The Discover Dominica Authority (DDA), in partnership with Harris Paints and the National Bank of Dominica (NBD) have today launched an initiative aimed at injecting life, through color, back into the streets of Roseau.
The Roseau Paint-A-Thon will be held this Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, with volunteers from the local corporate community painting six houses around the city.
At a launching ceremony, this morning, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Legal Affairs, Claudia Bellot, pointed out that to visitors, the tourism experience is enhanced by a clean environment and indicated the ministry’s delight at the initiative.
“This is the very first Paint-A-Thon organized by the Discover Dominica Authority and supported by various sponsors as part of Tourism Awareness month. On the part of the Ministry of Tourism, we are very hopeful that this initiative can be expanded in the future, to bring a fresh look to the entire capital city of Roseau and possibly the entire country of Dominica,” she said.
Financial Manager of Harris Paints Dominica Ltd, John Joseph reaffirmed Harris Paints’ dedication to this particular initiative, sponsoring all the paint needed. Additionally, Joseph offered the DDA a 15 percent discount on all paint needed for future endeavors with the aim of broadening the scope and reach of the initiative in the years to come.
CEO of DDA, Colin Piper said that the hope is to brighten up at least six city blocks, while looking forward to doing more and uplifting other blocks around the city. He also urged other members in the corporate community to participate in the event.
“We have National Bank of Dominica on-board with 22 volunteers and this is both a promotion and an appeal to other corporate citizens who had not heard of the initiative and who think that this initiative is in keeping with their corporate citizenship,” he stated.
In the event of rain, June 4 and 5 are the reserve dates for the event.