[Press Release] Prime Minister Roosevelt receives final report from Sir Dennis Byron following review of Dominica’s electoral system

Following a review of the electoral system in the Commonwealth of Dominica by Sir Dennis Byron, Prime Minister Honourable Roosevelt Skeritt is pleased to inform the general public that he has received the final report from Sir Dennis.

The final report was received on Monday, June 12, 2023 and consists of the following:

Phase 1 report which includes a draft Regulation of Electors Bill 2023 and a draft Registration of Electors Bill 2023, and Phase 2 report which consists of:

 The draft House of Assembly (Elections) Bill 2023

 The draft House of Assembly (Electors) Regulations 2023

 The draft House of Assembly Election Petition Rules 2023

 The draft Electoral Commission Bill 2023.

In keeping with the Prime Minister’s commitment to make the report public and conduct stakeholder consultations, copies will be made available to Members of Parliament, political parties, NGOs, churches, media, youth groups, and other civil society organizations. The copies will be presented to stakeholders at a formal function on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at the State House Conference Center.

The Government of Dominica will also organize a series of public consultations commencing in mid-July to receive feedback on the report and draft legislation.

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  1. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    June 21, 2023

    The final report was received on Monday, June 12, 2023 and consists of the following:

    Phase 1 report which includes a draft Regulation of Electors Bill 2023 and a draft Registration of Electors Bill 2023, and Phase 2 report which consists of:

     The draft House of Assembly (Elections) Bill 2023

     The draft House of Assembly (Electors) Regulations 2023

     The draft House of Assembly Election Petition Rules 2023

     The draft Electoral Commission Bill 2023.

    How much did Roosevelt Skerrit pay his puppet, another corrupted crook to write the crap, as itemized above! After spending all that money to pay that man, this is the result?

    I am not surprised, for anyone who engages with Roosevelt must be the same as him or worst!

    Birds of a feather flocked together, in that liars, and thieves usually flocked together.

    Anybody who expected any significant from Byron must be mad!

    Like slave, and slave mentality he wrote as Roosevelt lawyers instructed him to write!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      June 22, 2023

      “How much did Roosevelt Skerrit the puppet manipulator, pay his puppet, another corrupted crook to write the crap, as itemized above!”(FE-DT).

      In order to be educational: let me replace the term itemized with the word “outline.”

      You see all Roosevelt presented is a proposed “Outline.”
      What is an outline?
      In writing; it is a guide, intended to organize and structures one information for a paper, presentation, or study. It shows the thesis, or main points (topic sentences), and main pieces of evidence one plan to discuss or present in a chronological order. It helps help the writer (author)  to visualize, and connect his/her ideas, as well as to follow the outline when writing the first draft!

      The elation of people such as ds, Lin Clown, Man-Dog, and the literates tells me something about them, I will not elaborate, but that outline cannot be associate with any form of electoral reform because there are no explained ramification!

  2. Putin
    June 20, 2023

    The modernization of the electoral process will not silent the UWPwee. They will always find one issue or another with the modernization/reform to keep their noisy core excited and mobilized. Strangely, “electoral reform” of the kind requested by the UWPwee is not in their interest. They have the least to gain from the kind of “reform” that they seek. SMH! What a breed!!

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  3. Man bite dogs
    June 19, 2023

    Roland, you luck Pm Skerrit, is not an aggressive person he only let Dogs like you bark at your shadows, how the hell you calling Pm. Dr. Skerrit a thief did he stole your mum away from your dad if any at all? Bloody gutter rats you all are.

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  4. Lin clown
    June 19, 2023

    Mr Mitchell you are making yourself a British baboon.You said Skerrit have hidden foreign companies you should tell Dominicans where all those foreign companies are.The burden of proof is on you.Skerrit was on the frontline in building Dominica after Maria with his blood sweat and tears,while supporters of UWP were partying and celebrating the destruction.Skerrit made more than 5,000 financially better by giving $250,000 $300,000 and $400,000 mansions FREE.Skerrit brought Clear Harbour to Dominica more than 1,200 employed.4,300 employed in the NEP.2,700 senior getting $300 monthly,More than 300 in Yes We Care.Under Skerrit more people employed in the police force,more nurses,firemen and teachers employed.If you Mitchell think Dominicans are fools they are not.Dominicans kicked UWP out of power for
    (1) Corruption
    (4) Greed
    Anybody supporting UWP is even more corrupt,lying and greedy.Dominicans do not want to know about Skerrit from prodigal sons like you…

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  5. Man bite dogs
    June 19, 2023

    These blue monkeys, do not want electoral reform and we all knew it was just an excuse as it is their trade mark to tell lies, lies, lies for a start they have not seen the report only hear say, but they swinging from branches to branches making noises all over the place even to someone in Australia that will be speaking to Matt on Q95 radio station.

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  6. Ibo France
    June 19, 2023

    Those who are hoping that a paid political itinerant like Mr. Byron will bring fairness to the electoral system, you are in for a rude awakening and a colossal disappointment.

    Expecting a political ‘mercenary’ to fix a corrupt system in the best interest of the common people is expecting Hell to have streets paved with gold and diamonds, and the residents feasting on caviar, oysters, kopi luwak coffee and moose cheese.

    I challenge anyone to dispute the argument that Mr. Byron would have never considered to do this work for free like the Commonwealth, OAS and CARICOM did.

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  7. Peeping Tom
    June 18, 2023

    Well, let’s see how the UWpwee behaves. The party is known for never accepting what it has requested.

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    • MEME
      June 19, 2023

      @Peeping Tom!!!
      Your sticky fingered brat…UWP accepts everything that is above board!!.
      Your greedy rascal, whatever it is that you are protecting, the day will come, when you too, shall answer for your ill gotten gains. Your greedy character!!! The lure of the lucre has transformed you into an apologist, for a rogue regime but its just for a time.
      Your garbage is rejected!!

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      • Peeping Tom
        June 19, 2023

        Tut, tut, tut! Such vile words! I only accurately described the UWPwee’s behavior since its creation. Ok, no need to go that far back. Have a look at the creation of the IPO (screamed for it and then complained about its composition, even boycotting it), calls for open dialogue but walks out of Parliament, calls for General Elections but then cried about “unfair advantage” and “why-so-soons,” etc Need I go on?

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        • MEME
          June 19, 2023

          @Peeping Tom
          I bludgeoned you where it hurt most, so you shamelessly responded, with your tail between your crooked legs!!!
          Typical Skerrite apologist. Both ignorant and ……. I thought you were bright, but you are just another doormat of Skerrit…The real IPO was disbanded after it challenged liar Skerrit to a hearing, as pertains his alleged ownership interest in Blaircourt Property Development.. Skerrit refused to appear before the IPO, disbanded it, an put a FAKE IPO in place with strict orders to reject/forget/expunge all matters that were before the original IPO. It’s normal in democracies to boycott parliament, little clueless child, in certain democracies fights even occur in parliament. Boycotting of parliament is not unique to Dominica. And yes Dominicans should get and they deserve REAL Electoral Reform!
          Your accomplice of evil…!!!
          Your accomplished accomplice!!

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          • Peeping Tom
            June 20, 2023

            Ok. So, you agree that the UWPwee has a record of never accepting what it requests, you simply have excuses that make no sense. Ok. Thank you for confirming what I said. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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          • MEME
            June 20, 2023

            @Peeping Tom
            No, what i wrote is as clear as daylight. You are just too stupid and greedy to understand english. That’s why buffoons like you will pay one day. So shameful that a cretin and groveller of a corrupt regime is the face of this corrupt organisation. Go bury your corrupted head in the sand, your tainted, avaricious and shameful apologist.

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    • Ibo France
      June 19, 2023

      Only a fool accepts schemes and plans that are detrimental to his wellbeing. Why did your overly corrupt tyrant mulishly refused to implement electoral reforms recommended by the OAS, CARICOM and the Commonwealth.

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  8. Ibo France
    June 18, 2023

    Roosevelt and his foolhardy accomplices have overthrown democracy. They have morally and ethically wounded the country. They are just self serving parasites that would never give up an advantage even if it is illegal. Unfair elections are just one such expedience.

    This sham electoral reform report which was done by a various character is of no moment,useless.

    Fair and real reforms will only come to fruition, in Dominica, when the masses decide to stand to their obstacles and do something about them. COURAGE is what it takes to do this. Cowards die many times before their death. Dominica as a lot of cadavers lying around.

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  9. Juanita
    June 17, 2023

    #Electoral Reform: Prime Minister, all eyes are on you.

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  10. Lin clown
    June 17, 2023

    MEME,did you listen to your honourable boss after he got the letter from Sir Dennis Byron?This guy is indeed the leading Jacka in Dominica.MEME it is all about the PEOPLE.Did you also listen to the Jacka Irvin Andre talking about people coming to vote in 2019?In the 2019 election UWP lost 1,163 votes,the DLP only got 222 more votes than they did in 2014.So Dr.MEME where is the evidence that thousands of people were transported to Dominica to vote in 2019?The people of Dominica doe like UWP and that is what you MEME and others like you refuse to understand.This so called Judge is a complete Jacka in the eyes of the majority of Dominicans.MEME,Linton worked at DCP for years and he cannot convince 10 people out of the thousands he worked with at DCP to vote UWP.Go do some investigation and prove me wrong.Linton strength is radio,he cannot confront the people one on one,and their FOOT soldiers are full of BS.Those are the facts DNO hate to post.Linton cannot talk in parliament on reform

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  11. Sir dennis
    June 17, 2023

    This country is slowly heading to the precipice….there is absolutely no doubt about that….

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  12. Roger Burnett
    June 17, 2023

    For the benefit of the general public, surely the report could be made available online, rather than limiting it to members of parliament, political parties, NGOs, churches, media, youth groups, and other civil society organizations in attendance at a formal function at the State House?

    After all, the general public is (to use a hackneyed term) the major “stakeholder”.

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    • If we knew better
      June 21, 2023

      And the general public is who has to go through the election process. We are the ones who vote these jokers in

  13. Man bite dogs
    June 17, 2023

    Look it here now, election reform is on its way, It will be interesting to hear what those so-called useless workers incompetent vagabonds has to say, I am certain Ibo, Francisco, ugly Lenny, and many others will be choking from crazy crap that will be coming from their smelly guts.

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  14. Ibo France
    June 17, 2023

    This long overdue document will.leave many who have been ardently agitating for fair and just electoral reforms completely flabbergasted.

    Roosevelt carefully handpicked Mr. Byron for this mission to assuage the people’s fears because the learned judge was universally regarded as incorruptible.

    From the onset I had no confidence in Mr. Byron to deliver the goods to bolster democracy in Dominica. Many may ask the reason for my strong skepticism. Let me repeat this refrain. Anything Roosevelt does is for political and economic benefit for himself. He is incapable of being magnanimous. He is a well proven narcissist. He reminds of the Mighty Sparrow’s song with the refrain – ‘All Is Mine’.

    Only one way Dominica will realise an electoral system with a level playing field for all Olivia parties. The masses will have to rise up in unison and wrestle their country out of the vice-grip jaws of this godawful snake.

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    • June 20, 2023

      Dem rough-head UWP racoons don’t know what they want. They ask for electoral reform, they have it now but; they still complaining. Let me tell them now that electoral reform will make no difference at the ballot box. It will still be Labour 20, UWP 1. UWP folks still have a lot of repenting to do and to give their souls up to the Most High. They are useless, worthless, penniless, headless, restless, powerless, homeless.

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  15. MEME
    June 17, 2023

    Mr Skerrit since you have been the most deceitful, dishonest and avaricious Prime Minister Dominicans have ever had, is it possible that you and your henchmen can add to, OR subtract from, the final report to save your re-election legacy? I am reminded of the famous/infamous, 2008 E-Mail from Anthony Astaphan, addressed to Roosevelt Skerrit… The body of the e-mail mentioned “”””The Electoral Reform commissioners are talking about reform, but such reforms will undermine your (Skerrits)re-election legacy””..So from 2008 you have stymed reform, because you are not here to serve. It’s all about your pocket! Your Sackway Vowas!!
    You have a vested interest in Electoral Reform…We should never allow you to be the lead person in giving us reform. It should be the Electoral Commission. We need “Boots on the Ground” again to stop this dishonest move by you, which has been your modus operandi.My tax money paid for the report, release the “darn” report to the people! Your dishonest…

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  16. Roland Alan Mitchell
    June 17, 2023

    I do not know this chap Sir Charles Michael Dennis Byron. he studied here in England at Cambridge university and was called to the bar in 1965. He helped establish the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Judicial Reform Programme. He is now 80 years old.

    I wonder if he had the energy left to do a good job at the ripe old age of 80 years old? I am 63 years old this year and I can feel the pressure of just trying to live. I very much doubt that Sir Dennis was given all relevant information and evidence, with which to complete his task thoroughly. The government of Dominica and all its offices of state are under the tight control of one Roosevelt Skerrit. Civil servants who do not do his bidding lose their jobs.

    We will wait and see how much criticism of the existing electoral system is within the report and what its recommendations are. Dominica remains the fiefdom of its Dictator R Skerrit. He still has power over life and death. Proceed with caution.

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  17. Roland Alan Mitchell
    June 17, 2023

    Mr Skerrit,

    Having a report is one thing. Implementing it is quite another. You have been too greedy a politician for the last 18 years during which time you have ….. the wealth of Dominica to enrich yourself. You have done it with an impunity .. You smell of Hubris.

    If you want to find salvation, you must come clean to the people of Dominica and reveal all your hidden foreign companies where you have parked wealth for a day when you will not have the money that comes from being PM of Dominica.

    I am sorry to say that under your stewardship Dominica has gone back economically 50 to 100 years. During your time, Dominica has experienced the greatest volume of outward migration. Because you control the police and military you have bullied the population into submission. No one dares speak a word of criticism against you.

    Do not worry your end will come, like others before you. Stolen money does not last, it is Haram! Your seed will not benefit from it. 2023 is time for a…

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