Vowing not to make it mandatory, Skerrit pleads with Dominicans to take COVID-19 vaccine

PM Skerrit

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has given the assurance that he will not pass any law in parliament to make vaccination mandatory in Dominica while declaring that his government is working “feverishly to get all the vaccines within reach of every community in Dominica.”

“I am not going to instruct the police to stop anyone and inquire whether they have taken the vaccine or not” Skerrit said in an address to the nation over the weekend. “What I am doing is asking each Dominican to apply simple common sense to what they are doing. If you refuse to be vaccinated, if you refuse to wear a mask, if you refuse to social distance and practice healthy habits, the chances are high that you will contract the virus and that you will pass it onto others.”

The Prime Minister called on each Dominican within the hearing of his voice to stop for a moment and ponder upon what he/she can do to avoid being an added statistic to the Covid positivity rate in Dominica.

“We will find the resources to equip and staff centers with all that is needed to administer vaccinations to those who come forward for vaccinations,” he stated. “But in the final analysis, it is up to the people of Dominica to decide on what each of you wish not only for yourselves but for your families, neighbors, friends and work colleagues.”

He stressed that contraction of the virus can be avoided pointing to people on the frontline of the disease who are exposed to it daily and  have not been infected.

“Why? Because they have taken the necessary precautions; they have practiced and employed measures to minimize their chances of catching the Coronavirus disease…before there were vaccines, they social distanced; they washed their hands frequently and they wore their masks and other protective clothing,” Skerrit stated.

He continued, “You may survive but others, sadly, may not. If you do not care about those around you, if you are not concerned about the danger that your refusal to equip yourselves poses to your friends and loved ones, then all I can say is that Dominicans would not be as wise as I thought them to be.”

Skerrit opined that if Dominicans have not responded with urgency and taken all necessary precautions to stem the current spike in the number of cases this past month, “then we are not the people we used to be.”

“ If we do not understand that if Dominica does not move as a country to decrease its positivity level and therefore be removed from the Do Not Visit list of some countries, then it is clear to me that we do not, as a people, understand how our bread is buttered,” the Prime Minister lamented. “We do not have gold; we do not have oil. We are not a large exporter of goods or services. We need our ports of entry open and we need to trade and do business with the outside world.”

“Covid will defeat us,” he delared if the country does  not unite to fight Covid,

“The doctors have spoken. The epidemiologists have spoken, the academics have spoken, the ill in our hospitals have spoken, even, in some strange way, the millions of persons who have died from Covid around the world, have spoken,” Skerrit stated, imploring the nation to take every precaution to fight the dreaded disease.

“Let us use the vaccines that are made available to us. Keep wearing your masks. Maintain your physical distance. Treat everyone as if they are a possible source of Covid,..Let us tonight follow the advice of the professionals and put Dominica back on track to good health, progress and prosperity for all” he urged.

He called on each Dominican with the hearing of his voice to stop for a moment and ponder upon what he/she can do to avoid being an added statistic to the Covid positivity rate in Dominica.

“Covid can be avoided. There are persons on the frontline of this disease who are exposed to it daily and they have not caught it,” Prime Minister stated. “Why? Because they have taken the necessary precautions, they have practiced and employed measures to minimize their chances of catching the Coronavirus disease.”

According to him, “Before there were vaccines, they social distanced; they washed their hands frequently and they wore their masks and other protective clothing.”

We will find the resources to equip and staff centers with all that is needed to administer vaccinations to those who come forward for vaccinations,” he said. “But in the final analysis, it is up to the people of Dominica to decide on what each of you wish not only for yourselves but for your families, neighbors, friends and work colleagues.”

He continued, “You may survive but others, sadly, may not. If you do not care about those around you, if you are not concerned about the danger that your refusal to equip yourselves poses to your friends and loved ones, then all I can say is that Dominicans would not be as wise as I thought them to be.”

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60 Comments

  1. Fig alone
    August 26, 2021

    Look at them, they getting fatter by the day. His face is as round as the moon, while some citizens are struggling to have one meal a day. Wicked they are!

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  2. Ibo France
    August 25, 2021

    Mr. Skerrit has unleashed harsh economic violence on ordinary Dominicans. Dominica is on a ‘HIGH’ under him. High utility bills, high food prices, high fuel cost, high unemployment, high emoluments for members of Cabinet, high spending on government vehicles which are being used by many for personal pleasure of the flesh.

    If by a miracle, some of Dominica’s leaders of blessed memory were to come back alive, they would not recognize the Dominica today that they knew then. They would think it’s some kind of God forsaken land – the widespread poverty, ballooning vagrancy, the numerous dilapidated public edifices, the mendicancy, the dispossession, the police brutality, the corrupt judiciary, the forlorn state of agriculture, the many business closures, the political victimization, the unimaginable wealth of the squatter in the PM’s office, the immorality, the ubiquitous corruption, etcetera..

    Dominica, a place where international fugitives now come to seek refuge.

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  3. Ibo France
    August 25, 2021

    Mr. Skerrit and the other area representatives MUST walk the streets and back alleys of their districts. This is to get a firsthand account as to the daily struggles just to survived. If what you see, hear and learn doesn’t shake your conscience then you can’t be a normal human being.

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  4. Jonathan Y St Jean
    August 25, 2021

    Skerritt needs to reflect on the things that he said about Dominicans not being who they used to be. Well who brought the new normal to Dominca, “if you are not red, then you are better off dead”. What does that do to the citizens other than divide then. The fruits of the CBI program are being predominantly given to Labourites, the fancy charade to launch the international airport was for those dressed in “red”. You said that the country doesn’t need an opposition. You asked Labourites to attack the opposition in the streets, in the supermarket, in the church and call them traitors. You neglected those communities like Marigot and Salisbury which didn’t vote for your party. You continue to disregard opposition persons in more ways than one, so what do you expect? You brought and legitimized blatant division in the country by your words and policies. How about holding a joint press conference with the opposition parties to show unity at this critical time.

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  5. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    August 25, 2021

    “his government is working “feverishly to get all the vaccines within reach of every community in Dominica.”

    Shut up Roosevelt, you always talking hogwash, garbage; wast of time; if I did not know Dominica, if I did not know that only a handful of people resides in Dominica I would have believed your exaggerations!

    You are nothing than a wishful thinking invidual, who spends the grater part of you day dreaming that you are king ruling over several millions of people.

    Roosevelt the population of Dominica can be vaccinated in one day. If there are thirty-two residential communities in the country, you only need sixty nurses, sending two to each village, to all the process to continue for approximately nine hours in one day; and the entire population will be vaccinated.

    Now; there shall always be skeptics, who prefer to die than safeguard by getting vaccinated.

    The only thing you are working feverishly to do is to see if you can gain some money out of it!

    Shut up!

  6. Lin clown
    August 25, 2021

    Elizabeth,what Skerrit is saying is ,he is not going to FORCE anybody to take the vaccine.The reason UWP is always losing election is because they say things without proof.That is called FAKE NEWS and GOSSIP.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      August 25, 2021

      Clown, why are you so ignorant; to keep one writing in upper case “block letters?”

      Guy if you had any formal education you would know that is not an intelligent way to write.

      I don’t mean to insult you in this respect; nevertheless, the intelligent people can see you did not spend too much time in elementary school, because  it shows in the disgusting way you write your crap! 

    • Viewsexpressed
      August 25, 2021

      Lin Clown🤡. If you’re NOT well informed or understand the processes involved in addressing such a Health matter, we advise you to be quiet. Why!?, Because your thoughts and intervention are not in tune to the manner in which our well designed, committed, highly Professionals are well able and professionally engaged and well Knowledgeable, experienced commited and well prepared and committed to the professionals who are well established and committed to the care and support of our people in need of the vaccination.
      On the other hand, this SKERRIT’s Clown🤡 appears to think that she is able to talk on behalf of Confused Skerrit. We advise you to stay away from OUR State’s matters that you’re just not knowledgeable of. Please stay away and stop your nonesensical shouting your ridiculous old tuned thoughts of: “WE LOVE OUR PM WI”.Really.? What hypocritcal Nonsensical Ridiculous Childish Baby Thoughtless thinking.
      Skerrit has Overstayed his Tenure and he must GET OUT. ‘Go to…

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    • August 25, 2021

      @Lin Clown, I know what the PM said, that was why I responded to him the way I did. No one can force anyone to do what they don’t want to do, but as I said, people will have no choice but to suffer the consequences of their choices. With Corvid-19 it is between Life and death. The vaccine is the Life side.

      That is what the Prime Minister should be telling the people because they are not thinking for themselves.
      The talk about “not forcing” is foolish pampering. It will not encourage the people to do the right thing, which is to become fully vaccinated.

      I have said a few times before that some Provinces in Canada are demanding that people present vaccine cards to prove their immunization when entering certain places. Yesterday, from Quebec, today, from British Columbia. In the long run, the whole of Canada could be powerful against Corvid-19. But by simply telling people to take the vaccine will not bring that outcome,

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  7. Lin clown
    August 25, 2021

    If you AA know the true picture,then tell Dominicans what it is..Tell us how many has DIED from COVID-19.You people are more DOCTORS than doctors.If more people have died tell us how many or shut up.

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    • Viewsexpressed
      August 25, 2021

      We agree with you on that “You must Up”. Your views are just not accommodating, nor visionary. It’s all about your “We Love Our PM Wi’
      That’s YOU and NOT US. Stay away.
      Our Nature Isle DOMINICA and its people are well Focused and we need decency, maturity, visionary LEADERSHIP, Knowledgeable, well Experienced Commited TRUSTED Politically Focus on Meaningful Socio -Economic Development. This is NOT Skerrit’s Focus nor is he sufficiently Matured on r Committed to hold the office of PRIME MINISTER. We need Mature, Experienced, Commited TRUSTED Visionary well Focussed Matured PRIME MINISTER in Our Office, but NOT this failed, Immature, Visionless Failed incompetent Labour Party Prime MINISTER in our Government. We are very serious about this. We are NOT in this Nonsensical ridiculous thoughts of this Failed incompetent Skerrit. We WELCOME Jon. Lennox Linton, Formidable Leader of the Professional Opposition UNITED WORKERS PARTY )UWP) our devoted, Visionary, Focussed, MATURED UWP…

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    • Viewsexpressed
      August 26, 2021

      Yes we agree, we wish this Clown 🤡 will shut up. Never Understanding her thoughts of what she has to say. It’s all about her Failed L’abour Government and its incompetent Leadership.
      Where are we…and where are we heading to under this Immature Leader and incompetent Labour Party. One drives around the country through villages and its the same Poverty, unployment and abandonment that we see. This L’abour Government and its fake leadership of a just a doomed government with absolutely no concept nor Developmental Plan nor concept to the elevation and Upliftment and development of our people and Country. The best thing it appears that Skerrit and his failed has done is create this buying loyalty and fame through this ongoing Deceptive “RED CLINIC” and Immature Visionless. leadership. Stop abusing and buying people. This LABOUR GOVERNMENT is unable to develop our People and our Dominica then “Go to Hell,.Go to Hell” Your failure is “NOT OUR DAMN BUSINESS”.
      We need decent…

  8. dissident
    August 25, 2021

    Practice what you preach!
    If you don’t do it right….. you won’t get it right Skerrit!

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  9. Ibo France
    August 25, 2021

    To make or not to make the vaccine mandatory is not the most important question at this moment.

    Mr. Skerrit, your cranium seems to be impenetrable to common sense, empathy and the harrowing cries of your countrymen/women who are in dire straits.

    Talk about a financial package for the public servants as they too are suffering. Members of their immediate families have been laid off and they have to pick up the slack from their meager salaries and wages for those members who have been laid off

    Of course most members of the private sector, the self employed and the small and medium size local businesses are DESPERATELY in need of financial assistance. Can’t you feel their pain, Mr. Skerrit? Are you this evil?

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    • August 26, 2021

      @Ibo France that first sentence of yours makes no sense whatsoever!

      Your claim that it is not important to make the vaccine for corvid-19 mandatory stands no grounds. You are talking about financial package for whoever, claiming that they are suffering, but what is the cause of their suffering, if it is not because they refused to adhere to the call to take the vaccine, to prevent the complications which are now in Dominica?

      What good is your so-called stimulus package for, when people are facing death because of their foolish negligence? Your idea, just like your leader is nothing but senseless and laughable. Money cannot buy Life

      Here is an example in Canada: “By Sept. 13, B.C. (British Columbia) residents will be required to show proof of at least one vaccine shot to attend many social and recreational events. By October 24th, they will have to be fully vaccinated for at least 7 days”. Stimulus package you say! Well, not in B.C, Canada

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  10. Lin clown
    August 25, 2021

    BANDAY,when Skerrit gives hundreds of people $250,000 and $300,000 houses and apartments FREE,that is more than GOLD.When 2,700 people are getting $300 monthly when they were getting NOTHING from UWP that is more
    than GOLD.And when UWP cannot account for the hundreds of millions of dollars collected under the REENGINEERED CITIZENSHIP PROGRAMME,then that is NOT GOLD.That is MASSIVE CORRUPTION by UWP and for that reason they were KICKED OUT OF OFFICE

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    • Viewsexpressed
      August 26, 2021

      No one takes this Clown 🤡 seriously. It’s just a big Pappyshow Fanfare just to gain fame. Her thoughts are just not of Dominica or the people of Dominica, but this fake, Failed Incompetent Irrelevant Visionless Labour Government.
      Our Nature Isle is in need of meaningful Leadership and Development and NOT so called deceitfullness Bobolistic shameful Behaviour from a failed incompetent Questionable “Prime MINISTER and Outdated Labour Government.
      Stop this devious Red Clinic and elevate our people and struggling Families, Children, youths and People towards that level of meaningful Employment and Not this dirty slogan of saying, ” We love our PM WI”. What Ridiculous Childish 😉 Disgusting Shameful thoughts.
      We need strong, capable mature Visionary Focussed MATURED Experienced Commited TRUSTED Leadership in our Government and not this Overstay Failed Incompetent LABOUR GOVERNMENT under this Failed incompetent immnature Visionless Labour SKERRIT Failed Government. It’s time for…

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  11. Victor
    August 25, 2021

    Try mandatory vaccination and watch anarchy consume the nation.

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  12. Rick
    August 25, 2021

    As your name is “Never lie” I ask you to stop.

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  13. Kudos
    August 24, 2021

    Very statesman-like words. Add to that actions which will make all Dominicans sit up and take notice – like stopping the cruise lines and reinstating quarantine for all, to prevent the inevitable vaccine-resistant variant from getting to our population. (If you think it’s hard now, just imagine a booster vaccine campaign). When Dominicans see you give on an unlikely issue, even the most stubborn vaccine-resisters will realize the seriousness of the hour. Then maybe – just maybe – the ones on the fence will come forward to do their part. The ball is always in the leaders court, most especially in times of crisis.

    P.S. Perhaps economic citizenship should now come with mandatory investment in existing Dominican businesses, so that staying safe doesn’t = bankruptcy/unemployment. When life gives you lemons make lemonade, as they say.

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    • godschild
      August 25, 2021

      Why play politics with people’s lives. We are dealing with a pandemic that kills.

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      • %
        August 25, 2021

        @satans child
        Why during the very pandemic, you are distributing yellow bags of food to selected people in the dead of night??
        Your doggone hypocrite!!! Stop using God’s name in your satanic activities..
        HYPOCRITE….Do you care about the suffering people of Dominica, or you care about liar Skerrit only??. Stop acting as an apologist to a liar by the name of Skerrit!!
        SHAMELESS!!!

  14. AA
    August 24, 2021

    Vaccine vaccine and the man cannot Think clearly.
    It is time to start testing all the dead at lyndhust for covid. It is so highly impossible that only one person died in Dominica , a country with very limited ressources, little knowledge about covid and uneducated leaders.
    It is time to paint the true picture of what is really happening in Dominica.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      August 25, 2021

      You know I concur; there might be plenty of people who died of COVID-19 in Dominica, and they all go unnoticed.

      I believe when people were dying from the virus, Roosevelt and his cabal was telling the world there were no cases of the virus on the island because of how well his government did fighting against the virus.

      What could Roosevelt and the medical establishment do against a disease which until now there is a vaccine, and two treatments, which we don’t have as yet in Dominica?

      Many times I wrote the disease multiply’s exponentially some idiots scorned me; yea; they not understanding how that works gave me plenty of thumbs down, but I am sure when the ratio went from 45 cases to over 300 in a couple of days they might understand the meaning of exponential multiplication.

      Right now there could be cases in the thousands while Roosevelt sits there in 90 degrees heat suite up like a clown!

  15. August 24, 2021

    “I am not going to instruct the police to stop anyone and inquire whether they have taken the vaccine or not”

    Prime Minister Sir, your word above is not what mandating the need for this corvid-19 virus is about, it is not about putting a gun at people’s heads to get the vaccine–which is what you causing Dominicans to believe

    But mandatory in this case, means the laws are intact and people should abide by them, for their own cause and safety.

    For example, if an employer wants all his employees to be fully vaccinated, but he has no power over that call because his employees will say they don’t have to because your rules say it is not mandatory.

    You can pamper the people of Dominica as much as you want, for whatever reason you do so, but Corvid-19 is not here to pamper anyone, it is here to kill, tell that to the people and make it your point of duty to be sure that they are fully vaccinated. Read this one below:

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    • August 24, 2021

      “The Quebec Government is putting in place a vaccine passport system starting September 1. That passport will effectively bar people who are not fully vaccinated from many non-essential activities. The passport–an electronic record of vaccination in the form of quick response (QR) code has already been tested at various establishments across the Province”. So those who enter those establishments must present that passport, or else, no entry!

      Does that not sound like the same as mandatory to you? But no guns are placed at the foreheads of anyone. However, those without that passport will suffer the consequences of their own discussion–they will be turned away.

      But in Dominica, it will not be about being turned away from any form of activities, it will be about having to be buried 6 feet below–is that what you want for your people. Once again, they are not going to fall for your silly pampering–you need to know that!

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      • Toto
        August 26, 2021

        Best you stay in Toronto then Liz, you causing too much toro in Giraudel anyway.

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        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          August 26, 2021

          “Liz, you causing too much toro in Giraudel anyway.”

          Hahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

          Elizabeth, so that means your people don’t want you back in your own village; the do want you to return and create any more havoc than you ate creating on DNO?

          You see this boy, they one you once called friend; well; my people in Wesley communicate with me asking me to home even is for a one day visit eh!

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          • August 27, 2021

            Telemaque, I do not know who Toto is but I am sure that that individual does not belong with my people at home.

            Neither do I know who you are–you were never a friend of mine. But if you think that I am so special that people should think you and I were friends, then go ahead and have your pleasure but I want no part of it.

            I know what my people of Giraudel think about me. I speak with them every day. And they know what my plans are, they are not begging me to come home for one day, but together we are waiting on God’s plan.

            There is no comparison between me and my people and yours in Welsley. If what you said was true, what are you doing in Los Angeles for almost 40 years without visiting them? And why did you say you will die in Los Angeles 3 times instead of going back to Dominica?

            You need to stop lying and conceitedly exargerating, it is doing no good for you and you are not fooling anyone–certainly not me!

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          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            August 28, 2021

            Elizabeth; I doh know how you talking to people in your village everyday, when your phone doh can receive any incoming calls?

            And there is a message on there saying it doh even set up yet nuh: who think you fooling nuh girl?

            Not I boy cause if you want me to tell what kind of line you I can!

            Matter closed no more on the subject, except for someone who don’t know me; you sure have plenty to say about me.

            I said it many time before, but today is the end of friendship; you are fired for the last time!

            I can return to Dominica any day of the week you can’t oui!

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      August 25, 2021

      “But mandatory in this case, means the laws are intact and people should abide by them, for their own cause and safety.”

      Anyway, good to see that this time your thoughts has taken precedence over Roosevelt rotten politics; you have thought of our country rather/politics.

      Roosevelt Skerrit is making a very bad mistake by not making it mandatory for the population to get the vaccine. People are rising hell in America over not wanting to use face cover (masks) in some cities and states they have made it mandatory.

      Many large companies such as Airlines are making it mandatory to get vaccinated; their employees either get vaccinated, or loses their jobs!

      The United States Military has made it mandatory for the millions of service members to get vaccinated.

      Roosevelt sick problem is that he fears doing the right thing will cause him to loose votes.

      If this boy, and I mean he is a damn boy had any concern for out people he would make the vaccine mandatory!

  16. Be careful what u ask for
    August 24, 2021

    But wait nor….is this a threat? Bcarefull eh b4 we threaten u at the poles….leave it to us to deside if we want it or not…we are not children….because we who put you there and can remove you if we want at the poles….we can take d money and still vote u out :lol: :-|

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  17. L C Matthew
    August 24, 2021

    We have been exporting passports and people these past few years and our revenue stream has been just that. Why then are we bothered about export? It has not affected marvelous billion dollar budget. CoVID cannot be possibly stopping sales because the folks are not required to come to Dominica. By the way you are in no position to be instructing police to do anything. When parliament creates a legislation it can only become law after signed by President. Then the police have to familiarize themselves with the enforcement of the law and apply accordingly. Not from your direction. Are you just admitting you give police orders to act. Any direction coming from you is legally questionable and should be challenged. Skerritt you nothing but a fraud and need to be locked up i a special prison

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    • life4god
      August 25, 2021

      Why are we playing politics with people lives. What is wrong with Dominicans. Can we put all politics aside. Covid kills. I am tired of hearing about stupid passports. Can we step up and let the PM do his work even for now. Dominica is small the percentage of Covid is very high. Omg. Nothing changes it is just pure hatred. Let the man lead if he falls pick him up. The Bible said to pray for those in authority.

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      • L C Matthew
        August 25, 2021

        I am not the one playing politics with peoples lives. Promise of student scholarship for election campaign and not delivering is playing politics with peoples life. Promising homes and home ownership to get votes and after election saying it is actually state property is playing politics with peoples lives. Promising small business loans at aid bank only to have aid bank use money to stay afloat is playing politics with people lives. Boasting about state of art hospital while nurses running and filling coid with chinese and cubans is playing politics with people lives. When PM kee failing and falling ot means he is incapable and incompetent so you get rid of him and get in people who demonstrated some ability in thier private life. As peter st jean put it Dominica is ran by an As…. and is up to you if you want to continue being led by a self serving As…. Twenty years is way past the expiration date.

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  18. The EVil one
    August 24, 2021

    Skerrit’s strategy is to promote himself as the savior .So election time he blames his ministers for his failure and fires them.
    So he uses his ministers to force vaccination. Here is his health minister pushing Skerrits vaccination agenda for him: https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/covid-19/dominicas-health-minister-urges-private-sector-to-get-employees-tested-active-covid-19-cases-at-773/

    Here is another servant of him, Charles Savarin, pushing Skerrits agenda:
    https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/president-savarin-believes-vaccination-is-the-only-exit-from-covid-19-says-consideration-should-be-given-to-making-the-jab-mandatory/

    You remember this passage in 2 Cor 11:14-15?
    14 And no marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
    15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works

    We might never see Satan but we see his servants follow…

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  19. Bwa-Banday
    August 24, 2021

    “We do not have gold; we do not have oil…”
    Boy am I somehow happy we don’t have these valued commodities! If we did, you, Austrie, Judas, Rear Engine Minister, Cozier, Kent the and rabbit stroker and Karessher head and neck would be one. Allu would be round like a top :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: . Maduro and his gang would have nothing all u. Thank god we don’t have those commodities because the $4.5 alleged billions that’s missing would be more like $40000000000.00 USD.

    Having said my piece, man go and hide your face before I get more upset eh! You are not worthy to be listened to. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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  20. Ask Mel
    August 24, 2021

    What is the difference between not making the vaccine mandatory and at the same time putting pressure on you to take it? Look, Skerrit just wants to be seen as the good one while he is using others to do the dirty work for him.
    DNO just last week the health minister, who is a medical doctor said on DBS radio that in other to go to the financial center one must have a negative antigen test and at then went on to encourage supermarkets and business owners to demand that their employees have a negative antigen test. But here is the trick? How long is an antigen test valid for? No more than 5-7 days. So super market employees who are not vaccinated will be pressured to take the antigen test weekly or risk losing their jobs.
    They know very well that many people must beg at the financial center almost every week to pay their bill . So by demanding they take a test every week is simply pressuring them to take the vaccine. So Skerrit is a hypocrite that using others to force vaccination

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    • VereTere
      August 25, 2021

      I agree 110%. Skerrit is trying to use his head on all you again. Thanks God he isn’t all that super clever otherwise we would be sucking salt already. Beware of a wolf in sheep’s cloth!!

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  21. Ibo France
    August 24, 2021

    It is critically important that people wear their masks, thoroughly wash their hands and keep the stipulated distance. All three help to curtail the transmission of the virus.

    Mr. Skerrit, “…..then it is clear to me that, we do not as a people, understand how our bread is buttered.” Mr. Skerrit, there is no bread there to be buttered. The people outside your circle are dead broke.

    This man has confirmed what I’ve always thought of him. He lives in his well fortified palace, with wife and children, well insulated from the economic hardships that the common Dominican faces everyday. He cannot relate to these people’s pain, anxieties and hopelessness.

    Guyana recently announced giving checks, grants and paying their citizens’ utility bills. Unlike this overly dork and evil regime that has billions of CBI dollars stashed away and recalcitrantly refuses to give the suffering citizens any financial assistance.

    How can anyone with a conscience support this bestial creature.

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  22. judgement
    August 24, 2021

    Now skerrit talking! Before use to give him fire for nonsense today i giving skerrit 100% thumbs up. Good job PM don’t follow the other PM’s in their madness around the world to cause any riots of civil unrest in Dominica, you are smarter than that..

    But skerrit need to check with the health department and the testing sites because look they sending people home to park unsupervised with positive covid results. That’s madness, and the people are taking bus and mingling with others when left the testing site. Skerrit need to get one that asap because it just happen to my family member who tested positive. If they positive they not suppose to leave the test site but rather make them call someone to park up for them and bring it to them.

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  23. Cindy Weston
    August 24, 2021

    Prime minister. Do you not know that the CDC have informed us that it is a scientific fact that you can carry the virus and infect others if vacinated?? Stop trying to fool the people please. 😡

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    • lmckoy
      August 25, 2021

      To continue your statement, if you are vaccinated and contract the virus, you are less likely to become seriously ill, end up in hospital or end up dead. These are all good reasons to take the vaccine.

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      • Cindy Weston
        August 25, 2021

        The vacine does not prevent covid.
        Covid is not even isolated in a lab.
        So many doctors and scientist are warning against this injection. All you dont even know what they putting in all you.
        Bill Gates and others are only there to make money in vacinne. They dont care about your health. They dont care what happen to black people. If they could wipe us from this planet, they would, starting in Africa. These big pharmaceutical companies are only about MONEY.!!!

    • life4god
      August 25, 2021

      Why are we playing politics with people lives. What is wrong with Dominicans. Can we put all politics aside. Covid kills. I am tired of hearing about stupid passports. Can we step up and let the PM do his work even for now. Dominica is small the percentage of Covid is very high. Omg. Nothing changes it is just pure hatred. Let the man lead if he falls pick him up. The Bible said to pray for those in authority.

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      • %
        August 25, 2021

        @lifeforsatan
        Everything this liar called Skerrit does is political. Have you ever heard the liar, Skerrit, call upon his people to stop giving selected people food during the pandemic i yellow bags, since it is done in a discriminatory manner?. He will never do that!! So why a viciously evil person like liar Skerrit himself is not calling upon his people to stop playing politics with covid. Why you cannot find the liar, Skerrit, and say that to him.
        Your accomplished HYPOCRITE!!!

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      • VereTere
        August 26, 2021

        Who caused all the division in DA? Who caused all the hatred in DA? He made his bed now let him sleep in it. It’s this PM and his blind followers only that are responsible for the demise of our beautiful country. Only them! I mean this in every sense.

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    • godschild
      August 25, 2021

      Cindy you fail to give a full account about vac people which I am one of them. You did not tell the whole truth of CDC account. You may still get covid if you are Vac but the risk of being at a hospital with serious complications are rare. Hospitals in the US are 96%unvac people. Tell the people the significance of the Vac. Dominica is too small for all these cases

    • Jane Laurent
      August 25, 2021

      People are not carrying covid asymptomatically because they’ve had the vaccine! Who told you that??? They can still catch the virus, but having the vaccine prevents a person becoming seriously ill and possibly dying. No one gets the virus from being vaccinated for gods sake!!!

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  24. %
    August 24, 2021

    Everytime i read or hear someone like Skerrit dishonestly babble, it irks me to the core.Skerrit (for the 1000th time), you are a very BAD example, a disgrace and downright embarrassment to yourself and Dominica.This embarrassment is so pronounced that even when you have something of substance to garble, it gets lost in the wind.Why didn’t Valarie arrest you after leaving Venezuela and being at a funeral so soon? Isn’t it fair to say that your wife should be in a dark jail cell for hosting many events along the river side in Roseau?
    It’s only a simpleton and nobrainer like you that will open up a small country with more than 500 positive covid cases. Are you now realising your MISTAKE?? Was it to stop giving a stimulus or not wanting to go to psrliament? Is our EC$4000 000 000.00 lost?..Why cant part of it be used to help us while there is a total lockdown?
    Dominica has spawned so many bright and genuine people i’m wondering what has gone wrong???
    Man you are a total turn…

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  25. Roger Burnett
    August 24, 2021

    “We do not have gold; we do not have oil…”

    No, we don’t. But we have something far more precious: fertile land and fresh water.

    Dominica’s problem is an inability to recognize the value of our own resources.

    And that also applies to how we could have combated the pandemic. A small island with limited access could have been the safest place in the world at this point in time.

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    • %
      August 24, 2021

      “We do not have gold; we do not have oil..”
      But we have EC$ 4 000 000 000.00 somewhere, and it cannot be accounted for..!!!
      This could be used to cushion the effect of the pandemic.

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      • godschild
        August 25, 2021

        Why play politics with people’s lives. We are dealing with a pandemic that kills.

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        • %
          August 25, 2021

          @satanschild
          Stop you asinity, you corrupted and evil soul. How can you talk about covid, without talking about helping those who have lost their only form of income.How do those people eat and drink? What about their children? Do you care at all??.Do you have a concience, or it has fled to the devil?
          Your satanic soul..!!

        • Rubber Tree
          August 26, 2021

          Yeah right! All you always want to play politics when it suits you. As soon as there is Skerrits incompetence revealed all you don’t want to play again. You are a bunch of immature corrupt little people.

    • Waiting For Airport
      August 25, 2021

      This ‘inability to recognise’ does not exist, they (the powers that be, local and international) recognise fully well the value of our resources. They make sure we don’t monetise that value because the day we do… ‘cool out’ will become obsolete and uncle will lose the foundation of his power… international aid will become obsolete and the powerful outsiders will no longer be able to manipulate us as they do now. All over the world we see the same thing, black nations full of resources exist in poverty while outsiders monetise and profit from those Same resources. It is no coincidence! Black leaders by default are committed to selling out their populations.

      It’s us that need to wake up to this reality and put a stop to it because fixing it will never be in ‘their’ best interests.

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      • Roger Burnett
        August 25, 2021

        You are quite right!

        The self-sufficiency, in all its varied forms, that Dominican’s could aspire to, relates to independence. And an independent person is beholden to no one.

        In terms of a potential windfall from natural resources, I am bewildered as to why Dominica so readily gave up its rights to Bird Island.

  26. Never lie
    August 24, 2021

    Tell him i say…vaccination is not a cure…vicinated people are helping the spread…so…i hope our leader is listening…i hope he would listen to the people of dominica…sent us to take our bush tea and vitamins instead of taking this clot vaccine… i know a lot is being covered up…say the truth…

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    • Waiting For Airport
      August 25, 2021

      He knows everything you saying… but the money they paying him worth more than a ‘poor malaway’ life so he have to keep trying to convince so he can keep his paycheck coming. He not blind, all them people that dying, he seeing them just like us… all the side effects worldwide, he seeing it just like us… the difference is, we not seeing all the money the WHO, CDC, the Eugenics obsessed people like Bill Gates etc paying him and all the other leaders.

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    • Cindy Weston
      August 25, 2021

      You are 100% right.

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