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President calls for Dominica to give God priority – Dominica News Online

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His Excellency, President Charles Savarin

President of Dominica, Charles Savarin, has urged Dominicans to put God at the forefront of their lives.

He made the comments at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium, on Sunday evening, at a ceremony organized by the Ministry of Ecclesiastical, Family and Gender Affairs in collaboration with faith based organizations.

“The Motto which appears on our Coat of Arms proclaims: ‘Apres Bondie C’est La Ter’, that is, ‘After God is the Earth’, which means that God comes before power, before politics, before party, before religion, before wealth, before silver and gold, before everything,” Savarin said.

The President referenced the nation’s recovery from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria as proof of God’s dedication to his people.

“I humbly ask you to join me in acknowledging President of Dominica, Charles Savarin, has urged Dominicans to put God at the forefront of their lives.

He made the comments at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium, on Sunday evening, at a ceremony organized by the Ministry of Ecclesiastical, Family and Gender Affairs in collaboration with faith based organizations.

“The Motto which appears on our Coat of Arms proclaims: ‘Apres Bondie C’est La Ter’; that is, ‘After God is the Earth’, which means that God comes before power, before politics, before party, before religion, before wealth, before silver and gold, before everything,” Savarin said.

The President referenced the nation’s recovery from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria as proof of God’s dedication to his people.

“I humbly ask you to join me in acknowledging God’s grace and faithfulness towards us as a people and a nation,” he stated. “This is evident as we look around and see the recovery of our natural environment and the rebuilding which is taking place all around us, less than two years after the terrible events of September 18, 2017 when we thought all hope was gone. We acknowledge the invisible hands of our Lord and Savior which continue to hold us together and lift us up above our own expectations.”

Savarin said a prayer for Dominica, calling on the Holy Spirit to inspire citizens to be humble and to work together for the advancement of themselves and the country. He also asked for protection for the nation and its people during the ongoing hurricane season.

“Heavenly Father, as we approach the peak of the hurricane season, we call upon you and seek your protection from all storms, from the winds and from the rains, from raging rivers and rough seas, and from harm and danger of all kinds,” he pleaded. “Send your Holy angels from Heaven to guide and protect us and help us always to live as children of light, now and forever.”





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Skerrit announces $70 million road improvement project for Kalinago Territory – Dominica News Online

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PM Skerrit addressing the inauguration ceremony of the Kalinago Territory

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that over $70 million will be spent on road improvement in the Kalinago Territory commencing in the first quarter of 2020.

He made the announcement during the council’s inauguration which was held at the Kalinago Barana Aute recently.

Skerrit said one understands the importance of the road network to economic prosperity.

“We are going to have a major road improvement programme here in the Kalinago Territory from Sineku all the way down to Pagua and we will spend about $70 million on that section,” he said.

According to him the funds are already available for that project.

“The funds are available. We have signed the loan agreement with the World Bank; they have done the designs,” Prime Minister Skerrit stated.

He continued, “We are now moving towards the tender for this project and so that it will elevate and enhance the quality of the infrastructure in the Kalinago Territory.”





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Tropical wave to continue to affect Dominica during the next 18 to 24 hours – Dominica News Online

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A tropical wave is expected to continue to generate cloudiness with shower activity which could be moderate to heavy at times and isolated thunderstorms across the island chain, including Dominica, during the next 18 to 24 hours, the Dominica Meteorological Service has reported in 6:00 a.m. weather advisory this morning.

People in areas prone to flooding, landslides and falling rocks are advised to exercise extreme caution during the period.

Meanwhile, another tropical wave located in the Central Tropical Atlantic currently has a moderate to high chance for development over the next two to five days. This system is expected to approach the area by late Thursday into Friday.

Residents are advised to closely monitor information on the progress of this tropical wave.

Moderate seas are expected during the next 24 hours with waves peaking near 8.0 feet. Small craft operators and sea bathers, particularly on the east coast, are advised to exercise caution.





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United Workers Party to hold consultation with private sector and civil society   – Dominica News Online

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The leader of the opposition, Lennox Linton, has invited the private sector and civil society to discuss what is described in a UWP release issued today, as the apparent deterioration of governance in the Commonwealth of Dominica.

The release suggests that the current state of affairs is evidenced by the lack of accountability for State finances, the refusal to facilitate electoral reform, the award of lucrative contracts to one company without due process and the politically motivated persecution, harassment and arrest of opposition politicians and private citizens exercising the right to dissent.

It adds that the purpose of the consultation is to apprise civil society and business organizations on Dominica’s worsening governance situation, listen to their concerns and discuss their recommendations on the way forward.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday September 17th, 2019 at the Public Service Union Building at 5:00 p.m.





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