Sunday, November 29, 2009

"Champion Yard" Icon Laid To Rest

On arrival at Bertie Nicholas a.k.a Kalagin's funeral service, one could not miss the site of a Mazda pick-up Reg.# TA 1093, parked near the church's entrance. It is through the pick-up and many other great works that this well loved icon will long be remembered.

Draped with flowers, Kalagin's well polished casket, placed at the entrance, exposed his body for a last viewing by his family, friends and persons who attended the funeral service. He lay in his casket completley at peace as if just "chillin".

Inside, the pews were all filled as the congregation waited patiently for the arrival of the priest to get the service underway. Kalagin's family occupied the front pews of both lanes.

Visibly present, and sometimes disappearing to more or less console himself, was according to Mrs. Lucy Nicholas, who gave the eulogy, Kalagin's "adopted dad", Horatio. The man was broken.

The eulogy was a condensed biography of Bertie. It was filled with grief, information and of course a little humor, Lucy cheered up the rather solemn congregation with an instance of Kalagin's passion for helping people. " He would collect petrol to run errands for Horatio, but sometimes he would do humanitarian deeds before carring out the errands and as a result the petrol would run out. So Don and I came up with a plan whereby we would give him half before the errand and half afterwards. Lucy continued, " Both Kalagin and his grandmother died under similar circumstances - runaway vehicles which crushed them".

Sue Ella visibly broken at the pulpit did a fantastic rendition of "Please Remember". Grappling with emotion at the start, she finally settled down to "bring it on". Superb!! Sorry, can't reproduce the video.

Lucy and Lorraine did the first and second readings respectively .

It had to take a really creative mind to decide to give Kalagin, his final ride in the van he was so associated with, and of course, who else do you think would be his final driver if not his adopted dad. Check the video.

Born: November 21st, 1963

Died: November 16th, 2009

Buried:November 28th, 2009

Kalagin will surely be missed. He's right now a solider in Jah Army.

This is his song to enjoy in heaven "Life is Real" by Israel Vibration


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Mr. District Representative

This icon who represents the Choiseul/Saltibus constituency celebrates his birthday today November 28, 2009. By coincidence it is also the birthday of the writer of this blog.
We wish to share some of Bousquet's achievements in the constituency with you: In order of appearance 1. Raveneau drive-in, 2. Roblot Drive-way, 3. Morne Jacques/Dugard road project, 4. La Maze Bus Shelter, 5. Computer donation to Rivere Doree School, 6. En Coco road project, 7. Delcer bus Shelter, 8. Jetrine Bridge and footpath, 9. Dacretin house.

These are just a few projects that have been completed and that is just to give you a glimpse of the work this Icon has been up to.
Look out for an article coined "Flashback: Bousquet's achievements-2009" which will be posted on December 13, 2009.
Look out tomorrow for pics from Kalagin's funeral service.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Education Officer commends Honourable Rufus Bousquet

Education Officer for District six John Mathurin has commended the Parliamentary Representative for Choiseul/Saltibus Honourable Rufus Bousquet for his contribution to the educational development of young people within the District.

Five students from the constituency recently received new laptops and printers from Mr. Bousquet, who also indicated that a sixth student from the Saltibus area will also receive the educational tools,for excelling at the 2009 Common Entrance Exams.

Mr. Mathurin said such contributions are supported by the Ministry of Education because it redound to the benefit of the entire nation in the long run.

"Let me on behalf of the Ministry of Education and the education fraternity in the Choiseul/Saltibus constituency,thank the District Rep Honourable Rufus Bousquet for his continued efforts at ensuring that your students are rewarded for their efforts in the school, at least your students have something to look forward to," Mr. Mathurin noted.

The Local Government Authority in Choiseul/Saltibus also commended the MP for the gesture which it describes as invaluable and timely.

Mr. Gilbert Isaac of the Choiseul Village Council also urged the students to use their successes at the Common Entrance Exams as a stepping stone for future achievements.

"This is not the end, but really it is the beginning of the hard work you have to do to achieve your goals. So I would encourage you not to allow the negative influences of your peers and the negative influences of society to deter you from achieving your goals," said Mr. Isaac

He says the donation of the laptops and printers to the students will prepare the students for the gloal challenges in this technological environment.
Source: GIS

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Projects,Projects, Projects!

The constituency is bursting at its seems with the numerous projects that are ongoing simultaneously. One can see the large number of persons at work on the La Fargue, Delcer, Roblot and La Maze road.

One does not have to be a rocket scientist to figure that the Distrct Rep. is firing on all fours to see that his constituency prospers both infrastructurely and economically, not to forget agriculturally.

The La Fargue retaining walls and drains have both raised the standarded of living and brought a sense of poshness to the area. The La Maze road, long overdue has help make this community more readily accessible by other communities and person wishing to know the enclave. Without a shadow of a doubt the farmers of Delcer and La Pointe will prosper tremendously by this irrigation project.

What is there to be said? Bousquet is a working politician that and makes no bones about helping his people to have a better life and a more prosperous constituency to live.

For the two and three-quarter years that the Rep. has led Choiseul, it is my firm opinion that most persons are satisfied with his work so far.

There is still lots more in the pipeline.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Run-off water diverted away from three houses

Run-off water from the main Roblot road have been creating a problem for the families of six homes in the community. The running water, during heavy rains, have been undermining the structure of these houses.

The occupants made a request to the District Rep. mentioning their plight. Their request did not fall on deaf ears as presently a group of worker are constructing a drain to divert this water. Also one of the homes will be blessed with a step at their entrance.

A resident of one of the houses, a strong supporter of the SLP said, "Pa shoddi nous ka manday canal sa la, epi e pwan Rufus pou fei ban nous. Merci Rufus,ou ne vote nous." ( We have been asking for this drain for a long time now, and it took Rufus to get it done for us. Thank you Rufus,you have our vote.)

Well well well, the man works speaks for him. What say you?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

La Maze Roadworks Underway

Residents of La Maze can now breathe a sigh of relief as they witnessed the commencement of work along their road. Over fifteen sub-contractors have been contracted to construct drains along the roadside. This is the initial works which must be done before surfacing can be done. The estimated cost is over $120,000.00.
Presently a number of projects are being carried out all over the constituency.