|Assumed office |
08 January 2004
|Preceded by||Pierre Charles|
|Majority||951 (75. The Prime Minister of Dominica is the head of government in the Commonwealth of Dominica. Events 871 - Battle of Ashdown - Ethelred of Wessex defeats a Danish invasion army "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Nicholas Joseph Orville Liverpool (born September 9, 1934, Grand Bay Dominica) is the Head of state in Dominica. Pierre Charles ( June 30, 1954 &ndash January 6, 2004) was Prime Minister of Dominica 8%)|
|Born||8 June 1972 |
Vieille Case, Dominica
|Alma mater||New Mexico State University|
University of Mississippi
Roosevelt Skerrit (born June 8, 1972) is the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica as well the Member of Parliament for the Vieille Case constituency. Events 68 - The Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba. 536 - St Silverius becomes Pope (probable Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Vieille Case is a village on the north coast of Dominica, with a population of 726 The Commonwealth of Dominica, commonly known as Dominica, is an Island nation in the Caribbean Sea. The Dominica Labour Party is a social-democratic Political party in Dominica. Vieille Case is a village on the north coast of Dominica, with a population of 726 Alma mater is Latin for "nourishing mother" It was used in Ancient Rome as a title for the mother Goddess, and in Medieval New Mexico State University, or NMSU is a Land-grant university that has its main campus in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational Research University located in Oxford Events 68 - The Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba. 536 - St Silverius becomes Pope (probable Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Prime Minister of Dominica is the head of government in the Commonwealth of Dominica. The Commonwealth of Dominica, commonly known as Dominica, is an Island nation in the Caribbean Sea. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a Parliament. Vieille Case is a village on the north coast of Dominica, with a population of 726 In addition to being Prime Minister, he holds the ministerial portfolios of Finance, Planning, National Security and Overseas Nationals. Regionally, he served as the Chairman of the OECS and Caricom Lead Head of Government with respect to Free Movement as part of the implementation of the CSME. The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States ( OECS) created in 1981 is an inter-governmental organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration protection of The Caribbean Community ( CARICOM) is an organization of Caribbean nations and dependencies The CARICOM Single Market and Economy also known as the Caribbean Single Market and Economy or CSME is an integrated development strategy envisioned at the 10th Meeting
Skerrit is an alumnus of the Dominica Grammar School. The Dominica Grammar School is a public Secondary school in Roseau, Dominica, established in 1893 He began his college education at New Mexico State University and transferred to the University of Mississippi, from where he graduated with a BA in English and Psychology. New Mexico State University, or NMSU is a Land-grant university that has its main campus in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational Research University located in Oxford As a high school senior he was elected 'head boy', President of the Student Council. While at New Mexico State University he was also president of the Dominica Students Association.  He was initially a member of the youth arm of the Dominica Freedom Party (DFP), the Young Freedom Movement, but became a member of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) when he returned to Dominica from college. The Dominica Freedom Party is a conservative Political party in Dominica. The Dominica Labour Party is a social-democratic Political party in Dominica. He was an English lecturer at the Clifton-Dupigny Community College until he was elected to parliament for the Vieille Case constituency in the February 2000 elections.
He initially served as Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, and upon the death of Roosevelt Douglas he was made minister of Education, Sports and Youth affairs. Roosevelt Bernard Douglas ( October 15, 1941 – October 1, 2000) was a Dominican politician As Minister of Education, he established the Dominica State College. He also led a secret mission to the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Barbados, irrespective of the fact that Dominica already had diplomatic relations with the Republic of China on Taiwan. Talk People's Republic of China) PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARTICLE GUIDELINES The Republic of China on Taiwan era ( also known as the postwar era ( refers to the period in Taiwan's history, between the end of World War II  On the death of Pierre Charles on January 6, 2004 he was nominated to be the country's prime minister and was sworn on January 8, aged 31. Pierre Charles ( June 30, 1954 &ndash January 6, 2004) was Prime Minister of Dominica Events 1066 - Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England. 1205 - Philip of Swabia becomes King "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Events 871 - Battle of Ashdown - Ethelred of Wessex defeats a Danish invasion army  After becoming prime minister, he was elected as the Leader of the Dominica Labour Party.  Skerrit is currently the youngest head of government in the world. This article contains various lists of notable state leaders.
In April 2004 Skerrit established diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China, severing relations with the Republic of China (Taiwan). Talk People's Republic of China) PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARTICLE GUIDELINES REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARTICLE GUIDELINES  As part of the move Beijing agreed to give the country an aid package of over US$100,000,000.
In the 2005 General Elections he retained his seat by an even wider margin and his party gained one seat in the Parliament. His party won 12 seats in the parliament and 52% of the popular vote.  The DLP defeated the Edison James-led opposition United Workers' Party who won 8 seats and 44% of the popular vote. Edison Chenfil James (born October 18 1943 in Marigot) was the prime minister of Dominica from June 14 1995 The United Workers' Party is a centrist Political party in Dominica. The opposition sought to criticize his age and relative inexperience, as well as pointing to the country's generally poor economic performance since the 2000 elections.  The DLP response was that the poor economic performance was due to irresponsible borrowing during the UWP administration. Further, he noted the country's aid package from China and used his young age to mobilize youth voters.
Skerrit has forged a close relationship with leftist leaders Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez, which has resulted in Dominica receiving substantial aid from Cuba and Venezuela. Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born August 13 1926 is a Cuban revolutionary leader who was prime minister of Cuba from December 1959 to December 1976 and then president until Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (ˈuɰo rafaˈel ˈtʃaβ̞es ˈfɾias (born July 28 1954 is the current President of Venezuela. The Republic of Cuba (ˈkjuːbə or) consists of the island of Cuba (the largest and second-most populous island of the Greater Antilles) Isla de la Venezuela (ˌvɛnəˈzweɪlə) officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish República Bolivariana de Venezuela) is a country on the Dominica is set to play a major part in the Petrocaribe initiative; crude oil from Venezuela will be stored on the island for distribution to other islands. Petrocaribe S A is a Caribbean oil alliance with Venezuela to purchase Oil on conditions of preferential payment Further, the Venezuelan government has given Dominica a US$10. 1 million grant for the expansion of the Melville Hall Airport and forgiven the island nation's US$1. Melville Hall Airport is an Airport located on the northeast coast of Dominica, two miles (3 km) northwest of Marigot, it is about one 5 million debt to Venezuela. On February 16, 2007 Chávez paid a state visit to Roseau, a rare visit by a major head of state to the island, where he inaugurated a fuel storage tank as part of the Petrocaribe initiative.  Skerrit's administration agreed to join the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas. The Bolivarian Alternative for the People of Our America ( Spanish: Alternativa Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América or ALBA - which also means 'dawn' in  In addition, Skerrit announced that his government had agreed to the construction of a $80,000,000USD refinery on the island.
The proposed refinery has prompted criticism from some environmentalist groups that an oil refinery is inconsistent with the island's image as an eco-tourist destination.
A Caribbean Development Research Services Inc (CADRES) poll conducted between February 2nd and 5th 2007 found that Prime Minister Skerrit was the most popular leader in the country with 58% of respondents favouring his leadership. 
In a cabinet reshuffle announced on October 16, 2007, Skerrit assumed the portfolios of Foreign Affairs and Social Security, while remaining in charge of Finance; he gave up the portfolios of National Security and Economic Planning, which he had previously held. Events 456 - Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
|Prime Minister of Dominica|