Flooding at Douglas Charles Airport

flooding at douglas charles

The Douglas Charles Airport, located in Melville Hall, is presently being flooded.

The Melville Hall River has breached its banks and is flooding sections of the roadway in front the facility.

DNO understands it has been raining heavily in the mountains.

The airport was severely damaged by flooding during the passage of Tropical Storm Erika in August last year.

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149 Comments

  1. March 16, 2016

    If I was working at discover Dominica I would use this frequent airport flooding events to promote Dominica as the only place where you can kayak right out of a plane into immigration,take a ride on the little carousel and then swim into the parking lot or passenger pick up area.
    Discover Dominica can also offer sea world adventure at 1000 feet from the airport where visitors can do wave running just like bull running in Spain – at the sea wall location visitors can wait in anticipation of the breaking wave and make a run for it.
    I doh even want to talk about playing hopscotch on the sidewalks in Roseau.
    And all you Laba pa ca twavaille ? Laba building

  2. March 16, 2016

    Like Liat is on time anyways

  3. game changers
    March 16, 2016

    “It never rains in California”
    But it always rains in Dominica, and our airport contractors, aren’t aware of that! :?:
    Another WTF! moment.

  4. I doh like hungry gut people
    March 16, 2016

    Why is the Prime Minister living overseas? Has anyone noticed this? Its like he comes to Dominica on vacation sign a few papers then gone back home. Worst we have to pay him daily stipend to keep him out there? The Prime Minister needs to make a decision now, either he is Prime Minister of Dominica or an international hotel consultant? If he dislikes the country and prefers to stay in hotels just say so and stop doing it at the expense of our tax dollars. Pay your own way Skerrit cuz you not bringing back nothing to show for it.

    Pierre Charles and Rosie vex wid all that nonsense, so they retaliating. They so disgusted at what labour party has been reduced to.

    Roosevelt doesn’t do anything to develop country only to win an election. That’s why he did not care when they told him do not extend the air strip onto the river bed at crusher. See the results. Where is the night landing now? Is river landing it have.

    • Portsmouth citizen
      March 16, 2016

      With all due respect to PM Skerrit, shame on him for NOT living in his OWN country!

  5. Peter Karam
    March 15, 2016

    wait a minute, that is ignorance, somebody head need to roll, somebody need to get fired,,, we have the Frenchman gadarkan at the airport, u mean the,,,,,,,, did not see it fit,, , let me not use the correct adjective to describe him, Tony’s favorite expletives,, u mean we did not learn to put in storm drains like 5 feet or more some serious huge Kolverts in diameter underground, to take the volume of water away down to the sea. ???? Madam Blanchard, fire somebody,,, roll somebody head, dat had no right to happen again, where are your so called engineers??? The Melville hall river bed is some five feet higher with all the sand silt from Erika, wha u expek??, that had to happen again, if u see our Roseau river tonite raging,, tons of sand dirt silt is in the Roseau River, I hope they leave all right there, to buss KFC (kill de foolish children) and (Save No More) place again…..

    bad will needs to answer a few questions, we tired waste money, just do the bloody thing right nuh

    • hmmmm
      March 16, 2016

      Gadarkan hahaha .you dont know the deal karam.let me explain.Mr Gadarkan as a french company gets funds from europe since good documents are presented.now europe has been getting some files with high capital demands and money is being shared but the real work is not being done.if europpe come to check on the work all of them going stoky.those

  6. Watching
    March 15, 2016

    The Lord continues to cry on Dominica and its people. Give up your evil ways said the Lord and your country and people shall be heal.

  7. real deal
    March 15, 2016

    Since they renamed the airport that been happening. Hmm mm

  8. Face the Facts
    March 15, 2016

    This flooding is bad. Mother Nature has sent another flooding which cannot be helped. As long as there is a lot of rain in the forest the rivers will overflow their banks,
    Offer suggestions respectfully and send them straight to the proper authorities.
    Give the PM a chance to consider what to do next about this flooding which may very well recur in the future.
    Remember, you are not the PM. He is.

  9. Dwight
    March 15, 2016

    It seems DNO have more engineers than the Government.

  10. March 15, 2016

    The picture says it all. I am sure that the present Government understands that the river needs to be dug deeper and a higher wall needs to be built. Progress comes through failures and experience. So hold on to your horses people. This is a good thing that has happened as nature teaches us our mistakes. know that God loves you.

    • March 16, 2016

      this is a norm they mess with the river already and the result is the same dig what ? its so sad for all these years

  11. da massive
    March 15, 2016

    YES Jah the airport is under water once more..stupid contractors going up and down everyday giving the impression work happening when shit ain’t being done..car park flooded, water seem to be in the building again and it’s still raining so thinks might only get worst…8 months after Erika and not a damn thing done..but Dominicans be like labour ka travay..

  12. concerned citizen
    March 15, 2016

    so u mean to tell me everytime it rains heavily the airport at risk of closing down and they have to spend millions to bring it back to life? when will these leaders realize we need a new international airport?

  13. Hello
    March 15, 2016

    Time to those walls higher

    • Bwa Bande
      March 16, 2016

      Time to build a new airport. You cannot stop the forces of nature. This area is prone to flooding

  14. tj
    March 15, 2016

    Why is it so difficult to understand that moving the Dougla/Charles Airport is the answer? Forget the red shirts or the blue shirts leaders be leaders.

  15. Expect more and more flooding
    March 15, 2016

    Dominicans, you haven’t seen anything yet. Most of the rivers, streams have been heavily silted after Erika’s passage. They have not been completely dreaded. So expect with any heavy rainfall flooding is inevitable.

    Faced with the crises of bad governance, increased crime and violence, child abuse, corruption, environmental disasters, illegal acts of all kinds, injustices, victimization, the regime finds it an opportune time to focus on election to come. Skerritt runs up to hand over $80,000.00 to the Giraudel/Eggleston Village Council. The council has not presented any project/programme proposals, no budget for project. Transparency, accountability absent.

    In all of our tragedies, the Bajan pollster drops in, in his attempt to make the people forget their sorrows, with foolishness about Skerritt winning election again. Nothing said about increase in child abuse, or economic decline, nor social and cultural regression, nor the corruption taking place.

    • March 15, 2016

      All I see in Dominica is neglect by an inept government.

    • Ross Student
      March 16, 2016

      As someone who has grown to love the precious & sweet Dominica, I recommend you leave the island. I would have loved to live & give to Dominica, but not after my experience with the government. It’s unfortunate that the leadership is this terrible.

      I wish all the Dominicans the best & my prayers are with you

  16. QUEENS
    March 15, 2016

    This is incredible. The walls need to be re-enforced higher. The beauty of the flowing river might be lost if wall is too high. What a shame.

    • Just saying
      March 15, 2016

      U suggesting to put high walls? on one sides of the river? Hmm what happens to the other side
      Don’t think u considered the consequences of that. Not possible.

  17. Herions
    March 15, 2016

    We gonna spend more money patching it up again? We just need to invest in n airport that is worth the time n money. So long I here airport coming. I suspect I won’t love to see an international airport dca. And I’m in my late 20s

  18. Doc. Love
    March 15, 2016

    This is the first warning. The Skeritt administration has been warned, I hope Skeritt spends more time in Dominica and see to it the Ministers of Government do their work. There can be no excuses this time. The man travelled all over the world telling Dominicans that he is going to find monetary assistance and after two weeks of travel, all he can show for it is to be dressed as though it is carnival Tuesday in Dominica. The man should put his travels aside and make sure everything is in place for the hurricane season. For instance, make sure all the rivers that were rammed with silt after the passage of Erika should be dredged. Skeritt should appoint a powerful team headed by one Minister of Government and approximately six illustrious Dominicans whose only responsibilities are to make sure all factors connected to the hurricane season are perfectly placed. All permanent secretaries and heads of department should be answerable to them.

  19. Bagaila Bande
    March 15, 2016

    All the people commenting here are conveniently forgetting is Edison that stopped the Americans from coming in to start work on the international airport under the then Freedom Party! What Dominica is experiencing now is a direct result of the greed that existed and still exists in that blue political party!

    • AAGabriel
      March 16, 2016

      Ok, great and who has been in government for over 16 years now and did not revisit that??? Or are successive government not allowed to pick up from where a previous government stopped? All you red ants are just desperately looking for excuses for your hopeless government.

  20. Really?
    March 15, 2016

    Dominicans are the most NEGATIVE people I EVER come across. They rejoice at all things negative for political reasons. DISGUSTING set of people.

  21. Jenn
    March 15, 2016

    The river needs to be drenched deeper that way when it rains there is enough space before the river crest it’s banks.

    • Me
      March 15, 2016

      No, no Jenn. The river does not need to be drenched. That’s the last thing we want. It needs to be “dredged”!

    • Anon....
      March 15, 2016

      Why not build a higher retaining wall ???

      • Just saying
        March 15, 2016

        So the other side of the bank can flood marigot? One wall u say a river has two banks.

  22. syncronize
    March 15, 2016

    Am so depressed about everything in this country. we going from bad to worse. No interest being shown by this government over the country’s situation. The hurtful thing is they KNOW they are screwing the country, doing nothing, promises of last election was a fraud; lies lies lies continues, each and everyone of them interested in their self and pocketing as much as they could, Problem problem problem, never ending problem and no solution. A man just travelling travelling travelling and selling passport like peas, no money coming in and Dominicans just don’t care. The captain never there, all I can see he in the air

    • Bamboo
      March 15, 2016

      The Captain left on Friday!! Hes up in the air, we don’t know where!! It is truly sad it is nearly 8 months since Erika and basically nothing has been done to really fix any roads here at all. In another 2 months we are in the hurricane season again. Something seriously has to be done and it has to be done now and properly. How will folks get to work if the Dublanc road slides. That is just one road and there are so many more! What happens if any of these roads break when motorists are using them. We truly cannot understand the Government at the moment. The Government were give aid to help fix the roads. If we have another Erika nobody will help us as they have not seen anything done with the money they have given already. Poor Dominica and us Dominicans,

      • abc
        March 16, 2016

        we were given so much aid after Erica millions were being quoted everyday; where have all the money gone?

      • Ross Student
        March 16, 2016

        As someone who has grown to love the precious & sweet Dominica, I recommend you leave Dominica. It’s unfortunate that the leadership is this terrible. I would have loved to live & give to Dominica, but not after my experience with the government.

        I wish all the Dominicans the best & my prayers are with you

    • Face the Facts
      March 15, 2016

      As a non-supporter this is how you will feel. DLP genuine supporters think differently than you.
      Some of you should one day be a PM and experience what it is like to be one and to consistently be criticized just because some do not support your Party. This is what people as you are like.

      • Just Me
        March 15, 2016

        Am excuse me but …. it was he who barraged himself in that position we!!!!!!

      • March 16, 2016

        Stop being a supporter and be a Dominican. The country is dying a slow death under this administration. Can’t you see?

      • Leah Remy
        March 16, 2016

        @ Face the Facts:

        I think YOU need to face the facts. The facts are is that we have a Prime Minister who is more out of the country than he’s in. And when he comes in, there’s no report of where he went or what he did. Or what he brought back for us.

        At least Ma Charles used to go out with her begging bowl and come back with grants, funding etc…Edison James used to go out and come back with something.

        Skerritt going out and he giving an Indian University money that Dominica desperately needs.

        So, if any-one needs to face the facts is you.

    • Dane
      March 16, 2016

      Don’t worry, The Lord has not deserted Dominica. We all have to answer to The Lord for our actions.

      One thing I know for sure is that I do not want to go to hell (although Dominica feels like hell) , so I am doing the right things.

      We will be freed, just keep on praying.

  23. March 15, 2016

    Nothing strange it\’s just the rage of Charles and Douglas descending on the location and the curse of this DLP administration for their hypocrisy and the disrespect of these two former stalwarts; and the hard working people of Dominica, especially those of the Marigot area.

  24. Sandra Jones
    March 15, 2016

    This is nothing about climate change. The God of heaven is seeing the wickedness and evil of the government of Dominica. If the leaders are evil and wicked it will show on the country. God has spoken and these are all the signs and calamity upon the nation of Dominica. God destroy the city of Sodom because of the evil and wickedness and only the righteous were spared. PEOPLE OF DOMINICA WHO HAVE EARS TO HEAR LET THEM HEAR. WHO HAVE EYE TO SEE LET THEM SEE. please take heed.

    • Face the Facts
      March 15, 2016

      So you do not think God sees your wickedness and consistent hatred and criticisms? You think you are holy of hollies? God knows better. People as you cause this. The worst is yet to come and if you do not change your ways. It will not be the PM who will be one of those. Tell that to the criminals/murderers and sex abusers as well. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

    • Leroy
      March 16, 2016

      This nothing about evil this a sign of the coining of our Lord so please stop blaming people. It’s also time to build an international airport. While we are waiting for such day too come.

  25. fanchoo
    March 15, 2016

    all of all you backside under d fire so stop blaming doctor honorable roosevelt skerrit.dam ungrateful all you be.all of all you so leave d man alone and go and sousay cell.boooooooooo

    • Face the Facts
      March 15, 2016

      You made laugh. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
      What else can I say but :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  26. Tamas
    March 15, 2016

    Those challenges which Dominica is faced with, are not inflicted by God but are part of the mysteries of our salvation.

    The Lord has not abandoned Dominica, it is more a case of Dominicans having abandoned God.

    However The Lord will deliver us from all our trials and tribulations, just keep on praying as NO ONE is more powerful than the Almighty.

    • Face the Facts
      March 15, 2016

      This is what He wants everyone to do, change their ways and pray fervently. Some will not pay need until it is too late. However, all these are warning signs.

      • Believer
        March 16, 2016

        Yes warning sign to dump the dictator who has destroyed Dominica!

        No man is invincible. God is watching!

        Our Dominica is on its knees because of the actions of a selfish autocrat, but our Lord will free us from his mercenary and dictatorial actions.

        I am praying for deliverance for Dominica.

  27. Cyril Volney
    March 15, 2016

    2:13PM, at the airport, and all is well, but the river is roaring….

    • Titiwi
      March 15, 2016

      Roaring with merciful crescendo I hope Cyril. Seriously though, that through needs to be cleared of Erika’s boulders and deepened. If not we’ll be truly buggered and up the creek comes July and August and this time I don’t thing anyone will be so eager and forthcoming to replace all the equipment, seeing we did little help ourselves.

    • Face the Facts
      March 15, 2016

      Angry waters. A sign to fervently call on God to spare everyone and lift whatever is causing this.

  28. Dash 7
    March 15, 2016

    It was a bunch of educated fools who call them selves engineers. They said that they diverted the running river. That’s the results u get. Wait something behind is just a matter of time when coffee n Foxhall river combines then u will see destruction. Just wait. Plus the little spring that running next side the air port

  29. Zandoli
    March 15, 2016

    So if this is a problem they are likely to face in the future, why doesn’t the government do something about the retaining wall? Raise the damn wall for crying out loud.

    These concepts are not that complicated.

  30. unknown767
    March 15, 2016

    smh… this right here is beyond me…I swear the priorities are all wrong with this govt :(

  31. ♚ El Guapo™ ♚
    March 15, 2016

    Passport selling like hotcakes but the main airport have a big bobo on it head :lol: :lol:

  32. March 15, 2016

    is the PM that build tye airport, since i know myself that is where allyou airport is due to DA infrastructure, but no everything is the man fault.
    A t Of God. Shut the gob

    • Me
      March 15, 2016

      No Popam, the rain is not his fault but he is responsible for making sure everything possible is done for it not to cause damage. He is quick to take all the glory and adulation but not home in the responsibility department.

    • Face the Facts
      March 15, 2016

      You are correct. When I resided in D/ca I cannot recall all this flooding. TS Erica was an example and exceptional.
      Dominica is not what it used to be or certain people. Some are too blind to as much as visualize it. Times and weather patterns are changing rapidly.
      As they keep blaming the PM it is getting worst. They do not realize what harm they are doing, to themselves and their country by their indifferent words of criticisms.

  33. Nana
    March 15, 2016

    Cheaper, and much safer for the people of Dominica, in the long run to dredge the rivers, including and especially river running through Roseau. This will safeguard the airport and elsewhere.

    You do not need to be a Rocket Scientist to figure this out.

  34. Intellegence
    March 15, 2016

    some of you are so stupid!!!!
    Blaming labor for this. This is a direct manifestation of climate change,

    The airport has been flooded twice within six months, this is unprecedented
    Just like the Japan (a first world i may add) where floods left least 20 people died and 50000 were ordered to evacuate as the heaviest rainfall on record pounded the southwestern Japanese island

    But you BLUE BABOONS, seen to think that your angel of light and savior lenox can prevent this

    the shear stupidity of you blues make me sick

    • AAGabriel
      March 15, 2016

      No more stupid than red ants making a monthly pilgrimage to the Red Clinic in Roseau to pick up your crumbs from your masters table. Poor all you!

      • Intellegence
        March 16, 2016

        for your information the red clinic has just as mush BLUE ants as red, my friend

    • da massive
      March 15, 2016

      Who making the decision now is the one to shoulder the blame..the fact is this lazy government sat on their bums for the lasts 8 months, did not even try to do a proper retaining wall to try prevent a recurrence..the Walters guy getting his money for wasting time doing nothing..then tomorrow they will come on air and lie bout they spend millions in reconstruction on the airport since Erika and today’s flooding destroyed that again..

  35. DFNW
    March 15, 2016

    I suspect the river doe like the name change :lol:

    • CHRIS
      March 15, 2016

      DFNW,

      You Killing me, LOL.

    • nikki
      March 15, 2016

      Funny, lol haha, look kicks. Laughter is good for the soul oh one has to laugh in the midst of the madness.

    • Watching
      March 15, 2016

      Was thinking the same thing…Give the airport back its original name.

    • Me
      March 15, 2016

      You are right. There is no such person as Douglas Charles and the international community still call sit Melville Hall airport because Roosevelt Skerri did not rename that place legally.
      The spirits of Rosie and Pierro are having their revenge.

  36. angry
    March 15, 2016

    im angry at my leaders both parties and even our momo president .look like allu can’t handle Dominica ,if not give it up for adoption and besides half of our new generation are americans by birth.since after erika it have a hip of sand in the middle of roseau river that is just waiting for heavy rain to cause havock again. plz who is responsible remove it.going down Portsmouth area pieces of bridges still in the river have d place looking like a ghost town .who is responsible move it. now nature is angry cause our pedofiles are out there.plz mothers open you all eyes on them.all momo talking but PM and president cant talk.where all the money Dominica got for after erika?after erika thier was an adopt a child program calling on the that same person to create a proect our kids program.

  37. Ideal
    March 15, 2016

    Skerrit he is just spiteful he thinks he is harming the people living close to the airport (Marigot & Wesley and neighbouring villages). But this airport serves all Dominicans. This is the main airport. It is a bloody shame to see what’s happening. We all are not so lucky to land into Dominica by helicopter as our PM. We are all suffering. We need a proper airport. Mr PM please help us Dominicans who voted for you.

    • March 15, 2016

      Millions of dollars was spent on upgrading the airport, probably there were somethings that could have been done differently. So how do you come to this ridiculous conclusion that Skeritt wants to harm the people of Marigot and Wesley? A multi million dollar upgrade to the airport, to hurt the neighboring villagers because they don’t support you? Well following this logic more villages should be anti government so that they can get multi million dollar projects in their area.

  38. D/A
    March 15, 2016

    The airport needs to be relocated, period!! I’ve worked at this airport for years and left in 2007, the same was happening and the same will keep happening. What we fail to realize is that this airport was built in the path of the river. Whatever upgrade which is done to it now will make no difference as it will take back its route whenever it rains heavily.

  39. dissident
    March 15, 2016

    To my knowledge it was reported that reconstruction would begin December 7th 2015. I doubt river protection was part of the works contract for the 1st phase. Complete works was contacted as $41 million according to de works ministry ps mr Johnson.
    No surprises here.
    What is the name of the contractor doing work at the airport?

    Miss blanchard you have a job to do.
    I watching.

    This is so embarrassing.
    Our main airport haven’t recovered since August 2015.
    April, May, June. ……….hurricane season!
    Time will tell.
    Kempinsky hotel, silver beach. …….none of them can rebuild our infrastructure.
    Am I a fool PM skerrit!?

  40. Hmmmmmm
    March 15, 2016

    Unless the river beds are dredged up, this will continue to happen. Where is the relief monies?!

  41. Anna Prince
    March 15, 2016

    DNO, is the airport closed? Are flights coming in? Please do a bit better with your reporting. This is what a traveller would want to know. Is my flight cancelled or do I have to make alternative arrangements? The pictures are fine but please, your role is to give information.

  42. smdh
    March 15, 2016

    Flew out of Dominica and back into about a week later. The runway was still a mess 6 months after Erica. Not only that, the day i flew out i was saying why dont they even just cut the grass or pick up some of the debris and sweep off some of the rubble at least.. at least tidy up the mess if you cant deal with it all one time. I think we have no class these days. In the days of Freedom party we had pride and class. they wont even cut the bloody grass around the airstrip. the runway is broken leading up to the arrival area NOTHING has been done to pave or fix or anything. Meanwhile the minister for Public Works Energy and Ports, well we all know where his interest were. Epic Fail. This is your gateway to and from the rest of the world and you allow it to look like crap.

  43. ROZAY
    March 15, 2016

    Soon this airport is going to be label has hazardous. Soon plane gonna stop fly dere. The government one guy, never paid the millions he said he paid, liat, soon liat will stop land there. Soon sea access alone we will have other than our old faithful Canefield airport, if they don’t turn it into a cruise ship berth by then. That’s what happens when you have a government in power but refuse to continue the work of the opposition party that was in power. Stadium the mash it up. They build their own. It had a approved site for a safe major airport the present government refuse to use, just because is was the opposition idea.

    • ♚ El Guapo™ ♚
      March 15, 2016

      Canefield airport really old faithful stood the test of time like a boss +1 There all helicopter and plane had to land during Erica

  44. Anna Prince
    March 15, 2016

    Another warning to Dominicans. Flooding of Melville Hall in March. Days after Skerrit starts his by-election campaign in Giraudel where he gave them a cheque of $80K to spend as they wish.
    A country in tatters, the rivers are silted, debris along river banks waiting for the next storm and Skerrit gives away $80K without an invoice, without a project. Take this because I have a young boy here who I want to win the next election. AND Dominicans smile and say stupes in silence.

  45. Tampa
    March 15, 2016

    It does not take rocket science to figure out that proper dredging of the river is necessary. The next hurricane season is around the corner. What preventive maintenance steps are we taking to safeguard the facility? Can someone tell me what is being done at the Office of Disaster Management and the Ministry of Public Works. It seems as though preparation and prevention is not a priority at this stage. Are we asleep? Then again we live in a failed state.

  46. Chariot Wheels under attack
    March 15, 2016

    Skerrit can continue to lie; he can jump high, jump low; he can deny; he can do all he wants but the curse he has put Dominica under will continue to follow him until all can see. He can build today but I can assure him that before he is finished building, what he was building will be destroyed. He will try to make a name for himself; but his name will be blotted out. This evil leader MUST GO! Those how you supporting him and his lies will realize that as long as this man his head of state, Dominica will sure fail. Like Pharoah in Red Sea when everything he had was attacked by God, up to the wheels of his Chariot, so too everything Skerrit touches will fail

    • ♚ El Guapo™ ♚
      March 15, 2016

      That blight sounding scary :-?

  47. queen
    March 15, 2016

    Meanwhile ODM is still closed. hmmm.

    • Malatete
      March 15, 2016

      I am intrigued. What has Windwood airport in Maryland (ODM) got to do with Meville Hall airport in Dominica (DOM).

  48. dady b
    March 15, 2016

    U taking money puting up hotel for people that donot want to come to dominica u see were u nide money then u will go and beg take that money bring back dcp get the people back thire jobs creat work for the people to grow the economiey eat what we grow u know what that means money serculating think and act man this pm cant run DA and the people sorporting him are asses i am leaving in the us i dont have to think of DA but that is my home i care for my people of DA the people in DA are are my family and not the us. i love my people from my home land i want good for them them man puting plag on DA man think my people think please them man nut real ihav more to say but i have go be good my people and think abd pray thank u all god blessings

  49. Natiking
    March 15, 2016

    It will happen again and again until we stop depending on foreign aid, foreign investment, foreign passports, foreign engineers, foreign thinkers, foreign jobs, and a thousand more foreign this and that,,,,.
    Nothing is wrong with Dominica nor Dominicans ! Our minds are just lazy and our self-confidence Low…. THINK for yourself, MANAGE yourself, DO IT for your self.

    Get out of the River’s ( Nature’s ) way Once and for ALL !!! Simple as that !!!

    • March 15, 2016

      They waiting for daddy china..

      • irep767
        March 16, 2016

        c.barry.b You are right! Maybe China will build an airport just like the built everything else in the country… Terrible

  50. SONofTheSOIL
    March 15, 2016

    Not suprised… when I came home last week and saw how close the river now is to the wall I could tell that any rainfall would cause this.. the river needs to be dug up again to prevent this from happening…

  51. Mother nature
    March 15, 2016

    That’s just the beginning, the rest behind. Just wait!!!! Let it rain

  52. lightbulb
    March 15, 2016

    hmmmm.. is there deforestation up in the hills?
    thats a lot of silt on regular basis.

    • ♚ El Guapo™ ♚
      March 15, 2016

      Word of the street is hatians selling coal like it going out of style, I wonder where they getting it. :?:

      • Me
        March 15, 2016

        They are denuding our island like they did already to their own, like locusts Stop them!!!

  53. woodants
    March 15, 2016

    surely no surprise, Dominicans are not known to be a highly successful island in terms of class and production, they are just talkers without any leads of success stories..

    they dwell in small ideals, not a place known for soaring, thus investors don’t stick or are attracted to Dominica…

    the so call professionals are too timid lack foresight period…

    it’s just a crippled island with beauty period.
    the society is proud to praise wrongdoings which is shocking to the outside world…

  54. Concern citizen
    March 15, 2016

    It’s time for the government to start thinking of relocating the airport. Climate change is here and is not getting better or going to go away, it’s only going to get worst.

  55. verna
    March 15, 2016

    Skero, those fools in Dominica still love u….

    skero please open your own church nah…..

    as after God it’s you….

    Skero…u created man…keep going…

    • March 15, 2016

      Verna We can all see that your in love with the man . I mean come on we are talking about climate
      and here you go with your politics stupess……………

    • fanchoo
      March 15, 2016

      you too stupid verna

  56. dady b
    March 15, 2016

    god donot play when u think u can do what u want with god people u have pay it start all de money you all bean taking from that man for talking the triuth have yo go some how dont play with god more to come

  57. Mosbo
    March 15, 2016

    God is giving the people of this country all the signs that this Labour government is leading this country down to hell. Let us not take heed and we will soon see. Let the new minister get down to work.

    • Face the Facts
      March 15, 2016

      If only you could read the mind of God. Do not try for you should know you are wasting your time.
      St. Paul said, “Who could know the mind of God?”
      You are blaming others but not yourself. This is displeasing to God. It is as if you are more perfect than others. It is a sin/crime to exonerate yourself as if you do not err.
      There is no sinless person on earth, some, more so than others. The power of the mouth, fingers to the keyboard and words are dangerous and destructive. It could incur the wrath of God. If you are not enlightened to know that. Take note.

  58. Intellegence
    March 15, 2016

    You all seen to forget that when the Americans agreed to fund an international airport here in Dominica

    that it was EDISON JAMES who wrote them demanding that they refrain from this because it will sway the electorate thus interfere with the countries election

    You BLUE PEOPLE OUT THERE criticize that!!!,not Douglas/Charlse airport which is what we have

    • Moi
      March 15, 2016

      Well is best we bring back EDISON JAMES to write the US and tell them to build the airport.

      By the way, whose decision was it NOT TO DREDGE THE RIVER?

    • Observer
      March 15, 2016

      Show me the evidence of that please, or direct me where to find it; I am not denying you, I would just like to know where to find the facts.

    • da massive
      March 15, 2016

      America never agreed to fund any airport..the agreed to send heavy equipment and men to assist in the site clearing….and for ur info Edison never said to them don’t come.. He only stated given that it’s an election year he is of the view that this was an election Gemic and that they shud waiting till after elections…if there really was plans to build an airport Edison didn’t have the power to stop it…the only political party who was ever serious about building an international airport was the united workers party..they demonstrated that by acquiring lands to get the ball going..the finance was already secured. But what did this lazy labour govnment do? The squash everything.

    • Face the Facts
      March 15, 2016

      Keep reminding them of the culprit who is responsible for this.
      I cannot understand that one in his position would have done something like that. Now D/cans are suffering without an international airport. If there was one, many more D/cans would visit their country. Dominica would get many more tourists and even more investors who would set up business there.
      Look at Antigua. It also has a new state-of-the-art airport. They are making a lot of money. This is another reason I am unable to comprehend why LIAT decreased its flights to Dominica. Do they want all the business?

  59. AAGabriel
    March 15, 2016

    Only yesterday I made a comment regarding the collapsed road in Dublanc. Here we go, it has started already. All the Labour Regime has done so far is patching up the wounds that Erika inflicted on Dominica. The next tropical storm or worse a hurricane will come. What then? All the patches are going to disappear and the wounds are going to become deeper.
    By the way, where is the money which was donated by friendly governments after Erika, where is the money from passport sales??? Somebody give me an answer, please! And don’t tell me it was needed to pay for the patching up!

  60. cameron
    March 15, 2016

    Dominica is doomed .The almighty is washing awaw all the corrupt leaders ,child molesters and rapists.Dominica will continue to suffer until our people come back to reality,that the man above is in charge.

    • Face the Facts
      March 15, 2016

      Be careful of what you state. The Almighty knows the heart of everyone. He may wash you away first.
      Words are not enough. Do something about teaching them.

  61. Tjebe Fort
    March 15, 2016

    Let me tell you that Douglas Charles fellow turning in his grave, poor man. Is best they rename that place Dr. Skerrit airport International. He boasting that he is going to win another election well he lucky for another erection because soon he will have to run because that Fellow at the U.N. form Dominican Republic spilling the beans in New York about Ng LapSeng right now. Dominica falling apart around our ears but mr. Skerrit is not affected, he is well out of it because he can live comfortably elsewhere. Nobody is indispensable brother. It will be hard work but we have to start again to truly rebuild this country under a different leader, no question about that.

    • Tell it Like it Is
      March 15, 2016

      I agree with you but once it is NOT Lennox Linton because it would be like from the frying pan and into the fire. Yes let us rebuild our country under new leadership… Francis Joseph or Francis Severin take your pick!

      • Punjab
        March 15, 2016

        Yes!!! They dying for Lennox to come and lead this country. A novice…a man who is new to politics and continuous employment…

      • Tjebe Fort
        March 15, 2016

        Best you stay in the Punjab and get yourself a Lovely degree before you embarrass yourself again before opening your mouth.

  62. Seminole Ave
    March 15, 2016

    Dominica the only place registering educated fools in high office..what a joke…

    so the fools on island can’t see that the river bed is too high,

    why the …..gave monies to the indian institutions, whereby the excessive silk and debris could not be removed to lower the river bed…

    it’s a fools paradise dominica…nothing will ever blossom once this ….. remains in power…he has cursed the island through is evil deeds for power!!

    • jonathan st jean
      March 15, 2016

      You said educated fools.Ask Skerritt to present his degree.He has none.

  63. Floridian diaspora
    March 15, 2016

    These are real troubled and worrying times for all Dominicans. When nature decides to take its course, nothing’s gonna stop her. Just like time, it waits for no man. It comes at you and destroy whatever whenever it feels like. While our most highly recognized leader, the newly crowned doctor, the great and sexy steamed fish coco butter anointed ruler of the RED world, the human Boeing 787 who spends more time in the air than on the ground continues to tour the world and wine and dine with great kings and Titans seeking friends in high places which apparently benefits Dominica 0%, sadly enough nothing has been done sine Erika and another hurricane season is on the horizon. I truly pray that another record breaking storm does not pass by this year bearing in mind that Erika’s damage has been deliberately ignored by Mr. thinks he knows it all, and he sees it more fit to throw lavish welcome home parties for himself and salty Baroness instead of addressing the country’s issues at hand

    • Tulip
      March 15, 2016

      Excellent comment

    • Face the Facts
      March 15, 2016

      You could leave where you are residing and come and help Dominica. This would be better than chronic criticisms.

  64. OnlyinDominica
    March 15, 2016

    When God gives us the cue and we refuse to take heed!!!! Obviously we will suffer the consequences. It looks like it be a never ending task. Something must give. And I will use a recycled phrase, “Change is a must, but it must come from the top”. No where in the democratic world that one group of people think ruling a country is their God given right. There must be other people with good ideas. We have to pay for our foolishness!!!

  65. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    March 15, 2016

    Well Mr. god Skerrit; you are blessing yourself again with some flood waters, that will give you the opportunity to beg again for help to repair the damage! This is a continuous thing, that place is destine to be flooded out periodically for as long as Dominica exists, and as long as there is an airport in that location!

    I happened last year, and again in process, when will learn? Perhaps it will be in the year never, never, ever!

    Days ago you gave eighty thousand, and promised when god bless you with some more money you will give some more, how stupid a comment is that; as you are the nation Dominica, or a father working to feed children so when God bless you with money you will buy something for your kids.

    This time you will have to ask your god Gonzalez to finance the repairs from the money he has left over from the completion of Argyle International Airport, cry to him and remind him had you not taken his advise Dominica would long have a International Airport build…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      March 15, 2016

      This time you will have to ask your god Gonzalez to finance the repairs from the money he has left over from the completion of Argyle International Airport, cry to him and remind him had you not taken his advise Dominica would long have a International Airport build where it would not be affected by flood waters when it rains

      We know the government treasury is empty. You bankrupt the country Roosevelt Skerrit, what are you going to do; how many of our national passports can be soled in a hurry to cover the repairs of the damage to road which occurred over the last weekend?

      The millions of dollars used to bribe people for votes, and the buying of a fake degree should be in the government treasury to be used on occasions like this!

  66. consern citizen
    March 15, 2016

    This is so absurd why can’t the walls of the river be raised so this will not happen? Aye Dominique!!!

  67. Paps
    March 15, 2016

    Labour ka twavaiy!

  68. Titiwi
    March 15, 2016

    Bit by bit but inexorably we are becoming more insular. Connections with the outside world severely restricted and communities inland cut off because of failing infrastructure.
    How are we to attract foreign investment, and jobs, if we do not take care of our infrastructure first? Never mind new investments, we must attend to preventative maintenance first and that is sadly lacking at the moment. The sale of passports is not the answer for the majority of our citizens. It neither creates value-added employment nor puts food on the table.

    • Voice of Reason
      March 15, 2016

      I’ve never understood the plan to encourage foreign investment and in the process, create good jobs, when the emphasis is on poorly planned hotels and the like; when the country’s infrastructure is unreliable at best – haphazard roadways, unreliable power source, poor healthcare system, and no well thought-out plan to incentivize nor support the private sector. Anytime the government is the largest employer in a country, the economy is destined to fail and fail miserably.

  69. originaljahguide
    March 15, 2016

    So interesting! Government of Dominica, keep dumping money on this airport over and over again. So ridiculous

  70. FORKIT
    March 15, 2016

    what you exoect when men without vision run a country with gulible and ignorant people…..

    • Punisher
      March 15, 2016

      Yes and I guess they can stop natural disasters to …oh shut up yae of little faith ..ain’t nobody ungrateful like Dominicans it a shame I really wonder why I stayed in that place so long stop it man it’s not fair humans are not god there is poverty everywhere EVERYWHERE

      • AAGabriel
        March 15, 2016

        No they can not stop natural disasters, but nature has warned them and they keep on ignoring the warnings. The little money that was invested in the airport after Erika is gone again. THIS IS NO PLACE FOR AN AIRPORT. And that is it.

      • Ideal
        March 15, 2016

        No they cannot stop nature but they can do better. Notice since they changed the airport name all this happening? Might have to relocate the airport or have better reinforcement. They keep inviting people to come to Dominica selling our passports and we don’t even have a proper airport for them to land. What a welcome sight. Let us build hotels and see how many people will can by boat or sky dive.

      • Tulip
        March 15, 2016

        The river bed needs to be dredged. What is so difficult about this, it will continue to flood unless this is done

      • fanchoo
        March 15, 2016

        tell them

      • toujour la
        March 15, 2016

        what is there to be grateful for? poverty? unemployment? incomplete hotels? smaller infrastructure? ppl dying at the hospital while others get prime medical care overseas? the list goes on. we need to grow some pride and learn to stop begging lord skerrit for pennies. it feels good when you can afford your own stuff and be independent.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      March 15, 2016

      Remember this metaphor “Fools rush in where angels fear to thread.” There seems to be a curse on somebody high up in Dominica, and as long as that wicked man reigns Dominica will continue to suffer these catastrophes!

      I know the name of the man who causes Dominica to suffer like that; (but I doh calling him name), that is left to the people of Dominica to identify the great satan, and weed him out and cast him into hell fire where he belongs!

      Hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahhahaha!

      The evil on one man can return to haunt a nation, since the nation is responsible for him being in authority, that is what they want that is what they get!

      • kelllo
        March 15, 2016

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque .Did you see what happens to Texas and Louisiana and

      • Face the Facts
        March 15, 2016

        Learn those words before you quote them. It is: “Fools rush in where wise men never tread.”

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        March 16, 2016

        Yes, I see that sort of thing everyday. The difference is Texas Louisiana, and the States on the West Coast, and in the parts of the Med West, are capable of overcoming such catastrophes with begging for help okay.

        There is no point of you trying to insinuate it is not in Dominica alone!

        We are talking about to different ball games altogether. In Cricket you utilize a ball, in Basket ball and Tennis balls are also used, however Cricket is a different; as a matter of fact they are three different ball games entirely.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        March 16, 2016

        Facts, the late Brook Benton wrote and sang a song in the 1950’s using the very words as I quoted!

        Now there might be a another version I never heard, but don’t try to let me look dumb as if I do not know what I quoted.

        And by the way Elizabeth, E-mailed me a comment in you stated I am a bad man!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

        Cause of something I said, I know what it is you see but I doh talking eh, cause if I hear a certain woman say how she has plenty to tell about me, so before it get to a tell, tell, tell, ting, I doh talking oui!

        I doh is woman eh, so I doh talking like woman!

    • Me
      March 15, 2016

      Punisher, what should the Dominican citizens be grateful for under this regime? Goion, tell us!
      The truth is that Roosevelt Skerrit had the chance to build a new international airport at Crompton Point, in a less vulnerable location, rather than spend over $100 million upgrade for Melville Hall that has proved all but useless. But he wouldn’t do that, would he because that location was selected by the previous government. Now I don’t care two hoots about that previous government but that location is far better than Melville Hall. Same thing happened with our stadium. False pride is a very costly commodity, which we can not afford.

      • March 15, 2016

        You could have volunteered to build the airport at Compton with the $100 million. Remember talk is cheap and bull walks while money talks.

      • Punisher
        March 15, 2016

        Hello hi how are you ? Good we established greeting ….. Favor please don’t include me into the ugly mass of blaming everything on politics or political blasting you people are so ridiculous with that nonsense ……if I was the richest person in the world I would not take up office in Dominica. REASON :if sugar was most important to the source of life and I could provide it to you people forever oh let one black ant crawl in and I’d be the worst person to walk the face of the earth …..get my point?

      • Me
        March 15, 2016

        Point, did Skrit use his own money to spend at Melville Hall? Your argument is twisted to say the least.

      • March 15, 2016

        It’s amazing in the year 2016 people would still be allowing themselves to be fooled that easily. Under this dpl regime what should Dominicans be greatful about?? The people that sucking directly from the tits of the government are in the minority. Can we honestly say that when fortnight and month end comes we’re excited or angry because the money finishes so fast ?? When you can buy a vehicle online for 2000 ec but when u remember the cost to clear it you quickly change mind ?? I’ve seen enough from this government to realize it’s time to try something new . I rather jump through the windows of a burning building than to die a certain death

      • Face the Facts
        March 15, 2016

        Be grateful for what you have. Some have it worst.
        Have you ever heard the saying: “I thought I had no shoes until I saw a man with no toes.”
        Recently there have been a few earthquakes. If people as you do not cease your criticisms and ingratitude, you will be punished.

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