Prime Minister of Dominica, the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, has commended outgoing Parliamentary Representative for the Paix Bouche Constituency Honourable Matthew Walter for his sterling contribution to the development of the Paix Bouche Constituency.
Walter,, who is currently the Minister for Agriculture and Forestry is retiring from active representational politics come the Monday, December 8, 2014 general elections.
Prime Minister Skerrit expressed his gratitude to Minister Walter for his selfless service to Dominica, the people of the Paix Bouche Constituency and the Dominica Labour Party.
“I am not tonight paying him any great going-away tribute, because I have work for Matthew Walter in the new term. It might not be in the role of a minister but it will nevertheless be crucial to the continued development of this country. Suffice to say at this point, I value the competence and experience of the outgoing member and this Labour Party shall appropriately acknowledge its eternal debt to him for his many years of service,” the Prime Minister stated.
Honourable Matthew Walter has served as Parliamentary Representative for the Paix Bouche Constituency since the June 12, 1995 general elections. He has served as a member of Cabinet since 2000, first as Minister for Community Development, Gender Affairs, Culture and Information and currently Minister for Agriculture and Forestry.
Prime Minister Skerrit has welcomed Ms Roselyn Paul as the new Dominica Labour Party Candidate for the Paix Bouche Constituency. Ms Paul was launched at massive DLP meeting in Calibishie on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.
“We have moved across the country in the last two weeks and introduced several of our new or returning candidates to you. Tonight, it is my honour to publicly endorse the candidature of Ms. Roslyn Paul. She has all the characteristics of a great Parl Rep in the making. She is humble, competent, caring and loving. In other words, she is nothing like her opponent!” the Prime Minister stated.
The new DLP candidate in Paix Bouche when elected to parliament intends to build on the strong platform already provided by the Dominica Labour Party by improving skills and introducing a business approach to agriculture and community tourism. Young people, in particular, will be empowered by being given the training, mentorship and capital to start their own small businesses. Everything done moving forward will be focused on self-sufficiency and employment. Ms Paul also intends push for improved main and farm access roads, enhanced sporting and community facilities, better housing and greater access to social programmes for those in need.