PM Skerrit expresses solidarity with British gov’t in terrorist attack

The injured being assisted after the attack

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has expressed solidarity with the British government following a suicide bombing at a concert at the Manchester Arena in England on Monday.

Media reports indicate that 22 people were killed and 59 injured in the blast at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande.

Skerrit said the attack was the action of cowards.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families and loved-ones in Manchester, England this evening as a result of the actions of cowards,” he said in a Facebook post. “My solidarity is with the British Government.

In a statement, British Prime Minister, Theresa May said it was “now beyond doubt that the people of Manchester and of this country have fallen victim to a callous terrorist attack” that targeted “defenceless young people”.

It is the worst terrorist attack in the UK since the 7 July bombings in 2005, in which 52 people were killed by four suicide bombers, the BBC said.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack but supporters of Islamic State have been celebrating it on social media.

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  1. Jaja
    May 24, 2017

    There should be no focus on Skerrit here:
    He did what he had to do as PM of a democratic, Commonwealth state.
    I feel for the victims of this attack.
    UK general Elections coming soon. This attack may help PM May who was accused of doing a u turn on her referendum stance. Her poll numbers were in free falls. ISIS has certainly taken the heat off her.
    Now, with this terrible tragedyin Manchester the public may just UNITE behind their Leader.

  2. done&done
    May 24, 2017

    DNO won’t release my facts bearing comments. You know what wise men say? “Rust never sleeps.”

  3. UK Dominican
    May 24, 2017

    It would be much better for Skerrit to stop selling our passports to people from countries that have known terrorist connections. It now transpires that the Manchester bomber received secret terrorist training in Syria.
    I am very worried that before long the authorities in the U.K. and the rest of Europe will put visa restrictions on Dominica passport holders because they can not be trusted.

  4. Let The Truth Be Known - Original
    May 24, 2017

    The issue here is what occurred in Manchester. Consider the shock, the anxiety, pain and suffering of the victims. Some people of the Caribbean/West Indies may have had relatives at that function who could have been killed and/or badly injured.
    My heartfelt sympathy to the families of the deceased.
    May those who are injured be healed in time.
    It is sad that these days we hesitate going out to a function for fear of the wicked action of ISIS.
    I feel sorry for those terrorists leaders. I pray God forgave the terrorists who are ignorant and brainwashed. They are told there will be seven virgins waiting for them in Heaven. There are no such virgins waiting for them. Fools to believe that. It may be Hell waiting for them.
    God has his plans for eternity, from the beginning of time.
    Our Lord said: “In Heaven they neither marry nor are handed in marriage.”
    Woe to those who teach differently. You will be sadly mistaken when you close your eyes in death.

  5. May 23, 2017

    History propels every action and reaction in ones lifetime be it private or political, at times i tend not to respond but i need to set the records straight.First, i’m an African that was brought to Dominica to create wealth for England,knowing my history and being aware of all the atrocities committed by England against every ethnic group on the face of this earth, sympathy is not forth coming on my side.there is no difference between living and dying, but dying is the beginning of a new life, and what ever crimes one commits in a previous life, you pay for in this life ,and vice versa, now check the present situation in DA, where forgiving is never spoken of , do i sense double standards? or just twisted minds, when England jets drops bonds on innocent men, women and children in afghanistan, iraq and lybia, killing randomly, the news are not shown on your tv screens no sympathy is rendered,its distant because you have been programmed to believe these people are terrorist .BD.

    • Tjebe fort
      May 24, 2017

      Bob, reality check brother. You were born in Dominica and Dominica is not Africa. If you prefer Africa, well go there my boy so you can join with many of our brothers and sisters there risking their lives to escape from there trying to get to England through Libya to get repressed? Man, perhaps you are in a time warp and born two hundred years too late.
      I really feel sorry for you bro. because you must be very bitter. .

  6. LifeandDeath
    May 23, 2017

    #Dominica, a place where Gov’t treat it’s people like fools and piously pray for the Good of Citizens of another country.
    We all empathize with the people affected in the blasts in Manchester..but who cares for the small dictatorship being created under this same Skerrit!!
    Dominicans are also suffering..and Skerrit should be the last to come out and talk in solidarity..he is systematically destroying the future of Dominica.

  7. DD
    May 23, 2017

    What about the atrocities in Venezuela??

  8. May 23, 2017

    Life’ a continuous cycle, and what ever one does is never forgotten, at times we need to take a back seat and make our own analysis in silence. Iraq, Libya,syria,afghanistan in our present era, india,south Africa, china, kenya, i can go on and on , it all came to an end when Hitler broke their bridges, destroying their empire,there by ending England’s brand of slavery and colonialism. My father ,aunties and uncles going to england in the 50′ and 60′ was exposed to racism,they never knew existed prior to they going to England, seeking a better life. It is well documented, that the wrongs you do will hunt you from generation to generation, incarnation to incarnation. the young people of England are today paying the price of their parents, grandparents,and great grand parents for the evils committed on the innocent peoples of the world.What goes around will surely come around. Hotep.

    • no name
      May 23, 2017

      You need to get a life

    • Titiwi
      May 23, 2017

      Mr. Denis, you mean to say that this atrocity was committed out of attribution to the the suffering of our forebears on slave ships? I sure hope they find the perpetrator is not found to be one of brethren converted to the vile cause of ISIS and its insidious slaughter of innocents. Whatever you say, there is no justification or excuse for this.

    • Proud Dominican
      May 23, 2017

      You are evil. Children as young as 8 were murdered and this is your view on such a wicked attack. The dead and injured are not only white British.

      Yes we were and still are being subjected to racism (I’ve lived in England for most of my life). Hope you are aware that there is racism in Dominica. People will always fear what they see as different.

      I see people like you as typical Cee U Next Tuesday’s

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      May 24, 2017

      The government welcomed them. Some of the people did not. You cannot blame them all.
      Dominica has had its own racism dating back to the past, on their very own people and they were not slaves. All countries for that matter. Therefore, let us address the issue we have at hand. ISIS is responsible for this and for brainwashing even the home-grown ones to commit this atrocity.
      God has taken note. They have condemned themselves. They will receive their just recompense in time.

    • Sadformyhome
      May 24, 2017

      This person is simply saying karma is not gentle and doesn’t care about feelings. Of course the situation is sad and disheartening. But these types of this are inevitable when we choose to not consider consequences of our actions. Sadly our children and future generations suffer for it with no real understanding of why this is happening. Being offended does no good. Learn and pave a better path for our future generations.

  9. Illegal becomes Legal
    May 23, 2017

    While I join the Pm to express solidarity with the British government and the people, I must say I feel very disturbed at the moment until the investigations are over and we know who the culprits were. As of now it has been rumored that Saudis working for ISIS maybe responsible for this. In the event that it is true, I am particularly afraid as a Dominican because I know that our Passports were sold in Saudi Arabia like hot bread and you just never know what desperate people will do. So I call on the PM to promise us that none of our CIB citizens are involved

    • More dar rah
      May 23, 2017

      Took the words right out of my mouth. It’s one thing to be in solidarity – quite another to endanger peoples security with the sale of passports. And not just in Saudia Arabia – the middle east in general.

    • Proud Dominican
      May 23, 2017

      Born in Manchester. He HAD his British passport. At he age of 22 the cowardly scum most probably went to school/college with some of the victims.

    • Sadformyhome
      May 24, 2017

      He doesn’t care. He is busy setting up red clinic to bribe his way into a another election victory. I just don’t understand why we continue to support bad habits in our leaders. Stop going to the stupid red clinic. Demand job creation. This CBI thing will be catastrophic to our children. They will end up paying the price for our carelessness.

  10. May 23, 2017

    Skerrit you doh even have ripe fig in your country but you calling them terrorist cowards?

  11. IV CALL
    May 23, 2017

    Nothing compare to my fore parents slave ship voyage from our homeland in Africa. Oh what pain it must have been. Wicked men still exist, and will continue to the end of time. Peace and security should be a human rights; Not just the “privileged” rights. SHALOM

    • Me
      May 23, 2017

      Indeed. Many brutish people were also sent on shave ship. Terrible atrocity. Read about the poor people in London and Ireland who were shipped to the Caribbean nation the same terrible conditions all those years ago. However this is not related to Muslim terrorists blowing people up with nail bombs. Do try to stay with the current.

      • West Indian
        May 23, 2017

        Yes but look where you, the descendants up. Some of you proud to be Dominicans and calling it your home. Try to live in Africa if you want to be in your motherland. These terrorists are killing people. The people not getting herded anywhere. The peoples’ lives getting cut short.

      • IV CALL
        May 23, 2017

        Hello! I’m talking about my people, OK!!!! Not talking of Ireland, London, India or no other peoples. I’m current enough but will not forget the past. The results of the past have been trending for several hundred years unto this very minute like a cancer.

    • Man bites Dogs
      May 23, 2017

      @ IV CALL, Now you have the chance why on earth you don’t get back to your homeland in Africa, after 200+years someone might recognised you, and do us a favour just like Fontaine did !! :oops:

      • IV CALL
        May 23, 2017

        With all the partitions and planned wars and starvation and looting of all the precious stones and the hostility staged; There is no longer an Africa. What’s left by these %&# are fragments of everything and famine. :twisted: And by the way, I was comparing suffering.

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