Six Silver Lake families receive keys to new apartments

One of the residents receive the keys to her apartment

Six families from the community of Silver Lake received the keys of brand new apartments on Friday.

In December of 2016 eighteen families had to be relocated due to a massive fire which destroyed their homes.

The six apartments were handed over to Ema Charles, Shirley Toussaint, Gina Jno Lewis, Glenoka Daniel, Hubert Alexis and Michael Williams.

Caretaker of the Roseau South Constituency Senator Jahsiah Benoit said: “These apartments complex which we are now going to handover it marks another significant milestone in the development of Silver Lake which was a community that was established after the passage of Hurricane David.”

Benoit said these new apartments will enhance the quality of life of these six families.

“Persons that were living in conditions that were unacceptable will now be living in conditions that will be even far better than some families have to accept today,” he noted.

Benoit also commended the Prime Minister for ensuring that his commitment was kept to the residents of Silver Lake.

“I want to commend the Honourable Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit for his vision for the development of the people of Silver Lake and we see that he is keeping to his commitment,” he said.

Benoit added that work is currently ongoing on the third apartment complex where the remainder of the eighteen families will be relocated.

“Development is not a promise is a process and the Dominica Labour Party is demonstrating its commitment to that process and the people of Silver Lake and the people of Roseau South by extension,” said Benoit.

Meantime, Minister for Social Services Honourable Catherine Daniel said: “We just want to wish the recipients of these apartments very well thanks for their patience and their understanding because whatever we do it in the interest of people.”

She noted that the government has not forgotten the remainder of the families and thus ensured that they will soon be relocated.

“Is not that we have forgotten the others but there will always be a first six so we just ask the other families to be patient and your turn will be definitely coming you will be in the next apartment,” said Daniel.

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6 Comments

  1. May 16, 2017

    :-D gooooooooooooood :lol:

  2. Not a herd follower
    May 15, 2017

    DNO, you should refer to Josiah Benoit as the DLP caretaker not the caretaker. No one employed him to be a caretaker in the true sense of the word.

  3. Bernie
    May 15, 2017

    This is Joshua Francis constituency, why wasn’t he invited to the handover ceremony? It is time that this government understand protocol and do things right. Everything that they do is politically tainted.

  4. Bernie
    May 15, 2017

    This is Joshua Francis constituency, why wasn’t he invited? Too much politics is crippling the country. It is time that this government understand protocol and do things the right way.

  5. The Truth Be Told - Original
    May 15, 2017

    This reminds me that, on May 13, 2017 was one hundred years the Mother of God, The Ever Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three little children in Fatima, Portugal. They were Lucy, Francisco and Jacinta.
    On each appearance from May 13, 1917 to October 13th of that year she told them to pray the Holy Rosary daily. It contains Our Lord’s Life, Passion, Death, Crucifixion and Resurrection.
    Francisco and Jacinta were canonized at the weekend by Holy Father, Pope Francis I.
    “The Story of Fatima” is a great story which all Christians should familiarize themselves with and pay heed to.
    Our Dear Lady as we Catholics call her appeared to some other visionaries. She speaks through the Holy Spirit. One of her messages as I recall reading is, “Restore the use of Holy Water in your home.”
    God knows and sees what is occurring in every home of the world.
    She said: “My son Jesus sent me.”
    Her messages are for us all, God’s created children with no exception.

  6. The Truth Be Told - Original
    May 15, 2017

    Six families are happier today/tonight. Good luck to you in your new apartment. It is expected that you will take good care of it and, through the years, keep it looking as new.
    You should bless your new apartment. Ask a Priest to do this. In fact, Bishop Malzaire should bless that entire area.
    Holy Water is a great/holy means of cleansing and warding off evil. Nothing beats the Holy Water sprinkled in your home and surroundings with the Sign of the Cross and other relevant prayers/psalms.
    This could also be done, by the occupants as often as possible, calling on the Most Holy Name of God – Our Lord Jesus Christ to bless your new home, keep it safe and the occupants who reside in it. You will experience peace and tranquility.
    In bygone years, when Dominicans took up occupancy in a new home, they always had it blest. If, today it is not done in D/ca, then, you should restore this custom for your happiness, peace of mind and safety.
    God bless you!

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