Public consultations on Dominica Electoral Reform report ended on Monday: PM Roosevelt Skerrit

The Government has ended a series of public consultations on the Sir Dennis Byron report on Electoral Reform in the Commonwealth of Dominica.

Public consultations on Dominica Electoral Reform report ended on Monday: PM Roosevelt Skerrit
Public consultations on Dominica Electoral Reform report ended on Monday: PM Roosevelt Skerrit

Roseau, Dominica: The Government has ended a series of public consultations on the Sir Dennis Byron report on Electoral Reform in the Commonwealth of Dominica. Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit said that the consultations make the common citizens to share their views on public platform.

He said that the consultations bring government and the common citizens at one platform where they suggested their views on the report. PM Skerrit mentioned that people’s views make them to present accurate and perfect legislation in the parliament of the Commonwealth of Dominica.

The consultations captured a wide range of views from the Dominican people to help guide the process.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit also extended gratitude to the people of Dominica and said that he is eagerly looking forward in the completion of the exercise. He said that report will be helpful in modernizing and reform the electoral system of Dominica.

PM Skerrit said,”I look forward to the completion of this exercise to modernize and update our electoral system and the tabling of the relevant legislation in the parliament for approval.”

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit have also shared the photos of the consultations held in Roseau North, Marigot and Salybia, Kalinago Territory.

PM Skerrit shared significance of the consultations and said that this has marked the perfect chance for the people to share their views on the public platform.

He said that in the second week of consultations, Dominica saw spirited contributions from representatives of various groups and associations at the State House Conference Center; as well as from individuals at sessions held in Portsmouth, Castle Bruce and Wesley.

The consultations schedule which was continued in the week was follows:

  • It was held at St. Alphonsus Parish Hall on Monday, August 28
  • It was held at Marigot at the Wills Strathmore Stevens Primary School on Tuesday, August 29
  • In the Kalinago Territory, the consultation was held at the Salybia Primary School on Wednesday, August 30 at 6pm.
  • A second virtual consultation for members of the Diaspora was held on Thursday, August 31 at 7pm.