PM Skerrit to attend ECCB meeting in St. Kitts

eccbPrime Minister and Minister Finance, Roosevelt Skerrit, will participate in the 78th meeting of the Monetary Council of Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) in St. Kitts on Friday.

On the agenda for discussion at the meeting will be the Governor’s Financial, Consolidation and Development Report as of September 2013, and the monetary and credit conditions in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union.  Dr Kenny Anthony, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of St. Lucia will chair the meeting.

The Monetary Council will hold meetings with Public Service Unions and Associations of the ECCB member states, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

The Monetary Council is the highest decision-making authority of the Bank. It comprises eight ministers, one from each of the participating governments. Each minister designates an alternate to serve on the Council in his absence. Chairmanship of the Council is rotated among the members on an annual basis.

Minister for Information, Telecommunications and Constituency Empowerment, Ambrose George, will act as Prime Minister while Prime Minister Skerrit is out of state.

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42 Comments

  1. Laughable
    February 14, 2014

    @Perfect Idiot you loved Eugenia so much at the end you use to call her Madame Dracula and Mama Murdere, now that she is dead and gone she is the best…Dominicans too wortless and wicked….
    Skerrit, do what you are doing your way and at your pace. Nobody going to kill you like they killed Pierro and then cry like crocodile….
    Badminded and wicked people…

  2. February 14, 2014

    I really dnt care to much about this man where abouts,I just want who ever win this election to please create jobs especially for the young people.So many young people are just sitting by the road ride doing nothing.Remember not everyone is call to do farming.There is not alot a market for farming.So please guys stop all that attacking each other and focus on making Dominica a better Dominica.Love u my Dominica praying for you.

    • anonymous2
      January 8, 2016

      You should care who is in power because Dominicans (and diaspora) either helped put them there by voting or not voting Too many people here don’t participate in the process because it is corrupt. Then unite and change it. Skerrit is a puppet. How do you expect someone that was a school teacher and then schooled in the ways of Parliament to know anything except how to get rich while in office because he is also the financial minister. The PM should never be the financial minister. That is too easy. When has he ever created or really run anything? It would be something if he even had ministers that he could delegate responsibility to and that could actually get something accomplished within a budget. If you don’t care where he is, you should, because he is spending the people’s tax money. Money that could be going into the pockets of workers for jobs that have been created and need to be done.

  3. Iko
    February 14, 2014

    Does Skerrit understand Finance? Yes or no?

    • JoJo
      February 15, 2014

      Of course he does. He is making money, not so? it is called one-way financing.

    • DALady
      February 15, 2014

      I don’t know…Remember? None of your business. :lol:

  4. watchdog
    February 13, 2014

    Yes Ms. Charles was minister of finance and prime minister at least she had a degree and at least she had a course in accounting and business law. I don,t think the P.M. can understand that kind of talk he is not qualified to be Minister of Finance

    • anonymous2
      January 8, 2016

      Just because you have courses in finance or business, does not necessarily mean that they can translate into running a profitable business or wisely handling money. People here as well as many places think that if you have a degree you are somehow smarter than someone who has common sense and is money wise. Not necessarily so.

  5. watchdog
    February 13, 2014

    After 14 yrs. in office Mr Joseph is applauding the govt. for saying that Skerrit is going to attend a conference.He should have been doing that everytime he goes out .come on ex mayor stop this foolishness Shame on your Red P arty.

  6. Not Me Alone
    February 13, 2014

    Mei cier quick! Quack! Once upon a time two elected to lead a firm; One was named coupe lapen (comrade rabbit)and the other named coupeu chat (comrade cat). Needless to say none trusted the other because they had a lot in common. One day comrade Rabbit was going out of town for an unspecific length of time so he asked comrade cat to hold on for him. But before he left he warned comrade rat to be careful how he touching because the public looking. So comrade Rat says, my friend, “Because you touching and the public caught you don’t think I am like you”. Comrade Rabbit said, “Comrade, I have never been caught, but you have.” Comrade Cat says, “I have never been caught too.” Comrade Rabbit says “Yes you have and I even had to fire you.” Then comrade Cat got upset and said ” You have been caught several times is just that comrade lawyer covering it up. You remember when comrade lawyer had to refund the purse some $50,000 dollars on your behalf?” Then comrade Rabbit said, let’s not go there because we are two of a kind. Just have fun while I am gone my comrade.”

    • FAST N FURIOUS
      February 14, 2014

      You forget to make mention about Comrade Tom and the $27,000.00 from DAAS.

  7. Cecil Joseph
    February 13, 2014

    Many Dominicans have been asking the Government to report the where about of the Prime Minister, I hope this new action will put to rest the criticisms. Lennox Linton has been asking for transparency,I expect him to be quiet this week.

    • Malgraysa
      February 13, 2014

      Come on Cecil, don’t make yourself look silly. The news that the Finance Minister of the OECS ( and I presume this does include Roosevelt Skerrit?) would meet in St. Kitts on friday was already released a day earlier, on 12 Feb. by Winn 98.9, Carib Daily and the St. Kitts Gazette amongst others. Skerrit would have looked mighty silly himself if the had not said anything about that, wouln’t he?
      We don’t rely just on local news anymore you know, especially if it is selective like the Chronicle and GIS. It would apppear that the world outside Govt. is more transparent than our own Govt.

    • February 13, 2014

      Where were Dominicans when Euginia Charles use to go no one knew her where about when there was house of assemble we could not even listen to it live on radio is what she wanted us to hear that’s what was put on the air we Dominicans have amnesia

      • A Perfect Idiot
        February 13, 2014

        @Green grass, I do not know about what you talking about because I know Euginia use to tell the nation when she was going out. Also, even if she did not tell us as you are saying, we COULD TRUST HER because we knew if she got a $1.00 for the country everything would go to our treasury, unlike this one. If he gets $5 million we never get to know how much he got. All we seeing is lawyers getting rich, advisors getting rich, government ministers getting rich, the pm himself is already multi millionaire, and his friends getting rich while the majority of Dominicans have to depend on handouts. You need to leave your “Green grass” for at list one month to see how fast your grass would die, if you not an international agent.

  8. african queen
    February 13, 2014

    who this man thinks he fooling; he knows now to inform the public that he is leaving state. He is too late this time let him not call the elections things will get against him more and more. There is a bombshell to burst skerrit boy call the election fast.

  9. Views Expressed
    February 13, 2014

    I AM not SURE IF Dominica’s PRIME MINISTER HAS SUFFICIENTLY READ THE REPORT AND CONDENSED THE DISCUSSION OF THE Dwight VENNER last week TO ATTEND THAT MEETING LET ALONE CONTRIBUTE MEANINGFULLY TO IT`s debate. From previous sittings and even the OECS parliament Skerrit does not say much let alone of policy direction, guidance etc. …and I guess the reason for this is because he is not well read. It is pretty obvious and sad. What will Skerrit come back and report to us Dominicans…..GO TO HELL?????????? NONE OF OUR DAMN BUSINESS????
    I DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN REPRSENTING US IN ST. KITTS
    CHANGE IS A MUST….WE NEED BETTER REPRERSENTATION.

    • Simply the Truth
      February 13, 2014

      Are you stating that you comprehend it better than he even without you reading it? You are something else.
      Why are people as you being disrespectful and insulting towards your PM? In your eyes he cannot do anything good. You have a severe problem. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  10. ?????????????
    February 13, 2014

    So all of a sudden people getting to know that Skerrit is out of state.Cannot wait to vote against his corrupt gang, going by the name of Labour party.

    • February 13, 2014

      I beg you pardoned and who is non corrupt gang UWP all you see how the freedom party is no more or not in existence, well wait UWP will follow suit. you follow!

      • A Perfect Idiot
        February 13, 2014

        I realize you like to attack the freedom party. As a former proud freedomite myself, you have ever reason to criticize them because it the DFP that caused labour to be back to lice. They were all but dead. By the way, you hatting Freedom so much and Savarin is president?

      • JoJo
        February 15, 2014

        You forget Skerrit was also a Freedomite . Do you trust people that will change their faith for material gain or power? I don’t.

    • anonymous2
      January 8, 2016

      Going to another Caribbean island is nothing compared to the cost of going to China and Saudi Arabia. Business in the region is one thing. International dealings are something else. No true report is made of these.

  11. February 13, 2014

    Skeritt is not the only PM that hold minister of finance when Euginia Charles was PM she was also minister of finance all PM holds that position give Skerrit a break man all you on the man back Edisson James was minister of finance and by the the late Euginia Charles made more trips over seas than Skerrit ask Brian Alleyne

    • 4CARS
      February 13, 2014

      Well that dual ministry must stop. You cannot be cook and customer at the same time.

    • A Perfect Idiot
      February 13, 2014

      @Green grass, I know Ms. Charles was PM and minister of finance. However I cannot remember Edison James ever being minister of finance. I remember Timothy was but can’t remember Edo was. Now the concern is not about who is PM and who is minister of finance because as you would recall, when both Ms. Charles and Mr. Eddo got into government they both had a fairly good financial base. In comparison, the current came with NOTHING. Not even a car. Yet after 14 yrs. he owns everything from mansion, to villas, to land and the list goes on. In fact he is considered the richest PM in the Caribbean while our country has become one of the poorest under his watch. ??????

    • LawieBawie
      February 14, 2014

      I live in Anguilla wher both the present and past Chief Ministers is/have been the Minister of Finance.
      I guess the detractors are quickly running out of stuff to criticize the PM about.

  12. shaka zulu
    February 13, 2014

    What is our pm contribution. Guess he is presenting on getting money from friends and not having sustainable systems in place to grow the economy. Our debt has ballooned exponentially manufacturing extinct, agriculture has gone to the next level before his government could, which is downward. He has continued to boast that his skillfull management has made us better than most ib the Caribbean during the economic depression. I will not mention his personal wealth has increased to the point where he can give liat 8 mill without approval from parliament.
    Who needs world bank and IMF in our affairs when we have skillful skeritt. Its time we move away from these colonial institution and focus on China and its one China policy. Lets owe them billions instead cause they have the interest of the caribbean and its people just like they do tibet, taiwan and it citizens.

    • anonymous2
      January 8, 2016

      Irony at work.

  13. Not Me Alone
    February 13, 2014

    Ok DNO thanks. Now we know the PM will be going to St. Kitts on Friday, 14, 2014, and Ambrose George will be acting PM while he is gone (kind of coupe Lapen and coupe Chat). Is there any to find out for us how long the PM is going to be out for, if ST. Kitts will be his final destination, how much the PM receives in terms of advances, and what currency will be used? I believe these questions are important to address so that when Skerrit reveals his travel expenses next year (only if he has not called election), we don’t see a trip to St. Kitts, China and Lybia on the same date. WE want to be able to keep track of his trips.

  14. 4CARS
    February 13, 2014

    They all have long hands and deep pockets. They are the PM and still Minister of Finance – So you doe see then! I can hardly wait for the change to come. And if Linton play the fool he will only have one term. We not standing for no nonsense government again. We done wit dat. Do good, or we impeach your butt.

    • Fouchette
      February 14, 2014

      What CRAP are you talking?? Yes he is the PM but he is also a Minister which means that he must have a Ministry. Are you saying then that he gets a bigger salary as Minister of Finance than if he was Minister of Agriclture etc? And you have a whole load of Fouchetters giving you thumbs-up for talking that bull!!

      You talking pure fouchette!!

    • DALady
      February 15, 2014

      Makes sense.

  15. Jim
    February 13, 2014

    He run away from Sir Dwight Venner in Dominica and went to Cuba fly the next day to Dominica when it was a 2 day meeting, now he is going to attend the meeting shame

    • 4CARS
      February 13, 2014

      “Leave them alone, and they will come home, wagging their tails behind them.”

      • DALady
        February 15, 2014

        Home Sweet Home

  16. John Doe From The US
    February 13, 2014

    PM never miss a chance to leave dominica and go out and collect that extra stipend..
    Lennox Linton for PM. UWP 18 Seats..

    • February 13, 2014

      Lennox will never get 18 seats

      • A Perfect Idiot
        February 13, 2014

        Lennox only needs 11 seats to win and become PM. I can see that becoming a reality the moment Skerro calls an election. No wonder Skerro is afraid and you know that

      • first time voter
        February 14, 2014

        Yes green sacray gars skerite not wining more than 3 seats this comining election .his grass not green again.sacray boohoe call the election we waiting to throw all u out.now he telling the public where he going eh thanks god for lennox who critisize all his bad movements to put him strait.18 seats for uwp. I voting for my first time for change.i kia live like that.go to hell labour.

      • Anonymous
        February 14, 2014

        O.K. 17 seats then, I’ll be happy with that.

  17. Anonymous
    February 13, 2014

    Whilst you are there, ask them what happen to my deceased Mothers MONEY ??

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