Work on 12 modern health facilities to begin soon says Darroux

Dr. Kenneth Darroux

Health Minister, Dr. Kenneth Darroux has announced that 12 new modern health facilities will be constructed on island.

He said this was made possible by the Government of Dominica in partnership with Montreal Management Consultants Est (MMCE).

“We have just entered into an agreement and it’s soon going to be formalized with MMCE, that’s the development company who are presently constructing the homes for my people of Petite Savanne and other parts of the island where we are going to construct more than a dozen new modern facilities, Portsmouth to be included,” Darroux said at a press conference last week.

He said “actual work” will soon begin on “a dozen or so” health facilities around the island especially those that were permanently damaged or almost completely destroyed by Hurricane Maria.

He also said that the time has come for the infrastructure and services at Reginald Fitzgerald Armour (RFA) Hospital in Portsmouth to be modernized.

“And of course this is important and I think it’s needed because I am sure you can appreciate the tourism development going on in that part of the island, much like Soufriere,” the health minister stated.

He said Soufriere, over the years, would have two health centres.

Darroux indicated that a lot is going on in that part of the country with the rebuilding of the new Jungle Bay.

“Jungle Bay has been built bigger and stronger,” he noted.

He added, “We think that the auxiliary services to complement this new hotel and tourism services have to be also upgraded.”

Darroux said he anticipates a transformation in the health sector in Dominica in the next few years.

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51 Comments

  1. Bwa-banday
    April 10, 2019

    Monsieur quick! Quack! Hoe-say cosssaywu Mal Mahteer!

    Garson Darroux please just go away, go away and don’t come back. Enough of you and your Nancy stories.

  2. Ibo France
    April 10, 2019

    Every time you hear something that is too good to be true, it is really so. This promise reminds me of a Fairy Tale.

  3. victim
    April 10, 2019

    This sounds like a movie advertisement…”coming to theaters near you lol !” :!: :mrgreen: :lol: :-D

  4. Kendra thomas
    April 9, 2019

    Lord help this ONE man government. Ou par lass mattii. Everytime election coming is brer anancy. So much money TONY said it have and suddenly so many whatever is in the air to build. Shi….. Stop that bull S….

  5. zandoli
    April 9, 2019

    A few days ago the minister said he was frustrated with the delay in getting the Marigot hospital built. Now two days later he promises 12 new health facilities. Wow. :) .

    • Jonathan Y St Jean
      April 11, 2019

      For sure the minister isn’t telling the truth. He says he is going to lobby his colleagues to get them to focus on providing the necessary funds for construction of 12 modern health facilities which mean this isn’t a priority at the moment, so how come the minister can be telling us that they are coming soon. Looks like this minister has been sidelined for a substantial amount of time by his colleagues and he’s just a place holder and an ineffective minister of health. Stop lying

  6. the one and only
    April 9, 2019

    election mayley

  7. Bwa-Banday
    April 9, 2019

    Darroux you have no relevance and credibility. Captain of the Pacific Hope (Medical Ship) has again proven how deceitful you have become. You are now officially Lea Lier third in Line within the DLP ranks. Good thing is Skerro and Reggie and ahead of you. You and I know because of your dismissal from the revamped DLP Stoggies, they are going to use you constantly to peddle lies so no one can hold them to it in the long run. Mad as you are, they are paying you so you MUST continue to sing the lying tune.

    I still se nothing about the Marigot Hospital here :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: . You all sicken me to the core. Time will tel Kenneth, time will tell so mark my words.

  8. Karl Orndem
    April 9, 2019

    He said he is frustrated with the process of accessing the funds from Mexico to build the Marigot Hospital. He said everytime they thing they have satisfied their requests they present another one. My question is that IF Mexico decides they are not giving Domincia any money to build anything, will the DLP government use some of their own money to build our hospital for our people in the north east as a good government should? This is not a recent request which has turned into a demand. when it was operational it was neglected as reports would come in regularly about the urgent need for an upgrade. Eventually it go so bad it had to be closed. In the last 2 years or so there have been promises to rebuild, nothing yet. Wait for it Dominicans. Mexico we waiting on to take care of our business here in Dominica. and if they fail to come through, it seems crapaud smoke your pipe. You see it had a plane crash up there recently? all you lucky noone was seriously hurt.

  9. April 9, 2019

    Stop the nonsense,stop playing politics with people lives; MARIGOT NEEDS A HOSPITAL; yesterday plane crash landing proves it. STOP BUILDING HOUSES FOR PEOPLE WHO DO NOT DESERVES IT. BUILD THE HOSPITAL IN MARIGOT!!!!!!!

    • Jonathan Y St Jean
      April 9, 2019

      So Darroux its taking 18 years to try and build 12 health facilities yet in 2 short years look at the number of housing units that are being built across the country. This clearly shows where the priority of the labour party is. It certainly isn’t in the health needs of the citizens or visitors to Dominica via Melville Hall airport.

  10. Iamanidiot
    April 9, 2019

    Darroux you not going to build squat, all y’ll can build is nice houses to give away to supports for votes.

    • Karl Orndem
      April 9, 2019

      And they cannot even afford to maintain the houses they getting. Watch it all go to waste and turn into ghetto places.

  11. FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY
    April 9, 2019

    Labourites ask me why it is so hard for me to trust the Pm Skerrit, Ministers or the Dominica Labour Party? I ask then why it is so hard to keep a PROMISE.

    What they are strangers to the truth:
    Promises mean everything, but after they are broken… sorry (if you get it) means nothing.

  12. Jack Sparrow
    April 9, 2019

    Well all you come out. All of a sudden now nurses protesting, Plane crashing, Marigot people protesting, all you going to build hospital??? and 12 at that??? the only thing missing from your speech was the election date.
    Boss, the best advice I can give all you, is to come out from there, call the election and we will do the rest… take all you out and develop our country for all Dominica, Red, Blue and Green. All you too hopeless… soti la… mash!

  13. The UK Contingent
    April 9, 2019

    Whey, whey, whey. DA cabinet ministers like to stand behind a podium and blow hot air oui papa!

  14. LifeandDeath
    April 9, 2019

    If Dominica had a dollar for everytime these Ministers told us things going to happen “Soon”..lol.
    Not 1 nuh all you but 12..prepare all you baskets to go collect manna soon my people. Everything nice up under Skerrit …lol..
    Dominicans must be Dumbinicans to continue to believe the nonsense coming from these fellas mouths..they Lie, they Cheat and they’re incompetent. The records of nonperformace are there to prove it.

  15. jamie
    April 9, 2019

    Darroux why do you continue to fool the poor people,Skerrit is a scam and all the labour ministers,where is the money for these so called health facilities,give me a break man,the lies have ran out.

  16. LANGSAL
    April 9, 2019

    lol lol lol.. mister not stop blowing hot and cold……….. first time i see a fake doctor making real doctors tebeah. stupes

  17. Frank N STein
    April 9, 2019

    This seems to be the biggest joke on the internet :mrgreen: :mrgreen: The question is did he stay this with a straight face?

  18. John Luther
    April 9, 2019

    Everything is too begin soon, what all you believe 19 years and nothing completed. Just a bunch of talk, talk talk.

  19. Excreted parl rep
    April 9, 2019

    Kenneth! You Joseph Isaac,and my self were all classmates at DGS in the 80’s. You guys were known then to be speakers of the truth. It seems now that you have forgotten what truth is. Your pops taught you different from what you are doing now. Skeritt has already replaced you. You my boy are expired goods afar as the labour party goes. Why do you have to continue the lies on Roosevelt behalf. You should never have been in his school. His whole life is a lie from (January 8th 1972 or June 8 1972) which ever date the liestar chooses to use. Soul Puss arrested for demonstrating for a hospital yet Marigot not mentioned. Look a plane just crash with the closest hospital being 21 miles away.ONE DAY MI SON…. ONE DAY

  20. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    April 9, 2019

    “Health Minister, Dr. Kenneth Darroux has announced that 12 new modern health facilities will be constructed on island. ”

    Are you simply kidding yourself, or are you so inebriated these days, that you are talking out of your mind?

    May I asks: is Griffin Benjamin still a resident doctor on the island?

     Could it be you just ignorant of the nonsense you over-indulged in over the past few days!

    You claimed at one time that Mexico gave fifteen millions dollars to build a hospital in Marigot: Be reminded the destruction of the Marigot Hospital has nothing to do with Erika, or Maria.

     If it is true that you got money to build Marigot Hospital more than two years ago, how come people are demonstrating now because there are no health facilities in Marigot?

    If you cannot  built, in Marigot; you cannot complete your additions on the PMH in Roseau; how hell are you going to build an equal number of twelve  new medical facilities?

    This time is Canada, forget the UN!

  21. Self
    April 8, 2019

    This minister have become a laughing stock in Dominica. You have changed the meaning of soon.

  22. Braindamage
    April 8, 2019

    You hear lies? That is lie.
    Doctor of lies…

  23. Da
    April 8, 2019

    But how did some of these guys get the doctor rate nor?

  24. DominicanSkeptic
    April 8, 2019

    Gets even more disgusting. https://www.mmce.org/en/citizenship-programs/dominica-citizenship/. I’ve never seen a place that looks ANYTHING like that in Dominica in that heading picture and this site/company is suppose to represent us?

    You know………..It does really MASH UP my brain to try and understand how is it we’ve allowed our citizenship to be sold off like this. Our own people are incompetent, ignorant and deluded even? A lot of us on the island have absolutely NO knowledge of what affairs this government has been involving itself in for the past 19 years. Which is why I believe that this Freedom of Information Act proposed by the Trade Unionist will not even be considered. The government will try to conceal information/knowledge AKA The Truth.

  25. Riv
    April 8, 2019

    The government of Dominica has failed the people of Marigot miserably, and the rest of Dominica is sitting by in support and even joining the criticism of the people of Marigot in some cases. That’s sad.. It’s just a matter of time before those that are finding pleasure in the suffering of their brothers and sisters in Marigot get slapped in their faces as well.

  26. Locs Girl
    April 8, 2019

    Boy, facilities ankò? So much talk and little action. Yes iyah

  27. tune
    April 8, 2019

    Am sorry as much as I appreciate that this is needed i cant help but just see political spin

  28. DominicanSkeptic
    April 8, 2019

    I’m curious as to the agreements you can obtain with the company MMCE that doesn’t even mention DIRECT ties with construction of buildings but instead is focused on “exceptional professional services for application for Immigration to Canada, USA, and Economic Citizenship to Dominica and St Kitts & Nevis.”. https://www.mmce.org/en/about-us/. What kind of agreement is that? Selling our citizenship for money to build the hospital? While that company STILL takes a cut/interest on sales?

  29. A Failed Minister
    April 8, 2019

    A FAILED doctor, A FAILED Minister, A FAILED Parlrep and your colleague Joseph Isaac would say It’s WRONG for a minister to come to cabinet with firearm

    • Disappointed labourite
      April 8, 2019

      A failed minister!! New houses being built for petite savanne people, buses being payed to transport children of the whole petite savanne school to their schools. Plus every year his office full because they want book and school clothes for their children. After Maria farmers and fishermen receive money. After Maria every body get new roof even though they had insurance. All you saying worse parl rep be careful all you will cry for him to come back. Doc you did your best everyone makes mistakes. Up too now skerrit cannot come and launch the new candidate because he know he disrespect us big time. At the end of it all the our vote that matter.

      • Frank N Stein
        April 9, 2019

        All that is signs of POVERTY. If a parent cannot pay school fee and buy school bag that’s a shame on the government for the bad economy after so many years in office. That is not something to be proud. IF you give people roof after they get insurance money you do it for votes because people who do not have insurance still need roof so that is poor management. All what you boast of is just begging mentality syndrome people that will call it development. Its a pity labour supporters are too poverty minded to see the light Skerrit and company intend to keep you poor and begging. The money will run out and what will you do when Skerrit and family will be on their private island with the money stolen from you? Duncecat.

    • Unknown 2
      April 9, 2019

      Failed doctor? Failed Parlrep? Where are your supporting evidence for those statements? He has been a great Doctor and a great Parlep, Just ask the people of his constituency. He’s one of the very few Ministers that made a difference, attack The Prime Minister himself.

      • Poor people governor
        April 10, 2019

        A promise is a comfort to a fool. The other day you pretended that you were so frustrated about the delay on progress of the marigot, today you’re here saying that ” 12 modern health facilities are to begin soon.” Stop trying to fool poor people. For 15years you all have been fooling poor people. Its only because elections is approaching you all are trying to bribe/ fool poor people. But one day, one day the table will turn, where all the lies u all told will definitely unfold. I leave you all in the hands of god and TIME.

  30. Stobborn Facts
    April 8, 2019

    You couldn’t do it when you were the Minister is now you going out and it could be any day now, you talking about 12 modern health facilities?

    What did you do to ensure Marigot hospital got started? The fact is you were part of the team that closed the hospital and caused the people of the North East to stay without a hospital.

    What role did you Dr. Darroux play to ensure that Dr. Dangleben and Dr. Sam got their license so they could help save lives here even if you all disagreed politically? You were part of the team that helped deny our international based local doctors a license to practice here while Cuban and Chinese doctors were allowed to come in

    What role did you play to ensure Dr. Pascal and other local doctors were fired? You are part of the team that deprived my family the care of a local doctor that knows them and their culture.

    It is a FACT that under your tenure as Minister of Health, more Dominicans were buried than any other time and that speaks for itself…

  31. They fraid
    April 8, 2019

    Darroux is irrelevant. Skerritt has rejected him. He has betrayed the aspirations of the Dominican people, rubbing shoulders with the rich and infamous. Remember the Dubai trip and in photo with Monfared? Remember Darroux and Bitcoin, the virtual currency, big show in stadium?

    Witness the state of our healthcare system under Darroux and Skerritt. Failure.

    Again Darroux and the Cabal regressive policy. It will be MMCE again to construct or rehabilitate our Health Centres? No tender, no bidding, no opportunities for our local contractors and builders. Skerritt and his cabal do not trust locals. In construction, kick-backs, corruption. Time and time again, the disrespect and disregard continues. Foreign cos. are awarded contracts that Dominicans have done and could still do.

    Darroux, what about Sam Raphael and Jungle Bay? Who is the agent, selling our passports. making millions and main beneficiary because hotel is his and his alone? The masses…

  32. Just me
    April 8, 2019

    Just plain BS. Keep on trying to fool the people of Dominica. 19 years in power and on you and your party last few days or months in power ,you are talking about building 12 new health centers. Dominica deserves better.

  33. Ghetto
    April 8, 2019

    But why Mr doesn’t move his mordai *** ther Ner.. my broda call the election for us to kick all you blood cloths out..

  34. Brenda brown
    April 8, 2019

    You are almost two years to late on the Reginald Fitzgerald Armour Hospital. Ross is gone and they were crying for the repair of this hospital. One day your lying tongue will fail you.

  35. Gouvelma
    April 8, 2019

    When will those labor rejects realize that Dominicans will mot fall for their sweet talk anymore? They have not been able to do anything about the Marigot Hospital. They are broke. The signed contracts for construction of houses in Morne Jaune, Riviere Cyrique and Grand Fond. They started sighing the foundation on some and stopped sighting lack of funds. Where will the money for this health facilities come from.. What quality facility are they speaking of? Will the facilities be able to compare toothed in other smaller Caribbean islands?Dominica deserves 21st century infrastrupture. That will never come under a labor gogovernmentAl needs to go. Change is a must. They can fool some of the people all of the time however they cannot fool all of the people all of the time. Whenever elections are around the corner labor speaks of some one in the sky and as soon as elections arrives and they win they forget those grandiose promises. They are desperate. We do not want weevil for meat kind.

  36. Massacre
    April 8, 2019

    That made me remember Papi in the 1980s when he used to promise that he had 20 boats and 5 planes in P.R waiting to come to Dominica.
    This Ministers are the biggest jokers we have after Papi.

  37. Neville
    April 8, 2019

    Wow, what a u-turn from the previous speech. In true Skerrit style all of a sudden work will commence on at least 12 or so modern health centres. What a bunch of incompetent liars

  38. REAL!!!!
    April 8, 2019

    Get this highly incompetent GOVT out of here.

    Hand in your resignation immediately Dr. Darroux!!!!!!

    REAL CHANGE is a MUST!!!!

  39. Ibo France
    April 8, 2019

    Look for an overabundance of promises from the incumbent administration. This is the season when promises rain down in torrents. You will hear state of the art hospitals, modern health centres, resilient roads and bridges, affordable geothermal energy, international airport, new cruise berthing facilities and many more. A burnt child dreads fire. Are you going to be burnt again by these hollow promises yet again? If so, you deserve to live in perpetual agony.

  40. Maybe Later - Not Now
    April 8, 2019

    Soon we will get you and you pals out Darroux. Please keep quiet man-

  41. zandoli
    April 8, 2019

    Methinks this man talks too much. Enough of the empty words, build something.

  42. %
    April 8, 2019

    This discarded shameless Dr is such a puppet. After he got a pounding from the people for neglecting healthcare in Marigot, here is the no shame Dr again .No wonder Skerrit do not respect these ballsless joker’s..Too little too late.
    DLP is soon gone, patriot Linton will do the job..And please man go buy some shame somewhere, it could be Malaysia or anywhere else! Is MMCE selling passports too???
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

  43. Ya Boy
    April 8, 2019

    the real question is…. how soon is SOON? :-?

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