PM Skerrit blames Maria for further progress on international airport

The Douglas Charles Airport at Melville Hall

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit has blamed the passage of Hurricane Maria for the lack of progress in the construction of an international airport in Dominica.

Speaking in parliament last week in response to Opposition requests for the island’s position on the Citizenship by Investment Program, he said US$5-million have been set aside per month for the construction of such a facility. He said so far the Government has been able to set aside over EC$149 million.

“We said in the Parliament here of our intentions to build an international airport and the only reason why we are not more advanced now is because of the hurricane,” Skerrit stated. “This is the first government that has seriously pursued the international airport and EC$149,429,500 are in the account at the National bank. There is a standing order US$5 million each month.”

In April 2017, Skerrit revealed that it will cost about US$220 million to construct an international airport here.

He said that although the focus has shifted due to Maria, the money set aside for the airport has not been touch, “yet.”

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

At a town hall meeting in March, 2017, Skerrit vowed that an international airport will become a reality in Dominica.

“I shall focus my energies to ensure it, that we can get the funding to build this international airport for our people,” he remarked.

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  1. Yahoudim
    May 10, 2018

    All negative comments are expected on DNO due to the fact that it’s an Opposition operative. Lemme go listen to GIS and Marpin. You all want to Govern the island but don’t have the mean to but opposing everything. All that is Lenox stupid Linton tactics and the people who follow him are brainwashed by their twisted waste of time stories the concoct and spread.

    • Neville
      May 11, 2018

      Brainwashed, corrupt little man.

  2. Rassheed
    May 10, 2018

    When you know that you are “untouchable” **** flows from your mouth and folks can’t do a **** but bark and post useless comments. A fool leader of fools.

  3. Music Producer
    May 9, 2018

    lack of progress on international airport??? Has one been started? 8-O 8-O 8-O boi dats a lot of SALT to suck on, allu get ready oui, hope allu have plenty water to wash dung de salt with!

  4. Laplaine Observer
    May 9, 2018

    You have been in office for 14 years. Maria occurred 7months ago. Blame Maria when it rains also.

  5. Yahoudim
    May 9, 2018

    When Skerritt build it, you all will still have a problem with it. No one can please Dominicans but themselves, that’s why other Caribbean nationals fed up with all you wicked ways. Ready to crucify a man for the mistakes of Patrick John, Eugenia Charles and Edison James. They were there and they never pursued the task as how this Government is doing.

    • Neville
      May 9, 2018

      Brainwashed fool!!

      • Yahoudim
        May 10, 2018

        I guess you’ve been looking in the mirror when you said that. The devil in blue riding your ….

      • Neville
        May 13, 2018

        Yahoudim, better the devil in blue than the one in red. At least the blue one does not steal from its own country. Shame on all you red ants to allow your idols to ruin your country and suck it dry.

    • Dominica Lost
      May 9, 2018

      you mean you still waiting :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  6. Just saying
    May 9, 2018

    Skerrit is very slow!!

  7. Dominican
    May 9, 2018

    Logic woul dictate that if you are setting money aside for the construction of an airport you must have an estimated budget and at least an outline plan, which in itself would denote a location. So far I have neither seen the plan nor an indication of the airports location. I hope the P.M.’ s pronouncement in the house is not merely wishful thinking.

    • Neville
      May 9, 2018

      There was never a budget, there was never ever any money set aside. Why don’t you all wake up from your 15 year slumber. Skerrit is a notorious liar ….

        May 9, 2018

        DNO/ADMIN: Allow me to quote.. “Skerrit is a notorious liar and a …….” This was written by Neville on May 9th..
        Is that acceptable for moderation?…Day by day your biasness unfolds…

        ADMIN: Thank you for your comment. The original post was not acceptable for moderation and the error has been corrected. We appreciate and encourage constructive criticism from all sides as it helps to keep decision makers honest.

  8. Tete Morne.
    May 9, 2018

    My people , let us stop this Skerro guy in his steps, how long will we allow this guy to take us for fools?

    Skerritt must go!

    • Yahoudim
      May 9, 2018

      LMAO you are big Joke. Stop Skerritt to put the BOO WAY GORILLA and his Monkeys? NEVER.

      • May 9, 2018

        Do u live in Da.Can you tell me what improvement has been made since Maria with all the money skerrit receive what has been done.Any bridge built, road fixed, etc U and ur family must be the ones who benefits or u are just a blind bat or a soutiwa.

      • viewsexpressed
        May 9, 2018

        It takes one to know the other….well what a LOL,,,LOL……Which one are you…..? The Gorilla or the monkey…….? Same related family, you pick one and linked it to Skerrit also…all you in denial.

  9. SAD
    May 9, 2018

    We don’t just need an international airport. We should vouch for a hurricane resilient international airport.

  10. 2 sense
    May 9, 2018

    so after wasting 200 plus million on melville hall after a few years this facility has become obsolete therefore you now commit to an international airport.. such thorough planning….. the american firm was paid 3 plus million for preliminary investigation on an international airport this was paid from the supplementary estimates monies spent for unforeseen events during a normal budget cycle…. how does planning for an airport fall in the category of an unforeseen event… such thorough planning

  11. Yahoudim
    May 9, 2018

    Remember Edison James was given millions from overseas Dominicans to start the International Airport, ask him for the monies. UWP wicked set of thieves.

    • May 9, 2018

      Did u hear that he paid the land owners where the airport was supposed to be built. Did u finish school or ur comprehension of things just dont stick. U sot

      • Dominica Lost
        May 9, 2018

        Don’t forget but when DLP came into power they just put aside all the steps UWP had already taken because it wasnt there plans and up to now they haven’t given us ish!!!

  12. Yahoudim
    May 9, 2018

    Ministers to blame for no International Airport;
    Patrick John
    Eugenia Charles
    Edison James
    Roosevelt Skerritt is still in power trying to make it happen for the failures of his predecessors and the nonsense thinking of the older ones. We have no one to blame but the ones before who had their heads in the BUSH.

    • May 9, 2018

      I think ur head is in the BUSH

    • May 9, 2018

      ur head is in the BUSH.take the dirt from ur eye ,come out from the BUSH and then u can tell others about their head in the BUSH SACK SOT

    • Do not blame Edison James or Patrick John, to certain extent: Edison James, and the UWP had an International Airport in it first phase of building. The only evidence left is the site ( the land in the back woods of Wesley) extending to parts of Woodford Hill.

      Again I reiterate, the Wesley Secondary School built By the government of Trinidad & Tobago was part of the project. Blame Athie Martin who was the chief obstructionists, the late Roosevelt (Rosie) Douglas, Roosevelt Skerrit, the late Pierre Charles, Ian Douglas, who said “we can build an International Airport for a fraction of what Edison James is spending to build it.”

      But, after twenty years, all we have is the swamp construed at Melville Hall by the regime of Sir Knight that Mountain Chicken Carpaud (crapo) Mentality Dr. Punjab Ali Baba Indian doctor of nothing Roosevelt Skerrit eh!


      Lay the blame where it belongs, the labor party for many years “we doh want it, …

  13. shrewd
    May 9, 2018

    What about [ Dominica do not need an international airport ]? that would be a better lie.

  14. Zoe Sot
    May 8, 2018

    Dominicans that more sot ….. that’s why Skerrit can lie like dry bread to them and they still say “I love my PeeeM”.

    Question: 2013 PeeeM say he signed MOU with China for an airport and a hospital…. 2018 NOTHING? Where the MOU gone????

    Answer: First TS Erika in 2015, run way with it…then Hurricane Maria in 2018 daèshewaè it!–China-sign–multi-million-agreement-for-hotel–hospital

  15. coyote
    May 8, 2018

    But where are the bite dog i looking forward your comment.

  16. No Fly Zone
    May 8, 2018

    All you think it easy? Backward Dominica going under Skerrit. Soon it wouldn’t have any airport at all. Back to primitive days. Another failed business venture. Plus, how something can progress and it was never started? Tell Skerrit I was born at night, but it wasn’t last night nuh.

  17. Enough is enough
    May 8, 2018

    Hey hey, I was not that good at school for math….but 220 millions Us is almost 600 millions Ec …correct me if I am wrong. So far you put aside 120 millions Ec with a standing order of 5 millions Ec per month or 13 miilion ec……so it means you did that for only 10 month….so we need 5 more years to get the money to build something that going to be useless, costing us a fortune to maintain while we get the money for it 5 years ago. ………..I m lost

    • Calibishie Warrior
      May 9, 2018

      At least someone is doing some rudimentary arithmetic around this issue …. something that the proponents of an international airport always fail to do (Former SMA pupil below … I am looking at you!!) It is the worst major infrastructure investment we can make at this time … and besides using the Governments own figures (which are optimistic in the extreme) we’re not going to save enough in the near future anyhow. … PM … just let it go .. and fashion the foundations of our tourism industry on wiser rock rather than the sand of an international airport.

  18. Franky
    May 8, 2018

    Boi hahhahhaha Mr can lie… sacray Marti. ..sacray gars. .. you stop blame Erica now u behind maria… hahha no boi Mr them sick boi. .. skerite boi that has to be your last term in office … u …charles saverin… that old speaker.. and the rest will be thrown out booted out..dumped from our parliarment… unscrupulous…. dishonorable… unethical … greedy …wicked .. fellas

  19. Labourite no more... abandoned ship
    May 8, 2018

    Air Dominica flying on remote control:

  20. B VIDAL
    May 8, 2018

    hi my people the amount of int airport G
    /ent bild alredy if they dont build that one is not a problen

  21. May 8, 2018

    Skerrit dem doh even hiding to lie, they doing it boldface :-D :-D :-D

  22. Papa Dom
    May 8, 2018

    It is a shame that this guy continues with his foolishness, where is Rupert Sorhaindo when you need him? This guy knows damn well that the proposed site for his so called plan is unsuitable, he knows that no American firm has done any credible study of his plans but he continues to perpetuate the lie, a lie which Mr. Sorhaindo seems not to be concerned about. I guess he does not consider that important because his goddess Eugenia did the same thing. He continues to play his nasty political games and if the people don’t get rid of him they will end up with a big white elephant

  23. Yes I
    May 8, 2018

    Hurricane Maria that just hit September 2017 he says. That PM cannot be serious. what an insult to the critical thinking people that still exists in this country. OK PM, you can say as you please your supporters believe every word you say so carry on.

  24. we are watching you
    May 8, 2018

    The runway needs to be extended east out into the Atlantic to make it at least 10,000 feet to accommodate jets.

      May 9, 2018

      Why?? Just calculate & clear enough land

  25. Ah Chen!
    May 8, 2018

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha oh gad! Boy according to those people Meria can take blows wii. Election will be called very soon. What a sweet joke.

  26. viewsexpressed
    May 8, 2018

    That man is one big liar…….Maria cant talk for herself so he spewing a whole lot of rubbish as usual. Blame everyone. Hurricane Skerrit, Hurricane Bobol Labour Party, Hurricane Corrupt Labour Government, Hurricane corruption, silenced incompetent scared government ministers……Hurricane Boob boom Flies, all devasted and killed Domininca through their corrupt practices. Where is corrupt Red Clinic, who voleur it to buy friends and people who are poor and in need. One must never take advantage of abused people in need and in poverty.

  27. Roy Williams
    May 8, 2018

    Untruth, eighteen years of DLP government and fourteen years as Prime Minister. If hurricane Maria could come back, I am sure their would be more devastation, because of all the lies Skeritt and his government are accusing it of.

  28. My little take
    May 8, 2018

    I believe Skerrit must be hoping to have a hurricane Maria every year so he could get enough money to buy hungry and greedy politicians like Judas. He is just hypocrite to blame Maria for building airport because with or without Maria no international airport would be built because he understands that the way to stay in power in Dominica is to create poverty so people could people could bow at his knees for a plate of food like Esau, so no way would he build airport which would give a mighty boose to our economy as people would become more independent, which unfortunately be very bad news to Skerrit. The truth is Maria helped Skerrit tremendously as pre Maria we we’re heading a very slippery slope since Skerrit had already succeeded in killing agriculture which was the main stay of our economy since it created employment for over 75% of us. He killed it for his passport sale business, so that he, a few top friends and foreigners could make their millions

  29. Après Bondie, C'est La Ter
    May 8, 2018

    How about we build a state of the art hospital…wait a while…how about we build A HOSPITAL, period, full stop. People are dropping like flies because healthcare is nonexistant. And we are gonna take the little we have to build an international airport, for people to fly in and see what?? death and destruction?? Who will man the tower when everybody sick and dying??! Stuuuuuppppessss!!!

  30. I do not understand how Roosevelt could tell such a lie!

    What block progress on International Airport is that guy talking about! We know how Roosevelt like to break grounds, to build toilet, if  an International Airport was being built in Dominica the world would know about it!

    Douglas-Charles or Melville Airport is not an International Airport, there are no existing International Airport in Dominica, even if the runway is lengthened, no commercial passenger aircraft will fly to Dominica night or day; if that was going to happen, not even the Chines would have told Roosevelt the only way Dominica will begin to make some progress is when he build an International Airport in the Country!

    All Roosevelt is doing here is into his little cheap psychology again; since it is about election time it gives him the opportunity to talk airport.  If he is building International Airport, how come he is not building it one the land already designated and paid for!

    This is another lie,…

  31. May 8, 2018

    Why buildan pensive airport ata nowhere destination?

    • Daniel, don’t be a fool, if you want to be a fool, try and avoid stupid foolish questions. An International Airport means development of the nation infrastructure; how and country talk about tourism when when lack the facilities to transport visitors into and out of the country?

      An International Airport in Dominica will mean the  beginning of progress in the country,moving our island from being the most backward place on the planet, to a place of prosperity.

      I do not know how old you, but it seems tome as if you are existing into an era of darkness, are from out of the tenth century. 

      We are in the twenty-first  century, remove your shackles of fear, and mental slavery, and economic slavery!

      • Man bites dogs
        May 9, 2018

        @ Francisco, an international airport means development for nation infrastructure, you said that is true even i know that, My question to you old man is how comes Edison James bid not know that instead of borrowing for the airport to be built then all of a sudden that money gone missing in workers calamity party pockets, pension, social security, and lots more gone missing and Labour party had a huge Bill to pay back the lenders, answer that question Mr hypocrite.

      • Man bite Dog, there is a time for jokes, and lies;  there is a time for truth! Edison James got loans and grants from Taiwan, China: The International Airport the UWP was building cost a little over three hundred million dollars then!

        The government of Trinidad & Tobago loaned UWP government 80% of the total cost. If the total cost estimated was three ($350,000,000.00) hundred-fifty dollars: hence $350,000,000.00 X 80/100 = $280,000,000.00. The only condition the government of Trinidad impose other than repaying the loan was that the project must be built by people from Trinidad.

        The contractors, and engineers were in Dominica working on the first phase of building the Airport when the coalition government who siege power in a silent coup, took over and chase the contractors out of Dominica. And believe it or not Pierre Charles, and Athie Martin, and even that Mountain Chicken Dr. Punjab said they must go!

        As for the money it is in the half of a billion Roosevelt wasted on…

      • Cont: 

        As for the money it is in the half of a billion dollars Roosevelt wasted on the swamp at Melville Hall!  When Edison left the money was there!

        Rather than building a new International Airport, Roosevelt followed Gonzales advise not to build it! He took his advise and installed landing lights, and dug up the river bed to build parking lot. You are all over DNO writing sot, but there is a time for reality too.

        Know the truth and the truth shall set you free okay!

        You do not know what the hell you are talking about, in the end the Government of Trinidad & Tobago, had to take Dominica government to court to recover their money, Pierre Charles was the prime minister then, he died in office the same as Rosie Douglas.

        People like you are simply talking fart to make belief, when I write things on DNO anything I write can be authentically verified you see!

  32. Pioneer
    May 8, 2018

    The worst part is not the lies that he tells you know, it’s the people that believe his lies, and even more worse are the people that believe his lies knowing that they are lies. Dominica is in trouble…

  33. May 8, 2018

    Chupes, how come he didn’t blame Lenox and the UWP??
    A simple thing like a hotel, Skerrit cannot build, is something so complex as an airport he can build???
    Give me a break with allu magee :-D :-D :-D

  34. Not A Herd Follower
    May 8, 2018

    As I have said before, having fooled the Dominican people for the past 18 years, the members of the government are now fooling themselves.

  35. Not A Herd Follower
    May 8, 2018

    As Blessings has said something is wrong with Skerrit.

  36. Leviathan
    May 8, 2018

    Why is money being “set aside” when China has already committed to building the airport? Has everyone forgotten the MOU signed in 2013 that promised an airport, a hotel and the hospital?

  37. jihan
    May 8, 2018

    Haha maria is all the blame,skerrit dominica will not get any airport under your administration,149 million is just for clearing of the land,wake up dude.

  38. Eddie
    May 8, 2018

    Hahhaha my God … the man blaming maria for lack of progress on international airport…Hahhaha that is so ridiculous. . Since the man take up office the man talking bout an airport now he blaming maria… that is the most ridiculous excuse i have heared… no boi no boi call the blasted election let’s get rid of mr them

  39. Concerned
    May 8, 2018

    An international airport implies many will wish to come to Dominica. Just exactly who is going to come to the land of terrible roads, poor services, few beaches or hotels? Sure, we’ll get some people interested in our eco sites but that’s about it. Most of them tend to keep their pockets rather tight too.

    We’re talking about an investment of over $3,000 US for every citizen on the island yet we still don’t have power in a number of areas, a terrible example of Dominica’s ability to build and manage something like an international airport.

    Also, the airport would need a 10,000′ runway.

    • May 8, 2018

      The runway at Melville Hall is long enough to accommodate at least one class of passenger aircraft that can safely reach South Florida. That no one has established nonstop service from there strongly supports what you’re saying.

      It would make more sense to focus on developing flights to nearby hubs that are scheduled such that one can reach Dominica in one day rather than having to overnight in Barbados, San Juan, etc.

      • Steve, the fact is we do not have an International Airport in Dominica, it is not registered as an International Airport to accommodate commercial (passenger)  jet aircraft, therefor the FAA or any other such authority will never allow International Passenger flights from anyplace in America, Florida or out of space to fly people to Dominica.

        Roosevelt can lie as much as he wish to get voted, you can help him with wishful thinking, but it will never happen, even if you make the runway twice as long Okay!

      • May 9, 2018

        Any place in America? What country do you think San Juan is in? A 737 easily has the range to make it to Dominica from Miami. And Santos Dumont airport in Rio has a shorter runway than Melville Hall does and 737s land there. That none come here isn’t because of the American FAA, it’s because no airline thinks they can make a profit off the trip.

        Besides, I am hardly helping Skerrit when he says there should be a new airport and I say we just need connecting flights with codesharing and sensible schedules.

      • Steve, I am not concern about the range of a 737, or 747, or any other commercial  passenger jet. Gush man I am from Dominica: I know where Puerto Rico is located, we had a cargo ship the M.V. Felskove; worked we worked  Denmark, and Germany before we took it to Antigua where we were based, we operated a shipping business there, the first time we took cargo to Dominica, it was to deliver four hundred bags of flour to Nasif, I believe to that same guy who owns Fort Young.

        The only place in the Caribbean we did not transport cargo to was Jamaica: so trust me; I have flown all over the world, I have a sound idea about the range of Air Crafts. Range is not the issue; the issue is simply that we do not officially have a International Airport built in the country.

        It does not matter that certain small types of Jet air crafts lands at Melville Hall, it simply cannot accommodate International commercial Flights.

        May 9, 2018

        Exactly . we don NOT need one.

        May 9, 2018

        Delta Connect and United Express can iperate DOM with there small jets like EMB145 & CRJ200

  40. Ibo France
    May 8, 2018

    The PM’s words and his actions are incongruous. A person’s integrity should be measured by deeds not words. Mr. Skerrit has zero integrity and has long lost the confidence of all fair minded Dominicans. Maria is used as a scapegoat for everything that is wrong in the country. Long before Maria the economy was seriously ill, agriculture crippled, manufacturing in a coma, housing woefully inadequate, and an international airport and geothermal energy just unfulfilled promises. If one were to ascribe the Pinocchio effect to Mr. Skerrit for his compulsive lying, his nose would be miles long. Words cannot accurately convey the gross incompetence of the present administration. The government has been blatantly delinquent, failing miserably to deliver on its promises. In a court of law, Skerrit and his eighteen foot soldiers would be found guilty of gross mismanagement of the country’s resources and summarily cast aside.

  41. Panda ?
    May 8, 2018

    Doesn’t Skerrit blame Maria for everything?

  42. jy
    May 8, 2018

    How do we expect to fill a large plane, when LIAT flights are currently coming into DA half empty?

    • Former SMA pupil
      May 8, 2018

      By that logic what you imply is that we shouldnt bother try, just lay back to perish and die. Progress doesnt come by sitting still but failure certainly will. Do you prefer to see Dominica regress more while other islands develop further? That will only guarantee Dominicans being the underclass of the Caribbean region as they will be dependent on everyone else for an income. It is a necessary initial burden (if you wish to view it as that) to enable the development of any industry on tbis island. In light of the recent disaster, imagine how much easier it would be to bring aid and supplies to restore facilites, welfare and infrastructure to the island? Not having one is a disservice to the welfare of the people and the development of Dominica.

      • Former SMA pupil
        May 8, 2018

        Even if there are only cargo planes coming in with few passengers at the early stages, the benefits to ordinary Dominicans will be better than now.

  43. Neville
    May 8, 2018

    Yes Skerrit, blame your governments incompetence on Maria. What a welcome excuse for you.

  44. Calibishie Warrior
    May 8, 2018

    Please Mr PM … Please I beg you … Do not build what is likely to turn out to be a white elephant … and a financially wasteful one at that. I know it political self harm to espouse this reality … but that is what it is … reality. Waitkubuli would see a much quicker return on investment with a fleet of 4 or 5 roll-on roll-off ferries. When we have money to burn we can revisit this … but that time is a looooong way off.

    • Cee
      May 8, 2018

      Maybe the Dominicans by investment citizens will come to see their country of nationality

  45. LifeandDeath
    May 8, 2018

    Skerrit continues to lie and make excuses, notice the trend!!..why can’t we be Original? Dominica needs a few Helipads and Helicopters to offer day tours over the island…Heli-Lift high rollers from hubs such as Barbados and Antigua, even Something DIFFERENT!!…Time to start thinking outside the Box…Dominica has not been competing well so far, we need to compete differently.. Think!!
    Less maintenance, and the thrill of coming to a place like non of the other islands will SELL…Same Helicopters can Double as Medic-Evac for many of the other Islands..ppl Let’s begin to Think!!!..We have the best tasting banana, guava, soursop, etc.. Cleanest Rivers…What the H!! is going on in this Country!!?..a bunch of ppl stuck in the rut of doing things the same way expecting different results for decades.. Einstein says this is Madness..International Airport is not a Priority for Dominica, we don’t need it…there are cheaper and more advanced ways to have Tourists visit.

    • we are watching you
      May 8, 2018

      There needs to be a helicopter service to take plane passengers to Roseau.

        May 9, 2018

        LOL that is really funny

  46. Sowestay
    May 8, 2018
    • Après Bondie, C'est La Ter
      May 8, 2018

      Eh Beh Look it!!! Look sot! My people….open your eyes.

  47. ArayofLight
    May 8, 2018

    Bondais am i reading right?

  48. Jah Kal
    May 8, 2018

    Its unbelieveable skerrit again with another big lie what about the land UWP paid for we have heard more the time is coming when u and your goons will go .U guys have to pay for what u all did to Dominica.

  49. Cow bite man
    May 8, 2018

    You want to hear lie.. look lie. Heared Daryl titre crying on the radio. Who beat you Daryl??

    May 8, 2018

    An international airport? What airlines will come in . An airline will only come in if tickets are bought. We need to keep one of the now airports open in case of an emergency where something happens to the “int’l” airport. Like canefield.

  51. Hurricane Skerrit
    May 8, 2018

    That Skerrit keeps making excuses and blames everything for his bigtime failure as prime minister of Dominica. I wonder if he ever blamed Ralph Gonsalves, PM of St. Vincent for us not having an airport? This man is a total failure and as long as he remains in power Dominica will continue to go down the drain full time, with or without hurricane. By the way guys have you seen the names given to the 2018 hurricane season? Believe you me one is named “Tony” after Asterphan and another is named Isaac, after Joseph I guess? Boy if Maria destroyed us and I hope Tony and Isaac spear us this year and in case we are lucky, Melissa is already named in the 2019 names of storms: By the way many of Skerrit’s associates are also on the list boy so I don’t know who he will blame

  52. nng1332
    May 8, 2018

    $5million a MONTH from passport sales…how many citizens is that? OMG?!
    Anyway good luck DA!

    • LifeandDeath
      May 8, 2018

      That’s roughly around 50 per month at avg. EC$100,000…so in a year roughly 600 new citizens…but this is minimum because that 5mil will come out of a larger target figure. So if let’s say the gov’t targets twice that 10M, and they get around $7M each month, then you looking at an additional 240 persons each year, bringing the figure to 840 new Citizens each year. 8,400 ppl in 10 years, not a whole lot per se, but the passport seeling scheme won’t be so lucrative for very long and the gov’t must look for real ways to develop the economy, make this Citizenship by Investment be really “investment” geared. Dominica needs investment in Agriculture, Aquaculture, Pountry and Boutique Hotels, offering high-end luxury nature experiences..Enhance our Sites to extract more moneys from the cruise visitors, put in adventure water slides for example..make Dominica a Unique experience that’s worth it…CBI should not be to buy votes and give only certain ppl charge of Dominica Capital.

  53. May 8, 2018

    I dont believe Skerit during election 2009 he said 300 million dollars already aside to build an international airport and a mou company from China already agreed to build the airport,All these donations this government recieved from foreign countrie for the devastation from harricane Maria is more than Dominicans tax payers pay in a year.Please stop the false promises we need to see actions not talks ,This government has no idea how to invest money

      May 8, 2018

      Exactly just mordenize our now airports
      Canefield TDCF & Douglas Charles TDPD Airports.

  54. Nacinimod
    May 8, 2018

    Ha, Ha, Ha…..Dominica does NOT need an international airport. Melville Hall Airport is just fine; all that is needed is modernization by moving the terminatinal to the opposite side of the runway. If one was mad enough to spend US$400 + billion on a so-called international airport it would instantly become a white elephant. There just is not enough traffic now or in the future to justify wide-body jets landing in Dominica.

      May 8, 2018

      Exactly we do not need one. Just mordernize Canefield & Douglas Charles.

    • Patriotic dominican
      May 8, 2018 need to stop talj ignorance.dominica does need an international airport.skerrit is just a lied.ok.

    • Nacinimod
      May 8, 2018

      Ooops! I meant build a new terminal building at Melville Hall Airport across the existing runway instead of a constructing a new $400 million US dollars airport in Calibishie.

  55. required
    May 8, 2018

    TOTAL BULL….I have heard better excuses that that one for sure..How many years in Office??
    :lol: :lol: BIG NEWS..!! Tear off the front page..Maria yea rite! :lol:

  56. Kyla bontiff
    May 8, 2018

    Tell Skerrit shot up

    • DeEyesHaveIt
      May 8, 2018

      Learn to spell first before you tell people to shut up

      • Dominican Passports
        May 8, 2018

        Shot up and sock it :twisted: :twisted:

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