Salisbury MP urges caution on West Coast

Approach to Bailey bridge at Macoucherie. All photos by Hector John
Approach to Bailey bridge at Macoucherie. All photos by Hector John

Member of Parliament for the Salisbury Constituency, Hector John is urging motorists on the West Coast and residents in the areas of Macoucherie, Coulibistrie and Salisbury to exercise extreme caution as the rivers in these areas are posing a challenge at this time.

The island is presently being affected by a trough system which is generating unstable conditions and heavy rains.

John told Dominica News Online on Thursday that the river has overflowed its banks in Macoucherie where a Bailey bridge was installed recently making it difficult for motorists.

He also said extreme caution must be taken when going through the temporary bypasses installed on the West Coast.

John stated that there are challenges at the Batalie River and the Salisbury River.

He stated further that the Coulibistrie River is posing a threat to some homes in the village of Coulibistrie.

“We want people to exercise extreme caution in these areas,” he advised.

The Coulibistrie River
The Coulibistrie River

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  1. Tony
    November 6, 2015

    Hello and good evening my people. Well don’t our Government have any Construction Engineer on staff that could tell them they need to dredge the rivers close to the bridges. Those rivers are not that wide therefore when they build the bridge they must span the river without any support beam. Every year the Government give out scholarships so why not have some students study to be construction Engineer so when they return they can work ten years with the Governmrn to re-pay their loans.

  2. November 6, 2015

    God is calling on Dominican to repent. Including the PM.Stop sewoing and drinking rum.Praying heals a nation.

    • Don Val
      May 22, 2017

      I consider myself to be a staunched defender of the Christian faith. I do not blindly support all people who spurt out what they believe to be Christian comments. It is true that God is calling on all people, everywhere to repent – not just Dominica. I agree. But Sanka, can you give us an example of a nation of today, that you are aware of that prayed, and God healed that nation.
      I was just wondering….Sanka?

  3. November 6, 2015

    Be careful Dominicans, especially the many Labourites living on the West Coast.

  4. Dominican abroad
    November 6, 2015

    Fool, what does Skerrit have to do with the flooding? Do you want him to take your head and mop up the water?

  5. Jesus_Was_A_Captalist
    November 5, 2015

    Where skerrit?

    • J.D.X.
      November 6, 2015

      Out at meetings, trying to get much needed sustainable streams of income for Dominica. What have you done for your country today?

    • Me too
      November 6, 2015

      Can he stop the rain?

    • MIA
      November 6, 2015

      Why the PM name have to be attach to everything, (positive thinking means positive results) let us joint hands and move the country forward and I know we can and will do it………………..

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