Government promises to rebuild bars destroyed for sea defense wall development


Government has told bar owners in Pointe Michel their structures will be rebuilt after being demolished to make way for construction of a sea defense wall.

“We are not taking anything away from you,” said Minister for Public Works Rayburn Blackmoore at a cabinet town hall meeting in Pointe Michel Wednesday night.

Emphasizing the need to maintain economic activity in the community, Blackmoore said government will not only rebuild the structures, but will make provisions for a commercial area on the seaside where the bars were previously erected. He said those “who did not have ownership rights will not be left out”.

“We are building a world class project for you and to make provisions so you can sell whatever you want to sell in an environment of high standard and excellence, so we are not putting aside the needs of your people,” he said.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit disclosed that concessions have already been made for the rebuilding and enhancement of the bars destroyed.

The sea wall project will include sidewalks up to 1.5 metres and approximately 6 feet wide. Provisions will be made for parking, as well as a new public convenience facility.

The first part of the project started about two weeks ago and extends from Lafalaise to Sibouli areas in Pointe Michel.

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  1. Southern Flight
    May 12, 2011

    But you refuse to compensate the Moise’s for the property…time will tell :?: :?:

    • Beggs
      May 12, 2011

      Bring it on haters!!! You all wont stop development. Try as hard as you want, nothing will stop us. Skerritt and his team are fortified by prayers.

  2. From London The patriot
    May 12, 2011

    Good Project Mr. Minister.

    I am happy for Pointe Michel people and in general all those people who have to travel on that road on a daily basis. In my view the road will further enhance Pointe Michel’s physical beauty and contribute to it’s economic and social development in a bigger way than is currently the case.

    I look forward to enjoying the drive on this section of the road when I return home in a few years from now. I also anticipate enjoying the scenic beauty and relax in some of the beautiful economic ventures which might be generated in the area when the project is completed.

    I hope that the next move will be the Pointe Michel to Soufriere Road Mr. Minister.
    This road needs some attention.

  3. tiny
    May 12, 2011

    now that’s scary………. this is a one lane road

    • wrong priorities
      May 12, 2011

      but i find dey driving really fast wi…ebeh

    May 12, 2011

    Giving Jack his jacket, I must say good work to Mr Minister and the hard working people doing the work on the sea defense wall. Jacklyn will get her lipstick when the wall is completed and all the promises made are kept.

  5. Election Coming
    May 12, 2011

    You heard right….it is coming..

  6. Stealth Critique
    May 12, 2011

    Were those bars even there legally? Squatters aren’t owed recompense.

  7. unknown
    May 12, 2011

    de wall lookin well thin .. one sheet of iron i see so far .. waitin to see de rest .. as a person from pointe micheal i find de government not takin us serious .. they had to wait till a portion fell in the sea .. all now in the gutter we have to pass to pass that section .. come on .. long time pointe micheal needed that .. they pass all around and ignore pointe micheal .. doh even ask for sam martin .. all he doin is just sittin there and watchin all young woman … he should have fight for that long time .. since before my time pointe micheal road is a hazard .. i waiting to see what they doing … give us a poor sea wall to see …

    • cyock
      May 12, 2011

      i am also from pointe mitchel and you need to shut up and let them do the work then after you will have your say

  8. Cerberus
    May 12, 2011

    Apart from creating a bottle neck I thought it was dangerous to have these constructions right on the sea shore. Would recommend that, if they are rebuilt they are located away from the shore, so as not to impede the view, constructed in a professional & planned manner and for those, who have no title to be offered leases. Let’s grasp this opportunity to beautify the place!

  9. worried dominican
    May 12, 2011

    blackmore and skerro empty promises lets see what happens.

    • Anonymous
      May 12, 2011

      how it empty and the project start….u are a fool?

  10. Anthony P.Ismael
    May 12, 2011

    This was a much needed project. Maybe the road leading to Soufriere will be next i.e. wider corners, reduced gradient in some areas and illumination at night creating safer driving conditions for all motorist. Not too mention two lanes of motor way.

  11. ft
    May 12, 2011

    we shall see

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