Category Archives: Dominica News

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 […]

ACTING IN THE DOMINICAN POLITICAL THEATRE

By a Contributor to the Patriot The United Workers Party (UWP) was formed with and has always comprised of competent, capable, qualified and skillful individuals that the country requires in its governance if it were to experience sustained growth, progress and development. Unfortunately, for over 20 years, the party has failed to move from where […]

Dominicans – What are you waiting for ??

by Danny Lugay Is state sponsored kidnapping going on? Skerrit personal body guard in plain clothes kidnapped me. What are you waiting for ?? Diaspora what you waiting for ?? Young people what are you waiting for ?? Truckers Dominica strong get de millions and you get cranana… What are you waiting for ?? Bus […]

Of Palaces, Poverty, and the Paranoid

  By Poetic Justice Humility is beautiful to behold and truly majestic. Vanity, pride, and arrogance are ugly cousins and go before the fall. Such are the lessons of history. It is August 2020, and Dominica is still limping along after the ravages of Hurricane Maria. Truth be told, we are happy that the strength […]

They took me into the Lions den, they roughed me up

By Danny Lugay They took me into the Lions den, they roughed me up…held me by the back of my pants…they shoved me into a private vehicle..and drove me into the Lions den “police headquarters” Guns were drawn.. shotgun…two police officers were assigned to hold me hostage Delroy Julien was one of the officers…he in […]

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 […]