Rigobert Gives Micoud Jetty Update

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Press Release:-  At the end of February of this year, the Parliamentary Representative for Micoud North, Hon. Dr. Gale Rigobert and officials of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives, met with the fisher-folk of Micoud North to give an update on the new jetty.

At the time, the information was that the tendering process had been finalized for the construction of the jetty and that construction was expected to begin in March, 2021.

According to the officials, the jetty would be constructed in Japan and then transported to Saint Lucia to be erected on site.

This week the Parliamentary Representative for Micoud North, Hon. Dr. Gale Rigobert sought a further update from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives.

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The information received was that the Ministry officials will be meeting with officials from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Thursday May 6, 2021.

At that meeting the officials will provide information regarding the most recent developments on the jetty.

Following this meeting, the Parliamentary Representative Hon. Dr. Gale Rigobert will be apprised and will then be in a better position to provide residents and fisher-folk with the latest update on the new jetty.

Hon. Dr. Rigobert says she understands fully the anxiety of the fisher folk, given that they will not see any signs of construction of the jetty, since the work is being done in Japan. “I also understand what they are going through, due to the recent increase of sargassum at the bay in Micoud. I visit the area on a regular basis and see it first hand,” Dr. Rigobert says.

This weekend, the Office of the Parliamentary Representative for Micoud North, in partnership with the Department of Fisheries, will make a contribution of a large quantity of rope to fishers.

This has become necessary, since fishers now have to anchor farther from the bay, due to the sargassum.

Dr. Rigobert would like to thank the fishers for their continued patience and would like to assure them that all is being done to ensure that they will be afforded better facilities which include the new jetty, at the soonest.

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