Category Archives: Caribbean News

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 […]

Watch your manners Dictator, Don’t Invade My Personal Space! No I Won’t!

They say a picture tells 1000 words, and sometimes you come across one that says, figure this out if you can.  This pic of Roosevelt Skerrit and his BBF Mia at some official meeting/function with onlookers around them says just that, so let me try. Are they trying to look into each other’s souls through […]

Under Fire from Major Commonwealth Nation, Baroness Scotland runs to the Cool Waters of The Caribbean?

Recall the controversy that was involved in the appointment of Patrica Scotland as the Secretary General of the Commonwealth.  After much haggling among Caribbean Countries she was elected  at the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting as the 6th head to hold that position.She took office on 1 April 2016. Being  the first woman to […]

Dr. Fontaine Leaves his Footprints in The Sand of South Sudan

“Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave  behind us, footprints on the sands of time.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.    Our very own Dr. Thomson Fontaine will be leaving his footprints in the sand of South Sudan. This is a remarkable and noteworthy accomplishment. On behalf of the […]

The opposition in Parliament, still Doing their Jobs For the People, BUT!

The opposition Parliamentarians looked bright, excited and optimistic, the women in their beautiful hats following the tradition of the dress code implemented by the former Speaker emeritus Alix Boyd Knights. Bless their hearts for those who believe in the hope that things will get better in Dominica, they represented that hope.   These members of  parliament […]

The Dictator and his Darlings in Parliament?

In any other country in the world if your coworker or employer calls a woman darling at the workplace that would be grounds for filing a sexual harassment complaint. But in Dominica all women in Parliament are the dictator’s darlings. It was quite a feat, a historic milestone to have eleven women in the Parliament […]

Dominica Needs a State of the Union Report From The Leader

Last week the world watched Donald Trump deliver his state of the union address to America, it was a spectacle to behold! By all accounts it was a parody of lies, which the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi found so egregious that she tore it up after the presentation. When asked why she did […]