Roseau Paint-a-Thon kicks off today

The 2011 Roseau Paint-A-Thon presented by the Discover Dominica Authority, Harris Paints Dominica and the National Bank of Dominica is carded for today, Saturday May 21 and tomorrow, Sunday May 22.

Six houses in the city of Roseau are scheduled to be painted as follows:

May 21
· 23 Cork Street
·      24 Cork Street
·      30 King George V Street

May 22
·      44 Cork Street
·      42 King George V Street
·      8 Laing Lane

In addition to a team of painters, volunteers from the Discover Dominica Authority, National Bank of Dominica, Ministry of Tourism, Dominica State College and Harris Paints will be on site assisting with painting.  Volunteers will be on site from 9:30AM.

The Roseau Paint-A-Thon is a new initiative of the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) aimed at beautifying buildings in the city of Roseau that have historic and architectural appeal. Paint-A-Thon offers exterior painting services of selected houses at no cost to the homeowner.

The DDA has worked with SHAPE (Society of Heritage Preservation and Enhancement) to choose colours that will not only add to the aesthetics of the neighbourhood but are in keeping with the guidelines outlined for historic preservation.  Qualified contractors and painters were involved in the selection process and inspected the chosen houses to assess their readiness and viability.

The DDA approached corporate citizens to participate this initiative. Sponsors were asked to put together a team of volunteers from their organizations to paint the houses. The cost of materials, labour, etc was borne by the sponsors and other corporate partners.  The Roseau Paint-A-Thon is being presented in partnership with Harris Paints Dominica Ltd with sponsorship by National Bank of Dominica Ltd.

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10 Comments

  1. wonderland
    May 22, 2011

    Great job Monique on spearheading this great initiative !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Big Man!
    May 22, 2011

    Excellent idea… Now Discover Dominica is starting to think… We must think outside the box…

  3. RAS B
    May 22, 2011

    After visiting Dominica Last year, I suggested that Roseau needed aface lift and it is good to see that this now appears to be happening. I hope that some of the older shack-like buildings are replaced by more modern structures. One step would be the control of the cost of lands in Dominica. Land in Roseau is more expensive than land in all first world countries. Thought of investment there, is therefore immediately repulsed by cost of capital. It is time for Roseau to be modernised. Let this be the start of something special. Afterall we are now a venue for Test Cricket and our country will be beamed around the world, let us not continue to make it an eyesore.

  4. intransit Miami to China
    May 22, 2011

    great job by the Discover Dominica Authority and its collaborators. Excellent initiative.

  5. truth
    May 22, 2011

    It’s about time!!!

    • DR
      May 22, 2011

      But what are you doing to assist the effort?

  6. Fitzroy Armour
    May 21, 2011

    Wonderful.
    After being told by cruise ship clients in 2006 that they were being told:
    “You may take a tour but don’t eat drink or stay over night”
    I suggested that incentives be given (and highlighted many eye soars seen from the sea. In a ppt presentation of photos) to do just this in Portsmouth and roseau to the tourism authority (minister and NDC) then and again at the ‘prebudget consultation’ in 2009

    Great to see this need is being met.

  7. DR
    May 21, 2011

    Great Initiative should be applauded by all loving Dominicans both at home and abroad, remember we all in this together and thou we sometimes agree to disagree in the end is Dominica and the people that benifit. Down with the hatered,negative comments with the attitude of I am better than some one else or the selfish motive to move individual agenderwhich will not serve any purpose only create division and chaios amongst our people. It`s true it takes all sorts to make the World and i tend to agree but lets elevate the positive at all times. Just watch how many positive responses this good will exercise will generate. I may be wrong, Lets wait and see.

  8. .
    May 21, 2011

    before and after pictures would be nice

  9. Anonymous
    May 21, 2011

    8) Thats great keep it up

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