Gov’t, opposition to meet with visiting Dominicans

Past meetings with visiting Dominicans: the government (left) and the opposition (right)
Past meetings with visiting Dominicans: the government (left) and the opposition (right)

The government and the opposition will be meeting with visiting Dominicans as the island celebrates its 38th anniversary on Independence.

The opposition is expected to hold a meeting at the Prevost Cinemall on Thursday, October 27, at 10:00 am, while the government will meet with visiting nationals at its annual Diaspora Forum on November 1 at the State House Conference room from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.

The opposition said the meeting is convened mainly to address returning/visiting Dominicans on the “Social, Economic and other critical governance issues affecting the sustainable development of the Commonwealth of Dominica.”

The government said the forum will give visiting nationals “an opportunity to interact with the Cabinet of Dominica and to deliberate on matters of national development. All visiting overseas nationals are therefore invited to attend.”

The event will be held under the theme “Strengthening Our Commitment Through Investment.”

Speakers will include Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit; Roselyn Paul, Minister for Commerce, Enterprise and Small Business Development; Ian Douglas, Minister for Trade, Energy and Employment and Dr. Kenneth Darroux, Minister for Health and Environment.

There will also be an interactive segment for discussion, as well as questions and answers.

The government’s forum will be carried live via local radio stations and the internet and those living overseas who are not able to attend are encouraged to tune in.

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  1. 4kreese
    October 27, 2016

    DNO why haven’t you posted any news on the UWP session with returning nationals. Is it because there were only three persons and one reporter?

  2. dno sucks
    October 27, 2016

    Leroy joseph i like Mr skerrit but I do Not like the way he is managing the financ es of OUR Country This is . not his private property left to him by his grandmother

  3. Finally
    October 27, 2016

    pump them full of propaganda so that they will show no resistance for being bribed for the next election.

  4. zandoli
    October 27, 2016

    What do these meetings accomplish? Just asking because I can’t point to anything that has come off these meeting.

    If someone can highlight one good thing that has come as a result of these meetings, please do not hesitate to point them out.

  5. Francis charles
    October 27, 2016

    Why are we always left out in the cold?Prince Harry will be visiting St Lucia in the near future,Antigua and neighbouring island,but no mention our our lovely island of Dominica?We feel very sad about this.

  6. leroy registe
    October 27, 2016

    Once again as we approach independent day in Dominica I wish we would remember the one who fought to bring us thus far. Regardless of the hustle treatment he received from the hands of others. MR. Patric John should enjoyed some type of recognition from Dominicans for his hard work and dedication to bring Dominica to where it is know. I not a politician I am just a fear man who evaluate the matter. I like Mr. Skerrit I believe we Dominican should give the the credit he deserves while he is well and has the strength to enjoy it know.

    • Overseas
      October 27, 2016

      No! you can’t compare Skerritt to positive Dominicans. He has only looked out for himself. Dominica is far worse off than all other Caribbean islands. Unless you are okay with the lower standard of living in Da.

  7. Concerned Dominican
    October 27, 2016

    This sounds like an advertisement for the government! When they are ready, they call Dominicans in the diaspora all sorts of names and tell them were to go with their questions and comments!!

    But then when people come home, they pretend that they wish to share with us in ‘open forums’ and invite us to the MAGNIFICENT STATE HOUSE to attempt to impress!! I wonder how many questions will be prepared, accepted and maybe even vetted!! Let’s see what transpires this time around as they try to pull wool over people’s eyes!!

    • October 27, 2016

      Having read your comment I strongly encourage you to attend the meeting`s and you will come out being a different person.

    • Just Passing Through
      October 27, 2016

      I believe your comment ‘Concerned Dominican’ was not meant to be referring to our government.

    • 4kreese
      October 27, 2016

      You must be a dummy.

  8. Overseas
    October 27, 2016

    I will go listen to hear what new ideas UWP have on their agenda to improve the lives of my people .
    It is clear that after so many years of coming home , I have not seen the internationally accepted changes that I have seen in SM,ST or St. Kitts. I don’t want much but just the simple things like , good roads, hospitals near the airport, and a cleaner city. Some villages sill don’t have water.

    • October 27, 2016

      please remind me which of the village’s do not have water?

      • Country Woman
        October 27, 2016

        Bioche, on the hill.

      • Overseas
        October 27, 2016

        Morne Wachette and coulibistrie ,

        You have guts to defend those lazy DLP ministers!

    • tomtom
      October 27, 2016

      Good pic D N O. hahaha.

    • Silver fox
      October 27, 2016

      Overseas,if you had your brains in your head and not in your back side you would see the improvement labour government under Mr Skerrit doing for Dominica, come what may we will get there with prime minister Skerrit and labour administration.

    • Caribbean National
      October 30, 2016

      I’d really like to know which Villages in Dominica have No Water? That’s news to me…….lol

  9. Diaspora
    October 27, 2016

    Well…..though late but I think its a great step in the right direction……good luck

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