Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said the effects of Tropical Storm Erika on the island “not all bad” because it brought Dominica and the people of the Caribbean together as one.
He said at the “One Caribbean: The Concert for the Children of Dominica” on Sunday night in Barbados that this unity must be built on.
“Tropical Storm Erika ladies and gentlemen was not all bad,” he stated. “It brought us in Dominica closer together and it has brought the people of the Caribbean together as one. We must build on this unity, my dear brothers and sisters. We must live regional unity and corporation each and every single day.”
He expressed his gratitude to all those who contributed to the country’s recovery efforts after Erika.
“Tonight on behalf of Dominicans living at home and abroad in the diaspora, I say to the people of Barbados and our visiting friends from across the region, thank you ever so much for your kindness and love and concern, thank you for stepping forward and up to the plate,” he said.
Despite the assistance, Skerrit admits that the road to recovery will be a hard one for Dominica.
“It will be a long hard road to recovery but our people are determined, they know and appreciate your love and concern, they value your contributions. Together, ladies and gentlemen, I am confident that we will rebuild our country Dominica. We will do this,” he remarked.
Skerrit remarked of important note, the region will show the world that they are their brother’s keeper, “that we are one Caribbean.”