PM Skerrit: 180 Dominican graduates of Chinese universities now enjoying ‘solid careers’ at home

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that over 180 Dominicans have attained degrees from Chinese universities and hundreds of Dominicans have received short-term training through programs over the last 20 years. He made the announcement during a ceremony where 22 students pursuing studies at the Dominica State College (DSC) were presented with education grants of $2,700 from the Embassy of the Republic of China in Dominica.

“We have certainly seen China’s hand in the advancement of Dominica’s education sector and development of our human resource,” Prime Minister Skerrit said. “I wish to take this opportunity to thank the People’s Republic of China through you Ambassador [H.E Lin Xinjiang] for the access created for Dominicans to access higher education, and over 180 Dominicans have attained degrees from Chinese Universities and hundreds of short-term training programs over the last 20 years.”

According to him, many Dominican students have benefited from a competitive education in China and are now building solid careers and lives here in Dominica.

“The Dominica State College where students are afforded the highest quality education and the commitment to construct six additional schools in the coming months are all indications of China’s strong support for Dominica’s education sector,” he stated.

Furthermore, Skerrit stated that Dominica has recognized and held firm to the policy that there is One China and China has been a steadfast champion of his government’s efforts to develop Dominica’s economy and secure the well-being of its citizens.

“We are incredibly grateful for the partnership of the People’s Republic of China,” he said.

Skerrit continued, “China is no doubt a true friend of the people of Dominica and you all know, when you have a true friend, you must be grateful for that friendship and show and demonstrate your gratitude in tangible ways.”

He added, “You know your friends not when you are only in good times, but in difficult times and every difficulty or moment we’ve had China was one of the first countries to step forward to provide support to us in Dominica.”

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  1. BRridge
    November 30, 2023

    They all have solid careers like you, courtesy of the CBI money and unwavering daily worship of their CM.

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  2. Pradva
    November 16, 2023

    Skerrit, who might these 180 people with solid jobs be? Stop waffling, give us facts.

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  3. RastarMarn
    November 14, 2023

    Dere wi go again!!!

    As doh dere is no mention where those graduates were placed much less to find out if dey earning prevailing wages!!!

    So where is the Minister of education to come give dat report!!!

    How is Skerrit dat have to come tell us EVERYTING, is like mista constantly campaigning ,,,

    Soh what he have the various ministers for nuh!!!

    And in what NEP program he plan on placing does graduates cause there is no infrastructure for dem to go into,,,

    There is no Manufacturing sector, no textile sector no Tech Sector doh even mention Agricultural Sector, and tourism is already filled cause is three real hotels dat dere on island!!!

    Aright so DNO ask Mista For us next time he come talking @$$niss where is Dominica’s Gross Domestic Product coming from so dem students have some motivation to go study someting!!!

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  4. Bring back the kidnapped parrots
    November 11, 2023

    China is not helping Dominica just because they feel generous, yours truly Prime Minister will be unable to repay them when they go calling at the PM residence for repayment and BINGO Dominica will become a Chinese colony. China is giving all those people free college because they are going to use them in their Chinese government HQ in Roseau. Skerrit has sold Dominica to China.

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  5. Ibo France
    November 11, 2023

    Dominica has become just a mere satellite of the dictatorial Chinese regime. Xi Jinping is Roosevelt’s chaperon. In fact, it it is much deeper than that. The notorious Vladimir Putin and the ignominious Xi Jinping are Roosevelt’s idols.

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  6. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    November 11, 2023

    Roosevelt, you need to stop acting like a bloody moronic clown! You are ignorant, and whereas I think you are moronic I need to state the reason: you contend that 180 graduate Dominicans from Chinese universities are now in Dominica enjoying some sort of career; however, you have not identified not one by name, nor the business they are involved into.
    You are a confused confounded liar!
    What is a career?
    It can be anything!
    So, in order for an idiot like me to believe your lies; I need you to state how many return as engineers, and in what field of engineering: how many returned specialists in what field of medicine: how many returned and and are involved in R&D (Research and Development)?
    You see boy Roosevelt; it’s okay for you to spew rubbish to impress those brainwashed who believe your lies but Challenge to disclose just one prestigious career any of your returning students are involved.
    You can’t liar!
    Some you may have sitting somewhere paid doning nothing that’s a…

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  7. Smart
    November 10, 2023

    180/70,000….oh my….shame….this man trying to teach us psychology… brain is still dam good…praise God

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  8. Work
    November 10, 2023

    even him looking like a Chinese….good news sir….please put our local at home to work .. .create local employment like manufacturing…ok…

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  9. Bwa-Banday
    November 10, 2023

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ..Mr. PM some of these degrees are NOT worth the paper they are written on.

    Furthermore, those that are actually worth some credibility are frowned upon by employers resulting is pittances as salary. So, don’t come here beating your chest like Kingkong. Take for instance those with medical degrees (MD) are questionable simply because of the way the program is set up in china. They don’t get an MD per say but rather some kind of specialty from the get go which limits their ability to effectively work as general practitioners (MD). I hate to say it but, that’s part of the reason why we have so much death at our hospital. THEY ARE NOT QUALIFIED!!!

    Think of the “Coffee”(no first name) guy from Grand Bay district that died about two years ago after being seen more than 3 times in one by one of the Chinese trained doctors who assured him all was well. Have you settled that case yet?

    Give me my Cuban trained doctors every day!!

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    • me
      November 12, 2023

      That’s a moronic comment to say that some of those degrees are not worth the paper they are written on. That’s high class ignorance!
      We have medical people like that in most countries..

  10. JAH KAL
    November 10, 2023

    Thats the biggest liar in caribbean, Dominican’s you all have so much meat on that fool and he is still there spilling garbage and you all not doing nothing about it ,and want to question the leader of the opposition about Sean Douglas.
    Dominican’s you all forgetting the real issues and fighting with an independent person who selected her own senator, skerrit and his gang to think of, every week is a new BS in dominica and you all staying momo , do somthing to save the country for christ sake.

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  11. D/can to d bone
    November 10, 2023

    yes china is a friend of Dominica as you see it. you have not told us what you give in exchange for all thise goodies

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  12. Truth Be Told
    November 10, 2023

    Chi-chi son getting uglier by the hour nowadays! Every press briefing the man uglier, what happen to those handsome PM features? They disappear in the AM? Nasty business and an evil heart can do that to a man! :mrgreen: :lol:

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  13. Ibo France
    November 10, 2023

    Starboy (for all the wrong reasons) will always shower the Chinese with accolades. Roosevelt admires the Chinese so much that he will do a curtsy for Xi Jinping.

    DNO anything emanating from Roosevelt or any member of the ruling cabal, has to be verified before publishing. Let’s not forget that Roosevelt has a loose relationship with the truth. This man has inflicted many moral and ethical injuries to Dominicans.

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  14. Didymus
    November 10, 2023

    Waite until they (china) come knocking on Dominica’s door like it has been doing in other African countries for unpaid loans. There is always an interest in China’s decision to help countries. The trouble is that you will be okay because you and your family are really the ones benefitting financially from china and the populace do not know one thing about your dealings with china. “why is china having countries kept deals between them silent, but is written in hard copy signed documents? I am in America watching the tension between America and China and all the countries you Skerrit is associated with giving Dominica citizenship. Dominica could be in the center of that fight. ONE CHINA

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  15. Lawyer
    November 10, 2023

    To start of with, I am absolutely convinced that this figure of ‘over 180’ is just another lie. As far as enjoying solid careers is concerned, what might these careers be?
    As far as your comment is concerned: ‘China is no doubt a true friend of the people of Dominica, let me tell you one thing, they are good friend to YOU but not the people of Dominica and most certainly they are no good friends of mine. Sir, you have forfeited the right to speak for Dominicans. Just for this impertinence of yours, you ought to be sacked on the spot. You are the most pretentious individual I’ve ever come across. Account for the CBI money!

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    • Robin
      November 14, 2023

      Of course it is, a PM that relies on nothing but rhetoric and propaganda, needs to be liar. It’s the nature of the beast.

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