Mahaut constituency receives over $600,000 for road enhancement projects.

Blackmoore says he wants to make the Mahaut constituency the most diverse, exciting and most promising constituency

Member of Parliament for the Mahaut constituency, Rayburn Blackmoore, has revealed that over E.C$678,000 will be spent on road and drainage enhancement in the area of View Point in Warner and on the Campbell main road.

These projects are set to be completed by the end of the year.

Speaking at a handing over ceremony held on Friday April 7th 2017 at the Mahaut Community Center, Blackmoore said that five contracts have been signed and the funds are coming directly from the Citizenship By Investment (CBI) program.

“The funding of course is coming from the CBI program, demonstrating that everyone is benefiting from this program and as I have said before and I want to reiterate, in a town hall meeting. The CBI is for us,” Blackmoore stated.

A cheque for the projects was signed and handed over to the chairperson of the Mahaut Village council, Lorna John-Charles Dalsan.

The Mahaut MP added that he will strive to ensure that the constituency becomes the best in all categories in the country.

“I want to give the people of the Mahaut constituency the assurance that we will ensure that the Mahaut constituency continues to emerge as the number one constituency in the whole of the country – the most diverse, the most exciting and the most promising and that includes all the portions of the constituency,” he said

He also said that monies will be available to begin the construction of a very “important” road project, the Campbell/Despor link road, in the Campbell, Sylvainia and Despor area.

“The Minister of Finance has given the word that the monies will be made available to do this very important segment of the road,” he stated. 

Blackmoore said that although he hopes that the contractors can come from the Campbell community, such a project is something where “we cannot waste time.”

He believes that the road, when completed, will serve a very useful purpose not only to the villagers but the nation by extension.

“I am looking forward in due time to start that road…That road itself will serve a very useful purpose bearing in mind that we are very vulnerable. So in the event that we have a blockage on the main road, we will be able to use the Campbell/Despor link road as an escape. So it is not only limited to the people of Despor and Campbell and Sylvina, but from a National standpoint,” he explained.

Meanwhile, Blackmoore disclosed that throughout the course of this month, more contracts will be signed to the tune of $775,000, to address roads in Canefield, particularly Canefield East and the RBC Housing Scheme area.

According to him, the building process is underway and the contract process is set to be completed next week so as to begin construction soon after.

 

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26 Comments

  1. April 12, 2017

    Hello everyone. I hope u are shading under the branch of health and happiness. Is Dominica incorrigible?? Blackmore is doing the best he knows..My people let’s choose carefully the words we write because people will read these words and be influenced by them for good or evil. Be well and best wishes. I love you all.

  2. johnjay
    April 11, 2017

    What about the LIGHTINGS in LOWER JIMMIT and the FIRE HYDRANTS which we gave you and the village council for years. Nothing, shame SKERRIT MUST GO. Thanks for the CBI program for monies high away to come out but all is not done.
    The house in Field’s Lane should be a priest school and a day care for the of Campbell & Warner.

  3. Anthony Ismael
    April 11, 2017

    This paltry sum of money means nothing more than another hatchet-job road project. Too many corners, steep gradient leading to the entrance of the Warner road, not to mention lack of proper drainage. It’s another two-by-four pre election gimmick. It will fool the gullible labor cohorts, but will do nothing for the sustained development of access that is required for this area.

  4. Writing is on the wall
    April 11, 2017

    so a govt took over (labaH) NEGLECTED THE SAID ROAD FOR 15 YEARS , NOW THEY WANT TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE THEY WORKING!!

    THIS trully shows incompetence and party politricks!!

  5. shrewd
    April 10, 2017

    Good, i remember before you was demoted from minister of communications and works, you opened up the E O Leblanc highway by putting in some sidewalks. in mahaut. what a smart guy.

  6. Wisdom
    April 10, 2017

    Hope the pa ya road get some of that. as it is beyond bad. that is the road on the right exit before the Jimmit bridge. oh God that ROAD IS HORRIBLE

  7. Barroui
    April 10, 2017

    I am very confused.
    Why is money being poured around Dominica like gravy?
    Why is money being handed out to people who are ill equipped to manage the funds?

    Where is the Central Ministry for Infrastructure and Communications to plan, budget for, strategise and seek tenders for the works, etc.?

    Where is Public Works Dept.?
    Oh! I know now, we do not need it.

    We do not need skilled road engineers in Dominica.
    We do not need to train our young men/women to be civil engineers.
    And we do not need to maintain our roads and bridges.

    They have really dragged my Dominica backwards.
    Dominica is being mismanaged and no one seems to care.

  8. Me
    April 10, 2017

    More than anything else Mahaut needs a bypass.

  9. concern citizen
    April 10, 2017

    Thank U Mr. Blackmoore I love that move you all should have done that long time ago, so U and Skerrit had to wait for Honourable LINTON to show u all the way, well U all will continue to follow while Honourable Linton continue to lead
    Warner will never, never Bow to you all’s corruption, thanks GOD for the ROAD Workers put there

  10. Anthony Ismael
    April 10, 2017

    Rayburn, the site of your makes me sick to my stomach, because you represent nothing of substance. Just hot air from the corrupt regime that is labor. You have a steep gradient leading to the entrance of the Warner Road from Jimmit. Are there any plans to shelve this cliff or construct a ramp to it, thereby reducing the steep dangerous gradient? Definitely not.
    What are the long terms plans for the Mahaut road inside the village where traffic if often chocked off? How about strategically relocating some residents so that you can expand the road in certain areas? No again.
    If there’s a severe medical emergency in the village, emergency response personnel have a difficult time getting to that sick person.
    How about adding ambulance services to the Mahaut Police station, so that they can better respond to the community, instead of waiting for an ambulance to leave Roseau and tend to emergencies in the village? Too far ahead for your peanut brain.

  11. April 10, 2017

    Much needed works for these road networks. Good luck.

    • dee
      April 10, 2017

      I hear de CBI money not good to do no work in de Soufrierre Scotts Head community , De bigger Boss say go ask Martinique , that is until election time when they coming up and play domino and buy rum for allu .
      Sarkway sort . excuse de insult .

  12. April 10, 2017

    I welcome these developments. Ensure also, that we’re safeguarded from the seas and rivers in the respective villages in that constituency.

  13. Not a herd follower
    April 10, 2017

    Where was all that CBI money all the time?

  14. LifeandDeath
    April 10, 2017

    I take this news with mixed feelings..first it seemed that it was a single localized political initiative to strengthen the DLP base in Mahaut, and later given the idea and possibility of enhancing that link road through Mahaut, Campbell, Despor, Sylvannia, the aim changed to a project of National importance and benefit..
    That Road cut under the UWP has been neglected for nearly 20 years now, but still remains a very important link road for whole of Dominica..I support that initiative 100%..this will mean more development of lands through that ridge also. Dominica needs more roads through the island wherever possible to encourage land use up in the hills..more than 70% of land in DA remains untouched for lack of access.. Good Move Blackmoore..

  15. sh
    April 10, 2017

    Money flowing like a river everywhere, elections must be coming soon.

  16. Indeed
    April 10, 2017

    “The funding of course is coming from the CBI program”. Money falling down like rain!!! Bravo Minister……Bravo. Keep the dollars flowing.

  17. Servant of the people
    April 10, 2017

    So what happen, 15th and 12th Street in Canefield does not deserve any attention Mr. Blackmore? I see that the part leading to the Cab Sec’s residence was repaired and the remainder of us is “choo poulle’
    Have some pity on the residents/drivers of these 2 streets please….
    Better yet, come see for yourself
    Oh, did I tell you that not everyone on these streets a workers? Quite a few of them still fly their red flag.

  18. time ticking
    April 10, 2017

    Say what you want, Blockmore; Mahaut people want you all to shut-up and get lost. They want and need a new administration. One that’s not corrupt in every way. Shuuuut man! All you are making people sick with all these EMPTY PROMISES. :twisted:

  19. dressing like freaks and they call it fleek
    April 10, 2017

    Thats a good project. That road needs work.

  20. Doc. Love
    April 10, 2017

    It would appear as far as Skeritt is concerned, the villages of Salisbury and Marigot are not in Dominica or maybe they don’t pay taxes.

    • only time will tell
      April 10, 2017

      don’t worry all that will come to and in Dominica the hard working people get NOT and the ones that talk RED and make lots of kids and seat home get the best but again as I say all this is coming to an END not long to go

    • Marigot got
      April 11, 2017

      Marigot village council got three hundred thousand to build toilets for their people! CBI money! What linton saying?

  21. pydana
    April 10, 2017

    not everyone benefitting from the CBI. you all are playing poor dirty politics. the whole of dominica is the responsibility of the ruling party even if a constituency did not vote for it. nothing is being done in the constituencies that’s not labour poor politics my friends. If I were the prime minister the constituencies that did not vote for me that’s where I would put my attention to help along with those who voted for me and by the next election I would see more votes come to me because I would play rich clean politics. stop being vindictive when visitors come to dominica they could see evil going on in the country because of the way you politicians treat the constituencies that did not vote for you fools. take care of the entire dominica stop you all nonsense.

  22. April 10, 2017

    That is a very good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Brief but very accurate information… Appreciate your sharing this one.
    A must read post!

  23. %
    April 10, 2017

    Thanks to honourable Linton…He has forced Blackmore and stuttering Skerrit to have their own 3 letter alphabet “”C,B,I””..Wonder where all the money was hidden…Seem like after Erika,we could have taken care of ourselves..!!
    SKERRIT MUST GO!
    SKERRIT MUST GO!!!
    SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!!

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