UPDATED WITH PHOTOS: Venezuela’s Maduro arrives in Dominica

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President of Venezuela, Nicholas Maduro, has arrived in Dominica.

He is to symbolically hand over 300 ‘petrocasas’ donated to Dominica by his government following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.

He was met by officials including Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, and President of Dominica, Charles Savarin.

He is expected to hold talks with both Skerrit and Savarin.

Maduro was expected on island last Saturday but the trip was unexpectedly cancelled.

Photos from Office of the Prime Minister.

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45 Comments

  1. 4-cars
    September 28, 2015

    Did I hear that the USA was planning to take 20,000.00 people from Dominica? Yes! But the man “in charge” did not declare the country as a national disaster. ELSE, 20,000 of us would have already been on US soil. Look America is going to take 80,000 Syrians. Think of it – Syrians!!!! Now it’s too late to declare D/A as a national disaster. Well, next time.

  2. 4-cars
    September 27, 2015

    I love to talk. But this time I will not comment – All I can do is Laughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Can’t believe my eyes. Who is to be blamed?

  3. grell
    September 24, 2015

    Dominica is doomed,the enemy of the world,when you all finish ask why the US did not assist,Skerrit is dealing with the …..,Maduro days are drawing near.

    • Just my two cents
      September 24, 2015

      @Grell,
      I was searching my facebook page to answer your comment with a live video from the late Nelson Mandela when asked about his alliance with the enemies of the United States, namely Cuba (Castro), Libya ( late Ghaddafi) and Venezuela (late Chavez) as President of South Africa, however it was too time-consuming. The baseline is that “the world’s enemies does not have to be our enemies. Our country’s attitude is based on the attitude and support of other country’s to our struggle. We are an independent nation with our own constitution and policies. Venezuela supports us to the hilt, not like the US who supports us mainly in rhetoric. We can make them our enemies to please the United States and the rest of the world but this is something we will never do.” Nelson Mandela in New York…(partly edited due to lack of the actual video; I tried to be as precise as possible.)

      • AH LICK IT TWICE
        September 25, 2015

        in am so sorry for you. so because leaders from Venezuela, cuba and others are supporting us and enslaving, victimizing and starving its own people we have to take what we get and hail these leaders as our saviors.

        that is why we are doomed, we don’t going with the teachings of god and the bible but with the love of what we can get from ungodly men.

    • Anoushah Alie
      September 24, 2015

      Your comment is baseless. Latin American leaders deal more on a compassionate, humble, and beneficial way than the European countries and the US. The US still holds its white privilege mentality that every country to the south should be imperialised and exploited. There’s a reason why the African and South American leaders have no trust in the US and Europe and rightfully so; the historical evidence gives reasons why they should’nt be trusted. The US should have helped Dominica regardless of their differences. The most important factor about the islands is that we are no longer slaves to any country to the north and we shouldn’t have to answer to the US or Europe as to how we make decisions and why we make them. #Slavery is over.

    • 4-cars
      September 27, 2015

      Birds of a feather. TWO INCOMPETENT “LEADERS.” :lol: :lol: :lol: “To hell with the constitution.” Hahahahaha……take that in all you skin.

  4. The Real Facts
    September 23, 2015

    A rousing welcome to President Maduro!
    We are pleased and thankful you came to visit us.
    I knew you would visit when it was appropriate to do so.
    Thank you immensely for your generous gifts.
    The good that people do follow them.
    God is not blind to your generosity.
    May God bless you and the people of Venezuela.

    • John Paul
      September 24, 2015

      heh meantime back in Guyana he is looking at our sister with anger
      But we dare not say anything lest we lose 300 oil houses

  5. September 23, 2015

    Thanks pm well done.

  6. GrandBayrian
    September 23, 2015

    I have noticed since Skerrit become Prime Minister, All diplomatic protocols went down the toilet. I thought the head of State is suppose to greet/meet the visiting leader upon arrival?…

  7. Fred
    September 23, 2015

    MADuro looks like he eats well. Plenty of food on his supermarket shelves then ?

  8. Danziger
    September 23, 2015

    Welcome to Dominica President Maduro, thank you the donation may God bless you at all time.
    We appreciate you Sir.

  9. Tjebe fort
    September 23, 2015

    I see he is wearing a green shirt. Maybe he knows Skerrit and them are really Freedom converts? I hope they did not all turn up in their red shirts and embarrass themselves.

    • Kinta
      September 23, 2015

      Skerrit wears all the colours – blue, green, red. The same cannot be said about Lennox or even Edison before him

  10. Rebecca Theodore
    September 23, 2015

    Shameful diplomacy.. Muduro is dressed like a cowboy.. Skerrit is dressed in a suit.

    • Kinta
      September 23, 2015

      All the coward cowboys are in the country that you currently reside. Setting up wars and then have persons becoming refugees

    • Politburo
      September 23, 2015

      Please why you don’t shut your mouth. You sound like a real illiterate

    • Really
      September 24, 2015

      What really is your point? Come back to Dominica and help build the country,do not say when the govt. changes you will come because that will be a very long wait.Stop your negativity towards our country,do you really care about it?

    • UserName
      September 24, 2015

      So in a hot and humid tropical climate like Dominica and the rest of the Caribbean, don’t you think it is much more appropriate to wear shirt jacks (guayabera) as apposed to the temperate climate suit approach. I mean when we out there in the cold doing our thing its OK but back home like you say cowboy style!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. William Mc Lawrence
    September 23, 2015

    Once again thanks to the Government and People of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela… and thanks to His Excellency. President Nicholas Maduro for symbolically handing over the 300 petro casa homes to the victims of Tropical Storm Erika. The relationship between the Commonwealth of Dominica and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is a long standing one which started about 37 years ago after Dominica obtained political independence from Great Britain.

    I welcome this gesture of good will and commitment to rebuild our nation post Tropical Storm Erika.

    On this note, I hope that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will extend a hand of peace and respect to our sister CARICOM nation, the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. This will no doubt present a new ray of hope for peace and development in the Caribbean and the Americas…

    Thanks again to President Maduro and Venezuela as this gesture will bring relief to the many persons who lost their homes during the passage of the…

    • The Real Facts
      September 23, 2015

      You hope he will extend a hand of peace . . .? Why only him? It takes two. Life is a two-way street.

      • William Mc Lawrence
        September 24, 2015

        Noted! Every opinion must be respected :wink:

  12. September 23, 2015

    Who feels it knows it. In The abundance of Water the fool is thirsty. Thanks to all kind and loving people. thank you to all. Never know what a mam feels unless we take a walk in his shoes. Respect Protcol. Blame the messenger, but not the message. Long live Dominica, God Bless America.

  13. The Evangelist?
    September 23, 2015

    @JetaimevousmonJaisee, The English translation of your French name is, I love Jesus. Can you tell me which Jesus you referring to? I asked that question because we know of two jesus in Dominica. 1. The Jesus of the bible, who died for my sins and 2. the politician that religious persons like yourself referred to as Jesus. We need to be very clear about this because the Jesus of the bible was a hater of evil, whereas that jesus of Dominica feeds on evil. Furthermore, the Jesus of the bible commanded us in St. John 16:23, And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. That Jesus pointed us to God! The religious jesus of Dominica told us in no uncertain terms, that we should not go and pray to God when we can we just come to him

    • September 23, 2015

      Sir/Madam/ Fool/Stupid/Demon/Demoness

      Whoever you are in the above listing , but most certainly not an Evangelist, if you know of a Jesus in Dominica–thanks to God that I don’t know him, and have no desire of meeting him.

      It is people whose mind is plagued with evil, even blaspheming God with you sinful names–no doubt that you represent the devil himself–whom God is watching for to strike out, know that your time is coming!

      My comment has nothing to do with people like you, possessed by the demons of your father, himself–I simply wrote with courtesy to a man who contributed our to our needs in Dominica–you had to obey your father the devil, to do what you have to do; I want nothing to do with you and him. Away with you!

    • The Real Facts
      September 23, 2015

      You are judging others? If you knew the real Jesus, you would not judge for He said: “Judge not that you are not judged accordingly.”
      He said: “Be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect.”
      Only Our Lord Jesus Christ knows the extent of a person’s spirituality. You have much to learn. Go and learn the meaning of love.
      Your words are far from perfect. One day your own words will condemn you because you do not live by them. Your words tell much about you and what is in your heart. You hypocrite.

  14. Massacre
    September 23, 2015

    It is good that a man of his magnitude come to see us first hand, this goes a long way. I remember after hurricane David there were Venezuelan soldiers with bulldozers cleaning up the streets.
    So this visit will be with us for a long time.

  15. dominica new york
    September 23, 2015

    sir thank u for visting u are a dear friend to my country

  16. truththe
    September 23, 2015

    Thank you, as we share the reconcilliation and love of God to a people who are in need after devastation by storm Erika. We are a God fearing Nation. We will rise again.

  17. Eon
    September 23, 2015

    Maduro the bully! somebody ask him why he’s building up his troops on Guyana’s border

    • The Real Facts
      September 23, 2015

      You should consider yourself fortunate that TS Ericka spared you. You should thank God for that and be appreciative. You continue to spew hatred.

  18. I, Me, & I Alone
    September 23, 2015

    I say welcome to our beautiful island sir! Thanks for your 300 houses and I am quite sure that by the time you leave Dominica will be very close to returning to where we were before TS Erica, as we know you will pour billions toward our recovery. Thanks again Sir.

    I find he looks like PM Skerrit though he is much larger. here is a trivia for you guys. Besides both Skerrit and Maduro getting into power as a result of death of their predecessors, these two gentlemen hold another political thing in common; guess what?

    I await your response and will post the answer later

  19. sagacious
    September 23, 2015

    despite his own domectic problems he can still reach out ..at a level of support higher than the USA ..WHO ONLY WISHES TO FORCE US to accept their GAY ADENDA

  20. the fly
    September 23, 2015

    Well Come to Dominica Mr President ,your country have always been good too us Dominican you are well come anytime what so ever ,GOD BLESS;

  21. Me
    September 23, 2015

    He looking well fed and pleased with himself , apart from that Thank you to the people of Venezuela for their donation .Greatly appreciated.

  22. African ancestors
    September 23, 2015

    Guyana guyana we stand is solidarity with a black nation africans like Dominican

  23. A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
    September 23, 2015

    Welcome to Dominica President Maduro. Thank you for your historical visit. We appreciate your country’s friendship to Dominica and the personal friendship of your predecessor President Hugo Chavez, may his soul R.I.P. and your own continued friendship for our Prime Minister and to the Commonwealth of Dominica and her Citizens. Thank you sir, thank you the Venezuela Government and thank you to the people of Venezuela. We appreciate your friendship.

  24. really?
    September 23, 2015

    Welcome!!!!

  25. September 23, 2015

    A true and genuine friend of Dominica in good and bad times. Thank you President Maduro a caring leader who is willing to help those in need. A rare trait amongst the leaders of the world today.

    • The Real Facts
      September 23, 2015

      We can say he is not a fair weather friend.
      God bless him and his nationals.

  26. September 23, 2015

    Welcome, welcome, to you Sir! And thanks to you for your care towards our Nation, Dominica. Without men like you we do not survive that calamity of Tropical Storm Ericka–thanks to you for your contribution to our needs. God bless!

    • September 23, 2015

      What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and loosest the lost of his soul. You Dominican saying thank you to Maduro, saying without him you people would not survive, what about the assistance your country receiving from otther donner countries. While Maduro is victimizing, falsely imprison
      Venezuelan, trying to destabilize the region, provoking a war with Guyana and Columbia, enriching himself like his successor Chavez whoes daughters are billionaire and Venezuelan have to line up dress in red for food and toilet paper etc. Your prime minister is not any better than Maduro cause he is a Dictator
      following in Chavez footsteps while he is enriching himself. You leader have no
      moral whatsoever, it he had an ounce of moral he would not be accepting 300
      houses from Maduro as gifts, Dominican some of the donations will be
      heading to Venezuela in exchange for the houses not much left on store
      shelves in Venezuela bearing in mind your island is owes Venezuela…

      • The Real Facts
        September 23, 2015

        The others who help Dominica also receive their fair share of thanks. What more do you want Dominicans to say? Mr Maduro has visited and at this time it is appropriate that welcome and thanks be extended to him.
        Those who appreciate him, his visit and gifts are not in the business of criticizing him and his policies. Let that take a back step. It does not belong on this article and has nothing to do with them. Stick to the article.
        While you quote from the Bible, do you truly live by the Bible? Your words depict that you do not.

      • September 23, 2015

        @The Real Facts September 23, 2015

        I stand with you; let us tell it to them! We have the right to do so!

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