Overseas Dominicans, CBI agents, being asked to chip in to address economic fallout from COVID-19

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit plans to seek contributions from overseas-based Dominicans to assist with the country’s efforts to deal with the socio-economic challenges caused by Covid-19.

To this end, he says the government intends to establish a fund to allow Dominican citizens overseas, including CBI citizens and agents, to do so.

Skerrit said the government of Dominica must ensure that support is given to the most vulnerable and so the social safety net programmes for the senior citizens, including monthly pensioners, must continue.

“We intend to finance the mentioned measures through a combination of loans, government revenue, including the CBI funds and reduction in recurrent expenditure,” he stated.  “As part of the shared responsibility concept to face the challenges of COVID19, the Government of Dominica will establish a fund to allow Dominican citizens resident overseas, including our new citizens and CBI agents, to make a tangible contribution to the current socio-economic challenges caused by COVID-19.”

The prime minister said the objective is to support vulnerable households for a period of 6 months to help alleviate the social and economic impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He indicated that details of the receipt and distribution of funds are being finalized.

However, Skerrit said it is the government’s intention that this Fund is administered by a committee consisting mainly of members of civil society.

He encouraged everyone to embrace the concept of shared responsibility and encouraged Dominicans to look out for each other, especially for the most vulnerable.

“We are in a situation that is not of our own making and practically overnight our lives have been altered” the prime minister noted.

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79 Comments

  1. laro
    May 23, 2020

    Folks simply: I am staying away from Dominica as long as this guy is called Prime Minister. The day he demists office if God helps me to stay alive is the day I am booking my one way ticket to my lovely home: This is the amount of disdain I have for Skerrit.

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  2. RandyX
    May 23, 2020

    This man must be a career psychopath! What is he trying to sell us now? First he squanders and skims our country’s resources and then he takes out his usual begging bowl to collect a few Dollars and distributes that between his greedy followers to keep them happy again. Our country can’t go on like that any longer. This man needs to be shown the door.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 31, 2020

      So, let me inform you, because I see you and the majority don’t know the corruption and thievery involved here.
      Notice he emphases “agents” those are people he has around the world selling Dominica passports: So, what happen prior to the last election; they cleaned out the treasury, and hide it in overseas institutions; that in  the event they failed to steal the election, they would have billions of dollars in overseas bank to live on.

      Now the ploy he intended to use was to sucker people into sending money home and in the process, they the thieves called agents would return the stolen Dominica money back to him in the guise of citizens in the diaspora helping COVID-19 victims at home.

      The international money laundering laws are now an obstacle in their way of getting that money returning into his hands!

      But!
      Being Dominica’s Ali Baba he will find a way to get it back into; remember crooked daddy delusional magician Chichi gave him a bag of magic tricks eh! 

  3. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    May 22, 2020

    Dominica is undoubtedly a failed state; it’s actually a financially, and politically bankrupt country!
    Had it not be for the advent of the coronavirus, even the most sensible of persons in Dominica might believe as they were told by the very corrupted Roosevelt Skerrit that our country is the most successful in the Caribbean.

    The labor party has literally destroyed the country, taking it from a halfway prosperous country to the status of a failed stated.

    Definition: “A failed state is a political body that has disintegrated to a point where basic conditions and responsibilities of a sovereign government no longer function properly.”

    “A state can also fail if the government loses its legitimacy even if it is performing its functions properly.

    For a stable state it is necessary for the government to enjoy both effectiveness and legitimacy.” Likewise, when a nation weakens and its standard of living declines:

    Will continue.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 25, 2020

      Let me correct this error:’
      If that one billion two hundred dollars was not in the pockets of thieves Roosevelt would not be trying to prey on the innocent poor.’That should read “one billion, two hundred million dollars!”
      That amount of money was missed appropriated; sunk into the pockets of the money thieving crooks; this man should be ashamed to ask Dominicans to send money to him for any purpose; when they are not benefactors of the sale of passports money!

      If that one billion two hundred million dollars was not in the pockets of thieves Roosevelt would not be trying to prey on the innocent poor.I would hope that the foolish people who returns home each five year to vote Roosevelt back into power may learn from this; that all they are accomplishing for that free flight, is help destroy the place of their birth:

      I personally at this moment yearn for the collapse of Dominica; that might be the only way to get rid of Roosevelt!

  4. May 22, 2020

    You , Alibaba and the eighteen theives keep plundering the country’s resources, outright theft, and have the audacity,the guts to ask me ,living overseas to contribute to your fraudulent scheme. ” Garcon ou really foo”.

  5. viewsexpressed
    May 22, 2020

    IBO France, whooooa, this is so well said and wish that our people will read it fully to understand the challenges we have before us. Well said, Sir. Thanks.
    Dominicans, especially those of failed Skerrit, we ask that you all wake up and smell the corrupted devious coffee that you musty drink from at the Red Clinic. It’s politically devious and dangerous. It will get you and us our Dominica nowhere, as long as this fake Skerrit and his worse government Dominica has had, must go, get out, Go away, Goodby and do not come back. We will work hard under up coming decent trusted HON. Lennox Linton and his trusted United Workers Team – Dominica.
    Skerrit, Go to Hell, Go to Hell, it is our business to take back our Dominica and clean up the mess Skerrit and failed corrupted Labour Government has done to us. They have ruined our agriculture, our business, and abuse the sale of our passports, our legal document.
    Skerrit must Go. Goodbye and account for our money.

  6. viewsexpressed
    May 22, 2020

    Silver Fox, you appear to be this …… who failed to read the comments by Lavrov. Yo9u are not even sure what it is that your “agree” about.
    Silver Fox, I will repeat again what was said and what is right that we know of our tax money. Here goes, Read again below.
    “Time and time “this guy called failed Skerrit” has either misappropriated, misused, abused the people’s money. Huge sums of cash cannot be accounted for. “This is serious matter. For example, we have been asking of the abuse of state funds, for eg. 1. Bin Bobol, 2. Fertilizer Bobol. Red Clinic Bobol, and passport Bobol. You blind clowns in denial of Skerrit, that is where you all should be. Go ask Skerrit, you love that much for Bobol activities. What happens to our messy finances, etc. We again request an audit. It`s our Hon Linton who exposed the Fertilizer Bobol Skerrit denied.
    I’m putting the question to DNO
    Should your chief accountant keeps misappropriating the Sates funds like this, what action would you…

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  7. viewsexpressed
    May 22, 2020

    My dear Dominicans, please READ Carefully this Obvious, What Appears that Skerritt is beginning to recognise his failures and Ineptitude in office as Immature Prime Minister. It is obvious that he has recognized that he has failed our people and our Dominica. There is nothing substantial in development that has taken place by this Labour Government but the obvious failure of corruption, Bobol, failed leadership, lack vision, and much more. Our agriculture has been murdered by this failed Labour government under visionaryless Skerrit and his aligned blind denial of Labour supporters. But we will rise, rightfully to the point of taking our Dominica back from scams, liars, and Bobolists.
    He encouraged everyone to embrace the concept of shared responsibility and encouraged Dominicans to look out for each other, especially for the most vulnerable. Damn Liar. Abusive
    “We are in a situation that is not of our own making and practically overnight our lives have been altered” by failed…

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  8. viewsexpressed
    May 22, 2020

    disgusting statements from this failed political clown Skerrit as prime (Odd) Minister. All you wrote there is of desperation, lack vision, ignorant of socio-economic development, therefore you have no knowledge of how to create and manage of our Dominica after 20long boring, corrupted, deceitful years you are still dumb to the process and development of our suffering poor unemployed people who live in poverty and rather buikldingg the economy and jobs for our people you and you failed i8literate Labour government has np idea of the processes of development and you fakes sit there hooking that a miracle will happen with Moses on the Montain. Well, we will have thfrow that tablet at you and your rotten failed Labour government. Skerrit you and Red dirty failed Red Clinic Labour over 20n years have reduced our people to begging, and we question the Bools that went on over they years. If it were not for our Hon Linton, we would have known nothing of the Bin, Red Clinic, Fertilizer Bobols.

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  9. Bwa-Banday
    May 21, 2020

    Diaspora Dominicans and friends of Dominica I beg thee NOT to send any money to this “alleged” fraudster! If your family or friends need help there are two companies called Western Union and Moneygram please utilize them to the best of your ability to help them.

    Remember Maria? You all sent all kinds of stuff down in care of this so called DLP Government name and up to this day your family and friends got nothing. Yes, I personally saw two barrel from NY with and address on it being delivered to a house in Canefield on behalf of a minister…smmfh! That family must still be searching for those barrels. Shed #4 on the port was the delegated DLP Cabal storage and only a few got fed from this overloaded, well stocked facility. The leader has STICKY FINGERS so don’t send him nothing until he accounts for the 1.2 Billion and the $400 Million airport fund. Let his welfare imported voters refund the money they got in December. DO NOT SEND YOUR MONEY TO THIS UNTRUSTWORTHY GOV souplay!

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    • mountain
      May 23, 2020

      Hey hey hey, As a leader, you must choose your words carefully because the whole world could be looking at it. To negotiate is not easy. There were Guiste Industries,uk you run them out,OVERSEAS VISITORS, Invested there money here.We want to know who is coming and leaving our shores so we issued them with passports,you complained. Then came the mighty CHINA and the people republic of china who did so much for this country,They build their own Offices and you complained again, so they left. The bottle line is, you don’t need outside help so, do it yourselves, I am leaving.Enough is more than enough.

  10. dissident
    May 21, 2020

    Classic begging style.
    This year’s budget will be interesting
    Leader of the country for at least 15 years and that’s the best you can come up with?
    After you send bus drivers to take a loan…..
    Shame shame
    No ideas… unable to go to parliament to discuss plans to keep our economy afloat?
    Is there a big stone in your way?
    In these times you are unable to jump on a jet to Dubai…

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    • d-a born
      May 22, 2020

      Nope…I’m sending money and groceries directly to my family. I remember the nonsense that happened with Maria and Erika relief.

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  11. jaded
    May 21, 2020

    Would this be a gift or a loan?

    • Toto
      May 22, 2020

      Use you brain Jaded. Obviously if he is looking for contributions from Dominicans overseas that must be a kado. How do you think he would pay back a loan to people like that.

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  12. My money
    May 21, 2020

    So while de diaporians u der lockdown and out of job like.my hard core labourite father dat complaing of lockdown, aand it rough, up there you want him to send money and he cannot send a dollar for me..well u wicked. Is something you have up your sleeve self..i waiting for se story

  13. The Don
    May 21, 2020

    Great move by the PM, I give him an A+ for creativity! can you imagine a better way to open an account to deposit monies we are having difficulties accounting for? no necessary accountability. This would be the fastest inflating account worthy of reviving the red clinic, opening the stem cell research center(sorry gyno doc), replacement for funds to complete the marigot hospital, payments to civil servants etc. Where are the educated Dominicans, are they that easily sold?

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  14. Ibo France
    May 21, 2020

    This is wise counsel to all diasporans who have family in Dominica. Send your money directly to your relatives. Skerrit has made money his god, and it’s very unlikely that any of your family members will see any of it once it is sent to this government scheme. CBI finances, PetrCaribe $ 270 000 000, Airport funds are all shrouded in complete darkness. This new funding adventure will met the same fate. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Don’t believe a word the PM says not even ‘is’ nor ‘the’.

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    • viewsexpressed
      May 22, 2020

      Ibo France: Well said I shall repeat for others to be aware of what is going on. This is no joke. Here goes:-
      “Funds are all shrouded in complete darkness. This new funding adventure will meet the same fate. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Don’t believe a word the PM says not even ‘is’ nor ‘the’.
      Be reminded my dear people, “Don’t believe a word the PM says not even ‘is’ nor ‘the’.” Well, we are catching up with this failed leader and we need others, including those within the Financial Centre and Government offices to begin to express their thoughts on this failed incompetent Skerrit and his useless Cabinet and Labour Government. We need trusted, visionary and competent people in our government who will be trusted and “No Bobol Business”. If not will be May 29th once again. I feel we need it now, to protest our rights that this government needs to clean up and account to us. Our tax is not just for any flashy failed Odd Minister and this failed Labour…

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  15. May 21, 2020

    Who in their right mind would ever dream contributing to this fraudster. This fellow has demonstrated over and over that he cannot be trusted with money. Time and time this guy has either misappropriated, misused abused the people’s money. Huge sums of cash cannot be accounted for.
    I’m putting the question to DNO
    Should your chief accountant keeps misappropriating the company’s funds like this,what action would you take?

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    • Silver fox
      May 21, 2020

      Lavrov, I agree with you Linton, is a loser liar and master of conman just imagine he is saying that Mr Skerrit stole his idea well I asked you what idea this guy never had any idea all his life!!

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      • viewsexpressed
        May 22, 2020

        Silver Fox, you are this blind Fox, hungry for meat, so go hunt and stop talking in denial and try to stay focus on the damage of our economy by your so-called mature Friends, the “Odd Minister ” who has failed us big time. No matter what you say, we know what is happening and that Skerrit is this big failure. We know of this ongoing corruption practices and abuse of state funds because we know so, we are there. For example the Red Clinic and funds distributed by couriers we have heard of. Our Dominica is in need of decent trusted leadership and committed ministers, and not the type of failed Skerrit and his incompetent in denial Labour government ministers and accolades.
        This must stop and Skerrit just must not return to be part of our government. We must not be seen as the failed countries like Haiti and others in Africa and South America.
        We desperately need Skerrit out and we will welcome our decent Leader of the Opposition (UWP) whom we trust to manage well our state…

      • Toto
        May 22, 2020

        Fox, that is all you can find to say, that is all for you to feed on? The spoil from the PM table must be getting thin for you to be like that, maig and pis fleeing from Fox mangy pwel because they can not find enough blood to suck again. Alas Fox, the feast over for you, even the rats leaving the ship. I’m lucky because I never had anything so nothing to lose either Fox.

    • May 22, 2020

      Proud to be associated with the Honorable Linton.
      A man of integrity, honesty, trustworthiness. He is someone that has demonstrated exceptional statmanship and that you can take to the bank.
      That’s a man you can definitely trust with your money and not a dime will be stolen.
      Can you do this with Alibaba? Obviously no.
      Look at the state of your country, Alibaba has caused more hardship, more poverty, more misery than all natural disasters combined through his shady deals,unscrupulous business practices, outright theft.
      Remember the one point two? Where is it?
      If there’s one thing that you, ” silver fox” and i can agree on is that the one point two is still missing. Prove me wrong and I’ll put it to rest.

  16. Silver fox
    May 21, 2020

    Here you go Mr Skerrit, made a little suggestion to overseas Dominicans being asked to chip in to address economic issues because of Covid-19. Guess what those skunks of the so-called criminal workers party, making all sorts of nasty hyenas noises but on the other hand whenever Linton goes out wrongfully accusing other people and get his stupid self in trouble who does he turns to pay the court fees you lots his stupid suckers while at home watching TV and drinking quality wine with his family and friends.

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    • din
      May 21, 2020

      To silver fox,a fool at any age is a fool for life.

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      • Silver Fox
        May 23, 2020

        @ din Yes, I man know speak for yourself and how comes you following a clown, when you or anyone else come up against me better have your facts right order wise I will mash you like sweet potato.

  17. Ibo France
    May 21, 2020

    Giving your hard earned dollars to Skerrit is like putting your head into a lion’s mouth and expect it jot to bite you.

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    • Mavis Belle
      May 21, 2020

      😂 good one☝️I myself will send money to my nieces and nephew if they need money. That’s all.

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    • Silver fox
      May 21, 2020

      Ibo France, I suppose it is OK to give that lazy good for absolutely nothing so-called leader of yours money whenever he comes begging like a dog to grab your last dollar away from you lots, having said that I agree with you Linton, take them your followers for a ride they too dam stupid.

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      • viewsexpressed
        May 22, 2020

        Well, well, Mr (Mrs) Silver Fox, we hear you and we like it. Here goes on your true picture.
        “I suppose it is OK to give that lazy good for absolutely nothing so-called leader failed Skerrit of your money whenever Fox and others come begging like Red dogs to grab your last states (Red Bobol Clinic) dollar away from you blind bats lots. Having said that I agree with you that failed Skerrit and his blind Fox etc, have taken them, the poor suffering unemployed followers for a dirty ride to receive deceitful states money through the Red Clinic rather than creating jobs that they feed their own families and not be abused publicly by your devious failed incompetent deceitful Skerrit, as you said: “they too dam stupid.”
        So Mr Mrs Red Fox, “Go to Hell, Go to Hell, Go to Skerrit`s Hell, and keep us away from your failed Odd Minister Skerrit and our Dominica that this corrupted Labour Government has failed us and our economy and they must go. We need trusted, decent leadership, Not…

  18. Ibo France
    May 21, 2020

    Skerrit and his unethical, soulless apostles (Cabinet members & closest advisors) have accumulated massive wealth over the last twenty years. This is irrefutable. Keep this in mind: “Honesty is incompatible with amassing a large fortune.” A civil servant’s salary alone could not have made Skerrit and his cronies so filthy rich. Lest we forget. The misleader entered politics a virtual pauper. Now he can afford to build many palaces on hilltops. (The rich man lives on the top of the hill, the poor man down in the valley). Now I come to my point. Why would any sensible person donate their hard earned money to any fund where Skerrit or his unscrupulous disciples have control over? This is like putting the fox to guard the hen house. Keep the Aljazeera’s report in mind.

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  19. Goodweed
    May 21, 2020

    It’s a great time to raise the issue about taxation of Dominican citizens who reside overseas. You out there flying your flags all proud to be Dominican but never contribute to the development of Dominica. You give excuses that the Govt is corrupt why you refuse. But I strongly believe that every Dominican Citizen overseas should file annual income tax and pay up. You grew up in the country, you went to school for free, you enjoyed all Govt resources and now you overseas developing another and land. All good but pay up!!

    BTW we still are yet to legalize it SMH at poor leadership

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    • Dominican
      May 21, 2020

      May I point out to you that most Dominican citizens living overseas pay their taxes in the jurisdiction in which they reside. Because of this Dominica has reciprocal agreements with most countries to avoid double taxation giving those residents a choice in which jurisdiction they pay their tax.

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    • Bee
      May 21, 2020

      Rotten weed… who you think sending all the barrels down? Who has the barrel economy booming? Why do you think Cambioman has long lines? and I not talking about the Haitians sending morning home either. Nonsense you talking.
      Skerrit needs to put his hand in the same hole he did before when he was bringing people to Dominica to vote.

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      • BrodderickK
        May 22, 2020

        More they want, money, barrel… If it wasn’t for those that went abroad, they would have perished already or start to do their gardens, so they can grow. But KFC, patty shack, pizza, subway they want… And of course the newest Samsung…

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    • viewsexpressed
      May 22, 2020

      1. It’s a great time to raise the issue about taxation of Dominican citizens who reside overseas. You out there flying your flags all proud to be Dominican but never contribute to the development of Dominica. How do you know that. We have contributed to our Dominica? We have built houses, contributed to schools our villages. Please tell Blind bat what has Skerrit done that has made a difference to our poor people. He has killed the income of our farmers where our bananas sent to the UK paid them and brought revenue to families. But now its the corrupted deceitful passport scam we need an audit now, and many other matters of state.
      Response: This is the most nonsensical attempted thought I have read by this Goodweed.
      This is a serious matter of the failure of our Dominica under failed Skerrit, that is much bigger than you, me, and those blind “denial followers” of failed Skerrit.
      2. You give excuses that the Govt is corrupt, but we in there know that Skerrit has failed us. He…

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  20. A thief / money launderer
    May 21, 2020

    Something deep inside is telling me that some dirty money is either about to enter or, has has already entered but Skerrit, as good as he is in his art wants to find a legal route so he could tell me that it’s money from Dominicans residing in the.Diaspora

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  21. Just asking
    May 21, 2020

    Where’s the beef! I mean the so- called “housing option” the PM said has $1 billion that if it was added to the budget then this budget would be $2 billion? Hello… lesson here – you already elected, don’t squander money.

    Everyone except CBI people looking for a job and a way to pay their rent. Only if there was a way to be transparent with how much received by an independent group. But where’s the beef?

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  22. PayUp
    May 21, 2020

    Curvel Africa left Antigua after how many years and was voting in line with in Roseau North. Now girl, make a contribution.

    Gerald Burton, ALick Lawrence, Kondwani Williams, give generously!

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  23. May 21, 2020

    But isn’t it that same skerit guy that keeps bragging money is not a problem. Why are you all over the place with a calabash in hand begging like this?
    Have you asked Mia Mortley?

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  24. FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY
    May 20, 2020

    Tricks of the trade of a con artist is a swindler who exploits the confidence of his/her victim.

    Not so much of an ingenious way of circumventing CBI’s money laundering, as the international watchdogs will be watchful guardians, especially against illegal or unethical conduct. They’ll force gov’t officials to take responsibility of their actions that affect the public’s way of living.

    BE WARNED – no swindling of D/ca by means of deception or fraud or in a clever and surreptitious way is going to cut it… we won’t be watching this one play out with “LAZY” eyes but rather “X-RAY VISION“ eyes.

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  25. Tt
    May 20, 2020

    You first! As a Dominica living abroad I was appalled by how Maria aide was disbursed. You probably didnt even know your agents were doing that…. maybe. However as a Dominican by birth I will make a donation on principle.

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  26. Nkrumah Kwame
    May 20, 2020

    Honourable Prime minister Skerrit,
    Exactly how much money do you need to fight this pandemic?? :mrgreen: :twisted: 8-O :twisted:
    Today is three hundred days since you stated on Kairi FM that after you accounted for the 2.2 billion CBI dollars, the whole of Dominica, the region and the WORLD would make a mockery of Lennox Linton ( or words to that effect), you so brazen as to publicly ask for funds to fight Coronavirus??!!
    Well, I could give some funds but how I gonna know if it really spend on the virus ??!! Remember today marks the THREE HUNDREDTH day since you PROMISED to ACCOUNT.
    I will make my contribution to those who are in need MYSELF. And remember I will not stop reminding you till you conduct yourself in the manner befitting the position you currently hold.
    DNO, again I call on you and the other media houses to request that the PM does what he PROMISED. Why are you all not INTERESTED, in this issue as it seems??
    HOTEP!

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  27. mountain
    May 20, 2020

    Yes Sir, Leadership at it’s very best. The so called long time supporters, who been enjoying benefits from the government for the past 20 years to give back something in time of need. Give generously with name and address. Give and take.

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  28. MAGWA CA
    May 20, 2020

    under ur administration you allowed agriculture to die and let tourism try to take over. now that is gone you have nothing. you squandered governments money left right and center. you used treasury funds ( alleged) illegally for your last campaign. you have a massive new house in morne daniel. and one in viellecasse. but that one was up for sale. now u asking people to give you money. now is the time you should step down and walk up to stock-farm and confess all your crimes to a judge so they can lock u up one time. oh by the way all the apartments you have in Barbados renting to ROSS university students sell them and use that money to help the Dominica you have had an active hand in destroying

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  29. New citizenz
    May 20, 2020

    We are new citizens and we are happy to help .
    We dont forget the country trust us and give as to be new citizens.

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    • Markow
      May 21, 2020

      Good luck! Make sure the contribution is worth Skerrits while…!!

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      • A thief / money launderer
        May 21, 2020

        Seems to me that Skerrit and co are about to open a laundromat so their friends could a conduit to channel their dirty laundry to Dominica. I don’t believe that account is for Diasporas to donate money but rather, for international criminals with dirty laundry to find a way to send their dirty laundry to Dominica. I hope the US gets the name and amount of every single person that put their dirty close in Skerrit’s laundromat

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    • Toto
      May 23, 2020

      The country trust you? Didn’t you pay for your Dominican passport then? Trust me, is only your money Skerrit interested in. Look inside that passport that is the property of your new country and can be revoke at any time with no copesation.

  30. Alexis
    May 20, 2020

    Can’t we all see this is a ploy to deceive and launder some outside monies into the country. Monies that could not come in to the country through the banks legitimately, will come in through this fund under the guise of donations from citizens overseas. Haha this is laughable but this guy is good, he put things out there to see if we are smart enough to decipher it, and makes his move accordingly. Watch this fund get filled with millions of dollars and be earmarked for monies for economic recovery coming from legitimate donations from citizens. Too bad they cannot use West Indies Cricket Board account.

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    • Shaka zulu
      May 21, 2020

      I is clear that’s the underlying reason. Skerrit should call it the shake down plan. It is cunning and the whole deceptive modus operandi.

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  31. Junetoosoon
    May 20, 2020

    Where the crew that get all the free flights every election? All the artists brought down during elections? All the top DLP members that in every VIP it have in DA? I would look to them for donations.

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  32. We are all in the same boat
    May 20, 2020

    We are all deprnding on our Government to help us pay our rent, most of us have lost our jobs. Do you think you where the only one who got hit by covid_19? Man you looking for hands out for who,,,,?not for the poeple of Dominica, you’ll look for any which way to lay your hands on some more money. Now you using covid-19 man we all are in the same boat most poeple are living from Their savings now you want some from that too. I’ll send my family Their money straigh for them I sure won’t give it to you.

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    • Tt
      May 20, 2020

      Plausible. Covid has been an eye opener.

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    • A thief / money launderer
      May 21, 2020

      Just imagine a two man cricket team with Roosevelt Skerrit and Emmanuel Nanthan. It’s a powerful 2 man team that beating any world eleven.

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  33. May 20, 2020

    chip in!! allu not easy in that country eh boy…go get it from the coolout masters..you never thought it would rain did u..

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  34. L C Matthew
    May 20, 2020

    I bet the Roosvelt have the list of all the folks they send tickets. Just ask them for a refund. The CBI citizens already paid hundreds of thousands for passport as an investment. I would like to know how that investment working out for them seeing that you now asking them to send you money. What did you do with their passport money. Seems like the Jack A minister of finance does not k ow the meaning of an investment. I will send money after you answer the following: where is the University that is supposed to replace Ross since last October? Where is the balance of CBI funds? Where is the airport funds declared in parliament? Where was petro carib 200 million spent? Where dis the money to campaign come from? I need financial Audit from independent agency and all receipts. Once you can provide i will donate to whatever account gov set up.

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  35. Own Mind
    May 20, 2020

    This smells of an opportunity to launder hidden money into the country.
    He is trying to find some legitimate means of ushering Dominica’s money that was taken out and hidden peradventure they had lost the election.
    In that way no suspicion would be raised.
    BUT WE ARE WATCHING!!!!

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  36. AA
    May 20, 2020

    I would support my own if that is the case. Remember the whole world is affected and everyone has to look for themselves. The little I have I will share with my family but no way I am going to put my money anywhere Skerrit says.
    The only difference between Skerrit and Trump is the hair colour.

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  37. C'estMoi
    May 20, 2020

    I guess he was wearing his pink shoe to match the shirt and tie. But on examining his face…….is sure does not look relaxed, the PM looks like he get a good beating with that pink shoe just before he start that speech. Rose heating himself with a shoe now. If the PM can calculate well just ask for a 25%refund from every artist who came to campaign, 1000EC$ from everyone he brought down to vote and 20%from each charter. Once that is done a good hole blocking.

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  38. Looking
    May 20, 2020

    During elections money was flowing, things were good people were happy. I always lamented the fact that too much money was wasted on elections. Monies and assistance were never shared equitable among the populace. It has always been given to those who dress in red from head to toe and keep singing the supreme leader’s praises. The country is now broke like old clothes. We have to waiting on IMF, WB and CDB to see what we can collect to give the people a stimulus package. The DLP is richer than than the state of Dominica, Magway sa!. I had always warned, Erica was the first warning, then came Maria, now Covid-19. Why? Because we have insulted God, using religion and for our own selfish desires. We have turned our backs on where our help comes from,, instead we have put our trust in man! Politicians. All you think Covid-19 is bad? All you doh see nothing yet. To those politicians who don’t believe in God and keep fooling the people, you all better either repent or resign.

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  39. Jonathan Y St Jean
    May 20, 2020

    The chickens have come home to roost and it didn’t take long. Last year the spending for buying the last election, estimated at over $100 million dollars plus the $1 billion unaccounted for would look really good now in this time of dire need. Ants store away food when there is plenty just in case, that’s why even the Bible tells us to look to the ants. Unfortunately, the Skerritt government failed to heed the warning and spent like there was no tomorrow. The rest of the world has it’s own fiscal and economic issues to deal with so good luck Skerritt because you can’t put on a suit and go address the UN about this one. Sorry, but no cigar

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  40. Ibo France
    May 20, 2020

    The current state of the country’s finances is due to gross mismanagement; widespread corruption and inept leadership. This is a nocturnal regime that is mortally afraid of light (transparency). Even though the intended purpose of the new fund is a noble one, who will want to contribute to such a fund when Skerrit will handpick one of his spineless, yes men to be in charge. This sleazy administration has reduced this once proud and vibrant country to beggar status. Dominica can be likened to a global vagrant. We beg the IMF; the World Bank; the CDB; China; Russia and even cash strapped Venezuela. Now we are resorting to our people in the diaspora who, themselves, are catching hell. The missing billions
    from the CBI fund will have sufficed at this desperate time. Elections have consequences.

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  41. Zandoli
    May 20, 2020

    I was front and centre helping to get relief to Dominica after Tropical Storm Erica. After I saw how the aid was distributed to party supporters at the expense of everyone else, I decided to stay put after Hurricane Maria. I will do the same thing now. What I am doing now is directing my money to less fortunate loved ones in Dominica. I will play my part, but not through the hands of this government which cares first and foremost about their supporters.

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  42. MR DOMINICA
    May 20, 2020

    I see no problem with that statement especially those so called new citizens who do not know where Dominica is and have no intention to do so except to escape the laws of their homeland plus those who accepted free tickets to travel to Dominica one day ,vote and fly out the next morning with no thought of the those who need to visit the red clinic or forced to vote for a plywood house. then there are those so called agents who benefit from C B I these are people who should make contributions

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    • DAWayForward
      May 20, 2020

      @MR DOMINICA You need to get up to the world and educate yourself more. I agree with your words but u making yourself disgruntled. Everybody should chip in not just who you believe should. Tht is the problem with us.

      If I am a millionaire looking for dual citizenship either for business or otherwise why would i need to know how the place looking if it profits. “Mr.Dominica” rich people don’t think like us. Their brokers send them investment deals if the deal is good and include a citizenship cuz most of them will, they sign.

      This is the way of the rich Billionaires/Millionaires they don’t need to be in your country or even visit for them to make more money than you in your own place..lmaoo..is how the system setup..We that have to help ourselves cuz they con’t care about us.

      You in dream land if you think an investor with his passport care unless care can translate to dollars. while you have ideas of who should. Why Shouldnt U help Mr so called Dominica.

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      • Me
        May 22, 2020

        Would you help the devil?

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    • New citizenz
      May 20, 2020

      We are new citizens and we are happy to help .
      We dont forget the country trust us and give as the chance to be new citizens.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 22, 2020

      Power House if that’s you; let me say the criminals who bought; both diplomatic, and regular travel Dominica passports will not contribute anything to support the country.
      The sale of passports in St. Kitts is also corrupt; nevertheless, for one to buy a St. Kitts/Nevis Passport, it is mandatory they purchase (buy) land on the island; whether they build on it or not.
      Any foreigner, thieves or murderers who want to buy a Antigua passport; must travel to Antigua, and spend no less than five days on the island familiarizing themselves with the island.Roosevelt arrangement is that the criminals don’t need to even know the location of Dominica, never mind visiting
      Note: Roosevelt  said “Overseas Dominicans CBI Agents are ask to chip in. Agents are those who sells the passports, indeed they have all become millionaires , and billionaires off our country, I suppose they the ones he is begging for money. I advised you and others not to send one dime; time for Dominica to collapse under…

  43. No name no warrant
    May 20, 2020

    How much money would you have if every Dominican you gave a free flight to vote in the election just paid for their flight?

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    • Mano transfer agency
      May 20, 2020

      Mr PM as a Dominican residing in the US I really wish I could help my country because I have the money to help. However, the problem I had is I don’t know how to send the money down because all banks and western union blocking me because of their concerns re Dominica and money laundering. So I said I was going to use cricket west Indies as the conduit to transfer it to Dominica cricket for the government but next thing Emmanuel Nanthan is nolonger vice president of CWI and the man just got up one morning and resigned from Dominica cricket. So I guess you will have to come to the US to collect my donation or tell me if your friend Nanthan has a new transfer agency so I could use it

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  44. Stephen Nicholas
    May 20, 2020

    I guess he is referring to also of the guys he chartered flights for to come in to vote in the last election. Those in North America who received their stimulus checks and are receiving unemployment benefits should help their fellow brothers and sisters back home.
    Where are all the CBI funds?

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    • May 20, 2020

      Roosevelt you are really sick.
      Between you and Donald Trump I wonder who needs a psychiatrist more urgently.

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    • Alibaba & the forty thieves
      May 20, 2020

      So you mean to tell me that Alibaba is down to begging? Really Alibaba? And the worse part is, you begging those that helped you steal our money and steal the election? Awa from now on I will change your name to Bartimaeus the begger. Mark 10:46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging.

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  45. Batibou River
    May 20, 2020

    Skerrit, I’ll come straight to the point. YOU or your government, your agents, your party friends would not get a cent from me because I know even that little cent would not arrive where it is needed. I’m sure you won’t mind if I make my own arrangements. If you had not squandered the CBI funds there would be plenty for everybody in need in Dominica. Roosevelt, YOU can’t fool me. I can read you and the other cabal members like an open book!!
    Word of advice, go begging to your friends in Dubai, China, Cuba etc. or are they growing sick and tired of you.

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    • The Truth Be Told
      May 20, 2020

      Batibou River!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      I still await a positive statement!

      Batibou do not heed the message. You are only hurting you with your obsession of “Skerrit”. Behave! You need to address this innermost issue. Partner retreat and seek God’s face. Whosoever hurt you in the past release them and spread your wings. New life. New you! Forgive for vengeance belongs to the Lord. Spread your wings and use your true potential which is not hating (perhaps envy or jelousy), Retrospect!

      Best of luck. Forward you go Batibou.

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      • Batibou River
        May 21, 2020

        I leave the praying and bible bashing to you! But don’t forget, God doesn’t like hypocrites! Where does that leave you??

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