President Clinton says Dominica can lead way in producing clean energy

Clinton spoke at a press conference on Tuesday

Former US President Bill Clinton that Dominica can lead the way in producing clean energy and prove that the Caribbean can be prosperous by building homes that are resilient to natural disasters.

Clinton is on a one-day visit to Dominica and at a press conference said that he is thankful to the Government of Norway for allowing his foundation, the Clinton Foundation, to participate in the effort of green energy.

“They believed when we first ask them that Dominica in particular, and the Caribbean in general, could lead the world to a whole new way of producing clean power, reducing the threat of climate change and improve the economy of developing countries,” he said. “And they bought the argument I was making that the Caribbean could literally lead the way, that we have the chance to make it the first sustainable region to in the world and now the Prime Minister (Roosevelt Skerrit) has said at the beginning of his great speech at the UN that he wants Dominica to be the first totally climate resilient country on earth.”

He stated that Dominica has the chance to prove that the Caribbean can be more prosperous by building resilient homes and structures than by ignoring it.

He added that Dominica also has the chance to prove that the Caribbean can be more prosperous with plentiful green power at lower costs, which he said will allow the utility company make more money “because you will have more users.”

“I have watched country after country after country in the Caribbean held back with the highest electric rates in the world because they insisted on continuing years after they should have the old model of importing heavy oil or diesel, when there were ample solar, wind, and in your case geothermal resources, available to deal with it,” he stated. “We have to prove that we can stop rising sea levels, we have to prove that we can fight the most destructive impacts of climate change and we have to prove doing it makes good economics, that the bottom line, that is what this is all about.”

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33 Comments

  1. Music Producer
    February 8, 2018

    You guys NEED to investigate and research Clinton Foundation – very bad news for Dominica, and if you don’t believe me, look at what the Clintons did to Haiti. Same foundation, same dirty politicians who never gave 2 cents about Dominica when he was US president. Research Clinton Foundation and find out for yourself. These crooked politicians are always up to no GOOD!

  2. anonymous2
    February 8, 2018

    These politicians never stop being politicians. So much for truth and honesty.

  3. The one and Only
    February 7, 2018

    Give bill a chance

  4. February 7, 2018

    Not with Skerrit, that’s like speaking russian to Skerrit :-D :-D :-D

  5. Massacre
    February 7, 2018

    While clean energy is the right way to go , It is not as simple as they are making it seems. There is a lot of infrastructural developments that need to be put n place before we can go clean.
    The DLP and it regime does not have the capacity to receive these grand ideas to decipher these complected procedures. We have seen it many times before that once DLP ministers are not benefiting personally the projects will not go ahead in Dominica.
    The Clinton Foundation will not just put cash in their hands to use as the want, so these ideas will not go thru. Sad but true.

    • Stephanie
      February 8, 2018

      I just sent the pm an article about how Tesla is providing solar power to 50,000 homes in south Australia. I think with backing from the prince of England this will be very achievable here in Dominica.

  6. Just saying
    February 7, 2018

    Good work skero

  7. analy thomas
    February 6, 2018

    First we turn to God, Then doors will open! Until then we will remain turning around in the desert for another 40 years. Only Jesus is the answer…..
    you will prove one day people.

    • Man bites dogs
      February 7, 2018

      @ analy thomas, Yes ok thanks keep dreaming It’s a fool that makes this world a little bit colder!!!

    • anonymous
      February 7, 2018

      We have to unite and help ourselves as a people. There is no one coming in the clouds to save us. We have been deceived by the beasts, invaders for the past 6000 years. It’s time for our people to awaken….look within, not without. All the answers are within. The Great I AM is within.

  8. Me-Aloe
    February 6, 2018

    Why are the UWPites so bitter? A bunch of disgruntled people. Coming online and blasting the PM will not make you any better. It only says a lot about what kind of creatures reside in Dominica. Does it make any sense?, you saying all those negative things about the PM and when election is called he wins. It’s either he is doing something right or you all are just a bunch of HUNGRY POWER LIARS and their followers

    • dee
      February 7, 2018

      ”Oh Clean Energy”
      Yes i say One of Maria’s gifted opportunities .
      If you build the road in the heights of Scott’s Head, as i suggested then you could stipulate all new houses built must be with solar panels ; yes , what a leading project that would be ein .
      The setting sun, and from early as mid day would fully charge those panels .
      That site would forever be basked in sunlight ,we do not get as much rain or cloud cover as the rest of Dominica .
      Prime Minister have that road built nah ; look at Wall House , up there is very similar to Wall House but flatter . Sit and have a chat with the two retired international Engineers from up there , i guarantee you it will be worth it ; and as i have said before , you would leave a community your children’s grand children would be proud of,then you could stand beside the domino table, look up there , and applaud yourself with heaved chest , that you left your mark .
      DO NOT LET THOSE PEOPLE BUILD HOMES AT THE BAY FRONT ANYMORE,…

      • dee
        February 7, 2018

        Can you imagine THE VIEW FROM UP THERE, A SIGHT TO BEHOLD .
        the only place in the world where you will find the margin where The Atlantic Ocean joins the Caribbean Sea , but only a few of us experienced ones know exactly where that is , We not sharing that secret easily , but will encourage those who want to look, please do so , continue to look .
        Houses built up there would have a different sunset to die for every single day ,
        Residents would have this perfect view of passing ships , a view of fishermen at work and bringing in the days catch to be had fresh ,no artificial seasoning required. A perfect side view of Jungle Bay at Morne Akoomar , when complete
        PM, just build de road and let up dere develop man
        The days when Limes were grown up there are long gone,not even crabs the forest up there now produce, utilize that land and make us happy to tell our grand children you did indeed ”LOVE THE PEOPLE OF KARSHARKOO.”
        COMRADE EVEN I WOULD BUILD A LIKKLE VILLA UP THERE…

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  9. mine
    February 6, 2018

    How can we prosper with all the hatred in you all heart. May god have mercy on you all.

  10. Roy
    February 6, 2018

    Mr. Clinton is right. Dominica has an almost clean slate to start with after Maria. The country has a great opportunity to, if not lead the world, be among the leading countries in green energy.
    A target-date should be set to get 90% of its energy from renewables
    Dominica is a small country with good natural resources. We should also aim to be outstanding in most fields.
    Maria was terrible but it has given us the opportunity to shine.
    Education, education, education is the key – especially in the fields of science and technology.

  11. Ibo France
    February 6, 2018

    Dominica should have be leading the Caribbean in terms of renewable energy, agriculture and tourism. It is blessed with all the requisite resources (fertile soil, copious rainfall, numerous rivers, abundant sunshine, natural beauty, pristine lands and vegetation, etc.). After near twenty years under DLP and Skerrit’s misleadership, there are widespread poverty, inadequate housing, astronomical unemployment, prohibitively expensive electricity rates, highly politicized Police Force, passport scandals , deep seated political animus and fragmentation, and a prime minister who has an antagonistic relationship with the truth. The country’s economy is chronically ill with no probability of regaining full health under Skerrit’s autocratic style of governance. The country is in dire need of an honest, charismatic and creative leader who would bring the country together and get the best efforts out of its people.

    • Me-Aloe
      February 6, 2018

      @Ibo France……since you know it all and is so ‘perfect’, why don’t you come lead the country instead of sitting on your fat behind complaining?

      • Ibo France
        February 7, 2018

        @Me-Aloe. Your emotionally estrogen laden attack does not perturb me in the least. I respect your right to shower Mr. Skerrit with accolades, that’s your right, but I vehemently disagree with you. When I assess the PM’s authoritarian style of leadership and the current state of affairs of the country, only one conclusion comes to mind, Mr. PM is an abysmal failure. He is grossly incompetent, unbelievably supercilious, blindly hyper-partisan and fiercely obdurate. Your eagerness to denigrate people who you don’t even know because they dare to disagree with his disastrous policies is mind boggling. Your juvenile tantrum would not deter me from expressing my views. That is my inalienable right. By the way, to prove that you are punching at ghosts, I’m not fat. ( My friends call me Lionheart. No matter how hard you try that can’t quake nor break me.)

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  12. Hibiscusdr
    February 6, 2018

    Blessings to you Skerrit,,,,

  13. Dowad
    February 6, 2018

    Man bites dog,don’t you see that this country is going nowhere under Crooked Skerit. Stop begging.

    • Elsa
      February 6, 2018

      @Dowaf with that kind of nasty attitude of yours not a chance….Skerrit was the ONLY one who could get Clinton to Dominica.

      • Filip
        February 7, 2018

        Your fool the only reason Clinton came to domincall is because of the cat 5 hurricane that passed here . What skerite u talking bout?

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      • Looking on
        February 7, 2018

        Lol. Thats a real joke

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  14. Bobby
    February 6, 2018

    With that PM we have there.. Not a chance

  15. Looking on
    February 6, 2018

    Dominica is defintely blessed. Its name says so and the fact that it is the nature island of the Caribbean says it all.

    • Dominican Passports
      February 6, 2018

      Clearly you’re delusional, :roll: when everybody in the real world talks about Dominica they’re talking about DR, DA is the fake Dominica

      • Me-Aloe
        February 6, 2018

        @Dominican Passports….Well, you have to educate those who don’t talk about DA and try selling the country. You seem to be one of those ‘twets’ waiting for something bad to happen and then come blah blah blahing

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  16. My little take
    February 6, 2018

    All what President Clinton said about Dominica and our ability to produce clean energy etc are very true. However the truth about it is, the person that is his host, prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, is the enemy of everything Clinton said and let it be known that Dominica will not realize quarter of Bill Clinton’s declarations, as long as Mr. Skerrit is prime minister because it conflicts with his vision of making us poor and keeping us poor by all means necessary

    • Man bites dogs
      February 6, 2018

      @ above comment, Why you lots workers calamity party and supporters with your jealousy syndrome comes in and do a better job for Dominica, instead of talking rum shop rubbish wherever you lots are in and out of Dominica, as i have said before most of you rat bags can’t look after yourselfs and your home .Get off my prime minister Skerrit back let him and his administration do their jobs properly and effectively for Dominica. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

      • The one and Only
        February 6, 2018

        “Get off my prime minister” – Stop obsessing over skeritt man bites dog it’s beginning to get a bit creepy…

        For the rest of you, Stop trying to bring down skeritt. If you don’t like his actions, you take action and step up.

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      • Lg
        February 6, 2018

        Clearly rubbish like you that fueling Skerrit and burning Dominica. We got Erika, now Maria. I wonder whats next. As long as Skerrit is in Sominica Dominica will never maje no meaningful progress. And you know it.

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      • Man bites dogs
        February 7, 2018

        Queen Elizabeth of England ,Donald trump USA ,Lennox Linton Workers Party, all three went to hell on vacation Queen Elizabeth asked Mr Satan if she can make a call to England to make sure things going well ,she spent 5mins Satan Bill her 5milion pounds. Donald trump asked to do the same to the USA Trump spent 10mins Satan Bill him 10milion Dallas, Lennox Linton asked to call to the Workers party HQ in other words Q95 radio Linton spent 2hours Linton asked Satan how much is my Bill Satan laught and said 1dallar surprised ” Linton said to Satan but i spent longer than them! Satan laught and said Linton calling workers party HQ from hell to hell is not expensive Mr Linton !!!!!!!???

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    • mine
      February 7, 2018

      Sit your lazy self doing nothing and you have the nerve to blame the PM, See how Hatians helping themselves.

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