Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has praised CARICOM for reaching out to Dominica after the island was severely damaged by Tropical Storm Erika on August 27.
Skerrit said after the storm, the Caribbean mobilized to assist in Dominica’s recovery efforts.
According to him every single head of state and their government have been in contact with him on more than one occasion.
“It has been truly a comprehensive response from our CARICOM brothers and sisters and we must take into consideration all of us have been experiencing tremendous fiscal and economic challenges since 2008,” Skerrit said. “We have been very pleased with the outpouring of solidarity from our CARICOM brothers and sisters, and not only from the governments and leadership of these countries, but individual citizens have mobilized themselves, the entire Caribbean have been mobilized.”
He said CARICOM associated states such as the Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos, British Virgin Island (BVI), Martinique and Anguilla, all joined in providing relief assistance.
“All of them have really mobilized and we are very grateful for this and I believe that had it not been for that kind of solidarity from Martinique from Guadeloupe, Haiti, Cuba every one of them has really reached out to us in many ways and in large measures that has been part of the reason why we made so much progress in terms of clean up and addressing the challenges,” he stated.
“And beyond the Caribbean region many of our developing partners, our traditional and non-traditional partners have also responded,” Skerrit added.