Category Archives: Editorials

A Dysfunctional Parliament

By Hon Daniel Lugay Before Covid 19 the average sittings of Dominica’s parliament per year was (3) Three times for God sake.. After the ravages of Erica and Maria, sittings were even less. Then came Covid 19, a time of Dominica’s greatest need, when Parliament should be meeting fortnightly, Skerrit is sidelining parliament. In Barbados […]

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 […]

State Assets Being Privatized

State assets are being sold off at supersonic speed. It’s privatization of state assets on steroids. Before Covid 19, we saw state lands illegally hatched off from national parklands with the illegal blessing of the nations parliament minus the opposition members who then raised the red flag and cried foul… while the giant Kempinski snatched […]

The Objectification of Women and the Queenly/ Royal Status that Comes With it

When I was in college I did a woman’s study course, and I was not the favorite student in the class because my views were contrary to the majority of the students and the professor herself. It is time for women to put a stop to being defined by our bodies, looks and our willingness […]

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 […]

Mr. Speaker Joseph Isaac Makes his Debut in Parliament

Oh dear, the long awaited spectacle is finally here! Joseph Isaac takes his seat as speaker of the House of Assembly, he now controls the chambers, so to speak!  Notably one of his first dishonest and hypocritical acts is to applaud the former speaker Alix Boyd Knights as a very objective speaker. They say a […]

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 […]

The dictator flexes his muscles and it begins to rain on every one!

Well,that didn’t take long.Looks like the cash shortage in the treasury necessitates that the man who runs things look for cash wherever he can find it. It’s a pity he can’t ask for refunds of the tens of millions he spent on his campaign. But his desperation in search of cash begs the question again. […]