Dominica establishes diplomatic relations; signs visa waiver agreement with Ukraine

Dominica’s acting High Commissioner, Janet Charles and Her Excellency Natalia Galibarenko, Ambassador of Ukraine

On the 15th of May 2019, the Commonwealth of Dominica concluded the signing of a Visa Waiver Agreement with Ukraine at a brief ceremony at the Dominica High Commission in London.  Acting High Commissioner, Janet Charles joined by her counterpart, Her Excellency Natalia Galibarenko, Ambassador of Ukraine signed an agreement on the exemption of visa requirements.  This agreement will allow citizens visa free access to each other’s country.

Preceding the signing of the visa waiver agreement, a joint communique establishing diplomatic relations between the Commonwealth of Dominica and Ukraine was signed on the 25th of April during a brief ceremony at the Embassy of Ukraine by the two diplomatic envoys.

Acting High Commissioner Charles informed Ambassador Galibarenko that this is the beginning of a new relationship between Dominica and Ukraine and an opportunity for both countries to forge partnerships and cooperation in areas of mutual interests, such as investment and tourism promotion.  Both diplomatic envoys agreed to work more closely and to forge partnerships in these and other areas.

On behalf of the Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, the Honourable Francine Baron, and the Government of Dominica, Acting High Commissioner Charles expressed her government’s ongoing commitment to build strong and enduring bonds of friendship with Ukraine and Europe

Ukraine is situated in Central-Eastern Europe with a population of 42.5 million.  It is the 46th largest country in the world.

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  1. Charlie
    February 26, 2022

    Please for God sake , stay in italiano we don’t need you down here.

  2. Charlie
    February 26, 2022

    That’s where you belong.Stay where you are..

  3. Garcia
    May 22, 2019

    Judging by comments section under this article the majority of citizens of Dominica have some sort of inferiority complex. Its true, Ukraine doesn’t give a crap about your tiny speck of land in the ocean. But saying …. about Ukraine without any knowledge what country it is and what it went through on the map of European history just shows average level of education in your land.

  4. Gee
    May 21, 2019

    I really find it bizarre how some people are so much against the CBI program. Dominica program is not any different from any other countries such Ireland for example. The only difference is the investment amount which is considerably less for obvious reasons. The US, NZ, Portugal, Greece and Turkey have similar programs and with all the concerns some might have, we do not find all such criticism by nationals of the said countries. The applicants go through a very thorough security check and yes there might be individuals who then become involved in criminal acts but same apply on other countries where we find immigrants and naturalized individuals involved in a criminal act like natives as well. I believe the CBI helped Dominica as it helped other nations. Some of you complains about discrimination against immigrants in other more developed countries but at the same time I find them making negative comments about those who were naturalized through CBI which is bizarre.

  5. carlty
    May 20, 2019

    I am really questioning the role of politics in our people’s intelligence and common sense. We already have visa-free travels for countries under the Schengen Area which is by far much more appealing to anyone so I doubt anyone from the middle east is looking at Ukraine over places like France, Norway or even the Netherlands. Most importantly, visa-free travel does not mean they attain our passports to become citizens of these other countries. Lifting visa bans on a country says something good about our people and most importantly the country. And we all know what this says in terms of attracting FDI.

    • RandyX
      May 20, 2019

      If Skerrit stays in power then the Schengen miracle is going to end very soon. You all know that the EU is already watching Dominica in regards to money laundering, passport selling and use of their aid.

  6. Henderson
    May 19, 2019

    I am a proud Dominica living in Europe italy to be exact and no European is rushing to go to Ukraine it is a country known for corruption and prostitution. And I highly doubt that they want any Dominicas there given their stance on immigration. Ukraine was one of the first countries to close their door the poor and hungry and war torn people coming from the Middle East and African countries. They give nothing for free. It is my opinion that they need more places tp launder their money since trump is about to down. And Skerrit might make a few extra money to support his life style but at what cost to the Dominican nation and the reputation or the Caribbean people as a whole. # follow the money

  7. "maho pima
    May 19, 2019

    What type of business plans will be established with people of Dominica? will they establish cheaper air flights to travel to Ukraine? Which Dominican will travel to Ukraine for vacation? they introducing visa free? the cost of airfare alone is a already a problem, don’t worry they know who they are establishing it for ,not for ordinary citizens like you and I. It’s for them selves and their gangs.
    They know very well it is very hard economically for us to travel to Ukraine.

  8. Braindamage
    May 19, 2019

    This Loco PM is getting out of hand.
    Not even his wooden cabinet knows what is going …
    Change in this country is a must.

  9. Iamanidiot
    May 19, 2019

    Ukraine, whoa, nice, Just another country used to make our passports more attractive to people from the middle east to trying to get into Europe. How about visa free travel to Canada? we had it before I’ll not say America cause that next to impossible. Or Denmark? or Sweden or Swizerland? or Norway? Or Estonia those countries so Dominicans can spread their ways and get brand new opportunity.
    But Ukraine…smh

    • Watching
      May 19, 2019

      Or Denmark? or Sweden or Swizerland? or Norway? Or Estonia

      We can go to these places without Visa and much more. Was asking why we need a visa to China. When they are our partner and we have a one China policy.

      • Corruption Watch
        May 20, 2019

        I wonder why… And when THEY come to Dominica some of them do not even need a passport.

    • dee
      May 19, 2019

      Dominicans will never ever trace, nor recover all the monies salted away in all those far away countries we are now associated with, and lets remember, when things take a turn for the worse their banks freezing all monies that cannot be accounted for legally .
      I know for sure RS not saving his money in Dominica, and is very wary of America , so we may as well say bye bye to all what is salted away .

    • Galileo
      May 20, 2019

      the Ukraine,[7] is a country in Eastern Europe.[8]. Educate yourselves before attempt to educate others. Be sure to provide accurate elections. Someone can’t want to gain access to where they are.

    • LBS
      May 20, 2019

      lamanidiot we had visa free travel to Canada before have you forgotten that? Do you remember why it was terminated? , when? and under which government? It was terminated by Canada under the reign of the UWP during a period of horrendous management of the Citizenship program. Please note that under the Labour party management not one single country has ended visa free travel arrangement. In fact the opposite has occurred; a significant increase the the power of our passport and the number of countries which we can travel visa free. Yes, given the economic importance of the citizenship program it makes good strategic sense to expand the number of countries with which this arrangement can be obtained. But what it also does it that for the ordinary citizen it increases our ability to travel international for leisure, business and other purposes.

  10. May 18, 2019

    JBaptiste you made me laugh, but you are right.

  11. Fontune
    May 18, 2019

    What do you mean, there’s no Crime Here (Crimea, get it) ?

  12. Winston Smith
    May 18, 2019

    Ah, so this is how the Russians will invade the Ukraine, disguised as Dominicans ! No-one will suspect a thing. Brilliant !

  13. Bonnie for Money
    May 18, 2019

    I don’t know but I wouldn’t be shocked to hear one day that PM established relations with terrorist groups like ISIS, Taliban, HEZBOLLAH, the one of Bin Laden and others. The man is after his money and he wouldn’t care a damn who is affected.

  14. %
    May 18, 2019

    Is it easy to hide money in Ukraine?
    Just asking!
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    Lazy Skerrit Must Go Now

    May 18, 2019

    UKRAINE!! skerrit and francine serious…. more passports to be huckstered

  16. Kisa
    May 18, 2019

    Skerit who wants to travel to the Urkraine anyways.. Why don’t you sign agreements with more civilized counties.. Countries that embraces great human rights relations .. Canada New Zealand Finland Australia Belgium Spain Netherlands USA Hong Kong just to make a few … Still you go to rogue counties like China Russia Venezuela Syria.. Skerit you are communist

  17. We need a change
    May 18, 2019

    UKRAINE…. What are the benefits to the citizens of my beloved country. ***** This agreement will allow citizens visa free access to each other’s country.**** I really don’t get it why our Government insists on building ties with these countries…whats in it for us the people. Why not build relationships with the US and England.. Our children go to these countries for higher Education, Our Citizens go there for a better life. What can we do in Ukraine? Explain to us the citizens how this is beneficial to us. I for sure don’t understand….

  18. Rebecca V. Musgrave
    May 18, 2019

    Let God’s Perfect Will Be Done for All His Sons and Daughters
    Yes Amen Hallelujah

  19. Jeanette
    May 18, 2019

    What does this mean for Beautiful Dominica? What Threats This May Pose. I’m Much Saddened. Perhaps I do not Understand. But what I Believe I Understand This Is Opening Up For Much Change in Government Policy & The Way in Which Dominica is Run. Giving way for Outsiders to Turn Dominica Govt Upside Down. & The Nature Island As It Is Now Could Change Forever. Nature Is For Sure & Always Power of LIFE. PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW OUTSIDERS TO FUND & BUILD ON BEAUTIFUL DOMINICA.

  20. Jeanette
    May 18, 2019

    WHY? Dominica has held her own No wars no Military. So Proud of Dominica. What Happened? Why These open Free Visas?

  21. Ask Mel
    May 17, 2019

    Skerrit already done established relations with Satan so tell me if is with Ukraine, Iran, North Korea or Russia he will not establish relations with. But thank God his days are numbered and who knows, maybe all now there might be angels -fallen angels waiting to take him to his new address (not holy angels). But Mel just can’t trust him

  22. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    May 17, 2019

    “Commonwealth of Dominica concluded the signing of a Visa Waiver Agreement with Ukraine”

    So, what is the purpose of all this establishing of diplomatic relationship, which are of no benefit to Dominica?
    I am a Dominican born living in America, if I want I can get on a flight to Ukraine without a visa, unless I intend to remain there for less than ninety days, within 180 days.
    The question is how many people in Ukraine ever heard of a place called Dominica, and are eager to travel to an unheard of place?
    How many Dominicans are eager to travel to Ukraine?
    How many Ukrainians are presently residing in Dominica, or have visited in the last year.
    How many Dominicans are residing in Ukraine.
    What do we hope to gain out of this relationship?
    Absolute nothing except another boast by Roosevelt Skerrit and Francine Baron that Dominica has established the most diplomatic relationship “in the world.”

  23. May 17, 2019

    Men put on their pants so that their karl wornt be exposed and in sodoing i find the givernment to be very diplomatikarl why not be more diplomaticont…we like it weeeeeeee

  24. LaPlaine Observer
    May 17, 2019

    Another lawless pro Trump country added to the Skeritt;s list. Ukraine’s human rights record is bismal where the Ukrainian government continued restrictions on freedom of expression, freedom of information, and media freedom. A place where social discontent continue to grow with mounting economic problems and corruption. Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) engages in prolonged detention of anti-corruption activist. Why Skeritt is so attracted to these governments?

  25. JBaptiste
    May 17, 2019

    Great news!! I’ve always wanted to go to Ukraine…..says no-one.

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