PM visits elderly support facilities with focus on improved care


Prime Minister meets with Management Board of Grotto Home and Infirmary- photo credit GIS

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said his government is continuing in its efforts towards providing care for the elderly on the island. His comment came during a visit to Grotto Home for the Homeless and the Dominica Infirmary where he met with the board of directors this week.

According to him, the objective is to observe what is being done at these institutes, what the government is doing to finance the facilities and management of the facilities, and to come up with a solution to allow for better care provided to the residents of the Grotto Home and Dominica Infirmary.

“What I have done is to put the Ministry of Social Services in direct contact with them, so they will be meeting to go through the specific details and the guidelines I have given and to make some firm recommendations on how the government can assist further, to ensure that the staff can work at an optimal level,” Skerrit said.

He continued, “The requests and concerns are not things that cannot be dealt with, just a matter of working on the details and certainly I believe from our visit both the grotto home and the infirmary will be in a better position to provide the optimal care for the residents.”

The prime minister commended the management and board of directors of both Grotto Home for the Homeless and the Infirmary for doing a fantastic job.

“The place is clean, residents are happy and well taken care of, their meals are well prepared…,” Skerrit stated.

He plans to visit other such homes which include ‘The House of Hope’ to address the challenges there in regards to the physical structure of the building among other issues.

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  1. Lin clown
    September 17, 2023

    So you really think MEME,IBO,JUANITA,St.Jean and Francisco really living a comfortable life overseas.I once lived in a basement in New York.I could hear the sh.. running through the pipes above my head.The only reason the above mentioned aholes are targeting Skerrit is because they have failed,and maltwavy losers.They went where the believe the grass was greener and failed,now they want to blame Skerrit for their stupidity.It is a fact that the elderly have cursed UWP and blessed Skerrit.Churches all over the US give free food,make barrels from food stamps and ship to the elderly,Jacka.Have you seen the Yes We Care in action?That is Skerrit brain child love for the elderly,paying people to take care of senior elderly citizens who cannot take care of themselves.Your ungrateful blue piece of S.

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    • Ibo France
      September 18, 2023

      Unadulterated garbage. All that emanated from you is nothing but poppycock (utter foolishness). You are sure suffering from severe cognitive impairment.

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  2. Me Myself And I
    September 17, 2023

    When Skerrit made everything in Dominica about him, what do you all expect? Every election is about Skerrit. He opens his mouth and I did this and I did that.

    The older folks taught us well – take what you get. Let him soo say sel and take his blows. And people always hate Skerrit? But all you love him – for WHAT ALL YOU CAN GET – VOH WAS KI ZOR YAY

    Some of all you too dam soo ti weh!

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  3. Lin clown
    September 16, 2023

    The way you write your comments as if the only political party in Dominica is DLP.Diaspora voting DLP,the elderly voting DLP.Chinese voting DLP.Haitians voting DLP.CBI citizens voting DLP and DEAD people voting DLP.You are admitting UWP is a dead party,and rightfully so.I suspect posting comments on DNO gets you thinking of Viagra.

  4. Sue Sayselle
    September 16, 2023

    Thé P.M looking for a solution.
    water is a solvent and sugar is a soluté.
    i checking sugar water is a good solution eh

  5. Bank Belly
    September 15, 2023

    He dotish the young for their votes and the elderly are already dotish. But Roosevelt don’t stand another chance in office – Not here in Dominica. The name alone brings a long lasting curse on Dominica.

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  6. To those stressed people
    September 15, 2023

    Zort tout malade! Complains, complains, out of context, not learning anything. Stressing yourselves over One man. Where are your suggestions? Did you read the article? Have any of you complainers ever visited the facilities? I always do. The place is very well-kept. The staff are hard-working too.
    Ibo las parler, provide some solar-powered air conditions. Put your money where your mouth is. In your overseas comfortable position, do you really know anything about Dominica? MEME too. Give some suggestions. Stop being obsessed with one man. You people cannot even speak without calling the PM names. Where is your respect? I did not say you have to support him but you all have to respect authority (position). All you do is whine and cry like babies over one man whom it is obvious you all hate. You all will get sick – heart attack, pain. Come on get over with this and read it once, or twice, and do not sway from the article to spew nasty names at the PM. Hatred gives heart pain. Get

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    • me
      September 16, 2023

      @To those stressed orople.
      You are the one offering nothing. At least
      MEME recommended more fans, refridgerators, doctors, etc.. That’s good. i support it. But you are all out at sea, with a ling harangue which is saying nothing.
      so shameful.

    • Batibou
      September 17, 2023

      …and corruption brings unnecessary pain to the majority of the citizens but in contrast massive wealth to very few.

    • Putin
      September 18, 2023

      **Insert the “appplause” button here!

  7. Lin clown
    September 15, 2023

    Why would the elderly people pay for health care.You are buried up to your eyebrows in a pit toilet that you don’t even know health care is FREE for every Dominican above 60.The clown know Skerrit,Skerrit does not know clown.Clown has nothing and want nothing from Skerrit unlike a maltwavy like you.Clown worked in the USA and built a beautiful well furnished house in DOMINICA with the US dollar.That is why I must vote a government that will protect my interest and my property.Skerrit is like piles in your B,he is not a threat to me.Lazy,greedy crook and traitor.You are one of those who left for greener pastures,now you are outdated,maltwavy and broke you want to blame Skerrit for your failure.

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  8. Ibo France
    September 15, 2023

    Talk under the very oppressive and insufferable conditions presently being experienced our seniors is no comfort. It does nothing to ease their misery. Roosevelt possesses a cold a blooded conscience. It’s dead.

    The Grotto should have been fitted with air conditioned units powered mostly by solar energy. What Dominicans need from their government is less TALK and more ACTION.

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    • Confused
      September 15, 2023

      What is Grotto doing with air conditioners? This goes to show that all you are concerned about is to criticize with hate and malice in your heartWhere the facility is located the residents experience a clean and cool environment. What happen is fweddy you want to give them? If you have nothing of substance to say keep quiet and pay them a visit with a gift of love and care.

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      • Ibo France
        September 16, 2023

        Your infantile tantrum reflects your stunted cognitive development. Like Dog Harasser, Little-brain Lying Lin Clown, Gary Simpleton, Bogus Putin, Primitive ds, you are all nothing more than uncultured, unlettered, ductile mooncalves.

    • September 15, 2023

      Oh Ibo, get a life. Like a flower we bloom and then later fade away.

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    • To Ibo France with love
      September 15, 2023

      Toneh Ibo France – Ca ou konnet about elderly? you are so hateful. I feel sorry for you. Did the PM do you something? All you do is hit at the PM.

      Ibo emancipate yourself from hatred slavery. Do you want to get a stroke when all you do is hate? Do not support him but respect authority. Also, pray for your nation. You must be dreaming of “Roosevelt” every night even having nightmares. Ibo Ibo garcon or Madam please emancipate yourself and replace with agape love. Ask the Lord to guide and keep you as u cannot this on your own. We are pilgrims on this earth, You wasting your time on the earth hating and stressing yourself.
      Remember there will be judgement for all of us, yes all of us. What will you answer? Garcon quitter bagay sa la avec check your soul. We are here for some time. Make the best of your life with love. Choose whom you may serve this day – Jehovah or the Evil One. Make your election sure. Stop this attitude and put your act in order.

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      • Ibo France
        September 16, 2023

        If you want few friends tell the TRUTH. Lies are like honey, TRUTH vinegar. History is replete with the unnatural demise of men who dared to speak TRUTH to power.

        Roosevelt is a merciless, cold-blooded hybrid of a narcissist and villain. He hogs 99.9% of the country’s resources for himself, his family and cronies. Scraps are pitied to the citizens who are most needy. The man is despotic.

        That is my true assessment of him and I will not change it.

  9. Juanita
    September 15, 2023

    “What I have done is to put the Ministry of Social Services in direct contact with them, so they will be meeting to go through the specific details and the guidelines I have given and to make some firm recommendations on how the government can assist further, to ensure that the staff can work at an optimal level,” Skerrit said

    This is a very pregnant statement that highlights the sorry state of affairs in a country led by a one-man band. Does everything have to be I, I, I? What happened to the National Advisory Council that Minister of State in the Ministry of Health Dr. Williams recently announced the formation of to make recommendations for elderlies? You mean the Dominica Infirmary that has operated before this man was even born and the Grotto Home that has been operational since he was in pre-school have never been in direct contact with the Ministry of Social Services? If anything, this statement reflects very badly on a gov’t that has been in office for 20 plus years.

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    • Ibo France
      September 16, 2023

      Couple of glaring things I have deduced from Roosevelt’s remarks. There is no “we” in this braggart. Only one man is perfect and omniscient, a fool. Roosevelt is a fool.

      Roosevelt is not a rookie in politics. However, he sounds like a political neophyte. Not having the right synergies in place to help these most vulnerable folks shows he badly lacks discernment.

      This is incontrovertible evidence as to the reason Dominica is languishing in the cellar position in the OECS in terms of economic, social and infrastructural development. Roosevelt is intellectually incapable of competently managing the country’s affairs. This guy is just an opportunistic bandit. That’s all he is.

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  10. Lin clown
    September 15, 2023

    MEME,everybody above 65 in and out of the grotto home is getting $300 monthly,with the kind complements of Roosevelt Skerrit.Skerrit is in power for so long because of the BLESSINGS of the elderly.You know nothing about the elderly,chill out and drink some Virginia moonshine.

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    • MEME
      September 15, 2023

      @Lin cliwn
      $300 is insufficient for me to take one doctors visit, but alas you have no comprehension of figures. My brother gets $300.00 a month, and it can’t buy him an average plastic of groceries, i still have to help him out for 25 out of the 30/31 days in a month.
      But you know the GREEDY and VORACIOUS sole called Skerrit, takes XCD$64000.00 a month plus another amount for utilities.
      How desperate and wicked can you be. Why are you exiled from Dominica? If Dominica is so sweet, ask me to help you contact the International Red Cross, so that they ship you in a container back here in disastrous Dominica to enjoy the good life. I won’t ask you to pay your own passage, i know you can’t.. I doubt that you can even count.

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      • Dear MEME Luv
        September 15, 2023

        At least he getting $300.00. Why do you think that the government has to take care of your uncle when he provided for you when you were younger?
        The government (NB whichever party wins) has a lot of responsibilities – in the country. They have to raise funds to then use for Health, Education, paying public servants, and all the other public non-income bearing entities.
        You should be pleased that some $300.00 was made available to the elderly because many of you young people abandoned them and think that someone has to take care of them.
        The government does not shake a tree for money. It is high time that you people get serious. Maybe you need to go back to school to understand basic things. Like how the Government runs. How is Income earned? If you do not work or have income coming in, how can you pay for the basics of electricity, water, and food?
        You people think that the government has to give & do everything. The Government cannot do everything. We Citizen have 2…

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        • MEME
          September 16, 2023

          @Dear MEME Luv
          Stop being an apologist for a crooked, corrupt and rogue government. GREEDINESS, lying, stealing and cheating have been the main features of this regime. Are you comfortable with this? Do you know how wealthy a few of those sleeky scamps and tricksters are? This is at your expense. Reasons why you might die, if you go to the main hospital, reasons why we have no manufacturing, reasons why so many businesses have closed down since 2004, reasons why we don’t know Ross left, reasons why we are last “kar kar rat” in CARICOM, reasons why passport selling is our main economic activity, reasons why so many crooks and criminals have our passports…Your shameless doormat and apologist for a corruption infested regime….Do i have to strip you naked to implant it in your head that this government has gone rogue!! You are shameless, so i’ll do so necg time.
          I shall do so next time!!

        • Hmmmmmm
          September 16, 2023

          @Dear MEME Luv
          You are doing a poor job as a Skerrit supporter. Skerrit is being paid to do a job. The fact is, he can’t do this job, because the entire country is in disarray. MEME is an educated person for sure, i don’t think that you have to tell him Skerrit has to raise funds for health, education, etc..Skerrit is a dam LAZY leader. Selling passport is a lazy governments job, and why didn’t you mention the $64000.00, the greedy is taking for himself.
          Stop shaming yourself for a corrupt man!!

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  11. MEME
    September 15, 2023

    Your ungrateful soul. Elderlies who are sick to death are taken from their homes and brought to polling stations to vote for representatives of the Skerrit Labour Party (SLP)…You visit them when the entire country is going through hell because of heat and power outages, and you did not mention DOMLEC, your POISONED CHALICE!!
    Did you bring them extra generators, fans, refridgerators, doctors?
    I just don’t get it why this WICKED and EVIL man with an imbecilic mind can play smart with some people! I JUST DONT GET IT!!!

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    • To MEME with Love
      September 15, 2023

      MEME Sort answer! foolish answer!
      “Did you bring them extra generators, fans, refridgerators, doctors?
      I just don’t get it why this WICKED and EVIL man with an imbecilic mind can play smart with some people! I JUST DONT GET IT!!!” You even scream! Well since you have the answer, why don’t you bring them – generators, fans, ” refridgerators” and probably you are a doctor. Don’t you people ever put on your thinking cap before you speak?

      All you do is complain and speak ill about one person. Why the hatred? You hurting yourself. People falling down. Emancipate you with this level of hatred for one person. Replying out of context. You too must be forever dreaming of the man. Why waste your time hating and commenting out-of-context statements?
      Grow up and give meaningful and objective suggestions.

      Bondieu have mercy on us all.

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