New housing for Roseau, election victories in all Roseau seats says Skerrit

Driving through Newtown in the Roseau South constituency

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that contracts will be signed soon for new housing in Roseau.

 “In the next weeks, thereabout we will sign an additional set of contracts to build homes in Roseau North, we will build homes in the City of Roseau, we will also build homes in Roseau South, to help alleviate the housing challenge which we have in the City of Roseau, and of course in Trafalgar as well in the Roseau Valley,” the prime minister said recently while speaking at a Mother’s day event.

Skerrit said he has many Roseau residents and is aware that they were paying large sums for rent; they have no access to land and sometimes at their age, are unable to obtain a loan from the bank.

“This is why the government has made a concerted effort to build homes, as many as possible to ensure that we can provide for families,” he stated. “Those of you who are waiting I will say to you with God’s help, you won’t wait in vain…”

Meantime, Skerrit said he is confident his party will win the Roseau seats in the upcoming general election.

“Based on my interaction with you and Roseau South,…the Labour Party is going to take that seat… in Roseau North I am confident that we are going to take this seat at the next general elections,” he said. “And from all reports and all indications, the Roseau Central and Roseau Valley are already in the bag.”

Skerrit added, “We are very confident as a party, that next election, the DLP will win on a larger margin.”

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89 Comments

  1. Donotcareaboutthethumbsdownfromunegativeones
    June 19, 2019

    Hello! All of you talking about the PM, I think you all jealous of the young man. I see he has done something, maybe not all but all you do is talk, parlay, parlay whilst you criticize him. Somethings happen! But point out one thing you the bloggers here or even perhaps your leaders (want to become power holders) have done? Guys whoever you are, really time to stop your talking, give some pointers – like what u would like seen done… Give advice. (mark you I not asking for Politics – like Skerrit must go – the polls will talk about that when we vote). I want to hear some positive from you guys (regardles of which party you support). I have seen a PM cry at the UN! I have seen an Oppposition Leader on TV talk bad about our country! I have been reading all those crap about who must go and who must come! I really need to hear something positive from u guys so I can jump to your side! I see houses built! People get assistance! get a life! Say something positive! I do not

  2. Lin clown
    May 16, 2019

    To,Viewsexpress
    People are not suffering in Dominica.There are a lot of foreigners working in Dominica.There is a lot more work than do.I know people who travel all the way from New York to do construction work ie Dominicans.You are so lazy just writing BS.I bet you do not know they are surveying the land for the International Airport.You do not know election is going to be called in 2020.Get some work to do lazy UWP.What can your party do?Build a new hospital,A new Grammar school.New roads.What?I guess pay banana farmers $ 1.50 a pound lying corrupt UWP.Sold Domlec Closed down Layou 5 star hotel.Sold passport to Switzerland for $ 6 000 000 you are not even in Government.Reap off Social Security of $ 34 000 000.Valley Road $ 4 000 000 missing .You talk about farmers party yet your party bought 400 acres of bananas to build Airport while promising them $1.00 a pound.WICKED.

  3. Peace
    May 16, 2019

    Prime Minister Skerritt – your intentions are good and honorable but Roseau just need to bulldoze. Everybody in town have a 2×4 their mother or father or grandaunty give them and no matter how bad it look … they not willing to fix it. But the problem is … these buildings do not fit in with the concept of a capital city. The time has come for serious urban planning with streets, parking, mix of residential and business buildings, places to congregate, etc., etc. After you get the next mandate, do some serious urban planning and bulldoze the whole place down.

  4. Original
    May 16, 2019

    Thinking of the events which has been on going namely this unethical exchange of monies and or resources for votes by the PM implying that people should remember who provided when going to the polls, is an extreme step in order to gain back his position as PM. This has me thinking why are you going to those extreme steps to maintain your position as PM? What do you have to hide as PM? Skerrit is going at extremes to gain votes and it just seems like he has a lot to hide or the handle on power has gotten to his head.
    I’ve always wondered at what rate must our economy grow in order to provide opportunities for those leaving schools? Cause most people just leave the country due to lack of opportunities and this has been ongoing for generations.

  5. Lin Clown
    May 16, 2019

    SELF.you are not from Roseau.FACT.Prevost won Roseau Central by 7 votes.Isaac won by 65 votes.Why,because they FED the PARROS and DRUG DEALERS.Mellisa is more popular than Soso.For the first time Roseau belong to Labour.No more BRIBING with FOOD.

    • Donotcareaboutthethumbsdownfromunegativeones
      June 19, 2019

      Lin I refuse 2 call you Clown. You know your stats! These are just negative, bitter unproductive individuals. They cannot say anything positive but only cry over a PM who has done much, whilst they & their leaders are just all negatives!
      They so full of hatred. They do not comment on everything only on articles where they can hit on the PM! Alas when u are under fire it is because you have greatness within you & the enemy uses persons to try bring you down. But the Greater one than us, knows all our hearts! We cannot fool him! So all the naysayers (negative – who do not sleep well but only thinking of negative things to say about the PM, I say take a look at yourselves and ask “Am I living up to my full potential or just wasting my time on trivial things? What can I say that I have done to build my country? Nothing only speak bad about it & the PM! If this is your answer then get up, shake yourself, look around, see what u can do to help someone#uwontfeel bitter# heal u

  6. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
    May 16, 2019

    The entire country has been held hostage for the past 50 years with an inefficient and ineffective public service sector. A close friend of mines recently got married in Dominica. After waiting two weeks for the marriage certificate, the principal in question was unable to obtain an original copy, because “The lady who gives out the certificate, was out sick.” This kind of foolishness is unheard of anywhere else, but in Dominica. The principal in question was scheduled to travel off island and was unable to alter travel plans, hence no marriage certificate. These are the sort of issues that well-meaning Dominicans want solved. I talk to scores of people all the time who are unable to travel to Dominica unless they can get a minimum of two-three weeks off from work, because the environment to conduct business is extremely poor. I saw zero dent in these pertinent issues underneath the DLP leadership.

  7. viewsexpressed
    May 16, 2019

    “New housing for Roseau, election victories in all Roseau seats says Skerrit…:”.
    What idiotic, infantile, ignoramous talk by someone who may be desperate to remain in office and to face the wrath and account to us on the abuse of states finds etc and other matters of states concerns. Keep laughing Skerrit while your worthless 19 ministers are chuckling and lol..lol…in their back seats at you .
    There we go again, the openly abusive corrupt mentality of Skerrit blind to the decency of social development but appears to be buying loyalty and appears to be administering openly bobol with our states tax money. Sherrit needs to go before a fraud commission and answer and account the obvious abuse of states funds and resources.
    Skerrit must go. Yo have killed our agriculture and other crops for export to bring money in the hands of our hard working farmers. We question the sales of our passports, that too you have to account to, as we need to know how much and where is it. Skerrit…

  8. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
    May 16, 2019

    Local Contractors lack the financial reserve and equipment to undertake major infrastructural projects on island. Many readers are unaware that the contractor must put up anywhere between 10 and 20% of the total value of a new project, before they’re paid a dime. Our local contractors also have poor work habits and are unable to deliver projects on time, hence lack of trust in them. Our small population, lack of avenues to generate income and astronomical import duties, forces prices upwards and it makes us uncompetitive compared to our neighbors. If any administration were to govern from these principles, Dominica would take off economically and provide opportunities for all.

  9. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
    May 16, 2019

    The current state of the Dominican private sector is too small to provide sustainable employment for the current population, hence the ruling government is the main employer on island. As a result, those who are out of favor with the current ruling party, will basically suck salt. I will not forget Dame Eugenia’s statements after her last election, “Don’t blame me if my eyes fall on those that voted for me.” This essentially meant that other constituencies would “Suck Salt.” While the DLP has undertaken some well need projects that others listed, the island is lacking in policies that will spur Foreign Direct Investment, while reducing Red Tape to get things done.

  10. May 16, 2019

    I am trying to figure out who is the “rich man” who is the “poor man” in that context.

    Because it would be the “rich man” sending the “poor man” to warn his family. Since you are the one passing out the warnings, you are saying that PM Skerrit, the rich man, sent you. So why would he do that, when he is still vying for the votes of the people?

    That is the way you people here do not make any sense whatsoever! It is appalling!

    As far as I concerned you just made yourself the “traitor”. You are the “wolf” who helped that dog to get on that boat with all the other “horned” animals, but you reported the dog because you were jealous of him. That is a better comparison, than your scripture above.

    • viewsexpressed
      May 16, 2019

      Elizabeth, what on earth, what the hell are you talking about? What are you saying, or trying to say. No mater how much one attempts to hide thievery and Bobol in government the more this monkey climbs the tree the more it exposes its assests. It is better to shut up than attempt to put words together that makes no sense and has no meaning in it apart from denial and thievery in who the caps fit. ….let them wear it. You ay not like to know it, but I am credible enough to let you know that from where I sit upstairs this high building there is thievery and open bool going on and the buying of poor people who are desperate for jobs to feed their own children, that these children will want a job too to take care of their parents and themselves. That is where Skerrit has failed. He fails to understand the bigger picture of development. He adopts this “fast food scheme” where our people will be politically beggars , no jobs for our people. Skerrit must Go. UWP we Welcome you, credible.

      • May 16, 2019

        @Views Express, I don’t expect you understand my response because it is not to you, neither is it to the writers above.

        I responded to someone who used the scripture to write his comment, but DNO misplaced it–I don’t even know why they printed mine if they were not going to print it in the right place–what can I do?

        ADMIN: We assure we did not intentionally change the position of your comment. Note that there were several unapproved comments in queue before yours.

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  11. Mother
    May 16, 2019

    Roseau is a slum and stinks. I’m embarrassed to call it my capital. So long you have promised to improve it P.M. Please, do it.

    • viewsexpressed
      May 16, 2019

      This is a reflection of the obvious sitting government. Right before their eyes our people live in squalor and poverty as parents struggle for jobs for their children, this corrupt waste of Labour government with its immature Odd Minister only can work out the back door politics to appease struggling people to come to him and them. Shane on Skerrit and his corrupt hopeless labour bobol government. This is how we feel., it is what it is. Sad state of affairs that we have some blind followers stuck onto failed Skerrit and shout out that “We love our Pm”. My God what has this man done for his people. Nothing, absolute nothing.

  12. Zammm
    May 16, 2019

    Could someone really tell me what is wrong with the Pm. It’s just pathetic n nonsensical to read such empty promises. Soon time he will say, Dominicans need not work anymore, just line up n money will fall from heaven.. Very soon he might put atms alll over town so people can just get cash daily. This prime Minister presently is the worst ever in the world… The prime Minister of plenty money for 1% and poverty for the 99%. After Maria, Dominica is far from recovery.. Because the whole place in a mess… YET here goes this Pm trying to win an election based on 100% failure in everything. Just a house house house house talk alll over the place. Like you are the lord of Dominica…. You seeeee, when people who never things nice, not get things nice, they lose their identity, roots n so forth, the become like damaged goods. Its time to send the Pm to retire peacefully planting yam, passion fruit n dasheen so he can build a bigger mansion… Big up our out going Pm.

  13. Calling Your Bluff
    May 15, 2019

    It is proven fact that putting new wine in old skins is not a good idea. In light of this common sense yet sage idea, I would like to ask the PM what he plans to do with many eyesores that dominate the Roseau landscape.

    I know we are squarely in the midst of another election cycle and politicians can’t help telling the people what they think we need and want. Cleaning up Roseau is one of the stalest and tired unkept promises of local politics, with the international airport pipe dream running a close second. This country will not realize progress simply on a wing, a prayer and a promise made at election time!!!

  14. Self
    May 15, 2019

    The people of Roseau central are very educated politically, we have never voted you and will never. I don’t think we have ever voted the labour party, so is not now when you are on your way out, we will vote labour. Some people say they cannot trust a bone in you so please try to see if you can win your seat. Roseau people don’t want no old house, Vieille case. You know in your heart you cannot win any of the Roseau seats.

  15. Conscious
    May 15, 2019

    All these housing yet Marigot cannot get a hospital? My God what is wrong with Mr Skerritt. Does be has conscience to do that to his island?

  16. %
    May 15, 2019

    The people of Petite Savanne were hoping mad when Skerrit told them he gave them houses so keep him in the houses. The people of the 4 Roseau’s will teach you a lesson.
    House for vote!
    Take you house and, out you go! Wicked! You waste of time!
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

  17. Lin clown
    May 15, 2019

    Viewsexpress,more for you lying,lazy incompetent,idiot.38 Grant for fishermen.39Kapinski Hotel 40 Cochrane road.41100% water supply.42Geothermal.43CastleBruce Housing Scheme.44 Free College.45Grand Fonde Housing Scheme.46Calibishie Sea wall.$ 2 000 000 renovation of Deepwaterharbour and many many more So you and your lazy Blue Bugs keep walking with your lazy,uneducated eyes closed.You are the ones who sold Domlec,closed the Layou 5 star Hotel and reaped off Social Security.Your UWP Government gave the Kalinago water project to the Chairman of the board of directors of Dawasco and $ 4 000 000 disappeared from the Valley Road Project.Corruption at its highest.Anytime you and yours write BS I will reply.

    • viewsexpressed
      May 16, 2019

      Lin, Ohhh My god, you are a clown and you are really laughing at yourself. You are in no position to question me or attempt to justify or comment on what I write, because what i know and aware of you know nothing other than to be a blind supporter of this failed Skerrit of yours Skerrit has failed us, and where we sit upstirs we know that for a fact. He is not developmentally focus, his approach is one of a fast food operation, as you would know fast food is unhealthy to the body and this s where this corrupt Labour regime is. They have failed u and failed to pull Skerrit up from the abyss of deception to the height and level of decency in politics. That is where Skerrit is unable to be, but to drag about and shou=t Love my Pm a=while he skirts about the political abyss fr where he has destroyed our nature island.
      We need answers for our passports and many other things worthy o Dominica.
      So you blind follower of this failed Skerrit, go on enjoy yourself and that of your failed PM.

    • viewsexpressed
      May 16, 2019

      Lin, and our people are still in poverty. You have no sense and knowledge as to what you are saying as it is not connected to the reality of a presented development plan for our island by your famous failed incompetent Skerrit. This is a comical PM who just goes about being happy, searching for fame and niceness. It is time Skerrit exits this government of Domininca. He has failed us and he must go. What a waste of time, nineteen years past with nothing to show as far as development tis concerned in terms of jobs, opportunities, soci-economic development. all we have is Bobol, Bin Bool, Fertilizer BOOL, PASSPORT BoBOL AND Travels Bobol all over the world. What a worthless Corrupt Labour Government.

  18. Rab best for Roseau
    May 15, 2019

    As for me I am a proud labourite but I would only vote for DLP if a person I refer to as Rabess becomes the candidate. I don’t believe people trust Melissa enough and I sure don’t believe Melissa trusts Skerrit enough for her to go all out for him. I feel the people love Rabes and all PM has to is give her between $6-7 million dollars and she will quickly jump in the ring for Skerrit and might win it for us. So pm you have the money so just give it to her and see if will not win Roseau Central for us. Even Melissa would vote for her.

    • viewsexpressed
      May 16, 2019

      What political rubbish is this? Rab Worst for nowhere, please be guided by your messages and what it really means. this is out of context, so please grow up.
      Go get a life and stay focus on the development or lack of, of our Dominica. Lets get serious as to who is able to development Dominica away from the poverty and abyss of denial and stupidity. Please wake up and smell the coffee.
      Skerrit must Go, Get lost, go away.

    • Pipo
      May 16, 2019

      Don’t forget, Melissa suffers from amnesia!

  19. Lin clown
    May 15, 2019

    Viewsexpress,La Plaine Observer,Gouvelma,% Ibo France and the other lazy Blue Bugs.Here is what Skerrit did.1 Windsorpark Stadium 2 Clear Harbour 834 workers.3 ScottsHead Seawall.4 State House.5 Yes We Care.6 New Roseau Bridge.7 School Bus Service. 8 New Grammar School.9 State College over 2000 students.10 E O Leblanc Highway. 11 St.Aromemt Bathestate Road.12 DCP Re Opening.13 Petro Caribe.14 NEP more than 3000 workers.15 YorkValley Bridge.16 Jungle Bay.17 New Hospital.18 Friendship Bridge.19 Botanical Gardens Road.20 $ 300 for 70yrs and over.21 Free medical care for 60yrs and over.22 Free medical care for up to 18yrs.23Hillsborough Gardens Housing Scheme.24 Belvue Chopin Housing Scheme.25 Nicholas Liverpool Highway.26Night Landing.27AllSaints University 28Goodwill Windsorpark link road.29 Valley Road.30Windsorpark Bridge.31Windsorpark back road.32 Charles ave road.33 Pond casse Warner road.34Portsmouth Fishing Complex.35Emergency medical fund 36Grant for farmers.37Small business .

    • viewsexpressed
      May 16, 2019

      y God, what a nonsensical list. Thanks for this to remind us of the hypocrisy of this failed idiotic Odd Minister and his corrupt labour government. So Lin, you expect this long list of nonsensical bias and garbage that we in 2019 will fall for this BS, nonsense. Your Pm is a failure, he has failed us including you. we need decent government and your failed, hopeless Skerrit us Go.

    • May 16, 2019

      Lin Clown,just dat for 19years.I am ashamed.You should just close your mouth

  20. I talking In tongues
    May 15, 2019

    It will be hard for us to win all the Roseau seats. We could have probably won the Roseau Seat if Melissa was not the candidate. It’s not too late because I know a young lady, I believe her last name ends with ….bess that can no doubt bring that seat home for us. But PM would have to give her some money so she could donate to her charity. If PM gives her say $6.5 million to work with I believe she will bring it home because people trust that girl a lot.

  21. Original
    May 15, 2019

    Presently the Roseau River wall is being constructed the West bridge was repaired drudging of the Roseau River yet all these projects are being realised by foreign firms! Where is the effort to build local capacity? And this man talks of developing the country. I wonder if he knows that government implements these large projects not just for doing it sake but also to inject funds into the economy, so how is it being injected when the vast majority of the funds is sent overseas? If you love your country then engage your fellow men!

    • Joseph John
      May 16, 2019

      So work has already began on the Roseau Enhancement. Is not a pipe dream. I understand that property in Roseau is being purchased already.
      So both the hospital and this Roseau project are birds in hand and not just empty talk.
      So there is credibility for the airport. In that case Skerro cannot go.

    • viewsexpressed
      May 16, 2019

      Well said Original, well said. We have a comic in office as PM, who is really a “Fast Food ” operator is luring poor and desperate people to matters of choice that wont last forever. Skerrit is on his last days and he will do anything to spend money as there are no investments taking lace and we wonder where is all this cash coming from? We will ony know of the abuse of states funds when this incompetent leader and his failed comical 18 ministers after 19 years have failed us and now they are desperate to do and say anything to win over the same people they have ignored and abused for 19 years now. They wish to buy the over. Shame on corrupt labour governed and shame of this failed clueless Skerrit.

    • Ibo France
      May 16, 2019

      @Original
      Your comment is food for thought. A caring and visionary government always empowers its people at every opportunity. The Chinese build almost everything in recent times for Dominica. Locals are not afforded the opportunity to participate or cash in on these projects. The Skerrit’s dysfunctional administration is short sighted, opportunistic, uncaring and grossly incompetent. Time to go.

  22. Deacon
    May 15, 2019

    One thing the supporters of team Dominica can’t imagine they losing that next elections Eh !…if you listen to dem carefully u will swear and say Dominica is in a crisis ….but give it to them that are god at spreading propaganda they hav a master degree in that and talking about country before party so what are they doing not supporting their party….SMH bunch of Hypocrites

  23. May 15, 2019

    I predict that future generations of Dominicans will abhor the visual blight that the current “housing revolution” has placed on the landscape.

    I am all for housing, but housing in accord with Dominica, rather than a foreign concept of what our built environment should be like.

  24. Melbourne
    May 15, 2019

    Skerrit is desperate to be back in power. So he ought to do desperate things.

  25. Linclown
    May 15, 2019

    RoseauPeople,you in Roseau do not vote the Labour Party.That is why you so backward.For the UWP fools who bury their heads in the sand and leave their Butts up,the Roseau Enhancement Project started,with the NEW ROSEAU BRIDGE.You UWP people are ALIENS.Why doesn’t Viewsexpress Ibo France,La Plaine Observer and% educate you.I think they are more lazy, corrupt,lying and incompetent than you.

    • Joseph John
      May 16, 2019

      You forgot to add Roger Burnhead (an other fake name) who are working for foreign agents in the ganga business.
      Ganga is the gateway to deadly drugs so those guys are the advance party to this dirty money business. Why do you think they have this desperate outcry that Skerrit must go.

    • viewsexpressed
      May 16, 2019

      Mr Clown that you are…”Why doesn’t Viewsexpressed Ibo France, LA Plaine Observer and% educate you. I think they are more lazy, corrupt, lying and incompetent than you.” The UWP patriots are focussed on the our ailing Domininca where your failed and incompetent PM, that Odd Minister has destroyed our island Dominica. if that fool of yours knew better and read reports of better living conditions involving children in particular these weird high rising building are not suited for Dominica and families. This is a Skerrit Pappyshow failed wedding that he is about erected all over for fame and to make good his bad name over the past 19 years. Dominica has people of social background who are able to advice and guide this comical PM, but he is blind and follows weird characters who advise him foolishly just for fame, that`s all it is. Skerrit must go, he must Go. Dominicans wake up from this slumber and corrupt Labour government. They are dangerous and have no clue of economic development.

    • time has told
      May 16, 2019

      The rum has set in and the medication wearing off.

  26. Not My Votes
    May 15, 2019

    Skerrit is desperate to be back in power. So he ought to do desperate things.

  27. Joseph John
    May 15, 2019

    You cant touch the RED HORISON. YOU CANNOT TOUCH RED
    Not a wide margin, but by all margins . 21 real seats, 21 RED seats. We will be seeing red for a very very long long time.

    • dee
      May 15, 2019

      That’s why I say have elections in Dominica every year , we may just get some things done, and not promises and more vain promises every 5 years.

      • Joseph John
        May 16, 2019

        Dee, “we may just get somethings done” that is a very operational comment…action not words. So there is concrete evidence that “thing are being done” Thanks.

    • viewsexpressed
      May 16, 2019

      Yes, we have seen the merry, the Bobol, the planned corruption, the abuse of families, neglect of rural development. The killing of agriculture, the downpour of employment, the increase of handout, the corrupt Red clinic, the abusive behaviour to the poor and vulnerable, the immature and lack of vision of this Odd Minister and those inept waste of time 19 ministers. The waste of time in government for 20 years where nothing has been produced to create employment. The killing by this highly corrupt labour government for the demise of people rights to live decently and not be inducted and have mothers, aunts, young women queued up at the Foyer of the financial centre and reduced our struggling people to beggars ad insulted with cash to buy loyalty. Skerrit on his own does not present himself and an intellectual, he has reduced himself to fast food dirty corrupt politics and has sunk our Domininca to the abyss of poverty and begging and his 19 Ministers are scared and shut their mouth.

  28. jamie
    May 15, 2019

    Skerrit the Roseau people are not fools,almost 10 years you promised to do a complete overhaul of Roseau,Now election is coming and more empty promises,fake contracts could be signed and nothing,man time to get out,whie you can,Roseau people are not fools.

    • PMMUSTGO
      May 15, 2019

      Every year he is promising the same Roseau Reinstatement project with different pictures. He is a magician. He will do his magic and make Roseau new and clean before the next election.

      Time Up. Pack Up.

  29. Pipo
    May 15, 2019

    Look, I’m a simple fellow but I’m telling you Roosevelt these developments are not Dominica. The word is incongruous, yes incongruous and as a scholar and ex English teacher you should know what that means. If you want to help people, by all means but this is not the way to do it. Would you or your family chose to live in a project like that? Because that is what they are, projects and people living in them are stigmatised. Please, help them to get jobs, so they can look after themselves and keep their dignity. I hope your head is not too far up your rectum already so you can still hear and listen.

    • The Whole Truth
      May 15, 2019

      How is this man a ‘scholar’? He brought his two Doctorates. As for his degree, is there a year and a graduation picture of him?

      Dominicans will really be Dummies in Cans if they vote this man in again.

  30. Trust Me
    May 15, 2019

    How soon is soon… in the next 10 years?
    Man stop talk RUBBISH and start packing up cuz OUT you GO!

  31. Kermit
    May 15, 2019

    Fine. But building houses on Dominica money and giving it to hard back working people for FREE is crippling an economy.

    • jamie
      May 15, 2019

      You think just like me ,but some just dont get it,and most of this money he got after the hurricane,Skerrit is a con artist.

  32. RandyX
    May 15, 2019

    What a desperate man! How low can a human being get?!

  33. RandyX
    May 15, 2019

    What a desperate man! How low can a human being get?!

  34. Lin clown
    May 15, 2019

    Mr.Prime Minister add Cottage,Portsmouth,Colihaut,St.Joseph,Mahaut Soufriere and Grandbay to the 4 in Roseau,The UWP must lose the next election.5 in a row

    • Amino
      May 15, 2019

      You’re right to call yourself a clown

      • Me
        May 16, 2019

        Clowns dress up funny to hide their sadness.

  35. A. George
    May 15, 2019

    I hope the works done in Roseau South will be done in such a way that the road in Newtown etc. can be opened up or some parking made available because driving in that area is a real tie up.

  36. Gouvelma
    May 15, 2019

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Is that the best Skerritt could have come up with on mothers day of all days? So you are asking them to vote for you if they want proper housing? Why wasnt that a concern over the past twenty years? I have to adk again. What is the significance of the contract signing? Did you not sign contracts with contractors in Morne Jaune, Riviere Cyriqueand Grand Fond almost two years ago? How many of those houses have gone beyond the foundation? When will you stop taking the smart people ofdominica for fools? You are going to lie your way into deep waters where you won’t be able to swim back to safety. Desperate people say desperate things. You are truly desperate. Labor days are over. Change is a must. Empty promises can no longer fool the people. Will you continue to tell the people that there is a block shortage in Dominica? Why wont you just tell them that you are morally and financially bankrupt so the houses cannot contine.

  37. Child of Itassi
    May 15, 2019

    Damage Control. Not for Erica or Maria, but for Hurricane Skerrit. A good government is supposed to provide ways for people to be self sufficient and independent like:

    *Restrictions on importation of products which can be locally produced.
    *Technical and trade schools.
    *Assistance to local private industry.

    …to name a few.

    Yet if your priority is winning elections by creating a dependent society, then you are on the right track, but “one day de bucket bottom must fall out”.

  38. Zandoli
    May 15, 2019

    Why don’t you build a house for everyone on the island?

  39. dreamer
    May 15, 2019

    Your Psychology don’t work anymore

    • Joseph John
      May 15, 2019

      Its not the intervention of psychology it is the practice of ideas in action. Its performance in a proactive positive manner, not bombastical verbosity of opposition gang bangers and looters.

  40. REAL!!!!
    May 15, 2019

    DREAM ON MR.PM!!!!

    I know not having the diplomatic cover is a scary thought but our concern is a BETTER Dominica.
    So bear the grievous consequence both INTL and local when the time comes…..

    • Joseph John
      May 16, 2019

      Well he has dreams that come true. What the opposition gang bangers have are nightmares and empty words. Nothing to show. They suck.

      • RandyX
        May 17, 2019

        His dreams for sure have come true (full bank acc.), your dreams however have not come true because you have to queue at the red clinic week in week out. Well done, you are a real champion!

  41. LifeandDeath
    May 15, 2019

    ..and he continues to plunder and blunder, all in the name of winning an election.
    Skerrit is either a liar or a fool to think he will win the next election by any margin larger than what the DLP did last election. More Dominicans have already awaken to the stench of the nonsense the DLP purports to be governing in a small developing country.
    If ever Skerrit is able to reduce VAT to 7% and increase the minimum wage across the board for all of Dominica to benefit, while at the same time maintaining recurrent revenue and expenditure purely through increased exports, then and only then we can say the country has made some progress.
    Dominicans need to look and see who is behind all that concrete selling in the so called Housing Revolution..Follow the money and we’ll understand why such a big thrust in building those concrete “resilient” houses. Dominica’s best interest is not at the forefront for these guys..

  42. %
    May 15, 2019

    Prime Minister Linton will deliver the keys .
    You are the out going PM Skerrit.
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

    • Joseph John
      May 15, 2019

      “Skerrit must go” sound like an old school acronym . Like when those old gramophones got stuck with a 33 or 78 or 45 record.
      I guess you can convince yourself that you are brilliant if you stand in front of a mirror and say the a b c repeatedly.
      Mommy I am smart, I can say the a b c ……..a lot.

  43. STRAIGHT SHOOTER
    May 15, 2019

    Laborites, listen to me please. As a Christian nation let me start with the Parable of Jesus concerning Lazarus and the Richman found in St. Luke 16:19-31. . You know the story better than me. You know how the Richman rebelled until death and after his big funeral he tried to convince Abraham to send poor Lazarus to his family to warn them not to follow his path. But here is verse 30:
    “… But if someone came back from the dead, then they’d listen for sure; then they’d change their way of life.”
    People I am warning you because I was up there with Skerrit and the DLP, until I understood his evil plans for DA, after the departure of Ross. As a result I had to run. He has a date to deliver Dominica to China and those with passports. That’s why he building apartments all over so he could make land available to them. That’s why he can’t give you house title and that’s why he got rid of Ross, the banana industry and everything we depended on before. PLEASE DONT DO LIKE THE RICHMAN!!~!

    • Joseph John
      May 16, 2019

      So you had a nightmare ? That is what the illusion of a blue wave does to you.

  44. weh
    May 15, 2019

    What about that Roseau Rehabilitation project that you promised back in 2012 did you forget about it?

  45. Dominican Citizen
    May 15, 2019

    It’s vry shameful how this leader has become…Last election, wasn’t there a design of how Roseau would be developed?? 5 years later and they are still waiting in vain. After taking everything into his own hands, now he is saying with God’ help…doesn’t he know that as a leader in order to have a prosperous nation, he should have placed God first in all thing while he was there selling his soul to the devil and partaking in demonic activities….However, it’s never too late to repent.

    Roseau does not need a housing scheme, it needs commercial development, touristic attractions, modernized business places that offer excellent customer service, museums, chill spots for tourists and local, better infrastructure and roads with sidewalks, parking places for vehicles etc.

    I hope one day, we as a people really open our eyes and see what real development is and start vouching for that instead of buying into the demise of real values, growth, development, ethics and so forth.

  46. LaPlaine Observer
    May 15, 2019

    Fist of all, contrary to what Skeritt just said, the government DID NOT make a concerted effort to build homes in Dominica. After receiving millions of dollars from generous countries to help in the aftermath of Maria, two years later during the elections that’s when Skeritt is talking about building these homes. This deceptive move is just morally wrong and lacks leadership integrity.

  47. Ibo France
    May 15, 2019

    This leader truly thinks that all Dominicans are corruptible and colossally stupid. He’s using public funds to build housing apartments to fool the desperately poor electors. Everything now is rushed to be started or completed before the due date of the upcoming general election. Meanwhile, the economy is dying, the masses are unemployed, their water and electricity is being disconnected, many children are being deprived of a nutritious breakfast and lunch. Too many are going to bed with growling stomachs caused by flatulence. When will Dominicans become financially independent to earn and build for themselves. This is Skerrit’s main strategy and it’s the gospel truth. He keeps people in ignorance and abject poverty to make himself and his corrupt party look attractive to these same poverty stricken people. He rides on their backs like donkeys, mules and horses to accumulate his millions them give the people pittance in the form of handouts. Shameful and disgusting!

  48. malick
    May 15, 2019

    What about the Roseau River bank / board walk project that was supposed to be almost completed by now?

    There were blueprint here and there and alot of media coverage if this…what has become of this?

  49. weh
    May 15, 2019

    Change is a must labour must go

  50. %
    May 15, 2019

    Skerrit is so insultive and disrespectful to our intelligence that he believes his incompetent as PM for 15 years can be covered with a house frame, a lazy promise. In other words, the fool is telling all the constituents of the Roseau’s that I am trying to fool you.
    What a shameless, disrespectful, disgusting and disgraceful Prime Minister .
    Skerrit i live in Roseau South. The Rosesu’s have the most politically sagacious voters .
    You have a lot of trembling to do for your failures and you brazen disrespectful utterances
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    Lazy Skerrit Must Go Now

  51. time has told
    May 15, 2019

    Im just here for the comments. (sits patiently waiting)

  52. Johnny Smith
    May 15, 2019

    DNO
    Is Mister using the Maria Aid money to buy the next election?

    If the residents of Roseau do not have access to land to build homes, where is Mister going to get the land to build the election homes?

    Look, I love the PM, and this is not because I support UWP, or Freedom etc but I am speaking as an honest and extremely concerned Dominican, but Mr Skerrit really needs to go if Dominica is ever going to rise from the abyss

    We cannot allow Mr Skerrit and his family and friends to live in luxury whilst the majority of Dominicans are professional beggars.

  53. Channel 1
    May 15, 2019

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

    Mister again. What about the Roseau Enhancement program he had shown on a screen last election?

    Mister is just a troll.

    STEEEUUUUUUUUUUUUUPPPPPPSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NEXT!!!

    • %
      May 15, 2019

      @ Channel 1
      Roseau Enhancement Project was shown on a big screen in Lagon in 2009 amidst loud cheering from those he fooled. To this day nothing has been done.
      This PM is so deceiptful..Off course his lies have gone to another level .Every other word is a blatant lie!

  54. Iamanidiot
    May 15, 2019

    Why would you put hosing in Roseau, the capital, shouldn’t that be reserved for businesses? it’s not a residential area. How many homes do you see in Castries? Port of spain? Basse Teer. Roseau doesnt even have packing, it’s a bunch of keep clear, reserved, and no packing. how are those people living in town going to have vehicles ? and when their ride is parked, what are people coming to work in the mornings to do?

    • Ibo France
      May 15, 2019

      The current administration has no vision. Everything is done for political expediency. Their one and only purpose in government is to hold on to power using any means at their disposal. They use antiquated means of politics to retain a stranglehold on political power (bribery, intimidation, false arrest, propaganda, victimization, sensationalism, corruption, verbal abuse, etc.).

  55. Jack Sparrow
    May 15, 2019

    In your dreams :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  56. RoseauPeople
    May 15, 2019

    Hahahahaha. He trying to trick us again. I have seen many beautiful images of a reformed Roseau, since 2000. Roseau is the same. Now you coming with houses. Why don’t you do what you promised in 2000, 2004, 2009, 2014?

    Sir go pack your wax and make your tracks. Time up. Pack up!!

    • Joseph John
      May 16, 2019

      Well they say ” Rome was not built in a day” It was not fast food. It was not a snap of the fingers like magic.
      Remember how long it took to for the construction of the hospital to begin.
      Have you ever built a 3 bedroom home? How long did it take from conception to completion. Soo how long for a whole city?

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