Land acquisition begins for international airport – PM Skerrit

PM Skerrit greets a child during a function in Canada recently

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit has said that his government has started the process of land acquisition for the construction of an international airport in Dominica.

Speaking at a Town Hall Meeting in Canada he said it will cost the government about $60 million to acquire the land in the Woodford Hill, Wesley area.

He stated that the government has been saving every month towards the construction of the facility.

“What we have decided to do as a government is to save every month to construct the airport, to raise the funds to construct the airport, so every month we have been saving US$5-million from the Citizenship By Investment Programme to put into a special International Airport Development Fund,” he said. “And we have started the process of land acquisition.”

He stated noted that his government has given its commitment to landowners on the matter since funds are already in the bank to pay them.

“Once we settle on the price today, within 48 working hours you will get a cheque for your land because we want to ensure that the people whom lands we will be purchasing, we can pay them in a quick time,” he said.

He added, “We are also conducting some more detailed geotechnical studies because we have to have a better appreciation for the soil type here…”

He went on to say that his government has signed a contract for about US$2 million with an American firm to carry out the studies and to advise on the detailed drawings for the International Airport.

The construction of an international airport has long been spoken about in Dominica and this is not the first time that this administration has made public pronouncements about it.

In November 2013, during a visit to China, Skerrit signed a US$300-million deal with Chinese company ASCG with “reconstruction of an international airport” among projects to be undertaken under the agreement.

The following month, Skerrit said that engineers from China were in Dominica to visit the construction site proposed, in Compton Point near Calibishie, so as to provide advice to the government of Dominica.

At a Dominica Labour Party Rally on May 5, 2014, Skerrit said that his government was actively pursuing several projects, including the construction of an international airport through the BOOT – Build, Own, Operate and Transfer – option, with a team of private developers from China.

Later that same month, the Prime Minister led a three-man delegation to China to “advance discussions on the construction of an international airport and other development projects.”

Upon his return from China, Skerrit told reporters that “good progress” was being made on the project and a document will soon be made available to the public about the details. That document was never made public.

In March 2017, Skerrit spoke to a group of students from the North East Comprehensive School and said that the airport will be built in the north-eastern part of the island.

He said an American firm was engaged to do all of the studies in relation to the international airport and would be doing a presentation to the cabinet on the 21st of April, 2017 on its finding.

He did not disclose the name of the American firm.

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75 Comments

  1. CC
    October 20, 2018

    All you really taking Skerrit seriously? Smfh.

  2. Jbb
    October 19, 2018

    LIes and more lies…ELECTION STRATEGIES…….THEY ARE DOING.IT AGAIN !

  3. Man bites dogs
    October 19, 2018

    @ View Vex, Have say you dirty smelling crocodile election is on the orizon we will put your lots where you, belonging watch this space. 👹

  4. October 18, 2018

    Why are you guys so mad and think the PM telling lies ,when all you guys do is tell lies . A taste of your own medicine.boom take that

    • viewsexpressed
      October 18, 2018

      You, whatever your name is, where have you been in the past 18 years? Sleeping, in denial, idiocy, silly, stupid, blind loyalty. Yes, you r inept incompetent leader is telling big lies. he and them in the clang lied about the Bin Bobol and Fertilizer Bobol and is only when The Right Hon Lennox Linton exposed their dirty Assets they, your silly corrupt Labour government came out in shame and said it was a mistake. They lied, they gave untruths and talk in defence of their crime, whoever initiated this scam and thievery of states money. Go to hell, go to hell, make this information your guide for the truth.

    • viewsexpressed
      October 18, 2018

      So Mr. Dam, you are a lie teller. You must be to go after people and jumping to conclusion. Mr. Don`t give a damn, please go mind your damn business and open your eyes and Go mind your Funky Business and leave big man business alone to capture those bobol politicians abusing our states funds. If it does not matter to you , step aside go to bed at 7pm and say your rosary and pray for this ailing, corrupted Labour government led by a very incompetent worthless childish Prime Minister, that they must go. they have done enough damage.
      Good luck

  5. Riv
    October 17, 2018

    So we purchasing land even before we get the $2million drawings from the American company that will tell us where the airport going? WAW!! I wonder if they will buy my little piece of land in Castle Bruce? It close to a good spot for an airport.

  6. Sashkem
    October 17, 2018

    Who the [email protected] this administration think they are fooling!! When it’s almost time for election is the same BS!!

  7. Steve E
    October 17, 2018

    This man is a professional lier.

  8. viewsexpressed
    October 17, 2018

    The heading of this story says: “Land acquisition begins for international airport – PM Skerrit”. And we understand that this a quote id from Skerrit. How unfortunate. Skerrit, I want to refer this comment to your blind and silly supporters that the land for an international airport started years ago with then Prime Minister Hon Eddison James and the then UWP Government. Why now are you talking BS about land acquisition, when there is already a designated land owed by the people and government of Domininca. Skerrit and blind followers why don’t you all stop your silly, boyish and girlish childhood behaviour and act like mature intelligent people., That is where you all are unable to compete intellectually and maturely with Hon Linton and His professional UWP Team. That is why we cry for change in Domininca and that Skerrit must Go, and soon too. We need that immature ductored PM, out of Domininca`s business. Skerrit is still boyish and immature, Skerrit and his clowns must Go, Now!

    • kulibago
      October 18, 2018

      It is rumored that the Red party transferred the land titles back to the people and are repurchasing the land. So the people are technically getting paid twice. And why do you ask? Maybe in an attempt to fool people who so blindly loyal they wont do 4 mins research.

  9. October 17, 2018

    Lol abeh, skew you popular give them work to do,most of those against you and politically degrading
    Our sweet Dominica bet they have none to do all day, don’t hang ur hat where you cyan reach it for them, the places they want Dominica to be like, it can’t be, we not hungry, we don’t have roof blowing crime rate and we living long, enjoy MR PM, you’ve been the best, better than all the rest. Where god gave you stance no one shall have you off balance

    • viewsexpressed
      October 18, 2018

      Labor voleur, ka voleur lager Dominique Bin eva Fertilizer Bobol. Who stole our money under the watch of this corrupt failed Leader & Labour Government. Labour has the power to do evil things with our resources, that is why our people and country are in deep poverty due to a very poor incompetent Prime Minister and a very immature bunch of 18 ministers and surrogates running about Domininca talking BS and doing nothing for our development. this waste of time and his corrupt Labour government must Go. Get out, get lost.

    • Your auntie brother
      October 19, 2018

      My boy, you sounding as deranged as the man himself.

  10. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    October 17, 2018

    This prime minister is a phony a con man and a fraud who keeps feeding the sheep B/S every time elections are coming up. He needs to account for the millions upon millions of dollars that was donated after hurricane Maria. His foreign bank accounts need to be checked for the money.

  11. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    October 17, 2018

    There must be another election coming up. Why not just extend the Melville Hall runway out into the ocean by at least 2,000 feet instead of wasting money trying to construct another airport ? The subject of international airport always comes up around election time and the fools just suck it up.

  12. hmmmmmmmmmmmm
    October 17, 2018

    “”and to advise on the detailed drawings for the international airport””
    didn’t hon. blackmore during his budget presentation say he saw the drawing?

    don’t take me at my word go on the hon pm fb page and listen

    • Your auntie brother
      October 19, 2018

      Blackmore says a lot of things but I would not call him the brightest pupil in class brother, would you.

  13. October 17, 2018

    Some people can be fooled some of the time; some can be fooled all the time and some cannot be fooled any time. Each individual has to determine which group he or she belongs to. Remember the mouth says anything. Some politicians know that all that is needed is to get a small majority to come into their 4F club; the club where they Find you, Fool you, Frolic with you, then after getting back in office, Forget you. Remember the old reggae song Who Am I? Look in the mirror and ask yourself that question, and be honest with your answer.

  14. Jonathan Y St Jean
    October 17, 2018

    Messier/ Madame quik! This is another story from the best liar Dominica has ever seen. How many times have we been told that Labour party is about to start building the international airport. Since Dominicans Bo longer believe bor want to hear this deceptive info Skerritt goes to Canada to tell his “tim-tim-bois-chese”. Remember he offered us containers for the structures after the bulldozing of the site, well that is still the plan because $60 million dollars can’t build no international airport. And considering he just got an honorary doctorate in climate resiliance, why is he paying farmers for their land before the necessary studies are complete to ascertain the suitability of this new site. Wasn’t Picard in Portsmouth going to be the site of choice not long ago. Oh my, I respond “hoseh cozew camawad. Liar liar your pants are on fire.

  15. Random Thoughts
    October 17, 2018

    I long for the day when Dominicans emancipates themselves from mental slavery.. Celebrating 40 years of independence but we are not free

  16. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    October 17, 2018

    Unless Roosevelt is talking out of his mind to make himself feel good, I believe he is simply mad or definitely intends for the people of Wesley to declare war, and fight for their land! There is no need for any more land acquisition to build International Airport, when the land bought from the people of Wesley and Woodford Hill by the UWP government is still there unused!

    Dominicans must understand that the UWP had contractors and engineers from Trinidad & Tobago building an International Airport when the labor party government shut it down after the formed a coalition government and defeat the UWP. 

    The airport was in its first phase of development; Roosevelt was one of them who said “we doh want it; it too expensive.” Roosevelt does not have any intentions of building any airport, it is an election ploy. He is simply looking for trouble. I’ll tell you Roosevelt you talk about resilient, come screw with us in Wesley and you will learn what is true people resiliency! 

  17. shad
    October 17, 2018

    Mr. Prime Minister! The United Workers Party had acquired land in the Caye En Bouche, Londonderry, Wesley area to accommodate the International Airport…why not continue from there and just build on the lands which were bought? Why are you still looking for lands? If I were in you, I would use the monies allocated for land purchasing towards the building of the airport; But I am not.
    So…be clean with us…stop taking us for fools…Is either you are going to build that Airport or not!! or you are going to continue adding onto the one that we currently have and get a “crooked-supposedly modern day airport’. As if I just can’t with you!!

    • viewsexpressed
      October 17, 2018

      Shad, Skerrit will not take your advice, he is not of this intellectual. You see, it is all about him and throwing nice words to the Dominican people.. Skerrit is immature, childish, with fake personalities and to have the same poor people should out “We love our PM”, for what, Guess to be in poverty for the rest of the their lives. That is the Skerrit that we know. Hopeless, clueless, just engaged in Pappyshow maters and now he is Ductored, in what we don’t know. Guess we still recall the Bin Bobol and fertilizer Bobol. I was asked by an elder woman , if this was a serious of thievery, of the states limited resources. I advised, go ask Skerrit.
      Our local economy is dead, and all Skerrit can do, due to his limited knowledge of development is go the “Fast Food” attitude in selling our Passports to every Tom Dick and Harriette and an expense we know not of. Where has all this money gone. Not into investment, but fraudulent handouts for the boys and girls. Ah ye paka fait ah…

    • Peeping Tom
      October 17, 2018

      Because that location is NOT the best. Simple response.

      • viewsexpressed
        October 18, 2018

        Hey, you peeping too much, go find your sight and open your ears and comprehend first what you hear out there coming from this failed corrupt Labour government. peeping Tom, who told that the location is not the best? What happen, you want the runway, airport in your back yard

      • UKDominican
        October 19, 2018

        And where is the best Tom? Funny that but has your friend, the P. M.confided in you where that may be? I have not heard and nor have countless other compatriots. Perhaps you espied it through your peep hole? Please, do tell us.

  18. tracy daniel
    October 17, 2018

    but didnt the united workers party when they were last in power purchase land for an international airport? what more land you buying there?

  19. SN
    October 17, 2018

    By Skerritt’s pronouncements Dominica will have multiple international airports.

  20. Man bites dogs
    October 17, 2018

    They afaird Dr.Skerrit, Has them hyenas on the Run suckers like tapeworms trying desperately to eat Dr.Skerrit inside out but it will never happen. We will never allowed so-called workers calamity party to destroy our country Dominica again !!!!

    • viewsexpressed
      October 17, 2018

      Man stop Biting Dogs, go clean you r backyard before you go after Skerrit in talking on his behalf and protecting him from his failed time in office. It is all in the open, Skerrit is a failure and all you weird acolytes do is try to raise him from the bottomless pit where you all have put him. if you all really loved your so called Scare-it Skerrit he would not be under fire for the Bin bobol and Fertilizer Bobol, thievery.. it is an abuse of states funds and with barking dogs like yourselves about Skerrit will be stained for the rest of his life. So it is said, so it is written, so it so it shall be done. Go and repent, cleanse yourselves from this evil failed empire. All you guys do is run to protect failed, hopeless and immature Skerrit. Skerrit is a failure and he must Go, He will go. A real waste of time man. This man lacks intellectualism, finance, no one knows what he really morally stands for. You people run away from Skerrit before it gets too late. He has failed DA and us.

    • viewsexpressed
      October 18, 2018

      In addition to dogs where man bite dogs within the Labour Party, they have hyenas, monkeys, sucking tapeworms, sucking out the limited intelligence of their Failed Skerrit and his dumb acolytes. Skerrit is the worm who eats himself and put himself in shame. it is therefore what is referred to self-inflicted wounds. meaning thi Man Skerrit opens his mouths and spews garbage, rubbish, bobol to his Labour people while the nation on a whole laughs at him Everytime he talks illiterate BS, nonsense.
      Skerrit is a waste if time, a pappyshow and a failed politician, lacks vison, lacks common-sense towards development , but operates a fast food restaurant that makes one obese and sick. That is where Dominica is with this failed clown, inept, immature PM. This man has failed Dominicans and has created poverty in our country. He has no intelligence of socio-economic Develpoment , he must Go. Get lost.

      • Man bites dogs
        October 18, 2018

        @ View Vex, Have say you dirty smelling crocodile election is on the orizon we will put your lots where you, belonging watch this space. 👹

  21. October 17, 2018

    Least we forget that the declaration of an International Airport to be constructed and monies being saved for that purpose was first exposed in Parliament following a question by the leader of the opposition; to the Punjab PhD- Duquesne PhD. The most intelligent leader in the world does not think that it’s his responsibility to inform Dominicans at home of any National development his administration is undertaking; guess he has made it clear that our fellow country men/women living in the Diaspora are more gullible than we are. Dr can you please produce the blue print and all the necessary parer work so all Dominicans can be better informed and to scrutinize the progress of your phantom International Airport. Stop the Deception; Lies and Propaganda.

  22. LaPlaine Observer
    October 17, 2018

    This PM has got to be derranged or his deception has hit a new high. UWP purchased land to build an International Airport and this incompetent government decided not to utilize the land to build the Airport. I have read several statements frrom the PM concerning the Inl Airport, and I don’t know what to believe anymore because they are all full of lies and deceptions.

    • LawieBawie
      October 17, 2018

      “I have read several statements frrom the PM concerning the Inl Airport, and I don’t know what to believe anymore because they are all full of lies and deceptions”…..you should do like me!! I have never tried believing them, because I can clearly see that this government is full of crap. This is just another trick to gain political mileage on the run up to election….it happens every five years.

  23. jamie
    October 17, 2018

    Skerrit please man stop being dishonest to the poor people.Last election was the same talk,but the fools will keep voting for you.Such a shame man.

  24. Neville
    October 17, 2018

    More lies from this kleptocratic PM. Elections are imminent and he can’t afford to loose them, otherwise his game is up. I urge the citizens of Dominica to resist the empty promises. Vote Skerrit out!

  25. viewsexpressed
    October 17, 2018

    “Skerrit, Go to Hell, Go to Hell, Go to hell – None of our Damn Business”. Skerrit appears to be this person who attempts to build a house and made a mess of it and unable to complete. He starts building the roof, then wants to paint in dirty red, corrupt Red, then he is lost has no knowledge where to continue, so he calls an Astaphan….OMG, look debar. For years we hear of International Airport and the only international we know of relating to Skerrit is when he flies out of Domininca secretly and ends up in someone big airport, a toy for him. Well, he is a country bookie. The sad thing is , it is at the expense of all of us. We pay taxes that is abused by the sitting government.

  26. viewsexpressed
    October 16, 2018

    I don’t even wish to comment on this mans whereabouts and what he des, what he has not done and what he is unable to do. This abuse of states funds and creating areas to go to run away from Dominica’s calamity to him is the way he handles issues of major concerns affecting our Domininca that he is incapable to resolve. Skerrit failed government is run like a fast food obsessed person, who lack any knowledge of effective communication, but only spews spontaneous thoughts that makes absolutely no sense. Skerrit running here there and everywhere is just a stunt to run away from the rel challenges facing him and Domininca that he just does not know how o fix, but hop on a plane, go there here and everywhere for fame claims of getting aid. What on earth i she hugging up this child for? What is the point and who is it he is trying to fool or appease. Skerrit is illiterate and ignorant oto the processes of socio-economic development that is why he feels he can jump all over bindly in…

  27. BEB
    October 16, 2018

    Now what is going to happen to the lands already purchased by the UWP Govt. for the construction of building the airport ? The owners of these lands were paid and they are still utilizing these lands, could these people be charged a fee and placed in the treasury to be used in some way or the other?
    I’m wondering whether this is not a hoax?

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      October 17, 2018

      Mr. Police boy, that must be the most important question you have ever asks in your entire life of living. If I remember correctly, you were serving (stationed) in Wesley during the acquisitions of land from the people of Wesley.

      You will remember guys like Oliver James were rising hell, because they claimed that Edison James was not paying them enough for their land. They based that argument on the many millions James paid Laville for his land. 

      Hence, everybody wanted no less than a million dollars for their land! I had to escape in one piece  because I told me cousin Oliver farm land cost less than residential land: Who told me to say that; I got into trouble with all dem farmers, and had to escape like a cockroach eh!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

  28. they shall know.
    October 16, 2018

    Mr is de best we boy, $3.5 million Dollars was spent for consultancy on an international airport, you do not know where the airport will be built, you do not have a feasibility study or the cost? best you continue saying we do not need an international airport.

  29. MWEN
    October 16, 2018

    LOL. That pipeline is long papa.

    • Me
      October 17, 2018

      Correction, that pipe line is circular, a closed loop with no outlet.

  30. viewsexpressed
    October 16, 2018

    Hugs of our innocent children Skerrit is not gonna help you. You are just not that role model I expect my own children to want to embrace you. Its all a fake. You have not earned it. Your reputation with the mishandling of our states funds, while your corrupt labour government pass idle by is atrocious and worth condemning. Your smiles are devious and your language not academical, just comical and childish. Your blind loyalist will all come and defend you with stupid talk, but the more they try to raise your reputation the more we see you as this failed ODD Minister. Go to confession, say your prayers, you have destroyed OUR Domininca. Skerrit pack your bags and go to China, Go to Timbuck Tu. You are the worse and most failed Prime Minister in the Caribbean matching you with failed Haiti where similar thievery and Bobol took place by Papa and Baby Doc. Haiti is yet to recover because of these failed leaders who stole Haiti’s money. The Haitians are run to Domininca. Skerrit get Lost.

  31. Let's be Real
    October 16, 2018

    I more believe the so called land acquisition is for the Chinese take over and NOT for airport! They waited until the Chinese ship duct in for them to lie about airport. Let’s be real people; when things were better in Da with bananas selling, Ross University booming and we had far more people residing in Dominica, Skerrit brought Ralph Gonzalves to tell us that we couldn’t afford an international airport and to prove his point he dumped millions on night landing. Now he killed bananas, no copra, he forced Roos to run, people running from the country, is now he has $1.5 billion dollars to build international airport? Only if he wanted to get rid of the American Ross University first. The other thing is, since 2015 tropical storm Maria, destroyed three of our main bridges on the west coast road and that same Skerrit told us we got an early Christmas gift from the Chinese because they going to build them and 3 yrs later they can’t build any, is international airport they building?

  32. bouche kabrit
    October 16, 2018

    “Lies!! You hear Lies! Teacher Murphy say if you tell a lie you going to hell as soon as you die”🎶🎶🎶

  33. J
    October 16, 2018

    What a Fraud. Insulting Dominicans intelligence.
    How about a independent audit of all the money
    Domininca has received for Maria and the so called
    Citizen By Invesment Programme.
    Basic accountability, if you were a honest leader it wouldn’t be a secret.
    Can you say Dictatorship established?
    Shame on you Mr Prime Minister.

    • Ibo France
      October 17, 2018

      Exactly J! When a government is secretive and opaque, it’s because they have something to hide. This Skerrit- led government talks to itself. The people’s business is kept under lock and key. There is no transparency and accountability. Everything the government does is forced on the people without any consultations. This clearly shows flagrant disrespect and contempt for the people. This sort of governance is antiquated and anti-progressive. The people deserve servant leadership not dictatorship.

  34. Voice of the South
    October 16, 2018

    DNO stop the biased rhetoric! A news medium should be impartial but it’s so obvious which way you’re leading with the last few comments. It will be built & we know it will. If not Skerrit then who?

    • viewsexpressed
      October 18, 2018

      Go tell your worthless Skerrit to stop his bias illiterate rhetoric. If not Skerrit, (the failed incompetent leader) it will be the one who exposed his corruption and Bobol and failed intellectual, and that person is obviously Hon. Lennox Linton. Skerrit has proven himself to be a politically illiterate person to hold high office as PM in any country village or back -a- yard. He is dangerously immature, ridiculous poor communication and a cataphoretic ever be a leader of a state, let alone a youth group.
      Skerrit must go, he is too immature to be prime Minister of any country , especially our Domininca. He and his corrupt Labour government has destroyed where there has bot been any meaningful productive development. Skerrit and Labour clowns must Go and Now

  35. Sisserou
    October 16, 2018

    Sacqway tonneh!!

  36. Dan Tanner
    October 16, 2018
    • October 17, 2018

      Dan Turner, why is this your concern? You are not Dominican; you were living here, but you left when things wouldn’t go your way. You have said that you have not intentions of returning. So why don’t you just stay in your corners in the USA, and let our God, whom you do not believe in, deal with the issues of Dominica

      • viewsexpressed
        October 18, 2018

        Dan ..thanks for your comments. Please ignore this lady, very blind and lost to the reality of poverty he and worthless labour grousp and blind idiotic advisors have grown in Dominica over 18 years. People like this woman is like a leach stuck to the dirty water for feed rather than defend themselves to a level of independent and analysis.

  37. It's my damn business
    October 16, 2018

    If someone residing abroad just depends on reading DNO news, they will sell everything they have and move to Dominica because DNO gives the impression that Dominica is a Paradise, with very good and honest government. But is when you read international and regional stories and read about the things happening here one will realize how poor a job DNO is doing. I mean DNO should interview Skerrit and ask him the tuff questions before they carry Skerrit’s propaganda man. What he’ll international airport? Where he going to build it? Who are the people he buying land from? Who is going to build it for him? When will it open? Unless these questions are honestly answered by Skerrit a good and reliable online news outlet like DNO should not help decieve people. Skerrit wants to give people the impression that he wants to build airport but UWP telling their supporters not to sell their land. It’s just a propaganda we have seen every election season

    • Daryl joseph
      October 17, 2018

      In a strange way you answered the question in your comment, why should DNO send staff members to ask tuff questions when in reality the end result will be the same.
      If you read what the prime minister said not one single word is believable.

  38. Not A Herd Follower
    October 16, 2018

    Note the PM did not say where and how the site was selected. Elections nearing, boy. More tomfoolery.

  39. anonymous2
    October 16, 2018

    I don’t think that that is the best place to build the next airport, if it ever gets built. That will not guarantee tourism either.

  40. %
    October 16, 2018

    What ever Skerrit says is never clear.Its either deliberate or that he is not a smart guy. I go for the latter…Name the area in Wood for Hill,Wesley area where that land is located.Is it the same site that was favoured by the present powerful UWP?After that where are you getting the money required lazy Skerrit?Do you have planes that will land on pure Wesleye,Woodford Hill soil,or are you going to use containers???
    This man is so preposterous and joker..
    Man let me laugh at you lack of intelligence…. Ha!Ha!Ha!Ha!Ha!
    It’s woops waps!Woops waps!Woops waps at the polling stations . Most Dominicans have had enough of you.You have failed Dominica.You are three quarters discarded.Lazy!!!
    Call it nah!
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    Lazy Skerrit Must Go Now

  41. John Jay
    October 16, 2018

    Tell me something are we DOMINICANS STUPID. Every time ELECTION is AROUND THE CORNER the LABOUR PARTY GOVERNEMENT is coming with an INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. I can recall once the then MIN OF COMMUNICATIONS & WORKS Mr. Reginald Austrie said his govt is READY come after they WON THE ELECTION and it has been 10 YEARS and they are NOT YET READY. What a shame.

    I believe this guys & gulls SHOULD PACK UP and STOP FOOLING US, It’s high time we should accepting this bull …. (sorry) from this government. Every election is same thing ,right now he is fooling the audience in Canada and people of Dominica that he is going to acquire land in Wesley. I will never believe this and we should tell them stop fooling us pack up and go.

  42. %
    October 16, 2018

    Foolishness Start Again ..Election Foidhness Again!! What a shameless PM!!!!!
    Election at Our Doorsteps! It seem to be December in truth!!!
    Skerrit where is the international airport of 2005?
    Lazy Skerrit where is the international airport of 2009?
    Lazy Skerrit can where by is the international airport of 2014?
    In fact after Ross heard of so many unfulfilled promises about international airport they left,and said with Mia Motley’s government, hey have found a government with a bias to getting things done .This was tantamount to telling the world that you Skerrit and your MISLEADERS are lazy,myopic,inept etc.
    Stop insulting the intelligence of most of us .Many of us are smarter than you,with you fake PhD..Your back is seriously against the wall this time,and it will stay so until you are disgracefully discarded at the next polls.Lazy!You botch everything you touch!
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    Lazy Skerrit Must Go Now

  43. WeNiceMan
    October 16, 2018

    SMH!! Nous finir battre garcon!

  44. Really
    October 16, 2018

    Lie lie lie and more lie skerrit and his carnal must go time for a change

  45. RandyX
    October 16, 2018

    He is definitely taking it to the next level now. This man is a compulsive liar.

  46. Channel 1
    October 16, 2018

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ……………… but what madness is that from dat unlearned doctor dere nuh. Where they get mister nuh.

    Uuuummmm Skerrit, shouldn’t all geotechnical studies be completed to determine the suitability of the desired lands before land purchasing is undertaken?

    P.S. – Aye DNO, once again, excellent chronological presentation of the utterances of Skerrit over the years re:international airport. Somebody should give the DNO writer who keeps an accurate track of “dem fellas” utterances over the years on matters such as the international airport, the Morocco Hotel & the ‘new’ hospital that seems stuck in a perpetual redesign mode a big hug.

    And, what about the investors Skerrit said that was coming to Dominica last week to check out the Ross campus site & meet with landlords – anybody saw or heard from them?

  47. Same old same old
    October 16, 2018

    Where is the media in Dominica? Did Maria destroy all of them? I mean they all seem to be bought by Skerrit to promote his propaganda, lies and deception as if the entire nation got kookoo. No one deals with real issues. No one questions Skerrit so we could no the truth. You turn to DBS and GiS and all you hear is lies. You turn to kaire and isore lies and propaganda. You read news on DNO is the same sad story where they promote all the lies of Skerrit and if we want to know what is happening in Dominica, we to read foreign news online. Q95 and Matt seems to be the only half resemblance of media left in Dominica but even they too are carried away with the propoganda of Skerrit’.

  48. Ibo France
    October 16, 2018

    You hear lies! This individual can only be described as a compulsive LIAR. He has lost all credibility because of his perpetual falsehoods. His words are incompatible with the truth. This gentleman is notorious for his hyperbole. He has been lying about this international airport from since 2013 and still lying about it up to this very day. What he told the Canadian audience is a blatant distortion of facts. Elections are in the air. You can fool some of the people some of the times but you can’t fool all the people all of the times, Mr. Untruthful.

  49. kalaloo
    October 16, 2018

    mesyequik, quaak!!!

  50. Roland Alan Mitchell
    October 16, 2018

    Mr Skerrit should canvass wider to get say, 5 to 6 quotations for building the new airport. To apparently allocate the job to just ASCG, gives the impression, that not much research was done on engaging the best contractor.
    This is the biggest public contract ever given in the history of Dominica. We need to ensure that we get the best value for money, and that there are no hidden commissions paid off shore to anyone from the Purchaser’s side, to win the contract.

    Mr Skerrit should ask other Caribbean governments how they went about it, so as to learn from their mistakes, and he should publicise what he is doing step by step, so as to have the confidence of the Dominican public.

    Whilst we are doing this, he can also reveal how much money has been collected form the Citizens By Investment program, and what he has done with it all. This should be published in the Chronicle.

    Anything else, smacks of Fraud on a massive scale. This could make losing Ross University look like…

    • Ibo France
      October 17, 2018

      Mr. Mitchell, apparently you have taken Mr. Skerrit seriously about the construction of this international airport. It’s a fairytale. He has not produced any documentary evidence or intricate details about his mythical international airport. This is just another shiny object to bamboozle those gullible electors who are easily duped every election cycle. He has done this exact subterfuge repeatedly around these exact times (elections). If it works this time around then you, the citizens, deserve him for the rest of your lives.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      October 17, 2018

      So, what difference will it make when he gets your different quotes?

      One way or the people like you are looking for the cheapest, but the reality is the cheapest does not mean the best. In any event you need to understand that Roosevelt does not have any intentions of building an International Airport in the country; it is all a game to him: the dangling carrot at election time; don’t you
      forget that!

      The reason is; he and all his labor party predecessors told you all “Dominica does not need an International Airport because Antigua and Barbados have one already.” If he ever build one he will prove the UWP was right; he was to spend five hundred million on Melville Airport.

      Ponder on that for a moment perhaps you might discover how stupid is Roosevelt who came and all before him!

      And by the way in the English language there is a slight difference in the term quote (s) and the term quotations! Check that out also.

  51. October 16, 2018

    Remember while growing up in Dominica and you hear people giving a story everybody around would say glum. Can the people of Dominica please tell skerritt dtop giving GLUM

  52. JAH KAL
    October 16, 2018

    Dominicans you here lie that is lie

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