UPDATE: Nigerian group out of WCMF

Skerrit said Flavour is out of WCMF
Skerrit said Flavour is out of WCMF

Nigerian artiste, Flavour, has been axed out of appearing at the 18th edition of the World Creole Music Festival.

The announcement was made by prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, on Thursday afternoon.

This as Ebola virus, which is causing havoc in some parts of Africa, has been causing concerns among Dominicans.

Skerrit said the decision was taken by his government, “out of abundance of caution.”

The other band, Soukous Stars, will perform, according to the prime minister.

He noted that in selecting entertainers negotiations have to be done and contracts, which are legally binding, have to be made.

“The reversal and unlocking of the same is normally the matter for legal operatives,” he said. “However, the prime minister, as chief lawmaker, is charged with the wider responsibility of acting first and always in the nation’s interest.”

He stated that this year’s line up for the WCMF includes the group Flavour, with a total of four band members, coming from Nigeria.

Reports indicate Nigeria had some cases of Ebola recently.

“Until a firm grip is secured on this Ebola virus, the world has to pay special attention to region of its predominance,” he stated. “West Africa, as I said previously, is once such region. I have reviewed the file with respect to the contractual arrangements entered into with the Flavour band out of Nigeria. To date a total of EC$147,000 has been expended on professional fees and international travel by this group.”

Skerrit noted that this is a lot of money “but in my view it pales into insignificance when matched against the consequences of exposing the people of this region to the risk of the Ebola virus.”

“I would like to think that reason and commonsense can and will prevail,” he noted. “But I readily acknowledge that the law is law and contracts negotiated can at best be re-negotiated. Accordingly, purely out of an abundance of caution, I have today instructed the organizers of the 18 annual WCMF to meet with officials of the relevant legal departments of government to determine among themselves how a matter of renegotiation of a Flavour contract can be entered into.”

The prime minister said the other group, Soukous Stars, is not of concern to his government because members are based outside of Africa .

“Indeed its eight members are booked to travel from Paris, Montreal and New York,” he stated. “I am also informed that members of this band, Soukous Stars, have not travel within recent times to regions severely impacted by the Ebola virus. Given the heightened nature of screening in their country of residence, they can be characterized as low risk in the context of the emerging global threat of Ebola. That group therefore is not of special concern to me or my government in the context of the Ebola threat at this time.”

Skerrit described Flavour as a “talented band” which he would love to see in Dominica at some point.

“Indeed, I would love if, by this time next year, the Ebola virus could have been brought under control, if not eradicated; regions around the world cleared of the threat of the virus, and entertainers, such as Flavour, could visit and perform in Dominica. This indeed would be my wish for the outcome of the discussions that will be entered into,” he noted. “But, for the time being, I have advised the organizers of the World Creole Music Festival that the Government of Dominica would not be prepared at this time to sponsor or embrace the visit of persons from a universally recognized Zone One area of the dreaded Ebola virus.”

The prime minister said the decision is final.

“Fellow Dominicans and friends, this is the decision of the Government. It is final” he said.

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194 Comments

  1. Abdul
    October 18, 2014

    It’s a pity that Dominica is governed by ignorant people & even more pitiful that 99.9% of it’s citizens are brain dead.

    Research & reading on the WHO & U.S CDC site is definitely a waste of time for the Prime minister & his counterparts.

    Nigeria will be drclared Ebola free on October 20th….children of Slaves! But Mr favour stay out of dominica. I hope dominica introduce a surveillance plan for foreigners, including citizens from Texas & Spain…

    Stupid ignorant ………..!

  2. concern
    October 10, 2014

    Just make sure every cent is paid to Flavour . It seems that u all hear in one ear. Didn.t you hear of the ebola cases in Texas . Texas is in America , how certain are u about the spread in there? There are also cases in Spain but because of your slavery mentally you all only talk about Nigeria . I am so happy that Flavor is no longer visiting so when ebola land on all you , his mighty name will still be intact . Flavor we cannot afford ignorance to destroy you . You have been touring the world , Dominica is no place for you . YOU ARE BIGGER THAN THAT . THERE IS NOTHING IN DOMINICA FOR YOU . ITS LIKE A ZOO. DO NOT waiver any of the conditions in the contract and do not accept any future invitation.I BEG OOOOOOOOOO

  3. just a lil research
    October 10, 2014

    Nigerians did very well and contained and cleansed their country from Ebola a while now.

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/40681db2-4d5e-11e4-bf60-00144feab7de.html#axzz3Flw7x3Bd

    • just a lil research
      October 10, 2014

      there were only 19 cases and out of that 12 survived… and no known cases right now.

  4. CaraW
    October 10, 2014

    Why is the Prime Minister the one make this announcement? SMH

  5. it gets so upsetting
    October 10, 2014

    Funny how this has become a Lennox/Skerrit credit ratings race…

    Ebola + WCMF + 1000’s of foreign visitors who will travel back home + 70 to 55,000 people or less in Dca = POLITICS ???

  6. anonymous
    October 10, 2014

    all that political talk and who made decisions and who read those decisions blah blah blah i dont give a hoot .WE CANT DEAL WIT EBOLA HERE IN LIL D.A WE WILL BE WIPED OUT. that being said we have mail comin in from all over the world ….people coming thru our sea and airports …i can say i am truly scared during this festival season …..its not about discriminating and denying people their rights ..its a matter of national safety

  7. enough..
    October 10, 2014

    This pm has started to sicken me…the decision or recommendations to pull out the bands fr Africa hv been given to him for awhile now since this ebohla outbreak. .He refused enforce it, n sent the minister n ministry of health to make a mock of themselves. ..when he saw the public reaction he then turnred around n call press conference to play lord almighty. .wickedness. ..Rossie son came n spoke of the poor treatment concerning his father on the birth of his death here comes skerro he will now name airport after him n perro. …boy thats man is a classsic …

  8. Concerned Dominican
    October 10, 2014

    Man… What is wrong with Dominicans… Does everything have to be a political argument?….When will the political campaigning stop and people work together FOR DOMINICA? I cannot believe that there are people on here asking why the Prime Minister of a country is the one addressing the nation about a matter of national security. I’m I to believe that we are so blinded by our political biases that we fail to see the truth. I have no political party. I vote for the person. I do not understand the comments from the UWP supporters. When will it be about Dominica and not another Slerrit attack? Also, and most importantly, how can you in good conscience elect and uneducated individual to run your country? A man that was deported from one island for his behavior on the radio and then returns to Dominica and had nothing positive to say about the country while on the radio here. NOTHING POSITIVE… Dominicans.. Sit back and ask yourself this: How can a bunch of highly educated individuals in a party decide that is an idiot that they want as their leader? In my books they are more stupid than him for making that decision. Data entry jobs asking for a high school diploma but the office of the prime minister shouldn’t? It will be a sad day in Dominica if Mr. Linton is elected. I have nothing against him…. But… There are basic educational milestones that should be expected of someone in a higher office. Mr. Prime Minister good decision …but… I think there needs to be a review of the amount of money given to these bands. For that kind of money Dominicans would have preferred Beres Harmond.

    NOTE for UWP party members: Stupity is like a giant car headed towards a brick wall and everyone’s arguing over where they’re going to sit.

    WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!

  9. grell
    October 10, 2014

    This is just to say how sick we are in dominica,EC$147 THOUSAND DOLLARS ON ONE BAND.Wck has contributed so much to our music and culture in dominica.last year Mr.Baptiste brought them back @ creole in the park.Am sure Wadix if you had asked these patriotic musicians to come back for one night to the WCMF they would have accepted and not all this expenses,but it goes to show how much disrespect you all have for your own people.I will visit during the future festival but i will not go to that.You guys disgust me.

  10. Anonymous
    October 10, 2014

    Let’s hope it doesn’t sneak on over onto the cruise ships.

  11. Tapir
    October 10, 2014

    new students from area

  12. Barbados Observer
    October 10, 2014

    Was I the only one that when “AHEM….ummmm….butttttttttt Mr PM” at the PM stating “However, the prime minister, as chief lawmaker,…..”

    Narcissistic much????????????

  13. Producer
    October 10, 2014

    Oh boy, here we go again. First AIDS, now Ebola. When will this madness stop! You people need to research the real deal about this Ebola hysteria, and stop pointing fingers and backing the media in their efforts to distort the truth.

  14. Helas!!!
    October 10, 2014

    That is good mr. PM , it is good to see you have heard our pleas about Flavour.

    I heard you making a case about taxes recently and I really would like to hear more, not only on what you have to say but also the opponents you referred to and I can think of no better way than a debate.
    I look forward to hearing more.
    thank you!!!!

  15. natural
    October 10, 2014

    This isn’t a political matter, it’s a health safety issue for Dominicans.

  16. concern
    October 10, 2014

    Why are you all afraid of death by ebola whenDominicans kill our own every day like fowl using weapons on our own. You feed on on deadly drugs like cocaine , crack , marijuana and all sorts of estacy. You rape young kids , all manner of evil things , Obeah , selfishness, jealousy and greed. Y ou all are killing the country polically by the second, so tell me which is more dangerous death hy self inflict wounds or death by a manufactured disease? You aall are so hypocrite , its beyond my understanding. Since Flavour is banned upon you all request , I shall not be hearing of any deaths if not by illness .Now a contract was in place so the terms and conditions must not be breached.Pay my boy Flavour evry cent due to him , if not repercussions will follow for breach of contract. To Flavour I must say its a blessing in disguise , no compromise. take all due to you . You are one of the greatest music artist in Nigeria , keep your good name and fame . ONE LOVE MY BROTHER.Continue your tour of the world . BLESSINGS.

  17. Ras
    October 10, 2014

    GD move PM. I still think you and the other ministers should have discussed before any press conference. One day the minister of health giving his professional opinion and the day after you sir come and give a different …uumm…opinion on the situation. Which one of you is telling us the truth?

  18. Yam Babawooais
    October 10, 2014

    A band with 5 members is no more treacherous than the Many All Saints students.
    I must comment on the major embarrassment that the ministry of education has had to endure. The day before the peope were told all is well and Tim atom said we ready the da after prince deception heard Lennox Linton make a valid statement and I heard that prince deception totally embarrassed Timmy at a meeting and even yelling at Tim Tim. I heard Tim Tim almost cry. Can you imagine the mighty Julie Timothy reduced to a moose boy for a corrupt dictator who likes to shw off himself as the great liberator who comes in walking on water to deliver the people.

  19. me
    October 10, 2014

    Great move PM Skeritt.

  20. sam
    October 10, 2014

    Lyn university in boca Raton Florida is host a conference on world poverty, Seven delights from Liberia was omitted think about folks.

  21. Larchmont, NY
    October 10, 2014

    Great move PM. Also, some Dominicans are ignorant of the facts of the Ebola virus. It it is time for the health experts in Dominica to seriously take this into consideration and educate the people.

  22. triplet
    October 10, 2014

    Ok lets see… never thought i would see the day when i would agree with the PM stepping and making thr decision to protect the citizens.

    Now on the otherhand i have a question wasnt the PM and cabinet in the meeting with dfc and min of health? It looks broken n lacking when on one hand min of health says we ready n the other hand PM is sayin another.

  23. Papa Dom
    October 10, 2014

    “However, the priminister, as chief lawmaker is charged with the wider responsibility of acting first and always in the nation’s interest. DNO, are you sure that those are the exact words of Mr Roosevelt Skerritt? My understanding of the constitution is that the Parliament of Dominica is the law making body, I was never aware that there was a “CHIEF LAW MAKER” if any such title was to be given to anyone my sense is that such title would be ascribed to the president: after all his consent is required before any act becomes law. So how then does Mr Skerritt bestow such a title upon himself? Some of you may come to his defence by saying that it was/is an error but for me this is yet another example of intent jut like the “no law, no constitution” statement. I know that the senior clown will try to spin and that the doctrine of necessity AG will come up with another fancy doctrine but I cannot be fooled. I hope the people of Dominica are taking note because as they say TO BE FOREWARNED IS TO BE FOREARMED.

  24. da
    October 10, 2014

    Good decision pm,but we never no who is coming into the country with that Ebola sickness.I think I will remain out of this wcmf this year, for real

  25. sac souwi
    October 10, 2014

    The real and sustained threat is the african students who go back and forth they poses an ever present and permanent danger to our life ..they should be banned

  26. CarltonDAfanatik
    October 10, 2014

    No matter how much logical and common sense the PM used in arriving at this decision.

    No factual evidence has come into play……….this is purely a reaction to current headline scare reporting.

    W.H.O. made similar noise about chicken flu.

    Drug companies made 100’s of millions on the backs of tax payers around the world.

    Ebola is treatable…………..any headline reporting of the treatability of Ebola.

    Flu kills more than Ebola……….where is the ban on those persons with flu.

    Very sad decision Prime Minister.

  27. Patcho
    October 9, 2014

    Whilst all of this twalala going on I wonder who that always playing agent for musicians coming to WCMF. Skimming.

    Is not only one Pappy whose head should burst.

  28. October 9, 2014

    Guess the big man has to analize analizer’s post .Right?
    Legal implications bla,bla,bla,bla.”The truth is always deferred while BS is posted. Awaiting boss’s approval.

  29. Anonymous
    October 9, 2014

    Everything for Dominicans is politics. What a bunch od foolish people. Everybody posted a few days ago their fear of Ebola wiping out Dominica. Now a decision is made and you all complain. WOW!!!!

  30. Zanndoli
    October 9, 2014

    Dominicans love a roro. If no steps are taken and someone comes down with malaria they will say it is ebola and blame government particularly the pm. Enjoy allu selves, papa.

  31. The Facts
    October 9, 2014

    The PM made a wise decision for the health of nationals. Dominicans were already concerned about Ebola arriving on their shores and into the island which could contaminate many nationals. The type of epidemic, it probably would wipe out the entire population. All D/cans should now set their minds at ease, at least to a certain extent.
    Heard on the News, 8,000 contracted Ebola; 3,800 people died so far, some leaving orphans. Poor children. It is a sad and scary situation. This country will be reduced to more poverty, the depth of it.
    I read that Ebola diagnosis is only a matter of time in Canada. There are also African students who obviously visited their country and are back in Canada for the commencement of the new term. I wonder if all of them were able to return and did any on school vacation contracted Ebola. If some did, I am certain it will not be revealed to Canadians. There are times the government is hush hush on certain matters and do not want to scare the public.
    God help us. The authorities are taking steps (hopefully as they stated) to ensure that it does not arrive in Canada and no one contracts it. Only time will tell.

  32. October 9, 2014

    Given the current Ebola situations around the world and seeing the reports that the virus is winning at this point in time, and since there are 14 cases in other countries outside of West Africa, I believe that the best decision that could be made is to stop travelers from that part of the world from traveling to other countries. I agree with the PM.

  33. natural dominican
    October 9, 2014

    well done gov’t of Dominica

  34. chow mien
    October 9, 2014

    Its a pity that Dominica does not have a decisive leader at its helm, what is present is a weak FOLLOWER pm who seats back and waits for the Opposition to make a decisive decision, then he comes a few days later and just REPEATS what the UWP(team dominica) said.
    Monkey see, Monkey do.

  35. Anonymous
    October 9, 2014

    PM SKerrit and the WCMF committee looking for a replacement there is a group of young people from Dominica in New Jersey who is making wonders with our music give them a chance. The ROYALTY BAND will bring WCMF some momentum give them some consideration. Help our young people in the diaspora grow with some exposure on one of our biggest events.

  36. ?????????
    October 9, 2014

    So flavor not coming.. wat about the african students who go back and forth between nigeria and dominica to attend all saints all d time….. dont these students who live here pose a greater threat than a group of 5 ppl on island for just 5. Days???

    • Anonymous
      October 9, 2014

      Thay both nèed to keep away

    • Dominican New Yorker
      October 10, 2014

      @ ????? How would the Nigerian students pose a threat just because they live here and go back and forth to Nigeria? Nigeria is ebola-free. To get ebola, you MUST come into contact with the BODILY FLUIDS OF AN INFECTED PERSON… THAT MEANS BLOOD, URINE, SWEAT, TEARS, VOMIT, SPITTLE, MUCOUS… So whats your point? Now, won’t it be interesting IF they banned Flavor, sent all the Nigerian students home (because according to you, they are the threat) and after the WCMF, find out that ebola is in Dominica but NOT spread by the Nigerians???? Who the hell would Dominicans blame now? Skerrit again?? Dominicans, educate yourself and stop acting like an island of punks because the ignorant folks make the intelligent ones appear to fall into their category. Remember, the WORLD is watching!!!

    • uwp
      October 10, 2014

      Yup :lol:

  37. Jayson
    October 9, 2014

    I wonder how much Dominica would loose (worst case scenario) by breaking the contract with the Nigerian band: probably a few $100,000 maybe even a few million.

    I wonder how much Dominica would LOOSE if one case of Ebola is let loose in the WCMF : probably everything we’ve ever known and grown to love for the past 200 years.

    Thanks for the assurance Mr PM. Good decision.

  38. Anonymous
    October 9, 2014

    The decision that was taken today by PM Skerrit to protect the people of Dominica is appreciated. We don’t have the experience and man power to control EBOLA. In the USA Duncan was given a whole floor of the hospital with a special team of Drs and nurses. Thank you PM SKerrit we don’t have the resources.

    • Unbiased labourite
      October 11, 2014

      Oh please, what entire floor… they acted too late. Duncan was treated only when it was obvious that he would die. The man went to the hospital with a fever of 103 and was sent back home. If it was a white person that would never have happened…. If you pay real attention to the US educational talk shows, it is obvious that race was an issue….

    • October 11, 2014

      thanks for what .he did is duty and carried out his responsibilites. i really think that this man is a glory seeker.

  39. Shocked!
    October 9, 2014

    Well some of us has to make unnecessary mileage of every single thing. Take off the political mask. I am not a supporter of Mr P M Skerrit, but I see that he is acting in the best interest of the same people who are trying to kill him over this decision. Come on folks. He is trying to save his people, supporters or not.

    • October 11, 2014

      he did not do a favour to us dominican remember we have the power to fire him if he laspe.

  40. Anonymous
    October 9, 2014

    This is beyond disappointing. How can the prime minister make such a decision based on hysteria and not science. Nigeria is the first nation to actually contain and prevent an Ebola outbreak in west Africa. Instead of being hysterical the prime minister should be seeking advice from Nigeria on how to prepare.

    • hmmm
      October 10, 2014

      See the number of dislikes to this comment, when you’re the only one making sense. All they needed to do was a little research and see that there are no known cases of Ebola in Nigeria right now. They have contained and got rid of it. But as usual Dominicans and their Ignorance…

  41. AdultED
    October 9, 2014

    Guest what Linton can run his mouth all he wants but he has no authority to make any decision that relates to matters of Dominica! The PM did what a good leader should do take the necessary time to analyze the situation and make a well informed decision. As for the nonsense Linton and Co was talking on Q95 about dealing WHO and US about handling of the disease prove their ignorance about these matters!

    • Ma Moses
      October 9, 2014

      He took Lennox Linton’s advice did he not? it was Lennox who suggested that the Nigerian band be denied entry and Skerrit listened to that. What is wrong with that?. I still don’t like Skerrit and certainly will not vote for him but that was sensible advice from Lennox and Skerrit was wise to follow it.

      • Unbiased
        October 9, 2014

        We are discussing votes here people.If EBOLA reach DA god forbid zorkers labour all of us at risk :twisted: :-x everything is a politics for allu

      • van
        October 10, 2014

        Mr Skerrit took action after Lennox Linton had suggested something should be done.

        The PM is suppose to be a leader, not a follower. Of course many of his supporters will forget that he did not make the first move on this very important issue

    • Debate
      October 10, 2014

      Stop being one sided, what did Mr. Linton say that was wrong. saul

    • October 11, 2014

      as far asi am concern linton is doing his job and right now we are seeing how good it is to have a strong opposition in a democracy right now the p.m knows that there is an alternative to him.

  42. Socalover
    October 9, 2014

    Well now that Flavour is out, I’m interested in who shall replace him. Machel Montano is an act which is in high demand here, seeing there are other soca artists to perform on Saturday night Machel would be a Great act to replace Flavor with and make Saturday night fully “Soca Night”

    • Osanna Mowanga
      October 9, 2014

      why not bring in LAZO. why has he not performed at the world creole music festival.Dominicans like to oppress their own people. Bring in Lazo.

    • Kubuli Kountry
      October 10, 2014

      Machel will be the headliner in Miami Carnival this year….he getting more exposure up in Miami than down in little Dominica.

      That kind of last minute invitation wouldn’t sit well with any artiste, famous or not.

  43. Anonymous
    October 9, 2014

    What about the Nigerians that are in the country/Dominica. Have any of them left the country and returned back? Are screening done at the airport when they come and go? Or are screening done in general on any Liberians or Nigerians? This is a very serious disease.(EBOLA). If just one person was to enter the country with EBOLA undetected you know the whole country will be wiped out. Just take for example the CHICIGUNIA outbreak. PM please take this seriously please put some measures in place.

    • I'm Just Saying
      October 9, 2014

      So now, all Nigerians, who are working and studying, AND, contributing to a stagnant economy, are you suggesting that are to be unfairly be targetted due to irresponsible hysteria and over the top exaggeration due to this manufactured virus?

      #ignorance
      #hysteria

  44. Oh No
    October 9, 2014

    This guy is running out of steam. The chief law … now claims to be chief law maker. Wake up Skerrit.

    • Anonymous
      October 9, 2014

      that is what I am saying and he even saying ‘it is final’ like the people cannot make him change his mind. The people is, well suppose to be, the boss.

  45. WHO VEX VEX
    October 9, 2014

    Dominica is not yet ready for ebola but Dominicans should be.
    We all know it has not yet mutated to be airborne, it has been spreading through contact with the infected or whatever the infected get into contact with.
    So my best advice is when ever it arrives to our shores head for d Zion n stay there, feed off d land.

    Stay safe

  46. Pittsburgh Dominican
    October 9, 2014

    better safe than sorry.

  47. Anonymous
    October 9, 2014

    Question: Why is the Prime minister the one to make such an announcement even if he is Prime minister?
    Heard Mr. Piper and others on the news and that’s not the information that was relayed.

    Is this another election strategy?

    • AdultED
      October 9, 2014

      Dumb Dumb are you aware that the government contributes financially to the Creole Festival and that they are the ones with the authority to prevent the group from entering DA base on population Health and Safety? If not then this why the appoint leader of DA PM is making the announcement! Only fools find a good decisions at fault!

      • BlueBlue
        October 9, 2014

        HUNGRY LABOURITE!!!!!!

      • October 11, 2014

        please don’t behave like a jack donkey without a tail.

  48. Mahaut talk roro
    October 9, 2014

    My PM is doing great things for dominican people . Let’s work with the DLP to take our country forward

    • Anonymous
      October 10, 2014

      Don’t be foolish. Next thing you claiming he invented ebola?

    • Titiwi
      October 10, 2014

      I will help the DLP to get rid of that cuckoo in their nest.

    • Anonymous
      October 11, 2014

      So true! We must look at the country before and now and give our PM his due credit. Well done PM.

      KittyCat St.Maarten

  49. observer
    October 9, 2014

    What will be will be,they come or not,u people will surely die one day.PM face what you suppose to face.Stupid people

  50. Anonymous
    October 9, 2014

    So dat is de kind of money we paying dem foreign band to come and perform in DA to the tune of $147,000.00 to date!!!!! Where is money for value WMCF

    • Anonymous
      October 10, 2014

      I have never known them to make a profit only loss but they saying is other people in the economy making money because we tax payers subsidising them. Is that fair.

    • JoJo
      October 11, 2014

      Yes wi, but we can not give civil servants a long overdue increase, can not pay the people at the govt. company Public Works, can not pay our fees in Trinidad for the law school. Have to borrow to pay loans and God only knows what else is down the road of embarrassment. Good to see we have our priorities right and spend money on entertainment. That is what Nero did too before the fall of his empire.

  51. Too Hard Too Long
    October 9, 2014

    Thank you.

  52. Peter J
    October 9, 2014

    Julius Timothy and Collin Piper, if I were in your place I would resign effective yesterday.
    Was Skerrit on island yesterday when the press conference was held reassuring Dominicans that all is well and all precautionary measures are in place to accommodate the Nigerian band?
    What has changed in less than 24 hours?
    Skerrit must stop that nonsense, Collin and Timothy man up and leave the man government for him an Dmitri.
    This is shameful and it falls in line with grass covering the roads with big pot holes and all of a sudden before elections every body cutting grass in the jungle.
    Totally pissed off, not for the decision but the blatant manipulation and opportunism of a Prime Minister.

    • smh
      October 9, 2014

      Stupes everything is a problem for all you. Does it matter who made the statement? Cha man

    • Osanna Mowanga
      October 9, 2014

      The man Skerrit rules like a dictator. No democracy.
      Papadoc Skerrit

    • lol
      October 10, 2014

      After watching Aljazeera, CNN and BBC, it seemed that the ebola issue is ‘continually developing’ by the second.

      It also appears that leaders are taking to the fore “in addition” to the assurances given by highly specialized medical teams, the WHO and others.

      BUT here in Dca, Piper and Timothy should be offended and resign? Really?

  53. October 9, 2014

    Once upon a time children use to play house and the father made all the decisions. Today, right here in Dominica the game of “HOUSE” is being played right before our eyes. The unilateral decisions by this man and the fact that he thinks so highly of himself leaves one to conclude the members of his cabinet are inept and lazy. I am therefore, in search of where the manhood and sister-hood of the members of this government is being hidden. I am providing a reward of $1,000,000 for anyone who can find them to restore these individuals dignity. Finally, the Labour Party has conceded to the opposition forward thinking idea of what needs to be done to avoid an outbreak. Now, did it hurt at all to put Dominicans first before your ego Skerrit? The greatest leaders are the ones who exhibit humility and service to the brothers and sisters irrespective of which side they support. So, put this in your pipe and smoke it. Finally, it would seem like you learn nothing from broadcasting on DBS and Kairi during the passage of a storm whereby you instructed people to leave work at a certain time and now by leaving Q95FM out a lot of people have been left out. Man, God is watching and one day this too will pass, because we are not in a country of “COLOURS” we live in Dominica as one people.

    • Just Observing
      October 10, 2014

      Listen to Q today. They will have all the information the PM gave and more. the technology allows them to do so.

    • Titiwi
      October 10, 2014

      He put Timtim in his place as a warning and reminder to others in his cabinet that they should know their place and not try to have an independent mind. Papa Skerrit is the boss who keeps the cow that gives the milk butter and cheese boys and girls.

  54. FAST N FURIOUS
    October 9, 2014

    Really don’t know how to please them haters.Having much concerned about that EBOLA virus…..
    Just read some of their comments.
    They have so much to say about the PM taking a stand….

  55. Dominican New Yorker
    October 9, 2014

    My friends, Ebola is in Liberia, not Nigeria! Nigeria has just been declared ebola-free! To stigmatize Nigerians like that when there are Nigerian friends/students studying in Dominica is not good. Prevention is better than cure but there is no current threat. Anyway, Flavor will still get their money. Dominicans too sort. When they supposed to be scared, they are not! I know that the PM took this step because of criticism but magway sa, you don’t have to bleat everytime they squeeze your behind nuh Skerro!

    • I'm Just Saying
      October 9, 2014

      Most intelligent response in this thread :lol:
      I cannot OVERSTAND how we, as a community, be so damn IGNORANT.
      There is no excuse, we literally have the world at our fingertips to research about this manufactured virus, ebola. But Dominicans want to scapegoat a whole country, and play right into the hands of the western propogandists regarding this fated virus.

      Read and learn my fellow people. Castigating a whole nation of people because of unbridled hysteria is uneducated and basic.
      #ijs

      • Anonymous
        October 10, 2014

        You have a warped mind brother. Who in right mind would manufacture such a virus and for what purpose. It is not selective but affects everyone alike, poor, rich , young and old, man or woman, black, white or yellow, christian, muslim and unbeliever alike.

    • Whatever
      October 10, 2014

      Ebola isn’t a threat in Nigeria and you have the nerve to come here and say that? So because Nigeria has been running this story in all international press that they have successfully contained Ebola and are back to hugging and kissing you use that as an excuse. Nigeria is protecting it’s expanding economy and image, when the first case showed up within one week they had already estimated their loses to be in excess of 2 Billion US. Dominica has to protect Dominicans

    • October 11, 2014

      skerrit simply listen to the voice of the people and not tony

  56. October 9, 2014

    All praises due to my wise and compassionate Honorable Prime Minister, Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit. This decision to remove the threat of the deadly Ebola virus from our society shows the wisdom and compassion of a God-like Leader. His Honor, Dr. Skerrit is comparable Kings David and Solomon in his wisdom, intelligence, honesty and caring for his beloved citizens and subjects. I pray to one day simply touch the garments of this ordained Dominican King and to receive his infinite blessings.

    • DJ Smith
      October 10, 2014

      You really Trubble Sum….lol..

    • October 11, 2014

      that is very blasphemous . do we have a cult?

  57. UDOHREADYET
    October 9, 2014

    Anybody can talk about the threats of
    Ebola… every Dominican and person with a voice have the right to express their concerns… but only one man has the resources and power to take the necessary measures financially, socially and health-wise to address the concerns… that my friend is the Prime Minister of Dominica. so all the words and hate from the opposition has no meaning because only 1 person has the power to take action. Actions will always speak louder than words!

    • October 9, 2014

      the people of dominica collectively is mightier than the prime minister he is not God almighty, he is servant to the people & of the people.

    • Smartkid
      October 10, 2014

      Go educate your self, our country’s system of government is democratic not an autocratic one

  58. Sout Man
    October 9, 2014

    I am disappointed because many folks presume that these Nigerians are carriers of Ebola and the PM’s decision reinforces that. It may be a good decision for a successful turnout at the WCMF but it stigmatizes Africans and , Nigeria, in particular.

    What do we do about Dominicans visiting from Texas? Three infections in Texas among 25 million inhabitants is about the same ratio as 22 infections in Nigeria among 175 million inhabitants. (21 would be an exact match). There is so much fear, paranoia and misinformation, it was bound to affect turnout at the WCMF. From an economic and political stand point, that may be the right decision but stigmatizing people out of “an abundance of caution” is dangerous and does not make us any safer. What will you do next; deport all the Nigerian students?

    • observer
      October 9, 2014

      You are right stupid people.Stop stigmatizing us.Who want to come to your poor country.

      • October 9, 2014

        Fine ,Nigerian go back to ur corrupt country it’s better to be poor than corrupt.
        Take The current administration with you bc when the ships were coming to the Americas a few Nigerians( just a hand full)were dropped off here they formed the Neo Contemporary DLP

      • Duncekyat
        October 9, 2014

        We are a poor country and some of us may be stupid, but we are Boko Haram-free and ebola-free (for now). I’ll take my poor country over Nigeria any day!!

      • Kubuli Kountry
        October 10, 2014

        you didn’t want to come but you’re here anyway….No other medical school accepted you all.

      • hmmm
        October 10, 2014

        @duncekyat, I guess that u are really a fool because if u just do a little research on your own you will see that Nigeria is Ebola free right now.

      • hmm
        October 10, 2014

        ever wonder why all the dangerous diseases and viruses affect Africa before anywhere else in the world?….you people must have a problem..leave my sweet dominica a poor but healthy island please..

    • October 9, 2014

      my friend you cannot compare texas with dominica in less than no time ebola could wipe out our small population

    • hugo
      October 9, 2014

      if you are able to read, check news about first suspected cases of Ebola in Macedonia: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2786874/Breaking-news-British-man-dies-suspected-Ebola-Macedonia-UK-victim-virus-killed-thousands.html

      Seems that the dead guy never visited Africa and came to Macedonia from UK…
      Regarding cases of Ebola in Nigeria…do you seriously believe that African countries are capable to provide trustworthy statistics to WHO?
      Nobody actually stigmatize Nigerians…precautions taken are correct and its great that PM listens public opinion not the mumbo jumbo of guys reassuring that ‘Dominica is ready for Ebola outbreak’ or ‘ I called to director of airport in SXM and we discussed measures bla bla bla..’

      • Sout Man
        October 10, 2014

        I’m not able to read and African countries are not capable of providing trustworthy statistics to WHO. Yet you contend that Nigeria is not stigmatized. Your stereotyping is glaring. Only the British and Americans who murdered over half a million Iraqi civilians and over one million Vietnamese civilians and claiming that it’s a few thousands, can provide reliable and trustworthy stats.

        The Americans experimented with viruses on their indian and negro populations. The spread viruses in Cuba’s sugar and tobacco plantations. The CIA has murdered Africa’s best leaders. It does not get more trustworthy than that, my friend.

        The link you provided for the Mail Online did provide some interesting information. The possibility of the Ebola virus mutating into forms that make airborne transmission possible is scary. There are stories on carcinogenic foods we eat every day; the benefits of coconut oil and secrete 770 investment accounts.

  59. D/can in SXM
    October 9, 2014

    The PM is making it sound like “he” took that decision on his own, no way mr PM. After much debate and comments from all of us on and off island, the decision was taken and you stood to reveal it to the public. Lennox had already said that so don’t go on with the political game of your love for country as the main concern here. You should have said so at the debate instead of letting the guys proceed and then come out like you decide otherwise.

    We do applaud the WCMF and Piper for understanding and role in this move, better safe than sorry.

    • seriously
      October 9, 2014

      seriously ….???????? the man and his government made a decision that we all believe is the right one for the country now and you people cannot simple say well done to him…… instead you have to bring politics into it…….shame shame shame

    • October 9, 2014

      I do agree linton & the UWP was proactive in giving advice & guidiance to the people the ministry of health procrastinated

  60. Concern citizen
    October 9, 2014

    Well done

  61. sonny
    October 9, 2014

    Alas, things are bad in that government. The Prime Minister seized the opportunity to make a grand stand for standing ovation. The festival committee should be embarrassed after saying just one day ago that everything is under control. Why couldn’t they return today to say that they have assessed the situation after meeting with other relevant parties to decide that the band would no longer be performing. Why is the PM the one who has to make the announcement or was that a plan. At the end of the day, it is the best decision to be taken. But let people who are appointed to do a job do it.

  62. The Labourite
    October 9, 2014

    The PM is to be commended on the decision. However, he may be in need of a constitutional law lesson. After years in office, he says that he is the “chief lawmaker”. He is not. Parliament makes the laws on behalf of all of us. The PM does not make the laws. He should not have said what he did.

    • Kubuli Kountry
      October 9, 2014

      dat is just to show how he believe is his own private island he have dere.

    • October 9, 2014

      i agree with you 100% that was a foot in moth statement.

      • Anonymous
        October 11, 2014

        a Freudian slip showing his true colors. Very scary.

  63. Arbitrator
    October 9, 2014

    Good move, how ever Julius Timothy could have brought the news. Stop making yourself look like the Mighty PM

    • October 9, 2014

      i cannot give the prime minister credit. credit belongs to the people . POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!!

    • October 9, 2014

      He is to the blind in his party et Al
      Come here Gobbles & wife in the morning on their friend’s radio Station. Y doesn’t he play the Donkey Breying for the current administration

      • #speakingmymind2
        October 9, 2014

        If I was in his place I would play it for you instead

      • Anonymous
        October 11, 2014

        Gobbles & wife heh, I like that, I really really like that.

  64. Peacock
    October 9, 2014

    Whilst I applaud the decision, I believe it was made deliberately in that way to make Skerrit look good. In less than 24 hours when both the Minister of Health and the DFC Chairman made pronouncements and confirmations of the bands and the state of readiness of Dominica to address EBOLA, here is the PM making a completely 360 turnaround announcement.

    Are you telling me that neither the DFC nor the Minister consulted ALL THE STAKEHOLDERS including the PM? This is politics to the lowest level one man continuously looks to the populace to sing his praises, as the ALL Mighty, Great and Wonderful Redeemer! How sad.

    There was no need for all that embarrassment.

    Anyway, I would have excluded all bands, but kindly act with caution …. especially in large social settings.

    • October 9, 2014

      by now the Prime Minister should know that this is a washed out strategy. if he loves the starring role like that why dosen’t he go to holly wood?

    • Titiwi
      October 10, 2014

      Yes sir it was the right decision but it leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Everything that man says or does is so controversial

  65. uk Dominican
    October 9, 2014

    international traveling here today, next day one can be 60000 miles away, the whole program should be put off.it is my idea that a total cancelation of this years W CM F should be cancl

  66. uwp
    October 9, 2014

    Finally the PM makes a good decision in a long time, give credit where credit is due. :roll:

    • October 9, 2014

      if i was living in north korea i would not have a choice but clap for the dear leader stop behaving like north koreans. it we the people who holds the power.

  67. Frank Talker
    October 9, 2014

    Well, the word is out; No Nigerian band performing at the WCMF this time around. I fully agree with the PM. Despite what Tim-Tim and Colin Piper said yesterday, we all know that we are not ready to take on the mighty Ebola Virus. I would understand the feelings of “belittlement” that Tim-Tim and Piper may be undergoing, but please understand that the whole Ebola scare is “trending”, and the situation evolves in minutes. So, hats off to you, PM!
    Relatedly, however, we will not have the liberty to cancel the visits of every west coast African here. At some point, we will have to confront Ebola. The PM’s move may buy us some more time, but should not be seen as the way to go with west coast visitors. Some of the plans identified by Piper should be instituted immediately. With the cruise season about to open, who knows if we will not have cruise passengers who visited west coast recently! What about our plans to deal with mail coming from the west coast? What are our postal workers doing to mitigate their exposure?
    So, we may have won round 1, but round 2 and 3 and 4 may be around the corner.

  68. Anonymous
    October 9, 2014

    Thanks to Angelo,Arundel, Lennox and team Dominica.The greedies are to busy looking after their pocket. Team Dominica seem to be the government. The intellectually acuous clowns are at sea with all the matters which could possibly affect us.

  69. shersher
    October 9, 2014

    Great move Mr pm

  70. Pondera
    October 9, 2014

    It is encouraging to see that the decision to disallow the Nigerian band to perform at the WCMF as a matter of “out of the abundance of caution” is bi-partisan. Mr Linton had made the suggestion and Hon Skerrit has followed.

    I am also very happy to see one of our public institutions named after men who have served. This is encouraging. I have always felt that we are too stingy in honoring of own. I would recommend that there should be a bi-partisan commission to review and approve persons to be honored. This is too important to be left to a one side political approach.

  71. IFF I WUZ
    October 9, 2014

    Parry, I would advise the prime Minister to reconsider his actions against the Flavour Band until an agreement in terms of the contract is reached between the WCMF committee and the Band. Parry should also inform the Prime Minister that even though his responsibility is to his people, his actions could have serious contractual repercussions. Parry should also express his disappointment at the manner the WCMF committee was thrown to the dogs.

  72. Anonymous
    October 9, 2014

    Put wck on the line up now

    • Anonymous
      October 10, 2014

      I don’t agree. We want music , not senseless noise.

  73. Readiness
    October 9, 2014

    Very good move PM. However I think the entire WCMF should be cancelled and renegotiated. Scientist have predicted that by October 24th, Ebola will hit France, by the next two weeks significant parts of the world can be infected with Ebola. Once Ebola hit France there is a high possibility that Martinique and Guadeloupe will be infected. once this happens God forbid but Dominica is in. My PM the matter now is not sewo or good time it is instilling readiness in your people and I am not seeing this happening. Money is good but you need human resources. our population is very small, if Ebola has to ever reach our shores, we are all dead before help can come to us. WE ARE NOT READY FOR EBOLA. The country is not ready though matter what the ministers come on air to say….we are NOT a stupid nation. Please cancel the WCMF….rather safe alive than dead

  74. Andre Fortune
    October 9, 2014

    I just commented on what the WCMF organizers are saying that they have everything under control and the decision of the Prime Minister of this country shows responsible leadership I am proud of his decisive action in dealing with this matter your people and your country support your actions 100%.

    • Anonymous
      October 9, 2014

      I have no difficulty with the decision but it seems we can get rid of the Ministry of Health, the Minster of Health and the DDA. No need for them because someone else has to swoop in and do their jobs.

    • Just Thinking
      October 9, 2014

      Feeling really bad for Mr Timothy and Mr Piper. In my view since they were on the air yesterday saying that the band was coming, they should have been given the opportunity to now go and tell the public, the matter was further reviewed and give the news.

  75. Me
    October 9, 2014

    In a press conference on 6 Oct. the leader of the opposition said:”Health officials should begin the process of ascertaining whether or not a major Nigerian act scheduled to perform poses any risk……the preferable thing to do would be to deny entry for that one band”* .
    This matter is too important and serious for political division. Ebola targets everyone and makes no distinction between Labour or UWP and I’m glad that the P.M. has seen fit to put these differences a side and concur with the opposition on this sensible course of action in the interest of the nation.
    * Reported on DNO, CBN4News, DAVibes, Jamaica Observer, Winnfm, Kairifm, amongst others.

    • Doc. Love
      October 9, 2014

      I believe Mr. Linton is the most misinterpreted politician in Dominica and possibly the Caribbean. Mr. Linton said that the axing of the BAND should be considered if it can be ascertained any of the BAND MEMBERS are being exposed or present some difficulties when they arrive on our shore. If the Ministry is unable to do that, the preferable thing to do would be to deny entry to the BAND. In other words, you check the members first before you discard the whole band. When he made that statement he could be thinking of the contract between WCFM and the Flavour Band. You can disagree or agree with him but don’t misinterpret what the man has said.

  76. Liberty
    October 9, 2014

    Do I read correctly?The PM is the chief lawmaker?
    We are now firmly in the hands of a Dictator
    Keep your eyes open for more. I am??.
    Dominica be on our guard.

    • John Doe
      October 9, 2014

      Liberty the PM is the Head of Parliament where all Law-makers make and pass Law so he can be termed chief lawmaker

      • Papa Dom
        October 10, 2014

        Another misguided one. That is a statement of intent and wasn’t made innocently. It also suggest that as is usually the case these days, skerritt made this decision all on hi own.

      • Liberty
        October 10, 2014

        John Doe The PMis head of the DLP AND GOVERMENTPARTY Noy Parliament

    • anonymous2
      October 9, 2014

      That’s why the courts always rule in his favor. Not much hope for these Dumbinicans. There is definitely wrong with a form of government that has the head of it dictating laws. He can implement a policy or a ban but dictating laws….no thank you.

    • October 9, 2014

      kim jong il

    • Anonymous
      October 9, 2014

      So what do we need a parliament for then? Just to rubberstamp what Skerrit has decided?

    • Anonymous
      October 11, 2014

      How can a man that says no law no constitution can stop him be the chief lawmaker? That does not make sense. If that is true I must leave the country because justice can not exist in a place like that.

  77. d/a
    October 9, 2014

    people that’s what we call an all in one PM the boss has the know how in letting his people look up to him lol there is know one in his GOV that know how to do there work by know all DOM-IN-CANS can see its all about one man

  78. concerned
    October 9, 2014

    Good move Mr. pm but I think any performer or group coming from Africa presently should be banned for now better safe than sorry

  79. Country First
    October 9, 2014

    Thank you Lennox for addressing the issue on Ebola. You have the quality of a Commander in Chief. You are so brilliant. Because of your action the Minister of Health spoke and then the PM. Thank you Lennox thank you for saving us from something so deadly!

    • Anonymous
      October 9, 2014

      Nonsense

  80. RED GIRL
    October 9, 2014

    That’s why I love my PM, he has a great heart and cares about his people. We all know what is Sewo. Next my PM is the date for de ELECTION.

  81. shocked
    October 9, 2014

    Great move that’s what im talking about….way to go skerrit

  82. I amwhatiam
    October 9, 2014

    Where was Skerrit yesterday at the news conference to say what he said today.He allowed tim tim that level of embarrassment he also embarrassed Mr Colin Piper after all was said and done.Here he comes like a lone ranger hoping to get sympathy by he doing damage control. This was not done on his own accord , public pressure as well as international pressure forced him to make this statement. Concerned Dominicans saw the risks before you. Hats off to the people who raised their concerns about the African group. The power came from the people and not from you P M. There is a difference between a leader and a boss, a leader leads like Lennox, and a boss drives. A leader works with a team, whereas a boss stands by himself.
    It had to take Teyani on his show to have you do something in memory of Douglas and Charles, without you not even sensitizing the Dominican people with the intent to rename the Melville Hall Airport? shameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  83. Wayne. B.
    October 9, 2014

    Kudos to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit for taking this dire initiative to axe Flavour from the Line Up of The World Creole Music Festival. Thanks Mr. Prime Minister for looking out for the Welfare of Us Dominicans. $147,000.00 has no significance to the value of one human life. Amen Mr. Prime Minister, Amen. We still need to be mindful of those who are entering our borders for this event, and be on high alert of their place of origin, or where they have travelled in recent times.

    • sonny
      October 9, 2014

      if the PM gets Kudoz, then how should the DFC feel? They should be embarrassed and viewed as incompetent

    • October 10, 2014

      Amen who? Allu crossing the line now. Amen is what is used at the end of prayers offered to Jehovah! Plz watch how you speak/ write.

  84. Jolly
    October 9, 2014

    he made a move to try to gain points..but that’s a decision that the DFC could make easily….

    why is he trying to gain the spot light…Skero there are Dept which run affairs in the island…

    it’s like u weaken the DFC Boss what is really his roll…

    that decision could have been made at least 3 weeks ago doesn’t take a rocket man to have seen those signs ahead… it’s your playground skero keep kicking the ball..

  85. hmmmmmmm
    October 9, 2014

    Good decision but I still not agreeing with the othe band PM no africans U May NEVER know

    • October 9, 2014

      you have something personal against africans?

      • ????
        October 10, 2014

        My thinking exactly, how about closing down your ports entry?, ebola is not just in west Africa anymore.

  86. Anonymous
    October 9, 2014

    Better safe than sorry

  87. Observer
    October 9, 2014

    Thank you for your concern.

  88. i must speak
    October 9, 2014

    thanks skerro!!! but more thanks to UWP firstly :lol:

    • Kandy
      October 9, 2014

      u just being a real donkey behind now…. jeeeeeeeeez!!!

  89. love
    October 9, 2014

    great move pm

  90. Ras B
    October 9, 2014

    Good move but the entire group from that part of the world should be banded from performing. let us face it D/ca is a small third world country with limited resources . Ebola is an epidemic that more developed countries are unable to contain. Look we were unable to contain the ChickV, leptospirosis etc. and now we are beating up our chest spouting nonsense that we are ready and even subjecting our country to a possibility of choiceless suicide by opening our borders to this potential scurge. Mr Skerrit, I beg and plead with you and your government that we should politely excuse the African acts from WCMF this year or until more is known about ebola or there has been an effective treatment for this condition. Remember its incubation period is 2 to 21 days, though it is most infectious in the moribund patient!!! We still can not and should not take chances unless we are trying to wipe out the 60,000 people who still call D/ca home.

  91. AHA
    October 9, 2014

    It was about time!

  92. Real Dominican
    October 9, 2014

    Now i see that the Government of Dominica is serious about this Ebola out break….thank you pm

  93. Real Dominican
    October 9, 2014

    Now i see that the Government of Dominica are serious about this Ebola out break….thank you pm

  94. Saye
    October 9, 2014

    Why won’t Mr Skerrit let people do their jobs. Isn’t there a Minister of Culture and Tourism under whose port folio the festival will fall? Aren’t they the ones who should be making any announcement about the festival? Or isn’t Mr Piper the Director?

    I understand why the ministers appear to be so demotivated. It is clear that they have a boss who tries to over ride and out shine them every chance he gets.

    Wasn’t it just yesterday that the Minister of Health told us the we are ready for ebola?

    Poor fellers and ladies.

    • Observer
      October 9, 2014

      The PM speaks,you find something about it.He keeps his mouth shut, you ask why is he not saying a thing. ALAS.

    • Judge
      October 9, 2014

      The PM speaks,you find something about it.He keeps his mouth shut, you ask why is he not saying a thing. ALAS.

    • stupes
      October 9, 2014

      Nonesense you talking man- the man is the PM…stupes

  95. stups
    October 9, 2014

    This just dnt make no sense.why one performing and the other isnt

    • stupes
      October 9, 2014

      Really???Do you all listen?? Jah boy

  96. Me
    October 9, 2014

    A kick in the shin for Julius Timothy and brownie points for Skerrit. No that I disagree with Skerrit’s decision but Julius Timothy’s cack-handed handling of this issue left the door wide open for Skerrit to score points. The temptation must have been irresistible for his handlers. This has, of course undermined the Minister of Health’s position and I wonder if they will now push as far as to nominate a new candidate for the N. Roseau constituency for the forthcoming election. Politics is a dirty game, not only in Dominica.

  97. My take
    October 9, 2014

    Praise to the Almighty Father, He answers prayers, never doubt that. Amen and amen.
    Thank you Father for guiding this decision.

  98. HAVEMERCY
    October 9, 2014

    all u take too long…it was about time…i thought all u was not checking scene. with our population…ebola wiping us out like flies…all the groups from africa should be axed!!!

  99. Sherro to the rescue
    October 9, 2014

    What an embarassment for Colin Piper…His article saying that the Nigerian band would be taking part in the World Creole festival is just 4 slots down and his press conference was just yesterday….The body does not know what the head is doing.

  100. Anonymous
    October 9, 2014

    That’s the best decision! I’m in full support.

    • Anonymous
      October 9, 2014

      Micro management???????

      Law maker??????? Sometimes people accidentally say what they think.

  101. Shameless
    October 9, 2014

    hmmm…so no election date then? Thank got for DNO and Q95FM (Matt Peltier in the morning). Anyway Change is still NOT AN OPTION!

    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  102. qstorm78
    October 9, 2014

    Good move, Country/safety over money/sewo..

  103. Dominican
    October 9, 2014

    Good! I like that! Also, side note: DNO as well as other ppl need to have respect for government officials. Its not just Skerrit, its Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, or Honorable…

    • Anonymous
      October 9, 2014

      Just because he agreed with what Lennox Linton said three days ago? Chupes.

      • Anonymous
        October 11, 2014

        What did Mr. Linton say three days ago?

    • October 11, 2014

      some of them are not worthy of the name honourable because the do not conduct themselves in an honourable manner.

  104. TwInKy
    October 9, 2014

    ebola ._. . (do we even know how to conduct screening of people here) -points to how chikengunyna was handled-. as a young person who has traveled speaking.

  105. AGAIN!!!!!!!
    October 9, 2014

    So why could not the Minister of Health break this story yesterday.

    The decision was made previously and they plan was to use this opportunity for Mr.Skerrit to grandstand after the Minister of Health had no decision on the matter within the last 24hrs.

    Good cop – Bad cop behavior, This the right decision and could have been made all along but you all choose to string out Dominican to elevate your re-election.

    Hope Dominicans are bright enough to see through this….

  106. foreign
    October 9, 2014

    Excellent move – better safe than sorry.

    I like the renaming of the airport it is about time that we do away with those old names that mean nothing to us and honour our heros and our own people.

    • Anonymous
      October 10, 2014

      Both Douglas and Charles are English names so what are you saying? Should we forget our history of which Melville Hall was a part also? Why not change the name of Roseau which only means reed to describe what grows by the river. How about Ganja Town.

  107. EBEH
    October 9, 2014

    Flavour is an individual not a group. smh

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