Sunday 19 January, 2020

An island divided: Dominica residents speak out

As Dominica heads to the polls on Friday, some citizens are saddened that the once peaceful, idyllic and community-oriented country is now divided.

On Thursday the Loop News team traveled around the island to hear from residents how they feel about the current impasse between political parties and how their respective communities have been affected.

Our first stop, Dominica’s capital, Roseau where we met Peter Mason.

He said the people of Dominica are suffering as a result of infighting. He urged PM Skerrit and Opposition Lennox Linton to put their differences aside and put the country first.

We also met Valwyn Joseph. He said residents of Marigot and Salisbury suffer more than most because both areas are known opposition strongholds. He said they’re protesting now because their cries for help have fallen on deaf ears for many years.

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