Category Archives: Editorials

THE LAWRENCE/SKERRIT ATTEMPT TO AMBUSH THE TREATING COMPLAINANTS BY DEMANDING DISCLOSURE IN THE NAME OF JUSTICE

Disclosure has been on the minds of Dominicans over the last few days since the attorneys representing PM Skerrit and his co-defendants have unjustifiably attempted to ambush the Complainants in the treating matter to disclose information in their possession by a set date. In an exclusive interview with a local media house, the acting DPP also […]

PART VI: STRENGTHENING THE CASE FOR CHALLENGING THE ULTRA VIRES NATURE OF THE SR&O ESTABLISHING THE DOMINICAN CBI’S PROGRAM

As noted in Part V of this series, where subordinate or delegated legislation is deemed to be beyond the scope of authority conferred or it is in conflict with the parent or enabling act, the subordinate is substantively ultra vires. Therefore, where the interests and/or rights of a citizen or group of citizens are adversely […]

DLP IS PLAYING POLITICS WITH OUR COURTS: A FOCUS ON THE ADVERTIZED VACANCY FOR DIRECTOR OF PROSECUTION (DPP).

During the hearing of the treating matter before the panel of judges at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in December 2020, two of the justices inquired of both Senior Counsel Astaphan and Attorney-at-law Cara Shillingford on the possible intervention of the DPP in the matter prior to the request for judicial review at the […]

The Gangster Regime and the Goons that Guard Them

by Negre Mawon Cometh The savagery meted out to unarmed Dominicans by Dominica police at the direction of Roosevelt Skerrit on Monday April 12, 2021 will long be remembered. This was the day policemen lost the respect of the people when they kicked, cuffed and stamped on protestors supporting a bus strike. The striking bus […]

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 […]

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 II – LAWS GOVERNING THE CBI PROGRAM FACILITATE MORE POLITICAL CORRUPTION THAN LEGITIMATE INVESTMENTS

The Prime Minister of Dominica was a French citizen at the time of his nomination as a candidate in the 2009 general elections, The matter was challenged in court and the Prime Minister reportedly vowed in a tone of arrogance that “no law, no constitution” would prevent him from being nominated to contest the said […]