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Dominica’s businesses praise PM for help

Regional 22 May, 2020 Follow News

Dominica businesses are gradually reopening

Dominica businesses have welcomed the government's plan to assist them amid the pandemic. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has outlined his plan to cautiously relaunch the economy, including considerable support for the private sector.

The Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce has welcomed the government's inclusion and consideration of the needs of Dominican businesses. The NGO classes the overall pandemic response as "inspirational" and salute the public's discipline in adhering to health protocols, which led to 16 fully recovered COVID-19 cases and no deaths being recorded. Skerrit said in his address to the nation that "the business sector is an essential partner in our quest for development and empowerment, and we shall work with you to ensure that you remain viable and that you will be able to thrive again." He then set out a plan to relaunch the economy, with a special focus on healthcare, agriculture, construction, employment, and the private sector.

Some businesses in Dominica have already been given permission to reopen by appointment.

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