OAS observer team meets with PM Skerrit

PM Skerrit with the OAS team
PM Skerrit with the OAS team

Earlier today, Prime Minister Skerrit met with Officials of the Election Observer Mission from the Organization of American States (OAS). Please find enclosed photo.

On Monday, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, and the Permanent Representative of Dominica to the hemispheric Organization, Ambassador Hubert Charles, signed an agreement stipulating the conditions for the work of the Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the OAS that will observe the general elections on December 8th, 2014 in the Caribbean country.

At the signing ceremony of the Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of Observers, held at OAS headquarters in Washington, DC, Secretary General Insulza expressed his conviction that “Dominica will have a normal and peaceful electoral process.” He said the OAS has been present “in 54 elections in the Caribbean since 1962” and this will be the second EOM in Dominica.

The OAS leader appointed as Chief of Mission the Secretary for Multidimensional Security of the OAS, Ambassador Adam Blackwell. The team will be composed of observers from Antigua and Barbuda, Canada, Chile, the United States and Venezuela, who arrive in the country on December 3 and will hold meetings with representatives of political parties, government officials, media and social organizations.

For his part, Ambassador Charles said “we are very pleased and happy with the presence of the OAS,” and expressed his confidence that the report that will be prepared

In the elections of December 8, citizens of Dominica will elect 21 members of Parliament, among whom the new Prime Minister will be named for the next five years.

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  1. Anonymous
    December 7, 2014

    OAS please HELP us in this country Save Dominica please please from this MAD Prime Minister our country is sinking help US

  2. conan
    December 5, 2014

    Felix Wilson hosted the most embarrassing and shameful interview with the OAS Mission last night under the cover of UWI on channel 5 Marpin tv…I mean really Felix? did you have to give foreigners such bad impression of your own country? For an educated man…I found that you were very foolish and quite bias….Do not dare use UWI again to push your UWP unpatriotic agenda. Im glad the observers are educated and intelligent enough to see through you all cries and baseless complaints.

  3. Forward
    December 5, 2014

    Only when the Labor Party is voted out Dominicans will see the extent of debt this beautiful country is in. Dominica has too much potential to be in the financial situation that it is currently in. 15 years is enough time to achieve enough goals that was set when voted in power. 15 years and the country does not have a decent hospital…. 15 years and the country is no where on a path to self sustainability but depending on handouts from other governments. Monday December 8th 2014 will determine the intellectual capacity of Dominicans.

  4. 100% Dominican
    December 5, 2014

    To consider this a transparent process…Both parties should agree on the observers!

  5. Too Hard Too Long
    December 5, 2014

    From past experience in Dominica, It doesn’t really matter what the observer team says.
    In all the constituencies that DLP wins, Linton will say that the elections was rigged and totally bogus. In all the constituencies that UWP wins, the elections will be declared free and fair.

    • Peace
      December 5, 2014


  6. LINUX
    December 5, 2014

    hmmmm, I hope you skerrit doh pull wool over their eyes

  7. Interesting
    December 5, 2014

    I hope they can find time in their ‘busy schedule’ to meet with he opposition leader as well. This OAS mission is such a sham. Coming one, two days before elections to then turn around and say elections were free and fair…What frauds these guys are…

  8. fantastic4
    December 5, 2014

    Ambassador Charles is pleased and happy about what report to be produced? What AMB Charles needs to tell us is whether he is happy with the fact that the government and the electoral commission never took aboard any of the recommendations made by the OAS Team following the 2009 elections. In fact the Electoral Commission did not take on its own recommendations . So what really is there to be pleased and happy about? In fact to be very frank if I were the OAS Team I would just simply change the date of the 2009 report to that of 2014 give it to that Ambassador Charles guy. and for the rest of the time I am in Dominica I would simply hire a guide go hiking on the WNT and then go by screws for a relaxing evening. Because nothing has changed guys!! These guys called government a bunch of fakes from Ambassador go right down or up to first and or last man.

  9. ravine
    December 4, 2014

    Free us OAS!

  10. St.Paul's
    December 4, 2014

    The world’s eyes are on you Skerroo to keep you in check! Make sure you concede without force.

  11. sogofly
    December 4, 2014

    hmmm… when I was a pj man I would have not asked for electrical reform… so no to picture id, no to clean up of voter list, no to voter reform… but yes to corruption, let me see what happens electoral or electrical… I say damn NO!!!

  12. Ronnie
    December 4, 2014

    Labour win already so take a break from the politics.

  13. # Dominican.#
    December 4, 2014

    That’s a good start. But we need some drones, some U.I.O. a complete security team representing both parties to escort the ballot boxes it not too late. we can make Christmas real happy for some of our young and able men and women.

  14. hmmm
    December 4, 2014

    This entire election is just a fake, its lawless. I am a Disappointed young person. The institutions which are suppose to be unbiased and fair are the ones helping corrupted the process. I have no confidence in the system and the result regardless who win because it is not a reflection of a true democracy.

    • fantastic4
      December 6, 2014

      Well said. and those of you who keep on to hacking my computer please stop it – your information comes on my tracking system all the time – if it continues I will go public with it. I know the origin and I know who is doing it.

  15. Anonymous
    December 4, 2014

    Question: When are they going to do the same with the UWP?

  16. george Fontaine
    December 4, 2014

    Did they meet the opposition?

  17. too late
    December 4, 2014

    OAS, ask him
    why he have police camping at the airport
    why the communication center was burnt
    why we don’t have voter id
    why the list is bloated
    why he thinks he can be pm until 2050
    why he love to cheat
    why he love to lie
    why he doesn’t respect laws
    why must he bribe
    why he like to curse

  18. Zuma
    December 4, 2014

    That’s great continue thi way PM Skerrit.. Though parliament has been dissolved you are still being addressed as the PaM? Well this goes to show you are indeed a PM?. Some people must be stewing.. Oh boy….

  19. Roseau
    December 4, 2014

    I know Skerritt is not happy that observers are here to make sure that he peacefully hand-over to the UWP on the night of Dec 8. Now sign that paper!
    The world is watching so not even Police and guns can keep you seated.

    • Zuma
      December 5, 2014

      I did not know it was a handover…

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