Over half a million dollars go to Thibaud road rehabilitation

One of the contracts being signed

Prime Minister and MP for the Vieille Case Constituency, Roosevelt Skerrit, has approved funds for road rehabilitation project Thibaud to the tune of E.C. $542,656.25.

Selected to facilitate the construction processes of 400 meters of road rehabilitation between Zabicor and Gommier Junction in Thibaud, are contractors Gregory Massicot and Francis Alex George who both received an even split of the funds.

Speaking at the contract signing ceremony at the Vieille Case Credit Union Hall on April 20th 2017, Skerrit said that “significant sums of money” have been spent in the constituency to improve the infrastructure.

“When you needed it, we have been able to improve on it, and so, recently we have completed the Tiere Ravine road, we reinstated the entire road. We’ve built roads for the farmers and even down to the Tourism Centre, we have improved the access,” he said.

He said that the target is to reinstate all of the roads within the Vieille Case constituency by the end of 2017.

“Every single road in the entire constituency will be redone by the end of 2017,” he affirmed.

Skerrit solicits the contractors to “recognize diligence” in the work that they do because the roads are to the benefit of everyone.

“The works must be done properly and to the satisfaction of the Ministry of Public Works. After all, this is our road. It is not Skerrit’s road, but it our road. It is not the government’s road, it is our road. If the road is bad, we will all be driving on the bad road, but if it is improved we will all be making good use of it,” he said.

Other plans for infrastructure include a retaining wall in the community, and also the complete reinstatement of the road going from the “main road to the home of Arthur Massicot.”

“The estimates are there. We did not have the time to prepare the contractors to sign these two, but there will be contracts and two local contractors to build those two pieces of infrastructure,” Skerrit remarked.

Meanwhile, Senior Engineer at the Ministry of Public Works and Ports, Dwight Lewis, said that each contract will take approximately five weeks to be completed and he advised that certain steps be taken during that time period.

“I wish to advise the contractors that the contract values include work specification and the Ministry of Public Works along with the (Vieille Case Village) council will undertake frequent supervision of these works,” Lewis remarked.

 

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14 Comments

  1. mine
    April 23, 2017

    Of all people Gregory. WOW

    • Itassi
      April 24, 2017

      AND……What is your point?

    • Selfish
      April 24, 2017

      You wanted it or what? The man is practically the best in his trade in the area so why not? If you or someone you know can do the job better, you or whoever would have gotten the job. Experience, okay? Stop the jealousy. It’s 2017.

  2. laughing
    April 22, 2017

    So, Scare-it by himself is de congress? He alone appropriate funds for everything? So where is the “gov-we-ment of Dominica? Dominicans should form a government – As i see it there is no government in DA. :twisted:

  3. concern citizen
    April 22, 2017

    I am happy because I must say GOD bless LENNOX LINTON because in the 16 years of the LABOUR party in power it’s the first time in the history of DOMINICA that such thing is happening and all that is because of January first 2017 on the CBS program with the honourable Lennox Linton God bless this man
    and what I’m seeing is that he is a little 2 advance for D/ca, he is a head of his time

  4. Lala
    April 22, 2017

    Hmm isn’t that almost the amount that was given to Bellevue Choin? Those numbers..

  5. CONSCIOUS
    April 21, 2017

    Where are all this money coming from. Money is being vomited all over the place. Lenox really squeeze them hard.

  6. only time will tell
    April 21, 2017

    this days just say millions and some DOM-IN-CANS head going lol sorry for them

    • NUWPl
      April 21, 2017

      Well all u said the country bankrupt tea so we showing all u how much all u lying

  7. April 21, 2017

    Please be mindful of the other villages with tremendous Agricultural potential – where farm road rehabilitation lack there of —- as a result, they can generate revenues across the board — not only for their families and Constituencies, but can add significantly to Dominica’s Economy in general!!!!

  8. star
    April 21, 2017

    millions popping up everywhere… im not sure if i should be happy or sad

  9. Fake News
    April 21, 2017

    DNO these things are very disturbing because Dominica belongs to all of us and therefore we should hire the best we have to get the best result since it is our money. DNO, it’s ok to report Skerrit’s propaganda and corrupt news but it would be good to tell us about the contractors and their resume. For example these guys are not known to have constructed anything in Dominica let alone road. Gregory Massicot is a well known very close friend of PM Skerrit and he is alleged to be a secret business partner of the pM. In other words, giving him such project is like the pm giving himself a government project. This thing hurts man and seeing ‘Swallow’ in picture with him during the signing hurts even more because this so alled Christian knows better. What gross evil!!

    • Da4real
      April 21, 2017

      Firstly swallow is no Christian. He is a church goer.huge difference between a Christian and church goer swallow is a pure manipulator. Secondly Gregory is no engineer..why is he building roads? What is truly going on in Dominica? In addition where was all this money hidden? All of a sudden so many projects are going on? Wage freeze for civil servants yet so much money is been dumped into peoples lap… God help this nation

      • Itassi
        April 24, 2017

        But i really don’t understand u. To prevent him from getting the job you should have objected or further more you should have tendered for it. Next time please let the authorities know who is the best man for the job. Anyways he done get it already. I hope you will have no reason to ride on the road when it is completed.
        He did not build the state house or the hospital or financial center but I know he built your mama’s toilet. And she has no complains, she flushes with ease.

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