PM Skerrit asks public sector workers to go home as rain from TS Dorian continues to affect Dominica

Heavy rain from TS Dorian is affecting the island. Photo taken at Castle Comfort

Prime Minister Skerrit has issued a call for public sector workers to go home as heavy rain from Tropical Storm Dorian continues to affect the country.

The prime minister said in a statement on State-owned DBS Radio moments ago, that this decision by Cabinet was based on their concern about the vulnerability of certain areas of the country.

 “We have taken this decision recognizing that we do not believe that there is any major threat to the country, but for us the safety of our citizens and residents is always paramount and we do not want to have a situation where any persons or groups of individuals are unable to make it home because of rivers overflowing its banks or possible mudslides or landslides,” he explained.

He also called on the private sector to allow their employees to go home.

Skerrit advised the public to continue to monitor the information provided by the Office of Disaster Management (ODM) and the Met Office.

He wished everyone a safe journey home.

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51 Comments

  1. Lin clown
    August 28, 2019

    Now we know for sure there will be no more UWP after the next election.THEY HAVE ALL GONE MAD.There MADNESS started when LINTON told them multiply 3,961 by 50,000.Some of those UWP IDIOTS got 1 billion.Some got 1.1 billion,and some 1.2 billion LAZY UWP. LOOSERS.

    • Ibo France
      August 29, 2019

      That 1.2 missing billion of CBI money is weighing heavily on your mind. It’s apparent you are having sleeplessness over it. You want to wish it away. Not going to happen until the severely corrupt leader exhumes it from where it is buried. It belongs to all Dominicans. Where De Money Gone?

    • viewsexpressed
      August 29, 2019

      There is no way you Clowns are able to address the truth and the consequences that has caused our nature Island Dominica to be in such a dilapidated state of, poor governance, poverty, lies, false reporting to account for our money and resources. This is a real Poor conduct of this failed government in parliament led by this immature Skerrit unable to properly address we the people on matters of states finances and business, but there appears to be lies, innuendos and more lies by his so called fake acolytes, who will say anything in defence of this failed Skerrit. No one trusts this failed immature Skerrit and his corrupt Labour government with our states funds and the many Bobols of state affairs that was well researched and exposed to us the people by our decent champion, dedicated Hon. Lennox Linton, who will be our truthful transparent, decent Prime Minister and address the political mess of this Skerrit who has left a mess but we will rise again back to decency in government.

  2. Joe Linton
    August 28, 2019

    for the lenniots asking about the money here is a quick lesson that should make you all see how foolish and gullible you are especially those who ought to know better like the baron and vital but because of foolish politics insist on keeping the small fraction of the foolish ones in DCA foolish….
    Lennox claims based on an actual figure presented by the FS (Transparency #1) 3961 citizens were approved from Aug. to Dec. 2018 with the actual names who were approved (trans. #2.anyone can now perform their due diligence), he lazily divided that 3961 by 5 months =792.2 then ASS U MES that every month for the next 7 months (total 12 mths) 792.20 citizens are sold, then he LAZILY averaged each sale at an average of USD$50,000 i.e.(792.20x12xUSD$50,000×2.7169=EC$1.291 Billion), then he said OHHHH LOOK IT Govt reported EC$266M so AYE MY IDIOTIC FOLLOWERS $1.2B DOLLARS MISSING BASED ON MY FOOLISH STUPID HYPOTHETICAL ASSumption and the crowd ROAR to see such assiness… CBI Unit exists FYI!!!!

    • Really?
      August 29, 2019

      So the money doesn’t exist, eh?
      Ok… Since you are so smart, will you tell us why Roosevelt Skerrit is turning the Ministry of Finance upside down looking for receipts to show Lennox Linton where the money is? I’m waiting…

  3. Red red ready
    August 27, 2019

    All you blue vex. All you just jealous of our PM. He went all over to get his money and bozo Lennox want to take it from him and lieing about the billions. How the PM can hide all that money? Plus, our PM is so handsome. Lennox is not handsome like our PM. Our PM helps people if they sick and cannot pay to go Martinique for treatment. PM giving us apartments too. Lennox want to stop our programs. We love our PM. No matter what we voting Labour for 5 more years.

    • Toto
      August 29, 2019

      You brainless lemming. Is best you ask PM to give you free coke as well so you do not have to think, just follow him and be happy for ever. That the new world order in Dominica place of zombies, hell in paradise.

    • Neville
      August 29, 2019

      Lazy Red Clinic member. You should be ashamed of yourself for coming on here and tell us that you are a beggar. Your PM has taken money that belongs to the state of Dominica and puts it in accounts abroad and occasionally he feeds the likes of you a few crumbs. You of course in your selfishness starts singing like a bird. You guys have not got an ounce of character left in your body!

    • viewsexpressed
      August 29, 2019

      Red red ready. absolutely yo are not ready, because no one is able to comprehend what is it that yo have written that we are able to follow and at least support you. Well, I am telling yo that with your big fake loyalty for Skerrit, you have failed in this attempt to say something to us. Please try again, this script has just been dumped into the Skerrit’s corrupt labour Rubbish Bin.
      Hon Linton , is focussed, a very decent and committed man, who will be Prime Minster because your Skerrit has failed. We trust and look forward to the UWP Government, a group of honest, disciplined, dedicated and honest people.
      Skerrit ust Go, he has failed us big time. He must Go, Go away and leave us alone. All these blind followers, please decide if yo are for our Domininca, or for failed incompetent Skerrit where the abusive Red Clinic was initiated. What an insult to our people for Skerrit to do this. Shame on Skerrit and he must Go to belittle our people to begging . Skerrit is a failure, he…

    • What happen?
      August 29, 2019

      :lol: Labourites!
      All you not supporting “Red red Ready”?
      Not one like man? Labourites, show your girl/boy some love. Come on, hit the like button.
      :-P

  4. Pressure
    August 27, 2019

    Skerrit had to call those people in, to work today. Whether lightning, thunder or tsunami the Ministry of Finance staff, in particular, had to be there. He still have them looking 🔎 for receits to show Lennox where the money is. He was hoping UWP would have stopped asking for the money by now but they won’t stop. PwC’s report didn’t work. The workers are unrelenting in their asking the 1.2 billion dollar question. So, a package of receipts will be presented to them that supposedly shows how the money was spent.

  5. Kawat Roso
    August 27, 2019

    I was thinking the same thing…lol. He is something else you know. “Tropical Storm Watch in effect….PM says that he cant shut down the country…..people leave their homes in rain and unsafe conditions on Tuesday. Four hours later..Tropical storm watch being discontinued….river bursting their banks…land slides making ding dang….ok go back home now…..” Hero or Villain? How can anyone with sence support this madness? Asking for a friend in Lagoon,Roseau.

  6. Smh
    August 27, 2019

    What’s really wrong with you power hungry politician in this country

    • RandyX
      August 28, 2019

      Truthfully there is only ONE power hungry and money hungry guy in Dominica and that guy goes by the name of Roosevelt Skerrit. The likes of Austrie, Blackmoore, Douglas and Darroux are only minions but still live very well of the masters table.
      BTW we are still waiting for answers from Skerrit in respect of CBI money and PetroCaribe money. Where is the missing money gone??

  7. concern
    August 27, 2019

    People we to chronic in politics, lets let it go . Everything should not be politics. We need to be bounded as each others keeper.

    • Politics
      August 28, 2019

      Not while our lives depend on it. Politics.The people of Marigot, Wesley and environs and also everyone entering our airport have no health care facility.

  8. Pat
    August 27, 2019

    Stop say things about the pm why you all don’t ask Lennox where the money he been collecting all the past time on his campaign fools

  9. Man bite dogs
    August 27, 2019

    It’s amazing how much rubbish people could write on social media none better than those so-called Linton followers these people are all mentally sick to the core and idlers.

    • Skerrit to blame
      August 28, 2019

      Tell Skerrit to stop being vindictive and separatist with our country’s money. He helps who he wants and who is supporting him. This style is crippling our economy. All businesses and entrepreneurs should get help regardless of party affiliation. Only then will the private sector be able to employ more people leaving less people idle to write on social media.

      • Man bites dogs
        August 29, 2019

        My friend it is not your money or Mr Skerrit money get that ridiculous ghost out of your …………. heads it’s Dominica’s monies you Linton and those idiots so-called Workers clowns go back to hell 👹 where you lots belongs

    • Jamal
      August 28, 2019

      Have you realised how much rubbish you write?

    • viewsexpressed
      August 29, 2019

      Man bite dogs, I have just read your “Rubbish” that makes no sense. Yo have mothing of substance to share to us, so please, according to your failed incompetent Skerrit, “Go to hell, Go to Hell, Go to Hell, its non of our damn Business. Go mind your funky business.
      Well Dominica and its resources is our business and Skerrit must go , he has failed us.

    • viewsexpressed
      August 29, 2019

      Man Bites dirty Dogs with fleas. Thanks much for your well crippled illiterate Rubbish script that you write. As you said its amazing how much rubbish people(like yourself) could write on social media Man Bites Dogs, woof woof. When you point one finger at other people, remember that you have nine dirty fingers of yours, pointed rightfully back at you. How disgusting and distasteful. You have circled around that fake failed Skerrit and this corrupt Labour government for too long, that you are in denial and blindly following the Bobol script that makes you who you are. Wake up and smell the coffee, Skerrit has been this failure and he must go. Skerrit has and never had anything of substance to Dominica`s development, but appears to be this juvenile politician who lacks knowledge of socio-economic development. Where is the development that our people can earn their own money rather than create this false, fake Red Clinic where he has reduced our people to beggars. Skerrit must Go. Out.

  10. August 27, 2019

    You all need to get a life, you lazy, uneducated UWP supporters. Rain, sun, clouds, lightning, thunder, volcano, earthquake, monsoon rains, hamata, tornado, it is all politics in the picture. You all are sick people. Go educate yourselves and get a decent job, you bums. Nothing you all say or do will work. Five more years. Take it or leave it. In this day and age we need a charismatic, energetic, handsome, educated leader. Not drop outs and troublemakers. If you want to be a maker, let it be a music-maker not a troublemaker.

    • Lennox for PM
      August 28, 2019

      Lennox is an amazing man. Let me tell you what I see. I see how the sun glistens on his dark chocolate brown skin. His shoulders and biceps are like our montains. Tall is his body, just like Waitukubuli. He walks with the grace of our ever flowing rivers when the weather is hot, just right. His speech is as gentle as a morning breeze but as powerful as a hurricane. His wisdom comes from life, real life, the many he’s had the privilege to record as a journalist. His love for our people shows in his actions, the sacrifices he’s made, the risks he’s taken. It has all been for Dominica.
      Next thing, you will tell me I’m obsessed. Let me tell you who is obsessed with Lennox, Roosevelt Skerrit. Lennox is the only person on Skerrit’s mind. The man cannot stop himself from calling the name, Lennox Linton, Lennox Linton, Lennox Linton. I don’t blame him. I think Lennox is awesome too.

      • Man bites dogs
        August 29, 2019

        I could easily tell you are a woman writing that crap i will not be laughing 😂 or answering to your comment.

    • viewsexpressed
      August 29, 2019

      How disgusting. This must be a nasty, dirty, script that comes only from someone associated blindly and stupidly to the corrupted, dirty Labour Party and its failed immature, incompetent Odd Minister Skerrit.
      Skerrit is this big failure, he will go, he has to go, he must Go. Get lost, go mind all you funky business. Immature Skerrit and this incompetent Labour Government must Go. We had enough of corruption, incompetence, failure and political stupidity. Skerrit and Labour must Go. Get Out, Get Lost. Good Bye.
      We welcome Hon Lennox Linton and his highly professional, trusted Decent UWP Team.

  11. Toto
    August 27, 2019

    Damn it man, instead of wanting to play God he could have made sure yesterday and let everybody stay safe at home instead of saying he does not see the need to shut the place down. What is the matter with that man. He is not God, you hear.

  12. August 27, 2019

    After u send them to go n kill theirself while u in your comfort zone .. now go home… stpsss

  13. Ibo France
    August 27, 2019

    Mr. Skerrit has lost all credibility with Dominicans because of his relentless tall tales. Dominica needs man or woman of integrity at the helm. Mr. Skerrit has told so many lies that if a person were to be given 25 cents for every lie that the PM has told that particular person will be a multimillion by now.

  14. TomE
    August 27, 2019

    Poor Workers….They can’t even take off their political lenses during a disaster. That’s why they will remain on the outside for another 5-10 yrs.

  15. Man bites dogs
    August 27, 2019

    What’s the hell is it with you people so-called lazy nasty Linton followers it seems you guys been drinking Linton pepes every little things is a problem for you guys. Is it possible you guys that stupid or what?? Give it a break Lennox Linton is only using you guys to do his con work for him the man is disgusting and a loser he will never be a prime minister in Dominica or any where else on earth!!

    • Ibo France
      August 28, 2019

      Your present ghost writer is a better writer than the previous one but the same old nonsensical, unadulterated garbage prevails. Every one of your posts should be flushed. They are just septic material.

    • therefore
      August 28, 2019

      Lazy is the Skerrit followers who do not want real change because they prefer to visit the financial centre everyday to beg than to work at a real job and make their own money. That is lazy!
      Nasty? 8-O
      Let’s just say… you Skerrit followers should not be calling other people nasty. You are the pot calling the kettle black.

  16. Shaka zulu
    August 27, 2019

    They should have never been at work in the first place. Strong winds dont kill kt is tge debris it carries. The record will show that landslides and rivers are the largest killers during storms in Dominica. It is bad to ask people to come to work and then send them home when rain gets bad. This is putting life and emergency response at risk. It is better to just let folks stay home even if storm passes through with nothing. You can always put an extra work day but cannot replace a life. We still dont learn.

    • Ibo France
      August 28, 2019

      Expertly put! I’m more convinced than ever that the PM is totally unfit for the position he presently holds. He got this position by default and it is way above his intellectual capacity. His decision-making is highly questionable. It is quite conspicuous with this decision. He put the whole workforce at risk with his ill-thought-out decision. Has to be shown the EXIT DOOR next election day.

  17. %
    August 27, 2019

    I thought he would have said “Lennox Linton” we!!!! ..
    Where the money gone Garcon?
    Dominicans need answers!!

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      August 27, 2019

      Yes, Dominicans need to know how much money Lennox got from the Polaziro!
      Where the money gone? We need to know!

      • Neville
        August 28, 2019

        Polaziro? What’s that? Now who is the stupid one?

      • Jamal
        August 28, 2019

        Lennox not in power a***ole

      • Toto
        August 29, 2019

        How much money Skerrit get from the President of Azerbaijan. Yes he go there with Vince and heartless Henri in 2011 for a state visit. No one from cabinet only Skerrit, Vince and Heartless. I mean, Azerbaijan what for?

    • Views Exposed
      August 27, 2019

      Well I am happy that % is well and kicking. Did they tell you that’s an Antiguan phrase! Are you intellectually bankrupt to be using everybody’s phrase, but on the other hand % you don’t know better since you don’t finish high school. The Dr. is waiting for you to set your appointment.

    • Views Exposed
      August 28, 2019

      On a daily basis you been writing garbage about Skerrit, now you want to throw a pity party 🎉 man up and take you blows. Which and what money? What is your platform , what are you running on, the economy is booming the country doesn’t have Payless paydays, help wanted signs are being posted all over, because of workers shortage. The hospital is fully functional. Agriculture is once again king. Roads are being built and repair. The elderly and school children are being cared for , and last but not least, you are being paid from the missing money. Please see your once comrade Dr. Ferreira for updates. Give us something with your own rhythm you took that slang for Antigua %.

  18. jamie
    August 27, 2019

    Storm warning been out,but yet he puts the citizens lives @ risk.what a Dotard!!!!!

  19. RandyX
    August 27, 2019

    What a surprise. Mister is actually in DA when there is bad weather approaching. Anyway, let’s not have any distractions from the main topic. Where is our money, Skerrit. Believe me, the storm is not blowing this issue away!

  20. hmmm
    August 27, 2019

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

  21. Ti Garcon
    August 27, 2019

    Why did he ask them to come in, in the first place? How productive you think was their workday and for what risks? This guy is not a proactive leader, just reactionary.

  22. Red Sox
    August 27, 2019

    At this time PM is not in the best state of mind and as a result I have a hard time keeping up with what he says. I believe PM is very disturbed Lennox Linton, who really is talking Dominica by storm and, he has so many of us Red Sox turning blue on him. So PM is very anxious not by the tropical storm but by Lennox Linton, who seems to be keeping him up all night, hungry all day and restless throughout the day. Don’t be surprised when giving a weather advisory PM does not say tropical storm LENNOX LINTON, instead of Dorian.

    • ?????????????
      August 27, 2019

      You negative guys have nothing to offer only criticism of a PM. always looking for something to say about the PM no matter what he does. You people get a life and comment on ideas, plans to move forward. Mind you I did not ask about blue or red. I want to see those of you negative from day 1 turn your leaf over and constructively comment. Let us leave out the PM or the Leader of the Opossition neither Pappy or who else – blue, purple , green, red etc. Let us renew our minds and lets us talk some sensible things not about Linton ni Skerrit thing. Are you ready?

      • Lennox for PM
        August 28, 2019

        It’s election year. What you want us to talk about, fashion?

      • Ibo France
        August 28, 2019

        You would like the citizens and legal residents to remain deafeningly silent in the face of monumental corruption and colossal incompetence. Politics affects our daily lives. Corrupt politicians like it best when the populace is apathetic and docile. Dominicans need to get up, stand up and assert their rights. The leader and his slave-like disciples are worthless, ultra-selfish money grabbers.

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