New Dominican embassy opened in the United Arab Emirates

Hubert John Charles

According to a PR Newswire report The Commonwealth of Dominica has established a new embassy in the capital of the United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi. This becomes the first Dominican mission to the country, but also to the Middle East.

Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced at the opening ceremony on January 21st that the embassy also comes to service a ‘small but dynamic’ community of Dominican economic citizens, which is growing via the island’s world-leading Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme.

Former Ambassador to the US, his excellency Hubert John Charles was appointed as Dominica’s Ambassador to the UAE.

 

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42 Comments

  1. Ibo France
    January 26, 2020

    This new white elephant serves no naturally born Dominican. An embassy is a very , very expensive undertaking in that part of the world. This is just to create a few jobs for the DLP’s grey head fanatics. What does the common Dominican gain from this? Nothing! Nada!

  2. Roger Burnett
    January 24, 2020

    I find it sad that a small Caribbean island with all the natural resources of Dominica should find it necessary to open an embassy in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

    • WeNiceMan
      January 25, 2020

      Actually it makes sense since this is ground zero for the CBI program. So if you take into consideration the economic impact of the CBI on the Dominican economy this embassy makes more sense than any other.
      Whatever your take on the program.

      And there are always investment and financial aid opportunities beyond the CBI program. We’re talking about the UAE.

      • viewsexpressed
        January 26, 2020

        There is lack of focus, planning, thoughts on matters of programme or activities that should take place before spontaneously we just adopt a nice sexy programme , for example , the Embassy in the UAE way on the other side of the world. It will be a costly feat for the tax payers of Dominica and not necessarily that we will have on going developmental programmes coming into Dominica from the UAE. That is just a nightmare thought from Skerrit and obviously anyone called to go up there as an Ambassador will take this opportunity. There was no debate or news outlining the purpose of this Embassy and what exactly will this Ambassador be doing and also based on the cost what is the salary and living cost Per Diem, and what does the contract say re frequent visits back home to visit family and report to the government? This is real madness in Dominica. What is it are we producing in Dominica to gain revenue for our poor people. Skerrit isn`t a thinker, just an imaginary sleep walker & Talker.

    • Toto
      January 25, 2020

      That is where our money is my boy.

  3. Bwa-Banday
    January 24, 2020

    The “crooked” smile on mister face alone telling you there is some sinister “sheet” going on behind the scenes. Another opportunist has found a place on the world stage.

    While I am not one to preach xenophobia, I am always mindful that while “every muslim or person of Arabic/ Middle Eastern decent are terrorists, MOST terrorists are muslims and people of Arab/ Middle Eastern decent”.

    It’s only a matter of time before this thing comes back and hunt us if we are not careful. It’s no secret now that the treasury is practically empty regardless of what the government tries to say, but in our haste to get quick money because of previous mismanagement we cannot ignore that facts on the global stage right now. Caution my people, please exercise caution!!!!!

    • Gary
      January 27, 2020

      You are given a medium to express your opinion regarding matters concerning The Country and this is what you use the opportunity to write, Wow. Why make all these baseless statements and innuendos. Do you have evidence to support your words “some sinister “sheet” going on behind the scenes.” Why would you make such an irrational judgement about a person face and associate it with such ludicrous behavior. As to what you are mindful of regarding Muslims and Terrorist, such belief is based on fear and an extension of your source of information through the media you have chosen to listen to. Do you know the amount of Countries
      who have Embassies and Consulates in The United Arab Emirates, some of them are our neighbors in The Caribbean, pity your ignorance of the geopolitics and money regarding that part of the world. The facts that we cannot ignore on the global stage right now, is not the facts you have made up based on your ignorance, fears and innuendos.

  4. Ma St. Joe
    January 24, 2020

    Views Expressed are you talking about recovery for Dominica 🇩🇲. You were MIA or AWOL after the worst disaster struck the nation! It’s over 15 years since you are struck in fifth gear, singing the same old baseless chorus to your hardcore supporters. Views Expressed, there isn’t a name in the books that you haven’t call Skerrit, but, to your dismay he has grown even more popular!
    The economy of Dominica is thriving and the betterment of our nation is being enhanced by the DLP. The UWP was elected and voted out after four short years, with IOU and Payless paydays. With all your MAYHEM Skerrit still running the 🚢. A word to the wise the 18 to 3 syndrome is very, very, very contagious. Happy 😊 Carnival 🎡.

    • viewsexpressed
      January 25, 2020

      “Skerrit, but to your dismay has grown even more popular!” lol. Ma St. Joe, please define “More Popular” to us. You are lost for words to define the failure of your incompetent Skerrit. Go at him and not me and others who are observers and critics of this failed Skerrit. I do not hate nor do I fall in the category of hating anyone. What I have is the constant on going of the abuse of our states resources and the state of our Dominica being tarnished daily by Skerrit and his failed Labour government and blind acolytes. The integrity of our Dominica comes first and not Skerrit. For over 19 years Skerrit has created this failure and deterioration of our government, our Dominica and our people. You bias blind loyalist of Skerrit ought to be ashamed of your blind loyalty to fake Skerrit. I`m in the service with decent civil servants and see & witness the level of corruption and the failures and incompetence of immature Skerrit unfit to be PM of our ailing Dominica that you condone…

    • viewsexpressed
      January 25, 2020

      “Views Expressed are you talking about recovery for Dominica. You were MIA or AWOL after the worst disaster struck the nation! It’s over 15 years since you are struck in fifth gear, singing the same old baseless chorus to your hardcore supporters.”
      Well Ma. St. Joe, you have no idea of my whereabout. Please stay focus on the burning issue before us. We have a highly failed incompetent Prime “Odd” Minister in office and if this does not worry you, well it worries me and many of our Dominican people who are abused relentlessly with handouts through this damn abusive Red Clinic you seem to be condone and prompt. How shameful. Well Ma St. Joe, please tell us how many times you have been to and receive cash at the Red Clinic operated by your friendly protected friend failed Skerrit. You that desperate to align yourself with this fake corrupted Labour government. I know of this government and their political misfits/lies and immaturity within our government. Skerrit`s a big failure, He…

  5. stupes
    January 24, 2020

    I wonder how many of our new citizens have actually been to DA?

    • Lin clown
      January 24, 2020

      Dissident,ask LINTON he is being PAID by Skerrit to do a job.OJ told ALJAZEERA $ 400,000US disguised as HUMANITRIAN ASSISTANCE had to be sent to DOMINICA for UWP campaign,ask LINTON how much he got.As him what was in the MOU,Bruney drafted and he signed.TRAITORS.

      • Kalinago Justice
        January 25, 2020

        :?: @ lin the 🤡 clown; most of the report was about your one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake who was called hungry haena, taking 90% of the state’s resources and only giving 10% to the entire island, but it’s Linton you chose to condemn for a minimum feature in the documentary :?: How much evil can you be! :?: That’s why the Forces of Nature will continue to crumble that slave plantation mentality island!!!

        • Gary
          January 27, 2020

          I will tell you this, the forces of nature can crumble the mind of a person. Why such rhetoric nonsense about slave plantation mentality island, your mantra. Why don’t you start with your self, examine your perceptions. Do you really think that the PM is taking in 90% of the state resource and only giving 10%, is this a fact, can you prove such thing, so long for your such a silly perception.

    • Toto
      January 25, 2020

      Well Skerrit say it is not necessary for them to come here. All they need to do is pay their money. I am sure he would be embarrassed if they came here.

  6. Ripe patat
    January 24, 2020

    Dominica is being sold off, and y’all still braying 5 more years. A fools paradise if I ever seen it.

    • Gary
      January 27, 2020

      Do you know there can be an opposite to what the mind believes to be a fools paradise, the root cause being a faulty perception and ignorance of the the matter presented. In your case the latter( ignorance) can be attributed to you for writing such a comment. I ‘m not going to waste my time to convince you that you are wrong, I will let the evidence and facts speak for themselves. You are entitled to your opinion, but you should not ignore facts, before you believe something you must put your belief under a microscope tear it apart and examine it. You must not make your political partisan beliefs the primary influence as to what you believe about your Country or what you Country future will be.

  7. dissident
    January 24, 2020

    this thing will get out of control.
    HOW MANY PASS PORTS HAVE WE SOLD TO DATE??
    what is de population of new Dominican citizens living in UAE????????
    We still have a consulate in NY ……..not an Embassy!!!!!

    when we re write our history books people like you Mr Charles will be features as conspirators to skerrit.
    Now I know
    you will join de line with like dat Rupert guy and bottom brain
    you are a facilitator to skerrit’s madness
    you have lost de basic respect and honor from your fellow citizens.
    I NEVER IMAGINED MONEY WOULD MAKE YOU STOOP SO LOW!
    Actions like these are a straight betrayal to de State
    keep de money ………lose your respect
    you want youth in Dominica to emulate you?????
    sellouts in today’s modern day slavery.

    • January 24, 2020

      “We still have a consulate in NY ……..not an Embassy!!!!!”

      Embassies only go in capital cities, and the capital of the U.S. is Washington, not New York.

  8. Views Exposed
    January 24, 2020

    Boy Ambassador Bawee the fake political polestar and the overseas Doc. worked so hard for that position now it’s being to someone else. Poor Pity %. It’s all politricks.

    • Ripe patat
      January 24, 2020

      Nope, it was stolen. And you’re still a sheep

    • viewsexpressed
      January 24, 2020

      I am happy to read that you have begun the discussion to hereby “expose”, not only your views expose but the behaviours and incompetence of this failed Labour government and immature Prime Minister.
      Can you please continue to expose Skerrit and this failed labour government of his that we are well informed of the abuse and distribution of our states limited funds to send someone all over the other side of the world to manage and sell our passports through the opening of an Embassy, that far away from home? We also need to know where and how the funds came from to accommodate this man and manage this Embassy miles away from us. Also, what are the real benefits that we will get from this Embassy? Please advise us accordingly. It looks to us that this lone Ambassador will or may not have much to do but chill out, or is he able to get us scholarships, and other matters of recovery to elevate our Dominica and its people out of begging, frequent visits to Red Clinic and abuse. Skerrit…

  9. Iamanidiot
    January 24, 2020

    The gentleman should be home play ing with his grand children, Im pretty sure he’s over 60. Is there any other qualified person that can be promoted to this position? so others below them can get promoted etc etc ?
    Those at the bottom stuck at the bottom cause the tops never change.
    #AllShallEat

    • January 24, 2020

      So that all the people who just got hastily promoted can pay extra for the early retirement of an experienced professional who would still have productive years to offer? That doesn’t make any sense.

      • Iamanidiot
        January 24, 2020

        You speak utter trash, If you’re working X company for X amount of years, going to University, get your degree, get your certificates, you’re saying that if you then get promoted cause your manager retires at 60, it was hastily? So all the times you sit down there you learnt nothing and didnt better yourself?
        You probably describing your work ethics , and if you are, you should be ashamed of yourself. If my supervisor retires right now , ive been an underling for X years, if I can’t steer the ship, I wasted my time.
        And yes, he has valuable years, but im sure he can train someone, he doesnt have to be milked to the grave…

        • viewsexpressed
          January 26, 2020

          Mr “Iamanidot, please attempt to grasp th bgger picture. If you are npt aware of the o-erations of the civil service then go ask somoe and or do and listen on radio TV or read newspaper and capturre the bigger picture of undertading the etiquete nd protocal of Diplomacy etc that , I must Stress, must not , never be taken for granted. The funds f the state are to manage the state property and decency and that it must be accounted for with the approval of the Financial Sectary and not Necessarily Skerrit who is accountable and a failure. As this sitting Minister of Finance. Have you heard anything meaningful coming from Skerrit re our states Finances and its protection that it`s well spent? No, we have not!!
          But we have heard of the various Bobols, (that our decent Hon Linton exposed Skerrit`s scam: 1.Bin Bobol, 2.Fertilizer Bobol, 3.Red Clinic Bobol 4.Passport Bobol), and Skerrit blind supporters will tell you “We love our PM, leave him alone” Well, its states funds to be accounted…

    • January 24, 2020

      I know a leader of a political party that’s way above sixty, I not calling name…..

      • Iamanidiot
        January 24, 2020

        I’m referring to a job / position, leader of a political party isnt a “job” so to speak.
        Secondly, my point wasn’t meant to be political.

  10. Toto
    January 24, 2020

    No wonder Hubert smiling there. No tax and all expenses paid. Some more lucky then most of us. Just don’t criticise Skerrit Hubert. Your bread well buttered.

  11. Galileo
    January 24, 2020

    This is definitely a good move and a step in the right direction as there are several opportunities in these places. However, Mr. Skerrit needs to stop treating these as his private matters and we the Dominican people must be informed prior to these things taking place. Additionally, I understand experience is needed when navigating uncharted waters but Mr Charles could be given a well deserved rest at this time.

    • viewsexpressed
      January 25, 2020

      “This is definitely a good move and a step in the right direction as there are several opportunities in these places….”.
      This statement above is nonsensical, blinded, and ill-informed. A good move to what, to where? What on earth is wrong with some of our Dominican people? Can you all not wake up to the reality that this Dominica Boat is sinking because we have a failed clueless Craptain, immature at the helm of the boat with a fake direction, not knowing where he came from and where is he going directing our Boat Dominica to the abyss of destruction and disaster.
      This is the nature of the beast as we continue to sink into deep poverty and begging from Santa Crap dirty Claus through this devious, abusive, shameful, disrespectful Labour Clinic government.
      “However, Mr. Skerrit needs to stop treating these as his private matters ……”
      So said, so sad, so unbelievable. We need decent govt in our Dominica. We honestly had enough of failed Skerrit and his worthless Labour…

      • Galileo
        January 25, 2020

        Your statement makes no sense because you are all about politics. The UAE, if you read, is a thriving economy and a nation which is ever expanding both physically and in population. Several people are moving from Europe and the United States to live and work there. My own cousin left the United Kingdoms and is an English teacher there, making ridiculous amounts of money. An expanding and rich nation is a good market opportunity as long as you are ready to capitalize on your partnership. When I comment here I don’t talk out of affection for anyone I leave that for the likes of you. I speak based on concrete information that is available to me because unlike half-wits like you, when I am not working as a scientist in the USA where I live, I spend my time reading.

        • viewsexpressed
          January 26, 2020

          Galileo, We are not concerned about Dubai and we are aware of their security, well stable and well expensed and as they used their ow resources. Where are our resources to help build up our state and our people who are still in poverty and are depended and reduced to poverty by your failed incompetent , failed Skerrit. Go clean your back yard first before we address others. Our economy is now solely dependent on outside resources where our people are not employment. So we have Skerrit, and others who travel to far away land to work and visit, while our own backyard, for example, Vielle Case, Castle Bruce, Carib Territory, Dou Dane, Grand Bay, Silver Lake. All Skerrit does is abused states funds and hand out to our poor people. Where is the employment, the jobs and what is being done that these people are able to work, pay their taxes, pay Social Security that they and their families will have their own money to match with their savings & investment. But not abused by Skerrit. Sad.

        • viewsexpressed
          January 26, 2020

          Galileo says: “Your statement makes no sense because you are all about politics. The UAE, if you read, is a thriving economy and a nation which is ever expanding both physically and in population.”
          Galileo;, You silly clown, blind loyalist, everything is about politics. I am surprise that you made that silly question. What really do you mean by “its all about politics?”. Every damn thing we do is about politics, and you better stop being this bind political bat, because you will mis out n alot of what is politics. I just educated you and embrace to what is politics and it comes in many strands, including its corrupted practices. You can go ask SKERRIT about this. He is best ably to educate you on this matter reference to many pandurate on this crucial corrupted matter and how it works. You are advised then that YOU stop hanging about Skerrit and his fake thoughts, being this failed Prime “Odd” blind Minister he is.
          Dominica is desperate for change for its development. Skerrit…

        • viewsexpressed
          January 27, 2020

          Galileo, we have dismissed you and your on going outdated scripts above. There is no semblance of understanding the bigger picture and challenge that we currently face in Dominica under this failed, immature Skerrit and his visionless corrupt Labour government. This man Skerrit, ably supported by his blind loyalists and ignored by his own Cabinet and blind circle of friends who expect to receive “Handouts” of cash to remain loyal and cry out deceitfulness chants that – “we love our PM wi, We love our PM!”
          How disgraceful, disgusting, disingenuous, and disrespectful to our great people of Dominica, civil service, doctors, professionals of many fields who has worked hard to ensue that our Dominica, its people are safe, educated, in a job and respect and promote our nature isle, Beautiful Dominica to the best that we can, that no strange, dumb ideological failed leader ruins our Island for fame and fortune. This nonsense of “We love our PM”, is devilish, a fake and buys fake…

          • Galileo
            January 27, 2020

            You need help brother, it is all I can say. All you talk about is Skerrit. Notice I speak about Dominica not Skerrit or Linton. My interest is in Dominica’s growth so when I retire I can return to a better place than the one I left.
            You are not helping talking about Skerrit Skerrit. Come up with solutions and help your party to come up with ideas which will cause them to convince Dominicans both at home and abroad to get them to provide them with support. I am not really interested in your lectures. Spend your time doing something at which you will succeed.

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          • Galileo
            January 27, 2020

            You keep talking about me as a blind loyalist. All my friends will laugh at you for this statement for when we have get togethers everyone know how hard I come down on the Dominican government. Additionally, the know what the government did to me in 2005 which encouraged me to leave Dominica. So you are the clown for attacking people who you do not know simply because their views on foreign policy differ from yours. I am not petty like you buddy. I separate personal feelings from matters of state. Wonder why you hat Skerrit so and I don’t. Wonder what he took from you?🎶 A horn is a horn🎶. 😂😂😂😂😂

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  12. Mike
    January 24, 2020

    All you still in that passport selling business while St Lucia is doubling down on increasing exports they got 100 new farmers growing seamoss, selling bananas to Antigua and St Kitts while Dominica cannot export a container of bananas. Dominica is now a colony of Barbados with Bajans running de country and getting all muti million dollar contracts where Dominica sells it’s passport and after the passports agents make their money the balance goes to Barbados the ordinary Dominica does not touch a dollar, LABOR five more years, Dominicans must be the stupidest people in the Caribbean.

    • viewsexpressed
      January 25, 2020

      Mike, Good observation, well said, well put. Our people need to wake up and we have this one immature man undertaking programmes in our names where money and some people travel and stay at places where we believe costs a lot of money and while these activities take on where the few enjoy with probably good salaries and perks where down and out people who use to gain profitably from agriculture and bananas most are now in poverty and waiting for this failed Christmas clown Skerrit who controls of our states money that we are not sure of the expenses going on for endless travels where per diem are received. We need to have all these travels managed and note whether they are useless or not. What benefits do we get from the UAE? If we receive we just d not know where it goes? This nature isle of Dominica is now seen as opportunists to be called this “Corrupt Isle, where we feel that our funds are abused. There is no focus on agriculture sales but we are in the UAE. Our people suffer.

  13. Kalinago Justice
    January 23, 2020

    More passports for sale, the one-man corrupt rogue regime is consolidating power!!!

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