DLP-government helped country from sinking financially – Blackmoore

Blackmoore

Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmoore has said the restoration of fiscal integrity to the governance of Dominica is one of the most important achievements of the Roosevelt Skerrit-led administration.

Speaking on Kairi FM’s Heng Programme on Thursday morning, Blackmoore said he recalled a time when Dominica was “just over a cliff, waiting for a little breeze to throw it down”.

He said, “Government’s debt ratio was 131 percent which means we had no money to do anything. We had no money to pay salaries…we could not build roads so we were selling passports like hot bread and doing other things and creating a false impression. There was an illusion that there was money in the country. In fact Dominica was just over a cliff for a little breeze to throw it down”.

He said were it not for the ability of the Dominica Labour Party government to stabilize the country, the country would have sunk.

Blackmoore added that when the United Workers Party was in government (from 1995-2000), they were unable to source funds to pay salaries and resorted to commercial loans, which further plunged the country into deeper debt. He said the then Edison James-led government were not paying social security for civil servants at one time and that under James’ watch, the country could not afford to build an international airport.

Blackmoore added that there has been constant attacks on Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit because his detractors believe that if Skerrit falls, the whole party will crumble, which is not the case.

The minister added that it is time that everyone put their differences aside and unite for the development of the country. He said the electorate voted 18-3 in favour of this government and not 18-3 in favour of the main Opposition party.

Blackmoore also noted that Dominica is doing much better than most Caribbean countries during the recession.

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63 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    December 1, 2014

    Why do have so much and I have so little

  2. follower
    December 17, 2010

    Mr. Blackmoore really thinks ALL Dominicans are dumb stupid. I suggest that before he and the rest of our ministers make statements, they write them down and go over them at list 10 times and if they need help they should seek because they should no that the world is listening and they should not embarrass us. In his statement he has raised several issues and sure sounds babyish. Because of time I would like to respond to one. In comparing the UWP administration to the current Labour Government, he said that UWP ran the country broke and it took the labour party to turn things around and as a result, listen to his foolish point: “Under James’ watch, the country could not afford to build an International Airport.” By the way, I was one who jumped with Labour party to oppose the international airport . How stupidof me! But this of this friends; UWP was only in power for 4.5 yrs and by then they bought land for the International airport. Had we not voted them out, and I say we because I helped to vote them out, no doubt we construction of an airport would have been a reality, although according to Blackmore, the country was broke. Now that we have money according to Blackmoore, and the DLP has been in power for 10 years, why are they not even thinking of an Internationl Airport? What have the done in 10yrs? I know they spent millions on Melvillehall just to accomodate Wynair and their 13 passanger commercial flight that lands here at night. But how will that turn things around for us in DA? Does anyone think that even if Liat joins Wynair and schedules late flight that will turn things around in Dominica? Mr. Blackmoore, under James’ 4.5 year watch we did not get an international airport; did we get one under your 10year administration? Big FOOLS!!

  3. TOM
    December 17, 2010

    RAYBURN., HOW MANY FACTORIES HAVE YOUR GOV’T BUILD OR PLANS TO BUILD TO PROCESS ALL THE RAW MATERILS AND FOOD CROPS THAT ARE IN DOMNINCA??

    EMPLOYMENT IS KEY TO ADVANCEMENT .

  4. someting
    December 17, 2010

    The saddest thing is what we are witnessing now with the state of us, the young ppl of the land. From the looks of it, if all goes well, perhaps in the next ten years, Dominica will be transformed from this degrading country (infrastructurally speaking), to a more modern country. Things are really shaping up in that respect and i like that. The problem in the next ten years does not seem that it would be the infrastructure. We will still have an environment hostile to investment, even if we have hotels, cheaper utilities, international airport etc. The crime rate is destined to soar. Any one walking on any street in Dominica or even taking a look at any of our high schoolers can see it. it is written on the faces of the youth.
    There is a sence of helplessness, hopelessness, laziness. If we do not make provisions somewhere in our development plan to address the issue of youth illiteracy, employment etc. then we will be doomed.
    It hurts my heart when i see my fellow classmates and almost everyone younger than me living day to day with the only ambition is to take up a joint in the morning and sit on the roadside.

  5. lightbulb
    December 17, 2010

    so what is the debt to gdp today, sir?

  6. hard cure da
    December 17, 2010

    yes mahaut people alu parlrep want to be the next pm i find those days he really in front start talking he even saying the party can move wedout skeerroo.

  7. consequences of poor foriegn policy
    December 17, 2010

    Economic consequences of DLP’s foreign policy .
    “The management of Carnival Victory has indicated that the high costs of fuel is the main factor for the cancellation.”

    http://dominicanewsonline.com/dno/its-mind-boggling-tourism-minister-says-about-carnival-victorys-cancellatiion.
    cruise ships choose the Caribbean because of the protection of US, Dutch and British naval fleets. They rightfully stated “fuel costs too high” to circum navigate hundreds of square miles of illegal ‘venezuelan territorial sea’ around bird island.

    “Douglas said while one begs the question as the real reasons behind the decision Dominica’s tourism sector will revive.

    According to him, any loss of business in the tourism industry is a serious matter because tourism is the pillar on which the economy sits right now.

    “Carnival Victory happens to be one of our more popular ships and even during the Summer when the traditional cruise season has ended we get weekly calls. There are a number of persons -not only those directly involved-that will be affected by the loss

  8. consequences of foriegn allegiance
    December 17, 2010

    Old rhetoric??? LOL
    Dec 2010 international news is old????

    All international media except Dominicans who are deprived of information are extremely concerned about
    This extremely dangerous nuclear threat in our waters is old???
    Your ignorance and lack of exposure if not so serious you could be a comedian making all LOL

    • Gary
      December 17, 2010

      What is you problem about Nuclear threat, why don’t you send the information you have to the US state Dept.
      sending it to DNO is not going to help. Isn’t there something else you can talk about.

  9. storm
    December 17, 2010

    I think this government should get a price for begging. uhuh, the PM wants at least 1 child in every household to hold a degree by the end of 2015? Good idea but what then? Tell me Mr.Pm, what are they going to do with it after. eat it? Cause they sure aren`t going to get a job in DA? Stop giving handouts and create jobs for people.

  10. just facts
    December 16, 2010

    who was the minister of finance responsible for pushing us over the cliff? Tim Tim or Ambrose and the little man? Cast your vote Raybon. We waiting>

  11. PAIN
    December 16, 2010

    Blackmore forgot, his regime used to take a month and a half to pay Public Servants their salaries man. when Edison and comrads paid on time.

  12. Gee
    December 16, 2010

    ***************************BLACKMOORE”S VISIONS OF THE PAST**********************************************

    Please Hon.Blackmoore…….!!!!!!

    Can we look ahead?????

    Stop reflecting on the past!!! Can you please tell us where you would like to take us in this country? AND don’t just say you’ll take us to the next level. Please tell us your vision for us in DA!! So far the DFP and UWP has yet to tell us their vision AND certainly DLP still has yet to tell us their vision for DA!! All I hear is …..”the next level” with no real substance on details!!

    Instead, you seat here telling people the wrongs of the UWP. Do you realize the election was recently called? Your party won!! If you can remember!! By the way…at one point your party also had problems paying civil servants. It was MAMO who came in and rectified that!! Also, DA under your party rule still can not afford to build an international airport!!

  13. DLP FTW!
    December 16, 2010

    Can’t you guys see that DLP=development? It’s so obvious! Loom at the road that being repair from Roseau to Portsmouth. Plus the stadium which all you critic snare happy are there. So just admit that Hon.Roosevelt Skerrit and his party is the way to go.

  14. follower
    December 16, 2010

    Blackmoore needs to think before he makes these embarassing statement. He needs to understand that although a high percentage of Dominican’s especially his supporters are dumb, deaf, blind and ignorant, we still have educated folks in Dominica. I can raise issue with almost everything he said, but for now, I only want to highlight one of his stupidity. Folks listen to our minister of public works and you will understand why he was a failure to the police force. In comparing the then UWP administration to the now Labour Government, he said in essence that UWP had no money to do anything. He ended by making this idiotic statement “Under James’ watch, the country could not afford to build and international airport.” Listen people, let us not forget the UWP was only in power for 4.5 years and yet the had the vision to build one and went as far as buying land. On the other hand let’s nor forget that this Labour Government is into their tenth year at a time when according to Blackmoore, money is flowing. Then under their watch they should have been far with an International Airport. Doesn’t that make sense? But what have they done? They threw millions of dollars on Melvillehall Airport just to accomodate Wynair and 13 passangers. Wher is the vision? Can this nonesense under their watch pay for itself? Just think man and don’t take us as fools.

  15. chuck
    December 16, 2010

    Well said Flo. these are school girls and boys. none has a political degree. none has an agenda for d/ca. just a bunch of co-shon- ie. trouble makers and gossipers. and their followers……….only god knows. this bunch of so called politicians are damaging more than creating. i cant understand why in a small island like this with a village population cant come together and work for the good of d/ca. all thats happening ii that this poor country is suffering because of the foolishness of this DLP, UWP and whatever P is there. when i look at this island it reminds me of the calypsonian Gypsy. Captain your ship is sinking and if some of these heavy weights dont loose some of that weight well my country will soon be underneath.

  16. DLP
    December 16, 2010

    YOU ARE WRONG AGAIN RAYBURN.

    HOW MANY FACTORIES HAVE YOUR GOV’T BUILD TO PROCESS RAW MATERIAL IN DOINICA?

    WHAT AGRICULTURAL CROPS HAVE YOUR GOV’T INVESTED IN??

    HOW MANY LOCALS HAVE YOUR GOV’T EMPLOYED?

    WHAT IS THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE?

    YOU WANT TO BE P.M BECAUSE SKERRIT IS NEGOTIATING HIS RESIGNATION. BUT COME BETTER THAN THAT.

  17. %
    December 16, 2010

    Blackmore your nonsense is widely ignored….THE ISSUE NOW IS SKERRIT SHOULD RESIGN..GO TELL HIM THAT BLACKIE.

  18. 365 RIVERS
    December 16, 2010

    MR. BLACKMORE, I WISH IF THIS WAS TRUE, BECAUSE I LOVE TO HEAR GOOD THINGS ABOUT MY BELOVE DOMINICA.

    I KNOW YOU AND YOU ARE NOT A TOO SMART GUY, SO LISTEN AND LEARN.

    TRUE GROWTH STARTS WHEN A COUNTRY CAN SELF SUSTAIN FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS.AND WE CAN RIGHT NOW.

    1)WHERE ARE THE LOCAL FATORIES THAT HAVE BEEN BUILT SINCE YOUR PARTY IS IN OFFICE??

    2)WHICH AGRICULTURAL CROPS HAVE YOUR GOV’T INVESTED IN?

    3) HOW MANY COLLEGE GRADUATES HAVE YOUR GOV’T EMPLOYED BOTH LOCALLY AND THOSE COMING BACK FROM OVERSEAS?

    4) HAS CIVIL SERVANTS SALARY INCREASED?

    5) HAS THE LIFE OF DOMINICANS AS A WHOLE IMPROVED??

    I COULD HAVE GONE ON AND ON BUT THESE ARE SOME OF THE AREAS THAT YOU HAVE HAVE TO TEST YOUR PROGRESS AGAINST BEFORE YOU COME AND MAKE THESE STATEMENTS ON RADIO.

    THE LIMUS TEST IS TO PUT YOURSELF IN THE SHOES OF A LOCAL CITIZEN WHO DOES NOT HAVE THE LUXURY OF SKERRIT HAND-OUTS AND THEN YOU CAN COMMENT.

    WHAT IT IS, IS THAT SKERRIT IS NOW NEGOTIATING THE TERMS OF HIS RESIGNATION SO YOU WANT TO OPEN YOUR MOUTH TO BE THE VIABLE REPLACEMENT!! WELL COME BETTER THAN THAT.

  19. only
    December 16, 2010

    Get real. If things were so rosy, why is it that you are still soliciting loans and money from other govt.s? DA is itself unique among the other caribbean islands, most of the others are desert islands that attract the tourists with their beaches. But, DA has the terrain to survive with what will be coming down by the end of next year.

  20. flo
    December 16, 2010

    First, I think some people like too many handouts! I’m not into politics, but I think a lot of people get comfortable. They think that having a college degree means automatic money, automatic jobs. Having a college degree helps a lot, but you have to get up and try. Get up and look for the opportunities. Don’t sit home and say God is good and apply for one job thinking that you’re going to get it because you went to college. God helps those who helps themselves. Then, all the politicians I see are corrupted! ALL!! Not just Skerit, not just labor but all of them. I don’t see any politicians yet that want Dominica’s best interest at heart.It’s all about money and power to them. If skerit go out it’s not going to get better and you people know it. I don’t see the opposition talking about ways to improve, I only see ways to bring down. I barely see what the current government is doing. All they’re doing is fighting amongst each other, throwing words like a bunch of high schoolers.

    • only
      December 16, 2010

      Right on. We don’t need any more career politicians in top govt. positions.
      What is needed here as well as worldwide are individuals that are selfless and whose first priority is to serve the people, ensure freedom and democracy and maintain a balanced budget. To also lower taxes, get rid of VAT and making an atmosphere where business’ can thrive while at the same time keeping a handle on pollution and overgrowth.

  21. observer
    December 16, 2010

    Mr. Blackmore well said……They should give skerritt a BREAK!

    • abdull bayo bois
      December 16, 2010

      yea tell them bro, but skerrit is a thief

    • UHMMM
      December 17, 2010

      uhmmm yes if skerrit falls the whole party crumbles . blackmre knows its true. if skerrit falls which one of his ministers can take on th mantle. we support skerrit not these minisers especially proud blackmore. i dont support blackmore one bit. give me my Skerro. it just so unfortuntate that i directly support blackmore cuz he is part of the party.

  22. Anonymous
    December 16, 2010

    which politican dont lie to get in power they all do they are all the same none better than the other

  23. Thank YOU
    December 16, 2010

    All you just making me vex with this nonesense.

  24. redlight district baby
    December 16, 2010

    i saw a blogger wrote, “when u.w.p was in power it had corruption” but i’d like to know wat corruption since the investigation by mr anthony astaphan have not revealed any such claim, could someone enlighten me with such facts???? yes facts not heresay

  25. Mr FaN cHu MuN
    December 16, 2010

    AFTER READING THIS ARTICAL I AM CONVINCED THAT BLACKMOORE WANTS TO BE OR WILL BE THE PRIME MINISTER OF DOMINICA

    WAAA PAPA GOD SAVE US

    • only
      December 16, 2010

      The cabinet is full of PM wannabe’s.

    • abdull bayo bois
      December 16, 2010

      who,s that mr personallity problemmatic duchbag,, he wont tell domnicans go to hell, hell will same something like pay bondar zor

    • Mr. G
      December 16, 2010

      You are right on this. And you know something else, He talks about how poor Dominica did under the UWP Government with regards to the Debt ratio when at that time the same minister of health sitting with them was the then Minister of Finance.
      Such Fools. Dominica is not in them fellas best interest. Period.

    • UHMMM
      December 17, 2010

      just what i thought in his statement ..

  26. FUSTRATED YOUTH
    December 16, 2010

    so many of us suffering,so many of those that was shouting LABOURRRRRRRRR silent now.
    all parties have corruption but this is the worst.Skerrit said so many things he would have done like the duty on the port was suppose to go down, Open your eyes people things on the port goUUPPPPPP. SUPER MARKET PRICES TOO, so labour party logo is not for the people again is for the skerrit and the ministers because is they that reaping benefits.

    so many people have no money leaving pay check to pay check and hadly pay bills have to juggle from bill to bill which one to pay and which one to live out this month it isn’t easy.

    what about people that graduate from college most have no jobs as yet and will not get any time soon because compnaies downsizing now can’t afford to pay the proper salaries to people.

    lots of kids growing up afaraid for their future don’t you see we in trouble.

    even ministers evicting people what is going on it so hard no shelter,no food , no jobs.

    COME ON PEOPLE WHEN THE U.W.P WAS IN POWER IT HAD CORRUPTION BUT NOT ALL WHAT IS TAKING PLACE NOW SKERRIT STEP DOWN YOU DISAPPOINTING THE YOUTH LIKE ME AND YOU NOT HELPING US GROW AT ALL YOU PUTTING US IN THE GUTTERS.

    STEP DOWN AND FREE OUR COUNTRY.

    • UHMMM
      December 17, 2010

      but u guys serious… i have lots of respect for Mr Edison James. in fact I think he is a better Pm than the present Pm. but presently with the state that the opposition is in rite now , and still quareeling about past election tells me straight off that they will not be doing a beter job than The Labour party. we need a strong opposition and then i wud understand where you are coming from. the opposition allowed itself to become too weak.

  27. yout
    December 16, 2010

    what i need to know about is the dual citizenship pa piess patat economy!!!
    Pls donot run from the facts of the day with your crappy story

  28. Poule Coutouni
    December 16, 2010

    Now Mr Black MORE! You really need to have a haircut. Your brain is falling apart.

  29. HAWK
    December 16, 2010

    As long as the Ministers of Dominica pockets are full, they have their big house, fancy ride the Country is doing GREAT, i mean with all the companies letting go (firing) employees, plus banana dead, farmers crying, things could not be better right Mr. Blackie and let us not forget Chinese are taking over so it could not be better….
    if Dominica was over a cliff as you say and now so much more shit happening plus a Chinese opening on every corner of the road, where are we NOW?

    • abdull bayo bois
      December 16, 2010

      them man give in their memorandum of understanding with china about 80 percent of our economic power…. THAT IS WHY DEY HIDING IT… REVOLUTION TIME

    • marv
      December 16, 2010

      My friend Chinese are taking over all over, not only in Dominica. What I see with the chinese, they see an opportunity and they take it. It could be a restaurant, nails, or even hotels, they get together with an idea, and they move from there with their idea, and it seems to be working. No only in Dominica, but in the USA, areas that are Afro-American, the chinese come in that community and do the same thing.

      We need to learn a lesson from that, get together as a community (County) and see how can we build our own country, instead of having someone from outside come in and do it. Before you know it they will be rich with the same money Dominicans think that they don’t have. But instead the chinese will get rich over them.

    • POPE
      December 16, 2010

      Under the cliff!

  30. The Natural Truth
    December 16, 2010

    Dominica is doing MUCH BETTER than most Caribbean countries during the recession. I understand the need to hi-light some of your accomplishments especially during these days where there are a barrage of accusations levelled against your government, but be careful with your exaggerations. Remember we may be more enlightened than you are…we are not as gullible as you might think.

    If DA is doing so good why isn’t the reverse happening, where Dominicans are fleeing Dominica for their fellow Caribbean countries. Am not aware of people flocking to DA looking for opportunities. Again your effort is noted but we know an exaggeration even as subtle as it may seem.

  31. flabbergastered
    December 16, 2010

    Dominica’s economy is a pansy scheme just like Bernie Maddoff Pansy scheme, begging one dictator to pay the other dictator. If anyone believes that a country can sustain itself by not producing anything, just taking loans, producing bogus reports to show progress and the bottom will not eventually drop from under you, it is worse than I thought… You people beg and borrow, take three quarters of the proceeds for yourselves, use one 10th to keep your blind followers happy, use 55 to show that you are doing something. Produce false reports to show progress and you call that good fiscal management… Rayburn dear Skerritt is no Bernie Maddof who took the consequences and did not take anybody down with him. All of you who enjoyed the fruits of the pansy scheme are coming down with Skerritt… You know him better than me, so I don’t have to tell you… Many chairs are going to be broken when the bridge eventually comes crashing down from under the crooks.

    • joy
      December 16, 2010

      I agree with you but is not a “pansy” scheme but a ‘ponzi’ scheme

      • Flabbergastered!
        December 17, 2010

        Thanks for the correction!!! You are right!

  32. Warren
    December 16, 2010

    Are you ready to jum ship now Blackie? This may be your opportunity Corporal. Take the early flight out.

  33. WENDY
    December 16, 2010

    ALWAYS A LYING COME BACK TO COVER-UP WRONG, MR MINISTER SEARCH YOUR SOUL AND FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIFE BE HONEST.JUST A DAMN PIT THAT DOMINICA IS THE ONLY COUNRTY WHERE A DOUNCE CAN BECOME A MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT.

  34. consequences of foriegn allegiance
    December 16, 2010

    Including involving us in nuclear missile crisis
    http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2010/12/iran-placing-ballistic-missiles-in.html
    Iran ballistic missiles in Venezuelan territory.

    http://us.mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6B72SI20101208?ca=rdt
    Russia Iran assist Venezuela with nuclear energy.

    Why?
    1. http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre6b01a6-us-russia-putin-missiles/

    2. http://us.mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE63115720100402?ca=rdt
    Russia Venezuela arms deals

    http://us.mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6080BB20100109?ca=rdt

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8601388.stm
    Economic consequences of nuclear arms race.
    http://dominicanewsonline.com/dno/its-mind-boggling-tourism-minister-says-about-carnival-victorys-cancellation/

    “The management of Carnival Victory has indicated that the high costs of fuel is the main factor for the cancellation.” Without the protection of naval fleets cruise ships fuel costs too high to circum navigate illegal ‘venezuelan territorial sea’

    “Douglas said while one begs the question as the real reasons behind the decision Dominica’s tourism sector will revive.

    According to him, any loss of business in the tourism industry is a serious matter because tourism is the pillar on which the economy sits right now.

    “Carnival Victory happens to be one of our more popular ships and even during the Summer when the traditional cruise season has ended we get weekly calls. There are a number of persons -not only those directly involved-that will be affected by the loss but we will continue to strive.

    He said Dominica is one of the most premiere destinations in the Caribbean.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isla_Aves
    France, French citizen/agent as Dominican PM (http://www.immigrationcitizenship.eu/2005/12/french-citizenship.html)and st. Vincent comrade support Venezuelan illegal claims of most of the Caribbean sea.

    “Isla de Aves (Spanish for “Island of Birds”), or Aves Island, is a Caribbean dependency of Venezuela. It has been the subject of numerous territorial disputes between the neighboring independent islands, such as Dominica, and European mother countries of surrounding dependent islands, such as the Netherlands. It lies to the west of the Leeward Islands chain at 15°40′18″N 63°36′59″W. It is 375 m in length and never more than 50 m in width, and rises 4 m above the sea on a calm day. According to the UN Law of the Seas it is classified as a rock, which would only give Venezuela a twelve mile economic zone. However, Venezuela claims it is an island which grants it a 200 mile Exclusive Economic Zone. Mostly sand, a small portion has some scrubby vegetation. It is sometimes completely submerged during hurricanes. It is 115 miles southwest of the closest land, Montserrat, 140 miles west of Dominica and 340 miles north of the Venezuelan mainland.

    For some time the island has been in danger of eroding altogether, and Venezuelan authorities are considering ways to protect it, along with the territorial claims to the Caribbean Sea which radiate from Isla Aves. The impact of Hurricane Allen in the 1980 Atlantic hurricane season divided it into two parts, but accretions of coral have subsequently reunited it. On August 17, 2007, the force of Hurricane Dean severely eroded the island.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Convention_on_the_Law_of_the_Sea

    Chavez opens fuel storage on Dominica closest source to Avis isle
    http://www.gis.dominica.gov.dm/news/june2009/phcvdfcowfsdp.php

    Venezuelan army expands airport in Dominica.
    http://www.dominica.gov.dm/cms/index.html?q=node/169

    Why?
    One. Russian response to: http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre6b01a6-us-russia-putin-missiles/

    Two.
    Gulf oil spill demonstrated that deep water oil is not as accessible as was thought. Therefore accessible oil reserves have suddenly been reduced to a fraction of 2009 estimates.

    Why Iran involvement?

    Saudi permission to Israel strike iran:
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article7148555.ece

    Scenario:

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3941040,00.html
    ‘As Iranian and Russian engineers began loading fuel into Iran’s first nuclear power plant on Saturday, Iran’s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promised a global response if his country is attacked, in an interview with Qatari daily Al-Sharq.

    “Our options will have no limits… They will touch the entire planet,” he said Saturday in response to a question about Tehran’s reaction in the event of such an attack’

    Does this answer why cruise ships weary about navigating iranian and Russian Armed Venezuelan disputed territory?

    Global economic fall out.
    http://ricks.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2010/09/02/the_global_fallout_we_d_face_from_an_israeli_strike_against_iran_s_nuke_plants
    —–
    France and German vs US interest in:
    1. Iraq
    Why was iraq invaded?
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters 2000): U.N. to let Iraq sell oil for euros, not dollars
    http://edition.cnn.com/2000/WORLD/meast/10/30/iraq.un.euro.reut/

    2. Iran
    Iran Ends Oil Transactions In U.S. Dollars
    http://wap.cbsnews.com/site?sid=cbsnews&pid=sections.detail&storyId=4057490&index=1
    Why did France commission its agent as Caricom/ECCB/Dominica PM to implement EU policies?
    ‘A shift by OPEC to the euro would rapidly confront the US with an economic “nightmare scenario.” Major oil importers would need to transfer some of their funds from US dollars reserves—stocks, bonds and other assets—into euro reserves. This would see a sharp fall in the value of the dollar, possibly setting in motion a further withdrawal of funds as investors became nervous over the value of their dollar assets. Suddenly the burgeoning US debt, which at present plays little or no role in day-to-day financial calculations, would become a factor of considerable importance.

    In other words, a switch in the financial basis of the oil export market, or a significant part of it, would have major consequences for the global financial position of the US, quite irrespective of whether oil was freely available or the price charged for it. However, if the US were in control of Iraqi supplies, either directly or through a puppet, it would be in a much better position to block any currency shift by the OPEC countries.’
    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1554.htm

    How many wars did France fight to get control of Dominica’s resources (then wood and water)?
    Today:

    Geothermal energy: how many islands can Roseau valley can supply?

    Nuclear fuel: what provides the energy for the boiling lake and makes Dominica the most active volcanic nation on earth?

    Fisheries: how much do french fishers sell 1 blue or Yellow fin tuna for?
    ‘ BBC News reports that a single bluefin tuna has been sold for the highest price in the past nine years at a Tokyo fish auction. The 232 kilogram (511 pound) fish fetched 16.28 million yen, or a bit over $175,000:
    ( http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/01/endangered-bluefin-tuna-fetches-record-price-tokyo-auction.php )
    Japan drives the global market for bluefin tuna, eating more of it than any other nation, and while this particular fish was caught in waters off Japan where stocks are not as depleted as they are in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, the price itself and the increase over prices for similar fish last year is significant’

    Silica for sola panels

    Agrigate for construction/ sea defense in rising seas.

    • spy
      December 16, 2010

      Keep it simple man! Who you think wants to read all that..strupess

      • abdull bayo bois
        December 16, 2010

        DOMINICANS KNOW EVERYTHING WITHOUT READING…. IT JUST COME TO THEIR HEAD, AND SO THEY WALK ABOUT WEARING THEIR IGNORANCE LIKE A BADGE OF HONOR(P/CHARLES),,
        WHEN THEY SPEAK, THEY DO IT WITH AUTHORITY, KNOWING NOTHING ABOUT EVERYTHING….. CAUSE THEY DONT READ.
        A FAMOUS AUTHOR WROTE, THE EASIEST PLACE TO HIDE A 100 DOLLAR BILL FROM A BLACKMAN IS IN A BOOK….

    • karma
      December 16, 2010

      dno seriously, don’t u think this one just too long!!

    • Gary
      December 16, 2010

      Oh Boy hear you go again, same old rhetoric ain’t you not getting tried saying the something. believing the same thing. Can’t you say something new,any thing gosh I will tell you Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.

      • Retard
        December 16, 2010

        Lol a retard calling you a retard hahahahhaha!

  35. Anonymous
    December 16, 2010

    Please!!! How are we doing better with higher unemployment, the death of agriculture, a national debt you all refuse to reveal…where is the better? 2 roads you all build with no D/cans working on them and a Helicopter pad you renovate in Marigot, you call that progress. Dominica does not have an striving economy mR Blackmore. Tell the people what D/ca export for foreign exchange. The DLP has NEVER negotiated any business deal for D/ca. Everthing they have done was given as a gift atthe same time NOT telling the people how they have to pay back –Eg, the MOU, what is in it, tell us! Mr Chavez gave money not because we nogotiated it, he just wanted some scape goat on his side so money is a way to buy a few, that what he did. What has DLP really negotiated for the benefit of D/cans? We don’t mind loans if we get the full benefit of the loan. We don’t mind gifts and grants but please dont sell the soul of the country for a few pennies……IN that case we will take the EU loans and else where…That we will spend with the pepole in progress in mind…DLP has destroy D/ca. All the money and work you all receive has brought a curse to the country…WAtch the type of crimes, the youth are all astray, worst in our history. Evry gvtmnt official is tainted with corruption, morals and values you all have sent to the pits….Our good D/can name in the mud. Even the Bajans are laughing us because we promise them food and fruits and we yet to sent them a lime much less for a plantain….Blackmore u and all the Bandits NEED TO GO!!!

    • Season greetings all
      December 16, 2010

      where are the stats for the increase in unemployment? because I know certainly that is not correct. You people need to get a life because there was a published report that dominica is the only one who saw a surplus in 2010 and no one had anything to say about that. Is people like all you that bringing allu own country down.

      get a life and appreciate what we have stop complaining and FINALLY you know what!!!

      People never appreciate their country until they leave for a few months and see how bad things are in other place they will say BOYYYY I MISSING D/CA WE.appreciate you country and the people that are trying.

    • Lizavier4Jesus
      December 16, 2010

      Did you say: “national debt you all refuse to reveal?” Did you really understand the “theme” of the news article above? Did you not read the message of a news article a few days ago which says that Dominica has a surplus in its budget for the past fiscal year? Or is it that you do not know what “surplus” means?

      Come on you guys think before you write, or do not write anything if you are not sure of what is your mind.

  36. concerned
    December 16, 2010

    “in fact Dominica was just over a cliff for a little breeze to blow it down” and the treasury was still robbed of thousands of dollars by you and your band of theives? Are you making any sense Mr.Minister? Please don’t try to cover up. Deal with the issues of the day!

  37. ZERO
    December 16, 2010

    Blackmore presently we do not want to hear that..Go tell the PM stop disrespecting the constitution and the people of Dominica…DO THE HONOURABLE THING AND RESIGN..

  38. flabbergastered
    December 16, 2010

    Rayburn you know that is BS! and all of you all need to go down with Skerritt! Every last one of this regime, all you know darn well what Skerritt is all about! None of you people in this administration have any credibility at all.. Your place in Dominica’s history is in the same disgraceful hall of shame with Skerritt. You are no better than him.

    • yes i
      December 16, 2010

      allu dnt knw wat allu want! only criticizing! stupes

  39. principles
    December 16, 2010

    wow
    how did he do tht
    bye geting alot of grants, well iknow that he is betterspeaker than eddo.
    can we sustain ourselves?

    please someone tell me how he did it. I AM NOT CRITICIZING. where did he get all that money from. black mooore can you give me annswere?

    • Typical Dominican
      December 16, 2010

      u still askin where he get money from??… skerrit had tell ppl go to hell wi! when they had ask dat lollll

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