UWP outlines projects for Roseau Central

Some of those who attended the public meeting
Some of those who attended the public meeting

The United Workers Party (UWP) Team Dominica has pledged to keep its promise to develop sports in the city of Roseau.

The party outlined a number of plans that are already in place to benefit the young people of the city.

Part of their plans includes the renovation of the Basketball Court on Bath Road, Roseau, which will include an upgraded washroom facility.

UWP Candidate for the Roseau Central Constituency, Joseph Isaac, who was addressing a public meeting held at the basketball court on Bath Road earlier this week, said he intends to continue that quest in assisting the young people of Roseau in the area of sports.

“I want to get involved in helping young people. We will renovate the basketball court and we will ensure that the washroom facility is completed and upgraded,” he said. “We will convert it like a sports club upstairs. We will establish in the High Street area where we will have a small swimming pool where people involved in Olympics can practice to swim.”

He went on to say that the party will develop an indoor sporting facility close to the Windsor Park Stadium.

“This was the original plan and we are committed to deliver that to you the people of Roseau,” he promised.

He added, “We will ensure that you have in Roseau, a practice football field next to the stadium, we will introduce a sporting system which will incorporate the club structure across Roseau and across Dominica.”

Isaac also took a swipe at the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) for “taking advantage of the people.”

“Can you understand the challenge we are faced with in this country?” he noted. “It is a challenge where our leaders, in the name of the Dominica Labour Party, are taking advantage of the people, taking advantage of the people with resources, taking advantage of people by blocking every project that we try to do. They are doing wrong things and we have to stand up against those things.”

Meanwhile, outgoing Parliamentary representative for Roseau Central, Norris Prevost, revealed that the party presented a project to government several years for resurfacing the basketball court and to repair and upgrade the toilet. However, he said, the proposal fell on deaf ears.

“The government refuse because the then mayor of Roseau was the Deputy Chairman of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP), who refused to collaborate with the Roseau Improvement Committee (RIC) to get the toilet upgraded and the basketball court upgraded,” he said. “That is the kind of damage that the Labour Party have done to us.”

Prevost added, “People of Roseau, what you are seeing is the destruction of the RIC Basketball Court is just one out of the many facilities that have been destroyed in Roseau.”

According to him, the UWP is committed to empower young people in sports and to make sports that tool that it can be, “to build our communities, to build our young people…to give our young people the ability to excel.”

He urged people of Roseau lend a hand to help restore sports for young people on the island.

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62 Comments

  1. Mahaut talk roro
    October 5, 2014

    We’ll try the river

  2. Richards
    October 4, 2014

    The targeted audience were bathroad and nearby residence, therefore he outlined what he has planned for that specific area and was not tailored for the entire Roseau central. Moreover, the opposition have conveyed many auspicious-sustainable and innovative plans for the entire Roseau.

  3. Sout Man
    October 4, 2014

    I’ve read so many criticisms of the “Dominica Latrine party” from fellow UWP politicians, but I never imagined that an “upgraded” toilet would be the center-piece of UWP’s grand vision for the development of Roseau and its young residents. One party builds new facilities while the other criticizes and promises to upgrade if elected into government. One party says “latrines” ,while the grand visionaries for change say “toilets”. Change we can believe in, indeed.

    But wait a minute; the promise of “toilets for all” became popular on the international scene when the PM of the world’s most populous democracy made that promise to his fellow countrymen at the World Citizen Festival in New York last weekend. After all, it may pay to play “toilet” politics.

  4. AP George
    October 3, 2014

    What Dominica needs: fishermen! You’ve heard the saying about teaching a man to fish, eh? We need innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs and builders! Folks who can make Dominica produce!
    From what I’m seeing, UWP does not seem to have a real plan on what it takes to move Dominica beyond entitlements and beggardom. It’s the same stuff DLP is doing now, but UWP wants them out so UWP can do it… their style. As the Opposition, they have out-opposed themselves. Instead of throwing mepwee, I want to hear of SOLID and sustainable plans for Dominica’s development.
    Roseau needs to be revamped! Period! A “small swimming pool where people involved in Olympics can practice to swim”??? Really? And this is the kind of vision we want to vote for? Upgraded toilets? That’s development people should vote for? Mercy!! Why not focus on building industry, and creating employment opportunities for these idle people?
    Where is the plan to have Dominica export US$500 million a year, instead of the now US$80million?
    Even with all it’s glitzy developments, DLP has taken Dominica down the wrong road in beggardom… and I fear UWP may not fare any better!

    • BEB
      October 4, 2014

      Don’t the UWP have plans for the fountain on the Bay Front?

  5. UDOHREADYET
    October 3, 2014

    Plans, intentions, promises, maybes yet they haven’t done anything! UWP is like those KouKouMayork birds in stockfarm dat is part of Parro economics in Roseau… de birds eat all the garbage in labass them fly back to Stockfarm to popo on your car then you have to drive to Roseau and pay Parro $4 to wash your car… den the Parry using your $4 to buy drugs making the drugman rich, den the police arresting the drug man, confiscating his property, den UWP will use the $$$ from that property to fund their plans, promises, intentions and maybes…that is how dey (UWP) keep the DA economy going Parro economics!.

  6. Ceres
    October 3, 2014

    For all who are asking where the monies to build the pool coming from, here is an answere/idea for the UWP:

    5 shipments of sand from layou

    and another 10 shipments to take out the st Joseph constituency from the welfare list

  7. Sad
    October 3, 2014

    Mr. Prevost and Isaac. Since the basketball court means so much to you guys, why not renovate it as your contribution to sports in Roseau. Seek funding and do something about it.

    Start doing things as an opposition instead of saying how bad it is and what you will do when you get in power. Start showing your worth now.

  8. Just blaze
    October 3, 2014

    How UWP making plans like they actually going to win an election? Maybe plans for 2020 can never be for 2015. And not with Lennox as party leader.

    • isthereistrong
      October 5, 2014

      I’m tired of having to read ure comments, they make no sense, how are u gonna contradic them but not realize u doing the same thing in reverse.go sit down.

  9. Sane
    October 3, 2014

    So Issac you want to build a “SMALL” swimming pool so people can practice for the “OLYMPICS”??
    Man, when will you fellers begin to talk some sense?

    • AP George
      October 3, 2014

      My exact sentiments really. I don’t know if UWP is ready to move Dominica forward… with these ‘small’-minded comments.

    • October 4, 2014

      So you don’t believe that Dominica could contribute to the Commonwealth Pam Games in swimming as long as the young men/women are properly trained , Next year the Pam Games will be held in Canada and not even an individual coming to represent D’ica how does that make you feel, so you see when you place comments think first because I would like my Island be part of the games regardless if we win or not.
      Issac is thinking about the next Commonwealth Pam Games.so open your mind and see how the change will benefit out young people.

  10. natural dominican
    October 3, 2014

    Promises promises! I am an advocate for CHANGE; just remember that if team 767 doesn’t deliver.

  11. October 3, 2014

    This is a good idea for the young folks in Roseau ,we would like you as to address greater ideas that could create jobs for the young people in Dominica and development for our country.

  12. maindesk
    October 3, 2014

    We have a problem understanding how to use space in Dominica. We think everything must be at ground level. We cannot see that a pool could be at one level and a court at the next level, a fitness club at the next and something else at the next level and so on. This is so in many other countries. In the US trains travel way above the heads of people walking underneath, major roads are built one over the other. A sports complex cannot in a small Roseau be built on one level. Last election the DLP told us so much about the next level but this has gone silent now.

  13. Pittsburgh Dominican
    October 2, 2014

    In my opinion, job creation which leads to (self worth, purpose etc.) should be the primary focus for both parties. Lifting our citizens up.

    • FORKIT
      October 2, 2014

      no boy, give them and they will run back begging fro more…
      mi moon sort

  14. Anonymous555
    October 2, 2014

    we will establish in the High Street area where we will have a small swimming pool where people involved in Olympics can practice to swim.”….but but where in high street that goin n be there someone plz tell me,in the cemetery man….still try’n n think …i like allu worker’s imagining still !

    Them Fairytale Stories dere….Humpty Dumpty Really sat on a wall…lol :?:

    • Anonymous
      October 2, 2014

      Because you do not have initiative you bawling. If the dimple man had said so even if he would never give it to you, you would not question.These are serious people forming a team

      • its time
        October 3, 2014

        lets be real. forget about politics and party. think about it. Where in high street can accomodate a pool big enough for olympic swimmers to train? seriously..

      • Anonymous
        October 3, 2014

        My suggestion is that there are already plans. Good management is what is needed not politics.

      • listener
        October 5, 2014

        Annonymous you guys can build that swimming pool on pillars over the burial ground man” anything is possible in a dream, Issac really like water boy he better forget about his failed business and try a water business.

    • answerd
      October 3, 2014

      u like the labour party lack vision, insight and foresight and creativity….the present grotto home area when it’s relocated is an ideal area, tennis court right there, multi-leveled facilities…I feel pity for those of us who are blinded by politics

  15. Really?
    October 2, 2014

    A playing field and a swimming complex next to the stadium in Roseau. Wow! Did I hear that correctly? Looks like we will have to push Bathestate further up, push Goodwill and the river further to Found Cole’ and push Roseau and the Stadium towards the sea. Man please say things that make sense or say nothing at all. You guys just writing things on paper and going to say it without thinking. Now when you talk like that where is the change?

  16. Dominican
    October 2, 2014

    What marvels me, is why of all places in Roseau, this meeting was held between two cemeteries. Secondly I observe the concentration was sports, does that mean the people of Roseau are very blessed in everything else?
    Why does Mr Issac have to be a parl rep to ” WANT TO GET INVOLVED” in helping the people of Roseau. Mr. Issac, you can help the people of Roseau if only this is truly what you desire to do. You want to help them, what prevents you from helping, go ahead and do what is right, what is necessary. Don’t ask them to vote you into government because you want to help them. It clearly means sir, you have no intention to, and if you are not elected, then you definitely wont. You are clearly stating, that your help is conditional.

    • Anonymous
      October 3, 2014

      i think u have no idea of how a country work

    • its time
      October 3, 2014

      That is what ive been saying for years. this goes for any political party or individual. Get involved and improve your communities long before elections. You dont need to be voted in to give the court or your community a face lift. Between all the brains and professionals im sure you all can think of a way to raise some funds to fix up that little basketball court. by time elections come half your battle won because the people you supposed to represent will see you already working. its all a show and attempt to grasp power. a real servant of the people wouldnt even check for politics and government. Restore the Dominica club to its real purpose and splendor, that would be a good start. instead of talking nonsense for people about your olympic pool for people to practice to swim for olympics. that alone sounds dumb. you not even talking about the other facilities that go along with that.

    • answerd
      October 3, 2014

      same applies to u. when u point one finger at someone four more is pointing back at YOU. as part of the ruling government this in reality will be the sure and only way to provide the level of change he is talking about…..and the magnitude if things that are need.

  17. Anonymous
    October 2, 2014

    If is that UWP has for Sports in Dominica well God help us. No wonder no one take those guys serious

    • answerd
      October 3, 2014

      better than what the present labour party has ever done for sports.
      example: Under the Labour Party;

      A defending Dominica table tennis team regional champion team cannot afford to defend their championship because of lack of national support.

      Outstanding atheletes eg; Angol and Linton do get the type of support they need to excel from our government.

      A certain national team was stuck in some other country beacause of failure by the government to provide for their needs while representing our country.

      Need I say more…the facts are there

  18. see
    October 2, 2014

    Isiac came up with aquarium now is swimming pool what wiil he come up with next. Imagine he stated that he has the data in his head. Mr. is really fu.

    • FORKIT
      October 2, 2014

      but there is a swimming committee that enjoying travelling during the Olympic season………… allu must know what happening in allu country

    • answerd
      October 3, 2014

      The labour party can pay 500 000 dollars/half a million dollars foe basic and cheap garbage bins and expected to get away with it….this my dear is FU/madness.

      Tony Astaphan has told you what is MADNESS already, and that is trying to clean the election list so that WE can have a clean and fair election, what we have a right to democratically.

  19. tell
    October 2, 2014

    Well say anything to get votes. People please don’t let these guys fool you God forbid you all make a mistake and vote them in I dreamt DA was covered with water. I have said it over and over again. Please post this momment because i want Domincans to get my message.

    • answerd
      October 3, 2014

      I believe in your dream, the interpretation of it is what we are now facing because I am drowning, I cannot breath, the cost of living in Dominica is killing me. We are drowning. And if it wasn.t for the few dollars you get from the red clinic and kick back money you would see the light, but the water of malice and corruption is too far pass your eyes and over your head, you cannot see. Your brain is floating in the water…ALAAS
      We cannot afford to pay for our basic needs. dollar don’t meet dollar anymore.. We are drowning.

      • Anonymous
        October 3, 2014

        You taking it for a joke but is real by the way I don’t live in DA so don’t make fun of who goes to the red clinic. Time will time.

      • listener
        October 5, 2014

        Answered, if you get up from your lazy butt things would be better for you, while ppl like you are crying down your own country the Haitians are enjoying it for you can’t you see the light , you are only drowning in in your own laziness.

  20. SANDY
    October 2, 2014

    Where is the swimming pool going to be built? in the public cemetery.or in the tennis club.or are you guys using part of the botanical garden. cause Roseau don’t even have any more space for cars much less for a swimming pool. Issac what you guys should do build a paying meter parking spot for all them vehicle that is coming into Roseau. then take the money that it’s generated from that and build this things in stock farm or anywhere close to Roseau that have land. but please make sure you get your plans together right before making these statements. It would be nice to see these things.Keep dreaming still.Or wake up.

    • answerd
      October 3, 2014

      You got it….good for you…hooray. at least you are thinking. The pool is going next to the tennis court, where the present grotto is located. the grotto house will be moved to there building soon. the multi level structure will be placed there. upstairs will be a hall for table tennis etc. At least that is what I think will be done. and there is some land after the blue building going up kingshill, nuff land for development. If we all put our heads together we can do it. Dominica is allawe and is all of us that will fail or succeed…so lets work toether with Issac, he may not have all the answers but with us on his side we will see it thru

  21. Cricketer
    October 2, 2014

    @ Real Possie. I meant commenting.

  22. Cricketer
    October 2, 2014

    @Real Possie! I hate comment on this blog for either or, but you sound real CLOWNISH!

    • real possie
      October 2, 2014

      HAHAHHAHAHAHA, was it the Gregory Isaac part that was clownish? well if you were well informed even he and LL likes it they say it sound funny, so I know that could only be the clownish part because the rest was very serious. Just a little humor my friend relax and enjoy the ride that’s coming soon.

  23. Truth
    October 2, 2014

    `We have Roseau North, Roseau South, Roseau Valley, Roseau Central we can get the pool somewhere we don’t speak without a plan

  24. jeff
    October 2, 2014

    Real Possie how old are you? because sound like someone with a hard boil egg brain. the man said that he presented a project to the gov’t. how the hell would you expect him to build it with his personal funds.
    you as a citizen can recommend ideas to the gov’t does it mean that you have the necessary funds to finance it? thats the problem with us in da if we are in power no a matter how good the idea as long as it is coming from the opposition we will shelve it.

    • real possie
      October 2, 2014

      No Jeff you all don’t get it, if you in opposition and you want people to leave what they have to put you in you have to show them you are capable of doing what is needed before you even get there. Do you even know the one thing they promised to do they did not even do that the man house they say they were going to build they could not even do that? and they had that all over Marpin. is that what we can expect when they get into power? what if when they come in they meet the country broke like the DLP found it when they took over? and Thompson said we are crashing so how will they do it, now if I take the one thing they said they are going to do they could not do it. Boss enjoy your dead party eh in my DA voice.

  25. Anonymous
    October 2, 2014

    Isaac, you do not practice to swim for the Olympics. You train for the Olympics. That does not only include swimming, but weight training and everything else that will get you in top condition for the sport.

    You should indeed look at building a swimming pool for general use, but forget about the Olympics. Unless you get serious about it and put the other pieces of the puzzle in place to send athletes who have a credible chance of winning a medal, that will be a total waste of money.

    Stop trying to fool the people with these pie in the sky nonsense. Do things that are practical and gets us the biggest bang for our buck.

    • answerd
      October 3, 2014

      I can see it, a multiple level facility to include swimming pool, gym etc where the grotto house is located now, next to the tennis court. I believe we can do it. Nothing can stop us but failure to try. Issac we will support you, Dominica is filled with intelligent and creative engineers, contractors and business men we will made it work….TOGETHER.
      DOMINQUE se DOMINCIEN, DOMINCIEN se DOMINIQUE

  26. lewis
    October 2, 2014

    look magee we,,plan and cant say where d money coming from..when dlp say they will they also say where d financing coming from..uwp can never onetime say they getting dat money or they hav a country day wanna help them..

    • truth
      October 2, 2014

      lewis , where is skeritt getting all those millions he have throwing and forming fool with from?eh
      from the treasury ,and thats where uwp is going to get their money from also ,but they wont be throwing it away like your king skeritt ,but will make better use of it to gey you out of the six feet skeritt want to send you

      • BEB
        October 4, 2014

        I have never heard that a treasury can make money!

    • answerd
      October 3, 2014

      Where does the present government and all other governments in the world getting their monies. That is how it works my people, educate yourselves. Once you are in government and have good policies financing will come, that is just how the world works. When Skerrit started no one knew him, but the world knew of Dominica and make no mistake it is Dominica they give money not any political party or PM.
      lets not stay in ignorance or know better but yet still try to preach ignorance on others who may know a little less, do not be like Skerrit and tell people that where labour gets its money from “I not your damn business”.
      That was an attempt to keep us ignorant and make us think that without him we will get no international financial help…NOT TRUE,,,Dominica is bigger than Skerrit, Lennox, and those who have gone before them and is Dominica money not theirs, so fear no more. the money will come

  27. joy
    October 2, 2014

    put the swimming pool in the middle of roseau

    • Anonymous
      October 2, 2014

      lol

    • Anonymous
      October 2, 2014

      How comes the first few comments are always anti uwp? I’ve always wondered if they are posted by dno staff.

  28. October 2, 2014

    aiming to build a better Dominica ,

  29. its time
    October 2, 2014

    not into politics but thats nonsense. where you going and put a pool big enough for olympic swimmers to practice in roseau?

    • Freddy
      October 2, 2014

      Have you ever seen an olympic sized swimming pool? I guess not…

      • its time
        October 3, 2014

        I have swam in more than, and that’s my point exactly. the avg pool is at least 50 meters long and 25 meters wide. Where in roseau, apart from the gardens do we have room for this facility?

  30. real possie
    October 2, 2014

    Did I hear Gregory Isaac say the DLP block every thing they tried to do? if you all had the money to do these things where’s that money now? you people try to fool the people like people that dumb. It’s ok to say what ever comes to you all minds we do not have to hear it, you have so much money but on the radio have Thons asking poor people for money. Why did you all not have the same radiothon’s to do the same work you all talked about? I don’t think the government would have block you from fixing up the court for the young people to play, you people can never win election in DA ever again because all you all do is talk no action to back it up.

    • answerd
      October 3, 2014

      The evidence show and are clear. As soon as Isaac said that they are going to fix the court Labour Party dug it up, months have since then passed and nothing else was done on the court. It is clear, you have eyes and ears, see and hear. Please my brother liberate thyself from mental slavery

      • listener
        October 5, 2014

        Answered, if I was Issac I would have good reason to celebrate cause I’ve succeeded to fool one person don’t matter how stupid I may sound hahaha.

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