Marigot Hospital to be relocated

Mold and fungus forced the closure of the Marigot Hospital. Photo: Facebook
Mold and fungus forced the closure of the Marigot Hospital. Photo: Facebook

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Helen Royer has revealed that two buildings have been identified for the temporary relocation of the Marigot Hospital which was shut down due to mold and fungus.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday she said work will begin as soon as possible and relocation will not exceed more than three months.

She said the situation is considered as a priority to the Ministry of Health in the wake of the closure.

“We have come to a final decision on the proposed accommodation for the relocation of the entire team, that is the A&E Department and the Health Centre. We have gotten two houses at very close proximity with each other,” she said. “One will be housing the Accident and Emergency Department and one, the Community Health Centre. I think based on the discussions with staff, I must say that they were very appreciative of the support from the central administration and they are working feverishly with us.”

She stated that staff has started cleaning up the areas where they are supposed to move in and work will start as soon as possible.

Royer explained that retrofitting work is needed to be done on only one of the houses, while the other is “move ready.”

“We can move almost immediately as soon as it is cleaned,” she said.

She called on the Marigot population to exercise patience in the matter.

“We know that they have exercised a lot of patience with us but we are still again asking for your patience as we look to bring in a conclusion to that whole issue,” she said.

Royer commended the staff of the Hospital and Health Centre for their resilience.

“Actually what has happened to Marigot it is really worth noting that our staff have committed themselves to ensuring that the public receives care and they have to be commended for that,” she stated. “You know in many instances when you have those types of issues you find persons not reporting to work. They have all reported to work …nobody stayed home because of the issue.”

She explained the situation which led to the closure of the facility.

Royer stated that as of May 23rd the Ministry of Health received notification of the presence of mold and fungus at one segment of the building which houses the Marigot Health District inclusive of the hospital, the Health Centre and the dental area.

“Basically, there was minor mold growth affecting one panel of a window and just early signs of mold infestation around the AC Unit,” Royer explained. “A few recommendations were made to the Ministry of Health and then we started to take some actions as it relates to dealing with the issue.”

She further explained that on the 6th of June the Ministry of Health received information that the mold was no longer just in the dental unit but has spread to other areas like the Accident and Emergency Department.

The Ministry of Health and the Environment formally announced the temporary closure of the hospital on Thursday, June 9.

Officials in the Ministry of Health plans to meet with Marigot residents to further address the situation.

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82 Comments

  1. June 12, 2016

    Can anyone state if there was a letter of complaint from any concerned citizen, the parliamentary representative or the medical officer of the area about the condition of the Marigot hospital? This condition at the Marigot hospital did not happen suddenly the present condition took years to get to this point.

  2. Not a herd follower
    June 12, 2016

    A bunch of incompetent people, including government ministers and Permanent Secretaries, running Dominica. Alas. Poor pity, Dominica

  3. Truth & Justice
    June 12, 2016

    You hear lies;
    Helen Royer look at what happened under your watch. 2014 you blamed the staff for termite infestation. Who do you blame now for the mould infestation?
    Where is your pride as a ‘NURSE’ who has climbed the ladder to become PS? The people of Marigot were fooled by your smile and lies in 2014.
    Not again, not this time. I urge you to read Psalm 55 verses 21-22.
    The buildings are NOT SUITABLE for A/E. The Health Centre can be accommodated but Wesley is best suited for the A/E Department.
    You did not mention the Pharmacy in your cunning speech. So where do the people of the health district collect their medication?
    Where will the Dental Unit be located?
    Miss Roger, karma is a bitch.
    Do not frustrate the workers who are willing to deliver the quality care that they have been trained to.
    Get off your high horse and serve in order to be served.
    Stop lying for politics.

    • Face the Facts
      June 12, 2016

      Your words are senseless. Do you ever use your God-given brains? Did you ever receive any at all so you can utilize them appropriately and fairly?
      Probably you should blame the contractors who built the M. Hospital.
      You cannot blame her for natural causes or the construction flaws which she, personally did not create or cause.
      Take a course in intelligence, communication, understanding and fairness.

      • %
        June 13, 2016

        @Facts Stop shielding your depraved and evil heart by using God’s name…Your crap on DNO suggests to everyone how ungodly you are.

      • Face the Facts
        June 13, 2016

        The pot always calls the kettle black. You are the ungodly one. People as you love to consistently criticize. You live it, eat it, walk it and sleep it. This depict unhappy people who are never satisfied. You do not think beyond what could be the cause of this.
        What do you get out of these consistent criticisms? You lack peace in your heart and mind.
        The problem is, you are a UWP supporter and this is the reason for your consistent criticisms.
        You are a pessimist. You detest optimistic people and their words. One day you will pay for this. Mark my words.

    • ....
      June 12, 2016

      This lady should never have been appointed PS in the first place. She should have been left as a nurse. Let her take her blows like all other nurses. The same goes for the CMO. Public Service Commission or whoever is in charge, time to change PS of health and CMO.

  4. Face the Facts
    June 11, 2016

    Pleasant moving. It is not easy but all will work out well. Yes! Patience is required.
    On another article, I observed the hospital building is low, above/over ground. This molding could be due to water, moisture in the ground where the hospital sits. Once molding sets in, fungus will grow in that area. Termites could also be due to the mold and moisture.
    I expect the authorities will contact experts about that so that they could rectify the situation and once renovations are performed and complete this will not recur.

    • viewsexpressed
      June 12, 2016

      Facts the Facts, when evidence of lies, deceitfulness and total discrimination shows you in the face you fail to see the facts. You are trying to sweeten the lies and abandonment of that village now blaming it on the water that may have been there for a long time. If so, why is it the health Ministry under this corrupt Labour government do something sad early as possible. No, they would not, it is Hon Linton, te one who has exposed their corrup0tion for years that they wish to get at and as a result the people suffer.
      I will recommend to you Facts, to face the facts and if you have nothing of decency to say, please shut up and go read, analyse and learn and get of the ill-corrupt school of skerrititis and work in the best interest of Dominica and for honest government.

      • Face the Facts
        June 12, 2016

        You shut up!!! You project whose side you are on. Put on your thinking cap if you have any. It is consistently criticism of the authorities.. Nothing is good, pleasing and satisfactory with evil minds as yours You leave no room for the benefit of the doubt. I bet if it were you, you would expect the people to be understanding. Live by the Golden Rule.
        Your views are not mine and vice versa. I utilize my common sense. If you have any, try utilizing yours.
        Your honorable Linton which you praise and exalt has enough court cases before him and on his name with exorbitant sums of money, paid for by the people (with more to be paid) and you cannot see through him. He has caused ample problems, division and disunity in D/ca. You do not see that he is full of B.S,, pretending to you people that he is for you. People as he and you are destroying Dominica with your debasement of authorities.
        Pray to God for His enlightenment and the grace of love, peace and unity.

    • %
      June 12, 2016

      @ Facts Despite your efforts to leverage evil,they continue to fail before your very eyes…

      • Face the Facts
        June 13, 2016

        You do not deserve my comments. You are the evil one. Why are you so pessimistic? Always criticizing and throwing words. What type of person are you? You are not doing yourself a favor. You do not like good people but those who consistently debase everyone and Dominica. Such bad people. You are not assisting Dominica. People as you cause disunity and place a curse on Dominica. The other Dominicans are being extremely patient with you.

  5. blessed
    June 11, 2016

    Poor speech!!!!you should be giving realistic solutions to the problem in Marigot, you are coming and talk about the sequence of the problem…..

  6. June 11, 2016

    That is Linton area but instead of cleaning his back yard he there cleaning Skeritt own .Please mind your own buisness and leave other people own alone.

    • %
      June 12, 2016

      This is far from honourable Lintons mess…It’s an incompetent gang of clowns mess..Once you rule by trickery and deception, your people will suffer….That’s why I am calling upon them to act now!!!

    • Not a herd follower
      June 12, 2016

      Popam, are you an nincompoop? Is it Lennox Linton running the hospital or the Ministry of Health? You are entitled to your political preferences but that does not mean you have to retard your intelligence. SMH

    • headz
      June 12, 2016

      my dear blessed are u really blessed? Does Dominica belongs to Mr.linton or all Dominicans biologically or otherwise , address the issues and stop attacking peoples personality. Its a national issue and its affects all whether green ,blue ,red black or white. let the government do their jobs as a government and stop playing politics with people health. A healthy nation makes a wealthy nation. we all are affect.

  7. Papa Dom
    June 11, 2016

    So two years ago the building was condemned and total demolition recommend but being a health facility that wasn’t an emergency. A bridge over a river with multiple crossings within a few hundred yds is an emergency. They recognised early on that the Wesley health clinic would not be able or adequate to serve the needs of notch marigot and Wesley yet they attempt to do just that. I am really at a loss to understand the explanations given by those officials.!

  8. D/can to de Bone(F)
    June 11, 2016

    the government should deal with this matter as urgent . they knew what the problem was . this was health a issues mold!!! A m not happy how the government has dealt with and is dealing with the Mairgot hospital issue. The minister of health , MP other help authorities needs to put heads together and solve the matter.

  9. breakit
    June 11, 2016

    Everything in Dominica is moldy under mr. Scare-it. Dr. Moldy

  10. keepingitreal
    June 11, 2016

    next level

  11. 1 800 CONCERNED
    June 11, 2016

    Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Helen Royer: WHY DID IT TAKE THE BUILDING BEING CONDEMNED FOR YOU AND THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO TAKE ACTION?

    MA’AM, WHERE IS THE HEALTH MINISTER????? Why is he silent on this matter??

    The PM’s children were born abroad. Could it be that Prime Minister Skerrit has NO CONFIDENCE in the hospitals on Dominica? This situation reflects very poorly on your government, leadership and the position of Prime Minister.

  12. LifeandDeath
    June 11, 2016

    It’s embarrassing that they wait till the situation gets out of hand then to do some patchwork fix ..I honestly hope these nurses don’t turn back to sue gov’t when they start falling sick from mold and mildew.
    That is a direct cause of neglect from the Authorities..I am surprised not to hear from Skerrit himself on this…on other issues he always infront. Is he too big to address the Marigot people? This isn’t a Marigot situation only anyway..It affects communities all through the North east..
    Time to get serious in Dominica..both Government and the People..

  13. June 11, 2016

    There could be mold and fungus but these two are not responsible for a hanging bulb . Dominica is in decline ,bad decline,it improves in the reverse ,see what our country has become under a gov’t that make people dance and throw words at each other ,they pick at each other so much the real concerns are neglected.A hospital is very important ,mold and fungus are due to water infiltration,humidity and lack of ventilation..too many little windows and very few doors ..air bricks are also very important due to the number of rooms and people in the building.Dominicans needs a clean up in politics,mannerism, management ,honesty and informing the public about what is taking place so that they will know what the tax payers money is used for..

    • Face the Facts
      June 12, 2016

      When you consistently debase it, you are the primary cause of Dominica not improving, if you think so. You are not helping your country. You should have commenced with the previous PM of those days who had the building constructed. It may have been a doomed building right from the start; badly built, poor material and workmanship.
      There are people who know better and how to build a proper hospital which would have avoided this problem. If the PM chooses a building enterprise, people as you will complain. See what has occurred with constructing the bridge.
      Did the previous PM inform the public about what the taxpayers’ money was used for? In any case, not all D/cans pay taxes; some never paid in their life but they have mouth and fingers to criticize. Put the blame where it belonged from the start.

  14. June 11, 2016

    It’s been a long while since the hospital is closed. Patients from the Marigot district are admitted at the Portsmouth Hospital

  15. 2sense
    June 11, 2016

    The public service needs to institute a maintenance policy for all public facilities and spaces, the reason we had to spend 27 million on a new state house was because of lack of maintenance of the existing one. we can build new buildings, bridges e.t.c unless there is preventative maintenance policy in place we are wasting our time, public works should be given the responsibility to maintain all public facilities

    • Face the Facts
      June 12, 2016

      Some D/cans project their ignorance and lack of intelligence. Some of you can criticize all you want which prove nothing.
      You should know buildings get old. They are exposed to the sun, rain, wind and storms. They do not last forever. Sometime or the other they may have to be either repaired if possible or a new one built. This is how it is world-wide.
      Bridges also break down. Iron corrodes just as roads erode with time. Expect similar of bridges and material used to construct them. That is the way it is. Some of you have much to learn.

  16. Truth be Told
    June 11, 2016

    Welcome to Dominica where all movement is backwards!

  17. Anansi
    June 11, 2016

    Look nonsense! The Marigot health situation should have been nipped in the bud long time ago. What are the addresses of those two houses to be identified as an A&E department and a health centre? Are those two houses in sanitary condition and have they met infrastructural approval for such stated purposes? Will emergency vehicle exits and entrances, and parking cause traffic congestion on an already messed road system? How soon will work commence on a state-of-the art hospital to serve Marigot and neighbouring communities?

    The people of Marigot (and Wesley) need to hold the government to deadlines. Take as a page of history, the Salisbury uprising (airport road in this case). Take to the road! Demand action if deadlines are not met! Stand up for what is rightfully yours Marigot!

  18. Favoured
    June 11, 2016

    Marigot area and surroundings have serious issues the hospital is a critical one, just as Melville hall sea wall which requires urgent remedial works, the farm roads in the area are in need of repairs, the crash exit road and roads around the airport require fixing so that response time from emergency services in the event of an aircraft accident can be improved and can meet ICAO standards. I understand the airport is functioning with one fire crash tender the second one is out of service. To compound these priority emergence works the west coast bridges can be added.All these emergency alternatives to the Roseau West bridge would be known to the people only if parliament met in frequent sessions to debate the issues and to arrive at priority projects to be done with the 18 million that is available in the interest of the people. By the way can anybody remember when last paiament met in session? Is that acceptable to us Dominicans. This serious.

    • Face the Facts
      June 12, 2016

      Much criticisms and no assistance from most of those who do.
      People should pay their fair share of taxes. This could help the government through the years to repair all what which needs repairing, as buildings.

  19. It seems to me that the Parl Rep and others in the UWP know-how knew of the situation and the Government intention to correct it and instead tried to entice the residents in wake of the big Soufriere loss. So they began to make noise, trying to fool their supporters when in fact they knew.

    A concern Parl Rep would have been speaking with the Government and would have done everything in his power to help alleviate any fear in his constituents and put their concerns at ease and let them know that he has been speaking with the government and here are the plans talked about to fix the problem facing them.

    That is what a concerned Parl Rep would have done and not tolerate people talking of lying down in streets in protest when there is absolutely no need because he already knew that the government is working. But they think appose for opposing sake is the way to go, so be it.

    • viewsexpressed
      June 12, 2016

      NO wonder you are called doubting……..Where have you been, it is years this matter has been raised. There has been inspection of the site some years ago by the UWP team and I recall day after made representation to the Ministry of Health and government on this matter. It was also addressed in parliament endless time. Stop trying to blame Linton, go blame incompetent Skerrit. Stop being dubious in passing the blame. This Skerrit lead DLP corrupt government is to be blame.

    • %
      June 12, 2016

      You comment makes you look like an accomplished buffoon.You should be ashamed of your asinine view of a matter affecting thousands of Dominicans.But again if you are part pf the greedies you obviously have no shame.

    • Dominican
      June 12, 2016

      Thomas, surely you do not believe the nonsense you are spouting yourself. Surely a hospital is a national asset and the responsibility of the government at the time. Next thing you want to insinuate that the opposition stopped the government from maintaining the facility and making improvements. And how do you know the parl. rep for the constituency has not made representations to the relevant govt. authorities about the deplorable conditions?
      Really, you are not making Roosevelt Skerrit look any better with your comments, rather the contrary.

  20. Jason
    June 11, 2016

    The victimization must stop. I pray for moral and ethical Government. I pray that the mighty hands of God move mighty over Dominica so that everything that is not in alignment with God’s plan and purpose be moved in Jesus name! Amen

    • Face the Facts
      June 12, 2016

      I pray that the critics would open their eyes to see the good which has been done in Dominica.
      I pray that they cease their criticisms and to be fair and just.
      I pray that they cease their bias attitude and that they help D/ca instead of debasing it and the government.
      I pray that they help build up D/ca rather than destroy it.
      As a D/can resident, what you state, one way or the other, fall back on you.

  21. Jason
    June 11, 2016

    This hospital has being allowed to decorate over the years for obvious reasons and ruling party’s government should take responsibility for this mess. Person’s life and well being are at stake and only when political victimization is ceased in DA will the country move forward. Marigot is the heart beat of DA and that will never change so to delay the inevitable by not giving Marigot the notoriety it deserves is a blow to the entire development of our nation. Let’s focus on nation building.

    • Me
      June 12, 2016

      Allowed to decorate would be fine Jason but I guess you meant to say “deteriorate”, which something else altoghether.

    • Face the Facts
      June 12, 2016

      “decorate?” You correct your error.

  22. Big Coco
    June 11, 2016

    damage control press conference. alot of mumbo jumbo with no clear solution. They have been given specific demands from the Marigot people and none have been addressed, They want to put the hospital upstairs a church in an unsuitable building..and another arm of the hospital in somebody home. Madness. Total madness and disrespect. The Marigot people recommended the best location to house the hospital while a new one will be constructed. They will ignore the recommendation because it came from “lennox people”….they will ignore and do nonsense as usual that leads to a big mess and disaster.

    Where is the Minister? Who is going to respond to the demands of the Marigot people and when?

    Careful eh….careful.

    • Face the Facts
      June 12, 2016

      Was anything stated about that during the general election camaign? Did Linton address it during his campaign?

      • Face the Facts
        June 12, 2016

        “campaign”

  23. Finally
    June 10, 2016

    Mr. Linton! Do not buy that. Stick the the ultimatum and resolution of the group meeting. It’s about time the people stand their ground against this conspiracy of evil.

    A BRAND NEW HOSPITAL in 18 months. Nothing more, nothing less. It is time the Marigit people tap into their untapped power.
    This administration is afraid of the people but they are fooling the people to believe its the other way round.

  24. indira Ghandi
    June 10, 2016

    Why is the staff that has to clean thebuildings?
    Ridiculous.

  25. As usual, a few words to appease the disgruntled Dominicans and they bow their heads and walk away…issue resolved! You see people, unlike the aggressive and assertive Trinidadians, Jamaicans, Antiguans and Guyanese, Dominicans are rather unique! They are a very docile and obedient, although quite envious and hateful amongst themselves. The Dominicans are now being recognized worldwide for their lack of insight, understanding and basic common sense. This means that anyone can easily trick a Dominican over and over again and he/she will fall for it EVERY TIME! Quite unique indeed. What’s worse than being a docile people, however, is the fact that Dominicans are cowards! This, of course, does not mean that Dominicans will not argue loudly and make frightening threats in an attempt to hide the true coward that lies deep inside him/her. However, when tested, a Dominican will be the first to run in the heat of battle or betray his/her own under pressure. Shameful.

  26. Truth or Friction?
    June 10, 2016

    Sis. Helen Royer, you put yourself in a situation that is unlike you and your faith and you should use the funeral of Mohamed Ali to decide between your faith and earthly success. In Ali’s case he chose his conscience which caused them to strip him of his title, money, and ability to fight again in any country.

    Sis. Royer, you are supporting and promoting the lies and propaganda of Skerrit when you know better. Since when Skerrit allowing any minister or PS to break news? He knows it’s a lie and that’s why he is using you.

    In 2012, here is Health Minister Julius Timothy on the same hospital: “We are now in the process of organizing to build a new hospital at Marigot. What we have in mind because of the location close to the airport is to make it a trauma centre” https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/economy-development/marigot-hospital-to-become-trauma-centre/

    ” We have gotten two houses at very close proximity with each other.” From a state-of the-art to this?

    • Truth or Friction?
      June 10, 2016

      “Timothy indicated that this was being done so that “accidents from Portsmouth to Delices will not clog up the Princess Margaret, those on that side would go to the Marigot Trauma Centre and the Princess Margaret hospital would deal with the rest of the island”.

      7 years later what Skerrit has built in Marigot is a DRAMA Center instead of Trauma Center. Timothy, why does the Skerrit DLP wants to build a Trauma Center in Marigot again? Answer: “because of the location close to the airport is to make it a trauma centre”
      Who will it serve again Timothy? Answer: so that “accidents from Portsmouth to Delices will not clog up the Princess Margaret
      Well, based on Timothy’s statement residents from Portmouth to Delices should join with Marigot people to push for that Trauma center

      7 years later Helen Royer telling the people the hospital is closed mold and fungus, and two buildings have been identified?

      Peter Tosh said, “Don’t press a man” and surely Skerrit is pressing…

    • Face the Facts
      June 12, 2016

      Would love to know where the soul of Ali is in eternity. He rejected Our Lord Jesus Christ to follow someone, not knowing where his soul is, in eternity; one.whom God created, who also rejected Our Lord and spoke against His Church. I would not praise and elevate Ali nor use him as an example. Wrong example and comparison.

  27. Favoured
    June 10, 2016

    Marigot will get a new hospital under. ‘My Dominica Trade House .Com; So what is Marigot stress nuh. Go play Dice song ‘my Dominica Trade House .com to be reminded of how many hospitals we have in the sky. The Minister of Bitcoins now Minister of Health needs to get us some of those bitcoins to help finance the building of the hospital. Dominicans are just a bunch of jokers to be tolerating this nonsense day after day month after month year after year.

  28. Face the Facts
    June 10, 2016

    Who are you calling evil? When you state that, you are exonerating yourself of evil. You are not better than they are, be it in a different manner. You are as evil yourself, calling others evil when you are far from perfect.
    God knows your heart and whatever evil you do and state. You cannot hide from Him. Therefore, change your tone and words, you hypocrite.
    This is what it means to face the facts. Stick to the issue. If only some people as you would recognize their faults and rectify them, it would be a better, happier and peaceful world – Dominica. We would all get along. This is lacking.

    • Face the Facts
      June 10, 2016

      DNO, what happened? This is for %

    • %
      June 12, 2016

      @Facts I am elated that a termagant has responded…If you are Dominican,you must stop hiding in the bushes friom whence cometh your wickedness.Come home to enjoy the SALT SUCKING…..You always seem to take a fiendish delight in the woes of my people.I rebuke this delight,since it can only come from people with depraved mind.

      • Face the Facts
        June 13, 2016

        Dominicans are not your people anymore than they are my people. In fact, they are God’s people. When you die you may never see them. You make people your enemy. You hate them because they do not support your bias attitude.
        God is taking note of your vindictiveness. Stop throwing mapwee. You see about your soul. You know where such people end up in eternity? Be kind for once! When you are not, you are heaping eternal hot burning coals on your head.
        Pray to God to make you a loving person and to eradicate criticisms and hatred from your heart, mind and soul. Otherwise, woe to you!

  29. %
    June 10, 2016

    They sensed that you all were prepared for action,so they caved in..Dont forget that Skerrit believes that he can rule this country by deception…I am still asking myself if this so called press cnonference was not just to placate the people who were on the verge of protesting…You all need another meeting to put plan B in place…SO WE NEED TO MOVE TO ROSEAU TO DEMAND ELECTORAL REFORM..The more he best his meg chest is the more we know that he is a coward….

  30. Doc. Love
    June 10, 2016

    They are stalling. The next thing you are going to hear, they are waiting on plans, they are waiting on EIA report, a friendly Government is going to fund the hospital and by time everything is done it will be another three or four years. We have heard talk about a new hospital for Marigo for the last four years. The Marigot people better be careful, if serious actions are not taken now, Skeritt in his usual style will be laughing at them and in the process try to prove to them their leader is a joker, because he believed him. As a reminder to Skeritt with reference to the power of the people, the people of Marigot should show how serious they are about the building of a new hospital, they should have a demonstration at least for one day. Marigot people, I am warning you, don’t under estimate Skeritt or you will suck salt.

  31. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    June 10, 2016

    “Speaking at a press conference on Friday she said work will begin as soon as possible and relocation will not exceed more than three months.”

    I suspect a fraud, as I suggested the land surrounding the hospital is choice flat land, ideal for the building of a hospital, which could be expanded at any time That is why the British selected that area. Why move it from the present location to another. If it has deteriorated to a point beyond repair, the easiest thing to do is demolish the hospitals building and doctors residence next to the hospital and rebuild them.

    I suspect somebody wants the land for personal use; that is why they are talking about relocation; mark my words they shall not fall!

  32. anonymous
    June 10, 2016

    To the members of the Marigot Health team.
    Despite your working conditions, you continue to put your best foot forward. For this we are grateful. I recommend your team for the national awards in November.

    • Me
      June 12, 2016

      yeah…a wooden spoon instead of a wooden parrot. They too are afraid to speak up.

  33. Shameless
    June 10, 2016

    Not good enough PS. Your bosses Must understand that the good folks of Marigot have had enough. No more madam, no more will we allow the cabal to abuse us citizens because of our political views. I call on the Marigot folks to boycott that conniving meeting and demand action only through your parl rep. Skerries just want you to attend his meeting to show that he is in charge of you….period! This is all an ego trip for him so don’t give him any satisfaction.

    Always Assertive! ?

  34. Helas
    June 10, 2016

    Miss Royer makes it sound like things just happened, but this hospital has been neglected for sometime now. Soufriere got all kinds of money I wonder where that Salisbury road stand at this moment.
    J

  35. Concerned
    June 10, 2016

    But wait awhile !!! Who is responsible to maintenance of these facilities? Isn’t Government paying someone to do it? Soon PMH will close down for pigeon infestation . I always wonder what are the people responsible doing in cases like these. There’s something called preventative maintenance people to safeguard against failures.

  36. charles
    June 10, 2016

    let us watch and see what really will materialize and the excuse that will be given for the predictable delays be for completion. just look you will see too much tricks i have learn to become an pessimists

  37. concerned
    June 10, 2016

    Me..dont be a donkey.please take your time and read the statement again.they reported to work that faithful day when there was an emergency evacuation. ..so they were involved in the moving and coordinating process of where what goes.

  38. UDOHREADYET
    June 10, 2016

    What has Lennox done?
    They voted him as their Parlrep… he busy trying to raise money for himself to pay people for all the marlparlay he marlparlay them!

    All that money he raised should have been for the Hospital in his constituency not for his personal use!

    Yet his constituency is falling apart! Lennox thinks he is vice prime minister not the Marigot Parl rep.

    allu need to tell him there is no such post as vice prime minister!
    He (Lennox) should have been raising money for hospital and bringing the community together to address local issues.

    • %
      June 12, 2016

      You seem to have MONEY DISEASE….GI FIND WORK TO DO!!!!! Honourable Linton did not ask for fund raising..It’s patriotic People like me who did it..If you had just half a brain, you would have known that this evil regime should nothave a maintenance crew to inspect public buildings, and to report acordingly..So your comment is stupid.

    • Face the Facts
      June 12, 2016

      Lennox is not interested in helping the Marigot people. One would think if he is so concerned about them, he would help them and then boast of what he did. Oh no! As always he is bent on showing off the government as being incompetent and to his supporters who swallow what he states. One day Lennox will fall flat on his face.

  39. Lol
    June 10, 2016

    Me, what was Edison doing all those year, that’s the question you should be asking.

    • Me
      June 12, 2016

      It is sixteen years since Edison stopped being responsible for that hospital! Use your brain.

    • Favoured
      June 13, 2016

      well if that’s all you argument Edison and Lennox should do and what they can do tells me that you recognize that those two men can deliver. So ask your cabal of CABINOT ministers to get out of the way so the guys can deliver. Let me remind you it was former Health Minister Julius Timothy who said government had better plans than the UW P for the hospital and therefore we are going to demolish the hospital to build a brand new one and it will be more than a hospital it will be a top of the line Trauma center and that was said in 2012. That was one of the biggest lies to the people of Marigot and by extension the people of Dominica. But you just love lies from politicians. The more they lie the more we vote for them.

  40. %
    June 10, 2016

    WHERE the WICKED rule THE people MOURN!!!
    Wicked regimes have historically taken huge falls!!!Keep on fighting Marigot. Do not go down the road of handouts,begging and grovelling.

  41. UDOHREADYET
    June 10, 2016

    From the looks of it the staff did not do a good job with the upkeep of the facility.
    They may have been of the mindset that if it breaks down they will get a new one.
    Then their Parl Rep will take credit for the new hospital much like he’s not taking credit for the condition of the current hospital.

  42. Trump
    June 10, 2016

    Such important information based on the importance of the facility why is the P.S disseminating this information. Its makes it less credible seeing the norm would be a minister. Is it a way of washing their hands or a stalling tactics.
    Wait and see what happens

    • June 10, 2016

      Marigot don’t accept their explanation why didn’t they include you is what they were planning before it came to this you were kept in the dark, and why is SDkerrit afraid to face Marigot people didn’t he say he could go into any one in Marigot home and will be welcome, We welcome everyone who comes to Marigot any time because we are that kind of people but we will not be taken for granted and now we are fighting hard we are not going to be silent the houses they are talking about is not right and the people have to stand up , So why are they trying to move in the house over the week end and after come to bring you up to date on their plans that shouldn’t be so stop them.

    • laitislu
      June 10, 2016

      Negative negative negative. Think positive first.

  43. %
    June 10, 2016

    When evil people see those who are punished are about to take action,Then and only then they try answering to their concerns…But to the people of Marigot you all must remember that these gang members lead with trickery and deception.THEY ARE EVIL.!!…

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      June 10, 2016

      ….And so are you…%; YOU are ONE of the most EVIL!!…

      • %
        June 12, 2016

        Surely I am not a lazy idiot sitting on a block…Have Skerrit bought you the book and pencil to attend night school?

  44. Me
    June 10, 2016

    Firefighting instead of being proactive. Will we ever learn? Bad, bad management of our scarce resources. Heads must roll.

    PS. Staff reported for work? What were they doing all day if the facility was closed? I presume they got paid nonetheless?

    • Noreen
      June 10, 2016

      Whose fault is that, you must be one if the three
      blind mice.

    • josh shaw
      June 11, 2016

      @ Me if I put up blocks for you and on Friday morning I told u the blocks low, then Monday morning blocks done. And on Thursday you go buy blocks once I’m on your job on Tuesday and Wednesday you must pay me for all days I reported to work or you in deep

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