UWP has big plans for Roseau

UWP officials at Thursday night's meeting
UWP officials at Thursday night’s meeting

A plan for a modern city for Dominica is high on the agenda for the Opposition United Workers Party (UWP).

That’s according to UWP hopeful for the Roseau central, Joseph Isaac.

He made the remarks at a public meeting in Lagon on Thursday night to end a series of constituency meetings across the island.

He said a youth village on High Street, a business incubator for housing 100 businesses as well as a focus on sports is part of their plans for Roseau if elected into office.

“This involves creating a modern parking facility, putting solar street lights, improving the side-walks, resurfacing the entire Roseau city and increasing drainage,” he said.

Isaac said the UWP will also focus on drug rehabilitation in the city

Section of the crowd at the meeting on Thursday night
Section of the crowd at the meeting on Thursday night

“We are also going to embark on a drug rehabilitation project where our people are suffering from the abuse of drugs we can save them,” he stated, adding that such people could become productive citizens.

He mentioned that the UWP wants to construct a water park in the Botanic gardens that could become a tourism heritage site.

“We want a state of the art facility where tourists can come and visit and also locals can come and slide and you have a big aquarium with fish and it becomes a tourism heritage place,” Isaac stated.

In addition he said the party plans on embarking on a housing transformation project where assistance will be given to people who are struggling to build or improve their facilities in the city or to get it off the ground, so that the “poor people can have some major investment in the city.”

The UWP is also proposing a vendors’ arcade which will transform Roseau into a modern town, according to Isaac.


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    September 2, 2014

    Look it they going to paint Roseau BLUE I hope we don’t get another fountain or two like the bay front eye sore which is standing there

  2. Anthony Ismael
    September 1, 2014

    I disagree with the idea of slides at the Botanical Gardens. Introducing fish tanks with tropical fish is not a bad idea at all.
    The environmental zealots always forget that part of what we cherish and hold close to our heart was actually created by humans. Athie led a court battle to dismantle the stone wall that was rebuilt using the same stones to enlarge the road and side walk. That was a stupid fight.
    Adding substance abuse rehabilitation to our island is critical for its continued existence and prosperity.
    But all of these ideas will fail if we are unable to efficiently transport people in and out of Dominica. In other words, no International Airport, no progress!!

  3. Modern Dominica
    September 1, 2014

    You are all being offered modinization on a plate in the form of Bitcoin……..don’t miss thiss opportunity please Dominica

  4. # Dominican.#
    August 31, 2014

    All those guys makes Pappy look like a genius. When I used to listen to pappy campaign I used to think if he get a bird brain he would fly backwards” but I owe pappy an apology. Every politician is reading from Pappy`s script. I usually wonder with all those who a rushing to the alter to as they say help do the will of the people’. if we the people would offer all of them an I.0.U. until all their plans for Dominica materialized. I wonder how many of them would put their hands up and be willing to serve we the people. My opinion not one would come forward. Therefor I voting Pappy for “PM” he is the only one with a vision for Dominica.

  5. SamsGutter
    August 31, 2014

    People it can be done. We can modernize Dominica, that includes Portsmouth, Roseau, Marigot Mahaut wherever, all it takes is commitment from those in power and those in opposition as well. With a concrete and well thought out plan, financing is always available. It would not cost that much to fix Dominica.

  6. Anonymous
    August 31, 2014

    Fr. Cuffy

    I am surprised that you talk about Roseau river, and UWP plans for Roseau. A contract was just signed with mr Nanthan regarding roseau river you never say a word, patro caribe kill and is still killing belfast river, right in your back yard, you never day a word. kadarkan killing layou river and the people of layou, you never say a word. So why speak now, this speech from you is insignificant very insignificant. or please redirect your comments to those in office.

    • Fr. Franklyn Cuffy
      September 2, 2014

      DAWASCO PRO calls for the curtailing of “Wet Fete”, (See Chronicle pg. 2, Fri. 29/8/14). Wet Fete Lovers what is your opinion? Should Wet Fete be banned in Dominica? Will that have any impact on protecting our Rivers and waterways?

      Fr. Franklyn
      River Enthusiast

  7. Pittsburgh Dominican
    August 31, 2014

    We should also focus on transforming the entire country not only Roseau. one way to increase development would be to attract additional universities such as Ross. Imagine the level of development lets say on the east coast of DA if we attracted another university or technical school of the same size or bigger than Ross and placed that school on the eastern side of the island.

    Look at the level of development around Ross University, it should be our goal as a country to recreate that same level of development all around the nature island. The ball is in our court (Govt. Citizens. etc.) to make it happen.

  8. Neutral
    August 30, 2014

    Ugly you still allowing JOSEPH ISSAC to contest this seat. You know that he is not a good candidate. That’s a sure seat you all will loose once ISAAC is running for it.

  9. Fr. Franklyn Cuffy
    August 30, 2014

    World Rivers Day as designated by the United Nations in 2005, will again be observed on the last Sunday of September (Sun. 28). Dominicans are being invited to join millions of people from over 60 Countries to observe the DAY (WRD) under the theme: “Show us your River and we will tell the World who you are”. In my humble opinion, I do believe that in any future plans for the development of the City of Roseau, the Roseau River must be taken into consideration. Our generous and merciful God is counting on us.
    Fr. Franklyn
    Rever Enthusiast

    • August 30, 2014

      I agreewith you totally about taking care of our rivers Fr. cuffy but i will add that it is our collective responsibility we tout and advertise dominica as the nature isle with so much litter in our rivers especially the roseau river , across the island, in ravines and our beaches I do agree that dominica is a nature Island but are dominicans nature loving in this regard ? the littering of the island is very appalling indeed.

      • Emile Zapatos
        September 1, 2014

        We must think of a Dominica Rivers month. I agree it is our collective and national responsibility to take care of our rivers, our environment, in the same way we take care of our homes. Dominica is our home.
        We must discontinue the bad habit of throwing rubbish in our rivers. To maintain a clean Nature Island, no river should be treated as a dump site.

  10. Emile Zapatos
    August 30, 2014

    More words, more popiyage , more pantomime. There is an old saying “if you love me show me, do not tell me.” Good ideas I must say , but if you can do all those things that you promise in your campaign DO at least one thing to show that you are capable.
    As far as I can notice , the new uwp DAAS team is full of empty campaign promises. Just politics as usual to seduce the electorate.
    They have certainly made next election an interesting and a challenging one. Will we be a two party state? In which direction will the political pendulum swing.

    • winston warrington
      August 31, 2014

      Team UWP is in complete disarray. Each member has his own plans. One plan for Mahaut (industrial center); one plan for Marigot (green economics and merchant port); one plan for Roseau (streets and water park). One would think that these people might have at least consulted with Dr Fontaine before treating the public to this outrageous mockery.

      • cockball
        September 1, 2014

        I thought you were better informed than that. A grade 2 child would have figured out that the needs in each constituency is different and so should the development plan.

  11. possi in usa
    August 30, 2014

    all you people saying change is a must,thank god it is not you all alone going to the polls..it’s a must for you but not the majority including myself.keep dreaming guys!

  12. August 30, 2014

    DA’s case is sad so much nonsense is being considered and discussed. There are so many Phd’s etc in this little land.
    Bush doctors are a plenty we know that. Everyone on island has an opinion and would all claim they are entitled to theirs .
    The countless speakeasies are open universities.Sad to listen to the BS discuused nightly.
    But, the guys in Blue are taking too far and am beginning to wonder if this country has been transformed to a large asylum with so many lunatics saying what they want,doing what they want.
    Our P.M crazily says no constitiution no law can stop him and goes on to carry it out and no dog barked.
    Prior to that he blamed the failure to pay taxes on his land transfers on Milli vanilli blame it on the rain this time it was on easy door. We allowed him to get away so he said no law/constitution can stop him and he is moving steadfastly along.
    A modest house or home in his hometown in the tune of $400K EC turns out to be $2million plus. Then came the Villas scandal built with crab money according to the chim from the laundryMart. WE know the other scandals that followed and those to come some of us may already know seeing how bright and the deja vu powers in most D/cans.
    As if the Gov’t was not full of it enough the opposition the former solid Team of Eddison James now LL have replaced Earl Instru Williams the famous fountaine designer and fugitive with Isaac of cacoa well who has just taken the cake re comedy by suggesting putting slides and fish tanks/aquriums in the botanical Gardens,
    It is clear to all that this clown is a man of arts not science.
    The Gardens BOTANICAL has been know for it plants /trees and agricultural mainly botanical in nature now Isaacs wants to introduce fish and slides. What was Isaacs thinking his childhood days of merry go round? Knowing Isaac morso pie as well as I do Merry go round was broken down before he was of age to play there. To have played there he would have had to be born in the late 50’s but he was not born until the 70’s.
    LL hold the lesh on this feller small face Isaacs don’t all him to go wild and show the nation what he really is or simple put allow him to continue mix his dough and trying little businesses in the hope they survive under this administration after elections.
    Remember greedy say he want all the seats lol!
    I am more convinced each passing day this country has been transformed into an asylum over the last 30 yrs .I anyone is not convince is because of their obvious mental status. A mentally ill individual cannot be convinced. Look at the administration the opposition the clergy, the police, customs, civil service only mondes fou.

    • Overseas
      August 31, 2014

      Do you know why Da is becoming an asylum? No job, No recreation,No prospect in life, No future.These young people only know drugs and alcohol, then they get mentally ill. What a shame. We have one man trying to rule a country for 20 years with the same ideas.The people are not free to speak out their minds, if they do ,they are penalized. Each radio station supports their party and people overseas are listening to their BS.

  13. sker_tony_alix_liars
    August 29, 2014

    Roseau is like a cemitri, ask demitri.
    Change is a must.

  14. The Facts
    August 29, 2014

    The PM has already proposed his plan for the transformation of Roseau.
    Linton’s plan is nothing new. It is merely competition.

    • dafriend
      August 30, 2014

      The PM has proposed only lies, apart from that he has done nothing…talk, talk, talk and lies. When do you all open your eyes and see what this man has done to this country and its citizens, the majority of which have been turned into baggers. Don’t you have no pride?????

  15. SMH
    August 29, 2014

    The same little island Lennox and his team have people all over the world thinking that it is the worst place in the Caribbean.Insulting it and once even compared it to Haiti is the same place they fighting for .I guess they want part of the sweetness….They wanna bling like my sweet Dominica.

  16. Truth
    August 29, 2014

    What has Lennox Linton done for this country?the man didn’t use to take a soul on before he joined politics.All of a sudden he changed overnight and want to act like he is a peoples person.U van fool those who don’t kno who u truly are but u can’t fool me an my family..

    • Emile Zapatos
      September 1, 2014

      @Truth………Lennox has contribute to the Economy by building a 2 million dollar house at Morne Daniel with no income. Marigot was not urban enough for him.
      Lonnox and the new uwp DAAS team are sure to give Dominicans 10,000 jobs in three years and everyone will have a million dollar house with a two car garage.
      He will develop the city of Roseau, Portsmouth and Marigot and the whole of Dominica to become an MDC (most development nation)
      After all he has received a magic wand from the non profit DAAS people who only want to be Presidents. maybe they wuill take turns. ADACADABRA ! Just you wait.

  17. Doc. Love
    August 29, 2014

    Skeritt has made many political mistakes, but the mistake that will hunt him for the rest of his life was when he asked Mr. Lennox Linton to enter the political race. Mr. Lennox Linton has achieved a lot since he became leader of UWP Team Dominica. In my opinion, his best achievement so far is the formation of the UWP WEBSITE. I am not sure Skeritt has a solution for the wizardry of Mr. Linton,and so, he must be having sleepless nights. Not very often a man appears on an island like Dominica with that great talent, gift and passion for succeeding. Fortunately, he arrived when Dominica needed a leader badly. Skeritt has tried his best, unfortunately, he cannot fight the divine power of God, like Moses, the deliverer has landed.

    • Overseas
      August 31, 2014

      I fully support your comment. All we need and ask for are new leaders with fresh ideas and different tactics of negotiation. Ruling a country for 20 years makes you somewhat like a Dictator.

    • Emile Zapatos
      September 1, 2014

      @ DR Love ………Now Lennox is Moses, and he will part the Roseau river for his new uwp DAAS team to pass. I like it. I like it a lot. Wow! Lennox has divine powers.
      Well if he is like Moses, he will not see the promise land because that is all he and Moses have in common.

  18. dentist
    August 29, 2014

    where is d funding,,anybody can come say the will ,where u have or getting the money,,uwp always about transparence an stuff,,why they can never say where theygetting the money from..remember they claim the country has no money so if they come they will meet a broke country wth bad credit,,so where will d money come from

    • Malgraysa
      August 30, 2014

      That is for you to guess and for Team Dominica to know. You think Lenno Linton is crazy enough to disclose to Roosevelt Skerrit where he is getting his financing from? I would say to Roosevelt:” show me yours first and I’ll show mine” but that isi never going to happen. All I know is that right now it is driving Roosevelt and Tony frantic.

    • August 31, 2014

      @dentist, where is Roosevelt getting “HIS” money from?

  19. Lord Farterolley
    August 29, 2014

    What a load of codswallop,pie in the sky!!!

  20. .
    August 29, 2014

    I was much more impressed by the plans provided by the DLP. Uwp has some ideas but DLP has already set in motion concrete plans and I must say they look real impressive.

    • real talk
      August 30, 2014

      you are so right

    • August 31, 2014

      @., you must expect the DLP to set things in motion because DLP is the party in office, right now. UWP can not step in and do anything, they are not in office. They can only tell you what they will do if/when they should enter office.

    • August 31, 2014

      I know you don’t want to see that your hand out is about to end once the election date is called so go set up shop or go get a job . Dominicans call for change and like it or not it is coming ok. OK .

  21. Anonymous
    August 29, 2014

    PLease people these thing are empty promises it was marigot now is Roseau, I know for sure this plans are very expensive. I will say it again and again these guys are woves in sheep clothing they will say anything to get themselves in. Please don’t make this mistake if they do Dominica will be flooded with your tears I see it and was scary.

    • August 31, 2014

      @Anonymous, ONE STEP AT A TIME. When planning you have to start somewhere, you also have to FINISH one project before attempting the NEXT one. You will NEVER finish.

      By-the-way, you missed the “L” in wolves.

  22. hey hey
    August 29, 2014

    honestly speaking, how can he think of putting a water park in the botanical gardens? is he out of his mind? people will strike on that. not mentioning the infamous arthie martin will say it is destroying the natural beauty of the place. gees i self would support arthie on that one. this cam built else where, and solar lights? seriously? why not try to give dominica traffic lights. gees man. these are the things we need to further improve the city. and from whence comest the “largent” to do such work? please disclose all sources of money.

  23. Dominican
    August 29, 2014

    Way to go team Dominica great move.Do not let the non progressive citizens discourage us . Change is a must must…..

    • Overseas
      August 31, 2014

      CHANGE WE MUST !!!!!!

  24. Mahaut
    August 29, 2014

    So the “Men in Blue” want to construct a water park in the botanical gardens and a big aquarium with fish where tourists and locals can come and slide. I have never laughed harder in my life! You guys are really pitiful!

  25. listener
    August 29, 2014

    Very good laugh mr Issac your business coolay how on earth you can fix a country like Dominica which is in good hands with PM Skerrit, are you all going to make a staircase to take us to heaven, or maybe give us pipe born milk and honey oh boy I can’t wait to open the tap and drink my milk and honey, looking at those fellars in their blue and just feeling to laugh at them Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. jokers.
    :lol: :lol:

    • August 31, 2014

      The joke is on you because you are saying to the World keep Dominica and Dominicans poor and under developed.
      Man that’s a shame on you butt remember what goes around come around .
      Change is here Dominicans are no longer sleeping and they love there ISLAND much more than Greed.

  26. famalay
    August 29, 2014

    let us go team dominica we are not stoping change is are must

  27. jlee
    August 29, 2014

    UWP TEAM DOMINICA are just wasting their time Skerritt, SKERRO are scaring them. Skerro will definitely win this election. Jump high jump low, wait and they will see. Don’t blame me when LABOUR WINS.

    • Anonymous
      August 30, 2014

      Of course by cheating.

      • Anonymous
        August 30, 2014

        All they need to do is prove me wrong and have a fair election.

    • August 31, 2014

      @jlee, have you ever thought that the UWP is actually FORCING the DLP to its best foot forward? Have you seen Roosevelt SWEAT that much?

      Simply put, UWP is making DLP do the JOB it was put there to do. You should have realized that.

  28. Ali
    August 29, 2014

    People UWP have a thing for FOUNTAINS. That is what brings them shame and disgrace as ‘ HAPPINESS.’ LOOK JOKES.

  29. August 29, 2014

    Hey Am going to begin work on a song for carnival next yr.
    The title might be a something” building an aquarium in the gardens”
    An Isaac’s idea

  30. August 29, 2014

    Please D/can People you are allowed to use my phrase Mc Marie I will not seek compensation for my phrase LINO
    Labour In Name Only for the Skerrit brand having invaded my Party.
    Let it be written let it be used I give up my patent rights on it only regret is a party I oppose also may soon be using it on Q95Fm but it’s all good.
    When they begin just be aware they did not coin itI did .
    When they do I will remind them I penned it.
    Just me a concerned D/can who is fed up with all the BS in our land.

  31. PoKeSa
    August 29, 2014

    At least a Political Party (in UWP) is bold and courageous to provide potential solutions to our Island’s ills…

    Dominican nationals seem to be a body of knowledge, with lots of ideas and well-opinionated but such strength appears to be their weakness. Why can’t these idealistic thoughts be harnessed and provide the answers to Dominica’s economic decline?

    What’s urgently required…

    Our nation’s competitiveness must be built on regional economies, and because there is no “one-size-fits-all” economic plan, regional leaders must base their strategies around the assets and opportunities that make them unique. And, like the ruling government, they must have a focus on small businesses and entrepreneurs.

    In today’s economy, small businesses drive competitiveness. Since 1995, they have created approximately two-thirds of the net new jobs in the States. Small firms also produce 13 times more patents per employee than larger firms, and employ more than 40% of America’s high-tech workers.

    That’s why mayors, governors and business leaders from various American states are having success in using regional collaboration models like the Advanced Power and Energy Cluster (APC). These public-private partnerships create the supportive ecosystems entrepreneurs and small businesses need so they can create jobs that will drive a region’s economic growth.

  32. john bess
    August 29, 2014

    After 14 years in power,this government has done nothing to improve the overall conditions of Roseau,they have failed Roseau and Dominica,its time for labour to go,its time for a change.

  33. Apple
    August 29, 2014

    The boys in blue looking great
    They look so confident I happy for them
    Pls people give them a chance

    • listener
      September 2, 2014

      Apple I fine they looking like those boys in stock farm.

  34. lavirod
    August 29, 2014

    For all the sceptics and naysayers on both side of the political divide please allow me to quote from the late, great Nelson Mandela “….everything was/is impossible until it was/is done”.

    August 29, 2014

    One thing UWP trying to make people think that when they win DCA will be a dreamland. Sugar candy mountain..SMH..Wake up people open your eyes anyone with common sense can see these people are jus promising things they cant deliver just to win the election. Majority of them a unemployed or can’t keep a job how are you going to turn a country around ?And don’t you guys dare blame the government for the UWP members being unemployed.

    • smh
      August 29, 2014

      It is really sad that we do not believe we can be better as a nation, that as a young nation we cannot dream or have the foresight to know that with proper planning and management dreams can become reality. Sad that we have accepted mediocrity for so long we cannot see the vision even if its right there in our faces!

  36. Gulfstream
    August 29, 2014

    The last time UWP was in power, a so called fountain that served as a public urinary to paros was build on the Dame M.E. Charles boulevard,.. now they are proposing an aquarium for fish in the Botanic Gardens. Any more wild plans and crazy ideas?????… the list goes on like the budget in the theatre… Madness out of style.

    • August 31, 2014

      @Gulfstream, do you think if Walt Disney did not have a VISION he would have built Walt Disney World? What better attraction is there?

      I think it is a GOOD IDEA to build a TOURIST ATTRACTION in Dominica.

      Did anyone reminded whoever built the “Edward Oliver LeBlanc Highway” that Edward Oliver LeBlanc was from VIEILLE CASE, NOT PORTSMOUTH, and that HIGHWAY should continue on into VIEILLE CASE? It is not too late to proceed.

      • Emile Zapatos
        September 1, 2014

        The East coast highway to be built from Scots Head through Grandbay to Penville will pass through Vieille Case , so you can drive from Roseau to Roseau in any direction.

  37. Peace
    August 29, 2014

    Oh My!! Wow!! A water slide in the gardens … yippee!! Tourists are so going to flock to the gardens to experience the slide and see the big aquarium with fish. This guy is brilliant! Well, in the the words of the ghost:
    They can build another mountain
    With an uglier fountain … I care a damn!!

  38. August 29, 2014

    Well, we could certainly use “Extreme Makeover: Roseau Edition”. But it sounds expensive — who’s going to pay for it?

  39. Doc. Love
    August 29, 2014

    Whether you support UWP Team Dominica or not, you must agree that since Mr. Lennox Linton took over the leadership of the party, according to the Labor Party, something is happening or has happened. Skeritt must be very concerned, even running scared to call the general elections. Dominicans are seeing a brand of politics and the wanting to win a general election, Dominica has never seen in all its life time. Again, we should not be surprised, their are numerous political parties in the Caribbean who have sought Mr. Linton’s assistance in order to win an election. So, the notion, if not Skeritt then who or the opposition is not ready, appears to have been dumped into the garbage bin.

    • NYPD
      August 29, 2014

      Doc Love you are the only person i know that can type in their sleep. I see you are dreaming with the dream team. A party is proposing to build a big aquarium with fish and you praising that? This is what our politics have come down too? My friend your UWP should have said we are in talks with Disney World to build such a facility and maybe i would have continue to listen. I understand they want to win but tell me something that makes sense and would help Dominica. You know they close down all water parks when it rains? You figure it out my friend with the great idea.

    • Observer
      August 29, 2014

      Leave the Antigua general election of 2003 aside where he helped the UPP win going after the ALP which was in office for 20 or more years, be honest. What has been the results in St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and even Antigua in 2008 and 2014, Dominica in 2000, 2005 and again in 2009? The only election he helped a party win was the UPP in Antigua in 2003. Every other attempt across the OECS has been miserable and painful for him. A very interesting statistic. So now what is your point?

    • 2Cents
      August 29, 2014

      That’s what effective opposition is all about. Let’s hope they don’t start all that boycott nonsense again.

    • Anonymous
      August 29, 2014

      OK. Please remind me again. Where did he help them win an election.

  40. Morihei Ueshiba
    August 29, 2014

    Dem fellas in blue looking happy boy :lol: :lol:

    • real possie
      August 29, 2014

      For sure they looking happy, now set up a spy cam in their house and you will see how happy they are, remember we had a neighbor and you would hear all the you know what she got all night next day nobody smiling more than her in public next day.

  41. Yes i
    August 29, 2014

    Go Team Dominica. Change. We need it

  42. August 29, 2014

    Great plans.Hoping it will happen.Roseau really need a makeover.

  43. eyes open wide
    August 29, 2014

    a water park in the Botanic gardens :lol: wake up my boy u dreaming :mrgreen:

    • Brave Heart
      August 30, 2014

      You have no vision. The gardens is literally dead now. Only trees for the tourist to see. The idea of a water park is a novel one. A water park in the gardens will add value to the gardens as a tourist attraction. In Dominica we try to depend only on the natural resources but we must add value to the natural resources into to improve on the tourist experience which will lead to more stay over tourist. Your eyes need not only to be opened but also your brain. We need innovative ideas to move this county forward. While i have not made up my mind on who i am voting for i think Mr. Isaac should be complimented for his ideas.

      • Malgraysa
        August 30, 2014

        I support a water park, but not in the botanical garden, that is not the place for it. We should restore the garden, close that rat-run of a road through it and charge visitors an entrance fee.

      • jus sayin
        September 2, 2014

        Helloooo its a botanical gardens!!! please people look up the meaning of botany!! what else should be there but trees?!?!

  44. Change is a must
    August 29, 2014

    No one can dispute the fact that Roseau is the worst it has been for decades….This Labour Administration has totally neglected the city and after 15 years are now talking about developing Roseau…What a shame.
    They could have renovated the existing statehouse for less than 10 million dollars and use the remainder to develop the city…
    But the UWP will reverse this trend….
    The incoming parliamentary representative and new UWP government have a great vision and sound plans to transform the city…
    Change is a must NOT a Option…

    • The Facts
      August 29, 2014

      What you assume to be change and options could be changed and in a wink of an eye.

  45. falcon carier
    August 29, 2014

    change is a must..

  46. Anonymous
    August 29, 2014

    Is anyone UWP and DLP listening to people like Cecil Shillingford who has been making mention of how we need to decentralize ECONOMIC ACTIVITY in Roseau because of the risk associated with volcanic activity. I guess none have been to Plymouth Montserrat to see what a volcanic eruption really does. Not a wishful thinking but at some point in time volcanic activity will intensify in DA and we need to be prepared. Decentralization of economic activity and moving it to the North is one tangible way that we can address and mitigate against the unfortunate event of a pyroclastic flow. All things cannot be about Roseau..

    • ???
      August 29, 2014

      Do you mean we should just abandon Roseau?

    • Observer
      August 29, 2014

      It could be today, the next 100 years, 500 years or even a million years. It will certainly happen. So let us stop playing God – frightening people. God will take care of his people. He is in charge. When it happens and we are the ones to experience it so be it. If it happens in a 100 years and our great-grands experience it – so be it. Who cares if it happens in 500 years time? Should I worry myself to death today for something that could happen 100 or 500 years from now?

      In the last ten or so years, maybe more, Cecil Shillingford has invested heavily in building his residence at Bellevue Chopin, under one of the most active volcanic centres – Morne Canot just above Bellevue Chopin. He has not taken heed to his own message.

      Be that as it may, the workers plans for Roseau is very impressive. It however does not say how long it will take to develop the plan? Where will the resources (both human and financial) are going to come from? etc. etc. When you add the Roseau development project with the Mahaut and Marigot projects, announced in similar styles (no dates or availability of resources) you have what? Just smooth talk.

      • August 29, 2014

        There’s a Russian saying, “Pray to God, but continue to row toward shore.” It’s not faithless to plan for this eventuality, and it’s not the worst idea for Dominica’s economic activity to become less centralised provided that transportation links around the country are strong.

      • Emile Zapatos
        August 30, 2014

        Cecil Shillingford and others like him can talk about decentralization because of the threat and risk of volcanoes. If this is a real threat we need to have plans for a total evacuation of the island. From north to south, from Capushin to Scots Head we have over 100 potential volcanoes. Dominica is a volcanic island and less than 300 square miles big.
        This threat is sufficient reason for us to return to Jesus the savior. He alone can save us from volcanic doom. Dominica use to be 99% of practicing Christians, now our churches are being emptied and we are less appreciated of the many blessings we have received.

      • August 31, 2014

        The churches are empty because they preach Politic instead of bringing the people closer to God so they cant live a life that is pleasing to him, God love all his children regardless of which party you support remember that Dominicans .

    • August 29, 2014

      Noni! Arent you one of the bright bulbs in the D/can room who makes everyone see ? So Athie Martin is not a naysayer after all!
      Noni!” More things change the more they remain the same” is an old yet current & applicable cliché.
      I oppose both party ‘s ideologically but Athie is not a fool please have respect for his intellect despite his failures. We ought to by now realize that this backward politics of ignorance and square pegs in triangular holes must be put behind us. It’s a damn shame to see guys like Ron Parra ,Wiltshire etc be ridiculed in their later yrs while ignoramous et Al dominiate our political spectrum like ur P.M, peepep. Goobles & wife etc etc.
      Now am not letting off the other jokers lightly LL Isaacs is he Gregory? lol Greg Isaacs sang about nightnurse. Joseph needs a psychiatrist. Too much” La pat” flour mixed with water in his head.I know he was born by the river maybe he ate too much millet kaka so he wants to put some in the gardens SMH. Jokers like those mentioned make the Neo DLP-ites Labour In Name Only LINOs look better when they are DFP transplants into the authentic DLP,
      It was entertainment listen to Isaacs last night. He does not only look funny he is also funny thinking up all those dysney Land ideas. I know he sent his son to visit Disney some yrs ago but did not realize he would dream of wanting to implementing these thing he is son mentioned after his florida trip! Continue to make us laugh Isaacs next time tickle everyone at ur meeting under their arms then scratch under our feet.
      Isaacs thanks for making a lot of people laugh last night we all went to bed happy not to Pharrell Wiiliams’s Happy but to Isaac’s jokes. You giving both Pharrell & Earl Williams competition.
      Am rooting for you Isaac Go Isaac go! If is based on comedy you can and have already won Roseau Central.

    • !!!!
      August 30, 2014

      Why didn’t you also advise skerrit about spending millions on a state palace, state college, proposed million dollar chinese hotel at public works, proposed million dollar hospital…At least what UWP is proposing will cost much less.
      You labourites are just jealous of the vision of UWP Team Dominica which your SUPREME leader LACKS!!!

    • August 31, 2014

      Roseau is TOO CONGESTED, as it is, Roseau needs CLEANING UP, BETTER ROADS/DRAINAGE, everything CAN NOT be built in Roseau. Tourists should visit the ISLAND, NOT just Roseau. Lighten up.

  47. IG
    August 29, 2014

    They are all great plans… Go Team Dominica!!

    • Canefield
      August 29, 2014

      team Dominica am feeling sorry for all u. isaac a man that cannot run his business dreaming like that. thats good isaac full who u can full u lost in roseau my big time. :lol: :lol: :lol:

      • Dominican
        August 30, 2014

        All business people are under tremendous pressure from this DLP regime. The government lacks foresight. Their number one economic policy is VAT. Followed closely by handout. Mr. Isaac is a victim of the economic climate that is propelled by this administration. Mr Isaac should be complimented for attempting to do business is this anti business environment. By the way when last have you saved meaningfully? We are all living from hand to mouth sorry except PM Skerrit and his cabal

      • Anonymous
        August 30, 2014

        You not even making sense.

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