Scotts-Head benefits from New Filling Station
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says that the new filling station, which officially opened on Tuesday August 20th, will improve the livelihood of the fisher men and by extension the entire community of Scotts Head.
The St. Marks filling station was funded by Petro Caribe Dominica and is one of six filling stations functioning throughout the island.
Mr. Skerrit said to the fishermen at the official opening said the filling station creates a better opportunity for them to create a better for themselves and family.
Every gallon that is sold the fishermen gains a fifty cents rebate, which benefits them and the community.
Mr. Skerrit said these projects are established to empower communities and the ordinary working class people, to help elevate their economic standards.
The aim of the Government is to ensure that every single child in the country has the opportunity to attend school.
The Prime Minister said the community has been benefitting for years from the provisions of transportations, textbooks and uniforms provided for the children.
Acting General Manager of PDV, Ian Pinard, says the contribution of the company to national development is of great importance.
Mr. Pinard said the people of Scottshead have seen the improvement made by the Petro Caribe in many forms.
The Soufriere, Scottshead sea defence wall, Soufriere link road and now the filling stations all under Petro Caribe funding, are significant investments in our country.
According to Mr. Pinard, 1.7 million dollars have been invested in the six filling stations thus far and an additional four will soon be constructed in the communities of Dublanc, Anse De Mai, Layou and Mahaut, costing approximately 1.2 million dollars.
Reginald Austrie, Minister for Housing Lands and Telecommunications and charged with responsibility for Petro Caribe, says to date, many persons are trying to destroy Petro Caribe.
We have ensured that these funds can be used as a pension fund, health fund, education fund or a fund to replace your motors or buy your spare parts to move forward and to me that is what is impressive about those gas stations”.
Petro Caribe has always been and will continue to make contributions to society, Mr. Austrie said.