AG says government to go forward with amendments to election laws

Attorney General Levi Peter. File photo

Attorney General, Levi Peter has announced that he will undertake a sensitization programme on proposed amendments to the Registration of Electors Act, and the House of Assembly Election Act.

The government originally planned to take the amendments to parliament in September 2018, but put this on hold for further dialogue with stakeholders.

The proposed amendments to the Registration of Electors Act will allow for the introduction of the National Identification Card, which will be issued to new electors, as well as to those registered electors whose eligibility to remain on the registers have been confirmed. It will also authorize the Electoral Commission to establish specially designated voter registration offices overseas.

“Nobody can seriously say that the legislation that is proposed by the government will not improve the electoral legislation so that the position would be improved on what it currently is,” Peter said.

However, Peter’s sentiment is not shared by  the Opposition United Workers Party (UWP), led by Lennox Linton who has said that the party  is “uncompromisingly opposed” to the proposed Amendments which will allow these special overseas voter registration offices.

He described the process, as stated in the amendment, of confirming persons on the list of overseas-based eligible voters as “inherently discriminatory and specially designed to confirm and further facilitate the Dominica Labour Party’s dishonest operating procedure of stealing elections with illegal overseas votes.”

But Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit was equally adamant about the government’s position stating that, “those who want us to go to Parliament to remove Dominicans who are on the voters’ list legitimately, because they are residing overseas, that will not happen.”

The Electoral Commission has welcomed Government’s intention to table the amendments before Parliament and in a release, made specific mention of the amendments that will allow for the introduction of the National Identification Card, which will be issued to new electors, as well as to those registered electors whose eligibility to remain on the registers have been confirmed.

In the case of the House of Assembly Election Act, one of the amendments, according to the government, seeks to clarify the definition of the contentious issues of bribery and treating.

Of particular concern to the UWP is Section 57B of the amendments which reads: “For the avoidance of doubt, the transportation of electors or the facilitation of the transportation of electors to or within Dominica for the purpose of an election does not constitute an offence unless the transportation is provided or facilitated with the intention to corruptly induce an elector to vote for a particular candidate for whom or party for which the elector would not otherwise vote.”

Linton accused the government of “sneaking in this draconian piece of legislation that will effectively legitimize the electoral offenses of bribery/treating.”

He proposed a strict enforcement of the provisions of the law to combat the issues of bribery and treating and dispel the attempts to create “legal facilitations” for it.

In September 2018, the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) gathered outside of Parliament in protest against the proposed amendments notwithstanding the government’s decision to withhold the legislation.

“I am not suggesting that it will address every single aspect of concern or desire, but that’s life,” Attorney General Peter said but suggested that “We can and we should” take the first step of passing this legislation in a bipartisan way and then address any other issue that needs to be addressed.”

“As far as I am aware the government is confident that the legislation drafted is beneficial to the electoral process in Dominica,” Peter stated. “And it’s their intention on going forward with it.”

He added, “As to when that will happen I can’t say next week, next month or tomorrow, but as far as I am aware, the government is as confident about the usefulness and appropriateness of the legislation now as it was when first tabled.”

However, it is unclear whether the two aspects of the amendments which have been challenged by the opposition, will be included in the proposed amendment that will be taken to Parliament.

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54 Comments

  1. Free and Fair elections
    April 9, 2019

    By all means possible Levi Peters AG, together with Skerritt and the DLP Cabal, yet again, are trying to steal the general elections in Dominica. In several Countries over the world Dictators cause irregularities, bloated Voters’ list. manipulate, influence the work of the Electoral Commission, love bad elections that do not regard electoral laws, go against the constitution and deprive the citizens of their rights to FREE and FAIR elections.

    The Electoral Commission has no right to issue NID cards, but could issue Voter ID cards, as per law. So Gov’t amending the Law. But initially that same Commission recommended Voter ID Cards.

    Bribery and treating acts are against the electoral laws, yet Gov’t amending to allow what is wrong. By all means Does Gov’t seem to love to Bribe and treat Voters?

    PEACE Skerritt, Levi, Cabal, Let Free and Fair Elections be conducted.
    Dominicans it is NOW or NEVER. Let not those with evil, power-hungry ways, take your Freedom…

  2. April 9, 2019

    Mr AG once in your life you were strictly an enforcer of the Law and I wish to applaud you for that; you have since aspired to become a legal luminary and I want to congratulate you on this esteemed achievement. You now hold the position as Chief Law Enforcement Officer; not much has changed in your role, except that because of your legal training you now have a better understanding of the Law. Politicians just like me and most citizens understand the Laws from a layman’s point of view; some politicians in seeking to have laws enacted only see it as being advantageous to them not the populace and as such your job is to protect against such RECALCITRANT and DEVIANT behavior. I know that you and the rest of the Cabal think you are the most intelligent Government administration in CARICOM however i’m very concerned that you guys are hell bent on reviving past history (1979) by you inability to introduce commonsense electoral reform like the rest of the region.

  3. Lin clown
    April 8, 2019

    Francisco,, you know nothing about Dominica because you don’t leave your RAT hole to travel.After Hurricane Maria there was no DOMINICA.Dr.Skerrit built it back without the help of your Lazy BlueBugs The same Dominica you are eating ,drinking sleeping ,writing and talking CRAP Skerrit built it.With the help of Labourites.This is Labour Country.I have done my National Service for Doninica,I have travelled extensively. I have worked in a number of countries.I am back home working to build my country.I don’t get … from Labour.Unlike you and your Blue Begging BedBugs .Parasites living of Dr.Skerrit hard work.10 more years.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 8, 2019

      Parasites living off doctor who?Fool if my life depended on Roosevelt for me to live I would rather die!

      Idiot I know what it takes to major in a discipline in collage and university, study and pass an exam.

      I know how to earn degrees, I been there there done that: I am an Electronic/Electrical Engineer by profession; my degrees are not bought honorary degrees. 

       I know what it takes to stay in a university four years to honestly earn a degree!

      As for living off Roosevelt, you do not know me; maybe you are mad or something, but you do not know who is:

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      Make some Inquires before you talk yourself to death:  I do not want handouts, there is nothing that money can buy under normal circumstance that I cannot buy!

      I don’t need Roosevelt; I’ve never stole not one penny in my life, anything I own came through hard work.

       Unlike certain man I know in Dominica who is a thief!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 8, 2019

      So, let me finish with you Mr/Madam Clown!

      If you think Roosevelt rebuild Dominica after Maria, you are a bigger …. than I thought; how much did he give you in passport money?

      I can tell you there are so called hoteliers in Dominica who’s guess house; or motel was destroyed; they collected insurance payment for their shacks; nevertheless your doctor Punjab/Duquesne rather than using the money he received  from the sale of Dominica passports, to rebuild the country; he let his friend keep the money he received from the insurance, company, and in addition gave his friend millions of dollars talking about building hotel.

      Do you know about that Clown?

      That is how corrupt is your doctor; and as for that crap you talk about travels, there is scarcely a metropolitan country in the world I’ve not traveled: I lived permanently in Germany/ England; I been all over Europe, before I chose the United States to be my home. I am a citizen of the US’ resides in Los Angeles California!

  4. OpenMind
    April 8, 2019

    I love reading these comments.
    Always full of Dominicans wanting and demanding this that and the other. Always devoid of the true sense of paying for thier demands.
    Nobody wants to pay taxes, nobody wants to work.
    Nobody wants to start a business unless someone else has done it first, but they wont take the risk.
    Nobody wants to stay, no body want to come back.
    But every body wants…
    Fingerprinting for elections? lol – I’m in the UK, 5th Richest Nation on Earth, still vote via paper.
    Oh, and they tried the whole Nation ID card about 15 years ago, people were ready to riot, they dropped it.
    Good luck.

  5. james mattis
    April 7, 2019

    This gentleman after all these years in the position, has yet to understand his purpose. You are the AG for the people and not Skerrit or his labour party.You are not an elected member of parliament but there to advise. stand up for something,you still have a few months to try to leave a legacy.Hope you will stand for something for your country, your family and yourself.

    • Peter
      April 8, 2019

      The guy miserably failed in the UK and moves back to Dominica in the know that there is a government waiting with a good job as long as you keep allegiance with Skerrit. You see there is no place for the righteous in DA anymore because they are not allowed to make a living!

  6. viewsexpressed
    April 7, 2019

    Really Sir< "The proposed amendments to the Registration of Electors Act will allow for the introduction of the National Identification Card, ….." All you failed , corrupt government see time catching up now you all there tlaking thrusual rubish/garbage. This Labour government under AG Levi Peter and Skerrit have failed us, constitutionally, governmentally and stupidly. YOu guys are failures and have not represented Dominica professionally and honourable. Get lost, get out, gho sing yur silly fakes somgs elsewhere, we no longer need you two clowns. The rest of your clown circle, please take them with you all too. We wil rise again with a more respoetced, honoourable, decent political party and governemtn, that is decent, trusted, competent, patriotic Hon Linton and truated Professional UWP Team. We are united with them. Sjkerrit, Linton and all the other failed Labour political clowns, please go away, go take a long holiday as we try hard to recover our Dominica to decency. UWP…

  7. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    April 6, 2019

    “Could you Francisco, please explain to me, how a dead person well be voting at a general election. ”

    Sir BEB; honorable Police officer who told me he tackled two criminals ran, and hunted them down and captured them; needless to say I believe you oui!

    Nevertheless, the reason there are so many dead people name on the voting list is because after they vote in their real names, they are allowed to go to another poling station, and use the dead man or dead woman name and vote many times.

    And that is why Mr. Satan god of the red-devils will not clean the voter list!

    Now, the people supervising the vote casting, are all Red-Devils like you!

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

    So they allow the fake voters to stack the ballet boxes, some of them are allowed to vote in their own name so that the red-devil king with two long horns on the side of his head and a short little one in the middle of his forehead can win.

    • BEB
      April 8, 2019

      This is baseless, as I had said before, all the persons working at the various polling stations would be acquainted with all the voters in the area. their fingers would
      be stained with that ink. I just find this is impossible

      You do not know me and u have never met me, so when you said I told you about tackling two criminals, that’s a lie

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        April 8, 2019

        Well then, my friend tell me what do you believe is the purpose for leaving all those dead people name on the list!

        Are you not suspicious, should be curious to know the reason why refuse to remove them.

        BEB; talking about electoral reform, and cleaning the the voter registration list in Antigua, and in the process issuing voter Identification Cards (ID) took a matter of weeks, less than six months!

        In Dominica we keep talking for more than five years, and has done nothing! 

        Don’t you see that somebody is benefiting from that.

        Sir, officer, I dat Wesley kid know who benefiting, but I doh eh!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!An ah tink you know who too!

  8. Lin clown
    April 6, 2019

    Mr AG and Mr.Prime Minister,amend the law if those UWP idiots like Iboo France,Francisco,Laplaine Observ-her and others want confrontation,call out your 57% supporters.This time they are not burning Roseau.They are not destroying the Muslim Store.they are not destroying Dr.Ferreira building.They are not distroying Doncan Stowe house.Its OK let them destroy Prevo Cenemal.This lawlessness must stop.And we are waiting.These uneducated idiots don’t even know the difference between their BUTT and their brain.Today don’t come to vote.Tomorrow come legally.Day after no election without ID cards.Then we taking part in election when ever it is called.The BlueBugs hate the Diaspora but when those BlueParasites get money and food they change their tone.You guys can never win elections.Keep dreaming

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 6, 2019

      Madam/Mr. Clown/Idiot: If the Wesley Kid “Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque” and the rest along with me you mentioned were in control of Dominica, your disgusting miserable life and that of the other red-devils who follow and vote Skerrit life would be better.

      First of all there would be an International Airport in the country; we would not have Chines adding to the existing Hospital in Goodwill and fool you believing it is a new hospital.

      The Marigot Hospital, and Police Station would not be dilapidated and condemned.

      Ross University School of Medicine would be in Portsmouth employing people rather than Barbadians; after forty years in Dominica.

      Colgate-Palmolive would not have fled Dominica.

      Harris Paints would not have left after more than fifty years of operation!

      What happen to O. D. Brisbane after more than 60 years when Savarin told you all to boycott Brisbane?

      Where is the tram company?
      If I was Prime Minister police would not be beating people in the…

      • Eagle-Eyed
        April 8, 2019

        ….and there would be no hurricanes, People would live for ever, there would be 24 hour sunlight, pies would be falling from the sky, no one would get sick, pigs would go flying past our windows, etc etc etc.

        Francisco, i suggest you go and take your medication. The rest of us are sane. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • %
      April 6, 2019

      I sure you wanted to say this time no stalled truck coup d’etat..Thanks for reminding me how this accomplished embarrassment called Skerrit is an egregious and compulsive liar..What followed is that JI the crook and others were arrested, because Skerrit, a cretin as PM, wanted to crack down on those saying what he does not want to hear .What an evil human being!!.He even sent for Caricom investigators who must have laughed at the embarrassment..People out there must be laughing at mr when he travels!!
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

    • Ibo France
      April 6, 2019

      You made me laugh. Your 57% has since dwindled significantly to the low 30s. Seems like you are afraid that the Red Clinic you frequent will go out of existence when Sherrit is unceremoniously booted from office. The economy will be incentivized for Red Clinic dependents like you to earn a honest living. Don’t get too agitated, calm your fears.

    • Neville
      April 7, 2019

      You damn fool! Nobody hates the diaspora! But every clear thinking Dominican at home or abroad surely must criticise and distance themselves from this corrupt, kleptocratic and useless government. As if this is not enough they show a total disregard of the constitution and laws of the land. So where does that leave people like you and friends?? You support a rogue government for a few dollars and favours. … but no doubt you go to church at least once a week. What a nation of false prophets we have! Disgusting!!!!!

    • Ibo France
      April 7, 2019

      There is a time for everything under the sun. There’s a time to laugh and a time to be serious. Tinkling with the electoral laws to gain an unfair advantage is no laughing matter. The electoral system is the fulcrum of our democracy. It should be beyond reproach. Elections have consequences. Look at what nineteen consecutive years of DLP rule has done to Dominica. It has given the country a dysfunctional public service, an ever ailing economy, insecure security, pothole diseased roads, crumbling bridges, an abysmal healthcare system and rapidly decreasing agricultural produce. This is why it is of absolute importance that we put the best electoral system in place so we get a true reflection of the will of the people after every election. The results will be indisputable, no need to be contested in a court of law.

  9. SN
    April 6, 2019

    Bribery and entreating will be hard to prove because the law is written with an intent element. That’s one problem with this law; the government is being crafty.

    • labour of lies
      April 6, 2019

      It’s even worse than that. It says

      “…with the intention to corruptly induce an elector to vote for a particular candidate for whom or party for which the elector would not otherwise vote”

      So basically if someone is already dedicated to voting for the labour party, it is perfectly legal to provide airfare for them into the country in order for them to vote. Now how can you even prove that the person would not have voted for the government otherwise? There are people who with the situation as it is right now count on getting a free ticket down to vote. With the incumbent government having more access to resources who would you be more inclined to vote for in order to get your free ticket?

      They count on these diaspora for votes because it’s easy to sell a nice image of the country to people who only see it through facebook and when they come to visit for a weekend.

      People who live here on the other hand know the real story…

  10. Joseph John
    April 6, 2019

    DNO I thought this was about an Election Act, so why allowed this character assassination of dehumanization. Is this not off topic. Duplicity again ?

    ADMIN: Why so quick to jump to judgement? We simply missed this one. Comment removed.

  11. Jp
    April 6, 2019

    I’m here thinking, how difficult can it be to simply redo the country’s voters list (have all eligible citizens re/ register), issue voter ID cards and cross out that section about transporting voters. Ah magwaysa..it’s been years. I know if someone/gov’t has nothing to hide just go ahead and do these three things and voila, level ground. If UWP doesn’t get into gov’t after these three things are done, then they’ll have to figure out where they went wrong, or DLP loses then we know what the problems were.

    It’s a basic test test of a hypothesis. Whether or not the election system in DA is skewed towards having DLP stay in office.

  12. Truth
    April 6, 2019

    DOMNIZUELA is on the way… Sad but who has eyes to see will see.

  13. LifeandDeath
    April 5, 2019

    When other Caribbean nations have implemented voter ID cards long ago, our gov’t now decides to decrimalize bribery and treating in Dominica.
    A good Gov’t would have done what they know is right and just and moral and by now move ahead to implementing real policies for developing the country..Look at the state of the place, no wonder Skerrit isn’t comfortable depending on voters within the country to vote him in again..but he still won’t escape his transgressions when that time comes..how does it feel to be an empty leader? A parody of democracy. Levi Peter, you have helped to bring Dominica to this state. You will not escape the judgement niether..

  14. AP George
    April 5, 2019

    Elections Act… I thought were going to have a set date for elections and put term limits on a Prime Minister!

  15. The Prophetic Voice
    April 5, 2019

    I don’t believe the AG and the Skerrit Deceptive Party (SDP) will take any Election Amendment to Parliament. It’s a lie! It’s another propaganda! They are hoping that patriots take a massive protest to the streets of Dominica so that they put a state of emergency in place to ensure Skerrit’s Blood proclamation in Wesley, on November 12th, 2014 is fulfilled. here is PM proclamation: https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/politics/pm-skerrit-sends-strong-warning-dlp-supporters/
    They know they cannot win the election because Peter Wickham told them so. So Skerrit had to make sure Ross University students were out so that the US does not come for him. That’s why he doesn’t even want the Medical ship that is captained by a US citizen to be here. The timing is planned because let’s not forget that Skerrit himself went to Russia and met with top officials. Now Russian soldiers are at our doorsteps in Venezuela and ready for war against US, Skerrit is going to capitalize on…

  16. All you Levi is for real?
    April 5, 2019

    Mister Attorney General

    I though last year you all dropped the sections dealing with bribery and treating? You all bringing them back?

    And by the was is freaking bribery whether I am your supporter or not!!!The point is if you had not paid for my ticket, I WOULD NOT COME TO VOTE!!!!!

  17. Bwa-Banday
    April 5, 2019

    When the new unit (Protective Services?) was recently created within the CDPF, I knew there were more sinister reasons behind its formation. This New Unit is now rightfully being called The Republican Guard by officers who refused to serve in it or even be associated with it. Led by Chemical Ali who is now Acting Dep. Commissioner, this unit must be closely monitored by the patriots because the intentions for its formation is now becoming clearer every day.

    Dcans must now prepare for resistance through civil disobedience if necessary because these draconian laws should NEVER be allowed to pass in parliament. This country and its future rests in the hands of all patriots and we MUST stand for what is right no matter what the price. People, this land belongs to you and I and NOT the fake doctor, his Republican Guardsmen and all the cabal who seems intent on stealing everything from our beloved land by any means necessary. Let us all say, NO WAY HOSAY!

  18. KIP
    April 5, 2019

    The election being rigged is an African sickness.Its rigged but you double your seats in parliament. You get 4 times more of the new registered voters vote. Yes that’s rigged alright. Elections are won on the ground. Ask Josh how he did it and stop crying like a goat.

  19. KIP
    April 5, 2019

    LABOUR NOR UWP can register “dead voters” Lets go with the fingerprint verification. Bring it on like yesterday.

  20. %
    April 5, 2019

    Clear sign that Skerrit knows his reign of terror and bad governance is about to end. People get prepared and ready to avoid and prevent another stolen election..No going abroad to do Koko makak, and no National ID card ..
    We want Voter ID card, and no one should go to designated capitals to confirm or reconfirm. This is just to disenfranchise some Dominicans.Skerrit is like a cornered dog now..He will do anything to stay in power
    The vox populi now is::::: Skerrit Must Go!!
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

  21. %
    April 5, 2019

    More than 17000 people voted for the opposition in 2014, by now the number of people opposed to Skerrit (the one man government) should be about 26000,so by mobilising people we should be able to bring 18000 people to have their boots on the ground .. Skerrit is dead scared of defeat, and you all must remember the statement he made at Wesley about blood…The coward is cornered,and we must keep him cornered!!!!
    My boots are well cleaned already!!!!
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

  22. April 5, 2019

    Levi,what is it that you don’t understand, it’s a voter’s identification card we need , and only those who are eighteen and qualified are entitled to it.
    Not children,not the dead should ever have this card.

  23. BMB
    April 5, 2019

    Go ahead with anything m’boy. You can even throw every newborn boy-child into the river…………. It’s become obvious that y’all wont stop until you get what you want.

  24. Ibo France
    April 5, 2019

    Nothing this government does is above board. It is the most stubbornly corrupt government in the Western Hemisphere. Support for the incumbent administration has significantly diminished so they will resort to desperate measures to squeak out an election victory. They are even prepared to legalize bribery. The ornamental Doctor Doctor is mortally afraid of losing power as all the corrupt bodies will be unearthed and there is a real possibility that he could spend the rest of his earthly life behind iron bars. Anyone who dares to think that Skerrit and his infidels will enact fair and sensible electoral laws by themselves is truly delusional. Wish to see the implementation of:
    *voter ID cards instead of national ID cards
    *total redo of the voter’s list, no overseas registration offices (come home)
    *campaign finance reforms
    Come on, create a level playing field now and forever.

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      April 7, 2019

      Oh boy! Ibo MALAPROP France, jealousy is a terrible sickness,
      Get well soon!

      • Ibo France
        April 8, 2019

        Thanks KK (KINDERGARDEN KID) for your get well wishes.

  25. jamie
    April 5, 2019

    Skeerit you will continue to be dishonhest,but your reign will end,if someone has not been to Dominica for 20 some years,they shuold not be able to vote,also you have persons registering illegally overseas,but this time around everyone will se the truth of your corrupt system,we are geared to and waiting.

  26. Progit
    April 5, 2019

    But if government paying for passage so people to come and vote is not bribery???? That is vest bribery that should be passed in out parliarment and the peopletter should make sure that bill is not passed in the parliarment of Dominica! !!

  27. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    April 5, 2019

    Livy  you need to shut up stop talking baloney; there is no substance in  all the crap you talking, nothing of interest, nothing significant!

    The Dominican voting public are not worried about election laws!

    What we want is electoral reform: an amendment; means changing such as an addendum which means adding or removing something from an existing law.

    What Dominicans want is the removal of the names of all the dead people who’s names are still on the voter registration list; issue voter ID.

    Dead people are voting; you however, seems unconcern.

    Are you sure you are not getting senile boy?

    “Sensitization” is the quality or condition of responding to certain stimuli in a sensitive manner, meaning hot cold, warm or even electrical shock! 

    As soon as people like you open your mouth, you talk about stakeholders; man in your day foolishness as that impressed the uneducated peasants; ancient  rhetoric are no longer impressive. 

    Your vocabulary is limited to…

    • BEB
      April 5, 2019

      Could you Francisco, please explain to me, how a dead person well be voting at a general election. You are from Wesley, I’m going to work out a scenario to you, there are various polling stations in the village of Wesley ,each polling station have representatives of the various persons contesting the election. The DFP in Wesley would not take a representative from Castle Bruce to come to officiate in Wesley on election day, they all would be from Wesley and would be familiar with all the voters in the village, then a voter presents themselves at the polling station to cast their ballot ,all the representors including the clerk are going to scrutinize the list to see whether that person is legible to vote, now tell me how a person who has been buried could avail themselves at a polling station to vote? The ball is in your court

      • Karl Orndem
        April 9, 2019

        Lets say i vote in Roseau North, but for the past 10 years ive lived in portsmouth. I am not active in my voting constituency nor do i spend much time there. However, that is where i am from and where i am registered to vote. Hardly anyone after not living there for over 10 years recognizes, knows or interacts with me. that is how.

        My eligibility depends on whether or not my name is on the list. Last time i voted i wasnt asked for any identification. I was shown a list, asked my name, i pointed at it and told the official that that was me. They gave me my ballot, i selected who i preferred and posted my ballot. This is also how. Noone disputed who i was based on my right to vote. Noone else in the line i was in knew which name i selected from the list.

        What i really really want to know now is how it is possible for Candidates, especially the ones in power now to know whether i voted for them or not, when voting is supposed to be anonymous, free and fair. How do they know if i…

  28. HI FIVE
    April 5, 2019

    There we go again…Labour making sure they remain in power

    • A student living abroad
      April 5, 2019

      But DNO… insist on a response to know if they intend to remove the statutes that the opposition has a problem with. That is the most important piece of this article and its missing..

  29. Jonathan Y St Jean
    April 5, 2019

    Why does a government which has been in office for 18 years have to resort to shenanigans to try and remain in power? They should be confident enough in their accomplishments to let these speak for them with the electorate. A country which cannot maintain proper health facilities in the country, now wants to open and maintain offices overseas to register voters. Isn’t that being swell headed with mistaken priorities? How much utility will we get from these offices? Desperate times call for desperate measures and the Labour party government is desperate. I know this move is nothing more than the Labour party trying to hold onto power even when their own polling shows that the populace is unhappy with it.

    • Ibo France
      April 5, 2019

      As usual, Mr. St. Jean, your comments are precisely accurate. This regime only sees people as votes to be hoodwinked and exploited. They easily catch the ignoramus, the glutton and the indolent. Any citizen, with a modicum of common sense combined with an iota of patriotism will NEVER give support to this supremely unscrupulous administration. To back the Skerrit-DLP regime is to support banditry and lawlessness.

  30. Karl Orndem
    April 5, 2019

    there is a C word i like to use to describe this man. This will all happen after the elections. No cleaned up list by the electoral commission, it is up to you and me as citizens to clean the list ourselves, No voter ID Cards, Continued bribery and bought votes even in cases that have been documented and reported, noone says or does anything. Same stuff all over. thats like the lay that mandates riders to wear helmets. they try and enforce it for one week then was back to business as usual in Dominica. Peter, you are a fool, as educated as you are.

    • %
      April 5, 2019

      This man is not educated!! He is haughty, rude and arrogant!!!
      Have you heard him address the ordinary man? As foolish as he is,he still believes that most of us look at him as a bright guy..
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

  31. LaPlaine Observer
    April 5, 2019

    We don’t want a National Identification Card. We need a Voter Identification Card. I can understand why this cabal is not advocating for Voter I.D Card, it’s because that puts them at a disadvantage and hence will eliminate the possibility of voter fraud. There’s no validating process to determine who’s eligible/ineligible to vote based a National Identification Card.

    • %
      April 5, 2019

      If Dominicans of good conscience accept that crap, then I finish with Dominica..I quit!!!
      People why can’t those of us who love Dominica rally to put a stop to that!!!
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

  32. Criminal Enterprize
    April 5, 2019

    The AG just needs to tell Skerrit to go to the parliament and push for amendments to make CRIMES Legal in Dominica. If they do that it will answer some of our questions once and for all. In so doing a person could kill, rape, steal and still become a Prime Minister or Minister of Finance, National Security Minister or any minister of government. Then anyone could become a police officer or even deputy Commissioner or inspector no matter what they did. Let’s just legalize crime and criminal activities and move on

  33. Langsal
    April 5, 2019

    kakarat.. best word to describe those ungodly men…

  34. JD
    April 5, 2019

    So long that news was on DBS.

    Geez

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