The Commonwealth of Dominica and the People’s of Republic of China signed an agreement for visa-free travel between the two countries on Monday 22.
Prime Minister of Dominica, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit and His Excellency Lin Xianjiang, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Commonwealth of Dominica, signed the new protocols, which apply to Dominica passport-holders of all categories.
The visa-free agreement takes immediate effect.
Prime Minister Skerrit said the Agreement on Mutual Visa Exemption will enhance relations between China and Dominica.
“This clearly is a special dispensation and consideration, which China is granting especially in this pandemic period and so we are even more grateful for the signing of this agreement.
“These bilateral relations are entrenched in our recognition that there is but one China. And as we have said many times, Dominica will assist, where it can, in the peaceful reunification of China,” Mr. Skerrit commented.
China’s new Ambassador to Dominica, His Excellency Lin Xianjiang, presented his credentials to the President, His Excellency Charles A. Savarin, on Monday.
“We want to push our bilateral relations to new heights and to facilitate international travel between our two peoples. I wish, with this agreement coming into effect, that the bilateral relations can be heightened further, the people to people exchanges can be made closer and we can bring our friendship to a new level,” he said at the signing ceremony.
Dominica and China formally established diplomatic relations in March 2004.
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Gary, be ADVISED. This is OUR GOVERNMENT, OUR DOMINICA and our distinguished PEOPLE.
Gary, you’re confusing Your Fantasy with absolutely no Meaningful concept about the state of our People, and this Failed incompetent sitting LABOUR GOVERNMENT. There is absolutely no on-going needed Socio-Economic Development Concept towards the peoples development and upliftment of our people, families and ongoing poverty of our people?
This ongoing Skerrit’s RED CLINIC is Shameful, meaning that Skerrit lacks Leadership and the purpose of Socio-Economic Development Concept and the leadership of good Governance, Meaningful Leadership of our government and Country. The DLP “Red CLINIC” Fiasco Skerrit knows absolutely nothing of Socio-Economic Development but continues with this Failed Loyalty “RED CLINIC” Fiasco.
This “Ridiculous Thoughts” must stop. This is NOT Professional. Skerrit has no concept NOR VISIONARY of what it takes towards creating Jobs & Socio-Development of our People &…
After some serious considerations the Most Hight revealed to RatarMarn:
This treaty is not to give Dominicans access to China but it’s to give the ChinaMan Access to Dominica,,,
But doh worry Dem ChinaMan skin just as thin as them Albinos,,,
Just like them Albinos them ChinaMan Dem cannot stand the closeness to the Sun and their skin will start popping like those Albinos’,,,
Are you not confusing your fantasy of reason with a revelation from the most high. There is nothing in your comment that makes it a revelation from the most high. Your comment is so insensitive, do you think that is a quality of expression from the most high. Where is the love and brotherhood towards another being like you, isn’t that supposed to be the main teaching of RastarMarn, It is one thing to say who you are and to live what you represent to be, so long for your revelation RastarMarn.
Well Mr prime minister you’ve just opened up the gates of hell. I feel sorry for Dominicans. You mean to tell me these disease spreading and inventing people will be free to flood Shores of Dominica.
Well well we finish
The Chinese will not flood the shores of Dominica, just as they have not flooded the shores of 10 other Caribbean islands with which China has visa-free agreements. Especially now, when COVID restrictions make international travel impossible or very difficult.
But you are right about the gates of hell. However, it will not come from China, but from COVID vaccines. You expected it from one side, and it came from the other. The vaccine is the mark of the beast and everyone who takes it will go to hell.
Ravet pa jamais ni raison douvant poule.
To be honest We only Respect China as a country. On the other hand this is a designed questionable ONE RED So called CHINESE BRUTAL Communistic PARTY. This us NOT where I Wish to be.
Skerrit, it is time that you openly untilise our commited, dedicated, hard working distinguished Experienced Commited professionals in our Dominica’.
Skerrit, open your blind eyes and most importantly you appear to be lost, Outdated, lack thoughts and Socio-Economic DEVELOPMENT after years in office as PRIME MINISTER towards the meaningful Plan, Research the Concept of Socio-Economic Development towards the most needed development of the obvious absence and lack of any form of current Failed on- going meaningful development concept on-going in our oudated Dominica.
The message Skerrit is that you and your Failed Labour Party Government has FAILED us Meaning that you’re Just NOT PRIME MINISTER MATERIAL. Your behaviour in office as PM is just this on-going Pappyshow, Fanfare, Clownish 🤡 POLITICAL Game…
Now I really wish I was a Carib Indian Kalinago. Then I would know for sure that our Territory is not for sale; and we wouldn’t trust any Paleface again. Woya woya Kiowa Hawahr…
What’s the issue with SKERRIT? For the past years we have been waiting to hear and see meaningful development implementation towards Socioeconomic Development Concept towards meaningful development for our PEOPLE, our Dominica and concepts of meaningful Socio-Economic DEVELOPMENT that we have NOT Seen nor heard of. Skerrit is happy that to date under this government what has he done to promote his Idiocy of meaningful Development rather buy loyalty using our Hard earned States Funds and created, magnified this debateable Blind “RED CLINIC” just to “politically Gain Fame”, appears to buy loyalty through the States resources referred to as “This “RED CLINIC”. This is shameful when the SOCIAL SERVICES of the WELFARE DIVISION is still operational and Functional with dedicated, professional Welfare Officer. It’s time we take back our government from this Failed, Immature Incompetent, Visionless Skerrit sitting as PRIME (ODD) MINISTER. We Need Good Government, Governance & sound…
Welcome China!! I guess we will no longer have 80,000 people in DA we will be in the millions. Free entry. I wonder how many people will be going to China from DA?
I will strongly advised my DOMINICAN people to stay away from China. THIS Brutal Inhuman Communistic System upon our people and others. China and it’s BRUTALITY don’t Promote FUNDAMENTAL “DEMOCRACY”, that is the People’s RIGHTS of the Chinese People to FREE SPEECH, Religion, and happiness.
CHRISTIANITY and the Freedom of the RIGHTS of All Chinese people. It is their Fundamental RIGHTS. Mr. Chinese Premier, leader of your people who deserve their FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS. Stop this INHUMAN Communist Disgusting Disrespectful Shameful Brutal Inhuman RIGHTS. Do have RESPECT for ALL the PEOPLE of CHINA, including your Team.
China Go clean up your backyard and be that DEMOCRATIC CHINA and NOT this distasteful closed door BRUTAL INHUMAN SYSTEM run by this closed on-going ridiculous behaviour upon your people. Wake Up you OUTDATED CHINA BRUTAL INHUMAN Communist Disgusting Disrespectful Shameful Brutal behaviour upon your own CHINESE PEOPLE. This is NOT Human.it’s Disrespectful Shameful Brutal BLIND One PARTY Out-Dated ANIMALISTIC CHINESE Government. It’s time that this ROGUE CHINESE BRUTAL INHUMAN Communist Party must get the Hell Out of this Brutal One Party Rubbish “imposed upon the people of China”. We call on your PREMIER and His government of China to have that level of RESPECT, and the ‘RIGHTS and DIGNITY” of ALL the CHINESE PEOPLE.
The Chinese People Are also Human Beings and Must be RESPECTED by this BRUTAL INHUMAN Communist Disgusting Disrespectful Shameful BRUTAL, CHINESE Leader and Government.
The People of CHINA MUST be RESPECTED by this BRUTAL Incompetent CHINA Government.
Nothing against the Chinese but I would expect to see more coming to DA due to execution of this agreement.
The curtains are coming down. The final screws in the coffin? Skerrit has always been working in China’s best interest. All the apartments he is building all over the island has always been for Chinese in the long run. No wonder he is not giving anyone certificate if title. Laborites thinking is their house but nothing is yours without a title. So right now Skerrit is using those apartments as a gun over the heads of people so they must continue to vote for him. When he becomes president and Vince becomes his prime minister for a short time we will see how fast people will ask to pay a rent they know they can’t afford and those Chinese will stat to come down like red ants. Skerrit doesn’t want to become president just because of immunity from prosecution but also to be able to deliver Dominica unto China once and forever. Just wait and you will see how fast that kabar power will use that power to turn on you. I see something nasty coming down on all you
Welcome to the new province of china, Dominica-xi.
Where will be that Province be located….in your backyard? No Chinese Province in Dominica’ or the Caribbean. CHINA is a BRUTAL INHUMAN Communist Party. They need to get rid of this Failed Incompetent Brutal Inhuman GOV’T. Communistic is an Outdated Brutal System. People’s Rights need to be Safe and Respected.
We in our Nature Island 🏝️ welcome all soon from all over the world to visit and appreciate our Beautiful Nature Island, Dominica.
We are a sound DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC Government and Open, Transparent, Democracy appreciated and knowledgeable of this concept. Our people must continue to work in the interest of All of our Dominican People and welcome visitors and professionals to our Unique Nature Island Dominica🏝️.
Our people and everyone all over the World are invited to see our beautiful, welcoming, Scenry Nature Island. EVERYONE is Welcomed to visit our Nature Island 🙂🏝️ Dominica. ISLE of BEAUTY.
BLESSINGS 🙏. To ALL🏝️🌻. We Welcome YOU!
APRES BONDIE CE LATER. AMEN!
Dominicans have plenty of patients. But I see Chinese running back to where they came from when patience runs out.
There are SOOOO many Dominicans going to China right now !!! Thanks God Skerro remove the visa requirements for his people tan .
Why does Dominica need such an agreement? Who benefits most from it? China is bank rolling out airport. Which we cannot pay back for.
Is that an Avenue fir China to flood Dominica with Chinese in the future so that they can dominate the country at some later stage?
I do my know.
It all looks suspicious.
What does Skerrit know about China and Taiwan?
Is he just a voice at the UN Supportong China yo cover his misdeeds?
We will see.
Remember the late Patrick Roland John. He was another dreamer, ready to sell Dominica for his own enrichment.
Skerrit is no different.
Response to your opening question, Dominica need this agreement the same reason why many other Countries around the world and the region, it adds value to their Passports. It is beneficial to Dominica, convenient access to the Country with second-largest economy in the world. The airport has not even being built or completed, but you are making such ludicrous claims. Do you know this for sure that China is bankrolling the Construction of the airport, wow. Your claims, “Is that an Avenue for China to flood Dominica with Chinese in the future so that they can dominate the country at some later stage.” how do you arrive at such thing. Look around the world, and see how Countries are dominated, is it done by the method you are proclaiming. I just think that such opinion is the typical cliché rhetoric compounded with your political partisan beliefs.
This is the begging of the China take over agreement signed in the secret MOU Skerrit signed with China and to date he hasn’t and will not make it known to us. Let’s not forget that it all started when Skerrit was a junior minister when it’s alleged that he had a secret meeting with China in Barbados and when Pierro got to know about it it’s alleged that he wanted to fire Skerrit but didn’t because he only had a one seat majority. Needless to say that Pierro didn’t live much longer after that and Skerrit became PM .
Since then we see Skerrit get rid of Ross University after 40 years here , since China and US don’t co-exist. Then we see Skerrit building apartments all over and not giving certificate of title. For now it’s to force people to vote for him but the bigger plan I believe is for the China takeover.
Now he is in the process of making Vince Henderson PM for him to become President. That is the final step of the China takeover people and the worst will be upon us soon
We need to advise Skerrit and this Robust CHINESE BRUTAL Communistic PARTY out of our government. It’s ok to recognise each country with the necessary to Respect meaning that DEMOCRACY and A DEMOCRATIC Chinese Country and Government we wish to see in China and not this Nonsensical Ridiculous Brutal RED Communistic CHINESE Government. We don’t recognize the functioning of this CHINESE BRUTAL GOVERNMENT. The People of CHINA must be RESPECTED by this BRUTAL one PARTY CHINESE Government. Respect is due to all to have and cherish their Fundamental RIGHTS and DIGNITY and NOT follow this disgusting, inhuman Communistic CHINESE BRUTAL INHUMAN Communist Disgusting Disrespectful Shameful Chinese Premier and its Incompetent Irrelevant Visionless Government.
We need to our Freedom, democracy and Human Freedom in its democracy for the people of China, it’s their country to be respected. All’s well.
Is there a take-over agreement with China,wow, how do you arrive at such thing. Why you guys keep repeating such nonsense regarding the MOU between China and Dominica, the matter before us is a repeat of the same mischievous allegations the UWP has done with the with MOU signed between Dominica and China, a secret deal. Your silly assumptions are worthless recycle allegations.
Did The PM really get rid of Ross University. Did China play a role in Ross leaving Dominica, wow. Why should you be believed writing such nonsense, when you cannot even understand the relationship between China and The US, saying “China and US don’t co-exist” if that is your understanding be it, it is the same as the all the other things you believe, be content with what you believe.
An election is in the air so as we have seen in the past there is some anouncement with China. Since 2004 what has been the net export revenue of goods and services to china? What has been the impact of Chinese tourists to our economy? Did the tour operators, taxi drivers restaurants, craft industry cultural industry see any boost. Did any of our artist go fill a stadium in China to perform? What was the economic impact of the road, the hospital and stadium? Did we see a influx of revenue that trickled down to Social security our banks and small businesses? Today we cannot afford to maintain these infrastructure without selling passports. We saw increase Chinese takeover of local market and assets. Is that what it has been all about? The only beneficiary is RS hold and concentration of power. Since PM so keen on the one china policy i must ask, does that include Dominica? Cause he certainly takes it more seriously than our pledge anthem and constitution.
We, Dominica on a whole, are officially a Pawn utilized by China on its quest to global dominance.
This news doesn’t matter much to Dominicans resident in the country at this time, just like the UN Ambassador bragging that she had established relationships with about 100 countries on behalf of the country, big deal. Those passport buying citizens are the ones who will see the real benefits of this move. Once again the real bread and butter issues of citizens, to help them lift themselves up by their own bootstraps are none existent. This “Red Clinic”, NEP mirage is not going to suffice. If things were going great then the truckers wouldn’t have to be in the predicament that they are in whilst capital projects are ongoing. Note, Chinese are racist towards Blacks. Not because a few are in the country doesn’t mean they will start liking black people. To date they have many privileges in Dominca and we can’t let the government give away the country for the benefit of a very few.
Big deal, they own us already.
I wonder what took so long most of the other islands with friendly relations have had this waiver for years
Good morning derp
You say “most of the other islands with friendly relations have had this waiver for years” Can you please tell us 3 of these island who have had this waiver for years? If you say “most” it should be easy to name just 3. Can you please give the names of 3?
1) Antigua and Barbuda
7) Saint Kitts and Nevis
9) British Virgin Islands
10) Turks and Caicos Islands
Where is Peng Shuai ?
Peng has gone to meet Pong to play Ping-Pong.
The Chinese come to Dominica for two main reasons. They engage in grabbing some of Dominica’s choicest pieces of land. Also, to sell their poor quality products and unhealthful foods.
In any relationship, the world’s most populous dictatorship would always take advantage of a country that is not even as much as a speck on the world map. This relationship is strictly neo-colonial in nature. Although not exactly similar, look at Hong Kong now, a once thriving democracy is now a dark shadow of itself under Chinese rule.
This means more jobs for the Chinese and fewer jobs for native Dominicans. Look at every project that is done by the Chinese in Dominica. How many locals can you count working on each of these projects?
Under Skerrit’s stewardship, Dominica as we knew it to be, is rapidly disappearing as Chinese influence is becoming overwhelming. Sickening!!!!
I know for certain that the Honorable Linton will fix all that BS. What is it in China that would want Dominicans to go there? Where people aren’t free, a place where there’s suffering and child labor and racism against black peoples. This guy skeritt is setting Dominica up for trouble and maybe a civil war. When will we stand up to this hater of our beloved country? When will we put an end to his Wilde ego and corruption? The situation is getting worse and worse and we have no leaders with spine and backbone to take our country back. I’m ready to answer the call whatever it may be. I’m tired of seeing Dominica being given to foreigners; or may I say, sold to foreigners while skeritt gets richer and richer. I’m tiered of that. Dominica belongs to me too. I’m against foreigners taking what belongs to me. If no one is willing to help us here at home, then we need to seek help from elsewhere. Where is the spirit of Nelson Mandela? Where are the spirits of our ancestors? Rise Up!!
Are we now officially a colony? So many of them I thought they already had visa waiver. Well they got you signing while you are vulnerable under covid expenses?
A new low for Dominica.
The people of Taiwan have the right to self determination.
The people of Hong Kong are being repressed and locked up.
The Uyghur people are subject to concentration camps and genocide.
The Internet is strictly controlled and subject to extreme censorship throughout China.
The Chinese Communist party considers the Dalai Lama to be a terrorist.
And Skerrit thinks all of that is just fine.
Can Dominicans afford to travel to China? All this means is more Chinese walking into Dominica carte blanche!
“We want to push our bilateral relations to new heights and to facilitate international travel between our two peoples. I wish, with this agreement coming into effect, that the bilateral relations can be heightened further, the people to people exchanges can be made closer and we can bring our friendship to a new level,” Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit. This man really believes that there are gains for Dominicans from this? No sir, there will only be gains for Chinese! Dominicans cannot even afford to travel the Caribbean, far less China! On the NEP salary?
Can someone please educate this man that Chinese do not like Black people!
When we were in Shanghai, people treated us with great interest, asked us to take pictures with them. No one humiliated or insulted us as foreigners, unlike in Europe. When we were on the bus from Germany to Belgium, a German man did not want to sit next to us. And this has never happened in China.
Dominicans can work in China as English teachers for $1,000-$2,000 a month. The school also can pay for tickets. This is a huge chance, especially for young university graduates for whom difficult to find their first job.
Of course, now is a different time (The End Time) and travel between countries will not be the same as it was before. I think not many Chinese will be able to come to Dominica because of COVID travel restrictions. The Government of Dominica believes that this is temporary. But it’s not. Therefore, this whole discussion does not make any sense.
You are a corrupt day dreamer, nothing more nothing less!
This will be quite handy for when the international airport is up and running. We should get an influx of Chinese visitors to help boost our tourism sector, especially the hotel industry. It is about time we stop relying solely on American and European tourists. I can now go and visit the Great Wall of China hassle free. Yippee!!!
Eagle eyed with blinkers = limited view, not to speak of outlook.
Eagle-Eyed, what wishy-washy nonsense, that you can now go to visit China hassle free. Before this agreement you could, if you could afford to, go to visit China once you had your necessary documents. There are no direct flights to China from Dominca, so I don’t know what rubbish you are referring to.
Dear Jonathan Y St Jean, you can’t imagine how difficult to get a Chinese business visa. For people who are doing business with China, it’s very important.
Do you know that China needs many English teachers? They pay US$1000-2000 per month. It’s a good opportunity for people of Dominica to have a good and prestigious job in China. The main requirement is to be English native speaker.
Also the Chinese treat foreigners better than their own. In China, you are people of the first category. But in the USA and Europe – you are garbage.
Now I really wish I was a Carib Indian Kalinago. Then I would know for sure that our Territory is not for sale; and we wouldn’t trust any Paleface again. Woya woya Kiowa Hawahr…
Dominicans cannot afford to go to China. And last time I checked. Them Chinese were comming to dca how and when they feel like . This just makes it easier for dca to be sold . Oh I forget we already sell our birthright
Now we finish.
Dt ain’t a benefit to us.
I personally ain’t wanna go in that racist country.
And I know they over populated over-there.
More Chine store for us.
Firstly, there is absolutely no mutual relationship between an elephant and an ant. The elephant dominates every time.
Secondly, many local businesses are disappearing while Chinese eateries, supermarkets and stores are decorating the landscape of Dominica. Could you even imagine what’s going to happen post this visa waiver agreement? Dominicans , Mandarin will soon be the official language of your country.
Mr. Skerrit has an obsessive love affair with foreign things and foreigners particularly Chinese. With this agreement officially in place, native Dominicans, in short order,
would soon be relegated to second class citizens in the land of their birth.
The present crop of Chinese living on island has never tried to assimilate into the native population. They try to dominate. Their disrespect for us knows no bounds. One of them felt so emboldened as to use a derogatory name , ‘ black thief’., to describe us. I see racial tensions brewing.
This visa waiver agreement is a good solution, especially for promoting the Economic Citizenship Program in China. Rich Chinese will be more interested because they will be able to enter China as foreigners, using passports of Dominica. However, biometric identification at the borders will make these efforts meaningless. Also, business in China is now on the decline, and not many rich businessmen will spend their last earnings on a second passport. We see here in Asia that the economy of Asian countries in 2021 is very different from 2019. A lot of businesses (big like Evergrande and small) have gone bankrupt. A lot.
It is good that we have closed our office in Taiwan in 2019. After such a statement by the Prime Minister about the reunification of China and Dominica’s assistance in this, we would have been arrested in Taiwan. We were already suspected of spying for China. Sometimes politicians make rash statements that can cost the lives of ordinary people.
Skerro is only doing this to sell more passports. Them middle easterners and africans have a tough time getting Chinese visas so here we go passports sale will increase drastically. For those of you here just ask past students of their past experiences in china because they black. Be careful people, Chinese eh like colored folks so don’t go out there like we do in Guada or SXM.
Roosevelt Skerrit told us that China would be assisting Dominica to build an internal airport next ting Dominica signed a contract with MMCE.
Why does it appear like Skerrit handing over my county to the Chinese on a silver platter?
De amount of Chinese that here already…..
RastaMarn is Curious to know who, for what, and when Dominicans going to travel to China,,,
RastarMarn bet allyou cannot find a scheduled flight from Dominica to Beijing,,,
Sick and tired of this corrupt PM making decisions that do not benefit his people. WDF said that D’cans want or need this? They need opportunities, transparency, proper healthcare. But wth I am whining about, the majority will clap or talk in secret. Disgusting how sweet DA has become. Poorer, poorer that is how we come. Poor Covid; that disgraceful PM’s scapegoat for everything. Enough already!!!!