PM Skerrit heads high-level delegation to Asia

The Prime Minister will be discussing investment opportunities
The Prime Minister will be promoting investment opportunities

Prime Minister of Dominica the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit is heading a high-level delegation on a trip to Asia.

While in Asia the Prime Minister and his delegation will visit Malaysia and the People’s Republic of China.

Prime Minister Skerrit will address investors in Beijing and Shanghai to promote investment opportunities in Dominica and to discuss projects geared towards the economic development of the nation.

The delegation includes; Minister for Planning, Economic Development and Investment Honourable Dr. John Collin McIntyre; Secretary to the Cabinet Ambassador Steve Ferrol, Coordinator of the Citizenship by Investment Unit Ambassador Emmanuel Nanthan; President of the Dominica State College Dr. Donald Peters; and Chairman of the AID Bank Mr. Martin Charles.

Minister for Housing, Lands and Water Resource Management Honourable Reginald Austrie will act as Prime Minister while Prime Minister Skerrit is out of state.

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  1. fantastic4
    March 26, 2015

    Why doesn’t the Dominican media seek information from the Chinese Embassy here on this trip. Lets hear if they were instrumental in organizing the trip and arranging meetings. I say so because the last time the PM came back with promises about 300million and airport and other things including hospital from China – the Chinese Embassy completely and publicly disassociated itself from the pronouncements made by the PM that was a total slap in the face for the PM and a total embarrassment for all. So we would like to avoid such unpleasantness in the future. So media houses be proactive and please seek clarification from the resident Chines embassy please.

  2. some like it so
    March 26, 2015

    some people have so bad memory. right there in the Caribbean the rulers of HAITI had the same life style. the Haitian minister were going up and down to the south of france having their fun while the local people staved of everything.

  3. Les Sort
    March 26, 2015

    whose fools are we? Skerrit’s

  4. Dear Joe
    March 26, 2015

    Based on all his comments WE can now confirm that the blogger on DNO JOE Sort is a DUNCE Male CAT and HATE OF original hold them !!!!!!!!!!!

    March 26, 2015

    can somebody tell me why the state have to pay for martin to travel with the PM all that time .It is more than 30 times now . and that is the 5th time he and martin going to china maybe even more but five times for sure.

  6. Joy
    March 25, 2015

    What is Peters doing on this trip? Wow Skerrit is giviing his partner a trip pal. This is DA for you today under Roosevelt Skerrit. Diaspora where are you? Making $3.50 an hour on the night shift in New Jersey and Florida? No trips for you for sure.

  7. zamm
    March 25, 2015

    Ohhhhh Gosh more nonsense and foolishness in Dominica! Nothing will come out of this trip as has been the case inmost cases in the past . Just another big group of good friends going out to waste tax payers money and have a good time, shop for their friends and pals and so forth…….
    Its common practice that the PM and his boys go all over the place trying to get grants and to fool Dominicans into believing that they are working. Not one election promise delivered up to date…. There is a PM who thinks that he can run a country by going overseas to get grants and freeness ….
    No wonder after all these years Dominica has going in Reverse gear and so forth………………
    Oh gosh,,, all one can see is a set of Toyota that Skeritt likes . Toyota N, C< S D M and O , P Q….. Lots of Toyota ……………………………… Pm Bring back some Toyota 's from foriegn to work in Dominica , because its foreigners you like to give top Positions….
    Poooooooor Dominicans = High…

  8. Anthony Ismael
    March 25, 2015

    The last time the Prime Minister visited Asia, he returned with big news about the international airport through the: Build, Own, Operate and Transfer or BOOT method. Engineers were supposed to be conducting an assessment of the proposed location, followed by a detailed report.

    This was prior to the last general election. Now that this “Vote Catching Scheme” achieved its desired objective, we have heard nothing from the Prime Minister on the matter. Let’s see what he will announce upon his return from his latest Asia trip. Maybe he might announce the discovery of pasta. You just never know what lie will emerge next.

    Maybe Donald Peters might be inspired to write and arrange a new “Calypso” that is favorable to the D.L.P

    • MY 2cents
      March 26, 2015

      Rome wasn’t built in one day block head

  9. JoJo
    March 25, 2015

    I am so sad they can not even give an up to date picture of Roosevelt like that. That is an old photo they showing. Roosevelt looked nothing like that when he made his speech in Venezuela last week. We expect that kind of thing from Holywood but here we want to see our P.M. as he is now. Please, don’t fool us GIS. Roosevelt Skerrit does not look like that now. I get so vex when I see things like that.

    • Views Expressed
      March 25, 2015

      Ohhhhhhhhh…..get lost….go to Hollywood….you are so right , this is just a theatre act , acted out by a corrupt government. the face may change, the act over the years remains..

      Very disappointing……….

    • PS
      March 26, 2015

      I think you are right and believe this photo was taken on 18 April, 2013 at the launch of the Cooperative Societies’ launch of their “Insight” magazine, which was attended by P.M. Roosevelt Skerrit.

    • bouef por Jeff
      March 26, 2015

      JoJo is he looking ill like was speculated some weeks ago? So there is fire amidst the smoke from what you are saying!
      Are U like Behanzi? You smell a Rat Jojo or see one?

  10. truth
    March 25, 2015

    unless we get an international airport skerritt will not impress me

    • The Facts
      March 25, 2015

      How much will you contribute to it to make it happen sooner?

  11. dey joking karl
    March 25, 2015

    dno why you all take off from my comments..all I said was the cabal organization is in over drive….was that offending to anyone??? I see all types of comments being posted here…a cabal is indeed an organized group of people so nothing wrong in referring to them
    as cabal…..

    March 25, 2015

    You brood of vipers and haters only the blood of Skerrit will give you satisfaction. How can you people cause such hatred and division? Good leaders must bring people together. You will be held accountable for every evil word that come from your mouth.

    • Titiwi
      March 25, 2015

      The answer is in your comments “good leaders must bring people together”, indeed! I rest my case brother.

      • The Facts
        March 25, 2015

        It is government and the people and vice versa. Do the people not have a mind of their own and know what to do to bring the people together to live in harmony?
        The government is responsible for his Cabinet to bring them together. You out there in the public also have your responsibility to promote and maintain unity.
        Were they not taught about love, unity and peace since childhood? Did they, as you, forget the nurturing if you received an appropriate one?

    • Views Expressed
      March 25, 2015

      Dominica lack good leadership from the top. “Shame on You ” please wake up and stop living in cloud koo koo land. This country in in deeeep poverty and getting worse

  13. Thanks
    March 25, 2015

    Thanks my PM for moving our economy forward. Many of us who are away are in financial distress. Stop win-inning and venture out from your comfort zone. DNO & Q Dominicans will never give you the satisfaction you are looking for!

  14. Tourism Specialist
    March 25, 2015

    PARTY on Big Man!!!! Love those oreintals! Plus get some money!! wish I was with you!!! disco all nite!!!!

  15. Titiwi
    March 25, 2015

    Just thinking aloud. Suppose I contract a big loan from an overseas contact, put it in our bank and then pay them back into a tax- free off shore account, minus my commission. Can that be done and would I be washing the money if I did that?

    • fr Doward
      March 25, 2015

      The passport sales is exactly like that. What does anyone & everyone say about selling one passport &one group of family passport? $75 K US & $100K respectively. I f you get a shiek ej to Pay $1000000.00 US for 1 or a family package pay the Tresaury the stipulate amount and keep the rest.
      There is an option to share with who made it feasible in the first place.
      That question was put to a certain Passport agent/lawyer about 4 1/2 yrs ago on radio garcon look mamoute-ing tweeking sentences as if the partner was describing calypso. LMAO still

    • joe
      March 25, 2015

      ??? Titiwi you lost your DUNCE MIND MAN??? WHAT IS YOUR POST SUPPOSE TO MEAN???

      • Dear Joe
        March 26, 2015

        Joe you lost your DUNCE MIND MAN??? WHAT IS YOUR POST SUPPOSE TO MEAN???
        It means the truth & suitiwez like U make the majie happen. Man Like you say to them Characters ” Lets make it happen boss.”

  16. Jane Doe
    March 25, 2015

    What is the real purpose of this trip?

    • Digital Future
      March 26, 2015

      To party and have a good time on tax payers money

  17. Putting it a togeter
    March 25, 2015

    Education Minister, Petter Saint Jean, said at the 12th Commencement Ceremony Spring Edition of the DSC, that the DSC’s financial deficit has been reduced by more than half, thanks to Dr. Peters.
    Extraplote this in a previous Post.
    Is that part of payment for a job well done?

  18. grell
    March 25, 2015

    Skerrit and Martin continue fooling the poor people of Dominica. Time will tell my question what are you guys brining back this time.More lies to fool the poor.

  19. ParoInRoseau
    March 25, 2015

    I firmly believe that as a leader or the head of a company one can never stop networking or continue seeking potential investors. However, I am baffled that the PM and his odd delegation is going to China for the 100th time to beg… Based on the relationship our beloved PM has built with the Chinese administration you’d think that there would be no need for travel but a mere phone call to let China know we need this and that… It just goes to show the level of friendship… we call them friends and they call us beggars…There are several other institutions, countries and willing individuals who are interested in developing small islands such as Dominica. So why set your eyes on one government for all that time! It is ridiculous. The amount of control/influence China and Venezuela has over us is crazy. No wonder when we enter a Chinese store they think they can tell us what they want and treat all of us like we’re below them and that they are better than us. Thanks Skerrit. Thanks.

    • joe
      March 25, 2015

      Paro in Roseau is that your level of thinking and understanding? WELL YOU DUNCE PAPA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. joe
    March 25, 2015

    Based on majority of these comments i can now confirm that those bloggers on DNO ARE ALL DUNCE CATS and HATERS OF SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!!!

    One say let us be self reliance, are you willing to pay more taxes?? This Government has and is continuing to invest heavily in GEOTHERMAL energy which will make Dominica the first in the OECS and beyond to be fossil fuel free with a small Plant and also to have a bigger Plant that can supply Martinique, these same DUNCE CATS who crying for us to be self reliant preaching DOOM AND GLOOM against it, so Dunce people give us an idea about your self reliant strategy……. UWP IS ALL TALK NO ACTION!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Titiwi
      March 25, 2015

      Joe, don’t you know things have changed. EDF the sole supplier of electricity in the French islands has pulled out of the geothermal deal with us. Martinique is building its own green plant using the the difference in seawater temperature at different depths. We may just end up with a small geothermal plant enough for ourselves. I don’t see much activity now at the drill site and all we have right now is an expensive hole and I hope that geothermal energy will be cheap enough to compete with the one produced by cheap oil. I sure would hate to subsidise that for the govt. to recover its investment. Sorry, but as far as I can see export of geothermal energy to the French is dead for now.

      • joe
        March 25, 2015

        Titiwi you just negative that’s all!!! Even with our small plant will bring us economic advancement as it will definitely be cheaper than fossil fuel which we have no control over, hence the reduction in the cost of production.

        You must be an internet baby,”You want it now!!” but development of this magnitude do take some time as there is no room for errors. Currently the test wells have proven that we have the resource to provide clean energy to the entire island now the logistics are being worked on which includes transforming Domlec Grid from fossil fuel to geothermal.

        So you see the project has not stalled as you would like it to, it is just on hold pending back work logistics… FOR ONCE BE HAPPY THAT DOMINICA IS LEADING THE WAY!!!! I wish Martinique all the best, their sea water project will take another 40 years!!!!!

      • A Doubting Thomas
        March 25, 2015

        If true we have only Dominicans to blame; why you asked? Because some Dominicans on the opposition side campaigned against Dominica own geothermal exploration. Do you expect other countries not to explore their own? Or to wait for you and your nonsensical opposition? If you want lower hydro bills you better pray that it becomes a reality. All left to some Dominicans we would still be riding the donkey as our main mode of transportation and we would have no cut roads just make shift passages walkways.

    • Views Expressed
      March 25, 2015

      Joe…please shut up. It is better to be thought of as a fool than to open your mouth and raise doubts…
      Please be quiet, yo have no idea what you are talking about. Blessings

    • March 25, 2015

      joe, who are you to call people dunce. You are the big DUNCE, wearing the DUNCE CAP. Don’t you know that the deal with the french islands is long dead and buried and you coming on DNO calling people dunce. Garcon go and do some reading and research !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • rob
      March 25, 2015

      Joe I think you should give athie a call about that geothermal thing…

    • Views Expressed
      March 26, 2015

      Welcome to your club Joe. Thanks for telling us what you represent……

      Corrupt government ibDominica

  21. Pablo
    March 25, 2015

    Got to be the worst PM in Dominica history.

  22. 2 youthMan
    March 25, 2015

    Youth man did Skrit teach you Enlish at college?
    we need to be self reliance .starting with agriculture
    Self reliant that should read Youthman .I agree with you but please throw Skrit ur teach under the bus for use of incorrect English.

  23. Enjoyment Tripping
    March 25, 2015

    Gabriel you stand to correction here LMAO !

    When these BOYS want to have their fun why is it they choose to use Tax Payers monies to do so? Are there not PS’s and Technocrats in the ministry of Finance and other ministries associated with the PM’s trip. These bunch of Neo- DLP/DFP hybrid rejects jokers are off on another pleasure trips and nothing more. The Neo-Deception Lies and Propaganda Have fun boys,

  24. dey joking karl
    March 25, 2015

    remember backpay month is april month skerrit must activate his begging gang to go look all pennies he can collect…DESPERATE times calls for desperate measures….

  25. Got Cojones?
    March 25, 2015

    This should have been penned as:
    Prime Minister of Dominica the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit is heading a high-level opportunistic delegation on a Panhandling trip to Asia.

  26. FORKIT
    March 25, 2015

    when all is lost to the Chinese, dominicans will be constantly reminding those politicians and cabalist that they have destroyed our children future, some may get mad and some may commit suicide… LOOKOUT!

  27. Looking in
    March 25, 2015

    Hhhmm… I wonder when that trip will take place. No dates were mentioned. Is that a secret?

  28. PapaDom
    March 25, 2015

    Ah boy! Somebody needs a few new suits.

  29. Marcus Hill
    March 25, 2015

    I guess The Gang of SIX will meet the Gang of Four in China.

    • Dad's Motor cycle
      March 25, 2015

      Marcus did n’t brother Sullivan ( Not Captain Sully the guy /pilot who put down the plane on the Hudson river) teach you History at SMA or did you learn history in Greens Lane? The gang of four was in the late 70;s to early 80’s Marcus lol! You need to upgrade MH

    • Marcus Hill's Likes
      March 26, 2015

      You guys voting MH 10-2 are nuts ! MH is stuck in the 70′ & 80’s hence so are you guys .LMAO & real loud no wonder we are what we are. living & walk deads lol

  30. Truth be Told
    March 25, 2015

    I would love to someday read of this Prime Minister of Dominica the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit heading a high-level delegation to Europe and North America to attract some proper Foreign Direct Investment. I am talking real business!

    • Laughter best Meds
      March 25, 2015

      I would love to someday read of this Prime Minister of Dominica the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit
      Man I really thought you were going to say his memoire hahahahahahahaha of all the atrocities against the D/can people ! lol !

  31. IF I WUZ
    March 25, 2015

    Parry, I would advise the Prime Minister that the so called high powered team he will be travelling with, lacks the negotiating skills that is required to impress the Chinese in terms of receiving any credible financial help. I would also inform the Prime Minister that if he is really serious about going over to these countries for assistance, he would need a powerful negotiator, for instance, any one of the negotiators, who was involved in the Public Service salary increase. A person who understands finances, for instance, Mr. Timothy or Dr. Thompson Fontaine. He would need an economist like Mr. Douglas or Mr. Mark Marie and a legal luminary like the Attorney General or Tony Astaphan or Mr. Harris or Mr. Bruney, and finally, a Chinese translator from Dominica.

    • Can happen like dat
      March 25, 2015

      Lol would that chage anything seeing all have been purchased or painted red?
      We will endup having these guys sign another MOU in which might be 250,000 Chinese citizens to be given D/can passport & to reside in DA. Iss not one china policy we in favour of nuh?

  32. source
    March 24, 2015

    In other words, is he is going to sell couple passports?

  33. legion
    March 24, 2015

    A sewo trip, there will be nothing from thiss trip for the poor Dominican tax payers who are financing this SEWO.

  34. Real Dominican
    March 24, 2015

    I really wonder when the Political Parasites on DNO will take a more serious look at the “Good” which PM Roosevelt is doing to & for Dominica & Dominicans on a whole. It is so always negativity that is being placed there. One man you all are so affraid off? Give Jack his Jacket, Skeritt is doing well for us and our country. Rosie was in opposition and he did so much for Dominica and Dominicans which we are ripping today. Lennox spoke of investors during his campaign, why doesn’t he begin to show us what he has, where these “so-called” investors Mr. Linton? Just a reminder, Dame Eugenia Charles was NOT who brought “Ross University” to Dominica, and it has been and will continue to a very big Investment to our Country.

    • March 25, 2015

      So lets put the politics to one side. Exactly what has Skerrit done for DA?
      – what jobs have been created
      – look at the size of the Cabinet
      – look at the latest top position he has created @ $80,000 per annum for his boys
      – When the 4 law students in Trinidad were trying to graduate, who did he pay for, the daughter of a then
      minister, Mathew Walters
      – where are the tablets that were promised in January
      – look at the state of PMH and Marigot hospitals
      – during the election campaign, the hospital did not have sutures available, surgery had to be cancelled for 2-3
      weeks whilst you laborites were spending that obscene amount of money on a campaign.
      – look at the state of our feeder roads
      – what happen to the coffee plant and the Moroccan hotel
      – look at the bobol with the Haitian visas
      – Tha ALBA ambassador being paid $120,000 for what
      – His wife is now on Marpin board

      Boss I could go on but I have better things to do. Goo and continue ti sing for your…

  35. More $$$$ for dem
    March 24, 2015

    What was the criteria/qualification for the top job , coordinator of selling our passports?

    Why was the job of coordinator of the CIP (misnomer for selling passports left, right and centre to anybody with money) advertised, asking for someone with BA, MA or such qualification? ,Skerritt and his DLP , create job for Nanton to coordinate sale of our passports.

    What investment? Range Dev. ,got 15 acres of our Land from the Cabrits National Park. How much did they pay for the Land? Those so-called investors, who came with NOTHING, empty-handed. On top of that madness, DLP Gov’t still gives our passports to that same “investor” to sell to make money to build their hotel.

    Dominicans stood there and did nothing. Their land was stolen from their National Park to give to a foreigner. Fooling the people about investment and hotel. The Morocco hotel cannot finish. . Investment my toe. 15 Years gone, no investments or accountability for those trips? PERKS!!…

  36. lypso
    March 24, 2015

    no wonder donald peter dont want calypsoians to sing about gOVT. But Dno should ask DR peters why he left trinidad job for dominica.

    • Tjebe fort
      March 25, 2015

      Or why he resigned with immediate effect as CEO of the WICB in Antigua on the last day of April in 2009 after only having been appointed in Nov. of 2007?? Skerrit and Nanthan know.

  37. Its my damn business
    March 24, 2015

    Let’s be clear guys; did these guys leave to pick up their profit from previous investments or went to open new offices? If they really want to encourage investors to invest in Dominica, then why not have those potential investors come to Dominica so they could really see what opportunities that exist here? Are they planning on investing online?

  38. Francisco Telemaque
    March 24, 2015

    A high powered delegation they say; what kind of high powered ability named has?

    Skerrit simply want to give his cabalists a trip at Dominicans expense; compensation for their efforts of last December, they could have never paid for such a trip from their own pocket. They will return to Dominica, with nothing. Remember just prior to the elections, Skerrit also led another high powered delegation to China, claiming he was going to negotiate with China to build an International Airport in Dominica.

    The elections are long over; since his return, he has not mentioned a word about the money he anticipated China would unload on him.

    It is nothing more than a another waste of time, they all will return claiming the trip cost a million dollars each, nothing will be returned to the treasury.

  39. March 24, 2015

    Go far, where no one can see what you guys doing :-D

  40. The Evangelist
    March 24, 2015

    We have seen this movie before and like the other times, it is not appealing. It would make more sense to tell the nation that the PM has given his dedicated friends a vacation at the expense of tax payers. “Prime Minister Skerrit will address investors in Beijing and Shanghai to promote investment opportunities in Dominica and to discuss projects geared towards the economic development of the nation.” What are the investing opportunities that are in Dominica? You mean investing in passports? If the reason given is true, then why President of DSC Dr. Donald Peters? Where is the economist? Where is the attorney general? Why Mano? Why Ferrol? Why Martin Charles? This is just laughable boy! Anyway zero plus 5 zeros is still ZERO. That’s exactly what we should expect. ZERO! NOTHING! MORE LIES! If they can take Dr. Peters with them, then next time they need to take the famous EVANGELIST with them, since he is an educator and will get an opportunity to preach in Asia.

  41. March 24, 2015

    When these BOYS want to have their fun why is it they choose to use Tax Payers monies to do so? Are there not PS’s and Technocrats in the ministry of Finance and other ministries associated with the PM’s trip. These bunch of DLP jokers are off on another of their pleasure trips and nothing more. The Deception Lies and Propaganda (DLP) Brigade are headed once again on one of their Ghost Hunting Trips. Have fun boys, Asia Disney Land awaits you.

  42. March 24, 2015

    these guys are simply going out on another begging spree, mr pm, u really believe u can do that forever?lets try creating our on economy instead of going begging all over the world, we need to be self reliance .starting with agriculture

    • MY 2cents
      March 26, 2015

      Brain dead fool, when has Dominica or any third world country not relied on that?

  43. eyeswideshot
    March 24, 2015

    6 and an half dozen All of the same.

  44. AG
    March 24, 2015

    Skerro u forget Alick, come back for him! :lol:

  45. Open Mind
    March 24, 2015

    :?: How much does the mature men who are supposed to be educated and responsible of this island allow the mad man skeritt to fool us :?: Can someone please stand to defend and protect this land or should i who is a nobody in society give my life in doing so setting an examplewhich will go down in history as not a nice one
    ? Skeritt must be stopped once and for all! Can skeritt ever negotiate and convince any investors? He’s been there for 15 years and have not been able to, who can he fool? You people around skeritt who knows better, should stop this man, before it gets worse for him! This is nonsense now and i’m getting mad at skeritt to the point of taking action! Skeritt, too late shall be your cry!

    • Francisco Telemaque
      March 25, 2015

      Your comments are none of my business; however, I believe it would be foolish for you to do something harsh in an attempt to rid the country of Skerrit: When I read your comments; I detect a threat, threatening one is not the way to go, violence only breads violence.

      The best way to rid Dominica of Skerrit and his clones is by the power vested in the “X” on election day. Since Election is another five years, the only way to rid our country from the labor party, is to organized a general strike; and keep it going until he entire government falls.

      Patronized Savarin’s method he used against Patrick John, when they overthrew him. I am surprised that DNO allow your sentiments which appear threatening, however, did not allow a submission of mine in which I simply referred to Drigo, , for influencing even old people who are disabled, ambulating on a cane, to get involve into agriculture because he said there is plenty to benefit from agriculture.

  46. %
    March 24, 2015

    Can these ,negotiate anything that will bring meaningful change to the huge population of poor and indigent people of Dominica? Just look at the names mentioned. THE BOYS ARE MILKING THE COW!

  47. Doc. Love
    March 24, 2015

    Why not Patter instead of the … man, the man is Minister of Education. Why not Corbette, the man is the big wig of the AID bank, where does Martin come into the mix. While Nantan is in China, I hope he will get the Chinese to fund the West Indies Board million of Dollars owed to the Indian due to the Bravo disaster, which occurred under his watch. I hope Ferrol enjoys the free ride, as soon as he comes back, the public workers want their increase of salaries. :mrgreen:

    • Francisco Telemaque
      March 25, 2015

      Dr. Love, it matters not who Skerrit took along with him the result will be the same, they will return with absolutely nothing! Look, most Chines who you find around the world doing business does so with the blessings of the government of China.

      The money they used to set up business derives fro the government of China, and they invest in the more developed places of the world. The government of China is not going to influence any sort of large industries in a placed as backwards as Dominica; what they have done thus far, that’s as far as it goes. More than five years ago an official of the government of China told Skerrit, the only way Dominica will begin to make some progress, is when he builds an International Airport in the country. Remember, China contributed lots of money when Edison was building the airport. Labor Party shut it down instead Skerrit settled for what you have now; on the advised of Ralph Gonzalez and others, they are not going to give him one cent!

  48. Steven Segal
    March 24, 2015

    There’s where you All(UWPites) got strength. On DNO and Q95. Think you all hatred for the PM will make any difference? Negative bunch of people.

    • grell
      March 25, 2015

      Your living in a fools paradise. Skerrit keeps on fooling poor people. Months before the general election he and this Martin were in China and came back with lies about new hospital and airport. Now this week his minister of health said they will build the hospital around the old one.stop smoking these jokers bush

      • deducing
        March 26, 2015

        Grell !Are you saying VC St.Marks parish & petite Savanne have good herb? can we compete with Colorado & California etc? Who knows maybe we can suplly the French neighbours like we planned on doing with the geothermal energy. Did I read some saying the big D/can hope is going buss?
        The French have pulled out ! So we are back to sq one.

    • U go girl!
      March 26, 2015

      Steven Segal it’s been 26 yrs you’ve not made a movie lol! Heard U wannbe self is a sheriff in Lousianna lol!You are now in a new movie I see LMAO the Skerrit Neo -DLP/DFP rejects script . You guys can take it to the Drama phase ( Arawak house of culture) b4 going movies/the big screen .Consult with Alwin Bully ,Steve Hyacinth, Alex Bruno etc.

      • U go girl!
        March 26, 2015

        You Steve Segal wanna be can play a comic part like Da’s Kevin Hart.
        A real comedian of the Neos lol!

  49. OMG
    March 24, 2015

    Wha D bumba high level delegation wha happen to dem and begging bug_ _ _ _s What deh go get in China ands Malaysia they have Brazillian embassy who have olympics next year in your hemisphere with the highest level of environmental knowledge in the global South and de HIGH LEVEL Nature Island Delegators going to de biggest polluters in the world unu doe see dem man backward.

  50. Dan Tanner
    March 24, 2015

    A junket, pure and simple.

  51. March 24, 2015

    Desperation sad but true Dominica is the only Caribbean state without an international airport. 15 years in power and what has been achieved .Got to be the worst PM in Dominica history.

  52. Merlot
    March 24, 2015

    Another begging mission with NOTHING to benefit the people of Dominica at the end of the day. How many has he been on since his first term in office? Where are the tangible results of such missions? Have any longterm employment opportunities been created out of those missions, or is it just another spending spree for him at the expense of taxpayers??

  53. fantastic4
    March 24, 2015

    Please do not come back with the same story about loan to build hospital, or airport, or grammer school – because how many times can we be taking loans to build the same things over and over again nuh?

  54. Go to Hell!!
    March 24, 2015

    According to Ian, you fooled me three times already and I sure will now allow myself to be fooled again. Sorry DNO, but as far as I am concerned this team went on their personal mission. I DO NOT TRUST any of them

  55. CC
    March 24, 2015

    I wonder when the PM will finally show us the MOU, signed between DA and China?

  56. Zandoli
    March 24, 2015

    Correct me if I am wrong. Over the years he has been in office, hasn’t the prime minister been going all over the world on those business missions to bring investment back to Dominica?

    What do we have to show for all these overseas trips? Everything we have build has been with the use of Chinese or Venezuelan money either as a grant or loan. That is all well and good, but these are not sustainable and predictable.

    I am not sure if he out of his depths, but he has to do a better job of bringing in real investment so that we can create a viable employment and tax base in this country. That way we do not have to go begging for everything we have.

    I am beginning to think these trip are no more than expense paid vacations which allows the PM to further bill the treasury for his per diem.

    He has a very poor track record on that score.

    • anonymous2
      March 24, 2015

      It is unfortunate at this point, however, DA is not what investors are looking for. They would not make money in DA. They would lose it. That is why they will not come. The Chinese have moved in big time and virtually own the island. Other investors are only looking for another passport that they would only use if necessary. It is time Dominican’s woke up to the fact that THEY are going to have to make something of this island and if they can’t, there is not a very good future ahead. All of these trips by Skerrit are a colossal waste of money and something that DA definitely can’t afford. But, he is still in office. There needs to be limited travel for these PM’s. Going begging doesn’t solve the problem.

    • Ma Moses
      March 25, 2015

      Zandoli, you are forgetting all the money from the European Union. Milions and millions of it.

  57. dey joking karl
    March 24, 2015

    the cabal organization……trip for the boys…once I get my little backpay is all..

  58. Bwa Chesse
    March 24, 2015


  59. whose fools are we?
    March 24, 2015

    Remember the delegation which visited China to sign a $300,000,000.00 loan with some private business concerns there? Check some of them on that trip to China again.

    What is the situation with the land where PWC is operating for decades? Given to the Chineses? Sold to the Chinese or given free? Dominicans in the dark. So the local PWC pushed out not sure where to go. Skerritt signs loan for Chinese to get money to build their hotel. At the e3nd of it all, Dominicans have to pay back the loan, but the land and hotel is not theirs. Same with 15 acres of land grabbed from Dominicans from Cabrits for the other foreigner. Plus Passports for them to sell to raise $$$$ for hotel. Hotel will not again be ours.

    Layou River Hotel scam, selling of passports by those involved, millions amassed, no hotel. Fooled again and again and again. Only a few are becoming richer and richer.

    Cabinet Secretary, AID bank President on that trip to China again.

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