Symes-Zee Villa inoperative after Tropical Storm Erika

Symes-Zee Villa
Symes-Zee Villa in Laudat was significantly damaged by TS Erika

Symes-Zee Villa in Biyack, near Laudat in the Roseau Valley, has been rendered inoperative by damage from Tropical Storm Erika on August 27, 2015.

According to a press release issued on Tuesday, multiple landslides triggered by the storm have eliminated road access and isolated the villa, making it impossible to do any business there.

A landslide on the property has uprooted the southern landscaped lawn with a newly-built aquarium pool and flattened a 25 foot high retaining wall built after smaller landslides in 2013-14.

To compound these damages, the villa’s water supply system and solar-powered water heating system have both been badly damaged.

Thankfully, no guests were at the villa when the storm struck, but the hotel has lost considerable revenue from cancelled bookings for the rest of 2015 beginning from the weekend of August 28-30.

Staff, contractors and suppliers of the villa are on standby pending new developments based on the activation of relief and recovery initiatives by local and international agencies.

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  1. The Real Facts
    September 3, 2015

    The damage and cost is worst than we anticipated. To know that it was only a tropical storm and not a hurricane. The amount of rain that fell caused this damage. It is sad.

  2. dunce
    September 3, 2015

    Wow, sorry to hear that Mr. Symzie, what a loss, in light of all this and more ii strongly believe that this year”s world creol music festival should be cancelled.

    • dunce
      September 3, 2015

      Full of Godly reverence fear,,,

  3. Mweh meme
    September 3, 2015

    “Inoperable” is a better word than “inoperative”

  4. i must speak
    September 3, 2015

    Sad boy such a nice place :-|

  5. Too Hard Too Long
    September 3, 2015

    Alas. We are only now beginning to understand how much this storm has actually cost Dominica. Loss of lives, property, jobs, livelihoods, infrastructure……

    My people, please stand strong. Call on God and support each other. This is going to be a heavy burden to carry.

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