Site clearing for new Marigot Hospital has started says Dr. Darroux

The old Marigot Hospital was shut down due to mold and fungus

Site clearing for the construction of the much-talked-about Marigot Hospital began earlier this week, Health Minister Dr. Kenneth Darroux has said.

The Marigot Hospital was shut down in 2016 due to mold and fungus infestation. Before that, it was shut down because of a severe termite infection.

“In fact, as we speak work has started on clearing of the site at Marigot,” Dr. Darroux said at a press conference this week. “The last time I spoke to the press, which is about one month ago, you would recall that I said a contract was about to be signed…”

He pointed out that one of the major issues which caused the shutdown in the first place was termites.

“We would have had the place treated and we would have received clearance from the pest control people, environmental health that this site is safe to rebuild,” he said.

The Government has already announced that the Government of Mexico has committed US$5-million for the construction of the hospital.

In March this year, Darroux said the government was awaiting the designs from the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) to construct the hospital.

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  1. We are watching you
    May 6, 2018

    Why are they relying on money from other countries to build a hospital? What happened to all those hundreds of millions from the sale of passports and donations. That money should be in the Dominica treasury not in nefarious character’s pockets or their overseas bank accounts. All that money could have built a 10 story modern hospital with all the modern test equipment. Trustees from all over Dominica should be appointed and in charge of all the money for full accounting. An audit needs to be conducted to determine the whereabouts of those millions.

  2. dennis
    May 6, 2018

    Remmber ppl they going at the root lenox linton ,they fraid marigot ppl not senjoe ppl that fall for nonsense
    Look skerro appeal case ah magrasa that is money that could money that could build house for petite savanne ppl.

  3. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
    May 4, 2018

    Whenever election approaches, we hear of this mountains of projects that are slated for the island, only to see not one completed on time to provide much needed service to the people. The boys took all the passport money and jollied around the globe. We do not have proper garbage trucks or a much needed hospital in Marigot to service citizens in the East. No matter what, the sheep continues to sing “Labor is working.” What a sad state of affairs.

  4. Neville
    May 4, 2018

    That’s all these guys do: clearing sites and break ground and that’s where it stops unfortunately. Just a gang of incompetent thieves and liars.

  5. Remaining true to party and country
    May 3, 2018

    It is about time. Long overdue. However, we will get excited when the hospital is built.

  6. Mac
    May 3, 2018

    Let’s wait and see how long this will take, they started many projects before and never finish them, they always have money to do the projects,, then the money and the project disappear. I THOUGHT THEY SAID BEFORE MEXICO GAVE THEM 10 MILLION DOLLARS NOW ITS ONLY 5 WHERE THE REST GONE, what ever they trying marigot need a hospital. DOMINICA ON A HOLD NEED PROPER HEALTH CARE, one of the most important thing for any Country. People loosing their lives because of poor health facilities.

  7. May 3, 2018

    Is either election close or Skerrit dem desperate for relevance
    Skerrit dem failed and failed miserable

    • May 4, 2018

      The people of Marigot are hard working people they are not for hand outs, they want the elderly properly taken care of they want the education system revamp so that every child will and get the same advantage , they want general health care for all people and so they refuses to accept the crap that’s been dished out, the people of that village think thru everything before acting they will not be taken for granted they research all topics put before them, it’s not a matter of liking an individual it listening and discussing the issues and how to implement changes to make it better. The people of that village do not accept everything and they know which party is making the case for change who is better equip to move the Island forward, maybe we should take a page from there book. We always resent the people from that village but check out the companies and government offices and see who is holding down the forth
      they are very resourceful people and they support Mr.Linton and his…

  8. Annon
    May 3, 2018

    It’s not going to happen…it’s all politics. You all know where this is going. :-x

  9. Real!!!!!!
    May 3, 2018

    Clearing the site is not enough, we need physical construction of the hospital to start.

    The GOVT has done many ground breaking of clearing of lands and nothing was done.

      May 3, 2018

      Isn’t clearing the site physical construction to start work? How can your start work on the hospital without clearing the site?

      • Toto
        May 4, 2018

        Opposition clearing the country for a new government but Darroux don’t know that yet. Would you let Darroux take out your tonsils? I rest my case.

  10. May 3, 2018

    Years late. I recall it had a filthy toilet lacking a seat.

    • Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
      May 4, 2018

      You lucky you didn’t have to go by the “Bay” and relieve yourself.

  11. zandoli
    May 3, 2018

    I don’t know of any government that starts so many project that never seem to be completed:

    – Abattoir
    – Coffee Processing Plant
    – Geothermal Energy generator
    – PMH

    I am sure there are more that I dont remember. Perhaps someone can add to the list.

    The point is, just because they break ground, that does not mean we will see anything that is usable.
    I am getting the impression that these projects were never intended to be completed, but to line some people’s pockets.

    • Boy let me tell you something; there is a place in Los Angeles, where lots of West Indians hang out.  These guys laugh at me every time they see me coming.

      The joke is: Here comes the man whose country, and prime minister, have the most plans to do everything, in his country, but nothing ever gets done!


      Can you imagine that Roosevelt is know to be full of it; one who talks while his country is the poorest, the most backward in the Caribbean region! Skerrit should be laughed into the ocean made the claim that he was going to take Dominica to the next level; hearing that fools in Dominica and imported voted for him.

      Three years ago he said “I am going to transform Dominica!” It seem to me Transform, and the next level is one of the same language. They voted for him again, when he got elected, he said when he is finished with Dominica, the entire, Caribbean more developed than Dominica his model Dominica to develop their…

      • Original Mahaut Man
        May 3, 2018

        You are a pathetic liar,stop putting your country down Mr smartman.we don’t need people like you in Dominica.

        May 4, 2018

        Francisco, why don’t you say THEY see you as a J A and an ENEMY TO YOUR COUNTRY! Man use your common sense. They see you as a liar and traitor!

      • Kid On Block, if you wish to call me a jack***, feel free to call me any name you want I do not care.

        In eighteen years plus Roosevelt keep telling you all how he is going to take Dominica to the next level, he is going to transform Dominica, where when he is finished reaching the zero level, finished taking the country from a prosperous economy to the level where he brought it.

        The rest of the more developed islands of the Caribbean will use Dominica as a model to develop their island nation! Your Roosevelt is either mad, delusional, or simply stupid!

        Kid On Block, and Original Man, one of the same, perhaps you still have a few years left that indulging in reading some books even at kindergarten level will help you! Meanwhile keep drinking Roosevelt cool aid, that’s all he has to offer Dominica.

        The fact is he has the most talking plans, nothing ever get started, nothing ever gets done! 

    • Toto
      May 4, 2018

      Moroccan hotel?

      • That is another that will never get done!

        It will never ever get completed.


        Mind you by the time election comes around he will tell the nation it is completed and filled with visitors to capacity!

        I bet right now all the  guess are cockroaches, spiders, crabs, and insects, and cobwebs!

    • Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
      May 4, 2018

      Don’t forget the hotel in the swamp in Portsmouth.

  12. Same old same old
    May 3, 2018

    Same old lies and deceptions just that it’s a different day

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