Over 200 Dominicans employed on international airport project- PM Skerrit says

PM Roosevelt Skerrit

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that over 200 Dominicans are currently employed on the international airport project. He made the announcement during a press conference held recently.

“On the construction of the international airport project works are progressing very well and on schedule,” he said. “I want to also say that there are 207 Dominicans on the international airport project.”

As the project intensifies, he expects more Dominicans to be employed.

“We can certainly engage in excess of 1000 Dominicans if we can get that number employed on the airport in doing various things,” he indicated.

Furthermore, Prime Minister Skerrit stated that there will also be engagement with local truck operators.

“There are many things happening at the same time at the airport, but certainly we thank God for where we are,” he noted.

A one-billion-dollar contract between the Government of Dominica and Montreal Management Consultant Establishment (MMCE) was signed, signaling the official commencement of the construction of the highly anticipated international airport. The contract signing which took place at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium on June 9, 2021, is a long-awaited dream held in the hearts of citizens for over 50 years.

Meanwhile, he said extension works on the runway at the Douglas Charles Airport have commenced.

“The runway will extend westwards to give aircrafts an overall available takeoff run of 1,936 meters for runway 09, that is from the mountain end and up from the current 1,756 meters,” he explained.

Mr. Skerrit continued, “The extension will have the added benefit of increasing the declared landing distance available on runway 27, that is from the sea end by 67 meters to a length of 1,808 meters.”

He explained further that the runway will also be grooved to increase safety when wet, thereby increasing pilots’ confidence in landing. He assured the public that these improvements are in keeping with the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and meet the approval of the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority.

“As we have said, the upgrades are critical to secure increased direct flights from the United States of America and other tourism source markets and for the realization of Dominica’s visitors’ arrival goal of $500,000 stayover visitors by 2030,” he stated.

Mr. Skerrit revealed that works are expected to be completed within three months of the start date.


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  1. Phronesis
    August 24, 2023

    Is this another project failure on the horizon, driven by stupid politicians fighting over “who gets what” instead of enabling Master Airport builders to use experienced teams to design and deliver on time, on budget and to the desired quality.

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  2. Paul B.
    August 24, 2023

    The Horrible PM had a vision again. A Fata Morgana he saw again and straight away he shares his madness. 200 Dominicans working on the new airport. Doing what exactly. Holding up placards with your oversized picture on it? Skerrit, you can fool many Dominicans but you can’t fool me. I do not want your scraps either. Feed them to your servants.

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  3. Matt
    August 22, 2023

    I support the person who suggested finish the geothermal plant first to bring down the cost of electricity then build other things. It’s harder to do like UWP’s on ti bagai tou pa tou. You are politicians.

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  4. The Ten Commandments
    August 22, 2023

    Every time I see the photo of misterI am reminded of Satan’s mission on earth as seen in John 10:10 10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: “ As far as our situation in Dominica is concerned and the above scripture I feel one thing is missing. I would add the thief uses all opportunities to cover his damn crimes .
    On another note: I am very surprised the Seventh Day Adventist which makes the Ten Commandments their doctrine, yet over 85% of them are supporting a leader that keeps breaking everyone of the Ten Commandments in broad day light and some of them are literally applauding and condoning the man. You see this Bible thing and religious people? Too much hypocrisy going on

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    • Demonic
      August 22, 2023

      😂😂😂Seriously, I feel the exact same way. The image of Satan is stamped on this man’s face. I don’t envy him one bit. I can’t look at his features without getting the creeps. Dominica is under a dangerous and evil spell because of this Roosevelt. But it won’t last for too long.

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  5. Ken
    August 22, 2023

    Why is Montreal Management Consultant Establishment the construction contractor, they are just a company that sells our fake passports. How much experience do they have building “international airports”???
    How dumb do you think Dominicans are? Give us a list of the names of local Dominicans working on this project????

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    • Accountant
      August 22, 2023

      If you knew who the two owners of MMCE are, you would not have asked this question. If I say anymore DNO won’t publish my comment. Put all your thinking caps on.

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    • Zandoli
      August 22, 2023

      Reminds of my friend who was asked to bid on a contract by a government official. He had no experience in that field, but he was asked to bid. He bid and (miraculously🤣) won the contract. He subcontracted the work to a company that actually knew what they were doing. He took his cut, gave the government official his cut and the country was poorer for it.

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    • August 22, 2023

      At least they are more experienced than you are. Can you build an International Airport? No. Then shut your a.. up.

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      • Jaws
        August 24, 2023

        You know my friend in this instance it has less to do with experience building an airport but rather laundering money or claiming the contract is double the actual stated value. In other words, it’s a desperate attempt to account for missing CBI dollars.

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  6. Lucas
    August 22, 2023

    Skerrit tosses a bone to 200 Dominicans living in poverty. This should be the headline.

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    • August 23, 2023

      Too bad he did not toss a bone at you. Maybe on second thought he did realize you were not a dog why he did not toss a bone at you. Lucas, fracas.

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  7. Man bite dogs
    August 22, 2023

    May God guide and sustain Pm Skerrit, and his government the Labour party through this entire journey of helping Dominican people achieve their dreams, at last we are moving forward and there’s UWP clowns trying hard to destroy that dream, “We the people must allow that so-called useless workers incompetent vagabonds from Canada, USA and anywhere else telling us what to do let them go to hell that lot could not even run a Rum shop back in power again ? Once beaten twice shy remember those words and follow your dreams, God bless Pm Skerrit, and his Administration.

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  8. Sousey sel
    August 21, 2023

    Who are these Dominican employees mr. Skerrit?? are they high school drop outs or unskill labourors?? How much do they earn on a weekly basis?? and is social security being paid for them?? Or are they part of the never ending poverty(NEP)??

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  9. If we knew better
    August 21, 2023

    My dead Mr. Prime Minister, My question to you is how man Dominicans do you have working on your new mansion coming up in Morne Daniel? For the the most i have seem mostly haitians working on the plot when it was your farm after Maria. Now that you are building your 3rd mansion all i have seen are Chinese working there, especially as of late. Chinese only! Now what about the good public roads that you have destroyed outside of the walls of this new mansion? It is 2 years now when will you send Dominicans to fix the road what was dug up 2 years ago to lay extensive wires and pipes to accommodate your monstrosity of a building in Morne Daniel? Anybody can go up thee now and see for themself.

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    • Rocky
      September 3, 2023

      He will tell all you not him building anything! It’s MMCE that building there. Only he forgot to tell us that he gave them the money to build a palace for Gucci. That man is as bend as a 180 degree angle.

  10. Lin clown
    August 21, 2023

    All you have to do is go on site to find out if what he is saying is true,instead of gossiping.Go to DSS and find out if social security is being paid.EASY.One thing is sure Skerrit is not owing DSS $33,000,000 like your party did.Your party left a debt of more than $450,000,000 with nothing to show.Now you and a handful of blue baboons are against 207 Dominicans being employed at the airport.An airport is being built for all to see but the Jacka calling it fiction

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  11. Gunny
    August 21, 2023

    Criminal criminal criminal.. i hope God sees it all and startboy eventually gets all he deserves!!!

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    • August 21, 2023

      Silly politics. Another UWP gunslinger.

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    • Man bite dogs
      August 27, 2023

      Gunny the Grumpy, Starboy Pm Skerrit, will get all God blesses for the good work he is doing for Dominicans 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  12. Batibou
    August 21, 2023

    You talk about 200 Dominicans. I bet if one of us would go there and count, it wouldn’t even be 50. He also talks about the contract he signed with MMCE. Skerrit, when are going to show us that contract. Or is it none of our business.

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  13. Ibo France
    August 21, 2023

    Any international airport being built would be under meticulous inspection. This one does not even have drawings nor a plan. There is no Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). This is the biggest lie perpetrated by the most notorious and frequent LIAR known to mankind. Donald John Trump is like a saint when compared to Star Boy of Stupidity and Deception.

    Who are the major contractors of this fictitious airport? The Chinese and the Arab companion of the Wrecking Ball of Vieille Case. Ninety eight percent (98%) of the passport money will be repatriated to China and the Arab region to shore up their economies while Dominica’s take a nosedive.

    Roosevelt consults with his PR people for propaganda to mislead his gullible followers. They believe his every lie.

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    • August 21, 2023

      Why don’t you join the crew of 200 plus and stop writing nonsense on this medium. Stop using this medium to spread your propaganda.

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      • Ibo France
        August 21, 2023

        The truth is a very bitter pill to habitual liars such as you.

        Say like me ds. Rather than jumbie money, a round of beers, a defective apartment that I will net own, a starvation wage job, give me TRUTH.

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        • August 22, 2023

          The truth is all around you. You just don’t want to see it or admit it or you see what you want to see. Stevie Wonder sees the truth all day every day. I do not think you are blind, are you?

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        • Man bite dogs
          August 22, 2023

          What the hell do you know about work Ibo, that is the reason you and many so-called UWP aholes don’t have a black cent to call your own.

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  14. OneLove
    August 21, 2023

    It’s easy to throw numbers especially when dealing with a weak media that will not push to get relevant and follow up questions answered, so let me ask my question:
    Mr Skerrit can you please tell us if social security is paid for every one of the 200 employees?

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