Dominican Prime Minister Receives Courtesy Calls
Prime Minister Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit has been very busy lately, as he sought to further expound on geothermal potential on the Island.
Today, Tuesday, April 1st 2014, the Prime Minister met with Martinique’s Regional Council, President, Serge Letchimy, to discuss the context of the regional programme on sustainable development and energy transition, as well as cooperation projects in renewable energy and geothermal development between the two countries.
Discussions were also geared towards the final integration of Martinique into the Caribbean States Association planned for the end of April 2014.
Meanwhile, On Friday 28th March, New Zealand’s first High Commissioner to Dominica, Her Excellency Jan Henderson also paid a courtesy call to the Prime Minister.
During their exchange of salutations, Prime Minister Skerrit thanked Her Excellency for her Government’s sponsorship of a recently concluded workshop on geothermal potential and further stated that Dominica stood to learn a tremendous amount from New Zealand, in terms of its development of electricity generated from geothermal.
According to the High Commissioner, New Zealand’s 60 year experience of developing geothermal is a point of surety for the Caribbean.
The second phase of Dominica’s geothermal project is expected to commence sometime this month.