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Prime Minister Skerrit Address After Flaming Roadblocks

by: - December 3, 2019
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ADDRESS TO THE NATION BY
HON. ROOSEVELT SKERRIT,

PRIME MINISTER OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA

MONDAY DECEMBER 2, 2019, ROSEAU

Fellow Dominicans, it is with a sense of grave concern for the well-being of our country, that I
address you.
The Dominica Labour Party will, this evening, cancel all scheduled political meetings across the
country.
We take this step, not because of widespread violence or the breakdown of national law and
order, which there is not. But because it is the prudent and cautious course of action in light of
today’s political developments.
We are taking this precaution to ensure that innocent Dominicans going about their lawful
business, and Labour’s supporters attending public meetings, do not fall victim to supporters of
the United Workers Party, who are clearly looking to provoke violence and unrest. As a mature
and responsible political Party, the Labour Party is concerned about the wellbeing of all
Dominicans. We will not put a single individual in harm’s way or at risk.
As Prime Minister, the Leader of Government in this country is the head of the Cabinet and
outside of the Attorney General, is the chief lawmaker. A Prime Minister, and certainly, no
responsible person who aspires to be prime minister, can also be chief lawbreaker. Yet, in the
last few months, but particularly, since the date of the general election was announced, we have
repeatedly seen the Leader of the Opposition UWP, become the chief lawbreaker.

Read the full statement here: PM Dec 2 final