Prime Minister's welcome message
I would like to extend a very warm welcome to the readers – those in my neighbourhood, the Caribbean, and beyond.
The world is a changing place. It is becoming increasingly evident that Dominica must have the fortitude and discipline to chart a path predicated on our capacity and ability to reach financial self-sufficiency as a nation.
Toward that goal, we must analyse what is both possible and practical within the constraints of our country’s small population and resources.
Our economy, like many others, faces a key challenge: overspending is not a responsible option, and yet the government has an enduring obligation to continue delivering on crucial social responsibilities to Dominican citizens, irrespective of budget realities.
Accordingly, continued economic growth and private sector development are top priorities to which the government is firmly committed.
We are continuing to find new and innovative means to foster and support entrepreneurship and business development across diverse sectors in Dominica. The Citizenship by Investment Programme (CBI) is a crucial piece of the equation – providing an important source of revenue, it helps us grow our economy and create long-term jobs and opportunities in various sectors, while also financing infrastructure projects, education and social programs that benefit people across our country.
At every turn, the Dominican government is committed to wise and prudent fiscal management, and this style of management will be required going forward if Dominica is to continue to defy the odds – charting a course for itself of social and economic success.
And now, in closing, I would be remiss if I did not encourage all readers to take a visit to our beautiful Nature Island – to see what all the fuss is about.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit