John is rather very disconnected – Blackmoore reponds to ultimatum

Blackmoore (left), John

Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmoore has given a detailed response to concerns expressed by Salisbury parliamentary representative Hector John about the government’s alleged failure to address feeder road concerns in John’s constituency.

Dominica News Online reported earlier that the people of Salisbury had served notice to Public Works Minister Blackmoore that they are ready to take action to have their roads fixed.

The minister was told that he is being given one week “and no more” to respond to their request for dialogue on the road conditions of feeder roads in the area.
Parliamentary Representative Hector John warned at the time that if Minister Blackmoore failed to respond to the community at the stipulated time, they would not be responsible for what happens next.

According to John, on November 24, 2011, the people of his constituency wrote to the works minister asking for dialogue to address the matter of repairing feeder roads in Salisbury, Morne Rachette and Coulibistrie, but received not response.

Minister Blackmoore has since issued a statement, describing Hector John’s stand on that matter as “shocking and unbecoming and is indicative of someone who is in a child’s stage”.

According to the Works Minister “John is rather very disconnected to the actual responses and actions taken regarding the status of the said constituency matters which he claims to represent”.

He says plans for addressing feeder road problems in the Salisbury constituency were expounded on in parliament in response to a question from the Salisbury MP who may have missed that response because of an ongoing boycott of the House of Assembly by elected members of the United Workers Party.

The following is part of Minister Blackmoore’s response on the Feeder roads matter:

Here is an account therefore of the recent roadworks undertaken which included asphalt patching, brush cutting, drainage clearance, landslide clearing, construction of concrete lined drains and concrete pavement within the Salisbury Constituency amounting to $778,597.67:
·         Morne Rachette Village                             -$169,225.38
·         Morne Rachette Feeder Road                 -$185,499.04
·         Gros Morne Feeder Road                          -$7,262.00
·         Salisbury Village Area                               -$109,615.00
·         Salisbury Feeder Road                              -$67,390.00
·         Coulibistrie                                                    -$35,622.50
·         Mero-Cuba-Carholme                              -$203,983.25

The recent roadworks in Morne Rachette involved construction of concrete lined drains and new asphaltic concrete pavement on the main access to the village. The villagers of Morne Rachette can attest to the fact the current condition of the road to their village has been in the best state that it could have been for a very long time (excerpt from statement ends here).

Public Works Minister Blackmoore says while Salisbury MP John “continues to insinuate sinister motives to seek to insight civil disorder and confusion I remain focused on the concerns and issues of the people of the Salisbury Constituency and to a make a meaningful difference in the quality and level of service of their roads”.

John told DNO recently  “We have been doing everything in our power to ensure that we repair the feeder road in the area and Blackmoore has refused to meet with farmers”.

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83 Comments

  1. stupes
    January 31, 2012

    REALLY THIS HAS TWO SIDES AND WE SEEM TO COLORED TO SEE THOSE TWO SIMPLE SIDES. ONE SIDE IS THE FAILURE OF AN MP TO DO HIS WORK AND TO NOW SEEK TO DO IT BUT DISREGARDING ESTABLISHED PROTOCOLS. THE SECOND SIDE IS THE HUMAN PERSON HON BLACKMORE WHO RESPONDED GIVING FACTS THAT SOME MONIES HAVE BEEN SPENT ON ROADS IN THE COSNTITUENCY EVEN WITHOUT JOHN ATTENDING THE PARLIAMENT OR ASKING FOR THOSE REPAIRS. NOW THIS IS WHAT I THINK AND I HOPE I DONT ANGER ANYONE. YOU CANNOT MAKE SUCH PUBLIC STATEMENTS DEMANDING AND THREATENING THE STATE WITH UNREST. THATS NOT THE WAY YOU REPRESENT PEOPLE AND INCITING PUBLIC UNREST IS A NO NO AND VERY UNACCEPTABLE EVEN IF THE ROADS ARE BAD AND YES THEY ARE I HAVE SEEN THEM. BUT THESE ROADS HAVE BEEN BAD FOR OVER A DECADE EVEN WHEN EARL WAS MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR ROADS AND HECTOR DID NOT SAY ANYTHING AS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DBMC. ITS NOT A RECENT SLIDE THAT AFFECTED THE ROADS OK. HAVING SAID THAT THE FARMERS DESERVE SOME ATTENTION IN SALISBURY FIRST FROM THEIR REPRESENTATIVE WHO IS THE LINK BETWEEN PEOPLE AND GOVERNMENT AND HE HAS FAILED TO DO THAT DUTY. TO NOW DEMAND OF A MINSTER TO COME SEE THE FARMERS OR DONT BLAME ME FOR WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IS IRRESPONSIBLE AND A THREAT AGAINST THE TRANQUILITY OF THE STATE. NOW WE ARGUE ABOUT WHAT PM HAS SAID, IF HECTOR JOHN PROFESSES TO BE A BETTER CALIBRE INDIVIDUAL THAN PM OR THOSE IN POWER THEN THESE OPPORTUNITIES ARE WHAT HE NEEDS TO EXPLOIT TO SHOW HIS MATURITY AND READINESS FOR THE POSITITON THAT HE HOPES TO HOLD ONE DAY. YOU CANNOT CALL ONE A TIEF AND THEN YOU TIEFING THE FIRST CHANCE YOU GET. FINALLY, HECTOR JOHN NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE PEOPLE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO WRITE TO ANY MINISTER THEY VOTED FOR YOU TO DO ALL OF THAT FOR THEM. IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO REPRESENT THE PEOPLE RESIGN AND ALLOW THEN TO WRITE TO THE MINISTER THEMSELVES. NOW IF THE MINISTER DOES NOT RESPOND TO A SPECIFIC LETTER A DELEGATION COULD BE FORMED TO SEE HIM AT HIS OFFICE IF HE DOES NOT MAKE HIMSELF AVAILABLE YOU SEE THE MINISTER OF CONSTITUENCY EMPOWERMENT AND IF THAT DOES NOT WORK YOU TAKE THE DELEGATION TO THE PM OFFICE AND THEN IF ALL THAT FAILS YOU TAKE TO THE AIRWAVES ORGANIZE A PEACEFUL LAWFUL DEMONSTRATION IN SALISBURY OR ROSEAU OR KEEP A PRESS CONDFERENCE WHERE THE ROADS ARE WORST SO THAT THE LIVE COVERAGE CAN SHOW THE WORLD THE ROADS AND THEN IF ALL THAT FAILS THE ENTIRE DOMINICAN PUBLIC WOULD SUPPORT YOUR LAST RESORT ACTION BUT YOU HAVE NOT SHOWN ANY LEVEL OF STEWARDSHIP FOR ONE WHO IS EDUCATED AND CLAIMS TO BE BETTER THAN THOSE YOU ACCUSE CONSISTENTLY. MR BLACKMORE ON THE OTHER HAND IS KNOWN FOR HIS ARROGANCE BUT WE HAVE TO BE FAIR EVEN IF WE DO NOT SUPPORT DLP HE HAS TO LOOK AFTER ALL ROADS NOT ONLY SALISBURY AND THAT RESPONSIBILITY IS 400 TIMES GREATER THAN HECTOR’S. SO IT IS HECTOR NOT BLACKMORE WHO MUST BRING FORWARD SALISBURY ROAD NETWORK ISSUES AND IT IS HECTOR NOT BLACKMORE WHO REFUSED TO ATTEND THE REAL PEOPLE’S PARLIAMENT AND I CAN GO ON. HAVING SAID ALL THAT MR BLACKMORE CANNOT ALLOW HIMSELF TO ACT ON A THREAT CAUSE IF HE DOES THEN ANYONE WHO THREATENS ACTION WILL HAVE GOVERNMENT JUMPING. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW THAT HE BLACKMORE IS THE MINISTER OF ALL PEOPLE AND TO HELP JOHN GET MORE MATURE IN THE AREA ON STATESMANSHIP. MY ADVISE TO MR BLACKMORE IS TO GIVE THE PEOLE A DATE AND TIME TO BRING A DELGATION TO HIS OFFICE OR TO MEET WITH A DELGATION IN SALISBURY TO VIEW THE ISSUE WITH HIS STAFF SOONEST AND START THE PROCESS OF SERVICING THE ROADS FOR THE FARMERS, WHICH WE ALL SEEM TO FORGET MUST BE HANDLED LIKE EVERY OTHER PROJECT. MR JOHN IN MY VIEW HAS NOT DEMONSTRATED A DISPOSITION THAT IS REQUIRED AT THAT LEVEL OF REPRESENTATION AND WHILE I RESPECT EVERY DISCENTING VIEW WE CANNOT ENCOURAGE NONSENSE BECAUSE WE SUPPORT BLUE OR RED WRONG IS WRONG. IF MR JOHN HAS HIS WAY WE WILL BE CHANGING OUR ESTABLISHED PROTOCOLS FOR HECTOR JOHN AND THEN WHAT? EVERY OTHER CHILDISH MP WILL ALSO HAVE THEIR WAY WITH OUR MINISTERS. HECTOR JOHN MUST APOLIZE FOR HIS RECKLESS STATEMENT.

    • stupes
      January 31, 2012

      APOLOGIZE. ( SORRY FOR ALL TYPO ERRORS AND WRON :-D G SPELLINGS)

  2. yoyo
    January 29, 2012

    There are so many things wrong with this story. It would be better if MR john could make his case in the House,the place where the people elected him to be.However,I find for the minister to address the matter so nonchalantly, and with such disrespect,is preposterous.
    Why do we think so naively ,and envious in Dominica? Why don’t we respect each other for just being the same in terms of our life functions? We all need sleep, food and must shit in order to survive, so if we then come to understand that truth; we will then begin to love and respect each other as similar beings.
    Why are we being so foolish? Are the roads in good condition or not? IS this not conspicuous to see whether they are fixed or not? If the roads are fixed ,why is it that MR. John would bring up such an irrelevant statement? Why would so many other people say that they are not fixed? Why do we allow ourselves to get so blinded by arrogance, that we lost understanding and gather no wisdom ,so we begin to act like fools? We should not be debating this question if the roads are not fix, if they are not fixed or even they are fixed. Due to our political affiliations, some of us make realities become non realities. We can see that the car is black, but our pride and biases make us say that it is white. once we begin to think this way, then we are creating fools.
    There was no need for the minister to prove that any work was done unless it was done, and this disclosure should be done in close doors in these men offices.If the roads are really not fixed and the minister says it is fixed then he is a true fool. If MR. John says that the roads are not fixed when they are, then he is a fool. Are these the kinds of minds we have moving our country forward. If the answer is yes, then we may heading into the highest level of arrogance and ignorance, and our people will perish for lack of vision.

  3. Malatete
    January 29, 2012

    “rather very disconnected”? Never heard such cockeyed English. Either it is “rather” or “very”, you can’t have both. Which is it going to be? In any case, maintenance of public roads is Govt. business, regardless who is in power. Making it a political issue is a waste of time for all of us.

  4. Big Bamboo
    January 29, 2012

    I wonder how much these farmers really want their roads repaired, since that same tv footage showed the material government provided being washed away by the rain. I think Mr. John and the farmers so meet the government halfway instead of making demands.

  5. Hate ignorance
    January 29, 2012

    The minister gave accounts in reference to public main roads and village roads , i havent read anything talking about feeder roads as far as the farmers are concerned . THe front of your house might be well painted but your roof is leaking . i hope you people get the picture. The question is were the feeder roads taken care off knowing that the contsituency is strongly agricultural. Its like spending 27 million on the president palalce but the farmers production and returns are going downhill .Money going in the wrong hole. I think prioritization is the problem in our country

    • Hate ignorance
      January 29, 2012

      67k for feeder roads? lol . get real

  6. Anonymous
    January 27, 2012

    when was all that repair done on the roads

    i was there a few months ago andthe roads were terrible.

  7. Anonymous
    January 27, 2012

    BOY BOY BOY!!! I THINK A NEW BREED OF PPL NEED TO COME UP FOR POLITICIN IN DA. WITH A SIR,DR AND STUFF LIKE THAT AT THE FRONT OF THEIR NAMES. SOMEONE TOLD ME THAT IF YOU PUT IN TEACHER STUFF YOU BECOME A TEACHER IF YOU PUT IN DOCTOR STUFF U BECOME A DOCTOR. U PUT NOTHING IN YOU GO INTO POLITICS I AM BEGINNING TO THINK IS TRUE.

  8. JOJO
    January 27, 2012

    Have all the -$ reported for been complete and audited for? If the answer is yes, we should ask the Salisbury Pal rep for an answer.

  9. Free Thinker
    January 27, 2012

    I have a couple questions for the Minister responsible:
    In light of all these monies spent on road works, etc. Why is the minister not meeting with the farmers to explain that.

    Secondly, over what period of time was this money spent on the various parts of the constituency?

    The minister should meet with the farmers since they have genuine questions. There is no need for the political low blows, deal with the issues….be a statesman, is this too much to ask?

  10. Doc. Love
    January 27, 2012

    I HAVE A VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM WITH THE FIGURES PRESENTED BY BLACKMORE.IT IS MY BELIEF THAT THOSE FIGURES REPRESENT WORK DONE OVER A PERIOD OF SEVERAL YEARS. THOSE OF US WHO LISTEN TO THE FARMER’S SHOW ON Q95 EVERY TUESDAY MORNING HAVE HEARD A SENIOR CITIZEN BY THE NAME OF MR. LOUIS BEGGING GOVERNMENT TO REPAIR THE FEEDER ROADS IN SALISBURY.I HAVE ALSO HEARD A MR. SHILLINGFORD LAMBASTING GOVERNMENT WITH REGARDS TO THE POOR CONDITION OF THE VERY SAME ROADS.MR. JOHN LIVES IN THE AREA,THEREFORE, HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT.MONSIEUR, I AM NOT TRYING TO INSINUATE ANYTHING, BUT WE ARE AWARE OF THE AMOUNT MONEY WHICH HAS BEEN SPENT ON ROADS AND SEA WALLS WHICH HAS BEEN QUESTIONABLE.IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ME ASK MR.JERRY BRISBANE.

  11. T
    January 27, 2012

    I hope this nonsensical response from Blackmore, the minister responsible for roads in Dominica, will once again send a clear message to the Salisbury people the nature of this brutal set of men who are governing our affairs. They care absolutely nothing about the Salisbury people. In fact a little again they would tell the people Go to Hell, Go to Hell, Go to Hell…So to when the time comes you all must deal with them…I think that Salisbury people pay their taxes too.
    SHAME ON BLACKMORE, BUT THEM I AM NOT SURPRISED.

  12. GOM
    January 27, 2012

    Mr Blackmnore Mr John did not ask you for a rundown on what the government spent and where.He is telling you that the feeder roads need repairing,he is from the area and he knows the condition of the road better than you, so don’t punish the people of Salisbury simply because they did not vote for the cabal of which you are a part of. The people who knows what is happening will only rally around John more,and see this wicked regime for what it is.

  13. Hmm
    January 27, 2012

    My people will never cease to amaze me. We settle for so little. have we looked at the figures quoted for roadworks in the named communities?. How much roadwrks can you accomplish with $203,000.OO the highest amounts quoted. How many Kilometers of road can one cover, filling holes guttering etc.

    Saying that $xxxxxx of dollars was spent does not prove that any work was done or that any visible work I should say.

    Honestly I cant see any tangilbe work being accomplished on a public road with that amount on money.
    (Maybe just paying the workers to cut the grass and clean the gutters.)

  14. Anonymous
    January 27, 2012

    What is the big “Wow” about Blackmore’s respons, I still don’t get it…..anybody can give sats, but the fact is why are the roads still in this dilapidated conditions? I would ask the Minister to launch an investigations as to where these monies were spent,def not Salisbury and Coulibistrie

  15. tiny
    January 27, 2012

    @ traul..those evil Dominicans..oiye….

    those black pencils….those large rocks…those yellow mangoes….do you get it now….. :wink:

  16. Weh boy
    January 27, 2012

    Hector stayed out but it looks like Eddo might go in.. now that he is leader. :lol: :lol:
    Helas Hector.

  17. ROSEAU VALLEY
    January 27, 2012

    Congratulations Mr. Blackmoore- “road works in Morne Rachette involving construction of concrete lined drains and new asphaltic concrete pavement on the main access to the village” and “the road of Morne Rachette being in the best state that it have been for a very long time”, $XXX.00 spent on various road in the constituency!!
    Hmmmmm!! To the extent that the Minister’s response is factually correct- minus the political jabs about attending the House, Mr. John may have some explaining to do. He owes us that much. You must meet with the community to discuss your next move. However, we know what is said about statistics and data used out of context (not saying this is the case here). With all that spent-what then accounts for the deplorable condition of the roads today? Roseau valley awaits Mr. Mc. Intyre’s statistical report with regard to the $$XX spent so far on the Morne Prosper road, which has not been motorable after years of construction. The inordinate delay in completion of road works is unbearable. The people are running out of patience.

    • snico69
      January 27, 2012

      To Roseau Valley. Do you leave in Morne Prosper? As far as I know, I travel on the road twice a day Monday to /Saturday. So how is it not motorable?

    • Epitome
      January 27, 2012

      Doh put the Roseau Valley in your position.

      For For close to 15 years you had a Parl Rep in Norris Charles who himself hailed from Morne Prosper and did nothing to improve the roads.

      The McIntyre fella trying a ting and you complaining…Sackway Gas!

      All you toujou ka parlay!

      15 years and nothing done, De man just come…2+ years and the road already being worked on with drainage and widening and you complaining….

      Some people can not be pleased….!

      Collins continue your prgram fella, doh let them non valley people talk nonsense.

    • ?????
      January 27, 2012

      Blackmore fix those peoples road for them.This area is an agricultural area. Your cheap politics is only causing John to be more popular with his people who knows the road conditions.
      No wonder your administration is said to be the one that KILLED AGRICULTURE IN DOMINICA.Your intransigence is clearly showing this to be true.

  18. Yes Ah
    January 27, 2012

    It is the Mp’s Job to go to Parliament and look for betterment of his Constituency.. As mp he should write up his project stating the estimated amount the works are going to.

    You cannot wait for THE PEOPLE to send correspondence to the minister of works. Who is the Parl Rep? you or the people?

    The roads are in bad conditions and its the responsibility of the Government to attend to it. But if the PERSON responsible for bringing up these issues stays out of the house during Budget debate to plead for his people wat do u expect.

    Start representing your people and stop acting Stupid… The Show is over…

    • Hate ignorance
      January 29, 2012

      i hate ignorance . lol , you funny. forget the messenger , you really funny, if your house on fire you will wait on the fire truck from where ever if you can help yourself. i hope you get the point.

  19. AGEORGE
    January 27, 2012

    I don’t care what the issue is at hand. whether it’s Road, Healthcare or Education. All these are legitimate concerns to express. But is very irresponsible for a Parliamentary representative to use such rhetoric. That’s inciting violence coming from a member of parliament & what should be an upstanding citizen of Dominica. Shame on Mr. John! Mr. Blackmoore has a family what do you think would happen if any harm would come to him? Do you thing they would roll over and play dead?

    • ALAS
      January 27, 2012

      I AGREE AGEORGE. MINISTER SHOULD LET THEM ARREST JOHN HE FRIGHTENED THE MAN.

      • Hate ignorance
        January 29, 2012

        ignorance at the highest level. lol
        Was the minister threatened in anyway as a person.lol. You all cant even understand what you all hear much less what you all read.

    • ....................
      January 27, 2012

      I think it is even more irresponcible and insultive to use the words ” Go to Hell! Go to Hell! Go to Hell! It’s none of your jDam Business. Why are you all so hypocrite?
      Long Live Hector John. Continue to represent your people Sir!

  20. LET DOWN
    January 27, 2012

    now i get John’s point. mister want Blackmoore to fix the road to his garden for him. lol.

    • Anonymous
      January 27, 2012

      Labour Party Garbage!

    • Hate ignorance
      January 29, 2012

      feeder roads . thats what it means i hope you were not being sarcastic and really understood that was the call.

  21. LET DOWN
    January 27, 2012

    this is how an Adult(Blackmoore) should respond to a child throwing a tantrum. well done minister. no time to take out maypwi.

  22. patriot
    January 27, 2012

    THIS IS THE BEHAVIOR OF LEADERS IN WAITING ?

    WHAT ARE YOU SAYING TO OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ?

    • fearnomore
      January 27, 2012

      Oh my God you all has no shame to be talking about if is that mr john want to show your children, so what would you sayabout your P M that showin our children everyday how to lie, steel, and distroy people life once they speak truth to power, come on people talk about something else but not this because your P M ishe worst thing that could ever happen to Dominican children and young people give me a break

  23. ??????
    January 27, 2012

    are u all serious? is hector john embarrassing himself,or the minister is actual out of touch with the pople of salisbury road needs. the issue is not how much money u spend, when, but the road is in disrespair.the farmers are hampered from producing at the highest level.
    his respond is lame and does not address the situation.

  24. Stoney
    January 27, 2012

    Can anyone tell me if Dominica is still a Animal Farm or their is a Real thinking Regime in Power!!

    Why do folks under Planet earth subject themselves to the latter!!

    DLP Regime is way too dull in my View.
    They fail to see that you have a Island to Govern do you work, thats what you are there for or maybe its a Farm setting that exists.

  25. Woosh!
    January 27, 2012

    Hector doh tired take blows about carrying the people’s business on facebook? Padna if you were doing what u getting a salary for …

  26. Anonymous
    January 27, 2012

    Mr Blackmore is playing politics. He is the minister of works of Dominica.. Salisbury. Failure to meet with the people is a direct assault on the people.

    • yes i
      January 27, 2012

      alu parl rep dat need to do his work not de minister so pack up

    • Chien Zombie jr
      January 29, 2012

      Do not blame Mr Blackmore. Salisbury, you need to demand representation from your Pal Rep.

  27. clem Joseph
    January 27, 2012

    Time for action Minister enough of budget allocations. Fix the roads now

  28. 1979's HOPE renewed
    January 27, 2012

    MMMMMMMM Ou repond!!!! was that so hard bmoore??? that’s all you had to do so long…….

  29. G
    January 27, 2012

    Spags u guys refused to debate in parliament just kept walking out all the time and u want to run your mouth in ppls parliament etc. U had the opportunity on numerous occasions to go and ask for what your constotuency needs but no u go register present for a salary and walk out.

    You achieve NOTHING in peoples parliament. NOTHING at all

    • empress
      January 28, 2012

      The pal Rep is right.back in the days we would turn on db’s to hear Mike and miss Charles debate. But that make history in Da mins refused to go to parliament.and it seems people did not take hector comments as a fret. In another he would be charge.their lips loose he just sinking his ship.hector morne rachette road never look like that.so ask about Salisbury earl neglect.

  30. Anonymous
    January 27, 2012

    What a silly response! The people are not satisfied with the condition of the roads, have asked for a dialogue with you and this is the best you can come up with. It is clear mr. minister that the money spent has not brought about a significant, if any improvement to the condition of the road. So to all you fools harping on about attending the house, ask yourself how would spaggs attending the house have made a difference to the poor condition of the roads?

    • yes i
      January 27, 2012

      it would make a bloasted difference your fool tell sprags get his but to parliament take a damn seat listen and ask or talk bout wat your ppl need and stop there shit of walking out so PACK UP

      • Anonymous
        January 29, 2012

        Fool, Jackass.Go and learn how things work in the parliament before you come in the open to expose your ignorance.

    • Stuuppss
      January 30, 2012

      These people hanve no business keeping dialogue with the Minister. Keeping dialogue is with Mr. John, that is the person they voted to represent them. ma-gua-sa.

  31. concern
    January 27, 2012

    :lol:

  32. concern
    January 27, 2012

    HECTOR JOHN tired make his self look like a big fool :-P for the united WORKERS pARTY,I AM REALLY SORRY FOR HIM EH TRUST ME ,hon bLACKMOORE IS A VERY HARD WORKING MAN heARTS OF TO U SIR AND THE STAFF OF THE ministry of public works and ports

  33. Ron
    January 27, 2012

    Here is today’s headline… “PR John embarrass’ s himself AGAIN”

  34. Rangerman
    January 27, 2012

    Oh my goodness – how can we be so gullible and stupid. The people singing yeh heee for Blackmore – have you seen the road conditions. If you haven’t then just take a look at the figures and ask yourself whether the roads were repaired or merely given a dowse of guilty , fake attention. The Salisbury feeder road $67 K – are you kidding me ; What the heck did they do put tarrish in pot holes and left the sink holes open, no drainage.

    This is a joke and laughable – they spent $700 K on three localities while they are spending 27 million on a state house. Let us see how the farmers are going to benefit from this stupidness

    • Trual
      January 27, 2012

      OK Next time they will reverse the amounts and I guess you will be happy and maybe it would not be considered a waste!!!

  35. Letmetellyou!
    January 27, 2012

    Proud of you Minister!!!!!! You could not have given a better reply than that!!!!!

  36. tiny
    January 27, 2012

    I laughed ha ha john didn’t meet with the response so the people of salisbary are being punished because of that….and those wicked set of people on here are agreeing to this? What a pile of rubish….I am dumdfounded….I just can’t comprehend that I’m reading…Mr Blackmore…you and skerrit can get away with that because you know those evil Dominicans will show their support….Mr blacmore…you do not need to meet with John in order to have the road fix….John is not no engineer and the roads are not invisible….you want me to come take you too see the road……. Do you know where salibary is located?…..because I am sure that a blind foreigner will be able to find those feeder roads in need of repair…..why cant you……stop punishing the farmers because of John…..you all are playing a game of king of the hill while people are suffering

    • Trual
      January 27, 2012

      Dominicans are evil? Then I will disassociate myself with you..You sound like a Dominican!!lol!

    • yes i
      January 27, 2012

      tiny you sould like a damn i will hold it cause if i say it admin will not post my comments. so PACK UP

      • yes i
        January 27, 2012

        correction **sound**

  37. True Dat
    January 27, 2012

    Mr. Minister that is good news for the Salisbury constituency. Just want to know what plans your Government have for the road from Dubique to Delices. The road is in dire state of repair and worst the hurricane season is soon. Please Mr. Minister and Parliamentary Rep, Kenneth Darroux the people of the Petite Savanne Constituency wants to know what is happening. We are awaiting a meeting with the constituence.

  38. ........
    January 27, 2012

    for s hectr to help blackmore come up with ideas for the feeder roads and where they getting the money, he want to give orders. “same way same way”

  39. Grand Bay Girl
    January 27, 2012

    This was a very good response..it focus on the issue and did not make it personal
    Personally i feel if everyone who represent the people,put the people first then we would be moving in the right direction
    for a better Dominica. Maybe the Pal Rep
    would take something good out of it. Good job Mr Blackmore.

    • Trual
      January 27, 2012

      Yes, focus on the issue they still vex. Well I hope they doh burst with vezness before next election.

  40. .
    January 27, 2012

    thats what you get when you dont attend the people’s house.

  41. kar-por BALTAZAR
    January 27, 2012

    This parliamentary opposition seems to have gone back to the drawing board and this is encouraging indeed for our democracy.

    I BELIEVE that SENATOR BAZIL is a good man and he continues to be a favourite of many teachers within the PRIMARY SCHOOL SYSTEM. Am facinated by his leadership and sharp intellect. He will do wonders for THE UWP’ A party which I have great confidence in and am certain it will form the new alterantive to New labour.
    We salute Hector on his forthrightness and humility.

    HE is gainingfully employed !

  42. bigger
    January 27, 2012

    Hector John wants to make a name for himself poor feller he wants to impress his supporters

  43. faceup
    January 27, 2012

    Mr Hector John, you are making a fool out of my party, the UWP,thats why you, Mr Green and some of the rest got to go, we need workers not grumblers !!!

  44. Marcel
    January 27, 2012

    So since November 2011 Spaggs sent a letter to Blackmore on the matter. You mean to tell me Blackmore didn’t even have the courtesy to respond to the man’s letter. Hector had to make a bold statement to get Blackmore to respond.

    I say this is a victory for Hector. Keep up the fight and be fearless in your quest to improve the lives of the people of your constituency.

    • R U Se
      January 27, 2012

      A victory for John? If this guy was really a serious Parl Rep would he not have known what was done on the road?

      He is so detached from his constituency that it has to take the Min for PW to tell him what was done?

      If that is a victory then you surely lost the point….Alas!

  45. Mum
    January 27, 2012

    GOOD reply

  46. gug
    January 27, 2012

    Wall House & Castle Comfort need that help, we are patienly waiting.GIVE IT TO US.(you live there)

    • Really
      January 27, 2012

      You know, I hate driving through Wall House and the area of Castle Comfort near Wall House. I was born and raised on Gommier Road end of Castle Comfort, and I always know these areas to be involved in community projects. It ails me to think that persons can build houses worth over 300 000$ yet cannot contribute a bag of tarish to repair the roads. I always question how persons feel comfortable braving through those to get to their middle-income “mansions”. :) Really, the government is responsible for road maintenance, but if each person contribute something to the repair of their lane at least, it will be for your good. Hats-off by the way to the folks of Leopold Ville who made that community effort during the last community day of service.

      After all, my people, “they” even cut a cliff to have a sea view from “their” house. That means that effort is being made in that small upper area of C.Comfort to make “some people” travel safely to and from home lol. So let’s look out for ourselves too. Get into some community development. You know you will take better care of it when your efforts are in it.

      • Mum
        January 28, 2012

        So the people of Roseau should repair thier road?

    • Letmetellyou!
      January 27, 2012

      Dem people in that are can afford to put funds together and help themselves. You all forget that is a PRIVATE development!!!!!

    • Cee
      January 27, 2012

      U know what i mean gug!!!! I see they do a kinda patchy patch thing der.. I sure dat 700k would pave de whole raod from Behind Krazy Koconuts to Giraudel

  47. January 27, 2012

    well my Dere friend, please meet with the farmers and the Comunity and present the plans for the road, we all know what the UWP is all about.

  48. ........
    January 27, 2012

    hector go take a hike

  49. Riddim Up !!!
    January 27, 2012

    see john…..if u was in the house and not on ur bb or facebook u would have heard dat!!!!
    blackmoore for Prime Minister…. dat man workinnnggggg

    • Really
      January 27, 2012

      I agree with the first part of your comment that John should not have disrespected the electorate who elected him to represent them in the house and stay outside the house, but really, we are too political in Dca which is why we are now going buggy and cart.

      • T
        January 27, 2012

        Your fool how did he disrespect them when they agreed for him to stay away.They gave him a second mandate.

    • EMILE Zpatos
      January 27, 2012

      RIDDIM UP ?OR RAT UP ? ISMELL A RAT ,BEWARE THERE IS A TRAITOR ON BOARD TRYING TO DEVIDE THE LABOUR PARTY.THE LABOUR PARTY IS A TEAM A VERY STRONG TEAM AND WILL RISE AND FALL TOGETHER .ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE.TRYING TO PUT A WALL BETWEEN BLACKMORE AND THE PM WILL NOT WORK.DEVIDE AND RULE WILL NOT WORK THIS TIME.YOUALL HAVE SUCCEEDED IN ALIENATING VIC, SERAPHIN, DUCREAY AND PJ ,BUT ALL IT DID IS MAKE THE PARTY STRONGER .

    • agreed
      January 27, 2012

      Blackmore for PM??????
      Well then Dominica will really be a deserted place, he is one of the most disliked people around. People may be fed up now, if he becomes PM they will all give up and get out. poor Dominica.

  50. vip
    January 27, 2012

    that must be karate all u politicians fighting. DEFENCE AND OFFENSIVE TECHNIQUE.But not me all u fooling.ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS.

  51. Neutral
    January 27, 2012

    Thanks mister minister. I am not a supporter of neither party, but i will take your side on this one. Hector John needs to stop embarrassing himself. Spend less time on FB, and do some more research and policy studies.

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