CARICOM Secretary-General congratulates Dominica’s prime minister on re-election

Prime minister Skerrit

CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Dominica’s Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit and his Dominica Labour Party (DLP) on being re-elected to office in the country’s recent general elections.

Prime Minister Skerrit’s DLP won 18 of the 21 seats at stake to give the party an historic fifth consecutive term in office.

Please see the full text of the Secretary-General’s congratulatory letter:

“I offer my sincere congratulations to you and the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) on your convincing victory in the general elections of 6 December.

The margin of your historic success signifies the faith and confidence that the people of Dominica have in your leadership, that has been demonstrated over the last 15 years.  Their choice is also an indication that they have embraced the ideas you have put forward for their future.

As your party embarks on an unprecedented fifth consecutive term of office, I can assure you of my support and that of the staff of the Secretariat in your efforts to ensure the country’s sustainable growth and development, and in its drive towards being a climate-resilient country.

I look forward to welcoming you once again as a member of the Conference of Heads of Government, as you continue your service to Dominica and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).”

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23 Comments

  1. Ibo France
    December 16, 2019

    CARICOM has become a useless organization. Here is one of their leaders caught in a global network of corruption, won an election by corrupt practices and yet the General-Secretary of CARICOM congratulates this unprincipled, corruptible scandal monger.

  2. December 16, 2019

    Talk to the people on the streets and roads and ask them who did they vote for and they will tell you. That way you can tell whether the elections were stolen as you say or they were free and fair.. You all are bitter and jealous of Skerrit. Get a life and find something productive to do instead of blocking roads and causing mayhem. Lennox is not Prime Minister material, bottom line.

  3. viewsexpressed
    December 16, 2019

    “CARICOM Secretary-General congratulates Dominica’s prime minister on re-election”.
    CARICOM you better CARIGO, as we are upset, not satisfied with the obvious bribery results of our elections. Private Planes came in with hundreds from overseas. Who paid for all these travel fares and cash for these Dominicans appears to have been distributed to those coming, we understand in hundreds. That was an action of obvious open forgery and theft at the highest level of this highlycorru0ted Labour government. We need to know who created this forgery and deception. It is sad to have deceptions and thieves running our government and with access to our states funds that we tax payers pay into Dominica. It is a shame to see the state of our Dominica and the blatant incompetence and poorly managed of our Domininca by this failed incompetent Labour Government with a failed leader at the head. Skerrit is a big joke and a big failure to our island and to we the people of Dominica. Skerrit must Go.

  4. December 16, 2019

    On behalf of fellow laborites, I say thanks to you, Sir

    “The margin of your historic success signifies the faith and confidence that the people of Dominica have in your leadership, that has been demonstrated over the last 15 years”

    You are quite right, Sir; for unless we were able to put our faith and confidence in the service of our Primes Minister we would not be able to choose him for 4 terms in a row. But most importantly, our faith and confidence in him is guided by the Almighty God, whom both him and us, serve

    And where there is a people who rely on the guidance of God, who has the Primary control in His hands, this people cannot fail, for there is nothing impossible for God to do; hence He cannot fail

    And we, Dominicans, are thankful for that attitude in our Prime Minister. He knows that he is God’s Servant, on our behalf, to do God’s work for our satisfaction and His glory. What a beautiful bond in Love, praise the Lord, our God.

  5. Mike
    December 15, 2019

    Are these people for real, these heads of government that call themselves CARICOM. Aren’t you be ashamed of yourself for being so damn hypocrite, of all the crimes this Dominica Labour Party has and is continued to commit against my people, and you congralating them because Skerrit and his hungry followers have stole yet another election, and to you that’s ok?
    Wow wow wow, I am beginning to be ashamed of being a Dominican yet alone a Caribbean man.
    When will the will of the peoples be heard and met? You greedy…….. but don’t you worry, the end of mans rule of this earth is upon us, and thank God, enough is enough.

  6. Not my Prime Minister
    December 15, 2019

    Labourites. Stop asking me for money. All you start already? Two weeks haven’t past yet nuh. If you voted for Skerrit, go and ask him for money. He’s all you saviour.

  7. Putting My Best Foot Forward
    December 15, 2019

    I am truly thankful that the leader of this nation called Dominica is a YAH fearing man who continues to look to Hills and The Most High for help and guidance.

    Let us be reminded that every man/woman is imperfect with various degrees of blemishes and flaws for “There is non righteous, not even one”.

    We are called to hold each other accountable in righteousness and not to our own standards. The Prime Minister is no exception; however, the amount of undue and vile aspersion and criticism which was levied at him during the recent election season was regrettable and shameful to say the least.

    The level of rancor was so high that it threatened to tarnish his very reputation both domestically and internationally.

    I am certain that having prevailed by such a wide margin and mandate, Mr. Skerrit would be right in believing that YAH is on his side and will carry him and our nation through all trials and tribulations.

    • Toto
      December 16, 2019

      Dont make me puke you selfrighteous so and so. Anything that reflects bad on Skerrit is his own doing, worse still it also reflect bad on all Dominicans. Because of his outrageous behaviour we all tarred with the same brush and I can never forgive him for that. The name of our country in the gutter all because of one man. And you Sir are despicble yourself for trying to spin this.

  8. Efficacious
    December 15, 2019

    Congrats and well done in your victory. In all the Caribbean Leaders ,you are the most handsome but, you need to improve on your standard. Stop overriding the decisions made by the managers of their constituencies. Give them a chance to manage, because this create dad feelings towards the people. YOU are pm behave like a PM and not a HUSBAND OR Dad to the people. Give them a chance to bring up their family with manners and respect for themselves and others.

    • Me
      December 16, 2019

      Beware of eels with forked tongues.

  9. Comfused
    December 15, 2019

    What spineless , balls less, unprincipled human beings. The joint Caricom election observers recommendatiins together with that of the OAS and Commonwealth were rudely and arrogantly rejected by skerrit although he was the one who invited them in to advis on a solution. .andv Although two prior elections cycles they all made the same recommendations yet those guys in jacket and tie instead of pulling up skerrit for disregarding their recommendations , they play for favor and in a disgraceful way throwing their experts /technocrats under the bus by publicly congratulating him knowing of their own reports. What that in fact tells us and the rest of the world is that these observers are just for show and should not be taken seriously. What a shame!

  10. Dislike corruption
    December 14, 2019

    @CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador, your decision to congratulate a man who clearly stole the election highlights exactly what is wrong with that dysfunctional organization you lead called Caricom and by extension the Caribbean.

    • Me
      December 16, 2019

      No wonder they are setting up a subsidiary in Kenya.

  11. Bob Marley $ Whalers and
    December 14, 2019

    I have read so many congratulatory messages from CARICOM mebers and personal friends from CARICOM that if I didn’t know better I would swear CARCOM is an organization owned by Roosevelt Skerrit. I mean he was congratulated by just about all of his personal friends and at times cartoon characters
    like Gaston Brown, Ralph Gonzales etc but strangely throughout the election season especially from November 19, I did NOT hear from one of his key, key buddy by the name of DENZIL DOUGLAS, the former Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis. Is Dezel Douglas ok Skerrit? DNO can you find out for us if Mr. DENZIL DOUGLAS is ok? I am very concerned about the brother because it is unusual for him to be so quiet during our election campaign

  12. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    December 14, 2019

    Re-Rigged election.

  13. dissident
    December 14, 2019

    As for you
    It appears that CARICOM did not contribute to the joint report for electoral reform.
    Now de moo moo talking.
    You and your big fat cheque. Birds of a feather flock together.
    It is my opinion that you sold away our democratic right to electoral reform.
    You guys remind me of the nasty greedy African leaders.
    Neo colonial sell outs!

    You don’t represent de 73% of Dominicans who wants electoral reform. .. you on de side of the Massa.
    I didn’t expect much.

  14. Ibo France
    December 14, 2019

    Democracy in the Caribbean is going through a painful death. Corrupt leaders, after stealing elections are congratulated by once considered to be august and very fevered organizations. Unbelievable! Skerrit should be roundly and vehemently condemned firstly for his widespread corruption as exposed on Al Jazeera. Secondly, for stealing in plain sight another local election by importing many illegal voters, and padding constituencies. It’s unsurprising that Dominica is a living hell hole country. The present incumbent political party wins elections by questionable means but the country doesn’t succeed as Skerrit and his feeble minded crooks cannot manage not even a fowl farm.

  15. Garvey
    December 14, 2019

    Congratulations we in the Caribbean are very corrupt and very proud of it. The new business of corruption is open to the worlds criminals you all are welcome just keep it under wraps and we got you covered. All crewks are welcome, apply within

  16. Pipo
    December 14, 2019

    What else would you expect, Laroque is a fellow Dominican indebted to Skerrit. You expect him to criticize Skerrit for not accounting for all the passport money and taking bribes from Monfared and them. Same thing for the Baroness that heading the Commonwealth. She owes her appointment to Skerrit. You see that man can buy anybody.

  17. MY
    December 14, 2019

    Lennox are you going to remain bitter for the next 186***** thousand days or are you going to stride for honors son of the soil. As a strong leader from Scott’s Head I am saying I want normalcy with my brethren. Defeat is a hard 💊 💊 pill to swallow, but remember arrogance, hatred and resentment have deadly consequences. I cannot continue aiding and abetting you. As strong UWP leaders you will loose our support.

    • Toto
      December 16, 2019

      Bull…. man. To get beaten in a fair fight is one thing bro. To get cheated by a conman is another and I hope for the sake of our country that obnoxious Skerrit get his come uppance soon. I can live with being poor but this is intolerabele.

    • TeteMorne I From
      December 17, 2019

      Oh MY! You Laborites are like sheep, following a shepherd who is headed straight to a precipice. How is Lenox bitter? Roosevelt did not win fair and square and you know. So Dominicans are to just “take it” and go with the flow? Should no one contest that ‘victory? ” The reason why you laborites are OK with Roosevelt is because you have been bought for a real cheap price. You are like caged animals when given freedom, stay still. De door is open, run outside! No! You all are used to being emotionally abused, you’re needy, and too dependent on hand outs from labor.

      Why don’t you all refer Roosevelt to a speech therapist? Can’t you see the man can hardly talk? One would swear he is sucking on some GLOO GLOO with all of that foolish stuttering. BTW, I have openings. :wink:

      • out of south city
        December 17, 2019

        I concur. What has happened to the militant people Dominicans once were? I guess that since Skerrit came into power, that has been thrown out of the window. He runs things and he has his troops, who are the people, who dance to his tune. He has taken over the rights of the people and they follow him like sheep to the slaughter. What a sorry peopel!!! Malgra Sa !!!!!!!
        My people, please liberate yourselves from mental slavery and now, physical slavery. You can’t even think for yourselves anymore and your democratic rights have been taken away from you. If you can’t voice your opinion in public, then you have no democracy.

        UNAPOLOGETIC

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