UK High Commissioner on official visit to Dominica; expected to visit UK funded projects and host high-level meetings 

PM Skerrit and UK High Commissioner bump fists

On his first official visit as the British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, His Excellency Scott Furssedonn-Wood is this week touring several of the United Kingdom funded projects in Dominica and is also expected to hold several high-level meetings over the next few days, all to strengthen  the bilateral relation between Dominica and the UK

During a press conference held Wednesday morning- Jan 12- Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit revealed His Excellency who is leading an eight-member delegation,  since his arrival on Jan 10 have met with members of Cabinet to discuss existing areas of cooperation between the UK and Dominica. He is also expected to meet with the  Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Climate Resilience Execution Agency for Dominica (CREAD), her Excellency Francine Baron.

“His Excellency will also meet with honourable Dr. Kenneth Darroux, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Honourable Cozier Frederick, Minister for the Environment, rural modernization and upliftment. As a matter of fact, there will be a visit to the Kalinago Territory today [Wednesday],” Skerrit stated. “Later today Honourable Dr. Vince Dre Henderson, the Minister responsible for energy, will accompany His Excellency and his delegation on a visit to the geothermal plant in Laudat.”

On Thursday, the team will participate in the opening of a smart health facility in Grand Bay, retrofitted with funding from the UK.

According to the Prime Minister, since Dominica attained its political independence from Great Britain 42 years ago, the UK has remained one of the country’s most dependable development partners.

“We can refer to cooperation in many areas of endeavour to include education, health, agriculture, infrastructure, tourism, as well as support on gender and social issues. More recently, the United Kingdom has provided enthusiastic support of our climate resilience goals,” Skerrit said.” The UK is actively assisting to develop a strategy that will allow us to reduce our carbon footprint, strengthen our institutions, and infrastructure, and empower our population to anticipate climate risks and hazards and respond effectively to save lives and bolster communities,”

He said Dominica pledges to continue building the bonds of trust and cooperation that the two countries share and looks forward to more opportunities, to bring the countries and people closer, “united in a common goal of advancing livelihoods and improving lives.”

For his part, the High Commissioner pointed out the support of the UK has been very much in the spirit of “partnership ” and therefore, his visit this week is to celebrate the strength of that partnership and to look at ways in which it can be strengthened.

He said the 250 million EC dollars that have been funded to Dominica by the UK government was given to assist with development projects such as the upgrade to the water and sewage systems, road improvements, geothermal energy as well as climate-resilient health centres.

According to the British diplomat, support will also be provided to assist the young people through vocational training, technical training, to help disadvantaged youth achieve their potential and fulfil and play their full part in their societies and their economies.

“I hope all of these things are practical things, things that people will feel in their lives that people in Dominica will see the benefit of what you have done, and what we have supported you to do, in making these critical, critical improvements,” Fudderso-wood stressed…”So we’re looking at more things that we can do and further areas of cooperation, certainly finding new ways to, to build connections between our people and finding new ways to do business together, to trade.”

According to the High Commisioner, since leaving the European Union, the UK has been able to put in place a new UK Cariforum Economic Partnership Agreement which creates a host of new opportunities which better enables them to not only do business but to trade and export into other markets which he is optimistic Dominica can benefit from.

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36 Comments

  1. Lin clown
    January 14, 2022

    Francisco-DOGS is acting most,like he cannot make mistakes but here he is posting,the person cannot even spell THE MY NAME.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      January 28, 2022

      Boy, it is a lie for you to claim I cannot make a mistake!
      I am prone to errors.

      I error all the time, but my type errors are not discovered by me until I read back my submissions, and that is due to me not editing before I submit what I wrote.

      My errors are most occasional, yours are never ending; you write without punctuation, no space, you are a modern day scroll writer; nevertheless, you claim to be one who help Roosevelt build Dominica, if anything you have helped Roosevelt to destroy Dominica, in the process getting that corrupted crook Roosevelt rich!

      Are you as rich as Roosevelt; Kindergarten Graduate Clown?

  2. Lin clown
    January 13, 2022

    DNO is very good to you,IBO the crooked,lying,lazy DON key.DNO has posted more of your misinformation and lies than any other person,at onetime a thought you had a share in DNO.At another time a thought the CEO of DNO Tim Durand was your brother,to allow you to post such GABBAGE.What is there to post about UWP?A bunch of losers who have lost 6 out of 7 elections.Do you want DNO to post the conspiracy to ……… into Dominica?Ungrateful IBO,when I posted UWP was losing hundreds of votes before the 2019 election,DNO came to your defence.When I posted the first case of COVID-19 in Dominica,was a photo UWP,and UWP had brought covid to Dominica,DNO again came to your defence.Typical UWP everything in your favour is good,against you is bad and you blame DNO for your high level of ……….There is nothing GOOD to post about the opposition

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  3. Man bite dogs
    January 13, 2022

    It hurts those baboons to see such high profile people popping in to work with Pm Dr. Skerrit a man with integrity and respect all over the world unlike ugly Lenny, and his Halfwit Dribblers UWP no respected country or leaders would be seen working with that lot unless they were just a bad as these tinpot lots

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    • Ibo France
      January 17, 2022

      Dog Abuser, you’re just daft. Diplomats respect the highest office of government even though they may not respect the person who occupies that office. Administrations change but the Office of the Prime Minister remains firmly intact. This same diplomat, if still in place when the Skerrit-led administration is changed, will maintain diplomatic ties with Dominica no matter who’s the prime minister.

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  4. Bring back the kidnapped parrots
    January 13, 2022

    Yours truly should be fired and arrested for corruption and Dominica should revert back to a colony of Britain. Dominica was much better off as a colony it was a mistake to ask for independence and Britain granting independence. The crew running Dominica do not know what they are doing and refuse to tell the people what has happened to their money since 1979.

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    • Follow the Money
      January 14, 2022

      Not while they are trying to have a no-confidence vote on their PM for corruption. :lol:

  5. Lin clown
    January 13, 2022

    JACKA jonesJJ,every leader in the world know Skerrit,he is truthful,honest and will account for every single cent.That is the reason the the international financial committee continue to trust him with hundreds of millions of dollars of their money.Skerrit is PM and minister of finance for 18 years.Unlike ugly,who only get money by promising to sell Dominica’s property.

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  6. Lin clown
    January 13, 2022

    IBO,JONATHAN,VIEWS while you blind overeducated Jackaces are sitting on your A ,Dominica is moving.What do you the HATERS of Dominicans and Dominica have to say?While you prodigal sons are criticizing the IMF,EU and WORLD BANK are pouring money into Dominica.Go ahead as usual,step on the UK High Commissioner,insult him.Shameless supporters of UWP,lazy,lying,crooks and traitors.UWP will never win an election with supporters like Jonathan,IBO,Views,JACKA Jones,JJ and Francisco-DOGS too damn negative and blind.Ibo,people like you and Jonathan,cost UWP 1,163 votes and 3 seats because of your misinformation and lies.

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    • Ibo France
      January 17, 2022

      Stop polluting this forum with your filthy, malodorous, dumb-down language. Your comments amount to graffiti. Stop vandalizing the news site. You are exposing your true character – roguish, dense, criminally-minded, credulous, brain dead

  7. Ibo France
    January 13, 2022

    Is Mr. ‘ I Run Things’ Skerrit a majority shareholder in DNO? It’s apparently so to me. He gets more favourable coverage, undeservedly so, on DNO more often than any other local media house.

    In very recent times, he got photo-ops in front two fireplaces , another one touring a community with his entourage, now this one with the UK High Commissioner. There is no fairness here. It would be six months or more before to see something printed about any member of the opposition.

    DNO would come up with a specious excuse to defend their bias by stating that a ruling administration gets more coverage than the opposition. That may be true but the ratio of the coverage in favour of the ruling regime is overwhelmingly one sided.

    If DNO happens to publish this comment, they will rigorously deny it then excoriate me. My skin is thick and my shoulders are broad. Their criticism of me is water over a duck’s back. TRUTH doesn’t get you many friends, sweet lies do.

    ADMIN: Thank you for your comment. The humour (intentional or not) really brightened our spirits.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      January 13, 2022

      lbo, I don’t believe that the master, and father of corruption is a share holder of DNO: I believe if he was, I am sure by now I personally would not get a single one of my submissions printed on DNO.

      I do have to agree with you that the privilege given to Roosevelt, the members of the opposition (UWP) are not given a quarter of that privilege.

      But then again; perhaps the opposition does not have anything to comment on, on a weekly or monthly basics and that is why they don’t get equal time. On the other hand, I think DNO should allow more educational and intellectual comments rather than surprising if not complete comments, or paragraphs: i.e, I was debating Gary, in regards to him suggesting I am egotistical.

      I was writing in a sequence, when all of a sudden, they did not post two complete paragraphs: when that happens, to the author that appears as they do not require anything intellectual on the site.

      ADMIN: We have said this before but it bears repeating: governments the world-over post more releases and generate more news in general by virtue of being the single largest organization in any country and because they have the resources to do so.

      If any other party formed the government the same would likely apply to them as well.

      Our site remains open to all current political parties and virtually all views. We have regularly published news, releases and commentaries from the political parties on island and we will continue to do so.

      In terms of your unposted comments, ensure your post did not go over the character limit, otherwise please be guided by our comment policy: https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/policies/#comment-policy

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        January 13, 2022

        Cont:

        Nevertheless, lbo, they allow some little fly:

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

        Yes, DNO allow some little fly calling themselves “Wesley Girl” to hound me like a hound dog, talking nonsense, the person cannot even spell the my name Telemaque.

        My surname is “Telemaque” it is distinctly French, and it can only be written two ways; thus. “Te’le’maque which is the correct way in French with the accent; in English it is “Telemaque.” the ‘Que” is silent, in the English language.

        Note: Telemaq, is pronounced Telemaque, my name Telemaque is written on all of my car registration plate spell different ways, so on one of them is written “Telemaq” I drove it to Canada, and people read it out and ask me” what is “Telemaq” my response; my name!

        Anybody who spells Telemaque with a “C” in it is someone who is a dunce, or at least beneath me scholastically.

        Even if I graduate on me first day in kindergarten oui!

        Hahahahahahahahahaha!

        • Man bite dogs
          January 14, 2022

          @Francisco, what the hell you on about, if I spelled your full name in Spanish it will look and sounds differently from English what is the big deal???

          • Ibo France
            January 17, 2022

            Dog Catcher, you can’t even spell the simplest basic sight words – if, it, and, but …..
            Your ghost writer is not much better than you.

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          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            January 19, 2022

            Mr. Man-dog; this is for your fun pleasure:

            Télémaque in English with contextual examples – MyMemory
            https://mymemory.translated.net/en/French/English/télémaque
            after starting out as mc and beatmaker among champloo, telemaque decided he would go solo. télémaque just like the character from homer’s odyssey and like the sci-fi cartoon he used to watch as a kid. … english 3xx americans 3xx (Spanish>English) yo voy a esquiar (Spanish>English) cambio posto (Italian>English) tum mil gaye (Hindi>English) …

            Télémaque in French – English-French Dictionary | Glosbe
            https://glosbe.com/en/fr/Télémaque
            Colardeau then returned to the capital in 1753 but remained there for only a short time as his health faltered and he had to return to Pithiviers where he indulged his penchant for poetry, translated into verse fragments of holy scripture, undertook the writing of his tragedies Nicephore and Astarbé, the subject of the first having been taken from the Bible and that of the second…

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      • Gary
        January 14, 2022

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque, I’m not going to debate with you when I know I cannot win. I do not know if the word win is appropriate to use, especially when dealing with the ego. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque will always be Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque which I accept.

        The above story is an event that took place, and DNO is just reporting what took place, yes, it is an important event. If DNO choose to report it or not as to your belief the PM or The Government gets too much coverage, do you know there is an option Dominicans can go to GIS, The non reporting of such event on DNO does not make the event nonexistent, or it never happened.

        You complain about too much news coverage regarding The Government, it is what you love, it brings alive your ego, it is food for it, you are obsessed about Government,
        stop deceiving yourself, YOU LOVE DNO

        • Ibo France
          January 17, 2022

          Gary, what Francisco stated cannot be honestly refuted. It is the unmitigated TRUTH!!! DNO is like a tape recorder for Skerrit and his adherents’ verbosity. There are so many ills in the country and wrongdoings by this illicit regime, but DNO invariably gives them (dictatorship) a pass every time.

          Why do you get so disquieted by the gospel truth? DNO seems enamoured with Roosevelt and his acolytes.

          • January 18, 2022

            All your big words will not make a difference. Dominicans are not interested in ugly Lenny and Handbag and IBO France. No matter how much you hate Skerrit, he is still the Supreme Leader forever more. Why would Dominicans vote in a high school drop out and a renegade and a desparado? Feel the spirit, IBO France.

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        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          January 20, 2022

          “Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque, I’m not going to debate with you when I know I cannot win.”(Gary).

          Gary, the idea in this forum in a debate, it is not a matter of who win and who looses; the idea is the exchange of different views, opinions, and ideas; there are times when we must exposed the wrong, and corrupted behavior, by the culprits in government, and high office.

          Ours is a very small country nothing which happens in darkness can be hidden forever, when we stumble on the wrong, be it thievery, or a simple lie benign told we must draw it to the attention of all.

          You will acknowledge we are into politics, and in politics its impossible to find any two persons agreeing on any subject matter; nevertheless, regardless of which side we support, one should never allow themselves to support thievery, and corruption, especially when our support for the corrupted can only lead to the destruction of our nation.
          Our priority must always be country first!

    • Jey Jey
      January 13, 2022

      Long after Skerrit is gone the “people” will still be here. A very dark cloud is permanently hovering over Dominica; But so is the eyes of the Almighty. “The earth is the Lord’s; and the fullness there of.” God is not asleep. Soon, all this favoritisms will be gone for every….just as Ross and DCP.

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      • Man bite dogs
        January 14, 2022

        @Jey jey, The dark clouds will always be over people like you, just think about it you been kissing the white man bum for over 400 years and still can’t find your way out what does that say about black people, instead blacks is like a barrel of snakes and crabs trying to destroyed one and other for what????

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    • River Street
      January 13, 2022

      For one who never missed an article on DNO and comments on almost everything include the Prime minister’s fart – why complain.
      Oops sorry, you’ll be back.

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  8. Bla Bla lie
    January 13, 2022

    Hey Brits! On your next visit don’t forget to bring a dozen pairs of Handcuffs.

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  9. Jey Jey
    January 13, 2022

    Unless the British (Brits) meet with the Honorable Lennox Linton their visit to Dominica will yield no substantial benefit to the people of Dominica. Because they would be looking at only one side of the coin which is filled with lies and fog. However, knowing how the Brits go about their tasks they will be able to pick up signals of dishonesty from the brat and his Raats.

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    • January 13, 2022

      The British not interested in ugly Lenny.

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      • Ibo France
        January 17, 2022

        This is all the man with more degrees than the thermometer has to contribute? Your contribution amounts to juvenile babbling. Should be disposed down the lavatory.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        January 20, 2022

        ds, I thought you were smarter than that!

        So, are you suggesting that the British are not interested in ugly Leno, but they are interested in the father of corruption Roosevelt Skerrit?

        Guy before plenty of you talk, and indeed talk nonsense, try and review Dominica’s history, way back to when they claimed that some Columbus discovered Dominica.

        Then count how many years Dominica was first colonized my Spain, then the French (France) then the British, than the French, and finally the British!

        Note: In 1761, during the Seven Years’ War in Europe, a British expedition against Dominica led by Andrew Rollo conquered the island, along with several other Caribbean islands. In 1763, France had lost the war and ceded the island to Great Britain under the Treaty of Paris.

        I am not your educator, but rather than trying to insult Lennox open your mind to education; and you will find the British visit to Dominica, is about diplomacy, and diplomatic relation:

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          January 20, 2022

          Cont:
          The British purpose in Dominica does not have anything to do with like or dislike of Roosevelt Skerrit; had Lennox or any other Dominican be the prime minister of Dominica, this visit would have taken place.

          If the British loved Dominicans, I don’t think after almost four hundred or more years of colonization, they would have dropped Dominicans high and dry with fifty million pounds, after plundering the country after all these hundreds of years, and now return.

          Know your people and nation history; any talk of financial help is not coming out of the British treasury, don’t fool yourself with that!

          I know Roosevelt wish to make Dominicans feel he is defecating in high grass, and that’s the reason for the visit, believing he is special, the reality is the British will make the same visit to all of its former colonies, from Guyana in the South to Jamaica in the North; that’s the reality, and not because they have any special interest in Dominica!

    • Man bite dogs
      January 14, 2022

      @Jey jey, The British has met with Ugly Lenny, and have reconsider him as a dam hypocrite idiot lier, just imagine Lenny, went all the way to London supreme Court and coming with so-called evidence I believe So! This guy is no more than a jerk chicken. Bye for now see you later!!!

  10. Jey Jey
    January 13, 2022

    😂 haha the Brits are in town and I’m glad. They will uncover some stuff, I hope. Hey Brits! He’s an expert Conman so be on your guard. He’s not dealing with China now so his poop must be boiling. Hello China 🇨🇳 the Brits are coming, the Brits are coming. I hope the British will be able to withdraw our “Independence”. Where a dictator rules there’s no Independence, no freedom, no checks and balances. Hey Brits! This brat threw tear gas on Salisbury! Ask him about that.

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    • January 14, 2022

      I told you that all you are worth is scrubbing floors with jeys fluid. If the brits had to see ugly Lenny, this time they would have to wear three face masks. Go live in North Korea and you will find out the meaning of freedom and independence. That is what all police in all countries do to quell the crowd, spray them with water bullets and tear gas. What should make Dominica any different? Are you an anarchist?

      • Ibo France
        January 17, 2022

        Complete waste of a human brain. Unadulterated absurdity. Your comment is septic tank material.

    • Just Asking
      January 14, 2022

      Moot point. Pick your colonizers carefully. The Brits or whatever that is, have been at it for over 300 years with resulting genocide of the Kalinagos and total extinction of the Arawaks; and they can’t even match Chinese developmental investments in just the past 10 to 15 years. How is that? As long as they keep us ignorant while they continue to ravage your continent?

      • Jey Jey
        January 17, 2022

        Skerrit has done more harm to Dominica in 20 short years, compare to what the Brits did in 400 years. So, go figure. When a dog eats a cat it’s not as bad as when a “Dog eat a another Dog.” The latter is what’s been happening in “Lovely Dominica.”

        • Rhoda
          January 19, 2022

          So true, so true. The main problem with the Brits, as far as Dominicans are concerned, they never run a Red Clinic.

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