Category Archives: International News

PART VIII: OAS 2014 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTORAL REFORM IN DOMINICA FOR THE ATTENTION OF SIR BYRON.

The OAS observed an electoral process in the Commonwealth of Dominica for the first time in 2009. In preparing to observe the December 8th General Elections in 2014, an OAS Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) comprising electoral specialists drawn from six OAS Member States was sent to Dominica. Following the elections, the OAS mission issued its […]

Can’t fix Library in a Billion Economy

He beats his chest and insults hard working businessmen who challenges his voodoo economic theory …. “We now have a billion dollar economy he says”… Yes we have a billion dollar economy but we can’t fix our one and only national library sitting right next to the $32 million dollar presidential palace prepared for one […]

PART VII: SIR BYRON’S MUST CONSIDER ALL PAST OAS OBSERVER MISSION REPORTS: 2009 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTORAL REFORM IN DOMINICA.

In the last edition of this series, the OAS was recognized as an organization with the mandate to promote and defend the principles and values of democracy, inclusive of freedom of speech, openness, transparency, tolerance for the diversity of political views, respect for the rule of law and ensuring free and fair elections. The OAS […]

PART VI: SIR BYRON MUST CONSIDER THE HOSTILITY OF THE DLP GOVERNMENT TOWARD THE DEMOCRATIC VALUES PROMOTED AND DEFENDED BY THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES (OAS)

In June 2016, the Secretary-General of the OAS, Mr. Luis Almagro blamed President Nicolas Maduro’s government for the crisis in Venezuela. He described the country before the OAS Council as one mired in poverty, bad governance, corruption and violence. Most of the member states of the OAS voted in favor of Almagro presenting his report […]

PART V -ELECTORAL REFORM IS ABOUT ALL OF US BEYOND THE DESIRE OF THE DLP AND THE APPOINTMENT OF RETIRED JUSTICE BYRON

According to a “pretty” well-known, angry sounding DLP radio and Facebook propagandist, the contributors to the DominicaPatriot.com have “chosen to waste time writing long, flip flopping diatribes that make absolutely no sense.” As usual, Mr. Christian could not resist commenting on our articles. Unfortunately for him, he proceeded with his habitual blind attack on any […]

PART IV- THE APPOINTMENT OF SIR. DENNIS BYRON IN CONTEXT OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL MANDATE TO AMEND AND MAKE ELECTORAL LAWS

Inasmuch as it is constitutionally and ethically improper for the executive arm of government to invite Sir Dennis Byron to conduct a half a million dollar “consultancy” on electoral reform, one is mindful that Section 41 of our Constitution mandates the government “to make laws for the peace, order and good government of Dominica,” subject […]

PART III- PUBLIC REACTION TO PM SKERRIT’S APPOINTMENT OF SIR. DENNIS BYRON AS GOVERNMENT’S “EXPERT LEGAL COUNSEL” ON ELECTORAL REFORM IN DOMINICA

The debate on cabinet’s appointment of Sir Bryon has been intense. Public reaction on traditional and social media has been diverse and wide-ranging. It is obvious that Dominicans are distressed over the prolonged political gamesmanship of the DLP administration with our Constitution and our electoral laws. In this edition of our ongoing series on electoral […]

THE LAW AND THE IMPROPER PRACTICE OF CONSULTATION UNDER SKERRIT/SAVARIN JURISDICTION IN DOMINICA

The recent appointment of Mr. Lincoln Corbette and Davidson Valerie to the Offices of Chief and Deputy Chief of Police respectively has once again forced upon us the vexing issue of abuse of authority and the continuing violation of our Constitution by the Prime Minister and President of Dominica that we must revisit. The United […]

WHAT IS THE CONSTITUTIONAL OR LEGAL AUTHORITY OF PM SKERRIT TO APPOINT RETIRED CARIBBEAN JURIST SIR CHARLES M. DENNIS BYRON AS SOLE ELECTION COMMISSIONER?

By a patriotic contributor Three months following the December 6, 2020 general elections, Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, announced that he had invited eminent Caribbean Jurist, Sir Charles Michael Dennis Byron, to perform the services of Sole Commissioner for electoral reform process in Dominica. The Electoral Commission is a creature of the Constitution of Dominica. It […]

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 […]