Isaac pledges support to Workshop for the Blind

Isaac converses with a member of Abilities Unlimited 

Minister for the Environment, Climate Resilience, Disaster Management and Urban Renewal, Joseph Isaac has pledged his unwavering support to the staff of Abilities Unlimited – The Workshop for the Blind.

The minister’s promise was made during a courtesy call on Wednesday to the institution as part of his tour throughout Goodwill and neighboring communities where, according to a release from his ministry, he has commenced several rehabilitation projects.

Isaac expressed satisfaction with the standard of production in the workshop and applauded its efforts over the years.

“Today I was pleased by the level of professionalism and skills that I saw at the workshop and how these individuals don’t let their disabilities affect them from producing these craft items,” he noted.

During his visit, Isaac engaged workshop manager, Annie Anthony in seeking ways to address the challenges that have been affecting the daily operations of the facility and the staff members who are in need of assistance.

Following a tour of the facility, the minister stated that additional repairs of the building will commence after the beautification of the property and its environs.

“I am going to communicate with the Solid Waste Department and request that a truck be sent over to clean the yard here. As the Minister of Environment I was not pleased when I saw the debris at the back of the building,” he lamented.

Isaac stressed the importance of ensuring that the facility is safe, especially for the employees with disabilities.

“Not only is this not safe for the environment, but there are employees in here who are blind and I want to do everything possible to mitigate any risk of injury on site,” he said.

Abilities Unlimited – The Workshop for the Blind located on Federation Drive in Goodwill has been in operation from 1964, producing high quality baskets and other craft items. It provides an opportunity for persons with challenges/disabilities to gain skills and earn an income.

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15 Comments

  1. Karl Orndem
    March 25, 2019

    Send the truck Isaas, send the truck,, lmaooooooooooooo that is the least you can do in Goodwill. Boy look nonsense. Mr. not even from the area. ask him if he knows the difference between James lane and churchill lane without looking on a map? Fraud and a farce only looking to make himself look good. But the people from Roseau North are not fools, particularly those FROM goodwill. I not talking about the cat and mouse that moved there from wherever they come out and still voting wherever they come out. I am talking about those of us born and bred and registered to vote in Roseau North.

  2. The Fox's daughter
    March 23, 2019

    The lady weaving the basket ( who is vision impaired ) was telling me told me they the impaired can see JI is an opportunists. They ,despite being vision challenged walk with their eyes open. Why should he walk to The Workshop for the Blind with his eyes closed. She also stated she/they use bundles of straw and JI dem have bundles of CBI $$$$$$ .We making baskets etc with our bundles of straw the are doing nothing with their bundles of $ Notes How unfair.

    • The Fox's daughter
      March 23, 2019

      We the Foxes are switching to Lugay. This coming election All we the family unit have received (since we switched from DFP in 1995 then Neo DLP – as you know Neo DLP are mainly headed by former DFP defectors) is a 4week acting as President whilst Savarin was on vac. WE received some CBI cash even if most D/cans wee not even aware dad was in the house. Dad, b4 retiring – I should say was asked to resign as Commissioner after the hearings in 1997 said to a caller whilst speaking on Police week. The caller said dad could be a diplomat. to which he thanked the caller and stating he was looking at something nice and cool. Dad’s British/ American accent had the caller gasping despite dad’s longest stint outside DA was 6 wks police training in B/dos in 1960

  3. they shall know.
    March 23, 2019

    Nobody in Roseau central, where you from don’t want you they sending you in Roseau north for us? little black boy go back where you come from. they don’t want you in Roseau central, we certainly don’t want you in Roseau north.

  4. Xtreme
    March 22, 2019

    Smfh seriously?? I have no problem with you helping but you’re a tad to late!!!! The roof was completely gone and no help was provided from you or the present administration /government …instead of trying to claim the spotlight say thanks to the LIONS CLUB OF DOMINICA for taking up the task at hand

  5. victim
    March 22, 2019

    He walking with his eyes closed :mrgreen:

    • %
      March 23, 2019

      Is he becoming blind? who apparently lost his way in Roseau Thought he was Vision Resilience, Joseph Isaac who apparently lost his way in Roseau ended up wavering and ended up at he Workshop for the Blind in Good will Roseau north. It was his road march King his first cousin son of Edward who found him placed him and wheelbarrowed him half way .Sour Sour asked him Who he was looking for in Good will as Sour lives in the constituency. He told Sour he lost his Grinder constituency to a female grinder who once lived in the Bx NY.

      • %
        March 23, 2019

        Sour’s next question was is it D/ca’s Cardi B you talking about?

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  6. Ibo France
    March 22, 2019

    How this man manages to put on a brave face in public is jaw dropping. Today he wanted to be an independent member of parliament then tomorrow turned Cabinet Minister. He sold his soul. Nothing he does can compensate for this morally reprehensible action. He has destroyed his integrity and dignity in eternal flames. No one on either side of the political aisle should trust him. He can flip at anytime tome once the price is right. Flip Flopper!

  7. Alozade
    March 21, 2019

    Well done mr parl rep. Its about time someone paid attention to these people. Greater will come when you’re their representative

  8. %
    March 21, 2019

    JI the crook. Just look at the guilt on his face .!
    No wonder lazy Skerrit is using him as cannon fodder in Roseau North, where Danny will “Lift him Up and Burst him Down” at the polls!!
    S m g
    S m g
    L S m g n

  9. Viewsexpressed
    March 21, 2019

    It’s only now Issac is asking or kniw of the tbis small business is going through? Where have you been? Ohhh elections coming soon you out of office marking yourself visible by visiting areas tbst has been neglected. It is Skerrtit you all worship to be in office and the only reason for your presence tbere is yo gain popularity and some level of prominence. That won’t work especially under this failed Odd Minister of yours who has killed our nation with onvious Bobol…massive corruptions and no developments in our island. Skerrit is a damn failure and you guys are a disappointment to Dominica where you gave joined this corrupt immature Labour hopeless so called Government. To hell withbXkerrit and your corrupt Labour hopeless government. Skerrit must go….labour must go as wecwelcome Hon. Lihton and his professional UWP Team. We awsitgood governance and integrity. That will be under the decent…professional articulate committed Hon. Lennox Linton.
    Dominicans kick out…

  10. Bee
    March 21, 2019

    Well thank you JI for pledging to support the institution. We hope you shall continue after you lose the election.

    • %
      March 23, 2019

      He , sister, Hunter will go to china to get their Phd

    • Bee's care giver
      March 23, 2019

      Just imagine ,Bee is a visually impaired blogger tell me why JI et Al with their eyes intact could not realize they are screwing up and that basically is costing them their record breaking terms in office( which should never have been. As much as dislike the other opportunists as well we need a change even if Linton et Al don’t have a workable plan nor ideology. We know they emanated from a disagreement in 1984-5 after a bitter exchanged between the late Mamo& Maynard over salary increase for the banana doctor. He later went on to rope in some disgruntled bz-ness men ex-priests (which Neo & original DLP adopted as well ej the priest turn lawyer turn sexus lol!) They briefly took power as D/cans by then were done with Mamo et Al.
      What’s taking us 19 yrs to repeat? No change indicates Fail State Nation & boy aren’t we almost there.

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