PM Skerrit in Dubai for high-level meetings

The Prime Minister will be holding high-level talks in Dubai
The Prime Minister will be holding high-level talks in Dubai

The Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, is spending two days in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) strengthening economic and political ties with one of the fastest growing and most strategically important countries in the Middle East.
He will be meeting investors in various sectors from Dubai and the rest of the Middle East, in a bid to bring much needed Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) to Dominica to create jobs, stimulate economic activity and to help in the post-Erika reconstruction.

He will also be addressing a conference of Service Providers of Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Programme in Dubai, arranged by Range Developments, the developer of the Cabrits Kempinski Resort, which will be built on Douglas Bay in Cabrits on the north shore of the island, close to the town of Portsmouth.

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65 Comments

  1. Joan
    December 25, 2015

    Americans know where President Obama is 24 hrs a day 7 days a wwk and 12 months a year. Thank you.

  2. too late
    December 10, 2015

    PM is in England, Pm is in Vietnam Pm is in Malaysia, Pm is back in Dubai, pm is in Cayman, pm and delegation is in china, pm disappears no one knows where he is, pm and delegation back in Malaysia, pm is in US to see baby, pm is in Macau. Pm is in morocco , pm is in Libya next week Pm will be in Iraq.

    Where are the benefits from these trips?

    LABAH? ka twavay

    • anony
      December 23, 2015

      It’s called foreign policy. Americans have no idea where Obama is 99% of the time

  3. Dominican
    December 10, 2015

    The General Populace of DOMINICA LOVE THEIR PM and his ACCOMPLISHMENTS. The MOUTH RUNNING Party AKA UWP will never become Government no matter what they do.

  4. anonymous2
    December 10, 2015

    Doing business with the Saudi\’s are you Mr. Skerrit. With a friend like you, DA doesn\’t need any enemies. Another money making scheme on your part. No one has done more than you to drive this country into the ground. I guarantee you that the people here will not want the Saudi\’s coming to stay.

    • December 10, 2015

      Dubai is not in Saudi Arabia.

    • :/
      December 11, 2015

      where u come out with saudi lol i thought is Dubai,why allu just comment on things allu not educated about?

  5. wearedominica
    December 10, 2015

    we are going down in this country. when i watch news like this sometimes tears come to my eyes. why do Dominicans allow skritt to do such nonsense? when will it end. please lord, stretch your hand over dominca an free us from this wicked government. we are in for a lot of trouble if skritt doesnt get out of there.
    thats the worst leadership i ever seen or heard of.

  6. December 9, 2015

    Look at that handsome smile on the face of our precious and beloved Supreme Leader. The expensive watch, the nice suit, the man is simply the picture of success. I guess this is why there are so many comments that exposes the jealousy and envy of the Uneducated Wicked People and their idiot supporters. People who know that when the Supreme Leader, His Eminence, His Majesty, Divine and Ordained Knight of the Most Holy Roman Catholic Church, the most loved Prime Minister, Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit steps out of a plane in any part of the world it mean MONEY! Money that they want for themselves but can’t get. Money that Labourites will use to have a blast this Christmas, buy big toys, have huge parties and travel to shop. They sit at home fuming at the perks and benefits of being a loyal and faithful Labourite, wishing that they could be a part of the “inner circle” and knowing that they gave their allegiance to the wrong party. Yes, our Supreme Leader is in Dubai…where are you?

    • :/
      December 11, 2015

      u obsessed man lol

  7. 4-cars 4cup
    December 9, 2015

    When you are wise you steal once or twice; When you are a fool you think you have the right to keep stealing. :twisted:

  8. Jah see and know
    December 9, 2015

    The PM looks like he is in pain. He knows that Dominica is in a cash crunch since VAT receipts have plummeted since Erika, and the worse part is that he is a salesman in Dubai with nothing to sell. That is nothing to sell except a last vestige of colonialism – namely Dominicans ability to travel within the Commonwealth and much of Europe without a visa. He is selling what our ‘colonial masters’ left us on their way out. He is not selling anything that we produced through our ingenuity, creativity, and talent, but instead something that is not really ours to sell. The sad part for our PM is that he knows this and is sickened by it, but has no choice – we need the cash. “Let your yes be yes and your no, no” Mr. PM and your country will be back you. No more spin and half truths please.

  9. GRET
    December 9, 2015

    While they talking more hotels check out the amazing race adventure to get to Dominica. I commented earlier and I feel compelled to post this information and hope that something is done.

    by Flight Date Depart Arrive Travel Time Layover Time

    LIAT LI 527 Thu 04 Feb 2016 Puerto Rico – 6:30 Tortola – 7:05 0 h 35 m
    LIAT LI 527 Thu 04 Feb 2016 Tortola – 7:30 St. Kitts – 8:20 0 h 50 m 0 h 25 m
    LIAT LI 527 Thu 04 Feb 2016 St. Kitts – 8:45 Antigua – 9:15 0 h 30 m 0 h 25 m
    LIAT LI 521 Thu 04 Feb 2016 Antigua – 10:05 Barbados – 11:30 1 h 25 m 0 h 50 m
    LIAT LI 364 Thu 04 Feb 2016 Barbados – 14:20 Dominica – 15:20 1 h 0 m 2 h 50 m

    This is not about Erika but about Dominica’s economy. Dominica does not provide business for LIAT. Thanks to a government that has driven the economy into the ground.

  10. Oh La La
    December 9, 2015

    We only have to pray for our PM. After Erika things have become harder, tougher, real rough. I can just imagine how overwhelmed he is to get Dominica back to a crawling position; and if passport selling is the only hope for us; believe me things will crumble. The thing is, alot of money have been wasted in the past – the Government have been reckless in their spending and believed that everything will remain the same. There was no initiative to create a drive in the economy – there is nothing we could turn back to since nothing was creating. We have to look deep into our concsciences and understand that things have gotten really bad and will get worse with time. I am not a preacher of doom and gloom, but this is reality. We have to pray – go down on our knees and pray for our beautiful country.

  11. guest of honor
    December 9, 2015

    A FEW SHALL EAT… :twisted:

  12. December 9, 2015

    He is on vacation begging for loans,what serious conversation can this man keep with such a back ward country?in Dubai when ever a woman is raped she is the one that is punished,women don’t have the right to go out alone,you can be imprisoned for drinking alcohol or changing from being a muslim to christianity and a lot of silly things? This prime minister is the leader that i have seen who is the most daft in his speeches ,,he is a joker,he makes the people laugh like it is a clown show,makes them dance and during election offer them a few bags of ciment and other building materials in order for them to vote for him,then after the election the don’t have a job to sustain themselves,Dominicans that are in dominica wake up and smell the coffee ,it is time for skerrit to go ,dominica is sinking and the water is not far from it’s nose..

  13. Big Bannan
    December 9, 2015

    Selling passports to Arabs in Dubai may very well land us with high profile terrorists with Domimican passports . Moving from chasing communists money to terrorists money. When will Dominica start standing on its own?

    • Ba Yo Bwa
      December 9, 2015

      I asking myself the same question. Why doesn’t this man stay home, engage ordinary Dominicans in an effort to jump start, resuscitate and promote indigenous business – small, medium and large. Always glob-trotting, hat in hand for crumbs. What the ….

    • FAST AND FURIOUS
      December 9, 2015

      @Bannan, when u stop talkingBS.

  14. MIA
    December 9, 2015

    Great work Mr. PM do what you have to do for the betterment of your people and the country…… god blessings

    • cameron
      December 9, 2015

      This is why the country is doing so bad ecnomically and its doomed,keep om praising a man ,put god first.Time will tell for SKERRIT MATTER OF TIME MIA.

    • views expreesed
      December 9, 2015

      what a waste of time….oh my God….give me break. What betterment, ?? we have been hearing this for years now and same ole beff and story.
      Skerrit come home and resign…..you are a big failure

    • too late
      December 10, 2015

      zo toh sort

  15. Storm
    December 9, 2015

    High level or high profile talk … it’s just old talk.. Take back your lies and mamaguye.
    The high level of no unemployment, immorality; bad system; corruption and no work after Erricka should be checked.
    In front of Christmas you going to Dubai with your boys to have a nice and get nice gifts…
    Don’t think for a moment the UAE folks are stupid….
    It’s like a big conspiracy to sway Dominicans from the reality on the ground…
    After one year not one thing to shout about. . Imagine a failed Government wanna celebrate anniversary.
    On Facebook some blinded or eat ah food labourites coming out to talk foolishness about good Pm and good Pal. Rep… This is pathetic or delusional. …
    The best pass make for this government is : NA. .. below failure rate……
    Belll befff pour Jeff according to spraggs

  16. December 9, 2015

    Trying get to Dominica and LLAT is indicating that I must go to Tortilla Barbados, Antigua and St Lucia before I get to Dominica. Checked Sea Borne and the fare is $1000 US from PR. Who the heck they selling passports to and for what?.

  17. %
    December 9, 2015

    Skerrit I know that you are an expert in CUTTING CAKE! Everytime you travel I remember cake.Hope that you return with a TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER CENTER to be erected on the island you have impoverished! You like cake so much, can I call you CAKEMAN sir?

  18. jungle
    December 9, 2015

    Unreal! Pure satire.

  19. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    December 9, 2015

    All that boy went to Dubai to do is sell maybe two or three passports, return home and talk crap to his supporters. The man is wasting time! Nobody with any substantial amount of money is interested in Skerrit and Dominica! Read the following:

    Barbados magnet for millionaires
    Little Barbados is a “primary business address”, and in some cases the home of 66 individuals worth a combined $60 billion, says an international wealth intelligence firm. And Wealth-X thinks the island is best poised in the CaribRead Morebean to attract more of these ultra high net worth (UHNW) people with individual wealth of at least $60 million….

    – See more at: http://www.nationnews.com/#sthash.ebUnfIqR.dpuf

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      December 9, 2015

      Hartley should advise Skerrit how to attract at least one of those billionaires in Barbados to invest in some sort of manufacturing industry in Dominica. Skerrit keep on selling Dominica passports under some false pretence of economic citizenship.

      Strange though none of the so called economic citizens have residence in or ever set foot in Dominica. It would appear as if the almost hundred billionaires residing in Barbados did not have to buy a passport to be attracted to Barbados.

      We do not know the government of Barbados sells they national documents to criminals who do not know the location of Barbados. Dominicans as long as we keep Skerrit as head of Dominica, we will all die in poverty, event if all of my money finish, I will collect welfare, her we do not have such help in Nature island!

      • Ba Yo Bwa
        December 9, 2015

        Nice post, Francisco. I wanted to add by way of support that Dominica will never be able to attract any form of serious investments and persons because the country is broke – in more ways than one. The level of incompetence, corruption and maladministration is mind-numbing and impossible to overcome. Barbados now, well she is a different story, altogether. I’ve always envied that nation, this model of what a truly Caribbean civilization ought to be. Read what former UN Ambassador think about that country here: http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/12634/barbados

      • DominicanBwoy
        December 9, 2015

        Kind of unrelated to what you said, but I’ve never understood how Barbados & other islands have a higher population than Dominica, yet Dominica is bigger than them all (not including Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic/Haiti etc), and Dominica is also poorer. Maybe the number of slaves played a part in that, but even then it still doesn’t make sense because the other islands have increased a lot since then, and it can’t be the number of people being born/dying/moving overseas either because the other islands have a lot more people being born, dying or moving overseas. Another thing, I’ve been to a few other islands and actually seen many people from the UK, The USA and other places that have moved to the Caribbean permanently, yet Dominica has sold a lot of passports but I didn’t see the same thing there, how does that make sense? I live in the UK though so maybe there was people but I just didn’t notice them…

    • Dominican
      December 10, 2015

      All you can do is to talk crap in your old self, it\’s people like you who restricted growth in Dominica years ago, that\’s why we playing catch up in the region. You sicken me with your negative comments.

  20. 4-cars waitin moderation
    December 9, 2015

    Mister can hardly explain himself here at home; What is he going to say to these “high profile” people? Bring us the transcript and video of all your discourse from Dubai. The people have a right to know what said, because you “represent” them. Sorry, yourself. :twisted:

  21. 4-cars waitin moderation
    December 9, 2015

    I’m very disappointed in us Dominicans, who continue to tolerate such madness from skeritt,

  22. Scythian
    December 9, 2015

    When will farmers have a watch like that!

    • Tjebe Fort
      December 9, 2015

      Hm. mister have watch like that and he still does not know what time it is?

      • out of south city
        December 10, 2015

        You really made me laugh, I needed that.
        PEACE

  23. Tout Twelle
    December 9, 2015

    Since Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is de facto Minister of all Ministries, I think he missed the boat by not going to France. He had an opportunity to meet many leaders and give a live experience of how Climate change affected Dominica and will continue to affect small island states and he blowed it by not going. I would support him going there, even as an observer so as to have the opportunity to source funds and present a legitimate case. He missed it ….. How sad!!!!

    • Zuma
      December 10, 2015

      Dominica was represented in France. So stop haggling about that.. Mind your business if u have nothing positive to add.

  24. too late
    December 9, 2015

    by the way Roosvelt how many Vietnamese bought passports ? Can we have a report? after alll we want to know how many Vietnicans brothers and sister we have out there.

  25. December 9, 2015

    The joke is those Passport cartel in Dominica have been selling passports for many years in Dubai. On line everyone can sea that the silent lawyer has had an office in Dubai for many years. AG has made many trips to Dubai to sign passports. All these passports sold in Dubai – have we seen besides our sea sand any Dubai looking object in Dominica or economic project in Dominica. One thing for sure is that the passport money is somewhere and I won’t say where as yet but I know where and how some of the money disappeared.
    So go ahead keep fooling the people till you fool yourself.
    While one passport man sit down waiting for the Trini Senior counsel to arive in court Skerrit taking over his turf with other dealers.
    Is there a passport turf war coming

  26. too late
    December 9, 2015

    Roosvelt garcon the only group that will buy passport from you now is ISIS.

    • Anonymous
      December 10, 2015

      And they buying them too. Check StMartin Immigration two weeks ago with 3 Syrians with false passports coming to get the Dominica ones to enter America. Soon our island’s name will be calling in terrorist doings.

  27. Jesus_Was_A_Captalist
    December 9, 2015

    Seven police personnel were among 15 people arrested over the abduction of an Iranian oil and gas businessman who holds the title of “Datuk” last week.

    Kuala Lumpur deputy police chief DCP Datuk Law Hong Soon said the victim was abducted on Nov 23 at 6pm at Jalan Ampang Hilir here and freed unharmed two days later in Malacca.

  28. committed
    December 9, 2015

    When will this guy stop making a fool out of himself and country around the world. Just wasting the little bit of resources the already impoverished country has.

  29. Tjebe Fort
    December 9, 2015

    You all must realize that Range is a Dubai company and I am hearing on the grapevine Kempinski could pull out of that venture. Maybe Skrit is in Dubai to strategize. Who is there with him? Not the Foreign Minister again?
    And why the press release saying the P.M. looking Direct foreign investment when he also says time that there is no need for these investors to visit Dominica? Something not making sense.

  30. john furlong
    December 9, 2015

    how fool allu, allu doh seee mister on his personal business…..

  31. cameron
    December 9, 2015

    High level my foot,travel and comes back with nothing for the poor people,dno give the people better news,Skerrit travels has no substance.

  32. Scythian
    December 9, 2015

    I love my pm when i say if you cannot manage de country step aside let Linton or Joshua manage de country, they will appoint u defacto passport seller for Dominica and u can live in Dubai & HongKong all your life. 8)

  33. Shaka Zulu
    December 9, 2015

    Oh how I miss the days when there were brave men willing to sacrifice their lives for change. Tax payers are footing the bill for skerrit to go around and effectively sell Dominica. Dominica has nothing to offer these folks. Sustsinable Growth of a country must be internal. We cannot fix our air access problem, we have a crime problem, we cannot enforce laws, the current laws in Dominica are not on track with changing times and technology solely because our law makers are too dumb to understand yet we want to put a jack in thorough bred race. Why is all this happening without parliament. This economic citizenship has only brought hardship for Dominica. Show me the statistics on how passport sales have better Dominica. Dominica did not stop the madness and will soon face the heat. Wait and see. This man is a lost cause. 15 years ask yourselves if your lives are Better. If Venezuela vote is not another signal then nothing will help this place.

    • d-a born
      December 9, 2015

      Crime problem? LOL

  34. December 9, 2015

    in a bid to bring much needed Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) to Dominica to create jobs, stimulate economic activity and to help in the post-Erika reconstruction………….The Honorable Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica……….. d people needed work …… so long Erika pass ……..what happening ………. :?:

  35. Dasheen leaf
    December 9, 2015

    Stupse!!!

  36. Stanley
    December 9, 2015

    Mr.PM don’t you think it is rude and unprofesional of you to travel and not inform the nation when you are not using your own funds? Also if any passports were sold or rather the amount of passports that will be sold there in Dubai can you kindly let us know how much $$$$ will be going to the Treasury?

    Respectfully – Patriotic Dominican

  37. Been watching.
    December 9, 2015

    Whats wrong with this little boy? It’s either his timing is extremely bad or maybe he just doesn’t understand what’s to come in 2016

  38. unknown767
    December 9, 2015

    Big move…

  39. Belladonna
    December 9, 2015

    He couldn’t attend the COP21 meeting in France where he had the best chances of bringing attention to our situation (given that it’s nature-related) but he can fly to Dubai to TRY to sell passports. Is that all Skerrit knows how to do??? Why is he shirking the important functions that could REALLY help Dominica to go galavanting around the globe????

  40. Dominican
    December 9, 2015

    Hotels with no guests?

    • john furlong
      December 9, 2015

      lol

    • anony
      December 9, 2015

      This would be funny if it didn’t affect the country. Where is your patriotism?

  41. Dechire
    December 9, 2015

    Thats hilarious ! when did he leave the country ? This man tells the county anything – he leaves and goes wherever he wants and does whatever he wants – This man is not even a good manager much less a leader . He is a failure – failed himself and his people. He needs to step down and avoid further embarrassment – I have this to say to Skeritt ” Good Luck begging for 1.5 billion dollars” – when you chose to kill agriculture and all other industry to try and build your own personal selfish dreams of hotels ( LAUGHABLE )

  42. looking
    December 9, 2015

    Range development (subject to correction) was given land at the Cabrits to build “a hotel”. It is alleged they have been given 800 passports to sell to finance this investment. If true this is craziness. If an investor comes in to invest, he is given land, he should bring his money to invest. smh

  43. too late
    December 9, 2015

    hahaha INVESTOR using our passports to raise money. What kind of INVESTOR is that? and now it seem that this Roosvelt fella is desperate for cash because daddy chavez gone, uncle gadaffi gone , cousin maduro gone and paweh lapseng gone lol

    I Love My Pm

  44. Jesus_Was_A_Captalist
    December 9, 2015

    Minister of passports :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  45. Tahlullah
    December 9, 2015

    I guess he didn’t have much success in Vietnam..?

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