DLP candidate plans to transform Marigot if elected

Riviere emphasizes a point during his launch at Marigot on Sunday August 18, 2019

DLP candidate for the Marigot constituency, Gregory “Karessah” Riviere, has outlined major developments and improvements which he says will “totally transform” the constituency once he has been elected to parliament.

In his address to the people of Marigot at his launch on Sunday at the Marigot Fisheries Complex, Riviere focused on Education and Agriculture as the two main aspects points.

“I have a vision for this constituency. I see a Marigot where its development is centered around its people so, I will push for a 300% increase in the number of university scholarships being awarded to this constituency on an annual basis,” he said. “In addition, I will encourage persons to take advantage of the programme organized by the Dominica State College (DSC) to utilize the satellite programme at the North East Comprehensive because under my leadership, I believe that education and training should be given serious attention.”

He said eight young people will receive assistance to attend university for this academic school year.

Riviere further stated that he will push for enhancement of agriculture in his community by assisting farmers and ensuring that it is taught and practised in all schools.

“Agriculture should return to its rightful place here in this constituency. I will work with the farmers’ groups and other individuals, to increase their skills by using modern agricultural techniques such as greenhouse farming and hydroponics. We will work with small farmers to expand their poultry and pig farms respectively,” he stated.

The parliamentary representative-hopeful promised to work with hucksters to improve quality and increase the quantity of their produce entering national and regional markets and seek to implement the teaching and practice of agriculture in schools, “because I believe agriculture has fed us; agriculture sent us to school; agriculture gave us our independence. So, we must go back to the soil.”

He added, “With this in mind, we will see an increase in trade between this constituency and our neighboring French territory.”

He also vowed to bring the culture of backyard farming back to the community and encouraged villagers to be more involved in the production of agriculture.

Some of the other plans which Riviere has for his constituency, if he is elected, include: the designation, within three months of his election, of the Marigot Fisheries Complex as an official port of entry, the total elimination of pit toilets within 6 months, provision of affordable and decent housing and government lands to those in need and provision of assistance to entrepreneurs in small business to develop their products and enhance their customer service skills. The DLP candidate will also “push for improvement in sports clubs and youth groups in Marigot and Concord” and expand the National Employment Programme (NEP) programme and the Yes We Care Programme, among others.

Riviere called on his constituency to support him in order to work in their interest and said he is ready to take on the job of being Marigot’s next parliamentary representative.

Karessah engages DLP supporters during his launch at Marigot

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  1. Cyril Ralph Volney
    August 22, 2019

    Marigot Fisheries Complex as an official port of entry is an excellent idea.

  2. jesus is Lord
    August 22, 2019

    Boy Gregory you have just use the platform of DLP to express your stupid attitude.

    So what you are telling your people that you have to be on the government side to assist and make your community better?

    Its been made clear that if the Marigot and any other constituency decide against voting DLP government then there will not be development for that community.

    That cannot be justice fella, I don’t care which government that gains power, Dominica is our own so each community should be given fair treatment.

    This partisan politics continues to destroy our country yet we fail to address.

    Its been too long now that Dominican have allow politician to rape them from what is rightfully theirs.

    My PEOPE we need to stop playing dead, what are we afraid off?

  3. JAH KAL
    August 20, 2019

    karessah u cannot tell the marigot people where the money gone if u think u coming up to new york and lie we no where our money come from winter money snow money u not coming their beleive we a fools like some people in DA u better tell them take down your name it won’t be pretty.

  4. Inquiring minds
    August 20, 2019

    Greg, how long was your speech? It was a good speech btw, Masters quality. But you never told the people of Marigot how much you get. We still want to know.

  5. Blows
    August 20, 2019

    We taking blows, blows, blows! :cry:
    So Karessah, you want us to vote Labour so we can keep taking blows from Rose with her shoe? We catching we nenen! Rose giving us blows with her shoe đź‘ž! Karessah, you a wicked man!

  6. Anonymous
    August 20, 2019

    Greg boy, you are a good calypsonian …and also a good actor. You have really join the corruption cabal by telling Linton he should have just shut up about the missing millions and just ask for his share, magwaysa.

  7. jamie
    August 20, 2019

    Sellout keep dreaming,just take a good look @ the pitbull in the background,Marigot people are not for sale!!!!!!!Karessah how much are you being paid?

    • SMFH
      August 20, 2019

      Allu doh want to know, I wanted to know n was close to getting n answer at the UWP meeting but allu run d man.
      So doh cm n ask like u want to know.

  8. Kalinago Justice
    August 20, 2019

    :?: What will Greg do for the people of the Marigot Constituency that couldn’t be done by the one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake after 20 years :?: Lennox Linton is not the problem! Examine the other constituencies voting for this one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake for the past terms and find how much better off they are :?: What has he done since holding the governance of the island hostage for those constituencies :?: All government projects are illegally given to foreigners without any public bidding! This alone should tell you people that this one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake only cares about himself! :?: This one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake should have no one on the island giving him support! :?:

  9. Me
    August 20, 2019

    ….IF elected, not when elected!

  10. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    August 20, 2019

    “I am going to take Dominica to the next level!”(Roosevelt Skerrit).

    That was the year 2010 election time.I am going to transform Dominica(Roosevelt Skerrit).

    That was indeed 2015 at election time!

    Note: in my opinion, taking Dominica to the next level, and the transformation of Dominica in the English language apparently means one of the same; however, the past ten years the country is in the same undeveloped state, and our citizens are consumed in poverty.

    Here we have an corrupted clown talking crap reading from a script written by one of Roosevelt paid puppets; reading the same silly words we heard for the past ten years.

    This foolish guy forgot that Roosevelt is the government, and  he is simply a tool.

    If he was not ignorant of the fact; he would ask the people of Marigot where is our hospital, where is the money the Mexican government gave to Roosevelt to replace the one Roosevelt destroyed!

    I shall continue:

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      August 20, 2019

      So, this clown emphasizes agriculture; the Lobour Party; the government ” Roosevelt Skerrit” undoubtedly destroyed agriculture in the country. That is an industry that can never, ever return to the glory days of “green gold.”
      They talk about agriculture; I would like to ask what sort of agriculture is he talking about, because no matter what form of agriculture they dream of if there is no market for what is produced, the whole idea is a waste of time.
      If the idea is to ship bananas to England as in the past, that is simply wishful thinking!
      If the idea is to ship whatever is produced to other islands of the Caribbean, with the exception of the Leewards islands; St. Kitts, Nevis, and Antigua both the battle and the war is already lost.
      I am not suggesting the complete no agricultural farm in the country; nevertheless; in the twenty-first century an ambitious political contender would be talking about scientific industries, to accommodate the academics. Agriculture…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 22, 2019

        This agricultural talk is to influence the old voters, and the non-scholastically educate illiterates who have depended on Agriculture all of their life for a living.
        Someone need to educate those old and unfortunate people that Roosevelt  nor his new hope that clown does not have a market for any agriculture products anywhere more than the islands of St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Grenada; and if we need to; we can include Guyana, and indeed Venezuela which produces the same agricultural products as Dominica.
          Everything produced in Dominica are destine to be consumed in our local staples. Case and point last year, or early this year, we saw Dominican women in Canada dressed up in carnival costume displaying agricultural produce.
        Since they return to Dominica, I plea with someone, anybody to tell me how many shipment of Dominica produce were shipped to Canada; and to whom as a marketing agent?
        Not one pound of anything was shipped: Food for thought!
        Legalization of marijuana another…

  11. RandyX
    August 20, 2019

    After 15 years doing absolutely nothing for Marigot, all over sudden the money is flowing?? Go away, lies you all telling. Nothing put election propaganda. We want Skerrit to account for the CBI money, that’s what we want.

  12. Braindamage
    August 20, 2019

    Mr. Reviere, didn’t the Prime Minister whispered in your ears;
    “Don’t say that na. We killed the Agriculture in Dominica already”

  13. Ibo France
    August 19, 2019

    Karessah should have been arrested for public mischief if Dominica were a law abiding place. No sober minded person acts this way. He had to be UNDER THE INFLUENCE. The caliber of candidates on the DLP slate is appallingly awful. This is a political party that is married to Lies, Corruption and SelfEnrichment. They are expired goods Not another term for them.

  14. JAH KAL
    August 19, 2019

    karessah i hope u not coming to NY this year tell your people if u coming up we going to boycot that show big time u are adisgrace stay with your master in Dominica and help him get the peoples money that’s missing. What a shame.

  15. Big Bannan
    August 19, 2019

    And there is was thinking one of our Hatian brothers was running. lol

  16. Bwa-Banday
    August 19, 2019

    Boy the SLP/DFP really have belly eh. After that stunt Karessah pulled on Friday night in Marigot the shameless Skerrit still launched him? Wow! If the man is only a candidate and behaving like he is above the law already then heaven help us if he ever gets into elected office…smmfh!

    This just goes to show how desperate these guys are. But I will remind all that when rouges and vagabonds fall out just men will get their rewards. In the mean time I am obliged to ask; “Uncle where is the monaaaayyyy?”

  17. Ibo France
    August 19, 2019

    When persons show you who they are believe them. This guy by his disorderly and abominable behavior is a horrible example for every Dominican. He has totally forfeited himself from contested any public office in Dominica. Your actions are so earshattering loud I can’t hear you when you speak. Go Away, Please!

  18. Manyways
    August 19, 2019

    Are you Riviere saying to me a Dominican who cares and love my country dearly , you are going to do so much in months if winning your seat, what the current government has not done in 20 years of governing the country. Have you forgotten it us the labour party which is the government. Why do all the labour candidate’s speak as If they are the opposition? This proves without a doubt the government punishes community’s for not supporting them.

  19. My Bad
    August 19, 2019

    During the 2014 elections I heard just about the same things from the then DLP candidate Dr. Christmas. Though Dr. Christmas did win, Skerrit and the DLP won. If Skerrit was serious he would have worked with Dr. Christmas to at least get the Marigot hospital built. But instead the man went on a crusade to destroy Marigot and it is so embarrassing and shameful to see a man like Karressa join force with Skerrit. Under UWP government Marigot had a top class cricket field that was good enough to play Windward tournament. Skerrit so badly destroyed it that not even local cricket can be played there. For Karressa to join Skerrit in trying to make Marigot people think is Linton that caused Marigot to be as it is under Skerrit is very sad of you. Yes I know you wanted money but you didn’t have to bring yourself so low man. You have embarrassed the entire Marigot community and for that I promise to come down to vote against you because I want to help embarrass you

  20. Possie Direct
    August 19, 2019

    I’m sorry for Karressa. The man is my good friend and I will not allow his political error to have me throw stones at him. My friend is behaving as if he drank funny or somebody put a spell on him and that I am sorry for. As far as his vision for Marigot, under a Skerrit DLP is concerned, I wish to ask him the following questions, since the Skerrit DLP, which he has joined is trying to blame a humble and God fearing Lennox Linton, for the failures of Roosevelt Skerrit:
    1. Who is the Parlrep of Possie? 2. Is it not Ian Douglas? 3 Has he not been the Parlrep since Skerrit became PM? 4. Is he not one of Skerrit’s best friends? 5. Is he not a member of the SKerrit DLP? 6. Is Portsmouth any more developed with a DLP candidate than Marigot under Linton? 7. Do you know Ian Douglas is on record helping Skerrit LIE to the people of Portsmouth about the departure of Ross University? 8. You might want to replace Portsmouth with any DLP constituency and tell me if it is a Linton problem or DLP

  21. Marigot making PMs
    August 19, 2019

    Karessah, I know you will be happy when the UWP wins this general elections. I know Lennox is your friend. You love and respect him, me too. We will come down to Marigot to celebrate with you guys, two Prime Ministers! WOW! Edison James and Lennox Linton, woohoo! :-D

  22. Proud dominicain
    August 19, 2019

    Y should they be elected too make a changé is marigot not part of dominica. Honestly God is not asleep u cant représente a country and half suffer while the other half live well now élection is around the corner and money flying all over and promises but please why should a government bribe his people to get votes .where is the love

  23. LifeandDeath
    August 19, 2019

    I wonder which of his calypsos he can sing right now? :lol:
    Greg take ur Money, put on a show and Hell with all of them that easy to fool. Skerrit is a fool to trust you. Free Money, take it for you and share some ..End of Story.
    You will accomplish nothing more in Marigot.

  24. Joseph John
    August 19, 2019

    Very positive and proactive presentation. His plan should become the guideline for developing Dominica constituency by constituency with the policy and plans of the central government. He should be in constant collaboration with the local governments and community organizations in his constituency including head teachers/principals.
    His plan must be the fulcrum of his campaign because it is doable not like the pie in the sky of the other parties.

  25. REAL!!!!
    August 19, 2019

    Karessah your GOVT is in power and you have wait tell you get elected to parliament to transform Marigot and help your people. 8-O 8-O

    My brother if you cannot help now then you cannot help at ALL…..We are no Fools!!!
    BOSS don’t let Skerrit make you go LOCO, just take your CoolOut money and run.

  26. Roger Burnett
    August 19, 2019

    “He also vowed to bring the culture of backyard farming back to the community and affordable and decent housing”

    It is to be hopes that his envisaged housing is of a very different category to what we have seen so far in the governments “housing revolution”; for that is one that conspicuously lacks yard space.

  27. Do the right thing
    August 19, 2019

    He mentioned a hospital that they promised to start… Again. :roll:
    People, we hired Roosevelt Skerrit to do a job and he is living better than all of us. 15 years after he started we are yet to have proper healthcare facilities or equipped ambulances on our island. He does not care because his “royal family” does not use our hospital. They get flown out to a “real” hospital if they get sick. If it were not for Lennox Linton asking questions, we would not even have the little bit we do have left at PMH. Even so, many of you despise Lennox because of Skerrit.
    I blame the passive laborites for this, those who identify themselves as “poto”. You will support anything your party does. You are wicked people to be blindly supporting DLP while your people suffer without proper healthcare! What about those who can’t get flown out? So many deaths that could have been prevented will remain on your hands, if you do not act now. What we need is a change of government, vote UWP.

  28. Iamanidiot
    August 19, 2019

    So the World Bank,(Not the Labour party, not the Freedom party Not UWP) is assisting Dominica agriculture sector and everybody that going up jumping on the train. Is either “Return Agriculture to what is was.”, or “Education!!!” , send you and get a scholarship.
    So it’s only after 20 years the labour party is deciding they want to do something about agriculture.
    Now that’s the call sign for everybody going up

  29. Man bites dogs
    August 19, 2019

    Marigot has got to change and improvement must be number 1 priority and not just promises it shall be done as long Mr Skerrit is in charge. Now now another thing if marigot people wants improvement first they have got to kick out Lennox Linton, and his brother no doubt into the wilderness and give Mr Riviere, or anyone else a chance.

    • %
      August 20, 2019

      @ man bite dog
      You said “”As long as Skerrit is in charge”””?????
      Skerrit is in charge of your mind, body and soul, and you only ….Not the masses..
      And stop disrespecting educated people like those in Marigot..You and Skerrit cannot impose an embarrassment on the people of Marigot. Are you a drunkard Mr nuisance?
      Where is the money?
      Where is the money?
      Where is the money?

  30. dissident
    August 19, 2019

    see austrie face…..doesn’t look too comfortable at all

    talking about agriculture with no marketing strategy

    everybody knows that de port of entry call is unique to Lennox Linton
    if you ging to eliminate pit toilet in Marigot then you are confirming de neglect of Marigot in your eradication of pit toilets program
    billions of dollars later DLP doh finish eradicate all pit toilet yet?????
    hooray boy karessa

    no mention of Hospital neither international airport.

    Karessa you just a name on a list …..Lennox plan to make Marigot a town!!!!

    • %
      August 20, 2019

      So is the face of JI the crook!
      Have a second look!
      Where is the money?
      Where is the money?
      Where is the money?

  31. %
    August 19, 2019

    Hope you were sober on stage, because you are a complete and absolute national embarrassment! You need to yell in Skerrit’s lazy ears that you in particular need a rehab center for alcoholics and you should relentlessly push together with the candidate from the North, for soon to be PM Linton to ban the sale of alcohol to political candidates.
    Marigot needs good examples..You are a terrible embarrassment, and will be discarded like an empty rum bottle at the polls!
    Where is the money?
    Where is the money?
    Where is the money?

  32. Shaka zulu
    August 19, 2019

    Did he by any chance say how much money he got? He was soo busy on friday night to grab mic and reveal i would think now he had his turn to address the marigot people that would be the first thing he would mention. You dont have to be in gov or in politics to fight for improvement of your people.

    August 19, 2019

    There is no “IF” about it.
    “When”HE gets elected in to power.
    Riviere is going to be the next pal rep for Marigot come next election.

    • Yeah, right
      August 20, 2019

      Will Marigot people choose Gregory instead of the next Prime Minister? They have everything to gain by Lennox becoming PM. You forget how intelligent Marigot people are.

      • Joseph John
        August 20, 2019

        @Yea right,….I agree Marigot people are very intelligent, this time around they will not be tricked by Edison James to vote for Linton. If it was not for James Marigot people would never have voted Lennox Linton, the 2.2 billion dollar liar.
        Marigot people know how to add, subtract and multiply and in no way would use fake multiplication to make Riviere look bad.
        Reviere is well educated to represent the Marigot community. He was never expelled from school and never got deported from any country. On a scale of 1to10 Riviere is a perfect 10. Linton could hardly make a minus o0.
        Over and over Linton has show that he is not competent and have nothing to offer but empty words, demonstrations and press conferences. He has no education or experience to run anything but his big mouth.

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