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$20M road rehabilitation project well in progress-PM Skerrit

first_img Sharing is caring! 19 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews $20M road rehabilitation project well in progress-PM Skerrit by: – April 12, 2012 Share Road rehabilitation works taking place in Roseau last week. Photo credit: GIS NewsAn EC $20 Million road rehabilitation program is well underway in Dominica.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit told reports in Campbell on Monday that the initiative which commenced in April has already met several targets.He said government has spent millions of dollars patching roads in Dominica but that has not lasted.“We started in Roseau. We will be doing Bath Road and River Street and all the way down to the Port facility next to the post office. We will also be embarking on improvement of sidewalks and drains in Roseau. As I have indicated, the private sector must play their part. We have seen what LIME has done with the sidewalks and we hope that others can follow”.He said the Delices/Petite Savanne roads will also be given some attention.“Place from Boetica and Delices are in terrible conditions. Vey critically would be widening some of the roads in Petit Savanne. Some of the corners are narrow and we need to improve the width of the road,” he explained.He said a number of other roads in the Roseau South constituency will also be given a facelift.“Castle Bruce, Carib Territory has become a major roadway so they will be done. We will continue the Morne Prosper Road, the Grandbay area too. Once the water project is completed in Lagoon Portsmouth, we will see major improvements to these areas,” he added.He said a complete construction of the river defense walls in St Joseph is expected to commence in two weeks.That project will provide opportunities for employment for the young people there, he said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Russell takes advantage to Cork

first_img Among the opposition is Dul Ar An Ol, who was second to the smart Toner D’Oudairies at Fairyhouse last time, while Darwins Fox also has some useful form. Russell will be looking for improvement from Arnaud. Walsh also has strong claims in the Friday Evening Racing Maiden Hurdle with the Mullins-trained Dougal Philps, who was headed in the shadow of the post when third after trying to make all at Tramore earlier this month. The richest race on the card is the Follow Us On Twitter Handicap Hurdle, in which Russell will be on board the Seamus Roche-trained Jim Will Fix It. The eight-year-old was squeezed up off the final bend when fifth behind Barneys Honour at Wexford on Friday and makes a quick reappearance in a race that looks a competitive contest. Bumper winners Blue Article and Our Katie are sure to have their supporters in the Follow Cork On Facebook Mares Maiden Hurdle, in which Russell partners Sophies Shadow for Edward Hales. Nina Carberry has just her second runner as a trainer when she saddles Blaze Of Fire in the Munster Handicap Chase, but he looks to have his work cut out on form. William Wordsworth has been consistent of late and is entitled to go close, but Reality Dose could prove tough to beat as he appears to be getting back to the form of his Naas success. Davy Russell and Ruby Walsh are both in action at Cork as the final week of the jumps season gets under way ahead of the Punchestown Festival. Press Associationcenter_img Russell is mounting a strong defence of his jockeys’ title and carries a nine-winner advantage into the closing stages, though he will be wary of his rival’s firepower with a battery of Willie Mullins-trained stars due to be unleashed. Walsh teams up with the champion trainer in the opening race at Cork, the July 12th BBQ Evening Beginners Chase, with Turban, who showed promise on his debut over the bigger obstacles when finding only Beeverstown too good at Limerick in December. last_img read more