Lalay Road Project on track

Ongoing works on the project
Ongoing works on the project

Parliamentary Representative for the Grandbay Constituency and Minister for Culture, Youth and Sports, Justina Charles is pleased with the progress of work on the Lalay Road in the community.

Charles has stated that the project does not only involve the resurfacing of the road but also the building of drains and sidewalks.

Charles is excited about the project, just like her constituents.

“I can tell you the Grand Bay people are very excited about it, it has really enhanced and brought a different look to the community; it has enhanced the whole aesthetics of the village,” she said. “We are hoping that as soon as the fellows have completed the drainage we can move to the do the sidewalks.”

She pointed out that he road now is much larger, the surface is neat and all new and the drains are covered so we will have less exposure of waste.

“I think that in itself is good for the community,” Charles stated.

She further described the project as deserving and timely.

“We started from meeting stone to get to the Pierre Charles Boulevard. So this project is really something that was long awaited and I think so far from all talks and as I go through the constituency the people are really excited about the end, it is not even completed but the near end product they are very happy about what they are seeing now,” she remarked.

The project involves the replacements of aged water pipes, complete rehabilitation and resurfacing of the road, construction of covered drains and construction of sidewalks.


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  1. Truly
    June 15, 2014

    I have read the comments, and they appear to indicate that our roads are in dire need of rehabilitation. So, am I wrong when I comment that the money spent on the palace should have been spent on the island’s roads?

    • June 16, 2014

      You are not wrong, our infrastructure need work

  2. Tyre hit de road
    June 14, 2014

    Grand Bay people Is this all you want for the next 5 years till election again? a bribe or do you want Change for real. Say thanks for the roads and Side Walk but do not accept it as a Bribe or Carrot infront of you just for your vote

  3. Heavy
    June 14, 2014

    No complaints just praises for a well deserved project.

  4. south
    June 13, 2014

    After so long now election coming all u fixing road.change is a must!!!!!!

  5. theresa peters
    June 13, 2014

    14 year wait…elections coming

  6. Martindale
    June 12, 2014

    Great job Justina. Labour kar twavwa.

  7. Lapo Layzar
    June 12, 2014

    Peope take it one step at a time. Rome wasn’t built in one day. Everything takes time and careful planning. Those of us who think we can just spin a magic wand must be living in Cinderella times. Even the great USA is having to rethink and plan to rehabilitate their major roads and bridges. Those who doubt me don’t read or listen to the news. I’m not making excuses for politicians, but we must understand the conditions which affect our island. I am tired of people / politicians who seem to think they can spin straw into gold as if they are Rumpelstlskin and solve all our problems in two years. Rainfall,and topography are major factors inhibiting national development.

    • Anonymous
      June 12, 2014

      But how come those same conditions affecting our island help politicians turn into millionaire? Explain that if you can.

      • Affa
        June 15, 2014

        So you want your brand of politicians to turn into millionaires instead? Ok, so let’s vote them in so ‘they’ can turn into millionaires instead of these guys then. lol lol

  8. Anonymous
    June 12, 2014

    IT MOST DEFINITELY WILL Justina but in the meanwhile based on current construction activity (as per photo in news article) how did your thought construct conclude in grammatical fashion that “it has really enhanced and brought a different look to the community; it has enhanced the whole aesthetics of the village,” …..the surface is neat and all new and the drains are covered so we will have less exposure of waste. All these things will be welcomed at the END of project construction but until that time go do some revision of the English language i.e … It will really enhance and will bring a different look to the community ………………………………….

    • Agreed
      June 15, 2014

      Dear Anonymous

      A lack of good communication skills is one of the weaknesses of this current administration

      I often cringe when I read the PM’s commentaries etc!

  9. June 12, 2014

    they are talking about no other government did not do this and did not do that is one to do it pierro was in power from 1985 to 2004 if he did not do the bay side i dont think it would be done. that the only big thing that happen in pirro time but workers gave us a big secondary school not a police station to jail us or our children. we are still waiting for the all saint medical school at the center so the village can have some thing good .we will be able to rent our empty rooms we need some developement in the community

  10. optimistic
    June 12, 2014

    my god what a bunch of negative people, so is only bad that’s being recognized, Roseau to possie rd -negative comments, canefield to pond case-negative comments, pond case to marigot, loubiere to grand bay, Soufriere to scott’s head, point Michel, vielle case, penville, the valley, not mentioning the feeder roads, my GOD be thankful supporters or not, we did not have it before-thank you so far

  11. Scorpio
    June 12, 2014

    Great. The next phase is the Tete Morne Road (starting from Grand Coulibrie). This road (if i can still call it that) has reached its BREAKING POINT!

    I can’t believe they’ve let the Tete Morne road get soo bad that it needs a full re-surfacing. After it’s fixed then “they” will say it’s development!

  12. Free Thinker
    June 12, 2014

    Very good Mrs Charles…….we can see that election is near!!

  13. Celia Maxwell
    June 12, 2014

    Nurse Charles ka twavay. No if’s, no but’s, no maybe’s.

    • Anonymous
      June 13, 2014

      Listen lady. Nurse Charles ka twavay? The truth is she would not even have been looked at by Skerrit to stand for Gtrandbay if she was not the widow of our beloved Pierro. That may sound harsh but it is the truth. Ma Charles is not a person competent to be an M.P. leave alone a Minister. It is really hurting to see her like a fish out of the water and performing lie a puppet on a string. She was a good nurse, and still can be. Nothing wrong with that.

  14. Watt La
    June 12, 2014

    Last year when a group of overseas Grand Bayrians vented their frustration about the poor condition of the road on one of the statuses on face book, they were seen as people who take pleasure in bringing down their community. Today it is interesting to see we are all excited about the rehabilitation project. We shall continue to say the Pierre Charles boulevard should have a greater extent of length by now and a bridge extending over the Grand Rivierre , with a fairly large road linking the bridge with the Dubique road.

  15. Lougaoo Mem
    June 12, 2014

    Thanks for listening to the cries of your humble constituents. Better late than never. We are badly in need of sustainable jobs, jobs, jobs now.

  16. Tete Morne I from
    June 12, 2014

    Thanks Justina, Now what about the Tete Morne Road.
    From Grand Colie Bree to Tete Morne, and Tete Morne self, the road is much much worst than last time….

    • June 12, 2014

      It’s to little to late why do Governments believe that they can continue fooling the people all of the times why is it that only when election is around they know how to do projects what happen to all the other years they were on the job, this type of attitude have to stop. ,All over the place we see the PM and his ministers are running to start all different projects isn’t it time that they understand Dominicans had enough and want better for their families and the Island .
      We need a change so we can walk with our heads held high once more.
      And why it is that the GOVT and it’s ministries keep telling “lies” to the people I just listen to a minister talking about the housing project but ended up by saying that the Opposition party said they would stop the housing project if they get into power and that’s another lie
      I ask to what length will these guys go just to stay in power

    • JoJo
      June 12, 2014

      How can you be from Tete Morne if you don’t even know how to spell the names of your locations correctly . It is Colibri (after the French name for humming bird) ie. Grand Colibri. I was so dismayed to hear Justina on Marpin last night reading a statement, exactly the same as the press release from the Prime Ministers’s office, like a parrot. Can she not speak for herself for once? Does she have to be Skerrit’s puppet all the time?. It is a very goo thing the are fixing the main road through Lale (from the French l’allee or avenue) but to present this as some sort of gift or favour is wrong. Maintaining roads and utility services in good condition is a basic duty of Govt.
      and does not require people to fall on their knees in gratitude. I’m getting sick of this sudden campaign to put a halo around Skerrit’s head.

      • Semaj
        June 13, 2014

        All u doh tied lie. Justina was on Marpin last night? Marpin run the story they never had Justina… ah magweh ca

  17. Rainy Iko Catalin
    June 12, 2014

    Good….when you finish, make Wavin Banan to Tete Morne. :wink:

    • JoJo
      June 12, 2014

      yes, that is more than ten years behind time. Late P.M. Charles promised that, even right through to Souffriere before his untimely death. What about that Justina? People of Grandbay would be really proud of you to honour your beloved late husband that way.

  18. FORKIT
    June 12, 2014

    The roads in goodwill area are beyond repair and all lanes need a new resurface.
    why is timothy mouth shut and taking goodwill people for fools.. they only fix the major roads and not the interconnecting lanes

  19. 2Cute
    June 12, 2014

    Your government thats working

  20. grell
    June 12, 2014

    Finally election approaching fool the fools.

    • Sout Man
      June 12, 2014

      Calling people “fools” have become your hobby, boss. That reflects on your level of maturity and intellect. That goes out to those who call us “Dumb-in-cans” or whatever epithet they use to expose their intellect, or lack thereof, and low self-esteem. Francisco, take note!

      • ??????????????????
        June 12, 2014

        Sout Man… If you are not a darn fool, you are certainly a buffoon.

    • polibureau
      June 12, 2014

      so now elections are coming government should shut down .because it seems everything will be interpreted as vote-catching /buy. Hmmmm.makes one wonder.

  21. van
    June 12, 2014

    About time. But Lalay alone is not Grandbay, although most people outside the area are under that impression. What about doing the same to the road leading to Tete Morne, which is long overdue.

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