UPDATE: Road clearing across Dominica continues

Blackmoore

Public officials are said to be clearing up roads after massive landslides in various communities on the island.

Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmoore said several of the major machinery which would have been normally used to clear up landslides are being used on other projects.

“We are trying our best in the circumstances. A number of the equipment which would have normally been used are engaged in the West Coast Road Project and the Venezuelan ship wreck project in Portsmouth but nevertheless we have been able to respond in quick time,” he said.

He said in the Soufriere area where a major boulder and fallen rocks prevented the flow of traffic have been cleared.

“Also in the Dubique, Fad and Fond St Jean community traffic flow has been restored. Equipment have been mobilized in the more difficult communities like Castle Brice and Carib Territory. These communities are very important because they are the main traffic route to the Melville Hall Airport,” he explained.

Meantime Blackmoore noted that there were two major slides in the Penville area and the blockages are being dealt with.

“It was not possible to have vehicular traffic flow but we have excavators trying to rectify the problem. We have the prime minister on site ensuring that the road is cleared,” he added.

Morne Jaune to Laplain, Reviere Cyrique and Grand Fond which were blocked are also being cleared, Blackmoore reported.

Blackmoore has asked Dominicans to contact the following to report on landslides: Chief Technical Officer Kendel Johnson, 275 1442, Maintenance engineer Dwight Lewis, 285 9224 and Rayburn Blackmoore, 275 3024.

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47 Comments

  1. ineedfree
    November 29, 2011

    Justice and truth(can I say transparency?)

    The landslide and water all have to do with the conscience. ineedfree’s conscience is clear….Praises and Thanks to the Almighty.

    • 1979
      November 29, 2011

      TO ALL THE CRITICS.

      BECAUSE I LOVE MY BROTHER, I CHASTISE HIM, IN THIS WAY HE IS “KEPT”. ANY OTHER WAY WOULD BE HYPOCRACY, MY JOY COMETH NOT FROM KNOWING MY BROTHER IS PROSPEROUS IN HIS MISDEEDS, BUT IN KNOWING THAT HIS DEEDS ARE HONORABLE AND THAT HE DOES NOT POSSESS A LYING AND DECEITFUL TOUNGE.

  2. November 29, 2011

    when will we get serious? the same ppl that are here making fun of the Ministers , dont have nothing left to do …. when will we get serious my ppl ? thank god we all has a computer and time so we could play the hate games even show we hate others online with our remarks……lastly give thaks to all the ppl who working hard and very hard to open roads and help with the cleaning up of our beautiful Dominica ,give thanks to the Ministers that are outthere doing their best to see that thing are back to normal and that ppl could get from point A to point B we are all Dominicans, let us all give God thanks it could be worst ….

  3. Justice and Truth
    November 28, 2011

    As St. Paul said, although on a spiritual basis, “Know that your fellow people in other parts of the world are experiencing the identical situation…”
    Last evening a Grenadian friend who resides in Toronto told me that Grenada has a lot of landslides. Therefore, have patience. Other islands are experiencing a similar situation.

  4. ineedfree
    November 28, 2011

    The choice left is for those people to resign from government offices.

    Landslides seem bent on covering them.

    Run, if you know what’s good for you….is not guns or bombs or maphires…is water and landslides.

    • ineedfree
      November 28, 2011

      maphires……mafias :mrgreen:

    • Justice and Truth
      November 28, 2011

      @ ineedfree

      …And where will they or you run to?

  5. Anonymous
    November 28, 2011

    We are still waiting for them to clear the roads from Rosalie to La Plaine

  6. trudabloodz
    November 28, 2011

    when is all this politics going to stop? when will dominicans ever come together to work together? i am not home and i can just tell by the comments that it’s all about politics. we need to support our leaders and make Dominica a better place for us and the next generations to come. these political games just doing more harm than good.

  7. thomas
    November 28, 2011

    now Mr.Blackmore got a project for public work clearn off the road after rain you know y because the chinese may be sleeping

  8. 4u2c
    November 28, 2011

    So what the the PM doing onsite..He is Traffic Police now? He driving a backo? WHe forget the Backo don’t have bullet proof glass on them..LOL!!

    Why in all those other years we never had landslide like that and we had more rain than that? Hurricane David, Don’t forget ….
    I suspect God he trying his best wash awy the filth and corruption and when he tired see this filth trying to over power him he he will take the next step…

  9. Ti Savanne
    November 28, 2011

    So long i hear work going to start in Dubique. Are they waiting for something terrible to happen 1st? This road is dangerous, please hear our cries.

  10. fatty batty
    November 28, 2011

    Always at the top and front good job Mr minister putting the information out to the nation.

  11. Richie
    November 28, 2011

    we need submarines too

    • Justice and Truth
      November 28, 2011

      @ Richie

      Submarines? Planning to travel under water? :lol:

      • Gaza
        November 29, 2011

        lol. rain it have so?.. :lol:

  12. me
    November 28, 2011

    SO HE HAVE TO GO ON RADIO TO TELL PEOPLE THAT HE IS DOING HIS JOB BLACKMOORE ITS UR JOB DO IT AND OH BOAST THAT U DOING IT

  13. 1979
    November 28, 2011

    I admire the workers who continue to work despite not receiving wages, going without for 60 DAYS NOW!!!! That is patriotism!!! Moreso that me, because if it was me to clear a road for dominicans today the minister would have to pay me out of his account before I move one grain of sand!!!

    • DE CARIBBEAN CHANGE,
      November 28, 2011

      1979, you seem to be a frustrated man and could not get what you wanted from the Government. You and Thomas Fontaine are two of a kind. When Fontaine should be setting up a branch of Stand and Poors or a branch of Merril Lynch or Wall Street or TRowe Price and Associates in Dominica to forecast growth in our economy and consumers’ confidence this christmas, he is conserning himself with the job of the Justice and Immigration Depts. in dominica about who got passports, and he talks about he has a degree in economics.

      • Married for years
        November 28, 2011

        you are clearly an idiot. You should listen my boy. Our birth right to all dominicans business

      • INTELLECTUAL GANGSTA
        November 28, 2011

        I do believe the name is: STANDARD & POORS,or S&P, Sir….Get your facts and info right before you criticize.

        And please, get off the back of my friend 79…At the very least he has a back-bone,and stands up for what he believes in….
        How about you,don’t you care about the affairs of your Country?…Will you or have you ever stood up for what matters?…Or will you fall for anything…and continue to spread misinformation and propaganda as you always seems to do…..Are you part of the mis-education of the populace..Are you Sir,devoid of conscience?….

        I have yet to read anything constructive or educational coming from you;on any particular subject, or issue. Yet you seems to be critical of every one else, who has an opinion that differs from that of your own or your Government.

        We as Citizens have a Right to ask questions about issues which affects us and our Country….Education and accurate information are essential factors in our quest to identify,understand and resist propaganda, and to better face the struggles and difficulties ahead.

        The very sad fact is that we can’t stop people who are determined to mislead and deceive people,by keeping with their authoritative,arrogant character. And will brook no criticism…
        You people are very,very defensive,and very dismissive and abusive of anyone who does not subscribe to your shallow and baseless views…
        Mutatis Mutandis….friend.

        All the best to you…..and….Seasons Greetings……

        THE GANGSTA!!!.

    • UPTOWN REBEL!!!
      November 28, 2011

      Well, at the very least, my friend 79, I must give it to you…You are consistent, and I admire that about you. You are not a flip-flopper. You stick to your guns.

      Thanks for your kind words (about my last comment),they were most appreciated…
      And no I’ve never thought of you as a “sellout”. I was only teasing you..having some fun…that’s all…

      Yes, we all have come to understand that you love your Country, your children and your fellowmen; and you seems quite passionate about it; there is nothing wrong with that; there isn’t much else that one can ask of an individual…

      I always look forward to your comments,because you,my friend, can be very funny and entertaining,as well as getting serious and speak out about what is effecting you, your People, and your Country…Also you are not afraid to speak your mind…

      Keep it up…Keep the pressure on,keep your head up, keep the faith and keep on pushing on…Better must come….Always stand up for justice,good governance,transparency, and accountability…
      It has nothing to do with resentment and everything to do with the politics of justice and equal opportunity…for all Dominicans…

      What we need is a true Democracy,fed by justice; one that balances Liberty with Responsibility…We need to do what is required to help the Country to fair and just Polity.

      This time of year is always a very busy time for me; both work and studies…..So let me take this opportunity to wish you and your entire family a very Merry Christmas,and a very Happy and prosperous New Year…And to the entire D.N.O. family as well….

      All the best…and…Peace and Goodwill towards all……

      UPTOWN REBEL!!!.

    • WIKILEAKS
      November 28, 2011

      Do you know how stupid you sound…a grain of sand…how do you do that. At least I would say “yes” if you had said a stone or bolder or a rock.

      Where do you get your thinking nuh padna…Are you really Hector John…because this chap says the darnest things

      #atSMH

  14. 1979
    November 28, 2011

    SMH, Dominicans, their own worse enemy. Those with a conscience will understand why I say this.

    • Dominican 2
      November 28, 2011

      @1979, Last week you said that you are yr BROTHERS keeper this week u change yr tongue
      oh hipocrite shut yr mouth u are liar shame on u 1979 with all yr acolites bye and happy birthday.

      • 1979
        November 29, 2011

        being my brothers keeper is to SPEAK THE UGLY TRUTH!!!! WHAT YOU PEOPLE THINK IS THAT TO BE A GOOD FRIEND OR BROTHER IS TO JUST GIVE A PAT ON THE BACK AND PRAISE EVEN WHEN UR FRIEND DANCING OFF A CLIFF.

  15. Free Thinker
    November 28, 2011

    Thank you Mr Blackmore, no one can fault you in times like these, you always respond quickly and communicate with the nation what you are doing. This is commendable.

    I wish that the Ministry of Education could do like wise, up to this time the Ministry of Education cannot put out a statement to advise parents and teachers what to do. Are they waiting for a repeat of what took place on September 28, where our children and members of the public were exposed to the wrath of the Layou River, Mahout River, Les Pointes River, Massacre River, Canefield River and Bena Ravine in Canefield?
    I called the Disaster Management Office (448 7777) a number of times for the morning to find out about the conditions at the Layou River but got no answer from them – no one in office. Many persons have to cross this area to get to school and work and when it is raining like this an advisory MUST be put out to the general public. Is this too much to ask?

  16. Marso
    November 28, 2011

    keep up the good work….u are one i truly admirer an we need a few more like u

    • 1979
      November 28, 2011

      The same PWC where people have gone 60 days working without pay, AH magweh sah, when it good I will be the first to say it good. But MR.B how contradictory is this? Are we for real in Dominica? IS THIS THE KIND OF LEADERSHIP MY CHILDREN HAVE TO LOOK FORWARD TO?? GOD HELP OUR DOMINICAN CHILDREN!!!!

      • Righteous
        November 28, 2011

        Whats your point???

      • 1979
        November 28, 2011

        You won’t ever get my point, so its useless u strain ur brain

  17. patriot
    November 28, 2011

    Continue being the states man you are,WE NEED A FEW MORE LIKE YOU.

    • 1979
      November 28, 2011

      With a few more like him we would be dead!

      • Anonymous
        November 28, 2011

        @ 1979 do u have a problem with the minister? if yes try to resolve it with him some other way please and not on DNO u taking your thing and make a joke now man

      • Anonymous
        November 28, 2011

        you so right!!!!

      • Justice and Truth
        November 28, 2011

        @ 1979

        What about you? Have a heart! :twisted: :twisted:

      • 1979
        November 29, 2011

        I HAVE A HEART, BUT NOT A FACE

      • 1979
        November 29, 2011

        SOME PEOPLE CALL ME FRANKIE BECAUSE I AM ALWAYS FRANK

  18. hard core dominican
    November 28, 2011

    when the chine’s go who will do it? public work is our own remember that so put the first.

    • 1979
      November 28, 2011

      His blind and deaf supporters will clear it with their bare hands!!!

      • WIKILEAKS
        November 28, 2011

        Do you really work at Public Work, or Public Internet???

      • Dominican 2
        November 28, 2011

        1979, You are the biggest hipocrite I have ever seen. last week u preach the gospel of LOVE this week u curse yr own country men no no no you are a whitch. good day 1979.

      • 1979
        November 29, 2011

        IF I LOVE MY BROTHER, I MUST PUT THE FEAR OF GOD IN HIM WHEN HE IS KNOCKING THE DEVILS DOOR…

      • Dominican 2
        November 29, 2011

        WIKILEAKS, you killing me he work at public gathering mouth and beff making. 1979, is that you teach yr children.

      • Dominican 2
        November 29, 2011

        1979 MAYBE U WANTED TO SAY THEY CALL U FRANKLYNSTIEN U KNOW WHO.

    • go
      November 28, 2011

      dat is to show u.
      d chines already buy dominica
      dey not going NO where

      public works done. alas

  19. Anonymous
    November 28, 2011

    oh so it have work for public works to do now!! why you doh give it your chinese workers who pay not tax and social security to do

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