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PM Skerrit Addresses the Nation and Assures Free and Fair Election on December 6

by: - December 4, 2019
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Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (file photo)

 

The Hon Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit addressed the nation tonight, December 4, following protests and road blocks on island on Wednesday.

In his address the Prime Minister gave a synopsis of the day’s events which includes road blocks in the communities of Newtown, Layou, Pointe Round, Stockfarm, Salisbury and Marigot.  He also condemned the actions of residents of Marigot who verbally abused head of the Catholic Church in Dominica, His Lordship Bishop Gabriel Malzaire.

Hon Skerrit expressed his disgust that Leader of the Opposition United Workers Party, Lennox Linton failed to ask his supporters to conduct themselves peacefully.

As a result of today’s actions, cruise calls to the island were cancelled, some flights by Seaborne airlines were called off and several commuters were unable to reach the city to conduct business.  Students were also affected as several were not able to proceed with scheduled examinations including the Dominica State College.

Regional Security System (RSS) is on island to assist local police and Prime Minister Skerrit says if the lawlessness is not abated then actions will be taken to ensure that there is peace.

He assured the nation that the December 6 general elections in Dominica will move ahead peacefully and will be conducted freely and fairly as has been done in the past.

DA vibes will have more on the Prime Minister’s address in subsequent publications.