Category Archives: Editorials

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 […]

A 3rd November insult

So on November 3rd you will issue a call to your nation in your expensive suit, to come together, let’s unite… On November 3rd as you have done in a decade and a half of boldface hypocrisy…. Calling on an abused nation to come together… Just one week before 3rd November 2020 in the highest […]

IS POPE FRANCIS PRESIDING OVER A CATHOLIC CHURCH WITH A HOMOSEXUAL SUB-CULTURE AND WILL DOMINICA FOLLOW THE LEAD OF THE POPE?

In a movie recently was shown at the Rome Film Festival, Pope Francis used a contemporary legal argument to justify his views on long held catholic teachings with respect to the issue of same sex unions. The Holy father reportedly gave his nod to same sex unions by stating, “gay people have the right to […]

The Negre Mawon Forevermore! The Dominican Writer and the Cause of Liberty

by Gabriel J. Christian, Esq. Somewhere it is written that truth crushed to the ground will one day rise again. And who shall ensure the endurance of eternal truth where it is coupled with humanity’s yearning to be free? No one is better suited to that task than the writer who ensures that the record […]

PART I: STRONG CONDEMNATION BY THE BAR ASSOCIATIONS OF DOMINICA AND THE OECS OF THE LEADER OF OPPOSITION FOR ALLEGED ATTACKS ON THE JUDICIARY

In separate and joint statements issued by the Dominica Bar Association (DBA) and the OECS Bar Association (OECS Bar), Hon. Lennox Linton, the Leader of Opposition of Dominica has been the subject of strong condemnation for what is described as “recent vicious attacks on His Lordship, the Hon. Justice Raulston Glasgow”  in remarks made by him […]

PART XVI: RESPONSE OF SC ANTHONY ASTAPHAN TO THE REPORT OF THE MULTI-SECTORAL GROUP ON ELECTORAL REFORM IN DOMINICA, CONT’D

In the last article of this series, we focused on the introduction, alleged misrepresentation and misstatements as highlighted by Senior Counsel Anthony W. Astpahan in his well-researched report entitled, “Response to the Report on the electoral reform effort by the Group comprising of leaders of churches, the business community and civil society (THE REPORT).  As […]

PART XV: RESPONSE OF SC ANTHONY ASTAPHAN TO THE REPORT OF THE ELECTORAL REFORM GROUP COMPRISING CHURCH, BUSINESS AND CIVIL SOCIETY

In this series of articles on electoral reform efforts in Dominica, we have so far discussed the unaccepted, rejected and/or unimplemented recommendations of several regional and international election observers contained in separate and in joint special-mission reports of the OAS, Commonwealth and CARICOM dating back from 2009.  We also discussed the tremendous work of the […]

Roosevelt “Rosie” Douglas – Co-Chair of the 1968 Congress of Black Writers in Montreal Canada

By Gabriel J. Christian, Esq A prophet has no honor in his own country (The Holy Bible John 4;44) Moving Against the System – The book on the 1968 Congress of Black Writers at McGill University Montreal, Canada– Co-Chaired by Rosie Douglas of Dominica; it was the largest gathering of Black writers in the 20th […]

ST.KITTS AND NEVIS MOVES TO AMEND ITS CONSTITUTION AND CITIZENSHIP ACT WHILE IN DOMINICA AN SR&O SUFFICES

The Parliament of the Federation of St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Nevis will soon debate an Amendment to the Federation’s Constitution as well as a few other pieces of legislation including the Saint Christopher and Nevis Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2020. These Amendments aim to reduce the number of years of residency that would qualify a […]

PART XIV: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTORAL REFORM IN DOMINICA BY THE MUTI-SECTORAL CIVIC/RELIGIOUS/BUSINESS GROUP FOR CONSIDERATION OF SIR BYRON

In the last two articles of this series, we examined the report and recommendations of the Joint CARICOM-COMMONWEALTH-OAS Special Mission for electoral reform in Dominica and the immediate categorical rejection of the same by the Attorney-General on behalf of the DLP government. In light of the above and considering the tremendous concerns of Dominicans actively […]