DHTA applauds clean up efforts in Roseau

The Dominica Hotel & Tourism Association (DHTA) applauds the Ministry of Tourism & Urban Renewal, Roseau City Council, Dominica Solid Waste Management Cooperation, and particularly the men and women serving on the Tourism Ministry’s Roseau Clean Up Crew led by Lennox Bernard and Sonia Felix, on their sterling efforts in readying the country’s capital for business following the events of February 7, 2017.

Through their proactive and coordinated response, crews took to the streets before dawn to prepare Roseau to open for regular business and to receive, on schedule, the MV Jewel of the Seas and the MV Serenade of the Seas, carrying 4606 cruise passengers to our shores on February 8, 2017.

Thanks to their efforts under the leadership of Senator Robert Tonge, Minister for Tourism & Urban Renewal, visitors disembarking the ships were welcomed by a clean and vibrant Roseau and our tourism stakeholders, tour guides, taxi and tour operators, vendors and the like, were able to conduct business and earn a living in tourism, without interruption.

DHTA also wishes to acknowledge the role of the Ministry of Justice, Immigration & National Security, along with the Dominica Police Force and Fire & Ambulance Services, for securing the capital and giving the all clear to begin the clean up efforts.

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  1. February 11, 2017

    I recall when the fire department use to hose down the streets and drains to minimize the smell they no longer do that all they do now is seat at the station , an bull all day and nite, why cant they hose down Roseau, once a week,? they not busy any way, the taxe payer are paying them right?,

  2. The Thinker
    February 10, 2017

    Have not been into Roseau,but the report. States all is now spick and spam.SO LET THE TEAM KEEP IT SO.

  3. Tj
    February 10, 2017

    Maybe we can organize with public works to rod Roseau of the dog poo, poor sidewalks and many many beggars .

  4. Nichs
    February 10, 2017

    Very Positive News Indeed! Dca- The Isle of Nature, Beauty & Resiliency…
    Hats off to the DHTA & others….Including all those of the Opposition & Government who chipped in to restore normalcy across the entire Roseau area & environs so quickly.
    To God be the Glory! Dominica & Dominicans will Always overcome no matter what in Jesus’ name!!!
    May All the Angels & Saints of God Continue to Always Bless & Cover our Nature Isle!

  5. Dayry
    February 10, 2017

    Basic cleaning up but Roseau is still nothing to write home about. How about using some of the passport money to improve Roseau Skeritt?

  6. RAS
    February 10, 2017

    By the way, did the DHTA put out a release condemning the action of the rioters? Just asking!

  7. February 10, 2017

    all th time roseau stinking , no coments ,roads and side walks deplorable no coments, you bunch of flatterers.

  8. DA girl
    February 10, 2017

    Excellent teamwork. I personally was worried that the Cruise ships would have redirected because of that and if they did come in what would greet them. So hats off to everyone who contributed to the clean up in one way or the other.

  9. SD
    February 10, 2017

    I see no comments on here? News too positive to comment on? Well Done all concerned with the clean up and for getting DA to earn some hard earned dollars. Well done to the volunteers who recognised that one issue politics will not pay the bills. The well wishing should be pouring but I guess there’s really nothing to complain about.

    • Moii
      February 10, 2017

      The volunteers? Who cleaned Roseau? If you are referring to them, then they part of the NEP cleaning Roseau every morning. Poor things would have had more to do on that day

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