PM Skerrit

PM Skerrit

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has taken a swipe at his political opponents and critics including new United Workers Party candidate for Roseau Central, Joseph Isaac.

Speaking at the commissioning of a filling station in Scotts Head on Tuesday evening, Skerrit questioned those who criticize his social programs.

“How could you criticize us for helping a poor person with a home, how could you criticize us helping a child get to school through the provision of a school bus, how could you criticize that?” he queried.

In an apparent swipe at Isaac, although he did not mention his name, Skerrit stated, “And I am hearing all of them with interest in politics these days, enunciating all kinds of things but I am saying to them, especially those in the Roseau Central Constituency, that monies you owe anybody go and pay it first and then make yourself available to the people of Dominica.”

When contacted on the matter, Isaac said he will respond to the prime minister’s remarks “at the appropriate time.”

Earlier in the month reports from the United Workers Party (UWP) indicated that Issac will be replacing current Parliamentary representative, Norris Prevost.

In an interview with Dominica News Online Issac indicated that he had the full support of the executive of the party and the supporters of the UWP in the Roseau constituency.

Isaac also emerged as a nominee for the position of UWP ‘s deputy political leader at the party’s nominations council meeting last week.