Dominica: The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has pledged to grant the yearly subvention of 100,000 USD to the annual Giraudel Eggleston Flower Show.
This announcement has been made amid the preparations for the event in October 2022. Recently, Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit and the Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau South Constituency, Chekira Lockhart-Hypolite, visited the site to get a first-hand view of the site’s progress in April 21, 2022 (Thursday).
The flower show, which has been an annual event anticipated by patrons across Dominica, was last held in 2016.
Prime Minister Skerrit commended the organizing committee for what he described as their hard work, which has kept this flower show ongoing for decades.
“The flower garden here and the flower show rally are testimonies to the tremendous work that so many of you have put in for so many decades, and bringing tourists here and bringing in the foreign exchange into Giraudel and Eggleston. This is something we need to find a way of sustaining. And so we would like to partner with you in a more structured way to realize those things,” Prime Minister stated.
The Prime Minister also announced that the Government would give a subvention to the committee to maintain the flower garden. “What I will do in the upcoming budget to help you advance this programme gives you a subvention,” PM stated.
Prime Minister further added, “We well give you a yearly subvention of a hundred thousand dollars ($100 000) so that you will be able to do the basic things that you need to do.”
Prime Minister Skerrit also vowed $15,000 to the organizing committee to purchase seedlings and other necessary equipment.
Dominica has been waiting for this flower show for more than four years.
The flower market has spread over the land by more than 2.6 acres. The market has become a permanent site for “Flower Show or Market Fair”. It is a colourful place consisting of an exquisite garden and a botanic centre.