Dominica Has its First Climate Resilient Community Shelter in Layou

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share 436 Views   no discussionscenter_img LocalNews Dominica Has its First Climate Resilient Community Shelter in Layou by: – June 23, 2020 Share Hon Minister for National Security, Rayburn Blackmoore (L) accepts keys from Hon Minister for Public Works, Senator Cassani Laville (R)Layou has been given the first climate resilient hurricane shelter.Hon Minister for Public Works, Senator Cassani Laville, described the $2.4 million dollar structure which offers amenities suitable for housing a large number of people in the event of disaster.“This… is an 8,000 sq foot facility, a hurricane resilient facility [which] features 115 beds, with an industrialized kitchen, a small laundromat, an administrative office, storage rooms and a medical station.”He added, “It is wired for an electrical standby generator and will have a solar powered [photovoltaic] system; a water storage tank with water harvesting from the roof and a pumping system will also supply water in the event of water lock off.”Speaking at the ceremony which was held on June 22nd Hon Parliamentary Representative for the constituency, Dr Adis King was proud to present the facility to her district.“This building is the first of its kind to be built here in Dominica. We are truly grateful to be the first set of recipients of such a facility. I know my people and I know the people of Layou, St Joseph and Mero can feel much safer with the knowledge that this resilient structure is available for shelter in the event of a disaster.”Hon King reiterated the resilience of the facility saying, “We must know that this was built to not only withstand a hurricane but in case of an earthquake. We are truly grateful.”There are plans to erect similar structures in strategic communities across the island to comfortably house as many as possible.BELOW IS A VIDEO OF THE FULL CEREMONY.last_img read more

CPH Breaks Ground On Sixth Phase Of The Hospital Expansion Project

first_imgThe Cardiac Catheterization Lab will consist of six pre/post-operative rooms, three new intensive care patient rooms, site improvements to accommodate increased parking, a new heated helipad and improved truck delivery area; and, full or partial remodel and/or replacement of areas impacted by the construction including preoperative clinic, physical rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary, pharmacy, outpatient lab, dietary, and several offices. The CPH expansion project started back in 2003. The next phase will add a new obstetrics center and a cardiac catheterization lab.The project is estimated to cost approximately $32 million dollars. According to the memo to the Borough, funding will be provided by the CPH plant replacement expansion fund, and the issuance of revenue bonds. As part of its long term capital plan, Central Peninsula General Hospital, Inc. has identified a need for a new obstetrics and cardiac catheterization laboratory at the hospital. According to the project plan, the Obstetrics Lab would consist of a building of approximately 30,000 gross square feet that provides obstetric services with a C-section room, five labor/delivery/recovery rooms, and four postpartum rooms.center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Central Peninsula Hospital held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, June 22, to mark the beginning  of the sixth phase of the CPH expansion project. The construction is expected to be complete by November 2019.last_img read more


first_imgBUSINESS: Donegal entrepreneurs, JP and Mark McCloskey, who are well-known brothers from Letterkenny, opened the doors of their second men’s fashion store this week on Foyle Street in Derry, bringing a new and exciting facelift to men’s fashion in Derry.JP and Mark have seen their dreams realised with the opening of their flagship store in 2008, located in Letterkenny’s busy retail park. Both stores house top brands such as Farah Vintage, Fred Perry, Toms, Lyle & Scott, Selected, Jack & Jones, Lloyd & Pryce footwear, Goodwin Smith, Vans and many more.With seven years under their belt in Letterkenny working with customers to ensure they are getting the best in service, fashion, quality and price, the time was right for a new challenge to expand.JP told Donegal Daily, “It was an opportunity which presented itself once again for us, and after weighing up the pro’s and con’s, we decided to go for it.“We are very fortunate to have strong customer base from Northern Ireland and we hope we can build on these relationships with the opening of our new Derry store.” Delivering the absolute best in customer service is really important to JP & Mark and knowing that their team in Letterkenny and Derry can deliver this is what sets Evolve apart from competitors.Mark McCloskey added, “Derry is a great city, we have always enjoyed coming here, there is just something about it that’s special and we are looking forward to getting to know more of our customers from Derry and all around Northern Ireland.”“You can be assured of top quality service with that all important personal touch when you shop at Evolve Menswear.Evolve Menswear Derry is open SIX days a week with opening hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9am-6pm; Thursday and Friday 9am-7pm; Saturday 9am-6pm.BUSINESS: EVOLVE MENSWEAR LAUNCH NEW STORE IN DERRY was last modified: October 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more