PM meets Japan’s leader

The two leaders shake hands during the meeting
The two leaders shake hands during the meeting

Prime minister and minister for foreign affairs, Roosevelt Skerrit, has met with Japan’s prime minister in Trinidad and Tobago Shinzo Abe during the first CARICOM – Japan Summit.

The one-day summit took place on Monday, July 28, 2014 and featured Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community meeting with Japanese prime minister.

The Japanese prime minister also held bilateral meetings with each country represented at the Summit.

Since 1993, CARICOM and Japan have enjoyed friendly relations and this summit signaled a quantum leap in their engagement as it is the first time that a Japanese Prime Minister is visiting the Region.

It was held during the designated CARICOM-Japan Friendship Year to observe two decades of relationship in diverse fields such as culture, trade and tourism; and a special logo was created to symbolically express this relationship.

The Summit’s agenda issues for discussion included: The vulnerabilities of CARICOM and the necessary cooperation for its sustainable growth; strengthening exchanges and the bonds of friendship and deepening cooperation in the international arena.

Dominica established diplomatic relations with Japan in 1978. Major areas of cooperation with Dominica include: technical training in Japan, Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteers, grassroots projects with Non-Governmental Organizations, hospitals, and schools, Fisheries Grant Aid Programme, and the most recently signed Grant Aid for Provision of Industrial Products.

Prime minister Skerrit is accompanied by minister for employment, trade, industry, and diaspora affairs, Dr John Colin McIntyre and permanent secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Careen Prevost.

Minister for Information, Telecommunications and Constituency Empowerment Honourable Ambrose George is acting prime minister while prime minister Skerrit is out of state.

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  1. July 31, 2014

    that’s how you living tips on hand outs so don’t talk

  2. July 31, 2014

    boy look som retarded comments on the best PM in the would is just to tell you that UWP IS WELL DED I MEAN DED

    July 30, 2014

    wow there are some serious haters commenting here… this is beyond ignorance… we in retard territory!

  4. Canefield
    July 30, 2014

    When Skerrit come back to Da he will tell us that the Japanese P.M promise to build an international airport in Dominica only if we vote for him.

  5. TnT
    July 30, 2014

    Anybody can meet anybody. Big deal!
    What Dominicans need to ask themselves is, whether Skerritt has the interlectual capacity to use these opportunities to make them benefit Dominica? He does not even have command of the English language. His smiles are fillers for his weakness of ideas.
    I think there are Dominicans here, who do have what it takes , but Skerro and some ministers are threatened by them and as such will not take them on trips to express our good intentions.

    July 30, 2014

    Did skerrit get some yen and toyota’s for dominica :mrgreen:

  7. July 29, 2014

    I would like to know what project does the dominica govt have to produce sufficiently to repay the loans that they are taking …

  8. Appeal court
    July 29, 2014

    wow congrats, thats good to have economic ties with one of the worlds leading countries.

  9. Stoney
    July 29, 2014

    hmm, nothing to shout about…he meets so many heads of state, got the most AID as a Prime Minister for Dominica.

    Yet still his records are BIG and BOLD for all to see…

    Dominica the Poorest Eastern Caribbean Island.

    Where has all the monies gone too? Dominicans need to reflect on these issues…

  10. Domfruit
    July 29, 2014

    useless “skerrit news”……

  11. Arbitrator
    July 29, 2014

    I’m confused, can somebody tell me is PM Skerritt the Minister of finance or Minister of foreign affairs. He has been referred to as both in the past.

  12. observant
    July 29, 2014

    Poverty is really a crime when ………………………… fill in the blank

  13. stupid me
    July 29, 2014

    What do I know to talk about our international relations?One thing I know is I don’t talk about what I do not know.
    There are some who play Court Reporter who are nauseating to hear(not to listen) Newsmen who sound like theyhave heart conditions others after 40 yrs reading news still mamoute-ing Legal personel giving profound analysis on buget speech and contents radio station owners who are not to be behind the very mikes they paid for .I can go on and on.
    One more there is a certain radio station with a VIP line for the owner who the host am sure wants to say shut the F …. up but cannot lol! the Hubby is like Gobbles during Hitler’s time just bla .bla .bla ing dail on every thing the host should play the donkey brey every time the owner comes on the VIP line.
    That’s somethings I know .LMAO

  14. dafriend
    July 29, 2014

    DNO quotes: Prime minister and minister for foreign affairs, Roosevelt Skerrit, has met with Japan’s prime minister in Trinidad and Tobago Shinzo Abe during the first CARICOM – Japan Summit.
    Hold on, is that guy now PM, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Finance Minister? Have I forgotten anything else?
    We really need to watch out now, 3 ministries under his control already, maybe another one next week.
    Not quite a fully blown Dictatorship yet, but not far from it… This man is becoming more dangerous by the day. Dominica watch out!

  15. derp
    July 29, 2014

    did you also know there are Dominican students studying in Japan, all over the world #Dominicans

    • critics welcome
      July 29, 2014

      Skerro! China and Japan have issues and you going between them? Well apart from seeing what you get in addition to the very early accords between the DFP now re-modeled in the form of the Neo-DLP what are you looking to establish do you want two god fathers? Now that papa Chavez has kicked the bucket without his bucket-list completed?
      After a quick study is it or it boils down to opportunism or panhandling despite the danger of the collateral damage from getting wedged.

    • Tip
      July 29, 2014

      The majority do not return. No jobs. Some waiting for pull string.

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