CREAD to dissolve on December 31

Hon. Dr. Irving McIntyre

Minister for Finance, Economic Development, Climate Resilience and Social Security, Dr. Irving McIntyre has announced that the Climate Resilience Execution Agency for Dominica (CREAD) will come to an end on December 31, 2023.

He made the announcement during the Seventh Meeting of the First Session of the Eleventh Parliament on Thursday.

CREAD leads and coordinates strategic initiatives across sectors in Dominica to make the country the world’s first climate-resilient nation. It also acts to bolster the ability of the business community, public services, and social sector partners to build strong and resilient communities, develop adaptive infrastructure, accelerate economic growth, strengthen institutional systems, enhance Dominicans’ capacity to respond to the local impacts of global climate change and set an example for the rest of the world on how to respond to the challenges of a changing climate.

“CREAD was established in 2018 and continues to play a critical role in Dominica’s resilience agenda,” he said. “Over the past four years, CREAD has enhanced the capacity of the public service, business community, and social sector partners to foster the development of a robust economy, inculcate a collective consciousness, and leverage Dominica’s national assets. Strengthen institutional systems, build resilient infrastructure, and develop resilient communities.”

CREAD, he said, has served as a model for the international community and its success story has been told globally.

“Just recently the work of CREAD was featured in a white paper which was published by the United Kingdom government,” Dr. McIntrye stated.

He continued, “As CREAD life comes to an end on December 31, this year I again thank our main partners, the Government[s] of the United Kingdom and Canada who provided financial and supervisory support to CREAD throughout its life.”

Dr. McIntyre added, “We thank the staff of CREAD and the other partners who have contributed to the success of CREAD.”

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  1. Truth Be Told
    December 19, 2023

    The British Government has ended its financial aid support for CREAD June 2023 and the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica seems unable to fund and support the Agency without foreign aid, hence it is being dissolved or washed-up as in Roseau under the Roseau river during a hurricane!
    Which begs the question, is the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica broke of dollars and bankrupt of ideas?

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    • Putin
      December 20, 2023

      Have a look at the Climate Resilience Act 2018, which is readily available online, and quit the disinformation and mischief-making. Oh and when you do not know about a subject, keep your mouth shut.

  2. Ibo France
    December 19, 2023

    CREAD was created with the sole intention of enriching diehards of the current, ruling Taliban political party in Dominica. Nothing else!

    What is there to show for the millions supposedly spent by this fake organisation? Nada!

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  3. Vwais den
    December 18, 2023

    cread was simply a social experiment

  4. Total failure
    December 18, 2023

    CREAD is a total failure. Huge salaries given to those who are enablers, friends of the ruling Party, and nothing to do with Climate Resilience. Who was appointed CEO of that org.?

  5. dissident
    December 18, 2023

    If CREAD served as a model for international organizations why is it being dissolved after just 4 years?
    You should get a medal …and CARICOM should have adopted a structure like CREAD to champion climate resilience!
    Skerrit would be too boastful to throw an organisation like CREAD under de bus.
    does that mean we have officially abandoned the idea of making Dominica the first climate resilient country in the world?
    who going to supervise the work done by HRP and PIU, MMC construction, de airport construction.
    overambitious Skerrit!
    CREAD has to go!
    wasteful spending on dlp suckers?
    what is de real reason.
    CREAD had a hand to supervise de World Bank houses that you just boasted of last week.
    I’m no fool
    I’m no clown
    you just came from a climate resilient conference in COP28
    what gives Skerrit?
    what happened?
    you represented CARICOM as chairman but never spoke.
    will that affect de grand bay road project in any way?
    what will de King of England say

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  6. December 18, 2023

    DNO would you please follow up and list the achievements of this CREAD. And find out how much money was pumped into CREAD and how was the money spent. I understand I am asking journalists pwa casse’ to do the unforeseen but please try your best. I await your response.

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  7. vic
    December 18, 2023

    So are we climate resilient now? Awesome!

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    • Putin
      December 18, 2023

      You mean, you actually thought that Dominica would become “climate resilient” over night? Awesome!

      Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 3 Thumb down 5
      • vic
        December 19, 2023

        I think you should look up ‘irony’.

        • Putin
          December 20, 2023

          Did you mean “sarcasm,” vic? Yea, my response to you covers that too.

          • vic
            December 21, 2023

            No, Irony. You really should invest in an English dictionary mr putin.

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  8. Ibo France
    December 18, 2023

    The whole government talks as though they are marksmen when none of them can shoot straight. They always miss their targets.

    A booming agriculture sector they have fired at and missed badly. They gave tourism, manufacturing, climate resilience, feeder roads, employment opportunities, replanting of a million trees, they gave a shot at but inevitably missed all their targets.

    CREAD was a fictitious organisation to create favourable headlines and to get great reviews and donations from regional and international green agencies and organisations. No surprise CREAD has met its demise.

    I have repeated this statement one thousand times and have been proven right every time. Everything Roosevelt does change to coal dust. The man is a FAILURE extraordinaire.

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  9. Iamanidiot
    December 18, 2023

    Dem just buzz words garcon, CREAD eh do nothing than give dem people big salary. lol

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  10. Iamanidiot
    December 18, 2023

    What CREAD really do nuh? Cause Dominica still not “climate resillient” muchless to be the first. Any rain flood the place flooding, landslide. Petit savanne still condemmed, We still have people living petit soufriere and other high risk places?
    Only thing I can say they do is make us use different food containers wi…what I missing. lol

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  11. hmm
    December 18, 2023

    So I guess this means that we have achieved “climate resilience” whatever that actually means. BTW are there actually any concrete examples of the success of this made up institution? Seems to me like all the things they mentioned are just what a government should be doing in the first place and I don’t see the results of any of those policies.

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  12. Roger Burnett
    December 18, 2023

    Other than setting an example for the rest of the world, mention in a UK white paper, and various publications, it would be instructive to know what impact CREAD has had on the ground here in Dominica.

    Judging by the disruptions caused by the recent moderate rainfall – which was nothing out of the ordinary – it would appear, not much.

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  13. If we knew better
    December 18, 2023

    What achievements have CREAD accomplished? Really interested to know.

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    • me
      December 18, 2023

      Nothing.. If anything then i would like to know.

  14. Karen Sutherland
    December 18, 2023

    Am wondering what will happen about the tools and supplies awarded to farmers almost 3 years ago to help them recover from Maria but then that CREAD never delivered. Will this still much needed aid disappear with CREAD or have arrangements been made to otherwise make good on the promise?

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