Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit impressed with developments in Curaçao

Prime Minister of Curaçao Mr. Gerrit Schotte and the Prime Minister of Dominica Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit at their arrival at the Curaçao International Airport. Photo credit: La Prensa

Editor’s note: This story appeared in La Prensa newspaper in Curaçao. It has been translated from the original Dutch.

Willemstad, June 6, 2011.- Yesterday in the afternoon hours, the Prime Minster of Curaçao Mr. Gerrit Schotte and the Prime Minister of Dominica Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit arrived together on the same plane from Venezuela at the Curaçao International Airport. They assisted at the ceremonies of the 200th anniversary of the independence of Venezuela.

Mr. Skerrit is on a courtesy visit here in Curaçao where there is a community of those who originated from Dominica.

In Curaçao Mr. Skerrit had a meeting with the President of Parliament of Curaçao, Mr. Ivar Asjes and also with the Governor Mr. Frits Goedgedrag.

After their arrival, Prime Minister Skerrit visited the Council Chamber at Fort Amsterdam. There Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte gave Mr. Skerrit a detailed interpretation of the National Neighbourhood Development Plan, which is one of the major programs of the Curaçao government at the moment.

In the afternoon hours Prime Minister Skerrit visited the Curaçao Ports Authorities (CPA) where he had a presentation about the harbor. After the presentation, the leader had the opportunity to sail through the harbor under the guidance of the interim director of the CPA, Mr. Humberto de Castro.

Prime Minister Skerrit was very satisfied with the visit and expressed himself by saying he hopes that his visit to the island is the beginning of the fortification of the relation between Curaçao and his island.

In 2004 Mr.Skerrit was the youngest world leader, when at the age of 32 he took the post as Prime Minister. At that time he surpassed the leader of the Democratic Replublic of Congo, Joseph Kabila. At present he and Prime Minister Schotte are the youngest leaders of The Caribbean. Mr. Schotte is 33 at present.

During his tenure as CARICOM head Mr. Skerrit fostered very good relationships with Cuba and the Bolivarian government of Venezuela.

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  1. Wayne Wonder
    July 8, 2011

    what was in this trip for Dominica? In other words how did we benefit from that visit which we paid for?

  2. la beauty
    July 8, 2011

    yes i..skerro gettin red carpet treatment..dat he like wi :lol: :lol: :lol:

    July 8, 2011


    • Curacao women
      July 8, 2011

      That is a big Lie. Dominicans are not treated like slaves. Is St. Maarten Treating Dominicans like that not Curacoa. You need to travel to know what is going on, and many Dominicans are well off in Curacao!!!

    July 8, 2011

    I would like to live in Curacao but the Governor won’t give me consent. It’s really grieving, to live your country, but I will play some cadence just to remember, “Curacao Tabong, Curacao Tabong, Metabolbabec, Metabolbabec, Bonayetama, Tabong, Tabong, Tabong.

  5. Cadence
    July 8, 2011

    Thanks dNO for a very non meaningful newe clip. Whooo Pi.

    • AhMa!!!
      July 8, 2011


    • Conscious
      July 8, 2011


    • July 8, 2011

      to you.

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