Buy Dominica Supercenter to remain closed for three months

Shoppers browse products at the Buy Dominica Supercenter when it was still operational

The Buy Dominica Supercenter, the one stop shop for buying products made in Dominica, will remain closed for at least three months due to the passage of Hurricane Maria.

The facility is located at the Roseau Market and President of the Dominica Manufacturing Association, Savarin McKenzie said DEXIA has requested the space for storage for at least the next three months.

“So we are hoping that after the three months period, DEXIA will vacate the space and make it available to us and by that time quite a number of manufacturers will be back in production and will be able to continue the process and the initiative of selling Dominican products,” he told Kairi FM news.

The Buy Dominica Supercenter first opened its doors on December 1st, 2015 on King George V Street but later relocated to the Roseau Market.

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18 Comments

  1. thethingswesay
    January 5, 2018

    McKenzie quite a number of manufacturers operate from their homes. Most of them have suffered roof loss, flooding etc. How will most of them recover in order to fill your shelves? Many cannot even take advantage of the loan facility that is supposed to be put at the AID bank for expansion and retrofitting. Many are already in debt just making ends meet.

  2. UKDominican
    January 5, 2018

    As a matter of interest are producing/growing for export right now in Dominica ?

    • thethingswesay
      January 5, 2018

      no. DCP closed, Brewery & Beverages closed, Essential Oils closed. most major manufacturers have closed. Our trade deficit this year will cripple our economy.

      • Eidolon
        January 6, 2018

        What economy? You haven’t noticed that we do not have an economy and trade deficit is the norm in this country.

  3. Paul Rossnof
    January 5, 2018

    Closed? There was me believing the minister for tourism and Colin Piper for once when they said Dominica is open for business. What a bunch of jokers this government and its officials is.

  4. January 4, 2018

    Dominicans have not learn anything from hurricane Maria, they are going about just like they use to , SAD but true it is bound to happen again this time skerro will be livening in Miami with all you guys money like pa pa dok from Haiti. wake up my people and take action, for the future of all Dominican.

    • Paul Rossnof
      January 5, 2018

      You got it in one!

  5. Dominican Passports
    January 4, 2018

    More gimmicks, everybody knows Dominica only produces passports :lol:

    • Anonymous
      January 4, 2018

      Perhaps mr.McKenzie can print them on his toilet paper as a novelty and add value to his product.

      • Dominican Passport
        January 4, 2018

        LoL that was a good one

  6. Mother
    January 4, 2018

    I remember them on King George V street. They were promoting a selling Coca Cola made in St. Lucia. Very odd.

    • Crapo
      January 4, 2018

      It is amazingly sad to observe that the mess created by Maria has not even taught us to be positive about initiatives taken by others to create employment and activity in our little Dominica. We too often focus on the negative and our entire society becomes driven by this nasty attitude. When will we learn? When?

      • Anonymous
        January 4, 2018

        I agree crapaud, it is very negative to promote a product that is not made here pretending it is our own. That is nasty.

      • Dominican Passport
        January 4, 2018

        How u cannot focus on negativity when is only negativity that around you nuh, every single sector in Da backwards wi garson sports, entertainment, agriculture, Education, transportation, everyting down

    • John
      January 4, 2018

      Back in the 1960’s there was a Coca-Cola bottling plant at canfield next to the Shell gas station and the ice factory.

    • thethingswesay
      January 5, 2018

      they were not promoting coca cola. they were promoting quenchi which is a local brand. In doing so they also sold coca cola which was also in demand.

      • Anonymous
        January 5, 2018

        Whatever you say but Coca Cola is not made in Dominica. The distributor taking liberty with their monopoly position.

      • Anonymous
        January 6, 2018

        That is a very lame, pathetic and nonsensical argument. Josephine Gabriel did not want to spend the money to upgrade their plant to allow Coca Cola production to stay local.

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