PM Skerrit highlights new Seventh Day Adventist legislation

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit making his entrance at the House of Assembly yesterday

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says the Seventh Day Adventist community in Dominica should celebrate, following the passage of an act to amend the Seventh Day Adventist Church Incorporation.

The bill which was passed in parliament last night, seeks to amend the Seventh Day Adventist Church Ordinance to change all references to the Leeward Islands Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist to the East Caribbean Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist church.

According to Skerrit, members of the religious organization have waited more than 15 years for this change

“I am sure that they are happy this evening because they have been requesting this for more than 15 years now. Government appreciates the tremendous contribution that the church has been making in Dominica. Education, health, community spirit, housing are just a few areas that they have assisted Dominica,” Skerrit told Parliament.

He made reference to a government  decision several years ago to assist with the salaries of teachers at the Seventh Day Adventist Secondary School in Portsmouth.

He also noted that the Ministry of Education will also seek to engage in discussions with the Seventh Day Adventist Primary School in Roseau about a possible relocation.

According to the prime minister, the numbers are growing and the current location, downstairs the church building, is seemingly becoming too small.

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15 Comments

  1. September 27, 2011

    Our eyes can only be opened by our LORD GOD.

    DO YOU THINK OR BELIEVE THAT THE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH AND GOVERNMENT HAS EVER BEEN SEPARATED?

    THE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH MAY BE ONE OF THE BREEDING GROUNDS FOR SOME OF THE MOST WELL-ROUNDED,TOP MINDS FOR GOVERNMENT (and their hidden agenda).

    LORD GOD THANKS FOR DELIVERANCE,STRENGTH,DIRECTION,MERCY AND ALL YOU DO, AND PROVIDE.

    THE LORD WILL SAVE US AMEN.

    IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO SEEK THE LORD WHILE HE CAN BE FOUND. HE CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH.

  2. 1979
    August 19, 2011

    boy mister know how to lock down votes eh boss……respect you we skerro, careful who that might be working through you….cuz i dont think its god…

  3. Alkatraz
    January 5, 2011

    The Governmentis really focus on whollistic development. I am proud be be a SDA member and a LAbourite. Hats of PM

  4. an honored seventhday adventist
    November 28, 2010

    that great news to hear. thank God for this after so long. it is truly an honour

  5. June 22, 2010

    awesome…praise the lord! He is good and mighty!

  6. adventist
    February 28, 2010

    have u guys read what’s happening? this has nothing to do with church and state joining nor politics… it has to do with the change of name for the conference… it no longer includes all the countiries it used to therefore a name change was necessary & the country has laws as to how this should be done… only following legislation..

  7. j
    February 8, 2010

    how come adventis in politics god donot like politiks nidar dlp uwp dpp dfp non of them

  8. j
    February 8, 2010

    how come church i that god do not like politiks

  9. only
    February 8, 2010

    Have you heard of separation of church and state? There is a reason for that.

  10. alrightie then
    February 6, 2010

    we’re already living in a church married to state country…… that’s in a nutshell, deadly.

  11. blackheart
    February 6, 2010

    that a really good milstone for the 7thday adventist congregation. just that when the state begins to mesh with the church, there is something interesting to think about

  12. Thoughtful
    February 6, 2010

    If its not impacting your life, it certainly is impacting someone else’s.

  13. alrightie then
    February 6, 2010

    @ look tory
    It has nothing to do with the gov. I prefer not to roll in _______ with the rest of you who have absoulutely nothing to do but argue something you all clearly don’t understand. And for your info. that’s the purpose of Gov. to make laws etc etc etc that will impact our lives one way or the next.

  14. look tory
    February 6, 2010

    alrightie then…. so u expect everything the gov. do to directly impact u? stupes!

  15. alrightie then
    February 5, 2010

    how does this impact my life??? just thinking outloud.

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