Dominica to remove customs service charge on diesel and gasoline 

On Wednesday of last week, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit participated in the Caribbean Forum Acess Roundtable in Barbados along with other CARICOM heads to discuss critical issues regarding corresponding banking relationships, de-risking, and anti-mulling laundering, and related banking issues. 

Dominica to remove customs service charge on diesel and gasoline 
Dominica to remove customs service charge on diesel and gasoline 

Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit will be paid the official visit to the Republic of Cuba to stronger the diplomatic ties on Monday, April 25, 2022. In his latest addition of Annou Pale, he announced his visit and also outlined various other events that happened in the entire week while holding an interactive conversation with two journalists. 

In addition to that, PM Skerrit declared that the customs service charge on diesel and gasoline would be removed in the coming time. 

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The conservation featured two journalists named Curtis Matthew, news editor, DBS Radio and Carlisle JNO Baptiste, owner of nature Isle news. 

On Wednesday of last week, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit participated in the Caribbean Forum Acess Roundtable in Barbados along with other CARICOM heads to discuss critical issues regarding corresponding banking relationships, de-risking, and anti-mulling laundering, and related banking issues. 

Outlining the aspects of the meeting, PM Skerrit stated that delegations had discussed the importance of the issue, which deserves a congressional hearing. 

“There was also an agreement to convene an annual US Caribbean banking forum and incorporate access to corresponding banking relationships into aid to developing relationships. With a developing state like ours, I certainly address some of the issues we have as a region with dairy skin and correspondent banking, “PM Skerrit noted. 

Later in the week, PM Skerrit also met with the director of PAN American Health Organisation, Dr Caristie Etienne, who is leading a delegation here to assist in creating a new strategy to build resilience in the health system of Dominica. 

He said that the power team would also focus on primary health care and the movement towards universal care that benefits all of the citizens. 

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Meanwhile, PM Skerrit also expressed pleasure in welcoming a team from the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority for a visit to access the plans for the construction of an international airport. 

He pointed out, “The ECCAA team conducted a visit to the airport site in Welsey on Friday, and we embraced the opportunity to collaborate with and seek advice from the regional civil aviation body as we forge ahead with plans for the international airport.”

In addition to that, PM Skerrit also received the Japanese Ambassador to Dominica and touched all by that relations as Japan has been a very sincere friend of Dominica. 

He said that it was a wonderful exchange with the Japanese Ambassador. 

Further, he interacted with the two journalists. 

Upon asking about the relationship between Dominica and Syria, PM Skerrit clarified that he had declared the termination of the diplomatic relations between Dominica and Syria in his national address. 

Further, while replying to the question that Russia Ukraine war affected the oil price in the region, PM Skerrit said, “The oil prices have gone up, and they keen going up, and one you have oil prices going up, the number of things are going to go up against such as Shipping, transportation, food production, and also you have to look at the fact that not only oil prices but there are a lot of commodities, raw material and process material, the added value of material, which come from Russia and Ukraine.”

PM Skerrit added that the country doesn’t have access to these supplies, and it is affecting the global supply, and the whole value chain has been dramatically affected, which has also affected Dominica. 

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit also stated that there had been no government taxes on LPG and kerosene for over ten years. 

He said, “We’ve looked at even reducing the excise tax on these two commodities, which will assist in the reduction in revenues to the treasury which is being compounded during COVID-19.”

Further, he also talked about the appointment of the representative at the OESC and the US, and the high commissioner to the London will be filled in the summer. 

Prime Minister Skerrit also talked about the situation of a general election in Dominica.