Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has hinted that the cruise-ships are due to return to Dominica’s shores in June this year.

Mr. Skerrit said, however, that Dominicans need to take part in the vaccination program.

He stated “We want to encourage Dominicans to take their vaccine because sooner or later we have to open up the country, I believe that I am minded as the ultimate decision maker of the government to allow the cruise ships to come into Dominica in June of this year.”

He lamented that stakeholders have to be vaccinated however, it is a voluntary exercise.

 “We have to encourage people who are directly involved in the service industry, the tourism hospitality industry, and it is in your interest and the greater interest of the economic well-being of the country to get vaccinated.”