Castle Bruce Parl Rep meets with constituents in Guadeloupe

Drigo (right) at the meeting with constituents

On Saturday November 26, Parliamentary Representative for the Castle Bruce constituency, Johnson Drigo met with persons from Castle Bruce, Good Hope, San Sauveur, Petit Soufriere area living in Guadeloupe.

According to Drigo, the purpose of the visit was to have a dialogue with all his constituents, first of all, to thank them for the tremendous contribution they have made and are still making towards the development the constituency and Dominica and to present to them what Dominica has to offer in the areas such as housing, skills development, agriculture and tourism, but most importantly, to examine how they could further assist the constituency in moving forward.

Among some of the areas discussed were, to see how the constituents could sponsor some of the children of the constituency whose parents are unable to afford to send them to high school and how they can assist in the various development projects in the constituency. Drigo also presented some of his achievements since becoming parliamentary representative, one of them being able, through sponsors, put more street lights in some areas that were too dark.

Drigo said, a six-member steering committee was set up to meet and dialogue with his constituency association in Dominica so that both parties can benefit in a mutual and successful manner. Through the discussions he is hoping that by early 2012, they can see a more transparent and meaningful contribution coming out of Guadeloupe to Dominica and from Dominica to Guadeloupe.

Prior to the meeting with his constituents, on Friday November 25, Drigo met with the heads of other Dominican associations and clubs in an encounter organized by the Dominica Guadeloupe Association. The purpose of the encounter was to share and present ideas of how the other associations could create a unified body of all Dominicans in order to have a bigger and more positive impact on the Dominican community in Guadeloupe.

According to Drigo, “All in all, I was very impressed and satisfied with the discussions and the turnout and I’m looking forward to meeting with my constituents in other major countries and cities around the world.”

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25 Comments

  1. Really?
    November 29, 2011

    CONSTITUENCY DEFINITION:the residents in an electoral district. Check the word RESIDENT. If you are living over seas you are no longer a resident of that constituency. Why not have a really great meeting with your village and find out from them what is going right or wrong. OH, I FORGOT, THEY ARE POOR AND CANNOT HELP YOU!

  2. True Blue
    November 28, 2011

    WAY PAPA SO U COME JONO BEGGING FOR HAND OUT? DURING THE ELECTIONS YOU WERE GIVING HAND OUT BLACK IS WHITE NOW YOU DOWN ON BENDED KNEES I FEEL PAN BECAUSE I LIVE IN YOUR CONSTITUENCY AND I KNOW THIS IS THE “SA POU FAIRE ENCORE’ LAST STRAW FOR YOU SO HOLD ON MY BROTHER A DYING MAN WILL CATCH AT A STRAW.

  3. Anonymous
    November 28, 2011

    Way to Go Mr.Drigo.

  4. Black Nobility
    November 28, 2011

    I’ve notice that everybody wants the government to steer their way in LIFE. Take Note: Get up OFF YOUR a#$ and do something to move the constituency forward.

    Focus 90% of your time on solutions and only 10% of your time on problems.
    Anthony J. D’Angelo

  5. is mine
    November 28, 2011

    keyyyy tayyyy homme mwen twanchile oye

  6. John Thomas
    November 28, 2011

    Well we Dominican are something else, it is OK for Lennox Linton, Ron Green and other members of the UWP to set up a Pay Pal account, or collecting money from Money Gram, asking Dominicans for money to pay their court fees , and never disclose how much they get, wayy papa.

    • November 28, 2011

      WELL THEY DO NOT HAVE PASSPORT MONIES, DO THEY?

  7. vc
    November 28, 2011

    do you all read before comenting? crab in a frigging bucket for real…

  8. Marian Jno-Finn
    November 28, 2011

    It is amazing how “CRAB IN A BUCKET” Syndrome continue to affect us in this time and age. No matter what positive someone does there is always another with that syndrome doing their best to discourage and pull them down.

    If Mr. Drigo is not performing well “yes” then vote him out the next election. It is at these event that we should take to opportunity to question him on his performance and demand better of him. There is good and bad in all of us.

  9. Patience
    November 27, 2011

    Hey Drigo, look one here in Bawi, come check her.

  10. c.bruce
    November 27, 2011

    AHA!

    LOOKING FOR MORE VOTERS TO BRIBE EH?

    HOW MUCH MONEY THEY GOING GET THIS TIME?

  11. I man
    November 27, 2011

    They start trying to get people to come down to vote. most of their supporter in Dominica left them. I mean most of the ones with some sense.

    • c.bruce
      November 27, 2011

      YOU ARE SO RIGHT

  12. Shy
    November 27, 2011

    tell him not this time they think they smart but we ready for them, you all smelling a rat so you trying to see how many oat load that can come down, well my friend not this time , and the money you taking to go gudda take it and help your people they have so much needs more than ever with so call greedy wicked gov’t but the empire falling drigo so hold on to thin straw my bro we waiting, i hope you listen to between you and me on saturday because labourite speaking out now more than ever.

  13. ?
    November 27, 2011

    mr alive nah, last time i hear about mr was during election.

    • lenovo
      November 27, 2011

      Clearly you doesnt live in Dominica!!

      • ?
        November 28, 2011

        you will tell me where i living

  14. gwadamassive
    November 27, 2011

    so we come? bondieur!!!!! parl rep in guade loupe looking for money to pay for constituents children to attend high school. Isnt that the signs of a failed country? them man cannot come up with a plan to bring sustainable economic growth to the country? alas!! alas!! Dominicans are paying for their actions…is not all that glitter is gold…all the t-shirts and picture posters of skerrit did not and will never pay your school children way to school…get it in all you thick skulls..
    the signs are on the wall…
    Dominica is in need of change..we need experience and honest to salvage our pride.
    I can tell you, castle bruce is not alone…

  15. mine
    November 27, 2011

    Stop giving my boo fire.. Find something more constructive to say.. As though u guys can do so much better. They r all doing a good job I love my Government

  16. 4u2c
    November 27, 2011

    After 3yrs representing you constituent and after 8 yrs with DLP representation all you have to show is 2 or 3 Street lights in dark areas in the community?
    No wonder the people in that area are poorer, their health services has gone from bad to rediculous, Agriculture in that productive area has been totally destroyed. So u in Guadad asking them to help the less fortunate after DLP have made the people in that area worse than what they used to be…Beggars!!
    Save the country Taxes and money and stay home and develope the place then Dominicans in Guada will come and see then they can we we making strides…u will have no need to go to them and beg….
    27 million building state palace — did u tell them about that ?

    • lenovo
      November 27, 2011

      Clearly you doesnt live within the Castle Bruce constituency. Had you been, you would not make this uninformed, uneducated statement.

      • ?
        November 28, 2011

        better you name yourself clearly.
        clearly this clearly that

  17. Well Ya
    November 27, 2011

    Election coming…

    • lenovo
      November 27, 2011

      Election is 3years away and In the Castle Bruce Constituency, there is not need to go out and ask persons to come home to vote. They will decide based on achievement.

  18. Jaime Lewis
    November 27, 2011

    I commend the minister on taking on such an initiative. Dominicans all over the world are willing to help, but we need that direct contact with ministers of government in order to have these discussions. Hopefully other ministers will do what Hon. Drigo is doing.
    The Ministry responsible for Diaspora affairs should set up an email address or facebook page through which Dominican nationals could communicate with the government. Anyone with a question about helping or returning to Dominica would send in their questions to that ministry. Ensure that one or two employees find the responses in a timely manner.
    Congratulations!

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