Efforts continue in Dominica to have US embargo against Cuba removed

The Dominica Cuba Friendship Association (DCFA)continues to lend its support to the international movement to lift the economic blockade against Cuba.
President of the Association, Dr. Damien Dublin reported the successful staging of a solidarity motorcade in Roseau last week which was organized in collaboration with the Embassy of Cuba in Dominica, to continue to draw attention to the issue.
The United States embargo against Cuba prevents American businesses, and businesses organized under U.S. law or majority-owned by American citizens, from conducting trade with Cuban interests. It is the most enduring trade embargo in modern history.
The embargo has had a negative impact on the Cuban economy resulting in a loss of billions of dollars in trade and other opportunities.
According to Dr. Dublin, during the rally, the solidarity message was conveyed and emphasized in speeches by members of the DCFA, representatives of the Cuban Medical Collaborators, the Cuban ambassador and Dr. John Toussaint who represented the first group of Dominican graduates from Cuba.
Dr. Kenneth Darroux, Minister of Foreign Affairs and himself a Cuban Graduate, also gave some impactful remarks.
“The speakers generally called for an immediate end to the 60-plus years of economic and commercial embargo imposed by the USA . The significant contribution of Cuba to the overall development of Dominica was also highlighted,” Dr. Dublin said.
He added that the Dominica-Cuba collaboration has enhanced Dominica’s healthcare capability with the presence of doctors, nurses, specialists and hundreds of Dominica graduates from Cuba in varied fields which positively impacts the economy.

He pointed out that it was Cuba who sent troops to Africa to help liberate people there as well as sending doctors all over the world to help “stem the tide” during this COVID pandemic.

“Cuba is going through serious troubles because of this inhumane economic blockade imposed about 60 years ago. We think it’s a just and ethical struggle and a call for all who believe in human rights to join this activity of solidarity,” Dublin noted. “We at the association [are] just playing our part from our end as we join with the others on this Global movement, to help lift and end the United States commercial and economic blockade against Cuba.”

The United Nations (UN) has, for the 29th consecutive time, adopted a resolution to lift the economic and commercial blockade against Cuba.

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34 Comments

  1. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    July 19, 2022

    Read This Man-Dod!
    That day—January 1, 1863—President Lincoln formally issued the Emancipation Proclamation, calling on the Union army to liberate all enslaved people in states still in rebellion as “an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity.” These three million enslaved people were declared to be “then, thenceforward, and forever free.” The proclamation exempted the border states that remained in the Union and all or parts of three Confederate states controlled by the Union army.

    The Emancipation Proclamation transformed the Civil War from a war against secession into a war for “a new birth of freedom,” as Lincoln stated in his Gettysburg Address in 1863. This ideological change discouraged the intervention of France or England on the Confederacy’s behalf and enabled the Union to enlist the 180,000 African American soldiers and sailors who volunteered to fight between January 1, 1863, and the conclusion of the war.
    Note the date 1863.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      July 19, 2022

      Continue reading Man Dog!
      The abolition of slavery in 1834 enabled Dominica by 1838 to become the only British Caribbean colony to have a Black-controlled legislature in the 19th century. Most Black legislators were small holders or merchants……

      I read where you Mr. Dog, claimed that slavery in America was abolished two (200) hundred years after Dominicans were emancipated by the British. Unless something is wrong with me, I believe that if we do something like this: 1863 -1834 = 29 so the difference seems to be twenty (29) years.
      I don’t know where you get you information from; so maybe you can elaborate on this situation to.

      What Is Juneteenth? – HISTORY- And that is in reference to America only.

      Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed.
      Tell Roosevelt that date has nothing to do with Dominica; don’t celebrate it!

  2. Lin clown
    July 15, 2022

    All guns used by the Dominican police to keep the weekly marchers in the Dog house are made in America.Go to Philadelphia in the USA,people live worse than animals.Black people are still slaves in America,more of them are in jail,on drugs and in poverty than any other raceThe US went to Vietnam and murdered hundreds of thousands of innocent men ,women and children.They did the same in Korea,murdered innocent men women and children.In Afghanistan and Somalia the same,hundreds of thousands of people murdered.Today they are supplying the Ukrainians with weapons,exposing the people to the military power of Russia,all in the name of democracy.The UWP supported the overthrow of the Venezuelan president by the US.Today the US is negotiating an oil deal with Venezuela and UWP with the support of their supporters remain like aholes.The Americans have killed more innocent people in the world than any other country.Any other country on democracy not America.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      July 18, 2022

      “All guns used by the Dominican police to keep the weekly marchers in the Dog house are made in America.Go to Philadelphia in the USA,people live worse than animals.Black people are still slaves”
      Guy, why don’t you shut up you damn …..!
      Where in Philadelphia people live like slaves; you are a ………. impressionist; if that is true then the black Dominicans living in Phili are living like slaves, some of them are undocumented, can’t even get a damn job, ask yourself how do they exist in America?
      You lie worst than a damn dog!. why don’t you shut up; lie and say you serving in America military, let me inform you even if you write under a fictitious name, wherever you are in that dirty crab hole lying, you can be found, and if you are in the military here, we can get you kicked out, say I told you.
      damn liar!
      I know Philadelphia, and I can tell you the worst city, or town in Phili nothing in Dominica can be compared, okay, I been there many times. You have not!

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        July 18, 2022

        You lying dog; the average annual household income in Philadelphia is $72,419, while the median household income sits at $49,127 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $58,547, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $51,945. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $31,150 and $34,445, respectively.

        You lying bastard, that which you read has nothing to do with people in any scientific profession, doctors, nurses, and teachers, Engineers, the average scale above relates to unskilled individuals, and mostly retired people.

        How many people in Dominica make that salary?
        If you say the politicians, I will ask you how much out of that they thief even the head damn thief!
        Hahahahahahahahah!
        And if you say Dominica government is buying guns from America, to shoot people in Dominica, I must contend your government is stupid, the the members are damn fools!
        You see how ….. you are balling without making sense!

  3. kubulol
    July 15, 2022

    Respecting human rights, free elections, opposition parties allowed, ….
    and the embargo will be removed !
    May I recall that an embargo is not a blocade
    The cuban dictatorship can buy whatever is needed from any other country, especially from other dictatorships in the world ; there are many of them !

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      July 15, 2022

      So, I wonder why the hell Dominicans allow Roosevelt that damn Mountain Chicken Crapaud crapo Mentality, bit of scum of the earth bring these Cubans to Dominica to demonstrate?

      They cannot they demonstrate against the wicked vicious communist regime in Cuba, why would the bit of scum of the earth Roosevelt Chichi Royer Skerrit bring them to Dominica to Demonstrate against the United States of America?

      Roosevelt should be in jail right now serving life for involved in corrupted activities which I shall not mention, except that the judicial system should be demanding that he disclose the source of his wealth. The man is a crook, supporting a crooked thieving regime in Cuba!

      The Cubans seems happy under the circumstances in which they live; so I don’t see why Roosevelt a nobody is challenging the power of America.

      You know Atlas placed the world on his back attempted to carry the world, which resulted in him unable to walk!
      Keep screwing with America Roosevelt!

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  4. Protest
    July 15, 2022

    So Cubans are free to protest in Dominica, not one police officer in view and Dominicans cannot protest in their own land.

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    • Beta
      July 16, 2022

      All you are slaves in your own country… Chinese, Haitians, Cubans are allowed to do what they want.

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    • Man bite dogs
      July 16, 2022

      @Protest, Hush your backside with those lies of yours go away from here get back to your Rabbit cage!!

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      • ccs
        July 18, 2022

        Truth hurts doesnt it dogs

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    • Zandoli
      July 16, 2022

      Which goes to show the government through the police force knows full well that these protests are harmless, but they are intent on crushing the opposition, so they will behave in the same way as the Cuban does to its people.
      Cubans are also not free to openly expressed their dissatisfaction with their government.
      If Cuba allowed its people to be truly free to express themselves the argument against the Americans would be stronger.

  5. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    July 14, 2022

    The Castro regime, would rather keep its people oppressed, in bondage for as long as this world exists, rather than humbling themselves, and do away with communism; and associated with the rest of the normal world!
    At one time, there were communist countries all over the world.
    All of Eastern Europe, was once ruled by communist regimes. However in the late 1980s and early 90s, communism began to crumble. Hence, the soviet union dismantled. Today, there are just five countries in the world that are communist.

    Those countries are North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cuba, and China. Unfortunately Cuba is worst off than the rest. Support from Roosevelt Skerrit and the scums calling themselves Dr., talking fart are only upholding crooks as usual in Cuba, getting rich, at the expense of the poor and battered Cuban people.
    If you asks me I might suggest, they are moving Dominica towards communism, that is the ultimate goal; when that is accomplished Roosevelt will reign forever.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      July 14, 2022

      Economy is the term used for the production and consumption activities that take place in a nation seeking to efficiently allocate the nation’s resources for the public benefit.
      On observation, one would discover neither Cuba, nor Dominica has an economy; the sale of passports cannot be considered an industry nevertheless, that seems to be Roosevelt economic development of the country; that is madness, total madness!

      Cuba on the other hand seems to have a sound tourist industry; in addition to nation’s such as Canada investing in Cuba. While the poor in Cuba including doctors works for peanut, Castro’s yearly pay is US$1.15 million which means his monthly is approximately US$96,000.00 per month!
      “According to the Twitch data leaks that was released in 2021, Castro made more than $2.3 million from August 2019 to October 2021, this amount is accounting for subscriptions made to him and in addition to this amount, he would have extra income from donations and bits.” In a poor…

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        July 18, 2022

        So, while Castro, and his hand pick dogs (puppets) who aide and abate the
        brutality of the poor Cubans makes millions of United State currency per year, a Cuban heights paid quack, (doctor) earns US$67.00 dollars per month while the average quacks are paid US$60.00 per month.
        Nurses are paid a maximum of US$40.00 per month, while the monthly salary of a teacher is 225 Cuban pesos equivalent to US$9.30 per month.

        So, we see a Patton here Roosevelt pays almost a million, or more dollars per year in rent to someone nobody in Dominica knows!

        Who owns Roosevelt rented house, it alleged the rental house belongs to him.

        But watch this now the minimum wage in Dominica is EC$4.00 no time to show the calculation, but that amounts to $8,320 per year, not enough to pay Roosevelt rent.

        And that’s how the thieving dictators and politicians live of the blood of the people even in Dominica, some of them have billions of dollars in they and their friend names.

        Damn thieves!

    • Man bite dogs
      July 16, 2022

      Another bag of coal dust from Francisco, Ibo, and him is the same person or identical twins.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        July 18, 2022

        Man Dog, can you give me the definition of the word “lie” and the term “truth?”
        I doubt you know the difference: so be informed truth is defined as that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality!
        Now, I can simply tell you that the word lie simply means “untrue” however I will take it deeper into your mind to bring it to your attention that you speak without knowing what you talking about.

        Man Dog, a lie is an assertion of something known or believed by the speaker or writer to be untrue with intent to deceive! “Roosevelt Skerrit does that; he lie to avoid jail.”

        You know that sucker lie every second of the day.
        Now I can tell Protest did not lie; it would appear that Roosevelt have these damn Cuban demonstrating in Dominica against the United States; why the “F” he and the damn thieves could not demonstrate in Cuba; the regime would not have that happen there!

        Somebody in Dominica is a damn idiot; the man is an idiot; an actual fool!

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          July 18, 2022

          Continue:
          Dominicans do not have anything to gain from Cuba, except their communists ideology, and the the quacks Roosevelt brings to Dominica to screw up people’s live’s through medical malpractice.

          Our nation nevertheless; have everything to gain from America, had it not be so, the thousands of us who have made America, the U. S Virgin islands, and Puerto Rico our home; we would be in Cuba!

          The worst thing Roosevelt can do is cause the United States to first cut back on the number of visas they allow Dominicans each year, or perhaps stop issuing to our people.

          What if the immigration commenced rounding up all the illegal Dominicans on the mainland, and the USVI, that might pleas that corrupted SOB Roosevelt, as he hope they would all be sent home to vote for him.
          But; with that said, Roosevelt might use his mouth against America which might cause the powers that be to instigate the removal of Roosevelt from government in the country.

          Roosevelt; tell me that…

  6. Tt
    July 14, 2022

    Don’t complain, when soon dominica will get itself in trouble with all the corrupt practices.

    Focus domestically stop worrying about Cuba.

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  7. Me
    July 14, 2022

    Slavery was effectively abolished in Dominica in 1836, in Cuba not until 1886. Are we asking them for reparations Dr. Dublin?

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    • Man bite dogs
      July 16, 2022

      And slavery was abolish in America 200 years later, that is the reason white Americans still have the same mentally bad attitude towards blacks!!!!

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  8. J.John-Charles
    July 14, 2022

    What about the embargo this communist regime have placed on the Cuban people. I would like to hear the DLP and others, to call on the Cuban dictatorship and say to them
    “We appreciate the help you are giving us, but please, set the Cubans free,”

  9. Bwa-Banday
    July 14, 2022

    If only Cuba would ease up on its own people and have them decide their own destiny the impact of that embargo will be miniscule. Some grown as* hard back men with outdated “human” control philosophies keeping their people enslaved to satisfy their own egoes are destroying the nation. Yes the embargo is contributing to the poverty but why are we not asking the harder question? Why is Cuba is only real communist island state in our hemisphere? STOP the hypocracy and call a spade a damn spade. The same people in line demonstrating are the very ones supporting Skerro as he tries to emaulate Cuba in Dca. Go figure..

    When Cuba start opening up by allowing its people the freedom they deserve I will join the cause. Those of us who have been to Cuba can see through this propaganda on our streets. Dub and his gang should use their energy and demnostrate for electoral reform right at home so we don’t end up like Cuba

    YES I SAID IT!!!

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  10. My Bad
    July 14, 2022

    No problem but in exchange the US should put embargo on Roosevelt Skerrit and a few members of his corrupt administration

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  11. If we knew better
    July 14, 2022

    Last time i went to Cuba in 2018 i had a blast. I met tourists from all over the world. The food was completely excellent and the people were kind and very friendly. While there, i felt that maybe it was better that the US was kept out. In Cuba, the Cuban dollar is worth more than the US dollar. This ensures that their currency takes precedence. Would love to go back there. The reason who there is an embargo is because the Cuban revolutionaries kicked out American mobsters backed by the US government who were destroying Cuban society and economy. Americans were buying up prime real estate. Disenfranchising Cubans and using Cuba as a washing machine to clean their dirty money. Hence the Embargo. Not sure how Cubans feel about it, but i liked Cuba how it was when i visited. Keep in mind that America is not the end all for salvation. there are Russians, Germans a host of other countries that have a presence in Cuba. They are leagues ahead of Dominica in many respects, especially in health

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    • hmm
      July 15, 2022

      tourists always have the best time in these failed states. Try actually living there for a few years as an ordinary citizen.

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      • If we knew better
        July 18, 2022

        Granted, but Cuba was definitely a better vacation than Dominica. If not for our nature, D/A would be undesired. Take that how all you want to but its the truth.

    • Bwa-Banday
      July 18, 2022

      “Americans were buying up prime real estate. Disenfranchising Cubans and using Cuba as a washing machine to clean their dirty money. Hence the Embargo.”

      You are such a hypocrite my friend. Skerro, China and his legion of thieves are doing the very same thing in Dca today that you are chastizing the Americans for doing in Cuba. Again, you are buying into the narrative fed to the unsuspecting by the Cuban hardbacks. Did you visit the coutryside in Cuba? Lovely places but no money and constant fear of being monitored by the government and it spies.

      Man Cuba would be way better off as a capitalist country, albeit Cuban version that does not enslave and imprison its people. They should free their people because in case you did not know it while you were free to visit Cuba, Cubans cannot freely leave their country. STOP THE HYPOCRACY!

  12. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    July 14, 2022

    All of this garbage is designed to take the focus off Roosevelt corruption in Dominica; it is all designed to deviate from the weekly organized march, and the opening of the eyes of our nation.
    There is a Spanish term “bloqueo” which means blockade; nevertheless, there has been no physical American Naval, blockade since the Missile Crisis in 1962, when Castro had the Russians installed missiles in Cuba to use against the United States.

    Blockade is an act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving.
    On June 23, 2021, a resolution demanding an end of the US economic blockade on Cuba was passed by the General Assembly for the 29th year in a row. One-hundred and eighty-four countries voted in favor of the resolution, the United States and Israel voted against; Colombia, Ukraine, and Brazil abstained.
    So, to the idiots in Dominica talking about blockade, I asks how come people are traveling in and out of Cuba including Americans?

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      July 14, 2022

      Funny, it appear that is a bogus photograph of people holding Dominica flags, they all look Cuban to me; all it does is serve as an embarrassment to Roosevelt and his puppets Kenneth Darroux, and Dublin, talking fart!

      Running their mouth off, trained in Cuba, the only place on the planet they can play doctor is in Dominica, and all they and their Cuban born counterpart brought to Dominica does; is harm people. Even when Darroux father had his medical issues, he went into combat with Skerrit (doctor) to get his father to another country for real medical treatment, while the Cuban quacks hurts our people.

      There is an impose official American economic embargo (ban) on Cuban; that is not preventing Roosevelt from selling passports to Cuban, so why he is so irate and hanging himself over the embargo?
      Note: Cuba has been virtually embargoed by most of the noncommunist world, and Roosevelt cannot do anything about that!

      Shut up; you criminal Roosevelt!

      Hahahahahahahahahaha!

      • Kal
        July 16, 2022

        All of them in that picture are intimidated health care providers; they were to assist or been punished by disciplinary actions likely ending back in the misery cuba living today.

  13. Ibo France
    July 14, 2022

    The economic embargo enforced by the U.S. on Cuba is having a deleterious impact on the lies of ordinary Cubans. It’s evil.

    At the present moment these beleaguered people are literally experiencing Hell. All the basic necessities of life are rare on unaffordable by the average citizen.

    However, the government of Cuba should ease up on the severe infringement of the citizens’ human rights. Something has to give.

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    • Socra Tees
      July 14, 2022

      I agree with you. Free and fair elections and an end to political victimization would be a good start for the Cuban government. Of course, the US is hypocritical in that it maintains diplomatic and business affiliation with China and other authoritarian countries.

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      • Ibo France
        July 15, 2022

        Very well said! Truth that cannot be refuted. Much respect!

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