Address by His Excellency Eliud T. Williams, DAH, FCMI President of the Commonwealth of Dominica on the Occasion of the Opening of the First Meeting of the Fourth Session of the Eighth Parliament on Wednesday, 24th July 2013
Honourable Prime Minister, other Members of Parliament.
Let me begin by expressing thanks to, Honourable Speaker for the invitation to me and my wife to attend this sitting of the House and also for the invitation to address Members of Parliament at this, the first sitting of the Fourth Session of the Eighth Parliament.
As a small island developing state, we are challenged to find ways to manage the many changes we face on our path to sustainable development. According to the United Nations Development Programme, Development is defined as the ability "to lead long and healthy lives, to be knowledgeable, to have access to resources needed for a decent standard of living and to be able to participate in the life of the community. Human development, therefore, is empowerment".
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