WHO declares global pandemic due to coronavirus

first_imgMedia briefing on # COVID19 With .DrTedros. #coronavirus https://t.co/aPFXT3ex5y- World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 11th 2020 A pandemic is not related to disease severity or mortality rate, but to geographical spread. According to the World Health Organization, a pandemic is declared when a new disease, for which the population has not developed immunity, begins to spread rapidly around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global pandemic due to coronavirus.center_img In order for the epidemic to turn into a pandemic, there must be a second wave of infection, which occurred in Italy, reports Index.hr.last_img

Rosamund Lebruin re-elected as Chairperson of Loubiere/Madrelle/Fond Baron/Wallhouse/Castle Comfort Village Council

first_img Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Rosamund Lebruin re-elected as Chairperson of Loubiere/Madrelle/Fond Baron/Wallhouse/Castle Comfort Village Council by: – August 17, 2011 141 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Share Chairperson Rosamund Lebruin standing with Councillors Danna Delsol, Rhoda James in the front row. In the second row are Councillors; Kathleen Jno. Baptiste, Cathy Moise, Clayton Monroe, Derwin Peltier and Hypolite Thomas Jr.The Council held its ninth inaugural meeting earlier today under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Nicholas Liverpool and several other cabinet officials.  The newly elected council members took their oath of office  and were presented with credentials at today’s inaugural meeting.Mrs. Lebruin who served as Chairperson for the past three years noted that some of the council’s achievements focused on youth and the elderly; she also highlighted a few of the projects undertaken by the council including the repair and restoration of  the Resource Centre and the  completion of  the concrete pavement of the portion of the Madrelle to Everton road which served as a temporary bypass during the rehabilitation of the Loubiere to Grand Bay road. Mrs Lebruin also emphasized that in the near future the Council will focus its efforts on the construction of this bypass which will facilitate residents of the area.According to Mrs. Lebruin, the council intends to undertake two other projects geared at improving public health and safety of its residents in this new term.She stated that “In the new term we hope to see the construction of a side walk between the two bridges in the village which will facilitate the elderly members of our community and enhance the safety of the people who walk in the area to attend church service and visit friends and neighbors. There is also need for a new public convenience which will benefit many of our community members and improve public health in the area.”In related news, Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau South Constituency Honourable Ambrose George admonished the council to take their meetings out of their office in an effort to meet with the various residents within their jurisdiction.  He emphasized that one of the ways of achieving a working relationship with all the communities within the catchment area in terms of its jurisdiction was by seeking to move Council meetings from time to time from the Council office  and  take those meetings to some of those communities.Meantime, Honourable Rayburn Blackmoore who represented the Prime Minister congratulated the councilors and expressed his highest esteem for people who serve in local government organizations and urged the villagers to not only cooperate with them, but to also encourage them.The Pointe Michel Cultural Group provided entertainment to the inaugural meeting with popular renditions like “Sans Poser” and a medley of ring games.Here are a few photographs of today’s proceedings: [nggallery id = 66]Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Usain Bolt reiterates desire to move into football

first_imgOlympic legend Usain Bolt has reiterated his desire to move into football once his athletics career is over.The Jamaican two time Olympic champion and world record holder at 100m and 200m is a famous Manchester United supporter, previously claiming he wanted a trial at Old Trafford.Sir Alex Ferguson even suggested Bolt could play for his side in a charity match against Real Madrid legends next year, as he had been to the training complex at Carrington to help Cristiano Ronaldo with sprinting while the Portuguese superstar was still at United.Bolt’s intention to try a career in football was treated almost jokingly, but he remained serious about the ambition when answering questions at a press conference recently.“I want to try football; at the end of my career it would be something I would love to try because I think I’d be good at it,” he is quoted as saying by Reuters.“I’ve played charity matches in Jamaica and I’ve done well. I think it’s something I’d like to try definitely.” Bolt has visited Old Trafford on a number of occasions and received a signed shirt with ‘Bolt 9.58’ printed on the back.Speaking to the crowd at halt-time of Manchester United’s victory over Fulham last season, Bolt told the Old Trafford crowd to try and persuade Ferguson to sign him.While this was not exactly a serious request, it seems Bolt is not ready to change course and is determined to try his hand at the beautiful game.last_img read more