DAIC Speaks on Issues of Migration in Dominica

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! President of DAIC, Kenneth Green BusinessLifestyleLocalNews DAIC Speaks on Issues of Migration in Dominica by: – January 22, 2020 Share Share Share 157 Views   no discussions The Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce is discussing the existing negative perceptions of immigrants in Dominica.At the association’s Eggs and Issues panel discussion this morning, panelists explained how immigrants can have positive impact on DominicaStatistics show that in 2017,  Dominica’s migrant population is at 9.5%, placing Dominica second on the list of migrant populations.President of DAIC, Kenneth Green considers Dominica a “Migrant Country” and sees migration as an avenue for market expansion.“The economic impact of migrants is seen in the level of contributions first but also in the difference even when you look between countries and consumption. So if you look at the amount of consumption in larger Caribbean islands where there is a larger grouping of migrants or immigrants who have moved into the local and you look at it within context to a country like Dominica, where you have less migrants… then you can see the value of having migrants within our communities,” Green said.He noted that Dominica lacks a migrant policy which would address potential food security repercussions.“We’ve not seen any inward migration policy that caters to our weaknesses, that caters to some of the threats that exist and to look at the opportunities. So if you look to things like our farm labor issue…right now the average rate for unskilled labor has gone up yet the farmers still cannot get people who have not gone through a high school education to accept between $300-$400 a week and in many cases, cash in hand. That is a difficult thing because you need labor to produce the very things that we eat, so it has a food security repercussion for us.”He concluded that the increase in Dominica’s population will positively impact the private sector where consumption is concerned, noting that restaurant owners and event managers will greatly benefit from a greater pool of consumers.“Restaurants, supermarkets, even entertainment venues, you don’t look at a fete, say, the World Creole Music Festival and other venues and say, to yourself, let me see how many of these people are Dominican.No, we are looking at the economic impact from a generic point of view. So the amount of people here and also how many people leave has a serious impact on our economy.”last_img read more

Ripley County Man Backed Vehicle Into Building, Police Say

first_imgA Ripley County man was found unresponsive after police say he backed his vehicle into a building at high rate of speed.It happened on Monroe Street in Napoleon around 6:30 p.m. Monday.Officers say Odell Bruce Richardson, 66, of Osgood, started his red 2011 Chevrolet pickup and for reasons currently unknown, the pickup truck accelerated backwards across the parking lot a high rate of speed before striking a building.Richardson was found unresponsive and transported to Margaret Mary Health. He was later airlifted to Methodist Hospital for treatment.Authorities believe the accident may be a result of a medical condition as the investigation is ongoing.last_img

Rolland to referee Heineken Cup final

first_img It will be Rolland’s first Heineken final since the 2004 game between Wasps and Toulouse, with his assistants being fellow Irishman George Clancy and England’s Wayne Barnes. Top Welsh official Nigel Owens, meanwhile, will control the Amlin Challenge Cup final between Leinster and Stade Francais in Dublin on May 17. Irishman Alain Rolland will referee the Heineken Cup final between Clermont Auvergne and Toulon in Dublin on May 18, tournament organisers have announced. Press Associationlast_img

Six goals scored on Petra/ Milo U-18 opening day

first_imgA total of six goals were scored on the opening day of the Petra/Milo U-18 football tournament when play commenced at the Ministry of Education ground.In the first game, it was easy pickings for Masters Academy as they decimated Bishops’ High 3-1. James Walcott scored a brace for the Academy side in the 12th and 48th minute while Teon Vankenic slotted home the third in the 59th.Bishops’ High, who took the lead early on through Darin Chan in the 5th minute, were not able to find the back of the net again.A no-show for Houston Secondary meant that St Rose’s High got a walk over, while game three between North Ruimveldt and St Joseph High ended 1-1.Jerren Shepard put St. Joseph High in the lead in the 61st before Omar Sinclair 66th minute goal ensured that said lead was short-lived.The final game of the afternoon,which featured two time defending champions Chase academy against Freeburg,saw the former winning via a walkover.Action continues today with Lodge Secondary taking on St. Mary’s Secondary school while Kingston will have to play East Ruimveldt. Tucville and St. John’s College will play game three while Morgan Learning Centre and Charlestown Secondary will play game four.last_img read more

Cazenovia baseball scores 16 in win over Mexico

first_imgDevon Spaulding started and blanked CBA over his first five innings of work, and he scored Chittenango’s only run in the bottom of the fourth inning after getting one of his two hits.It was still 1-0 when, in the top of the sixth, the Brothers got to Spaulding for both of its runs, driven in by Derek Jann and M.P. Geiss. Jann also pitched for CBA, going 6 2/3 innings and striking out 12 before Anthony Marsallo got the final out in relief.On Thursday, Chittenango lost another 2-1 decision, this one to Bishop Grimes, who scored in the first inning, only to have the Bears tie it in the top of the fourth as Ronnie Ince earned a pair of hits.Between them, Maddox Garvey and Nick Callahan blanked the Cobras until the bottom of the seventh, when Grimes pushed across the winning run. Seth Murphy pitched two scoreless innings of relief for Grimes after MattTarby started.A scheduled game between Chittenango and Cazenovia last Friday got rained out, and the lingering poor field conditions also pushed back the Lakers’ game Saturday with state Class B no. 6-ranked Canastota.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Along the way, Ryan Wozniak produced a single, two doubles and three RBIs, while Dylan Anderson drove in four runs. Tripp Clarke, Dominic Paglia and Dan Hammond had two RBIs apiece.Aeden Berson scored three runs as Patrick Linck got three hits and Dylan McCrink two hits, each of them earning an RBI. Jack Byrnes pitched and got the win, striking out four.Chittenango was coming off a 9-8 victory over Cazenovia on May 4 when it challenged Christian Brothers Academy last Monday afternoon and was in position to win again, only to take a tough 2-1 defeat to the Brothers. Now it was important for the Cazenovia baseball team to start gathering some victories if it wanted to make its way into the Section III Class B playoffs later this month.The Lakers returned to action last Wednesday afternoon, at Mexico, where with 17 hits it pounded away at the plate until it had produced a 16-6 victory over the Tigers.Mexico led, 3-0, through one inning, when Cazenovia answered with four runs in the top of the second. A two-run third inning followed, and the Lakers got away with five runs in both the fourth and fifth innings.center_img Tags: BaseballCazenoviaChittenangolast_img read more

Bacta members to voice B2 outrage in Treasury meeting

first_imgShare Safer Gambling Week 2020 to focus on customer intervention June 2, 2020 Share Arcades denounce DCMS reclassification postponing June reopening   June 12, 2020 StumbleUpon GVC submits claim for HMRC FOBTs rebate May 21, 2020 Related Articles Submit Bacta has detailed that its members are to convey industry outrage over a proposed delay in implementing the £2 stake on FOBTs (fixed odds betting terminals), at a Treasury meeting next week.The meeting, which is set to be held at The Treasury on Wednesday 25 July, will see a senior delegation of figures from the UK trade association, including National President Gabi Stergides, Vice President James Miller and Chief Executive John White, meet with a number of officials. Explaining the position of Bacta, White commented: “The government has taken the decision to reduce the maximum stake (on FOBTs) to £2, it’s taken the credit for making that reduction so why is it taking two years to implement?“The bookies are pushing the quite ludicrous argument that it will take two years to make the technological adjustments necessary to reduce the stake when everyone who is involved in the FOBT supply chain knows that’s abject nonsense. “We also know that the bookies have been scenario planning for a variety of outcomes, and it’s inconceivable that the £2 stake has come as a shock when the weight of opinion from the Church of England to The Royal Society for Public Health has been in favour of such a reduction. “Bearing in mind the examples of human tragedy caused by FOBTs, this delay is both reprehensible and totally avoidable.”Also set to form part of the agenda for Bacta is the Machine Games Duty (MGD) on skill with prize (SWP) machines, which it is to outline a further case with a view to seeing its reduction from 20 per cent to five per cent.White concluded: “A reduction in the rate of MGD has long been an ambition of Bacta. SWPs or quiz machines were part of the culture of many pubs and they are now close to disappearing entirely. “The cost to the Treasury of such a change is negligible and could be facilitated by a simple amendment to the Finance Act. We are hopeful of a sympathetic hearing based on the facts.”last_img read more

See clever first goal of the GPL season, scored by Asante Kotoko’s Justice Blay [VIDEO]

first_imgAll 18 sides involved in this season’s Ghana Premier League would have been hoping for great starts to the campaign.But even Asante Kotoko, playing at home against Eleven Wonders, could not have dreamt of the start they made.Inside two minutes, they already had the ball in the back of the net.It was not just the first goal Kotoko had scored this season, it was also the first goal netted by any club in the season.A short corner from the Porcupine warriors caught out the Wonders defence and a cross into the box was headed home powerfully by Blay.The goal was even more important as it was the only one Kotoko scored in the game, picking up all three points with a 1-0 win.The goal was the first of 25 scored across the nine venues on Sunday.The opening day victory was sweetened even further by news that their rivals, Hearts of Oak had lost at home to Berekum Chelsea.Take a look at the clever goal below:last_img read more

Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell announces his return on social media

first_imgThe 6-foot-7 Harrell has been a big piece of the Clippers’ success this season, averaging career-highs in points (18.6), rebounds (7.1) and minutes (27.8) off the bench. Last week, he and Lou Williams earned recognition as finalists for Sixth Man of the Year Award.The second-seeded Clippers — 47-23 overall, a game ahead of third-seeded Denver with two seeding games to play — are 3-3 in the bubble without Harrell.Since the team arrived in early July, Clippers’ Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams also left Florida to deal with pressing personal matters before returning to quarantine and re-acclimate to NBA basketball. Williams was forced to quarantine for an extended, 10-day period because he visited a popular gentlemen’s club in Atlanta for food while he was home to pay his respects to a mentor.The Clippers’ Ivica Zubac and Landry Shamet also were both late-arriving to the bubble after contracting the coronavirus before the team departed. And Leonard, JaMychal Green and Marcus Morris Sr. also were slightly delayed in their arrival too, because of their own personal matters.The Clippers expressed support for Harrell in his absence.“I get asked from inside, like, ‘When is Trezz coming back?’” Rivers said recently. “And my answer’s been the same: When he’s ready. When he’s ready he’ll come back. You can’t play if you’re not right mentally and because of the emotional part of it.“His grandmother is very tight with him, so all I told him is I love him and take your time. We’ll be ready with open arms when you come.”Said Williams, following his first game back Aug. 4: “I pray and I really hope these fans understand what Trezz is going through while he’s away, so when he come back people don’t have a lot to say … We’re having real-life issues in the world.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I’m back!!!!!!!!”“I lost my best friend my number one lady… So this next wave of greatness is coming with a lot of pain and passion”“This for you MA!!!!! IM DIFFERENT BELIEVE THAT!”Those Clippers fans who have been monitoring Montrezl Harrell’s social media posts, sympathizing with him after he lost his grandmother and wondering when they might see him on the court again, they got an answer early Monday morning.center_img With a series of tweets, Harrell — who left the bubble July 17 — announced his arrival in the bubble at Lake Buena Vista, Florida. He also posted a photo on his Instagram story of his view of Walt Disney World Resort from his hotel, where he’ll have to quarantine for four days as part of the league’s coronavirus-testing protocol before he can rejoin his team ahead of the playoffs in a week.After Sunday’s loss to the Brooklyn Nets, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers didn’t divulge any details about when Harrell might arrive in the bubble when he was asked Sunday. He did sound optimistic: “We hope so. That’s all I can say.”And Kawhi Leonard talked about the challenges of getting the unit collectively up to speed without Harrell on-site.“We definitely got to be in a better rhythm,” Leonard said Sunday in his postgame interview over Zoom. “Guys have been in and out of the lineup, key guys. Still waiting on Trezz to get back, you know what I mean?“He brings a lot of energy for us,” Leonard added. “Good rebounder. Also good on switching. Good post-up player. Good passer. Once we add a guy that’s playing the whole entire game, 48 minutes, I think it will make the team better.”last_img read more

NBA free agency 2019: List of best available free agents as market continues to shrink

first_imgNBA FREE AGENCY 2019: Follow SN’s live rumors trackerWhich free agents are still on the board?Here’s a breakdown of the top players at each position searching for landing spots.NBA free agency: Available point guardsPlayerStatusTrey BurkeUnrestricted free agentJeremy LinUnrestricted free agentJerian GrantUnrestricted free agentJerryd BaylessUnrestricted free agentShaun LivingstonUnrestricted free agentNBA free agency: Available shooting guardsPlayerStatusLance StephensonUnrestricted free agentJustin HolidayUnrestricted free agentIman ShumpertUnrestricted free agentVince CarterUnrestricted free agentJamal CrawfordUnrestricted free agentJodie MeeksUnrestricted free agentNBA free agency: Available forwardsPlayerStatusKenneth FariedUnrestricted free agentThabo SefoloshaUnrestricted free agentCarmelo AnthonyUnrestricted free agentTrey LylesUnrestricted free agentJonas JerebkoUnrestricted free agentNBA free agency: Available centersPlayerStatusNene HilarioUnrestricted free agentPau GasolUnrestricted free agentJoakim NoahUnrestricted free agentZaza PachuliaUnrestricted free agentAmir JohnsonUnrestricted free agent NBA teams spent more than $3 billion within the first few hours of free agency. Yes, billion, with a giant “B.”That means the free agent market is shrinking every day. General managers looking to fill out their rosters need to move quickly.last_img read more