Dominica signs MOU for multi-million high-end luxury hotel

PM Skerrit shares a word with the hotel investors on Tuesday
PM Skerrit shares a word with the hotel investors on Tuesday

The Government of Dominica and Range Developments Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), for the construction of a 75 to 125 room, high-end luxury brand hotel in the north of the island.

The signing took place today, Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at the Cabinet Secretariat with Rosemond Edwards, Financial Secretary signing on behalf of government and Mohammed Asaria, signing on behalf of Range Developments.

Prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, said the MOU was the first to be signed under the investment arm of the Economic Citizenship Programme.

“This is the first MOU that the Government is signing under the Citizen by Investment Programme; the investment arm of our Economic Citizenship Programme which we believe is the way to go towards addressing economic development issues, employment and greater investment in our tourism industry. So we are very keen on engaging them and moving this process forward,” the Prime Minister stated.

Mohammed Asaria, Vice Chairman of Range Developments said his company was very pleased to partner with the government to bring a new hotel to Dominica.

“We look forward to bringing an ultra-luxury branded five star hotel to the Commonwealth of Dominica and realizing the Commonwealth of Dominica’s ambition to become a luxury destination for tourism in the coming years,” he said. “I think under the foresight of the Prime Minister and his Government and the recent enactment of the new Citizenship by Investment Bill and the introduction of the Real Estate Arm Dominica will benefit from increased foreign direct investment over the coming years which will be beneficial for the country and the good people of the Commonwealth of Dominica.”

International luxury hotel brand Kempinski has partnered with Range Developments in the venture.

Kempinski was founded in Germany in 1897 and currently operates over 70 high-end luxury hotels in 30 countries across the globe.

Ulrich Eckhardt, President Middle East, Africa and India for Kempinski, is delighted that his company can be part of this project.

“We are at the high-end luxury market doing business from our European hubs and also cover the American market to the east coast and, therefore, believe that we can add value to this venture,” he said.

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237 Comments

  1. Devil in hell
    February 20, 2014

    will anyone please tell mee, why has the Roseau and surrounding ten mile radius of the Fort Young Hotel been reserved for ONLY the Fort young hotel to ever exist?? is there in existence an MOU with fort young dat NO NO NO hotel will be allowed to be built anywhere in a ten mile radius and more anywhere close to the Fort Young. nassief u have de GOVT by der balls sir Greg Yvor Sir Phillip squeeze der balls well sir, I admire allyuu well

  2. dissident
    February 20, 2014

    i see you have some good friends in Dubai mr PM…….
    Question:
    – How long you have that relationship with Range Developments- did you get introduced by Denzil Douglas in St. Kitts?
    – Why cant you be more specific about this project?
    – is there a plan for the works?
    – what village will it be built? Penville? Vielle Case, please be specific
    i find it troubling to take you seriously since you are not being specific at all
    – How much money is involved?
    – you signed a document on de nations behalf – sounds so vague……120 room hotel in north……..hiph hip hooray!!!!!!!!

    BE SPECIFIC SIR…….NOTHING OF WHAT YOU SAYING IS STICKING IN MY BRAIN……WEAK MINDS WITH NO COMPREHENSION ARE DE ONLY ONES SINGING WITH YOU ON DAT!!!!!!

  3. linky
    February 20, 2014

    blage a mass

  4. London Calling
    February 20, 2014

    Dear Prime Minister
    I thank you for continuing to strive for the development of our beautiful island. May God continue to bless and guide you.

    However, I would like to beg you to consider the construction of an international airport, as not only are Dominicans frustrated by the current two stage mode of travel but potential visitors are also discouraged by the current set up.

    I am aware of many English colleagues who are desperate to visit Paradise (that is how I have named Dominica on my office map. Yes, I keep a map of Dominica in my London office!) but they are deterred by the undesirable flight.

    Please, please do consider moving the construction of an internal airport at the top of your priority list.

    With best wishes.
    A grateful Dominican

  5. Roach
    February 20, 2014

    What`s the update on the Morrocan Hotel. just assking.

  6. 4CARS
    February 20, 2014

    I’m not saying anything more. Cause with all that foolishness this skerritt is doing, Dominicans will still vote for him. They are jinxed to the bone; and blind too.

  7. forreal
    February 19, 2014

    i have never read more gabbage from what i see here,i really starting to question my people intelligence at one point you all want an international airport,so how the hell you all do not want to see hotel rooms built,you no what it is,you all linton see you all party strength failing,which is to critisize the government,because you all want to see them fail but they keep making you all look like fools,but guest what there is a labour song that says,WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED

    • Sane
      February 19, 2014

      Lots of sense in that comment.

  8. Anonymous
    February 19, 2014

    Please yes, can we have a priority list to improve the country’s economy. #1 An international Airport!!! I love my country. I want to visit a lot more often and I have friends,Americans & non Americans who would like to visit as well but from here in the U.S., it is quite a hassle and I have no choice but to fly on Liat with it’s outrageous air fares at times, and lack of customer service and promptness. I am for development but first things first please!!!!!!!

    • Sane
      February 19, 2014

      Get this bro;

      Melleville Hall airport is capable of accommodating larger planes that what LIAT uses and those include long haul planes flying in directly from the US mainland.

      Example,FIFA’S Boeing 767 landed and took off from Melville Hall. Remember?

      The issue is not the airport bro but the number of passengers or the lack of to make those flights profitable for the airlines. Nobody goes to a country just because that country has an international airport.

      On average only about 200 people fly in to Dominica a day. Not enough to full even one single large plane!

      In view of that what difference would an international airport make?

      We need to attract more people to the country first and luxury hotels certainly help!

      Step into the light!

  9. Anonymous
    February 19, 2014

    Please yes, can we have a priority list to improve the country’s economy. #1 An international Airport!!! I love my country. I want to visit a lot more often and I have friends,non Americans who would like to visit as well but from here in the U.S., it is quite a hassle and I have no choice but to fly on Liat with it’s outrageous air fares at times, and lack of customer service and promptness. I am for development but first things first please!!!!!!!

  10. John Paul
    February 19, 2014

    Socialism has a very broad range but it seems we are bordering on Communism.Even Mr. Honeychurch is surprised at the speed this is moving at

    Lennox Honychurch‎Possie Vibrations
    SO CABRITS AGAIN. This time Douglas Bay, Bell Hall. This is all happening so fast. Yesterday afternoon, Monday, I was asked to take these investors through the bush between the beach and the swamp to explain the lay of the land, and this morning there is the MOU and a news item on DNO:

    “The Government of Dominica and Range Developments Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), for the construction of a 75 to 125 room, high-end luxury brand hotel in the north of the island.”

    • John Paul
      February 19, 2014

      This one has similarities with the “War on Pit Toilets” and it smells like it too!

  11. Anonymous
    February 19, 2014

    Garcon Allyou need to think back in the days of old when there was a dis-agreement with the powers, the people let them know there was a Grievance for which Redress is due,,,

    Mista Dem doh ready yet yeh, in all Dealings between “Men” there are Contracts and Accords, when the dealings are among friends and club members there are “Gentlemen-handshakes”,,,

    If a company is coming to do serious business, why isn’t there a Contractual Agreement between the parties, with penalties and consequences for failures in the details agreed upon through procurement processes, with detailed public scrutiny especially when the Contractual obligation(s) affects a “Nation” and “Democracy”,,,

    According to general definition:
    A memorandum of understanding (MoU) is describing a bilateral or multilateral agreement between two or more parties. It expresses a convergence of will between the parties, indicating an intended common line of action. It is often used in cases where parties either do not imply a legal commitment or in situations where the parties cannot create a legally enforceable agreement. It is a more formal alternative to a gentleman’s agreement.

    Instead of lambasting each other and giving thumbs up and thumbs down, learn to do some Critical Thinking and Analyses and see how mista-dem is selling A Nation blindly,,,

    According to [http://www.rangedevelopments.com/index.php] which indicates there is project scheduled for St. Kitts, “Range Developments, a Range Holdings Group Company, is a leading real estate developer operating in niche, profitable markets around the world. We develop ultra-luxury resorts in areas of remarkable natural beauty.

    With our rapidly expanding global operations and ambitious plans for strategic growth, Range Developments is poised to create iconic hospitality destinations that are known for their luxurious setting, extraordinary architecture and exceptional service.

    Founded by Mohammed Asaria and Munaf Ali, Range Holdings seeks to develop hospitality complexes in areas that enjoy unique tourism dynamics.

    The company’s objective is to provide investors access to exceptional real estate developments, in spite of challenging market conditions. Our pragmatic approach ensures our projects are re-executable and projected returns are achievable.

    A demonstrated ability to construct hospitality destinations in some of the world’s most difficult regions is evidence of the company’s delivery capabilities.”

    Instead of trying to Broker a deal for some non-sustainable enterprise for which it has been proven that Dominica is not properly equipped, as Men [not boys] broker a deal where Dominica would be the major supplier for these facilities within this region with their fresh organically grown fruits and vegetables,,,

    But this appears merely as another scheme to sell some more Economic Citizenship to some people with some serious malicious Intent!!!

    Has anyone heard of a Dominican or Any West-Indian or African being offered an opportunity to gain Economic Citizenship in any other Country especially Europeans’ Countries???

  12. Rastafari
    February 19, 2014

    Dominicans, these people cannot own the land without erecting a structure on it. This is an attempt to grab land in the country, nothing more or less. This is non-political in every aspect. The same is happening in Mama Africa, where land grabbing is the norm. It’s called Neo-Colonization!

    “Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes it’s laws” — Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  13. Reader
    February 19, 2014

    Omg Dominicans do know how to complain. Do something good is a problem, do bad is another story do nothing their mouth still going. What a nation remember how the children of Israel complained and what became of them. Oh Lord help our nation. What happen to the Taiwanese miss Charles brought to Dominica? Gloves factory do you guys remember? Guess what it was that same citizen program go figure.

  14. bougla
    February 19, 2014

    Latest score: Skerrit 1 Linton 0 :twisted:

    • Skerrit_For_Pm
      February 19, 2014

      Later than latest score: Skerrit 1 Linton 20 :twisted:

      • 4CARS
        February 20, 2014

        Score just came in. Linton 98, Skerritt ………0.098

  15. Emile Zapatos
    February 19, 2014

    First of all we have many hotels in Dominica and I have only seen promotions for Jungle Bay and the Calibishie Hotel. The hotel industry is not organized for promotions. Like any business you have to work hard to succeed and you have to market and promote it regardless of which party is in power.
    Second we have an INTERNATIONAL airport. We need a bigger airport of international standing ,that can accumulate bigger jets. I am in agreement to that. AGREED! What we need immediately is more direct flights from places like Atlanta , Maiami and Peurto Rico . We can work on European connections through Air France. The people in the hotel business can charter, purchase, or become agents. In Jamaica the hotel industry and the airline industry work hand in hand regardless of which party is in power, the Bahamas too. Jamaica has two International airports and several private airports and airstrips. I know for a fact that the LeBlance administration purchase land at Londondary to build such a modern airport, and Patrick John was negotiating with the Venezuelan government to build it. Studies was also done at Pond Case by the Canadian government.
    What would be great is for the people who have interest in the hotel and travel industry to unite and organize a group or company to purchase at least two passanger planes or invite some airlines to do business and become their agents. agents

  16. NicE n NaughtY
    February 19, 2014

    Mr PM the palace was more important than the hospital now a luxury hotel takes priority oh and by the way how are these rooms going to be filled?? no international airport no proper sea port you really doing things back to front, you’re just a lover of VANITY and you know what that mean it’s also destruction of the soul, your so called christian supporters need to pray for you, self centered and arrogant man.

    • .
      February 20, 2014

      The “palace” is part of a strategy to uplift the capital of Roseau. This is good for tourism. More to follow soon. a friend of mine just visited Dominica on a cruise and she loved it. She spoke about the state house.

  17. pedro
    February 19, 2014

    WHAT? They are not even sure how many rooms they are going to build. {75 to 125} what a joke. Time up, Pack up.

  18. Nac Vibes
    February 19, 2014

    Take a good look at the photo above and see who is the masters in the conversation.

    The picture is not lying. As has been shown in other photos when skerrit dealing with big people, his posture is of a yes massa type. No way does this guy negotiate, he takes what he is given.

    • .
      February 19, 2014

      @Nac Vibes If he cannot debate how can he negotiate?

  19. Dominican
    February 19, 2014

    Damm if you do damm if you don’t I believe that Dominica is moving forward and that is a big problem for you guys because you are used to living the backward way, old people have said in proverbs that it is difficult to teach an old dog new tricks. Wake up and move with the times look at your neighbours in other parts of the world,they are leaving us behind. they are in tow with their leadres whetehr they have faith or not.What is wrong with a 5 star hotel, you need accommodation first before tourist can come, where would you put them if they just decended on us.
    As for the person who said Roseau is stinking ,dirty, and generally unkempt you self stop throwing your rubbish as you go along charity begins at home.
    I see a future for Dominica we have had many leaders and the country according to the lot of you is still the same to date so why is Skerrit allyou want to move mountains and remove shakkles as well as holding him responsible for your past problems.
    God helped those who helped themselves most jobs are created by the private sectors once again look around the globe places such as Barbados people bring jobs for the people not the Gov. buy coconut and make tablet go to the schools and sell you will prosper that is how ronald mcDonald started and now he is a multi milloinaire.

  20. Anonymous
    February 19, 2014

    anyone keeping count of MOUs?

  21. February 19, 2014

    Politicians, are like diapers, they both need changing, and for the same reasons. :-|

  22. Anonymous
    February 19, 2014

    In the pass the gorverment used it to send their children to study lawyers and on them self both are doing the same stop blaming one and not the other we need a good government to hang them by their ball

  23. Simply the Truth
    February 19, 2014

    My open and broad-minded vision is, it will provide employment and generate tourists dollars for the economy. This will also benefit the youths of tomorrow as they grow into adulthood.

    • February 19, 2014

      What about the Moroccan hotel, is it bringing employment and generating tourists dollars? It is just another white elephant.

  24. Anthony Ismael
    February 18, 2014

    I have one question. How will you fly tourist to the hotel in a reasonable time frame? What happened to the plans for the international airport?

    • winston warrington
      February 20, 2014

      Anthony, why are you concerned with the details? this is merely an MOU. Before any proposal of such magnitude is actually drawn up, a feasibility study must be done, environmental assessment and environmental impact studies concluded before plans and architectural drawings commissioned. Only then can application be made to the NDC or planning division for the requisite license to construct and operate. At this stage the financial capability of the company will determine whether the project will proceed.

      All this venting is merely gaseous fuming over a business suggestion. Hundreds of similar proposals were entertained during the UWP administration without a whimper of protestation. But since the PM is involved, the resident ignorami want to saddle the mule.

  25. art L in ATL
    February 18, 2014

    Dr. Thomson Fontaine

    Dr. Thomson Fontaine is currently an economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) a position he has held for the past nine years. At the IMF he has provided economic policy advice to several country governments including those of Afghanistan, Vietnam, Turkey and Niger and several other African countries; and provided training to central bankers in the Caribbean and the Middle East. His publications include research on currency crises, economic growth issues and the Diaspora. He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and Clemson University.

    A national of Dominica, he is currently President of the Caribbean Association of World Bank IMF Staff (CAWI), an executive member of the Dominica Academy of Arts and Sciences (DAAS), and founder and editor of TheDominican.net an online news magazine. He previously lectured at Clemson University, Limestone College and the University of the West Indies distance learning.

    • Unknown
      February 18, 2014

      Why over sell Dr Fontaine? Let his action speaks louder than his words. Stop providing lip service that the people can see through and start unfolding an action plan and a viable vision for the country. Frankly, all those dirty words swinging the pendulum does not interest me. That’s is why I say politicians are all the same. None is better than the other. Is a question of voting for the better of two evils.

    • Rass
      February 19, 2014

      ?????????????????????????

    • Anonymous
      February 19, 2014

      This information is outdated.

    • Emile Zapatos
      February 19, 2014

      What in the world does Dr Fountaine’s credentials have to do with the PM signing an MOU to build a hotel. So he has all this expertise and has helped so many countries to develop, why has he not done anything for Dominica. And what about his village? NOT even an idea he has passed on to them. Now he is waving his achievements like a flag for political support. As far as I know he WAS all that ,if at all . Was WAS .
      If you search “Thompson Fontaine” on the computer you will see those same words posted on the net. Word for word…..verbatim. Speculate and draw your own conclutions. I am too experience to be taken for a ride.

    • Reader
      February 19, 2014

      And yr point is?

    • Jon Carson
      February 19, 2014

      Art L in ATL, how does this relate to the news article don’t you think that you post this under the wrong heading? Also would you please get your facts ring and go back and do your reach is Thompson still at the IMF or not? Stop the propaganda buddy.

    • Jon Carson
      February 19, 2014

      Corrected version – Hi art L in ATL, how does this relate to the news article don’t you think that you post this under the wrong heading? Also, would you please get your facts right and go back and do your research is Thompson still at the IMF or not? Stop the propaganda buddy let’s be truthful regardless to whoever you support. Let’s focus on the MOU and the hotel would it be beneficial to Dominicans or not?

    • FAST N FURIOUS
      February 19, 2014

      @..art L in ATL..Good for him but just that justify his action with the DAAS monies?

    • UDOHREADYET
      February 19, 2014

      You do understand the IMF polices and practices are directed against the sovereignty of countries by forcing their economic policies onto those countries they lend money to, usually at the expense of local businesses, education and development. Their agenda is strictly financial and they force their lendees to import subsidized goods from developed nations to sell locally at a price local business people and farmers can’t compete with. Jamaica is a prime example of what IMF does to Caribbean countries. If you want DA to be JA keep thinking the IMF is on your side. IMF is financial colonialism.

    • February 19, 2014

      The DLP and the PM does have concern because when Dr.Fontaine gets into the office of the minister of finance he will be shocked at what he discover and that’s when we D’icans are going to hang our heads down in shame and that is why they are targeting Dr.Fontaine at all cost it was the same thing that they did with the son of Rosie Douglas(PM) they had to get him out from the magistrate
      office as quickly as possible for what he might he discover but with Dr. Fontaine he is there to stay and we dont care whoever consultant or consultants orwant to dig up dirt on Dr.Fontaine or on other in the UWP party instead of using the funds to create jobs jobs jobs and more jobs they are just deceptive.
      I listen to the young man who read the letter of endorsement of Dr.Fontaine and I’m proud of the people in the constituency I salute you all..

  26. who
    February 18, 2014

    where in the world that governments are the primary investors in hotel building?? do you have to be party affiliated to be employed at a government hotel? don’t understand……

    • February 18, 2014

      That is how communist operate. Every thing is state owned in communist countries. Don’t you see where we are heading? Dominicans, this is our chance to escape from the monster at this upcoming general elections. If we don’t vote the monster out, we in Dominica will bawl but it will be too late. This is the best chance that we have. Let us take back our country from this people. Don’t be fooled by this ploy. Nothing is going to happen. This is an election gimmick, I believe. Where is the new hospital that should have been built many years ago. This is just to fool us. We will have better management in team Dominica to manage our country. Let us vote them out despite all their plans. Team Dominica will do the right things for us, Dominicans.

    • Emile Zapatos
      February 19, 2014

      Well Mr Who I use to have the same questions.In private enterprise or the private or business beyond sector you should have people who are ready to go beyond retailing. If an activity is not happening or not happening fast enough the government must step in. This is what happened in the case of the Fort Young Hotel and the National Bank. As I see it we need a partnership between the private (business) sector and the public (government) sector. There should be mutual support regardless of individual political conviction. The needs of the many should outweigh the needs of the one. Because of the risk factor in undevelop countries Government must lead as in the first steps taken by the government of Dominica in radio, tv, telephone, computer and construction. People will see the fesibility and take it to a higher level. Who would take the risk of geothermal. Who would import the technology .Look at education in the U S A . when the government would not build black schools the people did and even build universities.

  27. Realist
    February 18, 2014

    Where does this money for the economic citizenship go? China gave the state house, china built playground and busstop in stockfarm, alba and venezuela building road by here and there. Morrocco building hotel,meanwhile Roseau smells like a rubbish dump daily, the drains are toxic, sidewalks are an utter mess, vagrants overtaking all corners you turn. Where is the money is what I would like to know

    • BigMe
      February 19, 2014

      I agree with you on this but what I disagree about is the government have to clean our nastiness. Why throw trash on the side walk, in the drain is there not bins? you could hold it till you get home be more clean you will see a difference in your country. People waiting for government to come cut the grass in-front their door come on be more proactive as citizens

  28. February 18, 2014

    Every time the do something good for the country all criticizing so he can’t do anything at all that can please you guys skerro is doing his best give the man a chance work will come to the Portsmouth area please

    • Simply the Truth
      February 18, 2014

      They do not look beyond. The critics are only harming themselves. It shows what is projected in their hearts and minds. Nothing constructive; nothing good; no progress. I feel sorry for them.

    • Anthony Ismael
      February 18, 2014

      Call me when the first brick is laid. Dominicans are very interested in economic development for the country. However, we have been fooled so many times that we are skeptical whenever new ventures are announced because, many of these proposed ventures do not pan out.
      The citizens want more action and less talk. Simple.

    • Eyeballs
      February 19, 2014

      Tell him to build an international airport before constructing a hotel for lizards, birds and frogs because these are what are going to occupy the hotel. Unless there is an international airport, hotels in the country are not going to prosper. Think about it

      • .
        February 20, 2014

        When he makes the announcement do not get a heart attack.

    • Emile Zapatos
      February 19, 2014

      My dear Jeep be thankful for the criticizing , what does not kill you make you stronger. If it was not for them many people would not know what is going on. They are letting us know that the Labour Party government is working and managing the limited resourses quite well. There are many Dominicans who visit and are quite impressed with the progress we are making. They recognize the potential and are more ready to help.
      People are seeing why the critics want to obstruct the present administration. If they do not get in the next election they will have to hang up their boots. They are desperate. So let them continue to make their false accusations and false promises.

  29. Plan Dominque
    February 18, 2014

    There was MOU for Hampstead and Woodford Hill Estate. It is more than five years since and nothing has happened on the lands. Since when Civil Servants are signing MOUs when Cabinet ministers are present. This is just anther elections ploy. The potential developers realise that positive change is coming to DA so they want to secure a piece of prime land to be at an advantageous position when the UWP comes in. By the way is this not land zoned national park at the Cabrits?

    • Emile Zapatos
      February 19, 2014

      Civil Servants can if they are directed. Have you ever received a letter which begins” I am directed by the minister. Well Mr Plan go talk to a civil servants. I know we are living in a free country and can say what we want, but we have a duty to educate ourselves. Do not let people take you for a ride

  30. Trevor Fabien
    February 18, 2014

    Reply to Anonymous

    I am not interested in running for any political party, never mind for UWP. The only interest I have is the interest of the development of Dominica and I don’t see much if that happening around.

    This is the problem with some of us, we are so contented with the sub standard that has blighted our very own development. Does it mean because we have been behind other countries economically that we have to accept such fate? Perhaps someone can guide me to this stone that reads, Dominica must always follow economically, politically, and educationally. Such beliefs might be the what some of us hold dear hence the reason why Dominica is one of the least visited countries in the world never mind the western world, in a part of the world which is one of the most popular tourist destinations.

    So do you Mr/Miss Anonymous think this is just a coincidence that we lag behind when everyone else in the Eastern Caribbean seems to be putting some distance between us and them in the economic race?

    Sometimes we have to really take a hard look at ourselves and stop sugar coating things. Maybe you are one of those fortunate enough to be financially independent and is able to travel around the Caribbean. I am also guessing that you are not one of those who will be getting grant from the government to improve your bathroom and toilet facilities.

    Finally if we are running neck and neck with the rest of the Caribbean countries then you have set your bar and expectation exceedingly low sir for what you expect us to achieve as Dominicans.

    • Simply the Truth
      February 18, 2014

      Have patience. Progress does not occur overnight. Dominica was already harmed in bygone years. If those governments who were in power had put their heads together with also the cooperation of the people, Dominica would have been in a better position. They hid much from the D/can people then. Give this one a chance. Take time to do good.

    • Rass
      February 19, 2014

      Could not say it better.

    • Smh
      February 19, 2014

      Trevor you should be getting a call from skerrit in 5..4..3..2….
      Lol. He will try to offer some hush money

      • Anonymous
        February 19, 2014

        Ha Ha,I was raised to be a man of integrity by my parents so I don’t think he will ever be able to buy such integrity. This is priceless

      • Trevor Fabien
        February 19, 2014

        Ha Ha,My mum and my dad taught me about integrity and such qualities cannot be bought, priceless.

        My dad has taught me so much, there is no way I could possibly see things on just a superficial level.
        I feel privileged to have had someone like my dad in my life.
        So selling the virtues that I hold dear is not an option.

  31. linky
    February 18, 2014

    morning noon and night u signing mou one day dominicans will get to know what is in this mou’s

    • Simply the Truth
      February 18, 2014

      Do not make me laugh. :lol: Pray to God to reveal it to you. :lol:

  32. angel
    February 18, 2014

    I hope that one day we Dominicans (or at least the Dominican government) learn exactly why tourists come to this island. Whatever it is, it’s certainly NOT for large five star hotels. When will they learn…? Never, I guess and here comes another white elephant – another massive waste of money.

    • tina
      February 19, 2014

      I come to Dominica because of the non existance of all inclusive 1000 bed hotel complexes. I come to Dominica to stay in small charming Guesthouses or B&Bs to get to know the real vibes of Dominica. I always book my accomodation individually- airbnb is the site for travellers like me.

  33. Dominican overseas
    February 18, 2014

    Which comes first the chicken or the egg? Tt is not feasible to have five star without International Airport.PERIOD

    • Simply the Truth
      February 18, 2014

      Be positive. Tourists have been coming to D/ca for years without an international airport. They know about this when they contact their travel agent. Probably revenue from this new hotel will eventually assist towards building an international airport. You know this will be expensive.

    • Hamilton Victor Jose
      February 19, 2014

      If you said which comes first a Hotel or International AIRPORT now, did you believe then that an International Airport could come before construction off proper roads think of that one.

    • Anonymous
      February 19, 2014

      Yes but you dont hsve enough tourist or inhabitants to warrent building either. Airlines dont want to loose money , and when are hotels ever full in domininca ,maybe if you are lucky , once a year.

  34. Special Agent Truth
    February 18, 2014

    Are we the Dominicans who these MOU’s are being signed on our behalf permitted to know what’s proposed in these MOU’s?

    Seriously, we’re not even being told what’s promised. How can we know if we’re getting the short or long end of the whipping stick?

    • me
      February 18, 2014

      For the construction of a luxury brand hotel. Plain and simple. Signed under the investment arm of the economic citizenship program. I hope this is plain to understand. You get economic citizenship if you are going to invest in the economy of the state. The hotel is part of the investment.

      • Lang Mama
        February 19, 2014

        Who gets the passports? Range Development passport number 456789

      • Nac Vibes
        February 19, 2014

        Your greed stops you from asking questions.

        You think those business men give a rats arse about you and Dominica

  35. proud dominica
    February 18, 2014

    you would think that this man is running his private affairs rather than running the affairs of the country, the way he does things secretly. he trying his best to follow chavez and castro but he underestimating dominicans….and giving his self too much credit…. fort young empty… garraway empty….so more rooms for what… the three day of world creole music festival or carnival…. not feasible at all…. not practical… cant plant the corn before to clear out the land….. working backwards as always…. look before you leap….and think before you sign MOU…. (DLP…. DA LIES PERSIST)

    • Simply the Truth
      February 18, 2014

      Why do you not campaign for prime minister? If you feel he has that privilege, you will also receive it if elected. Try your hand at it. Why is the opposition aggressively campaigning, even traveling overseas for that purpose?

  36. african queen
    February 18, 2014

    why the acting prime minister did not sign this MOU. Rosemond girl be careful with this money hungry fellas. They will put you in Jail sis. Skerrit is deceptive with a smile.

    • MUDD
      February 19, 2014

      She needs to be

  37. dissident
    February 18, 2014

    You didn’t post my comment

  38. ParoInRoseau
    February 18, 2014

    a Video about Range Developments project in St Kitts….it practically gives an overview of the agreement. What it means to be a shareholder and so forth! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJGGJfjX_QA#t=317

    • RastarMarn
      February 19, 2014

      Somebody doing their Homework!!!
      Good on you for posting this link,,,

      This is merely another Scheme to sell Economic Citizenship to some Ruthless investors who care more about the Profitability of their investment and naught about the National Security they trying to infringe on, and take advantage of,,,

      Has anyone seen a sales presentation for Economic Citizenship from an investment firm selling the same concept for Europeans’ Countries???

  39. mosbo
    February 18, 2014

    Can anyone tell weather Skerrit was out of state for that signing? If the photo is showing he was on island, we all know Skerrit love taking photoes why did he not sign this MOU? Am shock. Was the meadia invited? where in the north is this hotel going to be build? And the biggest question how much money was paid for this passport? Skerrit we watching this one again.

    • Simply the Truth
      February 18, 2014

      Why should it concern you? What’s in it for you?

  40. Voice
    February 18, 2014

    This is the same PM and Government who tried to shame Sam Raphael instead of working with him under the Citizenship programme? All because Sam dared to speak and participate in the process of democracy in his country?

    Now what exactly is the “Citizen by Investment Programme” ? Pray tell DNO. Help your readers understand these issues.

    • RastarMarn
      February 19, 2014

      Garcon DNO is part of the problem too, you doh see dat yet den!!!

      what need to be done is a new news forum where there is true Democracy [a system of independent reporting by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state],,,
      Maybe then We can all come together to form an organization with the people for the people,,,

      It’s sad to say that the same people who controls the Media Controls the Money and thus Control Political members,,,

      Allyou should do a quick re-Search to see who is really backing Duravision Inc.,,,

      ADMIN: Well RastarMan if we are part of the problem, why read us? If you leave, you won’t be missed. We are even going ahead and publish your comment, when we could have easily rejected it like another news website which rejects any comments that criticize them.

      • RastarMarn
        February 22, 2014

        Is not Criticize nuh Dred is just saying what’s obvious the first time Marn did a research on DNO saw it was some Irish Wangka that was pulling allyou strings that was about the time when the issue came about as the Bishop of Roseau made some comment about now we can shake hands again because the threat of bird-flu is no more,,, Allyou never posted my comments about the Vatican also being part of the problem, from then on Marn knew allyou was part of the problems,,,

        Allyou never do any investigative reporting all allyou do is place quotes on there that people say trying to instigate reactions from the masses,,,

        Just report the real stuff nuh and put some real content stuff on here so people can be truly informed,,,

        Countless time I lay down facts and present the links with all the data so all can see where Marn coming from and some-One in there didn’t post the info,,,

        Why do you have this whole mechanism where you have to edit what the people write then,,,

  41. jo
    February 18, 2014

    It is my understanding that the hotel is to be situated near the children’s hospital…

    • Simply the Truth
      February 18, 2014

      So D/ca has a children’s hospital. Why were some of them questioning the fact that the di Silvestris stated they donated to the children’s hospital? Is it that some resident D/cans are ignorant of this hospital? They do not know what is in their country.

    • Blackinese
      February 19, 2014

      loving this comment :-D

  42. There you have it.
    February 18, 2014

    Do not be surprised if the Savanne Paille villas are sold to some bogus, so-called citizenship investment company.

    • Simply the Truth
      February 18, 2014

      You have it not. Why do you not conduct a research and/or investigation?

  43. Just Blaze
    February 18, 2014

    I am confused as some of the comments don’t seem to coincide with whats being said in the article. Is the government paying these people as a contractor to build the Hotel? Or are these private companies who are going to own and operate the hotel?

    If this is a private company coming to build a hotel and skerrit simply giving them permission to do so via the MOU I dont see what the big deal is and where international airport coming in. These people must have done their market research to determine if they will be able full those 100 rooms given the constraints that lack of air access poses in Dominica. So it would be their problem not ours.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.

    • Simply the Truth
      February 18, 2014

      You are correct. Some people simply love to comment and critic, some of which make no sense whatsoever. They love to take matters into their hands as if they are in authority and know better. If I were they I would not worry about it. It is an investment. Let everything take its course. Already, some are wailing that there are no jobs. Do they really want jobs and for Dominica’s economical progress?

    • Reader
      February 19, 2014

      Finally someone with common sense. Dominicans do not understand reading and comprehension. They read with understanding. Lack knowledge. What a people it’s a shame. My people and I would welcome such investments in my country job creation.

    • Funnie
      February 19, 2014

      @ Blaze You are right. They are blinded by party politics.

    • Listening!!!
      February 19, 2014

      BLAZE….You writing is normally on point but I must comment here. This is connected to economic citizenship so even if they are using their own money they are getting something for it. Which is more valuable economic citizenship and they would still own 100% of the hotel assets in failure or success. It a win-win for these gentlemen!!

    • Wise
      February 20, 2014

      Very well said

  44. Trevor Fabien
    February 18, 2014

    Whenever one wants to get a good view of a fantastic site he or she gets to a vantage point, a high point and takes a good look.
    I have lived out of Dominica for since 1995 and have lived in 3 other countries. I now live in the UK so it would be very unfair to come Dominica and the Uk,no comparison in terms of development.

    However when I go to St Lucia and Anguilla to visit friends, I wonder if Dominica has been frozen in time. Back to my opening statement, I have had a good vantage point to look at things and to compare the view based on the rest of the Caribbean islands. My view has been looking from outside the box and what I see is not development as the government states. What I see is a country and a people left to their own accord, what I see is the head of state being always AWOL(Absent Without Leave)

    It is not ironic that the UWP used the slogan, Change Is A Must. It is the only way we as Dominicans home will have something to live for and for those visiting have something to come home to.
    Remember people, I am talking as someone whose Dad represented this DLP for Grand Bay.

    We as a people just cannot allow ourselves to keep regressing into the abyss of economic failure and poverty. We need to start getting to vantage points and having a good look at what is really happening to our country.

    • Bogoroy
      February 18, 2014

      You really sound like another of the uninformed and misinformed diASSporans out there, Trevor. First, inform yourself of the facts on the ground. DO not simply swallow the sewer water that you hear. Come down and learn the facts. Then, you can speak with some credibility. Until then, you and the others like you who think you can stay out there and simply bump your gumbs as if you know jack about Dominica can go eat fish and fries!!

      • observer
        February 18, 2014

        Why some of you think that because people outside Dominica they don’t know what is going on? I listen to the same news,and read the same news news that you all read. Things are not like before. You know facts about on ground because you live in Dominica and listen and read news? I wonder why dlp has a bajan predicting election for them. Based on your theory someone in Dominica should do that?
        The fact is some of us in the diaspora are more informed than a lot of you at home.

      • Roy Willaims
        February 19, 2014

        It is unfortunate that people like BogoRoy will only recognize the importance of the diasporans are to load Dominicans with barrels at the time of Christmas. Skeritt recognize the importance of the diasporans but jokers like BogoRoy want to shut us up.

      • Trevor Fabien
        February 19, 2014

        Hi Bogoroy.

        As you can see I am not hiding behind some insipid name and commenting on other peoples comments. I choose to reveal my name because I am someone who will stand up and be counted not sit and cower like you.
        What are the facts about Dominica, you tell me. Is Dominica`s economy booming with Agriculture, Manufacturing and Tourism? That is not what I read according to the Caribbean Development Bank. So if you want to be an ostrich and bury your head in the sand like your master then feel free to do so but please do not attempt to convince anyone else.

        I may not live in Dominica but I do visit home regularly enough to know what is going on. I am the Dominican who is currently in the process of giving one lucky young cricket player the opportunity of coming to England to play cricket and have an experience which would never be possible otherwise. I try to do my bit and my best for the young people even though I am absent in body.

        So you see, I have every right to speak with absolute credibility whilst you blow hot air and add nothing of substance to this forum.
        I suggest you comment on some topic rather than making me your topic. This wont get you very far I am afraid so please stop being so ignorant.

        I hope I can now draw a line under this and for your information I am not a lover of Fish and Chips but I am lover Of Saltfish and Bakes.
        100% Dominican

    • dominica
      February 18, 2014

      you definitely have an axe to grind..guess you did not get want you wanted personally,so you jumping from country to country and dare to critisize..

      • Trevor Fabien
        February 18, 2014

        Ha Ha, small minded. I am not even sure if I should reply to you but I thought I might just educate you. I have no axe to grind and I have never wanted anything from the government. What I want is whenever I come home I would like to spend my money in a vibrant economy and give something back. What I want is to see Dominica like it has never been before, a country where the young people feel that the future is bright and the old people being looked after instead of breaking their backs going to garden when they should be living our their latter years relaxing.

        That’s what I want and if you have a problem with that then you ought to change that name Dominica which you choose to call yourself on this site

    • dread
      February 18, 2014

      Your Point is?????

    • Anonymous
      February 18, 2014

      maybe you want to represent the uwp for Grand Bay. If there was any trueh to what you are saying you would realize that Dominica was always way behind the other countries. Today we have made great strides and are running neck and neck with them. I know, because i’m a traveller.

      • possie
        February 18, 2014

        Your comment is not true, check the history of our country and you will get the facts. If my memory serve me correct once upon a time Antiguans, st lucians, montserratians and all the others use to come and seek employment in our country. They have all by pass dominica big time. I am supporting Trevor Fabien the country is being run as a private industry rather than a country.

      • President
        February 19, 2014

        you are a traveller from country to roseau.

      • Anonymous
        February 19, 2014

        Where do travel to , maybe Portsmouth to Roseau

    • Simply the Truth
      February 18, 2014

      Think in depth prior to criticizing the situation in D/ca. Dominica is Dominica and it is our country of birth. The slogan, Change is a must will not change matters in D/ca for they are not miracle workers.
      St. Lucia is at an advantage. It has an international airport. It is not as mountainous as Dominica. This has been a setback for D/ca. With the tourist dollars flowing into St. Lucia as B/dos, is it any wonder their countries are built up?
      There is hardly a proper place in D/ca to build an international airport due to the mountains, unless the government will have to expropriate some of the nationals’ property. Know that there will be negative issues and opposition about that.

    • Emile Zapatos
      February 19, 2014

      You definitely have an axe to grind. You sound like an absente owner during the plantation system

    • Emile Zapatos
      February 19, 2014

      It seems to me that you want to represent Grandbay on a U W P ticket. You do not have to be ashame of that. We still have a free country and as far as the labour party goes the more the merrier. You do not have to be a member of the UWP or the wanabe new team to contest. You can even be an independent. Think of that Mr Well Educated Big Minded . Being away so long make you smarter than us, but we know that the progress at home received no contribution from you but from those who stayed at home. All you and yours can do is lambase the Country.

  45. Woton
    February 18, 2014

    I have been to Dominica. I want to go back. I loved the island and the few people I met. On my computer monitor I have an icon for Dominica’s weather. I am learning Creole cooking. It makes me feel bad having to endure rainy 40 degree weather.

    I think a luxury hotel would take away some of Dominica’s charm. That monstrocity on Nassau would be ridiculous on Dominica. That type of hotel may ruin Dominica’s “mom and pop” type of accomodations.

    Getting to Dominica from Oregon is a problem. I am thinking of flying to one of the nearby islands and using a ferry to get to Dominica.

    Dominica doesn’t need an international airport.

    Waiting to get to Dominica

    Woton

    Kudos for busting those 2 guys for lewd behavior.

    • warrington
      February 18, 2014

      man u make me laugh with your last sentence. them two guys busted their ownselves not we that bust them.

    • Thinker
      February 18, 2014

      Hi Woton I do respect your opinion you are seeing my Island as the nature Isle.Iam also sympathetic to the first invester who has shown interest in a five star hotel.I would like to ask him which comes first the chicken or the egg.Five star hotel without International Airport? how is this posible.Are you building for locals? if so we can’t pay that.Skerro will have to foot our hotel bills

  46. Trevor Fabien
    February 18, 2014

    Whenever one wants to get a good view of a fantastic site he or she gets to a vantage point, a high point and takes a good look.
    I have lived out of Dominica for since 1995 and have lived in 3 other countries. I now live in the UK so it would be very unfair to come Dominica and the Uk,no comparison in terms of development.

    However when I go to St Lucia and Anguilla to visit friends, I wonder if Dominica has been frozen in time. Back to my opening statement, I have had a good vantage point to look at things and to compare the view based on the rest of the Caribbean islands. My view has been looking from outside the box and what I see is not development as the government states. What I see is a country and a people left to their own accord, what I see is the head of state being always AWOL(Absent Without Leave)

    It is not ironic that the UWP used the slogan, Change Is A Must. It is the only way we as Dominicans home will have something to live for and for those visiting have something to come home to.
    Remember people, I am talking as someone whose Dad represented this DLP for Grand Bay.

    We as a people just cannot allow ourselves to keep regressing into the abyss of economic failure and poverty. We need to start getting to vantage points and having a good look at what is really happening to our country.

    I apologise for the essay. Thank you

  47. Rule
    February 18, 2014

    This dictator is such an impressionist, how are the tourist getting to the Hotel since the biggest problem is access to Dominica.

    • the truth
      February 18, 2014

      the international airport is on the way…hahahaha

    • JoJo
      February 18, 2014

      They will use Lennox new international airport of course.

  48. the blackheart man
    February 18, 2014

    Can’t even successfully finish the Moroccan hotel but the government is jumping into another hotel project before seeing how this hotel on which construction has stalled will do

    • There you have it.
      February 18, 2014

      I thought it was the Morocan hotel?????

      • the blackheart man
        February 18, 2014

        Go check ur spelling google smh

    • Anonymous
      February 18, 2014

      Don’t you all get it. these Muslim investors with big money to blind anyone’s eye are NOT interested in investing in Dominica as you think. They invest as such for citizenship to take over. The best region? The North. See Africa, or Nigeria to name a couple.they always go for the North. Mr.Skerrit open your eyes you are from the north. 8-O 8-O

  49. Cecil Joseph
    February 18, 2014

    In my opinion, Dominicans are the most difficult people in the entire world to satisfy. We complaint Dominica does not have sufficient hotel beds. Mr. Skeritt is trying his best to solve the problem, Dominicans have a problem with the many hotels that will be built on Island.

    • Graham Chambers
      February 18, 2014

      And how the hell are you going to get to thesefine hotels, Cecil?

      • Simply the Truth
        February 18, 2014

        Figure it out how others got to Dominica including those investors. Those of us who reside abroad visit Dominica. When we do, how do we get there? Where there is a will, there is always a way.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      February 18, 2014

      Cecil, if you are one of the same, the so called used to be mayor of Roseau you should know that while we concentrate on the building of Hotels in the country, we must also concentrate on the means and ways of getting visitors into, and out of the country so as to keep the hotels occupied.

      The time you took fighting Peter Karam, obstructing passage into and out of his business place, you should be in constant dialogue with the Prime Minister influencing him to do the right thing, and build an International Airport, so that when projects such as is talked about now comes along, the investor will not hesitate, since he sees an infrastructure that will help his business to be successful.

      Right now you have less than a thousand so called hotel rooms on the island, of which they are never filled, even during our festive seasons, they are empty!

      And the reason for that is, enough people tourist does not travel to Dominica even at Carnival time. There is nothing wrong to encourage people to invest into hotels, however priority must be given to the building of an International Airport.

      Without it, Dominica is not going to move one single inch!

      You all let Gonzales make a fool out of you; in the interim you will see the change in St. Vincent economy, which will due to the International Airport he built on his island.

      Dominicans are not hard to satisfy at all, the reason Dominica politicians take so much advantage of our people is because they are too content with the hogwash you people give to them, but you see time is changing, and has changed, people are more educated now, the old diehard’s in their seventy’s and almost hundred are almost gone, the youth of the country will no longer put up with the mess in the country.

      There was a time when one would try to impress on someone that Dominica needs an International Airport, and they would respond by saying “we doh want it.” If you ask them why you doh want it, the might be “cause we doh want it.” Their reason for not wanting it in those days was based on the old labor party politicians silly political mentality, blind shepherds who lead their blind sheep over a cliff.

      Gonzalez building of the International Airport, is a good thing, it helped to open the eyes our youths who will not settle for less these days, how can you tell a government not to something in their country, and the same thing you advise against you return to your country, and implement the project you claim is not good for our country!

      Right now your comments are irrelevant, you had a chance to implement some changes in Roseau, you did nothing besides crashing the Governors Ball, and fight (with me friend Peter Karam).

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • Francisco Telemaque
        February 18, 2014

        If you ask them why you doh want it, the might be “cause we doh want it.”

        If you ask them why you doh want it might be “cause we doh want it.”

        FET.

    • Special Agent Truth
      February 18, 2014

      I hope you never need these difficult Dominicans.

    • Lang Mama
      February 19, 2014

      Cecil Joseph try this ” in the entire world ,Dominicans are the most difficult to satisfy”

      Well I guess Cecil Josephn is right because the cabal are so greedy that all they do is grab even when some of them went to Lybia and came back with briefcases of cash while traveling as diplomats. Now we can go up to Bobois and we will see the kadaffi money in action.

    • Devil in hell
      February 20, 2014

      we complaint!!! is dat de ex mayor engLish?

  50. cc
    February 18, 2014

    So I guess all our eggs will be in LIAT’s basket, to bring in tourists to fill these hotels?

    • Simply the Truth
      February 18, 2014

      Is it only LIAT airline which operates in the West Indies/Caribbean?

  51. February 18, 2014

    mr skerritt DOMINICA is the only island without a international airport do that first

    • badrep
      February 18, 2014

      wrong, the BVI does not have an international airport.

  52. February 18, 2014

    air access first mr primninister

  53. Francisco Telemaque
    February 18, 2014

    They say I like to critique, and never have anything good to say; however it is in times like this I become more weary of the stupidity of our people; I can’t see the excitement over the simply use of the word:

    “Memorandum!”

    What is a memorandum; and what does it entail? A memorandum is nothing more than an informal record; no more than a written reminder, or an informal written note of a transaction, or proposed instrument. A proposal, or something proposed, it is an act of putting forward, or stating something for consideration.

    It boils down to simply a suggestion, nothing more!

    Suggesting does not granite whatever is proposed is going to materialize, people change their mind every second of the day, so my contention here is if someone is simply talking to someone, even the government about investing in the country, at this moment it should remain a discussion in private, there should be no need for the media as of yet, because not every proposal materializes.

    However, since Dominica is a place where politics takes precedence over everything, this public fanfare may be deliberately organized to excite, and aroused diehard political supporters.

    I am neither for nor against any political party, I am a lone operator, I speak the truth if what I say favors one side over the other, I could care less; since political affiliation, and partisan politics has no part with me.

    I noticed they said the hotel will be built in the North of the island, however, failed to identify where on the North it will be built. I am very suspicious, I have my suspicions, but only time will tell.

    Will kid Douglas, strangle Gloria Dods Shillingford again, and take it to Douglas country, or will Gloria strangle kid Douglas, and ensure that it is constructed in the area of Wesley where the UWP long ago designated for the building of more than one hotel. Another thing that concerns me, and is actually laughable, is where I read someone said they are going to build a Five Star Hotel, that is a joke, because hotels are rated according to their services, and the amenities contained within.

    You can build an thousand room hotel, a hundred stories tall, and still according to standards it may never be rates a one star, never mind a Five Stare Hotel.

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Mandela spirit
      February 18, 2014

      yes uncle;i always await your comment.
      only you can say it like F E-D T; true to the heart.I am going to borrow a word that is going around in this silly season of calypso.
      I CONCUR;

    • True dat.
      February 18, 2014

      Francisco, you are entitled and have a right to your opinion that each one of us here should respect. However, you know and I know that your statement claiming that you are neither for nor against a political party is surely not true. You know whom you are supporting. For example, you consistently right against what the government do or say. I mean, look at this story reference the memorandum of understanding. This is surely a positive for the country for if it comes through; there will be jobs for us Dominicans and a boost in our economy and our lives. Yet you only reference negativity. Rome wasn’t built in a year, so to building such a hotel will take some time and must start somewhere.

      On the other hand I haven’t read any of your posting where you weren’t in support of the opposition or defending their actions. Surely, just as the government do make mistake so to is the opposition. One thing that I have seen and learnt is that all these politicians are the same. No wonder why we have some of our people running from party to party hoping that they will be favored and have the advantage over other. I criticize the Govt. when they do bad and I do the same for the opposition, but this is a case where we all should hope that it becomes a reality.

      • Francisco Telemaque
        February 18, 2014

        However, you know and I know that your statement claiming that you are neither for nor against a political party is surely not true.”True dat).

        Sometimes the truth is the hardest to believe; however, I do mean I do not care about party politics. My only concern is Dominica, the place of my birth; as such I do not play party politics, I avoid partisan politics. Nevertheless, if the labor party does something that is good, and is in the interest of the people and country, by all means I will support the efforts no matter, which party is in power!

        I do not believe in party colors, red blue, nor green; neither do I believe in party slogans, I believe in action. I want to see progress, and development, my pleasure is to see all of us Dominicans prosper, rather than listening to sweet sounding political rhetoric which in all cases are divisive, and counter productive.

        I do not allow myself to be mesmerized by simple words: they say a picture is worth more than a thousand words, that is absolutely correct in countless ways. Talk is cheap, but if you show people a photograph of something, stating here it is at a certain stage of development, or is completed; celebration would be more justified.

        There is nothing to celebrate, or appreciate about a memo, I write memos’ everyday to my tenants who are in violation of their lease, and rental agreement; sometimes by the time I deliver them to the tenants, I look around and they are in the trash bin, the garbage disposal.

        Let me say here and now, nothing that any elected government official accomplishes while in office in my book does not warrant any special thanks nor praise, because they were elected to do no less than what they have accomplished; they are paid for their services.

        They are not owed any loyalty by anyone.

        Once a person makes the decision to be pro one party, or the other it is like becoming a duty bound slave, that is why people should only elect politicians based on the program they present to the people at election time, and not because you like a certain politician, or the name of a political party, and most definitely people should never vote a party into power simply because they can benefit directly from an individual politician, or the party in general.

        To the person who referred to me as “uncle, if there is a relative connection, I would appreciate hearing form you, I have so many nieces and nephews I do not know them all: you can reach me via, my E-mail: FETElemaque@aol.com Here are my numbers where you can reach me 323-730-8530; 323-731-7436, or 951-743-4748, you can call me collect if you wish, via any of the 323 numbers, I cannot receive collect calls on the 951 number; it is not set up for that.

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Tom
      February 18, 2014

      Very good post Francisco

    • Special Agent Truth
      February 18, 2014

      I’m so happy that you see the stupidity in being weary of the memorandums and the use of the word memorandum.
      I also would like you to give us silly Dominicans any information you can on the MOU’s that have been signed on out silly Dominicans behalf. So far, memorandums seem to be printed like love letters; for very selected eyes only.

  54. Crazy
    February 18, 2014

    How can a country develop in such a vi-ki-vi way. Where is the site of this project? Is it the Cabrits Swamps. Have any environmental studies been done to determine if such a hotel can be built in that location? Have market research been done. We recently heard of a hotel at the Public Works site. How are these guests going to travel to Dominica? Via LIAT? The next project I guess will be an international airport…CRAZY!!!

    • Semaj
      February 18, 2014

      No wonder your name is crazy.. SOT!!! and MOU is an agreement to look towards development. In no way does it mean that details have been finalized.

    • Power House
      February 18, 2014

      Crazy .To answer your question maybe it is to be built on the sight called turtle point or temple at woodfordhill where a hotel was to be built some three years ago.THe anouncement was made the same way. I quess that one was buried in the same grave with the five star hotel at the piblic works garrage sight in roseau.Charles Sarvarin was the one who made that promise

  55. February 18, 2014

    Antigua is the quickest airport to DOMINICA so who want to spend so many hours waiting in ANTIGUA TO VISIT DOMINICA,visitors want to relax not stress

    why plant a garden and there is no road to cultivate the crops

    • tina
      February 19, 2014

      Coming from Europe- I always fly to Guadeloupe, stay there for at least 1 night and then take the ferry to Dominica. The only stress I have with that is that it`s still not possible to make a reservation or buy the ferry ticket in advance. In times of internet- poor service. Apart from that- I love to travel the last part of the journey over water to finally arrive at the Natur Island!

  56. alroy
    February 18, 2014

    i am from the north and presently the Atlantic View is struggling big time..may soon need a buyer to save it…i just don’t crunch the idea of another large scale hotel without any plans..

    it’s time that folks speak out in dominica..Development needs to be planned and not in a reaction to gain and fool voters prior to a election, do folks understand in their heads that Dominica’s economy is dead?

    where are the growth tools..dropping a project without any plans a direction is just another white elephant in dominica and we have a few on scale….do folks remember the netball stadium in stock farm, what has happened to sports, dominica has so many issues it will take another 20 years to settle this island..OMG

  57. Anonymous
    February 18, 2014

    Hmmmm!!!!!

  58. Fed Up #1
    February 18, 2014

    I remain curious as to the details of this new Citizenship By Investment program (real estate aspect) as I continue to be very concerned about the potential for even more corruption from this gov’t. I think the citizens need more details. I said it before and I will say it again, this new aspect to the program required further ventilation before it was rushed to Parliament. As some may be aware, Range Developments is also involved in luxury hotel projects in St Kitts & Nevis. Visit http://www.rangedevelopments.com for further details. It would be interesting to find out the terms of this MOU – is the gov’t a partner in this initiative, is this new hotel being built on crown land, If yes, how much was paid for it, how much will Range Developments actually be investing (if any funds), will the hotel only be built based on the actual funds received from the individuals interested in acquiring our passport, have local investors been given the opportunity to participate and also reap the benefits of this new aspect of the citizenship program, will the sale of those passports be going directly to the treasury? etc. Until the taxpayers of Dominica are provided with the relevant details of this new Citizenship by Investment initiative, I don’t think it is appropriate for gov’t to rush to sign MOUs on our behalf. I remain a very concerned citizen.

    • February 18, 2014

      We are really taken for a ride. Do we really believe this? There have been so many promises and have they been fulfilled? The Moroccan hotel is Portsmouth is just another white elephant. Haven’t we learned our lessons yet to know that this is just an election gimmick? This is just to fool the people to get votes that some thing is happening. This is just an election ploy. After 14years now every thing is coming one after the other. Just like the new hospital we are waiting for, we will continue to wait for this one. But change is coming with team Dominica. Our men of intelligence will get us back on track and working.

  59. roger that
    February 18, 2014

    The abattoir in the Layou valley is now rusting not anywhere near completion and looks derelict! Really…………………….. Will this hotel ever be built. The Moroccan hotel in Portsmouth is not built yet! I am not political and will not be involved in politics! However, why oh why don’t we back organic vegetable farming. Apprenticeship for the young people into farming. Help the farmers grow in our beautiful soil. Dominica is about growing things!

  60. Vanya
    February 18, 2014

    This Project won’t work these folks will know and World Wide that this Prime Minister is Watched by The US and Other Agencies, they are Awaiting the Right timing to trap him in his Tracks.

    The Prime Minister is well covered Globally folks.
    Have patience will soon come to a Halt.

    • True dat.
      February 18, 2014

      Why can’t you just say nothing if you don’t really have anything to say? My God, make a valid contribution and stop these propaganda.

  61. February 18, 2014

    Where are they planning to build this project. Who land?

    • Simply the Truth
      February 18, 2014

      Yours! Watch out! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  62. Shim
    February 18, 2014

    Lemme see (thinking emoticon)…jobs, sales for local businesses, foreign dollars, economic growth…. Ah yes! Well done, Skewwo. While they talk, you work. Lol!

    Hit dem hard.

  63. Orange County
    February 18, 2014

    Dominicans look out closer to Carnival don’t be surprise if u hear about the international airport project again….lol…

    what about the so call airline which should have started off in Jan from FL to DA?

    i wonder if elections will be called? as i don’t see all these wonderful high end projects either kicking off and being completed by May 2015 when the elections are truly due..

    hmm, how come so much monies around and civil servants and so many folks can’t get a increase in salary or get paid from Govt projects? what happened to the interior road project?

    folks this is dead serious skero, has confirmed that Dominica is a foolish island where the citizens drink water and sleep all day!

  64. Ben Dover
    February 18, 2014

    Only in China, Cuba, Venezuela and North Korea I see governments sending what they want to the media.

    Wait, a minute….we are best friends with China, Cuba and Venezuela.

    Oh boy….it getting from bad to worst and yet the blind bats think it is fine.

    SMH

    • Bogoroy
      February 18, 2014

      Be careful, your party also claimes to be interested in remaining friends with China, Cuba, and Venezuela. You would not be speaking poorly of your party, would you? Unless, of course, you are as confused as it is.

    • Emile Zapatos
      February 19, 2014

      The Labour party is a socialist party by ideology. The present government is promoting an all inclusive foreign policy which began by the non align movement. We are also friends with European ,Asian , Latin Americans and Carribbean nations to name a few.

    • Rastafari
      February 19, 2014

      Dover, then you are truly blind :-P Open those eyes of yours.

  65. Megso
    February 18, 2014

    Now compare this with the similar event on St. Kitts, where the same development company is building a hotel. Look at how much more information they get

    http://www.christopheharbour.com/blog/view/range-developments-signs-agreement-to-develop-park-hyatt-st.-kitts-at-chris

    Also look at this website

    http://www.stkittsnevisinfo.com/2013/11/park-hyatt-st-kitts-luxury-resort.html

    Please notice under november 2013 the other topics.

    New private jet terminal
    More American Airlines flights to ST. Kitts
    New San Juan flight from Trade winds.

    • Anonymous
      February 18, 2014

      hmmmmm

  66. tro
    February 18, 2014

    this is ridiculous and let me play devil’s advocate for a minute. How many hotels are at close to full capacity year round? none… how is this hotel intended to be filled without improved air access? now the prices per room for this hotel is going to be very expensive when compared to the others, how often will guest be there and which kind of guest will be attracted to this hotel? this to me is not a priority and its just another smokescreen for foolish Dominicans to say there is progress.It’s time for Dominicans to get smarter ..wake up and realize what is happening. Are you better off today than 15 years ago?

    • Anonymous
      February 18, 2014

      Tro, I live in NJ and I try my best to stay away from my homeland politics, because I don’t live in DA and I leave the politicking to them because they know best, but brother/sister, you took the exact words from my mouth. And can you imagine executives and their entourage coming to Dominica and having to go through the hustle of PR and Antigua immigration? I travel back home on a yearly basis and I have first hand experience of the bias towards passengers going to Dominica.

      • Simply the Truth
        February 19, 2014

        Did you consider, you are a little person of no consequence in the eyes of immigration and airport clerks. You do not have diplomatic clearance and will not get high class treatment. They, who are in the upper echelon will receive better and prompt treatment than you. They do not concern themselves that D/ca does not have an international airport. Their plan is to conduct business in Dominica. Some of you worry yourselves unduly.

  67. john bess
    February 18, 2014

    This election hotel is of no use,the other existing hotels are suffering from lack of occupancy.This grabberment has no plans of building an international airport and that is why change is a must !

  68. Bogoroy
    February 18, 2014

    Nice work, PM Skerro. Thank you. Keep on working, comrade!! Let the vex blues touffay.

    • Roy Willaims
      February 18, 2014

      Mr. Lennox Linton and the UWP promised to improve air and sea service and was criticized by the DLP Government. Hotels are going to be built in Dominica like rain. In order to full the hotels, is the DLP Government going to use pwi pwi and Kalinago Canoes as a form of transportation.

      • Anonymous
        February 18, 2014

        A promise is a comfort to whom again?? If you vote me, KING JAJA, for PM I promise am giving everyone of you Dominicans a million dollars and 20 acres of land.

      • Emile Zapatos
        February 19, 2014

        Roy Williams, I use to think that you were “BOBOROY” From river street and S M A. Everyone is free to support what ever party they choose even the people who stoned you. But I am surprise that you are poking fun at an opportunity for business. You HAVE experience in Marketing and Shipping at management level. You are living in a tourist state and know the development and employment that can bring. You think U W P care about you. Those same people who tried to destroy you because the think you are too boastar. Why don’t you scout the airlines to see if you can be an agent since hotels is being built like rain

  69. Maria
    February 18, 2014

    That’s awesome! Can’t wait to visit and recommend this hotel choice to friends. Also, it brings jobs to locals.

    • PBS Kids
      February 18, 2014

      I hope you can afford it :lol:

    • Tea
      February 19, 2014

      Why not support and recommend the local hotels instead, they are struggling to keep their doors open as is.Pure backward mentality. Smh

  70. i must speak
    February 18, 2014

    i am so fedup with these pple running the country as if is their home. trupse :oops:

    • Simply the Truth
      February 19, 2014

      What are you talking about and insinuating? But it is their home. When I speak of home I mean Dominica.
      I reside in Canada. I never call it my home for I was not born there. I never say to someone come and visit my home or I am going home unless the latter is Dominica.

  71. Anonymous
    February 18, 2014

    Kempinski coming to Dominica? That’s very interesting

  72. Megso
    February 18, 2014

    Probably 3 years before we see any guests at this newest hotel, great news,but are we going to rely on LIAT ?

    • Emile Zapatos
      February 19, 2014

      Great question. Its not the airport .It is the plane, The Plane, and THE PLANES! If I had the means I would buy a plane. Many Dominicans would visit more often if they could get there in a day or even less. A week , a weekend. We have enough Dominicans abroad to support a tourist industry.

  73. Jolly
    February 18, 2014

    A Project of that level, and the Prime Minister Isn’t there to sign? something is fishy, is this Project for real? how much does it cost to build, We need more details…

    To save Dominica we the citizens need to Investigated these Companies with the help of Institutions who fight Corrupt deals world wide.

    Our sources overseas are currently gaining info On This and other secret and private deals.

  74. Orange County
    February 18, 2014

    This Prime Minister is pretending to be clever, he is cornered, but tries his very best to throw those projects out in the wind…

    wonder if dominicans will be fooled again?

    change is a must…after 14 years!!!

    • Simply the Truth
      February 19, 2014

      You sound like a mind reader.

  75. FED UP
    February 18, 2014

    Why?

  76. Xavier
    February 18, 2014

    what about the Possie hotel is it open and making a profit folks? haven’t heard any updates?

    is there a plan of action, why all that privacy?

    elections tools to fool the society of dominica

    this project needs investigation world wide..

    • February 18, 2014

      The possie hotel is not completed and left to the weather.

  77. Ben Realist
    February 18, 2014

    … # Dominican’s ????….
    ……they like signing the papers first

    … # after signing the paper ,

    … # LABOR-GOVERMENT inform the MEDIA !!

  78. Strange but True
    February 18, 2014

    DOMINICANS need to OPEN their eyes and realize that Skerrit is leading the country into a DICTATORSHIP!!!

    There are soooooooooo many Media Houses in Dominica, yet still the trend I have noticed recently is that the Media Houses and reporters are not invited to many functions and deal signings, but the audio and video are sent to the SAME Media Houses for them to use in the news.

    In fact much of what is sent is even edited, especially the video footage on certain issues they respond to.

    They do not invite the Media because they afraid that the hard working reporters of Dominica will ask tough questions that put them on the spot and embarrass them, so if they cut that part out the problem is solved.

    Just watch, a lot more audio and video will be sent to the Media Houses to use in their news, while they are not invited to certain events and functions, so they will not get the chance to interview the Prime Minister and his Ministers while they dodge the Media.

    It’s very sad this is what Dominica has come to………… as sixth time and soon to be seven time Calypsonian Dennison ‘Dice’ Joseph says, “It’s nothing strange it’s time for CHANGE.”

  79. NY NY
    February 18, 2014

    Why so much secret deals, folks something is wrong.

    This must be investigated at the highest level.

    i am not against this investment per say but so much needed to be done in agriculture, cost of building materials so expensive, what’s the cost of this project didn’t hear a figure, why all that secret, someone please tell me..

    i think it’s time the so cal high profile folks get serious rather than sit and expect 3 or 4 persons to ask questions…

    but again it’s dominica, that’s why they get no where…fools paradise..

    • Anonymous
      February 18, 2014

      We are investigating the thomson Fontaine saga. All secrets will be revealed.

  80. Rocky Hills
    February 18, 2014

    Elections are on the eve folks, expect many more of these things to come forth..

    If Dominicans don’t have money in pockets they must vote along the lines of change…

    This Prime Minister is Wealthy by tricking and smiling at the innocent Dominicans..

    Dominicans vote for a new day in dominica not a regime full of tricks and lies…

    where de money gone…

    • Ben Realist
      February 18, 2014

      :wink: 2 BLUE eyes can’t see CLEAR !! 8)

      —- :( SORRY ABOUT THAT !!! 8-O

  81. Original Observer
    February 18, 2014

    This announcement is totally and entirely premature. As a supporter of the government, I must say the project is desirable, but in the absence of any specific details on construction dates, costs etc etc leaves the project perhaps as far fetched as the Woodfordhill Hotel project.

    • warrington
      February 18, 2014

      I was thinking the same thing too. And may i ask what happen to the one which was supposed to be built where the PWC is located by another company. boy oh boy them man have TRICK ya.

      • Bogoroy
        February 18, 2014

        Be patient. We have to do all what your party and the others before could not do. Now, i hope that you will be back here to show your gratitude and respect when all is said and done.

    • True dat.
      February 18, 2014

      It is an MOU people. Understand what that means. A hotel as that wouldn’t be completed within the next 4 to 5 years. see the amount of time to plan?

      • Simply the Truth
        February 19, 2014

        You expect that size of a hotel to be complete within a year? Use your common sense.

  82. me again
    February 18, 2014

    something fishy about that

  83. Seminole Ave
    February 18, 2014

    i smell a rat, where is the land site for this project was any sort of studies down etc, environmental,market base etc…

    this seems like some deals with passport sales at a very high end aspect…my view would be to have the US Feds investigate these projects folks would be amazed to hear the discoveries…

    don’t be fooled dominicans… it’s coming the truth will reveal very soon…the US state Department has things covered, just the timing…

  84. February 18, 2014

    I hope there is no skull duggery.open and transparent no not at all.when will these power mad people learn.Put the people of Dominica 1st.Power mad and so sad.

    • Anonymous
      February 19, 2014

      We still asking for transparency in the Thomson Fontaine money transfer fiasco.

  85. Lost
    February 18, 2014

    Why can’t the location in the north be identified?
    Where is the hotel going to be built?

  86. White Oak
    February 18, 2014

    This is why we love the PM. He know’s how to think BIG. Great news and definitely a wise investment for the future of the Dominican tourism industry.

  87. Pen
    February 18, 2014
  88. street side
    February 18, 2014

    One thing Dominicans if they want change have to be focus as the kitchen sink will be thrown at them at all angles..

    does anyone really think Skero will leave office with a hand shake or a bow out gracefully them dreaming….this is going to be a very difficult fight for the opposition, as the majority of Dominicans get confused and can be persuaded easily with things dangled at them last min prior to elections..

    my honest view of the dominican society which is timid and lacks determination for success is that by some means labour will still gain victory at the polls, someone out there needs to prove me wrong….after 14 years in Govt all things rolling out in a bundle…haha…

  89. Ann Derass
    February 18, 2014

    Oh Skerrit! It seems like you want to bring down the Moon in your last days.
    I just checked a flight to travel to and from Antigua, only two flights from Antigua exist.
    More passports for sale.
    Time up Skerro Pack up! The dream team will take care of that.
    How many hotels are you going to build without an International Airport or better air access?
    Where is your plan for the development of Dominica? I will put my eyes on God not on you joker.

    • Anonymous
      February 19, 2014

      Not the moon. Skerrit is doing what he has always done-develop the country. Open your eyes it has been happen for a long time now.

  90. Possi
    February 18, 2014

    Election gimmick, thanks for the hotel wy I a Political year.

  91. DeNort
    February 18, 2014

    Can someone tell me where in the North is this high-end luxury hotel going to be built?

  92. Marigotian
    February 18, 2014

    What going to bring those high end or low tourist to our shores? How are we suppose to fill them rooms?

  93. New jersey
    February 18, 2014

    Well well look RORO in Dominica

  94. whocares
    February 18, 2014

    Why do they must be INVITED?

  95. Roseau
    February 18, 2014

    This is just anohter elction malee’. You will not fool us again.
    Where are 800 jobs you were going to create last year?

  96. Rockerfella
    February 18, 2014

    Lmaol
    This is your last term.cant take all the money and run.
    But u will have to look over ur shoulder for the rest of ur life.
    This deal is such bull, we already have hotels we can’t fill, yet u want another. So now these people will take money out of the mouths of Dominicans.

    W are u really thinking, no airport to sustain such developments. All the years and money the other hotels invested is useless as you have handed their hard work on a platter to some foreigners lol.

    The Olympic s was funny, my grandfather wants to go up for the next one with a bobsled team.

    We have one life to live, as ur robbing me of doing so with a job and better living conditions, what do u really think will happen to those who let greed and power corrupt their thoughts.

    My lil money is laughed a, yet u fail to realize that I’m here for my money back.
    Well no refund like the Chinese, u gotta take it like the rest of us
    Dominica needs to stand up or sit down

  97. Dominican overseas
    February 18, 2014

    we want to know how much money was paid for the citizenship.

  98. Penville
    February 18, 2014

    WE want to see a copy of this MOU. No under the table deals again.

  99. bias dcan
    February 18, 2014

    Skerrit will make Lennox and crew suffer from a massive heart attack…..

    • February 19, 2014

      It’s the other way around since Lennox and the dream team came on the scene Skerrit got a shock to his ego and he is jumping around like bugs bunny he is doing some foolish moves that makes no sense so he could keep up with the dream team but he is failing terribly.

  100. alleyne
    February 18, 2014

    Thats right PM do what you have to do. I can see many Dominican gaining employment through this venture

  101. Tell it like it is
    February 18, 2014

    Now that is CHANGE …… for progress, not just for talk and that CHANGE that has been happening for years, it’s not an option or a political SLOGAN it’s real an true change from the era of 1995-2000.

    • February 19, 2014

      You have no shame. Haven’t you been fooled enough. You jumped so high for the international airport, what has happened to it?

  102. african queen
    February 18, 2014

    North of the Island, Where? Skerrit Where in the North? What is your interest in this hotel. What is happening in Dominica no press conference even to ask a simple question where in the the North?

  103. Questions
    February 18, 2014

    Another hotel when the one in Portsmouth not even functional…looks like cart before the horse to me.

  104. PONGPONG
    February 18, 2014

    skerrit wanted his house to look better than the nassiefs, he sold public works for the Chinese instead of the nassiefs, now he getting hotel better than the nassiefs.

    well we going to run those nassiefs out of town

  105. Good Ways
    February 18, 2014

    Now you are talking Mr Skerrit if this is to come to fruition it means at least 5 years of work for our construction workers plumbers and electricians. It means that our local suppliers of material can see light in the tunnel and our tourism sector a positive boost, plus fringe industry that will spring up because of the construction and subsequent hotel. Imagine if u had consider this for all our construction projects being done by local how much better our economy would be. It is good on paper at least make Dominica see the benefits.

  106. Anonymous
    February 18, 2014

    Take what you get!!!

  107. John
    February 18, 2014

    The hotel is good but we cannot depend on these small planes to full the hotels up. We desperately need an international airport that will bring in direct flights from the US,Europe and around world to bring tourist to Dominica to have these hotels running effectively and making profits.

  108. February 18, 2014

    as long it is not the Ritz Carlton because don’t like black people to work for them and the treat you like slaves

  109. Ben Dover
    February 18, 2014

    I find it strange that no media house was invited to this MOU signing and all media houses are getting audio, video and photos from the government.

    I know what I am talking about because I have a high ranking media person who I know is fuming about this.

    WHY WASN’T THE MEDIA INVITED?

    • Anonymous
      February 18, 2014

      Take what you get!!!!

    • February 18, 2014

      We ask where on the north will this hotel be built, we still waiting for answers about the children hospital we suppose to either have or get in D’ica.
      The incomming Govt must go over all those deals Skerrit is making on behalf of Dominica.

    • BigMe
      February 18, 2014

      If No media house was invited by does DNO even have quotes from the event and picture? Or did they make those up and a random photo?

      ADMIN: The photos and quotes were sent to us from the office of the prime minister as was stated in our story.

    • As I See It
      February 18, 2014

      And????

    • Britbob
      February 18, 2014

      So…no news not good enough then? … ay ay. Sa ou vlay encore? No wonder Dominica so difficult to run

      • Ben Dover
        February 18, 2014

        It is amazing how simplistic we think in this country.

        Imagine Obama announcing a project and no US press is invited? CNN, FOX and the rest would have a field day. What is there to hide? they would ask. After all the press is supposed to be the eye and ear of the masses.

        But yet in Dominica, it’s ok.

        I am sure there are questions to be asked of this this project and I am sure the press would ask some.

        We have a hotel technically languishing in Portsmouth, yet to be opened.

        Now another is being announced.

        So where in the north? Any studies (environmental and the like) has been done? What about our problem of airlift?

        These are legitimate questions to be asked.

        I am not against progress but as a citizen I want it to be clear and above board.

    • No MEDIA
      February 18, 2014

      That has been the trend recently….Media not invited…..so no questions can be asked…..

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