Dominica: PM Roosevelt Skerrit and leaders extend wishes on National Flag Day 2022

Dominica: PM Roosevelt Skerrit and leaders extend wishes on National Flag Day 2022

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Dominica: The Commonwealth of Dominica celebrated “National Flag Day” on October 10, 2022. On this day, the leaders of Dominica joined hands and wished the general public.

Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit took social media and wished, “In celebration of our nationhood. Happy Flag Day to all nationals in Dominica and abroad.”

Melissa Poponne-Skerrit, wife of PM Roosevelt Skerrit and Parliamentary Representative of Roseau Central mentioned, “To say that I am proud to be a resident and citizen of Dominica, which is a major understatement. From our luscious green mountains, we rushed cool waterfalls and rivers to our sparkling black sand beaches and deep wondrous underwater worlds. Our food, camaraderie, down-to-earth people and personalities, artistic talents, passion for life and no-nonsense approach to our ideals. Our home, our people, our culture, our country!”

Meanwhile, Minister for Health, Wellness and New Health Investment, Dr Irving McIntyre, shared information about the National Flag Day and Flag of Dominica. The social media post by the minister read, “Today is being celebrated as Flag Day in Dominica. Full respect to the flag and its designer Alwin Bully, Dominican cultural activist, artist and playwright. He designed the flag in early 1978, in preparation for gaining independence from Britain later that year, while the Cabinet made certain small alterations to the original design based on the rules of the Court of Heraldry.”

“The flag was legally established by Act No. 18 of 1978, The National Emblems of Dominica Act, signed by the Governor, Sir Louis Cools-Lartigue, on October 31 1978, and Gazetted November 1 1978, and effective on November 3 1978. The colours of the flag and its motifs symbolise the island nation’s forest green background; its ten parishes bound in unity, its rich soil, pristine rivers and agricultural produce, and the linked culture and ethnicity of its people. At the centre is the National Bird, the Sisserou parrot (Amazona imperialis),” the post further informed.

Member of Parliament – Soufriere Constituency, Denise Charles, wished, “Happy Flag Day, Dominica! Lift Your Flags High Today! Represent Our Home, Our Country Dominica!”