Dominica prime minister takes a bride

ROSEAU, Dominica, Tuesday May 14, 2013 – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit married Melissa Poponne “his sweetheart for many years” on Saturday, according to an official statement issued here.

The statement from the Office of the Prime Minister said that Skerrit, 40, and Melissa were married at the Bourne Roman Catholic Chapel, followed by a private reception at the prime minister’s private residence in Vieille Case, east of the capital.

The statement said the couple would leave on Sunday for a “short period” and gave no other details about the bride, the wedding or the couple’s intended destination.

Skerrit, the leader of the ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP), became prime minister following the death of then prime minister Pierre Charles in 2004.(CMC) Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)