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PM Skerrit calls for removal of blockade against Cuba – Dominica News Online

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PM Skerrit (2nd from right) socializing with the departing Cubans at Wednesday night’s function

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is calling on the United States (US) government to remove the unjust blockade against Cuba.

He was speaking during a ceremony held at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Over 60 Cuban construction brigades were recognized at that ceremony.

They have been on island for the past 14 months to assist in the country’s recovery efforts post Hurricane Maria.

The United States currently imposes a commercial, economic, and financial embargo against Cuba. The United States first imposed an embargo on the sale of arms to Cuba on March 14, 1958, during the Fulgencio Batista regime.

“I will always stand in defense of the sovereignty of the Republic of Cuba,” Skerrit said. “Cuba has a right to self-determination and we will continue to call on the United States government to remove this unjust blockade against the Cuban people and the great people of the Cuban Revolution.”

He continued, “I will do so as a matter of principle and as it is said we can always negotiate words, but we must never negotiate principle.”

Skerrit said Dominica’s commitment to Cuba and its people, its independence and its sovereignty is unquestionable.

“This is why we have always opposed sanctions on countries, because sanctions only bring hardship to the ordinary men and women of countries,” he stated. “But not withstanding the sanctions on the Cuban people, see what they have done to humanity, see the contributions they have made to the world.”

Furthermore, he said the Cubans who have been assisting Dominica for the past 14 months have been exceptional ambassadors of the Cuban Revolution and the Cuban government.

“You have touched the lives of many ordinary citizens in Dominica, who, without you, would have had a difficulty in getting a roof back over their heads in quick time,” Skerrit said.

Meantime, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Chandler Hyacinth said the Cubans have made their mark.

“You have made your mark, 185 homes rebuilt,” she said.”The 14 rooms at the Dominica State College (DSC) that they re-covered and the primary schools that they reconstructed, in particular the Colihaut Primary School and now the Salisbury Primary School and you also did some work at the Dublanc Pre-School.”

She thanked the Cuban team immensely for their contribution to the country’s resilience building efforts.

“In particular, we admire and we give praises to you for the quality of work that you have delivered, the dedication and commitment that you have shown towards the efforts. We have learnt from your commitment and dedication to task,” Hyacinth stated.





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Skerrit says general elections were free and fair; plans to set up commission on electoral reform

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Skerrit says general elections were free and fair; plans to set up commission on electoral reformThe leader of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP), Roosevelt Skerrit, has said that the just-concluded general election which produced another win for his party, was free and fair, but he has also promised to set up a commission for electoral…

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SUNDAY SERMON: Forgive, repent and change

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SUNDAY SERMON: Forgive, repent and changePlease note that the messages published on Sunday Sermon are not restricted to Monsignor Jno Lewis and DNO welcomes any other relevant and appropriate contributions from any other priest, pastor or spiritual leader.

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Preliminary report of OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Dominica for December 6 general elections

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Preliminary report of OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Dominica for December 6 general electionsThe Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) present in the Commonwealth of Dominica for the General Elections of December 6 congratulates the people of Dominica on their peaceful and enthusiastic participation in yesterday’s electoral process.

Led by the former Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Right Honourable Hubert Ingraham, the Mission comprised 20 experts and observers from 14 countries, who deployed throughout the 21 constituencies of Dominica to observe the poll. The Mission conducted a substantive analysis of key aspects of the electoral process, including electoral organization and technology, the voters’ list, electoral justice, campaign financing and the political participation of women.

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