Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has expressed Dominica’s solidarity with the Cuban Revolution and the Cuban people in remarks made on his arrival in the Spanish-speaking island to pay respect to Fidel Castro, who passed recently.
He spoke of the continued fight for removing a US blockade against Cuba.
“We are not here to mourn the death of Fidel, we are here to celebrate the life of Fidel Castro,” Skerrit said. “And to say to the Cuban people that the solidarity which we expressed and extended to you, we shall continue to express the solidarity to the great people of the Cuban Revolution.”
He said with Castro’s passing, more struggles lie ahead.
“With the death of Fidel there is still more struggle,” the Prime Minister said. “We have to continue to fight for the removal of this unjust blockade against the Cuban people and rest assured that our voices will be even louder than ever before.”
He again reiterated Dominica’s solidarity with the Cuban people and the Cuban Revolution.
“And so you must know, the Cuban people, that we stand in absolute solidarity with you the Cuban people and the Cuban Revolution,” he stated.
He described Castro as a “great friend, a mentor, a teacher, and a comrade.”
Castro died on November 25, 2016 at 90. He ruled Cuba for 47 years.