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‘Still Waters’ art exhibition opens at Old Mill Cultural Centre – Dominica News Online

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Carla Armour

Mixed Media Artist, Carla Armour, opened her exhibition called ‘Still Waters’ at the Old Mill Cultural Centre on Monday, August 26th, 2019.

In an interview with Dominica News Online (DNO), Armour said this exhibition was inspired by Hurricane Maria, Tropical Storm Erika and the environmental crisis which is occurring worldwide.

“My exhibition this week is called ‘Still Waters’ and it is inspired really from Hurricane Maria, Tropical Storm Erika but not only that, from the issues that are happening around the world with our environmental crisis and just looking at ways, every day of your life, how you affect the world around you,” she said.

“The centerpiece has an old fishing boat that was damaged in Hurricane Maria and it is on a canvas that came off my roof. Above it, are floating but hanging out of the water, fish made out of offcuts of wood from rebuilding people’s houses and core boards and these are painted in the flags of Dominica, “Armour revealed.” Another part of that piece is “Throwing Shadows” that was inspired by me painting on my veranda when I had nowhere else to paint and I got shadows being thrown unto my canvas.”

She said this piece has gone out to other shows in the United States.

Armour further stated that the paintings around the centerpiece on the main floor talk about the ancestral chants which are coming from the adinkras symbol and the Kalinago symbols. The paintings upstairs are more processed pieces which she used as a way to put her emotions down unto the surface and used the paint as therapy.

Armour, who is also a well being coach went on to advise Dominicans to make positive changes to the way they live in order to have a greater impact on the lives of people around them and the environment.

“As the saying goes still waters run deep…so take some time to physically benefit our surface and see how we are impacting our environment, take some time to look deeper into the surface of your colleges, your friends, your family because sometimes they are smiling but honestly there may be a lot of issues there. Take some time for yourself as well…sometimes you just need a break too and be able to process things.”

Armour said today, Wednesday, August 26th that people are being invited to share their experiences from the exhibition by writing and drawing and on Friday, August 30th she will be collecting their poems, drawings, and mementos to make a big collection called ‘Collecting Receipts’  which will be added alongside her art.

The exhibition will last until Monday, September 2nd, 2019.





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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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