Dominica to receive assistance from Venezuela in rebuilding of disaster-struck eastern communities – PM Skerrit

PM Skerrit speaking at the launch his La Plaine Constituency candidate, Dr. Cassandra Wiliiams

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that his government is expected to receive assistance from Venezuela to help build greater resistance in the east and southeast of the island.

He made the announcement while addressing hundreds of supporters at the launching ceremony of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) candidate of the La Plaine Constituency, Dr. Cassandra Williams, held in Delices last night.

On Sunday, November 6, significant flooding and major landslides occurred in the east and southeast of the island due to a trough system that left one man dead and some residents injured.

Roads were made impassable as a result of debris from the slides and homes. Infrastructure was also greatly impacted.

“I want to say to my friends in the Grand Fond Constituency and the south and southeast, including this constituency, we have a lot of work to do in this upcoming term in the east to build greater resilience, safer homes in safer places,” he revealed. “And just to let you know we have already started the work.”

He continued, “We have already started raising the funds for the interventions. And just yesterday, the reason I wasn’t at Grand Fond last night, I traveled to Venezuela to meet with the President of Venezuela to speak to him about support for the east of Dominica, to respond to the disaster and I can tell you I got good news for the south and southeast of Dominica.”

As the Prime Minister of Dominica, he made it clear that he will personally oversee the reconstruction of the east area of the island.


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  1. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    December 14, 2022

    Devils and demons are good actors, they can change their appurtenance in a split moment.

    One of the traits of a wicked demon is that they cry out lowed; this man has begun to self-destruct, realizing that he pulled his hypocritical stunt:

    “In 2023 we are going to start something big; I may not be there with you to see it finished.” Now those are the words of the late Eward O. Leblanc, when he was premier said ” I may not be there with you” and retired Shortley thereafter.

    Hence Martin Luther King, used similar terms in his great speech ” I have a dream.”

    That was simply a final way of Roosevelt soliciting sympathy votes, from the illiterates following after him: so, he plagiarized the words of two dead men, and that’s what people who are about to self-destruct usually do!

  2. Come ya boy
    December 5, 2022

    Rudolph Itla your Boss Satan is waiting on you – came to pick you up for a BARBECUE PARTY ON HOT COALS. 👿 evil 😈

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  3. dissident
    December 5, 2022

    so you mean skerritt called Maduro for assistance?
    why didn’t he get assistance to build the bridge in Boetica, or the petite savanne road?
    you mean people in de south east dat blind?

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  4. JAH KAL
    December 4, 2022


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  5. JAH KAL
    December 4, 2022

    Skerrit you better check your self, you are possessed the devil is in control and it is causing mayhem in Dominica. Skerrit you causing ham to the innocence people of dominica , you a destroying them with rum, and drugs .
    Skerrit from the time you call your election in Dominica crazy things been happening on island lots of flooding, accidents ,people losing there live, disappearance of people, Skerrit the money you have waisting it will soon be finish and the people will suffer. Dominica is going down to the dogs ,skerrit karma is a capital B.

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  6. JAH KAL
    December 3, 2022

    Skerrit you a such a liar you really think you can fool people all the time. You have a few people following you , and you can see on their faces they do’nt want to , they tired with your nonsence. Man you are so pathetic. Karma is a B.

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  7. An observer of Politics in DA
    December 3, 2022

    And the question is, at what cost will we need to accept this help from the Venezuelans? What will we need to give up Mr. Prime Minister? Are you going to put on a hard hat and start shoveling dirt to create the necessary pathways for water to flow and secure our river banks? You had 20 years, why didn’t you prioritize this after the last set of hurricanes that let DA understand what Climate change can bring? You now speak of a resilient DA, however, you are yet to really do anything – just talk. After the last major down pour that has now left those areas cut off, your response was to call a snap election. Please let me know why must we believe you now?

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  8. Bring back the kidnapped parrots
    December 3, 2022

    Why is yours truly begging for money from Venezuela what happened to the millions of dollars he took in from the sales of passports and citizenship? Is it in the Treasury like it is supposed to be or in some foreign bank account. Has he promised Venezuela something in return? This should be put to a national vote.

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  9. Skerro
    December 3, 2022

    PM face look like he and the devil fighting for first place

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  10. December 3, 2022

    Didn’t have to go to Venezuela Dr Dr the Caribbean “financial wizard” the DLP “campaign largesse” was more than enough to start all the election projects that you promised and will never fulfill; fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, three times, shame on Me.

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  11. kubulol
    December 3, 2022

    I thought the ties with the Venezuelan dictatorship were broken ?

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  12. Teddy
    December 2, 2022

    But this man has no shame Venezuela has it’s own problems and you going asking then for help. Shame on you skirrit

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  13. Hardlysoft
    December 2, 2022

    Well done Mr. PM! It seems like you are setting the tone for your management style ‘post election reset’. Micro-managing your ministries will make your ministers look incompetent.
    It may also mean that we can manage with a smaller cabinet given your management skills

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  14. L C Matthew
    December 2, 2022

    “As the Prime Minister of Dominica, he made it clear that he will personally oversee the reconstruction of the east area of the island.”
    Where is the relevant minister for area and relevant ministry?
    Did you receive money from Venezuela? How much did you receive? Was it given to you or given to Dominica?
    Is it not an irony that after 20 years in office and millions spent on election campaign Dominica does not have money to take care of itself. We are still begging Venezuela. Is that the definition of resilient, 5 years after Maria?
    In the middle of an election campaign you are visiting Venezuela. On whose behalf are you really working? How do we know how much money you received?
    When will police and folks do thier work and arrest this punk before he take us to the destitute pit of no return?

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  15. Max
    December 2, 2022

    What a guy. Millions of people fleeing Venezuela and he goes there to beg for money. It’s shameful. i find it unbeluevable that Dominicans want him as their leader.

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  16. No joke
    December 2, 2022

    I see two images in photo and believe me, one looks like Satan and the other looks like the Devil. I serious man.

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  17. Truth Be Told
    December 2, 2022

    But PM what is happening to your face? You are getting uglier by the day? Your face is starting to reflect the meanness of your heart?

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    • Ibo France
      December 5, 2022

      Exactly my thoughts also. His atrocious behaviour is getting worse by the day as his sins are definitely bearing down on him. He looks haggard, aged, and generally unwell.

      God never defaults. The wicked are sure of their wages, sooner or later.

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    • Alphonso Wang
      December 5, 2022

      Dominicas women don’t think so! Mind you, they are not generally known for their good taste. Standards are low!

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  18. MEME
    December 2, 2022

    This man LIES so much, no details, NOTHING! NADA!…Am i your fool Skerrit?
    Remember he was bragging with his lying tongue that we were not owing Venezuela? In fact a self professed (rotweiler) dog in his cabinet said it’s Venezuela that is owing Dominica… Venezuela then said to the world (Was it at the UN?) that it has granted Dominica debt forgiveness. Skerrit like a MOO MOO said nothing. I wonder who can tell me what was done with that money!
    I think it was in exces of
    US$100 000 000.00..
    This man is a Caribbean political misfit, imbecile and embarrassment! His forte is to insult those amongst us who are struggling to survive by legitimate means.
    Just watch the photo! LIAR!!

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  19. Deja vu
    December 2, 2022

    If it is the same party and Venezuelans who abandoned the Rosalie to Petite Soufriere link road that was promised over 22 years ago and is still not yet halfway complete then good luck. Grandparents and parents died waiting to see these lies come to pass. Fooled us once but not twice. Time for people to start seeing the lies in the words of these politicians. No wonder the villagers never saw a lie in front of them for 22 years in Ros a lie road.

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  20. Putin
    December 2, 2022

    Nice, Skerro! Well done. Leadership is everything!

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    • Braindamage
      December 5, 2022

      Putin, you will stay in your Russia …and Skerrit may come to meet you, if he hasn’t caught to put behind iron bars…

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  21. Beta
    December 2, 2022

    More lies! Why would Venezuela help us again, after they had to write off US$100million of Dominican debt. Up until today you haven’t accounted for this money, which no doubt is a default of PetroCaribe Dominica. You can’t fool us anymore, Skerrit.

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  22. If we knew better
    December 2, 2022

    Why do we have to run to Venezuela? Venezuela should ask him about the money for the Kalinago he stole under the guise of Maria, as if Maria didnt hit the Kalinago territory too. I thought he was making money for the country and they could do how much things to transform dominica blablabla. Still have to run to an international donor to do our own work. But yet we independent. TBH we dont care. do what you want.

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  23. Toto
    December 2, 2022

    How did you travel to Caracas Roosevelt but more importantly why you need to wait for money from Venezuela when you can immediately use our CBI money for this purpose. I just hope that Venezuela money is not a disguise of suspect money money to be cleaned through your bank, especially as Venezuela is in dire straits itself while you have millions to spend on that non-election of yours. This doesn’t make sense to a simple person like me at all.

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  24. dissident
    December 2, 2022

    I could never believe dat
    why didn’t he mention the date?
    what happened to all the CBI funds anyway

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