Category Archives: Caribbean News

WILL THE COMMITTEE OF CONCERNED LAWYERS (CCL) PRESSURE THE AG TO FINALIZE THE PASSAGE OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION ACT (LPA)?

In the last term of the Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) administration (1990-1995), a draft Legal Profession Bill (LPB) was circulated for consideration. Nothing came out of it in the same way that little has been achieved in Dominica since the Freedom Party joined with the Labour Party to oust the progressive United Workers Party from […]

PART 2: DOES THE CLAIMANT-PM SKERRIT WANT TO NEGOTIATE A WAY OUT OF HIS LAWSUIT AGAINST DR. FONTAINE WHILE THE CASE IS FRUSTRATED WITH UNDUE DELAY AT THE HIGH COURT?

by Dominica Patriot Contributor Dr.Fontaine has been resolute in his desire to bring to an end what he considers to be the wanton sale of Dominica’s passports and the lack of transparency and accountability of the funds that are supposed to be reported to the treasury of Dominica. He has been anxious to have his […]

PART 1: DOES THE CLAIMANT-PM SKERRIT WANT TO NEGOTIATE A WAY OUT OF HIS LAWSUIT AGAINST DR. FONTAINE WHILE THE CASE IS FRUSTRATED WITH UNDUE DELAY AT THE HIGH COURT?

– by Patriot Contributor  IN 2011, Prime Minister Skerrit filed a lawsuit against Dr. Thomson Fontaine and West Indies Communications Enterprises Limited (WICE), the parent company of Q95 FM Radio, seeking damages and aggravating damages for defamation contained in certain emails and statements. The lawsuit alleged that Dr. Fontaine pulished false allegations on various media […]

THE LAW AND THE IMPROPER PRACTICE OF CONSULTATION UNDER SKERRIT/SAVARIN JURISDICTION IN DOMINICA

The recent appointment of Mr. Lincoln Corbette and Davidson Valerie to the Offices of Chief and Deputy Chief of Police respectively has once again forced upon us the vexing issue of abuse of authority and the continuing violation of our Constitution by the Prime Minister and President of Dominica that we must revisit. The United […]

PART II: THE AUTHORITY OF PM SKERRIT TO APPOINT RETIRED CARIBBEAN JURIST SIR CHARLES M. DENNIS BYRON AS SOLE ELECTION COMMISSIONER: THE SCOPE OF HIS CONSULTANCY FOR ELECTORAL REFORM

PART II:  THE AUTHORITY OF PM SKERRIT TO APPOINT RETIRED CARIBBEAN JURIST SIR CHARLES M. DENNIS BYRON AS SOLE ELECTION COMMISSIONER: THE SCOPE OF HIS CONSULTANCY FOR ELECTORAL REFORM The Prime Minister keeps referring to his appointee Sir Byron as the “Sole Electoral Reform Commissioner”. The media headlines in Dominica read, “Dominica Cabinet approves appointment […]

WHAT IS THE CONSTITUTIONAL OR LEGAL AUTHORITY OF PM SKERRIT TO APPOINT RETIRED CARIBBEAN JURIST SIR CHARLES M. DENNIS BYRON AS SOLE ELECTION COMMISSIONER?

By a patriotic contributor Three months following the December 6, 2020 general elections, Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, announced that he had invited eminent Caribbean Jurist, Sir Charles Michael Dennis Byron, to perform the services of Sole Commissioner for electoral reform process in Dominica. The Electoral Commission is a creature of the Constitution of Dominica. It […]

Is Dominica a military state ?

Dating back to hurricane Maria and even tropical storm Erica if my memory serves me right, it seems Dominica has permanently transitioned into a military state. Ordinary traffic duty, road patrols, security near Roseau market, city patrol, every duty of Dominica’s Police force is now conducted in full military attire or what the army calls […]

Skerrit is provoking civil war in Dominica.

Dominicans have sat by passive, blinded to the evolution of a despot preoccupied with hoarding his millions and preserving his election legacy. In 2015 Dominica was struck by Tropical storm Erica a devastation unseen before by way of water damage in the Commonwealth of Dominica. Unlike David, the category five storm of 1979, all Dominicans […]

Corruption a none issue for the Caribbean, just go to Mama Mia!

In May of 2015, at a party in London launching her campaign Baroness Scotland  introduced Roosevelt Skerrit to disgraced former Nigerian oil minister Diezani Allison Madueke, it is alleged. He issued her with a diplomatic passport six days later. At the time Madueke was under investigation in Britain over allegations of corruption.Support in her bid […]

The Post Election Analysis Paralysis

“Paralysis in decision-making breeds frustration and contempt from the electorate, and provides the perfect seedbed for demagogues who fill the vacuum with populist simplicities, hatred of opposition and lies.” Dominic Grieve If it was not obvious that the political scene in Dominica was brutal, now you know. It can destroy careers, reputations, friendships, health, families […]