Construction of world’s longest cable car ongoing in the Roseau Valley

The longest cable car in the world is in under construction in Dominica

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that the construction of the world’s longest cable car is ongoing in the Roseau Valley.

He made the announcement while presenting the feature address at the annual Diaspora Dialogue held at the State House Conference Center this week.

“We are also building, and it has started, the longest cable car in the world,” he said. “That cable car will take you up to the Boiling Lake, creating more opportunities.”

According to Prime Minister Skerrit, this is going to be a major attraction, “because there are a lot of cruise ships coming in, and this cruise season we are increasing the number of cruise [passengers] by 80,000 people coming out on the ships.”

He stated the reality is that when the cruise ships arrive there are many people who stay onboard.

“Senior citizens may not be able to walk too much and may want to relax, but many of you here I am sure, most of you if you had the cable car now, you would go visit the Boiling Lake,” he explained.

Furthermore, Skerrit pointed out that there will be many attendant benefits and opportunities.

The Prime Minister went on to explain that a tour guide who spoke to him said he was not in favour of the cable car because it might cause him to lose business.

However, he went on to explain to the tour guide that instead of walking five times up to the Boiling Lake he can use the cable car to provide the visitor with a tour.

Furthermore, Skerrit believes that the installation of a cable car is a way of catering to everybody.

“You have people who might be physically challenged who want to enjoy the same things we enjoy, and so we look forward to the completion of this cable car,” he said.

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23 Comments

  1. RastarMarn
    November 1, 2022

    No pictures den!!!

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  2. JAH KAL
    November 1, 2022

    Dominicans living in Dominica if you all do not want to take your country back, its to bad, we living out there we can help you we don’t pay taxes down there the country where we pay our taxes thats whom take care of us, when we come home is on vacation thats the time we help your economy we don’t work down there ,and you have a one man government destroying the country . God help those that help themself .

  3. Lin clown
    November 1, 2022

    On the 6 of June 2012,the Rainforest Tram Limited located in Laudat took a decision to close.Sixty five(65) people lost their jobs.The blue sons of Satan took to the streets and celebrated,just as they did when hurricane Maria destroyed Dominica.Ten(10) years later Skerrit is building bigger and better and hundreds of Dominicans will be employed,and that is a headache for crooked Bwa-Banday.Everything for,and in the interest of Dominicans these crooks and traitors,are against.Losers,sherkers and jerkers,backstabbers,rogues and vagabonds who,have been running their unproductive mouth for 22 years.

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  4. Praying for change
    November 1, 2022

    Another money laundering scheme, perhaps he should rethink the disgusting mess the once beautiful bay front has become and perhaps help those businesses that fell under the bankruptcy of the insurance company after Maria. If I was a tourist on a cruise ship and saw the Shacks as well as the Garraway looking that way still and the concrete eye saw of the fort young I would stay put. Mr PM lose the corruption and think of ALL your people not just your friends, and stop taking massive back handers to launder other countries criminals money.

  5. Weh
    October 30, 2022

    Why did the government shut down the original airial tram to begin with?

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    • Bobby
      October 31, 2022

      They love to destroy and then claim they reinvented the wheel. Another prime example: Dominicas agriculture. All this man does is blow HOT AIR…

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  6. What goes up
    October 30, 2022

    Good job Skeritt!! Hang them high on cables and just say Domleck take light. Boy look it!!!😂😂😂😂What a man of a Boy.

  7. Lin clown
    October 30, 2022

    Whether the Lab rat from Mahaut,Bwa-Banday or Francisco-DOG from Wesley like it or not the Cable car will be built.I am sure Bwa- Banday is one of those greedy Labourites who didn’t get he want from Skerrit.

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    • Bwa-Banday
      October 31, 2022

      Hey my Bro. BIG Clown where have you been brother? Welcome back bro, I missed your idiotic, child like, uninformed and clueless posts on here. Quite honestly they give me a laugh everyday so please do not stay away that long again. You have been warned!

      Anyway, just in case you missed it, I love the tram idea my friend. I am only asking that your government provide training to those charged with search and rescue so when the inevitable happens we are prepared and they dont look like cou- nou-moo-nous. So having enlightened you, please pass unto them so they can make it look like its their idea as usual. Remember, the firemen and some in the SSU need to be trained ASAP. Now, go drink your milk and take your well deserved afternoon nap while uncle sing you lullabys. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      October 31, 2022

      Sir Clown, what is the difference in the Aerial Tram someone invested into in Dominica, and then the owners abruptly down; and a Cable car?
      For your information, they are one of the same thing!
      I suspect the reason the owners shut it down is because it was not profitable to operate in a small place as Dominica with the smallest population in the Caribbean besides Montserrat!
      It’s all about money clown.
      There are less than fifty thousand people in Dominica, if everybody on the island pay everyday to ride, it will still fail unless Roosevelt use some illegal passport money to keep it running.
      Boy; even companies such as Disney failed in countries in Europe, with millions of people because of lack of participants. I saw an entertainment park on I-15 on the way to Las Vegas where millions of people travels per day failed overnight; for lack of participants.
      Build it but it is already doomed, because that will not be an attraction for tourist visiting Dominica for one day!

  8. Iain Noble
    October 29, 2022

    Can we have a zip line on the way down?

  9. Possie Direct
    October 29, 2022

    “He stated the reality is that when the cruise ships arrive there are many people who stay onboard.”
    I don’t usually listen to this man when he opens his mouth to speak his native language of LIES but this time I kind of believing part of the above paragraph.
    Imagine Skerrit admitting that many people stay on board the ships when they come here. Gason when Skerrit admits something just know it’s pretty obvious. But I wished he said more than 50% stay on board. Why PM?

    Indian river use to be a major tourists destination but see what you did. Many tourists always wanted to go to Rodney’s Rock and Syndicate and Ti Tou gauge.

    Man you are just thinking of how you can take jobs away from Dominicans and talking your crap as if everybody stupid

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  10. October 29, 2022

    Alas Papa Bodier! You mean to tell me the same man that promised to make Dominica The FIRST resilient country in the world is now promising to build the world’s longest cable car?
    But just now the man will promise to build his own “Tower of Babel” where his followers can get an instant VIP ride to the tallest point of heaven man. Boy when you are used to fooling people with lies that no blind person should believe for 28 years, now you feel you can fool them without planning the next lie

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  11. Nudibranch
    October 29, 2022

    There goes our UNESCO world heritage status. An EIA was done 30 years ago and was deemed an ecological nightmare. The aerial tram was developed at Laudat instead. Folks have short memories and blinkered sight. The aerial tram went under because the cruise ships were charging too much and folks wouldn’t go. What makes this a viable option for the same bunch of floating pirates?

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  12. Bring back the kidnapped parrots
    October 28, 2022

    Is that a picture of the Dominican cable car or a picture from a different country? The cable car pictured does not look to be under construction it looks fully operational.

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  13. Roger Burnett
    October 28, 2022

    My dear friend, the Virgin Island poet Sheila Hyndman (1958-1991), wrote about her concerns for the invasion of her home land as follows:

    They will bring to light your secret places,
    They will demand your mysteries,
    They will dilute your treasures,
    And rob you of your chastity…

    It brings us back to the difference between a niche visitor attraction and a mass tourist attraction.

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  14. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    October 28, 2022

    Here we go again, Dominica is going to have the longest Cable Car in the world!

    It will indeed be resiliently built too, don’t forget to add that!

    So, when it is finished let’s make comparisons to “Hon Thom Cable Car” that was inaugurated in February, of 2018 and is the longest cable car in the World. It is in Vietnam on the island of Phu Quoc, in the south of the country boarding with Cambodia, this cable car spans, 7,899.9 meters which is equal to only approximately 4.9088 miles!
    Dominica is only 289.9 to 305 square miles, I am not sure of the formula to convert that to miles, nevertheless remember there was a cable car (tram) operating in Dominica which closed down abruptly if that was not successful, how successful is this one going to be?

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    • October 31, 2022

      Hopefully, this one should ride us all the way to L A in America and back. No need to build an International Airport. Waste of time, according to Francisco Telemakak.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        November 2, 2022

        Boy you are funny eh.
        Hahahahaha!

  15. Bwa-Banday
    October 28, 2022

    Great idea! Yes thats coming from me a constant boeboe in the side of the Cabal and the BIG CLOWN.

    Now While I doubt this is longer than those on the Great Wall Of China section in Badaling, China, I am hopeful it will lead some thrill seekers to our shores. A word of caution though, our fire and rescue personnel should already be undergoing training to rescue trapped personnel when equipment fails or DOMLEC has a power failure affecting the operations.

    My inside information is that the Fire and Rescue Service have not received such training and no one has been sent to train abroad in this regard. Are we going to allow the inevitable to happen and then say we did not have the right resources? The Kenisha debacle (still praying for her safe return) still has not taught the CABAL the meaning of preparedness…SMMFH :twisted:

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  16. October 28, 2022

    This project is pure madness on so many levels, and a desecration of what was once a beautiful world heritage site

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    • November 1, 2022

      Everything Skerrit does is pure madness. What of if it was ugly Lenny building that cable road. It would have been a superb idea. And what happens if we don’t do anything and just suck up all the money into our pockets, en? Where did you get that last name from?

  17. derp
    October 28, 2022

    “You have people who might be physically challenged who want to enjoy the same things we enjoy, and so we look forward to the completion of this cable car,” he said.

    Really what about moving throughout Roseau, that town has horrible wheelchair accessible areas, most stores and places are not accessible to wheelchair bound people much less for the sidewalks

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