Feeder road works coming for Salisbury Heights, Carholm areas

Section of the feeder road in Salisbury Heights
Section of the feeder road in Salisbury Heights

Parliamentary Representative of the St. Joseph constituency, Kelver Darroux, has announced upcoming feeder road works in the Salisbury Heights and Carholm areas.

In a statement made last week, he revealed that works would begin on the Salisbury Heights end of the Cuba Carholm road, through funds from the Banana Accompanying Measures (BAM) project.

“Significant sections of that road have been compromised, and although some of the funds under the BAM have been allocated for that work, unfortunately, it does not begin on the Cuba Carholm end, it begins on the other end which is the Salisbury Heights end,” Darroux explained.

He expressed his thanks to farmers in Salisbury, who “will be seeing the works undertaken from their end.”

It was also divulged that works will be undertaken on the Mero Cuba end, in the near future.

Darroux stated that he is in discussion with the Ministry of Public Works, and works will commence as soon as estimates are finalized. Subsequently, funds will be transferred to the St. Joseph Village Council, to have sections of that road rehabilitated, he said.

In February, Darroux announced that government had approved $2-million for the construction of a boulevard in the community.

In April, Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, announced that residents of St Joseph will benefit from funds amounting to over $400,000 to be made available by the government of Dominica, which will go towards construction of washroom facilities, a footbridge, and fertilizers for a young farmers group.

Meantime, Darroux commended contractor, Gerald Richards, for his work on the newly-completed $114,000 foot bridge in St. Joseph, after the original structure was destroyed by the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.

Disclaimer: The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of DominicaNewsOnline.com/Duravision Inc. All comments are approved by DominicaNewsOnline.com before they are posted. We never censor based on political or ideological points of view, but we do try to maintain a sensible balance between free speech and responsible moderating.

We will delete comments that:

  • violate or infringe the rights of any person, are defamatory or harassing or include personal attacks
  • are abusive, profane or offensive
  • contain material which violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law
  • promote hatred of any kind
  • refer to people arrested or charged with a crime as though they had been found guilty
  • contain links to "chain letters", pornographic or obscene movies or graphic images
  • are excessively long and off-message

See our full comment/user policy/agreement.

15 Comments

  1. 1979 is now #stop the fliping hypocrisy!!
    July 12, 2016

    Darroux stated that he is in discussion with the Ministry of Public Works, and works will commence as soon as estimates are finalized. Subsequently, funds will be transferred to the St. Joseph VILLAGE COUNCIL, to have sections of that road rehabilitated, he said. In February, Darroux announced that government had approved $2-million for the construction of a boulevard in the community. Funds transferred to the VILLAGE COUNCIL?? but we working in reverse gear in Dominica man?? The village council IMHO should be concerned with outlining and putting together projects that will develop and uplift the community, IE Sports and facilities, community meetings, events and activities, assistance for the vulnerable members of the community etc etc.. they are the one’s who should be going around the community assessing and relaying information to the relevant depts of government. we have a PW department with all the requisite material and equipment which is responsible for ROAD MAINTAINENCE…

    • 1979 is now #stop the fliping hypocrisy!!
      July 12, 2016

      to have SECTIONS of that road rehabilitated…………and we have a PWD??? you see that is why I have a problem with uneducated Dominicans unno…here we have a corporation which was formed as part of an ENACTMENT in parliament. and this govt just keep breaking the law, THEIR OWN LAW!! just imagine!! so what now?? the village council is going to do the work themselves??? or are they conveniently able to subcontract whoever TF they want….MORE JOBS FOR THE BOYS…man!! So that is what allu SCRAPING highway levy from the back of dominicans for??????? To give to “VILLAGE COUNCIL”?? MAN LET THE PWD DEAL WITH THE EFFFFFFFING ROADS AND STOP YOU ALL MALICIOUS WAYS!!!!

  2. Broken record
    July 11, 2016

    We are tired of hearing that, same old story to take shame out of their eyes.

  3. jonathan st jean
    July 11, 2016

    Finally there is a promise,we’ll wait to see how long it takes to get it done.A promise is a comfort to a fool.Don’t make fools of the Salisbury people.They are still waiting for the PM to come hold the meeting with them and stop making fools of them

  4. July 11, 2016

    Its a shame that Skerrit and the DLP allowed the Carholm road, one of D/ca most productive area to be in such a condition and shame on Kelver for not speaking out for that road

  5. Concerned
    July 11, 2016

    It’s about time. Thank you very much. We are so grateful.

    • The fly
      July 11, 2016

      Concerned, your wish will be answered sooner than you think please take care and God bless.

    • John Paul
      July 11, 2016

      Not so fast wait to see if it really happens.This is not the first announcement of the commencement of works on those roads.
      How long ago was it Mr. Ian Douglas announced resumption of construction at the Moroccan Hotel up to now nothing! He said the King had some problems of His own and had to give up some of His authority but assured the Public that works would resume.
      I am taking it all with a bag of salt (Sou say type)

      • John Paul
        July 11, 2016

        What is He thanking the Farmers of Salisbury for?

    • FORKIT
      July 12, 2016

      you read what you wrote.. we are so grateful, serious… we voted them to do a job and after 16 years of non performance you are grateful because they mention they going and fix a road…. we need education in civics….people just don’t know enough about government and our rights

  6. Franklyn Cuffy
    July 11, 2016

    The Carholmb Road in particular needs urgent attention. We are looking forward to some immediate attentions. The Farmers of this area continue to produce in spite of the conditions that exist for so long in the Carholm roads and surroundings.

  7. July 11, 2016

    The sqweeky wheel get the most grease, may God bless the farmer, and the people of Dominica.

  8. Floridian Diaspora
    July 11, 2016

    Wait for it , incoming, incoming, never gonna happen!!!

    • The fly
      July 11, 2016

      Dia as poor, Why don’t you shut up and get back to hell, you cannot do a thing for Dominica all the years in crocodiles state florida you have nothing to offer Dominica, all you have is a second hand laptop writing rubbish all day long.

    • What
      July 11, 2016

      Yes FD, now that we going to get our road fix, please come home and plant. That’s better than being unemployed in the US.

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

:) :-D :wink: :( 8-O :lol: :-| :cry: 8) :-? :-P :-x :?: :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: more »

 characters available