Improvements coming to Castle Bruce Beach

The beach in Castle Bruce
The beach in Castle Bruce

The residents and visitors to the beach at St. David’s Bay, Castle Bruce will soon see improvement on the Bayfront thanks to a grant from the  Global Environment Facility Small Grant Project (GEF SGP).

Recently a Memorandum of Agreement was signed between the GEF SGP Office for Project Services and Castle Bruce Tourism Association Inc.

The grant, once received, will go towards the first phase of the bay front enhancement program planned by the Association.

Programs under the grant include: Environment education and awareness for the community, replanting of trees along the bayfront to the river mouth and to Lia river, landscaping, construction of two sanitary facilities, a gazebo, peace park and two picnic areas, a tarish and pebble path to the river mouth, benches along the bay front to the rivermouth extending to Lia river, barbeque stands, craft and food stalls, berth for hikers to rest, tourist guide training, among others.

On Wednesday the local tourism organization met with Parliamentary Representative Johnson Drigo and Village Council for an on site visit at the Bayfront.

Drigo and the Chairlady of the Council Angelica Gasper were shown a draft design planned for the area.

Both Drigo and Gasper have pledged their support to the Castle Bruce Tourism Association Inc to make the project a reality.

A stakeholders meeting, which will include relevant government Departments and Agencies, is scheduled for Friday, March 27 2015 from 3:00 pm at the Sea Breeze Inn, Bayfront, Castle Bruce.

Members of the Castle Bruce Tourism Association meets with MP Drigo
Members of the Castle Bruce Tourism Association meets with MP Drigo
Taking a tour of the area
Taking a tour of the area

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19 Comments

  1. Junior
    January 21, 2016

    What about the grand development that was on display in the health center by Ms. Bannis.

  2. Bajesus John
    March 28, 2015

    the name castle Bruce came about when one of the slave masters from scott land name david bruce was there and had them build a castle which he lived in which is where the C.U.M church is located right now so so that village is called castle bruce because it had a castle there. this thoery is right but the name of the slave master not sure but his last name was bruce . NOW the name I call it is Emerald village and I think its the best name.

  3. Leo Royer
    March 24, 2015

    Development of the bayfront is not a political thing

  4. real possie
    March 24, 2015

    HMMMM funny how that election around the corner talk went away, now the talk is after 15yrs this and that well it is being done, we can only go up from here, let your hearts not be troubled, like the PM would say.

  5. The Facts
    March 23, 2015

    What I can state is, it is a beautiful beach and the area should be cultivated for also tourism and other visitors. Pleased to know that this will be done.

  6. Anon....
    March 23, 2015

    This all sounds very good. I really hope they actually get the money to go ahead with all these improvements. Would they also consider putting up WARNING signs along the beach regarding the strong currents. And perhaps a WARNING sign at the river regarding flash floods. Just to make the tourist aware of how dangerous it can be.

  7. March 23, 2015

    15 years in power and no international airport .by all means beautify Castle Bruce but until they build the international airport Dominica will be going in circles. When this clown of a PM finally gets his act together it will be election time.

  8. March 23, 2015

    Include life guard quarters, and proper warning signs. We go see with DrigoOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOd!!!!

  9. Fed up
    March 23, 2015

    Never knew Castle Bruce had a tourism association. News to my ears. Good initiative but I just hope it does not fall on death ears.

    • The Facts
      March 23, 2015

      Do you do mean ‘deaf’ ears?

      • The Facts
        March 23, 2015

        I made a change and forgot to delete the second “do”. Sorry! So much for perfection. :lol:

  10. I am Dominican
    March 23, 2015

    Good going Castle Bruce. By the way I wonder how this village got the name Castle Bruce?

    • Dominican
      March 23, 2015

      http://www.lennoxhonychurch.com/article.cfm?id=381 provides good historical information

      • Shameless
        March 23, 2015

        Thank you sir…

        That picture showing the islet from Jalousie look more like it was either taken where the school is today (glugloo) or maybe by Babysin old house above Salomon close to Stan (cochon) and Sabrine, behind Ma- Walton house :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

        Nonetheless, C/Bruce is so rich in history. Wow!! But how Ralph and Deetain come to own tranto huh? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
        Assertive, NOT Aggressive!

    • The Facts
      March 23, 2015

      This is an excellent and wise question. I think you are the first person who thought of it.
      Some names as this one we are not well-versed about and how they were derived.
      Our intelligent historian, Lennox Honychurch could do a research (if he can) pertaining to the names of every town and village in Dominica and the reason for their names. Surely, there is some history to them.
      OK, Lennox? The idea crossed my mind. Here is another book for you to write and one I am certain D/cans and non-Dominicans would be interested in. This would be another feather in the cap for also Dominica. It probably could be a first one in the Region or anywhere else in the world.

  11. Steven Segal
    March 23, 2015

    Hope LaPlaine is taking note instead of remaining so divided. The village that used to be the Cinderella of the East has now become a divided community because of politics. What a shame!

    • grell
      March 23, 2015

      The poor in Laplaine were bought by Skerrit for rum,not their fault.

      • The Facts
        March 23, 2015

        I feel sorry for you for one day you will pay for “your idle words” which lack compassion, respect and tact. It boils down to lack of love and consideration for the feeling of others. You never have anything kind and encouraging to state. Pity for you!

  12. Dominican
    March 23, 2015

    Is it possible to upload a copy of the draft design? The project sounds wonderful. Also curious with cost associated with the proposed project.

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