Major land rehabilitation in Corinth-Grand Riviere

Major land rehabilitation in Corinth-Grand Riviere

Press Release:-SAINT LUCIA – A series of crucial Public Works now being undertaken in the Corinth-Grand Riviere community aim to reduce the risk of flooding and degradation.  If this condition goes unchecked it would lead to the undermining and ultimate collapse of the road.

According to Sherman N. Sylvester, Civil Engineer at the Ministry of Ministry of Infrastructure, there had been observations and eventual assessments by Ministry staff that indicated that the road shoulder was being eroded due to heavy rainfall.

“The level of erosion of the riverbanks which formed part of the road shoulders was increasing and threatening the road. This means there was a risk that the road would be undermined and would collapse. Considering the importance of this road – which connects the communities of Corinth and Grande Riviere to the main Castries – Gros Islet Highway – there would be a major disruption in terms of commuters’ daily routines as well as economically for residents, businesses and the Government” noted Sylvester.

The Works were put out to public tender with funding provided by the European Union (under its GCCA Programme) and the OECS Commission.

Experts note that the increasing flow rates and potential for flash flooding are inevitable. Therefore the objective is that these effects would not result in great economic loss and hence the need to take proactive measures that ensure Sustainable Land Management and mitigate against the effects of Climate Change.

A series of projects are currently being undertaken in Saint Lucia and the rest of the OECS. They cover both actual works and services that promote Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainable Land Management (CCA/SLM) and redound to the benefit of the individual island states.

All the projects fall under the OECS Commissions’ CCA/SLM Island Resilience umbrella Programme : ILAND Resilience: Promoting a Climate of Change.//

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  1. Gerald
    March 16, 2017 at 5:49 pm Reply

    Have the Chinese donate to all this build-out and repair throughout the island with some revenue before being allowed to Start the ‘Pearl of the Caribbean’ 2.6 Billion dollar Project. I keep on saying, St. Lucians need a trade-off. donate 600 million first. guess what. 1 million dollars can build a nice school. 10 million can build a basic state of the Art hospital. 100 million dollars can build-out, repair and even add state of the art roads and bridges on the island. Use 100 million to grant qualified citizens loans to build mini resorts, businesses, Pre-schools, Inventions, a rich culture to the island. The condos, and Racino and other tourist attractions the chinese will build, will only benefit them and the ministers. it takes a godly Ruler like Joseph of Israel to take care of the people. It’s a small country which could easily build out its infrastructure or at least a good percentage of it with dedicated money. Then after this, the Chinese could add that 600 million back to the project, if it still takes 2.6 billion to build, and build their ‘Pearl of the Caribbean’ and the eyes of Honest St.Lucian engineers, Economists, Ministers, Environmentalists & code compliance experts. Must keep a close eye on Foreigners who only are only in this for themselves. 1 dollar an acre? what a JOKE & what benefit. 800 jobs? yeah right! maybe 80 menial St. Lucian jobs and 1,000 Chinese ‘Immigrants’ coming in to take the managerial jobs. I know. Talk to someone who has been around for 80 years. No foreign business company will give much or even NOTHING for the precious land. They will use it to make millions and the country will NOT benefit. Buys, You need upfront Trade-offs….. Guys, wake up! and smell the coffee! I could write a book on this.

    1. Anonymous
      March 17, 2017 at 8:36 am Reply

      Are they destroying the stadium in vf for the horse track? Don’t know asking

    2. Anonymous
      March 17, 2017 at 11:45 am Reply

      Go right ahead and write a book and while you at it let us know what are your contributions or better yet what you have invested in St. lucia to benefit the less fortunate

    3. Anonymous
      March 17, 2017 at 5:48 pm Reply

      First half of this response is interesting in that proven investment capability should be a pre-requisite (remember Praslin?). Second half regarding jobs for St.Lucians is a good point too. I would like to see GUARANTEES in the contract that at least 80% of ALL positions irrespective of rank will go to St.Lucians ONLY. Deviation from that should be approved at government cabinet level. As for a $1/acre lease for 99 years – to me that’s irrelevant. IF the 800 local jobs are guaranteed then the benefit to the nation will be far greater than leasing at a much higher cost. WE NEED THE JOBS!!!

  2. Anonymous
    March 17, 2017 at 8:42 am Reply

    Divert a river that has been flowing for centuries, cut down trees. Build near the rivers what you expect. Oh they say that’s development, destroy your natural resources,pollute your rivers,wipeout flora and fauna, feel sad for the next generation. There are better ways to grow, don’t follow the developed countries learn from them.

    1. Anonymous
      March 17, 2017 at 9:03 am Reply

      Wake up and smell the coffee. From donkeys and cart they gave us CAR. then we had to cut the trees to build roads. I am not against development and is in full support of the DSH project (if that is what you are referring to). However, we must at all time secure the forest. Hence I was so upset when the trees on the VFort square were cut to build a “concrete” square. Get real! Do you believe the next generation will care about the trees? Do you think they won’t be happy to see their cars flying even it will require more pollutant. How much are instilling in them, to preserve the forest? It is usually like a show, until it is used conveniently for political gain. This was the problem I had with James Fletcher as Min responsible for the environment. He went to every international meeting on climate change and appeared quit articulate on the subject. What was done in the country during his time to protect the environment.

  3. Anonymous
    March 17, 2017 at 10:01 am Reply

    I have to say that as a people we don’t value or appreciate the natural. If it isn’t made of concrete, glass, or steel we put little value on it. We so blinded by the bling we cant even think straight.

  4. ANONYMOUS
    March 17, 2017 at 11:52 am Reply

    JIMMIY FLETCHER I HAVE GREAT RESPECT FOR BUT OF LATE HE HAS SHOWN HIS DESPERATION TO DRETURN TO GOVERNMENT AND HAS LOST SOME CREDIBILLITY WITH ME. RECENTLY ON A TV INTERVIEW HE SPOKE ABOUT THE CLUSTER OF MOINISTRIES ESPECIALLY HIS FORTE AND SAID THAT WATER AND AGRICULTLURE SHOULD NOT BE BUT TOGETHER. WHEN YOU ARE BORN OLD AND HE LOOKS SO YOU TEND TO LOSE IT QUICKLLY. HE SAID HE CANT REMEMBER WHEN HIS GOVERNMENT APPROVED THE DOLPHIN PARK AND RECANTS THAT HE JUST REMEMBERED. HIS INSULTING REMARKS TO DAUVERGNE WAS REALLY UNCALLED FOR. HOWEVER I STILL MAINTAIN THAT HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN A CONSULTANT JOB IN THE MINISTRY OF SUSTAINAABLE DEVELOPMENT BUT STAY OUT OF THE PUBLIC VIEW BECAUSE HE IS LOSING IT.

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