Kalinago Council signs health MOU with government

The medical facility in the Kalinago Territory

The Kalinago Council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with government for the commencement of service at a medical facility in the Kalinago Territory.

Kalinago residents say they are concerned about the medical facility that was built several years ago but had remained vacant and unused.

Kalinago Chief Garnet Joseph said once the facility is operational, it will solve several problems faced in accessing health care in the community.

“The building was completed over the past three years and closed. We are negotiating with government to allow us to use the building to provide different levels of health care. The main health facility for our area is the Caste Bruce Health Center but that doesn’t work to well with everyone so this is why we wanted the facility built,” he said.

Joseph added, “we were hoping that health specialist could be located at our health center to assist the residents of the Kalinago Territory”.

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9 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    September 13, 2011

    It is a beautiful facility thanks to the Church of the Nazarene who had the vision and started the construction.

  2. Kalinago Ouboutou
    April 15, 2011

    Thats the way to go. Less dependence on central government and their nonsense. Next is our comprehensive school Chief!!!

  3. carib child
    April 14, 2011

    I need to know what`s in the MOU…., Please?

    • Arawak
      April 14, 2011

      Just like the MOU with China aren’t the Kalinago people decendents of the Asians currently swallowing up all business enterprises? Afew yrs ago there was a calypso on Mamo A’ll ask her which sounded like Alaska.e can substitute here and twick ther and say ask Skerro.

  4. de caribbean change, BBA, MBA, CPA
    April 14, 2011

    Beautiful on the outside. Let’s hope everything on the inside is just as beautiful and efficient and effective.

  5. Kalinago Empress
    April 14, 2011

    Its about time! A health facility built by the people, for the people with no contribution from the government yet its the government who has to give the final OK!! SMH

    Thumbs up to the Kalinago People for pooling their resources to build such a facility!!

  6. hehehehehe
    April 14, 2011

    The other day i was saying that the Kalinago ppl should have their own hospital bank etc. They are our roots and culture yet they are the worst off…

    • DOUBLES
      April 14, 2011

      sorry the carib Territory is Not the worst off in Dominica. Come again. :lol:

      • john bess
        April 16, 2011

        The Kalinago territory is one of the richest communities in Waitukubuli,historically,culturally,agriculturally and above all socially.Unlike our black counterparts who cowardly submitted themselves into slavery,we fought to defend our beautiful Waitukubuli.

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