Sunday, November 30, 2008

Bousquet has Second Townhall Meeting

The District Rep. in his continued effort to meet his constituents held his second Townhall meeting in the community of Raveneau on Wednesday November 26,2008. The meeting commenced 7:30 pm and was well attended by many persons from Raveneau, Boisden,Mongouge and Delcer. Very visible at the meeting were the persons of Jimmy Haynes, a key figure in these parts, Wally St. Juste, ex-vice president of the Constituency Branch and Mr Anison Hunte from Jetrine.

Mr. Bousquet unveiled his plans for the area: 1) A two-lane footpath to be commenced immediately in Raveneau. 2) The construction of the Boisden/Delcer road to be constructed in the new year, and 3) The renovation of the Mongouge Multi-purpose centre to a full fledge resourse centre to be started as soon as the plans are approved.

Mr Haynes welcomed the Rep's effort for having the meeting and assured the persons that the footpath should be completed by the festive season. Mr. St. Juste in his short contribution reassured the audience of Mr. Bousquet's interest in their welfare and asked them for their continued support.

In the question and answer session many persons in the audience questioned the Rep. about the state of the economy and especially the rising cost of food. In response the Rep. made note of the world crisis and promised that commodities may soon be lowered due to the drop in oil prices.

The meeting came to an end at about 9:00 pm after which Mr. Bousquet entertained private concerns from various individuals.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

When Friends Meet

Thursday November 27,2008 will go down as a memorable day at least for three close friends: Glen, Huggins and Kenise. These three young men have had close ties from times. Dix's funeral on Thursday may have played a crucial part in uniting the guys after maybe a long time.

I happen to pop in on them when I entered a restaurant looking for something to bite. It was 12:25pm. After a range of discussions ranging from sports to politics the guys decided to go to La Pointe where Kenise's sister, Linda runs a small refreshment house.

The friendship and comradry really showed itself. There was Glen and avid listener and dancer of Country music challenging Kenise, an old veteran,(so he says )on the dance floor. Huggins on the other hand watching in amazement the skills exhiblted by his two friends.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Choiseul Secondary Getes IT Lab Upgrade

On Friday November 21,2008 The District/Parliamentary Representative made a presentation to the Choiseul Secondary School. The IT Lab was refurbished with monitots printers and memory upgrades. Every computer is alot quicker and more pupils can get their printing jobs done more efficiently.The IT teacher Miss Didier,was impressed with the upgrade and plans to have the students make the best of it.
The school has a Lab. with approximately forty computers. At the ceremony theRep. informed pupils of the importance of co mputers in this information age After a short address to the school the students moved to the IT Lab to officially endorse the upgrade of the computers.
At the end of the presentation ceremony a student, Zanel Constantine moved the vote of thanks.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Roblot Combined School Has Talent

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This new Roblot Combined School located Debreuil was built in 1982 after Hurricane Allen. The old school was originally in the community of Roblot. The school now has just a little over one hundred pupils. There are six teachers and a principal in the person of Mrs. Monica Bernard. Funny, Roblot Combined School in Debreuil

At a recent visit to the school I was amazed by the vocal talent that the school children posessed. It was during the school's lunch hour, while the children were involved in all sorts of activities that I saw two kids who seem to make singing a passion.

I was taken aback to the days when The Roblot Combined School used to hold its head high when it came to singing. The school used to take part in the Inter Schools' Calypso Competition on a yearly basis. On one ocassion the school placed third in all the island.The school used to be the only one to host an annual calypso competitionin the district, and you bet, parents as well as patrons used to look for that time..

These two children if they are nurtured, especially during the music classes, will have what it takes to get to higher grounids. I was able to capture Zamala Francois who was more outgoing than the other male student. With asistance the school should bring back calypso.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Nostradamus' Quatrains Predicted Present World Economic Crisis

Nostradamus was born into a rich Jewish / Catholic family in St. Remi, France on December 14, 1503. Many people suspect that he continued to practice Catholicism throughout his life, however he was fascinated with his Jewish heritage and even learned Hebrew.
In 1555, at the age of 52, he wrote his first collection of prophecies. These are what Nostradamus was most famous for. The Complete Book of Nostradamus is located at the Nostradamus Mabus Project.
The Book of Nostradamus is organized with a very simple layout. Each of the 10 centuries (or chapters) contain 100 prophetic quatrains (a 4 line poem that is also a prediction), except for Century VII, which has 42 quatrains, for a total of 942
In two of his Quatrains it is thought by scholars of Nostradamus that he refers to the present world ecomomic crisis. It is also thought that an elite group controls the world economy and tha a world depression is planned.The Quatrains are thus:
(Century VI, Quatrain 41)
The Elite families made their influence and fortunes in the banking and commodities industries, such as gold, oil, copper, tins, etc. This is much like the colonial barons associated with the European world empires who started their families' fortunes exploiting the materials of the Third World nations. The Elite manipulate the economy to cause the unemployment or inflation rates to rise or fall at their whim. They have affected everyone's life.
They are "pulling the strings" behind the scenes to manipulate world politics and economies for personal gain. These master puppeteers operate figureheads in many countries, governments, and the major world capitals. They are united but are very clever in disguising their influence. They hold positions that appear to be relatively minor, like advisors and under-secretaries and such, but are key positions of their power.
(Century II, Quatrain 96)
In the daytime they appear to be good, loyal, model citizens working for the same goals their governments are supposedly working for, but behind the scenes they band together and pool their information and contacts to work for their own ends. They do not appear to have any political power but they really have a firm grip on world affairs, like sharp teeth sunk into everything.
This secret organization has been in existence for several generations. Their existence is hinted in the family histories of the banking powers and money centers of the world. Only the families involved are aware. The leaders has been very slowly but surely building up a worldwide network of power, because they want to take over but stay behind the scenes.
Bet you didn't know!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Bousquet To Officially Open Multi-Purpose Court

Work on the Muti-purpose court is in the finishing stages,and and plans are well afoot for the grand opening. The erection and installing of lights started in late September. The financing for the court was donated,to The district representative by The Taiwanese Ambassador,Mr. Tom Chow, to the tune of $45,000.

Mr. Bousquet just back from England is due to be in the district on Friday November 21,2008, for a marathon session. She is due at his Constituency Office in the morning to meet with his constituents. Then at 2:00pm he is scheduled to make a presentation to the Choiseul Secondary School ,and later that evening he is due after a small ceremony to officially turn-on the lights at the Multi-purpose court.

Short addresses are expected from the Village Council Chairperson and the President of the Choiseul Sports Council. A game of volleyball or netball game is expected to be played after the the ceremony.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Morne Jacques/Dugard Road Project In Top Gear

Ater years of putting up with a road network that was virtually unmotorable ,the charismatic and persuasive power of the district representative has finnally influenced his government to put the required financing to relieve the hardship of the people of Dugard and Morne Jacques.

The Morne Jacques/Dugard Road Project was put up for tendering in August, and after much speculation as to whom would finally get the job, Mr Hughes Fenold, a retired engineer of the Ministry of Communication and Works, Southern Division was offered the Job.

After the initial grading of the roadway, presently drains and walls are being constructed at the site. Many local workers can be seen involved in this project. Assisting with the project, Mr. fenold has the expertise of "Charlie" who is also a retired engineer.

Fenold is expected to complete the project,which starts from the Morne jacques Junction to the Dugard School by January 30, 2009.The work is proble now into it's 4th week.

Fenold has vowed to present a state-of -the-art Road to the residents.

The Road is being constructed at an estimated cost of over $1M.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Bousquet Leaves for London

Hon. Rufus Bousquet who is The Minister for Trade, Commerce and Investments left the island on Sunday night for London on official government business. He will be away for approximately one week and is expected back on Sunday November 16,2008.
In his absence,at the district level a number of initiatives are to be put in place before he returns. Mr. Bousquet is scheduled to be in the districton Friday November 21, 2008 for the following:

1) A presentation ceremony to the Choiseul Secondary School. At that ceremony the school will receive a complete intercom system and a number of computers to refurbish the IT lab

2) The Lights Turning-On Ceremony at The La Fargue Multi-Purpose Court

The finishing touches are expect to be completed on the court during the week.
The video below shows the Mininter at the check-in counter.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Bousquet Tours Delcer/La Pointe

The Honorable Rufus Bousquet, kept to his word and made an historic tour of the communities of Delcer and La pointe on Friday November 7th, 2008.

His first stop was at the Delcer School where he had a rather long discussion with the principal and a senior member of staff. The discussions centered around the fencing of the school compounds, the erection of speed bumps near the school,and the need for a playing field to serve both the community and the school.

Immediately afterwards,the Representative was escorted to packed hall with the school children, all chanting the name of the Representive. At that gathering, Mr Bousquet addressed the children and encourage them to aspere to higher levels and to consider the primary school as the foundation to their education.

The Rep. challened them to give of their best and that he would give a computer to the child who did the best at the school during term exams. That was recieved with a thunderous applause.

The District Rep. then went on to present a cheque of $5000.00 to the principal towards the purchase of a photo/copier/printer. The principal thanked Mr. Bousquet for such a generous donation.

Mr. Bousquet went on to visit the washed -away river crossing at De Ville and also the footpath that is being constructed at La Pointe

At the end of the tour Mr. Bousquet made time for a little socialisation with some of the constituents.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Rufus Invests $80,000 In His Constituency

The District and Parliamentary Representative for Choiseul/Saltibus has taken a mammoth task to improve the general outlook of his constituency. Over fifty (50) persons starting on Monday November 10, 2008 wil be employed to beautify the landscape of the communities where they live.
Persons who have not been employed for a long time have been targeted. It is hoped that these persons targeted for the project will have much needed resources for their basic needs,especially with the festive season in sight

The work has been well distributed among the constituencies starting from Delcer down to Saltibus.

This project is estimated to cost about $80,000. Persons have already signed their contracts and work will commenced coming Monday

Bousquet, Taking Care Of His People!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Full Text: Obama Victory Speech

Obama victory speech
Democrat Barack Obama has become the first African-American to win the White House. Here are his remarks to a huge crowd in his home city of Chicago:

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.
It's the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen; by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the very first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different; that their voices could be that difference.
It's the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled - Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of Red States and Blue States: we are, and always will be, the United States of America.
It's the answer that led those who have been told for so long by so many to be cynical, and fearful, and doubtful of what we can achieve to put their hands on the arc of history and bend it once more toward the hope of a better day.
It's been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America.

A little bit earlier this evening I received an extraordinarily gracious call from Senator McCain. He fought long and hard in this campaign, and he's fought even longer and harder for the country he loves. He has endured sacrifices for America that most of us cannot begin to imagine. We are better off for the service rendered by this brave and selfless leader.
I congratulate him, I congratulate Governor Palin, for all they have achieved, and I look forward to working with them to renew this nation's promise in the months ahead.
I want to thank my partner in this journey, a man who campaigned from his heart and spoke for the men and women he grew up with on the streets of Scranton and rode with on that train home to Delaware, the vice-president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden.
And I would not be standing here tonight without the unyielding support of my best friend for the last 16 years, the rock of our family, the love of my life, the nation's next first lady, Michelle Obama. Sasha and Malia, I love you both more than you can imagine, and you have earned the new puppy that's coming with us to the White House.
And while she's no longer with us, I know my grandmother is watching, along with the family that made me who I am. I miss them tonight, and know that my debt to them is beyond measure. To my sister Maya, my sister Auma, all my other brothers and sisters - thank you so much for all the support you have given me. I am grateful to them.
To my campaign manager David Plouffe, the unsung hero of this campaign, who built the best political campaign in the history of the United States of America. My chief strategist David Axelrod, who has been a partner with me every step of the way, and to the best campaign team ever assembled in the history of politics - you made this happen, and I am forever grateful for what you've sacrificed to get it done.

But above all, I will never forget who this victory truly belongs to - it belongs to you.
I was never the likeliest candidate for this office. We didn't start with much money or many endorsements. Our campaign was not hatched in the halls of Washington - it began in the backyards of Des Moines and the living rooms of Concord and the front porches of Charleston.
It was built by working men and women who dug into what little savings they had to give $5 and $10 and $20 to the cause.
It grew strength from the young people who rejected the myth of their generation's apathy; who left their homes and their families for jobs that offered little pay and less sleep; it grew strength from the not-so-young people who braved the bitter cold and scorching heat to knock on the doors of perfect strangers; from the millions of Americans who volunteered, and organised, and proved that more than two centuries later, a government of the people, by the people and for the people has not perished from the Earth.
This is your victory.

I know you didn't do this just to win an election and I know you didn't do it for me. You did it because you understand the enormity of the task that lies ahead. For even as we celebrate tonight, we know the challenges that tomorrow will bring are the greatest of our lifetime - two wars, a planet in peril, the worst financial crisis in a century.
Even as we stand here tonight, we know there are brave Americans waking up in the deserts of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan to risk their lives for us.
There are mothers and fathers who will lie awake after their children fall asleep and wonder how they'll make the mortgage, or pay their doctor's bills, or save enough for their child's college education. There is new energy to harness and new jobs to be created; new schools to build and threats to meet and alliances to repair.

The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even in one term, but America - I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I promise you - we as a people will get there.
There will be setbacks and false starts. There are many who won't agree with every decision or policy I make as president, and we know that government can't solve every problem. But I will always be honest with you about the challenges we face. I will listen to you, especially when we disagree.
And above all, I will ask you to join in the work of remaking this nation the only way it's been done in America for 221 years - block by block, brick by brick, calloused hand by calloused hand.
What began 21 months ago in the depths of winter cannot end on this autumn night. This victory alone is not the change we seek - it is only the chance for us to make that change. And that cannot happen if we go back to the way things were. It cannot happen without you, without a new spirit of service, a new spirit of sacrifice.
So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism; of service and responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves, but each other. Let us remember that if this financial crisis taught us anything, it's that we cannot have a thriving Wall Street while Main Street suffers - in this country, we rise or fall as one nation; as one people.
Let us resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long. Let us remember that it was a man from this state who first carried the banner of the Republican Party to the White House - a party founded on the values of self-reliance, individual liberty, and national unity.
Those are values that we all share, and while the Democratic Party has won a great victory tonight, we do so with a measure of humility and determination to heal the divides that have held back our progress. As Lincoln said to a nation far more divided than ours: "We are not enemies, but friends… though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection."
And to those Americans whose support I have yet to earn - I may not have won your vote tonight, but I hear your voices, I need your help, and I will be your president too.

And to all those watching tonight from beyond our shores, from parliaments and palaces to those who are huddled around radios in the forgotten corners of the world - our stories are singular, but our destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at hand.
To those who would tear the world down - we will defeat you. To those who seek peace and security - we support you.
And to all those who have wondered if America's beacon still burns as bright - tonight we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity and unyielding hope.
For that is the true genius of America - that America can change. Our union can be perfected. And what we have already achieved gives us hope for what we can and must achieve tomorrow.

This election had many firsts and many stories that will be told for generations. But one that's on my mind tonight is about a woman who cast her ballot in Atlanta. She's a lot like the millions of others who stood in line to make their voice heard in this election except for one thing - Ann Nixon Cooper is 106 years old.
She was born just a generation past slavery; a time when there were no cars on the road or planes in the sky; when someone like her couldn't vote for two reasons - because she was a woman and because of the colour of her skin.
And tonight, I think about all that she's seen throughout her century in America - the heartache and the hope; the struggle and the progress; the times we were told that we can't, and the people who pressed on with that American creed: Yes, we can.
At a time when women's voices were silenced and their hopes dismissed, she lived to see them stand up and speak out and reach for the ballot. Yes, we can.
When there was despair in the dust bowl and depression across the land, she saw a nation conquer fear itself with a New Deal, new jobs and a new sense of common purpose. Yes, we can.
When the bombs fell on our harbour and tyranny threatened the world, she was there to witness a generation rise to greatness and a democracy was saved. Yes, we can.
She was there for the buses in Montgomery, the hoses in Birmingham, a bridge in Selma, and a preacher from Atlanta who told a people that "we shall overcome". Yes, we can.
A man touched down on the Moon, a wall came down in Berlin, a world was connected by our own science and imagination. And this year, in this election, she touched her finger to a screen, and cast her vote, because after 106 years in America, through the best of times and the darkest of hours, she knows how America can change. Yes, we can.

America, we have come so far. We have seen so much. But there is so much more to do. So tonight, let us ask ourselves - if our children should live to see the next century; if my daughters should be so lucky to live as long as Ann Nixon Cooper, what change will they see? What progress will we have made?
This is our chance to answer that call. This is our moment.
This is our time - to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth - that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope, and where we are met with cynicism and doubt, and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: yes, we can.
Thank you, God bless you, and may God bless the United States of America.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


In a stirring address to a crowd at once jubilant and tearful in Chicago’s Grant Park, US president-elect Barack Obama led followers in chants of “Yes we can” as he spoke of the hope of a better day and called for unity and sacrifice in facing the hard challenges ahead.
Obama was speaking soon after provisional results had shown a decisive victory for him and after John McCain had conceded defeat.
Those who had been told by so many for so long to be cynical would know that there was a hope of a better day, Obama said.
“ Change has come to America,” he said, to tumultuous applause.
In tribute to his defeated opponent, Obama said that McCain had fought long and hard in his campaign, and even longer and harder had served America. Of McCain and defeated vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Obama said that he looked forward to working with them to “renew this nation” in the months ahead.
Obama told the crowd, and by extension his wider audience: “I will never forget who this victory belongs to – it belongs to you”.
“I was never the likeliest candidate,” said Obama, saying that he had started out with not much money nor endorsements and that the idea of his presidential bid had not been launched in the corridors of Washington.
“This is your victory,” he said.
In a sober message, unquestionably mindful of the high expectations attendant on his victory, Obama said that the US was involved in two wars and a dire financial crisis. He cautioned that it would take “more than one year and more than one term” to address the challenges.
“But we will get there – we as a people will get there.”
There would be setbacks and false starts, Obama said. “I will always be honest about the challenges…I will listen, especially when we disagree”.
The task would be done as it always had in America, “block by block, brick by brick, calloused hand by calloused hand”.
“This victory alone is not the change we seek,” he said, calling for a new spirit of sacrifice and a new spirit of service.
In a message to those “beyond our shores” Obama said that a new dawn of American leadership was at hand. He reaffirmed the values of freedom and justice and said that his message to those who wanted to tear down the world was “we will defeat you”.
Read the full speech in tomorrow's blog.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Bousquet Continues to Deliver

Rufus Bousquet is definitely the Man for Choiseul. In no uncertain terms there is evidence that this politician, more than any other in the past, save his father is delivering the goods. Bousquet has said that he is all out to improve the facilities for sporrts in the district come what may. Above is the picture of the lightening system for the multi-purpose court at la Fargue. This project is nearing completion by the middle of this month. The boys are anxiously awaiting for this great opening.

This photo below shows a rubble wall that was recently completeed on the La Fargue/Choiseul Highway near the Caffiere junction . This wall was necessary to avoid a land slippage that was already in the making.

Bousquet recognises the need for these projects ti improve on the lives of his constituents.

Both projects are estimated at over $100,000.00

At a presentation ceremony, held at D'Andres' to honour sponsors of the 2008 Carnival Pageant, it was suggested that the district is in dire need of a Cultural Centre/Auditorium to host such and other activities. The idea was welcomed by the District Represetative and this is his focus right now.

Also on his cards are the contruction of two or three mini pavilions for the La Fargue playing field. This is expected to commenced in the new year.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Choiseul and Soufriere Draw

The Choiseul Secondary l and The Soufriere Comprehensive School played to a 4 -all draw at the La Fargue Playing Field on Thursday October 30th, 2008 in Inter Secondary School Under -16 Football Competition.

Both team pressed home a number of attacks on each others goal but lack of finishing resulted in only eight goals being scored.

At half time Soufriere led by 3 goals to 2, with the Soufriere goals being scored by Irenus Jn, Baptiste (1) and Lester Joseph (2). The other goal was scored in the second half by Methly Faucher.

For Choiseul Secondary Junior Alfred and Danhill Herman scored a goal each while the other two goals came from the boots of the Soufriere defenders who accidentally scored on their goalie.