Local Pastor, Randy Rodney, is among many calling on the DLP Government to come clean with the Dominican people.
This follows the recent arrest of Iranian national and ex-Dominican Diplomat Alireza Monfared, on allegations of being involved in one of Iran's biggest ever corruption scandals.
This has raised serious concern among the Dominican populace, as Monfared is not the first diplomat appointed under this DLP Administration to be arrested for allegations of committing crimes.
Pastor Rodney says the information communicated to the public is inconsistent with the incontrovertible facts.
Tourism Minister Robert Tonge says he wants the City of Roseau to become a place of pride in Dominica
Tourism Minister, Robert Tonge, says he hopes to see the city of Roseau Central as a "place of pride".
Tonge made this comments while addressing youth of the city recently.
He says his Ministry has already started the process to realizing that vision, however, he says all hands must be on deck.
UWP Leader says Baroness Scotland got just reward for her “Suck Salt” comment levelled at Dominicans
UWP Leader Lennox Linton says Baroness has received her just due, for the way she treated Dominicans during her last visit to Dominica.
Linton found the Former Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland to be self-centred and biased, in her use of authority and political association.
Recently, Britain took over Commonwealth operations from Baroness Scotland. Sir Simon Gass, a recently retired senior official with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), has been appointed acting chief operating officer at the Commonwealth Secretariat, in an attempt by the UK government to shore up the troubled organization, amid concerns over the leadership of Dominican-born Baroness Patricia Scotland.
Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Lennox Linton said the current circumstances surrounding Dominican Born, Former Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland, is a major embarrassment to Dominica, and by extension to the entire Commonwealth Group.
Linton believes, Dominicans should feel ashamed of the image being portrayed of Scotland.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says the Government is closer to making an Indoor Sports Facility more of a reality for the Dominican people. Skerrit made those comments as he spoke of Government's plans to rebuild Dominica. He said that by March of this year; government expects to announce the start of construction on an indoor sports facility.
Opposition Leader Lennox Linton may soon be before the courts again for defamation, as Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has reportedly given the go-ahead to initiate legal proceedings for alleged defamation statements made against him. DLP Attorney Anthony Astaphan, says this follows allegations being made about Skerrit being involved in the selling of passports, the stealing of money, and being investigated by the US State Department.
Speaking on a local radio station, Astaphan said “The time has come where the Prime Minister has had enough. The Prime Minister today instructed that I must put together a legal team, and if necessary, bring lawyers from overseas, to review all the transcripts and statements made, including the audio you have given me which is clearly defamatory, and without further ado, take legal action … of course we must consult him on the contents, but he gave the green light to take any form of civil or criminal-like proceedings or complaints, that we may wish to advise on, and think it is in his best interest to protect his reputation, and that of the country.”
Astaphan advised further that Gabriel Christian and Thomson Fontaine are not being left out from “the scope of any legal proceedings on the behalf of the Prime Minister. This hysteria, this smear campaign, led by Lennox Linton, Gabriel Christian, and Thomson Fontaine has to end” he said.
Financial Crime Consultant Kenneth Rijock says his recent views on the CBI program are legit and factual
Q95 news has received unverified allegations that Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit may be under investigation. Purported Financial Crime Consultant Kenneth Rijock claims his statements on the CBI program and the Prime Minister of Dominica are legit and factual.
Rijock dismisses statements by DLP Attorney Anthony Astaphan and other high ranking members of the DLP, to the effect that the government of Dominica along with the country's law enforcement, conducted their own research on allegations that Mr Skerrit was being Criminally investigated, and told the country that they found no evidence to support such a claim. Prime Minister Skerrit addressed the nation on 28th January 2017, and stated that he was not under investigation, and that he has never sold Dominica's Diplomatic passports to anyone.
However, Rijock says the information regarding corruption involved in Dominica's CBI program is classified and sealed, and as a result, no other law enforcement agencies apart from the international firm investigating this matter has access to the evidence surrounding the group of shady diplomats, who were recently arrested, along with certain other operatives who may be involved in the matter of Dominica's Diplomatic passports. Rijock spoke on Q95 FM Radio in an exclusive interview on the station’s ‘Talk on the Block’ program today.
Former Agriculture Minister says DLP creating an illusion that there is massive support for their party
Former Minister of Agriculture Atherton Martin, speaking on St. Kitts WINN FM radio earlier this week said, the DLP Government is creating an illusion that there is massive support for their party. Martin said based on statistics arising out of Dominica’s 2014 General Election, the UWP lost the election by only 1200 votes.
Martin says this is a strong indication of how things will fair out in the next election. Atherton Martin has more:
Martin added, that even if the statistics show that he has majority of the parliamentary seats, the polls showed a significant increase in members of the united Workers Party in Dominica.
Former DLP Minister Atherton Martin describes the DLP Administration as being lazy and not productive
Meantime Martin says the DLP administration has failed to effectively manage Dominica’s economy, and is not putting the country’s available resources into productive use.
Martin feels that the DLP, under the leadership of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, has willfully destroyed the country’s productive sector, and now lazily depends solely on the Citizenship by Investment Program.
Agriculture Minister Johnson Drigo has called on the general public to support the efforts being made by Government to assist farmers.
Drigo who was speaking at a handing over ceremony of agricultural equipment last week, stated that the private sector should do more for agriculture.
Minister for Agriculture Johnson Drigo
Government is seeking to reconstruct all the roads in the Layou Valley in 2017.
PM Roosevelt Skerrit revealed that Government will increase a loan with the Caribbean Development Bank, to be applied to this project, in order to deal with the damages caused by Tropical Storm Erika.
Mr Skerrit made these remarks during a tour of the site of the Yorke Valley Bridge, which is now being reconstructed.
PM Roosevelt Skerrit
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