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Dominica celebrates 38 years of political independence

dominica-38th-independence-celebrationROSEAU, Dominica, Nov. 3, CMC – Dominica is celebrated its 38th anniversary of political independence from Britain on Thursday with President Charles Savarin reflecting on the progress made since the devastation of Tropical Storm Erika one year ago.

In his message to Dominicans, Savarin said although great strides have been made, he urged citizens not to be complacent, as a lot of work still needs to be done to recover fully from the impact of the storm.

“The theme chosen for the celebration of this year’s Independence, “strengthening Our Commitment to Nation Building,” reminds us that to succeed in this national endeavour we must, whether at home or abroad, put aside all petty differences between us and adopt those positive attributes of patriotism, love and respect for each other and for country, and dedication to hard work. The theme also requires us to come together to build on our accomplishments and to look to the future with great optimism.”

In his message, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said Dominicans have faced challenges and overcome several obstacles.

“It is my dearest wish that the joy and excitement that is now widespread, will overflow into zeal for working together at the community and national levels on the many projects, to rebuild sections of our collapsed roads, our destroyed bridges and feeder roads, and to restore all our affected businesses to viability and profitability.”

He urged Dominicans to continue building positive relationships.

“It is so true that a house divided against itself cannot stand. So let us strive to set aside the negatives and through loving and caring, strengthen our relationships within our families.”
For his part leader of the opposition leader Lennox Linton said with each year, the leadership of the country continues to undermine democracy.

“…by disrespecting the Constitution and manipulating the rule of law, the gap between expectations and results widens. The hypocrisy stares us straight in the face…”

Linton also said t he government ignores “serious nation building” problems.

“The nation’s highest decision making body has been reduced to a total farce with the hijacking of Parliamentary oversight of government operations by the government majority in Parliament.

We have serious nation building problems that will not be solved by ignoring them or pretending they don’t exist,” adding that Dominicans must sent in defense of the constitution.

“….and insist on good and just governance through which each and every son and daughter of this land will be able to celebrate our National Day with true pride and dignity.”

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dominica-38th-independence-celebrationROSEAU, Dominica, Nov. 3, CMC – Dominica is celebrated its 38th anniversary of political independence from Britain on Thursday with President Charles Savarin reflecting on the progress made since the devastation of Tropical Storm Erika one year ago.

In his message to Dominicans, Savarin said although great strides have been made, he urged citizens not to be complacent, as a lot of work still needs to be done to recover fully from the impact of the storm.

“The theme chosen for the celebration of this year’s Independence, “strengthening Our Commitment to Nation Building,” reminds us that to succeed in this national endeavour we must, whether at home or abroad, put aside all petty differences between us and adopt those positive attributes of patriotism, love and respect for each other and for country, and dedication to hard work. The theme also requires us to come together to build on our accomplishments and to look to the future with great optimism.”

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In his message, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said Dominicans have faced challenges and overcome several obstacles.

“It is my dearest wish that the joy and excitement that is now widespread, will overflow into zeal for working together at the community and national levels on the many projects, to rebuild sections of our collapsed roads, our destroyed bridges and feeder roads, and to restore all our affected businesses to viability and profitability.”

He urged Dominicans to continue building positive relationships.

“It is so true that a house divided against itself cannot stand. So let us strive to set aside the negatives and through loving and caring, strengthen our relationships within our families.”
For his part leader of the opposition leader Lennox Linton said with each year, the leadership of the country continues to undermine democracy.

“…by disrespecting the Constitution and manipulating the rule of law, the gap between expectations and results widens. The hypocrisy stares us straight in the face…”

Linton also said t he government ignores “serious nation building” problems.

“The nation’s highest decision making body has been reduced to a total farce with the hijacking of Parliamentary oversight of government operations by the government majority in Parliament.

We have serious nation building problems that will not be solved by ignoring them or pretending they don’t exist,” adding that Dominicans must sent in defense of the constitution.

“….and insist on good and just governance through which each and every son and daughter of this land will be able to celebrate our National Day with true pride and dignity.”