Dominica receives humanitarian aid from Kingdom of Morocco

Humanitarian supplies received from Morocco
Boxes of food items, medication and blankets received from Morocco

Dominica has received a shipment of humanitarian aid from the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco. The Kingdom of Morocco on Friday, January 17, 2014 delivered to the Government of Dominica a supply of basic food items, medications and blankets.

This humanitarian aid is in response to the Christmas Eve trough system which caused devastation to the
southern part of Dominica.

Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, welcomed the assistance from
Morocco. Prime Minister Skerrit also confirmed that Morocco will provide financial assistance to
Dominica for rehabilitation and mitigation works following the damage caused by the trough system.

Heavy and continuous rainfall on December 24, 2013 caused major damage which was concentrated in
the Roseau South and Roseau Valley Constituencies. The total clean-up cost was estimated at eight
hundred and thirty thousand dollars and included clearing of roads, ravines and drains, and dredging of
rivers. Rehabilitation of infrastructure and mitigation was estimated at forty-five million dollars.

The Cabinet of Dominica on Friday, December 27, 2014 took a decision to provide financial assistance to
those affected by the trough system. Following assessment by the relevant government departments
those affected have already began to receive the assistance promised by the Government of Dominica.

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135 Comments

  1. January 24, 2014

    Skerit is just laughing at you guys dumbness, you even call him god? No wonder why he doesn’t even want his kids to
    Born in the same country with you dump people. Get real stop settling for less. You all worth much more than what his offering.

  2. watching
    January 23, 2014

    their own people are hungry and need blankets to sleepon the streets give themna

  3. Cherizo
    January 23, 2014

    Blessed Island

  4. Lang Mama
    January 22, 2014

    The people living in the tent city in the Western Sahara need the food and blankets more than FAST N FURIOUS and Jude Nicholas

    • 4CARS
      January 24, 2014

      I guess they gave what they have. Listen! they sent “blankets?” Well my boy, you don’t want to experience winter in Mororrco. Woyyyyyyyyyyy boy look cold! all your eye lashes get stuck together. So they must have thought we go through the same chills as them; so they sent us Blankets. Maybe the King is poor on Geography. Don’t be surprised if they send us some camels. I want one wi!

  5. Anonymous
    January 22, 2014

    Morocco, a semitic muslim state in Africa gives aid to Dominica, a (mostly) black christian island in the Caribbean out of the “goodness of their heart”. Look up the CIA World Factbook on the internet and look up Morocco. They are still enslaving black Africans, so question what are their true motives towards Dominica.

    CIA WORLD FACTBOOK:
    current situation: Morocco is a source, destination, and transit country for men, women, and children who are subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking; Moroccan adults and children are exploited for forced labor and forced prostitution in the Middle East and Europe; some Moroccan girls recruited to work as maids experience conditions of forced labor, while some Moroccan boys are forced to work as apprentices in the artisan and construction industries and in mechanic shops; women and children from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia who voluntarily enter Morocco are subsequently coerced into prostitution or, less frequently, domestic service; women and children from Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Nigeria are also vulnerable to sex trafficking and, to a lesser extent, forced labor in Morocco.

    • Simply the Truth
      January 23, 2014

      You do know that any state which is governed by Muslims, its residents, whoever they are will be dominated and oppressed. It should not be surprising to you or anyone else. We know, have heard and read enough about those countries.
      It is sad that we in the western world cannot do a thing about their attitude. We only have to pray that one day God will eradicate inhumane treatment from the world in general.
      There are some of our own who are unkind to others, who steal from them, maim them and murder them to mention a few atrocities. Note the adverse and derogatory words of some on this Website. Some people in all countries depict unloving mannerisms.
      Unless we are perfect and treat others with the due right and dignity they deserve, we should not complain about Morocco with especially its generosity.
      Therefore, accept the aid Dominica received at a dire time as this. Be grateful. Thank Morocco and most of all thank God. God is waiting for that on your part and from others.

    • Gary
      January 23, 2014

      What you copied and paste from fact book, does not in any way prove your suggestion to be a fact.Do you think that The Kingdom of Morocco want’s to enslave us.

    • anonymous2
      January 24, 2014

      True. But they are just one more country getting a piece of the action along with mainly China and Venezuela, as well as a few other interests. That way there would be a several way struggle for control of the island which is less likely to happen the more fingers in the pie.

  6. whocares
    January 22, 2014

    I usually refrain from speaking on DNO 1) because the owners of the page just like the 2) ignoramus dumbinicans. they filter what they want!!!
    So seriously even if commonsense is not common. what is so good about morocco giving aid to dominica? why not haiti, india, and many other countries in Africa? why Dominica. Please people lets not be politically blinded. This is not polictics this is social justice. I feel there are other countries with dire situations.
    It very intiguing to me how china eg. so interested in “helping” dominica when there are country with some much more poverty. Economically dominica is a developing country but the people are not in poverty. stop being hoodwinked. dominica is a valuable piece of natural land. china is eyeing it. Many under privileged people are yet to benefit from all the money china is borrowing dominica. I have brought letter to several ministries including the parl rep to help this poor lady whose home you can see right through but she is not a laborite. up to today she has not been help. but I hope one day epecially the parl rep dont end up worst than the lady.

    • Simply the Truth
      January 23, 2014

      Did the government of Morocco not welcome some Dominican students in their country? Therefore this government knows about Dominica, what occurs in it and of the recent flood.
      Has Africa, Haiti or India welcomed them to study in their country?
      Pray for Dominica, all other countries and their residents. May Dominica remain a Dominican country, be peaceful and safe. This is our obligation as Christians which God expects of us.

    • gary
      January 23, 2014

      It is not about asking your fellow Dominicans not to be politically blinded.You are the one that is political blinded.What you believe and hold truth for your self politically should not be truth for all Dominicans.Let me ask you this, If Dominica is so valuable as you think, why are the other supper powers not eying Dominica,Why is it only the Chines.Do you know the Chines just came recently on the scene.Do you not think If we were such valuable the British or The Americans would have known that long ago.

      How can you make a foolish statements quote “Many under privileged people are yet to benefit from all the money china is borrowing”have you not heard about the housing revolution where the Government embarked on providing people with homes.There are many people who benefited indirectly from the loans given by China for infrastructure projects in the country.

      As to the lady you mentioned whom you were seeking help for, I must say that this is a good gesture on your part,but there are two sides to a story,if what you say is true, that is very sad and the Pal Rep. is not honoring his responsibility to the people who elected him.

  7. Views Expressed
    January 22, 2014

    DNO still in moderation from yesterday…please open up:

    Dominicans questions this statement: We are unaware what this major goal is about. Skerrit acts like an opportunist…..he is begging for money, not sure in Dominicans interests

    Taken from ATLAS Infor.fr (a website)
    “The Commonwealth of Dominica fully supports the territorial integrity of the Morocco and “will do its utmost to help the Kingdom to achieve this major national goal,” said Friday in Rabat this state of Caribbean Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit.”

    The people of Dominica know absolutely nothing about what is going on Morocco, let alone know where it is. This regular visits, contacts to Morocco by Skerrit has nothing to do with the people of Dominica, it is basically a personal journey, an opportunistic one for Skerrit. He is not acting in the best interest of Dominica and Dominicans.
    His governance is very much under scrutiny and questionable as accountability of decisions and schemes are not transparent and not allowed to be entertained in parliament. His own ministers are ignorant and blind about Skerrit`s many travels and schemes in the name of Dominica. This is an abuse.
    Skerrit got hooked on Venezuela`s Chavez, and Libya`s Gadhafi, they are both dead, no more free hand out money…he is now seen to be embracing The King of Morocco.
    In Dominica, we cry for good governance, transparency, respect the dignity of poor vulnerable people, respect for professionals as we look for sound and decent leadership to take our country out of this poverty which got worse under the Skerrit lead government. Poverty has increased in the past ten (10) of Skerrit lead government. We need a change in government to a better decent and manageable government

  8. honeyd
    January 22, 2014

    I dont understanding dominicans do is problem dont do is more problem wat u all really want stop blaming skerrit for every thing cuz one have to wash the other I know the pm is doing wat he can if u all dominicans dont kill the good pms then u would get better but u all getting just wat u all deserve cuz u all dont know good from bad thats y haitians n spanish have to take over

    • Simply the Truth
      January 23, 2014

      You know the saying, “Darned if I do. Darned if I don’t.” Some of them cannot be pleased. They are always finding faults even where none exist – fault finders.

  9. say as it gos
    January 22, 2014

    why some Dominican so ungreatful ?the man trying his best to hlep all u the most he can and all u still have a problem with it so why open all u mouth with such a stupid
    omment why not pray together for help in the country instead of killing one another slowly or to all those that have a problem with Morocco helping d/ca god bless morocco for all what they did for dominica and bless those bad minded ones

    • Canadain/Dominica
      January 22, 2014

      It not the matter of ungrateful, we want o know the reason what are motive behind of that, after the handout what next, we have to be careful, i remember sometime reading the papar i saw that bill Clinton said that Rosie Doglas was in involved with the middle east govt, and he is not sure, but he knows that Dominica is a short cut for them to get to the united state to commit the crimes

      • sickened
        January 24, 2014

        you make no sense what so ever…. if he didnt do anything the no river in dominica wouldnt have enough water to wash him down…… just sit in canada and shut ur mouth or better yet give to the affected families…… stupid people…….smdh

    • Simply the Truth
      January 23, 2014

      Thank God there are some Dominicans as you who appreciate their help.

  10. honeyd
    January 22, 2014

    to diva first u need a life then schooling then knowledge cuz we dominican dont know good from bad all wat u all know is money n breaking of family’s home so stop giving on the pm n start to grow up
    cuz one name I have for dominicans is unungrateful

    • Simply the Truth
      January 23, 2014

      Some of them. :)

  11. say as it gos
    January 22, 2014

    this go to the person DIVA all u Dominican to dam ungreatful say thanx god to those who receive the help why all u always want to shame all u country shame on u diva on yr stupid comment and check yr writing

    • Simply the Truth
      January 23, 2014

      Those who will be receiving the help will be grateful – for the help, wherever it comes from for they are in need of.

  12. January 22, 2014

    do good in dominica is bad.do bad is still bad. ungratefully people.

  13. Sonia
    January 22, 2014

    Where can a mother in need of good for her children find help in the Carribean?

  14. BigggaKOCK
    January 22, 2014

    Thanks to Morrocco for all the love we in Castle comfort / newtown need this help.
    God bless Pm Skerro.

  15. abraham
    January 22, 2014

    I mean come on folks …. does everything have to be political .. take the damn blankets and feel good that your even being considered after a natural disaster … ITS CALLED HELP ….. not from any of you all’s pockets …….A SIMPLE THANK YOU WOULD BE QUITE enough … geesh

  16. spanish inquisition
    January 22, 2014

    The irony of it all…Millions in Morocco are in need,but they can afford to donate to other places. Twisted system.

    • Simply the Truth
      January 23, 2014

      Overseas, millions are poor or living in poverty. They are not well-to-do. Yet, when there is a disaster especially in their country, they do not hesitate to help.
      Note how much money and other help Haiti received after the earthquake. Do you think it came from every country and everyone who could afford it? I wish those critics and ungrateful ones would appreciate whatever help is given in time of need.

  17. Maria
    January 22, 2014

    Some Dominicans are so ungrateful it’s disgusting. Since when is Aid a negative in society? Say thank you and move on.

  18. VANASSA
    January 22, 2014

    why did ‘nt he go and ask europe for help,

    • Simply the Truth
      January 23, 2014

      Will Europe help and how much?

  19. DCW
    January 22, 2014

    Its the ungrateful, ignorant UWP supporters that bring down the country. These nasty comments are uncalled for. That’s like spitting in someone’s face if they offer you assistance. If PM Skerrit is asking for assistance its because he knows the country cannot afford it, with all the ongoing projects already budgeted for. All islands that were affected are getting assistance from other countries. Why can’t Dominicans have to say that we are beggars. Come on man! Dunno why the Workers don’t just pack their bags and go…. if the country so bad… what you doing here? Go and eat Ramen and microwaved MAc& Cheese in the states!

  20. bookey
    January 22, 2014

    Could make better use of cranes and wheelbarrows and bulldozers.

  21. Sxm
    January 22, 2014

    It is soo sad that people Will use politics and turn even a good Thing into somthing negative. St. Lucia and St. Vincent recieve help from Martinique after the décembre floodings they said thanks and move on but not us Maybe you dont need it but some familys Will be more than greatful for it.

  22. Mary Black
    January 22, 2014

    Is things that bad in Dominica that the prime minister to go and beg food from food and blankets from Morocco? I hope these things are for in-patients at the hospital and not for local people who are able to go and plant the land to earn a living.
    Prime minister the more you hand out to the people before election the lazier you are making them, as far as they are concern you are there to keep them. You are also turning Dominica into a nanny state.
    You should be looking to force all the lazy so and so to work the land and not seat and wait for hands-out from you and their relatives abroad.

    • Simply the Truth
      January 23, 2014

      Are you aware that he begged Morocco? Ensure what you stated is the truth. People pay for their tongue, what comes out of their mind.

  23. linky
    January 22, 2014

    but da come like haiti now man

  24. Bahn
    January 22, 2014

    It’s a shame that a country as beautiful as the CWD be reduced to prostituting itself to this level, as seen within this current administration.
    From the sales of Citizenship, to the ‘backayard’ deals & contracts with the French, the Middle East and Asia, what will be left for the future generations of Dominicans.
    It’s bad enough that all of the expats residing in the US Mainland, Canada and the Virgin Islands are prone to giving nothing more than lip-service (just like a Sisero Parrot) you need to go home and truly give back to our homeland instead of being loud and obtrusive beggars of the Caribbean.

  25. Parry B
    January 22, 2014

    Major Disaster Skerrit caused severe destruction to the Economic and Social Advancement of Dominica. The Kingdom of Morocco made “RATION” available to ease the plight of the suffering… SMH. Catch A Vote… We are not that cheap.

  26. Question?
    January 22, 2014

    Thank you Morroco, anything is something. I understand that some people may need these “basic items” but how often will they receive these benefits Mr. PM? Don’t you think it would be better to turn the economy around and let people be able to take care of themselves that making them feel dependant? How good does it feel to have no money in your pocket and waiting every now and then from something from the government. Mr. PM, could you please stop making my fellow people feel like as if they dependant ans dont’ have. We have soooo much. A little ease up would be nice wii. Make the money turn. Could you do somet hings that will help the people make money for themselves, feed themselves? It have land that is being eaten up by bush, no one wants to go and cultivate on their family land because 1. they dont have vehicle, 2. they dont have money to fertilize, we dont have markets or people with funds here to purchase goods so the economy can roll. Could yo please stop it Mr. PM? Are you not satisfied with all you have. Stop it please. For my safe, for my neighbour sake, for people i dont even know sake because Lord alone knows how rough it is. You can stay or you can go french, i forgive you already but could you please just stop it? Your actions are not defend-able and they surely aint funny anymore.

  27. Views Expressed
    January 22, 2014

    Dominicans questions this statement: We are unaware what this major goal is about. Skerrit acts like an opportunist…..he is begging for money, not sure in Dominicans interests

    Taken from ATLAS Infor.fr (a website)
    “The Commonwealth of Dominica fully supports the territorial integrity of the Morocco and “will do its utmost to help the Kingdom to achieve this major national goal,” said Friday in Rabat this state of Caribbean Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit.”

    The people of Dominica know absolutely nothing about what is going on Morocco, let alone know where it is. This regular visits, contacts to Morocco by Skerrit has nothing to do with the people of Dominica, it is basically a personal journey, an opportunistic one for Skerrit. He is not acting in the best interest of Dominica and Dominicans.
    His governance is very much under scrutiny and questionable as accountability of decisions and schemes are not transparent and not allowed to be entertained in parliament. His own ministers are ignorant and blind about Skerrit`s many travels and schemes in the name of Dominica. This is an abuse.
    Skerrit got hooked on Venezuela`s Chavez, and Libya`s Gadhafi, they are both dead, no more free hand out money…he is now seen to be embracing The King of Morocco.
    In Dominica, we cry for good governance, transparency, respect the dignity of poor vulnerable people, respect for professionals as we look for sound and decent leadership to take our country out of this poverty which got worse under the Skerrit lead government. Poverty has increased in the past ten (10) of Skerrit lead government. We need a change in government to a better decent and manageable government

  28. Oh................
    January 22, 2014

    But we’re doing so good we were told we can even send money to our relatives abroad we were not affected by the economic situation affecting the rest of the world and we need humanitarian assistance, which is true CONFUSED

  29. JB CHARLES
    January 22, 2014

    Thanks to the Government and people of Morocco for your assistance. We appreciate all of it.

  30. Moses
    January 22, 2014

    A simple “Thank You” would be a good start!!

  31. Simply the Truth
    January 21, 2014

    Some wicked minds who are negative and never appreciate what good is done. No need to make derogatory comments and throw stones. Do not waste your time and brains talking and writing about how it will be spent and ask such questions. Pray that it will be spent wisely and be thankful.
    Gratitude to people is gratitude to God.

    • Views Expressed
      January 22, 2014

      The Simple Truth is YOU fail to understand the bigger picture and the stage that Dominica is or is not at this stage.

      We need to build our resources and be prepared to first assist ourselves. We cannot , must NOT be beggars for the rest of our independent lives…

      We jump from Chavez Venezuela, Gadhafi Libya and Now the King in Morocco…….

      What doers this say to you of our Prime minister and his government…? inept, lacks vision and clueless of sustainable development

  32. Ashley
    January 21, 2014

    Aa, well look it, now it’s foodstuff, money not available man. I thinking de man go for fertilizer wi for election.

    • Delicespassieinus
      January 22, 2014

      Dominicans you all are very ignorant and will remain ignorant. It is sad that people have to read some of your comments. Even in teh US when disaster occurs help is given. It is not seen as a handout but a way to help people get back on their feet. Instead of saying thanks you all are talking trash.The blankets are for the hospital most likely not for you all to use at your homes. And if these were given to you without people knowing you would be happy to receive. Dominicans stop being ignorant and learn to appreciate things. Everything is not about the Prime Minister and money. WAKE UP people!! Your comments are a discouragement to anyone trying to help.

    • honeyd
      January 22, 2014

      u all dominicans need jesus

  33. January 21, 2014

    Blankets we have winter in D/ca nah! The gifts we need are what our people lost. This hand-out (blow-go-doe) business says a lot of what we have been reduced to; beggars. Tell the Oil Kingdom an our PM come better than that.

    • Maria
      January 22, 2014

      Very ignorant comment. Are they not educating Dominicans anymore? Sickening.

    • Toomatoe Tomato
      January 22, 2014

      Obviously you have not been in Dominica for a number of years; far less to spend November to February here. Yes we do use blankets in Dominica.

      A Sincere Thanks to our benefactors, we appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity.

      The people whose homes were waterlogged in the December 24th destruction would see your post as being inconsiderate and inhumane, instead of being appreciative.

      Why don’t you help instead? Give more if you can; normally those who cannot help or will not help are the biggest critics.

    • Looking
      January 22, 2014

      Alas, so all this time I using blanket in Dominica is because of Winter. I was not aware we have winter in the North East. Good to know. I for one cannot sleep uncovered. Thanks for the enlightenment….it is the winter…let me know when it is going to snow so I can get my electric blanket ready.

  34. MAMIZOO
    January 21, 2014

    DNO here is some serious news that we will not see on the da Vibes nor the newly owned chronicle.

    “Former Dominica offshore bank owner to be extradited to Lithuania”- remember the Commercial Bank manager; the $2 Million dollar payoff to Easy ****; the West Indies Power Company, offshore Bank license and the money Launderers – well it is all one big box of chocolate.

  35. Mororcoy
    January 21, 2014

    Morocco is trying to make skerritt look good. I call that “back-up.” :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  36. 4CARS
    January 21, 2014

    I call that buying the weak.

  37. Doc. Love
    January 21, 2014

    I thought the days of Brogodoxs were over in Dominica, I noticed it is back. :lol:

    • Grassmann
      January 22, 2014

      Lol..lol.. :lol: :lol: :lol: ya man! Skerritt brought it back in style. :lol:

  38. diva
    January 21, 2014

    Just stay and take all what skirret doing but one day all what in the dark must come to light so take food like Dominica hungre food man food they byeing Dominicans with shame on skirret .

  39. Frenz
    January 21, 2014

    Sad new bloggers

    The Commonwealth of Dominica fully supports the territorial integrity of the Morocco and “will do its utmost to help the Kingdom to achieve this major national goal,” said Friday in Rabat this state of Caribbean Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit.

    Now talk to our not so bright Laborites and see how much they will listen to Tony Astaphan refer to the Polisario Front as a terrorist movement.

  40. Glanvillia
    January 21, 2014

    Yes I Skerrit went to Morroco made a press statement in Morrocco supporting Morroco’s occupation and abuse of the Black people in the Western Sahara only to come back with Blogodow.

    You got to be kidding me. The worse thing is that they are going to use that Blogodow to buy votes.

    As a black man who walked with Rosie and others promoting black consciousness and freedom for black people all over I am now sick to my stomach.

    To all the proud black people read and translate.

    http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?ref=SERP&br=ro&mkt=en-US&dl=en&lp=FR_EN&a=http%3a%2f%2fwww.atlasinfo.fr%2fLa-Dominique-appuie-pleinement-l-integrite-territoriale-du-Maroc_a48738.html

    • Gerald Andre Lewis
      January 22, 2014

      PUT YOUR NAME jobs for possie people due to d ,Morrocco is dat brogodow to hell with your stupid propaganda why you go anonymous damn coward haters of development. I got damage in Roseau South and we are in need for serious supplies….you mad man down North instead you fix that old restaurant in Possie and get hard work to do, you chatting

    • lespwe
      January 22, 2014

      History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

      The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephen-zunes/obama-ignores-moroccos-il_b_4486108.html

  41. Not me alone
    January 21, 2014

    Genesis 27 all over again. I remember reading about Esau selling his birthright to Jacob for a plate of food. It seems as if Skerro has sold Dominica to Morocco for some food. Boy look rice for vote! But I wonder what will happen when you poupou out the rice? If Morocco really wanted to assist Dominica why did they not send the money to Dominica so our supermarkets could make some money? I hope Skerro did not use part of the loan he took from Chinese businessman and bought his blow-go-dow and hard Moroccow to gift rap for us. Boy nothing is impossible with Skerro

  42. Not a herd follower
    January 21, 2014

    I am not against receiving humanitarian aid but it has to be appropriate, what is really needed.

    Do the people who were affected by the bad weather need basic foods, medicine and blankets?
    I never heard the Disaster Management people saying that these are what are needed. Are the foods culturally appropriate? What types of medicines? Are those affected ill because of the trough?

    To save face from this ridiculous situation, we are told that Morocco will be contributing money. Alas, Dominica!

  43. hans
    January 21, 2014

    Yes I Skerrit further disrespected the people of Western Sahara -Black people for ration

  44. greg
    January 21, 2014

    Wait and see how they are going to buy votes with Moroccan blanket and food.

  45. choice
    January 21, 2014

    I know some people help with no strings attached, but this country which have made that contribution, there are strings attached. How come those Capitalist countries did not contribute. Look out Dominica, there is a direct or indirect price to pay for this so call contribution.

    We know now a days, people don’t do nothing without strings attached, or to get something in return.

  46. hfhghg
    January 21, 2014

    I doh voting for u all pappy all d way

  47. Erasmus B. Black
    January 21, 2014

    In the name of Allah the Compassionate, the Merciful, all praise and thanks and peace to King Mohammed and the people of Morocco. May Allah spread his bountiful rain upon the entire Kingdom of Morocco. Basmala.

  48. Too Late
    January 21, 2014

    Chavez gone skerro looking for a another daddy? even if it is at the expense of the people of western Sahara/ all we can do is beg?

  49. observer
    January 21, 2014

    domnichien zor telma vowas pas manger sa ou sav.please go to the botanical gardens to test the food.they will give it to all their supporters so who cares

  50. joy
    January 21, 2014

    It’s because of the relationship the government have with Morocco.It’s a true example of a friend in need is a friend in deed.

    • Anonymous
      January 21, 2014

      is that Dominica come to, a trough pass and all you getting crumbs from the king table. Alas.

      • honeyd
        January 22, 2014

        u should be thankful that u getting crubs cuz I sure u dont have better ungrateful

    • forkit
      January 22, 2014

      read the history and you will know why skerrit is playing a dangerous game…

      did you know that rosy Douglas sent men from Dominica to Cuba who then traveled to Lydia for combat training to fight alongside black people of western Sahara against its occupiers(king of morocco).

      people who does not know their history is like a tree with out roots..

      • forkit
        January 22, 2014

        word should by libya

  51. Anonymous
    January 21, 2014

    I just cannot some of the garbage that are posted on DNO. Some of my people are just plain ignorant and has no sense of purpose. Why are they posting these comments for the world to see? Just about everything is a negative comment.

  52. Anonymous
    January 21, 2014

    hey what about the students who have been waiting for their tickets to go to Morrocco since September last year? These students are waiting for so long and no word have been given yet as to when they are leaving? what am I hearing there?

  53. elly
    January 21, 2014

    Dominicans grow up and stop putting politics in everything.thanks morocco

  54. Just Curious
    January 21, 2014

    This is very kind of the Morocco gov’t, but is this the right form of aid for the damage we received? I mean, for those who were affected, do they need blankets and food, or was it mainly property damage and such? I would think the gov’t would have informed the country and friends abroad to send contributions of food and blankets if it was needed.

    The financial support is clearly beneficial for those who need home/vehicle repairs, so I hope this is dispersed appropriately!

  55. Ann Derass
    January 21, 2014

    Humanitarian Aid for what?
    Do we have any pride?
    Why are we begging for humanitarian aid?
    Did Skerrit go to Morocco after the Christmas Eve rain and tell the King that his people are in dire need? Or he had already asked for it for his election give a way?
    This shipment arrive here real quick. I never realized our shipping link to Africa was so efficient.
    This is nonsense. Dominica can take care of the few people who were affected by the rain. Assistance to rebuild the damaged infrastructure makes more sense.
    We too like to beg!

  56. KoKo Naughts
    January 21, 2014

    Wait nah!! So no galvanize and 2X4 den?? steups wehhhhhhhhh..

  57. Rastafari
    January 21, 2014

    Thanks, Morocco

  58. Anonymous
    January 21, 2014

    all I can do is laugh right now ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha………………………………….brogodow and ration. you would swear is a hurricane

  59. Discombobulated
    January 21, 2014

    Imagine, I am so fed up with politics in this country, I’m even going to stop reading the news. This shows how small minded we are in Dominica. We make a select few divide the country, divide families and divide friends. DNO is here to make money, and they obviously have a political allegiance, which as part of the media is intolerable, because they should be impartial. Just like I do not agree with radio talk shows that are blatantly biased. This is on both sides of the political arena. If the politicians care about Dominica and Dominicans, they would come together and work to build a better tomorrow for our kids. The way I see it, as one leave with mention of corruption, another take its place and do exactly the same. In this country it is simply the lesser of two evils. I have never voted and will never vote for that reason. As for my country, we as a people need to stop being puppets that make politicians pull our strings. We are very, very wise in Dominica. Very well educated. WE SURELY DO NOT ACT LIKE IT.

  60. the blackheart man
    January 21, 2014

    Turn our backs on the struggle of our own african brothers in western sub sahara for peanuts….loyalty is worth more than silver or gold

  61. trolol
    January 21, 2014

    Can Dominica fund ‘ANYTHING’ on it’s own?! WTF

  62. long tooth
    January 21, 2014

    Please post the distribution date, day and time please. I don’t want to miss it.

  63. FAST N FURIOUS
    January 21, 2014

    It is not the UWP doing it so the NEGATIVE comments keep pouring in.While the PM is busy working taking care of the business and citizens of the country a bunch of desperadoes are on The Other Side happily liming and defacing the image of Dominica.Patriots they call themselves disguising under the name Team Dominica whereas the entire team is UWPites.Think they should rename their team as TEAM UWP.. Just being curious;Did the opposition(UWP)offer any assistance to the victims of 12/24/2013?

  64. Mrs. SKerriTT 2014
    January 21, 2014

    Job well done PM

  65. Africo
    January 21, 2014

    After those few who really were affected get their share, the rest should go to the Infirmary, Grotto Home for the Homeless, Portsmouth Senior Citizens Home at Grange and institutions like that…..and be transparent about it.

  66. Big up
    January 21, 2014

    I hope is those affected in the trugh system that will get it. I have been seeing all kinds of aide coming in but my neighbour in Newtown ‘doh get nofing yet’. I see them with green gabbage bag Christmas eve from the PM’s office but as though nofing else reach my peeps. I remain sitting on my verandah watching…. :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  67. Views Expressed
    January 21, 2014

    I really do not understand this government’s philosophy of Aid to assist needy and unfortunate circumstances. It sounds more of a PR stunt to me.
    Blankets, food, and What???/ , all the way from morocco??? Who assessed the situation after Dominica’s Christmas eve downpour….why can’t we think developmentally…..why must we be beggars with the PM chanting this unnecessary bugle for us Dominicans.
    Chavez gone….Gadhafi gone now Morocco.
    Skerrit please go,,,,pleeeeaaase….you are harming us.

  68. mike
    January 21, 2014

    We like beggers, countries even sending us food
    weh bondea

  69. oh oh
    January 21, 2014

    ration for the election campaign

  70. hey
    January 21, 2014

    I wonder what is really in these packages

  71. labour
    January 21, 2014

    up to now it have DEBRIS by some people home in madrelle from the flood and ….. is yet to get the authorities to clear it
    SHAME…..JOSHUA all the freaking way. I love that man but he marry.

  72. Anonymous
    January 21, 2014

    never give a hungry man food to share ….I warning all you.

  73. young dominican
    January 21, 2014

    you people get a life let skerrit be how much do you people contribute to the needy. You these people who harp and harp so much clean up your fridges every week and dump it but some poor child or elderly goes hungry. Get a life and let the prime minister have his life. Get off the man back oh please Dominicans lets go get productive and make use of the talent and time god give us on this earth to be more constructive and productive. For god sake where is the human compassion our four fathers taught us and bleed to give us. stop the bringing down and the bashing for every and anything.no wonder we a people that remain so poor we think to poor and to little of ourselves, let us get real my people get real. for every thing we cry down the country and prime minister.

  74. January 21, 2014

    Y is dominca always looking for handout,Can the pm do anything own their own.Someone is always giving them money.Who will pay for all this
    dedt.

  75. careforall
    January 21, 2014

    JESUS gave us SKERRO to help we dominicans!

  76. sense
    January 21, 2014

    Anything from the Polisario Front? Just asking!

  77. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    January 21, 2014

    voting

  78. Weh
    January 21, 2014

    I bet allu doe know that they passing out on a truck singing “Food for the Poor, Food for the Poor” and “Look food for your cats and dogs”

  79. sandra
    January 21, 2014

    I love our Skerrit

  80. we dead
    January 21, 2014

    reactionary yet visionary and smart politics.Mister really good you know. What did we get from the Polisario in Cuba or the Algerians ?

  81. Citizen Kane
    January 21, 2014

    Food & Blankets ? Really? I guess beggars are no choosers … but hey ..even though I begging and I don’t need it I will not accept it heh!

  82. uwp enGAGEment
    January 21, 2014

    JESUS….!!!!! skerro is nothing soft. LOL

  83. JoJo
    January 21, 2014

    At the expense of selling our African brothers of the Western Sahara down the river?

  84. Roseau
    January 21, 2014

    Thats a lie , no one has received any aid.

  85. Pedro
    January 21, 2014

    We are always grateful to foreign countries for assistance. In these times however since disasters tends to happen with a certain degree of frequency, government way want to put some things in place for emergency supplies depot. Just as we have medical supplies being stored, so too we may want t consider certain emergency provisions (including additional medical supplies). these can be reviewed on a periodic basis. As we get more seasoned in disaster management, so too, must we be prepared to help ourselves more, particularly to cater for the people who may unfortunately will need it the most or may be least prepared to deal with disasters. Residents do pay attention to be prepared but I think in all ways government can and should plan and budget, step up to be be a bit more prepared too.

  86. Wow
    January 21, 2014

    Thats a very kind gesture from Morocco.Our PM is working hard all over the world to get assistance for the people and he should be commended for that. Please make sure that the affected people get the assistance asap. Keep eyes on those crooked public servants hands!

  87. Lougaoo Mem
    January 21, 2014

    We the citizens of The Commonwealth of Dominica are grateful for the humanitarian aid given by any friendly countries in the world. Thank You Morocco, Thank You!

    May I say also that we’d be most grateful if the aid would get to every citizen of the country, and not only the supporters, the ones who are quick to wear their reds. Unfortunately, that’s the operation of this corrupt government. That’s another reason for “CHANGE IS A MUST.” They got to go.

  88. uwp enGAGEment
    January 21, 2014

    JESUS SKERRO IS NOT NOTHING SOFT

  89. pedro
    January 21, 2014

    The PM is searching for another Sugar Daddy. No one ever make a living by begging. That money is not Blessed, it’s coming for the blood of Black people.

    • forkit
      January 21, 2014

      those thumbs down does not know there history… BLOOD MONEY

    • Stealth Critique
      January 21, 2014

      What in the world are you talking about?

    • Tell it like it is
      January 21, 2014

      PEDRO are you kidding me ? why would you make yourself such a BIG clown ? boss Dominica has received a shipment of humanitarian aid do you know what that mean ? wow am sorry did not know you are a MAMA LOOK my bad.

    • Simply the Truth
      January 21, 2014

      You must think before you provide your comment. Who said that the money is not blest? Are you blest? If you were you would not have made such a demeaning and ungrateful comment.
      You comment about the blood of black people. You shop, do you not? Have you noticed the cost of items and today the smaller cans/packages which today customers pay more for in comparison to former years? Those containers have decreased in size while the costs escalated.
      I am not referring to Dominica but the items which are imported and what we purchase in those progressive countries. Do the manufacturers not bilk us, the customers and pay their staff very little income, some with no salary increase or very little, as they make a profit? What do you call that? Consider this which is food for thought.
      As for those who help in anyway, this is what is stated in the New Testament. You should know the meaning of them:
      James 1:16:17 – Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers: all good giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no alteration or shadow caused by change.
      And: “Tell the rich in this present age to do good so as to amass spiritual wealth.”
      I suggest that you read/study Holy Scriptures of specifically the New Testament. Acquaint yourself with the Word of the Lord and as also inspired by Him. You are lacking in same.

  90. Peacock
    January 21, 2014

    Whilst on the Morrocco topic, Can the PM confirm how soon will the students who have been granted Morroccan scholarships for the 2013/2014 school year, how soon, when or whether at all, will these students depart for Morrocco?

    Follow up: Will the Prime Minister or his Advisors provide us with reasons why the students are still on island as they were offered these scholarships in Sept./October 2013?

    And why are so many of our Dominican students studying in Morrocco returning home whilst our neighbouring island studnets are comfortably housed and schooled?

    And if there is a problem, can you please tell us what is the problem why our students are being made to wait with no explanation, no phone calls, no follow ups?

    Please Mr. PM help our poor children who are longing for this opportunity. Let us not add to their frustrations.

    Thank you.

  91. NICA
    January 21, 2014

    Donations & gifts are all well and good, but is that the only way Mr. PM knows how to deal with our issues here in Dominica; by begging?

    We need a fresh team with new and innovative ideas to take us forward. With a fresh team we’ll be more pro-active rather than re-active after a disaster. Being proactive we can minimize damages and lost.

    • Toomatoe Tomato
      January 22, 2014

      Obviously, the fresh team you believe we need are the young people the UWP traveling team is casting aside. We know the traveling UWP team is not in no way, shape, or form ready or able to be the Government of Dominica.

      The traveling salesmen, that is all they are to me, selling negativism, cannot be genuine Dominicans who see nothing good in a country they would want to lead at the next general election, they are not ready yet.

      The bigger question is, why if they promote and are trying to sell such negativism and disgust for a country and its people they would want us to believe they want to lead them? It baffles the mind.

      Do they believe they will be able to become or maybe feel important? Become rich? Or is it being a diplomat that interest them more? The longing to travel with a diplomatic passport, the perks they desire so desperately? It is not what they can do for the country, it seems to me is what the country can give them!!

      That, if they are at the helm of this poor country where they say the young people tell them, all they want from them is such to do such and such! I don’t buy that one bit and the young people they met in 21 constituencies, that is what they ask for. They should be made to tell us who these young people are, so they can get some counseling. Don’t you agree?

      These people have just landed the PM and his government another landslide victory at the polls, because not even their supporters can support the description they are spreading of the government and the Nature Isle. Why? Because we all know better and that they are far from being truthful.

  92. January 21, 2014

    Hope they are receive by the needy and NOT the greedy. Becarefull with who’s in charge.

    • Bath estate DLP
      January 21, 2014

      dno I cannot believe you posted dat
      well if this is democracy then democracy is really krazy
      I wander what is drug money is it not death blood money. I wander what is Polisario Terror and Algeria money ? Is is clean money I see !

    • eyeballs
      January 21, 2014

      IKR but you know the greedy going to take most of it. See their heads swell and their eyes roll

    • forreal
      January 21, 2014

      you all critisizers make me sick,what have contributed,zink zolt zoot,you are the greedy,up in jersey stuffing up everything and not shareing nothing,come down and vote for linton,like you can, worthless people

      • January 23, 2014

        Seems like you are one of the greeds.Hope you not in charge.you already putting up a defense. We stuff every thing because of people like you.you get things FREE we don’t.

  93. Yesah!
    January 21, 2014

    That’s very good! :)

  94. kimrah
    January 21, 2014

    thanks morocco

    • Papa Dom
      January 21, 2014

      Greedy! What about the poor people starving in South Sudan, don’t you think they are deserving of such goodies?

  95. grell
    January 21, 2014

    Letsd hope the ones in need really get it,and not the corrupt ministers.

    • Bogoroy
      January 21, 2014

      Well, grell, you would think that if they are so corrupt they would have enough money by now to be able to purchase milk, flour, oil, or paracetamol and not steal the Morroccan aid, no?

      • Simply the Truth
        January 23, 2014

        Excellent comment! Money would be flowing like rain falls in Dominica and as the rivers flow.

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