Dominica Labour Party (DLP) candidate for the Colihaut Constituency, Catherine Daniel has outlined a number of plans for her constituency if her party is re-elected into office.
Daniel, who was addressing supporters at a DLP rally held in Colihaut on Thursday night, promised to meet the needs of residents of that constituency.
“From Colihaut, as I spoke with different people, I heard your needs, your need for a feeder road,” she said. “I heard your need for a much needed Health Centre, you want your Health Centre constructed. I heard your cry for the erection of a police station for Dublanc. I heard about the resource Centre, I heard you want to complete that.”
She said a sporting facility is being contemplated for Dublanc.
“I heard your cry for a sporting facility, a community that nurtured in Dublanc Shane Shillingford, the community that nurtured Luan Gabriel and I think that we should be so proud of these sporting icons that we need to upgrade the sporting facility in Dublanc, complete that small pavilion and let us name it after these two icons so that our young people can see and emulate what these two icons, Luane and Shane, brought to their community,” she said.
According to Daniel, the many concerns raised by residents of Bioche will also be addressed.
“And one of your cry was for a communal sewerage disposal system. I did a little research on that and there is a little difficulty but it is not insurmountable. It can be achieved in ways but a discussion has to be made,” she said. “I cannot promise you that it will be fixed within the next two to three years but I can promise you we will listen and do the best.”
She said there will be land reform in Bioche.
“I heard your demand in Bioche for land reform because a lot of you said the villages are too small, you need expansion and we are also looking at this,” Daniel said. “I heard your plea for housing development … this we have started and will continue but we will look on the needs basis and then what I want of you people, Dublanc, Bioche and Colihaut, I would like to see that community unity, that community of love so that when we decide to help people that the help goes to those most in need first.”
Meanwhile, outgoing MP for the Constituency, Ronald Toulon, endorsed Daniel at the rally saying she is a woman who loves Dominica.
“I wish to endorse and declare my public approval for Catherine Daniel as the next Parliamentary Representative of the Colihaut constituency,” Toulon said. “A woman who loves people, a woman who loves Dominica, a woman who loves progress. Catherine Daniel provides a shoulder for those of us who are struggling.”
He said he knows Daniel personally and called on all Labourites in the constituency to vote for her.
Daniel, who is making her first run for political office, will be facing Nicholas George of the United Workers Party (UWP) in the December 8 general election.