PM Skerrit announces ‘massive housing intervention’ for south east

Six months after Hurricane Maria the southeastern coast remains scarred

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced what he described as a ‘massive housing intervention’ for the southeastern section of the island.

Communities to benefit include the Kalinago Territory, Castle Bruce, Grand Fond, Morne Jaune, Riviere Cyrique, Delice and La Plaine.

According to Skerrit about 400 apartment units will be built “in the first instance.”

“These were the communities that were hardest hit and we have decided to bring sharp focus to the housing challenges of the people there,” he said on state-owned DBS Radio on Wednesday.

He stated that the government has been able to identify both public and private lands in the communities for the construction of the apartments and the firm that will be building them will be finalizing contracts ‘in the next week or so.’

“We will be having a meeting with the Kalinago Council, along with the Kalinago Chief tomorrow (Thursday, March 15) to seek to get their Okay and no objections to the available land in the Kalinago Territory, as you know because of the land situation there,” Skerrit said.

He remarked that finding land in Morne Jaune/Riviere Cyrique had been difficult but small lots were found in Riviere Cyrique where some apartments will be constructed. He said the search continues for more lots.

The Prime Minister stated that the ground floor of the apartment building will also double as hurricane shelters.

“We will have an entire ground floor with the appropriate kitchen and washroom and the other amenities,” he stated. “In the event that residents have to find safety, they could certainly use those hurricane shelters that would take into consideration all of the elements of building back better and building back with greater resilience.”

Skerrit also gave an update on 1,000 homes to be built by the Barbadian company, Preconco Limited saying the Ministry of Housing will be in a position as early as next week to inform the nation on which communities will benefit.

“For example, with Coulibistrie, we are looking to relocate a number of homes and I believe we have set quite a number of homes for the residents of Coulibstrie,” he stated. “We have identified two possible sites, one owned by the National Bank and one owned by a private individual and we are hoping to finalize one of these two sites in a matter of few days.”

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103 Comments

  1. prophet for a profit
    March 19, 2018

    Put more Petro Casa! That that good for us!

  2. Shameless
    March 18, 2018

    The Punjabe Dr. Skerro of Enbar sure knows how to play the game. Folks, the areas identified are the seats that the survey identifies as those DLP will loose in the planned General Election. Therefore, it is only prudent that he try to make an impact while importing votes in these areas. But I am leaving him in the hands of the Hon. Joshua Francis. Josh is know as the David who will eventually slay the mighty Goliath (Skerro).

    Assertive as Joshua Francis! :twisted:

  3. mine
    March 18, 2018

    Hurricane is around the corner and wont learn. God is watching and listening how ungrateful you all are.

    • Dominican to bone
      March 23, 2018

      O yes these animals are really ungrateful

  4. Tony
    March 17, 2018

    Hello and good afternoon my people. Well we don’t need apartment buildings in LaPlaine rather we would prefer that the Government extend duty free on building materials for another year. If you want to build in LaPlaine please build single family detached homes on a quarter acre lot. My aunt reside in Bath Estate and she have a detached three bedrooms,living room ,dining room,bathroom and kitchen home which would be suitable for LaPlaine. We have enough open land that can meet the requirements on the community.

    • Gary
      March 17, 2018

      Who is the “we” you are talking about. Do you have the mandate to speak on behalf of the people of Laplaine. Your comment is an opinion based on your choice that’s it, your choice may not be what the people of Laplaine want.

      • Tony
        March 19, 2018

        To Gary

        Hello and good afternoon my people. First that’s my village where I born and am speaking on the behalf of myself and my parents . Yes my comment is my opinion and it’s based on what I know about my village. Don’t you think it’s best that if the Government decide to build homes wouldn’t it be better to build single detached homes where the owner would be responsible for maintaining the home And they won’t have to worry about a next door family who have troublesome children. If you reside in a apartment building and if the main plumbing line is clogged or damage then who is going to fix that.

      • Dominican to bone
        March 23, 2018

        He has the money so he’s talking …..

    • Tony, tell Gary there is no fun living in Apartment houses; that can be one of the worst experience of human living.

      The walls are sometimes very thin, and people hear every word one speaks in their apartment. I would never live in an apartment after my first year after getting here. Sometimes people punch pinholes spying on people in their bedroom!

      But as everything else if it seems good elsewhere, it must be good for Dominica. Apartments means individual land ownership will be come a thing of the past, all designated to the building of apartments. In a city where land might be limited that might be appropriate, but in a village?

    • Dominican to bone
      March 23, 2018

      There’s people that don’t have money to build a house fool go buried ur head in the sand .

  5. Papa Dom
    March 17, 2018

    You people don’t get it, this is not about the people in those areas ,this is about winning election. Skerrirr knows quite well that there are not enough people in those communities to fill those so call apts. The strategy is to move people from other areas to fill those homes, Just mark my words.

    • Gary
      March 18, 2018

      Wow, do you live in any of the designated areas proposed for the housing project.Why would you write such foolishness without thinking. There is nothing in your words to “mark.” I can only tell you political partisan beliefs can do strange things to the mind.

      • Papa Dom
        March 20, 2018

        Do I have to live in the area to know what takes place in Dominica? I must be a Cuban living in Cuba so don’t know foolishness when I hear or see it.

  6. Ray
    March 16, 2018

    Great announcement minister of housing. Well done, mr housing minister. One less cabinet role needed since it seems housing is your ministry.
    God bless Dominica

  7. Chester
    March 16, 2018

    What’s the rational behind these actions. Why Southeast, why Blackmore and not another? Any communication disseminated on this action plan? Not hearing anything on the ground on the action rational behind these apartments.

  8. Me
    March 16, 2018

    I think the P.M. got that wrong. Instead of housing intervention he should have said housing invention because that is really what it is.

  9. A promise is a fool’s pleasure!

    Roosevelt knows how to play in the mind of his gullible supports, and the no ambition people who like to depend on him for getting his free handouts, which keeps them poverty stricken. It is almost election time, so he is making all sorts of lying promises.

    Before Maria, there was  Erika which caused a tremendous amount of damage. After Erika he promised to move mountains, and give everybody new houses. He had artists renditions, and drawings as usual on DNO making people believe the new communities were already built and occupied by the displaced persons.

    I remember receiving one such picture from someone in Canada who try to impress me that the homes are built; my question to the enthused of this new tactics, where are the houses Roosevelt supposedly built for the people of Petite Savanne? 

    Where are the white plastic building the Venezuelans dumped in Dominica after Erika; more promises from a liar that only foolish people will believe!

    • March 17, 2018

      Ma John Land in Wesley.

      • Poor fool Ma John land in Wesley belong to me; she gave it to me when I was 18 years old. It is mine for as long as I live, when I am dead I could care less about land, I cannot take it.

        Right now I allow who I wish to do whatsoever they wish to do with it. For your information, the millions of dollars of property I own in America, Ma John land is like a drop of rain in the ocean; it does not mean squat doodle to me; spread too let it be know that I took care of both my mother and grandmother financially while they lived, and buried them when they died.

        Nobody in Wesley had to beg, people to throw up money to bury them, I still have copies of my citified bank drafts I sent home to pay the place you all funeral home. Richard who owns it late mother was my aunt, he can tell you I paid to bury me parents, nothing to say to me!

  10. looking
    March 16, 2018

    All the ordinary man needs in order to help rebuild is duty free concessions on building materials from the local suppliers (The Nassiefs, Astaphans etc). Everything that can be done to ease the burden of rebuilding is most welcome. The people needs to be empowered to help themselves.

    • Gary
      March 18, 2018

      If you are an “ordinary man” and your house is damaged and don’t have the money or resources to rebuild do you think that duty-free concessions is what you need. I do agree with you that everything that can be done to ease the burden of rebuilding is most welcome. When you say that people do need to be empowered to help themselves, this is such cheap rhetoric.

  11. Faceup
    March 16, 2018

    I have an acre of land in Laronde for sale.

  12. Watching
    March 16, 2018

    What revenue will the government make from that. Pm you put all ur labour people in a apartment building in elmshall. I hear them boast that they have not paid a cent since they moved in. Why is that Mr pm, how do you expect the country to prosper when. U give these handouts and the country makes zero dollara in revenue.

    • Chester
      March 16, 2018

      What are you talking about??? What’s smoking?

    • RandyX
      March 16, 2018

      Well, there we go. That’s how things are in Dominica. If you vote red you get crumbs if you don’t vote red you get nothing.

  13. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    March 15, 2018

    When Roosevelt suggest intervening in the building of houses in the South Eastern section of the island, am I to understand he is going to simply get between the residence private efforts to rebuild, and simply build as many homes and give the houses to the people; or the plan is to build, and the recipients pay for that which they receive either over a long term period; or in the interim?

    And what about people in the North Eastern villages of Marigot, Woodford Hill, Calibishie and the other villages where there are people who suffered as much damage, and are struggling to get their feet back on the ground; are going to also be recipients of such aid, grant, gifts, the opportunity to pay for the houses that they too should benefit from? 

    • Chester
      March 16, 2018

      Now that’s a first, good questions. I suspect a sense of civility has now taken over you. Been smoking?

  14. Country Man
    March 15, 2018

    I with you 100%. Can you imagine someone coming from their garden and getting to an apartment building in Laplaine? I can’t. You can’t make the country side look like Manhattan.

    • Paul Rossnof
      March 17, 2018

      Don’t worry, Skerrit spending to much time in NY. He lost the touch for reality. But we love our PM

  15. Boman
    March 15, 2018

    Our beloved island was ravaged by Hurricane Maria and most of what I’ve read since is negative and does nothing to improve the lives of most Dominicans. We all love our island and it’s going to take all of us to contribute to it’s revitalization. Now is the time to bring forth big and bold ideas instead of the constant drumbeat of arguing amongst ourselves. I’m really hoping the Govt will take the lead in inviting all Dominicans willing to participate in a brainstorming symposium where the best ideas will form a blueprint for the great Dominican awakening. It’s time to start looking at the brilliance of many of our people as one of our treasured resource. Together we can all build a new Dominica!!

    • Gary
      March 18, 2018

      Great comment, but why is it that the Government should take the lead in inviting all Dominicans willing to participate in a brainstorming symposium where the best ideas will form a blueprint for the great Dominican awakening, just food for thought.

    • Me
      March 18, 2018

      Good luck Boman! From my experience, Skerrit does not want anyon’s ideas but his own to prevail. And it is getting worse.

  16. March 15, 2018

    Wait a minute who is the minister of communications
    And work and where is he skerro u will kill Your self
    U operating as a one man show give de other ministers
    A chance to do their work are they incompetent then
    Fire them u alone speaking that’s why some of your
    Ministers are upset with Your style of leadership

  17. Da
    March 15, 2018

    We the people of Dominica will not be fooled again by your gimmicks and con-artist mentality. Every time you come up with some hot-air promise to have the poor Dominicans hopes lifted high we see right throuh them.
    There are 3 bridges on the west coast ( how does Lady drive on them every day and don’t say anything to Skerro) they are yet to be fixed since hurricane Erika , roads impassable, hospital without doctors, nurses and little medication for the masses, sports and culture non-existent, education the lowest its ever been in Dominica, agriculture abandoned , tourism poor and the citizen hopeless. The list of Skerro and DLP failures are so long , DNO does not allow enough space to write them all, so I will write them in a subsequent posting.
    Skerro must Go!

    • Gary
      March 18, 2018

      When you say quote “hospital without doctors, nurses and little medication for the masses, sports and culture non-existent, education the lowest its ever been in Dominica, agriculture abandoned, tourism poor and the citizen hopeless.” is this really an honest assessment of Dominica. Why would you harbor such beliefs in your mind that DNO does not have enough space for you to write them. The con-artist mentality you are referring to does not necessarily reside outside of you it could be lurking within your self causing you to harbor such ludicrous beliefs regarding your country.

  18. Green fig
    March 15, 2018

    What a bunch of negative, ungrateful people you Dominicans are. People are left without housing and land to build is scarce, yet you all are complaining about living in apartment buildings. Ungrateful bunch of people.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      March 16, 2018

      You need to shut up!

      You are all over the place writing under different names, but there is a common denominator in your writing which identifies you!

      • Gary
        March 18, 2018

        Why are you so arrogant. What is wrong with someone expressing a different opinion than yours, are you offended by the truth.

    • Gary
      March 18, 2018

      It can also be described as a cult of ignorance all centered around political partisan beliefs, reason and rational thinking simply does not exist to these people.

  19. LifeandDeath
    March 15, 2018

    Still there are Dominicans who can’t see through that thick Curtain of trickery. Ask yourselves, why can’t more Dominicans afford to rebuild their homes?
    Apartments may be a temporary solution but in the future this will be a major complication for families owning and procreating in those apartments. Apartments are more suited for Urban areas where ppl live short term and work and build their dream homes on their own piece of land whereby raising their standard of living and personal wealth creation. It would seem that much less Dominicans have hope at all of owning their own house and land and Skerrit seem to be satisfied with that.
    Many Dominicans have a bit of difficulty looking beyond immediate circumstances and PM Skerrit himself is the anithesis of a Visionary.

    • Gary
      March 18, 2018

      The thick curtain of trickery you are referring to lies within you causing you to write such mumbo-jumbo. “Apartments are more suited for Urban areas where ppl live short-term and work and build their dream homes on their own piece of land whereby raising their standard of living and personal wealth creation” What are you trying to say. Do you know that more Dominicans have become homeowners under The DLP Government than any other Government in our history. Do you know how many Public service workers that became homeowners by getting low-interest rates through the National Bank with monies provided by the Government. If The PM is an antithesis of a visionary why is he getting the support of world-renowned leaders and institutions in the rebuilding process. so long for your nonsense.

  20. Ibo France
    March 15, 2018

    When you try to force your ideas down people’s throats without any serious consultations with the people who are going to be directly affected by your decisions and actions, you are going to meet with resistance. Nobody likes to be bullied. It is total arrogance for you to decide what’s best for me. Any relocation of an entire community wound profoundly affect the people’s lives. Keep town hall meetings to discuss the pros and cons of relocation., the types of structures to be built, green spaces, access to recreational facilities and the likes.
    A good leader should have vision, integrity, humility, courage and focus. He/ She should be articulate and fair-minded. Does Skerrit possess any of these qualities? The answer is a resounding NO!.

    • Gary
      March 18, 2018

      Do you live in any of the designated areas carded for the housing project. As I have told you before, you are a propagandist. Why would you suggest that The PM is trying to force his ideas down people’s throats, is this your understanding from reading the above story, here you go again misrepresenting facts. You are entitled to your opinion regarding The PM but that does not say you are correct, the facts speak for themselves.

  21. All Saint!
    March 15, 2018

    Even trying to determine how big the issue currently is causes headaches. We live in an era where the bounds of the gov’t have been stretched to the extent that one can’t tell where the gov’t ends and the private sector begins – whether it be in housing, education, tourism, infrastructure, building, construction or otherwise. The gov’t has created numerous types of entities that share public and private characteristics. Getting a handle on just how many of these types of entities exist is mind-bugling.
    A few originating from gov’t are the “quasi-official agencies,” and the “gov’t-sponsored entities,” among others. Additionally, there are other “instrumentalities of indeterminate character.” In most instances these entities are engaged in activities that would be better left to the private sector. Doing so would save taxpayer money, better enabling the gov’t to focus on what it is supposed to do, i.e., those activities that are specifically enumerated in the Constitution.

    • Gary
      March 18, 2018

      If you cannot understand something, your thinking does not make it so. You have shown gross ignorance as to how a Government functions.When you say quote the “gov’t has created numerous types of entities that share public and private characteristics” can you list your so-called NUMEROUS entities that share public and private characteristics.Look at the history of the private sector in Dominica, do you believe that they are equipped financially to take on some of the burdens the Government is elected to do. Do you know how silly you sound to suggest that the Government should follow the activities that are specifically enumerated in the Constitution, thereby saving the taxpayers.There is nothing in the constitution that outlines methods by which the Government can save taxpayers. Do you think a Government can be elected by running on a platform
      espousing those activities that are specifically enumerated in the Constitution.

  22. The Evangelist
    March 15, 2018

    Mr. Prime Minister here are some scriptures you need to study because it is clear to me that you have a motive problem:
    1 Corinthians 13:3-5 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
    If I give away all that I own
    and if I hand over my body so I might boast[a]
    but have not love, I gain nothing.

    4 Love is patient, love is kind,
    it does not envy, it does not brag,
    it is not puffed up,
    5 it does not behave inappropriately,
    it does not seek its own way,
    it is not provoked,

    Ps. 127:1 Unless the LORD builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted.

    Mr. Skerrit, that is one of the reasons everything you build gets damaged even the residents of Pititte savanne you just relocated, every building was destroyed

  23. Annette
    March 15, 2018

    They will be like the people in the Chinese apartments in Bath Estate and Elmshall, nobody knows how much they have to pay for the apartment, when repairs have to be done, they contact their PM

  24. Josh Shaw
    March 15, 2018

    this reminds me of the apt building in Charlotte’s valley that this guy said was passed through parliament and in the budget last June. Oh wait not a thing was ever done there. Damn list.

  25. Red ants bite
    March 15, 2018

    In the Communist countries dictators usually set buildings on fire so they could build for victims in other to get them dependent on them. They will vandalize places and say is an opposition planned coupe and even arrest members of the opposition for political advantage. They will use humans as war victims by putting them in strategic places they know will be bombed by the adversary, just to be seen as a hero and for political mileage. I hope that the Skerrit I once voted for is not introducing us to that behaviour ? That’s surely not a good sign. It’s very scary

  26. The one and Only
    March 15, 2018

    Those of you complain should stay with no lights and work hard for your blasted water. Ignorant A*******

  27. The one and Only
    March 15, 2018

    You all make me embarrassed to be a Dominican.
    Do something for the country you ppl say it’s vote bribe elections near
    Don’t do anything you will still complain.

    • Voice of Reason
      March 15, 2018

      It’s not a matter of complaining……it’s the poor management of scarce resources; it’s the lack of transparency; it’s the failed “I can do it all by myself” mentality/attitude; it’s the poor planning. When will the Honourable Prime Minister realize that had he involved the stakeholders of the country, to include the Opposition, the DAIC, Hoteliers and other businessmen, teachers, etc, there would have been far more progress. Let’s face it – the country is in disarray; he is the Prime Minister, the country’s leader. Therefore he must shoulder the responsibilities, successes and failures.

      • The one and Only
        March 16, 2018

        Of course he must take charge and do as much as he came…some of the DLP members are lazy.

    • Shameless
      March 15, 2018

      You should be embarrassed because apparently you can’t see that Skerrit and his DLP are at it again bribing the people because elections are coming. The proud Dominicans can see right through him but the AVEGG ones like you are walking straight into his trap. Elections in the air so the promise of manna falling from DLP heaven will become more frequent. Open you darn eyes..

      Assertive like Ma Maria! :twisted:

      • The one and Only
        March 16, 2018

        My eyes are wide open….if you want keep being ignorant..go ahead.

      • The one and Only
        March 16, 2018

        Oh before and the rest of the ignorant clan say it’s because of elections, skeritt has been working his … of from day 1…think before you make your garbage comments.

  28. Jacob tricked Esau
    March 15, 2018

    Skerrit behaving just like Jacob who tricked Esau at his point of need over in Genisi 26-The man looks for ways to capitalize on the needs of people, especially when they are in crisis, and jumps on them. No wonder the man killed bananas and everything that would cause people to be independent, so he could visit them though his red Clinic. That’s terrible for a leader that knows he cannot run on performance!

  29. Antiguan
    March 15, 2018

    Do nothing, they comain, do something they still complain. GOD BLESS HON.SKERRITT.

    • LifeandDeath
      March 15, 2018

      You may not be living the real reality of Dominican political shenanigans…Skerrit is not as serious about developing Dominica as he is about Winning Elections (and building personal wealth) by any means necessary..After so many promises of major infrastructural projects with a dismal record of fullfilment, Dominicans are within their right to be overly skeptical and even more so as the practice for gaining elections advantage has been false promises and hand-outs. Wake up and read between the lines!!

  30. Sams
    March 15, 2018

    Pm u are a joker fake news alas u can give people stone to hold get the port together we need lights stop the talking and do action I’m so sick of your bull

    • The one and Only
      March 15, 2018

      No you’re the joker, action is being taken..

  31. Antiguan
    March 15, 2018

    Boy hear those ungrateful sons of a *******hes.. You all should have Gaston Browne from Antigua who told the Barbudans that they have to rebuild their homes with no help from the Government of Antigua. What the hoot I’m reading here. If you all don’t want him, send him to Antigua for us. We deserve a better Prime minister. Les ban sakway salon Bleu Kong Zor yay. Look ungrateful people. I’m ashamed of you all.

    • Toto
      March 15, 2018

      You are welcome to have him, with our blessings.

      • Neville
        March 16, 2018

        …and all of his Ministers and Ambassadors as well. They have your state finances sucked dry in less than 5 years without you knowing it.

      • Red ants bite
        March 16, 2018

        U not no damn Antiguan and if you are, is Tony damn wife

    • zandoli
      March 15, 2018

      Actually, people with any sense of dignity want to have jobs so that they can build their own houses. People with dignity do not want handouts from anyone.

      I don’t usually take things from people because it is free. I much prefer to pay my way through.

      We do not want another Venezuela on our hands where people sit on their lazy duffs and wait for the government to give them things. One never gets ahead that way.

      • March 15, 2018

        @zandoli March 15, 2018

        First of all, I want to believe that those projects will give jobs to many local people. My sister’s husband works with home construction–he employs quite a few people from our village, and he works all year round, except when his Primary Employer takes a vacation. far more so for now. His family house was the only one which did not suffer the wrath of Hurricane Maria because it is completely built with concrete.

        But I completely agree with you, pertaining to the “handout” idea; this is one of the things which I do not understand about our Government. I am confused as to why or how the government can simply spend money to build houses to give to the people–without a monthly charge for rent, small as it may be.

        I am thinking that some or part of the money which goes out should be able to return, through revenue, I hope that my understanding is wrong about this handout projects

    • March 15, 2018

      @Antiguan just to let you know the monies are not coming from the PM pockets. It’s money’s coming from all over the world . Hard working people donated . It’s to help the people of Dominica ?? So stop talking like it’s PM money ? the people are receiving to build these homes ? you people really need to do some more reading ? By the way you really believe Antigua would want to go backward ?They’re better off than Dominica right now.

    • Shameless
      March 15, 2018

      Please souplay we will even pay you to take him immediately. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Matter of fact tell us how much you want for delivering us from Skerrit and we will borrow the money to pay you.

      Assertive like Ma Maria :twisted:

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      March 16, 2018

      All of a sudden you appear “Antiguan,” If you are an Antiguan you would be better off trying to get a system in Antigua in the 21st  century, where you do not use tractors pulling feces in buckets through St. Johns at 11:00 PM at night, and when they spill in the streets you people walk in it, and over it all day until the drys it up!

      Who the hell invite you to come on DNO talking nonsense about people ungrateful, and God bless Skerrit?
      You are nothing more than a hungry Dominica Roosevelt puppet pretending to be an Antiguan getting your butt kicked in Antigua, being insulted everyday by Antigua people.

      I suspect who you are, but this is perhaps the  time to use another fictitious name; but one thing I assure you all Dominicans are not idiots, if the were there would not be a strike in Dominica this day, one way or the other Skerrit goes, he is going down! 

      • playboy
        March 20, 2018

        Never has there been such an —h-le to pass the pages of DNO in its history as you.

  32. Roger Burnett
    March 15, 2018

    This brings us back to what appears to be a confusion between urban planning and rural planning.

    Apartments (and “town houses) are an urban solution and not a rural solution.

    • A. George
      March 15, 2018

      It’s a solution for those who do not own land.

    • March 15, 2018

      @Roger Burnett March 15, 2018

      Are you saying the villages mentioned are not all in the rural areas or do you simply want to feel smart? I don’t see where the term urban was mentioned in the news article–so maybe it wasn’t all that smart to mention the differences.

  33. Amarossa
    March 15, 2018

    PM Skerritt, before you do all that let me first ask you: what happen to the megawatt generator you promised to get for Dominica to get power ‘ in the shortest possible time’?

    And I really waiting to see how you going to get coulibistrie people to move….why don’t you use that same money and build a proper river wall???
    Elections must be coming soon. You see your padner in Grenada sweep and get all 15 seats, so your tongue hanging out of your mouth, you want the same thing so you making all kinds of crazy promises.

    But I letting you know here and now Dominica will NEVER be another Grenada!

    • Paul Rossnof
      March 17, 2018

      Lies, lies and more lies this man been telling Dominicans for 18 years. Guess what, the majority still believe him for whatever reason!? Skerrit and his regime have passed their sell-by-date. We need to dispose of them right now!!!

  34. St. Joe
    March 15, 2018

    Can someone please remind me where have I heard that talk before ? For some reason I don’t believe it!

    • Love U more
      March 15, 2018

      Ungreatful WENCH when was the last time you were in St. Joe. I live there and I know my PR is walking the streets listening and working on our behalf. The first DAY the workmen for the electric company arrived, Kelva Darroux was THERE.

  35. Mahaut
    March 15, 2018

    Skerrit can call elections at any time now , the opposition and people of Dominica are waiting vote his one-man party out of office.
    I am from Mahaut and I voted DLP last elections, but not this time around, I know that Skerro has given every minister $2 million to start running their campaigns . So they are going around handing every one who is above 60 years old $400 a month until June 2018. I know that things are hard in Dominica now and we really need the cash but I have taken an oath to resist that temptation of bribery and hold-out until election day, to vote them guys out of office.
    Join me Dominicans in my en-devour. It will worth the wait for a better Dominica. Country before self and party.

  36. Astaphans
    March 15, 2018

    Everyone in the diaspora is seeing how fake Skerro is, it seems like we need to go home to open the eyes of the cool-aid drinking Dominicans to get them off their behind and see Skerro for what he is . A Big Con-Man . We have heard that kind of talk before every election that Skerro has been involved in. How about the houses for the people who were swept away by the landslide in the south? So long that happened and nothing up till now.
    Skerro you have fooled the people for too long now and you will be voted out of office this time.
    Skerro much go!

    • Me One
      March 15, 2018

      Since Donald Trump gave you the fake word, you can’t get it out your mouth. I Love my PM. I love the brilliance of his vision. The man is humble and one of a kind.

      • RandyX
        March 16, 2018

        Do yourself a favour and see Dr. Benji

    • March 15, 2018

      @Astaphans March 15, 2018

      Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is not anywhere a god, but the Lord God of Heaven and Earth gives His people Hope, especially in the most difficult circumstances–the time that all of us are seeking deliverance from Him. We people in Dominica need to know the hope, from God, and to be faithful with patience until that hope from God is fulfilled

      We never know the movement and the length of time that God’s fulfillment of His hope to us will manifest, but He gives us tolerance, endurance, and self-control to hold on to our hope along with joy and peace of His Love to carry us along the hard journey.

      • March 15, 2018

        However, we are called to speak our hope as God has given it to us, that is what PM Skerrit does all the time, but you ungrateful people, who have no connection to the God of Spirit, in Love, Truth, and Holiness, you all continue to speak against the Prime Minister’s hope which he receives on you all’s behalf.

        No wonder those hope of his, cannot materialize, because it would be for you all sake; for where would God find the glory which He wants from all of you, even PM’s Skerrit’s supporters; when you all do not know what is that glory, which I speak of.

        So God cancels them until you all can come to your “spiritual sense to know that the project or work for the better-ness of our Country, was, is, and will be, fulfilled by the Will of God, through the hands of men But O God, how long! It will depend on the attitude or mentality in the people of Dominica

        And by the way, I live in the diaspora, but I don’t think like you!

  37. Music Producer
    March 15, 2018

    “massive housing intervention” key word, housing…allu getting apartments instead? :-D boi look jokes :mrgreen:

  38. RandyX
    March 15, 2018

    Talk and propaganda, nothing but! We’ve yet to see any action. Imagine, 6 month and nothing happened apart from plenty of talk.

  39. My little take
    March 15, 2018

    I have said before several times on this site that the ONLY person that benefit from Maria is Mr. Skerrit, as he continues to use Maria as his political platform to hide in office, like he did with Erika. Maria destroyed all of Dominica and I am happy for everyone that gets help no matter where they are located. But when one looks at the constituencies to benefit and the timing of those 400 apartments on the Eve of announcing an election, I can’t help but cry foul on Skerrit for using the desperate needs of the people for political advantage. These four constituencies, Carib territory, La plain, Castle Bruce, and Morne Jeaune are all very shaky and apart from the territory, all others without imported voters, would be won by the UW P operation. He carefully and systematically delayed the recovery after Maria and motivated by the election results of Grenada, Skerrit seems to have gotten everything in place to stat building and call election

    • March 15, 2018

      DLP will win in the Carib territory . It doesn’t take much to get their votes. The Carib has always been taken advantage of ?

  40. Dowad
    March 15, 2018

    Another election gimmick.
    How about the folks from Petite Savanne,have they been taken care of?

    • Anonymous
      March 15, 2018

      Good question. I would have thought the P.M.’s first priority would have been to replace the destroyed housing at Bellevue for these poor displaced people but no, not a word about that. I guess their M.P.’s seat is considered safe?

  41. Jacob tricked Esau
    March 15, 2018

    I don’t pay much attention to what PM says these days because I feel he missing his migrated wife and our foreign based first lady Melissa.

    Concerning the houses to be built I believe the PM should shuffle his cabinet and move Hon. Francine Barron from foreign ministry and make her the Minister for home affairs so she could be directly responsible for the new houses to be built.

    • Really
      March 16, 2018

      Jacob and you. Why are you disrespecting a person who has done you no harm? Is that the way you think of YOU Mama. There are presently more Dominicans living overseas than the present populace of Dominica.. She’s a native born Dominican. Respect U Mama.

  42. AA
    March 15, 2018

    A joke that man. Where is the 1000 houses you gave to the bajans to build there sending all of our money overseas. If our locals had been contracted we would have built at least 200 of these houses in the time. but all you fellas have to get all you cut from the money so all you send it to them bajans. Doh worry the foreign tax practices act applies to them too and they will caTch in the net

  43. Toto
    March 15, 2018

    Ghettos mister is planning stuffed with people that have to vote for him because they have nothing else. Who will own these homes or will the occupants be tenants that have to pay rent to government? Who will maintain them like painting on time, fixing windows, doors and plumbing? Where is their sewage going? Will there be streets and streetlight and who is going to pay for water and electric? Did you consult anybody who is supposed to live there. And where are they suppose to work to earn an income? All of a sudden you come with this and nobody knows anything about it. I feel sorry for people because I certainly would not want to live in a place like that. Would you and your Ministers? I don’t think so. You will say I’m negative because I don’t want you to help poor people but this is not helping them but put them in purgatory or worse.

    • The one and Only
      March 15, 2018

      I guess he should just sit down down and do nothing and let Dominica rot?

  44. March 15, 2018

    maurne jaune and riviere cyrique, Grand fond are villages built on ridges and denifitly not safe for residents to build. from laplaine Boetica Delices are the safiest communities in the south east without a doubt and no explanation needed.

  45. intoxi
    March 15, 2018

    Those are the constituencies Joshua Francis Identified could be possible grabs for the UWP he mention on talk on the block with matt yesterday l :-D :-D just So interesting those are the same areas identified by the prime minister to start building Apartment building. Seem like a counter response to Francis hahaha. Lets see if he makes good on his promises before next Election

    • March 15, 2018

      @intoxi March 15, 201

      “Those are the constituencies Joshua Francis Identified could be possible grabs for the UWP” Possible if the have the strength to grab them, don’t you think so? When Joshua Francis, when he has resigned from the UWP?

  46. SPorts On island
    March 15, 2018

    According to Skerrit about 400 apartment units will be built “in the first instance. I hope when the PM made that comment he meant houses. You cannot take people out of private homes and put them in an apartment it won’t work. Dominica and the USA or London culture is different. People want to plant a garden as much as i hate to see it but hang clothes on a line. When you in an apartment building you are very restricted. Mr PM I know you mean good and want to help your people but please don’t change our way of life. People in the country not use to being in apartments. It sounds great but it’s a recipe for disaster.

    • March 15, 2018

      @SPorts On island March 15, 2018

      You don’t understand that 400 houses would need a lot, lot more constructing space, than one building with 400 units. When we are able to provide for ourselves we can choose what will make us more comfortable, but when we have none, we have to learn to accept what is given to us–bottom line!

      • Papa Dom
        March 17, 2018

        And why are we unable to provide for ourselves? Perfect example of mind controll! Can’t you not understand that if there was an enabling atmosphere for investment and there was work in the country people would be in a position to choose for themselves what they want but the government either by design or ineptitude has made it so the people have no choice but to wait on them. Shame on you for being such a fool. I know others will say that we can disagree without being disrespectful but I am sorry, you have spoken like a certified fool and I am compelled to call you out as such.

  47. jy
    March 15, 2018

    Elections may be near

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