Kalinago Emergency Response Fund to be established

Casius Darroux
Casius Darroux

Plans are in place for the establishment of a Kalinago Emergency Response Fund, Minister for Kalinago Affairs, Casius Darroux has announced.

Darroux said at the launch of Kalinago Week 2016 on Friday, that the fund will help senior citizens, those especially, who are in dire need of assistance.

“The Kalinago community, with little financial or economic activity going on, most of our individuals, especially our senior citizens who have worked to develop this country, but did not contribute to the social security, as we know, could not have the opportunity to gain some financial blessings to meet their daily needs or in terms of emergency,” he said.

“The Kalinago community and the rest of Dominica’s population, we are not spared by the non-communicable diseases and so this fund will be assisting them greatly in meeting their needs in terms of emergency,” the minister added.

Noting that over the years the government of Dominica has been “very friendly” to the Kalinago people, Darroux remarked, “It is not always fair that we depend on government for us to do what we would like to do, so we are taking a stand as a Kalinago people to establish this fund to ensure that we too can take care of our own Kalinago people.”

He said the health facility in Salybia was currently being upgraded to ease the movement from Salybia to Marigot and from Salybia to Castle Bruce.

Darroux, who is also the parliamentary representative for the Salybia Constituency, promised that his ministry will continue “to do all we can to ensure that the Kalinago people are well taken care of in terms of health, their social well-being, their economic livelihood…”

He encouraged the Kalinago people to be thankful to the other governments who undertook projects in the Kalinago territory, adding, “and we expect more works to continue.”

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7 Comments

  1. The blind one
    September 5, 2016

    As parl rep don’t you think you should join with the chief and start working on reparation process for your people, have you ever thought of tabling a motion in the parliament to adopt the U N Declaration on the rights of your people, these are the essentials, that is where the real money , rights and power lies not boom boom fling a political part that is exploiting your people.

    • viewsexpressed
      September 6, 2016

      Reparation today is a waste of time especially where the Kalinagoo people are today. The lack of leadership, high child sexual and other abuses (in other areas of Dominica too), a tourism sector lacking develoment and focus, failed leadership at the levels of Carib Chiefs, and Parliametary Repesentatives. Dominica needs serious government and governance, serious and committed leadership not those engaged in obvious, visible corruption. A Carib Council leadership and government leadership prepared to be dsciplined and stop taking people`s vulnerability and poverty for granted like the Kalinago people, by issuing handouts in cash and in kind. That is bribery and an insult to the Kalinago people and intergrity of Dominica.
      Until there is perspective of discipline, focus, lessons learnt, strong effective, trusted leadership, the Kalinago people ain`r going nowhere, esceicall with Skerrit as Prime Mininster and Parl Reps appears blind to poverty, lack of development and integrity of kal

  2. viewsexpressed
    September 5, 2016

    Darroux says, “…that the fund will help senior citizens, those especially, who are in dire need of assistance.

    “The Kalinago community, with little financial or economic activity going on, most of our individuals, especially our senior citizens who have worked to develop this country, but did not contribute to the social security, as we know, could not have the opportunity to gain some financial blessings to meet their daily needs or in terms of emergency,” he said.
    Mr Darroux, your inept Prime Minister Skerrit did not create nor put resources that your people save and invest their moneys. They were coerced to be beggars with handouts to your people the Carib Council and friendly associated labourites like you You have to take responsible and stop the begging and excuses you give to the public. The problem and solution is up on the 5th floor in the Prime Ministers office, which is kick the PM out and get good government and good governance in Dominica especially for your…

  3. CRIME STOPPERS
    September 5, 2016

    funds to buy votes. that’s all it is

    • viewsexpressed
      September 5, 2016

      …That is so true…go on buy the people, sit down, don`t work, Skerro will baby sit you all and you all with your children ad children`s children will remain poor beggars

  4. 2sense
    September 4, 2016

    who is to contribute to the fund, DNO could go alot further with that story

  5. observer
    September 4, 2016

    A people without a vision perish.

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