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Tropical waves projected to affect island chain – Dominica News Online

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A tropical wave is expected to produce cloudiness with scattered showers and possible isolated thunderstorms mainly across the central and southern portions of the island chain during the next 24 hours, the Dominica Meteorological Service has reported.

By Wednesday night and throughout Thursday, another tropical wave is projected to affect the island chain generating showers which could be moderate to heavy at times and isolated thunderstorms.

Slight to moderate seas are expected during the next 24 hours with waves peaking near 5.0 feet.

Meanwhile, a westward moving tropical wave located over the central Tropical Atlantic is being monitored for development. This wave currently has a low chance of development over the next five days.





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Wesley MP condoles with family of drowning victim

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Jamal Prevost drowned at WoodfordHill on Thursday. FB photo

Parliamentary Representative of the Wesley constituency Ezekiel Bazil is expressing condolences to the family of Jamal Prevost of Wesley who died as a result of drowning in the sea at Woodford Hill on Thursday.

He was a teacher at the North Eastern Comprehensive School (NECS).

“I want to extend my sympathies from my family and myself and from the rest of the community, to the family of the young Jamal Prevost,” Bazil said during a live interview on Q-95 Radio on Friday.

According to Bazil, Prevost had reportedly gone to take a swim and encountered some difficulty.

“He could not make it back to shore and when he was fished out of the water yesterday afternoon, he [had] perished,” Bazil stated.

He described Prevost as a very promising young man, “very respectful young man…a very kind young man and yesterday, unfortunately, his father, Jeff Prevost and mother Lilia Bazil, my cousin, were faced with the unfortunate news.”

“I was there [on the scene] with his mother and father, and had to witness his lifeless body being fished out of the water,” he lamented. “It was not easy.”

He said the community of Wesley and WoodfordHill are also saddened by the death of Jamal.

Bazil extended his appreciation and thanks to the young men who “braved the waters amidst the circumstances” and decided to keep searching until they located the body.

“It was bravery; it was courageous, and I really want to thank the young men for what they have done,” he said.

Bazil encouraged his constituents and the rest of Dominica to continue to pray for Prevost’s family as they go through this sad time.

 





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ELECTION: UWP concerned about final voters list; plans public meeting for Monday

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The Executive of the United Workers Party (UWP)-TEAM Dominica is seriously concerned that the Final Electors List for the Friday 6th December 2019 general elections has been released without due regard to the numerous claims and objections submitted to the Chief Elections Officer.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Registration of Electors Act and its Regulations, the Executive confirms that many UWP candidates brought in excess of one thousand (1,000) claims and objections to the Chief Elections Officer within the legal deadline of 19th November 2019.

The UWP is of the firm belief that these claims and objections were not fully dealt with prior to the release of the Final Electors List that will be used at the general elections. Candidates have seen names that were objected to still appearing on the Final Electors List, a situation that leaves the Executive to believe that the December polls shall not be free and fair.

By letters dated 20th November 2019, these concerns were brought to the attention of the top officials of the Electoral Commission requesting their action:

  1. An appeal was made to the Chief Elections Officer to address the concerns raised in the many claims and objections submitted by the several UWP Candidates; and
  2. A request was made of the Chairman of the Electoral Commission that he advises His Excellency the President that the Commission was not fully ready to manage the December 6th Poll and that His Excellency should, therefore, invoke the provisions of Section 19 (1) (d) of the House of Assembly Elections Act Chapter 2:01 of the Revised Laws of Dominica that authorizes him to adjourn the December Poll to a future date.

To further inform the public, the UWP will hold a mass public meeting in Lagoon, Independence Street, Roseau on Monday 25th November 2019, from 5:00 p.m., to deal with these and other current issues on the island.





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ANNOUNCEMENT: CAPA presents findings of latest poll

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Caribbean Agency for Political Advancement (CAPA) will host a press conference on Friday, November 22 from 1:00 pm at Prevo Cinemall. The live stream can be followed via facebook live on facebook.com/CAPA.

Results of the latest finding of a scientific survey which was conducted in Dominica between November 2–16 will be released. CAPA is a certified political services agency based in Dominica which has a commitment to professional consultancy in the area of regional and world politics.

The agency has conducted several polls on the island of Dominica and this latest work is expected to provide information to the public as to the opinion of electors ahead of the December 6 General Elections.





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