Messages of congratulations continue to pour in following DLP victory

Grenada's PM Tilman Thomas

Messages of congratulations continue to pour into Roseau for Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit following his party’s crushing victory in the December 18th 2009 General Elections.

The message from Prime Minister of Grenada, Hon. Tillman Thomas to Prime Minister of Dominica, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit reads:

“It is indeed a pleasure to extend congratulations from the Government and people of Grenada and myself on your resounding victory at the polls of 18 December 2009. 17 out of 21 seats represent a landslide and a clear cut mandate to lead for a second consecutive term.

“Such an assertive reaction and profound statement by Dominicans is demonstrative of their confidence in your leadership and policies; and coming at a time when the world is in financial turmoil, it underscores their belief in your ability to pull Dominica through the worst of the crisis.

“I look forward to our continued excellent working relations, at the bilateral, sub-regional and international levels, confident that, the basis we have already built over your years in Office will continue to persevere and consolidate. I take the opportunity to express best wishes for your continued good health and for the prosperity of Dominica and Dominicans.”

Prime Minister Skerrit has also received a congratulatory letter from Mr. Roland Duncan, Minister of Constitutional and Home Affairs of the Netherlands Antilles.

The letter to Prime Minister Skerrit reads:

“On behalf of the Government and people of the Netherlands Antilles, we extend congratulations to you on the landslide victory of the Dominica Labour Party in the recent elections. We take note of the overwhelming confidence the people of Dominica has entrusted in you.

“We look forward to continue working with your government and you to strengthen the bonds between our nations and the wider Caribbean. We wish you strength, wisdom and perseverance as you continue working for the citizens of Dominica.”

The Dominica Labour Party won 18 out of the 21 seats in the December 18th 2009 General Elections and obtained 61.3% of the popular vote, the party’s best result since 1966.  (GIS press release)

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12 Comments

  1. January 1, 2010

    Wat u think shelli USA is god nuh stupes,let them take care of their business and we will take care of ours.

  2. the ear
    December 31, 2009

    SHELLI

    You are certainly not a Dominican, and if you are, I can clearly see that you have been brainwashed by the American way of thinking. Please give this country a chance to prosper and grow. America is one of the worst democracy on earth. If is not the American way, no other has the right to prosper and that’s exactly what I am getting from your unpatriotic comments.

    I do wish you well and forgive you know not what you are doing.

  3. Dominican Citizen
    December 30, 2009

    To all Dominicans,

    Please be proud of the fact that you can openly speak like this both in your country and via other means such as the internet. That you can openly repeat non factual or false statements and not be sued, arrested or killed for it.

    Take a look at what is happening to the people of Iran as we speak! That is an example of a regime/Dictatorship! Compared to that Dominica is a true democracy/paradise.

    I support no political party simply tired of all the negativity! Stop the negativity and complaining and thank God for your freedom and enjoy it! If our country is destroyed it will not be by any government but rather by Dominican Citizens at war with each other rather than uniting in the common goal to enhance our country and each other.

    Concerned Dominican Citizen.

  4. In Support of Shelli
    December 30, 2009

    IT IS ONLY WHEN CERTAIN THINGS ACTUALLY HAPPEN IN DOMINICA THAT CERTAIN PEOPLE WILL SEE AND UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS BEING SAID ALL ALONG.

    SHELLI, THESE PEOPLE WORSHIP SKERRIT, HE IS THEIR GOD AND SAVIOR, HE CAN DO NO WRONG, HE IS THE BEST THERE IS, BEST THERE WAS AND BEST THERE EVER WILL BE.

    SO PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR ENERGY ON THESE PEOPLE. THE DAY WILL COME WHEN SOME OF US WILL BE ABLE TO SAY TO ALOT OF PEOPLE THAT “I TOLD YOU SO”.

    IN THE MEAN TIME, LET THEM CONTINUE TO LIVE IN DENIAL.

  5. December 29, 2009

    A A shelli america is God man. Get out with that rubbish. America is to busy minding its business and terrorist trying to destroy them.
    A state of emergency that you will not see election in 18 month oh no maybe by-election.
    We are a peaceful country maybe if we were like the countries where people were losing their life at election time people like you would shut the hell up

  6. SADAM HUSSEIN
    December 29, 2009

    and those who already have their visa might be able to leave but those who have neither visa nor money ?by that time skerro will be long gone ,

  7. Grand Bayrian
    December 29, 2009

    When will we Dominicans stop being so ignorant. The Dominican Voters has decided who they want to Govern their affairs for the next 5 years. Now I would like to know what sphere of influence does Dominica have? THis is such a nonesense to say the least; Should I say as my late Grand father would have said, ” Chyen Paka fete Chat”.

  8. December 29, 2009

    Hi Shelli

    Are you a Prophet pf Prophetess? It is not good to suppose or assume. Let us face facts and do not assume. Assumption can be very wrong. Let us wait and see what the United States has to say. Do you listen to the Radio and other Media?

  9. December 29, 2009

    You this Shelli sounds like no viper Shirley Allan. I am almost sure that you are the Hater, envious,greedy Shirley. That s just there run month with all sorts of ridiculous assumptions. We all know what it is to assume. So continue assuming Shelli! Best of luck. Let us just make share you don t stay on the fence like zandoli. For sure we Dominicans don t eat zandoli.

  10. winston warrington
    December 29, 2009

    What is the purpose of such vain imaginings and negative prognostications?

  11. Dee
    December 29, 2009

    Silly!

  12. shelli
    December 29, 2009

    Mark my word, as long as the United States of America has not sent any public congratulatory remarks says that the USA was not impressed with the election results and the OAS might be reviewing their initial remarks that the election was free and fair.

    The problem here is getting the Caricom delegation to change their initial comments as well.

    The USA is hoping that the local opposition forces and civil society will place pressure on Skerrit and they will finance such a movement or body of persons to place that pressure to the point of being disruptive and unruly to force the hand of PM Skerrit to declare a state of emergency or to arrest these persons and then the USA will publicly call for regime change in Dominica and begin sanctions in overt and covert fashion to drive their point across.

    It will start by Ross pulling out of Dominica, followed by mass deportation, and then by fewer and fewer visas granted and renewed and then export restrictions to Dominica and freezing of bank accounts of locals and financial institutions to place further pressure on Skerrit.

    Skerrit’s only hope will be China’s backdoor diplomacy that can save him from the sanctions of the United States of America.

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