EU and Government donates over $36,000 to Salisbury committee

(L-R) Kervin Vidal (SEC vice president) receives a cheque from National Programme Advisor of FADE Mark John, while credit officer of FADE office Carla Watt-Walsh (L) & administrative/accounting officer Georgia Gabriel standby

PRESS RELEASE: The Salisbury Enhancement Committee Inc. (SEC) has received a grant of EC$36,329.85, from the European Union (EU) and Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica (GOCD) funded SFA 2000 Framework  for Agri-Business Development and Enterprise (FADE) Project.

The Salisbury Enhancement Committee is a community based organization, which was formed in 2007, and incorporated in 2009. Since their formation, they have spearheaded several events and projects within the community, including their signature Market Day with a Difference, and their flagship project,, Salisbury’s community website.

In this regard, the funds will be used by SEC to undertake capacity building and institutional strengthening activities for the organization; and assist in meeting some of the many needs identified within the organization and the community at large. The grant, which ends on May 31, 2010, will allow for the group to be able to purchase office equipment such as a projector, laptop and printer, along with a P.A system, which will facilitate the hosting of training and other community meetings and events carried out by the committee.

The grant also provides for the funding of two farmer development workshops, involving organic farming techniques covering areas such as organic pest control and soil fertility, and Farm Finance Management. The first of these seminars is scheduled to take place on Thursday April 29th, at the Salisbury Primary School while the second will take place on Wednesday May 12th.

While the group cites several other challenges meeting the farming community, and the village at large, the SEC believes that the grant will go a long way in helping to achieve their objectives as serving as an effective community based organization, catalysing the social, cultural, economic and environmental development of the village of Salisbury.

SEC is grateful for the funds made available and would like to express its sincere gratitude and that of the Salisbury community to the European Union and the Government of Dominica.

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  1. Anonymous
    April 27, 2010

    Since the elected MP of that area doesn’t recognize the government, does he recognize this contribution?


    Where is “stay tuned” in all this?

    • la savanne
      April 29, 2010

      election is over anonymous stop dividing and deceiving the good people of dominica. lets help develop this country without politics. salisbury to the future……….

  2. Anonymous
    April 27, 2010

    Isn’t this in the same constituency in which the MP decided to stay out of parliament? Hahahahaha.

    DNO, can you people please try to get an interview from the MP on this matter? I would love to hear his views on this.

  3. gwatance
    April 27, 2010

    Well vote for them in the by-election nuh, we throwing all our concentration on alu for the by-election, Bawi muss go labour this time

    • la savanne
      April 29, 2010

      now i see y portsmouth is crapppppy,dirty,miserable and under develop for the past 50 years. keep voting labour.

  4. met veye
    April 27, 2010

    Even if our parl rep insists on staying out of parliament, the gov’t has not forgotten our village…..long live skerro and the labor party!

  5. Jae
    April 26, 2010

    Good News! Thanks to the Govoernment of D/ca and the EU. I know these funds will do the community good.

    I’m so pleased to see all the positive changes happening in the villages in recent times. Its like the community has come alive. So many activities and projects.. even sports like volleyball, netball and rounders. Forward we go indeed!!

    Looking forward to reunion 2011 from July 23rd-August 7th!! Daz it!

  6. Foward we go!
    April 26, 2010

    Salisbury Ahead!!!!………… Big ups to the best village in Dominica…. Bawi for sure!!!

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