First Roseau Paint-A-Thon brightens six houses in the city

8 Laing Lane

Over the weekends of May 21 – 22 and June 4 – 5, volunteer teams from the Discover Dominica Authority, National Bank of Dominica Ltd, Harris Paints Dominica Ltd, Ministry of Tourism & Legal Affairs, and Tourism students of the Dominica State College alongside qualified painters came out to paint six houses in the city of Roseau as part of the Roseau Paint-A-Thon 2011.

The Roseau Paint-A-Thon is a new initiative by the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) presented in 2011 in partnership with Harris Paints Dominica Ltd with sponsorship from National Bank of Dominica Ltd.  Exterior painting services of selected houses were at no cost to the homeowners.  The activity, which aims at beautifying buildings in the city of Roseau with historic and architectural appeal, was part of annual Tourism Awareness Month activities.

23 Cork Street

The houses were chosen with the assistance of Mrs. Elise Agar of SHAPE (Society of Heritage Preservation and Enhancement) and their readiness reviewed by Mr. Glouster Pierre.  Mrs. Agar also assisted with choosing paint colours that would not only add to the aesthetics of the neighbourhoods but are in keeping with the guidelines outlined for historic preservation.  The painted houses are located on Cork Street, King George V Street, and Laing Lane, and include the home of the late Sir Clarence Seignoret, third President of Dominica, and the offices of the Dominica National Council of Women.  All paints for the activity were sponsored through the partnership with Harris Paints Dominica Ltd.

Tourism Awareness Month is celebrated annually in May under the banner: Tourism Is Everybody’s Business, Let’s Play Our Part, by the Discover Dominica Authority, Dominica Hotel & Tourism Association, Ministry of Tourism and tourism stakeholders and partners.

42 King George V Street

The various activities of the month aim not only at celebrating tourism, but informing and educating the Dominican population about our tourism product and the importance of each person in the industry.   Themed around collaboration the success of Tourism Awareness Month depends on the private and public partnerships, both within and outside Tourism.

44 Cork Street

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  1. Alcha
    June 27, 2011

    What a load of nonesence. Is our town going to look like a freeky place or what?. the idea is good but not with these colours.

  2. pat
    June 9, 2011

    place looks a whole lot better

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  5. June 9, 2011

    a coat of paint goes along way my people dont hat apreciate! ilove it!!!!!

  6. Jai Gwabay
    June 9, 2011

    I think it is a good iniative but we do not want to make the town look too much like disney world. Then after this is done we can think of paving the streets of Roseau.
    In curacou the houses are painted in lil bright colours. Rome was not built in a day
    but Roseau need a new face lift for sure
    Mor power for this iniative

  7. Anonymous
    June 8, 2011

    Very nice… ley ei boun di eh boun!!!

  8. babes
    June 8, 2011

    pretty, true colour coordination

  9. Country Girl.......
    June 8, 2011

    Now it is more obvious how jean Rosuau live in little boxes….when I was little, they would come to the country,there making a pacha varry…..yanking…

    most of them caka in plastic bag and put it in the bin…hahaha and they did not want to use Granny pit latrine…but that’s OK…..we LIVE IN MANSION NOW AND WE FLUSH OUR CAKA..

    WELL it’s all good they say paint athon not rebuild a thon…..the touchup is not bad…but was not costly…so far only three colour paint used, mixed with white……

    guess all we need is some christmas lights for the christmas tree….cause they all look like christmas in June…

    Guess sometimes we have to work with what we have….

  10. lisad
    June 8, 2011

    they look like storybook houses for real

  11. Anonymous
    June 8, 2011

    nice :-P :)

  12. Piper
    June 8, 2011

    Nice vibrant colours. Now paint the whole town and brighten up the place.

  13. linky
    June 8, 2011

    rosie on the outside and rotten on the inside.

    • Cerberus
      June 8, 2011

      Hope you are not married or in a relationship.Imagine saying this,…or even thinking this about your partner when they put on their make-up!! Guess one can not please some people at any time!

  14. shatta
    June 8, 2011

    inside paint too ?

  15. Cerberus
    June 8, 2011

    Fantastic! Nothing but praise for this initiative, which turns dowdiness into vibrancy.Hope one day all of Roseau will be like this.

  16. james julea
    June 8, 2011

    these homeowners and businesses should be ashamed ,they are too nasty

  17. True Dominican
    June 8, 2011

    Some flat stones on the base of 8 Laing Lane and some work on the galvanise sheets and we are good to go.Good job SHAPE and paint crew

  18. CC
    June 8, 2011

    Always wanted to live in a cartoon-like world. Love it but the rusty galvanize killing it…seriously. Now let’s work on making the place smell better

  19. Kazimi
    June 8, 2011

    Very nice. I especially liek the lime-green one :-D

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  21. Nice
    June 8, 2011

    I like to see dem…..a lil work on the rusty roof of 42 King V Street would make it even nicer!

  22. -Rebel With A Cause-
    June 8, 2011

    Very good look for the town. hats off too the organizers and participants of this project. such simple yet very positive acts and initiative can much such a big impact on our surroundings, city and country by extension.
    Keep up the good work guys.

  23. Elmo
    June 8, 2011

    Yes I – Roseau is now looking like Disney. All they need right now is those carriges and rail cart.
    Congratulations to the waste of time former Mayor of Roseau Mr cecil Joseph.

  24. M
    June 8, 2011

    they didnt joke in their meaning of bright nah.. lol

    • Anonymous
      June 8, 2011

      lmoa .. you could not have said it better!!!

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