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

Albert Lewis Elder, 79

first_imgAlbert Lewis Elder, 79 of Greensburg, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 after a brief bout with cancer. Albert was born on October 7, 1940 in Decatur County, the son of Bernie and Dortha (Dickson) Elder. On December 27, 1963 he married Margaret “Ella” Lehman, they had been married for 56 years.Albert worked as a Supervisor at Crown Zellerbach/James Rivers here in Greensburg for 17 years. He met many friends and people during his time there. Albert was known for his integrity, honesty, empathy, toughness and his wonderful sense of humor. He was loved by many people, family, friends and acquaintances. Albert enjoyed watching football and baseball. He specifically liked to watch the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs and Indianapolis Colts.Survivors include his wife Margaret, his son James “Jim” Elder, his daughter Julie (John) Smartz of Los Angeles, CA, two grandchildren, Luca and Alex Elder and one sister Shirley Grimes of Hanover, IN. Albert was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Loyd and Rolland.Due to Covid concerns, a Facebook Live Funeral Service will begin at 2:30pm on Friday, August 14th with Rev. Jerran Jackson officiating. The service can be viewed on Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home’s Facebook page. Memorial contributions may be made to the Decatur County Animal Shelter. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.last_img read more

ATP | Nadal wins Fritz to raise the 85th title of his career

first_imgIn 2005, Nadal received the third title of his career in Acapulco. It was the first time that he participated in the Mexican Open after reaching the age of majority. He beat Calatrava, Ventura, Cañas, Puerta and Montañés to raise a particular trophy, the Guaje de Plata, fruit of the Central American nation that turns into a jícara to transport water and has a pear form. The Balearic Islands left the reply (solely the authentic is granted to those that earn it 3 times in a row and Muster and Ferrer have it) in a taxi as a result of of the rush, once they arrive at the airport with the proper time. Unbelievable however true. He received it once more in 2013, though this time he didn’t lose it. And 15 years later, this Saturday, Rafa lifted him for the third time after beating Taylor Fritz in the last: 6-Three and 6-2 in 74 minutes. The world quantity two placed on the typical mariachi hat to have a good time per week to body and with little put on, wherein he didn’t yield a single set in 5 video games and solely misplaced 25 video games. Thus he reached a spherical quantity of titles: 85. And he additionally assured one other season, and they’re already 17 consecutive, with a minimum of one cup to add to their showcases, an absolute document in the Open Period (since 1968). The victory doesn’t assist him to lower distances with the primary, Novak Djokovic, who with his victory in the last of Dubai will increase his benefit by 45 factors (10,200 in opposition to 9,850), but it surely fills him with confidence for what’s coming. The next, the Indian Wells Masters 1,000 (March 12-22). The ultimate began with greater than three quarters of an hour late as a result of of the lengthy period of the girls’s crew (2h: 46), with victory of the British Watson in opposition to the Canadian Fernandez. Nadal and Fritz (22 years and 35th of the rating) had not confronted one another earlier than and went on the monitor with kits of the similar model and the similar colours: white pants and pink shirt, with out sleeves that of the Spanish. SThey tried for 3 video games till Rafa attacked, but it surely was not simple for him to break the greatest punch he had confronted in the event. He had two break balls for 3-1 and so they escaped. The American, considerably whining and talkative, didn’t fear about the companies of his rival. And Nadal, who subtracted nearly from Manacor and put the ball with rather a lot of weight and a gradual tempo to exasperate Fritz, did take the third break alternative to put the 5-Three and then shut with a primary partial spherical wherein he solely misplaced three factors with his serve and made 5 unforced errors (he completed the recreation with eight).With out on the lookout for many winners, Rafa discovered a manner to dominate, with laborious hits and good instructions. ANDThe American survived at the begin of the second race as a result of of his firepower at the service. At the time of receiving, little might be performed earlier than the impeccable efficiency of his opponent. And in the fifth recreation, Nadal put a drive that left him sitting, actually. An ethical blow that facilitated the second break of the Spanish and the sentence of a last closed by him with few troubles and far mastery. Champion.last_img read more