Review of Dominica’s laws underway


A comprehensive review of Dominica’s laws is underway Attorney General Levi Peter has revealed.

Peter told opening of the 2011/12 law year on Tuesday that money laundering, violence, public order and bail are among areas that will be given attention in a review of the laws.

“Work has already begun in this regard. The long overdue process of a comprehensive review of our laws which has not been done for over 20 years has begun. Additionally, a number of pieces of legislation, focusing on identified deficiencies in our criminal justice system are to be considered and brought forwards shortly to address a wide range of concerns,” Peter said.

He said consultation, engagement and corporation between the governments through the ministry of legal affairs, specific stakeholders and the wider community will be required.

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  1. Cerberus
    September 22, 2011

    Never mind new laws, observing- & applying the existing ones would be a good start!

  2. Anonymous
    September 22, 2011

    I would not get too excited about that just yet since the Ministry of Tourism and Legal Affairs sleeps on everything that comes their way. The minister and the AG are two of a kind. Its sad

  3. Anonymous
    September 22, 2011

    Wow finally! A review of Dominica’s laws!! Do they really mean that? I thought we were stuck in time, not wanting to move. Well….finally…..Let’s all hope and pray that this will be done in a true just process, not specifically targetting certain people.

  4. NIS
    September 21, 2011

    WOW! Well if you people already have all dat to say already, and nothing specific is yet to be proposed, how can we have civil discourse in dis country? John, Eddo et all in de opposition, have been calling for a review of our laws. We all agree that our laws ought to be. So why do you cry cry babies have all this negativity spewing even before one single specific law has been recommended? If you have suggestions, make them; if not, jus wait to see what de proposed reviews are gonna be. Dats why government and independent-minded, non-alligned people like me don’t take the opposition seriously. Because allu crying wolf even before allu see de wolf.

    • NIS
      September 21, 2011

      Hold allu fire for when allu really need it noh man!!

  5. Josette
    September 21, 2011

    The current atmosphere in D/a is not condusive to changing or amending any laws. This should be left to a more relaxed administration and in the coming years.

  6. Debbie
    September 21, 2011

    No one takes your seriousily Peter……….

  7. namich2008
    September 21, 2011

    Did he mention Specific stakeholders……

    I wonder who these stakeholders might be. I smell something fishy.

    • NIS
      September 21, 2011

      stakeholders, like the political parties, etc….

  8. Macho Man
    September 21, 2011

    that going and cause one big roro in Dominica…just wait..

  9. Good ways
    September 21, 2011

    I want to commend you Mr Levi this is long over due and you seem and i stress seems to be making an effort, lets hope that there wont be numerous first readings of these laws or years passing and we still working on them. please give your best effort we are depending on you.

  10. Joe
    September 21, 2011

    Enforcement of current laws on the books, such as the Noise act, and new cyber laws is what’s actually needed. That’s why some Dominicans devastate others with noise while police drive by, and sometimes partake in the lawlessness just to fit in.

    But I suspect from the latest chatter in the air they’re aiming at changing the Buggary/anti-sodomy law which may be the main reason behind this exercise; The result of which Dominicans will have to take to the streets.

      September 22, 2011

      You said it brother, Amerikkka made buggery ok now so in true dumbnican fashion we must follow suit.

      Too bad murder isn’t as pertinent an issue to be dealt with….but buggery oh yea….top of our list….SMH!!!

  11. Remember the Bible
    September 21, 2011

    And de senior counsel in the background telling all what to do?? Jesus Christ help Dominica!

  12. Remember the Bible
    September 21, 2011

    Oh my God!!! Who is going to do this review? Levi Peter and Alick Lawrence. Alas please Dominicans be very, very, very, very vigilant and make sure you PARTICIPATE FULLY in this process. I beg!

    September 21, 2011

    Yes Dominicans, it coming.Public protest is going to be banned.No bail for persons arrested during this gatherings,watch out in coming,is down the road we going into dictatorship mark my words,time will tell??????????????????????? DO NOT BE SUPRISED…

  14. ineedfree
    September 21, 2011



  15. Free Thinker
    September 21, 2011

    The elected Opposition must return to the House. This is critical and must be dealt with in an informed and mature manner.

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