Granduants of the 17th commencement ceremony of the Dominica State College (DSC) have been called upon on to assist in eliminating the much talked about need for an international airport and Voter Identification Cards.
Delivering the charge address to the 335 students graduating from the institution, President of the DCS Dr Donald Peters said that a Dominica looking for new solutions to old problems is a Dominica still working in the old ways.
“I need you to be able to guide our people to stop talking on things on which they have no experience or knowledge and talk about things where there is proof; where there is science and there is data to support it,” he told the graduating class on Tuesday July 9th.”
“We talk about opening businesses without a national plan to increase population; we talk about upgrading agriculture when current farmers are unable to meet their demands for pepper, coffee, cocoa and other crops in the Caribbean region, much less for the global market,” he remarked.
Making reference to the international airport Dr. Peters said, that such is not needed at this point in time in Dominica.
“Stop talk about international airport when 51 percent of our visitors come from Martinique and Guadeloupe and don’t even need an airport if we have working ferries. Stop asking government to spend billions of dollars to get voting ID cards that we will use every five years.”
According to the President, such funding can be used to advance institutions like the DSC; and stands by his view that in order to advance the country, Dominica needs to move forward with education and work.