Poverty in Dominica worries Norris Prevost

Norris Prevost

United Workers party (UWP) officials, including Parliamentary representative for Roseau central Norris Prevost, are worried about what they say is a high level of poverty in Dominica.

Prevost told a UWP meeting in Layou last week that poverty levels in Dominica has reached its zenith.

“When we were in power we took Dominica to prosperity, today Dominica have fallen back into the deepest poverty ever in our generation,” Norris asserted. “Our people no longer feel proud to be Dominicans ….this government has done enough damage to our country over the last 12 years.”

He made particular reference of the “Free school books program” introduced by the UWP which he said the Labor party administration has failed to continue.

Prevost pointed out that the UWP is pledging to significantly reduce poverty if it is given the opportunity to govern the country.

“The United Workers Party is on a mission to rebuild Dominica. We will bring you back to work and prosperity …. we will not keep you begging,” Prevost said.

One of the measures outlined by Government in the 2012/2013  budget to reduce poverty in Dominica, is a pilot programme aimed at  graduating people from unemployment to work.

The programme will be implemented in the village of St. Joseph and in the Silver Lake community.

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86 Comments

  1. Francisco Telemaque
    August 14, 2012

    I am not finished with that fool who feels confident that they can challenge my diction!

    How can someone take upon themselves to decide how many words should a person use to express, and covey their sentiments, and opinions?

    I can be as verbose as I need to be so that fools like you can see the picture and not just the camera!

    The problem with idiots like that person, is they believe they are perfect, consumed by the ” better than syndrome,” know more thane very one else; they are fault finders, yet they operate fictitiously.

    Like a phantom in the night they appear and vanish into oblivion!

    They have no name, or are embarrassed to use their names, because they have nothing important to say, thus they fear their friends and neighbors will discover how stupid they really are if they speak out utilizing more than five or seven words in a sentence.

    I have nothing to hide, nor to be ashamed of; I am an highly intelligent man; academically educated at collage and university level.

    I challenge that idiot to deal with me one one; not on DNO if they care it can be on a forum where their comments on any subject, educational, or political, and let an reading audience make the judgment call.

    Challenging me on any subject, Medicine, Electronics, and electricity, or any subject in the liberal arts, and let’s see who comes out ahead.

    I do not babble only because I wish to be heard or seen, if that’s my purpose I can be identified in the darkest hour of the night by my true name.

    I know who I am, I am aware of the my potential, and I do not need any low life to define me.

    How can you tell someone what they write, or how they express themselves contains more words than necessary?

    Verbosity might be part of my God given gift, and you cannot contain me, so just read me if you care to and have nothing to say because wether you appreciate my comments or not it does not matter, you are not on my agenda, you are insignificant, and irrelevant in my world!

    Head This ” verbum sap!”

    What is that:

    ” Bring Em Young Mormo?”

    That is the fool identity oui!

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  2. Anonymous
    August 14, 2012

    Some body commented and referred to Hon. Norris Prevost, Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Central Constituency as ugly. That is true, there is no doubt about the fact that he is ugly in face but beautiful in heart. The Honrable gentleman is humble, honest, holy (always goes to church and involved in church), a people’s person, caring… and the list can go on.

    What he said about poverty is Dominica is the truth and people are hurting but some of them are just to shame to accept their mistake of putting the Dominica Labour Party back in power. This DLP government has sold Dominica at the expense of amassing personal wealth. But the writing is on the wall, ugly Prevost will expose all those involved in misfeasance and malfeasance, all those corrupt ministers and the permanent scretaries who cover up their wrong doings.

    Iam very concerned about the high percentage of begging that is takiing place in Dominica and the wealth it is there but just not equally distributed. I do hope the next administration investigate the rampant corruption that is happpening today… :wink:

    Good work Hnorable Prevost for exposing the failure of DLP to put bread on people table, money in the pockets, etc etc…

    • Truth B Told
      August 15, 2012

      I agree, Norris Prevost is a humble man and he certainly has a lot to be humble about.

  3. Truth B Told
    August 14, 2012

    What is Prevost talking about… does he think Dominica’s cannot remember the dark days when the UWP was in power. When Dominica was broke and the treasury was empty? I for one can remember the real hard times we suffered through under the incompetent and corrupt UWP administration! We will never return to the dark ages again – let’s leave the UWP crooks and scoundrels behind and keep Dominica moving forward!

    • Met Yo
      August 14, 2012

      Ok Cocom

      • B.E.B
        August 15, 2012

        Where Cocom has the time to sit infront of a computer? loll

  4. Gutter Rat
    August 14, 2012

    Things are so so bad, even the Rats in Roseau have malnutrition… They Meg!!

  5. Ericx
    August 14, 2012

    If/when all-u get in power, just don’t sell Dowasco for us to have to be paying $1 a gallon for water. Look what UWP did in one of the worse deals in Dominica’s short history when they sold the electric company that drove Dominica into the highest single expenditure than we have seen before the sale.

    Then again, the labor party is just a party known for poring concrete and building walls without Dominnicans getting jobs, squanding millions on nonessential luxuries like the useless state palace. What’s next, appoint a king and queen?

  6. Senses
    August 14, 2012

    Well said Mr. Prevost. As some people said, ” when a leader have no vision the people will perish.”
    At the same time Dominica is my country and as such I do not want to see it get any worse. Even if the New DLP does not have any far thinking plans on how to develop D/ca.
    I really feel sorry for us here in D/ca who fail to see the plight that this Administration is taking into. On the National level, they have destroyed Agriculture, Education and Sports. (Which is the basis of any country’s development) “Neglect the youth, neglect the country’s future.”
    On the international scene they have reined our relationship with our former international donors.
    I know for a fact that this hand-outs will finish soon.
    Can you imagine that I spoke to a lady about the lack of effective leadership in D/ca, and all she told me is ” I don’t care, as long as they paying for my sons to go to school.” They will not even listen to anythings against this Admin.
    All they listen to is the DLP news on DBS.

  7. DA abroad
    August 14, 2012

    very well stated Mr Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  8. Mie
    August 14, 2012

    The people who are content to sit on the side and look for new ways to blame the government for everything that is wrong in this country are the ones who are really bringing the country down. This government is not perfect and yes, we have problems but tell me , in these hard economic times, which country doesn’t. Talk is cheap and the people who are talking the loudest are doing nothing to help alleviate the problems. If you are saying that we have a lot of fruits wasting and why don’t the government build a factory to manufacture canned fruit juices then my question to you would be why don’t you take steps to put a business plan together, acquire a loan and open a factory to can fruit juices. A chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link. We Dominicans need to to move our country forward by contributing to our country’s progress individually, not by just talking. The little you can do is a lot. If you have a good business plan and are unable to acquire funds for your business then you complain. Don’t just sit on the side and say the government should do this or the government should do that or the government is not doing this or the government is not doing that. Ask yourself, ” What am I doing to help my country move forward.” Let us put politics aside for once.

  9. DominicanAbroad
    August 14, 2012

    Ok, now I think many Dominicans won’t like what I’m about to say but it’s true.

    Yes, Dominica should have an international airport because me living in Britain, and a lot of other Dominicans abroad agree with me, that going to Dominica is soooo much stress! If i want to go to Jamaica for example, all i do is get one plane there, Dominica however, i have to get 1 plane to Antigua or Barbados or another island, then wait for ANOTHER plane (most likely LIAT), or we have to go to get a Eurostar (a train that goes to France), or a coach to France, then get a plane to Guadeloupe or Martinique, THEN get ANOTHER plane or boat to Dominica… do you know how stressful that is? But most importantly, do you know how much money I would save if Dominica just build an International airport? Plus how much time it would save? In England, we usually have to wait a few hours for the plane to arrive anyways so im ok with that (i had to wait about 3 hours to wait for the plane to go Antigua), but then as i landed in Antigua, i had to wait ANOTHER few hours just for a LIAT.. Imagine how many hours quicker i wouldve arrived in Dominica if they just built an international airport. Im sorry to say this but many Dominicans in England love Dominica and always will, but getting to Dominica is so stressful and costs so much all because they refuse to build an international airport, but rather built night lights, for what? If you build an international airport, there would be night lights anyways, i mean come on, $300million (i think( just for lights, when you can just build an international airport? Lets just say it costs me $1000 to go to Dominica, some will go to the 1st plane i get to antigua (or whichever island) then some of the money will go to the 2nd plane i have to get. Or if i go the other way, train or coach to France, plane to guadeloupe or martinique, then another plane or boat to Dominica… Look how much more money Dominica couldve had, that $1000 i spent to get to Dominica, how much more of that profit couldve been Dominicas if only they had an international airport? But anyways

    The other thing i think but any Dominicans wont like is, look at Jamaica, St. Barbados, Grenada & all the other islands, what do they have that dominica doesnt? Theyre still a commonwealth/ sovereign of Britain. Do you think Dominica would be the way it is now it they too still had ties to Britain? I mean, those islands are still independent, but still recognize the queen as the head of state. Why didnt Dominica do this too? Maybe the queen would actually help Dominica & give money to Dominica etc if she was still the head of state (by the way, thats why Prince Harry never came to Dominica, because they aint the head of Dominica no more). Another thing i kind of think is, Dominica gained independence too early. Or maybe not too early, but i dont think they were really ready, Dominica isnt any better now just because theyre independent, in fact, if they were independent but still a commonwealth of the UK, they wouldve been better of!

    Another thing is, I think the amount of businesses in Dominica & the population dont mix. Lets say i live in a country with 1000 shops, but only 10 people, who are the shops going to sell to? How will they gain profit? How will that help the economy? It wouldnt. Im not Dominica should decrease the amount of businesses though, personally i think Dominica should increase the population, have children etc, but also increase the health service because this is another reason why Dominicas population isnt really getting any higher (plus many have moved to other countries). I read the birth rate is 18.27 per 1000, while the death rate is 7.3 per 1000, and also the migration rate is 22.39. This is terrible. But to be honest, i dont blame people for migrating because what does Dominica have compared to other islands or countries? Dominica might have nice fruit trees, i can hike etc, but i can go to another island and do that plus more, another reason why Dominica should change for the better. And also, persuade other people from different islands and countries to live in Dominica. In England, a lot of white people (not just white but thats not the point) love Jamaica, Barbados etc and want to live there, i hear them mention all the other islands but never Dominica, why? People Dominica doesnt have anything that appeals to people. Yes people do mostly come Dominica to hike but thats about it, why would i want to live in Dominica to hike if i can like in another island where i can hike, have nice shops and stuff, beaches etc? (not in first person btw, its from their point of view)

    How about Dominica also became an overseas department of France, but like PM Douglas (i think) wanted? Honestly, that wouldve helped Dominica so much, and even helped the economy, tourism etc (most likely if they made Dominica be like the other islands instead of how it is now)

    Ive wrote a lot already and my fingers are getting tired, so the last thing im going to say is, with everything ive said above, i have one last thing i personally think will change Dominica but many Dominicans wont like. I love Dominica how it is (kind of) as ive already said, but what IF, and thats a big IF, if Dominica lose the title of ‘The nature island’? Because lets be honest, if Dominica had the money other islands had, do you really think Dominica would be an nature island? If they had the money, it would most likely be developed like the other islands (well i sure most certainly wouldnt keep it the way it is now if i had the money to change it). Because you complain about what ive just wrote, really think about what i said. Lets be honest, if you had billions of $, even just a few like some of the other islands, but you make Dominica be how it is now, or develop it? Yes it is a nature island, but only because it isnt really developed like the other islands. Dominica is just trees and bushes and stuff (which i like because its natural and produces nice tasty fruits and veg etc), but lets say im completely foreign to Dominica and the Caribbean as a whole, if i was looking to go on holiday, most likely to the Caribbean, Dominica wouldnt be at the top of my list because to be honest, there really isnt much there.

    I apologize if what i wrote offends anyone.

    Anyways, thats enough typing now. Before you reply, please really think about what i said first, like really really think, dont just read it without thinking first then reply.

    Bye :)

    • Peeping Tom
      August 14, 2012

      DominicanAbroad: «Dominica wouldnt be at the top of my list because to be honest, there really isnt much there.»

      It depends on what you are looking for. I suspect that you have not been keeping in touch with the new, or improved, tourist products that we have added. Then again, it all depends on your appetite… the type of activity that you want.

  10. Anonymous
    August 14, 2012

    Prevost and the rest of his gang are not doing anything to better the life for ordinary Dominicans,I have seen more improvement in Dominica the last ten years than any other ten year period in Dominica.

    • LapTe
      August 16, 2012

      Better roads , new brdige, government palace is not improvement if no work, agriculture has been abandoned, tourism down ,mfisheries down, people just sitting by roadside….wake up

  11. tell me about it
    August 14, 2012

    norris you can help with easing poverty by reducing the price of ur land.where the average man getting money to buy land at 15$ per sq ft?????

    • Peeping Tom
      August 14, 2012

      :lol: :lol: :lol:

      But..but……but who told you that Hon. Prevost wants to sell his land to the «average man?» Lol!!

      «Average man» is a political concept to be used when it suits him. Selling his land is a private matter that must be maximized so that he can bleed the world. It is good that you see the hypocrisy in Hon. Prevost’s utterances, which really say nothing (apart from repeating slogans and loaded sentences).

  12. say sa mem
    August 14, 2012

    but wat is really going on one minute i hearing the people of dominica is doing so well most people have their big house and expensive ride blinging all over the place oh and don’t talk about who can dress the best no boman again evrybody well tapdown plus how many cell phone each person have so my question is if the country so poor so much unemployments why these people have so much and is still crying they don’t have someting is wrong

  13. Grey popon
    August 13, 2012

    Corruption and poverty often go hand in hand.. But even more this government is the worse government ever. After voting for this administration in 2005 I vow never to vote for these idiots again. I know what I know and I will only say one thing. Tom is not a fool

  14. Anthony Ismael
    August 13, 2012

    Prevost is dead right! Although there are several ongoing projects in Dominica, there is a definite lull in employment.
    One of our fundamental issue is a small population. To spur economic activity, we need to add at least thirty-forty thousand people in Dominica. It’s tough to create employment without any customers to sell to.
    We sought the tourism track, only to mock it up. No cruise ship village for the tourist that we seek, roads, most of which are still in very poor conditions, lack of illumination especially at night.
    The lack of a jet port compromises our ability to attract stay over tourism dollars.
    Not to mention, high cost of goods and services.

  15. Rocket
    August 13, 2012

    Issue Mr.Prevost that over the past decade under Labour Party Regime Poverty is the Pinnacle off all Aspects in the Island..

    Patriots are just about a low of 30% of the island’s Population so that’s a massive issue..

    The 70% which included spiritual setting are fiercely in Defensive mood against the Patriots

    So its a Long Drive in seeking to bring light upon a Beautiful island which is covered in Severe Darkness!

  16. Anonymous
    August 13, 2012

    poverty is a means by which the upper class can keep their fingers on the controls. So as long as one group want to be in charge they must not empower another. Instead give them handouts but not a way out.

  17. tiny
    August 13, 2012

    how much millions they spend on the Melville hall airport again?….

    • tiny
      August 13, 2012

      many

      • ___________
        August 13, 2012

        @ tiny Too many to count.A group of blind lazy bats,who have the population bawling for a daily survival.Skerrit and his bunch of rogues spend all their working time concentrating on Linton and Q95 and the country is almost at the bottom of the bottomless pit. SHAME ON THIS ROGUE GOVERNMENT.

  18. Peeping Tom
    August 13, 2012

    DNO: «He made particular reference of the “Free school books program” introduced by the UWP which he said the Labor party administration has failed to continue.»

    Well, DNO, a short 2-second call to the Ministry of Education could shed light on this claim, which Hon. Prevost has been repeating ad nauseum. Try it, DNO. Call the Ministry and ask them about that program.

    • Malgraysa
      August 13, 2012

      Tom, why not spell it out for us instead. That would be helpful.

      • Peeping Tom
        August 14, 2012

        This program was never stopped, Malgraysa. It continues today. Curiously, Hon. Prevost has been allowed by the media to repeat this lie for years without someone taking him to task.

  19. ZERO STRESS!
    August 13, 2012

    Election season is not far away you go Norris start early. Finish early, We love our “PM”.

    • %
      August 13, 2012

      @ ZORO STRESS YOUR .Which ‘we’ are you referring to? Are you a lazy Red Clinic sycophant? Go find a job, lazy.
      Having said this, Prevost is dead right. It is a shame to see the number of beggars this corrupt government has created with its destruction of the banana industry and its gross incompetence at handling the states affairs.
      We are now the poorest island in the OECS and maybe the poorest in the Caribbean, complements Skerrit’s Labour regime. THE WORST IS STILL TO COME. Who cannot hear will feel.

      • B.E.B
        August 13, 2012

        Have you gone notts, Can you see its a global meltdown? All the big countries are feeling the pinch. Dominica is not printing money, the govt. has to go to foreign doners to get help,
        If the UWP was in power what better would you expect, what plans do they have to bring relief to the island? UP till now their Manifesto is still hanging on the line, I guess the rains must have washed it by now. loll.
        After 4 and a half years the UWP was kicked out off office, they are fininhed

      • ZERO STRESS!
        August 14, 2012

        Take that! up your %%%%.

  20. Grand bay girl
    August 13, 2012

    Extend ur ideas to make it better.Constructive
    crticizm is good.Wonder where I was when things were so good. We have a long way to go but we are surely making strides .Share ur ideas Mr Prevost
    for a better Dominica

    • Anonymous
      August 13, 2012

      @ Grand bay girl He has done that more than a million times… Get dowm from Mars. Come on Earth to live.

      • Grand bay girl
        August 14, 2012

        I read ur comments and found u to be very intelligent.Mr Anonyomus u can now help with some
        valuable ideas.Eh!all I want is a better Dominica
        I believe u want the same so go ahead and give us some ideads to make Dominica better.For all of u who are saying so many bad things about Dominica
        I want u to show me a country that does not have povery

  21. T
    August 13, 2012

    That’s ;why i love this man so much. This is a very good piece. But their pockets are not poor.And again a country where the head is sick is sick indeed.

  22. aye, aye,aye,
    August 13, 2012

    What do you expect, a government without a plan is a government doomed to fail, :mrgreen:

    when you use witchcraft to get in and stay in power, the same evil spirits you use will take you down… :twisted:

    Some people in this government talk progress, the talk god but they dont act progressively or godly… :twisted:

    but alas, mr prevost look ugly eh :lol: , but, watch out he could be the moses we looking for now… because dominicans like lost sheeps now in wilderness, and more poverty will strike if we do not act fast…mem la mer qui met yo que ti whe yo… :?: :?: :?:

  23. speaking logic
    August 13, 2012

    Mr Prevost has employed many Dominicans check his record, and he is giving persons to have their shops etc at his mall…do some research…

    • B.E.B
      August 13, 2012

      For his money, do u think its rent free?

      • eh boss
        August 13, 2012

        At least, you have a spot to make a start; and generate your own money. No red crippling clinic.

      • cool running
        August 13, 2012

        By Prevost making space available, has helped bring employmet to many Dominicans.
        Do you expect to rent for free? Did you help him buy his place? You guys so like freenece!

    • Anonymous
      August 14, 2012

      Ha Ha Ha! Has employed….PAST TENSE. Now lets talk about the present. Answer this, what happened to Antilles Cement? (all locations too eh). What became of the employees? Is the rent free at the Cinemall?

    • Tablet Coco
      August 15, 2012

      ….he is giving persons to have their shops etc at his mall…

      Are you serious? He is giving persons?

  24. new york
    August 13, 2012

    dude please u save your millions and live big right now u crying wolf wolf

  25. Francisco Telemaque
    August 13, 2012

    What are you saying man, we no longer have a British School system, have you forgotten that Dominica has long become an independent nation.

    We are no longer a colony of Britain, the British dumped us almost forty years ago.

    Our backwardness, and poverty are caused by bad Dominica politics, at the hands of native Dominicans who’s purpose is to play some sort of dirty political game. When you have people coming to power and decide to abandon any project the former government had underway simply because in their campaign they criticize, and talk carp such as we ” doh want it; ” that is what you will have in return.

    Dominica International Airport was already under construction, when the late Rosie Douglas, assisted by Athie Martin, and others including the now so called tourism minister Ian Douglas shut it down!

    You may remember Ian Douglas is the king who stated that what Dominica need is a soft loan, interest free to build our International Airport. He also stated that he and his colleagues knew where to get such loans.

    The trouble is since the UWP lost power Ian Douglas and company are in power, however, the soft loans they knew where to find seems no longer in existence.

    It is my understanding that the money they squandered on digging up the Melville Hall River to build a parking lot, and install landing lights was the money the UWP secured intended to be utilized in the shut down construction.

    Provost, can complain about poverty from now till eternity, unless we the people demand that something constructive be done to create employment in Dominica the status quo will remain the same until this present day Dominica generation all die!

    The present day politicians are set in their ways, as long as when the month end comes along and they are paid, hat is what matters to them. They look out for their supporters, and shower them with political gifts ensuring their reelection, meanwhile there are the forgotten who’s life matters nothing to the powers that be.

    Someone mentioned that Dominican does not have any Street lights: that person had better be careful that certain Dominican’s don’t take issue with them, once I got into trouble for saying that there are no Traffic lights when someone proudly argued with me and call me all sorts of names only to find out I was right, and they were wrong, since they made their argument based on a single one relay light located on a bridge at Bath Estate Road.

    If we are depending on foreigners to move into Dominica and develop the island creating employment for our people we will be waiting for a long, long, time.

    The theory goes ” build it and they will come.”

    Who in their right mind will go into such a backward place and invest their money, even some Dominicans are hesitating to do that.

    When the Chines officials told the present Labor Party Government, ” the only time Dominica will begin to make some progress, is when we build an International Airport” that was the time to ask them to give us a grant, along with a loan to facilitate the purpose.

    But, again how can the Labor Party Government build an International Airport in the country, when they said it was no good for the country, all that was needed was to install landing lights on the existing municipal airport already in operation in the country.

    The players in this government has tied their very own hands behind their backs as far as an international airport is concerned, thus they are too ashamed to even talk about it, compounded with the fools Gonzales of St. Vincent made out of them by double crossing them.

    He advised them not to build an International Airport whiles at the same time he was negotiating to build his own in his country.

    How dumb are we Dominicans!

    I doubt that anyone of us alive will ever see an International Airport built in Dominica as long as a Labor Party government is in power in our country.

    Okay, I am once again ready for a whipping, let me have it, nonetheless I will not change my opinion no love lost!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Bring Em Young Mormo
      August 13, 2012

      why are your post so long winded and verbose and filled with bad English

      • Francisco Telemaque
        August 14, 2012

        Fool if you are talking to me, or about me; be informed that I am aware of all of my errors in what I wrote.

        Here is one of them ” underway.” Any fool should have realize that it should read ” on the way ” meaning in progress!

        Do not worry about me: worry about yourself.

        I do not edit what I write, I do not read back, nor do spell check, as a result the typing errors I make slip through!

        Mind your business, you have nothing to say to me!

        If you need a job read all the comments on the site; count errors, and improper English see how many you find, pay yourself one cent for every correction you make, you will be rich by the end of the day.

        If you are a train linguist, holding a masters degree in linguistics, perhaps you have something over me; however, if all you have is simply commonsense reading ability you need to simply shut your mouth!

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  26. Jayson
    August 13, 2012

    It would seem that it’s only Prevost in the whole UWP that tends to be addressing issues that the general public really care about. All the rest of the UWPites seem to be on a ‘Skerrit hunt’. That wouldn’t be so bad if they had any sort of contingency plan, but apparently their whole focus is ‘get rid of skerrit at all costs!’

    If Skerrit resigns tomorrow, then what…? A bunch of clueless UWP jokers.

  27. street side
    August 13, 2012

    when you think of it..
    Labour Party Represents the following with Honours

    -Hardship
    -Laziness
    -Ignorance
    -Thinking Small
    -Ability to Fool Majority of Citizens
    -Overseas Trips Projects-crumbs
    -Massive Levels of Unemployment since 2000 record Breaking
    -Ability to Turn Good thinkers/Professional Folks as Shoe Worshippers for getting a few pennies
    -Creating Fear factors in the Society
    -Ability to Convince the working class to be on the Poverty list.
    -Increase of Confusion at all Sector Levels bringing unproductive measures and Massive chaos

    Labour is totally the worst element as a Regime to Have come into Office over the past 30 years after

    They have Brought a once Respected Caribbean Island-Dominica to its dying knees!

    LABOUR IS HARDSHIP KINDLY VOTE THEM OUT
    YOU WILL CONTINUE TO BE POOR LEADING TO FAST TRACKING DEATH!

    • chinese under wear
      August 13, 2012

      You forgot…Givng passports to criminals, including Francisco Carello.

  28. August 13, 2012

    Mr. Prevost, how did you came up with this. have you done a servay?. what are you doing to make things better.

    • fireman
      August 13, 2012

      come dominica and see for yourself moron.. stop hiding behind a computer

    • Brain DAMAGE
      August 14, 2012

      Dominican in the BVI, Prevost and others don’t need a graph book to come up with this.
      Leave where ever you are and come down to see with your two KOKO ZIER!

    • Peacock
      August 14, 2012

      You must be in the BVI too long to even adopt their spelling, i.e. “servay” The word is ‘survey’ . Do some research.

  29. sphynx
    August 13, 2012

    DNO!PLEASE POST MY COMMENT§whenever politicians are in opposition they never see what the party in power is doing!all the same both parties should work for the good of the country.Prevost if you say DA is at the zenith of poverty,how was it in the 60’s.the youths born in the 70’s dont know.but we know.so take that back.dominica is not at the zenith of poverty.what are you doing to curb it?give us your plan!i will still say i don’t like politricksters!everyone of them full of promises whenthey outside;but once inside they FORGETthey become ALZEIHMER! DIG IT!

  30. Coco fiolo
    August 13, 2012

    I have never supported Mr Prevost and the UWP but i agree there is much poverty in my homeland.However one must not put all blame on the government.We as a people must first examine ourselves and put our priorities right.Let’s start with the army of young men who have chosen to sit on the block all day smoking weed and not lifting a finger to do a days work.Many of these young men’s families have arable land. Many of our young ladies prefer to grow finger nails instead of vegetables, raising chicken, goats or even rabbits.Many of those who work spend their earnings trying to live like the madonnas of the world.How many of our young people are buisness owners?just a few.Dominicans to like to live cheap and smell sweet.Mr Prevost should instead encourage our young people to be self sufficient and stop being critical of foreign business owners who chose to invest their monies in our economy.Don’t tell me anything about the private sector. Many of them are too damned content to remain in those cubus they’ve been occuppying since their grand parents had their little cabarette there.Others are happy to be importers of things that can be grown right here. However Mr Prevost is a politician and will do what all opposition politicians do.PUT THE BLAME ELSEWHERE.

  31. Blessings...
    August 13, 2012

    Dominica have been poor from far back as I can remember and Mr. Norris I’m old. What prosperity did UWP take Dominica into????? Inquiring mind wants to know…

  32. wiseup
    August 13, 2012

    Next election I myself not voting. This Government system is so unfair. I dont have time for politics again…

    • chicken
      August 14, 2012

      how are u gonna make a difference if u dont vote. if you dont vote, dont comment, accept what you get.

  33. Anonymous
    August 13, 2012

    How many people are employed by you Mr. Prevost in order to help curb poverty?

    • cool running
      August 13, 2012

      How many are employed by Mr. Skeritt?

      • Bring Em Young Mormo
        August 13, 2012

        Anonymous,Skerrit is not a business man but Prevost is one who upon his Party being tossed from office closed down all his businesses.Why cant he donate some space in the Prevo Cine Mall for his pet project a BUSINESS INCUBATOR,instead of encouraging vagrancy and mendicancy by offering free food (only on sundays) to those street people.Those people whom he feeds will never try to find gainful employment when they know Prevo is offering hand out free food

    • Shameless
      August 13, 2012

      Address the message instead of attacking the messenger. The problem right in your face but politics have you so damn blind you cant even see the light in the distance farless. One thing I know is if we dont change this lazy, non productive state of affairs in Dominica soon we will all suck salt.

      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

    • GOM
      August 13, 2012

      You have to ask how many people is employed by Skerrit’s corrupt regime.Your monkey. What did you vote him for? To tell you Go to hell! Go to Hell! Go to Hell!?
      Poverty in this failed country is alarming, and all signs are it will get worse.
      Skerrit is concentrating on Q95 and the patriots or lovers of Dominica and in the meantime the country is going to Hell with poverty and corruption.

  34. Big-Bannan
    August 13, 2012

    It still amazes me how close Dominica is to the developed world and how poor and under developed it really is. For example there is zero: Intl Airport, army, traffic lights(no body stops), a poor and backwards British School System.

    • Blessings...
      August 13, 2012

      Why don’t you do something about that??? Open a body shop or something. It amazes me how we’re quick to point out the problems but we have no way of coming up with a solution…SMH!!!

    • Original Eagle-Eye
      August 13, 2012

      A poor and backward British School System? You ok with yourself BIG-BANAN? I will have you know that this poor and backward system have produced men and women who excel in countries around the world, the region and Dominica, who can’t be matched by so called developed systems on their worst day! Have you seen the test scores of your rich and developed systems and how much they are belly aching to find out what formular those same poor and backward systems are using? Do you even know that CXC exist and what the accronym stands for.

      Is having an intl airport, traffic lights or army the solution to poverty? You are such a dim wit it would be abusive of me to take on someone as mentally depraved and BACKWARD like you! You really should have stayed in school, education is a gift to freedom of cohesive thought!

      • Saysay
        August 14, 2012

        They go to other countries and their CXC’s are still not recognized What about that. stop bragging out of nothing.

    • Another UWP Clown
      August 13, 2012

      Gabbage talk..so we will be now measured by Traffic Lights…what about our happiness

    • Anonymous
      August 13, 2012

      What are you saying man, we no longer have a British School system, have you forgotten that Dominica has long become an independent nation.

      We are no longer a colony of Britain, the British dumped us almost forty years ago.

      Our backwardness, and poverty are caused by bad Dominica politics, at the hands of native Dominicans who’s purpose is to play some sort of dirty political game. When you have people coming to power and decide to abandon any project the former government had underway simply because in their campaign they criticize, and talk carp such as we ” doh want it; ” that is what you will have in return.

      Dominica International Airport was already under construction, when the late Rosie Douglas, assisted by Athie Martin, and others including the now so called tourism minister Ian Douglas shut it down!

      You may remember Ian Douglas is the king who stated that what Dominica need is a soft loan, interest free to build our International Airport. He also stated that he and his colleagues knew where to get such loans.

      The trouble is since the UWP lost power Ian Douglas and company are in power, however, the soft loans they knew where to find seems no longer in existence.

      It is my understanding that the money they squandered on digging up the Melville Hall River to build a parking lot, and install landing lights was the money the UWP secured intended to be utilized in the shut down construction.

      Provost, can complain about poverty from now till eternity, unless we the people demand that something constructive be done to create employment in Dominica the status quo will remain the same until this present day Dominica generation all die!

      The present day politicians are set in their ways, as long as when the month end comes along and they are paid, hat is what matters to them. They look out for their supporters, and shower them with political gifts ensuring their reelection, meanwhile there are the forgotten who’s life matters nothing to the powers that be.

      Someone mentioned that Dominican does not have any Street lights: that person had better be careful that certain Dominican’s don’t take issue with them, once I got into trouble for saying that there are no Traffic lights when someone proudly argued with me and call me all sorts of names only to find out I was right, and they were wrong, since they made their argument based on a single one relay light located on a bridge at Bath Estate Road.

      If we are depending on foreigners to move into Dominica and develop the island creating employment for our people we will be waiting for a long, long, time.

      The theory goes ” build it and they will come.”

      Who in their right mind will go into such a backward place and invest their money, even some Dominicans are hesitating to do that.

      When the Chines officials told the present Labor Party Government, ” the only time Dominica will begin to make some progress, is when we build an International Airport” that was the time to ask them to give us a grant, along with a loan to facilitate the purpose.

      But, again how can the Labor Party Government build an International Airport in the country, when they said it was no good for the country, all that was needed was to install landing lights on the existing municipal airport already in operation in the country.

      The players in this government has tied their very own hands behind their backs as far as an international airport is concerned, thus they are too ashamed to even talk about it, compounded with the fools Gonzales of St. Vincent made out of them by double crossing them.

      He advised them not to build an International Airport whiles at the same time he was negotiating to build his own in his country.

      How dumb are we Dominicans!

      I doubt that anyone of us alive will ever see an International Airport built in Dominica as long as a Labor Party government is in power in our country.

      Okay, I am once again ready for a whipping, let me have it, nonetheless I will not change my opinion no love lost!

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • Really?
        August 14, 2012

        No whipping from me today. For once I quite agree with everything you said :)

  35. Doc.love
    August 13, 2012

    :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  36. tiny
    August 13, 2012

    thank God for Ross university

  37. Met Yo
    August 13, 2012

    Well said Prevost well said… but again…those idiots will tell you shut up because they get west coast road….lmao

    • 1979
      August 13, 2012

      :mrgreen:

    • Another UWP Clown
      August 13, 2012

      How can you reduce such ipmportant points made by the Prevost to West Coast Road…I am deeply saddened

    • fireman
      August 13, 2012

      i hope they can eat ashpalt

      • Malgraysa
        August 13, 2012

        Eating asphalt? Boy, even that getting difficult as we don’t have the money to pay for the bitumen.

  38. Anonymous
    August 13, 2012

    Levels are really high.Must say i voted the last Government.Never expected such

    • wiseup
      August 13, 2012

      We on the same page…Its shameful

  39. sugar
    August 13, 2012

    that is soooooooooooooo true they really stop give books. Now them sayin not every child that sits the G SAT that will be gettin de 500 dollars all this is politics. politics giving blose. first they say every child that sit the GSAT will be given 500 dollars, now they stop it. real poverty

    • MARIGOT
      August 13, 2012

      go wok!!!! ah nagar lika aru wey put dat pa aru back tek um ow

    • Anonymous
      August 13, 2012

      thats just how dominicans want it to be begging day by day to eat and drink rum and thats ok with are lot of them you all dont see the young people of dominica dont love to work aney more its all about partying. I can remember with U.W.P how the young man of dominica move on and start doing there business dominicans had the plants so thay could have food for years this D.L.P took it from them and gave them the party and the rum. from the time D.L.P came its all about begging and going to G.M for work

    • AG!
      August 13, 2012

      A promise is a comfort to a fool.

  40. flower
    August 13, 2012

    How do you plan to do that,

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