Maduro’s Dominica visit off

One of the petrocases being built for Maduro's visit
One of the petrocases being built for Maduro’s visit

A visit by President of Venezuela, Nicholas Maduro, to Dominica is off.

The media was alerted on Friday afternoon that the visit was no longer taking place. No reasons were given for the cancellation.

Maduro was expected on the island to symbolically hand over 300 ‘petrocasas’ donated to Dominica by his government following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.

All of Friday ferverish activities were taking place at the Douglas Charles Airport in anticipation of Maduro’s visit, including the construction of one of the ‘petrocasas.’ Additionally government officials from Venezuela were already in Dominica finalizing plans for the visit and the handing over ceremony.

It is not known whether Maduro will come to the island in the future.

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  1. Pharoah
    September 21, 2015

    Thanks for your “professionalism and respect” Mr. Nicholas Maduro. A simple reason for not showing up would have been greet. I am sure that the government spent money for your arrival which could have been used for something very much m,ore important.

  2. reader
    September 21, 2015

    Why no Maduro?
    BC things are rough in Venezuela today.
    Can we compare this houses with those of the Ministers? mreso the one in Vielle case?

    • Jim Reeves
      September 21, 2015

      These 10 anti are NUTs

  3. concerned
    September 21, 2015


    • September 22, 2015

      It’s not like the Americans don’t have the resources to assassinate him in Caracas if they really wanted to get rid of him and were willing to take the heat for it.

  4. September 20, 2015

    Venezuela remains polarized between government supporter sand those in opposition who see Maduro’s rule as increasingly autocratic and incompetent. Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison, his lawyer Roberto Marrero has said.

    The popular dissident, a US-trained economist who has been held at a military prison since February 2014, is accused of inciting violence against the government of President Nicolas Maduro and attempting to force his ouster.

    A court in Caracas, the capital, found Lopez guilty late on Thursday for his role as the leader of a street protest movement which was involved in bloody clashes with security forces in February last year.

    The sentence was for 13 years, nine months and seven days.

  5. Passing cloud
    September 20, 2015

    I reside in Florida, the home of thousands of Venezuelans, and I was told that the reason for the ‘NO SHOW’ is because Venezuelans questioned Maduro’s decision to donate 300 houses to Dominica, while many Venezuelans have no toilet paper to wipe their boomboom and the people have to use stones to wipe their thing. In fact I was told that Venezuelans threatened to protest that decision and other issues that affecting them. Hate me more

    • Pharoah
      September 21, 2015

      He has to take care of his own before he can take care of others.
      In addition, the government needs to be very careful with its dealings with the Venezuelan government.

  6. September 20, 2015

    This paranoid dictator is too busy steering a war with Colombia, his days are numbered, Maduro need to live well alone, he need to liberate the people of Venezuela

    • September 22, 2015

      The only way Maduro can liberate the people of Venezuela is to resign.

  7. too late
    September 20, 2015

    by the way anyone heard from reginald austrie about the recovery and relief efforts? i guess he must be busy somewhere getting his cow meat and coolayed bakery jokes together

  8. mickael
    September 19, 2015

    maduro has to deal with so civil unrest in his country.

  9. September 19, 2015

    Let us hope that all is well with the relationship

  10. PM
    September 19, 2015

    Oh no! PM what happen? Oh dear, what next. Keep your hopes up. He will try to come again young keep your hopes high.

  11. Passing cloud
    September 19, 2015

    “No reasons were given for the cancellation.” Magwaysa!

    That’s what you get when you are dealing with communist leaders that are not transparent. Ours in Dominica is known to be not transparent and theirs in Venezuela is not transparent; therefore no reasons will be given and if they do give an excuse expect it to be bogus.

    Maduro will come when we don’t expect

  12. September 19, 2015

    Mauro, was not coming to visit.
    Dominica does not have adequate
    security to protect this man.
    Skerrit it is time to stop foolingthe
    blind and gullible citizens.
    While we are it, when is Obama coming?lol
    Monsieur qui quay-you hear lies!?

  13. Titiwi
    September 19, 2015

    No surprises here. Maduro has been off for a long time. He’s afraid to leave his own country now in case they do not let him back in again.

    • 4-cars
      September 21, 2015

      And also, America would like to capture them in a pair. Hahahahaha…”boy doe come dong; because de US watching us.” :lol: :lol: :lol:

  14. Potavoz de Maduro
    September 19, 2015

    Maduro must have said .\”La cosa es muy dura mucho competencia para Venezuela no tienemos dinero como antes.

    • 4-cars
      September 21, 2015

      I don’t know what the $%&# you say; But I agree. :oops:

  15. William Mc Lawrence
    September 19, 2015

    While I welcome the donation of the 300 Petro Casas by the Government and people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the Government and people of the Commonwealth of Dominica, I do not see the need of President Nicholas Madura to visit in order to symbolically hand over these buildings when the Venezuelan Ambassador to Dominica can do the same on behalf of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela since the Ambassador is resident here in Dominica.

    On a different note… I am concerned about the border dispute which has existed between the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Cooperative Republic of Guyana where the Venezuelans are claiming up to two thirds (2/3) of the land mass of Guyana…

    • William Mc Lawrence
      September 19, 2015

      …As a citizen of the Commonwealth of Dominica which forms part of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I wish to echo my concerns and call on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to respect the sovereignty, the rights, the freedom, the independence and the boundaries and borders of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.

      I have always welcomed the friendship and cooperation between our two countries (Dominica/Venezuela), however, I believe that as citizens of CARICOM, we have a right to speak out about such issues in an objective manner.

      • Pharoah
        September 21, 2015

        The US will step in if Venezuela tries anything, that I know for sure

    • 4-cars
      September 21, 2015

      There is oil in that land, and MAD-DOORO wants it.

  16. Erika
    September 19, 2015

    What a waste,, a temporary structure with a concrete foundation,, maduro was maybe vex when he saw that,,

  17. too late
    September 19, 2015

    Well creole festival is off man will not be wining on woman with kubuli in their hand, but at least we getting some houses for the country.

  18. Tutankhamen
    September 19, 2015

    It was never on. Maduro was never coming to Dominica in the first place. One day Mr. Skerrit you will tell the people the truth. It may be too late to save the country but BY GOD, we will know the truth one day.

  19. FBI
    September 19, 2015

    We know why! More details to follow!

  20. kubulol
    September 19, 2015

    Nobody will cry if the Dictator’s visit is cancelled !

  21. Cyrique
    September 19, 2015

    I hope that he or any member of his family is not ill and that he can either reschedule his visit or that he can appoint a Minister to deputise on behalf of his Government. Dominica will survive this. God is good!!!

  22. somebody
    September 18, 2015

    hhmmmmmmmmmm :lol:

  23. ME
    September 18, 2015

    He will come in secret, you think the man sot Obama think he wil do the man like Sadam and Bin Laden

    • 4-cars
      September 21, 2015

      If you are not a coward, you should be able to travel freely as the macho you present yourself to be. Usually, when a head of state postpone his/her visit to another country; they would give a reason why. Never do they leave the people hanging. He never planned to come. This is another lie told to the flock of sheep. Mehhhhhhh

  24. The Real Facts
    September 18, 2015

    There must be a good reason why his visit is cancelled, for now anyway.

  25. DeauxCoCoZyaye
    September 18, 2015

    Strange eh?

  26. Shameless
    September 18, 2015

    Allu think America playing :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ! Uncle Sam under Obama is walking quietly but still carries the BIGGEST STICK. Just ask Bin Laden when you meet him….. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Assertive, NEVER Aggressive!

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