PM Skerrit hints at other opportunities to match Ross

Skerrit said his government has some ideas for the north which will be shared at the appropriate time

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has hinted that his government has already engaged in other opportunities that could match the contribution that Ross University made to the economy of Dominica.

The prime minister was at the time announcing the news of the university’s departure from Dominica just hours before Adtalem Global Education Inc, the owner of Ross, told Barbadians that their country would be the school’s new home.

“I am satisfied that the government has already engaged in other opportunities that could in the end, the medium to long-term almost match the contribution that Ross made to the economy of Dominica over the last 40 years,” the prime minister said as he tried to soften the impact of the major economic blow that the loss of Ross had dealt the country.

“We have some ideas for the north and at the appropriate time we will share those ideas with our stakeholders, but I am concerned, but I have great hope for future prospects,” the prime minister stated.

Skerrit told those who were directly affected that the world has not ended, “it’s far from that.”

“There will be other opportunities and we will meet with you very soon,” he promised.

He admitted that this is not the news that the country would like to hear about the closure of Ross University, “but that’s life, we have to move on.”

Skerrit wished Ross University continued success and said that his government is looking forward to continue working with them on a number of fronts.

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110 Comments

  1. Roland Alan Mitchell
    August 10, 2018

    Mr Skerrit, for once in your life you look beaten. The picture posted of you above, shows a broken and demoralised man. Maybe it is correct. the quality of earnings from Ross University cannot be easily replaced. These earnings were multiplied many times within our local economy. Barbados will multiply this $100million about 10 times, making a 10% increase in their economy if not more. You have preferred to trus barbadian engineers and advisors instead of your own people. We have many MBA’s sitting idle in Dominica who can advise you better. just call them and they will help you. If you are short of advice just E-mail me, and I will help you.(0044 7944783408) or 0044 1634787337
    Stop thinking that we are all traitors.
    We are your friends and colleagues.

  2. KID ON THE BLOCK
    August 7, 2018

    The only failed party and government I know of is the UWP. They failed to make it 5 YEAR term in office.
    Every other party that made it to form the government on Domminica made it’s term and beyond but UWP failed miserable to reach it’s target of 5 years. The people discarded THEM then and forever.
    Those of you talking about failed government, talk about the UWP.

  3. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
    August 7, 2018

    “His government has already engaged in other opportunities that could match the contribution that Ross University made in Dominica.” English is a very funny language. These opportunities also could not, or may not, or will not match the former Ross University.

    • hmmmmmmmmmmmm
      August 7, 2018

      a labourite just told me skerrit will have a replacement just like ross by the end of august 2018

      • Neville
        August 7, 2018

        There we go! Worse, they will believe it.

      • Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
        August 8, 2018

        And I know that you do not believe him.

  4. Floating voter
    August 7, 2018

    Even if the man come down from power the next opposing team not going to do any better! from my perspective…. dislike if u want but is the truth … yall here saying who gone be better for a country that was down ever since before the man came …. no wonder persons migrating and yet where the country at? smh Funky Business

    • gotoo
      August 7, 2018

      What u know,voters like u that have country, not only the polititian

  5. Common sense not so common
    August 7, 2018

    Boi look a wicked man well eh.jah
    God giving you a long rope skerrit rope he giving you. Keep lying to the Dominican people you damn know Ross leaving since January about there you coming now like is all of a sudden they going. Have nothing lined up to replace them . The unemployed number climbing higher than it already high number. 30% of GDP GONE and you talking about silver lining. You really a wicked person. But bad mind will catch up with you.

  6. dee
    August 7, 2018

    And look there Barbados telling the world that Ross bringing them 100 Million to their island. so Mr Pm you think that your hard working people don’t need that revenue to live. I am beginning to feel that the PM wants to make us prisoners in our own country, no money no business for Dominicans, so we can not leave, but all these Chinese and any other nation who is willing to line his personnel governments pockets with cash are welcome it seems, with free shipping. I see many of my community loose their jobs and I see so many young people with potential not being able to work, so they turning to crime. I remember the days when Dominica was classed as one of the safest islands and remember tourist walking around Roseau at night safe. The only threat was ducre, shillingford or yellow asking for a few dollar. Now every one is so desperate no one is safe on the street in any community. They say Maria and Erica destroy our island, no it is Mr Roosevelt skerrit that has that responsibility

  7. Massacre
    August 6, 2018

    I would like to know what are Dominicans waiting for to get Skerrit and his incompetent and lazy ministers out of office!
    Are you guys waiting for him to cause the collapse of the National Bank? I mean enough is enough now.
    Among the problems with all these ministers is that none of them had ever sat in as opposition members in parliament before they won. So they do not have the concept of what the struggles are all about.
    Time to kick them out!
    I also would like DLP supporters to tell me what is Skerrit doing to gain their support today??

  8. Fran
    August 6, 2018

    You know what? I’m 40 years old, left Dominica as a teenager So I did my best to stay out of local politics since I wasn’t there or voted in a general election But, he needs to go. Yes Dominica has experienced some horrendous natural disasters for which they need to recover physically, and economically and this man and his government could not manage to hold on to the few businesses that would afford Dominica to recover economically, especially when they were willing to try? How sad. How long has he been prime minister? There need to be a cap like the U.S no more than 10 years. Dominica need someone with new vision and ideas.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      August 6, 2018

      In America a Mayer, Governor, and the President, can only serve two terms of four years each term. They can only serve in those political capacity’s for eight years; not ten!

      That is called term limit, the reason for that is no one can make the presidency an estate, and for other reasons too!

  9. August 6, 2018

    Wow it wasn’t too long ago I read that a local doctor was denied the opportunity to open a school of medicine on the island. Now Ross is not coming back, maybe he should be given that opportunity now in the location where Ross was.

    Give your own people an opportunity, and you won’t have to worry about them running away to other locations.

    • dee
      August 7, 2018

      nah buoy no opportunity for Dominicans, there be no money in it for de government pockets.

  10. May
    August 6, 2018

    Here he goes again pretending to be God. But the real God the God that I serve will deal with him in due time.

  11. August 6, 2018

    I’ts been said by some that a “Lair is a Thief” and i’m in not referring to or calling anyone names, however i’m puzzled by the governance style of the Punjab PhD and his constant lack of transparency when it comes to the administration of this country. Since this guy took over the Prime Ministership he has fed the nation with nothing more than Deception Lies and Propaganda. He does not hold the view that he is accountable to the people and that he is their Servant not their Master; and to add insult to injury his band of Intellectually dishonest supporters coupled with his cult like mouton batalie supporters who have now decided that what was wrong before is justified and acceptable today. But mark my words the Punjab PhD has long wanted the opportunity to build his China Town in the Portsmouth area and he has now found the perfect opportunity and excuse to do so; alas poor Erika ans Maria.

  12. RandyX
    August 6, 2018

    With Ross gone and 30% of Dominica’s GDP obliterated, the government must now be honest and forthright in the handling of the people’s affairs. As a country in crisis we insist that it is time that the Roosevelt Skerrit administration work to insure that all hands, wallets, relief supplies , hidden accounts both domestic and offshore accounts are placed on the family table.

    • Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
      August 8, 2018

      You have big dreams Randy. They will not come to pass. Skerrit is all about enriching himself.

  13. Dowad
    August 6, 2018

    The time has come to look beyond these nincompoops and move behead. They have proven to be nothing good. All these guys are concerned of is their personal well being and to heck with country.
    All this idiot has to do now is to call the election and be prepared to face prosecution for all the wealth they have stolen. Bunch of waste.

  14. A_DAMassive
    August 6, 2018

    I wrote that Mr. Skerrit was a shrewd politician, but apparently, also a selfish person. He wants the advent of a new school, which he probably had already negotiated long before Ross left Dominica, to be the hallmark of his, and the new Labour party’s legacy of bringing a new school. In so doing, Mr. Skerrit clearly desires, to not only go down in history, but also to place a significant obstacle in the path of UWP…. “Wat boy, de man brought a new school we boy. Mista is de best, I told you mista good”.

    Then Mr. Skerrit will be coming in on his white horse to save the day and end up looking like a hero. But in the meantime the stress on the building owners is simply political grandstanding and unacceptable. You cannot play politics with people’s lives and their livelihood in this manner just to make another party look bad, and to win elections and think this is cool. Bro, this is simply not cool, and absolutely crazy.

  15. Rat Race
    August 6, 2018

    De man just mashup de country wi

  16. Possie vibes
    August 6, 2018

    I think change of government is healthy. We need some fresh air and new ideas new mind. I believe when u have a government in power for to long that is creating a toxic society. We are the only country in so many years that haven’t made changes to it’s government. It only takes four years to give another party the opportunity to prove their worth. If not u get them out. I think every political party has ideas to and ways to contribute to Dominica. So let’s not make one Party to comfortably and suffee at the end my brothers and sisters. I thank u all and may God bless our beautiful island.

  17. August 6, 2018

    Ross University’s sudden departure could be a blessing in disguise. Stop being negative and backward all you Dominicans. Ask what can I do for my country and not what my country can do for me.

    • %
      August 6, 2018

      Ross Gone Skerrit Next
      At this time,the only thing that I can do for my country is to vote Skerrit and his corrupt cabal out .
      Where The Wicked Rule The People Mourn
      This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party

    • Common sense not so common
      August 7, 2018

      Ross departure is neither sudden nor a blessing losing 30% of a country’s GDP can never be a blessing.
      The only backwards sounding person here you my misinformed friend. This administration has truly brainwashed it’s followers if you really believe this is not a big deal. Ross was employing so many people in the north and created such a large number of ecconomical opportunities for Picard and environs.
      *Jobs lost which now increases the already high unemployed % of the population

      * All the housing built to accommodate these students that are now vacant. The mortgages still need to be paid

      * All the business which targeted these students and let’s be honest the students were the main consumers with locals an occasional or supplementary consumers.

      How are any of these blessings? My God start thinking my people instead of accepting all garage skerrit says to the Dominican people.

  18. Jonathan Y St Jean
    August 6, 2018

    Oh, Skerritt, you dummy. Why did we have to lose the 30% of the GDP and now you are talking of adding it back? This means we have not made any gains. If you wanted to add more to the economy then why subtract what you already have in hand? He who knows not, and knows not that he doesn’t know, is a fool.

  19. Tobby
    August 6, 2018

    People stop burst you all head with Skirrit and politics. Skirrit did not put his own self in there, is the majority of Dominicans and not one man. If you all think of this, I believe the pressure will not rise. Come next election that is where we will see again, where the majority of Dominicans heading. So chatting here and there to me aint make nosence at all.

  20. Sam
    August 6, 2018

    Skerrit is minister for finance what does tell you open your eyes people

  21. LaPlaine Observer
    August 6, 2018

    You and your administration is ideologically bankrupt for ideas after 18 years of being in power. It’s because of your incompetence and your puppets supine attitude towards your leadership style, we are on the brink of being the poorest Island in the western hemisphere.

  22. Sams
    August 6, 2018

    Lie lie lie skerrit please step down so Dominica can move forward once a lier will always be a lier what next for u to lie about Tonia sick of it

  23. August 6, 2018

    As far as I am concerned why didn’t the Prime minister look into other ideas even before this whole maria disaster? This just shows that these guys are just playing games. Why now, because if you were so concerned about ross university and their contribution. You have to understand a man that never owned a business, never worked in any financial institution, doesn’t have no form of education in the field of economics or business for that matter is the Finance minister of the country…….what other outcome would you expect. I understand that businesses change and things evolve but if they was doing their work on the ground level we would have better outcomes. I wonder why he doesn’t use the Dr. abbreviation anymore, because it’s all a sham……fake …..the other leaders are laughing away at this man…….what a waste………Dominicans wake up tan and stop living underneath a rock………this man is a CON ARTIST…..PEACE

  24. Dowad
    August 6, 2018

    Every time this idiot opens his mouth and spew his garbage Dominica sinks deeper and deeper into the abyss. Boy call the election and be prepared go face prosecution for all the crimes you and your
    t onton marcout committed against Dominica. Bunch of waste.

    • %
      August 6, 2018

      I call for his immediste resignation,and election within 90 days .He is an accomplished buffoon!!!
      Where The Wicked Rule The People MOURN
      This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party

  25. mine
    August 6, 2018

    Pm may God guide you and bless you with wisdom he will see you through. In life there are trials and tribulations which we have no control of. there are things we can change and things we cannot change but God will give the wisdom to tell the difference. They will blame you for everything being you are pm it’s ok, when its good thanks God now it’s bad thanks him remember the story of job don’t give up. There is a man above his name is Jesus. No weapon formed against won’t prosper any tongue that talk against your judgement shall cut off. God is testing our faith in Dominica but we are not getting the message. How can we survive in a country with hatred and wishing for bad things to happen to DA. Stop blaming others blame yourselves because you asked for it.

    • jamie
      August 6, 2018

      Please i guess you get the cbi monies or your a seller,Skerrit has drained Dominica and ask him how much he i worth now,Your one of the wicked ones,Dominica is being hit hard because he needs to go,do not call god name with this evil empire ruling Dominica,Skerrit is a manipulator and keeps making empty promise to the people,where are all the hotels he has promised?Give me a break.

    • Neville
      August 6, 2018

      Skerrit and Wisdom?? More like the lights are on but nobody is in!

    • %
      August 6, 2018

      You are an evil hypocrite.God will pour curses upon both you and Skerrit .Skerrit is the worst among the DLP gang, that’s why their work is cursed.
      What a wicked ruler!
      Where The Wicked Rule The People MOURN
      This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party

    • RandyX
      August 7, 2018

      You dare and come on here and spew your utter rubbish? How dare you? Your brain must be the size of a Californian walnut!

  26. WeNiceMan
    August 6, 2018

    Give it up Mr Prime Minister. It’s a wrap for you and party. FOUR(4) terms is more than enough for all your unfulfilled promises and failures. You got twice the average time democratic administrations get to keep power around the world; and thats the SUCCESSFUL ones. We’’re not that gullible.

    I am an INDEPENDENT voter(NOT Worker, NOT Labourite). Actually I am one who was once enarmored with the young vibrant charismatic Skerrit who bursted onto the scene in 2004. But I guess after 17 years, to steal from the Wendys commercial, I’m now left asking “wmhere”s the beef?”

  27. Ibo France
    August 6, 2018

    How anyone, with a modicum of commonsense, can support or even believe this man, is stupefying. Almost everything, in the country, is in a dilapidated state and crumpling, namely, roads and bridges, schools, hospital, health centres, police stations, numerous public buildings and many more too numerous to be mentioned. Still, this con artist, paints the most picturesque of pictures of the dilapidating country. All his lies and bogus promises are done with one intention, to hoodwink the unsuspecting gullible citizens, to win the next election. I fervently hope the electorate gives him and his servile disciples a shellacking.

  28. anonymous2
    August 6, 2018

    “The appropriate time.” When is that?

  29. Me
    August 6, 2018

    Don’t believe anything that joker says. While he and people milking the country, the rest getting poorer.

  30. JAH KAL
    August 6, 2018

    skerrit your facial expression tells us dominican u a real connnnn artiste we need a massive demonstration on the streets of roseau then u will know what it is. . SKERIT U AND YOUR GOONS MUST GO.

  31. Roy Williams
    August 6, 2018

    That is Roosevelt Skeritt’s general elections calypso for 2019. You can fool some of the people sometimes, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

  32. JAH KAL
    August 6, 2018

    skerit u and the guys who sit with u at that press conference they look lost woundering what hell is going on we need a massive demonstration on streets of roseau and send u a clear message u guys a bunch of.

  33. LifeandDeath
    August 5, 2018

    Sick, need a doctor…call Benji..btw can he stop ppl from lying too?..clearly our PM dont need the swine flu to be a sick [email protected]!!

  34. I Must Admit
    August 5, 2018

    As a laborite and friend of the PM I must admit and confess that I have lost all confidence in him and the DLP I have been supporting for the past 25 years. In this Ross Saga it is clear that we were deceived by the PM and other ministers because they knew very well that Ross was not coming back to DA. In fact since when they went to St. Kitts immediately after Maria a government minister whispered to me that Ross would not be coming back. But instead, they kept lying to us and caused many to spend their insurance money they could use elsewhere, to buy furniture as they prepared for Ross return. Here is PM in Dec. 2017 https://www.dominicavibes.dm/featured-237325/. It is clear he knew yet had us to take loans and prepare for Ross. Here is Ian in Feb 2018: http://sundominica.com/articles/ian-douglas-ross-will-be-back-4646/; https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/general/douglas-says-evidence-shows-ross-university-will-return-to-dominica/ and Deputy PM Reggie

  35. RossAlum
    August 5, 2018

    A government will never be able to save the citizens of Dominica. Everyone should take this as an opportunity to come up with new ideas for the area of PM/Picard. Skerrit has been discussing building new housing after Maria. There just happens to be a LOT of housing in Picard available right now. Maybe the government should just buy or lease what is available there instead of building brand new? Does the former site of Ross need to be a school? Why does a university need oceanfront property? It is near 4 resorts (secret bay, Mariott, Moroccan, Kempinski). That site could be used as a cultural center in a similar way they have luau’s in Hawaii. Visitors would buy tickets to have a dinner and a show, shopping. Change the cruise port to Portsmouth and that would be the place the tourists go to right after they disembark. Think of ways to MAKE the resorts succeed instead of wondering if they will. Just brainstorming. What are your ideas?

    • sus
      August 7, 2018

      very good ideas, maybe not all directly doable but I strongly believe that this is close to the way to go…but the houses/apartments were mostly built without any esthetics or planning in mind, just to house as many (young and less demanding) students as possible. I always have been asking myself what if….Ross will leave Portsmouth one day….everything was built and put in place because of their existence. To transform the houses for comfortable family living will cost a lot….and the entire place will be too big for the cruise tourists….What about all the monies that came in to help rebuild Dominica after Maria? Was there anything reserved for the case big businesses like Ross or Kubuli could leave? Was there a plan B in case this happened? It doesn’t look this way. A cultural center with small stores and boutiques, painted in bright Caribbean colors where unusual items would be sold, presentations about how local craft is being made, history of Dominica presentations…why…

  36. Tatiana Green
    August 5, 2018

    Well time will as election draws closer and wants it to be fresh in their minds. An election Technic. Why he can’t say it now

  37. CAP
    August 5, 2018

    boi look Dotishness….. Look koshoneeeeee…. Skerrit You should just resign honestly. No other Country in the WORLD that this foolishness can happen and you sit down there like all is well.. Shame on you. SHAME SHAME SHAME… I feel Sad for my country.

  38. Manyways
    August 5, 2018

    The United States invaded Iraq and the name if the invasion was shock and awe. Dominica is now under a shock and awe by the government.

    Psychology is in play by persons who are keen in the interest of the ruling DLP. Ross was the porn in order to allow the DLP checkmate.

    Place the citizens in a pridicament and inturn provide a soloution and be seen as a great leader who will provide to the people.

    Why is there no Dominican embassy in Russia?

  39. Dee
    August 5, 2018

    Time for the Labour party to go and to have a government who cares for us. Not making money for themselves and their friends, while they see us struggle to keep our heads dry and our families fed. Goodbye Mr prime minister go go I do not wish you back.

  40. Tatiana Green
    August 5, 2018

    An election Technic. Why he can’t say it now

  41. Sisserou
    August 5, 2018

    According to Skerrit ” the world is far from ending” Who made this man lord over us..

  42. Beautiful People, Beautiful Nature Isle.
    August 5, 2018

    Having been one of the first Ross Graduates aka: in the early years as the University of Dominica School of Medicine Class of 1981. Temp PM Serrafin and Eugenia Charles persevered beyond PM John (Shoe Party) The insurrection and Riot of 1978/9 Having to evacuate to Guadaloupe.Hurricane David in 1979 with winds gusting at category 4/5 The closure of the university while medical students had to leave for a full year due to the devastation. Loss of roads ,bridges, power and telecommunications. Multiple closures of Melville Hall Airport deliberate closing of the runways during the uprising and then having to endure Name change, labor issues inadequate port, on and off loading facilities have placed a great financial burden and loss upon Ross University, Its insurance carriers for resulting storm damages and losses of millions of US dollars due to extremely poor logistics. empty visions, the inability to agree and set infra goals and carry them to completion are like empty promises

    • Paul Rossnof
      August 6, 2018

      Everybody with a little something in their head have noticed years ago that Skerrits only aim is to abuse Dominica and it’s resources. Just some of these hollow supporters of his still have not woken up. Doesn’t say much for their mental capabilities.

  43. View
    August 5, 2018

    I am not happy Ross Left .
    But I am happy that it shows us that we must not rely on one or two means of income for our country . If one university pull out of our country ,and it is on the brink of collapse it means that we are not in a good position.
    Dominica is a blessed country ,
    So govt need to
    Build Casinos and make Portsmouth a tourist hub. But you need that airport ASAP.
    So build the airport close to Portsmouth,soon the residents will be happy Ross left.

    Build research centers
    Build hotels
    Build a good tourist port and duty free hub.
    Make a movie cinema
    Build a stadium to host sports bigger than the one in Roseau.
    And build good roads and new infrastructure on the north.
    Develop your eco tourism.
    And make the banks reduce the people mortgage.
    And if people don’t want to pay the bank turn them into Airbnb.
    But first you all need to cleanup Portsmouth.
    So you can attract investors.
    cleanup I mean all the Parrros on the street.
    If people develop country…

  44. Paul
    August 5, 2018

    Your right skerite they are ideas…. ideas alone you have that can’t come into fruition… damn wotlice fella.. garson call the damn election u just there bumping your gums. .. call the Damn election …what u holding back… is go u goin and accept that . U wasting our time in that country… sacray boohoe..

  45. Floridian Diaspora
    August 5, 2018

    The man have a plan. He plan to build a house which has no begining date for construction, no end date for completion, doesn’t know on what site it’s gonna get built, doesn’t know it’s capacity which will make you question it’s availability. But he have a master plan. More phantom thinking. Another slice of that pie in the sky for those red elastic gold plated toilet receiving baboons???

    A house that is not built on solid rock will never stand

  46. Patriot
    August 5, 2018

    Look a damn criminal . Bloody kleptomaniac. Full of lies and deceit. The tears of the poor will forever hunt you. VOLEH!!!

  47. Channel 1
    August 5, 2018

    Always a set of ideas to be revealed at some ‘appropriate’ time with dat lazy, incompetent government dere. Full of talk, very little action. How much more disrespect Dominicans going to take from dem fellas dere nuh?

    UWP’s accomplishments in Portsmouth (a hardcore Labour Party seat) during UWP’s 1995 – 2000 year reign (those I remember eh):
    – Construction of the Michael Douglas Boulevard

    – Construction of the new library next to the Portsmouth Secondary School (PSS)

    – Expansion of the PSS with some additional buildings/classrooms

    – Building of the vendors food pavilion (aka The Shacks) at the Ross University

    – Construction of a back road behind Georgetown, Glanvillia to the Picard Highway near the old KFC to facilitate the container trucks which were transporting bananas from LongHouse to the port in Fond Cole for export

    – Some works upgrading the Cabrits Cruise ship berth

    – Coral producing facility at Longhouse (which unfortunately is no more today)

  48. Kean Black
    August 5, 2018

    Mr. Roosevelt. please do dominica this favor and resign.

    you are the reason why more intelligent capable people are on the side lines. you have crippled our democracy and created a political land scape of division.

    please resign! Accept your failures. you had 18yrs. time is up.

    ross made a business decision you claim, so we the Dominican people will also make a similar decision.

    no govt should expect more than 2 decades in office unless he is a dictator!

    RESIGN else we will take to the streets in numbers like you never imagined.

    now its no longer about uwp or freedom party. its about change of a failed regime.

  49. Socaman
    August 5, 2018

    So he has a plan. In order to achieve that plan the site, Ross Uni will have to be purchased by the government
    and maintained in order to attract new tenants for the site. That will cost money, where’s that coming from?
    Also now Ross has gone I cannot see the hotels that are promised ever materalising.
    The country needs a change, either in leadership or in party.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      August 5, 2018

      I do not understand why you all think that government must buy Ross residue!

      Unless there is a written document somewhere, (a stipulation) which states in the event Ross voluntarily abandons or leave Dominica, it mandatory, that the government of Dominica buys their property, Government is not obligated to buy it.

      Now if in a sarcastic way you are spewing sarcasm  at Roosevelt, if Ross wish to sell their property they can advertise it for sale.

      Now it could be used for a four year university in the country, that would mean every semester year Dominica would have to produce the students body to keep it in operation

      Dominica’s population is less than thirty thousand people right now!

      Note: American companies here in the United States, and in foreign countries like ours walks away all the time leaving buildings to decay! So your hope that government buy is wishful thinking.

      In that case I have land in Dominica I do not want; (maybe de government should buy it too!)

  50. My Bad
    August 5, 2018

    A promise is a comfort to a FOOL. But this time we have a blind promise that Skerrit cannot mention by name. In fact it is such a blind promise that not even Ian that is always being fooled by Skerrit will be fooled again. Skerrit if you cannot fool Ian with this false news I don’t know who you can foos

  51. Roseau River
    August 5, 2018

    Time for deliverables instead of hinting. Hinting does not make /provide for the citizens of this country, only deliverables do.

  52. My little Take
    August 5, 2018

    What opportunities can Skerrit come with to match Ross or even come close to the thousands of us Ross gave an income to? I do hope he is not going to fool the people of Dominica about converting Ross into the site for the so called international airport he said that would start next year. This man is such a prolific liar that I just can’t trust a thing he says or does. But Dominicans better remember that Melville Hall was chosen based on studies of the entire island, way back in 1944 and the site where Ross is was always there. So Skerrit better think twice if he thinks this lie is going to hold any water

  53. Randolph
    August 5, 2018

    Come on my peps, stop being so pessimistic. Please see the Ross departure as an opportunity; can we? Dominica has opportunities for research, not just teaching. We have geologic and botanic resources that can be used to attract universities for research on the island. that is something that is being done in central and south america. we can also get into the game. we need the ross university location for a jet airport. I see skeritt as a visionary on such matters.

    • Floridian Diaspora
      August 5, 2018

      Skeritt has already seen Ross’s departure as an opportunity like an opportunist waiting to capitalize on the negative fruit that his errors bear. Soon he’ll paint all Ross buildings in camouflage red, set up an army base there for military training with soldiers on standby waiting to respond and illegally arrest any UWP protesters who are willing to stand up for their country, and will rename it to Dog-last Charles Skeritt military base. Indeed Dominica has the opportunity for not just teaching the world how Skeritt has ran our economy bankrupt but also researching how he used the sales of our passports to FBI most wanted international criminals to finance the salaries of civil servants and his fancy vacations

    • Rn
      August 5, 2018

      Randolph please put down that glass. Whatever you are drinkimg makes funny words come out of your brain, and worse it compels your fingers to type them. Please stop my brother .

    • JBaptiste
      August 5, 2018

      Visionary you say ? just imagine Dominica if skerrit didn’t have vision.We better hope that Clear Harbour dont follow.

    • RandyX
      August 6, 2018

      You are a day dreamer. After 18 years you still have not woken up.

    • Freedom to come again
      August 7, 2018

      Stop accepting all the bull …. skerrit speaking. And Ross still owns the property you uneducated ass.
      Skerrit only vision is to stay in office to make money on the retarded Dominicans that under him like a set of damn…. Talking about pessimistic wake up from the spell skerrit put you under then you can talk until then come out dere with your rubbish

  54. Jacinta
    August 5, 2018

    This goes to all negative people who blame everything on the PM, stop blaming the man for everything that is going wrong, you all Have yourself and your mouth to control, blame yourself.
    Learn to speak life, positive thoughts and stop pointing fingers at the man.

    • Channel 1
      August 5, 2018

      @Jacinta – You must be one of those people who believe that in that mysticism thing that uttering positive words into the atmosphere will somehow conjure up something positive out of the randomness of the air.

      Listen and listen well – The only entity who is capable of creating something out of nothing by just speaking it into existence is GOD ALMIGHTY ALONE.

      The mere sound waves produced by your vocal cords vibrating the air around it resulting in the generation of various audible sounds at varying frequencies from your mouth won’t bring any tangible thing that was non-existent into existence (especially on its own).

      Such flawed concepts have their genesis from the occult world.

    • Floridian Diaspora
      August 5, 2018

      Sarckway sor sot. When the banks come knocking on the property owners doors “voice of life” and “positive thoughts” will prevent foreclosures. Sati beff ??

    • A sinking ship
      August 5, 2018

      Stop exercising ignorance, as if you’re taking it to another level Jacinta. You say stop blaming Skerrit for everything that is going round, so I say if not him blame JACINTA then.

      Simply put, the Prime Minister is head of the Dominican government and is ultimately responsible for the policy and decisions of the government. As head of the Dominican government the Prime Minister also: oversees the operation of the Civil Service and government agencies. appoints members of the government.

    • Juan St Hilaire
      August 6, 2018

      Don’t you see the condition of the roads in dominica ,this man has been in power for 18 years ,and yet Dominica is the poorest country in the caribbean.

  55. RandyX
    August 5, 2018

    I was waiting for that. I knew this would come. True to form he comes up with a good dose of rethoric and propaganda. Skerrit, I don’t believe a word you are saying. You are a serial liar. You need to resign from office in the interest of the country! By the way, what happened to your brother in crime Maduro?

    • Neville
      August 7, 2018

      We need to get together and buy a few drones like the Venezuelans did and hunt our thorn in the flesh down.

  56. August 5, 2018

    I call for the immediate resignation of Roosvelt Skerrit and his entiry cabinet, EFFECTIVE NOW

    • Preacher
      August 6, 2018

      And who are you going to replace him with
      Not Lennox Linton and his donkeys
      Oh my God help us

      • mike maya
        August 6, 2018

        Linton and his donkeys are beginning to look good, its impossible for them to do any worst, Dominica is now a failed state and please dont blame Maria, Maria money is what running the country now.

  57. Bring back the parrots
    August 5, 2018

    When you know that the people you voted for are giving you the SHAFT and you keep voting for those people you deserve to get the SHAFT from them, it is your fault if they give you the SHAFT! If you love getting SHAFTED vote for them again in the up-coming election.

  58. Anon
    August 5, 2018

    Let’s assess this in a realistic way, and what way is that? Based on track record of course.

    And what the track record of the current administration unfortunately indicate, is that believing any positive outcome would come out of those words of reassurance WITHIN A TIMEFRAME THAT MATTERS, would be nothing but naive.

  59. Floridian Diaspora
    August 5, 2018

    I suspect what he wants to do is buy off Ross’s facilities, get students from god knows where, and rename it to dog-last Charles Skeritt school of medicine. Deep down inside that wicked man well happy Ross left so that he could turn existence from an external entity to a government controlled agency.

  60. Ibo France
    August 5, 2018

    The PM wanted to save face. His promises were vacuous at best., nothing specific. Why does he continue to endeavor taking the citizens on wild goose chases? The people need commitments and not promises . Come with the documents as evidence to your utopian promises. The citizens well want this dystopian life to end. The PM and his noisy, bellicose Cabinet colleagues live in exquisite opulence while many indigent Dominicans don’t have a clue where their next meal is coming from. Mr. Skerrit’s time, at the apex of government, has long expired. The country needs visionary leadership, with fresh ideas and short, medium and long term strategic plans, to revitalize the economy and re-energize the populace. The nurses, the port workers, the teachers, the unemployed can take no more.

  61. Anonymous
    August 5, 2018

    Dear mr. Skerrit, you have lost all credibility Sir. You will have my ear when you come with something concrete. You are aware, I hope that the people you are talking to do not need you as a leader. They will happily work with someone else if it suits their purpose.

  62. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    August 5, 2018

    Roosevelt stop lying, you are a damn confounded liar; what can you get to match Ross University, today that you could not have gotten while Ross operated in Dominica?

    You can fool idiots like yourself, and Man bite Dog, but anybody in Dominica listening to the noise your useless fart makes is a fool!

    You cannot get squat; if you could you would have brought whatever it is long prior to Ross leaving. If you are insinuating another medical school that is not going to happen; not unless it is the one the late Rosie Douglas, Ambrose, you and others said the University of Louisiana was going to set up in Dominica.

    After you all told that lie twenty-three (23) years ago; the University of Louisiana went on nation wide Television in the United States and denied they ever planed on building university in Dominica.

    Remember Ambrose went on Marpin Television and told our nation, by the time “we left Louisiana we did not know what hit us.”

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      August 5, 2018

      And let me remind Roosevelt, while the University of Louisiana was going to come to Dominica, they were also getting one from Canada.It seems to me that the St. Lawrence River, when it left Canada twenty-three years ago with the Canadian University, it deviated somewhere along the way and it never made it to Dominica.

      That crap Roosevelt is talking now is a form calming psychology, the bigger the lie is the more believable, so said Adolph Hitler. I understand there is a Dominican doctor who wanted to open his medical school in Dominica, the problem with that might be recruiting of students.

      The reality is for that to work; his university in Dominica would have to be affiliated with some medical School in America: His Health Science curriculum would have to be the as taught in the United States. He would also have to have hospitals that would allow them  to do their internship.

      Graduating in Dominica does not mean employment in America. The FSE must be taken/passed!

  63. Angel
    August 5, 2018

    Dominica is Bless no matter if Ross or no Ross
    Dominican very strong people and i admire alot
    No matter what they will always find away
    God is good Dominica is good

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      August 5, 2018

      You are a fool!

    • Paul Rossnof
      August 5, 2018

      The only way you and your political friends always find is a trip to Skerrits red clinic. Shame on you!!!!

    • R. Linton
      August 5, 2018

      Dominica is Blessed!!! That’s a FACT. but we are also infested with Foolish elements. Its always the foolish elements in society, whom continues to destroy the very nectar… a nation NEEDS, to propel its way forward…And there should be NO EXCUSES to DEFEND the FOOLISH!!! PERIOD!!!

    • Radio Kord Kapi
      August 5, 2018

      Tell the landlords dat when the banks starts knocking on heir door for payment; Tell Ross staff that; when they are unable to pay their mortgage.

    • Common sense not so common
      August 7, 2018

      You just a damn… no I take that back you are an ….. to come and talk that load of pure bull….
      I’d tell you to think but you lacking big time in that department to come here to say that.

      Losing 30 % of GDP, increasing the already high level of unemployed, loss of economic opportunities you coming and talk that rubbish.
      People like you that still have that wickid man in office still.

  64. hmmmmmmmmmmmm
    August 5, 2018

    God bless dominica
    lets stop this political garbage about DFP, DLP and UWP

    Leaders after politics there will be dominica and remember we are all God’s creation

    • Neville
      August 5, 2018

      No, that man HAS to go. To late of this togetherness. When he is gone, we talk again.

      • hmmmmmmmmmmmm
        August 6, 2018

        my point has nothing to do with togetherness, because we only come together during disasters but never stay together. we have to put more of our attention on dominica and less on these leaders no matter who in power
        our people need to be educated. too often the prop blame the tree for staying up

  65. %
    August 5, 2018

    Have you all ever seen Skerrit’s face as it is in the above photo?The man as PM can’t even talk for himself. A Tony that has to talk for a moo moo PM?
    Ross Gone, Skerrit Next!
    Where The Wicked Rule The People MOURN
    This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party

  66. %
    August 5, 2018

    Ross Gone Skerrit Next!!!
    Man you Skerrit are so shameless and embarrassed by your egregious failures that you are now reverting to arrant puffery? What are these opportunities?For 18years you never provided Dominicans with ANY opportunity other than to beg at a red Clinic,and you have opportunity now. You are lazy,and clearly non Prime Ministerial.Thanks God the Ground Swell to get you voted out is almost at it’s seam. Whether you call it tomorrow or next year, you are gone Ross Gone Skerrit Next!!!!

    • anonymous2
      August 6, 2018

      Who in their right mind elects a school teacher to run the country with no experience on worldly matters? And I am not saying that in a derogatory manner to teachers. DA does have some intelligent people, but will they ever run for office? Another Eugenia Charles would be nice.

  67. Bryan
    August 5, 2018

    Hmmm .. won’t hold my Breath on this one …. why turn down what u see and Have for what u haven’t seen …
    Best move was to work hand in hand with Ross and Develop new investments that could complement Ross students faculty and visiting Family ….
    Building new Hotels
    Building New Las Vegas strip ..
    with no jobs and no foreigners is NOT going to WORK

    • Charlie Rose
      August 5, 2018

      Ironically that’s what was told to the guy that started Las Vegas…hence the famous term “If You Build It They Will Come” was coined. We now know the result. :wink:

      • Pragmatik
        August 5, 2018

        No the irony is that it’s easier to get from anywhere in the world to the middle of a desert in the US that the whole of Dominica could fit into than it is to get into Dominica. How will they come? By Ferry? lmao

  68. ben
    August 5, 2018

    Ross University grew while Dominica did not. #Hopelessness

    • Ibo France
      August 5, 2018

      Ben, your statement is terse but absolutely irrefutable. A former student of Ross University conveyed the same thought but not as succinctly as you have done. This despotic regime has jeopardized the livelihood of hundreds probably thousands because of lethargy and lack of foresight. They are expertly good at two things, blaming the Mr. Linton and the loyal opposition for everything that goes wrong, even though they have been in government for the last two decades. The other, they are good at destroying a good thing.

    • Kean Black
      August 5, 2018

      exactly. if you grow and mature while your friends don’t, you will find new friends at your comparable level and desired growth rate.

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