The traffic department of the Dominica Police Force will be implementing a few temporary measures in the community of Newtown to ease traffic congestion during the launch of Dominica Labour Party (DLP) candidate for Roseau south, Chekira Lockhart.
Lockhart will be launched on Sunday 2nd of June, 2019 at Newtown Savannah.
Acting Superintendent in charge of the Central Division, Leana Edwards explained the traffic arrangements which will be put in place.
“One-way traffic will only be permitted on Victoria Street for motorist travelling north between the intersection of High Street and Victoria Street, Newtown and the Melville Battery road. Motorists travelling south to Newtown and other southern communities will do so via the Morne Bruce road and travel in an easterly direction unto the lower Morne Bruce road,” she said.
“Upon reaching the intersection of lower Morne Bruce road and Centre Street, Kings Hill you will continue in a southerly direction unto Back Street, Kings Hill then travel in a westerly direction along Melville Battery road unto the Newtown public road. Motorists traveling south along bath road will be diverted to the Morne Bruce main road to exit at Back Street Kings Hill unto the Newtown public road.”
Edwards also stated that motorists will not be allowed to travel in a westerly direction on Lower Kings Hill center street unto bathe road as well as motorist travelling south along Victoria street in the vicinity of DBS radio will be diverted left unto high street unto Morne Bruce public road.
Superintendent Edwards added that two emergency lanes have been established and must not be obstructed to the free flow of traffic.
“The portion of road on bath road between the intersection of High Street and Victoria street and Cornwall Street between the intersection of High Street and Bath Road, the portion of road on Cornwall Street between the intersection of High Street and Cornwall Street and the intersection of Cornwall Street and Bath Road, shall be maintained as an emergency lane. Only local access will be permitted on this portion of road.”
She said there will be no parking on either side of Victoria Street from the intersection of High Street and Melville Battery road as well as no parking on either side of Bath Road from the intersection of Independence Street and Morne Bruce public road. Public parking will be allowed in the city of Roseau and motorists must adhere to all traffic signs and road markings.
The general public is advised to fully cooperate with the police and to adhere to all the traffic signs and directions of the police.
These temporary measures are scheduled to take effect from 9 am on Sunday 2nd June 2019 and will remain in effect until the area is clear of all obstructions by 11 pm on Sunday June 2nd 2019.
Skerrit – Caricom support ‘overwhelming’ for Baroness Scotland
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February 20, 2020
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said heads of government of CARICOM have expressed their “overwhelming” support for the renewal of the term of office for Secretary General Baroness Scotland.
Scotland, a Dominican by birth is under pressure from the international community to resign from her position of Secretary General of the Commonwealth.
But Skerrit who spoke on the sidelines of the Thirty-First Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Bridgetown, said the grouping is standing behind Scotland.
He said at the meeting, heads of governments also expressed their gratitude for her achievement during her tenure.
“Heads of governments expressed our gratitude for the range of activities undertaken by the Commonwealth Secretariat whose added value redounded to the benefit of small island and low lying coastal developing states,” he said.
According to Skerrit who has been one of Scotland’s main supporters, the heads of government also expressed support for the renewal of the term of office of the secretary general.
“We do hope that when we meet in Rwanda, the current holder of the post of secretary general will receive a second term in that very important office,” he said.
Skerrit said heads of CARICOM also engaged Scotland “directly and frankly” on the issues leveled against her in the media.
But he said CARICOM remained satisfied and accepted the responses given by her as “legitimate”.
The questions about Scotland’s future leadership of the Commonwealth came after she was criticized by internal auditors last November for awarding a lucrative consultancy contract to a company run by her friend.
The audit committee report also found that the Secretariat had no register of either tender waivers or conflicts of interest and was unable to explain why not.
That committee also identified 50 occasions between July 2015 and June 2018 when the usual procurement tenders had been waited by the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Baroness Scotland has always denied any wrongdoing
Scotland’s four-year term of office as secretary general comes to an end next month.
The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is said to be backing moves to persuade Amina Mohamed, a 58-year-old Kenyan politician, to challenge Baroness Scotland if she refuses to stand down.