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Dominica's opposition pulls out of national committee

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2015 | 11:59 AM

Dominica’s main opposition United Workers Party has withdrawn from the country’s National Reconstruction Advisory Committee which was established following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.

However, Party and Opposition Leader Lennox Linton says the Committee, which consisted of all elected members of parliament, has outlived its usefulness.

He told a news conference that the body had turned out to be nothing more than a political initiative by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit to gain public sympathy.

Linton says his party will no longer participate in the affairs of the committee that last met on September 21 and held only four meetings since the storm in August.

TS Erika resulted in the deaths of 30 people and left more than US$400 million in damages.