PM says US action against Venezuela “unfair”

The Prime Minister at the ALBA summit with Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro
The Prime Minister at the ALBA summit with Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has described measures imposed by the United States against Venezuela as unfair.

He was addressing an ALBA summit in Venezuela on Tuesday.

“The imposition of this measure by the United States against Venezuela is really unfair..” he said.

Last week US President Barack Obama, issued an executive order which considers Venezuela a threat to the national security of the United States.

But Skerrit told the summit that “no country has such authority to impose a measure that way to a country like Venezuela or any country.”

He said the matter is not an expression of anti-American sentiments, but one of principle.

“And we should not negotiate principles, we can negotiate the words but not principles,” the Prime Minister said.

He continued, “So we’re here to tell the people of Venezuela that you are not alone in seeking justice …”

He went on to say that he believes in diplomacy and consensus to resolve differences between countries.

The Prime Minister described Dominica as a friend of the people of Venezuela and called for cooperation to repeal “this decision taken by the President of the United States” since, according to him, it has a “unilateral purpose.”

“I think, really, we cannot but express our solidarity with the people of Venezuela. I do not think we should be silent about the injustice of this action; we have a duty as leaders, officials to be accountable to our people,” he stated.

ALBA is made up of Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Granada, Nicaragua, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Venezuela.

A Spanish copy of the Prime Minister’s speech is available HERE.

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85 Comments

  1. March 20, 2015

    It is written:

    ”A doubled minded man is unstable in all his ways.” (James 1:8)

    Obama has renewed diplomatic relations with Cuba in spite of their civil rights violations although Cuba has not changed, and is still as socialist and as cruel as ever.

    Now he is threatening sanctions against Venezuela for what he perceives to be civil rights violations.

    He has no problem taking on Venezuela yet does not dare to touch the Chinese government which limits the number of daughters a couple can have in China, kills baby girls, uses cruel measures to restrict freedom of worship, and has even announced that it is going to appoint its own bishops in the Roman Catholic Church contrary to the expressed wishes of the Vatican.

    I have heard Obama say ”I and my wife are practicing Christians.” Yet it is known he is pro-abortion and pro-gay rights. He is also said to be a Muslim because of his Islamic leanings.

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. International Evangelist.

  2. alas
    March 20, 2015

    Mr Skerrit looks out of place.
    I hope dem alba leaders didn’t shove him into the spotlight as the fall guy. Just like he do to Kevlar darroux. Skerrit giving de impression that he represents the entire CARICOM on this. De sanctions isn’t against de government of Venezuela but selected officials with dubious dealings government itself has a nasty human rights records against opposition leaders/politicians, stifling dissent and denying its citizens right to pprotest.
    Skerrit applaud de actions of the 7 government officials against who US assets are now frozen.
    Dem officials hate ‘imperialit’ USA so much that they feel that their assets will be safe there as long as de local population doesn’t know.
    Dem fellas have multi millions in Bandes Bank right in Venezuela, they living lavishly while citizens line up for a bread, soap, toothpaste, toilet paper
    Skerrit should be ashamed of de thigs he support outside…making us at home feel he would do the same. Rotten!

  3. Ma Moses
    March 20, 2015

    Is that the same Roosevelt Skerrit I saw at the election in 2005? I’m shocked I really do not recognize him as the same man, honestly. He definitely does not look well, This is not a political statement as I’m really concerned about his well being. Is he receiving the care he needs?

  4. Mexican
    March 20, 2015

    Mr. Skeritt is normally the best dressed leader in the OECS. What happened this time? Mr. PM , whoever advised you to wear this shabby yard-wear (at this prestigious occasion) really blundered. You blew an opportunity to dazzle the audience and do your country proud.

    In fashion sense it would not only be considered wardrobe malfunction but EPIC FAIL. Remember this was an official photo, and due to your majestic height and physical proximity to the Venezuelan leader it really undermined everything.

    Here are but a few of the fashion violations:
    – Clothes is rumple
    – colour choice is inconsistent with the chavista socialist red
    – one solid colour is the preferred instead of the tacky stripes
    – shirt is unbuttoned in a casual way
    – everyone else is in formal wear
    – your pants is out of sync with the top.
    – this does not even qualify as a shirt jack, since the lapel is missing.
    – and much more…..

    Dominicans and host country were shamed and insulted by this…

  5. Mahaut talk roro
    March 19, 2015

    Skirrooo looks like he was in country carrying fig all day lol

  6. Baba
    March 19, 2015

    Small fish has to show its face, because it is big fish that has been making sacrifices so that small fish can swim for the time being. Like it or not this is what it is.

  7. Annoyed
    March 19, 2015

    Really????? What is wrong with this man? Lord help Dominica. Small fish have no place in big pond fight. Stay in your league Mr Prime Minister. Stupes

  8. Massacre
    March 19, 2015

    Did Skerritt know that he was going to meet with a Head of State? I mean the way the man dressed is deplorable to say the least. I’m embarrassed to be a Dominican when I see the leader looking a he a drunk night before a meeting. How can Dominicans support that noh!?

    Your own kid was born in the U.S. so why didint you arrange to have him born in Venezuela?

    • Fearless
      March 19, 2015

      The way he was dressed was also the first thing I noticed. Look around on the photo, he is by far the shabbiest. Shameful for a head of state.

  9. ParoInRoseau
    March 19, 2015

    Dominica has bigger fish to fry yet Skerrit is bent on Venezuela’s issue with the US. It is only when each and every Dominican that applies for an American Visa is declined he will realize what he has done and maybe then he still wouldn’t even care… Skerrit is going down a terrible path… You cannot want to follow the leadership styles of Maduro and Kim Jong-un and then expect to sit with the President of the United States and laugh over tea. It is impossible. You are not fooling anyone but yourself…and just like the US invaded Grenada back in 1983…they too will invade Dominica for your foolery…

    • The Facts
      March 22, 2015

      You are speaking for him. It is as if you know his mind. Who said he is following them? He is standing in support of him. There is nothing wrong with that.
      You seem to be prematurely concerned that something bad will happen to D/cans. In fact, you made me laugh. :lol: Do not let your mind work overtime. Do you know the saying, “Your mind can make you sick or well?” It is time for you critics to think positively.
      Venezuela has been assisting D/ca. It is a disgrace that you UWP supporters have so much to state against the PM and Maduro. Know that Maduro could be reading your comments; if not him but the Venezuela’s Ambassador.
      You should be ashamed. You are giving D/ca and the government a bad name which none deserves. You should change and encourage others to do likewise.

  10. B Lion
    March 19, 2015

    That is a King talking. US sanctions against its own black nations is a sin. Mr. USA we all seek to survive this planet purge as one people with LOVE for all. Your scent is getting stronger. Go take a bath. Remember the story of Job. Blessed Love PM. Sometimes that brother brings tears to my eyes.

    • JoJo
      March 19, 2015

      Bah, idol worship of the worst kind. Never forget Exodus B Lion when Moses came down the mountain, smashed the golden calf, ground it to dust and made Israelites drink it mixed with water before they could regain their journey to the promised land. Idols my boy, nothing but perishable idols.

  11. Cathy
    March 19, 2015

    “Oh be careful little mouth what you say. For these’s a Father watching down looking down in tender love. Oh be careful little mouth what you say.”

  12. Truth be Told
    March 19, 2015

    Mr Prime Minister what is your view on the HSBC Bank leak showing that, “The files show the accounts to hold more than $100 billion in total, from $12.6 billion held in the name of governmental institutions from the oil rich nation of Venezuela under the late former leader Hugh Chávez….” Socialism for the masses and new found wealth and riches for the ruling few! You neo-Socialists are all thieves. I read your speech in Grenada defining your development strategy of aid and dependency which you call non-alignment! Rosie Douglas understood what NAM meant, you have no idea what you are talking about, just look at your alignment, what is ALBA if not alignment? You are a classic contradiction!

    • Truth be Told
      March 19, 2015

      What is your view on President Chavez bodyguard now a billionaire, Mr Prime Minister? “The official listed on that account is Alejandro Andrade, who started off as a bodyguard for the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and rose through the ranks to become National Treasurer from 2007-2010. Andrade was also president of the Economic and Social Development Bank of Venezuela (Bandes) from 2008-2010. During his time at the financial institution, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York charged four Bandes officials in a kickback scheme that generated $66 million revenue for a Miami brokerage, but Andrade was not named in the suit, according to the ICIJ.” What is your view on thieves in the brotherhood or comradeship as you guys call each other, my comrade Prime Minister?

      Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/venezuela/article9601697.html#storylink=cpy

  13. Domerican/Possie
    March 19, 2015

    I think a more appropriate statement would be, “Maduro’s actions against the people of Venezuela is unfair.”

  14. Well..well...well!!!
    March 19, 2015

    Hmmmmm…. I really do not think Mr Skerrit knows when to keep quiet. Whatever is going on between Venezuela and United States should be between them. Dominicans join you and Mr. Maduro to seek justice when we do not know the full extent of this sanction; so please keep us out!!!!

  15. Clear
    March 19, 2015

    Are you kidding me, Mr. Prime Minister? People should not expect anything less from you. Birds of a feather flock together. I wish you the best but I am not suffering with you.

  16. Impartial
    March 19, 2015

    I am not taking sides in this highly inflammable matter, however I am seriously concerned about Dominica’s deteriorating relationship with the U.S.!

    Surely, the U.S. must be questioning Dominica’s continued vocal support for its adversaries and condemnation of its retaliatory actions?

    Very worried Dominican.

  17. kubulol
    March 19, 2015

    What is unfair is the Venezuelan dictatorship and its horrible communist organization created by Chavez : the ALBA !

  18. Man kind
    March 19, 2015

    I think you are on the wrong side skerro unless u want to dictate to Dominica .

  19. truthhurts
    March 19, 2015

    That is the handsome PM there nuh??? LOL

  20. Erasmus B. Black
    March 19, 2015

    Calling the U.S. actions unfair at an Alba summit in Venezuela is like singing to the choir. In order to ensure that Washington gets the message about its unfair actions against his friend, the Dear Leader needs to make it official and instruct his Ambassador in Washington to send a strongly worded diplomatic note to the State Department condemning their unfair actions and letting them know in no uncertain terms, that Dominica will not stand idly by in the face of their provocative and unfair actions . He should threaten them with sanctions like a trade and economic embargo, cutting off all Dominica aid to the US and imposing visa restrictions on all US citizens. Further, he should even threaten to withdraw his Ambassador from Washington. That way, they will understand that Venezuela is not alone in the fight but that they will also have to contend with Dominica , a very important trading partner and ally.

    • The Facts
      March 21, 2015

      It takes a brave man, a genuine friend to do so.
      Hats off and laurels to the Prime Minister of Dominica. He deserves it. He is no fair weather friend.
      Those who criticize him should learn a godly virtue and lesson from him.

  21. porthee
    March 18, 2015

    I am not a usa fan but Lets be fair
    For the amount of time that venuzeular has been saying that the usa is responssible for so many negative things in there country and the usa saying is lie .
    Dont you think that the usa has to draw a line ?
    The president just pushing his nation to hate the usa and the who knows what a venuzeularn can end up doing?

  22. KALINAGO MAN
    March 18, 2015

    Five more years, have just started bearing fruits, Labar, LABAR, LABAR.

  23. too late
    March 18, 2015

    hmm seem like the beggar being careful now. ” the matter is not an expression of anti-American sentiments, but one of principle.” now the beggar is not as bold as before

  24. The Facts
    March 18, 2015

    I wished I could learn something from these comments. Alas, I learnt nothing as usual. Boring comments which also have no substance.
    Do you ever think prior to writing and sending those types of comments? Is that all you have in your brains?
    I hope you people with your type of comments do not cause DNO to lose business and readers. If you keep this up, I visualize in time it will occur. Mark my words.

    ADMIN: Why do you have a problem with other people’s comment? We publish every single comment you post, no matter how boring they are, yet you think we should not publish the comments other people post.

    • it's ok
      March 19, 2015

      Agree with you Admin.That the ‘ The Facts really irritates my being.

    • out of south city
      March 19, 2015

      The Facts, this is a public forum and anybody can post their comments. Are you the one really talking about people’s comments? You do have the nerve, don’t you? You irritate people with your comments and you don’t even know it? DNO administration has responded to you and you should get the message. Stop thinking that you have every right to post your comments and other people’s must be censored. Stop being a bigot. Take a good look at yourself before you condemn other people. Everyone has a right to post what they want to share. You are not obliged to read other’s comments unless you choose to do so.

    • Shaka zulu
      March 19, 2015

      Thank God for DNO you get something to do.

    • The Facts
      March 20, 2015

      You find my writing boring? They can learn much from what I write if they have the aptitude. I cannot learn a thing from what some of them comment about. You should know that I am not the only one who commented on their writing. Therefore, do not make it sound as if I am the only one. Unless you do not make note of them but I have read their comments.
      When I write the book it will not be boring. I have a lot of ammunition to write about.
      I know what I write and it is not boring. Other people know what I write and they do not find it boring. The problem is some people do not like to hear/read the truth. They lambaste the PM and they do not want me and his other supporters to respond to their criticisms and nonsensical comments.
      You must have noted how few DLP supporters respond to their comments. One day, UWP supporters will be the only ones commenting and no one will respond to theirs. Then you will have a concern and wonder why. This is what I mean.

      • out of south city
        March 20, 2015

        So what is wrong if someone does not support your comments about the prime minister? Don’t you also lambaste Linton? This is what politics is all about. You support your party and others support their party. Why are you offended when someone criticizes your party and you do the same toward their party?
        Everyone does not respond to what you write so how do you know whether they find it boring or not?
        You need to get a grip and stop thinking that everyone should support Skerrit. Individuals have the right to support whoever they want. Stop taking offense as though you are Skerrit’s wife.
        You need to chill out and stop condemning people. People are free to be themselves and to express themselves via DNO. It does not matter whether you may consider some people to be illiterate but they are human beings just like you. Everybody does not get the same opportunities in life. Stop despising people the way you do and stop judging people through your religious, fanatic way.

  25. rock
    March 18, 2015

    Mr prime minister why question the mighty united states do u even know the implications if america passes embargo to this poor country called dominica 1.lack of funding 2.reduce cruise ship calls 3.visa restrictions think before making statments .

  26. Hunter
    March 18, 2015

    You cannot solve Venezuela toilette paper problem and u have you want to solve their America problem, you putting your hat where your hand cannot reach, time u focus on our high unemployment, and bed bugs at pmh u making a fool of Dominica

    • The Facts
      March 20, 2015

      I will keep stating, you people are unfair, bias and always one-sided. What does Linton hope to solve? Linton was elected and what is he doing for the people who elected him? It is apparent you are a UWP supporter. Then speak to your leader of his plans to assist those constituents.
      It is obvious to us that you take no interest in the good the PM has done and have no interest at this point and in the future. Why do you not leave him alone?
      All Parties should focus on the interests and concerns of the people. It is not only one-sided.

  27. %
    March 18, 2015

    He dress like a man that was on the farm whole day! Mr cannot be a Dominican, maybe he is From Guadeloupe. I suspect before year end the USA will send its men to Morne Bruce.I KNOW YOU CANNOT ESCAPE from the clutches of theighty USA!

    • The Facts
      March 18, 2015

      Throwing words as usual? Your comment projects the type of person you are with no respect whatsoever and one who is unable to conduct a constructive, decent and educating conversation. No one can learn from that debasing comment. It is nothing to be proud of and will get you nowhere. What you sow you will reap one day.
      It is beyond my comprehension why DNO allowed such a comment and for what purpose. It is not a matter of freedom of speech. It is actually speaking ill against the PM and criticizing his attire and in an unbecoming manner.
      Can one imagine that low-down, street comment? It pukes of hatred. As they say, “One day you will get it.” Your words will judge and condemn you. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted:

    • Francisco Telemaque
      March 19, 2015

      You know bin Laden taught he was safe an secure from capture, he was between a jungle of people, he stopped communicating by telephone, he used courier’s to run for him, yet he was flushed out in a matter of seconds one night.

      For all the murders he committed in his name by his followers in many places in the world, he paid with his life for his crime against humanity in one night!

      Something is wrong with Skerrit, he has gone overboard!

      • The Facts
        March 20, 2015

        I do think you have gone overboard with your comments. Are you OK?

    • D/can to de Bone (F)
      March 19, 2015

      Your comment is rubbish . if you cant makea meaning contribution youshuld not comment . You must bea one sided political boom fly .Shame on you . I am not a political boom boom fly . What the PM said is right . he is entilted to his opionion.
      Thanks god I have travelled and not narrow minded like you all saty home people.

      • The Facts
        March 20, 2015

        It appears that their silly and wicked comments are the only ones that DNO does not find boring. They can lambaste the PM all they want and their writing is not deemed as boring. I know they are.
        Those who stand up for the PM and for the rights of others, their comments are boring. Can you imagine that? One day we will find out who is boring and not boring. The consolation is, everyone will pay for what they say, if they are consistently judgmental. Some of them imagine what never took place. They hear and they repeat it as a parrot.

      • Ma Moses
        March 20, 2015

        There are many Dominicans who have traveled, who have not become conceited and arrogant because of it. On the contrary, in most cases it has made them less judgmental and more humble.

    • D/can to de Bone (F)
      March 19, 2015

      stupid comment .

    • Watch Man
      March 19, 2015

      Foolish. You people condone the US interference in an independent country affairs. Because the PM has expressed his views of the actions taken against Venezuela, does that mean that the US must come to morne bruce behind the PM. When we doe know nothing about diplomacy, why dont we just shutup.

  28. March 18, 2015

    Many people have alleged that our country’s sovereignty has been compromised to the likes of China and Venezuela as necks got fat and bank accounts grew. These people have been saying all along that that kind of assistance given by China and Venezuela had to have strings attached.
    Well that is the payback. That is the attached string. Dominica’s support at times like this. At this time however, the Dominican Prime Minister’s speech of support lacked conviction and it lacked direction. He should be contemplating on two things: Did his posturing with Maduro draw Obama’s displeasure? Was that insipid show of support enough to keep Maduro’s money coming? or even Maduro’s respect?

  29. Shameless
    March 18, 2015

    Skerrit boy, you must take Matt Peltier’s advice even if you hate the very ground he walks on. “Its better to keep your damn mouth shut and be thought of as a fool than to open it and remove all doubt” :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Apparently Skerro does not even know what is the extent of the US sanctions on Venezuela (on 7 people). What kind of head of state that huh? Anyway let us hope your statement will make Maduro give you the school children tablets you promised them. But it seems like you hell bend on having the US daycarlay poor Dominicans by refusing visas for your own selfish reasons. Just remember, all good things MUST come to an end :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    Assertive, NOT Aggressive!

    • The Facts
      March 18, 2015

      Some of you make out of the way and unfounded comment. What makes you think he hates the ground Matt Peltier walks on? Can you give us a few examples to prove this?
      And you are shameless, having no respect for the PM. This means, no respect for anyone. You lack class and dignity also in your writing. This is shameful that you stoop so low in your comment, throwing words. Surely, you cannot be educated. How many kind, compassionate and generous people are there in Dominica? You have depicted that you are not one of them.

      • Shameless
        March 19, 2015

        “And who the cap fits, let them wear it :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

        Stop posing under various names and listen to the people sir. I know for a fact that you hate Matt’ guts so be quiet before you make mouth open and tory jump out. STOP taking we Dominicans kindness for weakness. You have been warned :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

        Assertive, NOT Aggressive! :twisted:

  30. Shaka zulu
    March 18, 2015

    There is principles according to God and principles according to the devil. Skeritt is in no place to lecture anyone about principles and accountability to people. I judge a man by his actions. Words mean nothing. This misguided principles that Venezuela is trying to disseminate in the region will lead us to know where but poverty and strife. We do not have to go far in history to agree. Like I said before, those who do not respect history are bound to make the same mistakes. Wisdom is indeed a gift from the most high.

    • The Facts
      March 18, 2015

      You are in no place to make such a statement against the PM. You are out of place to judge him.
      It is obvious that you have no wisdom at all. If you were wise you would not judge for God knows you, your heart and your lifestyle. One day, those of you who judge as you do, will be judged two-fold, the worst. You will do well to cease heaping, burning coals on your head.

  31. Truth and Justice
    March 18, 2015

    I stupid what has Alba got to do with his nuh. Well so now skerrit is PM of Venuezuela too.

    • Not Brilliant
      March 18, 2015

      Sad isn’t it that you do not have the common sense to know and comprehend the wording of this article.

  32. Corrupt Team
    March 18, 2015

    “I think, really, we cannot but express our solidarity with the people of Venezuela. DNO, I am happy you ended this article with ALBA and the Spanish copy of Skerrit’s markakwee, but I would be happier if you had put what Obama said side by side so we could all be reminded of what Obama said, who he took actions against, and the context in which it was said. For example, #1. Obama made it clear that the Venezuelan people were EXCLUDED “The White House says the new set of targeted sanctions excludes the Venezuelan people and any trade relations with the nation, and are instead specifically aimed at government officials…” So Skerrit must not try to mislead the people. #2. “We are deeply concerned by the Venezuelan government’s efforts to escalate intimidation of its political opponents.” #3 The executive order was ONLY againt 7 “The seven individuals named in the order would have their property and interests in the US blocked or frozen and they would be denied entry into the US.

    • DLP crisis
      March 18, 2015

      He must find himself there when the US is invading Venezuela & be a matar like Boliva

      • D/can to de Bone (F)
        March 19, 2015

        folish and narrow mined you are .

  33. samuel
    March 18, 2015

    But why is he defending Venezuela so? Dominica has their own problems they need to take care of first

    • Tjebe fort
      March 18, 2015

      He does not want to have pay the fuel bill! Think about it, there is no money in the kitty to pay back Venezuela so Skrit has to play up to Maduro so he can get debt forgiveness and call it development assistance. I can’t understand that. We get fuel so cheap from Venezuela but gazolene prices higher than U.S.A. and we are brokes with no new investment. I can not cry again because I have no tears left. He calling U.S.A. unfair but never explains why the opposition had that demonstration outside his office. He does not know the meaning of fair or unfair. All he cares about is that we see him as the new Messiah. How long we have to suffer that delusion again.

  34. no name no warrant
    March 18, 2015

    You support everything anti US but u can’t stay away from the US. I’m sure you will learn your lesson soon Skerro.

  35. blame my eyes
    March 18, 2015

    Mr. Skerrit, your speech would have carried more weight if you had taken time to dress like a professional like the others in photo. Most people are turned off by ones dressing and whether what the person said was good or true, carries no weight because of the looks. But then again since you appear to be shaky in photo, maybe you dressed the way you did so that much attention would not be given on what you said. That’s a piece of psychology some cowards especially from the middle east often use.

  36. natural dominican
    March 18, 2015

    keep talking Mr PM….

  37. I Feel BAD
    March 18, 2015

    DNO, as I watch the photo above, I am very embarrassed as a Dominican. DNO, six men were present in the photo and five of them were professionally dressed with their jacket and tie, while one of them, make it worse, standing at the front has a shirt that looked wrinkled, unbuttoned, and showing some chest. I really feel bad as a Dominican because I take pride in the way I dress.

    • Clear
      March 19, 2015

      you all speaking about dressing! SMH… Speak about he the Prime Minister of Dominica supporting Maduro against Obama.

    • D/can to de Bone (F)
      March 19, 2015

      What so embarrassing about his dressing ? silly think by you Why should one feel bad about his dressing.. Is he naked?

  38. Go To Hell!!
    March 18, 2015

    “He said the matter is not an expression of anti-American sentiments, but one of principle.”

    Skerrit so scared that he was very careful with the tone of his statement this time. Usually he is very busy to make anti-USA statements with boldness but this time around he based it on principle and not the usual tone. So yes he said something but what he said was very well calculated and very passive in nature.

  39. Bod
    March 18, 2015

    This prime minister is a joke when it comes to foreign policy. He’d switch allegiances in a heartbeat if someone offered him a bigger check. Yes, we do support the people of Venezuela – we support them because they are being oppressed by a power-crazed lunatic, not because of US sanctions.

  40. Neutral
    March 18, 2015

    Well I wash my hands. Dominica we are in real S NOW.

  41. TRUTH
    March 18, 2015

    SKERRIT , SHUT YOUR MOUTH YOU talk about principle? ,, You know nothing about principle,AND remember, DOMINICA is not standing with you and your currupt friend ,,is you and your ministers and their children ,,wE WILL STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE USA,

    sKERRIT, we know better

  42. Bonjiay
    March 18, 2015

    What rubbish is this guy talking about? The Venezuelan people are indeed seeking justice from the incompetent idiots who have brought their economy to a point of recession and their democracy to the point of frustration.
    The Venezuelan people want to be free off Maduro and his Madness.

  43. yesterday
    March 18, 2015

    I thought Dominica was friends of the US too. What happened? SMH

    • sad day
      March 19, 2015

      Well actually I thought we were ‘friends of all satellites of none’. Apparently we are only friends of Venezuela . Dominicans need to start speaking out against the government supporting Venezuela and their oppression against it’s own people.

  44. Ex Da Law ms
    March 18, 2015

    The prime minister spoke about principle.He needs to take his own advice.He has compromised his principle over and over.

  45. Bomboclat
    March 18, 2015

    Talk foolish people. Like Americans so like all you! Foolish!

    • sad day
      March 19, 2015

      and Venezuela do…your foolish…. continue to support skerrit blindly .

  46. COMBOS
    March 18, 2015

    Mr. PM
    Did you do your due diligence and find out why the President Obama made such a definite statement/sanction against Venezuela? If Yes what was the reason? if No dont you think you are making an uninformed decision for the people of our country? putting us in crap that does not even affect us in any kind of way?

    Mr. Pm i waiting for your response…… concerned citizen

  47. Trevor Fabien
    March 18, 2015

    So the PM has now turned Chief Negotiator and spokesperson for Venezuela. This is exceedingly hilarious. I wonder if he knows what he’s talking about. Venezuela doesn’t not stand alone, eh

    • Ideal
      March 18, 2015

      Looks like it but Dominica will be next if he keeps opening his mouth. Who is Skerrit, to get involve when he has to depend on the USA even to have his son born there. I wonder why he did not send his wife to Venezuela to give birth there. Soon Venezuela will run out of money and see who he will be go begging to.

      • MY 2cents
        March 18, 2015

        @ Ideal you obviously just come out under a rock. Other than Grenada tell me what you ever see the US do for any Caribbean island. So who depending on US

      • Not Brilliant
        March 18, 2015

        You are too unlearned and naive to know this would be a punishment for people as you. You will not escape for by your comments you will have brought it on Dominica and yourself.
        You have nothing good to state. Do you expect to reap goodness from your comments which spew hatred?

  48. Dominic
    March 18, 2015

    skerreit u brave man u doh play witth d us boy

  49. %
    March 18, 2015

    I am sure the actions that the USA will one day take against youwill be fair, and i will fully support them.

  50. Francisco Telemaque
    March 18, 2015

    Roosevelt if you know the measures taken against Venezuela by the United States is unfair, why don’t you do something about it?

    Perhaps you can take your own measures against the United States; perhaps you can impose sanctions on the United States, or maybe you could invade America, with the China trained paramilitary boys you have protecting you.

    You know I am ashamed of myself for the idiot I was when I supported you in the past, I was warned. I defended you only to realize everything I was told about you is true. You look like a fool sticking your neck out for a dictator who tramples on the rights of the opposition and poor people of Venezuela, the same as you are doing to the opposition and poor people of Dominica. You playing big shot, but your petty stupid childish talk is of no consequence to America!

  51. Doc. Love
    March 18, 2015

    If I was Mr. Maduro, I would be pleased at Skeritt’s big man talk concerning the unfairness imposed by President Obama, but I would be concerned about the support shown by the Dominican people. After all the money spent in Dominica by Venezuela, Skeritt is showing a handful amount of Dominicans including children with placards in their hands supporting Venezuela. In my opinion, that is a colossus shame. Mr. Maduro should ask Skeritt for an explanation and demand a better or more organized show of support.

  52. AA
    March 18, 2015

    All you wanna get involved in big man ting when all you are little fish. The US considers Venezuela a threat to its national security, who are you to tell the US that they cannot do this. The US have a right to look in its best interest even if you are not in the best interest of your country. Have you found out why the officials of Venezuela was blacklisted? is it for drug trafficking offences, money laundering, the financing of terrorism? Are the policies of Venezuela impacting the national interest of the US creating a risk that there may be attacks against US interest.

    You will support Venezuela because of your personal interest, not the interest of the people that gave you a mandate.

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