LIAT and Dominica officials hold talks

A LIAT flight in Dominica
A LIAT flight in Dominica

ROSEAU, Dominica, May 05 2016 – Dominica Government officials and a team from regional airline LIAT are meeting here Thursday.

The meeting comes in the wake of criticism by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit over what he called Dominica’s treatment by LIAT.

“Actually, we are meeting with the LIAT executives to continue to lobby for better access in and out of Dominica,” Tourism Minister Robert Tonge said.

Dominica, along with Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are the major shareholder governments of the airline.

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42 Comments

  1. May 7, 2016

    Expect them to turn up late and without luggage.

  2. joe hy
    May 6, 2016

    How do they hope to gain the confidence of the Dominican people when they cannot be honest on this one simple issue.

  3. joe hy
    May 6, 2016

    The opinion of some Dominicans on social media is their property and not the views of all Dominicans.Liat has bee getting away with it,s atrocious service to Dominica because too many dominicans treats this issue as a political problem ,which they believe they can use to hurl insults and abuse at leaders of the country.
    Liat has created the problem it is part of their policy to create air travel problems for dominica,so as to discourage people from visiting Dominica.the problem lies with their management and staff, they are responsible for resolving the problem.meeting with tourism official in Dominica is just a show trying to reate the impression that those tourism officials are part of the problem.
    When Dominicans will get to understand that this is a business problem and decide as a people we are going to confront liat,we shall not see an end to this acrimonious attitude by liat towards Dominicans.those people engaged in promoting this issue as a political problem,how do they…

  4. JUST A DOMINICAN
    May 5, 2016

    dominicans us eu all brains if he didn’t pay the 8 million to be come a share holder u couldn’t open his mouth about liat flight the money gave us a voice lets hope we c some changes without liat coming to dominica we dead so thank liat even though i no they r a bunch of crap and expensive

  5. Tacky
    May 5, 2016

    :lol: :lol: skerrit ducks out again ….. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  6. May 5, 2016

    Now that the P.M. Is angry with DA treatment at the hands of LIAT let hope for drastic change. I may have the faith of the Male papaya tree. Congratulations In advance.

  7. Shaka Zulu
    May 5, 2016

    The 8 million should have been spent on improving our tourist attractions making them more desierable to foreigners. More effort should be placed on getting at least three full flights of tourst a day. That would solve our liat problem. If we have trouble getting dominicans to Dominica how do we expect to get stay over and return tourist. The 8 million could get us at least 4 garbage trucks to clean Roseau. First time i hear share holders not wowrying about profitability. We need traffic. No bus driver going make money from possie to roseau carrying 2 passangers every trip.

    • forreal
      May 6, 2016

      I do not understand some of you all reasoning,the government just launch a construction program to rebuild Roseau starting with bridge, so how u came to that conclusion?and I am sure u are one of them that blasting the operation,boy I tell u,you all does just write for likes,so u all can feel that u all intelligent,intelligents my as..s

  8. Anthony P. Ismael
    May 5, 2016

    This meeting is another waste of time of Tax Payers money. It’s akin to being in a bad relationship and hoping that the offending party will change their behavior, when the only solution is to say thanks for the good memories and end it.
    The fact that this government in particular continues to pour money down into the sink hole near the river that is Melville Hall Airport is the 800 pound gorilla in the room. This wine and dine meeting will not change supply and demand in addition to the low number of stay over travelers who chose other destinations over us. If I were in their “Shoes” I would create every possible opportunity to sit in an air-conditioned room, talk nonsense all day, eat the finest foods and drink all that I can while accomplishing absolutely nothing.

  9. Pure Possie
    May 5, 2016

    What they should ask LIAT is, what they did with our $8 million dollars Skerrit gave them. But then again LIAT would tell them most of the money was put toward transporting Dominican voters residing in the DIASPORA to vote for the DLP in 2005, 2009, and 2014. So LIAT gave them value for their money and therefore they should all shut it up and allow Dominica to remain a mathematical calculation under Skerrit

  10. Roseau River
    May 5, 2016

    This meeting will be a waste of time if improved service in/out of Dominica is not accomplished. Waiting for some positive news….

  11. TRUTH TO POWER
    May 5, 2016

    Floridian Diaspora… You are not a true Dominican you are to negative. If you love your country so much, you must help to build it. Whether you are in Florida or Dominica the Country belong to all of us. Its people like you that bring the country down, find something positive to say you are 100% negative always. If you are in Florida you may not have been born there or if you have, you have roots in the Country you want to destroy. If you are right here pretending to be out there your negative words are falling on death ears. Grow up and learn to be positive. This is a bless country and God is in control and will make this country the best place to live. TAKE THAT A SMOKE IT…… :lol:

    • May 5, 2016

      So u want him/her to lie.U don’t like to hear the truth.U want him/her to butter it up.Nonsense

    • Floridian Diaspora
      May 5, 2016

      @ LIE TO THE WEAKNESS, you know all what I am. For your information I current hold dual citizenship. Trump won’t be deporting my behind like some of you hope. If you’re satisfied with Dominica’s current state then you are sick. We’re last in the Caribbean in everything. Tell me how are my words brining the country down more than Skeritt’s reckless actions??? Everything perishing under labor. I will continue to blast them for the whole world to know

      • silver fox
        May 6, 2016

        FLORIDIAN Diaspora, I know who you are, you have always been a nasty rat hole you said you are a US citizens now you are dual citizenship, you been writing all nasty things about Dominica do you know who laugh last laugh best good luck.

  12. jungle
    May 5, 2016

    Let LIAT die. Fix the Melville Hall airport using the $8 million wasted on LIAT each year. Let free enterprise rule how DOM is served by air.

  13. cameron
    May 5, 2016

    Dominica has nothing to offer to visitors,Skerrit TONGE AND Piper are three waste.Rosea smells,the sidewalks are disgusting,.

    • MIA
      May 5, 2016

      if you have nothing good to say about you country then say NOTHING…….

      • Jahchild
        May 5, 2016

        you can not sugar coat reality mia!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • cameron
        May 5, 2016

        Mia freedom of speech and i love my country and it has gone down the dirty drains,just as the entire country,Skerrit is sitting on millions and sit down and take a good look @our beloved country,Roseau people do not support Skerrit so he does nothing to enhance the city.Stop being ashamed to speak up.THE CAPITAL SMELLS AND ITS A TREU KNOWN FACT.sKERRIT I AN INCOMPETENT LEADER,BUT HIS DAY IS COMING IN DUE TIME,THE ALMIGHTY IS IN CONTROL.

    • all you fellers boy
      May 5, 2016

      WE have everything or the potential to provide it, but no clear vision or coherency among the players/powers that be.

    • MIA
      May 6, 2016

      Hey Cameron you and your words/posting on DNO should be representing you country, if you want Roseau to develop then start doing better posting because DNO is world wide and we are not the only ones reading it.

      We (must) realize that our future lies chiefly in our own hands.

      -Paul Robeson

    • @cameron
      May 6, 2016

      Were would you like to go? Afghanistan? Syria? Medillen, Columbia? Take your pic…they have lots more excitement to offer, more than Dominica….take your pic..

    • May 7, 2016

      I was born in London. From when I was born I herd the noise of cars and breathed fumes. If you think Dominica has nothing to offer then you should leave and experience what it’s like living in a city, holding down 3 jobs and traveling through fumes everyday. Let’s see how long you hold out before you beg to come back.

  14. Floridian Diaspora
    May 5, 2016

    Liat should cancel all flights to Dominica permanently. Unlike the other Caribbean islands, Skeritt’s paradise is a shame to visit. It literally stinks because of misplaced sewage, there’s nothing to do, the majority of his supporters are starving, ulcerated stomachs, no work, no night life, poor day life, expensive unaffordable shop items, ugly unattractive rusty galvanize airport, three hours passing before a single plane land there, dead economy, NEP, RED clinic, victimization, demonization, dictatorship. God might not even waste his time and burn Dominica in hell after judgement day. It would simply be waste of his time. Time for an international airport and rebuild the country you waste of time ever backward thinking politicians.

    • Mi
      May 5, 2016

      Take a chill pill my brother

    • john wallace
      May 5, 2016

      Floridian Diaspora you are so correct with your comments on this article and previous articles.

    • Wish I Was There
      May 5, 2016

      Sometimes your comments are relevent. This time it is pure hatred and out of order. Your hatred for Skeritt will cause your demise.
      DA has it problems and I’m no supporter of what’s happening. My advice to you is to read the Bible and ask for forgiveness

    • hehe
      May 5, 2016

      I hope when Trump wins your backside will not end up in DOminica. ALlu just pure disgusting set of people. instead allu lift d country allu crying down d d*** country. s man!

      • Floridian Diaspora
        May 5, 2016

        The country deserves to be cried down. There’s nothing to feel uplifting about. Skeritt has failed Dominica bigtime. NEP is not the way to go. If it wasn’t for Courts and Astaphans a lot of Dominicans would not even have a television and a washing machine. Yet here you are like an internet troll trying to defend this.

      • Crab and Manicou Hunter
        May 5, 2016

        You better pray that don’t happen, because the country will be done. Without our remittances and barrels, where would the economy be? Who can afford those abusive prices in Dominica? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

      • May 5, 2016

        So Trump will send back people with their green card? You need to get where Trump is coming from.

      • @hehe
        May 6, 2016

        I agree. Ha boy…good point…Trump may win..and that jacabat have no face. He coming after all you foreign Dominicans in the US who constantly bad talk Dominica. Is here in Dominica all of all you will end up. We will come Melville to welcome all with open arms….So continue on your all bad talking charade of the country you were born in. Ha Ha!!.

    • smh
      May 5, 2016

      Dominica not smelling more than NYC and some of the largest cities.

      • all you fellers boy
        May 6, 2016

        or even parts of st lucia.

    • lightbulb
      May 5, 2016

      You talking like America doesnt have its share of problems.

    • Tecalist
      May 5, 2016

      I smell frustration

    • @floridian Diaspora
      May 6, 2016

      Mama…you hate your country so much? Alas..what a pity….time will tell when the US decide they doe want people like all you there anymore….or better yet…Florida and it sink hole and tornado problems may drive you out…hope you not living on top a sink hole…so continue hating papa!!….

  15. all you fellers boy
    May 5, 2016

    Best of Luck. Also we want cheaper rates. Why should it cost me more to go to St. Lucia than to go to Barbados or Trinidad?

  16. May 5, 2016

    Well, here is a good thing that we can finally report on the actions of our dear Supreme Leader. The Honourable Doctor Roosevelt Skerrit’s admonition to LIAT is actually bearing fruit. This meeting is in fact a very good start in getting LIAT to take Dominica and Dominican travelers seriously. Congrats Mr. Supreme Leader, you have scored a point in my good book.

    • When will these blind worshippers learn?
      May 5, 2016

      Ridiculous. Ever wondered why we are this point in the 1st place? Should we thank your Supreme leader too for the reduction in flights to/from DA by Liat in recent times? BTW, has the airport received full certification yet since Erika?

  17. MIA
    May 5, 2016

    Hope this meeting will be productive and beneficial for all parties involve and it meet the objectives.

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