Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is seeking to include the Kalinago celebrations as a national event.
“My suggestions to the ceremony on Friday afternoon is that we should seek to make this a national event,” he stated on his Anou Palay program on Sunday.
The Kalinago celebrations, which were shortened this year because of COVID-19 and social distancing protocols began on Friday, 18th, of September and concluded on Saturday, the 19th.
The Prime Minister who was present at the ceremony on Friday feels that the Kallinago celebrations should be a national event.
He reiterated on his weekly talk show the need for better appreciation of the contributions that have been made by the Kalinago people to Dominica’s development.
“We should make this celebration a national event where we can have national participation and there can be a better appreciation of the contributions which the Kalinago people have made to our development. I don’t think we credit the Kalinago people sufficiently for our attainment of independence. Even the freeing of African slaves, The Kalinago’s worked closely with the neg marron, the runaway slaves, and they formed strong alliances in the defense of our patrimony against colonialism,” he said.