Statement by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit on the passing of journalist Parry Bellot

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit

My family and I are profoundly sad to learn of the passing of Journalist and Businessman Parry Bellot. On behalf of the Government of Dominica, I extend deepest condolences to his wife, children and extended family.

Mr. Bellot had an unending passion for media and communication. As Press Secretary during the Dame Eugenia Charles administration, he was the trusted and reliable voice of the Government and was admired for his professionalism and efficient dissemination of public information. Bellot was a man of strong conviction who, in later years, advocated for excellence in media practice in Dominica and the region, and pushed for the organization of the Dominica Media and Communication Association.

His patriotic love for Dominica was evident from his many public utterances and his work to preserve and promote Dominica’s arts and culture in his magazines and other publications.

As Productivity Consultant to the Government of Dominica, he was equally resolute in the pursuit of best practice in the public sector and the strengthening of civil servants’ competence and work ethic. We valued his advice on public sector management and the practice of good governance and welcomed the opportunity to collaborate with Mr. Bellot on a number of projects.

He was a passionate defender of government policy but was fair and respectful in discussions of public affairs and politics. His evenhandedness and objectivity set the right tone, and should serve as an example of how political matters can be discussed between opposing sides in a reasonable and respectful manner.

Parry Bellot will long be remembered for his enduring love of media and for his contributions to Dominica’s development in the field of business and enterprise.

May he rest well. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.

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  1. Mark
    January 4, 2022

    @Telemaque, I have no issues with your critic of Skerrit or anybody else. Constructive criticism should always be welcomed in any society. It makes us better. It causes us to pause, think and view things from a different persons’ perspective. What I take issue with is the use of slurs especially by us blacks who ought to know better.
    This is what Caucasians do therefore please refrain from going down that road. Thanks.

  2. Mark
    January 3, 2022

    @Telemaque, you write “damn black wet back river rat”. You should be ashamed of yourself using such derogatory language to describe one of our own. Are you not black? This name calling is what we have come to expect from white folks towards minority folks but coming from a black individual is simply disgusting. You ought to know better as someone who resides in the US where black people are profiled and looked down upon every single day. Don’t allow your hatred for Skerrit to cause you to stoop this low. Shame on you. You claim to be someone with some intellect. Act like it.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      January 3, 2022

      But what make you believe that I hate Roosevelt, you or anyone else?

      Hate is not on my agender, I critic Rosevelt, and cast insults at him because he lied to me personally! I supported him wholeheartedly at one time, because I thought he was a young guy, and would as someone young aspirer to accomplish something that the youths of the nation need.

      Jobs, and the development of the nation.

      The man got into government, and all he did is look after himself; in less than five years, the man who had nothing; did not have a two-peace suite, Rosie gave him an old breakup car, became a multimillionaire, on his salary withing his first five year in government, if Roosevelt was asks in a court of law to account for his total accumulated assets in his first five years in government, he would be sent to jail because his total assets exceeds his honest income paid by the State.

      Rosevelt in my opinion is the most corrupt politician in the Caribbean, not fit to hold public office.


      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        January 3, 2022


        So, here is what happen, Tony Astaphan and I got into a conversation one day, and he told me about the housing program, which I thought was a very good one ontil I found out that is reserve for the ones close to the cabal.

        Any way I ask Tony if he could help my sister with one of the give away houses, he was honest and told me that’s not in his department. Let me cut it short; I was connected to Roosevelt, whom I asks to help my sister, Mr. Corruption told “Francisco as soon as I pass the budget I will help your sister!

        More I don’t know how many budgets passed; my sister did not get a house until I the kid built her one last year.

        Now I hear they say in Wesley is Roosevelt who gave my sister house eh!


        So, you see I turned on Roosevelt because he thought he was making a fool out of me; that is what that’s all about, but I am happy he did not help her, because by now I might have owed him my life! Indeed, he’s a black little…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      January 3, 2022

      Mark in Dominica when most people talk against a politician, it is due to hate, in my case it is politics, get the culprit attention, and hope they will do better; but in Roosevelt’s case the man does not have any conscience.

      Roosevelt cannot see, he cannot feel, and shall never be able to hear!

      Roosevelt is most the incorrigible person I have encountered.

      Only a few things he is very capable of doing is lie, and hide everything illegally gained; you know like wealth

      You see this “damn black wet back river rat”. it has nothing to do the opinion of white people, it is simply a nasty little insult to the four-time doctor, when he bought his last Ph.D he in Roseau or under a crab stone where he said “ninety (90%) of the time when people say they are sick it is in the mind.

      Man talking as if he is a psychologist, or practicing psychiatry, he perhaps believes his bought honoree degrees make him a medical doctor.

      He’s doctor of fart!


  3. Wicked
    January 1, 2022

    Bible asks this question: “Can a leopard change its spots?” So then, A liar will remain a liar, and a Volleh (TEEF) will remain a Volleh. Those of you who are looking for Skerrit to change in any way….haha…The laugh is on you.

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  4. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    December 30, 2021

    Shut up you damn black wet back river rat, there is nothing you can tell us about Parry Bellot that we do not know; you and your family do what?

    I would suggest you resolve your issues with the family you are talking about than pretending you care about the demised of Parry.

    Now he is no longer with us, perhaps you will find your nerve to disclose how much you paid him from taxpayers’ money to do his productivity research, and his findings!

    Roosevelt where is the Parry Bellot productivity research, and his findings!

    If you cannot produce and release the report, it is either it was never conducted, or he was so critical of you that you either burn the paper it was written on; or because you were afraid, we would search the ash, and discover what it said about you, so you eat the papers it is written on!

    Be a man Roosevelt release Parry Bellot Productivity Report!

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  5. Parla
    December 29, 2021

    Naturally he would find nice words to say about an active member of the cabal. How about a state funeral as well?

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    • December 29, 2021

      We will save a state funeral for you, Parla. Had he said bad words about Parry, you would still be hitting at the PM. What do you want from the PM? That way I can fix you up nicely. Would you like a mausoleum built over your grave?

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      • Parla
        December 30, 2021

        I doubt there would be a state funeral on the cards for me. They are exclusive to members of the cabal and Red Clinic members like yourself who day in day out defend the indefensible, in the guise of major corruption, abuse of state resources and general incompetence in high office. What say you…?

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