Central Co-operative Credit Union Ltd. (CCCUL) acquires former Marpin building in Roseau

The Central Co-operative Credit Union Ltd. (CCCUL) has officially acquired the former Marpin building located in the heart of Roseau. This development was confirmed by members of CCCUL staff to Dominica News Online (DNO), marking a significant milestone for the financial institution.

The latest acquisition by CCCUL raises questions about the intended use of the building, particularly whether it will become the primary location for the credit union or if operations will continue at their existing Goodwill branch. When contacted for clarification on these matters and other inquiries, Aylmer Irish, the newly appointed General Manager of CCCUL, declined to comment. He stated that the credit union would provide more details “in due time”.

The building, situated on Great Marlborough Street, Roseau, has a rich history of housing prominent businesses. For several years, the former local Dominican telecoms company, Marpin 2K4 Ltd (Marpin), occupied the first two floors of the structure, while the Clear Harbor call center leased the top two floors.

Flow Dominica subsequently became the owner of the building when Cable & Wireless Communication acquired the assets of Marpin 2K4 in 2017.

Originally named Marpin Telecoms and Broadcasting, Dominica’s first cable company went into receivership in 2014 and its name changed to Marpin 2K4.

As of January 4, DNO can confirm that the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) and Dominica Festival Committee (DFC) currently occupy the ground floor of the building.

The first floor is shared by the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) and Invest Dominica Authority.

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  1. Lin clown
    January 8, 2024

    That mean,We the People,what you depend on is fake news,propaganda and lies.You are so involved in gossip,you thought the building was sold a couple days ago.It is aholes like you who said the building on the corner of Independence st,and Cork st belong to Skerrit,Jacka.

  2. Marpin
    January 6, 2024

    Mr. Abraham….see what has happened to all your hard work….it hurts me to just think of such…. but it’s no more monopoly….there is this healthy competition. ..

  3. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    January 5, 2024

    I am one man who is very happy over the total demised of the “Mapin” Television!
    The original owner Ron Abraham a friend of mine: The man was a workaholic, I knew him way back in the 1950’s a young boy, with a few years on me taking his step father breakfast to the state prison at stock farm where he was employed as a prison guard.

    Later in 1976 in a conversation in Harlow Essex England, I informed Ron I was returning to Dominica, to set up a Radio & Television Complex: in a deep Dominica, accent Ron said to me ” Francisco if I was you I would go and build a Cable station.”
    Instead I went to Antigua invested in an Electronic, and also a shipping business, which eventually, boat electronics and everything we had the Birds destroyed. Ron went to Guyana on government contract then return to Dominica, and did what he advised me to do only to have his TV station stolen from him some of the people involved are dead, but I always knew Mapin would die too!
    The building shall decay

    • January 8, 2024

      You knew him back in the 1950s. You must be an old decrepit frustrated old man like I thought.

  4. Lin clown
    January 5, 2024

    I am sorry DNO,that news is stale news.That building was bought by CCCUL more that a month ago.I know because the present occupier was given notice more than a month ago.

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    • We the People
      January 5, 2024

      And what exactly is your point?

  5. January 4, 2024

    Then there should be no problem in paying that annual license fee of $10,000.00. Paying taxes and fees are the price we pay for working, living and doing business in a civilized, democratic and just society. Is there any problem with that? You got to pay Uncle Sam, you got to pay Uncle Skerrit. How about that?

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    • Putin
      January 5, 2024

      Lol! Good one, ds.

      I was thinking ….. “dang, these organisations got money.” Dominicans are saving their money.

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    • We the People
      January 5, 2024

      Everything is wrong when governments squanders taxpayers’ money and then turn roud and fleece those same taxpayers again.

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