PM Skerrit vows international airport “will become a reality”

The Prime Minister said he will focus his energy on the airport. File photo

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has vowed that an international airport for Dominica “will become a reality” and a US firm has identified the location where it will be built.

He was speaking at a town hall meeting recently.

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

He said the site of the facility has been identified by a “highly reputable” firm from the US but he did not reveal the location.

Despite the undisclosed information on the site, Skerrit said that the firm will be making a presentation on the 21st of April 2017 on their findings and recommendations.

According to Skerrit, the firm, whose name has also not been disclosed, has been conducting studies in Dominica “for the last several months.”

“They have done the wind testing; they have done a number of stuff. They have told us that they have been able to find a proper landing pad –a route- for the airport in Dominica, and they are satisfied that we can place the airport in that particular location in Dominica,” he said.

On Thursday, March 9th, Skerrit spoke to a group of students from the North East Comprehensive School saying that the airport will be built in the north-east part of the island.

He did not disclose the name of the American firm at that visit to the school either.

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.

In addition to this, upon return from a three-man delegation to China in 2014 to discuss aspects of the airport, Skerrit reported to the media that “good progress” was being made on the project, and a detailed document would have made public. That document has never been published.

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148 Comments

  1. young ravariere
    July 21, 2017

    we need duty free ,so we as business owner all over the world can come home to do business just like st marten and other countries ,thats where we start .we can open businesses like we do every where eles ,i m a small business in the us ,i have 30 employer plus sub contractor ,we pay a lot of taxes to the us gorverment so i know we can do the same at home .we need to take down all or almost all these old building that in Roseau and build more attractive buildings to replace the old ones.we should build a very big mall their maybe a few floors tall.we need a few 20 to 30 floors apartment buildings and a few condo building on the waterfront with shops to the 1st floor .we need the to make the waterfront more attractive for visit and other

  2. Stoical69
    March 22, 2017

    You just cannot please Dominicans. Dont do they complain, try they still complain. Lord have mercy.

  3. Tony
    March 21, 2017

    Hello and good evening my people. Well I have to say that our Prime Minister and President Donald Trump are twins but not identical twins.
    If we build an International Airport and visitors come then what are they going to do. I just spent a month in Dominica during carnival which include a week after carnival and I was bored because there isn’t much to do , much less for people who aren’t from Dominica. Please fix the roads in Roseau and develope a product for visitors then you can consider an International Airport.

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      March 21, 2017

      Do you not have relatives and friends of whatever age you could visit and just have a chat with them, including going for a river/sea bath?
      Whenever I go to D/ca I am never bored. I know enough people that I could visit. It depends on the reason why you visit. My aim is not necessarily to have a good time. Furthermore, by the time you get up, have breakfast, etc., the day is almost gone.
      I can understand the evenings are dark and there is not much to do; not as bright as in the US and Canada of all in Spring, Summer and Fall. Some in these countries view a lot of TV. Is this spending time fruitfully? So what is your problem?
      Two weekends ago, the time was turned forward, losing an hour. We are enjoying the brighter evenings which are getting brighter.
      It depends on your demeanor. Tourists should know what to expect in D/ca prior to purchasing their ticket and deciding on visiting D/ca. Anyway, they need a good rest from the hustle and bustle. :lol:

    • Frighteningly
      March 21, 2017

      Are you serious ?

  4. Driver
    March 21, 2017

    All that airport talk and commentary is because of the democratic nature of our politics. Neither Labour nor UWP has the guts to tell the populace that a good International Airport for Dominica is a full cannabis dream. They figure that telling the people the truth would cost them votes which they can scarce afford to loose. Come on, it isn’t going to happen. The P.M. does not have enough years left in office to see it completed and the Opposition won’t have enough time to negotiate the finances. And the P.M. isn’t going to start an airport for UWP to get the credit

  5. Anthony Ismael
    March 21, 2017

    “They have done the wind testing; they have done a number of stuff. ” That’s when you know he lying. All kind of stuff for a project of that magnitude.

  6. Anthony Ismael
    March 21, 2017

    Whatever happened to the environmental impact assessment survey by the Chinese firm that was interested in the “Build Own Operate and Transfer” method or BOOT. We never saw the results of the survey nor the final assessment. You see Mr. PM, we are following you quite closely and you just add one lie on top of another lie on top of another one and the list goes on and on, till the break of dawn. :-P :-P :-P :-P

  7. Shameless
    March 21, 2017

    1. Money for national ID cards allocated
    2. Talk of International Airport to be built againnnnnn
    3. 70 Unit Apartment in mid-temps (middle) Roseau
    4. 7% RAISE FOR PUBLIC SERVANTS AND POLICE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
    5. Public Relations Fir – Mercury repping Skerro and Labar
    6. Dasheen Houses being built in Laplaine
    7. Free bus for DSC students from C/Bruce
    8. New daily bridge design for Macoucherie
    9. All dirt roads in Lapwent well paved and people smiling

    Hmmmmmmm….now that is election fever. Brace folks ELECTIONS are right around the corner.
    Assertive like the rod of Moses! :twisted:

  8. washmoney
    March 21, 2017

    There are some people strolling the streets of Roseau with that same unstable mentality – What dey call dem? Paros? Well, some paros dress in shirt an tie, tan!!

  9. analy thomas
    March 21, 2017

    I support any development which does not corrupt the people by whichever government is present. Every man’s word must be his bond! however, i have noticed that we fight over who rules. Trump was hardly supported by anyone, yet he became president. My people, God is the one who giveth and taketh.
    We all become educated which is good, build a home and a business, raise a family in some cases, and improve our way of life. i am totally for it!
    however, once our goals are accomplished, what is next? To cause trouble, gossip, watch tv all night, go drink and have “fun” come home, talk about your past, travel, enjoy the things of here…… and before we know it we are of age. Our life has passed by and the most important reason for our existence was not accomplished.
    Sadly, we have made everything else our god and negated Jesus Christ who is life itself! We live for the things that we see but the promises ahead that we can enjoy we dump it away. Remember Jesus people he is still…

  10. Pinnez
    March 21, 2017

    Since I was in primary school I’ve been hearing that the government going to build an international airport. I moved on to secondary school and the scandal of the international air continued circulating. I graduated from high school and chosed to be a vagabond on the street and yet this rumor continued. I will die and these honor rebels will never construct and international airport. STOP DECEIVING THE PEOPLE!!!!

    • Anthony Ismael
      March 21, 2017

      I feel the same way.

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      March 21, 2017

      Be confident this time. It appears the time is right for an international airport. Can you not visualize it?

  11. FBI Agent
    March 21, 2017

    Trump vows to meet with Skerrit ASAP

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      March 21, 2017

      This would be interesting. After Obama and his policies/principles, I support Trump. He only commenced. Give him an opportunity to see what he could do and accomplish.

  12. snowell
    March 21, 2017

    Wey, wey, wey eh ben look roro. What a bunch of losers you Dominicans are. Day to day all you guys spew is hatred. As far as I am concerned you guys are worst than the LP because if you thought and behaved better you would take a different stance and try to better DA but alas it is worst than choololor.

  13. Lol
    March 21, 2017

    Boss skerrit stop ur foolishness. You must learn to start to speak the truth to dominicans. This country will only make real progress when you demit office. Period. Dictatorship is not democracy, you have dominicans living in a fool paradise thinking everything is well but in reality we at rock bottom.

  14. Who put the spirit
    March 21, 2017

    Election prank (a practical joke or mischievous act ) once again. :oops: :(

  15. Tj
    March 21, 2017

    Build the dam thing. I remember, Castle Bruce, pod Casse, crampon point, site UWP puchase land. Do we need more studies?
    Build the dam thing.

    • Anthony Ismael
      March 21, 2017

      Yes, the need more studies. It’s a big exam that they taking. :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

  16. Looking in
    March 21, 2017

    And my brothers and sisters, the lies continues. That is all I can do without loosing any sleep. I am now believing all my lies; is there anyone with me? Ha ha ha ha.

  17. Just saying
    March 21, 2017

    Skerrit’s time is up and he will do anything and say anything to get people back on his side again.
    How many times have we been down this road of talk about an international airport. The amount of times he has spoken about this we could have built a mile long runway by now.
    Sick and tired of this parrot talking talking talking with his sick yellow eyes.
    Jog on Skerrit!!

  18. March 21, 2017

    According to Nike: “Just do it!” Since I was born i keep hearing about that international air port, and it has YET to become a reality. I am almost 150 years old, still, no darn airport. Stop talking and get moving on building the airport so people can visit their family without fear. That half a lane highway in Dominica is not an airport. One has to say 100 Hail Mary’s and 100 Our Father’s prayers in order to LAND safely.

    Stop chatting and making empty promise and JUST DO IT!

    • amindom
      March 21, 2017

      ahhh! I love TeteMorne.

  19. THE NANNY
    March 20, 2017

    Took you too long skerro. That shudda been number 1 priority instead of that disaster we presently have. Listen to the right people. Listen to your heart. I will still have confidence in you if you just listen to your people and your heart. Not the so called leaches!

    • Me
      March 21, 2017

      How can you listen to your heart if you haven’t got one?

  20. ye yep
    March 20, 2017

    I wonder what is it that’s in those Laborites’ heads boy. Is it sponge? Foam?

  21. Ibo France
    March 20, 2017

    Building an international airport is indisputably a good idea in this age of modernity. Dominica should not lag behind her neighbors. However, the people’s emotions and aspirations must not be used as a political football. If the location for the airport has been confirmed and the firm has already been contracted, why withhold this information from the citizens? This is good news, be conspicuously transparent. There is nothing to hide unless it’s a lie. Seems to me that the PM has told so many lies that he is now believing his own lies. Those who believe in ghosts always see them.

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      March 21, 2017

      Did you not read that soon it will be divulged by the authorities? Patience!

  22. Defected Soldier
    March 20, 2017

    Skerrit you stretching the freaking joke now man. You on your way out you talking about international airport. Sorry, you will not even be around for the end of this term. The court matter in New York will soon be heard and that is how soon your fate will be known. Your damnass!

  23. Neville
    March 20, 2017

    Yes what about you giving us our country back? That will become a reality in due time.

  24. March 20, 2017

    Well I give up , Skerro gonna be like Mugabe , for those of you who don’t know him he has been in power since Jesus walk the earth .

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      March 21, 2017

      Cease your exaggeration, sarcasm and blasphemy!
      There is a punishment for blasphemy, using the Most Holy Name of Our Lord, God in vain.

  25. Concerned
    March 20, 2017

    $300,000,000 divided by the 70,000 people here is around $4,300 for every single person on the island. What do you think China is going to get out of this since obviously it can never be paid back?

    Oh, what’s an international airport going to do if nobody comes? Death defying bus drivers, erratic power and water, tourists raped at Batibou, Chinese made Dominica trinkets in Roseau, boat drivers harassing to death everybody that walks by Indian River, guests cell phones and belongings fair game for theft and on and on.

    We need a concerted effort by all from everyplace on the island to make an international airport work.

    Skerrit must truly think we are the most stupid people in the world.

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      March 21, 2017

      Construction has not yet commenced for the int’l. airport and you state, if nobody comes.
      You are putting the cart before the horse. Give this project a break. Wish it well for Dominica.

  26. Silver Sliver
    March 20, 2017

    Finally, international airport, cargo boat, Roseau rebuilding project, ………………….oh,oh,Rihana!

  27. Riv
    March 20, 2017

    The international airport should be built in the Portsmouth area. If it is not built there, Possie people should never vote for Ian again.

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      March 21, 2017

      If some of us have our way we would love to have it closer to Roseau. :lol: Know that we cannot have our way. The most suitable area must be chosen for effective and safe flying, take-off and landing.

  28. Chief Jacco
    March 20, 2017

    UWPites are the only people in Dominica that don’t know is Edison James that stop the building of an international airport by the Dame when he wrote the American embassy the infamous stop the airport letter. Then they fool their followers with internation airport to create market for Eddoe Crusher when they take Trini loan. They spend the first $50 million from the loan to pay civil servant at the end of the 45 days months they created, the rest was dough for the boys.
    Empty vessels make the most noise, and UWP we all know that your philosophy is to make noise whenever peace and prosperity reigns. So make noise nah, the airport will still come.
    By the way, UWP can you explain the infamous 13 checks from dem white colonizers?

    • Look It
      March 22, 2017

      when was the UWP party in power again… how long ago was that AND YOU WANT TO QUESTION THEM….WHY NOT QUESTION SKERRIT ON CURRENT ISSUES?

  29. jobe
    March 20, 2017

    anything to regain your seat mr.skerrit. so when are you gonna give the middle class the oppertunity to start building small hotels , build and furnish duty free so dominica will gave enough rooms to go with an international airport

  30. Let The Truth Be Told - Original
    March 20, 2017

    This is good news. What is to happen will happen in due time. Patience! Sensible people know nothing happens before its time. They keep a positive outlook. In time you will know all the facts about this new airport. They allow everything to take its course. Whatever will be, will be. It is not your responsibility to pay for this int’l. airport. You will also not be constructing it. Why worry unduly?

  31. On the Beat
    March 20, 2017

    I personally can’t wait for the airport to be constructed. Rather than continue to exist in insularity, I would personally recommend Dominican businessmen and women explore the opportunities which will be made available to them when the airport comes around, rather than spending that saying “Skerrit this, skerrit that, government this government that” It does the country no favours

  32. March 20, 2017

    I’ll take a big grain of salt with that :-D :-D :-D :-D

  33. the hard truth
    March 20, 2017

    It amazes me how a lot of Dominicans have so much to say on the matter yet none of them actually know what’s going on. To quick to rely on the government then complain when things aren’t going their way. Quite sad :wink:

  34. KID ON THE BLOCK
    March 20, 2017

    But what’s really wrong with them UWP PEOPLE? Are they really a SET of UNITED WICKED PEOPLE? They have been asking and bawling for International Airport all along. Now an announcement of an INT, Airport has been made they are all over DNO LIKE A SWAM of bees buzzing all sort of NEGATIVE comments. Are these people for real? Good thing Skerro knows how to handle you ALL and beating ALL YOU with ALL YOU own whip.

    • Anthony Ismael
      March 21, 2017

      How dumb can you be? Where are the plans for the airport? Who is building it? When will they start? Before all that high drama, who is financing it? Until all these questions are answered, you too are being brain washed by the PM. Remember Rayburn told all you that plane will be landing at night via sea approach and the FAA’s regulation says otherwise. Where is Rayburn now? Stop being played like a fiddle. When planes start landing there and taking off from there, I will believe it. Do you see an international airport in Dominica anywhere on the island? Though one doesn’t exist, you keep believing in the International Airport Jumbie.

  35. truth , shall set you free
    March 20, 2017

    Skerro boy you do right ,fool them self ,Foolish supporters ,,You fool them once, Twice ,Three times ,, Now it is confirmed ,A bag of fools , Say anything boy ,they will believe you Tell them you will build a hotel for each and every one of them, They will believe Promise them money , and tell them to send their daughters to collect the money , , they will send them, after everything, look for a market for them, Make more money,

  36. March 20, 2017

    You Skerrit cannot get a small one to operate properly you want to attack a huge one? You’ll put the country in a bigger mess.

  37. D Slave master @ the Baracoon?
    March 20, 2017

    But didn’t satan vow to exalt himself over God? Did he? Has he? Will he ever? To me there is no difference between Skerrit’s nonsense and satan’s wishful thinking here: Isaiah 14:13-15
    (13) You said in your heart, “I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain.
    (14) I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.”
    (15) But you are brought down to the grave, to the depths of the pit.

    SKERRIT IS JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE YOU ARE VOTED OUT OR GET KICKED OUT

    • Man bites Dogs
      March 20, 2017

      @ Baracoon above, you guys would like to see the back of my favourite prime minister Skerrit, so that you pirates can steal our millions is that it? Well sorry to tell you hyenas this time the lions are smarter much smarter in order words you guys will not be getting a penny of Dominica money to steal.

    • March 21, 2017

      I only hope that you are not behaving like Satan?
      he knows the scripture very well and so to can quote it.
      you speak with such anger, you must have just forgotten who you are.
      He was voted by gods people, they will change him when the time is due.
      have you ever consider that by then ,you may have no feet at all ,with what shall you kick?

      • Man bites Dogs
        March 21, 2017

        @ bendtoe, Is that a case pot calling the kettle black? I’m not angry i am just sick but not surprised to see my fellows Dominicans behaviour such as so-called Linton, and his rubbishing workers supporters behaving like a pack of hyenas, and then like you are trying to hide behind the bible as if to say we labour supporters are all stupid nasty and wicket like you lots. One more thing i am not the brightest penny in the box, please do not insult my intelligent with your hypocrites bible storyline.

  38. tru d bino q la
    March 20, 2017

    That wind from the m/nouth starts to smell and is now coming out of the south with a sound track,,,,puuuuuuummmmm!

  39. March 20, 2017

    Q= When you have been fooled by a fool what does that make you? A= A FOOLISH fool! What else has the Punjab PhD got up his sleeves??????? but then again what do you expect from and empty bag of coals but dust.

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      March 20, 2017

      st.jean at least there is dust from the empty bags of coals , but from you, NOTHING!

  40. dominica for alah wii
    March 20, 2017

    lol on that particular site eh. where de site be skerro?? vielle case playing field. lmao boy you can make pple laugh wi too. sadly some idiots actually believe you. smh poor dominica

  41. March 20, 2017

    I can understand why we so stagnant at times. I also understand why other countries leaving us behind. All this negativity is keeping us back. Cry down the projects and move to stop them…and what good would that do us?

    • straight shooter
      March 20, 2017

      jackass didnt skerrit told you dont need an airpPort then who first cried down the project huh and damm fool didnt another government started it who cried it down huh

    • dominica for alah wii
      March 21, 2017

      which projects coco?? where it?? all dominicans would proudly and happily welcome an international airport including me. but this is just a bag of horse manure mister giving all you to hold and tell you is potato. and apparently people like you done swallow it and saying thanks.

  42. The Darkness
    March 20, 2017

    Question to DOminicas:

    Supposing that we do get an international Airport… then what?

    – Are we filled with customer service as a country? Hell NO
    – Are you ready for the international environment and all its pros/cons? Still no.
    – When this Airport goes live, what do we have to show our visitors? Same ole shit.
    – How marketable are our peoples? Not very
    – What facilities do we have to support the influx of visitors, once that airport is intact? Not that many.

    Not to be negative or anything, just being real with you all.

    We have many things to spruce up, prior to having this Airport. Do not think that this Airport will solve all our problems, for it will only add.

    Borrowing $300 mil from China, puts us in the owing category, as in failure to pay in the agreement, which none of us have seen, could mean many things.

    What is China’s intention for those who owe them?

    • The Darkness
      March 20, 2017

      Once again for any idiot who thinks politically, I dislike the existence of all sides evenly.

  43. Lang Mama
    March 20, 2017

    “They have done wind testing and a numer of stuff” As the man in charge Skerrit need to infirm himself instead of presenti g his ignorance. If there really was a survey ar least name several of the crucial factors that was evaluated. Thst he should have but he is telling us wind tedting because the wind factor has alwzys been in any discussion regarding air access to Dominica-even at MelleVille Hall and Canefield. Every child would insert the wind factor in any discussion regarding airporr development. So Skerrit says Wind testing and other stuff. lol
    Simply amazing how one man can have so many prople dazed and so gulliblle. Even my 7 year old can pinpoint a liar after 2 lies.

  44. March 20, 2017

    As long as we team up, and we all work together, we can make this beautiful thing happen. A little faith in God, our government and our countrymen go a long way.

  45. Man bites Dogs
    March 20, 2017

    Dear ,Mr Skerrit Pm .I am a true born Dominican lives and work in the UK for a long time but Dominica have always been my home, When i was a young man in pottersvile Roseau i always use to dream of a younger person to take us forward in life,Mr Skerrit you are the best thing that ever happens to us in Dominica, you are a young man with great visions and also good education this is what workers party and supporters haters do not like them lots are all hypocrites nasty and jealousy scumbags of this world.

    • CIA on the watch
      March 20, 2017

      Its a dam good thing you left Dominica one less illiterate in DA.

      • the hard truth
        March 20, 2017

        Unfortunately people like you remain

      • Man bites Dogs
        March 21, 2017

        @ CIA, I’m back in Dominica my home Land watching and observing you Workers supporters and Leaders behaviour like a pack of gorillas fighting over one banana brainless lots.

    • %
      March 20, 2017

      You sound like a semi illiterate,and a beggar….

    • straight shooter
      March 20, 2017

      why dont you come here and work instead useless

      • Man bites Dogs
        March 21, 2017

        @ straight shooter: I have been doing my bit for Dominica all a long you dom dom now it’s your turn to do something good for Dominica instead of sitting on your black doing nothing.

    • Kincaid Mawish, JD
      March 20, 2017

      Sir, Dr. Skerrit has not paid you enough to say this. Demand more… please.

    • Young diaspora that came back home
      March 21, 2017

      Why you ain’t come back Dominica and struggle and fight with us .. Leave the UK come back pottesrville it have plenty job , money and opportunities here in Dominica for you!! Guaranty youl be wearing rags for clothes in the first 3 months

  46. ??
    March 20, 2017

    Why are the UWP supporters getting all worked up over the announcement of an international airport. If they know it’s not going to get built just chill out. I guess the last thing they want to see is Skerrit fulfill another promise. I heard someone say the other day that the UWP is going to stop all construction. Who will that benefit? Any project that gets stopped will be stopped for good but that doesn’t matter to the hatters. They would rather see the country collapse and their families out of work than succeed under this government. They have been calling for an international airport and now that they are getting it they are complaining. Well, well, well… do they want it or not? I guess when it gets built they will swim rather than use Skerrit fing.

    • HAHAHAYYYY
      March 20, 2017

      You know y they so bule vex? Its because they know when this pm says something he is going to bappen. They told us the road from roseau to possie wont come. They say the stadium was a lie and call it durasic park. They say thhospital wont come the chinise just fool pm cus pm didnt understand wat they told him. The say the state collave wont come. They say the people of scott head wont get the wall. They say melvilhal aiport wasnt coming. They say YES WE CARE WASNT GOING TO LAST. TILL LENNOX COLL THEM OLD PEOPLE GREEDY. THEY SAY THE NEP SAY GOING TO CLOSE AFTER ELECTION. AND THE LIST CAN GO ON AND ON. TODAY WE SEE EVERY ONE WHICH THEY SAY WASNT GOING TO HAPPEN BECOME A REALITY AND IS STRONGER DAN BEFORE. SO THEY KNOW THE PM AND HIS GOVT IS A FAMILY OF GHEIR WORDS. SO THE INTERNATIONA AIRPORT PM VOW TO BUILD IT. WATCH AND U WILL SEE. BUT THE NICE THING ABOUT ALL THAT IS DOMINICANS DONT TAKE THESE PEOPLE ON. DAT IS Y WE KEEP GIVING LABOUR A HEALTHY MANDATE EVERYTIME. SO LET THEM TALK.

    • dominica for alah wii
      March 20, 2017

      garcon sometimes i does really wonder if is sot all you sot or if all you just wicked. you, your children, and your grand children will come, vote labour year after year and never see a shadow of this phantom airport that has been dangled infront of all you every time elections coming. so you doesnt see is a gimmick dat. let me tell you skerrit plans eh incase wicked people like you cannot see it: skerrit is going to call an early election. and he will ofcourse spend money in every nook and cranny and make bogus promises to ensure labour wins. he is going to step down as prime minister and hand over to somebody else in the labour kabal. but labour is in power so automatically he becomes the next president which grants him continued diplomatic immunity in case he ever gets charged for his many international crimes. check and mate!!!. skerrit playing chess with all you little weak minded people and all you cannot see it.

      • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
        March 20, 2017

        You call people stupid as if you are smarter than they or any others. So you disagree because you support UWP which is what it is but this does not mean those who do not support UWP are stupid. Learn to communicate properly, amicably and respectfully. Provide your views but cease insulting your fellow D/cans. All of you UWP supporters are by no means more intelligent than those who support the Labor Party.
        Understand! Everyone is free to support whichever party of their choice. This does not make them stupid. People as you prefer supporting a regime which is consistently on the war path to the point of dictatorship. Are you ever called stupid? You should be called stupid for you cannot see the difference between right and wrong and vice versa. From our point of view you like what is wrong; not right. Also cease your negativity. It is not helpful whatsoever.

  47. Music Producer
    March 20, 2017

    BLAH, BLAH, BLAH!

  48. Mary Black
    March 20, 2017

    It looks like the PM is playing confused.com with Dominicans. He knows that when he says things the majority of them believes him so he will just continue.

    • %
      March 20, 2017

      Like some of his FOOLS believed that a stalled truck with some speakers attempted to overthrow Skerrit evil,corrupt and wicked government…God will destroy all evil on this land…IT HAS ALREADY STARTED.

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        March 20, 2017

        Beginning with you,%. You are a tormented bad for nothing!

    • HAHAHAYYYY
      March 20, 2017

      He dont only day he do things. Dat is y the majority of dominicans belive him. Unlike uwp who keep sayinv things not doing except to distroy. Lennox say saverin wont become president and he is going court. Have u seen court case? Uwp said ALBA was for us to go and fight with the USA who have u seen go to the US an fight? They said wen we go to china we wont worship in our church. Have u seen dat happen? Ghey said our PM cant go to the USA have we not seen the PM in the US twice for ghe year? They say ghe deputy police wont be appointed cus he voing to court. The blageh went to court??? No. He said the US would put us on black list and ppl who getting money and barrels wont get it again. U see dat happening nah? Rather wat u see?THE US PRAIS US FOR FOR OUR CBI AND SAID DOMINICA IS CLEAN AND KEEP IT UP. 2 REPORTS IN 6 MONTHS GIVINH THE PM AND HIS GOVT A BIG UP ON THE CBI. So we just seeing dem cellers is just a waste of time. But we dominicans doe maylay with dem. Labor ka twavie

  49. Look It
    March 20, 2017

    Aye papa elections in the air eh!!!! I hope this promise of this INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT don’t end up like the promise you make every election of a cargo boat to transport their produce for farmers.

    I waiting on that one to be said.

    Not little promises, houses gifting and millions spending that passing in DA now, whilst the economy crashing …stay pulling wool over Dumbies-in-can eyes!

    WITH ALL THAT UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS STILL THE LOWEST IN THE REGION AND YOU AREN’T ADDRESSING THAT…. WHERE ARE YOUR PLANS TO BOOST THE ECONOMY???? WHERE ARE YOUR PLANS TO HELP THE YOUTH GET ON THEIR FEET??? So many young educated Dominicans are illegal in other man’s country trying to make a living…. and STILL MAKING MORE THAN CIVIL SERVANTS IN DA!!!!

    WICKED SET OF PEOPLE, SKERRIT AND HIS FOLLOWERS!!!!

    • My 2 Cents
      March 20, 2017

      The only people that can boost the economy is you guys. But you al are to lazy and to stupid to do it. That’s why everyone but you and your gang are working and succeeding

    • Helas!
      March 20, 2017

      please check what you are saying, the unemployment rate is the highest. NEP is not a job , it is a hold on

  50. anonymous2
    March 20, 2017

    BS. He won’t even name the site. But the most logical site is the north end of the island. What’s the big secret Mr. PM? Or are you just leading everyone on as usual.

  51. John Paul
    March 20, 2017

    Liar Liar You are the only one with Balls on fire!

  52. March 20, 2017

    Under the astute leadership of Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, we will see this dream become reality! Viva comrade!

    • Anonymous
      March 20, 2017

      Man, totally brainwashed. You need a transplant.

    • PERFECT IDIOT
      March 20, 2017

      You made a mistake with the spelling of your last name bro. You spelt it ‘Dumas’ but I know it is spelt “Damas”

  53. televangelists are false prophets
    March 20, 2017

    next we want a full sized marina with accompanying facilities like a full servicing boat yard, bar and grill, parking and a few small shopping boutiques. After, look into putting a full service gas station with a small grocery store and playground area in Pond Case in the area of the round about. We want a port facility on the east or south east.

  54. Alexandra
    March 20, 2017

    Stop promising; just build it already!! I’m sick of going thru all these channels
    Just to get to Dominica

  55. Keepon coning conman
    March 20, 2017

    bought sorry

  56. The Evangelist
    March 20, 2017

    Alea Qwea zoe cay twapey airport

  57. Dr. Stewart
    March 20, 2017

    great think this initiative is great however the two parties need to cooperate to pull a project this large off its feet.

    also hope the government doesn’t see this as a matter of politics but as a milestone in the 21st century and our history

    ps. politically neutral

    • televangelists are false prophets
      March 20, 2017

      Hope we can afford it in the end.

  58. Jacob & Esau - Gen. 25-28
    March 20, 2017

    So what is the name of this American firm? Is it Mercury? But Skerro what u gave them money for is to twist truth for you. But anyways you will be out in less than 2 months time so no need to worry

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      March 20, 2017

      Since you stated that, the Police should have you under consistent surveillance.

    • Block44
      March 20, 2017

      The only american firm that has been conducting studies in dominica for the past couple months is the f b i.

  59. Dr. Stewart
    March 20, 2017

    i think the initiative is a great idea,however, lets hope that politics is not a barrier in this initiative and both parties should work together and help build a 21st century dominica, with all the amenities that this century has to offer.

    also i hope that the government does not take this endeavour and turn it into one that is political but one that represents a milestone in our history.

    p.s : i am politically neutral

  60. Jacob & Esau - Gen. 25-28
    March 20, 2017

    Skerrit vowed to to keep, respect, and obey our laws and Constitution and not only did he not regard then, he publicly said hell with them. He must have vowed towed to be faithful to people in his circle and he hasn’t and he will not. So because he knows he is in serious trouble he wants to vow give us international airport? No one regards this man’s vow. He is not a man of his word. Like Esau, he will continue to say and do what it takes when he needs something.

  61. Roger Burnett
    March 20, 2017

    Let’s hope the firm that “have done a number of stuff” are capable of doing their stuff!

    • Titiwi
      March 20, 2017

      Roger, I’ve spotted that on several occasions now. For an ex secondary school teacher and graduate to boot, his use of the English language is appalling and that probably explains why he stays on-script when he makes an official presentation.

  62. papa
    March 20, 2017

    Where

  63. March 20, 2017

    hhahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaahhhaaaaaaaaaa

    • Man bites Dogs
      March 20, 2017

      @Anna ,I could bet you don’t know the meaning of ha ha ha ha ha ha ha lots of you Workers supporters stupid brainless people mad at a tooth brush going a long with a saddle leader meaning a joker on a donkey trying to win horse race.

      • Shut up fool you old miserable dunce, Anna knows how to laugh at garbage when she read it, but a dunce fool like you believe anything that Mountain Chicken Mentality Skerrit force down your throat!

        Remember you do not know how to read and spell you know. (Leave is different to live oui!

        All you know how to do is raw dog meet!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahhahahahahahahahah!

    • Indeed this is more than laughable!

      Roosevelt believe when he talk that fart about American firm; since last week he is running of his mouth off about American firm, and Airport, that will boost his credibility.

      All the crap he is talking is noting more than a ploy for something he has in mind. If he can drag this crap on until election, he hope that will give him an advantage at the poles.

      A promise is a fools pleasure, and Skerrit is very much aware of that, and all he has to do is promise the majority who supports him an International Airport, and as stupid as his supports are they will go out and vote for him and his puppets.

      If Roosevelt is serious, I demand that he name the new location, and the name of the American firm which went to Dominica, and selected the site; while he is at it tell the nation how much it is going to cost the people; and who are lenders. When Edison James was building the one which the Labor Party shut down, we were told it was costing…

      • But dog man do not try to compare your education with mine because I am academically educated; elementary, secondary college, and university; you cannot say the same because you do not know the difference between the words, and term “leave and live. So, since I know the difference, and the way both words are appropriately spelt, that confirms I am much more educated then you.

        I do not see how Edison James told some invisible American not to build Airport in Dominica, and then he would go and negotiate with the government of Trinidad & Tobago to build an International Airport in the country.

        The project was in progress, when your dumb thieving Labor Party clown shut it down! The project was finance by the government of Trinidad, under on condition, the contractors, and engineers building it had to be from Trinidad & Tobago. That can be authenticated. I do not talk trash that cannot be proved.

        If you are truthful, name the company or entity James told not to build airport in…

    • Finally:

      (and who are the lenders; who is our lender). When Edison James was building the one which the Labor Party shut down, we were told it was costing just a little over three ($300,000,000.00) hundred million dollars, we also knew that the Government of Trinidad loaned us 80% of the total cost.

      We also knew that the government of China, and Taiwan contributed money to the project, while at the same time they gave the same amount to the government of St. Vincent, for the same purpose; which I am sure Ralph Gonzales used in building Argyle International; which we know cost over $700,000,000.00 + million dollars!

      So, if Roosevelt want to make his lie believable he need to come out now and answers some serious questions!

      • Man bites Dogs
        March 21, 2017

        @ Francisco,Why the hell you don’t shut that stupid uneducated, and unfortunate ugly face of yours you are a lier you know dam well it was that other Edison James who told the Americans not to build the international airport because it might prejudice his chances of winning the election, you big time lier. NOW it is back to hunt and give you so -called Workers big nightmares, Well done Pm Skerrit you are the man thank you.

  64. The Architect
    March 20, 2017

    Crompton Point, Woodford Hill
    http://www.plangut.at/uk/airport.html

    • google
      March 20, 2017

      Edison(or maybe his puppet lenn ox) will block that again!
      Remember he did that to Mamo in 1990.LOL

      • Papa Dom
        March 20, 2017

        Did what to ? When you fools stop talking crap? The best location for a new airport has already been identified, land purchased and plans drawn. If skerritt is serious about building a new airport then all he has to do is continue with those plans and show Dominicans that he is serious about colaboration and bringing people together to work for a better Dominica.

      • Papa Dom
        March 20, 2017

        Should be mamo

      • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
        March 20, 2017

        If it were not for Edison, Dominica would have had an international airport. So much for UWP.

  65. %
    March 20, 2017

    Stuppessssssssss…Didnt we have a site already.?..Why all the secret?…Is it another “”My Dominica Trade House”?Remember that we were told by PM that Monfared is so nice and he loves Dominica so much that he is using his own money on our behalf….Skerrit also told us something about BOOT,with respect to an airport…Lets hope that he has strong horns!

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      March 20, 2017

      Baseless, useless comment. That’s ALL YOU are good at. To oppose and criticize .

  66. March 20, 2017

    Liar, liar pants on fire. stop B.S. the people of Dominica, we will believe it when it happen,, there is a saying in America [I am from Missouri the show me State]. so show me then I will believe .

  67. jihan
    March 20, 2017

    Makes no sense reading this, when you cant give the location,what is the damn big secret,grow up Skerrit.

  68. Dan is the Man in the Van.
    March 20, 2017

    Pie in the Sky. Really Skerrit.

  69. SkerritMustGo
    March 20, 2017

    Skerrit must think Dominicans are stupid.

  70. March 20, 2017

    Yhis international airport is coming yrue we!!! I just say a rooster grow beard in the snow in the back yard. Lol

  71. CONSCIOUS
    March 20, 2017

    Am i in a dream or what? All the information stem from 2013, 2014. We are in 2017. Someone wake me up.

  72. Roosevelt stop making a fool of yourself, when did this invisible US firm came to Dominica and identify this new location?
    Boy are you not tired of lying!

    The most suitable place in Dominica to build an International Airport is exactly where the land is already bought; and paid for, sitting between Wesley and Woodford Hill. Why don’t you swallow your stupid pride and accept the fact that where the UWP was building it is the most suitable site?

    And how come all of a sudden it is going to become a reality, when we do not know how you are going to finance it. All of a sudden you perhaps seen the light since Argyle International went into operation in St. Vincent, Gonzales is still laughing at your stupidity, what a joke you are!

    Our treasury do not have that kind of money, you cannot sell enough passports to raise how much it cost for a project like that, so tell us who are the lender for this project! Only then I will believe your lie!

  73. zandoli
    March 20, 2017

    I have heard of this phantom airport for a very long time. I may be too old to ever see an international airport built in Dominica. As far I am am concerned, this is just more hot air coming from Skerrit.

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      March 20, 2017

      Were it not for Edison you would have seen one by now. He spoilt it for Dominicans.

  74. LifeandDeath
    March 20, 2017

    Ok PM, just give you time and you will “vow” to making even Morne Diablotin Flat..All that remains is for you to do it..
    For 17 years Dominicans waiting for sustainable jobs, for 17 years Dominicans waiting for the economy to expand meaningfully..Let’s see how long an International Airport will take, and then also how quickly it will make a positive impact on the economy of Dominica.
    If Dominicans don’t realize by now that talk alone don’t do things, they’ll never learn..worse building stocks alone don’t create long term employment..
    So an Int’l airport sounds good, but moving Dominica forward will be a combination of efforts and honesty!!

  75. Yup
    March 20, 2017

    Remember whatever this man says and does is a trick! He is not trying to destroy dominica (i dont believe any dominican would do that). However this sly man is using trickery to stay in power

  76. Sakway Gwo Boudeh
    March 20, 2017

    Since the 80s all u politicians vowing wi… when the first plane land I will believe all you!

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      March 20, 2017

      In the meantime you can go to sleep and wake-up then. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  77. Tjebe fort
    March 20, 2017

    Aha, don’t tell me south of and parallel to one mile near Portsmouth. I think Robbie sort of gave the game away when he talked of cutting mountains and possibly demolishing homes but I shall wait and see. In the mean time we are free to speculate, not so?

  78. JBaptiste
    March 20, 2017

    Corruption, dishonesty and deception are not new to politics. This goes back a few thousand years . What would be frightening is if these guys sincerely believe that they are doing the right thing. The latter would be a case of insanity. For this I prefer corruption, at least it’s repairable.

  79. Skerrit Must Go.... Now!
    March 20, 2017

    Fond of joking… you joker PM!

    You seat as head of the Playing Cards pack, bearing the figure of a JESTER and being used as a WILD CARD. You / your antics are like a clause unobtrusively inserted in a bill or document and affecting its operation in a way, knowing it’s immediately apparent.

    You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. Abraham Lincoln, (attributed)

  80. freedom fighter
    March 20, 2017

    But DNO, allu not easy ehh, allu doh tired give us the “airport archives” but tell Skerrit he will not fool Dominicans this time around. :-P :-?

  81. South Beach
    March 20, 2017

    Interesting i have relatives on that side of the island from Marigot-Woodfordhill and they have not see any personal on the grounded conducting any studies?

    but again it’s dominica they are comforted easily with lies and deception that does fill their pockets and places food on their table…

    what a kind of place called dominica….fools paradise…

  82. Lisa
    March 20, 2017

    DNO, did you by chance ask for an update on the document which has never been released? Have you asked for the name of the firm doing the current assessment and the site etc etc.

    I’m guessing that you have, and if you have, can you at least shame the government by stating their response.

    I’d like to think that all these steps were taken before this article was written. it’s time to start really shaming them.

    I do not understand how there is so little accountability and facts in Dominica. Skerritt just says things and there is really no one to have them release information,

  83. Kitchen
    March 20, 2017

    I think DNO made a mistake or typo with this statement “Skerrit said that the firm will be making a presentation on the 21st of April 2017

    The correction should be on 1st of April 2017

  84. weh
    March 20, 2017

    Whats the big secret what cant he disclose the name of the firm, or is this just another election gimic to get votes?

  85. Leroy Registe
    March 20, 2017

    Mr. Skerrit I am with you anything you want me to do please contact me . Infact I am seeking a Security Director position My qulification and knowledge speak of it self. I havea three Master’s degree including Juris Doctor in International Law Bachelor Degree: Criminal Justice. I am ready anytime you are; to further my conversation with you. You have to make it happened. My prayer goes out to you and your visions for the greatest Caribbean Contry in the World Dominica the Land of my Birth.

  86. megso
    March 20, 2017

    Must be an election coming. All of a sudden We getting so many projects being announced..

  87. EnfantDiable
    March 20, 2017

    The creation of 2500 instant citizens by the sale of Dominican passports and the top up by Chinese grant funding should provide the required jetstrip/runway. Is there any other way?

  88. Doc. Love
    March 20, 2017

    Every election season, we hear the same calypso, a new international airport will be built. I hope he received permission or discussed the reality he is talking about with Gonsalves.

  89. Kelly J
    March 20, 2017

    I wish that I could listen to and trust my leaders!

  90. committed
    March 20, 2017

    Yes,it will come but not under your leadership. By that time you will have been locked up. We will take you on field trips to visit but otherwise you will have nothing to do with Dominica’ s international airport.

    • March 21, 2017

      You speak like traveling man that went on a far journey. However, when he reach half way he forget he had know water, food, and know extra clothing, when he turn back in an effort to return to his house there was an accident in the,and the road was block, he could not return to
      His house# What do think happenedto him#.

  91. derp
    March 20, 2017

    and the game begins

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