Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Footpath started at Lawee Derriere

Recently a post was published showing readers the poor conditions that the residents of an enclavement in Roblot had to bear. Well the District Rep. after making a tour of the area have given the go ahead to commence the project.

On Monday October 26, 2009, heavy equipment was brought in to clear the foundation to commence the construction of this much needed two-lane footpath.
The footpath is being constructed at an estimated cost of $31,200.00

The resident are happy and wishes this blog to convey their gratitude to the District Rep. for the project.
Bousquet have sited three more projects to be completed in Roblot in the next two weeks.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

School Bus Flips Over Three Times

On Friday October 16, 2009 approximately twelve students from the communities of Lamaze, Roblot and Debreuil survived a terrible traffic accident near Nicholas Gas Station at about 7:30 am, as they were being transported to the Choiseul and Piaye Secondary School on a minibus.
It was a wet and rainy morning when according to an on the scene eye witness the mini bus driver lost control of the vehicle which zigzagged many times, slammed into a sidewall, and flipped over three times and landed on its right side across the road. (Shemen mooyea tire glisay) A Jookbois phrase. There are many theories being put forward as to the cause of the accident.
According to this eye witness during the flipping, children were flown out and spread all along the road. Every one onboard was hurt from serious to mild. The most serious case was a girl from Lamaze who suffered a puncture in her head and was bleeding profusely others appear to have broken limbs, cuts and bruises all over their bodies, while the driver suffered a compound fracture of his right arm and numerous cuts and bruises all over.
In no time the scene was jammed with onlookers and vehicles. Parents, friends and relatives who had gotten on the scene were weeping and wailind and they had to be comforted. Four ambulances arrived on the scene in no time. The Fire Service went to work stabilizing the injured students and rushing them to St. Jude’s Hospital. (George Odlum Stadium)
According to reports from the Hospital two students had to be transferred to Tapion and three had to be admitted – the driver, a child from Lamaze, who was stuck under the minibus, and the writer of this blog, Logix, the first pic, who suffered a fractured right wrist and elbow and right knee. All other students were treated at the hospital and discharged.
The District Representative came to the hospital visiting the injured students and offering words of comfort and other forms of assistance to the parents. As I write this post another child is being transfered to Victoria Hospital.

Written by Dedan C. G. Jn. Baptiste

Monday, October 12, 2009

Bousquet takes first hand look

There is no doubt that Bousquet is a concerned politician who will go at lengths to satisfy the demands of his constituents. In one of last week's post you will remember the conditions under which the residents of La Wee Derriere in Roblot had to walk to get to the main road.Well my dear reader look no further, because the Rep. paid the residents a visit on Sunday October 11, 2009, at about 10:00 am. He was well recieved and actuallly visited every household and had a one on one chat with the people.

"Mwen dakor zot maywetay yon bon shemen," the Rep. instilled in the minds of the residents. ( I am convinced that you all need a good road) Bousquet's entourage was made up of youngsters in the area . The Rep. informed the residents that the road will commence in about two weeks time. It will be a two-lane road with a turning point at the end. The project is estimated to cost $32,000.00. Also, another footpath is expected to be constructed in another part of Roblot - Plateau Rouge. This one is at an estimated cost of $20,000.00.

He also took time to visit an elderly lady who happen to be confined to bed only recently. This was a very touching moment for the Rep. as he reached out to give this lady a comforting pat on her shoulder.This visit, the lady echoed ,will be a lasting memory for her.

The Roblot residents are happy and hats off to the Rep. who by all accounts is raising the standard of living for his people.
A great Christmas present awaits Lawee Derriere.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Roblot Residents Need Footpath

As I write this post, it is raining cat and dogs. I pity the people whom I write on their behalf
Residents from fifteen households have been airing their frustration at not having a footpath constructed in the La We Derriere area - a small enclave in Roblot.

The residents of this enclave - forty to be precise have from times immemorial begging for a footpath - 65 m long. The unpaved track on which they trod has become something that persons in this twenty-first century should not have to endure. The soil texture in Roblot is nothing new to many person around St. Lucia, and one knows what this soil does to whatever it comes in contact with. Now that the rainy season is upon us, the residents are having a hard time going to work.
As was mentioned in a post on the Delcer Footpath, persons have to use two pairs of shoes when going to work or any other business activity which have to take them out of Roblot - one to trod the muddy track and the other to use when on the main road to get to work, school or whatever their mission. This cannot be allowed to continue.

The residents are in the process of preparing a proposal to address their concerns to the relevant authorities for assistance.

Pics shown here are the conditions which these persons have to endure.

EMBARRASING? You decide!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Bousquet Tours Roblot/La Maze

Bousquet continues to make his rounds throughout his constituency. On Sunday Oct. 4, 2009, he made a tour of the communities of Roblot and La Maze: 1. to meet with the residents and 2. to take a first hand look at needy project for the area.

The Rep. was given a warm welcome as is always the case. He went on to meet residents privately. Discussions were very fruitful.

The main projects which need immediate attention at La Maze and Roblot are the road and road slippage respectively. Bousquet has promised to give them priority.

A footpath and ring road is being proposed by the residents of Roblot for La We Derriere and Plateau Rouge respectively. This polling division have held the balance of victory at many election results. Last election Bousquet lost in this polling division by a mere three (3) votes.
Look out for a much needed project in Roblot in tomorrow's post. The La We Derriere footpath.