The residents of Canefield will see the construction of a ‘Cruise Village’ in the area if the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) is re-elected into government.
Addressing a DLP rally in Canefield on Wednesday night DLP candidate for the Mahaut Constituency, Rayburn Blackmoore, said the Board of Directors of the Dominica Air and Seaport Authority (DASPA) has already approved that project.
The Cruise Village, he said, is expected to be built on the site of the Canefield Airport.
“Think about the prospects or the possibilities of having three big ships docking right there in Canefield,” Blackmoore said. “I can say to you the people of Canefield, the people of Massacre, the people of Mahaut, Dominica, I am saying to you tonight, that Canefield, Massacre and Mahaut will never be the same again when we ensure we construct this Cruise Village for you the people of Canefield.”
Blackmoore also stated that government has already discussions with potential developers and they are happy about the possibility of constructing the village.
He stated discussions have also been held with the AID Bank “to standardize the manner in which business is being done at the Industrial Site” in Canefield.
In fact, he said, the intention is to create a business platform for a diversity of businesses to set up shop in the area “and to create twenty-first century jobs for our children and our children-children…”
“We have begun to improve the physical infrastructure; we have done the sidewalk to be followed by the road and proper landscaping,” he said. “And speaking about the cruise village in Canefield, we shall improve the beach and to create a proper sidewalk from Canefield going back into under the cliff and to create a wonderful environment and to transform Canefield and to transform Dominica.”
Blackmoore revealed that the DLP plans to build a business platform upstairs the Mahaut market and projects for Warner and Jimmit are also in the making.
He said that both communities and Mahaut “will never be the same again.”
“Because there will be a major boost for both commercial and residential real estate,” he remarked.
A resource centre was also promised to the people of Jimmit, while one will be opened in Campbell next week.
“I want to say to the people of Jimmit that we shall ensure that you get a resource centre in my new term,” Blackmoore said. “We are also targeting Warner and Campbell. And speaking about Campbell, in terms of resource centre, we have already secured the computers, next week Monday we shall be opening this resource centre in Campbell for the people of Campbell.”