State of emergency and curfew in Dominica end on Tuesday

PM Skerrit speaks on Anou Palay

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that the state of emergency and curfew which were declared in Dominica in response the Covid-19 pandemic will come to an end on Tuesday.

He made the announcement during his Anou Palay programme on Sunday night.

“The emergency powers comes to an end on Tuesday, the 30th,” Skerrit said. “The government is not intending to extend this and therefore, in large measure, we are going back to the new normal.”

Meantime, Health Minister Dr. Irving McIntyre advises the public to continue practicing the necessary public health and social measures.

The country is expected to open its borders in July.

“You have to appreciate the fact that the chance of importing a case is real,” he stated. “It’s happened all over the world, Dominica is no exception.”

He continued, “If we open the borders, the chances that someone is going to slide in is real, so to mitigate that, is where we have to continue practicing all the public health and social measures that we have been discussing all along.”

Dr. McIntyre added, “It’s all about our hand hygiene, our respiratory etiquette, our social distancing…”

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20 Comments

  1. Bwa-Banday
    July 1, 2020

    sah gwah con vollaire! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    Play your self Supremo play yourself! Just remember the proverb says its 99 days for the thief and 1 day for the guard.

    God bless Seth, Buju, Blessings, Pyro, Matt, Lennox, Handbag and all the other compatriots in their quest to liberate the people.

  2. Mervin Howe
    June 30, 2020

    Dominica has done an excellent with this pandemic and the prime minister should be applauded for his action. It is commendable that the citizens of Dominica were compliant with the rules and restrictions.

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    • Commend Him Self
      June 30, 2020

      Indeed he should be commended. For refusing to close the borders after repeated calls and then allowing his bizawell to come and bring COVID here.

      He should also be commend for allegedly moving into a 32 grand per month residence whilst the state has residences at Morne Bruce and Victoria Street and whilst talk is in the air of a 30% cut in salaries of public officers.

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  3. The good Samaritan
    June 30, 2020

    “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among [a]thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. (That man is Dominica. The thieves are government ministers)

    31 Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, (A)he passed by on the other side. 32 Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side. ( Priest and Levite speak of the religious and legal fraternity).

    33 But a certain (B)Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had (C)compassion. 34 So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 On the next day, [b]when he departed, he took out two (D)denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.’ Luke 10:30-3.
    Skerrit…

  4. Holy anger
    June 30, 2020

    I always get turned off by watching, listening to or reading about a THIEF, especially when he stole all what I had to take care of my family to enrich himself. It’s criminal to steal your way to a mansion when people you made poor still under tapolin.

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  5. Me
    June 30, 2020

    But the nightmare of dictatorial rule continues.

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  6. Covid- 25
    June 29, 2020

    Covid-19 curfew and state of emergency maybe over tomorrow but what about the silent killer, Roosevelt Skerrit, himself that is worse than Maria and worse than covid-19?

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  7. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    June 29, 2020

     Anou Palay:  “Let’s talk” or let us talk, now some of your stinking labor rats supporters made the claim that I am into plagiarism; I do not have time for that; but you see that in quote?

    Though you wrote it in patios “anou palay” there I am sure there is a Television program with copy rights to the term ” Let’s talk” or ‘Let us talk’.”Give credit to the originator of the term.

    Now this crap you talking about lifting of curfew; I doubt such was ever observed in Dominica; but if it was observed, and did help to limit the number of COVID-19; better be careful.

    Punjab you call yourself doctor, some think you are an MD, but let me draw to you attention, they opened America too soon; thus the virus has returned in some States worst than when it was first discovered.

    To date 128,007 people in  America got killed by the virus; play big man, talk fart until you kill everybody in Dominica.

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    • Ciel bleu des Caraïbes
      June 30, 2020

      you can’t stay to cloose forever! we must try to live with this virus. don’t you get up every morning to make a living?

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  8. Nkrumah Kwame
    June 29, 2020

    Thanks honourable PM for the decision. It was the most reasonable thing to do given the available data, evidence and best practice.
    Now go ahead and PLEASE ACCOUNT for the 1.2 BILLION dollars you promised almost ONE YEAR AGO
    HOTEP!

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  9. Ibo France
    June 29, 2020

    I hope this decision turns out well for the local inhabitants.

    However, what preoccupies my mind most, at this time, is Skerrit’s thirty two thousand dollars ($32 000) per month new royal palace. This is outrageously ridiculous under normal circumstances but especially in these times of excruciating hardship. All this coming from the sweat, tears and blood of poor taxpayers.

    Nowhere else in the world this would have happened without massive public demonstrations and civil disobedience on the streets.

    Dominicans your docility, cowardice, apathy is your Achilles heel. If you truly want these cases of colossal corrupt practices to stop; of opacity in government to be discontinued; muster some courage and show Skerrit that you are the BOSS and he is the servant.

    The people want servant leadership not dictatorship.

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    • Batibou River
      June 30, 2020

      Some of these people hear would say thank you if he was to beat them to death. I looks like he got some under some kind of a spell. 1.2 billion unaccounted for, 100 million unaccounted for, one mansion in Vieille Case, one mansion in Morne Daniel and nobody asks where the money came from. To top it all, he claims the Morne Daniel one belongs to a friend and has the state of Dominica pay rent to that ‘friend’ at $32,000 per month. One scam after another and Dominicans keep quiet even so they got barely enough to feed themselves never mind having the state pay rent on the property that is owned by him in the first place.

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  10. broken hearted
    June 29, 2020

    yes we fully understand but please please please open borders early July. There are funerals to attend, family members to care for and support

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  11. June 29, 2020

    Well, we are opened in the city of Toronto, also. It was great to go to my home Shopping Mall to find all the stores lighted up and not looking like the prison cells for almost 3 months. Let us pray that Corvid-19 is moving out and never to return.

    And to us at home, in Dominica, our God kept us safe and sound; give Him thanks and praise; and keep hope in Him, that all who enter our borders will be free from this monstrous virus.

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  12. magway ca
    June 29, 2020

    dominica was never under state of emergency. because the president was never put in charge. during a state of emergency the president takes full control of the country and the prime minister steps down. and since you never stepped down dca was never under a state of emergency. you just using thing because the nation does not kno what is written in the constitution .

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    • Winston warrington
      June 30, 2020

      Did the President take charge during Hurricane Maria? Did the President dissolve the House of Assembly? Was there a political crisis that precipitated the State oh Emergency? Just asking.

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      • Ivenia
        June 30, 2020

        Yes, the president did.

  13. Zandoli
    June 29, 2020

    I still ask, what has changed over the past month to warrant lifting the curfew today as opposed to a month ago? The answer in nothing had changed and the curfew should have been lifted a month ago. There was no one walking around that was infected, so to keep people under lockdown was an exercise in futility. At least they have finally seen the light.

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    • winston warrington
      June 30, 2020

      There is something in risk management known as the criterion of regret that refers to making decisions that would avoid the worst outcome. That’s what the Professionals did and we have no regrets.

      • RoRo
        July 2, 2020

        …and what exactly would YOU know about risk management. Just as much as Skerrit and his friends in Government, which is absolutely nothing!

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