Yes We Care program to continue in 2012

Skerrit

The Yes We Care program will continue in 2012, despite claims that the Dominica government may be unable to sustain it.

We cannot abandon our parents and grandparents, we have to care for them in the same way they cared for us, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

The program provides personal care and attention to elderly people, particularly those who are alone, or whose family is unable to provide for them because of poverty, sickness or unemployment.

“While it is not the government’s responsibility to go into somebody’s home and clean their home for them, we as family and friends must recognize that we have a part to play in caring for the elderly,” Skerrit pointed out.

When government launched Yes We Care in 2009, the Prime Minister described it as a ‘bold undertaking’ at a time when countries were looking to cut spending because of global economic problems.

The Ministry of Community Development has implemented the program together with non-government organizations.

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53 Comments

  1. sherlyn mitchell
    January 4, 2012

    boy put hanging in the country man them people killing now a days pull up your socks man

  2. Angel
    December 22, 2011

    I myself do not understand why a Country puts a Prime Ministers grin on an artical that should have a picture of one of the elderly people smiling.Get serious that’s the best he can come up with? Everytime the heat is turned up on the PM and the Police, they put some warm fuzzy news on the front cover. A promise is only a comfort to a fool, and we are not all fools! All the poor people put in Stockfarm for Ganja are not impressed. If you left them alone all now Granny would be alright for Christmas. Lock up the bigman for his cocaine that is causing people to steal from their Granny. Tell me I am wrong! I wish I was. God will not forsake his children just keep the faith and Peace.

  3. History
    December 22, 2011

    Leave Skerrit alone, go and plant all you plaintain, and fig and dasheen,egra.

  4. Keeping Them Honest
    December 22, 2011

    Skerrit, what’s your views on the on-coming court’s decision on
    January 10th, 2012? Any idea what might come out of it? How many elderlies are in need of that kind of service in Vieille Case ?

    LOL let me make a suggestion since you seem so clever:
    Provide more training and jobs for the youths such that they may independently
    Support the parents and be proud and confident that their children are looking on
    ready to follow.

    • ?????????????
      December 22, 2011

      So you do not want to take care of the Elderly that you are so not in favour of the program????

  5. Pedro
    December 21, 2011

    The elderly are just getting a little piece of the passport money. Invest some in the productive sector so the youth can earn some money and they will not have to depend on little hand out when they become old.

  6. 767
    December 21, 2011

    All you sure all you care Skerrit???

  7. Treasury In My Draws
    December 21, 2011

    RED CLINIC……..How can we have productive men and women when the PM has Treasury in his “Draws”?

    • Anonymous
      December 22, 2011

      A BIG ONE TOO HA-HA HA HA- HA MERRY XMAS TO THAT :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

      • Treasury In My Draws
        December 22, 2011

        You got skills to pick that up……lololol.

  8. December 21, 2011

    this is all using goverment resources to buy votes plain and simple

  9. December 21, 2011

    let’s buy some votes

  10. Anonymous
    December 21, 2011

    A few years ago I was able to support my mother and my extended family. I was doing well in the construction industry, employed as many as 52 Dominicans at one time. Now I am looking for a job, construction projects have dried up and I look at the Chinese building the West Coast Road, the State Palace and the State College.
    Most of my former employees are sitting on the block smoking ganga and sniffing. Every last cent that I made in a once lucrative construction industry has evaporated and I am threatened with the bank reclaiming my house.
    YES WE CARE! The government prevents me from feeding myself, my family and my mother and they turn back and treat my mother as destitute. Yes WE Care!
    Tell Skerrit, I need no hand outs, all I need is the opportunity to work in my homeland.
    Who feels it, Knows it!

  11. true
    December 21, 2011

    Dude knows how to win an election boy, call it what you want

  12. December 21, 2011

    is there a ‘yes we care’ program for the unfortunate young man in portsmouth… please do something to help this young man and others in similar situation

  13. chelsea
    December 21, 2011

    DUMBIES IN A CAN

    • REBEL..with a cause.
      December 22, 2011

      Please…I do hope that you are not from Dominica, because if so, then the sad fact of the matter is, you are referring to yourself as well….

      I do wish you people would stop with this name calling already….It is never about uplifting, it is always about putting down and divisiveness..

      It is high time we unite. Love one another, care about one another. Be respectful of each other and each other’s rights…..Treat each other with dignity.
      We cannot build a Nation on a foundation of disunity.

      For the love of GOD and Country, our fellowmen , ourselves and for our children….It is for the future’s sake…..Please, we must turn from our evil ways.

      Peace and goodwill towards all….

      REBEL!!!.

      So very sad and shameful……You disgust me.

  14. Be Real
    December 21, 2011

    Oh!So now that you are going down next year you want too rally-up support from us!! . This is really a low blow to hand feed the people everytime you find yourself in troble.Playing with the minds of the short-sighted.Politrics as usual.
    You knew you were not qualified to run in the last elections and now justice is finally going to be served against you and u should take it like a man and just go away with all our money you have taken.(The money part is for another subject.)

    • ?????????????
      December 21, 2011

      You have not been following the activities in your Country. If you did you would have known that the Yes We Care programme is a reality and has been ongoing. Stop listenning to rumours and talk facts. Let the justice system do his work and on another note, I wish to say that this young man who is the present PM of Dominica is a loving man and he likes to take care of the youth (he was a past School teacher) and the Elderly. Stick to the point of discussion and stop showing your hatred and jealousy. Do you have proof that he took money. Then show it and I am going to ask the Police to pick you up for questioning since you have the evidence needed – ie he took as you said “u should take it like a man and just go away with all our money you have taken.(The money part is for another subject” Then you will open your mouth in the appropriate place. :-| :!: :(

  15. C'est Toute?
    December 21, 2011

    They can say all they want,this has been the best program for the Elderly in a long time.You are Blessed PM you will always get funds to run this.Have a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous and CARING New Year.

  16. LL
    December 21, 2011

    My Christmas wish is that Curtley jospeh Qualifies for this.

  17. patriot
    December 21, 2011

    JUST THINK OF THE SMILES ON THE FACES OF THE ELDERLY.

    I AM DOMINICA .

  18. Asterix
    December 21, 2011

    Electioneering

    • ?????????????
      December 21, 2011

      So everything is Electioneering. Election is due in three (3) years time. So you mean and answer me that the Elderly should not be taken care of? Answer yes Answer. Zort pas faib! So answer what should the Gov’t do just seat there and do nothing and the “parlerers” like yourself would just talk and talk and talk. Time to stop this hatred, Envy, Jealousy, Slander, lies and call it all the negatives and replace your hearts with love of our Everlasting Father and then you will able to love mortals.

  19. ....
    December 21, 2011

    P.S Its because there’s no one suitable running for pm thats why you win by default. Realize this!

    • patriot
      December 21, 2011

      JUST FOR A MOMENT PLEASE PLEASE KEEP POLITICS OUT. JUST TRY AND SEE THE SMILES OF THE ELDERLY.

      • Asterix
        December 21, 2011

        I think you misspelt your name by typing the first 4 letters. It’s more like Idiot not patriot. The intention of this program is all political in case you’re blind. Why do you think the program was suspended for the past two years and now coming back on stream? Did he not care for the elderly for the past two years? Have things suddenly gotten hard for the elderly or was the last two years erased from their lives?

        • Brenda
          December 21, 2011

          Are you for real. The program started approximately two years ago and was never suspended. Get you facts correct

          • Asterix
            December 21, 2011

            You need to get your facts straight. Laureen Bannis together with skerrit launched this program. How long has Laureen been out? It was started months before the 2009 elections, “Brendare” you to challenge that. Can you honestly tell me that there was any significant undertakings under that program since the 2009 elections came and was gone? If so please point it out to me

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          • Peeping Tom
            December 21, 2011

            Asterix, you seem so very uninformed on the issue that the more you insist on throwing stones the more malicious your statements appear.

            You know what, the successes of this DLP administration are for ALL Dominicans. Just think of this. Whatever we build today, benefits ALL of us. So, stop being so vex and belligerent and stop all the wicked intentions. If you truly love Dominica, find a more constructive way to challenge the government. Remember, all what you say now and will ever say against this government, was said before and still, Dominicans voted in even greater numbers to continue wokring with PM Skerrit.

            Enough with the mischief, Asterix and the clones. Let us work for ALL of Dominica.

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          • Asterix
            December 21, 2011

            Stop being an A the labour party is not the only party that has built. The success of ANY and I say ANY administration is for all and the same can be said about their failures and maladministration too. I am not in your partisan politics by the way. I am an independent thinker who say things as they appear plain and simple. You haven’t seen me highlighting any or praisising any political party unlike you who glorify the DLP. I am old and experienced enough to know the games some politicians play on the minds of gullible people for their own ends. I am wise enough to know too when people are non-genuine. Facts are stubborn things and the fact is there has not been much emphasis on this program for most of the time since the last election till now. If you claim you are well informed and know the facts, I challenge you to point out any significant undertaking/s from since the last election, under this program. Further, there is no way that you can question my love for Dominica and I do hope that you will one day come to learn who are the ones who are well intentioned and those who are not and that when you do find out you will be able to remove your head from the sand and your foot from your bocal cavity

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        • Correction
          December 21, 2011

          You that is the IDIOT the program was funded by Lybia!!

          It is now going to be funded by the Government of Dominica….

          Why don’t you people do simple research before opening your idiotic mouths and shout at the top of your voices ah??

          The program is design to assist elderlies that have been abandon by their families, it is not political, so if your granny is still alive and you refuse to help her out please contact the Government so that she can be taken care of!!!

          • December 21, 2011

            U MEAN THE LABOUR PARTY IS USING TAX PAYERS MONEY TO RUN AN ELECTIONEERING CAMPAIGN!?

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          • Peeping Tom
            December 21, 2011

            :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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          • ?????????????
            December 21, 2011

            So don’t take care of the Elderly? Do you know that there is a Ministry of Social Services. Need to go back to Pre School to understand the role of the Gov’t and what Social Services is. Your Home work C Bruce!

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          • 767
            December 21, 2011

            If there is a ministry of social services why the PM always taking it upon himself to put himself in the spotlight??

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          • Asterix
            December 21, 2011

            For your information if my granny is still alive I am certainly will not depend on any government to help her. I am not one of those lazy parasites like yourself. I believe in the merits of working to earn. All thay I have earned, owned and accomplished in my life is attributed to my efforts and not any dependency

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        • Peeping Tom
          December 21, 2011

          Asterix:”Why do you think the program was suspended for the past two years and now coming back on stream?”

          :lol: :lol: :lol:

        • ?????????????
          December 21, 2011

          HMMMMMMMM do you have your facts right.. The program was never suspended. Some person so engrossed in gossip, lying, whore mongering and character assasination and never even seem to hear the truth and never have any facts at all but only repeating what other persons say. Letting the hatred in their heart show. Not being analytical , not listenning and just spreading lies and slandering others. 2012 time to throw away those vices and start to show love and compassion to one another. Guarding our mouths and letting only positive things flow from our mouths.

      • December 21, 2011

        WHAT IN THE FARFUGNUGN ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

        IT IS SKERRIT WHO IS PLAYING POLITICS WITH THIS CHEAP SHOT

      • ?????????????
        December 21, 2011

        True ! Smiles and prayers! Whilst those who have no love in the heart criticises that in truth and in fact they criticise the program that aid the “Elderly” in our land. Bon Dieu garde nous vos Enfants. Mercie Papa Bon Dieu pour votre grace et compassion sur nous les dominichens.

      • 767
        December 21, 2011

        whatever…
        the elderly cannot vote, is ppl that voting for them.

    • ?????????????
      December 21, 2011

      Then go up for PM since you say he not suitable so you must be suitable. What are you waitng for. There is no default. Everlasting Father is still the one in control if you seem to forget. The Earth and the fullness therein belongs to the LOrd!

      • ....
        December 21, 2011

        okay puppet whatever they tell you to say is right.

      • DANZIGER
        December 21, 2011

        PM is a loving man I tell u its not easy at all when old age fall on our parents without a toliet and bath room. PM, thanks for the help u gave to the elderly God will continue to bless u always u have strong loving arms thanks for the help its within you. May the good lord bless and keep u.

    • Fairplay
      December 21, 2011

      Why don’t you run,A-H.

  20. C. bruce
    December 21, 2011

    YES!

    MAKE US POOR
    BUILD BIG HOUSES FOR YOURSELVES

    THEN COME AND GIVE US SCRAPS
    SO THAT WE CAN LIE PROSTRATE AND WORSHIP YOU

    OH YE THE GREAT BENEVOLENT ONE

    EVEN GOD ALMIGHTY CANNOT GIVE US WHAT YOU ARE ABLE TO GIVE TO US.

    • ?????????????
      December 21, 2011

      What is wrong with you all?? Can you not say something positive for once. Must anger and hatred pour out from your hearts so? Time to become a new man and throw away old things. 2012 is coming. You all need a new resolution for 2012 to love and pray for others and also love for Country so we will live in peace and harmony. Do you listen to the news or daily submit to gossip, slander and libel. Everlasting and Heavenly Father bless our Leaders and our nation. Thank you for so many things and favours to us in Dominica. DNO does not have space to list the things that we in Dominica should be thankful for. Again Thanks Daddy – you know all the favours you have bestowed on our “Blessed Dominica”

      Thank you Papa Bon Dieu! Merci!

      • C. bruce
        December 21, 2011

        WHEN WE RETURN TO JUSTICE, FEARNESS, TRUTHFULNESS, AND INTEGRITY THE RANTING AND RAGING WILL STOP

      • .
        December 22, 2011

        @?? Do you consider dtealing positive? Well no wonder we are in that state in Dominica.

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