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Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect for Dominica – Dominica News Online

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11 p.m. location of TS Dorian on Monday Aug 26, 2019

Dorian just passed very near to Barbados…Tropical storm conditions will affect portions of the Windward Islands through Tuesday morning…

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

At 11 pm, the center of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near Latitude 13.2N and Longitude 59.7W approximately 95 miles east south east of St Lucia (264km or 164 miles southeast of Dominica).  Dorian is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue through Tuesday night, followed by a turn toward the northwest on Wednesday.

On the forecast track, the center of Dorian is expected to move near or over the Windward Islands tonight, and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outwards up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center.

The center of Dorian is projected to pass over the Windward Islands (southern portion of the island chain), approximately 70 miles (110km) south of Dominica. Regardless, pockets of moderate to heavy shower and thunderstorm activity generated by the system are projected to affect Dominica tonight and throughout Tuesday along with gusty winds possible up to tropical storm strength. Rainfall projection is for 2 to 4 inches (50-100mm) across Dominica with higher amounts in elevated areas. Flash flooding and landslides are therefore possible. 

Small craft operators and other sea users are advised to exercise extreme caution during the next 24 hours due to rough seas particularly along the south and west coasts. A small craft warning is in effect until 6pm Tuesday 27th August.

Residents are advised to remain VIGILANT and keep updated on this system. 

The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates.





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Giraudel and Eggleston to take advantage of Community Tourism Enhancement Competition

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Shirley Alexander is 3rd from left in back row

One of the participants in the Community Tourism Enhancement Competition (CTEC), Shirley Alexander, is planning to use the competition to transform the communities of Giraudel and Eggleston.

The competition was recently launched at the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) Building.

She said her group will focus on the transformation of the Giraudel/Eggleston Flower Show site.

“We have started and we will continue and we intend to use the competition to transform our communities even more, our people, our landscape, everything that we have to offer,” Alexander said.

She said the competition will also be used to bring back some past activities with some additions.

“We will focus a lot on our flower show site, 2.6 acres, so you should look forward to exciting activities there in March and April when the competition will be on,” she said.

Alexander believes that the competition is creating more opportunities for community groups.

“We aim to have a more enhanced environment and more sustainable lifestyles. Of course, we are noted for our abundance of flowers and our people so we will be focusing on those. Our talents, our skills, whatever we have to offer,” she said.

She also mentioned that the community had an improved National Employment Programme (NEP) which started in September 2019.

“We have been pressing forward with the NEP, the Ministry of Tourism and others,” Alexander stated.





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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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