PM Skerrit to attend CARICOM-US meeting in Jamaica

PM Skerrit
PM Skerrit and CARICOM leaders will meet with Obama

Prime Minister of Dominica, the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, is in Jamaica where he and other Heads of government from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will meet with President of the United States, Barack Obama.

CARICOM Heads of government will meet with President Obama at the University of the West Indies, Regional Centre, Mona on Thursday, April 9, 2015.

The CARICOM – US meeting will focus three main issues competitiveness/trade; renewable energy and security.

Prime Minister Skerrit will lead CARICOM’s response to President Obama’s initiative on renewable energy.

The CARICOM – US meeting will be co-chaired by Honourable Perry Christie, Prime Minister of The Bahamas and President Obama.

Minister for Housing, Lands and Water Resource Management Honourable Reginald Austrie is acting as Prime Minister while Prime Minister Skerrit is out of state.

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  1. Rozay
    April 9, 2015

    Allu have proof Skerrit goes to the conference or he just just freeing up in Jamaica, be careful what you guys are writing D.N.O where is the proof.

  2. Views Expressed
    April 8, 2015

    I do not trust this man out there to represent us….no in a hundred years

  3. Francisco Telemaque
    April 8, 2015

    All Skerrit will do is read a script prepared for him by someone he paid to do so, perhaps it will be written by the real Dominica prime minister (you know the one name Hartley somebody the Barbadian boy).


    I do not have much to beat-up on Skerrit for this time, except I wish Obama would ask him how come he has such a face to be in an audience with him, when he is totally against the United States, and hate the people of the United States so much. Obama, should tell him go to keep company with Castro, and the dictator of Venezuela, and the rest of the little of ALBA!

    Again, Skerrit cannot get anything directly from Obama, even if he crawl on his belly oui! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

  4. Titiwi
    April 8, 2015

    Hehe, maybe Obama will ask Skerrit to pay royalties for using his portrait in the general election. Did he get permission to do that or was that just piracy?

  5. Anthony P. Ismael
    April 8, 2015

    The P.M. will accomplish absolutely nothing during this summit as there are no opportunities to sell Dominican passports, compared to his last trip Asian trip.

    He should be a savvy diplomat and abstain from the U.S. Venezuela issue altogether. However, it was Venezuela who offered Dominica assistance during the last decade, and not the U.S. You can’t blame the man for sticking with the hand that fed him quite well during the Chavez reign.

    The U.S. has no interest whatsoever in the Caribbean at this time. The last time the U.S. had interest in the region was during the Grenada led intervention That’s more than three decades ago. Those who dream of further assistance and cooperation between the mainland U.S. and the region are dreaming a nightmare. They need to be awaken back to a harsh reality immediately.

    Which country provides Dominican Ministers of Government with private jet rides? And the answer is: Venezuela.

  6. Da
    April 8, 2015

    Skerro is a hypocrite,! Why is he smiling to meet a man who he has crticise so many time? Goes to show the kind of people we elect in Dominica. I am not convenced that he is the sharpest tool in the shade!

    • April 8, 2015

      Da you sound so thick and an ignoramous. This is politics politicians hold opposing views, but are still mature enough to be civil when they meet. Obama should pay attention to what is happening to black men in America. Its hunting season, they are no longer being lynched but instead being shot at an alarming rate.

    • Titiwi
      April 8, 2015

      You must realize this is not a current picture of Roosevelt Skerrit. This is a govt. press release and they choose any photo to make him look good, it does not even have to be from this or last year. If you want to see what he looks like today have a look at him when he was giving that speech in Grenada last month.

  7. La Voix
    April 8, 2015

    We need to seek some support from friends and sympathizers on the need for an INternational Airport in Dominica. To increase trade with CARICOM and the U.S., the international airport is necessary. We could quietly seek US support on assisting the country on the airport. If we see action there then we will listen to other assistance programme but this would be a priority for the country. Too much talk and little action does not augur well for the country.

  8. April 8, 2015

    Boss!!! you response at the conference is on the Initiative to Renewable Energy don’t go there and embarrass yourself; Dominica and the rest of CARICOM by spewing your garbage and babbling about Venezuela and their ongoing dispute with the UAS; please get it right for once although i doubt very much that your intellectual capacity will not allow you to do so.

    • Roseau
      April 8, 2015

      This is exactly why Dominica and some other islands in the mess were are in today. Without sufficient air access. it is because our stubborn leaders open their mouths beofre they think. A few years ago one could travel from any where in the US and get to Dominica that same day. But because of the constant tongue lashing Skerro has been giving the US on behalf of a rich country like Venezuala we the people has suffered most for it. Skerro does not have to pay for his travels so he can overnight as long as he wants during flights.
      But we the poor malawee still vote for him , alass!

  9. Bird's Eye
    April 8, 2015

    It is my wish and expectation that President Obama will repeat the admonition to Caribbean leaders that he delivered to African leaders during his visit to the continent last year, i particular, his condemnation of official corruption for which some countries on that continent is known.
    Obama’s message of anti corruption should be particulaly relevant to Dominica and its prime minister Skerrit who has acquired a reputation for corrupt practices of the kind Obama condemned.
    As expected, Mr. Skerrit will seek to bask in the glow of the summit to rub shoulders with the U.S. president as if Mr. Obama’s lecture to African leaders does not apply to him. But it does and he should be feeling somewhat awkward to be in a setting that he does not morally belong.

    • April 8, 2015

      Given the way that political campaigns are financed in the U.S., and the systematic discouragement of non-establishment candidates from getting on the ballot, American policymakers should remove the log from their own eye before pointing out the specks in anyone else’s. Granted, Obama is no Teodoro Obiang, but that doesn’t mean he’s well positioned to lecture others when it comes to political corruption.

      • Bird's Eye
        April 8, 2015

        Corruption knows no bounderies or cultural differences. While it is true that corruption can be found anywhere, including in the U.S.,the critical diference, if I may reply to Steve Forester above, is that in advanced democracies such as the U.S., those who abuse their democracy by engaging in corruption in the United States pay a price and usually end up in jail.
        When was the last time a Caribbean politician went to jail for flagrant corruption of the type we see every day in Dominica?
        Would Bin boboll have happened in the United States without someone paying a price?
        Steve, your comment is totally flawed for not acknowledging that there are institutional safegurads against corruption in the United States but hardly any in Dominica and most other Caribbean countries.

      • Francisco Telemaque
        April 8, 2015

        Steven, that comment is probably one of the most ridiculous comments you have ever made. The way political donations are made the United State for the purpose of political Champagne is very transparent, we know who the donors are, and how much they give.

        Unlike Dominica, where Skerrit spent more than thirty million dollars last election, nobody knows where he got his money from. Yes, we heard him say supported by friendly nations, but did he mention which friendly nation? To put Obama in the same sentence with the word corruption, is dishonest, we know how Obama’s campaigned was finance, such are public information, we know how many people contributed as little as five dollars to help elect him.

        If you believe that people in America are kept in the dark about political campaign donations ask Jesse Jackson junior; what happened to him when he used money donated to him for the purpose which he used on his person; he was sent to prison for misappropriation of campaign money!

      • April 9, 2015

        I’m not surprised that my comment was unpopular, but I’ll stand by it. Wall Street bankers crashed the entire world economy, yet none of them were held accountable. Why? Because Wall Street explicitly, openly funds the campaigns of all important candidates from both major parties. Corporate executives are routinely appointed without controversy to the regulatory bodies that supposedly oversee them. If that’s not corruption at the highest level, what is?

  10. budman
    April 8, 2015

    fireworks will start when Venezuela’s name is mentioned.

  11. LANGLU
    April 8, 2015

    beggars paradise

  12. One step forward
    April 8, 2015

    Do not let bed bugs affect trade.

    From Yahoo:
    Best Answer: Tell your parents to buy “diatomaceous earth”. It’s sold at any hardware store. It’s a big bag of white powder, and it’s THEE best bedbug killer.

    I had bed bugs. I bought diatomaceous earth, and I fixed my problem.

    Buy it, and sprinkle it around the bed to form a fence that the bugs have to cross to get to you. You’re right-they can sense a human body, but if you put this stuff down around your bed, they will have to cross this wall of death, and this powder is full of tiny razor-sharp fossils that kill the bugs by cutting them up and drying them out. If the bugs aren’t hiding in your bed, they’ll have to walk the wall of death, and then you’ll get em.

    You tell your folks, okay? Like I said, I got rid of all my bedbugs and I didn’t have to purchase heat treatments.

    • Titiwi
      April 8, 2015

      Just wash your linen properly. Does the hospital have proper laundry?

  13. grell
    April 8, 2015

    this is just a waste of taxpayers money,Skerrit has nothing to do with the USA.He has already sold Dominica to China and his MOU deal.NOW what he got acomplished on this so called ASIA trip.

  14. My dominica
    April 8, 2015

    It’s a wait and see situation. Lest hope that personal feelings are not
    Place in front of national issues.
    Let Commonsense prevail.
    Geothermal has being on a stand still for now
    We need to creat more opertunities for explanation in renewable energy

  15. Titiwi
    April 8, 2015

    Tell us something new mr. Titre. We knew that already from the foreign press and from Angelo Allen. Perhaps we shall learn more about the status of our geothermal project from the foreign press also than directly from the P.M. And what about Roosevelt Skerrit’s presence in Panama on Friday and Saturday?

  16. DC
    April 7, 2015

    Great! I know you understand the importance of Caribbean Unity, and that we must speak with one voice. You will make a great impact! Continue to steer the ship in the right direction. We are on board with you. I love you my dear PM!

  17. Doc. Love
    April 7, 2015

    While Skeritt is out of state, we have a standard three student making decisions on behalf of the people of Dominica, but Philbert is concerned about Hon Lennox Linton being Prime Minister. Chalk and cheese, isn’t it.

  18. April 7, 2015

    Pm will make us proud again, did the opposition gave him any ideas.

    • Views Expressed
      April 8, 2015

      Has the PM call Parliament where he best can debate and get ideas from all.

      He runs scared, has no substance and empty as far as policies are concerned

  19. A Doubting Thomas
    April 7, 2015

    Now I get the reason for part of the UWP Press Conference. Makes sense to me now. I knew it, I just knew something was fishy.

    Our PM is in Jamaica and he will lead CARICOM Response to President Obama initiative on Renewable Energy. Good Going PM.

  20. Bod
    April 7, 2015

    Gosh I’ll bet Obama is soo excited he can’t sleep.

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