Gov’t receives 200 tablets from agent of Economic Citizenship Program

The Prime Minister receives a tablet from Katz of Apex Services
The Prime Minister receives a tablet from Katz of Apex Services

The Government of Dominica has received 200 tablets from one of its agents of the Economic Citizenship Progam, Apex Services.

The tablets were presented to Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit at a ceremony on Tuesday by President of Apex Capital Partners, Nuri Katz and his local Dominica associate, Kenny Green.

Skerrit said the tablets will be distributed to the children of Dominica.

“On behalf of the Government and the people of Dominica we want to express our gratitude to Apex Services for this very timely gift to the people of Dominica, and it speaks to their commitment to the country, their willingness to participate in the economic and social development of our country,” he said. “They are partnering with us to reach out to the students of Dominica and the wider community is critical.”

According to him, the government is unable to deal with all of the challenges and the needs of its people and benefactors are welcomed.

“We need partnerships, we need benefactors, we need well wishers,” he remarked.

He went on to say that Apex Services has not only expressed this in words but, “they are expressing it in a tangible manner.”

Last year the Government of Dominica distributed well over 8,000 tablets to every to students of all secondary schools and Dominica State College (DSC).

Skerrit said those tablets are being put into “very good” use by the students and teachers.

“Our hope and prayer are that they understand and appreciate the greater good of those access to technology,” he stated.

Katz said having spent quite a bit of time in Dominica he has noticed the government’s move towards expanding the availability of information technology.

“We thought as a company doing business with the people of Dominica trying to bring not only investors to Dominica, but we wanted to make our own contribution to the development of information technology,” he said. “We live in a global world and without this technology that access to that global world would be impossible. We are a global company and we want to encourage globality of the world.”

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86 Comments

  1. NY NY
    January 21, 2016

    Aaahahahahahahaha…………………………. really skerrit a “timely” gift………………. The word ‘timely’ would indicate that there was a grave and major need for tablets and they came in the nick of time……………………….. THE GRAVE AND MAJOR NEED RIGHT NOW IS THE RELOCATION OF THE EVACUEES, WHO ARE CURRENTLY LIVING LIKE REFUGEES…… WHO YOU HAVE YET TO VISIT AGAIN, AFTER YOU AND YOU WIFE (TAE-LAE-LAE PING PING) MADE A BIG CHARADE!!!!!!!

  2. Crab and Manicou Hunter
    January 20, 2016

    Well, you can’t have sticky tablet without coconut cheese and ice pop. Keep selling passports Dominica. :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

  3. January 20, 2016

    Is a good thing Lang Mama only like the Oysters that nature made for me to like. If I say call it pweleze Oyster DNO and the morality police might cry like the speaker “you imputting improper motives” but I en buying no Oyster tablet especially if I have passport money.By the way I wilk not pay for pweleze Oysters either at least not directly

  4. steups
    January 20, 2016

    Money we want next time eh. Not tablet.

  5. Kermit The Frog
    January 20, 2016
    • nonamegal
      January 20, 2016

      Hahaha me too except I can’t afford oysters just popcorn from Nassief with the coffee hahahahaha

  6. Massacre
    January 20, 2016

    Dominicans would be much better off if these passport buyers were investing in factories like the Candle, DCP Palmolive, cement from sand mining, fruit juice factories, international airport, a mordern day hospital, so we the poor won\’t have to take a loan to go to other islands just for the doctors to tell us it was a false alarm by the Dominican doctors,! This Gov\’t has been talking about these dreams but even after 15 yrs nothing has materialized!
    The measure of any Gov\’t is seen by the success of its people, but contentment is the last thing in Dominicans heart today, but for the love of money I can\’t see why Dominicans are supporting a Gov\’t that have done so much to keep them poor , rather than seeking an alternative to their plight.
    How many high school and college graduates of last year got jobs in Dominica? Measure your Gov\’t by that standard and get back to me. But Labour is working thou!! Even overseas in all their fake embassies.

    • Stiff necked fools
      January 20, 2016

      They don’t need to invest in DCP….our benevolent gov’t has taken it over and will reopen it soon…remember that statement? LOL. Only in Dominica!

  7. jonathan st jean
    January 20, 2016

    Mr Skerritt when are you going to provide an accurate accounting to the people of Dominica for the sale of our birthright. Whilst we appreciate this man’s gift,you make him look like Robin Hood.What we want from you is information on the number of passports sold,total amount of money collected,names of persons/agents/companies selling our property, commission structure, how much of the money has been spent,balance of money on hand,what and where the money was spent on.
    You appointed Baroness Scotland to help mobilize assistance post Erica and you are yet to tell us how she performed and how much money she raised.You appointment a Nigerian … to assist you in finding development for Dominica and you have yet to tell us what her results are to date.You have taken numerous trips overseas regarding sale of passports, how much have you earned for the treasury?
    How about providing background information on Apex Capital Partners.You said you did due diligence on the Nigerian.

    • dayandnightvision
      January 20, 2016

      Jonathan St Jean I have a question for you. What have you done for Dominica since y9ou left ‘naneh karnel ago?

      • jonathan st jean
        January 20, 2016

        Since when does the Constitution of Dominica reguire that someone prove that they have made a contribution to your approval before commenting on matters that are of importance to them.Go figure.I on the other hand will defend your right to express your views.Just don’t burden me with extraordinary conditions in order to express mine.Thank you

    • viewsexpressed
      January 21, 2016

      Good and intelligent response Jonathan, the wise man from the East. The village of Castle Bruce now dead and dry like a dessert. The DLP killed it with handouts and took advantage of the poor and vulnerable.

  8. Roseau
    January 20, 2016

    What we in Dominica need is the rebuilding or building of our infrastructure (Bridges, roads, houses, airport, factories and better health facilities. How can we be satisfied with these little handouts when our country is looking the same way or in some places worst than it looked in the 1980\’s?
    Roseau for example had a place where we could play basketball, football, criket and the ladies could play what ever sports they wanted. But today we have gone back to the 1970\’s under this hopeless Gov\’t. So it is appaulling when I see the very people who know better because they themselves have travelled or were part of the Dominican development in the 1980\’ s, now sing the Party in power song
    We have to put Dominica first and actions speaks louder than words.
    Giving a child a Tablet and at the end of his/her high school years they don\’t have any place offering them jobs is one way to educate for overseas markets.
    This is the same old style politics that educated…

  9. vegnag
    January 20, 2016

    I am happy that tablets are being distributed among the youth now they can log on to the Government scam sites including My Dominica Trade House.com for themselves; and also all the British accounts floating around. and then they will see and understand for themselves that the tablets are just crumps from the exploitation of our passports; they can google Layou Hotel project also and many more sites so yeah give out tablets so we can get the young people to check the facts for themselves. Not losing the fact that we all want to know where all the millions in the sale of passports is or has gone to?

  10. Little man
    January 20, 2016

    Give lennox one for him to play candy crush he just on radio making story, so long creole season pass.

  11. Slim
    January 20, 2016

    “Skerrit said those tablets are being put into “very good” use by the students and teachers.” A sentence that demonstrates how utterly out of touch with his country Dominica’s prime minister has become. No lessons have been developed to encompass tablet and wifi technology, there are no guidelines, nor rules in place, and teachers are now faced with the task of managing these toys and their use in places of learning. Places that do not need tablets or wifi, places that are meant to teach children how to read and write, not swipe a screen. Misguided nonsense.

  12. Leah Remy
    January 20, 2016

    I glad!

    Cheap tablet that looking like us. When Skerritt was talking his rubbish about tablets in the last general elections, they were wining and dancing like there was no tomorrow.

    No talk of jobs, no talk of manufacturing or any sort of export at all.

    In fact I lie. We ARE exporting. We exporting passports. Is just that the profits not reaching our Treasury.

  13. vcase massive
    January 20, 2016

    All of allu against the tablet program hungry allu hungry

  14. Diaspora
    January 20, 2016

    LOL you all UWP people believe that everyone believe you all political agenda to bring down the Government? The money you all raised to help Lennox Linton should have been put into good use to buy tablets or computers for the nation’s youth.

    Is this how you all care about Dominica? you say that you all are poor but yet still Government ensures that you are paid to bail out Linton. Lennox have you all in a trance and this is leading you all in a very dangerous situation. You all don’t care about Dominica, you all care about Lennox and you all support his foolishness.

    BTW he will never become Prime Minister so if you all have a problem with that, you all can raise money and buy an island and get out of Dominica.

    • Nac Vibes
      January 20, 2016

      You cannot distract us with your stupid question, your government is a lazy bunch ….. selling our country …..

  15. Trevor Fabien
    January 20, 2016

    Correction: Financial state not Financial shadow. :-D

  16. Trevor Fabien
    January 20, 2016

    If only the amount of tablets handed out over the past few months could have been translated to the number of highly skilled jobs created over the past 5 years. Just imagine how much more prosperous 1000 more citizens would have been.
    Oh and don’t forget the positive impact it would have on the social security account of the country. One thousand highly skilled jobs taken up by highly skilled Dominicans paying a higher tax rate would would boost the coffers of the Social Security and perhaps they might have been in a better financial shadow than they currently are.

    NOTE: Total tablet distribution =8200 to date. Im talking about 1000 skilled jobs in 5 years here,do the maths.
    How many of these jobs have been created by the way? Can someone please enlighten me.

    Oh and never mind the fact that we need a proper publuc library with a computer suite and business centre so the young and old can share ideas in an environment conducive for learning.
    No, I’m just dishing out…

  17. real deal
    January 20, 2016

    The PM smiling like is so much that going on in Dominica. Nothing going on in the place man. Two hundred tablet. What is that ?. They need to stop taking Dominicans for a ride man.

  18. Face the Facts
    January 19, 2016

    My concern is that they take proper care of the tablets. Avoid eating and drinking near them. If food and liquid fall on them they could be damaged and may be irreparable.
    Make good use of them. They should be utilized for school work; probably homework but with supervision.
    If they are well-taken care of and not overused which may overheat them, you should know they will not last long.
    Study hard; be diligent and graduate. When you become adults, the future will be yours. Therefore, prepare yourselves accordingly for a good paying, stable job, whatever your preference and/or whatever you are able to obtain which may suit you.
    Life and times are not stagnant. By the time you grow up, much will have changed. Brace yourself for what is to come and what will be certain to affect you.
    Be strong and flexible for your present and future benefit.
    Learn to appreciate all that is good. Be appreciative and thankful. These are godly virtues.

  19. gee
    January 19, 2016

    …And the crap continues..Some day it must come to a halt. Get the hell outta there with your tablet stupidness ..

  20. Ban
    January 19, 2016

    What a mess. Boy look nonsense going on. Go away with your comess tablets. We do not want them.

  21. Truthman
    January 19, 2016

    It would have been better if your company decided to build at least ten homes for some people who lost their homes completely. What the hell we doing with tablet.

  22. Ettie
    January 19, 2016

    How much money those agents get from selling our passports. 200 tablets cannot help our kids. Are we going to choose the kids who will benefit from those tablets? Guess the labor kids will get them. Right?

  23. Doc. Love
    January 19, 2016

    A lot is being said about who is beneficiary and who is not, in terms of the economic citizen program. This is what Skeritt had to say in terms of beneficiaries. He wrote on face book, “earlier today I participated in a very short but important ceremony where we received from a benefactor, Apex Services, an agent of the Economic Citizenship Program of Dominica, 200 tables and the beneficiaries being the children of Dominica.” Recently, Mr. Linton made a statement, that Pinard Byrne had benefited as a beneficiary in the amount of $800,000 from the sales of passports through the economic citizenship program. He was criticized by a senior council, who Mr. Clint Lowe, editorial director of the blog, Mass In The Cemetery, referred to as ……. The sale of citizenship passports appear to have two serious beneficiaries, the children of Dominica as far as Skeritt is concerned and Pinard Bryne as far as Mr. Linton is concerned.

  24. Mine
    January 19, 2016

    This is so much crap. This so called PM should be ashamed to publicize this. Where are the jobs for our kids? Who needs tablet when we are suffering to pay our bills. PM, go back to the drawing board. You are an embarrassment to our country. Very shameful! Shame on you,,,

  25. looking out
    January 19, 2016

    so how is that this man gave us 200 hundred tablets and he is there presenting them and the Government say Venezuela gave us Eight Thousand (8,000) tablets and not once during the distribution was the Venezuelan ambassador was present .or was it one of those passport fellas that gave us those tablets. Just asking?

  26. Extremely
    January 19, 2016

    Zorrrr awa wii. Roads to fix and bridges to build and the man excited about tablets. Correct me if I’m wrong. So we give passport and get tablet in return

  27. PoKeSa
    January 19, 2016

    Poor D/ca, just can’t understand the significance of what’s headline news for the PM, should receipt of these tablets be something of such significance to occupy his time? What so much emphasis on the Economic Citizen Programme.

    PM what the nation want to know is what is D/ca’s balance-sheet? What is the real wealth of D/ca? What is D/ca’s flow of goods and services? What is D/ca’s wealth per person?

  28. bubbleboyrismality
    January 19, 2016

    Some tablets have real bad side effects. Let’s hope we can recover from all of them. Some day, all our donors will come calling on us for payments and interests. Then people will say, “But it wasn’t a gift nuh?” By then skeritt and his boys will be long gone – Leaving us to pay the debt that they had created. They will be on some resort sipping Pinacolada and Caviar. While we suck rock salt, fine salt, and all kind of salt. Dictators do not have any conscience; neither do they feel sorry for the evil they have done to their own people and country. I’m reminded every time of the phrase, “TO HELL WITH THE CONSTITUTION.” Had these words be uttered by a leader of any other country – Then, that leader’s leadership would have been suspended constitutionally and permanently. But sad to say, mond Dominique kooyor ur peel.

  29. Public
    January 19, 2016

    So tablets alone skerite can get for dom in a can??? Mr just wanna fool his supporters with his tablet thing. Them tehbe labourites probly svreaming labourrrrr ka twavay!!!!! Hahaha. Call the electiion now labour must win again!!! Hahahahh

  30. dissident
    January 19, 2016

    Padna you are so disgraceful!
    INVESTMENT! INVESTMENT!
    is this part of our recovery efforts post Erica?
    Is this man serious?
    Tablets for citizenship?
    After you leave office we will rub your record in your face!
    After announcing 50 petro casa from Venezuela you grinning for de camera with 200 tablets!
    That’s low skerrit.
    You almost reach de bottom of your bag of tricks and look who’s laughing now!!

  31. anonymous2
    January 19, 2016

    Another effort fulfilled to keep those kids under mind control with computer devices. The ministers are already under mind control. How lucky you are if they stop working

  32. %
    January 19, 2016

    Skerrit is really grasping at straws…I hope one day soon he will tell us about Lapseng,Alison Madueke,Paulo Zampoli,

    Timothy Cornwall, Francisco Corallo,Rudulph King,etc..
    Once Mahaut Constituency Association is saying that they endorse Skerrit,this
    is a sign that they are feeling the heat…We did those things when I was in LABOUR PARTY OF ROOSIE and Pierro.

    • Valley
      January 20, 2016

      Blackmore trying to get back on track…. lolol. Mi roro

  33. Dirty Love
    January 19, 2016

    Oh yes mr pm give Lennox one to go on Facebook to play candy crush soda.

  34. Peter Potter
    January 19, 2016

    Wow, 200 tablet! And where is the money for all the passport sold? Or are the 200 tablet payment for 200 passport?

  35. jim jones
    January 19, 2016

    more fire because u did not pay for the tablet u did not take care of it so don”t blam the gov”t for that

  36. Just Saying
    January 19, 2016

    What percentage of the student population will benefit from these tablets?

  37. committed
    January 19, 2016

    Skerit, why don’t you just go, go away.
    We are sick and fed up of you.
    You are like a “Boe boe” that doesn’t cure. I want to vomit.

    • Face the Facts
      January 19, 2016

      I hope you are not at least a church-going Christian. Even so or not, what you stated is not nice. When you make such comments or prior to, you should consider how much you offend God.
      Some of you, with that type of mentality and tendency, will one day pay for your words. It is a serious matter and one to be taken seriously. You should know why.

    • Jacey
      January 19, 2016

      He will in God\’s time….NOT yours….pathetic

    • indira Ghandi
      January 19, 2016

      Why is Skerrit that has to receive the tablets?
      So everything is Skerrit?
      What are the other ministers doing?
      Why does Skerrit wNt to be in charge of everything?
      Something is terribly wrong with that.
      What is he tryi g to hide.
      look at his face?
      See how mych he has changed.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      January 20, 2016

      That is what you are saying now, but by the time election comes around again, and Mr. Mountain Chicken Crapo Mentality, smile with his dimples on his cheek and you see the dimples, and free food, free rum, free money and house, and red cloth; you will scream weeeeeeeee papa; I voting for him eh!

      Cause he handsome eh!

      If you are serous about what you are saying wait until election day, and vote against him; encourage everybody you cross path with in Dominica to do the same.

    • dayandnightvision
      January 20, 2016

      Well committed, you will be vomiting for a long, long time, because PM Skerrit will be there for a long, long time.. My sympathies to you for your continuous vomiting. maybe you need some GRAVOL

  38. Not So Fast
    January 19, 2016

    WHERE IS DOMINICA’S PASSPORT MONEY? WHO IS BENEFITING? coming with tablet. Skerrit alone can buy a whole 40 foot container of tablets if he wanted to from China by not cashing in the US 400 daily even though he lives at his condo when in NY. Stupes.. what is there to be grateful about? All these ploys won’t whitewash the issues. Somebody selling something that belongs to me, benefiting and I am poor but must say thank you to them for trinkets. Black people have forgotten it was their love for trinkets and shiny things that got them into slavery while giving up their Gold and diamonds and oil. Carry on. Every single time there are hard issues going on that puts the spotlight on deception and fraud come with some distraction. If you’re not posting old pictures of your wife online, you’re busy with tablet. WHERE IS THE PASSPORT MONEY FROM THE PROGRAMS ROOSEVELT SKERRIT?

  39. Youth dont play
    January 19, 2016

    This is irrelevant to be in news. What I need is my salary for 6 months I working no salary. Their table full ours empty. Sell those tablets to pay me my money. I cannot wait for 5yrs to come

    • Face the Facts
      January 19, 2016

      There is a problem why you have not been paid for that long. Who has not paid you? Who is at fault? Do something about it but peacefully.

      • i
        January 20, 2016

        zor sootiweh ehhh ….do something about it peacefully after 6 months u talking about peaceee

  40. January 19, 2016

    go away with your tablet none sense

    • Ideal
      January 19, 2016

      So that’s how they paying, with cheap tablets? Skerrit we need the money not cheap gifts. It is time you stop fooling Dominicans. We are hungry we need our pay at the end on the month. Please PM Skerrit
      do good for Dominica. The people love you don’t treat us like this.

  41. January 19, 2016

    What an insult to us. Dominicans millions are being made selling our passports. These tablets cost $29. You f I the maths and then consider crumbs or chicken feed. Can we assume that this is investments thst are talking about.
    One passport US $200000.. The lot of tablets $5800.00. But ignorance is rampant in Dominica and our people are use to being fooled by lesser people who call themselves politicians.

    • indira Ghandi
      January 19, 2016

      Wait A minute.
      Is that what Dominica has come to?
      You mean to tell me Skerrit want to use those old cheap tablets to fool the people.
      people go and find out the price of the ko sho ney tablets Sierrit giving all you and see it it is worth all you vote and all you passport money.

  42. Just Saying
    January 19, 2016

    Out of curiosity what is the demographic make up of Dominica, i.e, how many infants: birth-3 years, 4 yrs-11 yrs, 12 yrs-18 yrs…65 yrs-80 yrs, and 81+? Additionally what is the male/female breakdown of these groups? How many school aged children from preschool through college and vocational school are there in Dominica? How many are special need students in need of individual learning plans? How many adults and senior citizens are special needs and in need of special assistance? I’m asking to understand the demographic make up of the island, and how much of a technological impact these 200 tablets will have on the island’s technological advancement. How are the recipients of these tablets identified and selected? Will the tablets be distributed based on economical need, (children of parents who cannot afford to purchase the tablets), or will there be a random lottery? DLP and UWP need to get beyond the pump & circumstance and get down to the business of serving the citizens.

    • viewsexpressed
      January 20, 2016

      Well said and these issues and questions have been asked and out before the government especially before and during the election gimmick. However What you are asking is really beyond the comprehension of this illiterate government who know nothing of the process and planning in development let alone understand the demographics you rightly spelt out,

      Good observations……This DLP government is illiterate and corrupt and have been abusing the poor and vulnerable of Dominica since Skerits emergence as PM. A sad state of affairs

  43. Floridian diaspora
    January 19, 2016

    This is one of our PM’s biggest accomplishments so far since the passage Erika. Oh boy, if only those tablets were jobs. This is called electrical/technological red clinic at its finest. I wonder how many tablet receiver’s parents have a suitable income where they could afford to purchase an adequate data plan in order for them to use theses tablets to their full potential. Hmmm!!! It seems that when your PM isn’t up to anything worthwhile, petty things like this make big news. Instead of telling us and bragging about the government gave out 8000 tablets over the past year tell us about how many jobs you have lined up in the pipeline coming our way. We are not circuit boards so we electronics can’t sustain us. I don’t want to sound ungrateful here but most times these handout devices are inferior outdated pass me down left overs that companies are looking to get rid of because they have moved on to the next big thing.

  44. Malpala
    January 19, 2016

    Mr watching dem tablets like want to take them back an run, run garcon!

  45. bubbleboyrismality
    January 19, 2016

    Let’s hope he feels better after he take those tablets. :twisted:

  46. cameron
    January 19, 2016

    Skerrit you have lost your mind,these guys are laughing @you man,can tablets provide employment and food to our citizens.YOU ARE A JOKER.ANGELO WILL HAVE FUN WITH THIS ONE.

  47. REAL!!!!
    January 19, 2016

    I trust this time these tablets will be used to establish a structured cutting-edge facility for the children to develop skills in the technical space of programming , APPs development and support .
    This will be transferable to the globalized technical space therefore providing better leverage to compete for opportunities in the global marketplace.

  48. January 19, 2016

    Rossvelt Skerrit is an embarrassment to himself, he is an embarrassment to his family, and to the country, why dont he do the last honarable thing and resign, time jerk start Dominica, While we need $1,3 billion to rebuild, our only income is coming in the form of iPad, Skerrit is a Magee :wink:

    • D/can to de Bone (F)
      January 19, 2016

      Would loe to Be PM.. hope your jump start the country economy in seconds . Zyou all people have mental problem and full of political hate..

      • viewsexpressed
        January 20, 2016

        Your mental problem has just been confirmed. Thanks

  49. No Pride
    January 19, 2016

    If u insist on selling the country at least you should have enough sense to get somthing in return!!!

    • Tjebe Fort
      January 19, 2016

      Are you serious, you selling yourself so cheap? Well, your name says it all.

  50. Chakademus
    January 19, 2016

    We would rather have our dignity.

    • Princess Natari
      January 19, 2016

      All he is doing is targeting the young minds , many of whom he knows will be able to vote at the next election. This is the age of internet children and how better to try to trap. them.He wants to impress on them that he gave them something so give him something back. Isn’t that what many of their parents are falling for?

    • Face the Facts
      January 19, 2016

      What dignity and for what? :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

  51. street side
    January 19, 2016

    this is a good venture…by just reflecting so many firms and persons selling passports like hot bread over the globe, dishing a few low cost tablets doesn’t do anything to the economic situation in Dominica…someone is getting the millions and cunning the dazed and lack luster folks in dominica…

    The issue with Dominica is that it operates under complete darkness nothing transforms in manner for the masses..

    All the sectors in Dominica are dead, but sadly the foolish citizens sit in the dark hoping something will fall from the skies…
    Omg…what a shame…

    • d-a born
      January 19, 2016

      I fully agree.

    • viewsexpressed
      January 20, 2016

      Well said…well said. Just one correction in your message….it is “People” selling passports ….and NOT “Persons” selling passports….
      Thanks

      • Me
        January 20, 2016

        Well, it are people selling passports to persons, or not?

  52. Shameless
    January 19, 2016

    That guy looks very unhappy in the photo. Looks like he is ready to get the hell out of there :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    On a more serious note, Skerrit again trying to mamaguy us with those tablets by saying the agent presented the tablets. Garson STOP those tricks on us because our eyes are no longer “wide closed”! Part of the deal was to pay for him to pay for the tablets with passport monies and so you guys will present it as a gift from the agent to pacify Dominicans. You guys tired tell lies and half-truths even if you get caught at every turn. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Is that to compliment the DLP campaign pledge?

    One more time Mr. Skerrit, please have the names of ALL foreigners holding our passports published in the gazette (special edition) along with all monies received by the treasury and agents (both legal and illegal). STOP trying to fool us souplay- papa-bondieur ! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    Assertive, Never Aggressive! :twisted:

  53. KID ON THE BLOCK
    January 19, 2016

    ““Wonder what Mr. thinking of?~~~ :roll:

    • Tjebe Fort
      January 19, 2016

      For once you talking sense Kid. mr. Katz is probably saying to himself:”Boy, I sure hope this is enough to get my licence renewed, but it hurts already!”

    • %
      January 19, 2016

      @Kid Under The Table I know that you are living in denial, but these are the people benefitting full time from the sales of our passports.Then the 200 tablets represent the CRUMBS which we get….Skerrit has made no mention of the commission these agents get from selling our citizenship.Skerrit clearly thinks that its you only that he is speaking to, but he is fooling himself.Skerritt needs to tell us the amount of money he has collected post Erika.How much has Baronnes raised.WHY IS THIS A SECRET? I wish those clowns in government had the tablets more educationally ready and equipped to help the majority.

  54. Stiff necked fools
    January 19, 2016

    Only question — how much commission do they make on the sale of each passport? How profitable has this business been to them since operation?

    200 tablets X $100 USD each (max, cuz they prob bought in bulk and got a big discount) = $20,000 USD. If they make 10% commission of the sale on ONE passport ($200,000) they would easily recoup the cost of this “gift.”

    Sorry friends, but once again this is much ado about a drop in the bucket, when in fact this company should be singing Dominica’s praises for the hundreds of thousands of dollars our poor behinds are providing to this firm, their family, and their country!

    For a poor little rock in the Caribbean sea we seem to be very profitable for more developed nations. Sounds like colonialism, mercantilism, or throwback to our pre-independence days. Then again, I guess things never changed.

    • January 19, 2016

      I bought two tablets-one for my 3yr old grand daughter and one for my eighteen month old grandson .They both can use it but the question is how much did i pay fro them? less than 40 bucks each.

  55. More Fire
    January 19, 2016

    Would love to know why half of the tablet the student at the high school received stop working??……………Including my daughter own at Convent High School………………More fire…….

    • verve
      January 19, 2016

      Because they are old tablets that were returned/damaged and repaired to look new again so they won’t work for too long.

  56. derp
    January 19, 2016

    so those tablets are for the private sector now hmmm :twisted:

  57. Nana
    January 19, 2016

    Crumbs from the table

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