Category Archives: Dominica News

PART XVII: WILL SIR BYRON GIVE FAVOURABLY CONSIDERATION TO DLP’S PROPOSAL TO REMOVE THE 5 YEAR ABSENTREQUIREMENT FROM OUR ELECTORAL LAWS?

Lest we forget, in our state of shock and amazement from the unfamiliar sights of bright Christmas lights on our streets and the traditional smell of smoked turkey and salted ham in the air, the final $500 thousand consultancy report of Sir Dennis Byron with recommendations on the way forward for electoral reform in Dominica, […]

ENHANCING THE ETHICAL AND ACCOUNTABILITY FRAMEWORK IN DOMINICA

Measures to enhance ethics and accountability must feature prominently as part of the agenda for institutional and civil service reform in Dominica. In recent years, the debate on and efforts to curb ethical violations and enforcement of accountability framework has intensified in the Caribbean mainly due to four reasons: i. The increase in the incidence […]

THE INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENT OF CORRUPTION IN DOMINICA: STRUCTURAL AND INDIVIDUALISTS CAUSES

By Christian Volney A Dominican Patriot The institutional environment in Dominica, not cultural norms, determines our society’s propensity to engage in corruption and other forms of opportunism. The incentive structures that our country’s market participants face-which are determined by the country’s institutional arrangements are responsible for creating opportunities for corruption and provide for an environment […]

ANOTHER SELF-AGGRANDIZING INTERNATIONAL LIE OF PM SKERRIT ABOUT PUBLIC SMOKING BAN

In the 29 November 2020 episode of his Sunday evening talk show, Anou Palay, Prime Minister Skerrit confidently stated with his customary simperingLeviathan smirk, “I recall making a case in the public service and in the country about banning smoking in public places and I did not get the support for it and then lo and […]

SKERRIT LIES ABOUT PIT LATRINE REVOLUTION

A few years ago, Ian Douglas, then Minister of Health Kenneth Darroux, then-Senator Jahisiah Benoit, and even Prime Minister Skerrit himself were all bragging “EVEN BEFORE THE UNITED NATIONS STARTED ITS ATTACK ON PIT LATRINE PM SKERRIT HAD STARTED HIS PIT LATRINE REVOLUTION IN DOMINICA” This was a lie then and it is still untrue […]

FROM DEMOCRACY TO DICTATORSHIP

The Dominica Labour Party after more than half a century of democratic traditions, has found itself evolving into a Communist style dictatorship under the new labour party of Roosevelt Skerrit. From Leblanc to Patrick to Seraphine….the Dominica Labour party had stuck to it’s Constitution and religiously held its delegates conferences to determine who would be […]

AIRPORT DECEPTION

The knee jerk decision to embark on an airport expedition in the last quarter of 2020, is a definite response to the probing, laser beam discovery in Parliament, by opposition Leader Hon Lennox Linton, that $1.2 BILLION had miraculously disappeared from the passport special housing fund managed by Anthony Haiden and prime minister Skerrit to […]

ENHANCING OUR DEMOCRACY WITH TERM LIMIT – THE PROS AND CONS

Expressing an opinion on the first part of this article, a commentator suggested that it would be much more helpful to examine the issue of term limits from a different angle that examines whether there is an opportunity for a better expression of the franchise of citizens.  The Dominican patriot from a northern community that has […]

ENHANCING OUR DEMOCRACY WITH TERM LIMITS

With the recent unprecedented re-election of Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves for a fifth consecutive 5-year term in office, the debate throughout the Caribbean has intensified on the need to limit the term of office of Prime Ministers and perhaps all elected members of parliament. This is considered at the time when health workers in […]

GEOTHERMAL MADNESS

How many more decades and how much more millions and millionaires will be made before the fantasy geothermal well dries up ?? We are on our second decade of deceptive geothermal promises, with no end in sight to a theatre of lies, stealing and abuse of near $100 million of hard earned tax payers money, […]