Dominica to build track and field facility in Pointe Ronde, PM Roosevelt Skerrit announces 

Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit announced that the government of the Commonwealth of Dominica will build a track and field facility in Pointe Ronde near the town of Portsmouth during his press conference on Monday. 

Dominica to build track and field facility in Pointe Ronde, PM Roosevelt Skerrit announces 
Dominica to build track and field facility in Pointe Ronde, PM Roosevelt Skerrit announces 

Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit announced that the government of the Commonwealth of Dominica will build a track and field facility in Pointe Ronde near the town of Portsmouth during his press conference on Monday. 

He stated that the government of Dominica has now decided to move ahead with plans for construction as the process of the exploration of the site to develop this facility was completed. The facility will help to advance the track and field in the country.  

While sharing an update on the construction process, PM Roosevelt Skerrit asserted that the land clearing was already underway and people will be provided further information in the upcoming days. 

“It is our intention to share the plans with the public so everyone is aware of what the facility will look like and what it will entail. But certainly, this is a positive step forward in sports development; it is a long-awaited project and I am sure everyone will be pleased,” PM Skerrit declared.

Along with that, Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit also announced that he will host the virtual discussions on Tuesday with a number of his colleague Prime Ministers in the Caribbean region. The meeting will feature a discussion on the Citizenship by Investment Programme of these countries. 

The meeting will discuss the ways of strengthening and enhancing the CBI programme in the respective territories. PM Roosevelt Skerrit added, “We have taken a decision to convene a meeting tomorrow via zoom-Dominica, Antigua, Grenada, St Kitts and Saint Lucia. The prime ministers will meet to discuss the CBI programmes, the opportunities, the challenges, and of course the global environment within which our CBI programmes are operating, all of us recognizing how important a non-tax revenue this programme is for us.” 

He said that the meeting will also be focused on the discussion to find out effective ways and things that they can do to place their programmes in a much stronger position than they currently are. PM Skerrit mentioned that the decisions of Tuesday’s meeting will be shared with the public.

While quoting the support from the government of the US in strengthening of Dominica CBI Programme, PM Roosevelt Skerrit cited that, “Late last year a team from the US Treasury Department visited Dominica on our invitation to examine our CBI programmes in an objective manner, to see where the strengths are, where the weaknesses are and what their recommendations were. 

He announced that a follow-up meeting is planned with other countries in the region which operate the CBI. He noted that the government of Dominica always looked forward to the CBI and analyzed how they could better position the programme to stand the test of any scrutiny from anybody.