PM Skerrit thanks T&T for Maria assistance

The Prime Minister attended a mass in Trinidad on Saturday

Saying that he is inspired by the outpouring of love and assistance received by Dominica after Hurricane Maria, Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit has thanked the twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago for its assistance in the wake of the disaster.

He spoke at a Thanksgiving Mass at the St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church in Barataria, Trinidad on Saturday November 25th, 2017.er

He stated that the response to Maria has been overwhelming.

“The response from all and sundry has been overwhelming! But to date, nothing impacted me more than the image of that long snake of loaded containers making its way to the Port of Spain docks for shipment to Roseau, Dominica,” he said. “I liked the effort. I value the assistance given. But nothing compares to the spirit of the Trinidadian….in times…like these.”

He said Trinidad’s efforts have lifted the spirit of Dominica.

“You lifted us! You lifted our spirits…..you lifted our souls. Those video clips touched the hearts of all Dominicans…because we knew and felt that someone cared. And, that help…was on its way,” he noted.

The Prime Minister stated that words cannot express his gratitude and the deep sense of appreciation to the government and people of Trinidad.

“As Caribbean people we use the term ‘brothers and Sisters’ rather loosely and more so, in relation to our geographical connections,” he remarked. “But the spirit I saw displayed by Trinidadians and other Caribbean nationals in the aftermath of these hurricanes showed me that the bond that exists between us is much more than geographical. I saw brother reaching across the sea to brother! Sister to sister! Parent to parent and….friend to friend. Let none be in doubt, my Brothers and Sisters in Christ, that the Caribbean…is one.”

The Prime Minister reiterated his position on climate change that he has been talking about since the category-5 hurricane devastated Dominica.

“Climate Change is real, my Brothers and Sisters,” he stated. “We are on the frontline of this real threat to our existence. Our response must be united and strong.”

The mass was celebrated by Fr. Elton Letang, who is from the community of Giraudel and who is doing ministry in Trinidad.

The Prime Minister addressing the congregation
Skerrit shakes hands with Fr. Elton Letang of Giraudel

 

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6 Comments

  1. Caribbean Blessings
    November 28, 2017

    I wish to express our Thanks and appreciation to the government, health and security personnel, also the support groups and citizens of Trinidad and Tobago. Thanks also to our other sister Caribbean islands and neighbors near And far. You came to our aid in 2015 after TS Erika and again after Hurricane Maria when Dominica is at its most vulnerable. When I see the men and women in uniform, I feel secure and calm. I thank them personally to let them know we are not taking this help for granted. I am a survivor of hurrricane David and at that time help was more visible from the UK and US… we have grown as CAribbean countries We are also grateful for help from the international countries. We are forever united as Caribbean people. Blessings.

  2. Massacre
    November 28, 2017

    But is only DLP supporters that getting help

    • D/can to de bone F
      November 28, 2017

      Your comment is rubbish if so report it.. the hot lime is thereasy . You all like to complain and don’t take positive action. MAYBE you are glue to a political party …a boom boom fly that why you saying this ….Amen

  3. Peace
    November 27, 2017

    Much love and appreciation to the government and people of Trinidad for your assistance … Caribbean Strong!!

  4. Man bites Dogs
    November 27, 2017

    Thank you to T&T for the helps you guys have given to Dominica, T&T have always been a good friend to Dominica since the time of Dr Eric Williams and beyond once again Garcias armigos.

    • November 28, 2017

      It’s good that the PM thanked the Government and people of Trinidad and Tobago because they were one of the first who came forward to help us we will be forever be grateful , we also hope that the people forgave us for the bad attitude that were displayed at the Port in Roseau by the Gov’t representative who were coordinating things, who needs a full course of Customer Service training and that goes for other employees of the Government and their Agents, they may not know but it’s a bad reflection on the Island and that’s why we couldn’t understand why Skerrit or Tony didn’t condemned such a behavior , it was some what surprising. So many different situations can result with better results if many had proper basic customer service training . Maybe the Minister of Education could put a course in Customer Services together where every one could benefit from we just have to learn to do things differently this time around The Hurricane showed us lots of ways of doing…

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