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Traffic measures announced for opening of phase one of new hospital – Dominica News Online

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Lindo Park, Goodwill, the venue for the opening of phase one of the Dominica China Friendship Hospital. Photo credit: Domnik.net

The traffic department of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force will be implementing a few temporary measures in the Goodwill community to ease traffic congestion during the handing over and opening ceremony of phase one of the Dominica China Friendship Hospital Project, .

The ceremony is scheduled to take place today Friday, September 6th 2019 at the Lino park grounds from 3: 00 pm.

According to Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Simon Edwards, motorists are informed that the main entry to the event will be on Federation drive and vehicular traffic will only be permitted to drive south along  Dupigny Lane from the roundabout to the junction of Rose Street.

“Both sides of Federation Drive from the junction of Rose Street to the roundabout will be reserved parking for dignitaries. One side parking will be accommodated along the western side of Rose Street from the junction of link road to the Federation Drive. One side parking will be accommodated along Federation Drive from the roundabout to St. Aroment.”

He said one side parking will also be accommodated along the eastern side of Charles Avenue from the junction of Bowers Lane to the roundabout on Federation Drive.

Edwards added that vehicles will also be permitted to park along the riverside area within the city of Roseau and on designated parking areas on the Goodwill to Roseau link road but no parking will be permitted along the link road from the junction of Elmshall Road and River Street.

These measures will take effect from today, Friday, September 6th 2019 from 11 am until the area is cleared of all obstructions.

Meantime, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said this morning on State-owned DBS Radio, that the commissioning of the first phase of the Dominica China Friendship hospital is a great achievement and a step forward for the delivery of health care services in Dominica.

“Over the years we have seen major improvements in health care system. Health care services and the delivery of health care services is not a static thing, it is an evolving process, what we’d obtain 20 years ago is different from what is now,” Skerrit said

“You have an increase in diseases and illnesses and a high presence of cancer and cancer-related illnesses, hypertension and also diabetes related illnesses and therefore it is always important to us as citizens to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to eat properly and exercise so that we minimize all risk of being unwell.”

He stated this is a major step for Dominica and thanked the government of China and Minister for Health, Dr. Kenneth Darroux for his leadership.

The prime minister added that in due time the government is also looking at naming certain aspects of the hospital after local Dominican practitioners, who have contributed to Dominica’s health care sector.





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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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Deniscia Laurent wins Ms DSC Jamboree; Sheldon Piper is DSC top male model

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Deniscia Laurent, Law Enforcement Major has captured the title of Miss Mas Jamboree 2020 whilst NarZym Sheldon Piper an Entrepreneurship Major emerged winner of the Mr. DSC Modeling Competition.

The Miss Mas Jamboree Pageant was held on Tuesday February 18th 2020 at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium Forecourt.

The 2nd Runner Up went to Kayjah Charles and 1st Runner up went to Dainisha Eusebe.

Carsim Brimingham emerged 1st Runner up of the Mr. DSC Modeling Competition.

The Result of the Pageant is as follows:

Miss Photogenic – Dainisha Eusebe

Miss Amity – Aaliyah Alexander

People’s Choice – Kayjah Charles

Best in Runway – Dainisha Eusebe

Best Talent – Dainisha Eusebe

Best in Evening Wear – Dainisha Eusebe

Best Evening Wear – Deniscia Laurent

Best in Swimwear – Dainisha Eusebe

Best Thematic Wear – Kayjah Charles

Best Response to Question – Kayjah Charles

Meantime, Mr. DSC Modeling Competition was a new addition to the pageant where four young men participated.

Director of Students Activities at the DSC, Trudy Christian said that “the male aspect of the show was included to encourage more guys to come out to Mas Jamboree”.

Christian said that pageantry is mainly viewed as a female event.  However, they wanted participation from the entire student body.

“We wanted to really have participation from the whole student body, I think the male competition did exactly what we intended it to do it brought out a bigger crowd to Mas Jamboree 2020” she said.

Furthermore, Christian said that the pageant continues to make a significant contribution to Dominica’s carnival.





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