Death of Ken Richards a great loss to journalism in Dominica says PM Skerrit

The late Ken Richards

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has described the death of renowned journalist, Ken Richards, as a great loss to journalism in Dominica.

He spoke at a press conference on Thursday morning. Richards passed away on May 21, 2023, at the Dominica China Friendship Hospital after a period of illness. He was 67.

Skerrit described him as a “highly regarded” regional journalist who had a no-nonsense approach to his craft.
“Mr. Richards was a highly regarded regional journalist who reached the pinnacle of his success with the BBC Caribbean show,” he stated. “Many of us will be familiar with his firm, no-nonsense approach to journalism and broadcasting and I think his passing is a great loss to journalism in Dominica and the entire region. I sympathize with his family and I wish him a peaceful rest.”

The prime minister also extended sympathies to the media fraternity in Dominica.
“I take this opportunity to extend condolences to members of the media fraternity on the passing of your esteemed colleague Ken Richards,” Skerrit stated.

Richards was widely known in practically all forms of media including radio, print, and television.

In a career that spanned decades, he worked for the Government Information Service here in Dominica, at the Dominica Broadcasting Station, Radio Antilles, Voice of the Island Radio, Observer in Antigua, WINN FM Radio St. Kitts, Marpin Telecoms & Broadcasting, Dominica News Online (DNO), and the BBC Caribbean Service in London.
He will be laid to rest in his community of Pointe Michel on June 12, 2023, following a funeral mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette Catholic Church.

The mass is expected to begin at 3:00 p.m.

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11 Comments

  1. Aa
    June 2, 2023

    So long the man died now you making statement. Were.you skerrit too busy talk before, or you politicise it.
    Good luck
    .

    • To Aa
      June 14, 2023

      Stupes is all you can do?

      Politicize everything and then you attack the PM and say he Policitize.

      Time for you all to forgive and remove that hateful heart that will hurt you all.

      Everything is “Skerrit”

      Zor kay fait cour zor malade wee.

  2. Truth Be Told
    June 2, 2023

    You can say that while he is dead but while he was alive you would not allow him to work in your corrupt Dominica because he would expose your ignorance and stupidity, and he would not work under your athoritarian control of the Dominica press.
    DBS is now a mess controlled by Labour Party, it is no longer a national broadcaster but a Labour party mouth organ. A set of semi-literate to near illiterate managing and running DBS nowadays!
    Gone are its golden years of Shermain Green, Alivin Knight, Felix Henderson, Ken Richards, Tim Durand, Denise Joseph, Ted Daily, Johnson Jno. Rose, David Bruney, Steinberg Henry and other distinguished colleagues.
    PM Skerrit you everything you touched in Dominica you turned it to animal manure!

    • Hello Truth Be Told
      June 14, 2023

      Stupes again!

      Is this all you people can do?

      Hatred will kill you all and prevent you from being healthy.

      Forget the PM for once and comment on the matter at hand.

      So why can he not comment? Ken was an illustrious son of the soil. He is the PM.
      Please respect the position even if you do not like someone. Respect is what we lack and please God wants us to love each other. It is the enemy of our soul that uses us to be hateful to others.

      Zor kay bon la and most time sickness is due to being hateful.

  3. Lin clown
    June 2, 2023

    Which Lennox? Surely not the Jacka who use to play Larry King and feed the people with fake news propaganda and lies.A journalist who doesn’t know the difference between MAY have and MUST have,is a journalist only in the eyes of fools.

  4. MEME
    June 2, 2023

    Well said Skerrit, because every time you CHUCKLE and VOMIT your ysual blatant and egregious LIES as you are doing at you MESS CONFERENCES with those kindergarten journalists, Ken Richards additional questions would make you “Day PARLAY”, whether you would want too or not!!
    WICKED SOUL!!!
    The clown giggles and lies at all important events, and expects his audience to do the same. Sadly other than Lennox Linton we have NO journalist on island!!!

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  5. Ibo France
    June 2, 2023

    Ken Richards was a courageous, articulate, forthright journalist. From his reports it was unmistakable that he sincerely love and respect his profession. He endeavoured to be impartial and brought different angles to an issue to ensure impartiality.

    Journalism, in Dominica, is in critical condition. In fact, it is on life support. If the local journalist fraternity truly wants to honour the work and life of Ken Richards, they would put in the necessary effort required to raise the low standard of journalism that presently exists .

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    • June 6, 2023

      What kind of work do you do? You criticize everything yet you cannot do any better. You just want your blue monkeys hear you talk refuse and give you the thumbs up. Sadly, they don’t give you the thumbs up at election time. What a waste of time. You have Fontaine up in Sudan and dem folks are fighting and protesting the unbearable life in Sudan. Lots of poverty and malnutrition and joblessness in Sudan. What the hell the Economist is doing in Sudan? I guess he just wants people to know that he visited his mother-land.

      • Stupes ds
        June 14, 2023

        Stupes again ds.

        See my comments. Year in and Year out is the same strokes with you guys

        Grow up and forget the PM for once. Concentrate on becoming a better person.

  6. Chichi Jr
    June 2, 2023

    Every damn thing Satan says is LIE. The hypocrite has a lying nature and he just can’t open his mouth to speak the truth.

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    • Yes Sah
      June 14, 2023

      You call someone satan?

      Who is satan? Our common enemy. Would u like someone to disrespect you or call you satan?

      Ahwa non. God have mercy on us. Some of us are so disrespectful. When we disrespect others, we are disrespecting the Creator who created us and does not want any one of us to perish.

      Ahwa non, we really need to repent – all of us for the hurtful things we do, think and say. Being used by the “Evil Oe” to hurt others.

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