first_imgLocalNews Village council gets funds to improve small business by: – April 4, 2013 Prime Minister and Finance Minister Roosevelt Skerrit presented the cheque to the newly installed chairman Eric Serrant, during its 20th inaugural meeting. (file photo)The St Joseph Village Council, on Wednesday, April 3rd, received a $200, 000.00 cheque from the government.Prime Minister and Finance Minister Roosevelt Skerrit presented the cheque to the newly installed chairman Eric Serrant, during its 20th inaugural meeting.The funds he said should go towards small business development in that constituency.“As I understand it meeting young people, a number of them are extremely talented, who would like the start-up capital to do their small business,” Mr. Skerrit noted.The funds he noted could go towards fishing, music development, arc-welding or bakery, among other business initiatives.“All of these people are interested in creating employment for themselves and we would like the council to implement that program on behalf of the government and in collaboration with the Small Business Support Unit,” he said. The council will be responsible for managing the resources and Mr Skerrit proposed that “before anybody received money from this program that we have about a one week training program to test to see who is serious”.The other councilors include Danny Edmond, John Williams, Kentish Shillingford and Kelshia Breezie.Parliamentary representative for the St. Joseph Constituency Kelvar Darroux admonished the councilors to work assiduously towards the development of their community.“You have to ensure that you being on the council is for the betterment of this community of St Joseph, this has to be your priority and if this is not your priority, then you’re not in the right place,” he said. He further advised that if their goal is not to move the community forward in a positive and practical way then they should not be on the council either.“I believe my dear friends that too many times in St. Joseph, in this community; some of us we talk too much and when it comes time to act, we cannot act,” Mr. Darroux saidThus, he called on all councilors to let their actions speak.Dominica Vibes News Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Share 17 Views   one comment Sharing is caring!last_img