Dominica to commission national sports council for uplifting sports industry: PM Skerrit

Dominica is all set to commission the national sports council, which will guide the development of sport and boost the industry in the country.

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Dominica to commission national sports council for uplifting sports industry: PM Skerrit

Dominica is all set to commission the national sports council, which will guide the development of sport and boost the industry in the country. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has informed about the steps that would be taken in the coming weeks for the upliftment of the Sports Industry in the recent Annou Pale and noting that we have committed to build the sporting industry and position our young people for success in the various disciplines.

While congratulating SVG for winning the OESE ACCB International netball series, PM Skerrit,” I congratulate the winners on their victory as the netball series played out in Dominica over the past week. However, our ladies did not emerge the tournament’s winners; we congratulate them for the effort and the representation of Dominica”.

Prime Minister Skerrit further stressed that a delegation of the World Bank has visited Dominica and held a discussion on the various projects financed by the bank. While outlining the significance of the World Bank, he cited that with the aid of the bank, the government could boost the establishment of the Geothermal energy Development in Roseau valley.

The prime minister said the project would cost around USD 27 million, and he also thanked the delegation for their visit.

By applauding the government of Mexico for their donation of a vaccine against the viral infection caused by the novel coronavirus, PM Skerrit underscored that we really appreciated Mexico for their great donation of another stock of the booster doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine against the COVID-19 pandemic and asserted that it had uplifted the vaccination drive in the country.

On February 21, 2022, an interactive session with the Minister of National Security and Home Affairs was held by Roosevelt Skerrit, which was based on the “E-Passports”. Moreover, the session has also attended by Rayburn Blackmoore and the police inspector, Deryck St Rose.

The delegations have discussed how they could apply for an e-passport, why the Ministry of National Security and Home Affairs adopted this new passport and also the difference between the machine-readable passport and e-passport in the interactive session.

While signifying the e-passport, Minister Blacxkmore underlined that the government has gone toward the more secure travel document-passport after following the need by the partners.

Prime Minister further emphasised that there is a significant difference between the machine-readable passport and the e-passport, and the national security minister responded that the new passports which would carry the entire information about the holder.

The details such as biometric information would be available on the information chip of the passport, and the National Security Minister further outlined that the new passports would ensure the safety and security of the people, and it would be tough to make duplicate the passports.

Blackmore also asserted that the new facilities had boosted the procedure of recutting the new staff members, and the space immigration offices have also increased.

He further mentioned the mobile Kitts, which contains all the information about the citizens of Dominica who have to hold the passport.