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Cozier Frederick described as ‘political handyman’ who will bring development to Salybia constituency – Dominica News Online

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Skerrit is greeted by supporters at Frederick’s launch

Cozier Frederick is competent and well connected – a political handyman, says Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

The Dominica Labour Party (DLP) Leader believes that Frederick is highly competent and well connected to bring development to the Kalinago Territory.

According to Skerrit, “Cozier Frederick can put the case of Dominica at the regional and international level and by the same token, he can understand and articulate the issues pertaining to domestic trade, commerce and industry. In other words, Cozier Frederick is a political handyman, with skills that I can use anywhere in the future government of Dominica.”

Skerrit told DLP supporters at the recent launch of Frederick as the DLP Salybia candidate for the upcoming general election, that the Kalinago people, now need an agitator to champion their cause and address their concerns.

“Now let us understand clearly what you the people of the Salybia Constituency need in a representative, in this third decade of the 21st century. There was a time when you needed an agitator; you need someone to go out and highlight your concerns, and agitate for improvements,” he stated.

“The reality is today, we know what is wrong with the Salybia Constituency,” Skerrit continued,”we know the prime needs and concerns of the Kalinago People and Atkinson Community. What we need at the helm of this constituency right now is a doer, a person who will get the job done fearlessly and comprehensively”.

The prime minister made it abundantly clear to the Kalinago People that “parliamentary representation is serious business. This is not a class four form captain you are electing; this is not an amity contest. You are voting for a representative because first and foremost, he (Frederick) can get the job done and because he is competent and connected. Cozier Frederick is very competent – ladies and gentlemen and no one in this country can deny this. So. says Roosevelt Skerrit.”

His plan is to make the Salybia Constituency the “lynchpin of the eastern and southeastern development strategy”. He wants Cozier Frederick and the new Kalinago Chief to work together in developing new tourism facilities and cultural centres to increase tourist arrivals and improve the tourism experience in the area.

“Cozier understands development! He understands the nature and operation of small business; he understands the importance of exacting minimum benefits from agriculture and not just producing primary products,” the prime minister assured his audience.

He said he envisages development of several cottage industries under Cozier Frederick.

He reminded the Kalinago people that they have been faithful to the Dominica Labour Party for the past 20 years and that the party has not let them down.

He added that he has been good to the people of  Salybia constituency and so “I expect come election night, that the people of Salybia to be good to Labour”

Frederick making his entry at the launch





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PM Skerrit promises 21 constituency administrators if re-elected

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Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has revealed that in the new term of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP), twenty-one constituency administrators will be appointed.

He made that statement while addressing a DLP meeting held in the Colihaut constituency on Thursday night.

Skerrit said it’s the ruling labour party that’s responsible for creating the ministry of constituency empowerment and it also allowed parliamentarians to have constituency offices.

“In the new term we will be appointing what is called a constituency administrator in every constituency and that constituency administrator will help the Parl Rep [Parliamentary Representative] in the administrative management of the constituencies,” he said. “When the Parl Rep says she is going to do this, that person will follow-up and ensure that it gets done and it gets done in a timely fashion.”

According to him there is also a housing day when the administrator will go to every home and ensure that the contractors are doing their work, then report to their Parl Rep.

In addition to this the Prime Minister said his government will be creating constituency boards where persons can serve as advisors to the Parl Reps who can discuss the programmes, challenges in the constituency and come up with plans and programmes to be implemented in the constituency.

Furthermore, Skerrit said a constituency budget of $400,000 will also be made available to help the Parliamentary Representatives to deal with emergencies.

“If we have a sewing programme in a constituency to teach people to sew or a cake making programme the Parl Rep can use those funds to train the people in the constituency and have some programmes going on,” he stated.

Skerrit believes that these things will help enhance the abilities of Parl Reps to better represent the interest and the concerns of constituents.





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The BBC has reported that Super Typhoon Hagibis which means “speed” in the Philippine language of Taggalog has made landfall in Japan and is forecast to be the worst Storm for that country in 60 years

Millions have already been evacuated as the storm hit the Izu peninsula Southwest of Tokyo and continued up the eastern coast. At least one man has died after his car was flipped over due to high winds.

Some Rugby World Cup matches and Formula one races have been cancelled as Tokyo and surrounding areas have been brought to a standstill.

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