Relief coming soon for Pointe Michel residents – Blackmoore

Work on a sea protection project for Pointe Michel will begin in March, but negotiations are continuing with the contractor and others involved, Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmoore has revealed.

Residents of the community have long been speaking about the need for a greater defense wall to protect them and their property from huge waves. As it is now, heavy waves often go way beyond the shoreline and onto the road.

Blackmoore told local media Friday, some things were left out in the original project design for the Pointe Michel sea defense wall project.

“The entire village in itself was not provided with protection. We were talking about 750 metres of road and the area that takes you to the boat house before the Champagne area was not protected.

“In 2011, it makes no material sense to protect part of the village. If you were to do that, you would create the impression therefore, that you are more interested in protecting the road than in protecting life and property.”

Once negotiations between the contractor and consultant for the project are finalized, the signing of the contract signaling the start of work should take form and subsequently the actual commencement of labour on the sea defense development towards the end of March, according to Blackmoore.

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20 Comments

  1. dominican abroad
    August 26, 2011

    THAT OLD LAVOTORY HAS BEEN HANGING ,OR LEANING TOWARDS THE SEA FOR OVER 50 YEARS IT IS AN UGLY SITE IN POINTE MICHEL KNOCK IT DOWN PLEASE I WAS A KID SINCE THIS DAME THING BEEN LEANING TOWARDS THE SEA, CAN SOME GOVERNMENT AGENCY DEMOLOSHIS THE DAME 5THING, OR ELS WHEN I COME HOME I WILL HIRE A COMPANY TO PUSH THAT DAM THING TO THE SEA.

  2. dominican abroad
    August 26, 2011

    PTE MITCHEL MOVE THEM HOUSES TO HIGHER GROUND AND WIDEN THE ROAD MA FLOSIE MR B-SET TALL BOY AND THEM PEOPLE MOVE UP INLAND , MOVE THEM OLD BOULDING , AND WIDEN THE ROAD MAN MOVE TO POREE , MOWADAY , SHAPINEY ,GOMER, EXTRA.

  3. de caribbean change, BBA, MBA, CPA
    February 28, 2011

    From Lot Bor to Sibouli, including sea-walls, entire village road reconstruction, drainage, sidewalks, pushing the sea further out, guttering, secondary roads re-paving, and road signs, and demolishing the old lavatories by the bayside, an ugly and disgusting site – we need a clean beach, and crystal-blue sea water in Pointe-Michel. Thank You.

  4. Diaspora/Dominican
    February 27, 2011

    Something I would like to know why is TimTim is out there trying to convince Dominicans that Dominica needs a state of the art Presidential house when we dont have a state of the art Hospital ,why doesnt TimTim try to explain to us what does he have for a proper hospital on the Island.
    The Govt speak about night landing God forbid their should be an accident what will happen to the passengers that get hurt what will TimTim do I would suggest that he should take his portfolio more seriously that’s what the people need not the trash he is dishing out he is the Health Minister so if he cannot perform his duties he should get out.
    TimTim would like to get his hands on the $27 millons so by taking time out to spin the concept he’s hopping the PM would consider him as acting PM the next time he goes out of the Island.
    Wasnt TimTim the same UWP finance minister that the PM and his party said was corrupt

  5. DeDe
    February 27, 2011

    To move them houses might be really hard….they need to push back the sea and start soon before the hurricane season…..them houses too close to the sea….one big wave and that is it

  6. Uk Dca
    February 27, 2011

    Am waiting to see because March is near..It took that long for them to realize that the Point Michel road need urgent attention!!!
    I was in Dominica in 2008 and there was a storm, the road got damage, big hole in the middle of the road, no street lights and what happen?? some guy end up in that hole with his motor bike. I bet that hole is still there…so am waiting for the ending of March to hear what’s going to happen Mr Blackmoore!!!

  7. justice
    February 26, 2011

    at last i thought allu would wait until some thing really bad happen to these innocent ppl living down there have money doing all kinda co-shon-ney.

  8. warrington
    February 26, 2011

    you mean is so the road stay there nah well well if you see vielle case road that sweet i flying now when i going there

  9. one one coco full basket
    February 26, 2011

    divert d road

  10. lapwet..finish..........
    February 26, 2011

    make those pointe michel boys work on the road..provide jobs………….for the local villages and the drug driven youth dem……………………doe give d job to an overseas contractor…………….provide jobs.

    • Anonymous
      February 28, 2011

      giving a job to an overseas contractor does not mean that the ppl of pointe michel will not get work…sometimes i just wonder why u ppl come on here with u all stupid talks…oh please man

  11. Charmer
    February 25, 2011

    That’s all good Mr Blackmore, relief for the folks of Pointe Michel, but will we be getting another entry/exit route for Portsmouth? Is that included in the Chinese project? I understood that the proposed road and bridge through Sugarloaf was omitted.

  12. corncern Dominican living n America
    February 25, 2011

    I am from Pointe Michel living in America , I am very happy for the good news.And i am happy that the villages will get work.Thank you Lord.

  13. Brain Damage
    February 25, 2011

    Mr. Minister,it’s great that you have given hid to the dilapidated road at La Pointe.
    The posted picture of the road on DNO really made a wake up call!

    • Dominica's Child
      February 27, 2011

      Brian Damage how sad your brain got damaged. Is it a reflection of your inability to think straight?

      How would the minister, because he saw or read an article on DNO finally came out and said he will repair the road starting in March. Isn’t it fair to conclude that plans were afoot to put a Seawall in place before this article was written?

      Are you telling the Dominican public that had you been the Minister, you would repair that section of road without engineering advice and without a long term plan to ensure that the right thing is done? Are you suggesting that that portion of road require only some tarrish and cement or colas and it would be ok?

      It must be obvious to all and sundry (save you) that plans had been drawn and negotiation concluded that’s why the minister made that statement and that it has nothing to do with DNO’s article.

      Since your brain is so badly damaged kindly consult with people with no brain damage before posting any other blog.

    • Anonymous
      February 28, 2011

      oh please…the pic had nothing to do with that…they were alway going to do what was needed…u please sick

  14. ONE LOVE
    February 25, 2011

    8-O who’s the contractor??

  15. wow
    February 25, 2011

    please remove these houses from this area one at a time. that’s what needs to be done. also for the west coast road project. skip mahoe and stjoe and evacuate the houses one ar two at a time. our roads need widening.

    • Cure
      February 25, 2011

      Exactly!! I bet not one of those houses built so close to the road/sea were subject to any proper local council planning.

      • Kalinago in NY
        February 26, 2011

        ‘they need to push back the sea and all

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