Dominica government to bestow second highest award upon the UK and Canada


Prime Minister Roosevelt speaking at CREAD closing ceremony


Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that his government shall bestow upon the United Kingdom (UK) and the Government of Canada, Dominica’s second highest award, the Sisserou Award of Honour.

He made the announcement during the official closing ceremony for the Climate Resilience Execution Agency for Dominica (CREAD) held at the State House Conference Center on Tuesday.

“They have been here with us for the entire journey thus far and in the appreciation of their support and commitment the Government of Dominica shall bestow upon the United Kingdom and Canada, Dominica’s second highest national award, the Sisserou Award of Honour,” he said.

He thanked most profoundly the government of Canada and the UK for their faith in Dominica and their willingness to invest in the country’s ambitious goal to create a safer, more sustainable future for our citizens.

“We trust that you will continue to work with us along this important journey,” he noted. “The United Kingdom and Canada believed in us, they invested their money, time, human resources and commitment in assisting us to achieve our vision.”

Skerrit continued, “At some point I will document our journey to building resilience.”

In 2018, the UK government reaffirmed its commitment to support Dominica to build back better following the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017.

British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Janet Douglas, visited areas around Pichelin and Geneva in February 2018, which benefited from planned, UK-funded improvements to water systems and roads.

The UK provided a total of £50.7 million in grant funding to Dominica for priority infrastructure projects. This includes a newly-agreed £25 million grant to transform the badly-damaged water sector across the island, after Hurricane Maria left 97% of the population without clean water. This new project, implemented by the Caribbean Development Bank through the existing UK Caribbean Infrastructure Fund, will redesign and reconstruct Dominica’s water supply, building back better infrastructure which is more resilient to future extreme weather events.

The UK also provided a £25.7 million grant to rehabilitate the Loubiere-Bagatelle Road, the primary link between Roseau and many southern communities, which was further damaged during Hurricane Maria, and is working closely with the Government of Dominica, and the Caribbean Development Bank, to progress work for both projects, which will also take account of environmental, gender and other social issues (including the needs of disabled people).

Meanwhile, in September 2018 the Government of Canada said it will contribute $9.25 million to the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for Dominica’s Disaster Recovery and Resilience Project which will go towards reconstructing and restoring five primary schools in Dominica.

This is one of two projects announced by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development of Canada, Kamal Khera, who at the time was in Dominica along with a delegation from the Canadian High Commission.

In November 2017 in solidarity with the victims of Hurricane Maria, Canada announced a pledge of CAN$100-million over five years for Caribbean states that were affected.

“This pledge is supporting reconstruction and helping to strengthen climate and economic resilience in the region,” she stated.

She also announced a CAN$8.2-million project with the Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to support the implementation of CARICOM Comprehensive Disaster Management Strategy which would help to strengthen the regional response mechanism.

Khera said she is impressed with Dominica’s commitment to being the world’s first climate resilient nation.

Diplomatic relations between the Government of Dominica and Canada was established about 40 years ago.


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  1. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    March 9, 2024

    Gary, I am not finish yet, because you are one stupid person who pick words out of some dictionary and try to use it to play smart talking crap, we know the ones who have some form of scholastic, you are not one of them!
    Even if I have an ego; people who are egotistical are those with a sense of high self-esteem, how many people in Dominica you know with low self=esteem? I can tell you; you Gary are one of them, that is why you are a Roosevelt yard foul, his lapdog! You think if you support his corruption that will make you important.
    You attack on me can cause me to mesmerizer your feeble mind; I can mess you up psychologically, so just be quiet, because you don’y know Francisco Telemaque!
    The part of the mind that mediates between the conscious and the unconscious and is responsible for reality testing and a sense of personal identity. Compare with id and superego.
    Let me tell you something, I exists in reality, born with my ego, I don’t have to pretend!

  2. Concerned
    March 7, 2024

    CREAD, the org. to create jobs for the boys and girls. Nothing to show. A big shame, waste of time and money. Name one project undertaken by CREAD that successfully protected our environment or created any impact on Citizens’ life. 8 river courses will be destroyed in the building of a major project so……

  3. Arshia
    March 7, 2024

    Ireland makes skritts mom pregnant

  4. Bring back the kidnapped parrots.
    March 7, 2024

    Does this have anything to do with Britain and Canada putting visa restrictions on Dominicans passports because of the CBI scandal, a bribe maybe.

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  5. Sucet sel
    March 7, 2024

    Skerrit you lie. you trying to get them to lift visas restricton on Dominica but your bribary will not work

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  6. RastarMarn
    March 7, 2024

    Somebody check mista nose wi cause it sure look like it might have some KahKah on it for kissing mistadem @$$!!!

    How you mean to tell Rastar dem two countries dere just put visa restrictions on Dominicans and their leader coming in Public and giving that kind of Statement!!!

    But what D @$$ is wrong wiff mista nuh allyou self dat have mista high and mighty will get blows too yeh when blows start to come!!!

    Not too long ago when Mista was a little kahKahyot still, PJ was messing about and when people couldn’t take it no longer dey dealt wiff him accordingly yeh,,,

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  7. Wanted man
    March 6, 2024

    I wonder what award he will place on the us to try to appease them from pending trouble . Boy I wish Sparrow was still singing calypso so he could boldly say who is wanted, who they wanted by and why they are wanted

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  8. Rasta Pasta
    March 6, 2024

    An act of penance for all the wrong you have done?
    Are you reserving the highest award for the USA?
    They might accept, right before they put the shiny bracelets on your wrists.
    Beware the Ides of March.

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  9. JAH KAL
    March 6, 2024

    Canada don’t need nothing from you, Trudeau is not a fool like you ,you throwing you self all over just to see who may pay attention to you with your BS, but you a like a strainer everybody can see right through you .

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  10. JAH KAL
    March 6, 2024

    Skerrit you are a waste of time you are the biggest joker out there , you lie so much you cannot even keep track but karma is a B. Those dotish policemen you have in dominica harassing innocent civilian haiti needs help you wanted them in dominica to vote for your party now they need help send those dotish to see how long they can last in haiti. Your gang take advantage of the salisbury people you tear gas them for hours in their beds, haiti is part of caricom send them there,but when they leaving get them their body bags to go with those fools.

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  11. Nut Head
    March 6, 2024

    Are they going to arrest him for attempted Bribery? Just a question.

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  12. Dreadidiah
    March 6, 2024

    Seriously? Two countries that imposed visa restrictions on us, one fairly recently?? What’s going on here?

    Something doesn’t add up so Aks I aksing.

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  13. dissident
    March 6, 2024

    so Skerrit want to give de government of UK and Canada a Sisserrou award……..dam it I thought these awards were reserved for individuals not governments…..i waiting to see this coming independence.
    But Skerrit you could have just go on your knees wi!
    how low can you go!
    why not open your cheque book while you at it nuh!
    by de way your followers will now see proof of grant money coming to DA after hurricane Maria.
    you say is de airport development money u used to rebuild Dominica
    Can you give us de record of achievements from CREAD?
    can you please show us de benefits?
    was it instrumental to de international airport development?
    what agency is going to take over de responsibility of oversight and supervision?
    after beating up your chest shouting CREAD you can’t show us de achievements but you want to give a Sisserrou award to get a spotlight?

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  14. L C Matthew
    March 6, 2024

    Bribery gone international!!!!
    Mate using what he knows works scratch my back I scratch yours.

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  15. En Ba La
    March 6, 2024

    The international institutions that we belong to – nations socialize and learn from each other – we have a responsibility to hold others accountable and in as much as we are a part of these institutions there are certain benefits, we get by just being there as a nation.

    UK and Canada – parent and child who are we to bestow awards for being there? We are a sovereign state and remember they left us high and dry?
    For us we chose HARVARD over UWI to come aid in climate whatever, called us lazy and we strolling by at whatever time to work – a hardworking people.

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  16. Nony name
    March 6, 2024

    flattering man

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  17. En Ba La
    March 6, 2024

    This is pure nonsense – we are giving Industrialized countries awards for being there. How many of them contribute towards this climate issue? These are the countries with SMOKESTACKS, diamond mines and all nuclear and bomb making and dumping toxic material as well as they are ones with oil fields and all the air pollution amenities.

    What do we have NOTHING – driving cars we do not produce them we are only gas consumers what are you telling me for us to not contribute we have to use DONKEYS instead of cars.

    Hurricane Maria climate resilient homes we have to ask how many of these homes that these people gave were actually given to folks who lost their homes.? How many of these individuals who received the homes or houses were at their parents’ home or in a “boutechambre?” The government is not peoples husbands and dads to remove people out of they rented spaced and place them in homes.

    As a nation are we accepting to give INDUSTRIALIZED NATIONS awards when they should be…

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  18. If we knew better
    March 6, 2024

    “He thanked most profoundly the government of Canada and the UK for their faith in Dominica and their willingness to invest in the country’s ambitious goal to create a safer, more sustainable future for our citizens.”

    Can someone please point me towards these investments? Feller talking about goal to creat a safer more sustainable future for our citizens. clearly he only considering a small few citizens. the rest of you can suck salt. The majority of roads in Dominica arent safe. Not for drivers or pedestrians. nothing going on here is sustainable, not even the vast theft going on right now. Foreign investors are not coming here in droves to establish businesses. there are going elsewhere to neighboring islands. Basic infrastructure other islands has had for decades we cannot even seem to get those in place for us to benefit from. State of the art = state of the arse. Sustainable initiatives and ideas get shut down and rubbished as they are not theirs. So in the end Dominica will…

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  19. Arshia
    March 6, 2024

    Canada UK Ireland , next one is skritt mom

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  20. Roger Burnett
    March 6, 2024

    I would have phrased it differently, in that the award was for helping Dominica recover from Hurricane Maria, and not for the government’s pie in the sky commitment to being the world’s first climate resilient nation.

    What has been put back is not much different to what was there before. After a period of heavy rainfall, which is the norm in Dominica, the road at Antrim still slides down the valley.

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  21. Ibo France
    March 6, 2024

    Look at that wry smile. The true face of a con artist. His rapidly receding hairline, disappearing dimples, dark puffy bags under his eyes, are signs that he is feeling the pressure.

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    • Putin
      March 6, 2024

      Boy, how does a male spend so much time studying the face of another male like this, Ibo? You sure you okay?

      I know that I have already advised you to see a shrink but…i am thinking that we will have to do a radiothon with Matt on Q95 to get you the funds ASAP. Your illness is aggravated and your situation is increasingly worrisome.

      You eh okay.

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      • March 7, 2024

        Putin, how I wish I knew who that guy is. The man is sick and suffers from an undisclosed illness. He talks about harassing Brian Linton; who harasses the PM most?

  22. Ibo France
    March 6, 2024

    Friend!y, foreign countries poured millions of dollars into Dominica after Hurricane Maria. Have the Dominican people ever received a proper and full accounting of all this money?

    After seven years, too many roads are still in a horrible state of disrepair, too many damaged houses still litter the landscape, too many bona fide farmers got nothing from the many grants that were intended for them.

    Where is the outrage from civil society? The Minister of Finance then (Roosevelt) should be made to account for every cent. In most other jurisdictions this man would have been in the penitentiary.

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    • March 7, 2024

      You must be yearning for some government or even DNO to confer something on your head as well, your jealous bum. The only thing that we will bestow upon your head is your own sh.., your jealous bum, your good for nothing. Go get a life.

  23. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    March 5, 2024

    I wish someone, could tell me if they have ever heard or experience a government of any country ever confer, a high or low award on any “country.”
    Note: not an individual human, but the country, suppose meaning the land located in a geographic location such as Canada, in north America, and England Europe! I might understand Roosevelt foolishness if he said he was going to honor an individual with his parrot award (Sisserou).
    When people are talking about bestowing something on a person; it is intended to be an honor, such as an honorary title confer on individuals or some organization as a award in recognition of the quality of being particularly good or worthy, especially to deserve praise or reward due to their outstanding merit!
    Roosevelt is simply looking for recognition, out of nothing, he keep beating his gums hoping he will be recognized in England and Canada.
    I have news for you dunce boy when you disappear into oblivion you’ll you be remembered for is your corruption!

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      March 6, 2024

      “I have news for you dunce boy when you disappear into oblivion you’ll you be remembered for is your corruption!”
      I meant to write when you Roosevelt disappears into political oblivion, all you will be remembered for is your corruption and the evil you perpetrated on the people of Dominica, you damn demonic SOB!

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      • Gary
        March 7, 2024

        Lol, do you think that your judgement of The PM after he leaves political office is that which the Dominica people will remember him for. Do you think the way you see things and judge people with your carnal mind is really the way it is. if you want to know the character of a person, just watch the opinions he expresses, and his obsession. Why make such obsessive judgement infused with hatred, ignoring reason. What is demonic about a person who shows gratitude to Countries for their assistance in rebuilding our Country after a disaster, wow, so long wallow in your carnal mind.

    • March 7, 2024

      Yes, we just conferred the International Airport on Wesley village. How about that, your bum? The only thing we can imagine conferring on your head is your own stinking sh.., your bum from LA, a crime-riddled city.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        March 7, 2024

        ds: dog sh… which you your self implied ds abbreviates, let me tell you something whether I live in a crime riddle hole, nothing can touch this body! Here is an i.e.: less than an hour ago I drove through Market Street in Inglewood a shopping district. I stopped on a red light waiting for it to change; out of nowhere a half naked white boy, started throwing stones at peoples car driving past going in the opposite directing. Mind you this guy stood next to my Mercedes Benz C65 AMG which cost more than a hundred thousand dollars; he did not touch my car, however he destroyed many windshields on other cars, then started breaking outside restaurants chairs and tables.
        I am in the hands of God, that’s why he was blinded to my presence.
        Now as long as you live, you will never see an international Airport built in Wesley.
        A Chines Base, and Bunkers maybe! Finally only an idiot bestows honor on a country, and not individual people within the country!
        You and the thief are idiots

        • Gary
          March 8, 2024

          Wow, that ego of yours, the false self which gives gratification to material things as success, aided by your boastful behavior, is questionable as it relates to the divine principles, so long for your arrogance.

          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            March 9, 2024

            Gray, it is a waste of time for me to respond to an idiot like you who has absolutely no concept of the word ego: So, let me dump some something in your dumb face.
            How many type of ego you know of? I am taking you into psychiatry now. In psychoanalytic theory, the id, ego and superego are three distinct, interacting agents in the psychic apparatus.
            Read (Sigmund Ferud’s structure model of the psyche), perhaps you will then understand this.
            a. Both the ego and super-ego are formed in the first year of human, lives and what we experience; and environment during those years plays an important role in who we are later in life.
            The id, and ego, superego work t create human behavior; the id creates the demands, the ego adds the needs of reality; the superego adds morality to the actions take.
            The id, is the primal animalistics part in people who listens to their desires. The superego is the conscience dictating when things are right or wrong.
            You are beneath me okay; watch your…

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        • March 11, 2024

          When we do not drive a Mercedes Benz, we are beneath you. How about if the rest of us all drive a Rolls Royce, are we still beneath you? FYI, we don’t build bunkers in Dominica, only International Airports. I only hope Governor Gavin Newsome does not have you on his black list.

  24. Waste
    March 5, 2024

    UK and Canada? u will still need visa to go there….u running 🏃 infront for Canada….u so smart….Canada next for visa? that fake man not EZ….but time will tell…d man doe just lie to dam much…

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  25. Sikiye
    March 5, 2024

    Look it! You think by bestowing honours on UK and Canada, they will remove visa restriction on Dominica? Look jokes.

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      March 10, 2024

      And forget two Canadians were murdered in Dominica and their murders are simply waiting around in jail getting fat until Roosevelt find some way to not have them stand trial and get the maximum penalties. Their families need justice Roosevelt!!

  26. March 5, 2024

    Those countries exist within their laws. They don’t accept bribes. Furthermore Mr you are already deemed a notorious crook. Take back your bribery move. It will Not Work.

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  27. Ibo France
    March 5, 2024

    It cannot be by mere coincidence that the pathological Liar has singled out Canada and the UK for this ‘ prestigious’ award. Unfortunately, this would have no bearing on Dominica’s visa free status being reinstated.

    Roosevelt! you cannot so easily charm these two prime ministers as you have often done to your docile, fanatical followers.

    Imagine this man sold three national birds, declared to the nation that they were sent to Germany for medical treatment, and after so many years not a word about their condition nor whereabouts.

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  28. Once&forall
    March 5, 2024

    Skerrit continued, “At some point I will document our journey to building resilience.”


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  29. Frank
    March 5, 2024

    He has lost the plot.

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