Category Archives: Editorials

  The Demise of Agriculture

                                    By Dr Clayton Shillingford Retired Plant Pathologist Former Director of Research, Jamaica Banana Board and Dupont Agricultural Products Development Manager   Greg Rawlins, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in the Organization of the Eastern […]

Stay Well Preparing for Prosperity

Dominica’s glory days lie ahead – and you want to be part of it! Nothing breaks my heart more than regularly bidding farewell to patriots who never lived to see the redemption of the native land. Here’s what you want I can do to change this narrative. Accidents happen. But even those can be scientifically […]

Why I Left Dominica

I was born in Dominica, and I love the Island life. After 40 years away from home, I retired and moved back to my beautiful island with my wife. While there, one day, my wife started having severe abdominal pain, and we rushed to the Princess Margaret Hospital ( PMH) Emergency Department for treatment and […]

The Concerned Citizens Movement

The Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) started after the 2014 General elections. The group arose out of deep disappointment expressed by many citizens on the events surrounding the elections. Their concerns were concerned that the elections were neither free nor fair. The group started with 4 members as a grassroots group who realized that if elections […]

Are we losing our culture or national symbols?

This picture depicts a scene from Dominica during the 1700-1790 and it is credited to Agostino Brunias. Italian painter who lived in Dominica. Believed to be the ancestor of the Bruney Family in Dominica. Some argue that it is a relic of the colonial past, since it was inherited from the slave masters, they also […]

Dominica: Independence Reflection

As we reflect on the 41st anniversary of our independence let’s reflect on who we are, and how we arrived where we are today! What is Dominica, and who are Dominicans? Dominica is an English speaking in the Caribbean and part of the British Commonwealth. It is covertly known as the Nature Island of the […]

From Socialism to Capitalism: A Doctor’s Perspective on the Health System

Fidel Castro once said, “We weren’t offering money; we were offering doctors to help save lives, and that offer stand today and tomorrow and represents Cuba’s attitude towards any of the World’s peoples.” Being a medical student in the Republic of Cuba I was exposed to a much more advanced health system as compared to […]