PM eager to implement budget programs

PM Skerrit
PM Skerrit

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, is eager to have projects and programs contained in the 2013-2014 national budget implemented in the shortest possible time.

He told parliament on Tuesday evening that he wants to see things happening by the beginning of next week.

“I want to see things happening as early as Monday morning,” Skerrit told parliament on Tuesday evening. “The projects in the constituencies, we must begin them. By Monday morning people must start seeing the benefits of this budget, Madame Speaker.”

The prime minister stated that some of the resources are available and he called on his ministers to get the programs going. “So minister for constituency empowerment, we have to get the list going,” he stated. “Housing, get the list going and minister employment we have to get the apprenticeship program going, the employment program going, the small business support going. The minister of finance shall make the resources available for this things to happen and we must make them happen and happen now.”

Concerning the medical equipment government plans to buy for the Princess Magaret Hospital, Skerrit said they must be made available in the shortest possible time. “We must ensure the medical equipment we spoke about does not take a year and 14 months to come to Dominica, it has to made available in quick time,” he noted.

The prime minister pointed out that ways must be found to make sure the people of Dominica benefit from the budget. “We have to use extraordinary ways to ensure that the program and policies articulate here meet the people of Dominica and they benefit from it in a timely fashion,” he said

The $474.7-million budget was approved by parliament on Tuesday evening.

Parliament was adjourned sine die or “without assigning a day for a further meeting or hearing”.

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  1. I say so
    August 6, 2013

    Everything “going” including Skerritt. Get moving!

  2. Justice and Peace!
    August 1, 2013

    :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: :?: I’m not sorry for nu at all Skerrrit,u get old,is death at your door?We are into election year,the rush is on!Hope those are being fooled will no more be fooled?Is this how a country is being governed,with no proper planning?Things that should have been done within their 15years in power,this loosehead man wants it done overnight? :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: :?:

  3. bang
    August 1, 2013

    Moi malad moi koo kooo, moi loco,

  4. August 1, 2013

    I am living while I’m living to the father i will pray
    Only Him know how we survive every day
    All the hike in the price, arm and leg we got to pay
    I say…who can afford to run will run…
    but what about those who can’t?
    They will have to stay!
    Cause opportunities are scarce scarce commodities
    In these times I say…
    When mothers spend their last to send you to class…never you ever play
    It is a competitive world for low budget people
    Spending a dime while earning a nickle
    With no regards to whom it may tickle…
    We can go on and on the half has NEVER been told!
    Who wants to vote Labor in again, do so at your own demise! If anyone is foolish enough to not see how far this poor Island has sunk during the years of this Administration, He/She is blinded by color and party politics! It is very clear that the best interest of ordinary Dominican citizens are not being served! Let us take a moment to cry for our beloved country… :cry:

    July 31, 2013

    de boy swimming in oil he face doh even have dimples again, look at that smile, he must be saying what a bunch of idiots, i fooling dem everytime i speak, hahaha

  6. President
    July 31, 2013

    wayyyyy…what is the rush boy.. we had over ten years to get all of that. you want to choke us now in a couple of months. so if you win the election you going back on the turtle back.

  7. weh papa
    July 31, 2013


  8. %
    July 31, 2013

    Take what the greedy ones have to offer you all. The popcorn, corn curls, cheese sticks, KFC,sandals, mangoes,ripe bananas, rice, sugar, flour, oil, kerosene, backs and necks, sweeties,etc, etc, etc,BUT remember the FIVE YEARS of abject poverty,and vote this lazy and incompetent gang out of office.

  9. Anonymous
    July 31, 2013

    oh my people do not be fool again for skerrit and isidore to rule things again. Don Immanuel will not get justice and seko will go back to the US. take warning my people and vote labour out. Try to see how things will work if it does not u can vote them again. But please please give the opposition a chance.

  10. Just Blaze
    July 31, 2013

    DNO blocking my comments now. Well Well Well. SO much for freedom of speach.

  11. Massacre
    July 31, 2013

    This was a cut-and paste budget. Nothing new in it, so what can Skerro come with about implementation?
    We have read your books and wont fall for the same tricks again.
    Dominica’s economy is still the smallest in the caribbean, beause of your failure to empower the masses .

  12. Da
    July 31, 2013

    My people , now that elections are coming , please do not forget the struggles we went through-out the pass years. Just becuase they will be coming to do a fast patch job on the roads and give a few drinks , this is old time politics, dont let them fool you again.
    DLP is in the rearview mirror. Bye Bye.

  13. T mama
    July 31, 2013

    “VARIE” he have so…lol…so long those parl reps asking….wayyy papa..Mr PM, what next?

  14. July 31, 2013

    Yah, Skerrit start putting the blindfold over their eyes, they stupid and greedy :-D

  15. How long? Not long
    July 31, 2013

    Skerritt and his incompetent DLP Govt. took a $27,000,000.00 loan to build a State Palace and not surprisingly awarded the jobs to the Chinese to build. The state college same thing. Now Skerritt talks of projects that will benefit the people. Dominica have top construction firms and workers, but those buildings couldn’t be built by locals.

    Dominicans are in the dark regarding the deals Skerritt made with the Chinese. It was the talk shows on Q95, people calling consistently to express their disgust re. the Portsmouth-Roseau road rehab project that the Chinese were forced to higher a meager few on that road project. Public Works was sidelined, not even a little sub-contract at least to asphalt. PWC recently bought an asphalt plant worth millions. Magway sa. PWC is dying thanks to we know who.

    What is wrong with such persons who feel that they could take an entire nation for a ride to wherever? Like it or not. Whose fools are we? How many times must a nation be fooled, manipulated?

    The living standards have gone down, down, down. For 13 years DLP in power, some have become very wealthy, not by the sweat of thy brow. We know all about that too. We know all about the corruption that is plaguing the country and those involved. Poverty, crime, lawlessness are rising. The nouveau rich laughing all the way to the bank. Others grovel and would sell their body and soul as well as country for pittance. Once the few fix up themselves, to hell with others.

    • 4eva tru
      July 31, 2013

      And they would be still on the foundation.

  16. !!!!
    July 31, 2013

    I see fear, desperation, and admission of complacency. People remember, CHANGE IS A MUST, NOT AN OPTION.

  17. Anon
    July 31, 2013

    Mr. PM, why you busy so? Doe stress yourself my brother. We know the date of the snap election around the corner and we ready like Freddy. Those project won’t make a difference. Just bring out the ballots. OK?

  18. My Valuable X
    July 31, 2013

    Labour, you fooled me once, twice, three times, I will not allow it again. I will take all you ready to give me and even come to you in the red clinic for more, but this time, I voting change because all you are doing is for yourself, not for the country.

  19. Why?
    July 31, 2013

    Do you think any country in the Civilized world would want anyone, to just come in their country, take over the best of their country, and heir own citizens have little or no say. DOWN WITH COMMUNISM. WE IN DOMINICA, THE CARIBBEAN, AND WESTERN WORKD DONT NEED COMMUNISM. God made us to be free human beings. A county have to be governed by a government, who are in the interest of the people. We do not need no dictator or dictators in DOMINICA.

    They have made greed and selfishness get in their thick heads, and now they are sell or have almost sold Dominica and our freedom. The wicked will be cut off said the Lord. These people in Government is going to be tormented, for what they have done to OUR NATUR ISLAND. That’s why they are young, but looking like old men. They must let their conscience be their guide God don’t like bondage, and God don’t like UGLY.

  20. I DIE NU
    July 31, 2013

    What was the RUSH when the UWP had call its election in 41/2 years when the party was in power?…Come high Come low..Labour will rule again.You ALL haters negative comments have no effect and value.

    • I Alive Wii
      July 31, 2013

      Just take pple for granted and believe this incompetent govt will continue to manipulate their way to retain power. De writing is on de wall…Time will tell, we shall soon see whose comments have no effects and value

    • ????????????
      August 1, 2013

      @ I DIE NUH Your filth won’t cut it. The issue is the incompetence of the lazy and incompetent Skerrit cabal. It’s time for the electorate ‘To KICK THEM OUT”.Lazy and corrupt people like you will have to find work to do. Skerrit cannot do the job.

  21. ANGER
    July 31, 2013

    From head to toe, they have created havoc in Dominica, and we are going to fill it for a very long time. Even those who are not born is going to feel the pinch and pain. Rome was not built in a day. You cannot rush to build a country. Slow and steady wins the race.

    They were there for thirteen years, looking for themselves, destroyed most of Dominica’s livelihood, and now election is coming they are all going crazy? They should have realized that they were running a country, and not their own home. There have to be trust, accountability, responsibility, patience.

    The world have gotten to know Dominica, which was so peaceful and free, to have so many negative done and said to it, because of some selfish, and self centered human beings. They let POWER AND GREED get in their heads, and did not care who got hurt in the end. THEY NEED TO GO. FOREIGNERS HAVE MORE RESPECT IN DOMINICA, THAN DOMINICANS? This is totally WRONG.

  22. John
    July 31, 2013

    This man sells nothing but dreams and nothing to vote for… Please vote the shoe out off office…

  23. vexness
    July 31, 2013

    PM: how many sustainable jobs hav you created for the pple of dominica? None…tht should b any govt priority, the youth, O God guide and protect..we need direction, let ur will b done Amen.

  24. Dominicawoman
    July 31, 2013

    You people that are alwaya quick to criticize, Are you aware that just on Friay 12th, 19 days ago, that the Honourable Prime Minister, Mister Skerritt signed a $18 million dollar agreement with China which will go towards community based projects and the building of he new P.M.H. building.
    If the Honourable Prime Minister wants to put work in progress next week, hats off to him.
    You who always criticise: When do you want him to start. For you: If he started later you would say it is closer to election –If he started next year, you would say it is to impress the electorates. And you who think that there is no planning the Honourable Prime Minister already hAS HIS PLAN as to what projects he needed the money for. You think the Chinese would just give him money if he had no plan? and for you who do ;not see any development in the past 13 years None is as blind as he who has eyes but do not see.

    • !!!!
      July 31, 2013

      Are you better off now than you were three years ago?

    • One Love
      July 31, 2013

      8-O None is as blind as she who has eyes but do not see that THE WRITING IS ON THE WALL.

      the good times are all gone. . . all the boys and girls are rich now ; sorry you got left behind and you are still living in hope; you should have taken yours while the going was good beh

    • John
      August 1, 2013

      The Chinese give him money because he does have a plan, that is to sell Dominica to China so they can annex Dominica and build a Navy Base at Portsmouth.

  25. zoweye la pere
    July 31, 2013

    Readers lets have fun . Please when you read the Hurry Hurry you have to say it like the Chinese -real fast Hurry Hurry!

    Hurry Hurry fix penville road no designs

    Hurry Hurry give Sen Joe malewais money

    Hurry Hurry Glanvillia people go Cotton Hill Georgetown for Krazy and chinese

    Hurry Hurry run to China to get campaign money

    Hurry Hurry buy a boat to ship to nowhere market

    Hurry Hurry Grand Fond need water

    Hurry Hurry SPV for more passport money

    Hurry Hurry doh invite Tony to wedding

    Hurry Hurry doh invite Pappy Joe

    Hurry Hurry make Siko seko come home

    Hurry Hurry get the Grenadian Magistrate politician

    Hurry Hurry pass the money laundering act before black list come out

    Hurry Hurry find pay truckers and say it come from the French.

    • Doc. Love
      July 31, 2013

      Hurry Hurry,if them fellars don’t want to follow your instructions, no butter no cheese.

    • zozyo ministry
      August 1, 2013

      Hurry hurry get married

  26. CIA on the Watch
    July 31, 2013

    Hon. Prime Minister you may wish to grade your administration as to your achievements for the past twelve years, not sure five years to implement all your budget proposals will not cut it guess its the silly season so a lot of loose talk to fool us, we go see Mr PM

  27. Just Blaze
    July 31, 2013

    Ppl on DNO just like to talk. Whether skerrit rush or not he still going to win the next election because he know how to qionai the Dominican public and the opposition party is a bunch of jokers. That is probably the worst opposition in the history of Dominica. I want a new party to form before that next election you think is a joke. I tired here skerrit come on news and talk his magggie and still get votes. All aspiring politicians step up and form a new opposition. That is the only hope for Dominica right now.

    • Anonymous
      August 1, 2013

      Don’t be a JA what new party you talking about? Why don’t you form one if you find what’s there is not good enough.

  28. big
    July 31, 2013

    lol lol l0l lol :lol: :roll: :evil:

  29. Anonymous
    July 31, 2013

    Why is this rush rush? You must know when election is around the corner.

  30. Doc. Love
    July 31, 2013

    You sang the same calypso thirteen years ago.

  31. Malgraysa
    July 31, 2013

    What about that Pont Case to Melville Hall road project….only seven months behind the last deadline. Much noise made about penalising contractor. Also that little road from Rosalie to Petite Souffriere, you began the last election back in 2009. Finish first what you started before you talk about anything else. That would give us more confidence and trust. …anyone can give promises but delivering is another matter altogether.

  32. mamizoo
    July 31, 2013

    What a train reck waiting to happen.From the three amigos. El wapo we will prune hedges, burn the villages, rape their women” El wapo says ” who is this monkey take him away”

    Did we hear such utterances during last 10 budgets. Let us go out and do things viki vy; let us go buy a ship fron the salvage , let us buy hosputal equipment from a taxi driver with logistic supplies in Pensylvania, let us assign construction contracts ti a sand dealer with no construction experience- no designs, no EIA, NO DUE process. Lets go lts see if we can fit 14 years into 4 months.

  33. Truth be told
    July 31, 2013

    How many years you have wasted to see things happening and now you want to rush developments? You want our roads and bridges to start falling down? You want our crops planted in the wrong season at the wrong time? Planning, planning, planning – you ever heard the term Planning & Development? You cannot rush national development boss! This is not a shop or a restaurant that you are running – this is a country and lives and the country’s future is at stake!

  34. Oh my
    July 31, 2013

    Its amazing what election fever can do, I just hope the people’s eyes are open and very wide too.

    • Bob-E
      July 31, 2013

      Election or no election this government has been working so if the PM chose to continue working during an election season, more power to him so who vex, vex.

      • frenz
        July 31, 2013

        Bob -E if suvh was the case why the desperation. According to your assessment the PM should relax and let his work do the working. In 14 years have you ever heard this. Go back as recent as last year’s budget and tell us how sucess the country gained from the budget, how many projects were implimented. In other words what was the success rate.
        Instead of just liking the PM use your head and think of your country

      • Aratzio
        July 31, 2013

        who feels it knows it, who sees it understands it…..

      • Oh my
        July 31, 2013

        The government has been working wow, I guess that’s why we had a growth last year of -0.1% right… Anytime a country registers a negative growth it means we are headed in the wrong direction so please look at all the facts properly.

    • One Love
      July 31, 2013

      I guess we must have election every two years. It was the same under Freedom, the same under UWP and now Labour. It will be the same who ever is elected. So remove you all political bias and be real. The UWP ideology has not change, neither has the Freedom or Labour. If you want something different, get a new political party who I think will behave the same.

  35. Housing Poop
    July 31, 2013

    Because election coming, now you want to rush me?

    Well, I work at my own pace.

    Don’t rush me now.

    • One Love
      July 31, 2013

      That’s why DA is as it is, we work at our own pace. In the Govt. Headquarters, at Customs, Police, Nurses, post office, banks etc. Then we blame Govt.

  36. Leaves you 2 wonder
    July 31, 2013

    whats the rush Mr PM, you seeking another mandate, fair to you.

    July 31, 2013

    What budget again remind us

    • easy's back door
      July 31, 2013

      The cut and paste, lazy man’s budget.

  38. hmmm
    July 31, 2013

    After 13 years now election coming you want to rush things good luck.. must sustainable projects takes more than a year

  39. Woyyyyyhimserious
    July 31, 2013

    PM eager to call election on backdrop of Last Budget Projects thats what it means

  40. Tell it Like it is
    July 31, 2013

    Why the urgency all of a sudden nah? For over 13 years they have been dragging their feet on everything… hmmmmm. Mr Skerrit, plz reduce the number of ministers and advisors and useless ambassadors. Cant you see that this is hurting the country┬┤s economy? It hurts to see the things we have to endure in this country. I m not a registered member of your party but I have supported your policies in the past but I must tell it like it is… these ministers are just not productive, not one of them.
    DNO, plz publish.

    • Big Teeth
      July 31, 2013

      Well said. As for my Parlrep, that’s a rubber band.

      Any kakador can get his approval for any nonsense.

      He does not even know whats happening under his NOSE!!!

  41. Megso
    July 31, 2013

    Election coming sooner rather than later.

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