Some Dominicans throw support behind Venezuela

Those who showed support for Venezuela at the embassy
Those who showed support for Venezuela at the embassy

Dominicans have thrown their support behind Venezuela in its latest run-in with the US and have thrown their full support behind the South American country.

On the weekend a number of Dominicans showed up at Venezuelan Embassy where they expressed dissatisfaction over the actions of the President of the US, Barack Obama, who described Venezuela as a threat to US national security.

Present were employees of Petrocaribe Dominica Ltd, past scholarship students, students of the Venezuelan Institute for Culture and Cooperation, the International Cuban Brigade and other Dominican friends of Venezuela, according to a release from the embassy.

The release said the Dominicans highlighted the many contributions that Venezuela has been made to Dominica and the rest of the Caribbean.

Some held placards which read, “Venezuela we support you,” “Venezuela is a free and independent country, we accept no intervention whatsoever,” among others.

Last week Obama issued an executive order declaring Venezuela a national security threat, and slapped sanctions on seven officials.

“Venezuelan officials past and present who violate the human rights of Venezuelan citizens and engage in acts of public corruption will not be welcome here, and we now have the tools to block their assets and their use of US financial systems,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement.

The White House also called on Venezuela to release all political prisoners, including “dozens of students.”

Venezuela has responded by saying the US wants to overthrow the government.

Last weekend nearly 100,000 members of the armed forces kicked of ten days of military drills across Venezuela to counter the US “threat.”

To further counter the “threat,” on Monday the Venezuelan parliament approved a law giving President Nicolas Maduro the power to rule by decree for the next nine months.

Critics of the so-called ‘imperialist law’ said the move was a power grab by Maduro.

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122 Comments

  1. hhmmmmmmmm
    March 18, 2015

    Hhhhmmmm…… Ask yourselves a question my people!!! Did Maduro and his govt pass a law allowing him to RULE BY DECREE in response to that which was said by Obama???? If so, then why??? Does it mean that Maduro feels that if he had to take a decision to do something drastic such as to ‘defend the state from the imperialists’, that he may not have the support of his population and so must have the legal right to make the decision without parliamentary approval?? Or is this simply an excuse which will give him more legal room to take actions locally to control the populace??? Ask yourself, IS IT RIGHT FOR US TO SUPPORT THE GOVT OF VENEZUELA AGAINST THE US AT THIS TIME WHEN THOSE BEING TARGETTED BY THE US ARE THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR HAVING THE COUNTRY IN THE MESS IN WHICH IT IS AT THIS TIME??? I wonder……… I love and support the people of Venezuela, but I do not support their govt and some of its policies!!! One love….. oh!!! Will we support them in war as well??

  2. Mahaut talk roro
    March 18, 2015

    Pray for us Dominica we have freedom of speech but not against the big bully America. We will finish skirrooo America will stop your cruise boats then you will suffer , no more cruise lines coming to Dominica no more Ross University , Dominica will drink salt water.

  3. Moi
    March 18, 2015

    DNO,, why hasn’t this article been correct as yet?

    “Dominicans have thrown their support behind Venezuela in its latest run-in with the US and have thrown their full support behind the South American country”

    When did Dominica decode to throw its “full support” behind Venezuela? stupes. Y’all better pray this article makes it nowhere on the international stage. I hoping it doesn’t get a chance to appear on Caribbean 360 news, and praying to Zeus, Ares, Yahweh, Diana, Jupiter, Shiva, Jehovah, Kali (you get the picture) that I don’t see a hint of this on CNN, FOX or otherwise….Stupes man

  4. Anonymous?
    March 18, 2015

    The only Dominicans that would support Venezuela are the ones that could not get an American Visa.

    • The Facts
      March 19, 2015

      You make statements on matters that you are not aware of. Probably you are referring to D/can residents. You should know that there are many D/cans residing in the US, Canada and Europe and elsewhere in the world who travel to the US.
      I am a naturalized Canadian. I can travel to the US anytime I so wish. Prior to 9/11, I did not have to use my passport; only my citizenship card.
      Many people speak against the US especially the government. I noticed on sympatico.ca/theloop.ca, Obama was smiling at some negative statements which were written about him. As a politician, he must have a thick skin.
      People can criticize their governments and other governments just as much as D/cans do. However, they are not to threaten them. D/cans on the other hand are too free with their mouths and fingers to the keyboard, consistently calling the PM and his government corrupt. I do feel they should be arrested and charged. Any other government would bring a charge against them.

  5. March 18, 2015

    “A JOKE DAT MAN” eh! eh! how come we doh see Skerrit; Tony, or Philbert Aaron child there nah; they not supporting too. Venezuela give us back Bird Island so we can stop begging, and we will throw all the support you want behind you. Nice speech in Grenada Skerro but who you giving advise to nah garcon quote “despite the past experiences of Grenada we have not learnt our lesson”. Dictatorships have no place in this part of the world; Democracy we will support.

    • Shameless
      March 18, 2015

      Spoken like a true soldier Butch! When men like you, Cyprian, Supt. George, Rolle, George. P, Robinson, B, Cherchet Smith and others were in the war in Grenada where was Skerro? In pampers? . But I am watching him :twisted: :twisted:

      Assertive, NOT Aggressive! :twisted: :twisted:

  6. March 18, 2015

    while it is true that us is garbage the president of ven is a drammer queen, he need to fix his problems and stop blaming some one lese for his mistake . and while mostof you say us,s not good you run up there to have you babies born including your prim minister.

    • Titiwi
      March 18, 2015

      Jim, could you do something about your grammar please, it is not exactly an advertisement for the Dominican education system, is it? A drammer queen when you mean drama queen. Do like me , use spell check or a dictionary if you are not sure, no shame in that honestly. Nobody knows everything yet.

  7. God knows best
    March 18, 2015

    ISIS in Dominica, wow!!! we have reached a stated in DA. Children being used as human shields. God help us .

  8. Domerican/Possie
    March 18, 2015

    Only if they would throw their support behind Dominica.

  9. ParoInRoseau
    March 18, 2015

    I think this was take your parents to Spanish class day at the Venezuelan Embassy. It must be. Otherwise this meeting is a joke! And stop brainwash our children with your stupidity

  10. John paul
    March 17, 2015

    We’ll I have news for all you America is also a sovereign nation and if it decides to impose sanctions on those it feels are corrupt ain’t nothing we can do about it and while we are at it I just want to remind you that Skeritt prevented a Jamaican singer from performing here on similar grounds now the Attorney Geberal tell us they want to settle the matter amicably go ho ho ho

  11. Funnybone
    March 17, 2015

    Wow! 25 people! Less than ten adults. USA must be shaking in terror and will immediately capitulate in the face of this overwhelming display.

    • TRUTH
      March 18, 2015

      The biggest torrent starts with a single drop.

  12. MIND BOGGLING
    March 17, 2015

    Venezuela is not going to throw it’s support behind Dominica when THE UNITED STATES Deem The Antics of the SKERRIT ADMINISTRATION A THREAT TO IT’S NATIONAL SECURITY.
    D stands for DOMINICA NOT DUMMIES!!!!
    What is the matter with you people?

    • Watch Man
      March 17, 2015

      Who gives what the US thinks, people like you that the US is all. Is time we ensure minimum intervention from the US in sovereign countries business. I can never support the US. The Government in the US is a threat to its own people and people around the world.

      • Shameless
        March 18, 2015

        Watch Man just because you did not get the visa does not mean the US is bad. By your words here you have just confirmed what they saw in you and refused giving you a visa. :twisted:

        Assertive, NOT Aggressive!

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  13. Jupe
    March 17, 2015

    This is so laughable, you think those little posters going to have any influence or impact on America’s foreign policy as it relates to Venezuela ?.

    You think Venezuela can win a showdown with the America ?. Common sense would tell me to align myself with the likely winner.

    • Watch Man
      March 17, 2015

      Words of the foolish. I feel sorry for you all. Once again the big bad dog… you people are so fooled, anything America does, it is good, you all will keep kissing US a** , just to get green card or visa to go up there and see more misery. You all never think of all the innocent lives that America have taken in the middle east, that the same they want to do in South America and you f**ls are in support to that.

    • The Facts
      March 17, 2015

      You never know! A few could very well make a great difference. Only the small minded think not.
      Do you know? “Nothing beats a failure but a trial?” Also, “If you think you are too small to make a difference, you have never been a mosquito.”
      They are within their rights to throw their support for Venezuela which has assisted them. This is appreciation and gratitude.
      If every West Indian country does this, consider the numbers and support Venezuela will receive to make Obama cringe.
      Obama took it upon himself to make such a statement against Venezuela and to sanction its diplomats. Two more years as a president in office for Obama. Time flies.

  14. Citizen Kane
    March 17, 2015

    Boy look Majjeeeee !

    • dd
      March 18, 2015

      Citizen Kane I gave u a thumbs down by mistake!!!!

  15. March 17, 2015

    stop using the young kids to do your crap. Didn’t you guys heard their were other students imprisoned in Venzuela for going against Maduro. No Democracy there and it is them Labour want to follow. Its overly Due for The US to intervene and overthrow Maduro and let the lovely people of venzuela come out their shells and live again.

    • Watch Man
      March 17, 2015

      Intervene in what, you people are so out of it. America so love to intervene in independent countries and no other country can tell them what to do. No to imperialism.

    • The Facts
      March 17, 2015

      If only you could foresee the future you probably would not make such a comment.

  16. Shameless
    March 17, 2015

    Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa once said; ”
    “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”

    Mandela would weep profusely had he seen such a distasteful action. The DLP and its operatives have used our most precious gifts (children) to further their selfish, greedy and manipulative agenda in supporting the Maduro regime’s terror against its people for handouts. It is shameful and a blatant violation of their innocence. How dare these nincompoops abuse our children in such a distasteful manner? This my people is indeed child abuse and I sincerely hope that the UN, Francis Joseph and the churches are taking note.

    America is not asleep and I can assure you the common man is the one who will feel America’ wrath when they can’t even get a visa to go to the USA for medical care. I weep for my country and people :cry: :cry: :cry: :twisted: :twisted:

    Shame on Skerrit and his DLP cabal.

    Assertive,…

  17. I am Dominican
    March 17, 2015

    Viva Venezuela! Long live the friendship between Venezuela and Dominica.

    • The Facts
      March 17, 2015

      I second that. Venezuela will live without the US as it did in previous years.

  18. country woman
    March 17, 2015

    When I saw that I laughed so loud I cried. Where are the people eating V money? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  19. Asking
    March 17, 2015

    Where are the leaders of Petro Caribe? These people should be making a front row appearance to ensure that their jobs are intact. Why are they making the poor innocent people take the fall by singing for their supper?

  20. Watching
    March 17, 2015

    I hope these kids are not part of the US Birth Tourism!!!!!!

  21. Upset
    March 17, 2015

    But what is this for me nuh? Kids!!! Supporting a dictator like Maduro? Hell No! Let me tell all you few A something. When all u supporting Venezuela against the US, I would like u to know that every 3 months I getting a barrel from the US, and every month I getting the Benjamins from Western Union or Cambio Man. Please think about others before making those selfish moves. Do not let the US put sanctions against Dominica too. Let my family keep their US status please. Viva USA!!! Viva!!! :oops: :oops: :oops:

  22. IF I WUZ
    March 17, 2015

    Parry, I would advise the Prime Minister or Dr. Philbert Aaron in his capacity as the Dominica Ambassador to Venezuela to make a public statement in terms of a condemnation of the actions of President Obama. Please don’t hide behind some Dominicans and Petrocaribe workers. This is serious business, therefore, regardless to what the Americans might want to do or say to you, your friend Venezuela needs your support, be bold and publicly come out and support your friend, President Maduro, he needs you now, more then ever.

    • March 17, 2015

      Such a statement would be antithetical to the interests of the Dominican people — not to mention the interests of the Venezuelan people who are suffering under that corrupt, incompetent regime.

  23. AWAH
    March 17, 2015

    It’s a DISGRACE to use CHILDREN that way!!

  24. COMBOS
    March 17, 2015

    Dominicans i have to say you all are DOMB.. you dont know the difference between politics and other matters… everything is politics for you.. some things are economic, some are social, some are environmental etc…. you guys just think everything is about politics, you are going to fall bad when other countries turn their backs on you… you are singing for your top ups.. like young girls who make men use them for $10.00 top on for their cell phones…

    tell me what business do we have with this venezuela vs USA issue.? further more… what business do these little children have getting involved in something that they know nothing about…

    and your minister says the UWP Protest was a crap????????????????????????????????????????????????

  25. hhhm
    March 17, 2015

    Admin could you please change the heading… because the majority of Dominicans with brains do not throw their support behind Venezuela

    • Watch Man
      March 17, 2015

      Is all you people that greedy. How has America helped Dominica in the past? Sometimes is you all that benefiting more from kind contributions from Venezuela. Go change your bias brain for one that thinks.

  26. DA Native in Texas
    March 17, 2015

    It’s really strange that citizens of the Nature Isle would hold up placards showing support to Venezuala. On the books This country may say that they are democratic, but one only need to go there for three hours and you will realize in no uncertain terms that they are not democratic. Not even our beloved country is democratic in my opinion. Why is Cuba so afraid for its people to speak against its DICTATORIAL LEADERS? if a place is democratic, I would expect its citizens to have freedom of speech. We should not be given the illusion that we are a democracy, and if I do not support everything you say or even talk against the Gov’t I am being persecuted and sometimes thrown in jail. If we are not carefull DA might soon be like these rogue countries hiding under the banner of democracy. If we don’t study history it is sure to repeat its self. And in closing adults should not hide behind placards and use children in this crap.

  27. Abitrator
    March 17, 2015

    What’s next? Dominicans Joining ISIS with their anti American BS? Who so ever will may come we will be waiting. I can’t believe some people will support any type of dictatorship

    • Watch Man
      March 17, 2015

      Your comment is a pure waste. Sometimes I feel sorry for persons like you when you talk. Why is it lawful for America to invade any country they wish to and to you people it is good. But no other country can even give them an advice on their country. One of them days the world have to turn against America and crush the beast to the ground. Independent countries are independent countries, leave people country alone. Please check all you country where a normal citizen cannot even visit a hospital, where blacks are treated dogs or slaves although the country is governed by a painted black man. America is the biggest corrupt country in the world, mostly all the leaders are corrupt in their own way, but they use corruption among other accusations to enter in other countries business (for their natural resource: oil, diamonds, what ever it may be. God is not a police, the Antichrist must fall.

      • Common sense
        March 18, 2015

        Yes! Someone gets it. All is not lost.

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    • The truth
      March 18, 2015

      Don’t be an isiot. This is a democracy and they people must show their support for what they believe is right. How does that compare to ISIS?

  28. alas
    March 17, 2015

    De red shirt represents solidarity with Hugo Chavez doctrine.
    I notice that these are not ordinary citizens coming off the street with unconditional support.
    I refuse to be manipulated!!
    Dominica has always been a friend of Venezuela. Simon Boliva housing scheme is 28 yrs proof of that.
    DLP and Skerrit didn’t start de relationship. WE MUST BE HONEST!!
    however de show of support is manipulative.
    First red shirts are important even if not mandatory.
    De group of supporters were largely Employees of Petro Caribe, past scholarship students, students of the Venezuela institute for culture and cooperation, international Cuban brigade, and lastly friends of Venezuela.
    That’s a political gimmick.
    Nobody came on their own volition.
    There is a strong message of no bipartisan support at all.
    Not even as a administration and de opposition.
    That’s weak.
    Not even the churches.
    What i see is a DLP affair.
    I don’t even feel like i am being represented in this.
    De world is seeing…

  29. Titiwi
    March 17, 2015

    They have a right to show their support but I wonder what mark PetroCaribe workers would score for not turning up. Anyway, do you have to put children in this, below the age of consent, to make up the numbers? That is deplorable.

  30. LANlu
    March 17, 2015

    de only country I can throw my support for is for the USA because is there I have family and friends and also they are a democratic country… not maddurroo and his goons like chavez and skerrit

    • Watch Man
      March 17, 2015

      Selfish…. All have to start to run back home soon. Mark my words. Dominica will not want all u no more

  31. uk Dominican
    March 17, 2015

    rent a crowed,,,,,,,how much were they paid?

    • Ma Moses
      March 18, 2015

      They probably got free lunch I would imagine. Anyway, since this picture was taken inside the embassy I think it was intended to show Maduro back home that the ambassador is doing his bit because, who else in Dominica would know this took place unless some one from that group gave a picture to DNO. That could not have helped the ambassador at all because all that did was to unleash a flood of negative comments on the internet for the world to see. I really feel for the ambassador, caught between the devil and the deep blue sea.

  32. March 17, 2015

    Again most of those idiots are either uninformed, ill informedvor down right stupid..These do not have a damn clue of what’s going on locally, regional and international.
    They don’t listen to the news, don’t read, they can’t even understand the English language and as a result the comprehension of it, is totally impossible..Furthermore research!
    Venezuel’s shining star has fallen into an abyss a very long time ago.
    Venezuela sunken ship was pirated and looted by corrupt government and catastrophic decisions.
    The notion that Venezuela is independent, free and stable is only a notion held by fools and a strong indication that these morons with those utterances wear their badges of ignorance, with much pride and dignity. .A people can’t be free when your freedom of speech is suppressed by your oppressors….When you have no voice or medium to make your grieviances known and you’re thrown in jail for your freedom in speaking out against the ills, poverty, abuse of…

  33. Realist
    March 17, 2015

    I dont really care much about the adults showing support for venezuela, to every man his own. What i am concerned about is the innocent children who know nothing much about revolution, or the history and ties between Countries of Venezuela, the United States and or Cuba who are made to hold placards as well…

  34. Thorbjørn Jagland
    March 17, 2015

    I am Dominican and I LOVE AMERICA. My son born in America just like Skerro. Sot Dey Sot! :-?

    • Titiwi
      March 18, 2015

      The Venezuelans love America too Thorbjorn. Give them a choice and they will take the U.S.$. anytime over their own Bolivar, trust me. I would do the same.

  35. Lougawoo Mem
    March 17, 2015

    It’s such a joke and nothing but a show and tell. It’s hard to think that Dominicans stand in solidarity with Venezuela against the USA in troubled times. Hope when the table turns and the fire begins to burn the protesters will understand they are on the wrong side of history. Uncle Sam is taking notes of all these developments. He knows which side your government is on. Good luck my people!

    • Watch Man
      March 17, 2015

      People like all you that will burn in fire when the time come. All you will always stay and kiss America . America have never significantly helped Dominica. I am not against them, but i will never support the ideology. Love to intervene, like the world is theirs.

  36. Peter karam (PEDRO)
    March 17, 2015

    the Pedro who is in the habit of posting on here is not me Peter Karam known as Pedro. I absolutely deny this individual to be me Peter Karam known as Pedro online.

  37. Yanis Varoufakis
    March 17, 2015

    Revoke there US visas! :-|

  38. Not a herd follower
    March 17, 2015

    The story is very much misleading, DNO. It gives the impression that the Dominican populace are against in the United States in its relations with Venezuela. The few people with the placards-the so-called protesters-were assembled by the Embassy of Venezuela and almost half are children!

  39. watchman
    March 17, 2015

    they best pray that the us doesnt pull ross university and clear harbor from them smh sometimes its best to stay neutral

  40. jojo
    March 17, 2015

    Lol.all that time skerrit son was born in the US.but again he and his gang aren’t the ones that’s demonstrating

  41. Greg
    March 17, 2015

    Any kids from Portsmouth and their parents are employed at Ross University

  42. Anoushah Alie
    March 17, 2015

    In my opinion, they can support whomever they want! Both Venezuela and the US have blood at their foundation, but they both have given opportunities to DA citizens. None is better; both are equally guilty of exploitation and imperialism.

    • Unknown
      March 17, 2015

      NouNoush I’m disappointed in that statement. You know better hence I expect better, well except if I’m wrong about you lol.

    • LANlu
      March 17, 2015

      so why is your family and other Dominican families running to the usa to live and not Venezuela?. its and easy question, any child can answer that one.

  43. country girl
    March 17, 2015

    Have any of you been to Venequela, to see the level of poverty,when leaving the airport, through the tunnel,
    all you see shacks from top to the bottom of the mountain, in venezuela we were warned to take all jewelery
    out even those that looked like gold or you would be in danger, there is no freedom of speech, you can
    travel with only a small amount of cash. the rich is rich the poor is poor no in between. when you are an opressor you are not a good leader.

    • Tjebe fort
      March 17, 2015

      I agree with you. Venezuela has plenty of people more poor than in Dominica. What did they do with all that oil money?

  44. March 17, 2015

    Looks like Petrocaribe employees are singing for their jobs because if Venezuela fall no more Petrocaribe

    • Watch Man
      March 17, 2015

      Why u cannot go sing for your M*ther, all you people do is condone any and everything the US does. One day the US must fall. I might be dead, ants will bring me news…

      • Titiwi
        March 18, 2015

        So explain why all the trains from Latin America carry hopeful illegals north, to the U.S.A. and not the other way round? They are packed on the roofs of these trains even, these poor, desperate, dispossessed people. What are they fleeing from? The so called oppressor, the U.S.A. ? That fact is staring us right in the face.

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  45. Intoxi
    March 17, 2015

    But wait a sec am looking for those big boyz who were the main beneficiary to Venezuela handouts. Skerro, Regi, the one from the craib territory, Blackmore, not even the Aid bank man. can not see one not even the ambassador thats if he know what going on lol. and poor me you all want to go and hold placard? Bram!!! Bram!!!!! I say Ah NOT, let those who get the millions go demonstrate papa… not me

  46. AA
    March 17, 2015

    Hey lets face it Dominicans, Venezuela is a disaster and this regime in DOM will do anything to try to promote their Venezuelan hypocrisy because they know the amount of money that they were pillaging from Venezuela. The problems in Venezuela is caused by the idiotic policies of the Venezuelan regime over the years, has nothing to do with the US, so the bullying excuse that is being propagated is a whole load of BS. The US has a right to defend itself against money launderers and drug traffickers and terrorism financiers. The US have placed restrictions on certain individuals who it determines are posing a threat to their national security.

    The Venezuelan government must remove the socialist lunatic that they have masking as leader and get into reforming their economy creating jobs, allowing FDI putting the people back to work instead of masking their incompetence and their smoke and mirrors economic agenda.

  47. Bwa Chesse
    March 17, 2015

    Let the children be children

  48. grell
    March 17, 2015

    Very stupid move,you all are selling out your souls.

    • Watch Man
      March 17, 2015

      Selling out what, are you serious?

    • The Facts
      March 19, 2015

      Some of you act as if you created the world and all who and what is in it and that you can judge everyone and are within your rights to do so. God will judge you.
      God has not given up on Venezuela just as much He has not given up on Dominica, Cuba or the US of all. Therefore, D/can children and adults alike have every reason to support Venezuela.
      Keep in mind the US sanctions against Venezuela affects all Venezuelans. There are also children residing in Venezuela who will be affected by the US heartless sanctions. This is why you should throw your support for Venezuela, be it for the sake of the children.
      Grell says it is a stupid move and they are selling their souls. Well, Grell, what about you? Who and what are you selling your soul to, especially if you do not give God the homage and glory He expects of you? Mortal and spiritual food for thought.

  49. Yoland Jno Jules
    March 17, 2015

    Mr.Telemarque no body is against the US we love the USA very much that’s where most of us go to make a living but because they big and they think Venezuela small they should just bully and bulldoze the peoples land. No body hate America we just want peace

    • Francisco Telemaque
      March 17, 2015

      Yoland, if you all like the United States of America, you sure have a very strange way of showing that love!

      Of what interest is it to Dominica to side with a rouge country like Venezuela against the United States of America? None, except associating with dictators whom if the had the military power to destroy the United States would have done so already.

      If anything Venezuela has taken advantage of our country, and people for more than a hundred years. Ave’s island (Bird island) belongs to us, it is not much, for there are times when the sea overwhelms the island, nevertheless, our fishermen fives has been threatened there for years when Venezuela’s military gunboats open fire on harmless fishermen. My late grandmothers, late husband was a victim of such incidents.

      If the Venezuelans wish to help us, they can start by seeding Bird island back to the rightful owners, the people of Dominica, even is to afford us the our privilege of fishing and catching the turtles they…

      • Watch Man
        March 17, 2015

        Foolish statement, our minds are brainwashed, I feel sorry for some of us that put USA so high like is God. Imagine that how comes, USA always thinks it is the world police? they always talking about human right, abuse and freedom of speech, does USA promote human right, everyday black people are killed by white police, USA is the country with most drug lords, drug addicts, prostitution, homosexuals etc. This is what they must fight to eradicate, too long have this country interfere in the affairs of others too long: see Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Libya and look now Venezuela. Tell me one thing these countries have in common? ” great oil reserves” that’s what the USA is fighting for, very greedy people. It is rather unfortunate that Obama is president of this beast. The world expected a better USA when he was elected but alas, this is one of the worst war and power hungry president that have ruled USA. Imagine a black man. USA must fall!!!!!!

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      • hhhm
        March 17, 2015

        good point telemaque

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    • Go To Hell!!
      March 17, 2015

      Matthew 12:43-45King James Version (KJV)

      43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

      44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

      45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generat

      • jojo
        March 17, 2015

        Lol.That sure fits his mood

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    • LANlu
      March 17, 2015

      they big and they think Venezuela small, what kind of koshonie you speaking, girl keep abreast with the news and make informed comments… SORT

    • Views Expressed
      March 17, 2015

      Yolanda……………..please we know you…stop singing for your stupid supper

  50. Communism style
    March 17, 2015

    I saw a lot of this type of thing during the days of Saddam Hussain, Al Qaeda, ISIS, Gaddafi, and other evil leaders that were wanted. When they knew they were wanted they often used innocent children, women that had nothing to do, and men that directly benefited from the evil system and would either put them in harms way or used them to shield their evils. Is this what I am seeing in this photo above? Somebody definitely well trained by Muammar Gaddafi.

    • Tjebe fort
      March 17, 2015

      Yes, yes, they do the same in N. Korea, using innocent children for propaganda. That is sick and sad.

    • Watch Man
      March 17, 2015

      You people are so foolish. This was a mere solidarity stand for Venezuela in this time when they are in need of our support. This has nothing to do with leaders hiding and using innocent people to do anything. What has USA done for us in Dominica and the Caribbean. Venezuela has assisted in all possible ways to ensure that even you ” If u live in Dominica) have a better standard of living. What have USA done? tell me?

      • out of south city
        March 17, 2015

        I agree. I guess that most people who are commenting do not know America for who she really is. You people need to do your research before posting your comments. America acts like a bully and will interfere with other countries for their resources: oi,l in particular.
        Someone talked about human rights and mentioned the killings of young black men by white policemen. Does the Obama government really care about the rights of these innocent lives being taken? He is like a puppet who moves at every direction . He is just in the forefront and does not control anything.

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      • Sams Gutter
        March 18, 2015

        I bet you have family in the US. Look at the number of students excelling in the US. The number of people benifiting from money send by relatives living in the US is enormous. The U.S falls and so does the rest of the world. China could not survive without America. It needs America to buy its’ crap to survive. America with all its’ faults has given refuge to millions of people who have been persecuted in their own country. America has its’ faults, but it is still the best country in this world of ours.

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  51. Yoland Jno Jules
    March 17, 2015

    The US destroyed the entire Middle East up to now they cant restore peace and stability are we not watching the international news do we understand the end times prophecy of the power of the little horn that will rise to power.read all you Bible and understand. We don’t want the same distructions of the middle east to happen in our backyard Venezuela is a friend to Dominica and the rest of the Caribbean and I support that move 100% the US should leave the people alone let them run their own show.instead President Obama should deal with the war between the White race and the black race in the US.It stinks very bad the white American trears the black Americans like dogs or while animals

    • Go To Hell!!
      March 17, 2015

      Swallow boy I forgive you because I know what it is to backslide. You use to be a preacher, worship leader, and believer and pillar of the DFP. However, since Skerrit came on the scene you allowed those seven unclean spirits Jesus (not jesus skerrit), spoke about to get into you to the point that you are more corrupt than the very corrupt leaders you defending. Shame on you swallow

    • Francisco Telemaque
      March 17, 2015

      I do not know where you obtained your information from. I only hope you are not an agent of the Venezuelans planted here to lie and spread false political propaganda. The fact that you say the United States has destroyed the whole of the Middle East, and then you talk about prophecy is an indication that you do not have any clue of what you are talking about.

      If you are talking about prophecy, that means the false information you put there came form the Bible. Well, I personally learnt from the Bible how the Middle Eastern wars, and confusion starts more than three thousand years ago, and surly the United States was not yet born, and I an sure you cannot finger where the name United States are mentioned prophetically in prophecy. There is a book called Mystery Of The Ages, by Herbert Armstrong where he spoke about the United States & Britin in prophecy he said nothing about America destroying the Middle East.

    • Views Expressed
      March 17, 2015

      Yoland, you are talking nonsense, go read your history. The downfall of the middle East is the Middle East themselves led by the so called dictators like Skerrit who build palaces and riches for themselves and friends for over years.

      Venezuela is in a mess because of poor planning. They are rich with oil and Chavez is nonsense policy of giving and comrade nonsense killed Venezuela. Maduro is a puppet of Chavez and he too will go.

      God Bless Venezuela

    • whoistoblame
      March 17, 2015

      Yolanda, I think you are reading your Bible backwards.All the problem in the Middle East was caused by Sarah, Abraham’s wife when she made Abraham sleep with her maid. YOu sound ignorant and not educated.You are selling your soul for a piece of bread like Essau who sold his birthright for a bowl of soup.Go back and read your Bible and try hard to understand it.Ask God for wisdom and intelligence.

      • Ex Da Law ms
        March 17, 2015

        Amen to that.You are sooo right.This violence has been going on for a very long time. Way before the U.S.The Midle East is unraveling because the younger generation is not accepting of past oppression.Atleast they are smart enough to know that things ado of right.When will Dominicans be smart enough not to accept the status quo?

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    • Harry Mack
      March 17, 2015

      Are you in the picture holding a placard? No. But you and the rest decide to use some innocent little children in that B.S. Next they are denied a US Visa.

    • Shaka zulu
      March 17, 2015

      Strange u ask if we read the bible and see signs of end of times. If you so convinced it is the end of times and prophecy why your concerns. It is already design. Time for the apocalypse to begin. Nothing u can do. Que Sera sera

  52. Doc. Love
    March 17, 2015

    I don’t agree with DNO headlines,” Dominicans throw support behind Venezuela”. In my opinion , the headlines should read, “a section of the Dominican public specifically DLP supporters and workers of Petrocaribe show support behind Venezuela. Those poor Dominicans being shown with placards doesn’t realize they are being used. For instance, why hasn’t the Prime Minister or his Government publicly condemn or even write an official letter to Mr. Obama indicating his concern. Why isn’t Dr. Aaron standing with his postcard in solidarity with Venezuela. The man is Dominica’s Ambassador to Venezuela. Once again, in my opinion, should the Americans were to read the headlines of DNO, the Prime Minister, by being quiet, could hide away from any criticisms coming from the Americans.

  53. Francisco Telemaque
    March 17, 2015

    You ignorant people are talking against Obama, and the United States, a place where many of us has found refuge, our life is much better off than if we remained in “Daminica.” It is ironic that our people crave immigrating to the United States, rather than Venezuela, yet you hate this country and its people so much!

    Nevertheless, the same clowns who are out there, talking about they are supporting Venezuela they are preparing to sneak into America. It is all about talk in Dominica, and carrying of placards, by the time the camera is turned off, those same miserable idiots out there goes home and dive into the barrel of food they received from some soul in the US for their survival. Dominicans always takes the wrong side, they always hold on to the short end of the stick.

    The immigration and naturalization service of America, and the U. S., Virgin islands should now commence
    rounding up the many illegal Dominicans and ship them back to Dominica via Venezuela, let’s see how…

  54. venezolano cabreao
    March 17, 2015

    no sean ignorantes ,por unos dolares que les de Venezuela no vendan al pueblo venezolano ,la gente esta aguantando física hambre mientras el bruto dictador regala el dinero del pueblo venezolano ,exigirle al embajador de Venezuela en dominica que les hable con la verdad pero el no lo va a hacer por que es un cómplice por dinero es otro corrupto

    • Views Expressed
      March 17, 2015

      no comprende espanol senor or senora..

  55. March 17, 2015

    A better headline would have been “A few Dominicans who got a job or scholarship from Venezuela throw support behind Venezuela and bring their kids to make it look like more people do”.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      March 17, 2015

      Steve the ignorant thing about the few is that they have their children involved into that crap!

      Do they believe the placards they are carrying has any effect on Obama, and America? If there is a showdown between Venezuela and the United States what sort of help can Dominica give to Venezuela that will have an effect on America? Dominicans should be ashamed to be out there talking crap about Venezuela is a free country.

      How cares; Dominica is a free country too, but it is a free country that unable to feed it people, so to keep the handouts coming from Venezuela, they must put on a show; by the time they put down their placards they go out on their feet warring down push-in enquiring how they can get to sneak into America. If I had my way, and had any say, I would advise the U. S. Embassy in Barbados to stop issuing entry visas to any Dominica hoping to travel to America. Someone need to teach our people a hard lesson!

  56. Pedro
    March 17, 2015

    Venezuela is sinking. We better accept that. The rally should be a protest about restoring some emergency assistance and dignity to the Venezuelans themselves and not about US pronouncements!! Maduro is using the US announcement (which is not a threat of any physical or military nature) as an opportunity to be diverted from the real issue, which is the economy is in tatters and the government is not prioritizing assistance to its own people. There is nothing Dominicans can do about that predicament. Sooner or later Venezuela will have no choice but withdraw and scale back its development support to Dominica and others. Meanwhile its population is starving and experiencing shortages on every level. If Dominica was supporting Haiti and some calamity came and wiped out that source of income would Dominicans still be happy about supporting Haiti? Probably not. So you can gauge the true feelings of Venezuelans. But I suppose most people are not really concerned about that.

    • Not a herd follower
      March 17, 2015

      It is not only economic deprivation, Pedro. Political opponents are also being locked up on trumped-up charges because they speak out against the policies and autocratic behaviour of the government.

  57. DLP Church Choir
    March 17, 2015

    Fellow Dominicans and those of you that stand for justice worldwide, please do not get angry because we are here performing our political duties, and as loud as we possibly can. Make in worse, when we know we are going to be on the camera to show our color. As a member of this choir, our job is to SING FOR OUR SUPPER, and that we will do at all cost. Please understand that we know better but we just have to show up to perform when we are called upon to sing and perform. Hope you all understand what is going on because if we don’t sing we don’t get paid and we don’t get to keep our job.

    • BORN DOMINICAN
      March 17, 2015

      shame on you all for using children to do u all work,keep the children out of ur business there are hardly adults there what kind of message are you sending

    • Views Expressed
      March 17, 2015

      I get your drift……..i get the message
      You have our support in your times od the Chavez – Skerrit – Maduro scenario.

      Hold tight

      Three blind mice

  58. lololol
    March 17, 2015

    well well not me as a dominican that throwing my support for Venezuela there nah for skerrit. this time he on his own. when he was enjoying the hand out i was not there with him tell skerrit and Venezuela to kiss my …..

  59. Neutral
    March 17, 2015

    OMG. NO NO NO. PM please rethink what you have just done. Its not to late to withdraw in supporting Venezuela and ther issues with the US government. Please back away from such issues. Sooner than Soon we will then be on the US BLACK LIST and you know what that entails. THANK YOU.

    • fedup
      March 17, 2015

      fool did you see the PM making any statement concerning what the usa said?..you people just talk and dont know what you talking and writing about. all these countries are the same..they helping other countries financially when their own people are hungry..china,cuba,venezula, and the list goes on and on.sometimes i wonder why..charity begins at home but all politician starts their charity in other man’s country.there in a high rate of poverty in all these big countries and it amazes me how they quick to help other countries.

  60. Unky
    March 17, 2015

    Dominicans? DNO, how many Dominicans were present? Would you say that’s a fair representation of the Dominican populations. I think you should be more responsible in your reporting on matters of this nature. I am subject to be correct, but I doubt most Dominicans would support Venezuela of the US so this title could be very misleading.

    • Unky
      March 17, 2015

      Thanks Admin…. the adjustment/correction of the title much appreciated.

  61. The voice of god?
    March 17, 2015

    Wow! It is nice to see and know that DEMOCRACY still exists in Dominica, though for a select few when it pleases their agenda. This time I did not see no armed police officers, no guns, no one dressed in army uniform, though it was done at the Venezuelan Embassy, and for something foreign. Can you imagine what would have happened if a few of us on the other side of politics were to stand with our placards in front of Parliament building to show support to the USA? This handful of laborites and innocent children that do not know anything about life and politics are just being used as scape goats. There are more of us in Dominica that are opposed to the manner in which innocent Venezuelans are being treated by their corrupt government than the handfool of standing here today. Is just that we are scared of being victimized or attacked by the police.

  62. You Joking
    March 17, 2015

    I just hope all you know what all yo doing , because if all you make them cancel my US visa is me and all you. I do not want to go shopping nor live in Venezuela I love America 100% I just want all yo to know that . I have gain more from America that i have from Venezuela. My entire family are living happy successful lives in America not in Venezuela.

  63. hmm
    March 17, 2015

    why so many of them hiding their faces behind the placards?

  64. Abitrator
    March 17, 2015

    Some of my people are really Dom in a can. Do you all know what you are supporting? Or are you all singing for your super

  65. LANlu
    March 17, 2015

    A lot of kids who do not even know what is really happening… this is laughable.. parents don’t put allu kinds in those people koshonie

    • U4 real bomboclot?
      March 17, 2015

      Like Skrit lecturing on the lessons from the Grenadian revo and it’s significance lol Some body scream STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • U4 real bomboclot?
        March 17, 2015

        They should be protesting showing support for getting BIRD Isalnd from Venezuela.

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