Skerrit calls for cessation of verbal attacks on Barbados and its PM

PM Skerrit with the Barbados leader

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has called on those responsible, to stop the verbal attacks leveled at Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados following the relocation of the Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) to that country.

“I wish to call on all who are accountable, to cease and desist from the unwarranted verbal attacks on the Government and Prime Minister of Barbados and by extension on all Barbadians. The decision to relocate to Barbados was a decision taken solely by Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM),” the prime minister said in a statement issued today (Saturday 11, 2018). “The relationship between Barbados and Dominica is longstanding and amicable. The people and Government of Barbados have always stood with us both in good times and most recently in difficult times.”

Mia Mottley has come under fire by her own Barbadian people and some across the region, for “poaching” RUSM from Dominica, forcing her to issue a response in which she stated that “the hands of the Barbados Government are clean in this matter.”

One of her harshest critics has been Herbert Volney, former Supreme Court Justice of Trinidad, who has Dominican and St. Lucian parentage. In an article published on August 6, in Caribbean News Now, Volney condemned Mottley’s decision for allowing her country, according to him, to be used as a pawn of imperialist capital for maximization of profit for Adtalem. He labelled Mottley’s move as “cruel and a declaration of war against Dominica adding, “It runs against the grain of everything that is CARICOM.” Seeking to stop the move, the former supreme court justice sent a public letter to Caricom asking for intervention in the matter.

But in her response, Mottley made it “absolutely clear” that Barbados came into the picture, only when, for Ross University, returning to Dominica for the start of the January semester in 2019, was not an option.

“This is not and has never been a case of poaching or enticing anyone away from Dominica,” the Barbados prime minister stated emphatically.

Prime Minister Skerrit, in the release, reminded Dominicans that Mia Mottley was part of the Barbados government that first assisted Dominica with a US$10 million loan on concessional terms in 2002 “when we were at the mercies of the IMF.” He recounted the tireless involvement of Ms. Mottley, then in opposition, in relief efforts for Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika and Hurricane Maria.

“I do not think it is right, neither do I support any attacks on Prime Minister Mottley and the Government of Barbados,” Skerrit declared. “I reiterate my call to all Dominicans, including those who support me, that these attacks are not in our best interests nor to our benefit. It is not the Dominican way. It is not who we are!”

The full release from Prime Minister Skerrit is posted below.

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91 Comments

  1. Mary The Saint
    August 14, 2018

    Read the Bible. God appointed Saul as King and removed him because of wrongdoing. God appointed
    Moses and Put Joshua instead to reach promise land. God never appoints any man forever to lead. The wriitng is on the wall for the beloved Pm. His time has come to step aside. Why? The country is regressing and going to the dogs. Imagine Whitchurch cannot pay their workers and Nep is paying their workers. Just go and ask for yourself. We are heading for a precipice and if we don’t change course we will end up killing each other. Take it from me. My beloved PM I like the fact you help the poor and needy, however it’s time now for you to step down and give to someone else in your party to lead and I mean step down today. Pa waste pou moon jete ou dejon.

  2. BBA
    August 13, 2018

    For once in your lives, my fellow Dominicans, can you see this outside of politics – red, blue, I dont love you? Post maria was a prime opportunity for Ross U to show appreciation, love and respect for Dominica. If after 40 years of business, not friendship, it couldn’t invest in the rebuilding efforts in order to restore the school and continue operations, then it shouldn’thave been there in the first place.
    It is all about $$$$(MONEY)! My grand mother used to say, “Largen, ka fet zounbie dance.” Ross U, was not a friend.
    Today is Barbados’ turn, they have the money; tomorrow, Dominica’s.
    God bless.

  3. Danziger
    August 13, 2018

    DNO, seems like something went wrong with my Email adresse

    ADMIN: Please clarify.

  4. August 13, 2018

    “Oh what a tangled web they weave” when the Punjab PhD and his Intellectually Dishonest Cabal continued to “practice to deceive”; and lie to the Dominican people and the world by extension. In trying to spin the RUSM debacle they ended up like a train wreck with the political carriages all tangled up while crashing into each other. As usual they just ended up doing what they do best Deception, Lies and Propaganda which no person with basic commonsense is buying except the “Low Life and Low IQ” DLP supporters; They went after PM Mia Mottly knife ,hook and sinker; threw the kitchen sink at her and the coward Punjab PhD did not have the testicular fortitude to call them out by name. Leadership is everything bro; shame on you Doc-tar.

  5. August 13, 2018

    Ross’s departure was a business decision and not a personal attack on the Pm and the people of Dominica. I expected to hear the rant all these empty vessels make the most noise. We need to address our natural impediments more seriously than that, bottom line.

  6. required
    August 13, 2018

    YOUR BOIZ dem who started that…Tony Volney and de ambassador Vince

  7. Dominica
    August 13, 2018

    Please talk to your good friend and supporter FELIX THOMAS, who called the radio many times blasting the Barbados PM, and calling for a boycott of Barbados. What a shame for a man that supposedly preaches on a saturday, and people listen to this man, NOT ME!

  8. LaPlaine Observer
    August 13, 2018

    Don’t shift the focus from you to the Bagan PM. YOU are solely responsible for the departure of Ross. The Bagan PM proved that she is a good leader who is looking out for the best interest of her people. She sacrificed what she could to gain a 1% GPD of her country’s economy, while you were derelict in your leadership by losing a 30% GDP contributor to Dominica.

    • Tre
      August 13, 2018

      It is Bajan not Bagan. I am always correcting people who think Dominica is the Dominican Republic and have no clue Dominica exists. Educate others by your own example.

  9. LifeandDeath
    August 13, 2018

    If Skerrit is not a Fool, then He’s Certainly a Con. How can he say we were ready by July 9th in his letter to Ross and Mia Motley says the Gov’t advised her we would not be ready even by January, 2019.
    Then he says don’t blame Mia and don’t bash Ross..Dominicans open your eyes, this man is hiding something or he’s shooting in the dark.

  10. Think for YOURSELF
    August 13, 2018

    The same Hartley, who Mia thanked and said played a crtical role in get Ross to move to Barbados; is the same Hartley, who wrote this letter for Skerro.

  11. sooner the better
    August 13, 2018

    The cats have been let out of the bag. It was, and all Dominicans know that, Skerritt’s supporters, spokesmen, Members of the Cabal who let off their venom on the Barbados leader. Such arrogance and blaming others for whatever wrong they do, concocting up stories after stories, falsehoods after falsehoods, are backfiring.

    Skerritt and his incompetent DLP Cabal are confusing themselves in the melee of continuous lies.

    Whose fools are you for you not to see through those lies and deceit? That’s in their DNA. They thrive, day and night, on doing the wrong, then blaming someone else for the wrong they have done.

    Clearly, Skerritt and his DLP Gov’t FAILED and continue to fail the Dominican people miserably.

  12. waypapa
    August 13, 2018

    Somebody tell me how does Tony and Volney feel now that Skerrit is asking them not to blame ?Mia? Skerrit say Ross tried their best, Mia is not at fault who does that leave? Yet the idiot labourites who can hardly spell but they on social media still boasting I love my PM. Dont you know you can love your PM but use your brain. I love my parents but you think I will allow my father to do nonsense and not tell him?

  13. Mice
    August 13, 2018

    It’s rather sad he is asking people to staop the attacknon the BD PM but he is allowing those on Kairi to put all the blame on lennox linton. I really do hope lennox make an example out of them this time. Mr PM, it is your supporters who is crying down the barbados PM the last i heard Dominicans were putting all the blame on you and your ministers/friends and rightfully so. You are the ones who caused this and got us Dominicans and especially the people of portsmouth into this mess and now you’re jumping up and down with your hand on your head because you have no clue what to do.
    You always say you know things….you kneq about who set the fire atvthe airport yet still no arrest…you knew who you said tried to over throw you and yet still no arrest….now you know how to get us out of this mess?……come on….you really think we are that dumb…or are we?…hummmmm.

  14. Uncle
    August 13, 2018

    But wait now. Isn’t he wearing the same Versace shirt he was wearing for the One Caribbean concert in Barbados in oct. 2015? Alireza Monfared used to wear those shirts and I believe it was a gift from him. That man has no sensibility. A shirt like that costing more than U.S,$.1000!

  15. ATKINSON
    August 13, 2018

    Another letter again :mrgreen: from the “Evil Doctor” Now acting as P.M. save a Hoe, or P.M. “SIMP” like they said Simping ain’t easy. P.M. Mia can hold her own bra straps. she has a large cabinet to help her, she does not need the “evil Dr Supremo”. Never did i hear the “Evil DR.” wrote a letter or told his red cabal mafia, to stop attacking the UWP, he was telling and encouraging people to verbal attack the oppositions, in stores, and streets, to call them traitors and terrorist. Have some footballs and just admit you screwed the whole ROSS thing up

  16. Possie vibes
    August 12, 2018

    I will not blame PM Mottley and will never will. The blame should fall on the trickster we have as a leader. How long will Dominicans allowed that so call labour Party to full and brainwash us. We have become a laughingstock of the Caribbean.

  17. Lost Passport
    August 12, 2018

    Skerrit 35% of your GDP disappeared overnight, because of your poor judgement, and your lack of Governing skills for the last 18 years. This is not the first time, and it will not be the last. Dominicans need to open their eyes and smell the New York Coffee.
    He need to give Dominicans a chance to vent instead of coming on the defense. After 40 years a University just pack up and left, because the Management, (shareholders), funders, student, and parent support the move. After 40 years Dominica should have owned 60% of the shares. You sit and allowed this University to leave just like that, because you are not a business man. Dr. Ross must be crying in his grave.
    As Prime Minister I would have invested in this University big time. I would have bought most of the shares invested in an amusement park, zoo, night life etc. This whole area would be a little American city to accommodate students and their families. It is all gone. Skerrit Don’t care. I almost made the mistake of…

  18. not again
    August 12, 2018

    Mr prime minister please call out your supporters who are doing so by name. Remember leadership is everything, they fellow your lead very well. You told us to go after her.

  19. Vincia
    August 12, 2018

    God will continue to give your strength my PM.

    • Paul Rossnof
      August 13, 2018

      No he won’t!! Since you are calling on God you surely must know that God doesn’t like liars and thief’s. Infact both of them are sins against God.
      Your PM is not going to last much longer and Your PM is not able to give you little presents for your vote for much longer. Consider this, you Vincia have sold your country for a small piece of silver.

    • viewsexpressed
      August 13, 2018

      I hope it is strength is to get Skerrit, this failed worthless PM the hell out of the Prime Minister`s Office, ASAP., along with his looseless, hopeless, careless, 18 ministers brining Domininca cashless while the poor people continue to suffer. We cant wait, Skerrit has been a failure for 18 years destroying our country. He must Go…He has to go…he is a failed PM, the worse we have seen after Papa Doc and Baby Doc.

  20. Ibo France
    August 12, 2018

    Ponder on this for a minute. It could not be easy for any business establishment to transfer business to a neighboring country after forty years. It had to be for very profound reasons. My problem with Skerrit’s kleptocracy is that they blame everybody (Linton & supporters, Ms. Motley, Barbarians, Ross) and everything (Erika & Maria) and have not done any self analysis. Mr. Skerrit, his Cabinet Ministers, his Senior Counsels, his highly paid foreign Advisors, none of them has not even taken 0.1% of the blame for the RUSM fiasco. Everybody else is at fault except them. How could they be spotlessly clean when they are in control? This clearly shows the haughtiness and extreme arrogance of these nakedly corrupt troglodytes.

  21. August 12, 2018

    My concern is Skerit weakness as a leader an educated man,(1) We have opposit leaders underminding him causing them to incite violence in our country all these caused Ross University to leaved Dominica as well (2) Linton shouldve taken to custody when they had the destruction in the city for investigation ,And he threaten to stoned the police this opposition leader has cited multiple violence,Now my advice to Mr.Skerit if linton try this again take him to custody he will humble him self,Because he wouldnt like to taken to custody again ,Mr.Skerit stop your weakness be a strong leader to protect the citizen of this country.

    • August 13, 2018

      You lack the knowledge of basic grammar !

    • viewsexpressed
      August 13, 2018

      I have not read such garbage nonsense in a long time. guiltiness fall upon them conscious , so y9u blame th innocent and not the culprit. Skerrit is a failure, he must Go. he is qualfi3d enough t o be Prime minister.

    • Jonathan Y St Jean
      August 13, 2018

      So who will arrest Skerritt when he told people in the north of the country that the blood of the nation will be on their hands if they elect UWP to government? Who will arrest Skerritt when he told supporters in St Joseph that they should go up un the faces of UWP supporters in the church, in the street, in a transport
      etc. and call them traitors. Man just shut up

  22. The Crab boy
    August 12, 2018

    Skerrit likes food just like Esau and when I see him on table eating with world leaders or rich person I get so frightened because I k ow for a plate of food the man can sign any contact against Dominica, just as he did with NG Lap Seng in 2015. Ms. Mottley said she was first told about that Ross thing by Ross on May 31 but knowing Skerrit and remembering how he said on May 28 that he was the first leader to meet Ms. Mottley, I would not at all be surprised to hear that it was at that time Skerrit finalized that deal with Barbados

    • Finesse Ease
      August 12, 2018

      So he sell us out for some coucou and flying fish?? Ehbeh WÈH!!!

  23. Liz M
    August 12, 2018

    I don’t blame her but this Sounds more like a love letter she made him write. Dude, seriously I would step down as your prime minister.

  24. Annon
    August 12, 2018

    I’m quite sure Mottley is not to blame for this business deal. Lacking transparency on the details and status I think It’s the complacency and incompetence on our side that caused this grievous loss. I didn’t think the gov’t side here was blaming her until I heard Volney, an insider I think. :-x

  25. Rose
    August 12, 2018

    I would take this call at face value if UWP was not mentioned therein. Peace and discord cannot be promoted at the same time.

  26. EN BA LA
    August 12, 2018

    Dominica’s business and how to fix it is all that needs to be mentioned not Barbados.

    REACTIONARY?

  27. Jonathan Y St Jean
    August 12, 2018

    Skerritt, I am calling for a cessation of hostilities by you, Tony, and your acolytes against Hon. Lennox Linton personally. You are at liberty to criticize his plans and proposed vision for the country but for equity, since you feel that Mia is above criticism you must show equal deference to the Hon. The leader of the opposition in Dominica. And by the way, show some respect and remain in parliament during his response to your budget address.

  28. Tobby
    August 12, 2018

    Stop focus on Ross My People, we making Ross believe, they are all Dominica need to survive, come on Ross come Ross go before Ross we were surviving. When one door is closed many more shall be open. Let Ross go where they are going.

    • Channel 1
      August 12, 2018

      @Tobby – When one door is closed many more shall be opened? But where all you does get these cliche statements from nuh? Do you know that these sort of statements, though nice sounding, do not necessarily apply to every situation in life. What if the proverbial house of opportunity in this instance has only one door which should never have been shut?

      There are some opportunities once lost that can never be regained in any form.

      When God provides an opportunity for someone to excel and that someone takes that opportunity and willfully squanders it, do you think it is fair to say, don’t worry man God will provide another opportunity?

      God does not reward gross incompetence, laziness and willful foolishness.

  29. Shaka Zulu
    August 12, 2018

    What would have been beter to see despite river damage Dominica is caryibg on with life. Tbat is the definition of resillient. After erika he was jn Barbados on stage having fun but Dominicans should act poor and beaten so they could keep aid money coming. How can we blame Maria when a year after we boast of biggest budget in Dominica history. Someone is decieving the Dominican public and the world.

  30. Shaka Zulu
    August 12, 2018

    It is foolish to blame Mia Mortly for anything related to Ross. A die bard blind supporter of the labour party was first one to send me the article from Mr. Volney and i asked him why would this guy say that. Volney is stuck in the 1940s and part of the old Caribbean mindset that failed us the young folks in bid for federation and Caricom unity. Mia Mortly has an opportunity and obligation the help Barbados and she is doing just that. Barbados has positioned itself to attract foriegn investment and growth. The only fools to blame is the labour party specifically skerrit and his ferible economic and development policies. No one else. He has been 18 years of failure. Only lazy and idle people make soo much excuses for thier crap. Skerrit have used the beggar and helpless mentality to get aid and money from all sorts of characters presenting Dominica as helpless. After erika he cancelled WCMF so the world would not see us having fun so he could get aid. His own words. What is better

  31. REAL!!!!
    August 12, 2018

    SKerrit talk about the tantamount anger that is directed at you for allowing 30% of our GDP to disappear overnight in your INCAPABLE hands.

    Your DLP supporters are upset at Mia because she exposed your ineptness and GROSS incompetence.

    SKERRIT TIME TO VACATE OFFICE!!!!

  32. Ibo France
    August 12, 2018

    Skerrit’s most loyal henchmen are the ones ascribing all blame to Ms. Motley and her government for the Ross U debacle. These men are like radioactive potato, they contaminate everything they touch. Imagine, they know the gospel truth about the departure of Ross U, yet they ascribed blame to innocent persons just to deflect culpability from their Money God, Mr. Skerrit. This insincere letter should be verbalized by the PM to his cabal, Astaphan et al. They are the ones perpetuating this storyline by distorting and mangling the facts. These guys are lying contortionists. I firmly believe that Dominica will find its way again but not with this current demonically evil administration. Time for them to vacate office.

  33. Man bites dogs
    August 12, 2018

    Most of the opposition supporters are all spin doctors mama boys and girls i also happens to know most of them wearing their girlfriends and wifes undies to turn themselves on very very sad what’s this world coming too?Having said that, All that moaning and jealousy syndrome about Prime minister Dr.Skerrit, Well Iam sorry to tell you idiots Dr.Skerrit will remain Dominica prime minister for the next 5years or more, in that case you guys and Linton has lots of moaning and groaning to do their is no way we will let scumbags and cockroaches take over our country. Come on Kent DFP. Linton and his Five Rabbits out out out out out.

    • Uncle
      August 13, 2018

      Man, you have a foul mouth and a vile mind. Skerrit is welcome to you but I don’t think it help him to win the election with someone like you.

      • Man bites dogs
        August 13, 2018

        Uncle,I know what you mean you ? like to give but cannot take, Well toooo bad. Out

    • Franky
      August 14, 2018

      That dirty nasty Dog bitter dosnt give up…. go and bite them old dogs in roseau ..your damn coshor. ..

  34. The Evangelist
    August 12, 2018

    It’s me
    It’s me it’s me oh Lord
    I’m standing in this mess alone

    It’s me
    It’s me it’s oh Lord
    I’m standing in this mess alone

    Not Barbados, not the workers party but me oh lord
    standing in this mess alone

    Not Maria not Erica but me oh lord standing in this mess alone
    Not Ross fault not Marttley fault but me oh Lord standing in this mess alone

  35. outside looking in
    August 12, 2018

    For the hour has now come when we are to be put to the test, as the innocent people of Dominica are being tested already. And you and I must rally behind a new leader, and with our united strength, and with unshakeable courage fight, and work until this wild beast, which has sprung out of his lair upon us, has been finally disarmed and overthrown

  36. outside looking in
    August 12, 2018

    the man had how much money hidden away he say he was saving for airport and instead of using that money to quickly rebuild the island and help the people on the island he run around playing brokes begging for aid and relief . then budget come u miraculously saying u had how much millions saved up for international airport that going to take 2 years to build and used shipping container for terminal . instead of telling him go leave for all the good that you have done “You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. In the name of God, go!”

  37. CB BOSS
    August 12, 2018

    There is a saying, “let Politicians do politicking and Soldiers do soldiering”.

    Clearly, what I’m about to say is deep. It is my believe that we should ignore the politics of this Ross issue. I think the most important thing to concentrate on at this time is how are we going to move Dominica forward.

    I say let bygone be bygones. The truth is that Ross had been planning to exit Dominica for years. If not Barbados it would be some other island. Globally, corporations migrate for profits.

    Now, I am not an economist or a genius, but what I do know is that countries are more successful when they trade instead of living on aid.

    I suggest everyone research the legal. but global benefits of hemp.

    Instead of begging institutions and countries for our economical empowerment. With this momentum, let’s prioritize our economic rights. Utilize what we have (rich fertile soil) and lets trade some hemp and medicinal marijuana.

    With the proper infrastructure in place, of…

  38. %
    August 12, 2018

    Tony,Sogo,Mammy’s,Vince,Brain,Simeon,Clearance,Ghost,Herbert,CuCum,Parry, etc,etc, the lazy and “cannot do”,weak,dunce and incompetent PM is calling upon you all,!!!
    Where The Wicked Rule the People Mourn
    This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party

    • Joseph John
      August 12, 2018

      Well are we targeting certain people for hatred with a ” whatever by any means necessary” attitude. Well D Day did not work neither will the Ross issue being used as a political weapon to gain political points.
      One of the lessons from Erica and Maria, Cat 5, is that you can always tell who care about you in the time of disasters. Who came to help, send help or try to comfort. but post these two disasters the pappy show gang who appeared like jou overr folks in a Portsmouth campaign stile press conference were M I A. With their costume funeral style suits they to make their usual empty promises. With their VERBOSITY …YAPITIYAP YAP they can get first, second and third prize in chaos.

      • %
        August 12, 2018

        If you are so thin skinned and petulant,you must mellow down.Which D Day are you referring to?Are you referring to the stalled truck coup? How preposterous can you and you wicked I’lks are,to believe that a truck with music speakers can topple a government.You are also steeped in shamelessness.What happened to Joseph Isaac?And where is he today.?
        Skerrit Must Go
        Skerrit Must Go
        Skerrit Must Go Now

  39. Hurricane Skerrit
    August 12, 2018

    No matter what Dr. Skerrit says the fact shows that Caribbean leaders are outsmarting him and that is rather frightening to say the least. First it was Grenada’s prime minister Ralph Gonsalves that tricked Skerrit our international airport from us, just as Jacob tricked Esau for a bowl of soup and took his birthright from him in Gen. 25. Then it was Trinidad and Tobago that betrayed Dominica in March, when they took objection to Dominica’s request for a waiver of it’s OAS fees and voted against Dominica. Then in St. Kitts and Nevis Dominica is in the middle of passport controversy when somehow Skerrit blessed him with our Diplomatic Passport. Go to Bridgetown Barbados it is the new PM of Barbados that just walked in and grabbed Ross from a veteran Pm like Skerrit. Let’s not forget St. Kitts also took Ameijet from us. In St. Lucia the future of our Kubuli factory is in trouble. Ross must have looked at all the above and said Dominica is unsafe with Hurricane Skerrit

    • %
      August 12, 2018

      Vincentian Prime Minister, Gonzales.
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      Lazy Skerrit Must Go Now

    • Hurricane Skerrit
      August 12, 2018

      Sorry I meant St. Vincent and the Grenadine pm and not Grenada’s pm.

  40. August 12, 2018

    Agreed the Dominica that we were has change social media has made it dangerous I wish that my people would start uniting and stop the hate that only make it dangerous for Dominicans all over the world not only in the Caribbean because there are people all over the world reading these stories & comments so
    my advise to my people lets do some damage control lets be good neighbors we need each other don’t
    forget we cannot stand alone even if you all have hate in you for the opposition party or the ruling party
    we are all Dominican and we should try to unite don’t forget we might be small but we are strong.

    • RandyX
      August 13, 2018

      Dominicans will not unite until this PM leaves office. He has divided the population to serve his own agenda.

    • moi moi
      August 13, 2018

      we are uniting against this wickedness and evil leadership. The boat is sinking. There is a time for everything under the sun. a time to speak and a time to be silent. This is the time to let our voices be heard loud and clear. WE ARE NOT HAPPY WITH THIS WICKED EVIL LEADERSHIP OF SKERRIT AND THE LABOUR PARTY – enough is enough!

      If you want to sing your sankey song then you have that right but please don’t tell us to pretend all is well – it is not well

  41. Ian
    August 12, 2018

    Talk to Tony Astaphan, Mammy on Kairi spilling verbal diarrhea and the main culprit Herbert Volney about that.

  42. Op
    August 12, 2018

    “I reiterate my call to all Dominicans, including those who support me, that these attacks are not in our best interests nor to our benefit. It is not the Dominican way. It is not who we are!”

    Only those supporting you are using Mia as their scape goat. Speak to your supports directly. You ashamed of their behaviour? Tell them so directly. Don’t mask it!

    Your supporters are the ones finding excuses for your failures. Not all Dominicans just your support base…call their names say “Tony…simeon…..Herbert….and the others.

  43. %
    August 12, 2018

    If you are in search of a SHAMELESS,lazy and cannot do,Prime Minister,please log on to: http://www.skerrit.com.dm
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go Now

    • Paul
      August 13, 2018

      I juSt logged on and I saw him… what a damn lousy. .lieing. ..dirty. .con artist. ..wicked…greedy.. incompetent … currupt. . Man .. get out ! you Damn wortlis skerite…

  44. %
    August 12, 2018

    Well Skerrit to be honest, I NEVER accused Barbados or their PM of anything.In fact I profusely praised Mia Motley for looking out for Barbados.
    !!! You are the Caribbean weakest PM,out of your depths among educated people so you are taken advantage of because of your laziness and incompetence.
    There are many ways of calling a man lazy,or joker or incompetent.Here is one way.
    “””We went to Barbados, because the government (the Bajan government) has a bias to getting things done””‘.This means the country I am leaving has a lazy leader.A Joo Joo, a Mar jee leader,a mackak wee bunch of MISLEADERS.
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go Now

    • Is So
      August 13, 2018

      Gasson % ARE you still blue VEX! Your chorus doesn’t have no rhythm. I LOVE my dimples PM.

  45. Dowad
    August 12, 2018

    Skerit shut your mouth and call elections, damn good for nothing, bunch of waste.

    • Born Dominican
      August 12, 2018

      Why would DNO publish such garbage and on the other hand refuse to publish some sensible comments.
      The world is reading from this website.

      • Joseph John
        August 12, 2018

        Born Dominican, many of us are asking the same question. Many people stop reading D N O because of this slant. But I guess Dominica will always have its challenges. What does not kill us will make us stronger and our resolve more urgent. I notice that many strangers are sympathetic to our difficulties but our own people insist on dragging us down. But we can learn from these negatives and clear a path forward. People, organizations and foreign governments helping us are insulted for their generousity. THIS IS ALREADY GIVING US BAD NAMES. “UNGRATEFUL and UNAPPRECIATIVE”.
        We do not have any foreign enemies. All our problems are home grown by opposition forces who have nothing to offer but hateful words. And D N O is enabling them.

        ADMIN: Your comment is very much appreciated.

        It is always easier to point the finger and blame someone else for the problems we face. Remember DNO publishes comments from all perspectives. In that way we serve as a mirror for the people. Sometimes, when people look into a mirror they may not like what they see.

      • Paul Rossnof
        August 13, 2018

        All you guys need to stop apologising for a PM who has proven to be totally incompetent in office. All you need to open your eyes and face the facts: your PM is a liar and a thief and has all but destroyed our country!

  46. Anon Again
    August 12, 2018

    There goes Skerrit again. He let loose Vince Henderson and Tony Astaphan on Kairi trying to make the Barbados prime minister look like a liar, he let loose the singing Herbert Volney, and after the newspaper in Barbados criticize him and tell Dominicans it is Skerrit that is to blame for losing Ross, he wants to come out looking like a hero with a shameful statement on a Saturday. Shame.

  47. Thunder
    August 12, 2018

    To Skerritt.A noble gesture of response but to quote these most noteworthy words in the bible
    No man can serve Two masters He will hate one and love the other
    To you i say choose which master you prefer to serve
    The people of Dominica or the PM of Barbados and its interest
    The voices of your people are crying out not because of hate but because of a level of disgust in seeing their economy once again delivered a heavy blow by a friend

  48. RandyX
    August 12, 2018

    Skerrit, I’m really really getting fed up with you. It is only your supporters that head this smear campaign against Barbados in order to distract from YOUR responsibility in this matter. If you was as man you call these people by their names. Admit that you have failed Dominica in a big way. There is more to leading a country then selling it’s passports and emptying it’s bank accounts. You need to step down otherwise we will take you down.

  49. Dominican
    August 12, 2018

    Judging by the comments on DNO that criticism did not come from their readers, who overwhelmingly condemn mr. Skerrit rather than Ms. Mottley. Our Prime Minister should look among his own supporters first if he wants to castigate blame.

    • Yah
      August 12, 2018

      Is either you can’t read or comprehension is not your forté.

      • RandyX
        August 13, 2018

        …but you are clearly deaf and blind caused by overdoses of the red cool aid and rum!!

  50. August 12, 2018

    P .M. Mottley said something and its hard for me to believe when she said she knew Ross choice Barbados in May 2018 to relocate from Dominica to Barbados.People have the right to speculate because people dont know the entire story, Ross University spent 40years in our country and grow itself there there were no clue Ross would leave to relocate to Barbados, I believed Ross didnt only leave Dominica because of the devastation of hurricane Maria did to it campus ,

  51. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    August 12, 2018

    “I wish to call on all who are accountable, to cease and desist from the unwarranted verbal attacks on the Government and Prime Minister of Barbados and by extension on all Barbadians. ”

    Shut up Roosevelt; nobody is attacking Mia because Ross University moved to Barbados, and let us not term it relocate because they did not leave Barbados and came to Dominica, and eventually return to Barbados.

    We are blaming you because you a lying idiot who continued to lie to Ross about building International Airport, knowing you and the Labor Party do not have any intention of building an International Airport in Dominica.

    Running to Barbados for a photo opportunity with Mia Mottle, is not going to change the fact that you are an incompetent idiot! 

    That lady did not call Ross University and ask them to leave our country, the same as Dragon Windows left you high and dry and went to Barbados to to do they same business business they did in Dominica.

  52. Ibo France
    August 12, 2018

    Mr. Volney now has raw egg splattered all over his face. Anyone with a modicum of commonsense knows that the baseless accusations against Mia Motley and Barbados are a diversionary attempt to shift the blame for Ross U departure from Dominica to Barbados from the real culprits, Skerrit and his subservient bunch of misleaders. Accreditation issues or lack thereof that the Dominican government failed to resolve, were at the heart of the matter. The inadequacy of air access, bad roads and bridges, insufficient social, recreational and shopping facilities added to the disaffection. Dominica will soar like an eagle when the electorate flog the current ruling regime with their votes.

    • Me
      August 13, 2018

      There goes his chance of becoming our next A.G.

  53. August 12, 2018

    But why is it , no one answers the question, as to why Ross would not be able to be back in Dominica come January 2019?

  54. I must admit
    August 12, 2018

    Skerro you think you are not the cause of the divorce boy? You think you were not unfaithful ? You think Ross don’t know you dirty and you fraid they exposed you? I find it very strange that Ross and DA are now divorced after 40 long years on happiness and somehow you are quick to defend Ross and to arrange in secret how fruits of that marriage are to be distributed. Isn’t that the job of the Court after hearing both sides? Doesn’t that sound iffy boy? If Ross is not at fault, Barbados is not at fault, the opposition is not at fault then Dominica, through you seems to be at fault. Why the cover-up? What are you hiding from us? I know they are not the same and not connected but that entire thing reminds me of the ongoing saga between Trump and Russia, where Trump seems to be covering Russia. Do we call that DIRT? If yes then let’s clean the dirt

  55. I want to know
    August 12, 2018

    So a 40 year old marriage between Dominica and Ross ended though according to pm Skerrit they renewed their vows 3 years ago for another 25 years. But in any divorce one party or both parties are usually at fault. But we know Ross is not at fault because PM Skerrit told us from day one that Ross still loves Dominica and tried everything to see if the marriage would continue. Do Ross is no at fault period . Then since Barbados took our spouse from us friends of Dominica like Herbert Volney, called out Barbados even if is in false pretense. But again Skerrit clears Barbados and makes it clear that Bardos was not at fault. Then the next set of people to blame is the opposition. But although Reggie accused them of interfering but again Skerrit embarrassed Reggie by saying it was Erica and Maria. But you notice the other spouse, Dominica or Skerrit has not been blamed? Could it be that Day or Skerrit is at fault! You think Ross might not have some bad dirt on Skerrit so he defending them

  56. Channel 1
    August 12, 2018

    It is YOU Roosevelt Skerrit & your incompetent government who are to be blamed for Ross departure after 40 years. It’s under y’all fellas watch this tragedy occurred and history will record all you names for this.

    Why didn’t Ross leave Dominica in 1995 after Dominica was affected by 3 storms that year ie Hurricane Marilyn, Lewis & Iris? After all is the “hurricane-hit-us-that’s-why-Ross-left” excuse y’all fellas trying to push.

    Why didn’t Adtalem Global Education permanently relocate American University of the Caribbean (AUC) Medical School from St Maarten? Adtalem also owns AUC. St Maarten was ravaged by Hurricane Irma last year which forced AUC to temporarily relocate its classes to England. AUC classes have since resumed in 2018 (guess where?) In de same St Maarten that was mashed up; in de same St Maarten that in the same hurricane zone as Dominica.

    We’ll see what amount of black, white & grey propaganda y’all fellas going to attempt to save all you self.

  57. Perfect idiot
    August 12, 2018

    The attack on Ms. Volney and Barbados was well planned by members of team Skerrit. They knew very well that Skerrit’ boobooed, so their plan was to see how they could shield him and find a way to make Linton look as the bad one as seen with the leaked information of Skerrit’ and Feb 7, 2017 Roseau fire. So 1. Reggie says uwp wrote letter 2. When they understood Ross was going to make announcement a day later, captain Skerrit ran ahead to prepare us and convince us that Ross was not at fault it was Erica and Maria. Really Skerrit? 3. Friends of Skerrit’ with a legal mind like Tony, Volney and Vince Henderson blamed it on Barbados to the point that Volney even wrote letter to CARICUM as a cover up. But Linton did not take the bait and remained focused on the issue and pushing for an inquiry, which we must get and will reveal a lot of who put the cookies in the cookie jar. 5. Since that didn’t work Skerrit now calling on all to clear Barbados and Ms. Mottley. But Skerro is ur boys wii

  58. Roy williams
    August 12, 2018

    Why don’t you also ask Tony and Regie to desist from those unwarranted attacks on Hon Lennox Linton, in terms of the departure of Ross University.

  59. Roy Williams
    August 12, 2018

    Why don’t you also ask Regie and Tony to desist from the unwarranted attacks on Hon Lennox Linton, blaming his for the disaster you caused, in terms of Ross University.

  60. My little take
    August 11, 2018

    What I have a problem with is the hypocrisy and untruthfulness of Mr. Skerrit. I have been following this Ross thing from the moment Skerrit announced the departure of Ross and at no time have I heard Mr. Linton or any member of the UWP attack PM Mottley. It is friends and members of Skerrit’s inner circle like Herbert Volney, Vince Henderson and Anthony Astaphan that raised questions about Ms. Mottley. After all Skerrit if you have a problem with what your friends and spin doctors are saying why not call them by name and tell them they are wrong. You told the nation that Ross is not at fault and Barbados is not at fault. Did you tell your friends and spin doctors something different or, they just decide to use Ms Mottley as the problem so people don’t focus on the real cause of the issue which seems to be getting uglier each day? Mr. Skerrit why were you so busy to defend Ross as if you know think they might have some dirt on you. You remind me of Trump and the Russians man.

  61. A_DAMassive
    August 11, 2018

    Even nature….. has turned against you, Bro. After Cabrits, if my own people: Possie people…do not open their eyes to see maybe even God is slowly turning his back, as I have turned my back on Labour after the Ross debacle, then I do not know what more has to happen for you to see.

    But, if instead it is not nature and it is HAARP hitting Possie and DA like this because of (Dominica Economic Citizenship Program ), I can tell you, we are in for a long long hall, and there is going to be lots more sufferings.

    There was a time when the forefront of the push back against oppression came from Portsmouth, what has happened to us as a progressive people who did not stand for nonsense.

    Earthquake in Roseau, the Heaven(s) is sending a message, and we had better take heed and listen.

    row row row your boat, skerrow has to go….
    row row row your boat, skerrow has to go….
    row row row your boat, skerrow has to go….

    • da 1
      August 12, 2018

      go back to hell with your negative talk

      • A_DAMassive
        August 12, 2018

        Beautiful and positive response :lol:

      • Danziger
        August 13, 2018

        That is zest macquarc monkey tricks

  62. JBaptiste
    August 11, 2018

    Negro the only people blasting Ms Mortley is your supporters on this blog.
    Every other person has commended her on her astuteness. In just two months in office she has accomplished more than your entire government have in 18 years. Viva Mortley . As for you, a cage awaits.

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