The Roseau West Bridge may be subject to remaining after Historian Dr. Lennox Honychurch at a forum last evening called for the renaming of the Roseau West Bridge to the Phyllis Shand Allfrey Bridge.
According to sources, Allfrey was the founder of the Dominica Labour Party. She was a Social Activist, Newspaper Editor and Politician who served in the Government of Sir Grantley Adams as Minister of Labor and Social Affairs.
Dr. Honycurch addressed a forum to commemorate 52 years of self-government under the theme, “March 1967-March 2019: Remembering some early pioneers.”
“I have written a letter over 5 years ago when there was notice of the building of the new bridge still called the “West bridge” and i wrote a letter to the government suggesting that the West bridge be named the Phyllis Allfrey bridge…The famous Hurricane Maria intervened and all of these things got destabilized a bit but i would like to recommend that again and it would be fitting in the center of the capital those two names will stand next to each other “Loblack and Allfrey.”