Dominica’s public service to formulate working response to Dominica’s climate resilience bid

A house damaged by Hurricane Maria

Dominica’s Public Service To Formulate a Working Response to the Country’s Bid to Become First Climate Resilient Country in the World  

Roseau, Dominica, Wednesday, December 27, 2017— Permanent Secretaries and other senior officials of Dominica’s public service are to engage in a planning session on Thursday, December 28, 2017, with a major objective—to formulate a working response to the vision articulated by Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit to make Dominica the first climate resilient country in the world.

The session is being chaired by the Secretary to the Cabinet, Ambassador Steve Ferrol. According to him, “our beloved country demands maximum service in 2017 and will demand even more dedicated service in 2018, therefore all efforts need to be consolidated to maintain an efficient and flexible public service as a matter of urgency in order to face the challenges of rebuilding.”

The conference is being held under the theme “Building A Climate Resilient Dominica: A Public Service Response.” It will focus on five (5) key areas; (i) Programming the Vision: Towards a National Strategy and Action Plan (ii) Where are We With Budget Implementation 2017/2018: Update Report (iii) A National Strategy For Climate Resilient Dominica: What Are Our Expectations (iv) What Does Climate Resilience Mean for Each Sector: Revised Strategies and Action Plans and (v) NEPO: Proposals For Preparedness For Resilience For the Next Hurricane Season.

Prime Minister Hon Roosevelt Skerrit and several of his Cabinet Ministers will join the session. Mr. Skerrit will deliver the opening remarks.

The event will be held at the conference room of the Office of Disaster Management (ODM) in Jimmit from 9:00am.

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  1. PP Agent
    December 31, 2017

    Wonder if the outcome of this session is going to be made public or in true Skerrit style been swept under the carpet.This whole thing is a dead donkey anyway, just a distraction used by him to divert attention away from the lack of progress in rebuilding the country. Stop being fooled by this man.

  2. December 30, 2017

    Ladies and gentlemen look up the meaning of the word climate , and tell me how do u build a climate resilient dominica where it it located in the tropics

  3. Scampy
    December 29, 2017

    Hurricane seeding started in the 1940’s by the USA. They have an impressive track record in manipulating the weather for economic, warfare and political purposes.

    Funny that Maria came about when Skerrit was under attack by all and sundry.

    Strange that the technology exists to create rain and storms, but not to avert.

    Join the dot my friends, we stupid Dominicans are being taken for the ride of our miserable lives.

  4. Neverson st jean
    December 28, 2017

    Ladies and gentlemen please explain to the non doctors what is a climate resistant country

  5. Rebecca Musgrave
    December 28, 2017

    I want to be Prime Minister God Willing
    30 years experience dealing with Jehovah God’s children in church and in public and business.

  6. All Saint!
    December 28, 2017

    Question & Answer (Q&A)

    I’m asking a pertinent question and likewise seeking an appropriate answer:
    “Why is it that the Gov’t of Dominica has commenced a post “Hurricane Maria” process of engagement with all and sundry, other than with the highest legislative body of the land being THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY?”
    My observation:
    Events unfolding post Hurricane Maria by Gov’t of D/ca demonstrates behaviours of a panic-stricken administration who is behaving illogically, running around like a headless chicken.

    • JOE
      December 28, 2017

      All Saint the answer is THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY is where LAWS are made and debated, currently we are not passing LAWS we are REBUILDING!!!!!!!

      • All Saint!
        December 29, 2017

        Joe – the key question here is are your prepared to be educated, to be rid of your ignorance?

        Besides the role of Making & Changing laws (LEGISLATION), in a democracy Parliament’s role (it’s other main function) is to: Check & Challenge the work of the Government (SCRUTINY). It is the lack of the latter that’s failed the RELIEF (effort) and continuing to fail the REBUIlDING (effort). There must be some truth in the manner by which Gov’t has atrociously handled the RELIEf (effort), as well as continuing in its merry way atrociously handling the REBUILD (effort). We’ve all seen the evidence on-line – the objective ones, that are willing to accept.

        It’s all well and good if you’ve chosen to happily live and die a life of IGNORANCE but better informed, in-depth and knowledgable soul’s like myself knows better and never habour knowledge, so I continue to pass on and educate one and all, just like I’m opened to be educated by (one and all) to not happily live and die a life of…

  7. anonymous2
    December 28, 2017

    How ridiculous. And the fools will follow.

  8. Real truth
    December 27, 2017

    Climate resilience in a third world country is not possible yet!……..sigh…..

  9. roy
    December 27, 2017

    In addition to becoming climate resilient, Dominica should aim to be the greenest country in the world.
    That means getting all its energy from renewables, mainly solar.There is an abundance of sunlight in that part of the world. Besides the national grid, every home should be encouraged to own solar panels It is calculated that the sun delivers enough energy to the earth in ten minutes to meets the world’s energy needs for ten years. The gods must be laughing at humans.
    Some countries have made a commitment to have only electric vehicles running on their roads within the next 5-10 years. We should make such a commitment.

  10. Traumatized
    December 27, 2017

    I am very curious about the outcome of this conference.

  11. Roger Burnett
    December 27, 2017

    Is the session open to the general public? If so this is short notice for us to get to Jimmit for 9.00am tomorrow. You can add to that, that most of us are working at that time of day.

    I would like to attend but the short notice, time of day and location is, in effect, creating a closed session.

    • JOE
      December 28, 2017

      Roger Burnett the answer is in the above article

      “Roseau, Dominica, Wednesday, December 27, 2017— Permanent Secretaries and other senior officials of Dominica’s public service are to engage in a planning session on Thursday, December 28, 2017, with a major objective—to formulate a working response to the vision articulated by Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit to make Dominica the first climate resilient country in the world.”

      In case you still missed it the answer to your question is NO it’s not for the public and therefore YOU ARE NOT INVITED!!!!!!

      • Roger Burnett
        December 28, 2017

        Thank you Joe,

        Understandably, at age 75 I’m becoming senile. I was led astray, as the date, time and venue was given in what I assumed was a public announcement.

        But what a pity that the public at large cannot have a say.

      • Paul Rossnof
        December 30, 2017

        I did not expect any different. In a dictatorship citizens must not contribute (apart from taxes) and should not have opinions. This privilege belongs to the ruling party and the doctor that resides in New York.

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