Plight of Dublanc fishermen to be addressed soon says PM Skerrit

Skerrit at the meeting in Dublanc

Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Roosevelt Skerrit, has stated that, in response to areas of concerns put forth by fishermen from the community of Dublanc, the government will begin to address these issues as soon as August of this year.

In speaking at a meeting held with the fishermen in Dublanc on Tuesday July 18th 2017, Skerrit took note of needs such as fishing boats, boat motors, acquisition of the Fair Trade building, a jetty, and sea defense wall saying that these areas will be focused on without any distractions.

“I do not want us to shift the goal post. There are some things that can happen almost immediately, there are some things that will require a little bit more planning,” he said.

The government plans on building a “major sea defense wall” in Dublanc, according to Skerrit, and is looking to have the construction process begin sometime this year. This wall is needed because residents of Dublanc would rather stay in the village than leave because of sea surge, he said.

“We have a challenge in Dublanc with the sea surge. I have come to accept that there are many of us here in Dublanc who do not want to leave Dublanc to go on any mountain top, to live away from the sea,” he said.

The funds will be made available for these ventures “immediately after” the 2017/2018 budget is passed, and so, Skerrit encouraged the fishermen to be prepared for the upcoming projects.

According to him, estimates have been made for a jetty to be constructed at the same time the sea defense wall is being built so as to have a “complete job.”

He added that the success of these initiatives will all depend on the cooperation of the fishing teams at Dublanc, and the importance of working together should be valued.

“We will all have different ideas, we will all have different ways on how to do things, but we must not lose sight of the common objective, which is to create a better way of life for all of us,” he said.

Skerrit stated that the people of Dublanc “will see the manifestation of our commitments here in Dublanc.”

In addition to all of this, Skerrit noted that steps will be taken to address the housing situation in the community and the possibility of building apartments will be considered.

“We just do not have enough land space to build individual homes, so we are looking at the concept of apartments and we will come back to you before the end of the year to share with you some of the designs we have already and to get your understanding of it,” Skerrit stated.

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22 Comments

  1. Anthony P. Ismael: Free Pampers Minister
    July 20, 2017

    Let me guess, a free ice machine and free boats and fishing equipment. :-P :-P :-P

    • Shat Mamaw
      July 21, 2017

      That is much better than inciting violence damaging people business place, blockin road and spreading lies about our country.

  2. Michel Moseirewa
    July 20, 2017

    Vikings of YORE once sailed the Fjords like those in Neo-DLP sail/fly to Dubai,Russia Cuba, China, Malaysia, etc.
    Today our lawyers & Public servants have transformed into SHARKS like on Shark tank( what’s in it for me) they always seem to want 20% under the table before any action goes forward.
    One was caught stating ” I will have trouble getting the loot through my account so send it to the Lawyer client account of Nkomo.”

    • Mouche miel
      July 20, 2017

      Today’s Vikings,pirates neo labourites/freedomites of the pirate arm are looking for loots any where in the world where crooks habit. There no law no constitution can stop them. Get the loots and run it through the Lawyer’s client account and like hot dog,hot dog,hot dog all problem solve.

  3. Sm passee
    July 20, 2017

    Only God and pm skerrit can help Dominica at this stage. Instead of breaking down the country leaders must help build instead.

    • Bal finir violent en sac
      July 20, 2017

      That phase gone long time. Not the Bishop the pope nor Christ if he were to return. But he eh passing back see he rose from the dead and blasted off where ever he went never to return. Now if you were God/Christ/or the holy Spirit.-
      Sm passee- You’d want to live amongst they criminals here on island?
      We are at the point of no return. The Gov’t is a fraudulent group the opposition is more of a pappy show all due respect to pappy meant for you ust had to use the expression. God is dead marx is dead so are mamo ,Rosie & Pierro and am not feeling well myself and Dr. Fountaine is leaving soon. Pestina NAN passed.
      How much more do we need to see it done?

      • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
        July 22, 2017

        God is dead? Who are you? An agnostic and/or atheist? Have you fallen away from the Christian faith?
        God is alive and well, taking note of all you do and say for your judgment. It is recorded in the Book of Life or Book of Damnation. Like it or not there is nothing you can do about that.
        Let your conscience be your guide. Do all the good you can without fail. Be positive. Cease your negativity. If you do, this will be your happiness and peacefulness on earth and your eternal salvation.

  4. SELLY
    July 19, 2017

    Lies, you hear lies, mister is de best at lying. skerit must go now!

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      July 22, 2017

      How can you make such a comment and judgment? Are you in his mind and brains?

  5. July 19, 2017

    The Pt Michel sea wall is still incomplete, it was suppose to go all the way to the end of the village of pte Michel toward the village of Soufriere , It stopped at Bolo” s bar and up till now the people of pt Michel Soufriere scots head and gallon are still waiting SIR , most of your votes came from that district, please don’t take them for granted, . please finish the WALL by suze where the fishermen have there fishing boats ,that will help them tremendously there by killing two birds with one stone .

  6. Zam
    July 19, 2017

    The marks of a bad government are as follows %
    -Economy is sustained by selling passports
    -loads of townhall meetings as new style of being present
    -saying exactly what poor people would want to hear
    -promise, Promise, promise, promise
    -no job creation yet loads of kids leaving school
    -spike in the crime rate in all aspects
    -citizens are under pressure from criminals who are in search of fast money….
    -poverty and joblessness is on the rise……
    Grade your government, if you please

  7. freedom fighter
    July 19, 2017

    Wow, PM to the rescue.

  8. July 19, 2017

    To do what?? make more promises :-D :-D

  9. Donald_Trump_IQ_156
    July 19, 2017

    Did u think of us when u was in Malaysia sipping white wine with your picture on our flag?

  10. pues toutes D'cen aveg
    July 19, 2017

    Skrit! As groovy bat calls him lol LMAO loud too. After 17 yrs U see it fit to solve fisher men problems?
    Skrit when are you going to make a fool of ur self be less? You just keep making bloopers your middle name.
    Which sensible /logical thinking leader of any REAL COUNTRY(2 use ur words) would want to use passport sales the way Uet Al do to keep ur country afloat? Only a mad man would hence U Skrit is a mad,mad,mad,mad,mad man & by extension ur cabinet and 75% of the nation. A calypsonian in the 90’s said politics is one comes. I sayDA is more than a big comes under this Neo-DLP/ex freedomites.UWPites please!!! do not take solace U are nowhere what is required. that should further magnify the extent of our current omess.The question is can it be fixed? I would not bet a shilling on that happening. The minds of the population is blank brain washed with dependency.-All this red clinic junk.

  11. Skerrit I Voting
    July 19, 2017

    Laborites let the start the campaign train going. Every comment you post end with Skerrit I Voting. We must send out a clear message to those guys stop the non-sense in this country.

    End your post with “Skerrit I voting”.

  12. Skerrit I Voting
    July 19, 2017

    Laborites join me and everything you post on DNO end with Skerrit I voting. Campaign start man….we cannot have people destroying our country with negatives. Join the campaign train….end your post with Skerrit I voting.

  13. Skerrit I Voting
    July 19, 2017

    Good job sir.

  14. Lady J
    July 19, 2017

    Thumbs up!!!!

  15. Business Minded
    July 19, 2017

    Not related but:

    I understand a team of students left Dominica to compete in the robotics tournament being held in DC. The same one the Afgan students entered where Trump made a special request to allow them in the US. It seems like no media outlet in Dominica saw it fit to address this, and give the students the credit they deserve. But this is not something political so it does not surprise me.

    And adding insult to the media blackout injury, the Dominica Postal Service lost the robots and the poor children had to be scrambling around to find Bob Sledge robots like the Reggae Boys. Remember the story? This is pure incompetence on the part of the Dominica Post Office. Buts what’s new!!

    I would like to apologize to the students and your teachers on behalf of my colleague who met you in DC. I will try to link you guys up with his nonprofit cooperation.

  16. let us go
    July 19, 2017

    do that fast big boss before the money PIPE close on up things not looking to good in the news give us our own fast my boy and tell us after them BIG boys come for you who will take care of your little kids you leaving in Dominica tell me please

  17. NKRUMAH KWAME
    July 19, 2017

    PM, did the people of Dublanc AGREE on your idea of apartments? So how come you are planning to return
    before the end of year to “share the designs WE have already”?
    HOTEP!

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