A handful of houses in Roseau’s Hillsborough Street area are about to get a serious paint job.
The Discover Dominica authority (DDA) has disclosed that it will in mid-May focus on enhancing the look of six houses in that part of the city through a “paint- a- thon” exercise, as part of Tourism Awareness Month 2012.
According to Director of Tourism, Colin Piper, the activity is aimed at beautifying buildings in the city with historic and architectural appeal.
He says the houses will be chosen with the assistance of members of SHAPE – the Society of Heritage Preservation and Enhancement.
“We have identified some houses we just need to get the approval from property owners,” Piper indicated.
“We are trying to beautify Roseau in that way, we work with SHAPE to come up with the historic colors so hopefully after the third or fourth year [of doing this] there will be quite a few houses in Roseau displaying those wonderful colors, ” he said.
Volunteer teams from the DDA, the National Bank of Dominica, Harris Paints Limited and Dominica State College students will be among making broad brush strokes to add colour to the capital in that May 19/20 weekend activity.
The Roseau Paint-A-Thon is a new initiative by the Discover Dominica Authority which was first presented last year in partnership with Harris Paints Dominica Ltd with sponsorship from National Bank of Dominica Ltd.
The houses painted during last year’s exercise were located on Cork Street, King George V Street, and Laing Lane.
Those given a that colourful makeover included the home of the late Sir Clarence Seignoret – Dominica’s third President, and the offices of the Dominica National Council of Women.