Marigot, Dominica: The government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has been doing a lot for the betterment and growth of the people of the Marigot region. On November 24, 2022, the government of the nation shared an update about the Wills Strathmore Stevens Primary School.
The school was officially opened on May 13, 2022, after reconstruction post the damage caused by the passage of Hurricane Maria. The school, which was heavily damaged during the passage of Hurricane Maria, was rehabilitated at the cost of over 2.1 million dollars.
The project saw the upgrade of the auditorium, computer lab and library, kitchen, cafeteria, guidance and counselling room and washroom facilities. A new early childhood education centre and an administrative building also formed part of the project.
The EC$1.1 million projects was funded by the Government of Canada through the Caribbean Development Bank and the Government of Dominica as part of the Dominica Climate Resilience and Restoration Project. The remaining funds were gathered through the Citizenship by Investment Programme of the nation, which has been contributing to the development and advancement of the country.
Earlier, the government shared a glimpse of Marigot Hospital. The hospital will be constructed in an area of 40,000 square feet and will have a capacity of 75-bed capacity. The hospital will have a range of essential services and modern state-of-the-art facilities.
The New Marigot Hospital will provide all the necessary services, including Ambulatory Services, Maternity and Pediatric Care, Emergency Care, Intensive Care (ICU), Laboratory and Radiology Services and a Trauma Centre.
The construction of the hospital was fully funded by the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme.
The hospital will attend to the immediate health needs of the people in the Marigot Health District – which includes communities of Marigot, Concord, the Kalinago Territory, Atkinson, Wesley, Woodford Hill, Palm Tree, Calibishie, Bense and Anse D’ Mai.
Dominica has been moving on the path of Building Back Better.