PM Skerrit says achievement of geothermal energy will transform the country’s economy

first_imgLocalNews PM Skerrit says achievement of geothermal energy will transform the country’s economy by: – December 6, 2011 Share 11 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. (File photo)The Roosevelt Skerrit led administration has officially broke ground for the drilling of geothermal test wells in Laudat on Monday.The plan is to build three exploratory wells in the Roseau Valley, two in Laudat and one in Wotten Waven.The testing will give a clear indication as to the true practical potential which exists in the geothermal reservoirs in the Roseau Valley.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the country’s geothermal resources must be shared with the French countries of Guadeloupe and Martinique.“I always maintain that our geothermal resource must be shared with our friends and brothers and sisters there. We have to find a way. I believe that would be the biggest single project which would demonstrate how, with the use of resources, we can foster an integration process among ourselves,” he told the ceremony.He contended that if geothermal potential is realized in the Roseau Valley it could have lasting transformation on the lives of citizens and the economy.“We want to make sure that the villagers of the community continue to provide the support to this initiative,” he said.According to the prime minister, some $8.5 million dollars has been spent so far on the first phase of the project.“We would have to spend even more to realize that important investment in Dominica. We are spending this money at a time when access to resources is not as it was two or three years ago but government remains committed to it,” he said.Meantime Energy Minister Rayburn Blackmoore says if government achieves its objectives, Dominica will realize a great level of prosperity.“If we are to achieve the objectives, first of all to build a small plant to supply our local demand and secondly to achieve our long term objectives, we must have a clear sense of the size and the quality of the resources,” he explained.He said while persons are questioning the reasons for selling energy to the French islands, they must understand that for geothermal energy to make any economic sense, it must be sold.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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Syracuse up to No. 7 in Inside Lacrosse poll

first_imgSyracuse (6-3, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) moved up to No. 7 in the Inside Lacrosse rankings Monday following an 11-4 home victory over Hobart. The Orange has now won three in a row and has reached its highest ranking since its record was 3-1, following a road victory over then-No. 4 Virginia.SU’s opponent Tuesday night, Cornell (7-3, 3-1 Ivy), checks in at No. 9 following a 15-11 win over Harvard. The Big Red has won four in a row and six of its last seven.The rest of the ACC continued to move spots in its rocky season. Duke (10-2, 2-1) moved up one spot to No. 5 following an 8-2 win over Notre Dame (5-4, 1-2). On the other side, Notre Dame dropped three spots to No. 15. Virginia (9-3, 1-2) moved up to No. 12 after defeating North Carolina 15-12 for its first conference win since 2014.The Tar Heels remain on the outside looking in after their loss. UNC received votes but did not make the top 20. North Carolina, SU’s lone remaining ACC opponent, has dropped six in a row after opening the season 6-0.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on April 9, 2018 at 10:21 am Contact Matt: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Written Threat Puts Alcona Community Schools into Lockdown

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlcona- Students filed out of Alcona Community Schools early on Thursday after a written threat was discovered in the middle/high school.Administration learned of the threat around 9:30am. Superintendent Dan O’Connor and other members of the school’s administration talked over the options and ultimately decided to go into a lockdown.“We contacted parents and made sure we got information out that we were going to dismiss around 11:00am and we were able to get the students out of the building while still  simultaneously conducting an investigation,” said Superintendent Dan O’Connor.Little by little, each student departed the school at 11:15am. By 11:35am, most of the student body had left by  bus or a ride.  Authorities began to gather tapes from the school’s cameras. An investigation would continue on until the student responsible is caught.“We’ll be going through various parts of the district, continuing to work through footage, including interviewing students at their homes for the rest of the day,” said O’Connor.This isn’t the first threat in the area. Yesterday, a threat was discovered at Thunder Bay Junior High in Alpena. Authorities found the responsible student on May 3.School will resume as normal on Friday. A heavy police presence will be on hand to ensure safety.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Fairview High School Seniors Return from Helping Families Affected by Hurricane HarveyNext Fine Arts Students At ACC Show Off Their Creationslast_img read more

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