Contract for international airport possible by next year says PM Skerrit

The Douglas Charles Airport at Melville Hall

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit has said that a contract for building an international airport in Dominica is possible by the middle of next year.

He said his government is committed to building such a facility because it will enhance the economic activity and opportunities on the island.

“The government is fully committed to the construction of the international airport,” he said. “We believe that this airport will enhance our economic and social development.”

He said a contract could be signed before the middle of next year.

“Don’t be surprised if before the middle of next year you see the signing of a contract for the international airport in Dominica,” he stated.

The Prime Minister said the running of a country is serious business and “you cannot make joke with it.”

“Because you are entrusted as a government with the lives and future of the people and you cannot say one thing tonight and tomorrow morning when you wake up because your head is hurting you, you say something differently, there must be consistency, you must be serious about it,” he said. “There are people who are saying they want an international airport, now that it is coming they are telling us, there is no need for an international airport, use the money for something else.”

He vowed that Dominica Labour Party, which he has the honor to lead, will build an international airport in the country, “for the people of Dominica.”

The construction of an international airport has long been spoken about in Dominica.

In November 2013, during a visit to China, Skerrit signed a US$300-million deal with Chinese company ASCG with “reconstruction of an international airport” among projects to be undertaken under the agreement.

The following month, Skerrit said that engineers from China were in Dominica to visit the construction site proposed, in Compton Point near Calibishie, so as to provide advice to the government of Dominica.

At a Dominica Labour Party Rally on May 5, 2014, Skerrit said that his government was actively pursuing several projects, including the construction of an international airport through the BOOT – Build, Own, Operate and Transfer – option, with a team of private developers from China.

Later that same month, the Prime Minister led a three-man delegation to China to “advance discussions on the construction of an international airport and other development projects.”

Upon his return from China, Skerrit told reporters that “good progress” was being made on the project and a document will soon be made available to the public about the details. That document was never made public.

In March 2017, Skerrit spoke to a group of students from the North East Comprehensive School and said that the airport will be built in the north-eastern part of the island.

He said an American firm was engaged to do all of the studies in relation to the international airport and would be doing a presentation to the cabinet on the 21st of April, 2017 on its finding,

He did not disclose the name of the American firm.

At a town hall meeting in March, 2017, Skerrit vowed that an international airport will become a reality in Dominica.

“I shall focus my energies to ensure it, that we can get the funding to build this international airport for our people,” he remarked.

In May 2018, Hurricane Maria was blamed for further progress on the international airport.

Skerrit however said that US$5-million have been set aside per month for the construction of such a facility and so far the Government has been able to set aside over EC$149 million.

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99 Comments

  1. Carrotop
    July 19, 2018

    Put it by the aviator, might as well keep the white elephants together.

  2. Paul Rossnof
    July 19, 2018

    All of a sudden this statement from Skerrit and the other recent one regarding a cruise ship village in Portsmouth are making sense. It’s yet another smoke screen from the leader of this rogue administration as it appears to be clear now that Ross University is not returning to Dominica. So he had to dish out a few pie in the sky ‘development’ plans in advance of this story breaking to pacify his supporters. This specifically had to be done because he knew he would face questions ……………………………………………………………………………………..
    I empathize with the many investors in the Picard and Portsmouth area and I sincerely hope that they demand answers from their government. Are they going to continue to allow Skerrit and his administration to play games with their livelihood?

  3. Truth to power
    July 18, 2018

    Which airport the

    1st promised

    2nd promised

    3rd promised

    4th promised

    5th promised

    6th promised PAPA BONDIEU WHICH ONE !!

  4. Charlesworth Grannum
    July 18, 2018

    Yeah Laba ka twavay. GOD BLESS DOMINICA GOD BLESS DLP.

  5. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pmpers
    July 18, 2018

    I wonder where are the engineers who came down to conduct the Environmental Impact Assessment Survey a few years ago? Maybe they got lost in the bush somewhere in the East. No one never saw or read that report. Where the heck is it? :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

  6. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pmpers
    July 18, 2018

    Can someone please make an appointment with Dr. Benjamin for Skerrit. The man is at it again. He’s not at his baseline behavior and it appears that he is really unwell this time. The last three times that he promised this lie, showed signs of delusions, but this time around, we are at “Death Con Five.” The man is really unwell upstairs. The lights are on, but no one is home. Marte!

  7. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pmpers
    July 18, 2018

    Elections must be near again. Skerrit too damn wicked to bring back that dirty lie again. Then again, those Red Supporters so damn “Dotish,” you can tell them anything. How much plywood and galvanize he giving out this time to keep them so stupid? Maybe Colin will release the donated building materials to residents of Valley, instead of hiding underneath his bed, each time someone tries to get in touch with him. “Labor too darn Modara.”

  8. Rusty
    July 18, 2018

    Here he goes again god on donkey back father send help

  9. Portsmouth Labourite
    July 18, 2018

    Yeah man, Dominicans get ready. General elections not far. Once you start hearing talk about the international airport coming, just know General Elections coming too… :lol: :lol: :lol: And even though is Dimitri toy airport we getting, I still voting LABA WII :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Neville
      July 19, 2018

      Tell us why. Share you secrecy! Do you know something we don’t… Are you on Skerrits playlist?
      .

  10. Lougawoo Mem
    July 18, 2018

    Not again! That’s old news, need a new line PM

  11. Bring our parrots back
    July 18, 2018

    What happened to all those millions of dollars donated to Dominica after hurricane Maria, who got it? Foreign bank accounts need to be checked for the missing money.

    • Joe
      July 18, 2018

      No one. the hurricane affected islands have yet to receive more than half of the money promised by bigger countries and organizations.

      • Paul Rossnof
        July 19, 2018

        How do you know?? Have you seen the governments accounts? In the absence of transperancy and accountability by this evil regime we are kept guessing. One day it will all come to light and rest assured it will make very bad reading. I just hope the government of the day will THEN hold the present government accountable for every cent and hunt them to the four corner of the world to bring them to justice. All this cannot go unpunished!

  12. Young but will not be fooled!!!
    July 18, 2018

    All other Caribbean countries moving forward we just there going in circles moving backwards even he said we’re 40 years behind I wonder how many years behind we are now Dominica don’t even have a shopping mall the only hospital near the airport shut down so if you’re in need of immediate medical attention from Marigot wesley in those areas you know your *** in grass. Look at the condition of the roads Lord have mercy yo ka Anni patch patch patch holes look at our so called high way pufffft this man has been to Dubai he knows what a high way looks like…think about it now if we get an international airport more people will come in and possibly more investors too so imagine an investor comes to open up a huge supercenter amazing low prizes and everything do you know how embarrassing that would be for astaphans etc this man is just not taking us Dominicans seriously because he knows that at the end of the day he can just do his cocomakak and know he must win case closed ????

  13. Keeping the faith
    July 18, 2018

    All I’m reading from these comments are the blue haters keep on hating and doubting but when this airport comes to be fruitful you all will sing a different song.ask fir me I’m keepi6the faith because I for sure know this airport will come to pass no doubt about it.

    • Paul Rossnof
      July 18, 2018

      Stop dreaming, it won’t happen. What does it take for you to realise that YOUR PM is a liar and utterly incompetent?

      • Keeping the faith
        July 18, 2018

        Incompetent? Really? Tell me what are your so call leader plans and vision for Dominica. Look at this the west coast road ,the hospital ,the stadium, we care program ,the state college ,
        70 and over money every month ,the York valley bridge airport soon to come and the list goes on .do you call that a incompetent government? Common take the lassie out your eyes and stop the political blindness. Liar?

    • Karl Orndem
      July 18, 2018

      the ignorance of a dominican. So if someone disagrees with something said by the labor government they are a Worker? Are you a fool? do you know how many so called laborites are completely dissatisfied by our government? You would be surprised. I do not support any political party, i have only ever voted once in my life to my regret. I am not a fool, Airport and Marijuana will be big topics this election that will take place next year. But i know that neither of these will be actualized. it was done the last election to fool the people but nothing. They will have big ceremony big celebration with shovels and ribbon and say it is ground breaking ceremony to fool the people better, but nothing. wait for it still.

    • Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pmpers
      July 18, 2018

      Stop drinking rum and get a dose of reality. Show me the airport and then talk.

    • My Take
      July 19, 2018

      Views like these are why Dominica is in its worse economic situation in its history. 20 years and you still keeping faith? Allu keeping people in poverty

    • Real
      July 19, 2018

      lmao the hospital tou tou? Haha, sometimes it’s not about politics. When was the last time you traveled on smooth road? Do u think what Dominica needs now is an international airport? fROM THE AIRPORT WHERE THEY GOING? Which road they passing on? Have our sites been repaired? Where is the hospital in case their toe bounce? U have so many new ambulance but when will a nurse or other health care professional travel with the driver to care for the patient on the way to the hospital? Open ur eyes sweetie. A child is capable of suggesting what the country needs. Pray for your people, the direction the country is heading is not pretty.

  14. Paul Rossnof
    July 18, 2018

    How many times do you want us to give him the benefit of a doubt?? More than 10 times more than 20 times? If you want to give your PM the benefit of a doubt for the twentieth time, go right ahead but don’t ask me to be fooled by a fake doctor more than once!!

  15. kubulol
    July 18, 2018

    It is not wise to say that DLP ( or any political party ) will build an international airport ;
    the airport will be built by taxpayers money and international donations.

    • July 18, 2018

      I don’t know why so many people are disliking that, it’s good to remember that every dollar government spends originally came from hard working people.

      • Floridian Diaspora
        July 19, 2018

        It is also good that you should remember that every dollar this particular government spends does not come from hard working people. A great deal of it comes from the CBI program and donor countries that gave skeritt money after he went out there begging

  16. just cool
    July 18, 2018

    Sometimes you really want to give these guys the benefit of the doubt but they have a track record of not delivering.. The abattoir,Coffee plant, Cane-field airport to a cruise village, geothermal plant supplying electricity to our neighbors, Rosalie By passroad,PWC site turning into a multi floor hotel.. the list goes on…
    :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:

  17. Satan is a liar!
    July 17, 2018

    DNO I have no time to read or comment on statements made by the PM because like Ian, who is a lawyer and one of his senior minister said, he fooled me too many times already. However DNO please allow me a little space on this medium to warn my people about Satan, the liar and father of lies, who daily feeds his with a diet of Lies, deception, and hypocrisy. Jesus described Satan as a liar and father of all lies John 8:44. Revelation 13 described the wounded dragon as a deciever that demands worship and, one that one must have the 666 on their foreheads in order to buy and sell. We need to be very careful with the time and season we in because though we might not see the 666, we know for a fact that one has to be Red to work, get a roof or get promoted, something similar to the mark of the Beast of Revelation 13. But Satan is a liar and he will NOT Prevail!

  18. Rammy
    July 17, 2018

    Here we go again—-I am so sick of this guy they call Skerrit- Lord I pray the next elections bring a different result for Dominica’s sake.

  19. pet
    July 17, 2018

    In November 2013, during a visit to China, Skerrit signed a US$300-million deal with Chinese company ASCG with “reconstruction of an international airport” among projects to be undertaken under the agreement.

    The following month, Skerrit said that engineers from China were in Dominica to visit the construction site proposed, in Compton Point near Calibishie, so as to provide advice to the government of Dominica.

    At a Dominica Labour Party Rally on May 5, 2014, Skerrit said that his government was actively pursuing several projects, including the construction of an international airport through the BOOT – Build, Own, Operate and Transfer – option, with a team of private developers from China.

    Later that same month, the Prime Minister led a three-man delegation to China to “advance discussions on the construction of an international airport and other development projects.”

    construction and reconstruction bth mean the same thing in the PM dictionary

    • Neville
      July 19, 2018

      At the time I asked to see that signed deal. Nobody got to see it because it was pie in the sky. All it was was just more propaganda of an utterly incompetent PM to fool it’s supporters once again and win another election. His way of thinking is: let’s use a winning formula once again! Let’s see how many times I can fool them until they finally find me out??

  20. My Take
    July 17, 2018

    Where the tebehs that believe everything that comes out this fake Dr’s mouth. I’m waiting

    • RandyX
      July 18, 2018

      They’ll keep quiet on this one because they know they have been found out again. No spin will work this time!

  21. %
    July 17, 2018

    Election must be this year!!!!
    Ha!Ha!
    You need to be rejected Skerrit!! You are an absolute failure!
    Shameless!

  22. RastarMarn
    July 17, 2018

    (Dominica Labour Party, which he has the honor to lead, will build an international airport in the country, “for the people of Dominica.”) Seriously???

    Fair enough, so lets check how long DLP has been in power and lets start counting how many Infrastructure developments the leaders have done for the “People” of Dominica,,,

    Marn stand to be corrected but as far as Marn can see Skerrit and his band of Misfits have done nothing but enrich themselves with resources taken from the Dominican people,,,

    At the next press briefing could someone from DNO ask Skerrit those two Multibillion dollar projects at Portsmouth going on, how are those benefiting the “People” when Range is a foreign entity selling Dominican Citizenship to enrich its administrative body,,,

    Next is: Can the “People” of Dominca have an Audit of books and records as they pertain to CitizenShip By Investment Program???

    Once those questions have been answered in public then we can belief airport will…

  23. Bring back our parrots
    July 17, 2018

    Nazi leader Joseph Goebbels said in 1933 that if you keep repeating a lie over and over people will start to believe it and take it as fact..

  24. July 17, 2018

    So the Punjab PhD is on a spending spree and only God knows when he is going to stop or rather will be stopped. DR you went to the UN and cried your hypocrite crocodile tears to the world that this country (Dominica) was so devastated that you needed US $1 billion to restore and rebuild it; in other words the country broke. So tell me Mr Big Stuff it’s been just 10 months since Maria so where you fin that cash nah to build all those Election projects; and do you expect the rest of the civilized society to feel sorry for you and us. Garcon what you think nah “sey sot qui fai nous led”; SKERRIT boy is time for you to GO!!!!!!!!

  25. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    July 17, 2018

    “it will enhance the economic activity and opportunities on the island? ”

    Those are Edison precise words; in addition to saying it will bring more people to the country; Labor Said he wanted it import cocaine!

    How hypocritical are those words of a lying demon; are you not one of the same Roosevelt Skerrit which long ago told the nation along with your Sr. Roosevelt Rosie Skerrit Douglas, that we do not have any need for an International Airport in Dominica, because it was too expensive, and besides Antigua and Barbados have one already?

    Have you heard that Antigua is building another one on their sister dependent island Barbuda? Were you not the one and the same Roosevelt Skerrit known by any other name who brought Ralph Gonzales to Dominica and put him on a political platform to inform Dominicans that we do not need a new airport we have one already all you need to do is dig up the river bed, install landing lights and that’s all Dominica needs?

  26. Roseau River
    July 17, 2018

    Election time nears…sigh

  27. Ibo France
    July 17, 2018

    I have read all the comments on this article. One thing is painfully clear. The vast majority of Dominicans have no confidence in their PM ability to speak the truth. He has brought this on himself as he often handcuffs himself to lies. His regime often spreads poisonous disinformation for public consumption to sway minds. The leader paints a glowing picture of the country and continues to make fanciful promises. His policies have nurtured an environment of poverty, destitution, hopelessness and mendicancy. He has most certainly overstayed his time. The country is yearning for change.

    • Niceness
      July 18, 2018

      Well Ibo, if you consider 44 comments on this article to be the majority of Dominicans you need help! :-D
      I do agree that the PM lies a lot, however it is just the same opposition members braying everywhere and making loud barrel noises while they convince themselves that they are the majority :lol:

      • Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pmpers
        July 18, 2018

        It will not be built.

      • Ibo France
        July 19, 2018

        Niceness, first and foremost, I love your name. You have admitted that the PM has an adversarial relationship with the truth. His lies are legendary. Honestly, do you think that someone who consistently misrepresents the truth should be at the pinnacle of government? Lying and thievery are twin brothers. No wonder the country is plagued with a tsunami of scandals.

      • My Take
        July 19, 2018

        So you agree the pm lies a lot while the opposition is braying? Y’all skerritites are something else eh. What the hell else are they supposed to do to address foolishness and comments like yours?

  28. My opinion NOT yours
    July 17, 2018

    Ross might go Barbados for 3 yrs
    So add 1 n 1

  29. Ms. Framcis
    July 17, 2018

    Tell us something we havent heard yet.

  30. %
    July 17, 2018

    Election is close people,even at our doorsteps.We we promised by those wickeds an international airport in2005,one in 2009,one in 2014,so we should have THREE so far .That’s the fourth.Thats why Skerrit and his other evil MISLEADERS must be dumped into Oblivion.Will the site be on the head of his most insultive and idiotic minister?.Skerritwill find acres of real estate on that head .Ain’t it!!!
    Where the wicked rule,the people mourn.DLP is a wicked and evil party,!

  31. July 17, 2018

    I am a shame of what my people has become, just yester day the Haitian people showed you Dominican how to do it they took to the streets to fight for there rights,, we need to take a page from them.

  32. Coincidence
    July 17, 2018

    I Wonder if there’s an election next year. We all heard that in 2013; and then, there just happened to be one in 2014…..hmm dej a vu? Lol

    • Ibo France
      July 18, 2018

      Yes, Dominicans should stand up and show the Ministers of Government that the Boss is the people. However, they should NEVER destroy their communities especially the business sector. The desperate unemployment problem in Haiti just got more desperate.

  33. Me
    July 17, 2018

    Dear Mr. P.M. I concur, Of course, running a country is serious business – “you cannot make joke with it”.
    More is the pity then that we have become the butt of ridicule under sixteen years of your leadership.

  34. Nacinimod
    July 17, 2018

    File this one under Fake News. Dominica is a failed state; the PIP (people in power) are inept and the opposition is a disgrace. None these guys have the experience or competence to run a bicycle shop much less a functioning country. God save us all.

    • My Take
      July 17, 2018

      How would you know whether the opposition is inept or not? The opposition seems to be the only party that is organized and active

    • Young but will not be fooled!!!
      July 18, 2018

      And yet still you gave them your vote when did you realize they were inept on the 1st election or the last one why aren’t you the one running the country then?? You seem to have the experience and competence judging people calling the opposition and they haven’t gotten 1 chance to prove if themselves but you all gave this government multiple chances and now that some of you realize that they’re incompetent you go around bashing them which is np and bashing the opposition for no apparent reason glad you said save US all that includes you as well ??

  35. weh
    July 17, 2018

    So what is happening with that direct flight from florida that was promised?

    • RandyX
      July 17, 2018

      That’s forgotten already!! They mention the same things over and over and that over a period of 18 years. Apart from words never ever anything happens. It’s called propaganda and Skerrit is a master of it and most Dominicans are too dumb to realise that they have been fooled for the last 18 years.

  36. anonymous2
    July 17, 2018

    The people have it down Skerrit.

  37. JBaptiste
    July 17, 2018

    Skerrit is a clear and present danger to Dominica. At this juncture anything is a better option than this government, and I mean ANYTHING.

  38. Washington DC
    July 17, 2018

    I don’t care if is workers, freedom or labour that build the airport. We need an international airport and we need it now. Why all that negative is about. Just because the international airport going to be built under the labour party. Why you guys so afraid that the airport going to be a reality. We should be giving the man a round of a plus for making such a bold move towards that. Come on guys let’s give him benefit of de doubt.

    • Radio Kord Kapi
      July 17, 2018

      Really a “round of a plus” we have to give him..cause that’s another plus to the number of times the building of an international airport was promised by Skerritt and his DLP and nothing happens. The article records the many times an international airport was promised- read again…I am sure you missed them. So, tell me why do we have to take the PM’s word’s seriously; when he has proven time and time again to lie about the building of the airport. Some of us Dominicans are wicked sick…

    • I'M NOT A PRIME MISTAKE!!!
      July 18, 2018

      :mrgreen: Your rogue prime mistake already have the benefits of the doubts,this is why the masses don’t believe him!!!

  39. Not A Herd Follower
    July 17, 2018

    Heard that story many times before. Chupes. Same old politricks by Skerrit.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      July 17, 2018

      Election is around the bend, so this time he is not taking Dominica to another level, nor is he going to transform Dominica, which is the same as saying he is going to take Dominica to the next level.

      The problem is that his gullible supporters are going to run out and vote for him on that stupid promise! Every election year he runs his mouth with the same promise, after almost twenty years of doing nothing to enhance the welfare of our people, and youths in general.

      If Dominicans return Roosevelt into government, the next Maria to come along will destroy Dominica forever simply to get rid of Roosevelt.

      Last election, he plagiarized the UWP verbatim, everything they said they would do including building an International Airport, he said that he will do also. That clown even left; said he was going to China to get money to build it, he returned almost five years has elapse; no Airport, not a word from that liar!

  40. $156 million short
    July 17, 2018

    A daily diet of Lies, deception, and hypocrisy. Jesus described Satan as a liar and father of all lies John 8:44. Revelation 13 describe d the wounded dragon as a deciever that demands worship and, one that one that demands that one must have the 666 on their foreheads in order to buy and sell. Here we need to be red to work, sell or get promoted, something similar to the mark of the Beast of Revelation 13. So I ignore the liar, the deciever, the hypocrite that uses religion and the Bible to preach his lies. It’s because of such lies and deception Dominica not getting a break with mother nature, like Maria and Erica.

  41. LifeandDeath
    July 17, 2018

    All you not Tired with Skerrit Dominicans?…The man speaks like a untrained lay man…and here in Dominica he is Prime Minister..makes Promises and grand talks, but what has he delivered?..

    arm arm arm…speaking like he absent minded. the Man is tired and Beat!!

  42. Ibo France
    July 17, 2018

    Very shortly, all roads, bridges and alleys in Dominica will be paved with gold. No one will have to work as each citizen will get a handsome monthly allowance from the government. Each citizen of driving age will be given a vehicle of his choice. If you believe these things, then it’s perfectly alright to put trust in Mr. Skerrit’s international airport fantasy. This man tells so many lies that you would have to temporarily remove your commonsense to believe him.

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      July 17, 2018

      Ibo, Looks like you campaigning now. Thought you said you not into politics. Dem hypocrite.

      • Neville
        July 18, 2018

        You for sure not into politics but certainly into corruption. That’s why you worship YOUR PM.

      • John Jay
        July 18, 2018

        So I guess that’s why the airport is coming back on scene last it was the ghe minister of works & communications. Now is the Punjab Doctor. Let them stay there with their LIES we have to much on our hands now to look after international airport. We have HOUSINGS ,ROADS, HEALTH CARE ETC. This is not a priority now so call Dr.

  43. Jonathan Y St Jean
    July 17, 2018

    Will someone please wake Skerritt up. The man is having dreams of cruise village now an international airport. He is hallucinating and I hope he is alright for the country’s sake and for his family as well. Just a few weeks ago he announced he had $163 million in an account towards an airport and went on to offer that a couple containers would possibly serve as the terminal. It must be the publishing of the result of the poll by Mr. Bruno which has Skerritt hallucinating. Trump said during the campaign that he loved the uneducated, so I guess Skerritt is in the same mold as the false Trumpet. Go ahead Skerritt and keep feeding empty paper bags to those in Red. The signing of a contract for an internationall airport to be built when?is the question. Also which site and what cost? . Skerritt you were entrusted with the government 18 years ago and you brought Gonsalves to tell us we don’t need an international airport now you are saying something else. Just tell us elections is close

  44. RandyX
    July 17, 2018

    Liar, liar. We have been hearing this for 10 years now, you even said on some occasions that you had signed agreements. Now you want to sign another agreement by middle of next year. How many agreements do you have to sign to built one single airport. Skerrit, you are incompetent and you are a liar. Resign and go to New York where you already spent more time than in Dominica. But before you go, don’t forget to give the money back to Make Dominique that you have taken and with held from her. We will hold you accountable in the end, believe it!!

  45. viewsexpressed
    July 17, 2018

    All what we are reading in this transcript from the this failed inept Prime Minister is real rubbish and does not sound professionally enough that I ponder on it with fear and disturbances as this pronouncement is the same old tune sang by Skerrit. This man is dangerous as PM of Domininca and every and anything to attempt to sweeten us Dominicans with pronouncement and Fake announcement of airport is a joke. We know why, it is because Skerrit and his political cronies are scared of Hon Lennox Linton and his disciplined professional UWP Team. So Skerrit has to shout out promises everyday and his term of office coms to and end, when we the Dominican people kick his corrupt politics out of our governing system. The action of this man and his failed government is too much for us Dominicans.

  46. Shaka Zulu
    July 17, 2018

    This sounds like a drunk man walking up the road in the middle of the night talking to himself about himself. Someone just happen to hear and post as news. Sound lime a mentally deranged individual.

    • Child of Itassi
      July 18, 2018

      @ Shaka: I resemble that! :-?

  47. jamie
    July 17, 2018

    Skerrit stop taking the people for fools,you remember 5 years ago you said the same statement,man get man step aside ,your and old recording,18 years and nothing,where are the bridges to the airport,man you have sucked the blood out of this country,i thank god everyday that i have been out of this country with so much lies from you and your regime,GOD PLEASE FREE DOMINICA FROM THIS CORRUPT GOVERNMENT.YOUR JUST FULL OF LIES AND EMPTY PROMISES.

  48. saquay gwo boudeh
    July 17, 2018

    once u see that talk start back… election… then the talk will die again until the next election

  49. Sam
    July 17, 2018

    Mr quick quark when I see the plane land

    • Me
      July 17, 2018

      Sam, a quark is a subatomic particle, so small and quick you would not see it or be aware of it’s passing. Maybe you mean cric-crac?

  50. weh
    July 17, 2018

    Election gimmicks have started already

  51. smh
    July 17, 2018

    meser quic!!!!!

    • Child of Itassi
      July 18, 2018

      quaaaaaack!!!!!

  52. July 17, 2018

    Chups, Skerrit connot build a hotel, in over 6 years, is something so complicated as an international airport he Can build??Give me a break with allu magee :-D :-D

    • Neville
      July 17, 2018

      This PM and his government could not organise a drink up in a rum shop let alone do anything else. Incompetent, corrupt and full of BS. How low has Dominica fallen??

  53. DA Fails
    July 17, 2018

    I find it so funny how chinese be foolin black folks…

    Chine man: What you want?

    Skerro: 300 million dollar air port

    Chine man: Here you go

    Is not so it does happen nor laborites everything comes at a cost.
    8) 8) 8)

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      July 19, 2018

      It is not Black people Chines are fooling; if they are doing so!

      Narrow that down and say the must be fooling Roosevelt Skerrit, and the Dominica labor party clowns: We deal with Chines people everyday, they are as normal as anyone else, some are liars, the same as other people.

      Now the question is: if Roosevelt told you all he can Build an International Airport at a cost of three ($300,000,000.00) hundred million dollars in the year 2018, or any other year beyond 2018, you can tell him it will never get started and finish.

      Another lie he told!

      How can a man spend over five hundred million dollars, which is one half of a billion dollars installing landing lights at Melville Hall Airport, and digging the river bed for parking lot; How can he build an International Airport for that meager amount.

      Argyle International in St. Vincent cost more than seven hundred million dollars to build. Antigua new Terminal alone cost between ninety and hundred million plus dollars!

  54. DOMINICA AVIATION
    July 17, 2018

    Great, but do you all have a plan as in what airlines will be operating at this airport??

    • Me
      July 17, 2018

      Aeroflot of course, Cubana an perhaps even Conviasa

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      July 21, 2018

      You are such an idiot, I do not know what keep fools like you alive; and the idiots who gave you the thumbs up if I had my way I would tie all of you together and drop you all in the ocean!

      What is the purpose of an International Airport?

      If you were not a fool you would figure out the main purpose is to accommodate direct flights from North America, and Europe to Dominica.

      That is a fools’ question: before asking such question; you should look and see what is operating in St. Vincent  the last place in the Caribbean with a new Int. Airport.

       If the type of aircraft  LIAT has cannot accommodate flights from North America, and Europe; if you had any form of intelligence or familiar with aviation, you would know Aircraft traveling such long distances requires Aircraft’s such as the 777, 747’s with longer range, and passenger capacity! 

      LIAT accommodates sixty or less people the passenger Jet Aircrafts’ accommodates over two hundred people.

  55. Carrotop
    July 17, 2018

    You will go under, such a joke, who do you think is going to fill it.

  56. Peperit
    July 17, 2018

    bram bram
    apparently there’s more than one international airport to be constructed. every time is the same song Maria Maria Maria…..
    If proper plans were in place from at-least 15 years ago we wouldn’t be here.

  57. Child of Itassi
    July 17, 2018

    Dear Hon. PM Dr. Skerrit.
    You have been truly consistent sir. Consistent in withholding pertinent information from the people.
    We need details, not promises.
    Dominica belongs to ALL Dominicans, not you alone.

  58. Floridian Diaspora
    July 17, 2018

    Off course, how convenient that by the middle of next year (which will be election season by the way) a contract for the phantom airport is possible. We have seen many things signed before and it’s either the work is given to overseas companies or they never come to fruition. Did Skeritt just wake up this morning and realize the economic benefits the airport would bring to the island? Did you have a bad dream where Linton terrorized you and you woke up of a nightmare after he whispered some commonsense in your ears? How long will these lab rats in Dominica alow themselves be fooled and experimented on? Then the one man government spit in you all faces by saying running a country is serious business and you cannot joke with it; so why did the clown say that the airport terminal can be built using containers? Time for these bunch of expired products to be flushed out of office

  59. Not China again
    July 17, 2018

    Have anyone seen this new airport ? so the stakeholders can comment. And why is China the only source to go to build an international airport? I mean china has a history of manufacturing inferior materials. Anyway I hope they hire Dominicans.

  60. hmmmmmmmmmmmm
    July 17, 2018

    “”the running of a country is serious business and “you cannot make joke with it”

    “you cannot say one thing tonight and tomorrow morning when you wake up because your head is hurting you, you say something differently, there must be consistency, you must be serious about it”

    with so many inconsistencies pm can you inform the nation of how many headaches you woke up with in the past 14 years

    • Paul Rossnof
      July 17, 2018

      Am, am, am, am…. can’t remember. Too many, my head is bursting.

  61. Bush man
    July 17, 2018

    Dominica its time to give the Rasta Man a chance
    he makes more sense than Skerrit

  62. Franky
    July 17, 2018

    Don’t be surprised if before the middle of next year you see the signing of a contract for the international airport in Dominica,” he stated.

    Haha haha boi Mr not easy… boss man move Yor arse theee ….since 2001 u all talking bout airport … those foolish labourite will believe u… boss mn better u stop talk because more u talk is the more u lose political point… your government has become an illegitimate government. You all cannot win general election … the only way is by stealing

    • Young but will not be fooled!!!
      July 18, 2018

      Amen!!!!!! ???????

  63. Bush man
    July 17, 2018

    His lies just not coming to an end
    poor Dominica

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