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 […]

WILL THE COMMITTEE OF CONCERNED LAWYERS (CCL) PRESSURE THE AG TO FINALIZE THE PASSAGE OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION ACT (LPA)?

In the last term of the Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) administration (1990-1995), a draft Legal Profession Bill (LPB) was circulated for consideration. Nothing came out of it in the same way that little has been achieved in Dominica since the Freedom Party joined with the Labour Party to oust the progressive United Workers Party from […]

PART 2: DOES THE CLAIMANT-PM SKERRIT WANT TO NEGOTIATE A WAY OUT OF HIS LAWSUIT AGAINST DR. FONTAINE WHILE THE CASE IS FRUSTRATED WITH UNDUE DELAY AT THE HIGH COURT?

by Dominica Patriot Contributor Dr.Fontaine has been resolute in his desire to bring to an end what he considers to be the wanton sale of Dominica’s passports and the lack of transparency and accountability of the funds that are supposed to be reported to the treasury of Dominica. He has been anxious to have his […]

PART 1: DOES THE CLAIMANT-PM SKERRIT WANT TO NEGOTIATE A WAY OUT OF HIS LAWSUIT AGAINST DR. FONTAINE WHILE THE CASE IS FRUSTRATED WITH UNDUE DELAY AT THE HIGH COURT?

– by Patriot Contributor  IN 2011, Prime Minister Skerrit filed a lawsuit against Dr. Thomson Fontaine and West Indies Communications Enterprises Limited (WICE), the parent company of Q95 FM Radio, seeking damages and aggravating damages for defamation contained in certain emails and statements. The lawsuit alleged that Dr. Fontaine pulished false allegations on various media […]

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 […]

PART II: THE AUTHORITY OF PM SKERRIT TO APPOINT RETIRED CARIBBEAN JURIST SIR CHARLES M. DENNIS BYRON AS SOLE ELECTION COMMISSIONER: THE SCOPE OF HIS CONSULTANCY FOR ELECTORAL REFORM

PART II:  THE AUTHORITY OF PM SKERRIT TO APPOINT RETIRED CARIBBEAN JURIST SIR CHARLES M. DENNIS BYRON AS SOLE ELECTION COMMISSIONER: THE SCOPE OF HIS CONSULTANCY FOR ELECTORAL REFORM The Prime Minister keeps referring to his appointee Sir Byron as the “Sole Electoral Reform Commissioner”. The media headlines in Dominica read, “Dominica Cabinet approves appointment […]

WELCOME TO THE LILAC VILLAS – ENJOY YOUR QUARANTINE

A Dominican returned home and  had two tests in US before he left which were negative. Upon getting to Dominica he had a rapid test which was also negative . They then took his  bags and said that he has to quarantine for five days at $90 a night.  He was then placed  on the bus […]

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 […]

GIFTING OF GADGETS IN A DEAD ECONOMY

A reaction by Celia Gordon: The provision of laptops to Dominica students is a good thing. In fact, such an activity should be done in a more systematic and organized manner on a national scale. It should not be an activity of the Labour Party utilizing incumbent advantage. When this is done, it invokes a […]