Dublin-Prince blasts The Chronicle

Josephine Dubin-Prince

President of the Dominica National Council of Women (DNCW), Josephine Dublin-Prince, has come out swinging at local newspaper, The Chronicle, for publishing an article which she said was both ‘outrageous and misleading.’

In the article, published on November 30, entitled “Enemies within the DNCW” it is alleged that the organization has shunned from advocating for and on behalf of victims of gender based violence.

But according to Dublin-Prince, this is not true. “The DNCW take great offense at the editorial and article which to our minds was a strategy to increase sales and not really pointing to the many positive work DNCW continues to do. It is coated with many assumptions, allegations and untruths,” she wrote in a letter to The Chronicle. “The DNCW have never shunned from advocating for and on behalf of victims of Gender based violence.”

She pointed out that advocating on behalf of victims of gender based violence is the core of DNCW’s programme. “In every organization there will never be 100 percent agreement on anyone issue. This has to be respected. But it does not mean that there are enemies from within that organization,” Dublin-Prince said.

She said the DNCW has been involved in many programmes including the UN-financed Violence Against Women (WAW) project entitled “Sectoral Approach to Eradicating Gender-based Violence Against Women and Girls.”

“Seven organizations both Government and non government were engaged as partners focusing on several activities in an effort to  ensure  positive outcomes which will benefit the public and contribute towards best practice to deal with this inhumane act against women and girls,” Dublin-Prince noted. “One such strategy was an all boys and all male leaders workshop, discussion with the judiciary, engaging the media including the new Chronicle, talk on the block, engaging the policy and decision –makers. The popular wake up call 1& 2 were as a result of this project as this documentary exposes the demerits of spousal abuse and gender based violence. DNCW was very  much at the centre of these activities.”

She went on to say that on October 16, DNCW received an award from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) “for its contribution to initiative in food security, women economic empowerment, agricultural development, future positive contribution to reduction in import of food which can be grown locally.”

Other activities the DNCW are involved in, according to Dublin-Prince include: a short stay family crisis programme, recognition of selected parents on Father’s and Mother’s Day for their contribution to their families, among others.

“Your skills in journalism would be better used to positively promote the need for such an organization as DNCW which after 26 years continue to champion the cause and for being an advocate for women and their families,” Dublin-Prince wrote.

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  1. ______________
    December 17, 2012

    This is our most reputable paper. I believe it.

    • Justice and Truth
      December 17, 2012

      Everyone is free to provide his/her opinion. How often whatever people say and do could be misinterpreted and create a problem. There are times when we read, we must re-read and even pray to God to help us to discern our interpretation of what we read.

  2. linky
    December 17, 2012

    on the chronicle u want to pass your stress.

  3. observant
    December 17, 2012

    You can light the fire. Our level of education is way past that comment of ‘smoke does not come out without fire’.

    However, the Chronicle has to try and increase its sales for real

  4. Peeping Tom
    December 17, 2012

    Dat Chronicle again!!!

  5. Truth
    December 17, 2012

    :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: :?: I’m not on island ,so this means i’ve not readthe article.But i have no doubt that the paper in question may be publishing some truth knowing how institutions in Dominica functions.Most if not all institutions on the island is just names on paper or what one would call a rubber stamp.We all from Dominica knows that most people who holds positions are not really good at what they do,it’s just an employment position that they hold,especially when they are appointed by the polititions in power.We crucufied Bellot for his views and analysis on the public service,but we know that they are really not productive people and sometimes it’s no fault of theirs.It’s just that they hold positions to please those in power and can’t really do the job due to lack of experience and don’t have the know how.These institution just exist,but nonfunctional. :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: :?:

    • Justice and Truth
      December 17, 2012

      I am not in Dominica. I recall reading the article pertaining to gender, if it is the same article. However, there is a difference in asking questions and another in attacking. People could assume what which was never meant to be.

  6. South Beach FL
    December 17, 2012

    Good Work Chronicle you said the Gospel Truth.
    Organisations in Dominica are not above board.
    They cherry pick based on Political affiliations.

    That’s why Dominica is The Poorest in the Eastern Caribbean!!

    They lack integrity at all levels, they are afraid To call a spade a spade..

    I never respect aspects in Dominica as they have This timid a slavery mentality in them!

  7. cece
    December 17, 2012

    All u mouth shut. Had the heading read…. Pregnant for a married man…all u would have plenty to say… Maychastay.

  8. Cant't Find a Job
    December 17, 2012

    The Chronicle has become as irrelavant as the political owner.

    The Chronicle was relevent for the Dame in her time and now it has been reduced to just a antagonizing irritant to the masses.

    December 17, 2012

    The Chronicle has lost all credibility as a newspaper. Just count the number of columnists who, week after week, write negative stories about the government and the country. Where is the balance and fairness that is required of the media? Now that the paper is running out of negative things to write about the government, it is now targetting the non-governmental agencies. I fully support the President of the DNCW. Just look out for the venom that will come from the paper in retaliation to the DNCW letter. That can never be the conscience of the nation.

    December 17, 2012


  11. blessed baby
    December 17, 2012

    i went to dncw. had a very serious case. one that could result in death. at the end of the week, i didnt cry only because i was in the situation, but i also cried because they took my bef, and didnt even give the slightest hope that they would help. i cannot even remember getting sound advice, or good referral they could check up on. i just went in, gave bef, and came out with my same depression.

    so i know they are not responsible for me, big deal, but whats the point of this association if you cant help a woman and kids in a crucial situation.

    ps.. i wasnt looking for handouts

    • Justice and Truth
      December 17, 2012

      There are times your best bet is to confide and/or speak to a good friend, if you have one (I hope). If possible go to a lawyer who handles such cases. Going to some people and as also men (no discrimination), you will not receive any satisfaction or worthwhile advice.
      Surely, there should be an institution as someone in authority in the DA social service department who could assist you.

  12. Jude Nicholas
    December 17, 2012

    Notice she is not specifying the parts of the article that is false.

  13. poggy
    December 17, 2012

    these people are to hypocritical with regards to the issues which are out there…you will remain quiet when ministers are alledged to sexually abuse women,promise of jobs,scholarship, house, land and so on. what about the attempted murder of gon emmanuel’s wife.
    she never said anything

    what a sorry place
    if the

  14. Anonymous
    December 17, 2012

    The press must get its facts right!!

  15. Truth
    December 17, 2012

    Smoke doesnt come out without fire, I think there is some truth to what was published in the Chronicle.

    • Anonymous
      December 17, 2012

      I also believe the Chronicle’s publication.

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