Category Archives: Editorials

JUSTICE WAS INORDINATELY DELAYED BUT NOT DENIED – CCJ TREATED DEFOE WITH A VICTORIOUS SEND OFF

While the family, friends and well-wishers were at the funeral service of Mr. Antoine Defoe, one of the three Respondents in the CCJ Civil Appeal No DMCV2020/001 with Mr. Mervin John Baptiste and Edingcot St. Valle,  the CCJ was in the process of delivering its decision in an excessively delayed matter before it that emanated from […]

PART II – LAWS GOVERNING THE CBI PROGRAM FACILITATE MORE POLITICAL CORRUPTION THAN LEGITIMATE INVESTMENTS

The Prime Minister of Dominica was a French citizen at the time of his nomination as a candidate in the 2009 general elections, The matter was challenged in court and the Prime Minister reportedly vowed in a tone of arrogance that “no law, no constitution” would prevent him from being nominated to contest the said […]

PART I-THE CBI PROGRAM THAT FACILITATES MORE CORRUPTION AS AN INTERNATIONAL PONZI SCHEME THAN LEGITIMATE INVESTMENTS

In this short series of articles, we intend to give some consideration to the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programme of Dominica. In particular, we shall examine the legislative mandate and the use of the non-transparent escrow account mechanism  as a legal arrangement to hide billions of dollars of revenue generated from the various options operated […]

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 […]