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Dominica observes International Day of People with Disabilities 2022

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Dominica joins the rest of the world in observing International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPwD) today.

The annual observance of the IDPwD on 3rd December was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly resolution 47/3.

This year’s observance aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

Former Executive Director of the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD) and Chairperson of the National Commission of Persons with Disabilities, Nathalie Murphy who spoke during a live interview on State-owned Radio DBS said part of today’s focus is to find innovative ways sports can be used in reducing inequality among persons with disabilities.

“The United Nations is asking the world to come together to find joint solutions to address these issues and try to find solutions to ensure that persons with disabilities can really live normal and rewarding lives,” she said.

Murphy called on Dominica in particular to pay attention to the issues affecting persons with disabilities.

“Unfortunately we didn’t organize any elaborate observation this year because of various reasons, but all we are asking is that world and Dominica in particular continue to pay attention to the issues affecting persons with disabilities and that we can come together as a country and try to find joined solutions in reducing inequalities that exist presently,” she indicated.

Furthermore, she explained that at the moment the world is going through a number of crisis including that of climate change, Covid-19 and the Russia-Ukraine War which all these crisis affect persons with disabilities in a significant way.

This year IDPwD is observed under the theme: “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world”.





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LIVE (from 8:30 p.m.): Dominica Calypso Semi-finals

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Dominica News Online – Saturday, February 4th, 2023 at 7:22 PM

DNO is pleased to join ComeSeeTv in bringing you pay per view coverage of the 2023 Calypso Semi-finals from 8:30 tonight at Windsor Park Sports Stadium.

The price is USD20.

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[Caribbean News Now] St. Kitts And Nevis’ first female Governor-General sworn in

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St. Kitts and Nevis witnessed history when Her Excellency, Marcella Liburd JP was sworn in as the Federation’s first female Governor-General during a brief but significant ceremony at Government House.

Her Excellency Liburd, who succeeds His Excellency Samuel Weymouth Tapley Seaton, GCMG, CVO, QC, JP, LL.D, was administered the Oath of Office and Oath of Allegiance, making her the Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis’ fifth Governor-General.

Her Excellency Liburd served as the Federation’s Governor-Deputy General before being appointed as Governor-General in September 2022.

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Junior Calypso Bouyon Monarch competition set for this evening

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The stage is set for the first-ever Junior Calypso Bouyon Monarch Competition scheduled for today, February 3, at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium Forecourt.

The show is being organized by the Leo Club of Dominica.

“The Leo Club of Dominica is proud to host this year, the Junior Calypso Bouyon Monarch, one event, two competitions, two monarchs,” Vice President of the Leo Club Ameka Cognet said while addressing a press conference held recently.

She continued, “Students will have the opportunity to display their talents in calypso and bouyon.”

The students who will participate in the calypso competition are Amelio “King-Lio” George of the St Mary’s Primary, Jodee-Marie “Luxuriee” Leatham representing the St Martin Secondary School, Bryce “Mighty Bryce” Alexander of the Community High School, Ojahro “Mighty Kai” Philbert of the Dominica Grammar School, Jairah “Mighty Jairah” George representing the Roosevelt Douglas Primary School, Kai “Empress Kai” Lawrence of the St Luke’s Primary School, Terricia “Teri-C” Lavinier of the Pierre Charles Secondary School, Tyce “Mighty T” Faustin representing the St Mary’s Academy, Mersa “Mighty M” Andre of the Pierre Charles Secondary School,  and D’ Andre “D Legend” Rolle representing the Pioneer Preparatory School.

Those who will compete in the bouyon competition are; Bijon “Mighty B” Charles of the St Luke’s Primary School, De Andre “Dre” Durand of the Pierre Charles Secondary School, Josiah “DJ Siah” Fagan of the St Mary’s Primary School, Dane “Dwavete” John of the Dominica Grammar School, Quan “Quandary” Bunche representing the Community High School and Curnel “Million Dollar Boy” Charles representing the Goodwill Secondary School.

Cognet said also that the junior calypsonians and bouyon artists are hard at work, “practicing their songs and mastering their stage performances.”

Furthermore, she said last month the club held a successful workshop at the St Mary’s Academy (SMA) to assist participants in that regard.

“The participants had the opportunity to interact and listen to calypsonians and bouyon artistes who have played key roles in the musical industry,” Cognet stated.

She thanked Tasha ‘Tasha P’ Peltier, Geoffrey Joseph of Triple K International, the reigning Junior Calypso monarch, Malik Darroux, Sheldon ‘Shelly’ Alfred, and Starsha of the Signal Band for offering their time, knowledge, and skills to the young rising stars.

There will be guest performances from the NBD flag wavers, calypsonian Shanice, CHS Umoja group, Pashi Walk, and Signal Band.

Tickets cost $15 for children and $25 for adults. They can be purchased from Leo Club members and participating schools.

The show is expected to begin at 5:00 PM.





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