Flooding at Douglas Charles Airport

A scene at the airport

The Douglas Charles Airport located in Melville Hall is presently being flooded as inclement weather affects Dominica.

Reports indicate that the Melville Hall River has breached its banks and flooding sections of the roadway.

The airport was severely damaged by flooding during the passage of Tropical Storm Erika in August 2015.

The facility was again flooded in March 2016.

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37 Comments

  1. Gosh
    March 14, 2017

    Skerritt is not GOD, stop blaming all natural disasters on allu PM. if allu bounce allu big toe, is skerrit fault. allu family sick or passes, is skerrit fault… bunch of stupid political and a bunch of nonsense post…a lot of you posting is in the US, go and post about Trump, i dare you all..stuuuppss

  2. REBEL
    March 14, 2017

    Who in their right mind does build an airport so close to a river?

  3. Tony
    March 13, 2017

    Hello and good afternoon my people. Well this flooding wasn’t caused because of rain from a hurricane so what will happen when a hurricane pass. I have said that we need to dredge the river about twenty feet deep from the sea to about a half mile from the airport and we must open the bank across from the airport. We also need a big drain on the other side of the runway otherwise mud from the hill will flood the runway. Where are the Civil Engineers the Government has on staff to provide advice to alleviate this problem .

  4. UDOHREADYET
    March 12, 2017

    As a temporary measure the boulders and wall seem to be working, as you can see the airport isn’t flooded.

  5. committed
    March 12, 2017

    Nothing will get better as a long as these red Devils are leading.

  6. CONSCIOUS
    March 12, 2017

    I am tellin my people to start building boats. I think they should start teaching that in school because we are going back in time. My grandfather would be a good instructor. Dominicans buy your rubber shoes once more the colourful ones. Oh and the donkeys also..

  7. CONSCIOUS
    March 12, 2017

    The government like shortcut so they will get the balance of the money. Give public works the jobs in Dominica. The people has lived in the country, know the weather patterns, knows every stream becomes a raging river when it rains. Why do they think overseas people can only do things.
    The bailey bridge became the permanent bridge so toilet is given instead of building a permanent bridge.
    Where is all that CBI money. I still want an acount of that money and all the accounts that comes with it.

  8. Tamar
    March 12, 2017

    What kind of engineers we have in Dominica nor?

  9. Dominican with southern roots
    March 11, 2017

    We like it so… :wink:

  10. Hello Mr.b what's with the runaway
    March 11, 2017

    1all over again Mr.b

  11. co2
    March 11, 2017

    just another day in Dominica

  12. knowledgeable
    March 11, 2017

    While we come to the conclusion that the inclement weather is God’s work the reality is what is happening at Melville Hall is the work of evil men. How can you change God’s plan for the
    smooth flow of the river, into your own selfish plan,to gain cheep political points? This will not work.The worse is yet to come,as long as Satan is at the helm.

    • %
      March 11, 2017

      Its clear and easy to see that God is sending a message to these evil and wicked,brainless and senseless DLP idiots.

    • %
      March 11, 2017

      Skerrit go address the nation and tell them in your usual stuttering,inarticulate style is Lennox Linton that do that…Send for CARICOM investigators Skerrit,because i saw a stationary truck with speakers and buckets at Melvillehall,just moments before the flooding.

    • just saying
      March 12, 2017

      So what is your idea of god the helm? Which god would you choose?

    • concern citizen
      March 12, 2017

      Thank U Mr. Knowledgeable,
      I support U 100%+ keep it up my friend!

  13. IFF I WUZ PARRY
    March 11, 2017

    I would tell Blackmoore or Blanchard I would ask Skeritt to declare Sunday 19th March a national day of prayer. God isn’t happy about the happenings in Dominica. Maybe he has turned his back on the country.

    • just saying
      March 12, 2017

      Such superstition can dangerously retard progress. Sorry for Dominicans who have to tolerate & live with those who think that way.

    • UDOHREADYET
      March 12, 2017

      Religion and politics don’t mix!

  14. D believer
    March 11, 2017

    I guess the retainin wall was useless

  15. Tony the SC
    March 11, 2017

    When they were alive they stretched out their hands for help and all you bite them and drove them to their grave before time and now you naming airport after them? Left to the opposition they would be still alive but is the problems you gave that drove them out! They don’t want you Roosevelt Skerrit, to name anything after them except a funeral home or grave yard. You too hypocrite boy.

    • March 12, 2017

      Which Opposition party form the next Government should change around the airport name ASAP, it was something Skerrit did that had no validity to it.

  16. timo
    March 11, 2017

    A government without vision. So many years to build a new airport, still wasting millions. On an airport that should be decommissioned.

    :wink: :wink:

  17. Floridian Diaspora
    March 11, 2017

    And the facility will continue to flood throughout 2017. Idiots indeed you red fools out there are when you say that we don’t need relocating and upgrading this garbage airport. Closure now, closure earlier this week? Hmmm, seems quite interesting. Shut it down. We’ll happily ride the fairy to guada and take a jet from there. Isn’t that the new norm? But we need not worry. Our elegant leader, the great and wise political tactician, the pm whose brains has been seasoned within the tabernacle of God with unmatched intelligence, the arrogant man who thinks that he is the way the truth and the light and anyone who stands in his way will be incorrectly jailed, prince of darkness Mr r. Dr. Skeritt will continue to dump the millions into this dead end. The true might and wisdom of labor and their people. Let’s see how quickly the American family to conduct their studies now. Lol!!

  18. Too Hard Too Long.
    March 11, 2017

    That’s a lot of water

  19. rasta
    March 11, 2017

    Is that the Airport that the GOD of Dominica been spending millions and even naming it after his predecessors Douglas and Charles? What a shame and waste of tax payers money!!! The blind party hacks call it prudent management but the wise sees it as mismanagement of the countries economy.
    What a shame. God bless the wise!!!! A country with very little economic , limited resources yet we spend so much yet not meeting our objective. One does not to have to be an Engineer to see that the airport is laying in a flood plain and the bend in the river upstream is heading straight into the terminal. Why don’t skerrit and his technical team see just how they can skew this section or widen this section to minimize the flood. They embarked on placing boulders along the river wall…what a waste!! Displacing one boulder is even for all to be carried into the sea. Erika came & throw the top of the wall because of poor construction practice yet once again they did the same thing. we don’t…

  20. Rosie & Pierro speak
    March 11, 2017

    From the time Skerrit named his airport after Rosie & Pierro, the airport is constantly flooding and ever so often closed. One would have to be totally blind to not see that the two deceased Honorable PM’s are completely upset that the hypocrite Skerrit, who made their political lives miserable according to Tony Astaphan, and make it worse to see him put out a public celebration at the airport when he named it after them. It is no doubt their humble spirit crying foul on Skerrit’s action and what he has brought Dominica to. It is their way of saying when we were alive you did not show us any love and now we were helped out you showing love? We upset and in tears Skerrit

  21. MUDD
    March 11, 2017

    PLEASE relocate the Airpot

  22. Tj
    March 11, 2017

    The solution is to m e the airport and keep politics and ego out of il

    • concern citizen
      March 12, 2017

      How cane they keep politics out of it, didn’t they worn U all about the amount of money which U all was about to spend on that garbage,
      The UWP bought the land all the corrupt govt. had to do was to build the RUN WAY and later built a terminal to suit
      Politics that caused U all to built that soupiness to gain votes take it now!

  23. Interested
    March 11, 2017

    AGAIN WHEN WILL THIS STOP

    • ATKINSON
      March 13, 2017

      When this upside down, leftist, socialist, corrupt, DLP cabal gang, lead by the evil “Dr Supremo” is gone

  24. %
    March 11, 2017

    Yeah…Thats where Skerrit and his gang of fools dumped millions of dollars..This same bad PM said putting money into public works is like dumping it into a ravine…Then at election time he has T—Shirts with “””LEADERSHIP IS EVERYTHING”””…I fully agree with him,because he knows that to refer to him as a leader is a MISNOMER…He lack vision,he is dunce,myopic,easily duped,etc..HE IS A TERRIBLE leader.One thing he knows EXTREMELY WELL is the name “”””LENNOX LINTON”””…Just put a microphone infront of him and tell him (Monfareds Good Friend),talk,and you will see.Skerrit Must Go!!!Skerrit Must Go!Skerrit Must Go!

  25. KKKKKKay
    March 11, 2017

    Airport sah lah kah tahpay blows papa

  26. Ambrose
    March 11, 2017

    Oh how wonderful!
    The work of the worlds greatest set of idiots refusing to focus on the development of an alternative site for an airport for the past 17 years despite the fact that potential sites were already identified by previous governments. How sad!!!

    Thank God for the rains. Let the rains come down Lord!

    Wash away the work of evil men!!!

    • %
      March 11, 2017

      I say AMEN to that…In the meantime, Monfareds very good friend is going about spreading/wasting CBI money,to get the peoples sympathy..When God has cursed a person,man cannot BLES you!

  27. Hmmmmm
    March 11, 2017

    Is the runway open? Or is the airport closed?

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