Category Archives: International News

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 […]

Corruption a none issue for the Caribbean, just go to Mama Mia!

In May of 2015, at a party in London launching her campaign Baroness Scotland  introduced Roosevelt Skerrit to disgraced former Nigerian oil minister Diezani Allison Madueke, it is alleged. He issued her with a diplomatic passport six days later. At the time Madueke was under investigation in Britain over allegations of corruption.Support in her bid […]

The Post Election Analysis Paralysis

“Paralysis in decision-making breeds frustration and contempt from the electorate, and provides the perfect seedbed for demagogues who fill the vacuum with populist simplicities, hatred of opposition and lies.” Dominic Grieve If it was not obvious that the political scene in Dominica was brutal, now you know. It can destroy careers, reputations, friendships, health, families […]

Under Fire from Major Commonwealth Nation, Baroness Scotland runs to the Cool Waters of The Caribbean?

Recall the controversy that was involved in the appointment of Patrica Scotland as the Secretary General of the Commonwealth.  After much haggling among Caribbean Countries she was elected  at the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting as the 6th head to hold that position.She took office on 1 April 2016. Being  the first woman to […]

Dr. Fontaine Leaves his Footprints in The Sand of South Sudan

“Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave  behind us, footprints on the sands of time.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.    Our very own Dr. Thomson Fontaine will be leaving his footprints in the sand of South Sudan. This is a remarkable and noteworthy accomplishment. On behalf of the […]

The Dictator and his Darlings in Parliament?

In any other country in the world if your coworker or employer calls a woman darling at the workplace that would be grounds for filing a sexual harassment complaint. But in Dominica all women in Parliament are the dictator’s darlings. It was quite a feat, a historic milestone to have eleven women in the Parliament […]

The dictator flexes his muscles and it begins to rain on every one!

Well,that didn’t take long.Looks like the cash shortage in the treasury necessitates that the man who runs things look for cash wherever he can find it. It’s a pity he can’t ask for refunds of the tens of millions he spent on his campaign. But his desperation in search of cash begs the question again. […]

The Future of the United Workers Party/ Opposition Parties In the One Party State and what’s at stake!

Before and after the December 6th 2019 elections which many now argue was a mistake to participate in, there has been much debate about who should lead the United Workers Party (UWP).The calls for the leader Lennox Linton to step down after the elections grew louder.Will he? Should he? If he does, who will be […]

Are you a Patriot or Scoundrel- Using Patriotism (Nationalism) as your last resort?

This new resounding call of nationalism that echoes through Dominica chills my bones! I even heard from Reginald Austrie the number two most despicable, NEGATIVE character in the labor party hierarchy calling for citizens to leave all negatives began and sign onto the dictator’s pledge. I was wondering what exactly Austrie means by negative, to […]

Reviving Democracy in 2020: What is to be Done

As we wish a happy new year and peace, love and prosperity for all our Dominican people at home and abroad, we must take note of what it takes to revive our democracy. The first step is a recognition that too many Dominicans have allowed themselves to be deluded by placing their faith that some […]