Digicel receives material for building homes in Kalinago Territory

Homes destroyed in the Kalinago Territory

CEO of Digicel Dominica, Nikima Royer-Jno Baptiste has revealed that the company has received the first set of material for building homes in Dominica.

In November the company announced that it will be building 360 homes in the Kalinago Territory. According to the government, the area was the worst hit in terms of housing by Hurricane Maria with 69 percent of homes damaged or destroyed.

Speaking at the opening of Digicel new store in Roseau on Monday, Royer-Jno Baptiste said the material has arrived in Dominica.

“We continue to move forward,” she stated. “We have received the first set of material to begin work on the first 30 homes in the Kalinago Territory. So that is an exciting thing for us to actually start putting nails and hammer together to be able to get people set up for the holiday season.”

The company also said it would be building seven primary schools in the Kalinago Territory, Castle Bruce and La Plaine and a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the construction work was issued on the 7th of November and this was extended to seventeen local and regional contractors.

Royer-Jno Baptiste said on Monday that there have been seven responses to the RFPs.

“That will go towards the seven schools that we are going to build and help rehabilitate and rebuild,” she stated.

The schools to be built will be the La Plaine Primary School, Castle Bruce Primary School, Salybia Primary School, Atkinson Primary School, Concord Primary, Lighthouse Christian Academy and Sineku Primary School.

 

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8 Comments

  1. Ayoob Kadir
    April 19, 2018

    A first time home buyer needs to check their affordability before buying a home. It is important for a home buyer to know how much they can afford before buying a home. Most first time home buyers end up buying a home that is too expensive. A home buyer needs to make sure they get their home inspected before closing the deal.

  2. Larry K
    December 8, 2017

    While we are here thanking Digicel for their show of giving back the question on my mind is the impact on the employees a positive one or a negative one?

    A company with shareholders is never in the business of charity !

    Will this mega giving back see a restructuring of the operations in Dominica?

    Digicel are you going to send staff home in 2018 to makeup for that level of charity?

    If yes then we all know there is no such thing as a 3 lunch. Only in Dominica people get blinded by pr

  3. jihan
    December 6, 2017

    Great thanks,but are these home temporary,nails should no lonher be used,we livie in a world of screws and power tools.building back the same structures are a waste of time.

  4. Grateful
    December 5, 2017

    Thank you Digicel . The people are grateful.

  5. December 5, 2017

    Let us not repeat the same mistakes again, let us build hurricane resilient buildings like the Bahamas , concrete roof, steel , mortar cement , move away from galvinez roofs, and if we use galvinez use nail with screws not straight nails, stop taking short cuts, and jeopardize your families life.

    • Jose
      December 8, 2017

      We live in an earthquake zone. When the ground shakes concrete roof can collapse

  6. Martin Registe
    December 5, 2017

    Thanks Digicel!!! I applaud that move of generosity by your company. It shows that you are concerned for the people of Dominica. I will be following the progress of this endeavor. In the meantime I am thrilled for you not being just a bystander but an active participant in rebuilding Dominica.
    God’s richest blessings.

  7. December 5, 2017

    Thanks Digicel! !!

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