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first_img 15 Views   no discussions LocalNews Bus stop on Cork Street, Roseau removed as a safety measure. by: – April 11, 2011 Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! The bus stop on Cork Street, Roseau as of Friday April 9th, 2011 has been removed by the Dominica Police Force, Traffic Department as a safety caution for pedestrians, and passengers as construction is taking place in close proximity of the bus stop.On Friday morning several bus operators were alarmed when they sought to allow passengers to disembark from the bus and were informed by Police Officers that they could not do so.Dominica Vibes News spoke to several bus operators, who expressed annoyance at the removal of the bus stop because they were not formally informed and the Traffic Department did not meet with them to discuss the matter.ASP Ms. Alexander Traffic DepartmentIn an exclusive interview with ASP Alexander of the Traffic Department, Dominica Vibes News learnt that there were several public announcements on all three radio stations namely; Dominica Broadcasting Co-operation (DBS), Kairi Fm and Q95FM which she heard herself, and also visited the bus stop to inform bus operators of the change.The Traffic Department also attempted to hold a meeting with the bus operators but this was not successful.“In relation to the bus stop at Cork Street that was removed, so Cork Street is no longer a bus stop it is no longer an area where buses can stop to put down or pick up passengers. That move became necessary in light of construction works that is taking place at the location, and we thought it necessary to remove the bus stop from that location in light of the hazard and the risk that would be placed not only for the buses but in particular for the pedestrians and passengers who would be in the area awaiting transportation.”This removal of the bus stop was also done to avoid some of the congestion that would result particularly during rush hours; early in the morning when persons are trying to get to work and during lunch time when students are coming from school.The displaced buses have the option to use the bus stand between the E. C. Loblack bridge and the West bridge and allow passengers to embark and disembark as it is normally empty and free of congestion during rush hours. “For the time being we are allowing the final stop if somebody must get into the commercial part of the City to be the bus stop on Independence Street (Lagoon). We are monitoring how that is going to because we recognize that it seems to be creating a problem and if  the bus drivers are unwilling to regulate themselves, it may also become necessary to consider what are the other options in relation to that stop.”Dominicans are becoming considerably more motorized and not willing to park on the outskirts of the Roeau and walk to avoid the unncessary congestion. However, this may very well become reality if the bus operators do not show more due care an attention driving through the city.The Traffic Department may have to consider implementing one bus stand between the E. C. Loblack Bridge and the West Bridge where passengers would embark and disembark as opposed to several smaller bus stops within the city.ASP Alexander also confirmed that the removal of the bus stop on Cork Street was the decision of the Traffic Department and not of the Cabinet ministers nor the government, “the Traffic Act makes provision for the Comissioner of Police who is the licencing authority to make decisions regarding the traffic signs in the city, to make decisions regarding road signs generally and decisions like these are normally taken by the Commisioner of Police as the Traffic Commissioner.”Ms. Alexander reieterated that the decision was made by the Traffic Department, based on the safety risk for pedestrians and passengers as well as to assist other motor operators who commute through that area on a daily basis and often subjected to an unnecssary long line of traffic congestion.In the past the Traffic Department has made allowance for property owners who are constructing or renovating by allowing them part of the side walk for fencing.This was recently done on Cork Street to facilitate the construction of the new Perkies Pizza location and the same courtesy is being extended the the property owners on Cork Street.The difference is that the bus stop on Cork Street is right in front of the property where construction is taking place and so the removal became a necessity.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

first_imgThose found breaking the law couldface a fine of $500 (£395) or in repeat cases, $1,000. The move was celebrated by animalrights groups.  Last May, fashion house Pradaannounced it would stop using fur, starting with its spring-summer 2020line.   Gov. Gavin Newsom signs a pair of bills, banning the manufacture and sale of animal fur and disallowing most animals from circus shows, in California on Saturday. BBC The ban does not apply to leather, cowhides and the full skin of deer, sheep and goats, the San Francisco Chroniclesaid. It also does not apply to stuffed animals. Residents will no longer be able tosell or make clothing, shoes or handbags from fur as of 2023 under a pair ofbills signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday. WASHINGTON – California has become thefirst state in the United States to ban the manufacture and sale of animalfur.      Newsom also signed a bill banning mostanimals from circus shows, except cats, dogs and horses. It does not apply torodeos.     In February, the UK’s Selfridgesannounced it would be banning the sale of exotic animal skins from February2020.(BBC)last_img read more

first_imgParliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah NaiduOpposition MPs on Thursday demanded that a debate be initiated on the UPSC CSAT controversy and the Insurance Bill in Parliament. The members demanded that the Question Hour be suspended to allow the debate.In the Rajya Sabha, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said the UPSC row can be discussed after the Question Hour, but CPI-M MP Sitaram Yechuri and BSP’s Satish Chand Misra demanded that be discussion be held right away.Chairman Hamid Ansari told the Opposition to allow the Question Hour to continue.He refused to take a notice on the suspension of the Question Hour, saying he cannot change the order arbitrarily.Amid the din, Ansari adjourned the house till 11.31 am.Civil Services aspirants have been protesting against CSAT saying the exam is biased against candidates from Hindi-speaking and rural areas.last_img read more

first_imgBrief Scores: India (299/4; Kohli 104, Dhoni 55 not out) beat Australia (298/9; Marsh 131, Maxwell 48, Bhuvneshwar 4 for 45) by 6 wickets. Full ScorecardDinesh Karthik heaped rich praise on MS Dhoni after the pair added 57 runs in a little over five overs to set up India’s successful chase of 299 in the second ODI at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday. Karthik blasted 25 not out off 14 balls while Dhoni remained unbeaten on 55 off 54 balls to guide India to a six-wicket victory.Virat Kohli had really laid the foundation for the win with his 39th ODI hundred. He had shared valuable partnerships with Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu before getting involved in an 82-run stand with MS Dhoni.Once Kohli was dismissed for a 112-ball 104, the onus was on Dhoni, who had scored the second slowest fifty of his ODI career on Saturday. He was under the scanner especially after a poor 2018 where he scored only 275 runs off 20 ODIs. Coming into the second match in Adelaide, the talk revolved around Dhoni’s dwindling ability to finish matches.But faced with a steep chase Tuesday evening, Dhoni found his mojo and hit two sixes in the course of an unbeaten 55 off 54 balls to show he still had it in him.MS Dhoni Six vs Australia. #Dhoni #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/X2E4IH8yYlBest Of MS Dhoni (@MissYouMSDhoni) January 15, 2019Dinesh Karthik, who added 57 off 5.4 overs with Dhoni, said he was not surprised with his senior’s efforts.”It was a pretty tight finish,” Karthik said. “They were bowling some good areas and we absorbed pressure well.advertisement”Credit to Virat and Dhoni, the way they played. We got a good start as well so it’s the sort of win that will give the team a lot of confidence, chasing 300.”(Dhoni) has been doing it for years now and the fact he can stay calm, the fact he can absorb pressure and watch the ball, keep the plan very simple. You need the big shot and then he delivers.”Kohli, who won the man-of-the-match for his hundred, also lauded Dhoni for his sterling knock. “Tonight was an MS classic. Only he knows what’s going through his mind. He calculates the game so well. He backs himself to hit those big hits. Hats off to him and Dinesh as well.”He came in and showed the right kind of intent. MS was as composed as ever. We try and help each other… Tonight was special for us,” Kohli said.Also Read | MS Dhoni overtakes Virat Kohli for highest average in successful run chasesAlso Read | India vs Australia: Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni help India gun down 299, series level 1-1Also Read | Virat Kohli scores 39th ODI hundred: Shane Warne leads tributes for the Kinglast_img read more

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