Roseau South constituency to benefit from a number of development projects

An unfinished Loubiere playing field. 

The government is to begin construction of several projects in the Roseau South constituency in the area of sports, fishing and health care services.

During his Annou Pale program on Sunday, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Roseau South MP  Chekira Hypolite, toured the constituency, showcasing the ongoing work government is embarking on.

“There is some work that needs to be done on the [Loubiere] playing field to bring it up to the state of play and we’re committed. We made a promise to the Village Council and the residents there that we will make additional funds available to bring it to the level that the wish for play,” the prime minister said. “And so once the ministry of Public Works clears the design, we are ready to roll that playing field and to allow the youngsters in particular to have access.”

Skerrit gave a commitment to donate $70,000 towards the completion of the playing field. The work will include grading and grassing of the field in preparation for the lighting which is already on island.

“From Loubiere, we went to Egleston where the government acquired a significant number of acres of private lands for the housing development. We also committed to building 16 three-bedroom standard homes.”

He noted that these homes will include a master bedroom and bath as the government understands the need to enhance people’s privacy and family relationships.

“And you have two bedrooms that will share one bath and inside the house also, you have provision for laundry. In Dominica most of us put our washing machine on our porch somewhere outside, but we are making provisions for that and of course we have a living and dining room space and also a kitchen,” the prime minister stated.

The government says that one of the reasons stand-alone homes are being constructed is to allow for local contractors from the communities to benefit.

MP Hypolite said she’s aware that the people of the Roseau South constituency has been waiting for quite a while for housing.

“It’s going to be a development whereby each and everybody will assist and will be part and parcel of what’s going on and that is what we want. We really want to impact the lives of people and change their economic landscape and I am very grateful for the contractors. I’m happy for them,” she added. “MMCE will be providing oversight on the project and I asked local constructors to take their advice and do the work to the best of their ability.”

In terms of Newtown fishers, following the MP’s initiative to improve the facilities for the fisher folks with a fishers court, the prime minister has committed to meet the cost of covering the court which he says is a “reasonable” request from the fishers to enhance the trade.

“In addition to this covering, we will also be contracting the services of a local boat builder in Newtown to help build boats for fishermen here who have indicated a desire to enhance their opportunities for employment,” Skerrit noted.

“The fishermen are now selling fish, not on the roadside, but in a good area and what they have complained about is that they need a covering and currently they’re using tents but the Prime Minister has given us the commitment that we can go ahead and do the covering. It will cost in the region of about $EC90, 000,” MP Hypolite explained.

In relation to the Newtown health center, as far as the Parlrep is concerned, the use a container for health check-ups by residents in Roseau South is coming to an end and the prime minister commended her for finding a location for the building after a long search.

“We’ve really been looking everywhere. We wanted to build the [health] center as far as practically possible in Newtown because that’s the center of things and the Parlrep was able to identify this land and she took the initiative…and was able to get the land owner to agree to sell the land to us at a highly reasonable price,” Skerrit stated.

The government says it is waiting on the furniture and equipment to open the health center.

Completed Newtown health center, awaiting furniture 

 

Parlrep Hypolite, PM Skerrit, Loubiere Village Council Chairman, Ainsworth Irish

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18 Comments

  1. Viewsexpressed
    January 14, 2022

    A 🤡 belongs to the Circus with comical Ridiculous Thoughts on and not engaged in the Politics of our people.
    Our government, our people are in Parliament.
    The Circus is for the Lin Clowns 🤡 and NOT Dressed as Outdated Clowns 🤡 in our politics and our government.
    This sitting government we knew for a long time is not Socioeconomic Development focussed. The ABUSIVE ongoing Red CLINIC is Devious and Abusive to our struggling to People and Families in need of Jobs, safe HEALTH and Safety in their development.
    Our People and our Government are desperately in need of GOOD GOVERNMENT and decent Governance and Leadership in our Government and for our People and our People
    We need decent committed intellectual Trusted Visionary Focussed LEADERSHIP in our Government to be well led by a trusted, committed Visionary Focussed LEADERSHIP Prime MINISTER and ably supported Ministers in our Peoples’ Parliament. Our People need decency.
    Let’s stop this devious selling this insulting RED…

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  2. May Belle
    January 13, 2022

    Our roads in Giraudel are in a deplorable state. Basic infrastructure that cannot be fixed.

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  3. Lin clown
    January 12, 2022

    Mr Roger,this is for the PEOPLE to decide.We the PEOPLE are a revolutionary people.
    In 1979 we removed Patrick John and the Labour party from office
    In 1995 we removed Eugenia Charles and Freedom party from office
    In 2000 we removed Edison James and the most corrupt party UWP from office.We will NOT listen to a few failed prodigal sons.

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    • Ibo France
      January 12, 2022

      What does a clown do best? Joke and monkey around. Is joke you joking! Lin Joker

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  4. Linclown
    January 12, 2022

    We,LABOURITES rebuilt this country after Maria,with our blood,sweat and tears,unlike those PRODIGAL SONS.We will call election whenever the PEOPLE agree.Not when corrupt,greedy,disgruntled people who spent all their young and fruitful years in a foreign country want us to.

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    • Marty
      January 13, 2022

      I really do wonder what you dream of a nights. You are totally of your rocker.

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    • Ibo France
      January 13, 2022

      When would you rebuild agriculture, especially banana industry, coconut, citrus; the economy; feeder roads for farmers; public works; public library; sporting facilities of international standard; and I can go on ad infinitum.

      He who knows not and knows that he knows not is an idiot, shun him.

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    • Crab
      January 13, 2022

      Could anyone figure out who this booombooom fly little clown is? I’m sure he’s being paid to stay on DNO’s tail to defend Skerrit. Keep your loyalty to the end and hope that you pay regular visits to your little god in Jaiiill where he belongs. ……………………..

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  5. Jonny
    January 12, 2022

    More pie in the sky. It appears Skerrit is planning something devious…

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  6. dissident
    January 11, 2022

    Why does MMCE have oversight over a ministry of public works project?
    Will the people receive a certificate of title?

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  7. Espoir
    January 11, 2022

    Snap election what. All you hear a new word from Bim and repeating it like is a recitation all you learn. You will wait the full term and still cry. Look for all the further projects and criticise.

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    • Ibo France
      January 11, 2022

      The commoners are still poor, jobless, hungry and dispossessed. They have no documents of ownership for the houses and apartments.

      If you were to ask the average person this question: Are you more financially stable than five, ten, fifteen years ago? The answer would be a resounding NO!

      Too many citizens and residents utilities are being disconnected; inside their cupboard is sparse; some can only eat one lousy meal per day; many have health issues from consuming too much cheap, cholesterol laden foods. The living standard of tens of thousands of resident Dominicans is dire.

      That’s the unvarnished truth.

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  8. Lin clown
    January 11, 2022

    Wenice,you have been saying that for the past 20 years PARROT.New hospital.Stadium.Highway.Grammar school.International airport.Night landing were all pie in the sky according to you,IBO,Views expressed,% and now the new resurrection JACKA Jones(JJ).

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    • Viewsexpressed
      January 12, 2022

      Madam Lin Clown 🤡 you have been this political Clown 🤡 for years now. Not only a clown 🤡 but blind and lost to the condition and situation of our government and Nature Isle Dominica. Over twenty years this overdue sitting Failed LABOUR GOVERNMENT and Failed Incompetent IMMATURE VISIONLESS PRIME MINISTER is taking us nowhere. The only concept we have seen from this sitting failed Labour Government is this Irrelevant RED CLINIC. Our suffering jobless, unemployed people are in need of Jobs to feed and educate their children and NOT linked to this IMMATURE VISIONLESS INCOMPETENT PRIME ODD MINISTER who has Failed us and appears to has absolutely no vision of Socio-Economic Development Concept towards meaningful development of our People and to have Decent Visionary Focussed Intellectual Leadership in our Government. We the people continue to pay our Taxes but we still see and hear the devious and Despicable on going Disgusting Skerrit’s “RED CLINIC”. This man must stop & GO ASAP…

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  9. Roger Burnett
    January 11, 2022

    It appears that the “housing revolution” is making a shift from apartment blocks to “three-bedroom standard homes (that) will include a master bedroom and bath”.

    This is all well and good, but will these homes be owned by the occupier or by the government? Have residents in the completed MMCE housing estates been granted title to the property they are living in?

    While the stand-alone homes will be constructed by local contractors they will be working under the “guidance” of MMCE. This to me appears to be not much different from what has been done previously.

    Health Centers are welcome, however it is a pity that we do not have visionary Dominican architects able to improve upon the mishmash aesthetics of MMCE designs.

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    • Ibo France
      January 11, 2022

      Skerrit reminds of raging flood waters. A flood erodes and destroys roads, bridges, houses, crops, arable soil and trees. Mr. Skerrit destroys the economy, businesses, unity, cultural norms, the environment, indigenous flora and fauna. His stewardship has brought plenty pain and suffering just like the aftermath of a destructive flood.

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    • Concern Citizens
      January 12, 2022

      Engineers are here in Dominica, but MMCE don’t want too hear from them.

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  10. WeNiceMan
    January 11, 2022

    Snap elections anyone?

    All these “site visits” starting to smell like it.

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