PM defends government decision to reopen borders

by: - September 15, 2020
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Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has upheld his government’s decision to reopen the country’s borders.

Since the emergence of COVID-19 here in Dominica and the Caribbean, the Dominica Government has taken a very responsible and mature approach to the management of the fast-spreading disease.

Prime Minister Skerrit made these comments on his Anou Palay programme on Sunday.

“We never closed our economy completely in Dominica,” Prime Minister Skerrit said.

“We allowed supermarkets to open, the markets, the fresh market produce, and various sectors of the economy to open,” he added.

“Construction, though we were criticized in some parts for allowing construction to take place, but we needed to build health centers, hospitals, homes, to continue to build the hotels that were under construction so that by the time we would have reopened our economy and COVID would have subsided, then we would be in a better position to take advantage of the opportunities that are in place,” Skerrit said.