New Bagatelle health centre to be commissioned this month – PM Skerrit

Bagatelle Health and Wellness Centre

The government of Dominica will commission yet another health centre this month.

This new facility has been built for the residents of Bagatelle and its surroundings.

Prime minister Skerrit made the disclosure during a visit to the Bagatelle accompanied by members of his Cabinet recently.

“We visited the new health centre that was constructed in Bagatelle and the intention is to have this health centre opened within the next week so that villages can get access to a new facility,” he said.

According to Skerrit the plan was to demolish the old centre and to place apartment structures there for the residents of Bagatelle.

“That was always our original plan, that we couldn’t have found lands to build homes for the folks in Bagatelle knowing of the vulnerabilities of Bagatelle and Fond St Jean, so the agreement we had with the people there was that we would build a new health centre, once it’s completed we would have it demolished and then build homes for them,” he explained.

Skerrit continued, “We are at the point of demolishing the old health centre and of course building homes for them.”

Meantime, he indicated that in addition to the homes in Fond St Jean a river wall and pedestrian crossing will be constructed.

“These are important things because they mean so much to the people, so we are committed to doing this,” he stated.

The old Bagatelle Centre is set to be demolished and replaced with a new facility

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15 Comments

  1. Roger Burnett
    February 7, 2022

    Once again I begin my comment with the words, “all well and good”.

    But at the risk of receiving an avalanche of thumbs down, may I ask, if what appears to be a multitude of painted rocks in the foreground of the picture, have in the name of beautification, replaced Dominica’s abundant indigenous flora?

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    • Pipo
      February 8, 2022

      I agree Roger, it looks garish and cheap and that array of old tyres does detract from what would otherwise be a pleasing creation but then, there is no arguing about taste, is there? Jus like you cannot buy class. Does that make me a snob? Probably so.

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      • Roger Burnett
        February 8, 2022

        Regardless of taste being subjective, the problem Pipo is that we are losing the ability to differentiate between the beautiful and the ugly.

        In earlier times, craftmanship and natural materials resulted in beauty being the order of the day. A craftsman’s eye was the gauge by which he measured beauty by. We now turn to self-conscious adornment (in a word “beatification”) in a misguided attempt to make beautiful that which we’ve made ugly.

        In the absence of beauty we become visually impaired. Putting the creative arts high on the agenda in schools would help to arrest this deficiency.

    • Merlin
      February 8, 2022

      Ya.i see, it’s great improvement, but painted rocks looks more like a kindergarten school.

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  2. MAGWA CA
    February 7, 2022

    thats one cost 50 million to build wi people :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

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  3. Anthony P. Ismael
    February 7, 2022

    Great job! Hope it will serve the members of the community over the years. Let’s hope that modern medical equipment is installed as well. The difference is the equipment and medical expertise, in conjunction with the new facility.

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  4. gf massy
    February 7, 2022

    garcon look joke….bagatelle getting new health centre and grand fond parl rep giving the village brog oh dow

  5. Jey Jey
    February 7, 2022

    Is it by coincidence that all these roofs covering of the labor party projects are painted RED? What’s wrong with painting some roofs in Blue or Green? We’ll change the color when the Honorable Linton becomes the PM. There’s gonna be a lot of jobs/work for painters and laborers.

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    • Moo moo resistant
      February 8, 2022

      And this is what’s pressing to you? The color of a roof. My God, this is why we are where we are.

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    • Eagle-Eyed
      February 8, 2022

      Well it’s a good ting dat Dominican voters not as enthusiastic for a Linton led government when they already getting the goods from the current government eh! So keep living in cloud coo-coo land bro, your messiah ain’t never gonna come. We had the blues before and they ended up bankrupting us. You forgot that eh! ‘Once bitten, twice shy’. Why would you want ‘back & neck’ when you already have chicken breast and thighs?

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  6. Garcon
    February 7, 2022

    These are all very beautiful and from my understanding, they are resilient structures. However, I believe that these funds will be better spent on investments that will bring jobs to the people. That’s our major problem in Dominica. There are several people who are unemployed and those who are employed do not earn enough to enjoy a decent life. I know of several people who want a second job but can’t find one.

    Mr. Skerrit, please reconsider your actions and engage in investing in the productive sector. Get geothermal and other renewable forms of energy going, find markets and ways of getting to those markets for our farmers, let’s get agro-processing on a higher level among others. It’s not that what you are doing is wrong. Your priorities are wrong. All these buildings will be useless if you don’t have a population to utilize them as people leave in droves to seek better opportunities elsewhere.

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    • February 8, 2022

      Who do you think are going to work in the Health Centers? Animals not humans. Think of what you are about to say before you write.

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      • Galileo
        February 9, 2022

        My only response is, alas. Skerrit will remain in power for life with brains like yours. Since you think to employ one nurse, cleaner and a security guard is better for the economy that employing hundreds of people through smarter investments there is nothing I can say to you. You must be one who got an apartment after a lifetime of work with no success in other words maltravail 🤣

        • February 10, 2022

          Show us what you can do for Dominica and stop spewing garbage. Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country. Let me see you invest in something that will generate lots of employment. The Government cannot and should not do it alone. I appreciate Skerrit for what he is trying and doing for Dominica. What have you done but spill milk on the floor. All you UWPs do is talk, talk, talk. Lennox will never be the PM of Dominica, not on this earth, not on the next one. I don’t need Skerrit’s apartment, brother. You need it not me. I am well educated to hold my own, brother. My daughter is getting well educated to hold her own as well, brother. Why don’t you go and live in Galilee?

  7. Toto
    February 7, 2022

    Looks very pretty bro. Hope it will be efficient as it looks, still don’t judge a book by it’s cover.

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