PM Skerrit calls for removal of blockade against Cuba

PM Skerrit (2nd from right) socializing with the departing Cubans at Wednesday night’s function

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is calling on the United States (US) government to remove the unjust blockade against Cuba.

He was speaking during a ceremony held at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Over 60 Cuban construction brigades were recognized at that ceremony.

They have been on island for the past 14 months to assist in the country’s recovery efforts post Hurricane Maria.

The United States currently imposes a commercial, economic, and financial embargo against Cuba. The United States first imposed an embargo on the sale of arms to Cuba on March 14, 1958, during the Fulgencio Batista regime.

“I will always stand in defense of the sovereignty of the Republic of Cuba,” Skerrit said. “Cuba has a right to self-determination and we will continue to call on the United States government to remove this unjust blockade against the Cuban people and the great people of the Cuban Revolution.”

He continued, “I will do so as a matter of principle and as it is said we can always negotiate words, but we must never negotiate principle.”

Skerrit said Dominica’s commitment to Cuba and its people, its independence and its sovereignty is unquestionable.

“This is why we have always opposed sanctions on countries, because sanctions only bring hardship to the ordinary men and women of countries,” he stated. “But not withstanding the sanctions on the Cuban people, see what they have done to humanity, see the contributions they have made to the world.”

Furthermore, he said the Cubans who have been assisting Dominica for the past 14 months have been exceptional ambassadors of the Cuban Revolution and the Cuban government.

“You have touched the lives of many ordinary citizens in Dominica, who, without you, would have had a difficulty in getting a roof back over their heads in quick time,” Skerrit said.

Meantime, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Chandler Hyacinth said the Cubans have made their mark.

“You have made your mark, 185 homes rebuilt,” she said.”The 14 rooms at the Dominica State College (DSC) that they re-covered and the primary schools that they reconstructed, in particular the Colihaut Primary School and now the Salisbury Primary School and you also did some work at the Dublanc Pre-School.”

She thanked the Cuban team immensely for their contribution to the country’s resilience building efforts.

“In particular, we admire and we give praises to you for the quality of work that you have delivered, the dedication and commitment that you have shown towards the efforts. We have learnt from your commitment and dedication to task,” Hyacinth stated.

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50 Comments

  1. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    September 9, 2019

    PM Skerrit minister of finance needs to remove his blockade of the investigation of all the missing Dominican peoples money, he needs to show the real books not cooked books and explain what he did with millions of US dollars of missing Dominica treasury money.

  2. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    September 8, 2019

    Instead of being concerned about Cuba yours truly the PM needs to explain to the Dominican people what he did with all the missing money from the treasury especially the missing millions from his CBI fraud program. Millions of US dollars is missing, where de money go? His bogus concern with Cuba is a distraction from the missing Dominican peoples money.

  3. viewsexpressed
    September 8, 2019

    “PM Skerrit calls for removal of blockade against Cuba” Skerrit is a big Joker.
    Skerrit, go clean up your back yard first in your country before you focus on others who are well taken care of. Skerrit, We have in Dominica, going on now for over 19 years a Blockade of good governance, poor government, an obvious, well known, corrupted failed immature government and immature Prime (Odd Minister)/ That is where our focus is and after 19 years failed Skerrit, we have had enough and we need yo to go, go away, get lost, Get going and take your failed 19 ministers with you. These failed ministers have really crippled our Dominica, they are scared of Skerrit. Too much bobol, corruption, devious behaviours on going in our nature island. The Bin and Fertilizer Bobol, the abusive nature reducing our poor parents and families to one of begging and assemble at Financial Centre with hands our for cash. Very insulting, abusive and insulting on our parents que up at the Financial-Centre for cash…

  4. teacher
    September 7, 2019

    Please remove the blockade of Dominica’s $1.2 billion dollars first.

  5. Man bite dogs
    September 7, 2019

    Pm Skerrit, is entitled to his opinion and i agreed with him the British has been saying the same thing for over 15 years now this is ridiculous what uncle Sam is going on with in 2019. Waiting to hear what those so-called workers nut crackers have to say with their usual silly comments.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      September 9, 2019

      Man bite Dog, please tell us what is the definition of a blockade, and how does it works!
      Man bite Dog, no intelligent person in Europe; or England; Britain or any place on the planet would spend fifteen (15) years calling for the removal of a blockade which does not exist!

      That is in the mind of Roosevelt Skerrit: An an ignorant man farting garbage and lies from his mouth to impress his illiterate supports.

      Cuba is doing fine, Americans and  Canadians are investing in Cuba; and Joe Linton don’t ask me to “tell us” which Canadian company doing business in Cuba, you will not like the result.

      Roosevelt is farting from his mouth talking about Cuba, which is much better
      off than Dominica.

      At least communism still exist in Cuba, but the Cubans are not allowing their country to be sold to criminals, vagabonds thieves and scamps.

      They do not sell their communist passports to anyone; their economy is not based on the sale of passports!

  6. Jesus is love
    September 7, 2019

    Dominican parents find it difficult if not struggle to express love and appreciation to their children on every front as a measure of good parenting.
    Nevertheless, they will openly call the radio programme or even go to political rallies where they express their love to their party.
    I say Dominican don’t love the leaders instead love what they can get out of those persons. very hypocritical and this is why as a Dominican I find it difficult to trust one of my very own.

  7. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    September 6, 2019

    Read this Joe Linton:

    13,714 views Feb 16, 2016, 04:11pm
    The Unlikely Entrepreneurs Behind Cuba’s First U.S. Factory Since The Revolution Susan Adams Forbes Staff Forbes Trep Talks Contributor Group Entrepreneurs Horace Clemmons and Saul Berenthal, both 72-year-old retired software engineers, are slated to become the first Americans since 1959 to set up a manufacturing plant in Cuba.
    Their plan: produce small, easily maintained tractors for use by family farmers. Under new regulations issued by the Obama administration, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control gave the Paint Rock, AL-based partners the go-ahead last week.
    Once they get final approval from the Cubans, they anticipate that in early 2017, they’ll start building a factory in a special economic zone set up by the Cuban government in the port city of Mariel.
    In this condensed and edited interview, Berenthal describes his transition from software entrepreneur to Cuban manufacturing pioneer.

  8. J.John-Charles
    September 6, 2019

    Mr.P.M.you are satisfied that you have improved the lives of the Dominican people,that’s why you are asking for an other term.So if the dictator have done the same with the Cuban people.Why don’t you call for removal of blockade against the Cubans, placed there by your friend Castro? If the Castro brothers have done so much good and the Cubans are satisfied with their performance.Please give them the liberty to vote you in as their president.
    Mr Skerrit what about this one?

  9. %
    September 6, 2019

    Skerrit is out of his depths in those areas. He sold out the DLP struggle and is looking for attention.
    Wicked leader!!
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is the money?

  10. Standing for my country
    September 6, 2019

    I am standing in defense of the sovereignty of the Commonwealth of Dominica.
    Mr. Skerrit, what are you doing with our CBI money? You pretend as though it was only CBI that helped Dominica recover after Hurricane Maria. All of us know that our people in the diaspora, regional governments and international aid agencies also played a pivotal role in our recovery. You are not mentioning them.
    Yes, CBI contributed greatly, but there is a significant amount of CBI funds that was not used for post Erica/ Maria recovery that you, as Minister of Finance have not accounted for. It is either you account for our money or you resign. Your choice.

  11. Ramses Morales
    September 6, 2019

    I totally agree that the blockage should be removed from Cuba but Cuba should come in an agreement with the USA so that new policies can be put into place. As a Cuban living now outside of Cuba, it makes me happy to see other countries petitioning for new policies be put in place, it means a lot. Thank you and as a Cuban and more importantly as a Christian there is nothing greater than serving others and that’s what God call us to do. I would like to say on behalf of all Cubans that you’re welcome for us working hard to recover your country from such catastrophe and thank you for giving us the opportunity to come over.

    • Dinki
      September 7, 2019

      Antigua and Barbuda here Cuba shouldn’t have to come to no terms with no other country..every island in the Caribbean we share the same culture and we are the same people SO no other country can tell us not to sell,yrade,or do business with each other all so Africa THEY SAY HOW CAN ONE BLACK MAN HAVE SO MUCH POWER REFER TO MARTIN LUTHER KING JR NOW HOW CAN ONE COUNTRY HAVE SOO MUCH POWER TO POKE SO MUCH ORDER ON TO OTHER..WE AS BLACK PEOPLE ARE TOO Coward we are quick to do bad things to our own black people but coward towards all other RACE

  12. jamie
    September 6, 2019

    Thanks to the Cubans,SKERRIT YOU REALLY THINK AMERICA WILL LISTEN TOO YOU.I WISH THE EMBARGO WOULD BE LIFTED,BUT SKERRIT FIX YOUR BACKYARD FIRST.

  13. viewsexpressed
    September 6, 2019

    “PM Skerrit calls for removal of blockade against Cuba” lol..lol…lol…
    Skerrit, please go clean your dirty corrupted backyard at home first before yo get at others to do such. You have not presented yourself as this champion of good governance to now lecture to others. Our wasted monies, bobol and other matters of state has affected us severely. Your supporters are so blind and in denial that they only say this nonsense “I love my PM wi”, as the poverty, suffering and lack of jobs for our people who wake up each day crying how are they going to feed their children and families and to ensure that their education at school is not interrupted due to lack of finance and other matters. Children go thru school not knowing the suffering and sacrifice their parents make daily to ensure they attend school everyday. I respect, praise these committed parents, unlike you Skerrit, who has reduced our people, parents and families to poverty & beggars. This is wrong and insulting. Skerrit…

  14. Arnaldo
    September 6, 2019

    Cuba uses the foreign policy to gain support, being not genuine but business. All services are paid, nothing is for free. The main industry are the doctors that have to give the 75% of their salary to the dictator. Those who talk like that never experienced what is like living misserable with fear in a totalitarian regime. A regime that destroyed not only the infrastructure, but the culture, the private property, the rights of their population, causing massive immigration, separating families, causing pain and all for what? The education is a dissaster the health too, you don’t watch videos of YouTube please we are in the time of Internet, probably you should learn Spanish and study more before repeating what the Cuban government I’d telling you. They make a controlled visit for you, obviously to their specific places, while the country is falling appart.
    By the way who you think is in control of Venezuela? The Castro’s family and their agents. Look at the dissaster.

  15. Arnaldo
    September 6, 2019

    You don’t know nothing about the Cuban comunist dictatorship that whispers the ears of many other Eastern Caribbean islands doing it’s matastasis. You don’t know the Cuban history, and the ways the Castro family took Cuba as their own private property while blaming on USA for their poor management as consequence of an Stalinist method and using the Communist ideology. The blockade against the Cuban population is internal and you don’t know it. I’m Cuban and don’t come to me with that. I want USA government to impose restrictions on the Cuban dictatorship that steal all from it’s people. You don’t realize that the formula didn’t work?

  16. Arnaldo
    September 6, 2019

    You don’t know nothing about the Cuban comunist dictatorship that whispers the ears of many other Eastern Caribbean islands doing it’s matastasis. You don’t know the Cuban history, and the ways the Castro family took Cuba as their own private property while blaming on USA for their poor management as consequence of an Stalinist method and using the Communist ideology. The blockade against the Cuban population is internal and you don’t know it. I’m Cuban and don’t come to me with that. I want USA government to impose restrictions on the Cuban dictatorship that steal all from it’s people. You don’t realize that the formula didn’t work? Not even in the country that created it. Castro’s are assassin’s like Che Guevara was. All history was manipulated by them, they destroyed Cuba from day 1. Fidel was a big liar but a smarty one. Cubans can’t take that nonsense anymore, fear is a dayly thing in our lives, need and misserable life unlike those relatives to Castro and closest…

  17. Arnaldo
    September 6, 2019

    You don’t know nothing about the Cuban dictatorship that whispers the ears of many other Eastern Caribbean islands. You don’t know the Cuban history, and the ways the Castro family took Cuba as their own private property while blaming on USA for their poor management as consequence of an Stalinist method and using the Communist ideology. The blockade against the Cuban population is internal and you don’t know it. Comunism is whispering your ears and you are la repeater of that cancer that is the real responsible. I’m Cuban and don’t come to me with that nonsense. I want USA to impose restrictions on the Cuban dictatorship that steal all from people like a cancer and it is doing it’s metastasis in the Caribbean.

  18. Arnaldo
    September 6, 2019

    You don’t know nothing about the Cuban dictatorship that whispers the ears of many other Eastern Caribbean islands. You don’t know the Cuban history, and the ways the Castro family took Cuba as their own private property while blaming on USA for their poor management as consequence of an Stalinist method and using the Communist ideology. The blockade against the Cuban population is internal and you don’t know it. Comunism is whispering your ears and you are la repeater of that cancer that is the real responsible. I’m Cuban and don’t come to me with that nonsense. I want USA to impose restrictions on the Cuban dictatorship that steal all from people like a cancer and it is doing it’s metastasis in the Caribbean.

  19. RandyX
    September 6, 2019

    We call for Skerrit to account for the CBI money and PetroCaribe money. Never mind removal of blockade of Cuba. Cuba is none of your business but accounting for our money is!

  20. kubulol
    September 6, 2019

    May I recall that there is no blockade against Cuba ;
    There is only an embargo with the US ; and that is completely different.
    Cuba can freely trade with any other country in the world.
    But a dictatorship cannot expect to be able to trade with democracies without being sanctionned sometimes.

    • Toto
      September 6, 2019

      Yes, even U.S. exporting food big time there garçon.

  21. Kalinago Justice
    September 5, 2019

    :?: Donkey has no place in 🐎 horse race! Countries which does not want to suffer the consequences of embargo from the most powerful countries, need to respect the fundamental human rights of it’s citizen and the free world by extension! You that one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake will always support dictatorial regime, cause this is where you see yourself! While you’re pretending to ask for sovereign States to be respected, you’re disrespecting the constitution of the sovereign State of Waitukubuli. By the way, where’s the unaccounted $1.2 billion :?:

  22. Garvey
    September 5, 2019

    You support another man sovereignty but here you are selling mines and thousand other Dominica with no regard to how we feel for billions that we do not see the benefit. ( JUDAS).That sound quite hypocritical.

  23. Reynaldo de Jesus
    September 5, 2019

    Prime minister with due respect: Have you realized that close to 3 million people have asked for asylum all over the world. Cuba for more than 60 years has endured the WORST VIOLATORS OF HUMAN RIGHTS the Cuban Communist Party under the leadership of the Castro dinasty. That brigade should be helping their brothers and sister back in the homeland rebuilding Havana which the cuty is fallung apart. How much dis your goverment pay the Cuban dictarorship forthat Cuban brigade? Ask those poor Cuban workers how much they receive as a salary from the Cuban Communist goverment? Also how much does the Cuban government keep. Isn’t that SLAVE LABOR?

  24. Ahab & Jezebel
    September 5, 2019

    PM, here is a portion of scripture you and those around you should focus on because when I read this passage I you, my PM: 12 Then a letter came to him from the prophet Elijah. It read, “This is what the Lord God of your ancestor David says: You haven’t followed the ways of your father Jehoshaphat or the ways of King Asa of Judah. 13 Instead, you have followed the ways of the kings of Israel. You, like Ahab’s family, have caused Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to chase after foreign gods as if they were prostitutes. You have killed your brothers, your father’s family. Your brothers were better than you. 14 The Lord will strike a great blow to your people, your sons, your wives, and all your property because you did this. 15 You will suffer from a chronic intestinal disease until your intestines come out.” 2 chronicles 21:12-15.

  25. Thye Mad Man
    September 5, 2019

    Oh My Lord hear Dominica’s PM talking his usual …. and attacking the US at a time when the world is mourning with Bahamas and, the Bahamian PM is telling the world that had it not been for the United States that jumped in from day one, the death too would be above the 30 we hearing of. You know what this evil, coward man is really turning me off and I believe with all my heart that had the US allowed to help Dominica during Erika and Maria less people would have died and Dominica would be far better off as far as our present and future are concerned. We just need to get rid of that EVIL man because if we don’t we will not be speared.
    I know I wasting my time posting on DNO becxause they not moderating but I just have to let it out

  26. Climate Change
    September 5, 2019

    Whenever I hear this Roosevelt Skerrit on any given subject the first thing that comes to mind is this passage of scripture in Genesis 3:1. Let’s read it from three different translations:

    1. “The snake was sneakier than any of the other wild animals that the Lord God had made” Contemporary English Version

    2. “The snake was the most clever of all the wild animals that the Lord God had made.” Easy to Read Version

    3. “Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the wild animals that the Lord God had made.” Christian Standard Bible

    After Maria when Skerrit went to the UN you remember what were his first words? Well here are his first words there: “The garden of Eden is destroyed”. PM you know why the garden of Eden was destroyed? Well is because of the scripture above when Satan entered the garden.

    I hope that same serpent that caused Erika and Maria did not destroy Dominica

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      September 6, 2019

      Here is the King James version:
      Genesis 3:1 “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made.

      And he said unto the Woman. Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

      Roosevelt comprehension of the English language is so poor it’s pitiful.

      Just prior to Obama leaving office, that clown got on a podium in Cuba and screamed like rat “Obama must move embargo on Cuba .”

      Now that was part of Obama’s agenda, while the Roosevelt was running his mouth; Obama had already conditionally lift the embargo.

      The clown went to Dominica, and said “Obama should lift the embargo before he demit office!” 

      Now the word “demit” simple means to withdraw, or remove one self from a list of contenders vying for a position, or  resigning a position.

      Interestingly Obama was in his last term in office with less than one year to go!

      That’s not how one demit.

  27. Hide and Seek
    September 5, 2019

    If PM was serious about his call to the US to remove the unjust blockade against Cuba he would go to the UN . When he wanted the world to hear him after Maria, he went to the UN. When Venezuela wanted the world to know they cancelled our debt of over $ USD One hundred Million dollars, they went to the UN. So why you want to hide behind Windsor Park? Sacwe pocweet!
    That call was nothing more than a diversion tactic. As a country we are involved in three major category 6 controversies dealing with and all three are pointing fingers at the office of the Finance Minister, especially the Minister himself. So to keep people in the dark about what is happening, PM spoke his usual nonsense. But Dominicans would much rather hear PM address these 3 category 6 storms:
    1. Where is our $1.2 billion dollars that missing?
    2. Why did Dominica sell a passport to Brenda Smith, who was jailed in NJ last weekend?
    3. Why is Paola Zampolli asking 5% or over US 20 million from sale of our passports?

  28. Dominican
    September 5, 2019

    Of course Cuba has a right to self determination and nobody is denying that, not even the U.S. mr. Skerrit. But it is a hypocritical for you to deny the same for the people of the Western Sahara, which is supporter by Cuba. The same applies to Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) and Kosovo, who’s claims you have not been supporting in the U.N. either. On the question of the U.S. trade embargo I agree this should be lifted but in return I would like to see a true democracy in the country instead of a one-party state, where people have no choice.

    • Toto
      September 8, 2019

      Boy, remember Skrit coming home with his tail between his legs when he try to attend a meeting in Cuba and they sent him back with a flea in his ear. He was not welcome because they well vex with him for supporting the king of Morocco against the polisario people wanting their independence in Wester Sahara. Yes Sir, that is PM, the wisest man in all the Caribbean.

  29. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    September 5, 2019

    Roosevelt will always, and forever be the joke of the universe; the disgusting thing about this man is he makes us all look ignorant like him!
    The government of the U.S has not imposed a blockage on Cuba, or any island in the Caribbean since 1962, there is no blockage on Cuba!
    In 1962 the late President John F. Kennedy imposed a U.S. Naval blockage of Cuba after U.S. spy aircraft’s found the former Soviet Union missile sites on the communist ruled island of Cuba.
    In a televised speech , Kennedy said “the medium-ranged nuclear weapons arrayed at nearly complete bases were capable of striking major American cities including Washington.”
    Roosevelt don’t know the difference of an embargo from a blockage! 
    An embargo is an official ban on trade or other commercial activity with a particular country!
     Even at that more American tourist travels to Cuba, than what goes to Dominica, there is an American company in Cuba manufacturing heavy farm equipment  such a farm tractors…

    • Joe Linton
      September 6, 2019

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      Give us the name of the ” American company in Cuba manufacturing heavy farm equipment such a farm tractors…”

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        September 6, 2019

        Joe, I cursed you off many times before, I don’t even know what took you so long to notice my existence.

        If you are truly a Linton as I am, I am angry with you for not standing behind Lennox; rather you chose that evil dictator Roosevelt.

         So, check this out Joe.

         The Unlikely Entrepreneurs Behind Cuba’s First U.S …https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestreptalks/2016/02/16/the-unlikely-entrepreneurs…Feb 16, 2016 ·

        The Unlikely Entrepreneurs Behind Cuba’s First U.S. Factory Since The Revolution … How did you know the first thing about farm equipment?

        … Where did you get the names for your company, Cleber …Author: Susan Adams

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        September 6, 2019

        Since I captured your attention, and I suspect your imagination; in any event this kid is also a Linton, my grandmother, my father mother is  Lennox Linton biological aunt.

        So, unless you are a fraudulent fake Linton; you had better get on the UWP team and fight for your country.

        It is my firm belief Lennox will serve our people and country in a more positive and satisfactory way than that Ali Baba the triple doctor Roosevelt Skerrit.
        Can you imagine, the man is now called Dr. Punjab/Dusquesne HiFU!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaahh!

        I gave him all those names, as a matter of fact here is his fullname:

        That Dominica Mountain Chicken Carpaud (crapo)  Mentality Sir Knight Me Almost Nearly Cousin doctor Punjab Dusquesne Ali Baba Dr. HIFU Indian doctor of nothing that damn ….. (TF) Roosevelt Skerrit!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

        The doted name DNO will not print it, I can only use it in a another forum eh!

        I here he love his name eh!

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        September 6, 2019

        I don’t now why the link did not find the page: I however submitted an extract from it post it; hopefully at the top of the page.

        However, the following are the names of the two American involved.

        There is a Cuban who is involved in the venture also.

         “Horace Clemmons and Saul Berenthal, both 72-year-old retired software engineers, are slated to become the first Americans since 1959 to set up a manufacturing plant in Cuba.”

        That is common public information dating back to 2016!

      • Malatete
        September 7, 2019

        The U.S. company in question is well known John Deere, who signed a deal in Cuba to supply tractors and other farming equipment there in Nov. of 2017 with the approval of the U.S. authorities.

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          September 8, 2019

          If we are not careful, somebody will say that fool Francisco lie eh!
          Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

          Roosevelt can stay in Dominica, and talk crap about United States must lift blockage from Cuba until he set one foot in his grave, nobody is listening or hearing what the clown is babbling about, because there is no blockage on Cuba.

          He is simply fating from his mouth trying to distract people from the mess he has going on in Dominica; the Cubans are doing well, and does not need Roosevelt comical rhetoric to bring any notice to Cuba.

          He is trying to distract from the missing $1,200,000,000.00 dollars.

          Notice that forefingers are getting rich off our poor country, they even taking each other to court in America for money they earn from Roosevelt corrupted sale of passport, and hotel.

           One way or the other Roosevelt will have to account to the nation, his destiny is Stock Farm, that sucker must go to jail!

  30. KID ON THE BLOCK
    September 5, 2019

    Yesss! Ian, Leur es bon de es don!

  31. aceejay
    September 5, 2019

    So Skerro was attending a sewo and………… he sending message to the USA? That’s how things work nowadays nuh? Man, write a letter to Trump. Rather, attend a meeting with Trump and table your requests. This cowardly act of ………………………….. sending message for Trump is totally useless.

  32. KID ON THE BLOCK
    September 5, 2019

    Yessss! Ian, leur es bon , de es bon! :-D :-P

  33. Skerrit must Go
    September 5, 2019

    So Mr. Skerrit, you “will always stand in defense of the sovereignty of the Republic of Cuba” eh?
    What about us? Y nosotros? Why don’t you always stand in defense of the sovereignty of the Commonwealth of Dominica? Our passport selling and everybody broke except for you and your chosen people? This Prime Minister is a failure, Este Primer Ministro es un fracaso.

  34. Maybe
    September 5, 2019

    Skerrit come and remove it you cant even take care all a little island all you do is give hand out and not creating jobs so clean your back yard before your try to come in front of the bull

  35. Am serious
    September 5, 2019

    Skerrit. Donde esta el dinero? Where de money?

  36. OpenMind
    September 5, 2019

    Quite often, on matters relating to Cuba, Dominica stands alone.
    Whatever your political shade, we must always be brave and courageous on calling out injustice, wickedness and subjugation where ever and unto whom ever it befalls.
    You may not like the PM or what he and his party stand for, but on the subject of Cuba, he’s been consistently right.
    If you disagree, then please provide the justification and rationale for a country being punished in such away simply because they wish to govern themselves how they see fit.

    • Joseph John
      September 6, 2019

      This policy of USA government is based on USA ideology and the Monroe Doctrine. Before Obama there was strict embargo to the extent that gunboats patrolled the waters around Cuba for enforcement. There was even an attempted invasion of Cuba (Bay of Pigs).
      Trumped has reversed all initiatives that Obama put in place to normalize relations with Cuba.
      Skerrit position is not a one person opinion. It is a international position based on national sovereign rights as outlined in the UN Charter.
      The USA has veto powers in the Security Council of the UN to promote its rogue regime attributes to protect its interests. This interest is the pursuit of wealth by corporate lobby entities under the guise of democratic policies.
      Recently they wanted Venezuela oil wealth, now the are trying to purchase Greenland for its resources, like they did for Alaska, Louisiana and Texas.
      Skerrit’s policy is articulated in the international arena. It is not a Skerrit thing.

      • Joseph John
        September 7, 2019

        In reference to Venezuela’s oil wealth being targeted by US interest, one must pay attention to the situation in Trinidad. Texaco controls 85% of Trinidad’s oil wealth and 100% of profit is repatriated back to the USA ; and Trinidad cannot do anything about it.

      • Joseph John
        September 7, 2019

        One more thing….what is USA doing in Afghanistan for almost 19 years ? Its profitable to make war.
        Why not have strict gun control laws ? Control would reduce the money to be made. Its profitable to make war on your own people.
        Is money making gun rights more important the right to life .
        The same greed for money is the stimulus driving the uwp activist to demonstrations on a fake issue to gain political points.

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