UPDATE: New bridge opens in Roseau

The new bridge

It is being officially called the Dominica/China Friendship Bridge.

That announcement by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, as the government officially opened the new bridge located next to the Roseau Market.

He called it an important piece of infrastructure in Dominica’s road network, that would help to ease the traffic congestion in the city of Roseau.

The EC$8 million dollar bridge was constructed with Chinese grant funds over a 17 month period.

In recognizing the assistance being given Dominica’s road network, PM Skerrit told Wednesday’s opening ceremony that Dominica would continue to support Beijing’s “one China policy”.

He also disclosed that other manifestations of Chinese help to Dominica in the area of housing would soon become evident, while also reiterating that plans to construct a new Chinese-funded  state of the art hospital for the country would soon be implemented.

The prime minister told the nation too, that Dominica’s first premier would be honored by having one of the country’s main highways officially named the “Edward Oliver Leblanc Highway”.

He was referring to the West Coast road, the Roseau to Portsmouth highway, currently being rebuilt by a Chinese company with funds provided by Beijing.

Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmoore who also addressed the bridge opening, said the government has been coping with the major challenge of rehabilitating the island’s roads.

He said the administration had moved to address an earlier situation in which only 25 per cent of Dominican roads were in fair condition, and a mere two per cent of feeder roads (on which agricultural produce is transported from the farms) were fit.

The minister said the government was making an all out attempt to bring the country’s road network to an acceptable standard.

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217 Comments

  1. Deepro
    February 8, 2012

    How about investing in people.Give incentives to investors create a free market economy. This will create jobs, the government can then earn revenue from taxes you won’t need chinese grants.

  2. ROSEAU{FOR REAL}
    February 4, 2012

    What pettyness but not surprising, I visit China Town in NewYork, and all over the world there are China Towns, some of us refer our friends to China Town and it never cross my mind as it does to my people. Now its clear as the saying goes once you born in Dominica and die in Dominica alas I hasten to add some Dominican will never learn. But it takes all “sot” and i said it “AllSOT” to live in Dominica. Go GIANTS!

  3. juice
    February 3, 2012

    since i born over 30 yrs ago is 2 bridge it always had in roseau,now thanks to Hon R.skerrit i can get out of town with route options ,hoestly Dominicans all u think Edison James would have thought of an idea like that;take for instant that waste of money on the mountainfountain on the bayfront that money could have well been used to make a bridge.so waht he put alilltle in his pocket now and then ,who does’nt;as long as the results are visible ,we not living on empty promises.maybe its corrupt but frankly if the opposition had the same opportunities they would do the same thing i sure……long live china and long live Skerrit.give the place a overseas feeling for those who will never travel out of D/CA.

    • Just sayin'
      February 27, 2012

      Wow, wow, wow…you are the new “poster child” for why D/a is going backward not forward. The next level was never claimed to be a higher level…

      There is no such thing as “an acceptable level of corruption”

  4. come on
    February 3, 2012

    infraustructures going up, those with vehicles can enjoy, all thats good. but what about the poor ones, those who cant even afford to pay a bus muchless for having a vehicle of their own, so PM please take a walk in the ghetto and provide something for us from your chinesse frens, so we could enjoy also. maybe a supermarket with afffordable basic food needs

  5. AGeorge
    February 2, 2012

    It’s a nice bridge. And needed piece in the growing and improved road network infrastructure in DA.
    But these lions, hmm. Dominica can’t just accept everything these foreigners give us, especially things that go contrary to our beliefs and culture. Our gov’t should have some guidance there.

    On another note, is is important to note that there are areas where they use yellow lanes on multidirectional roads and sometimes they use white lines. This is confusing as the Transportation Ministry/Traffic Dept should adhere to uniform traffic standards, regardless of who is building a road. The yellow lines should be used all over. Especially since we have foreigners who’d want to venture out in rentals.

    • Progres
      February 4, 2012

      Yellow lines are used primarily as center lines.

  6. jerseydominican
    February 2, 2012

    I AM PROUD TO SAY I AM FROM DOMINICA AND SEE THAT THE ISLAND IS MOVING UPWAYS TO A BETTER NATION ONE BRIDGE AND NEW ROADS AND MANNY MORE TO COME THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF CHINA

  7. true
    February 2, 2012

    Welcome To Domchin – nature island of the caribbean “you want fried rice with that”

  8. Anonymous
    February 2, 2012

    I AM A DOMINICAN,CITIZEN OF AMERICA.I WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF DOMINCA JOB WELL DONE.AND I WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE PEOPLE OF DOMINICA,DOMINICA BELONGS TO US,WE ARE THE COUNTRY, WE NEED TO PUT POLOTICS ASIDE AND PRAY FOR WEALTH AND PROSPERITY IN OUR COUNTRY.WE NEED TO REALIZE WHEN WE KEEP ON CRYING ON THE GOVERNMENT WE ARE CURSING OUR COUNTRY AND DESTROYING THE YOUNG GENERATIONS. LETS FOCUS ON PRAYERS SO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER WILL MOVE US FORWARD.LET’S PRAY TO STOP ALL THE CRIMES IN DOMINICA. I LOVE MY COUNTRY.

    • Anonymous
      February 2, 2012

      What does the last part of your post have to do with a bridge built by the Chinsese?

    • Just sayin'
      February 27, 2012

      Yep…that should do it…pray away the problems. :twisted:

  9. kit
    February 2, 2012

    Dominicans are one of the most set of UNGRATEFUL PEOPLE in this world!!!
    I mean what is gonna please us Dominicans? The Chinese build a bridge for us for our own good and benefit and instead to say THANK YOU to the Chinese government, we make all kinds of negative remarks and act and sound so ignorant..Every person who comes in and go out of Roseau is gonna benefit from this bridge..Those of u who do not appreciate it there are 3 more bridges just use these 3.
    We really need to put politics aside and view things in a different light..and be more grateful!!!
    As a Dominican I say Thank you to the Chinese for this great and much needed infrastructure!! AS long as it’s development I am for it..
    The same people who are saying the government is not doing anything to develop the country they are the same ones who do not appreciate development..Dominicans open you all minds and start being more grateful and appreciative!!!

    • Queen
      February 2, 2012

      Waw!You don’t get it do you….

      • NIT
        February 2, 2012

        WHATS YOUR POINT QUEEN? DON’T GET WHAT?

      • sout
        February 2, 2012

        stop being foolish

  10. just a suggestion
    February 2, 2012

    For those who keep making negative comments on the ‘dragons’ the Chinese have imprinted on the new bridge as far as I can gather they are considered symbols of prosperity, abundance and good fortune and everything positive. Since the Chinese population living in Dominica must cross this bridge as well I am presuming this is a gesture of good intentions.

    • student
      February 2, 2012

      hello!!!!!!!!!!! Chinese new year, year of the dragon.

      • just a suggestion
        February 3, 2012

        …..prosperity, abundance and good fortune…. what’s the problem!

      • Justice and Truth
        February 5, 2012

        @ student

        If it was the year of the snake, I suppose those sculputors would depict a snake. How would you like that to see a few of the snakes?

  11. Tiger Eye
    February 2, 2012

    Rayburn, While you are at it, you and the PM can ask the Chinese to build us three more bridges:

    (1) At the big stone approaching Jimmit (take out that sharp bend. That bridge should not cost too much.

    (2) Close to the old Lepper Home. Take out that bend, so the Tarreau road becomes straighter. Again that would be a small project and should not cost too much.

    (3) At the base of the Layou River. That would straighen the west coast road and reduce the drive by from Roseau to Portsmouth by at least 2 miles. Less fuel consumption over time for motorist and a reduced import fuel bill for the island. These infrastructure improvements pay for themselves over time in reduced fuel consumption and make the drives more pleasant for motorists.

    • Queen
      February 2, 2012

      HAHAHAHAHHA.All in favour..IIIII!!

    • Anthony Ismael
      February 2, 2012

      Well done! That curve just after DCP in Jimmit is indeed dangerous.Hopefully, Rayburn hears your cry.

  12. shatta
    February 2, 2012

    D bridge not falling down pierce

  13. true
    February 2, 2012

    Wooden railings eh? I wonder how Timothy is going to beautify and dredge the Roseau river now, as part of his beautification plan for Roseau. Great planning and what is going to happen to the people who sell their stuff on that road in the market, how are they going to deal with the traffic, new market PM? Chinese can build a new one too I suppose

    • En Ba La
      February 2, 2012

      Are you serious – DNO does the bridge have wooden railings.

      • Mouth of the West
        February 2, 2012

        No the bridge does not have wooden railings. And the people sell stuff on the side of the road and in the market not on it. So do not come on dno and talk your nonesense go on matt in the morning and those other q95 shows.

  14. Inspector
    February 2, 2012

    We have already decided that in the next general election, we want a Chinese for our Parl Rep in the Valley.

  15. Hmm
    February 2, 2012

    So PM and Mr Blackmoore can you now do something about the bridge that was left in the middle of the highway in Tarreau?

    PLEASE I am begging. If us commonn folks can see that something is wrong with this specific bridge placement, I am sure your engineers can do the same. Thank you

  16. West Coast
    February 2, 2012

    Great project. Have no objection to the China logo on the bridge. Canada built schools and placed the maple leaf. Money spent by foreign governments in other countries is meant to bolter their international image. China deserves to be recognized for such tangoble show of friendship.

  17. Doc. Love
    February 2, 2012

    I AM NOT CONCERNED ABOUT THE NAME OF THE BRIDGE,NEITHER AM I CONCERNED AS TO THE AMOUNT OF DRAGONS THAT ARE PLACED IN OR OUT OF THE BRIDGE. WHAT I WAS CONCERNED ABOUT IS THE STATEMENTS MADE BY BLACKMORE AT THE OPENING OF THE BRIDGE.THE WORLD WAS LISTENING,THE CHINESE AMBASSADOR WAS PRESENT,WHO KNOWS ,MAYBY MANY CHINESE OFFICIALS WERE LISTENING IN CHINA AND AT SUCH A JOYOUS OCCATION BLACKMORE FOUND IT NECESSARY TO EMBARRASS THE PRIME MINISTER.THIS IS WHAT HE SAID,”IF I WAS BORN IS MAHAUT,RAISE IN MAHAUT,GO TO SCHOOL IN MAHAUT,GO TO COLLEGE IN THE US,COME BACK TO WORK IN DOMINICA,HOW CAN I BE A FRENCH MAN.” IF THEM FELLARS DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO WRITE SPEECHES FOR MAJOR OCCATIONS,MY ADVISE IS TO ASK QUALIFIED PEOPLE TO HELP THEM.

    • Mr Sout City
      February 2, 2012

      Maybe he never heard of political advisors..

  18. originalstupes#1
    February 2, 2012

    Someone once told me that a friend of his did not like white peopel but he loved all busicuits that the white man produced. Now some of you have a probalm with naming a bridge after a nation that gave it to us. Why cant we just say thanks for the gift why do we have to be so ungrateful. China / Dominica friendship is not Skeritt/ China friendship so even if you blue vex that the road network is loking more like a road network and the traffic congestion in Roseau is being addressed you can be Dominican for once. Now, if you guys are so upset that progress is comning to this country ten take a boat to Roaseau and back, dont travel on the road because its Skeritt Road, not Dominicans. I really wish one day something good will receive its fair support even if we may not support the ruling government. This is really annoying to me, not that you dont have a right to your opinion, juts that some opinions and if some of you did not share your opinions is equal. I am Dominican and this is great development for my country and that has nothing to do with thwe ruling of the Dual Citizenship Case that was unsucessful for the UWP at Court. That is about Dominica’s development ok, Dominica. Stop the color hating and the ungrateful comments. I welcome all development that China can give to Dominica and if you have a problem with the gifts from China then make suggestions to the Government as to sources of funding and Friendly Governments who will do for us what China is doing now. I leave that to you to ponder on. If you are an honest Dominican you will simply say Nice and Thanks and then you can suggest other areas that need urgent attention etc. Not these empty negative ungrateful comments.We cried about Roseau and Traffic and now it is being addresseed we crying about something else. Please.

    • originalstupes#1
      February 2, 2012

      buiscuits ( apologies for all typos)

    • yes
      February 2, 2012

      Great point….Thank God for skerrit….well they will hve to buy more boats to travel around roseau lol

  19. Road Hog
    February 2, 2012

    Very nice bridge indeed but I would have liked to see them address protection for potential suicide jumpers. If one jumps off the bridge would they be able to survive? or that is a non-issue for Dominicans, the “Happiest People” in the world.

    • just watching
      February 2, 2012

      road hog…what are talking about….?

  20. Malatete
    February 2, 2012

    “the Dominica/China Friendship Bridge”, bit of a mouthful isn’t it. Reminds me of similar unimaginative titles from the iron curtain era. It is a wonderful bridge and why not simply call it the China bridge? Everyone will understand and it is easier and more friendly in every-day language. We should adopt this before some irreverent wags start referring to it as the KFC (Kindness From China) bridge!

  21. Morihei Ueshiba
    February 2, 2012

    Hear those ignorant negroes jump up for a bridge, and u wonder why other races do better, lol lol lol lol

    • originalstupes#1
      February 2, 2012

      THANK YOU FOR THE INSULT, I FEEL GREAT BEING A NEGRO. YOU MUST BE PROUD OF YOUR COMMENT AND THANKS FOR YOUR DISRESPECT. OTHER RACES DOING BETTER AS A RESULT OF FLEECHING OUR BLACK / NEGRO HERITAGE AND ALL OF OF INITIATIVES.WE INVENTED SO MANY THINGS THAT YOUR RACE IS ENJOYING OK. PEACE

    • yes
      February 2, 2012

      ur dam fool

    • En Ba La
      February 2, 2012

      Are you in 2012 or stuck in some other time period? Wiseup and speak above this level.

  22. abc123
    February 2, 2012

    silly dominicans..look at what they living for….dominica/china freindship bridge….concrete and steel…the majority of dominicans still broke..still awaiting handouts…DOMINICANS open up your eyes…someone who cares about you will make you independent…the chinese wont give us nothing that will enable us to help ourselves and that is what they are doing all over the world. the chinese are the new pirates of the world..without the funny hats and eye patches….DOMINICANS open your eyes…Everything goverment do for citizens should not be “favors” to party supporters..The government is supposed to help the citizens..WE ARE DOMINICANS!! This government has caused the people to walk with their hands held outwards..just like how dominica is doing in the international world…do we expect to beg countries for asistance for ever?

  23. Dominican to de bone
    February 2, 2012

    Foward We Go, yes nice bridge looking forward to greater things in DA.

  24. Rastafari
    February 2, 2012

    I wonder how many Dominica Nationals were hired for this project…Just asking a relevant question. Any takers on this one? Thanks, China. The US/EU does nothing for us so, thanks again.

    • Concerned
      February 2, 2012

      Please get your information right. I live and work in the EU and part of my hard earned euros go towards the funding of many projects in Dominica. The temperature is -10°c today and in spite of all this I have to go to work to pay taxes to pay for these project that you benefit from. STOP saying that the US/EU does nothing for Dominica. SHAME ON YOU DOMINICANS.

      • Malatete
        February 2, 2012

        Damn right! Even Dominicans , who returned from the U.K.,or any other E.U. country continue to contribute through the taxes witheld from their pension payments. Even mr. Skerrit knows that. Just today we received another grant from the E.U. to finance a further study into our geothermal potential. Get an education Rastafari.

    • originalstupes#1
      February 2, 2012

      Rastafari, that is not an issue, it main issue is it does not cost the treasury or tax payer a cent and all marterials were locally purchased from companaied that employs Dominicans and the Chibneese have to buy fuel for their vehicles etc, so stop looking for something to cry about. Thats one of the policies of China when they are giving assistance, while they are giving you the develpment projects they have to use their peopel to do the work so that the mones thery are going to spend for helping you will also benefit their companies too. Dominica receives the development at no cost to the Dominican people BUT the money the Chinese Government is going to spend must remain in the hands of a Chineese Company ok. Relationships must be mutually beneficial to both nations so we bebfit on one side and they can count on our support of the ONE CHINA POLICY thats it. Can you begin to count the amount of money that circulated among our local companies boss for that Road Project going on all around the country. Roseau to Portsmouth, Canefield to Pond Csae, and further to the Airport through Belles, Cuting down of land, slopes, hill sides etc, trucks employed,Boss man should just be grateful casue we could have NEVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR AFFORD THIS PROJECTS IN THE NEXT FIFTY YEARS. THE COLLEGE BUILDING FOR OUR YOUTH, STADIUM NOW HOSTING BIG CRIKET AND FOOTBALL, GRAMMAR SCHOOL BUILD ETC HOSPITAL COMING BOSS, THAT IS A TRUE FRIEND OF DOMINICA BOSS FORGET THE PARTY POLITICS THIS IS ABOUT DOMINICA. IF DOINICA PULL OUT FROM CHINA CAN CHINA TAKE BACK THE ROADS AND BRIDGES AND STADIUM NO THE CANNOT.TRUTH THAT RASTA. PEACE BRO.

  25. Proud Labourite
    February 2, 2012

    What Are Foo Dogs?
    Foo dogs or fu dogs are considered to be sacred dogs that used to guard the Buddhist temples. Foo dogs have a close relationship with Buddhism as they have an appearance like lions and were considered as protectors of the religious buildings and defenders of law. There is a conception associated with foo dogs that these can shun away evil spirits from a place, this is why one can commonly find their statues at temple gates and tomb doors. As foo dogs are closely related to the history and tradition of China, they are given in the form of statues.

    • FORKIT
      February 2, 2012

      i know chinese dont believe in god but they statue dogs to guard against evil spirits..

      i know they love dragons, but the bible refer to dragons as devils…

      maybe they something we dont, because they are the oldest civilisation that have recorded history as far back to 5000 years

  26. Anonymous
    February 2, 2012

    lets hope China will bring some decent shops to Dominica instead of all those crappy shops where they follow you around like you are a thief.

    • Rastafari
      February 2, 2012

      That’s Chinese behavior to the max. They are not picking on Dominicans, not at all, that’s just how they behave, period. Don’t take it personal.

    • Dominican
      February 2, 2012

      Actually, they follow you around to be of service to you. That way, you don’t have to go around asking people “you working here nuh?” when you need to price an item.

    • Anonymous
      February 2, 2012

      Anonymous, just stop it, They do that to you in the States, so why can’t the chines do it too? they protecting their business from thos sticky-fingers, you would.

    • Malatete
      February 3, 2012

      Why complain? it’s obvious that these shops survive because our people purchase their merchandise. If we don’t like it stop buying from them. Nobody forces you to!

  27. Anonymous
    February 2, 2012

    Great bridge but…

    In recognizing the assistance being given Dominica’s road network, PM Skerrit told Wednesday’s opening ceremony that Dominica would continue to support Beijing’s “one China policy”.”

    Material things before morality. You disgust me prime minister

  28. Aye Dominique
    February 2, 2012

    Not looking bad, but what’s these 2 monsters on either side about?

    Ridiculous and based on what I’m hearing, 2 on either sides. They built a bridge and defaced it one time…what’s the meaning of this? I mean not one, not 2, not 3, 4…..come on man….this got to have some serious meaning.

    • w
      February 2, 2012

      They are foo dogs…google it and see the meaning. its a positive symbol.

  29. C/bean Gnius
    February 1, 2012

    Its amazing, that with all the advances in science and technology that has put the world and information at our fingertips, our people remain small minded and ignorant.

    The truth cant outlast time, and this saying is so true “time will tell”. No one gives you anything for free, and the hidden agenda is always way more destructive than originally imagined.

    But i guess beggars are no choosers…

  30. February 1, 2012

    open ur spiritual eyes an c whats going on.while native dominicans closing down they opening stores.god has no part in idol worship,they are taking d portion thats entitled to u as a native, once they establish their gods at the entrance of any road , they automatically take over business in the city,thats y they always seems to get the spots at the junction of roads,stop being ignorant.

  31. Observer
    February 1, 2012

    , Thank you to all those responsible for the bridge, life will be so much better for all in Dominica.

  32. February 1, 2012

    Am not here to pull down anyone for their comments, just want to shed some light on this dark image, I Couldn’t help noticing those two statues at the front of the bridge,those things are not there just for decoration, those chineese have a plan,for those of us of the christian faith should know that whosoever controls the gates to the city controls the city.while were getting excited over a bridge

  33. DVT
    February 1, 2012

    something is happening and it so exciting, bridges and roads building, not a cent we spending, man this is really so exciting… woy woy woy, Something is happening and we should not be missing

  34. Dominica Green
    February 1, 2012

    Solar lights and tinnggg! yes i

  35. Student
    February 1, 2012

    Four bridges? Roseau needs four bridges? A country with less then 60,000 people needs four bridges to and from the tiny capital city? Cone on, we should be spending money on reforestation after the deforestation that occurred which caused flooding for all these ‘road projects’

    • yes
      February 2, 2012

      in august u went to school man…foolish bastard

      • Student
        February 2, 2012

        I have to be foolish because I getting an education? And I’m a bitch thank you very much.

  36. Justice and Truth
    February 1, 2012

    This bridge is oh so beautiful! Beyond words. Just in time for visitors to DA for the Carnival season. Drivers, drive cautiously.

  37. Hil
    February 1, 2012

    Great infrastructure and incredible addition to the appearance of Roseau, except for the name. Possibly could be called: The People’s Bridge, Friendship Bridge, MLK Bridge, Roseau/Goodwill Connection Bridge, Market Square Bridge, Unity Bridge or the Welcome Bridge. Any one of these names or possibly others, would technically include China without actually mentioning the name CHINA.

  38. islandboy
    February 1, 2012

    thats a nice bridge .. stlucia doesnt have a nice bridge like that anywhere so dom keep it up.. and china does really work on infastructual facilities more than taiwan.. both have their strengths though.. i wish to travel on dom highway when its done …1caribbean1world

  39. Love DA
    February 1, 2012

    I am in Dominica on vacation and went over the bridge this afternoon. Nice by Dominica standed but why name it Dominica /china bridge. So when england, America or Japan wants to build something they will want it to be named after them also? We have to many important people that contributed to Dominica to name our bridge after a country. I love the pm but i cannot agree with everything mr PM.

    • Waiti girl
      February 2, 2012

      Magway sa! The stadium is not named after China, the highway is not named after China, We have Simon Bolivar Housing scheme, we have so many streets and towns named after Britain. What is the problem to put China ALONG WITH DOMINICA on the name of the bridge?

      • yes
        February 2, 2012

        i agree with u 100%…someppl just cant say thank you and only wants to critize…dca is developing and becuz its PM skerrit bring the developing they blue vex..come on ppl

      • Love DA
        February 2, 2012

        This have nothing to do with china….I love it that china gave us something to improve our life. All i am saying is we should have named it after someone from da. I hope it don’t happen soon but what if UWP wins in the next 20 yr? You know the first thing they are doing is change the name of that bridge. Both party will always disagree but a name of one our heroes would have been better.

  40. streamer
    February 1, 2012

    what is in a bridge, how much spill over did it have in your bread and butter aspects..

    dominicans think way small and childist thats why the rest of the caribbean consider them thumps down!

    where is the upper production levels in the society since china came in..can we eat the bridge..so during the upcomin budject just incase the IMF and Govt raises the vat to 25% what happens to the society..

    i think Dominica is a lost cause..your illegal Prime Minister even considering merging communties together after the last censors…hmm guess attempt to win all during a expensive election campaign..hahah

    sadly the facts are on the wall..dominicans are not know to be brilliant citizens!

  41. February 1, 2012

    While great powers try to take over Countries by invading; China choose to do that by providing soft loans, and importing its people to the country they claim to be helping.

    In no time Dominica will have more chinese people than we blacks. The french man will return to france and the Dominicans will be enslved by the Chinese.

    • eagles125
      February 1, 2012

      I rebuke that.

    • 4progress
      February 2, 2012

      The price for progress is very expensive, therefore as a small island we need help along the way. Nothing is for free and unless we as Dominican are Brave, Risk-taker, Positive and Prepared to it for ourselves those providing assistance will do it their way with benefits

  42. sunshine
    February 1, 2012

    I will just call it the KFC bridge. That other name too long.

    • .
      February 2, 2012

      People will always refer to it as the bridge by KFC.

  43. possitive mahaut man
    February 1, 2012

    Thank God for our prime minister and the minister of works my friend and school nmate go ray .Just keep up the good work and GOD will provine for Dominica and dominicans.remember you there will always be negative people,remember they betray Christ.Lovely bridge Cant wait to see the Bridge,I will be there for the Mahaut renunion.Keep up the good work my Government 20 more years.

  44. hhhh
    February 1, 2012

    Please….promise to remove the lion heads that show no representation of Dominican culture or sovereignty

  45. forreal
    February 1, 2012

    well people,look at it on the bright side, vehicle owners can not complain when they living roseau,they got multiple exits right.

    • sunshine
      February 1, 2012

      “leaving”

      • forreal
        February 2, 2012

        accepted

  46. carib child
    February 1, 2012

    They should`ve put some solar street lights under the Canefield cliff/Highway.

  47. NY, NY 10025
    February 1, 2012

    Just visited my beautiful country. I love the progress. WOW.

  48. dyler
    February 1, 2012

    the move to china…hmm but the citizens are poorer than ever…dominicans are too ignorant in my view thats why they deserve .

    is it the first time a bridge has been built in dominica…small mind thinking…

    they will continue to remain poor!

    • want to know
      February 1, 2012

      well dyler if you are rich why not help others to get out of poverty. is people like you that will die a misarable life because you and the rest fail to give credit to whom it is due and appreciate what people do and learn to say thank you instead of bringing down your people.And for your info i am not poor,i was never poor and i will never be poor,so take that back.I hope you doe drive or pass on it cause something may just happen to you for being to negative.Thank God for the move that Skerrit move to go to China had it not been we would not be bless by this state of the art bridge.God bless China.

      • Whistler
        February 1, 2012

        is that a state of the art bridge..come on..
        again your mind set is way small…

        guess you eat breath and sleep ignorancy to the Core! what a shame!

      • Foolus
        February 1, 2012

        State of art bridge wat? You never travel man,I’m not even goin far just our north and south.

        :lol:

      • originalstupes#1
        February 2, 2012

        I DONT KNOW WHAT SOME DOMINICANS HAVE AGAINST CHINA. CUBA IS ALSO COMMUNIST AND USA AND ALL OF THEM SUPER POWERS HAVE RWALTIONS WITH CHINA AND OTTHER COMMUNIST NATIONS.BUT WHEN IT IS DOMINCA LOOKING FOR ITS PEOPLES INTEREST THEY WANT TO TELL YOU THAT YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE RELATIONS WITH THE VERY SAME COUTRIES THAT THEY HAVE BI LATERAL RELATIONS WITH. CUBA TRAINED MOST OF OUR DOCTORS FOR US WHO ARE NOW SERVIG US AND WORKING ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD. I SUPPORT YOU WANT TO KNOW TELL DYLER TO START LOVING DOMINICA AND NOT A POLITICAL PARTY. SKERITT IS VISIONARY LEADER AND HE DID WHAT WAS IN THE BESSSSTTTTT INTEREST OF DOMINICA AND SINCE THEN WE HAVE NOT ATOPPED SEEING DEVELOPMENT AT LEAST IN OUR INFRASTRUCTURE. I WOULD LIKE TO ASK DYLER AND OTHER NEGATIVE DOMINICANS WHO DONT SEEM TO UNDERSTAND OUR SITUATION: WHEN WOULD BE ABLE TO AFFORD THE PROJECTS THAT ARE NOW ONGOING AROUND THE NATION ESPECIALLY THE ROAD PROJECTS AND HOW WOULD WE EVER BE ABLE TO PAY FOR THEM?? NOW WE ARE RECEIVIG THEM THROUGH THE VISION OF THIS YOUNG PM. I NEVER ASK DYLER AND OTHERS TO LIKE HIM OR SUPPORT DLP, JUST BE DOMINICAN. (pls excuse the typos)

      • originalstupes#1
        February 2, 2012

        foolus, YOU SEEM TO BE PROUD OF YOUR BLOGGING NAME THAT MUST BE WHY YOU ARE SEEKING TO COMPARE DOMINICA TO THE FRENCH DEPARTMENTS OF PTP AND FDF. I WILL GIVE YOU ONE THING TO THINK ABOUT , NO TWO IS BETETR, THEY ARE FUNDED BY FRANCE AND THEIR TERRAIN IS BETETR FOR SUCH DEVELOPMENTS ESPECIALLY ROAD NETWORKS. ANTIGUA, ST MARTENM BARBAODS ALL THESE ISLANDS PUT TOGETEHR DOES NOT MEET HALF OF OUR RUGID TERRAIN. SO THAT IS WHAT OUR TERRAIN AND MOUNTAINS ALLOW US TO HAVE. STOP SEEKINGTO COMPARE WHAT IS INCOMPARTIBLE.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 1, 2012

      @ dyler

      What is your problem? Can you not see the beauty and width of this bridge? Has DA ever had a bridge as this? In the past we did not know better and were satisfied with what we had and settled for less, two small bridges, one leading to Roseau and one out of Roseau. Were you old enough when DA had only one bridge which led to Roseau?
      Today, DA is progressive. Be thankful and grateful for what you have. Thank God for that. God does not appreciate ungrateful people.

      • originalstupes#1
        February 2, 2012

        I AM WITH YOU JUSTICE AND TRUTH. LETS THANK CHINA FOR BEING A GOOD BROTHER TO DOMINICA. THEY ARE NOT TRYING TO TURN US COMMUNIST THEY ARE JUST ASSISTNG US BECOME A MORE DEVELOPPED COUTRY FOR SUPPORTING THE ONE CHINA POLICY. THATS DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS AND ITS NORMAL GOVERNMENT POLICY.

  49. block 44
    February 1, 2012

    i would like to say thanks to lin chin sin and chun for all your hard work you people took a lot of sun and rain building us a bridge.

    • had a good laugh
      February 1, 2012

      LMAO!

  50. DA/NY
    February 1, 2012

    CONGRATULATION! BEAUTIFUL BRIDGE. GOOD JOB.
    THANKS TO THE PEOPLE OF CHINA AND MR. PM

    • originalstupes#1
      February 2, 2012

      DA/NY, in patois there is a saying hate the dog but say its teeth are white. UWP suporters should start loving Dominica. This is great development for us as a people let us show some thanks to Almight God and appreciation for PM for having the forsight to move to Mainland China and support the one china policy. Those who vex should not use the roads and bridges use a PiP-we. LOL.

  51. happy
    February 1, 2012

    hooray thanks to uncle skerro and his team!!! gods blessings!!! one love only jah love……

  52. gift?
    February 1, 2012

    but the question is how much the chinese making in DA with all their stores etc ?so this is not a gift if they making back their money

    • 4progress
      February 2, 2012

      think about the amount we would lose doing ourselves…misappropriated, backhanders, inefficiencies…………

    • originalstupes#1
      February 2, 2012

      HAVE YOU TRIED COUNTING THE NUMBER OF CHINEESES RESTAURANTS IN NEWYORK? WHY DONT YOU TRY FINDING OUT AND ALSO DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH MONEY THE USA IS OWING THE SAME CHINA THEY CALL COMMUNIST? DO SOME RESEASRCH THAN MAYBE YOU WILL MAKE BETTER COMMENTS IN THE FUTURE.

      • DA/NY
        February 2, 2012

        THERE IS CHINATOWN IN MANHATTAN. FLUSHING,
        AND ALL OVER.

    • Mouth of the West
      February 2, 2012

      This is the most idiotic comment i have ever seen on DNO. Mr./Mamsel didnt go high school.

  53. i tell u so
    February 1, 2012

    the sisserou parrots were there but the lions ate the parrots….scan or x-tray the lions you will find the parrots

  54. mr wang
    February 1, 2012

    nice bridge,roseau needed it but when i build my bridge i puting 4 sisserou parrots. :lol: foo dogs… ououou foooo.

    • Waiti girl
      February 2, 2012

      The parrots flew away when they saw the jumbies coming. The lions stayed to protect the travellers as they crossed the bridge.
      That’s why we placed our parrot to fly, duly honoured, on our flag, our premier national symbol. It cannot be challenged by jumbies there.
      God bless Dominica and all nations that assist in developing Dominica

      • Fan Chou
        February 2, 2012

        …love ur comment… :mrgreen: :-D :mrgreen:

  55. Anonymous
    February 1, 2012

    what do you mean :!:

  56. keshy
    February 1, 2012

    Well done

  57. KoKo Naughts
    February 1, 2012

    DNO allu running out of film (flim), man? One picture, man? Wehhh, doh do us that nah man. Is like you telling us come and see our self wii…lol

  58. February 1, 2012

    Waw this is sooooooo beautiful!!!!!! very lovely i love it indeed

  59. February 1, 2012

    Next should be Mahaut by-pass!

  60. Concerned citiizen
    February 1, 2012

    look at those two dragon statues at the entrance…..

  61. SANCTUS
    February 1, 2012

    PRAISE GOD FOR SKERRIT AND CHINA GOD WILLING WE WILL BE ENJOYING OUR NEW PRESIDENTIAL PALACE AND OUR NEW HOSPITAL TOO. OUR ROADS ARE SWEET, OUR STADIUM SWEET, OUR NEW BRIDGES SWEET, OUR SCHOLARSHIPS SWEET, OUR HEALTH CARE SWEET,OUR YES WE CARE SWEET, AND OUR GOOD PEOPLE SWEET. GOD BLESS DOMINICA AND GOD BLESS CHINA TO THE FULLEST AMEN. TO MY DEAR SKERRIT GOD BLESS YOU AND WHO GOD BLESS NO MAN CAN CURSE.

  62. Student
    February 1, 2012

    Roseau need four bridges? a country with less than 60,000 ppl, need FOUR BRIDGES? Come on man, why they don’t spend the money replanting trees to undo the deforestation they did with the airport road project. When the county flood because there are no trees or roots to stop soil erosion, is more money to spend. nonsense man.

  63. M S
    February 1, 2012

    I am really appreciative of the Chinese road/bridge project, great job guys… Thanks PM Skerrit! I have one concern in all of this, this is the four images (2 on each end) of the bridge in question. I mean what do they REALLY REPRESENT? I hope we have not “imported a FOUL spirit” withh this new “development craze” and our subscription to the ONE CHINA PRINCIPLE. Least we forget the bible says, “blessed in the nation whose God is the Lord” it has not said “whose God is the Dragon/Dragon Dog” eh. It also says that HE’s a jealous God!

  64. Is That So!?
    February 1, 2012

    That They(UWPians)Vex About.Development in DA.YOU ARE THE MAN SKERRO regardless what the haters may say about you.Jealous they Jealous is not they that run things. Keep on the good works.

  65. Not a herd follower
    February 1, 2012

    The PM says the bridge is important. But why?
    I do not see the bridge as a critical piece of infrastructure. It does not address any immediate need. Motorists and pedestrians already have access to an existing road and bridge that directly lead from the market. The congestion problem in the city won’t be solved since the problem arises because commerce in Roseau remains concentrated within a narrow radius. The $8 MILLION could have been spent on priority areas such as repair of farm access roads that would facilitate increased production and incomes for the farmers. Stabilizing areas prone to landslides are far more important than this bridge. A low-interest re-financing scheme for the tourism sector could have been established with the funds. This would have the effect of easing the burden of the heavily indebted tourism properties (such as the hotels) and thereby help safeguard jobs in that sector. There are so many compelling priorities on which the funds would be more economically spent.

    The construction of this bridge again reflects the scandalous manner in which this DLP Government has used the scarce financial resources made available to it whether it’s taxpayers money or the savings of foreigners. Recall the $12 M that was spent on the initial Windsor Park project, which the DLP Govt inherited in 2000 as an ongoing project, before the steel were reaped out to make way for the stadium built by the Chinese. Recall, too, the Loreen Bannis stadium up in Stockfarm which was used for only one major tournament and whose ruin now stands testimony to folly and pigheadedness.

  66. steve
    February 1, 2012

    build an international airport then we can talk about development……

  67. Anthony ismael
    February 1, 2012

    Well done. I will be driving on it soon.

  68. PM
    February 1, 2012

    i strongly recommend a chinese to be the minister of communication and works because the finance and education are dual too

    • originalstupes#1
      February 2, 2012

      THAT IS NOT THE BEST YOU CAN SHARE WITH US AS A DOMINICAN, I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU WOULD STRESS YOUR FINGERS JUST TO PRINT THESE FEW WORDS. I KNOW YOUR KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS MUST BE PROUD OF YOU. COULD YOU NOT TRY TYPING THESE TWO WORKS;”THANK YOU.”

  69. Roseau
    February 1, 2012

    I wanted to see the two dragon heads :(

  70. 123
    February 1, 2012

    Another bridge around a corner. Only in Dominica.

    • Anonymous
      February 2, 2012

      You from Dominica or just visiting? Don’t you realize by now mostly all our roads are winding? Suggest to me where you would have put it.

  71. Letmetellyou!
    February 1, 2012

    All of all you so dumb!!!! The project is 8 million!!!!! Not just the bridge!

    • want to know
      February 1, 2012

      for your information the 8 million is the cost of the bridge.The project cost in the region of 100 plus million.so is you that dumb letmetellyou.

  72. Kate
    February 1, 2012

    Well done! Good job done in a timely fashion! I especially like the solar powered street lights, fantastic! I love it! GREEN CITY BABY!!!

    • Jessica G.
      February 1, 2012

      I agree… its time we see more of those solar pannels around the place

  73. Anonymous
    February 1, 2012

    Well done! Good job done in a rather timely fashion. I especially love the solar powered lights! ROSEAU, GREEN CITY! I adore it!

    • Jessica G.
      February 1, 2012

      Prime place for solar pannels… cutting down on our carbon footprint… yeah man… conscious vibes

      • stupes
        February 1, 2012

        like our carbon footprint so big? :-|

        • Jessica G.
          February 1, 2012

          Still doesn’t mean that we, even as a small country, can contribute to the global status. Just because we’re small, doesn’t mean we can’t make a big statement. I say preach on Dominica! Let’s walk the talk… we call ourselves the nature isle… we going green

  74. PM
    February 1, 2012

    show the the head dno

  75. ti papa
    February 1, 2012

    thanks anonymous for the knowledge i google search the foo dogs and i understand what dey are.

  76. 4progress
    February 1, 2012

    Chinese involve, things get done. We need now a chinese government

    • hot...
      February 1, 2012

      we dont need a chinese goverment all we need is for roseau to be lick china twon :-D :)

  77. Anonymous
    February 1, 2012

    Thank you Thank you Thank you from the bottom of our heart we the people of DOMINICA say thank you.

  78. Ro Ro baby
    February 1, 2012

    The bridge is nice but really dislike the statues at the four corners of the bridge.

    • Letmetellyou!
      February 1, 2012

      Why dont YOU take YOUR money and donate what you think should be there!!!!!

    • Anonymous
      February 1, 2012

      ITS THE SAME STATUE AT THE TOP OF OUR COAT OF ARMS !!!!!!!!

  79. Your Past Schoolmate
    February 1, 2012

    I LIKE WELL DONE GOOD WORK CONGRATS TO THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE CHINA GOVERNMENT GOD BLESS DOMINICA AND EVERYBODY.

  80. Dominican Child
    February 1, 2012

    :lol: Welcome to Shanghai!! Ni hao!

  81. tina
    February 1, 2012

    wow very beautiful

  82. Patriotic B
    February 1, 2012

    Baby steps but we are getting there Dominica. Filled with joy.

    • MORE TO COME
      February 1, 2012

      We just now have to get some more millions from somewhere to improve our speaking, reading and comprehension skills. I know we so need it.

      And people before you start making stupid comments about the dragons google about what those represent. If you can blog then you can do google research.

      • Roseau
        February 1, 2012

        Chinese dragon (simplified Chinese: 龙; traditional Chinese: 龍; pinyin: lóng) is the highest-ranking animal in the Chinese animal hierarchy, strongly associated at one time with the emperor and hence power and majesty (the mythical bird fenghuang was the symbol of the Chinese empress), still recognized and revered. Its origins are vague, but its “ancestors can be found on Neolithic pottery as well as Bronze Age ritual vessels.”[17] Tradition has it composed of nine different animals, with nine sons, each with its own imagery and affiliations. It is the only mythological animal of the 12 animals that represent the Chinese calendar. 2012 is the Chinese year of the Water Dragon…
        -All about their culture, I like dragons, but dragon’s really isn’t our thing. Maybe 4 parrot heads?

      • imhotep
        February 1, 2012

        not every thing on google is true u fool,parrot statues would have been better to me

  83. ti papa
    February 1, 2012

    wonder who are the four dragons? i know the pm is one but cannot come up with the three others

    • Anonymous
      February 1, 2012

      they are not dragons they are foo dogs and that’s just china putting their stamp on their work or conquest

      • Letmetellyou!
        February 1, 2012

        They are in full right to place their stamp!!! They paid for it. People brand what is theirs all the time.

    • Grand Bay Girl
      February 1, 2012

      Could be U. lol

    • want to know
      February 1, 2012

      I know who are the other three they are YOU,YOUR WIFE and CHILD thats it,I hope I help you figure outb the rest.

      • want to know
        February 1, 2012

        my comment was a respond to papa comment

    • eagles125
      February 1, 2012

      You are the next one.

  84. A kiss for admin
    February 1, 2012

    most people including admin find me a pessimist but I just can’t see how I should feel when in 2012 we cannot even build a bridge for ourselves forgive me I beg you my countrymen. though I am thankful but cautiously so…I am noting the stamp on the completed works, I AM SORRY for feeling that we are hopeless, and incapable of wiping our own …………………….

    • WIKILEAKS
      February 1, 2012

      I AM SORRY for feeling that we are hopeless, and incapable of wiping our own …………………….

      Feel sorry for yourself loser. Next time I hope you pay more taxes so we can build one just for you.

      • want to know
        February 1, 2012

        I could’nt agree with you more

    • Justice and Truth
      February 1, 2012

      A Kiss for Admin

      You should have tried building one. Your name would have been on it. :mrgreen:

    • just a suggestion
      February 2, 2012

      I dont think its because we cannot build a bridge for ourselves its because we dont have the money. In the world of finance when loans are made the one giving the loan always has strings attached to make certain the money is used for what it was intended. Thats business! Thats life!

  85. UNKNOWN
    February 1, 2012

    NICE BRIDGE BUT THE GOVERNMENT DONT THINK WE NEED TRAFFIC LIGHTS BY RAFFOULS OR A STOP SIGN CAUSE HERE WE HAVE IT WE HAVE TWO LANES MAKIN ONE

    • Letmetellyou!
      February 1, 2012

      They are not done with placing of signs. Please donate so that we can get the traffic lights.

      • Justice and Truth
        February 1, 2012

        @ letmetellyou

        I agree. Streets light are badly needed especially in Roseau with additional traffic. Campaign for street lights.

      • had a good laugh
        February 1, 2012

        my tax money still not enough..plus what i pay at port, on groceries….do a tell-a-thon

  86. Mr Sout City
    February 1, 2012

    Is it me or does the bridge looks narrow?

    • Malatete
      February 1, 2012

      Papa, I know at least one that breathes fire in the House and then there is “Puff” the magic dragon, who lives by the sea. Quite happily leave the fourth one up to the immagination of others. It is a beautiful bridge all the same!

    • Malatete
      February 1, 2012

      Sout, only when you suffer from “tunnel vision”!

    • just a suggestion
      February 1, 2012

      Looks like no overtaking so should be fine as long as drivers obey the law.

    • Waitukubuli
      February 1, 2012

      Sometimes it is our “PERCEPTION” that is narrow and not the object.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 1, 2012

      @ Mr. Sout City

      You have made me laugh. It is you. See an optometrist. :lol:

    • Mr Sout City
      February 2, 2012

      Only Dumminicans!!! I baste my opinion on the image I haven’t even seen the actual bridge. You all taking offense of nothing.

  87. Ple Bella
    February 1, 2012

    I love the bridge The PM and our chinese friends .Thank you

  88. Lougaoo Mem
    February 1, 2012

    I applaud such progress and great work for the city of Roseau. There’s still much to be done in order to uplift the aesthetical looks of the city. We all know its long overdue, but again, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Therefore, I congratulate those involved for a project well done.

  89. Mum
    February 1, 2012

    This is Q96… saying very well done GOV.OF DOMINICA.OH NO the suppermarket man has writen to China to stop the funding.

  90. Jade
    February 1, 2012

    Wow… Our government working

    • February 1, 2012

      You are right, working for you children and their children children to pay back, later will be greater

  91. Evolved
    February 1, 2012

    where r the dominica flags – I see the red flag flying!

  92. just a suggestion
    February 1, 2012

    It’s a beautiful bridge, a practical bridge, and worth every dollar.

  93. Anonymous
    February 1, 2012

    My address is Roseau, Dominica, Province of China.

    • Anonymous
      February 1, 2012

      wow i like dat one. mine 2

      • juice
        February 3, 2012

        soon we will be known as blackenese /black chinese all those that go anad stuy chin already fluently speaking chinese just now it will be taught in schools.yeepee i will be multi ligual hooray for chinimica!!!!!!!!
        but no blag the bridge is a super success.have to give Skerrit his jacket and the chinese can wear lipstick.

  94. truth
    February 1, 2012

    the prime minister is doing what he is supposed to do and he should done this a long time ago. good job.

  95. February 1, 2012

    well done to the government and the chinese-fund project thumps up :) :) :) :)

    • Just sayin'
      February 1, 2012

      I say 2 “thumps” up

  96. TRUTH
    February 1, 2012

    Great job by the Government this is just the beginning wait for the opening of the road from Roseau to Portsmouth. where is Thomson Fountain, Gabriel, Gregoire and Trevor to comment on this one… IN YOUR FACE DEVELOPMENT. 8)

    • February 1, 2012

      @ TRUTH, Development in your face? fool, your children, their children and their children children your families and their children will be the one paying back the Chinese, as the saying goes NO Good Deeds goes unpunished, Canada is not yours

  97. V
    February 1, 2012

    I recall Patterson’s PNP 2002 campaign jingle – “Don’t stop the progress”

  98. Way Out There
    February 1, 2012

    Good job. Another step forward. Can it accomodate 2 18 wheelers at the same time?

  99. Marigotian
    February 1, 2012

    Waooooooooooo you must joking!! Who all you think you all fooling.

    $8 million for what? That crap

    • eagles125
      February 1, 2012

      Must be better than the crap you build to live in, Jerk

    • no name no warrant
      February 2, 2012

      u dat Marigotian dere.. i doh know y u and all dem ugly ppl from marigot doesn’t go and hide in all u village and leave dno for ppl who can have logical reasoning

  100. Across The Bridge
    February 1, 2012

    Layba taking us higher! 8) 8) 8)

  101. ron rainbow
    February 1, 2012

    i don’t care what the chinese symbol represents but we have a new bridge……

    • Malatete
      February 1, 2012

      Couldn’t agree more! They say they are Foo dogs but as long as they are not Poo dogs I don’t care a s…!

  102. Doc. Love
    February 1, 2012

    I NOTICED THAT DNO DID NOT MENTION ABOUT THE CHINESE DRAGONS WHICH ARE GUARDING THE BRIDGE.

  103. wow
    February 1, 2012

    Beautiful Bridge !!! love to see improvements in my country!!! next project is the construction of sidewalks in Roseau..Can’t have a beautiful upgraded bridge like this and the sidewalks are terrible. Everything should complement each other..This would really help improve the city physical structure!!
    Again GREAT JOB!!! BEAUTIFUL BRIDGE!!!

    • Malatete
      February 1, 2012

      What do you mean “sidewalks”! That’s too good a word for what is really an “obstacle course”. Where are you Cecil?

      • eyes red
        February 1, 2012

        Woulden’t it be a good idea for the publlic works dept.to be employ in doing things like sidewalks and related works so we can have some Dominicans doing something in the light of this massive project.They need to share the bread, more people would be happy so we can love the PM in the AM.

    • eagles125
      February 1, 2012

      They are planning to fix Roseau and the sidewalks is part of it.

  104. smart
    February 1, 2012

    $8 million for a bridge. SMFH

    • The Real Eagle Eye
      February 1, 2012

      How much should it have cost to get built, $49.95?

    • simply blessed
      February 1, 2012

      “smart” – u acting like is your money they use. be grateful. say “hooray” to development.

    • truth
      February 1, 2012

      doh worry my brother, our children can pay that later man.

    • SMDFH
      February 1, 2012

      Are u an engineer?

    • Paradise Found
      February 1, 2012

      And “Sherlock” how much in your expert opinion you think a bridge like that should cost??

    • Anonymous
      February 1, 2012

      This seems so ridiculous! Maybe is 8 million yuan!!!!

    • big
      February 1, 2012

      yes! 8 million for a bridge. it’s not like the one u have to cross on over the ravine to go at your home.

    • Trey
      February 1, 2012

      When you go to a contractor with a plan for a house and asks for a valuation, does he just give you a cost of material and pays the workers from his pocket?

      How much did the famous fountain cost again?

      • .
        February 1, 2012

        200,000.00 and it was NEVER used!

    • Justice and Truth
      February 1, 2012

      @ Smart

      What did you expect the cost would have been $8.00?
      :twisted: :mrgreen: We are residing in the 21st century in the year 2012.

    • eagles125
      February 1, 2012

      How much you expect it to cost? 8 coconuts, 8 leaves, or 8 stones. Yes it cost that amount because it is a bridge.

    • Anonymous
      February 2, 2012

      Doh cross it nor? I just don’t inderstand , just show a little bit of gratitude smart, or at list if you was smart you would. Please change your name to ‘dumb’ I will be more encouraged to rate your comment ‘Like’ How much you expect for a bridge? jeeeezzzzzz man

    • just a suggestion
      February 2, 2012

      ‘SMART’ – I am no expert by any means, but the bridge spans a large and unpredictable river near where it joins the sea and starts in a very busy and populated area of town. We are not talking about spanning a ravine, just think about the technology, building material and man-power needed. We are always being told how costly it is to fill pot-holes, how much did you think a bridge would cost.

  105. SXM
    February 1, 2012

    WOW DA STEPPING UP GOOD JOB

  106. February 1, 2012

    Very well done, good job.

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