Gov’t approves Salisbury main road rehabilitation

The Government of Dominica has given the approval of funds to commence the reconstruction of the Salisbury main road, which was an issue raised by the Salisbury Parliamentary Representative.

This project is at an estimated cost of $200,000.

The approval was confirmed by Public Works Minister Miriam Blanchard who also stated that the funds will be transferred to the Coulibistrie Village Council.

“The Prime Minister has already given the approval for the release of funds and I expect that those funds will be sent to the village council because there is not a village council in Salisbury,” she said.

Four contractors have already been identified in order to begin operations early.

According to Blanchard, chairperson of the Coulibistrie Village Council Ericson Robinson is also on board with the project.

“The chairperson has already been engaged to facilitate that particular project,” Blanchard said.

Issues relating to feeder roads in the Gwo Monde and Petit Macoucherie areas were also mentioned and Blanchard who gave the assurance that funds for those projects “have been earmarked.”

“The government is aware that the farmers are encountering difficulties accessing their respective farms. Funds, as I have already said, have already been approved by the finance minister,” she remarked.

Contracts valued in excess of E.C.$20-million were signed for the rehabilitation of ten feeder roads on the island in May of 2016.

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15 Comments

  1. Phedeline Nicholas
    January 20, 2017

    Is dat EC? If it’s US then is OK? if not ? too bad.

  2. Dominik Dou
    January 20, 2017

    Wotten Waven has no Village Council and the people were given contracts to do the road project in the community. The saying that “there is no Village Council is pure rubbish “. There is an Enhancement Committee if it was in any other parts of Dominica where the Labour party has upper hand and had no village council he would have given the money to the Enhancement Committee or any committee if the village. There is a saying the longest rope has an end and 99 days for the thief and 1 day for the master.

  3. hmmm
    January 20, 2017

    Do give is a problem. give it not enough. allu them uwpites eh

  4. good news
    January 20, 2017

    Coulibistrie is part of the constituency and there needs to be proper management of funds. What better place to have it? Monies are channeled through groups and organization, not individuals.
    Bottom line the road repairs are going to be done. Be thankful.
    Don’t know how to please people at all…………

  5. Anthony P. Ismael
    January 20, 2017

    Some more passport money flowed today, but it’s a drop in the bucket. I know that village needs way more than this pittance from the Dear Leader.

  6. Driver
    January 19, 2017

    200,000 to do what!!!~?AH! Commence, OK.

  7. dissident
    January 19, 2017

    Mr Skerrit you didn’t try hard enough!

    This is seen as purely a gesture of goodwill.
    Just because you will reserve radio airtime to lambaste the Salisbury constituents and not reserve time to announce work in Salisbury. …..dat gesture is blown in the wind.
    It would have been much more worthy if Salisbury actually had a functional village council.
    You doh kill no bird.

    Go back to the drawing board!
    I know you stubborn!
    That gesture won’t cut it!
    Remember Salisbury people stood up with their constitutional rights.
    You sent police to crush their RIGHTS AND VOICE!

    Big man like you doh see how long you trying to buy Salisbury people and it doh working?

    $200 000 in a large village like Salisbury is to put money in a few chosen hands.
    It won’t change De outcome of an election if it were called next month!
    Understand you didn’t dent De strength of the Salisbury people!

  8. R. Linton
    January 19, 2017

    How long does it take to set up a committee to overseer a lil $200,000 project? That’s further disrespect to the Salisbury people. Let see how this one turns out.

  9. Jean Bawi
    January 19, 2017

    The Salisbury Enhancement Committee Chairman dont want to step down so that the village affairs can be handled properly so they have no choice>

    • Village Council
      January 20, 2017

      1. Salisbury Enhancement Committee is not a village council
      2. Salisbury people does not want a village council

      For donkey years Coulibistrie Village Council handling funds for Salisbury. Even the Sanitary worker for Salisbury is paid by Coulibistrie Village Council. WHY CRY NOW.

  10. January 19, 2017

    200kilo is not enough, a drop in the ocean, after 17 years of neglect

  11. Genius
    January 19, 2017

    What kind of coco makes that. A project in Salisbury being managed by Coulibistrie? Salisbury is such a huge village compared to Coulibistrie, you mean to say there is no committee in this village that can manage this project? Well give it to public works……..

    • Tjebe fort
      January 19, 2017

      you have to understand that Roosevelt Skerrit’s forced love affair with the citizens of this country goes only so far brother. Ericson Robinson is a die-hard member of the DLP exectuive, voted their youth officer in 1011 and now chairman of Colibistrie council. government may provide the money but will not give control to UWP, that would be too painful and a step too far for Roosevelt. Read between the lines.

    • Anon
      January 19, 2017

      Ou pa li la pa ni on village council? Story’a mem pa fe sense nopli na, A joke dat man.

    • west coast
      January 20, 2017

      Do you know that the government money must be manage by a village council and not a group

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