Darroux ‘frustrated’ by lack of progress on Marigot hospital

Dr. Kenneth Darroux

Health Minister, Dr. Kenneth Darroux has attempted to clear the air as it pertains to the current situation with the much-talked-about Marigot Hospital.

Earlier this week, dozens of Marigot residents, joined by members of the Dominica Nurses Association (DNA) and other supporters, gathered near the police station in Marigot on Monday to protest against the current lack of proper health care services in that community.  Protesters came out again on Friday, joined by their parliamentary representative, Lennox Linton, to continuing making their case.

Residents say they are frustrated by the delay in the construction of a much-needed  hospital at Marigot which has been compounded by the lack of a proper alternative facility for the provision of health services.

The hospital was shut down in 2016 due to mold and fungus infestation of the building which housed the facility. Prior to that, it was closed because of a severe termite infection. Its services were moved to the Wesley Health Centre.

Promises of the construction of a new Marigot Hospital have not materialized despite an announcement by the DLP administration that the Government of Mexico has committed US$5-million for the construction of the hospital.

Darroux called a press conference on Friday to address the matter and described the situation in Marigot as “very unfortunate”.

“To be honest and in all fairness, I mean, you can understand how the population in that part of the country, how they are feeling and while I said I am not trying to make any excuse or trying to encourage anything, were you in their shoes, you would understand that after this long period of time, that their anxiety level will be high,” the minister said.

According to Darroux, a lot of what is going on as it pertains to the construction of the new hospital, “is really out of our hands.”

He said after Tropical Storm Erika, the Mexicans approached the government and indicated that they were prepared to give a grant of US$5 Million.

“We decided we would use it towards the construction of the Marigot Hospital,” he explained. “At this point as the minister, I was very excited because I felt that under my tenure that we would see the construction of the Marigot Hospital and at least I would walk out of this politics thing, having at least accomplished or dispelled the myth that’s being going on as it pertains to that part of the country.”

He said there are a number of things that his ministry had to do.

“Every other week some new document is sent to us to be signed. We sign it, hoping that everything is ok…,” Dr. Darroux revealed. “You are looking at a very frustrated minister as it pertains to that particular project …and I’am being honest, I really cannot find better ways to say it.”

The medical doctor-turned politician disclosed that at last week’s Cabinet discussion he told his colleagues that he believes they have reached the point where some serious decisions have to be made.

“Were it up to me I would tell the people thank you a long time; thanks for the offer and move on.” he stated but pointed out that there are other things to consider “such as the issue of foreign diplomacy…”

Darroux said that cabinet is deeply contemplating the way forward for the people of the Marigot Health District and thanked them for their patience and understanding

The United Nations Office Project Services (UNOPS) has been contracted to prepare the designs for the Marigot Hospital and to manage the project.

Protesters at Marigot on Friday, March 5th

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62 Comments

  1. April 9, 2019

    Just a reminder Doc that because of your “ability and capability” the Grandbay community was prepared to locked down the Health Center in that area to prevent your transfer from that Health District. You can do better Doc; the problem lies with the inaction of the DLP administration for lack of foresight for not having a proper health facility in the area of the main airport plain and simple; the FAA should shut that damn place down already.

  2. Karl Orndem
    April 8, 2019

    I was listening to the radio this morning. Elections definitely around the corner boy. Only now, on their last leg, on their last lap, they see it fit to improve the health sector of Dominica. I listened to Darroux talk about how many new modern health centers that are going to be build with MMC, the same peole that taking all the housing construction contracts in dominica. All of a sudden how many new primary health facilities. Meanwhile nurses up in arms about how they have been treated over the years. A government is supposed to provide certain things like roads, hospitals, access to the country (ports and airport), housing for THOSE THAT DESPERATELY NEED to name a few. All i want to know is that if Mexico changes their mind, if we will NEVER have the hospital in Marigot. Majority of the projects we are seeing today is because of foreign donor money that was sent to rebuild the country. If not for Mexico there will be no hope for Marigot as DLP cant/wont build it from their pocket

  3. Maybe
    April 8, 2019

    Darroux I think you should resign all skerrit have interested in his pocket not the people of Dominica so if you are true to yourself step down skerrit must go giving people houses for free is not development create jobs is development

    • viewsexpressed
      April 8, 2019

      Maybe, you are sooo right and to the point. Good observation. Darroux as this high ;evel professional, I kept wondering why is this Doctor in company with this Skerrit and his failed Corrupt Labour Government. Darroux, exit this corrupt club, we do not want to her your name mention, not even once aligned to Skerrit during all this talk of these Bobols, passports sales and others, etc..etc, , for example the abuse of parents and poor people with over one hundred people in desperation at the Entrance/Foyer of the Financial Centre with their hands stretched waiting for some cash form failed Skerrit. Skerrit and his government has abused states funds and rather than handing over all of these cash to the professionals at the Welfare Department, he is personally buying friends and loyalty to gain fame and prestige that he is lazy to earn. Skerrit has been tis failure, hoping all over the places on big jumbo jet and returns with no plans for development of our ailing country. Skerrit Must Go.

  4. Truth Be Told
    April 8, 2019

    One by one these Ministers are coming out, admitting the failures of their Labour Party Government over the past twenty years, and then attempting to excuse themselves, blame someone else, and look for sympathy for their failures in Health, Agriculture, Law & Order and Crime Prevention, crumbling infrastructure, you name it we are failing it!
    Let me see if Dominicans will still continue to vote Labour while Labour seems busy making excuses for its “F” for failures!

  5. April 7, 2019

    Reading what this guy is saying, I get the feeling that he thinks that he can give people Ex-Lax and convince them it is Chocolate. Between him and a hotel laundry room, I don’t know which one is more full of sheets.

  6. teacher.
    April 7, 2019

    Dr Darroux if you are truly frustrated over your government’s inability to deliver the basic needs of the people then why don’t you resign? the prime minister has already expressed his lack of confidence in you, by giving you the kick. Please show your Manhood.

    • Unknown
      April 8, 2019

      He is resigning, if you want to comment you have to keep up with news updates.

  7. DAPossieMasse
    April 7, 2019

    Just want DNO to know that my satirical presentations is deliberately intended to tippy-toe around the precipice of litigious jurisdiction, but does not, in my opinion, cross that line. While I understand the litigious nature that influences social decorum in Dominica, if we continue to pander to that movement, then the change that is being advocated for, and is necessary in Dominica will never come to fruition.

    Having said that, I am also pleased that DNO makes a concerted effort to universally allow opinions to be published. Yet I understand your caution within that context.

  8. Joseph John
    April 7, 2019

    One o the biggest challenges of the post colonial era is for administrations to react in a timely manner. There are no preventive measures and solutions are delayed until they are almost forgotten. There are no incentives for matters to be dealt with dispatch in an effective and efficient manner.
    The way the Marigot hospital problem is dealt with is a case in point.
    We need to get out of this cycle of inefficiency to progress.

  9. Progit
    April 7, 2019

    Hear the boo hooe..sacray escamorteh
    You frustrated. . U doe frustrated yet.. when labour lose you and your goons will see the living hell of frustration..

  10. Jayson
    April 7, 2019

    Do not think that the Dominica Labor Party is one big happy family.

    The Labor Party ministers know how this game is played: When things are bright and people are happy and receiving goodies it is Skerrit be praised. When things are the opposite and shit hits the fan it’s the ministers to be condemned for their laziness.

    Once the money is right, many ministers just play along, but it weighs on their conscience over time, especially when deception is not part of their true nature.

    Dr. Darroux speaks the truth. This is way above his head. If it was up to him, he would have rebuilt this MARIGOT hospital years ago. He would have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain by doing so.

  11. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    April 6, 2019

    You are a damn liar Darroux!

    How many times we heard you and the cabal said the government of  Mexico committed $15,000,000.00 million dollars for the building of a hospital in Marigot?

    You tell lies and forget what you said; are you not ashamed for been such a liar?

    “The United Nations Office Project Services (UNOPS) has been contracted to prepare the designs for the Marigot Hospital and to manage the project.”

    Here you are caught into another lie Darroux!

    Show me a contract singed by anybody in the United Nations to support your lying claims!

    Man here are the duties of the UNOPS:

    “Specific responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to; – Act as liaison between UNOPS and the Ministry of Public Work and Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and development and other work units on financial matters and maintain communication with the various parties.”

    Where did it say they draw architectural plans and drawings and go into peoples country to…

  12. Linclown
    April 6, 2019

    Channel 1.Here is what failure is 1 Winsor Park Stadium 2 Clear Harbour 834 workers 3 ScottsSeawall 4 State House 5 Yes We Care 6 New Roseau Bridge 7 School Bus Service 8 New Grammar School 9 State College 2000 students 10 E O Leblanc Highway 11 St.Aroment Bathestate link road 12 D C P reopening 13 PetroCaribe 14 NEP 3000+workers 15 YorkValley Bridge 16 JungleBay 17 New Hospital 18 FriendShip Bridge 19 Botanical Gardens road 20 $300 for people 70yrs and over 21 Free Medical care for people 60yrs and over 22 Free Medical care up to 18yrs 23 Hillsborough gardens housing scheme 24 BelvueChopin housing scheme 25 Nicholas Liverpool Highway 26 Night Landing 26 AllSaints University 27 Goodwill Winsor park link road 28 The Valley road 29 Winsor park bridge 30 Winsor park back road 31 Charles ave road 32 Soltan road 33 Portsmouth fishing complec 34 Imergency medical fund 35 Grant to farmers 36 Assistance to fishermen 37 Small business assistance 38 Kapinski Hotel 39 Cochrane road.And more.

    • truth2power
      April 8, 2019

      you forgot money for the lazy boys on the blocks to buy toyota mark X and Bikes!

    • Ibo France
      April 8, 2019

      Linclown, these are serious times; it’s no time to clown around. By any standard, by any measurement, Dominica is a FAILED STATE, PERIOD! Roads, houses and other infrastructural developments are great but these are easy to do once to can get the money in the forms of donations, loans and grants. When a government can create the economic environment for most, if not all able bodied adults, who want to work, can get a job, that is true progress. How many Dominicans work for enough money to build their own homes, live comfortably and are financially secure? What’s the percentage living below the poverty line? How many, after paying their monthly bills, can hardly buy food to last for the rest of that month? How many miss breakfast, lunch or dinner because the money is not there? Dominicans, it’s time to wake up!

    • viewsexpressed
      April 8, 2019

      Lin Clown, you are this Big clown and blind follower Skerrit has ever had. Keep on exposing your worthless Assest to the people but we know where you come from. You are trying hard to wake up a dying failing horse to run with it while U sit on back absent of its fault and cannot go that mile. You must get off that horse and let go to rest in a stable somewhere, because it has failed and you are one of those Joking Jockey who will whip the horse until you have nothing else to say or do, because you are wiping a dead, out of stamina horse and we wonder of the …….. you may have tied up in poor health in your backyard. So Lin Clown Flung, read between the lines and try to address this tune and message that you and your clown Skerrit and blind bats are in denial and act with stupidity in your comments. Skerrit must go, you people have contributed significantly to his demise. This failed hopeless, worthless Prime “Odd” Minister Must Go, Go
      We await Hon Linton & his UWP Professional…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 9, 2019

      Guy you are a real idiot, first of all if you think that Clare Waters is one of Roosevelt success you are ignorant, because they are no longer in Dominica.

      Grammar School and all was built before Roosevelt was born; commenting  on the rest of that garbage is a waste of time!

      All Saint University?Where is Ross University School of Medicine; All Saint University is unknown, how many people travels to Dominica study there?

  13. Health worker
    April 6, 2019

    Dr.Darroux as a medical Doctor tell me what have you done …apart from helping the ppl of your constituency…. What have you done to improve healthcare in Dominica as a health minister for 5 years? Julius Timothy did a better job than you.

  14. DAPossieMasse
    April 6, 2019

    For years Marigot (in close proximity of the airport), has had a problem with a functioning hospital in the area, but in less than no time, we see a middle eastern like Mansion faithfully growing up in Morne Bruce… Little wonder he is called the second coming of Jesus because of the miraculous money growth is raising the Mansion…
    So let us do a little compare and contrast.
    Americans: Wall street is booming, the economy is doing well, but only 54% are investing and benefitting from the market. At least they are wise enough to fight for Obamacare!
    Dominicans: Labour ka twavi…. but are living under unsafe houses as a result of recent hurricanes, and help is only for a few previledged reds not all of them, yet many home owners in Possie are having so much difficulty paying their mortgages because of governmental incompetence. But doh worry their children are Americans, and his wife is a US Citizen and running.. lol so hospitals in Dominica is not a necessary concern for them.

  15. MWEN
    April 6, 2019

    So you Lazy Guys are unable to blame Linton so you are now blaming Mexico for your ineptness?
    Oh my oh my… who will you blame next?

    • Lin clown
      April 6, 2019

      Channel 1,you have more Public service and Private vehicles in Dominica now.After Hurricane Maria you and your Lazy bunch of BlueBugs left Dominica for Skerrit to build.Now you all are back living off the sweat of Skerrit’s brow.Parasites In 19yrs Dr.Skerrit has been finding money to pay your Lazy Blue incompetent idiots for doing nothing.Ask your Blue Master where is the money he is receiving on behalf of UWP Team Dominica.

      • Neville
        April 8, 2019

        Red Clown, stop drinking this red KoolAid. It clearly messes with your brain and general well-being

  16. April 6, 2019

    Darroux stop pretending, there’s no sympathy for you. You and this bunch of criminals have to be dealt with in the most severe manner. You went along with everything JIM JONES proposed, in other words you are a coconspirator to all the atrocities committed against the people of Dominica.
    Be prepared to wear those prison jumpsuits.
    Bunch of demons.

    • Gary
      April 6, 2019

      Wow, what a perception to harbor in your mind, such perception is solely your ignorance, pity you.

    • Gary
      April 7, 2019

      Wow, what a perception to harbor in your mind, such perception is your ignorance, pity you.

      • Alan Smith
        April 8, 2019

        We all know that you are the Chief Red A.. Baboon who is desperate to defend the indefensible on each and every occasion. Your PM is incompetent, corrupt and a serial liar and thief. Face the facts!!!

      • Gary
        April 8, 2019

        To Alan Smith
        You have not met me but you are calling me a Baboon, wow, is this what your political partisan beliefs have done to your mind. You accusing The PM of being incompetent, corrupt, a serial liar and a thief does not make it a fact nor true just like you calling me a Baboon. Your comment just shows how silly you are with your judgment and perception.

  17. Shaka Zulu
    April 6, 2019

    Darroux is confirming what we all know. He siad now that he is leaving he is free to speak. Mr. Darroux you were elected by the people to do that and the constitution granted you the power to make final decision in you ministry. You are a miserable failure. You also indicated the gov decided to use the mexico grant for hospital. This means that mexico never promised grant fir hospital. While millions of state funds are wasted on unchecked projects and labour party campaign the government cannot find 5 million to do thier real jobs. Keep speaking freely because there will come a point when you will be needed to testify in court. What you describing above is nothing but criminal negligence and if anyone dies because there was no medical facilities in the area i suggest gov be sued. If you have any conscience to make things right you should be contrite and redeem yourself. All these ministers need to face charges.

    • Shaka Zulu
      April 6, 2019

      You get into politics to make a difference. All elected members took an oath to be loyal to Dominica and the constitution. You had the power as the minister of health to demand that funds are made available to a necessary cause. If the mimister of finance does not make funds available, especially when you know there is money for all sorts of deceptive stuff you should have stood up for the oath you took and quit. Now you are kicked out and blamed for failing the country you on public with a half as… Excuse. Thats what you get dor enabling a man who cared about himself. You guys were there thank god for pm. If you truley regret you should right the wrongs admit your sins and in the spirit of lent testify your sins. For it is only way to show you are truly sorry and help remove the scamp that has taken Dominica to the pit of begging and misery.

    • Gary
      April 7, 2019

      Why misrepresent facts, what do you hope to achieve by doing such a thing. Your blatant attempt to do such a thing can only be described as an act of stupidity, such stupidity comes from your political partisan beliefs. To suggest that, quote “This means that Mexico never promised grant for the hospital,” wow. http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/95005/mexico-co. So long for silliness

      • Neville
        April 8, 2019

        Putting your head in the sand and pretend all is well is just reckless and stupid… or perhaps are you a paid up member of the cabal? Thinking about it, in your case it must be the later!

  18. MR Hector Marie
    April 6, 2019

    so Darroux is frosted on his way out and as one who over the years had to be called all hours of the night to take people from Wesley and woodfordhill to be treated at marigot hospital as an adult after been taken there by hammock in my younger days carried by four men on their shoulders followed by my mother i think it is a disgrace that the original building was allowed to fall apart by this government while boasting of their love for Dominica. and may I ask this question without the 5 million from Mexico will a hospital be built ? where is the money from the sale of passport which seems to be the only source of income? I am sure a few persons must be turning in their graves ,like DR Reginal Armour , nurse musgrave nurse Wattyand others

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 7, 2019

      Hector boy, that night when the dynamite exploded in my hand blowing two of my fingers, and damaging another, had it not been for Marigot hospital I would have bleed to death!

      We did not have a actual doctor stationed there; nevertheless, Savarin believed to be the present president of Dominica father a pharmacists we term them dispensers then was there; hence he stopped the bleeding; after which the late Author (Saclie) Winston took me to the Portsmouth Hospital.

      Marigot Hospital saved many life’s; Roosevelt Skerrit ensured he destroy it due to his hate for Marigot and Wesley people especially.

      My grandmother and I went to the same Saclie father store in Marigot, a canoe came in the bay with bananas, when one of the Carib-men steeped out of the canoe he stepped on a broken bottle; I’ve never seen so much blood in my life, his life was saved in Marigot hospital, he was there for weeks.

      He eventually recuperated at you know Ma Powell near Tillsen!

      Eden Road!

      • MR Hector Marie
        April 8, 2019

        Telemaque you reminded me of the day I went to cut some dry wood at the spot where flamingo now has his house and the wood fell and pined my foot to the ground leaving a piece down to the soul of my feet .the young men with me could not drive but god sent my friend Bunty Saint John just as we got back to the road he rushed me to the now absent marigot hospital where the now late nurse Musgrave did surgery to remove the wood by making an incision under my foot each that was in 1961 now the scars are there to remind how important the hospital was

  19. SN
    April 6, 2019

    We are giving CBI funds to private investors to build hotels but depending on foreign handouts and loans for infrastructure development. Isn’t that asinine?

  20. Dominican
    April 6, 2019

    As a medical doctor Kenneth Darius has sworn an oath to help the sick, regardless of political affiliation so I can understand his frustration. This calling comes first, before any diplomatic or other considerations. During the parliamentary session, commencing on 1 May of 2018, mr. Skerrit told the House that his government had accrued more than E.C.149 million in an account with the national bank towards the cost of a future international airport and was depositing a further U.S.$.5 million/month for the same purpose. Why not use some of that money to rebuild a badly needed hospital in Marigot, worry about diplomatic issues later and replace the money with the grant offered by Mexico if and when it is received. Right now that money is sitting in the bank, earning interest and Marigot is desperately in need of a new hospital, not only for the local community but also for the airport.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 7, 2019

       “Darius has sworn an oath to help the sick, regardless of political”
      If that was true Darroux would not be dabbling in politics reducing himself to a puppet of Roosevelt Skerrit, one less educated than him.

      A doctor in Dominica works for peanut change: when agriculture flourished, and we referred to Bananas as Green Gold, there were illiterate farmers in my village of Wesley, making more money in a fortnight (two weeks) than the most highly government paid doctor made in a month!

      And that was combined with those who dared venture into private practice salary also.

      You see the population of Dominica is very small, a doctor in private seeing less than twenty people in a month stave; the same applies to lawyers who are not in government kissing Roosevelt behind!

      It’s all about money to Darroux, ethical oath he took politics overwhelmed him hence, he trampled on whatever he sworn.

      There are too many doctors, and lawyers per capita (equal to each individual), or per…

  21. Channel 1
    April 6, 2019

    All you in deep contemplation eh. Bunch of jokers.

    The deep contemplation y’all fellas should be involved in now is figuring out how you all in dat Labour government was able to pull of the feat of been abject failures after 19 years in government.

    The end is near.

    GOODBYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. conscious
    April 6, 2019

    Darroux at least you have made you peace with God and your conscience is clear after years of leading the people along giving them false hope. how can the government give information of hospital being built when documents are not signed.
    False hope is no hope at all. I would rather you are honest with the people and leave politics with respect.

  23. Truth
    April 6, 2019

    Way papa… It appears that Marigot people are so blasted STUPID to believe this set of ……… allu continue to send their way. Poor Dominica boy!! Poor Dominica.
    It appears our name will soon change to Dominizuela

  24. April 6, 2019

    Lazy Skerit thinks he only messing with people of Marigot life’s,He knows Marigot sit sealed already for the UWP,Skerit you’re not affecting the Marigot community only where is your pride, Lazy P M, Liar P M,

  25. April 6, 2019

    Mr.Daraux,Well said but you almost mention is lazy Skerit fault,He has money to handout for votes,He relys only on foreign countries money and use the country resources for his political agenda.He doesn’t mention Roseau enhancement Project anymore Skerit is a liar,

    • viewsexpressed
      April 7, 2019

      Can we now confirm, the hypocrisy, corruption, rapid Bobol, ineptitude, lying, insignificant others, highly failed Prime “Odd” Minister Skerrit and his useless feared bunch of 18 Ministers we have tolerated fo over 18 years? Darroux has come out, the bottom of the corruption bucket is now exposed and more in that corrupt Cabinet will begin to excruciate one by one to read the lies, bobol, corruption over the 18 years. You all better come cleans as early as Dr. Darroux or else yo will held in contempt of court of the knowingly abuse of states funds. Thank God for Hon Lenox Linto who discovered the Bin and Fertilizer Bobol that Skerrit and his bunch of failed lairs lied and lied and that Lenox is this and Lennox is that that, and when our decent servant Hon. Linton brought the evidence e these corrupt about clowns shouted it was a “mistake”, attempting to protect their failed immature Skerrit, that Odd Minister with this bunch of silly acolyte on DNO defending. The truth has got…

  26. Neville
    April 6, 2019

    He has already been sidelined by Skerrit but he still has to lie for him. OMG

  27. Ibo France
    April 6, 2019

    Dr. Darroux will leave a sordid record behind having retired from politics. He will be known as a COLOSSAL FAILURE having presided over the WORST state of healthcare in the history of Dominica. He will carry this dubious record to his grave. Good riddance next election!

    • viewsexpressed
      April 7, 2019

      I disagree with you r comments, with al respect. To walk out of this dirty corrupt Skerrit Labour government will be the most honourable thing that Dr. Darroux will achieve. Run away form Skerrit people as far as yo can get. this is a very dangerous regime, ran blindly by a very incompetent Odd Minister.
      Dr. Darroux is not stained, Skerrit who will be stained for life, for the indecent way he has ruled this suffering Dominica that he has created with se nefarious bind bats so called friends in and outside of the arena of government. This is the worse PM, worse Political party in Dominica. Shame on Skerrit, Astaphans, and the rest of the bind DNO crew who write and pen BS Nonsense protecting the thievery of this corrupt Labour government and its failed immature Skerrit. these people must go and get lost, you all are failures, big Time. Skerrit, his failed political clowns and blind loyalists must go, get out and leave us alone. Go mind all you corrupt Funky Business. Shame on you all

  28. Ibo France
    April 6, 2019

    Dr. Darroux is so evasive on such an important issue, it’s no wonder he cannot deliver anything of worth. This government relies too much on the generosity and benevolence of friendly governments to fund everything for them whether it be roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, you name it. A hospital in Marigot is a MUST. This is no time to play political dodgeball with the people’s lives. Instead of focusing on essential issues that make a world of difference in people’s lives, Sherrit and crew main focus is to pass questionable legislation in parliament to hold on to power. This is another reason to vote them out because they are least concerned about the citizens’ wellbeing. Self-interest is their main driving force, their number one motivator. The country can take no more of this government’s shenanigans and ineptness.

  29. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    April 6, 2019

    Man stop being a liar!

    How can you be frustrated for lack of progress on building a hospital facility which a foreign government ” the government of Mexico” has already given the government of Dominica every dime required to build the hospital?

    Where are the millions a poor nation like Mexico, where there are people in Tijuana Mexico one (150) miles South of Los Angeles, bordered with San Diego are still living in shacks sleeping on dirt floors in the twenty-first century?

    There are people in El Passo Mexico living in much more poverty than many in Dominica, in spite of that Mexico government dose not give free house, apartments to its citizens; the money which was given to Dominica, and misappropriated could be used in Mexico.

    People like you and Roosevelt are into spite, and political victimization.

    For as long as Labor in government led by Roosevelt Skerrit, there will never be a hospital built in the village of Marigot; nor will an International Airport built in…

  30. Bro Dee
    April 5, 2019

    The amount of kickback and gratuities taken by this administration’s ministers from the country’s purse, for their own pocket enrichment, would have been enough to construct the hospital, police stations, health centers, roads, and other infra-structure on the island. Developing the island is no longer a priority but a disguise for some of these unethical vipers. It appears that the norm is to make endless promises, win the base with monetary gifts, while proper planning, sound economic policy development, sound management and ethical practices are passing clouds. At one time, the island boasts of a promising health care system, envied by other Caribbean islands, a thriving agricultural sector, a thriving small industrial sector. Today, there is very little to show…except of course luxury vehicles and homes by ministers, and the “reputable passport sale program.” One only needs to observe our enterprising educate brains finding employment elsewhere after exhaustive search…

  31. Locs Girl
    April 5, 2019

    IF the HEALTH MINISTER is FRUSTRATED, imagine the PATIENTS that it should be taking care of. How long will it take for that design now?

  32. Rest In PEACE
    April 5, 2019

    I announce the POLITICAL death of Dr. Kenneth Darroux, whose political dream was put to death by Roosevelt Skerrit. He has left the mourn ALL nurses and doctors of the PMH, the Marigot hospital, the Portsmouth Hospital and all health centers on island. Dr. Darroux was ‘frustrated’ by lack of progress on Marigot Hospital, as he as a trained medical doctor allowed the fake doctor Skerrit to use him to send many Dominicans home, to meet their Father, before time.
    The political funeral Service of Dr. Darroux will take place at the $32 million dollar State palace he allowed Skerrit to build for one man, while he, Skerrit and the DLP could not get money to build the Marigot hospital that served the airport and the entire North East, from Calibishie to Castle- Bruce, though the Mexican government promised them a grant of USD$5 million dollars. The Burial of Dr. Darroux took place on Feb. 17, 2019 in Wesley, close to the Marigot hospital, when Skerrit announced Marva Williams as candidate

    • Ibo France
      April 6, 2019

      Great political satire! You will have many more funerals to announce after the upcoming elections. Stay tuned.

  33. marcus
    April 5, 2019

    This seems like a frustrated and also disappointed man who has been bamboozle by the heartless prime minister. The wickedness against the people of Marigot is against the people of Dominica,and it is manifested in that press conference.

  34. Ghetto youths voice
    April 5, 2019

    You aint frustrated because of no lack of progress on the marigot hospital. Stop pretending You are frustrated because you’re about to be discarded from the prime minister selected candidates. For years you all have been victimizing marigot because we are not supporters of the dominica labour party. Every thing his its time and place under the sun. Enjoy you all glory days but this to shall come to and end. You all fail to hear the plite of the underpreviledge ppl of this country. I leave u all in the hands of almighty he knws best.

    • Ibo France
      April 6, 2019

      Ghetto youth, I hear you loud and clear. The voice of the people is the voice of God. When a government treats people with such disdain, it is slamming the door in the face of God. Do as much as is humanly possible to help yourselves (Margot people) for God help them who help themselves. While there’s life, there’s hope.

  35. %
    April 5, 2019

    These DLP politicians, including the 13 novices lazy Skerrit has brought on board have the heart of the devil..! While they can fly to Timbocktu for health care,those they are fooling every election cycle mean nothing to them.. Labourites especially those of you who are one foot in, one be foot out, take note of what Skerrit has done to this once mighty party!!! Don’t stay on a cursed sinking ship with Skerrit, the earlier you get out the better. Skerrit loves only Skerrit,and this MARIGOT hospital scenario says it all ..
    He, Skerrit is presently a politically wounded man, steering at defeat at the polls, let the wicked man drown alone!
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

    • Ibo France
      April 6, 2019

      Your passion for fairness and equity is quite conspicuous in your many posts. Keep on fighting the good fight despite the naysayers and detractors. Your fight has resonated with the majority. When you speak truth to power always expect a backlash, especially from those DLP parasites who sponge off the Red Clinic.

  36. %
    April 5, 2019

    Your nice talk now does not fool me!! You were in there part and parcel of the cabal, you could have said and done more, but you followed Skerrit and lied to the people,you were insensitive and bereft of love just as Skerrit, even to you all own supporters in the district. Wicked men!!! What a Wicked Party!!! That’s why Skerrit discarded you like an old rejected grapefruit! You and the others he ditched,should all shut the hell up now ..You all are useless in the entire scheme of things!!
    The protest should take another phase…Intensify it!!!
    Darroux is useless now,puffing shameful air!
    What a let down!!!
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

    • Ibo France
      April 6, 2019

      We would not fall for Darroux’s crocodile tears. He doesn’t care one iota about the suffering people. Read between the lines of the statements he made. He wanted to leave an impeccable legacy before he was forced, by Sherrit, to bow out of politics. So, it’s all about him. Imagine that! It was not that I wanted to provide the people of Margot and the surrounding communities with the best healthcare so that they could live long fruitful lives. He agonized about protecting his legacy as a minister. How vain and insensitive. Good riddance!

  37. viewsexpressed
    April 5, 2019

    Darroux, I feel your pain and listened to you closely on the news. My advice is for you to kick the bucket and get away, run away from this failed Skerrit. You are a professional. You have options to work anywhere with you background. Skerrit is loose and after politics we are wondering if he will be considered as this intellectual, which I am convinced that he is not. This man has sufficiently destroyed our Domininca and no one in government can stop him, but faithfully promotes, encourage and ably support him in this abyss and poor governance.

  38. Bwa-Banday
    April 5, 2019

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: boy look lies, you hear lies. Where is Matt when you need him to play the tune “Teacher Percy say when you tell a lie” :mrgreen: :mrgreen: . The sad thing about it is that Darroux came from a once upon a time patriotic family and protege of Eddison and the UWP. You see what corruption does to men when they fail to put country first! Darroux rest assured we shall NEVER forget. Good riddance.

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