Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica Website
Wednesday, 21 March 2018

A contract has been approved for the construction of a permanent stage on the Layou Beach.

This was confirmed last week by the Hon Parliamentary Representative for the St. Joseph constituency, Kelver Darroux, ss he addressed residents at the Layou Club House. Hon Darroux says this is the first phase in a comprehensive plan to develop the beach front.

“We will also be setting up some permanent huts that you will have when you come for the Titiwi Festival and we also want to continue to look at the development of the beach,” he said.

Hon Prime Minister, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, have Government’s commitment to provide the necessary funding to develop the beachfront.

He urged residents to not only look to the Titiwi Festival as a source of income but to see the development of the beachfront as a means of stimulating more regular economic activity in the community.

 “While we have made the resources available for the construction of the stage, rest assured we will move immediately thereafter to construct the huts so that you can vend from there…,” Hon Skerrit told residents.

Hon Skerrit also announced plans by his administration to improve housing for residents of Layou.

 “There are some families I have seen your homes and we have to fix your homes.  I want us to not only fix your homes but reconstruct these homes,” he said.

The nation’s leader committed to start re-building homes for the elderly and then single mothers.

He reminded Layou residents that all these developments brought to the community are being financed under the Citizenship by Investment Programme, a programme which continues to impact communities across the island.

“The small business money, the washroom money, the payment of salaries for the NEP, the assistance for the students who will be attending college, the eradication of the pit latrines, the homes which we will construct and the roads which we will construct in Layou; all of these monies are coming from the most talked about issue, the CBI.  

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