Dominica signs US$65-million loan agreement with World Bank for climate resilience

PM Skerrit shakes hands with Tahseen Sayed Khan, World Bank Caribbean Country Director

Dominica on Thursday morning signed a US$65-million loan agreement with the World Bank for projects to help build a climate resilient island in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

The projects will include Emergency Agricultural Livelihood and Housing Recovery.

Of that sum, US$25-million will go towards agriculture and US$40-million towards housing.

Under the housing program, up to 1,700 families will receive subsidies for rebuilding houses. An estimated 4,900 farmers and fishers will receive support under the agriculture program to help restore livelihood and to introduce and adopt climate resilient practices

Minister in the Ministry of Housing, Johnson Drigo said, the signing ceremony was a “tangible demonstration” of rebuilding Dominica after the passage of the monster hurricane last September.

“It is a solid indication that we are well on our way of recovering and rebuilding our beloved country,” he said.

He stated that the government has made the bold decision of building Dominica back better and stronger after the storm.

“We shall embrace the opportunity and gigantic challenge changing this adversity brought onto this land and make Dominica the number one climate resilient country of the world,” he stated.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture, Reginald Austrie, told the ceremony that housing and agriculture are two sectors the government wants to pay close attention to after Hurricane Maria.

“And I really like to thank the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Finance for their vision in coming forward with those two projects but more so to thank the World Bank for buying into the idea, for buying into the vision and put their resources, both human and financial resources at the disposal of the government that we can be here today signing this two very, very important agreement,” he stated.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, told World Bank officials at the ceremony that the government will spend the funds wisely and properly in accordance with the rules of the bank.

“We give you that assurance,” he stated. “And as your rule requires, you will come to Dominica from time to time to have an audit done independent of ourselves and every single page of every single book shall be opened to you for scrutiny and we give you that public commitment.”

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77 Comments

  1. Music Producer
    May 14, 2018

    Can anyone describe how you make an entire island “climate resilience?” Look poppy show, garcon!!!

    • Ask dem again for me oui!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

      Boy if there was such a thing; if there was a science behind that, by now everything built in Europe, and north America would be built to that scientific standard!

      There is no such science, but then again may that lady and Elizabeth, and Roosevelt Skerrit have the science eh!

      Hurricane rip up Dominica once in a while, in America you have more everyday disasters as we suffer, a tornado is the same as a hurricane sometimes stronger, it does more damage than we get in Dominica, yet we do not hear anybody talking this nonsense about building resilience America.

  2. Man bite dogs
    May 11, 2018

    Man bite dogs, Would really like to know who are this blood suckling scumbags calling themselves we are Dominica, this lots who ever they are is having a laugh, I’m Dominica, Dr Skerrit and his government is Dominica, Labour supporters are unquestionably without any doubt are Dominicans, we are the ones who is working hard to get our beloved country back on the road, workers notorious evil party and supporters trying their outmost best to destroy Dominica, just like they did before but this time we have got news for them, we won’t be fools again Mr Lennox Linton, and your looneys!!!!

    • Neville
      May 12, 2018

      Man go back to school. Your English is appalling and well below par!

    • Man bite dogs, I think you need a doctor to treat your head. Now you can get some free treatment from Dr. Skerrit, you can become his first patient; I suspect when ins medicine kills you; he could count count  on you to me loyal to him eternally! 

      If I had my way I would tie you  and Dr. Punjab back to back, and put you in a Dominica canoe, and set you adrift without food or water.

  3. viewsexpressed
    May 11, 2018

    He stands on his head, which is great exercise. You biting Dogs with fleas on, no wonder you reply such personal garbage because the content of your responses is pure garbage. woof….woof…woooof….

  4. Neville
    May 11, 2018

    I wonder where all this money will be ending up? I have a pretty good idea.

  5. May 11, 2018

    What do you mean by “explain to me and the reading audience”? Where did you hear that the audience needs an explanation?

    You have been singing that same song about resilient and resilience from the day you read it on this forum, why can’t you see that no one is listening to it?

    • Elizabeth, you are so dumb, and want to be seen and heard, you could not have even quote me in your stupid comments so that someone could understand what your talking about.

      Let me tell you; I am not concern about people and whether the listen to me. You are looking for love and attention from people; I do not want love, friendship or attention from anyone; I have enough of that! 

      If I am feeling lonely, in Los Angeles, or simply want to see people I do not need to have it planed, wake up and get into one of my cars, and head out to no particular place, which sometimes takes me all the way to Canada, and you know that too.

      The last time you saw me in Canada, that’s exactly what I did!

      So, shut up, Neither you your god Roosevelt  nor any other Dominican can describe the procedures to build resilient island!

      I challenge you and Roosevelt to give a description!

      • Man bites dogs
        May 12, 2018

        @ Francisco, who the hell let you out of the mad house, get back in matron from the Lunatic Hotel is looking for you “and make sure to take your medication. :-x

      • Boy if you are not mad something is wrong with you!

  6. 4Eva tru
    May 10, 2018

    The government dont even want to approve to bring in low sulphate diesel to Dominica all other countries have low sulphate diesel except Dominica. And they talking about climate resilience

  7. My little take
    May 10, 2018

    To all concerned I know very well that it was debt forgiveness Venezuela gave to Dominica. But if I gave you us $100 million dollars worth of goods to sell whether it’s oil or water with an agreement to pay back, then years later I tell you I forgive or cancel the debt, is it not the same as giving you $100 million dollars?

  8. Coveringmyhousenow
    May 10, 2018

    Instead of asking Skerrit to get more money so that people like me can get supplies to cover my house, you all there criticizing, like criticism can cover my house and take out the tapauline off my house.

    I vex man. Too much selfishness. It is for that very reason my family and I will vote against UWP for the first time since 1995. Tell me and Dominica what one UWP senator has done to better the lives of anyone since Maria.

    I cannot continue to support ignorance. Kill me now. I won’t vote for their foolishness.

    • If there were no handouts, what would you do?

      People like you are sitting back waiting on free food, money and everything; and that is the reason there is no progress in Dominica. People like you believe because a hurricane damaged your house you are entitled to everything free to conduct repairs.

      Where is your savings such as money in a bank? If you do not have a bank account with a savings, ask yourself why! Perhaps the answer will be there are no employment opportunities in the country; no industries, while the dependency is on Roosevelt for handouts.

      Perhaps you will find out that whereas Dominica’s economy is based on the sale of diplomatic, and ordinary travel passports, unless you are a passport sales person your prospect of surviving without a handout from Roosevelt shall remain gloomy! 

      When you keep people in  power simply to get free salt-fish, flour, and rice every five years to vote for them, when there is an emergency, the very poor like you suffers!

    • Neville
      May 11, 2018

      What are you voting for then? Little gifts from the red clinic? Or on a larger scale corruption and total incompetence. Yes, that’s the spirit that will finish Dominica: no morals, no pride… just greed and selfishness. And then you talk about ignorance and foolishness??? Man, just look at yourself…

    • viewsexpressed
      May 11, 2018

      Sir, I rather hang about the UWP team everyday up to election day and hang about with this corrupt Labour government who has failed us. these guys have not produced anything as far as Dominica’s development is concerned. ……and you talking nonsense about you fed up. Have yo not yet assessed the economic and social s*ituation in Domininca after 18 years and you wait to blue UWP team, a very honest visionable trusted Team headed by Hon. Linton. What is your stress sir, whatever it is , it was not created by the UWP team and certainly not by majority of Dominicans. It was created from the day of the Bin Bobol and the Fertilizer Bobol and many other Bobol schemes that will unearth in time to come.

      • Coveringmyhousenow
        May 12, 2018

        Good for all of you. Don’t support corruption. Support Lennox Linton whose salary is over ……… monthly, yet he sees it fit to boast that he got $50.00 from someone who sell ICE-POPS on the road side. Is this what I should support. He should be giving a help up to this lady instead of him taking from her. It’s the case of the greedy taking from the needy.
        Prove how helpful UWP is by making a “Gofundme” for at least one needy person in Dominica so that that person would recover from Maria.

        Because of you all dislike for Skerrit everyone of you are hell bent to make Christ a liar, when he said “If you do these little things to the least among you, you do it unto me. Go ahead and destroy me now. I’m finish with UWP once and for all. AMEN.

  9. Nemesis
    May 10, 2018

    De opposition has an acute diarrhea case of sour grapes syndrome, woye! Look how dey throwing a tantrum because is not dem get the money. Alas! Have pity on dem and send dem some pampers

    • looking
      May 10, 2018

      Who is going to pay back all these loans? UWP, Labour, PM Skerrit? I really feel sorry for you all. Instead of people raising their level and standard of living,they prefer to languish at the bottom and let others tell and think for them. These monies given by the World Bank are accessible to any country that has undergone a crises,its just a way of getting back the economy back to some semblance of normalcy. In the end its a loan that we all have to shoulder. We get what we deserve, we like sewo, we like freeness will like “maypwui”. Those in power know how we think so they playing with us. They whine and dine the best while we get scraps. Soon single fathers will be getting their allowance too. Boy oh boy, The world is laughing at us. We got Erika, we could have helped each other, we got Maria we could not help each other but our friends and neighbors helped…….what will happen next?

    • viewsexpressed
      May 11, 2018

      Domininca has been entrenched is a Diarrhea syndrome for over 18 years now and it is referred to as the Skerrit Bobol scheme and his corrupt Labour government. For 18 long bool years running a country poorly and you stick in this shituation of denial and listen to us, this bobol corrupt Diarrhea of this corrupt Labour government will hunt them and their leadership for a long time, because they will have to go before a commission of enquiry at some point. So Nemesis you eh see Diarrhea yet, there is more red diarrhea to spill out and I hope you are ready and prepared with your blind loyalist to wipe it off when it has dirty our city and that has contaminated our struggling economy and country.
      And there is no sour grapes, there is a crippling, sour economy that has got our people in deep suffering and poverty. Don`t you care are you in denial or is this red diarrhea having a serious impact on your movements.

  10. Da passports
    May 10, 2018

    I does always laugh dem white people, they dunno what going on in people country but they just coming smiling like every okay :lol: wether is Syria, Nigeria, or DA before allu inferfare in people business find out whatsup first, check in with de people :roll:

    • GeorgeO
      May 11, 2018

      your obtuse comment says more about you than ‘dem white people’

  11. May 10, 2018

    And how are we going to pay it back???? seeing that D/ca is not exporting anything
    Basic economics 101, if you spending more than you making, soon or rather later, you gonna go broke and there is no such thing as a free lunch

  12. Dominica Lost
    May 10, 2018

    how are we going to pay it back????!!!!!! we not exporting one thing to bring money into our country and industry fin bat….ooohhhh we will sell ah couple of passports :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  13. WAPAP
    May 10, 2018

    I think Dominica will be the most unproductive resilient country in the world. At the end of the day people will be hungry in their resilient homes and when a next hurricane hit they will head straight to the legalized red clinic for assistance.

    When will we see a change. Lord help my country !!!

  14. Rat Race
    May 10, 2018

    That is campaign money 8-O

  15. Real truth
    May 10, 2018

    How come no one reveals the fine print of these loans…………if the people knew they would not agree to it….slavery ahead….
    Prove me wrong……

    • Man bite dogs
      May 10, 2018

      Idiot above, have you ever read a fine print on a loan before? If you did you would never borrow money or buy a house, but again your brain box seems to have left behind when you were born try having a word with mum.

      • Neville
        May 11, 2018

        Fool, but typical for a Labour supporter to make such a ridiculous statement. You clearly proofed that you are mentally handicapped!

      • moi moi
        May 11, 2018

        It is your right as a client to read the fine prints – it amazes me that you would insult intelligence when the right questions are asked. UN or those agencies always have their own agenda. But you have chosen to close your head and bow your eyes. continue begin wicked

  16. My Little Take
    May 10, 2018

    First, let me start by thanking the World Bank for coming out strong on our behalf at such a difficult time. Having said that I also wish to express my disappointment because with what we went through I expected a grant and not a loan. But then again I guess with their knowledge of our corrupt government they could not trust us with a grant at this time but a little bird I have told me that after the elections Dominicans will have voted a government the people of Dominica and the world can trust and then, the loan will be cancelled. I also want to thank the world bank for their wisdom and transparency because there was no reason for them to come to Dominica to sign a loan with our government, in broad day light and I bet they wanted it to be on national radio, so all Dominicans could know is not money given to Skerrit but rather loaned to Dominica. Though this US$65-million is $35 million less than what Venezuela forgave us for I am concerned because if we can’t see how US$100 million

    • viewsexpressed
      May 10, 2018

      Amen…That was a Big Take….well said. I concur with everything you have said here. We need to watch this inept Skerrit and his questionable government. Thanks.

    • My Little Take
      May 10, 2018

      My concern is, if Venezuela gave Dominica US$100-million dollars after Erika, US$35-million more than what the world bank loaned us, and there is nothing to show how it was spent, I am worried that they don allow the better part of this amount to go in smoke. In fact had it not been for Maria we would not even have known how much Venezuela had loaned to Dominica. Is Maria that caused Venezuela to go to the UN to announce that they forgive us for the US$100-million dollars. It was done in secret and prior to that Skerrit had never told us anything about that and since that revelation Skerrit is yet to say a thing to us. That’s why I believe the world bank chose to come to Dominica to make that announcement in broad day light on national radio so all could hear

      • Da Girl
        May 10, 2018

        If I remember correctly it was debt forgiveness and not ‘give’. Correct me if I’m wrong

      • Expat
        May 10, 2018

        My Little Take , did Venezuela give Dominica US 100 million dollars after the hurricane ? Did you understand what you read back then ? Do you know the difference between debt and actual cash ? Are you dotish ? Venezuela supposedly forgave the debt which Dominica owed them which amounted to 100 million dollars. I hope you understand; it is not that difficult.

      • My little take
        May 10, 2018

        Expat you made it difficult by playing smart because if you owed me money and then I decided to forgive that debt, in essence I gave you that amount of money. If I owed my bank $500.00 dollars and then they told me to forget about it because it’s cancelled or forgiven, essentially they gave me $500 dollars I can use for something else. You guys just like to twist the truth. The bad thing is that deal was done in secret and we don’t know much about it. But the fact that Venezuela went to the UN to embarrass Skerrit about that $1000 million dollar debt forgiveness and Skerrit said nothing is proof that Skerrit’ agreed Dominica owed Venezuela. What for? I don’t know. It could be for Petro caribe, for coke, ganja or Passport I don’t know. That’s why the pm should have cleared the air about that debt forgiveness

    • My little take you are an idiot!

      Thanking World Bank for what, do you believe they are concern or want you thanks, there are free lunches in this world, every good deeds you may believe the World Bank has done that very institution has given progressive nations advised which ruined their economy!

      What are the strings attached to this loan!

      If we heard the World Bank gave a grant to the country, that would be something to say thanks for, so along with all the rubbish you are talking about; keep in mind “loans” have to be repaid, and a maturity state is anticipated.

      Will Roosevelt and labor party be in a position t make the first payment when it is due? You had better pray that Dominica does not get slaughtered by another hurricane within the next twenty-five years.

      As of June, 1st 2018, (the first day of June) the hurricane season commences, don’t get too happy yet, glorying in about a loan from which you not a direct benefactor!  

      Roosevelt will be!

  17. LifeandDeath
    May 10, 2018

    Somewhere in his comical speech this Morning, Skerrit said something about if something is not done, the economy of Dominica would go into one our our many precipices…[paraphrasing]…The truth is The Economy is already in the proverbial precipice. This new loan now takes Dominica’s debt further above the 1+billion at which it now stands, and these ppl are pretending to be doing a good job in Dominica..this is just more Debt for our Great Grands to take on and pay, if we ever recover from this period of disastrous management of the Dominican economy..

  18. marie-claire R Skerrit
    May 10, 2018

    Look at all those wicked souls in the back ground. Selling Dominica to the devil while they rip the monetary endowments being bestowed to the country.I hope they put in place transparency to account for each dollar spent. I will personally contact World Bank Caribbean Country to put them on alert

  19. There is plenty of talk about climate resilient, we know the meaning of resilient, and the term resilience, or resiliency, which simply means unable to bend, or return to it original shape without breaking!

    So, here we are reading this foolishness about building climate resilient island; can Roosevelt Skerrit or anybody explain in detail to me and the reading audience what is a climate resilient island, and what technology is utilized to accomplish this resilient Dominica?

    The term climate is defined as: a region of the earth having a specific climate condition, which is the average course or condition of the weather at a place usually over a period of years as exhibited by temperature, humidity, wind velocity, and precipitation.

    Such are the prevailing influences or environmental atmosphere conditions characterizing climate; so how can one build a climate resilient island. Around June first is the beginning of hurricane season, On the East cost of America people are…

    • Cont:

      On the East cost of America people are preparing; they are making sure their insurance policies are paid, and in tack; however, nobody is talking crap about climate resilient, because there is no such thing!  Architecturally  one can build something to withstand a certain velocity (force of wind, or earthquakes); nevertheless, there is no actual resilience against the elements nature! 

      I don’t care if that is an idea of the world bank or who,that is nonsensical garbage! Produce the science behind it, let’s see the probabilities! 

      • May 11, 2018

        What do you mean by “explain to me and the reading audience”? Where did you hear that the audience needs an explanation?

        You have been singing that same song about resilient and resilience from the day you read it on this forum, why can’t you see that no one is listening to it?

      • GeorgeO
        May 11, 2018

        you really ought to remove your head from your bottom, you will see better.

  20. May 10, 2018

    I am very concern as a petriot of my country ,I have a stong feeling these funds will go to the wrong people who will claim they’re farmers and used the money for there personal businesses instead used it for farming.Because this government has no policy in place to moniter these folks.

  21. viewsexpressed
    May 10, 2018

    And Skerrit further says that (LOL)”…..We shall embrace the opportunity and gigantic challenge changing this adversity brought onto this land and make Dominica the number one climate resilient country of the world,” he stated…….and for 18 years this PM clown and his waste of time increased cabinet ministers have been walking in their sleeping coming to work repeating these same nonsense platitudes. The biggest disaster to hit Domininca was Skerrit`s govt and the over populated incompetent talking rubbish ministers. They Embrace each other with corrupt, devious means as they continue to fool the poor people, as lost politicians desperate for cash cross the JI bridge to the corrupt side in what we observe to get cash from this corrupt camp, rather than work for it and whereas our poor people crying for jobs, they survive as beggars and pamper these poor people they will go Grand Bay to fete, jump and rant and cry “I love my PM” for handouts. A big fete to celebrate their…

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      May 10, 2018

      But you love your Lennox, what’s rong in Laborites LOVING their PM.
      We are so happy our PM has something to give to us. What does Lennox has to give you all other than create distruction, hathred, and jealousy.

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        May 10, 2018

        what’s wrong in we loving our PM?

      • viewsexpressed
        May 10, 2018

        You are such an idiot. Skerrit has nothing of value to offer me or the people of Domininca other than to get the hell out of office and make way for decent people, because he has been in 18 years now, and has reduced our people and Domininca to poverty and corruption — he has behaved worse than Maria and David.
        Lennox has earned his prestige and is respected as a highly performing professional. Skerrit cannot, will not get into Hon Linton and his team`s shoes.
        Skerrit is a waste of time who buys loyalty and friendship. Kid, you should know that Skerrit cannot in no way come into the shoes of Hon. Linton. That is why Domininca needs a change, that is Kick Skerrit and his bunch of hypocritical corrupt Labour government out of office. They have failed us.

      • Expat
        May 10, 2018

        KID ON THE BLOCK, would you concur that people like viewsexpressed are very insulting to the point that they lack decorum? With outbursts like that that is why UWP will not be respected by the majority. If one wants to win over people one must know how to be civil in their discourse. Can you imagine what would happen to the average Dominican if UWP was in power? I will give you a hint: they would not accept criticism.

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        May 10, 2018

        Take it easy, Take it esay viewsexpressed. Mine your blood vessel burst. Did you take your medication? Now,
        Tell me, why would you believe Skerrit wants to get into Lennox’s stinking shoes? Haven’t you taken the scent of a DIRTY shoe? Come on man. Lennox is distruction, hate and jealousy.
        You said the Dominican people are poor but yet Lennox has the audacity to go to the very same poor people to ask them the little monies they have to pay court fees for his lying tongue. Does that show any love and caring for the poor people?
        Have you seen or heard Skerrit go out and beg the poor people money to pay for anything? No!
        Instead Skerrit is going out to find for the poor people. That’s why he shall not be moved.

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        May 10, 2018

        Mind your blood vessel burst.

      • I Must admit
        May 10, 2018

        @ Viewsexpress Dominicans to damn foolishness. Live them alone in their rubble and blue tap. Skerrit using their stupidity while he has used them to become a millionaire and has moved his family to the big Apple, under air condition 24/7, good health care, in expensive condo while those sacwe makak under a blue tap getting ready to go Grandbay to celebrate red day. One thing though , hurricane season is less than one month away and you will not make Skerrit bring his family down the hurricane season, except he calls election and he needs his family here to fool those fools

  22. We Afraid
    May 10, 2018

    I not reading anything I see the names of Skerrit, Lucifer or Satan on. So my comment is not based on this article because I didn’t read it. Here is why I don’t read articles on Satan or Lucifer: John 8:44 B. Jesus says this about Satan: “he abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it.” Then 2 Cor. 11:14 Paul warns that “satan himself is transformed into an angel of light” therefore it is no surprise if his servants are also transformed as ministers of righteousness. Read Isaiah 14:13-14 and you will see all the boastful statements of Lucifer “I will “do this and that but at the end he did nothing except decieve his followers. I will not say why I don’t read articles about Skerrit but instead will allow you the readers to guess why

    • viewsexpressed
      May 11, 2018

      What are you scared of or afraid of……answer the question, and don’t focus on the individual whom you don’t know and have never met. Focus on our ailing economy, stop being in denial. I am deep in the system, I know what is happening, the top boys talk quietly and while you blind loyalists spew out rubbish to hide the truth of bobol and corruption in your corrupt labour government camp. You cant silence us.
      Answer the question, if you are so proud that Domininca, our Domininca is doing well, extremely productive, making big money…Go on answer. I see the reports, the assessments, the review….I am wide open, you are a blind loyalist in denial

      ??, Where is the development.? Please list for us where the development is taking place. What development are you talking about, is it the one that goes directly into their accounts, here in Domininca and overseas.? They are rich, you and I are struggling to survive, with family to feed and these guys and bad….and corrupt.

      • Man bite dogs
        May 11, 2018

        We have lots of work in Dominica, get your lazy black bottom up and find a job bloody toe rag. :-|

  23. John Jay
    May 10, 2018

    Hope they do have someone to supervise the disburbments of this funds, if not is hell in front of election time.

    • ??
      May 10, 2018

      Are you suggesting that all works should stop until after election?? Well, I hope they build all the homes, airport and spruce up the agri sector all before/during and after the election. UWP supporters sound like a scared cat whenever they see development and always try to associate it with corruption. Keep it up….just remember it failed for the past 3 elections.

      • viewsexpressed
        May 10, 2018

        ??, Where is the development.? Please list for us where the development is taking place. What development are you talking about, is it the one that goes directly into their accounts, here in Domininca and overseas.? They are rich, you and I are struggling to survive, with family to feed and these guys and bad….and corrupt.

    • viewsexpressed
      May 10, 2018

      John Jay, you are so right. To this day we still waiting to have a well designed account of states funds that was used for the Bin Bobol and the Fertilizer Bobol….and other hidden Bobols that we are yet to know of. We just don`t trust this Corrupt, devious Labour Government.
      As far as I am concerned, this amount of money should not be in the hands of Skerrit and Labour Gang government.

  24. we are watching you
    May 10, 2018

    Any monies donated or loaned to Dominica needs to be under the supervision and control of a board of Trustees of persons in the private sector selected from all areas of the island to monitor and control where this money is spent to prevent theft and miss-use. These monies should not be under the control of one person calling themselves “minister of finance” . Large sums of money have the tendency of attracting crooks and liars who will divert it into their own personal bank accounts. Since hurricane Maria millions of dollars has been donated to hurricane relief, who is watching the money? Enough money has already been donated to re-build every house on Dominica. They should also be aware of nefarious characters coming to Dominica saying they are there to help with the money notably one ex-US president. Remember Haiti.

    • Man bite dogs
      May 10, 2018

      @ Above comments, What a fantastic idea, thanks for that maybe we should call in UK Mi5 Mi6 Scotland Yard, Fbi, Cia and a few others to make sure Dr Skerrit, do not steal one cent, You bloody idiot no wonder you support Linton.

  25. Concern dominican
    May 10, 2018

    Guess he know that money was on the card so he reshuffle his cabinet so he could take up the position of housing minister. He also decided Austrie would be agriculture minister, this to enable them to control the money and dictate who get what. Our prime ministers sure know how to manipulate the system??????????????????

  26. viewsexpressed
    May 10, 2018

    This clowns of the corrupt labour government are laughing and laughing at any and everything. Read above that: “The projects will include Emergency Agricultural Livelihood and Housing Recovery…” I have been hearing and reading for years now before Maria about agriculture etc etc and to this day and the day Maria hit us, we have been stagnant not going anywhere. the biggest and most devastating disaster we ever had to and still endure is the Labour/Skerrit Hurricane, hitting now for 18years and every year to have to run for shelter especially when the fake budget speech is poorly presented, just read from a script by this inept PM who know absolutely nothing on how to build and develop a country much less for its people. Every year we are repeated with the same old parrot spoken or quaking speech and the only growth taking place in Domininca is the increasing numbers of ministers and the happy salaries of these top boys laughing all the way to the bank. Our people remain poor and…

    • we are watching you
      May 10, 2018

      How was someone able to get on Face book on Dominica in the middle of a hurricane to say their own roof was blown off when all communications was wiped out, was this person really on Dominica during the hurricane, maybe they were posting from Florida.

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      May 10, 2018

      Hope you are taking your blood presure medication regularly. ok?!

  27. Floridan Diaspora
    May 10, 2018

    Boy look rubbish

  28. KID ON THE BLOCK
    May 10, 2018

    Strange, to me the more the opposition accuse Skerrit and his government for mishandling World Bank Monies is more The World Bank giving Skerrit and the Government MORE money.
    Lennox and Spraggs, what does that tell you? Don’t you realise you are of no significance?
    The more letters, the more the millions come in.

    • Floridan Diaspora
      May 10, 2018

      No mr fool on the block. The reason why they’re still throwing money away to him is because they’ve not yet realized his mismanagement of their funds.

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        May 10, 2018

        It takes a FOOL to know a fool… **** hole.

    • Daryl joseph
      May 10, 2018

      They can give him as much as he ask for But some point the loan will have to be repaid. What is he going to do then ask for forgiveness like he did to Venezuela. The best thing for any opposition parties can do is request by law the financial standing of Dominica. Because it is obvious some thing is wrong.
      Every person I talk to say the island is a mess but all I hear about is millions.

    • Da passports
      May 10, 2018

      Well Mr fool he is at the head of Dominica ehh, so what you expect? If the world bank don’t accept the leader of our country then DA really finish :roll: Doesn’t matter if is linton, pappy, or a paroe, as long as you’re at the helm you won’t be denied money :lol:

  29. Roy Williams
    May 10, 2018

    Every time Roosevelt Skeritt opens his mouth, he calls for unity, especially Post Maria. If he was serious about unity, why didn’t he invite the leaders of the Freedom Party and the United Workers Party, to such a grand occasion. Why didn’t he arrange for the leaders to meet the officials of the World Bank, for instance, after the signing. As far as Skeritt is concerned, it is Skeritt and Skeritt alone.

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      May 10, 2018

      Roy, you don’t invite trouble makers to such occasions. The World Bank Officials already know the behavior of the opposition and won’t feel comfortable amongst such TRIBAL behavior. The World Bank have already concluded that they are of no sinificance.

      • viewsexpressed
        May 10, 2018

        Looks like you still have not change your diapers…..go on run, find something useful to do and talk about. Children and kids have no place in professional, honest big man business.

  30. Sams
    May 10, 2018

    Pm smiling more money in hands and country upside down for 18years

    • Man bites dogs
      May 10, 2018

      Sams, well that depends on which way you idiot been standing on your head!!

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