Dominica celebrates 36 years of Independence at OAS

Dominica's OAS Ambassador Hubert Charles with OAS secretary General José Miguel Insulza
Dominica’s OAS Ambassador Hubert Charles with OAS secretary General José Miguel Insulza

The Organization of American States (OAS) at its headquarters on Monday hosted a commemorative event for the 36 years of Independence of Dominica, organized by the Permanent Representative of the country to the OAS, Ambassador Hubert Charles

This year’s celebration was focused on the theme “Our nation, our responsibility,” promoted by the government of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit as a call to deepen the contribution that each citizen can make to the country’s development.

During the event, Secretary General José Miguel Insulza highlighted the broad historical and cultural legacy that characterizes the Caribbean country and the leadership it has shown in the context of its participation in the OAS through Ambassador Charles as well as the role the country plays within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

For his part, Ambassador Charles alluded to the political, economic and cultural developments that have taken place in the country in recent decades highlighting the cooperation forged with countries in the Western Hemisphere, Europe and Asia. He noted the importance that Dominica assigns to the OAS as a multilateral institution and said that the principles that guide the priorities of his country are aligned with the Organization’s work and mission.

Ambassador Charles took the opportunity to express appreciation for the work of Secretary General Insulza and Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin for their 10 years in office and said that under their leadership, the Organization “has been able to forge the kind of viability that the countries of the region need.”

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  1. Keyhan Mendes
    November 14, 2014

    This is the kind of absurdity which must be called out in our country. Mr. Donald Peters cannot dictate that the premier academic institution in the country should be devoid of debate.

    How can we encourage the populace to argue political views intelligently, if this is the stance of the DSC?

    And then he tells us in the same breath that it is ok for the ruling political party to preview its manifesto at the DSC. This nincompoop should not see another day in his office.

    I call on the students of the DSC to gather in front of the president’s office and demand that the Debate be put on.

    I have news for you Mr. Peters. Some of our politicians may refuse intelligent discussion, and carefully constructed arguments. But this is definitely not the will and consciousness of the people.

    When we the forefathers constructed the final stanza of the national anthem, “Do the right be firm be fair”, is this the kind of impartiality they envisioned?

  2. Francisco Telemaque
    November 12, 2014

    ,” promoted by the government of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit as a call to deepen the contribution that each citizen can make to the country’s development.”

    Shut up Hubert; you do not know what the hell you are talking about, citizens of a counntry can only contribute to the development of the country, if they have the resources to do so. I know smart mouth people like you will jump to the conclusion it is not only in terms of money can one contribute to nation building. Such rhetoric would only be wishful thinking, because even if someone have the education that can be used in the setting up of a business, they need finance, (you know in the form of money to get started).

    How do people get money?

    We can steal it, we can sell illegal drugs to get it, we can borrow it from a bank, some rich person can give it to us, we can find a bundle of money snatched away, or we can get it the legal way which is by working okay! If there are no job opportunities in the country, a young graduate returning from college sitting at home on their degree, what can they contribute to the country besides talking as you are doing now, talking fart while people are suffering under Skerrit.

    People like you and Skerrit could care less about the welfare of any young Dominican with the potential to use their skills and education to contribute to the country. When a Prime Minister is prepared to talk about intern program to a graduate even form Dominica State College, and he arrange internship in rum shop to teach the internee to pour rum in a glass for drunken men, and women, by the time their internship is over, what on earth will that person have to contribute to the country?

    You come here talking about Skerrit government, this guy has screwed up Dominica so blood bad; anybody who becomes the next Prime Minister of Dominica is going to find a mess left behind bySkerrit: the damage which Skerrit has done to the economy of our country is going to take may years to resolve. You are getting your salary, you satand over your podium talking crap! Are you are not concern about the poor and suffering in the country? Absolutely not: because your happiness is already found in there shade; while Skerrit boast about the handouts he gives to his party clones, as long as they presents themselves to him dressed in red they will eat; because Skerrit said he feeds them.

    Hubert, what about the creation of Jobs for the youth of the country? Why don’t you tell Skerrit, you are an old man who should be in retirement; thus allowing a young person the opportunity to be put in your job position, and let them be called Ambassador too. Man take your stupid political rhetoric and shove it, don’t come here campaign for Skerrit, singing for your damn next meal.

    People like you are disgusting!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  3. Aunty
    November 11, 2014

    Keep up the very hard work you are doing,Your Excellency Dr Charles

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