Budget date set; PM Skerrit says social programs will continue

Skerrit. Photo credit: GIS

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said while the 2011/2012 national budget will be presented on the heels of a global financial crisis, governments’ safety net will not be affected.

The 2011/2012 national budget will be presented in Parliament on June 29.

“It will take into consideration the present global and regional economic challenges affecting the member states including Dominica. It will also be taking into consideration, many of the projects and programs which government will continue to implement and the new projects like the geothermal one,” he said.

Skerrit said several other social programs will also be continued in the 2011/12 budget. Such programs include the Yes We Care and village transportation schemes.

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29 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    June 9, 2011

    DOMINICAN LIVING IN CANADA….. WHAT YOU DOMINICANS ARE NOT SEEING IS THAT DOMINICA IS HEADING IN A DIRECTION OF COMMUNISM… SKERRITT LEADERSHIP STYLE IS RATHER COMMUNIST (SORRY TO STRAY FROM THE TOPIC). DON’T YOU SEE THAT THE MAJORITY MAKEUP OF HIS SUPPORTERS ARE THE “MINORITIES”, THE UNEDUCATED IGNORANT FOOLS WHO JUST VOTE LABOUR SIMPLY BECAUSE THAT IS WHO THEIR MOTHER FATHER VOTED FOR. DOMINICANS YOU ALL ARE FOOLISH ANYWAY. PEOPLE VOTE ON WHAT A GOVERNMENT CAN DO FOR YOU, NOT ON WHAT OR WHO UR FAMILY HAS BEEN VOTING CUZ PEOPLE AND GOVERNMENT CHANGE… DONT YOU SEE THERE ARE NO JOBS IN DCA AND IS THE CHINESE THAT ARE GETTING THE JOBS THAT ARE EVEN CREATED? WAKE UP PEOPLE… HEARD SKERRIT WANTS TO RENOVATE STATE HOUSE… PEOPLE.. THAT IS NOT THE PRIORITY FOR DOMINICA NOW…. ROADS, JOBS, SCHOOLS NEED UPGRADE… HEALTHCARE…. U ALL ARE JUST BLINDED BY THE BLING AND LETTING THIS IDIOT LEAD THE COUNTRY… I AM NOT AGAINST LABOUR AND NEITHER AM I FOR IT… AS A MATTER OF FACT I AM NOT FOR ANY PARTY CUZ POLITICIANS ARE ALL LIARS ANYWAY… I’M JUST FOR WHAT IS RIGHT AND RIGHT NOW SKERRITT IS ALL WRONG

  2. Anonymous
    June 9, 2011

    next level … PM do what you have to do.

  3. Scammers, Big Wigs $
    June 9, 2011

    Stop the passport SCAMS. Selling of Dominican passports has placed Dominica in hot water, but it still continues. Economic Citizenship MY BIG TOE. Selling Dominican Passports is where the money is. It is all about the Money. The corruption that is plaguing the country is causing great harm. How much money goes into the pockets of the few agents and scammers involved in passport selling annually? How much goes to the Treasury? Skerritt need to tell Dominicans in that budget Speech.

    Did DNO carry any news about another Lawyer who was questioned but not arrested? Did that lawyer sign any passport forms? Was it about 40 ? Should DNO allow people to speculate or should DNO be fearless by exercising the right to Freedom of the press and tell us all those who were questioned without fail or favour? Already Dominicans sense some biasness in failing to report all those who were questioned about that signing affair, forgery, and/or passport selling scam.

    Wiltshire’s name was mentioned as though he was a criminal involved in forgery or Passport scam. But the other Lawyer’s name has never been mentioned. Never. Is from RADIO KORD PATAT people get to know. Why should that happen? Your credibility will be seriously at stake when news outlets fear to give the entire story like in that matter.

    Nobody should be above the Law. If one lawyer’s name and the two civil servant guys were branded about on news portals, why not tell the public about the other civil servant and that Lawyer? Is that Fair? is that how we deal with such serious criminal acts, afraid due to some reason? Do we expect to reduce criminal acts in Dominica by such incomplete reporting?

    The reading public is closely watching. We are noticing many unusual things taking place. Fear not to give the full stories irrespective of WHOM? Nobody should be equal before the Law. Freedom of the Press is an Universal right. What is the FEAR? The upcoming budget should inform Dominicans about the status of that Economic Citizenship Programme, all the agents involved, $$$$ made during the last year or two and whether Skerritt and his Govt intend to put a halt to selling Dominican Passports once and for all. Stop those crocodile tears and hypocrisy about putting things in place everytime things go wrong.

  4. Akhenaton
    June 9, 2011

    If thinmgs are so bleak on account of the global financial crisis, then the Minister of Financae and Prime Minister should begint to request of the Monetary council of the ECCB that consideratin be given to reduction of the interest rate on lending (Loans) in order to create for more luiquidity in the economy. This will result in increased VAT for the government. Achieving economic growth rates of less than one percent per annum (Conservative since i do not think that the economy has grown but has actually shrunk)the Government should not allow the working population to be exploited and taken advantage of by the financial institutions.
    Minuister Of Finance DO WHAT IT TAKES TO ENSURE A REDUCTION IN INTEREST RATE.
    We need to engender economic growth, arn’t our policy makers thinking?
    Please!

    • Russian Roulet
      June 9, 2011

      A………… You too foolish, the PM cannot control Interest rate, zey zey!!!!!

      Do some research before you write bull on the internet, the world is watching i am actually studying in Russia and reading such crap hurt my heart… You mean Dcans so political now that they don’t even know the role and responsibilities of the ECCB???

      This is sad!!!!

      • Akhenaton
        June 14, 2011

        Russian Roulette
        Look before yopu leap to conclusions and if you are really sa student i am sad for you, My statement is ” The prime minister should requestof the Monetary council of the ECCB that consideration be……………
        So therefore my student Akhenaton Knows the role and responsibilities of the ECCB. As a student you should read and analyze before you conclude and expose your limitations.
        One day you shall be a Graduand then you will be equoiped to deal with such topics since you will not committ such a childish error and expose yourself to the WWW (Whole Wide World)
        Now who is the ZEY ZEY AND FOOLISH?
        bE VERY CAREFULL
        Your ignorance is glearing.
        It seems that you are one of those who did not meet the matriculation to other institutions of learning thus your stint in RUSSIA. If thiis is any semblance of you reading and analytical skills then i see why
        This is truly sad

      • spike Lee
        June 16, 2011

        What the heck are you studying . If you can’t understand simple english god save our souls should you come back to D/ca and have to translate from Russian to English. Please stay away from medicine or engineering.

  5. moweng
    June 9, 2011

    way papa

  6. wisdom
    June 8, 2011

    The prime minister has the classified info.

  7. Watcher for Jesus
    June 8, 2011

    Mr PM please I do know that you are hurting with all those things said by some of the people that you are trying to assist. Let the Lord be your guide. He will carry through and even when it is most rough with all this lies and slanders, it is there that you victory will come. I emphathise with you especially when those hurtful things are being said. But press on and do what is right. Our Father in Heaven is watching down on us and he will be the judge and do what ever he thinks is necessary.

    Negative persons think befor you speak or put in comments. ????? for you would you like someone to say those things about you or your loved ones? come on have a heart and let us love one another and be our brothers keeper. Point out to your bro where he/she makes a mistakes. After all we were not born perfect and we are sinners through our first parents sins. But the good news is that Our heavenly Father sent his son to die for our sins. And that gossiping, scandalising, name calling without proof is not part of his plan. He wants us first to accept him and love oneanother as he loves us.

    • FORKIT
      June 9, 2011

      watcher for jesus, why should you pray to the lord when you called him jesus during the election. i guess he can fix thinks up cause he has all the power.
      you are the most hypocritical piece of shit i have come across.
      all things said are true, cause they like to sue, tony would sue already for him…

    • Papa Dom
      June 9, 2011

      which God do you worship? skerritts wrongs have been pointed out to him but he refuses to change his ways. How then can you claim that God has anything to do with he does, except in his infinite wisdom to allow. Do you go about preaching to people that lying is wrong, that stealing is wrong and funication is wrong? I suggest that you stop because youare being a hypocrite.

    • Honestly
      June 13, 2011

      U write all this GODLY words yet still u jump into conclusion about all what is said about Skerrit is slander when there is some truths in some of the things he being accused of.If u know that we all are sinners and GOD will forgive,why did u remove UWP from office accusing them of corruption instead of forgiving them?

  8. shatta
    June 8, 2011

    for every poverty tears in dominica it will go on skerrit

    • Anonymous
      June 8, 2011

      Every prayers of the “Yes we care” benefiiciaries and the “Transportation program” will cover the PM.

      Thus saith the Lord – No weapon formed against me and Every tongue that rise against those beloved by our Father will be condemned.

    • Watcher for Jesus
      June 8, 2011

      Mr PM please I do know that you are hurting with all those things said by some of the people that you are trying to assist. Let the Lord be your guide. He will carry through and even when it is most rough with all this lies and slanders, it is there that you victory will come. I emphathise with you especially when those hurtful things are being said. But press on and do what is right. Our Father in Heaven is watching down on us and he will be the judge and do what ever he thinks is necessary.

      Negative persons think befor you speak or put in comments. ????? for you would you like someone to say those things about you or your loved ones? come on have a heart and let us love one another and be our brothers keeper. Point out to your bro where he/she makes a mistakes. After all we were not born perfect and we are sinners through our first parents sins. But the good news is that Our heavenly Father sent his son to die for our sins. And that gossiping, scandalising, name calling without proof is not part of his plan. He wants us first to accept him and love oneanother as he loves us.

  9. patriot
    June 8, 2011

    we behind you 100% PM

  10. Anonymous
    June 8, 2011

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR.PM :wink: :wink: :wink: CUT YOUR CAKE N CELEBRATE

  11. imana
    June 8, 2011

    Let me take this opportunity to wish or loved Prime Minister a special Happy Birthday. I pray that god will continue to shower his blessing upon you. Continue doing the good work that you have started Sir, We will continue to pray for you always.

    You are the greatest leader that we have ever had and we will continue to pray for you for god’s guidance and protection. No weapon form against you will prosper.

    Have a bless day and continue working for the interest of Dominican.

    • Anonymous
      June 8, 2011

      I agree…lol

    • oh please
      June 8, 2011

      Am sorry but skerrit is not the greatest leader we ever had. think about what you are saying before you say it.

    • freedom always
      June 8, 2011

      what are u comparing what u are saying too.what other labourites are saying ,remember if it wasnt for my party (freedom) ,he would not be doing all those scams he is guilty of. remember,even if someone knowingly steal and the court finds the person not guilty doesnt mean the person is not a thief

    • More Propaganda
      June 8, 2011

      Well said like a true brainwashed disciple

  12. Doh Do That
    June 8, 2011

    Yah keep the programs but I am anxious to know where the fat is going to be trimmed. Are we going to cut the 7 special advisors ; unnecessary travel and expenses; What about the out sourcing of legal matters to the spin doctor when those matters can be dealt with in house; Are we going to see cuts in the use of government vehicles and gas by cabals and party leeches;

  13. shatta
    June 8, 2011

    Skerrit too wicked eh

    • oh please
      June 8, 2011

      nicely said

    • Anonymous
      June 8, 2011

      Why do call people wicked? You should rightly be praying for all your leaders. Let the Almighty be the judge. What wickedness has the PM done to you. You need to be explicit!

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