Dubique to be permanently relocated first

Scars of Erika on the south eastern section of Dominica. Photo by GIS
Scars of Erika on the south eastern section of Dominica. Photo by GIS

The community of Dubique will be the first to be permanently relocated, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced.

The southern community was evacuated days following Tropical Storm Erika on the basis it was unsafe.

The evacuees are currently being housed at different locations in Grand Bay.

Skerrit said at a press conference on last Friday that houses donated by the government of Venezeula will first go to the people of the community.

“The first 50 houses coming from the Venezuelans will go towards the resettlement of the community of Dubique,” he stated. “Fifty houses will be sufficient to resettle them, we will be using those 50 houses to resettle them.”

He did not specify where the residents will be relocated but said several areas are being looked at for them and also the residents of Petite Savanne.

“There are several sites we are looking at,” Skerrit said.

He informed that there are several acres of land available near the Pierre Charles Secondary School, some private lands in Bellevue Chopin that are being considered for acquiring and over 12 acres of land in La Plaine that are being looked at.

“So there are several areas that we are looking at for the resettlement,” Skerrit said.

Meantime the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has provided 10 two-and-three bedroom homes, with the hope of taking that number to 25 for those affected by the storm.

ADRA will construct the homes at its own cost. This is in addition to the financial contribution of Barbadian $50,000 and the Barbadian $100,000 of supplies to various communities and families, already made by the organization.

“So we really want to place on public record our gratitude and appreciation to the Seventh Day Adventists,” Skerrit said. “I think we are making progress with the resettlement.”

ADRA is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that delivers relief and developmental assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries globally.

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17 Comments

  1. October 13, 2015

    Big respect Mr Skerrit. Praise were praise is due.Mr Skerrit helping this constituency long over due. Remember Fond st jean and Fab please please please 1love.

  2. October 13, 2015

    *(Dubique) Dr. Roosevelt M. Skerrit will ALWAYS be Prime Minister of Dominica. He is not a human but an Angel! Read below!

  3. October 13, 2015

    Greatest PM Dominica has ever seen. It would not be a sin to compare Dr. Roosevelt M. Skerrit to Christ or a Saint. There are Dominicans who would give both their legs to shine this man’s shoes or touch his pants leg. Most people do not understand what it is to be in the presence of such a great and wonderful man. The people of Dubique, most of them die-hard Labourites, are extremely happy and grateful at this time. I met an individual from Dubiuque recently and, with tears in his eyes, he told me that the P.M. is an Angel, a man placed in Dominica by God himself to serve the righteous and God-fearing Labourites who were victimized by the “other” political parties in the past. He said his wife saw Dr. Skerrit in a vision as an Angel holding a golden book with the name “JUSTICE” written on the cover. He said his wife told him that Dr. Skerrit was standing above a waterfall and crying for Dominica as it was vetted and was found wanting. This was shortly BEFORE TS Erica…

  4. Casual drinker
    October 13, 2015

    I did Geography in high school and never heard of Dubique. I haven’t met anyone from there. Is this village close to grand bay. Wow I am in shock.

    • My-views
      October 13, 2015

      I did geography in high school also and not all places I’ve heard of or know in Dominica. You should get out of your house more and try to explore your surroundings.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      October 13, 2015

      ” Dubique,”

      Its been there for as long as Dominica is in existence if I am not mistaken the word Dubique is a surname in Dominica too! I knew a nurse in the late 1950’s with that surname.

  5. Francisco Telemaque
    October 12, 2015

    “The first 50 houses coming from the Venezuelans will go towards the resettlement of the community of Dubique,” he stated. “Fifty houses will be sufficient to resettle them, we will be using those 50 houses to resettle them.”

    Here is the drift; in an exchange between I believe BEB and myself I suggested that some constituencies should be merged. We are talking fifty houses to relocate an entire population of a village; assuming that there will be ten occupants to each house, we are talking about no more than five hundred people in that community.

    So why should there be a ministry to serve five hundred people, that’s simply my scenario, and observaton!

    • The Real Facts
      October 12, 2015

      As usual, always at it. Are you aware how many Dubique residents will be relocated? Are you aware how many families, the size of the houses and how many bedrooms?
      What difference does your opinion make? If you want them to make a difference, write to the authorities.

      • Francisco Telemaque
        October 13, 2015

        I should not even respond you and that crap. It is plainly stated that fifty homes will go to a now location relocating the entire community I imagine. arithmetic do not lie!

        Commonsense dictates we are not talking about a thousand people, there might I am quite certain there are less than ten people to a filmily! And when I say that I am talking a about an immediate family, which could well comprise a husband, wife and perhaps five children!

        If we even use another ratio are and calculate it at six people per family the result is even lower, reveling approximately tree (300) hundred people in the entire village.

        Why are you people so stupid to a point that you cannot understand. As large as Wesley I know there are less than two thousand people living there, if you wish to average of many people residing in each village simply check the result of the last election.

    • forreal
      October 13, 2015

      you have to many scenarios playing out in your head right now,your American government you were boosting as high ups,oh and how skerit is arrogant and America should help dominica,we are getting help from god,so scat your behind with your political whimps,david has taken down goliath once again.

    • The UK Contingent
      October 13, 2015

      Geeze! You can be such a twit sometimes!!

    • Anonymous
      October 13, 2015

      OMG!!! Let go off the politics for now, it has it’s time, the boundaries will be looked at once the people are permanently relocated.

    • My-views
      October 13, 2015

      Do your research first and stop coming up with assumptions. You may sit and write a book but if you have nothing which makes sense, what is the book’s worth?

    • watching
      October 14, 2015

      Is there a Ministry serving Dubique??? First I have heard.

  6. nonamegal
    October 12, 2015

    That’s a great move, PM!

  7. Fweppo
    October 12, 2015

    Please consider Stowe …..or as we know it….Astow :mrgreen:

  8. TRUTH
    October 12, 2015

    TOGETHER WE SHALL RISE AGAIN…………….

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