Premier sends condolences to Dominica considering type of aide

first_img McAlpine defends views on Dominica, says he is simply representing the views of his constituents Related Items:althea been, condolences, Dominica, premier rufus ewing Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 02 Sept 2015 – The Office the Premier late yesterday confirmed that Hon. Dr. Rufus Ewing has indeed been in touch with the government of Dominica following the devastation caused there by Tropical Storm Erika. The storm also had the TCI in its cross hairs until it shifted significantly enough ‘west’ that these islands were spared a direct hit. Director at the Office, Althea Been said: “Following the passage of TS Erika, the Premier did send formal correspondence to the Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit offering words of comfort at this difficult time and condolences for the lives lost.” Been also informed that, “The Ministerial Government is currently considering the level of assistance whether financially or otherwise that will be offered to Dominica. This will be formally considered by the Cabinet.” Dominica is a CARICOM nation and recorded some 25 deaths, with as many as 50 people still missing. PM Skerrit is on record saying the storm has cost the country tens of millions in damage and has set development back 20 years. Last night Magnetic Media reported that the Sandals Foundation, despite not having any resort development in Dominica, has launched a relief fund online. 27 dead, a dozen missing in Dominica after hurricane Maria Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Post Maria: Dominica will rebuild with concretelast_img read more

Indian EC team lauds Bangladesh polls

first_imgThe Election Commission of India on Sunday appreciated the role of Bangladesh Election Commission saying it was “meticulous planning and organization”, reports UNB.”….a lot of gaiety was visible. Whatever we’ve perceived I think it was very meticulous planning and meticulous organisation by the Bangladesh Election Commission,” Ariz Aftab, chief electoral officer of West Bengal, told reporters at a city hotel sharing their experience.Aftab said the election commission of Bangladesh and the Election Commission of India have a long-standing relationship of cooperation and cordial relationship.He said teams from Bangladesh EC have regularly visited India during Indian elections and it has been a long-standing precedence of visits from the Indian EC to witness the parliamentary elections in Bangladesh.This time also the EC of India has sent a three-member team to Bangladesh to witness the parliamentary elections, Aftab said.During the polls of the day, he said, they visited few polling stations. “We definitely feel that there has been very meticulous planning as per as the EC of Bangladesh is concerned.””We hope that through this visit the relationship between the EC of India and the EC of Bangladesh will be strengthened…this is to carry forward good and cordial relationship between the election commissions of the two countries,” Aftab added.last_img read more

Harris County Flood Control District Completes PostHarvey Channel Debris Cleanup

first_img Share Harris County Flood Control DistrictMore than 140,000 cubic yards (roughly 40,000 tons) have been removed since the clean-up effort began.The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) said Friday it has completed a county-wide effort to remove downed trees and other storm debris that blocked the bayou drainage system since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas more than a year ago.More than 140,000 cubic yards (roughly 40,000 tons) have been removed since the clean-up effort began shortly after the storm at an estimated cost of $8.9 million so far.In recent months, crews have removed more than 25,000 cubic yards (7,042 tons or 642 truckloads) of debris from Buffalo Bayou, and 14,000 cubic yards (3,978 tons or 327 truckloads) from Cypress Creek.Removing debris from within the county’s 22 watersheds was a priority because downed trees and other storm debris can impede storm water flow and increase erosion, especially along natural forested channels.Debris has included refrigerators and other large objects washed into the channel, as well as six automobiles.The Flood Control District is working to secure funding for its disaster-related storm debris removal efforts from FEMA. Approximately $2.5 million have been received so far in disaster aid for channel debris removal.Residents are encouraged to report bayou and creek debris to the Flood Control District’s Citizen Service Center at this website or by calling (713) 684-4197.last_img read more