Governor-General of Saint Lucia Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy knows a bit more about the nature island, its infrastructural development, as well as the impact of Tropical Storm Erika as well as the ongoing recovery efforts.
H.E. the President of Dominica Charles Savarin, his wife and other officials have been taking the St. Lucian official on tours across the island this week.
The first stop on Wednesday April 20th, was at the Newtown Primary School where they were greeted by the Hon Minister for Education Petter Saint Jean, and other education officials.
The school was recently constructed with grant funds from the People’s Republic of China. The excited students and staff were eager to show off their new facilities to the visitors.
The next stop for the touring delegation was in Centre, Grandbay where work is at an advanced stage for the resettlement of residents of Dubique.
They were welcomed to the site by the Hon Parliamentary Representative for the Grand Bay Constituency Justina Charles, officials of the contracting firm, among others.
Dubique was completely destroyed by Tropical Storm Erika in August 2015.
Last month an estimated 36 of the targeted 50 houses were erected with 38 individuals from the communities of Dubique and Grand Bay employed on the project.
H.E. the President and the other officials got a grim picture of the ravages of last year’s storm on their final stop in the community of Petite Savanne.
During the storm, many lives were lost and hundreds of homes were destroyed and most of the residents were evacuated.