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Paralyzed man walks with high-tech exoskeleton controlled by his brain

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The man known as Thibault was paralyzed due to a 40 foot fall from a balcony where his spinal chord was severed. Despite this, the 28 year-old French national maintained some ability to use his left arm, which allowed him to operate his wheelchair via a joystick.

The new technology has allowed him full walking movement and the ability to touch some objects. Thibaud trained for 2 years using a video game in order get the technology, which is wire directly to his brain, to recognize his commands.

 

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ELECTORAL OFFICE NOTICE: Marigot returning officer

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NOTICE

The Electoral Commission has appointed Mrs Andillia St Rose Returning Officer for the constituency of Marigot, subsequent to
the resignation of Mrs Lois Bristol.

Mrs St Rose has served as a Presiding Officer in General Elections in Marigot since 1985.

Mrs St Rose will receive nominations for the December 6th 2019 General Elections from 9am until 4pm on Tuesday November 19th 2019 at the Marigot police Station.





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ELECTORAL OFFICE NOTICE: Nomination Day

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On Tuesday November 19, 2019, all Returning Officers and Election Clerks will be available at designated nomination centers to receive nomination papers and Statutory Declarations from prospective candidates.

Candidates will be required to present Form 12 and Form 13, respectively, in accordance with Section 15 of the House of Assembly (Elections) Act.

The Officers will begin receiving nominations at 9am until 4pm, for seven hours continuously.

If at the end of seven hours, there is only one candidate duly nominated, the returning officer will immediately declare that candidate to be duly elected.

If there is more than one candidate duly nominated, the Returning Officer will adjourn the poll to the date stated in the writ, December 6th 2019.

Every candidate must be nominated by no less than six (6) electors registered in the same constituency for which he/she is seeking election and must consent in writing to the nomination in Form 12.

Every candidate must deposit a sum of $500 in cash. If he/she fails to do so, their nomination will be deemed void.

Every deposit will be returned to the person by the Financial Secretary upon presentation of a certificate from the Chief Elections Officer that the candidate was elected or received not less than one-eighth of the total number of votes counted at the election.





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BUSINESS BYTE: Dominica’s Secret Bay All-Villa Resort joins Relais & Chateaux

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The Award-Winning,  Luxury Boutique Resort Becomes The First and Only Dominica Hotel and Just the Eighth Caribbean Hotel to be

Accepted to Relais & Châteaux

 Secret Bay, a six-star resort experience secluded on the Caribbean’s ‘Nature Island’ featuring clifftop residential-style villas, is pleased to announce its acceptance to join Relais & Châteaux, the most prestigious association of luxury hotels and restaurants in the world. Secret Bay is the first and only property in Dominica to be accepted into Relais & Châteaux and is just the eighth property in the Caribbean to become affiliated with the internationally acclaimed, elite group of curated hotels. Secret Bay’s dedication to sustainability, approach to hospitality, attention to six-star, highly-personalised service and culinary ingenuity are among the qualities that led Relais & Châteaux to select Secret Bay to join its network of the ‘World’s Finest Intimate Hotels.’

“We are extremely delighted to join Relais & Châteaux, which has always set the benchmark for preserving excellence in the timeless traditions of cuisine and hospitality,” said Secret Bay proprietor, Gregor Nassief. “Secret Bay and Relais & Châteaux share similar values around celebrating authenticity; working with, and employing, the local community; and, honouring sustainable practices. The affiliation will further enhance what guests love about Secret Bay: a special place that allows them to reconnect to themselves, to nature and to the ones they love.”

Philippe Gombert, President of Relais & Châteaux said: “We are very happy to count Secret Bay as a member of our family. The property will be the perfect ambassador for our values and our commitment to protect biodiversity and local heritage. The hotel is perfectly located, and offers a delicious and conscious Caribbean immersion for our guests.”

Secret Bay, Dominica’s most acclaimed resort, is a limited collection of freestanding, secluded and private villas that are immersed in nature and positioned on a clifftop overlooking the azure Caribbean Sea. The resort was founded upon a story of love, both between Gregor and his wife, Sandra, and for the land which they shared a deep commitment to preserving. Latin American architect and Sandra’s father, Fruto Vivas, collaborated with the couple to design the villas that comprise the living, breathing eco-luxury resort at Secret Bay. The resort is renowned for its ability to effortlessly capture the luxury of time and space and is celebrated for its idyllic tropical setting, an artful fusion of high design, local craftsmanship, commitment to sustainable development and authentic, bespoke service. Part of Secret Bay’s elevated experience comes in the form of its culinary offerings. At the innovative Zing Zing restaurant, Executive Chef Grant Lynott operates a “no-menu” concept that’s part food-lab and part restaurant, challenging many of the traditional fine dining restaurant rules, and focusing on a hyper-local and intimate experience that simply can’t be replicated.

“Relais & Châteaux is the global pinnacle of hospitality and cuisine, and we are proud to have met their standards to become a partner,” said Dinesh Kissoon, Secret Bay’s general manager, or maître de maison. “Secret Bay’s commitment to bespoke, highly personalised service along with nonpareil authenticity and experiential dining makes for a once-in-a-lifetime trip for Relais & Châteaux travelers.”

Relais & Châteaux represents 580 independently owned and operated boutique hotels and gourmet restaurants in extraordinary locations around the globe. Each property accepted into the Relais & Châteaux family must embody values of sustainability, hospitality and service while celebrating the local culture of their unique region.





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