PM Skerrit envisions containers as terminal building for international airport

The Douglas Charles Airport at Melville Hall

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has envisioned using containers as a terminal building to get an international airport going in Dominica.

Speaking on Kairi FM’s Next Level Radio Program on Tuesday night, he said the government will have EC$162-million by the end of this month in a special International Airport Development Account and this could get excavation going and constructing the runway.

“And if I have the runway, I can just put two containers at the airport and call it terminal building and planes land. Once I have the aeronautical equipment and the radar and so forth, I don’t need no fancy building call a terminal building. When we have money, we will build it,” he said.

He said there are countries with container villages and container towns.

“They take two containers, they cut it up and you put air condition in it and we put sheetrock in it, we nice it up for you, you never know it is a container,” he said. “So we have it, we have the money to do it.”

The Prime Minister did not say whether he was joking or not but he did say that by the end of this month his government will have EC$162-million in a special fund for the construction of an international airport.

He stated that his administration had indicated in parliament that an International Airport Development Account would be created and US$5-million would be credited to the account every month.

“We have remained committed to that,” the Prime Minister said. “So by the end of this month, May, we will have approximately EC$162-million in the International Airport Development Account.”

According to Skerrit, other governments have only talked about building an international airport on the island but his government is the only one that has taken the matter seriously.

He said the opposition, a few days before a past general election landed a plane on a screen in Lagon in Roseau “and say they are going to build an international airport.”

“But they never had the money for it,” he stated. “So outside of Dame Eugenia Charles, may her soul rest in peace, who had the commitment of (Ronald) Reagan to do some earth movement for us and Mr. (Edison) James wrote to the United States government telling them don’t come because they will be interfering with the elections in Dominica, this is the only government.”

Skerrit went to on to say that his government is the only one that has brought night landing to Dominica.

“And we were well on our way towards the construction of the airport and as I have indicated to the parliament and to Dominicans, there is a friendly government that has indicated to us its willingness to support us in the construction of an international airport,” he said without naming the friendly government.

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125 Comments

  1. Annon
    May 28, 2018

    OK Shaka Zulu stop U killing me :-x
    By the way if we can save 5 million a month then it’s time to get rid of the high customs duties, and just watch the economy grow exponentially, by leaps and bounds. Do they know that a merely nice looking vehicle is not a luxury? Then how will the government value a luxury car, 215%? You multiply economic activity several times by killing customs duties. Be brave aND watch the economy grow.

  2. Yesswii
    May 26, 2018

    It’s not something permanent. It’s temporary he said. Small steps first.

    • Neville
      May 28, 2018

      It’s foolishness one way or another. Skerrit is totally incompetent and that’s it.

  3. My name
    May 25, 2018

    UWP under Mr. James prepared everything for the Airport…Labour Dayba came in and spoilt all..hopeless Governance. Time to get out. Change is a must or DA dead.

  4. Bruised Labourite
    May 25, 2018

    Wow… Prime Minister Skerrit really thinks Dominicans are _***** to go on radio to **** about using containers to as terminal for an international airport.

    This is the same Prime minister who agreed with Prime Minister Ralph Gonzalves of St Vincent and the Grenadines when Comrade Gonzie told Dominicans at a Dominica Labour Party convention rally that Dominica does not need an international airport then went on to build his own. Today American airlines landing there among other large jet planes.

    This is the same Prime Minister who refuses to use the site at Wesley/Woodfordhill which was recommended as the best site to build an international airport in Dominica, just because the United Workers Party (UWP) did all the ground work, bought the land, and started to source the finances for the airport development… This government shelved it all and now talking using 2 containers to house their new airport.

    All I have to say is this is a DISGRACEFUL PM…… :lol: :lol: :lol:

  5. Theone
    May 25, 2018

    Did you see the luggage belt Dominica installed at the airport? Dominica thinks small and that wont change until the people in power is educated on how to run a country.

  6. mouche miel
    May 25, 2018

    Alcapone first Skerro on the use of containers.The forementioned had his concubine and children living in one long b4 he was jailed.

  7. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    May 24, 2018

    “And if I have the runway, I can just put two containers at the airport and call it terminal building and planes land. Once I have the aeronautical equipment and the radar and so forth, I don’t need no fancy building call a terminal building. When we have money, we will build it,” he said.

    He said there are countries with container villages and container towns.”(Roosevelt Skerrit)>

    I wonder who in their right mind would believe such lies!

    Before a commercial Passenger Jet Aircraft can land at an International Airport, it has to be completed, and what is know as tracking conducted to ensure it is safe for landing and take off safely. The last place we saw that happened was in St. Vincent!

    And I am declaring Roosevelt one of the worlds most notorious liar, there are no cities or towns built out of containers. Containers are built for the shipping of commodities aboard container cargo ships! A container is made out of metal, hot in Summer cold in Winter!

  8. Lenpro
    May 24, 2018

    Somebody need to ask Skerrit to clarify that comments. So if it’s a joke you will all know. He might not be joking. With all the empty containers at the Woodbridge bay, since no one have a clue how to get them out of the country Skerrit’s vision to true climate resilience building might be at his finger tip. Skerritt need to stop foaming at the mouth and let his eggs hatch before counting his chickens. To let your voice be radio air waved with comments like that can be perceived as foolishness after so many of the same comments made in the past regarding an international airport. This are comments Skerrit should apologized to all who feel insulted by it.

  9. Laplaine Observer
    May 24, 2018

    I have been hearing about this International Airport since 2010. Every time election is nearing, Skeritt fools his Red Climic supporters by talking about this Airport.

  10. The One Of A Kind
    May 24, 2018

    Sad part is there a few ppl who actually support this….

  11. Truth Be Told
    May 24, 2018

    “Every nation gets the government it deserves.” – Joseph-Marie, lawyer, diplomat, writer, and philosopher.

  12. Ibo France
    May 24, 2018

    This cartoonish idea about using two containers to build a terminal for an international airport only confirms that Skerrit is uniquely unqualified to lead Dominica out of its present difficult times. The evidence is translucently clear. The country is much more unprepared for a pending storm than ever before in its storied history. The population has been reduced to sitting ducks. This is a damning indictment on the present leadership of the country. Where there is no vision the people perish. The only thing that the people have to protect themselves is their prayers.

  13. Cow bite man
    May 24, 2018

    Wow!!! All i can say is high time we throw stones at this Government.. :mrgreen:

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      May 24, 2018

      Remember to every action there is a reaction!
      You may act with stones but the government may react with something else, then you will start complaining of what the government has done… be careful what you ask for.

      • Franky
        May 24, 2018

        You again kid I tell you is a hard karlot I want to hit you behind your head. .. your damn tehbe… ou ka venir la parle sort skerite..

      • Bam
        August 15, 2018

        I don’t even know why labourites comment on this site most of these comments are from workers supporters because that’s all DNO prints.Dno is a worker supporter you can see how bias they are.

  14. The One Of A Kind
    May 24, 2018

    “Nice it up”???? Hahaha

  15. The One Of A Kind
    May 24, 2018

    Hahahahahaha
    Here, an international airport built from containers????
    Dominica is already a 3rd world country, skeritt are you trying to make Dominica 4th or 5th world?
    Is the red getting to your head?? I mean I thought Lenox was a clown but skeritt if you go through with this you will take the title of king clown. I’ve supported you for years and your clown decision is driving me to the blue

    No way, this has to be ja joke hahahahaha. No that’s gottta be a joke lol

    • No apologies what so ever
      May 24, 2018

      That’s no news remember their slogan taking DA to the next level.
      I am just wondering which way s that level.what’s the next level partners/ Neo DLP lol
      100th world maybe.

  16. Possie vibes
    May 23, 2018

    I really don’t know what to on this one. I think a change is healthy at this point.

  17. Frank Talker
    May 23, 2018

    Actually, The PM is right. It can be done.

    • Real truth
      May 24, 2018

      He is wrong! You cannot build an international airport out of shipping containers! Will never happen!……..I cannot believe I am even commenting on this…….. Something fishy going on…….

    • Toto
      May 24, 2018

      Of course it can be done, just like you can have earth closets at an airport, we call them latrines and make that a positive image by stating this is Naturalis decomposition as part of your Climategate resilience project. Our P.m really knows how to impress, doesn’t he.

    • NegMawon
      May 25, 2018

      Dominicans really going to fall for that nonsense. Lets talk of all the bridges and roads that needs to be reconstructed. Lets talk of a hospital where Dominicans and “prospective” visitors can get proper care if needed. Lets talk about the substandard school buildings and lack of learning tools. lets talk about the substandard policing in Dominica. Can anyone tell me where Dominicans can go to a public library.
      Let me tell all of you who think its a good idea, you all will become the laughing stalk of the Caribbean and the world ( https://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2013/03/10/st-maartens-us117m-airport-vs-guyanas-us150m/) I currently live in a container building in a war zone. it is not ideal! it is a bad idea that will cost more in the long run.

    • Jason
      May 26, 2018

      We got the verification from Frank that it can be done, let’s go.
      ?

  18. Yanick Roy Etienne
    May 23, 2018

    Every party coming to election y’all talk about the International Airport but nothing never started yet every country is moving forward why does Dominica always go backwards

  19. block 44
    May 23, 2018

    terminal building from containers,this statement just prove that you are terminally ill young man.

  20. Zandoli
    May 23, 2018

    It’s been a while since I thought Skerrit was losing his mind. Fifteen years in power will do that to you.

  21. Man bites dogs
    May 23, 2018

    All those mama man and Lesbians talking crap and pathetic comments against prime minister Skerrit, because he’s a winner and working hard day/night for Dominica, but that lots workers calamity party and supporters hate the good work pm Skerrit is doing for the country, NOW Mr undertaker call his self the opposition leader of what I will never know, because that guy is a joker and stupid lazy con artist and lots more i will not be mentioning now,Today he is out of state but wherever no one knows not even his own party members, I have an idea a couple of phone calls and i will find the snake.

  22. Zebena
    May 23, 2018

    It seems like the defenders of thr party in power are trying yo say that the PM was kidding around ehen he threw sround the idea of the containers. I would like to think that PM was not serious. Why then would the PM kid around with something that serious. The PM has used the airport promises as bait to fool the people of Dominica. I need not go into the various deliberate lies about building the airport. Today Dominica is the only island in the OECS without an international airport facility and the resulting adverse impact is there for all to see. The airport is arguably the critical step to the economic development and after all these years of empty promises and the aftermath of Maria the PM csnt be making fun of the situation. Ig the PM thinks this is funny he should step down cause this is no joking matter

  23. Roseau River
    May 23, 2018

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  24. May 23, 2018

    Punjab PhD promised to build the first Resilient Country in the world; way to go PM you on the right track, “CONTAINER TERMINAL?” boy oh boy the rest of the world just withdrew their $1.5 billion pledge. Even Prince Charles and Bill Clinton know that you are just a “JOKER”.

  25. we are watching you
    May 23, 2018

    How come they do not just remove rock and tarnish from the mountain at the west end of the present runway and dump it into the ocean and extend the runway about 3,000 feet out into the ocean. Have they thought about rust with these containers, the salt air will rust out the containers in no time.Skerrit needs to just ask Richard Branson if he wants to buy Dominica and let him construct the international airport or tell Trump he can build a trump hotel tower if he takes over the island and also builds a casino.

    • Dominican to bone
      May 23, 2018

      Y don’t u go and do it ******* if u see it need to do come on .

    • 305goon
      May 24, 2018

      Hold up.. are your joking or being serious?

    • Malatete
      May 24, 2018

      The law of aerodynamics dictate that an airplane performs best taking off- and landing against the wind (it increases lift on take off and air resistance on landing, thus reducing the runway distance required). With our prevailing wind blowing from east to west Melville Hall is severely limited, especially with regard to safe landing. Ideally we should have an airport on the west coast with as much west to east alignment as possible.

  26. Dominican
    May 23, 2018

    I am puzzled. Where will this new airport be built? Clearly, it can not be at the existing site in Meville Hall because we already have a terminal there. So where does mr. Skerrit plan to locate this airport? Honestly, it does not make sense to me. We spent millions on a stadium that is hardly used and can not pay its way. Many millions on a State House that is equally expensive to run, all for the sake of one man. Why can’t we spend money on a decent, modern air[port terminal that at least has a real beneficial purpose and can be also a functional showpiece at the same time? I really wish the Prime Minister could be more forthcoming on this because I firmly believe the issue of proper access to our country is not a party-political one.

  27. ben
    May 23, 2018

    dominicans like it so ???

  28. Seal Rooter
    May 23, 2018

    Lecturer in Indian university: What is an international airport?

    Doctor Skerrit- “They take two containers, they cut it up and you put air condition in it and we put sheetrock in it, we nice it up for you, you never know it is a container,” he said. “So we have it, we have the money to do it.”

    Lecturer in Indian University: You’ve answered the wrong question on what your future home will look like. Nonetheless an answer deserving of an honorary PhD. ????

    • RastarMarn
      May 23, 2018

      What about the chemicals like insecticides and the likes they use for the flooring of those containers, Mista got a Doctorate in what again???
      And who is consulting this nincompup on these maters,,,

      Garçon Melville Hall is the wrong place for anything the river done spoke to allyou a couple times already allyou still there in it’s path,,,

    • Toto
      May 24, 2018

      Is container port he is talking about. Do’t worry about that. The Chinese wil take care of that in Portsmouth with a free zone. P.M just confuded and got tired in his brain.

  29. Johnie boy
    May 23, 2018

    Is’t that the same Prime Minister talking about climate resilience so how he want terminal with containers nuh . SMH

    • Yow
      May 23, 2018

      Ikr… the river just swiping that

  30. DeEyesHaveIt
    May 23, 2018

    Ok DNO has become so biased it is sickening. I guess journalism has given way to tabloidology. If there is anyone who truely wants to hear what was said. I encourage you to visit the Prime Ministers page anf listen to the clip in it’s entirety to gain context. It’s a sad day when certain media houses and I am forced to use the word media now to describe this entity. But it’s a sad day when you people would create headlines to peddle your own political agenda. Don’t even take my word people go and listen to the man’s actual statement’s and compare it with this article

    • thinking idiot
      May 23, 2018

      how is DNO biased when Skerrit himself said those words. it wasn’t like they paraphrased or twisted what he said… stop being so ridiculous..

      • True Politics
        May 23, 2018

        May their bias cause them to believe that he was actually going to build the terminal with two containers

    • klmairlines
      May 23, 2018

      Dat is so true,,,

  31. Music Producer
    May 23, 2018

    International airport…blah, Blah, Blah!

  32. Jonathan Y St Jean
    May 23, 2018

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, then shame on me. Too many promises from this incompetent guy. So many times Skerritt brags and pronises things which have failed to materialize. Just to name a few, the indoor swimming pool at Stock farm and the international airport. Only pie in the sky

  33. Not A Herd Follower
    May 23, 2018

    Clearly, Skerrit is tired and has no new ideas for advancing Dominica. And so it’s time to say good bye to him as Prime Minister and bring in someone else who is fresh and able.

    • Dominican to bone
      May 23, 2018

      In ur dreams fool .

    • The Righteous Ruler
      May 24, 2018

      [Act 8:9 KJV] 9 But there was a certain man, called ____, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of ______, giving out that himself was some great one:
      [Act 8:11 NIV] 11 They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his sorcery.

      When the Righteous Rules the people are happy.

      Its time for our Righteous Ruler to come bring back our country to God’s original intent. Pray for our New Righteous Ruler.

  34. Not A Herd Follower
    May 23, 2018

    I dismiss the utter rubbish of the Prime Minister. Is he insulting us with his lies and glib talk?

  35. May 23, 2018

    desparate times call for deaparate measures.
    who wants an airport terminal made out of containers.
    A warehous or factory could do but airport terminal? houses?
    is he being sarcastic?

  36. Lang Mama
    May 23, 2018

    Papa bondieur if this is not madness then crazy it is. This is the kind of leadership Domonica deserves and when the illegal voters come home to vote evil into government may they enjoy the co tainer terminal with sheet rocks.
    I wonder whether his house in Vielle Case is made up off scrap containers.

  37. Leviathan
    May 23, 2018

    Well there already is a nice climate resilient “container” bridge… I suppose we should have a nice climate resilient container terminal to match..????

  38. Met Boda Yo
    May 23, 2018

    When I heard the joke, I laughed so much. First thing I said to some people ….
    Check DNO, That’s gonna be Headline in the morning….. As for the Media politician… Matt
    That gonna dominate his Talk on the Block show….
    Mark my words and you will hear and see….

    • Lee
      May 23, 2018

      Sounds like you guys decided on the party line wi. Pretend it was all a big joke!

  39. Leah
    May 23, 2018

    The funniest part is watching DLP supporters do acrobatics to make this a DNO problem. Hahahahaha.

    They cannot come to terms with the fact that their Prime Minister chats nonsense. Let’s just make this a DNO faux pas!

    • Ibo France
      May 23, 2018

      It’s titillating to read some of the comments of Skerrit’s foot soldiers. They want to disfigure DNO or they have transformed themselves into verbal contortionists. They pedestrian explanations defy commonsense.

      • Ibo France
        May 23, 2018

        *Their pedestrian explanations defy commonsense.

  40. See What we do boy
    May 23, 2018

    See what Skerrit has reduced us to. We have lost all sense of pride and value as Dominicans. 18 years of lies and deception which have most likely cost us Ross University, caused Amerijet to abandon Dominica. Wasn’t it once reported that Skerrit had signed a loan for US $300 million dollars, for the international airport? Didn’t he bring some Chinese engineers to advise on the said airport? Boy see where we are today. See the **** we going through at a time when St. Vincent is doing well with their international airport that should have been ours. Boy I am damn ashamed. In 2018 when the man is talking about resilient and making Dominica first resilient country, is container international airport the envisioning? Does he know anything about container buildings? Skerrit, fyi in Florida when a storm is approaching the first set of people that are asked to evacuate are those that reside in container homes, ask Anthony Astaphan because his Florida house is not too far from container…

  41. KID ON THE BLOCK
    May 23, 2018

    Skerrit really knows how to smoke them BLUE BELLY AMPHIBIANS OUT OF THEIR HOLES.
    Some so bazodi, They dotish just writing BS.

    • meka
      May 23, 2018

      O my goodness the red ants they are lost for words they trying so hard to defend their makakwi leader :-D :wink: : :lol:

    • Franky
      May 23, 2018

      Kid I wud slap u behind your head buss for being a jack arse …. that your mother send u to school for to go on the block? Sacray toneh if you a donkey I will ride you…get of the stupidity stop follow a currupt incopetent party… sacray Mal boo hooe

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        May 23, 2018

        Good thing I am no donkey so you won’t ride me. Search still you will find the Mal boo hooe that did the riding and ask your mother whether that donkey is part of your family.

  42. Carrotop
    May 23, 2018

    They only need one container, with bars on for Skerrit

    • Neg Mawon
      May 25, 2018

      No they need more than one. At some point, when you have determined some people are so “Do-tish” you must segregate them from the general population to protect them from their own stupidity-all Skerrit followers. we will get them container buildings.

  43. Neville
    May 23, 2018

    He has definitely lost it know but the red ants are still clapping. Anybody heard of the Roman emperor Nero? Look no further!

  44. Tom Brown
    May 23, 2018

    Its not ridiculous. My PM has a vision and anything is possibly if you set your mind to it.
    I have seen beautiful house made out of containers and if you are not told, you would never know.
    It can be done just leave it up to the experts. you negative people always doubting the PM and when it comes to pass, every body mouth is shut. God is good all the time.

  45. My opinion NOT yours
    May 23, 2018

    I not a fan of the PM but ppl come on
    Tell dno get the damn clip n post it let the ppl decide if is a joke or not, leaders both opposition n government tend to make joke off and on.
    N by reading it I can tell it might be a joke.

    ADMIN: The whole programme can be streamed via the Prime Minister’s Facebook page.

    • My opinion NOT yours
      May 23, 2018

      This bull crap is just removing our mind on the issues at hand.
      So we going to start making problems about containers. :lol:

    • My opinion NOT yours
      May 23, 2018

      I am not on facebook SMH
      Majority of the news you carry are on Facebook, so should we follow them there?

  46. DOMINICA AVIATION
    May 23, 2018

    Oh boy :?: what have we realt become. Is this the reality of Dominica.

  47. destinee
    May 23, 2018

    lol. is this a joke? over the last 18 yrs or so, how many times has that International Airport talk been brought up? How many times have i heard funds are being accumulated for an International Airport? what preparation has been done so far? so where’s all those monies gone that now another 160 something mill is coming in towards that again.
    Wait…where are they..sorry.. where is “he” gonna build that International Airport again? i say ‘he’ since all i’m reading is “I” “I” “I”. ummmm…..wait…International Airport..Containers. yah…these two go together like peanut butter and jelly.
    Pls tell me all of that is a big joke. please. cus i cannot believe my fellow Dominicans will allow a Government..sorry..a PM to take them on this long *** ride for all those yrs n they still seem to be hanging on for dear life. i refuse to believe my pple are that gullible. u know what..yah..i’m gone

  48. Talie
    May 23, 2018

    It is a bad joke, right ????

  49. Movement
    May 23, 2018

    Hahahah boi Mr going crazy boi hahah haha container hahaha no no no no boi garson comout there boi u doe see you goin mad boi hahhahhaha boi awa awa. ..

  50. Channel 1
    May 23, 2018

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: …………………..Labouuuuuurrrrrrrrrrr…………Labouuuuuurrrrrrrr. Dominica, behold your Prime Minister, ‘Doctor’ Roosevelt Skerrit, the airport terminal building ‘expert’.

    Has anybody flown into V.C. Bird International airport in Antigua recently and noticed the new eye-catching terminal building there? Or Argyle International Airport in St Vincent? Or Grantley Adams International in Barbados? Or Maurice Bishop International in Grenada? Or Hewanorra International in St Lucia?

    Ah magway sa Skerrit. Two containers for a terminal buidling? I ask again has Skerrit lost his mind or has his mind lost him?

    Why dat bona fide joker didn’t build his house in Vielle Case with two containers instead nuh? Phew!!!

    • Da Girl
      May 23, 2018

      Boy all you cannot take a joke nuh lmfao..

      • Channel 1
        May 23, 2018

        @Da Girl – Telling brazen lies on the UWP by saying they did nothing tangible in terms of constructing the international airport when they were in government is a big joke eh.

        Playing games with people’s lives and economic projects for Dominica is a joke?

        A government that has failed to create sustainable employment for people is a big joke?

        An incompetent government that has reduced Dominica to a ‘begging’ dependency society is a big joke for some of all you. Well it ain’t a joke for me. Sa se mechanste.

  51. May 23, 2018

    Give Skerrit 2 medels, 1 for being a jacka&& and the other? In case he lost the first one??

  52. ??
    May 23, 2018

    …and the haters focus on the containers. SMH. They did not hear anything else that the PM said.

  53. Roseau Girl
    May 23, 2018

    Has he convinced himself enough to utter this nonsense? Isnt this the same man talking about resilience. Did he see what the rivers and winds did to containers? Is this the PM speaking??? What is really going on her. God Bless our beautiful Island?

  54. LifeandDeath
    May 23, 2018

    “I”, “I”, “I” again!!!.. The man sounds so uninformed and rudimentary!!..
    What is the big fuss about rushing into an international Airport now, such urgency!!? Are we having such substantial air traffic that we need to rush into putting a Major Runway into the River Mouth at Melville Hall?(No other site for proposed excavation was mentioned). Skerrit’s approach to this shows exactly why Dominica is in this predicament today. No study, no Business plan, no simulation, no figures to support the idea. The West Coast need Bridges, whole of Dominica need Feeder Roads to begin to ship out produce…just Back to front thinking. And more lies Skerrit tells the young ppl re the current DLP is the only gov’t who has done anything about an international airport..Where all the Land UWP had paid for and cleared at Woodfordhill?.. An int’l Airport is not a silver bullet to horrific economic and social management. Dominicans don’t want progress if the keep that incompetent in office…

  55. bee on the pawisad
    May 23, 2018

    Alas boy, see how we come

  56. enough is enough
    May 23, 2018

    Boy I m so sad for Mister, having so much talent as a Humorist and waste it as a politician.

    • Lap seng
      May 23, 2018

      best comment so far :-D :-D :-D

    • Me
      May 23, 2018

      Be aware that there is a difference between a humourist and a comedian, Personally, I do not know our Prime Minister to be a man of mirth, unless it is at someone else’s expense, and that is never funny!

  57. Ibo France
    May 23, 2018

    In this era of modernity, I have never heard of, thought about or seen a ‘containerized ‘ airport. Is this Skerrit’s concept of the first ever climate resilient country? Why should Dominica be reduced to the laughing stock of the world? Will these containers be able to withstand a Category 1 Hurricane? It is quite preposterous that after eighteen consecutive years in power, Mr. Skerrit continues to pour blame on members of the opposition for the lack of infrastructural developments in the country. This is precisely what to expect (nothingness) when you have a clueless and nakedly corrupt regime in power. Time is up for Skerrit and his blind sycophants.

    • Man bites dogs
      May 23, 2018

      Ibo, Shut your dirty back hole and get out of our country business you don’t contribute a penny to Dominica, get back to hell where you are at the moment,your opinion is not relevant to us pxxxoff.

      • Ibo France
        May 23, 2018

        Pathetic , miserable , sorrowful miscreant! It has to be that you sat not in front but to the back of the chalkboard. Your level of education is pre-kindergarten. You are most definitely functionally illiterate. The only thing you are good at is catching dogs to barbeque.

  58. Shaka Zulu
    May 23, 2018

    Let me suggest a faster way to raise funds. If every dominican pay a hundread dollars everytime skerrit open up his mourh with some BS and lies we would have enough money in a month build two international airports, fix all the roads, finish the fizzling star in cabrits and give every popper a 100% Raise. Friendly gov my as….. Its like a broken record.

  59. Fran
    May 23, 2018

    Don’t do anything until you have the money. What kind of backward nonsense is this?

  60. Zor Sot
    May 23, 2018

    Just STOP IT!!!!!

    You know you aren’t a visionary, so JUST STOP THINKING!

  61. Ray Charles
    May 23, 2018

    8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O

  62. Dominica Lost
    May 23, 2018

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  63. Après Bondie, C'est La Ter
    May 23, 2018

    This is ridiculous. Full stop.

    • Shaka Zulu
      May 23, 2018

      Go easy he did not take his meds. We can also use the river as a conveyor belt for luggage and people can check in and check out in wesley by tbe gas station. Thats a good plan. You can buy gas and food there one time.

      • Lap seng
        May 23, 2018

        I agree he didn’t take his medication in awhile!!! 8-O 8-O 8-O

      • May 23, 2018

        Shaka you killing me boy.I just believe why we have doctors, preachers, lawyers,teachers i this mess with skerrit.Are they brain washed too?

      • Da Girl
        May 23, 2018

        Ey lmfaoooo. I lovemy PM but this one takes the cake :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: . River as the conveyor belt lololol

      • Shaka Zulu
        May 23, 2018

        Hey its free. You dont have to pay a dime eco friendly and entry passangers can dive for thier luggage. The will have fried titiwri waiting on the other side. Save on the airport construction. PM skerrit is a brilliant thinker he did not buy his PHd for kicks and giggles. Viva most high Skerrit viva comandant Skerrit ruler of the nature island circus.

  64. Frank
    May 23, 2018

    “And if I have the runway, I can just put two containers at the airport and call it terminal building and planes land. Once I have the aeronautical equipment and the radar and so forth, I don’t need no fancy building call a terminal building. When we have money, we will build it,” he said.

    Hahahah boi Mr going mad now man wtma…. to me that sounds like crazyNess hahhaha boi call the election eh garson

    • Neville
      May 23, 2018

      This is the climate resilient future for Dominica. OMG…

  65. Justice
    May 23, 2018

    International airport with two containers as the terminal building. I’m convinced that Skeritt is losing his mind now..

  66. Pamala
    May 23, 2018

    But pm u not easy I travel the world already I never see no international airport with container building you really think Dominicans backward right your are fulling your self

  67. No apologies what so ever
    May 23, 2018

    Skerrit, there is a saying those the gods wishes to destroy first makes them MAD. Are you NUTS>Skerrit?
    Are you on medical Marijuana or what?
    You told us more than 12 yrs ago you were going to build a modest house. $400K EC what is the cost of ur current residence. Is this any where close to MODEST ?Are the VILLAS? So tell us why do you want give us a GHETTO international airport?You did not begin ur house with cut containers and then transform it.Mad to say you are an AH is being nice to you. I just don’t understand why a few citizens just go to ur home and arrest U in ur PJs at 3 .00 AM and put U on a plane to bird island if they think trying you imprisoning you would give us satisfaction. Maybe we could just dump U in a container out side G/loupe or the Saints.

    • No apologies what so ever
      May 23, 2018

      Been away for many,many ,many moons.I do know a few of the cast of characters. The Sr.Counsels who I have demoted t less than jr Counsels. Guys Like reggie I know during my authentic DLP days.I always classified him an AH whi slipped thru the cracks then let alone now. Medard I have not a clue where this guy sprang from how it was allowed. When my friends Rossie passed and my closer friend Pierro passed I thought a guy like Reviere with his finanace experience etc would automatically be PM bring some intellect into leadership and some oratory we got the opposite thx to the Sr.Counsels and a few other opportunists.Shame on the late Liverpool( another one) The lawyers ej the ugg former Palsec/historian/lawyer alcoholic mete boueffists at night in speak easies and all the other SHs on island. We got a mad man in office with his hungry ministers.Thx u all.It’s time for a new method.Lugay even if I do not see the UWP as anything that would bring change.but Lugay got it right.

      • No apologies what so ever
        May 23, 2018

        Lawrence and other were scared and rushed to to make certain he was marginalized.
        Skerrit! U know what great idea about container use .We will build a container temporary prison for you and Neo Labour ministers when it comes u know what? The revolution to put all bad deeds to rest. when we get the money we will build a real prison by then it will be 2hher081 hahahaahah i personally would like a special container 16 x15x15 ft container prison for you we will transform you house to a home for the homeless With your name It will be called Chere Skerrit.

    • Reader
      May 24, 2018

      I was having a few beers in Brooklyn with a few buddies from DA who I told from 2004 that DA is done
      when this kid I still cannot get over elbowed in to the leadership of the DLP and is a by product of DFP added to Ayatolla and all those other opportunists be they leaches, saprophytes, parasites add urs readers.
      Finally they agree. after reading about the containers. Some ,most of them are now convinced the bro is an …………………………. and should be ousted immediately others still have hope in the AH, No reason not to give the a few rounds of beer. I will continue to win one mind per month.
      Someone brought the idea that this container use was first implimented by Alcapone who had his common law wife in one despite having lots of land to build on then.

  68. Same name
    May 23, 2018

    So many lies and false promises. Where is the 300 hundred millions that was promised to you by China. Mr PM you are basically out of options. To suggest using two containers as a terminal building for an international airport is an insult to the people of Dominica. This is a cheap blow. May I remind you that the closet we got to having a international airport in Dominica is under the UWP government. If the people of Dominica put you back in power after this statement , then the deserve what ever they get.

    • JR
      May 23, 2018

      If this is true. This is beyond insulting!!! And just as insulting as welcoming the idea of shipping container villages as sustainable housing. Pure Nonsense!

  69. Annoyed
    May 23, 2018

    SMH DNO your headline just shady and inappropriate just to get comments bashing the the Prime Minister. Do you honestly believe the man would use containers for an international airport

    ADMIN: In the story we quoted his exact words.

    • LifeandDeath
      May 23, 2018

      Yeh. DNO is the problem right!!?? None so blind as he who will not see.. Get Skerrit out, he’s falling off the ledge and he will drag many in Dominica with him..

    • Jabal
      May 23, 2018

      DNO I cant even believe their are educated persons editing this news articles. I cant even believe in 2018 DNO can take a joke from a man insert and put it as a headline. What a shame. In a time when we have the most students in our history attending college and university, and all you encouraging children to read. That’s the level DNO can stand at. Dominicans need to see DNO for what they really worth. It is a shame.

      • Neville
        May 23, 2018

        You already making up excuses for your PM? Stop it please. I’d rather advise you to make an appointment with Dr. Benji for him…

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      May 23, 2018

      Annoyed, do you expect anything better from DNO when it pertains to the PM?
      Joke or not, expect nothing good from them. Tune on to it’s twin brother, Q95, Bet you this is the topic on Talk On The Block. But
      When Lennox says all kind of insulting things about the women of Dominica, calling the elderly names, saying things that can insight violence, you hear or read nothing on DNO regarding those things.

      • May 23, 2018

        Kid on the block ur name tells it all .All u seem to do is sit on that block and and backup all the nonsense skerrit sprue out. It doesnt seem u are a smart person and ur braiins seem not to work right.There seem to be a loose screw in ur brains. Cant believe u can back this non functioning government.What improvement have u seen since Maria -nothing.The only thing I can say is that the people cleaned the country real good. nothing else.I still see blue even the airport looks like there is blue on the roof. and u sit and condone this worthless government shame on u .I hope u live out of Da

      • Ibo France
        May 23, 2018

        KID, you should be employed by Mr. Skerrit as his Press Secretary but your diversionary antics cannot overcome the utterly mind boggling asininity of the PM’s statements. Stop being intellectually lazy by maligning DNO and refrain from distorting the truth. DNO quoted Mr. Skerrit verbatim (his exact words). Stop your farcical assertions about DNO. Instead of casting aspersions on DNO, cast them on the daft PM. You stoutly defend even the most outrageous utterances of this man who has an affinity with lies, deceit and nonsense. You seem eerily infatuated with this megalomaniac. So much so, that if Mr. Skerrit were to stand on a roof of a house and urinate on you on the ground, you would call it a shower of blessing.
        DNO , do not be dissuaded nor distracted, bring the news right down the middle. If the Opposition mess up, bring it too.

      • meka
        May 23, 2018

        Lol some of you red ants get butt hurt and tend to blame DNO when the story is not in you all favour yet you continue to TROLL :-D

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        May 23, 2018

        Ibo Fance, keep your employment advice to yourself. Maybe you are the one who needs employment.
        Are you trying to use words beyond your comprehension? You sound like Mr. or Mrs. Malaprop. That’s all DNO could have extracted from the clip to make Headline?
        All you see before your eyes is blue; so why can’t I see red?
        If Lennox **** and told you is cake and ask you to have a bite, you’ll do so why are you concerned about what I call shower of blessings? You are as bias as you sound. You are who you are, I am what I am.

      • Ibo France
        May 23, 2018

        KID, your infantile tantrum doesn’t perturb me in any way. You made me laugh to see how thin-skin you are. You stalk DNO to attack everyone who denounces the PM for his comical statements and fallacious ideas. Only a decrepit mind defends gibberish. Dominica is dead last in the sub-region in every significant indicator (economic growth, infrastructural development, tourism, life expectancy) etc. The country is spiraling out of control with no hope of regaining its footing under the stewardship of this chronically dim-witted leader. To continue to support Skerrit and his DLP abysmal failures for eighteen consecutive years in government, is a colossal loss of commonsense.

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