Gov’t to continue focus on rebuilding Dominica in new year – PM Skerrit

The Prime Minister said continues to work to assist storm-affected communities
The Prime Minister said continues to work to assist storm-affected communities

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said his government will continue to focus on rebuilding Dominica in the new year.

Dominica suffered serious damage during the passage of Tropical Storm Erika on August 27 and the Prime Minister said government continued to work assiduously to assist affected communities.

“Since the passage of Tropical Storm Erika, government has focused on rebuilding,” he stated. “Every effort was made to provide access to all communities and we continue to work assiduously to deal with the communities in the east that are still challenged.”

He stated that he is pleased that night landing has been restored in a shorter period of time than anticipated at the island’s main airport.

“This was done with improved technology utilizing solar-based systems,” he said.

The Prime Minister said that government has sought to alleviate the social burdens caused by the storm and to bring relief to those who were directly affected.

“Despite the recovery program we have not lost sight of the other development imperatives,” he noted. “As I have indicated before some programs would have to be delayed, however, we remain committed to pushing the opportunities for creating employment.”

Skerrit indicated that last month his government passed all of the legislations that are necessary to give effect to policy decisions that are intended to enhance the environment for investment.

“This included, but not limited to. amendment to the VAT Act, the Aliens Holding Regulations, and the Stamp Duty Act,” he explained.

He stated further that recently government signed a contract for the construction of a new National Hospital which is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2016 and he spoke of promoting the island’s Citizenship by Investment Program.

“In recent weeks I have addressed a number of gatherings internationally in which the Dominica Citizenship By Investment (CBI) program have been promoted,” Skerrit said.

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79 Comments

  1. zammy
    December 23, 2015

    It would be a good idea for the PM and this government to just stop taking for the moment.
    It’s a set of talk that weighs down to nothing.
    Not one thing has been done after Errika. Dominicans are the nicest persons on earth, all that nonsense and broken promises yet they can’t take the streets to protest.
    By Now Dominicans should be told how much money there is and so forth
    PM SKerit you are so lucky it’s Dominica you are pm, don’t think you stand a chance to be pm outside Dominica. Perhaps the people’s expectations are low therefore you and your kabal killing them softly.
    Everything on the rise, with the exception of Development. ..
    Pm there are much more brilliant Dominicans out there even if your whole cabinet put together. ..
    Bright people careful reading throw the lies and mamaguy. ..
    Why don’t you show off like you did last year with all the hams jams and mahaut whiskey. .
    Just a set of lies and mamaguy
    You should be man of the year and F. baron woman…

  2. Zeb Kooess
    December 23, 2015

    Listen to a call to HELL. : Ringgggg, ringgggg, ringggggg. HELL-o who is diss? caller= ahm am in some trouble boss I’m sinking! satan= I sent you Erika didn’t you profit from the flood? caller= yes boss, big time. satan= so why you calling back so soon? caller= well, well, I think I losing power. satan= power? what power? look ah, don’t let me kick your butt – power is mine not yours! And by the way, I don’t sign life long contracts. all my contracts are temporary; and when you lose “power” call me back to sign another contract. And, hello! hello! ok I have to go, your president is on the other line. caller= which president, Obama? satan= is Obama your president? you seem to be losing it for true. See you again in Dubai. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  3. Tutu
    December 23, 2015

    Skerrit u are just an my barrel fully of air

  4. i
    December 23, 2015

    by the looks of things here it seems that the majority of ppl here are suffering.money not turning for them things slow in the country and theres a resounding MR PM WE ARE FED UP WE WONT LISTEN TO UR LIES ANYMORE U HAVE TO GO ….just read all the comments any way u look at it thats what im getn

  5. Marlon "Josh Shaw" Xavier
    December 23, 2015

    Skerrit … Over 12 years the road to Eggleston and Giraudel has not beed repaired, also when you all work on the Castle Comfort, Beau Bois and Giraudel section you all repair up to Blackmore home. Is best all of this cabal go im fed up of these guys. Fed up!

  6. Face the Facts
    December 22, 2015

    The critics are at it again, not being interested if Dominica is rebuilt or not. Otherwise you would not make such debasing comments. You are wasting your time. Get off your seat and do something for Dominica. Help the PM to rebuild it. You will be performing a great loyal service to your country.

    • Viewsexpressed
      December 23, 2015

      Face the Fact, stop begging ….the P|M has nothing to offer.
      I se a cry of desperate here..sob…sob. My friend, face the facts. Skerrit days are numbered, his rule is questionable.

    • MIA
      December 24, 2015

      Face the Facts you good, they are saying the same thing about (I AM DOMINICA)

  7. Delib
    December 22, 2015

    The best thing you can do for Dominica is to resign and let the country recover from Hurricane Skerrit that has destroyed the economy and also the moral fiber of Dominica. Dominica is the lowest it can go because of an incompetent leader . What did Dominica expect putting a boy to handle a man’s job

  8. 4cuppeople
    December 22, 2015

    That salesman owes more than he sells. :lol:

  9. jones tomas
    December 22, 2015

    Finally people with common sense is seeing what this PM is all about! He loves his country so much that his children are delivered in the United States? So, where is the money that so many countries donated in hope to help ‘rebuild’ Dominica? Where is the accountability?

  10. Lougawoo Memm
    December 22, 2015

    If the Venezuelans learn from their mistakes, maybe one day the Skerritites will learn. This is not about “Red versus Blue or Yellow”. It’s about the development of Dominica to a respectable status. Not a Dominica associated with diplomatic passport sale to international criminals. One that its leader in recent weeks addressed international gatherings but, unable to update on moneys given, or promised by the donor countries through Baroness Scotland. Or how much money was paid by the Nigerian minister for Petro resources. Diezani Alison Madueke? Tell us how much was deposited in the treasury from the proceedings.

  11. bigger
    December 22, 2015

    What on Gods earth has the opposition done for Dominica since Ericka? all they do is talk and spread rumors not a single cent has been identified all they know is to tell lies which of course you suckers will have to pay the courts.The airport is on and running Linton knew only after the PM announced it no interest in anything. We want to know how much money was collected with the phone in program (2)how much is left in WE THE PEOPLES INC. (3)how much money was collected at Marigot. I’ve heard so much about Transparency Accountability ect ect show the people that you are different

    • Viewsexpressed
      December 23, 2015

      YOu clearly have nothing to offer and nothing much to say. You sound like a beaten wolf crying out for help. You are in no position to ask about integrity of UWP, go ask Skerrit about all the passport money.

  12. Caretaker
    December 22, 2015

    Sir the answer to your question is, you cannot kick against the prick just you try it, and come back to me .! “laugh” The good lord gave you all the power to survive in a foolish world, If you failed you only have yourself to blame. You are missing something and you know it, we are there to help. God only help those who help themselves. You want to come to us but you are afraid. The Pope went to SYSIA AND THEY insist he wears bullet proof vest and he refused. You only fear God and not man.What will be will be. Back the winner. I hope you are no longer confused. GOD BLESS Always

  13. PoKeSa
    December 22, 2015

    Dominica’s and the Caribbean worst performing Prime Minster, :?: irrespective of being at the helm for over 15 years. He is fast challenging Mugaby for being the worst performing Head of State in the World.

  14. December 22, 2015

    PM Skerrit has been in office for over 10 years now, I wonder if he was to look back what would be his top 3 achievements as PM.What would be his top 3 things to do for Dominica. Keep up the good work.

  15. Yes
    December 22, 2015

    It’s easy for me to sit and type this, but the truth is although rebuilding is a high priority, Dominica should focus on completing the geothermal project; as it will be more vital to the economy of Dominica and its future.

    Dominica should consider the economical benefit of completing the geothermal project as soon as possible. I say this in light of the veiled threats to the supply and price of petroleum from Venezuela by the Americans. While oil prices are this low, advantage must be taken and the power plant completed.

    It seems as if whenever Dominica builds up momentum in its development, it is knocked back. This geothermal project is development in a new direction and should be given the highest priority.

    I think someone has lost sight of the fact that geothermal will bring Dominica; A new industry, More economical freedom and a revenue source to pay down debts.

    • December 24, 2015

      Are you residing in the valley, can’t you see all the pollution this thing is senfing out, skerrit and colin destroy the beauty of the valley, I something happen with this time bomd we in the valley will be toast for there is no way out for us in the valley, money is not all, take into consideration the lives of the citizens in the valley,

  16. Caretaker
    December 22, 2015

    What you can see is better than what you hear. proven: Before the Pm there was only one bridge in Roseau and now there are three bridges. The road markings made driving more enjoyable. Rebuilding the Country, it will be there to witness. Time is of essense,time is money. We are going to be to be part off this blessed Island, trust me on that, there was a time when everybody go to Antigua, by the year 2017 everybody will want to come to the one and only Domini————————-CA

  17. Too Bland we need Salt
    December 22, 2015

    Many moons ago as a teenager we would spend too much time on errands playing marble hole, then upon realization we would rush home with the most ridiculous of excuses. Today I read this pathetic statements of how Dominica development will proceed and I ask myself who will trust us now given all these charges of this government on the international scene. Now, thinking back on how Agriculture budget was reduced to make way for tourism, Dominica is faced with a surmountable challenge; the farmers are unhappy with roads & fertilizer distribution, and there is denial of the government influence in the distribution. One thing is clear a divided house cannot stand and the government of Dominica has not exhibit statesmanship to bring people together to remedy the ills in this country. The PM can speak of all sort of CBI and meetings, but until he can unify the country nothing he says will have traction and subsequently move the country forward. He needs to view this situation as critically.

  18. Da
    December 22, 2015

    This is the same old Hug wash Skerro has been selling for 15 years now. So how long wil it take you to show some progress after fifteen years of trying the same things over and over again?
    Are you and Dominicans suprised that you are getting the same underdevelopment results?
    What a foolish citizenry!

  19. %
    December 22, 2015

    Skerrit you can fool your labourites, but things CANNOT, I say cannot get better with you as PM. You cannot give what you do not have.The things that you are strong, powerful, famous and superb at, Dominica and Dominicans are fed up of them, so how can Dominica make progress.Which other country in this world would you ever be the PM of.Honestly I am appy that so many labourites are SUCEYING SEL.

  20. sellingmysovereingtyiscriminal
    December 22, 2015

    Skerritt continues to spew foolishness. Since Erika, how many times have you travelled? You fooled Dominicans again, telling them you will trot the world to seek assistance. Empty-handed you came back. up to now, Skerritt cannot tell Dominicans about any serious plan, moving forward.

    Skerritt continue to defy all, who dare question, speak about the selling of our passports. What CIP? What investment? Our passports like wealthy people’s doormats. Skerritt appoints Ambassadors, like peas, giving them passports, in exchange for God knows what. The country selling cheap, sold, Big time. Sold to those millionaires and billionaires, crooks, criminals, money-launderers, fraudsters, in corruption. NG Lap Seng main man in China relations?

    Are you not ashamed that your leader has been involved in dishing out our diplomatic passports, as if is his property? You not worried that many involved in criminal acts have our passports?

    hmm. Fear FBI, now UK Law

  21. dissident
    December 22, 2015

    De CBI program does not contribute to the lost property and dwellings particularly in petite savanne and other underprivileged farming communities.
    CBI promotion of Dominica is solely geared towards foreigner looking for 2nd citizenship. Our poor farmers can’t possibly be expected to buy into these investments. Your government won’t give away these high end up scale dwelling units like red clinic.
    2 years from now we will still be looking for an end in sight.
    What happened to construction work on de morrocan hotel?
    That’s your legacy!
    Live with it!

    From last election to now you have nothing to boast of after 3 terms in office.
    You really haven’t.
    I’m reading your lips.
    No way in hell de hospital project will commence on de first quarter of 2016

  22. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    December 22, 2015

    “He stated that he is pleased that night landing has been restored in a shorter period of time than anticipated at the island’s main airport.” (Roosevelt Skerrit).

    Roosevelt, you need to stop making a fool out of yourself, you are a one man circus; pleased as you are about seeing the pretty lights on the Run Way at night, what purpose are they serving? You can answer that question by producing some statistics. The idea of night land might be to attract more visitors to the island.

    Since the half of a billion dollars was spent on Ralph Gonzalez advise, how much more tourist your so called night landing has attracted to the island. Roosevelt when I was a little boy, I sat with Carlton Felix the first Air Traffic Controller in Dominica, and saw LIAT land at eight (8:00 PM) o’clock in the night on a bright summer day, there were no landing lights, you were not yet born!

    So, what is the big deal with your constant babbling, about night landing; nothing you say is new, you are…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      December 22, 2015

      So, what is the big deal with your constant babbling, about night landing; nothing you say is new, you are stale, spoilt milk. What Dominicans want to hear is when will an International Airport be built in the country? They have a saying in America which goes like this. “if I am doing bad with you, I can do bad by myself.” and that is in reference to a woman having a man in her life who is not capable of helping her. So what’s the point of you talking the same old crap, and not doing anything to help the people and country.

      With you the country is doing poorly, step aside, and let someone else become burdened trying to get the country to move in the right direction you are a pathetic waste of time, your time has long past, that is why there term limits in places like the United States. When one becomes ineffective it is time to go!

  23. December 22, 2015

    ***WARNING DOMINICANS*** In the event that serious visa restrictions are placed on Dominican Passport Holders, the value of our passports will be significantly decreased. This means that the CBI program will immediately fold as no one will be interested in purchasing a passport that has no significant visa-free entry privileges. This also means that the main source of financing for the Range-Kempinski and the more recent Tranquillity Beach Resort Dominica in Salisbury will be GONE (poof)! Then, what else is our Government doing to boost our economy and create employment? I respectfully ask my Labourite comrades to give me an answer on this one. Businesses are closing, there is virtually no exports, the abattoir and the coffee plant are basically white elephants. VAT revenues are at an all time low and the recently passed “highway maintenance tax” and “sweety tax” can in no way make up for lost VAT revenues. Can you see where this is heading?

    • Concerned
      December 23, 2015

      LabourofLove, it seems you have started singing a different tune. Welcome to the real world as we know it in Dominica.

  24. Megso
    December 22, 2015

    Night landing is dangerous because it comes from the sea, we need a proper airport skerritt, havnt you seen VC Bird international lately? both you and Linton are not capable of leading the nature island.

  25. Doc. Love
    December 22, 2015

    The Prime Minister has his priority wrong. The rebuilding of Dominica is obvious. I believe the Prime Minister should concentrate his unwavering efforts on damage control. Which serious head of state is going to assist you financially with the country carrying so much corrupted baggage. Which head of state is going to even want to speak to you when your nominee for Commonwealth Secretary can publicly insult her own people, far less for them in case there is disagreement in negotiating assistance for Dominica. Which reputable business organization will want to do business with you , when the passports of your country, be it regular or diplomatic are sold to all kinds of crooks. You talked about promoting the sales of Dominica’s passport at international gatherings, God forbids, a pass port gets into the hands of Isis. You will tell the world, due diligence was done, but no one will believe, judging on the case of the Nigerian lady. Merry Xmas everyone.

  26. too late
    December 22, 2015

    DNO there is an error in your headline; It should read,

    Gov’t to continue focus on selling diplomatic passports of Dominica to internatonal crooks in new year – PM Skerrit

  27. December 22, 2015

    Alas my people will continue to sue-say-cel. Where is the money to fix Dominica. This guy waste all Dominica monies doing nonsense. :-P

  28. REAL!!!!
    December 22, 2015

    This should read, continue to focus how to build his wealth in 2016 while the Dominicans get poorer and keep becoming beggars

  29. huh
    December 22, 2015

    yaaay. How much more debt did that party for the baronness incur?? How much did she raise? What is our current level of debt? when will the road be fixed in Boetica/Delices?

  30. sam
    December 22, 2015

    Just talk and never any action bla.. bla

    :-|
    :lol:

  31. Peter Potter
    December 22, 2015

    No Sir, you and your government do not focus on rebuilding but rather on selling passports. You have not got what it takes to rebuild Dominica and make it a better place to live.

  32. December 22, 2015

    Our dear and precious Supreme Leader’s attempt at “damage control” seems a bit off to say the least. It begins with the TS Erica mantra, goes into efforts to rebuild, night landing, creating an environment for investments, bringing employment, new hospital and ends up with the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program. It makes it quite obvious that our dear Prime Minister wants to divert attention from the fire that is now under his feet. It’s like saying: “hey guys I did nothing wrong, so let’s just move on”! Yet, all Dominicans (RESIDING IN DOMINICA) knows full well that there is REALLY no money coming in that would make a dent in the $1.3 Billion dollars needed to bring Dominica to any standard of proper infrastructural normalcy. The CBI program has been our Prime Minister’s main focus for the last almost four months. Now, it is the last thing mentioned in his statement. Where is an update on the benefits and accomplishments of your recent travels Sir?

    • Face the Facts
      December 22, 2015

      Have you turned critic and traitor? Oh my! What a switch. In this way you will drum up thumbs up. The other way, thumbs down. So you decided to go the other route as the non-supporters. How much can you be trusted and this is you and your words?
      If per chance this writer is an imposter/copycat, fear not to boot him/her out of your space.in no uncertain manner.

      • Sam
        December 24, 2015

        Alas!! There, there here is a tissue.

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  33. too late
    December 22, 2015

    Dominica has suffered serious damage because of Erika and has also suffered serious damage due to numerous local and international scandals

    • December 22, 2015

      What scandals? Name one with the accompanying evidence. No assumptions or hearsay or guilt by association mombo jumbo, just the facts.

    • Face the Facts
      December 22, 2015

      I do think must people are scandalous. Do not exonerate yourself. You are not an exception. Those who tarnish the names of others are also scandalous. The problem is they do not look at themselves, at their faults while they look at others and find faults with them.
      First take a look at yourself. Then you can look at others and criticize them, What have you done for Dominica?

  34. Floridian diaspora
    December 22, 2015

    Garson in front that Christmas there, money people want to hear about. If you not yet do anything since Erika pass, is next year you will do? You always there I will do, I will do, I will do. You thinking is a wedding ceremony that there man? Stop the I do’s and start working. Citizenship By Investment and VAT just won’t cut it. You run short on ideas or what? So many people claiming that you are the wise man from the east yet you have proven to be the dumb one from the west. If your family was from Delices and Boetica I wonder what you would have done. Do onto others as you would have them do onto you. These people are fed up of using zip lines as transportation over the precipice. Can you please assist them? My word in heaven, what a man

  35. December 22, 2015

    “In recent weeks I have addressed a number of gatherings internationally in which the Dominica Citizenship By Investment (CBI) program have been promoted,” Skerrit said. In light of the recent scandal I believe that the timing of this particular statement is wrong . The fact is that the CBI program is now under intense scrutiny after the Diezani Alison-Madueke scandal. It certainly would be wise not to be publicly advocating for the continuance of the program at this time. It would be better to assure the Dominican public and the International Community that your Administration is taking a closer look at the due diligence process of the CBI program and will be putting measures in place to make sure that recipients of passports through the program are legally and ethically suited. This statement actually sounds like an act of defiance against any International Authorities that are calling Dominica’s CBI program into question. Very bad timing Sir!

  36. kisses
    December 22, 2015

    you look so handsome my love,,,mwaa

    • %
      December 22, 2015

      No wonder you were clapping at the rum shop language, when Baronnes sent your brothers and sisters to !SUCE SEL.That’s what most labourites like you have for Christmas,,,, JUST SEL!

    • nonamegal
      December 22, 2015

      Say sa hahaha

    • Floridian diaspora
      December 22, 2015

      His well dimpled face will not put food on your table though. Fools!!! We love our P.M…. Just leave your boyfriend or your husband for him na!!! But then again on second thought I doubt he would want you even though you’re supporting him. For him, you wouldn’t compare to his American wife anyways. And besides, people like you are just mere pawns that he uses to do his dirty work and get reelected. After that he don’t know all you until in 5 years’ time again. It looks like your man isn’t cute enough for you. It seem like somebody put something in the Dominican atmosphere that have all you bazoodee. So that’s how he won the last election? These days we’re voting for the handsome one instead of the intelligent one? A fool you are indeed. Sor sot. Dunce

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        December 23, 2015

        In all the years I read comments on DNO, this is the one I love the best: Suck it to that fool!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahah!

        Roosevelt Skerrit perhaps laugh at that one until he fell to the ground acknowledging the truth in that comment!

        Ah thing ah know who wrote that, I suspect it might be one of the two in Canada oui!

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    • La Terre
      December 22, 2015

      Looking handsome will rebuild the country, and cause Dominica to be a better place to live, and bring Dominicans back to the self sufficient state they experienced years ago. Where is our priorities? Is it in good looks? or leading and governing the country in a manner that will improve the life and welfare of the citizens overall.

    • Viewsexpressed
      December 23, 2015

      Disgustingly and deceitfully handsome. MY parents always told me that never put beauty before the beast, handsome, beauty is a guise.
      What I want is loyalty, honesty and openness. This guy has failed on all counts.
      Do not walk up the isle with this kind of character

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      December 23, 2015

      When your belly start twitching from hunger and you have nothing to eat call out to your love handsome god Skerrit, that Mountain Chicken Crapo Mentality, and see how much food he will feed you!

      Oooooooooooooooopppppppppppppppppppssssssss: sorry, my mistake he will call you down at the red clinic, and just like Obama he will push his hand a his wooden draw, pulled out a fist full of dollars and give it to you so that you cane at for one day!

      When you want medical treatment that you cannot get in Dominica call handsome boy god Skerrit, wid he dimples on he cheek and see if he will tell you doh beg Dominicans for help to pay for your medical treatment overseas he will allow you to pull dollars out of his dimples oui!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaah!

      That Mountain Chicken Crapo Mentality how to brain wash people like you into loving him more than you love yourself. Be reminded him married a you into adultery!

  37. MIA
    December 22, 2015

    Mr. PM as a Dominican/Business owner am behind you 100% together we stand and divided fall. “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” –Andrew Carnegie …………….. Let us move forward

    • Floridian diaspora
      December 22, 2015

      When a man always travelling first class around the world as if he on a permanent vacation and when he comes back he doesn’t disclose any information to his people, you call that teamwork? Is people like you skeritt have seeing a 6 for a 9. The fact is that the bar in Dominica has been set so low that any little thing that your beloved P.M. does brings you all great satisfaction. Yet on the ground it is evident that nothing has been done since Erika and his majesty is doing nothing but enhancing his passport selling tactics whilst tarnishing our name. But I have no fear as I do not have need for a Dominican passport anymore because I have become an American citizen. I’ll leave it to you fools to figure out the future travel restrictions that will be placed on Dominica. Sor sot. Dunce

      • MIA
        December 23, 2015

        For your info am a US citizen like you…………….lo and you must not call people fool when you don’t no them or maybe if you look on you ride side you may see the biggest fool which is you……….

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      • MIA
        December 23, 2015

        I will never turn my back on my country that’s the reason I invested in a business in MY HOME LAND.

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    • Shameless
      December 22, 2015

      In certain societies they refer to people like you as a sore-kass! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Don’t use Andrew Carnegie in your foolishness mister. Lets we forget…I am Delecies, Boetica and Salisbury, are you? :twisted: :twisted: Why don’t you and our deceitful PM join the Baroness in the UK and SUCE SEL? :twisted:

      Assertive, Never Aggressive! :twisted: :twisted:

      • MIA
        December 23, 2015

        Am sorry for you, if you read you will be more open minded and can have a proper conversation, even your postings would be better……………… :lol: have a great Christmas lessshame

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    • Face the Facts
      December 22, 2015

      This is so correct. The critics and destroyers will never appreciate such eloquent words which boil down to, cooperation, to build a better Dominica..

    • MIA
      December 23, 2015

      Learning……………………..During the last century we have moved from the Industrial Age through the Information Age to the Knowledge Age. The ability to obtain, assimilate and apply the right knowledge effectively, will become a key skill in the next century. Our ability will no longer be judged solely by qualifications gained in the past, but will also be assessed by our capacity to learn and adapt in the future.

      Learning is important, (WAKE UP MY PEOPLE)

    • Cpt Joe Sparrow
      December 23, 2015

      your business must be one of those that rely on Govt handouts!!

      • MIA
        December 24, 2015

        I run business for the people and not for government hand out, is people like you that have the country in that state………………(Small businesses have been the engines of economic growth in America, creating two-thirds of net new jobs*. In today’s economy, small businesses matter even more) now whoever you are can you joint me in Dominica and open a small business to employ someone, pay duties, tax, and social security. LET US HELP BUILD OUR COUNTRY WITH SOMETHING SMALL AS A SMALL BUSINESS………………………

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      • MIA
        December 24, 2015

        I AM DOMINICA………………. now can you say that like me, or after me?

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  38. Floridian diaspora
    December 22, 2015

    By now this should have realized that he cannot fool anybody besides himself. What has he done after Erika? Nothing!!! Just look at the forgotten people of Delices and Boetica who are currently using zip lines as a means of transportation over treacherous precipices while he and Patricia Baroness laid away in a manger popping champagne and now you want to come run your mouth? These people have been stocked it their villages for months and you continue to demonstrate to us that you do not have a heart of flesh and blood but rather one that is made out of stone. Citizenship By Investment and VAT act my foot. I guess this means more so called high level meetings in which you will travel to Dubai and come back empty handed. His majesty has rendered himself as useless to the citizens of Dominica. Garcon put your focus where it is needed and get the people of Delices and Boetica out of their misery and leave that Nigerian scandalous woman alone.

  39. December 22, 2015

    Skerrit, you aint got a clue as to how to rebuild Dominica, you are a perfect example of incompetence :-D

    • Face the Facts
      December 22, 2015

      If I were to write a book about poverty, detailing the reasons why some people are poor, I expect it would open your eyes and you would never make such a comment again. It is my plan to do so. I reside in an area of the world where there is poverty. It has many faces. It projects the reason why people are poor which is by no means the fault of any government. So cease your blame game and open your mind and think.

      • December 23, 2015

        Skerrit and the DLP are as incompentence as one can get, 16 years in office and nothing to show for it

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      • Viewsexpressed
        December 23, 2015

        Face the Facts you are ignorant of the definition of poverty. Corruption creates poverty is where the government abuses public funds, have overloaded government ministers, feed on the ignorance of people …made corrupt promises they could not keep, kept the people in poverty as beggars with the red clinic, no employment created……..hefty government,,….18 and still counting……..etc etc….

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      • MIA
        December 23, 2015

        EXCELLENT POSTING, I think that’s one of the main problem in Dominica (THE BLAME GAME) PEOPLE PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING.

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        December 24, 2015

        Lady Facts, one thing you need to remember ; is that poverty in Canada, America, Europe, are far different than poverty in Dominica! Poverty in Dominica poverty, dirt poor!

        If you find someone walking bare feet in any of the countries I named, they are doing it by choice, or they might be out of their mind and in a demented state! Poverty in Dominica, means there are people today who does not have a penny to buy food, there are still people walking without shoe on their feet, some never got out of the flip-flop you all calls push-in; that is poverty.

        I am in a business Lady Facts where I deal with people who are supposed to be living in poverty. Ninety (90%) of the people I rent to: rents are subsidized by the State or Federal government. Here is an example of one such person; her monthly rent is $1,800.00 dollars per month, of that total she pays me out of her pocket $56.00 dollars. The government pays directly to me the balance of $1,744.00 each and every month! Last week I…

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        December 24, 2015

        Last week I went to put the trash out; in the parking space I gave here for free, she has a brand new fifty something thousand dollar motor vehicle parked there: as a matter of fact two SUV’s along with another car, so she has four in all: Do you have four motor vehicles Facts?

        Some of them have better materialistic things in their apartment than I the supposed landlord have in me house you see. Use what you read here as the thesis for your book!

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  40. cameron
    December 22, 2015

    Skerrit please just tell the poor people the truth,you will continue to sell the passsports …..,without any accountabilty to them,and you and the Barones will have them continue to suck salt.

  41. Mark
    December 22, 2015

    Mr. PM would that development include the selling of more diplomatic passports Sir? What about the folks who got laid off at DCP. Sorry Mr. I don’t believe any thing you say. You have lost my confidence and support.

  42. Joan
    December 22, 2015

    only laborites believe this nonsense. go suck salt.

  43. Viewsexpressed
    December 22, 2015

    Skerrit ,behave yourself please. Who are you depending on to rebuild after you and cabal kill it and take us to the ground?… who…, the Nigerian politician with our passport, you hid from us.? Man we Dominicans cannot take you seriously, it is like political comedy every time you utter words of so called development.
    Who do you think you are impressing..? Sir we do not trust you with the truth……let alone with an honest lie.

    • December 22, 2015

      The only plan the UWP has is to object to anything that Skeritt proposes and dream of the day when they will be in power selling passports. The sale of passports will continue under a UWP administration. Did the UWP explain to its supporters what the arrangement was with the company now operationg in St. Kitts that is associated with the citizen by investment program.Did the party leader explain the term …” enlighten global citizen”….I think the UWP supporters should ask of their leadership what is their position on the sale of passports or the citizenship by investment program. Remember that it was as a result of the actions of the UWP that Dominicans are now required to have a visa to enter Canada.

    • MIA
      December 23, 2015

      Find yourself within yourself before you can tell the PM/someone else to behave themselves! who and what was taken to the grown, are you for real, and what’s the truth? we are all at some point in our life hiding and covering up behind the word TRUTH. (When you constantly blame others, view yourself as a victim and feel others are causing all of your hardships, you inevitably surround yourself with anger, resentment and negative thoughts — all of which are surefire ways to bring on fatigue, sadness, stress and even chronic disease.) my people let us move on and build Dominica as a team……………..

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