NJAM continues to advocate for electoral reform with Meet and Greet on Wheels this Sunday

The National Joint Action Movement (NJAM) will continue its electoral reform efforts with a Meet and Greet on Wheels for Electoral Reform on Sunday 27th February 2022.

According to an NJAM press release, this is in keeping with one of the organization’s objectives to educate and mobilize the Dominican population on the need for electoral reform before the next general elections and is a follow-up to the Virtual Electoral Rally held on February 7th when the NJAM Roadmap to electoral reform was launched,

The event will commence at 10:00 a.m. at Pointe Michel and will end at Castle Bruce.

The release adds that during the event, NJAM will share electronic copies of the existing Commonwealth of Dominica electoral legislation together with legislation from other Caribbean countries including Barbados and Jamaica, to urge the Dominican population to familiarize themselves with the electoral process in our sister Caribbean countries and to develop expectations of what should be obtained in any revised legislation for the Commonwealth of Dominica.

NJAM says it will also release to the public, a list of recommendations that must be included in any revised electoral legislation for the Commonwealth of Dominica.

The release goes on to state that these recommendations will be presented to Sir Dennis Byron (who has been employed by the Dominica government to advance the process of electoral reform) at a scheduled meeting to discuss the matter within the next few days.

NJAM further encourages the Dominican population to ignore all rumors of an imminent general election within the next few months since, according to the organization, this is considered a ploy to test the tolerance and patience of the Dominican people.

“NJAM is quite aware of the copy-cat tendencies of the Prime Minister and his wish to imitate the actions of Prime Minister Mia Motley in Barbados, but the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica must be warned that any attempt to call a snap election without the necessary electoral reforms will be met with the wrath of the Dominican people,” cautioned the recently-revamped advocacy group for electoral reform.

In its release, NJAM reassures the Dominican population that the onward march to electoral reform in the Commonwealth of Dominica “is alive and well” and invites all Dominicans to be part of the Meet and Greet on Wheels for Electoral Reform on Sunday 27th February 2022.

NJAM encourages all participants to adhere to all Covid-19 protocols and to observe social distancing and insists, “there will be no public gatherings and everyone will be expected to remain in their motor vehicle.”

Declaring electoral reform for the Commonwealth of Dominica in 2022 “a must”, NJAM calls on Dominicans to join the struggle for electoral reform by being part of electoral reform groups in the various villages.

“This is Dominica’s quest for Free and Fair elections, the Democratic Right of ALL Citizens,” the release concludes.

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15 Comments

  1. February 25, 2022

    Kent Vital, you are getting know where with your meet and greet on wheels. Make sure you got enough air in your tires. I might send “Tom Brady” to deflate them.

  2. Lin clown
    February 23, 2022

    Fact (1) UWP won the 1995 election with 34.36% of the votes
    Fact(2) the population of Dominica in 1995 was71,098
    Fact(3) when UWP lost the election in 2000,the population was 69,650.
    Fact(4)between 1995 and 2000 the population of Dominica,under UWP dropped by 1,448.
    Fact(5) the majority of the decrease in population were young people
    Fact(6)the population has never dropped since Skerrit took the reigns of power
    Fact(7)DNO is getting a high fever posting those facts.

    ADMIN: Your statements are misleading and your claim that the population has never dropped under the current administration is false.

    According to the latest information from the statistical division the population dropped from the 2001 census figure of 71,242 to 70,739 in 2011 (based on data given in the population and housing census 2011).

    Population decline is consistent with the fact that registered births have steadily decreased while registered deaths have increased.

    You can read more on the specifics of the population decline in this article we published in 2020: https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/dominicas-next-population-and-housing-census-to-be-taken-in-2021/
    You can access the full 2011 census report here: https://stats.gov.dm/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2011-Population-and-Housing-Census.pdf

    • Ibo France
      February 23, 2022

      DNO, you have stepped out of your comfort zone and have made an effort to correct the disinformation and many false assertions. You need to challenge public statements made by the DLP, UWP or even me if you have doubt about their veracity.

      ADMIN: We regularly correct disinformation whenever we are aware of it – particularly in this forum.

      You recall that we have challenged the veracity of some of your statements and you have expressed your displeasure in turn.

      We are not perfect but we do endeavor to apply the standard of truth to everyone regardless of race, colour creed or political affiliation.

  3. Jey Jey
    February 22, 2022

    NJAM is making me proud of my Country once more. This goal for electoral reform will be accomplished because Light is greater than Darkness. The only person who is shitting in his pants is the KING 👑 ….. SKE-RAT. This …..is in his very last term as pm. Dominica has suffered too much under this undertaker. Dominica is unkempt, dirty, filthy, poor, and has become the main den for thieves and robbers under this undertaker. Change is coming. I would like NJAM to address the Dominica police force to remind them of their responsibility to the citizens of the country; of the oath they swear to uphold. Remind them of the severe consequences that could be handed down to them if they are found in violation of their oath. They, the police 👮 officers weren’t hired and paid with tax payers money to act as Skeritt’s personal security guard and to Illegally carry out his malicious actions and cruelty on the Dominican people. Let them know that they are being watched by the public and recorded.

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  4. Ibo France
    February 22, 2022

    To effect any major political change there must be three distinct things. Everything starts with an IDEA. The IDEA must be VERBALISED and VENTILATED. Thirdly, it then must be supported with ACTION.

    NJAM’s efforts to bring about a fair and credible electoral system are commendable. What is most crucial to accomplish a positive outcome to this particular effort is a groundswell of devout support and commitment from the ordinary people.

    Dominicans, this is a viable opportunity to make fundamental and positive changes to the most important system of our governance. Grab it with both hands. Be on the right side of history. This is for posterity.I’m

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  5. Lin clown
    February 22, 2022

    If this Labour party government EVER introduce electoral reform in favour of NJAM the will meet the wrath of the PEOPLE.They will know how the Labour party was catapolted out of office in 1979.The election observers said the 2019 election held in Dominica was free and fair and reflected the will of the PEOPLEAny breach of the law by NJAM or any of their supporters the leaders will pay.

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    • Jey Jey
      February 22, 2022

      @ lil clown..It’s very obvious that you are running scared. So is your labor fools party. NJAM will not be intimidated by Morokoys like you. You are desperate in continuing to ripoff our country but people like you will pay for your illegalities in this government system.

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  6. February 21, 2022

    But y these Njam people don’t go sleep in their bed

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    • Ibo France
      February 22, 2022

      Changes even for the collective good of the entire population of a community are often very difficult. With people like DA Roots, ignorance is bliss, and common sense is not so common. Truly pathetic!

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      • February 23, 2022

        I would like to take you on, one and one. Let’s talk about this and understand what we talking about. You keep on singing the same song over and over again. And it takes us absolutely nowhere.

        • Ibo France
          February 23, 2022

          @Jey Jey
          What you have written about the autocratic, despotic tyrant and his spineless cabinet members is the uncomfortable but undeniable truth.

          NJAM should be highly rated and commended. Dominica needs many more advocacy groups to enlighten the electors and the general population. Corrupt politicians are mortally afraid of an informed electorate.

          The biggest enemy of the Dominican people is the Dominican people. While the country is being savaged, they remained indifferent, allowing their once thriving democracy to crumble while autocracy takes its place.

    • Lin clown
      February 22, 2022

      Let me let the Ahole jj know Lin Clown shoke hands with two different heads of state in two different countries in two different categories.That is called NATIONAL SERVICE.Dominica will never be handed to,arsonists,crooks,terrorists,money launderers,traitors ,habitual criminals and vagabonds.

      • Jey Jey
        February 22, 2022

        @ Lin clown…. You should be the “BIG CLOWN.” So you “shoke hands”? No surprise that you a Laborite. You people are not able to read and spell. No wonder your only order of business is to sell passport on the black market and the proceeds go to all the enablers like you. You are koshornie. You live in the laboo/labor filth. Your Clown 🤡.

  7. Ibo France
    February 21, 2022

    All honest and right thinking Dominicans should ask themselves this one question. Why is Mr. Skerrit, the members of his Cabinet and his enablers are fighting tooth and nail against this quest by the electors to have a level playing field in every electoral contest going forward?

    This fight for free and fair elections in Dominica is neither an Opposition nor a NJAM thing. It’s a national issue which affects not only every living Dominican but also those who are yet unborn.

    Politics affects everything. It affects your job, wages, salariies, basic services you get, quality of life you live, I mean every single aspect of your life. It is therefore of utmost importance that we get the government that we really vote for. All fraud, trickery, bribery, corrupt practices should be eliminated from the electoral system.

    The efforts of NJAM come from the people. The voice of the people is the voice of God.Let HONESTy reign.

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