PM declares National State of Mourning

Chavez
Chavez died after a two-year battle with cancer

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has declared a National State of Mourning in Dominica following the death of Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez.

Chavez dies on Tuesday afternoon after a two-year battle with cancer.

The prime minister said he has asked the ‘relevant’ authorities to convene a special memorial Mass for Chavez at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church on Thursday, March 7.

In a statement to the nation on Tuesday evening, Skerrit described Chavez as a true friend of Dominica and “Dominican in many respects.”

“I wish from the outset to declare a National State of Mourning in the Commonwealth of Dominica,” he said. “It is without reservation therefore that I request that all flags in the Commonwealth of Dominica be flown at half staff effective tomorrow March 6 and continuing to the morning following the internment of our fallen friend, brother and comrade.”

The memorial Mass will be held at 5:00 pm.

He said the family of Chavez and the people of Venezuela are in the prayers of Dominicans. “We share the pain and the great loss,” he remarked.

The prime minister said Chavez’s love for Dominica transcended the monetary, material and physical. “It was a love that manifested itself in every encounter, whether in Caracas, Roseau or another regional capital,” he noted.

Sometimes, overcome by emotions, Skerrit said he has lost a great ‘colleague, father, brother and a friend.’ “Hugo Chavez held my hands in the brightest and darkest hours of my tenure to date as your prime minister,” he said. “Dominica and I could have looked to him for guidance and we received such in the spirit of mutual friendship and respect.”

He also assured the government of Venezuela of Dominica’s continued support and said the government will indicate further initiatives “to appropriately record its sadness on the passing of president Chavez and its commitment to the commemoration of his work.”

Chavez’s body will lie in state for three days from Wednesday until a memorial service and a public funeral on Friday, Foreign Minister Elias Jaua has said.

 

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178 Comments

  1. March 7, 2013

    Morning Mr. Ignus Thomas…..

    Sometimes, the truth offends brother. Unfortunately, your mind is clouded by gifts which you might have received from President Chavez. But at what cost brother? There are alot of people who will do good. Let’s take a drug dealer for example. For the man who is down and out and the dealer makes a proposition. At the time of the proposition, it might seem like a good way out of poverty. Now,ask yourself, at what cost?

    There will be people who mourn President Chavez, and i feel for his family. It’s the same way there were those who mourned for Osama Bin Ladin and Moammar Gadhafi. Would there be people who said that they did good for their people and country? I’m sure they did!!! But what about the majority?

    Have you ever lived in a communist country? I would encourage you to move to one and then get back to me on that. I am a PROUD DOMINICAN/AMERICAN brother. All that glitters is not gold my friend. Don’t sell your soul for new roads or seaports. Stand for what is true, just, and right. NO MATTER WHAT THE COST!!! HUMAN RIGHTS…..freedom of speech, religion, etc.

    One thing i can truly say, is that many die trying to this land where the “big fish” resides. Have you ever learned of the land of oppurtunity? I wonder why they call it that? I’m not mad at you brother, I only want you to think outside of the box.

  2. Morihei Ueshiba
    March 7, 2013

    Analysts from Criminal Justice International Associates recently estimated that the Chávez Frías family in Venezuela has ‘amassed a fortune” similar to that of the Castro brothers in Cuba – value of $2 billion. 8)

  3. stehen
    March 6, 2013

    what about BIRD ISLAND is it on anyones mind?

  4. pssst
    March 6, 2013

    fresh from venezuela: those people who sit outside dominica and run their mouth knowing nothing. no government can solve all problems, but maybe our leaders can take a tip in how he loved his people. Chavez..u had to smile for everyone and be strong for everyone, but i am sure in the silence u cried when u thought of your sufferings,,,u will be missed, ur critics will keep criticizing. sigue la lucha!

    • Justice and Truth
      March 7, 2013

      There is not one person in this world who does not have problems and who does not smile but cry inside or in the confines of their homes. Chavez is no exception and as a politician. They keep smiling but are hurting inside. You should visualize what politicians have to put up with especially with the opposition and non-supporters. I visualize that it is a living hell.
      Chavez is gone and I hope his soul is resting at peace from the turmoil, obstacles and struggles of this earth – human ones.

  5. March 6, 2013

    DOMINICANTOTHEBONE you would have done Dominica much good if you had held your peace and say nothing, instead of writing that crap. Now is not the time to point out what wrong you think Mr. Chavez had done.

    Dominica (DOMINICANS) benefited a lot from Mr. Chavez, and the Govt. and people of the great country of Venezuela. If a new administration were to lead this country,they’d be glad to find people who love Dominica; and contribute to its advancement like Chavez did. So join all who truly are “Dominicans at heart” and mourn the passing away of a true friend.

    You think that Chavez was a dictator? If so I’ll say: “I love this kind of dictatorship.” Point to any other Venezuelan President who loved and cared about the poor even half as much as our beloved Chavez did. For that matter, any leader in all the world, for the last hundred years? Your answer?..NO ANSWER?__You want my answer?___ Our beloved Skerrit comes pretty close.

    Don’t let American polititians full you. Not even Obama. Most of us are ‘small fishes’; and every big fish out there is out to have us for dinner. Chavez, though in a position was a big fish; identified with the small fish, the ordinary man/woman.

    So wise up my brothers. Free your minds of all the junk with which America, England, and others are bombarding us. They won’t tell you that had it not been for Chavez, many Americans would have frozen to death during the last ten or so winters seasons.

    • March 7, 2013

      AMEN,

      vamos a brindamos por eso chamo,lets drink to that!

    • lang dough
      March 7, 2013

      U were going on pretty good until u dared compare cSkeritt with Chavez. Chavez was nationalizing his countries natural resources to feed the poor. Skeritt believed intakin all dominica’s natural resource and give to foreigners namely sand, agregregate,geothermal as well as all the jobs , pasport and land.

  6. Pondera
    March 6, 2013

    Venezuella has been a true friend of Dominica for a long time. The era of President Chavez has deepened that relationship. As a Dominica, blue, red or green, I concur that President Chavez payed special attention to the needs of Dominica. We must admit that PM Skerrit had alot to do with this peculiar synergy between Dominica and Venezuella. Against this backdrop, the passing of Chavez is a great loss for Dominica. We empathize with his family and every citizen of Venezuella. We can only pray for God’s leading upon the country that has stood firmly with him during his moment of need. We shall always remember Chavez and the people of Venezuella.

  7. We are not fools
    March 6, 2013

    DNO, the same things you blocking my comments for are being echoed by other persons and you accepting theirs. Is it that you discriminate based on name. If u don’t want me on your site just tell me and I will not waste precious time to read, comment or go on your site. RIP

    • Justice and Truth
      March 7, 2013

      It is not what you state but how you state it.

  8. dayandnightvision
    March 6, 2013

    Is not a national day of mourning, is a state of mourning. Please understand the English language

  9. March 6, 2013

    Hmmmm

    what chaves did for his ppl,niether US,or any other did for there own,yes chaves root out the greedy,tirant venezuelians who wanted to oppress the poor,thats whatyou are hearing now,i would have dont it too,the others had sympathise,to the greedy wealthy rich venezuelians,and they too he give them a piece of there own medicine,

    I wont doubt that outside spies had poising mr chaves,if they the isrealis can do it to arafat,who is chaves?

    all they, interested are on the venezuelians oil,thats all and keep the locals ,like beggers,and make then second class citezen in there own country,

  10. Pancho 049
    March 6, 2013

    Chavez : These are my 10 reasons why I will not miss you:

    1. your inability to engage in a dialogue with anyone that opposed you. Even from your death bed, you had a Supreme Court justice fired because she didn’t agree with your politics.

    2. Your disrespect for the rule of law. In 1999, you re-wrote the Constitution to fit your needs, and yet you violated it almost on a daily basis. crime exploded in Venezuela.

    3. The way you manipulated Venezuelans to think you were really working for them. .

    4. The astounding level of corruption of your government. millions of dollars and your only reaction was to attack the media that revealed the corruption.

    5. the price of oil was $9.30, and in 2008 it reached $126.33. There was so much good you could have done with that money! And yet you decided to throw it away on corruption, buying elections and weapons.

    6. Your attacks on private property . You nationalized hundreds of private companies because you wanted no one left with any power to oppose you. you could force public employees to attend your political rallies

    7. You shut down more than 30 radio and television stations for being critical of your government, you denied access to foreign currency for newspapers to buy printing paper (regular citizens can’t access foreign currency unless you authorize it), you imprisoned people without trial for years, you imprisoned people for crimes of opinion, you fired tens of thousands of public employees for signing a petition

    8. You kicked out the Americans but then you pulled down your pants for the Cubans, Russians, Chinese and Iranians. And you made it clear that your alliances would be with governments that massacre their own people.

    9. you allowed illegal armed groups to operate. You gave them weapons. You had the Russians set up a Kalashnikov plant in Venezuela. You gave weapons to the Colombian guerrilla, whose only agenda is murder and drug-dealing.

    10. you organized a coup in 1992. There was no democracy in your political party: you chose each of the candidates for the National Assembly and for city and state governments. When the opposition won the referendum that would have allowed you to change the Constitution in 2007, you disavowed the results and allow yourself to be reelected as many times as you wanted. You manipulated the elections in 2010 to make sure the opposition didn’t get more than a third of seats in Parliament even though they got 51% .

    Rest in peace now, while we try to rebuild the mess of a country that you left .

    • Anonymous
      March 6, 2013

      WOW well there’s another persepective!

      Sounds vaguely familiar 8-O

    • pssst
      March 6, 2013

      and thats all u have on him? smh…

    • pongpong
      March 6, 2013

      great piece to research work. the people with the thumbs down are the non reading begging for handout lazy fools.

    • RIP
      March 6, 2013

      i agreee…he thought he was immortal but god is in control..gone but will be forgotten..

    • Anonymous
      March 6, 2013

      brainwashed fool!!!!!!

    • IPO
      March 6, 2013

      Such gabbage

      8. You kicked out the Americans but then you pulled down your pants for the Cubans, Russians, Chinese and Iranians. And you made it clear that your alliances would be with governments that massacre their own people.

      Pull down pants…these things are not for Veneuela but for the Americans who are legalizing gay man.

      Secondly Chevez does not have blood on his hands….so stop your nonsense…Iraq, Afganistan, Lybia, Grenada, Panama, Palestine…do you want me to continue PUNK

    • March 7, 2013

      Hmmm,

      the last piece i just read,while we try to rebuild?your not a native of dominica!and your a spy!,i think the dominica secuirity agents should find you and put you out!

      all chaves did was to get ridd off all the greedy nasty,right wealthy american style venezuelians,put them in place,

      did you ever realise since he was there,the poor had the chance to better them self?and some of them could attend to school?how much peasents you heard that got drown by the glaziers water,when it melt from the mountains? the assault rifles was to protect the people of venezuela,from any one who want to invade there country,and yes while the chines is there and the russians,and the iranians,the greedy americans cant do a thing!
      so go get a cool drink of water,and chill out,
      yet you dont sound like a dominican,but we have to rebuild!

  11. john
    March 6, 2013

    moi paka mourn

  12. Anonymous
    March 6, 2013

    RIP Chavez, there is good and bad in each and everyone of us.

  13. hallie berrie
    March 6, 2013

    Thanks Chavez for all the help you have given to Dominica. May your soul rest in peace.

    But Mr. Prime MInister, You should declare the day of mourning, a national holiday because i cannot work and mourn. :lol:

  14. dhestini
    March 6, 2013

    last week was the burial of a late born and bred Dominican. a role model to most media persons and beyond in Dominica. once general manager of the state-owned radio station. yet that same state-owned radio station refused to carry an hr n half funeral service live. nt considering the Dominicans who were actually affected by his death n cldnt make it to the funeral. n that state-owned radio station answers to our very same prime minister. yet a foreigner dies, n we have to accept a national day of mourning? the man was my father nah? what had d man done for me? my condolences to the man’s family, but hell, he’s nt my family for me to accept a national day of mourning. i’ll do that personally when my own family member dies.. or somebody who actually contributed something to my life. mr PM, he was ur ‘father,frnd,brother,sister. mourne the man. dont ask the nation to do it with u. we probably clda joined u for mr Frampton…matter of fact, did u even acknowledge his death? hmmm…peace.

    • Anonymous
      March 6, 2013

      Why do you anti-government (anti-Dominica)partisan fools need to lie about everything in this country??? For the record DBS DID carry the funeral service of Mr. Frampton LIVE.

      • dhestini
        March 6, 2013

        Yes. Infact they did. AFTER THEY WERE PUT UNDER FIRE BY THE DOMINICAN PUBLIC!!! For a man like Mr Ferdinand Frampton that shld have been their frst instict. They did not have to endure public scutiny in order to air the service. That’s my point. Putting dominicans aside in their own country n embracing outsiders. Tell me what is nt true about that statement. Show some respect for our fellow dominicans before asking me to mourn for somebody I don’t know

  15. Samantha
    March 6, 2013

    Express condolences, yes.But a national day of mourning? Come on!

    • Marcus Hill
      March 6, 2013

      “…..effective tomorrow March 6 and continuing to the morning following the internment of our fallen friend, brother and comrade.”

    • DRAGON
      March 6, 2013

      What’s wrong with thinking of someone who has done so much for the Dominican people? Is Dominica on a total shutdown? If you do not see the need to mourn keep that to yourself.

      • Justice and Truth
        March 7, 2013

        Where is your mind on this? It is not a ‘national holiday’ but a ‘state of mourning’ and flags will be flown at half staff in his memory of one who was generous to Dominica. I am certain that other countries that Chavez aided will also do likewise.

    • Anonymous
      March 6, 2013

      Some of us must learn to understand English. he asked the country to be in a state of mourning, not a national day of mourning

    • Anonymous
      March 6, 2013

      The PM asked for the country to be in a state of mourning, not a national day of mourning. Papamet. Try to understand English

  16. March 6, 2013

    My condolences to the Chavez family. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

    President Chavez has done good things for many, however his legacy will remain that he was a dictator and persecuted his own people. We can find good in everyone if we look deep enough. I am still perplexed at the “company that PM Skeritt chooses to keep and those he chooses to be his mentors. I have always known our little country to always be struggling and i know we can do a lot better. Wouldn’t it be in our countries best interest if we leaned more towards countries that support a democratic society whether those that are communists? Like that saying goes; charity begins at home but at the same time, we always tend to hurt the ones that are closest to us. In the case of Mr. Chavez, he failed the Vanezualian people, always tried to show the world a sweet face, yet he hurt his people that are closest to him.

    I pray that our PM is not leaning towards communism. The reason for this comment is totally based on his record of the company which he keeps.

    PM….I’m sorry for your loss as well. I pray that his passing will allow you to search within your soul and ask yourself, am i doing the best for my countrymen(women). What will my legacy be?

    • Tri-State Beauty
      March 6, 2013

      Before you raise your blood pressure about Communism vs Democracy I urge you to inform yourself. People are known to fear that which they do not understand, in some instances it’s more comforting to align yourself with the majority and make excuses for their out right injustices than share a cup of coffee with the percieved rebel who is unafraid to stand up, and speak for the masses. Leaders like Chavez have balls and guts that many so called patriots of Dominica have only on the net and call in programs on all political sides. Their demise begins not because of the company they keep, but when the power they hold finally manifest itself and their egos lose touch with the cause that propelled them to such power.

      However in all of that, Chavez, Fidel, Maurice, MalcomX, Moise Tshombe, Jomo Kenyata, Roosie Douglas et al are men worth keeping company. Know yourself my people, and carve your own history, we no longer need to live by ..”what we know is what they teach us”. Your view on Communism is clouded by what you have been schooled to believe, when was Chavez ever a communist?

      • S.Stoute
        March 6, 2013

        You forgot CHE Tri-State Beauty!!! I am impressed and intrigued all at once. Wow there’s hope yet for Dominica. School them!!! In Dominica all toothpaste is Colgate, all deodorant is Lander-stick etc. I’m often shocked at the comments people can LOG on to the net and make with full confidence. If anything Chavez displayed more Socialist tendencies, which overlaps with certain aspects of Communism, however he was a REVOLUTIONIST who carved his own brand of leadership,pegged from several ideologies and systems. Many of his political enemies still admired him. At best Chavez was a showman and gentler than most outsiders even realize.

      • Tut-Tut
        March 6, 2013

        Alas Triee you have time with Dominicans. Just wait to see the number of thumbs down you are going to get. Chavez with all his antics was supplying almost 3 million americans with heating oil at no cost. Some of Chavez closest friends are high ranking American citizens and celebrities.

      • Anonymous
        March 6, 2013

        Tri-State Beauty, please continue to educate ignorant folks such as ‘Dominicantothebone’ because there is just too much of uninformed ignorance running loose in the country!!!!

      • March 7, 2013

        hmmm,

        To tri-state beauty,have you notcie,all who stand up to the USA,are falling dead? 2 Dominicans Pm,and now a venezuelians president?Hmmm,sticky bussines,

    • Anonymous
      March 6, 2013

      Do you even know the meanning of the word ‘Dictator’ or you are just regurgitating the crap that right wing media houses such as FOX NEWS through down your throat??? Try being an independent thinker dude. If you really search for the truth maybe you just might find it.

    • Pas Las
      March 6, 2013

      Libya, Cuba, China, Venezuela….I see a pattern.

  17. Jespen
    March 6, 2013

    Say what you want, but El Presidente Chavez was a true friend of the region

  18. Marcus Hill
    March 6, 2013

    My Sympathies go out to the family of the deceased Hugo Chavez. May his soul rest in peace.

  19. leroy Richards
    March 6, 2013

    God bless his soul, so much will be said, but to me this man was a true hero on many fronts. He will be remembered by many, so what ever the priminister think he should do in the honor and rememberance of this fallen hero we as Dominicans should support him. Rest in peace Hugo Chavez..

    • possie
      March 6, 2013

      My friend de money bag bust you kno, so stop sing for your super, you are not on the bobol list.

  20. spirit 202
    March 6, 2013

    truly a friend of Dominica REST in PEACE brother uncle cha :lol:

  21. Patience
    March 6, 2013

    Whether or not you are a supporter I think this death comes as a tragedy and is heartfelt..Anybody who lends a hand in time of need to Dominica is a fren of mine

    RIP President Hugo Chavez

  22. Birdy1964
    March 6, 2013

    Mr.Skeritt. Sir I don’t know you, but one day i will meet you. We Dominican over sea are praying for you, for god to give you strenght to rule this country. It a shame your are not aprecaited by some of our own dominican people. watching from outside you are a good person, who love your country. You are not ungreatful. Your are a ruler.

  23. Anonymous
    March 6, 2013

    Who has Dominica helped? Always the beggar never the giver.

    Anyway, RIP Hugo and thanks for everything you tried to do for us.

  24. Rule
    March 6, 2013

    Most Dominicans are unaware of the injustices that Chavez bestowed upon the people of Venequela.
    When Ma Charles died, I did not see a national day of mourning

  25. hope
    March 6, 2013

    You were more than the leader of a country! You were somebody’s husband, father, and friend. On a day like today, I ask God to strengthen those whom you have left behind.

    Your kindness to my homeland is ingrained in my memory. Farewell.

  26. wotton waven /Possie
    March 6, 2013

    Me gustaria transmitir mi sentimentos al gobierno y pueblo de Venezuela por el fallecimento de su querido Presidente Hugo Chavez.Descanse en paz.

    • March 7, 2013

      To wotten waven-possie,

      pls add a english translation too,la proxima ves,escrito or tradusir lo in engles,
      gracias

  27. ginger beer
    March 6, 2013

    To those who are enemies of the fallen, Proverbs 24:17 says – “Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles.”

    May your soul rest in peace, Chavez.

  28. Anonymous
    March 6, 2013

    I do not live in da. But that will always be my home chavez is a great man and true friend to the ppl of dominica. The man that is right on with the creation of ALBA and brave enough to stand and speak against external forces nationalism is our only hope for our future. This great man should be written in our history books. God bless you SIR GO IN PEACE. Now for the person who thinks. DA is so poor. I live in the US 13 yrs and I never knew what I had till I moved out of DA. We measure our value. based on how happy we are in DA in the us. It’s. Based on how much $$ you have. OMG we are so blessed in DOMINICA the american deram is only advertized on tv. Its not real you are a slave to the system here I work full time make more than 1000 us a week and still can’t live as happy as I did in DA. Making $2800. That’s why its called the American dream and truely that all it is A DREAM. I would not advice anyone to leave this beautiful Paradise. Notice how so many foreigners are buying up land. That’s because they want what you have. PS DOMICANS wake upto reality. Take it from someone whose been there as a us soldier and civilian THAT’S. WHY I’VE FINALLY DECIDED TO MOVE BACK IN DEC. 2013. ONE LOVE!!!!

  29. Nikkei
    March 6, 2013

    R.I.P HUGO

  30. grell
    March 6, 2013

    cold hearted people what did hugo do to any of you haters,may his soul rest in peace.

  31. Mr. C
    March 6, 2013

    Boy Dom in a cans not easy rejocing over someone friend that dies. Shame shame shame…like the bible say we know nt the time nor the day…we have friends too……Thats all am saying…..

    • Waitukubul-original
      March 6, 2013

      My fellow Dominicans,those of you who rejoice or are being sarcastic about the man’s passing, be mindful that death is not prejudice. Everyone has an appointment with death and yours and neither you nor your family is excluded. In times such as this you put aside your political agendas, get off your high horses and be human for once. He has family and friends who are hurting in whose shoes you would not want to walk right now. So keep rejoicing, your time of mourning will come too. When comes to death, NO ONE LEFT BEHIND.

    • Wiseup
      March 6, 2013

      same thing i checking

  32. Poul Bwa
    March 6, 2013

    “Most of the motley collection of parties that backed the Bolivarian revolution were merged into the Venezuelan United Socialist Party (PSUV). Mr Chávez also created two other instruments of control: a militia of around 125,000, answerable directly to him rather than the army command; and a network of community councils which took over many of the functions (and revenues) of local government. Foreign leftist academics claimed that all this added up to an empowering “direct democracy”, superior to the incipient welfare state set up by Latin America’s social democratic governments. But to others, it looked like a top-down charade of participation, in which all power lay with the president.

    ” Sound familiar?

  33. Che'
    March 6, 2013

    Why in the “Catholic Church”? Why not somewhere mutual? Again the Catholic Church have such a bad name….. and we all know what have been said about Skerrit and Our Bishop….

    • hmmm
      March 6, 2013

      Because Chavez was also Catholic. What is the big deal about which church its held in???? Is that relevant which church a memorial service is held in….God will not be asking you what church you attended!!

    • Malgraysa
      March 6, 2013

      I have no preferences but remember, Hugo Chavez was and remains a Roman Catholic, which is also still the majority faith in Dominica. I’m sure that other faiths are more than welcome to join the service and if they are charitable I’m sure they will. We all serve one, and the same God, malgraysa!

    • laps
      March 6, 2013

      i want to answer you, the catholic church has a bad name and so too the so called righteous churches , there is one god and only one god. the catholic church dayfoe out in the open but the others hide theirs. catholic will jump carnival in the open without covering their faces, but the other religions will join the sensay to put their face under a mask, get to reality!!!! let he who have no sin cast the first stone breda.

    • jaz
      March 6, 2013

      Sorry mate, but he is a better Catholic “Christian” than you.

    • Public officer
      March 6, 2013

      stupes, if you doh have nofing to say go sit in an ants nest, cha!!! he was a catholic and the catholic church have to celebrate his life, and dats dat, eh eh, what happen to those so called save soul there nuh

    • Lang Bef
      March 6, 2013

      What has been said about Skerrit and the Bishop? I want to know. Tell me :mrgreen:

    • Justice and Truth
      March 7, 2013

      Che, do not be spurred on by the whims and wiles of Satan. I would not be surprised that you are a fallen away Catholic. You deserve many more thumbs down. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :mrgreen:
      I suppose you are holy of holies and do not have a bad name, that you never committed a sin, never offended God and those whom you personally know. You are one big-time hypocrite.
      Chavez is a Catholic Christian. Where did you expect the Memorial Holy Mass to take place?
      You better learn something about the Catholic Church because you are ignorant of it and its Doctrines.

  34. really?
    March 6, 2013

    Condolences to Mr. Chavez, his family, friends and supporters including the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit. When someone who is dear to you passes on, you do mourn yourloss. However, I don’t see the need to decalre a National State of Mourning.While the Venezuela-Dominica relationship was strengthened under Chavez’s administration, Chavez was not Dominican so why should we declare a National State of Mourning? Furthermore, not all Dominicans support that relationship so that declaration. So by declaring a National State of Mourning is the same as forcing it down their throats.I do respect people and their contributions. I try to be as human as I can but honestly, I think that the National State of Mourning is uncalled for.

  35. Anonymous
    March 6, 2013

    time for all you to start paying back all his country money he gave to DOminica and we think it for free nothing free in this life wake up

    • Anonymous
      March 6, 2013

      Not sure who you think you are talking to but Dominicans, in fact, not only think that everything is for free but it is the job of the world to give us everything free so we dont have to work for it.

      God forbid those tea party people ever come to DA on holiday because we are the poster child for their argument against socialism and we provide them with all the justification they need for their arguments.

      • March 7, 2013

        Hmmm
        and if they do get in to your heads,they will cut every tree down for lumber,and drain your rivers dry,just to sell your water,yep resources,thats all they want,

        those blasted greedy white ppl,

  36. Free
    March 6, 2013

    Some dominicans a so small minded eh!! Yes we have to show our respect,we have to mourn!!no he was nt d president of dominica but he helped us! He’s even d reson some of us hve a job today so if u ent no plz dnt comment!! R.I.P chavez

  37. Valley Rat
    March 6, 2013

    Skeritt should have a day in his honour, like a national holiday, just saying.

    • Che'
      March 6, 2013

      I will only agree with you if it was “Dame Eugenia Charles Day”

    • Malgraysa
      March 6, 2013

      A national holiday because you are mourning a man’s death? I think it would be far more contributing and meaningful if we put our hands to the wheel and build a nation rather than celebrate and lime on the beach.

    • Anonymous
      March 6, 2013

      LOL you are too funny! Thanks for that!

    • Justice and Truth
      March 7, 2013

      You should do something constructive for Dominica so that when you die you will be remembered in likewise manner and more so.

  38. March 6, 2013

    My deepest condolences to Mr Chavez family,
    friends and his supporters.
    As a believer,I’m called upon to weep with those who weep and mourn with those who mourn.
    And I will also take the opportunity to extend a few words of wisdom.
    Once again another of our great icons has gone down..And like all the others that have gone in the past,we once again see that Mr Chavez was helpless in keeping himself in Venezuela,or more so on planet earth,longer than what JEHOVAH the creator of heaven and earth had alotted him.
    When men are fighting for power,they must never forget that,HE(JEHOVAH)is the one that raises up a man,and pulls him(man)down,at his(JEHOVAH)own pleasure..
    Unfortunatly,Chavez could not have unleashed the Venezuela military on the cancer to destroy it..The oil did not do it neither..And I’m sure he must have used a great deal of his cash,but to no avail..
    That’s because JEHOVAH,everyone of us creator,
    clearly told us that,(a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth)Luke 12:15..
    And so when it’s time for us to take the exit door,don’t matter who you are,the king..the queen..the president..the governor..the mayor..the poor man on the street..the ugly willie.,nothing can keep us there one second more than what is given to us.
    That’s because GOD is a respector of no person..
    Again people..be reminded that we are not above GOD,but rather GOD is above us,and way..above us.
    I say that because,there are those who behave and think that way..GOD said thou shalt not..And by their actions they are saying thou shalt…GOD said thou shalt..And they are responding by their actions,thou shalt not..
    Well much power to you..
    I’m sure when Chavez started his reign of power three decades ago,that was the last thing on his mind that would have taken him down.And so it is for each and everyone of us..since we do not know.
    And so when I hear the vain and puffed up people,especially some in the U.S,make such statements as..We bought our guns to protect ourselves,we can be what we want to be..
    Well let me tell you he’ll stop you right in your tracks..
    Making solid plans for the afternoon,whilst it’s yet morning is stupid,let alone for days or weeks or months or years at a time.
    And so that’s why I said earlier in my commentary.
    He,Chavez,not even if he had unleashed his military on the cancer,that would have saved him.
    And for sure that’s not possible..
    My point is,since we do not know what is going to take us down,it is foolish to focus our attention on a particular thing or plan long term,since we do not know what is before us.
    Heart attack,plain crash,car crash,cancers and those are just a few of the many issues on the long list..
    Oh..and by the way..another one, sink holes..One can be on his bed sleeping and the earth opens up and sucks him in…
    Oh what a magnificent GOD that I serve..
    GOD BLESS

    • Justice and Truth
      March 7, 2013

      With your charade of knowing it all ensure that you consistently are kind and do good to everyone with no exception for Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “Be perfect and merciful as your Heavenly Father is.”
      St. Paul said, “Nothing defiled will enter Heaven.” Do not put yourself above anyone for God loves the humble.
      Also, Humble yourself and He will exalt you in due time. God will judge everyone according to their works. Faith and works go hand in hand.

  39. Dr. Sam
    March 6, 2013

    National mourning is a most fitting tribute for one of the greatest friends of Dominica

    We will no doubt hear from the evil ones, those with that lingering smell of sulphur, rejoicing at such a time as this. Yet I am proud of my country for mourning with those who mourn. We stand with the poor of the Americas, indeed of all the world, in honoring the passing of Hugo Chavez. Joe Kennedy expresses it best:

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2013/03/05/rep-joe-kennedy-mourns-death-chavez/HqrCVB65nN5i5KqffnBnjP/story.html

    Chavez was a champion of the downtrodden. May the angels welcome him into the everlasting arms.

    La luta continua!

    Don’t give up the fight!
    The struggle continues.

    Dr. Sam

    • dayandnightvision
      March 6, 2013

      Dr sam. I soooooo agree with you

  40. wells
    March 6, 2013

    r.i.p cammander our prayers are with the ppl of venezuela god nnever gives us more than we can bare.your humour and your morals will surely be missed by all.in solitary with venezuela

  41. Anonymous
    March 6, 2013

    your humour and your morals will surely be miss by all r.i.p commander gone but not forgotten in solidarity with our venezuelan counterpart we share your pain

  42. Annon
    March 6, 2013

    Verry appropriate. His compassion for Dominica was very tangible. However, Skeritt and Mr. Chavez didn’t quite recognize the concept of ‘Give a Man a fish and u feed him for a day, but Teach a Man to Fish U feed him FOR A LIFETIME>.
    RIP Hugo, your assistance to Dominica has been timely and much appreciated.

  43. sadden
    March 6, 2013

    this is a great loss. extend my sympathy to the PM and the Venezuelan people. you have loss a true friend you stood for the poor and the people

  44. at last
    March 5, 2013

    We have a statue of Simon Bolivia, so that can be arranged

  45. vi massive
    March 5, 2013

    A true friend of Dominica.
    R I P brother Hugo.

  46. March 5, 2013

    The premature loss of any human life is sad. What’s sadder for the PM is the uncertainty as to whom will help him buy the next election. What’s sad for Dominicans is how much more of our autonomy we’ll have to give away to the next regime in order to allow him to do so.

  47. shortboy
    March 5, 2013

    readig some of the comments,thats why dominica will always force to reach where it surpose to our people are wicked hard hearted 1 STUPID i should say (small cvountry small mind)!!!

  48. cohenval
    March 5, 2013

    This is what PM Skerrit and Chavez have in common

    Jorge Castenada, the former Mexico foreign minister and NBC’s Latin American policy analyst stated

    “I think he’ll be remembered for having tried to make a life of poor people in Venezuela better but in the end of the day, having made it WORSE. When the consequences of his economic policies become apparent, it will end up that he spent an enormous amount of money to make people a little better off for a short period of time.”

    • Anonymous
      March 6, 2013

      It is ignorance of people like you who just like quoting right-wing bigots without researching and informing yourself, whom I really have a problem with. How can anyone with a brain convince himself that investments in education for children, health care, housing etc. is throwing monies down the drain and making a country worst off, YET these same individuals have no problem with their governments spending billions on bombs and killing innocent people in other countries??? My oh my!!! @ Cohenval: you really need to have your brains washed over!!!!

  49. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013

    After reading some of the comments I can only say alas for our people. Can you imagine, politics has blinded us so much that we do not even respect death and an individual’s right to mourn? Death is something that touches all of us and most times we are not ready. Allow who wants to mourn to mourn and save those sarcastic, harsh and political remarks because you may rejoice now but mourn tomorrow. Remember death does not choose.

  50. Lapline / Newjersey
    March 5, 2013

    RIP my brother. PM be strong you are in my prays ..

  51. Rule
    March 5, 2013

    Are you kidding me! National day of mourning for what?

  52. PTC Councillor
    March 5, 2013

    whereas i did not hear the prime minister’s address. this is a sad time for the many persons whose lives were impacted, and, the prime minister was one of those persons. i see no problem with him personalising his address under the circumstances. this is not a time to play politics.

    i join the honorable prime minister, government and people of dominica in expressing heartfelt sympathy to the family of the late president chavez, government and people of venezuela on the passing of a great leader and friend of the people of venezuela and the region.

    i support the declaration by the government of dominica of three days of mourning in observance of the death of a true friend, comrade, brother and father.

    to prime minister skerrit, i know this is a tough time for you… be strong and god bless at this time of bereavement…

  53. belly
    March 5, 2013

    :cry: thank you sooo much Mr Chavez for your contribtion to Dominica may your soul rest in peace. :cry: :cry: :(

  54. March 5, 2013

    R.I.P Mr.Chavez we loss a true friend u will be miss I am sad majority Dominicans are sadden.

  55. itassi4us
    March 5, 2013

    R.I.P President Chavez. My Dominicans, some of us must stop filling these empty things on our shoulders with garbage and be human. yes, despite all the political stuff, the man did well for Dominica. ost of us has elderly relatives who benefited or we know people who know people who did so we all benefited in one way or the other, some little aspects we made easier for us with the man’s assistance…….pleasde, stop being selfish. What’s wrong with the prime minister’s speech? and why shouldn’t the man mourn? people, don’t y’all think the politics has divided us too much already. hate the party… don’t hate skerrit!! Help instead!!

    • T
      March 5, 2013

      He knows why he is mourning more than you and me…He can’t fool all the people all the time.

    • Anonymous
      March 6, 2013

      Well said said……

  56. KoKo Naughts
    March 5, 2013

    NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Why did hu go my comrade??? OK, RIP eh.

  57. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013

    So that is the best address our Pm could deliver? That was terrible.

    • wells
      March 6, 2013

      in solidarity with our venezuelan counterpart

  58. Chavez
    March 5, 2013

    At least its still cristal clear that God is still on the throne, We must soak into our consciousness that we ought not to put our trust in any man, still at a time like this we pray that the soul and spirit of Chavez rest in eternal peace.

  59. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    March 5, 2013

    Very poor address by the PM.

  60. ??????????
    March 5, 2013

    You mean this is the type of address coming from a Prime Minister? It was the worst i ever heard,..You are addressing the nation based on Domionica’s relationship with Venezuela, which started maybe before you were born. Stop that brother father nonsense, and address the nation.
    Crocodile tears! Put your people to work. Stop this dependent syndrome.
    Let the man REST IN PEACE.
    THIS ADDRESS WAS SHAMEFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • IPO
      March 5, 2013

      Even in death you are there beating up yourself…shame on you

    • DOMIINICA
      March 5, 2013

      You are a JACKFUL?
      This is what happens when someone close dies.
      Yes Venezuela has relations with Dominica but our PM was a very good and close friend to the dead man. What is wrong with you all? The man is hurting and gave a report.
      Our Sympathy to the family and people of Venezuela.

    • Justice and Truth
      March 5, 2013

      Are you depriving the PM of his right to state his sentiments about Hugo Chavez? Small mind. He has interacted with him throughout the years. It is not important that Chavez is older than him or that Chavez has been in politics longer than him. As one in politics and Dominica’s Prime Minister, he personally knew Chavez more than you will ever know him – Chavez.
      You are out of place, inconsiderate and disrespectful. Your problem is that you do not think further and beyond and do not put on your thinking cap. Always negative as usual. Never have anything constructive to state and consistently scrutinizing and seeking for flaws where they do not exist. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
      You know the saying, “Give Jack his jacket”, Hugo Chavez and Prime Minister Skerrit and of the friendship they developed throughout those years.
      The PM was not faking it. He knows what he spoke about and how he feels. He meant it and how much he regrets Chavez’s passing-on.
      At this point, I will state, keep in mind, Chavez is older than him and must have been a mentor to him, a father figure, a brother and a friend as he stated, offering political, friendly advice and financial funding to Dominica. This is a genuine friend and a friend of Dominica. The PM knows it. Obviously as PM it is his obligation to relay this information to Dominican nationals as soon as possible. What more did you want to hear of him at this time? After all, Chavez passed away today. I am certain that later he will have more time to think and to prepare a fitting tribute and eulogy. Hope you will not criticize him then. You owe the PM an apology. We must be fair and just.

    • lol
      March 6, 2013

      Sometimes if you have nothing good to say, remain silent.

    • sphinx
      March 6, 2013

      you are a waste!a…..h….

  61. domlec man
    March 5, 2013

    moi paka mourn

    • DOMIINICA
      March 5, 2013

      Just remember, people do not Rejoice when someone loses a friend or family member. Watch what you do, because the man above knows our heart and thanks to him, ONLY he can judge.

      • wells
        March 6, 2013

        thats so true let judging be for god.let the people of venezuela mourn we are in solidarity with the peo[ple of venezuela themanwas a good leader a true patriot of his country and his people love him rest in eternal peace my brother

      • afan
        March 6, 2013

        you must also keep in mind that though death isnt something you should rejoice about the way you feel about someone who has died depends on their impact on your life and how you view them. while many here will miss chavez because they benefited from him and his donations to Dominica there are others who will view him with disdain. why disdain? cause to them he impacted negatively on their lives, he interfered with local happenings and funded what many see as an illegitimate PM. remember also that not all venezuelans are mourning his passing as he was always a very controversial figure. i for one liked chavez when he just came into power and saw him as force for good but with time i saw that he was no different from what he talked against, so while i am not happy that he has passed i won’t join those of you who are currently mourning his passing.

      • Anonymous1
        March 6, 2013

        There are those who will rejoice for what Chavez have done to them and their families, their businesses that he closed down and at the same time there are those who will say how much he did for them…so dont despise what each other has to say on the issue

    • Justice and Truth
      March 5, 2013

      Freedom of speech, eh? Your comment did not deserve to be posted for it serves no useful purpose.
      No one asked you to mourn. No matter how anyone feels about Chavez (all of us know about him wherever we reside) but you could be compassionate. You are ignorant in what Our Lord Jesus Christ wants of you, of all of us, what He has taught and expects of us that we will be blessed, graced and obtain eternal salvation as we do our utmost to “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s.” One of it is recognition and worship.
      Do you know what your end will be like? Do you know what will happen to you in a wink of an eye, later, tomorrow, next month and throughout the years? You lack godly enlightenment.
      Look here, domlec man, go to the Holy Bible, the New Testament and read the teachings of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the writings of the apostles as inspired by the Holy Spirit and study it. You will be better off for it.

    • Anonymous
      March 6, 2013

      i’m not mournig either!take it how you want it!

  62. deesseafricane
    March 5, 2013

    peace to you comandante chavez…. may your legacy live on

  63. Chavez Bling Boy
    March 5, 2013

    He made a great difference in my life, my people and my country. May the Good Lord have mercy on his soul. Viva la revolucion. His work will continue.

  64. ole poe
    March 5, 2013

    i suspect im not part of that state while chavez has gaz prices in the cents down ina venezuela in dca his gas and others are same price…. d man was just as wicked as d queen of england…. so skerrit and ya cabinet go mourn dca should not mourn at all…

  65. Dee
    March 5, 2013

    8-O So is it a ‘holiday’ or do we ‘mourn’ at work?!

    • june
      March 5, 2013

      lol

    • DOMIINICA
      March 5, 2013

      Do NOT be Sarcastic over the death os a person!!!

    • Justice and Truth
      March 5, 2013

      Surely you should know that mourning does not mean you have to go down on your hands and knees and shed tears, the latter, especially if you did not personally know him. Keep him in mind and say a prayer for his soul. After all, he financially assisted Dominica.
      When people die whether we know them or not especially if they are political figures and also other important people we keep them in mind and until they are buried if not, thereafter.
      I had no affiliation with Hugo Chavez. I recall when he was in the U.S. and heard his charade as he relayed it against America on CNN when interviewed by Larry King on his program, Larry King Live, I was not pleased to hear what he said just as the Iran president. Nevertheless, when I heard he was sick I said a prayer for him that should the inevitable occur, may God have mercy on his soul. This is the least we could wish others. This will be pleasing to the Lord who knows, sees and hears all things and takes note of our thoughts, words and deeds. What we do for others one way or the other and what we wish them, God will reward us, one way or the other. Never lose sight of that.

    • cohenval
      March 5, 2013

      I will miss Chavez. Though I had the “babalin” flu and he never called to find out how I was doing.
      So I need a holiday, so I can mourn properly for him.

  66. GraveStone Budget
    March 5, 2013

    RIP Charvez…but honestly…i haven’t seen a Change In the lives in Dominica..

    Under Charvez’s and Skerrit’s Partnership

    Dominica is the POOREST IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN.

    We have certainly gained more from the USA..
    Nothing can surpass the Ross University Investment Jump HIGH OR LOW….

    • Anonymous
      March 5, 2013

      You well wicked to say Dominica poor.

    • IPO
      March 5, 2013

      Even in death you are wearing your ugly head with shameful politics…you are a shame

      The man did his share to help Dominca and this is all you can say

    • JUNE
      March 6, 2013

      you is a dam fool stop bring down your country the man do alot for us i am not living dominica but ever i go to dominica well make it rich

      • KING WILLY
        March 6, 2013

        His gas price 15 cents,dominica 15 dollars.

      • Anonymous
        March 6, 2013

        No he has done alot for your politicians. Ask them to account for all the money Chavez sent here. They cant.

    • afan
      March 6, 2013

      i concur, and that is the difference with how the West do their assistance as opposed to what is done by chavez and his crew. though the US and other states like japan still give money they tie this money to specific projects( with stiff regulations) but the money is managed by non governmental agencies as a means of ensuring that it does what it was originally intended to. so the relationship is between the people of the respective countries and there is almost always a high level of transparency and openness about the funds. now compare that to handing millions to a prime minister to spend as he see fit, and no one knows how much money was spent or whether the money ever went to the original use. so i like the model of Ross, local invest the capital into infrastructure(houses, pubs, shops etc) and the students pay rent directly to the owner/s no subversion there, no funds funneled under the table to use on largesse or to fund campaigns

      • Joe
        March 6, 2013

        You too foolish, when did Ross University became assistance from the US to the Commonwealth of Dominica?? Ross is a private investment own and manage by Devry…

        Venezuela assisted us with housing and, the airport project to ensure night landing became a reality….

        R.I.P papa Chavez!!!!!

      • Anonymous
        March 6, 2013

        Stop your nonsense. Ross is about a business making profits. Look the investors are now trying to take the housing away from locals to maximize profits. It has nothing to do with them ‘liking’ us and all to do with how much money they can make. Ross even tried to blackmail us by openning a campus in the Bahamas to move a large amount of students there but this didn’t work since the Dominica environment is more condusive for study due to its tranqil environment and relatively less distractions for students. Ross needs us as much as we need it.This is a very poor comparism to direct assistance that the Chavez government has given to Dominica.

    • Joe
      March 6, 2013

      How many tertiary education USA gave us over the last 3 years??

      For your information Gravestone Budget, DOMINICA IS NOT AND HAS NEVER BEEN THE POOREST IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN!!!!!

      It is your own INFERIORITY COMPLEX that is giving you that perception….. You are weak and unpatriotic….

      One question to you is HOW DO YOU MEASURE POVERTY?? ZEY ZEY!!!

      • Joe
        March 6, 2013

        I meant HOW MANY UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSIPS HAVE WE RECEIVED FROM USA IN THE LAST 3 YEARS…YOUR D.A

    • Anonymous
      March 6, 2013

      Ross is a PRIVATE investment where an investor put in his money to make PROFITS. It has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with US assistance to Dominica. Stop being an IDIOT!!!!

    • LawieBawie
      March 6, 2013

      Hold on my friend!! Was the Ross University initiative a Government of The United States investment, or was it one by private American investors? Please don’t try to trample my intelligence.

  67. Raven
    March 5, 2013

    You were considered one of us in my eyes… I cannot thank you enough for the love you showed to my country and its leadership. R.I.P Comandante Chavez!!

    • wells
      March 6, 2013

      so correct raven he was a true friend to dominica and a brother we just love the man the whole world love the man even obama. ban ki mon the un secretary general russian foreign minister and others to nemerous to mention r.i.p commandante

  68. scaffle
    March 5, 2013

    8-O

  69. cod capi
    March 5, 2013

    block 44 chavezis the last on to die

  70. Kalinago solidarity
    March 5, 2013

    My PM I feel your pain, a true brother has gone to the great beyond. May he rest in peace.

  71. IPO
    March 5, 2013

    Chavez you were good to Dominica and you were good to the less fortunate…our Simon Bolivar

    RIP Comrade

    • Justice and Truth
      March 5, 2013

      We agree on this one, helping the poor. Our Lord has asked us to be kind and to help the poor, the downtrodden and the vulnerable. Bearing in mind that he as everyone else has faults, God will weigh the good with the bad and reward him accordingly. To those whom he helped, as God knows, He will be rewarded for that.

  72. Snake
    March 5, 2013

    Dominica’s Prime Minister could have done better With that speech…it was Poorly outlined and Lack Class..sounded like a person to person aspect..

    But again it’s Dominica.

    Prime Minister needs to understand how Heads Speak
    Does he take a page from Pres Obama and others..

    Anyway RIP Pres.Charvez.

    • Anonymous
      March 5, 2013

      Let me see you do any better if you had lost a dear friend! The man spoke from his heart and as a human being who hurts too.
      Take a chill pill man!

    • Justice and Truth
      March 5, 2013

      You are indeed a snake, sneaky, slithering, lying in wait to lunge out and strike at people, the unsuspecting and swallow them. The snake is an enemy and always up to no good. The majority of us Dominicans, if not all of us detest snakes. You need no further response. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    • ok
      March 6, 2013

      fool, when you are sincerely grieving, a speech according to standards is the least of your worries. you just speak your heart. i pity you, ‘peeple’

  73. KOOL
    March 5, 2013

    WELL SAID PM.SKERRIT WE SHOULD ALL MOURNE THE LOST OF A TRUE FRIEND TO OUR COUNTRY.

  74. Prophet2
    March 5, 2013

    National State of Mourning in Dominica? , was Chavez the President of Dominica too?!

    • Anonymous
      March 5, 2013

      Chavez did a lot for us, giving Dominicans a place to stay over their heads just to name a few. So shut up

      • Justice and Truth
        March 5, 2013

        Dominicans have every reason with the DA PM to join him in mourning for Hugo Chavez. People are not through and through bad. This is why God is so merciful. He judges the heart and works as no other human being could ever do. We are not capable of fathoming Chavez mind. Dominicans should join with the Venezuelans and mourn his loss, be it in your mind.

    • IPO
      March 5, 2013

      Chavez did more for Dominica than any other world leader or country.

      In times of need, disaster or any, Venezuela was always the first to step in….

      So let us mourn, if you don’t want to ….that is your democracy tooo

    • Justice and Truth
      March 5, 2013

      The Lord would say to you, “Are you ‘still’ without understanding?” :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    • Anonymous
      March 6, 2013

      :( as a prophet u shoulda have the answer he wasnt a president of dominica but a true friend and we are greatfull for his support over the years.this is how true friends recognize each other and the entire dominica is in solidarity with th venezuelan people.rest in peace mr prsident deepest sympathy to the immediate family gone but not forgotten.god nevergives us more than we can bare. your humour and your morals will surely be miss by all. :( :( :( :( :( :( i will always remember you as long as i live

    • Anonymous1
      March 6, 2013

      Yes he was!

  75. ok
    March 5, 2013

    i will be there, so saaaad. RIP

  76. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013

    May his soul RIP :(

  77. AYE
    March 5, 2013

    IS Skerrit really thinking of building a shrine in Dominica for chavey? Really skerrit!…..

    • Justice and Truth
      March 5, 2013

      If he decides to do this why not for someone who provided financial assistance to Dominica which you have benefited from. Do not be ungrateful. A saintly person said, “Gratitude to people is gratitude to God.” It is too bad that we wait until people pass on to do so. The saying: “Send me no flowers when I am gone. Give it to me when I am alive.”
      No one knew and expected that Chavez would have died in the year 2013. This was known only to God. Sine he passed on, we are obligated to offer our condolence to especially his family and the other Venezuelan people. Let us be kind wherever we may reside. Leave the rest up to God.

    • Anonymous
      March 6, 2013

      I don’t see why not…

  78. block 44
    March 5, 2013

    very good.

    • pic
      March 5, 2013

      what do u min

    • Justice and Truth
      March 5, 2013

      What is so good? DO you know the number of your days, how you will get sick, what type of illness, how long you will be sick, if you will suffer and how long, if you will die suddenly, in an accident or through an illness? Some of you are so ignorant and stupid. You are a human being.
      As it is stated in the New Testament: “…You are only a puff of smoke…” You know a puff of smoke disappears in a wink of an eye. If you only knew when you will die and what will happen to you, you would ever be loving and grateful. You words would be mellowed. Give this a thought.

    • saddened
      March 6, 2013

      do not rejoice at the demise of another..we all have our day…one does not rejoice when another dies..tomorrow it could very well be us or a loved one..that person has gone to rest but we’re still here to battle the sufferings this world has to offer

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