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OECS Chairman calls for adherence to rule of law and constitutionality in Dominica



OECS Chairman, Gaston Browne

Chairman of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Gaston Browne, has called for calm in Dominica and for adherence to the rule of law and constitutionality.

The OECS chairman also called on all parties to respect the law of Dominica and the constitutional provisions for the holding of general elections that reflect the will of the people.

Residents have been protesting over the past few days demanding electoral reform before the December 6th general elections.

These demonstrations escalated last night with citizens pushing down barricades, forcing the police to use tear gas to disperse the angry crowd.

But the Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister stated that calm, an end to violence and other disruptive activity are essential to ensuring that general elections in Dominica are conducted in an atmosphere free of fear.

Prime Minister Browne is presently in Washington leading a CARICOM delegation to a US Congress Round Table on de-risking and correspondent banking relations.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, in an address to the nation this morning, blamed the opposition United Workers Party for the protests.

Skerrit said the protests are designed to provide a daily source of video and photo footage for daily transmission to the international media and select international agencies.

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Dominican gospel artist ‘Jcro’ releases new single ‘You Know Me’




Dominican gospel artist Karlvin Deraviere who’s stage name is “Jcro’ has released a new single dubbed ‘You Know Me.’

The Song takes reference from Jeremiah 1:5 “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born, I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”

“As a believer in this generation there are so many times we feel unworthy, thoughts of giving up in times of failure but God has given us Grace to face each day head on and to walk in victory because he has already won it all!” he said in reference to his new single.

The song was produced, mixed and mastered by Jamieson Julien of Elevate Studios, Dominica.

Karlvin “JCro” Deravariere was born in the 90’s in the lovely community of fond Cole and in love with the art of music from a very young age, Karlvin Deravariere aka JCro began slowly moving forward into the art-form.

At a tender age of eleven JCro accepted Christ into his heart at the Deliverance Baptist Church and began using his talent in an explosive way to glorify God. On this journey JCro began making strides being apart of a dynamic band called ‘The God Sent team,’ delivering the word through out the world to many youth and various people who long for more from this life.

He has done ministry not only locally but regionally and internationally alongside some of Gospel’s most renowned ministers such as Qmajur, Donnie McClurkin, Positive and Blessed Messenger just to name a few. JCro has ministered in the Bahamas, Jamaica, Tampa, Martinique and most recently Texas.

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DEAR BELLA: I paid for everything, now can’t get over this girl




Dear Bella



I need your advice on how to get over this girl that I somehow can’t get over even if I know for a fact that she is bad for my health.

We met during a popular annual event last year and we hit it off very well. She introduced me to her mother and she was very nice to me.

I am not really handsome but I figure if I spend heavily on a woman-especially those in Dominica- then you are in for a long time.

Bella I would buy her mother lunch, dinner, take them out and all. And her mother loved that. I bought clothes, shoes, hair and even ham and turkey Christmas gone. Cellphone costing $900 even.

And even if she is just 16, her mother didn’t mind because I was helping them out.

I thought at first her mom would say I was too old because I am 33. But she didn’t mind at all.

But all of a sudden, the relationship got cold. Her mom wouldn’t send her at my house again and even the mother cold with me.

I distanced myself and then last week she told me she wanted to end the relationship.

Next thing I heard she have a new boyfriend and the mother always up and down on his ride.

I guess she didn’t remember when I use to walk all the way Morne Bruce to bring food for her.

I miss her and I know I shouldn’t because I feel that they were using me.

So, I am asking if you could help me get over her. Like not to think of her again or even remember the way she hurt me.




Hello Walker

I don’t know if you expected anything serious to derive from a relationship with a 17-year-old.

And you could be right in your thinking that you were used.

Sometimes things happen to allow us to realize our mistakes and to save us from the catastrophe that we create for ourselves.

Condition your mind and tell yourself the story ended the best way.

Find someone more mature if you really want a serious relationship. You should never try to buy love using material things.

Furthermore, a mother “selling out”, her 16-year-old girl for monetary gains is clearly a red flag. It appears that this is a pattern.

Moving forward learn that money cannot buy you love irrespective of how society may put it.


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Tsunami Warning put in effect for Jamaica following 7.7 Earthquake




A massive earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.7 has impacted the waters between Jamaica and Cuba.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake, measuring 7.7, occurred around 2:10 p.m. local time at 125km north, northwest of Lucea, Hanover.

The quake was felt in several parishes, including Kingston, St Andrew, St Ann, St Catherine and Manchester.

It was reportedly felt in several other countries, including The Bahamas, Cuba, Cayman Islands, Haiti and Honduras.

According to reports from Jamaica, schools and work places have been evacuated and a tsunami warning was issued.

The earthquake was felt island-wide.

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) said on its Twitter page, that tsunami waves reaching 0.3 to one metre or three feet above the tide level were possible for Kingston.

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