Prime Minister Skerrit takes brief vacation

Prime Minister Skerrit and Family at 2014 National Parade
Prime Minister Skerrit and Family at 2014 National Parade

Prime Minister of Dominica the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit leaves the state over the weekend for a much needed vacation break.

After a more than thirty (30) day election campaign which saw the Prime Minister address countless rallies across the country some much needed and deserving rest is planned over the next few days.

Prime Minister Skerrit has wished all Dominicans a very merry Christmas and looks forward to their
continued prayers, greetings and goodwill in the approaching year.

Prime Minister Skerrit will be accompanied by his family on this brief vacation.

During his absence from the state Minister for Youth, Sports, Culture and Constituency Empowerment Honourable Justina Charles will act as Prime Minister.

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41 Comments

  1. COMBOS
    December 23, 2014

    dno should have a fresh pic of the pm and family we

  2. COMBOS
    December 23, 2014

    well done.. pm while the rest of the islanders grind for christmas… is they that put you there… merry christmas to them

  3. JoJo
    December 22, 2014

    Roosevelt, enjoy your break with the family and I mean that. Because when you get back…if you decide to come back, there will be a mammoth task waiting for you not least because of all the bills you have to pay and for which there is no money. Venezuela want to get paid for its fuel in U.S. Dollars for a start, the French are getting cold feet about the geothermal project, the Chinese are pushing you to come good on your promises to create a trading base for them in Portsmouth.
    Personally I would not mind if you did not return because it seems everywhere you go you create division and that is not good for you or the country. You legacy for winning election has been damaged because it was won for you by your best man, a Bajan and that has weakened your image beyond repair. There is disparity within your own party. Personally, I would not mind if you did not return, believe me Dominica will go on without you and I’m saying that without malice. We will struggle financially, with or without you but at least your absence may bring some genuine peace amongst our people and relieve you of a lot of stress at the same time, which we know you are suffering from. You see, Dominica is a small country and there not many secrets but most of us afraid to open our mouths. Merry Christmas to you and your family Roosevelt.

  4. penville massive
    December 22, 2014

    I suspect last year was de last year we get ham and tuctuc

  5. penville massive
    December 22, 2014

    skerrit how you can take vacation before you give us our ham and turkey before christmas

    • joking
      December 22, 2014

      go work for ham and turkey

      and expel that black slave mentality frm ur self

  6. nypossie
    December 22, 2014

    I hope is by the Vatican he going to asked for forgiveness.

  7. RASTAFARILEADSTHEWAY
    December 22, 2014

    Blessings and happy holidays to the PM

  8. Rule
    December 22, 2014

    Did he say where he’s going? I guess it’s none of our damm business.

    • Inside out
      December 23, 2014

      It is NONE of YOUR business!! You think this is America when they give all private details about Pres. Obama?

  9. Think About It
    December 22, 2014

    Is it a secret isn’t there a name for the vacation spot……Is he President Obama, even Obama tells us exactly where he’s going for the holidays.

  10. yoy
    December 22, 2014

    Skerrit should give me my ham and turkey before he go…he forget me already?

  11. unknown
    December 22, 2014

    lol best recommendation EVERxoxoxoxox
    Skrit n his WHOLE cabinet should RESIGN

  12. amy
    December 22, 2014

    I thought you had to work on a job before you take vacation, campaign is not a job it is working for yourself, it’s an exchange of what you offer the citizens for their votes.if another party had won the election and took vacation you would say all kinds of disgraceful things about them, what work did he do for a well deserve vacatio?, do you get vacation because you work hard at getting a job. Something is definately wrong with you people, maybe there’s something in all you water, since it is so widespread something name ignorance must be in the drinking water.

  13. hasting
    December 22, 2014

    You said we are your children, yet you abandon us during the Christmas. Most people come home for Christmas but you are leaving us behind poor, hungry, beggars, sick and jobless, whilst you go and spend your millions among the diaspora including Barbados. Where is your family love? Gross papa ou ka courir. Good Riddance and do not return.. Stay with the diaspora.

  14. grell
    December 22, 2014

    YOU hypocrites a man that is always on vacation, what well deserve vacation,a man that is living off the sweatand blood of the poor,please.

  15. me
    December 22, 2014

    If i say what i wan to say, DNO will not post it

  16. December 22, 2014

    Who is going to the Tim “The Red Clinic”
    for Christmas?
    Does that mean,no more stoves,mattresses,
    ham etc; now that elections are over.
    DLP beggars five more years to wait for more
    hand-outs-lol.

  17. Desmond
    December 21, 2014

    You deserve it PM have a good one you are a hard worker, go refresh yourself because there is much more you wish to do, GOD bless you and family. Merry Christmas

  18. December 21, 2014

    GOO-GOO GAGA, has done the job for his dad. He was the only one who new the date of the recently past general election. Now he is the only one who knows where his dad is going on vacation. Hopes he reminds his dad to inform the country when he returns.

  19. Laughter best Meds
    December 21, 2014

    Skrit! after your Vacation you & ur cabinet should take up the offer made by Ms Dorothy Jno Baptiste.
    Hopefully, with five (5) yrs of practice and learning new techniques you can become worthy of holding the mantle of P.M at least verbally .LMAO
    Maybe you can make it ur next vacation Mr .Psychology & English Major LMAO. Didn’t his buddy Alick Lawrence say he was admitted to Harvard and came to run for the VC seat?
    Alick is the man with the personal master plan stole it from Denis. lol look jokes.

    • Labour
      December 22, 2014

      Who laughs last……………….

      • PS
        December 23, 2014

        Don’t worry, be happy. Your laugh will soon turn into a painful grimace.

  20. DANZIGER
    December 21, 2014

    Enjoy yr days PM and family, merry chirstmas have a bright and prosperous new year.

  21. anonymous2
    December 21, 2014

    Christmas vacation.

  22. Factoid
    December 21, 2014

    AS somebody cares!

  23. SEEKING
    December 21, 2014

    Much needed medical attention, included is anger management and psycho therapy.

  24. Not a herd follower
    December 21, 2014

    Who cares?

  25. DC
    December 21, 2014

    Very well PM! Certainly much needed. Enjoy the time with your family. May the Almighty continue to bless you and family! Happy holidays to you and family! One love!

  26. Truth be Told
    December 21, 2014

    Leave them in their misery and come have some turkey with the family in New York! Merry Christmas Dominica :lol:

  27. December 21, 2014

    Enjoy well deserved :-D

  28. Efficatious
    December 21, 2014

    A well deserved break Sir! enjoy.Merry xmas to you and family

  29. Anon
    December 21, 2014

    What? ,,,,a vacation?? I thought the job was a vacation, well look now opposition mad… llol

  30. December 21, 2014

    Have great time Sir! You really need it.

    I personally do not believe that Jesus is the reason for the celebration of December 25, that day of feasting was in process before He came to the world–a feast of the none Jewish people at the time–they were known as the Gentiles, or Pagan which is better known to society today.

    Nonetheless I believe that God came to save this world, as He put on flesh and bones, in His Person of Love, we know that He is Jesus the Son. And that is what I observe –day in and day out; not just one day of the year–and so if the world has chosen December 25, to observe the birth of Jesus Christ, so it be, as long as we keep in mind, that He came to save us, most importantly. And so, have a great Christmas with your beautiful family. One Love!

    • Francisco Telemaque
      December 24, 2014

      Shut up you fool, Skerrit, doh know you eh!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahh!

      You dummy.

      I am your king!

      FET.

  31. Cyrique
    December 21, 2014

    Beautiful Dominican family. God bless them. God bless DOMINICA

  32. December 21, 2014

    Seriously!!! our pm needs a well deserved vacation just like all of us we too were soldiers on the ground, What is good for the pm is good for us, fair play. Also master move MR: Pm. Woman power putting Monel Williams opps!!!! I mean MS Justina Charles to act as PM. Any appearance that Your party does not allow woman to play a major role in our country is shoot down. Talk now nah!!!! I hope if the phone rings at 4am MRS: Charles will hold her own? Enjoy your vacation Sir. See you in New Jersey, Merry Christmas to all Dominicans.

  33. truth
    December 21, 2014

    Enjoy pm, well deserved vvacation

  34. Let Peace begin
    December 21, 2014

    The scale of this DLP’s campaign must have required much planning and execution and would have been stressful and draining. Some rest and relaxation is well deserved.

  35. December 21, 2014

    Come to my island, where you’ll be free. come to my island, just you and me. come on up, come on in, come on down.

    • Excited
      December 22, 2014

      I am assuming he’s the only one of the 15 in need of a vacation? Enjoy yourself! Hope the others who worked just as hard follow suit. I cannot tolerate this one man worship choir!

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