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  Welcome to Kairifm.com - Headlines - Two wrongs don’t make a right so says former UWP Deputy Leader Julius Timothy as ...
Headlines : Prime Minister Skerrit’s so-called imminent Cabinet shake-up is expected to see the introduction of a new Attorney General.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit promised last year when he announced that Julius Timothy was joining his cabinet that a reshuffle would take place, but that has not happened yet
Skerrit would use the departure of Tourism Minister, Yvor Nassief, to reshuffle the cabinet.
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  CNN.com - Education minister named new Dominica leader - Jan. 8, 2004
Roosevelt Skerrit, 31, was chosen to replace Charles by the Dominica Labor Party, the country's main political party.
Skerrit, Dominica's youngest prime minister since its independence from Britain in 1978, was sworn in at a ceremony in President Nicholas Liverpool's office.
Skerrit was education, sports and youth affairs minister and he was first elected to the House of Assembly in 2000.
www.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/americas/01/08/dominica.pm.ap   (500 words)

 Roosevelt Skerrit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Roosevelt Skerrit (born June 8, 1972) is the Honourable Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica as well the Member of Parliament for the Vielle Case constituency.
Skerrit is an alumnus of the Dominica Grammar School and of the University of Mississippi (USA), from where he graduated with a BSc in English and Psychology.
Skerrit has forged a close relationship with leftist leaders Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez, which has resulted in Dominica receiving substancial aid from Cuba and Venezuela.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Roosevelt_Skerrit   (572 words)

 Jamaica Gleaner News - DOMINICA: PM denies newspaper report of massive job losses - Wednesday | August 23, 2006
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has dismissed newspaper reports that more than 600 public servants would be dismissed as a result of a decision to outsource government services.
But Skerrit said that while there may be some job losses as a result of the move, it is nothing near the figure suggested by the newspaper.
Skerrit said it was likely that those workers affected would find re-employment with the new providers.
www.jamaica-gleaner.com /gleaner/20060823/carib/carib2.html   (358 words)

 Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit to Lecture at UVI - University of the Virgin Islands Press Release
At 33, Skerrit is the youngest prime minister in the Caribbean.
Skerrit's lecture on Friday evening, on the topic "Challenges Facing Small Island Economies," will take place in the theater of the Melvin Evans Center on UVI's St. Croix campus at 6 o'clock and will be videoconferenced to Chase Auditorium, Room B110, on the St. Thomas campus.
On Saturday at 6 p.m., Skerrit will be inducted into the Golden Key International Honour Society as an honorary member at a reception at Government House on St. Croix.
www.uvi.edu /pub-relations/pressRelease/rel05077.html   (280 words)

 Afiwi.Com - Your Caribbean Online
Roosevelt Skerrit, 31, was newly chosen by the Dominica Labor Party, the country's ruling political party, to replace Charles, and was sworn in at a ceremony in President Nicholas Liverpool's office.
After Skerrit was sworn in, he said: "The leadership that I will provide to Dominica is one of inclusion…………..The country requires unity, cooperation and understanding of everyone." Skerrit urged his fellow Dominicans to: "rally behind the government of Dominica to ensure that our children have a bright future.
Skerrit attained dual bachelor's degrees in English from the University of Mississippi, and a bachelor's in psychology from New Mexico State University.
www.afiwi.com /news2.asp?id=2630   (338 words)

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Dominica's young Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, who took office in January, has "unrealistic illusions about the PRC" so that he "decided to yield to temptations from the PRC and switch diplomatic recognition," the statement said.
Skerrit was also quoted as saying that Chinese government has promised to provide Dominica with US$112 million over the next five years to fund the construction of a sports stadium, a highway, and public schools.
The report said Skerrit took a business trip to New York City several weeks ago and it was widely speculated that he went on to China afterward.
taiwansecurity.org /CP/2004/CP-310304-1.htm   (567 words)

 The Successor's Meeting>
On Sunday, September 26, 2004, his successor, Honorable Roosevelt Skerrit, addressed hundreds of Dominicans at the Grace ABC Church; well known for hosting the memorable services of Dominica’s fallen leaders, Prime Ministers Roosevelt Douglas and Pierre Charles.
Skerrit recalled Pierre Charles’ bold move in implementing the economic stabilization program in spite of the political risk.
Prime Minister Skerrit is optimistic in his government’s ability to returning Dominica to a prosperous country in the world.
www.thedominican.net /articles/adrien.htm   (876 words)

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Skerrit was the third person to hold the post of prime minister since the last parliamentary elections in 2000.
Skerrit: the suspension of diplomatic relations with Taiwan, in favour of relations with China, and economic reform supported by an IMF loan.
Skerrit was sworn in as prime minister on 9 May. On 10 May, 1,000 UWP supporters rallied in front of the government headquarters to protest the election results.
www.ipu.org /parline-e/reports/2091_E.htm   (633 words)

 Address by Prime Minister Of Dominica, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit at The 38th Meeting Of The OECS Authority Saint Lucia on ...
Roosevelt Skerrit at The 38th Meeting Of The OECS Authority Saint Lucia on January 22nd 2003
Dominicans are a resourceful and resilient people, but the death of two Prime Ministers in a relatively short space of time is a heavy burden to bear.
I am convinced that it is only when the masses are fully motivated and mobilized that we will reach that level of productivity that enables our region to put poverty and despondency behind us.
www.stlucia.gov.lc /addresses_and_speeches/2004/pm_of_dominica_hon_roosevelt_skerrit_address.htm   (1397 words)

 Press Releases from Dominica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Roosevelt Skerrit, announced that in an attempt to further diversify the economy, it was his Governments desire to create a vibrant Offshore Financial Services Sector.
Roosevelt Skerrit won a second consecutive term in office, capturing 12 of the 21 seats in the countrys legislature and 52 % of the popular vote.
Roosevelt Skerrit is expected to outline his Governments achievements over the last 12 months.
www.news-dominica.com /press/datelistqry.cfm   (1859 words)

 Dominica Prime Minister Repeals Tax :: ttgapers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Skerrit said the removal of the levy will "put more money in the hands of the workers," thus generating economic activity.
Skerrit said he hopes to use the economic improvements to build a 2 percent budgetary surplus for 2004-2005 and 3 percent surplus in the two succeeding fiscal years.
Last week, Skerrit signed an agreement with a Trinidad law firm to issue new short term, intermediate and long term bonds, hoping creditors will exchange existing 7 to 9 percent debt instruments for new bonds with 3 1/2 percent interest rates.
www.ttgapers.com /Article655.html   (359 words)

 Making news in Dominica 5 years ago: stories from Dominica's news archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Twenty-four-year-old Claire Ward, the youngest member ever elected to the British Parliament, is expected to attend the December 12 launching of 25-year-old Roosevelt Skerrit as the Dominica Labour Party's candidate for the Vieille Case Constituency.
Skerrit wanted to work with her to open up that part of the country for development.
Skerrit, a U.S. graduate and a teacher at the Sixth Form College, is viewed by the DLP as a candidate who would appeal strongly to the youth of the country.
www.news-dominica.com /5yearsago/index.cfm?ID=2458   (217 words)

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Roosevelt Skerrit has expressed his thanks to the Government and people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and its President in particular, Mr.
Roosevelt Skerrit is applying scientific knowledge in its quest to transform the agricultural sector in Dominica with the opening of a Tissue Culture Weaning and Hardening Facility at Londonderry earlier this week."
Roosevelt Skerrit has said that his Government continues to enhance the social safety net and other social support programmes in Dominica even in the period of stabilization and adjustment.
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 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Country profiles | Country profile: Dominica
Roosevelt Skerrit's governing Dominica Labour Party won general elections in May 2005.
In 2004 Mr Skerrit's government cut diplomatic relations with Taiwan in favour of ties with mainland China.
Roosevelt Skerrit - who was 31 when he took office - studied English and psychology in the US before becoming a teacher and a lecturer on the island.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1166435.stm   (518 words)

 The Chronicle Newspaper Dominica
Labelling the presence of over 11 million illegal immigrants in the USA from all over the world as a typical case in point, Prime Minister Skerrit underscored the fact that frontiers everywhere were disappearing and that this could be reflected in the number of people moving freely over vast areas in record time.
He stated that the vision of world leaders for this new world order is embedded in the UN Declaration of Human Rights and that what is needed to compliment this vision is the political will to use available resources wisely and usher in a world civilisation that takes mankind to a higher level of existence.
Prime Minister Skerrit disclosed to the over five hundred participants attending this year’s conference, that his counterparts in the Caribbean region were keen to observe and learn from the experiences of their brothers and sisters in the Arab world, particularly with respect to development and free trade.
www.dachronicle.com /modules/news/print.php?storyid=254   (644 words)

 It never rains but it pours
PRESIDENT Fidel Castro officially received Roosevelt Skerrit, prime minister and minister of finances, planning and Caribbean affairs of the Commonwealth of Dominica at the Palacio de la Revolución, when the latter carried out a working visit to Cuba.
This is the second time that Roosevelt Skerrit has visited Cuba as prime minister and minister for finances, planning and Caribbean affairs for the Commonwealth of Dominica.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit toured the facilities of the José Martí Junior High school, where he received broad-ranging information on the tasks of education in our country, particularly on this educational level, and shared time with students.
www.granma.cu /INGLES/2005/febrero/lun21/9dominic.html   (456 words)

 The Nation Newspaper | Skerrit takes oath of office
ROSEAU – Roosevelt Skerrit was yesterday sworn-in as Dominica's Prime Minister amid a street protest here by the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP) that has accused the ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) of rigging the May 5 general election.
After being sworn into office, Skerrit, 32, the youngest person to be elected Prime Minister here, promised to serve with "the highest sense of integrity and honesty".
But while Skerrit was taking the oath of office at the president's office, supporters of the UWP were protesting outside the Electoral Office, claiming discrepancies in five of the 21 constituencies.
www.nationnews.com /story/308292863332872.php   (433 words)

 Dominica News
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit will this week undergo surgery in Cuba for a foot injury he sustained in a vehicular accident 15 years ago, he has confirmed.
Dominica's Prime Minister to undergo surgery in Cuba Dominica's Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit is to undergo surgery in Cuba later this week.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said Thursday he will meet with evangelicals in Dominica seeking restrictions on gay cruises, which have drawn some protests elsewhere in the Caribbean.
www.topix.net /world/dominica   (647 words)

 Caribbean Travel News - Dominica Also Gripped By Election Fever
Skerrit's visit has sparked widespread speculation throughout the election campaign as to the real purpose of the visit.
However, the youthful Skerrit has said the Cayman trip was purely for rest and relaxation to prepare for what would be a hot election campaign, but reports suggest that the alleged money transferred from the Cayman Islands was done by persons Skerrit met while there.
He said the people of Dominica have been suffering under the DLP for the past 5 years and 90-plus days and are looking forward with great expectation to a UWP Administration, which will put the country back on a path of growth.
www.breakingtravelnews.com /article/20050504170119202   (412 words)

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This came as Skerrit met with ACM President, Wesley Gibbings, in Roseau last Saturday.
He said the ACM would be welcome to contribute to national debate on the proposed legislation which is about to be put out for public discussion.
He said he had conveyed to Mr Skerrit the ACM’s position on restrictive media legislation and expressed concern that verbal attacks on journalists can have unintended harmful consequences.
www.caribbean-media.net /articles/article274.htm   (225 words)

 Prime Minister Skerrit Elected as Labour Party Leader>
The assembled delegates of the Dominica Labour Party gave Skerrit a resounding vote of confidence as the youngest ever Prime Minister and leader of a political party in the Eastern Caribbean.
St Hilliare who unsuccessfully contested the Wesley constituency in the 2000 general elections, and who is currently employed at the Geneva offices of the United Nations had earlier challenged for the leadership of the party following the death of Prime Minister Pierre Charles.
Following his victory, Prime Minister Skerrit said his mission is to reposition the party to cater to the needs of the economic depressed islanders.
www.thedominican.net /articles/skerrit.htm   (332 words)

 Party supporter: Dominican leader backs speaking gigs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Skerrit made the disclosure as he addressed the launch of Dr. Robert Lewis, the candidate for the ruling St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) in the South Castries constituency on Sunday.
He said that he was a Caribbean man committed to a people and country and "tonight I am participating in the continued development of St. Lucia and the Caribbean and lending support to my Comrade Prime Minister".
Skerrit called for the return of the Kenny Anthony administration for a third term saying St. Lucia under a United Workers Party (UWP) stood to lose a great deal of support from the international community.
www.cananews.net /news/131/ARTICLE/3496/2006-11-07.html   (560 words)

Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, reports a dramatic improvement in the fiscal situation in the country.
Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has praised Dame Eugenia as someone who "dedicated her entire life to the service of the country." Former Prime Minister of Jamaica Edward Seaga has described her as a strong leader with a strong mind.
The report goes on to state that, given the current rate of infection, the figure is projected to be 672,000 come the close of 2009, and during the next five years, AIDS will kill a quarter of a million people in the Caribbean if the epidemic continues unchecked, the frightening report says.
www.worldcaribbeanlink.com /domelections.htm   (8456 words)

 Afiwi.Com - Your Caribbean Online
The recent Dominican election won by incumbent prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit Labour Party, with an overbearing Chinese influence, has left the country sharply divided, with many very skeptical of what the future holds.
Skerrit’s Labour Party won 11 of 21 seats, while the opposition United Workers Party led by Edison James won 9 in Thursday’s general election.
Many Dominicans feel that Skerrit has been manipulated by significant Chinese funding for domestic project and issues since that was quite evident in this election.
www.afiwi.com /news2.asp?id=3342   (347 words)

 People's Daily Online -- Dominican PM reaffirms one-China policy
The Dominican government is committed to the one-China policy, and supports China's active role in the international affairs, said visiting Prime Minister of the Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit in Beijing Tuesday.
Wen also detailed the areas of the bilateral cooperation such as in culture, education, and health, and advocated the two countries' consultations in the international affairs.
Skerrit said the relations between Dominica and China have developed on the basis of mutual respect to each other's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and non-interference in each other's internal affairs.
english.peopledaily.com.cn /200509/21/eng20050921_209785.html   (279 words)

 Carib Weekly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Dominica’s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit and members of Cabinet were present for the arrival of the body of former Prime Minister of Dominica, the late Dame Mary Eugenia Charles, who died in Martinique where she had gone for medical attention.
Members of the Dominica Police Force were on hand to carry the body from the Plane to the hearse, though a guard of honour.
Dame Mary Eugenia Charles had requested a private funeral and her wishes were respected by the Government of Prime Minister Skerrit who had planned a state funeral for the Caribbean’s first woman Prime Minister.
www.caribweekly.com /archives/issue007/antilles/story002.html   (146 words)

 Anita Charles - Anita Meets with Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit
Roosevelt Skerrit Proudly holding a Copy of the Ten Commandments.
In early February of 2007, Anita Charles’ ministry team visited Dominica where they met with Leaders from varying denominations affording Anita another avenue to share her God-given mission of reclaiming the Caribbean islands for Jesus Christ.
Roosevelt Skerrit and other Government officials who offered their full support to the Anita Charles Ministries in advocating for spiritual and financial reform in the island of Dominica.
anitacharles.com /content/view/79/12   (440 words)

 Caribbean Net News: OECS
ROSEAU, Dominica: Chairman of the OECS Authority and Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit has called on OECS citizens to continue to “exude pride in our numerous accomplishments”.
Skerrit made the remark on the occasion of the 26th Anniversary of the founding of the OECS.
The Meeting will be chaired by incoming OECS Chairman, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica who will be having his first stint in that position.
www.caribbeannetnews.com /oecs/oecs.php   (1613 words)

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