Dominica will rise again says PM Skerrit

Skerrit said Dominica is not daunted by the ravages of Erika
Skerrit said Dominica is not daunted by the ravages of Erika

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has said that following the ravages of Tropical Storm Erika, Dominica will rise again, as a stronger nation.

He was speaking at a ceremony at the Douglas-Charles Airport on Wednesday to welcome Venezuela’s President, Nicholas Maduro, who is on his first visit to the island.’

“Our country was impacted upon on 27th of August, 2015 but we are not daunted by the task,” he said. “We have reinforced out commitment and dedication to our country and I am saying to all of us that Dominica shall rise again to a country of prosperity.”

The Prime Minister vowed that the government will provide a better way of life for those affected by the storm.

“I want to say to the persons who were impacted upon, the communities that we had to evacuate that the government and people of Dominica will seek to provide you with a better way of life,” he stated. “We have a firm commitment to the human aspect of the disaster. We shall restore bridges, we shall restore roads but our commitment is to the people especially those who have been impacted upon.”

He pointed out that the government believe in the human spirit and that is why it committed to restoring the homes and way of life of those affected.

Meanwhile, Maduro, who offered 300 homes to Dominica in the wake of Erika, said Venezuela is standing by the island in its time of need.

“We have come here in solidarity to give a hand of support and solidarity to our sister Dominica,” he said. “Brotherhood and friendship are both proven when we go through difficult times and that is the case here in the Commonwealth of Dominica. I want to convey to you Mr. President to the Prime Minister and to the people of the Commonwealth of Dominica you can count on all the support of the Venezeulan government and people, of the people and the governments of ALBA and PetroCaribe.”

After the ceremony Maduro held talks with Skerrit and President Charles Savarin, who was also attended the ceremony.

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57 Comments

  1. 4-cars
    September 27, 2015

    His speech writer was out of town that day – have-eem Xcuesed. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  2. Rabbit
    September 24, 2015

    Here we go again. At least by now you all know what i will say but you will never know what religious people will say. God gave who free will? You have free will & if you don’t do what god says you will die & go to hell? Are you even listening to yourself? If you claim you have free will given to you by god then don’t do what he say & see if you don’t end up doomed like me. Which one of you would wish for such a ghostly proposition to be true?

  3. angel
    September 24, 2015

    stupid Dominicans im tired with all these nonsense. Let us stop play politics and let us work together to build Dominica. Stop giving on Skerritt. He is only a man and will sin too and fall short. Enough is enough

  4. grell
    September 24, 2015

    Dominica is doomed,doomed doomed doomed!

  5. September 24, 2015

    Trinidad has only 23 ministers and Dominica 17. How is this possible? The population of Trinidad is 20 times that of Dominica so it means Trinidad should have 340 Ministers if they follow Dominica’s method. It tells you that we are fraudulent in the use of taxpayers money and help form overseas. We can’t be paying all these minister money including overseas trips, housing allowance, entertainment, transport and kick backs.
    It’s a sad day for Dominica and unless we change our wicked ways we will suffer more disasters

  6. Boston
    September 24, 2015

    Now is not a time for politics, now is a time to help build back Dominica and help support those who lost their love ones!! The Prime minister has alot on his back let\’s support him and not bring him down because at the end of the day we all going to need him so stop the bashing and the negativity!!!

  7. Boston
    September 24, 2015

    I am not a fan of Skerrit …but after storm Ericka and I\’ve listened to pm speak and all the effort he has put in to help build back the country and also the effort he has also put in to help those who lost their homes and families …I believe this man is really a great man and he has a great heart!!!Prime Minister Skerrit I will continue to pray for you …keep the faith and hope, all will be well. God bless you sir!!

  8. Dominican in NJ
    September 24, 2015

    PRAISE AND THANKS BE to this President who so selfless gave these 300 hundred homes and who is currently bullying a CARICOM island that has also contributed to the relief efforts on Dominica.

    I never do understand how people are so blinded by the way in which Dominica is being governed.

    What Skerrit should have done is declare a State of Emergency, just like St. Lucia did back in 2010….instead he came up with a BS excuse why he did not, while his followers blindly supported it without making their own investigation into the impacts of a state of emergency…..ask St Lucians, if their rights were infringed upon when a state of emergency was called after Tomas in 2010…….the damages that they recorded were nothing and i mean nothing compared to what Dominica experienced.

    those with a mind of their own all know the reasoning behind Skerrit not calling a state of emergency….. NO ONE WILL KNOW HOW FUNDS RECEIVED WILL BE AND IS SPENT!!!

  9. The Queen's English
    September 24, 2015

    Queen’s English- B4 some AH comments.

  10. The Queen's english
    September 24, 2015

    “Our country was impacted upon on 27th of August, 2015 but we are not daunted by the task,”
    Tim et Al Is this what Skerrit said? I know his command of prose is more than wanting but I would associate such lousy grammer with Instru. Skerrit is alledgd to have been an English major( heven help his students & Instru was born in England)
    My former English Grammer teachers would be turning in their graves if I were to disrespect them using poor prose/grammer.
    Is this a DNO blooper or did Skerrit really say so?
    DNO ‘s staff need to proof read b4 printing- impacted upon on is totally incorrect.
    Instru would have caught that. Wonder what the London/ Soufriere UWP-ite guy would comment!

    ADMIN: It is in quotes, so that is exactly what he said.

    • somebody
      September 24, 2015

      u knw skerrit retarded already

    • he Queen'sEnglish
      September 24, 2015

      Thx Admin So it’s Skerrit’s the -teacher’ blooper not DNO’s.That does not put Medard n good English standings.
      This gos to justify what Para to us man ,many yrs ago.” To be a lader takes so much into consideration”
      Did ay of you DNO guys saw the movie The King’s speech?
      For DA to rise again ;P.M you too have to rise . It’s kind of late to arnhe rudiments of language. Ought to have mastered that any moons ago. Moreso claiming too have a degree in English

    • Anonymous
      September 24, 2015

      You are so correct that your teachers are turning in their graves; with a post such as this?? Given that you are finding fault with someone else s shortcomings talk about pot calling the kettle black

  11. Next Level 1 Now 2
    September 24, 2015

    Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has said that following the ravages of Tropical Storm Erika, Dominica will rise again, as a stronger nation. Your party of Neo Cons will take us to a different Level for certain.
    You guys took us to the next level already. Is this the next level of the former Next level?

  12. I am Confussed
    September 24, 2015

    What goes it mean to say Rise again? Did Dominica ever rise. Prior to the storm persons esp politicians were lamenting the poor state of Dominica. They never said the risen state. All were lamenting the poor state of affairs. Suddenly in post-Erika we, including those politicians on the opposing end are saying she will rise again. This implies that Dominica did in fact rise under Skerrit. So which is correct. Is it true to say ” Dominica will rise again? I am confused

  13. Harry Mack
    September 24, 2015

    With the alarming rate of cancer in Dominica, is the government of Dominica going to dump PVC houses on the people of Petite Savanne without informing them of the dangers of PVC? Is Dr. Darroux as Parliamentary Representative, Minister of Health and a Medical Doctor, going to lie back and subject his people to these houses without the necessary information?
    Just google Safe Houses and PVC and the information will pop up.

  14. September 24, 2015

    Why some folks like to preach the words of God for their own hatred, Don’t use the words of God to create evil causes, It always backed fire on you, I have seen this happened all the time those folks uses the words of god for their own evil causes their lifes always in miserable , If your opponent is doing well it better to remain silence if you not comfortable to say something nice.

  15. Peter Potter
    September 24, 2015

    Skerrit, of course Dominica will rise again. No doubt about that! But not thanks to you nor under your leadership.

  16. Nothing is hidden from God
    September 24, 2015

    Proverbs 23:7 says as a man thinks so is he.
    Peter Augustine is just demonstrating who he is. The bible also says that by their fruits they shall be known. Peter Augustine is only exhibiting his fruits as the the one that he is.
    Birds of a feather flock together. These two men are of the same calibre. In the last days evil will increase as the bible says and also not everyone who says Lord Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven , this is what we see in Peter Augustine and company.

  17. Channel 1
    September 24, 2015

    Dominica will rise again [when Roosevelt Skerrit & his band of incompetents and misfits] are removed.

    How can Dominica rise when that ‘lazy fat’ of a maladroit government is there burdening the country?

    By the way, I thought Skerrit said in one of his post-Erika nightly news conference, that he would not be seen wearing a suit anytime soon [as basically the country had a lot of work to do & man had to pull their sleeves up to work].

    Apparently Maduro must have thought that Skerrit meant what he said back then because just look at how Maduro dress up for his first official visit to Dominica.

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    P.S. – Aye DNO, could your investigative journalists find out what has happened to the long anticipated & overdue tablets that were supposed to have appeared in the secondary school system at the start of this new school term?

    Remember this anyone – http://dominicanewsonline

  18. Francisco Telemaque
    September 24, 2015

    Rise from where?

    It has not fallen too far from where it was originally, you caused the bad state in which our country now lay, Dominica has long hit ground level, we have simply slide a few feet lower! You are a disgusting incompetent, incorrigible idiot!

    • @ Boston
      September 24, 2015

      Aren’t there more able people in DA

    • @
      September 24, 2015

      Fet U jus killed the facts lol!

      • Francisco Telemaque
        September 24, 2015

        Anything Skerrit does in Dominica goes for people like The Facts you know!

        The truth is people like Facts, and some other people I know are living very comfortable in Canada. They do not have to worry about medical expenses. There is a term: “you have it made in the shade,” such people has nothing to worry about.

        I went to Canada and a cousin and I was riding on a bus; I got sick, She suggest we step off the Bus, and went into clinic immediate to the Bus stop, I visited with a doctor who proscribe medication to me, when I ask him how much I owed, he told me “see that lady over there,” who in fact simply pointed to me where I should go and get the medication, to this day I paid nothing zip, nada zero!

        Mind you I have never worked one day for gain, never contributed one dime into the medical insurance system in Canada. One can cook on daily basics whatever they wish to eat with or without a job, same as here. So with that sort of privilege The Facts believe it is the…

      • Francisco Telemaque
        September 24, 2015

        So with that sort of privilege The Facts believe it is the same in Dominica; and that is happening because of the dictator Skerrit’s greatness!

  19. Fred
    September 23, 2015

    Yawn. Skerrit has lost the plot.

    • The Real Facts
      September 23, 2015

      What plot? Do you not think you have lost yours? :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

      • Francisco Telemaque
        September 24, 2015

        Facts, by the time the dust settled, check it out and see how many of your ministers will be driving new SUV’s, and building another million dollar home, and those who does not have a million dollar home as yet, they will build one while you remain in Canada renting.

        Or perhaps paying a mortgage which you will struggle to pay for the rest of your natural life. Half of the money you see donated is going into the pockets of the cabal, and their surporters!

      • @Los/Las/Le/La/Les Facts
        September 24, 2015

        Permit to add my 5 cents piece The illusionary fact.
        How about The true fact losing it’s it’s plot too?
        I said it as am not sure of the sex de Les real facts Shim maybe!
        Seems most D/cans lossed theirs from 2004. Who knows maybe since as early as 1980.

      • @Los/Las/Le/La/Les Facts
        September 24, 2015

        La/le facts ! or Le Phart or La fart
        I see your vote count is 15-2 those with 2 lost it or those with 15?
        Who knows maybe all 17 LMAO

  20. KID ON THE BLOCK
    September 23, 2015

    We Voting Labor Again !

    • I often wonder if we sll lost it
      September 24, 2015

      Despite being in it’s grave? lol
      Skerrit has espoire mal papaya ! Migration done begun whilst new Chinese are coming in. Passport prices fell like the stock exchange last month.
      Sr. Counsel incharge of passport sales announced the need for a price reduction from $100K US to ,US$ 15K what a drop even better than oil prices and some stocks.
      Is there a drop in demand or what?

  21. Rabbit
    September 23, 2015

    Of course the country will rise again with or without any of us. So to those praising one gang or claiming that it was some warning from above be aware that the human spirit to win will surely prevail. So whether you pray or believe humans have been overcoming tragedy for over 100 000 years now. Enough with the ignorance

    • The Real Facts
      September 23, 2015

      Have you lost your belief in God and the little faith you had?
      Praying gives much comfort and peace. It is worthwhile praying.
      As a holy person, the late Padre Pio (Saint) of Italy stated: “If you pray, you are sure of saving your soul. If you do not pray, you are sure of losing your soul.”
      As God gave you a free mind and will and it is stated, He will not touch it, pick whichever you wish and to adopt. It will be either for your salvation or not. Be careful of your words, they can either save you or condemn you.

    • September 24, 2015

      @Rabbit

      And I suppose that you have been around for that long to prove what you said above is true! So who is the ignorant person here, if not you.

    • Aren't we all losing it?
      September 24, 2015

      Rabbit ! you would know. lol Ever seen the cranberry commercials on TV?
      Don’t know if you are familiar with Hooks Law?
      let me know I will gladly explain it’s application in regards to DA and overcoming tradgy
      in the light of climate change.

  22. Blogg
    September 23, 2015

    This pm needs a rude awakening…. How can all hands be on deck when he has tied the hands of the public works workers behind their backs. He is virtually and literally killing the men and women of public works and their families. and labourites are standing with him while he continues to damage the heart and soul of Dominica. It is high time that Dominicans rise up against this man. when he a flicks one Dominican he aflicks all. He should go bury his head in shame. Dominica will rise but surely without this pm.

  23. Revolution
    September 23, 2015

    Skerro rise from where :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Aren't we all losing it?
      September 24, 2015

      From his home in VC or NJ ! lol When he can no longer take it and do an Astaphan or a Baby Doc migrate to France. in the former Sr.counsel’s case a Miami’s gated community.
      By the way did he totally gave up French citizenship and adopted US via the anhcore baby program?

  24. I will Not Bow My Knees
    September 23, 2015

    If a ruler hearkens to lies, all his servants are wicked – Pro. 29:11

    Mr, Skerrit, you will not prevail! You have sold the once God- fearing country into a place of evil. God has heard the cries of the few righteous ones that are still calling on Him. Your lies and hypocrisy will not last. God will judge you and those so called men and women of God that keep calling Evil good.

    You will build again, but unless The Lord builds the house they labor in vain that buildeth it. Ps. 127:1. You will build but before you finish it will crumble down again, and the latter shall be greater than the former. Your evil servants who once preached the gospel of Christ and are now calling themselves your spiritual advisors and say “God bless Skerrit” will be judged if they don’t repent and stand against evil and the works of satan. God has spoken once and twice and the next time we shall see.

    • The Real Facts
      September 23, 2015

      Speak for yourself and examine your conscience to see whether you are living in faith. Your words do not reflect it.
      There are some who love using Scripture against others when God knows they lack perfection, are far from it and do not even strive for it.

    • September 24, 2015

      @I will Not Bow My Knees September 23, 2015

      As you speak the doom and gloom against what PM Skerrit said, are you forgetting that your curse would be against Dominica and her people, including you? Or is it that you do not leave in Dominica!

      How stupid are you people? If the PM said Dominica will rise again–he is not speaking about his home and his immediate family; he is speaking about the families of his, yours, and my homeland. Why can’t you all join with him as he speaks his hope for our country–which God has put in his mind.

      But then again people like you know nothing about God.

      PM Skerrit has spoken the hope of his mind, which God gave to him, on behalf of our Dominica–there will be no disappointment, for God does not disappoint His people

      If there is another calamity, like the past one, in Dominica, it will be against those rotten minded people like you, as I said already, you better count yourself lucky, if you do not live in Dominica

    • September 24, 2015

      You guys preaches the words of God to create hatred, It will always backed fire on you guys, God don’t like hatred people who uses his words for their evil causes.

  25. William Mc Lawrence
    September 23, 2015

    I stand in solidarity with Prime Minister, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit is echoing that Dominica will rise again following the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika. This is a great opportunity to rebrand and rebuild our island as a model environmentally and economically sustainable country… :wink:

    • September 24, 2015

      @William Mc Lawrence September 23, 2015

      I have been reading your comments here, and I have to tell you, that I share your sentiment.

      I am telling you my friend, that if PM Skerrit was not a God fearing man–I wonder what would happen to Dominica at this time and age. I personally believe that God is holding us up–by the arms of Prime Minster Roosevelt Skerrit. Believe it or not, Dominica shall rise again!

      • William Mc Lawrence
        September 24, 2015

        Noted… every opinion must be respected! :wink:

  26. Thus saith Skerit
    September 23, 2015

    Mr. Skerrit, while I agree with you that Dominica will rise again, let me also inform you that Erika’s havoc must not be seen as Just a Storm. Sir, this was a warning from above to all the people of Dominica. It was God’s way of teaching us that He hates wrong doing.

    As a leader sir, you have gone in the evil way Ahab. You have introduced a lot of evils in Dominica, to the point that Dominica will never be the same again as it relates to righteousness, justice, and truth. You have excelled in popularity and fame. The Church is a reproach to the nation, the village councils have been wrecked and replaced by labor groups, their is no justice as evil men feel blessed to set the house of GON Emanuel on fire, on Christmas day, knowing they will not face justice and many more.

    The God I serve will not allow those things to continue. Unless you repent and call the nation to true repentance, I will say to you that yes you will build back, but before you finish, it will be worse than…

    • The Real Facts
      September 23, 2015

      God has also sent you a lesson: “Judge not that you may not be judged accordingly” and two-fold.
      What you are implying is that you do not commit evil and do not have an evil heart? This is exactly what you are doing, spewing evil. Be careful of stones that you throw, placing yourself on a pedestal higher and perfect.
      God who takes note of our words, His punishment will soon be upon you. He wants you to repent.
      Thank God, you are not God. He will judge you in time.
      Rather than spew hatred and criticisms, you will do well to pray for yourself and for your fellow Dominicans.
      You should be sued for using the PM’s name.

  27. September 23, 2015

    Neighbor, Neighbor, somethings are happening, Thank You to all! is the right hing to say. Respect protocol. Our Pm, says it like he mean it. Hope springs eternal. Win loose or Draw we all in this together. Dominica will Rise again, all hands on Deck. Thank you Nasio, and Q95, we all in this together. Call for action. We all on Board. Never forget.

    • Thus saith Skerit
      September 23, 2015

      @ Brp, The God I serve will not allow the workers of iniquity to triumph. Yes, we will build again, we will build stronger and better but unless Mr. Skerrit turns his heart from the evils he has introduced to Dominica, the next one will be worse than Erika. Skerrit will see who is Jesus and ALL Dominicans who support evil will see

      • September 23, 2015

        You are filled with hate not only for Skeritt but for Dominica. You are the one who needs to repent and ask for forgiveness for your wicked ways. Just read what you wrote and if the veil of hatred can be lifted for just a second you will see how wicked your words are.

      • The Real Facts
        September 23, 2015

        Who do your words impress? Who can learn anything from them?
        The God we serve has taught us to love one another, to mind your own business and to do good; not evil for He will judge you one day.
        Note your words. People’s words give them away. You are supporting evil by judging another and encouraging Satan in his work. .
        Who are you to call others evil? You are a big-time evil person. Does God not know that, He who reads hearts and sees and knows what they state as imbedded in their hearts? The pot calling the kettle black. You will do well to keep quiet for you are no perfect person.
        One way or the other, what you wish for others, you will receive and two-fold. You will not escape. When the worst one comes, if you have not yet gone to your eternal judgment, you will be in it and you will not be spared. Who will be better than whom?

      • ??????.....
        September 24, 2015

        But you “thus saith Skerrit” you seem to have a serious problem of hatred. You ai nt sleeping only waiting for the honorable PM to speak so you can judge him and criticize. … you are obsessed and maybe dreaming , even not sleeping at all scheming and planning.. that is not good for you pal… you are hurting yourself. Do you remember what the Messiah said when the woman was brought before him…. the one without sin, cast the first stone. You haters I pray for you. Lord deliver them from their hatred before they self destruct. Lord have mercy o n them.. they know not what they do. How can you say you love God when you so hate someone in authority? Wake up … where are you in this recovery? Are you contributing your time and other things to the country? Stop one moment and remember the Petite savanne, Coulibistrie etc persons. If you did and are compassionate, you would find no time to be on DNO magnifying your hatred of the PM. Get a life and love.

    • Thus saith Skerit
      September 23, 2015

      @ doc, that’s how the prophet Jeremiah and other true servants of God were treated when they spoke the truth of God’s word. True servants of God are usually hated and called names by politicians and their supporters. In fact Ahab had cut off many of God’s true prophets for prophesying “Thus saith the Lord” against the wickedness of Ahab and jezebel see 1st Kings 17 and 18. So don’t think your words will stop me

  28. somebody
    September 23, 2015

    so wat? we all say that…

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