“Massive road rehabilitation” in Portsmouth Douglas says

Douglas said massive road rehabilitation is underway. File photo

Member of Parliament for the Portsmouth Constituency Ian Douglas has stated that the “massive road rehabilitation program” is well on its way, despite a few challenges.

Speaking on Kairi’s ‘The Heng’ program, Douglas said that he is pleased that contractors have recommenced work on the Rodney Street road, and is “nearing completion towards the northern end of that road.”

“Public Works will come on board soon so that that road could be resurfaced and we can complete the rehabilitation of Rodney Street,” Douglas said.

According to him, there are also plans in place to resurface another four major roadways in the town of Portsmouth. These include a major road from the market to the hospital, a major road on the inside of Glanvilla, and another in the center of the town.

Douglas also stated that the along with the roads, the drains and sidewalks will receive attention as well in the upcoming month.

“We have already engaged the Public Works Department to start the work for us, and hopefully all of our tradesmen on the ground will be able to, because of their experience in doing other roads in the town, will do the drains and sidewalks,” he remarked.

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  1. A concerned citizen
    February 4, 2017

    Portsmouth needs to be rid of derelict vehicles that are occupying unnecessary space; it’s time to start disposing of unnecessary derelict vehicles and imposing a fine to those who are responsible. Take a look at Zicack, it is a shame! people have taken upon themselves to cultivate gardens consisting of Bananas and other produce infront of streets as well as in between the roads that lead to houses. Is that the new normal for building code for residential homes? This also brings into focus, constant dumping of garbage anywhere and anyhow – that spoils the beauty of the town. Isn’t that noticeable to the Portsmouth Town Council aand the Minister of Tourism of the town? It is my hope that serious attention be given to these lingering practices, no action policies that have degraded the town.

  2. February 1, 2017

    that would be good for possie but do not foget labor is in power for 18 years taking you all for granted.

  3. Possie (60 plus wasted years of Labour )
    February 1, 2017

    We in Portsmouth like we have short memory when it comes to labour. The government including his own son has total disrespect for the late Hon Rosie and Mike Douglas the most loved politicians in Portsmouth and Dominica on a whole. Our representative holds the most important and powerful seat of labor in Dominica and doesn’t know that. They disrespected the past leaders of Portsmout my paying a blind eye to its development. THE late Rosie and Mike name doesn’t even exist in Portsmouth no more in other to erase their legacy.

  4. Dante Jones
    February 1, 2017

    Haha the boy see he getting fire about the back street project in another article and he come and do some damage control. Seems like ministers paying a lot of attention to DNO. :lol: :lol:

  5. Possie (60 plus wasted years of Labour )
    February 1, 2017

    The biggest moomoo. The biggest mouth piece. The biggest waste in our Portsmouth. Sorry I can’t say town because it is to badly of to say so.

  6. 4progress
    February 1, 2017

    Mr Douglas…No CBI funding???…how unfortunate or is this to be announced later??? :-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :-|

  7. %
    February 1, 2017

    Ian do you know Monfared?
    Have you personally meet with him?? Was he given sanctuary in Dominica?Was anyone fro Portsmouth very very very very very very close to him??The issue is Monfared now not road!!

  8. Dominique
    February 1, 2017

    What happen to the bayfront they were going to make like ROSEAU infront the square to go down to the fisheries. So long we waiting enough talk, where is the action, I FED UP OF DOMINICA!

  9. Lang Mama
    January 31, 2017

    All you asking Ian to resign. What is Ian going to do after resignation?. Work as a lawyer?. Garcon leave me alone tan

  10. Lang Mama
    January 31, 2017

    DNI are you guys awsre that this Rodney Strert project 1 year before the general elections . After 17 years in office Ian Douglas boasting of plans to repair road in a place that vote Labor blindly for 50 years. After 17 years Labor government should be talking about expansion of cruise ship berth to accommodate 6 ships in port, Ian Douglass should be talking about a yacht mariner, Ian cant even talk about Morocco Hotel wothout making a fool of himself.
    In 4 years UWP did a major road rehab project in Portsmouth. it takes Labor 4 years to do 1/4 of Rodney Street and the people can’t stsy n their houses when ot rains.
    What about the Portsmouth and Roseau enhancement plan. Smh

  11. Anthony P. Ismael
    January 31, 2017

    Ian that is not news. Portsmouth is a little “Two by Four Town” and only now you’re talking about repairing Rodney Street? I can go back 30 years and the roads inside Portsmouth has been deplorable. You have been in office for how many years now?
    While you’re at it, what is the status of the 50 Guest House that cannot finish? Provide the people with an update, as the employed would like some answers.

  12. Oh
    January 31, 2017

    Ian what about Market Lane?????????????????????????????? the section near the catholic church and the section near the park???????????????????//

  13. Enough is enough
    January 31, 2017

    Help help Boss, please write Possy à cheque !!! Quick!!! It looks like my people get vex!!!! This is pathetic

  14. Disciple
    January 31, 2017

    To mr Douglas
    A call to take a stand
    Time to stand up for truth for righteousness for justice for a nation that’s been blinded! stand up for what is right I know it feels like there’s no way out but with God there is always a way out the woman at the well Jesus met her and she immediately became a disciple in spite of all the bad she did now is your chance to stand up for what is right and true. the people of Dominica need work the people of Dominica need a future people of Dominica need a godly man . stop the crime crime always trickle down when people lost respect for the leaders. the blood will be on your shoulder you still have a conscience stand up for your people stand up for your nation stand up for Portsmouth stand up for Roseau stand up for all of Dominica
    If you stand up the people will follow! God gave you a talent use it for good lead the people in the right direction not dishonesty. your loyalty is to God not man the only person you have to answer to is the…

  15. concern citizen
    January 31, 2017

    Bos do the honourable thing and resign from the KABAL

  16. January 31, 2017

    Douglas is speaking what a shame but do these guys tell themselves they can do whatever and the people just have accept it, the people put you in power to look after their business instead they go about and show they just don’t care, So Portsmouth people welcome the road work because that’s their job but don’t be fooled CBI money is your money.

  17. freedom fighter
    January 31, 2017

    More can be done in terms of road maintenance and other things but the timeframe for completion of those projects are extended into one election to the next

  18. truth , shall set you free
    January 31, 2017

    DNO, please post my comment, I think you are over doing it now,It is starting to look like ,the government have bought you over, My comments are clean ,and carefully masked, , DNO ,let the dominican people hear the truth ,and do not stifle it

  19. Fools paradise
    January 31, 2017

    Alas boy look joke, mr Douglas they make you say that man lol.
    Portsmouth sinking you talking about road, how about the sinky drains.

  20. January 31, 2017

    All we want to hear is resignations :-D :-D

  21. Push On
    January 31, 2017

    Is it me????? But as if since all this drama about ………………… CIB money’s, money spending on the island like hot bread! Hmmmmm something’s up eh! From the week after that 60 mins broadcast, every week its headlines with two, three project! :lol: :lol:

    I doh want to laugh eh zor but if somebody want to tell me “oh is nothing and it doesn’t mean nothing” that person need a hard slap!

  22. Shameless
    January 31, 2017

    Pressha on allu bottom. But nonetheless you all have to go! :twisted:

    Assertive and ready to be aggressive! :twisted:

  23. Patience
    January 31, 2017

    Suddenly the wheel of fortune start spinning … how great thou art.

  24. dada
    January 31, 2017

    What about the water tank up glanvilla

  25. the eye
    January 31, 2017


  26. Me
    January 31, 2017

    Ian panicking?

    • Shameless
      January 31, 2017

      That’s because he knows DLP days in power are numbered. He can do the right thing now and resign while he still can before he gets fired by the people. Time to go DLP!??

      Always Assertive and ready to be very aggressive!?

  27. LifeandDeath
    January 31, 2017

    Allu under pressure to spend the money wi..All of a sudden..!!..This is just an example of the skepticism that will come as a result of the secrecy this gov’t has been shrouded in for too long..in light of what is now being revealed don’t blame Dominicans for their skepticism. It will be difficult for this DLP to rebuild it’s reputation as credible..

  28. no justice, no peace
    January 31, 2017

    Shame Shame Shame Boy IAN, Boy ,I do blame you , i blame the portsmouth people, To still be allowing you to talk that crap on their behalf,
    Boy, you have guts , A road you all started since before last election, Its over two years now, You still do noy know when the road is going to finish, You there on media talking about road rehabilitation? Is it really true that labourites have no shame? Man , It seems that portsmouth people is really under a labour spell, Thank GOD i am free from that ,and thinks independently , Dno, Pleas post my comment , Dominicans need to know ,Stop rejecting my comment ,

  29. oh boy !
    January 31, 2017

    You sounding like a candidate for Prime Minister :mrgreen:
    Is there something you know that we don’t ?
    I can see u putting your policies in place lol ! :arrow: :roll: :mrgreen: :!:

  30. only time will tell
    January 31, 2017

    LOL lol 2017 what a JOKER loke at these Guys face well well now we going to get work all over D/a my brother just keep cool and stop talking you have to much ( HEART )

  31. ye yep
    January 31, 2017

    Thank God forLennox
    Projects all over the place now

  32. cbd
    January 31, 2017

    drainage, sidewalks and lighting. Put the sidewalks in a way that people cannot drive on them.

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