Resource Center for Wesley

PM Skerrit and MP Shillingford break ground for the new centre
PM Skerrit and MP Shillingford break ground for the new centre

A promise made to Wesley residents was fulfilled on Friday October 17th with the ground breaking ceremony of the Wesley Resource Centre in Mopo, Wesley.

The occasion, which Council Chairman, Matthew Prince described as a reason to be happy, was attended by Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit.

Skerrit’s remarks to residents were simple – all Government wants is for the facility to well-utilised for the good of all.

“We go to parts of the country and people request [projects],” he said. “We deliver and they do not make use of it. People complain that there are no sidewalks in some parts, we build sidewalks and people walk in the middle of the road. So, if you have said to us that you need a resource centre, a promise was made to deliver it to you by the grace of God- and we must say thanks to God for that- we have to make use of it. I would like to come back to Wesley and see that you are making use of these facilities,” the Prime Minister said.

He added that the full utilisation of the resource centre is a way of showing gratitude. The Prime Minister also asked residents to take ownership of the centre.

“Whatever the Government does or builds, it is doing so for you. It is not a ‘Government facility’ but a facility belonging to the people of Wesley,” he said.

He also suggested that the service of outgoing Parliamentary Representative and former educator, Gloria Shillingford be recognised by naming the resource centre after her.

On Friday, Shillingford was only too pleased that yet another promise was fulfilled for her people.

“This is the same Government, the same working Labour Party Government which has brought this,” she said. “Even if it is a CDB project, it has to go through all sorts of things, it has to go to Cabinet and if Cabinet says it is not something that should be done, it will not be given the ok. So we have to thank the Government for being able to bring this project to Wesley. It is the same Government that persons say is not working; Labour ka twavay.”

The $580,000 Wesley Resource Centre is being funded by the Government of Dominica, the Basic Needs Trust Fund and the Caribbean Development Bank.

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  1. famalay
    October 23, 2014

    santa comein to Wesley de man all in red teacher glo in white u can c de teacher takeing a back step

  2. Dominican
    October 23, 2014

    Skerrit you even taking CDB funded project and making political mileage with it…. Yes iiii The nerve of the man.

    I should buy some new shoes by LEE UNIT and invite you to break ground on it…! RUBBISHHH…!

  3. truthman
    October 23, 2014

    is there a criteria for naming things after people? the pm just going around naming things after people like he mad. we have schools name after douglas and charles and he still want to name the airport after them. But one thing is for sure pm nothing will be named after you oh i lie we going to name the prison after you because thats where you going to spend the rest of your life for corruption.

  4. Anonymous
    October 23, 2014

    We need to stop this dirty politicking especially with international agencies. This project is sponsored by the Caribbean Development Bank through the Basic Needs Trust Fund. CDB does not believe in ground breakings for its projects. It would be sad if we loose all for all because of our foolishness and stupid political games. Be warned

  5. eh beh
    October 23, 2014


    and labour your thoughts is that you have to do something to get that vote. go to hell labour. we are voting the saw. this year the entire north of the island will be smart people. we will make a good choice. we will vote the saw.

  6. Hay Hey! Look Beff!
    October 23, 2014

    D promise was from when? Teacher Glo is so they do you? All the time you there and promise, is now as election coming, and you not going to be there, the ground breaking? Alas Teacher Glo. They shouldn’t do you that.

  7. Anonymous
    October 22, 2014

    Only two people breaking grounds to establish a resource center where are the people of Wesley U can fool the people some times but u cannot full the people all the time

  8. wesley, florida
    October 22, 2014

    wow, so much has changed Glorida was such a educated woman.

  9. Anonymous
    October 22, 2014

    All of a sudden hmm people do not be fooled. all those teacher Glo was minister for community development and social service, a resource center should be build long time. All now she should be replacing the computers and so no not breaking grounds. Awah and those people want to tell me they care, care for what, for self only

    • October 22, 2014

      I thought Gloria was a very educated person but she showed me other wise I never ever believed she would allow herself to be the laughing stock of Wesley her Boss set her up real good, People of Wesley Skerrit told you all I don’t want your choice of candidate and he showed you guys how little he cared, so he bring A.Benjamin (uneducated) and shove her down your throats . So don’t give him a pat on the back because he came with a Resource Centre begging for your votes.
      One thing I know about Wesley people they cannot be bought but take the center it’s tax payers money take it and vote all of them out election day, send a message to Skerrit and Benjamin that you had enough take back your pride.. CHANGE IS A MUST and thing of your children future.

      • Francisco Telemaque
        October 23, 2014

        Well, she is indeed academically educated; okay give her credit for that, all of her brothers and sisters, including Evans Dods, the one called Rev. Dodds, even Desmond, if you are from and you are less than fifty years old you will not know Desmond, and her sister Retha, also a former school teacher, she and Desmond immigrated to England in the late 1950’s.

        There is another sister Verond, married to another Rev. Edwards, all from Wesley all their children turned out to be lightening smart, Veron has a daughter practicing law here in the United States.

        Cyrus also a former school principal is very smart, Cyrus have a son, perhaps he is one of the smartest to be born in Wesley, I will not get into his situation. that is for another place and time.

        Gloria actually discredited herself when she involved herself into politics; politics can be a vicious, rootless thing which the players are easily destroyed, that is Gloria’s problem at the moment. Had it not been for the people of Wesley, and Woodford Hill who demanded that Gloria should be their representative five years ago, Skerrit would not have placed her on the ballet; in the first place the cabal thought that Gloria was too old be the representative.

        I do not want to talk, but when people like to be in things this is what usually happens to them. Gloria have no political power, to do anything, Skerrit calls the shots, where and who gets what and when! He used Gloria and took her and the people of Wesley for granted; nevertheless, if she has no power, that means she is handicap, and politically unable to deliver anything to her constituencies. If my cousin the one they say I (doh know how to spell her name), win the seat for Skerrit, she will be simply taking up space, because Skerrit will not allow her to do anything on her own, as a matter of fact she will be more handicap than her out going cousin.

        In any event though I critique Gloria, it would be a mistake for anyone to under estimate educational background, and intelligence, all that happen is that she put herself in the wrong business at the wrong time. They say who cant hear will feel, my other cousin going to learn a very heard lesson she will regret, and that will be her fault.

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  10. De Real 1
    October 22, 2014

    Labour Ka Twavay!!!

  11. go to hell
    October 22, 2014

    no sense just posing

  12. Youth
    October 22, 2014

    Mr P M. Establishing a Resource Centre for Wesley is very good, its not a personal thing, you are in charge so Wesley has to benefit by all means; but don’t think that you or Gloria can buy us out with a Resource Centre. We are smarter than that! We are going with Bazil all the way!

    October 22, 2014

    i wonder if they realize the people of DOMINICA are not falling for their bull anymore,for years you and your goones thought we were too dom to understand what was goin on so all u ride our backs like jack a,now thanks to TEAM DOMINICA and LENNOX LINTON our eyes are now open and we can see what you really thought of us,no more will we be fooled or lied to,you will not ride our backs anymore change is here and its a most,we will take all you give us now its ours we paid for it thanks for giving us whats rightfully ours but its time for you to go.

  14. Francisco Telemaque
    October 22, 2014

    Cousin Gloria, I am shocked that in your old retirement age, you have decided to make a complete fool of yourself standing next to Skerrit talking rubbish about Resource Center!

    What purpose is this so called center going to serve your people, your relatives in the village of Wesley; I suspect none whatsoever. Resource Center is just another name; what form of resources will it provide, or generate to the people of Wesley? You have once too many times made yourself a pappy-show, how many jobs will this empty building when it is completed provide to the people of Wesley?

    The definition of “Resource” could mean a natural source of wealth, or revenue: again it means something one turns to in the absence of the usual means, or source of supply, hence we arrive at the term “resource center!”

    This day if anything, you should be proudly standing next to Skerrit’s in an opening ceremony of the unfinished Moroccan Hotel built in Portsmouth, Skerrit overlooked Wesley for that project; no wonder that Hotel will never be completed, at least not while you and Skerrit, and the Labor Party have your tentacles all over the country holding Dominicans hostage, and in bondage.

    Based on the shabby attire both you and Skerrit are dressed in while you pretend that you are local, dressed as a Wesley farmer; I hope that ploy will not influence their vote, that is a show, it is a gimmick you and Skerrit devised to fool the weak in mind of Wesley to feel sorry for Skerrit, and vote for him. His rubbish talk about sidewalk built and people walk in the in center of street is simple hogwash!

    The solid sidewalks that should be built in Wesley is the International Airport, the UWP was building in the back woods of Wesley, the one which Ralph Gonzales told Skerrit Dominica does not need, by the same token he Ralph Gonzales went home, and build one for his people in St. Vincent; Argyle International Airport Airport in St. Vincent will go into operation shortly, while you continue gallivanting with Skerrit and his crap, while he keep Wesley down, and in poverty and undeveloped. If you do not believe that statement take a look at your cousin, the daughter of your aunt, the only one I believe you had by father side, and you will see what I am talking about, to prove my point.

    Is it not strange to you Gloria, that only you and Skerrit are seen standing in that picture, and you are unable to even look into his face. The man used you five years ago and won the seat in Wesley, now he is about to do the same to our cousin Athenian, the only factor here is Wesley people are not going to vote for her if she wins, it will be a miracle; the same hand which wrote the message to Nebuchadnezzar which he did not understand, has written the same message to Skerrit, and his crew, only that they are dumbfounded by it, but the hand writing is on the wall.

    It only a matter of time!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Youth
      October 22, 2014

      Lord, everybody is Francisco Cousin! lololol. By the way Francisco, your COUSIN’s name is Athenia. NOT Athenian! lol

      • Francisco Telemaque
        October 22, 2014

        Let me tell you something, your sarcasm, your sarcastic remarks makes you a damn fool; the joke is on you idiot; laugh out loud with that, you are an idiot!

        My mother, the late Yvonne Dodds (Dods) Robin is the biological aunt of Gloria.

        Gloria’s Father the late Jonathan Dods was my uncle; he was brother to my late mother. So, you need to know what the hell you talking about before you open you mouth and blow off some gutter nasty smelling fumes, not knowing who the heck you are talking to or about ; or attacking: you damn little nobody! It does not matter who’s name I spelt wrong, it is not your business, mind your business!

        As long as I am not related to a thing like you, that is all that matters to me.

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • October 22, 2014

      What Wesley people have to ask Skerrit what does Miss A. .Benjamin have holding over him we at Wesley and all of Dominica wants to know we really want to know.

  15. Engineer
    October 22, 2014

    Thanks for the resource center, but can we know what resources will be at the center? No details? Only the politics?

  16. Mee3
    October 22, 2014

    put the pictures up when it is completed. No doubt it will be biult, but I am tired of seeing groud breaking things, i want to see the actual building. The Pm is trying to keep the DLP base, but is it a bit too late? we’ll know soon, and i am guessing VERY SOON.

  17. Lang Mama
    October 22, 2014

    The people of Wesley have had their livelihood completely destroyed by Roosevelt Skerrit and his administration. Agriculture the bedrock of the Wesley and Woodford hill area has been totally destroyed and the people need to get back into production and so the focus must be about rebuilding the bedrock. The feeder roads are deplorable

  18. What??/
    October 22, 2014

    Wow, the PM is doing every thing in his power to make sure his dear lady get voted in Wesley, Don’t be fooled people of Wesley..

  19. Anonymous
    October 22, 2014

    rubbish labour suck

  20. love I
    October 22, 2014

    hmmmm…Wesley take but do not let them fool.all you…..Election coming..

  21. Bee
    October 22, 2014

    Remember the late great MAN HIMSELF…..
    The government breaking ground, the government break de ground. right now they will use all pell they get to break ground. just now Ambrose will break ground for the resource center he promise Kingshill since his first election in 2000.

  22. Channel 1
    October 22, 2014

    Wait hold up again. Dem fellas having another ground breaking?

    Is that just like how dem had break ground for the Coast Guard base near Cabrits nearly 2 years or so ago with the money for the project on hand and up to now, the Coast Guard base is yet to appear.

  23. Wesley person.
    October 22, 2014

    A resource center that was promised many many years ago. wow well as they say better late than never. how convenient that the ground breaking is just around election time. Hmmmmmm. I hope with all the ground breaking that Glor Glor and her most worty opponent Athenia remember that we need a groundbreaking for the college that was suppose to accompany the North East Comprehensive High School, ooops and i just remember another one the groundbreaking for the international airport at Crompton point. Ground we breaking Skewo lets do some more, heck why not?

  24. Eh las
    October 22, 2014

    `DNO you did not mention the plan to name it Gloria Shillingford Resource Centre….and also the fact that she had to promise to support the new Wesley candidate to get it…Eh las..What grown up do for favours and recognition…

  25. wowo
    October 22, 2014

    We accept it in wesley its our tax money paying for it, however we are voting UWP. Ezekiel Brazil for Wesley.

  26. Mariogt In New York
    October 22, 2014

    Good that he is giging Wesley one of his political campaign gifts. Now he must do something in MARIGOT, or else we will get to see which village he is punishing for not supporting him. Yes YES .

    • The Spec in ur Eye
      October 22, 2014

      you are not totally wrong but quite a lot of people from Marigot work at Melville Hall Airport. Have you seen what improvements the government has done there? Maybe the PM need to write Marigot’s people name on there so that the government can get some credit. How about that?

      • Mariogt In New York
        October 22, 2014

        It would be nice if you gave me that bit of information so I would know what he did. Please post .

      • Nac Vibes
        October 22, 2014

        Well I guess you need to wipe that spec from your eye.

        Your government don’t have to write Marigot’s name on the airstrip to take credit, we already credit then for the the amount of night landings and the numerous new airlines landing daily thanks to their vision.

        We thank them for the great wall that is helping to rot away our vehicles with sea salt.

        We also thank them for messing up Melville Hall river.

        We also thank them for taking their Hotel to Portsmouth.

        But most of all we will show our gratitude at the polls whenever he has the testicular fortitude to call the election. .

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