Over $700,000 for supporting sustainable ecosystems

Environment Minister, Joseph Isaac (right) with the representative of a service provider contracted to provide greenhouses for farmers

Last week, the Government of Dominica, through the Ministry of Environment, Climate Resilience, Disaster Management, and Urban Renewal awarded certificates and cheques to farmers in the Morne Trois Piton National Park vicinity.

This gesture is aimed at empowering these farmers and farmer groups to not only recover from the effects of hurricane Maria but to become co-managers of the heritage site.

This United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-funded project amounts to $758,700.

After the passage of Hurricane Maria, the Project Coordinator and UNDP team visited the affected communities and concluded that farmers required urgent assistance to reinstate their means of livelihood.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Roosevelt Skerrit, expressed that empowering these farmers will ensure the sustainability of their livelihoods while preserving the natural environment.

“We have to find sustainable ways to benefit from the environment,” the Prime Minister said.

Minister for Environment, Joseph Isaac, called on the farmers to get involved in the preservation of the national park.

“The recipients of assistance from this list should consider this gesture as the commencement of a new dawn in the quest to co-manage the Morne Trois Piton National Park on behalf of the world,” he said. “We want the communities, families and individuals living near the boundaries of the national park to see yourselves as special stakeholders.”

Some of the recipient groups include the Delices Toloma Women in Action, WrimCrop and the Southeast Women Farming Organic Group.

The Morne Trois Piton National Park was established in 1975 by an act of parliament.

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  1. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    June 13, 2018

    Hell holds a very special place for some people!

    Hell holds a very special place for people who are low corrupted, and altogether stupid! 

    Hell holds a very special place for people who allow themselves to be used as poppets, stooges, and water boy by a dictator!

    Dogs have shame, some human dogs do not have any shame.

    Such dogs’ sells their mother for fifty cents, and smile foolishly while laughing at their very own self not realizing the joke is on them the stupid one!

    • Hate hypocrites
      June 14, 2018

      Hell holds a very special place for people like you for playing God

      • Don't like hypocrets#2
        June 15, 2018

        I agree with you a 100%

  2. LifeandDeath
    June 13, 2018

    Who can decipher this ?, You get money for being a Farmer who lives next to the Morne Trois Piton Park…?, is that the only criteria? Suppose I live close but My Farm is in Castle Bruce?..idk..
    Why not just say exactly how these Farmers will contribute to the preservation of the Park? it might be a good gesture, but who can tell the difference apart from buying political support?

    J.I now smiles while he engages in the same practice he criticized. Don’t trust MAN, only Love your Country.

  3. viewsexpressed
    June 13, 2018

    Is this Joseph Issac, the same Joseph Issac. ?? Wow, ho times have change, but situations remains the same with a questionable government in office. Show your friends and company and will tell you who you are. I stay far away from this Corrupt Labour government. I don’t want my tainted.

  4. hmmmm
    June 13, 2018

    Hon. Isaac please tell your secretary to fix your files…..cha man…..you need to send her to me for training….. TBG……. :wink:

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