PM Skerrit expresses support for India as that country experiences devastating COVID-19 surge

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has expressed solidarity with India as the country grapples with what is considered one of the worst coronavirus surges, with over 300,000 people testing positive daily and more than 200,000 dead.

The government of India had supplied Dominica with a gift of 70,000 of its Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines in early February after the prime minister had requested access to the shots via letter on January 19, 2021.  Skerrit was among 92 world leaders who had made a similar request at the time. Within weeks, India became the first country to provide Dominica with vaccines, which immediately prompted a mass vaccination campaign in the country.

“As Chairman of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, I wish to affirm that we stand united with India in the hour of need.  India as a country stood alongside our vulnerable nation at our time of need. Not only with the Commonwealth of Dominica but also with our neighbours right here in the Caribbean in the selfless donation of AstraZeneca vaccines. The leader of the great country of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, recognized the plight of his Commonwealth brothers and acted swiftly in making the vaccines available,” the prime minister said via his Facebook page.

Currently, India is in short supply of oxygen, medicine and hospital beds, which is further compounding the pandemic. Crematoriums have also been overwhelmed. According to Reuters.com, Delhi state is reporting one death from Covid-19 every four minutes and bodies of victims are being moved to makeshift crematorium facilities in parks and parking lots, where they are burned on rows and rows of funeral pyres.

Indians are rushing to register for vaccinations online but experts are concerned that while the country is one of the world’s biggest producers of vaccines, it does not have sufficient stocks for the estimated 600 million people who are eligible for the shots. Only about nine percent of India’s population has received one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine since the country’s vaccination campaign began in January, according to media reports.

“With a huge population and a significant strain on its medical system, it is a country in its darkest hours. As we all know, this pandemic has swept through many western countries which have suffered similar loss of lives,” Skerrit said adding, “Let us all keep the people and government of India in our prayers as they continue to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic.”

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8 Comments

  1. click here
    May 4, 2021

    I wonder if the “doctor” will give India back some of the vaccine he was in such a hurry to get from them. I doubt, all he will give them is a smile and his “expressed support”. Meanwhile our covid cases continue to be at a low while he pushed for DOminicans to take a vaccine that isnt proven to do any good.

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  2. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    April 30, 2021

    That little boy Roosevelt Skerrit that corrupted crook is always trying to force his square head into a round hole!

     You stand in solidarity with India; which implies you are ” in unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest; mutual support within a group.”

    You are suppose to be one who majored in the English language, but the more you run off your mouth, you allow the world to see you are a nobody!

    Sympathy, without help is nothing at all; you Roosevelt cannot help India in any shape or form; the emergency in India is Oxygen which they do not have.
    If you are in solidarity with India, let us see you ship a container filed with Oxygen to the hospitals which need life supporting oxygen.

    Talking fart about three hundred thousand people died in India: Compare that to over five (500,000) thousand; almost six hundred thousand Americans dead!

    Talking fart America must lift embargo on Cuba; mind you business!

    Be Back!

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 30, 2021

      Roosevelt is on a podium with himself alone in the audience; his applauds emanates from the figments of his imagination; he talks these nonsense to his associates and ignorant people in Dominica as if he is a power the world listens when he speaks.

      As long as Roosevelt is prime minister; to this day; that little wet rat, that corrupted crook cannot name one leader from the European contentment; or the American continent whoever set a date and called him for consultation on anything!

      I know he sat and spoke with former President Obama, in Central America, during a meeting of Central America governments; leaders, most from the so called Alba Nations to which Roosevelt might be a member.

      On the other hand Dominica, is the most backward, the poorest country in the world, we do not have any industries, more than 90% of our people are unemployed, rather than this crook try and develop the country where people can find employment he is talking fart!
      Man you are Nobody!

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  3. Ibo France
    April 30, 2021

    It’s good that Mr. Skerrit has expressed support for India as they are presently experiencing unbelievable adversity. The dead bodies as a consequence of the Coronaxirus are piling up faster than they can be buried or cremated.

    I wish Mr. Skerrit would do likewise and show some form of solidarity with Mr. Sherwin Prosper’s family. They are still grieving as he expired while in the custody of our military forces. The family members are having sleepless nights as they agonize over his ‘mysterious’ death.

    Here the PM is expressing his heartfelt sympathy for the Indian people and rightfully so. But what about some comforting words to your fellow Dominicans who have suffered an untimely lost of a son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew.

    Come on man!

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  4. Fake Doctor
    April 30, 2021

    The Indians gave that fake doctor his doctorate in lies, hypocrisy and deceit so maybe those Indians really need his skills to prescribe fake solutions to their people

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  5. Viewsexpressed
    April 30, 2021

    This article is interesting and we wish to amend it to link right here with our Dominican and its Questionable inmature failed Labour government and incompetent failed leadership Prime Minister. Prime Minister Skerrit expressed Solidarity with India, as our Dominican People Grapple with what is considered one of the worst Labour political Coronavirus in this Government and our Dominica. Our people are unemployed and some it appears are sadly invited to the 5th Floor of Government Building to receive handouts states cash. The Welfare Division, a formidable Service well executed by its professional workers has neglected the Welfare Division where this fake PM distributes cash on his own mission to gain loyalty and receive this Nonsensical tune where the Suffering people will say: “;We Love Our PM WI”. That’s the failure of this incompetent Labour leadership.
    Go visit our Rural Villages and Communities and observe the familys’ poverty & unemployed Youths. What a situation, what…

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  6. Viewsexpressed
    April 30, 2021

    This article is interesting and we wish to amend it to link right here with our Dominican and its Questionable inmature failed Labour government and its incompetent failed leadership Prime Minister. Prime Minister Skerrit expressed Solidarity with India, as our Dominican People Grapple with what is considered one of the worst Labour political Coronavirus in this Government and our Dominica. Our people are unemployed and some it appears are sadly invited to the 5th Floor of Government Building to receive handouts states cash. The Welfare Division, a formidable Service well executed by its professional workers has neglected the Welfare Division where this fake PM distributes cash on his own mission to gain loyalty and receive this Nonsensical tune where the Suffering people will say: “;We Love Our PM WI”. That’s the failure of this incompetent failed Labour leadership
    Go visit our Rural Villages and communities and observe the poverty & unemployed Youths.
    What a situation what…

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  7. Viewsexpressed
    April 30, 2021

    Lol. What a Joker. This man Skerrit is one of the biggest obstacle and political Clown 🤡 we have witnessed as a failed Leader of this failed Labour government. This man is a big Pappyshow Joker 🃏.He says:”PM expresses solidarity with India as the country grabbles with worse coronavirus surges”. We have no problems sharing concern with India. Our concerns are that Skerrit must find the fortitude to comprehend and understand the processes of Socioeconomic development concept and therefore should be able to comprehend that bigger picture to begin to have considerable knowledge and experience to now focus on our people’s Development Plan and other matters of Development that our people and countrys needs elevated from this Devious Red Bobolistic LABOUR Clinic and this disgusting begging “Red Clinic” where our Suffering unemployed Parents and families are still jobless and sadly await Devious Red Clinic handouts from this fake Prime Minister gain loyalty and our votes. Shameful. DLP…

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