Category Archives: Editorials

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 […]

VICTORY FOR THE RULING ANTIGUAN LABOUR PARTY GOVERNMENT ON THE POWERS OF THE PRIME MINISTER TO APPOINT MEMBERS OF HIS CABINET

Both the ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) and the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party were victorious in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) system today.  At the High Court in Dominica, Justice Glasgow sided with the Applicants (the DLP) to strike out all 10 petitions filed by the opposition United Workers Party (UWP), while at […]

PART XIII: AG’S RESPONSE TO THE SPECIAL JOINT OAS, CARICOM AND COMMONWEALTH MISSION ON ELECTORAL REFORM

The DLP government invited a Joint CARICOM-COMMONWEALTH-OAS Special Mission to review and to make recommendations on reforming the electoral system in Dominica. The Special Mission submitted its report to the DLP government on 26 August 2020. The contents of the 19 page report were examined in PART XII of this series. To recap, the report indicated that […]

PART XII: RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE JOINT- SPECIAL MISSION OF CARICOM-OAS-COMMONWEALTH FOR ELECTORAL REFORM: A SOLID FOUNDATION FOR SIR BYRON’ S REVIEW

Having intentionally ignored the recommendations of past Observer Missions from the Secretariats of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS), the Commonwealth (COMSEC), and Caribbean Community (CARICOM), as well as those recommended of  local political parties, and business and civic organizations, the DLP-Administration in August 2019 invited a Joint-Special Mission from the CARICOM, the COMSEC and OAS to […]

PART IX: WHILE AWAITING THE FINAL REPORT OF THE OAS ON THE DECEMBER 2019 ELECTIONS, SIR BYRON MUST TAKE NOTE OF THE OAS’ PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS & RECOMMENDATION

Following the declaration of results in the December 2019 general elections, the OAS Observer Mission issued its preliminary findings and recommendations. It advised that a more detailed final report that expands on its observations and recommendations will be presented to the OAS Permanent Council in Washington, D.C. The said report is supposed to be shared with […]

ACTING IN THE DOMINICAN POLITICAL THEATRE

By a Contributor to the Patriot The United Workers Party (UWP) was formed with and has always comprised of competent, capable, qualified and skillful individuals that the country requires in its governance if it were to experience sustained growth, progress and development. Unfortunately, for over 20 years, the party has failed to move from where […]

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 […]