Police Chief, Daniel Carbon, has sent out a warning that there will be no protest outside Parliament which convenes today.
The opposition United Workers Party (UWP) has called on all “patriotic Dominicans” to go down to the Parliament building and let it be known that the people are not accepting a Bill to amend the House of Assembly (Elections) Act.
According to the UWP, the amendments will legalize treating and bribery, which are electoral offences in Dominica. The government has shot down the claim, saying bribery and treating will remain on the books.
Carbon said he is mandated by law to provide security at Parliament.
“I have my operation in place,” he said. “I have my mandate by law. Parliament will proceed and parliament will be provided with maximum security,” he stated.
He stated that no one should come close to the building to disturb the proceedings.
“Again I am warning that people should not down to Parliament to disturb the proceeding of Parliament,” he noted. “Parliament is our highest court, Parliament is a solemn place and Parliament is where the business of parliamentarians and the business of the Commonwealth of Dominica must take place.”
He added, “I am asking all those with their intentions to be guided accordingly.”