The Commonwealth of Dominica, has finally got its first indigenous President, as the elected Presidential Candidate, Sylvanie Burton sworn in as the President of the island state. It is to be noted that, the swearing-in ceremony of President Sylvanie Burton took place on October 2, 2023.
The details about the above mentioned has been shared by the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit via his official social media handle. Alongside sharing the details about the above mentioned, PM Roosevelt Skerrit has also extended congratulations to the newly elected indigenous President for her coming tenure.
It is to be specifically mentioned that, President Sylvanie Burton, was a career civil servant, was elected President by the House of Assembly last week. Along with this, she has also made the public address at the swearing-in ceremony.
During the address, the newly elected President acknowledged the historic nature of her ascendency to the highest office in the country, describing it as the “sacred duty.”
It was, she said, an “historic, monumental and consequential” for the nation, “and for my indigenous sisters and brothers all over the world.”
Along with this, the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit has lauded Sylvanie Burton for the paths she blazed to rise to the highest office of the land. Prime Minister, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, has also shared the pictures of the swearing in ceremony of the newly elected President Burton.
While sharing the details on the above mentioned, PM Roosevelt Skerrit, added that, “Sylvanie Burton D.A.H. was sworn into office as the tenth President of the Commonwealth of Dominica on Monday, October 2, 2023.” He then shared the glimpses of the swearing in ceremony.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Skerrit has pledged to ensure indigenous people are well represented in the government, mentioning that, “In this era of heightened social awareness we are often reminded that representation matters.”
“This government is proud of giving both the women of Dominica and its indigenous people a more prominent voice in the administration of our country’s affairs,” he said.