Multi-million dollar low-cost housing project underway

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Multi-million dollar low-cost housing project underway

Government is continuing to improve and secure the livelihoods of many more Saint Lucians with the commencement of a multi-million dollar low-cost housing project in the north of the island.

The Core Unit Construction Shelter Programme in Monchy will provide settlement for 20 families being relocated from the Conway Community in Castries while an additional 22 houses will be sold to interested low and middle income citizens.

Minister for Physical Development, Housing and Urban Renewal Stanley Felix says the programme is in delivery of government’s promise to make housing more affordable to Saint Lucians.

“This Core Unit Construction Project is consistent with the Labour government’s acceptance of its social responsibility to the citizens of this country by ensuring the necessary improvements and interventions are conducted to improve the general quality of life for all Saint Lucians.  The 42 households who are to benefit directly from the implementation of this project are the most significant stakeholder group in this process not simply because they will be the recipients of improved living conditions and tenure at subsidised rate but the payment made towards the purchase of their properties will contribute to a revolving fund which will serve to assist other similar households in the future.”

The construction of the 42 low-cost housing units and associated infrastructure is funded at a cost of over EC$37 million from the Caribbean Development Bank.

Member of Parliament for Gros Islet Emma Hippolyte welcomes the project which will stimulate jobs and economic activity.

The member of parliament also encouraged the prospective home owners to explore every potential for development which may arise from the housing project.

“As the parliamentary representative I see this as a manifestation of my government’s grand promise of better days.  The development of a new housing area is an achievement that most of us can relate to and as the minister responsible for commerce I see the small business opportunities which will flow through various phases of this project.  A stream of business opportunities will flow thus stimulating local private sector investment.”

The sod-turning ceremony to mark the commencement of the Core Unit Construction Shelter Programme in Monchy took place on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.

The project to construct the 42 houses is expected to be completed in March 2014.

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  1. 42 HOUSES $39,000,000.00? IF I LEARNED MATH CORRECTLY THIS MAKES IT CLOSE TO A MILLION A HOUSE. THIS SHIT DOES NOT ADD UP. SOMEONE GOT A PAY LOAD. WHAAA

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  2. Another point is why is always people who dont try to help themselves are given free lunches on my tax dollars. Where is the help for thosebof us who were bornand raised in ghettos and worked our asses out putting ourselves through schools from sir arthur to universities, paying big students loans so we can improved ourselves are not given any opportunies. I am now being to feel that it is better to be lazy with little or no ambition in this country. For example the "government helping out single mothers". What about we single mothers that dont go about making a whole lot of children that we cannot afford we different fathers. Should I have stayed in thd ghetto and make many babies, instead of sending myself to school and make only children and also save myself from paying a mortgage. As a single parent who wants to send her child to university to be a productive person in society ask the government for a free pass in the form of non payment of income tax or a fully paid tuition fes.

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  3. Another point is why is always people who dont try to help themselves are given free lunches on my tax dollars. Where is the help for thosebof us who were bornand raised in ghettos and worked our asses out putting ourselves through schools from sir arthur to universities, paying big students loans so we can improved ourselves are not given any opportunies. I am now being to feel that it is better to be lazy with little or no ambition in this country. For example the "government helping out single mothers". What about we single mothers that dont go about making a whole lot of children that we cannot afford we different fathers. Should I have stayed in thd ghetto and make many babies, instead of sending myself to school and make only children and also save myself from paying a mortgage. As a single parent who wants to send her child to university to be a productive person in society ask the government fof

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  4. Princess p I am with you all the way. How quickly we all forget, look at ciceron. And please dont forget the residence of La Clery don't have the reputation that the conway people are known for (please dont get me wrong).

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  5. dem smiling for wat? Reno will make a big profit, Emma feel she will get new votes, stanly believe frederick voters will now go outta castries and JP smiling as he happy to be alive. AFFORDABLE MY A..

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  6. I think thats a good thing the government is doing to help the less fortunate but 350 gran thats a lotbof doe for a malaway. Cant the houses be a kutt

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  7. You've all missed the main point - funded by the Caribbean Development Bank! But the labour government is taking the credit!! The cheek of it.

    People need to look after themselves and not expect government to do everything for them. Don't have kids if you cant afford to look after them. Government just taking bribes. Not party political - they will both do it. Disgraceful.

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  8. That's nothing different from what Richard Frederick was doing. No matter who was in power it would have been done because the money is there. SLP need to show me something that was different from the why Flambeau did theres. Others wise take a hike. That's not progress that is mamaguy!!!

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  9. I am concern about residents in the south. The politicians only look out for the North. We in the south need low income houses as well.

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  10. Now this is the real issue, them guys don't care about lucians , not SLP,UWP, PLP , LPM . Lucian green party not true policitical party they are more of an awareness group......according to Morgy " when will we see them guys eh for we"

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  11. So the houses are being made available for the Conway residence while the La Clery tenants, who have been paying rent for over 50 years, are asked to find somewhere else to live. Please Mr Stanley Felix, is that how ur government intend on taking care of the people. Where are they going to go. After spending so many years in a place and investing money on repairs and beautification of their homes, you now ask them to leave. And the DAMN man even post eviction flyers on the lamp post in the area. SHAME on you and your government.

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      • that's your answer, the government cant please everybody? wtf, they giving squatters free housing and rent payers getting evicted? the lands la clery have been sold under our noses to whom?

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  12. You think Bugs Bunny smiling teeth their don't know that's BULL SHITT.That's all he know to fool people."BETTER DAYS"

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  13. government housing project for their friends, cuz im sure myself as a poor man will never get the opportunity to buy before its sold out. its like they already reserve the whole development for their friends who already have the cash waiting deh, purchasing two or three one time

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  14. How much will these houses cost. The Government is under the illusion that a completed house selling for $350k is low cost. Any of these guys checked the mortgage payment such a purchase would attract.

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  15. Better complete it before the next election because as tradition dictates, a new government will come in and leave everything to rot...and the SLP knows that very well, it's just the norm. Rotten, vengeful politics!

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  16. For pete's sake, all i can hear is housing development up north. Do the people in the south not need affordable housing also...smh

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