PM Skerrit to address St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia

PM Skerrit

Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit is the first leader from the English speaking Caribbean to be invited to speak at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.

The Prime Minister will address the Forum as a panelist on the platform for the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) -Latin America and the Caribbean: Cooperation Gains Momentum.

The St Petersburg International Economic Forum will be convened under the Theme “Achieving a New Balance on the Global Stage” and will run from June 1st to 3rd.

Amongst the international attendees at the forum will be the Secretary General of the United Nations, The Prime Minister of India, The Chancellor of Austria, as well as many international political and business leaders.

The President of the Russian Federation, H.E Vladimir Putin, is expected to deliver the feature address on day two of the three-day forum, which is expected to have over 4000 attendees in all.

Prime Minister Skerrit is expected to hold high level discussions with Government Officials including the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov.

The Prime Minister is accompanied by Ambassador Steve Ferrol, Secretary to the Cabinet.

Hon. Reginald Austrie is the Acting Prime Minister.

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88 Comments

  1. Carrotop
    June 5, 2017

    God forbid!

  2. mine
    June 4, 2017

    Mr. PM, I am very disturb with that Russia bussiness. See what is happening to Trump.

  3. Malgraysa
    June 2, 2017

    Today, 2 June 2017,Russia New Now published a brief press release saying that the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov met with Roosevel Skerrit on the “side lines” of the 21st. St. Petersburg Economic Forum. No mentionk of an exclusive meeting or a big address by our Prime Minister to the assembled forum
    see: http://www.therussophile.org/press -release-on-foreign-minister-sergey-lavrov meeting……..

  4. bigger
    June 2, 2017

    This is tremendous history will show he is the most visionary leader we will ever have in Dominica. Haters will try to belittle you they know deep down you are the finish article. Dominica is moving forward because it’s our time now. The Dominica train has left the station enroot to a prosperous Dominica. HURRAH! !

    This time Linton cannot come. There is no way he will get through security

  5. June 2, 2017

    You just have to find where the “BOBOL” is and you present on stage…yes sah…

  6. ATKINSON
    June 2, 2017

    Nice :-P The “Comrade_Supermo” has finally made it to the mecca of past, red, communist,leftist, socialist, marxist_leninist revolutionary, paradise. Will we see comrade skerrit “goose stepping” with a AK47 in Red Square, visiting Lenin’s mausoleum, the socialist god. After all vladimir lenin was the first dictator to have an NEP program, and it did not work :mrgreen: maybe a selfie with a bear. Or maybe he brought a passport/citizenship for Eward Snowden, puttin would not mine, if the supremo, take snowden back to dominica Or maybe he is shopping for a Dacha, to run to, with all the bad news that’s coming. But have a toast of vodka and caviar, and buy some russian hats, there are some very cold months coming in dominica, for some people

  7. The Sick Doctor
    June 2, 2017

    The very first paragraph of this government press briefing starts with the laborites boasting of Skerrit being the FIRST pm in the Eastern Caribbean to address such event. But the question is, WHY? It cannot be because he has successfully brought economic prosperity to Dominica because the truth is, his economy is on the brink of a major collapse and he has no idea of what to do. Infact he has so badly destroyed our economy that he has to give young mothers pampas because he has acknowledged that for the first time in our historyfathers can’t provide.

  8. UK Dominican
    June 2, 2017

    People, wake up from your slumber and educate yourselves. Don’t you think the government would have trumpeted this well before if our leader had been officially invited to address this Forum instead of sneaking away like a thief in the nigh?. It is no more than an international trade show for business and finance, held every year in St. Petersburg for the last twenty years. Roosevelt Skerrit will be a panelist at one of the side activities of this event.

  9. zando
    June 2, 2017

    how many passports? 40, 000? how much for the cheapest one? 200, 000? ok.

  10. free
    June 1, 2017

    Lord have mercy on Dominica please, Save us Lord. Deliver us Lord

  11. XXOO
    June 1, 2017

    Only fools enter where Angels fear to tread….Skerrit will surely learn t

  12. Hendricks ismael
    June 1, 2017

    Some people make history , and some people write history . For the past 15 yrs Dr Roosevelt skerritt made history in dominica and all over the world . He is trying his best to bring his people along and share the wealth . But if you have to many lazy people begging you cannot put the blame on one man . Blame the British for creating people who depends on government to solve all problems . Stop saying is so it is, you can change that , give a full days work for your money . You can read about any body any where in the world that’s wealthy they think and work hard. They don’t go to roseau sing and begg for their supper . Why is so many people in roseau every day ? . They say we are poor why so many cars?.

    • hmm
      June 4, 2017

      Shame on you.

  13. Hendricks ismael
    June 1, 2017

    Are we ever going to wake up , or are we going to stay in a deep sleep forever . What is our purpose in this life , to wait for government and begg. Why are we getting educated for , I see no hope we do not even order the food we eat. We were trained by the British to serve , in the entire caribean we still do that . Start thinking of c reateing and doing for selve make it your daily routine in your mind, stop with the political garbage every day , have a plan and you will succeed in controlling your destiny . In dominica they say we are like cockroaches don’t believe that, because cockroaches have no brains . Every island in the Caribbean the businesses are not owned by you why? . Stop engaging is stupid politics that will not help you think . We do so well with carnival , why can’t we do the same with business.

  14. Hendricks ismael
    June 1, 2017

    I appreciate and compliment finance prime minister Dr Roosvelt skerritt on a job well done. Thank you for making theCBI funds available to great sons and daughters of the nature island . Mr Sam Raphael has a good track record of building things and c reateing jobs. The lawerence brothers brilliant people who will also do well. The millions of $made available for all Dominicans who wants to create new jobs. We got our independence from Britain 39 yrs ago have we progressed yes, but the question is how much , buy what you hear every day on social media is there a plan to control our destiny no. We owned the electric plant at one time we sold it for nothing , we sold the cable company to lime. There is not one single African in the caribean that’s a billionaire , we don’t even own the beer company in dominica . Mr Denis O’Brien mission statement is , win cash , free groceries , or minutes to call back. From Ireland with a plan to create a brand to make billions , while we sleep, and…

  15. June 1, 2017

    Well done Prime Minister. You cannot keep a good man down.

  16. Roch
    June 1, 2017

    To all those that saying the PM leaving the country. Yes he is . I learned in life nothing stay hides for ever, he will be out of office one day and the breaking news will be ‘ former prime minister of Dominic a arrested for ……………..’ Let him enjoy being a head of state with immunity. IT WILL END ONE DAY .

  17. The St Petersburg International Economic Forum will be convened under the Theme “Achieving a New Balance on the Global Stage”

    Any Caribbean prime minister who would get caught up in this “New Balance on the Global stage” has to be an idiot! How come they did not invite anybody from a larger more developed Caribbean Nation? Is it not ironic that the less educated prime minister in the region is the one they chose to be a patsy?

    Putin “New Balance on the Global Stage” is what America, experienced during the last election in 2016, when the Russians under the orders of Putin interfered by hacking Hilary E-mail, generating false information about her, which caused her to loose the election to Donald Trump! His presence in Russia will make us look good to the U. S. and the rest of the world; especially the United States.

    Fools usually rush in where Angeles fear to thread!

  18. Me again
    June 1, 2017

    Russia!? HAHAHAH

  19. joy
    June 1, 2017

    The first caribbean leader to be invited to speak at the St Petersburg International Forum.The other leaders are not as dumb as Dominica’s Prime Minister.While you are there sir, meet the CEO of Cyprus Bank and the President of VEB Bank.The election money is there .

  20. KID ON THE BLOCK
    June 1, 2017

    Leadership. PM, You are the best amongst the rest. That’s what that have BOSZO and rest of the BLUES going crazy. Skerrit you are a stepping razor. Best of luck to you.

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      June 1, 2017

      By the way DNO isn’t the One who is to pay 25,000 pounds by next week news to you?

  21. Donald_Trump_IQ_156
    June 1, 2017

    When World War III breakout in the middle east i want to see skerro send troops to join russia and china to fight America & Britain, all u fellas will learn the hard way. Trump might just throw a bomb like he did in Afghanistan on Dominica, keep pushing him still. 8)

  22. Doc. Love
    June 1, 2017

    Don’t be surprised, the CBI money slowing down, Skeritt will make a move to be more associated to Russia. Fidel is dead, Cuba appears to be welcoming the Americans and their businesses, the Russians might be seriously thinking of a replacement for Cuba. Remember, I said it first.

  23. June 1, 2017

    Chupes, to say what?

  24. done&done
    June 1, 2017

    This guy is unable to do anything but beg and con.

  25. June 1, 2017

    U all don’t get it what is the big deal with skerritt in St. Peter’sburge russa, at a forum there is no rocket seience to that forum JUST TO ADRESS’ fountain is the man

  26. June 1, 2017

    Pm skeritt is the man there is no stopping him big moves

    • %
      June 1, 2017

      Skerrit said “Chavez For Ever”…Chavez was stopped…You seem to be silly enough, not to understand that,but yes he can and will be stopped..People said that about Ghaddafi,Amin,Noriega,etcThey were all stopped!
      SKERRIT MUST GO!
      SKERRIT MUST GO!
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!

  27. FOOD
    June 1, 2017

    I am very happy about this news but at the same time skeptical.

  28. My little take
    June 1, 2017

    It’s been alleged that the Russians interfered with the 2016 US presidential elections and as a result, Trump became President. As we speak we know there is a lot of investigation going on in the US as the FBI is busy working to ensure that doesn’t happen in the US again. Interestingly the same Russian whose name is alleged to involved in this allegation is that of foreign minister Surgey Lavrov, whom Skerrit will hold high level conversation with. We know Skerrit is desperate and wants to win the next election at all costs so he could remain in power. Is he now turning to the Russians like Trump, to see if they will interfere with our election, since his plot to legalize election bribery​ failed last week? No matter what, Skerrit is playing with fire and he really looking for trouble

    • Dominican
      June 1, 2017

      You trembling we :mrgreen:

    • NUWPl
      June 1, 2017

      Hahahahaha u are just a joke.

      Think is he dat playing with fire.

      All u don’t know uno. Keep provoking Dominicans still.

      A meeting in Russia u tying it to dominica politics just like ur leader tying everything to PM.

      What he should tie is his waist for the moneys he has to pay. Cus he don’t see nothing yet.

      And FYI the election bill didn’t fail. Ok. Just remember you all didn’t want it. That’s all I will say.

      And trouble will not come bcus God is on our site.

      But the police will not tolerate you all for much longer. Just remember that.

      So go pm go. Go on to raise the money for us.

      If the mighty America and China can deal with Russia why can’t we.

      And the good thing is you are down to address the president of Russia. Booooooy that is respect we boy for a country with only 72,000 people.

      PM boy the world will look up to u for leadership after u leave politics wen Demitry becomes a grandfather.

      We are the people not them.

      SO GO ON…

    • @My little take June 1, 2017 –“we know Skerrit is desperate to win the next election bla bla bla!”.

      What kind of stupidity is that? PM Skirrit have had 3 terms of working with the people of Dominica, who have loved and appreciate him as their Prime Minister; the people have given full confidence; you people need to stop repeating the stupid thoughts of others; use your own thoughts!

      The man was invited, he did not push himself in; what is the trouble that he is looking for. You all should be thankful that he is putting Dominica on the map–where no one knew she existed, through his wit, charisma, and a God fearing man. You people need to acknowledge that God is working for Dominica through our Prime Minister, along with his men and women of Dominica. And what God has planned to come forth for us, so will it be.

      • Once again PM Skerrit has a page in History–“the first leader from the English speaking Caribbean to be invited to speak at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum”. But then again this means nothing to the fools like you. You all have no comprehension or understanding of the things which a positive.

        It would be so great for Dominica, if the World was not reading the thoughts of darkness, futility, and death, that is produced in you all’s disgusting and carnal minds–it is bad for our reputation.

      • “Once again PM Skerrit has a page in History–”(Waste OF Time Elizabeth Xavier).

        Idiot Elizabeth, what page of history has Dr. Punjab created?

        Hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahhahahah!

        Don’t you know they are only using Roosevelt Skerrit: Putin vowed to destroy the worlds democracy as we know it, that is why he interfered into the last U. S. general election, disseminating false information and lies about Hilary, causing her to lose the election.

        They know Skerrit is a joke, and ignorant man who like to force his big head into a square hole where his body cannot pass, so they decided to use him! Don’t you find it strange there are better educated Prime Ministers, from more developed islands in the entire Caribbean they could have invited; they however, went to the lessor develop of all to get someone with a shallow mentality to make a fool of himself?

  29. Prolific
    June 1, 2017

    I been saying all along Dominica PM IS A WORLD LEADER so, help is never far away. To speak before four thousand 4000 world leaders, Good God, what an achievement. I achieved my goal. My next wish to follow is FRANCINE BARON FOR NEXT LABOUR PM.Before I say goodbye to news online.Laplaine Observer, you are not educated but you did learn some skills. The cross, The OLD mill and SISARI RIVER Only Labour can put them right because CEE CEE IS no longer there, if you love your village put it right with Labour.

  30. john3 16
    June 1, 2017

    Just to note that the laborites alone that is fighting this war, i not in it

    • Dominican
      June 1, 2017

      I don’t see Labourites blocking road, collecting bags of stones and making coolwosh songs then blaming people? They tell their UWP friends to mash up their cars, make their life hell then they come on radio and disassociate themselves while the fools in the heat ,,,,mmmm

  31. Justice
    June 1, 2017

    My friend Dr. Thompson Fountain accepted a job that every other qualified economists turned down because of the high risk to life and instability in that part of the world and UWP supporters glorified him. Mr Skerrit is the first Caribbean leader being invited to speak at such an auspicious forum in Russia and UWP supporters are demonizing him. I think that it’s very commendable that the prime minister of a tiny nation is invited to speak at such a high level forum. I personally certainly would not have accepted Dr. Thompson’s job. Let’s give Jack his Jacket people.

    • done&done
      June 1, 2017

      He is COMMUNIST! That’s why. :twisted:

    • %
      June 1, 2017

      Stop being an idiot..Are you academically trying to compare Skerrit to Dr Fontaine?Why are you not attending night school?Can Skerrit debate?What does Skerrit know about Economics?Can Skerrit acquire a PhD in anything?He can buy one though,they are on sale everywhere..So go educate yourself,and stop your high grade idiocy!
      SKERRIT MUST GO!
      SKERRITUST GO!
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!

    • You are such an idiot!

      Do you have a tally of the number of economists in the world at this moment? How did you manage to deduce such rubbish? There are millions of trained economists, so are you suggesting that everyone turned down some crap because of high risk: that’s nonsense! Are you suggesting Thomson is such an idiot that he would sacrifice his life for a few dollars?

      How stupid are you?

      Fountain was offered the job, because of his competent record working within the World Bank! His job did not involve cheap political rhetoric, his Ph. D. earned him that job, his quality was recognized by the British Government, which offered him the job!

      And I suggest his business there is not to steal, but to aid in the setting up of a country!

    • truth , shall set you free
      June 1, 2017

      he is so
      backward, he falls for anything

    • June 2, 2017

      so what so special about that?

    • June 2, 2017

      The Prime Minister of India, the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, the Chancellor of Austria – Sergey Lavrov – a lovely, lovely bunch of nefariosos if there ever was one :).

      Our dimpled friend will be in the best company ever. Addressing the world stage as PM of a country whose achievements are: perpetual bankruptcy; totally reliant on selling its passports to anyone who has between $25k and $100K to pay for them; a population of around 70 thousand of some of the poorest and dumbest people of the world.

      Why on earth would any serious world leaders want to listen to the PM of such a country????? Hmmmnnnnn….. something’s wrong with this picture :)

      • Tjebe fort
        June 2, 2017

        Scampy my boy, I don’t believe a bit of this propaganda put out by the government machine. You know they only came with that press release because they were found out by some sharp eyed Dominicans and now try to make capital out of it. If that presentation and speech to all these important people is for real let them show it by you tube or on facebook. I am waiting with baited breath.

      • Emile Dominique
        June 3, 2017

        @Scampy…. “A lovely lovely bunch of nafariosos” ……5000 people including 1000 Americans. So why should the leader of a poor country with “70,000 of the (black) poorest and dumbest people in all the world” was able to talk too such a group.
        Dominica is not an important country neither is its poor leaders. So why hate us so much!?
        Your posting is like that of Roy Williams and Kenneth Rijock and UWP members who are just haters and are all out to degrade and destroy Dominica
        What have we ever done to you or to your fellow Americans to have so much hatred in your hard heart for us. You sound like a KKK ready to lynch black people.

  32. It's my damn business too man!
    June 1, 2017

    PM Skerrit was also the only prime Minister to address the Macau conference organized by NG Lap Seng and co in 2015 and less than the weeks later they were Al arrested by the FBI, except Dr. Skerrit for now. So let’s wait to hear what will happen

  33. Donald_Trump_IQ_156
    June 1, 2017

    Why go Russia when they help get monfared?

  34. June 1, 2017

    And I trust that he will represent us well! Good luck to you PM

  35. June 1, 2017

    Dominica seems to be loaded with social media junkies, who refused to do the necessary research before posting their comments. International geopolitics are changing every moment , every day, and any decision taken by e.g G7 or neocolonial international groupings, have both direct and indirect implications for both developed and developing nations, Dominica is not exempted. Russia , might be able to help this tiny island in a lot of different ways, the last time i checked, nothing is forthcoming from the former slave and colonial masters, and with the CBI under tremendous local and to a lesser extent international pressure, alternatives must be on the table. Give jack his jacket when it is deserving. Politics is a very unforgiving system, and politicians will make and continue to make mistakes, regardless of which country their from, the amount of pressure imposed on Mr Skerrit, Mr Linton will be in the same scenario when ever or if ever he attains the office of PM. Lets be objective.

    • Dominican
      June 1, 2017

      Lennox will just coolwosh dem nah!

  36. Titiwi
    June 1, 2017

    Could this have been organized to divert attention away from the Ng Lap Seng trial, which was due to have started in New York this week? However, at the last minute the authorities decided to delay this to the end of June. Mr. Skerrit would not have known this until a few days ago, too late to cancel his trip to St. Petersburg.

  37. June 1, 2017

    Good luck my visionary leader!

  38. Anselmo
    June 1, 2017

    My Lord….Putin is world outlaw with whom none in the worl have deal (except Asad, Maduro, Kim from North Korea and other worl governors) great club for great gentelmans

  39. Sylvester Cadette
    June 1, 2017

    For any clear thinking person of whichever political platform or divide or political tribe, the issue of the Prime Minister’s visit to Russia and his impending address to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia transcends petty politics. A prime minister must seek out new wholesome alliances and forge diplomatic and economic ties and strengthen such ties where they already exist. every issue surrounding our wholesome sustainable development must be dealt with and treated on its merit.

    I think the PM’s move to address this Forum is prudent and timely and an opportunity to foster more close knit economic ties. The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is an ideal economic sector platform to engage conglomerate and multi-sectoral companies from diverse countries. I applaud this move. MY DEEPEST PRAYER AND HOPE IS THAT HE HAS THE RIGHT DELEGATION WITH HIM!!!
    There are many issue to discuss: ….
    There are quite a few issues that can be addressed

    • Sylvester Cadette
      June 1, 2017

      Issues as the airport. In 24 April I wrote this comment: https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/economy-development/international-airport-to-cost-us220-million-pm-skerrit/
      Once the location for the airport is determined beyond a shadow of doubt, the EIA and soil test must be done. The cost of the studies are invariable factored into the overall cost of the airport. Once we have all this done and there is a “GO” all Dominicans should rally together for its success. The Partners ?

      RUSSIA –
      the Russian Ministry of Defense & civil Aviation Ministry could build a runway at one blink; I would request assistance from Moscow for all earth Movement and building the runway, apron, taxi-way and the Tower. they would bring in all the heavy equipment. Prime Minister please take a delegation to Russia

      CHINA
      Completely furnished terminal building, Buildings for Fire Service and triage wing.

      USA
      Navigation equipment and tower equipment;

      • Sylvester Cadette
        June 1, 2017

        I would also discuss ECONOMIC RESILIENCE, linking it with Climate Change and food security.
        Invariably, I would link food security with health and wellness, tourism. There is an increasingly booming Middle Class in Russia and they spend big. I see them in Barbados and recently, while on assignment in Punta Cana in Dominican Republic, at the resort the place was awash with tourists from Russian and East Bloc countries. How do I know? I speak their language (Russian) fluently and interacted with some of them.
        I would discuss AGRO PROCESSING & LIGHT MANUFACTURING (especially including ICT & electronic components). Russia & Ukraine is well known for Telecommunications and APP Development. How do I know? I was trained there :)
        I would discuss Renewable Energy: wind & solar to buttress what is being done in Geothermal & Hydro.

        I wish the PM and his Delegation ALL THE SUCCESS.
        My other admonition to the PM is: On your return please ensure a CLEAN BACK YARD in every respect.

  40. June 1, 2017

    I wish you all the best in your presentation PM!

  41. jihan
    June 1, 2017

    Bad news for our country,RUSSIANS WILL BE BUYING DOMINICA SOON.

    • June 1, 2017

      Negative mind like your leader

    • Dominican
      June 1, 2017

      Chinese not buying again? Hahaha since is not Linton that does something good you all blue vex. Go follow your coolwosh leader

  42. Islander'
    June 1, 2017

    TO all THE Haters, MUCH LOVE to you too. ???Good TO go. How proud I am of Mr. Skeritte ????

  43. truththe
    June 1, 2017

    My God, playing with Putin ? Dominica in great trouble . My PM do not know what he is about. All catholics supporter or not of the Labour Party pray a Hail Mary for Dominica. Just see how Putin is playing with America much less for little Dominica. The Caribbean is heading for great trouble through my PM , Alas. I am afraid.

    • June 1, 2017

      Go pray for your self

  44. Happy
    June 1, 2017

    Thanks and kudos kudos to our visionary leader. That’s a great Honor Sir! :)

    • Me
      June 1, 2017

      What honor? He invited himself.

      • Dominican
        June 1, 2017

        Salty much :mrgreen:

  45. June 1, 2017

    Skerrit you are playing the wrong game with the wrong set of people because you are still a boy in this trade.Don’t play with fire Skerrit before it is too late.Wake up and smell the coffee.

    • JOE
      June 1, 2017

      cbarryb you know he has a lot more experience in that field than all the opposition parliamentarians right? I am happy is he that is leading us and not Linton!!!!!! Linton would be clueless!!!!!

      • June 2, 2017

        I have never Spoken abut Linton.I do not support either of them but I am against Skerrit .The move he is taking right now can only be to his own dismay.

      • June 3, 2017

        You thought he had so much experience; where on earth did you know that Russia is a northern country?

  46. Shaka Zulu
    June 1, 2017

    He will definitely learn how to get help influence next election now that he is called out on bribery. Watch out for increase fake news. I see Tony Astaphans start using that fake news story already.

  47. jim john
    June 1, 2017

    can linton do that

    • ki sa
      June 1, 2017

      This is 2017 doc. Get real. World leaders will work with each other to advance their respective agendas. This is not about Linton or Skerritt.

      The question you ought to address your mind to is what is the anticipated gains for Dominica.

      • Emile Dominique
        June 3, 2017

        @ ki sa…..When the leaders of the G7, the most powerful and richest countries met no one implied motives, no ‘poor nations’ were invited. Because the leader of a POOR country gave a feature address to 5000 people including 1000 Americans in Russia, all hell broke loose in the UWP camp.
        To me that is a big plus for Dominica and the Caribbean and Latin American countries on whose behalf Skeritt was speaking. “Little Dominica” was speaking on behalf of the whole region.
        Like you said this is 2017….(this is the era of globalization). what can the region gain from this. They sure did not gain anything from the G7.

    • Yinka
      June 1, 2017

      Not in Our life time!

    • Malgraysa
      June 1, 2017

      Yes,, he could if he had minded to do so. This is a commercially organized event which one can attend for a fee. I assume that Roosevelt Skerrit opted for the Premium package, which is priced at U.S.$.7255.14 per delegate. So yes, Lennox Linton could have applied, paid his fee and attended also..
      The govt. reports that Steve Ferrol is accompanying the P.M. but is ominously quiet about Francine Baron, our Foreign Minister, who knows the Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov and has had discussions with him in Russia (Sochi) in Nov. of 2016. It would be odd if she were not present also..
      Lastly,, this government press release is stale news. The leading Russian press agency Tass reported on Roosevelt Skerrit’s attendance at this event on 25 May. As usual, we are the last to know.

      • June 1, 2017

        You all.tell him to go so when he go anywhere he don’t need to tell you all put it I. Your pipe and smoke it

  48. Laplaine Observer
    June 1, 2017

    This will be another Dominica-Putin connection just like Trump-Putin.

  49. Patience
    June 1, 2017

    Why didn’t you inform the nation on your invitation before you left. It’s too late now

  50. just saying G
    June 1, 2017

    i thought they said he cannot leave the country

    • Anonymous
      June 1, 2017

      It all depends where he is planning to and via which route. I’.m sure he did not go via New York! Monfared went to Tehran via the Dominican Republic., Cuba , and Russia after all.

    • Kc
      June 1, 2017

      When he informs some have issues, when he don’t inform that is still an issue…..so what’s the point…at least we all know now.

  51. Anthony P. Ismael
    June 1, 2017

    Chavez is gone so Skerrit is looking for another patsy to rely on. Getting tangled up with the Russians is bad news for Dominica.

    • ME
      June 1, 2017

      tell trump that lol

    • JOE
      June 1, 2017

      Why is that bad news Anthony?

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