In its first cabinet meeting since taking office, the Roosevelt Skerrit-led administration has approved documents to extend the length of time goods can remain on Dominica’s ports without charges being incurred.
Prime Minister Skerrit had announced his intention to implement such a measure during the December 2009 election campaign as part of his plan for government’s first 100 days in office.
He told a press conference on Friday that a promise to implement a 20 percent reduction in port charges could also be taken this week
“We have been very focused on the 100-day plan that we spoke of and we have already started implementing them. We took a decision on Tuesday for the extension of the number of days the goods can stay on the ports without incurring any charges from 5-7. On Tuesday we will get the Cabinet paper to take a decision in respect to the reduction of port charges by 20 percent,” he said.
Prime Minister Skerrit said government is also seeking to create additional posts in nursing and teaching services.
“So, we are well on our way towards taking decisions, and we have been working very hard also on our legislative framework,” he said.