Dominica: Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit updated about the rehabilitation project at the Wills Strathmore Stevens Primary School in Marigot. Prime Minister stated that the project is about to complete and will be available for admissions.
“The rehabilitation of the Wills Strathmore Stevens Primary School in Marigot is near completion,” stated the Prime Minister.
PM Skerrit stated that the cost of the project was more than 2.5 million dollars, and it has been funded by the Government of Canada through the Caribbean Development Bank and the Government of Dominica.
PM mentioned, “The over 2.5 million dollar project is funded by the Government of Canada through the Caribbean Development Bank and the Government of Dominica.”
He further shared the brief on reconstructing the various rooms of the newly rehabilitated Primary School at the Marigot. He stated that the latest work would include the instalment of new roofs and ceilings as well as the reconstruction of the main classroom block, computer lab, auditorium, counselling room, kitchen, cafeteria and washrooms.
“The works included the installation of new roofs and ceilings; reconstruction of the main classroom block, library/computer lab, auditorium, guidance counselling room, kitchen, cafeteria and washrooms; and construction of a new Early Childhood Facility and administrative block,” PM Skerrit notified.
This initiative has garnered praise from all side; the residents of Dominica has thanked the Prime Minister and lauded the government for taking steps towards the upliftment of regions.
One mentioned, “Thank u Hon Roosevelt Sherrit our Prime minister of Dominica for A Job Well Done For The People Of Marigot & all Members of Your Cabinet. May The Good Lord Continue To Bless U All, father in Heaven get Him The Strength To Carry on. I know it’s not Easy But he is Doing it For Us. Much Appreciation to u”.
Yet another stated, “Great Job Mr PM u and all your Cabinet Members may the blessing of the almighty God shine his face upon u all,” and the third one stated, “Great job Congratulations to the Government of Dominica… and residents of Marigot….”
Earlier, the Prime Minister updated the completion of the work at the Hillsborough Bridge and stated that the bridge is open to the vehicular traffic. He visited the St Joseph Constituency, accompanied by Parliamentary Representative Dr Adis King, Minister for Public Works and the Digital Economy, Cassanni Laville and the Minister for Health, Wellness and New Health Investment, Kent Edwards.
He further lauded the contractors and stated, “The $8.9 mil Hillsborough Bridge in Layou is complete and now open to vehicular traffic. I commend the contractors, Offshore Civil and Marine Inc., a local firm, for competent work on the project.”
PM Skerrit further informed that the Layou Valley Road project has been working progressively and the “stretch from the Hillsborough Bridge to the Yorke Valley Bridge, which will improve access for farmers and commuters alike. The $11 mil project is funded through a loan facility with the Caribbean Development Bank.”
He added that the PM Skerrit and delegation visited the proposed site for a new Health and Wellness Centre. Construction would begin later in 2022, as per the preliminary information by the government of Dominica.
“Government will also expand a youth skills training programme, underway in the area. Five (5) young men are currently engaged in stonework in the construction of a retaining wall near the recently commissioned Layou Emergency Centre,” he added.
Prior to this, the Prime Minister met the computer programmers and software developers to discuss opportunities being created in the digital economy. At that time, PM Skerrit heard their ideas and recommendations and assured them of the Government’s support of youth participation in the sector.
Currently, the Prime Minister of Dominica, along with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Business and Diaspora Relations, Dr Kenneth Darroux, has been attending the thirty-third Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.