Government to disburse payments for land needed to build International Airport

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In the next few weeks or so, the government will disburse payments to some of the landowners who have concluded negotiations for the construction of the much-talked-about International Airport.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit made that announcement this week, saying the government is making progress on the airport which is expected to be constructed from Eden back to the Woodfordhill area.

 “We have started negotiations for the lands, all of the lands were surveyed, all of the lands were checked. We have started negotiations with land owners, property owners, and in the next few weeks we will start payments to some of the land owners,” he said.

He said the land acquisition process could be completed in the next couple of months.

Additionally, the prime minister said the government was also able to finalize the revised feasibility study which is a prerequisite for accessing funding from the Government of China.

“The Chinese government has a team of people who ought to be arriving in Dominica in February 2020. Their mission will be here for a certain period of time to finalize technical requirements,” he added.

Meantime, Skerrit said another action that has to be taken is a more in-depth geotechnical survey.

“So the first area we will be acquiring would be an area where we would have to do the geotechnical studies because that will require drilling of some very large vaults, very large holes to allow for preposterous testing to understand the geotechnical nature of the lands in the airport sight,” he explained.

An International Airport Development Committee is expected to be put in place next week, according g to the prime minister,

Skerrit said the airport is a national priority for Dominica and believes that its presence will complement the country’s thrust in tourism and agriculture.

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75 Comments

  1. February 4, 2020

    You all just cannot get over it, 18 to 3. That sounds worse than the coronavirus. You all will get over it one day. It takes time to put a crying baby to sleep. That is what you all are. Lennox will never be the next PM. UWP WILL NEVER BE THE NEXT GOVERNMENT.

  2. Waiting for Airport
    February 4, 2020

    that making the millionth time you telling us about organising land with Land owners. Until the plane land, to me is lie you lying eh!

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  3. jamie
    February 3, 2020

    Yet the stories continue.

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  4. Toto
    February 3, 2020

    Mister saying he must do preposterous test of the airport in sight. You sure he is not pulling a fast one and trying to get land on the cheap to build another hotel by Crompton Point there? Geest still suppose to have some land there you know. and wanted to build a hotel there themselves even before Kempinski. Preposterous indeed.

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    • February 4, 2020

      true. you know these guys have other plans for that area. prime real estate. this is not good what they trying to do in the name of honest hard working people of the northeast. how come only a few people are being rewarded from your payment. i guess only some shall eat with this rodent infested government. There is talk of redoing the previous plan they had and removing some landowners from the current airport project..that tell me no airport is coming cause if you look at the area and where they propose to pass runaway etc does not make sense to a clear thinking person..however you have to be familiar with the area to understand where i am coming from. just thought i would give my two cents in this fiasco of another white elephant. Blessing to all!

  5. Roger Burnett
    February 1, 2020

    I suppose doing an in-depth geo-technical survey is something. It is more than what was done at Antrim before dumping millions of tons of spoil from Red Gully and creating the biggest civil engineering blunder in the history of the Caribbean.

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  6. viewsexpressed
    February 1, 2020

    You`ll referring to this man as “Satan?”. My God give this failed, incompetent political clown a break to breath and comprehend his failed wasted 19 years in government as this “Highly incompetent Failed Odd Minister”. We are saddened in Dominica to have this blind labour government run our country. They have failed in managing and now things are running away as nothing substantial is being done to make a difference to the lives of our people. But we hear of the passport sales, all over the world, no debate in our Parliament, while they have nice houses in NY, nice children happy going to school, robbed our agriculture cultivation from our decent qualified dedicated agricultural famers who were well deeply in bananas, limes, vegetables etc and “Skerrit just coming, putting his ugly Labour Shoes..and see how he burst down the soul of our nice Dominica shoes….Tennis shoe tongue shoe done. Dominica has been neglect by this incompetent Labour government. They cared for themselves…

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  7. viewsexpressed
    February 1, 2020

    This failed Skerritt has nothing more to say so he has just dug up his waste basket rubbish and now after all these years is flushing his dirty concept to us. Skerrit knows he is a fakelure and that we the people know that, he has failed our people and Dominica and so he is now flushing his dirty human nonsense at us, but it will not work. Until incompetent Skerrit gets the hell out of our Dominica, we will continue to sink. We have sufficient people to better run and manage our people and island with some level of decency, discipline and respect. We Fed Up hearing daily BS from immature Skerritt.
    “In the next few weeks or so, the government will disburse payments to “SOME” landowners who have concluded negotiations for construction of the much-talked-about International Airport.
    Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit made that announcement this week, saying the government is making progress on the airport which is expected to be constructed from Eden back to the Woodford Hill area. A…

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  8. Anonymous
    February 1, 2020

    is there a valid reason not to use the previously purchased property for building an international airport?

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    • Me
      February 2, 2020

      Yes, obstinate, false pride.

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    • Waiting for Airport
      February 4, 2020

      the reason is, they have no intention of building the airport. Just keep doing surveys and talking about land aquisition. Same talk since 2014 all now!

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  9. Concerned Dominican
    February 1, 2020

    Please wait till the CORONAVIRUS is under control and dealt with until we’re bring the Chinese people in. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.

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    • National
      February 2, 2020

      You don’t have to beg for this because this may never happen. This man may be just lying as usual and that is why he is not even thinking that he should not bring in a team from China into Dominica at this point in time.

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  10. Galileo
    February 1, 2020

    Mr Skerrit, I am sure even you would understand why people are skeptical when you speak about the construction of an international airport. We have be told so much about this over many years and nothing has materialized. Frankly, the people are fed up with all of this talk. I am not going to qualify them as lies as others do but, I am saying give your words some substance.
    Finally, I am not sure how your team from China is going to get here. Get advice from sensible, strong men who will not only say “yes sir” but those who would say “ sir you are wrong. Here are the facts.” It will better serve you and Dominica. Go back to the days when we had real permanent secretaries.

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  11. RastarMarn
    January 31, 2020

    Antigua put a Ban on ChinaMan-Dem but Skerrit opening the doors to them???

    Aright Skerro carry on lets see what you are made,,,

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    • viewsexpressed
      February 3, 2020

      Keep the Chinese at their China business away from Dominica please. The news today just announced the growing of this deadly “CORONAVIRUS”. My issue with this incompetent Skerrit is that he appears spontaneous and desperate to undertake dangerous projects that his failed corrupted reputation will no longer be tarnished. Well Skerrit, your name and reputation has been long gone from the corrupted days of the abusive Red Clinic, Bin Bobol, Fertilizer Bobol etc. Go ask Hon Linton who awakened us Dominicans of the extent of our states abuse, forgery, corrupted manipulation of our tax payers hard earned money. Well Skerrit, like big Dada Idi and the many other corrupted fake State leaders around the world who has abused states funds and we now have this corrupted Labour government under failed Skerrit has brought our Dominica and our people to begging at the Red Clinic, couriers who distributed cash on his behalf to some homes while our economy failes. Skerrit must go, he has failed us.

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  12. Error uh
    January 31, 2020

    PM mad man to have Chinese coming to dominica a time like now with that coronavirus.Big countries shutting their doors even Antigua and we are opening ours .Risking our people lives for the sake of an airport. Tell the minister of health and the others to think again about that decision.

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  13. Di Englander
    January 31, 2020

    Only negative comments! At least, wait till Feb or March 2020!
    I am Diasporan.

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    • Ripe patat
      February 1, 2020

      Oh yeah man, wait 3 more months on top of the 20 years that already past. Some diaspora should just not speak at all – just plain rubbish

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    • Casio
      February 3, 2020

      Diasporan when the corona virus hits dominica, you this PMH (our only hospital) is ready to take in patients? nope. Best you keep your opinions for where you are. You do not know the struggle on the Dominicans in Dominica. People like you will come down to vacation and only complain about what not running good here only to return to your place of residence where you feel more at home.

    • viewsexpressed
      February 4, 2020

      Di Englander, please, open your mind to what is happening in Dominica under this fake, failed immature Skerrit and his incompetent Labour Government. So its “Only negative comments! At least, wait till Feb or March 2020! I am Diasporan”. So Diasporan, what in hell are we gonna wait till February for? Don’t you realise the fakes and not yet get the picture that we have had a busting, corrupted, incompetent 20 years under this failed Skerrit and his corrupted Labour government, and you wish to put our people in more poverty, under Skerrit who has killed our banana industry and other products for the sale of our passports where we know not who is coming and who will be buying our Dominica passports? Dominicans, please wake up and be prepared to change this fake government and bring more decent people to manage and protect our Dominica affairs. Skerrit and his failed Labour governed has failed.
      We have great, professional decent people out there, who knows the operations of our…

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  14. JB..
    January 31, 2020

    Hmmm, is China not on lockdown due to a very serious virus. Antigua have closed the airport to the Chinese. Yet we are letting them in next month.

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  15. SN
    January 31, 2020

    Is this the proverbial “cart before the horse?” Geo-technical survey needs to be carried out to determine suitability, yet payments will be made to landowners. What if the determination turns out to be unfavorable? It seems payments should be made for
    the right to conduct testing and if tests are favorable, then pay for the the land, with a deduction for the sums already paid. If the unfavorable the people would be compensated for the impairment of their land. By the way, did the PM mean porous, not preposterous, testing? Or is this form of malapropism?

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    • viewsexpressed
      February 1, 2020

      SN, Great observation, good points. My people read this script from above. “Is this the proverbial “cart before the horse?” Geo-technical survey needs to be carried out to determine suitability, yet payments will be made to landowners. What if the determination turns out to be unfavorable?”
      We need to take our government back from this failed Skerrit. We have given hion 19 long years onto 20, and we still are at a lost as to where this man Skerritt conceptualise most of the rubbish things that he says to us, as if we are blind and silly. Skerrit is now desperate to prove to people that he is doing something, when really “Nothing is happening”. This is a fake Odd Minister and a failed corrupted Labour Government. Failed Skerrit and his failed Team must Go.
      We welcome decency in government – Public Office and we openly trust committed, decent professional, experienced Hon. Linton and his decent highly professional UWP Team. HOn Linton has vast experienced working within the…

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      • pureblackmagic
        February 2, 2020

        Action speaks louder than words, we been hearing all this talk for about twenty years now, this is just another gimmick to rub and rape the country in plain sight, by the way what happened to the geothermal project that was supposed to give power to Martinique. Hahaha joke’s and more joke’s by a bunch of cartoon and clown.

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    • NewYorker
      February 2, 2020

      That’s exactly what I said! It’s just another big fat lie. I own a sizeable chunk of land in the exact area. Guess what, not a soul has approached me yet, let alone anybody starting negotiations. Don’t believe a word this man is saying. Kick him out of the country…!

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  16. Casio
    January 31, 2020

    “The Chinese government has a team of people who ought to be arriving in Dominica in February 2020. Their mission will be here for a certain period of time to finalize technical requirements,” he added.

    Alas boy poor us Dominicns. Now, you going to have Chinese people coming in with the threat of corona Virus for them to build an international airport in the north east WHERE THERE IS STILL NO HOSPITAL. BRAVO.

    Meanwhile, real proactive leaders like Gaston Browne has closed his borders to people coming from China in an attempt to ensure the safety of his nation. But you there being yourself as described by Peter St. Jean. i have given up on this country and the majority of its inhabitants in any case so it is whatever wi uncle. Bring all of them. Tell them bring the bat soup too and couple tsingtao to wash it down. Also, how much money have we in the so called airport fund that you said CBI money was going into? id like to know. And are the Chinese paying for the airport or not?

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    • February 1, 2020

      Casio, you made ONE VALID POINT, the CORONA VIRUS. I do agree that ANYONE traveling from China should be quarantined or not allowed to enter the Island until that threat is sustained regardless of the intent for their visit. Dominica, on a whole, is not in any position to handle a virus of this magnitude.

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  17. Lin clown
    January 31, 2020

    SATAN LIAR,we do not need or want you to believe anything.Your Leader LENNOX LINTON does not even know he,is no longer Leader of the opposition.Section 66 .4a says,when the house is dissolved,the position ol leader of the opposition is vacan.Linton is your kind of man.Uneducated just like Telemaque and Viewsexpressed.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      February 1, 2020

      It takes one to know the other oui!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

      If you know or believe that viewsexpressed and I are uneducated, you mus know the same applies to you: ” six are one half a dozen of the other.

      To suggest Lennox does not know he is not  the leader of the opposition is the most confounding statement or notion I’ve ever experience in all my old days nuh!

      Boy are you really a clown?

      By the way, in reference to Fidel, if you are talking about the Wesley representative in Parliament; here is a shocker; Roosevelt will never allow him to replace him.

      Be reminded that Roosevelt stabbed St. Hilaire in his back to become leader of the party; as far as I know Fidel grandmother is St. Hilaire mother.

      Hence; Fidel must be filed with integrity, since the ” Telemaque” blood ” runs through him, via Mama Pretty, if he don’t know tell him to ask Benny!

       St. Hilaire would have served Dominica better than the corrupted crook the Sir, Knight Roosevelt!

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    • Ripe patat
      February 1, 2020

      With all the grammar issues in your text, I wouldn’t say Linton is the uneducated one.

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    • viewsexpressed
      February 1, 2020

      That Lin Clown is a real Joker in the fake Labour Pack eh. My God what a ridiculous woman with ridiculous thoughts. We do not know how she got and who is she preaching otr talking to. It is all about Skerrit and the threat of |HOn Linton what he and his government will when Skerrit is kicked out of our government that he and failed Team has stained. No more bananas, grapefruits, limes sold out to receive our foreign currency to take care of our poverty people. However, our passports are allover and we are asking seriously for the past 19 years we need an account of the sales of our passports. Where is the money, who has it, how much is in Skerrit`s account, overseas? We need answers now.
      We are having a LOL..LOL. here now as we read these woman`s silly, comments just to appease Skerrit and make him look good. Skerrit is a failure, a failed leader and has been this bolind incompetent Odd Minister. When this fake Skerrit hgoes, we will honour and respect the incoming new Prime…

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      • Casio
        February 3, 2020

        She is a true representative of the party. They all think alike. its almost like a genetic trait.

    • viewsexpressed
      February 4, 2020

      Lin Clown, please read this English statement carefully, if unable to, go to a class teacher that yo are able to “Comprehend well the English language. Now read this carefully, for your own good.
      “With all the grammar issues in your text, I wouldn’t say Linton is the uneducated one.”
      Please take Hon Linton off your radar, Lin, you make no sense
      Lin, here is an assignment for you. With all you r silly personal talk, yo have not address the poverty and failure taking our Dominica under thi corrupt, incompetent failed Labour government. Do us a favour please. Here is your assignment. Lin, go travel around the villages etc in Dominica and note the development that you see taking place in these poverty villages where people have no jobs and your failed Skerrit has failed our people where bananas no longer are produced and our agriculture revenue is dead, meaning that these pepe you`ll see and talk to will educate you from your blind ignorance.
      Go own, woman, take the challenge, or…

    • viewsexpressed
      February 5, 2020

      My People Lin Clown (lol..lol..lol..) has made a big faux par, and we will address this matter where she has failed willfully. Here goes, from the mouth of Bind Lin Clown. “Skerrit, does not even know he is no longer Leader of the failed Labour Government. section 66 .4a says, when the house is dissolved, the position of any failed corrupted Leader is vacant. Skerrit is this kind of your man, uneducated, failed in government, failed as Prime “Odd” Minister, and as comic
      Lin rightly observed that her blind inept Skerrit`s position is now vacant, uneducated in socio-economic development, failed and not know how to run and manage a simple Island like Dominica. Why, because he depends highly on his most wanted obvious political advisor well known as “Lin Clown”, and we lol..lol. Like hell. So people, all see the match eh. Show me your company, we just told you who they are. One failed comical Pm and one out of date of decency in government and Politics, it`s madam Lin. Go have a…

  18. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    January 31, 2020

    Shut up Roosevelt; as long as you live, and they call you prime minister of Dominica, there will never be an International Airport built in Dominica!

    You are a liar, the purpose for you lying about this is unknown, but only a fool would believe anything you disgorge at this time.

    Talk about China, the government of China will not lend you one dime to waste; haven’t you heard they are building a terminal building in Tobago, not a complete airport which cost more than a billion dollars.

    As a matter of fact $1.2 billion, the same amount which disappeared in Dominica.

    Where is the millions of dollars given to you by the Mexican government to build a hospital in Marigot.

    You that little corrupted crook should be in jail!

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  19. What If?
    January 31, 2020

    Here is a claim made by Jesus, though many doubt it “I and my Father are one”. John 10:30. So what if Satan would say he and the PM is one; how many would believe Satan knowing he is a liar and NOTHING he says is true? Well though I don’t believe anything Satan says but I cannot doubt similarities and characteristics. Let’s have a vote on this one. If you believe Satan and PM in one give me a thumbs down ; but if you believe they are brothers but not one give me a thumbs up

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    • February 1, 2020

      I will not give you any thumbs rating up nor down, because I think that your comment is foolish.

      God is Holiness and Love; Satan is evil and hate; there is no comparison with those who are God’s Children and those who are Satan’s children, walking in this World

      That is the risen for the vile and strife among the societies of man today, God said to Satan He will put enmity between his seed and the seed of Eve.

      The seed of Satan are grounded on evil and wickedness, the seed of Eve is on the ground of Love, but growing among the evil of weed or tares of this World.

      God’s children have the choice to return to the perfection of His Holiness and Love. But Satan’s children have no choice. When God cast him out with his legion of demons from heaven, it was an eternal judgment there is no appeal to that verdict.

      Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is separated from Satan as apart as Love is separated from hate and evil–BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

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      • viewsexpressed
        February 3, 2020

        Elizabeth, this is you for sure: Please note failed blind loyalist: “I, we will not give you any thumbs rating up nor down, because I think that your comment is foolish.”
        And Elizabeth, be guided that it has always been foolish and incompetent. Your comments shows nothing of some level of intellectual or understanding of the nature of dirty politics undertaking daily by your failed Skerrit and his corrupted obvious, open Labour government ably supported by his blind loyalists like you are not representing our suffering, ailing nature isle and its suffering begging people and families. We will continue writing of what we see and know happening within this failed corrupted labour government and this failed immature incompetent Prime Minister Skerrit. It is just pappyshow talk we hear. Skerrit is not on the same intellectual level and exposure in government, socio-economic development and politics of Hon Lennox Linton and his highly educated, professional UWP Team. Skerrit fails-He…

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      • Casio
        February 4, 2020

        let dem people battle over God. God just sitting there watching them with his popcorn taking his kix at nonsense.

  20. Ibo Francer
    January 31, 2020

    Mr. Skerrit just do it. Seeing is believing. You are big on talk but small on action. Not one sensible Dominican attaches any credibility to your words. The absence of an international airport has severely hampered the economic development of Dominica.

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    • Lin clown
      February 3, 2020

      NEWYORKER,sound like JACKIE GIRL alias LABOUR QUEEN a waste of time.Some of these people are in the USA for years,still living in BASEMENT and paying rent.Most of us in Dominica OWN our house.

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      • Casio
        February 4, 2020

        Actually, most of us dont. Many young people leaving schoolstill live in their parent’s house. Many look for suitable places to rent. Many are also illegally squatting. And most recently, the government is into providing housing, but no ownership papers are being given. Now paying rent to live in someon’e basement is should not be seen as a bad thing. I believe going to skerrit and the red clinic on a regular basis because you cannot feed or send your own children you take your time to make to school.

      • viewsexpressed
        February 5, 2020

        Lin Clown, this failed, lost, out of class LABOUR QUEEN a waste of time. Some of these people called Lin are all over for years,still living in a politically designed BASEMENT, anywhere and preying all her blind ignoramous loyalty to the worse and most destructive Prime “Odd” Minister, named Skerrit in our Dominica. Skerrit and his failed immature LABOUR GOVERNMENT has failed our suffering people and our families who depend of Skerrit for Bobol cash handouts. Our people have no jobs and will visit the Red Clinic (Abuse of states funds from Skerrits office) for, food,rent and loyalty, and shout out ignorantly and deliberately “We Love our PM Wi” What a fake, failed PM. Most of us in Dominica OWN our houses and PM has had no plans over 19 failed years to help out our poor people that he created as they continue to live in squalor, poverty, and begging from Skerrit. It appears that it is states funds that is being abused. Who is accounting for this? Hope the Auditor. We need a change…

  21. dissident
    January 31, 2020

    Skerrit I have no faith in you what so ever!
    Will there be a new hospital in Marigot to complement this airport?
    You know exactly who you fooling.
    You doesn’t boast de hospital at Marigot

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    • Ntoissant
      February 2, 2020

      No, because the Mexican government has not paid up yet… but they are expected to do so in the next month OR SO! Sounds familiar? Well there we go. It’s that phrase OR SO! His all time favourite.

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  22. gench
    January 31, 2020

    Papamet….Dominica have a PM then…..long time no see no hear

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    • Skerrit / China corruption airport
      January 31, 2020

      This time I really believe PM will build the international airport you know. I mean when we look at his friends, notable wanted criminals like Alireza Monfared, Diezani Madueke and so many others that are on the run from justice he just cannot have these friends, some of them are Diplomats, he just cannot continue to have them hop over islands like that because that would put them at risk of being caught be it in Puerto Rico, Barbados, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent to name a few. In fact if we had an international airport maybe Diezani would be hiding in Dominica. So with an international airport criminals would be able to fly nonstop from Iran, Iraq, Russia, the middle East China straight into Dominica. In fact that would even make it easier for enemies of the US to get in here, not mentioning drug dealers from Venezuela and other countries.

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    • Barack
      February 1, 2020

      Readers 3 new coasters in the air one for forgetful singer and the other 2 for the richest man in Dominica this information should be published also (is it true on one of our news papers) that’s one of the advantages of having a small population hmmm tell them is no longer a secret lol

    • Lin clown
      February 2, 2020

      Telemaque,the next Prime Minister will NOT be from UWP.You with your level of FOOLISHNESS,will see to that.You and your bunch of interlectuals said the stadium was a white elephant,the hospital was a pie in the sky.The NEP would not last a year.CROOKED TRAITOR.The word is CORONAVIRUS not CORONA VIRUS.You only listen to PROPAGANDA from UWP.Could not even see the 18-3 defeat.

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      • Francisco Etinne-Dods Telemaque
        February 2, 2020

        You see what chuckle head one’s like you don’t understand is that, the very intelligent as myself don’t care who is prime minister of Dominica.

        Our concern is progress, and development. Fools are only interested in Roosevelt welfare and that of his American born children. Hence, as long as he accumulate his billions and the rest of the clowns like you live like dogs waiting to lap up what he throws on ground to you your life is perfect.

        Poverty has no part with me; I would like to see all Dominicans free from the bondage of poverty; nevertheless if the majority are dumb they prefer to vote for someone simply to be dependently subjected to him who is incapable of bringing jobs and progres to them and the nation.

        Then I suggest you keep on voting for thieves vagabons and political scoundrels, rather than others who has the potential to bring significant economic change to the country, keep on voting for the one whose ambition is the passports industry!

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        • February 3, 2020

          Another old repetition, just like viewsexpress! When are you guys planning to give it up?

      • viewsexpressed
        February 5, 2020

        Lin Clown, this statement represents you, it is for, it is like you, so from Fet, read carefully and comprehend and for once forget failed incompetent, immature Skerrit and try to comprehend the bigger picture form an intellectual, well known as Fet Telemaque.
        Here it is failed Lin: Read well.
        “Our concern is progress, and development. Fools (Like you Lin) are only interested in Roosevelt welfare and that of his American born children. Hence, as long as he accumulate his billions and the rest of the clowns like you live like dogs (woof woof)lap up what he throws on ground to you your life is perfect.”
        Lin, shame on you to be so associated blindly to this failed fake incompetent Skerrit, He is really no use to us in Dominica. He has ruined our agriculture and reduced our people to poverty and begging, where they go to the Red Clinic an scout out there delivering. is your family , children, part of this scam Lin Clown. This is no laughing matter.
        Our Dominica is in a state of…

  23. gressis
    January 31, 2020

    PM you think that will be ready for April. On my calendar I marked off April based on what the PM say in November, by April we will have the airport.

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  24. Mannie
    January 31, 2020

    Be careful with the people coming in wii

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  25. Concerned
    January 31, 2020

    Technically we already have an international airport with so few passengers the airlines struggle to fill flights resulting in very high costs.

    Does anybody actually think building a longer runway with pretty buildings will suddenly and magically make thousands upon thousands of people come to stay in a few nice hotels? Guadeloupe and Martinique have airports with direct flights from the US and Europe. Does the region need another one just a few miles away?

    Another factor. The runway as planned will have crosswinds. As we all know they can be substantial on that side of the island. The Portsmouth layout would be better but it would displace a number of people.

    Personally I think Skerrit is playing to many people that haven’t thought this through. All they see is the promise of an international airport and the floods of riches this will entail. I think this is rather unrealistic to say the least.

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    • NY/DCAN.
      January 31, 2020

      So your neighbor has a lawn mower and your lawn needs mowing, do you buy one or borrow your neighbor’s.. Well hell NO!! you go buy one..
      So all the other Islands in the region has International Airports, so you take is, we don’t need one???.HMMMM!!!
      Well speak for yourself..Its just a freaking hassle to travel from NY to Dominica.. I almost don’t even want to be bothered with going sometimes(I have to). And I’m sure others can attest to that frustration also..
      I say build the much needed Airport and Jah will do the rest.

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      • Me
        February 3, 2020

        Can you borrow an airport?

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      • viewsexpressed
        February 3, 2020

        NY/DCAN., Let me advise you, please be guided that, our roads are dangerous and frightening and after 19 years Skerrit has not had nor put a plan to develop our narrow, pot holes, treacherous road. Skerrit take of doing things or giving away stuff like its the birthday of a God Child and others who will receive that gift in cash or kind, that will make that child happy and his/her family feel good.
        The last election was failure, so even if Satan is within the disciples, Jesus, like our people knows that Skerrit is a fake, a failed leader, a failed Prime (Odd)Minister.
        Our infrastructure is at its worse, our hotels limited where many have failed and closed down. No revenue, tourist not coming to Dominica because there of no plans to elevate what we have. It`s the same old Gardens, now in ruins, waterfalls, to update, but slippery. Many other sites abandoned, has not been updated to 2020 period. Again Skerrit is operating just like the first day this immature, boyish came to office…

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      • viewsexpressed
        February 5, 2020

        NY/Dca. People travel from UK to Dominica, Africa to Dominica, Australia to Dominica, from far away places to Dominica. They will not fly direct to Dominica, they will hub going through to the closest route and airport that passengers will be in Transit. This is the nature of the flight that I have experienced from the age of 18, heading to UWI in Jamaica, or off to Grenada, Miami or Brasil. This is traveling in 2020. To fly to other countries we have overnight many times in Antigua, Barbados and we end up arriving home safely. This is not a Domininca thing. We have a small ruined economy, crippled by this failed PM, called Skerrit, who is spontaneous, not an intellectual, has no knowledge of long term projects/programmes and its sustainability. Skerrit operates like Santa Claus, waiting to give $ to poverty families & toys to poor children, therefore he asks for something in return whereas Santa Claus gives away books, toys that appreciates poor children and their poor families. fail.

    • Ripe patat
      February 1, 2020

      While I agree on Skerrit playing games with the people, an international airport has many benefits to the country. It’s what you do with the infrastructure at the end of the day. We’re building all of these hotels that are empty because of low traffic into Dominica and cost advantages of going to competing islands. Going to other countries before hitting Dominica is a big obstacle for many stay over tourists – we can’t capture that demand right now. Using Dominica as a shipping hub would also be a great optimization of the space. It’s a wise investment, if done well

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      • viewsexpressed
        February 3, 2020

        Ripe patat: “While I agree on Skerrit playing games with the people, an international airport has many benefits to the country….”
        Mr RP while I condone your thoughts on this matter, it`s going 20yrs now this failed incompetent Skerrit is talking of airport. Lately, Skerrit and his government has ignored the people of Dominica and flies all over the world, as far as possible selling our passports to nefarious people we know not of. There is and has been lack of transparency and to date it`s pretty obvious that these people who bought our passports are travelling all over in peace away from their own states passport, are now glued to ours and we have seen no benefits from the sale of our passports except our pm, those agents from far away may have benefitted handsomely and it appears that the same maybe for Skerrit? That`s why we have been asking for an audit, to adopt transparency for our states finances etc. We need accountability,in absence its forgery and Bobol.(vole).Skero…

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      • viewsexpressed
        February 4, 2020

        Ripe patat, I enjoyed reading what yo wrote: “Going to other countries before hitting Dominica is a big obstacle for many stay over tourists – we can’t capture that demand right now. Using Dominica as a shipping hub would also be a great optimization of the space. It’s a wise investment, if done well”
        Well thought off. We in government service understand the bigger picture and the process it takes to implement any project, be it airport, school or roads. The issue is we have this failed incompetent Skerrit. He appears spontaneous, lacks the level of socio-economic development and is this flamboyant child seeking fame and loyalty from we Dominicans. Many and I abandoned this man years now. We can`t be hard working civil servants and this clown out there talking BS and appears ignoramous to the bigger picture whereas we have many well educated intellectual Dominicans within the civil service and overseas.. Skerrit is all fame and it`s all about himself. Buys people through Red Clinic…

    • SoCrates
      February 1, 2020

      I totally agree. I have always said that what Dominica needs is timely and reliable connections from the neighbouring islands. Not all communities in the developed countries have international airports. Some are served by regional airport, which means you have to fly to a larger airport depending on your destination. Some of those distances are much farther than those between Dominica and Guadeloupe, Martinique, or Antigua. It is not uncommon to see planes that look exactly like LIAT at Heathrow airport in London heading to smaller airports in England.
      The PM should use our limited resources on social programs instead, such as health and education.

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    • Anthony P. Ismael
      February 1, 2020

      The cross winds that you described, is a major issue. We really need to get this done. The island will not and cannot move forward with Charles Douglas in its current iteration.

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  26. Shaka zulu
    January 31, 2020

    in the next few weeks we will start payments to some of the land owners,” he said.
    That my friends is the definition of preposterous.
    Why are we paying some and not making sure all agreements are final? What if a few folks spend next 5 years holding out? What is the country doing to recover money paid to land owners by government back in 98? What do we owe China and how do we plan on paying back. Will we eventually have to give up control of our Treasury to china when we fail to pay them? Will they eventually take over port lime they did in Kenya, sri Lanka Djibouti and elsewhere? We must be the responsibility of China. 20 years you failed to build economic capacity and it seems lime Dominica and dominicans don’t learn. We will soon be overunned by Haitians and the whole country will turn to a glorified slum. I am not wishing but that is the direction we heading.

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    • Shaka zulu
      January 31, 2020

      Here is where i am puzzled. If it is a national priority why in Gods name we are making same errors of past? Why is the source of funding and repayment terms not put before the parliament so the people of Dominica knows what national debt this will incur? Nothing is free in this world. How are we paying for operations and maintenance cost? Are we having Chinese take care of that alo g with the roads stadium hospital etc? A geotechnical survey is done to help determine what soil conditions exist eg compaction, faults and other geologic hazards soil plasticity etc. This is all important for building large structures and putting needed engineering controls which are used to determine overall cost. The sale acquisition of land is also cost to build. How are you already spending money and don’t have all info yet you ready to ask for funding. Dominica is really a place where fools seems to have originated. This is the same reason why geothermal in limbo. One JA who does not get it.

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      • Just Thinking
        February 1, 2020

        Fools rush in were angels fear to tread,
        Please look back at ALL the statements on this airport from the PM
        American company on the island to accomplish these tasks,remembers?
        Chinese on island to build,denied by China,?
        Cheques ready and being given out to landowners all surveys complete.?
        If Dominicans keep falling for this,the future is as bright as Zimbabwe .

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        • viewsexpressed
          February 3, 2020

          “Fools rush in were angels fear to tread,
          Please look back at ALL the statements on this airport from the PM”.
          It is sad. This is where we are under this failed immature Skerrit and his questionable corrupted Labour government. We need answers, it is just talk, and talk and nonsensical talk.
          Our infrastructure is disastrous, frightening and has been ignored over the passed 20 yrs now under this weak so called flamboyant empty Skerrit.
          Dominicans please wake up and let your voices be heard. Your children are coming up and they too will be under this spell of Failed Skerrit and this Jumbie incompetent Labour Party. They have failed us our people. Under Skerrit this failed Labour Government has killed our agricultural produce and these people in the rural country areas ad suffering ad no reduced to poverty and bagoong and dependency on Skerrit through the Red Clinic abuse states funds and have by-pass the Welfare Division. Shame on Skerrit – Shame on his blind followers – Shame on…

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  27. Wait & See
    January 31, 2020

    I more believe the Al Jazeera report than this story. The Al Jazeera report states that Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit handed a Diplomatic Passport to Diezani Madueke, the former Oil Minister of Nigeria and shortly after that, a shell company was formed in Delaware, which followed by the purchase of a building in Manhattan NY, linked to Diezani Madueke. In fact Al Jazeera made it clear that Diezani Madueke PURCHASED that building for PM Skerrit and his wife, Melissa Skerrit moved into that building shortly after it was purchased and later she was joined by her husband as seen in photos. I know for a fact the the US is closing down on investigation and it’s just a matter of time before arrests warrants will be issued

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    • Mesiah
      January 31, 2020

      Sour grapes. Don’t choke on it :)

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      • Toto
        February 2, 2020

        Is only the pips I choking on. Skerrits pips too big.

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  28. Satan is A LIAR
    January 31, 2020

    Good thing I NEVER listen to one thing that Satan ever says because Jesus tell us in John 8:44 that Satan has been a liar from the very beginning and he Satan, is the FATHER of Lies.

    Concerning the above article I strongly doubt Skerrit going to issue any money and if he does pay people, I believe it will be legal legal way of paying people for his dirty corrupt work.

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    • Gouvelma
      January 31, 2020

      When will Dominicans smarten up!?!?!? Skerrit is in the process of paying for lands that he is not sure is suitable for airport construction. By his own admission he is first acquiring land to do geotechnical studies to determine its suitability for airport development. What if the land is not conducive or suited for airport development? Will he go back to the people and say here is your land we want our money back? It is hard to believe that Skerrit has advisors. Who in earth is advising him to put cart before horse? Most likely a …. is giving that advice. Doesn’t he know that intelligent people read the news from Dominica? Every time Skerritt speaks he appears in my eyes to be dillisional. I am calling on the courts to act quickly and get this deranged man out of the office of prime minister. He is ready to construct an international airport without feasibility study, without geotechnical studies, without a plan and without confirmed source of funding. Where is the airport fund?

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      • viewsexpressed
        February 3, 2020

        Gouvelma, Thanks much for this observation. This failed Skerrit is just spontaneous, ill-thought, dismissive, lacks in knowledge of socio-economic development. Its now over 19 years this political clown has been on the go about our international airport.
        How can we have this man responsible for our international airport when he is hardly ever in Dominica and returns empty handed but just talking endless BS on matters that we can`t comprehend and don`t understand.
        Failed Skerrit and his failed Labour government has ruined our agricultural base, our farmers and their families are suffering because the focus has been moved from an agricultural based island to one of Passport sales that definitely does not benefit our people. Our farmers have been subjected to abandon their agricultural and failed Skerrit has had to this day no replacement where our hard working farmers could not get on with life. It is the big people out there who benefit from our passports because of Skerrit. Shame.

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