Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Skerrit Promises to Celebrate 50 Years of Chavez Rule

Some Latin American presidents paid tribute to Simon Bolivar, during the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Venezuelan Revolution following President Hugo Chavez presidential win on Feb. 2 1999.

"The essence of Bolivar reemerged in our people 10 years ago, Chavez expressed before placing a wreath at the Pantheon, a famous burial place where the entire central nave is dedicated to Simon Bolivar.

Presidents Evo Morales (Bolivia), Manuel Zelaya (Honduras) and Daniel Ortega (Nicaragua), Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Cuban First Vice Minister Jose Ramon Machado Ventura officially attended the ceremony.

These Presidents and Ecuadorian Rafael Correa to join them later will participate at the Summit of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of America (ALBA).

Chavez has been campaigning hard in favor of the referendum, which he called for in November, a week after candidates he backed won a majority of seats in local elections seen as a test of his influence.

Skerrit brushed aside the possibility that Chavez might lose. "I want to say to you, my friends in Venezuela, that we will be back to celebrate the 20th, the 30th, the 40th and the 50th anniversary of President Chavez in office," he told Chavez supporters who braved a steady downpour to hear him. "Chavez forever!"

What do you think of the Prime Minister’s remarks, ALBA? Please comment.


At February 4, 2009 10:09 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Skerrit is contrary to the wishes of the Venezuelan people who rejected Chavez's bid for more than two terms. In true dictatorial fashion he he trying to be President for life. And Skerrit, PM for life?

At February 4, 2009 10:20 AM , Anonymous Jackson said...

Skerro is playing with fire...he should tread carefully! Already all the foreign press is referring to Dominica as a leftist country!

At February 5, 2009 6:03 PM , Anonymous Tyson said...

I trust that Chavez will respect the will of the people and chill after two terms by abandoning the referandum

At February 20, 2009 3:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Victoria Popular.
Is there something wrong with Socialism? Who was the biggest Socialist who trod on earth? H.I.M..
The Son of Man. Came to share...spread the wealth..
A world without class and without struggle.
If the majority have chosen Socialism, is there something wrong with them. We have to learn to respect the will of the Masses. The will of the People...must be respected.
Look at the Chaos Capitalism have created today. This is what Capitalism is about....the poor pay to make the rich richer. All Chavez has done wrong is help the poor and needy. Put power back in the hands of the poor..peasants. Is there something wrong? What is wrong with being a leftist. Lybia had been accused by the same ones who today are flocking to set up shop in Lybia.
Think again...we go where our interest is at. Dominica is a Sovereign country and our Foreign Policy will be decided by us. What have those other Capitalist organizations done for us...other than Stabilize us in Poverty?
In Spanish we say..."Victoria Popular"...February 15, 2009 mark the date.

At April 20, 2009 10:19 AM , Anonymous JB'OL"Sarge said...

As a Dominican by birth now living in the US and entitiled to a "Real" Dominican passport,i am saddened at the sad state of affairs where Dominica is for sale (passports) What is the government of Dominica up to? The person, persons, responsible for selling the passports should all be in jail, ie; the prime minister and all his hench men. Why do the people of Dominica keep putting these crooks in charge of the country? People of Dominica quit the carnival and take charge of your destiny before it is too late and you become a dictatorship run Island.


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