Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit faces a series of allegations of corruption, political fraud, money laundering, and involvements into numerous criminal activities, including drug trafficking. For years, he has successfully suffocated the voice of the independent media in that country and has also been continuing cruel persecution on his political opponents.
But the team of investigative journalists of Blitz has already found several strong shreds of evidence of his corruption.
On December 16, 2009, US Embassy in Barbados Bridgetown sent a confidential wire message to Washington, where it said, “1. (C) Allegations of corruption continue to mount against Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit as December 18 national elections approach. These allegations focus primarily on the Layou River Scandal, bogus Ambassadorial appointments, no bid government contracts, Ross University villas, and PM Skerrit’s personal real estate holdings. The opposition is attempting to package these ethical gaps into a viable campaign strategy, but so far the public appears torn between dismay at the scale of the transgressions and acceptance of a certain base level of corruption — as long as the corruption does not negatively affect them personally (and if they can benefit in some small way, so much the better).