Category Archives: International News

PART V: COULD THE CBI PROGRAM BE ULTRA VIRES THE SPIRIT OF THE CONSTITUTION AND THE CITIZENSHIP ACT OF DOMINICA?

The Prime Minister of Dominica, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit once declared that “No law, No Constitution” will stop him from being nominated as a candidate for election. The same prime minister is on record frequently calling for reform – legislative and/or constitutional reform whenever he believes that the proposed reform will be of personal benefit to […]

SOS , SOS, DOMINICA is sinking

Follow the Money !!! Early last week we heard of the seizure of a very large sum of money in the region of US $ 500,000 by police chief Corbette The logical questions for the police and the people of Dominica are: 1. Whose money is it ? 2. Where did it come from ? […]

PART IV- QUESTIONS OVER THE LEGAL INTEREST & OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTY FUNDED & CONSTRUCTED WITH CBI FUNDS

In PART I[1] of this series of articles on the Citizenship-b-Investment(CBI) Ponzi-like and potentially international money laundering and terrorist funding scheme,  we examined the elements of the program that may be facilitating more corruption in our national governance than legitimately promoting investment geared towards the growth of our economy to the benefit of the citizens […]

PART III: DEPRIVATION OF STATE REVENUES INTO THE CONSOLIDATED FUND BY TRANSFER TO ESCROW ACCOUNTS UNDER THE CBI PONZI SCHEME

Over the last few years, we have heard the accusations in and out of our parliament that billions of dollars are unaccounted for under our Citizenship by Investment program (CBI) in the Consolidated Fund of Dominica. The argument is advanced, particularly by opposition parties, that all revenues generated from the sale of our citizenship must […]

The Good Cara – The Corruption Cockroach Smasher : Bribers Beware!

By Barrister Shillings not Pence The Caribbean Court of Justice delivers a blow against the corruption of our society and judiciary In a judgment released on March 9, 2021 , the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) dismissed the appeal in the matter of Roosevelt Skerrit & Ors v Antoine Defoe & Ors [2021] CCJ 4 […]

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 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 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 […]