Lockhart vows to have all roads motorable in her constituency by end of first year

Newly elected parliamentary representative for Roseau South Chekira Lockhart-Hypolite has said that plans are in place to have all roads in her constituency resurfaced and motorable by the end of her first year in office.

Already, she said, work has been undertaken and is currently ongoing in the Roseau South Constituency.

“So, the aim is by the end of the first year of my reign as parliamentary representative of the Roseau South Constituency to ensure that all the roads in Roseau South are resurfaced and motorable and people will have access to their homes.”

According to her, the road at Madrelle 3rd Avenue and 5th Avenue have been completed and cost over $250,000.

“There were other roads that were done in the upper Castle Comfort area costing in the region of over $200,000,” Lockhart-Hypolite stated.

She mentioned also that a road has been completed, on Clarke Road, “that is next to the Giraudel Primary School.”

“Currently the drainage work is ongoing on that project,” she said.

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22 Comments

  1. Check it
    February 9, 2020

    8-O You mean you still have roads that are NOT motorable in 2020?
    Yeah…
    I know…
    It’s Hurricane Maria’s fault. Right?

  2. Concern
    February 8, 2020

    Hope to see Rossi street at Wallhouse done as well. Some time ago it was listed for repair unfortunately it was skipped for unknown reasons.

  3. Warma
    February 6, 2020

    REIGN? you a queen nah Chekira, you talking about “your reign”

  4. enough is enough
    February 6, 2020

    what about the nonsense of the traffic congestion, every morning from loubiere to roseau. it was a very good idea to build a new school in newtown, but nobody think mof the traffic it can create every morning. since the opening of the school , what have been done to resolve that ?? will it be to difficult to create a ” drop zone ” let s say 40 yeard before the pedestrian path, where all parents can ask their kids to get out of the vehicule walk on a brand new protected side walk up to the pedestrian path, and then the Volontary LAdies who regulate the traffic can make them cross the street, not one by one ( as it is today ) but by batch of 4 or 5 or more. the School director should communicate with the parents and explain what will be in place and that will reduce congestion. it is simple , cheap, safer for the kids, doesn tcost much , and will make the life easier and less frustation for all of us. 2 gallon of yellow paint for the Zebra should be affordable right ?

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  5. Giraudel
    February 6, 2020

    She mentioned also that a road has been completed, on Clarke Road, “that is next to the Giraudel Primary School.”

    Thanks to your predecessor. no thanks to you.

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  6. shrewd
    February 5, 2020

    Please think bigger, all the roads that you intend to resurface were built before you were born. build new roads to connect kingshill to Elmshall, kingshill to Eggleston, the bridge fron bathestate to Elmshall must be replaced. the people of bathestate need a river defence wall.

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  7. BMB
    February 5, 2020

    What about an alternative route from Elmshall? It’s be spoken about for years, even at a budget presentation a few years ago with funds supposedly allocated. Up to now. Nothing. You passed here during your campaign. You KNOW the present /only route is dangerous. Are you waiting for the current president to move back home first? Then you’ll have two living here with only one way in or out.

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  8. Channel 1
    February 5, 2020

    So after 20 years in office, your joke of a government & party couldn’t resurface all the roads in Roseau South and have them motorable but you intend to do so by the end of your first year in office eh.

    Unno, where they does get these kind of people from nuh….. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Aye Chekira, it seems like you’re learning quickly from Roosevelt on the technique and trickery behind uttering copious amounts of foolishness and empty promises inorder to seduce the ears of the simple-minded out there.

    To the lovely DNO Admin(s), please bookmark this article on Chekira road-fixing promise for us to revisit at the end of December 2020 God willing in the event Chekira dem are still occupying the government offices at that time.

    Stay tuned…

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  9. dissident
    February 5, 2020

    Roads need to be upgraded with proper design. Throwing asphalt or concrete on de ground is not community development. De minister of works is an engineer…..I hope his tenure doesn’t pass like dust in de wind.

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  10. Anonymous
    February 5, 2020

    pre election 2019, Victoria street got a partial renovation, from the intersection with bath road to pebbles park, this project was realised by a foreign firm sorraya, which saw the employment of Dominican Republicans and Haitians but not person from the Roseau South constituency. makes you question how does this labour administration intends of alleviating poverty? with the realisation of such project in a community where there is high unemployment, the constituents are bypassed for foreign nationals but the loans are left to tax paying citizens to repay. now that the international airport is to be built how about training of persons to be incorporated into the workforce of such a major construction project!

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    • Ivotelabour
      February 5, 2020

      Mrs Lockhart what about housing. Hurricane season coming my ladyyyyy

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  11. February 5, 2020

    Lady, Lockhart-Hypolite, Mam, I am glad to read that you mentioned Clarke Road of Giraudel; and yes, that road leads to and from the Primary school.

    When I left Dominica in 1974, it was a hill of mud that led to the gardens of those live below–the place is called “Pawadie”.

    It amazes me to think that people can drive from that road all the way to Roseau through the Castle comfort Road–and yet there is still so many complaints–good Lord!

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    • Giraudel
      February 5, 2020

      That is not the same road u talking about why don’t you come back Dominica and see the country while u stay on Facebook and online to speak…..crazy come back home come and see your family below the church

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      • February 6, 2020

        @Giraudel, I was about to ignore your comment, but my thoughts told me not to do so.

        First of all, who are you and why is it your business about me and my family? Or are you one of us?

        You are hiding your name to come here insulting me; do you think that I would want to be at home, to end up interacting with people like you, as a friend or part of my family, not knowing that you are the one who insulted me here?

        Well no, thank you! Where I am now, I have no enemies; nobody jumping against my shoulders with rudeness and disrespect.

        I am an independent person; I worked hard for what I now have; I have peace of mind; I would rather keep it that way. Tell all your friends–whoever they are– I said that.

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        • Pipo
          February 7, 2020

          Elisabeth, why you getting so touchy in your old age. Cheer up lady, life too short for that. Trust me, people don’t really want to associate with cranky old people like that. Smile!

    • Pipo
      February 6, 2020

      How come the roads in your constituency are in such a deplorable condition Chekira less than two months after the election. It was your boss in charge for the last five years and more, not the opposition you know.

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    • Braindamage
      February 6, 2020

      You still have the guts to say that Elizabett. Since 1974.. a muddy road. Your regime that’s there in existence for 25 years and road still in bad state.
      Magwessa….

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  12. Original
    February 5, 2020

    a road has been completed but the drain works are ongoing…smh! Kubuli left, Bellot left, 2 of the largest employers of Roseau south, along with the Newtown Fisheries cooperative which is nonfunctional. these entities provided stable jobs, fast forward to now and what do we have to replace any of those entities? unemployment and poverty? hide the demographics, cause when you look at the working population of Roseau south compared to the population capacity of the businesses the population way out numbers the capacity to absorb the population of said area not to mention the competition from other constituencies in the search for employment. where is the framework which could allow for an augmentation in the working population? without this increase then you all are only creating poverty in Roseau south and Dominica by extension! this gov’t has been in office for over 20 yrs yet we are at 25% of poverty, what has been done over the last 20 yrs to alleviate such poverty?

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    • The Truth Be Told
      February 5, 2020

      Original this is 2020 – balanced year. Try to get balanced at least at the beginning of the year. Try be positive and hopeful. Too early for this negativity. Join garcon /madame and do something too. Then when we get closer to the end of the year , u will look back and analyse. This is a new era with Checkira. U cannot judge someone on the works of someone before. You have to understand that people are different. Hell dear jump and join avec anou travaille avec Checkira dans les dynamique Dominique. Would u like someone to tell u about all someone else did when in fact u did nothing? Let me hear you. Original don’t remain original for we live in a changing world & environment. Foward march MR/MS Original. Put your hands to the plough. Too much mouthing, now we need hands. All aboard! Are u there Original? Do not let the train leave u. Do not let past mistakes limit your future. Original hold dem!

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      • Toto
        February 6, 2020

        Of course you can judge what happen before, what else would you judge. Would you say slavery, apartheid and holocaust not happen. You have to be real brother. Our roads are in a mess because of the same government Chekira now represent and she want to take credit for fixing it then? Of course fix it, is government duty and say sorry to the people it did not happen before and tell the boss man a little humility go a long way.

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      • Original
        February 6, 2020

        Skerrit is still the leader, still the one who decides what has to be done, let’s not forget he has been in charge for 15 going on 20 yrs. Show me any issue which existed before he got in office that has been resolved. Cause fixing a road here and there is not advancement, I’m speaking about poverty reduction, stabilizing the population, enhancing the built environment with actual solutions, wealth creation etc. persons like yourself are just delusional! Dominica suffers from high unemployment which nep has proven it can’t help, mas migration since our population is a negative growth. Do you know that the economy has been shrinking for years or at least from 2016 to 2017 which hurricane Maria boosted from the reconstruction activity but now this activity has died down we’re witnessing the stagnation once again back into economic depression, so continue supporting the people who only cares about their pocket and not that of Dominicans.

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    • It's my damn business
      February 5, 2020

      So after 20 years of a DLP administration Ms. Lockhart is implying that some roads are not motorable? Yet the people went back to reelect a DLP candidate? Boy I don’t know if is the chlorine in our water that causing us to be so damn blind and stupid but we sure need help boy.
      Ms. Lockhart should realize that maintaining roads should always be done by the government in power because motorists are paying the taxes for road maintenance. So instead of being boastful she should simply ask Skerrit what the hell he’s been doing with the people’s money all these years.
      Having said that I need Ms. Lockhart to understand that road maintenance or making roads motorable is NOT development. In fact the road in the Vielle case constituency is as good as any road in the Caribbean and yet, lots of poverty and unemployment in every single village. Shops Skerrit making money are either closed or shopkeepers are barely surviving because people have no money to shop. Employment should be the goal

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