Statement from Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit on the death of ITSS student

I have been made aware of the tragic death of a student of the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School (ITSS) on the Edward Oliver Leblanc Highway, near the Salisbury junction this afternoon as a result of a vehicular accident. My deepest sympathies are extended to the family of this young student, and to his friends and teachers at the ITSS. Every life lost as a result of violence or avoidable tragedies like this, is one life too many. When it is of one so young, then the loss is even more keenly and deeply felt.

I wish to reiterate the call to all road users to respect traffic laws, and to exercise caution, prudence and good sense when traversing our roads, whether as drivers or pedestrians.

I also call on Dominicans to not use tragic events like these to seek to score cheap political points. I utterly denounce the live broadcast on Facebook by the former Parliamentary Representative for the Salisbury Constituency, Hector John, who accused me of driving past the scene of the accident this afternoon with no regard for the young boy who tragically lost his life. This is absolutely false. I have been occupied with matters of State in Roseau for the entire day, after which I proceeded to my home in Morne Daniel at 4pm.

As a father and as Prime Minister of this country, I am deeply saddened by this tragedy, and I pledge to the family my full support and that of the Government in this most difficult time.

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  1. Man bite dogs
    June 2, 2023

    I sincerely hope Prime minister Skerrit, that you take a strong stand against that idiot Hector John, don’t let him get away with his lying tongue, please Pm Skerrit, you cannot have low life people such as Hector John, and others scandalizing your good name in that way on social media, I am begging you please make an example of the b*****d or b*****ds get your lawyers out if you have not already done so, there is much to gain and nothing to lose.

    • me
      June 5, 2023

      @Man bites dogs
      Man shut the hell up, your nuisance!!! Are you a Skerrit doormat? Skerrit does not know you. You are useless to Skerrit. Stop embarrassing yourself….

  2. Lin clown
    June 2, 2023

    And MeMe has joined the ranks of the recalcitrant liars,crooks,arsonists,traitors,rogues,vagabonds and habitual criminals,one in the rogues gallery at Police Headquarters.Labourites built this country after Maria,while lazy and maltwavy MeMe was partying and rejoicing at Dominica’s destruction.Labour is there to stay for a very long time.Like it or not Labour run things in the country they built.

  3. Zandoli
    June 2, 2023

    To the prime minister: If you are so concerned about the death of this student, now is the time to make the roads safer. That highway passes through many villages on the west coast and motorist drive as if they are on the German Autobahn.
    In the village of Coulibistrie, there is a church and primary school right on the highway and the speeds at which vehicles drive on that stretch pose a serious danger to kids and and church attendees, not to mention other pedestrians who walk along the road. Many people have been struck and killed along that road over the years, yet nothing has been done despite representation made to government on the issue.

    So when a kid is struck while getting off the bus, it is not enough to extend condolences. It is an opportunity to do something to make the communities along that roadway safer.

    • Man bite dogs
      June 5, 2023

      Zandoli, if you or anyone else can build a road let us say 99.9% safe enough well my backside blue, there are many road users in Dominica and many other countries that should not be in charge of a motor vehicle or driving licence, take for example bus drivers with bad attitudes some are killers on the roads , I also come to the conclusion not only in Dominica but driving culture in the Caribbean is a joke, most of them would not be allow near a motor- way in the UK or Europe before taking a proper medical and driving test again.

    • Man bite dogs
      June 5, 2023

      I hope one day you guys will learn to talk the truth how things really are! And kick that culture of lies and bulls**t off you all backs, Coulibistre, don’t have a school right on the highway it is inside the village next to the police station as for the church everything is safe from the highway, now what’s the problem apart from you are the bulls***er.

  4. June 2, 2023

    We all know Hector John is a Jacka.Not only Hector John,but the whole of UWP.I have always said UWP is a party of rogues and vagabonds.For years these rogues has been using the unfortunate circumstances of others to play politics,they glorify violence,death and destruction in Dominica.They are no different than Ibo France,Francisco,St.Jean and Juanitass.I lost a son when I was 21,and the way these UWP criminals behave in times of suffering is unbelievable This party is cursed.

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    • MEME
      June 2, 2023

      @Lin Cliwn
      You are the biggest …….. on DNO.. Can you name, anything LIAR Skerrit has not used to play politics? He does it with food, hurricane supplies, help for the elderly, deaths, help for farmers, etc, etc…
      Your clown, go to school, and stop spewing your slimy garbage here!!!.
      Hector John is HONOURABLE, Skerrit is DISHONOURABLE!

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  5. Chichi Jr
    June 2, 2023

    Everything Satan says is lie lie. Satan just can’t speak the truth

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  6. Ibo France
    June 1, 2023

    Firstly, deepest sympathy to the parents, family, friends and school mates of the dearly departed. May the young man’s life be memorialized by the good he has done.

    Secondly, many young men and women have gone missing and lost their lives tragically in recent times. How many times has Roosevelt publicly offered condolences to the bereaved families?

    Now that he has been called out for displaying such depraved and callous disregard for the young life of the latest road fatality, he is vociferously crying foul.This man is a

    His scant concern for the life of a fellow Dominican does not surprise me. He has shown an affinity for foreigners but grave indifference for the lives of born and bred citizens.

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    • June 2, 2023

      You must be haunted by your own devil. Do you sleep with Skerrit on your mind? Let me inform you that the Prime Minister does not have respond to each and every person who passes away in Dominica. That is not what he is there for. Understand that.

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      • Ibo France
        June 5, 2023

        Same old, tired, nonsensical rhetoric. You don’t resonate with any sensible person. You live in the US surviving on leftover, cold pizzas which should be rendered inedible.

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        • June 6, 2023

          Only at election time it resonates and, that’s a good thing. Be it a snap election or a general election, we continue to win by a landslide. Electoral reform or no electoral reform, we continue to win by a landslide. That’s a good thing.

    • Royal
      June 3, 2023

      I have children and grand kids! This is a very tragic and sad moments for all to grieve especially for one so young and innocent . Life have not even began for this young soul. This is truly a sorrowful moment.

      So Ibo France, where is your soul in this diffcult and shadowy moment and why has your heart lost its sense of love, sympathy, compassion and wisdom.

      You are judging the stance of another man’s heart whose genuinely striken by the tragedy when truly this is only a moment for grieve. Why so cold? May God fix and repair your heart and soul.

      I too will pray for you!!!
      Blessings and my sincere condolences to the familyand those who new Shakil well. Lord, heal their spirits and grant them a speedy recovery.


      • MEME
        June 5, 2023

        Either you are a hypocrite or you are just outright evil, or an illiterate….I am not defending Ibo at anytime, i never will, but you are simply a DARN LIAR. A shameless apologist for a corrupt regime! Thats you!!
        Nowhere in the persons comment has he appeared yo be heartless.
        Your SATANIC creature!
        Stop your LIES!

  7. Peeping Tom
    June 1, 2023

    Mista never had anything to offer to Salisbury but daybah, an obnoxious and uncouth attitude, and a hostile spirit. You add this toxic mix to the loss of a free cheque from the Treasury and his realization that he is irrelevant to Dominicans and you have an explosive and unhinged “gattay was.” No surprise coming from him, PM!

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    • MEME
      June 2, 2023

      @Peeping Tom (sticky fingers)!!
      You darn LIE, your fawning parasite and door mat of a corrupt regime. Hector John is honourable, you are an enabler of thievery and corruptin. You are DISHONOURABLE!! You are a greedy misleader most likely with sticky fingers too!! SACKWAY VOWAS!!!
      Your garbage needs to be rejected with disdain!!
      Get out of here, your doggone corrupted villain!!

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  8. MEME
    June 1, 2023

    Sad news indeed!!!My condolences to all…
    Skerrit there were TWO other deaths as well. I am absolutely SHOCKED that you are asking people not to use a death to score political points. LIAR Skerrit, that’s your modus operandi Skerrit, your dangerous HYPOCRITE!! Who are you talking to, is it your unsuspecting labourites only?. You are TOTALLY unfit to convey this kind of message. Your sleaky, deceitful and greedy HYPOCRITE. I condem your GARBAGE!! Every LIE he stutters he chuckles! A devil he is!!!

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    • Royal
      June 3, 2023

      You know, not to pick sides but maybe for a change MEME should be PM for a change! I hope the shoes might npt be too big for you!

    • Rhoda
      June 4, 2023

      The ‘man in charge’ is totally devoid of any standards. That man is a shameless individual if I have ever seen one. Many people saw your car driving past the scene of the accident. Are these people dreaming? Are all these people liars? Or are you a liar? The smart money has to be on YOU because you have FORM!

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      • Man bite dogs
        June 5, 2023

        You that Rhoda, believe what you like you are all the same with blue monkeys on your backs!! Nasty little losers the lot of you, look what Hector John, ugly Lenny, useless criminals social club down to now.

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