Argos Dominica helps to renovate Pointe Michel Community Center

The presentation was made earlier this week

Argos Dominica Ltd a business entity and supplier of cement in Dominica have adopted the Pointe Michel Community Center which was damaged by Hurricane Maria.

The company this week made a check of EC$100,000.00 dollars to the Pointe Michel Village Council to assist in the renovation of the building.

Nicole Laville, of Argos Dominica, stated that as the only cement supplier they can identify with the people of Dominica and could not ignore their corporate responsibility especially “in this trying times and our company core value of sustainability.”

The community center was built in 1985 with funding from then Parish Priest of Pointe Michel Fr. Rene Van dan Berg along with John Kelly and Paul Toussaint & Sons. It was constructed by Vernon Philbert.

It once housed the La Salette Credit Union, and presently is home to the Pointe Michel Village Council and also the post office. It is also a hurricane shelter and the upper section of the building houses parties, dances, and social events among others.

Laville said MP Denise Charles was passionate about renovating the building.

“Every community must have a community center, the Parl Rep was so passionate and she was inspiring in her conversation and discussions with me…the rest is history,” she said. “This community center is to be used as a community center and Argos is happy to assist. In addition to our monetary contribution we are also giving a structural analysis of the building and engineering designs and bills of quantity and what is going to be built will be resilient.

Charles expressed thanks to Argos Dominica for the contribution.

“My heartfelt gratitude to the Board and Management of Argos Dominica Ltd, the local team led by Nicole Laville for coming to our aid at this crucial time…they took charge of the project from day one and so I value this project,” Charles said.

She called on other corporate companies to “do like Argos and take up projects in a community.”

“I intend to knock on many more doors to fix many buildings for public uses. I give thanks to God who is my rock and dedicate this project to him because, without the Lord, my Jehovah Jaira, my Alpha Omega and my rock for the Lord has been with me all the way,” she said.

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6 Comments

  1. marie-claire R Skerrit
    July 3, 2018

    But that is her role. Whats all the big papi-show about. SHe suppose to be doing her job. These people always in it for a media attention

  2. johnnie Boy
    July 2, 2018

    There are many other media houses saying the good things, like DBS Radio, Kairi FM , GIS, the Chronicle, Vibes radio, the Catholic church and some of the protestant churches , even the courts saying good things. Someone has to say the bad after all. There is no bad then . A A

  3. Neville
    July 2, 2018

    Matt spoiling the image of Dominica?? No my friend, it’s you, your comrades and your master that spoil the image of our beautiful island. You have degraded Ma Dominique to a miserable ‘Banana Republic’ riddled with corruption and nepotism. Shame on all you that keep on voting for this monster dictator.

  4. July 1, 2018

    Thanks to all who made it happen, Ma Elve Wilson name was not mention , but that was here idea to build a community center and she put here own money into it , so she deserve some credit.

  5. Dumb Plin
    June 30, 2018

    This is awesome. It is good that this company is giving back to Dominicans. We must also show gratitude and support the charitable companies and show loyalty to them.

  6. KID ON THE BLOCK
    June 30, 2018

    But wait! Matt not from Pointe Michel? So much positive things are happening in that community and not a word from him on Q95. But a dry rot tire blow out ujnder a man car he made headline with it like that was some form of terrorist act. Everything negative this guy is so quick to discuss or debate it on his show but the positive things he ignors, Why? Matt les es bon di es bon. Stop being the political bi as* you are. Stop help spoiling the image of Dominica. Be a man and not Lennox’s foot stool. What does it really profits you to do and say the things you engage in?

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