Housing works to begin this month – Minister for Housing and Urban Development

Austrie speaking at presentation of Roseau Development Plan

Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Reginald Austrie has announced that construction work which forms part of the housing development in Roseau is expected to begin this month.

He was speaking during a presentation of the Roseau Development Plan held this week.

According to him Upper River Bank is one of the locations identified and work has already begun in moving occupiers of that particular property.

“I am hoping if everything goes well we should begin construction work sometime towards the end of January, as early as January,” Austrie said. “We intend to do two buildings, 5 storeys each.”

He explained that these two buildings will contain 26 two bedroom units, “which will give a total of 52 bedroom units and four three bedroom units…”

Austrie said the first block should be completed within a 3 months period while the second block will be completed within a 16 months period.

He also indicated that his ministry intends to construct 2 three-storey buildings with 22 bedrooms each, with a total of 44 bedrooms with an additional 4 three bedroom units.

There is also plans to construct 16 retailing units where small business entrepreneurs such as hair braiders can find space in a comfortable environment to make a living for themselves and their families.

Austrie revealed that work is expected to commence by the middle of April this year.

He said the first block will be completed in 5 months and the second block in 16 months.

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21 Comments

  1. Efficacious
    January 17, 2020

    There is a little town named SIKWI in Castle Bruce, with a park larger than that of Windsor Stadium,66 ready made customers,Spermarket,recreation hall for the residence, a road to the beach, When is UWP going to put their selves on the map by creating something. Leave Reggie alone, for he is an individual and a married man. stop criticizing and come up with new ideas for betterment.

  2. Ibo France
    January 17, 2020

    It will be a blessing if MOST Dominicans will earn enough to build their own houses and design them as they see fit. These high rise monstrosities are problems/disasters waiting to happen. This has been proven all over the world. For lack of proper maintenance (and government is not good of maintaining anything), these buildings fall into disrepair. They become: rat, insect, mold, crime infested; prone to fires; noise hazard. They are not in keeping with the historical and common architecture of the island. Fix the economy so that most people will be empowered to build their own houses.

  3. Casio
    January 16, 2020

    Let me guess the things you getting from america are free also.

  4. TeteMorne I from
    January 16, 2020

    Minister of Housing? That BIG rhino needs to house himself in a mental institution.; start on YOSELF, Reggie.

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  5. Laourite to the bones
    January 15, 2020

    It’s our time… roll out the red carpet to the people. Give us our free houses and apartments. I love my PM and his socialism policy… Money for all. Food for all. Houses for all…… Thank you Papa Skero and Uncle Regie.

    Who vex bust… Boom. Labour Ka Twavay. Any way I want my apartment upstairs and my shop space downstairs to sell my things i getting from America carmem.

    You love your PM… Well i love my PM too, Daddy Skerro and Uncle Regie too memsi they say his head big like a pitbull and a booboo… We love the booboo too.

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  6. Roger Burnett
    January 15, 2020

    This time around we don’t even have an “artist’s rendition”!

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  7. Locs Girl
    January 15, 2020

    All you believe what mister saying? Call me when construction start please. Thanks!

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  8. DAPossieMasse
    January 15, 2020

    I can remember hearing about how proud Dominicans and Caribbean people were when they were calling other people lazy for being on welfare. I wonder whether it was because many could not legally qualify was the reason they were so proud AT THAT TIME.

    Today the entire country of Dominica seems to have become a welfare state, eroding the pride we felt as hardworking Dominicans, at home and in foreign lands.

    Only in the days of Castro, Communism, and dictatorships did we see government building houses for people, and they came with a price: Freedom!

    But I have hope, because Khadafy did so much more for his people, and look how he ended. Yet I still, just like Castro, do have a good feeling in my heart for Khadafy because both he and Castro sent forces to South Africa to help battle and destroy Apartheid.

    So no matter what dictators do, when the people are tired and see through the games, they do what they have to do, that is in their best interest.

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    • Looking
      January 16, 2020

      It’s only a matter of time! Time always catches up with these people who do things to be worshipped. Eventually, the masses will wake up from their slumber. It will be a revolution. You can fool the people sometimes, but, you can’t fool the people all the time.

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      • Up den dung
        January 16, 2020

        Granny no go skool, but me granny smat like a church Rat. She tell I to stop coment pan de ting dem wahpen in DA. Listen, she tell I that if DA people want to change wee gov-we-ment we mus change we habit foss. I asked granny wat shood we do? Granny tell I, “ If people spen $100/mth on groceries they shood cut it to $50. Doe buy any shoes and close for one year and don’t shop for Christmas. Let domlec cut de light for a year and go back to kerosene lamp. Doe eat bred for a year, eat rost plaintain and cako tea. Doe buy anything from de Ching Chong people, pak your vehicle an wok.” Granny say in less than no time the business men wii feel it, then the people won’t have to demonstrate and put fire on road, etc., granny say de people of DA must sacrifice and deny dem self of some comfort in order to get wat dey want. Granny say that’s wat she and others did 400 years ago. So doe comment no mor. I jus live I life in piss. :lol: :lol:

  9. CountyGirl
    January 15, 2020

    What an empty vessel this man is. It sums up the intellectual level of this government and the PM. Imagine that, creating 16 retailing units where small business entrepreneurs such as hair braiders can work. That’s exactly the kind of economic stimulus we come to expect from this regime. They just haven’t got a clue. Also needless to speculate who would be allocated such business units.

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  10. Casio
    January 15, 2020

    Imagine i have much more confidence in Reggie than the PM, and i have no confidence in Reggie.

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    • Man bite dogs
      January 15, 2020

      @Casio,
      Ha ha ha very funny your joke stinks.

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      • TeteMorne I From
        January 16, 2020

        It IS funny! :mrgreen:

      • Casio
        January 16, 2020

        Not my joke you smelling bro! close your mouth or your posterior and the stink will go away.

      • DApossieMasse
        January 16, 2020

        I wonder what stinks the most?

        David A. Sousa most effectively taught me how to dissect intellect like yours.

  11. Anthony P. Ismael
    January 15, 2020

    Although I disagree with government as the main engine behind these projects, the need for modern commercial real estate space in Roseau is long overdue. Questions remain about the rental process and whether it will be politically based. I think we already know the answer to that question.

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    • Maybe
      January 15, 2020

      So when all you breaking down hq and give police better housing wicked

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  12. Michael
    January 15, 2020

    DNO, the article as written is confusing. How did you arrive at 48 buildings? How many actual bedrooms will be built? Where are other buildings to be constructed? And please do not directly quote a Minister when his utterances are not clear. Use the reported speech instead to provide the clarity to your readers.

    ADMIN: Thank you for pointing that out. We have since updated the story it should read more clearly now.

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  13. Me
    January 15, 2020

    Ghetto in the ghetto, thank you papa Skerrit.

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    • Roger Burnett
      January 16, 2020

      A brief comment, but for those of us who have studied the fate of similar social housing/business projects throughout the rest of the world, a very relevant one!

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