PM not worried over influx of Chinese immigrants

passportA Chinese newspaper has quoted Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, say he is not worried over an influx of Chinese immigrants to Dominica.

The Prime Minister is in China to promote the country’s citizen by investment program and to meet with potential investors.

The Chinese language ‘First Financial Daily’ quoted the Prime Minister saying that there are two ways to becoming a Dominican citizen.

Interested parties can immigrate to Dominica by either submitting an application directly to the government or by obtaining citizenship with a minimum investment of $200,000.

Skerrit told the newspaper that the program presents a good opportunity for Chinese investors, is transparent and is recognised globally.

According to the newspaper, observers point out that Dominica’s small population of 71,000 is less than that of the average Chinese small town and once an investment pitch is successfully made, an ensuing influx of Chinese Immigrants could cause tension and even anger among locals who could see there social benefits eroded.

“We are not at all worried,” the Prime Minister was quoted as saying.

The First Financial Daily went on to say Skerrit explained that Dominicans see themselves “global citizens” and the goal of the investment program is to increase visitors and immigrants to Dominica’s shores.

The newspaper said Dominica places few restrictions on new immigrants. Successful applicants only need to present an International IDs such as a passport and there are no restrictions on assets or residency.

Skerrit also said that there is no property tax and no attempts to control investor earnings. Applicants are not required to be able to speak or write English, according to the Financial Daily.

According to the Financial Daily, “The citizenship by investment program is managed by the investment and housing departments and there are aspects especially attractive to potential investors. The first involves 200 houses built on scenic locations on the island and the second involves the construction of 125 houses somewhere in the mountains. Skerrit also stated that the government was also interested in offering 4-5 other options. The Government of Dominica is presently conducting negotiations with a migration company to explore possibilities.”

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143 Comments

  1. Truth be Told
    April 7, 2015

    Dominicans see themselves “global citizens” but the Chinese always see themselves as Chinese, setting up their exclusive little towns, villages and enclaves wherever they go, maintained by there secret societies!

  2. The Facts
    April 6, 2015

    Yes, investment is a big undertaking which also provides employment. I suppose the reaction depends on one’s mentality and which Party they support. This is too observant.
    There are times to read between the lines. Even though citizenship for investment and vice versa is offered at a cost, I doubt that every Chinese investor will apply. Furthermore, many investors do not reside in the same country where they invest. Consider, in this technological age, some people work from home and monitor their business from home or in another office and from overseas. They occasionally visit.
    This is why I feel the PM said he is not worried about the influx of Chinese immigrants.
    The government should imbed in prospective investors that the offer is also meant for the employment of locals.
    Dominica, being a small country, it is unable to accommodate an abnormal influx of immigrants. The PM and his advisers are able to word this in their professional and discreet manner.

  3. Gary
    April 6, 2015

    Why don’t you check you nonsensical method of thinking.

  4. AG
    April 6, 2015

    Linton Save us Please

    • Francisco Telemaque
      April 7, 2015

      You know; no single politician can save Dominica, from the long corrupt tentacles of (Me Almost Nearly Cousin) Roosevelt Skerrit you know.

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

      In unison people can accomplish a lot; Be it Lennox or any other politician, unless the people of the country, collectively wish to rid themselves of someone who is unable to take the country forward, the honest and endeavoring politicians are limited and powerless to resolve any situation.

      It is just a little over four months since Skerrit won the election with a majority, now they are complaining because they are hurting. But what happened to their pain lasts election day?

      I suppose they were too busy collecting bribes in money, and food only to be fed for one day, and forgot their pain would soon return. This is it; those who went home to vote, they are back living on welfare, whereas, we do not have a welfare system in Dominica. Their families are in pain with no way out, that is good for…

  5. REVOLUTIONARY WAR
    April 6, 2015

    :?: If there was not a reason to rise against skerrit and his thug illegal government,now is the time!My plan is to leave the island because of the level of ignorance of the populace and how naive they are,but i’ll take more pleasure in staying to be part of the revolutionary war and downfall of skerrit,i wanna be at the frontline.PEOPLE JOIN ME AND BE READY :?:

  6. joking
    April 6, 2015

    R.I.P Dominica
    was once a paradise
    since a population of fools have surpassed those with common sense …..such will be the outcome
    fools have place shame and dishonor to you Dominica
    Rest In Peace

  7. Joy
    April 6, 2015

    Go ahead Skerrit Dominica belongs to your step father and grandmother. Diaspora who voted this guy back in where are you? When the U.S kits you out I hope you will have a home to go back to.

  8. Ivory...
    April 6, 2015

    Let me run outside tomorrow morning to get my Dr. Dre Beats head phone because those whang pang choo in Roseau is already annoying, they want to bring another batch? we dead. nous fini bat…no wonder Skeritt want to fix Roseau tomorrow and me believing it was for us Dominicans but instead for ching chung…yes yes yes is now we will see debri in stores..Astaphans and Daddy Nasieff alas…

    But the saying goes like this…When the Lion is not on the mountain the monkey thinks it is King lets see for how long…

  9. Paul
    April 5, 2015

    The Chinese have bought the Panama Canal and are now going to build another canal in Nicaragua . I find it interesting that the Chinese are in Africa and now in the Caribbean. My question is will china fleece the world for it’s well being as was done by Europe? China needs to feed over a billion people. I hope the people of Dominica will think about this.

  10. April 5, 2015

    Changes will never take place in the caribean we still think like peasant farmers, limited in scope we are not big thinkers.

  11. jojo
    April 4, 2015

    I’m so happy that all my friend and family back home voted for skerrit and the Labour party.now they should all be happy and I don’t have to worry about sending them any thing. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: .sakway sort

  12. Deja vu all over
    April 4, 2015

    PJ for sainthood lol! thanks to MedardLMAO

  13. procsatnation
    April 4, 2015

    dont worry ………just wash your feet and come

  14. Is so........
    April 4, 2015

    Dominicans just stand there and look, while the country is being sold, left, right and centre.

    15 acres of our Land in the designated Cabrits National Park, which our kalinago and Black Freedom fighters fought for, against the colonial masters, and land that belongs to the present and next generation, was taken, just like that, by Skerritt and his DLP Gov’t, in our faces.

    Worst yet they gave our Land to a foreign concern. Worst again, Skeritt and his Cabal giving the foreigner our passport to sell, to raise $$$$$$$ to build his hotel Citizen-by-investment? coming without money? Dominicans losing big time!!! Hotel not ours, even though he selling our passports.

    Passport sales. Millions made. A few get rich. Scene 1: Dominica have no Layou River Hotel. Scene 2: The same Madness all over again. Whose fools are we? Fooled again and again and again. Dominica sold, thanks to Skerritt. what was your price?????

  15. chowmien
    April 4, 2015

    It does not take 70,000 Chinese to outperform, outmanoeuvre and marginalise Dominicans. Just take a look at the business sector in Roseau for example in a couple of years a few dozen Chinese complete overrun and chase the local business people away. So all things being equal, it will only take about 5000 Chinese to displace Dominicans in the entire country.
    The most important thing about this latest alert was that it took the Chinese clients themselves to remind Skeritt and foolish Dominicans by extension of the calamity they are jumping into.
    40 and 50 years ago Dominica was proud to develop their own land. But now they feel proud to seat back and allow foreigners to come in and do it for them. Sadly their is a catch, they outsiders will come in seize the place and make Dominican 3rd class in their own lands. Then and only then they will hold their heads and cry:”if they knew better” But it will be too late since once a person is a citizen, you can’t send them back.

  16. Willie
    April 4, 2015

    Skerriit should remember that Dominicans who owned and were building houses in the mountains in the
    Pond Case area were stopped! Let him come with that nonsense about houses in the mountains and he
    Will find out what we are made of!

  17. The Facts
    April 3, 2015

    The PM is seeking investment and jobs for Dominica. Those of you negative people who criticize the government are obviously pro-UWP. Your reaction and negative comments are not surprising. Nothing better is to be expected from you.
    Your comments do not benefit D/cans and not even yourselves. You are showing yourselves to be what you are, not operating in the interest of Dominica and other nationals.
    I do not think you care about D/ca’s enhancement and that the unemployed are in dire need of jobs. You simply keep putting your fingers to the keyboard and stating whatever comes to mind which is of no consequence and do not help D/ca’s situation.
    If everything fails, you can blame yourselves for it. It appears this is what you want so that you can laugh as fools – April Fools. You are so pathetic.

  18. faceless
    April 3, 2015

    Very irresponsible statements by Pm.
    Its sad to even think.of being a Dominican, with a PM like this.
    Very embarrassing to say the least.
    Never.mentioned the selling of Dominica to Chinese but.niw he selling black.is white.
    Its a waste of energy to talk bout such madness.
    Dominicans stand no chance to hear china or elsewhere day they welcomed influx.of Dominican.
    Every Dominican overseas got to struggle to.make it, including those who came to vote.
    This passport for sale idea is madness.
    Now Dominican identity for sale. People with passports who doesn’t know where Da.is..

  19. simming
    April 3, 2015

    where are those DIASPORA?

  20. Debuchie
    April 3, 2015

    This is what those……. LABOURITES have done to our country.
    They have killed it!

  21. Steven Segal
    April 3, 2015

    Bring them self and let them Haters talk. Haitians coming and finding work to do. Chinese coming and finding work to do. Yet them lazy haters say they can;t find anything to do other than go on a radio and call Matt and Angelo to criticize the country,

  22. April 3, 2015

    Dominicans are genuinely worried about the future of there country. Only the PM can’t relate to this because his future is well secured.so sad.

  23. chicken gone ye
    April 3, 2015

    when will dominicans learn that this goverment and skerrit dont care one bit for us and our childrens future because all of them have secured their future already,as buju says “who can afford to run will run”but where we going on our little money that domlec and the rest gobble up as soon as we get it,alas fool me once and so it is fool me twice and im the fool,we have been fooled three times,fowl brain we have for true (sorry to say)

  24. whatsup
    April 3, 2015

    PM made sure his child is a US citizen. What does he care what happen to us in DA. When the Chinese take over he’ll be gone. Once the influx starts, it won’t take long for us to become the minority. The Chinese are a people who are very bold and ready to fight and view others with suspicion. Have you ever been to a Chinese store that offer a refund or credit. Sometimes they won’t even allow you to exchange an item. Every where around the world, they only employ their people. What shortsightedness on the part of the PM. Its outrageous that he would make such a statement. On the other hand, I’m prepared to give the benefit and say, maybe he was misinterpreted. (lost in translation). PM if indeed you made that statement, I hope you’ll take the time to analyze the implications and ensure the laws of Dominica are not compromised. While we want to welcome investors, we cannot sell our soul to the devil. US$200,00 and no emplymt creating strings attached to lift the economy is a…

  25. Steven Segal
    April 3, 2015

    He coming on Q95 boasting that he has American Passport and he doesn’t care what happens; If anything he will go to Philadelphia . Mouth alone this guy has. He cannot go anywhere in the US. Ask him when last he was in the US?! Ask him what happened to him NY because of the wickedness he did to people when he was a cop. Now he on radio bashing people and tearing down the country(Dominica) as the worst in the world. Man it’s a shame to hear those guys. A whole bunch both in DA and in the US. They have nothing AT ALL to offer but mere(negative) criticism. Imagine today they have changed Dominica’s name to “MANICOO” Island. Yet they are the ones talking about LOVE and RESPECT. How can those guys be so disrespectful calling the native of the land MANICOOS?! What they should realize they are of no different since they live there too. They want to destroy Dominica for the hatred they have for ONE MAN THEY want to replace with a NOVICE. What has that man done to them, only the Almighty…

  26. rob
    April 3, 2015

    PM Skerrit, all I can tell you beware of the Chinese tea you drinking.. :) :-D

  27. VERY WORRIED
    April 3, 2015

    “The average Chinese small town and once an investment pitch is successfully made, an ensuing influx of Chinese Immigrants could cause tension and even anger among locals who could see there social benefits eroded.”
    This question by the Chinese has me very worried especially when I think of this statement made by Mr Skerrit at Wesley: “If you choose not to go out and vote then you are indirectly voting for Lennox Linton to become the prime minister of Dominica. I say tonight that the blood of Dominica would be on your hands, all those who triggered the demise of this beautiful country of ours.” Dominica News Online – Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 9:40 AM.
    Folks, please compare the social benefits erosion made by the Chinese, with the last part of Skerrit’s speech in Wesley, on Tuesday 11,2014, when the PM spoke of “Blood of Dominica,” and tell me if you don’t see trouble. As small as we are, we will not allow our social values to be hijacked by Chinese or any one.

  28. Unknown
    April 3, 2015

    By the time Skerrit is done in office, our people will be the minority in Dominica. A Chinese born Dominican will run for Primeminister and all the Chinese who will then be the majority will vote their fellow man into power. We are giving Dominica away to the Chinese on a Diamond Platter. This is not about politics, labour or UWP. Skerrit must go now before it’s too late. I don’t care if Labour stays in power, that leader just need to go.

  29. Thorbjørn Jagland
    April 3, 2015

    30 years from today, Daddy Daddy why is it the chinese own all of our country and our people working like slaves for them?
    Son, it is because of one prime minister by the name of Roosevelt Skerrit from vielle case, gave birth to his son in AMERICA, and decided to sell of all our passports and assets to chinese so he can get rich for himself then abandon our island to live a lavish lifestyle in America,
    Daddy Daddy why didn’t Dominicans take a stand, because they sell there soul for dollars during election time. :cry:

  30. Manicoo mentality
    April 3, 2015

    Skerrit can RUN from us but can’t hide. The man runs from us and will not call a press conference where we could question him, but he runs to China and calls a press conference, not knowing that the Chinese press will not allow him to hide behind people’s skirt. here is a question from the Chinese press: “According to the newspaper, observers point out that Dominica’s small population of 71,000 is less than that of the average Chinese small town and once an investment pitch is successfully made, an ensuing influx of Chinese Immigrants could cause tension and even anger among locals who could see there social benefits eroded.”
    Skerrit really thought he could get through with his foolishness. Even Chinese confirmed that an influx of Chinese could see our social benefits erode. Fellow Dominicans, warn all you prime Minister. I live in the US, but very worried about the future of Dominica which is in the wrong hands at this time.

  31. Dun Cyan
    April 3, 2015

    Bring the Bacon :mrgreen:

  32. LANGLU
    April 3, 2015

    to all the Dominicans at home and diaspora voters who supported that madness, woe be unto you and allu family. because the writing was on the wall and your greed get the best of allu… Chinese takeover, Tibet in remembrance.. GOOD LUCK IDIOTS.

  33. Christabel Frazier
    April 3, 2015

    Well!!! Well!!! Is now I see margeee! Hahahahahaha With the
    Combination of Malaysia (sex slavery) and the communist
    (China) I think Dominica will be the leading fool in the
    Caribbean. Thanks to all of those who no longer live
    In Dominica and was paid to vote. I hope all you enjoying
    the wonderful news that your PM has just delivered. I hope
    This will be a lesson for the next election. To those who
    Live in Dominica and votes for this mess, Enjoy your “labor ka
    Twavay” Skerit and his family will sewo in China, Malaysia,
    America, but not in Dominica!!!

  34. Manicoo on a tree
    April 3, 2015

    Where will Skerrit put them? I guess he will just throw them in Portsmouth let them live with the crab catchers and the rest. Upon arriving, I can see demanding that Skerrit builds a massive fence from Point Round to one mile in the north east and north of possie all the way to Tatan. Then they should demand that this part of the country be re-named to “Chinese Crab”, then demand to have their own government. I can see that happening. But then again not too many of them might come because Chinese like to have proper health care and Dominica does not even have a proper health center let alone hospital. They will not want to be flown to Guada or Martinique and China will be too far. So die for die they might just prefer to stay in China and let Dominicans stay in the hell they allowed Skerrit to build for them Dominica. Even those Manicoos will be stock in hell with them.

  35. Francisco Telemaque
    April 3, 2015

    “Interested parties can immigrate to Dominica by either submitting an application directly to the government”(Roosevelt Skerrit).

    Let me expose how confounded is the mind of this so called prime minister: When you invite people to immigrate to any country, the host country must have something for the immigrants to get involve into in order for them to support themselves.

    Secondly, if a China man/woman has two hundred thousand dollars to give to Skerrit to become an investor in Dominica, he had better make sure they are going into manufacturing, and exporting of whatever they invest into; since less than thirty thousand people cannot sustain any large or small manufacturing industry in Dominica, that is why the Chines who manufactured Dragon Windows in Dominica left and went to Barbados; I am sure they did not go to Barbados based on any economic citizenship!

    The United State imports farm workers for a season; when the season is over the migrants are returned to their…

    • Francisco Telemaque
      April 3, 2015

      The United State imports farm workers for a season; when the season is over the migrants are returned to their respective countries. Assuming Skerrit’s invitation cause a hundred thousand Chines to immigrate to Dominica, what will they do for employment? Shall they go to the Red Clinic to daddy, god Skerrit, for a hand out to survive.

      If Skerrit had any commonsense, and knows how invitation migration works, that man would not have made himself such a fool by making such stupid offer. In the 1950’s when the United Kingdom opened its doors to West Indian migration, there were more jobs available in England than the working population!

      So, as many people who went to England, they found employers standing on the landing ducks with job offers, from farming to white color jobs. After a period of time the British closed the door to random immigration, because jobs became difficult to find to this very day; hence they became selective to whom they issue visas; and the applicant had…

      • Francisco Telemaque
        April 3, 2015

        Hence, they became selective to whom they issue visas; and the applicant had to have a purpose for going to England other than for gainful employment. Any body wishing to immigrate to the United States, must have a very close relative here to sponsor them; and mind you a brother can sponsor his siblings, as well as parents can sponsor children.

        One cannot sponsor their cousin, nor a friend! There is another way to get here, and I am not talking about entering on a visitors visa and overstay, by so doing one becomes an illegal immigrant; nevertheless, there is a lottery one can enter, and luck my help, but I guaranty, to be selected that lucky person will not be an illiterate can’t read person, surely that person will have, either a skill wanted here, or someone educated enough that can be trained to do something technical.

        I know one such person from Dominica who got here , through the lottery, nevertheless, the person is a medical doctor by profession. So, when Skerrit make…

      • Francisco Telemaque
        April 3, 2015

        This should be the conclusion:

        I know one such person from Dominica who got here , through the lottery, nevertheless, the person is a medical doctor by profession. So, when Skerrit make that foolish gesture, he must be dreaming, If fifty thousand Chines head to Dominica right now that might be good, because they would become the majority, and have the commonsense to vote Skerrit and his cabal out of power, and make Skerrit a slave!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

      • Gary
        April 6, 2015

        Why do you write such nonsense, it so pathetic. Why are you comparing The Economic citizen program offered by The Government with migrant farm workers brought in to work in The US. The Economic Citizen program is not an invitation for migrant workers.Why don’t you ask your self why the US has such program for migrant farm workers.

        Your view of the of West Indian migration to the UK in The 1950s is such a fallacy and only helps to demonstrate how little you understand.

  36. Tampa
    April 2, 2015

    Mr. Skerrit must talk for himself and not for all Dominicans. Did the Dominican public tell him that there is nothing to be concerned about? Has there been any discussion on the social and cultural implications of large numbers of migrants settling in Dominica? We have experienced the tensions between Chinese business and Dominican shoppers and it clearly shows that cultural differences can create tensions.
    The language barrier is and will continue to create problems, yet the PM says that these new migrants do not have to be able to communicate in or understand English.
    And what exactly he means when he says houses will be constructed “somewhere in the mountains”? Is he just making this up as he goes along? And what about our protected areas in the mountains?
    And why is it that all this talk is being heard in China and never any prior discussion with the people of Dominica.
    Mr. Skerrit knows that he will be long gone when the problems from this policy start to seriously affect…

    • Francisco Telemaque
      April 5, 2015

      You know it is not my desire to respond to every comment, nevertheless, I like to read the comments of the other contributors, when I find something which makes sense, sometimes I am unable not to p respond. Skerrit may be a very conning person, but not altogether a smart person, as far as using any form of intelligence.

      Only a fool would make such stupid statement, regarding communication. If one lives in an environment, and cannot communicate with the with the people who revolve around them, they would be better off finding some space somewhere, and be the lone occupant.

      Otherwise Skerrit might be insinuating that Dominicans must learn Chines!

      I became a naturalized American citizen, however, before citizenship was granted to me the immigration and naturalization services gave me a test, in reading, and writing of the English language, and made sure I knew the Preamble of the United States, so for Skerrit, so if Skerrit’s mind was not inverted such nonsense he would…

      • Francisco Telemaque
        April 5, 2015

        “so for Skerrit, so if Skerrit’s mind was not inverted such nonsense he would…”

        That should read: If Skerrit’s mind was not operating in an inverted position, he would have not spoken the crap he spoke in regards to the capability of the Chines to communicate with the indigenous Dominicans, and by saying the indigenous Dominicans, I mean everyone who reside on the island prior to the arrival of the first Chines.

        I suspect, that soon that little god, and dictator, will rule that Dominican must learn Chines in order for us to communicate with them, rather than they learn English, or at patios to communicate with us. What a mess, what wrong with Skerrit?

  37. pfd
    April 2, 2015

    :?: Who is the # we he referring too…

  38. April 2, 2015

    The chinese cannot take over if the lazy people wake up and get smart they will have the chinese people working for them taking care of chicken farms.

    • Dominican abroad, UK
      April 6, 2015

      There is nothing wrong with the Chinese investing in Dominica, it is good for the Island But, there should be a limit to those migrating to the Island and they should be checked, for their criminal background, but what will happen is that ruthless gangs are going to smuggle poor migrant and criminals into the Island,, Our people need to stand up and demand better, demand to be informed as to what is happening on their Island, not just finding out about it in a news paper.. What are the benefits, of all those investors, the pros/cons, don’t sit back and wait for things to happen then cry about. They seriously need to wake up and stop sitting around on their lazy ass before it’s too late, they will be the ones working for the Chinese on chicken farms…

  39. Lang Mama
    April 2, 2015

    I heard that a Chinese news article mentioned about businesses setting up drive thru to sell Dominica passports like burgers and KFC. Side orders Haitian visa, Penez salad and termite fries. POOO poule smoothie. Lawyers can invest in those Fast Passport joints. Dun can invest. I’ll lik to invest myself. Ex priests can invest,first child mother can invest.

    • Mi Sort Dominique
      April 6, 2015

      Lawyers can go Russian Laison and close law firms

      • Mi Sort Dominique
        April 6, 2015

        Some are smarter
        1)They run tings in Gov’t.
        2) Head the Passport sales Sellout ur pick & have a dotish serve as those Governors of the pass in the Caribbean lol!
        Have Office in a key location in the world hence can get the best deal as head Niger agent.
        3) if one is already a multi -millionaire from 2004 -14 now having all these aforementioned advantages $200k times 2.67 by 1000 is heading out of Billionaire to Zilloniare.
        Such individual can comfortably run when all falls down. 30 yrs ago I never imagined such a little Phat would progress in that direction.

    • Gary
      April 6, 2015

      When someone like you say “I heard ” it says right of the bat you cannot be trusted to provide factual evidence and so gossip can be entertaining.

  40. April 2, 2015

    Skerrits altimate goal is to destroy Dominica and get rich while doing it, I

  41. I tell ya!!
    April 2, 2015

    WOW!!! WOW!!! and another WOW!!

  42. MIND BOGGLING
    April 2, 2015

    CHINESE are Historically known for Discriminating against People of Colour. SO WHY IN GOD’S NAME are Dominicans forced into a SITUATION where they will be Subjected to such treatment in their OWN COUNTRY? THOSE OF US THAT HAVE TO TRAVEL ABROAD TO SEEK A BETTER LIFE AND HAVE TO EXPERIENCE THIS INJUSTICE HAVE LITTLE OR NO CHOICE. BUT TO HAVE THIS IMPOSED ON US IS
    UNCONSCIONABLE!!
    SKERITT BY HIS OWN ADMISSION DOES NOT CARE ONE HOOT! WHEN THE SH$T HITS THE FAN, HE WILL BE LONG GONE!
    DOMINICANS RISE UP AND MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD! DO NOT SIT BY IDLY AND ALLOW THIS MAD MAN HAVE HIS WAY!

    • No BS in our Land
      April 6, 2015

      WE have to do better than rise up. We have to show the world and those political , legal passport agents opportunistic opposition also DA is not to be messed with.Let’s arrest them all for crimes against the state .if we are shipping them off or holding in prison( together.) We can ship them all and their Sio friends back east. The Cabal will receive what they deserve & created.
      So mind buggling lets do far better than rise. let’s take it to the absurd.

    • Gary
      April 6, 2015

      Why would someone like you make such a statement saying quote “CHINESE are Historically known for Discriminating against People of Colour.” such a statement is based on ignorance. Your comment does very little in advocating for the change you want for your Country.

      • Francisco Telemaque
        April 8, 2015

        Shut up Gary, the person is correct, the Orientals on a whole, and that includes Chines are extremely prejudice people, they believe they are white, as such they discriminate against Black people!

        Right here in America, you are not lucky enough to get a job in a China man business, they are very selfish people; that is one of the reason why there was a conflict between someone in Dominica, and a China man who would not let him into a drive way, simply because the China man was employed building some bit of road.

        They so not respect black people: I am was entering the free way, the said give way to traffic on your right, China woman was entering the same time moment, was to her right, that (ting) almost ran me over rather than yielding the go ahead to me. Know what you are talking about before you get involved! Most Japanese are the same way, they blame Black people for everything that is wrong with America

      • Francisco Telemaque
        April 8, 2015

        “Why would someone like you make such a statement saying quote “CHINESE are Historically known for Discriminating against People of Colour.”(Gary).

        Gary, if the Chines were not prejudice, against Black people, why is that the erased every trace of Black people in ancient China?

        If you go to Cambodia, and other neighboring countries to China, traces of Black People are present, but the Chines ensured that nothing which represents Black people remained noticeable in China.

        I know it s no point of informing people like you; since I (doh know much you know), but you would be surprised!

        Get this all of human life can be traced to the continent of Africa, among the Bushman’s of Namibia, there are more Black Chines looking people there than any other place on earth. I do not have the time to Educate you!

    • joking
      April 6, 2015

      not dominicans nah..best u say labourites

  43. Pedro
    April 2, 2015

    The demised of agriculture is directly related to the recruitment of Chinese immigrants. Unproductive farm lands will be sold to the Chinese and Dominicans will no longer control the land.

    • Gary
      April 6, 2015

      Do you know how silly you sound with such a belief, wow. What a ludicrous belief.

  44. Titiwi
    April 2, 2015

    Why are they talking about 325 new house? Let them first sell the properties that are for sale with banks, lawyers and all and that are clogging the market. But may Skerrit and co have already hatched a plan, perhaps with the new Min. of tourism company for property development to be sold off-plan, generating even more income for themselves? If so, hey must already have targeted land for this, where is it? Maybe it is all a state secret only to be revealed to Chinese investors, none of OUR business?

  45. truth
    April 2, 2015

    This is the M O U secret.

  46. Titiwi
    April 2, 2015

    The only benefit I can see is that we finally may get a decent Chinese restaurant.

    • foodie
      April 6, 2015

      The meats never change.
      Exortic dishes are what? Leave us with our broth. After all its fish we know we eating these funny meats I hear about lol! heaven help us.

    • foodie
      April 6, 2015

      Titiwe! You nuts man! what about titiwi itself? Roseau we are told is full of Paros more than stray dogs and men. Stray dogs have declined on the streets moved to parliament and restaurants.

      Talk about decentChinese restaurants we want D/can to serve Titiwi & crayfish no strange meats.

  47. April 2, 2015

    dominicans need to meet skiritt at the airport on arrival cause this like when pj wanted to sell out dominica for freeport . so the people need to rise up aganist that get rid skritt out of there.

  48. DEAL or NO DEAL
    April 2, 2015

    You really don’t know how to please Dominicans!

    • Titiwi
      April 2, 2015

      Deal or no deal, I presume your comments are addressed to Roosevelt Skerrit?

    • THIRSTY FOOLS
      April 3, 2015

      how do you please us by bring Chinese, the little that are here do not make a substantial difference, they employ their own, they exploit the little Dominicans they employ, they export our money and do not contribute to enough to the inland revenue, they break our laws and cannot be charged, they segregate themselves,
      Chinese are like wood ants, because when the infestation is realized the damage is long done… so tell your god, skerrit to continue to destroy dominica.

    • The Facts
      April 3, 2015

      It is true. The saying: “Darned if I do. Darned if I don’t”. Some of them are not fair. They want jobs and expect the government to get jobs for them to keep them employed. What is the PM to do otherwise? The problem is some of them lack broad-mindedness. They e project their true color.

  49. Bull crap
    April 2, 2015

    Thats what allu voted for.. take what allu get..You all where warned about skerrit time and time again..who don’t hear will feel…The people you all paid to come down and vote, ask then to now send barrel.

  50. Massacre
    April 2, 2015

    DNO why are you not posting my comments?
    Thats y I stayed away from your blog long time ago.
    Everything I said about the P.M is true. wait till the chinese sensor your website .

  51. The Authorities
    April 2, 2015

    Fear not fellow Dominicans.
    The Chinese will soon learn of the Arawak curse, “You may capture Dominica but you will never conquer it”.

    The Chinese plan:
    China’s current population is 1,401,586,609
    Dominica’s current population is 72,181
    http://fortune.com/2015/03/27/carnival-royal-caribbean-china/
    With one of Royal Caribbean’s ships (Allure of the Seas) capability of carrying 6,296 passengers, even if every non-Chinese here were to vote, in just under 6 trips, with one of these ships, we would be in the minority. Being a democracy, we might have a say, but the Chinese will have their way.

    The impending inevitable Chinese majority here will mandate a new constitution. Since our Honourable PM Skerrit has said that they are are “not required to be able to speak or write English”, their majority will insist that we learn to speak and write Chinese.

    Fasten your seat belts, extinguish your cigarettes, the female scorpion decapitates its mate after sex.

    • BEB
      April 2, 2015

      Would they be spreading all these passengers all over these 21 constituencies ,what is ur intake on this?

    • The Facts
      April 3, 2015

      Does D/ca have a mandatory regulation that everyone who comes to D/ca must speak English? That is what he meant. Do not put meaning in his words where none exist.
      The government. accepted many Haitians who cannot speak English. They appear to be residing comfortably in D/ca even though they cannot speak English; some not properly. Their French Creole language is nowhere D/ca’s own and vice versa. So what is your problem and that of the other critics?

  52. anonymous2
    April 2, 2015

    Why would the PM be concerned. He has plenty of money now and he will leave. DA…..the new China.

  53. April 2, 2015

    Selling the soul of Dominica. What does it profit a man to sell his soul.Now DA sell out can you tell China anything?I am hearing No no no.The worst PM in Dominica history.

  54. REAL!!!!
    April 2, 2015

    Skerritt knows the influx of the Chinese would guarantee another win at the pole, This is all he is concerned about and he does not care what happens to Dominica and Dominicans as result of this influx.

    The Chinese are business people so they will build their businesses in the Roseau area and will live in the surrounding area. This would guarantee him winning back the seat he lost in the Roseau district.

    The Hunger to Stay in Power!!!!!!!

  55. Unky
    April 2, 2015

    Dominica Passport will be on sale on Amazon and eBay.

  56. shotterz
    April 2, 2015

    China is overpopulated and Dominica needs people, PM know what he talking about.

    • joking
      April 6, 2015

      lol u must be joking right ?

  57. Jane Doe
    April 2, 2015

    The State is obliged to cut out the middle-man now and sell passports directly, so that the State can pay Civil Servants back-pay.

  58. venezolano cabreao
    April 2, 2015

    pues dominica todo lo hace por dinero, china y Venezuela los tienen adelante con todo lo que les regala,dejen llegar a los chinos que eso les conviene .por que la situación esta muy difícil y ustedes no tienen playas para ir a broncearse solo ríos y monte y la gente prefiere irse donde ay playa discotecas hoteles a pasar vacaciones solo los viejos les gusta el monte y la naturaleza para ir de turistas pero no a la gente joven y ademas ay que hacer muchas paradas en islas para llegar asta allá,,tienen que aprovechar el ministro si esta buscando dineros obvio que no va a decir que no quiere chinos en dominica,por favor

    • JoJo
      April 6, 2015

      Venezuelan trouble maker, just so you know, young people get old too (….if they are lucky!) and we are not a colony of Venezuela either, thank you.

  59. Money money money
    April 2, 2015

    SALE SALE SALE !!!!
    Dominica passport on the Auction block
    Did I hear 200,000 E.C $$
    Going Once, going Twice ?
    SOLD to the Chinese man in the second row!!!

  60. heyyyyyyyyyy
    April 2, 2015

    thats what allu voted for wasnt it?! take it and shut up

  61. Dominican
    April 2, 2015

    A huge influx of Chinese immigrants who are likely to drive the locals out of jobs, potentially segregate themselves (living conditions) away from the general Dominican population is a recipe for disaster. In the blink of an eye, the regular Dominican will become a minority in his original country, and the current government will be pushed out of power by the united frustrated populous.

    • anonymous2
      April 3, 2015

      The bigger problem is that the Chinese will dominate the job situation and unless there are a lot of Dominicans that are willing to work harder for less (which I doubt), there will be very high unemployment and more theft and destruction. But look out, if the Chinese gain control, they won’t settle for any nonsense.

  62. April 2, 2015

    Dominicas skerrit must go .dominicans living in dominica are too poor to buy houses or land as they wish,chinese are coming in and buy with the prime ministers permission,chinese are doing gov’t work when there are so many dominican young men without a job…never forget what chubby the singer in the midnight groovers band and the others went through when j.b nassief tried to take geneva land in grand bay ,,the grand men were put in prison for one coconut ,,coconuts that were planted by our parents,,that is why at that time dominicans burn down nassiefs shops ,,skerrit must go ,remeber the chinese who were trying to escape from dominica years aback ,do not allow foreigners who are not married to dominicans to purchase and possess our land ,what will we give or live for our children in the future..

  63. Peter Potter
    April 2, 2015

    I am coming to the conclusion now that this man is not right in his head. How on earth can you make a statement like that?

    • Intransigent 1
      April 4, 2015

      Only now? I saw that yrs ago. And who is responsible? Even the former President should be part of the responsible in addition to those cross over DFPites. But the former President former chair of the law faculty UWI sat still when then brother committed his first robbery: the land transfer deal.
      Then the monster just grew. see where we ended up. In anticidence to a Chinese take over of an independent country of a once poor but proud people.

  64. NKRUMAH KWAME
    April 2, 2015

    MR. Skerrit,
    I read that your response to the question as to whether “…locals could see social benefits eroded”, was “We are not at all worried”. Indeed, sir I am one of those individuals who am AGAINST citizen by investment for the simple reasons that citizenship cannot be bought and Dominica is INCAPABLE of carrying out the required meticulous and vigorous screening necessary to avoid the miscreants who would attempt to find loopholes in the process since we do not have at our disposal the required resources both human and financial. On another standpoint, I hope you realize that the possibility exists for “non-born Dominicans” to overtake those born here if a cap is not placed on the number of “non-Dominicans” arriving in the country. Reason dictates that there must be a limit placed yearly on the numbers granted citizenship and indeed, the duration of the ENTIRE PROGRAMME. I hope you are listening, reading and taking note!
    HOTEP!

  65. george Fontaine
    April 2, 2015

    Why can’t we do like America with Green Cards and Citizens? A specified amount every year. It’s that simple, so you have control. BTW will born Dominicans have a right to live in the new housing schemes or is this a new Apartheid?

  66. Kapral
    April 2, 2015

    The police chief in 2020 will be “Fan chou Moon”…. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    Greetings Blessings… :wink:

    • Baba
      April 2, 2015

      If he likes braf, fig and codfish, titiwi accra, speaks creole and went to Social Center it wouldn’t be a problem.

    • PetProjects
      April 2, 2015

      :-P :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • anonymous2
      April 2, 2015

      If that comes to pass, there won’t be any paro’s out on the streets.

      • THIRSTY FOOLS
        April 3, 2015

        they would probably kill them and eat them.

    • The Facts
      April 3, 2015

      There are many D/cans, throughout the island who are not educated. Some did not attend elementary school; some were drop-outs and in other schools. Some are also on drugs. Too many are not able to contribute to the revenue of the country.
      Times change. You could suggest to them, seriously, they must be educated especially commencing with the youths so that, in time, they could obtain jobs, contribute to D/ca’s revenue and be fruitful citizens.
      Some of them are not serious-minded. They have poor work ethics, to mention a few.
      If all some do is criticize, what are they contributing to the island and its society? If some people, as you stated, could take over Dominica, whose fault would that be?

  67. Sad - truly sad
    April 2, 2015

    Dominicans use to protest for much less back in the days. Now – ppl are under a spell of stupidity while this man corrodes and destroy our country – The poor fools who voted labor who idd not see the writing in the sand are doomed. The ones who flew back home will look from a far and not even hear the cry of the children of Dominica. Skeritt has to go – the small opposition can only do so much. it is time for the masses to wake up and shut it down – shut down these maniacs before its too late – This is not a joke my people this is real. Skerrit is now desperate and it is apparent. he is a begging tyrant as Venezuela falls and he is on his knees begging the Chinese instead of coming back home and help build local economies . Skerrit wants quick money , thats what criminals do – instead he should jump start the industries in Dominica he destroyed. WAKE UP DOMINICANS THE WRATH IS UPON YOU – THE CHINES WILL BE THE MAJORITY AND YOU WILL BE NOTHING IN YOUR OWN LAND – IT IS ALREADY HAPPENING

    • Wow
      April 2, 2015

      Every Dominican should read the book ” The Bayou of Pigs” about operation Red Dog . Power hungry people will go to all lengths to get power and maintain power by all means. Educate thyself on Machiavellianism or the 48 Rules of Power by Robert Greene. Its a shame our people go day by day for rum and Sewo, while this dictator is selling them out for 30 pieces of silver.

  68. Duncekyat
    April 2, 2015

    It’s all part of the Chinese global strategic plan – economic and demographic conquest. With our tiny population, it wont be long for the Chinese to insert enough of their country men and resources on our island for them to influence our local and foreign policy making. Dominica is just Phase One of their island-hopping conquest. They specifically selected Dominica for Phase One of their conquest of the Islands because we are the most gullible and near sighted of all the West Indian people. Dominicans had better brush up on their Chinese language skills because, in the near future, it will be the official language of Dominica. As for Skerrit, he does not care because he has an anchor baby that he will use to claim U.S. citizenship when he’s done selling off our birthright for a few pieces of silver. Wake up my people, wake up!!

    • out of south city
      April 2, 2015

      I see this as recolonisation all over again. It seems like the Prime Minister is slowing selling Dominica away. When Chinese continue to come to our shores, our land will be taken away from us and they will be controlling the island. We need to wake up my people!

    • The Facts
      April 3, 2015

      What influence do you have in D/ca to combat that and encourage a turn around so that other D/cans who do not care and seriously so about their future become serious about it? This is their opportunity to make something worthwhile of themselves and to assist their country.

  69. TimTim
    April 2, 2015

    Good for Dominicans! I cya wait for the influx and for them to take over. GO Skerritt go! You give Dominicans just what they have been begging you for all these years. You looking after your legacy my man, you do right with this move you can reign into your 90s really easily and live an extraordinary life too. Bon!

    • AVLIM
      April 7, 2015

      He do right….BON!!

    • AVLIM
      April 7, 2015

      Hmmmm well well well……lets see how this one goes…Not too sure bout this one PM….But i can see it….we might Just NEED a few Chinese in Parliament. lmao. look kiks.

  70. derp
    April 2, 2015

    “the construction of 125 houses somewhere in the mountains” awa awa awa in the mountains to destroy the rivers so they dry up awa awa awa!

    • The Facts
      April 3, 2015

      Dominica still has a lot of uncultivated land. Many have not taken advantage of it. This is why D/ca is under-populated. Keep note. There is still room for some more.
      When people migrate to D/ca they observe the potential. Some of you in D/ca are too blind; some are laissez faire and still others are too busy criticizing the government that you (they) cannot see this and beyond. It takes strangers to notice this possibility and take advantage of the opportunity which you missed right in your own country.

    • Me
      April 4, 2015

      Hiving off another piece of our National Parks no doubt.

  71. cjb
    April 2, 2015

    In my opinion. For all those that was saying Chinese give us this and that you all though it was for free. My people it is time to pay the piper

  72. ArAb
    April 2, 2015

    $200,000 US or EC

  73. NacVibes
    April 2, 2015

    Where is our 1979 spirit, time for talking is done.

    • Intransigent 1
      April 4, 2015

      Ask the current President. saqway sort pais

  74. Mamizoo
    April 2, 2015

    This passport selling scheme to Chinese is not new at all. In fact the reason the Canadian government moved to impose visas for Dominica at the time they did was because of a sudden I nflux of Chinese who had entered Canada with Dominica Passports. This is a fact. So the Chinese with the means bought the passport and many of them used the passports to go to Canada.
    Is there a reason why this corrupt administration cannot give the people an account of the passport sellingprogram. The program today is no different -just a different skin on the snake.

    • The Facts
      April 3, 2015

      You should perform a research. Ensure what you state is correct. This was during the time James was PM.

    • Hey MEDARD !
      April 4, 2015

      MOU still undisclosed but disclosed lol!
      D/cans ,D/cans saqway sorts

  75. NacVibes
    April 2, 2015

    Time for Revolution!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Music Producer
      April 3, 2015

      The revolution was supposed to happen during elections – at the polls. Dominicans have no foresight.

  76. toyu
    April 2, 2015

    So isnt it glaringly apparent that Skerritt does not give a rat’s about us?????????? It isn t in his interest to creat sustainable jobs for our youth because then they will no longer be dependent on his handouts. We should rename our nickname to “The Tourist Isle” not “The Nature Isle”, when our agricultural sector is almost non-existent. When are we going to speak up for what is ours Dominicans? When it s too late? When our children and grandchildren will be second class citizens to the Chinese? Cause its coming you know!!!!! When there will be no more farmers to till our soil?? Because that is coming soon too!!!

    • Deja vu all over
      April 4, 2015

      Baby doc born again in DA

  77. Shaka zulu
    April 2, 2015

    This is Paramount to treason. We are being sold and divided up for Chinese. My brother teaching for 14 years and cannot afford to build a decent home on his own. All kinds of crap from banks and credit Unions. Chinese getting more benefits than locals. We have no balls in this country.
    Carlifonia is in worst drought and need water. Where is our delegates trying to sell to them. Coconut industry booming. Where are we in trying to gain market share. What a bloody shame.

  78. April 2, 2015

    Well I guess skerro has to compensate for the mass migration of Dominicans who are seeking better opportunities elsewhere so in order for him to stay in power until 2050 he would need Chinese to make up the population. :lol: But in truth and in fact Skerrit lacks vision instead he had gotten the diaspora to have come here and vote he should have engage these people in the investment opportunities available in d/ca and making the financial and economic environment favourable to establish and conduct businesses.

    • The Facts
      April 3, 2015

      Your brains are working overtime and uselessly. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted:

  79. justice
    April 2, 2015

    I am not happy with that comment PM. WHO is the WE that are not concerned?? I am not living in Dominica but when I visit I am unhappy of the amount of Chinese owned businesses in town while locals are shutting down their little boutiques. I am not saying they can’t own businesses but how come they are thriving and the local owned businesses are not? What special treatment are they receiving? Dominicans should not accept that at all. I may not be there but I care for my people who are their and the struggles they go through.

    • derp
      April 2, 2015

      well maybe cause the local dominicans (blacks) don’t cooperate you all climbing ontop of each other like crabs in a bucket, whereas the Asians are working together

      • DA/roots
        April 2, 2015

        Not necessary, to go there . The trauma , and horrors of the past , left deep deep scars ; recovery has since been going on . Presently ,Dominicans are in positions of power , hope it does not change.

      • The Facts
        April 3, 2015

        Even overseas they do not cooperate. They have not yet learned to cooperate. Much more could be stated about that.

    • megso
      April 2, 2015

      I do not know where you live- you say it is not in Dominica, but I am sure that if a native of the place you now live were to say ‘ I am unhappy with all the Dominican business here’ you would probably label that as racist. True ?
      Yes?
      No?
      Maybe?

    • Jay Jay
      April 3, 2015

      Mental slavery still thrives……..i too am upset with reading this and agree with Justice :-?
      Money talks….bullshit walks!!
      Forever enslaved….Lord have mercy on us Dcansin Dac & the diaspora :cry:

  80. PetProjects
    April 2, 2015

    Just sell sell sell the Country SKerrit. :-D
    By the we Dominicans what it back it will be to late..

  81. Natural Dominican
    April 2, 2015

    Well well well….Nice one Mr PM….who exactly is the ‘WE’ that are not worried because I am definitely worried.

  82. Zandoli
    April 2, 2015

    So this is the “investment” the prime minister said he was going to seek in China?

    What a laugh.

  83. well well well
    April 2, 2015

    well well well…. Dominica is like a two dollar whore on the streets of NY….you know what that’s too expensive…….Dominica is like Push-up, you know that parro who does any amount of push-ups for a 25 cents…… SMH

  84. Dave Bertrand
    April 2, 2015

    Wow. Commonwealth of Dominica on sale. Offers soon to expire. Buy Dominican and you are free to export the locals to anywhere you desire. Don’t miss this opportunity! That’s what we call Labaw Ka Twa Vi!

    • omg
      April 2, 2015

      What are you talking about??? dominican passport does not even have value. Where can you go these days with a dominican passport????

  85. Banking
    April 2, 2015

    So don’t worry my Dominican citizens , by the time you realize what hit you , me and my family will be safe and sound overseas enjoying the benefits of your stupidity.

    • omg
      April 2, 2015

      Yes, say that again… The craziest part about it is the ones that came down to vote for labah cannot even help themselves overseas much less for helping their family back home.

  86. omg
    April 2, 2015

    LMAO….this is a joke right?????
    I mean April fools was yesterday right???

    Thank the good Lord I do not own a dominican passport. Then again, labah ka twavay…..

    Like I have always said, it is not the ignorant politicians that’s the problem in dominica. It is the ignorant fools putting them in power. I wish one of them would call me and ask for something, I really wish they would.

    • omg
      April 2, 2015

      funny how dno only approving what they want… That’s dominica for you.

    • The Facts
      April 3, 2015

      It would be interesting to see if there was another government, how he would handle this situation and obtaining more jobs.

  87. The voice of god?
    April 2, 2015

    Interested parties can immigrate to Dominica by either submitting an application directly to the government or by obtaining citizenship with a minimum investment of $200,000.

    Mr, Skerrit, I do not know if it was a mistake or intentionally done, but you left us with a few questions. Here they are: 1. you said two ways Chinese could immigrate to Dominica: (A). By submitting an application DIRECTLY to the GOVERNMENT (B) or by obtaining citizenship with a minimum investment of $200,000. 2. Sir, you forgot to tell us WHO to submit the minimum investment of $200,000 to. Are they to pay it to the government or some other agent? 3. Are we talking $US or $EC? Let’s be plain sir because that’s a difference of over $300 EC dollars, if you were referring to $US.

    • Intransigent1
      April 4, 2015

      this no criteria for entry this is bull and D/cans should match these suckers who are already here should be placed on rafts and returned to whence they sprang from.Let alone Skerrit Bull who ever told him Rosie /dad left Da to him teach this sucker a lesson now. it’s 14 yrs over due I blame the former real president not the short one who” acted” Napolean.

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