Roseau, Dominica: The government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has pledged a yearly subvention of 100,000 dollars to the annual Giraudel Eggleston Flower show as preparations have begun to reintroduce the event in October 2022.
The announcement followed a site visit led by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Central South Constituency, Chakira Lockhart-Hypolite on Thursday, April 21, 2022, to get a first-hand view of the site’s progress.
The flower show is the much-awaited event by patrons across Dominica that was last held in 2016. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit also applauded the organizing committee for what he described as their hard work which has kept this flower show ongoing for decades.
“The flower garden here and the flower show really are testimonies to the tremendous work that so many of you have put in for so many decades, and bringing tourists here and bringing in the foreign exchange into Giraudeul and Eggleston. This is something we need to find a way of sustaining. And so we would like to partner with you in a more structured way to realize those things, “underlined PM Skerrit.
Prime Minister then announced that government will give a subvention to the committee to maintain the flower garden.
Further, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit also pledged $15,000 to the ongoing commitment to the purchase of seedlings and other necessary equipment. Prime Minister went on to say that this subvention will advance the experience which will in turn increase economic activity in the twin communities.
Minister for Tourism, International Transport, and Maritime Initiatives, Denise Charles stated that the preparation work on the site was a joy to see as the committee moves to reestablish the Giraudel Flower show.
The Minister also urged citizens from around Dominica to visit the enchanted garden and patronize the establishment so that the committee is able to maintain the site for years to come.
He added, “I want to encourage all Dominica to come to the show in November, but they will be open every weekend so you can come and buy they will be open every weekend so you can come and buy flowers that will help them raise much-needed revenue that they can use for the future development and maintenance of the site.”