Work has commenced on Phase I of the State House Project. The area is being levelled in preparation for the ground works.In an interview with Sam, one of the Chinese Engineers, we were informed that they are levelling the grounds, and the materials for the construction to begin is en route to Dominica and should arrive shortly.Earlier this month, at the 5th session of the 8th Parliament of the Commonwealth of Dominica, on March 17th, 2011, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit , reported that ” the sum of six million, five hundred and seventy-four thousand dollars ($6,574,000) was advanced for preparation of designs and preliminary activities in respect to the construction of the New State House project.He further explained the components of the project; “It includes the construction of new offices for the Electoral Office and the Electoral Commission and the Integrity Commission, the refurbishing of the existing State House and construction of offices and residence for the office of the President.The new offices for the Electoral and Integrity Commissions are part of Government’s efforts to provide these agencies with suitable work environment. The refurbished existing state house will be outfitted with conference facilities and will ensure that Dominica has facilities that can host regional and international meetings. “The state house project will not only house the Electoral Office, Eletoral Comission and Integrity Office but also enhance our tourism development programme as explained by the Prime Minister. ” The site is deliberately chosen, given its proximity to the cruise ship berth, so that entire compound will form part of the tourism product in the capital.”[nggallery id=23]Dominica Vibes News 44 Views no discussions Share LocalNews Work commences on State House Project by: – March 29, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet
The 5th Grade Bulldogs defeated Triton Central in tight contest throughout, Sunday afternoon at BHS 39-34. The game turned late when TC’s best player, Crouse, fouled out. The Bulldogs were led in scoring by Brayden Maple, Cayden Drake and William Kuisel who each had 6 points. Caleb Mohr had 5, Landon Raver, Lincoln Garrett and Ethan Schneider each had 4, while Trenton Jordan and Jaiden Kuria tallied 2.In the second game of the day, the Bulldogs got off to a sluggish start offensively, but were able to kick it into high gear and run away from Jac-Cen-Del 47-14. Kuisel was impressive with 16 points, Garrett 8, Kuria 6, Maple 4, Mohr, Drake and Owen Enneking 3 each, Raver and Jordan rounded out the scoring with 2 apiece.The Bulldogs (13-1) are next in action, Sunday, December 9th at BHS where they will take on Connersville at 1:00 pm and East Central at 3:00 pm.December 1Voldico Insurance 40, Knights of Columbus 26Voldico Players of the game: Cayden Drake and Logan TebbeK of C Players of the game: Lincoln Garrett and Landon RaverCourtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has been invited to attend the first ever G20 Summit in Argentina on November 30, according to a statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister on Monday.It said that Holness, who had also been invited to attend the Special Oceans Summit in Oslo, Norway following his successful historic presentation at the outreach session of the just concluded G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Canada.The statement said that Holness was specially invited by Argentine President, Mauricio Macri and the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg.Power of inclusive, sustainable economic growthIn Canada, Holness spoke of the need to strengthen resilience through integrated adaptation planning, emergency preparedness and recovery, while promoting gender-responsive approachesHe told the G7 summit that there are no forces with greater capacity to transform the lives of millions, from poverty to prosperity, than the forces of inclusive and sustainable economic growth.Ravaging effects of climate change“Yet, Jamaica and the Caribbean have struggled with low levels of economic growth and high debt, made worse by the ravaging effects of climate change on our islands which are situated in the midst of great bodies of water.”Holness said that small island developing states (SIDS) like the countries of the Caribbean need to be empowered to take charge of their development and prosperity, through economic growth rather than debt, while being good stewards of our environment.“This will undoubtedly require enlightened thinking and partnerships, as already recognized by each and every country which has signed on to Agenda 2030.”Substantial progressHolness said that with the steadfast support of bilateral friends and multi-lateral partners, Jamaica and other Caribbean countries have made substantial progress in implementing painful, but necessary economic and structural reforms across political administrations, which have delivered previously elusive macro-economic stability.