Three more hotel projects for north

The Prime Minister said the contracts will be signed soon
The Prime Minister said the agreements will be signed soon

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that government will soon sign agreements for three additional hotel projects in the north of the island.

He made that announcement while addressing the official launch of a Young Farmer’s Group in Penville on Saturday.

“I can tell you that there are three other project hotels which the government is giving very favourable consideration to in the same Portsmouth area, and in the next few weeks we will be signing agreements for these hotels,” he stated.

He did not elaborate.

He noted that the people of the north must be prepared for the coming of the hotels.

“You know that the government has signed an agreement for 160 rooms close to the Belle Hall area,” he said, referring to a contract signed for the building of the Cabrits Resort Kempinski recently. “We will be commencing the project very soon, and how are we going to prepare ourselves to supply the meat and the agricultural produce, the seasonings to these hotels? We have to prepare ourselves for not only construction jobs but also taking advantage of the opportunities in agriculture.”

According to him agriculture is hard work but, “at the end of the day if you manage your farms properly, if you put the time and energy into the farms you can succeed.”

Skerrit indicated that government is committed to provide financial assistance to farmers

“We will hold your hands and assist you with some financial resources to be able to invest on the farms, so that you can realize your dream, your ambition…,” Skerrit stated.

The Cabrits Resort Kempinski, to be built by Range Development, is expected to be completed by 2018, officials said.

The resort is being constructed under the Citizenship by Investment Program.

A Morroco-funded hotel in Portsmouth, which was expected to be completed in October 2013, remains unfinished.

A Morocco-funded hotel remains unfinished in Portsmouth
A Morocco-funded hotel remains unfinished in Portsmouth

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79 Comments

  1. Pray
    June 13, 2016

    We pray against corruption, bribery, idolatry, greed in this nation in the name of Jesus Christ.

  2. Na
    June 13, 2016

    “The resort is being constructed under the Citizenship by Investment Program.” Like the uncompleted Morocco hotel, is the Government of Dominica selling off our citizenship to strangers more than having a fully employed and completed project. What scam could this be.

  3. the wise
    February 17, 2016

    T don’t know what to say please lord help this man sir can’t u see this country is going down and u there talking about hotel .what are u going to put in the hotels stones?

  4. Carab and Manicou Hunter
    February 17, 2016

    Can you at least finish one first, before you announce three more White Elephant Projects?

  5. February 16, 2016

    It is a shame that there are 3 more hotels on it’s way in dominica and the gov’t cannot find 1 bed to put an ex.prime minister at the hospital ,what a shame…

  6. February 16, 2016

    A hotel was started in dominica,no one had the grace to work on it in order to finish it ,you are building more,,are you packing the tourists in the hotels? there is nothing to see except the natural feature in dominica,every tourist who drinks the water end up with a serious tummy bug ,don’t you think that there are better things to do than building more hotels?just saying but i might be wrong..

  7. Music Producer
    February 16, 2016

    What’s even more funny than this PM being an idiot, is that he is the finance minister as well

  8. February 16, 2016

    Skerrit which other hotel cause with the exception of My Dominica Trade House who claim existing Aqua Prawn, Limousine company, Energy Solutions and state of the art Hospitals all other passport dealers are claiming hotels in Dominica.
    See. http://Www.SilverBeachcaribbean.com
    Even those Passport agents in Dominica have flauntingly bought of beach properties in the north have been talking about hotels for a very long time. The fella in NJ a few years ago had been talking about building hotel once he got a few passport deals.
    So promises of hotels is just another scheme to blind fold the people and to keep them hoping in vain.

  9. FORKIT
    February 16, 2016

    simple mathematical equation those politicians cannot do..

    how manny diplomatic passports sold + how manny passport sold divided= x(quantity of cash recovered)

    its like adding 2 plus 2

  10. Peter
    February 16, 2016

    But where are the people to put in all those hotel??????? What dominica have like that to attract tourist to come here and stay in those hotel??? But where is the international airport??? I thought skerite say he was going to build one during the campaign??? Hahah… So whith all those hotel there on the island i want to know who going to full them up…. That have to be a joke now lol hahah… U cant come directly to dominica u have to stop how much places… Is a whole set of stops… So that mr doing with our passport money ner….. so no word yet on the morocan hotel?? First time i see that leavel of madness….. Jump up labourites u all are goong to get jobs hajjajaaja

  11. Dan is de man in de van
    February 16, 2016

    Is this the passport money from YL Account of which is the holder. This money must have come from said account.. Dominicans open all,u eyes.this money is being spent so there will be no trace when comes for investigation. Moi pas sot….

  12. Mr Mr
    February 16, 2016
  13. February 16, 2016

    This is beyond laughable

  14. February 15, 2016

    PM Skerrit I am growing a bit weary of your rantings and senseless talk. Which Prime Minister in a dwindling economy in an Erika Torn country present the construction of new hotels as a priority. The same BS Kelver spoke in St. Joe about several millions or dollars being approved for boulevard in St. Joe at a time when several bridges, our road network, homes, farms, livelihoods and so forth have be devastated/destroyed/washed away.

    Sir what you have presented holds no prospect for a better Dominica neither does it have the trappings of a post Erika recovery effort. You of all people know that breaking grounds for or the announcement of hotels not going with you.

    You know what I think, you have truly lost it. I mean who needs hotels with our limited: access & food , dilapidated roads, lack of trust and lack of confidence in government and the justice system. An escalating crime situation that your government fails to address makes a bad situation even worse. Skerrit too…

  15. real deal
    February 15, 2016

    Boy I am tired this madness and don’t know what more should I say. Pm gone mad.

  16. Kubuli Kountry
    February 15, 2016

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    @ Honourable(?) PM Skerritt:

    Sir you almost make me swallow my tongue laughing! Sir, you could sell snow to an Eskimo wi…. :lol: :lol:

    If Penville people and the rest of Dominica by extension believe that load of horse manue, well I have a bridge over there I can sell for all you eh.

  17. %
    February 15, 2016

    Are these Skerrit hotels to house the Petite Savanne people….

  18. Putag
    February 15, 2016

    But who they going to put in them hotels there naa??? No international airport .. No marina… Nothing but that mad man just building hotel hahahah boss i have to lagh wi .. Boi look some stupid people in the country hahjaajajajjan

  19. Silver Sliver
    February 15, 2016

    Wey papa, it is raining hotels in Dominica!! Dominica seems to have a special magic potion that other islands/countries do not have!!! Wow, Dominica, good luck! I guess that this is the solution to Dominica’s most pressing issue, overbooked hotels due to lack of hotel rooms.

  20. February 15, 2016

    Skerrit is a waste of time :-D

  21. enough is enough
    February 15, 2016

    hey DNO,

    what happen to you?
    I can t use the term ” washing machine” to describe an Hotel ??
    is it an offense? is it defamatory ?
    I think it is just the truth.

  22. February 15, 2016

    Look at Roosevelt face! No boy something wrong with this guy. Somebody needs to advice this guy to go for a check up. Go get some counseling!! It looks as though he is rattled by the passport info that is out there in the public face. And so his comfort is to offer hotels. He not even saying who going to fund them but independent thinking citizens have to accept his sky pies. Try something else Roosevelt. Sa pa ka travia.

  23. skepticalone
    February 15, 2016

    The last line in your article says it all
    “A Morroco funded hotel in Portsmouth, which was expected to be completed in October 2013, remains unfinished.”
    You can fool some of the people some of the time…………

  24. sassie
    February 15, 2016

    So when the tourists get sick you movingdem to where. The same old pmh. Come in po.m. get that new hospital going iinstead.

  25. February 15, 2016

    in my crystal ball I can see that skerrit have a big plan all the rooms in the hotel he is building remember he made many trips to the far east and invite his chiness mafia friends a place in Dominica

  26. Da
    February 15, 2016

    I don\’t know if to laugh or cry for my Dominican people. Becasue, how can a people who were the most educated in the caribbean back in the 1980\’s become so dumb today?
    I am seeing today, big men who I used to look up to, due to the integrity they portayed , now laying over backwards with their hats in hand taking bribes to turn a blind eye!
    So when Skerro come up with this curtain he is trying to pull over Dominicans eyes , it bleds my heart to see so many people still (who know for a fact that he is lying) remaining in silence just for a penny bread.
    My people look at the bigger picture, that is \”DOMINICA.\”
    Anytime a man stays in power for more than 2 terms he begin to take his people for granted. So we now have to show him who we are.

  27. Shameless
    February 15, 2016

    Ok, so why don’t we finish the hotels that have already been started like the Ports Mouth Morocco RED ROOF Elephant and Layou River Hotel before we start other possible WHITE ELEPHANT HOTELS? STOP jumping here, there and every and be focused. Are we cursed or what? This administration operates like a bunch of scatter brains similar to infants playing mama (the family type game we played as kids) with every woman wanting to be the mother and boys being father.

    At the end of the day, we can build a million hotels but if we do not have the necessary support infrastructure in place they will stay empty and will have to shut down. We keep behaving like Volks Wagons Bugs of the past where the engines (brain) was in the rear end. Another Hoekus Poekus nonsense again I must say.

    Always assertive! :twisted:

  28. Massacre
    February 15, 2016

    Dooms don\’t forget it was just a few years ago you all voted for Skerro who told you all the same nonsense he is saying today , so \”SHUT all you hypocrite mouth.\” With all the negative comments I am seeing here about how Skerro is a crazy, liar who speaks on both sides of his mouth, if he apporach most of you all will crumble and bow to the man. So Stop it!
    Unless we as a people don\’t come out and demand answers instead of hiding in our houses and stop taking that cow-dung from Skerro he will continue to take you all for fools.
    Every leader should be made to answer to his people. Dooms are the worst I have seen in many years. Give them rum and music and they will dance they tails off.
    Vince Hendeson said that they have sold more than $124 Mil in passports, yet we had to still pay Dense to pass on his farm bridge in Machoushie?!
    Someone has to be held accountable for all these money that is going unchecked from the Dominican Treasury.

  29. Truth iTell
    February 15, 2016

    Why didn’t they paint the roof in BLUE?

  30. Truth iTell
    February 15, 2016

    RED ROOF INN.

  31. penny lover
    February 15, 2016

    I think its a great idea.. eventually all Dominicans will move to the Hotels Rooms – it will be like old times . that way the PM can visit everyone .

    • Look It!
      February 15, 2016

      hahahahahahhaha nice one

  32. may
    February 15, 2016

    We need some hotels in the east and the south too Mr PM just full up the place with hotels. And whilst you are at it don’t forget to build more hospitals in the air.!!!!!

  33. unknown767
    February 15, 2016

    sigh I just can’t keep up anymore… it’s becoming real depressing how our leaders think today… LORD GIVE THEM VISION!!

  34. February 15, 2016

    Before election Skerrit also made promises to a young farmers group in the Valley. Up to this point we have not seen any movement on the promises that Skerrit made to the young farmers.
    On the hotels- well keep on conning the people Skerrit. That seem to be your strongest trait. Lie lie lie

  35. Links
    February 15, 2016

    I wonder if is hotel in the sky like the hospitals in the sky.

  36. Rabbit
    February 15, 2016

    More babble… One has to be prepared to laugh every time this man opens his mouth or else you will surely cry.

  37. way papa
    February 15, 2016

    Dummy in cans will fall for that!

  38. JoJo
    February 15, 2016

    Roosevelt, did you make the deal with the Italian from St. Kitts, John Zuliano for the land at Cotton Hill that was supposed to be for housing for our own people? If you don’t know anything yet don’t give us teasers Roosevelt. You should take heed of the proverb that tells you not to sell the skin until you have shot the bear.

  39. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    February 15, 2016

    I wonder when is that boy going to stop making a fool out of himself? Last year the boy singed two agreements for the building of hotels, we are in the second month of the year, none out of the two has got started! The Moroccan is fast heading into a dilapidated state due to the Arab Spring and the Indian Summer, which prevented it from getting completed.

    Where is the Layou River hotel, where is he money that was set aside to build it, I suppose it is in the pocket of a red neck Arawack pussyet race!

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    Now he is babbling more lies about singing for two more never will be: I asked this question in the past; who in their right mind will invest millions of dollars in a industry which requires an International Airport, in a backward place without an International Airport?

    I suspect only Skerrit would!

  40. Storm
    February 15, 2016

    Here comes the wing again. ………… What is wrong with this PM and this government?
    Suddenly, it’s hotels galore. Some Dominicans can be gullible that any nonsense that come from Skerritt”s mouth is like gospel
    They can’t even fix Dominica after the storm, so where on earth will all these hotels be built.
    It’s also sad to see those in the pictures, it’s really an advertisement. SKERRITT Knows that he is losing his popularity in Dominica therefore he goes to Pennville. Perhaps Pennville is his most faithful part of his constituency.
    Mr Skerritt renamed school in Vieille case, now farmers group in penville, what about the other parts of the North, or Dominica.
    No wonder other Caribbean national call Dominicans………Dom in a can. Meaning they are very gullible and take all kinds of bad treatment from people.
    Look at the faces of these young men………. sad they falling for Skerritt games. …
    Hold their hands daddy

  41. country woman
    February 15, 2016

    And who you going to put in it? I mean why the man continue to fool people like that? since when Dominicans get so stupid?

  42. Ittasi 2
    February 15, 2016

    Ladies and gentlemen, Skerrit is about to call an election! This launch of ‘Young Farmer’s Group’ in Penville on Saturday, is there for two reasons: 1. To legally psyphone pay back money to villagers for their role in the 2014 election 2. To legally give them campaign money for the up coming election. I

    • Former Labour Supporter
      February 15, 2016

      It seems like that. With Linton being dragged in the Courts (enough distractions) and some aid money rolling in, the time would be perfect in December, early elections. This time he wants to do it without overseas voters. But if that is the plan, a backfire in unavoidable and the four seats he said he will be taking from UWP might just be the reverse.

      To tell you the truth, building hotels is not a bad idea. Take for example Dubai, the King said to build them and they will come, come they did – Dubai is a hub for tourism worldwide. The difference is that they build to attract even the billionaires, palm island and the others are just a few.

      In Dominica’s case, we have poor roads and infrastructure, no international routes to Dominica and and poor sea access. Only a miracle can take Dominica out of this mess.

  43. Backstreet coffee
    February 15, 2016

    Bonjayy Skerrit talking in his sleep man .. Alas , we gonna have to strat riding mosquitos to get to those Hotels.
    Put those dam mosquitos to work for you . Since the red clinic close they just bitting the tourists. And while you at it, At night have them play in their own band to keep us entertained we will be the first country with our own mosquitos band

  44. Truth iTell
    February 15, 2016

    These free hotels/motels must have a lot of spent condoms in them. Are there security at the desk? Not yet…. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  45. Truth iTell
    February 15, 2016

    Looks more like a mental institution to me! :lol:

    • February 15, 2016

      Not even a mental institution that looks like this anymore looool

  46. Fools Paradise
    February 15, 2016

    Mr. Skerrit, I am a laborite and last voted for you in 2014. However, making people laugh at us and call us stupid is not fun. Right now you are sounding like a joker and make all of us who support you pass as fools, with all these hotels you building without being able to finish any to show as tangible evidence..

    During the 2014 campaign, I was at the DLP meeting when you promised the kalinago people a 4 star hotel, which disappeared as soon as you won the election. During that same election season you had some 300 of us from the north trained in preparation for work at the Morocan hotel that was close to being opened, according to you, yet no sign of an opening. You just signed for the Cabrits Resort Kempinski project, but to date, not even carpenters or helpers are being sort for as a sign of progress. You promised Salsbury people a hotel that is somewhere in the sky. The PWD site is marked for a hotel and now three more for the north.

    As a laborite I am tired of being fooled

    • February 15, 2016

      Sorry Laborites are not so reasonable and if you happen to be a rare Laborite who happen to be independent in thought then you couldn’t have voted for an administration that have continued to fool people for the past 15 years. Everything about Roosevelt Skerrit and his operations have been farcical and it took you 15 years to detect lies from a liar. Besides you can’t change foolish .
      Lang Mama is very independent and worship no politician nor political parties

    • Shameless
      February 15, 2016

      :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I warned you all along. But thank you lord you have seen the light. Country 1st not greedy men. :twisted:

      Skerro looks like he is fooing these days. But be patient, next week he will announce the construction of the New Deep Water Harbour in Pond Casse on your way to Penrice, just above Spanny (deceased) that will bring 3000 people daily who will buy all our fig and take with them. I will keep praying for Ma. Dominique :twisted:

      Always Assertive! :twisted:

  47. LP
    February 15, 2016

    THIS IS HILARIOUS !! ARE WE AS A PEOPLE THAT DUMB– SAD , SO SAD FoR DOMINICA

  48. SN
    February 15, 2016

    With all this hotel development, where are the paying guest coming from, and how are they getting to Dominica? Our air and sea access are very deficient. Most tourists want comfortable airplanes which are accommodated by international airports, not the airplanes of LIAT and other small providers. Yes, there are a few adventurous ones who will go anywhere on any airplane or boat, but these are no where enough to sustain these hotels.

  49. Lenpro
    February 15, 2016

    Come on Skerrit, Instead of foaming at the mouth, tell the Dominican people how Morocco funded hotel will come to completion be the end of this year. Because according to American magazine Forbes, in 2013 King Mohammed VI’s of Morocco estimated his riches at around $2.5bn. Sometimes we shoot ourselves in the foot by counting our chickens before they are hatch. So if you not sure if a project will be completed after it is embarked, stop spilling your gut in silly ways.

  50. Channel 1
    February 15, 2016

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ………….ahh boy Roosevelt, you really behaving strange these days.

    All of a sudden, hotels popping up to be built eh. I wonder if it is not because somebody or somebodies somewhere is/are doing some serious investigations into unaccounted money that was supposed to have been received by the state and that is now causing these unaccounted monies to now emerge out of their hiding place to meta morph into something tangible?????

    By the way, DNO, could your investigative journalists let us know what’s the latest on the Coast Guard base that was supposed to have been built in the north near Cabrits with a $1.7 million US grant?

    Reminder y’all – https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/economy-development/ground-breaking-for-northern-coast-guard-base-new-vessels-commissioned/

    P.S. – Can anyone guess what is going through the head of Roosevelt in the picture in the link above. Tenks.

  51. hospitals in the sky
    February 15, 2016

    But that Skerrit is not tired of starting hotels without opening any? He needed to tell the people of Penville when he intends to open the Moroco Mosquito hotel for which he had over 300 persons from the north trained. When he truthfully answers this question he then needs to tell the Layou people when work on the Four Star Layou River hotel will resume and how much is left in the more than $130 million dollars that has not been accounted for. Then he needs to go back to the Portsmouth people and tell them when the coffee plant will be opened so the farmers of the north could find a place to take their coffee to. Based on promises from the sky that Skerrit has given us, Dominica is NO doubt the most developed country in the world.

    • February 15, 2016

      You should ask Edison James about layou hotel he was PM at the time and what he and his UWP government did with the $40,000,000 between 1995 and 1997 when work on the hotel stopped. Labourand Skerrit was not the government at that time remember who was in power UWP so tell your leadership to ask this then leader. And yes the investigation Linton ask for into the layout hotel is coming. More money for alyou to raise.

      • hospitals in the sky
        February 15, 2016

        @Dominican, that’s exactly why I agree with Mr. Linton’s call for criminal investigation into the Layou hotel story. Mr James no doubt would be happy to clear his name and tell us about the $40,000,000 you are interested in. What I am disturbed about is the fact that Roosvelt Skerrit and his DLP is in power and for some unknown reason he is not busy to call for an independent investigation or any investigation at all. Edison James is no longer the PM and he cannot call for one. Skerrit is the current Pm and has been for the last 11 years; wouldn’t it be grate and in his favor and the favor of the DLP to expose and probably jail Edison, if he is at fault? If I were you Dominican, I would stop hiding behind a computer typing your spin junk, and would immediately call Skerrit and ask him to conduct an investigation so all could know the truth. By the way Dominican, I hope you are not Ng lap Seng, Diezani Alison-Madueke or [Francesco] Corallo, who are all Dominicans thanks 2 Skerrit.

      • February 15, 2016

        tell us of you know we looking answers or shutup

      • way papa
        February 15, 2016

        @Dominican. YOU need to educate why work stop under UWP. It is because the then PM insisted that the hotel should be built because money was drawn down. Because there was no intention to build hotel in the first place…all kind of excuses and stalling tactics surfaced.

      • I like it
        February 15, 2016

        Okay Dominican..lets say 40 million disappeared under UWP and Eddison James…so where is thd remaining 90 million…it should be in some back account getting fat…and if it is why are we begging for relief fund when all that money is sleeping somewhere or better yet, why isn’t work resume on the Layou River Hotel; 90 million can go a long way to complete it.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        February 16, 2016

        You are such an idiot, you would be much better off if you hang yourself; to talk bout forty million dollars and Edison James and UWP is ludicrous, only a lunatic would think that way!

        In the first place if it is true that Dominica government was supposed to have owned a percentage of the property, according to Skerrit, more than 40%, we do not know how much. That means somebody other the then government owned 60% of the business, therefore the major shareholders are responsible for the construction of the project, and upon completion, and into operation, all the government, in power would be concerned about, and look forward to is to collect dividends either quarterly, yearly, or whatever is stated in the contract.

        The shareholder of 40% has nothing to do with any contracted to ensure the hotel was build, paid for, and went into operation! Government however, should not have anything to do with the everyday operation, unless we were into communism!

  52. The truth
    February 15, 2016

    I as a young person don’t believe that,That prime minister have good Head you cannot tell me the Morocco hotel at Portsmouth cannot even finish under your watch,you doing three more, we have 51% shears at layout you cannot do nothing with that you still building more give me a brake

  53. Dave Bertrand
    February 15, 2016

    And the Borbol continues. No words from government about the failed Layou River Hotel, nothing is being said about that Moroccan Hotel. No inquiry is carried out. Nothing! Yet you hear plans for developing more hotels. Are we that stupid? The whole world might be laughing at us. I am no Dumbinican. Grand Bay I come out oui!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      February 15, 2016

      You know he is so damn lie, he believes the lie he is telling you know!

      To him his lies are reality.

      The next thing he is going to do is pay some foreign face to go to stand in front of DNO camera, singing paper, on which the signatures if the singes does not worth the price of the piece of paper it will be written on!

      How long will a nation allow one uneducated man to make such fools out of a whole nation? A promise is a fool’s pleasure anyway.

      Who is the bigger fool Skerrit or the people? I believe Skerrit’s promises are his own pleasure; so, who is the greater fool Skerrit or his supporters?

    • Joe
      February 15, 2016

      Dave the Layou River Hotel failed in 1997, Eddo killed that project what you want to hear about a dead project? DLP had absolutely nothing to do with that death, it was paralyzed and killed by the uwp in 1997.

      The Morocan project is awaiting Management to operate it, it did not affect our taxes it is a gift from the people of Morocco for which we are grateful!!!!!!!

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        February 15, 2016

        Joe whoever you are you are a damn liar!

        We all red where the Ian Douglas, Mr. himself informed DNO, the reason the Moroccan is not yet completed is because of the Arab Spring. If you do not know what the Arab Spring entail, ask Ian Douglas, or Chief Mountain Chicken Crapo Mentality Roosevelt Skerrit to detail the events of the Arab Spring they claim brought construction to a halt!

        If the Moroccan stop construction because part of that Guess is sinking in the swamp on which they built, how on earth can it be waiting on management to operate it. Is that what Skerrit and Ian paid you to say, is that the propaganda they paid you to spread?

        We are not all as dumb as you are!

  54. dissident
    February 15, 2016

    I’m waiting for you to elaborate Skerrit!
    De Moroccan Hotel situation needs to be addressed as well. We de citizens of this blessed land deserve some real answers as to why de project is put on hold!
    Dat Range project has been in de making for about 3 years now…..you say it will be completed in 2018 yet I see no work on de ground and it appears that design elements are still being worked out likewise de proposed project at Salisbury.
    You failed to update us on de proposed chinese casino hotel to be built at the Public works site near de port at woodbridge bay!!!

    By now you should be fully aware that de majority of we Dominicans don’t believe the hype about all this hotel development.
    Right after a devastating storm that cost de country $1.3 billion in infrastructural damage you want to convince us that building hotels will suffice for our lost infrastructure like our roads, bridges, devastated communities of Petite savanne, Dubique, Coulibistrie, Bagatelle etc.?????

  55. LifeandDeath
    February 15, 2016

    “I can tell you that there are three other project hotels which the government is giving very favourable consideration to in the same Portsmouth area, and in the next few weeks we will be signing agreements for these hotels,” he stated.
    In the very same statement the hotel projects are been given favorable “consideration”, and also “certainty” of being signed in the next few weeks..this statement is vague. However, any project that will genuinely bring employment and development for Dominicans we should welcome. I hope this isn’t another of the PM’s unfulfilled promises. The people of Dominica need to be taken seriously by now..It’s past time, not after the Layou River Fiasco and the Moroccan Hotel white elephant..for the PM to say something again about a promise of a Hotel without the Honest truth behind what he’s saying can only be described as deliberate deceit..So for the sake of all Dominicans and the future of the next generation and beyond let it be so.

  56. Anna
    February 15, 2016

    Let’s get that ridiculous situation straight, under Roosevelt Skerrit the following hotels disappeared; Layou River Hotel where Vince Henderson had his wedding reception, Castaways Hotel, Coconut Beach Hotel where Pierro was selected as Prime Minister after Roosie’s death, Red Rock in Calibishie, Continental Inn, Excelsior in Canefield and some other small ones.
    Roosevelt Skerrit started one hotel called the Morroccan and it cannot finish. He break ground for another at the Cabrits and it cannot start. He promised another at Public Works and it disappear. Now he is promising three more for the north.
    Are Dominicans dumb and blind? Or just plain stupid? Is it a situation that the Iluminati has placed a veil over Dominicans face that they can no longer discern deception, disrespect and insult to their intelligence?
    How long? Not long!

  57. 007
    February 15, 2016

    Smh I’m lost for words there are hotel that are not finished we can’t fill those we have right now. Why would you want to start more at this time.

  58. star
    February 15, 2016

    There are better things to be done for development.

  59. Doc. Love
    February 15, 2016

    If Skeritt has his way, Dominica will be called the Hotel Building Capital of the Eastern Caribbean. Is Skeritt trying to convince us that it is only hotels that can be built with money from the Citizenship by Investment Program. Many years ago, there was a rumor that approximately 10,000 Chinese would be setting up a China Toww in the Portsmouth area. It would appear the rumors might some merit. So many hotels are scheduled to be built, we are hearing nothing about a brand new hospital for Portsmouth. We are hearing nothing about an international airport. We are hearing nothing about the total reorganizing and production of the agriculture industry. We are hearing nothing in terms of how these hotels are going to affect the many hotels in Roseau, Villas and small hotels in the Portsmouth area. I hope talk of the building of these hotel is just not way of disguising the stealing of our passport money. Remember, Grace Tong, Pinard Byrne, and Layou River Hotel.

  60. Locs Girl
    February 15, 2016

    Is this a joke with all these hotels being built and no guests to fill them up? What is the purpose of these?!

  61. lexis
    February 15, 2016

    It will be interesting to know how we are going to fill these hotels that are proplsed wehen we cant seem to fill the existing hotels in Dominica. In Dominica we have a history of unfinished hotels and the news of hotel projects to come and save dominica unemployment problems, are beginning to sound like distractions to keep the masses silent. Lets pay attention.

    • derp
      February 15, 2016

      and the hell that is to traveling into and out of Dominica

    • natureislandguy
      February 15, 2016

      Each Hotel will have one Roseau homeless person, so then Roseau will be clear of begging for the tourist industry on cruse ship days

  62. originaljahguide
    February 15, 2016

    So ridiculous :lol:

  63. Nacinimod
    February 15, 2016

    That Moroccan hotel boondoggle should serve as an example of why govt should not be directly involved in hotel development in Dominica.

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