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Controversy erupts over renaming Dominica airport

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014, 22:07 by GxMedia

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As the Government of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit gets ready to rename the Melville Hall airport in Dominica next week Monday after late Prime Ministers Roosvelt Douglas and Pierre Charles, the Douglas family is opposed to the move.

They claim that they were not consulted and it is disrespect to Roosevelt Douglas who died in office in 2000.

Pierre Charles another prime minister also died in office 10 years ago.

Sean Douglas, a former government Press Secretary, is the nephew of Roosevelt Douglas. He says that airport will soon become old.

Lawyer and former magistrate, Tiyania Behanzin, who is son of Douglas says if the airport is renamed , he will enter the political arena.

General elections in Dominica are due next year.