With the roads finally cleared of mud and debris sufficiently to allow traffic through, we set off to make contact with friends around the country. In St Joseph, Our adopted daughter's Aunty and Granny were safe and sound Our friend Royette, with her eleven children, were sheltering in the foundation of their home, their new wooden house completely blown away. However she proudly showed me that the new toilet was still intact!!! It was interesting to see how the country villages were much cleaner and more organised than the urban area... much stronger sense of community and calm.
The City of Roseau continued to feel troubled with foreign police officers in camouflage directing traffic up dead ends and causing gridlock and arresting teenagers for being out after curfew! Several escaped prisoners were recaptured one was shot dead for resisting arrest and another had his knee cap shattered. Jamaican police don't joke. After four weeks people began to return to work but there was a pervasive sense of shock and disbelief as most houses had lost their roof and there was a sense of panic when it rained or blew heavily. even at the Fort Young operations Centre that had a dozen areas where water dripped through.
Lifeline Ministries Dominica
3 Munro Street
Goodwill / Roseau
Commonwealth of Dominica
Tina Alexander, Director
Tina Cell: 767-235-8367 (also What's App)
Office Cell: 767-275-8367