Sunday, January 31, 2010

Pray for the people of Haiti

Lord I just want to say THANK YOU.
Because when I woke up and knew where my children were

Because this morning my home was still standing
Because this morning I am still crying
Because my spouse, my child, my brother or sister, my parent does not need to be buried
or pulled out from underneath a pile of concrete
Because this morning I am able to drink a glass of water
Because this morning I am able to turn on the lights
Because this morning I was able to take a shower
Because this morning I was not planning a funeral

But most of all, I thank you this morning because I still have life
and a voice to cry out for the people of Haiti
Lord, I cry out to you, the One that makes the impossible, possible
The One that turns darkness to light

I cry out that You give those brothers strength
That You give them peace that surpasses all understanding
That You may open up the streets so that help can come
That You may provide doctors, nurses, food, water and all that they need in a blink of a eye

For all those who have lost family members, give them peace, give them hope, give them courage to continue to go on!
Protect the children and shield them with your power
I pray all this in the name of JESUS!!!
St. Lucia is truly blessed!!!!!!!
Reproduced from a friend's email

Check tomorrow's post. A  real shocker?

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Councillors term comes to an end

Every year nine persons in the Choiseul/Saltibus Constituency are nominated by the District Rep to act as councillors of the Choiseul Village Council. These persons after they are nominated then recieve from the Governor General their letter of confirmation to the post of councillor.
The term of service is usually from February 1 in the year to January 31 the following year. The term February 1, 2009 to January 31, 2010 was chaired by Elmira Joseph with Mr. Henson Samuel as the vice.

Council usually meets every third Wednesday of every month to discuss and take decisions on matters affecting the constituency.

This year Council undertook a number of projects from footpaths to beautifications of the constituency.

The Village Clerk, Williana St. Rose, a hard and dedicated worker, is the executive director of Council and is charged with taking care of the daily routines, from paper work to managing of the Council staff.

Members of Council had their final meeting this month to put a lead on things as their term come to a close.

Mr. Bousquet now has the option to retain or replace any of the councillors for the next term which begins on February 1, 2010.

Look out for Council's Yearbook 2009 - 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Cafierre and Dugard commuters relieved

    For years now commuters from the communities of Cafierre and Dugard have been asking for a bus shelter to protect them from the elements of the weather when they have to await transport. Since there is no routine transport system plying the Cafierre and Dugard route,the commuters have to walk all the way to the Sauzay gap adjoining the La Fargue highway to catch a bus to take them to their destination.
    Most times these commuters would have to use Cyria's shop as the waiting area. The shop owner has been very accommodating. This could not be allowed to continue.
    The District Rep,using his tact and good name has been able to secure funding for this long awaited project.The Government of Taiwan have assisted with the funding.  Construction of the bus shelter has already begun and is nearing completion.
  Bousquet has seen to it that every community where buses ply the routes have a bus shelter. To date bus shelters have ben constructed in Saltibus, Lapointe, Delcer, and La maze. Also under construction is another one in the Dacretin community. Pics will follow soon.
This year two more shelters are expected to be constructed

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Solar Energy In The Works For Sabre Wesha

Every year during the month of January students from the University of Vermont in the United States of America visit St.Lucia with the view of identifying prospective projects as well as undertaking projects in the field of Health,Education and Energy.

Over the past year the Univrsity has been in contact with the MP through Dedan Jn. Baptiste to access the possibility of powering Sabre Wesha's Recreational Park with Solar Energy.

Well this dream is about to materialise as a team from the University paid a courtesy call on Members of the Choiseul Village Council to get a first hand look at the Park and what is required.

At the Council Office, the team headed by Mr. Gary Flo, a lecturer at the University, was given an overview of the Council's operations and its relationship with the MP. The project details was also outlined

Electricity to the Park has deluded the Council for sometime now due to the exorbitant price tag for Lucelec to run the power lines to reach the park - $65,000.00.

Solar energy will be at a lower cost. The Council is expected to pay 40% of the cost of installtion.

The team was very impressed with the Park, and according to Mr. Flo, "I'm impressed with the neatness and upkeep of the area."

The project is due to get underway come January next tear.

Presently students from the University are involved in a Wind Energy project at Praslin, while others are into Health and Education projects at different locations around the island

Friday, January 08, 2010

Bousquet's Achievements pics - 2009 (Schools)

Six schools in the district were recipients of some form of donation or presentation by the Rep.
The schools shown above in order of appearance:
Choiseul Sec: Intercom presentation
Augier thanking Bousquet
Gis reporter and Rep having a laugh as Augier uses system
Augier in touch with one class
Bousquet delivering speech at ceremony
Rivere Doree School: Computer/Printer presentation
Skit by school's cultural group
Principal recieving package
School looks on
Laptop presentation: Top Common Entrance Passes
The Delcer School recipient recieving her laptop/printer
Section of gathering at ceremony
Piaye School: Photo copier/printer presentation
Bousquet recieves fruit basket
Students applauding at presentation of cheque
Principal recieving cheque for equipment
Student welcoming Bousquet at school
Delcer Combined: Cheque presentation for Copier
Principal accepting cheque
School's assembly looks on
The Dugard Combined School recieved a photo copier and printer as well as two (2) six (6) hundred gallon water tanks, while the Reunion and Roblot schools recieved donations towards their respective Sports Meets.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Bousquet's Achievements pics - 2009 (Footpaths/Drive-ways)

These pics show the footpaths/drive-ways undertaken. the jetrine footpath could not be shown. Pics will be available at a later date.

The pics in order of appearance:
La pointe Footpath # 2 - Track before construction of path
Section of footpath
Another view of path

Plateau Rouge Ring road - Mr. Lee, Mr. Bousquet and the residents of roblot take a tour

Fond Sabre Footpath - Men at work
Section of the footpath
Another section
End section of footpath

Industry Footpath - Taiwan's Embassy entourage and District Rep poised with residents of Industry during a tour of the community
Section of footpath
Another section

La Pointe Footpath # 1 - Entrance of footpath

Raveneau Drive-way - Section of Drive-way
Yet another section when completed
Children on their way to school while project was under-way.
Section of drive-way

La wee Derriere Drive-way - Jubilant residents poised to show appreciation of work.
Turning point in drive-way
Section of drive way

Look out tomorrow for more pics.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Bousquet's Achievements Pics - 2009 (Sports)

Due to the large number of pics we have decided to categorise them into different sections. Today we feature sports pics.
Over the next few days we will be featuring different categories.
Today's pics in order of appearance are:
The triumphant Balca team
Balca on their way to winning the match
Presentation of bat to Debreuil U-19 youth
A Dacretin (Coco) cricketorama match in progress
Morne Sion/Fiette Captain recieving cricket gear
Cricket package to Morne Sion/ Fiette Youths
Lights in operation on the La Fargue Multi-purpose court
JMD Football Tournament Champions
Youtha taking a sweat on the Choiseul Village Court
Upgrading of the Coco field
Balca team jubilant with trophy