PM Skerrit says withdrawal of US from Paris accord an important lesson

Skerrit said Russia, the Caribbean and Latin America must work together

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has said the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Climate Accord is an important lesson and countries in the Caribbean can no longer rely on countries from the “northern region” for assistance.

Speaking during a panel discussion at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum now taking place in Russia, Skerrit said the region must now define a new path of integration.

“We just witnessed the decision by the United States to move away from the Paris Accord,” he stated. “And I think this is a very important lesson for us in the Caribbean, Latin America and of course Russia, that we need to now define our own process of integration and working together.

He said certain regions cannot be depended on for assistance.

“No longer can we rely on certain northern regions to assure us of a better way of life for our citizens,” he stated.

He noted that although many currencies are pegged to the United States, there must there are lessons to be learned from the approach of the United States.

“I believe that with the advancement of the Eurasia, Russian, Caribbean/ Latin American relationship we can overcome those challenges, we have to define a new path for ourselves,” Skerrit said.

The Prime Minister commended the leadership of Russia “for the perspective which it brings to the international forum.”

“The Caribbean, in particular, is looking to this with interest and is something we would like to be a part of,” he stated.

On Thurday, US President Donald Trump announced that he was withdrawing the US from the Paris climate accord. The move was seen by many as a way of dampening worldwide effort to curb global warming.

The accord sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C.

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146 Comments

  1. ye yep
    June 5, 2017

    The //////////////…..??????>>>> is trying to sound relevant and important by going to Russia to embarrass Dominica with his foolishness.
    Wait for it!!!!
    They going to call another rally to celebrate skerrit blowing hot air in Russia.
    Thankfully, half of his supporters don’t know where Russia is.

  2. I Trembling Boy
    June 5, 2017

    From the moment I heard of the London terrorist attack I was very concerned mainly because I know our Passports are being sold world wide, like hot bread to crooks and crminals. Now attackers are revealed and we now know that so far one is from Morraco, I am trembling so much, especially as I am reminded of a blog I read recently about some 10,000 blank Passports that a top Morracan leader was linked to. Boy I so afraid

  3. 15 acres from Cabrits to Range Dev., any EIA?
    June 5, 2017

    While Skerritt mentions US pulling out of Paris Climate Change accord he forgot completely that he went to Parliament, changed the law so that he could give 15 acres of our Cabrits National park to the foreigner Range development.

    On top of that irresponsible and backward stance, the Skerritt-led DLP Gov’t. gave the foreign firm, Range Dev. our passports to sell, to make millions to fund the building of a hotel in the Cabrits area, that would belong to Range Dev. Where is the ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA)? What about the pollution to the marine environment in the area? Where is the excreta and other pollutants going?

    Where are the EIA’s for major National projects?

    What about the environmental disaster at the airport at Melville Hall re. the frequent flooding of the airport because of bad work done previously?

    Simple RUBBISH Management is a huge problem. Communities bawling. Problem with trucks? Skerritt’s DLP Govt emphasis is SELLING OUR…

  4. Let The Truth Be Known
    June 5, 2017

    Some of you do not appreciate the PM’s statement to the point of criticism. When some of you were not aware about global warming and climate change, it was discussed at length in the US and with other progressive countries. Al Gore was at the forefront of it, going about speaking of it and trying to get everyone to believe it. Know that not everyone believed then and still do today.
    Those members of humanity who believe in it would do well to conform to the Will of God. Many do not; some do not even recognize God.
    Humanity worry about these matters and how long will they live?
    Pertaining to this emission and relevant matters they discuss and argue about, let every country take care of its own. Each government should set the necessary requirement of what they require/should be and what is imported to their own country.
    As for the smaller tropical countries, why should they be copycats and concern themselves about it?
    Frankly, I am not concerned one bit.

  5. Dr. Skerritt, the Clown of Russia
    June 5, 2017

    Dr. Skerritt was having a prep meeting with an angel as to what would happen on his death. The angel said: ”Well, you are a PM and have kept your nose reasonably clean, I guess, heaven should be the route for you.” The Hon. Dr. responded: ”So, that’s guaranteed?”. The angel said: ” I guess, but you will need to prove who you are when get to the gates for us to let you in. Even Picasso and Einstein had to do this.” The Hon. Dr. said: ” Should not be a problem. But, by the way, who’s Einstein and Picasso?” The angel said: ”There you go, that should be excellent proof of who you are”.

  6. Real Possie man
    June 5, 2017

    I support the PM a 100% on that again. He said it as it is. U are correct on this again.

  7. June 5, 2017

    How many Dominicans living and working in the U.S dependent upon their jobs? Where do most of the tourists coming to Dominica come from, including Cruise Ships?

    They come to America for jobs and work, and depend on the tourism for money, and yet, Trump who is trying to protect the jobs they have is now the boogeyman.

    Ask Skerritt to petition Putin and China to take more Dominicans in for jobs since he cannot depend on his northern neighbor for handouts. Tell the Dominicans who left in the diaspora who work in the United States and sends money back that his northern neighbor cannot be dependent upon (for jobs), because that is what the Paris Agreement is really about – protecting jobs.

  8. Laplaine Observer
    June 5, 2017

    First of all, one cannot take anything Trump says as an indication of the overall US policy towards the world. Trump is a climate denier, so if you want to establish relations with Putin, say that but don’t blame Trump’s reckless action for what you intends to do. You and Putin have one thing in common, “persecute political Opponents.”

  9. little yout
    June 4, 2017

    Trump is just brilliant, there’s a new world leader, it’s not business as usual. Trump has a business approach to governance every leader should take note. America contributes 1 billion dollars while China, India and others contributes zero dollars? he puts America first. that’s making America GREAT again and if skerrit is not with us he ie against us. you will have to take your children to Russia.

  10. dj
    June 4, 2017

    WOOOOOWW!!!!

    SO my7 prime minister say it is a lesson? how can he possibly think that because of this withdrawal that the northern regions no longer will offer aid to the caribbean? why do people reallky think that the paris climate accord had anything to do wqith civil issues or even people for that matter??

    people have to be seriously blind or seriouslu crazy to even think that this accord benifited the caribbean in any way shape or form, the climate accord is a deal between china, india and the u.s that u.n will apply amendments and taxes towrds countries who donot comply with carbon emision laws laid out by the m, now the trick is that the most high producing carbon countries get to keep there plants on and keep going on , but the countries who have more money anf dpower must submit theirs qnd close all their plants, in order to level them out…

  11. Dominca Massive
    June 4, 2017

    It seems to me whatever the US does is right and anyone who says otherwise is doom to failure, America is a lamb like beast and it has its position in the world but time will tell

  12. Prolific
    June 4, 2017

    Sitting before an audience is a lesson on it’s own. Mr. PM you did that beautifully, You look relaxed, attentive and in control. If they know you couldn’t have done it, they would never have invite you. Plenty applaud with no fine to pay. To the youngsters, the sky is the limit and don’t let anybody bribe or keep you down. You was asked to be born.

  13. June 4, 2017

    Ha Ha Ha…You fools…Run to Russia..Run to China…Run to America…Keep to yourself still won’t cut it…
    To depend on man ( all over the globe ) is like having a broken tooth or what we would call today a bad tooth. And I need tell you guys what it’s like to have a bad tooth, we all have experienced it at some point in time.
    Thus saith JEHOVAH : HE is the vine and we are the branches. We have got to abide in HIM to make it through in life. Outside of HIM we are doomed…Continue to push HIM aside and depend on your selves and other men like you and you can rest assured that the out come will be nice…it’s only a matter of time…
    Have a nice day…

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  15. June 3, 2017

    Most posts here are clearly ignorant of the facts. Russia and China could care less about Dominica. They care about a single UN vote. Russia to hit back on US influence in Europe, China to not recognize the democratic country of Taiwan. If Dominica wants to buddy up to Russia, China and Chavez/Madurro wreck of a country, feel free. In terms of Paris Accord, it was a single fiat decision by the disaster called Obama. He could not get his own party to get a treaty done so he just declared it. Trump can reverse easily because it is not law. And the only thing it does is transfer wealth from the US taxpayer to 3rd world corrupt countries. When the rest of the world gives up everything the US invented over the last 100 years (while emitting carbon) then come talk to the US. Otherwise, we are tired of the despots and tinpots and corrupt dictators plotting to take out the greatest country in the last 1000 years.

  16. truth , shall set you free
    June 3, 2017

    Skerit is looking for a place to run and hide when they ready for him, and he doesn’t worry what hot water he put dominicans through, God’s people”’ I hope you are taking note, Putin just passed a law in russia, That christians cannot witness in the open, Or if someone comes to your home as a christian you cannot try to get them converted, You will be persecuted, ,So skerit ? now russia join?, So now is venesuella, Russia ,China, Cuba, Moroccoa, Lybia, Malaysia, , All communist , Children of God, Did’nt your bible tell you communist is anti christ?

  17. Donald_Trump_IQ_156
    June 3, 2017

    Skerrit embarrasing Dominica look putin backing trump
    Putin Backs Trump on Climate Decision
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/putin-backs-trump-on-climate-decision-1496419859

    Russian officials and executives have curbed their hopes for a major breakthrough in U.S.-Russia relations, such as a removal of sanctions. But Mr. Putin used the forum to make a pitch for reviving business ties between the U.S. and Russia. Siding with RUssia will not save you from America :mrgreen:

  18. Looking in
    June 3, 2017

    Trump has no clue what he is doing or what being the US President is all about. Skerrit is just as bad. For Skerrit to agree with what trump is doing shows he doesn’t give a rats a$$ about anybody. Probably he should denounce the citizenship of his family from the US. Just a bunch of idiots.

  19. motorhead
    June 3, 2017

    Probably a little unfair on Canada. And perhaps the 49% of Americans who did not vote for Trump. And before you paint too perfect a picture, please remember that, Crimea, Chechnya, and Tibet are not exactly great examples of how to behave. But the bit I think is rather odd is that you see African nations as partners. These are your roots, man. Could it be because many of those nations don’t have any money to give you ?

  20. Donald_Trump_IQ_156
    June 3, 2017

    Education
    Explained: The Paris Climate Agreement Scam :-P
    https://youtu.be/cVOOMyYde0c

  21. Blah
    June 3, 2017

    As though his children are citizens of the same “northern regions” he referring to? lol mr on another level of bold face idiosyncrasy you know…

  22. Marcus Hill
    June 3, 2017

    This man is dabbling in international political relations that he is ill-equipped to deal with.

  23. MWEN
    June 3, 2017

    Skerrit, that is the exat same path that Cuba took after their revolution. The rest is history. Do we really want to take that path?

  24. June 3, 2017

    We have bigger fish to fry than agree or disagree with what the US/Trump does. then, again, each is entitled to his/her opinion.

  25. One Love
    June 2, 2017

    Trump/white house pulled out… America as a whole didn’t.. many state governments and large private companies are keeping with it. But our PM is just an echo of what Germany’s PM said… but Germany and Dominica have two very different relationships with the US.

  26. The Attack Dog
    June 2, 2017

    Dominicans, please put partisan politics and open all you eyes to see that PM Skerrit is just being used as an attack dog for the Russian and we will one day pay a heavy price for our stupidity. When the UN placed Sanction on Iran, it is alleged that the Iranians through people like Aliereza Monfared and others, were able to use Skerrit to violate oil sanctions, by registering ships in Dominica and had them sailing from Greece with Dominica flag. As we speak Raza Zarrab, one of the leading conspirators in the Iran Oil sanction is jailed in the US with no bail and I would not be surprised to hear some breaking news about Dominica. In December the US put some Sanctions on Russia that is affecting them and here is Skerrit again taking the Russians bait to come and talk his nonsense against the US and his crap about Caribbean islands and Russia working on visa free. We laughing and taking it as a joke but it not because if we are not careful Skerrit will put us in trouble if he hasn’t.

  27. Prophet
    June 2, 2017

    The prophecies in Ezekiel 38 are unfolding. God Himself is setting up the most powerful object lesson the world has ever seen since Pharoah and his army were drowned in the Red Sea…let our nation not be judged and found “guilty by association”…there shall be no unholy alliances forged! AMEN.

  28. Fun&Frolic
    June 2, 2017

    Since the Caribbean countries are all infants and need others to take care of them, let them now go suck on the Chinese tits, let’s see how long the Chinese will let them latch on! And don’t forget to let the Chinese burp y’all before they put you to dohdoh.

  29. I'M NOT A PRIME MISTAKE!!!
    June 2, 2017

    This illegal rogue Frenchman prime mistake really do not have a clue about world events, all he seems to care about is what he can beg! Here it is he’s supposed to be addressing an event far from the issue of Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris accord, but his bad habit of flattery beggarism lips can’t be controlled! All he sees from Trump’s withdrawal is benefits being lost when in fact the issue of Trump has only to do with climate change and global warming. Whilst he’s trying to flatter Putin, Putin himself is saying that he does not blame Trump. He this dumb prime mistake is asking for visa free travel and the only reason I can think of,is to sell more passports as people of Dominica don’t travel to Russia.I’m more convinced that this trip is all about rogue dealings!!!

  30. Justice
    June 2, 2017

    I see nothing wrong with Skerrit criticizing Trump’ s decision to pull out of the Parris accord. Democrats, Republicans and many states are also disappointed with trump’s decision. In every situation everyone has the right to be for or against.

    • The Attack Dog
      June 2, 2017

      @justice, don’t be fooled about everybody having a right to be for or against Paris Accord because that’s not what Skerrit is in Russia for. If it were about Paris accord as you believe, then tell me what visa free for Caribbean and Russian nationals have to do with Paris Accord? The fact of the matter is, Russia is under severe sanctions from the US and just as we saw when sanction was placed on Iran, Monfared and others were able to use Skerrit to violate oil sanction, so to Russia is using that same Skerrit to threaten the US with Caribbean and Russia working on visa free arrangement. Those of you that seem to know about justice but continue to justify Skerrit’s actions, will one day cause Dominica to pay a very high price for his nonsense

    • There is nothing wrong with Roosevelt critiquing Donald Trump; what is wrong is the nonsense Skerrit spoke! His mind is so corrupt, so hungry for money he believes the Paris Accord is about handing free money to people like him to fill his pocket.

      I quote Roosevelt Skerrit:

      “Accord is an important lesson and countries in the Caribbean can no longer rely on countries from the “northern region” for assistance.”(Roosevelt Skerrit).

      For your education Justice, the following is a brief on what the Paris Accord is all about, that is one of Obama last accomplishment prior to him ending his tenure as President of the United States. That is public information, if Roosevelt was informed he would not have spoken the nonsense as in the quote above.

      “World leaders from 175 countries signed the historic Paris climate accord Friday, using Earth Day as a backdrop for the ceremonial inking of a long-fought deal that aims to slow the rise of harmful greenhouse gases.”
      “We are in a…

    • Continue:

      “We are in a race against time.” U.N. secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the gathering at the United Nations headquarters in New York. “The era of consumption without consequences is over.”

      “The poor and most vulnerable must not suffer further from a problem they did not create,” Ban added.

      U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry signed the document while holding his young granddaughter. She was one of 197 children at the event to represent the parties that adopted the agreement, Ban said.

      “These young people are our future. Our covenant is with them,” Ban said. “Today is a day for our children and grandchildren and all generations to come.”

      The non-binding treaty, approved in Paris in December after years of U.N. climate negotiations, aims to slow the rise of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, blamed for putting Earth on a dangerous warming path.

  31. June 2, 2017

    When Cuba was seeking self determination, the only people in their corner was the Soviet Union/ Russia, out of that alliance vast numbers of Dominicans, and other caribbean island students benefited tremendously, making them nation builders of today. History is rooted in the present, have we receive anything tangible from the USA? China built a Stadium, you have a Dominican woman in the aristocracy of England, has her position transferred into anything beneficial for the island? where is your sense of history, of kwoledge? with all the media outlets in Dominica, are you willing to stay in darkness having your mind clouded to the facts?, when one reads, they are able to articulate and decipher, the white man says that if you want to hide something from a black man, put it in a book, the women are different, they seemed to be the ones making strides. History will condemn the people of DA, if they are not willing to lift themselves from their present intellectual slumber. RISE UP DA. Bob

    • Claude Henderson
      June 3, 2017

      Senor Denis
      I respect the way you think and it is the truth i speak for me Claude Henderson
      The Caribbean countries have to look futher than only US.
      Try and share your culture between the spanish,dutch and English speaking countries .
      There is a lot outside there that have to be dicoveredso try and discover them more
      and do not let the media make you one sided

    • FORKIT
      June 3, 2017

      so mr bob, we supposed to be always in begging mode. i thought a nation should be self reliant. why should usa give us anything, or china or russia..
      if the leaders were no so corrupt in these small island states we would be made or transformed into a real paradise…

    • June 3, 2017

      What Dominica has gotten out of the U.S. is the opportunity to have a prosperous diaspora. You can praise the Castro regime all you want, but there’s a good reason you’ll find countless Dominicans in St. Thomas and Miami and New York and none in Havana.

    • winston warrington
      June 3, 2017

      It would be better if your opinion were supported by facts. Cuba’s relationship with the US goes way back to the Spanish-American War in the late 19th century. Cuba received it’s Independence from Spain assisted by the US during that War. That relationship soured after the Castro Revolution and that’s when the USSR (not Russia) stepped in.

    • Siberia or Chernobyl... Choose One
      June 3, 2017

      it was the UWP Government which took the bold decision to sign diplomatic relations with Cuba :wink: And who did for Russia?

    • June 3, 2017

      Bob, are you really this stupid? Self determination? Yes the Batista government was corrupt, so your boy Castro and friends killed another 10K plus and have ruined that country? Have you been to Cuba? I have. Dominica is much nicer. And for all of the “stuff” China has built, do you understand the economics behind that? And for Chavez/Madurro alliance, do you understand what they have done to their country? The US sends hundreds of people a year to Dominica to volunteer, visit (with their disposable incomes i.e. tourists), protect the ENTIRE Carribean from drug cartels, communists (i.e. Granada) and a host of other baddies. Your in fantasy land if you think Russia and China gives a toot about Dominica. The difference is that the US and UK have policies that encourage capitalistic sustained growth, not socialist handouts that are never ending (see GDP growth of France vs UK and unemployment). The real issue with Dominica is its size.

    • June 5, 2017

      Bob I guess you are referring to the Dominican woman in the aristocracy of England as Scotland , what is her position since she got down graded, we never got to know how much funds she raised for Ericka. A large number of Dominicans refuses to lift themselves out of their situations they resist change.

  32. Stemcell
    June 2, 2017

    Good thing Russia is not a northern country :)

    • Anomymous
      June 2, 2017

      Hahahha that is a good one! Latitude Toronto 43.65 North, St. Peterburg 59.93 North. A good thing Skerrit knows a lot of us don’t think or check the facts. He knows we are like comrade Stalin’s chicken.

    • Siberia or Chernobyl... Choose One
      June 3, 2017

      yes Russia is in Nortern hemisphere… whether it is northern Europe or northern Asia or northern EURASIA. Russia is in the northen region. Just look at your world map. it is not in the tropics/ equator regions or the couth but sure in the north :lol: :lol: :lol:

      • Siberia or Chernobyl... Choose One
        June 3, 2017

        South

  33. Dorothy John Baptiste
    June 2, 2017

    That Roosevelt is going to get Dominica in so much trouble!

    • Plz
      June 2, 2017

      You afraid of massa?

    • Paul
      June 2, 2017

      Watch these words bounce right back in your back yard. Be careful what you otter.

    • Looking in
      June 3, 2017

      That’s exactly what he is doing..because he knows his days in office as Dominica Prime Minister are numbered. He’s just making things real difficult for whoever comes into office next general election. Sad but true, and Dominicans are just there like abebehs taking it in and shouting,,,i love my pm. sot.

  34. Hendricks ismael
    June 2, 2017

    Franisco what I see every day is anger on both sides , people who have failed at life are always ignorant . No one should wait on government to create jobs for them. There a very few people on DNO who are smart telling us how to create jobs . All it looks like we are brainless fighting a civil war we cannot win. It’s about time the smart people take over and we follow them. Imagine if Dr skerritt did not think where would we be today . We would be driving on the road the British build. How much income tax do we pay in dominica , is that enough to run the country , if you people don’t want to sell passport build the factories and pay the taxes to run the country .

    • %
      June 2, 2017

      Instead of taking the CBI money to but votes,he should be providing the enviromnent, for lazy you to get a job…You cant just stretch your hand,and believe that things are good.
      SKERRIT MUST GO!
      SKERRIT MUST GO!
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!

    • Papa Dom
      June 3, 2017

      I cannot believe that a person with a brain could write such garbage but then again Americans voted for Donald trump

    • ” No one should wait on government to create jobs for them. There a very few people on DNO who are smart telling us how to create jobs.”

      Hendricks you are correct!

      Nevertheless, until the more educated; and in particular the academically educated realize, the purpose of being academically educated is not to become dependent on the government for a job, but rather use their Skills, and training to developed industries, the status quo will forever remain the same in our country!

      Everybody in Dominica, wants a Ph. D., so that they can be called doctor, but what about getting a doctorate in chemistry, and go into R&D (research and development), which may lead to some cure for a disease, hence a pharmaceutical industry can be developed in Dominica providing employment.

      There are no theories which states an appliance, motor vehicle, or electronics, or electrical industry cannot be developed in Dominica, the same as in the United States and Canada. The government creates the…

    • The government Ismael, creates the dependency: And by the way it is an insult to me when to refer to Roosevelt Skerrit as Dr. Skerrit!

      There is no Dr. Skerrit; degrees are earned not bought from a non accredited university in Punjab India. And finally: “Imagine if Dr Skerrit did not think where would we be today.” Roosevelt Skerrit did not think anything! The sale of Dominica passports has set the country backwards, because that will eventually come to an end. Right now most of the passports sold are to criminals!

      There are few people like the sales men and women benefiting from the sale, but how many jobs has that created for the ordinary man?

    • Finally:

      “There a very few people on DNO who are smart telling us how to create jobs.”(Ismael).

      If you look forward to getting information from someone on DNO, in regards to creating jobs, you will be waiting till-neve- ever! You see Ismael people are born with their mind as clean as a slate, we learn, and develop ideas.

      No matter the business, the industry, the invention you find on the planet, the concept was conceived, and developed in the mind of a single individual, even an illiterate person has the ability to think of something. Here is an example, the idea of the Internet conceived in the mind of someone at a university in Los Angeles near where I live.. The search engines pertaining to the Internet, came out of the mind of guy from Barbados, in a university in Canada.

      He did not paten it, hence, someone else did, and made billions off his Intellectual Property; her is still broke! Food for thought!

    • done&done
      June 4, 2017

      @ Hendricks – “people who have failed at life are always ignorant . No one should wait on government to create jobs for them.” Where did you pull that one from pappy? I’d like to see what your explanation is for that statement. My advice to you is, use a fake name; because most of us know who Hendricks Ismael is.

      How could you say that a person (s) who has “failed at life is always ignorant?” I don’t understand, nuh! Ignorance is a broad topic, since each individual is ignorant of something. :twisted:

      • done&done
        June 5, 2017

        DNO, you forgot to release my above comment. Why is it that you always put me on hold? What’s wrong with my response to Mr. Hendicks comment? Eh?

    • June 5, 2017

      Hendricks Ismael I’m glad I paid attention in school and I know to be a DOCTOR one have to first go to school then study for sometimes up to 6 years to get a doctorate, so tell us where and when did Skerrit obtained that doctorate degree, you see folks like you don’t think with the senses that was bestowed to you by the almighty it has been watered down to your brand of nonsense . Dominicans are hard working people all they want are jobs, and if Skerrit just stop giving his supporters the monies that he have access to and turn it to at least building 2 good plant my people will make it, hand out is just not the answer one gets some money today in two days it’s finish then another hand out when will it end.

  35. %
    June 2, 2017

    SKERRIT CLEARLY DID NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOIUT!!!
    Skerrit you are only puffing off hot air, but have not even understood why America withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord.. Why couldn’t you send someone who understands what climate change is, to speak on the issue? You are ALL OVER THE MAP brother., but you are very deficient on the substantive matter. I GRADE YOU 2/10. VERY POOR!! OMG! What a shame!. Even if your cabinet consists largely of clowns, but you have a few labourites who have a better handle of the subject than you are. USE THEM NAH! SHAMEFUL. Other Caribbean leaders must be laughing !! That is the kind of leader we Dominicans have in 2017..
    You all are lucky as he was on a fun and frolic of his own he did not mention BRIBERY and TREATING too!
    EXTREMELY POOR PRESENTATION!
    SKERRIT MUST GO!
    SKERRIT MUST GO!!
    SKERRIT MUST GO!!

    • The Darkness
      June 2, 2017

      Did you understand though?

      America pulling out from something they are causing? I would have condemned them too.

      Skerrit did good for once… and this comes from someone who does not believe in any politician be they red, green or blue…

      You are just interested in blasting Skerrit… That kind of thinking is not positive.

      When someone does good, say they did… If you don’t, all the bad you speak is all you will be known for… full of hot air, nothing to serious.

      When you are blasting either leader, stop and think… what would the other one have done?

      Again… I don’t support any party nor do i care about their well or bad being…

    • Great
      June 2, 2017

      % have you just resurrected from your hole! As you stated, Caribbean leaders are ? laughing, really,! Now name ?one Caribbean leader, who has sided with you or come to your defense? When are you going to learn. Don’t you know by now which battle to fight! I also like your lyrics ?? They really came to pass, Skeritte must go to Russia, Skeritte must go and address the Economy Forum ??Lastly Lennox Linton MUST pay, ⏱£ £ £ % @$ $ $.

    • just saying
      June 2, 2017

      Skerritt never spoke about why Trump pulled out of the Paris Agreement. You seem to lack basic comprehension skills. Pity you. Wha he spoke of is the vulnerability of developing countries dependent on The use and the likes there of. OK. I am offering you free reading & comprehension classes.

    • Man bites Dogs
      June 3, 2017

      @% Above: I am not the sharpest tool in the box, But you % have got poo poo in your brainless box, I am open for learning like most of us do. % you are a sick Parrot that keeps on saying the same things over and over again bloody idiot.

    • Just Passing Through
      June 3, 2017

      % I am still trying to figure out what exactly you said in your post.

    • Mit
      June 3, 2017

      That’s the reason why he is the PM and you are not %, because you are gutter Minded. Give us a synopsis of how you intend to lead in the 21st century. If you feel you are justified in using criticism as your only weapon, you will only attract the desgrunted like yourself.

    • ben cyan
      June 5, 2017

      You my friend just used words and do not know what they mean, please tell us if you really understand, what Climate Change Is ? and if you want to use those three letter slogan take off the blind fold.

  36. June 2, 2017

    So the Northern Region is not providing Financial Assistance to the Caribbean — so you find best place to to voice your opinion is on the “World Stage in Russia”

    Was this in writing “that the Northern Region” refused to aid Countries in the Caribbean?

    Russia is being scrutinized by the FBI — allegedly for their involvement in 2016 Elections……but there you are on “Russia’s Stage” —

    Wonder who is putting Dominica on the Map? — like you recently uttered — “they are destroying the image of the Country” — it’s not they —- it’s You….

    • June 3, 2017

      There you go with your colonial and slavish mentality. You need to educate yourself.

    • Shat Mamaw
      June 3, 2017

      What can fbi do to Russia??? are you aware that russia is an independent state? They dont need them never did.

    • June 5, 2017

      Dominicans the voting legislation that Skerrit tried to pass on you without discussing it with the public came under attack and of cause he blamed everyone who stood up he had to back down regardless of the explanation he used, well a lining himself with Russia he sees it as a way out because they interfered in the 2016 election in the USA why not in Dominica he must try to find a way to stay in power, plus we don’t have the technology needed to defend ourselves Skerrit will be the only winner

  37. Hendricks ismael
    June 2, 2017

    Franisco you have not given not one single advice to any Dominican about solving our economic problems in the nature island . You run your big useless mouth by comming up empty . I know that you are intelligent say some thing to educate us. I don’t care what party you follow , we are a small island nation and we can use your help. Help us set up a model like the Singapore model. Your mind is very narrow I want you to take a deep breath and think before you open your big mouth . When last were you in Wesley . The pm needs all the help he can get from us , he listens to his people , he is a kind man who loves his people and county. He is every where begging because there are to many lazy people in the land who will not think and create the jobs .

  38. Shaka Zulu
    June 2, 2017

    History has a nasty way of repeating itself. Why can’t we depend on ourselves to chart a path forward. This is the era of dependency during the skerrit regime. The Paris Accord is voluntary and there are no consequences for not enacting any of the agreements. Countries like Dominica like the agreement because it was supposed to be a revenue stream for thier dirty politics. I do not agree with Trump’s decision because it is dumb and baseless, however skerrit is looking for an excuse to mingle with the likes of ghadaffi, Putin, Chavez etc Al. Pretty soon he will go to North Korea. This guy does not understand we are pawn in the game of global dominance and influence. Or probably he does and just does not have the balls to come out of the dictator closet. Perfect excuse to now go all out with China and Russia. Trump is a test to American gov system. Putin and China are bad news for Dominican people. States in us will keep fight against Trump nationalism.

    • June 3, 2017

      Every country looks out for its own interest, so what are you babbling about. You seem to be stuck in the cold war era where socialism was demonized by the US as they tried impose their ideology on the world. The US has the world banking industry in a strangle hold forcing countries to adhere to their banking laws under the guise of money laundering. The US is the biggest beneficiary of money laundering yet it continues to blacklist other countries suspected of money laundering. China and Russia are old civilizations much older than the US , but with a much less bullying attitude.

    • Emile Dominique
      June 3, 2017

      Skeritt was not the only one in Russia. There were 5,000 people including 1,000 Americans. This was not a meeting on climate change. A climate change meeting would be held by the U N. The Paris accord is a U N non binding agreement.

      • Emile Dominique
        June 3, 2017

        We have had students who studied in Russia, China and Cuba with no negative feedbacks. We had one student who return home from America and told farmers to cut down bananas and plant pepers instead…..talk about negative feedback. He was very successful in leading farmers to destroy the banana industry.

  39. June 2, 2017

    I agree with you PM. While we have to look out for our island as a unit, we should not be selfish when it comes to such an issue. Climate change is real and it affects us all.

    • Spike
      June 3, 2017

      Of course. And there are drastic changes in ambient conditions between day and night and between high tide and low tide. Once you learn these simple cycles, along come the sunspot cycle and the Milankovitch cycles (the wobble of Earth’s orbit) to complicate matters. None of these are runaway trends. Humans have a hand in all of them, though all of them have occurred since before humans, and there is no scientific way to know if what is happening is because of mankind or despite mankind, as there is no uninhabited test Earth to compare against. Now, how does it help anything to have UN bureaucrats bleed the US and send loot to Third World countries, which may or may not use it in environmentally healthy ways rather than just build up their armies? And why is Mr. Trump such an ogre for resisting this attempt to bully him into crippling his country?

    • June 3, 2017

      Yes Paul! Don’t forget these things are also real too!

      1) We are spinning around on earth at 1000 miles an hour – ump up and we land back on the same place;
      2) We came from monkeys – however no monkeys can speak and play chess :)
      3) The earth is round. But as we speak now, people ‘down under’ are standing in the same direction as us;
      4) Was mankind responsible for the so-called ‘ice age’?
      5) If global warming is a thing, why is it that all the ‘planets’ discovered by NASA are so cold!!!!!
      6) We have a machine on Mars which we control via radio waves, but struggle to get the earth all wired up for communications.

      Basically Paul, we have been fed bu*****t all our lives and global warming is really just the icing on the cake.

      Grow up and stop being a fool. Think outside your mind-control mantle.

  40. June 2, 2017

    When one hates, he tend not to see , hear ,think or look right. Can some one honestly tell me what is wrong with the prime ministers statement? the level of mis-education and mis- information is playing havoc with the intelligence of Dominicans, i’m praying that some sane thinking Dominicans would come to the fore front, to wipe away the high level of ignorance existing presently. We presently live on captured land, are our minds also captured? history of the past is rooted in the present, it seems that education in Dominica, has left a lot to be desired.A sister from a prominent family in DA, we were participating members in one of DA associating chapters, she told me one day, that she never knew that BLACK PEOPLE published so many books, now she attended an all girls high school in DA, i could not think but wonder. DA needs all the help it can get, none will be coming from the northern states, they are all looking within, if you know what i mean.wash away your ignorance DA.Bob…

    • Papa Dom
      June 3, 2017

      Right from the very start you being foolish. Hate? Why do you fools accuse people of hate simply because they refuse to sit silently and accept the nonsense which skerritt does? This constant accusation of hate is dividing the country and creating a breading ground for violence. Skerritt condemn a whole of countries based on the action of 1 man. I believe that this guy should seek the approval of the country before he goes about speaking on our behalf. This is a man who marries a woman to get American citizenship, has his children born there, has property there and banks there now tell us that America is not our friend, how hypocritical! And to correct you the present is rooted in the past history, not the other way round but that doesn’t seem to apply to Dominica because we still have skerritt as the leader of the country.

    • %
      June 3, 2017

      You are right. “When one hates, he tends not to see, hear, think or look right”…This is the epithet of this PM, WE HAVE STEERING OUR SHIP…Remember he told fools like you whenever you see UWPites in their cars, at the cemetery burying their loved ones, in the plane or supermarket, call them TRAITOR? Did you condemn this piece of HATRED? Are you deliberately trying to fool the people? What about telling its people GO TO HELL 3 times? Isn’t that extreme hatred? What about falsely trying to implicate someone in a coup, that seem to have been executed by a stalled truck with some speakers? Are you educated at all, or are you WICKED?
      I see you as a morally deficient HYPOCRITE and SOO TEE WER…Skerrit has done enough to lose the support of ALL right thinking Dominicans, that’s why what you have written as one of his acolytes makes a level headed Dominican cringe!
      SKERRIT MUST GO!
      SKERRIT MUST GO!
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!

  41. XXOO
    June 2, 2017

    Skerrit is a confused man….His son has a Russian name’Dimitri’ but his children were bought in that US…

  42. June 2, 2017

    Skerrit is like a little fish in a big pond :-D :-D

    • Do you want me.4 ur leader
      June 5, 2017

      You mean a titiwee mixing with sharks & whales? RU saying he is not even a dolphin size?lol
      No wonder we are screwed.

    • done&done
      June 5, 2017

      A sprat swimming with whales? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Soon he’ll get eaten up eh! :lol: :lol: boy all you killing tan..

  43. June 2, 2017

    skerrit should just take a walk down any russian street and see how the people of russia treat him as a black man.

    • Driver
      June 4, 2017

      Black people have escaped from US to Russia. Ask DuBois?

  44. done&done
    June 2, 2017

    The US has its eyes on you . Their agents are already in Dominica noting every move you make, and word you speak. EVERY MOVE YOU MAKE, EVERY BOND YOU BREAK, EVERY SINGLE DAY I’LL BE WATCHING YOU -The Police

    • Dominican
      June 2, 2017

      Hahahaha :lol: :lol: you really done&done true to your name. And tell me what they US going to do with their eyes on him? You better get a good leader to put skerrit out eh cuz the one you have cant do it and don’t even look to Trump to do it cuz he is not interested in little fish like skerrit stupes. Its been 20 years since the “USA got their eyes on him” Wake up

      • done&done
        June 2, 2017

        Thanks for your assumption. You call name, I didn’t call no name. The Cap size is extra Large. Did It fit you or your clown friend? :twisted:

    • Roseau River
      June 2, 2017

      Foolishness

    • Claude Henderson
      June 3, 2017

      How long are you going to live being scared with what or who the US is watching .Did their watching around the world helped any one .It only destroyed this world and now we all are scared for what the so called American made terrorist can do .If they didn,t go our was not watching as you put it this world would be better off .My dear friend when are going to try and live in harmony with each other Cuando ?

    • Ras
      June 4, 2017

      The same and more must have been said by you and your colleagues when Skerrit established relations with The People’s Republic of China! Your head must have been in the sand when Trump told Americans that it would be “nice ” if the US could improve relations with Russia! Let’s wait and see the fruits of Skerrit’s new, bold initiative

  45. Roch
    June 2, 2017

    Trump is looking out for his people. Kick starting the coal industry that is on the brick of death. What about our banana industry that he let die, or the coconut pill and soap that is almost dead. Tell skerrit mines in the US will be working. Skerrit give the farmer back there job.

  46. UDOHREADYET
    June 2, 2017

    Skeritt is a forward thinker!
    luckily Dominica has established relationships with other countries.
    this is a step forward unlike previous governments and wanna be governments who blindly gave loyalty to the US at the expense of complete stand still in progress and development!

    thumbs UP!

    • %
      June 2, 2017

      Skerrit is a forward thinker? You mean the leader of a government that want to legalize treating and bribing is forward thinking? Or is it cheating?. Why cant he provide you with a job? Why is it THAT he cannot win an election fairly? The MIGHTY USA is focused on everything happening in Dominica. It’s just a matter of time.
      SKERRIT MUST GO!
      SKERRIT MUST GO!!
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!

      • Kusbi
        June 4, 2017

        Government don’t produce jobs they build infrastructure and business men create opportunities that turn into jobs

    • June 3, 2017

      Not sure I agree with forward thinking on Skerrit. Small 70K country. Forward thinking would be to put all of the EC countries together with much larger population ~ 2MM and then remove 30% or more of civil service, buying power of country would be stronger, national defense, police, courts, etc… This would be forward thinking. Continuing to rely on handouts from Europe, US, China, etc.. will never pay off. Dominica and other small countries (unless provide massive existing GDP – think Switzerland, Luxemburg, etc.. ) will always have a hard time.

    • June 5, 2017

      I know my people are not thinking and only hungry men in power would be appealing to Russia Skerrit is just that type of person and by the looks of things Russia and Dominica will be engaged.

  47. Can't laugh too serious to.
    June 2, 2017

    Speaking during a panel discussion at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum now taking place in Russia, Skerrit said the region must now define a new path of integration.
    “We just witnessed the decision by the United States to move away from the Paris Accord,” he stated. “And I think this is a very important lesson for us in the Caribbean, Latin America and of course Russia, that we need to now define our own process of integration and working together.
    He said certain regions cannot be depended on for assistance.
    “No longer can we rely can we rely on certain northern regions to assure us of a better way of life for our citizens,” he stated.
    Is this your justification for finding/creating interlocking puzzle pieces to fool the gullible, new ways to continue ur corruption Medard? Your former regime took power in1980.That period in .DA was complex & corrupt too but more cerebral. urs is beyond stupid which concurs the population is wanting in interlect
    or plain bias.

    • %
      June 2, 2017

      I still believe that there are many intellects, but almost all are GREEDY…Skerrit knows that , and that’s why so many OF THESE INTELLECTS are quiet, and are just looking at the country plunging down a precipice.
      SKERRIT MUST GO!
      SKERRIT MUST GO!!
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!!

  48. “Accord is an important lesson and countries in the Caribbean can no longer rely on countries from the “northern region” for assistance.” (Dr. Punjab Roosevelt Skerrit).

    I wonder when is this man, this illustrious incompetent Dominica corrupted dictator, is going to learn to think and analyze what he is about to spew out of his ignorant corrupted mind before he does it!

    The issue is Donald Trump withdrawing from the Paris Accord, we who live in the United States, are aware, that Trump is on a quest to reverse, and destroy everything Obama accomplished, including the Affordable Health Care Act. People are talking about Climate Change. The earth is heating up.

    And here is Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit siting there talking nonsense about “the Caribbean can no longer rely on countries from the “northern region” for assistance.”

    How stupid is that? Its like two people talking about an overflowing river, and one responded by taking about an UFO!

    • %
      June 2, 2017

      If you want to hear Skerrit garble foolishness, just put a microphone in front of him, and tell him to talk. OMG! I wonder if his Bajan speech writer has discarded him!
      SKERRIT MUST GO!
      SKERRIT MUST GO!
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!

      • ❤️Love ❤️ ?
        June 2, 2017

        ?Bozzö THE Clown ? ✋? stop drinking that stupid ☕️️☕️️Bush tea ☕️. As a leader, you should have a clearer foresight. ? Singing Skeritte Must Go hasn’t ? played well⚽️ ? Now see where your ? chanting sent him? ✈️⛵️?? % now use your time wisely ?? ?

    • Do you want me.
      June 2, 2017

      Lol Fet, Flight of ideas tantamount to dementia.Read mine FET above urs.

      • There is no wonder our is the poorest island in the Caribbean. All this man thinks about are handouts from dictators, such as those in Venezuela, China, and now Russia!

        Roosevelt is confused; he is a highly delusional person, and with his feeble mind he is destroying Dominica. The stupid comment that guy made will have every pundits, in the develop world, and the Caribbean looking down at him as an idiot!

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      June 3, 2017

      The grievous sins of the world, of the people heat up the world. Figure this out.

  49. Humble Farmer
    June 2, 2017

    Mr. PM, Do you really believe that the 72,000 souls that you represent want to distance themselves from the “northern region” (USA, Canada, UK, Eurozone) and move closer to Russia? Although Russia and the brutal dictatorships that it calls allies may be a good market for passport sales, it is the countries of “light” rather than the countries of “darkness” that Dominica should call friend.

  50. Tjebe fort
    June 2, 2017

    Roosevelt you are so disingenuous my boy. U.S.A, is on its own and does nor represent all of the Northern hemisphere. You are well happy to accept aid from the European Union for example, which I’m sure will continue. That same E.U. does not agree with your friend Trump. To tar all these countries with same brush as America is an injustice and wicked. I would be more impressed if you decided that from now on we are not buying U.S. goods again and action the EPA so we can get goods cheaper from Europe, that has helped us so much already. You are just an opportunist brother, that’s all.

  51. zandoli
    June 2, 2017

    Despite not wanting to rely on the US, Skerrit has no trouble sending his wife to the US to give birth. Anybody want to bet where she will go to have another baby?

    • Me
      June 2, 2017

      Not only that , he made sure his two children are U.S. citizens. The man speaks with a forked tongue and is two-faced.

    • Do you want me.4 ur leader
      June 2, 2017

      Lol Does he Skerrit know the gran fere is in the Bx NY .It is thru his gran fere he have his green card lol hahahhahahahhahahahha look roro. These guys lack ethics in more ways than one. A lot of cross pollination going on.

  52. Eagle-Eyed
    June 2, 2017

    Americans must be the stupedist of stupid people in the world to elect such a dumb, selfish ego-maniac as their president. If other nations stop buying American Products the penny will finally drop and we can sit back and see how quickly they kick this idiot out of office (impeach Trump). :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    • June 2, 2017

      you are doing the same by electing skeritt

      • MWEN
        June 3, 2017

        If America limit the remitence that their citizens send to Dominica we how Dominicans starve to death. But they are criticizing America.

    • One Love
      June 2, 2017

      Only about 1/4 of americans voted for trump…just keep that in mind.

    • %
      June 3, 2017

      @Eagle—Eyed So where would you place Dominicans for electing Skerrit?..Well maybe you will say to me that IMPORTED VOTES,have him as PM,but Trump is miles ahead of Skerrit in everything to do with governance.
      SKERRIT MUST GO!
      SKERRIT MUST GO!
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!

    • June 3, 2017

      Please don’t talk about Hillary like this. She did not win. This really hurts her feelings more.

  53. derp
    June 2, 2017

    “No longer can we rely on certain northern regions to assure us of a better way of life for our citizens,” he stated.”

    Meanwhile in Dominica we have these backwards laws stifling growth and this man in the picture above doesn’t care if he really did he would abolish those laws right away!

  54. Little Boy Among​ Men
    June 2, 2017

    Skerrit is a little boy among men and he looks lost! Expect him to be used by the smart men to criticize the US for them while they stay far from trouble

  55. JOE
    June 2, 2017

    Great point PM am with you!!!!

    • Joe, once again you prove yourself to be an idiot! What does the Paris Accord have to do with Skerrit wanting free money for the North? Actually the United States of America.

      As far as I am concerned Skerrit has no idea what the Paris Accord is all about, he is simply running his silly mouth off making a fool of himself.

      it is about Climate Change, Joe, and Roosevelt Skerrit not free hands out of money which you crave, develop the country, make the nations own money, and you will not be confused about what is happening in the as of date!

      • Man bites Dogs
        June 3, 2017

        @ Francisco, When on earth will you stop acting like a silly little school girl. You are a big old man sometimes with very good points, so just relax have a glass of wine on till papa God knock on your door.

    • John Jay
      June 2, 2017

      You him but yet he is getting the American naturalized voters to keep him in power. Hope they are listening and reading.

    • %
      June 2, 2017

      Joe you boast of being a university graduate.I refer to you as a university idiot! I find you to be a very shallow,myopic and empty minded..You are nothing more than a third grader,who lacks the capacity to understand not even when a leader is dishonest…Neither you nor your PM understands climate change.Thats why he,the PM,was as empty as he was, based on what he said of course,over in Russia.
      SKERRIT MUST GO!
      SKERRIT MUST GO!
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!

  56. malabau83
    June 2, 2017

    All nations must developed their own innovative to fight global warming. They must stop relying on other nations to do it for them. This is a perfect example why they must tackle this matter head on. President Obama sign this deal without congress so any president can have it scrap.

    • Me
      June 2, 2017

      You are not realistic. Global warming does not respect borders.

  57. Donald_Trump_IQ_156
    June 2, 2017

    Mista too Ungrateful, PuTin his children born in America

  58. Ceci
    June 2, 2017

    So skerrit we must integrate with Putin and maduro and the likes right?

  59. Morehei_Ueshiba :)
    June 2, 2017

    The Paris Accords is a treaty in international law. It has 100% of the legal attributes of a treaty. If you examine the UN website all the reporting on this accord treats it as a treaty. Under the US Constitution, treaties must be ratified by the United States Senate. Obama claimed to have unilaterally ratified the treaty. He had no such power.
    The United States is not legitimately a party to this treaty. Thus, President Trump is not withdrawing from the Paris Accords. A nation must be a party to withdraw.
    President Trump is simply giving the world notice that this act of Obama acting as a dictator was not valid.
    The fact that Obama refused to send it to the Senate is all the evidence you need to know that it is an unwise treaty. If it was good for America, it could get ratified. In all of the hyperbole, the person who acted irresponsibly is the one who circumvented the Constitution and attempted to impose international control over this country all by himself. 8)

    • jam jam
      June 2, 2017

      black ppl on Obama, like labourites stuck to Skerrit…. you’ve hit the nail on the head and many will be upset, since u put Obama in ‘bad’ light… it’s because they don’t understand what this is all about… they actually think, the Paris Deal is about better air, cleaner environment lol… this is all about manufacturing, import and export and money for corporations… Trump said hell no to that deal… if Americans can’t benefit then no need for it.

    • Dante Jones
      June 2, 2017

      People giving your comment thumbs down because they can’t handle the truth. I’m willing to bet at least half of those people haven’t read any part of the documents for themselves.

    • Polaris
      June 2, 2017

      Give the author credit Ms. STX for using his work

    • Spike
      June 3, 2017

      Morehei, this is the crux of it and you are exactly right. Mr. Obama boasted that “I have a pen and a phone” and can get things done without the Congress. This is without legal basis, and anything he got done this way can get undone now that the other party has taken power. This means styling a treaty as an “accord” on runaway human-caused global warming-or-cooling, or a “deal” on the nuclear bomb for Iran. The US never ratified this treaty in the only way that the US has for ratifying treaties: TWO-THIRDS OF ITS SENATE.

    • Driver
      June 4, 2017

      If it was good it would be ratified? You follow majority rule politics?More like if my Party proposes it, it will be ratified. Do you honestly think that Congress would have ratified the Paris Agreement? Just like they allowed Obama to appoint the JUDGE.

  60. RastarMarn
    June 2, 2017

    Skerrit the “Paris Accord” is a bout Climate Change, according to the agreement it’s about dealing with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020, not about colonialism or dependency on the developed nations to take care of the others,,, Is definitely not about “No longer can we rely on certain northern regions to assure us of a better way of life for our citizens,”

    According to the latest reports you Fellows have be taunting the mantra that Climate change is the biggest issue affecting the Region so if you have anything to say concerning that should be ” Dominica as a developing economy should rethink its Stance on the concept of Climate Change” Done!!!

    And you have a Doctorate in what again???

    See this is why when people never been to school and they just get post and degrees,,,

    Looks like you go behind them Russians to bail you out man for your upcoming litigated affairs at US Court,,,

    Garçon Ouh Sort???

    • Can't laugh too serious to.
      June 2, 2017

      The Bro is disoriented Blessings would say. He is at the conference and not aware what responses are in unison with the issue. Don’t know if he is representing his Neo-DLP the gang of 4 of DFP-ites certainly he aint represetin me.

    • Calibishi Warrior
      June 2, 2017

      So because you are unable to connect the dots between Trump’s selfishness in his withdrawal from the worlds efforts to deal with climate change (including assistance to poorer countries in their efforts to mitigate the effects and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels) and the need for us in those said poorer countries to seek and find alternative solutions for these problems, you would have us think Skerrit does not know what he is about?. While you are busy calling people ‘sot ‘ you might want to spend a moment or two to think through the ramifications of unfettered global warming , what it means for us as a people and how we would deal with such an eventuality. Put yourself in the PM’s shoes for a moment , There is nothing more ‘sot’ than commenting without forethought and dealing with personalities rather than issues.

  61. The Sick Doctor
    June 2, 2017

    The smart leaders of the continue to use our PM to say and do what they avoid, knowing that our pm can easily fall into their trap. Now here is what Russian president, Mr. Putin had to say at that same conference, dealing with the same subject: https://www.google.com/amp/www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/paris-agreement-putin-trump-russia-climate-change-response-latest-news-dont-worry-be-happy-a7769326.html%3Famp

  62. Dorival John
    June 2, 2017

    Hahahahahaha.

    Hope you travel to Russia more often now eh and your madam switch her citizenship to Russian.

    All you like to diss the US but all of all you is there all you want to go.

    • Calibishi Warrior
      June 2, 2017

      so you are saying the the US is not supposed to be ‘dissed’ for that shameful act of nationalistic selfishness performed yesterday? … Seriously?

      • Fun&Frolic
        June 3, 2017

        Dissing someone for taking care of their home first is hypocritical. Charity begins at home, and we all practice it in some form or another. Any leader who does not prioritize his/her people’s needs over the needs of foreigners is no leader and deserves to be given the boot. The U.S. finally has a leader who puts his people first. Suck it up and stop whining!

      • RastarMarn
        June 3, 2017

        Garçon stop listening to them pardners by the side of the road or in them rumshop arguing yeh and go read some real news,,,

        http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/

    • Theresa Montoute
      June 3, 2017

      What idiotic statement is that. Dorival John just leave the computer or cell phone alone. Your statement makes you sound like a real moron.

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