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Traffic measures to be implemented for Hurricane Maria thanksgiving and celebration concert – Dominica News Online

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The police traffic department has announced some temporary measures in the city of Roseau to take effect during the thanksgiving and praise concert to commemorate the devastating passage, two years ago, of Hurricane Maria.

The concert is scheduled to be held from 4:00 p.m. today at Windsor Park Sports Stadium.

“Motorists travelling north along Bath Road will turn west along Cork Street upon reaching the intersection of Bath Road and Cork Street. Motorists Travelling south along the Goodwill Bath Road link bridge will be diverted onto River Street or east onto the Link Road,” Police PRO, Inspector Simon Edwards stated. “There will be no parking on either side of the Link Road from the junction of Elms Hall Road to River Street. Motorists will not be allowed to travel in a northerly direction along Bath Road from the intersection on Bath Road and Cork Street. Motorists will not be permitted to travel in an easterly direction along Kennedy Avenue from the intersection of Independence Street and  Kennedy Avenue”

Edwards said that public parking will be allowed in the city of Roseau and cautioned motorists to adhere to all traffic signs and road markings.  He said the temporary measures will take effect from 10:00 a.m today and will remain in effect until the end of the thanksgiving celebration concert.

“The general public is advised to cooperate fully with the police and to adhere to all the traffic signs and or directions of the police,” Edwards stated.





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ANNOUNCEMENT: Registration notice for engineers

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Board of Engineering

Notice

The Board of Engineering solicits applications from individuals to be Registered Engineers in accordance with Sections 20, 24 and 25 of the Engineering Profession Act #22 of 2002, and from Organisations for application for a Certificate of Authorisation to engage in engineering work, in accordance with Section 32 of the said Act.

Application forms, the schedule of fees, and the schedule of engineering operations are available from the following locations:

  • office of Consulting Engineers Partnership, Jean-Baptiste House, Old Street, Roseau;

or can be requested and be received in electronic form from the Chairman of the Board at Board-of-Engineering@cwdom.dm

The Board requires that all applications be sent to the following address:

Chairman, Board of Engineering, P O Box 1441, Roseau.

The Board of Engineering wishes to advise the general public that:

 

  1. in accordance with Section 3 of the Act, unless he/she is a Registered Engineer under the Act, any person who practises engineering, calls or advertises himself/herself as an engineer, or signs or stamps drawings or documents purporting to be acting in the capacity of a registered engineer is guilty of an offence under the Act and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $10,000 and to imprisonment for two years;
  2. in accordance with Section 32, any organization which engages in the practice of engineering without a valid Certificate of Authorisation, commits an offence under the Act and
    • such an organisation is liable to a fine of $100,000 and
    • a person who at the time of the offence being committed was a director, partner, general manager, secretary or similar officer of that organisation is liable to a fine of $20,000 and two years imprisonment.

Registered Engineers and Engineering Organizations are hereby notified that the Annual Practice Fee, in accordance with Section 26 of the Act, in respect of the year 2019, is due and payable at the office of Consulting Engineers Partnership, Old Street, Roseau.

Further information can be obtained by emailing: Board-of-Engineering@cwdom.dm  or by calling 285-2055 or 265-8634 or Ms. Cheryl Adams @ 448-3208.

The Board of Engineering urges that Engineers and Engineering organizations abide by the Act #22 of 2002 and ensure that the payment of their practice fees are up to date.

Deadline for payment – March 31st, 2020.

 

Signed:

Justinn Kase

Chairman, Board of Engineering





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Renowned sports personality, Phillip Alleyne, laid to rest

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Catholic Priest Monsignor Eustace Thomas who was the main celebrant at the funeral mass of former cricket umpire and football referee Phillip Gregory Alleyne has expressed “disappointment” at the turnout at Alleyne’s funeral which was held on Wednesday February 19, 2020 at the Fatima Church in Newtown.

“What about us my dear friends, what about our sense of service, whatever job we have, do we enjoy it and work to the best of our ability, there are a number of professionals who don’t like what they are doing,” the priest said.

According to him they just come to work for the money but the late Phillip Alleyne was a hard working individual who believed in a “fair days’ work for a fair days pay.”

He said, that during the time of Phillip Alleyne, people played sports (cricket) for “love of country, for patriotism, they hardly got money, but that is not the case today,” Monsignor Thomas stated.

The late Phillip Gregory Alleyne he said placed priority on “God and service to country.”

“He was a man of spirituality, he enjoyed life, and he was a proud man,” he stated.

Roger Davis of the Windward Islands Cricket Umpires Association who also represented the West Indies Cricket Umpires Association described the late Phillip Gregory Alleyne as “a quiet giant.”

“This is indeed a sad occasion, we have lost a quiet giant, Phillip was like an institution…the news of his passing was not only shocking but regrettable, and his memories will always live with us. We take comfort in the fact that the consummate ease and none confrontational manner in which he took on life assignments were worthy attributes which we can adopt,” Davis stated.

His body was laid to rest at the Roseau Roman Catholic Cemetery.

He was 92 years old at the time of his death. Alleyne is the founding member of the Dominica Cricket Umpires Association and Dominica Football Referees Association which he founded in 1968.

He also worked at the Roseau City Council holding several positions and finally ended his career in that institution as Town Clerk until his retirement in 1984 after serving the Council for 35 years.

 

 





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Jay Dee is 2020 calypso monarch

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A smiling Jaydee moments after being crowned 2020 Calypso Monarch.

Dominica has a new calypso monarch.

Jude “Jaydee” Delauney, five years after he first entered the carnival calypso competition, has hit the jackpot.  He delivered two sterling performances to outshine the nine other finalists at the finals held on Saturday night at the Windsor Park forecourt.

 





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