Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit should resign over the debacle that turned out to be the move to have diplomatic relations with Syria.
That call is coming from activist, Athie Martin, after Dominica ended up having just about two or three weeks of diplomatic relations with Syria.
Before suspending those diplomatic relations indefinitely, the diplomat involved in the matter, Ambassador to the United Nations, Loreen Bannis-Roberts resigned.
Martin explained why in his view Prime Minister Skerrit should step down in relation to an issue which has embarrassed Dominica in the international community.
“We are going to pay a high price for this, we are already paying a high price for this,” he said. “The point is the buck has to stop somewhere. The buck stops at the desk and doorway of the head of government in our island. He is the head of cabinet. He is the one managing his ministers. If he failed to manage his ministers, if he failed to be knowledgeable of what is going on in the various ministries, then he is at fault, and he should be the one to resign, not the ambassador.”
He said if the Prime Minister doesn’t resign then it is up to the people of Dominica, in whose name he works, to demand his resignation.
Martin went on to say questions must also be asked to Foreign Minister, Kenneth Darroux, on the matter.
“Where are you, sir? Are you on the job?” he asked. “Or are you on holidays?”
Recently, it was announce that Dominica and Syria signed an agreement to establish diplomatic ties
The agreement was signed during a ceremony held at the permanent Syrian delegation to the United Nations headquarters.