“A senseless act” – PM Skerrit on London attack

Scene on the London incident. Photo: James Gourley/Rex/Shutterstock

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has expressed the view that an incident in London which left several people dead and many more injured, was a senseless act on the British people.

Four people, including the attacker and a police officer, were killed and 40 injured in what CNN described as the “deadliest London terror attack in 12 years.” Eight people have been arrested in light of the incident.

Speaking at a town hall meeting in Paix Bouche last night, Skerrit said that acts of terrorism have caused instability across the world.

“Let me first of all, on behalf of the Government and people of Dominica, extend our solidarity to the government and people of the United Kingdom on the senseless act against the British people, and to extend our sympathies and prayers to the families of those whose lives were taken away from them,” he said.

Skerrit added that Dominica has stood, and will continue to stand, with nations to fight terrorism “in any form” around the world.

“With the presence of terrorism, it is creating a very uncertain and unstable world for all of us, and all of us will suffer the consequences of that,” he stated.

He said that Dominica stands “in absolute solidarity” with the government of the United Kingdom as they mourn over the “tragic loss of lives in that beautiful country.”

According to media reports, the assailant drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing two people, before crashing it outside parliament and trying to enter the complex, armed with a knife. He then stabbed an unarmed police officer who later died from the injuries, before armed police shot him.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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24 Comments

  1. MILITANT DOMINICAN
    March 26, 2017

    wat is SENSELESS is the fact that u still in power skero

  2. Scampy
    March 25, 2017

    A senseful attack some are saying. Here is an alternative view of what is being rammed down our throats by the mainstream media – http://beforeitsnews.com/politics/2017/03/parliament-attack-staged-to-distract-from-obama-wiretap-scandal-video-2896092.html

  3. Man bites Dogs
    March 24, 2017

    I can never understand how this workers supporters have the nerves to write so much dog crap comments on DNO and Facebook are this people stupid brainless, or what i know for a fact this people are low grade supporters following a low grade so called political party but that is taking the piss, I also know that some black people don’t listen or pay attention to details of what is happening around them and then start talking rubbish things all day long.

  4. March 24, 2017

    You know, we don’t have to be like America and put our nose in other countries business. England ain’t paying you no mind—aaah “this is senseless.” Oh please. Go and build de airport already!

  5. ye yep
    March 23, 2017

    Dominica should brace itself in the very near future for just such “senseless acts” since Mr. Skerrit is selling our passports in a region which is a nursery for such senseless acts.

    • March 25, 2017

      Nobody knows where Dominica is. Up to this day and age, people still asking if we are Dominican Republic. So go seat down with your “senseless acts” comment. put on on de map first, then come again. People have better and larger countries to go destroy than waste their time on Dominica.

  6. Let The Truth Be Told - Original
    March 23, 2017

    As the PM stated, it is a senseless act. Can anyone make sense of this?
    We are the world and we are the people of the world. Whatever affects the world will obviously affect us, one way or the other, wherever we reside.
    Let us stick to the issue. Show your concern and compassion, if you have any, and offer your condolence to Great Britain and nationals of that country for what occurred. You never know which relative, friend, co-worker, neighbor or associate will be next, including yourself.
    Most of all never cease praying to God for His Divine Protection.

  7. Let The Truth Be Told - Original
    March 23, 2017

    This is an extremely sad situation of people going about their business and this occurred.
    The secular news in those countries report what occurred. They do not teach anything. The Christian news inform people how they should live and to do good. We need more of that, that hopefully those who have evil intentions will cease.
    Imagine listening to the likes of ISIS, killing people, not caring if he is killed. Now, he has gone to his eternal judgment. I wonder what was his eternal lot? Only God and that soul knows. However that soul is not in Heaven.
    ISIS, a bad influence, is doing much harm in the world, causing much grief and fear. The world is not safe because of ISIS.
    Those who especially reside in big countries are not safe. The enemy could be our neighbor/co-worker. We do not know when these wicked people will strike. If only they could be eradicated.
    We must practice the faith genuinely and pray fervently that God might destroy these terrorists.

  8. After 16 + years! smh
    March 23, 2017

    Speaking at a town hall meeting in Paix Bouche last night, Skerrit said that acts of terrorism have caused instability across the world.

    Thats’ why PM, Americans are so concern of your selling passports to all these criminals just under their nose….I glad you realize that terrorism still exist and is places like America they want to destroy..not poor Dominica…

  9. FORKIT
    March 23, 2017

    how can skerrit condemn those terrorist yet he is keeping secrets of the names of people from these countries that have our diplomatic and caricom passports

    • indira Ghandi
      March 23, 2017

      Skerrit,what you have done t Dominica is worse than what this man did so do not bother to criticize him.
      You and your cohorts have done Dominica worse

  10. MR. PROLIFIC
    March 23, 2017

    Well said Mr. PM YOU ARE TRULY A WORLD LEADER. The attacker new he was on a suicide mission. Do they know that crabs have no brains. You don’t find them in zoo or in cages. Don’t matter how often you feed them, they still bite you. The comments on news always about the same subject. One track mind.

  11. concern citizen
    March 23, 2017

    When TRUMP said that he is going to stop the people from the Moslem world from coming to America until he find out what the hell is going on, every body called him racist, but here it is, every one can see who is putting the world on fire

  12. tru d bino q la
    March 23, 2017

    Hold your breath folks! the north wind is blowing again; wonder what will it bring along this time …. may be the bar-on; we already had the bar_on_us.

  13. Zandoli Claywat
    March 23, 2017

    I thought you would say is a COUP attempt on the British Government wi Skerro!

  14. March 23, 2017

    I concur, it’s senseless. And world peace is just a figment of our imagination.

  15. ttesa n
    March 23, 2017

    Hey mister “AM.” They say donkeys have no part in horse race. The world know you for only one thing – Set your examples here at home before you cross the pond.

    • March 24, 2017

      I agree with you. Why he commenting? N-it?? hhhahhaaaa

  16. Shillary
    March 23, 2017

    Typical western shill

  17. %
    March 23, 2017

    But Skerrit failed to tell them thats why our passports cannot be sold or given to criminals..So far many criminals have had our Passports,diplomatic or otherwise..This is scary!

    • HM
      March 23, 2017

      Ignorance is a bliss!!!!

      • %
        March 23, 2017

        You are correct. Its ignorance to the highest bidder to squander our CBI money,after you yourself have made the programme so fragile,by letting criminals,crooks,traitors have our passport…You are sury a man or woman with a Punjab PhD..

  18. Fugitive Seeker
    March 23, 2017

    I agree with PM Skerrit that this is a senseless attack. However, I wish the Pm had assured us that he is certain that the attacker is not a holder of a Dominica passport through the CBI program since so many troubled or wanted people all over the world, purchased a Dominica passport.

    • indira Ghandi
      March 23, 2017

      When i heard the news i was wondering if he had a Dominican passport

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