first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Eight inaugurated at the 17th Inaugural Meeting of the Castle Bruce Village Council by: – September 21, 2011 44 Views   2 comments Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Share Mrs Angelica GasperFarmers in the Castle Bruce community are being advised to continue planting their crops as the Castle Bruce Village Council continue efforts to improve their local market for sale of agricultural produce.The advice came from the newly elected chair person of the Castle Bruce Village Council, Mrs Angelica Gasper, during her address at the council’s seventeenth inaugural meeting on Monday.Mrs Gasper said that the council is currently in discussions to construct a Market Complex which will include stalls for vendors in the community who wish to sell their produce.“We are committed to improve our local market so that there can be a wider variety of produce on the market for sale at our Saturday market. We are discussing with the committee plans to build a market facility which will include a meat stall in an area close to the Village Council Office. In addition, a public restroom in the Glu Glu area is being considered and other community projects to beautify the community”.Mrs Gasper also commended the government of Dominica for erecting the New Health Facility in Castle Bruce, a project she believes has had a positive impact on the lives of residents in the area.A challenge was issued to the relevant authorities to facilitate closer proximity for health officials who are assigned to the Facility, to compliment a quicker response from the health team.“We would like to see our health workers who are residents here be situated closer to the facility making it easier for them to render their services especially in emergency situations. In keeping with our goals to bring improvement to our community, we call upon the government to take this suggestion into consideration. This will enhance a more proactive response from our health team, thus saving a few lives”.Hon. Johnson Drigo. (file photo)Parliamentary Representative for the Castle Bruce Constituency, Honorable Johnson Drigo pledged the government’s support in assisting the council to carry out its mandate.He says the government is pleased to have provided assistance to over thirty homes in the community, to the tune of $300,000.“Government will continue to assist in home renovation but of course, we cannot do it all alone. So I urge those of us who are able to assist ourselves, do not depend on the government, go ahead, continue working hard get your little money and do your repairs on your own. This will compliment the effort that government is making in your community”, said Drigo.Minister for Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs, Honorable Gloria Shillingford called on the new council to take advantage of the services which will be made available to the council, through the Local Government Department.“The council therefore must be proactive in taking advantage of this support; a support that will enable you to take up the plough and combine your efforts to build Castle Bruce and by extension, Dominica,” said Shillingford.The elected councilors are Angelica Gasper, Dwain Austelle Lockhart, Damas Challenger, Vitus St Louis who was absent and Kurt Cadette. The nominated councilors are Mc Donald Bannis, Augustus Prevost and Margalie Jno Baptiste.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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