Antigua Opposition congratulates new Dominica government

Antigua Opposition Leader, Lester Bird

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The main opposition Antigua Labour Party (ALP) has congratulated Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit on his re-election as head of the government in Dominica.

“Your prudent and skilful management of the fiscal affairs of your country, your record of regional integration, and your determination to lead Dominica successfully through the global financial crisis have, no doubt, contributed to the Dominica Labour Party’s victory at the polls,” ALP and Opposition Leader Lester Bird said in a letter to Skerrit.

He said while the Caribbean faces difficult times reducing the chances of incumbent administrations winning re-election, the Dominica Prime Minister’s “philosophical and practical response to the challenges have endeared you, Sir, to the Dominican people, and caused them to strengthen their faith in your abilities.

“I wish you continued success,” Bird said in his letter.

The DLP won 18 of the 21 seats at stake in the December 18 general election. The other three seats were won by the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP).


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  1. December 29, 2009

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  2. positivedominican
    December 23, 2009

    Here is an interesting letter to the Editor of “Caribbean Net News” from a St. Vincent national analysing the Dominican elections 2009 and putting it into the Vincy political perspective which I thought I should share:

    Dear Sir:

    In the December 18 Dominica General elections, Prime Minister Skerrit and his Dominica Labour Party raced home to victory and trouncing the UWP (3 seats) and Dominica Freedom Party (o seats) 18 seats to 3 seats. Both opposition leaders lost their seats.

    So while Son Mitchell – who received an honour from Cuba – continue to scare Vincentian voters into thinking that “Communism taking over” under Dr Ralph Gonsalves because of his progressive foreign policy and ties with countries like Cuba, Venezuela, etc., Dominicans see that type of scaremongering as dotishness, political fraud and intellectual dishonesty on the part of Son Mitchell, Eustace, Leacock and the rest of the NDP.

    Dominicans continue to embrace Prime Minister Skerrit and his Labour government, Dominicans continue to choose progress over backwardness. Dominicans value the benefits of their country’s participation in the ALBA, PetroCaribe Agreement, Vision Now Eye Programme, as well as the other developmental assistance realised from their close relationship with countries like Cuba and Venezuela.

    Wake up Vincentians! Communism died a long time ago. Comrade cannot resurrect it.

    Cde T Wade Kojo Williams, Sr

  3. Albej
    December 23, 2009

    Great Mr Bird, we in Dominica know what is good for us and we staying with Labour all the way. hope Antigua will do the same next time around and vote Labour the party the will look after its people

  4. December 23, 2009

    tell him baby bird nothing last forever.

    December 23, 2009

    AT times we need to just be thankful for the blessings God bestow upon us. We need to learn to rise above the negativity and tearing down of one another. We need to heal and bond closer now than ever as Dominicans. We should stop giving the world things to throw in our face. We are thankful to God for today, for what we have now no man is control of tomorrow for we know not what tomorrow will bring.

    The election is over we have a winner and just accept it and move on. Try to find ways to how each of us can contribute positively to Dominica.

    Get over yourselves and put politics behind us. A Blessed and Safe Holiday to all.


  6. Alexander Ramirez
    December 22, 2009

    Great Mr.Bird! You had the same situation for decades in Antigua. I guess …..But please remind them that you your voted out when you thought you were the best thing Antigua ever had since slice bread. ”
    It’s just a matter of time.”brook Benton

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