Dominica: Prime Minister of Dominica Dr. Roosvelet Skerrit visited DCP Successor, the largest manufacturer and exporters of soap, on 19th February 2021, with Melissa Skerrit, Parliamentary Representative Roseau Central Constituency & other cabinet members.
After the visit, PM said that The company has made tremendous progress thus far, notwithstanding the challenges it endured in the past. All of the soap production functions are carried-out in Dominica only and keeps many locals employed; I am pleased to call them genuine CARICOM soaps.
” We toured across different areas of the factory, from the boiling of the soaps to the packaging and storage.” Said Melissa Skerrit.
The factory was closed down in 2017 due to a Hurricane, so it was the new management.
Soap is one of the significant export projects of Dominica; it exports to different Islands, especially Guyana & OECS.
The Dominican Government is trying to build a manufacturing industry that would help the Island country boost the economy and increase foreign exchange.
The factory is also looking to expand its productions and try to make soap chips that would help a country like Jamaica to make locally soaps.
DCP successor is doing great work in Dominica; intending to ensure the safe reopening of schools to the new 2020/2021 academic year, DCP Successors Ltd. distributed 40 cases of their REDDY Germicidal soap to the Dominica Association of Teachers (DAT), which shared with member’s island-wide to help keep themselves and their families safe.
Under the leadership of Roosevelt Skerrit, Dominica gets about 70k doses of AstraZeneca vaccine earliest in the Caribbean region. Dominica also shared vaccines with other Caribbean countries like St Lucia, Antigua & Barbuda.
President of the Dominica Manufacturers Association (DMA), John Robin, also made a statement last month that the association has started on a primary drive to visit all manufacturing concerns on the island.
Several manufacturing companies were severely affected by the passage of Hurricane Maria in 2017.COVID-19 pandemic, a chance has been presented to reposition manufacturing and revitalize the manufacturing sector.