In yet another bizarre twist in the tense U.S/Iran exchange the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau and the Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson, claim they have evidence that Iran shot down the Ukrainian airliner that crashed on Wednesday morning.
US authorities claim they have video and radar evidence that links the crash to the Iranian Missile strike on Wednesday.
The flight was carrying 176 passengers with 138 people expecting to make connecting flights to Canada.
“There is now a body of information that the flight was shot down by an Iranian Surface to Air Missile. This may well have been unintentional.” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement. “We are working closely with Canada and our international partners and there now needs to be a full, transparent investigation.”
Trudeau called for further investigations citing evidence he claimed he had access to, but would not provide additional details about that evidence.
Salybia Constituency MP joins with Kalinago Council to activate COVID-19 task force
1 hour ago
April 1, 2020
As you are aware, COVID-19 has infected several individuals in Dominica with a high probability of affecting many more. In direct response to this anomaly, the Parliamentary Representative for the Salybia Constituency has joined forces with the Kalinago Council and other stakeholders to operationalize a task force to plan and coordinate activities relating to COVID-19.
The Government of Dominica has taken steps to ensure border security and mitigating against in-country transmission. The social and economic impact of COVID-19 is of great concern to us especially as we anticipate shortages in food, medicine and other essential supplies.
We have gathered all the data as it regards persons with vulnerability to include the elderly, pregnant mothers, babies, physically-challenged and persons with chronic diseases who may be immobile due to quarantine measures. The intention is to provide services to them in their area of need.
In the eventuality of a countrywide lockdown, the Government of Dominica has made arrangement for the provision of food supply. Our local response to this is ensuring local logistic and transportation measures are in place to facilitate that component of mitigating against the impact COVID-19. Additionally, we will make available seedlings and cuttings and fertilizers for farmers/families to plant backyard garden. Also, animal feeds for livestock farmers. These measures will ensure that meat, fresh fruits and vegetables are available in the short run for our residents.
We will continue to ensure that provisions are made to mitigate against all eventuality arising from COVID-19 to include infections, fatalities, food shortages, shortages of essential supplies.
We encourage further, similar as the call from the Government has been to maintain and observe the protocols that have been outlined by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Initiatives. These are Social Distancing and practising Proper Hygiene.
We understand that combating COVID-19 requires a collective effort and we are pleased to join forces with the Kalinago Council and local stakeholders to prepare for any eventuality.
Below are the names of people you can contact should you require any information.
COVID-19: Standpipes for hand washing are in place says DOWASCO
2 hours ago
April 1, 2020
As measures to fight the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) intensify, The Dominica Water and Sewerage Authority (DOWASCO) is reporting that the standpipes promised by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit a little over a week ago, have been fully installed.
PM Skerrit said on March 19 that the government had taken a decision to install standpipes in the city of Roseau to facilitate hand-washing in Roseau in the battle against the dreadful virus which has infected more than 900,000 people and killed over 45,000 around the world.
DOWASCO has told Dominica News Online (DNO) that there are now several fully-installed and ready-to-use hand washing facilities in various parts of Roseau.
The company says this was done to encourage everyone to wash their hands and to maintain proper sanitation during the outbreak of COVID-19.
The standpipes have been installed in the following locations: opposite Flow, Going Places, Grand Bay bus stop, Fresh Market, Soufriere Bus Stop, Methodist Church, Marigot Bus Stop, Best Price, Canefield Bus Stop, Irock, Burtons, Grand Fond Bus Stop and Jackson’s.
And although, in keeping with government’s advice, DOWASCO shut its office from March 26, the company told DNO that there will be no issue in providing a constant flow of water to the public through these standpipes.
DOWASCO says it has effected its emergency plan and only emergencies will be attended to during this time of closure.