Harris Paints donates painting supplies to Dominica

The donation was made on Tuesday

Harris Paints International has donated painting supplies valued at $600,000 to Dominica in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

CEO Ian Kenyon said the donation shows the company’s commitment to Dominica.

“You have my commitment Dominica, I think we have demonstrated that for 40 years and I can say to you now, from talking to the president this morning of Harris Paint from the AGM we were attending, there is a commitment to ever, forever to be here to support Dominica,” he said a presentation on Tuesday.

Kenyon said the company has enjoyed a fruitful 40 years of relationship with Dominica.

“We’ve enjoyed 40 years and we look forward to 40 years of giving color and protection to Dominicans … through our connections we can support further our drive to make Dominica the beautiful country that it is,” he stated. “So on behalf of Harris Paints, it is our pleasure, it is our privilege to give back to the country that has made us feel so welcome over the last 40 years.”

Meanwhile, Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, said the supplies will make a difference in the lives and the homes of many in Dominica.

“This contribution will go towards, mainly in some cases government buildings, some of the homes which provide care to senior citizens and to the vulnerable groups in our society, homes where senior citizens reside and also children,” he said. “So that is the general direction I will give to the Ministry of Housing in terms of the distribution of the paints…”

He also said some of the paints will go towards homeowners who need their homes to be painted.

Skerrit remarked that every little counts “in recognizing the huge task the country has in rebuilding after this devastating hurricane.”

Ian Kenyon is CEO of Harris Paints International

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24 Comments

  1. Merina langlais
    March 7, 2018

    Why not give individual places or home owners
    Again it is only those who support the party will get

  2. My Dominica
    March 7, 2018

    would be nice if all you paint the ministry building time that building get an uplift… imagine how beautiful it would look… thank you Harris Paints.

    • RandyX
      March 7, 2018

      Yeah, paint them all I red….

  3. March 7, 2018

    Thank you so much Harris paint. We truly appreciate that.
    Yes I must add. Much of it should go towards School. Health centers. Pre. School . Churches. Public buildings and then home owners.
    Hope it can be proPerley distributed.
    Thank you so much.
    Harris. I would send some staff to make sure it is done properly.

  4. A True Dominican
    March 6, 2018

    Thanks You Very much Harris Paint for your generosity. We need all the help we can get Good loves a cheerful giver.

    • RandyX
      March 7, 2018

      Dominicans love gifts… Their PM knows that!!!

  5. DA citizen
    March 6, 2018

    All that is for
    Layou River ‘ thank you sir.

  6. about time
    March 6, 2018

    Well its about time Harris paints give something back to Dominica.
    Thank you though.

    • dee
      March 6, 2018

      He also said some of the paint will go towards home owners who need their homes to be painted .

      Correction : ” some of the paint will go to SELECTED homeowners for painting their homes ”.
      More roro wee .

      • Plato
        March 6, 2018

        Very childish comments. I keep saying to you all it’s this sort of bitterness which keeps people who are minded to support UWP to stay away. The prime minister has made many mistakes which could have led to his downfall but you all are not taken seriously and will not get the support of the masses which is vital in this regard.
        Let’s elevate the discussion. A corporate entity entity presented paint to help rebuild the nation. We say that you. When you bring down the conversation to gutter you are being counterproductive to your cause.

      • RandyX
        March 7, 2018

        Plato, I know the truth hurts sometimes.

      • Plato
        March 7, 2018

        Randyx I am sorry to disappoint you but I am not hurt in anyway, shape or form. Just giving free advice because I want better since I have family and property in Dominica. As I will say again, I do not see the opposition making headway with the likes of you and Dee having any influence. Your attitude alienates others not fudge the requisite bounds to get the government out.
        This may be above your capacity to comprehend.

  7. Dominica
    March 6, 2018

    Thank You,
    Every Dominican Says
    Thank You
    We are thankful for all the Help that we are getting

    God Bless everyone of you

    • March 7, 2018

      I am one for sure that is very appreciative for all the help we are getting.
      But I hurt to see such negative comments and people playing politic.
      In this time of need. We should put aside our differences and work together to rebuild Dominica.

      • RandyX
        March 7, 2018

        Yes we want to rebuild Dominica too, but not under Skerrit. No way, no how are we we sanctioning corrupt behaviour.

      • Looking on
        March 7, 2018

        You see. People are expressing themselves. They are probably telling the truth. Where should the discussion end?

  8. Shameless
    March 6, 2018

    Thank you Harris Paints. We will NEVER forget.

    Now lets hope that donated paint does not become another tool for victimization like the rashan. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Assertive like Ma Maria! :twisted:

  9. LifeandDeath
    March 6, 2018

    Thanks to Harris Paints.

    Who is the Minster for Housing Again?…Skerrit Everywhere… :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    • March 6, 2018

      @lifeandDeath lol ? Skerrit is the minster for everything. He would save a lot of money ? by letting the rest of his 18 minsters go home ?Waste of time minsters ?

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      March 6, 2018

      When anything bad happens in Dominica YOU ALL blame him and he carry the blame so why when good things happen why he cannot carry the name too?

      • Shameless
        March 6, 2018

        SOUSEEH is what we call people like NKOTB. :twisted: :twisted:

        Assertive like Ma Maria! :twisted: :twisted:

    • marie-claire R Skerrit
      March 7, 2018

      That devil the PM is out for money look at his criminal face

  10. Kc
    March 6, 2018

    Thank you Harris Paints

  11. priorities
    March 6, 2018

    least they can do.

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