Night landing described as an historic achievement for Dominica
‘The next level’ in Dominica’s development! That’s the phrase used by many last night to describe the introduction of night landing which officially began at the Melville Hall Airport in Marigot.
Dominica’s president, H.E Dr Nicholas J.O Liverpool and Mrs Liverpool, public works minister honorable Rayburn Blackmoore and Carib Chief Mr Garnette Joseph were just some of the dignitaries, who landed at the Melville Hall Airport on a LIAT aircraft at about 8pm last night, as part of the night landing inaugural commemoration.
National Authorising Officer for the European Union, Mr Edward Lambert said that this commemoration stemmed back to the airport expansion project which began at the Melville Hall Airport in 2001. He said that Dominica should be proud of this acheivement today.
Public works minister, Honorable Rayburn Blackmoore said that this commemoration signals a new beginning for Dominica, one that will bring economical and social development to the island.
Prime minister of Dominica, Honorable Roosevelt Skerrit applauded the efforts of all those who worked tirelessly to make what he called ‘a dream’ become an ‘actual reality’. He said that the benefits from night landing for such a small growing economy, can be many.
Reverend Bill Daniel conveyed prayers on behalf of the nation while the most reverend bishop Gabriel Malzaire officiated the blessing of the runway. A cultural performance from the Paix Bouche cultural group as well as a rendition ‘one flag’ by former calypso King Hunter also complimented the inaugural flight ceremony at the airport last evening. The ceremony culminated with a display of fireworks.
The parliamentary representative for the Marigot constituency who was down to address the gathering was not present at the ceremony as well as the opposition leader honorable Hector John.