UPDATE: Douglas Charles Airport reopens

Scene at the airport on Saturday afternoon

The Ministry of Public Works and Ports of the Government of Dominica wishes to inform the general public that the Douglas Charles Airport has reopened.

The airport was closed temporarily due to the inclement weather conditions on Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, travelers are being advised that there are currently two landslides on the Nicholas Liverpool Highway that are affecting vehicular traffic flow in that area. Therefore, the general public is asked to use the Castle Bruce/Kalinago Territory road to access areas beyond Belles.

The Ministry of Public Works and Ports is making every effort to bring the road situation back to normalcy and will advise further once the Highway is reopened.

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24 Comments

  1. Snowell
    March 13, 2017

    You the above idiot all you cutting of your noses to spite your faces. Poor Dominica all her problems are brought on by the citizens of the land.
    I keep on saying words have powers to perform bring it on yourselves.
    Why not pray if you know better why wish people bad, when you digging pit for Skerrit dig one for yourself.
    Those who have the money build the airport put the government to shame.

  2. Jacob & Esau
    March 12, 2017

    After Jacob, aka Ralph Gonzales tricked Esau, aka Skerrit, and took the airport from him, Esau now turns to School children to see if he can trick them about international airport he already sold for a bowl of soup. But it’s too late Esau airport is already taken away and there remains no more blessing for you. Read the story in Gen. 25-28 and you will see how relevant it is today. Here is today’s verse. Genesis. 27:38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.

  3. Jacob & Esau
    March 12, 2017

    In Gen. 25-28, Esau was the first born and Jacob was last. As firstborn Esau had the birthright to all the inheritance of Isaac, his father but due to greed, selfishness, and lack of vision for, Esau sold his birthright to Jacob, the smarter of the two. As getting into Dominica continues to be a mathematical calculation while our neighbors in St. Vincent are enjoying their new international airport, we cannot help but blame Esau aka Skerrit, the Passport seller, for allowing Jacob aka Dr. Ralph Gonzales, pm of St. Vincent​ to trick him and take the international airport from him. You see, Esau never cared about the future and only thought of a shortcut to enrich himself and therefore selling Passports​ was that way. Jacob on the other hand said selling Passport shows lack of vision and as pm of St I will look for other means to develop my country. The people of St. Vincent are now rejoicing visitors can come in at will, while we in DA cannot go out and visitors can’t come in.

  4. %
    March 12, 2017

    As soon as Skerrit and his gang BUILD,God destroys it…People ask yourselves a question…God has nothing to do with these people…Remember Skerrit was referred to as God at Lindo Park!

  5. March 11, 2017

    Floridian Diaspora, I agree with you one hundred percent you articulate the message very eloquently , I sense the frustration in your writing I also recognize your patriotic love for your country, but we need to stay focuses for the better good of ones country, stay active, stay focused in your thinking’s , and writing’s , remember men like Steve Biko ,, Malcolm , Garvey ,just to name a few, so in closing I say keep spreading the word , one day we will be able to go home color blind .[ a California diaspora].

  6. March 11, 2017

    I pray the Lord will safe us from the rafter of the current political powers, constant fighting , about who is red or bleau , we need a new airport period away from this current location , constant flooding road closers, excreta we as Dominicans need to put political parties aside and work for the betterment of Dominica period. and while am at it , I would like to ask Angelo what is happening with that eye sore call the Roseau general post office, the first thing the cruise ship passengers and the ferry passengers see is that eye sore, huge planks hanging precariously on those old scaffold waiting to fall on a pedestrians head for over four years , I am afraid to walk pass there to the Market on a Saturday, while we the taxes payers pay for people’s groceries ,pay as you go ,cement blocks excreta. and we cant finish the post office? .

  7. The spirit speaketh
    March 11, 2017

    Are we at war with mother nature which attacked us on sea-ship sank in Portsmouth, air-airport flooded and planes could not land and land- Macoucherie Bridge collapsed and Liverpool Highway has two landslides? It reminds me of when Pharoah was trying to show up in the face of God, and God attacked them with the pillar of cloud – attack in sky; jammed his chariot wheels- attack on land and then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back- attack on sea Exo. 14.
    Is Dominica’s Skerrit, the modern day Pharoah and Egypt? All signs are pointing at same direction. So we better rise early before we get the treatment of Egypt. Let’s get rid of the accursed thing just as Israel did to stop the curse

    • only time will tell
      March 12, 2017

      my friend some DOM-IN-CANS see only one GOD and that’s there pm so lookout they will be coming at you for what your saying. why you think the church people a not saying nothing about whats going on with d/a is because they still don’t think that there is a GOD but in the back doors they a asking whats going on the way I see thing D/a is going down a road we have never been before and only the TRUE GOD that will get this EVIL out of our land so the right thinking people must keep PRAYING

      • Sorry, I meant read from Exodus 14: 20 to 31; that will clear things up with a better understanding to the want to be preacher wrote!

    • If we write something that is not true, ii must be a lie! That is why where it pertains to the word of God, people must read and know what it said. You have quoted Exodus 14: You got more thumbs up than down, but the reality the just about everything you wrote is nonsense.

      Therefore I would like to challenge you to quote a verse in Exodus 14, verbatim as you wrote that nonsense, and so I would like to introduce you to Exodus 14:1,2,3, 4,5.

      1. And the Lord spake unto Moses saying.

      2. Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the
      sea, over against Balzephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.

      3. For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, they are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut
      them in.
      4. And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honored upon Pharaoh,
      and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the Lord. And…

    • Continue:

      4. And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honored upon Pharaoh,
      and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the Lord. And they did so.

      5. And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and his servants was
      turned against the people, and they said. Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving
      us.

      Okay, I have given you a background: If anybody wish to make any sense of what you wrote, they will have to read for themselves from Exodus 14:20 – 21 but all this thing about God attack, and block chariots wheals is baloney, if you are trying to use God’s word to make a point state it as it is in the And all that crap you talking about Skerrit is modern day this and that is nonsense. Falling rain and storms in Dominica has nothing to do with Skerrit.

      If you wish to associate that with people, associate it with evil which is in all of…

    • Finally:

      If you wish to associate that with people, associate it with evil which is in all of us, haven’t heard when it rains it rain for both good and evil people? The problem in Dominica is that we always get a half picked dock You have Melville Hall Airport in a place where it floods as soon as it rains, what is the point of keeping it there and every year spend millions to clean up! the same mess.

      Bridges are built over rivers and streams exactly where it can be washed away when the river and streams peak, Dominicans including Skerrit brings these things on themselves, but to blame Skerrit totally for a natural phenomena is total nonsense! I am not a supporter of Skerrit; nevertheless he is very much human too, every Dominican should be held accountable, since you all are always thankful for any crap you get,as long as it last for a day God bless your PM.

      • Sorry, I meant read from Exodus 14: 20 to 31; that will clear things up with a better understanding to the want to be preacher wrote!

  8. The spirit speaketh
    March 11, 2017

    What a weekend for Dominica! Ship sank in Possie, Charles / Douglas airport open one minute close next minute, Melville Hall River has breached its banks and part of the airport road flooding, Bridge collapses at Macoucherie, two landslides on the Nicholas Liverpool Highway affecting flow of traffic…My God what is happening to us Lord? Is mother nature trying to say something to us but we not listening? Please give us ears to hear Lord! This is the Lenten season and the god of Dominica told us to reflect but as we reflect we seem to be hearing more loudly and seeing more clearly that it’s time to get rid of our mess in Dominica and put an interim government in place that will clean up the mess, restore trust, community spirit, honesty, justice for all, the fear of God so we can all enjoy a sense of peace and prosperity again. Keep speaking one day we will hear.

    • Brinsley John-Rose
      March 11, 2017

      Are you really blaming this one on politics, are you that naive, a virgin, is this the first you’ve seen of it’s kind, maybe you weren’t even there to see David an Gilbut an dose dat”. Lennox lintom doesn’t bear the intuition to guide us out of a shituation like this. The Gods bless Skerrit

    • Shameless
      March 11, 2017

      Like you I have asked the same question in the past but have also realized that too many Dcans are deaf, dumb and blind to see beyond the daily scraps falling from the table of the political elite. What a malady!!

      There is a curse over this land that needs to be broken. We can talk all we want but the evil/ voodoo shenanigans going in Dca all in the name of remaining in power is troubling. Some of us know full well what is happening but refuse to talk because our men of the cloth are momoo. My god and the god that made heaven and earth is a very jealous god and will continue to remind us of that until we do things differently. :twisted: :twisted:

      Assertive and almost aggressive! :twisted:

    • He Changes Not
      March 12, 2017

      @The spirit speaketh. Guess you are now dictating to God what He should or not do to His Dominica. Just a friendly reminder that He is God. He changes NOT. Please do not allow your politics to cloud your mind as to who God really is.

      Guess there should be an interim Government wherever natural disaster occur. The great America would forever have an interim government for the amount of disasters they have had.

      This Sunday morning just take one moment and ask for forgiveness for trying to dictate to God.
      .

    • Guy stop your stupid hypocritical hysteria; ship sunk what?

      What does God and Dominica have to do with that; ships ” boat” old iron boat leaks if they are not taken on dry duck, and beat, or scrape the old rust iron, from under the bottom.

      Any boat sitting on the water, fresh or salt are vulnerable to soft spots, due to rust! That is why anybody who owns a ship build out of sheet metal, should know that at least every three years or so if they can afford it, they should take the ship on dry Docks and examine the metal look for the thin and weak spots, cut the old metal off and replace them.

      There is a dry dock in Barbados, where I took my own a 1978, it exists, the wooden Schooners are also taken there. You all too like to talk nonsense, the that old rusty piece of junk sprang a leak right there in the port and sank!

  9. CRIME STOPPERZ
    March 11, 2017

    reopened in a haste

    • Ras
      March 12, 2017

      Crime Stopperz, I get the impression that you would have preferred to see the airport closed for a protracted period- just to find something to blame Skerrit for! It turns out that the river defense works undertaken post-Erika helped to prevent major flood damage to the runway and airport terminal. CBI funds well spent!

  10. A
    March 11, 2017

    The runway ….has reopened

  11. Floridian Diaspora
    March 11, 2017

    The great & wise leader, the political barbarian, the pm whose brains has been seasoned within the tabernacle of God with unmatched intelligence will again display just how bright he is by depositing more money into this garbage airport when any damages occurs. Much like dumb and dumber, Mr. Skeritt and his advisors who’s understanding is quite contrast to that of king salmon will continue to make a fool out of themselves even though nature repeatedly teached them a lesson. The hurricane season ain’t even here yet. I can only imagine!!!

    • %
      March 11, 2017

      If you notice well,everything his corrupt regime puts up,God brings it down.Reason why i consistently refer to the DLP es EVIL!….

    • freedom fighter
      March 12, 2017

      Welcome back :lol: :-D

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