Commentary

COMMENTARY: If you own or drive a vehicle…

COMMENTARY: If you own or drive a vehicle…

January 22, 2019 | Comments: 7

  It happens practically everyday. A customer walks into the workshop to have a key cut for his vehicle – however – he has no key to be duplicated. Instead, ...

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COMMENTARY: That ‘Fork in Napkin’ matter

COMMENTARY: That ‘Fork in Napkin’ matter

January 16, 2019 | Comments: 19

In the interest of fairness and to provide what I believe to be a responsible contribution to a growing controversy over the originality of Hunter’s 2019 Calypso: ...

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COMMENTARY: The Caribbean Court of Justice revisited

COMMENTARY: The Caribbean Court of Justice revisited

December 29, 2018 | Comments: 13

I suspect that the primary reason why the people of Grenada and Antigua & Barbuda voted on 6th November 2018 not to accept the Caribbean Court of Justice ...

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Democracy: An Illusion or an Institution

Democracy: An Illusion or an Institution

December 21, 2018 | Comments: 7

Dear Dominican Brothers and Sisters, We, the People’s Party of Dominica, are currently witnessing the most depraved actions of a regime hell bent on clutching onto ...

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COMMENTARY: Where has the Dominican Spirit of Protest gone?

COMMENTARY: Where has the Dominican Spirit of Protest gone?

December 18, 2018 | Comments: 29

From the outset, let me declare that I support all those who, in times past and present, have championed causes to alleviate the people’s plight. I also understand ...

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COMMENTARY: It is midnight in Dominica on its 40th Political Independence anniversary

COMMENTARY: It is midnight in Dominica on its 40th Political Independence anniversary

December 17, 2018 | Comments: 5

I have nostalgic, patriotic and emotional memories of November, 2nd and 3rd, 1978 when I marched in two parades to celebrate Dominica’s political independence. The ...

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Dominica’s 40th anniversary national prayer for the nation (part II)

Dominica’s 40th anniversary national prayer for the nation (part II)

December 7, 2018 | Comments: 8

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed is your name.  Your name is above all names.  Your name is greatly to be praised and exalted in the earth.  You are the One ...

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COMMENTARY: Roosevelt and Mellisa Skerrit: How Dare You?

COMMENTARY: Roosevelt and Mellisa Skerrit: How Dare You?

November 29, 2018 | Comments: 115

How does a Prime Minister and his wife insult an entire population with blatant deception and apparently, no one except this poor soul, has the testicular fortitude ...

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LETTER TO DOMINICANS: Power to the people

LETTER TO DOMINICANS: Power to the people

November 28, 2018 | Comments: 46

Dear Dominica, I have occasion to write to you to explain, rationalize and yes, even apologise to my friends and family whom I might have caused anxiety by my ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Mumbo Jumbo Country

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Mumbo Jumbo Country

November 27, 2018 | Comments: 13

Unlike most other countries, Dominican patients increasingly come too late for  treatment. The numbers are actually quite frightening. Let’s not be afraid to ...

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COMMENTARY: The Colour Black

COMMENTARY: The Colour Black

November 25, 2018 | Comments: 17

Thirty years ago I began a series of paintings and sculptures titled Daughters of the Caribbean Sun. The project is on-going and continues from my studio Antrim. By ...

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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: 26

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: 26

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: 7

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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