PM Skerrit makes commitment for constructing rabbit farm in Cochrane

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Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has committed to constructing a model rabbit farm in the Community of Cochrane which will assist with the staging of the annual Rabbit Festival.

The Prime Minister made these remarks during a town hall meeting in Cochrane on Thursday.

He said that the rabbit festival must be an opportunity for residents of Cochrane to be self-sufficient in the supply of their meat.

“Because I remember one year we had to give you maybe about 40 or so thousand dollars to buy rabbit meat from out of Cochrane,” he said.

Skerrit said that this money should be allocated towards having a model rabbit farm of the Caribbean in Cochrane.

“I am making this offer to you the residents of Cochrane again and I am saying to you that the Government will provide the financing for that farm over a one year period until you are able to sell your meat and be self-sufficient,” he stated.

The Prime Minister also highlighted other areas in which the Government was prepared to assist.

“So we prepared to pay to build the infrastructure, we will provide you through the Ministry of Agriculture with some rabbits to start off with and also provide the village with funds to buy the feed for a limited period of time,” Skerrit said.

He stated further that if the Cochrane residents are going to be promoting the rabbit fest it makes no sense taking the money from Cochrane and bringing it other parts of Dominica.

“The idea of the rabbit fest is to cause the rest of Dominica and the Caribbean to come to Cochrane spend their money and leave it here in our pockets in Cochrane…It’s an opportunity to create employment for some and to create some economic activity for the wider community,” Skerrit said.

The Prime Minister also revealed that the Government was committing $30,000 towards the staging of this year’s Rabbit Festival.

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  1. May 1, 2017

    Is dis pm the minister of
    Every jack in de cabinot

  2. anonymous2
    April 29, 2017


  3. Let The Truth Be Known - Original
    April 28, 2017

    P M, excellent initiative and assistance.
    I know a few people whose parents have property in Cochrane. The parents lived in Cochrane during the week to ’til their land.
    A few of the children reside in Toronto. If they are not aware of it, I will inform them.
    It would be interesting to see this farm when it is completed.
    Rabbits love carrots. This is the time of year, in Spring that small packages, flowers, fruits, vegetables are sold in Canada/Ontario/Toronto which could be immersed in the ground for planting. They are inexpensive.
    I must check with my friends from Cochrane and enquire who will be traveling to Dominica soon or later, once the packages are bought to send to Cochrane for planting the carrots later.
    If not, I will place a few in a small box and mail them to a relative to deliver to the Cochrane authority. Mark my words.
    I noticed the grocery store has a few packages. I will search through them. One little package could grow in a wide space.

    • Justice
      May 2, 2017


  4. please
    April 28, 2017

    A rabbit farm really Skerrit? you passed on that bad road, saw the state of the community, the school and this is what you’re passing gas offering these people. Rabbit need farm? wicked

  5. Ange
    April 28, 2017

    I hope he gives us at sixty grand for PORK FEST.

  6. follow the crumbs
    April 28, 2017

    Elections coming up. Maybe he want to put his OWN rabbit farm in Cochran. Because every year, Cochran never have a shortage of rabbit, indicating that there are already rabbit farmers in cochrane. Will this new farm proposed compete with those already producing?

  7. derp
    April 28, 2017

    hmm would it not of been better for the private sector to facilitate such an endeavor seems the government wants to control all forms of business hmmm

  8. truth , shall set you free
    April 28, 2017

    empty promisses as usual, for your vote,young people, be careful , no future unde3r skerit

  9. WeNiceMan
    April 28, 2017

    I”m sorry but people should not be eating rabbits.

    It”s disgusting!

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