Roseau Paint-A-Thon described as ‘more than just a tourism appeal’

A project undertaken by the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) aimed at beautifying buildings in the city of Roseau that have historic and architectural appeal, is being described as a major tourism boost for the island.

The Roseau Paint-A-Thon Project, which is being carried out in partnership with the Society of Heritage Preservation and Enhancement (SHAPE), continued on Saturday at the Seignoret’s family home, located at 34 Cork Street.

Research and Statistical Officer at Discover Dominica Authority, Mrs Monique Jacob-Ducler says they have already completed painting projects on more than four houses in the city.

Mrs Ducler says qualified contractors and painters were involved in the selection process, after which they inspected the chosen houses to assess their readiness and viability.

For the project, the partners chose colors that will not only add to the aesthetics of the neighborhood but are in keeping with the guidelines outlined for historic preservation.

The project came on the heels of activities held in May to observe Tourism Awareness Month on the island.

Mrs Ducler believes that this project augers well for the development and preservation of Dominica’s rich culture and heritage that is being marketed as a tourism product.

The project is being funded by the National Bank of Dominica.

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