The Castle Bruce tourism product has been enhanced, thanks to the Ministry of Tourism and the Government of Dominica.
The Ministry, under the leadership of Minister Robert Tonge handed over a public bathroom facility to the Anse Kouanari Tourism Association Inc. (AKTA Inc) in Castle Bruce recently.
Tonge thanked the staff of his ministry for listening to the community in facilitating the construction of this facility. He said that everything that is done must be sustainable, properly marketed and very well maintained in order to benefit all concerned.
He urged the Association to work together in harmony with the community, in order to make the Castle Bruce experience a wonderful one for both residents and visitors. He welcomed the facility as one that will contribute to the community experience of visitors to Dominica.
Tonge encouraged Castle Bruce residents to take advantage of training and education opportunities to ensure that excellent service is available and consistent.
Parliamentary Representative for Castle Bruce, Johnson Drigo promised to make staff available by August 1st 2019 to the AKTA Inc to ensure that the facility is well maintained to be able to provide consistent service to the community and visitors. He said the village is set to benefit from all of Government’s tourism programs and asked that the Minister of Tourism not take his eyes off Castle Bruce.
For the president of AKTA Inc, Adrien Bannis, the toilet facility is a dream come true for which he thanked the Ministry of Tourism, GEF, the parliamentary representative and the community.
Despite its choppiness of the Atlantic ocean, Bannis believes that the bayfront in Castle Bruce is a “lovely place” to be enjoyed by Castle Bruce residents and visitors.
There is an approved plan for further development of the entire Castle Bruce bayfront which the Anse Kouanari Tourism Association Inc. is hoping to make a reality.
Kouanari is the Kalinago name for Castle Bruce.