Mold and fungus force closure of Marigot Hospital

File photo of the Marigot Hospital which was originally shut down in 2014 due to termite infestation
File photo of the Marigot Hospital which was originally shut down in 2014 due to termite infestation

The discovery of mold and fungus inside, the Marigot Hospital has forced its temporary closure, health authorities say.

“It is with regret that the Ministry of Health and Environment informs the general public about the temporary closure of the Marigot Hospital,” a government press release said on Thursday. “The Ministry took such a decision after the discovery of mold and fungus within the structure of the building.”

The release said the closure was taken in the best interest of the staff, clients and the public after careful consideration and consultation with relevant authorities.

“In the meantime, the services provided by the Marigot Hospital have been moved to the Wesley Health Center,” it stated. “Since the closure last week of the Marigot Hospital, officials of the Ministry have been working overtime to find a building in the area properly suited to house a medical facility.”

A press conference will be held on Friday to give an update on that matter.

The Marigot Hospital was first shut down in 2014 because of a severe termite infestation.

At a press conference on May 6, 2015, Health Minister, Dr. Kenneth Darroux said a new hospital for Marigot is on the cards because it is a policy decision of the government.

A meeting of the residents of Marigot is expected to take place on Thursday evening to discuss the matter.

MP for Marigot Lennox Linton said that the government is using the Marigot Hospital to play politics with him and the United Workers Party.

“So the Marigot Hospital now has become an avenue where they are hoping to embarrass Lennox Linton by talking about whether or not he is representing the interest of his constituency,” he said on Q95 on Wednesday.

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91 Comments

  1. Concerned
    June 13, 2016

    Dominicans watch and pray and pray and watch.

  2. Anthony P. Ismael
    June 12, 2016

    It’s sad that functioning adults have been conditioned to accept mediocrity as the norm. Marigot hospital is out of commission and PMHS isn’t any better, so what gives? Is it political to demand a state of the art hospital capable to rendering medical care to our citizens? Is it political to expect a proper functioning hospital near the island’s major airport? We talk and talk about tourism all day long. Why would tourist want to visit our island for lengthy periods of time, knowing full well that unexpected illness is equivalent to Russian Roulette?

  3. Safety not Politics
    June 10, 2016

    As part of aviation standards, there must be a hospital and and fire and ambulance station in close proximity of any airport. So if the most se sible thing was to shut down the hospital with no temporary location, then the aviation authorities have the right to shut down the airport and the ministers know that.

  4. KID ON THE BLOCK
    June 10, 2016

    The Pal Rep. for Marigot is a FAIEN….A damn LAZY ONE too!….What a shame. While HE trying to bring down Skerrit, things HE should be mindful about are braking down on him.

  5. My View
    June 10, 2016

    That labour administration is too wicked. In the last budget debate 4 million dollars was allocated for a health Centre in Vieille Case. Right now there are only 25 students in Vieille Case Primary School. If this not wickedness and victimization, tell me what it is.

  6. Favoured
    June 10, 2016

    The main hospital Princess Margaret Hospital is no better off than the Marigot hospital. In fact it may be worst. The PMH is not being sanitized against anything. There are leaking roofs, contaminated ceilings, damp areas all over the hospital that is conducive to mold and fungus. But added to that there is an invasion of pigeons at the PMH coming from the rubbish dump and yes they nest and defecate all over the hospital. The grounds of PMH is largely overgrown making it conducive to the harbouring of rodents; the garbage disposal and biowaste system is a mess. So the environmental health department should shut down PMH.

    • Face the Facts
      June 11, 2016

      Pigeons? Not birds?
      Pigeons lay eggs and produce little ones under roofs and wherever they nest. They destroy roofs of houses. The authorities should ensure their immediate removal.
      Ontario is infested with them; probably Canada for that matter. They are a nuisance and unclean. They are supposed to fly south in winter but some of them do not. Some of them, as soon as it is Spring (they know very well when) return to commence laying eggs.
      In any case where did these pigeons come from? I was never aware that Dominica had pigeons and not living/breeding under the roof of the PMH.
      It is said that some pigeons when flying lose their way and simply lodge where they land. This may be the problem at PMH.
      The authorities may have to consult experts on this to remove them. The PMH roof may have to be repaired for they and their poo are destructive. It is also unhealthy for patients, workers and neighbors. They should do their utmost to get rid of them.

  7. ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
    June 10, 2016

    The head of goverment should be ashamed of themselves. The main thing on the agenda should be a proper hospital. All the money that was wasted on unnessary things should have put in place to see that this hospital is up and running. There will always be sick people that needs medical attention. Every time i hear or read about Dominica health facilities condition it hurt’s my heart. To the leaders please use common sense. Don’t put the cart before the donkey. Do what is best for your people. Heads of the island. You all bellow bow you love Dominica and its people. Please show me action speaks louder than words. My prayer is that the hospital will be taken care of. Take care of your health facilities. I know that u leaders have big money so if you and your family get sick you can go to a country that has the best doctors. The poor people in Domica. They will be left to die. Please please the outside world is looking.many people do not want to come to Dominica because of healthcare.

    • Nutral
      June 11, 2016

      It seems DA have no poor plp. BC they sit on their behinds, totally brainwashed by everything that is affecting them,what are they doing,suffering in silence..My plp are too wicked to themselves. This is pure mental slavery.When rain falls it falls on each and every one house top. Emancipate you all selves from this BS.SHAME.!!!

  8. country man
    June 10, 2016

    I would have thought that a hospital in close proximity to the island major airport would be given maximum priority and attention. Only Jah knows what is going on in Dominica.

  9. Dora
    June 9, 2016

    Give me a break, Marigot hospital was closed because of termite infestation but Princess Margaret Hospital has termite infestation as well so what’s the difference? We as Dominicans too hypocrite, bad quality& ignorant to tell me termites& droppings falling on visitors & patients at PMH but nobody saying anything about that is hospitals in the sky you all still dreaming about. You people need to wake up& Stop playing party politics because too late will be Dominica cry

  10. Chief Jaco
    June 9, 2016

    I sure bet that meeting is about mass demonstration, blockage of road and disruption of people livelihood instead of seeking an amicable solution.

    • youth
      June 10, 2016

      And whats your point? It seems that demonstration is illegal only in Dominia. People all over the world demonstrate and they prove a point. Salaries in the public service are where they are today because of demonstrations

      I really wonder whats wrong with Dominicans like you!

  11. hmmn
    June 9, 2016

    wow… its just so unfortunate that the poor has to suffer .

  12. baffled
    June 9, 2016

    The marigot hospital health team…Dr …..a labourite…..chn another labourite….pharmacist labourite…dentist …another labourite….wrd sr …another labourite….all of them is labour.

  13. June 9, 2016

    tony said that the $18000000.00 west bridge is an emergency what about a hospital for the north east?

  14. Mac
    June 9, 2016

    Mould and the lack of labour supporter in marigot

  15. Face the Facts
    June 9, 2016

    It is not unusual that old buildings could eventually have mold, fungus and termites. Moisture could probably cause this.
    There is a certain church in Toronto which is presently undergoing repairs due to mold. My personal explanation of this is, the building was not properly built; cheap material and workmanship. However, it is an old church which was built almost 50 years ago.
    Some time ago, it was decided that the church hall would be expanded. Prior to this an inspection was conducted. Water was found underneath the church hall which is in the basement of the church.
    At this moment, this church is practically closed during renovations which will take some months to complete.

    • Ryan
      June 9, 2016

      Who cares!!

    • June 11, 2016

      canadian La’Diabless one day you may enter into the light

  16. mine
    June 9, 2016

    I blame Edison for the hospital, he should check the hospital frequently being he was the Parl. Rep at the the time.

    • doctor
      June 10, 2016

      I BLAME SKERRIT and TIMOTHY given they were the ministers of finance and healt respectively. we all know the opposition has been calling on this imcompetent leader called skerrit with the challenges of their constituencies but in an effort the punish the ppl for not voting labour they did nothing.. SKERRIT and his supporters may think they punishing ppl from marigot and wesley for not voting but in essense they don’t know they are doing more harm than good given it is the main medical facility that service the islands main airport(douglas Charles) they don’t seem to realise that since seaborne ,humming bird,air sunshine and liat operates direct flights into us ports the FAA can consider dominica as unsafe and downgrade it in effect barring dirrect flights from dominica to us ports.. i wonder who this lazy government will blame should that happens..

    • ????
      June 10, 2016

      The last time I checked….Edison James lost the election in 2000. That is 16 year ago. Your 16 year old child was born during the reign of LABOUR. \let the blame fall where it should.

    • Dominican
      June 10, 2016

      You are ridiculous and you know it. It is sixteen years since mr. James was in charge of the country and an M.P. is not responsible for the maintenance and up keep of a national facility like a hospital in the first place. That is the responsibility of the Min. of Health, which itself is is part of the ruling government at the time. Government also has a dept. of Environmental Health. What did they do to inspect and make sure appropriate measures were taken to prevent this situation to develop in the first place?

  17. Face the Facts
    June 9, 2016

    Throughout the years buildings have weathered seasonal rain and storms. How much rain water and wet soil can those buildings withstand throughout the years, as the Marigot Hospital?
    My suggestion to you critics is why not Google the cause of molding, fungus and termites to ascertain what may have caused this problem at the Marigot Hospital?

    • Dominican
      June 10, 2016

      Facts, I guess this government and its departments are oblivious of the concept of “preventative maintenance”. Like in your old church in Toronto (…I would not call a 50 year old church old by the way!) bad construction can be blamed and inadequate ventilation could be the result of that because it is well known that molds/fungi thrive in poorly ventilated environments. Lack of- or inadequate maintenance would be another contributory factor, which in turn would indicate poor management. We should stop looking for excuses and lay the blame at the feet of those we appoint, and pay to take care of such matters in the interest of all our citizens, and visitors alike, who are unfortunate enough to need the medical services of a facility like this.

      • Face the Facts
        June 11, 2016

        Moisture accumulates, is lodged in the crevices and under some buildings. Most churches are soundproof; to keep sounds of worship and singing in.
        The windows are constructed in such a manner that they cannot be opened. At the end of worship, once the congregation leaves, the doors are shut for safety reasons since churches have a security system.
        Note the Marigot Hospital building. It was constructed on the ground.. Consider the amount of rain which fall in Dominica. This situation could have been attributed to water leakage and moisture underneath the building which caused the mold and fungus; also improper drainage.
        I am not an expert. These are my personal views. There may be an underlying worst situation which I am obviously not aware of.
        Construction builders and experts should identify the real cause of this problem.
        As far as I am concerned, it should not be a political issue. This situation has to be rectified ASAP without much ado and fanfare.

      • Face the Facts
        June 11, 2016

        I would further state, expect this of buildings which are constructed flat on the ground. The same applies to old wooden houses and those with wooden stilts.
        This also occurs in houses with basements. During rain/snow storms, water seeps in and floods those areas. Basements must be treated and sealed to avoid water seeping in and molding.
        By the way, the entire church flooring which was carpeted had to be removed and repaired. It is called diagnostic repairs. Therefore, there was a serious problem of molding underneath the church. Churchgoers were not aware of it. They did not notice it but the experts did.
        I know the church secretary. I have not discussed it with her. During the week the church and the office are closed until they are completely repaired. Sometime I will telephone her.
        As the priest said, after the repairs, the church (inside) will be as good as new. Parishioners are patiently looking forward to the end of this inconvenience.

  18. Lisad
    June 9, 2016

    Are there not paid maintenance workers at the hospital? If you all were doing your work properly the problem would have been dealt with earlier. Politics is in everything but check who suffers at the end of the day.

  19. June 9, 2016

    Dominica is in a bad way ,politics is ruining the country. If the hospital were in a labour area it would have been different.?only asking.

  20. Thomas
    June 9, 2016

    Termite, mold, fungus? Sounds like the persons directly employed in the hospital and persons in its environs are to share a big part of the responsibility. Love Marigot but looks like some Marigot people must be directly responsible. Wondering, who is really playing politics?

    • insider
      June 9, 2016

      mr Thomas are you saying that staff nd the people of marigot are to be blamed ,if so then you are surely not well sir. In 2014 the hospital was shut down due to termite infestation and nothing was done about it. the place that was then allocated for the hospital after this incident had no windows just one entry and exit. no washroom for patients and two beds.basically a basement.sir please get your facts straight before you utter such rubbish again….by the way every response you give I will have an even better answer for you.

  21. MR Dominica
    June 9, 2016

    Charles Saverine needed medical treatment he went to martinique, pitbull needed care he went to quadloupe, Skeritt’s wife had his children in new york and i bet it was at one of the best hospitals in the area.Still he fools the people of Dominica whom he has comdemned to a life of poverty because there are no jobs ,agriculture is dead and he and his gang benifit from this by giving cheap plywood and other hand outs to get votes but the medical facilities are falling apart . this is the second time in a few months he had to close the hospital for this. my question is when are Dominicans going to throw these guys out and let him know that it is not right to bring peiple from new york to vote,these people have their jobs and proper medical care which does not exist in Dominica . PEOPLE WAKE UP

  22. Pipirit
    June 9, 2016

    Winston, black Jack and Jade go to a scrub, maybe your brain will wake up .

  23. June 9, 2016

    Well is now possie hospital small as it is will have no space for people of the district. Soon it will be renamed Portsmouth Marigot Hospital.

  24. Doc. Love
    June 9, 2016

    Many Dominicans are of the opinion Skeritt needs physiatrist care. Mr. Brisbane was heavily criticized by Savarin and other DLP operatives for bringing Dominican’s attention to the fact that he was suffering from a personality disorder called Hubris. Maybe they are right. I cannot understand how the man can publicly boast to Dominicans and the rest of the world his intentions to win all twenty one seats when the next general elections come around and at the same time treating the people from Marigot like they are not human beings. It was reported, millions of dollars were spent during the just concluded by-elections in the Soufierre Constituency. Eighteen million dollars will be spent to build a bridge that is not urgently needed. Presently, a few dollars are needed to destroy molds in the hospital, their is no money, that is wicked. By the way, as a young boy, I saw that bridge being built, a young lady died on bridge while is was being built, I say no more.

  25. KID ON THE BLOCK
    June 9, 2016

    The Pal Rep for Marigot is a FAIEN…

    • Doc. Love
      June 9, 2016

      You are right, he is FAIEN, If he had the mentality of Savarin, what is happening now to Marigot and Salisbury could never happen under his watch.

    • Me
      June 10, 2016

      Kid, have you ever met the person in charge of our Enviironmental Health Dept.? Enough said.

  26. Mamizoo
    June 9, 2016

    IThe true Labir Party was built on the ptomise of being ever watchful and sympathetic ti the cause of the poor. Unfortunately these imposters pride themselves on using the poir to enrich themselves while poor people become poorer and more dependent on these imposters.
    It is very interesting that today you dont hear the labor party talk about uplifting the poor like Mike and Rosie and Pierro. Back then it was the labor party agsinst the gwo bourge Roseau .
    But when you own multimillion dollar homes, villas and real estate howcan you identify or talk sbout the plight of the poor. Rossie though his family was not poor lived poor. He settled for the same old building by the market in Portsmouth.
    I just dont understand hiw Rosie could be so wrong in his selection of one Roosevelt Skerrit. Was Rosie that desperate? Only Rosie can tell

  27. Too Hard Too Long
    June 9, 2016

    Another thing for UWP to rejoice about.

    • Me
      June 10, 2016

      You are sick, but if you are unfortunate enough to live in the Marigot area there is nobody to take care of your malady.

  28. jonathan st jean
    June 9, 2016

    Well look it,another clear example that this government and in this case the minister of health,Dr Darroux,have let Dominica down yet again.The Roseau river has 3 bridges and yet it’s such an emergency,that they rush to build a 4th.Can you imagine how they characterize the Marigot hospital.In 2 years It’s been shut down two times.Heaven help us

  29. June 9, 2016

    This is a serious blow for the poor

  30. June 9, 2016

    https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/economy-development/marigot-hospital-to-become-trauma-centre/

    How on earth people who call themselves people of faith can burry their heads in the sand while deceit, “conmanship” , economic slavery and injustice are imposed on a people by thieves posing as care takers.
    But then again in order for evil to prosper do call hood people must intensify hypocrisy and are themselves deceitful phonies.
    The culture of greed and selfishness is beyond tolerance and the chickens come home to roost there will be blood

  31. June 9, 2016

    The hospital is unhabitable what is wrong with you people.Margwesar

    • Me
      June 10, 2016

      Popam, you put your finger on the obvious. The Marigot hospital is uninhabitable indeed! the proprietor let the woodants, dry rot, mold and rodents take over. Normally this called NEGLIGENCE!

  32. June 9, 2016

    I remember engaging the Prime Minister in a discussion on Kairi FM after I heard him brandishing the purchase of a CT scan as serious development of the health care system in Dominica. I acknowledged the benifit of the scanner but then said to him that it is counter productive to talk about a CT scan whereas two hospitals are infested by pests and rodents. His excuse to me was “how could they have prevented the infestation when it started from the roof. He also told me Kairi that even in America hospitals have infestation problems. During the conversation I realize I was talking to a child that was being protected by the program hist Mervin Paul. Once I began asking the PM to take responsibility and stop these silly excuses Mervyn Paul cut me off.
    After the PM went on to say that the problem would be fixed very soon. That was almost 2 1/2 years ago.

  33. June 9, 2016

    One thing I know the people and the village of Marigot cannot be fooled and the few DLP supporter they have in that village cannot even make any dent because this do not have anything to do with Politics it’s a matter of life and death, so PM you came to the right church but you are sitting on the wrong bench. Over the years you have decided to punish the people because they refuse to VOTE for you but what you didn’t realized you couldn’t succeed and that’s eating you up inside you are like a mad man.
    Now the game you have been playing is over and the people from the CARIB TERRITORY down to CALIBISHIE are shouting loudly so you can hear the time is now not tomorrow we are not going to take it any more.
    Every one from that constituency should go out in large number to the meeting .. This is for the law enforcement officers this is for you.. don’t go to the meeting to intimidate the people they are fighting for you also, and the Police and the people must work together to…

  34. Jaded
    June 9, 2016

    It is embarrassing that an institution like a hospital had to deteriorate to the level. Where was the parl rep for all those years? Why did he not bring it to the attention of the authorities? Terrible!!

    • June 9, 2016

      Have you been listening over the years please don’t try to justify what the Government have been doing When DLP came to Marigot to find someone to send up for the last election do you know how many persons they approached but they said they wanted someone who would be able to beat Linton and as a fool they decided to put up Christmas , but all the promises they made did not materialized and the hospital and roads were just a few, and to be disrespectful to the people of Marigot PM said if they Vote UWP PARTY into power the BLOOD of the people will be on there hands, did the people fall for his bag of tricks NO and they will not again,.
      To those supporters of DLP no one is asking you to stop following them that is all up to you but you a very smart people and you know wrong and right but you and your families are also feeling the blast of the actions of the Government , Do not believe it’s a Linton thing it’s not it’s all about you and your families HEALTH so stand in…

    • %
      June 9, 2016

      Stop your idiocy.The parl rep HONOURABLE Linton, is not the one paid to do this type of investigation and/inspection of government buildings…It amazes me the amount of idiocy that occupies the head of you all Labourites…No wonder when Skerrit insults fellow Dominicans,,you all clap at the insulting and vitriolic languages.

    • Shameless
      June 9, 2016

      The parl rep needs to ask Marigot people to shut down the northern part of the country until they get a hospital or the government resigns which ever one come first. He has gotten too soft if u ask me.

    • baffled
      June 9, 2016

      excuse me jaded….please get your facts straight before you speak. Are you aware that the hospital has an administration team? who exactly is on that team you may ask? the DMO…..son of a certain minister so trust me they know. in 2014 they knew about the termites still they turned a blind eye. now mold because the building the hospital was functioning at has nooooooooooooo windows.one big door to go n come and a whole bunch of air condition. please don’t utter nonsense they knew long time.

    • doctor
      June 10, 2016

      the parl reps made the case but the skerrit in his usual dismissive way brushed them off.

  35. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    June 9, 2016

    “Mold and fungus force closure of Marigot Hospital”

    That is baloney!
    Mold and fungus no matter how severe can be cleaned up we see that everyday in America! What is happening here is nothing more than victimization of the people whom that hospital for over a hundred years.
    Skerrit is taking Dominica apart piece by piece, and unable to replace anything, what sort of devils heart in is in Skerrit?
    Skerrit sprit; his heart is evil, the man is sick, psychologically, he is beyond reason! How can a human being be so evil?
    We should always be eager to build and not breakdown. God instructs us to plant our vineyards, and build or cities. Every single day of the year Skerrit caused some damage in the country affecting the very life of every Dominican living in Dominica.

    • DA Sweet
      June 9, 2016

      Francisco, Are you afraid when they bring you down in a wheel chair there will be no diapers or no polli dent for your false teeth? You can unleash all you want because your empty rhetoric goes up in the air! Yes, you are one of us so we will save some bulgur, broth kiee, wet wipes, gum to make sure your false teeth stay in your mouth. Come back home cousin and you will see how sweet DA is! Yes you will still continue to get your public assistant check like me.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        June 10, 2016

        I will be afraid because your mother and half decaying farther will be wearing the.

        You will never see me return to dead nor as a cripple, in a wheelchair? I can afford to take care of my medical bills, for the rest of my life, along with paying someone to as an in home care giver.

        Any Dominican who has ever seen me travel across America, and in Canada know that I travel with a paid nurse okay, so worry about you and your family existing in poverty!

        I have my children, and grandchildren her who will look after me even if I ever become demented and can’t take care of myself, if you are a dog bark after your parents who has nothing to you! My life is complete and taken care of. I have never stretched my hand out for anything free in my entire life.

        I do not take anything free not even from my children, so shut up you bastard!

        DNO I think I deserve the right to put that idiot in his/her place!

    • NabesandI
      June 9, 2016

      You are a donkey do your research before opening your big mouth

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        June 9, 2016

        As for you a fly which fly’s in the face of a dog; both dog and fly uses their instincts much better than you can utilized your commonsense, you are a pile of stinking decaying garbage, just thought I’d let you know.

        The only thing I have to research is the pile of human garbage who brought you on earth to breath the same oxygen as other humans!

      • Domo
        June 10, 2016

        I agree with you
        This man is not donkey because donkey bray at the same time every day
        He is just a fool ,playing wise,
        DNO should ban him and his foolish comments
        His is just an unlearn manicou

    • mine
      June 9, 2016

      All the bad things you are saying pertains to you because hatred is evil. You can make a contribution help build on.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        June 9, 2016

        Everybody must contribute, people have been contributing for as long as I can remember, what has Skerrit, done with the contributions; what purpose has the contributions served Dominica?

        The contributions goes into the hierarchy of the Labor Party pockets! As recently as Erika, there is a group of Dominicans who contributed ten thousand dollars to help; as far as we know that money did not go into any use to help anyone in the country, except the lady minister in who’s hand the money was entrusted!

        The people who contributed that money has ask Francine to tell them what she did with the ten thousand dollars U. S., which is equivalent to a meager twenty-six thousand nine hundred dollars in East Caribbean Currency.

        She has failed to tell the contributors what she did with their money, nor has she denied they gave her the money!

        I am not prepared to give my money to any so called cause in Dominica to help any Dominica government ministers buy SUV’s and hundreds of…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        June 9, 2016

        I am not prepared to give my money to any so called cause in Dominica to help any Dominica government ministers buy SUV’s and hundreds of thousand dollar cars, and million dollar house. For all I care you personally can starve to death: That is called hate; I have defined the word to you!

        As soon as anyone speak the truth, all of you the crabs looking for free handouts does is cry hate. Well count me a hater if that pleases you.

        But!

        I will not contribute one dime to give you a free lunch: I am retired; nevertheless, I work everyday for my money; I am not prepared to donate anything to feed any of you who are content with Skerrit and the bull, that keeps you all in poverty, always looking for freeness, and then you run out and vote for him!

        Everyone who donates money to you all have to earn their money by working, and even when governments from any country donate money which the thieves in Dominica, thief; the money is extracted from the citizen of their country taxes…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        June 9, 2016

        The money is extracted from the citizens of their country parole taxes they pay to their government. Sit on your behind and wait on me for a handout, your behind will rot in hell before I contribute a penny to help you!

        You all want Labor Party, and Skerrit, let him contribute to your poverty,you are better off that way, and will remain secure in your state of hunger poverty, and wants!

  36. UDOHREADYET
    June 9, 2016

    Mold, termite infestation and upkeep? Sounds like the people responsible for maintaining the building were not, have not and do not do their jobs!

    • Face the Facts
      June 11, 2016

      It is embarrassing. They should have consistently inspected it and did something about it a long time ago.

  37. %
    June 9, 2016

    Thats a humongous shame on an EVIL regime that has so much money frittering away,just to perpetuate in power,but the basic things needed to keep its own supporters alive are ignored.THIS DLP IS EVIL!!#!

  38. Black jack
    June 9, 2016

    Hello ? Linton where were you, should not you be in marigot looking after your people their homes Hospital so on instead all you do is running ? around town bad mouthing the Government you should be a shame of self.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      June 9, 2016

      You are an idiot, what can Lennox do, when Skerrit has Dominica heading backward for almost twenty years?

      That hospital is over a hundred years old, built out of wood, termites eat wood, they evolved in the earth, and there is nothing anybody can do to prevent them eating buildings to the ground!

      So it could be anticipated that termite damage was inevitable: There are only two options available: Repair the the damage caused by termites, or build a new hospital!

      And this time build it using lumber treated with termite chemicals which kills them when they come in contact with the wood.

      As for the mold they are talking about that is caused by humidity in all cases; when a building is unoccupied, closed up without occasional ventilation mold is compelled to take over. Dominica is in the tropics where the humidity takes over normal temperatures. The mold formed when Skerrit closed the doors of the hospital!

      You are eating your vomit talking about mold and fungous in…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      June 9, 2016

      You are eating your vomit talking about mold and fungous in Marigot people house, is it you who contaminated their homes, if you are the one you need to be shot!

    • Channel 1
      June 9, 2016

      @Black jack – Dotish, is Linton the one employed the government to inspect and maintain government buildings and institutions?

      So Linton is the one who should be walking up and down the hospital looking for mold and fungus? Linton is the one who ought to be doing the work that paid government employees should be doing?

      I maintain that one will struggle to find a more dotish set of people than Labourites. Phew!!!!

    • Time will Tell
      June 9, 2016

      You really are a Jack, shame on you. where was the doctor in charge and the consultant, the Ministry of Health. This is a disgrace, what else will this regime not do to its citizens.

    • baffled
      June 9, 2016

      please black jack…tell me what would linton do? there is A MINISTER who is a doctor responsible for health…there is a ps who was a nurse and a Pm who says he love his country. you make me laugh with this nonsense….

      • Black jack
        June 11, 2016

        What the Hell Is Linton getting paid for then, look here where i came from red blue or green it is up to the Mp and local authorities to get things moving not the government.

    • Dominican
      June 10, 2016

      If you want to hold mr. Linton responsible vote him as Prime Minister. He is not in charge but the man, who controls the purse strings.I’m sure the late beloved Pierre Cjarles was referring to people like you when he bemoaned the fact that some Do0minicans wear their ignorance as a badge of honour.

      • Black jack
        June 11, 2016

        I would not vote ❎ Linton in if he was the last man standing.

  39. Winston warrington
    June 9, 2016

    Imagine, a meeting is being called to discuss mold and fungus at the Marigot Hospital! UN GWO MAL PETAN MAMA WOSH EN CHIMEN LA!!! Where are the maintenance workers? Skerrit has to clean up too?

    • duggie
      June 9, 2016

      They were reporting, and absolutely nothing was been done.

    • June 9, 2016

      The situation at the Hospital was brought to the Labor Department attention long before the DLP recruited Dr. Christmas who was the doctor on call there, how much did he push to see that the hospital was taken care of not , and for him to believe that people would vote for him he was in la la land they rejected him. So Marigot people have a right to show PM that he will never get to rail road them and will never get there votes

    • baffled
      June 9, 2016

      Winston warrington you don’t work there neither do u know any of the internal affairs….if you want to know whats going on speak to staff…they may tell u. until then make no more idiotic comments.

    • Face the Facts
      June 11, 2016

      Some maintenance workers close their eyes. No exception where I reside. They appear to be as blind as a bat.

  40. It is rather unfortunate but we all know that this very crucial matter will result in nothing more than a bunch of talk by Politicians and some crazy statements made by callers to programs on Q95. In Dominica, everything is sensationalized for a few hours or days then placed in the folder of past grievances and forgotten. You can start with the 2014 elections irregularities then move on to the MyDominicaTradeHouse scandal then tie that in with the famous “suce cel” insult, then carry that into the Public Works debacle and on to the Lindo Park situation. Then you can start again with the news laws that were rushed through by the majority in Parliament having to do with banking and the IPO, tie that in with the unlawful giving away of 15 acres of land in the Cabrits, a part of our national heritage and culture, take that and move to the shell companies in the U.K. owned by the mother of one of the P.M.’s children, then roll right into the panama papers and Marigot Hospital.

    • I hope Dominicans, especially those affected by the closure of this Hospital is getting my drift! Stop being loud mouths calling the radio and saying things that may very well get you investigated and/or arrested. Mr. Peltier on Q95 gives you an avenue to vent ONLY to make HIS programs popular so that he can sell radio advertisements to Fine Foods, Muslim Store, Auto Trade and other business entities. This is why I am extremely confident that no action whatsoever will be taken to bring attention to these issues. Serious people DON’T CALL RADIO STATIONS AND ANNOUNCE TO THE NATION what they plan to do!!! This is the action of coward, fools and loud mouths who believes that by people hearing their voices on the radio they will somehow become famous! The facts is that EVERY SINGLE DOMINICAN IS AFRAID OF THE POLICE and will only talk but never act. The CDPF made sure to set an example in Salisbury that has the rest of Dominica trembling in their boots. I’m watching!

      • NO
        June 9, 2016

        Dr. Crappo get a life of go tend to sick Crappos in your camp. Your game plan is old and we are used to your EMPTY rhetoric.

      • *I hope Dominicans, especially those affected by the closure of this Hospital (***ARE***) getting my drift!**[Sorry…the Doctor made a boo boo:(]

      • June 9, 2016

        I agree with you stop calling and saying what you intend to do or what you a going to do .. Look for example a meeting is called for tonight at the Credit Union Hall in Marigot, now the Government representatives called for a meeting tomorrow and I guess they hopped that the organizers for tonight meeting would bow down and I’m very happy to know they will not. Q95 is good for some things but their are times when one have to say forget calling the station with plans because all you would be doing is giving away yourself, just do what you have to let it flow
        Now get the people from Sineku, Salybia, Atkinson, Marigot, Wesley, Woodford-Hill, Calibishie to come on board and stand together to fight for your HOSPITAL. Peaceful assemble and no weapon just your cell phones so the pictures can be send out for all Dominicans to see. The AIRPORT and HOSPITAL must be emergencies on the Island of Dominica PM.

  41. pure wickedness
    June 9, 2016

    Dominicans, please explain to me Range developments, a foreign Co. was given 15 acres of our Cabrits National Park and passports to sell. Skerritt told Dominicans that Range Developments is an “INVESTOR” under the Citizen By Investment Programme, (CBI). coming to invest in Dominica, to build up Dominica, to create jobs, to build hotel, to make money for Dominica. EMPTY-HANDED that so called “investor” came.

    Skerritt went to Parliament, amended the Act dealing with the Cabrits National Park and, just like that, carved out 15 ACRES for Range Developments, the foreign Co. and gave 15 ACRES of our PROPERTY, OUR LAND, to a foreigner who came with NOTHING. Whose FOOLS are YOU?

    Meanwhile, the citizens of the NORTH-EAST, who were served by the Marigot Hospital are now deprived of such a useful service. Dominicans in those 4 constituencies have worked hard to build that country, and see the ridicule, the wickedness meted out to them. Pure WICKEDNESS.

    STAND UP FOR DA NOW

  42. DA Citizen
    June 9, 2016

    Typical Dominican authorities… always reactive and not proactive. Shouldn’t this notice have come out at least a few weeks before the facility actually closed? Instead, they issue it after the fact. Still no mention of what the planned work on it will be and how long it will take before it’s reopened. Geez, does nothing change?

  43. South Beach
    June 9, 2016

    Prime Minister Skerrit,,,do us a favor please and Fire the Laisor officer you have in the Minister Health….that dude is just a BIG SPOILT BABY, that’s why he could a whipping from Marigot voters….i would recommend the pass senator from Marigot whom is at the Airport now would do a better job that the present Laisor Officer..

    He isn’t doing anything in the health field to uplift it …the guy is lost to the core…
    come on skero let mister go do his practice..

    • headz
      June 9, 2016

      amen

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