Work on Marigot Hospital to begin this year says PM Skerrit

The mold-infested building which previously housed the Marigot Hospital

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said that construction of the new Marigot Hospital is expected to begin this year and funds from the Citizenship by Investment Program (CBI) will be used for the project.

“And so what we have done as a government, is to explore an alternative means of using our own resources to construct the Marigot Hospital and that’s what we’ve done,” the prime minister stated. “I want to say to the country that we now have in hand, completed set of designs, drawings for the Marigot Hospital and we will commence the construction of the Marigot Hospital this year.”

The government of Mexico has committed five million US dollars for the facility but the funds have not been made available.

“Utilising the Citizenship By Investment Program to help finance the hospital, our hope is that we could utilize the five million US dollars from the Mexican government once they agree because they have to agree to help equip the hospital and so there will be no question about this government’s commitment to the hospital,” he explained.

The Prime Minister said the Marigot Hospital project is a critical for the Marigot Health District and the government understands its importance.

“Mr. Linton has been trying to use this as a scapegoat as a means of trying to create unnecessary anarchy and disruptions in the village of Marigot, but the Marigot Hospital is the project that is critical for the whole Marigot Health District and we understand the importance of it and so that hospital will be constructed and CBI funded. I am hoping that this year we will see commencement of the hospital,” he stated.

Funds have been allocated for the project in the 2019-2020 budget which will be presented in Parliament this morning.

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35 Comments

  1. RandyX
    August 5, 2019

    Skerrit, I suggest you keep your rotten money. We have been kept waiting so long now and we are prepared to wait a few more month until the new government will build our new hospital. So, once again stay away from Marigot. We don’t need and we don’t want your rotten money!

  2. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    August 1, 2019

    Isn’t this what yours truly your illustrious Prime Minister said last year and the year before that and the year before that and the year before that? The con man is at it again, election must be just around the corner. Hope the citizens of Dominica have gotten on to him by now and all his B/S and will not be fooled again at the next election. Yours truly is a master con man and bamboozle professional.

  3. Braindamage
    August 1, 2019

    Well, Skerrit can make that “Marigot Hospital”, see good misery. :(

  4. 72nationsallbowtoHIM
    July 31, 2019

    Heard that before. Last year. and the year before. Same for marijuana, same for airport. Heard those promises before.

  5. Rebecca V. Musgrave
    July 31, 2019

    I have asked Jehovah God for term limits so all His Sons and Daughters can rule and reign In His Name.
    In Jesus Name I pray
    The Name That Is Above All names

  6. Tek out de teif an dem
    July 31, 2019

    Skerrit you are so full of crap. Earlier this year you promised the people of Wesley an International Airport. Wesley people, all you remember that? Then Donald Peters told his students we don’t need an International Airport. The result: No airport in your budget. 😒
    Lately, Juda.s said we don’t need electoral reform. I am willing to bet $400, half of my salary, that soon, Electoral Commission will make a similar statement. Wait eh…

  7. MR Hector Marie
    July 31, 2019

    Administration on second thought please discard my comment as the wrong name was picked by misrake

    ADMIN: The comment was removed. You can always resubmit your comment with the correction.

  8. KaliNeg
    July 31, 2019

    :?: He “Will” he’s”Hoping”. Two different statements as it regards building the Marigot Hospital :?: In the real world of civilization, one does not just come up with an announcement of such a project vaguely! When any such project is to be constructed, the people usually have an idea of what it’s going to be and look like. A billboard is usually planted on the site for the construction with a feature of the hospital in picture. All this one-man corrupt rogue regime has done is rule with a tongue of lies!!!

  9. TJ
    July 31, 2019

    A change is coming, The P.M. Skerrit era is on the fast exit lane.DA will be respected again. To hold a medical facility hostage because of politics is fundamentally stupid. Marigot and the greater Dominica deserves better.

  10. RandyX
    July 31, 2019

    More lies and empty promises from the most corrupt PM in the Caribbean region!

  11. little yout
    July 30, 2019

    AGAIN? that sounds like no credit today, come tomorrow. Lennox will build our hospital for us papa.

  12. Ask Mel
    July 30, 2019

    You hear lies, look lies! So Skerrit during your 15 year reign I heard you government minister who is your friend and attorney at law Ian, describe you as one that cannot be trusted and one that is good at FOOLING him not once or twice but many times.
    Then read some whatsapp from GuGGi, who knows you very well and GuGGi said you tricking her and dishonest.
    Then I heard a student lawyer describing you as dishonest to the point that all she could do was just fall on the hotel bed in NY and let you do your service as a dishonest doctor.
    So how you expect the rest of us to trust you after 15 years of lies, hopelessness and poverty?

  13. Papers and Pins
    July 30, 2019

    In other words Skerrit, you can give paper and pin;
    You can promise us rocking chair
    You can promise bouncing ball that can bounce us from the kitchen to the hall
    You can promise international airport
    You can promise money till death
    You could promise manna from heaven and you could even promise to build us mansions paved with GOLD. We Will take all you give but like the old song “No more love for you again ” No more trusting you and therefore we will NOT marry marry marry you!!!
    You’ve been unfaithful to us for 15 years and we found a faithful new lover, one we can trust and we are waiting on the bell to Marry Lennox Linton just like that

  14. Papers and Pins
    July 30, 2019

    Igive to you Paper and pin that’s the way that love begins If you will marry marry marry marry if you will marry me

    Well I don’t want your paper and pins if that’s how you say that love begins Well I won’t marry marry marry marry I won’t marry you

    I’ll give to you a silver ball to bounce from the kitchen into the hall
    If you will marry marry marry marry if you will marry me Well I don’t want your silver ball to bounce in from the kitchen into the hall
    And I won’t marry marry marry marry I won’t marry you I’ll give to you a rocking chair to sit in the garden and take the share If you will marry marry marry marry if you will marry me

    Well I don’t want your rocking chair sit in the garden and take the share
    And I won’t marry marry marry marry I won’t ,marry you

    I’ll give to you a silver spoon to feed the baby in the afternoon
    If you will marry marry marry marry if you will marry me

    Well I don’t want your silver spoon to feed the baby in the…

  15. Ibo france
    July 30, 2019

    Any leader, Skerrit or Linton, that allows a hospital that serves thousands of its citizens to fall in such disrepair that it has to be abandoned, should be frowned upon and summarily dismissed. This is a combination of incompetence and inhumanity. It’s not only the Marigot Hospital but many health centers were similarly wounded. They met the same fate. Unbelievable! Only in Dominica.

    • Joseph John
      July 31, 2019

      The officials responsible for inspecting public buildings should be held accountable. A hospital had to be closed down and no one was fired.
      But on the other side of the coin is the fact that Marigot is getting an upscale hospital. The hospital will also serve as a first response avenue re the new airport. So things will work out for the better.

      • Ibo france
        July 31, 2019

        Why do you keep on defending the indefensible. So what should the sick, wounded and dying do in the interim? A hospital of the magnitude to serve Margot and the nearby communities will take at least years to build. The inhabitants get shabby and deplorable service from their government when people like you make excuses for the inexcusable. You do all the people a colossal disservice. Your loyalty is displaced. It should be for the citizens of the country not a political party.

  16. jungle
    July 30, 2019

    Why does DNO even bother to report what this PM says anymore? A barking dog has more to say.

  17. Free
    July 30, 2019

    He saying it will be built then he says he hoping… this man is lieing!!! Kick this man out! What all you waiting for?

  18. dissident
    July 30, 2019

    That one doh sink yet…..i need a few months for that to sink in.
    how about with CBI funds and MMC??..i trying to make some sense out of that

  19. dissident
    July 30, 2019

    skerrit is accusing Linton of creating anarchy in Marigot?

    de health minister earlier said dat de money from mexico was trapped somewhere and so as de bell tolls skerrit has backtracked….this time to bow down and accept Mr. Linton”s advice of funding the construction of the Marigot Hospital

    through the advice of disgruntled/disgraced/discarded minister of health

  20. PENNY
    July 30, 2019

    Well well, I give up. All those cool out money double doctor have giving all over the country, By now we would have one of the best hospitals in marigot. When am coming to Dominica i always make sure I travel with all my meds and extra money just incase I get sick and have to fly out. PM i don’t hate you and I always pray for you but please please fix that broken medical system in DA. Have a heart. Stop playing politics. People lives are at risk with no hospital at that end of Dominica.

  21. Zandoli
    July 30, 2019

    The hospital is so critical to the well-being of the area. Is that the reason it has taken that long to be rebuilt?

  22. Grayson Richardson
    July 30, 2019

    “…and we will commence the construction of the Marigot Hospital this year.”
    “I am hoping that this year we will see commencement of the hospital,”
    Two statements opposite by the PM in the same story he selling to Marigot people. So when confronted, he will say that he was ‘hoping’.
    One is that we WILL and the other he is HOPING!

    • Joseph John
      July 31, 2019

      Will and hope is the same . I will attend your birthday bash and I hope to attend does not mean it is a lie. But as they say beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. A rose by any other name is still a flower. You can think with your mind open and be positive or closed and be negative and remain inside the box and never see beyond the horizon. Time to think outside the negative box with opened mind and eyes.

      • RandyX
        August 2, 2019

        Really? Is that the best you can up with? Your master is a liar and you are his faithful servant. You are a sad little individual that is totally corrupted. Get out of here!

  23. 🍌 pie in the sky
    July 30, 2019

    “I want to say to the country that we now have in hand, completed set of designs, drawings for the Marigot Hospital and we will commence the construction of the Marigot Hospital this year.” (PM)
    😒
    Now, where have I heard something similar to this before? Oh, right, when you promised us the international airport ✈. I though you said no more pies in the sky? :roll: This one is a lie in the sky?

  24. Joseph John
    July 30, 2019

    So the Marigot Hospital is in the budget. Thank you DNO for this complete report. That was very professional.
    I am waiting for an update from you on the most important infrastructural project, The Roosevelt Skerrit International Airport (RSIA), the state of the art modern jet airport that can accommodate 300 passengers (747). I can imagine the impact on the Northwest part of Dominica including Woodford Hill, Marigot and Wesley. I wonder if the Melville Hall Estate could be turned into a resort area when the present airport is made redundant.

  25. Truth Be Told
    July 30, 2019

    Shameful, what you Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Labour Party brought the state of Dominica’s Health sector to. During Dame Mary Eugenia Charles and Freedom Party, almost every village had a working Health Centre and hospitals in Roseau, Portsmouth, Marigot, La Plain! What have you done for the Health sector in Dominica? Oh yes, the never ending renovation of the old Princess Margaret hospital to pass as a new hospital. Those fools who cannot afford to see a Doctor or fly overseas for medical treatment still voting for you while their friends and family die in that hospital! A people get the Government that they deserve!

    • Joseph John
      July 31, 2019

      “Those fools,” wow. Well those fools can see the new hospital under construction. Those fools are seeing a development policy that is embracing all aspects of Dominican lives regardless of party colours. Those fools can see a postmodern world view in the clustering/bundling of all the positive elements of a new climate resilience economy in an environment for country and people as a unit. Those fools share the vision of a better Dominica for all Dominicans. Those negative gang bangers of unreasonable wicked people (uwp) CANT STOP THIS. IT IS JUST TOO LIGIT TO CEASE. If you opened your blue painted eye lids you will join “those fools” for progress.

      • Truth Be Told
        August 2, 2019

        “Those fools who cannot afford to see a Doctor or fly overseas for medical treatment still voting for you while their friends and family die in that hospital!”
        It seems like when you Labourites study in China, Venezuela, Cuba, Mexico and such places English becomes much more difficult to read, understand and comprehend! I know that some of the fools like you who sacrifice your country for a political party are happy and well paid! But I am speaking to “Those fools who cannot afford to see a Doctor or fly overseas for medical treatment still voting for you while their friends and family die in that hospital!” Yet they keep voting for it like turkeys voting for Christmas! Do you understand now, fool?

  26. Nacinimod
    July 30, 2019

    Now, lets start counting the days until the start of that mythical hospital with July 30, 2019 as:
    …Day 1

  27. realist
    July 30, 2019

    alas alas alas, weh pap bondi’e, i wonder if these guys does really sleep at nights?.

    • Neville
      July 31, 2019

      Oh they do sleep very well after several bottles of the most expensive Champagne, while others have not even water to drink because of lacking investment in DOWASCO.

  28. jamie
    July 30, 2019

    More and more lies Skerrit,for the past 2 years you have been saying the same slang,your a liar.

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