‘It’s a boy’ – PM announces birth of son

PM Skerrit
PM Skerrit

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit and his wife, Melissa have announced the birth of their son, Dmitry Roosevelt Skerrit.

Dmitry was born at 9:48 am on Wednesday.

He weighed seven pounds, five ounces, according to a press release.

Both mother and child are fine and in good health.

Prime Minister Skerrit said he and his wife are grateful to all who offered encouragement, prayers and well wishes for a successful pregnancy.

They have asked that the nation continue to lift up the family in their prayers.

Dmitry is the second child of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

His first born, Malik Skerrit is 14 years old.

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372 Comments

  1. The Draftsman Secret
    November 30, 2013

    Prioritised Choices of Birth:
    1. USA
    2. Lebanon
    3. Barbados
    4. China
    5. Venuzuela
    6. Cuba
    7. Gaudeloupe
    41. Dominica…..Alas. Mout open, tory jump out.

  2. Do The Maths
    November 30, 2013

    Marriage was in May. Baby born in November. Dominican women were on target, they always know dem tings. I remembered the style of the dress; two pockets on either side of the tum.
    Backward Maths in your politics, that’s why we are behind in job creation and backward in salary increase; when 9 is equal to 7; and 9 is equal to 1 in America and 0 for Dominica.

  3. Well well
    November 30, 2013

    A 7lb baby is not a premature baby and may to November is not 9 months kamem
    No wonder wedding just pop out of the blue

  4. Dcan
    November 30, 2013

    I believe that move was a good move. It does not degrade the health system. It seems more of a privacy reason. If Obama’s wife or prince William’s wife is having a baby, they have the resources to block off a wing of the hospital. They have professional staff who will not have pictures of their wife and child circulating. Skerrit cannot put his wife and child in that position by having her give birth at pmh. There Areca number of people who don’t suppot his government and don’t agree with some of his practices(starting with me). He cannot risk the life of his wife and child. Giving birth is stressful enough and she should be in an environment that is safe and comfortable enough where her social status of being the PM’s wife does not overwhelm her while giving birth. Sending her away to have her child just proves his love for her..

    I don’t support Skerrit and his party but it is what it is. I can’t think what he did here is negative simply because I don’t support his party. The man was right for that move

    • cherry
      December 1, 2013

      Whatever his reason, he and his advisers should be aware of how embarrassing this would be to all Dominicans. And therefore, at the VERY least, should have offered an explanation to the public for his decision. Any serious leader who cares about the reputation of his country would see the importance of doing so. Clearly his message to the world is: Dominica is a lost cause :(

  5. 4CAR
    November 30, 2013

    I would like to ask the “PM” one question. Mr. Prime Minister Skerritt, how proud are you of your Country as a National and as the “leader.” Not to mention your French Nationality. Also, was your baby born in a manger?

  6. Anonymous
    November 29, 2013

    i can understand the anger of the Dominican public as the leader you lead by example some of you say the child has more opportunity being born in America do you guys know that had the child been born in Dominica he would still be an american because his mother is American so what more opportunity does he have being born in america than being born in Dominica this kid has french rights as his father is an European citizen he has american rights as his mother is an American citizen and Dominican because both or one of his parent continues to hold Dominican citizenship so yes i agree with most Dominican if the hospital isn’t good for the slave or servant how can it be good for the master the prime minister is a slave and servant of the people of Dominica who pays him to do a job and the slave/servant{prime minister} cannot be greater than the master{people}

  7. November 29, 2013

    @ A perfect idiot, I would like to first compliment u on the title that u chose as your name as it reflects so much who u are. U responded to my comments and that of someone else as if we are the same person. Not only that, your information in reference to me is both irrelevant and wrong as I do not know who u are, nor where the source of such false accusations is from.
    A perfect idiot, my advise to you is to get a life and stop being jealous of people who are better off than u. Also, when pointing fingers make sure your hands are clean. Remember, jealousy brings contempt and such results in hatred ,anger, high blood pressure, stroke and death.
    As far the prime minister and his wife’s decision to have his baby overseas, this cannot be changed whether you all are happy or not. Remember that he is forever a father to that child but he may not be a prime minister to Dominica forever; and his responsibility is to his child first like every father should be.

    • Possie Proper
      November 29, 2013

      If he wants to put his child first do so and step down go and father his youte but not on my tax paying money i working hard for stupes you just a fool of parjay bright

    • Master P
      November 29, 2013

      Never thought being born in dominica was a shame ….Man dont have no ranks again makes me feel being born here like i’m inferior SAD MOVE PM

  8. Anonymous
    November 29, 2013

    @ A perfect idiot, first and foremost, I must compliment u with the name that you chose to call yourself as it really suits u and clearly signifies who u are since u sent the same comment to my post and that of someone else. I do not know where u get your irrelevant and misinformation about me, but u are so wrong.
    My word of advice to u is to get a life, stop being jealous of people who are better off than you and make sure that when pointing fingers that your hands are clean.
    The prime minister and his wife made a decision about their son and that cannot be changed even if some people are not happy about it. Remember he is a father forever, and he may not be a prime minister forever. His role as a father, sure exceeds the role of prime minister, wouldn’t you agree.
    However, stop being jealous as jealousy brings, contempt, hatred and anger which leads to high blood pressure, stroke and death.

  9. November 29, 2013

    Congrats to you both on the birth of your bundle of joy don’t pay attention to the negative comments enjoy your baby cause they grow up so fast once again congrats

  10. Vernel
    November 29, 2013

    All doh have work to do, leave the man alone. If i myself have money I would not make my children in Dominica. Most ppl having their children in Guadeloupe and Martinique. Some Dominicans even travel to have their babies. so what is the big deal.? O cheeze man. First of all, if the lady had her baby here i sure all of allu bamsey Dominicans would go and marco the man woman. She did not want to have her child here so what. What does that have to do with you. Skerrit is not allu man, Melissa is not allu wife. They decided as a couple to have their baby overseas. I wish them all the best and a safe trip. Now go and do alllu work and leave them people alone.

  11. dont care
    November 29, 2013

    some of all u quick to talk about the pm I think most of u should sit and learn to spell properly before posting a comment, the prime minister is a grown man he can do what ever he wants.

  12. ROSEAU VALLEY
    November 29, 2013

    THERE IS SO MUCH MEANING IN THE NAME DIMITRY

    The Name of the current Prime Minister of Russia is Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev. He is the tenth Prime Minister of Russia and has been the incumbent since 2012. Dmitry previously served as the third President of Russia, from 2008 to 2012 and is part of a circle of political power with President Putin.

    The name Dmitry is of Russian origin. It means loves the earth. Earth mother, follower of Demeter. The Russian form of the Greek name DEMETRIUS or Demetrios meaning (of Demeter) . The name comprises the elements “de” meaning “earth” and “meter” meaning “mother.” Although Dimitri originated as a shortened or pet version, it has evolved into a given first name in its own right. Demetrius is a version of the name utilized in Russia and France. Variants of the name include Dimitri, Dmitri, Dmitrii, Dmitry-

    The reason the PM Skerrit chose that name is because the name Dmitry to a parent signifies the enjoyment brought in working with people in circumstances in the parents can organize and direct their efforts, preferably in an executive position.

    In traditional Russian culture, when one names his child Dimitri, that person is self-expressive, philanthropic, clever, and ambitious and the person is said to enjoy specializing in whatever he undertakes.

    The name Dimitri, is that of a sophisticated person, who generally has an optimistic outlook on life. The person appreciates good quality in all things and want the best money can buy.

    Dimitri’s are said to have big ideals and dreams about the things they would like but they are not always willing to put forth the necessary effort, particularly if it means being subservient to others or having to work in an unimportant, menial capacity.

    People who carry the name Dimitri focus on being in position and means are important to them. In order to create this impression of affluence, these people will spend even when it is not prudent to do so.

    Dimitri’s like to give the impression that they have everything under control but they must learn to be tolerant of the weaknesses of others and be fair in their judgment, not measuring from their standard of practical thinking but recognizing the needs of others.

    Dimitri’s are said to be generally good-natured, but may suffer with feelings of self-pity, particularly if their financial success is limited. The use of this name, it is said, causes any health weaknesses to centre in the female generative organs.

    So much we can learn in a simple Russian name of a son born in the United states of a French citizen who is Prime Minister of Dominica.

    Respect to the PM , his wife and his baby boy
    Roseau valleyy

  13. labor
    November 29, 2013

    I think that the PM should step down, it’s a wrap.

  14. Hmmm
    November 28, 2013

    where was this child born?

  15. November 28, 2013

    well sah as de cruzian’s say, all of all you would break all you neck to come states well sah. stop hating on what the man do his wife could have chosen on her own to go have her baby away. could have been he had no say in the matter did you all ever think of it that way. dominicans are too hipocrite. you all taking big loan to go america to make baby or even going there and getting medicaid to pay the bill. stop the bull shit.

  16. Lycian
    November 28, 2013

    It just proves to show the man of the nation don’t trust his health system. People open your eyes. If Dominica as he say is soooooooo fantastic, why did he have to pay so much money for his wife to give birth in the US, tell me…………..he saying………..allu think allu gonna kill my wife n child in allu so called hospital that doh have proper equipment.. Let me go and pay my money n get top class treatment you hear…….lol…….

    • November 28, 2013

      You all are so wrong. The Skerrit’s reasons for having their baby born in the US is not only NOT YOUR BUSINESSES, but this was a PERSONAL DECISION. Can you imagine that one day DMITRY could be PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. There are several reasons why many people make that decision. The Skerrits DO NOT, at any time, have to explain their reasons.

      I LOVE WHEN PEOPLE ARE LEFT TO SPECULATE.

      GOOD JOB ROOSEVELT AND MELISSA. CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BIRTH OF YOUR SON. KEEP YOUR PERSONAL LIVES PERSONAL.

  17. stupes
    November 28, 2013

    all u sayin stop mind the man business..the man is the pm of a country how u do guys not expect people to talk….as i see skerrit dont give a damn about dominica…so u and 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O wife jus move to the states and leave dominica alone..stop mk dominica look like a fool..u should be real shame of ur self as a pm…shame shame shame shame..

    • November 28, 2013

      Hello, is it a shame to have your child born in another Country? Is it a shame for people of other stature, or no stature, to have their children born in America? Why is it good for one and not the other? In other words, if Roosevelt cared about Dominicans he should have his child born in Dominica?

      SHAME ON YOU GUYS FOR WANTING TO DICTATE/DECIDE HOW ROOSEVELT SHOULD LIVE HIS PERSONAL LIFE. WELL, WELL, WELL, I am beginning to understand why people say Dominican minds are STAGNANT. This is the 21st century, GET OUT OF THE BOX, GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONES.

  18. stupes
    November 28, 2013

    some of u fools jus dont get it..skerrit is the prime minister of the commonwealth of dominica..he is not ordinary like me and you…any country or state dat had happened it would be a controvercy..so labourites stop wit u all ignorance….and its really shameful for a leader of a country(in power) to have ur kid born in another country…real shame…. 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O

  19. canadian/Dominican
    November 28, 2013

    That’s ok she can have her baby anywhere she feels like, especially if she is an American citizen, there are more opportunity there for everyone , and if it was me myself I would have my kids in America, the baby ,and mother is going to have professional healthcare, well taken care off, a decent private room, private care, and lot of visitors, so that good for the family, anyone have their baby any where just have your right document and hear we go, people have baby on train on bus, in the mall, air, even subway station, the hospital in Dominica is not for the prime minister to have his born, he is our PM we have to show love and respect to the family

    • A perfect idiot
      November 29, 2013

      @Dominica/ Canada, Why don’t you hush since life is sweet with you in Canada, your daughter is in college, and you don’t visit Dominica often, let alone to own anything here. You don’t understand our problems since you left Thibaud in 80′s. We do not have a problem with anyone choosing where to give birth to their baby. FYI, here are the problems we have with Skerrit as it relates to his US baby.
      1. The fact that since he became Prime Minister, by his own choice took French citizenship, got married to a US citizen and ensured their baby has US citizenship, leaves one to wonder if he intends to and cares about a future in Dominica to the point where he will want to ensure a brighter Dominica for those who are not too fortunate to run in case of trouble.
      2. With the MOU he signed with china and after many years has not told us about it i.e. are we sold to China or not, while he is planning a future for his family outside of Dominica, are we not to question his actions?
      3. The PMH is much worse than when you left with no medicines or equipment and one has to think five times before they give birth or have surgery here. So we don’t blame him for making the safety of his family a priority. But here is where we blame him: Why did he spend $30 million dollars on a state palace instead of investing on a hospital that is equipped to save the lives of our children? After all, since he got in power two of his ministers had to be flown out to receive treatment and now he had to fly his lady out to give birth abroad while 90% of us cannot do anything to help our family members.
      4. Since he became PM, it is clear that his friends are Venezuella, China, Cuba, Lybia, and other countries and has not said too many nice things about the US. Why not give birth to his son in one of those countries instead of the US?
      5. How comfortable would you feel eating in a restaurant that the owner / manager does not trust eating in? Or better yet, How comfortable would you feel sending your daughter to a school whose principle you know is from the community but does not trust sending his/her daughter to that school? Wouldn’t that leave you with question marks my good friend?
      So please think of us that are stuck here before you start to make statements simply because you love a person you have never served under. We know what hell he has sent us to down here.

    • hey
      November 29, 2013

      the PM is just another man and if the health care here in not good enough for him it should not be for us and the 27$M use to build the white monster should have been used to upgrade the PMH

    • ME
      November 29, 2013

      Canadian/Dominican.
      you are a perfect idiot.

  20. I read
    November 28, 2013

    Oh my God!!!!! The leader of a nation, the pilot of the ship have publicly insulted his crew, have openly shown to the world that he does not trust his own health system. He who is not born of the soil, and a partner who is not born of the soil, has once again born an offspring in a foreign land.

    Does our PM value us Dominicans? We are blind!!!!!!

    • November 28, 2013

      Roosevelt was born of the soil. Roosevelt is Dominican. This is a PERSONAL DECISION. His job is to Govern the Island. I am so glad that he decided to have his son born outside of Dominica. We, Dominicans, are too NARROW minded. GOOD FOR HIM.

  21. Roughcake
    November 28, 2013

    Well done Mr. Prime Minister….congrats to you and the wife.Groom him well so he can takeover from you when you eventually retire.That’s one for the other side.

    • November 28, 2013

      Not so fast, Dmitry will NEVER take over when Roosevelt retires because he is NOT a Dominican.

  22. Krazy
    November 28, 2013

    At last its a boy… stop talking down the pm and his family.. mr pm is just smiling that the whole dominica is talkin bout him while he’s playin his next strategy

  23. IluvmyPm
    November 28, 2013

    In America out of all places well Chavez turning in his grave

  24. level headed
    November 28, 2013

    It says a lot about the Prime Minister’s patriotism to have his child born in the US. it raises a number of questions because he is the LEADER OF THE COUNTRY.
    1. Is our health care system and hospital facilities so broken that he would not entrust these to the care of his wife and son?

    2. are the benefits of being born in Dominica so limited or non existent that he has chosen another country for the birth of his child?

    this is not a private individual this is the leader of the country so these actions must be scrutinized. these actions speak clearly to failed policies and inadequate progress as a nation. it is not simply a personal choice

    • November 28, 2013

      Do you want to know his reasons? If yes, send him an open letter with your questions. You all have been fighting him on dual citizenship. There you have it, he did not have his son born in France, he chose America. Who cares where his son was born anyway. SO WHAT IF HE IS THE LEADER OF THE ISLAND? DO SOME RESEARCH TO FIND OUT HOW MANY LEADERS THAT HAD THEIR CHILDREN BORN OUTSIDE OF THEIR COUNTRY.

  25. NWTS
    November 28, 2013

    Some of allu Dominicans just SAD

  26. "O" STRESS"
    November 28, 2013

    Congratulations to the pm on the birth of their son. At the same time it has to be noted how much we have evolved? Smh, over all that issues where the baby was born. Like it or leave It. God bless America. The most powerful nation on Earth. I wish I was born in America. Our pm who lived in America for some time even thou it can be a rat race we all want to be part of that rat race and the twist of it all like America so many persons hate America. Dominica and America no place on Earth better than those country. Freedom has a price. Happy thanks giving for life.

  27. Stupes
    November 28, 2013

    Oh please, wherever the man chooses for his child to be born is his personal business and a decision between himself and his wife. Apart from that the rest of Dca is free to exercise its right to freedom of speech; ie, just talk.

  28. Anonymous
    November 28, 2013

    It is clear to me how much we Dominicans love each other..love to the bones/grave, and in the midst of others we are so brave to say, DOMINICANS are kind and humble, even go as far as saying, we have the most beautiful people in the Caribbean, we are such liers…our behaviour makes us ugly….we condenm the mans lifestyle even rights/choices…..because of politics…..some of us got no clue what we’re talking about…but say BS and say out loud…MY FREEDOM OF SPEACH…but allow their fingers to do their talking for them….put some out there to give a speach….see how much bagayea they will bagayea….PLEASE….

    • oh no
      November 30, 2013

      you want to condemn people and you cannot even spell speech 8-O SHUT UP THERE!!!! Ignorant sheep

  29. Jayson
    November 28, 2013

    It reminds me of a restaurant manager who publicly refused to eat food prepared at his own restaurant…

    As a potential customer, I would not set foot in that business place.

  30. West
    November 28, 2013

    Born in America while giving independence speech.

  31. I see clearly now .
    November 28, 2013

    I think that most people who says that where she gave birth is none of the Dominican public business is missing the point . well i for sure say if she was any other or ordinary woman it’s OK to give birth where ever she likes , but come on now, she is the prime ministers wife , we voted for him , made him the leader to make us and our country a country we all can be proud of, guess he is is telling us he has not done a good enough job to be proud to have his child born here.He has said that Dominica is ok , things are fine the hospital is ok , he ask us to support and contribute to our economy in anyway we can , he preaches and preaches and at the end of the day instead of putting those thousands of dollars into our economy he sends it to America? ask yourselves this question. I don’t think anywhere in this world a leaders wife would travel to another country to give birth to their child .It was not a proper thing they did. for me it’s not about UWP , it is about practice what you preach .

    • November 28, 2013

      Was it okay for Lennox Linton to go to Antigua to try to overthrow/out-seat its Prime Minister, now he wants to be Prime Minister back home? If yes, why is it not okay for Roosevelt to have his child born in another country?

  32. HIGHER SPIRIT
    November 28, 2013

    Dominicans really have work to do a set of low minded people people business they like to mind i wonder with all those making those negative comments what is there back yard looking like

    • oh no
      November 30, 2013

      He is not some random person, he is the LEADER of DOMINICA so his actions should be scrutinized. Some Dominicans really dumb and blind… and SOT! If nobody minds anybody’s business it would be a sad country where everyone only checks themselves….. Just let the PM just do whatever he want, he can do no wrong EVER (sarcasm)

  33. Thor
    November 28, 2013

    I selling my flag being Dominican has no meaning anymore, our passports being sold even our prime minister giving birth in a foreign land.

    • Roughcake
      November 28, 2013

      All countries sell passports.If you’ve got the hundreds of thousands of dollars it takes, you can buy an American one.

      • November 28, 2013

        Actually, an American Passport do not cost that much. Five years of residency, green card, become a citizen and less than $200 – you have a Passport. If married to a citizen, you can become one in three years. Everyone wins.

  34. HomeAlone
    November 28, 2013

    Listen!!! Why you guys and gals want the man child to be born in a hospital HE NOT INVESTING ANY MONEY IN?

    HE who has Wes let him see!!

  35. REDMAN
    November 28, 2013

    Are you people blind if you was the PM would you want your child to be born in PMH ? The new hospital is yet started. And i would want my child to have a foriegn passport because we don’t know how we going to pay all those loans we getting we not manufacturing nothing.

    • looking
      November 28, 2013

      You and me yes, but the man is the PM. Our leaders should lead by example. If Obama does that he would have to resign with immediate effect. Not talking politics just reality. It would be nice to read this book “Animal Farm” by George Owell, google it. then tell me what you think.

      • November 28, 2013

        If Obama did that he would not have to resign and there would be NO immediate effects. STOP TALKING.

  36. November 28, 2013

    If his mom is a u s citizen, then the baby becomes a citizen automatically, whether he was born here or there. My people are too galuzee

  37. Annonymous
    November 28, 2013

    Congratulations to the Prime minister and his wife on the birth of their son

    Dominicans are too shallow minded, I cannot stand these people OMG. Even those who left home a long time ago still think the same way.WOW

    • Anonymous
      November 28, 2013

      Ya and when is election time people like you come down and vote Labour and quickly run back to the US. You have said it all.

    • Justice and Truth
      November 29, 2013

      Some; not all.

  38. Anonymous
    November 28, 2013

    Skerrit sent his wofe to have their baby in the States and he give him a Russian name? Kaval!!

    So what will he call his daughter – Svetlana? :-D

    • Hmmm
      November 28, 2013

      lol good one…

  39. Jesus help us.
    November 28, 2013

    A bunch of insult and name calling and throwing each other under the bridge. Party is involved in everything.

    Before he is the PM of Dominica he is a man, he has a choice like all of us to decide where he wants his child to be born.

    Our island is so small and appears to be so insignificant on world maps but I swear some of us egos are bigger than the world.

    PM do not owe us anything, He did not introduce his wife to the country I do not know why he made it his Point of Duty to let us know he had a son. All in all where his son was born is not a matter of interest. It does not change the price of oil, milk or sugar. It does not bring food to my table or pay my bills or places an increase in my salary.

    Pm is young and sometimes immature, some think that he can do no wrong and many get offended when wrong is spoken about him. What we need to remind ourselves is the he is human, bound to make mistakes and he is nowhere near perfect. We can sit and get angry, raise our blood pressure but at the end of the day remember that we are the ones who voted him into power.

  40. Anonymous
    November 28, 2013

    I know we have some idiots in the country but I did not know there were so many. Did you all study critical thinking? Since when an argument has one side? Where is the evidence to support your reason for why the baby was born overseas? All those poor DA people who gwayay and take loan to make baby in the US is it because of the hospital? Stop opening your mouth and proving how idiotic you all are. No wonder Lennox can fool you all with words about 5000 jobs in three years when he cannot provide himself with one job in so many years. Think of it, a man cannot develop himself, how can he develop a country? Tell lennox take his bright ideas and occupy himself, and leave the PM baby alone. Ranting about him is not going to do one thing for your. :mrgreen:

    • oh no
      November 30, 2013

      Blind sheep for Labour Powder, carry on with our destruction SMH

  41. syl
    November 28, 2013

    Thats ashame saying so many negative things about where an innocent child was born. I know of alot of Dominicans coming to New York to have their baby and cannot pay the hospital bill there might be a reason the PM wife went to the US to give birth. Nothing this man does if good for you all.
    MR. Mr & Mrs. Skerret congratulation and I wish you all the best enjoy your bunddle of joy.
    May God bless him with good health.

  42. Shrug
    November 28, 2013

    congrats pm: god bless ur bouncing baby boy and ur wife;; prince charming is here;; dominicans have too many things to say ;; omg; thats sickening

  43. let the grass grow
    November 28, 2013

    When his first son was born was he prime minister already ? if not guess he was just like us who did not have money and relied on the Princess M Hospital . I still want to congratulate he and his wife, having a baby is a gift from God , so i hope he realizes that and treat Dominicans like gifts from God.

  44. boss
    November 28, 2013

    it look like he name his son after that river in penville lol “Dmitry river”

  45. Cyrique
    November 28, 2013

    Congratulations to the PM and his wife on the birth of their healthy new born baby. May God bless this innocent little boy and guide him throughout his life. The baby is Automatucally Dominican by virtue of his mother’s daughter of the soil status.

  46. Radio Codcarpi
    November 28, 2013

    That’s why I can never vote for uwp, they are too bitter and angry. The birth of the PM son should not be political, and why so many hate comments.

    • let the grass grow
      November 28, 2013

      I think you are the bitter and angry one . People are expressing their views on a story and you consider that, all who expressed their views are UWP supporters and that to be bitter and angry ? The Pm made it political , he was the one who announced the birth of his son as prime minister . He should have kept it private. like England announced the birth of their prince that is the law and norm for them . Is it the law and norm for us ?. we are in a democratic country it’s not all about politics and political party , it’s about having an opinion .

  47. Dominican
    November 28, 2013

    Jealous all you jealous. how many other people in DA choose to go abroad for health matters why pick on the PM. How comes when people are air lifted to other counries in times of need all you mouth is sealed for instance Martinque, Guadelouope and Barbados. Let the man live his life every body wants what is best for their children
    I for one paid into a private insurance in big England because I want a quick and effective response in times of crisis. This is a sacrifice in America no insurance no care shut all you mouths

  48. American
    November 28, 2013

    While mister celebrating independence talking about where we reach as a nation his child being born in America not Dominica, the same America whose Ambassador could never see him in Dominica, the same America he disrespected so many times, Dominica is a nation of hypocrites, keep on paying taxes to a man who would not have his child in a country he is prime minister the world must be laughing at us.

  49. Tyre hit de road
    November 28, 2013

    Congrats and Blessings to you and your family Honorable Prime Minister 8)

  50. Marlpardee
    November 28, 2013

    I must say this is crazy… All this talk, talk about where baby was born. For all those who have the idea of coming to the us and make baby think twice. They have been working on this law for a while that if u are not a resident or citizen of the us, and u have a baby here yur child won’t be considered an american. The us already know what most caribbean women do. They come to the us and make kids to acquire benefits. They should know that the america before and now is completely different. Everything has changed dramatically. Being born in america does not necessarily mean you will be getting any benefits. For example, college use to be free where the gov’t gives u aid. Now u have to pay and get reimbursed. I have nothing against where people make their kids but looking at the longterm benefit, is not a guarantee. In addition, immigration is well aware of the situation and they are sending people back to their country, when they are pregnant, because they believe their main purpose of travel is to give birth in the us. What i said is based on facts . I saw it on the news so i am not saying what i want.

  51. Anonymous
    November 28, 2013

    I think it is a wonderful thing for Dominican children to be born in a foreign country, especially the United States. That way they will have somewhere to go when the Chinese come to claim Dominica in payment for all they have invested there.
    Meanwhile, I suggest the rest of Dominica insist that the Government sponsor expectant mothers to deliver their babies abroad.

  52. Justice and Truth
    November 28, 2013

    Congratulations to the Prime Minister and his beautiful wife, Melissa. Happy that all went well and you have a healthy baby boy. Best wishes to all of you. God bless you!

    • oh no
      November 30, 2013

      I expect nothing less from you :-x

  53. Radical
    November 28, 2013

    Shame on you Aston for commenting on that…small minded

  54. Anonymous
    November 28, 2013

    Man some of us are really chupiiid wii boy.

  55. Anonymous
    November 27, 2013

    All of you all talking about money to make babies in America 99.9% of women who come from other countries to make a baby in the U.S gets a special category medicaid…don t let them fool you all..i work in a hospital in NYC and they come every time to make there babies..they don t spend a dollar because they don t work ion the USA and does not have a SS# ..so they get Emergency Medicaid or charity care every state has it for pregnant women and most of them even apply for WIC

  56. ROSEAU VALLEY
    November 27, 2013

    How clear is the line between the personal business of Roosevelt Skerrit and the holder of the Office of the PM of Dominica? Did anyone follow the Royal wedding and birth of George. Could one even imagine a President of the US having his child born in another country by choice? We cannot forget that this is a PM who was recently before the court for having alliance to a foreign state as PM of Dominica.

    As the PM, Skerrit owes us more respect than he is showing. The only reason that we are now being informed of the birth, unlike thousands of children born today is because this is the child of the PM. If it were not for this reason, no one would care.

    People are not attacking the man Skerrit per se. The discussion is about the person who occupies the office of PM of this country. The person who keeps everything a secret and only informs us on a when I want you to know basis and not on a need to know basis.

    This is the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica. This is not about the chief legal counsel of the PM, whose son was recently born in the US also. So what that is the business of the senior counsel and his wife. The senior counsel may be the de facto PM but like you and I he is just an ordinary Dominican. School children do kneel and salute you and I. You and I do not sign bi-lateral agreements on behalf of Dominica. There are no secret MOUs with our signatures. Children bow to and salute the PM. It is in the capacity as PM that Roosevelt Skerrit signed an MOU with China. He is not equal to us. He cannot be treated like us. With authority comes responsibility. This is part of our politics. It is not just personal private business. Therefore, as citizens of Dominica, we had a right to know of his wedding. We should have been informed of his wife’s pregnancy and yes, he did the right thing to inform the nation of the birth of his son. This was the right thing to although it should have been disseminated by GIS or the Press Secretary ..not on a FB page with his name but handled by someone else. This is not the way a Prime a Minister should communicate with the people. It is disrespectful.

    We would care a hoot about Skerrit if he was not PM. As long as we are ordinary citizens living in glass, block or wooden houses we can throw stones at our PM to hold him accountable, especially when he is not being transparent. He occupies a public office and is not just John Doe.

    Why should we be asked to pray for the PM and his son now when he kept his marriage secret and the pregnancy of his wife secret? If his personal family business was not our business before, why should it be now? This is wrong.

    How foolish a statement to say that his wife did not marry Dominicans, she is married to Skerrit. Who is Skerrit? Wasn’t it his wife who announced on her FB page that her husband, the PM had requested Marpin to allow Dominicans to view a show for free. She has been involved in disseminating national public information on her private FB page.

    For God sake, this is about the wife and son of the PM of Dominica and that is the only reason we are concerned. We genuinely wish the PM and his family well but the PM must treat us in a more respectful manner.

    Respectfully
    Roseau Valley

  57. metyo
    November 27, 2013

    this one cannot run for PM and that’s for sure, oh wait his father might change the constitution.

  58. 2 cute
    November 27, 2013

    bt all u labourites really fools eh…smfh..how can we not mind the man business…bt he is the prime minister of the commonwealth of dominica..skerrit datz a shame of u as the prime minister of dominica to have ur baby born in the US….real shame….so i hope u foolish labourites start askin ur selfs a question..u guys dont realize the man is the pm of a country not no ordinary person like u and i….big shame on u pm… 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O

  59. Doc. Love
    November 27, 2013

    Many supporters of the Skeritt Labor Party as well as certain Ministers of Government were very upset because they had not received an invitation to the wedding. As far as Dymitry’s christening is concerned, they will have nothing to worry about. My sources are telling me, the christening will be held at the President’s Palace on opening day. Savarin will be parwhe, the service will be conducted by Father Sharpley and Thomas.

  60. Resident
    November 27, 2013

    After reading some of these comments I can see why the PM had to have his son born anywhere outside of Dominica. These are a set of hateful, disgusting comments and it is a shame how people hiding behind a computer screen spitting nonsense on the blogs. The PM probably cannot trust a soul in DOMINICA with the safety and privacy of his wife and child. Too many bad-minded people trying to see him fall so they can stamp on him. He probably has enemies all through Princess Margaret Hospital so HATS OFF TO YOU…. You are indeed a smart, protective man. Don’t mind the haters and don’t bring your son among them neither.

  61. A perfect idiot
    November 27, 2013

    @Dominica/ Canada, Why don’t you hush since life is sweet with you in Canada, your daughter is in college, and you don’t visit Dominica often, let alone to own anything here. You don’t understand our problems since you left Thibaud in 80′s. We do not have a problem with anyone choosing where to give birth to their baby. FYI, here are the problems we have with Skerrit as it relates to his US baby.
    1. The fact that since he became Prime Minister, by his own choice took French citizenship, got married to a US citizen and ensured their baby has US citizenship, leaves one to wonder if he intends to and cares about a future in Dominica to the point where he will want to ensure a brighter Dominica for those who are not too fortunate to run in case of trouble.
    2. With the MOU he signed with china and after many years has not told us about it i.e. are we sold to China or not, while he is planning a future for his family outside of Dominica, are we not to question his actions?
    3. The PMH is much worse than when you left with no medicines or equipment and one has to think five times before they give birth or have surgery here. So we don’t blame him for making the safety of his family a priority. But here is where we blame him: Why did he spend $30 million dollars on a state palace instead of investing on a hospital that is equipped to save the lives of our children? After all, since he got in power two of his ministers had to be flown out to receive treatment and now he had to fly his lady out to give birth abroad while 90% of us cannot do anything to help our family members.
    4. Since he became PM, it is clear that his friends are Venezuella, China, Cuba, Lybia, and other countries and has not said too many things about the US. Why not give birth to his son in one of those countries instead of the US? So please think of us that are stuck here before you start to make statements.

  62. cuba v,
    November 27, 2013

    How is that name spell? Dmitry?or Dimitry or Dimitri? Somebody tell me?

  63. Jean Jacque
    November 27, 2013

    I take this opportunity to congratulate the Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit on the occassion of the birth of his 2nd child. Surely a proud moment for him.

    I would not support anyone who faults him or anybody else for taken a decision to have their child be born abroad. Only thing is that Dmitry Roosevelt Skerrit will be a dual citizen which simply means that he will give allegiance to another country. However, we are all aware that Skerrit senior is very comfortable with dual citizenship so too is Petter Pepper.

    My issue is this, Roosevelt Skerrit NEVER officially announced that he was going to change his status to MARRIED not even to some of his closest friends and supporters let alone the Dominican public. Something that Karmala Jno Baptise Aron, Mammie and Marlyn took issue with just to name a few and in my view they had just cause to. Imagine the MP for Castle Bruce said that he only heard of the wedding on the radio whilst in his garden. We all knew that the vast majority of the comrades were not even invited. Skerrit’s only official remark concerning his marriage/wife was when in a comical way he suggest that his wife was not present at the National Day Parade activity however, it was not because she had boycotted the activity nor was it because she wanted to divorce. If Roosevelt Skerrit had any shred of decency or real respect for the people then he would have embraced the opportunity to inform the nation that she was “with child”.

    All be it he seeks to create a distraction of sorts with his big announced because the wind of change continues to hammer across the country. He sort to create a diversion from the BIG news that Mr. Joshua Francis had officially declared himself as the UWP’s candidate for Roseau South.

    So from all of us Mr. Skerrit we welcome the good news but the announcement of Dmitry’s birth is secondary to the issues confronting us in this country. Let us re focus and ask you the following 10 questions for now, We have many more to ask on behalf of Dominica but as time progresses; WHY,

    1. creating jobs is only recently attempted to be addressed by your administration after 14 years in office?

    2. there is so much politics involved in who gets employed by the state (eg Police, Teacher, Nurse etc)?

    3.it is only DLP supporters who seem to get appointed within the public service?

    4. haven’t you responded to the long standing question of who in your cabinet is involved in getting kickbacks?

    5. you have failed to talk about the EC$900,000+ kickback from a local entity?

    6. didn’t you inform the state that you were getting married and expecting?

    7. are you promising public officers (non Fly City residents) apartments intended for that community?

    8. you have not been able to attract new candidates?

    9. can’t you refute claims that in fact you do not possess a university degree?

    10. were you able to promise China that you would shift allegiance to them when you became Prime Minister whilst Pierro was still alive and you were yet the newest member of the party. What did you know that others had no knowledge of?

  64. Bright Idea
    November 27, 2013

    Govement will have to introduce a Maternityship program, just like Scholarship, whereby residents can apply for assistance to give birth overseas

  65. Francisco Telemaque
    November 27, 2013

    Warren Buffet November 27, 2013
    “Obama cannot do this in America,”

    I am not fluent in Dominica patios, or Creole, nonetheless, I remember when I was small, I would hear people call some people “jan sot” : I believe that means stupid! I believe the person who calls themselves “Warren Buffet, is a fool, the world is a very small place these days, and most of us knows people by their name.

    I doubt Buffet ever heard the name Dominica, nor would he take the time to write such nonsense! Now I must inform the fool there is absolutely no comparisons between Obama, and Skerrit, nor America, and Dominica; except Skerrit is the Prime Minister of Dominica which is the poorest, and most backward place on the planet; whiles Obama, is the President of the United States of America which is the richest nation on earth, and Obama is the most powerful man in the universe to date!

    Prime Minister Skerrit has no significant say in world affairs, nor does his opinions matter, whereas the nations of the world leaders consults with the President of the United States before they blink on international matters. We do not even have a vote in the United Nations, no matter all the talk one hear about Dominica’s ambassador to the United Nations: Henderson is nothing more than a token!

    Obama was born in Hawaii, thus he is an American born citizen, born to an original African father, and an American born mother; why would he want his children to be born in Russia?

    Only a fool with no shame nor, commonsense would write such crap, that is a fools thought!

    Very often, I read where some Dominican make references to what is happening in Dominica, and sticking Obama’s name into it, that to me is foolish, hogwash; I sense because all of the programs we view on Television at home derives from American Television, some may believe they living in America.

    They need to be informed Dominica is not connected to any part of the continental United States, nor does our politics compare to American politics, as such the idiots and fools should refrain from involving Obama’s name in their Dominica “ting” (thing).

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  66. Looking in
    November 27, 2013

    Eh beh look tory. Pm wife gave birth to her husband out of Dominica. She eh want a Dominican baby just like she did not want a Dominican husband,,tory tory.

  67. Annoyed
    November 27, 2013

    I’ve never been more ashamed to be Dominican the most important thing we debating about is where the PM’s baby was born man we so simple minded and ignorant I”m in another country and is to hear how non-dominicans laughing at us and calling us stupid asking if is something so trivial we arguing about. You all really don’t know ehhh hmm.

  68. Doc
    November 27, 2013

    Well, well, well. So the first one is Dominican, the second one is Dominican, American and the third one will be Dominican, European. I will follow your footstep. You are a young man who thinks ahead. Congratulations. That’s a plus

  69. November 27, 2013

    congrats pm & wife on a safe birth. Goid Bless

  70. D FrenchmanBafles me
    November 27, 2013

    The PM goes to Cuba for his medical follow-up. He could have had his baby in Cuba, the Castros would take good care of process. His Father Chavez must be turning in his grave.

  71. Weiss Avenue, London
    November 27, 2013

    Congrats to you Mr PM on the birth of your precious son. It is so sad that some Dominicans are not able to rejoice with you. Regardless enjoy your bundle of joy.

    In 2 years time come have the little pink pumpkin in London. We are all ready for her.

  72. 4u2c
    November 27, 2013

    Congratulation on your babay boy!! BUT this is a slap in the face. A current leader in office sends off his wife to a foreign land to have a NON Dominican. This spells volume….This shows a lack of faith in his own healthcare system, a sign of no good future for the youths cause he does not want his kid to be part of the misery to come, a lack of faith in a system he governs which indicates tomorrow won’t be better. What a shame!!Since when we lack the pride to boast of our child or children as Dominican? That’s why most countries states clearly in their constitution you have to be born citizen to be the leader of that country. NO allegiance to other country. Skerro knows his intentions are no good and therefore preparing to flee. He can now say I can burn this place down cause I have nothing here…my child is American, u cant touch him and me Skerro a Frenchman. You poor maleway stay and burn…….DOMINICANS OPEN YOURS EYES!!

  73. Gentle Rest
    November 27, 2013

    I thought the deaths of babies at the PMH were under control.

  74. jane messam
    November 27, 2013

    Congrats mr and mrs skeritt on the birth of your baby boy. May the Lord bless you and your family and keep you safe. You are doing a great job for dominica – land I love and hope to return to one day. All you haters stop focusing on negativity and give the pm some credit.

  75. Ridiculous and shame
    November 27, 2013

    I cannot begin to comprehend how the PM could make such a decision in good conscience. Didn’t he have any advisors? Was he that stubborn to over look the impression that he is so explicitly creating on the minds on the nation’s people? Seriously, I am baffled by the PM on this one. smh smh smh smh smh :?:

  76. Anonymous
    November 27, 2013

    Congrats Skerro and Melissa. May God bless you and Dominica.

  77. Big Sis
    November 27, 2013

    Wayyyyyyyyyyyyy lol Dimitry has gained more popularity than prince George the son of prince Williams and Kate,way to go my child, welcome to Dominica we love u. ok now to u people,DA is a democratic country that’s why u all can blah, blah so much, so its democratic for Mrs Skeritt to give birth to her darling firstborn where ever she wants.
    PM’S come and PM go,but to you Mel,your family remains, be strong and be blessed.Bon dieu I hope I spell the child name correct.

  78. nishy
    November 27, 2013

    congruats my pm all gods blessings

  79. wild factot
    November 27, 2013

    I really think skerit knows something about Dominic that we don’t know..is it the island going to blow with a volcano…is the island sold to China .. ..skerit so Cate about Dominica not even his legacy he want to remain…both his sons was born in the Usa..unless he going to pass the dual citizen law to be pm…

  80. lilyboo02
    November 27, 2013

    Congrates to PM Skerrit.I only have this to say he said to D/cans he going to take them to the next level right,so he knows exactly what the next level going to be thats y he had his wife give birth to their son in the US. Them stupid labourites most of them canna even buy a plane ticket but they still dere skerrit skerrit.the man know exactly what are the benefits of his son being born in the US just now allu hearing Chinese joining our government then soon China buy D/ca. Me i’m already out of that next level with my 2 children not being born there soo continue to vote for the next level peeps and start counting too how many babies are dieing in the PMH plus all meds that in the pharmacy is paracetamol

  81. Me Dat
    November 27, 2013

    Mr. Skerrit Congratulations. You do right. You will not be the prime minister for ever but you will be a father for ever. You’re being a good father, you thinking about the future of your son. Give him son the best opportunity. Good going Sir. Let them talk.

  82. cherry
    November 27, 2013

    The fact that there is any sort of debate as to why it is DISGRACEFUL for the LEADER of a nation to have his child in ANOTHER country shows how lost Dominicans really are.

    ALL DOMINICANS SHOULD HANG THEIR HEAD IN SHAME. DO NOT FURTHER EMBARRASS YOURSELF BY TRYING TO DEFEND THE PM ON THIS.

    ACCEPT THE MESSAGE HE IS SENDING: The healthcare system in Dominica is under par and not safe enough for his family’s life. YET, instead of investing in improving it, he decided a state house was more important.

    THE PM HAS MADE A FOOL OF ALL DOMINICANS. And defending him only proves he is correct.

  83. blessings
    November 27, 2013

    Really? seriously Really? What is wrong with you these “opposite” people there? I guess you guys will say it is against the constitution, right? Just give the people your blessings or simply just control your emotion and shut your mouth!!

    All the best Mr & Mrs. PM and long live your baby, I wish him a long and healthy life whether he was born, in Dominica, England, America or timbuctoo!!

    The Position of Prime Minister is not a permanent post so whats all you point? if the man decides to retire next election and wants to move to the states? What if he is not re-elected? let us deal with real issues and not look for petty things to make an issue. I am certainly sure even if we had a state of the art hospital with the best health care, people would still find reason to make an issue. I am sure it is not about the health care because if she had decided to have her baby here, she would have no doubt gotten the best care. Some people will just find a reason to oppose no matter what.

  84. Miss Red
    November 27, 2013

    To Dominicans. the Prime Minister is not only the prime minister of dominica.. he is a father, he is a son, he is a brother and he just became a husbands… All of his decisions doesn’t have to be based on his beleif as to what he say.. Melissa isn’t of dominican decendent. she was born in America, befoe skerrit she could travel to america. The woman has a choice to choose where she wants her child to be born. That has nothing to do with dominicans.. Alot of us wants to have child/children in the US/France?other caribbean islands, even guadeloupe and martinique we going now to make children.. So according to Skerrit ” this is none of ur damn business where he choose to have his wife make their child.

  85. Neg
    November 27, 2013

    shame on you Skerrit, while you are asking us to be patriotic Dominicans, the country is under populated and your baby is being born outside, that indicates to me that you have a plan please let us know your plan, shame on you what example are you?

  86. Being REAAL!
    November 27, 2013

    Dam, Dominicans tooooo like to involve POLITICS in EVERYTHING!…JELOUSY IS A SIN!.. Allu just there hating on the man, soo what the child isn’t born here?. If it ws allu, allu woud do d same!..STOP being twooo-facedd!..Congrats P.M to you and your wife!..Ignore the ignorant!

  87. The Baptiste
    November 27, 2013

    Well where is my post? Too hot to handle?

  88. mango
    November 27, 2013

    All you not seeing the pm did not want his child to be a dominican that why he send her to make his child in the U S.

  89. amazed
    November 27, 2013

    behind a successful man is a good woman, behind a powerful leader is a strong woman, behind a patriotic man is a supportive woman. her decision his own either way this says a lot.

  90. mahaut passie
    November 27, 2013

    Cograts to the PM and his family . May. God continue to bless you an your family.

  91. Anonymous
    November 27, 2013

    Wey!!!! Motherssssss, you leave Dominicaaa you did’nt go Cuba, you didn’t go Venezuela, you didn’t go China, you didn’t go Moroco or Moroca but you go Americaaaaaaaaa. Poor Dominica. DNO please post my comment

  92. babyshower
    November 27, 2013

    why she couldnt make her child in dominica….??

  93. Anonymous
    November 27, 2013

    Even if Dominica had the best state of the art hospital, most persons would still desire and those that are able would still go to America, so stop making the man business and issue, it is his choice.

    What if (by the way, which is not going to happen)he does not became the next prime minister and deceided to move to the states to live? Prime minister position is not a permanent thing people so let the man and his wife do as they so please, it is their legal right to do so!

  94. babyshower
    November 27, 2013

    what so funny if skerrit have a child…..everybody makes children…..he is not a god

    • Anonymous
      November 28, 2013

      MY, MY God. I had some time to spare tonight and so I decided to read. How cruel we’ve become. If Jesus were to return tomorrow would he find any righteous? Cruel, uncharitable comments. Man’s nature is ruled by violence, greed ,jealousy, hatred and rebellion. The bible says it’s sin. My Pm God bless you, your son Malik, your wife and your precious little bundle of Joy.
      . Do not worry about those ungrateful critics. If they spend one hour in your presence, they must gravitate to you. You are a chosen child of God and God takes care of his own. Everybody can go America to have baby why can’t you. Your wife is part and parcel of the decision making too. I cannot understand those haters.Pm , only God has the credentials to deal with those critics. Deliver them to God’s care , he will handle them. Do what you must do .Amen. All dag and cat going to make baby in America. God bless America and God bless Pm and his entire family. WHO VEX LOST.WHAT BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE THANKS GIVING. HAPPY THANKS GIVING WITH YOUR BUNDLE OF JOY.I’M PROUD OF YOU PM. MY FAMILY AND MYSELF LOVE YOU TO THE VERY MAX.YOU STAND COMPLETE IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD AND YOU IMMEDIATE FAMILY. PRAY TOGETHER AND STAY TOGETHER FOR ALWAYS.

    • Justice and Truth
      November 28, 2013

      Jealous? :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

    • girl
      November 28, 2013

      @ babyshower

      my dear what wrong with that, whats wrong with the PM saying he have a baby.

  95. goodwill
    November 27, 2013

    i believe that having that baby in the us was the mothers choice,because his first son was born in d.a

    • Osanna Mowanga
      November 27, 2013

      will somebody please tell me why all those people who tell us Dominica is so nice, things so great, the country prospering go and have their babies in America?Dominicans, open all u eyes. Is American children they want. They do not want Dominicans,

    • stupes
      November 27, 2013

      he wasnt pm when his first son was born…

    • Papa Dom
      November 28, 2013

      That may very well be the case but his other son being born in Da has no relation to this case. 14 years ago he didn’t have the resources or connections for the mother to go to the US to have her baby.
      Are you also saying that skerritt doesn’t have the power to influence his wife to have her baby in our state of the art PMH? what a shame!

  96. Belle Bouge
    November 27, 2013

    But what is the big problem dere nuh? Earl Williams had send his woman States to make his child and even had Marpin filmed them when she and his daughter landed. Why allu didn’t open allu mouth then? FREE UP DE MAN!! Allu too like politics. Grow up and mature! Good time is for one set alone den??

    • Osanna Mowanga
      November 27, 2013

      your comment sounds like one of the Dommies comment. Cannot see any further than your toes.
      He need to send you to America to have your baby too.

      • Belle Bouge
        November 29, 2013

        He doesn’t need to send me anywhere my dear…. I’m already there. But I hope he sends you.

      • Belle Bouge
        November 29, 2013

        Typos:
        *dummies
        * he needs.

        :-D :-D :-D

    • Neg
      November 27, 2013

      if Earl Williams did it, it was not a good example then and it is not now, two wrongs don’t make a right, one of two things ether he don’t trust our health system or he has a secret plan.

    • November 27, 2013

      Have Earl William ever been PM?? :-D

    • Anonymous
      November 27, 2013

      Earl Williams was not the PM of Dominica and the woman was not his wife!

    • looking
      November 28, 2013

      That is a pathetic excuse to say, because one used to do it before i can do it too. We have to hold our leaders responsible. We will never grow up and mature as a nation if we continue like that. Its so sad at the direction our country is going. Time will tell and we will pay for it.

      • Belle Bouge
        November 28, 2013

        No, YOUR comment is pathetic. I’m not saying because one person did it the other can do it too. I’m just saying what is all the fuss now when it has been done before time and time again. The whole reason for this dispute is because of politics and nothing else!

        All those people who on here bashing are CLEARLY members of the opposition. Why, instead, they doe go and pick up a coe-coe-yay broom and go clean their neighborhood! Go and invest in making the country clean and stop wasting time on DNO.

      • looking
        November 28, 2013

        Btw i do not support any political party therefore my comments are not political. To belle rouge you just said “I am not saying….”. then your other statement you are saying, why all the fuss when it has been done over and over again..
        Please look at your statements. I agree that people take sides because of politics nothing can change that. But ultimately we have to examine ourselves. Adolf Hitler was a God of his country in his Prime. Think about that

      • Belle Bouge
        November 28, 2013

        Wowwwww so Skerrit is being compared to Adolf Hitler now???? Lol. And you don’t take part in politics…. rigghhhttttt

  97. Warren Buffet
    November 27, 2013

    Obama cannot do this in America, no way he making a son in Russia and he is president of America now we see why they call Dominica 3rd world cause those leaders don’t care for there people!

    • FIRE........FIRE....
      November 27, 2013

      Can you define third world?

    • Ashamed
      November 27, 2013

      We in Dominica take any simple matter and make it an issue. We need to grow up! Where is all that Obama talk coming in? Firstly, prime misters Roosevelt Skerrit did not have to inform the public about the birth of his son. This is a personal matter. Where do we draw the line Dominicans? Doesn’t this man have a life outside of politics? Where ever the child was born is not a matter we should be discussing now. We are fighting and commenting on DNO and at the end of the day, the child is still an American citizen. Lets focus on employment, our tourism industry, education etc. and give prime minister a break to adore his prince!

    • postage
      November 27, 2013

      but warren u stupid yes lol

    • K K
      November 28, 2013

      Russia really feel sorry for you retatrded people

  98. Mane
    November 27, 2013

    The Prime Minister do have a choice.He run the country and Dominica do not belong to him. This is a practice that everybody take advantage of whether you rich or poor once you have a visas and a few dollars you can have an American baby, because it is easier to get a Dominican Passport rather than an American Passport.
    Skerrit is a smart man he is thinking of his children’s future.Give the man a break

    • Osanna Mowanga
      November 27, 2013

      so you telling me Dominicans do not have a future. When he lose the election he will not stay in Lovely Dominica. He will flt to the U S A.

    • Looking in
      November 28, 2013

      he know what is going to happen to Dominica soon, and he doh want his child to be there…so doh look for all you children and mind d man business

  99. say sa mem
    November 27, 2013

    @D/CAN in Miami so whats your point, don’t you know when ever a U.S Citizen born their child in any part of the world the child is a U.S Citizen automatically?

  100. Anonymous
    November 27, 2013

    His son”s birth certificate should be known to the Dominican people, transparency should be the order of the day he is our prime minister , just like they do Obama , show me the money.

    • Justice and Truth
      November 28, 2013

      The response is, this has nothing to do with you. Mind your own business.

  101. 4CAR
    November 27, 2013

    Dimitry – A well-known name in Russia. What else is new. Kremlin baby

    • Justice and Truth
      November 28, 2013

      Figure out what is his middle name is.

  102. Anonymous
    November 27, 2013

    A Russian name, born in new jersey from the president of Dominica, whaw, that indicate that the princess margarita’s hospital is for the dying, not for new birth, the people of Dominica has been asking for a new up to date hospital for years, the land is available just like the land is available for the pte michel fire, and police department that has been sitting there for years and becoming a jungle , and yet the government continue to rent the police station in la point costing the tax payers lots more money to build.

    If the president dont trust the medical hospital in his own island what is there for the local people to think?.

    • take note
      November 27, 2013

      She have DONS so you have to make DIVAS now. CONGRATULATIONS

    • Neg
      November 27, 2013

      He admires the Russian system so he named his son after one of the Russian leaders, so he can take over after his 50 year rule ha ha ha.

  103. Anonymous
    November 27, 2013

    It is only poor Dominicans that should be stuck on this estate, and have their babies here. No opportunities as you rightly said.

  104. GIMME dat dislike
    November 27, 2013

    If any tourist ask me where the most handsome baby is located I pointing towards vielle case

  105. diva
    November 27, 2013

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha to bad for who cannot go to the United States and have thair baby skirret taking all u Labour rights for fool what happen to Dominica hospital people learn what good for they goose it do good for they gander vote Labour still and do ask for a hospital

  106. say sa mem
    November 27, 2013

    Dominicans are you all for real? I remembered when i was having my children born in the u.s some one made a statement and say is big ideas i have.But guess what today i am a proud mother of four u.s citizens and because of that my case is being treated as a potential waiver case.So live my P.M alone.If you all had such opportunity you all would have take the first flight out. Jealousy is the root of all evil.

    • Anonymous
      November 27, 2013

      Preach it, jeanlouzy sa met saucey

  107. Anonymous
    November 27, 2013

    So sad to say, it is those who do not and will not have the money to be able to have their children in the US. PM have allu jumping Labour Labour and then put allu in a position where you all cannot even afford to pay allu medical bills. I wonder if allu go to him for these medical benefits to allow allu to have allu children in the US if he will give the money to allu. But then again you never know. Try!

    • CHARMER
      November 27, 2013

      This is supposed to be a happy occasion for the P.M who is sharing it with the nation. If you have nothing good to say just DON’T comment. So many people going to the U.S to have their babies. The wife could go to the states without being married to a Prime Minister. Shucks man.

      • November 27, 2013

        Telling people one thing and doing another thing :-D and Dominicans can’t see the moral wrong in it :-D
        PEOPLE WHEN SKERRIT TELLS YOU THAT THE DOMINICA HEALTH SYSTEM IS GOOD; HE IS LYING :-D

      • Anonymous
        November 28, 2013

        Sorry hurt your boe boe

  108. Anonymous
    November 27, 2013

    I am really happy for the PM on the safe delivery of his son but alas…..You are the Prime Minister of Dominica. Why is it that you would not allow your own son to be born in a country that you are in charge of?

    • Saying
      November 28, 2013

      Sack way kounparwayzoun, all poor people taking loan to go and make their children in America, tell me why Mr Popone daughter and the PM can’t do the same. SMDH at Dominicans

  109. Doc. Love
    November 27, 2013

    Skeritt once said that will be Prime Minister of Dominica for fifty years. I hope Dmitry wont be just like another Baby Doc.

  110. POSITIVELY DOMINICAN
    November 27, 2013

    What wrong with our health service in Dominica?? Very interesting!!

  111. Wendy
    November 27, 2013

    “some people tongue need a vacation”

    • concerned dominican
      November 28, 2013

      some people tongue really need a vacation.

  112. ME SeLF
    November 27, 2013

    CONGRATS MY PM!!!! Wishing your family all God’s blessings.

  113. roro baby!!
    November 27, 2013

    most of u wish u were born in the US

    • Anonymous
      November 27, 2013

      Strupes! The US is heaven man?

  114. November 27, 2013

    Hello and good afternoon my people. Well I want to congratulate the Prime Minister and his wife on the birth of their son Dmitry. Now I don’t vote or take political sides in Dominica but if you’ll want to know where Dmitry born go to Laplaine and asked Peter St Jean Wife where she stay when she visit . Any Clue.

  115. November 27, 2013

    Skerrit shows clearly that Dominica’s Health system is not up to his standard, but keep on boasting how good it is and yet still Dominicans can’t see anything wrong with that
    Pierre Charles’s summary of Dominicans again come to mind
    Domincans carry their ignorant like a bardge of honour :-D

  116. tatiana
    November 27, 2013

    CONGRATULATIONS my PM on the BIRTH OF YOUR SON; May GOD continue to bless your family

  117. Jbfox
    November 27, 2013

    Congrats to u and Ur wife MR.PM.

  118. boogie
    November 27, 2013

    It’s a popular name in Russia because they are a passionate ppl when it comes to mother russia as they call her. So please before we start looking at where the child is born, let’s take a step back and look up the meaning of the word Dmitry. Then try to understand the amount of love one must have for country to call there son Dmitry.

    • CHARMER
      November 27, 2013

      Look at it positively – The name could mean – Dominica – My CounTRY

  119. boogie
    November 27, 2013

    Why are some of my fello Dominicans are so brain norming dead that they have to oppose everything because they support another political party. Firstly the origin of the PM son name is greeck and the meaning of the name is devoted to. Dedicated to. It’s only a popular name in Russia, not Russian. So please my ppl let’s not be quick to judge our man. For those of us Dominicans who are educated. If you were to look up the meaning of the name, you will see the he has dedicated that child to Dominica.

    • X
      November 28, 2013

      The first dedication to Dominica, would have been for the son to be born IN Dominica.

  120. November 27, 2013

    while I wish to congratulate the Prime Minister on the birth of his son, I wold also like to say to you fellow Dominicans, that everything should not be about politics.
    The PM’s wife has a right to have her baby in any country of her choice. Why wouldn’t she want her baby to have the same citizenship as herself so that in the future he can benefit from the opportunities that comes with it.In that wy a a born citizen of his country of birth, there is no need to file for it for him in the future.
    How many of you, if you all had the opportunity would not make good of it.
    How many of u, when pregnant, hop on plane and had the baby in the air or in the country and left the baby for relatives to raise and go back to Dominica. I can name a few.
    As he once told u all before, and was well said, it is non of you all damn business.

    • Anonymous
      November 27, 2013

      hmmmmm. aye sa we

    • Dtp
      November 27, 2013

      I think you are missing the point… He is not an ordinary citizen, he is the LEADER of the country ! This displays an utter lack of confidence in the same country and system you are asking people to vote for… even fly in voters that live in the US. What kind of message are you sending. Why do you think he cant be a dual citizen ? An ordinary person can… This was a national and patriotic blunder

      • Ridiculous and shame
        November 27, 2013

        very well articulated :-D you share my exact sentiments and that is what so many fail to see.

    • A perfect idiot
      November 27, 2013

      @Dominica/ Canada, Why don’t you hush since life is sweet with you in Canada, your daughter is in college, and you don’t visit Dominica often, let alone to own anything here. You don’t understand our problems since you left Thibaud in 80’s. We do not have a problem with anyone choosing where to give birth to their baby. FYI, here are the problems we have with Skerrit as it relates to his US baby.
      1. The fact that since he became Prime Minister, by his own choice took French citizenship, got married to a US citizen and ensured their baby has US citizenship, leaves one to wonder if he intends to and cares about a future in Dominica to the point where he will want to ensure a brighter Dominica for those who are not too fortunate to run in case of trouble.
      2. With the MOU he signed with china and after many years has not told us about it i.e. are we sold to China or not, while he is planning a future for his family outside of Dominica, are we not to question his actions?
      3. The PMH is much worse than when you left with no medicines or equipment and one has to think five times before they give birth or have surgery here. So we don’t blame him for making the safety of his family a priority. But here is where we blame him: Why did he spend $30 million dollars on a state palace instead of investing on a hospital that is equipped to save the lives of our children? After all, since he got in power two of his ministers had to be flown out to receive treatment and now he had to fly his lady out to give birth abroad while 90% of us cannot do anything to help our family members.
      4. Since he became PM, it is clear that his friends are Venezuella, China, Cuba, Lybia, and other countries and has not said too many things about the US. Why not give birth to his son in one of those countries instead of the US? So please think of us that are stuck here before you start to make statements.

    • Justice and Truth
      November 28, 2013

      Some of you may not have given this a thought. There may be another reason why he chose to have his wife give birth in the U.S. It may have nothing to do with the baby being born in the U.S., to be a U.S. citizen.
      Because some Dominicans are too wicked. These are haters. They criticize and lambaste the PM too much at every opportunity they get. It was safer to have her give birth out of Dominica. What better place but in the US? This is my instinct. He had every right and reason to do so. Whatever the reason, I support them one hundred per cent.

  121. really?
    November 27, 2013

    first of all i wanna say congratulation pm. but honestly it is bad for Dominica. you said about Dominica under-populated and that women need to make more children. but is not that, everybody going overse to make they child. and why should you even talk about that when your wife go right U.S and make child and not even in the caribbean. as a big Prime minister, it is a shame that you bring down your own nurses and doctors to go to the us and deliver.

  122. Diamond
    November 27, 2013

    I am absolutely disgusted with some of the negative comments posted. A baby is a miracle gift from God just like me and you. Mr. Prime Minister you’ve done nothing but good for our country. Thank you. Haters don’t really hate you, they hate themselves; because you’re a reflection of what they wish to be. Enjoy your bundle of joy. Bless

  123. MCL
    November 27, 2013

    what is wrong with Dominican, stay out of the PM private life. He and his wife can do wherever they want.

  124. nina
    November 27, 2013

    i more beleive that this was a matter of privacy for the PM and his wife we fooyaying the man bznz too much

  125. Toomatoe Tomato
    November 27, 2013

    Congratulations Prime Minister Skerrit and Mrs. Skerrit on the birth of your New Baby Boy. May God continue to bless you and your family.

  126. My People Self
    November 27, 2013

    Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Skerrit on a safe delivery. May the good father in heaven bless your family abundantly. I’m praying for you all and waiting to see little Dmitri. Awwwwwwww, shucks, lol. :-P :-P :-P :-P

  127. Madam Jay
    November 27, 2013

    Doesn’t take anything from me to say “Congratulations to the PM and wife on the birth of their baby Boy’

    • thiny
      November 27, 2013

      You chose to say it….y give an explanation for saying it??

  128. irritated
    November 27, 2013

    Come on dominicans grow up!!!!!! U pple are so darn HYPOCRITE!!! Want to be hating cuz d man baby born in the U.S. there are soooo many dominicans who go to the states to make their children….magway ca….allu over doin it. Allu brain corrupt with politics leaving no space to be educated and open minded about anything else. All dem workers leaders allu following pli mal…they have all der good time in d States, Barbados …all kind of place!!!!! U dominicans are too darn well hypocrite!!! Allu jealous well go n married in secret too…go states and make allu baby too stupes man
    ..GET A LIFE N STOP MIND D MAN OWN!!!!!

    • Eyeballs
      November 27, 2013

      Your are so right. So many Dominicans I know who have been to the U.S. to have their baby(s) and no one has said anything. Leave the people alone nah for once? I’m not surprised at all….that’s how Dominicans are on a whole. Me self giving them their big space. Congrats to the PM and his wife…God bless you with a beautiful baby boy

    • British Citizen
      November 27, 2013

      Irritated why are you so irritated come on you were going good so far until you mentioned UWP so for you its about politics. Then lets move on a bit, you seem to forget that Mr Skerrit is not an ordinary citizen he is the PM so his actions will be more highlighted than the ordinary Joe Blogs. I personally thinks that the PM should have used the facilities of the PMH to have his baby as it would show true patriotism. Or am I to think that the PMH is good enough for the ordinary man but not for the PM.I really hope not.

      • girl
        November 28, 2013

        @ British citizen

        what the hell am hearing there, nonsense you cannot tell the man where to have his child. Are you in Britian, if you are than i rest my case, read between the line, ASSERTIVE NOT AGGRESSIVE

  129. Ben Haynes PsyD
    November 27, 2013

    I aint going to touch dat at all. After all, l am looking at a country boasting about ah medical school, their hospital always in the news, their new nurses getting this and that, and all the magic the Chinese are doing for the future hospital business. Let me read all the comments and laugh like hell about all the rubbish people are talking about a baby born in the USA and not D/ca. At the end of the day, there is a country to run. A PM with a stable mind, and the growth of D/ca. That poor baby or his mother would have nothing to do with the mess we are facing, but the baby will have a D/can passport, a D/can Nanny, and heavens know what type of education. But let me wish both parents best wishes, while the fight to control D/ca continues. One thing for sure, l aint saying nothing about why baby Dmitry was born in the USA, but if l have the choice of my wife and baby’s survival, l damn sure know where l would like them to be born.

    • Anonymous
      November 27, 2013

      I wish I was born in the USA too. I would just go..

  130. Congratulations pm
    November 27, 2013

    Well I have read all the comment first of all how about a congratulation. that baby is a newborn whatever his did is not his fault. All u not thinking that what if something was wrong with the lady throughout her pregnancy and she had to fly out to get medical attention. Hmmmmm I swear all u dominican is so stupid minded everything don’t have to be about politics. There is election all over the world and I am pretty sure we the only one that over do with politics. Get a grip

    • D/ca in Miami
      November 27, 2013

      come on Politics is a wold wide thing, no matter whee u go and what u do it draws back to the politics of the day,,in any country where a state man, a mayor,any person in high office wold do such it wold be the talk of the day so dont think its only Dca,,tell Micheal Obama or Hilary clinton to go out of state n give birth, that would make huge political millage for a life time,,so plz allow Dominicans to talk..

  131. IforDominica
    November 27, 2013

    The birth of a child is a wonderful thing and I sincerely congratulate the Skerrit family BUT alas PM for true it looking kind bad wi. I just feelin old for them nurses and doctors them in Maternity Ward.

  132. Ridiculous and shame
    November 27, 2013

    That the PM should have his son born out of the country is a crying shame!

    If the PM sees it fit to have his baby born outside of Dca, it suggests that our health care system is not up to what he believes is best.

    If the PM is seeking benefits for his son’s future outside of the country that he governs, it suggests that his leadership is inadequate and that there are no sustainable plans. furthermore, it proves that this government is NOT building for posterity!!!!!!

    It is a shame when a leader can have a child born during his reign as PM, born outside of the country which he governs!!!!

    The PM should have in fact been embarrassed to make this announcement!

    shame! shame! shame!

    • HNIC
      November 27, 2013

      It has nothing to do with health care. he is not going to be PM forever. He has created an avenue where his child can have an opportunity in life. Dominicans do it ALL the time! HIS child is DOMINICAN. Born here or not he will have a DOMINICAN passport. His PARENTS are Dominican. If i’m expecting there is not need for me to do this as I already have a citizenship where my child can get free education!

    • hi Pocrites
      November 27, 2013

      on a good note… you guys should be happy that Tyranny, communism, greed, etc will not contine with Skerritt Jr. After all – he can’t become PM anytime in your future.

      UWPites…look on the bright side – it’s almost Christmas and you guys got an early wish…

      • Saying
        November 28, 2013

        Wow what a trashy comment. You should be ashamed of yourself

    • British Citizen
      November 27, 2013

      Well said your point is so true.

    • Eyeballs
      November 27, 2013

      He did right because too many people are dying in that hospital.

    • Truth be told
      November 27, 2013

      No no no there is no shame on the PM, I admire him and his wife for wanting the best for their child. What is a crying shame is that most Dominicans will not realise how poorly this reflects on them and the country. Dominica is not good enough for the PM child to be born in! Tell me another country where a head of state could do this and the people celebrate it? Shame on Dominicans for accepting this, not shame on the PM!

      • Tell me
        November 28, 2013

        Oh my i could not agree more with you .

      • cherry
        November 28, 2013

        “What is a crying shame is that most Dominicans will not realise how poorly this reflects on them and the country.”

        My Sentiment exactly! I was so outraged when I heard about this, I called home to inquire it it was even true. The response I got was surprising, it seemed that most people living in Dominica thought it a non-issue. The fact that so many people are defending the PM’s action, are not seeking an explanation, or even an apology, shows how little we all think of our nation.
        I think poverty in Dominica has led most to rethink our independence. Once it becomes acceptable for nationals of other countries to run for office (in the court of public opinion), and for the leader of the land to have no fear of recrimination when having a child outside of the country, we have pretty much agreed that independence isn’t worthwhile.

        Any Dominican who knows what it means to be a true citizen, who actually expects a leader to lead by example, and who truly believes that Dominica can have a bright future if we all work and fight for it, would be ashamed at this news and demand a response from their Prime Minister.

  133. Coulibistrie in ATL
    November 27, 2013

    the only reason the pm son was born in the USA are the opportunities in the USA he is just saying Dominica is a lost case and do not want his son to be a Dominican that Dominica has nothing to offer his son. just food for thought

    • MaMa
      November 27, 2013

      Ou touo SOTE. So many of you do it. THE Leader of UWP and SANATOR did it. Give our PM a BREAK and accept another defeat.

  134. Jay
    November 27, 2013

    Psychologically very interesting.The name Dmitri translates as “follower of”, “dedicated to”. The full name of this new born child is Dmitri Roosevelt Skerrit, which would read: Follower of/admirer of Roosevelt Skerrit. Are we seeing a dynasty in the making with the first born son already relegated into second place? Very interesting indeed!

  135. Tsk tsk tsk
    November 27, 2013

    Tsk Tsk Tsk. Well skerro ashamed of Dominica man he making his child born America. A big leader like you bringing your child somewhere else to born. You must be ashamed of your own country. tsk tsk tsk

  136. trolol
    November 27, 2013

    If there were two babies falling off a porch I’d save the PM’s baby because it’s more important to our country. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  137. sam
    November 27, 2013

    Congratulations!!!!! to the PM and family. The next generation for future leadership is born. All present day haters will be dead by that time.

    • MissB
      November 27, 2013

      lol…good one….including you huh!

  138. warma
    November 27, 2013

    While I congratulate the PM onthe birth of his little one, I cannot help but note something – American legislators constantly decry immigrants who come to the US to have their babies in an obvious attempt to gain American citizenship. These babies are derisively called “anchor” babies, in that their American citizenship which is bestowed at birth ensures that at some future date, the child would be able to file and gain citizenship for their parent(s) who would not normally be entitled to get it. It is a bit disconcerting for the leader of a country to blatantly engage in establishing an “anchor” baby. Obviously it’s not illegal, but it’s a bit strange for the head of government to do that – what you are essentially telling Dominicans is that Dominican citizenship is not good enough for your child. What kind of message is that for you to be sending to the people who’ve elected you to be their leader?

  139. November 27, 2013

    Congrats PM Skerrit on the birth of your son, may the good Lord continue to give you and your family health and strength.
    God bless.

  140. jada
    November 27, 2013

    Shame on Skerrit to have his baby born in the US. He is sending the wrong message as Prime Minister. If the hospital is good enough for the people it should be good enough for you and your wife. You just lost my vote.

    • Anonymous
      November 27, 2013

      Well you should not vote for lennox either

    • hmmmmm
      November 27, 2013

      how u so sure skerro didnt want his child to be born here

  141. ANYWAY
    November 27, 2013

    ANYWAY! DNO Comments are the BEST! Better than the news articles! LOL! Thumbs up Dominicans allu not anything soft! LOL! Oh by the way Congrats on the birth Mr PM…but it looks like Dcans not too interested nuh papa…I suspect you rub them the wrong way! lol

  142. Citizen Kane
    November 27, 2013

    Dmitry Medvedev , Prime Minister of Russia, turned President of Russia , then Prime Minister of Russia .. in a perversion of the democratic process.

    Nice choice Roosevelt .. “coming events cast their shadow before them ”

    Watch de ride!

  143. ME
    November 27, 2013

    Dear Mr Prime Minister,
    Why is it the concern of the people of Dominica to know any personal business of yours? you have made it clear in the past that It Is Not,, Why Now? I loved you as a PM .oops ok i got it,,, you need prayers and blessing for your bambino but not your marriage,,, blessings then to you and your 14yr old and your American kid.ooh sorry and wifey too,, my bad

  144. Dimitri
    November 27, 2013

    Hurry up and call the election so you can go home and spend some good quality time with your new family.

  145. Anonymous
    November 27, 2013

    What if there was some health concern on the part of mother and baby the PM does not want to share? I say it’s his right. At least uwp can breathe a sigh of relief because the baby cannot be Prime Minister or can he?

    • C
      November 28, 2013

      FYO Mr.Skeritt recently announced that he is interesting in changing the constitution with regards to dual -citizens for high office. So just stay tune. Its on DNO so just check the archives.

  146. 2 CuTe
    November 27, 2013

    All i can do is laugh :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Garcon ZOR SOT ..LOL .When i last checked.We all have a choice in life.

  147. just saying
    November 27, 2013

    anyways my people.going to america to have your baby is nothing new of dominican women of late.once you got a visa and the finances you can and is allowed to do it.i am not blaming this woman for choosing to have her child in the u.s now dominicans i am pretty sure if she was married to anybody else and got pregnant she would still have gone to the u.s to have her child because i know that she can. heck i went to the u.s to have my child and i aint married to the pm.dominicans stop being petty and narrow minded

  148. thiny
    November 27, 2013

    U had wedding in secret y announce the birth of your kid…keep it secret too…

    • papa met!
      November 27, 2013

      when you marry i hope you doe have it in secret. d man doe must tell allu he marry chupes man

      • amazed
        November 27, 2013

        chupes man. if he wanted to keep stuff like that secret he should not have accepted the role that led him to become PM.

    • dear thiny
      November 27, 2013

      u jus cah plz blck ppl…and so wat if d man had his wedding in secret…d man announce he was getting married d day before..he announce he had a child d day his child born…wats d prob?

    • Justice and Truth
      November 28, 2013

      thiny, you do not deserve thumbs up. Those who gave you thumbs up, we know on whose side they are on.

  149. A Mother
    November 27, 2013

    Why didn’t he sent his wife to china or venezuela to have the baby. They know America only for the opportunities.

    • Justice and Truth
      November 28, 2013

      You may be mistaken. Do not make rash judgments.

  150. 767
    November 27, 2013

    Hahahaha hear dem workers boyyy allu forget where lennox linton children born man hahaha woooshhh go ahead dislike my comment the truth hurts

    • Malgraysa
      November 27, 2013

      767 you are not even funny but a sad case. I congratulate the couple on the birth of their son, that is only human decency, even though I do not agree with his style of governing the country.

      • Just Thinking
        November 27, 2013

        Also, Lennox is not the leader of the country. A Leader should lead by example.

    • splendour
      November 27, 2013

      The fact is Lennox has no beef with the US neither does he take sides with Venezuela against them so yes why have his child in the US?

      • ANYWAY
        November 27, 2013

        Hmmmmmmmmm interesting point there!

    • amazed
      November 27, 2013

      Lennox is not the Prime Minister. Skerrit is. The truth is sad

  151. EBBEH WEH
    November 27, 2013

    So almost 14 years your government in control you boast about your hospital and health sector and most recently promise how many pieces of equipments that yet to show up, every other person must have their baby born at the PMH BUT YOURS MUST BORN IN THE U.S.A? SIR, tel the public why you dont trust the Staff and The P.M.H for delivering your DIMITRY.

    • trolol
      November 27, 2013

      Ohh that’s an easy one, it is because D/ca sucks and has no opportunities, Skerrit sees this and wants the best chance to give his child a head start in life.

    • hmmm
      November 27, 2013

      If skerrit wanted his child to be born here he would have been but melissa didnt plan to make her child in dominica… would u make a child in dominica in this economic time?

  152. FAST N FURIOUS
    November 27, 2013

    Well if ALL YOU BLUE vex the PM son was born in the US,take the matter to the court.

    • ()
      November 27, 2013

      Yours will suck salt here though, in failed Dominica. You thought Skerrit bothered with fools like you? PAPA BAT!

      • papa met!
        November 28, 2013

        you calling yourself a fool. dont you know that? you calling Dominica fail? i hope you dont live in Dominica no more and u does stay inside your house and not go anywhere cause you brokes. hope you didnt go fest too. smdh

  153. hmm
    November 27, 2013

    Okay, putting all politics aside….the PRIME MINISTER chose to have his child outside of Dominica??? and then he would talk to the people about patriotism right? lol anyway congrats sir…waiting to see what stunt you gonna pull next.

  154. %
    November 27, 2013

    WHERE WAS THE CHILD BORN?. Is he without a nationality?

  155. safety
    November 27, 2013

    you jealous!! to bad for you

    • Uranius
      November 30, 2013

      Why should DNO be unhappy?

  156. Not happy anymore
    November 27, 2013

    Dominicans really backward , if where d pm baby is born is an issue, because majority of Dominicans who can afford and who has a visa runs up to America or d French countries to have dere babies , so why all dis crap , d decision is based on two parents not pm alone. Giving birth is life or death so be thankful dat they are all ok. Dnt be biased and talk about wedding and all dat because if he did not say it which was not a must all u would run all u mouth. Guess then all u going to ask when is christening and who are the god parents, grow up and stop opposing.

  157. !
    November 27, 2013

    The PM and and his wife are human beings like everyone else and is entitled to have their child where ever they choose. Where were Lennox kids born? He had the right just like the PM. All public figures have private lives, and they want to keep it private, only sharing high level information when they feel it is appropriate. A simple “congratulations” on the birth of a baby is all that’s needed. Stupidity and ignorance is REAL!

  158. Mizz J
    November 27, 2013

    I myself would do d same thing before PMH try to kill me and my child.

  159. say it loud
    November 27, 2013

    The child was born in the USA, hope the Send mother have a green card if not the child is not an American citizen. The rules have changed people. She have to register the child in Dominica.

  160. Anonymous
    November 27, 2013

    DOminican PM and allowing his baby to be born in the US..You don’t want your child to be a citizen but you running the country,,,imagine that..SMH

  161. Disappointed
    November 27, 2013

    I am not one to comment on articles on DNO. But this one does warrant my input.

    I have observed that in our country we hold our leaders to a very low standard. No one has asked the PM to put himself out there to represent the people. He has done this by his own free will. And as leader he is to be held in the highest regard.

    Quite frankly it’s absolutely ridiculous that his wife was secretly pregnant. The birthplace of the baby is unknown, but what does it say about his hopes for the people and the country when he will not even let one of his sons be born on the soil.

    This is absolutley absurd. Actions speak louder than words, and if by action the PM is saying that he has no hope in the country, then he cannot continue to lead the nation.

  162. November 27, 2013

    We know for sure this baby will not follow his legacy, because this baby didn’t born in Dominica so he’ll not be able run for office as a prime minister if he wishes when his a grown man.

  163. Mathematician
    November 27, 2013

    CONGRATS Mr PM & FIRST LADY! Place of birth should not be so much of an issue but SHOULD be announced as well…why Hide? Baby is healthy…mummy is healthy…God’s Blesings!

  164. Thor
    November 27, 2013

    Born in America, only in Dominica boy, no other country and the boy name is Dmitry a RUSSIAN name well all u Dominicans SOT! Take all u blows.

    • Popam
      November 27, 2013

      What is your own name? Sot

    • Malgraysa
      November 27, 2013

      Do as I say, don’t do as I do.

  165. Iluvredclinic
    November 27, 2013

    Unbelievable, mister bold boy, i cannot believe this, the man is prime minister of Dominica and giving birth to a baby in America, when he supports the one china policy and is in Alba, talk about standing for nothing and having no values, and u know what is worse some people think nothing of this no wonder our country going down. :wink:

    • Anonymous
      November 27, 2013

      So what’s wrong with d PM baby being born in the good old USA?Every cat and dog looking for visa to make baby in the USA and d PM wife who most likely has an American passport cannot do the same.Well ppl well bad….just my 2 cents.

    • Anonymous
      November 27, 2013

      the Prime Minister did not give birth his wife did. A woman has the right to make every and any decision when it comes to her body but I would have had the baby in Dominica.

    • I'mWondering
      November 27, 2013

      Unbelieveable when small minds say small things.
      “the man is prime minister of Dominica and giving birth to a baby in America”

      His wife gave birth to their son – it’s not the PM’s son only. Do you think that it’s just his decision? Did she sign policies to support one China?

      Is she a politician?

      And what’s the wife’s background? Is she American/ is she Dominican?

      what passpoort does she hold? Does she not have a say?

      You have a sau that the child should be born at the PMH – well, after all, you are the parent so you know best.

      Bloody Dominicans.

      Say congrats…wonder why they decided to but critising them on that personal decision that doesnt affect Dominica or its politics itsbure B.S.

      You think Obama cares that MR Skerritt’s wife delivered lil Skerritt in the US? why? Because Mrs Skerritt had all right to be in the hospital delivering her baby if she can afford to.

      • #Behonest
        November 28, 2013

        But She vote for him!

  166. .
    November 27, 2013

    congrats to my PM an his lovely wife on de birth of their son,love de name Dmitry, royal family

    • ()
      November 27, 2013

      Where was he born and why?. Where will yours be born,if you ever have. You don’t sound like someone who have, or will have.Pray to God is not in Dominica under Skerrit, because this child will face hell in Dominica.

  167. FIRE........FIRE....
    November 27, 2013

    Congratulations Mr prime minister Mr and Mrs Skeritt and baby Dmitri, the man has the power to bless his wife’s womb…I know poor malaiwea who gave birth in the USA…even if their monthly income was to put food on their table, they did it…so why not the PM? he is not the first he wont be the last…being the PM does not take his human rights from him…

    • an observer
      November 27, 2013

      you are so right. I had my daughter in the usa. nurses, lawyers, teachers, policewomen and many others, why not mrs skerrit? it is her choice where she wanted her son to be born. the pm maybe wanted him born in dominica and wife said no. nothing wrong with that. lennox twins were born in the united states. so people get real. fire I agree with you

    • K.
      November 27, 2013

      I would shake your big toe! Yessssss!

    • awa wi
      November 27, 2013

      when i see comments like this i know we are doomed as a nation. i mean come on man best we just close pmh maternity ward the way some people speaking. just shows we have no pride in our country and are seeking avenues to run away. well i am a die hard DOMINICAN. your parents made you in dominica did that kill you or so impair your opportunities in life that making your child in america is your desperate ace in a hole for prosperity? we need to see how we can improve OUR country so that citizens feel proud and comfortable in their own countries. we like to justify in dominica by saying everybody doing it. mammy always told me not because everyone doing it you have to follow. integrity, pride in your country are principles that seem to be sorely lacking in this latest saga of the prime minister.
      p.s: your child being born in america is no guarantee of prosperity or success in the future.

      • FIRE........FIRE....
        November 28, 2013

        @ awa wi…Your mouth seem to be a prison of your own making.. but what can I say your freedom of speech is yours to own… but this I must say! Skeritt will go down as the most popular Prime minister in Dominica’s history…may he be the most liked or hated….

        Dominican just wished they could play paparazzi…like the Americans….

      • awa wi
        November 28, 2013

        @fire…fire your fire is definitely cold I am open to educated discussions and not useless chatter about popularity. u may need to purchase a short skirt and a tight top and some pom poms to keep on cheering like its a football match and oh my gosh u cant keep your eyes off the star quarterback.lol. I am a patriot and love my country. I am dominica are you?

  168. Anonymous
    November 27, 2013

    :lol:

  169. Is Me
    November 27, 2013

    hmmm leh ou taycar aller maryeh ou pas dit sar! Now u running come birth of baby? CHEWPS

  170. pc
    November 27, 2013

    Congratulations to my prime minister and his wife on their birth of thier baby boy.
    An to the opposition in my pm voice” that is not all you dam business” where the baby born. At the end of the day it is his.

    • North
      November 27, 2013

      The oposition was not the pm when his children where but the pm run away from his so called country as the leader .

  171. Baby
    November 27, 2013

    Girl Melissa I would not send my worse enemy to PMH. You right go to America to have your baby, after all it’s your life and your child. The PMH is a disgrace and you did right.

    Now Mr. PM ask yourself this, why wouldn’t you trust PMH? Because it is not up to standards. You know that and we all know that. So use this as an opportunity to fix the building, the system and the attitudes of those who work there.

    Congrats on your healthy baby boy and feel free to come back again for the next one. Leave PMH for those who likes it that way.

  172. Truth be told
    November 27, 2013

    No thanks being offered to the management and staff of the maternity ward at the Princess Margaret Hospital?

    • from no where
      November 27, 2013

      The baby was born in the states.PMH was not up to date.It is not for the first lady.Why didnt she have the baby in China or Venezuela

  173. OK papa
    November 27, 2013

    why wasn’ the wedding announced?

  174. NOBODY
    November 27, 2013

    UM>>>AND????

  175. Maria
    November 27, 2013

    Even in birth some of our people can’t be positive. Does it really matter where he was born! He’s here and it’s a blessing, so much can go wrong in birth. Take out hate in your hearts my people be more positive.

    • ___________________
      November 27, 2013

      @ Maria Yes it matters a million million ways. Many people would not like their children to be born in this impoverished land Called Dominica, because of the mismanagement of its affairs by your God Skerrit. So you must Shut up when you have nothing to say.

      • big man
        November 27, 2013

        impoverished land. you dont look at international news for you to see what impoverished is. Dominica is a bless land and i love it to the max.

    • countrywoman
      November 27, 2013

      Hate for what? you sort man? that is why all you stay like that, the truth is always hate. You are a PM, you telling us about country but you have no country at heart. What does that have to do with hate?

  176. Diamond
    November 27, 2013

    CONGRATULATIONS your new baby boy is an answer prayer and everything you both have dreamed of. He is destined to become ‘just like daddy’. Your new son has been wonderfully blessed with beautiful loving parents. Congratulations again and Well Done mum!!

    • Truth be told
      November 27, 2013

      So his firstborn son is not blessed too and destined to become “just like daddy”? I pray for all the children and may they all be blessed!

  177. AYE
    November 27, 2013

    “Prime Minister Skerrit said he and his wife are grateful to all who offered encouragement, prayers and well wishes for a successful pregnancy.”

    well maybe if he informed the rest of the public they would have also gave him best wishes.

  178. humble_me
    November 27, 2013

    Give thanks & Praise to the most High God. with his Holy hands he has created, an other miracle.

    Congrats to you PM & your wife. Give your family over to the Lord only he can save, only he can forgive, if you trust in him you are bless.

    Before there was ever a PM name Roosevelt Skerrit baby’s was born out of Dominica.

  179. ?
    November 27, 2013

    Is the PM married? I don’t remember any formal statement from him stating he was married. If he was where and when was the wedding? Pics please

  180. john brown
    November 27, 2013

    labourites stop responding to these negative comments even if the pm child was born in doiminica they would still make noise.so many people i know in high places that give birth to their child out of state.dont repond just show them at the poles what mantle labourites are made up of.all of a sudden a man call linton that never greets anyone,became a god for them.i cant do it alone and it wont happen but if i could i would really make lennox pm just for a few domincans.would reall want to c if they would stop complaining since lennox would make dominica a paradise it semms.

  181. %
    November 27, 2013

    WHERE WAS HE BORN? Why are you MOO MOO on this one?. This is a clear example to your gullible Labourites many of whom are unemployed,poor and indigent. You are not in their class!!!.
    By the way are you telling us when you are visiting Azerbaijan? Are you telling us when you are visiting China? When you are visiting Lybia? When you are visiting Turks and Caicos island? When you are visiting China,or Morocco?
    If the answer to the above is No, so WHY TELL ME ABOUT A CHILD WITH NO NATIONALITY?
    WILL THIS EMPLOY THE UNEMPLOYED DOMINICANS of which there are many?
    My best bet is you sense the challenge that you face this time around at the polls, so you are trying TOO LITTLE TOO LATE…
    HOW LONG?
    NOT LONG!!!!!!!

  182. yes sah
    November 27, 2013

    boi all you people not easy. a BABY is born!!! that is a joyous occasion for ALL parents….and we have to say a negative thing about that?!?!

    where the wifey make her child is nobody business….

    the baby dunno all you………
    anyways, congrats PM and wifey on your bundle of joy…we looking forward to the girl….. :)

  183. african queen
    November 27, 2013

    why did’nt he announce the wedding?

    • Me Dat
      November 27, 2013

      African queen he didn’t announce his wedding because all people like you would go and spoil d man pictures wearing pushin and with curlers in ur hair.

  184. ParoInRoseau
    November 27, 2013

    It’s mind-boggling how people are saying congrats to Skerrit and Melissa and malicious people are disliking the comment. When somebody delivers a baby, makes first communion or graduate from school don’t we commend them?! Anyways, it just have some dirty people among us… Moving on to what I was going to say. It’s a pity that the baby wasn’t born here in Dominica…However when one looks at it from a beneficial standpoint who wouldn’t want to make their children in America or Canada. It is very hard for a Dominican citizen to further their education across the border because of numerous reasons…However, when a child is born in the US or Canada access to further education is very easy. The Dominican passport doesn’t do anything for us here in Dominica but keep us back. Yes as a leader the child should’ve been delivered here but at the same time several persons when they are in office or not have gone abroad to have their children. Nonetheless whether the child is born here or there he is Dominican…Both his parents are from Dominican Descendants! Ya’ll Dominicans to like to make a big deal out of things!

  185. Disgusted
    November 27, 2013

    Now are we aware that the US is actually cancelling visas of people who get to the US hab e their kids and not pay the bills.
    How many of us would like to have our kids born in America? Most of us would. The quedtion is can 1/16 of the most of us afford the cost . I guess the world economy is bad for the peassnts not the master.

    • Anonymous
      November 27, 2013

      So why should you grudge the master if he can go America just because you want to go and cant afford it? if something is good for you be happy for someone who is able to have it inspite of you not being able to…..selfish and greedy people all you are!! just wait and be patient, until your time come for you to do and be like the master

    • HMMMM
      November 27, 2013

      he will pay his bill, DOH WORRY

  186. atlanta
    November 27, 2013

    congrats PM .where ever the people chose to give birth does not matter so many other people go away to give birth.its there choice.everything the pm does its a problem for some Dominicans .

  187. Jennifer
    November 27, 2013

    Congratulations stay well and enjoy the first years

  188. Queen
    November 27, 2013

    How can Skerrit ask the nation to pray for his family when 1. he never announced that he was getting married, 2. did not see it fit to introduce his wife to the nation and 3. never announced that there was going to be an addition to his family. Did he say where the baby was born?

  189. kanisha
    November 27, 2013

    praises and God’s blessing on the family :lol: :-D

  190. Anonymous
    November 27, 2013

    Where was Dmitry born, that’s what we want to know, and if it was outside of Dominica that would be an insult to the people of Dominica and it’s health care system!!!

    • Anonymous
      November 27, 2013

      Really? seriously Really? What is wrong with you these “opposite” people there? I guess you guys will say it is against the constitution, right? Just give the people your blessings or simply just control your emotion and shut your mouth!!

      All the best Mr & Mrs. PM and long live your baby, I wish him a long and healthy life whether he was born, in Dominica, England, America or timbuctoo!!

    • hmmm
      November 27, 2013

      why are u all so damn hyprocrite in this island Dominica eh! Pm and his wife can choose where they want to have their baby. Everybody going oversea to make their baby even taking loan to do so. stop all u nonsense now.

    • amine
      November 27, 2013

      what is d insult about that, u all have to realize the man is married and the say is not all his, and you mean really that is an issue as to where Dmitry Roosevelt Skerrit was born come on. The man might not be Prime Minister all his life so whats you people fuss about.

    • Madam Jay
      November 27, 2013

      Where Dmitry was born is none of your business

    • rowrow
      November 27, 2013

      That should not be your business but the prime minister’s responsibility. Be more proactive

  191. gmmm
    November 27, 2013

    when a prime minister and his wife choosing for there child to be born in there country something is wrong with this government and country. Time will tell.. some of u may say they can choose where they want i agree but obama children was born in american .

    • Belle Bouge
      November 27, 2013

      Okay…. but was Michelle ever pregnant during Obama’s reign as president????

  192. mamizoo
    November 27, 2013

    Boy how much more unsult Dominicans are prepared to take under Roosevelt Skerrit. This is not a moment of joy for Dominicans when the PM child was borne in America. In civilized society the PM would have resign.

    Baby born in America refuse Gentle Rest delivery

    Yes we care . SMFH

    • amine
      November 27, 2013

      So even that hurting you my brother, remove the newborn baby from you all political affairs ok. The man is a big man you so cannot tell the man where his child should be born . you know what take it to the High Court too. Lol all you will kill me with laugh. Make a survey in the history of politics and find out how many politicians children were born in Dominica, and further more no one knows the reason why lil skerro was not born here. wake up people too much pettiness for a small country. Move on….

    • Francisco Telemaque
      November 27, 2013

      Why does it matter where the people chose to give birth their child?

      To be born in the United States of America, is indeed a privilege, on the other hand, you idiots do not know if it was detected that there might be complications at child’s birth, and in order to have the best specialists at hand; America, was the best place to give birth.

      How do you people know the woman did not get pregnant over here:

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

      Skerrit travels you know; and the man and his wife have nature too, they maybe went into action (nature combat) here and she got impregnated; if this is the case anybody in that same situation. I do not know if the kid was born in the United States, nevertheless, that kid will have the privilege of two worlds.

      You talking heads need to mind you business, and stay out of people’s private life, Skerrit’s job is primarily to do whatever is necessary to develop the country, rather than trying to dictate his private life, nay the you should dictate to him what you want in the country that will bring about a change to your personal life’s!

      We know our medical system is screwed up, we know there are plenty of incompetent doctors operating at home, I will take the nation back to the death of the late Prime Minister Rosie Douglas, the man’s life was fortified all due to incompetent doctors, the night of his demise, the last person to see him was a so called medical doctor.

      I do not have a medical degree, however I could have probably save Rosie’s life.

      laugh, nonetheless, as recently as last Friday, I was right in time to more or less prevent someone in Arizona from dying. Someone called; a friend called asking me to come and get her due to some illness, there was a storm between Los Angeles and Arizona, I drove for seven hours in the storm to get to her. When I got there and saw her symptoms, I knew I had to get her to the emergency promptly; we had no time to call the paramedics.

      About a mile from the hospital, where they specialize in neurology, the lady convolving, she had a seizure, I did not even have time to pull on the side of the street, there where hundreds of cars, stop behind me, the third motor vehicle was an Ambulance, the paramedics came to my car and helped me get her on the side of the street where they assisted, and called another Ambulance which took the lady to the hospital.

      She is out of the hospital today alive, she flew in form Arizona lasts night, and is presently in my house.

      If I did not finish medical school, and can literally diagnose some issues, I do not see why this idiot cloud not have seen Rosie was about to die!

      If he had only taken a vital on Rosie, he might have know what to do to save his life.

      No need to complain about Roosevelt has no confidence in our medical system. If the minister of health Timothy has no confidence in the health system he heads, and directs, why should anyone else, we saw when he had a mild stroke, he went out of Dominica for treatment.

      Note: a medical doctor from our main hospital sent my cousin Kathleen Telemaque mother home from the hospital with very little blood in her body, rather than giving her a blood transfusion, the lady later died. However, months later the lady doctor herself died!

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • Anonymous
        November 28, 2013

        You are so efficient at identifying idiots; is that because you are also one?

      • Anonymous
        November 28, 2013

        Rosie dissected! What did you say you would have done?

      • Flabbergasted
        November 28, 2013

        FRancisco, im not sure who and what authorizes you to diagnose and speak with medical authority. You re not a doctor, fortunaely. Whatever you did in Arizona has no bearing on the matter at hand. Good for you on being a decent Samaritan.. The prime minister’s son, is far more valuable than the country and as such he chose or she chose to give the son an opportunity that cannot be affforded by Dominica at this time. The demise of the health care system here is no fault of of the doctor’s. The ministry of health is one of the government’s portfolio and is bound to crash if enough financng, thought and organisation is put into it. I dont fancy the PM very much, but there are more serious matters and serious conversations about real issues that Dominicans could be having now than to discuss the place of birth of the man’s son

  193. STUDENT
    November 27, 2013

    I noticed the “great” patriot said nothing as to where Dmitry was born

  194. Onlooker
    November 27, 2013

    Congratulations to the Lucky Parents. May God bless and guide you and your baby.

  195. THAIRY
    November 27, 2013

    congrates to my PM on his baby boy

  196. Krazy
    November 27, 2013

    congrats on ur baby boy.. but am still wondering why isn’t the baby born in dominica.. the nature isle that u so proud of, so techically tat lil boy is not a dominican by birth.. hmmm hmm pm..
    am not disputing tat a baby can born anywhere u choice but u r the leader and by be patriotic, u should set the example to ur followers

  197. I'mWondering
    November 27, 2013

    why does it matter where the baby was born?

    would it be the first, second , or third child of any parent who chooses to give birht outside their native country?

    stop all this nonsense.

    a bunch of hypocrite ppl – so many of allu rushign “foregin” to give birth just so your kids can be of another nationality to give them opportuinites…yet some are questioning where the child was born

    why does it matter? why, why, why?

    • south east voice
      November 27, 2013

      it matters because he is the prime minister of the island,stop acting a fool , he is not an ordinary citizen..

      • I'mWondering
        November 27, 2013

        haha…

        you guys and your small island, small minded politics.

        it matters to you because everything is an issue – no matter what happens you guys take offense.

        So what if he is a prime minister – it would have been the best thing to do, but did he break some kind of law? No? Did he have any right to have his son delivered at the PMH – NO. Is it mandatory – no.

        It’s only a social issue.

        At the end of the day – the child is better off havign been born outside of Dominica. Who cares…

        was it in his child’s best interest if the child was born outside DCA? Yes!!!!

        you guys all know it.

        what makes you think that being born at the PMH makes any difference, other than it annoys you guys?

        I’m curious how many of you guys would live for example AMERICA to go to the PHM and give birth?

        how many.

        Kudos to you if you would. Whether or you are a McDonalds dishwasher, a dr, a lawyer… at the end of the day – best interest of the child comes first for most parents.

        And frankly – beign born in Dominica in such political hatred – i do not see the best interest of the child.

      • Anonymous
        November 27, 2013

        so??????????????? what is your point

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        November 28, 2013

        Who is being small-minded when one arrogantly brays that it ought not matter to us as we are making everything politics when by definition politics is everything about us.

        Yes, the fact that he is the Prime Minister makes all the difference. Everything is not about breaking a law as if it has ever matter to you and the PM when laws are broken. No one says it is mandatory to have a child born at the PMH–this not the issue. You are on a wild frolic of your own with that argument.

        How flawed is the argument that “the child is better off having been born outside of Dominic”, the country that the man is Prime Minister of.
        So you consider it in the best interest if the child to be born in the US rather than in the country that the child’s father is the political leader.? How dishonest, ill-informed and pathetic is your argument.
        Respectfully
        Roseau Valley

    • Anonymous
      November 27, 2013

      Because the PM is a public figure coonoomoonoo…he is not the ordinary Joe on the street…what example is that for the rest of us…Dominica already has one of the slowest growing populations in the region and maybe the world which by extension greatly affects its economy and its growth and development…if it’s true the child was born out of Dominica then this is sad!!! You can really see that the PM is all about himself. If the lady had complications which our health care system could not deal with then that is a shame on our health care system and he as the PM should take steps to improve it!

    • Anonymous
      November 27, 2013

      Are you stupid or something. It may not say a lot when a regular person child is born in another country. But when the leader of a country chooses for his child to be born in a different it screams out something.and if you to blinded to see it. Open your bloody ears

    • Thor
      November 27, 2013

      @I’mWondering the man is the head of state. How can the head of a country give birth to his child in a foreign state especially a head who supports castro & chavez who hate America so much.

    • Ridiculous and shame
      November 27, 2013

      this argument hold no pointless. it is like using a sieve to catch water from a barrel.

      If the PM sees it fit to have his baby born outside of Dca, it suggests that our health care system is not up to what he believes is best.

      If the PM is seeking benefits for his son’s future outside of the country that he governs, it suggests that his leadership is inadequate and that there are no sustainable plans. furthermore, it proves that this government is NOT building for posterity!!!!!!

      It is a shame when a leader can have a child born during his reign as PM, born outside of the country which he governs!!!!

      The PM should have in fact been embarrassed to make this announcement!

      shame! shame! shame!

      • i'mWondering
        November 28, 2013

        but why the outcry…the shame?

        It suggest…it suggest..it suggest!!!

        Tell me which Dominican believes that it’s best that their chidl eb born at the PMH? everyone on here lambaste the PMH yet when someone who is able to go outisde the PMH to get better care, we criticise and try to stracise that person.

        so – we all suspect that the PMH is subpar? Does that mean that he should use the subpar facilities?

        Yes… as the PM, it’s his cuty to fix, upgrade… whatever it is to the PMH. but frankly…the PMH has been the PMH since before Skerritt… it was the PMH in Freedom, it was the same PMH in UWP times.

        Does that mean that because he is at the helm now, he should not go the route with the most chance of success?

        Yes..he is the PM. Yes, it reflects badly on him.

        But the issue is at the end of the day – we do not suspect- WE KNOW, that the PMH is not the best place. So who are we to begrudge them that decision.

        yes, as a nation- we should be angered that this happened…but we KNOW that it is the best, most logical, safest thing to do for the baby.

        Let’s not pretend that because he is the PM he should not choose the best.

        That’s why Dominicans will always be where they are…. they just sit and complain and do nothing.

        Don’t blame Skerritt for the PMH..you blame all fo them – Eugenia, Edo.. all those before. Skerritt is ruling in one of the hardest times. He’s decisions are not the best, not the wisest..but to expect that someone would chose the lesser of two options when saftey is an issue…just shows how DUMB – Dominicans are being.

        Be disappointed at the situation, be angry at the decision, but do no begrudge a mother the safe delivery of her baby.

        so movign forward- act is stead of talk and pressure this govt and any others to make health care a PRIORITY

  198. Portmouth Realist
    November 27, 2013

    Born where? Princess Magrete hospital? Vielle Case? DNO after all isn’t that important. If the Prime Minister of a countrt elect to have his or her kid born in another country. That says a lot. In any other country on earth ths t would be scandalous and even in my book treasonous. How can you look poor people in their faces and tell them you care when you refuse to have your wife and kids deliver your baby in the same environment or under the same medical conditions.
    Now wicjed and selfish cabalist will try to tell you it is OK because other Dominicans are doing it. Well Karmala or Athley should tell us whether or not Skerrit is any other Dominican.
    If electing to have your kid born in another country as oppose to the one you love unconditionally is patriotism then somebody wake me up
    My kids were all born in America and I am looking to get them Dominican passports-why because I am and they are proud Dominicans.

    • real
      November 27, 2013

      Melissa is a citizen of the united states of american n if she feels her child should b born there then that’s not alu problem

    • Anonymous
      November 27, 2013

      so if you are so proud a Dominican who object to the PM having his child born in another country, I am very much curious to know, why were all of your kids born in America miss proud Dominican?

      Just as you are getting Dominican passport for your kids, the PM will do the same for his because like you, he is also a proud Dominica who has the legal right like you, to have his kid anywhere he so desire.

      • Portsmouth Realist
        November 27, 2013

        I am 40 and lived in America since I was 13. Nevertheless u am not the PM of Dominica. I am not the one paid to indure that the quality of life is better for the people.

      • bluered
        November 27, 2013

        no value

    • Me Dat
      November 27, 2013

      Portsmouth Realist shut up. Ou toe sot!!!!!!

  199. Anonymous
    November 27, 2013

    Congratulations PM from Beverly & Miranda… All the best!!!!!!

    • John Doe
      November 27, 2013

      Lol…. why would you use the name “anonymous”, yet still type who the message is from? lol you should do comedy. Thanks for the laugh… from Johnny Bravo… get it? Hilarious!

      • bread
        November 27, 2013

        That tells you how dumb they are.

      • Anonymous
        November 27, 2013

        Anonymous is the default name…

  200. Tri-State Beauty
    November 27, 2013

    Congratulations are in order!!!! Health and blessings to the newborn and every new born baby around the globe.

    • NOBODY
      November 27, 2013

      Very nicely put!

  201. Anonymous
    November 27, 2013

    Congrats to the P.M. and wife Melissa on the birth of their son Dmitry.

  202. chachen
    November 27, 2013

    let me guess the baby wasn’t born in Dom?

  203. LINDA REGISTE
    November 27, 2013

    congrats PM :) :) :) :)

  204. vern
    November 27, 2013

    congratulations to pm and wife! May the Lord bless your family.

  205. CHILD OF GOD
    November 27, 2013

    Thanks you Jesus for making it all joy to this family and on a large scale the entire nation world too.

    CONGRATULATIONS

    • CONCERNED
      November 27, 2013

      :-D so happy for them

  206. ROSEAU VALLEY
    November 27, 2013

    Congratulations to the PM. This is at least one more to the population of Dominica–or its it?

    According to DNO, “They have asked that the nation continue to lift up the family in their prayers.” Indeed we must but it would be nice to know where the child was born and his nationality at birth so that we could add this in our prayers for extra blessings, especially in light of
    – the state of our health facility on Island,
    – the relatively high rate of infant mortality at the PMH and
    – the declining growth rate of our population.

    We now know the reason why the PM’s wife did not “boycott” the Independence Celebrations”. She was away from the country- perhaps in New Hersey /USA preparing to give birth to the son of the Dominican PM with a Russian/Eastern European name.

    We wish the PM, his wife and family the very best.
    Respectfully
    Roseau Valley

    • 4CAR
      November 27, 2013

      “One more to the population.” 100 more Chines to our population. No comparison.

      • Me Dat
        November 27, 2013

        4Car so what. 100 more Chinese. How many hundreds of Dominicans populating other people’s country. You yourself have friends and family who are populating other peoples country. Stuppppps

    • Truth Seeker
      November 27, 2013

      What double speak. Your comment bleeds with sarcasm. Stick with what you believe. It is a lot more liberating. Not every body who reads and writes on here is a fool.

      • Anonymous
        November 29, 2013

        Unfortunately you sound like a fool.

  207. Anonymous
    November 27, 2013

    Congrats!

  208. ORGANIZED
    November 27, 2013

    Congrats my PM. That child I suspect will be spoilt.

  209. helloooooo
    November 27, 2013

    Let me congratulate the PM and the people of Dominica as they welcome the new heir to the throne…ops sorry as America welcomes the son of the PM. PM you gave the weight and time of birth but neglected to give the place of birth….PMH charge them a grand five nah like all you charge me! Nurses all you not good enough and the PMH not good enough to deliver PM son? How interesting

  210. Anonymous
    November 27, 2013

    Congratulation and wish you the best with your baby boy

  211. Itassi
    November 27, 2013

    Congratulations Parl Rep!

  212. Original Observer
    November 27, 2013

    Congrats PM

  213. hmmm
    November 27, 2013

    go ahead pm give her the girl in nine months time :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Doc
      November 27, 2013

      ummm they got married in may. she was pregnant when they got married. duh.

    • toni
      November 27, 2013

      that one born 6 months after the wedding? uhmmmmmm

  214. People
    November 27, 2013

    YAY ROYAL BABY!

    • faceup
      November 27, 2013

      Yea ! Royal baby my foot !

      • Kokay There
        November 27, 2013

        You’re just bitter! No one care about you! Move along!!

    • Dunrad
      November 27, 2013

      Explain that “royal baby”

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