Editor’s note: Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit explains what happened to Owen Arthur, who cancelled his scheduled talk to the DLP delegates conference at the last moment. (also see BFP’s post Is Owen Arthur healthy enough to be Prime Minister?)
Comrades and friends good afternoon! It is truly good to be here in St. Joseph today!
It is an honor to have so revered a political thinker in Peter Wickham as our Guest Speaker. I wish to thank him once again for stepping in at such short notice to fill the slot created due to the unavoidable absence of Mr. Owen Arthur, former Prime Minister of Barbados.
Incidentally, Mr. Arthur has asked that I convey to this Conference his very best wishes and sincere apologies for cancelling at the last moment. Personal issues triggered the cancellation but he has insisted that he be provided an opportunity in the very near future to fellowship with the Dominica Labour Party.
To this end, we will be organizing a public forum for sometime next month at which Mr. Arthur has consented to speak and reflect on issues of importance to residents of Dominica and other Caribbean nationals. We in the Dominica Labour Party look forward to that occasion and opportunity…
… continue reading Prime Minister Skerrit’s speech at Dominica News Online