No Royal visit for Dominica

Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, are expected to visit a number of Caribbean states

Dominica has been excluded from the list of Caribbean states that will be hosting a member of Britain’s Royal Family next year as the Commonwealth celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, will visit the Caribbean in 2012 as part of a global tour celebrating 60 years of the Queen on the throne.

Buckingham Palace has announced that they will visit the Queen’s 15 realms and other destinations with close links to the United Kingdom next year. However they will not be calling on Dominica.

The pair of royals will visit Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. Meanwhile Prince Harry will visit Jamaica, Belize and the Bahamas.

It is understood that the reason for Dominica’s exclusion is because the Commonwealth of Dominica is a republic with its own head of state. Queen Elizabeth II is not the head of state of Dominica but she is the head of state of all the other member states of the OECS and Jamaica, Belize, the Bahamas, Barbados and the British Overseas Territories.

Although a visit is being made to Trinidad and Tobago, that twin island republic became independent as part of the monarchical system. Dominica was the only Commonwealth Caribbean state to go directly into independence as a republic.

The Diamond Jubilee marks the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne following the death of her father, King George VI on February 6, 1952.

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219 Comments

  1. en rouge
    January 6, 2012

    when they visit are they bringing wit them pounds.are we going to benefit ,if we are not getting anything best they stay where they are…..and dominican is high time we are bringin our country down .that why we always have this old negative talkin from poeple oh d/can hungry we poor it hurt.imagin a guy from da come 2lucia he eh even visite d island a few building and the meriner mate low rate da so much.while lucian sayin we dont even have much poeple and now they sayin d/ca is comin up like a bullet .now skeritt have over 70.000 mounth to feed d other countries eh helpin they jus want to comand we must recieve help from.well we gettin help. is there we have 2 take it .we name the most poorest in the world strangers eh even want to do buiness wit us .so wat to do skeritt do what u have to do .poeple will talk let them talk .tell them better days are coming where ever labour party rulin in the world. godbless you

  2. THE FLOWER
    December 19, 2011

    When it was reliased that Patrick John had brought Dominica to shame and disrepute, once the Dominican pasport was seen in any foreign immigration department it was problem for the holder. Thank God Mamo came to the rescue and gave us back our pride and honour. This article shows that again that Dominica is not respected in the international arena. Who is going to give us back our dignity and respect as a nation? Dominica needs to move from under these grey clouds that are theatening its acceptance in the international community.

  3. donald royer
    December 19, 2011

    What is the big deal about this. Look at it this way .You will be saving some tax dollars that you would have to spend on security and other events related to this. The monarchy is an outdated institution which that provides no real function. Say it like it is.

  4. artfield bristol
    December 19, 2011

    i am amazed at the kind of comments i am reading.looks as though a lot of you are uneducated,misinformed or know nothing at all other than to belch rubbish most of you should just shut the hell up.ignorant

  5. Think Again
    December 19, 2011

    If they had decided to come to Dominica would there still be calls for the abolishing of the monarchy and the huge expense of royal visits? just asking

  6. Nrt
    December 18, 2011

    Good!

  7. Nigel
    December 18, 2011

    who cares. what do they do for us? NOTHING!! AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED THE QUEEN AND THE ROYAL FAMILY CAN KICK ROCKS. WE DONT NEED THEM IN DOMINICA. ALL WE NEED IS OUR PEOPLE TO UNIT AND CREATE A BETTER DOMINICA FOR THE FUTURE

  8. Pedro
    December 18, 2011

    in the first place why on earth would we wish or want to have our former colonialist imperialist coloniser de Brutish who put us into slavery come an see us again.

  9. WAITUKUBULI
    December 18, 2011

    I for think that monarchy should be abolished a long time ago,but alot of us except for the Kalinagos should know and accept the reason for us being here in this beautiful land called Waitukubuli it’s because of these colonisers.While we choose to bash them as i think they deserve being bashed,our black leaders are treating us no better,all that’s happening is they are being replaced by our own.We must also remember that the monarchy represents a role in the present shitstem of things in that their presence brings a certain level of international recognition to all countries they visit.That’s the reality of this present world shitstem,can’t avoid it.So the real question is why are they not visiting our island?Given the position and the manner in which Roosevelt Medard Skerrit is ruling the nation and all the ridiculous statements he’s making is an insult and disrespect to all right thinking democratic people.Can’t we see the countries and peoples that Skerrit is aligning himself with?I think this guy has lost it and is gone mad chasing the dollars by any means,this is not to our benefit but only to him,his pocket and all those surrounding him.He’s simply prostituting the nation for his personal gain.

  10. The Owl
    December 18, 2011

    The international community want no part of rogue states.

  11. The Owl
    December 18, 2011

    The international community want no part of rouge states.

    • Malatete
      December 18, 2011

      Very funny. Rouge = Red. A Freudian slip perhaps Owl?

  12. WISDOM
    December 18, 2011

    What you sow that you shall reap. The trouble you brew today you will drink from it tomorrow.Dominica now belongs to Venezuela and the British and Venezuela are not allies. The world is not sleeping.

    • plawey
      December 18, 2011

      bull sh they doh want to visite thats them we wont miss them it would have cost us monies we dont have to host royalty and we cant afford the queen is the head of the commonwealth so what they talking about because of how dominica became independent blah blah blah stuppess

  13. waypapa-pas febe
    December 18, 2011

    Brit bird, good riddance, duh comeback. We were happier before the BRitish set foot in Dominica, and were happier still before Eugenia sell the caribbean to America. so duh come back, stay in Brittain,wid your child, and you hussband, and your good job, and free education that will mess your child brain up.She will be so confused, ask all de chilren dem that born in hinglan of black parents, why dey so confused and duh know who they are.

    • brit biird
      December 18, 2011

      waypapa pas febe, i find your comments ones of wonder, i know that the caribbean has been given aid from the US and the UK, i think half your police force is kitted with american stuff, and i know that the british gave aid constantly after many of the devasting hurricanes over the years, i paid my taxes to the dominican goverment when i was there, and yes i did return my child to school here, as do many dominicans who have family in the UK as well as the US and canada, i know and i am friends with many children whom where educated here in England, and they have gone on to do very well in other countries as well as Dominica, i think as well that your pm at the moment was educated in Mississippi if i am not mistaken, and he certainly seems to know who he is,but thanks for the comments and as my child was born in dominica which makes them as domincan as you i surely will be returning, and will remeber not to come to yours for tea,,, big smile :lol:

  14. Prophetr2
    December 17, 2011

    There are too many Queens in Dominica already :)

  15. Fanchiface
    December 17, 2011

    The reason that was given that is Dominica being a Republic is pure crap. What is Trinidad and Tobago? Isn’t it the REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO; TRINIDAD HAS A PRESIDENT JUST LIKE DOMINICA. But who cares about these royals anyway; if they were to visit the Government would have to go do all kinds of things; spending money we already don’t have.
    We are INDEPENDENT, so the royals can take a ROYAL HIKE FOR ALL I CARE.

  16. caribbean man
    December 17, 2011

    All Independent nation of the caribbean should get rid of the monarchy once and for all.A republic is a nation state in which the supreme power and authority is derived from and vested in the people on there elected represntative.one of the fundamental featurs of a republic is that vestiges of aristocratic power based on family racial background are eradicated.The monarchy remains symbolic ofprivilage over people.of chance over endeavour, of beingsomething, rather than doing something.We evelate to the apex of our society something selected not on the basis of talent or achivement but because of genes.unlike nearly every other democracy in the world/ the british constitution treats us as subjects,notsoverin

  17. FuturePolitician
    December 17, 2011

    Dear Dominicans,
    Stop the foolish talk about it doesn’t matter. Truth is we want exposure for our country. this is an exposure that in years gone by was customary. Now they have us. Why us? Why are we the only English speaking once colony that they have now rejected? This should be your food for thought.

    Don’t like it? #BiteME!

    • Kazimi
      December 19, 2011

      What exposure? I am normally on the middle road of things, but this, no! I refuse to set foot in England. The British Government has never done anything meaningful for Dominica and the territories it currently holds in the Caribbean, Still! Remember Montserrat and the Volcano? The British refused to take them.

      The Caribbean has paid so many taxes to the crown pre-independence to get little or nothing coming back in to re-invest in the islands.

      Even further blows from The British they have impose the highest tax rate to the Caribbean for air travel. It is cheaper to fly from London to Hawaii than it is to fly to the Caribbean. We do not need them. Every tree starts from a seed/stem and Dominica we need to grow to be a big tree by working together. Stop worrying what other people are doing with their personal life, but rather build the country and strengthen our relationship with our Caribbean neighbors.

      Talking about neighbors, in the 40’s the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique was given the same rights as any other French person born in France. Full rights (British) have never been extended to any of the British territories. So, a day’s work for a Dominican person was paid very much less compared to that of someone living in Martinique or England as they enjoyed the same rights as French people.

      I am not saying that Guadeloupe or Martinique is without problems.

  18. Tony
    December 17, 2011

    Who cares tell them go find a job. People in England work and pay taxes to them then they dress nice and spend you all money. Dominica is not missing anything so just tell them they are not wellcome. (love from NYC)

  19. Waitukubul i
    December 17, 2011

    These are just human beings like everyone else with a title, so what if they are not coming to Dominica? same difference.
    The only royal visit Dominica needs right now is that of the KING OF KINGS by way of the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD to heal the place of all the ills going around lately such as, robbery, murder, drug infestation, corruption, strife to name a few.
    Stop worshiping people. Dominica needs tobe on her knees right now in humility before God so He can Heal the land. Royal visit kisa!

  20. ineedfree
    December 17, 2011

    we are free to spectulate now……
    let’s suppose that they are not pleased with the side that their mouth, ears, eyes, etc.Lennox Honeychurch is holding in the politics business.

    Honestly, in many ways we dont even realise that our mentality is way ahead of most of the caribbean islands by way of diagnosing their tricky system of domination.

    While they are keeping away from us, we dont have to isolate them because we have a lot of reparations discussions to have with them.

    British royality is one institution that greatly benefitted from the slave trade and slavery.

    They might be saving us of the useless expence that we shouldnt afford at any time.

    At the same time we wish them well…..it’s such a pity that same human beings should claim entitlement at the expense of other human beings on earth….that’s why their culture is so pathetic

    The Almighty will rise his people above such atrocious mentality…let us Waitikubulians work together to deserve true redemption from all oppressors…black and white and chinese and arabs and spanish and…..

  21. Conan
    December 17, 2011

    Hey who cares about whether Royal Family visits Dominica or not? we should be proud not to be bowing to the same people who enslaved our ancestors and treated them like animals…they need to visit the poor people of some parts of Africa who are dying of hunger and bring food, clothing and shelter to them…instead they have money wasting on visiting their former colonized territories so that they [the British] can feel important and enpowered once more…Royal what? would they bring food to our empty tables? Man to heck with the British eh!

  22. Pedro
    December 17, 2011

    Venezula is now our motherland. The Queen has no use for Dominica. We will have to learn to speak spanish soon

  23. Julius
    December 17, 2011

    Why do you worry about whether or not any one of that debacle of a family come to Dominica. Will their visit bring any investment to Dominica, hell no. This Family of disfunctionalist will never do anything for Dominica. They had about 300 years to do it and they chose not to why would they now it?

  24. DDMC
    December 17, 2011

    imagine that they wont visit d/lca because we not part of their whatever but yet still we carry her face on our money.well Dominica need to think of that. change our money faces too,why carry her and they dont visit and even xes us from their ranks of countries

  25. dem
    December 17, 2011

    who need them hell with them and who want to visit their country anyhow England so cold and cripples every1 that visit and so tell the queen and her ppl we dnt need them Dominica doing just fine without them

  26. missionboy
    December 17, 2011

    DNO! thanks for removing my comments, I now understand how this country is run, the truth hurts you. Some people saw my comments on the mess Dominica in & you all took it out. But remember the politics all you playing wont get you all any were further than this country.

  27. Qualified Dominican
    December 17, 2011

    If you all want to change the face of the currency. I suggest the face of Edward Oliver Leblanc.

    • salllllute
      December 17, 2011

      you too stupid… who9 gonna change theface for dominica sake??? we are no9t the only ones using the EC!!!!!!

  28. forreal
    December 16, 2011

    this is suppose to be a joke right,these white people in this day and age still think that they are important to black people,that they would impose their technical sanctions,like we are so ignorant and way back in time,this is laughable and childish,like we playing sand castle and fake royalty, dominica’s ALBA’s alliance got them acting so awkward,they defeated venezuela in the faulkland islands,and here it is dominica is aligning with venezuela,this people are so predictable,we do not need a visit,what we need is to be compensated,and paid the money that is owed to us.

    • Malatete
      December 17, 2011

      For real? Go back to school my boy. U.K. was never fighting Venezulea in the Falklands but Argentina, much further south.

      • forreal
        December 17, 2011

        i stand corrected,but i am just fed up with white people,they believe because they control the bulk of the worlds economy that they are absolute,it is written the first shall be the last,and the last shall be the first.

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    • Tony
      December 17, 2011

      Hi, They defeated Argentina only because the US Navy allowed them to used the US Aircraft carrier. Anyway we should just tell them that we do not need them. What job have they held.

  29. da massive
    December 16, 2011

    is now all you seeing that? didnt you observe that the head of state of dominica wasn’t invited to price williams wedding either while dignitaries from the other islands were? the royals see something about this government that most dominicans don’t…next step visa restrictions..mark my word..

    • real possie
      December 17, 2011

      @ Da massive something wrong with obama and the USA too he was not invited to the ball either, while u quick to blame your pm u missed the N i wonder what’s the price for william?don’t feel to bad me my self can’t spell AKA A$$ trix.

      • OBAMA FAN
        December 18, 2011

        President Obama was not invited to the Royal wedding becuase he already had a prior invitation to visit the palace during a formal trip to England. Therefore, two invitations would have just been too costly. So, get your story straight and do not compare my president to your rogue leaders!!!

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    • Anonymous
      December 18, 2011

      who cares about visa restrictions. cuba has led the way by surviving 50+years under embargofron the usa, while being right under their noses. we have to stand up and stand out. we are not slaves nor are we illiterate. of what usehave the british been to us anyway. stop being a frightened chid of a slave. you are free so act like it

  30. Waypapa
    December 16, 2011

    When we sick in hospital the queen dont know us is now she n her ppl will know us? the same way we dont know who the are these ppl is the same way they dont know us so no hard feelings! stupes!!!!!

  31. Chakademus
    December 16, 2011

    So what’s up Webbie? Did you lose my submission or am I banned or something? I tried to contribute to the discussion by submitting a comment but it has disappeared.

  32. Cerberus.
    December 16, 2011

    Stop! I have one question for all you smart people. HOW COMES THE OTHER CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES ON THE ITINERARY ARE NOT COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS VISIT? Are we the only intelligent nation amongst them? Are we ahead of all of them? Is our economy outperforming all of theirs? Do we have the same respect as they have? I do care, I am Dominica, are you?

  33. ROYAL PRINCESS
    December 16, 2011

    HEY WE ARE ALL ROYALS ON OUR NATURE ISLAND. WE AINT MISSING OUT ON ANYTHING, THEY ARE.
    ROYALTY IS WHO WE ARE NOT WHAT THEY WANT US TO BE.

  34. FED UP DOMINICAN
    December 16, 2011

    So Edward and Sophie are not visiting Dominica, and some of us are offended and some say ‘who cares’. I’m indifferent about Dominica not being part of their itenerary.
    The UK will never say the real reason(s), they are to P.C

    Having lived in the UK for 48 years, I have never seen a ‘Royal’ in person and never had the wish to do so (No I never camped outside Buck Palace). Anyway, Edward and Sophie are not the most popular royals. Harry not visiting Dominica is more disappointing, but I’ll live.

    After reading this article, my husband said,
    ‘I remember when the Queen visited Jamaica in 1962 and came to Lucy, Hanover to turn on a fountain. She got off the boat,turned the fountain on, and turned around and went back on the boat. All the little money people had, they spent buying new outfits and they never even get to see/meet the woman’.

    Royal visits cost many (lots of money). Can we afford to waste much needed monies that we could spend elsewhere?

  35. December 16, 2011

    yo yo

  36. waypapa-pas febe
    December 16, 2011

    They not coming, because all those WPites write and tell them not to come,because Skerrit did not do a fair election. Blame those Workers, who writing to the world BAnk, United Nations and everybody about Dominica in a negative light..

  37. missionboy
    December 16, 2011

    People the truth! Dominica in to much mess I.e. passport issue, Chavez, politics who want to come in a country with that mess man come on. all you fail to understand Dominica is not as attractive like it was before because of that nonsense that going on.

    • salllllute
      December 17, 2011

      DOTISH

    • tellde
      December 18, 2011

      this has nothing to do with who is running D/A. who the hell cares about those people they never did anything for us.only try to keep us down.let them go to the order island,we have been on our own for years and we are doing fine for our self.Dominica Power.Jah rule not man,God is the only KING””’

  38. ?
    December 16, 2011

    Come on people, you all are smarter than that,remember what the britsih prime minister said about decriminalizing homos? Thats the first sanction on D A no visit.

    • charles
      December 16, 2011

      she aint my queen they can keep there visit for them self. what benifit do we have in queen. da has just a king and thats the God almighty and his visit is all we need

    • politbureau
      December 17, 2011

      all the other islands have similar homosexuality laws.but take a look at the royal insight website where it states that they will be visiting their`dominions`,obviously Dominica is not one her majesty`s `dominions`.

  39. dominican 1st
    December 16, 2011

    IF THE QUEEN IS NOT OUR HEAD OF OUR STATE WHY ARE WE THEN ABIDING UNDER THE ENGISH RULES OF GOVERNMENT AND EDUCATION..MAYBE IT IS TIME TO CHANGE SOME RULES AND LAWS IN THIS PLACE..THE PEOPLE SHOULD DECIDE AND VOTE FOR CHANGING THE WHOLE DAM ENGLISH BULSHIT THAT WE HAVE BEEN LIVING AND ABIDING UNDER FOR YEARS…..COME ON COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA TIME TO STAND YOUR GROUND

  40. Think Again
    December 16, 2011

    Two point for careful consideration:

    1. Since independence Dominica has been visited by the royals and no mention was made of its republic status then.
    2. Trinidad has been a republic since 1976. Two years before Dominica.

    so guys stop getting emotional and start searching for the real answers

    • warma
      December 16, 2011

      In what capacity did they visit Dominica? You have the answer to that?

  41. .
    December 16, 2011

    look on the bright side. we saving a lot of money. why should the royals???

    • Malatete
      December 17, 2011

      Just like we did when we closed the country down for Chavez.

  42. REALLY?
    December 16, 2011

    PRINCE EDWARD AND WIFE SOPHIE? REALLY WHO THE HECK ARE THEY? NOT EVEN THE NEWLY MARRIED SON OF DIANA AND HIS WIFEY, BUT EDWARD AND SOPHIE? AND YOU ALL THINK ITS A BIG DEAL? I SAY GOOD RIDDANCE, THE LAST TIME WE HAD A ROYA VISIT WE HAD TO BUY A BRAND NEW LAUREL AND THAT COSTED A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR5 WHICH WAS NUFF MONEY AT THE TIME. I SAY SAVE THE MONEY AND HELL WITH THEM, STUPESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    • Humanist
      December 16, 2011

      PEOPLE TYPING IN ALL CAPS DON’T SOUND STUPID AND CHILDISH AT ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

      • ....
        December 16, 2011

        repeating the offense you complaining about makes you look just as childish. Lead by example!

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      • Humanist
        December 16, 2011

        …, do you not know what sarcasm and irony are?

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  43. Malatete
    December 16, 2011

    If all you saying you don’t care anyway and the British have never done anything for us you all giving them good excuse to impose visa restrictions on all of us. Just wait and see what happens when all those who paid big bucks for their passport want their money back because our passport no longer worth the paper it is written on. You explain to them is because of the English queen!

  44. dominican gal
    December 16, 2011

    They wil not be missed. To h with them
    they do nothing for Dominica and Dominicans
    lol

    • Anonymous
      December 16, 2011

      They will be missed, however Dominica is being viewed out there under several microscopes, and that gives me joy.

      • x-slave
        December 17, 2011

        still with the master’s philosophy..who are the royals?? Our royals as Dominicans should BE DOMINICANS

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  45. George
    December 16, 2011

    Dont’t act like you don’t care….The Royals are not coming to DA because of DA’s Government. The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica is linking up with the WRONG countries. why is Dominica with Libia, Cuba, Russia and so on…all the countries that teh UK or USA has no ties with. The Dominica Gov should be more wise in the decision making process and not be so into other countries and turn it’s back against the 2 most powerfull countries the USA and UK. wisen up Dominica.

    • hhm
      December 16, 2011

      are u serious? smfh

    • anonymous
      December 16, 2011

      No excuses we did not make the team. :lol: :lol: :lol: . Just a reminder England has relations with Cuba, Russia, Libya and many other dictatorships too numerous to mention ….

      • Malatete
        December 16, 2011

        Yeah, and now we are supporting the Syrian regime through our membership of Alba. Go figure!

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    • Anonymous
      December 16, 2011

      This so much BS from you. St.Vincent is with Iran,Russia,Syria…

      Get your facts together and will and come back again…

      Will like to shout to much in Da and the blogs.

      There is truth to what you are saying….

    • Anonymous
      December 16, 2011

      Some people dotish we, they doh seeing that is because we have a head of state a president that they not coming. Its explained in the article but dem dotish trying to find another cause. Like benji say sot zo sot. lol

    • brit bird
      December 17, 2011

      well said mate!!!!!

    • warma
      December 17, 2011

      bar none, this is one of the most ignorant statements I have read here in some time, and that’s quite an accomplishment, because there has been quite a few of those. why are some of you people so willing to align yourselves with 2 countries that are doing very little in your development? why are you so against the idea of establishing relationships with other countries in the world? The US and UK are the world’s 1st and 7th largest economies in the world – the UK was the 6th last year but has just been passed by Brazil – the UK is heading down. the US remains at #1 for just a few more years, projected to be passed by China by 2016, and then projected to be passed by India by 2045. why are some of you people so backward thinking? there’s a new world order – get with it!

  46. AGeorge
    December 16, 2011

    Whether some see it as sour grapes or not, this is a blessing in disguise. Dominica has saved itself tens of thousands of dollars! These folks only care about themselves. Britain hasn’t done much for Dominica, so why are we catering to them. They are a reminder of Dominica’s past under the British… they sucked the blood from our island… taking our limes, cocao, bananas, and other resources to repackage them and sell the refisnished products back to us in the form of L.Rose grenadine syrup, Cadbury’s chocolates or Ovaltine/Milo (although by Nestle) and many more… Not to forget all those Bedfords, Austins and what have you. Dominica, like all Br. territories serve as perpetual markets for British products. THey’ve indoctrinated and brainwashed us in thinking that they have save us and did so much. If you compare how Martinique/Guadeloupe have feared under the French, by comparison, you’d wonder why didn’t we get independence sooner. Sooooo, forgot the royal family. And yeah, get their pics/names off our hospital, streets and money! This is mental slavery… let’s emancipate ourselves from this colonial bondage!

    • fed up
      December 17, 2011

      do i have to remind you that you wanted your independance, and you got it, so why should england help you, what chavez and the chinese not doing enough, o no thats right, chavez has taken control of your bird island and encouraged an oil refinarey on the caribbeans nature island, which has ready leaked, and the chinese have made you all jobless and putting you all out of business.
      ask the people of monserat if they dislike the british, i am sure they will tell you a diffrent story, and its not like being under some sort of dictatorship being a part of the UK, unlike cuba venezula and china, who are all communist

      • Anonymous
        December 18, 2011

        venezeula is not communist…..go take a course in political science…educate yourself and stop sppreading american propaganda. the usa benefits oil from venezeula, they send doctors to train in cuba, yes i was in cuba..i know what i am talking about, and china is their greatest trading partner..what do you say now?

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  47. apache
    December 16, 2011

    papa jah iam so proud to be a dominican without a brutish queen as head of state.long live my dominica.foward ever backward never.depuis nani nanan domnique ka souffert elisbet pa jamais fe un patate ba nou.leave politicks out of that.we have more important issues to check.tell them ask forgiveness for lady Diana

    • Ras Fatha
      December 16, 2011

      ya, but i bet u maybe i england or america living a nice life while we down here suffering

  48. December 16, 2011

    I have read about the ole slave master..don’t need no new slave master to visit my land…Stay away from my land..

    • Malatete
      December 16, 2011

      We have our own brother! You know where the expression”sold down the river” comes from? Our own folks in good old Africa.

    • Scracks
      December 17, 2011

      Its not your land, its the the British (Monacrhy) land – all caribbean former colonies of Britain. Please educate yourself.

      • Anonymous
        December 18, 2011

        if its the land of the british monarchy, ask them how much they paid for it. it was never theirs, thieves. they stole it from the natives…..the kalinago people, my people.

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    • recent holiday
      December 18, 2011

      grow up you idiot, you where never a slave,its about time you all lost the chip on ya shoulders, like you are going to encourage repeat tourium with that attitude, we are changing our minds coming back to dominica for another vaccation after seeing your true feelings about visitors, make me and the wife think you are all fake.

  49. warma
    December 16, 2011

    It’s ironic I am reading this story today and just yesterday I was watching a special on Cablevision about this guy in Grenada that wants to do away with the queen as head of state and his argument is pretty convincing – and it sounds vaguely familiar to ours when we went independent. The argument basically boils down to this – what is the purpose of attaining independence from your colonial master, saying you’re free, but you still have to go to the colonial master to approve of some things you do – like your judicial system. When I listened to this man make his arguments, I was even prouder to be a Dominican because we are indeed accountable to ourselves, we are truly an independent country. All those other islands have to run to the queen – we don’t, and that’s a good thing. Furthermore, what good is it, anyway. Look at this issue facing Caribbean tourism now, with the APD tax the English has subjected the Caribbean to. What is that connection to the queen worth – it sure ain’t getting us anywhere – they still not taking away the tax which will cause serious harm to the tourism industry of the Caribbean. So what good is it to say the queen is your head of state and you look up to her as such? She sure not helping you with your economy. E pas voh patat

    • Scracks
      December 17, 2011

      The people are independent, not the country,please remember that..

  50. December 16, 2011

    IS TRINIDAD A REPUBLIC OR NOT

  51. Anonymous
    December 16, 2011

    Those people more corrupted than Dominica anyway!!!!

    I could care less. Leave that for Duka and Dona and those “enit” to cry about

  52. dumb blonde
    December 16, 2011

    who cares for them anywaY?

  53. En Ba La
    December 16, 2011

    Please it is easy. We all find some plauible reason why we should not do something. Why not the royals? We were once a british colony like the other countries and this is not a good reason enough to visit us while trekking THE ENTIRE English-speaking CARIBBEAN.

    There is more to it than this, if the royals have to read the “FINE PRINT” to find a reason not to visit Dominica.

    We are the BLACK SHEEP.

  54. .
    December 16, 2011

    There must be a particular reason as to why they are not visiting Dominica. Not that Dominicans feel bad about it or anything but surely there has to be a significant reason why Dominica was left out. I do not think that it was a case of ugly stepchild, but it is something that we should be curious about.

  55. radan
    December 16, 2011

    From whom Dominican gained Independence from?If not England then Dominica should not be Commonwealth Of Dominica. It should be Kingdom of Dominica, we are our own Kings and Queens in this lovely State where all are treated as royalty. The Royal family is just using tax payers money to live a lavish lifestyle.

  56. Loloa
    December 16, 2011

    The royal families are not visiting Dominica, and a lot of you keep saying I don’t care, that might be true, and on the other hand, where the high court of the Caribbean is, the Privy Council (ENGLAND) can Dominica hang someone without the high court know. I don’t think so…so the excuse for the royal family is not coming to Dominica. I think it’s very lame! When visitors look around Dominica, Dominica is in a very extremely, unacceptable, poor condition and with lots of rats spreading leptospirosis,I believed that is one of the reason royal family excuses…

  57. ??????
    December 16, 2011

    the point is trinidad & tobago is a republic now and they are visiting trinidad.it is the begining of things to come.

  58. Critical
    December 16, 2011

    Who care with Queen Jubilee???? It’s high time the government start changing them colonial names and start using local names to identify our various landmarks. My beautiful country, THE COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA is a PROUD and INDEPENDENT country. WE DONE WITH MASSA DAY. Dominica leads while the other follows. I Love my country and what it stands for. Roosevelt Skerritt is a visionary and progressive leader.

  59. Anonymous
    December 16, 2011

    who gives a lol

  60. Humanist
    December 16, 2011

    Ah, the laughable children of Dominica. Look at them crying, yelling, and flailing their virtual arms like schoolchildren in the yard. “We’ve been dissed,” one says. Others attack the family with vehemence, though they have the audacity to claim they do not care–you can practically see the childish tears streaming down their faces. Others who attack the Family’s lack of a visit clearly would be the first to praise them if they DID come.

    As if we would be worth more–or less–were the Royal Family to have visited us. As if the reason given–our independence–is utterly irrelevant.

    Ah, Dominica. Fun place.

  61. Joe Blow
    December 16, 2011

    Trinidad is a Republic to with its own Head of State who is a President. His name and title is Professor Emeritus George Maxwell Richards. DNO please get the right reason

  62. choops
    December 16, 2011

    KI MALAY NOUS AVEC QUEEN?
    WE DON’T GET ANY ASSISTANCE FROM ENGLAND ANYWAYS!!!!! CHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPS…

    • Anonymous
      December 16, 2011

      For real. Who cares about Queen?

    • TeteMorne I From...
      December 16, 2011

      Really! Who cares about Queen?

    • December 16, 2011

      Dominicans in you all faces, hahaha, empty barrels make the most noise and so is you PM, he need to ask Chavez to help him to be a member of Spain hahah

  63. December 16, 2011

    damn!! we got dissed!!!!!

  64. Talkin Point
    December 16, 2011

    As I read this article I ask myself whether or not DNO actually believe what they wrote as the reason why Dominica was left out. T would be very interesting to find out the source of DNO’s information. Even up to this point I am still laughing.
    “ Hii chien mais dir dai blanc”- The royal family may not be my favorite people but I can’t deny the immense influence there is within the royal family. To those who would prefer to evaluate the issue on emotions , with racial epithets and insinuations maybe it is time to wake up and realize that our destiny is no longer in the hands of masa but yours. It is total ignorance to state that we don’t need the royal visit when we are trying to promote Dominica as a tourist destination. Some people conveniently brought up the issue of slavery so as to avoid the possibility of anything that maybe hurt their partisan pride. Why induce the issue of slavery when we are every day thinking of ways to bring European and north American visitors to the island- needless to say most of our aspiring visitors would be Caucasian. I am afraid that governments will come and go but unless we change our mentality, that ignorance and Neg Mawon mentality our country will go nowhere.

    I was little boy when a member of the Royal family came to Dominica and that was way after our Independence so I am somewhat confused that Dominica was excluded for the reason stated by DNO (DNO did not indicate the source). If that information came from the Royal family then this is in my opinion a bold face lie. I am trying to make sense of this – I thought about air access but then I said Montserrat though a still a British colony does not have air access; Further more these people have their own jets and or ships so access became a non issue.

    Was Dominica snubbed for any other reason- could it be our foreign policy? is it that the “Rogue Government” label a factor? Is it that our open declaration of NATO as racist and the open support for the Kadaffi regime also a contributing factor. If we are to grow like Barbados for example these are the type of issues that we must confront with honesty and responsibility. If it is that the royal family has reacted to those issues then as responsible Dominicans looking for the tourism dollar we must be concerned of the full impact the above noted issues may have on Dominica tourism. As promoted “ tourism is everybody’s business” it is the opportune moment to evaluate our actions.

    I dislike coming across as political but it is difficult to put the cards on the table without offending the people who would rather cherry pick at the issue. I am old enough to know when an excuse is not a reason. I am hoping that fuel conservation will not become another excuse. If not yet done I believe that the government of Dominica should demand an explanation from the Royal family.

    • December 16, 2011

      Why not say the reason is because of your PM affiliation with Chavez and the rest do not blame DNO

    • A Voice
      December 16, 2011

      Talking Point,
      Let me see if I can differentiate between a royal tourist and an average tourist. When the royal tourist come we foot the bill, we spend on them. When the average tourist come, they foot their own bill, they spend on us.

      Second point, you talk about Kaddafi and all that but can Dominica dictate to Britain who they can do business with. Check the records and see if the british wasn’t doing big business with Kaddafi.

      Further more, Kaddafi aid does not come with the conditions that we have to accept buggery first.

      Dominicans are speaking with one voice that we doh need no ‘royals’ coming to our shore to make us feel like people. We are an independent people, period !!!

    • En Ba La
      December 16, 2011

      Princess Margaret was in Dominica late 90s to early 2000 (cannot remember the exact) to dedicate the now Pierre Charles Secondary School.

    • warma
      December 16, 2011

      The royals are not coming to Dominica because Dominicans are a truly independent people – we do not swear allegiance to the queen. Dominica’s foreign policy notwithstanding, the reason is as plain as that. It is the reason why Dominica was not invited to the royal wedding of William and Kate – we do not recognize the queen as our sovereign head of state. We have a President who is – that makes us a Republic. These other islands “say” they’re independent, but by swearing allegiance to the queen and making provisions withing their respective constitutions for the position of her representative, i.e. governor general, they are not really and truly independent – they’re still tethered to the monarchy. I am proud to say that I am accountable to myself and Dominica – not the queen.

      When you suggest that it may have to do with our foreign policy, then I say too bad – Dominica is entitled to its foreign policy, as is England, good or bad. You fail to recognize that England has supported criminal governments in the past, present and most certainly will continue to do so in the future. You mention Gaddafy – I was never no fan of the man, but surely you know England played a major role in his ouster, which resulted in his murder – and that’s what it is, because now the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, has called it a possible war crime – are you going to start a movement demanding some sort of accountability from the British government in having a hand in a war crime?

      • Talkin Point
        December 16, 2011

        Thanks for your genuine response. I was sure that I would be sectionalized into a political party mercenary thus the reason I ask the question and did not make no such accusations. I not so naïve to think that the British royalty or government is clean and without corruption , mischief or deception. It would be futile to spend time looking at world politics instead of what I believe could or could not impact Dominica. What Britain did to kadaffi is totally irrelevant to the issue. In reiteration it worthwhile to look at the issue with intelligent perspectives not emotional nor with partisan diatribes. All I’m saying the excuse written by DNO is obviously vague and without reasoning and so that leaves an opening for evaluation of other possible factors.

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      • real vibes
        December 16, 2011

        so funny that the queen face is still on the currency u use every day.lol. time to put probably patrick john or edward leblanc face on our money but then again what value would it have??just asking

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    • me
      December 16, 2011

      you want to say so just go ahead is Skerrit fault right?

  65. fatty batty
    December 16, 2011

    my queen our queen parents grand parents aunties ,not coming WHO CARES.our resources we need to build our country.

  66. ....
    December 16, 2011

    I feel so bad *roll eyes*! A broken family who practically lead Diana to her death by isolating when she started to speak out about how they treated her badly. Plllleaaase! I’m not even sure why there are still kings or queens. Plus aren’t they on some limited budget and can’t afford these things? I guess thebritish taxpayers will foot the bill for this ridiculous travel!

  67. Marigotian
    December 16, 2011

    For real who cares!!!! Dominicans be proud!

  68. Hehe
    December 16, 2011

    For people that doh care all you commenting plenty we

    • Malatete
      December 16, 2011

      As Pierre Charles said:” we weear our ignorance on our sleeve like a badge of honour!”

  69. Kalinago
    December 16, 2011

    My fellow dominicans, our queens and kings and our parents, grand parents, aunties and uncles and those in our community who took care of us. The Brithsh royalties don’t care a thing about us. Have you ever noticed that the queen will not shake hands unless she has some gloves on?

  70. Da2debone
    December 16, 2011

    We Dominicans should not feel bad they are not visiting ANGUILLA WHO IS A B.O.T .Who cares we are the COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA not a British Overseas Territory.

  71. Dubique767
    December 16, 2011

    Who are these people, anyway.

    They were never relevant. Will never be. Who gives a rat’s **s. Seriously. These are a bunch of people whose wealth came as a result of exploiting the poor. They have never worked a day in their lives.

  72. Calmer Swan
    December 16, 2011

    We are not blinded like before, we make our own money now and as time goes by we will get better at it!!!!!!!!!!

    • real vibes
      December 16, 2011

      de queen face dat on de money wi u forget dat man?
      lol

    • Malatete
      December 16, 2011

      You making your own money? Explain that to me darling because I surely would like to learn how to do that too? Damn it, even the Govt. would love your advice so we can finally start to pay down that debt that exceeds our GDP.

  73. :-)
    December 16, 2011

    Well obviously they cannot come to Dominica, where would they stay? We have not finish build the Royal Palace as yet!

  74. Jakes
    December 16, 2011

    Although a visit is being made to Trinidad and Tobago, that twin island republic became independent as part of the monarchical system.”

    Unhh? All you really think people stupid.

  75. December 16, 2011

    i so glad they not coming. Already some ppl doe know protocol they might all go with more bottles of wine and sweet biscuit and embarrass us even more.

  76. Josiah
    December 16, 2011

    Come on DNO? Really. What is the distincction between Trinidad and Dominica.

    The reason has to do with the Royals having serious reservations about what’s going on in DA. Dont take my word for it. Do your own research by asking them.

  77. Dominican
    December 16, 2011

    And why we still have names like King George Street and Great George Streets, beats me. DNO — speak to the City Council and find out when the names will change. There are enough Great Dominicans for whom we can rename these streets.

    • A Voice
      December 16, 2011

      Man so true. I always say that we should change all them names of them streets and parishes to our own local and international heroes.

      We shouldn’t still be holding on to the legacy of the old colonial masters. C’mon Dominica get that yoke of your neck.

    • AP
      December 16, 2011

      Always wondered the same. I don’t know why we thinnk we have to keep this umbilical cord for… cut it! THese street names shoudl change, yeah – name them after DOminicans who actually know there is such a place. THese Brits like all this loyalty for their own good… Britain has not given DOminica squat! Britain doesn’t do anything for the Oversees territories, unless they’re white. THink about it. THey only saw us as their marketplace… to sell their refined products.

    • Muslim_Always
      December 16, 2011

      Your statement is a genuine and authentic one. At least there are some people on planet earth who think unlike some goons who are still mentally enslaved.

  78. Jude Nicholas
    December 16, 2011

    DNO your story has credence as they are visiting Belize with a Governor General but not Guyana with an Executive President.

    Who cares anyway. The country will save some money

  79. british bird
    December 16, 2011

    its very sad that you all have this “we dont care” attitude, and to be be honest thats what you say when you do care, being british and having lived in DA for a while, i think you all have to see the real reason, back in 2007 HMS portland came to Dominica, and your PM skeritt snub an invite on board, and at the national day, the captin of the portland was sat at the back of the stage and skeritt did nothing but praise the venezulans,not even thanking the captin and crew of the portland, when you all forget it is the british navy that sat off the coast of DA ready to give aid after hurricane dean.
    you also have to remeber your PM prefers to link himself with Dictators, like chvez, castro, and when he was alive,Gaddafi, not really the sort of company the queen of england wants to be associated with, so dont be all quick to give us british and our queen a hard time, think before you all start to have a go, think about who your PM keeps close to him.

    • Doh Melay
      December 16, 2011

      After those comments you just made, I think you are not happy with the way our country is run, and I advise that you should go back home. You and I both know Britain is flat broke now, and the Olympics is going to ‘break’ you even more. Maybe you can do better there than here. You will witness all the royal pump and circumtsance your heart desires.

      • Humanist
        December 16, 2011

        What kind of transcendently stupid moron are you, Doh Melay? If someone does not like how a country is run, they should just move away and cease complaining? What a happy little slave you are, with such rhetoric. We should applaud those who speak their mind and who reveal–though it is hidden only to the blind, and even they can see it–that Dominica is terribly far from perfect.

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      • brit bird
        December 16, 2011

        @ doh melay,see this is what i mean, what sort of nasty thing to say, “go back to your country” you are all to quick to tell people who have come to DA to try and start a life and business, and encourage growth and employment to leave, which will not maake dominica a desirable place to come, you have to stop being bitter and embrace foriegn people into your country, just like barbados, st lucia and antigua, st kitts and tobago and trinidad, dispite there reputation for violence, people are encouraged to move there, Dominica has the advantage at the moment of not being too violent and being completely under developed,you should be advertising to the world, that DA is the place to be, but no its just constant negativity, and people like you are putting it on the world wide web for all to see.
        by the way i have left DA now, with my dominican husband and child, and we have moved back to england,which made me very sad, but as broke as you may think england is, there is still very good employment which both my husband and i have, and education here for my daughter is the best and free, but i do miss DA very much and do hope to return for good one day, because not all Dominicans are like yourself thank goodness

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      • Homeboy
        December 16, 2011

        I don’t care about the Royal Couple visit but this is a Democracy an this British individual has a right to his opinion! Who are you to decided who should leave or remain on the island. We need to respect other people’s opinion and agree to disagree!

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      • Muslim_Always
        December 16, 2011

        @ Brit bird: Are you all black?

        I know the institutionalized racism is glaring in the UK. Hope your children will be all right if they are black because the drop out rate among blacks are really high in these “white” countries.

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    • A Voice
      December 16, 2011

      You know what british bird, I do believe that you are just trying to provoke a reaction so I will not even go to a history lesson with you.

      I say to hell with the British. Massah days are done. Royal what? Them thing there still reigning nah?

      When I read most of the comments here I see national pride and I love it.

      • real vibes
        December 16, 2011

        wish u would say the same about the neo-colonists from china and venezuela who are currently dictating some of the foreign policy of dominica as well as even at times seeming to have more rights in dominica than her citizens themselves. we should be slaves to NO ONE and if u can give england blows then give everybody blows who come here thinking we are for sale.

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    • Cerberus.
      December 16, 2011

      …and who came to, our rescue after David!?
      We love to kick those who help us, don’t we!

      • December 17, 2011

        Chavez, Castro, Russia,Cuba and the rest, help us after David, hahaha

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    • D/CAN TO THE BONE
      December 16, 2011

      SO YOU TRYING TO TELL ME IS BECAUSE OF A BACKSEAT AT A PARADE OF SOME KIND OF CAPTAIN DOMINICA WERE NOT INCLUDED..WOULD THE QUEEN PUT A BLACK SKERITT AT THE FRONT ROW OF A WHITE PARADE IN ENGLAND..YOU RASIST WHITE BRITISH PEOPLE THINK WE MUST ALWAYS BOW TO ALLU..WE ASRE FREE FROM THE CHAINS OF SLAVERY AND EX[PLOITATION FROM THE BRITISH.WHAT WAS DOMINICA WAS GPOING TO BENEFIT FROM ROYAL VISIT.THANK GOD WE DONT HAVE TO COUNT THE COST.ITS ABOUT TIME WE THE CARIBBEAN PEOPLE COME TOGTHER AS ONE ,AND PUT THOSE MASSA IN THE PLACE..BRITAIN DOES NOT PUT ITAL ON OUR PLATE…

      • brit bird
        December 17, 2011

        see now you are going down the colour issue, what nonsense, no putting the captin at the back is not the reason, but it was a massive insult to the captin of HMS portland, and i think you will find that barack obama is a blackman and he has been the head of the queens table on many occasions, as has nelson mandella. @A Voice, i am not trying to get a reation at all, as much as my daughter is half dominican and my husband is dominican, i am compelled like you to defend my country, i spent many years in Dominica and fell in love with the island and it was my home for a while, but i have to say i have seen it change over the years, unfortunatly not for the better, and yes the reason i left was because i didnt like the way things where going business wise and saftey wise, and i was lucky to have been able to have some where to move back to. and for the record, i spend my whole time encouraging people here in the uk to visit DA, and at the moment i am writing an article for a tour company about visiting Dominica, but if you are all going to be anti british whats the point……

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  80. oiliiieeeeee
    December 16, 2011

    Who cares the royal family haven’t done anything for Dominica in decades,so why on earth are we even concerning ourselves with they not coming to D/a.These so-called are not wanted in their own Great Britain so why should we a former colony of Britain bother with hosting one of their spoil children.

  81. Doc. Love.
    December 16, 2011

    WE ALL LOVE THE INTERNET,BUT I BELIEVE AT TIMES, IT IS A DETERRER TO COUNTRIES LIKE DOMINICA’S DEVELOPEMENT. THE WHOLE WORLD LISTENED WHEN A TOP RANKING GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL PUBLICLY SAID, “NO LAW NO CONSTITUTION CAN STOP ME,DOMINICA IS TO FREE,GO TO HELL IT IS NONE OF YOUR DAMN BUSINESS.”SKERRIT AND HIS GOVERNMENT PUBLICLY SUPPORTED MUAMMAR GADDAFI,CHAVEZ AND THE PRESIDENT OF MOROCCO.TONS OF DIPLOMATIC PASSPORTS ARE BEING SOLD TO ENEMIES OF THE UNITED KINGDOM. SECURITY REASONS COULD BE ANOTHER PROBLEM,IT IS ALLEDGED THAT MANY DOMINICAN PASSPORTS ARE BEING SOLD TO IRANIANS,TOP RANKING OFFICIALS IN DOMINICA CALLED OTHER DOMINICANS TERRORISTS AND SUICIDE BOMBERS.LIKE I SAID THE WORLD IS LISTENING.

  82. massacre
    December 16, 2011

    Like we care

    • diaspora
      December 16, 2011

      If you did not care you would not have commented

    • brit bird
      December 17, 2011

      @massacre you should care that your goverment may be putting the reputation of dominican people on the line, and making getting into to countries like the USA,UK europe and Australia, nion impossible, due to the fact that anyone in the middle east or china can just buy a dominican passport, not good in a day ang age of terroisum is it really, think about all the people who have got family in these countries, or people that are applying for other country citizenship, it will make their lives a misery as well as a chance of being sent back to DA, have a heart, just because you may not want to leave DA does not mean no body else wants to.

  83. Prophet2
    December 16, 2011

    Without the OECS, Dominica would have gone to the dogs; Wonder why dictators and wannabes love Her so much? They know She’s totally independent and they think they can do whatever they want with Her.

  84. zor
    December 16, 2011

    stupessssss,who cares nuh……

  85. Muslim_Always
    December 16, 2011

    Do not feel isolated and intimidated my fellow Dominicans. These people are not gods, their ancestors were our slave masters. We do not need them here.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s more than that. Brits are very crooked especially the upper class society. They are not straight forward people. I’ve spent time with them in the UK so I can tell you about them.

    • Malatete
      December 16, 2011

      A case of “sour grapes” muslim?

    • brit bird
      December 17, 2011

      ahhh muslim always like anyone would listen to your views you no nothing but your arrogant ways, my husband is a Dominican and works in london, and has discovered for himself that your lot are nothing but a bunch of arrogant nutters that still have slaves in there countries, dont tell me they dont he sees it everyday, and crooked well it takes a crook to know a crook.
      and the dominican people intimidated, man you do not know your country people very well, the last thing i would ever say about the people of dominica is that they could be intimidated…..give up the muslim crap and be a true dominican not a wanna be arab

      • Muslim_Always
        December 17, 2011

        It’s because you and your husband are two who suffer from mental retardation. Are you white by the way?

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      • brit biird
        December 18, 2011

        thats not very nice is it? retarded, is that not a slur on the mentally handicapped, ahhh yes i am forgetting in muslim countries handicapped people are murdered for there condition, not loved and cared for like they are in the uk, how very gestapo, but i am sure you dont even know what that means.
        you know i have seen you on here on many occasins talking complete s**t mate the reason you left england was that you probably got ya ass kicked daily with that attitude you have, unlike my husband who has a fabulous job here, has had the oppurtunity to gain more qualifications,which any dominicans can do if there heart is in it, his job and mine enables us to travel the world on holidays, so my child can discover all countries customs and cultures, and not be blinkered like the idiot you are. i tell you what when we come to DA to visit family how about you meet up with us and i show you pictures of the devastation muslims have caused innocent families by exploding coward terroist bombs all over the world,and of course causing the war which has devastated the whole worlds Financial state, apart from the arab states who have made money by jacking up oil prices.
        And you know what i do not know why dominicans put up with your rubbish, you have no belief in them, you always have to say they are down trodden, i spent enough time in DA to see that Dominicans are the most proud people i have met, even when i went through da for the first time years ago, they may not have much but there homes where taken care of they offered you what ever they had, and as i said before they are not people who fear or become intimidated, so if you listen to your neighbours instead of mecca then you may have a better life mate, and prehaps you might even get a friend, o yes and by the way i am as white as snow!!!!

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  86. Anonymous
    December 16, 2011

    Hahahahaha don’t make me laugh. :lol: When the Queen made her visit a while back we were a Republic state then. Well can you imagine the money tax payers have saved on preparing for a Royalty visit.

    We good, Dominicans I will say one thing to you. My Job allows me to visit alot of different countries and we have no idea how blessed we are in so many different ways.We have alot to be grateful for. So I don’t think we give a rats if the Royals leave DA out of their all expense paid vacation on the already almost crippled taxpaying British public.

  87. Jalay
    December 16, 2011

    So why her face on our money

    • Homeboy
      December 16, 2011

      It is not DOMINICA’S money but rather the Eastern Caribbean. The other countries have the queen as the head of state. So they all have to come to a consensus.

  88. Donald Tusk
    December 16, 2011

    Eugenia Charles was knighted by the Queen today they not even visiting our shores, talk about a 360, medard boy u really destrying that small island, yes sah.

    • Reader
      December 16, 2011

      Donald Duck, I know it is hard, but could you try to use that bird brain of yours? Come on … you can do! Otherwise, shut it! Your comments are always constantly lame.

      • Donald Tusk
        December 16, 2011

        U fellas destroying my island with your nonsense, u think the Royals not visiting Dominica is not big deal, think again u looney tune, it means u are not respected in the international community.

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  89. Aye Dominique
    December 16, 2011

    We have a head of state that is as insignificant as the monarchies, the only difference is, our head of state costing us big bucks every month to maintain. He like a moomoo, his lips are sealed on all subjects.

  90. D/can abroad
    December 16, 2011

    I kno y they’re not visiting; the airport is not accommodating, the condition of the road and distance to the capital, darn that’s too much

    • @
      December 16, 2011

      Very true!

    • Correction
      December 16, 2011

      You’ve been to St Vincent?? Stop your ignorance just to make Dominica look bad zey zey!!!

    • December 17, 2011

      @ dominican aboard shut ur dirty mouth ST.Vincent dont have a International airport and neither is monsterrat so what is ur point

  91. Anonymous
    December 16, 2011

    At least we will save some state resources for once.I glad they not coming here.

    • $
      December 16, 2011

      If that is what it takes to save some state money…Hmmph

  92. Senegalese
    December 16, 2011

    Thee Commonwealth of Dominica do not have a Governor,they decided INDEPENDENCE is just that.The history of this Country gives you the view that this island wanted to be with the French.By the time she could leave the Monarchy she said BYE in a DIGNIFIED and DIPLOMATIC way,your history is rich don’t you ever forget.Don’t be like the TOOTHLESS ones,you are able to GOVERN yourself like over here somebody always have to write to her Majesty,like they really care.

    • Anonymous
      December 16, 2011

      The point is we will not be getting a visit. Trinidad is a republic just like dominica and they will be getting a visit. Do you know why we won’t be

      • Homeboy
        December 16, 2011

        What the “fouchette”? To host them will be wasting resources. Stop making this an issue. Their is no benefit in them coming.

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      • Correction
        December 16, 2011

        Read the article it did explain… why don’t you people read ah? the thing is right there in Black and white… They really say if you want to hide something from a negro hide it in a book…. this is sad for my people… and we are the first to call out racism when a white person refuse to employ us mainly for lack of knowledge!! That INFERIORITY COMPLEX we inherited is really showing boy!!!

        “Although a visit is being made to Trinidad and Tobago, that twin island republic became independent as part of the monarchical (Meaning the Queen was still head of state after they were granted independent) system. Dominica was the only Commonwealth Caribbean state to go directly into independence as a republic”.

        I put it for you, i hope you understand it!!!

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      • Anonymous
        December 16, 2011

        The point is we don’t care

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    • December 16, 2011

      Who say Chavez is the Governor of Dominica, as i can see, presently Dominicans are anti British and American, just a matter of time and time will tell

  93. Jane
    December 16, 2011

    Come on PM get her face off our money…lol let them know we can boldly say the queen/brittish we are our own state thats how beautiful we are. I love my country

    • Cerberus
      December 16, 2011

      So Jane, what would you replace a stable E.C. dollar with? The Bolivar perhaps or, God forbid the “Suchre”? Also, There are many Dominicans, proudly holding a U.K. passport. Ask them what they think about swapping that for a Dominican one. Even mr. Skerrit sees value in a foreign citizenship. Ask him why?

      • Homeboy
        December 16, 2011

        Great response guy! Some people too idiotic. They have a stable EC currency.. Oh but you remember was it OJ or EO Leblanc that had their own money??

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      • Robin
        December 16, 2011

        Well said Cerberus

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    • December 16, 2011

      The Eastern Caribbean Currency does not belong to Dominica, all you can is advise our PM to have your own currency dah

      • Malatete
        December 16, 2011

        All the same, I would prefer to be paid in Dollars!

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  94. Nouvelle La Wee
    December 16, 2011

    can we get our own money, we will call it the VILLA. 1V=$200.00US

  95. ......
    December 16, 2011

    good………..we doh have state resources to waste 8-O

    • Malatete
      December 16, 2011

      State resources to waste? They must be jealous of our Palace then?

    • $$$
      December 16, 2011

      Nonsense… all those state resources that wasting on elections (22.7 million), on State Palace, on Villas, on diplomatic passports, on personal gratification by this administration, and you telling me we don’t have state resources to waste??? Where have you been dude???

    • December 16, 2011

      And over 25 million is being waste on a palace whereas people all over the place struggling, idiots

  96. wizzzz
    December 16, 2011

    That is such good news to my ears wish I could get to spit on dem we as a plp should never show respect to those trying and working to keep sweet da down

  97. DD
    December 16, 2011

    Who gives a rat’s!!!!!!

  98. real possie
    December 16, 2011

    So what come don’t come not much of a difference theres not much we can show what they did for us any way.To me them and that dam premier or president we have in da is the same dam thing sit there not doing nothing eating fat on poor people back.

  99. Dominican for sure
    December 16, 2011

    We not gonna miss them anyways… :-D

  100. hmmmm
    December 16, 2011

    So why the Queen Face is on our Money..choops…!!! find somebody else’s pic to replace it with ….

    • @
      December 16, 2011

      The question is whose face? Who has the dimples and a clean character at the same time? Who is worthy and morally clean in character to be the face of our dollar???

    • Correction
      December 16, 2011

      Because ALL the other islands within the OECS have the QUEEN as their head of state, Dominica is the ONLY island in the OECS that is a REPUBLIC (Praise Jah for that) so it is okay for her picture to be on our EC dollar…

      Makes sense to you now??

      • real vibes
        December 16, 2011

        u not making sense nah we are the only republic yet we still have queen picture? dats like saying “all my brothers staying by my mother but me i only eating there.lol”

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      • Malatete
        December 16, 2011

        Put any face, dimples or not. I’ll use it to pay my tax and utility bills but all of you have to keep paying me in good old dollars, no exception! You think all of us stupid?

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    • December 16, 2011

      Put Chavez face

      • ?
        December 16, 2011

        Put eddison face on it nuh

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      • LOL
        December 16, 2011

        Put Kelvar face on it :)

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  101. Dominican empress
    December 16, 2011

    Haters..

  102. Anonymous
    December 16, 2011

    before allu start commenting dont over look that paer

    “It is understood that the reason for Dominica’s exclusion is because the Commonwealth of Dominica is a republic with its own head of state. Queen Elizabeth II is not the head of state of Dominica but she is the head of state of all the other member states of the OECS and Jamaica, Belize, the Bahamas, Barbados and the British Overseas Territories”

    • Anonymous
      December 16, 2011

      so why visit Trinidad.

      • Peeping Tom
        December 16, 2011

        “Although a visit is being made to Trinidad and Tobago, that twin island republic became independent as part of the monarchical system. Dominica was the only Commonwealth Caribbean state to go directly into independence as a republic.”

        Good article, DNO. You seemed to have pre-empted the conspiracy theories. Good work!

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      • Anonymous
        December 16, 2011

        you too a! that reason was given earlier this year – remember???

        but i really doh give two hoots whether they come or not

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    • real vibes
      December 16, 2011

      allyu talking about republic this and that. what is the official name of Dominica? is it not the commonwealth of Dominica? what does that mean please tell me?

      • anonymous2
        September 19, 2014

        Commonwealth means that it is part of the British Empire. DA needs to drop the commonwealth part.

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