The Dominica Labour Party (DLP) candidate for Roseau Central, Melissa Poponne-Skerrit, says circumstances is no longer a reason why Dominicans should migrate.
According to Poponne-Skerrit, if Dominicans are going to live abroad, let it be by choice as the DLP is building a new country which will cater to the needs of both its youth and aging population
She was addressing a public meeting in Guadeloupe over the weekend.
She said Dominica will be a place people can comfortably return and retire after their toil overseas.
“The world-class hotels that are going up will provide employment opportunities at all levels of operation for young and not so young Dominicans. The new hospital will again provide choice for those wishing to return home in the evening of their days,” she said.
Meantime, the Roseau MP hopeful is promising that a reelected DLP government will work with existing ferry operators to see how they can expand and improve transportation between Guadeloupe, Martinique and Dominica.
She also stated that DLP will give new life to Roseau with the aim of creating a bustling city that no longer sleeps at sunset.
The United Workers Party (UWP), according to her, has not yet set forth a plan to sustain what is happening now, far less to improve upon what the DLP is accomplishing.