Upgrades coming to Kalinago Territory and other key sites, says tourism minister

Tourism Minister Denise Charles-Pemberton has announced that her ministry is on a journey to enhance the Kalinago Territory and other notable tourism attractions collectively amounting to a total investment of $669,000.

“Our mission extends beyond merely boosting tourism numbers, it is a commitment to fostering sustainable development, preserving cultural heritage, and building resilient communities,” she said.

According to her, On Friday, April 5, the Ministry of Tourism signed two significant contracts totaling $90, 934 for the rehabilitation and enhancement of L’Escalier Tete Chien and the Kalinago Barana Aute Waterfall site upgrade.

“These sites are special treasures of Kalinago people and will improve the accessibility, safety, and overall enjoyment for visitors,” Charles-Pemberton stated.

Furthermore, she pointed out that alongside these significant projects, her team is advancing other projects targeted for completion by the end of this fiscal year.

These projects include rehabilitating the access steps at Trafalgar Falls, upgrading the washroom facilities at Emerald Pool, completing the Canna Heritage Park Restaurant, upgrading the electricity supply at Titou Gorge, and implementing the Indian River Lighting project to extend the hours during which guests can enjoy boating.

“With the completion of these projects I am optimistic and enthusiastic about improving the experience in Dominica,” she noted.

Charles-Pemberton indicated that the Government of Dominica remains steadfast in its dedication to preserving the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage that will make Dominica a world-class sustainable tourism destination.

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  1. Rick
    April 18, 2024

    Indian River Lighting and “Nature Island” don’t go together. Besides that artificial lighting has nothing to with nature and should’t be there: It’s called “light pollution” and will in fact have a negative influence on animal life in this area. A lot of other places are working hard to reduce light pollution while Dominica is moving straight in this direction.

  2. if we knew better
    April 17, 2024

    more mediocrity. the Kalinago people should prevent all you from coming in.

  3. Bwa-Banday
    April 15, 2024

    Never knew $90, 934 was a significant number as it relates to contracting :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: . Lrad have morcee!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  4. Ask Mel
    April 15, 2024

    I find Denise Charles is busy pushing and preaching the lies of Skerrit even much more than Melissa Skerrit, the legal wife of Roosevelt Skerrit. In fact she is behaving as if she is in competition to defend Skerrit. Is this her job? Come on woman people are fed up with you and your competing attitude

  5. “Go to Hell”
    April 15, 2024

    Stupesssses tan. I would really like to give this woman that always seems to be in Skerrit’s corner and has Skerrit back the peace of my mind but I know DNO will not post for fear of Skerrit, so I won’t say much except stupessssses

  6. Ibo France
    April 15, 2024

    The particular minister, Denise Charles, is uniquely unfit to hold the portfolio of Minister of Tourism. Let’s take just a cursory glance at tourism in Dominica as compared to the neighbouring islands.

    Antigua, St.Kitts, St. Lucia and Grenada, just to name a few countries in the Caribbean, attract four, five and six mega cruise ships in one day pretty frequently during the peak of the tourist season. It’s extremely rare to have two ships in the waters of Dominica. Under Denise Charles, Dominica attracts the fewest number of visitors. After twenty four years of consecutive governance, the air and sea ports are the most primitive in the Caribbean.

    Allow me to make a detour. For a Minister of government to tell one of her constituents that he is her enemy for life, is unheard of. This shows the calibre of the lady. With ministers such as infantile Denise and uneducated Melissa, it’s no surprise that Dominica is languishing at the derriere position in the region.

  7. JAH KAL
    April 15, 2024

    Waste of time denise, you remember alix boyd knight told a member of the opposition go shake their bags where they sell there coals ,that you denise, the people in government lie so much now it creeping up on them slowly .
    Denise you pretending like you did not know nothing that was happen in the area ,all along you been enjoying all that development in your constituency now you pretending you dont know nothing about those crooks and vagabonds in the south of the island, skerrit have nothing to say, denise you have plenty to say because they cut the passport seller, killer ,in your area and the public should stay silent about it ,but karma is a B.

    • nathan jónsson
      April 17, 2024

      SUPER untrue i would know, i live in iceland :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll: :roll:

  8. Lucas
    April 15, 2024

    Waitukubuli National Trail? Remember that?

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  9. Nkrumah Kwame
    April 15, 2024

    Long overdue

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