Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has promised that much attention will be placed on the health and education sectors in 2011.
Speaking at the Red Day event at Macoucherie Beach on Sunday, Skerrit said that the state-of-the-art hospital which will be constructed next year will alleviate much of the problems facing the sector.
“Going into 2011 is a very exciting year for us and one of my gravest concerns is the area of health care ladies and gentlemen. Too many of our people have to go to Antigua and elsewhere…. Martinique and Guadeloupe to get basic medical attention. I give you an assurance here tonight that as long as God give us health and strength these things will stop when we build the state-of-the-art modern hospital to be financed by the government of China,” he said.
“We have to continue to work to improve the facilities and the services we have to ensure that we can stay right here in Dominica and get the best medical care,” he stated.
He also said that education will also be a focus for his administration in the coming year.
“We gave our commitment to our young people in Dominica that we will continue to fetch opportunities for them at university level…the hundreds of Dominica young people who are today at various universities across the world all because of the commitment and the compassion and the love o0f the Dominica Labour Party,” he said.
“In 2011 you will see the commencement of the construction of the state college for our young Dominicans to attend and to sit into a modern facility. Gone are the days when college education was for a few in Dominica. Dominica Labour Party has opened up opportunities for our young people,” he added.