Roseau River wall to be completed by September says PM Skerrit

Roseau River Defense Project under construction

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said that the 15 million dollar Roseau River Defense Project on River Bank is scheduled to be completed by early September, 2019.

Skerrit made this statement during a visit by Cabinet to the project site on Tueaday.

He said a promenade will also be added to the project which will enhance the aesthetics of the city.

“We have embarked on a very expansive river defense project overtime. We have approached  the construction of river walls on a face basis. One can appreciate the importance of these river walls to the safety of lives and property because we have the beauty of our river flowing to the city but that also brings itself at a certain risk and were trying to mitigate against these risks,” he stated.

In addition to the river walls, the project also includes the creation of a riverside promenade.

“It is a project we have spoken about for some years now to enhance and to improve the aesthetics to the city and also the vending which normally take place along the river street in River bank area,” Skerrit stated. “You recall we had different shacks there over a period of time and clearly, these things are not sanitary; they are not places that we should be vending food and beverage. So the attention there is to build more aesthetically appealing shops and bars so the people could vend from this much improved facilities.”

The prime minister said the promenade will be used as a form of relaxation for persons and will help in creating a modern city.

He said this is a start in transforming Roseau into a resilient city which will also enhance the value of people’s property and commercial activity.

Dominica Labor Party (DLP) candidate for Roseau Central, Melissa Skerrit said this project will perfectly complement Roseau’s enhancement.

“I’m very excited about this project here today, it’s something that has been discussed for a while. It perfectly complements Roseau enhancement project which has been ongoing and this is all to increase or to enhance the aesthetics of Roseau central and so I’m really happy that this will create more of a city feel,” she said. “Its an area that is going to be a spectacle, its going to be laminated and its going to be some what of a commercial area and I’m sure the people of Roseau Central will appreciate this.”

She said Roseau Central has different cultures and the promenade would be a great opportunity to have a fusion of the various cultures in the city.


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  1. Lin clown
    July 20, 2019

    RANDYX.A WORKING LABOUR.Stadium.Clear Harbour.ScottsHead seawall.State House.Yes We Care.New Roseau Bridge.Schoolbus service.New Grammar School.State College.E O Leblanc Highway.St.Aroment Bathestate road.DCP re opening.Petro Caribe.N E P. York valley bribge.Jungle Bay.New Hospital.FriendShip bribge.Botanical Gardens road.$ 300 for 70 yrs and over.Free medical for 60 yrs and over.Free medical up to 18 yrs.Hillsborough Gardens Housing.Belvue Chopin Housing.N.O.Liverpool Highway.Night Landing.AllSaints University.GoodWill Windsorpark road.Valley road.Windsorpark bridge.Windsorpark back road.Charles Ave.road.Soltan road.Portsmouth fishing complex.Imergency medical fund.Grant for farmers.Small business assistance.Grant for fishermen.Kapinski hotel.Cochrane road.100% water supply.Geothermal.Castle Bruce housing.GrandFonde housing.Free college.Pit toilet programme.That is 25% of what LABOUR did.Blind ,lazy, LYING,incompetent,uneducated,WICKED UWP.International Airport and MEDICAL IS COMING.

  2. Lin clown
    July 20, 2019

    LITTLE YOUT ,you must have received one of PREVOST Sunday lunches or YOU on COKE.Roseau Central has a very large Labour support.In.2009,836 voted for Labour 839 voted UWP.In 2014,926 voted Labour,991 voted UWP.IN the last two combined,UWP has not been able to WIN Roseau Central by 70 votes.YOUT as long as Labour supporters stay with Labour,UWP MUST LOSE ROSEAU CENTRAL.The only chance UWP stand on the West Coast is MAYBE Salisbury.

    July 19, 2019

    So the comment you just wrote , according to you, had been written already. Right?
    Do you imagine how silly you sound?

  4. River Enthusiast
    July 19, 2019

    Come September 2019, over 70 million people World Wide will celebrate the 15th. Anniversary of World Rivers Day, as designated by the United Nations in 2005.
    The main activities here in Dominica will be held in Hampstead, Portsmouth, Castle Bruce, Layou among other Communities. “Waterways in our Communities” is the international theme. While collaborators are Discover Dominica Authority, DOWASCO, Forestry Division,
    As River Enthusiasts we are looking forward to the completion of the 15 millions dollars Roseau River Wall and the extension of the Roseau River Promenade

  5. Kalinago Justice
    July 19, 2019

    :?: We want to know what’s Melissa role as she’s not part of the one-man rogue regime,why her presence :?:

  6. Lin clown
    July 19, 2019

    JAMIE,we the Labourites are building a NEW DOMINICA.YOU and your lazy,LYING,bunch of UWP IDIOTS ran away.YOU said you wanted to see how Skerrit,was going to build back Dominica.JAMIE BS coming from you again.Everything existed for you.Night Landing,Stadium,Hospital,Land at $ 1 a sq ft,School Bus Service.Internation Airport.Medical School .Everything was there before Skerrit.Wicked UWP.Wish I knew where a PIT TOILET was to BURY YOUR HEAD.JAMIE,VIEWSEXPRESS and IBO FRANCE.Nothing is happening for these UWP fools.A blind man see UWP CANNOT SEE.

    • Bye DLP
      July 20, 2019

      Good riddance DLP, we the people are moving forward. :lol: Yes! Forward with the UWP! Forward and onward we go!

  7. Anonymous
    July 18, 2019

    What about the calibishi sea defence wall Skerrit, when will this be completed??

  8. Sally
    July 18, 2019

    So using that extra space as a parking lot, wasn’t more ideal/necessary, I mean considering how in Roseau unkind drivers decide that parking on sidewalks is the best thing to do.

  9. Next PM
    July 18, 2019

    So Mels you are going the “laminate” the Roseau River Wall to protect it from scratching during hurricanes?

  10. ??
    July 18, 2019

    Yes I… I’ve never seen so much “nothing” taking place in Dominica. Well, I hope the government keep doing nothing. Not good for the UWP. Labour Ka Twavai!

  11. Lord help us
    July 18, 2019

    a promenade will also be added to the project which will enhance the aesthetics of the city. I hope that this will not turn into a second block for dem Washington fellas to sell more drugs and harass people children on road eh.

  12. RandyX
    July 18, 2019

    Yes, and pink bigs fly…! It’s strange that all kinds of projects are either promised or finished in no time around election time. Nothing changes in Dominica apart from the fact that he has his wife in tow nowadays. Propaganda nothing but cheap propaganda from a notorious liar!

  13. Keep it up
    July 17, 2019

    Build Skerrit build, fix this and fix that to trick the simpletons. We right thinking Dominicans will still vote you out. Workerssss stay steadfast. Do not be weary in doing well. Do not get distracted by Skerrit & Co. Do not get complacent. It is not over until it’s over, wait till the chickens hatch to count them. Let’s put our differences aside. We must win if we have unity of purpose. We must stick to this common goal, to be free from the grasp of the man-child Skerrit.

  14. little yout
    July 17, 2019

    All you can do whatever but Melissa can never win Roseau central. the people of Roseau have never voted for labour party or any Skerrit for that mater and we will never vote for a party that’s on it’s way out. even if Roosevelt was running in Roseau he can never beat Soso. I would have like to see Soso DAYCARLAY JI but they save him de embarrassment. We can’t say no to Soso period!

  15. RastarMarn
    July 17, 2019

    “Dominica Labor Party (DLP) candidate for Roseau Central, Melissa Skerrit”
    Wasn’t this suppose to be a walk by cabinet members???
    So is mamzelle the Current cabinet member???

    How comes the Future Communications and Works Minister wasn’t there on that walk???

    Garcon with that project taking up 15 million, and is being performed by what appears to be a foreign entity while Government Buildings including but not limited to the Public Works Headquarters still in Shambles,,,

    How can Dominicans stand there and watch these Fellows just consume the little funds Dominica posses for childish endeavors like a “nice place where persons can relax”,,,

    When people have money in their pockets and a well protected Employment with pension is when people will be able to relax and retire Nicely,,,

    What is the return on investment for this Promenade project, cause as we know is only Followers of the “Church of Skerrit” who will be awarded space there for Vending,,,

    July 17, 2019

    Just wait! Soon the STRANGERS TO THE TRUTH and PROFESSIONAL LIARS will be storming their negative comments.
    Ibo MALAPROP France, %, views express, to name a few. UWP and it’s supporters are strangers to the truth but no strangers to LIES and PROPAGANDA. They just can’t stand the TRUTH. They walking with their eyes closed and their ears blocked just to pretend that nothing is happening in the country.

    • Vote UWP
      July 20, 2019

      When people are accustomed to hearing DLP lies for such a long time, their ears become seasoned, marinated with untruths. The truth will therefore sound strange, but that does not make it any less true. UWP is our one chance to save our country from ruin. Vote UWP.

  17. Hector Marie
    July 17, 2019

    since elections are around the corner and all kinds of projects are appearing like ghosts all over Dominica for the occasion I want to hear about the most important one the marigot hospital where those of us who cannot run to the U S A to have babies would be glad if it was not allowed to fall and seem to be forgotten .I would like to remind who ever it is who said ”I RUN THIS COUNTRY ”that god is watching and he runs the world

  18. jamie
    July 17, 2019


    • me
      July 19, 2019

      the wall that is being built now has always existed ?

        July 19, 2019

        So the comment you just wrote , according to you, had been written already. Right?
        Do you imagine how silly you sound?

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