Let peace and security reign in this country, says PM Skerrit
Prime Minister of Dominica, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit is appealing to each and every Dominican to play their role in ensuring that peace and security reigns in the country. Prime Minister Skerrit made this appeal at the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the construction of a new Police Station in the community of Grand Bay, last week. He believes that a multi-dimensional approach is needed, as the issue of crime and security remains a societal challenge. While pledging the Government’s commitment to continue investing in the Dominica Police Force by providing them with the necessary tools that are required to perform their duties effectively, Prime Minister Skerrit reminded those gathered that neither the Police nor the Government can do it alone.
‘The Police cannot carry out their investigations if we are not prepared to corporate with them. We have a moral and ethical responsibility to ourselves to assist the Police in their investigations. This Government is absolutely committed to fighting crimes in our country and to ensure that Dominica remains peaceful and free from fear since we value the fact that Dominica is one of the most peaceful and secured country in the Western Hemisphere,’ he said.
He thanked the Government and people of Venezuela for their unwavering commitment in strengthening the relationship that exists between the two countries.
‘In recent times, Venezuela has been at the forefront in assisting Dominica in its social and economic development, and as I said early, security plays an important part in this framework. Like the several vehicles we have purchased by way of Venezuelan funding as well as the purchase of a new coastguard vessel, I am pleased that we are here today to witness the Ground Breaking Ceremony of a 3.6m Police Station Project also funded by the Government and people of Venezuela,’ stated Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.