The Boetica Bridge was washed away during Erika

The Boetica Bridge was washed away during Erika

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has said that in the coming days focus is to be placed on the community of Boetica, which remains cut off from the rest of Dominica since the passage of Tropical Storm Erika on August 27.

He said four Bailey bridges arrived in Dominica over the weekend and one will be erected to give access to Boetica, although, he said, it is challenging.

“Because you have to create a new approach and access,” he explained. “We are looking at what used to be the old road before there was a major landslide some years ago in that area.”

He noted that he has instructed the Ministry of Works and Ministry of Finance to have the machinery of the state descend on the community.

“We have to create access the soonest because the people’s lives are being affected and we have to ensure that we can facilite lives back to some normalcy,” the Prime Minister pointed out.

He noted that the three other Bailey bridges will be placed at Pointe Round, Batalie and Macoucherie.

“Hopefully next week we will be receiving two additional Bailey bridges and one will be placed in Geneva and one in the Roseau Valley, possible to connect Trafalgar to Wotten Waven,” Skerrit said.

The bridges arrived on the island on Sunday from St. Vincent.

Material for the Bailey bridge arrived on the island on Sunday

Material for the Bailey bridge arrived on the island on Sunday