President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, congratulates Prime Minister Skerrit on his re-election

President Chavez www.thewashingtonnote.com

Dear Roosevelt:

Receive a Bolivarian greeting filled with joy, before the overwhelming electoral victory of the Dominica Labour Party that ratifies you today as Prime Minister of such a loved and admired island.

The people of Dominica deposited their trust on you, standing tall with great honour before the oligarchy that has tried to stop the democratic aspirations of the People, condemning all the efforts that we have jointly made to achieve definite unity of our nations.

As I found out of this genuinely good news, to my mind came some words of our Father Liberator Simon Bolivar, expressed in his “Jamaica Letter” on September 6, 1815, responding to Henry Cullen, a British citizen residing in Falmouth. A great ideological log that I hereby include for being both opportune and true: Surely union is what is missing to complete the master piece of our generation.

In January 2008, the integration of the Caribbean countries revitalized when the Commonwealth of Dominica decided, freely and in a sovereign manner to join the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America. This action, involved us in the consolidation process for real and truly democratic union, keeping with the interests of an Alliance that seeks complementarity for the nations that give it its life.

I would like to recall Phyllis Shand Allfrey, founder of the Dominica Labour Party, a poet that sang beautifully to her Country in a play that a treasure with affection, titled “Love for an Island’: Their passion drives them to perpetuation: they dig, they plant, they build and they aspire to the eternal landmark; when they die the forest covers up their set desire. Salesmen and termites occupy their dwelling, their legendary politics decay. Yet they achieve an ultimate memorial: they blend their flesh with the beloved clay.

And of this love for country, we are now seeing our People, men and women who were “born of the scenery,” attentive to the smallmindedness of the foreign usurper to respond with clear conviction in defense of their space and future.

Therefore, greeting to the People of Dominica who keep proving day by day their maturity and political knowledge, preventing the attempt of media attacks, reiterating to the world that there is nothing more powerful than popular sovereignty, less when this one is aware of its own transforming power.

I would like to reiterate my congratulations for your reelection, with the warm and natural affection that has always united us to the sister people of Dominica. Remember, partner, that by us there will always be an immense constructive popular force, creative and liberating which nobody could defeat. Receive my respect and admiration.

Always until victory!

Hugo Chavez Frias

We will succeed

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27 Comments

  1. May 23, 2010

    hi.
    That tips are great, thank you ..
    I love your blog…
    thank you again carry on…

  2. May 8, 2010

    CLEVER GIRL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. January 7, 2010

    dominicans must vote for progress, not for what the party can ive you personally, so buck up dominicans, where is the red clinic now is it open, tired make people fool uoy all dominicans wake up and smell the cofee

  4. SADAM HUSSEIN
    December 29, 2009

    well all is done mr chavez will claim(and i know he dont want his money back he wants something else ,i wonder what )

  5. NATURE BOY
    December 27, 2009

    FOR ALL OF U STILL AROUND THE PLACE CHATTING PISS……..THE ELECTION JUST PROVED TO U JOKERS THAT U ALL CANNOT STOP THE POWER AND LOVE OF THE PEOPLE…..SO U ALL CAN CHAT CHEESE WE R HERE TO STAY TO SERVE THE INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE SO TAKE THAT….

  6. GGF
    December 27, 2009

    THE DICTATOR CHAVEZ TALKING ABOUT DEMOCRACY !!!

    HE IS THE ONE who modified his country Constitution for him to stay in power for his lifetime !

    The one who closed down 13 private radiostations because they were backing the opposition !
    The one who jailed political opposants
    The one who said Obama smells just like Bush ! ( Dominicans agree with that ? )
    The one who opened its military bases to Russians
    The one who backs the Iranian Dictatorship
    The one who “buys” poor people votes by giving them free stuff
    The one who now wants to expropriate Toyota in venezuela, after he nationalised some private industries already

    It is so dramatic that DA got involved in this Alba extremist movement ; Chavez’s ambition is to, one day, rule a huge communist confederation of South and Central America States .

    Miss Charles ; please come back to save us ; just like you did for Grenada some years ago.

    GGF

  7. Mujahardin
    December 26, 2009

    Just like how Chavez bought a referandum after he lost it, he bought the elections in Dominica for Skerrit. Hugo Chavez is an animal. HUGO CHAVEZ GO TO HELL. YOU ARE A CRIMINAL. I PRAY THAT YOU DIE VERY SOON.

    Spirit, ask the people of Mero and St. Joseph about the four Venezuelan battle ships which were anchored on the west coast on the evening of elections. Your dam brainwashed fool. I feel so sorry for you foolish Laborites, you guys are so ignorant and pathetic that it reeks.

  8. Prophet2
    December 26, 2009

    Well Sean, perhaps Dominica should leave the OECS and CARICOM since they’re so bad.
    Chavez is even asking parents not to buy Christmas presents for their kids…..what’s next?

    We never miss the water until the well runs dry…..ALBA is not good for those who value democracy, it’s the opposite to freedom. Dominica is more vunerable because unlike the other OECS states She is a republic, the others have their Monarch.

  9. sean
    December 25, 2009

    OECS and CARICOM never dide anything for us,thanks God for Chavez, we have been brainwashed by the North American Powers for too long.

  10. Prophet2
    December 24, 2009

    Venezuela had annual inflation of 28.6 percent in November, the highest of 78 economies tracked by Bloomberg.
    ______________________________________________________________________________

    A snippet from caribbean net news.

  11. precious stones
    December 24, 2009

    PROPHET2″ You said it right, time will surely tell.. Thats an ANTI-CHRIST ELECTION THAT TOOK PLACE THERE THE SIGNS ARE SO CLEAR TO SEE…. 6+6+6= 18 SEATS + ON 18th … That’s the MARK OF THE BEAST 666. LET’S ALL GO INTO SERIOUS PRAY AND FASTING FOR OUR NATION BEFORE IT’S TO LATE. THIS IS SERIOUS MY PEOPLE TAKE HEED.

  12. Observer
    December 24, 2009

    Chavez talking about Democracy?! This man is a “democratic Dictator”!! This man modified the constitution of his country to make himslef President for life. All he is good at is immitatiing Fidel!
    Inflation is running at 5% in his own country but he has millions to give to Skerrit.
    These people don’t believe in freedom.
    Dominicans watch out! You won’t recognize this dear country of ours soon.
    Peace!

  13. mack
    December 24, 2009

    agree with u 100% loving-it

  14. Prophet2
    December 24, 2009

    Check this out, it’s getting worse. http://www.caribbeannetnews.com/venezuela/venezuela.php

  15. s.j
    December 24, 2009

    this kind of country dont give money and get something in return i dont know what mess the people of Dominca put the country in they like to much free thing want you cant give them free thing they not for you God watch over our nation

  16. Loving-it
    December 23, 2009

    DNO i begging u guys..put a limit on the amount of words per persons comment….

    ppl like @ (not even the constitution can stop me)

    those ppl need to have their own column to run there mouth…the comment section is not for them

  17. when their economy collapse
    December 23, 2009

    I want to hear Viva then……

  18. December 23, 2009

    Dominicans please read the letter carefully ” surely union is what is missing to complete the master piece of our generation ” people of Dominica becareful Chavez wants to have is own America, Dominica and Dominicans will pay for what we are heading into may God continue to bless our Nation .

  19. not even the constitution can stop me
    December 23, 2009

    Is the EU a member of ALBA?

    Did Chavez know of EU allegence?

    Is Lead Counsel for the Government, Mr. Anthony Astaphan hanging his head in shame?
    In October 29, 2009 Mr Astaphan fought and won the legal battle preventing persons holding dual citizenship from being nominated yet in December 2009 he publicly campaigned in favour of Roosevelt Skerit being nominated despite haven failed to inform the public until revealed by opposition candidates that he has been a holder of a French passport since 1972.

    What are the far reaching implications/consequences?

    Does and did his loyalty and sworn allegiance to a foreign power affect his:
    • Past and future fiduciary responsibilities?
    • Holding posts in regional bodies such as the ALBA, CARICOM and OECS?
    • Chairmanship of ECCB
    • Participating in EU trade negotiations and agreements?
    • Serving as minister of national (and regional) security?
    • Awarding multimillion dollar/euro contracts to French/EU companies for the exploitation of national resources such quarries, geothermal energy, fishing grounds, territorial waters etc.
    • Interference in fisheries matters involving quarries polluting the traditional fishing grounds, releasing of French fishermen caught illegally fishing in Dominica’s territorial waters…French coast guard being allowed to operate freely in the territorial waters of Dominica.
    • How do these decisions also affect other Caribbean nations?

    Photo taken during the Prime ministers oath shows Mr. Anthony Astaphan and Savarin’s faces and body language in the picture taken during the swearing in of Roosevelt Skerrit as prime minister of Dominica .

    Isn’t Anthony Astaphan trying to hide?
    You can hide behind the radio but does not the picture tell a thousand words?

    See link to case Anthony Astaphan won to prevent an oposition candidate from being nominated in St.Kitts Note the date.
    http://www.nevisblog.com/candidates-must-sign-declarations-that-they-do-not-hold-dual-citizenship.html

    “(Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
    October 29, 2009 (CUOPM)

    Lead Counsel for the Government, Mr. Anthony Astaphan said the Legal Team wants to ensure that persons who are qualified for election to the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly are not holding dual citizenship and are properly qualified on Nomination Day.

    Section 28 (1) of the St. Kitts and Nevis Constitution given the Nation when it became independent during the Administration of the People’s Action Movement on September 19th 1983 states: “A person shall not be qualified to be elected or appointed as a member of the National Assembly if by virtue of his own act, under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience or adherence to a foreign power or state.”

    Speaking at a News Conference on Wednesday, Mr. Astaphan said a request was made Monday and granted by the High Court to allow the Legal Team to review and clarify the language in the National Assembly Elections Amendment Act 2009.

    “We have realised that it is a part of the strategy, forensic or otherwise, to consistently threaten or issue injunctions on real or perceived or illusionary reasons. We therefore think that in the interest of time, we must do all that is necessary to clear the deck, to remove obstacles and reasons so that we can pave the way to permit the Prime Minister on the conditions that he thinks best, to exercise the prerogative given to him to call the general elections unfettered, absolutely unfettered by unnecessary litigation most of which is being threatened from the political platform,” said Mr. Astaphan.

    “This does not mean and our advice to the Attorney General was never intended to mean that the basic objects of the Act changed. The purpose of the Act was to ensure that persons who are eligible to be elected, sign the appropriate declarations which are consistent with the provisions of the constitution and that if someone has said in the past or maybe under any possibility of a disqualification that he is obliged by any revised version of the law, to swear declarations as to his eligibility and the absence of any ground for his disqualification. The reason for that is we want to remove any reasons for litigation,” said Astaphan.

    He pointed out that the present Act as amended, vests in the Returning Officer to collect evidence and to decide on the evidence presented.

    “It is possible that the PAM may even if we clear the decks now, on any present litigation may in a future litigation prior to the elections may want to take the point that a Returning Officer is appointed by the Supervisor of Elections and the Executive Branch and therefore there is the appearance of bias on not real or factual appearance of bias,” said Astaphan, who was flanked by Dr. Henry Browne, Mr. Sylvester Anthony and Dr. Kenny Anthony.

    Mr. Astaphan said that his advice to the Attorney General is that the revision which takes place would ensure that any questions of disqualification is unequivocally and unambiguously vested in the Supreme Court by virtue of the provisions of the Constitution.

    “This revision is not merely removing obstacles or reasons or possible reasons real or perceived for litigation. It will also add to the scope of the amended Act. It will ensure that there are appropriate declarations consistent with the law, which will be drafted consistently with the provisions of the Constitution and authorities that are already decided the point,” Mr. Astaphan told the Press.

    “The proposed revision does not affect the fundamental question which exist today that any candidate nominated must be qualified for election and must not suffer from any disqualification vice, such as dual citizenship of the United States, even if you have renounced, there must be a completion of the renunciation process via the State Department or other relevant foreign affairs authority in that jurisdiction and that if anyone is on Nomination Day suffering from such a vice, any vote in his direction or for him in any election, would be a complete waste of time and that his election would be subject to challenge in the court by election petition,” said Mr. Anthony.

    He said there is no concession, abdication or surrender on the essential primary object of the legislation, which was to ensure that on Nomination Day persons who are qualified on Nomination Day to be candidates, swear declarations as to eligibility and disqualification and the question of the legality of that or any contravention of that declaration will be dealt with either in the criminal court in accordance with the provisions of the relevant sections or by petition.

    “Anyone who is convicted of an offence of that kind or has been found guilty of the disqualification or swearing to a false declaration will be subject to disqualification. So the substantive basis of the Act remains. What we are doing is advising that the language be clarified to ensure that all that the Returning Officer is responsible to do is to ensure that the declarations are properly attended to and sworn and that questions of eligibility and non eligibility will be dealt with by the high court,” said the senior counsel.

    “The primary objective of this legal team is to remove any reason for possible litigation so that we can clear the deck for the Hon. Prime Minister to make his decision when he wants to call the general elections unfettered by injunctions threatened by the political platform,” Astaphan reiterated.)”

    His face tells his guilt.

    Constitution of the Commonwealth of Dominica

    CHAPTER III PARLIAMENT
    Part 1 Establishment of Parliament
    32.Disqualifications for Representatives and Senators.
    1. A person shall not be qualified to be elected or appointed as a Representative or Senator (hereinafter in this section referred to as a member) if he-

    a.is by virtue of his own act, under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience or adherence to a foreign power or state;

    Go see for yourself, there are young Dominicans in prison for no crime, others for mistaken identity, some because they had nothing to eat, most because they have no legal representation …
    Can someone look up the following laws of Dominica?

    http://www.dominica.gov.dm/laws/

    are the :
    Oaths ACT Chapter 5-50
    http://www.dominica.gov.dm/laws/chapters/chap5-50.pdf

    TREASON ACT 10:01
    http://www.dominica.gov.dm/laws/chapters/chap10-01.pdf

    PERJURY ACT Chapter 10:30
    http://www.dominica.gov.dm/laws/chapters/chap10-30.pdf

    OECS ACT

    CARICOM security ACT

    NATIONAL SECURITY ACT
    ….have they been broken?

    But I guess not EVEN THE CONSTITUTION OF DOMINICA can stop…???

  20. Prophet2
    December 23, 2009

    Chavez Jr, time will tell my brother, time will tell.

  21. Chavez Jr.
    December 23, 2009

    Prophet my brother, when will u guys change ur form of ideology. Stop being bombarded by western biaseness and try to get the other side of the story before u comment my bro. We in the Caribbean are being brainwashed by by the imperial powers, no system of government is perfect thats why we need to understand all point of views. Am in the middle of the system here in venezuela nd I undrstand whats going on. It’s not a matter of supportin the leftist ideology, however most of what is being heared out there about Venez is bias, concocted, fabricated, they only want to show the ugly side. U know its the psychological tactic of the CIA. If u are not with them u are against them……

  22. jah bless
    December 23, 2009

    Hopefuly we can come together and build the international airport at wesley. merry x mas every one.

  23. Prophet2
    December 23, 2009

    I just hope Skerrit just uses this man’s money and help and not follow his footsteps. The.. …everything in Venezuela and turning them into state-owned, pretty soon no one can own a business and … war with Columbia, … accusing the Dutch.
    We Dominicans were freed from slavery and we don’t want a modern one….Long live democracy.

  24. Chica
    December 23, 2009

    You have already succeeded chavez. Alas Papa God, watch over my country, my relatives and fellow countrymen. AMEN.

  25. True Dominican
    December 23, 2009

    Viva el Publo Dominicana, Viva Venezuela.

  26. December 23, 2009

    Viva el pueblo de Dominica! Juntos Venceremos!

  27. spirit
    December 23, 2009

    Thank you mister Chavez , you have always been a good freind to our leader and country and this we really appreciate sir. you had no roll or part to play in our democratic electoral process as our opposition parties try to implicate. we will forever remember mr Chavez for his assistance to this country and the rest of the region. ALBA ALBA ALBA THANK GOD FOR ALBAAAAAAAAA. and to the opposition i still waiting for the venezuelian battle ships to anchor out side dominica for the election.

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