Tete Morne resident laments road condition

The road which the resident said needs urgent attention
The road which the resident said needs urgent attention

Some residents of the Tete Morne area are complaining that they feel neglected by the Roosevelt Skerrit led administration, saying road conditions leading to their homes are extremely poor.

A resident, who spoke to Dominica News Online and who chose to remain anonymous, said the road is in need of urgent attention and repair.

“The road in Grand Bay from the secondary school all the way in the village especially up to Tete Morne is in a very bad condition,” the resident who has been living in the community for 26 years, said. “No attention is being given to the road and every time we make a case about it they come, put sand in the holes and then when it rains it gets worse because the road does not have proper drainage … so the water causes the small holes to turn into big holes.”

He pointed that the condition of the road is causing major damage to the vehicles that travel on it on a daily basis.

“Grand Bay is a Labour Party stronghold and I don’t know why the government is turning their back on us like that. All other places are getting attention and this village is getting no attention. It’s almost as if it’s animals that are living there,” he said.

Tete Morne is part of the Grand Bay constituency.

The resident noted that members of the community have had several discussions with the Parliamentary Representative, Justina Charles, on the matter. However, no action has been taken.

“They keep saying that they will look into it but nothing has been done. We spoke to her (Justina Charles) directly as recent as last month and nothing has been done and our vehicles are paying for it. Why pay license and insurance and we cannot have good roads?” the irritated resident asked.

Attempts by DNO to contact the Minister for Public Works, Rayburn Blackmoore, and Charles on Wednesday, were unsuccessful.

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182 Comments

  1. Money Money Money
    November 16, 2013

    We are going back to the days of “ride the Donkey.” Looks like Ass track to me…

  2. Mie
    November 15, 2013

    While I agree that this road condition should have already been addressed we should not lose sight of the fact that this government has spent more money on road rehabilitation than any government in the history of Dominica.

    The condition of this road requires proper planning in order to repair it properly thereby eliminating the need to have it done again too soon.

    Anybody who would use this road as a reason not to vote for this government was probably not going to vote for them in the first place anyway.

    I do not care who is in office everything will not get done. There will always be something you will be able to point to that is not done. We need to look at the overall picture, that is where the big question comes in: which government will be the best for Dominica? That is where uwp can not compare with DLP. They really have ways to go.

    • Patriot
      November 16, 2013

      Mie see it as u want but that’s not a political issue! Any and every Government has the responsibility of maintaining the roads island wide. We all see the amount of vehicles that come into Dominica every month do u have any idea the amount of money that are spend to clear them from customs? Do u know each and every one of them have to be licensed? Where is all this money going too? Are we just too blind to see that these moneys alone can maintain the roads or are we just making our self ignorant? Can’t any body see that those funds are just mismanaged… We all will agree that the state palace was not a need right now for us in Dominica yet it was done and most of our roads are in poor condition. No time to play politics its about development and putting what is important first!

  3. john bess
    November 15, 2013

    i and i is a rasta from sout but i not in labour thing again,that new fella linton party me and my bredren votin

  4. Grand Bay Girl
    November 14, 2013

    Fouchete! please rewrite your comment. If u can’t write English write Patois …lol
    .

  5. no shame
    November 14, 2013

    Justina doe have shame? This is not first time Tete Morne road showing up on DNO. When will someone from the govt read DNO articles? The Govt should employ someone to read DNO comments, listen to talk programs and with a pen in hand take not of the concerns of the people then at the end of the day present it to the appropriate ministers.

  6. Engineer
    November 14, 2013

    This road does not need to be repaired. It needs a total rehabilitation- regrading, full-depth repair, proper drainage, and proper asphalt pavement. Looking at this road, the asphalt layer is way too thin. Truck loads, poor subgrade (foundation soil), and poor drainage are the biggest problem with these roads. There is a lot of science and technology behind the asphalt pavement which has to be implemented at the asphalt plant, and I don’t think Dominica has a lot of this technology when it comes to our locals repairing these roads. I believe we are better with concrete pavement (rigid pavement). I believe our engineers are more familiar with the concrete technology to manipulate the properties of the concrete. Therefore, in my opinion, I would recommend if locals are repairing this road that a concrete pavement be used on a proper subgrade and subbase for a more durable fix. It may be more expensive up-front, but the long-term cost will be cheaper (free advice :))

    • November 24, 2013

      Engineer.

      I agree with you and we should used concrete but the Government must set the standard of the concrete, (PSI). I hope someone in the Government read your post.

  7. OMG
    November 14, 2013

    Wait a minute election is around the corner. Don’t worry people it will be repaired. And than they will turn around and vote for the same whoever. It is time to select UWP.

  8. November 14, 2013

    Very good point my village man.Grand Bay is a labour stronghold area.

  9. Scratch4Scratch
    November 14, 2013

    I en care who anybody vote for i’m only concerned about who i vote for and whoever buy me a piece of land you have my vote :lol: :lol: :lol:

  10. Truth hurts
    November 14, 2013

    Is best the road stay like that :-D …if it fix and well pitch, the reckless drivers will go too fast and cause bad accidents…. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    • banjo
      November 14, 2013

      I agree with you

  11. Neg Mawon
    November 14, 2013

    if i was Justina, Skerro and Blackmore…i would leave the road jus like that…Labour Power!!

    • banjo
      November 14, 2013

      yes I agree

  12. hm!
    November 14, 2013

    BONJAY!!!!! I thought is volcano crater dat dere wii….

  13. Fact
    November 14, 2013

    But they still love their PM. SACK SORT!!

  14. Rule
    November 14, 2013

    Didn’t Grand Bay voted for labor? lolololololololol.

  15. forreal
    November 14, 2013

    the public works department need road inspectors to drive over the island occasionally,to report where the road areas are damaged,especially after heavy rain falls,and take notes and resolve these eye saw problems,on the other hand,we just had a day of community service,where the government provided or supported some sort of assistance to areas and people who asked for help,where were tete morne people,everything seem to have gone politcal now,sometime i wonder of these people are paid to create these types of caotic situations in light of the up coming elections,if this be the case,who ever is doing this,are not doing any good,they affecting their ownselves,we are the poorer set of people,we are the ones who will feel the full blunt of this types of ignorance,we grew up helping our selve,not depending on the government for everything.

  16. grease lightning
    November 14, 2013

    morne john access road need attention aswell

  17. jak-r-we
    November 14, 2013

    tell skerrit tell labour we had enough in montine and tete morne we crossing the floor where CHANGE IS A MUST!!!!! the saw for sure WORKERS!!!

  18. jim jones
    November 14, 2013

    We mama is all u self that say if all u get to vote a goat instead off u w p. All u will do it. So hear that goats love to galup on rocks. So all u can walk on it don’t vote for colour vote for
    Development

  19. Anonymous
    November 14, 2013

    not Tete Morne road alone that is badly off… go around Dominica and the roads needs serious maintenance…. what is the Government doing???? spending money on stuff that dont make sense instead of spending in on the road

  20. hold dem
    November 14, 2013

    Justina Charles could not be bothered because she will not be running next elections is Edward Registe they say. lol look story in de place ay ay.

  21. LALAY
    November 14, 2013

    See that road from meeting stone to Hagley? The side Bonty Liverpool once lived. Who do you think build that road? Government?…No. They may have assisted in the funds but the people came together every weekend and build that road. It is clear that we can’t depend on Justina Charles to do a damn thing for Grand-Bay. Can’t wait for Jacka to take over. If there is a way the funds can be raised why don’t we raise the funds and repair/build the damn thing our selves. We need to stop relying on other people to do things for us. Let’s take a stand and do what we have to do to get things done.

    • simple
      November 14, 2013

      From since Jacka went up first time, he was the best man, Grand Bay people so bad mind, they protested and stood up for Jacka as a principal and the second he threw his hat in the campaign arena he was labelled as the worst thing in Grand Bay. If he went up for DLP no one would have come close to him in votes, but as a UWP candidate, well you know.

      Workers, I think your problem has always been too late. Grand Bay is a place where you need to start working towards winning years before election time. you need to build the reputation. And as sad as it is you have to do things for Grand Bay people to appreciate. Most of us are ungrateful but you do not need to win the sit in Grand Bay to shake up the Labor Party. You just have to show that a large enough group has changed flags. That will send a shockwave island wide. Areas who are not as strong DLP zones will start questioning.

    • On Time
      November 14, 2013

      Lalay…. back roads and main roads are different. The village council is responsible for constructing and maintaining back roads with lil assistance form the Government but the government is fully responsible for main roads… Why should I pay tax for Justina to get paid to look after the concerns of the community and pay licenses for a vehicle to be able to drive on the road and still raise funds to fix the damn road? Just don’t make sense one bit!

  22. Real Porssie
    November 14, 2013

    Tete Morne people stop being greedy – make the sacrifice for development. Wait till the election campaign – we will patch up the road soon.

    Look at the way labor Party is trying to create jobs dooovan deyere.

    Anyway why should the Labor Party check tete morne – you guys must vote labor just like us in Porssie. Eh eh jan tete morne pais gel zor

    • Anonymous
      November 14, 2013

      Apparently you don’t even know where Tete Morne is located.

  23. in my bone
    November 14, 2013

    Let me inform those person who have no idea where tete Morne is that have so much negative to say.That the People of Tete Morne Know that a Cheque of $153,215.65 was handed over to the Chairman of the Tete Morne village council, and the contract was signed by the contractor who also is from Montine on Monday afternoon for Road rehabilitation from James Alexander to the Primary school.

    • simple
      November 14, 2013

      Which James Alexander? Ping? $153 000, but for what exactly? That is what I does want these politicians to talk about, the details. They know their way around words by saying what you want to hear without saying anything. The ENTIRE community of Grand Bay, including Tete Morne needs serious attention. I must applaud Grand Bay for not having more crimes than it already has. If a parent ignores a child that child will almost without a doubt end up being a criminal. With so much neglect no wonder Grand Bay is as it is.

      • junior
        November 15, 2013

        how grandbay is? you talking like is grandbay alone bad things happening. well we are smart enough to realize ‘bad man out of style’ and leave all crimes for all you. right now murders, rape, breakings etc out of hand all over dominica cause we leave for all you. stupes……

    • Common Sense
      November 14, 2013

      Are people really blind or they just don’t have a brain of there own? A contract was signed to fix about 200ft of road in tete morne but can’t everyone see the condition of the road on the way to tete morne? Does it make sense to fix a road way up in tete morne and to get to that area u got to pass in soo many pot holes…Everything is really back to front and upside down in this country?

  24. truthful
    November 14, 2013

    grandbay people like misery.do not fix the roads they will still vote labour. is sort they sort .

  25. Anonymous
    November 14, 2013

    Like a number of people following this story I do not live in Dominica, but visit regularly and I would like to move back to Dominica to do business. Even big industrialized countries have infrastructure problems, but what gets me with Dominica is like it is accepted to have to weave in and out from pot hole to pot hole for two hours to go fifty miles. Just imagine coming off a cruise ship from Cayman Isl. or St. Martin and then having to drive on those roads in Dominica. It is a deterrent to tourism. I am encouraged however by the number people lending their voices to identify this problem, because it drive me crazy driving on those roads but it always appear to me that nobody cares, like the condition of the roads was never a bother. Hopefully something will be done starting NOW.

  26. Tarzan
    November 14, 2013

    Is there an altanative to the Labour Party?No.

  27. Brain
    November 14, 2013

    I was born in Tete Morne and am offended by the words that some of u people are using to describe my people everyone has a right to support who they want call the pal rep and PM name if u wish they are public servants,the residents it’d Tete Morne are private citizens.if u put lipstick on a pig and put in Marigot to represent the uwp they will vote for the pig.

    • Malgraysa
      November 15, 2013

      But brains, you telling us the people in Tete Morne voted pig even without lipstick? Boy, I know that place like the back of my hand and I know the people voted what they voted because the thought life would be better for them. Alas, they were sold a pig in a poke.

  28. CITIZEN
    November 14, 2013

    It seems that Dominicans want the Government to be OMNIPRESENT, OMNISCIENT and OMNIPOTENT in everything. Because its election time we as Dominicans appraoch thing in the most unethical way. Has anyone or a representative from the local Government brought these photos to the pariamentary representative and the local government are we not mature enough to deal with issues such as this rather than posting it on DNO? Im from Grandbay and I could remember that we used to gather our resources, get the estimates and our government will assist. We were never lazyy villages in Dominica who expect Government to do everything , we were notable for teamwork. When UWP was in power, Marigot and Wesley got everything an the rest of Dominica was neglected. Now the whole ofDominica is being served , some of us cannot wait. We have to remember that Dominica is a large island. Iether we fix our roads or wait on the road rehabillitation projects which are 0ngoing.

    • Abovethefold
      November 14, 2013

      Oh Really??… “The rest of Dominica Was Neglected” ?? Where were you living na.. You forget the Labor Party Accused the UWP in 2000 of doing things To-Par-to.. ? Are you for real?… UWP did things all over.. How do you think the Pierre Charles Primary School (in Grandbay) was built… SMFH… Nutts!

      • bluered
        November 14, 2013

        its the secondary school uwp built

      • November 14, 2013

        Hello and good afternoon. It should not matter which political party build a school because its for all the student. We must remove ourselves from this small box and realize that if improvements are made then its benefits our country and citizens.

      • More
        November 14, 2013

        For you information there is no Pierre Charles Primary School in Grand Bay

    • Good Thinker
      November 14, 2013

      Citizen are u for real? Are u living in the real world? What do you think is the role of a Pal rep in a community? Its to look after the concerns of the community yes skerit cant be every where at the same time but Justina should report to him.. They all know damn well about the condition of the road cause its been so over 7 years and no body is doing nothing about it… all they do is a small area every 2 years to try to satisfy ppl..So this is the real world stop dreaming

  29. Pondera
    November 14, 2013

    Have you not noticed that constituencies that have sold their soul to a political party don’t usually survive; they are less likely to be attended to. On the other hand, the swing constituencies do get more attention. That’s just the raw fact of our ‘first past the post’ democratic system. So people must wise up and vote for their interest and not loyalty to party. Just a suggestion, I may be wrong.

  30. just saying
    November 14, 2013

    I’m just saying that this is just one road out of the many miles of road the DLP are fixing. If uwp win the election there will be much more roads like these. Of course, they are going to say otherwise but time-only father time will tell. Remember that uwpites and Labourites alike.

    Uwp I don’t think you can outperform this present government but time will tell. Prove me wrong. Please don’t disappoint. The youths are watching. Lots of valuable lessons to be learnt.

  31. bogus
    November 14, 2013

    what is rather disturbing is the wicked people voting for them kinda people…dey sit by the cross at tete lalay and wait for ride to take them to tetemorne on that trap…

  32. Bagatelle
    November 14, 2013

    I just want the Tete Morne people to play that song of Brakes, the workers song don’t really know the name but they know which song.After they have listened to it, they will make up their minds for the next elections.

  33. Anonymous
    November 14, 2013

    Everyone talking about bad road what about all those people that living in poor housing conditions and badly dilapidated houses and not getting any assistance.One set that getting help.

  34. November 14, 2013

    This Government do not care about people but themselves. There is a particular representative who when scholarships were given, he took two for his constituency and the two were only for his children. Nobody else in that constituency deserves scholarship but his children.You think they care about you, No. The people they give scholarships are to be indebted to them for life. Open your eyes and ears and you will see and hear what they are doing.

  35. November 14, 2013

    They do not care about you the people of Grandbay nor the people of Dominica. All they care is to come fool you when elections is near to get your vote. They will come with handouts to get your votes and after this they done. The rest of the time is to take care of themselves. They and their friends are buying land all over the Portsmouth, Savanne Paille, Paix Bouche, Cotton Hill area for $1.50 a sq.ft when the land is valued much more than that. They do that to avoid paying the true value on land tax. They are buying acres and acres of land. They buy the good portions of land and feel that land at Cotton Hill is too good for the Lagoon people. They and their friends are buying out the place. They don’t care about you, they care about using you and the Dominican people to become millionares. Their intention is to keep you poor so you can keep on begging them and give you handouts at election time. People, wake up. It is time for a change. The dictator is giving us enough evidence that if he wins, Dominica will become a one-state nation. Please, please, Grandbay and Tetemorne be part of the change. Dominica is not the inheritance of a few people. Please, please, please, it is time for a change. Papa,Bon Dieu, please deliver Dominica from these wicked people. Do not give Justina another chance. She does not care about you. She just wants another chance to get more for herself.

  36. Malgraysa
    November 14, 2013

    The place should be rechristened Grant Bay, because its people are taken for granted.

  37. Tete morne youth
    November 13, 2013

    All i can say she can never get my vote again no no no!!!!! Enough is enough justina we had enough of u!uwp wins or not am voting for them but am not going to spoil the ballot paper.shame on u justina.Buses a afraid of driving on this road and we are the ones that suffer.

  38. zammy
    November 13, 2013

    Look now is de book of lamentations being read about the state of affairs in Dominica. Tete morn is just the tip of the ice burg regarding bad roads and poor governance. Just walk in town for too long n you will experience bad roads n poor n stinking drainage. If the city’s road can be so bad, well it says to locals n foreigners alike that things are very very bad. This government was a failure and will continue to be a failure…. should be de worst in the Caribbean because every little island passing Dominca full speed. Time to fix Dominica and restore hope.. imagine de constituency that has been labour for life with Pero, now in this bad condition. What wrong did Perot and his loyal constituents do? This isnot mike, Rossi, or Pierro”s all shall eat party, this is hard labour party, so time to teach them a lesson vote for development not party……. Gen gwan bay pa sortttttt, Gen gwan bay ka deal avec yooo. Tewayeee yooooo…
    Look now, they all talking out of turn, soon they will promise Gen gwan bay somethings, take de gifts but don’t vote dem…… Rip mike, Rossie, n Pierro real comrades n men for the poor n by the poor. If these guys were to walk this land again they would not recognise dis government and would be real saddened by the poor state of Dominica…

  39. Whoa
    November 13, 2013

    I mean come on!One doesn’t even need to comment under this story because the pictures tell it oh so well.With great evidence we can see the conditions of the roads leading to Tete Morne are indeed deplorable.It’s not fair to say that this is a Labour party sit,thus it serves them right.UWP or Labour sit,the Government is solely responsible for every constituency given that they represent the people,not just a particular set.I strongly believe that if the various ministers of government used this road as their daily commute,it would have been repaired long time…though I strongly believe that this is a political tactic.I am quite sure that closer to election fever,repairs will be made.However I think immediate attention should be given to these roads because auto repair shops and mechanics are becoming wealthy off vehicle owners of Tete Morne.I don’t even reside there,nor do I own a vehicle but I share the plight and pain of these people,just from my frequent visits there.It is indeed one sight to behold!

  40. Tete Morne
    November 13, 2013

    and the still going to vote for Labour. My people sicken me

    Justina on that road every week and she is doing nothing about it. Mr. Alexander who is the UWP representative would NEVER ignore the tete morne roads liike that. Regardless of what party he was representing he wouldn’t have

  41. Too hot to handle
    November 13, 2013

    What is the lamentation about from tete morn people is so they like it to remain in poverty they are not voting for development is party they vote for what. The hell they want road to fix for is not labour power they shouting so shout labourrrrr powerrrrr and the road will fix lol lol lol lol

  42. Gylist
    November 13, 2013

    Men I came down for the independence and I could not believe that was the main road going to Tete Morne I seriously thought no one lived there. Its a big shame on the Government especially in Grand Bay!

  43. Tete M
    November 13, 2013

    What has the Labour party government done for the people of grand bay for the last 13 years? (A police station) What has this police station brought to the people of grand bay? (Nothing) How has this police station improve the lives of the people of grand bay? (In no way) THINK OF THESE THINGS?

  44. angolers
    November 13, 2013

    Mr prime minister, what a gwan in d village nah right, d road a suffer make d people dem turn sufferers.

  45. angolers
    November 13, 2013

    drainage is not the problem at all, road so thin just rain fall will dig it out.

  46. :-(
    November 13, 2013

    IF you take a broom and paint it red Grand Bay people and surrounding will still vote for the red broom…. take what all you get!!! Say zor ki may-tay yo la!!

  47. Anonymous
    November 13, 2013

    drainage is not and issue, the way the road thin just rainfall digging it out.

  48. Neg
    November 13, 2013

    Grand Bay is already in the bag no matter what they will still vote red, mean while instead of Jobs is prison, enlighten yourself Grand Bay vote for jobs for your children so they will not be entering the prison that was built for them by the red.

  49. fouchette
    November 13, 2013

    i guess the problem with dominica is that they dont vote on issues that why the govt cant neglet it people for 4.5 year and and other 0.5yrs give little plywood and the people everything i guess dominican are easy but just an observation dont u is the strong hold of labour that is treated the worst possie now grandbay they take your support for granted

  50. Can't take more
    November 13, 2013

    All my red shoes fini bat. I took the wonderful saw and saw them all into the garbage bins for the bobolists.

  51. November 13, 2013

    They love their PM :-D :-D :-D

  52. Pregnant Passenger
    November 13, 2013

    Very upsettiung. In this day an age. The people need a representatine, not a maniquin.

  53. Grand Bay Girl
    November 13, 2013

    Mrs Charles is the Representative for Grand Bay
    UWP will fix it when they win Grand Bay .Be patient

    • Grand Bay Girl
      November 13, 2013

      When UWP win they will fix everything that is Unfixed in Grand Bay lol

    • Mamize
      November 14, 2013

      That is the best comment I ever heard you make on this forum

      • Grand Bay Girl
        November 14, 2013

        Funny! I was being sarcastic. lol

  54. maindesk
    November 13, 2013

    Justina cannot do anything except if Skerrit provides the money. This road has been bad for so long I really thought the people of Tete Morne liked it so because they always voted for their PM and did not want to offend their PM. He has not provide the money because he feels that Grandbay and Tete morne are in his back pocket. He takes a school from Thibaud and puts it in Newtown again because he feels Thibaud is in his back pocket. It is not Justina to blame it is the people who so love their PM that they prefer to protect him and leave themselves behind. But now as elections are close and especially if Lennox gets there and looks at it then the road will be fixed with a quick job and the people will vote 99% for their PM and then come back to DNO to save them when he lets them down again after the elections. Tete Morne people get what they deserve no more no less.

    • diaspora
      November 13, 2013

      so how come he is giving her money to fix the road to her garden?

  55. IluvmyPm
    November 13, 2013

    Where peeping Tom when people need help!

    • Shameless
      November 14, 2013

      He looking for new glasses…..those old eyes are not designed to see the ills of society ala DLP…….. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: . But Change Must Come.

      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  56. Anonymous
    November 13, 2013

    Well nothing is happening not just with the roads in Tete Morne but the community as a whole. The village is filled with unemployed young men and women. The place looks like “the lost community.” Nothing has happened in that community from since I can recall.

    • strupes
      November 13, 2013

      and where are you from?
      Nothing like what? there are unemployed people in tete morne just like anywhere else. There are prestigious people from that village as well starting with Dr. St.Luce. You people are too critical. Because there are unemployed people and nothing is happening according to your standards they shouldn’t have a road? There aren’t people who work, go to school and use the roads daily?
      Bunch of ignorant pigs with computers who think they should comment just because they have the option

      • Anonymous
        November 14, 2013

        @ strupes I am born and breed in Tete Morne for your information. Dr St. Luce is out of Tete Morne for years now. I am talking about the NOW. I am not commenting as an uninformed person. It is apparent you lack understanding because the comment in no way indicated that road should not be repaired. It is a fact the village looks nothing like it used to with a bunch of young unemployed people. Thank God for the few who have taken the initiative to create employment for themselves.

    • Malgraysa
      November 14, 2013

      Amen, that village is literally at the end of the road and looks like it with all this neglect.

  57. CRACKED UP
    November 13, 2013

    I live in Tete Morne, I utilize this road on daily basis and I am really fed of this road condition. The residents of Tete Morne are even worse than the road because some of them get left overs from the government, they don’t even want anyone to talk about the road condition. All they do is repair a little piece after they fed up hearing complaints and what they leave getting worse. I cannot believe a main road residents commute everyday is in this terrible state especially within the main village. The government knows that majority of Grand Bay residents are a set of ignorant fools, they will continue neglecting us. When you hear people say they don’t want anything since labor there is all or if they put a red shirt on a broom stick, we still voting for the broom stick. The dictionary don’t even have words to describe these people. What makes it worse is the PARL-REP is in the community on a weekly basis and she is aware of the road condition but that’s not her priority right now. TIME WILL TELL;;;

  58. Brain
    November 13, 2013

    Fix the road Mr PM and build the road to soufriere give the people something for their loyalty this is to much the goverment is spending all over Dominica,isn’t tetemorne part of Dominica?

  59. Ben Dover
    November 13, 2013

    Where is ‘Grand Bay Girl’s’ comment under this story?

    Her silence is deafening. hehehehehehehe

    • Grand Bay Girl
      November 13, 2013

      Mr Dover I am laughing so much at ur blog that I
      cannot contain myself .I did not realize one pays attention to my blog.I like that lol!. I was at the Red clinic today and did not have the time to get to DNO before now. The road is bad and we all agree that it has to be fixed. I waiting to
      show it to UWP to show them. Because I know they will fix it.Peace my brother lol
      .

      • mac
        November 13, 2013

        some people are just fools,thats why keep saying am a labourite but I want uwp to get into office just for a few persons cause I guess when they get into office dominica will not have not 1 bad road,and the way they are speaking now it looks like everyone in dominca will be employed.

      • fouchette
        November 13, 2013

        grandbay gal your response show typical how low minded arrogant you are your you are one who causes people to profile us in grandabay as stupid and arrogance and it if cant give a sensible response them keep more shot. It is better to thought as a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt

      • the sage
        November 14, 2013

        sin verguenza,

  60. November 13, 2013

    Good evening my people. Well I don’t take political sides in Dominica because I don’t reside there therefore I am interested in the development of our country. The Government should have a construction engineer on staff or under contract who would determine how all roads in Dominica should be built. The strength of the concrete (PSI) seems to be a major problem with road construction. Now as depicted in the photographs what I see is poor road construction. I see asphalt placed over rocks and dirt. A good road must have a solid foundation like a concrete base with expasion joints, proper drainage with asphalt over the concrete.

    • the sage
      November 14, 2013

      the people prefer quantity not quality my boy.labourites like the abused wife in a relationship that keeps thinking the husband will change and still taking the blows.

    • engineer
      November 14, 2013

      Sir, a good road don’t necessarily needs a concrete base, but you do have some good points. And I said this because I design roads.

      • November 14, 2013

        Engineer.

        Hello and good afternoon to you. I want to say thanks to you and can you please offer some advise to our Government. I am using common sense and trying to offer some advise because this is a critical issue in Dominica. If the rain keep eroding the base of the road why don’t they used concrete and the Government must set standards for the strength of the concrete.

  61. Lougaoo Mem
    November 13, 2013

    The pain and anguish I feel for a people who are so blind, so ignorant of the fact that they are used politically by a regime that cares less for them, and yet still they’ll be voting them in the next election is mind bugling.

    Grand Bay village is one of the worst community I have ever known to support a government that simply doesn’t care for them, and yet still they are locked-step behind them. It’s a disgrace to read the comments of those who support Skerrit and his Labar regime. I guess they’ll react when their backs are really grinding against the wall. I honestly hope and pray it does not get to that. Frankly, I am ashamed of the village and community where I was born and raised. The supporters make me sick.

    • well said
      November 13, 2013

      Is you and I both. I am from the Tete Morne and speaking of grandbay people on a whole, I totally agree. These people just cannot see that they are just being used. I dont care what anyone says but I wish I belonged to some other community besides grandbay. You can’t say anything negative about their party, they are in so much need but before they open their mouths, labor power!

  62. South
    November 13, 2013

    This is just a tip of the iceberg, what makes you think Skerritt is going to fix the road? the man did not stand up for Grand Bay, when he had the opportunity to do so.

    During a Cabinet meeting he is the one who said Grand Bay has a high crime rate, and the decision not to move All Saints University to Grand Bay.

    John Fabien is gone, but I know he speaks the truth, when he said that “I could not work with these guys anymore”. Its time for a change, We Grand Bayrians get more from Government when we are in opposition.

    Freedom party was in power for 15 years. We got fire station, ambulance, New Hospital, mopo feeder Road, complete rehabilitation of the Grand Bay road. just to name a few.

    UWP came to power, not even 5 years in office we got a New secondary school.

    The Labour Party, has been in office about 13 years and all they built is a new police station.

    What else does a depressed community needs?

    • Lougaoo Mem
      November 13, 2013

      Well said South! Glad to know that there are still a few progressive sound minds in my beloved Grand Bay. Keep it up my brother.

    • Mouth of the south
      November 13, 2013

      Yes I south, I could not have said it better… You made it so clear and plain that the Labour government don’t care one bit about the people of Grandbay and that the parties we did not even voted for did much more in less time!

  63. Malgraysa
    November 13, 2013

    Justina, your late husband gave a solid promise to fix that road and extend it all the way to Soufriere. Is, this how your repay his blessed memory?

  64. Beautiful
    November 13, 2013

    Visit the Layou Valley road leading to Ponte Casse where the 10 million US dollar abattoir is being built it is worse than the road above!! The animals will be dead from the drive before they reach! Papa :-D It is sad but true! I am so glad I have a four wheel drive!

  65. Fairy Tale
    November 13, 2013

    I love the PM for sure but do no condone everything. This is not a road and protest action should be taken.

    • countrywoman
      November 13, 2013

      awa they love him to much. That is why Dominica is in that sate.

  66. Anonymous
    November 13, 2013

    I hope Skeritt and Blackmore does read DNO. They have been boasting about the amount of money that is being spent on roads, thank you DNO.I wonder what has happened to the eighteen feeder roads they promised to repair.

  67. gwa bay
    November 13, 2013

    they will still vote………I heard grand bay had a meeting recently and she was saying give her another chance……….so they will vote self!!

    • smh
      November 13, 2013

      I like Justina alot but this is ridiculous man. come on

    • Ideall
      November 13, 2013

      they will certain vote them in back again Labour so sure of their seat that they forget these people until next election, wait and see all the empty promises they will be making..

  68. Tete Mornian
    November 13, 2013

    I have been living tete Morne for more than 20 years and this is the worst i have seen the road.

    I really wonder if the parl rep driving on the same road, or maybe as she have her big jeep she not feeling the holes.

    I’m waiting patiently for them to pass around and try to convince people to vote labour

    • countrywoman
      November 13, 2013

      And they will and you will vote them. As soon as they see it on DNO they going to fix it and all u voting them back and next election all you coming and cry. u stay there, in all you bad road

      • Tete Mornian
        November 13, 2013

        I spoiling the ballot instead eh!! Whether they fix the road or not, i not voting them!! we like beggars wi, and tete morne is one of the areas they got the most votes

    • Sound Mind
      November 13, 2013

      you no longer have to wonder if she drives on the road I confirm that she does and is well aware of the road condition but she seats back and do nothing… But her time will not reach its already here…Change Is A Must!

  69. Eyeballs
    November 13, 2013

    Tete Morne people need to go and protest infront of the government building. Put it their plea over the news and tv and they will definitely get noticed

    • Observer
      November 13, 2013

      They need to do more than protest, remember when my fellow Calibishie residents reacted to empty promises? well road was repaired almost immediately. sometimes we need to do more that talk to be heard. (a Just thought)

    • Grand Bay Girl
      November 13, 2013

      I agree this road is in Awful condition. I am waiting for the The UWP for me to show them when they arrive at Grand BAY so they could guide me how to go about PROTESTING the DLP about the road condition in Grand Bay and Lalay

  70. Bulldog
    November 13, 2013

    Dey still must vote Justina and vote Labour. Dat is Grand Bay? Dat is South City?

    • Can't take more
      November 13, 2013

      Austrie, is that you? I won’t tell skerrit.

      • bluered
        November 14, 2013

        lol

  71. block 44
    November 13, 2013

    shame,shame this road has been for 25years

    • countrywoman
      November 13, 2013

      why fix the road? when election coming they will give all you LPO and all you will vote them back, hahaha and she will get her pension.

  72. Rain or shine
    November 13, 2013

    This Skerrit party is just a fraud. They only do things to benefit themselves and their friends. Skerrit cares about your votes, he doesn’t care about you. Like he said Dominicans can go to hell. Where on earth you can hear a leader telling his people “Go to Hell” and he is still in office?

    • November 13, 2013

      Anywhere else in the World, that would be political suicide :-D I give up on Dominicans :-D

    • Thinker
      November 13, 2013

      yeah skerrit just love when people come and beg him for every thing…first time I ever see that in my 51 years. He wants to have red clinic under his control to keep Dominicans begging

  73. lee
    November 13, 2013

    some people must stop speaking nonsense the pm met the country struggling he is trying his best .god is helping all of us yet still we still don’t obey his word.instead of giving on a government that is going out to search for aid for his country you all a just criticizing. pray for the country man.other countries worst than ours yet they still cope.stop crying on the nature isle man .

    • Malgraysa
      November 13, 2013

      You are right Lee. The P.M. did his best and succeeded beyond his wildest dreams…for himself! Meanwhile the country is deteriorating and breaking up like that semblance of a road in Tete Morne. Imagine,the people in that poor village voted for him solid. Malgraysa.

    • countrywoman
      November 13, 2013

      yes he doing his best to fool you and he is successful at it because he has a million dollar business in Ports Mouth. you have to say I had tell you but it will be too little to late

    • lol
      November 13, 2013

      pure nonsense, when you have people in position too long their head does swell, they must not fix the road they too like to shut power on hungry belly

    • >>>>>>>>>
      November 13, 2013

      While the country is struggling, he is not. TAKE THAT TO THE BANK!

    • Thinking Dominican
      November 13, 2013

      Lee so u believe going to other countries and begging is trying his best? you believe taking loan after loan to do everything is the way to go? The country needs to do things to sustain its self…right now we are just sinking lower and lower!

  74. IluvmyPm
    November 13, 2013

    Where skerrit?

    • Malgraysa
      November 14, 2013

      Well. mister loves this country so much he spending most of his time outside of it, living of his expense account.

  75. sout
    November 13, 2013

    I travel this road everyday and is my suspension payin for it yet stll the stupid ppl still supportib dat govt….vote dem out…maybe then they will work with us

    • Tete Mornian
      November 13, 2013

      u dont expect them to? they getting their paupers allowance every month wi

  76. Tete Morne I From
    November 13, 2013

    Friends, I need to take blame for the condition of the Road. I must admit, I voted for her last election. I am sorry. :cry: :cry:
    BUT NOT THIS TIME AROUND!!!!!
    HELL NO, JUSTINA CAN NEVER GET MY VOTE AGAIN, EVEN IF SHE FIX THE ROAD.
    Since 1990’s the Tete Morne road like that, only the UWP promise to widen the road and open the Tete Morne to Soufiere road, they started on widening the road from Grand Colibree but lost the elections after.
    Justina, just doh show your face in Tete Morne again.

  77. Joe
    November 13, 2013

    Look for another press release written by someone else with Blackmore’s name on it…..as MINISTER.
    That is the respnse.,,,….this time it is the ‘Jumbie’ who are instigating the Tete Morne people not Mr. John as with the Salisbury farmers.

    One word– shameful.

    • Mie
      November 15, 2013

      That’s what the DLP government does. They listen to the people and address their concerns. They are well aware that they cannot do everything one time. There are lots to be done. A little patience is required. All will be addressed.

  78. %
    November 13, 2013

    They will continue to neglect you all, because they observe that you all are not politically smart. You all have made them MASTERS, when they are supposed to be SERVANTS.
    I always lament how Skerrit(since he is the government) does not care a dam about neither GrandBay nor Tetemorne. HE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THE SAME UNTILL YOU ALL GET SMART.
    DUMP HIM!

  79. The pain of my G Bay
    November 13, 2013

    Mr. Pm, please what kind of punishment you gave to the people of Grand Bay at the last election?
    please do something about it fast. 75% of Grand Bay community don’t like the punishment you gave us. Grand bay people deserve better than that punishment you gave to them please I beg of you Mr PM.
    So by 2014 to 2015 the next 25% PM food for thought, you do your maths please.

    • countrywoman
      November 13, 2013

      ha ha ha, please Mr. PM. people that voting the party for over 30 years look at their road, ha ha ha.

      • Dominican
        November 13, 2013

        Oh what a shame!

  80. st patrick
    November 13, 2013

    well I happy the grand-bay people seeing light now, for donkey years grand-bay and petite savanne voting labour, its time for a change people. No development,no road, no representation,when last you heard of a major project for the south,nothing at all. The labour party know these two seats are sure so they don’t care. DNO I hope your next stop is
    petite savanne.

  81. sapa sav
    November 13, 2013

    its not even for donkeys open your eyes vote the saw blue blue no red

  82. CIA on the Watch
    November 13, 2013

    This is the next level by Labar standards

    • Anonymous
      November 14, 2013

      That slang die. stay abreast with latest slang…

      I am a laborite. but they fail when it comes to road maintenance. Roads should be constantly maintained like cleaning of teeth.

      Come on Skerrit. Work for us. all u can do better.

  83. Jbfox
    November 13, 2013

    The entire road needs resurfacing and its sad noting that the Labour Party got 99% of the votes in Tete Morne why is it so hard to pay attention to the place

    • savanne
      November 13, 2013

      IKR!! If uwp got 20 votes in tete morne last election, they got plenty wi!! And see what we getting now, pot holes in the road to cook broth

  84. #statePalace
    November 13, 2013

    GrandBay people, what are your views on the PM’s decision to spend millions on a State Palace for charles savarin to live, and ignoring your road crisis?

    U guys need to stop throwing your votes away. people talking about independence but some of you are still ENSLAVED!

  85. intoxi
    November 13, 2013

    Pupa Father that’s the condition of the Roads in a labour strong hold?? OH!!!!! help!!! us Father there is no hope for us in Salisbury I say NONE.

  86. joy
    November 13, 2013

    And the funny thing is that Tete morne
    people always voting DLP, please PM we want that woman out. if you want out vote she must go please.

    • Grand Bay
      November 13, 2013

      I live in the community and Justina has no idea what is her role and a Pal Rep …Sad but True…

    • countrywoman
      November 14, 2013

      you want her out? that is what happens every election, new people same old thing, PROBLEM, SAME PARTY

  87. truth
    November 13, 2013

    thats what skeritt is planning to use for his votes ,he know DA people forgets quick, so he will fix it for election

    • countrywoman
      November 13, 2013

      forget quick? foolish they foolish

      • November 13, 2013

        I feel sorry for them :-D

  88. Anonymous
    November 13, 2013

    Vote for development not for color or party time for a change

  89. just...
    November 13, 2013

    I heard the minister from Grand Bay say that they are going to run some pipes
    for a new water system, the roads have to be dug up to run the pipes, so why
    should they repair the road only to have it dug up again?

    • smh
      November 13, 2013

      sto talk nonsense boss. I have been living in the US for 7 years now. I am from tete morne and the damn roads have been like that forever. Only ONE time i remember them fixing the road and i was a little kid in primary school. that was wehn UWP was in power.

  90. Public-Servant
    November 13, 2013

    oh my God!!!

  91. November 13, 2013

    yes indeed it is of repair,

  92. Toi LitoBowl
    November 13, 2013

    Poor road foundation seem to be the major cause of roads deterioration in Dominica.

  93. 4u2c
    November 13, 2013

    Grandbay voted for holes and now they getting all the holes they ever wanted…..
    Liberate your self from Skerrit /DLP slavery….Its painful to see Grandbay become the Grandhole…

  94. CHARMER
    November 13, 2013

    Take heed people of Grandbay, The road to Cottage/Capuchin has been neglected for years, and we are seeing some improvement now. I trust that your plight will soon be addressed.

  95. ....
    November 13, 2013

    When you vote for nothing …you get nothing….Dominicans stop throwing away your vote….It is precious….Hold them politicians accountable….

  96. Anonymous
    November 13, 2013

    You should live in a UWP village. Only 2 on the island guess which one is in the west. No village council, but our people maintain the road and concrete in the pot holes.

  97. inter
    November 13, 2013

    What about the recent constructed houses by government in the grand bay hospital area…..no roads n no light up till now…

  98. Anonymous
    November 13, 2013

    “Next level” enjoy it people, the only thing this “next level” of skerrit is DOWN NOT up! Is that you all wanted is that you all got!

  99. aye
    November 13, 2013

    and still they say they love their pm!!!!!!!!!!

    • Asterix
      November 13, 2013

      That is the legacy of this labor party, neglect the people; especially those who would vote for them no matter. They know that these people vote on emotion and impulse and not for their own well being.

    • #Tellthemgo2Hell
      November 13, 2013

      hahahha

  100. Jolly
    November 13, 2013

    That’s very good governance Labour..they love you all dearly up in Grandbay…..

    Deceased Pierre Charles,spoke about that ignorance badge of honour…haha…

    he saw it clearly…so sad but it’s a virus which sadly many of the labourites have contracted to their souls…

    keep embracing that badge highly…

  101. John Paul
    November 13, 2013

    Pierre Charles was Her Husband so “She looking into it”under Roosevelt Skeritt!

    • countrywoman
      November 13, 2013

      keep looking my sister, until next election

  102. Road Inspector
    November 13, 2013

    Clarkhall and LioPark next since Marpin camera’s stop watching they think the forgottens cant speak but we will just taking it a step at a time

  103. ha ha...
    November 13, 2013

    good for all u….cuz grandbay people say even if is a pig dat goin up for labour….labour they voting..so take wat all u get…. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  104. stupes
    November 13, 2013

    i hope all u vote them out…cause its not now skerrit not chekin south city and all u still voting for dat labour party…change is really a must and not an option…..vote them outtttttttttttttttttttttt :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  105. simple
    November 13, 2013

    The only person who had our interest was the late Pierre Charles, not even his wife. They have turned their backs on Grand Bay, it is time for Grand Bay to show them that Grand Bay can also turn its back on them. Imagine if 25% of Grand Bay people was to vote UWP. That would truly shake up even the smallest bone in these guys.
    I am happy that I was not the one who contacted DNO, and even happier that there are young people who are on board with me. Let Justina and DLP think that is them older uneducated people who want nothing that still in Grand Bay.

    • Anonymous
      November 13, 2013

      Simple like they say I would shake your big toe our grand bay ppl to stupid and malcasay time they come and fool them with 2 little plywood their mouth close justina Charles is nothing compared to her husband she doh have a love for her people like he did sell outt we really need to shake them up

  106. November 13, 2013

    These roads do not need sand in the potholes, they need resurfacing/rebuilding.

  107. bluered
    November 13, 2013

    doe worry grandbay people not stupid. They will come for vote again. they will shock them

  108. hmmm
    November 13, 2013

    a river bed that dere man ?

  109. hehehehe
    November 13, 2013

    labahhhhhh labaaaahhhhhhhhh

  110. thiny
    November 13, 2013

    oooooooh nice rocky road…

  111. Anonymous
    November 13, 2013

    who cares?

  112. Anonymous
    November 13, 2013

    Good for them

  113. hold dem
    November 13, 2013

    vote for the saw it will definitely be better. 14 years of labour party rule and that road is in this condition shame on that government. Don’t worry UWP IS COMING, WHAT THEY DON’T WANT TO SEE THEY WILL SEE, CHANGE IS A MUST NOT AN OPTION.

  114. gwaj
    November 13, 2013

    Papa. You can see the holes are like that long time since plants even growing in them. Sad state of affairs.

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