UN Secretary General Visits Dominica

Prime MInister Roosevelt Skerrit greets UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at Canefield Airport.

Media Release Courtesy Office of the Prime Minister Dominica

 

Monday, October 9, 2017 — United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited Dominica on Sunday, October 8, 2017. He was met and welcomed by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Foreign Minister Francine Baron. Both met briefly at the Canefield Airport VIP Lounge before heading off via helicopter to the Kalinago Territory.

Following the visit to the Kalinago Territory, the delegation met at the Office of the Prime Minister in Roseau. President Charles Savarin also attended the meeting in the Prime Minister’s Office. 

 

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38 Comments

  1. qstorm78
    October 10, 2017

    Focus on Dominica my people, not on politics..

  2. Paul
    October 10, 2017

    We need to get rid of that labour party government. That storm was a message from God. This labour party leader is like pharaoh. Read up the book of pharaoh and how God free his people from him.

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      October 10, 2017

      How many people in Dominica? 70,000? It did not come for one person. It was also a message for you. Too bad if you were not there to directly receive it. If you were not, you should have been.

    • Shameless
      October 12, 2017

      Could not have said it any better Paul. The Evil has to go for the country to recover…..less we forget!

      Assertive like the rod of Moses! :twisted:

  3. Shameless
    October 9, 2017

    Some may not like to hear it but the truth is Dca was given a serious BEATING by the creator as a reminder that we should take matters into our own hands and do what is right and just. Remove the evil among us beginning with the DLP Cabal and get rid of all so called men of the cloth who have sold their souls to devilish politicians. My god and the god of Abraham, Job and others is a jealous God and no man shall be equated with him. YES I SAID IT!! A man takes great pride in letting us know that sadines and corn beef is not for him but rather for hungry, poor , low class citizens beneath his level. Yes thats why he don’t eat that cheap low class stuff.

    Time for us to start with a clean slate and put our shoulders to the wheels and rebuild a just, fair and god fearing nation. #SKERRITMUSTGO immediately so we can start the rebuilding process. Maria, the COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT AGENT was a warning all Dcans.

    Assertive like the rod of Moses! :twisted: :twisted:

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      October 10, 2017

      I suppose you are not evil? Why are you angry and with a hate-filled heart?

  4. Hear My Cry
    October 9, 2017

    Mr. PM, now we have the UN secretary general in Dominica wouldn’t it be great to hold a joint press briefing with him so our media practitioners could ask him some questions we have been seeking answers for since August 2015?

    We heard of the arrest and conviction of our friend NG, whom we love to death and cut some cake with him. In fact we know our PM signed something on our behalf, that had to do with some communication thingy that the UN might be in an ideal position to tell us about, since our PM never found the time to tell us because as soon as he landed in Dominica from the Macau trip on August 28, he had to deal with Erika, from which we never recovered.

    We know Matthew Russell Lee, of ICP asked the UN several times about some top level secrets that had to do with DA and what we may have signed but that was in NY. Now we have the real man in town, Mr. PM should allow us to question him, especially Mr. Angelo, so we could know where we stand as a nation in deep need now.

  5. Emile Dominique
    October 9, 2017

    We should be thankful and appreciative of this visit, because every little bit will help. The UN nations will know the real Dominica instead of viewing it on a map or report. That will make a real difference in their policy decisions on Dominica.

  6. John Brown
    October 9, 2017

    Why! Are you being so ignorant…..

    • viewsexpressed
      October 9, 2017

      Who is being so ignorant John Brown, You? Why are you so cruel to yourself…..Who is being so cruel…..?

      Is it this corrupt Labour Government. ????? I would not be surprise

      • Concerned Dominican
        October 10, 2017

        Stop that nonsense people.

      • Jean Baptiste Alphonse Karr
        October 10, 2017

        Where is Ambassador Gregoire currently? It would have been nice to have the former ambassador here to meet his co-UN -chief. He visited China with the Blues He was insulted in a cartoon. Hear My Cry, all these issues including the hurricane could make a wonderful learning Movie, Starring the P.M himself both Senior counsels even Simeon Mammy and the other ids add sogo fly lol

  7. papa
    October 9, 2017

    All u food and supplies is for one set thank u astaphane I could creep and go and get food :(

  8. Let's be real
    October 9, 2017

    Forty years ago, after David destroyed us ,I was a confident young man that didn’t even think of migrating because we had every reason to be optimistic. OJ was then acting PM in an interim United government; we knew OJ was not in any trouble at home or abroad and hence it was just a matter of months to go to the polls to elect a government we all could trust. As a strong United nation we felt it was not going to be a problem to get money to build a better and stronger Dominica. But alas papa Bodier mawii Josef, such is not the case this time and I afraid for the future! This time around everything is just the opposite with a very bad government, a divider, and a leader that is only concerned about staying in power by all means necessary to protect himself. I really afraid man and to make it worse I do even know who can trust

    • Emile Dominique
      October 9, 2017

      Your posting is so unreal. How could Skerrit create a Cat 5 hurricane for political gain. Compare this to a statement “Police cannot tell us what to do”

      • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
        October 9, 2017

        Some people project their ignorance, lack of common sense and education. I cannot believe that a person would make such a senseless comment. What such people state is real stupidity. One day types as that will pay for their words.

    • viewsexpressed
      October 9, 2017

      You are real and truthful on this one. vi was better managed, the Local government DDO`s and CDA`s people were professional, now we are left with not and a waving PM seeking credibility. We know Skerrit does not fit this esteem position as Prime Minister to a country so poor ( and cronies created) that needs elevating to a higher level by someone who is mature, developmentally focussed and won`t put hands in the kitty cash tin of the state. That money belongs to us tax payers. We are still questioning the Bin Bobol, the Fertilizer Bobol, our CBI money (millions) and much more, many more questions to answer.
      This meeting the UN Secretary General, is just a photo shot, that’s it, but not credible with Skerrit there representing us Dominicans – he has not earned that protocol. His gang of friends are Monfared, the Nigerian oil minister queen wanted for fraud somewhere in Africa. etc… and the likes of some Astaphan guy and more old teeth Labourites beg and seen. DLP worse that…

    • Jean Baptiste Alphonse Karr
      October 9, 2017

      And U R 60 plus at minimum cant think of migrating right? I fel ur pain. I was a passed mid teenager.
      finished 6th form college then migrate after elections and never looked back unlike U. that was 1980.
      Did not regret it. Now it’s gonna be worst. After David the best left never to return. It’s gonna be 100fold th migration this time. As things are1 x10000. We have been st bacl 100 yrs not with physicalretrogression but the wack minds we have on island. Guy my age worked hard very hard to become professionals kids like adults on island want EVERYTHING YSTERDAY, HOUSE,CARS, CURVE TVs,SWIMMING POOLS IN BACkYARDs even older ne who we thought ad some values. ETC.am not a pessimist but it is obvious. the able have left to the metropolis kaka wat stays on island.take a look at the gywyeh for brogodoow no storage in ROSEAU so supplies are packaged and distributed by Neo-DLPs. Is this a good sign or what? 1000’s have left via the loupes/Guds and Martinique.Th USA made kids with…

      • Jean Baptiste Alphonse Karr
        October 9, 2017

        parents with green cards wholeft DA to make certain their kids were US born have long gone after the Chinese medical students and other working ( on island) nationals. If u do not get the drift now by the time u do u maybe looking at DA as a pasture.

      • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
        October 9, 2017

        If only you could see the future. Do not be presumptuous. You do not know what is in store for you wherever you reside. If only you knew. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      October 9, 2017

      I wonder who is really the bad person. You call another bad? God knows you and your lifestyle. He knows everything about you and whatever you do. Cease judging for you will be harshly judged.

  9. October 9, 2017

    Thanks for the visit Mr. General Secretary. Your presence in Dominica has shone a brighter light on the plight of the Dominica people after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Let the entire world know that we are in desperate need of aid to rebuild this beautiful island of ours.
    THANK YOU

  10. October 9, 2017

    The worst hit villag was pte Michel why could”t make it a priority. to visite there, Skerrit must go.

    • A. George
      October 9, 2017

      Pointe Michel also cleaned up very quickly … at least inside the village… perhaps there was more visible damage in the Kalinago area … #justathought

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      October 9, 2017

      You should know what occurred and was occurring in Pointe Michel prior to Hurricane Maria. Recall what occurred. It is too bad the good pays along with the evil ones.

  11. Hear my cry
    October 9, 2017

    DNO, is this Aliereza Monfared shaking hands with PM? Did he call Mano so he could know which account to send the hurricane relief supplies to? Tell him we need money asap and can’t delay

  12. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    October 9, 2017

    Photo opportunity is not going to help the nation rebuild!

    The world knows by now the country is devastated; and what needs to be done is to commenced rebuilding the infrastructure, and the personal life’s of those who lost everything. Roosevelt Skerrit boast of buildings a hundred (100%) percent insured, and insurance money from both local and international insurance companies will soon be flowing into the country.

    Roosevelt however; seems to forget to tell the nation, if he meant the 100% insured buildings are all government owned: Certainly I know many people in Wesley in some case house no longer exists, blown off their foundation into oblivion.

    Such people houses were not insured, and to crown it all the owners are not young body-abele anymore; who is going to provide new shelter for the poor and unfortunate? The billions of money need to rebuild Dominica will not come by talking cr*p, and talking photographs!

    • Expat
      October 9, 2017

      Skerrit needs to show the picture of his meeting with head of the IMF to continue to infuriate some people. Skerrit, I admire the way you are handling this terrible situation Dominica is in right now. Keep doing your job; that is what you were voted in to do.

      • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
        October 9, 2017

        His enemies/critics do not appreciate it. It eats their hearts out. Too bad for them.

    • Emile Dominique
      October 9, 2017

      First of all Government does not insure anything….not building, not vehicles…nothing. Then you with all this brain should be helping instead of degrading people. what is your problem. You think its fun to write negative stuff to get attention and uplift your social status. Yours will be behind, just you wait.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        October 9, 2017

        Well Emil, it would appear to me that you are contradicting the god Roosevelt Skerrit, because it is still written on DNO where Roosevelt spoke of a hundred percent building or property insured!

        As I stated he forgot to tell the world if he is speaking in terms of government buildings, or the homes of private citizens!

        If you are correct that government does not insure anything, including buildings, and motor vehicles, that again is a first in the world; only in a place like Dominica such backwardness are found!

        In countries such as the Unite States, they have what is know as an exemption for government motor vehicles, nevertheless, the state or Federal Government provides billions of dollars in a fund for in event of an accident where people are killed damage for life the government have enough money to compensate victims!

        I am not supprised at all boy; Dominica will forever be a primitive backward place!

    • Irma
      October 9, 2017

      Ummm….so tell me how it is the prime minister’s fault that your relatives’ houses in Wesley were not insured?
      Or maybe your Wesleyan relatives believed that hurricane is “Roseau people ting”??

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      October 10, 2017

      Francisco, California is burning. People are dying; some have died. Where are you? Waiting for the big one to swallow you up? :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        October 12, 2017

        You that wicked woman derr; I doh getting burnt. and the same as how an earthquake can swallow me up; don’t you know the same can happen to you in Canada?

        Don’t you know we are on the North American Continent!

        I am hundreds of miles away from the eight burning counties, closet to me is Anaheim in Orange county!

        God Jehovah, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Sprit is my shield and protector!

        I have no fear, I fear, nothing!

  13. Da
    October 9, 2017

    Now that the eyes of the UN and the rest of the world are on Dominica, all for the wrong reasons , but still I hope we will put away all politics and come together to rebuild our lovely Dominica.
    The passing of the terrible storm is a sign that Dominicans have to put away selfish ways and unite.
    Many people in the outside world are uniting to help us so it will be important that we do the same.

    • viewsexpressed
      October 9, 2017

      DA, once we get rid of this corrupt Labour government and its inept PM Skerrit we will move forward with dignity and decency and holding hands in clean development for our Dominica. We do not trust Skerrit, he is poor and questionable leader and has failed us. Skerrit Must Go if we need decent and matrure people in government at a time like this.

      • Expat
        October 9, 2017

        Redundant message as usual. Who is going to remove Skerrit from power? Keep dreaming.

      • Praises
        October 10, 2017

        “Expat”… God is in-charge, not you or anyone else, and he will do as he please…. be it good or bad….

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