‘THANKS LORNE’ – Long-awaited road repairs underway in Choiseul village

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‘THANKS LORNE’ – Long-awaited road repairs underway in Choiseul village
The roads of Choiseul village are getting long-overdue road repairs.

On March 1, 2015, residents of Choiseul village, fed up with the deteriorating road conditions in their community, pooled resources and manpower to fill potholes.

Exactly one month and two weeks later, residents are now breathing a sigh of relief, because as one resident told St. Lucia News Online (SNO), “Our cries didn’t fall on deaf ears.”

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The residents who complained about the bad roads are the same ones who have reported the good news, to show they’re not being biased.

“We are very pleased that for once something is being done to the roads in the village after years of abandonment,” the resident added.

Since Monday, April 13, the authorities have been executing road repairs in the village. Pothole are being filled and bumpy roads are being resurfaced.

Though the road works are not major, residents are still thankful.

“It’s better than nothing and there’s still more work to be done,” one resident told SNO.

The village’s parliament representative, Lorne Theophilus, who is also the tourism minister, is being praised for listening to the people. One resident said the road works came as a surprise “since we heard nothing about it”.

The residents are however demanding more attention from Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony.

“The PM (prime minister) is still missing in action though,” a resident pointed out.





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  1. I'm so please do hear about the long overdur repairs. However it's a short term solution - patching it up won't last, more holes will appear when the rains come. Do a proper job and have the roads resurfaced or its a false economy. And while your on a roll... beg you fix the 'road' in Morne Jacques. Thank you.

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  2. Ppl if u seee wat is done in the choiseul village u all talking about thanking lorne. I not for either party jus a free thinker and i tell u boyyy......road patching....its like u hve a hole and u block it wif a pieceof chewing gum...lord help us...

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  3. eh mind that pash pash work. they said its temp and more is to be done, but that road staying like that for another 10 yrs before sum repair and rehab can happen again. as they say, elections coming, thats when they want to be fixing all kinda roads.

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  4. Roads fixed, hospitals equipped, schools repaired, better water supply and anything to better the social and economic sphere of the people is good. They may come a year after elections, two weeks before, in the middle of the term it's still for the people and should therefore always be welcomed.

    When its not done we suffer, we perish; why do some people have issues when such things are done and are quick to label it "political".

    Bravo to you Mr. Lorne,

    Bravo to the staff at the Ministry of Infrastructure.

    Enjoy the better conditions Choiseul residents and by extension all road users!

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    • seriously Good...you all keep settling for mediocrity in this place...the roads look like a street in lagos...no wonder these ministers take us for a ride in this place ...if you going to do something for people do it well

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  5. Elections coming up. What you expect. Now they have to start fooling the people. Where has he been for the past four years? He was elected for all that. Let him do his job.SMH..... and some stupid people go drink that.

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  6. This is a basic necessity which any government must provide...why the hell are you thanking a politician...it's their bloody job, tax payers pay their salaries.

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  7. I blame us St. Lucians. We don't ask for credentials, we don't ask the right questions..and we clap for them when they make empty promises and sling mud at each other. They fix the road right round time for you to vote for them again. The gimmick continues because we let it go on.

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  8. 50 shades of grey, patch, patch. Fyah fi dat.

    So tell me why are they thanking Lorne again?
    St.Lucians need to stop this nonsense, there is no need to thank anybody for this work unless someone donated the workers, materials, equipment. politicians work for the people stop making them think is the other way around. until we cannot change that mentality in this country they will continue to treat us like shit.

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  9. Lucians don't no what they want. They asked for the roads to be fixed now it's done and they still complaining. NOTHING CAN PLZ MY LUCIANS

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  10. Plz choops tan. Very disappointed.we choiseulians arent fools.we sure have brains to go with the beauty. So don't patronize us.come better than that.next year the only x we're putting is for jesus.

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  11. Such bullshit!!! We St.Lucians need to be respected!! So elections around the corner so they start with their Politricking!!! Sad, sad, to think that all St.Lucians are fools!

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  12. That how they treat the voters. Come before elections with a bag of sweets and they feel assured they will get votes. Disrespectful and shameful

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  13. Wait.. why are we thanking Lorne again? he has been n power for how many years now and what has he done for choiseul and its environs? nothing of significance. and as far as i am concerned these are not road repairs. these are patches who will go back to the same conditions a few months from now. st.lucians need to be wise and stop letting politicians fool them for their votes. we the voters are the ones with the power..

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  14. Who is praising him? Seriously Lucians open your eyes, ears and brains and see when you're getting patronised. These road repairs should be done regardless of who is MP. He cares now it's near the election

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    • Yes uh! Politicians always fooling us. Had they not gone to the media they woulda still have the potholes on the main road in the village!

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  15. Presidente Alva Baptista, are u going to give laborians a gift for the next election. at least fix the main road in Laborie village.

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  16. ELECTIONS COMING........THAT ENT GO HELP YOU BOY.GONE ARE D..DAYS...NO MORE CHICKEN AND RUM FOR A VOTE.

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