Commentary

Dominica’s 40th Anniversary – National Repentance for Healing and Restoration (part I)

Dominica’s 40th Anniversary – National Repentance for Healing and Restoration (part I)

November 18, 2018 | Comments: 0

Greetings, Prime Minster Roosevelt Skerrit, President Charles Savarin, members of parliament, members of the opposition, state government, local government, civil ...

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World DIABETES DAY 2018- Diabetes and the family

World DIABETES DAY 2018- Diabetes and the family

November 14, 2018 | Comments: 3

On World Diabetes Day, November 14, we stand in solidarity with the more than 400 million persons who live with diabetes worldwide.  In Dominica, the prevalence of ...

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COMMENTARY: Identity and Dignity Lost with the CCJ

COMMENTARY: Identity and Dignity Lost with the CCJ

November 12, 2018 | Comments: 5

Friday November 9, 2018 – The referenda, held individually in Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada on replacing the British Judicial Committee of the Privy Council ...

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COMMENTARY: Dominica’s Forty Year Mark

COMMENTARY: Dominica’s Forty Year Mark

November 7, 2018 | Comments: 17

The number forty (40) generally symbolizes a process of testing, of trial, or an evaluation period. Jesus, Elijah and Moses, fasted for 40 days and forty nights, 40 ...

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COMMENTARY: The coming OECD black list

COMMENTARY: The coming OECD black list

November 6, 2018 | Comments: 6

WASHINGTON, DC, United States, Friday October 19, 2018 — Reports are wrong in stating that eight Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are on a ‘black list’ ...

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COMMENTARY: Science and Public Policy in Dominica

COMMENTARY: Science and Public Policy in Dominica

October 29, 2018 | Comments: 6

EDITOR’s NOTE: As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of our Independence, DNO, in collaboration with the Dominica Academy of Arts and Sciences (DAAS), presents ...

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COMMENTARY: The banning of plastics-sincerity or hypocrisy?

COMMENTARY: The banning of plastics-sincerity or hypocrisy?

October 21, 2018 | Comments: 4

Not long ago, a unilateral decision was taken throughout Massy Stores in St Lucia to ban the merchandizing of plastic to grocers. This was hailed as a significant ...

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COMMENTARY: Dominica loses hundreds of millions of dollars annually

COMMENTARY: Dominica loses hundreds of millions of dollars annually

October 7, 2018 | Comments: 38

In an earlier commentary, I gave an overview of a missed opportunity: Dominica failing to sell water. It is an opportunity to contribute hundreds of millions of ...

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OPEN LETTER TO PM SKERRIT: For Dominica’s democracy to survive, Skerrit must resign!

OPEN LETTER TO PM SKERRIT: For Dominica’s democracy to survive, Skerrit must resign!

October 2, 2018 | Comments: 21

Letter of Gabriel J. Christian to Prime Minister Skerrit – September 26, 2018   Prime Minister Skerrit: This is year is the 40th year of independence from ...

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COMMENTARY: Time for action on waste management

COMMENTARY: Time for action on waste management

September 20, 2018 | Comments: 3

On Saturday 15th August the Portsmouth Hospitality Association in Conjunction with SALT and My Salty Passports, working with 4Ocean as part of their Aware Week, ...

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COMMENTARY: Dominica’s fluid gold still unexploited

COMMENTARY: Dominica’s fluid gold still unexploited

September 19, 2018 | Comments: 6

Fans of bottled water pay more than a 4 thousand percent markup to buy a product that’s available practically for free nearly everywhere with the exception of ...

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COMMENTARY: Big Science, Small Minds: A Dilemma for Caribbean Development.

COMMENTARY: Big Science, Small Minds: A Dilemma for Caribbean Development.

September 15, 2018 | Comments: 12

Anybody familiar with the Castries-Gros Islet corridor would know that a bus ride after work can take you at least an hour. After a hard day at work, passengers are ...

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COMMENTARY: It was a very ill wind that blew no good

COMMENTARY: It was a very ill wind that blew no good

September 6, 2018 | Comments: 4

One year later have we learned anything from Hurricane Maria? While Maria was “uniquely unique,” there are important universal lessons for all to study and act ...

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COMMENTARY: Kim plays Trump on North Korean denuclearization

COMMENTARY: Kim plays Trump on North Korean denuclearization

September 1, 2018 | Comments: 17

The most recent development on North Korea’s so-called denuclearization, the reality of which has been a matter of extreme skepticism among foreign policy and ...

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COMMENTARY: Last comments on airlift and airport in Dominica

COMMENTARY: Last comments on airlift and airport in Dominica

August 31, 2018 | Comments: 23

I had only intended to write three informative articles on airport and airlift matters concerning Dominica. Yet, it is only fair to make oneself available when ...

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COMMENTARY: Response to statement on departure of Ross University

COMMENTARY: Response to statement on departure of Ross University

August 30, 2018 | Comments: 34

On August 21, 2018 I released a statement on the Ross University pull out, which was intended to make Dominicans reflect on the issue in a sober minded manner. Some ...

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COMMENTARY: A vote for the CCJ is a vote to fulfill Antigua and Barbuda’s national destiny

COMMENTARY: A vote for the CCJ is a vote to fulfill Antigua and Barbuda’s national destiny

August 27, 2018 | Comments: 7

WHEN  THE  CITIZENS of Antigua and Barbuda go to the polls on 6th November 2018 to vote in a referendum to determine whether they will permit their nation to ...

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COMMENTARY: Enabling Creative Solutions

COMMENTARY: Enabling Creative Solutions

August 26, 2018 | Comments: 1

Creative thought is our most valuable human resource. Without it we would forever be repeating the same thing over and over: there would be no progress. It is a ...

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COMMENTARY: More about Dominica airlift and airports

COMMENTARY: More about Dominica airlift and airports

August 24, 2018 | Comments: 21

To catch up with a question made under the previous article. Why can’t LIAT do what an Air Dominica could do? First of all, the Air Dominica model would be a ...

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COMMENTARY: Low grades-a cause for concern

COMMENTARY: Low grades-a cause for concern

August 22, 2018 | Comments: 1

The Caribbean Examination Council recently announced that over 11,000 pupils across the region who wrote the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Exam ...

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COMMENTARY: The critical importance of effective customer service

COMMENTARY: The critical importance of effective customer service

August 21, 2018 | Comments: 7

In July 2018, we at 4D-HMR joined together with NNETEDC to present a seminar on Customer Service Par Excellence on the island of Dominica. We thought it would be a ...

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COMMENTARY: The National Health Commission, My Reflections.

COMMENTARY: The National Health Commission, My Reflections.

August 19, 2018 | Comments: 19

I was initially disappointed when I missed the 11am appointment to a hearing with the newly formed National Health Commission. I had welcomed this long overdue ...

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