Dominica celebrates Venezuela’s independence

Members of Dominica's delegation celebrating Venezuela's independence this morning

Dominica paid tribute to Venezuela in a big way as the south American country celebrated 200 years of independence today.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit long with Dominican security officers are currently in Caracas supporting the Venezuela President Hugo Chavez, while members of his Cabinet took part in a grand ceremony this morning.

Wreaths were placed before the statue of Venezuelan Liberator at the Simon Bolivar square in Goodwill.

Acting Prime Minister Reginald Austrie congratulated the people of Venezuela, claiming that Dominica’s membership of ALBA and the presence of PretroCaribe in Dominica is testimony of the growing relationship between the two countries.

“Two hundred years is a very long time, yet the fire that burns in the Venezuelan people never get cold never gets old nor will it ever die, but grow brighter with every passing day. We in Dominica know that fire very well because our ancestors kindled in that fire too,” he said.

According to Austrie, Dominica is very proud to be associated with Venezuela. “Prime Minister Skerrit is right by the side of his brother and his friend. Viva President Hugo Chavez,” he said.

ALBA Ambassador Dr Philbert Aaron, Attorney General Levi Peters also formed part of this morning’s event.

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  1. DAGF
    July 6, 2011

    When will DA stop supporting one of the worst dictatorship on earth today ?

    Leave Chavez and his ALBA alone.

    DA is a democracy ; Venezuela is NOT ( since Chavez is in power ).

    remember this leftist dictator has :

    – modified the Venezuelan Constitution for him to remain in power as long as he wants
    – closed down 33 private radio/TV station that did not play “his game”
    – jailed hundred of opposants
    – nationalized so many private business
    – cursed America and the Obama administration
    – supported the drug trafficers in Colombia
    – established tight relationships with the Iranian and Lybian dictators
    – brought full support to the Russian army and their military airplanes to come and train in the Caribbean

    What else is DA waiting for to STOP relationships with that horrible regime ?

  2. -------
    July 5, 2011

    This is crazy.

  3. only
    July 5, 2011

    Nothing but hypocracy and lip service.

    July 5, 2011

    How ridiculous you got so many great heroes of Dominica and you are exhibiting a statue of Venezuelan Liberator. Come on people are you guys still supporting this rubbish. god have mercy.

  5. anon
    July 5, 2011

    FYI: According to the U.S State Department, sanctions against Venezuela’s state oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), while not impacting the country economically, “give a message to the world that it is dangerous to do business with Venezuela and PDVSA”, indicating that in the near future, Washington could act against those who enter into contracts or agreements with Venezuelan companies. why aren’t we hearing anything from those responsible. Does this include Dominica and Petro Caribe??

  6. Anonymous
    July 5, 2011

    ALBA…where the bank so long I clear some land for me to invest through the ALBA bank, Dr. Aaron what you saying…you well “happy” where you are there.

  7. 4 sheezy
    July 5, 2011

    Solidarity Forever :)

  8. Bull n U Know It
    July 5, 2011

    So let me see if i get this straight. Skerrit and his team take tax payers money to go to celebrate another countries independent, when they cannot create one damn job work Dominicans.

    Am not one for politics but i am one for damn common sense, why this so call Pm trying to tramp or the right of his own people by alining him self with these

    • charlie
      July 5, 2011

      you sound like an emptY barrel..and a barking dog..go on all you pressure will rise while the PM BIEN MERCI.

    • EH Las!!!
      July 5, 2011

      Oh shut up you biased, idiot!!!! what about the millions of Venezuelan taxpayers monies spent in Dominica thus far?? Nege Egoir!!!!!

    • Hennessey V.S.O.P
      July 5, 2011

      You said your are for common sense but obviously not even that you have…LOL!!!! Word of advice: Instead of commenting so ridiculously, take a book and read or the same computer to research something that would make you sound a little less narrow minded.

    • Anonymous
      July 5, 2011

      Such Ignorance

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