Dominica’s PM to attend benefit concert
Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit is expected to attend the One Caribbean Concert For the Children of Dominica at Kensington Oval tonight.
According opposition leader Mia Mottley, Skerrit wanted to come in person to thank Barbadians for their continued generosity to the people of Dominica since it was affected by Tropical Storm Erika on August 27.
“Though Barbadians are going through difficult times they still have been prepared to give unselfishly, and this reflects the ultimate generosity and spirit of Barbadians. They have demonstrated that all of us are one people,” Mottley told the press late yesterday evening.
She stated that Skerrit is also coming to personally thank the large number of regional entertainers who have come together to perform for free at the concert.
The One Caribbean Concert For The Children of Dominica was conceptualized by Mottely and will feature 40 artistes from seven Caribbean territories.
Those performing at the concert include Dominica’s own Michele Henderson; Maxi Priest, Luciano, Admiral Tibet and Tanya Stephens from Jamaica; Destra Garcia, Ricardo Drue, and Denise Belfond of Trinidad and Tobago; Skinny Fabulous and Hypa 400 from St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Tedyson John of St. Lucia; and Tian Winters of Antigua and Barbuda.
Barbadian artistes will include Party Monarch Peter Ram, Red Plastic Bag, Neesha Woods, Marvay, Sanctuary, Lil Rock, Shanta Prince, Keanne Walters, Don Trent, King Bubba FM, Edwin, Rupee, and Lead Pipe & Saddis.