Prime Minister Skerrit attends Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Rwanda

Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda from 20-25 June, 2022.

The Heads of Government are expected to reaffirm the common values of member states and agree on actions and policies to improve the lives of citizens. The meeting schedule includes the Commonwealth Women’s Forum, Commonwealth Youth Forum, and Ministerial and High Level meetings.

The election of the Commonwealth Secretary-General will take place during the meeting, with Dominica’s Baroness Patricia Scotland seeking reelection to the post.

The official opening of CHOGM takes place on Friday 24 June and is followed by the main high-level meetings of Heads on Friday 24 to Saturday 25 June. They are proceeded by four Forums, ministerial meetings, side events and other activities.

Prime Minister Skerrit will be accompanied by Hon. Dr. Kenneth Darroux, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business and Diaspora Relations, Hon. Dr. Vince Henderson, Minister for Planning, Economic Development, Climate Resilience, Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy, Ms. Janet Charles, High Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Dominica to the United Kingdom and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Barbara Dailey.

During the Prime Minister’s absence, Hon. Reginald Austrie, Senior Minister and Minister for Housing and Urban Development will be the Acting Prime Minister.

CHOGM proceedings can be viewed below.

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15 Comments

  1. June 22, 2022

    I hope he gets some good bush medicine in Kigali for his chronic symptoms of his (he knows what). In Kigali the Tutsi are the best. Remember this young lady who stated that the dilapidated tool smelled so bad she used Dettol, jeyes and Clorox to sanitize her mouth? De ting smelled. I wonder what happened to that mouth after that terrible mix.

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  2. Bobby
    June 21, 2022

    Away he goes for another jolly at our expense. When are we going to stop this man and bring him down to earth?

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    • Ibo France
      June 21, 2022

      Bobby, the media should bring attention to this issue involving the wanton waste of taxpayers’ dollars without any transparency or accountability.

      This pattern of financial abuse by the plutocrats in power will continue until the abusers feel the collective outrage of the masses including the do nothing, lazy media.

      Wherever there is an unresponsive, passive set of electors, combined with a comatose, indolent media, the incumbent regime will continue to rest on their laurels and abuse their positions.

      No stimulus, no reprieve from the astronomical rise in inflation, but one, corrupt man and his acolytes go country hopping all over the world every week at the expense of taxpayers.

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  3. Why U Running 4?
    June 21, 2022

    Let’s not forget that after the religious and political had crucified Jesus, they left his lifeless body well covered and went to the temple to keep their religious Sabbath.
    PM what do you know about the killing of Keyan Alexander, the only person that could help us find Kenisha Ettienne?
    PM do you know if Kenisha’ blood was sacrificed?
    We need answers pM and Dominicans are in pain

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  4. Roland Mitchell
    June 21, 2022

    When politicians start thinking in terms of cost and benefit, then we will be on our way to success.
    This lot never had any conscience at all. Their elections are rigged. Therefore their authenticity is doubtful. Life under Skerrit is almost worse than slavery. Dominica is making no progress, and is losing its best people fast.

    Soon Dominicans will leave the carcass of Dominica for Skerrit .

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  5. Just Asking
    June 20, 2022

    What commonwealth? Do just a little research at least. Why does this guy keep making a genius out of Mia Morley?

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  6. KID ON THE BLOCK
    June 20, 2022

    To Ibo MALAPROP France and Toto, when the fox could not get the grapes it sad they were sour. Get a life you two. You both seem to be two maniacs.

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  7. Ibo France
    June 20, 2022

    Almost every week or at least bi-weekly, Roosevelt hops on an iron bird and flies to some foreign land.

    He is always accompanied by a large entourage which is a huge financial burden on the treasury.

    Can DNO or any other local media house unearth how much Roosevelt travels have cost the country (2022) so far? It has to be countless $millions for airlines, hotels, chauffeurs, food, et cetera.

    This is squander-mania of the taxpayers’ hard earned dollars as many members of Roosevelt’s high maintenance delegations just go for the joyride.

    No other prime minister in the entire Caribbean has a busier overseas itinerary than Roosevelt who brings back to Dominica nothing but empty promises. His recent travels to the UAE, Pakistan, Venezuela, USA, Cuba and Guyana have yielded nothing for the country.

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    • Toto
      June 20, 2022

      Don’t forget their perdiem tax free allowance on top of that. I don’t know how much that is today my friend but it must be a pretty penny but alas for some enough is never enough.

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      • Ibo France
        June 20, 2022

        How can the autocrat live such a lavished life while Jimbo, Penny man live in unimaginable squalor, and so many fellow Dominicans are sleeping on cold concrete completely exposed to the elements?

        Has he had his conscience surgically removed?

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    • Bring back the kidnapped parrots
      June 21, 2022

      Another tax payer funded excursion vacation camouflaged as a “fact finding mission” Does yours truly ever stop wasting tax payers money on vacations helping to prop up fellow dictators? He is abusing the tax payers of Dominica for his personal gain and financial enrichment.

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    • Bring back the kidnapped parrots
      June 21, 2022

      The Dominican people like him wasting their money that’s why they keep electing him.

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  8. Toto
    June 20, 2022

    Boy oh boy, wonderboy is meeting up with his partner in crime suchay-sell again this time in Kigali, where bad-boy Boris Johnson and his sidekick Piti Patel want to send asylum seekers to Britain on a one-way ticket. It cheaper to buy a Dominican passport, get into U.K. visa free and disappear into the diaspora there, Honestly. Maybe our boy will advise suchay-sell for a small commission and everybody happy ever after. But what really worries Toto is our wonderboy spending less and less time in his own country. Maybe it too small for him now and people too little. You cannot pick feathers from a scrawny poule – ni, after all.

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    • Ibo France
      June 20, 2022

      Roosevelt should officially be designated a tourist in Dominica. A few weeks ago he flew to Cuba; next was Guyan;, then to the USA; and now to Rwanda. Each time with a mammoth posse of deadweight.

      There is no accountable or transparency of tax dollars spent to finance these frequent escapades. What next for him, outer space?

      The saddest thing of all is the citizens remain stoically unconcerned about this. The media doesn’t even say as much of a whisper. Dominica is really unique.

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      • Man bite dogs
        June 21, 2022

        The saddest thing is you having the opportunity on DNO to write such nonsense every possible days, next step for you is yes you guessed it.

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