Baroness Scotland reappointed to complete term of office as Commonwealth Secretary-General

Scotland (right) at the CHOGM

Leaders of the Commonwealth have made a decision by consensus to reappoint Secretary-General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland, QC, for a further two years to complete the balance of her period in office.

The decision which was taken at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting now underway in Kigali, Rwanda, was announced in a statement released by the Commonwealth Secretariat earlier today.

The Dominica-born Scotland was facing a challenge from Jamaican Kamina Johnson-Smith who was named by her country, as a contender for the position of Commonwealth Secretary-General,

Jamaica’s nomination of Johnson-Smith for the position came in for criticism from Antigua and Barbuda’s prime minister, Gaston Browne who publicly described the decision as a “monumental error” while CARICOM said that their support was behind Scotland. 

Baroness Patricia Scotland had also called on Johnson-Smith to rethink her decision to challenge the position but despite the criticism, Johnson-Smith did not bow out.

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38 Comments

  1. Lin clown
    June 27, 2022

    There is a little black media whore in Dominica,who is constantly calling a white money launderer and jailbird to accuse the Prime Minister of corruption with the support of UWP and supporters.It is those crooks,traitors, vagabonds and haters of Skerrit,that Baroness told to go and suck salt.I agree 100%.Give those little black house N Rijock.

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  2. Man bite dogs
    June 27, 2022

    Ugly Lenny, Boris Johnson, Blue Monkeys all suckers Boris, is a disaster most British voters and his administrations wants to see the back of him he is a loser, Ugly Lenny, is another Crack head loser, come to think of it Lenny, and Boris is also blue colours monkeys and useless so naturally they would not be in favour of Baroness Scotland , a Labour supporter both in the UK and Dominica to win, but again when Pm Skerrit, put his hands on your shoulders Man/Woman you are a guarantee winner, and if I was Pm Skerrit, I would call a general election very soon that would send ugly Lenny, and his monkeys up the trees.

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  3. Lin clown
    June 27, 2022

    That is the level of stupidity IBO and Jonathan want the majority of Dominicans to carry like a badge of honour.They criticize the St.Joseph born Baroness Scotland,they said she would never be reappointed.Now they have exposed themselves as a pair of coonu,they are using the crawfish technique.

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    • Jonathan Y St Jean
      June 27, 2022

      @Lin clown, Britain must be a coonu also because Britain didn’t support her and it helped in her nomination first time around. Learn to read the tea leaves. Patricia is damaged goods. I don’t care what part of Dominca she is from but to inject herself into local politics whilst running to fill the position in the august body as the Commonwealth shows how low class she is. Also to tell citizens of Dominca to go suck salt is gutterish. Put a pig in a palace it still remains a pig.

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      • Man bite dogs
        June 28, 2022

        @Jonathan, Baroness Scotland, was talking directly to you lots nasty ugly Lenny, supporters and not Dominicans you know that go to hell.

        • Jonathan Y St Jean
          June 29, 2022

          @Man bites dogs, Patricia doesn’t need you to interpret for her nor to speak on her behalf. You are very uppity. Time for you to eat some humble pie and stay in your corner. Patricia spoke to all those who voted for all opposition parties and even those who cast protest ballots. He who exaults himself will be humbled. You are now declaring yourself to be a spokesperson when you were not considered. You are a nonentity as far as Patricia is concerned.

  4. Clear the air
    June 27, 2022

    Shows the meaningless pompous swamp of self-aggrandisement that still calls itself the Commonwealth.

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  5. dissident
    June 27, 2022

    27 – 24 was de vote.
    That’s a reflection on de man dat push her in de ring……. from de outside looking in de money didn’t do it…… not de dimples either. I think some just didn’t want to see Skerrit so embarrassed….. that was not a vote for Scotland ….. It’s de remnants of de choir singing praise for a misguided wanna be monarch.
    That says a lot about sousay sel…. fighting to represent de people she insult like it’s her final shred of dignity.

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  6. Lin clown
    June 26, 2022

    Anytime UWP and supporters are against something,that mean it is good.NEP they against.Yes we care they against.$300 monthly for senior citizens they against.Housing for the people they against.At election time they want to go to the same houses to campaign against Labour,and they expect hot water not to flow.UWP and supporters are against the Baroness just because she supports Labour.Waiting to hear Timothy and the media whore on this one.

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  7. Pipo
    June 26, 2022

    I’m sorry, but anyone insulting our people to go and suck salt if they do not agree with the Prime Minister of their country is unfit to be Secretary General of the Commonwealth. Baroness Scotland should have stayed out of local politics in the first place. She does not have my respect.

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  8. Cricket Zone
    June 25, 2022

    Jamiacans are just to disgusting. If Scotland was from Guyana and they told Jamiaca to stand down the would have listen. She is from Dominica they would never stand down to a small island woman. We as a people should be happy she is re-elected she is one of us. We like to cry down our people way too much and when we have no one making headway for us we complain. I don’t know much about her all I know her root is from Dominica that is enough for me.

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  9. Len prosper
    June 25, 2022

    Men of Dominica! You need to step up the plate. Stop the masquerading behind fictitious names on DNO like cowards, while women are out shining you on every stage in country. Give them some credit. Take a walk at your fresh food market. Are you not ashamed to see women leading while you seat aside complaining? Recent Work online graduation women leads. You can’t give your women any credit for shining, yet you continue to EXALT a man who walk inside another man’s house, cause serious lacerations to his face with a cutlass, and abducted a young teenage girl. Wake up and lead. Stop masquerading. Stop using what maybe wrong to justify evil. Give your women credit.
    What’s

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    • Marty
      June 29, 2022

      It appears you might have had a wet dream last night?

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  10. Ibo France
    June 25, 2022

    What has Baroness Scotland and the Commonwealth done thus far to alleviate the hunger, pain and misery from the daily lives of Dominicans?

    The Commonwealth is just a useless remnant of our colonial past. Has been a member bolstered job creation, raised the standard of living, or any real tangible gains to the citizens? The answer is a BIG, FAT NO!

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    • June 27, 2022

      At least, she has you and Francisco Telemakak soucaying sel. That is enough.

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    • Man bite dogs
      June 27, 2022

      Ibo, you are an evil nasty madman when last have you seen ” hunger pain and misery “in Dominica apart from when Edison James, so-called UWP was in government, nasty little animal get back to your grave mad butcher.

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      • Ibo France
        June 28, 2022

        Hunger, starvation, misery, poverty, mendicancy, homelessness, thievery, corruption, diseases are so widespread that only the members of the ruling cabal and their cronies escape.

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      • Jonathan Y St Jean
        June 29, 2022

        @Man bites dogs, you are politically blinded by the crumbs you received from the cabal. When Skerritt facilitated the departure of RUSM, which contributed 30% of GDP, DCP left under his watch, look at the number of small businesses which disappeared under his reign of ineptitude, agriculture on the back burner under his administration. The productive sector went into a comma because Skerritt can only focus on one thing at a time. He announced the next level of hotel dominance in the country and the ascendency of tourism with it yet after 20 years where are the mass influx of tourists as it’s the sale of passports which keeps the wheels of government turning and the people don’t have space to participate fully in economic development. Small business used to be the engine of growth but in Dominca this is a pipe dream. Given the scenario In the country many people are desperate and poor and hungry. He who feels it knows it.

  11. June 25, 2022

    Once Mr. Voodoo man was present there was no way that his best friend was going to lose. No way. Mr. Voodoo man has led the way for all his allies. Have you seen Mr. Voodoo man eyes lately? Take a look

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  12. Jonathan Y St Jean
    June 24, 2022

    Britain, where the Queen, the head of the Commonwealth resides, didn’t support the Baron- mess. She got the support from a lot of poor insignificant countries who are driven by ideology over the past evils of colonialism. However, she is presiding over the start of the demise of the Commonwealth. Prince Charles just gave the signal to those who wish to leave the Commonwealth. That will be her legacy.

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    • Man bite dogs
      June 27, 2022

      @Jonathan, what the hell do you know about the Queen she was the one that put her in that position with the title Baroness Scotland, you got stupid black man mentally like ugly Lenny, talking rubbish without knowing !!!

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      • Marty
        June 28, 2022

        Not the Queen, corrupt politicians in London did. The Queen only does what those politicians ask her to do. Right now, we have a PM in London who is almost as corrupt as yours in Roseau and equally as good a liars as the one in DA. The only difference between the UK and Dominica is that the electorate can only be fooled for a short time. Johnson will be gone witHin the next 5 month whilst yours in DA is probably there for another 25 years. I feel very sorry for DA

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        • Man bite dogs
          June 28, 2022

          @Marty, don’t try talking crap to me, I know more about London and the rest of UK than you do in a matter of fact I am a British citizen,
          Dominican citizen, and Spanish resident what are you??? maybe leaving in a social housing somewhere in England, you have no idea whom you dealing with Ok! Boris Johnson, is American born and a clown look what he did in Europe, and the British people you wouldn’t know about that would you because ugly Lenny, is your corrupt wicked spiritual or physical leader

          • Etienne H.
            June 29, 2022

            All along I knew that you are a very ignorant individual. To answer your question, I know very well who I am dealing with, a foolish little black man that came to England in the 60s, worked himself to the bones and still gets abused every day and live in a damp high rise council flat courtesy of the English taxpayer. There we have it. What a wise man you are. You are cut from the same cloth as that Telemakak, only difference he roams in the US courtesy of the US taxpayers.

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      • Jonathan Y St Jean
        June 29, 2022

        @Man bite dogs, answer one question. Did Britain support the reelection of the Baron-mess Patricia for the second term? No Britain campaigned against her. I wonder why. It’s not because I’ve got stupid black man mentality. Ask yourself why didn’t Britain support her the second time around? Then you will understand that you aren’t as smart as you think you are.

    • June 28, 2022

      I take it that poor countries and poor people hold no significance in this world
      as far as you are concerned. I am happy, brother, to know that you are not the Prime Minister of our beloved country Dominica. Thanks be to God.

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  13. dissident
    June 24, 2022

    You need to tell us the vote count so we can confirm that Skerrit influence was by de skin of his teeth!!!!!
    It was not a clean sweep!
    She only have time to pack her big suitcase….. good riddance

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  14. Sousey sel
    June 24, 2022

    So there was no vote, just a decision.

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  15. Man bite dogs
    June 24, 2022

    Please, please, please DNO let me be the first to congratulate Baroness Scotland, a proud Dominican a law maker in the UK and respected by the Queen, and all over the Commonwealth if not the World, well done you are blessed my lady good luck!!!!!

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    • Follow the Money
      June 27, 2022

      It’s the “British” commonwealth st*p*d. You need to build and support “Yours”, even though the savages will destabilize your efforts. You will succeed with determination and foresight, just see how others got there instead of piggybacking.

  16. Hooray
    June 24, 2022

    Yes. Dominica triumphed once again. Our leader commands enough respect to convince his colleagues. Go ahead Baroness, complete your term.

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  17. Concerned
    June 24, 2022

    Is there any disclosure of the reason for Jamaica’s decision?

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  18. Lin clown
    June 24, 2022

    Today Michael Timothy was telling the media whore,Baroness Scotland would not be reappointed.I hope Michael Timothy call the media whore and tell him both of them exposed themselves as a pair of AHOLES.Skerrit is king,unlike the expelled,deported money laundering JACKA.

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    • Ibo France
      June 26, 2022

      Welfare Clown, stop painting graffiti on the news site.

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  19. Me
    June 24, 2022

    Bad day for the Commonwealth.

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    • Braindamage
      June 24, 2022

      Sad day for the Commonwealth of Nations.. more salt to suck….

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    • Man bite dogs
      June 26, 2022

      @Me, “Bad day for the commonwealth” Ha Ha Ha bloody fool ugly Lenny, must be your dad!!!!!!

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