Category Archives: Caribbean News

The Good Cara – The Corruption Cockroach Smasher : Bribers Beware!

By Barrister Shillings not Pence The Caribbean Court of Justice delivers a blow against the corruption of our society and judiciary In a judgment released on March 9, 2021 , the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) dismissed the appeal in the matter of Roosevelt Skerrit & Ors v Antoine Defoe & Ors [2021] CCJ 4 […]

JUSTICE WAS INORDINATELY DELAYED BUT NOT DENIED – CCJ TREATED DEFOE WITH A VICTORIOUS SEND OFF

While the family, friends and well-wishers were at the funeral service of Mr. Antoine Defoe, one of the three Respondents in the CCJ Civil Appeal No DMCV2020/001 with Mr. Mervin John Baptiste and Edingcot St. Valle,  the CCJ was in the process of delivering its decision in an excessively delayed matter before it that emanated from […]

PART II – LAWS GOVERNING THE CBI PROGRAM FACILITATE MORE POLITICAL CORRUPTION THAN LEGITIMATE INVESTMENTS

The Prime Minister of Dominica was a French citizen at the time of his nomination as a candidate in the 2009 general elections, The matter was challenged in court and the Prime Minister reportedly vowed in a tone of arrogance that “no law, no constitution” would prevent him from being nominated to contest the said […]

PART I-THE CBI PROGRAM THAT FACILITATES MORE CORRUPTION AS AN INTERNATIONAL PONZI SCHEME THAN LEGITIMATE INVESTMENTS

In this short series of articles, we intend to give some consideration to the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programme of Dominica. In particular, we shall examine the legislative mandate and the use of the non-transparent escrow account mechanism  as a legal arrangement to hide billions of dollars of revenue generated from the various options operated […]

PART XVIX: THE ALTERNATIVE PEOPLES’ PARTY (APP) IS ANXIOUS TO MEET AND DISCUSS ITS RECOMMENDATIONS ON ELECTORAL REFORM WITH SIR BYRON

Sometime in May 2020, a new political party was launched in Dominica namely, the Alternative Peoples’ Party-(APP). The party describes itself as a progressive movement  “born out of the resistance efforts of the Dominican people, especially women and younger citizens…a grassroots, coalition movement…that will always be an alternative movement, representing what is best for the […]

PART XVIII: RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE UNITED WORKERS PARTY(UWP) FOR ELECTORAL REFORM MUST BE CONSIDERED BY SIR BYRON

It was indeed annoying listening to a retired Inspector of Police, who is a vile stranger and bender of truth, an amateur political contortionist who repeatedly embarrasses himself by stalking and seeking to harass the hosts of all programs on Q 95 radio, particular that of the Leader of Opposition on Thursday, 25 February 2021, […]

SEEKING FORGIVENESS AND MERCY IN The Kalinago Council Audit Saga!

The Kalinago Territory Act (Cap. 25:90) is an Act to provide for the establishment of a body corporate for the Kalinago Territory. It makes provision for the administration of the Territory and for matters connected therewith. The Act provides for a Council that shall be a local government body with the same powers as a […]

THE SNAIL PACE OF JUSTICE IN THE ECSC AND CCJ IS A MATTER OF GRAVE CONCERN TO DOMINICANS

 The delay in hearing matters before our regional courts continue to be of serious concern. The tardiness in delivering justice, especially in matters originating from Dominica is equally worrisome. For good reason(s), Dominicans no longer have confidence in obtaining timely justice from the ECSC and now the CCJ. The inordinate, undue, and unreasonable delay at all levels […]

PART II- NO CASE OF INCITEMENT AGAINST LENNOX ET AL BUT TRUMP GUILTY AS IMPEACHED

Four years have elapsed since the incident of 07 February 2017 in Roseau and the initiation of the bogus, politically trumped-up charge of incitement against the Leader of Opposition, a case with petty political legs and going nowhere legally. The politically motivated case will continue to suffer from the debilitating sting of the delay injustice bug that […]

ENHANCING OUR DEMOCRACY BEYOND FIXED TERMS WITH A FIXED DATE FOR GENERAL ELECTION

In previous articles, we considered that ongoing debate with respect to the potential abuses of authority, corrupt governance, the undermining of our democratic system, suppression of challengers, and the negative impact of these vices on the leadership succession both within the management structure of political parties and the socio-political system more generally.  Such sentiments have […]