$263,000 in contracts signed for housing and road development in Mahaut Constituency

Blackmoore speaking at the signing ceremony on Friday

Contracts amounting to $263,000 have been signed for bridge and road rehabilitation, housing constructions and community beautification in the Mahaut Constituency.

The signing ceremony took place at the Mahaut Community Center on Friday, June 30, 2017.

Member of Parliament for the constituency, Rayburn Blackmoore described the contracts as efforts made in addressing the issues faced in the constituency, and as a means of “adding value” to lives of residents.

“We have been moving around for the past couple of weeks throughout the constituency, and just last week we were actually in Campbell where we handed over a cheque for $250,000 to help 37 individuals in Campbell with varying business venture proposals,” he said.

He went on to note a number of future projects, including more financing for small business development in the areas of Mahaut, Massacre and Warner that him, with the help of the government will accomplish and described these particular efforts as a showcasing of a government that is “people-centered.”

“When you go around the country, and you see the number of social interventions that this administration, this Labour Party administration is embarking on, we take so many of these things for granted and it is through, first of all, the vision and the good self of the Honorable Prime Minister that he has been able, in most cases, to mobilize, in all cases, to mobilize the requisite resources,” Blackmoore added.

Some of the funds will go toward community beautification, which will include the planting of flowers along the main road.

Blackmoore also revealed that a “very wonderful apartment-type structure” will be erected in the Layou area for residents.

“We were able, years ago when I became the Pal Rep, to buy the land on their behalf and I am happy that we are looking at that in that direction,” he said.

Plans are also in place to give a facelift to the upper floor of the Mahaut market, transforming it into a “business incubator” according to Blackmoore, where persons can conduct different business concentrated in one location.

“I have been talking to the village council persons so that we can standardize the manner in which small business is being done in Mahaut. We want to come to a hairdresser, you want to come buy some stuff to go to fish, you come in one location. That is what we are looking at. So we are well on our way to developing the Mahaut constituency into what it ought to be,” he remarked.





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  1. July 6, 2017

    Thank God for mr Linton
    Thank God for CBI money ? but yet all u
    Want to crucify mr Linton God is watching ca mem

  2. done&done
    July 5, 2017

    Mahaut people have no where to walk. Since Mahaut and Massacre are close to each other, why not build a bridge over the Sea between these two small villages? Would be a nice place to fish.

  3. Canada
    July 5, 2017

    Since the last elections, DLP Pal Reps have never stopped campaigning . Always in campaign mode. They know that they did not win fair and square so passing around money is one way to keep the fake electorate in check.

    Can the people of Mahaut tell me how long this money will last in support of their long term development? Easy come easy go! Soon thieves and their loot shall part ways.
    Those Pal Reps know that these methods are not sustainable but still they keep pushing it down the throats of Dominicans who have their heads in the sand.

  4. Mahaut
    July 5, 2017

    One day this Money season will come to an end and I want to see what DLP will offer the people who voted for them.
    When the people lead the Leaders will follow , and as of now I am not seeing any courageous people in Dominica to take the mantel from this lazy leaders.

  5. Anon
    July 5, 2017

    Mahaut is Dominica’s road bottleneck, and shamefully so, how about doubling that money and fix a proper Mahaut bypass for improvement and betterment of all?

  6. ye yep
    July 5, 2017

    These men are just wasting monies and opportunities to make proper use of funds to grow the economy. Instead they are using it to fool intellectually deficient black people.

  7. Blackmoore, do you really believe Dominicans are so ignorant; so stupid that we do not know the color or value of money? Don’t you believe people knows the difference of two ($263,000.00) thousand dollars, or $263,000,000.00) (two hundred hundred sixty-three million dollars; or two hundred sixty-three billion dollars?

    You are talking garbage!

    You have identified four different projects:

    .Building Bridge
    .Rehabilitating of Roads

    There is something in upper level mathematics known as guesstimating; if I guesstimate this one, and I divide $263,000.00 by four (4) that would be $263,000.00 / 4 = $67,750.00 dollars going to each project.

    Blackmoore $263, 000.00 dolls to many of us is considered peanuts change; you are talking about a meager amount of US$97,407.41. Don’t you know in America, if you want an automobile to last you ten good years, it will cost you more than a hundred thousand dollars? From a hundred forty thousand up to more than…

    • Finally:

      From a hundred forty thousand up to more than a million dollars! You need to shut up! You run your mouth off talking about $250,000.00 to be divided among 37 people to start new business, that means each of your labor party supporters will each receive $6,756.76 dollars, what kind of new business can six thousand dollars start? You all are simply crazy!

      Who the hell do you believe you are impressing with such nonsense, your supporters who can’s see or read? The impression you give me is that our people are so dumb they will be impressed with the peanut change because they cannot calculate money

    July 4, 2017

    It really baffles me when these people talk about those so called “small Business”. Who determines the ones who qualify? Is it the parl rep or the Ministry of Commerce etc.? You always hear the parl rep involved but no staff from the pertinent Ministry. This sounds more like a campaign for votes rather than a government function. Moreover these funds seem to be just given and no follow up as to how they are used. Is that normal and is the Audit Dept happy with such practices? Are there implications for institutions such as the local Credit Unions and NDFD? Just asking.

  9. done&done
    July 4, 2017

    And do they (these reps) always have to take a photo? That does piss me off! Why take photos while you are working?

    • Hugh .G. Recshun
      July 5, 2017

      As a public figure and government representative you are always working. And to commemorate the signing of contracts and events of significance, sometimes photos are taken. It is part of the job. Not saying they should do a photo shoot, but a photo is ok sometimes.

  10. drugs-killing-Mahaut
    July 4, 2017

    Ask those who are contracted, Labour party supporters only. But the money comes from where? from selling the passports that belong to all Dominicans? Is that money coming from the Treasury?

    What about the MILLION dollars the police reported that they picked up at Belfast a couple months ago? Then one day after the same police claimed that the amount of 1 million originally reported was false. Is only $500,000.00 they got. Up to today, the Minister of National Security and Parl. Rep of Mahaut has said nothing on the matter.

    It is alleged that a lot of KICK-BACKS are taking place as regards projects in the area. Revelations are out in the public and many residents know about those kick-backs.

    The facts concerning the fraud, money-laundering, corruption as regards the SALES of our PASSPORTS are international. The foreign firm that Skerritt pays tens of thousands of $$$$ to do Damage Control seem to advise the Cabal that they should go out and do just those things.

    • Hugh .G. Recshun
      July 5, 2017

      Wash it! use it, because the people were never told how much they had and we were left to believe they were dirt poor. now it has to be used.

  11. dan
    July 4, 2017

    Rayburn never saw a camera he did not like. What’s next Blackmoore- A space lunching pad and a Harbour for Mahaut? This guys are just show offs.

  12. July 4, 2017

    All these monies being spent. They are all being spent in DLP constituencies. Salisbury farmers still awaiting roads to their farms. Ditto Marigot, Wesley etal. DLP and its supporters are just wicked people and several of them are so called Christians. I am ashamed to be a Dominican

  13. Nacinimod
    July 4, 2017

    Whoop-ti-doo, nice gesture but remember the way to ruin is full of good intentions. Stop giving the people free stuff without consequences. Beneficiaries of this largesse should have some skin in the game, either in cash or sweat equity.

  14. %
    July 4, 2017

    This government is people -centered?No Sir…It is 100% LABLOUR PARTY centered.Stop using terms that you do not understand.

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