Dominica celebrates with China

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit speaking at the ceremony.

Dominica joined hands with its Chinese counterparts on Friday evening to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China at a cocktail reception at the Chinese embassy.

In attendance were the acting president of Dominica, the Prime Minster, government ministers and a number of society’s elites.

In a brief discourse, Charge D’affaires a.i. of the Chinese Embassy Sun Jiliang said China was honored to share in its celebrations with Dominica, its partner in development. He spoke of the history of the Chinese people and its position on the global scene as the second largest economy.

Regarding China/Dominica relations, the embassy’s operations head said “we have ample confidence to expect even closer, friendly and cooperative ties in all stripes between China and Dominica in the future.”

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit expressed congratulations to China’s milestone achievement on behalf of the Dominican people. He praised the achievements and contributions of the nation to the world, particularly small developing countries like Dominica.

To date, China is financing an estimated 2,700 projects across the globe and despite its position as the second largest economy in the world, China it self is considered a developing country.

“On behalf of the government and people of Dominica, I congratulate you on this achievement. Your happiness is our happiness. Your progress is our progress. And your success is our success,” Prime Minister Skerrit said.

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21 Comments

  1. Naomi
    October 2, 2010

    Wasn’t Saturday the 25th the opening of Independence? So Skerrit once again shows that he prefers to be at a Chinese activity, than being at the opening of Independence celebrations. Skerrit has only been to that activity once in his lifetime as PM isn’t that a shame Skerrit. Are you the Pm of China or DA? I hope Opinion time and Talking Point callers spoke about that. MODARAH

  2. donald
    September 27, 2010

    I am agreeing with Peltier. While it is in our interest to negotiate for loans for our development, we must demand and ensure that whatever deals we make that they be transparent so that we get no surprises down the road. There seem to be too many too good to be true loans arranged by the authorities.Yes development is good. The payback however will come long after these deal makers are gone
    On a side note while many of your comments provided are good, we should all strive to be as objective as possible.Whether we agree or disagree with a particular point of view , we should be constructive with our comments. Thanks
    DFR

  3. Anonymous
    September 27, 2010

    @Why?!: Because you are asking people to go back to their country. I’m just curious about your country of residence. I’m just saying.

  4. DA
    September 27, 2010

    @SteveHang Iha Tang/SHIT: you knida want to say something…but you bring so much negativity into it, that you lose focus.

    write another commen, and say exactly wnat you want to say.

  5. DA
    September 27, 2010

    DNO does kill me you know!!!

    who wrote that press release?

    ‘In attendance were the acting president of Dominica, the Prime Minster, government ministers and a number of society’s elites’

    simply put among special invited guests were the acting president of Dominica, the Prime Minster, and other government government ministers.

    class brings division, that word ‘elites’ say a lot, don’t just put words!!!

  6. DA
    September 27, 2010

    @Anonymous:

    Do not put God in your debas!! What does out country’s ignorance, out poor social strategies, our lost family and community unit, out poor education system-which among other things causes our youth to indulge in negative, deviance behaviours.

    What does China, Venizuala…or even Cuba have to do with that? We have to fix us, stot blaming!!

    Congratulations to China on their 61st anniversary.

  7. September 27, 2010

    @Why?!: it brings tears to my hart when i have to be reading some of these negative comments. i dont know why my people have to be so negative.opps. oh i guest thats what make the world intrested. the Bible speaks of the power of the tongue.inother to be a progressive people we need to be mindfull of how we speak.

  8. September 27, 2010

    @Anonymous: why everything have to be so negative, China/Dominica have real good relationship.we should thank God for what china have been doing for the developement of Dominica.

  9. Anonymous
    September 27, 2010

    mastertheir, you can say it just look at how our little country is coming now, everyday is a murder taking place because our soul has been sell to china, Charvez and other continued my people to celebrate wickedness God is watching very angry

  10. Why?!
    September 26, 2010

    @Anonymous: what does that mean? I am a full Dominican, and i’m proud to be! That’s my country.

  11. NI HAO
    September 26, 2010

    Yes we have elites in Dominica! If you were not at the party rubbing shoulders with us the ELITES YES ELITES you I suppose is NOT AN ELITE! Maybe the word bourgeois would have gone down better? You Dominicans are so naiive! You babble without making much sense. How many of you know your history and the issues behind China and Taiwan? Let me guess less than 10% of the 70,000 of you! Your power you so callously flaunt in the name of DNO will soon be taken away by the very thing you fear because of your ignorance. Organize your selves accordingly, educate your selves accurately,arm yourselves with world history and politics, instead of contributing senseless commentary about things you know absolutely zilch about. XIE XIE!!!!!!!

  12. Anonymous
    September 26, 2010

    @Why?!: I hope you are making that statement from your country.

  13. peasant
    September 26, 2010

    Whoever the journalist is. Wrote, Society’s Elite. Do we have classes in Da country? What makes them elite? Why are they elite? Where are they elite? When did they become elite? How did the become Elite?
    A class of elite and the rest of us peasants at the bottom of the pyramid????

  14. ???
    September 26, 2010

    Nobody had any problems when the Dame and Eddo celebrated Taiwan’s independence every year.
    It was the same thing…just a different China.

  15. Nathaniel Peltier
    September 26, 2010

    “On behalf of the government and people of Dominica, I congratulate you on this achievement. Your happiness is our happiness. Your progress is our progress. And your success is our success,” Prime Minister Skerrit said.

    Well he is not talking for me.
    The second biggest economy in the world and yet still one of the highest poverty rates in the world. People living on under 1 dollar a day. This is a laugh. Soon enough we will see what is going on.
    “acting president of Dominica, the Prime Minster, government ministers and a number of society’s elites”.
    Soon enough they will be the only people that can talk in Dominica.

  16. only
    September 26, 2010

    Now this article says something. DA the new chinese island. Are we part of China now?

  17. Lazer beam
    September 26, 2010

    Is that woman in black low rear cut dress Michelle Obama? Can anyone id this nice structure( from behind) Look like a nice thick atheletic catch for lacing post party.No wonder so many find DA sweet to live in.Just looking at her makes me wanna come home.DA really has some nice stuff.Viva DA females.

  18. SteveHang Iha Tang/SHIT
    September 26, 2010

    @following their master like poodles: P.M Skerrit’s statement speaks volumes.”Your happiness progress and sucess is ours”-(I na nutshell) Skerrit should re word that.Substituting Our with my.DNO I would like to know(like so many others) who are” DA’s Society’s Elite” I doh want to laugh but I have to.Poodles man! In Alaska walruses are dissapearing as the iceplates melt.What does this mean for walruses? Gov’t biologists dress in camoflage to blend with nautre to study the dissapearing walruses which are seen swimming with their young looking for solid groundor rather ice as they compete ina diminishing or may I state vanish food supply.
    In Dominica Haitian brothers and sisters(by caricom bloodlines) are camoflaging while Chinese cousins (y passport sales) are not only studying and intruding on our turf exploiting ,disrespecting our laws,and corrupting customs duty through tax evation ( while we hold seminars to educate them)etc.I doh want to but i have laugh.Mean while the good citizens of economic slavery(the elites mentioned) rub shoulders to maintain or ensure their survival while the idiotic uneducated don’t care,don’t understand religious D/cans drown in the syrup(Siwo) of music blockoramas don’t read nor discuss while the latter want to invest in praying for DA while ectopics buy our lands water etc.

  19. DrSmash
    September 26, 2010

    There is always a cost associated with negotiated Gifts.

  20. Why?!
    September 25, 2010

    Why don’t they go back to their country? Leave us alone, just go home!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. following their master like poodles
    September 25, 2010

    I am suppose to be happy and grateful but honestly these days things or “gifts” from China starting to leave a bad taste in my mouth…

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