Government of Dominica extends condolences to UK on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II

Dominica’s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has extended condolences to the Government and people of the United Kingdom after it was announced early today that Queen Elizabeth II had died at the age of 96.

“On behalf of the government and people of the Commonwealth of Dominica, I extend deepest condolences to the government and people of the United Kingdom upon the passing of Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II,”  Skerrit wrote via a Facebook post.

“Our prayers are with the Royal Family during this period of grief. Her passing ends an iconic 70-year reign and is a profound loss for the Commonwealth of Nations and the world. May she rest in peace,” he added.

Britain will now enter a 10-day interval of mourning as Her Majesty, the United Kingdom’s (UK) longest-serving monarch, died at Balmoral Castle succeeding a 70-year reign.

Early today, September 8, 2022, her family gathered at her Scottish estate after concerns grew about her health.

Her loss of life, after 70 years on the throne, triggers a top-secret military-precision operation generally known as ‘London Bridge’ – kickstarting the formal protocols when the ruling British monarch passes away.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said, “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change.

With her death, her eldest son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will lead the country in mourning as the new King and head of state for 14 Commonwealth realms.

The new King, in a statement issued by the Royal Family on his behalf, wrote, “The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family. We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother.”

“I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms, and the Commonwealth and by countless people around the world.  During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was so widely held.”

Queen Elizabeth II’s tenure as head of state spanned post-war austerity, the transition from empire to Commonwealth, the end of the Cold War, and the UK’s entry into – and withdrawal from – the European Union.

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46 Comments

  1. Gone Are The Days
    September 12, 2022

    Stop drinking the coolaid. It tells me you are regular church Christians. Since the 1960s when European religious leaders noticed an increase in curiosity about Africa, its people and truth, they used that African-selling-African as their trump-card to spread more lies to hide their atrocities. It worked on you, think for yourself.
    This has never happened. Africans have never had the need to sell anyone, not even selling whites. That happened in Europe under feudalism in it’s dark ages. Africa had everything, thriving communities, stocked shops, gold, ivory, copper, pueter, iron, tin, you name it. Only after conquest by Europeans was complete and Black people became interested in African HISTORY that Christian missionaries began the narrative of Blacks selling Blacks. Think for yourself! Read Dr. John Henrik Clarke who also told us “Europe could have got a lot more from Africa in trade and labor” than this evil committed. Read, be smart. Don’t keep drinking the coolaid.

    • Gone Are The Days
      September 12, 2022

      @SMH below. Under the comment from ‘Out Of South City’

    • out of south city
      September 13, 2022

      Say on, my brother. Our people repeat a lot of what the Europeans have fed us and do no research or may not know Our-story. The Europeans gave us His-story and that’s what we have to go by. A lot of us do not even want to know. There’s a lot of truth out there but we must be willing to know and search for it.
      Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Dr. Ben Yosef Jochanan, Dr. Eric Williams, Dr. Ivan Van Sertima, Dr. Walter Rodney, Professor James Small are some of our Historians.

      • Gone Are The Days
        September 15, 2022

        Yes, please keep reminding us. These are some of our ANCESTORS that each of us should reach out to, and read at least one chapter by about age 16.

  2. Yeah I Said It
    September 10, 2022

    Some who are gung-ho and quick to criticize Skerrit will remain deafly mum and silent in this moment.

  3. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    September 10, 2022

    “On behalf of the government and people of the Commonwealth of Dominica, I extend deepest condolences to the government and people of the United Kingdom upon the passing of Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II,” Skerrit wrote via a Facebook post.(Skerrit)

    You see, of all persons “Prime Ministers” in the Caribbean, I Roosevelt Skerrit that damn Mountain Chicken Crapaud crapo Mentality triple doctor HiFu Punjab would indeed make a clown of himself, and embarrass our people and country.
    In a situation like this extending condolences to a head of state to the people of England, and her immediate family; there is channel through which condolences are sent, and that is done via a diplomatic channel; it should via some British Embassy, or the British State Department.

    That boy Skerrit Since he and that crooked Dominica woman Scotland are such good friends he should let her advised him before he made such a clown of himself. Which of the Royals are reading Roosevelt Facebook?

  4. I Lie???
    September 10, 2022

    Something really odd and puzzling struck me during the televised mass of mourning which was convened at the famed St. Pauls Cathedral. As the camera panned, I was really hard pressed to find a single Black Brit in attendance save for the two black male clergy members in the procession. This was very puzzling as I know very well that there are black folks in England.

    Here is my “two pence” on why Black Britons were absent:

    1. All able bodied Black Brits were busy at work.
    2. Black Brits were not invited.
    3. Black Brits really did not give a flying fletch.

    Number three sounds plausible to me. What about you?

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      September 10, 2022

      They don’t invite people Black or White to congregate in the street in front of Buckingham Palace for an occasion like this; remember the greater majority of people in England are white; hence they love their queen, and most definitely will be first to occupy the more visible spaces.
      Keep in Black British born citizens are fully involved in the affairs of Britain, they are elected member of the British Parliament, and on city councils and all, educators in schools dating back to the late 1950’s, and early 1960’s.
      There has been black chancellors of London too.

      If you remember the movie “To Sir With Love” it was based on the life of a Guyanese teacher played by the late Sidney Poitier.

      • UKDominican
        September 12, 2022

        A fair point Francesco. The admission to the service in St. Paul’s was open to all but restricted to 2000 for security and crowd control reasons apparently. Tickets were handed out on first come first serve basis. A pity I was not in the vicinity at the time.

  5. No Filters
    September 10, 2022

    To each his / her own when it comes to mourning Elizabeth II. As for me, I can only do me. We humans leave in a complicated world where individual emotions are even more complicated; however, our Creator blessed us with good common sense, regardless of our foolishess and folly not to exercise it.

    As a child, I thought like a child and did not grasp the magnitude of the widespread devastation and indoctrination that the Royals and the imperialistic British empire wrought on their subjects across the commonwealth. Not surprising, black and brown folks have always borne a greater and disproportianate share of the burden and fall-out of a despicable and oppressive system.

    While some may choose to wallow in fantasy and fairytales while traditional songs of Royal Britannia ring in their ears, I will continue to lament the plight of my family members and our other Caribbean brothers and sisters who were hoodwinked and sold a pipe dream of a better life during the Windrush era.

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  6. Simple
    September 9, 2022

    Rather interesting..go to Father God. By the way you speak I would think you have a relationship with him..but now I see you asking when you should seek God on this the very day you noticed.. for the two days of morning use it to seek God on this. You may Just have a purpose in the royal family to intercede. Who knows.

  7. out of south city
    September 9, 2022

    Do Black people not know the His-story of these Europeans? A people who committed so much murder, pillage, slaughter, rape and every atrocity that one can think of against innocent people stolen from their homeland and brought across the Atlantic against their will. A people who were denied the bare necessities of life and were flogged, raped beheaded and burnt. We have always looked up to them because we were forced to worship them and taught to hate our own kind. She was a human just like anyone of us and she has passed on just like any other human. What is the big deal?

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    • Toto
      September 10, 2022

      Keep on feeling sorry for yourself bro and wallow in self pity. Maybe that wil help advance you in the world. Meantime I will move forward and claim my place regardless. Not even Skerrit stopping me. No pity or charity for this Dominican, trust me.

  8. Just asking
    September 9, 2022

    What’s also sad is that she did nothing to curtail any Perrine ministers’ efforts to starve and destroy the over 3 – 29 million people in India/Bengal, millions in Kenya, Monomotopa(Zimbabwe/Cecil Rhodesia, S. Africa) etc.etc. and impoverished the Caribbean hopefully she has done self-reflection before dying. Is her successor tougher? do we still have to smell blood or he is going to have Britain leave Africa and let indigenous people prosper like England does, after all?

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  9. JAH KAL
    September 9, 2022

    Sanka dabaras sa.

  10. Truth Be Told
    September 9, 2022

    This should actually be done by the President of Dominica! My God is there no protocol left in this country? This man believes he has to front everything! It is sickening!

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    • September 9, 2022

      Don’t be stupid and silly, Mr. Hater. Get a life.

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  11. September 9, 2022

    My condolences to the Royal family on the passing of Queen Elizabeth the second. May her soul rest in the peace, Her Majesty. The last time I had the occasion to see the Queen up front was in 1966 at the Botanical Gardens, Sir Alan Guy was the Administrator. Watch out King Charles the third – Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.

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    • Creamer
      September 9, 2022

      Alas I take sun we for de queen..Who faint and fail. Omg if only we could reverence God even better.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      September 10, 2022

      Queen Mother Visits Dominica – The New York Times
      https://www.nytimes.com/1964/03/23/archives/queen-mother-visits-dominica.html
      ROSEAU Dominica, March 22 (Reuters)—Crowds greeted Queen Elizabeth, the Queen mother, when she came ashore in this British West Indies island today from the royal yacht Britannia for …

      ds; “Devils Son, unless you can prove to me with something written in black-and-white that the late Elizabeth ll; visited Dominica anytime in her entire 96 years of living, I will tag you a liar for the rest of your natural life!
      As far as I recalled her late sister Margaret and her late husband Margaret’s husband Antony Armstrong-Jones, a photographer, visited Dominica in the 1950’s okay, but you have become so corrupted by Roosevelt and his lies you are at the moment on par with him lying simple for the hell of it!

      Margaret and her husband came through Wesley escorted by police while a police a relative of mine inspector James drove them in a white convertible.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        September 10, 2022

        Con:
        Devils Son, the Inspector James I am talking about was later assassinated right at police headquarters in Roseau; they claimed his murder to be an accident during a demonstration of some automatic weapons.

        The white-convertible was brought in from Barbados for that purpose, when some Dominican drove it for whatever reason and had an accident: Give a Dominica boy credit for having a good bodywork skill, I believe they called him Sapany, from either St. Joseph, or Mahaut he got it repaired two days before the arrival of Margret on the island.

        Call me ole if you wish; but it appears you have been around as long as I have; you danm ole old goat; surely I am not an ole goat like you eh!
        Hahahahahahahahahahah!

        Not only that; you are either senile or have Alzheimer or you just damn lie ouI

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

        • September 12, 2022

          Francisco, you are the only one denying what I said. What was the occasion, I do not know. But definitely, the Queen and the Duke visited Dominica in 1966 and all school kids which I was in elementary had to match past the the seated Queen and Duke at the Botanical Gardens, then went on to Antigua. I have a very good memory, brother. Maybe you were a vagabond back then and did not join the Wesley pupils at the time. Since you are always related to important people, was Elizabeth your distant cousin by mother? How dare you to call me an old man when I will be 92 next month?

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          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            September 22, 2022

            But ds, are you stupid confounded or something?

            This can still be found in the New York Times in their Archives!
            Only an idiot would return to try to prove me a liar when I presented the written evidence that you are a liar, or don’t know what the hell you talking about!
            Read the following again before you bray!

            Queen Mother Visits Dominica – The New York Times
            https://www.nytimes.com/1964/03/23/archives/queen-mother-visits-dominica.html
            ROSEAU Dominica, March 22 (Reuters)—Crowds greeted Queen Elizabeth, the Queen mother, when she came ashore in this British West Indies island today from the royal yacht Britannia for …
            The late Queen Elizabeth ll to my knowledge never set foot in Dominica in her 96 years of living!
            You in your seventies will die lying man?
            Because nobody doubt, does not make you right, research the New York Times and prove you are either a liar, or a forgetful senile rat!

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  12. Waiting For Airport
    September 9, 2022

    African descendants in the Caribbean showing empathy towards the Bloodline of the people who kidnapped, raped, displaced your ancestors – and continue to colonise/disadvantage you to this day via your pathetically curupt leaders.

    We still don’t get it!

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    • smh
      September 9, 2022

      You should be mad at the african tribe leaders who enslaved your ancestors and sold them over to european traders for trinkets. Mansa musa is always given as some example of african power etc. It is said he had thousands of slaves. Was Mansa musa european? Where did the slaves he had come from? Even to this day – in year of our lord 2022 black people still selling out each other for next to nothing, in a time of abundance. Much less for back in those days when things were more scarce

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      • Waiting For Airport
        September 11, 2022

        You are clearly not familiar with my comments on this platform, I criticize Caribbean leaders for being sell outs every opportunity I get – they are the 2022 equivalent of the tribe leaders who sold our ancestors.

        So I actually agree with you, we are our own worst enemy.

        But that does not change the fact that Europeans enslaved our ancestors, stole (and continue to steal) resources from Africa and the Caribbean which is the foundation of Caribbean poverty. It does not change the reality of our history as far as Europeans are we are concerned!

        Most importantly, it does not change the fact, that we prove ourselves to be a special kind of stupid, by showing empathy to people who have done all in their power to oppress and destroy us!

        The problem with people like you is your brain capacity is too limited to distinguish one issue from the next. Yes Black people are self defeating… But that does not excuse the atrocities Europeans have commited against us!

      • Sugar
        September 11, 2022

        Very well spoken. It’s always easier to blame others rather than looking for faults at ones own door step. Exactly what those African tribal leaders did centuries back to their own people is re-enacted now in todays Dominica, of course with a slight twist. And nobody says a word. Black people are really strange!!!

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        • Rosa
          September 12, 2022

          They are their own worse enemy. Skerrit send his militia to Salisbury and tear gas them. But they still love their CM and his dimples!! You see what I mean.

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      • Dominican
        September 12, 2022

        It is worth reflecting upon this. Just read the history of Benin and the role of its Da Souza family. This is just one example of the very uncomfortable, for most of us unpalatable, fact that the wretched trade in human beings from Africa would not have been possible without the participation of local rulers, who grew rich on the proceeds also. Slavery is a horrendous, abominabel and unforgivable practice perpetrated by mankind against its own and we should never forget lest history repeats itself.

        • Beta
          September 14, 2022

          Exactly! But they look for others to blame. Nowadays they follow another black man, one of their own, and they allow him to run roughshod over them. Some even starve and Mister lives like a king. Could this be modern slavery enacted in Dominica?

      • Lookie Here
        September 13, 2022

        smh, your are absolutely right, choosing who to blame for the oppression of black people over the centuries is not limited to a binary choice. Truth be told, there is plenty of blame to go around, both in and outside of the mirror.

        Not to dismiss or minimize the brutal imperialistic and racist devastation visited upon our folks over centuries of brutality and discrimation, it must be acknowledged that we have unquestionably also been our own worst enemy. Post-colonial Africa atrocities (see Hutus and Tutsis), the Duvalier regimes in Haiti, the murderous gang bangers in US and other cities, and abominable practises like witchcraft are just a few examples.

        Our oppressors are many but we must acknowledge the sins of that wicked person in the mirror.

      • Possie Again
        September 15, 2022

        @SMH, what you wrote is coming from your Europeans, and what they taught me too. Not what’s coming from my ancestors who dug up tremendous amount of truths that expose and correct the distortions that make Chatel slavery into an African thing when it was not. It was practiced/perfected in Europe from their days of feudalism, wholescale slavery. What they had in Africa was indentured servitude. For payment of fines, then freed when time completed, prisoners of war etc. Some married and even became kings. Never chatel slavery. Your ancestors have flooded our homes, neighborhoods, libraries, colleges with books, publications on Africa and its people in order to control the narrative and parternalize their way to heaven using your missionaries.
        Africans never sold Africans. It was war. Declared war during European conquest that netted millions of innocent civilians, no joking naked Africans stuff, it was always military might. Superior weapons won and control the narrative.

    • Max
      September 11, 2022

      Bet you enjoy Creole though, huh ?

  13. elizabethlxavier
    September 9, 2022

    “Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change.” News article

    This is so astonishing! My parents named me Elizabeth, because I was born the same that the Queen entered her Monarchy.

    He first son was married in 1981, the year that my son was born. His wife, Lady Diana was buried on September 06, 1997, which was my birthday.

    “Her loss of life, after 70 years on the throne, triggers a top-secret military-precision operation generally known as ‘London Bridge” News article

    Can you believe that she died just 2 days after my birthday, which was Tuesday September 06?

    Not only that , the new Prime Minister, who was elected just two days ago is also name Liz. What is this mystery all about, I wish I could know, you see!

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    • Bwa-Banday
      September 9, 2022

      Molly De Boowick will soon divorce the Liar in Chief on your Son’s birthday.
      The Liar in Chief will engage you on his Son’s birthday
      He will be kicked out of office on your mother’s birthday
      You will hand him the ring back in prison on your first husband birthday
      You will get married to FET on the Liar in Chief Birthday

      That will close the mystery loop. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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      • elizabethlxavier
        September 11, 2022

        Bwa-Banday, continue making a fool of yourself. What you wrote above is absolute, FOOLISHNESS, as you have been writing here, all along.

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        September 23, 2022

        Some of you are crazy people you see!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

    • Toto
      September 10, 2022

      Elisabeth, this is not about you but about Queen Elisabeth if you had not noticed. Please stop indulging yourself like that.

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        September 23, 2022

        Leave my friend alone; she is not foolish, she gallivant behind that corrupted crook Roosevelt Skerrit, but Elizabeth is in a sound mind and is doing the same as some did in her own way paying homage to her namesake Elizabeth!
        Can’t be hardcore politics all the time, there must be a little of humor it; laughter is good therapy!

        It helps to deal with life atrocities!

    • September 12, 2022

      Something good might come your way soon. Be prepared.

  14. out of south city
    September 8, 2022

    Let’s not forget the atrocities committed by these Europeans against Africans the world over. What is the big deal about her death? Just another human being like anyone of us. How long will we continue to look up to these oppressors? We say we are a commonwealth but what’s the common wealth we share with them? They have lived and prospered on African wealth for so long but that, too, has an end. Remember the golden toilet that was stolen? Where did the gold come from since there is no gold in Europe? Her death signals the end of a civilisation, just as others before it such as Greece and Rome.
    UNAPOLOGETIC

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    • smh
      September 9, 2022

      The greatest atrocity that was committed was black tribe leaders in africa selling their own people to european traders for weapons and clothes. And still to this day in year of our lord 2022 selling and killing each other for sneakers, gold chains etc. Nothing changes. Even in a time of easy access to information black people continue to remain ignorant, blaming others for their problems instead of recognizing their own shortcomings and working on fixing those things

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      • elizabethlxavier
        September 11, 2022

        @smh, I endorse your thought. Too many of our people in Dominica are simple writing what they hear among themselves, not what they read in books of concrete information. This is so unfortunate, in the year 2022.

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      • Marty
        September 11, 2022

        Right on the money…, but now wait for all the thumbs down. Let another 50 years pass and they still won’t get it. The slave mentality is present everywhere on the island but can be best observed during election time.

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      • Gone Are The Days
        September 13, 2022

        Black tribe leaders never sold their people to European traders. This was taught to you by European historians, missionaries and their eurocentric Negroes(and I know exactly when to use that term). Lies that never happened, they control what they teach you. It was war, declared war that netted millions of innocent African people. Look to your ancestors for your history, not the Europeans account of your history.

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