ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA - September 25th 2017 - LIAT will continue Relief flights out of Dominica, Tortola and St. Maarten from Monday 25th to Saturday 30th September:

This schedule will be updated weekly on Sundays as long as Relief flights continue. The schedule is as follow:

Day

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Date

25th

26th

27th

28th

29th

30th

             
 

DOM-BGI

DOM-BGI

DOM-BGI

DOM-BGI

DOM-BGI

DOM-BGI

Flight Number

LI 601

LI 601

LI 601

LI 601

LI 601

LI 601

Departure time

12:00 pm

12:00 pm

12:00 pm

12:00 pm

12:00 pm

12:00 pm

Arrival Time

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

             
 

DOM-ANU

EIS-ANU

SXM-ANU

EIS-ANU

DOM-ANU

EIS-ANU

Flight Number

LI 624

LI 319

LI 329

LI 319

LI 624

LI 319

Departure time

4:00 pm

1:50 pm

1:30 pm

1:50 pm

4:00 pm

1:50 pm

Arrival Time

4:40pm

2:10 pm

2:10 pm

2:50 pm

4:40pm

2:50 pm

             
     

DOM-ANU

     

Flight Number

   

LI 624

     

Departure time

   

4:00 pm

     

Arrival Time

   

4:40pm

     
             

Passengers booked on these flights should arrive at least 3 hours before departure.

ST.KITTS-NEVIS - St. Kitts has again stepped up to the plate in a major way and has proven again to be Dominica’s greatest friend , especially in times of need. In a Post Hurricane Maria address to the Nation Prime Minister Dr Hon. Timothy Harris announced over $2.5 Million in pledges to Caribbean islands ravaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This despite the fact that St.Kitts-Nevis suffered a total of  some $140 million in damages from both hurricanes.

PM Harris announced the committment of some $1 Million to Dominica. This is the most significant monetary committment of any Caribbean Island to the relief efforts of Dominica. In 2015 after the Passage of TS Erika St.Kitts -Nevis made a similar donation to the Dominica releif efforts after Erika when some $1million was given to the Dominica TS Erika recovery efforts back then. Similarly no other Caribbean country had made such a significant contribution. In addition to the $1million pledge PM Harris announced that Hospitals and Schools on St.Kitts-Nevis will be made available to displaced Dominican strudents  as well as CXC Students from other Hurricane ravaged islands. Additionally the RLB Airport has been offered for use as a staging platfor, for relief efforts into Dominica.

Basseterre, St. Kitts – St. Kitts is pleased to report that initial assessments have been completed and the island is resuming normal operations, as it was fortunate to escape major damage from the passage of Hurricane Maria to its south on Tuesday afternoon.

All hotels in St. Kitts are fully operational and those properties that do not engage in regular seasonal closures are open and servicing guests. St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) reopened and began welcoming flights on September 20.  The Port Zante cruise pier did not sustain damage and St. Kitts is scheduled to welcome two vessels tomorrow – Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Fascination and Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas.  Park Hyatt remains on track to debut in November.

We continue to extend our thoughts and prayers to our Caribbean brothers and sisters in those islands which took a direct hit from Maria and to everyone who has been or will be impacted by the storm.

DOMINICA, Roseau - The minister of tourism Robert Tonge sent this update in the early hours of this morning. It’s a running commentary of affected communities, most of which may be unfamiliar to you.

The prime minister’s principal adviser Hartley Henry has said prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit will be airlifted to Antigua this morning from where he’ll deliver an address from the studios of ABS television at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Caribbean Time (4:30 p.m. in the UK).

Roseau: Severe flooding and heavy damage throughout the city. No fatalities reported. The hospital and community centre lost their roofs. Kings Hill badly damaged, with nearly all roofs gone. All roofs gone from the hospital (in Goodwill) east to St. Aromant. Windsor Park to be used as a landing site for helicopters in the morning.

Laudat: No information.

Morne Prosper: One fatality.

Morne Daniel: Houses damaged.

Canefield: Airport inoperable. Severe damage to areas of town nearest the airport.

NEW YORK (ILO News) – One of the most persistent barriers to women’s success at work and to economic growth, unequal pay, will be actively challenged by a new global partnership, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC).

With the launch of EPIC, the International Labour Organization (ILO), UN Women and the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) bring together a diverse set of actors at the global, regional and national levels to support governments, employers and workers and their organizations, and other stakeholders, to make equal pay between women and men for work of equal value a reality.

“One of the most visible, tangible and pervasive manifestations of discrimination is that women across the globe are still being paid less than men for work of equal value. That is why this equal pay initiative was developed and why it is a focus area of the ILO’s Women at Work Centenary Initiative. The principle of equal pay for work of equal value is enshrined in the ILO Constitution of 1919. One hundred years is too long to wait, and we must all work together to make equal pay for work of equal value a reality,” said Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the ILO.

EPIC is a global response to a critical problem that has been prioritized in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) , in particular Target 8.5 which calls for equal pay for work of equal value by 2030. Equal pay, in addition to empowering women, can have a significant impact on achieving other key goals such as promoting inclusive societies, reducing poverty, and creating conditions for decent work and gender equality.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, said “there is no justification for unequal pay for a woman when her job is of equal value to a man’s. This injustice has been unseen for too long, and together we are changing that. Equal pay for women translates into lifelong benefits for them as well as their families: better career prospects and lifetime earnings, greater independence, and higher investments in their children’s education and health.”

Employers and trade unions, as well as other key stakeholders, will have a central role in the application and rolling out of equal pay policies. A Platform of Champions, launched earlier this year by UN Women at the Commission on the Status of Women, will also contribute to strengthening advocacy on equal pay, as part of EPIC.

A recent ILO-Gallup report , based on a representative survey of 142 countries, shows that women and men alike want women to be in paid jobs, but there remain a range of challenges for women at work, including unequal pay, balancing work and family responsibilities, lack of access to affordable care, and unfair treatment.

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