Work to begin on Dublanc river wall

Residents of Dublanc at the meeting

Parliamentary Representative of the Colihaut Constituency, Catherine Daniel has announced that work is expected to begin soon for the construction of a river wall in Dublanc.

According to her, the project is funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) amounting to $519,736.25 and is expected to begin by April 11, 2017.

During the passage of Tropical Storm Erika on August 27th, 2015, residents of that community were severely affected when the river breached its banks and went through the village causing destruction to homes.

“Work is expected to begin soon for a new river wall for the people of Dublanc,” Daniel said at a recent town hall meeting. “Work is expected to begin by April 11th, but I think they might begin before that.”

Daniel stated that a contract will be signed with the contractors today [Wednesday] and she explained the process.

“And the process is, it is a CDB project, but CDB only comes with project as an initiative from the government of the day, and so when we make our needs, we list our needs, then we ask for assistance through grants or loan,” she remarked.

Furthermore Daniel said part of the proceeds or the payment that’s required for the completion of the wall has to come from government.

She went on to say that sometimes in every disappointment there is a blessing because “with Erika CDB was able to say, you do not have to give your share now, we will take on that process.”

Daniel called on young people to make themselves available to the contractors for employment as works will soon begin.

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15 Comments

  1. ye yep
    March 30, 2017

    I see at least FOUR heavily brain washed people in that crowd.

  2. No free lunch
    March 29, 2017

    You pretty, you single, you are a parent, you haven’t got a house, my wife in New York or wherever, so when I want my payment I will simply come to my house for some food. There is no such thing as free lunch or better yet free house

  3. The Bible told us so
    March 29, 2017

    “Some of them go into homes and get control over weak women, whose lives are full of sin—women who are led into sin by all the things they want ” 2 Tim. 3:6 ERV.
    That’s exactly what the Bible told us about. Evil people will try to look for weak women that are struggling with their mistakes in life to decisive with precious promises. Paul said to avoid them but I say take the house and reject them!

  4. Ibo France
    March 29, 2017

    We have Santa Clause in March! It’s unbelievable the number of projects that are coming on stream. Many of these projects are needed but this is like Manna falling from the sky. When a government is in trouble they resort to Optics. They resort to cement and steel and spend lavishly. They are not genuine. This is to fool the uninformed. What is needed are plans and policies that would create employment for the jobless and livable wages for the working poor. The civil servants badly need an increase in salary as the cost of living has ravaged their pockets. Stop this antiquated politics.

  5. mamzel
    March 29, 2017

    All Labourite – bow your eyes and close your head – Oh Heavenly Father – please deliver Labourite from the spirit of stupidity and evil .

  6. Look It
    March 29, 2017

    So the company Skerrit hired to fix his reputation has advised him to bombard the airways with constant good deeds, giving the illusion of truly caring for the people, as he makes great attempts to gain public sympathy…. the only problem is, to do this he needs mucho largent ….. so what he does, pull out all the largent he was hiding away and spending it like crazy…. next problem, people are suspicious of where he getting all this money and where was all that money???

    INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW, WHERE YOU GETTING ALL THAT MONEY FROM SKERRO AND WHERE WAS ALL THAT MONEY THROUGHOUT THOSE 15 YEARS YOU WERE IN OFFICE…. you said the country surviving on loans and grants….ARE THESE LOANS AND GRANTS?????

  7. Spending Spree
    March 29, 2017

    When a Prime Minister can find Mercury crisis management and give around $100k a month to help manage the crises that he put Dominica in, why should he not go to Dublanc and give $519,736.25, to try to cover his sin. I expect him to go to jupitar and Mars and give another$200k a month to cover his ugly nakedness.
    My only concern is, why doesn’t​ he want to pay our nurses, our teachers, our police officers and public servants?

    • JBaptiste
      March 29, 2017

      Because the police are *pussy cats* the police shouldn’t need to negotiate. All they have to do is to hint to a sick out while simultaneously someone hinting to civil disobedience or ‘music truck coup’ and the powers that shouldn’t be have to kneel. We have no military. Who can they call?

  8. marie-claire R Skerrit
    March 29, 2017

    I smell elections in the air. Might be sooner than you all expect it. To may projects all of sudden coming to the forfront. Another bought elections. Carmem.

  9. March 29, 2017

    With every disappointment, truly comes a blessing. Good job.

  10. March 29, 2017

    Thanks Lady, we who felt it know it! Much needed.

  11. March 29, 2017

    See to it that the woks move along swiftly. The hurricane season is near and we can’t afford to face that sort of damage again.

  12. Real recognize Real
    March 29, 2017

    I doe want to point my fingers yet Daniel it’s a lil bit early for dat i just want to see what will be said at the meeting in Colihaut. I see the playing field in Dublanc is being rehabilitated while Colihaut aint got a playing field since Ericka, i dan know if is another institution that is doing it. Now allu talking bout river wall, sea wall and Colihaut cannot get a wall and there the most damage was done

  13. March 29, 2017

    I suspect the Dominican government knows how to shut up Dominicans
    And switch the attention elsewhere
    Dominicans likes it when the PM keep saying he will build this and build that
    This empty promises is to trick Allu
    Lately is I will do this and I will do that commons guys grow up Allu still taking the bait…

  14. Peter tosh
    March 29, 2017

    We are too political…….. A simple meeting and most of the people are dressed in red. Dominicans JESUS is the ONLY answer, not man. Lets all look up to him.

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