New police station for La Plaine

Officials sign the contract for the new police station. GIS photo
Officials sign the contract for the new police station. GIS photo

Work will begin soon on the construction of a new Police Station in La Plaine.

The contractual agreement for the $3.2-million dollar was signed on Monday during a ceremony at the Ministry of Finance.

Contractors AK Henderson Ltd. has 47 weeks to complete the two-story building which will include a Magistrates Court and Inspectors Quarters.

“The new Police Station and Magistrates Court at La Plaine is a major piece of infrastructural development and an important facility for the wider community,” Minister of National Security, Charles Savarin, said. “Apart from the jobs which its construction will create, it will provide comfortable accommodation for the strong police presence and increased level of security in the community of La Plaine and the surrounding areas served by the La Plaine Police Station.”

Earlier this year, a $3.6-million dollar police station was opened in Grand Bay.

Last year the Marigot Police Station was refurbished at a cost of $274,000.

Work is currently ongoing on the $2.7-million police station in Calibishie.

“The construction of these facilities is a clear testament that this Government led by the Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit is committed to providing the police with the facilities they need to carry out their functions and ensuring the safety and security of all our people, residents and visitors alike,” Savarin said.

The La Plaine Police Station was designed by Roderick Royer and Hakim Dangleben of the Ministry of Public Works.

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56 Comments

  1. NKRUMAH KWAME
    September 6, 2013

    If you always do what you did, then you will always get what you got!!

  2. lord help us
    September 5, 2013

    Since I’ve known myself I’ve always known La Plaine to have a police station. So for them to $3.2 million dollars on either a completely new one or for renovation work on the existing one, cannot be seen and should never be seen as development as echoed by Savrin.
    While I am not against police or new police stations, based on the nature of crimes taking place in Dominica these days, most of them take place in tongues/villages that have a police station. In fact more of them happen in villages with police station than in those that do not have one. That tells me erecting police station just by itself is definitely not the answer and definitely not part of development.
    If the government wants to boast of development, they need to think of creating employment for our young people that left high school/college and have nothing to turn to as a future. They need to look for ways to resurrect agriculture which they so successfully killed, find ways to resurrect sports especially cricket that is dead all over Dominica, and last but not list, they need to lead by example. By this I mean they need to respect the laws of Dominica and set a good example for others to follow such as what we saw in Ms. Charles, Mr. Sorando, Mr. Dyer, Mr. Ron Green, Mr Prevost, Mr. James, Ms. Bellony, and others which seem to have taken a very long vacation under this administration.

  3. September 5, 2013

    yes eii you ghuys to stupid with your polictics skerrit is the boss and all you die he will stay there. :-D :-D

  4. poor labour child
    September 5, 2013

    Colihaut need one too we seem to be an illigitmate child of Skerritt although last election we say we not voting Toulon is Skerritt we voting he has never turned and attend to us. But election will come again

  5. inspector R
    September 5, 2013

    we would rather a appreciate a proper sporting facility and some form of educational program that will assist young ppl on the south east who have fall short,,
    what we need is trained and skilled young people on the east,,
    NOT A CELL BLOCK TO HOUSE THEM,

    • Justice and Truth
      September 5, 2013

      If they attend school from elementary to high school, take their studies seriously and graduate, they could also study a skill. This is where it all begins to adulthood and obtaining a job as also a skilled one.

  6. adana
    September 5, 2013

    we need one penville too

  7. Do Not edit
    September 5, 2013

    I also agree with some of the other statements. It does go hand in hand, invest in the population help them develop their skills keep the youth preoccupied with positive vibes keep them out of trouble.

  8. Do Not edit
    September 5, 2013

    Very nice, more and being done by locals. Good I’ll say so when yall do good and hit yall hard when yall do bad.

  9. APACHE
    September 5, 2013

    SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS

  10. Dominican
    September 5, 2013

    Charity begin at home. Let parents take full responsibility for their children’s up bringing, because youths are unemployed that does not give one the right to offend.
    Look around you this is global big countries like the UK and America are experiencing the same issues. Rome was not built in a day, and besides is not what allyu decide should be priority should be, we need to safeguard people including the moaners like you guys so therefore upgrading police station is a start.
    Don’t get me wrong I do believe that the Gov need to recognise a need for day activities for young people eg a stadium etc but need to assemble funds first.Are you people aware that no Gov in the world do not have a money pot they borrow Should the DWP come in where are we going to get all the money for the big ideas and goals that they are aiming for

    • Top cop
      September 5, 2013

      De same way de other parties got money for projects they will get don’t be fooled

      • Justice and Truth
        September 5, 2013

        Some of you do not know anything just as much as you do not think. Every country, big and small is experiencing these problems. The big ones have poor people, uneducated and unemployed ones. Some are on welfare and are also sick people; not only the aged.
        In those countries they also cut costs as vital services and hospital ones. Businesses are also laying off.
        In time, those countries, the money lenders, may run out of money and not have any to give smaller countries.
        Have you ever considered, the money they give to smaller countries is money that they borrowed from the banks as the Caribbean Bank and World Bank and others? This should be considered.
        The world is not getting better. Worse yet as people become more godless and immoral and immoral laws are instituted in those lands. It is as if God is angry (I do believe that) and has turned his back on them, the godless and lawless as He is patient with them. What has God got in common with his enemies?
        As heard on U.S. Catholic Radio, someone said: “God does not talk to his enemies.” :) I love that!
        God has said: “I know the plans I have for you. A plan for your welfare, for your good…”
        Our Lord said: “Come to Me all you who are weary and heavy-laden and I will give you rest…”
        Those who ignore God and expect all good things to happen to them and consistently so, they better think again. It is time for them to examine their conscience and change their hearts.
        People must help themselves and not depend on others for help. The children must be taught discipline and to be obedient, to remain in school and study for a future career. Tell them to go to church and pray to God.
        If you are a Christian and a practicing one at that, you should know what is the cause of the economical ailment and the woes of the world. It is contained in the hearts of people who have rejected God. Do not expect the situation to get better as some people of the world are becoming worse.

  11. Aye
    September 5, 2013

    Why are these buildings costing so much money?

    • Top cop
      September 5, 2013

      De minister have to get his share that’s why

    • Justice and Truth
      September 5, 2013

      There is an answer. Today, in the 21st century, the year 2013, everything costs more. As the years progress, it will cost more, unless you expect it to be built as an empty match box. Those who are matured and enlightened know this. Why do you not? Are you a baby or underage?

  12. big
    September 5, 2013

    stupes

  13. Glo Chaud
    September 4, 2013

    Interesting Statements Savarin….Allu proving that this government is not worth its salt because you all have a greater need for police stations than schools and sporting facilities for the youth. Spend 200 thousand of that amount on the Goodwill Secondary school building and a playground/sporting facility for youth in Roseau so I can get to sit in the gardens without a ball of some sort gunning for my head. Rememeber this song from LUcky dube….building prisons are we?

  14. Rule
    September 4, 2013

    We the Laplaine people will not be fooled by this announcement. This is a trend that we are very familiar with by now, and our eyes have opened.

    • I DIE NU
      September 5, 2013

      If you LaPlaine “UW-Peas” eyes were really opened you all would have seen how backward you all are getting, brainwashed by the one you all adore who have done nothing tangible but political chaos in the community.

    • I DIE NU
      September 5, 2013

      LaPlaine used to be;even was considered the third Capital once upon a time.But since That Alliance thing(and we know who introduced it)was introduced in LaPlaine,the place has turned upside down.It’s only greed and jealousy and political hatred and division.They are so brain washed by RUN and empty promises.

  15. Anonymous
    September 4, 2013

    They don’t build no schools anymore….All the build is prison, prison.

    • headmaster
      September 6, 2013

      show me where the prison was built, monkey.

  16. September 4, 2013

    Be grateful. No matter the time; the station and Magistrate’s court is something that the village needed. its now up to the people to see this s bribery or something that they need and are now gettng it. Election is one day; the police station will serve for much longer.

  17. Pedro
    September 4, 2013

    Where is the secondary school for Laplaine. Frustrate the Youth and then jail them.

    • I DIE NU
      September 5, 2013

      You asking for the secondary school for LaPlaine?Go and ask Run.UWP take it a put in Castle Bruce.

  18. Anonymous
    September 4, 2013

    The government purchase a piece of property many , many years ago at pte Michel to build a fire station , and a police station and that land is sitting there, goats , cows, and every body is throwing trash there while the current police station is being rented from a locale person who own that that house they currently operate from ,that money could have build a hundred police , and fire station in pte Michel, some one take note, a concern citizen.

  19. UDOHREADYET
    September 4, 2013

    As long as it’s a REAL Police station they’re building in Laplaine then nobody fooling anybody!get your facts straight!
    DNO C’est pas La plaine is one word Laplaine for short LA.
    thanks you Skerro n good night!

  20. Jennifer
    September 4, 2013

    Is not today . That com back again In news well you can see election is around the corner. Some where

  21. b
    September 4, 2013

    I hope people were allowed to bid for that project

  22. Ive
    September 4, 2013

    honestly i think this money should be spent on education , arts and culture. this government does not know how to prioterize

    • I DIE NU
      September 5, 2013

      What did UWP do for LA?

      • ChooPs
        September 7, 2013

        the question is what UWP do, they have a new team supposedly ready for action and a new head, stop looking at the past

  23. melody
    September 4, 2013

    – Daddy Skerrit, I hungry…
    – Ohhh you hungry… Eat the police station.

    • headmaster
      September 6, 2013

      well myboy nuff ripefig wasting under people garden so help yourself

  24. Sing!
    September 4, 2013

    I cant eat concrete…

  25. look jokes
    September 4, 2013

    “The construction of these facilities is a clear testament that this Government led by the Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit is committed to providing the police with the facilities they need to carry out their functions and ensuring the safety and security of all our people, residents and visitors alike,” Savarin said. – – – REALLY??!?!? What about recreational grounds for the youth to spend their time and develop their skills. Instead allu fixing place to house them when they get frustrated? well is frustration allu building in people so BRAVO! hahaha, look jokes.

    • love dominica
      September 4, 2013

      SO TRUE!!!

    • UDOHREADYET
      September 4, 2013

      You haven’t been to LA, we have 2 Savannas, basketball courts, Largest Health center on the east coast, etc etc. what the youth need is a little movie theater, a library and a chill spot that doesn’t sell alcohol, all that is the responsibility of the community not the government.

    • Grand Bay Girl
      September 4, 2013

      What about protecting the country? but what can this Administration do that some will say even if
      Idont like the politics but that is a good move.Y?
      Y? cant we say that

    • is tru
      September 5, 2013

      I back you 100% Up till last night I see two school related news stories. One of them talked about the upkeep and maintenance and fixtures that needed to be made to a particular school in the East. All those people who hated the comment are not really for country development.

    • inspector
      September 6, 2013

      So wait, is youth alone that in dominica man, the gov should only focus on youth, what about the police officers, what are they, animals?, the are human just like the youth and them, and when the youths go and do the dam foolishness, like damaging the confidence of the visitors to dominica by robbing and raping them, what the police suppose to do/, just sit back and say is faustrated they faustrated, all you dominicans behave like some real moomoo.

  26. Doc. Love
    September 4, 2013

    With all the alleged curruption in Government, they can build as many Police Stations as they wish , they cannot be for the designated United Workers Party Ministers of Government. :lol:

  27. Lougaoo Mem
    September 4, 2013

    Reminds me of Grand Bay wee!

  28. ?
    September 4, 2013

    True da t

  29. reader
    September 4, 2013

    But yes, all kind of projects will start now to fool the short memory people.but one thing i know i cannot eat police station, nor is that employment for the youth. But , he right u know, the police have to get proper housing, because they are overworked due to the rise in crime and theft–which is due to little or no jobs.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 4, 2013

      You missed the point. You are blaming it totally on little or no jobs? Obviously you have not given this a good thought prior to making this statement. Place the blame where it belongs. You lack enlightenment.
      Due to godlessness, heartlessness, non-caring people without a conscience, avarice and envy for the possessions of others, these are a few contributing factors for the rise in crimes and among young people. These are the reasons for construction of new police stations.

      • Da New York
        September 5, 2013

        JUTICE AND Truth you too bias.give Dominicians a BREAK to comment they are the ones who feel the heat. If things are sooo good in DA why don’t you go back home? You seem to be such a PERFECT CHRISTIAN and yet you support CORRUPTION.

  30. read mee
    September 4, 2013

    Elections is around the corner so now we are hearing of all those projects. Be wise people of Laplaine.

    • Shameless
      September 4, 2013

      Thank you Skerro but too little too late. Just in case you forgot, I want to remind you that “Change Must Come” and that will be very, berry, very soon.

      Assertive, NOT Agressive! :twisted:

      • I DIE NU
        September 5, 2013

        RUN already brain wash them.What was done for them or was left for them?Nada!But a dividedcommunity with political hatred.

    • Die Hard
      September 4, 2013

      You expect everything to build in one year. Things are done in stages. If you don’t have anything to say keep your mouth shut

      • I DIE NU
        September 5, 2013

        So you admite everything cannot be built in one year and must be done in stages.But according to you ALL “UW-Peas” want the PM to do everthing in one day.Wicked set of arrogant ignorant set of people you ALL are.

    • I DIE NU
      September 4, 2013

      Ron already brainwash them?What he do for them or left them with?Nada!Just a divided community with political hatred.

      • Da New York
        September 5, 2013

        Stop sounding like a broken record. You expect every one in Dominica to support your GOD Skerrit

    • Ziki
      September 4, 2013

      You forgetting UWP had broken ground all over Dominica in January 2000 with pipe-dream projects that never saw the light of day.

      It even have a song on them. :mrgreen:

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