Dominica Editor's Choice Press release



Dominica’s Ministry of Tourism is pleased to announce the signing of contracts for two significant projects within the Kalinago Territory: the restoration of L’Escalier Tete Chien and the upgrade of the Kalinago Barana Aute (KBA) Waterfall Site. The contracts, signed on April 5, 2024, are part of the ministry’s ongoing efforts to uplift the island’s tourism infrastructure and enrich visitor experience.

The KBA Waterfall Site Upgrade, spearheaded by contractor Richard Davis is costed at $24, 334.36 and will revitalize the waterfall area, enhance accessibility, improve safety measures, and increase aesthetic appeal. The site will remain a center for community ceremonies and rituals, further cementing its status as a treasured community asset.

The restoration of L’Escalier Tete Chien, led by contractor Lyroy Williams will cost $66,709.32 and aims to restore one of the Kalinago Territory’s most cherished landmarks. This effort will draw visitors from around the globe to experience its natural beauty and cultural significance.

The initiatives form a critical component of the broader Kalinago Pillar strategy spearheaded by the Ministry of Tourism. This strategy aims to foster sustainable tourism and safeguard the cultural heritage of the Kalinago Territory to enhance Dominica’s appeal as a prime destination for green-conscious travelers and adventure seekers. Simultaneously, it seeks to stimulate the local economy and ensure the preservation of cultural traditions, aligning with the goals of sustainable development.

“Our commitment to the Kalinago Territory goes beyond mere enhancements of physical sites; it is a testament to our dedication to preserving the soul of our island. By revitalizing L’Escalier Tete Chien and upgrading the Kalinago Barana Aute (KBA) Waterfall, we aim to integrate our history and culture into every visitor’s experience, ensuring that the legacy of the Kalinago people continues to thrive. These projects contribute to the transformation of the landscape of tourism in the Kalinago Territory that we hope will strengthen the livelihoods in the community,” said Minister of Tourism, Honorable Denise Charles-Pemberton.

 “I am delighted to be part and parcel of a government that is mindful of the rich cultural heritage  of the Kalinago community. This investment will without a doubt enhance our tourism product,” added the Honorable Cozier Frederick, Minister for the Environment, Rural Modernization, Kalinago Upliftment and Constituency Empowerment.

In tandem with these landmark projects, the Ministry of Tourism is diligently advancing other crucial undertakings slated for completion by the end of the fiscal year. These efforts include:

  • Rehabilitation of access steps at Trafalgar Falls, costing $22,000.
  • Upgrades to washroom facilities at Emerald Pool, totaling $118,318.
  • Completion of the Cana Heritage Park restaurant, estimated at $61,759.83.
  • Completion of the Caribantic building in Scott’s Head, with a budget of $318,000.
  • Electricity supply upgrade at Titou Gorge, amounting to $104,578.00.
  • Indian River lighting project, costing $44,374.

As these projects unfold, they promise to redefine the visitor experience and pave the way for a brighter, more prosperous future for the Kalinago Territory and Dominica and make Dominica the number one green destination in the world.

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