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Dominica’s PM stays as its beauty praised

Regional 13 Dec, 2022 Follow News

Dominica’s natural beauty is mesmerising

Dominica’s incumbent Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit’s party Tuesday scored another victory in the country’s snap elections. The ruling Dominica Labour Party won 15 of the 21 parliamentary seats at stake. This came at a time when Dominica is highlighted in a major publication as one of the world’s most attractive destinations.

Skerrit thus becomes the longest-serving Dominican Prime Minister after around 81,000 people were registered to vote in the early elections, two years ahead of the deadline, which were boycotted by the main opposition parties, the United Workers Party and the Dominica Freedom Party, who would rather see some electoral reforms introduced first. The Organization of American States and the Caribbean Court of Justice, among others, have recommended changes to fight potential voter fraud.

The elections were monitored by observers from the Caribbean Community (Caricom), the Organization of American States (OAS), and the British Commonwealth. After securing his fifth mandate, Skerrit, in office since 2004, said this would be his last.

Meanwhile, the Discover Dominica Authority is proud that global travel authority Lonely Planet has announced its ‘Best in Travel’ list for 2023 with Dominica ranking as a top destination to unwind. Eco tourists love the Nature Isle for its hill walking, boiling lake, amazing waterfalls, whale watching, lush vegetation, unspoilt beauty and tranquil landscapes.

“This is the first time Dominica has been honoured as a top travel destination in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel collection,” said a DDA spokesperson.

Dominica is one of 30 must-visit locations recommended based around food, journeying, connection, learning and unwinding.

“We are incredibly honoured,” said Colin Piper, DDA’s chief executive officer and director of tourism. “This recognition is a true testament to our beautiful island and the growth in tourism we’ve experienced in recent years.”

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