PM Skerrit says Government Continues to Deliver Amidst Challenges

Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Foreign Affairs and ICT

Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Foreign Affairs and ICT

Prime Minister Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit says, at a time when other Caribbean countries are cutting down on the public sector, the Dominica Government has not taken that route, even when they are faced with challenges similar to their Caribbean counterparts.

He stressed they do not intend on cutting any jobs in the Public Sector in the foreseeable future either.

These statements were made during the recently held Colihaut Village Council 18th Inaugural Meeting.

Mr. Skerrit noted, there is no Government in the history of Dominica that has spent on housing compared to his administration in the last 6 to 7 years.

He stated, this was not done because it is the Government’s responsibility to provide housing for its people, but to improve the lives of its citizens.

The Prime Minister also highlighted a number of initiatives established by the present Government, including a jump from 7% to 87% of high school graduates attending the Dominica State College, free medical care for senior citizens 60 years and over and an Intensive Care Unit at the Princess Margaret Hospital.

He added, these initiatives would not be possible, had he not travelled in search of investors around the world.

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