ECLAC official says region supports Dominica’s bid to become first climate resilient country

Diane Quarless addressing the seminar

Director of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)-Sub Regional Headquarters, Diane Quarless said the region supports Dominica’s goal of becoming the first climate resilient country in the world.


Quarless was speaking at a Strategic Planning Week Seminar organized by the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development held at the Goodwill Parish Hall recently.


“This is why I want to commend the Honourable Prime Minister, your government and the people on your commitment and determination to build the first climate resilient country in the world,” she said.


She continued, “Your undaunted spirit, your leadership in shaping a long-term strategy for resilient construction and development is a shining example for the Caribbean and indeed the rest of the world.”


 Quarless mentioned that in his introduction Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit  describes the National Resilience Development Strategy as a vision for what this country can become in the next 12 years, as a resilience text book, “a guide to be used by all stakeholders, national and international to support a framework for rebuilding a Dominica that is climate resilient and whose development is truly sustainable.”

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  1. zicac
    June 1, 2019

    francisco, telemaque what are you doing for your country. you have such a brilliant show off big mouth but empty noises. go home and do something with your name attach to it.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      June 3, 2019

      They will string you up first.

      I do what is in my interest in Dominica. I do for certain people in my family, not all of them can get a single dime from me okay!


      All of you who are asking the same question; shall I ask  what have you done, and what are you doing?

      I don’t have to do anything for Dominica; (caus, caus, caus,) you all have that boy Punjab/Duquesne the double doctor, whom is also a Sir Knight screwing you all keeping you in poverty.

      You all love your PM; what you want me to go to do; the Dominica Mountain Chicken Carpaud (crapo) Mentality Dominica Ali Baba Dr. HIFU has already done it all for you!

      And by the way names of people animals, place or thing, the first letter in a person or thing name, and surname  must be capitalized thus “Francisco Telemaque.”

  2. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    May 31, 2019

     “Diane Quarless said the region supports Dominica’s goal of becoming the first climate resilient country in the world.”

    Hogwash; garbage, nonsensical  braying; it change climate resilient!You are one who does not know the simply meaning of the word resilient; or resiliency.
    All of you who are running off your mouth talking this nonsense; you have yet to disclosed the scientific method, and technology you are using in Dominica to make it this so called resilient country!
    This very week tornadoes which are similar to hurricanes do the same damage and even worst, rip through many States and Cities on the East coast of America causing many billions of dollars: the forty or more tornadoes caused more damage in less than an hour than anything which happened in Dominica dating back to hurricane David, and of late Maria!  You all are so poor, all you have is mouth talk! If there was any such thing as building anything that the elements cannot destroy; that technology would be in…

  3. JBaptiste
    May 31, 2019

    One of the poorest nation intends to do what the wealthiest cannot do. This rhetoric has ran its course and its time to stop that foolishness. Your ambitions far exceeds your talents and capacity. Imagine a midget at a dunk contest.

  4. viewsexpressed
    May 31, 2019

    “This is why I want to commend the Honourable Prime Minister, your government and the people on your commitment and determination to build the first climate resilient country in the world,” she said. Madam, as a people here suffering under a corrupt Labour government and weak leader is not in the right place to promote a resilient country. We first have to stamp out deep corrupt practices and a very incompetent leader and labour government. They both have failed us a people. This talk of resiliency is bogus, a distraction to win people and at the same time our country has deteriorated in poverty under failed Skerrit. So tell us madam, is this “Resiliency?” We really need to know. Our island had strong resiliency in the 1980`s under the Freedom Party and UWP. This current Labour government and its leadership are openly resilient in corruption (Bobol – local language) and has reduced us to poverty, and not resiliency. It is talk, big pappyshow talk and we are sick/tired with Skerrit.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 31, 2019

      If you believe that Roosevelt, stupid idea that anybody in Dominica can build anything that cannot be destroyed by the elements ” wind as in hurricane; water and fire” then consider yourself a Dominica god.
      I however will tell you something might be wrong with your mine and  it is not because yours is an inferior mine!
      Dominicans can only endeavor to build stronger structures, nevertheless, there is nothing one can build on this planet that will not be vulnerable  to the elements.
      Have you seen the aftermath of about forty tornadoes which sweep through some States from Texas to Illinois, and if you do not know Illinois, Chicago is a city in Illinois.
      Nevertheless, every year its the same thing; thousands of houses are destroyed by tornadoes, flood, and fire people are killed, there are also dangerous hurricanes too!
      If there was some form of building science to make America resilient, don’t you think America with all its money would be way ahead of broke behind Dominica?

  5. Annon
    May 30, 2019

    What nonsense. It amounts to a continual weather war to see who is able to survive. These people are all on the paycheck of the UN who is one agency behind the elimination of the human species.

  6. Felix H Thomas
    May 30, 2019

    Sounds like a party stooge

  7. May 30, 2019

    As concerned as I am that we take heed of mother nature’s moods and changes, words fail me on the notion of Dominica being “the first climate resilient country in the world”.

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque, I leave it to you!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 31, 2019

      Roger, any first week kindergarten student can cipher out this Dominica first resilient country in the world!
      The idea is total nonsense!
      Dominica is earthquake prone; it sits on a ring of fire, that is why it is know that there are more volcanoes under Dominica than any place on earth, it has not yet happen nevertheless, a single earthquake can destroy everything withing the 289.9 – 305 square miles island we call Dominica, in a few seconds!
      I am not against building stronger structures; we know the science exist where people can build to withstand hurricane winds to almost a thousand miles per hour, though not all will stand. So, rather than talking crap, which a nothing more than a political gimmick; they should develop building cods which could withstand hurricane winds between 400 and 500 hundred miles pr hour! Nevertheless, one could not call that building a resilient Dominica. These people are some dumb, one said children should be resilient from small!

  8. RandyX
    May 30, 2019

    Skerrits vision for Dominica: “A country that is climate resilient and whose development is truly sustainable.”
    At the same time the people will get poorer and poorer because they can’t eat climate resilient and the Red Clinic is going to be abolished after the election due to a lack of funds. Whenever this Crime Minister has a vision, people should start running.

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