International airport project affected by COVID-19 but still on priority list – PM Skerrit

PM Skerrit on DBS Radio. File photo

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said that the international airport promised for Dominica by his government has not been removed from the national priority list.

He said COVID-19 has delayed the project.

Skerrit said his government is looking forward to building the international airport since it is a way of sustaining the investment made in tourism.

He explained that when COVID-19 hit China, there was a technical group prepared to visit Dominica to conduct the final geotechnical studies, however, at that time China was grappling with Covid-19 and there were risks associated with people travelling from China, so the visit had to be suspended.

“We are hoping that once the borders are opened and protocols are in place that technical team can come in to do the final geotechnical studies to understand the soil type we have in the Wesley, Woodford Hill area,” he stated.

The Prime Minister went on to say that the process of land acquisition has started.

“We will start making payments to the landowners,” he said.

“Work is in progress,” Skerrit continued.”We haven’t stopped but there are some actions that are required on the ground and we are just hoping and praying that our borders and global borders can open up and we can see the abeyance of Covid-19 and we can certainly move with that project.”

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78 Comments

  1. June 18, 2020

    I have no doubt Prime Minister Skerrit is taking stock of this majestical, beautiful rendition of what will be the new Hewanorra Airport in St. Lucia. We should not despair at all. Ours will be coming soon. There is no doubt about it. Ours will be second to none in the Caribbean when it hits ground. I still believe that the Prime Minister means good for the country. Our terminal building when built will be a knock out. I just hope after that master piece is built, it will be appropriately named like all others in the Caribbean, “The Roosevelt Skerrit International Airport.

  2. Truth be Told
    June 18, 2020

    Saint Lucia Breaks Ground on $175M Airport Transformation https://www.caribjournal.com/2019/02/28/saint-lucia-airport-transformation/

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    • Truth be Told
      June 18, 2020

      Dominica cannot even keep up with local OECS neighbours anymore. We come like kakarat in the Caribbean! But thank you, I love my PM more than I love Dominica!

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    • Parallels
      June 18, 2020

      He must av read about it, so maybe that’s why he comes up with this announcement to keep up with Chastenet as progress?

  3. Truth be Told
    June 18, 2020

    Do you here laughter Dominica? Hahahahahahahahahahaha! Take a look at what St Lucia is doing right now https://www.airport-technology.com/projects/hewanorra-international-airport-redevelopment-project/

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  4. Dominican
    June 17, 2020

    We are the ones keeping this country sane. Some of you going mad and desperate because RED clinic not yet open. Or has it maybe for the favourite few labourites in secret? UWP supporters always busy and without us you wouldn’t have a shop or supermarket in the village, we the farmers and fishermen that keep food going in this country, we are the ones that work hard to send our children to universities, we are the nurses and teachers whereas people like you ds happy to be begging at a man feet. And really four years compare to 25 years. Edison James was too busy helping other communities like Grand Bay and Castle Bruce with secondary schools, Delices and Warner with roads and the list goes on…, can you do simple maths? If so there is what you call Ratio and proportion. 4: 25. what would Dominica look like under 25 years of Edison James? It is sad, we will never know. But now it is a begging society with millionaires as the leaders. Look at the data and read. We will continue to talk

    • Eighteen : 3
      June 19, 2020

      @Dominican, go way you full of crap with your Dodgy nonsense, I can tell you if Edison James, was our prime minister today not even God could of help us. I hope you happy with the answer it you do give me a thumb 👍 up.

  5. Barking Mad
    June 17, 2020

    This bag of wind could tell his supporters the sky is green and the grass is blue and they would believe him. Carrying out a geo study of the location is the very first thing you do. Skerrit supporters are zombie sheep.

  6. ds
    June 17, 2020

    Why don’t you UWP supporters shut your mouth. What have you all done for Dominica? Nothing. The airport will be built in time, so shut your mouths and find something useful to do and say with your life. He is building a state of the art hospital in Marigot. Something Edison James could not build in his own village. You all need to stop wasting your time and find something useful to do. Skerrit will be there for the next 25 years, take it or not. Boomboom clats.

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    • Face the Truth
      June 17, 2020

      Why don’t you admit to the truth? I am no fan of UWP but call a spade a spade.

      If you child voleur something and you neighour tells you that, you would ask your neighbour to shut up? Or be glad to be told?

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      June 18, 2020

      You cannot, or should not concern yourself with things like ds; and dog man you know.

      They are ignorant people their purpose in life is to clean Roosevelt feces!

      Where in the history of the world anybody remembers an opposition has the power to go into  the nation’s treasury and extract money to build or develop any project.

      So, that should tell you that person is beneath that’s why they asks such stupid question “what has opposition or UWP done for Dominica?”

      They are sick people!

      ‘These “things’ who are talking just don’t know what are the functions of government and what is the function of the opposition.

      Some of them are so phony and lie; they uses all sort of fictitious names to write: Just before the election, one appear out of nowhere calling himself some kind of Linton, since election, he exit back into his crab hole.

      His purpose was to pretend, that he/she is a Linton, who is against him, and in support of Roosevelt!

  7. Bring back the kidnapped parrots
    June 17, 2020

    Is he talking about the airport next to his mansion in Florida for his private jet financed with C B I money?

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  8. Ibo France
    June 16, 2020

    This con artist has lied repeatedly to the people about constructing an international airport; providing geothermal energy; replacing RUSM; the revitalization of Roseau and the other unfulfilled promises are too extensive to record.

    Skerrit has told so many lies, that, to believe him, you have to suspend common sense.

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    • June 17, 2020

      Well Covid 19 have maleh papa

  9. Progress
    June 16, 2020

    Man bites dogs why are you so attracted to the Honourable Lennox Linton? Everyone talking about the issue at hand, an international airport but there you go attempting to describe the man. It makes one wonder why you are so attracted to his looks. As a man come on why would you be so interested in the man’s looks and not the airport? Talk like a real guy that can actually bite dogs.

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  10. Roseau River
    June 16, 2020

    Our efforts would be better focused on improved connectivity between our french neighbors, Antigua and Barbados. Dominica needs to focus on high-end tourism similar to Anguilla and St Barts where the tourist entering the country have a higher level of disposable income. We are a blessed nation that needs to seriously market our country as a destination where one can come for 1-2 weeks and enjoy peace, serenity and a high-end experience.

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  11. June 16, 2020

    DNO ,aren’t you tired of printing such RUBBISH from this evil man?
    This garbage is not news worthy. Are you part of the conspiracy to continuously help this criminal enterprise talk foolishness?

    ADMIN: We try to cover all sides so stay tuned.

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  12. High time
    June 16, 2020

    I know the thinking behind this – if there’s any. They will use option 0 and just let China build it thru a deal suitable for a drunkard, like in some African countries where they just took ownership of the ports for breach of contract. Citizens in Africa could not complain – except to take to the streets – since they had NO IDEA what was in those agreements with China, so China moved in complete with their own police.
    I suggest quit the promise thing, build the geothermal plant very soon. Bear in mind Domlec still has to recoup their losses and pay back the unprecedented World Bank Maria loan before we see any reduced rates but this will be progress, not a China airport.

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  13. Sylvester Cadette
    June 16, 2020

    “The Govt is looking forward to building the international airport since it is a way of sustaining the investment made in tourism”.

    At this stage the Government should simply do one of two things:

    1. If intent on building the airport then JUST BUILD IT – PERIOD. Do the necessary planning/negotiations until you have SOMETHING TANGIBLE TO OFFER THE PEOPLE then you come with the announcement. Otherwise, after all those years of empty talk by MOST DOMINICAN POLITICIANS since the 1970s, all what is said now is literally empty and useless to any tangible development. Just do the homework and come with the fruits – PEOPLE WILL THEN SEE TANGIBLE CHANGE. Otherwise it sounds very HOLLOW.

    2. If you can’t honor your promise to build it now due to shifting economic situation, or you need to divert funds to more urgent matters (more equipped hospitals with trained staff; infrastructure for Online schooling, or bailout for Agri/tourism) THEN SAY SO CLEARLY, HONESTLY & FEARLESSLY.

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    • Sylvester Cadette
      June 16, 2020

      I think Dominicans are just to tired with these lame empty promises regurgitated, usually around elections or when politicians want sympathy.

      CONSCIENCE will dictate that one should prepare to implement or it will all just be another empty barrel of promises or another political game of ” A RING -A-RING O’ROSIE”.

      The onus is on the Government to prove that perception wrong. Can they?

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  14. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    June 16, 2020

    Speaking in terms of the construction of an International Airport!

    Roosevelt contends that the project is high on his list, it should not simply be high on some dumb list, if Roosevelt is serious he would have said the International Airport is priority one on ‘my fake fantasy list.’

    Secondly, while he runs off his lying mouth; lying about Airport, we do not hear anything about the financing of this talked about international airport.

    Where thus this many millions came from?
    A few short days ago we read on DNO where this scoundrel was begging his passport agents abroad to send money to help; that is an indication the government treasury is empty!

    An International Roosevelt told the people of Marigot more than ten years ago will cost more than a billion dollars which was a lie then.
    If the treasury is empty, from whence comes the money.

    The missing $1.2 billion dollars in someone pocket, probable doctor Punjab’s could have built an International Airport.

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    • Viewsexpressed
      June 17, 2020

      Dominicans, my dear people, please, please ignore this ignoramous talk if this second Tramp Scare-it in Dominica who belch nonsensical thoughts and petty versus to our people going over 15 years now.
      Skerrit is a pappyshow and a fake and has failed our people and our Dominica. This man Skerrit has killed our agriculture our economy and our culture and is not, never has been this intellectual in government, governance and management of our States finances and resources. This man and his failed questionable Labour government has failed us big time. Skerrit is useless, has failed us, an incompetent Leader And So called Prime (Odd) Minister.
      Dominica desperately needs change in our Government and in particular to get rid of failed Incompetent Skerrit who lacks decorum socioeconomic development and decency in good governance.
      We desperately must get rid of this failed Incompetent immature failed Skerrit. He must go. We welcome our professional UWP Team and it’s decent trusted Hon…

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  15. Man bites dogs
    June 16, 2020

    What ever Mr Skerrit says he always delivers and not one of you can tell me I lie not even that ugly opposition guy with that car crash face can tell me I am lying, I have said many times before I do not take prisoners born and bred in Pottersville Roseau Steber Street used to be my street it that so-called opposition comedian guy thinks he and his supporters run things in Dominica he is making a dam good mistake!!!

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      June 16, 2020

      Oh, how I Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque, out of the red clay mud of Wesley like to be a damn fool, and an idiot, destine  to talk fart, and make a fool of myself for the rest of my life oui!

      Hahahahaahahahahahahah!

      I know I am an idiot, stupid as they come; but’ I this fool, so stupid I believe I am fooling my ridiculous, stupid, ignorant self; believing I am smarter then my personal self eh!

      Hahahahahahahahahahah!

      Francisco why are you so damn stupid?

      It appears when stupidity, and ignorance was sharing. I the fool killed everyone and took all the stupidity, blindness and idiotic madness; leaving none for anyone else; hence, I am the only confounded idiot on the the planet.

      How nice it is to ware the crown of an idiot, known to be as the only fool on earth!

      Admin: no name no warrant; I talking about Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque, in the person of me, myself, and I  only oui!

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      • June 16, 2020

        Well, who is asking you? Everyone knows that about you, you have just confirmed it. I gave you a thumbs up for that confirmation. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          June 17, 2020

          Yes, me dear Elizabeth; be quiet; who the cap fit let them put it on and wear it!
          No name no warrant eh; police doh can come an take I to stock farm eh; and surely I doh have no paid ghost writer eh!

          If the cap fit you gently put it on and wear  it; it’s not unusual to find dunce people who are ignorant like bats wearing the crown of stupidity eh!

          Are you one of those people?

          I hope not.
          Some idiotic confounded fools who believe Roosevelt delivers everything he promise; if Roosevelt defecate and tell them to clean it up, they will clean his feces with no question asks, but their stupidity would make them believe it is gold they are cleaning; gold which came out of Roosevelt belly eh!

          Hahahahahahahahahahahah!

          I ain’t no nite-soil man eh!

          The late prime minister Pier Charles said: “Dominicans wear their stupidity in the middle of their forehead like a badge of honor;” here we have it!

        • Concerned
          June 18, 2020

          This wanna be Prime minister is the father of lies. Ahahahahahahaha. COVID 19? Jah boi. Skerritt boi . Hmm. You’ll pay for what you doing to Dominica and it’s people eh. God giving you enough time to get things right, but your head and heart is hard. Dont worry. Continue to do you for now my boi. All that will end in God’s time.

      • Viewsexpressed
        June 17, 2020

        Well ignorant, blind loyalist of this failed incompetent Questionable immature Odd Skerrit of yours. That is the status of failed Skerrit and his failed questionable Bobol Labour government. Skerrit is this inmature, spontaneous political clown. That’s where he is now. Skerrit knows nothing of Socioeconomic development and it’s applications and implementation.
        No matter what you all blind lying followers of Skerrit says, this is what it is. It means absolutely nothing to us. Skerrit has nothing of protocol and decency in public office. It works that way, that way, you’ll blind loyalists walk up the steps of the Financial Centre to see and receive Bobol Red Clinic Corruption deceitfulness 💰 from failed Skerrit, who lacks knowledge and experience and foresight as to how to manage and plan development and jobs from our suffering jobless people. Skerrit in 2020 and his fake failed Labour government must get the Hell out our government, our suffering people and our Dominica.
        Skerrit…

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    • Viewsexpressed
      June 17, 2020

      Man Bites Dogs, we all know is this idiotic, blind incompetent loyalist of this failed incompetent immature Skerrit. This is why our economy agriculture socioeconomic status has deteriorated over 20 years due to the failure of Skerrit and this fanfare incompetent failed Labour corrupted government.
      Skerrit is not of leadership material and has absolutely no knowledge of Socia-economic development and the development of our Dominica, that Failed Skerrit and his failed corrupted Labour government has reduced our people and country to begging and, poverty.
      It is our Hon. Lennox Linton who exposed the many Bobolistic behaviour of failed Incompetent Skerrit and his rotten Labour government. Skerrit, we know you blind loyalists and fans who for whatever will condone discrepancies in our Government, for example the abusive; Bin/Fertilizer Bobol, Red Clinic abusive Bobol. Our poorly suffering jobless people reduced to begging to gain loyalty.
      Skerrit depends on his blind loyalists to…

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    • Batibou River
      June 17, 2020

      Dog, your fanatic worshiping of this failed PM is clearly clouding your judgement now. Do yourself a favour and see a specialist and save yourself the indignity of being locked up in a mental institution.

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  16. The UK Contingent
    June 16, 2020

    First toute bagai delayed because of Erika, then toute bagai delayed because of Maria, now toute bagai delayed because of Covid? Well hurricane season is upon us, let’s hope it doesn’t provide you with anymore reasons for dort bagai to be delayed!!!!!

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  17. LifeandDeath
    June 16, 2020

    Skerrit continues to spin top in mud with Dominicans..utter foolishness!!

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  18. derp
    June 16, 2020

    ….to understand the soil type we have in the Wesley, Woodford Hill howmany times they are going to do the same type of survey and analysis on that portion of land smh, is now they talking about that spot

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    • L C Matthew
      June 16, 2020

      Well the length of time we have been hearing about that airport the soil had time change. Rocks have now weathered to soil, rivers and water table have changed so hydrostatic and soil elastic and tensile properties have changed. By the time Dimitri great grand kids start the airport we will need an archeological survey to make sure we preserve what use to be the village of Wesley and woodfordhill. The dumbest thing about all this is the fact that all three parties since independence have identified only one suitable place in Dominica. That means we are trying to figure out an orientation by a few degrees and location a few hundred feet. Can you believe if we had multiple locations for an airport? What a freaking country!!!!

  19. AP George
    June 16, 2020

    DNO, you all need to stop regurgitating what the government gives you all as news and do you job and find out details. Hold the government accountable…that’s what good news organizations do. Stop helping the government spread lies… Have a backbone and do some investigative reporting for once!!!

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    • Concerned Youth
      June 17, 2020

      While i agree accountability is necessary, i dont think that it needs to come from DNO. They’re just a news site doing their job, reporting. It is us, the citizens that need to hold these guys accountable, and stop swallowing everything they feed us, but a lot of us Dominicans are not ready for that conversation

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  20. Channel 1
    June 16, 2020

    And what about the new university for the Ross campus? COVID block it also?

    Can somebody explain to me what level of dotishness afflicts the minds of Portsmouth Labourites? Tenks.

    P.S. – Somebody needs to conduct a Phd level study in the field of Psychology, Sociology, Neuroscience and Madness with the focus being on Portsmouth Labourites.

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  21. Ibo France
    June 16, 2020

    I want to repeat this for it’s a fact. Skerrit is a compulsive, pathological and diseased LIAR. This guy is also a very unpatriotic son of the soil.

    Here are just two irrefutable examples of his lying and unpatriotic ways.

    Just after ROSS departure from Dominica, Skerrit assured all Dominicans that many foreign investors were zealously eager to invest in a medical institution similar to that of ROSS. He went on further to state that he was to meet with these phantom investors to straighten out the final details. Where are these investors today, King Liar?

    Skerrit’s children are not Dominicans by birth, intentionally calculated to be that way. Dominica is not good enough for them. No love or respect for his country. UNPATRIOTIC ❗❗

    The public purse has been severely gutted by the unsavory misleader and his greedy rogues. So much so that the country in on the brink of complete economic collapse.

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  22. Alibaba & the forty thieves
    June 16, 2020

    Alibaba and his forty thieves will be mailed in the US before Dominica gets international airport. I know for sure that 2020 will not end before Alibaba is extradited or picked up as well as a few members of his Alibaba and his forty thieves club.

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    • Alibaba & the forty thieves
      June 16, 2020

      DNO did you change jailed to mailed or my computer changed it and I didn’t notice? Well here is what I wanted to say. Alibaba and his forty thieves will be JAILED in the US before Dominica gets an international airport. I didn’t call anybody Alibaba.

      ADMIN: We did not alter your comment.

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        June 20, 2020

        So, boy doctor Punjab the Dominica Ali Baba, going to take jail in America?

        Boy, there is a jail in Ohio, it is the roughest in all of America, the baddest, and the worst of criminals, black, and white culprits, are resident there.

        They live like animals in that den of criminals; doctor Punjab would only survive a few moments there. So I would him to go to that one.

        Second choice: San Quentin which is one of the most notorious prisons not just in the United States, but in the world.

        A big part of the reason is because of the sheer level of violence most inmates come into the prison with.

        Now San Quentin is located near San Francisco, approximately two and a half hours drive from Los Angeles; I would be happy to visit that corrupted crook there; simply to ask him how does feel to live among thieves vagabonds, and, murderers?

        I might take him some home cooked food sometimes; Dominica cooked food that would be!

  23. Shaka zulu
    June 16, 2020

    King Liar. That program skerrit has on sunday night should be simple called Conte and before each caller speaks they should say meysye quick.

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  24. Maximum Bob
    June 16, 2020

    Big mistake. China will hold Dominica to ransom, will end up owning the airport, and will use it for their own political and regional ambitions. Better to have no airport than become so heavily indebted to China. This is their strategy, and Dominica is making a very big mistake. These politicians either can’t seem to see beyond their own nose, or are getting a substantial retirement package.

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    • T.F.
      June 16, 2020

      Are we not very indebted to China already?

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      • Me
        June 16, 2020

        Yes, of course, why make it worse?

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  25. Sybil nowell
    June 16, 2020

    You two ignorant people get in there and build it nuh. May God forgive your evil tongues, because wicked thoughts bring negativity. God will provide that airport, where more than one agree God will keep his word and provide.
    I have total faith.

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    • iprotest
      June 16, 2020

      For 20 years now you waiting for de sign still????
      When Skerrit had all his dimples he was telling us that we don’t need an international airport….at de same time pushing tourism .de brainwashing caught some blind bats.
      Now we have over 1 billion dollar in debt….. Skerrit saying China will build it.
      From de very start of our relationship with China de hospital and de international airport should have been built for us…..dat top military like security compound Dem Chinese have in morne Daniel appears to be more important to the Chinese than an international airport….. joke ting day dere

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    • Me
      June 17, 2020

      To quote Blessings “very interesting”. I did not know God is into construction . Perhaps the P.M. should award a contract for the airport to Him. It could be a deal made in Heaven.

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  26. jamie
    June 16, 2020

    Perfect excuse Skerro,keep dreaming,you know this will never come.Stop fooling your brainwashed supporters man.

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  27. Bring back the kidnapped parrots
    June 16, 2020

    He has been talking about his international airport for over 20 years.

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  28. Joke dat
    June 16, 2020

    Yeh, and so is the $100 mill road rehab project from Loubiere to Bagatelle already financed by Britain. Oh oh by some coincidence there’s a $100 mill road rehab project (diverted?) to soon start thru Castle Bruce. The people of Grandbay must be thanking Ed the junior min for this move too?

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  29. zandoli
    June 16, 2020

    Is this guy a complete fool or is he trying to fool people? Why would you embark on buying land to build an airport while in the same breath you claim the project is delayed because the technical team who are tasked with doing the geotech studies could not make it to the island to commence the work? Does that make any sense to anybody?
    Isn’t this the same guy who promised to break ground on the airport this year? How could he have started such a massive project when he did not even know whether the site he was considering was suitable because he had not done the preliminary soil studies?
    I have said it and I will say it again, DLP supporters are idiots. You do not have to have a college degree to realize this guys is blowing smoke up your rear end.

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  30. Dumb Nican
    June 16, 2020

    But what I hearing there nuh? Somebody help me please……

    I thought UWP said they had paid farmers…. what the hell is really going on in this country?

    • UKDominican
      June 16, 2020

      I can assure you that the lands required by the previous government were paid for. There is no dispute about that.

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  31. Roger Burnett
    June 16, 2020

    I would have thought that geotechnical studies, final or otherwise, would have been first on the agenda.

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    • Pipo
      June 16, 2020

      Roger, I know it sounds crazy at this point, when they have a decided on a location to go and check if the soil is suitable but I recall something similar happen at the spot where they built that Moroccan hotel, where an investor, I believe from Trinidad wanted to construct a marina and a consultant company from Barbados found that area was unstable and could be subject to flooding. The marina was not built but still Skerrit’s government went ahead with that hotel. I dont’t know it’s state right now but I would not be surprised if you can swim in the basement and there is subsidence. I’m sure they want to avoid something like that at the planned airport site but you are right, why at this stage, is like putting the cart before the horse, back to front planning. still, the airport is still just a promise after all.

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      • June 16, 2020

        @Pipo, your comment is very informative. And you are right, the airport is still a promise; a hope from God to the Prime Minister. And if we can see it that way, certainly it will come to fruition–even if it may not be by him and government; but I hope that will be done by him

        In the ancient days of Israel, when David was their King, he planned to build the Temple for worship to God. But he died before that happened; do you know why?

        It was not God’s plan for David to build the Temple, though he had the hope. Solomon, his son, was the one by whom God build the Temple

        This sort of thing happens all the time. God puts the hope in someone, to speak it out; but it does not always materialize by the hands of that person–but the one whom God chooses to work it through

        Hope is from God, who doesn’t disappoint His people. If only we, Dominicans, would try to get that negative and impatient attitude out of their minds–it is bad for all of us

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  32. weh
    June 16, 2020

    Did you find the 2 containers which you said you were going to use to build a terminal? :-D

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    • Covid Resilient
      June 16, 2020

      Ehbeh WÈH!! That airport seems have a nice jeeyon on it. 😂🤣🤣

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  33. Man bites dogs
    June 16, 2020

    I have a money saving suggestion Instead of building an international airport spending lots of money l know someone a so-called opposition joker with lots of bad attitude and a large nose and low bridge that will be enough to handle a 747 aircraft plus British Airways new 787-10 easy no problem think about it Mr Skerrit.

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    • Country Man
      June 16, 2020

      Very racist and/or hate driven. I guess we should all have thin lips and straight noses.

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    • Toto
      June 16, 2020

      Dogbiter you really mal kasay man and It showing every time you open your mouth. Did your mum really raise you like that?

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      • Lin clown
        June 16, 2020

        DOG,let these uneducated,lazy,lying,UWP TRAITORS know,after MARIA there was no DOMINICA.Skerrit asked UWP to help in rebuilding Dominica,they refused.Everything in Dominica was built by the DLP and DLP supporters.One reason why UWP cannot win election is because they LIE too much,and too many FOOLISH SUPPORTERS.UWP must know since the party was formed in 1988,the majority of DOMINICANS has NEVER VOTED UWP.

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        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          June 17, 2020

          But, can’t you see you are talking nonsense?

          In what way the UWP could have helped to rebuild Dominica, when the UWP; in fact no opposition party in the Caribbean can take the functions of a government in power?

          The UWP can only object to proposal of the ruling government if whatever the government proposed is bad, and not in the interest of the people, or all concerned.

          On the contrary they can support the government if whatsoever they propose are good for the country and in the interest of the people. 

          The main purpose of an opposition is as follows:

          An official opposition in parliament plays a most significant role in the governance of a country.

          An effective official opposition party ought to be able to keep the government “on its toes” and offer itself up as a credible alternative government whenever any upcoming general elections take place.

          Lennox and company has no power over the treasury, or power to decide what get built or repair; stop talking…

          • Man bites dogs
            June 18, 2020

            @Francisco, Stop talking crap the man was talking about “car crash face “is not in the lease interesting in anything Dominica but money to repair his face, who the cap fits let them have it.

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          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            June 19, 2020

            You don’t even have  a brain guy; I am proving you to be even less than you pretend to be; your intelligence is below that of a  confounded jacka…!

            The the topic is about some international airport project Roosevelt said will be affected by COVID-19.

            What does that have to do with car crash?

            Don’t you think it is time for you to stop being ignorant?

            Sorry I cannot call you as I know you are; but, under the same article where I describe Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque, reason with yourself see if you can and determine whom you believe my description fits! 

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        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          June 17, 2020

          One name Dog, one name Clown; you two deserve you names; mind you; I am not the one who gave you birth names Dog, and clown eh!
          Perhaps it would be a very good thing to have a good bipartisan relationship in Dominica’s parliament, where the members work together for the good of the country.

          Instead Roosevelt instigates hate and violence against the UWP!
          Arrest them.

          After one of the hurricanes which devastated the country, the corrupted crook, Me Almost Nearly Cousin Roosevelt Skerrit, called me biological cousin Lennox Linton, and suggest Linton help in deciding what angle they should peruse in getting the island back on stream.

          Shortly after they met and discus maters, Roosevelt went on Radio, and told the nation how effective Lennox contribution was.

          People express happiness, that there could be corporation between ruling government and opposition; when the corrupted crook discovered the reaction of the people, the crooked culprit Roosevelt went Television, and lie,…

          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            June 24, 2020

            This must be completed!

            When Roosevelt discovered the people appreciated the efforts of ruling government, and opposition working together for the good of the country; that corrupted crook ran back on Radio and Television, and lied to the nation, stating that Lennox made no contribution.

            He later got that fat tub of lard beer guzzling  woman from Castle Bruce who made stupid comments stating the UWP is an obstacles in the way of development, and should get out of the way.

            Well since then we have yet to see any development taking place in Dominica, while she the fat tub of lard is in New York, living off the nations people blood, while Punjab secures  via thievery a $1.2 billion dollars in his hip pocket!

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    • Sylvester Cadette
      June 16, 2020

      Sir, every one has a right to speak but ALAS, I think it is time you stop this Macaqwe and coshoni and concentrate on constructive input towards building this country of ours.
      Take my advice, change your attitude and let us build this country as one. when any of our politicians mess up let us criticize CONSTRUCTIVELY. When the Opposition mess up then criticize them CONSTRUCTIVELY. let us also be objective as much as we possibly can.

      Dominica has been crushed by the MADNESS of COLORS (Red, Blue Green, Yellow etc).
      DOMINICA deserves better than just colors. It deserves our collective effort towards Nation building.

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      • UKDominican
        June 16, 2020

        Sylvester, you are too smart. You are right it is not about party colours or political allegiances. However, should that divert us from criticising where it is due at the present time? Right now the person in the firing line is Roosevelt Skerrit. He makes te promises, he spends our money, he wants all the adulation and gratitude of the nation. It is only fair and just that his performance is scrutinised before any other and in my estimation he is doing a lousy job and if he can’t take the criticism and the heat, let him get out of the kitchen instead of prolonging his presence by any means. This Dominican does not enjoy the diners served by him.

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        • Sylvester Cadette
          June 16, 2020

          You totally missed the point!!! I was referring to the offensiveness of the contributions by the contributor MANBITES DOG. If you read my comments under this very article You will see my thinking.

          Always first comprehend then address each comment on its merit. I was simply telling MANBITES DOG that if he is intent on critisizing the Opposition he should do so constructively, not ron issues of Physical appearance.

          Now please read again carefully and tell me where I suggested not criticizing the Government, or opposition or any politician for that matter. :lol: :lol:

          Once you see your error, please post again here indicating that you now comprehend what I was saying :lol: :lol:

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          • June 17, 2020

            @Sylvester Cadette, they do the same thing with the news article, but unfortunately, their comrades simply give them the positive thumbs, the reason they return to do the same thing over and over.

            As I read that UKDominican’s comment to yours, I went back to check to see what the person was talking to against you about–but I found nothing.

            Those people either do not understand what is written or they don’t read at all. But they do a few things instead:

            (1) They simply look at the identity of the written post and they use the thumbs rating positively or negatively.

            (2) If they don’t like the person, they choose to write all kinds of rude, disrespectful, and insulting comments below that person’s message. Like who, here, knows me well enough to call me a shameful person?

            (3) They don’t think we all have our own thoughts–they have all sorts of names against you for not speaking theirs. That is the most unfair attitude on this comment board

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    • ct
      June 16, 2020

      Dogs dont you think a better name for you would be Uncle Tom think about it?

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    • DA
      June 16, 2020

      @Man bites dog, very ignorant and juvenile comment. Says alot about you!!!!

  34. look joke
    June 16, 2020

    Since before Mr in office it has been a priority wi….alas, i think is time Dominican politicians come up with a new buzzPhrase besides Resilient and International airport, maybe start promising people a theme park to rival Disneyworld or better yet, a moon base to give Nasa competition. alas.

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  35. yes i
    June 16, 2020

    lol :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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  36. Batibou River
    June 16, 2020

    Good old Covid-19 and Maria and Erica and and… Skerrit always finds one Desaster or another to serve as his scapegoat why his lies don’t come true! Today it’s the airport! Why doesn’t Skerrit at least show us the plans, the geological studies, the certificates of land ownership, the feasibility studies, the budget studies and finance in place… Nothing we see but plenty of words we hear as usual. Pie in the sky as usual. You all mark my words. The reason I know, because I own several acres of land where this airport is supposed to be built. Nobody has approached me yet to purchase said land never mind pay for it. Remember in October last year he told us that they commenced with the land purchase. Today he tells us they will start soon. This man is a liar and conman!

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