Alfred confident in rebuilding after Trough system, extends condolences to family of victim

Parliamentary Representative of the Castle Bruce Constituency, Octavia Alfred has expressed sincere condolences to the family of Henson Durand of Petite Soufriere who lost his life as a result of a Trough System that affected sections of the east coast on Sunday.

Flooding has been reported in Salybia and Crayfish River in the Kalinago Territory, Castle Bruce, Antrizle, and Concord. Some homes that were close to the river were impacted, with one person who lost his house in Castle Bruce. Another house was swept away in Petite Soufriere. Landslides were also reported in Good Hope and Petite Soufriere.

“On behalf of the Government of Dominica I want to extend sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Stoute who lost his life as a result of a Trough system that affected the areas on the East Coast on Sunday,” Alfred said She made the comment during a live interview on State-Owned DBS Radio  on Monday.

She assured the constituents that everything is in place to clear the roads as quickly as possible.

“We continue to encourage everyone to look out for each other,” she stated. “I want our people to know that by the end of the day things will be better.”

Alfred continued, “We also encourage people to continue to exercise caution because the area is still very wet and soggy and waterlogged.”

Despite the situation, Alfred said she is very confident that the government will build back the communities even better.

“We will come out stronger and the best decisions will be taken for the people in the Castle Bruce Constituency,” she stated.

She went on to state that people understand a little better now about climate change and about the effort that the government has been making to address the country’s vulnerability.

“We pledge to the constituency that we will continue to address their vulnerability,” Alfred said.

She commended all who were out late on Sunday night clearing as much as they could in the community.

She also thanked Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and all the other ministers for their rapid response and mobilization of resources to deal with the crisis.

Schools in the area remained closed on Monday since there was no electricity or water.

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  1. If we knew better
    November 9, 2022

    And thats why they finally decided to let that Lockhart feller have his turn. These days everybody just want to run to politics as they see it like winning the lottery. To be honest, since this administration have begun their “public works” Dominica have become less and less resilient to natural disasters. Noone can tell me different. Any anyone who does is either blind and bedridden or just plain wicked. Im not even going to go into the livelihoods of Dominicans and how Castle Bruce and environs used to be thriving with agriculture. that is a different story.

  2. That's all folks!
    November 8, 2022

    Madame Parl Rep Alfred, a word of advice – step aside!!!!!

    20 plus years of DLP has not brought about better, more resilient roads to DA especially to that area of the island. I have family on the Reserve (on my father side) and my uncle (on my mother’s side) lived in San Sauver before he died. I can assure you that I have travelled on the road between Good Hope and San Sauver and marveled at the beautiful scenery but drove cautiously so that I could stay alive.

    After so many years as the leaders of the country, that area should have seen more done. Don’t give us words now. What have you all been doing in these last few years? Empty promises – keep them. You should be voted out swiftly ……. Stop trying to fool people, you may have smiles and bribes, but at the end of the day, the conditions that people live in says it all….. Step aside.

  3. Juanita
    November 8, 2022

    “She also thanked Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and all the other ministers for their rapid response and mobilization of resources to deal with the crisis.”

    This lady does not get it! The PM said he asked the President this past Sunday to dissolve Parliament with immediate effect. This means effective Sunday, there are no ministers and she is no longer the parliamentary representative pending new elections. Who gives her any authority?

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  4. Red Ants bite
    November 8, 2022

    Alfred and Skerrit caused the flood and she now thanking Skerrit for quick response. Now a days Skerrit is the engineer of all roads, bridges and houses. They do things as they wish without professional supervision and any little rain is a disaster.
    Before Skerrit I never knew Dominica to be flooding because our drains were always cleaned, culverts always cleaned and water could always flow into the river or sea without a problem. Skerrit got rid of public works and his friends with no experience are doing work all over without supervision. You take the Marigot Portsmouth road for example. A road well built with good drainage and culverts. Since Skerrit became pM he has his boy Bolo doing nonsense on the road with a bobcat. They cutting branches and dump them right in the river or under the bridge. They don’t clean drains and don’t unblock culverts. Infact right between Blenheim and Paix Bouche any little rain the road is flooded because the culvert is clogged. That’s a national…

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