254 Views no discussions Share KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — St Vincent and the Grenadines has become the latest Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to record its first case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.Health Minister Luke Browne told Parliament on Tuesday night that the authorities had received confirmation of the case from the Trinidad-based Caribbean Regional Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and that the unidentified person has since fully recovered.The health minister urged citizens to take steps to protect themselves again Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses and to eliminate places where the insect can breed.Zika is a viral disease characterised by fever, rash and body aches. It is one virus of the viral family that includes Yellow Fever, West Nile, Chikungunya and Dengue.But, unlike some of those viruses, there is no vaccine to prevent Zika, nor is there medicine to treat the infection.Zika is commanding worldwide attention because of an increased incidence of microcephaly – a birth defect where a baby’s head is smaller than expected when compared to babies of the same sex and age- in regions with increased Zika infection.Apart from St Vincent and the Grenadines, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Suriname are among CARICOM countries where the virus has been detected. Share Tweet Share HealthLifestyleNewsRegional St Vincent records first case of Zika virus by: Caribbean Media Corporation – February 24, 2016 Sharing is caring!
LifestyleLocalNews Law has to stipulate legal drinking age- NYC President by: – October 15, 2019 Tweet 198 Views one comment Share Share Share Sharing is caring! President of the National Youth Council of Dominica, Paul BaronThe National Youth Council of Dominica wants underage drinking to be punishable by law.Council President Paul Baron spoke to Dominica Vibes recently to encourage young people to participate in independence activities.He emphasised that that participation should be wholesome citing that alcohol use among young people is not adequately regulated.“What is in fact law is that you cannot sell to a minor who is under 18. However, there is not a law that bars a minor from consuming alcohol. While the minors cannot buy it, there is no law that says they cannot consume it under the age of 18. That’s a blind spot in our legal system.”Baron believes the nation’s future, its youth, ought to be priority number one.“If we have to develop as a country, we have to safeguard its most precious resource which is its young people. The responsibility of taking Dominica through the 21st century and beyond is dependent on the young people. We have a huge youthful population in fact, it is estimated to be at least 40%,” Baron says. “The National Youth Council will take up the responsibility of pursuing that and I will…personally as well.”In the meantime, however, Baron calls young people to act responsibly.“Whenever you are engaging in activities in this Creole season, do so in a responsible manner. Do not over-consume alcohol, do not engage in anti-social activities, have fun with your peers and family in a manner that you are safe and your health is safeguarded as well; do not end up in trouble. Essentially, we want the very best for you and we want to ensure that you live a fulfilling life.”He says the Council will follow that issue and continue advocating for the cause adding, “I believe that the law has to stipulate a legal drinking age.”
Share 768 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! The liquor license suspension will come under review this week, according to the Hon Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit.“The Ministry of Health will assess things and where there is the need to make changes, we will make changes,” Hon Skerrit, who is Chair of the Cabinet Subcommittee on COVID19, said.“For example, we had a long discussion on the liquor license suspension. There is a view of holding it up until [this] week when we will make an assessment and if we have to reinstate the liquor licenses then we shall do that,” he said in a radio discussion late last week.Liquor licenses were suspended effective April first as part of curfew restrictions in effect likely with a view to discourage gatherings and maintain individual and social responsibility.The review, he said, will take place this week. Share CoronavirusLifestyleLocalNews Liquor License Suspension to Be Reviewed by: – April 20, 2020 Tweet Share
LocalNews DDA’s Paint-a-Thon on this weekend by: – May 20, 2011 Share Share The Discover Dominica Authority is teaming up with Harris Paints on an initiative aimed at beautifying buildings in Roseau that have historic and architectural appeal.The Roseau Paint-a-Thorn which gets underway this weekend forms part of activities marking Tourism Awareness Month.It offers exterior painting services of selected services at no cost to home owners.The DDA have been working with other organizations to choose the right colors that will add to the aesthetics of the neighborhood but keep with the guidelines outlined for historic preservations. Qualified contractors and painters are involved in the selection process and have inspected the chosen houses to access their readiness and viability. Houses that require major repairs will not be chosen for 2011 Pain-a-Thorn,” he said.Piper said the scope of the Paint-a-Thorn does not include the interior painting or major repairs.The event will get underway this weekend and in the event of rain, June 034d and 4th have been set aside.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share 32 Views one comment Sharing is caring!
Sharing is caring! 10 Views no discussions Share LocalNews UWP Leader criticize agriculture minister’s statement on over-production by: – February 1, 2012 Tweet Share Share Hon. Edison James. (file photo)Leader of the United Workers Party Edison James has criticised statements by the country’s Agriculture Minister about the over protection of certain root crops.Walter said that there is an over production of certain root crops and plantains at this time.However James said the “boastful” statements demonstrates that the Minister does not understand the essentials of proper planning for production and marketing of agricultural crops.“There is over production where a crop is produced which the farmer is unable to sell or to market. A major role of the Ministry, under the direction and control of Mr. Walters, is to ensure that production volumes are linked with markets i.e. when the farmer is asked to produce a crop there is a market through which his crop can be sold,” he said.According to James, “this empty boast by Mr. Walters is a public confession that he, his Ministry and his Government, have seriously failed the farmers, the important agricultural sector and the people of this country on a whole”.He said the UWP has constantly stressed its commitment to adopt a policy in which farmers will be assisted to produce their crops under contractual arrangements which include ensuring a secure market and the direct purchase of the crops when necessary.“This is the only way that Agriculture will serve the farmers and the Commonwealth of Dominica. We sincerely urge the farmers and Citizens to give the United Workers Party the opportunity to put it plans into operation,” he noted.Dominica Vibes News
Tweet NewsRegional Barbados government hopes to reduce electricity costs by: – May 10, 2012 10 Views no discussions Share Share Share Sharing is caring! Flag of Barbados. Photo credit: flags.netBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — The government of Barbados is hoping to reduce electricity costs in this country by as much as 22 percent over the next 20 years. This was announced by Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Darcy Boyce, on Monday evening at the Sustainable Energy For All (SEFA) in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Conference.He told delegates, drawn from the 28 countries represented, that the local savings in electricity would amount to US$283.5 million and added that this would also lower fuel costs by an estimated US$670 million; cut CO2 emissions by 4.5 million tons; and reduce reliance on fossil fuels to about 71 percent.Boyce said that the Barbados Declaration had mandated government to provide each household with access to modern and affordable renewable energy services to eradicate poverty safeguard the environment and provide new opportunities for sustainable development and economic growth. Concerning SIDS’ importation of fossil fuels, he noted that this dependence represented “one of the greatest threats to our economic viability and survival as sovereign states”. He added: “Planning is already under way by government and the private sector on renewable energy projects that would cut our dependence on fossil fuels for base load electricity generation by about 33 percent, probably within six to eight years. “These projects are in biomass and co-generation, municipal solid waste to energy, industrial organic waste to energy, and landfill gas to energy. Further, we will also encourage pilot projects in ocean thermal energy conversion and sea water air cooling. In addition, work continues to expand our solar thermal generation and our capacity for electricity generation from solar photovoltaics as well as from wind.” Boyce pointed out that, in Barbados, work was currently under way to improve the legislative and regulatory structure for renewable energy, as well as the fiscal, pricing, funding, training and certification, standards and warranties, and physical planning permitting areas. “These all need to be made more adequately supportive of the sustainable energy drive by the economy”, he pointed out.Furthermore, in the area of energy efficiency, the minister said that studies had already been done in various sectors of the Barbados economy, especially in the hotel sector, to estimate the potential savings from more energy efficient plants equipment and operations. “Such work is continuing and is now focused on [realising] the identified potential savings, and how to put appropriate funding in place for the investment required,” he stated. Overall, he noted that it had been estimated that investments of US $20 billion, over two decades, would be required to assist SIDS to increase energy efficiency by 25 percent and to generate a minimum of 50 percent of electric power from renewable sources. In order to meet these goals, the minister said it was hoped that other development partners would be fully supportive of the initiatives put forward by Small Island Developing States. By Cathy LashleyCaribbean News Now
Moroccan forward Youssef En-Nesyri celebrates his late winner for SevillaRead Also: La Liga: Felix back with a bang as Atletico brush aside VillarrealSevilla looked like they had thrown away victory when Osasuna came from two goals down to level after Aridane scored and Roberto Torres converted a penalty.But En-Nesyri, who had also struck the opener before Lucas Ocampos made it two, scored his second of the game and Sevilla’s third in injury time to snatch a dramatic winner.Nemanja Maksimovic scored Getafe’s only goal against Mallorca, who remain three points behind Celta Vigo in 18th.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 But Diego Simeone’s side have stumbled against the league’s lower teams this season and so it proved again, as Espanyol dug deep for a deserved share of the spoils. Atletico take on fellow top-four hopefuls Sevilla next weekend and Simeone will have to decide to what extent he keeps one eye on the second leg at Anfield three days later. Espanyol took the lead in the 24th minute when Savic turned in Wu Lei’s cross at the near post and they might have doubled their advantage had Atletico’s goalkeeper Jan Oblak not made a brilliant save by tipping Victor Sanchez’s thundering effort onto the crossbar. Instead, Atletico equalised shortly after half-time when Saul took the ball out of the air on the edge of the box and banged a wonderful volley into the far corner. Joao Felix almost grabbed a winner when his deflected cross came off Diego Lopez and hit the post while Alvaro Morata was unable to turn in the rebound from the angle. Promoted ContentThailand’s 10 Most Iconic Landmarks6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldBear Cubs ‘Dancing’ In Forest Delight The InternetThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs20 Photos Of Kendall Jenner That Force You Love Her Even MorePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Atletico Madrid slipped up in the race for La Liga’s top four on Sunday as they were held to a 1-1 draw by bottom club Espanyol. Saul Niguez (R) scored a terrific equaliser but Atletico dropped points away to struggling Espanyol Saul Niguez volleyed in a stunning equaliser at the RCDE Stadium but Atletico were unable to find a winner as Stefan Savic’s first-half own-goal earned Espanyol a valuable point in their struggle against relegation. The result is less useful for Atletico, who sit fifth, behind Getafe, who prevailed 1-0 away at Mallorca, and Sevilla, who beat Osasuna 3-2, thanks to a 93rd-minute winner from Youssef En-Nesyri. Real Sociedad are only a point behind and have a game in hand. Espanyol stay 20th but are now only five points adrift of safety. After their excellent victory at home to Liverpool in the Champions League, Atletico appeared to be building some momentum when they defeated Villarreal 3-1 five days later.Advertisement Loading…
Mesut Ozil’s agent has insisted there is “no chance” the German midfielder will leave Arsenal this summer. Two men threatened to “kill” Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil Dr Erkut Sogut says Ozil will stay in north London at least until the expiry of his current deal in June 2021. The 31-year-old was linked with an exit from the Gunners in January after struggling for game time and form in the first half of the campaign. He has enjoyed an extended run in the side under Mikel Arteta but failed to have a meaningful impact on proceedings as Arsenal suffered late heartbreak in the Europa League at the hands of Olympiakos on Thursday night Arsenal record £27.1m losses for 2019 – and Europa League failure could make 2020 worse “At the moment, we don’t even talk about it, because he still has one-and-a-half-years left,” he told the i.Advertisement Loading… “He still has 15 months to go. Until then, he will stay at Arsenal, for sure. He will stay until the end of his contract. There’s no chance he’ll leave.” Ozil moved to the Emirates from Real Madrid in January 2013 for £42.5million. He penned his current terms in 2018 and earns in the region of £350,000-a-week at Arsenal. When he does leave the Gunners, Ozil would likely be inundated with lucrative offers from China and the USA, but Sogut says he will continue playing at the highest level as long as possible. “He is going into the end of this contract, he will be 32 years old, he will be a free agent, and it’s not a bad situation,” he added. Read Also:Mesut Ozil misses Arsenal’s trip to Athens “And he will have probably a hundred million followers on the social media side at that time, his marketing will be bigger by that time. And he’s 32 so he can still go and play in top-level football for the next two or three years.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow7 Action Movies That’ll Give You An Adrenaline RushDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?A Museum To Rihanna’s Glory Could Soon Be OpenedWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The Globe7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better
The Gunners were under par in the first half but went ahead in fourth minute of added time when Sokratis turned home Reiss Nelson’s cross, and Eddie Nketiah’s goal shortly after the interval secured a 2-0 win. It was the London club’s first game since their shock Europa League exit at the hands of Olympiakos, and Arteta says he was pleased with the reaction shown by his players. “It’s a difficult place to come but I have faith in these kids. They always respond and I always knew they would do that”, the Spaniard told BT Sport. “They have to learn from the difficult moments and manage them but they have the talent and desire and look how hard they work”. Bukayo Saka, Matteo Guendouzi, Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock, Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah all started the tie at Fratton Park, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles was also introduced from the bench for a youthful Arsenal side. Mikel Arteta praised Arsenal’s young players after watching his side progress to the FA Cup quarter-finals with a win over Portsmouth. Nketiah scored the second goal which effectively secured progression, while Nelson provided the assists for both goals and it was the 20-year-old winger in particular who was singled out by Arteta in his post-match interviews. He said: “We have pace in a few players up front. Reiss is a special player and can eliminate players one on one. He’s been out for a while but he’s back now and he showed what he’s capable of doing”. “I’m really enjoying working with this group of players,. It’s a process. I know everything has to be today or yesterday but in football it doesn’t happen like this. Read Also:Arteta reveals Arsenal concerns over Coronavirus “I’m seeing a lot of things I’m happy with but there is a lot of room to improve.” Arsenal are next in action when they take on West Ham at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon as they look to win a third consecutive Premier League game. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes Loading…
Dele Alli accepts he’s made a lot of mistakes as a Tottenham player. Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe “But when you join the Premier League you start to get noticed and you have to be a role model. “I’ve always tried to live my life as a good person but I’ve made a lot of mistakes and it’s all about adapting and learning from them. Read Also:Harry Kane’s return excites Dele Alli “I’m still young and each experience is a new one for me, so it’s important to have good people around you — and I’ve always had that growing up.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Alli, 23, was only 16 when he made his league debut for MK Dons and 19 when he won his first full England cap. He told the Otro YouTube channel: “After I started playing for the national team a lot of people would stop me and ask for pictures. “A year before, I was a normal kid from Milton Keynes who could go anywhere and do whatever I wanted without being noticed.Advertisement Loading…