Dominica. In September, the first phase was inaugurated
by a new state-of-the-art hospital called Dominica China
Friendship Hospital. According to
CountryAAH, the new hospital section houses, among
other things, an emergency room and an operating room. Prime
Minister Roosevelt Skerrit was delighted in his inaugural
speech that Dominica's citizens will now not have to go
abroad to receive care.
In late September, the first climate strike was conducted
in the country, led by 15-year-old Sahara Sky and inspired
by the global protest movement Fridays for Future.
In October, Prime Minister Skerrit announced that
elections would be held within 100 days. He had previously
been criticized by opposition leader Lennox Linton for not
giving clear information on the timing of the upcoming
election, which according to the rules will be held no later
than March 2020. The election took place in early December
and resulted in a new clear victory for it. led by the
Skerrit Labor Party, which received 59% of the vote and 18
of the 21 electoral seats.