Category Archives: International News

PART XVIX: THE ALTERNATIVE PEOPLES’ PARTY (APP) IS ANXIOUS TO MEET AND DISCUSS ITS RECOMMENDATIONS ON ELECTORAL REFORM WITH SIR BYRON

Sometime in May 2020, a new political party was launched in Dominica namely, the Alternative Peoples’ Party-(APP). The party describes itself as a progressive movement  “born out of the resistance efforts of the Dominican people, especially women and younger citizens…a grassroots, coalition movement…that will always be an alternative movement, representing what is best for the […]

THE SNAIL PACE OF JUSTICE IN THE ECSC AND CCJ IS A MATTER OF GRAVE CONCERN TO DOMINICANS

 The delay in hearing matters before our regional courts continue to be of serious concern. The tardiness in delivering justice, especially in matters originating from Dominica is equally worrisome. For good reason(s), Dominicans no longer have confidence in obtaining timely justice from the ECSC and now the CCJ. The inordinate, undue, and unreasonable delay at all levels […]

PART II- NO CASE OF INCITEMENT AGAINST LENNOX ET AL BUT TRUMP GUILTY AS IMPEACHED

Four years have elapsed since the incident of 07 February 2017 in Roseau and the initiation of the bogus, politically trumped-up charge of incitement against the Leader of Opposition, a case with petty political legs and going nowhere legally. The politically motivated case will continue to suffer from the debilitating sting of the delay injustice bug that […]

PART I- CASE OF INCITEMENT AGAINST LENNOX ET AL MUST BE DISMISSED IF DONALD TRUMP CAN BE ACQUITTED

On Tuesday, 07 February 2017, the main opposition parties in Dominica namely the UWP and DFP held a peaceful meeting in the city of Roseau in protest of continuing abuse of authority and bad governance of the country. The participants at the meeting called on Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit and his cabinet to resign from […]

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 […]

Pa ke tae’ yoh pweh Dominique hord’e nou

( Don’t let them take our Dominica from us ) When Siffleur Montagne Chorale sang this “National Anthem” about half a century ago, images of Europeans or American modern pirates filled my imagination… Never in my wildest dream could I envisage a native ” son of the soil ” leader and Prime Minister being the […]

PART IV: SHOULD THE DLP ADMINISTRATION BE CHALLENGED FOR CHANGING THE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT ACQUIRED LANDS AT LONDONDERRY?

A friend posed the question. “How would the law treat a situation where land acquired by a former Administration for a specific purpose (construction of an airport) is repurposed by another Administration to settle residents in public housing due to the compulsory acquisition of lands at a different location to undertake the initial project of […]

PART III: COMPENSATION CLAIM WHEN COMPULSORILY ACQUIRING LANDS ‘ALLEGEDLY’ FOR AIRPORT CONSTRUCTION

Sections 19-22 of the Land Acquisition Act of Dominica provide detailed procedure and considerations for assessment of fair compensation, which includes inter alia; Rules for assessment/valuation of compensation: Special rules for severance; Rate of interest on compensation from the date of acquisition; and Claims for reasonable costs for submission of a claim for compensation (not […]