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Pastor calls for stability and peace during upcoming election – Dominica News Online

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Pastor Randy Rodney is the president of the Dominica Association of Evangelical Association (DAEC)

President of the Dominica Association of Evangelical Churches (DAEC), Pastor Randy Rodney is calling on Dominicans to promote stability and peace during this election season.

He spoke at a press conference held at the Truth and Grace Fellowship Global Church on July 9th , 2019.

Pastor Rodney expressed his concerns with what he described as the already-charged atmosphere in Dominica.

“The Dominica Association of Evangelical Churches is concerned about the already charged atmosphere in the country in the advent of the next general elections constitutionally due by May 2020. Election campaigning is usually a highly charged season, however, this one seems to be even more so, although the actual election date has not yet been called,” he said. “We are already seeing the taking down of party paraphernalia, language of inflamed passions and actions which does not make for the peace of the community.”

Rodney added, “As a nation we subscribe to the statement on our Coat of Arms ‘Apres Bondieu cest later” and therefore we should pay due cognizance to the precedence set in scripture for the promotion of peace among all.”

He said even after the elections, people should be willing to work together for the continued development of the nation.

“It is important to recognize that our election campaign must be such that we are able, with little effort, to return to work alongside each other for the continued development of the nation. Therefore we must do all in our power to reduce and or eliminate the possibility of permanent scars to our emotional landscape,” the DAEC president advised. “It is counterproductive for opposing politicians and or supporters to denigrate each other to the point of creating a chasm which prevents collaborative synergistic efforts which is required in any developing nation. Scripture encourages, “be angry and sin not” and “let not the sun go down on your wrath.”

Pastor Rodney encourages all parties to approach this election with soberness of mind and purity of heart adding that “we all have a responsibility to ensure that our democracy remains stable and vibrant for us and future generations.”





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Giraudel and Eggleston to take advantage of Community Tourism Enhancement Competition

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Shirley Alexander is 3rd from left in back row

One of the participants in the Community Tourism Enhancement Competition (CTEC), Shirley Alexander, is planning to use the competition to transform the communities of Giraudel and Eggleston.

The competition was recently launched at the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) Building.

She said her group will focus on the transformation of the Giraudel/Eggleston Flower Show site.

“We have started and we will continue and we intend to use the competition to transform our communities even more, our people, our landscape, everything that we have to offer,” Alexander said.

She said the competition will also be used to bring back some past activities with some additions.

“We will focus a lot on our flower show site, 2.6 acres, so you should look forward to exciting activities there in March and April when the competition will be on,” she said.

Alexander believes that the competition is creating more opportunities for community groups.

“We aim to have a more enhanced environment and more sustainable lifestyles. Of course, we are noted for our abundance of flowers and our people so we will be focusing on those. Our talents, our skills, whatever we have to offer,” she said.

She also mentioned that the community had an improved National Employment Programme (NEP) which started in September 2019.

“We have been pressing forward with the NEP, the Ministry of Tourism and others,” Alexander stated.





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Dominican confirmed as Antiguan commissioner of Police

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Dominica’s Atlee Patrick Rodney has been confirmed as Police Commissioner of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda.

Rodney is originally from the northern village of Savanne Paille which is located near Calibishie.

The announcement came Wednesday 19th February, during a Senior Administrative Meeting at Police Headquarters.

Commissioner Rodney met with members of the Police Service Commission (PSC) on Tuesday, where he was served with his letter of appointment, effective November 25th 2019.

Rodney, who has 38 years’ service within the organization acted in the position for a little more than 22 months before his confirmation.

His opportunity arose after the dismissal of the Commissioner of Police Wendel Robinson.

Robinson, who was born in St Vincent and the Grenadines, was on suspension since April 15th, 2018, when the Police Service Commission in Antigua began an internal investigation into complaints of sexual misconduct by male colleagues under the commissioner’s care.

The investigation later led to charges being brought against him and Rodney has been acting in the Police commissioner role ever since.

The newly appointed commissioner used the opportunity to encourage the men and women under his command to remain committed and united in their efforts to make Antigua and Barbuda a safer nation.





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Dominican actress shines in the US

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Dominican actress shines in the USAnother daughter of the soil has made her country proud in a field that few Dominicans pursue. Disnie Sebastien, fondly known as Myan to family and friends in Dominica, is the daughter of Riviere Sebastien and Annette Austrie and resided…

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