Grand Fond Village Council donates fresh produce to Coulibistrie

The donation was made to the people of Coulibistrie
The donation was made to the people of Coulibistrie

Dominicans are rallying together to bring relief to those affected by tropical Storm Erika.

Last week members of the Grand Fond Village Council donated a load of local produce to the residents of Coulibistrie.

Joyce Pascal is the council’s chair.

She explained, “I believe that as a council it is appropriate for us to meet the needs of people especially in trying times like these. We want you to know that we share your pain and suffering and the burden of rebuilding your community.”

She said to the receiving communities, “You have to realize that unity is strength and if you are united with the councilors, you can work together to rebuild Coulibistrie.”

Chairperson of the Coulibistrie Village Council, Ericson Robinson thanked the Grand Fond villagers effusively for their contribution.

“On behalf of the communities of Coulibistrie and Morne Ratchette, I want to extend my deepest gratitude to the council and people of Grand Fond particularly the Parliamentary Representative of Grand Fond. They have come from far to ensure that the people of Coulibistrie who are hurting and are in need have provision and fruits.

“We have been getting some relief but it’s processed food and that contribution is valued because a lot of the older persons have been asking for some provisions since they have limited access to their farms. We really appreciate the contribution.”

He spoke of strengthening the partnership between the two councils.

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  1. gweneth joseph
    September 23, 2015

    Hope other farming communities untouched by Erika will emulate Grand Fond and give not only to Coulibistrie but to other hard communities. Hats off to u the good ppl of Grand Fond.

  2. September 23, 2015

    Embrace the love, leave the maypwee behing i beg allyou.

  3. Kid On The Block
    September 23, 2015

    I wonder whether Thompson F contributed in the donation?

  4. Dominican
    September 23, 2015

    Papa Joe

    You are not from Coulibistrie. You are a liar and you should take those words back. I know lots of people who are from this Village, they will give you the last of what ever the have. Or maybe you are referring to your self. How nasty you are to talk about friendly people like that. Shame on you

    • Jean Coulibistrie
      September 23, 2015

      While you have premise that not all our people are heartless and greedy, however,throughout centuries, the coulibistrie community have been divided because of Religious and Political affiliation. The Truth hurts and hurts deep.

      We have always been a hard working people but we will continue to destroy our neighbors because they not blue or red, Catholic or gospel mission. When the rain falls, it don’t fall on only one set. Erica did not discriminate to red nor blue but all our people.
      We continue with this evil and pass it onto our children and we forget about the love for our brothers and sisters. citizens of coulibistrie, please hear and take heed, the Good Lord has spoken to us and he is not happy with the direction of the village.
      To those political and Religious homongers, I say to you, people must come before our affiliation. The love for our neighbors should be fundermental for our progress. Let us unite and Reject these evils in our community. When will we learn?

  5. Papa Joe
    September 23, 2015

    The people of Grand Fond should be commended for donating their food to the people of Coulibistrie.

    I am from Coulibistrie and I know my people. If the tables were turned, they would never give you even a ripe fig. Coulibistrie people do not help anybody, not even our own people.

    • 101
      September 23, 2015

      so all u giving de man thumbs down for speaking de truth? :mrgreen:

    • Zandoli
      September 23, 2015

      I hope they reflect on what others are doing for them and they change their ways in the future.

      A friend told me that when the people of Morne Rachette were building their community center which also serves as a disaster shelter, the people of Coulibistrie did not contribute a penny toward constructing the building. As a matter of fact, they boycotted every fundraising event for the building.

      As luck would have it, they were the first to occupy the building after Erika.

      I do hope they use this even to look at the mirror and change their ways.

  6. Barbara Saunders
    September 23, 2015

    Well done Grand fond for your love and concern and practical assistance.

    This should encourage those overseas donors who are doing so much, to see and hear of Dominicans who are doing their share to bring relief rather than fighting and politicking at such a vulnerable time in our nation’s history.

  7. September 23, 2015

    Oh! its keeps geting beter and better. its a New Day has Dawned for us in Dominica. Grand fond yes the land where i was born has always been a shining light and now that light has become brighter. Well said by the chair person, MS. Joyce Pascal. I really tear up reading what you said. You spoke for the Millions all over showing love, Compassion to those amongst us who are affected by the passage of T.S. Erica. This is what we been yearning for Dominica. God does things in misterious ways. it had to take T.S. Erica to knock some scense in some persons, sad but its true. Never Forget we all in this together in thoughts. words, and Deeds. I think we should be erecting signs all over Dominica. On all Lamp poles, Bridges, at our ports of entry on social media just saying thank you for the Whole World to see and know we are very thankful and Greatful to all. Let that be our daily word of thanks and praises to all. We Shall Rise Again. G/ F/ # massive we in the big apple are touched. one lv.

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