Kelver Darroux gives budget two thumbs up

Kelver Darroux

Parliamentary Representative for the St Joseph constituency Kelver Darroux is giving two thumbs up to an initiative by the  government to alleviate poverty in his community.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced during the presentation of the national budget on Tuesday that St Joseph is expected to benefit from one of two pilot programmes to be implemented to help close the unemployment gap there.

The Prime Minister indicated that a Country Poverty Assessment identified the St Joseph community as having the highest poverty head count in the country.

He explained that the programme will provide a stipend – a move that Darroux says is a step in the right direction.

“I must say the budget was one of the times which took into consideration the current global economy. I believe the programme will help these young people become productive once again. The programme will help to alleviate poverty and it will give single mothers and unemployed youth some hope,” he said.

The St Joseph MP said work will also be done in the Hillsborough Garden and Layou area.

According to Darroux, the playing field in Belles will also be given some attention, in addition to an ongoing tourism thrust in Mero.

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43 Comments

  1. NO NAME
    October 5, 2012

    ofcourse they think bcuz they politican they can just play with ppl heart @kelver darroux

  2. Anonymous
    July 20, 2012

    My tax money should not be used to give no lazy people money. Alot of them just sitting there making story on people and they and their children waiting for three meals from other people pot. Let them go find work to do, Build a jail to put them lazy brat.

  3. Don't blame
    July 19, 2012

    Obviously Kelver did not think this through, he needs to think before he speaks, being in his position ofcource. I just hope that the people of Dominica will not be fooled by any party in the elections of 2015, because being against everything DLP does or saying everything they do is not worth it doesn’t mean the opposition can or would do it better. We as the people need to get all the manipulations from both parties of the way and really think about what exactly we want for Dominica and if it is infact posible and how long it will take. And once we have thought this threw and listen and i mean actually listen to what each party is willing to offer and not listen to the insults we must make are decision. And when we have made our decision we must not throw rocks at the party we choose, but give them the time to do what they promised and if they don’t do so well then just don’t vote for them next election.

  4. my sweet dominica
    July 19, 2012

    After reading all these comments , i can only hope that none of you will vote for the labor party again . I maintain that this is the laziest government Dominica has ever had . i thought when you vote for a government they are the servants of the people , but not this one , they turn it right around and made us their servants.They are not producing any thing , but they have to get the money from somewhere to maintain the country and they a making us the people do that double times over. well God doesn’t give us more than we can handle. i remember everyone saying give the young man a chance , well i guess he is taking advantage of that , so please have patients, he and all the other young ones will grow up at our expense.

  5. Nudibranch
    July 19, 2012

    so long as we live in a dictatorship with no credible opposition party, of course the budget will get thumbs up from those in power.
    keep giving out free money, so long as they’re beholding to you, you continue to get their vote..

  6. massive
    July 19, 2012

    i will always give skerrit a thumbs down, but man like blackmoore an austrie i will alwys give 2 thumbs up becus dem ppl workin to the core for der community….no matter wat! kelver not doing jack crap…jus passing with his big jeep and windows up and jus honkin his horn! but wen next year comes we will c the broken river walls frm since last year august fixing, u will be on ur feet and not on ur ride in the village… time will tell lol.. or as i har the new MP VINNA will do the same

  7. i am D/A R U
    July 19, 2012

    mr. parl rep. we need jobs, jobs jobs. how can u support a budget like that more empty promises. mr. parl rep. u making young people feel shame. stop thinking of your pocket alone and start thinking of your constituency. you are the worst representative we have had. be a man and stand up to the PM start demanding.. come on.. st joe is one of the poorest now.. kelver u killing us.. is time 4 u to go

  8. __________________
    July 19, 2012

    Poor Kelver. Can you do otherwise? If you do, Skerro will kick you out!

    • Domerican/Possie
      July 19, 2012

      While there may be some truth to your comment, I personally believe he will be viewed more honourably in the eyes of his constituents if he stands up for them, even if it means going against what the PM dictates. I’m sure the people of St. Joe will have his back if he speaks out on their behalf and not just repeats or agrees with everything that’s spoken by the PM. Acting like a puppet is certainly not helping him at all.

  9. Vagabonds And Thieve
    July 19, 2012

    Stipends is just another form of economic war fare. This is adding insult to injury. The government has disenfranchised the people,took away their independence and now offering them stipends. This is yet another perfect example of a government that is lost and confused. $200 a month cannot offer people hope. Don’t forget to remove $30 for VAT.
    I sure hope that the people open up their eyes and stop listening to the propagandist and leaches coming from this Labor party. The cow that provide the cheese is experiencing drought and soon there will be no more cheese for those suckers. The poor people of dominica have for too long been receiving the Caca beff while The labor party cabal eating french cheese,milk and yogurt.

  10. PONGPONG
    July 18, 2012

    kelver you better put those two thumbs up before skerrit break them

  11. LapTe
    July 18, 2012

    People you do not need stipends…you need work, work, work….the jobs I see the Chinese doing along the St Joe road so be done by the people of St.Joe…giving you a stipend is an insult. O you and your integrity…rise up..

  12. Anonymous
    July 18, 2012

    Oh Mr. Darroux you must read these comments – all of which makes sense. When a government plans to increase stipends to its people this is a sure sign that it plans to keep them in bondage. Shame on you sir as a young man. You demonstrated in no uncertain terms that you are not worth your salt as a Parliamentary Representative. Is that how you represent the interest of your people sir?

    Well then what a waste of time you are? Or are you in total agreement with the plan to keep them enslaved?

    The people of St. Joseph need to print these comments and really “let you have it”. Then they should kick you out of the Parliament lock, stock and barrel.

  13. CIA on the watch
    July 18, 2012

    While Mr Daroux gives the budget two thumbs up, he needs to answer the question as to why under his watch St. Joseph is one of the poorest in Dominica. Kelver Darroux Greatest claim to fame POVERTY IN ST. JOE LIKE CRAZY

  14. true dominican
    July 18, 2012

    way papa. all u not easy eh. Give Kelvo a break eh. LOL.

  15. No Sam
    July 18, 2012

    In order to achieve the next level in the soufriere constituency, sam martin has to go. Sam has gotten a big F as parl rep. This is the worse parl rep in the history of the world. He doesnt represent and he doesnt care. His just found excuse lately is that he had an operation. Long before his operation he was non-existent. PM we cannot take another minute of sam, let alone another 5 years. This parl rep has to go.

    • PONGPONG
      July 18, 2012

      he was always an extremely poor choice along with those rest of lazy brothers.
      yet you still vote him, dont cry because you say you not voting sam you voting skerrit… so who are you really disappointed in.

  16. DPM
    July 18, 2012

    Man, I cannot even comment on this article. I’m still baffled that a constituency would vote for such a young, inexperienced man to represent them; smh.

  17. Marcus Hill
    July 18, 2012

    What Kelver know about Budget??? Dapres Kelver!!!

  18. kakabawi
    July 18, 2012

    more stipend….red clinic must have a bottomless pit….maybe de red clinic can pay of de $900-million debt…

  19. Help
    July 18, 2012

    It is against the norm to think that any administration gets better after 10 years in office. The St Joe people must take a hard look at their situstion and that of the country. The government’s action policies and petty politics have severely damaged the people. Do we expect to give this administration more time to try and figure out ways to build the economy and put people back to work. They’ve bad 13 years to do so. They played politics with Ferrara’s medical school proposal; they dissed farmers; take loans so chinese can work; assign licenses to import agricultural products that we grow in Dominica; done nothing to advance tourism;
    What do we have to show? A 16 minister cabinet with a bunch of advisors ; fly by night millionaires; growing poverty; unemployment ;the escalating crime and drug addiction.

    • Whale Watcher
      July 18, 2012

      Well said sir. It seems that the reflectors on the roads have blinded the people. This Labour Government as the say it – is full of rhetoric! the budget is a rhetoric budget and the cronies of the labour party are sent to reinforce the rhetoric by singing the same song – “Fiscal Prudence” – that’s the number one song now, and the 2nd song is Next level. It is so sad that these people like Dr. A, and the other cronies continue to speak untruths to the people of Dominica, and we are just to blind to see it. I guess when we open our eyes it will be too late, and we will all suffer. No politician and their cronies will speak doom and gloom. They are giving false hope. But in reality, things are very bad in this country. We just have to enjoy the beauty of it and hope these cronies can at least understand how sacred this is to us.

      I truly love my country, and that song “Pas quitte yo pwen Dominique horde Nou, may sound like an old washed up song… but Lets think about it. Lets not let them take our country from us. Dominique is a unique, gem, and I cherish it. I wish I could live in the hights where the air is always fresh and the rain is lovely when it pours, and the mists on the mountains are just so gorgeous – I Love it! I love it!. Whenever you feel frustrated with the system just go out and chill and enjoy the Gem beyond compare. Pray for these pompous leaders, pray that their lies will end and their reign will fall.

  20. yea
    July 18, 2012

    Certainly, we wouldn’t expect him to give it two thumbs down! Surely!

  21. Me
    July 18, 2012

    Mr. Darroux, no insult to you but who are u to give two thumbs up! Singing for your supper…sing for the many poor people in St Joseph. Country Povert Assessment 2009-2010, St Joseph is the poorest in the island. :(

  22. st joe unemployed
    July 18, 2012

    this parl rep knows nothing that is going on around him farless the country. all u come and do is repeat what your boss tell u to say. gain some independence sir..you have failed us young people

  23. Oh My
    July 18, 2012

    Kelvar, you played no part in the preparation of the budget man? I thought the cabinet would sit and discuss that we. Why now you coming and give two thumbs up? You sound like you only now heard what is on it like us…

  24. fact check
    July 18, 2012

    Stipend? Can someone tell these Gov’t officials that more handouts will NOT resolve the poverty situation. Create jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Only then the people will be financially independent and have the buying power to obtain whatever they desire.

  25. Anonymous St.Joseph
    July 18, 2012

    :twisted: kelvar you are not fed up of having skeritt have you like a little boy, skeritt is fooling you over and over. See how long you said the work will commence on the river walls destroyed by ophelia where young people will be employed, and you said it will commenced in 2 weeks how many weeks have passed and nothing has happened. people overseas especially in new york i hope you all are seeing what you all did to the people of st. joseph and that you all are not going to come down next election to put us into more poverty. kelver open your eyes and grow up be a man and tell skeritt that you are not a fool and stop fooling around with you and with all of us the people of st. joseph.

    • grell
      July 18, 2012

      Its so sad to see how politics have killed such a thriving village.All these people that left ny the last election that have not been to dominica in years shame on you all.Kelvar has no say in this government.Feel so bad for the young people of St.Joseph.Mr prime minister your day will come.Kelvar continue to sing for your dollar my boy.To my st.joseph people make a change next election.these guys dont care about you all wake up my people.

  26. Patience
    July 18, 2012

    Kelver, I thought that you were going to mention ways in which you are going to get your people gainfully employed we? giving youth and single mothers stipend is just getting them ‘Comfortable Beggars’ if you ask me.
    Boss, as I said to Petter, go back to the drawing board, or better as a young man, go back to school, learn something and then will and come again.

  27. MET YO
    July 18, 2012

    Allu playing with me…

  28. vanessa
    July 18, 2012

    every time is the same talk but after budget nothing is done,those in power only looking for them and their family,I hope this time they realy do something because 8 million go to Liat wher you could have done much better for us in DA

  29. Mourne Senjoe
    July 18, 2012

    Go do the pples work in senjoe, you just dere like a parrot. By the river needs weeding.

  30. Mangoes
    July 18, 2012

    This Young Bloke should feel ashamed as being the person incharge of St.Joe…

    But again its a Classic case matter of what Many Dominicans stand for allow and worship..

    Boy oh Boy…what a place called Dominica..

    So it means that after 12 years we have certified Honour in ignorance in many a citizen in Dominica

    • Whale Watcher
      July 18, 2012

      The bad thing is that you all see all that, and by the time election fever is on, and all the red t shirts and caps and bags, rum, popcorn, and wow wow wow song, and talk, and lies, and insults; and you all will still vote them. So let it seems like St. Joe does not care of itself, so who the hell should care about st. Joe. Stay in your corner in your poverty.!!!!

  31. Morihei Ueshiba
    July 18, 2012

    St.Joseph used to flourish under Early DLP, DFP & UWP now dem fellas in power St.Joseph now the poorest community kelvar have no shame. 8)

    • Malgraysa
      July 18, 2012

      But what you expect nuh? Kelver never had it so good since he became M.P. He even wearing fancy suit and tie now. If he had three thumbs he would stick up all three. I would do the same if I were in his shoes (.come to think of it, Iwould wear sandals to stick up my big toes too!).

  32. Anonymous
    July 18, 2012

    Hmmm, good for the people of Layou, St. Joseph and environs. It seems like the Petite Savanne constituency is not part of Dominica. For too long we are being neglected. We have no agricultural land (only Stanley Fadelle with Stowe Estate), high rate of unemployment,high school graduates just sitting idle (some on drugs), deplorable road conditions, and the list goes on and on.

    Will there ever be light at the end of the tunnel?

    • Whale Watcher
      July 18, 2012

      You will get some light at the end of the tunnel when elections are nearer. They will tell you all what you want to hear and you will vote for them again. Stay in your misery Anonymous. Your light is coming to the tunnel in 2015 – just be patient.

  33. Papa Dom
    July 18, 2012

    “He explained that the programme will provide a stipend” Whey papa! more red clinic hand outs.

  34. concern
    July 18, 2012

    one day at a time sweet jesus that all dominicanz asking from you.give us the strengh show us the way one day at a time. have a bless day to all dominicanz all around the world aand on dominica.god save dominca and the peole in it…

  35. linky
    July 18, 2012

    st joe people will give u 4 thump down just a matter of time.

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