Gov’t will seek ways to stimulate economy – Gloria Shillingford

Community Development Minister Gloria Shillingford
Community Development Minister Gloria Shillingford

Dominica’s Community Development Minister Gloria Shillingford has told the start of a Caribbean Local Economic Development (CARILED) concept workshop here that government will continue to seek mechanism to stimulate the economy.

The workshop, which commenced on Monday is aimed at giving participants a full understanding of the Local Economic Development concept.

Shillingford told participants that the CARILED concept, when fully understood, will compliment government thrusts for economic empowerment for local authorities and communities for reduction in poverty and income generation and job creation.

“Let me assure CARILED of government’s support of this concept. We also look forward to the success stories in other to replicate in other communities around Dominica. We remain committed to continued collaboration to facilitate the development of local economic development project,” she said.

She said the project is timely, in that, it was happening at a time when several communities around Dominica just ended the annual Community Day of Service.

“Communities around the island were involved in community projects which in one way or the other have economic benefits for each of their respectful communities,” she explained.

Meantime Program Director of CARILED, Alix Yule, says local authorities and ministers of Local governments in the region should make every effort to work with their communities.

According to Yule, local authorities are in the best positions and are at the levels closest to the people they interact with daily.

CARILED is implemented by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in partnership with the Caribbean Forum of Local Government Ministers, the Caribbean Association of Local Government Authorities and funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada

The workshop ends here on Tuesday.

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  1. Francisco Telemaque
    November 12, 2013

    True Wesley Man November 12, 2013

    Thanks for you contributions across the world wide web, however!

    You know or have very little to do with wesley.

    When was your last trip? How long was it? When was the last barrel sent? What is your annual remittance to wesley?

    Thanks for your contribution! As you will see in the Next election we are satisfied with our PARL REP.

    Mr. Wesley Man, I do not send barrel, I send money directly to people I chose to give. The last time I sent a quantity of cloth, and shoe to someone it cost me about seven hundred dollars to ship via Fedex.

    That would be almost EC$2,000.00 that person would have got if I had sent the hard cash home. I doh coming home eh, until me cousin Gloria build de International Airport oui.

    Dem teck de hotel fram she and carry it to Douglas city! You might be the only person In Wesley and her sisters who will vote for her this time around, I don’t even believe Gloria is going to vote for herself!


    Have a nice day, don’t expect me anytime soon Yvonne dead, Hector, Ma John, Barbara dead, me an Marie are left, if she die before me I might visit for her burial, other than that I will return may to remain when I see some significant change.

    I see one of us made it in the British Virgin Island, I had a hard time remembering his face, but if memory serves me correctly, he and his parents lived directly across from the Methodist Church, near the broken down school; I am a few years older than James.

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • True Wesley Man
      November 13, 2013

      “Have a nice day, don’t expect me anytime soon Yvonne dead, Hector, Ma John, Barbara dead, me an Marie are left, if she die before me I might visit for her burial, other than that I will return may to remain when I see some significant change.”



  2. Corrupt_Bastards
    November 12, 2013

    What is wrong with these layba party ministers? Don’t u people understand nothing last forever, we thank you for your contributions in Govt but u people acting like if u all lose u all will go mad. Come on now Dominica is not your inheritance.

  3. Friend
    November 12, 2013

    Gloria, go back and sleep… Bazil for Wesley!

    • Anonymous
      November 16, 2013

      are you referring to ezikel if you are to go to the ad house

  4. zulu
    November 12, 2013

    For a start how about making sure the truck drivers get paid regularly and on time. 2 million dollars have been prevented from getting into the economy

  5. Anonymous
    November 12, 2013

    here she go again they all birds of a fether

  6. Man on the Ground
    November 12, 2013

    DNO my comments is awaiting clearence from you. so many negative things i am seeing others posting and they make it on dno maybe i need to be a little rude cuz the things i am see and name calling, nothing of that sort from me.

  7. SAD.
    November 12, 2013

    well said these ple just incompetent.. almost 15yrs where have they been and what have they been doing ? OHH i know, enjoying the spoils..dummy in cans last and labour party first.

  8. wesley youth
    November 12, 2013

    Gloria is a dead beat representative,i fed up,i voting for bazil this time !

  9. Too Little Too Late
    November 12, 2013

    I know this woman personally and I don’t believe anything she has to say. You are certainly known by the company you keep. As my mother always says, when you lay down with dogs you does wake up with fleas. To many of these ministers have become rich overnight while hard working people continue to live in poverty because of their failed policies. Just tell us how you guys plan to pay back Venezuela for the money you guys borrowed to buy the last election. How much longer will patriotic Dominicans be forced to pay for your mistakes and bad decisions?

  10. looking
    November 12, 2013

    Honestly i thought the PM was the Minister of Community development in addition to Minister of Finance and Minister of Security.

  11. Ann Derass
    November 12, 2013

    After almost 15 years in office, government is looking for ways to stimulate the economy!
    Do these people listen to themselves?
    Gloria you better go and retire in Wesley.

  12. Pedro
    November 12, 2013

    After 14 years of stimulating your pockets, you are now thinking of ways of stimulating the economy of the country.

  13. Views Expressed
    November 12, 2013

    Gloria Shillingford is reading from a script and she has no idea what she`s talking about.
    Local authorities to do what….?????? Gloria is living in cloud coo coo land…..
    Local authorities do not have the resources to perform such role….skerro and government has hijacked their role and reduce them to non effective authorities. Gloria has no answers and the strategic direction to talk about development. Go about Dominica you will see the deterioration of villages. They have been reduced to beggars….what an nsult

  14. Truth be told
    November 12, 2013

    Gloria your Labour party government has never embraced the private sector as the creator of jobs and that is the first and major problem with this Labour government. Your Prime Minister laughed and ridiculed the private sector. He went as far as to say that Dominica had escaped the global economic recession under his leadership! Now economic malaise catching you all bottom he screaming about global recession. What a bunch of failures with no ideas. Gloria you truly believe that village councils can stimulate, revive or lead economic development in Dominica? If you believe that then Dominica is doomed!

  15. Man on the Ground
    November 12, 2013

    Mis Shillingford for the past how many years i have look at you reading from a paper that you alway have in your hand which someone have writen for you and nothing is coming from within you nor from your heart within your chest. from your own forsite you can see that nothing is in place for the many things that the scrip writer put on the paper that you used as the gosple of what is on the ground when comes to job creation and many other qualities and improvement that we so wish to see in Dominica. so every day every week your master is sending you people to just read to the people what it is that the people will love to hear and life continue. Mis shillingford those were the days, we have come of age my dear its a new beginning for many Dominica as the wind of change is so powerful that your sweet words is being lost in the sound of the wind of change. keep reading Mis Shillingford my computer has just crash on me so keep reading.

  16. Sweet Dominica
    November 12, 2013

    Did Gloria cleared this statement with the PM? Prior to making such a ridiculous statement in the AM? I am a little puzzled. The Skerritt Labour Party Administration is still talking about Stimulating the economy. Well this Country will be left high and dry.

  17. IluvmyPm
    November 12, 2013

    Layba party in opposition is the only way to stimulate the
    economy u people to incompetent.

    November 12, 2013

    Mam, it’s a bit too late for that. Election is around the corner. Out you go!

  19. Francisco Telemaque
    November 12, 2013

    “Dominica’s Community Development Minister Gloria Shillingford has told the start of a Caribbean Local Economic Development”

    Yes, cousin Gloria Dodds (Dods) Shillingford, daughter of my late uncle Jonathan Dods, and niece of my late mother Yvonne Dods; Community Development Minister, please note that is your cousin Son addressing a question to you.

    Do you know that Wesley is also a community, and one neglected by you madam minister of Community Development. Shall I remind you that charity begins at home: What sort of charity have you bestowed on the people of the village in which you are born raised and lived?

    What sort of development have you brought to Wesley, since the people of Wesley gave you their fullest support, and voted for you? There is nothing in the village of Wesley you will ever be able to look back on, and feel proud of knowing it is because of your efforts that Wesley has such, and such.

    You will however, one day you had the opportunity to do something for the poor villagers, even your own relatives and you did nothing to help!

    You are remembered for the dilapidated state of the school to which the people refused to allow their children to attend until Petter thought to do some substandard too, hence, the parent allowed their children to return. You stood by and did not lift a single finger or argue for one second that the children, and voting people of Wesley needed, and deserved better.

    For that conduct Gloria, I was informed, that only a miracle can cause you to win, if you decide to seek the votes of the people this time around; my advise to you is save yourself the embarrassment and quit while people still remembers you as an educator even though there are some glitches in your caeare, which caused some hurt to even a young member of your family.

    I will not call his name, however, I drew this to your attention, and remind you, I had long left Dominica, when the incident occurred; nonetheless because people are so angry at you because you let them down, they are beginning to focus on the past, I have not lived in Dominica for more than fifty years, though I used to visit regularly, if I am here in Los Angeles, and I hear people talking of what happened in the past it is a clear indication you will be fighting a loosing battle to hold on or recapture your seat!

    Consider this; ” I went I saw, I did nothing, I left.”

    I doubt there is anything you can do now to regain the confidence of the people of Wesley, it will take a miracle

    Respectfully Your Cousin,


    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Francisco Telemaque
      November 12, 2013

      Anyway former Principal, don’t call me dunce, the missing words I wish to draw to your attention: Hence, line two in paragraph six (6) should read “until Petter thought, and did some substandard work on the school also. The sentences are fragmented, nonetheless, you may see the point.

      Paragraph five (5) line one should “you will however, one day realize you had the opportunity”.

      Remember this as long as you live “I was elected by the people of Wesley, of which more than eight (80%) per cent of us are related. I served for five years, and did nothing for the people who elected me.”

      Outside of your failed political performance, I value you as my relative, however, politically; it would be against my conscience to direct any of my nephews, and nieces in the village to vote for you a second time: to do that would mean condemning them to a life time of poverty.

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque(Son).

      • True Wesley Man
        November 12, 2013

        Thanks for you contributions across the world wide web, however!

        You know or have very little to do with wesley.

        When was your last trip? How long was it? When was the last barrel sent? What is your annual remittance to wesley?

        Thanks for your contribution! As you will see in the Next election we are satisfied with our PARL REP.

      • Anonymous
        November 16, 2013

        it is clear that you speak out off ignorances about the facts. after being 50 years away from wesley and contrubing to it development i should be able o look st you housee in wesley the land and business you establish over the years to help your nevws and nices
        i have issue with peopleewho go out and for there country and later turn and dad talk it you give your life time and all to a foring country and turn ad dadtali yours

  20. Doc. Love.
    November 12, 2013

    The Skeritt Labor Administration has been in office for approximately fourteen years, had CARILED not come to Dominica, they would not have put mechanism in place to simulate the economy. Mr. Linton has been leader of the UWP party for only three months, he has been able to put a plan together to stimulate the economy. Gloria can fool CARILED as much as she wants with regards to its concept but she cannot fool Dominicans, no sooner the Delegation leaves Dominica, it is back to sleep.

  21. zulu
    November 11, 2013

    Government had all the opporrunity to stimulate the economy and failed. During the great depression the US economy was stimulated by the mighty war machine putting women and Americans to work producing millitary hardware for the war.
    in 2008-10 the government again tried to invest in infrastructure to boost the economy.

    The skeritt administration obtain funds to build stadium, extend airport, road from portsmouth to roseau, all great opportunities to put dominicans to work and stimulate the economy. We all know what happened. Not enough citizens were employed to see economic impact.
    Today the road expansion in the interior is plagued by non payment of local truckers and the Gov is trying to pass on responsibility. Isnt the payment of the truckers economic stimulation? Why not start by ensuring these drivers get paid monthly and on time so they can pay the banks, buy groceries, fuel, etc putting the 2 million owed back in rhe economy.
    We have a psychologist playing chief economist and as a result has repeatedly failed with the great opportunities given all because of self fullfilling legacy.
    Gloria we had all these oppoetunities to stimulate the economy and from the last budget had negative growth. Your Government has failed the people. Stop trying to fool people telling them you want to stimulate economy when truckers staying 6-7 months without pay and you guys do absolutely nothing about it, even getting mad when the request publicly.
    Stop taking people for fools.

  22. Malgraysa
    November 11, 2013

    Gloria, you are funny. Gloria in exelsis Deo but not the one from Wesley).

  23. Anonymous
    November 11, 2013

    After 14 years you all haven’t seek ways to stimulate economy is now all you will? If all you cannot do it in 14 years is now all you will. Time for a new government.

  24. ?
    November 11, 2013

    For 13 long years the government cannot stimulate the economy, I wonder what Ms Shillingford is talking about. THIS GOVERNMENT IS A WASTE OF TIME.

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