Pointe Michel Sea Defense Project nearing completion

Construction of the project earlier this year

Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmoore has said the Point Michel Sea Defense project, now nearing completion, will totally transform the lives of the people in the area.

The project, worth $22-million, includes road development and construction of a 720-metre sea defense wall.

Blackmoore said what is left to be done on the project are road markings, signage and construction of four vending booths in the area locally dubbed ‘Hollywood.’

“We have finished the estimates and very soon we will be engaging contractors to construct the vending booths. What we want to do in standardize the manner in which vending is done and to transform the physical landscape in the Point Michel area,” he explained.

Blackmoore continued, “The lives of the people will be totally transformed.”

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  1. Tanty Merle
    September 1, 2012

    boo hoo up to now they haven’t fix the road i have been leaving there for over a year i left and the road still have been built. :-? :evil: :idea: :-|

  2. lapwet
    August 30, 2012

    Everyone from overseas is quite impressed about the new road, but what about the people from the siboulie area? the PM came to the community Hall and showed us a plan saying that the wall would go to the end of the village and it stopped short of that. Even the contracters are afraid for us in that area in the event of a storm or Hurricane. They have pushed the sea back from the beginning of the village where do you all think the sea will go when it gets ruff. I feel sorry for the people or us in that area. Just when the little storm issacc came the sea was already in the road and everyone leaving on the bayfront who did not have their personal wall moved. Right now the people of hollywood look at it as a sewo spot but it should really be a protectection for the people and not a sewo spot. I personally is very disappointed that the government did not honer his words and complete the project .

  3. Pleased in La Pwte
    August 28, 2012

    Great job! I cannot stop admiring it. I still can’t believe that this road is in Pte. Michel. It has transformed the coastal part of Pte. Michel totally. Whenever I am on the road, I feel that I am in a developed foreign country. Thank you! Thank You! Thank You!

  4. "O" STRESS!
    August 28, 2012

    Well is now sewo start 24/7 none stop people have your own conconay {Fish Night} I In that!

  5. new york
    August 28, 2012

    stluck what u know

    • August 29, 2012

      @ New York, shut the hell off, likewise yourself what do you know?, and what really is your point?. My answer to your question is that i definitely know more that you will ever know dummy

      What you need to do is make a valuable comment, the issue is not about me as a person, it’s about my community, I do have my constitutional right to express it and say what I know regarding issues affecting me and others in my community and any other communities in Dominica

      • Tanty Merle
        September 1, 2012

        girl i agree

  6. Teacher
    August 28, 2012

    I agree 100% with “Observer”. I recently returned from vacation in Dominica, and I took pictures of the road – it’s already paved!! I was very impressed with the results of all that hard work. Ken Richards works for DNO. He lives in Pointe Michel. Bro, please stop to take a few pictures to share with us, nuh??
    I also questioned why a Public Toilet was constructed in the middle of the road??

    ADMIN: Ken Richards no longer works at DNO.

  7. Mamizoo
    August 28, 2012

    A worthy project. I congratulate the government for this achievement. Good job.

  8. Observer
    August 28, 2012

    Some up-to-date pictures showing the current progress would be more appreciated. Surely someone in the area has a digital camera or phone that can take pictures and send to DNO if it is too difficult for DNO to get down there themselves. I would do it but I’m 1000’s of miles away from Pte Michel.

  9. Nudibranch
    August 28, 2012

    great job!!! give yourself a pat on the back. sadly the majority of the drivers utilizing the area do not know what the “Blue P” along the seawall is for, and it’s back to single lane traffic. Please have the police come and educate road users as to how to park, and where, and if necessary issue a few tickets to those who feel parking badly or incorrectly impinges upon their time at the bar.

    • Dominicanpearl2
      September 8, 2012

      Well parking was not bad, That is DA. That steam fish and fried breadfruit is to die for. Simply delicious. I’m not from Pte Michel, but I support all developent in DA.

  10. De eyes
    August 28, 2012

    The new road for The people of Pte.Michel looks good.But,what’s up with the toilet? It’s a big eye sore.Don’t tell me they could not get another spot to put it.The planning should have been better.

    • flower
      August 28, 2012

      You all wants every thing at once. Put an updated toilet, you all will destroy it in a day.

      • August 28, 2012

        They need to remove this toilet, this is nasty only in Dominica one will see toilets on the side of the road, these toilets were built many years ago, because in those days not too many people had toilet, and these pit toilets were built all over close to the sea where all the nastiness is dump

        The village is developed and this smelling thing the council need to demolish this toilet thing all along the road side in DA should be a thing of the past period, this thing smell too bad rain or sun

        Imagine swimming in the sea and seeing all the nastiness swimming with you, ,

    • August 28, 2012

      Man these toilets along the roads in DA need to go, in this day and age when villages are being developed new structures, mansions, homes with swimming pools why have these eye sores all over the place, even worst close to the sea, this is not a good tourist attraction, them pit toilet thing you do not even see them on farms in other countries

      Each and every home owner in DA should install flushing toilets in their homes, the days for pit toilets are gone, we do not need Christopher Columbus to revisit DA and see them stuff still in existing

  11. loveable
    August 28, 2012


  12. Kadaffi
    August 28, 2012

    Kadaffi worked on the site,benefitted from direct employment. His family has property that has been protected by this very important social development project. The football boss’ property has alsobeen secured against heavy seas. Others too have benefitted. Yet still Kadafi and Fafa is inviting the Dominican public to come see – a seawall they say (yo di) they building. What sea wall? They asked in derision.

    Somethings’ happening (has happened)in the Soufriere Constituency. Those of us who grew up in Poree and Union estate cannot even recognize some of the spots. Roads, mansions and bungalows show a very visible sign of a growing low-middle class people.

    • Ms Charles
      August 28, 2012

      What are you implying? Was’nt the job open to all. Doesn’t every one has his or her freedom of speech.

      This comment of yours is of VERY POOR TASTE. MS *********

      Good to know that you see yourself as a and I quote ” low-middle class people ”

      Stop hidding behind fake names. write you real name.

      • Dominicanpearl2
        August 28, 2012

        I praise the development and progress. I was there in November. People, I tell you I know Dominica. My only fear that the wall was not high enough. However, there are a lot of big rocks behind it to break the waves. Come on people, one thing at a time. The toilets will be addressed as we progress. Rome was not built in a day. All positive, no negative.

    • August 28, 2012

      Wow, man if you want to see and news spread, just go to Fafa down by the ravine and on Fafa facebook page, you don’t need a radio nor a microphone, fafa will spread it for you left right and centre, she known everyone business in La Pwent and surrounding, she is known as the beff lady

  13. Me
    August 28, 2012

    That was a Very Good job! Congrats to you all

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