Dominica and China sign 8th phase of agreement to modernize agricultural sector

From left: Mr. Sun Haojie (PRC) and Minister Fidel Grant (Dominica) sign the agreement

The Ministry of Blue and Green Economy, Agriculture and National Food Security of the Commonwealth of Dominica and The Suntime International Techno-economic Cooperation (Group) Co. Ltd of the People’s Republic of China have signed the implementation agreement for the Eighth Phase of China Aid Dominica Agricultural Technical Cooperation Agreement.

The Agreement seeks to strengthen the friendly relationship between the two countries, promote the development of agricultural technology in Dominica, restore and establish an agricultural technology extension system and an agricultural demonstration area, promote practical agricultural technology and high-tech innovation in Dominica, and improve the living standards of the people through agricultural development.

Over the years, and in the past seven phases, the Government of China has provided tremendous support to the sector through the Agricultural Technical Cooperation Project.

In this Eighth Phase, the implementation agreement for which was signed on Tuesday, March 9, 2022, more demonstration farms, training, equipment, input support and machinery will be provided. Under this Agreement, preparations will be made for equipping the Agriculture Science Complex Building and designing the human resource plan.

Hon. Fidel Grant Minister for Blue and Green Economy, Agriculture & National Food Security and Mr. Sun Haojie represented the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica and the Government of the People’s Republic of China, respectively.

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  1. RastarMarn
    March 14, 2022

    DNO can we see a copy of that agreement???

    Wonder how them ChinaMan dem Modernize their agriculture,,,

    RastarMarn Doh trust that move there you know,,,

    So if dem ChinaMan dem still have issues with their modernization after 30 years what allyou think they can come tell Dominicans about theres???

    RastarMarn Suspect is Dominica’s abundance of Dominica’s Sweet water dem ChinaMan dem coming after yeah,,,

    Look out!!!

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  2. I Lie?
    March 14, 2022

    The term sovereign nation is very much a relative term. No nation, big or small, can go it alone and survive in this dog eat puppy world. Unfortunately alliances are required to be relavant and viable. As much as I abhor neo-colonialism and imperialism, it is unrealistic to expect small developing countries like Dominica to thrive in isolation.

    Ultimately it comes comes to picking your poison or the lesser of many evils when deciding which “big” nation to partner with. Nation friendship always comes at a huge residual cost with the smaller and less affluent countries left holding the short end of the stick. In the end, countries like Dominica end up giving up their national birthright and future for a bowl of soup.

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  3. Lin clown
    March 14, 2022

    That is the thing with crooks,terrorists and traitors.They tell Dominicans about Monfared but not about All Masari and Christopher Skase.They talk about agreements between China and Dominica but never mention the fact that the same China is America #1 trading partner,and that America owe China $1.1 trillion more than any other country.These crooks never mention America has trained Dominican police Militarily and the firearms they carry are American made.China has never trained our police nor supplied then with arms.And for the Marijuana planters and Smokers,it was America who sprayed pesticide and all kinds of chemicals in the Dominican atmosphere.HYPOCRITES.China gave use the stadium,Roseau hospital,Grammar school and E O Leblanc highway.America gives us arms,ammunition,and traitors trying to bring down the government.

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  4. dissident
    March 13, 2022

    De 8th phase of an agreement to modernize agriculture?
    It would be interesting to know when that agreement actually started!
    Looking at where agriculture is currently…… you telling me we actually have an agreement to modernize agriculture with the Chinese!!!?
    De work dat has been going on in de One Mile agriculture station by de Chinese is geared to modernize our agriculture?
    Skerrit……if you fool around with this and throw fake promises at de people and end up benefiting de Chinese this economy will sink further……. your legacy!!!!

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  5. Mei Daba
    March 13, 2022

    Skerrit and China make a perfect match. They both know how to use the weak and vulnerable to accomplish their abuse. So China knows Skerrit is weak, scared and vulnerable so they are just using Skerrit to do their dirty work and to them they know they have the greedy, corrupt and unwise Skerrit hostage. The same is true with Skerrit. He put Dominicans to their knees by destroying our banana industry , getting rid of Ross and putting policies in place to ensure business places that use to hire many Dominicans like Brisbane are gone. So now he building apartments and homes all over the country for Dominicans that are weak and vulnerable knowing full well he will kick them out of those buildings if they vote against him. As Dominicans are held hostage by Skerrit so too is Dominica held hostage by China

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  6. Trouble I See
    March 13, 2022

    DNO you seem to know a lot about agreements signed between Skerrit and China; but can you please tell us or can anyone tell us if it is true that Dominica and Syria sighed any deal this past week especially with news that Syrian soldiers joined forces this past weak with Russia to fight against Ukraine? People please read this

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    • Possie Direct
      March 13, 2022

      @ Trouble I see let the media keep highlighting all fake news of Skerrit and pay no attention to the danger he putting the country in. I hope when the fire comes on us we will have enough water and resources to put it out. For the life of me I cannot understand why would Dominica go and sign relations with Syria almost the same day Syria armed forces went to fight with Russia against Ukraine and the west and our local media is saying nothing about that signing. This is just pure madness

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      • Ibo France
        March 13, 2022

        This is the cardinal problem in Dominica. The media, more particular DNO, acts like an echo-chamber for the incumbent unscrupulous regime.

        The country’s nose is being bruised and bloodied by one man and his surrogates. Not a word of caution nor admonition from DNO, Kairi, DBS and other media houses. They just act as a conduit to pipe the sickening propaganda of Skerit’s maladministration to the homes of every citizen at home and in the diaspora.

        DNO boasts about being IIT (Independent, Immediate, Trusted). Independent? Trusted? It’s joke they joking !

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    • Beta
      March 14, 2022

      Any rogue state and dictator is an automatic friend of the Dominican dictator. Since he has absolutely nothing to offer these rogues one has to believe that only his passports they are after. Imagine, our passports in the hands of Syrians, Iranians, Russians and other international undesirables.

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  7. Ahab & Jazebel
    March 13, 2022

    Two countries I don’t trust, two communist countries and two countries I don’t want to associate myself with. Unfortunately I was born in Dominica, the most Evil and corrupt island of the Caribbean. We were a lovely country until Ahab decided to make China his God. I don’t know why he didn’t give birth to his two children in China instead of the US. But I guess Ahab knows his bones will finish in US prison so he thinks his US Children will cause them the US to shorten his jail time

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  8. Alicia PINARD
    March 12, 2022

    Dominica is getting to close with China, in the long run this Will affect other generations.
    I understand we need developement but china CAN’T be trusted.

    China see’s in Dominica what Dominicans can’t see in Dominica , POTENTIAL…..

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  9. March 12, 2022

    Dominicans should be [wary] of any agreements singed between the Governments of China and Dominica and one should be cautious especially with the play of words “promote practical agricultural technology and high-tech innovation”. Genetically modified agriculture produce may be the fancy of the Chinese people who have a huge population to feed, that’s not for our people except the purpose is for exportation to China. Strange nowhere in the agreement was mention made of access roads for the farmers, which should be first and foremost; according to the DLP mantra “hotels before airport”.

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  10. kubulol
    March 12, 2022

    I must say that I am very worried
    DA is becoming increasingly dependent on China.
    China is doing the same thing in many other poor countries around the world ( above all in Africa ) in order to indirectly take their control and expand their own empire.
    It’s a new form of colonialism
    These dependent countries then have no choice but to vote alongside China at the UN and to accept the rules of this totalitarian regime in every sectors (economy, politic, … )

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    • lmckoy
      March 13, 2022

      In any international agreement, each country has the responsibility to look out for its own interests; Dominica should be astute enough to do likewise.

  11. Hardlysoft
    March 12, 2022

    looking forward to more details as relates to what exactly is in the package. Currently, it seems like we are basically reinstating what existed previously under the Dominica-Taiwan arrangement. We still seem to be at this age-old stage of receiving general assistance from these foreign interests, something which the Gov’t should be comfortable providing to farmers at this time.
    Specific assistance is required in the area of value addition exploring the various output we can get from our local raw materials. such as extracting fibers to make environmentally friendly packaging, clothing, etc.
    We would also need specific machinery with the requisite training to ensure local capacity building. These machines should be able to facilitate peeling of produce, cutting, and shredding for primary processing. Machines that could also help create flour and related products such as pasta commercially using local produce.
    This approach will ensure sustainable livelihoods and independence.

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  12. derp
    March 11, 2022

    Would be nice if we all could READ what they are signing!??

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  13. Jey Jey
    March 11, 2022

    WOW Mee Dey Barr un payee nou. “China wants to Improve the Living Standards of the people of Dominica.” Meanwhile degrading the living standards of their own people? I’m I missing something here? Soon Dominicans will be growing their own rice and making soy sauce. :lol: :lol: :lol: This is another way of getting more Chinese in our country to learn how we grow our food. Skerrit knows why he killed the agricultural sector. It was to let thousands of local Chinese farmers in our country. Do we really need more Chinese people in our country to mess up our soil? This is a technical move by the Chinese to take more land for free. SKERRIT MUST GO, AND GO NOW.

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    • Ibo France
      March 13, 2022

      The Chinese see a fool (Skerrit) and is riding him like a beast of burden. An elephant will never agree to have a mutual relationship with a mouse. They are incompatible. Both have nothing in common.

      Dominica has to pay through its nose to get things intermittently from China. At the same time, Dominica has made itself a mega shopping mall for Chinese unhealthful food, defective electronics and counterfeit goods.

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  14. Me
    March 11, 2022

    What happened to the preceding seven phases?

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  15. Ibo France
    March 11, 2022

    The DOTARD along with his exceptionally corrupt regime, just how they used the term ‘resilient’ when it was popular to do so, is now using the fashionable slogans -blue, green and orange economies. What they failed to mention is the DARK ECONOMY Dominica is presently experiencing.

    Dominica has been practically re-colonised. This isn’t official as yet but China is large and in charged in Dominica. Roosevelt is just an errand boy of Xi. China uses Dominica as dumping ground for its poor, quality goods and defective electronic products. While small local businesses are withering away from the landscape of Dominica, Chinese businesses are flourishing everywhere.

    Truth be told, Dominicans are now soon to become second class citizens in the land of their birth. Mandarin will soon become the main official language of Dominica in short order.

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    • lmckoy
      March 14, 2022

      “While small local businesses are withering away from the landscape of Dominica, Chinese businesses are flourishing everywhere.” No one is forced to buy from a specific shop, Dominicans buy where they chose, so why are local businesses withering away while the Chinese businesses flourish? In other words, why are Dominicans not buying from local businesses, as you have implied?

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