Seaborne chief pilot ‘happy’ to fly into Dominica

Seaborne chief pilot Brad Guest
Seaborne chief pilot Brad Guest

Chief Pilot of Seaborne Airlines, Brad Guest, has expressed “delight” that he has finally flown and landed an aircraft in Dominica.

Guest was one of the two pilots on the airline’s inaugural flight into Melville airport on April 1, 2013.

“I am extremely delighted to have been part of the team … it’s a dream come true and yes we are finally here and to stay,” Guest stated.

President of SeaBorne Airline, Gary D Foss, said for those who think that because it was April 1 and it was a “joke” well “it’s no joke or fool.”

“Seaborne Airlines has landed in Dominica and we are extremely happy that we were able to facilitate the process,” he said.

Foss expressed gratitude to the government of Dominica, the CEO of Dominica Airport and Sea Port Authority, Benoit Bardouille and Colin Piper of Discover Dominica. “They made it all happen and while a number of islands are calling on us for our services to replace American Eagle, getting things sorted out in Dominica was just smooth sailing,” Foss stated.

The airline replaced American Eagle which ceased operations in Dominica from March 31, 2013, in attempt to cut down on operational costs.

Seaborne is offering daily flights between San Juan and Melville Hall Airport.

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  1. Karl
    April 9, 2013

    I see LIAT also has a flight from DA to PR who has the best price. I see LIAT has a total of 280.00us from the 24-29 April with one bag. what is the price for Seabourne with one bag?

  2. Waste
    April 3, 2013

    Its Business people. SeaBorne start with one daily flight, but once it becomes profitable you will see how face 2 and 3 flights per day will be introduced.
    Anyone who is an employer and know what’s its like to ensure a profit have an idea what airlines go through.

    We expect too much to quickly from others but do nothing ourselves.

    Mr. Telemaque, there are poor people and children is wesley, if your life is so great and you know it all, help some people and help improve and change their lives and don’t be afraid to proclaim it here on DNO since you proclaim all else.

    STop typing and because a valuable ex citizen of Dominica.

    What have you contributed to the Development of Domiinica? How often are you in Dominica?

    DNO , we doh want to hear from mr…

    • April 4, 2013

      “Its Business people. SeaBorne start with one daily flight, but once it becomes profitable you will see how face 2 and 3 flights per day will be introduced.”(Some Idiot).

      It is not hard to detect when people are dumb, and uneducated, yet they have a lot to say. Before you get on the bandwagon, and talk to me perhaps you should waste your time doing some self-educating, because you are a dunce, a semi illiterate person. In the first place there is no such thing as face 2 and 3 flight. However, I believe one could say “Phase” 2 and 3. it should be phase, and not “face.”

      All of you who are attacking me are beneath me educationally, your senses I walk, and wipe my feet upon!

      Most of my family in Wesley are poor also, perhaps some of those you are referring are my people, however, what I do for my family, and none family I chose to help is none of your concern, I am not obligated to help anybody.

      Dominicans are poor because they like to be poor, all of the crap that you all are talking is unnecessary, all due to a thirty-five seater aircraft that excites you all, which however, will only help to keep the nation backward.

      How many people in Dominica this thirty-five seater crap is going to employ?

      Tell your government to build an International Airport, by so doing it will boost the influx of tourist into the country, more people will be employed at the airport, and it will cause a trickle down effect into the country, people will make money, thus you and your kind will not have to dictate to me who I should help.

      I am, not in the business of giving handouts!

      If you all are contented with what you have in Dominica, bear the pinch, suffer, eat dry bread and drink salt Sault water, wether I am successful, doing well or not so good, that is my life which I created for myself with the help of God. If politics you all care about in Dominica, and the colors Red, Blue, and Green, while the government keeps you in bondage , by not doing anything significant to encourage the creation of jobs, why should I care?

      DNO I wish you would allow my responses to the foolish attacks I am now subjected to: believe I should have the opportunity to defend against the stupid comments these idiots are making.

      I have no desire monopolized your site, however these stupid people some who can barley read should be put into their place!

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  3. Real DA Gurl
    April 3, 2013

    Yes Seaborne happy you are flying to d/a already booked my flight for creole fest and I don’t care about luggage fee because Dominica is hot anyway so I carry light clothing and ship my barrel down…I love my Dominica and to all the negative people go hide under a rock.

  4. BWA
    April 3, 2013

    Well I can see why DA isn’t going anywhere. The people have no concept of business. How you all going to promote international airport when. AA eagle recently pulled out of servicing the island? People it’s about supply and demand. The demand for an airport of that size is small compared to the costs associated with operating it and keeping it up to standards and codes. Do you all believe Eagle would have left if there was a demand ? Additionally, dominica would have to build a descent hospital and enhanced its emergency services before inter. airport can even be discussed. people wont come here because if they get sick they’ll end up in the hell hole called PMH to die. Also where are the descent hotels, taxi service, quality customer service, array of services that goes along with an airport of that size? Dominica don’t need an international airport. Dominica needs a leader and members of an effective ministry to make better decisions. Take your heads out people and demand better governing from that PM. The man has no business what so ever!

    • Dorival John
      April 3, 2013

      You must be a complete idiot. AE pulled out of the entire Caribbean, not only Dominica. Do some research before you come and try to appear smart with your “Do you all believe Eagle would have left if there was a demand?” argument.

      • Mr.Gouty
        April 3, 2013

        I am not in all you left or right business all i would want to know how can an air line have a poor Website like that and can some one tell me if sea borne air line is insured or what type of insurerance do they have.

      • bwa kwaieb
        April 3, 2013

        dorival john the only idiot here is you and I guess you’re tired of looking at yourself in a mirror. But hey even monkeys need a lesson. I am quite aware that eagle has pulled out of the caribbean. If you take a look at the various markets there none of those allowed for eagle to recuperate its cost of servicing. Why? because people aren’t flooding to the Caribbean. Check out the travel data from the 1990’s to now. Are more people traveling more now than they did before? Secondly, even if the airplane come to Dominica filled is it leaving the island filled? Nope it’s not. This s true for many of the other islands. The only time eagle fills at least half of its cabin is during christmas holidays and whenever there’s some celebration. Clearly if there was a demand for service eagle would continue to operate. Do you think it’s free for the airplanes to just sit in an airport? They pay huge fees and when they leave it is expected that their cabins are at least 75% filled. So instead of running your mouth why don’t you go take a class in business. SMh this is the kind of dufus males DA have running Dominicans into the ground. Males like Dorival john. ah boy…..

      • Anonymous
        April 3, 2013

        Look we all know AA left due to financial reasons -I have flown to and from DA many times and the plans are seldom if ever full (we know about the Ross students) Furthermore you don’t need to calling people names. He seems to know what he is talking about maybe you are annoyed because what he has said makes sense. You need to open your eyes a little wider.

      • April 3, 2013

        Dorival boy I agree with you!

        Theses people are full of it, they are always talking crap about cost maintenance, and only they knows what.

        The fact is there are International Airports operating in the Caribbean, from Guyana in the South, to Jamaica in the North, and every island between with the exception Anguilla, Nevis, and Montserrat for more than seventy years; thus far not one of them has failed due to cost of operation. The newest schedule to come on stream shortly will be St. Vincent, let’s see if it will go out of business because American Eagle pulled out from its present routes!

        I do not know why is it our people do not think before they talk nonsense; they are unable to think cognitively. They are like bleeping sheep man; which lacks commonsense!

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • Justice and Truth
        April 3, 2013

        Such a person is another negative one. Always bringing down their country and nationals. Searching for flaws where none exist and love to scrutinize, analyze and parse every word; placing words and meanings where they do not belong; not broadminded at all. This is someone who should be transformed and to a patriotic national.

    • Dorival John
      April 3, 2013

      Dude, you were concentrating on Dominica in your original argument. You said “Take your heads out people and demand better governing from that PM.” You made it sound as if AE was pulling out of Dominica as if it was the PM’s fault. This has nothing to do with any leader in the Caribbean. AE and its parent company is in deep financial problem, hence its decision to pull out.

      Seaborne took over and is already doing brisk business. LIAT is going to start doing the same route on April 4 and I know from sources that their flights are already filled.

      So your point is mute. AE pulled out because it wants to save US$75 million per year and has nothing to do with leader and all that crap you are talking about.


      • bwa kwaieb
        April 4, 2013

        Again men like you continue to run dominica into the ground because you’re inept. Demand and supply and low margins are crap? It’s a natural part of business and American businesses no matter how well they are doing won’t continue to operate where they’re only getting low margins. AA is bankrupt that’s all well and good so it’s quite convenient for you all to blame their restructuring as part of the problem. Yet it’s funny how airlines like delta, continental, british airways flying in and out of certain caribbean islands but not the little ones. If you look at the markets these bigger airlines service they have functioning hospitals and emergency services, customer service, hotels etc. No airline will come to Dominica unless it improves those areas. Dominica can build an international airport the size of JFK and no airline will come here because Dominica lacks the essentials associated with having an international airport. Skerritt is an incompetent PM but as for you Dorival maybe you should stick jantorial services.

      • bwa kwaieb
        April 4, 2013

        BTW, see only someone as inept like yourself will settle for LIAT as a suitable replacement for AA.

    • Dohtinkso
      April 4, 2013

      YOU got no idea what you are talking about bro. So is it because the other countries have no international airports that AA pulled out from them ? Most of the time AA comes in or leaves, it was almost filled to capacity. So this was not the issue. I agree with you when you say we need a better govt, But the y are not to be blamed for AA pulling out of D/ca.

    • Frequent flyer
      April 4, 2013

      Thank God someone has common sense. I’ve been preaching this to them for the longest time. There arent that many travellers into Dominica, the place is not properly marketed, theres no form of entertainment and night life, no shopping and dont even talk about accomodation. They just seem to have the idea that building an international airport is gonna just make things bright, well its not, as far as i am concerned its gonna make things WORST!!! DEBT!!!!

  5. Tumble, Back kick
    April 3, 2013

    THE MAN still has a point

  6. Anonymous
    April 3, 2013

    Mr. Telemaque may not have been very diplomatic about his sentiments, but I, as well, share his feelings. It just amazes me how so many Dominicans can be satisfied with just getting the “crumbs from the masters’ table” instead of trying to elevate themselves. They are more focused on and quick to insult total strangers expressing their opinions instead of being angry at the fact that there is nothing great about a small plane coming to Domininca. The fact is those of us that think we deserve better will always demand better and those that think anything is good enough will never get anything. Good luck with your small plane, I’ll be flying the big one.

    • Anonymous
      April 3, 2013

      Well you wont be flying to or from Dominica anytime soon .Happy flying in that big plane.

      • Anonymous
        April 8, 2013

        You are certainly correct! I haven’t been there since 1993. What does that tell you?

  7. April 3, 2013

    You sound like you always wanted to be a pilot or accomplish something and was too dumb to get it done(Rasta).

    Rasta, I never had any ambition to become a pilot!

    My niche is in the field of Electronics; and Electrical Engineering; that is my talent I am endowed with that gift; that’s why I spent all the years in College, and University studying. I am a professional Electronic, and Electrical Engineer. I also went to school to study medicine, I showed great proficiency, before dropping out before I graduated, I have the ability to save your very life; I can do anything I wish in the field of science, I doubt flying is in the field of science.

    To me it is the same as driving a damn truck, or a car only that it is flying overhead, rather than on the ground. These days a computer program does the flying, I know that for a fact because I have worked on their direction finders, and other instrumentations.

    They have automatic pilot these days, you set a course to wherever you wish to go, and that sucker will take you there, and even land the darn aircraft. Before you all run off your mouth try and know who you are talking about or who you are talking to.

    Many of us may be attending the same school, however we are not in the same class, okay!

    And by the way, I have a niece right now in the Navy, she is the daughter of my younger brother Watts, indeed right out of Wesley: his daughter is an specialist in the Navy who’s job is to keep their (fighter aircrafts) flying by making sure that their flying instruments are properly calibrated, and working properly; I supposed she followed after me.

    As much upper level math I know, I doubt the pilot you people reverent cannot compare with me, it does not require academic education to become a pilot, there are many people who can fly in Los Angeles, and they are walking the streets without a job.

    One can attend flying school and within a few weeks that person should be able to take off and land an aircraft. When one gets into flying you are promoted based on the amount of flying ours you have, that man that you all are kissing his butt, cannot simply get out of the thirty-five seater, and go and fly a 747, or a lager aircraft, that’s not how it works.

    And to the fool who said that one have to know how to fly by instruments before they can be citified, or obtained a pilot license, perhaps you need to talk to guys such Conrad Andrews, from Wesley, the same one who some years ago put a plane down in the sea near Wesley, after his engine failed, he is in New York now, if you want to get in touch with him so that he can educate on the subject of flying let me know, I will hook you up to him.

    Some of you are so dumb, it is pitiful!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  8. To Fransisco T
    April 3, 2013

    YOu are such an idiot!! Its folks like you who has Dominica the way it is today.LOST!!

    Dude do you see the situation Dominica is in right now? The island has been saved from future worries and struggles!!! Its not a Boeing 737 or any type of Jet aircraft but its a way out!For frequent flyers as myself, as long as there is an available seat in and out of the island,its fine.

    International Airport???? Okay you wanna go there..
    (1) Where is the entertainment for the influx of
    passengers/visitors you hope that it would bring?

    (2) where is the accomodation for those passenger/visitors you hope it would bring?

    (3) Which airline you think is gonna just start operationg a jet service flight into Dominica JUST BECAUSE THERE IS AN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT?

    (4) Who’s gonna fund and maintain this structure? Is it you???

    And the list goes on and on…Dude SHUT YOUR MOUTH!!!

    Dominica is NEEDS ALOT of work before it can become the place we dream that it would be. Take the BVI for Instance, there were times when it had up to 12 American Eagle flights a day, and still does not have an International Airport,not even Amerijet’s B727 can land at Beef Island. Dominica gets 2 flights outta san juan for the most during peak season. People dont fly into Dominica because they’re not attracted. No shopping, no night life, no fun besides Nature Stuff. So my freind AA, UNITED,DELTA, BA, VIRGIN are not gonna fly into Dominica just because it has an International Airport, its not ECONOMICAL!!! St.Lucia had to pay American Airlines to operate into its new airport because American decided that the flight is not economical. Thats creating more harm than good. DEBT!!!!

    I wonder to myself if you’re a regular traveller Leave the talking to the folks who actually travel.

    BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT WE HAVE NOW…thats why the place cant get any better, you ungrateful A.H!!!

    • bwa kwaieb
      April 3, 2013

      ha! someone with sense.

    • April 3, 2013

      I do not waste my time responding to idiots who I know are beneath me intellectually; therefor I wish not to dignify the rubbish you wrote with a half decent response, you do not worth it!

    • Anonymous
      April 3, 2013

      10 points Mr T you hit the nail on the head.

  9. Pedro
    April 3, 2013

    The St. Vincent Prime Minister came to Dominica and fool the Dominican people for the Labour Party. He made them reject the international Airport and he took the UWP plans to St. Vincent. He is now laughing at the Dominican people.
    Thanks Seaborne for the rescue.

      April 3, 2013

      if only it was thsat simple. There’s a time and place for everything. Dominica wasn’t ready then. it may or may not be now.

  10. Justice and truth
    April 2, 2013

    Thank you Seaborne Airline for coming to Dominica. Let us give the pilot and other employees a rousing welcome. I am satisfied with a 34-seater rather than a 7 or 12, etc. :)
    The pilot has reasons to be happy. Generally in our beautiful Dominica, Dominicans are welcoming and friendly people. Let us give the pilot and other employees a rousing welcome.
    Someday when I visit DA, I am hoping to fly with you from San Juan and back or wherever I can connect with you to fly to DA and back to Canada. May you continue to always service Dominica. I wish you a good experience in serving Dominican nationals, residents and those who reside abroad. Good luck!
    May God always be with you and keep your airline safe as you travel from country to country and transport your passengers, no exception, Dominican nationals. Safe flying! God’s blessing and protection!

  11. wrong assessment
    April 2, 2013

    you do not travel… except on a bus from country to town and back

  12. Enuff
    April 2, 2013

    Will he be landing from the sea? :lol: And at night time? :-? :-P

  13. April 2, 2013

    The thing that he fly’s anybody can fly that into Dominica in the daytime visually; however, I challenge him to fly into Dominica on a windy, and rainy night past nine o’clock. When he accomplishes that only then we would like to here his mouth.

    There is nothing special about that piece of thirty-five seater junk he fly’s, perhaps he is trying to buy the public confidence, but there is nothing special about him, and his toy; since LIAT for more than fifty years have been operating similar toys in and out of Dominica; so what is so great about his thing, happy to land what in Dominica?

    You are a second class pilot, that is why you are contained to visual flights!

    For all we know you may not even be certified to fly by instrumentation!

    Who are you trying to impress?

    Do not anticipate me flying in your crop duster into, or out of Dominica anytime soon, even if my life would depend on it!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • anonymat
      April 2, 2013

      You just made it on the no fly list. Hehehe

    • April 2, 2013

      I think you should stat you own airline with all the negativity.

    • mrkub
      April 2, 2013

      Fet u have been a fool for s
      Donky years.

    • Larry J
      April 2, 2013

      Well Sir, you be right.
      Any skilled pilot can fly into Dominica.
      Because he flies VFR (visual flight rules) does not make him a bad pilot.
      You would only want such a flight when the skies fall out.
      As a private licensed pilot myself, and having flown in and out of Dominica, I can say it takes skills at Melville Hall anytime.
      Maybe the Government should better look to constructing a proper International airport.

    • Justice and truth
      April 2, 2013

      Francisco, what a negative person you are; always critical and thinking of the worst. There are times your comments are depressing as this one. It is an ill wind that blows nobody any good.
      Who are you trying to impress and to place negativity in their minds?
      Do you expect an airline to fly on a rainy and windy day if the pilot is made aware of bad weather in advance? If he does, then, so be it. This airline will not be the first and the last and, throughout the world to fly under such conditions and safely. How about the turbulence which pilots cannot avoid? Think positive.

    • watch dog
      April 3, 2013

      Really sir, you really took your time to write this crap. My question to you, can you afford an aircraft to replace the one that we lost. I am so disappointed in DNO. These type of posting should be trashed. For one sir I will point out to you how certified an A/H not just an ordinary one but one with lots of in it. This is who you are. At no point in time that one would attempt to fly an aircraft into any airport when its unsafe and liat demonstrated that when there were strong tail winds. Individuals like you FEDT- A/H, that have the country and the rest of the uneducated ones on a path that leads to no where. Your own government could not afford an aircraft to help its own people. Someone took the risk and invested into your country and instead of saying thank you, these are the comments. If I was close to you i would have slapped you in the face your dam ungrateful idiot.

    • Dominican Abroad
      April 3, 2013

      Really Franciso? I usually read and respoect what you write but not this time. Please let me know what the alternative is since you are so critical.

      • April 3, 2013

        Well, all of us Dominicans knows the alternative.

        The only alternative is to build an International Airport, without that less people will be visiting our country, I mean rather than make advances, we are reduced to a thirty-five seater, so we have gone from a sixty seater plus to half the capacity.

        This is not progress at all; as someone said Gonzales came to Dominica and told the Labor Party Dominica should not build an International Airport, meanwhile he took the UWP plans for our Airport, and carry it to St. Vincent and used to build the people of St. Vincent what we should have built in our country.

        You see how smart our governmental officials are?

        On St. Vincent inauguration day of their new international airport, I suppose our Prime Minister, and other dignitaries from Dominica will be invited to see the first International Flight land and take off out of St. Vincent; I suppose our contingent from Dominica, will clap, and drink a toast with the man who made a clown out of them, they will return to Dominic and talk about how nice is St. Vincent international airport is and; yearn, and say, what a fool we’ve been!

        Then someone will sigh and say ” oh well, we have landing lights at Melville Hall, thanks to Gonzales advise,” without it, aircrafts would not be landing here all day, and all through the night.


        You get my drift?

        That’s a rap!

        I am not trying, nor do I have any desire to be over critical of my country, however, our people are always in reverse gear, whatever we think of doing we think of something small, small guess houses, small cars, small residential homes, our specialty is always small!

        When will it dawn on our people and government that Dominica is in the twenty-first century the same as the rest of the world?

        You know I am happy for the 36 thumbs down that I got, that is an indication that I am a leader, and not a follower, who’s prepared to be contented with the crap such as the thirty-five seater crop duster, that nothing to be excited about oui!


        I am done, going for my walking exercise!

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • grell
      April 3, 2013

      your a moron,why would a pilot risk his or her life in that condition,people like you just dont like the best for the country.

    • Anonymous
      April 3, 2013

      Cant you all see that Francisco Telemaque is a narcissist? (sp) The man want us to know that he can speak on every subject like we dont know about google, stupes. Francisco stop being a hater, you useless piece of being, the pilot doesnt even know you so go curl up in the little corner of your apartment and read the internet under your flashlight, your AMI has just enough power for the beat up computer, mash!

    • Da Citizen
      April 3, 2013

      I have been reading some of your comments and you know what you think you know but you don’t. That’s why your comment had to be hidden. In fact it should not have even be posted. FYI you cannot fly the aircraft he flies without being certified to use instruments. Next time do some research before posting the garbage you usually post on DNO. And since you like (L)EAVE (I) sland (A)NY (T)IME why don’t you try to get them to give our citizens better service.

    • travelmania
      April 3, 2013

      wow francisco I can’t believe people like u exist. Are u from Dominica? I was just planning a trip there. my friends and i travel every year spending big money in the Caribbean. I think this year we’ll go to a different Caribbean island and consider Dominica some other time in the future. I know every island might have a fruitcake like you, but at least they don’t make themselves fools in the media.

      • Rasta
        April 3, 2013

        You sound like you always wanted to be a pilot or accomplish something and was too dumb to get it done. Now you have a grudge for others who are adequate. If you change your attitude, you’ll get somewhere. Sorry Guy you only digging your hole deeper.

      • April 3, 2013

        All I can say is I fell sorry for you: if I am a fruit cake, believe me it takes one to know the other, I prefer to be a fruit than a dunce, an idiot who cannot even construct a proper sentence.


        At least everybody knows me by my true birth name, so why should I argue with a nobody?

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Fedup
      April 3, 2013

      I love that. You are becoming more and more ridiculous.
      No FAA pilot can be flying such aircraft without being “instrument” not “instrumental” rated . Nobody is “contained to visual flights” in these airlines.
      This gentleman is the chief pilot so do not worry for his ratings and certificates.
      Flying in Dominica on a windy and rainy day at 9 PM is challenging ; Yes . So ?
      Considering a SAAB 340 as a piece of crap means one more time you know nothing about aviation.
      I would love to see your life depending on it, and not flying with them ! Talker …
      Your are useless telemaque. Go watch TV

    • flower
      April 3, 2013

      Are you a Mental man.

    • bwa kwaieb
      April 3, 2013

      horse’s opinion on everything, expert i nothing! You’re a not a pilot. You’ve never been one. Flying into melville hall for any pilot is an accomplishment by itself. Let’s see you try it out!

    • April 3, 2013

      Mr Telemaque!

      your wrong,you dont know anything about aviation,
      he must have a instrument rate licence,thats not a cessna 172 or a cherookee PA28,
      thats a heavy aircraft,plus the FAA must certify his company,before they operate,and they must be inspected,and do medical,plus random flight check,

      now about Melvinhall Airport,who certified it for night landing? melvinhall has MANY obstical limitations,that means,lots of high mountains,plus a approach plate for the NDB is almost impossible!,cause winair try it,

      the miss approach will send a aircraft straight in the mountains,cause they have to climb to fast and high,to go over the mountains,
      you want more!if so they will haVE TO MAKE A LEFT TURN OUT,thats means again,in a mountain,

      the only way is to approach,straight in from runway 27,from the sea,and hope you dont over shoot the runway,to conduct that miss approach proceedure

      your not a pilot,neither no kind of aviator,giving bad advice is bad for you own people,plus you do have a international airport,
      once you a foreing reg aircraft land on your runway,from a foreing state you are international,
      if not,then you would not find Dominica reg,at the ICAO,civil aviation,list,you getting unpayed info,from me

      you lucky Melvinhall,and Canefield hasent been inspected by a ICAO inspector,they will down grade your airport,youst like Curacao,and st.Maarten,to much infofor you telemaque

    • Justice and Truth
      April 3, 2013

      Francisco, I really do not see your point. I hate to inform you and remind you that, for instance a 200 or more air line seater is no more safe in the air. You appear to not have given this a thought or to ignore it. Put on your thinking cap if you have one.

  14. dominican born brits
    April 2, 2013

    dominicans r so ignorant.they are being brainwashed with skerrit propaganda.the only for dominica is an international airport.if skerrit ever go to st.vincent airport opening ceremony,I need to voted out.we have trid so many things for economics changes, and nothing worked out.I think dominicans are either blind,or just simply to politcally bias.they are just repeating what the government say.we don’t need an international airport.they doesn’t have a clue about what they are saying.they are just repeating what the d.l.p. say.since they impliment night landing,has there been any major investment?.no.with no jobs,dominica continue to depopulate,thanks to the D.L.P.we dont need no int’airport.a bruch of idiots.I am are british citizen,but I am still a Dopminican by birth,and i wanna see improvement in my country.

    • Justice and truth
      April 2, 2013

      You must be broadminded and cease lambasting the PM and expecting the impossible from him. Cease being critical of him, your country and nationals.
      All Dominicans who specifically reside abroad and who are accustomed of residing there would like to see improvement in Dominica.
      Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Something is wrong with you if you have not seen or heard of the improvement in Dominica. Dominica has come a long way in comparison to former years. The situation in Dominica is much better today than it was in those years. Whatever other improvements are needed in Dominica will take effect in time.
      Specifically reading on DNO of what is occurring in DA, national residents and those who reside overseas should make a note of what they think could be done in Dominica and present it to the proper authority as the PM. I am certain that he would not mind hearing from everyone about their concerns and welcome them. Whatever we do, we should be patient and do so respectfully, keeping in mind that it takes money to further improve a country and to implement certain systems. Do not expect immediate changes. Priorities must be met. The saying, “Rome was not built in a day.” How many national residents pay taxes and how much which could financially assist the economy and to assist the government to implement changes and construct of all, an international airport. People must put on their thinking cap and think beyond when they decide to comment on such matters and expect changes.
      Do you have an idea where the PM will obtain the millions of dollars for an international airport and who will give him that an amount of money? Are you aware of the best area in Dominica to build an international airport?
      I do think that when the Melville Hall Airport was first considered, it should have been built for international flights. Those politicians as the primary one who were involved in building the Melville Hall Airport obviously did not give it a thought. They missed the opportunity to build an international airport then.
      If they plan to construct a building of whatever nature as an airport, they should not view it solely in/for the present but for the future and on a long-term basis for times change. This is what Dominica is experiencing without an international airport.
      Years later, at one point, I did hear Canefield was being considered for an international airport. This did not materialize. The cost of building one was also an obstacle. . For the present everyone will have to put up with the present airport. When you cannot do better you say no matter.
      Who knows? Sometime in the future if the world continues, Dominica may get an international airport. The younger ones will benefit from it. Our deceased ancestors did not experience the changes which have taken place in Dominica. Such is life.
      Let us do what we can for Dominica, be it in the form of constructive advice and not critical ones. If we care and love our country this is the type of attitude we should have and maintain. We should consider the situation.

    • watch dog
      April 3, 2013

      First you need to understand, haviung an international airport is one thing, maintaining an international airport is another. Dominica is in no position to do either>The country can’t sustain its own econommu sufficiently how would they be able to manage and international airport.

    • Rachael
      April 3, 2013

      You claim you “DA born British” and you spell so bad?

      • Anonymous
        April 4, 2013

        I am so sorry but if I were to articulate in the right formality and context, maybe you would not have the ability to substantially arrive at a conclusion that would not be some what distorted. This is the way you all speak and write, so in order to avoid any distortion I am forced to write this way to accomadate people like you that have done absolutely nothing for the country but complain. Some day we will meet and you will have a one on one. MMMMMMMMMM wonder if at all you can do any public speaking. Have a great day. Well the mistakes that you see are called typographical errors that I really dont have the time to correct. Your news meadia is the same as well, so why complain. If you were to examine the different posting that are publish here one may think its a new language. All I do along with my friends is laugh at you all during coffee break. Let this Telemaque guy knows that he is doing a great job, we at seaborn do read the postings too.

    • Respect
      April 3, 2013

      Want an international airport?

      Then ask Eddison James for it. He was the one who stopped us Dominicans getting an international airport with his hatred politics. You think he want good for Dominica? Well no he does not.

    • April 3, 2013

      what are you doing to improve your country. maybe you need to ask your self are question.

    • aviator
      April 3, 2013

      I look forward to seeing the finances of St Vincent in 10 years from now. Between airlines payments for guaranteed revenue, and airport maintenance costs, i would like to see the debt . Now if you want to do the same mistake as most nations have done in the world, go into debt, you can still cry it, but not everybody will support you.

    • colt
      April 3, 2013

      improve your brain first. learn to spell, write and punctuate

  15. Waste
    April 2, 2013

    The truth! As it stands, we only need about 1000 more feet of runway to accommodate Airbus 320. (thats what Jet Blue and Air Tran uses).

    Mr PM, we already spend a lot at that MelvillHall Project. Lets seek the Chinese innovative engineers to help us divert the river. If we move up stream we can merge Melville Hall river to the Londonderry River. Then we can reduce the height of the Hills and add the required 1000 – 1300 feet.

    Will it Cost us? Yes, but since we refuse to start fresh and insist on the MelvilleHall idea, lets waste some more money. LOL

    But on a serious note, we will have enough North American Passengers to support Jet Blue and Air Tran. If the fares are good Dominicans in North American will travel more frequently.

    Look at the Buzzz the SeaBorne $116 is creating, Dominicans left right and centre quickly planning summer vacations and independence trips that they otherwise were not planning.

    We have enough Dominicans in NOrth America to fill 172 seats everyday.

    We need to stop selling our selves short.

    Look at Dubai, what was there population? With vision they said, if we build it, people will come, and People immigrated to Dubai like no crazy. What’s they population today?

    • Justice and truth
      April 2, 2013

      There are things that can be done. There are things that cannot be done. Some things take money and time to be done. Nothing can be achieved without funds and a certain amount of it. You should comprehend that. Why do you not write to the PM and provide your comments and vision? Always be respectful.
      You are making comments about Dubai and comparing Dominica to it? Dubai, even though a small country is a rich one. Those who govern Dubai are the ones who have the first and last say. Their nationals have no alternative but to accept their ruling; they do not have a say whatsoever.
      Are you aware of the amount of people, specifically those from India who went to Dubai to work? Some of them have left Dubai for many reasons.
      I have met a few professionals as also doctors who once worked and resided in Dubai and who now relocated to Toronto. When they migrated to Canada, the jobs they obtained and had to accept for their livelihood is much lower than their qualifications.
      It appears to me that they did not leave Dubai as rich people. A few, if not all, returned to university in order to later obtain suitable employment in their field, in Canada.
      We can wish for improvements, even expect them and offer suggestions. Nevertheless, we must consider the financial situation of the country and be less critical if not at all. Consider the following which all of us should adopt and practice. This is patience, a godly virtue:

      The Serenity Prayer

      O God, grant me the serenity
      To accept the things I cannot change
      Courage to change the things I can
      And the wisdom to know the difference. Amen!

    • watch dog
      April 3, 2013

      These are the type of comments that we need. Ideas, solutions not being negative like Mr Dods who has no vision. Thanks for your post.

    • April 4, 2013

      can I buy you a drink?

      thumbs up!and yet better to have an aircraft out of Pr,than none at all,plus Dominicans got a job,and landing fee’s,and more income for the Gov,and we all knows by the end of the month the Gov can pay there bills,

      but yet Melvinhall looks great,now the airport employees needs training,and that calls for more money,yep everything takes time,hmmm nice,

    April 2, 2013

    Thanks seaborne airlines. I have already purchased my ticket for the summer, and the price is for real.

  17. Wander
    April 2, 2013


  18. aviator
    April 2, 2013

    Congrats to Dominica’s dream team: Benoit Bardouille and Colin Piper.
    Thumbs up. Excellent job Gentlemen.

  19. Welcome
    April 2, 2013

    do they have an online site to book flight. some info plz

  20. Proud
    April 2, 2013

    More hassle free that is.

  21. Proud
    April 2, 2013

    We are extremely glad that Seaborne now flies into Dominica. They need to make the travel less hassle free by offering direct flights from St. Thomas and St. Croix.

    • lovely :)
      April 2, 2013

      Yep! straight flight from st croix and st Thomas.

      • lovely :)
        April 2, 2013

        You read that Mr Guest Straight flight from the VI you all will be surprise of the population of customers seaborne would get, hope you read this Mr Guest this is coming from a Dominican living in the VI and would be a regular customer if this is applied.

      • lovely :)
        April 2, 2013

        :-D :-D :) :) :-P :-P yaahhh for seaborne!

    • dominican born brits
      April 2, 2013

      ignorant dominicans

  22. Anonymous
    April 2, 2013

    Oh yes it is an April Fool joke. You pay US$116 only for your person luggage is an added price so in the end it certainly is not attractive just advertising gimmick, But what choice the travelloing public has?

    • President
      April 2, 2013

      so u want it FREE!!! ?

      • C.C
        April 2, 2013

        I find. It seems it water the thing flying on.

    • power
      April 2, 2013

      please read the whole site and you will notice if your ticket is a Y ticket the first piece of luggage is free.What worries me is the time between AA flight 413 getting to PR.and the time BB4554 leaves for D A it is about one hour and the return flights are no different.I think we need some adjust

    • (.) (.)
      April 2, 2013

      what you want to pay? $1 or you want a free ride? One can never satisfy everybody.

    • Openeyes Observer
      April 2, 2013

      Just don’t bring lots of luggage!!

    • don't hate
      April 2, 2013

      yah! you want it free.stupess

    • Justice and truth
      April 2, 2013

      For you it is, if you are a fool. :twisted: Do you know any airline worldwide where you get freebies? We always think of what we have to pay. As the years progress, the cost of living has escalated and so is the cost of fuel and maintenance. Each country the airline travels to, in and out must also be paid a certain amount. What about the cost of employees’ salary and taxes to the government? It appears as long as we are alive we cannot get away from costs.
      We either accept it or not. We either travel or not and we travel when we can, if for emergency or not and when we can afford it. That is the way it goes and that is the way the ball rolls. Take it or leave it.

    • watch dog
      April 3, 2013

      your choice is to sit and shut the spoon up.

    • MUDD
      April 3, 2013

      US Airway does the same thing. the ticket price does not include luggage, it’s a separate fee. That is to stop fools like you from traveling with excess baggae

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