More colourful houses for Roseau

Finishing touches on one of the houses

Five more houses in the city of Roseau are now much more colourful, after being subjected to a serious paint job under an initiative described as the Roseau Paint-a-thon.

Volunteer teams and qualified painters were involved in the June 2-3 exercise aimed at brightening up the city.

It’s the second year running that that Discover Dominica Authority exercise has targeted specific houses for a proper paint job, with these houses given a makeover at no cost to their owners.

The initiative, supported by the National Bank of Dominica, Josephine Gabriel and Company, and Harris Paints Dominica, aims at beautifying buildings in the capital with historic and architectural appeal.

The painting exercise formed part of the island’s annual Tourism Awareness Month activities.

The painted houses are located on Cork Street and Hillsborough Street.

Prep work on one of the houses

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26 Comments

  1. June 14, 2012

    :-D nice job lovin it / THE MORE U GIVE THE MORE U GET .I LOVE DOMINICA/ KISSES AND LOTS OF LOVE TO U GUYS

  2. June 14, 2012

    LOVING THE PAINTING U GUYS ARE DOIN /THE MORE U GIVE THE MORE U RECEIVE. GOD BLESS DOMINICA TEAM ALWAYS. :-D

  3. June 9, 2012

    GREAT JOBIT WILL LOOK LIKE A NEW TOWN

  4. legit
    June 9, 2012

    the entire town needs to be painted..great initiative

  5. Awesome
    June 9, 2012

    This is Awesome. Great work!

  6. ROSEAU VALLEY
    June 9, 2012

    Well…ehhhhhmmm!!!!!!.yes good initiative! However, I would prefer to see some modern 3-4-5 storey buildings replacing some of these little dilapidated shacks in Roseau. Yes, the bright colours are great, yes they have their place in preserving our heritage, history and architecture etc., etc, etc, but the city needs a renaissance. However, in light of the fact that the land space of the city cannot be increased, we need to use our limited resources more wisely and this necessitates the use of our airspace to build. I am sure Jays would agree. So in the short term, fine let’s paint these houses and inject a sense of optimism in the society during these hard economic times. In the medium to long term, however, we need to rebuild the congested city and modernize it with new buildings.

    In that regard, I must say the addition of the new bridges across the Roseau River, the construction of the back roads, access to goodwill, the parking facility across the rive, the stadium etc, etc all have contributed tremendously to the improved image and face of the city. Inasmuch, as we admit that the national priority is misplaced in building the $27 million plus state palace, it too will add to the modernization of the city when completed.

    I am sorry-Peeping Tom and others- I could not continue the kumbaya chorus of praise to the initiative. May our varying ideas for development of our city contend to the benefit of all.

  7. Truly Blessed
    June 8, 2012

    i live in Roseau. I want my house paint red, please

    • smh
      June 11, 2012

      LOL…Nice Joke

  8. Tutunee
    June 8, 2012

    great job. some are trying. but unless they fix that old rugged streets and sidewalks of roseau. awa. these roads in town like any old feeder roads. u cannot push a stroller in town or wear any shoes in roseau nuh. chupess. mayor. where d sidewalk project u start n never finish. komesssss

  9. Anthony P. Ismael
    June 8, 2012

    Some how I do not feel the love. Some of these buildings need rehabilitation before they are painted. Some should be moved to create space for proper side walks.

  10. LIMINGLUCY
    June 8, 2012

    IF WE DONT DO IT WHO WILL? GREAT JOB MY PEOPLE.

  11. Dave Thomas
    June 8, 2012

    Rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic!

  12. rona
    June 8, 2012

    how cute, I would love a house like those painted. Mackie James wanting to know who he can phone to offer help in this project

    • Anonymous
      June 8, 2012

      The initiative is done by Discover Dominica Authority so they would be who should be contacted.

  13. Delicious
    June 8, 2012

    Great initiative! Absolutely love the idea :-D : Hopefully, our people will pay it forward with other random acts of kindness. :-P

  14. faceup
    June 8, 2012

    Lovely project. Being a Paint Decorator, i strongly would like the painters to protect them self with mask and eyes prtections cause most of the old houses were painted with oil paint many years ago, and it was contaminated with lead and its a danger to your health and your suroundings, so cover up !!!!

    • Anonymous
      June 8, 2012

      thanks for your helpful tip

  15. Anonymous
    June 8, 2012

    Very sweet love it

  16. GerryB
    June 8, 2012

    Great Discover Dominica initiative!!! How about Government Building next…it could certainly do with a colour lift

  17. POSITIVELY DOMINICAN
    June 8, 2012

    Fabulous job! Great initiative! I love a colourful ambience and I think making the city so flamboyant will certainly uplift the spirit of its residents, visitors and commuters!!

    The Roseau City Council should continue to support this impressive initiative and this should also be embraced by the residents.

    Congratulations to the volunteers,residents, Discover Dominica Authority, supporters, and all other stakeholders for a job well done!

  18. jIL
    June 8, 2012

    GREAT JOB!! THERE ARE MUCH MORE THAT NEED TO PAINT AND MANY THAT NEED TO BE DEMOLISHED!
    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

  19. Peeping Tom
    June 8, 2012

    This initiative is just so positive! Loving it.

  20. June 8, 2012

    great job i do hope that the next step is to ensure that the owners of the dilapidated buildings do something about them, the Roseau council need to keep information session information sessions for the residence of Roseau to keep the drains and sidewalk in front of their building clean,it is high time that they keep the city clean also get rid of the beggars/panhandlers on the streets

    • Anonymous
      June 8, 2012

      And the DOGS that st all over the place making you play hopscotch when you walking in town.

  21. Met Gel
    June 8, 2012

    These positive ideas should be more recognised and i am commending the people who have put it together………..Great work..all these things contribute to nation building

  22. jane
    June 8, 2012

    that is so cute. keep doing good for Dominica.

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