First phase of new national hospital to be completed in May; hospital to be renamed

Artist’s rendition of a section of the new hospital

The first phase of the new national hospital being constructed by the Chinese, will be completed in May this year and upon completion, the much improved health facility will be renamed the Dominica China Friendship Hospital.

According to Chief Economic and Commercial Officer at the Chinese Embassy, Wang Quanhuo, the hospital project is the largest project undertaken by the Chinese in Dominica since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. He said due to the complexity of the project, it has to be divided into seven construction phases.

“The emergency building and the number one technology building in the first stage of the construction is planned to be handed over and to be used in May this year. The medical service and office conditions in the hospital will be more improved, ” Quanhuo said.

He said when the project is completed, it will provide Dominica with one of the most advanced hospitals in the region.

The Chinese official also revealed that in order to strengthen cooperation between China and Dominica in the area of medical health, the Dominica government has decided to rename the hospital the Dominica China Friendship Hospital, “which we are sure will become a permanent symbol of Dominica china friendship.”

Prime Minister Skerrit said in July 2016 that the government would be seeking suggestions from the public for a name for the new hospital which is being built on the site of the current Princess Margaret Hospital.

“We will be engaging the public on suggestions [as to] which distinguished Dominican or international figure we should rename this hospital [after] because I’m sure many of us have never met or may not have known Princess Margaret,” Skerrit said at a ceremony for the signing of Letters of Exchange between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica for the West Coast Road Post Erika Rehabilitation Project.

He said there are no problems with Princess Margaret “but I think that we have distinguished Dominicans who have assisted us in the area of health…I do not know yet, so we will hear from the public on that.”

He did not say what mechanisms would have been put in place to receive suggestions from the public.

Quanhuo said the second phase of the project will include the construction of the emergency helipad, renewable engineering system and the recyclable water supply system.

“At present, we are waiting for the Dominica government to submit the project proposal,” he stated.

Prime Minister Skerrit announced in January this year that the 1st phase of the project would have been handed over by April after the government took some time to do some changes to the design following Hurricane Maria. He said for the rest of the buildings outside of this first phase, the roof will be concreted.

The US$40-million China-funded project forms part of the four-pillar projects agreed to in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the governments of Dominica and the People’s Republic of China when the two countries established diplomatic relations in 2004.

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103 Comments

  1. Boobie
    March 24, 2019

    No!! He saving his name for…….watch this space people……

  2. TJ
    March 23, 2019

    Why not call it the hospital the , Phasel , our noted neg maroon. In case more info is needed about the name, ask Greg Rabess

  3. Change is coming
    March 22, 2019

    What????? Just name the place Dominica National Hospital and finish with that.

  4. Dominican
    March 22, 2019

    Paul Ricketts Memorial

  5. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    March 22, 2019

    Dominica is slowly becoming a Chinese colony right in the middle of the Caribbean. Next to come will be a Chinese Navy Base. Your illustrious PM will never be able to pay back the money he borrowed from China and put in his foreign bank account and they will demand he hand the island over to them as re-payment.

  6. Cash
    March 22, 2019

    Hospital name: Roosevelt Skerrit Douglas Charles Hospital

    • Boobie
      March 24, 2019

      No!! He saving his name for…….watch this space people……

  7. zandoli
    March 22, 2019

    Why don’t we just cede the sovereignty of island to China. It looks like we can’t do anything without a Chinese stamp all over it.

    • Gary
      March 22, 2019

      There is something you do not comprehend, gratitude. Your political partisan beliefs have robbed you from such comprehension.

      • RM
        March 22, 2019

        Gratitude is saying…. thank you sooo much for your assistance. One party politics is saying, as a government – no one else . involved, we have decided to name it after a world power

  8. Galileo
    March 22, 2019

    Have our leaders gone mad because there are signs of weakness is the party’s structure? This name does even make sense. It is very heavy and difficult to say. Dominica has numerous healthcare heroes after whom the hospital may be named. Then we wonder why people are not motivated to be productive at work.

  9. Zandoli claywat
    March 21, 2019

    Skerrit I am sorry but the longer you stay is the more people turning against you. To put China on our hospital is a right down shame. Revoke that decision forthwith!

  10. fIREMAN
    March 21, 2019

    Debt trap….check oit Africa and whats happening…

    • Man bites dogs
      March 23, 2019

      Yes I agree with the name or it should be “China Republic Hospital” and who do not like it tough sxxt go to America 🇺🇸 to be treated!!!

  11. Winston Smith
    March 21, 2019

    Sure, change it from Princess Margaret – after all, Dominica is an independent nation now and the British monarchy is a symbol of colonialism – but for heaven’s sake, reference your own proud heritage and not the people who fill your begging bowl.

    • Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
      March 23, 2019

      Dominica is not independent, Skerritt has already sold Dominica to China and put the money in his overseas bank accounts. He is a multi-millionaire.

  12. PENNY
    March 21, 2019

    Everyone is complaining about naming a hospital, Y don’t we take more time to worry about the kind of equipments and quality care that will be available for our people. That way most of my people will not have to fly out of the country for medical treatment or left for dead. Anyway I hope is not just one of those pretty pictures and Design i see every time election is around the corner.

  13. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    March 21, 2019

    Chinese Premiere Roosevelt Skerritt is soon going to hand Dominica over to China for the new Chinese colony in the Caribbean named the Chinese Colony of Dominica. The man has it made he already has millions stashed in his overseas bank account courtesy of his Chinese masters. After the hospital they will be constructing a Navy Base at Portsmouth named the Dominica China friendship navy base.

    • Martin Burke
      March 22, 2019

      Totally agree with You. Just like Ireland listening to E.U.

      • Pipo
        March 23, 2019

        What do Ireland and the E.U. have got to do with naming a hospital in Dominica after China. If you have a problem with Ireland being a member of the E.U. you can always go and live in the U.K. with an Irish passport you need no visa for that and can even vote in the U.K. Come to think of it perhaps we should call the it the E.U. donor hospital.

  14. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    March 21, 2019

    “the much improved health facility will be renamed the Dominica China Friendship Hospital. ”

    That is an insult to our people, and indeed our nation sovereignty!

    We hear of improved heath facility; nevertheless, is Roosevelt simply talking about his artists rendition, or is he simply focusing on the appearance of the material used: piled together to form a visible architecture?

    Improve health Facility, in the first place means skill medical professionals, specialist in the field of cardiovascular treatment, heart specialists, other professional specializing in internal medicine; specialists in endocrinology, and neurology too.

    With such professionals services retained; the hospital must be equipment with the modern day diagnostics machines, and instruments.

    Without a series of highly trained medical doctors a building will not change anything!

    If the idea is to employ Cuban trained, and China-man doctors, nothing will be change, people will walking in with a…

  15. Captain Obvious
    March 21, 2019

    Debt trap diplomacy at its finest.

    • Anne Winn
      March 22, 2019

      IF the Chinese had any diplomatic intelligence they would disguise their debt trap gift by not slapping their name on it. Or perhaps the Prime Minister and the Chinese ambassador really don’t care what the people think. Has anyone heard of an effort to solicit suggestions for naming this hospital? And oh by the way—are the Chinese giving Dominica a helicopter to land on this helipad? Just asking.

  16. AA
    March 21, 2019

    Birth certificate

    Name: made in China
    Date og birth: May 2019
    Place og birth: Dominica China friendship hospital
    Where is that ?

    • Galileo
      March 22, 2019

      Have our leaders gone mad because there are signs of weakness is the party’s structure? This name does even make sense. It is very heavy and difficult to say. Dominica has numerous healthcare heroes after whom the hospital may be named. Then we wonder why people are not motivated to be productive at work.

  17. iprotest
    March 21, 2019

    de work left undone with steelwork rusting and exposed is clearly visible from the st aromert road just opposite popeye.
    dat work was not part of the second phase….my middle name is not dotish!!!!

  18. Ti Garcon
    March 21, 2019

    Why not name it after Jaco, the legendary marron leader, or after some other marron leader? We name nothing after these great men. We just do things to appease petty politics and do nothing to honor those thst laid the foundation for us. As a black men, ince you due tou are forgotten, unless if a white person decides to record and catalog your memory.

  19. Shad
    March 21, 2019

    But what “commess” is this!!! So Dominica is really for China then? Dominica-Friendship Hospital….Dominica- Friendship Bridge….but what is really going on? Is there something that you are trying to tell us Mr.Skerrit. Smh

  20. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    March 21, 2019

    Roosevelt lie about everything!

    They keep talking about a new hospital, when all of Dominica see the construction work being done is nothing more than additions to the old Princes Margret Hospital.

    In Dominica its always an artists rendition; we saw many like that in the past.

    Question is; on completion will it look like the artists rendition, or will it be like the the hospital the Chines built for the people of Afghanistan?

    Will it be a repeat of Afghanistan where on delivery to the government it was useless to them. They got a bit of garbage, where they found even air Conditions were installed in reverse venting inside of offices and wards.

    The Afghanistans simply condemned the building; unfit, not habitable!

    How long are they going to continue playing construction on that building; something is wrong: even if they started from the ground up on open land, that should be long completed!

    Will it be ever completed?

    Anything Roosevelt Skerrit touch turns to …

  21. JK
    March 21, 2019

    Nahh Skerrit. I’m a labourite but I hate that name.

    • Pipo
      March 21, 2019

      Is not even original and not unique. Check China-Uganda Friendship Hospital, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Pak(istan)-China-Friendsip Hospital, Sierra Leone-China Friendship Hospital. These are ones I could find straight away, not to mention all the China Friendship bridges in different countries.
      I mean, how boring can you be but all the same it repeating the same message that this is China business. They practice colonialism without using their army, very smart I must admit.

  22. Jolly olly
    March 21, 2019

    :-? :-? :-?

    ????? WTFFFFFF ?????

    If this isnt the STUPIDEST decision under the skerrit regime!!! – because this administration is not democratic.

    Black listed by the EU , now you decide to rename THE ONLY hospital capable of handling any trauma patients on island after China? ..

    When you get a mortgage, does Credit union require you cal your house hacienda credit union? if this was merely a loan from the ” Friendly ” chinese, they wouldnt give 2 …. if you called it goodwill hospital – China is going to come collecting and Dominicans – not skerrit, after he escape on his Private helicopter, will be the ones who are …….

    Time for mister to go !

  23. iprotest
    March 21, 2019

    First phase completion of a hospital take 15 years!
    You want a lollipop?
    Too little to late!
    Another 15 years to complete 2nd phase?
    Shameful and insulting

  24. You
    March 21, 2019

    Some people are so narrow minded. While all your relatives are overseas you are blasting the Chinese. TheUS and Europe have absolutely no interest in the islands. How much investment are the Europeans and the United States have in the region. How much criminal activities does the engage in compared to the amount of Dominicans who are deported for crimes..

    • Lin clown
      March 21, 2019

      Francisco,Viewexpress,%,read your Blue leader’s message.He is leaving all you BlueBugs behind.See what he did to you with Election Reform and Voter’s ID cards.Now what are you and Durand saying.Are you all going to block all Ports of Entry?You guys are really inferiour to your Blue.Always taking you JA’s for a ride.

  25. We need a vote!
    March 21, 2019

    Dear DNO, we need to have a return of the voting that you used to have before. We need to vote on:
    – name of new hospital
    – returning of parrots
    – cleansing voters list
    – national ID cards vs voters ID cards

    – reversing the name change of our beloved mountains (Morne Diablotin to Morne SantĂ© (Mountain of Health), Morne aux Diable to Morne LapĂ© (Mountain of Peace) etc which they did in 2012 https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/general/mountains-to-get-new-names/

    – reversing the constitution of the IPO commission
    – reversing the universal secondary education and reinstalling Tech Voc
    – returning the land of former carnival city back to the state and installing a permanent festival city

    Lots of issues DNO, the point being, we need more public engagement on the important decisions in our country.

    • Gary
      March 22, 2019

      You are entitled to your opinion. Do you really believe that the return of voting previously done by DNO can confirm the established truth regarding the direction Dominica should move forward on the issues you mentioned, what a fantasy. Your point that more public engagement is needed on the important decisions in our country can be described as cliche rhetoric.

  26. LifeandDeath
    March 21, 2019

    LMAO!!..Skerrit serious nuh, with that name..PLEASE be sensible Dominicans, that don’t make sense at all. Dominicans Skerrit begging for us to give him rest but it seems like we sleeping. #wakeup!!

    Thank you China but u too metay!!..Everything ain’t got to bear your name.

  27. foreign observer
    March 21, 2019

    Dame Eugenia must be spinning in her grave.

  28. Ohboy
    March 21, 2019

    This hospital should have been constructed 15 years ago immediately after the MOU agreement in 2004. This should have been first on the DLP list instead of waiting until now. This current DLP is a backwards government. Instead they gave DA a stadium first. Bunch of brainless politicians brainwashing the people of DA for 15 years. Very very sad. The rest of the Caribbean Countries will continue to laugh at Dominica. Chupes

  29. SN
    March 21, 2019

    That’s not an appropriate name. How about naming it after Dr. Carissa Etienne and Dr. Paul jointly?

  30. carlty
    March 21, 2019

    I propose we choose the name of a great Doctor who passed away and name the wards of those currently existing. The Paul Ricketts Memorial Hospital… I like the ring to that. :-D .

    • jerry
      March 22, 2019

      I propose we name the hospital the Waitikubuli Memorial Hospital

      • Marlon
        March 22, 2019

        Stop going on. The dictator has deceided already…

      • Pipo
        March 23, 2019

        Even better, the Kubuli Revival Hospital to remind our memory and refresh our spirits.

  31. Rat Race
    March 21, 2019

    Capitalism …that’s all i will say about that Chinese situation in Dominica

    • Annon
      March 21, 2019

      Well, show me the money.

      • Rat Race
        March 21, 2019

        Good question! If you understand capitalism then,
        Look where the money circulating 8-O
        Look who closing business and look who opening 8-O
        Look how China take over Zambia’s national assets 8-O
        Look how they infiltrate Jamaica 8-O

  32. LaPlaine Observer
    March 21, 2019

    Inserting all these Chinese names into our infrastructure is not good for the advancement of Dominica. Why can’t we just call it the Dominica State Medical Hospital. Chinese are known for inferior products, and placing their name on our Hospital is a total disrespect of our sovereignty.

  33. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
    March 21, 2019

    I think we should rename the hospital: Return Our Parrots Hospital or Free Pampers Hospital. :-D :-D :-D :-D

    • Ohboy
      March 21, 2019

      This hospital should have been constructed 15 years ago immediately after the MOU agreement in 2004. This should have been first on the DLP list instead of waiting until now. This current DLP is a backwards government. Instead they gave DA a stadium first. Bunch of brainless politicians brainwashing the people of DA for 15 years. Very very sad. The rest of the Caribbean Countries will continue to laugh at Dominica. Chupes

    • Dd12
      March 21, 2019

      Hope the PM knows a hospital is not just a building. We need medication and proper equipment too

  34. LIES
    March 21, 2019

    Nothing in Dominica belongs to Dominicans?

  35. Creation Rebel
    March 21, 2019

    waiting for Dominica china friendship international Airport :lol: :lol:

  36. Dominican Citizen
    March 21, 2019

    The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) was build with British aid and named after Princess Margaret who handed over the Hospital to the People and Government of Dominica

    Within the PMH is the Louis Pasteur Policlinic built with French Aid

    The section of the PMH built by the Chinese should therefore be called the Dominica-China Friendship Medical Facility within the PMH.

    Why rename the entire hospital when other entities have contributed to the development of the hospital in the past.

    Why not rename too:

    the EO Leblanc HIghway the Dominica-China Frienship Highway

    the Windsor Park Sports Stadium the Dominica-China Friendship Sports Stadium

    the State House the Dominica-China Friendship State House

    the Dominica State College the Dominica-China Frienship State College

    In fact just name the Commonwealth of Dominica… The Dominica-China Friendly State… :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      March 21, 2019

      The British did not aid in building the Princess Margret Hospital; The British Government was obligated to the hospital, since we were a colony, ruled by the British!

      The Portsmouth, Grand Bay, and Marigot Hospitals were also built by the British, withing the hundreds years of colonization.

      They were obligated to schools, and our education:

      We were British, as such there was nothing wrong about naming the hospital after Margret whether she delivered it to the then legislator, which was oversee by a British Administrator (equivalent to the position of a governor).

      Dominica is a sovereign country; we are independent, as such the names appearing on any government buildings must be reserved for our native born who has contributed to the development of our country, and by that I don’t mean politicians, and their political contributions.

      Names such as:

      Dr:

      .McIntyre
      .Watty
      .Winston
      .A. I. Boyd

      These are Dominicans who served Dominica in the early 1950’s and…

  37. Too late
    March 21, 2019

    The Chinese bridge
    The Chinese hospital
    The Chinese motor bikes
    The Chinese stores
    The Chinese restaurant
    The Chinese ambulance
    The Chinese road
    The Chinese stadium
    The Chinese state house
    The Chinese computer
    Coming soon the Chinese fig,pehpeh and plantain

    • Annon
      March 21, 2019

      Well, ask America, EU and Britain to ‘Show You the Money’.
      Money talks b s walks.

      • Martha George
        March 22, 2019

        Sort, politics have all you stupid

    • Me
      March 21, 2019

      It’s all Chop Suey to me.

  38. March 21, 2019

    I see why Ross University relocate in Barbados.

  39. diajab fish
    March 21, 2019

    This is fantastic news. However in the meantime, please supply your current service providers within the acute hospital settings and the regional/village health centres with the basic tools for their trade and service of health care provision! Modernise and upgrade record keeping technology so mistakes don’t happen and staff can trace health history more efficiently. Keep up the good work. Dominica Strong!

  40. MR DOMINICA
    March 21, 2019

    Talking of hospital when is the DLP government going to get rid of the two horse staples at Wesley and marigot by building the hospital that they spoke of so many times and seem to have forgotten ?one could not miss the fact that Skeritt in his shouting speech at Londondery last month spoke of the many projects his government built and have on their cards to build but never once did he mention this not even when he shouted :WESLEY YOUR TIME IS COMING WESLEY YOUR TIME IS COMINIG about ten times Then there is the promise he made in december to come to Wesley in January to talk to the people of Wesley and woofordhill about their lands been taken for an airport this is march and he has not came or make any mention about that or an explanation

  41. name it
    March 21, 2019

    Name it after Allan Guye. He was Parliamentary Representative and Minister of Health

  42. Diablo
    March 21, 2019

    Smh, where is the $40 million?
    Pillars must be gold
    Then you have the Chinese who are on world domination lending us money we can’t repay.
    The country would have to be given to them to repay the debt making us economic slaves.
    Leadership use to be a real thing that people based their lives on because once upon a time if you didn’t live to your word, you didn’t live.

    Hope some people lives get saved by this hospital, other wise it’s just a face-lift to hide the fact that the government is still ugly.

  43. March 21, 2019

    This government is taking a risk by renamed the hospital Dominica China friendship hospital, This leaders are not smart the government should place sign says Dominica China friendship at the property to show appreciation but do not renamed the hospital.

    • Copain Tigre
      March 21, 2019

      I agree. It is unfortunate but it will make many people question, especially tourists about the quality of care. This is not to say Chinese medical care is bad, but china does not yet have that kind of reputation for quality. It is unfortunate but true.

  44. MR DOMINICA
    March 21, 2019

    I am not surprised at the hospital’s name because when one has to go to his motherinlaw kitchen each time he needs a meal his life decisions are made by her.Think of the bridge near to the market last time I walked by it was an invitation for an accident with no side rails is it not called the china friendship bridge? Skeritt said he would be inviting suggestions from the tax payers of Dominica for a name now it is named after china. Why not DR Desmond MC intire DR Watty these are men who came back to provide much needed services to the country and did it almost free compared to today . THis is called (canawee belmere )

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      March 21, 2019

      Roosevelt cannot remain in power forever; he must go one way or the other!

      So, whatever China name he calls it, when the people of the country kicks him to the curb; we will simply rip the letters spelling out China name on the on the building, and at the entrance, and name it after a reputable Dominican.

      And surely it will not be named Dr. Punjab/Duquesne double doctor hospital!

      Here lies the ignorance of one man who is not very intelligent; the Chines are not doing anything  for free in Dominica, if anything they are ripping the country off; everything they do is substandard, all the roads they worked on by the time it rains they are washed away.

      If China wanted to help Dominica, they would have suggest  the implementation of some industries in Dominica, as they have done in other countries, even in Africa.

       All they do is dominate: The British left, now we being colonized by China and Roosevelt is too ignorant recognizing that!

  45. DT
    March 21, 2019

    The name make no sense to me

    • ME
      March 21, 2019

      Surely it could be named something else, happy for the new hospital but surely another name!!!!

    • Mother
      March 21, 2019

      Sorry whoever thought of that name, it is not inspiring. It should be a name that gives confidence and really means something to us, the people of Dominica. The proposed name is negative for a hospital and sounds more like a factory or something like that. I do not want to offence our Chinese friends and hope they find something more uplifting that does not attract so many negative reactions.

  46. Channel 1
    March 21, 2019

    Wait awhile dere nuh. Who really running dis country dere?

    Just so Skerrit dem changing the name of the hospital? No prior consultation with Dominicans?

    And dat COWARD Roosevelt hiding behind the Chinese embassy official and letting him make the announcement about the change of name of the new hospital instead eh.

    Can anybody tell me where and when were the views of Dominicans sought re: renaming the hospital and affording Dominicans a chance to suggest names for the new hospital – names with more history or association with Dominica?

    What China-Dominica friendship hospital foolishness is dis. These guys started with Dominica-China friendship bridge, now they doing this? What next? Rename Dominica the Dominica-China Friendship island?

    Stop allowing y’all selves to be used as pawns in Chinese ‘soft & sharp power’ propaganda stunts.

  47. Brown
    March 21, 2019

    Allu Dominicans so foolish to call hospitals Dominica China hospital. Allu don’t know the Chinese allu sell your soul to China allu so stupid allu do t know

  48. God's Child
    March 21, 2019

    Why do we need to change the name of the hospital? You people have no respect for the history of Dominica. All you do is dismantle everything that we hold dear. You want to name the hospital the Dominica China Friendship Hospital? Why don’t you rename Dominica as ” Dominica, the adopted child of China Federation?

    All this must end some day. Keep going…..

  49. Not a Herd Follower
    March 21, 2019

    Why a national hospital is being named after a foreign country? We appreciate the help of China but that’s not a strong reason to call the main health facility in a sovereign country by referencing its name to another country. Why not call it the National Hospital or name it after an outstanding Dominican?

  50. Creation Rebel
    March 21, 2019

    waiting for the dominica china friendship international airport :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Boobie
      March 24, 2019

      Nope!! Skerro putting his name on that one eh :lol:

  51. Senjo
    March 21, 2019

    Slowly but surely we’ll get there.

  52. zandoli
    March 21, 2019

    DNO, instead of the graphic, it would have been better for you to have published a photo of the section that is nearing completion.

  53. A Better World Starts with You!
    March 21, 2019

    What is going on in Dominica?!?!??!?!?! 8-O 8-O 8-O
    We have the Dominica-China Friendship Bridge (https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/economy-development/dominicachina-friendship-bridge-now-open/) and now we will have the Dominica China Friendship Hospital. Why is China stamped all over Dominica?????

    Dominicans OPEN YOUR EYES, before you LOSE YOUR IDENTITY ALL TOGETHER in the next few years. These are the names your children will learn in school and internalise, “China this and China that?”

  54. %
    March 21, 2019

    Not interested..My interest is to vote against DLP..
    This is just a building!!!! So what!!
    Vote labour because of a building? You all deceiptful DLP people would laugh eh!!!
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

    • You
      March 21, 2019

      Typical of a street dog just waiting for a fly or a bone to jump at it. % as a person who doesn’t have a skill, education or trade don’t you think, you would be better of throwing rocks in the sea. What was your accomplishments on your Houston trip.

      • %
        March 21, 2019

        I am not patriot Linton .He is just my role model.!!!!!!
        I have never been to Houston..I do not even have a US Visa …I have only visited Antigua,Trinidad, St Lucia, and Barbados .These countries have better leadership than what Skerrit, the evil soul, is giving us here on island.. Can’t wait to vote against his candidate in my constituency…
        Skerrit Must Go
        Skerrit Must Go
        LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

  55. LifeandDeath
    March 21, 2019

    Admin put the picture of the actual construction. Dominicans tired see architectural renderings..We had see so many of the New Roseau..

  56. #funny
    March 21, 2019

    *China Friendship Bridge…
    *China Friendship Hospital….
    *China Friendship International Airport…
    By the time we finish there will be NO DOUBT of our friendship with China!!!!

  57. Arnold
    March 21, 2019

    Just before election there are Skerrits usual and favourite promises: completion of the hospital, planning for the new airport, new roads all over the island, etc. Soon we’ll hear about a successor for Ross as well. It’s all lies and wishful thinking and that what it has been for the past years. Skerrit is a Scharlatan…!

  58. Concerned Dominican
    March 21, 2019

    That pure nonsense an error your just selling Dominica over little by little to the Chinese, our people please open your eyes this man is tired of politics and now Is not worried about country but for the betterment of himself and family , after he lend all that money form china and he can’t pay he will run because he have French papers his wife have American papers the children are not born in Dominica, your so called prime minister is listed in the Panama papers list for having x y z businesses in Dominica and the do not exist. The is in big time money laundering and is our people paying for it not price control no tax, open you all eyes and ears listen when they speak, before ministers use to say vote for them because they would show what they can do to improve livelihood,right now those same ministers saying vote for skerrit vote for skerrit , y’all not seeing what’s going on , free money they giving is just using us as blind people yo wash their dirty money, it’s a cycle bk…

  59. Lili
    March 21, 2019

    So soon i just hope it strong for the next maria

    • March 21, 2019

      Skerit is a wick leader and it will affect the poor people in Dominica as long he remain the Prime Minister of Dominica,What’s wrong to place a sign says Dominica China friend at the property to show appreciation,But to renamed the hospital Dominica China friendship hospital is not a good image for this island rely on different friendly countries for assistance it’s a bad image.

  60. DT
    March 21, 2019

    So what medical speciality are going to be available in this hospital…Will it have a high dependency unit or Intensive care, Will it have Neuro capabilities or cardiology. Or is it just the building itself and Dominica has to stock it

  61. Pipo
    March 21, 2019

    Man, that is such a lousy name, typical of a communist soviet area time. Can’t they have something more meaningful. What’s wrong with the existing name anyway. Totally unimaginative. It has such a totalitarian ring to it. Well nobody stopping me keep calling it Princess Margaret Hospital.

    • carlty
      March 21, 2019

      I personally wouldn’t mind our hospital being named by one of our locals. Everything in Dominica is littered with British influence, some of which the people or places have done nothing to help Dominica develop and prosper as a nation except for using our resources for their own benefit, benefits we had to purchase again from them. There have been great medical practitioners over the years who have made a meaningful contribution to the health sector in our country and I would be proud to enter a hospital and ward named after any of them. I would be proud to seat and tell my grandchildren the story of who the hospital was named after and have that story live on for decades rather than someone who I can only say “we were a colony of their empire, an empire which”. We need to continue our history books, it doesn’t stop at our independence but continues with our great locals.

  62. Let's Blame Maria
    March 21, 2019

    First it was the Roseau west Bridge, today is the China/ Dominica hospital, soon it will be the China/ Dominica National Army, then it will be the China / Dominica Parliament until Dominica will be completely out of it and all we will see is China. Is that the MOU Skerrit cannot put out so we could see What’s there? Well Skerrit and Melissa both have their US green card; their children are Americans by with, Tony resides in the US and every member of the cabal established uS residents. When the fire begins to burn in Dominica, where will those poor laborites run to? At least Haitians were able to run here but what about you guys?

  63. Gouvelma
    March 21, 2019

    What ridiculousness! There seems to be a concreted effort by Skerritt to wipe out our history and to make himself a god. The hospital is being built in the site of the Princess Margaret Hospital. Why rename it? All the layers following Skerritt know that if you rebuild your mothers hose with any part of the old structure in use it remains your mothers house. Is that Skerritt ey of wiping out or history if his face is not on it? I call on the Dominican people to stand u and preserve and protect out history. If he wanted to do that there was much land and space around the island to build a new hospital and call it whatever he chooses. For now its time to revolt against the dictator that he is. It is time to come to our senses and ensure that when the history of Dominica is written it is not written as if Skerritt is the father of the nation. Hy didnt he name it the Dr Paul Hospital after the great man? That would have sounded better. Is everything in Dominica gong to be named Chinese?

  64. Made in China
    March 21, 2019

    So Skerrit is now disassociating himself Great Britain, after whom PMH was named and he is all China now. So no US, as seen with the departure of Ross, no Britain and now our new motor is “In China we cross?

    • carlty
      March 21, 2019

      Actually, it’s not about disassociating ourselves. Actually, if you follow what is going on of the CARICOM Reparations Commission 1 of the 10 point plans is psychological rehabilitation. Now, remember the words of Bob “free yourself from mental slavery”, one way to do so is in a sentimental sense. Imagine that every national facility, street names, our surnames, our building, nearly all of it are of British influence, while we ignore our local heritage. Imagine 100 years from now someone will know who Princess Magaret is but not will eventually forget Dr Odiamar’s or Dr Fadipe’s or Dr Ricketts. This is our time to mark our people down in our history in a sentimental way as well as break the psychological perception of inferiority compared to the British. The British will never be dissociated for they will always be our colonizers, neither will our African and Kalinago, but will we try to preserve our culture, let us mark our locals in there as well.

    • Asaka W
      March 21, 2019

      As you duly noted, PM Skerritt is disassociating himself from our history and those who hav been our foundation. We are all appreciative of our roots and there is no need for a change to the name of the hospital. While we appreciate China’s help, they can rename a wing funding higher technology use in the hospital. That is a much needed option at this time.

    • Boobie
      March 24, 2019

      Nope!! Skerro putting his name on that one eh :lol:.
      As sad as it is, Dominica too behind in most things, when it comes to health care you need a well equipped and functioning system,.DA is no way near this so let’s put frustration aside for this one and think about how many lives will be saved, how many ambulances will be on the island and how many people will walk out of hospital better and not worse off…Shame China have to be in it, but DA can’t do much without them as the locals are keep down with no work or real opportunities…this just the beginning..

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