Category Archives: Editorials

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 […]

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 […]

A SIMPLE PATRIOTIC VISION FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE IN DOMINICA

by Zead Lloyd I am not interested in political power nor all these fictional alliances in Dominica. Here is  what I truly desire. I want a government that engages in more consultive and less discursive utterances. I want a government that involves and consults the people before decisions are taken and one that involves the […]

The So-Called Dominica International Airport – Sustainable Development and Understanding the Difference between Needs versus Wants.

By Gabriel J. Christian It is January 2021 and the government of Dominica, by its pronouncements and actions, seem intent building an “international airport.” That even though we are amid a global economic downturn and no airport in our region is operating at a profit. Indeed, the state has had to subsidize every airport in the […]

PART II: SQUATTER’S RIGHTS AS A HUMAN RIGHT WHEN COMPULSORILY ACQUIRING LANDS ‘ALLEGEDLY’ FOR CONSTRUCTION OF SKERRIT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The passion with which the callers to Q95 expressed their concerns over the indifference and uncaring disposition of the Skerrit-led Administration in dealing with the farmers who are squatting on lands that are compulsorily acquired by the   State for the alleged construction of an international airport did not escape our attention. Clearly, the DLP government, […]

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 […]