Promised tablets to be received before year end – Saint Jean

PM Skerrit shows one of the tablets at the rally last year
PM Skerrit shows one of the tablets at the rally last year

All secondary and Dominica State College (DSC) students have been given the assurance that they will receive tablets promised by the government during the course of this year.

Minister for Education Petter Saint Jean revealed at a press conference that the process for delivery is “well underway.”

“As it relates to the tablets, we made a promise to the Dominican public that we would deliver tablets to first of all the secondary and college students,” Saint Jean said. “The process is well underway and in time the tablets will be delivered to every secondary school student and every student of the Dominica State College (DSC). The promise was that it would happen this year and it will happen this year.”

At a Dominica Labour Party rally in the run up to general election last year, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the tablets would actually be delivered by January 2015.

“Ladies and gentlemen, I have been speaking to you about the fact that this Labour Party has secured a commitment for the purchase of 7,500 tablets for our school children,” he said to thunderous applause. “That is the tablet our children will be receiving that our children will receiving come January 2015 …”

However, after the election, the story of the tablets took another turn.

In January the Minister for Information, Science, Telecommunication and Technology, Kelver Darroux said that the “proper mechanism” was being discussed to have them delivered.

He stated that these tablets will be given to all secondary and college students on island but did not give a specific time frame.

The promise of the tablets has been the subject of numerous jokes on social media, while others have dismissed it as just political gimmick.

See a social media meme below on the subject.

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103 Comments

  1. June 1, 2015

    I from the pcss and the children making noise with teachers an dem saying tell skerrit to bring their tablets for them .skerrit want people to vote for them and when they win the election they can not bring the children tablets for the look a shame .next time I will tell my mom to vote for uwp.

  2. True Dominican
    March 7, 2015

    Minister, do you mean free tablet coco?

  3. March 5, 2015

    the person calling his or herself the facts did you read your comment before posting it?did you listen to the prime minister when he made the promise to every school child on island?do you know that we are in march and that january 15 is long gone? do you know that after the initial promise to every school child for the tablet we were told that the tablets are here and that they are putting the mechanism in place for the distribution of the tablets? And finally did you hear the latest on the tablets?If you answered yes to any of these questions, what are you talking about patience and graciousness stiff necked fool?

  4. Anonymous
    March 4, 2015

    I believe that the tablets coco should be given to the primary school students also Mr petter st jean have u ever seen a house being built with the roof first no u start with the foundation first lolololololol YDF

  5. ATKINSON
    March 4, 2015

    Boy i am here in Atkinson still waiting for my flush toilet that was promise, but i could use the tablet to watch labour party and gis telling me how good the dominica doing, while sitting on my pit toilet :mrgreen:

  6. hhhm
    March 4, 2015

    so kalinagos cyan pay their college fees eh? well i cyan say a feel sorry for these people.
    tablets by January eh?
    let them wait for tablets still.
    i bet if Sanford had told them it was a lie they would not have believed him.
    Dominicans are the most backward electorate in the oecs… so easily fooled over and over and over again.

  7. The Facts
    March 3, 2015

    Those who conduct business should know that the product is not always delivered when it was promised and expected – on time. How often some people promised to do a job for you and you prepaid them. Then they may never turn up or they did a bad job. You lament about the money you paid; also your time, waiting for “a no show-up” and your money went down the drain. What do you say and do about that?
    In this case, the tablets were promised. It is not unusual that there must be an obstacle why they were not delivered as promised through no fault of the PM.
    Patience is a godly virtue. They will be delivered when they have to be delivered. Consider they are free to the children. Therefore, they too must exercise patience.
    Be aware, “Jokes made at the expense of others are not worth the hurt that is inflicted.”
    Some of you, if not all of you are church-going people. What happened to your patience and graciousness? Do you have none? Mortal and spiritual food for thought.

    • Peter Potter
      March 4, 2015

      You again! You a one blind and deaf DLP supporter if I have ever seen one. Keep your wisdom to yourself. We unlike you can see and hear now – lies, hollow promises, fixed elections, incompetence of the Labour regime, corrupt Ministers and advisers, a cabinet without vision….

  8. TOYOTA MATT
    March 3, 2015

    Why are you uwpites so interested in the tablets the PM has to give to the schools? You all hate the PM that much one would believe you All would want nothing from him. Let Laborites complain; not you ALL. So glad Red Clinic close, All you scrunting now!..ha..ha..ha :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  9. Doc. Love
    March 3, 2015

    We hear promises of tablets, but we have not been told who will be responsible for the internet or wi-fi connections. Maybe the tablets will be used only at the schools or colleges. According to a friend, if Skeritt can open a red clinic, give free pit toilets, spend an alleged $30 millions on a campaign, giving Wi-Fi connections will be as easy as selling a Dominican Citizenship Passport.

    • just saying
      March 5, 2015

      yeah. go and find a job and pay for your own wi-fi!!!!you getting the tablet the least you can do for your child is connect internet for them.

  10. March 3, 2015

    100% ashamed of this party. SMH. Dca could not be run by a band of worse people. Why dont Petter tell us why the goverment is owing so many foreign Universities and the DSC? Use the tablet money to clear some of DCa’s debt. shame shame shame. Just give give give and never do anything that will actually take the country forward. shame.

  11. joking
    March 3, 2015

    not even if the sky is falling down

  12. Wondering
    March 3, 2015

    Is the Government going to give the tablets to the students or to the schools for use by the children? If the government is going to give the tablets to the children will the children who get into school next year get tablets next year and every other year get tablets too? Who will be responsible for accounting for these tablets?

  13. jojo
    March 3, 2015

    What makes all you think that 7000 tablets could be manufactured in one month. :lol: :lol:

  14. The Prophet
    March 3, 2015

    Could it be that our leader is reluctant to give us the tablets because they remind him of the Tablets of the Covenant that would reveal the truth and caused the leader of the chosen people to perish in sight of the promised land because he smashed the original ones given by Jaweh and rewrote them himself?

  15. bougla
    March 3, 2015

    ah coconut tablets made with brown sugar is tasty. dunno about de other tablets dem man talkin about.

  16. Dominic
    March 3, 2015

    tablet coco boy labour car maty

  17. yesterday
    March 3, 2015

    The only Tablet you’ll will get are the suppository type, to push right up your rear end.

  18. Doc. Love
    March 3, 2015

    Very interesting, only this morning, I heard the Matt Peltier show asking questions about the promised tablets. Is it a coincidence or are Skeritt and Pattar trying to avoid more political damage to the sinking ship painted red. It is going to be a very interesting 100 days in office. Racketeering at the Labor Division, now a big fat lie, public workers have not yet received their back pay and PWD workers have not been able to get their full salaries. No wonder the animal show will soon be revived, damage control will be hitting the airwaves like Hurricane David winds.

  19. Titiwi
    March 3, 2015

    If you want to stay sane listen to Dr. Benjamin and keep taking your tablet!

  20. March 2, 2015

    I met mr D arroux, and mr St Jean, they are both nice prople , they all love kids and their countries, but the reality in dominica we have a money problem, even the opposition party they also love their people and their country. But we as citizens must do more to help our people who we all love. I promise to help mr StJean and mr Darroux with the kids which is our future.

  21. March 2, 2015

    All we do as dominicans is beg and talk, let us think with our brains come up with a plan to solve our own problems. As a dominican I will pledge $3.000.000 to what ever project you people want to undertake when it comes to supplying dominican kids with computers. Build good working libraries with good computers, or giving kids a personal lab tops. The government can only do so much. We as dominicans must fo more to help our people, stop the talking e r need action.

  22. di coco
    March 2, 2015

    I hope is an apple ipad and not no cheap cheap thing you know.

  23. mahalia
    March 2, 2015

    He is obviously copying a page of the UPP government in Antigua whilst they were in power. But he is putting the cart before the horse. The UPP government first put down computer centers in every constituency with tutors in place so that everyone who wanted to be educated in computers, had the opportunity. As well as foreign language classes. Free internet services in the heavily populated and less fortunate areas around the town. Also guidelines and restrictions before those tablets were placed in the hands of the students.

  24. Francisco Telemaque
    March 2, 2015

    I bet anything Skerrit and Peter is going to lie and say they cost millions, when in fact there are sources, which makes them available to School children from kindergarten to more advanced classes for less than (US$5.00) five US dollars!

  25. Northern Bell
    March 2, 2015

    Lets give the govt the benefit of this lie. The tablet will come, we have to believe that. But was he lying when he promised in January? Now, how much is a tablet anyway, these things are dirt cheap on ebay whey are people so anxious about crap. It is not samsung nor HP.. it will be crap if it does arrive. It is shameful to see Dominicans salivate like never-see-come-see on crap. But that is how the govt view Dominicans, cheap beggars who will fall for anything. Anyway, Dominicans go stand in line and continue to salivate over Chinese tablet.

    • Peter Potter
      March 3, 2015

      you hit the nail right on the head!!! Poor Dominica!!!

  26. Co on
    March 2, 2015

    I waiting for the back pay and my nephew waiting for his NEP salary.

    • Ma Moses
      March 3, 2015

      A gentleman told me over the weekend that in the Dutch Antilles NEP apparently means fake. Go figure!

  27. gentle e rest
    March 2, 2015

    i highly doubt we will ever see those tablets! just like in 2009 all the promises at laplaine like employment agency to be fair to the administration the only ones i a security firm and a consultant ompany both private nothing from gov’t so reallly!!!!! I won’t hold skerro to that promise he throw another one and he caught them hook line and sinker

  28. March 2, 2015

    some of them have noting to eat tonight and you talking tablet.monkeys labour ka

  29. DEMOCRACY 4 DOMINICA
    March 2, 2015

    These Tablets/Computer/ Ipad what have you, were deemed infected with Virus/Malware deliberately by China. Dominica is only one of the Islands in the Caribbean targeted with this Scam. This was recently reported by the United states and St. Lucia who received the exact number that this Government is promising was notified.
    So why does Skerrit insist on distributing these Items when the Region has been warned of the danger?
    The students should categorically refuse to accept this gift and let the government know that they will not be used as pawns in whatever Scheme this Regime is involved in to destroy Our Country.
    RISE UP! I SAY RISE UP ! SAY NO TO CORRUPTION!

    • Francisco Telemaque
      March 2, 2015

      Any kind of rubbish Dominican falls for you know. The Haitians once accepted what they believed to be cough medicine from China which turned out to be green radiator coolant, that when parents gave it to their children, they were poisoned.

      I wrote that on DNO last week they did not print it, however that is documented:
      “Wang Guiping discovered how easy it was to enter China‚Äôs pharmaceutical supply business and earn extra money. Records also revealed that to fool buyers, Wang falsified his license and laboratory analysis reports.

      Wang declared that after making the first order of counterfeit syrup, he swallowed some of it. Once verifying that he was fine, he shipped it to Qiquihar No. 2 Pharmaceutical in 2005. Some time later, Wang found a reference to diethylene glycol in a chemical book. After manufacturing a second batch of syrup containing diethylene glycol for Qiquhar Pharmaceutical, no taste-test was performed. The counterfeit syrup ended in ampules of Amillarisin A,…

    • an island son
      March 2, 2015

      ‘Rise up, I say rise up, say no to corruption’ – is that the stable door I hear closing AFTER the horse have bolted?
      In matters of politics the ONLY time your opinion matters is at the ballot box. (Once every 5yrs) your opinion Is only of value to the holder. Everyone else can take it, leave it, agree, disagree or ignore it. Yes it does not and will not make any difference.
      So save your energy until the next election date when you can hope enough people share your opinion to make a difference

      • Titiwi
        March 3, 2015

        Correction Island Son. Our opinion does not matter a damn, is our vote they are after and that has become an article for sale. You really believe Roosevelt Skerrit cares one iota about our opinion? Is our vote he wants at any price to make him look democratic and keep him at the top of the pinnacle.

  30. Truth Be Told
    March 2, 2015

    Let us be serious about this. Wouldn’t it be more productive to ensure that every village has a public library equipped with free internet access, computers and printers for research, homework and any other on-line work or activity that anyone in the communities may wish to undertake?

    • No Nonsense
      March 3, 2015

      Dominicans like a short term benefit too much.. That’s a great idea nonetheless

    • The Facts
      March 3, 2015

      In order that each person gets an opportunity to use the Internet, there would have to be time-restrictions that each could utilize the computers. This is how it is done in especially Toronto, in those non-profit organizations, at no cost to the users, adults and students also children. There is also an age limit for children. Those organizations are funded by the government and also some business owners.

  31. too late
    March 2, 2015

    If Dominicans sat and witness minsters get rich on them while they still working for $1500 is that they will worry with?

  32. like team #767
    March 2, 2015

    hmmmmm.. not tablets alone we will get.. promises promises promises an none are being fulfilled…

  33. Labour Commissioning
    March 2, 2015

    Darroux and St.Jean, I say to you: “FIX IT”!!!!!!

  34. Next Level
    March 2, 2015

    A number of Kalinago College students couldn’t continue this semester because of lack of funds . . . I thought DSC was suppose to be free for Kalinago students. . . .

    • Merlot
      March 3, 2015

      That was promised also…WHEN are Dominicans going to grow backbones and demand of this administration what they PROMISED??? There are recordings to prove what he said on the campaign trail. The election is over… Now it should be a matter of fulfilling those campaign promises. Smh

    • ESTATE MASSIVE
      March 3, 2015

      well those caribs, “is so I know how to call them”, love handouts and believe skerrit should give them everything for free. they were hard working farmers, fishermen and crafters, now the majority sit by a rum shop all day and wait for their salary just to vote the labour party. the caribs know what is victimization because they were victimized for hundreds of years be it racially, physically and mentally. IT IS VERY UNFORTUNATE FOR THE CARIBS TO ALLOW POLITICANS TO CONTINUE TO FOOL THEM.

  35. I want a tablet tan!
    March 2, 2015

    Brand? And I hear we not keeping them? I not in skewo business na.. as a student.. i want my tablet to bring at my home! Thnks!! I not in Skerrit Business!!

  36. Concerned Dominican
    March 2, 2015

    This article makes the claim that 7,500 tablets are to be delivered to Secondary School and College students. I am presuming therefore that the intention was, when the announcement was made, to capture the students of voting age and their parents in order that they would vote for the government for yet another term. Now that the elections have come and gone, the initial date for delivery is no more and no one is sure of when, if at all, these tablets will be delivered! Instead of announcing all these ‘expensive’ intentions for short term gain why has the government not seen merit in spending the same amounts or less to install top notch computer systems within the schools far and wide which would be beneficial to wider school populations for years to come? This is simply a manifestation of shallow thinking on their part! Selfish greed!! Where is the money coming from in such hard economic times to splash out on INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS so as to secure votes at an election?

  37. karla is back
    March 2, 2015

    come to think of is skerro is it really necessary to give each child a tablet

    • Hero Worship
      March 3, 2015

      well why is now you questioning that? when he was saying his nonsense on platform all like you so was probably screaming “yayyy”

      So have a seat.

  38. All Foold day lie
    March 2, 2015

    DIVIDED BY FRIDAY LYRICS

    “You Fooled Me”
    The lyrics of this song really describe the lies of Skerrit and DLP. I hope Ian Douglas concurs here.

    You fooled me; took the air out my lungs, now I’m in too deep.
    You fooled me; should’ve known that your love was empty.

    I’ve been waiting up, but feeling down.
    You’ve been staying out.
    You’re saying that it’s nothing.
    I can’t lie; I think you’re bluffing.

    Who did you become?
    We’re coming undone.
    So, tell me what to do.
    Why’d it have to be you?
    Said you were lost till I found you.
    So, why’d you find another bed?
    I’m tired of all this running ’round; lipstick, wine and wrinkled dress.
    So, why’d you throw it all away?

  39. All Foold day lie
    March 2, 2015

    Bye the way I know how to spell “Fools” or “Fooled.” So don’t tell me about my name. The promise was for January 2014 Petter Saint Jean. Anyways, if you want to believe all of us are fools (and maybe a lot f us are), the promise was for January and I don’t think there are two Januaries in any year. Not even in a leap year! The date of today is March 2, 2015.

    • A Doubting Thomas
      March 3, 2015

      Man proposes a date God has another date in mind for His own reason. It will happen when the time is right. I firmly believe that. I have faith.

      Look didn’t the UWP Leader tell us the UWP was winning the elections? Did they win? Look what God said. The Dominica Labour Party under the astute Leadership of the Honourable Prime Minister Skeritt are who he wants to govern our Isles of Beauty, Isles of Splendor and not the UWP. Praise God.

      The Tablets will come, not from your Pachie Coco nor from Pastor Bull Pharmacy but when the time is right.

      I believe the UWP can win the elections again when the time is right but we know not in less than 15 years. Why? The UWP is not ready yet and will not be ready in the next 15 years.

      So bash the Government as much as you want. Condi Daddy Chess “It Is What It Is” What a brilliant calypso as it comes to mind.

      • Ms. Educator
        March 3, 2015

        I have a bridge over there I can sell for you wi. :-D

    • The Facts
      March 3, 2015

      And so you know how to spell? In the context you used the word, it is “By” not ‘Bye’.

  40. All Foold day lie
    March 2, 2015

    “At a Dominica Labour Party rally in the run up to general election last year, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the tablets would actually be delivered by January 2015.”

    DNO, I do not know if this is another promise Skerrit made but I know for a fact that Skerrit promised each Kalinago student would get their tablet by January 2014 and not 2015. In fact he repeated himself several times and neither himself nor Petter Saint Jean or any of the laborites ever corrected the date. The false date of January 2014 when he knew we were in Dec. 2015, days before an election he himself called for December 8 2014, was deliberate, well calculated since he knew very well that he was in the Kalinago Territory which is further proof of how much respect he has for the Kalinago people. He knows he can give them an ALL FOOLS DAY lie in December even if he knows All Fools Day is in April.

  41. CONCERN
    March 2, 2015

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: hahahaha bojai look tory cordi Dominicans WHOOSH!! PAS TABLETS

  42. March 2, 2015

    So Dominicans sold their vote for no name no brand tablets. Really and truly are tablets really what our students need? What about paid guidance counselors? What about school feeding programs? Is Skerrit aware of the number of students who leave home without a proper breakfast? What about the number of students who fall btw the cracks of this universal education mumbo jumbo. Anyways if is that Labour party has to give, give plp children ipads.

  43. Langue kabwit
    March 2, 2015

    These politicians must stop taking people for granted. The Prime Minister knew that he could not deliver these tablets by January 2015 as a matter of fact he even said January 2014 guess this was subconscious. These politicking must stop, be more practical because if the people want to vot for you they will still do. You all are grown men dealing with a nation, stop treating us like children when parents promise a toy and if you don’t the children will remind you.

    • Mamizoo
      March 2, 2015

      How do you expect politicians to stop this crap when the people praise them and reward them for this. Put yourself in the shoes of unscrupulous men whoSe sole interest is self enrichment thru deceit and adoration by the people. if is not broken why fix it. If lying,stealing and impoverishment win election why change the formula.

  44. Erasmus B. Black
    March 2, 2015

    When he initially ran for public office in 2000, the Dear Leader lamented that he was the only person in Vielle Case with a degree. As PM, he said one of his goals was for a degree in every Dominican household by 2015. With the 2015 deadline for that goal fast approaching a tablet goal was added on the campaign platform. What is the progress report on the goal for a degree in every household? How many people in Vielle Case now have degrees? And what about the Millenium Development Goals on education Mr Minister? The deadline is also drawing nigh.

  45. Kay
    March 2, 2015

    Give it to them before next election , they don’t mind they easy too fool

  46. Mamizoo
    March 2, 2015

    The irony here is that Petta St Jean is hinting that it is the end of the year that was promised. A ho EST Christian preacher would most like say so.ethics g lime ” we apologize for the day but we are working on meeting our promises. Petta chose the same old boldface arrogance and Hubris approach.
    But who is Petta to suggest that Skerrit erred , fabricated or exaggerated.

  47. oledaag
    March 2, 2015

    SMH…
    GIVE GIVE GIVE…
    FREE FREE FREE…
    HANDOUT HANDOUT HANDOUT

    Why sacrifice :?: Someone’s gonna take care of us. Creation of a dependency monster. Magwaysa smh

  48. Lang Mama
    March 2, 2015

    Wheh whey whey 2000 years we waiting for a fella name Jesus to arrive. Bitcoin Jesus was suppose to be in Dominica in March now he in jail. Tablet Jesus was suppose to be delivering in Dominica at the end of January Tablet Jesus is MIA

  49. Doc. Love
    March 2, 2015

    According to Queen Nefetari of Egypt, Ramses wife, are you a laughter Skeritt, a laughter of 7500 school children. :lol:

  50. COMBOS
    March 2, 2015

    man at this stage be real a tablet in every house is what we need… this will make a great difference in the economy… this will help us to get jobs and send our children to school… wait my dear friends with me with baited breath,,, till the end of the year…. dont drop down from malnutrition and hunger etc… wait…. wait for a tab…. we have the best pm.. he loves us.. he want to give us tabs……

  51. tru d bino q la
    March 2, 2015

    The amount of coconuts displayed beneath this article, I have no doubt that the promise of tablets will be fulfilled and may be enough left over for sic coco.

  52. cantstandnonsense
    March 2, 2015

    Stop being ridiculous people…. so you mean that there were actually voters who stood in the box on December 8th and said “I voting for labour cause tablets will be sharing in January”?I don’t think so….. I was a promised made and as before the dlp has never failed to deliver so we will deliver.. upon delivery however I wanna hear the opposers cry….kissing my teeth….

    • Kord Kapi
      March 3, 2015

      Peole are not saying the dlp will not deliver….people are talking about the promised date of delivery…it is long passed…why give a date of delivery, if yoh know you can’t delivery the item om that date? That is called playing with the minds of the people….aka trickery.

      I remember during the election, someone on their, some cantankerous labour, was always wrting..where is de manifesto, when uwp gave a date on which they would released it….which they upheld…why is this labourite now asking his leader and Mr. St. Jean, on behalf on the many children who have been waiting in anticipation, where is the tablets? They are long overdue.

  53. Da
    March 2, 2015

    This is so shameful , that there are Dominicnas who still believe in majic!

  54. laborte 4 fun
    March 2, 2015

    you all missing de point.
    Skerrit told them that the tablets will be given in January 2014…. they were so intoxicated they could not tell a lie from a truth. :lol: well look it

  55. Zandoli
    March 2, 2015

    Is he going to ensure every home is connected to the internet?

    • anonymous2
      March 2, 2015

      It is going to insure that every home that has one and its’ user(s) are spied on by government agencies. They want your faces on the video cam.

  56. TRUTH
    March 2, 2015

    Those tablets were to be funded by Venezuela. We all know what is going on in Venezuela right now. By the grace of God the promise will be delivered.

    • PetProjects
      March 2, 2015

      Buy ur own Tablet. lmao :-P … Don’t put God in your business with Skerrit lies!!

    • Anonymous1
      March 2, 2015

      … Venezuela was going through this WELL before the promise was made. Don’t be so naive…
      Eventually “they” will find a way to deliver something (tablets) but don’t use Venezuela as the excuse for late delivery because what is happening down there did not start during our election campaign nor after our election campaign.

    • La Terre
      March 2, 2015

      Please leave God out of this, He does not like LIARS and TRICKSTERS!!!!!!!

  57. grell
    March 2, 2015

    Dominicans have become the lowest on earth falling for all these scams by those cronies,and it so sad,January come and gone and no tablets,who is picking up the tab,the cheap tablets will come from china refurbished and will be distributed,slavery has been abolished over 200 years ago yet our poor people still have the same mentality,sad very sad.Skerrit your day will come,Jesus freed his people and he will again,god be with you.

    • Tjebe fort
      March 2, 2015

      Don’t let it be lenovo tablets. According to Angelo they contain malware and could act like a one way mirror. China spying on us.

    • Luvin' DA
      March 2, 2015

      Grell with all due respect, I will have to disagree with the comment “Dominicans are the lowest on the earth”. I agree we may not be as progressive than our neighbors, but I do believe in more ways than one we are very progressive people. It is just a matter of time until the world realize we had it right all along.

      As for the tablets…great for the students who will be able utilize them to further their learning.

      • grell
        March 3, 2015

        what you all had right all along tell me,dominicans have become lazy and beggers and Skerrit is laughing his way to the bank each day on the poor people,you have all the rights to agreee and disagree,and just disgusted by this man.

    • Zandoli
      March 2, 2015

      Dominica is a nation that has gotten used to people giving us stuff. We have become a beggar nation and that is even down to the personal level.

      Let me give you an example. I went to Dominica for Creole Festival. I met some friends I had not seen in a few years. I was at Creole in the Park. I instinctively offered to buy them a drink without first seeing that they were each holding a drink which they had just started. So I said “oh I did not see that in your hands”. One of the guys said to me “just buy the drinks tickets and we will get our drinks after”.

      I was taken aback by that comment. At first I did not want to do it, because I thought that was a bit crass. But I thought maybe that is how things are in DA, so I got about 5 extra tickets and gave one to each of them. If someone offer me a drink and I already have a drink, I will politely decline the offer.

      But I guess that is what successive governments have done to the minds of our people.

      • Luvin' DA
        March 2, 2015

        Hey Zaondoli,

        I see you point. However, is this government conditioning or lack of proper upbringing?

        The behavior you described is not unique to Dominica, it is very common in every part of the world and across every ethnic group. Free, Gratis…etc is a very attractive word. :wink:

    • The Facts
      March 3, 2015

      When you make such a statement about D/cans, surely you should know you have included yourself. This means you are not exempt, speaking on yourself and throwing words at yourself. That is good. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

  58. Merlot
    March 2, 2015

    STUPES!!!! If Dominicans want to continue to fall for that they wrong. Skerrit and his henchmen are just MAMAGUILING people and it’s getting REALLY old really fast… WAKE UP DOMINICANS!!! PLEASE for your own sakes!!!

  59. dominican to the bon
    March 2, 2015

    my child is on her last year at college. hurry up!

  60. March 2, 2015

    Can the Minister of Education or the PM tell us which Country these Tablets are coming from . Another thing how many children in Secondary Schools and in Collage that don’t have their own Tablets , because I ‘m sure a lot of them already have, and what will the Ministry do with those Tablets that will be left over.This is something that should be handled properly so that no child is left behind.

    • anonymous2
      March 2, 2015

      You people are so materialistic. You never see the bigger picture.

  61. PetProjects
    March 2, 2015

    hahaha Dominicans sold out for $19.99 usd Tablet ..Skerrit and his labour party will tired fool allu.. :lol: :lol:

    • Boss Lady
      March 2, 2015

      Ok. ? I Smell An Immature Person . Right Hereee ^^^^

  62. Annoyed
    March 2, 2015

    I thought Young Bull told all of you to check the tablets at Bulls Eye Pharmacy

  63. March 2, 2015

    I must laugh it went from January to before year end no specific time frame

  64. Peter Potter
    March 2, 2015

    No, the promise before election was by the end of January. Stop trying to fool us! It’s very plain and simple, yet another election promise broken. Nobody believes you guys anymore, you are a bunch of notorious storytellers and unfit to run this country.

    • anonymous2
      March 2, 2015

      True. But they are still there……doing nothing for the country. Too many people here don’t bother to vote.

  65. alas
    March 2, 2015

    First of all you made a promise to deliver dem in January.
    You failed on that promise.
    A whole month passed by before you make this statement of tablets coming by year end.
    Unlike during elections you wont dare mention a month……fool me once!!!!!
    Secondly, that promise was first made specifically to de Kalnago people…..fool me twice!!!!
    De millions of dollars spent on de election compared to de dollar amount for 7000 tablets is chalk and cheese.
    Big billboard of Ian Douglas…….de election doh finish yet!!!!!
    Right outside Secret Bay Hotel!!!
    De same hotel dat was boasting last week of all its accomplishments!!!!
    Dat billboard have to be good for business!!!
    where is de president?……..what about de rule of law???????
    Is there rule of law in Dominica?????
    Bandes bank hugely owned by de Government of Venezuela will be assisting us to make payments towards de increase in Public Workers salary.

    Stop lying to us!!!!
    you lost 3 seats!!!
    you want to lose…

  66. Miss Marie Tablet
    March 2, 2015

    This kalinago brother need a tablet to make tablet coco?

  67. CC
    March 2, 2015

    Election bribes thats all it is

  68. Fast N FURIOUS
    March 2, 2015

    Everything takes time and most times my PM has to fabricate lies and illusions just to keep the dumb and gullible Laborites like Emile Zapatos,Real Porsdie and I drunk, foolish And ignorant. :mrgreen:

  69. Bond
    March 2, 2015

    LOL, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me! This is so comical how Dominicans allow themselves to fall for these poor excuses that DLP has been fooling them with. How can you grown people allow your children to see you in these situation?

    • Princess Natari
      March 2, 2015

      Good for them. And pray they never get them. The fact is most people whose children have tablets are not those who voted for labour. Some people ard just too foolish. Next is public officers and their salary increase, wish them luck. Some who work in labour division already cash in anyway.

    • anonymous2
      March 2, 2015

      Their children will be making the same mistakes. Everybody is gadget crazy.

  70. Cyrique
    March 2, 2015

    This is one of the reasons why I backed St Jean all the way. He delivers on his promises and he has the interest of our children at heart. Well done Peter!!

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