Dr. Thomson Fontaine gets top economic job in South Sudan

Dr. Fontaine’s contract is for one year

Former IMF economist and Senator in the Parliament of Dominica, Dr. Thomson Fontaine has been appointed Senior Economic and International Policy Adviser to the government of South Sudan, Africa.

He told DNO that the contract will be for one year and he will be responsible for offering policy advice to the transitional government, assisting in the organization of resources of the state, and importantly, establishing an economic and financial management policy for the country, which engages key stakeholders including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, and the African Development Bank (ADB).

“I will be serving as the primary liaison of the Transition Government of National Unity basically providing them with economic policy advice in that area and contribute to different working papers and policy discussions on the future of South Sudan,” he said.

Fontaine said he was contacted by the United Kingdom’s government, who is sponsoring the job, and had to go through a three-stage interviewing process that assessed his qualifications and he was ultimately selected as the successful candidate.

Dr. Fontaine said he will be moving to South Sudan.

“I will be moving to South Sudan but the way it is organized, I will do two months in country and three weeks breather where I will come back to Dominica,” he stated.

When asked of the future of his status as a Senator considering the new appointment, Fontaine said that he would only resign if the new job prevents him from attending parliament.

“I don’t see a problem with it, but if it becomes an issue where I am not able to attend parliament, then I will probably have to resign. But for now, I am going to maintain that position,” Fontaine remarked.

The Republic of South Sudan is considered the world’s newest nation after gaining independence from Sudan in 2011.

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173 Comments

  1. UDOHREADYET
    April 28, 2017

    oh lord… that’s not good man…. though Im not a UWP supporter per se… that’s the last place on earth anybody would want to work.
    its a war zone.
    Its like being appointed Chief Executive Global Economist for the Taliban, sounds nice but not!

  2. April 27, 2017

    Look at it them labourights maby shame lol they dont even know what to say’ Zoe

  3. Tjebe fort
    April 27, 2017

    Eat your heart out Disciple Roosevelt and as for that Disciple Thomas……….??? Well, words fail me. I suppose Dr. Thomson is one of those he asked his God to pray for? Father, forgive your servant Thomas because he does not know what he is doing. but you know Father, prophets are not recognised in their own country and this proves it once again. No wonder the Pop have so many troubles in his own church.

  4. April 27, 2017

    ok where is that man going, don’t we need him in dominica.the government should use that man in many areas.what a shame

    • Son-of-Sam
      April 27, 2017

      Now we see where he heart really, he is following the money. If he loved Dominica as he say he does then he would have stayed in Dominica to ensure he restore it to what he think is the “Glory Days”. hmmm.

  5. Shameless
    April 27, 2017

    May God continue bless you abundantly sir! May your light continue to shine before men especially those in our country who continue to denigrate you for no reason other than pure jealousy. CONGRATULATIONS in order!!

    I sincerely hope that this will resonate with the good folks of the Grand Fond constituency who should take this as their mantra and see the need to have you represent them in our parliament. May the Punjabe Doctor from Enbar, Vielle Case and Attorney Penguin take this as a lesson and slap in his face when compared to the purchased doctorate he carries as a badge of honor. Continue to be SMA and Dominica proud! sir. You have made all SMARITANS proud!

    St. Mary’s Alma Mata Hail to thee all hail…..Smartest Men Around!
    Assertive like the rod of Moses! 8) 8)

  6. Anthony P. Ismael
    April 27, 2017

    I get it. You don’t bite the hand that feeds you. In our time of need, they came through and provided us with assistance. Given the changing economic and political situation in Venezuela right now and not knowing what the foreseeable future holds for this country, isn’t it wise for Dominica to change its focus and work on being more self-sustainable? We have enough land available to feed ourselves and an abundance of fish to go with it. Why are we focusing on being beggars, instead of fueling our independence and self-sustainability?

  7. FORKIT
    April 27, 2017

    thomson has the knowledge, qualifications and expertise to help a developing nation with 12 million people while we denigrate and belittle him for a man who went to india for a weekend and came back with a doctorate. he has failed every aspect of our economy’s development, rampant corruption and sales of diplomatic missions to criminals, hand outs to the less fortunate in return for a GODLIKE praise… while the only source of income is sale of passports….
    DOMINICANS WILL FEEL THE PAIN BECAUSE WE ARE NOT LEARNING FROM THE COUNTRY WHERE SKERRIT GOT HIS OPERATIONS HAND BOOK FROM. “VENEZUELA”.. LOOK AT THEM NOW

  8. Doc. Love
    April 27, 2017

    Skeritt always talks about to much politics in Dominica, but he is at the top of the list. Why hasn’t he or his government extend congratulations to Dr. Fontaine. What we will hear on Saturday on the next level show is exactly what is already being posted on face book by laborites. According to them, he is accusing Skeritt of being corrupted, but he accepted a job to work with the most corrupted government in Africa. If you don’t believe me, go to Delvin Castro’s face book, you will also see a picture of Skeritt large and in charge, as though, he owns this face book page. Maybe, he is responsible for that page.

    • April 27, 2017

      Can he handle that big job? Can he make the people of Sudan happy? Or else they will be pelting stones at him sooner or later. Is he practically qualified to handle that job? We will know sooner or later.

  9. Really
    April 27, 2017

    SOUTH SUDAN? All dont know about the place nuh? A war torn country which no one wanted to go to,I hope he will behave himself!!!!

  10. Wise one
    April 27, 2017

    In other words, teach South Sudan how to NOT be like Dominica.

    This speaks volumes. The British are so disgusted with the state of affairs in Dominica that they want to use his experience to prevent South Sudan from being like Dominica.

    Teach them that they don’t have to sell passports to survive.

    Congratulations!

    • Be Good
      April 27, 2017

      they have oil and they don’t need him

  11. A
    April 27, 2017

    I thought Fontaine had resigned his job at the IMF to come home to help Dominica. According to Fontaine the Dominican economy is collapsing, so why is he leaving now when his party might be on the verge of victory? Or is it that things are not all what they seem to be? Just asking?

  12. Truth Be Told
    April 27, 2017

    Oh my God! There are some Black people in a Caribbean island called Dominica who believe that it is degrading, desperate, beneath them, and unbecoming for a internationally recognised Black economist to go and work in a country where Black Africans of South Sudan are suffering at the hands of the Arab North Sudan! You people make me sick with your mental slavery complex! You people are doomed to failure!
    Congratulations Dr Fontaine, you have experience working where your talents are most needed – you helped to settle the economy of Afghanistan after the Taliban and now you take up the challenge to serve in South Sudan where all the international efforts towards development are most needed in Africa today. Here is the harsh reality of our Black people in South Sudan http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-africa-39532312/civilians-are-being-slaughtered

  13. Expat
    April 27, 2017

    Even though we did not agree politically I wish Fontaine the very best in his endeavor. At some point in life somebody has to look out for his or her own betterment. Fontaine may have come to the realization that his political ambition in Dominica is being suppressed by the inept leadership skills of Linton. He may have decided that this was the perfect opportunity to get away from Linton and to redeem himself in the eyes of his family. By his association with Linton who is not a college graduate, he has brought his character into question.

  14. Dominican passport
    April 26, 2017

    South Sudan??,smh Thompson wish u all the best that place almost as bad as south city grandbay :lol:

    • Thomas
      April 27, 2017

      you uneducated fool.. what do you know about south city grand bay ??

      • Dominican Passports
        April 28, 2017

        I know it’s a place field with criminals and uneducated people :oops:

  15. Let The Truth Be Known - Original
    April 26, 2017

    What I do have to state, I am not impressed and I do not envy Fontaine one bit. He has a few libel cases coming up. This is one way of evading them. Is he trying to obtain diplomatic status free of prosecution? I doubt he will escape. Based on that, he should not be allowed to leave the island.
    Tony, Senior Counsel, please inform us. I am certain you will have something to say on this matter.

    • Dominican
      April 27, 2017

      You really are a vindictive, old bat withou t a trace of christianityy in you. There is nothing more that Dr. Fontaine would like than Roosevelt Skerrit and his counsel to proceed with their law suits but it are they who are holding up proceedings. Go and continue to be miserable. I will sincerely pray for you because you are not helping yourself and the country you say you love. You don’t have to like or love Dr. Fontaine but can’t you at least congratulate yhim as a fellow Dominican?

    • April 27, 2017

      Can he handle that job? Is he practically equipped to handle the job? Having a PHD nowadays does not say much on paper.

  16. Views
    April 26, 2017

    Dr. Fontaine is a role model for young Dominicans. The lesson is that you can be born in a small village like Grand Fond and be recognized and sought after internationallly. However this can only be achieved through hard work, determination and vision. Not with sewo, laziness and corruption. Dr. Fontaine is the real leader and shining example in Dominica, not the Punjab doctor who has disgraced our country. Long live Dr. Fontaine. Good luck. You have made Dominica proud.

    • Marcus Hill
      April 27, 2017

      So did the Pujabi doctor apply for this post? Did he even make it to the shortlist. Seeing as his current position has become untenable of late, inquiring minds want to know.

      • My 2 Cents
        April 27, 2017

        No one applied for that job. Why do you think Thomson got it.

    • Be Good
      April 27, 2017

      if he was so good why IMF did not take him back

  17. Ray
    April 26, 2017

    Congrats. Very happy for you and the uwp, we will need finds for next campaign.

  18. Patriotic B
    April 26, 2017

    The negative comments are disheartening! There are Dominicans in all corners of the world and in countries that are dangerous and corrupted. As an economist international experience especially assisting a transitioning government is critical to one’s portfolio. Even working a county alleviate its exonomic, political, social systems is great. Let us just congratulate our very own and move on. Congrats DOCTOR Fountaine!

  19. Shazzzzzz
    April 26, 2017

    When is stories like that all you like to run all you mouth .But DNO put out one about a nice young girl who at twenty years old is tha owner of khreation Jewelry.None of all you had a ting to say.Is bef all you like.SMH

  20. Roger
    April 26, 2017

    That is a desperate move. Only if those congratulating him knew where he was going they would feel sorry for him. Thompson just gave himself big title. South Sudan is currently a war zone.

    • Jon Jones
      April 27, 2017

      Roger,
      Boy, you sounding bitter. Like you doing something better with yourself or what?

      Dr Fontaine’s title is real – not a gesture or a gimmick title. His achievement is something for Dominicans to be proud of rather than embarassed by. South Sudan is a war zone and you don’t send a fool to go over there as an advisor. To fill such a role it takes someone of standing with the respect of his colleagues, peers and industry – not a self indulgent fraudulent laughing stock.

      I don’t know the man but he has restored my pride as a Dominican – something I feel ashamed to say when Skerritt is mentioned. Nuff said

    • hm
      April 27, 2017

      Yes, they need to look up Sudan.. not a safe place at this time so he needs to be careful. Good luck and be safe.

  21. April 26, 2017

    Unless we recognize talent and most of all appreciate talent, our beloved Island will never develop. Let us stop the hatred and wish others well. We have a nation to build. I would like some of the haters to listen to themselves and see how they are blinded by ignorance. Those who serve in the interest of fostering a better nation must be commended. Tell me how many of the present administration who are humble and independent minded. None of the ministers have the acumen of leadership. Congratulation to Dr. Fontaine ! go and do your best and serve with honor. Your job is esoteric and those smattering minds will see your role as askance but let them ruminate about your brilliance.

    • Be Good
      April 27, 2017

      is he wishing the Govr well in Dominica fire with fire

  22. Dominican
    April 26, 2017

    May the Good Lord go with Doctor Thompson Fountain, protect you. and strengthen you as you traveled to Sudan to work.
    We will be praying for you, and as mention in your statement that every two month you will have a three weeks break, and you will come home, relax and go back to Sudan.
    May God bless you richly,

    You Make Dominica proud

    Dominican abroad

  23. Finn
    April 26, 2017

    This is what it is all about people……… Best of luck Doc- and one thing for sure- you will be half a world away but your heart will be in Grand Fond and the rest of our beautiful island.

    We wish you well my friend.

    Emanuel Finn

    • April 28, 2017

      How about you? What are you doing in DA, Doc? You should be making money in America. Did they deport you to Laplaine? What did you and Sam Christian do in America?

  24. Bobby Brown
    April 26, 2017

    Am new two this chart room but this guy deserve all the best from all Dominican Mr fountain your day will come bro all you needs is Patience.

  25. Da4real
    April 26, 2017

    SMH….. Why can’t we just wish the gentleman much success and leave the politics out? Does everything have to be politically motivated? Have we lost our minds? Are we so engaged in party politics that we don’t know when to just say congrats and move on? Again doctor Fountaine congratulations and much success ……

  26. Da4real
    April 26, 2017

    Congratulations on your new role….

  27. TRUMP
    April 26, 2017

    I don’t know you but you will be missed. I wish you all the very best, come back as promised love you!love!!!

  28. %
    April 26, 2017

    It is indeed sad to see that men with such vast potential that can propel this country forward have to go give their services elsewhere, while fools, clowns hypocrites, idiots, wicked, that can barely understand their roles are taking this country to the bottom of the ocean…
    SKERRIT MUST GO!
    SKERRIT MUST GO !
    SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!!

  29. Cyril Volney
    April 26, 2017

    Congratulations. Make Dominica proud of a native son.

  30. April 26, 2017

    Well recognize a example for we dominicans a man off that high standards can reboot Dominica

  31. ShameOnSkerro
    April 26, 2017

    Congrats Dr. Fontaine! The stone that the builder refuse…

  32. Laplaine Observer
    April 26, 2017

    The quote, “A Prophet has no honor in his Country”, is demonstrated here by some of the comments made in this chat room. Regardless of your political affiliation, but when one of our own is recognized for his astute academic ability, the least we can do is wish him well. At least, he did not pay $75,000 U.S for his doctorate unlike the other so-called doctor.

    • Da4real
      April 26, 2017

      So u have the right to cast judgement but others can’t? Who’s been political now…your comment is full of judgement and political craziness…WE all know ure talking about Skerrit in ur last statement.

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      April 26, 2017

      Happy YOU know that- “A Prophet has no honor in his Country.”- Are YOU saying so because he is one of your OWN? The PM is a PROPHET WHO OTHER neighboring countries envy, why don’t YOU honor what he is doing for the country and its people? Boss which academic qualification one ever achieves that he or she does not pay for? Was everything free ? Even after getting a scholarship your are met with other expenses; by the way at least $75,000 was spent but the so-called doctor did not steal anyone money to pay for his doctorate unlike your BUDDY who stole others money and land Hope before he leaves he pays ALL THE FARMERS that he owes for their produces he took from them.

      • Me
        April 27, 2017

        You clearly cannot grow up to the next level past being a kid. That being the case, do that sound you make when you shut up, kid on the block.

      • Papa Dom
        April 28, 2017

        Hahaha, so you honestly believe that other countries envy Skerrit? Boy look Joke! The other leaders in the Caribbean are baffled at how a people can be as stupid as Dominicans are and wish they had that luxury but it is not an admiration of skerrit but rather a condemnation of the people of Dominica. skerritt brings down people to talk nonsense to Dominicans, like we don’t need an Int’l airport and then turn around and do the opposite in their countries. Do you believe that these people would be envious of a leader who is so gullible?

    • Warma
      April 26, 2017

      I could not have said it any better

    • Just Passing Through
      April 26, 2017

      So true. Regardless of political affiliation, we should always be happy when something good happens to one of our own and give them our full support. Baroness Scotland as Secretary General and others come to mind of how we support our own as they are recognized by others. Especially when they are qualified for the position.

      • zeb
        April 26, 2017

        “Just Passing through” the only way one can feel happy for him is if they do not like him, do you have the slightest clue of what is going on in South Sudan? the government of South Sudan is literally scared to govern. No one wants to go to South Sudan, no one, that’s why this position is open, it is equivalent to him getting a job in Syria. :oops: :oops:

      • Jon Jones
        April 27, 2017

        I was a supporter of the Baroness as I thought better of her than she ultimately proved to be. However, once incumbent she showed she was no different to Skerritt’s usual type of crony. Her very partizan ‘suck salt’ comments really lowered her standing then her arrogance and overspending meant the UK Govt had to declare no confidence in her leadership. Despite her talk what has she achieved for Dominica? Nada…not a role model for Dominicans to be proud of either

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      April 26, 2017

      God knows the hearts of people and the hypocrites. Is this Bible quotation not hypocritical to you?
      I can say the same for the PM. Have you ever wished your Prime Minister well at any time? He is doing his utmost to enhance Dominica and make the lives of especially the underprivileged better. Which one of you UWP supporters wish the PM well and commend him? The same applies for Fontaine. Need I say more? DNO’s Website is filled with your adverse comments which we read worldwide.

      • JOSH SHAW
        April 27, 2017

        You jack ass you read them world wide and have not seen Roosevelt is evil! He only killing Dominica. If Mr Linton had not exposed alot of his evil deeds no cbi money would be spending all over the place finally. Congrats Dr Fontaine. Go and keep making us proud. Jah will keep you safe!

  33. Not a herd follower
    April 26, 2017

    And this is the man Dominicans rejected. He was even denied an elected seat in the Parliament. Instead, a ‘ ”nobody” was put in the Parliament. If the British with their very high standards can engage Dr. Fontaine for a very demanding role, why can’t Dominicans? Is it that we feel threatened by talent, jealous of the proven abilities of others, like our lowly socio-economic position and prefer to be treated as beggars by those who govern us? The recruitment for the position in South Sudan was very competitive, and a humble and hard-working man from Grand Fond with goodness in his heart for his country of Dominica was chosen.

    All the best, Dr. Fontanel. You are an example to us all, including your detractors and haters.

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      April 26, 2017

      There are some things you do not know. Some job applications are properly doctored? Did you ask Fontaine while he left his high-paying job at IMF and decided to become a politician in Dominica?
      He has done nothing in Dominica but with his contemporary Lennox Linton, created lack of peace and disunity.
      Commence writing your resume.

      • Views
        April 26, 2017

        Sick…sick..sick. You don,t deserve an answer. You labourites don’t know the word patriotism. You all just grab everything in sight

      • Look It
        April 27, 2017

        He will be once again working in collaboration with IMF…..and with the WORLD BANK and THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT….WICKED PEOPLE, STOP TRYING TO DISCREDIT THE MAN

  34. ?????
    April 26, 2017

    I’m very suspicious about that job since South Sudan is in turmoil. I wish Thomson all the best especially for his safety because that country is VERY unstable and rigged in corruption. The president attempted to kill the deputy president a few months ago. I have friends from South Sudan and what they are telling me is not a place Thompson wants to be. I’m very nervous for Thompson…..

    • April 26, 2017

      Dominica is knot in turmoil who in the DLP that can do that job?

    • Joe
      April 26, 2017

      Same here, if he asked me i would try to dissuade him!!!

  35. Lenpro
    April 26, 2017

    As much as we want to congratulate the brother of the soil, its just sad that he could not go back to America to use his expertise to its fullest.. It comes across more as desperation on Thompson’s side looking for employment and settling for that job in Central Africa in this civil war ravaged with continuous Escalating violence to the brink of famine country. Say what we want to say, with his academic excellence Thompson could have done better. Having said all that, I do appreciate his heart though, and hope his contribution to South Sudan will make a difference and hope that the government will be in a better position to help the every day traumatized woman and children.

    • Warma
      April 26, 2017

      America alone that needs help? You don’t think the people of South Sudan deserve an opportunity to pull themselves out of decades of war and chart a new future?

  36. This is one of the happiest day of my life!

    I am sure the Punjab Doctor, the Sir Knight, that Mountain Chicken Carpaud Mentality Roosevelt Skerrit wish he had an academic education! That Punjab doctor, when he heard the news, he probably flew in front his mirror, looked at his face, and said! Ooooooooooooppppppppssss: I wish I was Thomson Fountain!

    You cannot be boy, you did not even have the ability to finish an ordinary English Major,

    Whereas we have d …… as head of the country no progress can be made, if you Skerrit was not an , you would have sought advise from Thomson Fountain, and others who are brilliant, and know what to do in order for the country to recover from the economic disaster you have caused.

    In this world there are men, and there are mouse! I say Thomson is the man, of the day, you Skerrit shall always be a corrupted mouse eh!

    Prime Minister who! Prime Minister of what; Punjab…

    • Justice
      April 26, 2017

      I personally think that Thompson was given that job because No one else wanted it because of the turmoil and instability happening in S. Sudan. Be careful out there my brother. I sincerely hope that you didn’t accept the position out of desperation. It was said that you resigned from the the IMF position because you wanted to be in Dominica to contribute to it’s development and now you are accepting a job in hostile territory. Just thinking out loud.. Hmmmmnn.

    • Wa Papa
      April 26, 2017

      And lets us all clap for the idiot :lol: :lol: :lol: :mrgreen:

    • KaliBud
      April 26, 2017

      Now tell us about Lennox Linton

    • Warma
      April 26, 2017

      LOL – excellent FET

    • Kermit
      April 26, 2017

      One thing eh. I don’t think your day will go good if you don’t call Skerrit name! Wow you are obsessed, you are a sick individual. Seek help and quick! Someone can’t be so obsessed with a person like that. Check him still, while his business fixing yours unfixing sot!

    • Be Good
      April 27, 2017

      get a life something you did not get all for you all self hungry for power

  37. Doc. Love
    April 26, 2017

    God works in mysterious ways. A few weeks ago, Tony, aided and abetted by Simeon, tried to criticize Dr. Fontaine, according to them he moved from an economist to being a huckster, because he tried to assist the farmers sell their produce. Those Dominicans that don’t know anything about South Sudan, in the coming weeks will know a lot about that country, thanks to Tony and some laborites. Congrats Doc, Dominica doesn’t want you, the world wants you.

  38. Look It
    April 26, 2017

    Congrats in scoring this INTERNATIONAL POST!!!!! You were hired by the BRITISH GOVERNMENT and will be working with REPUTABLE & INTERNATIONALLY recognized entities to help turn around the economic environment for South Sudan.

    NOW FOR ALL WHO LAUGHED AT HIM AND SAID, “WHY DOESN’T HE JUST ADMIT HE IS A HUSTER”…wellllllll what do you all have to say now?????? This man tried to assist you backward thinking Dominicans, instead you all laughed at him, made fun of him and discredited him….. I tell you its always outsides to recognize your ambitions and capabilities.

    ALL THE BEST DR FOUNTAIN….AND TO ALL ASKING HIM FOR HIS SALARY AMOUNT…HE WILL TELL AFTER SKERRIT ALLOWS THE IPO TO DO ITS JOB AND DISCLOSE ALL HE; SKERRIT, OWNS!!!!!!!

  39. Fly on the wall
    April 26, 2017

    I smh when I read some of these comments.. what’s wrong with our country? Why are we so divided ? Can you imagine a brilliant son of the soil gets a major overseas appointment and we try our best to criticize the appointment.
    This man is the only Dominican to hold a top job at the IMF. We sit in dominica accepting the ostrich, the Indian doctorate and Johnson’s to full and rule us.
    Lord help us…

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      April 26, 2017

      Those who cause chaos, lack of peace and unity are the ones you should ask, what’s wrong with our country. Why are we so divided?

  40. April 26, 2017

    That’s the real Doctor ??‍?congratulations are in order
    For u SIR Dominica is proud don’t mind the haters
    They will always be God blessings

  41. Shaka Zulu
    April 26, 2017

    Congratulations!! It’s a shame people of grandfond did not elect you. In a time when Dominica needs people like you we try our best to run u away. We will celebrate with red carpet and palm branches an overnight plastic Dr. How are we to encourage any Dominica professional to come home and contribute?

    • Mr Grandfond
      April 26, 2017

      I concur….. however please note it was a Grandfondian brother the first to commend Dr T on this awesome accomplishment

      • Shaka Zulu
        April 27, 2017

        You need to do your best to get this guy elected next election. He will be Dominica prime Minister one day.

  42. deonna
    April 26, 2017

    Mr. Fontaine, you are such a very very humble, I recall once just before the election I sent you an inbox message about some concerns I had within your party and your response displayed such strength, humility and knowledge. The Republic of Sudan is getting a GREAT person and Adviser.
    All the Best Sir.

  43. Small axe
    April 26, 2017

    small island like Dominica was so fortunate to have produced such a brilliant economist like Dr. Fontaine at such a time like this, but instead of being embraced by our government, they are looking for all evil opportunities to arrest him like a criminal. Rejected at home but an envy of the world. Reminds me so much of Christ who was rejected by his own but embraced by worthless sinners like myself. Congrats to you Dr. Fontaine

    • zandoli
      April 26, 2017

      Thompson was not embraced by his people either. If his people had placed any value on his knowledge and ability to represent them, he would have been a parl rep.

      Then again I often wondered why he put himself through all that foolishness anyway.

    • Be Good
      April 27, 2017

      fortunate lol what a joke

  44. Ras Ju
    April 26, 2017

    Congratulations on your new posting.
    Give it your best shot and I hope you are able to make a difference.
    All the best.

  45. zandoli
    April 26, 2017

    Dr. Fontaine, good for you partner, but South Sudan would not be the place I would want to take up employment. This place is a tad too violent for my liking.

  46. DA citizen
    April 26, 2017

    Leave my bright young community man alone.Thomson Fountain why don’t you go and ask skerrit how much is he making , Toney dominiche .The good will always surpass evil is just a matter of time. G Luck Thomson

    • Janet James
      April 26, 2017

      Santa debarasa. My grand mother used to say. Alle pa vewe. Newsence. Go find some good hard work to do. I wish you nothing but luck. Thank you Jesus for your delivering power over Thompson Fontaine. Thank you Jesus. His family must be happy.

      • mamzel
        April 26, 2017

        and you can’t even spell – no wonder you are full of hate. Ignorance is bliss – you continue to carry your ignorance as a badge of honour. Keep it up

  47. winston warrington
    April 26, 2017

    We should all be happy that Dr Fontaine found a job. Nobody questioned his qualifications; qualifications are indicators of scholastic endeavors and we are certain he excelled as an academic. A job in South Sudan is better than no job at all, but with the current shortage of professionals in the US, one wonders, why South Sudan?

    • Look It
      April 26, 2017

      and if it was in the US you would ask why US

    • Shut up Warrington!

      Stop being hypocritical, you all questioned the mans’s qualification from day one for years; you all tried to turn him into a joke, you all accuse him of stealing DAAS money, you all accuse him of some crooked land deal.

      You all robbed him the privilege of his parliamentary seat by stealing it from him: Fountain won that seat!

      The good always triumph over evil, and I am happy that Dominicans can see how wrong we can be, and how evil Skerrit and others can be when they set out to destroy our very own people simply because we disagree with them politically. The tangled web of lies they try to weave around Fountain is shattered, you all are exposed of your evil!

      • Original Mahaut Man
        April 26, 2017

        This is politics.Why didn’t you all give him to be the leader of the party?

      • Warma
        April 26, 2017

        excellent FET

    • stupendous
      April 26, 2017

      You are wondering why Sudan and not the US? isn’t Sudan part of our mother/ home land we boast so much about? secondly don’t you think the UK and North America has benefited enough from our brain drain? what do you mean he excelled academically? dont you know of his experience? You guys play sarcastic games – Doc go for it we will be praying for you.

    • Stupes
      April 26, 2017

      because south Sudan is a newly independent country looking to sharpen/brighten its future! DR F will be part of a pivotal stage in that “Newly Independent”Country’s future! If all goes – HIS NAME WILL BE IN THE HISTORY OF THAT COUNTRY!!!!

      Good Luck Dr. Ignore the ignorant who have been assuming that you were an “unemployed loiterer” for some time – it Is a typical Dominican disease to find fault in anything – except the things that affect them personally – THE STATE OF THEIR COUNTRY!!!!!!!!

    • Mouche miel
      April 26, 2017

      SACASM SPOTTED Winston your comment reflects( always, and antiquated old conservative. If you were in America you would be in one of those red neck states. That’s typical DFP-ites back in the 80’s. Thousands of American leave the USA for China Africa Asia to pick up jobs for the experience the need etc they could remain in the comfort of their republican or democratic states and battle it out. It’s work and a new experience. Cowards like u would not even to challenge self and go to St.Lucia for meeting.Let alone go to Africa. guys like u are classified as cowboy pres cai.

    • Din-din
      April 26, 2017

      Winston keep quiet- What are you doing in Philly? Going to Eagles football games?

  48. LifeandDeath
    April 26, 2017

    This is the difference with having a real Doctorate..Thompson doesn’t ask ppl to refer to him as Doctor, because his ego don’t need stroking enough for him to buy an honorary Doctorate..

    In the real world only the real PhDs stand up to Doctor..so would the real Doctors please stand up!!

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      April 26, 2017

      Some Dominicans could be gullible. Have you ever seen his education papers? Some people cheat in the classroom. Some people can purchase a doctorate, any certificate and diploma for a certain amount of money. This is prevalent in the US.

  49. April 26, 2017

    Anyone that is seriously concerned about Fontaine should offer him a job to stay out of S. Sudan. Dr. Fontaine has to be really desperate to take a job in that country , he should be handsomely​ rewarded though. Of course he was offered the job because they couldn’t get anyone else. On his return I hope he has a better appreciation for Dominica after witnessing porverty and government corruption up close.

    • dailydose
      April 26, 2017

      Hey The Moss are short as Chucky? If U are no problem.
      My concern here is are U 4 real? You are how old? How foolish? How brainwashed?
      Am n fan of the Neo-DLP let alone the UWP ,DFP, Pappy or that exiled party but this makes U Amos the moss the lowest creature that walks the earth. U suck. That’s why Da is the way she is filled with AHs like U Amos. You have to learn & draw the line between academics and politics. You are aware of the saying Sq pegs in round holes right? what about Sq pegs in wrong holes.
      Do U fool self to belive ur P.M has 1/8- 1/1024 th of Dr.Thompson’s brain?
      Di chein e mauvre may di dents blanc. Skerrit cannot hold up a candle to Thompson.

      • dailydose
        April 26, 2017

        In addition fools like Warrington adds his BS to urs.
        Look forward to Skerrit et Al calling parliament on dates when he is at a conference some where hence making absent for more than how many sessions one can miss as a parliamentarian
        Just to force a resignation. This is clear to you Amos Warrington with maybe 1/32 & 1/64th of Thompson’s brain. You 2 are full of it. Negative vibes against ur own people and praises to all Skerrit dem con artists. people like U guy suck.

      • April 26, 2017

        Sorry I struck many of your political nerves and I am guessing that you have not yet taken your daily dose of crack, so have a nice day you political idiot.

      • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
        April 26, 2017

        Think twice. time will tell.

    • Stupes
      April 26, 2017

      South Sudan is not the same as Sudan – South Sudan is a newly independent nation – formerly a part of Sudan but not anymore. They are like Dominica, at crossroads. If the DRs contribution can stabilise that country and make a foundation for its development – his contribution will be recorded in its history!

      • Wa Papa
        April 26, 2017

        South Sudan cannot be compared to DA at this time. Please read and you will know. God bless Dominica and please help South Sudan.

    • April 26, 2017

      How petty…how small…

    • Amos your jealousy of Fontaine is weighing you down to the ground. I doubt Thomson is an idiot like you, which puts him in a situation where he cannot recognize danger and would jeopardize his life!

      There is danger everywhere, even in small Dominica where people are found dead, and no one is held accountable for their murder: which is more dangerous, going around the world selling diplomatic passports to criminals, that if they are not satisfied may kill the vender!

      At least Thomson’s will be doing honest work for honest money! Would you prefer him to lower his standards and become a diplomatic passport salesman, and thief the proceeds to become a millionaire?

      If Thomson was desperate for a job, he would be hunting for a job, but with his qualification, he is sorted out, and offered a job. In all of your miserable life of living; has anyone, government or a private entity ever offer you a job?

  50. Roseau
    April 26, 2017

    Congratulations Thompson !
    If you can go all the way to South Sudan to help them fix their economy . I wonder how good a job you would do with our sagging economy here in Dominica. I believe this man Fontaine needs the chance to justice to the Dominican economy. Lets help vote this man in power.

  51. REAL!!!!!!
    April 26, 2017

    We are importing criminals and exporting our brains.

    Dominica Sweet!!!!!

    • dailydose
      April 26, 2017

      So sweet people dotish with passport funds trickle down lol

    • Warma
      April 26, 2017

      yup, that’s about correct

  52. Anthony P. Ismael
    April 26, 2017

    Congrats Sir on your next endeavor. Talent is and always will be recognized, even though the dummies in control try to ridicule you, whenever you offer advice, based on empirical evidence. We know that you will do well. All the best.

  53. April 26, 2017

    You getting a big job in Sudan, let another man or woman get a job as Senator in the Dominican Parliament, !!. Congratulations, but please hand in your diplomatic passport as you will now be traveling on behalf of Sudan.

    • AA
      April 26, 2017

      Why don’t you go ask all the rogues and vagabonds non Dominicans who are roaming the world with our diplomatic passport to hand it in. It is idiots like your type that allow the brains to leave the country and welcome the rogues and vagabonds. THIS IS PRECISELY WHY THE COUNTRY WILL CONTINUE TO FAIL

      • Dominica
        April 26, 2017

        You said it so well AA. I am frozen in amazement by the audacity of our people. They ask questions that have no bearings, and they have no problem with corruption and the deterioration of our Country. So much hypocricy!!!! When they will see and understand the reason to fight for this country they will be too weak and hungry to say a damn word!!!

    • Not a herd follower
      April 26, 2017

      You sound like a hater, for real. Thomson will continue to shine despite the existence of people like you.

    • ShameOnSkerro
      April 26, 2017

      huh? travelling “on behalf of Sudan”? As a CONSULTANT?! This is just a job…he wasn’t elected leader of the country! SMH

      • April 27, 2017

        Yes sir, according to Fontaine he will be the senior Economic and INTERNATIONAL policy advisor to the Government of South Sudan so he will be traveling. He also has a contract to serve a foreign power, that I think disqualifies him from continuing to sit in Parliament. If he is the humble and honest person you all claim he is he should have already handed in his passport and advised the leader of the opposition that he is no longer available to serve.

  54. lovejoy
    April 26, 2017

    Let me be the first to congratulate you in your new post. From Hunkering in Dominica to Sudan PM.A PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN A SWORD. Whilst the opposition Leader is using his mussels, some persons is narrowing his member in house of Parliament to 16 -4 .Madan Speakers the I’S have it.Don’t mess about with Mr. skerro

  55. Rasta for a while
    April 26, 2017

    That place is worst than Haiti cmon me fountaine you can do better.

    • stupendous
      April 26, 2017

      Some of us when it is convenient claim the whole of Africa to be our home land the mother land. Some of us even claim repatriation and the longing to see Africa with all its resources take up its rightful place in world affairs and trade. Thompson Fontaine PhD supposedly a descendent of African slaves is taking up a position and an opportunity to turn an impoverished economy of our so called ancestors and family around and we as so called African descendants from slavery are questioning his choice in a way at demeaning it.- our people are so hypocrite Instead of encouraging the guy we trying to denigrate him.

      • Warma
        April 26, 2017

        well said

      • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
        April 26, 2017

        You are correct, “Some of us.” This is where it stands.

    • Not a herd follower
      April 26, 2017

      Can you better in your personal situation, hater?

      • Me
        April 27, 2017

        That’s why he was only rasta for a while. The Rastas throw him out… Because he is not on the right level

  56. South East man
    April 26, 2017

    Congratulations Mr. Fontaine. Go and redeem yourself. Obviously you were highly recommended and impressed the selectors. Sincerely wish you well. It is surprising that your continued tenure as senator in the parliament rests with you. I would want to beleive that the Leader of the Opposition would be the one to decide whether you continue in light of your extended absence form the State. But then judging from the infrequent parliamentary sessions, (five months now since the last sitting) it may very well be possible for your to do so.

  57. April 26, 2017

    Can someone answer this question for me, i do not want thumps up nor down, but isn’t sudan a corruption country? Just want to know. With the andwer i will give another comment.

    • Non-Dotish Dominican
      April 26, 2017

      It seems there is Sudan and South Sudan.

    • Dominican to the bone
      April 26, 2017

      Sour Grapes!!!!! Is not his fault all you doctorate have no recognition in the wider world. Now give your other comment.

      • Tom Brown
        April 26, 2017

        sour rapes. Sudan that pick him up where their is corruption. Not Caribbean, South or North America. Why not England lol lol

      • KaliBud
        April 26, 2017

        Leader for leader. Now comment

    • NLABOUR
      April 26, 2017

      South Sudan is to be distinguished from Sudan.

    • Dotish
      April 26, 2017

      I just knew couple monkeys would comment some kind of nonsense.

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      April 26, 2017

      I will not give you thumbs up nor down. :lol: Google your query to find out. You will get a better and more detailed response.

  58. Me
    April 26, 2017

    Congratulation to the Dr, but a tragic loss for Dominica. Shame on those who cannot see the value that he brings to the table. Let’s hope the country progresses somewhat by the time he returns.

  59. When someone is approached, and given a job; whiteout applying for, or seeking employment, that speaks volumes!

    That is an indication that the man possesses something special academically, which even nations internationally wants; and requires his knowledge, and services.

    Unfortunately; in Dominica our country such people as Fountain are ridicule; lied upon by Skerrit and his circus, Hence the illiterate of the country believes their lies, which causes them to reject the services of the Fountains of Dominica, who has the knowledge to take Dominica on a different path leading to prosperity.

    Will our people take notice of this development: he was called by a reputable government to go to actually set up a new nation!

    That is powerful!

    Good enough to cause the British Government to select him, but in Dominica Skerrit and his labor party assassinates his character branding him a thief!

    Neither Skerrit nor anyone in his government will ever…

    • I must end it by saying; neither Skerrit nor anyone in his government will ever be like Thomson Fountain! They are not in his class, educationally, or morally! After politics, there is no place Skerrit, and the clowns in his circus can go.

      Even the Darroux who said he has a medical degree, I do not know who in Dominica will go to that man for treatment; if he was not a quack he would be practicing medicine rather than play politics talking fart all the time!

      Way to go Thomson! This is where the academically educated Ph. D’s are separated from the Punjab university student who paid for a worthless piece of paper so he could be called doctor. We remember they dress him up like a clown with sword on his hip, and crown the idiot Sir Knight eh!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

      I talking about Roosevelt Skerrit Dominica’s professional clown oui!

    • Johnnie Boy
      April 26, 2017

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque you could not have said it better . This man is brilliant it pained my heart when i heard that lady from Kingshill ( Mammies ) calling Fontaine all sorts of names . Congratulation my brother all the best .

    • Warma
      April 26, 2017

      excellent FET

  60. Mr Grandfond
    April 26, 2017

    Congratulations Dr T Fontaine
    Make your fellow GrandFondians proud
    Enjoy your time in the motherland

    Klint

  61. Jonathan St jean
    April 26, 2017

    Hey Skerritt you are the holder of an honorary doctorate I’m sure you cannot get any international job posting based on this phony doctorate title.Now congratulations to you Dr Thompson Fountain,on your receiving this distinguished and note worthy job.I know that you are well qualified for the job and you do make us Dominicans proud.I wish you every success and God’s protection in this troubled section of the world.You unlike Skerritt are doing something to elevate the image and prestige of Dominica and do make us proud, unlike Skerritt and his criminal cohorts who have Dominica under the microscope of the international community for criminal actions and associations.Skerritt will now have to respect you even if he won’t employ you so the country can get the benefit of your wisdom,but soon when UWP forms the next government , Dominica will benefit from the experience and networking you will have created.Good Luck Dr Fountain

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      April 26, 2017

      Stick to the issue. Comment on the issue. Do not throw words. You lack communication skills which some of you are devoid of and should learn and to obtain a doctorate in it.

  62. April 26, 2017

    South Sudan? Good luck with that one there wi pal!

    • Johnnie Boy
      April 26, 2017

      TinyDot tell us what you know about South Sudan , just tell us your Jack……s

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      April 26, 2017

      I love your comment. The way you put it, you made me laugh. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  63. Viewsexpressed
    April 26, 2017

    Congratulations Thompson. It is sad that we have a worsening budgetary and economic
    Situation here in Dominica and like others Dominucas best brains and expertise are flown to other lands where their expertise is best appreciated.
    Congrats Thompson.
    We have serious economic problems here with an inept Prine Minister and endless allegations of corruption re pasdports….bins and fertilizer. These have killed the economy of Dominica and its production. What can we do? Well kick this inept PM and cirrupt Labour govt out of office.
    We have great resources in Dominica and this corrupt Labour Government wii continue to abuse the system.

    Skerrit must go ..Skerrit Must Go

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      April 26, 2017

      You critics do not see the good which is occurring in Dominica. You are too bent on undermining and destroying the good in Dominica.
      As a Christian Catholic and a practicing one at that, God is taking note of your words. In the end this is how you will be judged.

  64. dayandnight vision
    April 26, 2017

    Dr. Thompson you forgot to tell us the salary. And were you the only applicant for the fob?
    And take Matt with you when you leaving. There are lots of radio stations
    And please don’t antagonize the Govt. of South Sudan

  65. Dominican
    April 26, 2017

    That whole thing smells of fish but good luck make it last forever not just one year. throw a stone behind your back

  66. April 26, 2017

    What we have to see is what we don’t want another finds treasure in. From as long as i know myself i have seen the good ones leave and with them they take their off springs . What are we left with? .

    • Same old story
      April 26, 2017

      Persons like you. Smh

      • Peace
        April 28, 2017

        Persons??? Where all you that dottish thing??? Sad that we are left with people like you.

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      April 26, 2017

      By living they made room for others as you and the younger ones. What have you done with it or what are you doing with it?
      Fontaine left. He lived a life in the US. Then he returned. How has Dominica benefited from him?
      He is leaving again. The man is only interested in pursuing his goals.

  67. lol
    April 26, 2017

    but DNO you should have said also that it is the second most corrupt country in the world.

    • Vex
      April 26, 2017

      Second only to Dominica

    • stupendous
      April 26, 2017

      Dominica is the first ?

  68. Marcus Hill
    April 26, 2017

    Congrats Bro!! Obviously you should be in government and doing this work for Dominica.

    But South Sudan will reap the benefits instead and progress with your help.

    I am happy for South Sudan and feel sad for Dominica.

  69. James Christopher
    April 26, 2017

    Wonderful news.

  70. Keeping Watch
    April 26, 2017

    I would like to commend my former classmate on this appointment. Unlike his disappointing modus operandi in Dominica, I trust he will allow his well earned knowledge and experience direct his judgement and decisions. I truly wish well and better fortunes…and return renewed and more desirably aligned.

  71. dayandnight vision
    April 26, 2017

    Tell us the salary please Dr Fontaine
    Were you the only applicant?

    • Same old story
      April 26, 2017

      Yes Fontaine, please tell us. And shouldn’t you resign from the parliment of Dominica at the same time? Why draw a salary from as you say our poor country and broke government​.

      • Johnnie Boy
        April 26, 2017

        Same old story how often does Parliament meet in Dominica ? Thompson might even be in Dominica more often than Parliament convenes there’s no need to resign . Ask Skerrit to reduce the size of his cabinet from 18 to 10 and send some of these lazy , incompetent Ministers at their Dam homes .

      • Not a herd follower
        April 26, 2017

        None of your damned business!Got o hell! Go to hell!

      • Ray
        April 26, 2017

        Why should he resign, he will be the parl rep and minister of finance after the next election

    • stupendous
      April 26, 2017

      dayandnight what does it matter if he was the only one? Did you apply? rather do meet the criteria to apply? what you say you don’t have a doctorate? well boy just do like Skerrit get one from Love in India so when the next opportunity comes around lets say in a years time when it is time to consider the renewal of the contract you can send in your application therefore instead of only he alone applying at least you would have an opportunity to apply; what you say one year is not enough time to get a doctorate? nah man take example from Skerrit all you need is a round trip from Dominica to Love in India and back to Dominica with sufficient money your certificate and doctor tittle cooked wii!! and in Dominica we will call you Doctor all where you pass especially in the RC in Pottersville in Goodwill.

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