Former U.S Senate Congressional fellow and Washington DC based Dominican, Dr. Emanuel Finn has called on Roosevelt Skerrit to step down immediately and is calling for new elections in six months due to the highly and blatantly disputed election results on December 6th. Dr. Finn’s position is that the vote should be annulled because of widespread irregularities, gross and clear manipulations and corruption. In addition, Finn is perplexed and confused by the fact that Skerrit who came from humble beginnings in the northern mountains gave the cowardly and spineless order for heavily armed foreign troops to attack the village of Salisbury in the early morning hours of December 5th. The soldiers conducted themselves similar to an undisciplined and brutal rebel force in eastern Congo with reckless abandon and total disregard for the rule of law and lack of consideration for the very old and the very young. What a shame!!! In new elections the candidacies must be secondary, what comes first is to pacify Dominica. But if Mr. Skerrit is worth 2% of THE salt in his body, or has an iota of patriotism, then he should step aside. Skerrit must look at himself in the mirror and know that he did not win but instead Dominica lost the elections. Mr. Linton and UWP-Team Dominican have nothing to be ashamed of for they fought the hard, long and noble fight on behalf of our island home. Team Dominica candidates and their families need to be commended for their sacrifice, sufferings and love for country. The strong message to Roosevelt Skerrit is that victories won by deceit, theft, bribery and coercion amount to the greatest of all failures. Skerrit has failed miserably and I feel sorry for him. But more than that, along with thousands of our citizens at home and abroad, we grieve and weep for Dominica for it has found itself a very bad place today I terms of its international image, and its integrity with local and foreign direct investors, thanks to Roosevelt Skerrit.
Leader of the United Workers Party Lennox Linton calls for new election claiming that the December 6 elections were stolen
In what is now being considered one the most controversially charged elections in Dominica, one which saw spending like no other, many millions in campaigning, bribes, civil protest, police brutality and intimidation, bloated lists, lack of reform and imported voters. The DLP resumes office in Dominica as government for another five years, one that would see them in power for 25 years.
Leader of the opposition Lennox in a public address over the weekend says that the elections were stolen ,and was not free and fair, and says that the UWP does not recognize these results to be true reflections of the Dominican people and s calling for re-elections. The results of this year’s elections saw an 18-3 victory for the DLP.
Mean time the OAS and CARICOM observers of the elections, say that the elections were free and fair despite the fact that the DLP have not implemented any of the recommendations made by the OAS, CARICOM and other international organizations. It has been revealed to the public that that the DLP government has paid for over thousands of persons to come into Dominica to vote. Word on the ground is that it believed that the DLP has paid for and given cash to well over:
1000Dominicans via St. Lucia.
1800 via Antigua
700 from St. Thomas
600 via Martinique
1400 via Guadeloupe
300 via Barbados
1700 from mainland US to vote in this year’s elections.
Many of those overseas visitor voters could not leave Dominica because their names were not placed on the charted and connected flights back to the diaspora where they came from.
This created serious problems at airports, as there were hundreds of persons who were stuck at the airports with airplanes lining up in Dominica to fly persons back home.
Meantime, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit in the first phase of a swearing-in ceremony, said that it is now time to build Dominica.
Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit.
UNDP report shows worldwide discontent, &despite gains in health, education& living standards, basic needs remain unmet& inequalities push the wealthiest ahead
Unfair and Unequal - New UNDP report sheds light on discontent across the globe. Despite substantial gains in health, education and living standards, the basic needs of many remain unmet while a next generation of inequalities opens, pushing the wealthiest ahead.Inequalities are deeply rooted in our societies, economies and politics. Birthplace and parental income determine many lives. Inequalities can start early, grow, and may be passed across generations.
But action is possible. It requires more than redistribution. It requires decoupling political and economic power and leveling the economic playing field. It also requires continuing action to close the gaps in basic deprivations while reversing the growing next generation of inequalities in human development. People’s discontent with inequality is linked to perceptions of unfairness in their societies. Depth’s of inequality must be assessed beyond income, averages & beyond today.
First, while many people are stepping above minimum floors of achievement in human development, widespread disparities remain. Second, a new generation of severe inequalities in human development is emerging, even if many of the unresolved inequalities of the 20th century are declining. Third, inequalities in human development can accumulate through life, frequently heightened by deep power imbalances. Fourth, assessing inequalities in human development demands a revolution in metrics. Fifth, redressing inequalities in human development in the 21st century is possible—if we act now, before imbalances in economic power translate into entrenched political dominance.
The future of inequalities in human development in the 21st century is in our hands. But we cannot be complacent. The climate crisis shows that the price of inaction compounds over time, as it feeds further inequality, which can in turn make action on climate more difficult. Technology is already changing labour markets and lives, but not yet locked-in is the extent to which machines may replace people. We are, however, approaching a precipice beyond which it will be difficult to recover. We do have a choice, and we must exercise it now.
Waitikubuli Artist Association is encouraging all Dominicans to support the Artists at DEXIA’s Second Edition of the Strictly Local Christmas Village (SLCV)
Artist Margaux Larocque of Waitikubuli Artist Association (WAA) is encouraging all Dominicans to support the Artists at DEXIA’sSecond Edition of the Strictly Local Christmas Village (SLCV).
Speaking to the media at a recently held press conference at DEXIA’s conference room in Roseau, Larocque deemed last year’s SLCV event as a complete success, as all products offered by her company sold out.
She says she believes this year’s event carded for 18th December to 20th December 2019, will be no exception.
Artist Margaux Larocque of Waitikubuli Artist Association (WAA).
US based Dominican Attorney Gabriel Christian is urging Dominican Citizens to never give up hope in the fight to restore integrity to Dominica’s governance and international image
While addressing Dominicans via telephone interview on Q95 FM today, US based Dominican Attorney Gabrielle Christian advised citizens not to give up hope, even as the United Workers Party lost the 2019 General Elections to the Dominica Labour Party, which Christian says was stolen.
Christian is urging citizens not to practice mendicancy in the fight to achieve Liberty.
Attorney At Law, Gabrielle Christian.
Trauma surgeon and UWP candidate for the Soufriere constituency Dr. Sam Christian, insists that the fight must continue, following the recent controversial general election
Trauma surgeon and UWP candidate for the Soufriere constituency Dr. Sam Christian, insists that the fight must continue, following the recent controversial general election. Christian made his comments on Q95 FM.
Christian asserted that the election was stolen by the DLP regime using Dominica’s money, however there is still hope of prevailing.
Trauma surgeon, Dr. Sam Christian
Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) member Earl Bruno says he is still a proud Dominican, and the CCM will continue advocating for electoral reforms for all Dominicans, regardless of their political persuasions
Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) executive member Earl Bruno says he is still a proud Dominican, and the CCM will continue to champion the cause of electoral reforms on behalf of all Dominicans, regardless of their apparent political persuasions.
CCM Executive Member, Earl Bruno.
Tear Gas, gunshots, cries for help during early morning police invasions, is the raw description of the current situation of the people of Salisbury and Dominicans seeking free & fair elections, who are now under siege
Tear Gas, gunshots, cries for help during early morning police invasions, is raw description of the current situation of the people of Salisbury and Dominicans seeking free & fair elections, who are now under siege, because they are fighting to preserve and sustain their democracy.
Presently we are receiving reports of road blockages throughout areas of Dominica, as the people of Salisbury and Marigot who do not support the DLP regime, continue to be the targets of the present government.
The president of the country has yet to make an address to the people, neither has the minister for national security addressed the nation on this national emergency.
Social media is flooded with testimonies of the early morning invasion by local and regional militia imported by Skerrit, coming from residents of Salisbury who experienced a reign of teargas in their homes from about 4 am this morning.
Many mothers, young children, the sick and elderly, were victims of this assault. Others were victims of Gunshot wounds with live rounds fired at unarmed civilians as they fled from police tear gas.
All this is the DLP government’s response tovoters asking for a voter identification cards and a clean voters list which reflects an accurate account of eligible voters, and excluding the names of dead people.
Meantime, the UWP candidate for the Salisbury constituency Hector John says it is time to take drastic measures, and we have to act on behalf of future generations.
He says right, now we need to get Skerrit out of government.
UWP candidate for the Salisbury Constituency, Hector John
Meantime, Former Attorney General Bernard Wilshire describes the action taken by the government as being ‘violence against the people’.
He says the true cause of the problem is the refusal of the government to address the people’s demands for electoral basic reforms.
Former Attorney General, Bernard Wilshire.
Skerrit’s local & imported Militia at 4 am today showered teargas on the village of Salisbury, amidst sick, elderly &others’desperate calls for foreign intervention to stop the imminent slaughter of innocent persons asking for free and fair elections
Skerrit’s local & imported Militia at 4 am today showered teargas on the entire village of Salisbury, amidst sick, elderly & others’ desperate calls for foreign intervention to stop the imminent slaughter of innocent persons asking for free and fair elections.Witnesses on the ground, explain seeing parents running outside with babies in their arms, persons fleeing their home, from an invasion by militia orchestrated and ordered by the government of Dominica.
Electoral Commissioner Hillary Shillingford, earlier this morning addressed the nation on the current situation in Salisbury where he describes this as a crime against the people.He is calling on the help of foreign leaders to aid the people in defending their democracy against a full-blown dictatorship.
He says there are elderly persons who were attacked by this morning, and he is appealing for help.
He says the information revealed on the ground shows that there are private groups of militia working for the Government, and the people need help against this mounting dictator.
Electoral Commissioner, Hillary Shillingford.
Opposition and UWP Leader, Lennox Linton is reiteratingthat the people of Marigot are under oppression, injustice and victimization by Roosevelt Skerrit for 15 years
Opposition and UWP Leader, Lennox Linton is reiterating that the people of Marigot are under oppression, injustice and victimization by Roosevelt Skerrit for 15 years.
Linton said the young individuals on the streets are simply expressing a desire for justice to be done in regard to the country’s electoral system,as they have been made to grow up under oppression, repression, victimization, neglect and abandonment by the DLP government.
Young people are demonstrating their dissatisfaction with the state of things in Dominica.
Linton stated that individuals concerned with peace and the sensation of disruption in the Marigot community are silent about justice for the people of Marigot, and the reason they took to the streets.
Leader of the Opposition UWP, Lennox Linton
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