Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Drive-way and Ring road officially opened

The day was Sunday December 20, 2009 and the weather was magnificient. It was the opening ceremony of two projects funded by the ROC - Taiwan
The crowd started trickling in from about 1:00pm; the ceremony was scheduled to start at 3:00pm. By 2:30pm a massive crowd had gathered within the vicinity of where the ceremony was scheduled to take place. The children flocked the area, of course waiting for the ceremony to end so that they could get their toys as promised by the Parliamentary Rep.

They ceremony got underway at approximately 3:35pm with the Master of ceremony, Mr. Mc Arthur Phillip calling everyone to order. The proceedings commenced with prayers by well known community worker and religious activist Ms. Labadie, followed by the national anthems of St. Lucia and ROC - Taiwan.

The eloquent 17 yr. old Ms. Leslita Wison delivered the welcome remarks in which she made everyone feel at home. "...the Roblot community extends a warm welcome to our Parliamentary Rep, the Representative of the Republic of China - Taiwan, Mr. Charles Li, our invited guests and by extension everyone present for this ceremony. Please enjoy the ambience and the warmth of the residents of this humble community." she implored.
Mr. Charles Lee, Minister of the Embassy expressed regret at His Excellency Tom Chou's absence,he said, "Today, I am sure my Ambassador Tom Chou would wish to come, but he has a previous engagement, so I come on his behalf also on behalf of my collegues and members of the technical mission. For the past couple of years we have spent a lot of our resources in these constituency and this is not all , more is to come, ok. (applause) thank you. "
Mr. Lee went on to tell the audience of Mr. Bousquet's interest in their welfare by his constant visits to his office to forward the costituency's cause.
Mr. Bouquet, after informing the large crowd about his drive through the community with Mr. Lee told them, " What you are seeing now is the focus on those little things that make a big difference." (Applause) After a few phrases in Kweyol the Rep continued, " My friends we have a beautiful community
, we have a nice scenery,we have great oppurtunities, I want to do my best for you in the short time that I have left in this term. I don't know if you all will give me another chance, but I know that I have two more years to work with the people of this community. And I am telling you I don't want to take advantage of you." He went on to tell the people that in the two years remaining in his term, he wants to make sure that the projects started in these communities
are completed. He made special reference to the La Maze road.
Many residents directly affected by the drive-way and ring road expressed their gratitude to the ROC - Taiwan and the Parliamentary Rep for uplifting their standard of living.
Mr. Nixon, the designer and contractor of one of the projects expressed disgust at the constant promises that were made to the people about the construction of the drive-way. he went on to exprees relief at having it done . Thanks to bousquet he said.
The vote of thanks was moved by the Roblot representative at this year's Carnival Queen Pageant, Cristal. After showering words of thanks on The ROC _ Taiwan and the Rep, she went on to tell Mr. Bousquet that he will be rewarded generously in the ballot box for his valiant effort.
The ribbons to the entrance of both projects were cut by Cristal ably assisted by Mr. Lee and Mr. Bousquet.
The curtains came down on the ceremony and the children had their turn. Over 200 peices of toys brought in by the Rep to distribute among the kids from La maze, Roblot and Debreuil.
Guess you can imagine the rush and chaos.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Another project in Roblot

There is no doubt that Roblot is having its fair share of Rufus's representation, Roblot over the past two months has recieved, a retaining wall, a 100m drain,the Lawee Derriere drive-way, the upkeep of the road verges and now in progress the Plateau Rouge drive-way.

The residents of Plateau Rouge faced the same problem that the people of Lawee Derriere encountered - walking in mud.

The Rep gave the go ahead to construct this drive-way on Monday December 14, 2009. The work emplys a number of persons in the community as can be seen in the pics.

Again the community extends their gratitude to the Taiwan Government for funding this project at an estimated cost of $17,420.00.

On Sunday December 20, 2009 both drive-ways will be officially opened.

Taiwan uplifting the standard of living in the district.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Choiseul Choir brings Xmas to Roblot

The Roblot community seems to have been "blessed" for the last quarter of this year. Firstly, a number of project have been carried out in the community and as if to put an icing on the cake , last night the Choiseul Choir treated the residents to a repertoire of carols at The Hotspot Bar.

The Choiseul Choir has been in existence for a number of years. For quite sometime now the choir has recognized the need to bring the christmas cheer to the entire Choiseul community. Every year during the Xmas season the group visits the different communities for carol singing. The group is headed by the music teacher at the Choiseul Secondary School, Mrs. Philomena Laffeuille. Also in the group iare well known singers Ms. Thornille and calypsonian Inferior.

The session was well recieved by the residents.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Bousquet Hands Over Intercom System

The Choiseul Secondary School, yesterday, was the reciepient of a complete intercom system. The ceremony which was covered by GIS started with prayers by Mrs. Brown, a teacher at the school and the National anthem. The principal briefed the students, about the purpose of this ceremony. An intercom system to be handed over to the school.
All this was made possible through the efforts of the Parliamentary Rep who during his address mentioned, "I was invited to a tour at a certain school and was impressed with the use of an intercom system at that school, and I immediately sought out funding for a system for your school." Mr. Bousquet told the students that this system will greatly enhance the school's communication system and would make the principal's work a lot easier. Mr. Bousquet said that the Ministry of Education helped with the installation of the system. "Through the Taiwanese Government your school will be the recipient of a pilot programme whereby a model farm will be establish here (applause) and this will be established early next year." Bousquet told the students.
In his remarks Mr. Augier, the principal said, "On behalf of the students and staff, I want to thank Mr. Bousquet for this valiant effort, and his vision to see the neccessity of this system for our school." On the matter of the model farm he echoed " We welcome this initiative, and I can assure my students that they will now be able to do their SBA's at the school.
The vote of thanks was move by a very eloquent student called Jessica.
The console for the system is based in the principal's office, and every classroom including the staffroom has a two-way speaker and mike component. The system is so sophisticated that the principal can speak and recieve a reply from each and every room which has the componenent or he can speak en bloc to the whole school. In fact he told the students at the ceremony that on the first day of school next term that the school's assembly will be conducted over the intercom from his office. Technology at work.

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