Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has recognized the contributions of Parry Bellot for advocacy in media practice excellence and valuable advice to Government on public sector management.
In a statement on Bellot’s passing, Mr. Skerrit described him as “an impassioned defender of government policy”, adding that Bellot was fair and respectful in discussions of public affairs and politics.
Mr Skerrit says as Press Secretary during the Dame Eugenia Charles administration, Bellot was the trusted and reliable voice of the Government and was admired for his professionalism and
The prime minister says Bellot had an unending passion for media and communication, and remembered him for advocating for excellence in media practice here and in the region, and pushing for the organization of the Dominica Media and Communication Association.
The prime minister continued “His patriotic love for Dominica was evident from his many public utterances, and his work to preserve and promote Dominica’s arts and culture in his magazines and other publications.”
As Productivity Consultant to the Government of Dominica, Mr. Skerrit says Bellot was equally resolute in the pursuit of best practice in the public sector and the strengthening of civil servants’ competence and work ethic.
He added that “we valued Bellot’s advice on public sector management and the practice of good governance and welcomed the opportunity to collaborate with Mr. Bellot on a number of projects.”
The statement continued “His evenhandedness and objectivity set the right tone, and should serve as an example of how political matters can be discussed between opposing sides in a reasonable and respectful manner.
Prime Minister Skerrit says Bellot will long be remembered for his enduring love of media and for his contributions to Dominica’s development in the field of business and enterprise.