A health centre and housing redevelopment coming soon for St. Joseph according to PM Skerrit

Prime Minister Skerrit on tour in St Joseph

Based on the government’s plans, a health centre and housing redevelopment appear to be on the horizon for the residents of the St. Joseph Constituency.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit stated his government’s intention in that regard during a recent tour in that constituency.

“We have a new health centre to build; we have acquired the land in St Joseph to build the health centre,” Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said during a recent tour to that constituency. “The idea is that we will build the health centre for health and wellness purposes.”

It is expected that the new facility will provide a “major boost” for healthcare in St Joseph and residents will no longer need to travel outside their village for non-emergency medical attention.

The Prime Minister said he has suggested some changes regarding the final design of the health centre and explained that the upstairs will be an administrative structure with better amenities for staff, “and we will move to construct a residence for district doctors.”

There will be no residences on the health centre site Skerrit noted while Acting Minister for Health, Wellness and New Health Investment, Kent Edwards, said the facility which will be the main health centre in the St. Joseph Health District, is going to be “well designed and detailed with a maternity section with a casualty area, an area for the doctors to do their examinations, [and] a Pharmacy.”

Edwards encouraged residents to “not allow yourself to get sick,” and instead to get their health checked regularly .

“You should walk into the health centre and ask to get your pressure and sugar,” he advised.

Construction of the health centre is expected to begin sometime this year.

Prime Minister Skerrit also promised the redevelopment of housing in the St. Joseph Constituency as  government plans to construct homes for residents there.

“Housing of course we are committed to build homes for residents of the St Joseph Constituency, including Belles, Layou, St Joe and Mero,” he said. “I always had this view that we need to redevelop Layou and St Joseph, including Mero…what we need to do is acquire some of the small lots, put them together and redevelop them and to build better housing units for residents of these communities.”

The Prime Minister said he has mandated the Ministry of Housing and Lands to establish some concepts, then to return to the villages along with their parliamentary representative in order to discuss and share these these views with the communities .

“We have been building homes in Hillsborough gardens and many families have benefited from this,” Skerrit stated.  “These are 60 families we have taken out of Layou and St Joseph, most of them younger people with children, so you don’t want to have a situation where you create a community and create economic and social challenges for the existing St Joe and the existing Layou.”

He said his government wants to see some of these homes constructed this year.

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21 Comments

  1. March 11, 2022

    Look at this picture. Evil disfigures your image and that really true. When one is so indulged in wickedness and evil that person looks exactly like evil- black, disfigured and ugly (like sin). That is what I see in this picture above

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  2. Lin clown
    March 10, 2022

    In the USA all the Dominican gossipers are supporters of UWP who have not been to Dominica in years.People like diaspora boast about $370,000 houses BMW’s x6 and swimming pool.The invite people to their homes to show off.One week later you find out they are in dept up to their eyebrows.While sitting on the couch you can hear them say”garcon the data bill was $50 last month this month it $52″ They say that just because to took 2 baths per day.You better find somewhere to go,because the lock is going to change on you for $2.The problem is people like diaspora do not want you around,because they lying.Met a guy one time boasting about the amount of property he has in Dominica,He died an amputee,having been thrown out of his apartment for nonpayment and was buried in NewYork not having been in Dominica in 20yrs.

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  3. Lin clown
    March 10, 2022

    Who does original call us?Us are the ones who stayed in and out of Dominica and contributed to the rebuilding of Dominica with our blood,sweat and tears led by Roosevelt Skerrit.You and your kind went to the UN,and while Skerrit was begging for help,told the world,do not help Dominica because the very same Skerrit was committing crimes against humanity.Now us,hypocrite.UWP and supporters supported the do not help Dominica things,that is what division is.

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  4. Lin clown
    March 10, 2022

    Mr/Miss Diaspora,thousands of Dominicans left Dominica believing the grass was greener,sadly it was not.Teachers,nurses,police,firemen,civil servants failed to find the greener pastures in the USA.There are more single Dominican mothers per capita in the USA than Dominica.There are more Dominicans who are drunkards,drug dealers and murderers per capita in the USA than Dominica.There are more Dominicans living on food stamps and handouts from the church in the USA than in Dominica.There are more Dominican devorce per capita in the USA than Dominica.There is a better understanding and togetherness among family in Dominica than in the USA.Did you know in one year 34 Dominicans were deported from the USA?And did you know most Dominicans can live on an 8 hour job and you cannot in the USA?Thousands of Dominicans live in the USA where 5 or 6 share (1) kitchen(1)toilet(1)bathroom and (1) sitting room.So stop that BS most Dominicans have been and lived in the USAThere are more Da parros in USA

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  5. Lin clown
    March 10, 2022

    First Mr Diaspora what part of the USA do you live?and why do you think diasporans are voting in Dominica?There are Dominicans who have been living in the US for over 30yrs and making over $100,000 annually.After all those years they have yet to finish paying their mortgage.These same people,have 8 and 10 bedroom houses fully paid.A $300,000 in the USA is a fowl cage.A $300,000 in Dominica is a palace,and hundreds of people in Dominica have $300,000 houses.Most Dominicans living in the USA pay rent,those who do not rent are buried up to their eyebrows in mortgage(debt).I know one Dominican who bought a house for $1,600,000 he know he will never be able to finish pay,what does he do?he keeps the house in good shape by always doing repairs after 20 yes he sells the house pay the remainder of the mortgage makes a profit and buys another house.Whereas most Dominicans own their own homes and pay no land tax,in the USA it is different.So stop your BS.Blessings can build with $210,000.

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  6. Lin clown
    March 10, 2022

    Out of 8 comments DNO has posted 3 for IBO France the…………,uninformed fake news jacka.

    ADMIN: Now THAT is fake news.

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  7. Original
    March 9, 2022

    As a prime minister skerrit suppose to represent all Dominicans, why does he in his capacity as PM has a labour party paraphilia in his face? This is how this man has divided and misguided us as a people. This is so unethical and wrong in the capacity as PM. Call this man out on his nonsense, we are Dominicans not labourites, you are representing us Dominicans not your political party or interest. This is sad and the lawyers the judiciary remains quiet. Where is the democracy?

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  8. Diaspora 😢
    March 9, 2022

    How do those in the DIASPORA that support Skerrit feel when they hear this same bs from Skerrit?
    I have been a Laborite all my life and last voted for Skerrit in 2005. In 2008 I moved to the US with nothing! Not even a decent bank account in Da. When I got to the US I got a $8 dollar an hour job and and my 1 Br apartment was $375.00. 12 yrs later I was able to get an education, own a house I bought for 130k in 2013 and bought a new car. I sold that house in 2020 for $300k, and with my equity I was able to buy my 2nd home cash and I already have equity of over $200k on this new home.
    When U listen to Skerrit insulting my people about building homes that they can’t sell can’t own makes me want to cry 😢because I know all he is giving them is a shelter to keep them hostage instead of an opportunity. It makes me want to cry even more when I see those in the US enjoying the opportunities the US gave them as foreigners and yet these people go down to vote for Skerrit. It really hurts my…

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  9. March 9, 2022

    When will Dominicans come to realize that DLP was elected to serve the people of Dominica as it’s Government (not the Labour Party). This Mr know it all and do it all, does not even respect the other ministers of his Cabinet nor the technocrats in the different Government departments. What about the residence of Coulibistrie who have faced major disasters one after another and who are still waiting to be relocated or given proper housing? When will health centers be constructed in Salisbury and Coulibistrie? guess that won’t be forthcoming unless they vote “Laba”

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  10. Same old tricks
    March 9, 2022

    If building New Hospitals, new health centers and New houses were our biggest need in Dominica then life here would be sweet because the last five years we have seen new hospitals , new health centers and new homes almost in every town and village. In fact Skerrit built the new Dominica/China hospital but is now Dominicans dying and if you listen to the death announcements the majority are dying from the China hospital! Skerrit built apartments and houses in every constituency but is now Dominicans suffering from HBP, diabetes and stroke because health and wellness is not a building but rather happiness! How good is a health center when you don’t have a job to feed your children? How good is a house when you don’t have a title so you could take a loan or be able to will it to your children? Just for a vote? Is all we are good for Skerrit? Your new way of enslaving us? I would much rather have a job and freedom than all the election traps you have us in. Give us a work to do man

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    • March 10, 2022

      Mr. ……, people die everyday and in all countries in the world. A man in America who was operated on a few days ago with a pigs’s heart transplant died today. His body rejected a pig’s heart. So, what is your point? If there were no health centers built, you would still be complaining. If the PMH was not being modernized, you would still be complaining. If schools were not being repaired or rebuilt, you would still be complaining. Case in point – you complained there is no hospital in Marigot, the hospital has been built in Marigot and, you still complaining. You said all the other islands in the Caribbean have an International Airport; we are now building one, you still complaining. What do you want Skerrit to do for you to make you happy? You want some of that CBI money? You come out everyday with that same old tricks of yours. Skerrit is here to stay, brother. We need a handsome, intelligent, indomitable leader like the late Maurice Bishop to be the PM of Dominica.

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  11. Ooon
    March 9, 2022

    ” Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said during a recent tour to that constituency. “The idea is that we will build the health centre for health and wellness purposes.”

    Listen to me please people of St Joseph and Dominica. My name is Ooon and I am from Vieille case, the birth place of PM Roosevelt Skerrit, who is our parlreps. I hold a very important position in my village but I will not disclose because it will be a can of worms.

    People, why did PM say that the new health center will be for health and wellness purposes nou? I thought that was the purpose of any health center both old and new.

    But the point I want to make is, PM Skerrit just built a new health center in Vieille case, much prettier, bigger and modern than the old one. But you know what I realized? That didn’t stop our problems. Is now we have young men plagued with mental challenges, nobody working, poorverty is high, and the village empty. Trust me if Skerrit had created employment that would be much better…

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  12. Lin clown
    March 9, 2022

    Mr DS,now you know I am right Ibo France has been posting gabbage from a mental institution.This mentally deranged vagabond is trying to use DNO to spread the filthy dong secreted in his head..Every day this lazy unemployed JACKA post’s several pieces of false information on DNO,when he is caught he fires a surface to air missile at DNO.

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    • Ibo France
      March 9, 2022

      You are a cartoon character. You make me laugh uncontrollably. DNO should create a HUMOUR slot on their page just for you. Don’t stop these jocular contributions to DNO. Laughter adds years to one’s life. In fact, it’s the Spice of Life.

      P.S.
      I’m unemployed because Dominica is a job desert under Skerrit’s stewardship. Luckily I saved for a day of drought.

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    • March 10, 2022

      They are just jealous of all the progress and developments going on in Dominica under the leadership of the supreme leader, Sir Roosevelt Skerrit. They want ugly Lenny to be the PM. Not on this earth, not on the next one. All the the thumbs up they getting are from their stupid, silly, uneducated UWP apparatus.

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  13. Election coming
    March 9, 2022

    When we hungry we will eat the health center and when our bills are due we will pay with the houses. One man got $70 million for his hotel, Skerrit we know getting $65k for rent of his own house but the rest of us getting health center and apartments. By the way where is the national health insurance you promised us during the last election? “ I have health insurance, my family has health insurance and we can flight out. But ladies and gentlemen what about you the poor people of St Joseph?”

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  14. Ibo France
    March 9, 2022

    What do Gregory Nassief and Roosevelt ‘Vladimir’ Skerrit have in common? They make sure to get their propaganda and absurdity publish on DNO.

    Here it is, the corrupt, incumbent regime promising to build. Concrete and steel are used to bamboozle the desperate and dispossessed. It’s the corrupt regime’s panacea to all the country’s problems.

    Where are the jobs that pay livable wages? What about a national healthcare scheme? How could we forget the most important resource of Dominica, the youth? They need proper and modern education and sporting facilities.

    Farmers, fishers, local entrepreneurs, retailers, vendors, truckers and the thousands of unemployed laid-off workers and school leavers need some sort of short-term assistance to propel them upward and forward. Take some of the CBI money from this one Arab man and give these long-suffering citizens an opportunity to sort themselves out.

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    • March 9, 2022

      Nothing pleases you and will ever please you. You are just envious of the Skerrits. That is your biggest problem. All you do is disgorge garbage on the streets of Roseau each time the PM announces a new project. Your comments are useless and nerve racking. You have nothing to offer but a lot to criticize about. I thought you had learned your lesson after all that you said during the recent by-election campaign in Grandbay and that the Grandbay people rejected all that you said and elected Vince Henderson as their representative as opposed to Dirtbag/Handbag. You spend a lot of your time on DNO and, I wonder what you do for a living. I appreciate your hard efforts but, you must always remember that Lennox Linton will never be the PM of Dominica, not on this earth, not on the next one.

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      • Ibo France
        March 9, 2022

        DS, you are just a petulant juvenile in an adult body who curses like a madman whenever Skerrit’s corrupt practices and monumental lying excuses are exposed by true patriots.

        Nothing good or bad lasts forever. This incoherent, nefarious, intellectual vaporweight ( Roosevelt ‘Metal-brain’ Skerrit) shall spend his sunset years in a 6 by 6 room, twenty three (23) hours per day, in solitary confinement, in the US. This shall be his ‘just reward’ for keeping Dominicans in bondage for eighteen years and counting. The evil that men do catches up with them and their children.

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        • March 10, 2022

          Don’t you think that your evil will catch up with you one day? Be careful what you wish for. Tell me what it is that you want Skerrit to do to make you happy? Somebody is soon to open an elderly care home; what are you contributing? Nothing but pure garbage. Ibo, you are irrelevant. You are a nonentity. What are you doing to improve the lives of Dominicans? Every tub affe sit on its own bottom, and every man affe stand on his own two feet. What are you doing. Shooting dice.

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  15. dissident
    March 9, 2022

    So de parl rep for St. Joe moo moo!!!!! Isn’t she a Dr?
    De fake Dr Skerrit campaigning for himself

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