Roseau, Dominica: Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica, reported that the Government has signed an agreement with the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) to upgrade the Champagne Beach Facility for USD 558,000 (EC1.5 million).
The CDF is a Caribbean Community institution that provides financial and technical assistance to member states.
This new project primarily focuses on upgrading the facilities and convenience at Champagne Beach. It is anticipated to provide visitors a great experience and develop multiple job opportunities simultaneously.
The Champagne Beach, near the Southern village of Pointe Michel, is among Dominica’s most popular tourist attractions. Worldwide visitors come to the beach for diving, snorkelling, and exploring aquatic life and vegetation.
PM Skerrit shares the details of the dealing between the CARICOM Development Fund and the Government of Dominica through his official Facebook account.
On October 11, 2023, Irving McIntyre, the Dominican Minister of Finance and Economic Development and Rodinald Soomer, Chief Executive Officer of the CARICOM Development Fund, signed the deal to upgrade the famous Champagne Beach.
After the completion of upgrades at the Champagne Beach Facility, it will consist of a reception area in the basement, where visitors can find vending units, changing rooms, lockers, and spa services.
The upper levels will consist of a restaurant, a bar, a spacious dining area, washrooms, and ample open space for recreational and entertainment activities like hosting parties, beach games and many more.
Finance Minister Irving Mcyintyre emphasized that the upgrades will enhance the visitor’s experience and generate multiple employment opportunities, first from the construction phase and then from the operational phase.
He added that it will open doors of opportunities for local entrepreneurs. The talented Dominican citizens will get a chance to earn by doing what they can do best and significantly contribute to a vibrant tourism ecosystem.
Additionally, upgrading the beach facility will open doors of opportunities for neighbouring communities and tourism stakeholders island-wide.