A visit by President of Venezuela, Nicholas Maduro, to Dominica is off.
The media was alerted on Friday afternoon that the visit was no longer taking place. No reasons were given for the cancellation.
Maduro was expected on the island to symbolically hand over 300 ‘petrocasas’ donated to Dominica by his government following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.
All of Friday ferverish activities were taking place at the Douglas Charles Airport in anticipation of Maduro’s visit, including the construction of one of the ‘petrocasas.’ Additionally government officials from Venezuela were already in Dominica finalizing plans for the visit and the handing over ceremony.
It is not known whether Maduro will come to the island in the future.