PM Skerrit assigned multiple portfolios in new DLP cabinet

PM Skerrit takes of oaths of office, allegiance and secrecy for his various ministerial positions

Prime Minister Skerrit has taken six different portfolios in the new  Dominica Labour Party (DLP) cabinet which will be installed later today.

A release from the Government Information Service (GIS) states that in accordance with Section 59 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Prime Minister the Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit has been appointed to the office of Minister for Finance, Economic Affairs, Investment, Planning, Resilience, Sustainable Development, Telecommunications and Broadcasting.

The Prime Minister took the oath of office, oath of allegiance and oath of secrecy at a short ceremony at the Office of the President on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

The swearing-in ceremony for other members of Cabinet will take place on Tuesday afternoon, December 17, 2019 from 5:00 o’clock at the Windsor Park Stadium.

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39 Comments

  1. foreign observer
    December 18, 2019

    Hope he’s not taking a separate salary for each portfolio!

  2. pureblackmagic
    December 18, 2019

    The Dominican suffering was created by the DLP and will continue as long as the DLP is office, that’s the only thing they offer.

  3. RastarMarn
    December 18, 2019

    Marn is Curious, which of the other PM’s in this Caribbean Market place that Holding Minister of Finance???

    Not even the Jamaican Prime Minister who’s economy if emerging, holds this office of Finance,,,

    BossMan this just says one thing only, “there will be no checks and Balances”,,,

    But Linton worn allyou, is the same Pardner that say he not going to have no Election reform before the election and look now allyou not seeing the light???

    Mista not going to have no reform but doh worry when dem Police get too much he will see,,,

  4. Kalinago Justice
    December 17, 2019

    I’ve said it before and will write it on here again! That one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake will soon regret the day he was conceived and even go mad!!!

  5. Look marjee
    December 17, 2019

    Six for Skerro and zero for Melissa :lol: Eh Melissa, no ministry for you doh. Beh. :-P
    A 🃏 is the speaker?
    Borjai. Look comedy in Dominica parliament!

  6. PM or MP
    December 17, 2019

    DNO I don’t like that PM Skerrit thingy because people understand PM to mean different things. In our Creole palace some understand PM to mean Prime matterre. In the case of the Aljazeera video the former PM OJ could flip it over to Mp to mean Master Plan while some understand PM to mean Prime murderer. So next time in ur headline just tell us what PM means ok

  7. Didymus
    December 17, 2019

    Dominicans,should read the book 48 laws of power and they will understand where Skerrit plans to take them, especially those Labourites voting for personal gains. Skerrit paid for you all soul, yes you sold it to him. but its never to late. Jesus can get it back from the devil, its going to be hard because you must turn away from the handouts for this to work.

  8. Climate Change
    December 17, 2019

    Here is the first joke before I place my comment : Hon. Demon gives Hon. Satan his oath using the bible lol . Hon Satan vows to do what Hon Demon wants him to do, so all you expect anything good?
    Now to the real vibes.
    1. So because Aljazeera caught and exposed
    the alleged $200k that was delivered to a petrol station account PM felt it was because of poor communication so he tookTelecommunications and Broadcasting to ensure corrupt acts don’t go viral again?
    So PM because you told the world that you gonna make Dominica the first Resilience country of the world and instead Al Jazeera showed us as the most corrupt country, you took that portfolio to try to fool us? But PM we know is you that made us the most corrupt country
    3. So Pm, you mean to tell us that because of the fiasco that place in a certain village council in the north, you took Economics from the lady? But PM why didn’t you allow the police to investigate what happened? Were you scared it would…

  9. Former Cricketer
    December 17, 2019

    Imagine a cricket team with the following;
    1. Captain- Holder
    2. Vice captain – Holder
    3.Manager- Holder
    4. Chief selector – Holder
    5 .Physio- Holder
    6. Scorer- Holder
    What would you expect from that team? When he is supposed to be there trying to Captain he has to be there scoring. Doesn’t that have all the looks of a team heading into serious defeat? That’s exactly where Skerrit is going to plunge us. But is zort pastor BJ said we sort so let’s die screaming labor power and blow the Rams horn as we head into defeat. I’m sure the our Caricom leaders will clap us into complete defeat since our defeat will be their victory

  10. My little take
    December 17, 2019

    Nothing plus nothing =NOTHING!
    Nothing minus nothing = NOTHING!
    Garbage in garbage out. Regardless of who Skerrit makes minister, we all knew Skerrit was the minister of everything and every minister or ministry that failed, failed because the influence of Roosevelt Skerrit.

  11. As I see it
    December 17, 2019

    So the same man that put Dominica in financial crisis as finance minister, added five more portfolio under his watch so he could corrupt more ministries? Boy look daba

  12. My name
    December 17, 2019

    Foolish foolish foolish

  13. %
    December 17, 2019

    Expect more failures in the economy, as the one man misleader will continue to contaminated more ministries..
    Wonder who will get “Housing”. Is it his incompetent, inarticulate and dunce wife?
    We wait and see!
    Skerrit
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?

    • Ma St. Joe
      December 17, 2019

      % Today’s December 17, 2019 election was on December 6th, get over it, your old stale lyrics isn’t resonating. Prior to the election you were intellectually bankrupt, now that you lost you are cocou. Send help more medication for % .

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      December 17, 2019

      %, You sound so senseless and irrelevant.
      All you UWPites can do now is just bray like JACK AS**es
      Why don’t you go and find some work to do.
      You uwpites are a bunch of waste not even fit for the labass.
      Skerrit and the LABOUR PARTY runs things in the country.
      Put that in YOU ALL pipe and get high on that.

  14. dissident
    December 17, 2019

    skerrit is making such a strong statement about de capacity of de new candidates he brought in.
    at de same time we should look out for de destruction of these 6 ministries

    take note of de new investors
    look out for resilience
    sustainability my foot
    minister of planning de destruction of de economy

    aye
    somebody please give skerrit a lolipop!!!
    we know skerrit cannot handle all these ministries by himself
    i am thinking ……….do any bajans and/or chinese have a secret deal to help skerrit run these ministries

    inquiring minds want to know

    Dominica was already dragging it foot when skerrit had ministry of finance……so we going to back peddle?

    hind sight is 20-20
    let me see what 2020 will bring for our de-mockery-see

    i hope dem other Caricom leaders watching what they created wit de help of a secretary general who is a native of Dominica

  15. Eddy A
    December 17, 2019

    I really don’t understand why the Dictator stoped there. He should have taken all the portfolios like a true Dictator. Question remains, what is he planning to do with these puppets in cabinet.

  16. Mexican
    December 17, 2019

    That he chose to come to the swearing so untidy speaks volumes of his intent.

  17. Wendy Williams
    December 17, 2019

    Well done Mr. Skerrit, if they sleeping or drunk do your own thing. You will ask and answer your own questions. Fantastic. Aylas Dominica.

    • Efficacious
      December 18, 2019

      My understanding to this is, the PM subordinates letting him down. They don’t keep proper records and accept signatures,therefore,all the blames are falling on him.Don’t know is not answer so, he wants to know what is taking place so that, he can be fair and honest with everybody, and I mean everybody. It is a lot of work but somebody has to do it for the benefit of people and Country. Best of luck to him I say.

  18. Dom
    December 17, 2019

    But sir you put your hand in all them cookie jar 🤪

    Time will tell ☺️

  19. Ibo France
    December 17, 2019

    Skerrit has fallen woefully short in qualifications for most of these portfolios. He has no formal training in economics but yet, he, for whatever purpose , holds on tightly to this portfolio. It’s blatantly conspicuous that he is not a good manager of money. This man has Dominica in a state of economic stagnation and retrogression for most of his deplorable reign.

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      December 17, 2019

      Ibo MALAPROP France, you speak of qualification but you want to put a man( Lennox)that doesn’t even have a birth certificate to his name to run the country?!

      • Ibo France
        December 17, 2019

        Little Boy Red, put Mr. Linton and Mr. Skerrit to debate , guess who will get embarrassed. Skerrit talks and thinks like an illiterate, Mr. Linton conversely is articulate, eloquent, astute and intellectually superior to the corrupt fella. Dominica is rapidly regressing into barrenness and abject poverty under Skerrit’s tenancy of the Office of Prime Minister. Watch as Dominica continues to slide into nothingness.

  20. cd
    December 17, 2019

    What is Skerrit trying to prove nah?

  21. CAT
    December 17, 2019

    Minster forgot one other Ministry- Minister of the Clouds and Skies:

    What a joke.

  22. Maybe
    December 17, 2019

    Skerrit the only thing I can tell you is grow up and work with the opposition to bring the country on it’s foot stop the hatred and work to delovepe the country put all those courts stuff behind your back and be a man not going on like a 16 year old girl fighting over men

  23. Child of Itassi
    December 17, 2019

    That’s right. You run tings! When tings go wrong, just say “is Lennox do dat.”
    Some day de bucket bottom muss fall out.

  24. KID ON THE BLOCK
    December 17, 2019

    Man like Matt and callers of Q95 of the Hot seat and Talk on the Block seem kind of worried now.
    It was time. Time to put the BRAKES on them.
    And its not you all UWPites DAMN BUSINESS how many portfolios Skerrit holds. Mind all you all damn business in your party. You UWPites can huff and puff!
    Skerrit run things.

  25. December 17, 2019

    I’ve never understood why so many Caribbean PMs do this. If your party has talent, why not use it? Everyone will still know that you’re large and in charge.

    If nothing else, it suggests that the ministries of Economic Affairs, Investment, Planning, and Sustainable Development are redundant and should be consolidated.

  26. WeNiceMan
    December 17, 2019

    Most of it I get. Since they naturally fall under the OPM and the Minister of Finance anyway. But for telecommunications I really don’t see the benefit of removing from a ministry to which it might be more akin. Like say the ministry of public works. It could actually warrant a stand alone ministry more than say the Kalinago ministry which should be a sub ministry.

    But let’s wait and see what the rest of the laundry list of made up ministries look like. Which is unfortunately a sad trend in the caribbean lately. Everybody has to be “kept happy.” Of course at the expense of the tax payers and the good of the country as a whole.

  27. Kalinago Justice
    December 17, 2019

    That one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake continue to demonstrate that he’s the only one who is capable of running the governance of the island! He holds all the most important portfolios just to control the economy and people.

  28. Dave
    December 17, 2019

    MESSAGE TO SKERRIT:

    Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

  29. Me
    December 17, 2019

    Does this mean the size of his cabinet will be reduced?

    • Eddy A
      December 17, 2019

      No, he can’t sack anyone of them… They know to much!

  30. Channel 1
    December 17, 2019

    Elections done; no more need right now for you to have the housing portfolio eh.

    Y’all pay attention to the portfolios he is carrying. Telecommunication and broadcasting portfolio? Hmmm……….what’s the endgame with this one?

    Something is not right with Skerrit.

    Stay tuned…

  31. greshman
    December 17, 2019

    God is Good All The Time.

  32. Trisha Mingo
    December 17, 2019

    Garcon,Skerrit ka fou calm
    where on earth have you heard of that.
    Only God can manage all of this.
    he really thinks he owns the country and wants to keep it in his pocket.
    I sincerely believe now Dominica has the dumbest people on earth

    • Anderson Bill
      December 17, 2019

      PapaDoc, Fidel Castro.

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