Dominica identifies contacts for nationals living in Irma-affected countries

A scene in Tortola after Irma. Photo: Freeman Rogers

Roseau, Dominica (September 15, 2017) — The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has been facilitating Dominican nationals desirous of returning home as a result of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in French St. Martin, Dutch Sint Maarten, Tortola and Anguilla, to be transported to Dominica.

This is in an effort to ensure the safety and wellbeing of citizens in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma as the affected countries concentrate on their emergency response and recovery efforts.

To better coordinate these efforts, in light of poor communication in those islands, the Government has taken the decision to assign point persons who can be contacted to provide information.

The following focal point persons can be contacted to register in these countries:

-Dutch St. Maarten – Mr. Clayton Felix

Contact information: 1-721-527-6801

-French St. Martin – Maria Joseph

Contact information: 011-590-690-51-32-59

-Tortola – Ms. Joanne Azzouz & Jasmine Brewley at J & C Trading

Contact information: 1-284-346-7009

-Anguilla – Mr. Quincy Gumbs

Contact information: 1-264-497-2976

Relatives of affected individuals are also invited to contact the following Focal point persons in Dominica to assist with the arrangements for the transfer of our nationals as follows:

For French Saint Martin and Dutch Sint Maarten – Ms Athenia BenjaminTel: 767-285-7774

Tel: 767-285-7774
Email: benjamina@dominica.gov.dm

For Tortola – Ms Loreen Joseph
Tel: 767-266-3395/767-275-0680
Email: seoprotocol@dominica.gov.dm

For Anguilla – Ms Claudia Walters
Tel. 767-266-3224/767-276-7007
Email: walterc@dominica.gov.dm

The cooperation of the general public is solicited, as we seek to assist those affected by Hurricane Irma.

The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica stands in full solidarity with the Government and people of the hurricane-ravaged islands and pledges its full support to their relief and recovery efforts.

 

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30 Comments

  1. Indrid Isidore
    September 18, 2017

    You’re right, “thethingswesay”. He did tell them to stay. Guess he changed his mind.

  2. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    September 17, 2017

    Look at BS, like in bull crap, bull feces!

    Skerrit and his clones politicized everything so much that they are making fools of themselves believing nobody will notice. What is the point of telling someone living in Tortola, St. Maarten, Anguilla, or Barbuda, or an illegal stock in St. Thomas USVI who needs help to call a number in England. The number prefix which is 011- is a number somewhere in England.

    You suggest somebody to stay in any of the affected places and call Athena Benjamin in Wesley, or E-mail her @ benjamina@dominica.gov, at an E-mail address which does not work more than half time; call Loreen again in Dominica.

    How stupid are the person who wrote all of that. To call Dominica, or England from any of the affected place are toll calls, if these people need help where are they going to get money to pay for these calls?

    How dumb are our people?

    For French Saint Martin and Dutch Sint Maarten – Ms Athenia BenjaminTel: 767-285-7774

    Tel:…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      September 17, 2017

      Continue:

      For French Saint Martin and Dutch Sint Maarten – Ms Athenia BenjaminTel: 767-285-7774

      Tel: 767-285-7774
      Email: benjamina@dominica.gov.dm

      For Tortola – Ms Loreen Joseph
      Tel: 767-266-3395/767-275-0680

      Athenia can scarsely help herself in Wesley, how is she going to help a stranded person who need help housing with food and wherever they are. Is she going to send them a ticket to travel to Dominica. What sort of help are the selectieve people going to give to those who need help.

      If this was not a show, there would be identified designated locations on the damage islands where Dominicans could go to request help, even repatriation, that is the kind of effective help people need, and simply talking to some dunce idiot who can’t help their situation!

  3. Shameless
    September 16, 2017

    Thank you Lennox, Matt, Dr. Fontain, Blessings and every other patriot who joined their voices and put PRESSHA on the idiotic PM to bring our affected people home. May the good lord continue to guide and protect you all because regardless of what people may think of you the actions you take always show your love for country 1st above all politics. I pray to god that those affected NEVER forget how Skerro and the DLP Cabal turned their backs on them in their time of need.

    Some may say a little too late but I still applaud the PUNJABE Dr, from Enbar, Vielle Casee for changing his mind and putting his tail in his behind to do the right thing. Egg on his face and shame in his eyes!

    Assertive like Mama Eugenia! :twisted:

  4. Anonymous
    September 16, 2017

    P,M, does not get it does he? Now he has appointed party hacks as contact persons so the people who get assistance are sure to know who is their Lord savior. Make sure they all get a free red cap and t-shirt to wear on their arrival home. And Blackmoore garbling about not putting politics into helping our people? Well go and teach your boss man because he can not do anything unless he benefits one way or the other. Fourteen years he is captain of the ship and we are still rudderless and drifting in circles.

  5. dennis
    September 16, 2017

    as I sympathize with the Dominican who was ravaged by hurricann Arma please learn a lesson from this situation . During Election you all come home and vote a Government who has done nothing productive for the country just Grabbbbbbbbbbbb and go You all live in pretence notwithstanding the Message for the Hour during the 2014 election . Now the same Dominica you all take a joy spree and just come and vote go suck the salt with the Dominica people what you all going to do When you all live in Luxury in St. Martin St. Thomas Tortolia Angulia etc and now coming back to scratch misery Lesson Learn 17 yrs of Labour Party have put you all behinnnnnnnnnnnnnd time, I dont live in Dominica i would never come and vote in Dominica Period

  6. Affa
    September 15, 2017

    Whether he put his foot in his mouth or not, that lifeline should have been extended from day one, from the heart.

  7. CBI MONEY
    September 15, 2017

    Great job Dominique show the world we can take care of our people anywhere in the world

  8. DLP STRATEGIST
    September 15, 2017

    Come on Mr PM or whoever in Foreign Affairs is responsible, we have enough Nationals in Anguilla for contacts… How come we have an Aguillan for this position?

  9. Lasko
    September 15, 2017

    They forget those in St Thomas/ St John’s man…..

  10. September 15, 2017

    Who is paying there way back home, and when they get here are we the taxes payers gonna foot the bill ? the Roseau general post Office is still standing there like an eye sore, and yet all this money is being given away, where are our priorities ? no body is talking about the post office , NOT EVEN MATT IN THE MORNING , with the hurricane season, and all that scafolled falling on people”s head, come on skerro do something with that post office man.

    • An insider
      September 15, 2017

      Passport money that’s where its coming from . As if you did not know lol La P

    • Me
      September 15, 2017

      @ la po gabwit …I bet is a cardboard house you have and here you are trying to say “scafolled” falling. What word is this? Can’t be found in the dictionary

    • Anon
      September 15, 2017

      Aid to storm victims. It’s called a life, get a life id10t??

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      September 15, 2017

      You must educate yourself and become broadminded. Grow up!
      Consider, a time as this the US and Canadian governments also the European ones send planes of all to transport their nationals back to their country. It is paid for by taxpayers money. Not one of these nationals in those countries question the government, where is the money coming from.
      Those of us who are naturalized citizens, if we were in a country and such occurred, even unrest, the government would send air transportation to take us back, with other citizens of their country, to the respective country we reside in. This is the advantage of being a naturalized citizen.

  11. tell me about it
    September 15, 2017

    what a reactionary government it took them 10 days and pressure from their nationals to get to that arrangement!!

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      September 15, 2017

      I do not think so. Too many of you misunderstood what the PM stated. Everything takes time. Plans have to be made, arranged and in an organized manner. You should know, “Rome was not built in a day.”

    • September 16, 2017

      Did you listen to the Prime Minister’s press conference?

    • September 16, 2017

      It was clearly stated by the PM at his press conference, that arrangements were been made to assist Dominicans wishing to return home. You should try listening to the press conference. By the way if you are a Dominican no one can stop you from returning to Dominica, what is at play here is that to many people want a free ride. When America evacuated its citizens the citizens have to pay, yet we all expect Dominica with a vulnerable and struggling economy to foot the bill of forced return of Nationals from greener pastures.

    • June
      September 17, 2017

      Yes we. We always have to give them fire to get what we want. How you can say stay and rebuild eh. And we sucking salt. Lol. Great job Dominicans keep the pressure we not sucking no damn salt.

  12. Dominica, Goodwill
    September 15, 2017

    Does everything have to be politics
    ……. every single one of these persons on this list is a strong supporter of Skerrit…. not DLP but Skerrit!

    SMFH at that dam government….. no neutral grounds, is Skerrit or nothing at all.

    I want to see what the man in Anguilla going to get from Skerro cause word on the street is he was the one who took the names of Dominicans in Anguilla for tickets to come down and vote …. organized the whole thing…..and he has been in DA a number of times having meetings with Skerro and Charlo… he want CBI money too man lol lol

  13. UK Dominican
    September 15, 2017

    Better late than never I suppose but the self-inflicted wounds by the P.M. may well leave permanent scars.
    They say that elephants have a long memory but believe me, people who believe they have been wronged outdo elephants in that regard. Ask the P.M.

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      September 15, 2017

      I will defend the PM because some of you are so ignorant that you twisted, turned and misunderstood what the PM stated and meant. Furthermore, the heading of the article did not give due credit to the PM. Many of you are wrong.
      I know someone from Anguilla who resides in Ontario. I wonder if she will ever criticize the PM? However, if she were to make that comment, I would correct her. One day I will speak to her about it.

  14. Look It
    September 15, 2017

    Wey “Let The Truth Be Known- Original” :lol: :lol: :lol: you aren’t ashamed????? You were busy posting and replying to other posts that spoke against the crap Skerrit said … reckon they won’t be better if they stay anymore??? What happen their insurance not going to give them back moneys as you had so stupidly put it???

    Now Skerro feel the backlash for the crap he spoke, he join Linton and now accommodating the movement of persons back to DA…. he is not aiding Mass Evaluation…you fools are always too stupid to think for yourselves and are always to quick to defend everything that Skerro does and says, then you all stay standing with Sh!t on you all faces!

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      September 15, 2017

      You are also ignorant. There you go again. You are another one who misunderstands what others state. Open your mind. It is small and limited.
      I am certain not all of them will travel to Dominica. Even though they did, it will not prevent them from getting any insurance that they are entitled to. They will still get it all the same when the insurance company gets relevant information, processes it and determines how much they will get and when.
      You should do some traveling and work overseas. You will learn much. Your response projected that you know very little and about these matters.
      I have insurance and I know what I am talking about. There is nothing you can teach me. Smarten up!

  15. DA in AXA - BS
    September 15, 2017

    I want to know why is Quincy Gumbs the contact for Dominicans in Anguilla. There are a number of well abled Dominicans on Anguilla …. I don’t get the connection at all…. this man has yet to ask one Dominican what are their plights or visited one home of a Dominican.

    I really want to know what he aims to benefit from this…. this nassatisic personality, saviour complex fool… Dominicans here cannot stand a bone in his body, even those who work for him, who he treats like little boys and servants.

    You all need to find someone else to allow Dominicans to comfortably be dealt with.

    I’m seeing back and waiting to see how he is going to personally benefit because this man does nothing without beat his chest like his the great King Kong.

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      September 17, 2017

      Anguilla is a smaller country and everyone knows everyone.
      Quincy Gumbs is a business man and a reliable person which is why he was probably chosen.

  16. thethingswesay
    September 15, 2017

    Thought he was telling them to stay and help rebuild earlier in the week.

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      September 15, 2017

      How many smart D/cans are there who access this website and comment on it?
      You are another one who lacks proper comprehension. Do you know what mass evacuation is compared to a few?

    • Me
      September 17, 2017

      He who pays the piper calls the tune!

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