President Burton talks climate change with new US ambassador at ceremony this week

Her Excellency President Sylvanie Burton

President of Dominica, Her Excellency Sylvanie Burton stated that the Government of Dominica was able to put in place effective response strategies to mitigate against the adverse effects of global climate change.

She made the statement during a ceremony held this week when newly appointed Ambassador of the United States of America to Dominica, His Excellency Roger F. Nyhus presented his credentials to her.

Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. These shifts may be natural, however, it has been reported that since the 1800s, human activities have been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to the burning of fossil fuels which include coal, oil, and gas that produce heat-trapping gases.

“Following the major natural disasters of Tropical Storm Erika in 2015 and Hurricane Maria in 2017, prior to the emergence of the Covid-19 Pandemic in early 2020, our government was able to put in place effective response strategies to mitigate against the adverse effects of global climate change and other disasters by adopting and embracing the build back better approach,” she said.

According to Mrs. Burton, integrated into this approach is the vision of a new dynamic Dominica.

“National resilience and focus on the many windows of opportunities to be derived from such transformative initiatives as the digital economy and green energy which is centered on our geothermal development program,” she stated.

Mrs. Burton continued, “We therefore welcome the development assistance being offered by the United States which will no doubt put Dominica in a better position to respond to the various challenges facing us as a small island state.”

This marks another chapter in the diplomatic relations between Dominica and the United States, which were formally established in 1978.

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  1. Arshia
    March 1, 2024

    solve the UK visa free problem
    beg to his Majesty king Charles and rescue the Dominican people

  2. Arshia
    March 1, 2024

    solve the UK visa problem and rescue the Dominica

  3. En Ba La
    February 29, 2024

    I am contesting the next General Elections and I am into politics these guys are into something else – I don’t stand for nonsense, first of the Prime Minister should have left since last time when he called the elections – you heard him – you heard Vince saying that he is not going to be in politics forever. His wife is there jumping on me – all constituency offices are open some are closed you cannot see or meet them. This US Ambassador we share schools.
    Look at the Prime Minister what he does. these people they have some strange things doing. You can spot them. Unfortunately I am still under this banner or I say “CLoud” well fortunately for me.

  4. En Ba La
    February 29, 2024

    I know what I am talking about. tell them Sue me. Hartley Henry Sue me. Charlie Jong sue me – you attended on that school in Maryland in that state there lies the Belvdor military base there is the Criminal Investigation Department of the United States Military

  5. En Ba La
    February 29, 2024

    These people mentioned below or above when DNO post my comments – don’t forget the guy with the football is there. “A man” or “A woman” you hear someone say this – just be careful while they are speaking – be careful. “WOOF”.

    I met quite a few not because I am a criminal but because of the people I worked with. Miley is in it – He is the one who brought down Zelensky – one of the students in American Foreign policy class she said she saw wars, rioting, downright scary in class students were scared and began saying class is weird. So for us I stood my grounds from the get go – for DOMINICA TOO MUCH IS AT STAKE. I know way too many people our population cannot afford this. The United States I said based on this is a FAILED STATE.

  6. En Ba La
    February 29, 2024

    The Prime Minister and his wife they knew this man is part of it. All the people you all were seeing in Washington State – homeless people – I was on the church’s premises doing this for YOU ALL to see while you all were in BED, and I was awake because of time difference.
    These are people under normal circumstances you cannot meet him. Let me tell you the scoop when these go out – whatever it flies out I don t know how the recover it – I do not want to be in this just to have important big name school people in circles.
    The US uses a brain – have you heard about Washington State Fusion Center -snohomish county jail staff with the sheriff, Seattle police, FBI – Seattle field office, Homeland Security, Drug Enforcement, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Fire Department somewhere in there, the Alleyne Institute funded by the late Paul Alleyne – I saw a lady. Mckenziee Scott – she is there too

  7. Lin clown
    February 29, 2024

    That is why DNO have to daycalay you that Em Ba La.Since DNO expose your high level of stupidity,instead you learn you posting more stupidness.Em Ba La take full responsibility,as if EM Ba La is an official name that can be entered in a lawsuit.JACKA

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  8. Who holds the wind
    February 29, 2024

    Climate change is a political issue same as the “pro-life” agenda in the US. The climate is indicative to the wind direction which is out of human control. The irony here is that, the simple things that are within our control we ignore. Things such as fixing or the reconstruction of the roads/streets of Roseau, building bridges so people and vehicles could travel safely during heavy rainfalls or hurricane; keeping our China hospital stocked with medical supplies; paying nurses, teachers, police officers etc a decent salary and helping our farmers by rebuilding their feeder roads and so on and so forth. Those are the things which are within our power to fix. But no! We are instead trying to tell the wind how strong to blow, and trying to tell the sea how high should her tides rise. I mean, this is completely a waste of time and the lack of innovation to create the things necessary for human basic needs and happiness. Crooked Government policies are the results of wars and conflicts now

  9. Love I
    February 28, 2024

    There is nothing you all can do with Nature!!!
    Just have things in place for when disaster strikes. Strong shelters…making sure the Country is prepared well. Hospital..emergency medical care…
    Care for the citizens.

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  10. February 28, 2024

    Suddenly you know of climate change. You have been in the public service for years why haven’t you write an article on climate. You are just like roselyn Paul when she talks of ‘ resilience ‘. Write an editorial on DNO or any other medium. Just talking about what none of you know about. Climate change my arm.

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    • February 29, 2024

      Anger – You have been in the public service for years why haven’t write an article on climate. That is because you don’t write proper grammar. Why haven’t you written and not “why haven’t you write”. You should be angry with yourself, Mr. Anger. And besides, what do you know about climate change, yourself? Just keep repeating what dem UWP bums write.

  11. En Ba La
    February 28, 2024

    Had you all met him before you all would have made an ambassador. A billionaire from Washington state.

  12. En Ba La
    February 28, 2024

    We are left with no choice but to accept begging from all and sundry and turn back on our words. We can see that we are not able to initiate any conversation from these people. We have issues to discuss with them concerning Hapgood who not returned. for his case took a flight and left and is being protected by these individuals the state department people legislatures, we also have other issues that needs to be addressed.

    Under different circumstances we would not have accepted a dime from them but instead exercise our rights as a sovereign state to refuse his credentials based on issues we have with them. We would be making a statement in the Internatinal community to receive the respect we deserve.

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