Seawater affecting travel in Melville Hall

The sea has been invading the road in the area in recent times
The sea has been invading the road in the area in recent times

Some bus drivers are refusing to use the Marigot to Londonderry route, as the sea water near the Douglas-Charles Airport in Melville Hall is creating a risk to vehicles and residents, Parliamentary Representative of Wesley, Ezekiel Bazil has said.

The situation is that the sea has been breaching the seawall in the area for quite some time but it has worsened since the passage of Tropical Storm Erika, according to Bazil. Over the past few days, the situation has disintegrated.

“There are students who have to move from Concord, Atkinson, Marigot into the North East Comprehensive and that is a problem because some of the bus drivers have decided not to pass under this risky area,” he said. “The students sometimes have to get off the bus and walk across.”

He added, “A bypass was placed and this bypass is a misery for the road users especially for the people of the Wesley, Woodfordhill and Palm Tree area … it is a nightmare.”

Bazil stated also that in May 2015 the Minister of Public Works said monies was assigned to repair the wall and to put armour at the back of the wall, however, “From May of 2015 to January of 2016” nothing has been done.

“There has been no work from May of 2015, though he said there were $5-million aside to do that,” Bazil stated.

“People are getting fed up, it is life threatening, it is damaging the vehicles of people in the area since they see sea salt as a negative impact,” he said. “The sea water is coming over the wall with sand and stones and it is damaging people vehicles, it is a risk.”

Meanwhile, Bazil is calling on the government to address this issue urgently.

“The government need to do what it said it’s going to do by stepping in, repair the damage to the wall and they need to ensure that serious protection is placed at the back of the wall so that the sea would not be affecting the area to the extent that it is affecting it,” he said.

In January bus drivers plying that route stop services, because of that same problem.

The action has left scores of students attending the North East Comprehensive School stranded.

Those heading to work are also affected.

In January 2015 Public Works Minister, Ian Pinard said the first option to help solve the problem was to construct wave breakers behind the present seawall or divert the road.

He said the first option will cost a “huge” $25-million.

In February 2015, he said the ministry should receive the final estimate later in the week to determine the actual cost of the project, according to Pinard.

He mentioned also that necessary documents are being prepared and they should be taken to cabinet for review and a decision.

“We are definitely committed to finding a solution,” Pinard promised.

DNO will contact Pinard for a comment on the matter.

The video below taken in the area has appeared on social media.

 

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154 Comments

  1. Nashon Bellot
    February 14, 2016

    That’s global warming in full effect for you

  2. January 16, 2016

    Reading some of the comments here on DNO clearly gives an indication of why our Country finds it hard to move forward in our development process. We have a serious problem here where blasts of sea water is impeding motorist and endangering lives. However, instead of coming together as DOMINICANS to demand some action to protect the property and lives of our school children, bus drivers, tourists and other every day motorists, we come here slinging political “maypwee” about who should raise funds and who should stand on walls. Shouldn’t we be ashamed. A sudden blast of water while driving can cause a serious and potentially fatal accident. I have been hit with a sudden blast of water while driving and I can tell you it was not a nice experience. It covers your windshield and obstructs your view and can cause you to panic by pressing the brakes and sliding or swerving head on into on coming traffic. So let us keep throwing insults to solve OUR issues right???

  3. Crab and Manicou Hunter
    January 15, 2016

    I’m just an ordinary Crab and Manicou Hunter. My specialty is catching crab and manicou when they’re not looking and putting them in my bag. Then I have to dodge greedy customs officers and police too, before I can sell them back door for a profit.
    That being said, why haven’t engineers located a new route for this road? The definition of insanity is “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” It’s time to think and act boldly and with conviction. Reroute this road now!

    • Tony
      January 17, 2016

      To Crab and Manicou Hunter.

      Hello and good morning my people. Well according to you it seems to me that you are doing the same thing. Your specialty is to catch the Crab & Manicou,place it in a bag, you avoid Custon Officers and Police then you sell it for a profit. Isn’t that doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result. Maybe you should try doing it the legal way.

  4. Be Reasonable.
    January 15, 2016

    Blame the older people for not building an International Airport. Remember MAMO did not want to build one? So shut all you mouth. Skerritt is trying his best here, he made improvements soo far to what we have, you have to learn to creep first before you walk.

    Some of all you UWP people think is Skerritt that build that Airport there and that building was just placed there by Skerritt. All you just quick to blame the man for everything. Go and blame the old people who didn’t want an International Airport on Dominica in the first place.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      January 15, 2016

      You need to shut you mouth, blame the old people for what?

      When the UWP was in power, in less than the four years they held power, they commence construction on an International Airport, the Labor Party, which included Skerrit shut it down, claiming that they could build an international airport for a fraction of what Edison James and the UWP was spending to build it. The airport was costing less than four hundred million dollars.

      One of the reasons Skerrit, and his puppets claimed Dominica had no use for an International Airport was because Antigua and Barbados has one already! The blonder Skerrit made, spending more than half of a billion dollars on what you see at Melville Hall, where he spent two hundred million dollars more than what the UWP was spending to build a new airport, is doing his best, when he took advise from Ralph Gonzalez and screw up himself.

      What best is Skerrit doing? People like you need to shut up and take crap and shove it down yours and Skerrit…

      • Diaspora
        January 15, 2016

        Francisco, all you you can do is chat shit. YOU ALL OLD PEOPLE DESTROYED DOMINICA’S FUTURE. UWP COLLECTED MONIES TO BUILD AN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DURING EDDISON JAMES TIME, ASK HIM WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MONEY?

        You love Skerritt soo much, it turn you BAZZOOODI. Hush your old self and correct the sins that you all did to keep Dominica down, your tongue is like a serpent just killing my island unless you change you will live in your misery.

        Skerritt will remain in power take that in your nenen.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        January 16, 2016

        Idiot let me tell you; know your stupid place; you are so dumb, backward, and stupid, you fail to accept that an International Airport was practically under construction when Skerrit, and all the idiotic associates were in the coalition government led by the late Roosevelt Douglas, Athie Martin; Pierre Charles and company shut down the construction, and literally chase the Trinidad Contractors and Engineers who were building it out of the country!

        You so dumb the truth is poison to you. The government of Trinidad & Tobago undertook 80% the total cost of building the airport. The China government donated money, the Tiawan Government gave Dominica a loan of ten million US dollars, at an interest rate of 4%, and a grant of another ten million dollars in United States currency for free, thy did not have to pay that back.

        Rosie said that money was not enough. Ian Douglas claimed they can build an International Airport for a fraction of what the UWP was spending. They are in power…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        January 16, 2016

        They are in power for almost twenty years, yet they cannot find the soft loan with no interest Ian Douglas said they could get, then they claimed somebody in Dubai will build them an International Airport for free. You need to shut up, you are an idiot!

        The same amount of money China, and Taiwan gave to the UWP they made the same amount available to Ralph Gonzalez of St. Vincent, which he used to build Argyle International Airport, while he advised your god Skerrit that Dominica does not need an International Airport, all he need to do is refurbish the terminal, and install landing lights on the runway!

        Ask Skerrit and the Labor Party what they did with the money from Trinidad and elsewhere which the UWP left in the treasury, only Skerrit can account for that, I can tell you right now it was squandered on the yellow green and red Elephant called Douglas-Charles which Skerrit told you all is an International Airport!

        You can write in all sorts of block letters as you wish;…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        January 16, 2016

        You can write in all sorts of block letters as you wish; that only impress me that you are an uneducated idiot, you have no idea what has transpired in your country, because Skerrit has blinded fools like you; and finally, if you know I am old, I may be, but say I am also a damn rich, and academically educated old man you see!

        Don’t mess with me because I literarily; despise, ignorant, uneducated illiterate people like you in the twenty-first century, whereas education is at the feet of all who craves it!

      • Ideal
        January 16, 2016

        Diaspora you should ask the DLP what they did with the money, it was in the government treasury when the took over in 2000. Your PM Skerrit listened to his buddies in Antigua & St Vincent that we did not need an international airport. Ask them what they did with the money, not UWP.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        January 18, 2016

        Don’t even bother to ague with that four legged animal, you know the ones that bark; he/she is one who does not even know the meaning of the word Diaspora, even if his/her name is Diaspora you know. He/she proudly wrote on DNO he is going “coming home to Dominica, not as a Diaspora, but as a citizen of Dominica.”

        Why should anybody even respond, or dignify the nonsense that idiot writes, there can be a little humor in it sometimes, but when you find someone to be less than kindergarten educated the best thing to do is ignore there rubbish!

        If is one thing a smart phone, and a PC will do to an idiot is simply expose them as the idiot they are!

    • LANG MAMA
      January 15, 2016

      You are so ignorant and you certainly not afraid to display it. This is so sad. Did somebody tell this fool that there were sitting plans for an airport when the Labor/ Freedom coalition came into office. When will ignorance stop dominating our society

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        January 18, 2016

        The plans were not just sitting, the construction was actually in its first phase of development. The Secondary School in Wesley was part of the project; since they had to move it from the flight path, and relocate to where it is now erected.

        The there is a six-form college I believe was in the plan for the school, Athie Martin first order of business was to to order the builders, and contractors to omit the six, or seventh form college from it; when the contractor asks him why he want, that part of the structure omitted, Mr. Illustrious Athie, declared they (doh) want it cause there is one in Roseau already!

        The same as they did not want the International Airport built “because Antigua, and Barbados have one already.”

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

        Way to go Labor party; I do not know if the revenue generated by Antigua, and Barbados Airport goes into Dominica’s treasury, all I know is our country is bankrupt!

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        January 18, 2016

        “The there is a six-form college I believe was in the plan for the school”

        There is a six-form college I believe is in the plan for the school.

    • Floridian diaspora
      January 15, 2016

      Stupid

  5. Be Reasonable.
    January 15, 2016

    All they need to do there is to Tunnel the road there so that it won’t affect the vehicles there. Simple fix.

  6. Face the Facts
    January 15, 2016

    It looks dangerous. Through the years it got worst. Normally, I cannot recall seeing the seawater that high in Melville Hall. There is no storm. Angry sea :?:
    Many are affected by the seawater. What about travelers to and from the airport? I hope something could be done as soon as possible. It can no longer remain this way.

  7. January 15, 2016

    God will rescue his people one day

  8. January 14, 2016

    Dominica needs an international airport, we cant continue to allow money going down the drain in that place :)

  9. Peter Karam
    January 14, 2016

    Cheapest resolution to this, is an underground tunnel with lights right at the end of the runway, drive under, drive right back out ontop the other side, period simple as dat. we can use tony to dig de underground tunnel with his tongue

    • Diaspora
      January 15, 2016

      Peter you in love with Tony’s Tongue, you want to kiss him?

      • Peter Karam
        January 19, 2016

        Diaspora u see I put my name u heediaaatt, put your name if u bad let me tell u where I will put my own tongue, always hiding allyuu names bunch of cowards

    • Shameless
      January 15, 2016

      :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: lawd you killing me with the Penguin tongue ting!

      Assertive, NEVER aggressive! :twisted:

  10. Peter Karam
    January 14, 2016

    if that wall is ever increased in height, ask yourself how liat coming in at sea level will land without hitting straight into the wall, ripping off the landing wheels stripping ripping dem right off, the wall, the road must be moved period, moved get another route in the interior west of the runway go up alongside the airstrip and come back down the other side, no other way, but our smart engineers is ok I wun say more.

    • 4Q
      January 15, 2016

      Or, they could move the sea to the other side!

  11. Peter Karam
    January 14, 2016

    boy we have been selling wheel bearings differential bearings, transmission bearing like water, am so happy dat woman drove her vehicle right through the sea water de amount of wheel bearings, transmission bearings, Differential bearings will be selling,, thank u so much maa’m, u are so smart, your vehicle will soon rot and rust to the bone, all the under carriage will soon just break off into pieces, u so sweet nice an smart Doodoo, all your drivetrain will soon be destroyed and seized by a few eeeks time, keep up more u do dat more parts I selling thank u Doo doo

    • A
      January 15, 2016

      Be kind to Doodoo because if you only knew who your competition was you would hurry and sell those parts eh

    • Face the Facts
      January 16, 2016

      Business enterprises profit from disasters and storms of every kind. It is not unusual. This is worldwide.
      The same in Canada. If there is no snow or not much of it as we have experienced in Toronto, those who own trucks for clearing the snow, snow blowers ski resorts are unhappy; likewise those who are employed with them. The owners ask the government for financial help.
      Those who ski are also unhappy.
      The stores are also affected because their items for winter and snowy days are not being sold.
      In spring, summer, fall (autumn) and winter when there are floods, sometimes power outages, damaged furnaces and the list goes on, those who repair them are happy. At such times they all make additional money.
      We should not be angry with you. Having stated that, businesses have to survive. In spite of that, thank God for additional business. Do not take advantage and overcharge them
      I wonder what God thinks? :lol:

  12. 4Q
    January 14, 2016

    With all these mountains that are in Dominica – Soon we may be below sea level like Louisiana.

    • Face the Facts
      January 15, 2016

      :lol: :lol: :lol: You are in trouble. :lol: :lol: :lol:
      Commence fervently praying. Nothing beats prayers to still the waters.
      Maybe you should not use that name. This would help. Everyone knows what it stands for. More so, God is not blind. He knows.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      January 15, 2016

      You see, when people do not know better they talk crap, believing they are smart not knowing what they are talking about. Here you are ready to make comparisons with Dominica to Louisiana. Learn this:

      Sea level is generally used to refer to mean sea level, an average level for the surface of one or more of Earth’s oceans from which heights such as elevations may be measured. Mean Sea Level is a type of vertical datum; a standardized geodetic reference point – that is used, for example, as a chart datum in cartography and marine navigation, or, in aviation, as the standard sea level at which atmospheric pressure is measured in order to calibrate altitude and, consequently, aircraft flight levels. A common and relatively straightforward mean sea-level standard is the midpoint between a mean low and mean high tide at a particular location.

      Sea levels can be affected by many factors and are known to have varied greatly over geological time scales.

      • 4Q
        January 15, 2016

        Where are your “quotation marks?” Yah mon…you are de smart copy machine.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        January 16, 2016

        When a man is learned, academically educated he does not have to site any reference when he writes.

        If by any chance you believe I copy, I will extend the same invitation as I have given to my foes, to find the source of the information I conveyed, verbatim, and post it so as to embarrass me.

        Unless you can do that stop, playing smart, talking crap. If you wish I site the source of my comment, site your source of the crap you wrote let’s if you can site any individual or educational institution! To suggest that nonsense, it to if I wrote or spoke the word good morning, to you I would have to site the originator of the word, so I would have to go back to millions of years to figure out who first said good morning, and site the person.

        You se how dumb and stupid are your kind?

      • John Mills
        December 21, 2016

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_level

        This is where you copied the text from.

        If you had actually studied at a real university, you would know that one of the first things they teach you is that your sources must always be properly referenced. Citations thus show which work is yours originally, and which work is not yours, and has been used to support yours.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      January 15, 2016

      Here is something educational for your benefit: Note some parts of Dominica and other Caribbean islands are already below sea level. See if you can understand this. Ever since the retreat of the ice; and I am talking about the ice age now: the crust has been slow in retuning to its preglacial level, parts of Scandinavia and North America are continuing to rise; by as much as 2 cm maybe more per year. The area at the center of the former Laurentide ice sheet has risen to approximately 560 feet in the last 7,000 years.

      For ice sheets to grow on land, water must be removed from the sea; consequently, a world lowering of sea level has accompanied every period of glacial advance. The lowering of the sea causes rivers to deepen … in fact I am not wasting my time okay.

      But before you talk crap perhaps you need to educate yourself in the field of Physical Geography, and stop blowing hot air!

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        January 15, 2016

        I meant in the science of Physical Geography, and not actually in the “field.”

      • 4Q
        January 15, 2016

        I’d like to talk to you face to face without your laptop, on this very subject to see how much you know. You don’t know who you are belching bubbles to.

      • sel
        January 15, 2016

        You smart eh! Maybe even smarter than God. Always passing wind through your mouth.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        January 18, 2016

        If you are still on my case be informed I am very selective about the friends I chose. When I chose a friend that person has to be on the same level with me educationally; or we must have something in common!

        You may wish to talk to me withot my computer; how stupid? As an Electronic Engineer/Electrical Engineer don’t you think I know something about computers. I know about both the softwhere, and hardwhere, I can do some programing. I repair computers.

        And I surly know that they have both an input, and output, hence garbage in; garbage out! You do not really want to argue me in person, if you had that opportunity; I would mesmerize you mind and turn you crazy! A child can be my friend, but I have to be able to gain something intellectual from that child!

        You do not know me so be very careful!

  13. REASONING
    January 14, 2016

    :?: If someone wants to find an excuse for this………… government on this one,then there’s no hope for such a person!!! :?: This is the Atlantic,where high and strong winds are expected which results in high tides and waves,therefore it was foolish to extend a wall into the sea to accomodate roads and airstrip :?: This can’t get anything right ……..holding government,because of their dirty political gimmick,refused to build an airport at a location that was most suitable and wasting monies on an airport which can’t accomodate international flights :?: I’ve met international pilots who said to me that they will not land on this present site,it’s scary! :?: This ….. holding government,has given the people of the island all the reasons to revolt against them!!!But there are still some blind partisan followers and supporters of skerrit who will refuse to stand for rights :?:

  14. Lumberjack
    January 14, 2016

    Marigot people have money they give linton 80000 cash let them fix their road

    • Excited
      January 14, 2016

      Don’t hold your breath, careful what you ask for.

    • Da massive
      January 14, 2016

      Labour give allu a 32 million dollar election sewo in 30 days so y can’t they fix it. 80 000 goes into 32 million 400 times so labour shud be able to fix that at ease…

    • out of south city
      January 14, 2016

      This is foolish talking. We must stop being so narrow-minded. This is not just affecting some people but all of us because we are an island and whatever affects one or two villages affects all of us in Dominica. We have the tendency to isolate ourselves from each other but that’s because we have become so selfish and self-centered. We need improvement in that area. All of us together are Dominicans.

      UNAPOLOGETIC

    • indira Ghandi
      January 14, 2016

      So
      So you vex for that?
      Lennor working hard to save Dominica.

    • Way papa
      January 15, 2016

      LMFAO Its people like you who make Dominicans appear to be illiterate. Since when has limited access to the airport been just a Marigot problem? Closed minded people say the dumbest things.

    • Stiff necked fools
      January 15, 2016

      So they road is for Marigot people alone? What about the tourists? I thought tourism was everybody’s business? I guess we’ll bring them in 4 at a time on helicopters into Canefield Airstrip.

      Erika didn’t open all you eyes so get ready for a lot more.

    • Dominican
      January 15, 2016

      Lumberjack a fowl has a bigger brain than you.

    • ACE
      January 15, 2016

      Lumberjack, you are a complete and official JACKASS.

  15. anonymous2
    January 14, 2016

    Skerrit get busy and get this problem solved before more of the island ends water including the airport, which should not have been built there in the first place.

    • Be Reasonable.
      January 15, 2016

      Skerritt did not build this Airport there, remember Melville Hall Airport was built there years ago and remember Dominicans before never wanted an International Airport so blame all thewm Old people not Skerritt. Skerritt trying his best so shut all you mouth.

      • anonymous2
        January 15, 2016

        I know he didn’t build the initial airport, he did however, authorize improvements to it under his administration. It isn’t his fault that it was built there to begin with and without a lot of money, a new location cannot be developed. So we are stuck, except for Canefield.

  16. concern citizen
    January 14, 2016

    it have some dominicans if skerrit ask them for their tongue to be his toilet tissue they would gladly and proudly volunteer

  17. john paul
    January 14, 2016

    that’s wake up call,we need an international airport.

    • Concerned
      January 14, 2016

      Utterly silly comment. Just who do you think is going to fly to Dominica when the Seaborne and LIAT flights are half empty?

      No airline in their right mind is going to fly non stop to Dominica from Europe or the US.

      • January 14, 2016

        Your comment is even more silly, that our problem in D/ca, we giving up before we start, if you dont have the Facility, then they wont come :-D

      • Anna Maria
        January 15, 2016

        That’s what people fail to understand

      • anonymous2
        January 15, 2016

        What people seem to forget in DA is that it is not at all cheap to make you way to DA by air. It is cheaper to fly from the US to Europe than to go from the US to DA depending on your location and the time of year.

  18. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    January 14, 2016

    Here is one of Dominica’s greatest problem: We keep on talking; talking about the same old thing every year, long before that Airport was built in 1957/58. Sea water always overwhelming that same portion of road; that has been going on long before all the people of Wesley and Marigot was born!

    That has been taking place for as long as Dominica exists.

    So, what should be the resolve? Any peasant with commonsense should know by now the only resolve is to change the route of the road, and the only alternative would be is to cut through after passing the Londonderry Bridge straight towards Governor, with a 180 degrees turn and take the road over the to of the airport, and build a bridge over the Melville Hall River, and take it through Melville Estate, going East adjacent to the Air port and the river connecting South of the Melville Hall River Bridge.

    Problem solved. The contention will be “we doh have de money, eh boy:” well keep crying every year, you save more!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      January 14, 2016

      “take the road over the to of the airport, ”

      Take the road over the top of the airport.

      • verve
        January 14, 2016

        yeah but it was never this bad was just a small puddle and no damage to vehicles to this extent. But you’re right diverting the road is the best option.

    • Anna Maria
      January 15, 2016

      Wll is money all u have. All you could find $80,000 for a man mouth, find the money and do it! EASY!

      • BRAD
        January 15, 2016

        AMEN

      • vegnag
        January 15, 2016

        but all you find 150,000.00 to wine and dine Baroness Scotland and then another 200,000.00 to rename the airport to Douglas-Charles – so all you can take another portion of money to rename the road the ” The Douglas-Charles Sea Car Wash Road” if all you do not want to fix it. Anne Marie I find you Fast and outer place. Ah fuss all you Laborits doz forget fast that’s why all you like that- like is uwp that suffering alone. No Wesley, Marigot, and the surroundings villages haven’t got Laborites at all using that road- what foolish people eh boys…

  19. Mamizoo
    January 14, 2016

    DNO I think the Headline should have been “Sea water affecting Vehicular access to Melleville Hall” no malice intended DNO. I make the observation because generally travel at, to or from Melleville Hall is problematic. Most inconveniently is the problem with air access to and from Melleville Hall.
    Now I will get haters for making that statement even though the PM himself said it this week. At this juncture air access to Meleville Hall airport is a huge problem. It is actually disconcerting. How can we be talking about all these hotels and there is nothing on the table for air access. It makes no sense at all.
    I lease worried about the water getting over the wall. Soon the economy will collapse.

  20. madness
    January 14, 2016

    i wonder if this was happening on the roseau bayfront and under the canefield cliff, if it would be ignored the same? some people make negative comments because its not affecting them and they feel its politically affiliated. Another thing these persons who sit and criticize are the same which make little or absolutely NO positive contribution to the development of Dominica, while others strive to make a living. Nothing happens before it time.

  21. EYES HAVE IT
    January 14, 2016

    THESE ARE THE ISSUES AND CONCERNS Lennox Linton should focus on. This is the kind of action we want to see by the oppositon. If he spoke about that in anyway and got in trouble to pay up to $80,000, I will take a loan if I have to to help him. Not the other CRAP he is involving himself in. You can’t just come on the scene and want to change things over night Lennox. It doesnt work so…. and if you don’t pay heed you will keep having to beg people to help you pay your debt…. GROW UP! CONCENTRATE YOUR EFFORTS ON BEING PRIME MINISTER MATERIAL and some more……..

    • Da massive
      January 14, 2016

      Skerries is the primes minister all through the rehabilitation of Melvillehall . Don’t u think he shud be concentrating on that? Linton has been drawing there attention to this for years to no avail. This government don’t listen to the people..

    • out of south city
      January 14, 2016

      What about the money form the sales of our Dominican passports? Do we have any account of that money? Why don’t you talk about that? The job of the leader of the opposition is to expose whatever is not right by the present administration.
      I mentioned a long time ago that that we will be asking for permission to speak in public and it seems like that is really coming to pass. Do we really have democracy in this place?

      THINK ABOUT IT

    • awa wi
      January 14, 2016

      but that’s exactly what he’s talking about. the millions being fleeced from the government treasury would be available for such situations instead of going into ppls pocket. evidently you can’t see pass your nose at the bigger picture and I sincerely doubt you wont sponsor one dollar to lennox linton in any situation smh

    • Nac Vibes
      January 15, 2016

      You people try so hard to sound smart but guess what, that’s not clever.
      You open your ears to what you want to make comments that clearly point to how uncaring and selfish you are.
      On many occasions Mr Linton and others have voiced concerns about this situation yet you come here playing deaf and smart, but guess what, that’s not clever.

    • Stiff necked fools
      January 15, 2016

      But the millions of passport money that disappeared down the ….hole, could have been used for such projects. THAT is what Linton is trying to get you ignoramuses to understand. When those passport dollars dissapear, just consider that a hospital that disappear, jobs that disappear, airport improvements that disappear.

      We don’t even have flushing toilets at the airport right now. , a baronness get a big pay check and mansion, and a poor man become an overnight millionaire.

      You should go bring $20 to Mr. Linton right now to encourage him to continue investigating and asking the right questions!

    • Just Me
      January 15, 2016

      i guess the sale of passports to build a hotel that never materialized is a non-issue. quite interesting

  22. January 14, 2016

    Blame Skeritt for everything dam idots

    • Da massive
      January 14, 2016

      U idiots give him credit for every good thing that happens so why not blame him for all the negatives? He’s the prime minister isn’t he? What’s the Labour Party slogan again? “Thanks God for skerrit”

    • cheese
      January 15, 2016

      popam, fool learn to spell…….. lmao

    • A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
      January 15, 2016

      Popam so true; PM is so powerful he makes the rough seas and the waves because he don’t like is UWP representing the people there. That man powerful. People are blaming him for Nature. What else?

      How about the two Parl Reps in the neighbouring constituencies put their heads together and raise the needed funds to help fix the problem. Not because they are Opposition Members it means they cannot do something for their constituencies and the country, Opposition Members in the past never just oppose for opposing sake. They actually worked for the country and their constituencies

      Regardless of what they think the PM is not God. We know he does with the help of God what seems as miraculous with the little we have; but he is not God and if UWP put the same 100% as the PM and the DLP Government do, we could see a better Dominica. But they show us each day that they are all for self and not for Dominica.

  23. Vex
    January 14, 2016

    Team dominica tell matt the road is important all of us using it, hold a radiothon tohelp. Show government all u at work, lets use the people money for goid cause. Linton is ur constituency

    • Da massive
      January 14, 2016

      And marigot forms part of Dominica so what’s ur point? All of Dominica is the government constituency .. The same way they can send police in military fatigue every time there is talk of demonstration in Melvillehall to try get there attention can’t they send public works to fix?

  24. God id good
    January 14, 2016

    what people dont seem to realize is that people make an investment in their vehicles and before the loans are paid the vehicles has long since rotted also government vehicles are passing in this too, we are ask for a swifter action enough talking already now is action action this is an emergency, the sea wall has weakened and what our eyes are not seeing is the undermining of the road, soon the wall will tumble down and disaster
    strikes worst than just fixing the present issues

  25. Dan Tanner
    January 14, 2016

    Recent? It has ALWAYS been that way.

  26. January 14, 2016

    this administration really need to get themselves out of the way and let competent people come in to administer this country.

  27. KID ON THE BLOCK
    January 14, 2016

    Matt, Can you PLEASE help to raise funds to solve that problem with that seawater problem on the road by the Airport? Let’s see if we can collect to build the wall higher. The extras Lennox got could be a good start.

    • %
      January 14, 2016

      KID are you yourself,
      just a Skerrit slave and door mat?Take a little from the begging money you receive from your God, and be counted like a Dominican.Are you not ashamed of the shameless begging that you are involved in? No wonder your told us that Dominicans are poor and hungry…I FULLY AGREE WITH YOU!!!Lennox is not the only person who cares about Dominica.Dominica still have many good people, including Lennox,and Lennox will NEVER be left in the dark.What he is doing is for Dominica and Dominicans including a DLP parasite like you

      • Dominican
        January 15, 2016

        Go check your pressure papa

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        January 15, 2016

        @%, Do yourself a favor. STOP BEING Lennox’s BATH ROOM TISSUE; You are being FLUSED every time you make a comment on behalf of Lennox.

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        January 15, 2016

        “FLUSHED” correction to FLUSED!

    • Stiff necked fools
      January 15, 2016

      But our VAT doesn’t pay Matt! What about the ministers WE ALL PAY to do this job? Why aren’t we asking them to do what they are paid to do? What about all the passports that selling like hot cakes, and the agents depositing $1.5 million here, and baby mothers, getting $32 million there. We don’t ask them to do anything?

      Is the little $80K that you think will do so much?

      You guys are a bunch of retards on this island!

  28. 4Q
    January 14, 2016

    Dominica has been weighed in the balance, and she is found wanting. Too much sorcery and voo-doo and obeah in the land. This piece of road will be soon gone. Wait and see. Our people has become very wicked and malicious in their dealings. Thus, the Island is going to disappear. Look they have already evacuated people from Pitite Savane (what ever de name is.) More evacuation is coming. Where we going this time? Martinique?

    • Anna Maria
      January 15, 2016

      Too much sorcery and voo-doo and obeah in the land.

      Tell them that again! They working hand-in-hand with the Haitians and them then they bawling! Most countries don’t even want a Haitian to land in their place but Dominica have Haitian like fly. Look at what happened to Haiti. Do you think is a mere coincidence?

      Too many people doing witch craft to keep their marriage, for luck, to overcome their enemies they say….
      God don’t like ugly and is not on Sunday alone he sees what you all do.

      • 4Q
        January 15, 2016

        Amen! Amen again. Haitians and demons and devils are going to sink this land. People tying themselves to keep a dirty job that only pays peanuts. I see it all the time. They don’t trust in God – So Haitians are quickly taking over our land. This place will soon be a ghost habitation. Who is with Jesus, stay with Jesus. No weapons formed against us shall prosper. Pray for your friends and relatives to get in the ark of safety – Because this situation in Dominica and the world at large will grow worst and worst.

  29. Frenz
    January 14, 2016

    When it rains it poors but in our case while it rains we are getting sea water too. Call it what you want- karma, fate, devine intervention but one thing that conventional wisdom teaches is that corruption wreaks havoc in ways unimaginable. What if the over 20000 passports sold by the SKERRIT administration was used to really revitalize the economy then maybe just maybe the government would have had the money to fix the situation at te airport.
    A few years ago I had the experience atthe same location and though not as bad as is shown in the video it was an embarrassment especially with visitors.

  30. angel
    January 14, 2016

    well seeing that Ezekiel Bazil is the pal rep for marigot he and his party can come together and seek fund to fix the wall. lets not depend on the Government for everything

    • dread
      January 14, 2016

      maybe the government should resign and let Bazil and the UWP to fix Dominica.. they have already demonstrated good transparent leadership and the ability to unite Dominican when it counts..

    • dfranc
      January 14, 2016

      There is a Government ministry dedicated to do this kind of work. The public has paid taxes and this is exactly what the ministry of public works should be doing…..Yet some angel wants E. Bazil to come up with funds to repair what belongs to the nation…..Where did that angel come from?

      • NKRUMAH KWAME
        January 15, 2016

        Obviously, this angel came from HELL.
        HOTEP!

      • Nac Vibes
        January 15, 2016

        One of the fallen ones.

      • Realist One
        January 16, 2016

        You are delusional if you think the government can raise enough funds from income tax collection to fix this multimillion problem.
        Take a good look at the demographics of the country – predominantly senior citizens and youth neither of whom generate sufficient income on which to be taxed.
        So the government has no option other than to seek help from richer nations most of whom are struggling themselves. But then he is called a beggar.
        I find there is so much hatred and anger in Dominicans these days. What’s up with that? What happened to our gentle people?
        Lose this nonproductive behavior & see how things will improve. God help you all.

    • 4Q
      January 14, 2016

      If the walls of Jericho came down; then any wall built cannot stop the powers of the sea. Stop blaming the politicians! Yes, they are corrupt INDEED. However, we need to seek the face and mercy of God. Most Dominicans don’t want to hear about God because they are so proud. Proud of what? They are into bacanal and reveling and living carelessly and without God. God is speaking in many ways – Through the floods, through the sea, through the winds. And yes, even through bad and corrupt gov-we-ment. But the people refused to see and listen and take heed. HE IS COMING. ALL THE SIGNS POINT TO HIS GLORIOUS RETURN. THE CHILDREN OF GOD ARE NOT FEARFUL OF WHAT WILL HAPPEN; BECAUSE WE ARE COVERED WITH HIS BLOOD. Amen

    • kay m
      January 14, 2016

      Yes, because is Marigot people alone that using the road to come/go from airport, school and so on. When Pm Skerritt have to fly, is not this the road that he has to use too? All public access roads are mandated to be cared for by the govt! Smh- allu people idiotic eh.

    • January 14, 2016

      @angel , only a fallen angel would think and think like this .

    • Concern citizen
      January 14, 2016

      Donkey hole u agree that Ezekiel Bazil and the uwp supporters should get funding for the road but what about the $32 m your god squander in 3 weeks for you all campaign?

      Ple ta ple twist zo ka save le lea wevey, who laugh last laugh the best!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      January 14, 2016

      You are an idiot!

      • 4Q
        January 15, 2016

        I noticed that you are the only “wise” person on this medium. You call everybody fools and stupid. Doesn’t that indicate how much of an ignoramus individual you are? Who do you think is impressed with your pseudo intellect? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        January 18, 2016

        The next thing I will do is tell you to go and hang yourself oui!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahha.

        Tie a short rope around your neck, attached it to a branch on a sixteen foot tall tree; and jump, nothing will happen to you eh! (Don’t venture into that okay, I do not want to be blamed for you demise) I will allow you to find a way to self-destruct!

    • FORKIT
      January 15, 2016

      Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

      ” Albert Einstein

  31. Lang Mama
    January 14, 2016

    The water was always getting over the wall jst not as bad as we saw it in the video. We cannot blame the politicians for nature but politicians are responsible for the promises that they make.
    Isn’t that te same location that people have been talking about for more than 6 years. Isn’t that the same route that was used to blow $250000 in a airport renaming party. Ths $250000 could have gone some distance in securing dolos for the area.
    Isn’t that same area where the school children protested because they could not get to school. But when Salisbury people protested the apologists claim that school children were impacted.
    Lang Mama will never become a political hatchet man for any political party or politician. I am bafflled how politicans can readily get $32 million to campaign for 3 weeks yet the very same politicians in government cannot get $5 million to provide the people with the absolute needs and requirements. How can rightful thinking people see nothing wrong with…

    • God id good
      January 14, 2016

      the back the road closer to the sea it was further up away from where that wall is that was done to lengthen the air strip

    • anonymous2
      January 14, 2016

      You need to elect people that are not career politicians and want to improve this island.

      • Anna Maria
        January 15, 2016

        AA..so Linton is not a career politician? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
        #TooFunny

  32. too late
    January 14, 2016

    While dem fellas there piling up their millions ,look at the state of the main road to the airport SMH. I wonder if the sale of two diplomatic passports can’t fix this problem. Tony dont seem concerned about these issues. his only objective is to defend PM and collect his big check

  33. Say what?
    January 14, 2016

    The continued rise of sea water levels due to the effects of global warming will only make this situation worsen over time. There is no easy solution for this one considering this new route was created so that the runway could be extended. Rerouting inland would only defeat the purpose of the primary objective.
    Raising the road level coupled with a higher sea defence walls may be a solution but this too may be costly

  34. all how sell votes no voice
    January 14, 2016

    pte Michel and scotts head people not complaining because they sell their votes therefore they have no right to speak

  35. Victim of water splash
    January 14, 2016

    Anyway I got a nice sea splash yesterday when I attempted to pass that very round about.

    Boss it wasn’t easy! Sea water take me, I swear it was a tsunami.

  36. papa
    January 14, 2016

    This is called Global warming people…

    • Layvayla
      January 15, 2016

      No! this one is called, “sea warning.”

  37. Doc. Love
    January 14, 2016

    While I sympathize with the people of Marigot and Wesley, one of their problems is the dislike of Skeritt for Mr. Lennox Linton, one man…. They did not vote the Skeritt led Government, therefore, he will not care until they remind him of what happened in Salisbury. I will bet my last dollar, if Lennox Linton was to resign as parliamentary representative tomorrow, all kinds of bulldozers and PWD workers would be sent to the area and have that situation solved in one week.

    • Da massive
      January 14, 2016

      U must have been living under a stone these last 8 years going on 9..Lennox just got into politic in the last 3 years on the invitation of the prime minister ..this has been an ongoing problem since 2007..

  38. papa
    January 14, 2016

    This is call Global warming people.

  39. originaljahguide
    January 14, 2016

    Dominicans are so ridiculous!!!!! How about stop playing politics and see the bigger picture. The Government has an obligation to provide its citizens with adequate and up to date infrastructure. It is the right of the people to demand this from their Government. @wesleytoo, you are asking Bazil to go and stand there, how about asking Skeritt to do just what you want of Bazil since he is the leader of the country and minister of finance.

  40. udony
    January 14, 2016

    Pt.Michelle has always been a bloody disaster
    why u going to complain now. You are used to
    it.

  41. %
    January 14, 2016

    .So much money was spent on this airport,when it could/should have been diverted towards the construction of an international airport…Gonzales of St Vincent further fooled Skerrit,by telling him that this airport is good.As I have said before,Skerrit was neve Prime Minister .material.HE IS A FOLLOWER, NOT A LEADER!

  42. Darky
    January 14, 2016

    everything Dominicans complaining about smh allu feel Skerrit is God, yall sickening man poor Skerrit wii

    • Yeah Right
      January 14, 2016

      unfortunately, I cannot curse on DNO

    • Jenn
      January 14, 2016

      That’s not the point our infrastructure should be a priority especially right next to the airport. He should know he not God when he promised all the what I want people to hear. Don’t be a damn fool (respondent superior) he leads the country je is responsible for anything that goes right or wrong. Smart ass

      • bigmsc
        January 14, 2016

        Workers can raise fun to fix that man

    • Porktenderloin
      January 14, 2016

      Please Darky, what do you suggest is the answer?? Is it not up to the Government to maintain the public roads! Darky, if you have a vehicle and drive around the island you must see the state of roads! The Bailey Bridges, the disrepair. So who exactly should be fixing them?? Is it up to you then and so can we be counting upon you? Really looking forward to your solution and reply. Have a blessed rest of your day!

    • January 14, 2016

      It is he who has try to make himself like a demigod.

    • too late
      January 14, 2016

      Oh skerrit not God again? only when the red clinic and the handouts are distributd he is God then?

  43. Mac Beth
    January 14, 2016

    That government just have the whole country in a mess!

    • derp
      January 14, 2016

      Government turning into a god now :O

    • January 14, 2016

      So it’s the government that have the sea water coming over the wall ? Mac Beth you have a serious problem

  44. Delvin Castro
    January 14, 2016

    U can sue Linton but u cannot stop Gods judgement!

  45. artfield bristol
    January 14, 2016

    Grace why don’t you drive your car there? And the word is ( THERE) Not dere

  46. Anna
    January 14, 2016

    This is poor engineering. This never happened before the wall was built. It is clear that the necessary designs were not done to take care of sea swells. This a science and not some politicians who wanted to play engineer.

    • January 14, 2016

      Don’t talk about things that you have no knowledge about. That area has always been a problem with the sea encroaching on the road. Anyone from Wesley or Marigot can tell you that. To say it never happened before the wall was erected is a lie. So if the wall is the problem remove it.

  47. wesley too
    January 14, 2016

    Bazil can go and stand up on the wall and stop the water he love us so much in Wesley………….. go Baz be a Hero

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      January 14, 2016

      You are simply another dumb uneducated idiot. Is it Ezekiel fault that the water is flooding the road?

      That has been happening for hundreds of years. If the people in Dominica were not ignorant and dumb, they would have long ago change the route of that part of the road between Londonderry Estate, and Melville Hall Estate, the land are no longer Estate owned, they are now privately owned!

      Skerrit can build a fifty foot Back Wall if he wish that will not eliminate the problem. What I am seeing in the picture the braking waves are more than thirty feet tall; if you have a wall that is less than ten feet tall, how is that going to prevent the braking waves from overwhelming, and flooding the street?

      No amount of Back Wall will ever be enough, or tall enough to prevent the sea from doing what it wants to do, that is another natural phenomena in our country!

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        January 14, 2016

        And by the way I meant if the people in Government were not dumb: And I iterate the people serving in government and not Dominicans in general, otherwise I would be calling kid Francisco Dumb and ignorant too!

        I doh can have that eh, caus I doh is dumb!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah:

        As far as I know I might be talking about a certain man de king an ting, de man at de apex, him is dumb boy!

  48. Grace
    January 14, 2016

    A little water, over-reacting, Anyways Skerrit cannot put some stones dere.

    • Speak
      January 14, 2016

      You not making sense na…

    • Yeah Right
      January 14, 2016

      dude. this is salt water. try washing your vehicle with salt water. You could just put you whole vehicle in the palau after.

    • Dell from Welsey
      January 14, 2016

      Wow!!! Whoever you are, you sound like a Fool!!!

      • Tony
        January 16, 2016

        To Dell from Wesley.

        Hello and good afternoon my people. Well Grace isn’t a full as you making her out to be. She offered the most practical way to solve this problem beside from rerouting the road which would be expensive. We have many rivers with big stone/bolders which we can used to put into the sea to break the waves. We can’t build a higher wall because it would obstruct the runway if a plane approach from the sea or if the plane need to used the full length of the runway for takeoff. Japan and Norway used this same technique but they put the rocks into a wire mesh and stack them on each other. In my sweet Dominica we tend to make simple things seems much more difficult than they actually are.

  49. ohh
    January 14, 2016

    come on my government!!!

  50. ESLA
    January 14, 2016

    the same is happening in pte michel and scotts head and we are not complaining

    • Speak
      January 14, 2016

      And who wrong?

    • January 14, 2016

      Don’t complain you darn fool. Isn’t that what this corrupt government has inculcated -blind party loyalty even if they place crap in your mouth?

      • Diaspora
        January 15, 2016

        Blame all you Dominican Engineers not the Government, If your man leave it’s Skerritt fault. Perform better in bed for the man and he will stay with you.

    • Dan Tanner
      January 14, 2016

      Complain then.

    • A
      January 14, 2016

      Really I guess u must be one of those who goes to gwada

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