Report of Joint CARICOM-Commonwealth-OAS Special Mission to Dominica

A Joint Special Mission from CARICOM, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Organization of American States (OAS) which visited Dominica from August 6th to 9th at the invitation of the Dominica Government to assist in the country’s efforts with various aspects of electoral reform, has presented  its report to the government.

However, attorney general Levi Peter revealed at a news conference on Wednesday afternoon, that government has deemed certain recommendations contained in the report to be unacceptable, unworkable and likely to cause confusion. The government has also said that some of the recommendations will be costly to implement.rom the

The full report of the Joint Special Commission is posted below.

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  1. DAPossieMasse
    September 27, 2019

    The rejection of this report is very similar to historical events that culminated into the collapse of institutions.

    The more Hitler garnered power, the more paranoid he became, which culminated into the Second World War.

    The history fo Dominincan people has shown that dictators will not pervail in Dominica. The rule of the people shall pervail.

  2. Ibo France
    September 27, 2019

    I don’t expect this scandal plagued gang of twenty rogues to conform to good governance practices. Their sole determination is to hold on to political control and feast on the public financial resources. Good governance, like fair electoral reforms, are alien to Skerrit and his corrupt, spineless, and scandalous propagandists. The will of the right thinking people must prevail. Hopelessness, entrenched poverty and misery will continue if this incumbent government is allowed to continue its errant ways. A change of administration is a MUST if Dominicans are to realize their God-given potential.

  3. Ibo France
    September 26, 2019

    I just read the Joint Mission Report. The recommendations are fair and do not give any of the political parties any advantage. I would like to see more on Campaign Finance Reform. I am certain that the Skerrit regime is livid and will put hurdles, obstacles and frivolous excuses in the way of every one of these well needed changes to the electoral system. The concoction of nakedly corrupt villains led by Skerrit, will rather Dominica to be labeled as a pariah nation, by the global community, than to embrace the recommendations by the Joint Mission. If there is an equal playing field next general election, Skerrit and his servile mascots are goners. The people’s power is greater than any other power for the people’s voice is the voice of GOD.

  4. Balak and Balaam
    September 26, 2019

    This report reminds me of a story in Numbers 22, when Balak the evil king was in serious trouble and sent for Balaam to curse his enemies out. Here is 22:5-6 “A people has come out of Egypt; they cover the face of the land and have settled next to me. 6Now come and put a curse on these people, because they are too powerful for me. Perhaps then I will be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land. For I know that whoever you bless is blessed, and whoever you curse is cursed.”
    But verse 12 says this: But God said to Balaam, “Do not go with them. You must not put a curse on those people, because they are blessed”. Skerrit, Linton is a blessed man and whatever you try will backfire!
    When Balak saw he didn’t get what he hoped for, he got angry and said this in 24:“I summoned you to curse my enemies, but you have blessed them these three times. 11Now leave at once and go home! I said I would reward you handsomely, but the Lord has kept you from being rewarded. Skerrit fuming boy

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