PM praises CARICOM for post-Erika support

PM Skerrit with CARICOM SG Irwin LaRocque
PM Skerrit with CARICOM SG Irwin LaRocque

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.

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9 Comments

  1. bigest government in Caribbean
    September 13, 2015

    biggest government 18 ministers smallest producers big salaries to non performance

  2. the right to know
    September 12, 2015

    how much money has Dominica the state has receive since Erika or is it not the nations Dan businesses ? and that we should go to hell three times like the PM told to when such question was ask of him

  3. GMVL
    September 11, 2015

    And so, Erika’s lesson is on unity and solidarity. May it be a lesson well learned.

  4. September 11, 2015

    What happen to Obama

  5. September 11, 2015

    I would like to know what’s the amount funds already poured in to the government accounts, Mr.Skerit should update the Dominican people, A lot will kept away from us, All these press briefing nothing has been said .Mr.Skerit should give us an account, I strongly believe this storm could be an opportunity for Dominica to develop itself once the government spent the funds wisely.

  6. grell
    September 11, 2015

    PM let this be a lesson that we can depend on each other,we need to put Dominica back on the map as the leading agriculture island,If any of our sister islands go through this we can supply them with our agriculture products.

  7. The Evangelist?
    September 11, 2015

    Sorry Fontaine and others, Skerrit kept you all out, while he and his week, poor, and incompetent candidates are making strides for next election especially in constituencies that were close. I cannot believe a bright team like the UWP fell for that. I mean Skerrit is seen everyday receiving and thanking people for their gifts as seen above, while UWP is shut down? The man keeps using all you to dig stronger for next election while he reduced you all to a mere “unity”, which is not real. If the man was serious about unity would he not have elected members of the UWP to serve in Task Force committee? If he were serious about unity wouldn’t Mr Linton be standing next to him when he met with CARICOM? Sorry my friends, you all were taken for a ride by Skerrit. I hear you all saying that it was a “Good move by Skerrit to bring UWP on board.” I beg to differ because I see it as a ‘Smart’ move and not good.

    • The Real Facts
      September 12, 2015

      You call yourself an evangelist? You fail in this respect.
      Some people never cease being negative and throwing words.
      Should you be told to think that Hon. Skerrit is the Prime Minister of Dominica? As PM, it is his duty to thank all those who assisted in some way, especially Heads of State and those who head contingents. Where is your respect? It is people as you who contribute to division and disunity.

  8. The Evangelist?
    September 11, 2015

    Another proof that UWP was tricked by Skerrit in that “Unity” business. Why are they trying to make us believe there is political unity and news item I hear or read skerrit is the one featured, and Lenox is never with there with him? I like to call things as I see it and based on what I can see, Skerrit used the UWP in that unity talk to make them stay where they were before Erica while he and his DLP are seen as heroes. If unity was real and not just talk, wouldn’t Mr. Linton be standing next to Skerrit whenever he addresses the nation and Linton would have something to say as well? Skerrit knew that after Erica, UWP had nothing to lose while the DLP had everything to lose; by bringing them together he shut them out while he is on DBS every night. When he managed to convince UWP about all 21 elected parliamentarians serving, he knew very well that he left his 15 seats in tact for next election while he kept people like Fontaine, Felix, Baptist, Ronald, Monel and others out for…

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