PM Skerrit to attend high-level donor conference in New York

The Prime Minister will attend the conference in New York. File photo

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, will be attending a high-level donor/partner conference at the UN Headquarters in New York.

The event is organized by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in order to mobilise international resources for its Members devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The Prime Minister said the conference gives an opportunity for Dominica to share with partners the vision of making the island the world’s first climate resilient nation.

“It is an important opportunity for Dominica to share with our partners our vision for creating the world’s first climate resilient nation and I must say there is significant buying into that vision which we have articulated,” he stated.

He said organizations such as the UNDP and others have been assisting Dominica in reviewing the literature on climate resilience.

“So we are going to this donor’s conference, partner’s conference to share with the partners our vision,” the Prime Minister said.

The conference will be held on November 20 and 21.

It is aimed at rebuilding the devastated Members as the first climate resilient countries in the world and helping the wider CARICOM Region improve its resilience. International Development Partners, friendly countries, NGOs, prominent personalities, private sector entities, and Foundations have been invited.

CARICOM Heads of Government, the Secretaries-General of CARICOM and the United Nations will also participate.

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23 Comments

  1. viewsexpressed
    November 22, 2017

    “So we are going to this donor’s conference, partner’s conference to share with the partners our vision,” the Prime Minister said….

    Our vision Skerrit, that is the Sate of Dominica is to have you out of office as prie Minister. You have failed, you are inept, poor vision, lack developmental foresight and run a very corrupt labour government. Save our money please and resign,,,,please go.

    Skerrit Must Go

  2. My name
    November 21, 2017

    He know he is not respected again. He has to do everything himself. Do more work in your Country Sir.

  3. RastarMarn
    November 20, 2017

    Could someone please explain why does Skerrit need to be making so many presentations to the UN when there is already an ambassador assigned to the Post: An ambassador is an official envoy, especially a high-ranking diplomat who represents a state and is usually accredited to another sovereign state or to an international organization as the resident representative of their own government or sovereign or appointed for a special and often temporary diplomatic assignment.[1] The word is also often used more liberally for persons who are known, without national appointment, to represent certain professions, activities and fields of endeavor such as sales.

  4. RastarMarn
    November 20, 2017

    Aright so Marn went to the UN site to see what if this conference was scheduled, maybe Marn didn’t look well enough could somebody, anybody find the schedule as indicated in this article: https://conf.un.org/DGAACS/meetings.nsf/wByDate?OpenForm&Start=1&Count=30&Expand=3&Seq=1

  5. November 20, 2017

    I do hope sir you give Dominican accountability and transparency on every dollar you received on their behalf . Am not saying you’re dishonest but from reading and listening to your people it seems every thing in Dominica is a secrete . The people will have more trust in you if there’s transparency . Am pretty sure there’s a lot of CBI money that can go really far in doing some of the job Dominica needs to be done. The way you behaving it seems like Dominica is penny less ???

  6. dee
    November 20, 2017

    i finish with that now myself, akarbar.

  7. Yo Yo
    November 20, 2017

    Are we missing something here, this man was in America how many weeks ago begging money, he was suppose to make big announcement at the independence day parade regarding the billions of dollars he received from that trip, when independence came he said he would make his big money talk later in the month, since then silence, low and behold he is off again to America hand outstretched tongue out for more big talk, seems like talk cheap. After this trip aid may have to stop for a while to allow the containers with the billions of dollars to land at the port, after all there is only so much your pockets and brief case can hold.

    • Dominica
      November 21, 2017

      Sometimes people think money grow o n trees
      If he was sitting there it would still be a problem
      You just cannot please Dominica’s

    • Paul Rossnof
      November 21, 2017

      You only now realised that Mr. is full of it. He has taken the people of DA for fools for almost 20 years. Worse even, the majority still follow him. I guess Dominica just does not deserve better. Fools!

  8. Zor Sot
    November 20, 2017

    Just now, every two weeks PM out of island???? Tell me what is the need of him gallivanting to NY for a what?????? Come on man….. So Vincent Henderson cannot attend this what-you-may-call-it.

  9. Jesus wept
    November 20, 2017

    Fellow Dominican, Please listen to me, I beg you! Folks, we can do what we want, say what we want, love who we want and hate what we want. FOLKS, DOMINICA IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE WITH ROOSEVELT SKERRIT AS PRIME MINISTER! I don’t hate the brother but we have to call a cancer by name and address it. Skerrit says one thing and does another thing. The longer it takes us to understand this basic FACT, the longer we will stay in this crisis. Skerrit is NOT a BUILDER he is a DEMOLISHER. He is NOT HONEST, he is very DISHONEST. He is NOT trusted by international governments and donors; he is seen as a selfish, greedy, corrupt person who is willing to destroy any respected organization to get his way. So who is going to help us? As FOR ME IF skerrit remains as PM ALL HOPE for building back Dominica is GONE!

    • viewsexpressed
      November 22, 2017

      Skerrit Must Go……..lets impeach him and then he will submit his resignation letter. We need him out. Skerrit must Go

  10. Ave Maria
    November 20, 2017

    “It is an important opportunity for Dominica to share with our partners our vision for creating the world’s first climate resilient nation and I must say there is significant buying into that vision which we have articulated.” Whose vision is Skerrit talking about? Is it DLP vision? I doubt that because when you engage cabinet members on a one on one you will see they know absolutely nothing about this vision because it hasn’t been presented to them. Is it a Dominica vision? Can’t be because I have not met any Dominica be it opposition, private sector, church leader who knows anything about that vision. Is it Skerrit’s personal vision? Though I would want to think so but I even doubt that because Skerrit cannot articulate that vision. Who does Skerrit think he fooling with that? Does he think they will just give him money based on his ability to talk? Donors look for unity and continuity before they commit. What if Skerrit is not PM tomorrow what becomes of that vision?

    • Roger Burnett
      November 21, 2017

      I also have drawn a blank in finding out more about the climate resilience, etc. Initiatives. However the second paragraph of my commentary “Picking up the Pieces” may give a clue.

  11. Paul Rossnof
    November 20, 2017

    Here we go again. Mr. is travelling again! I would like to know how many days he actually stayed in Dominica since the hurricane. I would not even say anything if ever so often he actually came back with something that would benefit the nation. Why on earth is it beyond us to hold this guy accountable?? Do we know how much this man spent in the last 3 month on travel abroad? Can we affort this extravaganza?

    • Zor Sot
      November 20, 2017

      me too….. I would really like to know how much he has spent on his travels… Skerrit has not spent 3 consecutive weeks in Dominica….. and Dominicans aren’t seeing this man is just toying with their lives.

      So many logistics to this recovery process is missing, not functioning or malfunctioning yet my boy out of island every two weeks.

      “He going to beg for us”…… yet he returns with nothing to add from the countries that initially have donated!

  12. Music Producer
    November 20, 2017

    high-level donor/partner conference…we shall see 8-O

  13. Tony
    November 20, 2017

    Hello and good morning my people. Well I would like to know if our Prime Minister is appearing anywhere in Brooklyn,The Bronx,Queens or New Jersey to address our concerns about materials shipped to Dominica but our family can’t pick it up. I sent three generators and fourteen Tarps and my tracking number showed that the materials are at the port but it’s now two weeks and my family still can’t get the materials. What’s going on. I need answers from our PM.

    • November 20, 2017

      I understand what you have to say about your shipment but you also have to understand that the donations from the other Islands and Countries is of much more important than yours, the masses is at the front of the pack The ,PM did say to wait until things are under control at the port, so don’t expect that they should forget the devastation of the whole Island they are doing there best so give them a chance . What is going on is that Dominica got a lot of aid and they are trying to do there best to move it.

      • Fed up
        November 21, 2017

        A joke that man?? You really one of those foolish people that still beleave all the lies they telling us. Hope you have a roof over your head?? Open your eyes please,…. and stop supporting nonsense.

      • Zor Sot
        November 21, 2017

        THE TRUTH

        “Port officials indicated NOTHING WAS PUT IN PLACE TO HANDLE THE RECEIPT OF RELIEF”….. This is per reports from CNC3 out of Trinidad. Hence there was a major backup of relief containers coming in and just sitting on the port, instead of being processed and relief being distributed.

        stop making excuses for inept people Janj

      • Zor Sot
        November 21, 2017

        Oh yeah another thing, based on the time frame Tony mentioned, he waited for the OK to be given to send his barrel…. it was around that time the Minister of Tourism Tonge gave the OK for people to commence sending personal barrels…….crazy thing is though, the port would not have been able to facilitate any further shipments as it was already over capacity…..so makes one wonder what’s up with effective communications between officials and the logistic of recovery!!!!!

      • viewsexpressed
        November 22, 2017

        You really one of those foolish people that still beleave all the lies they telling us.

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