BREAKING NEWS: Ross announces move to Barbados

Barbados PM Mia Mottley & Adtalem CEO Lisa Wardell at press conference announcing Ross’s move to Barbados

In a joint press conference held with Lisa W. Wardell president and CEO of Adtalem Global Education ,the parent company of Ross University, Mia Motley Prime Minister of Barbados has announced that Ross University will be moving to their shores.

Wardell said that the Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) considers Dominican people as part of the Ross family and that “Prime Minister SKerrit is both a partner and a friend to Adtalem Global Education.” She further stated, “As a CEO I sometimes have to make very difficult decisions it is with a heavy heart I make the decision to leave Dominica.” She went on, “…But my job is to position RUSM for the future and for us the future is Barbados”

Motley announced the possibility of providing scholarships to Dominican students in Barbados. This is in keeping with Prime Minister Skerrit’s disclosure in his announcement today of the Ross departure that Dominica had sought to ensure that Ross will continue to provide scholarships to Dominican students.

Watch full video of press conference  *the conference starts at 14 minutes and 8 seconds into the video* 

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153 Comments

  1. Nancy Papademas
    August 8, 2018

    THIS FROM DOMINICA-LOVING FRIEND IN THE U.S. – governments have little power compared to international WEALTH. Money is running the world. Wasn’t this medical school “for profit”? There’s your answer. . . Dominica and Dominicans don’t have enough MONEY so off to Barbados it went. Its first priority is NOT training doctors to help people. . . .it was to make a profit off the business of training doctors. It is a sickness in the world. You can see it in the U.S’s sick and greedy and merciless government. They’re looting our treasury and cutting our medical benefits and food for the poor, etc., to line their own pockets. Dominica is still finding its way as a socialist democracy and God loves you, so do NOT despair or blame. This will work out.

  2. August 8, 2018

    Dominica’s leaders tampered with a super power and lost big time !
    Dominica’s leaders now have a tighter grip on the brainwashed citizens!

  3. August 6, 2018

    Ross University leaving could be a blessing in disguise. Stop being negative and ask what you can do for your country and not always what your country can do for you. What has happened there today is no fault of PM Skerrit. Dominica is a very mountainous, terrainous island very prone to natural disasters. That makes people very uncomfortable and, that is the way Ross felt. We have our own natural problems which makes us all the time very unsettled.

  4. ATKINSON
    August 6, 2018

    How nice :mrgreen: So the “Evil Dr Supremo” got screwed by his girl, and good friend mia :mrgreen: without any grease :mrgreen: well maybe the socialist paradise cubans can open up a campus of ELAM, at picard , The lovely university. The universidade De Macau, Caracas university or Tsinghag university can open up a school of medicine, there, Or just move the coffee plant there, maybe it might finally work and make coffee. But like i said months ago just turn the area into a CBI passport selling center :mrgreen: can we just CBI all our problems away :) Ah we going to suck salt :mrgreen: And people are still saying the love the sweet PM :-P :-P

  5. Jonathan Y St Jean
    August 5, 2018

    Some, including me, blame the government, others blame Ross, and the government blames TS Erica and hurricane Maria. Realizing that the free movement of capital is what happens in a capitalist setting, then Ross is within its right to go elsewhere if the conditions in Dominica are not condusive to their operations goals and mission. Skerritt fell asleep at the wheel as he became drunk with power. The country is hurting and will continue to hurt for a long time even if Skerritt makes light of the situation pointing to three hotels under construction as being sufficient to reverse this backward fall. Truth be told, it’s time for Skerritt to go before more devastation defalls our once beautiful and peaceful country, because anarchy and an increase in suisides are at our doorsteps. Heaven help us all.

  6. Charlie Rose
    August 5, 2018

    You are giving on Skeritt like he is such a bad guy, well he is not. We must cherish democracy as he was duely elected by a majority. Let’s hope he don’t mess the anti terror act. Linton with ‘sophisticated’ advisers won’t be a bad PM either. This gov’t given 18 years, and where we are today, the electorate would be wise to try another group of eyes, ears and minds to try elevate us into prosperity. State what you’d do better, take it to the people constantly: Crazy but innovative things such as almost removing customs duties of 30-160% proven to be stifling free movement of goods and skyrocketing cost of living in Dominica, ways to recoup that, term limits, legalized gambling, recreational marijuana, more passport sales, alliances with potential donor countries… Whatever outside the box, take it to the people, you are men and women now not boys and girls reacting with mepuis and law suits for lieing on you, like kids. Get serious, 15 years should be enuff for you to do that…

  7. Badbaje
    August 5, 2018

    Hello there. Mr. Skerrit said he was only OFFICALY notified a few days before he notified the country. The question I am asking myself and others is, when did he receive UNOFFICIAL notification. A university of that magnitude does not decide to leave in 3 days, and certainly would not find a home just as fast. For those who are free thinkers, those decisions would have to have been made way before, and way before Mia became prime minister of Barbados. Let those who have ears hear, let those who have eyes see!

    • Ibo France
      August 5, 2018

      Your analytical skills are at work, Badbaje. Skerrit is a pathological and a compulsive LIAR. Not even an iota of doubt I have about this now. The saddest thing is that his Cabinet colleagues know this to be true and their silence make them complicit. The PM knew about Ross University departure from Dominica long in advance. He was forced to cough up this information because later that very same day Mia Motley and the representative of Ross were about to hold their press conference regarding the move to Barbados. Mr. Skerrit didn’t even give those who would be negatively affected an advance warning or enough time to cushion this dreadful news. This is an opaque regime managed by insensitive, grotesque people.

      • Gary
        August 6, 2018

        What analytical skills at work are you talking about The act of taking possession or asserting a claim is called an assumption not analytical skills. You are quick to label The PM a pathological and a compulsive LIAR, without knowing and understanding something called protocol, and ethics within Government and their business partners. You have just demonstrated once again how you throw your intelligence to the wind simply to satisfy your partisan political beliefs.

    • Gary
      August 6, 2018

      Such nonsensical Jargon.Wow.

  8. August 5, 2018

    My fellow Dominicans, in the early 1980’s two ministers of government in the Eugenia Charles’s administration threatened to close Ross university over an African student who claimed racism when in fact he had failed his grades due to lack of effort in his studies. Mike Douglas and Jenner Armour, although being on the opposite on many political issues formed an alliance to fight against the two ministers because they recognized how important Ross was to the north and they prevailed. Where has Ian Douglas been ? it would be a damn shame if the Portsmouth constituency reelect Ian and moreover the ministers of the north including the prime minister who have abdicated their responsibilities. I have said it before and I will say it again: We do not have any minister in the current government who can articulate any position. They are weak and lack innovation, foresightedness, acumen and the ability to communicate. They do not demonstrate any erudition. We need to get this government out !

  9. I truly wonder
    August 5, 2018

    This is just the beginning of things falling apart. This government has failed its people yet some of us are yet to see that. These men and women who are leading this country have never been up front with us; that have lied and manipulated their way through and around things. If only the Prime Minister spoke the truth, if only he do as he says, instead of just talking and making all these damn empty promises, if only he actually cared for we the people of Dominica. Sigh. I truly wonder what he is going to tell all these who were employed at Ross…how about the people who’ve built all these apartments and have bank to repay. This is a sad situation and I HOPE THAT DOMINICANS EYES WILL BE OPEN. Dominica is quickly sinking and if we do not get up and do something about it, then there won’t be a Dominica for our Children, grand-children, etc. Remember is not everyone who can run…. the grass is never greener on the other side

  10. mine
    August 5, 2018

    Ross left DA after 40 years like a husband who left his wife when he found out she was sick , but he got sick and that same wife was to the who took care of him. In life strange things happen maybe DA might be the one to rescue Ross. Never abandon your friend when they need you in difficult times cause karma will come back at you.

    • kean meade
      August 5, 2018

      a husband leaves his wife after 40 years in time of her illness because:
      1. She took him for grades over the years
      2. she cheated
      3. she lied
      4. she abused him
      5. she neglected him
      6. she disgraced his needs
      7. she gave him nothing in return
      8. she wanted his money
      9. she stole from him
      10. she was selfish
      11. she ruined his life
      12. she wanted his time

      should I go on? after 40 yrs he doesn’t leave because he is a bad person, he leaves because it’s time for her carma. he already made as much of a sacrifice as he possible could. in her good time she neglected him, so now he is looking out for him…

  11. Just saying
    August 5, 2018

    Maybe that a good location for an international airport. The buildings are looking good now but in time the will be deteriorated. Demolish them and see the vision for Picard estate. Good location to me. Think. Without vision the people perish.

    • I am mine own
      August 5, 2018

      Why on earth would you tear down multi-million dollar buildings? The campus centre on Ross’ land was completed in 2015. Perhaps it can be turned into a dormitory for another school that might come, or into offices for a new enterprise. The older, shabbier buildings might need to come down, but for land sakes don’t tear down one of the only hurricane-stable buildings on the island.

  12. Faith that somthing Good is coming
    August 5, 2018

    But what politics have to do with Ross leaving the Island? Ross made their choice 11 months ago to vacate the Island. They wanted to go let them go. God will send us something better. Before Ross we were eating and drinking. We need to find ways to survive instead of dwelling on Ross leaving. We need some factories on Island. We got alot of resources to bottle juice etc. Plant back our coconuts and bananas, our citrus. Dominica isnt the only place which get hit by hurricane. The United States get Natural disasters too such as tornados and flooding etc they get pretty damaged too. Americans just think they are above all other nations in the world. Though we may want them to stay, GOD may have a better plan and he won’t turn his back on us. All we need is faith…lets be united and work together to see our way forward. There are alot of intelligent Dominicans out there playing dead. Wake up! Stop play politics with everything. The P.M alone can’t make a better Dominica. He needs…

  13. Deleoncourt
    August 5, 2018

    18 years of little development, this government has brought of nothing of exceptional benefit. The worst thing is that the rag tag group of ragamuffins that they call an opposition would be no better. Please Dominica create a healthy option !

  14. It's me DNO
    August 4, 2018

    Ross U parents they have children and they are most likely United compared to Dominicans.
    Ross university has a sibling named ACAMS Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists.

    As parents.would you not want what is good for your child. As a child would you not warn your siblings and parent of impending danger? Again I commend the strategist for seeing this opportunity and this could jolly well be a reason why Dominica cannot turn the big ship around because it is way too far and in too deep. They snatched the opportunity to take them to Babardos.

  15. Nothing Lasts Forever
    August 4, 2018

    I hope that there are no business people out there wringing their hands in shock. You know that it is extremely risky for either a business or country to have one main crop (remember bananas?) or customer or supplier or one anything generating its revenues. Business 101.
    With an international airport in that area (once rigorous feasibility studies support it), think of the exponential thrust the country would get in all of its sectors.

    RUSM, like any other good business, has done its SWOT analysis and made its decision based on all factors. No surprise.

    Let’s move on.

    And, what would happen to the land purchased in Londonderry for the international airport you ask?
    Isn’t that some of our best agricultural lands though? If so, let’s turn our Dominica into the best organic farm lands in the Caribbean. We could even start off with 100% pure organic ganja cultivations.

  16. Nothing lasts forever
    August 4, 2018

    I hope there are no business people out there supporting this forever threat of depending so much on the RUSM business for economic sustenance. Remember bananas? The world is changing. Rapidly. At a faster rate than before.

    Even if it was not, note Business 101: Never depend on one customer or one crop or one anything for your business/country’s long term survival.

    Let’s move on guys…

    Stubborn Facts, where you?

    • Real
      August 5, 2018

      “Nothing Last for Ever”…….I believe this a more appropriate comment for the Sell of our passport. which is 40% of countries revenue.

  17. Stubborn Facts
    August 4, 2018

    How can Dominica go forward when spin doctors of Skerrit’, like @ nothing lasts forever, is using the failure of Skerrit’and the DLP to talk about the possibility of converting Ross University into the site for international airport? Could this be the strategy of Skerrit and the DLP for the next election since Skerrit knew long ago that Ross was not coming back but somehow only last year he began to talk about international airport without saying a thing about the site? But before they even start to decieve the people here is Wikipedia on why Melville Hall was chosen in 1944 The Melville Hall area was chosen as the site for Dominica’s main airport in 1944, “for it was the only place on the island with extensive flat land.[4] It was only after the completion of the Transinsular Road from Belles to Marigot, in 1958, that work on the airport began.[4][5] The facility opened on 22 November 1961, and was first served by Dakotas from BWIA.[5”. Melville Hall was chosen b4 Ross came.

  18. Nana-Lain
    August 4, 2018

    It is sad that Ross left island for something better to accommodate it’s students. Maybe instead of trying to tear down each other, think of other ways to try enhancing in the development of the country. Keep fighting still and everyone with common sense will leave. Ross left Dominica 10 months ago, so stop the fighting and biting and playing the blame game

  19. Chakademus
    August 4, 2018

    Yes, we were stabbed in the back. We were crooked wrt the international airport, we were crooked again wrt Ross. Our Caribbean brothers and sisters are ripping us off blindly, and our leadership too incompetent to handle his business. We are like a lavabo, a weezeeb in the Caribbean. If we not taking care of our gold mine, they see an opportunity to take it from us and they did. I cannot really blame then too much, although they crook, we gave them the opportunity through the incompetence of our leaders.

    Aylass, aylass, aylass. Aye Dominique!

    • %
      August 4, 2018

      And that’s a leader who had his blinded red followers wearing T-SHIRTS. “”Leaderdhip is Everything””.I never knew that how Dominica would come under Skerrit.What a Shame!!
      Where The Wicked Rule The People MOURN
      This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party

    • August 8, 2018

      Stop blaming Barbados for the incompetence of our leaders !

  20. Sabina
    August 4, 2018

    I am so sorry Dominica, but your government has failed you, again! May God be merciful to us!

  21. Concerned Citizen
    August 4, 2018

    The glaring problem with Dominica and these types of deals falling out is Access. There is no access to Dominica. One of the very few and I mean few countries without and international airport. Its 2018, and Dominica still without proper facilities… Its so sad… As someone that stayed away for 15 yrs and came back to see the lack of progress its sad… It seem like the country still stuck in the 80s with everyone having 2018 technology.

    I cant blame government… But blaming doesnt change anything… Change is whats needed. Point.Blank.Period

  22. A_DAMassive
    August 4, 2018

    Just finishing talking to a friend from Africa, brilliant doctor, who is very aware about Ross and the Dominica situation. He shook his head, smiled and asked me a simple question: In which other country in the world, could a leader of the country send his children to be born in the United States, and the people accept it, and even support it, and he is still in power?
    He then said, no matter all the problems you see in different nations in Africa, under no circumstances could anyone of them do something like that, and still remained in office. Clearly, he said, this leader does not have any respect for the people of Dominica, but the people themselves……..!

    Out of respect for my country and fellow Dominicans, I will not give you his opinion of the political, educational, and philosophical perspective that permeates, more than not, the people of Dominica, and it is on either side.

  23. Ben
    August 4, 2018

    Just finish listening to DBS 1 15 news and NO mention of ROSS, SHAMeFULL !

    • %
      August 4, 2018

      That should not surprise you,but we know how they operate,and Dominicans are getting wiser .
      Where The Wicked Rule The People MOURN
      This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party

  24. Nothing lasts forever
    August 4, 2018

    Could that whole area, plus reclaimed sea, be used for an international airport? Pay off the building owners where necessary and lease from others? Any reasons why that would not be feasible?

    • Stubborn Facts
      August 4, 2018

      @ nothing lasts forever, I have NO doubt that you are a spin doctor of Skerrit’ and a strong opperative of the DLp and as such I am not at all surprised that your cheap this about the possibility of using Ross University as possible site for international airport is just a cheap, misleading spin. In fact I am wondering if that is not what we should expect to hear from the failed Skerrit that has destroyed Dominica, since he knew long time that Ross was not coming back and, somehow last month he began to talk his usual …. about building international airport but refused to mention the site. But here is Wikipedia on airport The Melville Hall area was chosen as the site for Dominica’s main airport in 1944, for it was the only place on the island with extensive flat land.[4] It was only after the completion of the Transinsular Road from Belles to Marigot, in 1958, that work on the airport began.[4][5] The facility opened on 22 November 1961, and was first served by Dakotas from BWIA.[5

  25. Davido
    August 4, 2018

    Ian Douglas must resign NOW! Nobody in Portsmouth should vote for labor as long as Ian Douglas sits in that seat!

  26. Affa
    August 4, 2018

    It’s prudent that All-Saints U should move to Pickard just as Blackmore moved it from GrandBay. Sounds like a done deal but be mindful that Barbados is also in the path of hurricanes in line with Grenada. They were both hit by hurricane Ivan in 2004. Greneda got the worst of it as it stalled over them but some roofs etc were blown in Barbados, just google “hurricane Ivan 2004 Barbados” for details of the destruction.

  27. Pan
    August 4, 2018

    Skerrit giving Isaac Scholarship and motley giving skerrit scholarship

  28. RossAlum
    August 4, 2018

    To my friends and adopted family in Dominica. Your influence on my life and that of my family will always be appreciated and never forgotten. I’d say the same is true for at least 14,000 other Ross Grads and their families. The great people of Dominica have been a vital part in providing us the chance to become physicians. I would suggest that I am a better physician because of the non academic lessons and experiences I had in Dominica. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this “aftershock” of hurricane Maria. To the apartment owners who are facing huge loans. To the transport drivers who invested in new vehicles. The businesses who built back promising the banks that the students would return. To the restaurant proprietors, watersports operators, security guards, local grocery owners and staff, laundry operators, maintenance crew, and all those who will feel a void after this decision. I’m sorry. Stay strong! Come together, dont let this divide you more. Thank you!

  29. Bring back our Parrots from Germany
    August 4, 2018

    One of the reasons may be the fact that it is too hard to get to Dominica, no jet direct flight service. It is almost impossible to get to Dominica in one day, even people born on Dominica do not want to go back to visit because of the hassle and conniptions getting there. If I was a Ross student I would not want to go through conniptions getting back after vacation in the US. A major effort needs to be made to lengthen the runway at Melville hall so that jets can land safely. They probably took into consideration what happened after Maria too.

  30. Roseau River
    August 4, 2018

    Very sad day for our nation but what is done is done. The people and government of our country needs to really ask ourselves what do we want to become when we grow up? Then begin to take MASSIVE amounts of action towards that goal.
    Economic achievements by Singapore, Israel and others are blueprints we could follow. When one door closes, if we look hard enough another door or two will open.

  31. My bad
    August 4, 2018

    If Dominicans vote out this corrupt and deceptive government I have no doubt that whoever forms the next government will find a way to get Ross to come back home, where they belong. I know for a fact that Ross wants to come back to Dominica, where they belong but unfortunately we have a government that is not America friendly and that hurts us. Our problem is not just lack of international airport as Skerrit would have us believe but, I know for a fact that Ross biggest problem is that of not being able to find a way to protect American lives in case of Emergency. In other words, in case of an Emergency the US can’t just come to Dominica just as they would not be able to go to Venezuela because of the document Skerrit signed with ALBA. So it is not just Ross but it is the US pushing their safety concerns on Ross which includes their insurance and Ross therefore was forced to make a decision. The solution is get rid of Skerrit and that will change everything

  32. neg mawou
    August 4, 2018

    Though it is rather sad that Ross is leaving D/ca, people of D/ca must stand tall and not look down. It is agood time for reflection and self preservasion. The government recently advised on new buildings in the area with offices to such as passports etc, well there is the opportunity to do so and create jobs in the area straight away. The buildings are there I am sure they can come to some arrangements with Ross.

    • RandyX
      August 4, 2018

      You clearly still believe in Father Christmas!

    • Channel 1
      August 4, 2018

      @neg mawou – Is what you want dem fellas to do where? smh

      Ross is a unique sort of investment that should never, never have been allowed by the incompetence of a lazy, cannot-do government to depart. Skerrit & his government should have resigned yesterday after this 18 year horrendous blunder in the making.

      Roosevelt Skerrit & his band of misfits & sycophants were unable to foster and create an encouraging forward-thinking operating environment with the necessary infrastructure to incentivize Ross to remain in Dominica. That is why Ross left.

      Austrie said “Ross is a business” right. And businesses (especially the American ones owned by major shareholders) will pull up shop in poor business locations and seek out a better environment that can generate better returns on investments.

      Listen, truth is the truth – Dominica is failing badly under this Skerrit led government.

  33. faithandhope
    August 4, 2018

    Apartment owners in Picard should try listing their properties at the following global vacation sites: homeaway.com, hometogo.com, and airbnb. There are some listings for Dominica on one of the sites but not nearly enough. Please list at competitive rates. Some listings are very much out of touch with reality.

    • Anonymous
      August 4, 2018

      Don’t you think potential tourists would be faced with the same logistical and service problems as Ross?People are not obliged to visit Dominica you know. It is not easy to get here and it is expensive. There are plenty of alternatives. I love Dominica but that is the reality.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      August 4, 2018

      So, what listing and apartment with all you name is going to prove, what purpose will that serve?

      When people think of talking a vacation the think of checking into  a luxurious hotel, where they pay for room service. When I feel like taking a vacation anywhere in the United States, or Canada when I chose a hotel, it must be the best I can afford.

      I am Dominican born in Wesley, and never thought in recent years to return on a vacation okay!

      Want to know why, it is too difficult to get connecting  flights from Los Angeles California to Dominica, it is a waste of time. I am not prepared to sit on a Jet aircraft for no less than five hours to New York, or Miami, and sometimes have to overnight to get a flight to Antigua, Barbados, St. Lucia, or Puerto Rico to wait on LIAT to Island hopping to get to Dominica.

      Roosevelt screwed the country, the nonsense you are talking is not a resolve!

  34. %
    August 4, 2018

    I guess Skerrit knew about the departure of Ross long before he went to the house with the Anti Terrorism Bill.Skerrit is all about staying in office, not about advancing Dominica. After 18years in office, Dominica has retrogressed 18fold.
    Where The Wicked Rule The People MOURN
    This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party

  35. Ross_Student_May2015
    August 4, 2018

    We love you Dominica. Thanks for all the great memories. I will always remember the island as a beautiful place, with beautiful, kind, and helpful people. To the shacks, security guards, staff, faculty, IT guys, construction, taxi & shuttle services, restaurants, laundry people, cleaning staff, apartment landlords, and all the people who helped make our stay on the island away from home as comfortable as possible, you will always have a special place in my heart. Our families thank u for taking care of us like family. Shoutout to Hana’s Laundry. I will always remember my first time there and not understanding the accents, only to end up translating for the 1st semesters by the time I was at the end. My Dominican accent got good haha. My time on the island helped me grow into a more easy going, resilient, and humble person, by learning from wonderful ppl like you. I am grateful for that. I am proud to be able to say that I lived in Dominica, the birthplace of RUSM. We will miss you.

    • Elsa Royer
      August 4, 2018

      Happy to know you were comfortable and felt like home. Appreciate your kind word

  36. sam
    August 4, 2018

    the new home of Ross I dint think they will call them blue eyes imperialist like the Dominican priminister did

  37. Darious Polydore
    August 4, 2018

    If CLEAR HARBOR shut down as well the country fini bat!!!! 8-O 8-O 8-O

  38. Facts
    August 4, 2018

    Great point on Barbarians being at the helm of the Dominica Labour Party. Do you know the same Barbarians are the ones advising Barbados’ newly instated government. Dominica’s principle advisor was right on stage right next to Mia on May 4th celebrating her victory. At the end of the day, these people are Bajans and will choose Barbados over Dominica Any day. Ask yourself, where does their loyalty lies?

  39. RossStudent_May2015
    August 3, 2018

    We love you Dominica. This is big news to us all. Thanks for all the great memories. I will always remember the island as a beautiful place with beauitful, kind, and helpful people. To the shacks, the security guards, the staff and faculty, the IT guys, the construction workers, the taxi and shuttle services, the restaurants, the laundry people, the cleaning staff, the apartment landlords all the people who helped make our stay on the island away from home as comfortable as possible, you will always have a special place in my heart. Our families thank you for taking care of us like family. I will always remember my first time there and not understanding the accents, only to end up translating for the 1st semesters by the time I was at the end. My Dominican accent got good haha. My time on the island made me a more easy going, resilient, and humble person. I am proud to be able to say that I lived in Dominica, the birthplace of Ross University School of Medicine. We will miss you.

  40. Possie
    August 3, 2018

    Change is a must now. New government period.

  41. Possie vibes
    August 3, 2018

    18 years pluss as the government no international airport. Look at all this beautiful buildings in Picard and look at the condition of the roads that the students have to walk to school on. Dominica has some of the best dive sights in the world yet we don’t have an international Airport to bring the ones who want to come to dive our waters. I firmly believe change is a must right now. We need a new set off minds now. New government.

  42. DA Fails
    August 3, 2018

    Labor party Resume~~~

    -Kubuli factory
    -Tram (Ladaut)
    -Pizza hut
    -Orage (Roseau)
    -Cyberland (Roseau)
    -KFC (Possie)
    -Ross (Possie)
    -Breezy mart
    -Rituals (Roseau)
    -All game shops (In roseau)
    -Subway (Roseau)

    But they give poor people galvanize to cover their roof and old people a place to sleep with their yes we care program, anything for votes and dapway the youth and our future. :evil: :arrow: :arrow:

    ~Feel free to add, I can’t remember every business that close down cuz there is a lot

    • Paul Rossnof
      August 4, 2018

      How about the ones that never opened:
      Moroccan Hotel
      Coffee Factory
      Abbatoir
      Geothermal plant etc.

      How about the projects that were promised:
      International airport
      New PMH hospital
      New Marigot hospital
      Roseau rehabilitation
      New road without single file bridges from Possie to the Melville Hall, etc.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 4, 2018

        Paul boy, you and DA Fails not easy, but you see even if you draw that to the attention of the idiots who claims they they love their PM, they well still say to you “fifty (50) more years!”

        It is like a curse overwhelm Dominica since Roosevelt became prime minister. An end must come to every evil; all of this is simply a lesson to the nation!

        Roosevelt is not a god as some people believe he is God gift to Dominica. If God appointed Roosevelt to rule over Dominica, and our people would be the most progressive, and prosperous on the planet!

        In the first place God despise a lying tongue;can you recall anytime in recent years Roosevelt opened his mouth to speak, and he did no lie?

        The man is a notorious liar, and one way or the something like this had to happen so that the clowns who keep him in to get free galvanize to see with Roosevelt its poverty all the way

  43. RastarMarn
    August 3, 2018

    OK so all that said Ross moving but the cannot move that facility,,,

    Now what Skerrit them must to is convert that facility into a Branch of UWI,,,

    C’mon people it’s not the end of the world, we all knew this was coming so lets just strategize get this administration out of office by revolt and protest and lets build a better Dominica where we don’t have to depend on Service industry and Customs Duties as our main Gross Domestic Product,,,

    • RandyX
      August 4, 2018

      The facility and the property doesn’t belong to Skerrit and them, nor does it belong to the government of Dominica.

  44. Eye-of-the-Needle
    August 3, 2018

    At the center of the Domican flag sits a parrot in its splendor. This majestic and incessantly talkative bird by nature was deafeningly silent when it mattered most. Sadly and consequently our parrot failed to speak up loud enough or to put its mouth where the money was when it mattered. Some may choose to blame the perils of Mother Nature for the departure of Ross; however, I strongly believe this was a clear case of parrot’s silence being deadly.

  45. DA Fails
    August 3, 2018

    Don’t let this distract you from the fact that possie never voted for no other party besides DLP since this country was founded. :oops: :oops: Evil party and Gullible people

  46. OneMile
    August 3, 2018

    It is not the end of the world. Allu acting like an earthquake leveled the country. Dominica will now find its path to true INDEPENDENCE.
    No longer will the country be dependent on ONE single entity. Diversify and innovate. No need to have all your eggs in one basket.

    • Paul Rossnof
      August 4, 2018

      No the country will no longer be dependent on a single entity but rather from now on the people will be even more dependent on a single man. You clearly do not see Skerrits game plan yet. You all to blind and foolish!!

    • Uncle
      August 4, 2018

      Garcon, we have no eggs left.

  47. Michael Davis
    August 3, 2018

    Sadly, maybe next time hurricane ‘Maria’ will hit Barbados. Not my wish, but maybe then politicians like Mia Motley would not take advantage of a fellow Caribbean country and offer incentives to a business to move to it’s shores while a sister island is hurting.

    Frankly, speaking – competition is all good. But when your brother is down – hit by a category 5 hurricane – you don’t take advantage and steal their business. In 1979 – when hurricane David hit – and RUSM was still a none entity – did Barbados come calling?

    Caribbean Federation took a blow today.

    • Faceup
      August 4, 2018

      Cha Cha All bacause your PM is so dumb and currupt..You must be a very sick puppy right now. Eh?

      • Abel Mocker
        August 4, 2018

        Faceup – u a fool hiding behind a moniker.

  48. Riv
    August 3, 2018

    If I was a politician in Dominica, I would do the following regarding Ross moving:

    I would beg Ross to help Dominica make use of some of the facilities they are leaving behind to create or develop something that will bring income to Dominica. Something that the Caribbean needs. For example, what if Ross helps us to use some of the facilities to build a forensic lab that can be used for DNA and finger print processing? This would include training for employees / professionals to run the facility. Wouldn’t that be a benefit to the region? That could be a small thank you for 40 years worth of business in DA.. What do you think?

    • OneMile
      August 3, 2018

      You cya be serious.

    • OpenMindSet
      August 4, 2018

      That’s called positive thinking. Not sure that exist one here.

    • Pondering
      August 4, 2018

      What about the Portsmouth people who invested in housing for the students of Ross university and the banks they borrowed from. Smh

    • Royer
      August 4, 2018

      It isn’t the responsibility of Ross to do anything more for Dominica. So sad that the hustlers that preyed upon students/faculty (Levi the juice bum et al) have to find real work now.

    • August 4, 2018

      Well said Riv. You are being positive and offering solution and not rejoicing at the closure of Ross like so call “PATRIOTS”

  49. Hurt
    August 3, 2018

    I do feel hurt like so many other Dominicans upon hearing about this devastating development. It is no doubt a huge economic blow to our country. Everyone is affected by it in one way or the other. However, we must acknowledge that business is business. It is apparent that Dominica became more of a liability than an asset.

    • Papa Dom
      August 4, 2018

      Hahaha, did you really write this? The lengths you people will go to just to facilitate and give support to a “can’t do” government is astonishing. So Ross left, well as pou fere? Life goes on it’s a business decision. You people are so sick it’s not even funny

  50. Me Again
    August 3, 2018

    Our PM is the smartest man in Dominica. So, knowing that PM Motley was going to announce the move of Ross, the Psychological genius of a PM that we have, ran at O’Dark hours this morning to call a press conference to announce that Ross was leaving. And now we as blind supporters are still saying that he is anointed by God to bring Dominica to it’s knees. Keeping saying God will save us. He only helps those who help themselves .

    • Neville
      August 4, 2018

      So true. They really do love their PM even though Mister destroy them bit by bit. Nobody more stupid than a DLP supporter!

  51. Who will buy the real estates?
    August 3, 2018

    Mark my words fellow Dominicans. Where Ross University was located is a huge piece of REAL ESTATE. The few people who have amassed MILLIONS upon MILLIONS SELLING our PASSPORTS, have plenty, plenty money.

    Because the International organisations fighting CORRUPTION, money-laundering and other such crimes, are clamping down, getting closer, the culprits have to use those $$$$$$$$$. They buy acres upon acres of land, set up all kinds of bogus, short-lived companies, to hide or wash their “dirty’ money.

    The Picard area is just the place to set up after RUSM departs.

    Skerritt has his agenda that the people of Dominica will not know about.

    Where is Hartley Henry in all this? Skerritt’s political advisor? Did you know Hartley is close with Mia Motley and her Party? once I heard Motley talking about scholarships for Dominican students, I shirked and ,asked myself some questions. Some crookedness is going on. Dominicans keep you eyes and ears opened.

  52. My bad
    August 3, 2018

    So Palmolive was an American company and Skerrit got rid of them. Amerjet is American cargo airline and Skerrit got rid of them. Ross is American base medical school and Skerrit got rid of them. Is the call center next even if I believe he might have personal interest it it? Is he clearing the way for the Chinese, the Russians and North Koreans? I am just asking because with the damage of Maria and Erica quite clearly the American presence was not strong

  53. Portsmouth Labourite
    August 3, 2018

    Leadership that working… we love our Prime Minister, and i love my handouts…lol :lol: :lol: :lol:

  54. My little take
    August 3, 2018

    For those of you who missed it, Skerrit’s first step after Maria was to appoint Avinash persuade as his economic advisor though he was warned by former Barbados pn Owen Arthur not to do so. So we have a government in Dominica that is based in Barbados with Harley Henry of Barbados being chief political advisor, Avinash persuade- chief economic advisor, Peter Wickham of Barbados- chief pollster and political advisor so what do you all expect? Seems like the capital of Dominica is Bridgetown
    https://caribbeannewsservice.com/now/dominica-skerrit-rejects-arthurs-advice-on-appointing-avinash-persaud/

  55. Ibo France
    August 3, 2018

    Ross University moving from Dominica to Barbados is an earthshattering loss to Dominicans economically. Shaka Zulu alluded to this and I think he’s perfectly spot on. Safety is paramount with US citizens. The US is always very swift to send out advisories at the slightest hint of danger to their overseas citizens. When the lives of US citizens are in imminent danger abroad, they usually send their large aircrafts to evacuate their people. Because of the non existence of an international airport and other infrastructural deficiencies, the lives of these US students will always be at great risk in Dominica during a pending hurricane. The experience of Maria, trapped on the island, was too much of a risk to relive for the Americans. Myopic vision, poor strategic planning, lack of infrastructural developments are some reasons for Ross University abandonment of Dominica.

  56. An Observer
    August 3, 2018

    So let me get this straight…after a major, record breaking hurricane strikes us….one of the most powerful of it’s kind…..ROSS decides to take it’s business to a country that is statistically less likely to be affected by Hurricanes…and this is Skerrit’s fault how ???
    Seriously ? How is the logical conclusion of Ross university to move to a safer island after we got a major lash from a natural disaster Skerrit’s fault. How could he prevent it ? Do you think an international airport would have withstood a hurricane like Maria….just look at what happened to Puerto Rico and that is a USA territory !!

    Come on guys. Give the man a break. Skerrit is now in the least coveted position of any Politian…being the country’s leader when disaster strikes.

    • Just Passing Through
      August 4, 2018

      The next marriage breakup some Dominicans will blame the PM for their divorce. Come on Dominicans!! this is the time that we come together rather than allow anymore division. Didn’t we learn anything from Hurricane Maria? This is like another 5 hitting us. We all will suffer from the losing of RUSM but we must recover.

      We now have to put our thinking caps on. No time for the blame game. This is a serious setback that has happened. The PM and Government could no less prevent the Category 5 Hurricane from hitting Dominica head on than they could prevent the RUSM from leaving after 40 years in Dominica. We will miss them. It will be hard because we know the benefits they are to Dominica and the Domino effect their leaving will have.

      We have been leaving home all the time for our own personal growth so why wouldn’t a business do likewise? The real issue is what lessons have we learned and how do we pickup, dust off ourselves and rebuild our country’s economy.

      • Neville
        August 6, 2018

        You must be Skerrits make up artist. Silly fool!!

  57. Ross Graduate
    August 3, 2018

    Dominica will always have a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers to the people of Picard, Portsmouth, and the entire island of Dominica. You have a beautiful country and a beautiful people. I know it hurts now, but you don’t need Ross.

    • Ma Dominique
      August 3, 2018

      It’s easy for you to say this from your privileged position.
      Have you thought how this will impact the economic activities around Picard and it’s environs, now that RUSM have moved, lock, stock and barrel to Barbados?

      It’s a travesty. A lack of vision from an incompetent and corrupt administration.

  58. August 3, 2018

    I never thought Ross University was such a great revenue for Dominica,I am sad,I believe air access play part Ross closured also i believe there are more cause Ross closure.These forks on kairi fm were saying Ross is doing some repairs also i heard Portsmouth pareb Mr.Douglas said the same thing on the air,I hope some else come to our shores that could replace Ross. Again I’m sad.

  59. LaPlaine Observer
    August 3, 2018

    Barbados is dominating Dominican officials. Just remember the west bridge contract given to Bagan contractors for $18 million. Now they are snatching Ross away from Dominica, thanks to our incompetent and failing leaders.

  60. mine
    August 3, 2018

    We must have faith cause faith moves mountain. Many times the grass is not always green n the other side. If Ross left Dominica because of Maria of mother nature that really unfair. Sometimes we leave the frying pan and go into the fire, life is like a box of chocolate you never know.

    • NotDotish
      August 3, 2018

      Ross left Dominica because for 17 years all you cant build a simple international airport, and all little cats and rats building one. Damm fools.

      • mine
        August 4, 2018

        The kettle is calling the pot black, it takes one to know one, idiot.

  61. En Ba La
    August 3, 2018

    Strategist nice play this one is for the books. This shows you are good at what you do. Unfortunate for Dominica. I look at this as someone doing their job and doing it well.

    Human resource your people and their mind and talent you nurture that learn to spot talent when you see it.

    Dominica Labor Party it’s time to return your headquarters back to Dominica.

  62. bob denis
    August 3, 2018

    40 yrs past, with the Barbados economy on good tourism footings , there was no room for an up and coming ROSS, today, with ROSS being part of a global concern and Barbados going through a brutal economical down turn, the Gov’t have given Ross deals, that the Dominica Gov’t and people can only dream of. Everything is in place for Barbados to capitalize on ROSS’ incursion on the Island. The in fighting among caribbean gov’ts for foreign investments, opens the door of disunity and distrust , that continue to exist among the Africans in the Caribbean. Caricom, should never allow these transactions to happen, where the economy of a Sister Island is directly affected. While Dominicans believe in prayer with no action, the rudiments of how to live together as a people have left us long ago. Today, greed , arrogance and when HATE is added, what ever is in the mix, usually is taken away , there will be weeping and gnashing .

  63. mine
    August 3, 2018

    WE must have faith the grass is not always green on the other side time will tell, don’t be surprise that one day Dominica will get an answer from Ross many times we leave the frying pan and go in the fire.

  64. anonymous2
    August 3, 2018

    The reason that Ross chose elsewhere comes down to ‘stability and accessibility linked with cost.’ Dominica unfortunately lacks stability in many areas, does not have easy accessibility and is expensive in many ways. DA is going to have to change in order to attract the right business opportunities to its shores.

  65. Ah Chen!
    August 3, 2018

    Its the man’s supporters that’s killing me. All of a sudden they pick up the “God is good” saying. Is now all of them know God. The man is killing the country and the blind ones will not see. Papa god! What else is left to be done for these people to see? It’s useless we come here and discuss because they will not understand.

    • DA Fails
      August 3, 2018

      Is not Skerrit I blaming, Skerrit & Tony astaphans just playing de game and they have more to gain, is de supporters, and his lackies on kairi that does burn me, destroying their country for breadcrumbs, magwesah boi

      • Me
        August 4, 2018

        And Skerrit is the enabler with ultimate responsibility.

  66. Iamanidiot
    August 3, 2018

    Mia Mottley,those scholarships you promise, lets call it what it is, nice words to the people of Dominica to not loose hope. But lets call it what it is, Barely 6 months in office and being able to secure that? that is a huge win for you. Behind closed doors, and the cameras off, you and your cabinet going to toast to that. Now I am in now way “Blaming” you, matter of fact good job. Dominica’s administration was not able to recognize the benefits of Ross so you took it from that and basically that’s life. It is actually OUR fault we are loosing Ross, cause if Dominica was so amazing and beneficial for them, they would be back. How many universities left St Marteen? or Puerto Rico? Stop blaming the hurricane. The entire world is prone to natural disasters, dont act like it’s Dominica alone.
    Ask yourself a question, Lets say you have a business in Dominica, and from the US you have to take a plane to Barbados THEN a plane to Dominica, Wouldn’t you just move to Barbados and save…

    • I am mine own
      August 3, 2018

      There have always been scholarships for Dominican students at Ross. In fact, I was told that tuition is actually free for Dominicans.

      • Iamanidiot
        August 4, 2018

        That;s not the point, the point is those 5, 10,15 scholarships is not enough to offset what we will suffer from the loss of Ross

  67. A_DAMassive
    August 3, 2018

    Continuing, while I agree with Anon’s take, I believe that Skerrit has a China plan to reopen the school. There is going to be students in that school very soon. De man is a shrewd politician, and he cannot afford to lose Possie people.

  68. Dominica Massive
    August 3, 2018

    Please don`t under rate my statement..Ross played a major part in our economy…As with everything else things change in a matter of time..When Hovensa left St.Croix many thought that all hope was lost.Today the Oil Refinery is on track again.We always look at the negative side and forget that there are other avenues.Yes it is a blow at this moment ,but we have to continue to pursue for other opportunities..Life has many ways to tap for greater heights.Lets be vigilant in our pursuits..Lets lobby on the behalf of Dominica ,Lets remain focus and do our utmost best to see Dominica grow..

  69. RossStudent1234
    August 3, 2018

    Ross was constantly telling the students they were planning on staying in Dominica. Also students who experienced St. kitts and Dominica, vastly preferred Dominica due to lower Crime rates and the nice Dominican people. Ross intended to stay in Dominica and invested in staying as well.

    I do not believe any Dominican People should feel that Ross “stabbed the Dominica” in the back. I do not know the exact reason why Ross chose to move to Barbados but I do know that it wasn’t Ross’s fault.

    The students were excited for St. mitts until they realized how good we had it in Dominica. (again: nice people, reasonable prices, good study environment).

    I hope that Dominica has something that can replace Ross soon because we all feel for the Dominicans.

  70. August 3, 2018

    It is sad that Ross had to leave Dominica after being part of the Dominican landscape for the past forty years. However like any business which has been disrupted several times for whatever reasons the principles must make sound business decisions for the business financial wellbeing.
    These decissions many times are sometimes conflicting with other business, national or personal responsibilities.
    For those blaming government it is so unfair. We all know that Barbados weather pattern are so different from Dominicas weather norms giving a business like Ross continuesd and uninterupted teaching opportunities .But then again we involve politics in every aspect of Dominican life.
    If there is a tsunami tomorrow it will be caused by government. It is sad sad sad.
    Comforting though, to know that out of every adverse situation comes a great opportunity and we should embrace that opportunity when it comes around.
    I still believe our best days are ahead of us.

  71. Lougawoo Mem
    August 3, 2018

    His lies been catching up but, his supporters are too blind to see and believe. When shall they learn?

    • Barbara Saunders
      August 3, 2018

      Lougawoo
      Name well deserved by you and your ilk.
      No, the question is when will you people learn that Dominica is bigger than Mr. Skerrit. When will you learn that no Dominican can truly call himself by that name and turn around and actively make a daily career of searching out dirt, rot, slime, true or false to pin on Dominica in a quest to bring down Skerrit and seize power.

      No true Dominican can wake up everyday crafting letters to donors and international organisations all aimed at stopping the flow of funds to assist ordinary Dominicans due to paranoia about Skerrit’s position as PM.

      No true Dominican can continuously create only negativity and hostility and expect to reap development and positive growth. Trust me, it is waiting round the corner to pounce back on you. That is what you people need to understand.

      Stop labelling people stupid who do not support your brand of ignorance and blindness. No sensible person can support this negativity ad infinitum.

      • RandyX
        August 4, 2018

        Nothing to do with negativity and you bloody well know it. Your are one of that red lot constantly trying to apologize for Skerrit incompetence and corruption and calling us negative. How much does he pay you for writing this political spin for him? Or do you really love YOUR PM?

  72. Filip
    August 3, 2018

    Skerite u need to go your damn malfeteh. .. boss we goin to fiX up boi… leave office whIle it early so we can jail u and the rest whilee it early… u failed our country boi… u damn incompetent leader wicked say ray garse

    • anonymous2
      August 3, 2018

      He would be on a plane out faster than you could blink your eyes.

  73. Lougawoo Mem
    August 3, 2018

    It was too painful to watch. Once again we know who outsmart who, just like the millions in contracts during and after elections while Barbadian friends boast about it. What shall it take to see that this Skerritt’s Labor party is a symbol of not only corruption, but greed, selfishness, nepotism, wickedness, misery and poverty on its people. Are we that blind to see what’s going on, or we’ve lost all our pride and dignity because of selfishness and greed? Those who feel it, know it. People of Portsmouth, you help perpetuate the corruption for too long and thought you’d never see that day when your sins would catch…
    The time has come for change. Are you ready to dump your incompetent parliamentarian rep? I hope so! You must admit that you contributed to your pains by not rejecting the corruption that blinded you for so long. It’s not to late now that the writing is on the wall.
    Lougawoo Mem in the Highland of Soutcity had been sounding the calls on Q and DNO. Here you go!!!

  74. Comfortable but worried dominican
    August 3, 2018

    To continue my previous post mr skerrit you need to fix this and fix this soon dont know what else can be brought in for 30% of our gdp but… but im telling you this is a huge problem … for the first time in my life not even directly after maria.. i felt this way… i am seein no hope and no future for my country as it stands of today…sad sad day in the history of The Commonwealth of Dominica .

    • nng1332
      August 3, 2018

      Passport sales? What else? I dont understand why there are so many ministers in the government and they cant come up with a basic coherent development policy for Dominica. I just want to scream/cry!

  75. August 3, 2018

    That’s the price we pay for our stupidity, it’s a painful way for Dominicans to realise how incompetent Skerrit is, that should be the last straw

  76. %
    August 3, 2018

    Skerrit abandoned level headed brilliant minds in Dominica and had instead bajan friends …Could they have a part to play in this? Skerrit to me is one who can be easily manipulated and undermined by bright people .
    Where The Wicked Rule The People MOURN
    This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party

    • Ibo France
      August 4, 2018

      %, I find you to be harsh at times but you speak the unvarnished truth. You hit far more than you miss with your brash comments. You truly speak truth to power. Most the comments that you have made critical of the PM and his Cabinet are undisputable. Many of the PM’s sheep-like supporters become insanely infuriated by your analytical assessment of local current affairs but still you strive. Remember this, the truth is an offence but not a sin. Truth has now become the new hate speech. Lastly this: Truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it; ignorance may deride it: malice may distort it; but there it is.

  77. Roy Williams
    August 3, 2018

    One of our problems is that the Prime Minister has to many visions. According to laborites, he is to visionary, lol. His political Advisor is a Bajan, his Economic Advisor is a Bajan. I wonder what role did they play in the moving of Ross University to Barbados.

    • Uncle
      August 3, 2018

      All I can say is that it looks like they played him like a fool. And he is supposd to be the wisest prime minister in the Caribbean.

  78. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    August 3, 2018

    “Wardell said that the Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) considers Dominica part of the family. ”

    Okay, but sympathy without help is no help at all. Roosevelt Skerrit is the cause of that! 

    If that was true, Ross would not have left, and went to St. Kitts; I agree that they had to do something to ensure that the students education continued until they repaired the damaged to the buildings by the hurricane; but whereas, they made no attempt to return, and went from St. Kitts in the North of the Eastern Caribbean, to Barbados in the South East, should be food for thought?

    They have more reasons than the aftermath of Maria which caused them to vacate Dominica. Roosevelt Politics is the reason! While he indulges in lies, and cheap political rhetoric  he neglects the country, ensuring his personal riches.

    The man is a stupid dictator, and the country now suffers because of his stupidity. Business do not remain in a backward country because they love the Prime Minister!

  79. Channel 1
    August 3, 2018

    Some of Roosevelt ‘advisors’ are from Barbados, Bajan contractors doing bridge, housing etc here. Ah boy Roosevelt, somebody just gave you a big slap in your face boy.

    By the way, I hope all you heard that it was around May 31st when contact was made with Barbados re: Ross relocating to their island. In just under 3 months, the government of Barbados was able to get Ross to relocate to their island.

    This joker Skerrit claims that it is because of Hurricane Maria and Erica that Adtalem relocated Ross to Barbados from Dominica. Now hear dis: Adtalem also operates American University of the Caribbean Medical School in St Maarten. St Maarten was severely ravaged by Hurricane Irma.

    Can somebody therefore please explain why Adtalem hasn’t permanently relocated AUC from St Maarten in like manner as they have done for Ross? After all, ‘Doctor’ Skerrit is using the ‘hurricane-hit-us-so-they-move’ excuse.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      August 3, 2018

      The answer to your question is not difficult!

      Dominica is not a developed island; clowns such as Roosevelt are proud to advertize Dominica as the ” Nature island of the world.” They believe by so doing it will attract business and tourist t the island.

      Nature island simply means Dominica is a primitive place. I am from Wesley, I tried to get a flight to Dominica to attend the  funeral of my mother, every connecting flight I got from Los Angeles to Dominica would get me to Dominica after my mother decade in her grave.

      When my father died, I had a better chance how ever it took my daughter and I more than eighteen hours getting to Dominica, after overflying Dominica from Puerto Rico to St. Lucia, and by the time we arrived in Dominica from St. Lucia, all of my daughters luggage was stolen between St. Lucia, and Dominica.

      Which foreign national want to deal with such crap, just to say they are going to Dominica, because of Roosevelt

      • Silver fox
        August 4, 2018

        Francisco, you are a scumbags and liar you could not afford the funeral and trip to Dominica!!!You just waiting on Linton to see if you could get a free ticket to Dominica,Old scumbag. :twisted:

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 4, 2018

        Well, I know my name is Francisco Telemaque, but a fox is a wild dog; you are a four footed dog!

        No one in the history of man are able to domesticate such an animal like you; you are nothing more than a pile of silver fox decaying feces!

        You smell like a compound of a combination of human, and dog feces! What do you know about me, talking about I could not afford passage, if you knew me I am sure you would on knees begging me for a handout! 

  80. Zandoli
    August 3, 2018

    Let’s face it, Barbados has a lot of advantages we do not possess. Weather pattern-wise, they are not as vulnerable to the ravages of hurricanes as we are. They have direct air access to the US. They have beautiful beaches that we can only dream of. There are restaurants on every corner.

    I am as patriotic as any other Dominican, but for business purposes you cannot fault them for making that decision. It really is a no brainer.

    • hmmmmmmmmmmmm
      August 3, 2018

      babrados had all these things over 30 years ago

    • Iamanidiot
      August 3, 2018

      I agree with you except on the weather pattern, Barbados floods very often.

    • anonymous2
      August 3, 2018

      Only one comment that I disagree with concerning hurricanes. The fact that DA has mountains deters hurricanes. That is why less hit DA than the flatter islands. Maria was on a path to bypass DA but with weather weaponization and the capability of controlling and manipulating the weather, they turned it around to head directly into DA regardless.

      • I am mine own
        August 3, 2018

        How exactly is weather “weaponized?”

        Who do you think weaponized Maria?

      • anonymous2
        August 4, 2018

        Weaponized in various ways through planes that can actually fly into the eye of a hurricane. They also use various chemicals which are sprayed by the planes and can make the weather change within 24 hrs. Can create snow or rain, can redirect weather patterns and hurricanes. Look at the streaks in the sky from the planes when they fly over. Now, they are mainly flying at night so they aren’t as obvious to watchers of the skies. There are youtube videos, watch them. Haarp, NOAA and NASA are 3 of the main controllers.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      August 3, 2018

      Zandoli, Barbados, is indeed a fully developed country, during the colonial day; Briton invested heavily in places such as Barbados, Trinidad, Jamaica and Bermuda; the reality the weather pattern in the Caribbean are basically the same, unfortunately in recent years we are sequentially hit by hurricanes.

      I do not believe there is anything scientific which proves that Dominica is more vulnerable  to hurricanes than any other place in the Caribbean; for that matter I can tell tell you the Eastern cost of the Unite States of America is as vulnerable as Dominica.

      Hurricane does as much damage to New York, places such as Atlantic City New Jersey, Texas, and Florida; I am not even mentioning the tornadoes which are more dangerous than hurricanes wiping out entire communities.

      Right this day the third day, of August, 2018 there is vast flooding in several states, which you have not heard about.

      In California fire have destroyed hundreds of homes, fire fighters died in the heat, a…

  81. Hurricane Skerrit
    August 3, 2018

    Hurricane Skerrit has done and is doing more damage to Dominica than Erika and Maria combined. The man has wrecked our beautiful country alah

    • Barbara Saunders
      August 3, 2018

      Yea Hurricane Skerrit
      I took a few months purge from this site to facilitate some cleansing but had to come back today.
      You just wait for hurricane “you know who” then you will see a different rating scale for hurricanes. Were it not for concern for my country I actually wish it would happen. Listened to American news lately? See what hurricane Trump has brought America to? You just wait!
      Do you people remember your comments here when Ross relocated temporarily after Maria? It was stuff like, let’s see what Skerrit going to do now. Skerrit is responsible for this if it were another government they would not have gone, etc. etc. You guys were full of glee and excitement because Ross going was another thing to blame on Skerrit.

      Guess what. Go to Portsmouth and see how many Skerrits owe the bank for apartments; see how many may have to close their supermarkets; see how many will lose jobs; see how many small businesses disappear, then enjoy your sleep! Sick people.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 3, 2018

        Barbara, you talking nonsense!

        If Dominica was making any progress under Roosevelt Skerrit for the past eighteen years, Palmolive Colgate, Gleeden Paint, Dragon Windows, the Shine company, the company which grew Coral, the tram company, Brisbane, and lots of others which came and left because of Roosevelt politics, and Dominica’s backwardness would not have left!

        You are still fighting and justifying that idiot Roosevelt Skerrit behavior which takes the country backwards by every corrupted move he makes.

        Barbara, the Chines government advised Roosevelt Skerrit, that the only way Dominica will begin to make some progress is when he build an international Airport in the country!

        Did he take that advise?

        Remember the Chines government had long given money to the UWP to be used in the International Airport they building, the that Roosevelt assisted in shutting down. It is Roosevelt stupidity which Ross University after forty years to pull out of the country!

        Blame him;…

      • Paul Rossnof
        August 4, 2018

        Red Babs, all this misery in Portsmouth is Skerrits fault. Having said that it serves them right for having voted for him for so long. So, now shut up and suffer in silence with your party colleagues! One day all you will see the light and come to your senses.

      • %
        August 4, 2018

        Whoever you are,it is impossible for the leader of UWP,Freedom or PPOD,to take over from this polluted DLP regime and fear worse than DLP ..Dominica cannot be plunged lower.Skerrit was not PrimeMinisteral material,and he will never be. He can’t speak,he can’t think,he is terribly insultive,etc,etc,etc . Thank God he is on his way out!!!!
        Where The Wicked Rule The People MOURN
        This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party.

  82. August 3, 2018

    That’s price we pay for our stupidity, painful way for Dominicans to realise how incompetent Skerrit is. I give up on Dominicans

    • Lougawoo Mem
      August 3, 2018

      True dat!! But his supporters can’t see.

  83. My Daily Bread
    August 3, 2018

    Boy that’s a slap in our face. Skerrit’s chief advisors are Bajans like Harly Henry and Peter Wickham. It seems like they are now taking everything from Dominica and take them to Barbados, just as they brought Gonsalves to say Dominica cannot afford an international airport and as soon as he left Dominica he took our international airport. But then again when we don’t hear, don’t see we must feel. Just go back to the 2014 election and one would realize that the DLP manifesto and T/shirts were printed in Barbados to the point that Hartley bragged of how the Barbados economy benefited from the Dominica election. But is so we like it

  84. A_DAMassive
    August 3, 2018

    Thank God it is not St. Lucia, else they would never return. Ross students prefer Dominica’s natural beauty and serenity. The naturalness, peace and tranquility of DA, will call the students back home. But before that happens, the people have to wake up and smell the coffee that Ross has been burning right there in front of their eyes and nose for a long time.

    The disrespect to the university’s administration. Here we have a minister, who everyday, passes right by the largest private employer in the country, and he does not go in there regularly, and thank Ross for what it is doing for the country? Nonsense!

    How the heck can any government make such a BooBoo?
    How the heck can any people allow any government to make such a BooBoo to so detrimentally affect their livelihood of so many people is beyond me!!!!

    Joseph de Maistre: wrote in 1811 “Every nation gets the government it deserves.”

    Thomas Jefferson: The government you elect is the government you deserve.

    • Anon
      August 3, 2018

      Respectfully disagree with the first paragraph; People don’t sign up to attend a medical school for the “natural beauty and serenity” of the locale. Most importantly, a multi-billion corporation isn’t going to put in the effort to “relocate” just for temporary means. It’s permanent.

      • A_DAMassive
        August 3, 2018

        While I agree with your analysis, I believe that Skeritt has a China plan to reopen the school. He too has apartments renting in the area. There is going to be students in that school very soon. De man is a shrewd politician.

    • Royer
      August 4, 2018

      Ross students don’t dictate where the campus will be. Students will go wherever Ross is- which will never be back in Dominica. The move off the island was boardroom fodder long before Maria, long before Erika.

  85. Sams
    August 3, 2018

    What that make it breaking news when the school is almost done

  86. Chakademus
    August 3, 2018

    Why do I feel like I’ve been stabbed in the back?

    • Barbara Saunders
      August 3, 2018

      Chakademus
      Because you are a Dominican. When others carrying the same nationality as yourself make a career of stabbing the country in its back, after a while the cover of collective protection gets blown and the pain of the constant backstabbing becomes personal sir.

      Didn’t you know that is how it works? Why should Ross stay here and try to build Dominica when Dominicans were jumping up and down telling them to go so that they could see what Skerrit would do?

      Have you ever thought of the situation we would be in after Maria and Erika if the international community had listened and taken in all the dirt that was dug up by Dominicans and aired daily in certain media for years?

      You know, I just have this feeling that something will give, one way or the other to allow Dominicans to see without a doubt “who is who?”

      • Ibo France
        August 4, 2018

        Barbara, reasoning and rationality is not your strongest suit. Dominica has stood still in time while others, all around her, have moved into modernity. The country hasn’t kept abreast with the changes that are required to retain and attract multi-million dollar business entities. People take out their frustration on governments throughout the Caribbean and the world. Do long established businesses just get and move as a result of the citizens airing their views in public? Your argument is so unconvincing and totally preposterous. You are trying to shield the gross incompetence of a regime that has long lost its usefulness. Only a shrewd, visionary and INCLUSIVE INCLUSIVE INCLUSIVE government will turn around the fortunes of this naturally blessed country.

      • Paul Rossnof
        August 5, 2018

        Who is who? In your case that’s very obvious. You are Skerrits chief apologist and one of those rotten labour mouthpieces. How does it feel selling ones country for a small piece of silver.

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