China commits US$14-million to Dominica for post-Maria restoration

A scene after Hurricane Maria

The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has expressed its gratitude to the Government of the People’s Republic of China for its generous support to emergency relief and rebuilding efforts following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

In addition to supplying emergency material immediately following the hurricane, the Government of the People’s Republic of China provided US$800,000.00 to Dominica for emergency relief.

The Government of the People’s Republic of China also provided a grant of US$3 million to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for post-Maria roofing support in Dominica.

Finally, a generous allocation of US$14 million has been made to Dominica by the Government of the People’s Republic of China for post-disaster restoration.

Minister for Foreign Affairs and CARICOM Affairs Honourable Francine Baron has applauded the contribution of the People’s Republic of China as yet another example of its commitment to South-South Cooperation and an indication of the strong ties of friendship existing between the People’s Republic of China and the Commonwealth of Dominica.


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  1. Prim
    November 6, 2017

    So why is the UWP so interested in the having ties with china, the communist country, the human rights exploiter, the corrupt red china? Is it because they have no way and no how of sourcing funds to run a country? I see the supporters making all kind of excuses, jumping up and down about the visit of the team to china even if all the oppositions of the world has visited china but they fail to answer the question. Why is China so good all of a sudden? What happen to the grand old US of A that refuse to help its “colonies” Hahahah big joke UWP, you are destined to stay right there in the yard. :mrgreen:

  2. Beauboi
    November 6, 2017

    Thank you china,Please come back and open your stores my shoes finish during maria.

    • November 6, 2017

      You like to buy coshonee

      • Yo Yo
        November 7, 2017

        lol give it to them

  3. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pmpers
    November 4, 2017

    I hope there will be public accounting of this money. We already had one minister who stored an entire truck load of ration at his Roseau home, due to lack of storage. Hopefully, the national treasury has enough storage to store the millions in aid that we continue to receive from the international community.

  4. No wonder
    November 4, 2017

    Well No wonder people find themselves dancing with joy and forget their role for a Minuit there . Phycology says when people are happy they will do everything including the dance . Thanks China , our treasury was so empty and people was all nervous but you gave a promise and that is enough.
    I feel back on my feet. I had to prove I am the best boss , after all dominica is mine my father left for me .i don’t even know which one the one that claim me or the one who said don’t calll my name. Well well, China to the Rescue .

  5. DA girl
    November 4, 2017

    SMH… Dominicans boy…If nothing had come from China some persons would be asking’ oh where the so-called friend China’. There is just no pleasing everybody. It’s impossible. So all I can say is thank you to all the nations, groups and individuals who have come forward to assist in whatever way you could, whether in cash or kind. We appreciate you. We pray that your countries never have to experience what we experienced but if God forbid one day you do, we hope to come to your aid as you have come to ours. Thank you ALL and God Bless!!

  6. I 'is' D 1st lady wii
    November 3, 2017

    But guys while I say a big thank you to China, we MUST understand that it IS NOT cash money; it is COMMITTED money or a commitment. The headline says China COMMITS US$14 million dollars. It did not say China gave. A commitment is always conditional and can be reversed just as we know some people that committed themselves to a man till death do them part but today they still alive but a man with more money, bigger title, and more popular could easily come in and crash that marriage and who knows they could even be first lady of any country. So understand what a commitment is.

    • November 4, 2017

      Be GREATFUL/Thankful I ‘is’ D 1st lady wii!!!

  7. Viewsecpresdedmybehind
    November 3, 2017

    Who the h*ll cares where the money comes from. What ungrateful no good @ viewsexpressed. Small minded and backwards waste of time with your garbage talk. Why aren’t you out there begging for money?. Go do something and stop bumping your gums. To everyone who has help DA in any way we appreciate you. To the PM thank you for all you do. There will always be nay sayers. Remember the whole world will not hate you and the whole world will not love you. There will always be people for you and against you.

    • viewsexpressed
      November 5, 2017

      You false prophet and chief Nay Sayer, thanks for your comments, we read and understand the nature of your denial relenting your opinion to one of a Nay sayer. Just taking a leaf from your message above. This is a word to the wise which is always sufficient, stay focus on the subject matter and stop being personal and defensive on the what is not defenceable. Corruption is corruption, it is open and before us in Dominica by this your corrupt Labour party. Too much bobol, for example we need to know who initiated the famous Bin Bobol scheme brought to the open to us By Hon Linton. Let this be your focus and assignment for your next write up. We await the result to your research. Go ask Skerrit and Tony etc how did they manage this Bin Bobol and others so well. Hon Linto I bet is available to educate you how it was manipulated. Thanks. You open your eyes be a critic and not a defender of the defenceless and a nay sayer.
      Hope this is helpful. Look forward to your further contribution.

  8. Javi
    November 3, 2017

    Why does this president continue to get elected? He drives arpund in fancy cars with expensive jewelry from a far its obvious he is a crook. He has an expensive house that no one is really sure jow he bought it. While he taxes the food that comes into dominica, makes side deals. Pessemistic people will say, “he pursues the poor.” The population is small. It just takes a very small amount of determined people to take over power. Your telling me that. 50-100 people cannot rally together and campaign for a year just by going from town to town. In America it takes hundreds of millions. In Dominica it take a very few. Yet you guys sit back and provide commentary as if detached from your own reality

    • Prim
      November 6, 2017

      Javi re read your questions, that should answer them but let me help you. you ask Why? Because there is not reason to. You seem to live elsewhere, keep doing that and shut it

  9. roy
    November 2, 2017

    Now Dominica needs a large Chinese workforce to get things moving. They are known for their fast and efficient work. At least they will be able to supervise the spending of their money and not have it misused.

    • Anonymous
      November 3, 2017

      Funny enough they were also one of the first countries to evacuate their citizens from Dominica, more than 400 of them, a few days after Maria. I wonder what happened to the poor Chinese workers in the camp at Bureau, in their flimsy little houses, right in the flood plain of the river and next to the sea. I hope they all survived and are safe. Aftr all, they are human beings too.

  10. viewsexpressed
    November 2, 2017

    We need to know how this money is going to be spent. It needs to be accounted for. Skerrit has to be decent and call parliament into session to present and debate how this money is gonna serve Dominicans al over the island. It has to be benefit all of Dominican. The structures of Dominica are already outdated and have been ignored by Skerrit and his hopeless government. We have already heard of endless CBI money and that most of it just being distributed discrimately. These corrupt government feel that Maria would not have come and they were all free flying here there and everywhere.
    I do not trust Skerrit and his corrupt government/
    Skerrit Must Go:

  11. November 2, 2017

    Dominica is a blessed country, but even though being blessed, a severe wake up call is always around the corner. Puerto Rico a colony of the USA, is outside looking in, while aid continues to pour into Dominica. The people, or i should say some of them are not blessed, and because of their continued living in inner darkness, disasters will continue to be a condition . A country is judged by the quality of people that live in it. Bob.

  12. November 2, 2017

    Thank you to all kind and loving People, every little bit will Do, having said that, i’m also thinking and hoping that at the end of it all we all can be very satisfied, with the transparency, and accountability, in reporting to the masses, just like the Daily briefing, we must stop at nothing in being clear and honest with what we are receiving, and from who we’re receving it. Only then we shall really rise again, and build bigger and better for the sake of all Dominicans, and friends of Dominica! personally, i have contributed to so many charitable groups and organizations, and Churches, my hope is in the end i will not regret it, and die a broke man. Just saying.

  13. Channel 1
    November 2, 2017

    ……..(gasp)……………….Francine. 8-O 8-O

    The financial assistance by China to Dominica is another indication of its friendship between China and DOMINICA?

    So………(wait nuh)……so is not China giving Dominica money because it as a nation has strong friendship ties with Roosevelt Skerrit? Ah ha, so is sovereign nation – sovereign nation transactions that going on all de while dere den.

    So why de delusional out there always bawling about when Workers come in power, where they will get help from?

    Like Maria really clearing up things for us to ‘see’ the truth better now man.

    • Prim
      November 2, 2017

      Channel1 IFFFFF and a very big IF by some miracle or curse UWP get into power they will not accept anything from China, They will be asking for help from the big USA. From all what they have been saying that’s the move, so wait on that. While you wait, remember Puerto Rico and the USVI are part of the USA and are begging for assistance. You never wonder why Dominicans saying with Skerrit despite all the doom you preaching for years? Wait still, UWP doesn’t need China, unless they see the light that Skerrit shine in their eyes? What you saying, skerrit makes good moves then? Make up your mind.

      • Channel 1
        November 2, 2017

        @Prim – The sentences you have written above lack coherence hence making what you have written hard to understand.

        Based on your utterances above, I’m left to conclude that you just came back from the FUTURE hence your brazenness in proclaiming to us who live in the PRESENT that the UWP will and will not do such and such things when it gets into office.


        As part your FUTURISTIC insight, you stated that the UWP will be asking for help from the big USA. PRESENTLY though, isn’t Roosevelt asking for help from various countries including the big USA? 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O

        P.S. – A bit of news from the PAST –


      • Dominican
        November 3, 2017

        You are ignorant, to say the least. The last parliamentary party from Dominica to visit China, at that country’s invitation was led by leader of the oppopsition Lennox Linton. Now,you do not have to like the man but this is a fact. Theis would not have happened if there were no ties and understanding between the UWP and China.
        This is testimony that our friends in China have no probles in working with the oppopsition.

      • November 6, 2017

        I hope u living in the USVI or Puerto Rico.Looks like you saying what u want

  14. I 'is' D 1st lady wii
    November 2, 2017

    Thank you very much China for your continued support. Your gift of US$14 million will block a huge hole in the $30 billion we need to build back of our country. If we can convince the US, UK, Canada, France, Taiwan, Brussels, Dubai, India, Morroco, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, The UN, World Bank, North Korea, Russia, Pakistan, in fact all our friends to contribute US$ 14 million each, that would take us very close to US$3 billion and by the time we use our passport money we have in Dubai, Panama and wherever we banking them, not only will we be able to recover but we will be in a position to make Dominica the most beautiful, most attractive, most modern and prosperous island in the caribbean

  15. Citizen
    November 2, 2017

    Good work PM !!!!!

  16. theeyeshaveit
    November 2, 2017

    Meanwhile we waiting to hear how much The Blue Team Bringing back to us from the Sahara Desert…… Jokers!!!!

    • Donkey Bray
      November 2, 2017

      Do not worry about what the Blue Team have to bring back because it is the Red Team that is in government… Instead worry about the Salt that All Dominicans will be sucking under the Red Team :lol: :lol: :lol: I hope you post your concerns when you too start to suck the salt the Red Team will give you… Damn Donkey

      • Prim
        November 2, 2017

        You should realize my dear donkey that Dominicans know is salt the blue team will give them to suck that’s why they staying where they are.

      • Expat
        November 2, 2017

        Why insult the individual by the term Damn Donkey when it is quite evident that by your pseudonym you are the donkey ‘Donkey Bray’.

      • November 3, 2017

        To Donkey Bray you know you are wrong so wrong for posting comment like this we are all in the same boat be it Red or Blue that is not the time guys lets stop bashing each order remember the whole world is reading the comments even the people that want to help us they must be saying
        these people are not in their right mind please my people please stop these rude and make better comments

    • Open eyes
      November 2, 2017

      you must be getting paid to be a dumb

    • Citizen
      November 2, 2017

      Well Said !!!!!

    • really
      November 2, 2017

      This is what divides us , this stupid comments . everything have to be politics . Say thanks and lets give God thanks for what we have gotten . Dominica will always stay back because of idiots like you

    • Silver fox
      November 3, 2017

      I can guarantee Linton will never let anyone know how much money he got not even his comedian supporters

      • Prim
        November 6, 2017

        Linton will not tell them when is his roof he trying to replace

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