Mexico commits US$5-million to construct Marigot Hospital

The Prime Minister and the Mexican ambassador on Friday

The Government of Mexico has informed the Government of Dominica that it is committing US$5 million (EC$13.5 million) for the construction of the Marigot Hospital.

Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Mexico’s Ambassador to Dominica, His Excellency Luis Manuel Moreno met at the Prime Minister’s Office in Roseau on Friday.

Also at the meeting was Dominica’s Foreign Affairs and CARICOM Affairs Minister Francine Baron and Planning, Economic Development and Investment Minister Dr. John Collin McIntyre.

During the meeting with Mexico, Prime Minister Skerrit shared these remarks:

“Pleasure to have you here in Dominica and thanks for your Government’s continued interest in the welfare of Dominica. Over the years I believe that we have developed a very good relationship between ourselves. Mexico has been very instrumental in a number of areas of cooperation, collaboration. And we can always rely on the friendship and the solidarity of Mexico.

We appreciate very much. Yourself personally has been exemplary in your efforts to strengthen the relationship between Mexico and Dominica and I dare say Mexico and the Caribbean. We have great regard for the leadership of Mexico and the Mexican people and the efforts which they are playing whether it is at the Pan-American Health Organization or whether it is at the Organization of American States, or whether it is the joint commission of Mexico and CARICOM. Mexico has been very instrumental.

After TS Erika you were one of the first to reach out to us; very first to reach out to us and expressing concern and also offering assistance. We really appreciate the efforts of the Mexican people and the Mexican Government. We know you are doing all of this notwithstanding your own domestic challenges; many challenges, but it speaks to the genuine desire of Mexico to embrace countries like Dominica and others.”

Dominica established diplomatic relations with Mexico in 1991.

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81 Comments

  1. Concerned
    December 14, 2017

    Thank You Mexico. :)

  2. Skerrit Must Go.... Now!
    March 27, 2017

    People are asking why is it so hard to trust PM Skerrit, and I ask them why is it so hard to keep promise.

    Time will tell, time will always tell!!!

  3. March 26, 2017

    this is good news for Dominica and for the people who are using the airport.

  4. TimTim
    March 26, 2017

    DNO the article does not quote an amount or Marigot hospital at all by any party. where does the headline come from? And I thought the amount for the hospital was in the 2016 – 2017 budget already.

  5. March 26, 2017

    The news is good but Skerrit have a problem speaking about Marigot because he knows he can fool everyone else but not Marigot people, so we will check and see if his news will come thru.

  6. Dan Roberts
    March 26, 2017

    so wait awhile…….stupid question(How can a bridge cost more than a hospital?) I just dont get it smdh…….

  7. Long Lost Dominica
    March 26, 2017

    March 2017 money available for Marigot hospital… lets see how long its going to take :mrgreen:

  8. MILITANT DOMINICAN
    March 26, 2017

    skeroooooooo, doh teeth de people hospital money yeahhhhhhhhhhh

  9. who will handle the money
    March 26, 2017

    there must be management of this money if not the hospital will not be build.

  10. Mahaut
    March 25, 2017

    Thanks daddy skirooo

  11. truththe
    March 25, 2017

    He said committed, when this money will be available in the next how many months or years ? He did not say if its a grant or loan. We like to jump up too soon.
    Marigot also need their share of our passport money. Whether its a promise or true. For no one has received those promised money in check yet. I am St. Thomas want to see before believe.

  12. On the beat
    March 25, 2017

    Hold on, someone seriously said that “Skerrit is doing the work he is paid to do by the residents of Dominica?” LOL how people can be so sour and spiteful. Well done PM, delivering to everyone in the nation, Red, Blue, indigo, orange. Working for all.

  13. Young moula
    March 25, 2017

    When The government donated $30,000 to the Chinese here for the carnival a lot of people complained. But that’s how you build relations, dominica is going to get a lot more in return from China. Mexico is a poor country but in return they’re probably going to get a vote in the U.N from us which is more valuable than the money they gave.

  14. freedom fighter
    March 25, 2017

    Did he say mexico??

  15. Redbull
    March 25, 2017

    I am not a fan of Skerrit but if you can get Mexico to give you money you have my vote.

  16. AP George
    March 24, 2017

    DNO… is it you all or is it the PM/Gov’t not giving more details about this new hospital. All you guys talk abou there is Mexico? How many beds would the hospital have? Is it a totally new structure or rehab of the existing termite-plagued one? How much is it gonna cost to operate? What kind of facilities will it have and the services offered there? How many will be on staff and work there?

    How much is the new hospital going to cost… is $5 million just for the Environmental impact studies, or for the entire thing? Give us more info on the hospital, you know?!

  17. Not a herd follower
    March 24, 2017

    Given this government’s track record, I will believe when I see the hospital completed.

  18. Riv
    March 24, 2017

    Show me a project plan my friend…Start date and tentative completion date.. I know you just mentioned this but action is the only thing that can speak to the Margot constituency at this time. You have completely the areas that did not vote for you and that is a shame. Lets see how you do on this one.

    • Riv
      March 24, 2017

      Correction: Completely neglected

  19. Megso
    March 24, 2017

    You mean they taking our wall money & build hospital?

  20. Jack jacket
    March 24, 2017

    Dominicans are to selfish and none progressive, can’t be pleased and don’t appreciate anything We politicalize everything once it’s not us doing it we don’t care.we must learn to appreciate others and not only ourself. Thanks to the Mexican we needs a new hospital for the northeast.

  21. washmoney
    March 24, 2017

    Mexico has many people sifting through garbage for food; Risking their lives crossing the boader into the US. But that’s what politicians do. They take money which should be spent on their citizens to support other countries; But their is always a catch. Soon, people wearing very large straw hats will be all over Dominica……AMIGO!

  22. TORKSPEC
    March 24, 2017

    SHOW ME THE SIGNED MEMORANDUM

  23. Ideal
    March 24, 2017

    Thank you Mexico and Mr PM, this is good news. I was worried that there was no good hospital close to the airport which all Dominicans use, get it started ASAP. This is not for Marigot only but for all the neighbouring villages and the island on a whole.

  24. March 24, 2017

    Muchas gracia mehico, yo te amo mucho , besa me mucho .

  25. Mimi Johnrose
    March 24, 2017

    Here is a link to all of Mexico’s ambassadors worldwide. I don’t see where Mexico has any relations to Dominica or a Mr.Moreno…. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Ambassadors_of_Mexico . Something isn’t right to this..

  26. Annoyed
    March 24, 2017

    We should focus on building an international airport or providing the hospital we already have with 1st class equipment we need to save those who doe out of illnesses they can be saved from!
    Have to take 3 stupid planes just to come home and money going into things we can do without for the time. ?

  27. CRIME STOPPERZ
    March 24, 2017

    if someone did not give it he would never build it

  28. Sandra Jones
    March 24, 2017

    God answers prayer

  29. March 24, 2017

    Leadership is everything, can’t argue that!

  30. LifeandDeath
    March 24, 2017

    Thanks to the people and Governement of Mexico for their commitment and support. At the same time however, better allu put that money/commitment in the sub-treasury at Marigot, because for how Skerrit like to go giving money to all other communities, Lennox need to keep good eyes on that money there…and who vex loss..’cause is long time Skerrit say he have money for the Airport too..

  31. puss
    March 24, 2017

    Is it a grant or a gift

    • March 24, 2017

      It is the same, you don’t have to pay it back if it is a gift or a grant.

    • Barbara Saunders
      March 24, 2017

      Puss

      I’m trying to understand if there is a difference between those two “g” words! Do you know?

      I’m enjoying this! It is so nice to be able to dialogue with almost every blogger! lots of space to comment because the story is about something positive!

      Thanks everybody!

    • KiD ON THE BLOCK
      March 25, 2017

      Puss, that’s none of your damn business

      • ephdora
        March 27, 2017

        lol

  32. March 24, 2017

    “Skerrit doe do nothing for the country…Government failed Dominica”
    Yet, every time a project is announced it’s criticized and the government is attacked and denounced.
    But the DLP administreation is working for all Dominicans, Marigot included.

    • NUWPl
      March 24, 2017

      U couldn’t have said it better. I would take dat five million and fix the damage cause on the night of the 7th of fabuary. And anther thing is Lennox not going to say thank u to labour nah. He going and do wat he does best which is to maypwisay and teach his fowls to be ungrateful. But as I said we for worry with them. Only talk they have. Tell dem also on the 30th we will be out to waiting for when the coming home. A taste of their own medicine they getting the same night.

    • New Yoker
      March 24, 2017

      My birth paper says born in Dominica so it is a given that I get like all born in Dominica. Government money is not for any political party. This is 2017 people have a right to back their political party.

    • My 2 Cents
      March 25, 2017

      Even if the parl rep not trying to do nothing for them Skerritt trying something for them.

  33. March 24, 2017

    I’m delighted to receive this news.

    • straight shooter
      March 26, 2017

      because you are sick

  34. Anon
    March 24, 2017

    But but, nowhere in the article was the ambassador quoted as saying such. Only Skerrit was talking.

    The government sent a video to the media, which I watched, and nowhere in the video did the ambassador spoke about the Marigot Hospital.

    Was that said in private?

    The writer of this article did a very poor job. I want a quote from the ambassador himself making the pronouncement.

    • The Darkness
      March 24, 2017

      …What he -> (Skerrit) said… in spanish.

      Happy now?

      pfft…

    • The man is a trickster
      March 24, 2017

      Anon, if you noticed, DNO did not write that article. It is a Press Release from the gov’t.

    • King ?
      March 24, 2017

      Your level of intelligence is too high for us in Dominica ?? break it down read and suppprt the development of Marigot. Donkey!

    • Barbara Saunders
      March 24, 2017

      Anon

      Excellent approach to analysing what you hear. Now let me encourage you to apply that same diligence to some of the other nonsensical innuendo; unvalidated allegations; character assassinations and the like with which we are bombarded everyday.

      Dominica would certainly be a better place if we all did that! congratulations!

    • John Simeon
      March 24, 2017

      Wait for it. In time it will come just like the new hospital and the stadium and the Roseau to Portsmouth Highway and the release of the students form a Cuban jail and!! and!! and !! The news is too good for you eh!

  35. Dan us de Man in de Van
    March 24, 2017

    And I hope u have the designs. So the funds are here plus the design lets begin ASAP.

  36. Tony
    March 24, 2017

    Hello and good afternoon my people. Well what is our Government doing for our people when you have appointed individuals saying that he’s pleased that a foreign company is managing the construction of a bridge because our people can’t do it. Every time you read about out country our Government is getting something free from another country so I must asked myself what are we building or producing for ourselves. I feel sorry for our citizens who’s educating themselves when we are just a beggar nation and we can’t provide for our people. The number one export of our country is educated people who refused to be part of this beggar nation.

  37. King Skerrit
    March 24, 2017

    Lol…more lies and fallacies. So when it never materializes, they will say the money tie up in Mexico, so doh blame the DLP. I want to hear the Ambassador actually come out and say that himself. ..Skerrit lies every time his lips move.

  38. DC
    March 24, 2017

    Wonderful! PM, we need to keep Town Hall meetings in Marigot and Salisbury, we must show our interest. Don’t be like the other side who keeps saying if you put a red broomstick in Grandbay, Portsmouth etc, the people will still vote Labour. That is an insult to the people to make such a statement, nothing is impossible. I believe in taking risks, let us start working these two constituencies, the people will respond positively! We need a candidate for RN, also, Jahisiah, please make yourself available more in RS. Viva PM Skerrit and the DLP!

  39. March 24, 2017

    Mexico building hospital now, skerrit with all of Dominica’s Passports selling like hot bread all over the Globe you are now telling us that Mexico is going to build hoshospital, we all are entitled to our opinion, my opinion is that, I just hope that this is not blood money, the cartel money, dince the kingpin in now facing the rest of his life in America’s prison, this skerrit is involved with too many crooks etc, who knows that money might be our own money, passport money etc, no more Venezuela now is Mexico, oh me oh my

  40. Bronx,NY
    March 24, 2017

    Long overdue, but Marigotians will still vote heavily against your evil Governance…

    Marigotians aren’t like the rest of the folks in Da were they get aroused easily….

    Marigotians are stern and forward thinking folks these subtle arrows you getting sending
    won’t deter the call for you to leave office….

    As under your watch Dominica is rated the Poorest and Slowest Economy in the Eastern Caribbean…..

    As a PM he should be ashamed if he of the state of affairs on island,dishing out monies like chicken feed to his own black people on island…this dude is wicked to the …core!

  41. truth
    March 24, 2017

    This prime minister is mad

  42. alah hak ba
    March 24, 2017

    FROM CHINA TO MEXICO … WOW . THANK YOU THOUGH

  43. ikNoWs
    March 24, 2017

    IT REACH ALREADY

  44. March 24, 2017

    Lennox, where you deh?

    • concern citizen
      March 24, 2017

      Skerrit is doing his work which he is paid to by the resident of Dominica, U are asking this stupid Question? Go and remove that black cloth over UR. head

      • March 24, 2017

        Blue vex den?

      • March 24, 2017

        It might be a stupid question depending on how you look at it. However if you look at it from the UWP position who claims that the government is doing nothing and that Skeritt has tarnished the reputation of Dominica and has become a threat to global security, the question is not stupid. Perhaps the Mexican Government did not get the memo from the UWP leader

      • NUWPl
        March 24, 2017

        So my question if skirrit is doing the work he is paid to do where the minority UWP is calling for his removal? Hahaha. If u hire someone and they doing their work giving value for money y fire them? I don’t get it. But again we put him dre and trust me no one can take them out of their but by the ballot. So tell Lennox and his handful of police and the pinch of PSU worker supporters like Cludin who vex she didn’t get the chief of LG to try. Sikiri said he is fired up. Hahahaha the fire doe light yet under ur tail. Lennox give u a gab Thompson so ah u. But u will go mad house dis time wen the fire light under ur tail. A SURPRISE IS WAITING FOR ALL U ON THE 30th in the night. We had enough of all u crap. U all do crime in Roseau and think u all going and sleep home happy? Let’s see how dat works.

      • Vet ti vet & Goat Milk
        March 24, 2017

        Guess Edison wasn’t paid when he was PM. Hence the reason he didn’t care about the Marigot Hospital. PM Skerrit was the only one paid that’s why he is getting the money to build the Marigot Hospital. You should be ashamed

    • %
      March 24, 2017

      This could only come from an accomplished illiterate.Do you even know that tax payers(not you,you sound unemployed)are paying Skerrit,and this is not a favour to the Marigot people?.

    • Ideal
      March 24, 2017

      Lennox is in the right place , its not his duty to build the Marigot hospital that is the government responsibility

    • My 2 Cents
      March 25, 2017

      Lennox to busy trying to blocka every thing

    • Tony
      March 26, 2017

      To: Willy

      Hello and good morning my people. Hi do you understand how Government works for you to asked Mr Linton where he is. He’s not the Prime Minister and he’s party is not controlling the Government rather he’s the leader of the opposition who’s there to keep an eye on what’s going on. Any bill or legislation put forward by the opposition is cast aside by the current administration without debate so asked the PM what’s going on and see if you will get an answer. Also can you show me where in the video that the ambassador said they will supply funds to build the hospital rather you will find that the PM is misrepresenting what’s actually in the video.

  45. Kali Brown
    March 24, 2017

    Thank you Mexico!

  46. Anotherone
    March 24, 2017

    With the completion rate of all of Skerrits projects, it will take at least 5 years to halfway complete this hospital…..

    • Joe
      March 24, 2017

      Anotherone, Skerrit is not a Contractor…….Give the man a BREAK!!!! Let us be grateful to the Mexican Government for giving such a needy and timely gift, I hope the Parl Rep takes the opportunity to thank them as well!!!!

      You people must stop this NEGATIVITY!!!! The construction of the Marigot hospital will bring much needed jobs in the Northeast so for that at least be thankful…. one thing i know GOD DON’T LIKE UNGRATEFUL AND UGLY PEOPLE!!!!!!!

    • John Simeon
      March 24, 2017

      “Rome was not built in a day. But Rome was built anyway”. Ever head that?

    • Barbara Saunders
      March 24, 2017

      Anotherone

      No, on the contrary, let us pray for the speedy construction of the hospital which seemed so important to everybody when there was no information of starting time and source of funding.

      Remember it was absolutely essential:
      – with an airport close by in case, God forbid, there was a catastrophic event!
      – the Marigot people were being sidelined and this should stop immediately, hence
      midnight vigils etc.
      – the Marigot hospital was serving such a large catchment area it was disgraceful to
      neglect people in that way,
      – etc.; etc; etc.

      In these circumstances can we avoid putting “goat mouth” on the project, since we were supposedly interested in the welfare of the Marigot people and all the other causes that I mentioned?

      On another note, Good strategy PM! No useless talking, arguing and answering back. Keep quiet and then surprise everyone pleasantly! All the best on this one sir!

    • Locs Girl
      March 25, 2017

      But you being generous man by giving only 5 years. Sure it won’t be longer?

  47. Toto
    March 24, 2017

    Well, I ‘ll be blowed! I don’t mind but didn’t P.M. tell us all the time the new hospital is a gift from China? But now of course I understand why Tim-Tim is our Ambassador to Mexico. It didn’t make sense to me before. What else is cooking P.M. that we don’t know about?

    • Joe
      March 24, 2017

      Toto if you had taken time to read am sure you would have seen the money is for the MARIGOT HOSPITAL….SMDFH what is wrong with you people??????? Have you all become so hateful of our PM that you loose all sense of basic understanding????? Stop boss, take a chill pill, get off the PM back and do some more reading!!!!!!

      If you had read more you would have seen where on numerous occasions the media have shown the progress being made by the Chinese funded project at the PMH!!! SMF!!!

    • March 24, 2017

      Isn’t the hospital a gift? What are you talking about? The Government continue to say it’s gift, what information do you have to say otherwise?

    • Jon Jones
      March 24, 2017

      Is this the same guy who was our special envoy to Iran and Qatar? What dealings were conducted on Dominica’s behalf in these countries? Who is he? Under what criteria was he appointed?

    • Barbara Saunders
      March 24, 2017

      Toto
      I believe Marigot Hospital and Princess Margaret are two different institutions. I believe the report above is about MARIGOT Hospital and even if Mr. Skerrit’s detractors accuse him of telling lies, I defy him to lie so blatantly in this case, so I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and accept that Mexico is in fact making the gift for the construction of the Marigot hospital.

      I like the idea that you are asking questions, that’s good, it shows some thought process. Just wish some of you could do the same with some of the crap that is spewed on certain radio stations everyday, to include what this ex-con Rijock keeps belching out. Some of them just do not add up but we repeat them anyway.

      I actually heard Rijock saying that the PM could not have travelled to the USA because he Rijock had not seen a picture of him going there and I said to myself so that is what DA is now reduced to? An ex-con must see the PM’s picture going to the US for his trip to be validated?

    • John Simeon
      March 24, 2017

      TOT you should read well. The new Marigot Hospital is to funded from grant funds from Mexico., The new Princes Margaret Hospital is being funded with grant funds form the Peoples Republic of China. You know the correct thing. But mischief have you stupid.

    • Tom Brown
      March 24, 2017

      whats happening is labour ka twavaiye. That all you vex about. by next election both hospital will near completion an Airport on its way. Is there workers die. Go help Lennox raise money to pay all court bills pending and those that doh call yet. Labour is forward we go and backward never.

    • John Henderson
      March 26, 2017

      What doesn’t make sense. is your saying, nothing the PM does will satisfy ignorant like you. China, is building the princess Margaret Hospital, if people like you. have nothing to good to say, say, just put a padlock on your mouth, I don’t support party politics, I support the development of Dominica, for all the people of Dominica,

      Have a pleasant Day

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