COVID-19: Dominica government plans to take new measures as 3-day curfew ends

PM Roosevelt Skerrit

The government of Dominica plans to put new measures in place in its continuing efforts to contain the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, who was speaking during a special programme on State-Owned DBS Radio on Monday night, said among measures his government is considering is to have grocery shops in various villages and the supermarkets open at specific times.

The two-day curfew which was implemented on Saturday 28th March, from 10:00PM was lifted today at 8:00AM.

 “We intend to continue the measures that we have currently in place which started on Saturday, but to allow for certain activities to take place during specified times,” he said. “For example, we will allow for the grocery shops to open in the villages and the supermarkets to open, but for a specific time frame.”

Skerrit said that for example, supermarkets could open from 6:00AM to 2:00PM on weekdays but on weekends, the entire country should be shut down and everybody should be home, “with the exception of those who have to be out.”

He said the government is suggesting that mini-buses should have one passenger per row.

“We recognize that our mini-bus is licensed to carry 16 or 17 passengers,” he stated. “When we are on these buses, we are squeezing. We have 4 people, 5 people in one row. We are suggesting – of course, that will be finalized, but the recommendation here is – that we should have one passenger per row on these mini-buses to allow for the distancing we are talking about.”

He said he noticed that a number of bus drivers are practising the physical distancing of passengers as the buses are not as filled as they normally are.

Another recommendation which the Prime Minister mentioned is for liquor licenses in Dominica to be suspended.

He said large gatherings of people have been observed at various “rum shops” and this is not in keeping with what is being recommended.

“And so, to protect these people from any harm, we are seeking to suspend the licenses across the country,” he remarked.

Prime Minister Skerrit indicated that the new measures would be introduced ” in a day or so.”

Attempts by Dominica News Online (DNO) to seek some clarity on the various proposed measures and the timeframe for their implementation, were unsuccessful.

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77 Comments

  1. TeteMorne I From
    April 3, 2020

    Blah,Bla, bla! How many time are you all going to remind us of ” The State owed Radio Station?’ We get it. DBS is state owned. Hoorrayy! Every freaking time I read about something on some radio is state owned this, state owned that. This is more annoying than Corona. Las CONTETWAYE MWE!

  2. April 1, 2020

    @David, what is your point? You talk about people are dying daily by the hundreds in England and America and yet nobody has died in Dominica related to the virus yet you blame Skerrit for everything. What has Skerrit done to you David? We only have 11 confirmed cases and the doctors and nurses and health professionals in Dominica are working feverishly and tirelessly everyday. What more do you want from Skerrit. Get a life and Lennox will never be the PM of Dominica. He is an anarchist and a riot monger, and a howling of the sixties. You cannot help Dominicans, so shut up your mouth.

  3. The Truth Be Told
    April 1, 2020

    Most of u on this chat who hates & looking for excuses. I have never seen u write nothing constructive except bashing others esp the PM. U have never said let us do this thing like this or that. Some play they so smart… Proud. God does not like proud people who hate for no reason at all. Asking who have thesarus, who wrote for who etc. Take a deep breath , humble yourselves. Disrespecting people who in Kookoo land etc. Batibou River & all the rest of u, no time for politics.. now is covid -19 (coronavirus). The world does not revolve around u guys /ladies. Where is your concern for others the world over? Wake up Wake up now is not time for your complaints. Tie your boots strap, kneel on your knees, humble yourself, cry out to the Greater One (u did not create the earth nor the universe). Yes there is one greater than us all with all our education (talents he gave us) not 4 us but to help others . Now is the time to take your talent, contribute to the task at hand. Stop

    • Batibou River
      April 4, 2020

      Look fool, I say what I have to say. One thing is a fact that YOUR PM is a corrupt liar who has skimmed my countries scares resources big style. That’s a fact and that fact remains, corona or no corona. Just for future reference, if you don’t like my comments, simply don’t read them! And keep on visiting the red clinic all you always want something for nothing. I have my own money and I’m not one little bit interested in your PM left overs.

  4. The Truth Be Told
    April 1, 2020

    What all u want? To curb the spread or let it go on as it is ? It is time all u who only looking to bash the PM, come with some concrete suggestions. The only time you all on this blog talk is when the PM makes a statement. Hello wake up smell the coffee not excuse now or blame game now. THIS IS A WORLD WIDE PANDEMIC. DA is in the world. If u do not want to understand this, do an excursion to Mars. Be tested negative for COVID-19 & take a trip to Mars. Instead of looking at everything that the PM says, criticize, blame him I ask what are your contributions to the whole situation right now? Nothing but verbal diarrhoa. Waste not your talent but use it wisely like educating others, taking all the precautionary measures for u & others. Love others. Be not greedy looking for u alone. We are each others keeper. Stop being political & biased. Politics have no place in the world now. U not seeing . Lord forgive the world for the sin of politicking. Some do not know when 2 stop.

  5. Tatiana Green
    April 1, 2020

    The Prime Minister needs to make serious decisions and stick by it. I am in agreement with all businesses opening until 2pm. That is sufficient time from Monday to Friday. In addition, Dominicans will not die if we go on complete shut down from Friday evening to Monday morning at 6am.

    The Police Officers needs to do rounds to ensure that these businesses are closed.

    If the PM don’t do that the rest of the population do not have a choice and have to risk lives. Put your times and mean it.

    • Pipo
      April 2, 2020

      The only thing that seriously worries me though Tania is the Saturday market in Roseau. That is not a tidy and sanitary place at the best of times and stall holders so close together and a lot of foot traffic. The vendors start arriving there late Friday already. This is a good opportunity to reorganise the market and control it better.
      As it is now it is a perfect place for cross contamination by bugs and viruses. I don’t know what the answer is but the authorities should give that serious consideration.

  6. Tell me what to do
    April 1, 2020

    PM I cannot say much because I is a photo and I cannot call talk show or give my name because Linton them know me and will mock me. So in the midst of Covid-19, all I can do is hide behind my screen and ask of you this question, hoping DNO will post it before you address the nation today so you could advise me:
    “Captain, this ship is sinking
    Captain, these seas are rough
    We gas tank almost empty
    No electricity, we oil pressure reading low
    Shall we abandon ship?
    Or shall we sit on it, and perish slow?
    We don’t know, we don’t know
    Captain, you tell we what to do.” (Woh woh)

  7. April 1, 2020

    @Francisco, how many times have you told the PM to shut up and, he turns around and beats you 18 times to 3. You should be ashamed of yourself, Francisco. Lennox will never be the PM of Dominica. He is an anarchist just like you. Drink some corona beers, that should get rid of your coronavirus. ALL UWP acolytes are ……………………………..

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 2, 2020

      I do not waste time on barking dogs!

      You are a dog!

      whether Lennox become PM of Dominica or not what will I loose or gain?

      Even if Lennox, or any of my family  become Prime Minister of Dominica, I would not seek or ask anything from them.

      Want to know why?

      Note: Anything that a man should have at my age; I’ve got it: I know how to work, and have worked hard all of my life, happy and content with what God have given to me.

      No one can say any politician has ever given anything to me;  I tell you what, I have never stolen; “thief” anything from anyone in my entire life!

      I am not a thief; I never thief government money; nobody can send police to arrest me for anything I have to my name.

      There are plenty of politicians in Dominica who are thieves, I know Lennox is not one of them; but, I however know a black rat politician a thief going jail!

      • Man bites dogs
        April 2, 2020

        @Francisco, You have a problem with yourself go away and RIP you will notice I didn’t put any dots in RIP that is because I don’t wish you any further harm than you doing to yourself while you at it take that other Covidiot Viewsexpressed, with you by the way Linton, will never be Prime minister of DOMINICA soon to be Pm Skerrit, will be at Buckingham Palace London being knighted by the Queen.

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          April 3, 2020

          You see how ignorant you are?
          Don’t you know Roosevelt that corrupted black wet rat is already Knighted; Why do you believe I named him that Dominica Mountain Chicken Crapud (craop) Mentality Me Almost Nearly Cousin Sir Knight  triple doctor Punjab Dusquesne HIFU Ali Baba Indian doctor of nothing that damn T… Roosevelt Skerrit!
          Hahahahahahahahahahahahahah!
          You are so confounded; the man is already a Knight, that convicted crook Scotland ensured she got some white boys to dress Roosevelt in some carnival costume with a sash around his neck, and a sword longer than him tied on his hip!

          When he failed to get recognition by people calling him Sir Roosevelt Skerrit, the want to be recognized Knight thought it would be better if he went Punjab in India, to an unaccredited university and pay hundreds of thousands of Dominica dollars for an honorary unless degree not worth the paper the words are written on!
          Anyway in the British system crooked politicians are sent to Jail; not…

          ADMIN: https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/human-interest/pm-skerrit-receives-knight-grand-cross-merit/

        • viewsexpressed
          April 3, 2020

          Man bites dogs:, Go with your woof, woof and go after your idoitic failed Skerrit. There is n way that your failed immature Skerrit can get into the shoes and intellectual of Francisco.
          People like, Francisco, Hon. Linton and his decent highly professional UWP Team are much further in political decency than your failed corrupted Skerrit and Labour BoBOL Government. Be reminded of Bin Bobol initiated by your failed Skerrit. And who exposed him, well it was our Hon. Linton who has our interest in the development of our Dominica than Skerrit, who has fleeced our economy, killed our agriculture. OUR farmers now beggars and our mothers beg at the Red Clinic to receive states funds because Skerrit is politically illiterate and today unable to get jobs for our people but the big boys are selling our passports and receive big cash commission while our people suffer where Skerrit has killed our Bananas etc. So Skerrit is known for the Fertlizer and Bin Bobols scam. Will hunt him for years.

      • Gary
        April 2, 2020

        Why would you use such language and call someone a dog
        simply for expressing their opinion, Wow, is this an example or character of the Christian you profess to be.You always talk about how intelligent you but you never seem to display such treat.

      • Man bites dogs
        April 2, 2020

        @Francisco, ” I do not waste time on barking dogs” but you are, man you came straight out of a comic book 📙 🤣 have you read all those crazy crap you been writing all those years? 20 years to be precise you playing smart but Prime minister Dr Skerrit is extremely clever quick to understand intelligent, not a great pretender like you are, this man said he studied in the UK and don’t know the terms of the words ” being egg on” try asking Google without it you would be at the bottom of the ocean, also I don’t have to wait for a white man to tell me there is a god, heaven or hell I can tell you it’s just written by man of what they think might be but I believe in nature it is all around us.

        • Wanted man
          April 2, 2020

          @manbitesdog, If it is not God’s will for Lennox Linton to become PM then he will not become PM. However, if it is God’s will for him to become PM you might not live to see it but there’s nothing you can do to stop it ok? So stop hurting yourself about what you can’t control. Now here is another thing I know. I know for sure that Lennox Linton is not a wanted man in the USA, the UK, France, Iran or Dominica, no matter how some try to jail him here. Do you know of anyone that is wanted and is scared all now? No, I am not referring to Nicholas Maduro of Venezuela

          • Man bites dogs
            April 3, 2020

            @Wanted man, you wrong my vote and many others control Linton, God or no God he Lennox Linton, will never on this blue planet be a prime minister of DOMINICA.

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        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          April 3, 2020

          You see since Google has never been my English Grammar professor I would not have a reason to ask Google: I am beyond Google you see.
          I would much prefer to use the simple term “urge.”

          Since the term urge implies a strong effort to persuade someone to do something, as by entreaty, argument, or forceful recommendation; or I would  utilize exhort which implies an earnest urging or admonishing to action or conduct.

           An egg is an oval or round object laid by a female bird, reptile, fish, or invertebrate, usually containing a developing embryo.

          The eggs of birds are enclosed in a chalky shell, while those of reptiles are in a leathery membrane.

          To each his own: some of us are kindergarten graduates, some of us did not finish kindergarten, some of us never went; hence with the advent of computers and smart phone we use Google as our professor, what happened to a regular academic curriculum? You never been there so you don’t know eh!

          Hahahahahahahah!

          • Man bites dogs
            April 3, 2020

            Francisco, You missing the point man come to the UK and learn proper English language egg-on someone to incite a person to take action such as criminal or negative behaviour so on, who ever gave you thumb up is also a dam fool. American English is crap spelling is rubbish
            Pronunciations is crap Trump cannot spell without Britain there would be a USA Spain would have taken it.

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    • viewsexpressed
      April 2, 2020

      ds, how many times have you been told to shut up and you turn around and repeat the same old mepuis and silly talk. Didn’t you go to school and taught to analyse matters first before you open your big corrupted mouth? You seem to have a poor record over 18 times surpassing your failed immature Skerrit. You should be ashamed of yourself, ds., and this is some advice for you, don`t try to get at or compete with Francisco and Hon. Linton. These two are exceptionally educated, dedicated, professional people. Hon. Lennox will never be the same as your failed, incompetent PM Skerrit who has reduced our people and our Dominica into deep poverty and the obvious reign of Bobol and corruption. Skerrit maybe this an anarchist just like you. Drink some corona beers, that should get rid of your coronavirus. ALL UWP people are exceptionally decent, works hard, has our Dominica at heart and are focus to further develop our crippling Dominica as failed Skerrit has reduced it to begging and poverty.

  8. David
    April 1, 2020

    I am in England where 1000 people have died in the past 48hrs from this virus and thousands more will die. People in Dominica must take this seriously and take personal responsibility otherwise a lot of people will die. Never mind moaning about Skerrit and his cronies and blaming everything on them, he and his associates are self-serving crooks but you cannot change them or what has happened, you can only effect what will happen. Dominican people, particularly the elderly, must take this extremely seriously and as far as possible isolate yourselves, stay 7ft away from anyone if you go out of your house to avoid the virus transferring through the air, clean every surface regularly with a solution of bleach and water (it kills the virus) and if you wear gloves while you are out wash these with bleach and water as well to kill any infection and keep yourself safe.
    God Bless You

    • Bwa-Banday
      April 1, 2020

      We dcans have to understand that only those of us at home can get rid of Skerrit and the crooked Cabal. The DLP supportters will never turn on him because they are ashamed (egg on their faces) and they loveeeeeeee freeness too much. If all we continue to do is talk and stay home behind our computers complaining then we will be wooded forever. At the appropriate time when the virus is under control we the sane ones have to take action to ensure the CABAL is booted out of office. We will NOT wait for 5 more years under this lost regime. As usual I stand ready!

  9. viewsexpressed
    April 1, 2020

    Ma Bite Dog, Whoa? this man, (bites Dog) wooof-stop this nonsense. Give Skerrit a bark, woof…woof!
    Man Bites Dogs, you`re also right on this one: Lets read this comical stuff: Man you wrote this, and I will help put in perspective.
    1. “I would like you to put some very strong measures to ensure that these people who have no respect for the law: Yes, true Skerrit has no respect …….; BE REMINDED: 1.Bin Bobol, 2.Fertilzer Bobol, 3.Passport Bobol, 4. Red Clinic Bobol. Thievery. Reduced our people to beggars. Shame!
    2. and being egg on by a certain despot on radio to disobey the law isn’t acceptable: Yes, we know that Skerrit has disobeyed ………., with abuse of our states funds and corrupt practices. That despot on radio spoke to our people on going Bobol of PM. 3.and that Skerrit I am talking about is not above the law he to should go to jail it is time to put a stop on this nutter.Yes!
    Response: Man Dog says: “that madman I am talking about is not above the law”. So…

    • The Truth Be Told
      April 1, 2020

      viewsexpressed partner or lady please open your eyes – why are you still looking at the PM? Listen to the news. World news too. Stop living in the past. Why are you obsessed with the PM. You see I address him PM and not S….because you have to learn to respect the PM even if u do not support him. We have a world pandemic & u keeping your eyes focused on the PM. Try shift your eyes and put it on the Creator & his son. Ask for mercy for us all including now PM. ulThis is worldwide. Stop being political. Politics stopped last year & whether it was your choice, U like it or not he is the PM with responsibility for us all – Blue, purple, black, orange, pappy, viewsexpressed, well Francisco over away and all the haters (stop hating now is love for each other even extended worldwide). Time to hear World news, change your heart towards everyone. U can only do that 4 u; U still ranting about jail. I have seen others who wished 4 something for others end in the same pit. B careful

    • Man bites dogs
      April 1, 2020

      @Viewsexpressed, ……..you can do as much spin doctor as you like by trying to make me feel bad and your dummy Linton looking good it will never work. Neither what ever you or anyone else have to say nasty things about Pm Skerrit, will be like water on a ducks 🦆 back you nor Francisco, or even rubber mouth Linton, wont out step Pm Dr Skerrit he has 99.9 % of the voters on his side!!! We love Skerrit 👍

  10. Maybe
    April 1, 2020

    Stop the politics and let’s work together during that time how can someone go broke in a month which mean to say you wasn’t working say a prayer for our nation

    • Stop the politics
      April 1, 2020

      I agree with you maybe. Let’s stop the politics and just tell Skerrit how awful he’s been.

      • TeteMorne I from
        April 3, 2020

        I agree with you maybe. Let’s stop the politics and just tell Skerrit how awful he’s been.

        Truer words have never been spoken. :mrgreen:

  11. Stop the talk
    April 1, 2020

    PM stop talking and start to show leadership. It’s time to call the opposition, call the unions and let’s go to the parliament to put a Covid-19 package together. Month is here, people not working, bills are due sir and you not doing anything. See how we dumped so many billions of dollars on an election and today, just 3 months later Covid-19 and we are left wanted. You were using money as if you had a money machine and there was no tomorrow. You brought down so many foreign artists and foreign jet loads of voters. You sure planned for the election! Today the governments of these same foreign artists and DiASPORA voters have put out a package for them. Where is yours sir? You remind me of the story of the foolish builder
    Matt. 7:26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”

    • Gary
      April 1, 2020

      Two things that are prevalent in these times, they are fear and ignorance, unfortunately your comment just demonstrates the prevalence of the latter, ignorance. Your reference about
      packages made by certain Governments to ease the financial burden on their Citizens is not based on knowledge of how these Governments obtain such large amounts to money and the methods of how such money is being distributed and who are the real beneficiaries and the losers, pity your ignorance.You are entitled to your opinion. As to the scriptures you quote, it means nothing, it does not absolve you from your ignorance regarding the matter at hand.

  12. Pipo
    April 1, 2020

    Obviously the suspension of liquor licences is a sop to the evangelicals. Mind you I do think we do have an alcoholism problem in Dominica but this will not stop or reduce people drinking or have their daily shoot of rum. They may not have the money to buy a full bottle from the store but will get their regular fix of cask or zaid anyhow. Study the prohibition period in the U.S. and see how gangsters profitted from that. Just police gatherings at these watering holes, that would be better I think.

  13. Batibou River
    April 1, 2020

    One will never get a straight answer from this man. He is as slippery as an eel. We do not trust this man nor his government anymore.

  14. Ras B
    April 1, 2020

    I done talk, too much rubbish is emanating from Dominica right now! It seems as if we engage our mouths before we engage our brains as if we have pressure of speech!
    Tell me, how would one passenger per row in a minibus achieve social distancing of the prescribed distance? Maybe, only in Dominica!!

    Can we move away from calling business establishments whose primary retail business is the sale of liqueurs and spirits, rum shops? Can we modernise and stop labelling these minipubs, rum shops? After all we hear of pubs, clubs etc in other parts of the world, so why our traditional ‘rum shops’ can not be referred too as minipubs ( mini used to reflect the limitation of available merchandise). Please let us start a movement of the renaming of rum shops to mini pubs!!

    Admin, Would a survey here on this request for a name change draw traction? Just saying you may consider a survey and see how people feel!

  15. Annon
    April 1, 2020

    Social distancing is a means of keeping people from coming together. Divide and conquer. The only people in danger are those with other medical conditions and poor immune systems and they will not have corona virus listed as the cause of death. Keep the people fearful and worried about dying, that is the distraction……at least with the distribution of the current virus’.

  16. AA
    April 1, 2020

    Rather tHan cutting Down the opening hours in the supermarket and stores they should implement a shift system. No more than five to ten persons at a time. People should also Keep their distance standing in line at the register. Put tape on the floors to mark off. Changing the time will allow for more rush.

    Places such as KFC should only have drive in or again limit the numbers inside with distance between them.
    Close all bars and small restaurant.

    • Batibou River
      April 1, 2020

      Your are absolutely right as far as KFC is concerned. The eat-in facility should have been closed down days ago. Mark my words, it’s not going to be shut at all as it belongs to a cabal member.

      • HMMMMMMMMMMMMM
        April 1, 2020

        KFC only allows 10 persons to enter at a time and marks are place where they should stand. just like Krispys.

        • Batibou River
          April 2, 2020

          …and you point is??? All pubs and restaurants (incl. Mac Donald’s, KFC etc) all over Europe are closed and have been closed for the last 3 weeks. The point I was making if KFC DA would belong to a native Dominican the place would be closed long ago. Dominica is a 2 class society: Skerrit followers and lovers of Dominica.

          • Me
            April 3, 2020

            For your information the KFC franchise in Roseau does belong to a born- & bred Dominican.

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          • Batibou River
            April 4, 2020

            The owner might have been born in DA. Where did his parents come from? Where they born in DA as well?? The owner of KFC might have a Dominican passport but he is NOT a native Dominican. For future reference, you might do well to keep your wisdom to yourself.

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  17. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    April 1, 2020

     Man shut up!

    You keep talking all sorts of nonsensical hogwash; what difference will it make whether the shops even what you call supermarkets remain open at all hours?

    You wish you had a million people in Dominica to step on; In the United States, where grocery stores are considered essential businesses, they remain open at all hours of the day; some operate 24/7: The only change in shopping for groceries is that the stores opens at the regular hours; however, seniors (older people) are allowed to enter the stores first and get their groceries; and that is because some essential commodities are scares.

    All your nonsensical garbage talk will not help anybody in the country; the only way the virus is curtail is by social distancing; stay a distance of six feet from people you don’t know if they are infected.

    Do not mingling in crowds allowing infected persons to speak, cough in your face eliminating the chances of inhaling and ingesting virus/droplets into ones mouth and…

    • The Truth Be Told
      April 1, 2020

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque why do you always be disrespectful? No one has ever told you to shut up. Check your pressure boy. Is like you does just expolde. See your first words “Shut ..”. A man like u who should be educated & u always behaving worse than one who is uneducated. But Francisco I have news 4 u. It is commonsense which is important. Also God’s wisdom. Ask for it and he will give it 2 u. I just find that u just always having an outburst. Chill out. Relax. Are u in Dominica? No! U do not see whow some of the people taking things lightly. U are being served & they come right up in your face. They want something, there is a line & they move up front. So u want to blame the PM. Why do u hate the man so? Why? Francisco time to reaise that election is over . Now I challenge u to love the PM of DA land of your birth. Stop looking 2 criticise everything he says. Try b objective. Contribute articles for the wellbeing of us all. Sto that bwouy! LOVE

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        April 2, 2020

        As of twenty minuets ago my systolic pressure was 128 mmHg over my diastolic pressure 60mmHg.

        Note: 128mmHg/60mmHg, and my heart rate was 63 beats per minute ask any medical professional to interpret that to you.

        I am always calm; the rat Roosevelt blood pressure I am sure is always out control; that little corrupted crook blood pressure must be maintained at 1000mmHg/1500mmHg!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

        I hope he take his blood pressure medication, and not be like Rosie Douglas, I suspect was something to him.

        I know what, but; I doh talking; but remember the man internal organs ruptured sending him to either heaven or hell, I doh know!

        I do not write anything in anger, or with malice; anything I write is reality!

        And by the way “shut up” simple means stop talking, it is not an insult as most people think it is, no difference to if I say to the crook Roosevelt “be quiet.”

        But; he need to shut his lying mouth eh!

        • April 2, 2020

          “shut up” simple means stop talking, it is not an insult”

          Yeah, everything about everybody is wrong but you are the “perfect” saint. Have you ever said shut-up to a child and notice the expression of hurt in his or her eyes? Otherwise, you are really not human, according to my perception.

          “Shut-up” spoken to a person demonstrates a very rude and disrespectful character in the person who said it; those characters belong to you.

          Stop mentioning God in your thing; He knows that you are not speaking the Truth about Him –especially with your God gave to me–if you have anything He knows how you got it; it was not from Him.

          God may give material blessings to people, enough for their comfort, but He never does so without a spiritual blessing to go with it–you do not know one thing about spiritual blessings because you have none of that.

          Jesus told us to store our treasures in heaven– you cannot do that with material possessions.

          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            April 6, 2020

            Yes, you little devil, it dose not matter how you perceive it, the fact is; you cannot change the definition of the word; because before the twentieth century the phrase “shut up” was seldom used as an imperative, and had different meaning.

            To say someone was shut  up meant that they were locked up in jail as a prisoner; in most cases quarantined!

            You should know this as several passages in the King James version oh the Bible instruct that if a priest determine that a person shows symptoms of illness, the priest shall “shut up” him that hath the plague of the scale several days.

            Shut up was also used in the same sense of closing something.

            Hence, in the 1400s shut up was a verb phrase meaning to secure something away in a receptacle; however, by the 1500s had evolved to variously mean confine in jail; someone like  Me Almost Nearly Cousin that damn corrupted Th… Roosevelt Skerrit eh!

            Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahah!

            How about that twelve old teacher Liz.

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  18. Ibo Francer
    March 31, 2020

    This is precarious times and it calls for stringent, novel and creative measures to protect the country from this super contagious and deadly virus. Having said that, Mr. Skerrit stubbornly refuses to do any serious consultations. He comes up most tomes with half baked ideas, force them on the entire population regardless of their deleterious consequences. He doesn’t take any tough and probing questions from the PRESS. TRANSPARENCY is instrumental for true DEMOCRACY!

  19. Romeo
    March 31, 2020

    This situation is treated like a joke. Why pop up discussion by the Prime minister. There should be well planned and scheduled times for briefings on the Virus, not talking off his head with Cecil as if they are at a Bar.

  20. XTE
    March 31, 2020

    Bus drivers are not going to leave Delices, Grandbay, Portsmouth, La Plain, Wesley and even closer places with 4 people on a bus for the same price. Not withstanding the circumstances, at the end of the day it’s a business for a profit, bus drivers can’t be running at such a loss. Furthermore the buses are so small and the seats so close, that the person in the row in front of you is still right withing your breathing space. It makes more sense having two a people on each end of a row of seats. That way the person contact with each other is nullified with even spacing between passengers and the bus driver having at least have 9 or so passengers to work with thus making his trip at least worthwhile.

    • Me
      April 1, 2020

      When is the last time Skerrit took a bus in Dominica?

  21. Help Us Lord
    March 31, 2020

    As bad as Trump might be I must admit that I am very offended by those of you that refer to PM Skerrit as the Trump of Dominica. If Skerrit were like Trump there would be so hope for Dominica; but honestly Skerrit is far, far worse than Trump and here is a perfect example:
    Trump put us on a 15 day “Stay home” because of Covid-19. We were not under lockdown because we could still go out to shop, have fun, go to the baber shop etc, though they preferred we stay home. After 14 days after evaluating the situation Trump put us on another 30 days of the first and asked for a little more time to combat the virus. But Skerrit on the other hand came with a 3 day lockdown with possible penalties which includes jail time and substantial fine. A day later when people expected an extension of the lockdown with stronger penalties, the man jumped on DBS with Cecil and announced lockdown over and the rest of nonsense that goes with a man that does not know what he’s about. Lord help us

    • Silver fox
      April 2, 2020

      @Ahole above, what is Trump doing for you cant you see that he is killing you all off if he was a black man people like you would be hunting for for his blood just like you lots after Skerrit blood!!!

    • TeteMorne I From
      April 3, 2020

      Don’t forget he has police standing with rifles looking like they are in Iraq. Total contradiction! 8-O . A 2 or 3 day ” lock down,” yet, mean looking boys holding guns, What a tangled web he weaves.

  22. Time up
    March 31, 2020

    “.. considering is to have grocery shops in various villages and the supermarkets open at specific times.”
    Did anyone take time to read the headline of this article especially the last four words “as 3-day curfew ends”?
    Is either the country broke, someone is brainless or they not ready. Honestly maybe all three. How could you put the country on lockdown for 3 days, because of coronavirus and on day 4 remove the lockdown and considering next step? To make it worse on day of the lockdown we had 11 confirmed cases and ended it with 12, meaning an increase and yet you slacking off? Man you not ready yet. That’s like being admitted at the hospital for 3days with a cough but on day 4 in addition to the cough you have a headache and fever yet, you are discharged and your doctor says he is considering next step. Wouldn’t you say doctor mad man? Well that’s exactly what the doctor doctor did on DBS radio last night and I hope our CARICOM leaders didn’t hear him. PM give me my vote…

  23. My money
    March 31, 2020

    Allu really making joke with that eh.. is dominica that more resilient…those.buses still not adhereing me self going to buy my ride

    • GamePro
      April 1, 2020

      Help the bus drivers adhere by paying the for the entire seat you take up. So one person per seat pays the price of the entire seat. That way the bus driver will be playing his part by having one person per seat and you will be playing yours by paying for the entire seat so the bus driver won’t be worried about trying to make it worth trying to transport people.

  24. Trouble I see
    March 31, 2020

    Boy I thank God that so far the Coronavirus has not hit us hard and I will continue to pray that it stays like that and even better. I say so because it is clear that Skerrit was not ready to defend us and we had gotten anything close to what China got we would be in real trouble I must say. I will not even go back to when that …. was killing so many people in China he still had people from China land here even after the mighty US had stopped travel to and from China. I will also not talk about even when he saw corons was killing so many Americans in NY, the UK and Italy our ports were still open and people still landed here being tested or put in a supervised quarantined. I will not even talk about he saw how our CARICOM neighbors took steps to protect their boarders he did nothing. All I will talk about is his Hot and Cold decisions these last 4 days. 3 days an unplanned lockdown followed by opening doors wide open today and hopes to do this and that tommorow. Boy we in trouble

  25. 5 Foolish virgins
    March 31, 2020

    The way Skerrit runs the country reminds me of the Bible story Jesus told about the ten virgins, where 5 were wise and prepared for the wedding but five were foolish and failed to prepare. To better appreciate the story please read it in Matthew 25:1-13 but I will share from verse 8 with you:
    [8] And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
    [9] But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
    [10] And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage:

    To me every decision taken by Skerrit you could tell he was just not prepared, although he had seen the Covid-19 was taking a lot of lives around the world and to make it worse, it started in China with his friends and 3 months later he still never got ready like the five foolish virgins that were invited to the wedding but never got ready. What a…

    • Gary
      April 3, 2020

      Do you know how silly you are when you say quote “To me every decision taken by Skerrit you could tell he was just not prepared. ” This is such an irrational statement, your criticism is just an opinion. The biblical story you choose to give validity to what you conceive does nothing to absolve you from making such irrational statement.

  26. The Gambler
    March 31, 2020

    I have never seen anyone in a battle fight hard for three days and come back a day later drop down their weather, while the enemy is still present, still visible and expect to win. How could West Indies play three hard days of cricket and then play a day or two soft days and expect to win? I mean the government came and lockdown the country for a weekend and a day later open up just about everything and they expect to win? But I am not surprised because Skerrit was never ready, never had a game plan and playing everything by ear, like a gambler. No wonder the PM of Grenada came with a game plan way before he had one confirmed case and said he took early steps because he did not want to Gamble with the lives of his people. Sadly our PM is behaving like a gambler who is prepared to gamble on our lives and under pressure he does whatever comes to his mind. That’s how he has been leading Dominica for the past 15yrs unprepared, visionless, ready or not, we will see what next tommorow

    • viewsexpressed
      April 1, 2020

      Gambler, You`re right with what you said, reference Skerrit. It is:
      “Sadly our PM is behaving like a gambler who is prepared to gamble on our lives and under pressure he does whatever comes to his mind. That’s how he`s been running Dominica for the past 19yrs unprepared, visionless, ready or not, we will see what next tomorrow”.
      I have been saying this for years that Skerrit was not prepared nor mature to be a minister, let alone be this Prime Minister, now labelled as this “Odd Minister”, and the reason why our Dominica, our people are in poverty, struggling for jobs. We need our Dominica to be developed that we attract more tourist and we also get back to agriculture that our people are able to work on their farms ready to sell locally and within the Caribbean that they did well, before this blind clown Skerrit killed our banana industry and has focussed and travelled wildly all over selling our passports to most nefarious people while our people suffer.
      Shame n Skerrit, he…

  27. March 31, 2020

    I understand most of this, but wouldn’t shortening the hours that shops are open just mean more people would be in them at once? That would seem to defeat the purpose.

    • Shaka zulu
      April 1, 2020

      Steve does anything make sense in Dominica? A man in power for 20 years his claim to fame is passport scandal and Chinese colonization. Ross left and gone the economy on a thread. Major banks surviving on infusion from passport sales. Money wasted on all kinds of crap while the country experience a productive decline. What did we do? Give the emperor 5 more years. One man rule with a bunch of hand picked parliamentarians as props. PM having a press briefing to tell people the plan they trying to come up with. So he now throwing ideas so they can go plan to come back with a press briefing about the plans that we all know is going to be a few things skerrit came up with while he was sitting on his bed. According to his wife the message come straight from the supreme. That place is a joke.

    • Legion
      April 1, 2020

      So this “microscopic trump” PM is trying to come up with better ways to keep us quarantined, But he has no plans on how to deal with the socioeconomic impact of keeping people locked in their home. What are the plans for;
      Self employed individuals
      small businesses
      The tourism folks whose season was cut short
      The fishermen
      Those who rent
      The land lords
      The farmers
      The Bus drivers
      His proposal for the bus drivers to carry 1 person per row was particularly insane. Our mini buses normally have 4 rows of seat. So this dumb man is asking bus drivers to take 5 people (if 1 person sit upfront) from Roseau to Portsmouth @ $10.00 per head, when they normally carry up to 16 people. Asking bus drivers to do that without subsidizing fuel and maintenance cost is asking them to stay home because it is not financially practical for any period. Frustration, anxiety, depression on the rise with so many facing uncertain future.This sorry excuse for a PM that we have will prove to be worst…

      • Toto
        April 1, 2020

        Good point Legion and why have the price for gasoline gone down like in other countries like USA now that the oil price is on its arse. That would help.

    • Me
      April 1, 2020

      Logic is not in Doc-Doc’s vocabulary Steve.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 1, 2020

      And you are are 100% right (correct); Roosevelt is simply talking fart, to be seen and heard; there are no know cure as of this very day; everywhere in the world where they manage to flatten the curve, slowing down the virus; they did it by people remaining in their homes.

       Roosevelt can talk as much fart; his puppets such as McIntyre, Curvin, and all who looking for photo opportunity, talking about how they are going to fight corona-virus; my question to them: is this how and what are they going to use to fight this virus!

       Nurses association and this solidarity nonsense they talking:

      Solidarity means “unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest; mutual support within a group.”

      These people had better know what they talking about, a face masks is not enough to protect you; plenty of nurses and doctors have become infected with the virus!

      As a matter of fact the Chines doctor who discovered the virus is long dead!

  28. Shaka zulu
    March 31, 2020

    Why mista head so hard. Skerrit if you want get zero inffections in next three weeks here what you do. Get a supply of food to every village council by friday and identify local ground provision and livestock farmers. Slaughter enough animals for meat an people can smoke at their homes. Get this done by friday. Then lock down the darn country for three weeks no bus on road and no one in market. Put national mandatory curfew. Have cadets, police and fire service enforce and only essential workers like utility folks come out as needed. This foot dragging dont know what i am about attitude aint going help when you fighting the invisible army. If hospital get overwhelmed we in crap. All this address to nation pappy show every 30 minutes is only for attention seeking to pretend you in control and to give impression cause you like hearing yourself. But let me remind you no one but the almighty and COVID is in control. Get in yall shell and sit low till it goes away.

  29. Man bite dogs
    March 31, 2020

    Mr Skerrit, I would like you to put some very strong measures to ensure that these peoples who have no respect for the law and being egg on by a certain despot on radio to disobey the law isn’t acceptable and that madman I am talking about is not above the law he to should go to jail it is time to put a stop on this nutter.

    • Batibou River
      April 1, 2020

      You are a nut case. If you like totalitarian state so much go and move to North Korea, China or Iran. They would give you something to think about. But than you would be crying like a little child and wet your pants!

    • viewsexpressed
      April 1, 2020

      Man Bites Dogs, you`re living in cloud Koo-Koo land. What such rubbish, ignoramous thought is this you have penned? Don`t you have a dictionary, Thesaurus at your home before you talk BS? Or is it Skerrit who helped you pen this illiterate nonsense? “Man bites Dogs” “show us your company, we tell you who you are. “You`re a blind “Scare-it”. Waste of time, go get a job and do some reading on decency in politics before you go barking “woof” making a fool of yourself. It`s a pity that your name is not “Man Bites Donkey”? It would be ashamed. Get rid of this dirty inhuman name of yours and try to behave and elevate yourself as this intellectual. You see Skerrit has nothing to offer you. Nothing of good governance, etiquette in thoughts that you become this independent thinking grown man. Stop wasting your time with “Red Bed Fellows”, who has nothing of decorum, etiquette and maturity to offer you. And you`re wasting your time with all this Barking. Go sing our “Isle of…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        April 2, 2020

        I believe he and Roosevelt is one of the same person you know!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 1, 2020

       “have no respect for the law and being egg on by a certain despot on radio to disobey the law isn’t “(Dog Boy).

      Such foolishness; you will forever remain confounded and delusional as you are!How can a person be egg on?

      Why don’t you try to spend some time teaching yourself to learn to read and write; if you were smart as you think you are, when you claimed to have lived in England you had ever opportunity go to night classes for dunce adults and learn to read!

      No; you did not do that, you told the world that: ” since I leaving in UK I get smart and no there is no god.”

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

      Hold it smarty! 

      • Man bites dogs
        April 2, 2020

        @Francisco, You have a problem with yourself go away and RIP you will notice I didn’t put any dots in RIP that is because I don’t wish you any further harm than you doing to yourself while you at it take that other Covidiot Viewsexpressed, with you by the way Linton, will never be Prime minister of DOMINICA soon to be Pm Skerrit, will be at Buckingham Palace London being knighted by the Queen. Ladyboy there is a slang word “egg on” in London ask your friend Google!!

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          April 3, 2020

          So, Man Dog; I lived in England a long time ago, and I can tell you there are as much un-scholastic educated people in England too.

          There are people in the World including West Indians who had their complete Elementary and Secondary Education in their  prospective birth place such as Dominica; they went to England, and speak proper English that we don’t find among a vast majority of British born people!

          What I am saying is that there are dunce people in England too, and if you follow their ‘jargon’ (Slang’s), less you become like them.

          If you ask me I will tell you the majority speaks more broken English than you will find among West Indians, and Africans, I found people “white” people born British who cannot read or write one single word, cannot spell their own name!

          So, for you to use them as an example, you will become worst than them!

          And google will no help you!

          If you are in England take night classes!

      • TeteMorne I from
        April 3, 2020

        when you claimed to have lived in England you had ever opportunity go to night classes for dunce adults and learn to read!

        This man is hilarious! This comment here, had be bawling! :lol:

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          April 6, 2020

          It’s not a fallacious claim I made you; I lived in Harlow Essex in the North of England, I lived I Germany too; and I can tell you whosoever you are; when I left Dominica there were no college on the island, my collage education began in Harlow in Essex England.

          I have years of academic education, indeed there is adult Education in England as well as in Canada and America, for dunce people who want to develop their mind educationally.

          There are West Indians who went to England for survival, they returned to the West Indies as Lawyers/doctors.

          One such person a friend of mine was a judge; worked in Dominica, his name is Cenac, he and his uncle, and a brother immigrated to England to look for work, they work day’s and attend classes at night and accomplish great things.

          I finished my education in America; working eight/ten hours per day and went to school at night.

          Example: Ron Abraham engineer once owned Marpin! 

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          April 6, 2020

          And let me conclude by telling you that you are a nobody who is beneath my feet, read the garbage you wrote and decide if you are in my class.

          People like Ron Abraham went to England became an Electronic Engineer, the man was even contracted by the Guyana Government, by the time his contract was over, he returned to Dominica, and built Marpin Television Station operated it for years; until you damn jealous thieving Dominicans stole it from him.

           Head mount or backside down; whatever; don’t screw with me because you are a nobody!

          I went to college and University at night, after working all day graduated with a Bachelors in Science degree in Electronics, and one in Electrical Engineering respectively, compounded with an Associate in Science also in Electronic Engineering, and an Associate in Arts in the Liberal Arts.

          That’s what is hilarious!

          I was never a crab hunter, or Manicou catcher in Dominica; I left as a kid before I was 17 years old.

          Know your place!

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