$1.1 billion budget approved in Parliament; it caters to several sectors of society says PM Skerrit

The over $1.1 billion 2022-2023 national budget which is expected to touch the lives of every Dominican, has been passed in Dominica’s Parliament.

“We have accounted for the youth, for entrepreneurs, the vulnerable, the Kalinago people, farmers, agro-processors and measures to bring relief to vehicle owners as well as electricity consumers in our country,” Prime Minister and Minister for Finance and Foreign Investment, Roosevelt Skerrit, said while winding up the budget debate in the House on Tuesday.

He said these are part of the measures designed to give citizens a boost, providing a cushion in light of the current  realities of the global economy, inflation brought on by the Russia-Ukraine war as well as the lasting effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Skerrit, his government is putting measures in place to strengthen the agriculture sector.

“We are putting measures in place to strengthen the agriculture sector,” he stated…“This builds on the investments we have made over several years to support our farmers and increase production.

He said the government’s aim is to increase the contribution of the agricultural sector to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).”

Prime Minister  Skerrit added that the measures in this year’s budget have a deliberate aim to expand production capacity for a wider cross-section of society in order to encourage increased participation.

“We are talking about incentives to our hucksters, agro-processors and in the coming months, people who wish  to pursue the production of cannabis byproducts,” he noted.

Dominica Budget for 2022-2023

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24 Comments

  1. Tasha
    August 8, 2022

    Look at that man in the picture. Just another one with a face as round as the moon. What’s to love?? The only conclusion I draw whilst a fair amount of Dominicans can’t afford 3 meals a day and feed their children properly, this man and his family feast on the best and tastiest foods available on earth. Is that fair? Stop voting for these people!

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    • DAFriend
      August 9, 2022

      From that angle he looks like a hamster with full cheek pockets. Is that the same man the women of DA go crazy about? Having said that, Dominican women have never been known for their good taste!! I hear them screaming already…

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  2. Wat goes App
    August 6, 2022

    What was in the budget for me? Not a damn thing. But “what goes up must come down.” I used to fly my paper kite 🪁 way up in the sky. But it couldn’t stay there permanently; Had to come down. I see a kite 👨 flying high and it’s been up for quite some time. But it’s a kite, ehh!

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  3. JAH KAL
    August 5, 2022

    Skerrit only in Dominica you can do that, in the country where i live you would have been in jail longtime , man you are a disgrace . I can not beleive Dominincans stomacking that bs for so long bunch of greedy and lazy you know what, am bleeding inside.

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  4. JAH KAL
    August 5, 2022

    Skerrit you are a liar ,you a the biggest joker in the pack time to leave you fretting people with aggression where as you breaking the law over and over. Your turn is around the cornor .

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  5. August 4, 2022

    This budget is as empty as the re’sume’ of the Dr Dr and what we have passing as a Minister of Finance; who before he became a parliamentarian had no track record of being involved in any financial transaction or business venture; guess this one was prepared by the “senior parrot” Tony Astaphans who those DLP “mouton batallie” supporters and enablers think is an authority on all subjects being discussed in DOMINICA; and I heard the Dr Dr issue vile threats in the Parliament to anyone who opposes his CBI program; be careful what you ask for bro; the history books will teach you that some leaders like you have had to flee their countries after threatening to eliminate others for their personal aggrandizement.

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  6. Jack
    August 4, 2022

    I am hearing about serious troubles with the international airport project.

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    • Beta
      August 6, 2022

      That international airport is just a Fata Morgana. It always has been. Every time Skerrit feels political pressure, he resurrects projects that should have been completed years ago. The red donkeys braying every time and he knows it. Just some prime examples: Airport, Geothermal, Agriculture, etc. If this CM knows one little thing it how to fool the majority of Dominicans on an ongoing basis. The reminder is done by unfair elections and bribery.

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    • Observer
      August 6, 2022

      Im hearing that the site has a hard rock running underground. That why the area is so swampy. Good luck to Skerrit and his phantom airport.

  7. Just Saying
    August 4, 2022

    Dear Administrator, please post a link to the budget.

    Thank you

    ADMIN: A link to a post containing the budget address has been added to the end of the article.

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  8. We the People
    August 4, 2022

    So how come a few weeks ago agriculture was the most important thing to Dominica, but that is not reflected in the budget? :-|

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  9. Labor Voice
    August 4, 2022

    If Skerrit’s budgets were geared towards making Dominica a better place then no doubt Dominica would be a paradise because that Skerrit has gone to the parliament to present big budgets. Unfortunately his budgets are only geared towards keeping him in office and nothing to do with developing Dominica. So yes Skerrit can boast about $1.1 billion budget but fact is next year you will see more Dominicans running out in droves because the budget does not cater for us. Yes $1.1 billion for Dominica but what about $4.5 billion in overseas banks for Skerrit and his foreign friends? Man I am a Laborite but according to PM Skerrit himself “go to hell”tan

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  10. The Eyes have it
    August 4, 2022

    I only hear of Skerrit’s budgets when it is mentioned in parliament. On the the ground we see know manifestation of it as all we see is poverty and more poorverty. In fact what we have on the ground is the reverse of budget which is spelt get-bud

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  11. Ibo France
    August 3, 2022

    In Roosevelt’s photo, the ‘EYES’ have it, and so does that wry, cynical smile. His ‘pie in the sky’ projects in these budget are done with INTENTION for ATTENTION.

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    • August 4, 2022

      That budget caters for everybody including the haters and the undertakers and Ugly Lenny..

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      • dissident
        August 5, 2022

        So you find Skerrit sexy?

      • Marty
        August 8, 2022

        D ip S tick, your daily comments on here proof beyond any reasonable doubt that you are not right in your head. I do pity you and all these other blind followers of lawlessness and nastiness.

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        • August 8, 2022

          I really don’t remember when last I visited the Doctor. All I know is that when I visited him the last time, he asked me if I could donate my head and my brains to Marty. for Heavens sake. I responded, Doc not for Heavens sake.

          • Marty
            August 9, 2022

            …and that’s the best you could come up with. Proves my point. Poor Sausage!

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  12. Ibo France
    August 3, 2022

    All of this compulsive LIAR’s budgets are based on fiction. His promises are based on sand. They quickly disappear with time.

    Deceiving others is like romance to Roosevelt. So, every budget, the lies become more tempting and delectable. The sad thing is, the ignorant, simpletons and unsuspecting swallow these fairytales. SMDH.

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    • August 5, 2022

      Hate and jealousy have become a major cancer in your system. You might die of that kind of cancer one day, brother. Broken Hearts! Where do broken hearts go? Can they they find their way home?

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  13. dissident
    August 3, 2022

    Skerrit should have stepped out of parliament for a minute to let out all dat hot foul smelling air!!!!!!

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  14. Cc2020
    August 3, 2022

    I hope ill finally get some sort of assistance after that budget

  15. Toto
    August 3, 2022

    What is the point honestly. With Skerrit’s large engineered majority who is going to question his budget leave alone object to it. It would not be worth his hand picked acolytes’ jobs would it. He could put any figures in there and yet again with a supplementary half a year later, no questions asked. This is bonkers and I really believe it will not be long before we are denied any more credit and the place will collapse. There will be a lot of wailing my friends except those that have already their green dollars in accounts overseas. And the last one to leave, don’t bother to switch off the light. Domlec will already have done that before you.

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