Step down from Integrity Commission – Savarin to Alleyne

Savarin (right), Alleyne

Minister for National Security, Immigration and Labour Charles Savarin has told Sir Brian Alleyne to step down from the Integrity Commission on matters he deems as misconduct and for Alleyne’s alleged acquisition of a foreign passport.

Savarin, through Alick Lawrence Chambers, has told Alleyne in a letter that he stands to be disqualified from the commission after admitting he is a citizen of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Alleyne had made reference to him being a citizen of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, when he spoke at a public forum at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus here last December.

“In view of your public admission, our client [Charles Savarin], believes it is imperative that, in view of section 5 (b) of the Integrity in Public Office Act, he brings the question of your very possible disqualification as a Member of the Integrity Commission to your attention,” Savarin said through the correspondence.

In the letter dated 04 March 2011 Savarin, through the Alick Lawrence attorneys, states that Alleyne like any other member of the Integrity Commission, “must not act publicly or make statements in a tone or manner, which raises serious questions of the independence and impartiality or misconduct on the part of that member”.

According to the letter, Alleyne has made several public comments in which he has claimed that Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and members of the Dominica cabinet may be dishonest.

The letter further states that Savarin has credible information that Sir Brian Alleyne has been attending political meetings of the Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) and the Partnership for Democracy and Development (PDD), as well as meetings with several members of the United Workers Party (UWP).

“It is our client’s view that you may not be qualified to be a member of the Integrity Commission,” the letter pointed out, adding that the statements of Alleyne and his presence at political meetings of the opposition, are strong enough to suggest he is biased against the Dominica cabinet “and ought not to continue to be a member of the Integrity Commission”.

“Our client is of the view that you ought to immediately resign your position on the Integrity Commission,” the letter said.

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120 Comments

  1. ...
    March 12, 2011

    we should remember that the fight is not against flush but against demons in high places. so we should jus brace ourselves for d worst, believe it or not!

  2. stupes eh
    March 12, 2011

    Pot calling kettle black……….. hmmmmm

  3. plaway
    March 12, 2011

    we are having the forces of nature recking havoc on the earth and instead of praying for the healing of the world we blasting one another may God have mercy on us befor the moth end another major diaster will strick DOMINICANS HUSH YOUR MOUTH

  4. Look at that
    March 12, 2011

    Look who is asking for someone to stepdown. well well. Is that a joke or what. Saverin is a mad mad. I knew it. What is saverin’s importance in Dominica anyway? I think we should just ignore saverin and just not talk about him. When we talk about him it makes him feel important. Tha’s the last comment I will say on saverin.

  5. PAIN
    March 12, 2011

    Mr. Savarin is using the tatics of ” Setting a thief to catch a thief”

  6. naturelover
    March 11, 2011

    Good topic for discussion i think, if there is merit to the points made then let the chips fall,Freedom of Expression has RESPONSIBILITIES TOO—

  7. Anonymous
    March 11, 2011

    Hit them hard Charlo; continue to be vigilant and assertive. Never let up the pressure. The majority of Dominicans are with you. The combined tactic of you being the enforcer and Skerrit being the psychologist is working; the opposition’s back is against the wall.

    • My Pressure Up
      March 11, 2011

      Total nonsense. You must either be under the spell of the Young Chavez (Dictator) or be singing for your supper too.

      • Anonymous
        March 11, 2011

        If Anonymous is not being sarcastic he/she is downright ignorant about everything around him/her!

      • Again
        March 12, 2011

        Well said anonymous. Let’s be mature about this. Simply put, once you align yourself with a political party, you should be disqualified. It’s that simple and nothing about Dictator crap.. So My Pressure Up, yes your pressure is up.

  8. Mahaut
    March 11, 2011

    Let us all Dominicans come out to support Sir Brian when the call comes out to do that . Do not be afraid to show your face for Justice and accountability in Da Govt.

    Woe be unto a nation that give a kid to be its leader!!! Da !! Take heed!!

    • ONE LOVE
      March 12, 2011

      Every step of the way.

  9. Gary
    March 11, 2011

    Why is it some people use political linings and affiliations first as a criteria to determine and justify what is wrong and what is right even though the facts are there before them to see and decipher the true. It is always as if the truth is relative as to what Political Party you support and the truth in it self is not worthy at all.

    The comments made by the Hon Charles Savarin raises serious question about the credibility of Sir Brian Alleyne as it relates to him being a Member of the integrity Commission. We do not seem to understand that when you are appointed and entrusted to certain positions requiring serving the public interest, certain things are expected of you and one of them is that your personal beliefs on certain matters and affiliations should always take back seat and not be flaunted by you openly in the public view. Example you cannot have Judges or even Magistrates going about expressing beliefs on certain matters openly and expect to be looked at favorably by the public when it comes to dispensing justice.

    The one thing that really bothers me about Sir Brian is his public comments regarding the PM case before the courts. Here is a man who held the office of Chief Justice and is ignoring one of the fundamental aspects of the Law pertaining to an accused person, that is, a person is innocent until
    proven guilty, well isn’t the PM entitled to that provision under Law like any other person who is accused. I’m not saying that Sir Brian should not have his opinion, on the matter but knowing his
    former stature and position I think he should have been more diplomatic, but again who is me to tell Sir Brian how to express him self.

    • Eye See
      March 11, 2011

      Be informed that this is what demonstrates his INDEPENDENCE.

      • legally wrong
        March 12, 2011

        GARY….

        this is the point. WHEN ONE HOLD A POSITION OF COMMISSIONER ON THE INTEGRITY IN PUBLIC OFFICE COMMISSION YOU HAVE TO RESERVE YOUR OPINION IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN.

        SIR. ALLAYNE OUGHT TO HAVE KNOWN THAT.

        IF HE DID’NT THEN HE SHOULD RESIGN FORTHWITH.

        THE RULES AND LAWS ARE TO BE UPHELD AND NOT BE BROKEN….MUCH LESS TO BE BROKEN BY A FORMER CHIEF JUSTIS AND A SEATING MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC OFFICE COMMISSION.

        THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS ONE CANT BE A SEATING MEMBER OF IPOC AND CRITICIZE THE PEOPLE WHO IS RESPONSIBLE OF PAYING YOU. NOT EVEN AT YOUR HOME. THIS MAN HAS NO PRINCIPLE.

        • wesleyman
          March 13, 2011

          You sound intelligent enoug, so the word is sitting not seating. Try that next time.

      • no more
        March 12, 2011

        The question is what does the act say? You CANNOT be affiliated to any political party or show that you are bias to one or two, as in the case of Sir Brian.

    • ONE LOVE
      March 12, 2011

      Hi GARY —— what is YOUR position about skerritt’s illegality — should Sir Bri accept wrong like some others do? I KNOW YOU CAN’T ANSWER but my question speaks to others

      • free
        March 13, 2011

        we are dealing with this issue. give us your take on it ONE LOVE. WE NO YOU WONT ANSWER. IF YOU DO YOU HAVE TO TIE ALL YOU POLITICAL MASTER THE PM INTO IT. LIVE HIM OUT AND DEAL WITH AT HAND.

    • --------------
      March 13, 2011

      GARY IT SEEMS AS THOUGH YOU GETTING YOUR CUT TOO.
      you all think the man in all you coco maca. when something is wrong it is wrong not right. that is why everybody shutting their flapers in this country and in the end we will well regret it. OPEN ALL YOU MOUTH BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. mr alleyn did the right thing to speak out of the things the foolish man is doing in this country. mr. alleyn is a man of PRINCIPLE put it in your pipe and smoke it.
      that is who all you skeritt follower following :twisted: the devil

  10. he who hesitates is lost
    March 11, 2011

    Lost every election he contested…now has to be appointed

    • sukouyan
      March 13, 2011

      That is not true. He won the Roseau seat twice

  11. Frustrated
    March 11, 2011

    When did we as a people start attacking each other just because someone carries dual citizenship/dual passports? The original constitution mentions such citizenships requirements in regard to specific positions in elected government. It was not meant as a blanket disapproval of all Dominicans who obtain either through birth or other measures dual citizenship and who, through their own volition, is trying to do the best for their country.

  12. TEAM
    March 11, 2011

    If Brian Alleyne is acting in contradiction to the governing constitution of the IPO maybe he should resign however it is rather interesting that Charles and AQlick Lawrence is asking Brian Alleyne to resign when right within their bread basket are two guys who are illegally occupying government ministries. and refuses to step down.

    If educating the people about the constitution is wrong then Brian Alleyne should resign. Unlike Tony Astaphan Mr Alleyne is just telling the country the truth.

    What it looks like to me is that the DLP is afraid of Mr Alleyne simply because of the information that Alleyne has. And that they cannot get rid of him.

    Alick , Tony and company can bring in Bajans to tell us our laws suck and that due process of law will be delayed so that the very same ones who break the law can seat in office yet Brian Alleyne does not have the right to demand that our constitution be respected .

    Lord Have Mercy on Dominica.

    • free
      March 12, 2011

      TEAM

      WHY IS IGNORANCE YOUR BREAD WINNER? HOW CAN THE TWO (2) GUYS STEP DOWN WHEN YOUR PARTY HAVE THEM IN COURT? HOW CAN RON GREEN TALKING ABOUT PRINCIPLE CRITICIZING THE PRIME MINISTER CALLING HIM WICKED BY STAYING IN THE POSITION OF PM AND NOT STEPPING DOWN WHEN HE RON GREEN STAYED AS A MEMBER OF A GOVERNMENT…..AS MINISTER OF EDUCATION SPORTS AND YOUTH AFFAIRS FOR FIVE LONG YEARS WHILE HE WAS A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATE?

      WHERE IS THE CONSISTENCY? WHY HE DID’NT SAY HE WAS WICKED TO HAVE HELD THE POSITION AS WELL.

      YOU AND THESE GUYS ARE JUST THE SAME. WHEN IT SUIT YOU ITS OK…WHEN IT DOES’NT THEN ITS WRONG.

      • team
        March 13, 2011

        Not worthy of response you ignoramus 8-O

        • HELP TEAM PLEASE
          March 13, 2011

          WE DON’T EXPECT YOU TO GIVE A WORTHY RESPONSE BECAUSE YOU CANT DISPUTE THE FACT THAT ONE OF YOUR LEADER IN THE THREE HEADED PARTY (RON GREEN) HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FROM 1995-2009 AS A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATE.

          IF THE COMMENT OF FREE IS NOT WORTHY OF A RESPONSE THEN I THINK YOU ARE THE IGNORAMUS. :-P :-P :roll:

  13. marco pollo
    March 11, 2011

    some of allu guys really missing de point. wat saverin is saying that if alleyne can go in forum n talk about skerrit he also is a delequent. come on is not about attacking skerrit.dont forget skerrit is in court concerning dual citizenship,so therefore wat saverin saying due to de laws of de commission he to should step down

    • Eye See
      March 11, 2011

      Then take Sir Alleyne to court too. And let the process take its toll like Skerritt.
      If Savarin knows to call for the immediate resignation of Sir Alleyne, he should have so advised the PM to do the same rather than go to court

      • HELP TEAM PLEASE
        March 13, 2011

        SIR BRIAN ALLEYNE IS NOT AN ELECTED MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOOLS. HIS IS AN APPOINTED MEMBER OF THE IPO AND HE CANT AND OUGHT NOT TO SHOW HIS POLITICAL SIDES ACCORDING TO THE RULES AND LAWS WHICH GOVERNS THE COMMISSION. HE SIGN AGREEING TO IT.

        SO WHY SHOULD HE BE SHOWING HIS POLITICAL BIAS AND EVEN ATTENDING POLITICAL MEETINGS.

        CAN YOU IMAGING IF ANY THING COMES TO THE COMMISSION AGAINST THE PRIME MINISTER AND BRIAN ALLEYNE HAVE TO SEAT ON IT WHAT HIS OUT COME WOULD BE?

        HE WOULD PUT THE COUNTRY IN PROBLEM. EVEN IF THE PRIME MINISTER IS INNOCENT OF THE ACCUSATIONS. HE OUGHT TO NO BETTER THAN THAT.

        SO HE BETTER PUT HIS SKIN OUT BEFORE WE TAKE HIM TO COURT.

  14. TRUT
    March 11, 2011

    WHEN HELL’S FIRE START TO FALL ON DEM WICKED LABOURITES….DOMINICA WOUNT HAVE ENOUPH RIVER TO OUT DAT FIRE!!!…..EVEN THE LONGEST ROPE HAS AN END!!!….AND ALL LABOURITE IN EVERY CRAB HOLE HAVE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS WHEN THAT FIRE COME!!!!!!

    • ONE LOVE
      March 12, 2011

      8-O but savarin not a Labourite —– he is a SAVARINITE

  15. GEMM
    March 11, 2011

    dat savarin man need prayer. He woant everybody to step down so he can step up. He needs to move he is a two edged sword.

  16. pat
    March 11, 2011

    people please join hands together and pray stop bashing each other see what happened in japan.
    give peace a chance

  17. Cerberus
    March 11, 2011

    One thing is puzzling . For a man normally so vocal, renowned for a verbal flow that is released with spontaneity and difficult to stem, why the need to issue this opinion in a missive through a lawyer? Please Mr. Savarin, elucidate for us, lower mortals of lesser intellect so that we may learn.

    • wesleyman
      March 13, 2011

      HA………. 8-O

  18. IPO
    March 11, 2011

    5. A person shall not be qualified to be APPOINTED as a member of the Commission if that person-
    a) is a person in public or is otherwise excercising a public function;
    b) would otherwise be disqualified to be a member of the House of Assembly;
    c) has, at any time during three years immediately precedeing the date of appointment,been a public officer; or
    d)has,at any time during five years immediately preceding the date of appointment,held office in a political party.

    • Cerberus
      March 11, 2011

      you mean to say that the people appointing the commission were delinquent?

    • Traveler
      March 11, 2011

      Very well! Who gave Sir Brian the assignment? Weren’t they aware of his dual citizenship status? Or they just thought that since Dominica was an anything goes country no one would care once Sir Brian was doing the bidding of Skerrit. Which I think he is doing to a point… However, I agree with the person who suggested that Tony is behind this, they want to muddy the water to disqualify Sir Brian because they don’t like that fact that he is making statements contrary to what they expected of him… And just in case the lazy, inept commission should do their jobs and investigate the nonsense that is going on in this regime, and want to make sure they discredit Sir Brain thinking that it will be a reason to dispute the findings… You Dominicans are dealing with some diabolically nefarious characters… My take

    • My Pressure Up
      March 11, 2011

      If he is disqualified just fire Sir Brian Alleyne, what is the point/necessity of issuing a self-serving statement asking for his resignation through a cunning lawyer.

    • Eye See
      March 11, 2011

      Based all all that you said, I conclude that

      1.a lot of those presently sitting on the commission are disqualified. Especially on basis of point c).
      (for example the lady from the west coast)

      2.that the selectors of persons to sit on the commission and maybe the commission in itself are inept. If they have so failed to exercise due diligence in this preliminary function, I don’t see how they are capable of functioning when it comes to pin pointing and pulling up those in public office who are in violation.

    • tee
      March 13, 2011

      DOMINICANS GET IT THROUGH YOU ALL HEAD
      once you are not for this government they will fire you. there is no law in this country. there is no constuitutshawn in this country.

      may god have mercy on ma dominique she haven’t got a say in her own office

  19. aye
    March 11, 2011

    the DLP is self distructing ( signs of the times)

  20. Sum Fing Not Wong
    March 11, 2011

    So Brio should step down? Boy, Charlo is just more jokes. I cant recall Charlo asking Skerro or Peter Pepper to step down! It seems that everyone who speaks his mind on the nonesense going on in Cabinet should be disciplined.

  21. ha ha
    March 11, 2011

    It seems that, anyone speaking anyting against the current Gov’t qualify to come under fire they DLP officials and supporter man. so, pple in public office should just be careful. freedom of expression is now under serious attack

    • Justice For All
      March 11, 2011

      Ha Ha freedom of expression has never been under fire, what is under fire is proper etiquette and respect for others, say, your parents and those in authority. By that I mean, you’re expected to express yourself at your parents home, but it’s unethical and considered rude and out of place to address your parents and your elders in a disrespectful way.

      Freedom of expression does not in any way allows you to say what you want when you want without consequences, for that very reason, the law makes it illegal to swear in certain places. As an intelligent person, you cannot tell your employer what you want and think there will be no consequences. There are also rules in the work place.

      Just for your info, there was that Bajan guy who told his Trini colleague,” Last night I curse up my boss real good and when I finish he gave me a raise” the Trini decided to try it also, he was fired. When the Trini met his friend he said to him, “how come you curse the boss real good last night and he didn’t fire you, and when you finish he gave you a raise instead, and now he fired me” Bajan replied,” I only cursed him in my heart”.

      This is what happens when you try to express yourself on the pretext it is “Freedom of Expression” Have fun and have a great week end.

      • Gary
        March 11, 2011

        To Justice For All

        You are so right, it is not about Freedom of speech but rather protocol or etiquette as you so rightly stated.

      • ...
        March 12, 2011

        I agree so much with what u wrote. so, how do u suggest that the persons of this country who don’t agree with everyting that the Gov’t do, make their concerns known to the officials of Gov’t?? they have tried thru the opposition, but u kno the rest. they have tried thru demonstrations (although I find that more demonstrations are needed) and u kno what happened. I mean, what do u suggest to the other pple don’t agree with everyting that the Gov’t do?????? they also pay taxes, work, contribute to development of country and the list goes on.

  22. Channel 1
    March 11, 2011

    Ahhh boy Charlo!! You not easy eh……..lol. Since you in the habit of letter writing, when will you write a letter to Skerrit asking him to resign as PM due to his dual citizenship situation?

  23. junior
    March 11, 2011

    charles saverin is pathetic!!

  24. So sad
    March 11, 2011

    I feel so sorry for us, so caught up in our own small world of tit for tat, and talk, talk, talk, whilst

    a major earthquake is wreaking havoc in japan and several other countries.

    We just don’t know what will happen tonight or in the next few minutes here in Dominica.

    We really need to reflect some more and ease up on all of this yapping and word slinging.

  25. james bond
    March 11, 2011

    is this what the nature isle have suddenley been turned too.i often pinch myself and wonder if i am awake when i read and listen to news articles. whare is the church, pastors , the advocates of truth, the champions of justice, are they all hypotinized by $$$$$$?. have they all lost their moral values and have place the selfish egos before principals and honesty. that do we expect from the up comming generation ?, is charlo another of the leaders in Dominica?, then what is expected from such persons who unfortunatley have this all important role to play in Dominica. was charlo asleep?,or could not speak to truth because he would be replaced as a senator?, oh what a disgraceful shame on charlo. anything for a dollar?.

  26. John Brown
    March 11, 2011

    It is Impossible to criticize The UWP and spend 1 second in the same room with members of the DLP and not be called bias by The UWP and it’s supporters.

    Now, you have a man that attends political meetings of only the oppositon, makes public coments claiming the PM and members of the cabinet may be dishonest sitting as a member of the Integrity Commission that suppose to be independent and impartiality and some how that’s exceptable.

    The Public Office Act say, members must not act publicly or make statements in a tone or manner, which raises serious questions of the independence and impartiality or misconduct on the part of that member.

    Is Mr.Alleyne not a member of the commission? Has he not made statments and acted in a way that raise questions of impartiality? Lets not be hypocrets. I ask, how many UWP supporters would except Mr. Alleyne if it was the other way around?

    • Justice For All
      March 11, 2011

      John Brown no harm done, I’m not taking the winds off your sail, but you’re so right.

      The old adage that “Justice must not only be done it must also appear to be done” still stands as I write this blog.

      Some of us may not like Sir Brian and some may not like Charles Saverin, some may find that Sir Brian is wrong and others may say he is right, while on the other hand some may say Charles Saverin is wrong and the others may say he is right. However, the coax of the matter is should Sir Brian engage in the matter under review and whether Charles Saverin should have made this statement.
      Irrespective to which side of the fence one is on, it must be stated that Sir Brian being a former Ag. Chief Justice and member of the Integrity in Public Office Commission and not the Interest in Public Office Commission, not the Intelligence in Public Office must be aware that he is held to a higher standard than the ordinary public officer.

      Sir Brian is a person who is trusted with a tremendous amount of information to which only he and members of the Commission are privy to, and as such he has to treat such a position as privilege and with the utmost respect. The information he is entrusted with are private/personal information of senior public servants/officers and that he has to be cognizant of that.

      BETRAYING THE PUBLIC TRUST

      Former Ag. Chief Justice Sir Brian by his own action has brought into disrepute the Office of the Integrity in Public Office Commission by making public statements about information which he obtained as a result of his office and by his public comments and association with party political activities.

      Should the High Court Judge make public statements as to information he obtain while sitting on the bench, which may prejudice the outcome of a matter before him. Should the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) engage in similar activities? Should the Chief Justice of the OECS Court of Appeal engage is a similar way? Of course not, this is plain wrong.

      This is not about politics; it’s about being fair at all times. It’s not about which side he is on, it’s about principle. How many of us would be happy to know that a matter which were given to him in secret and confidence and is entrusted to keep secret is being divulged and his views on that matter are made known to the entire world.

      Every public servant/public official is held to high moral standards and Sir Brian is held to a higher standard, because of his role as a Commissioner in the Office of the Integrity in Public Office.

      As is now stands, Sir Brian has “Betrayed the Public Trust” and should do the honorable thing.

      • CARIBBEAN MAN
        March 11, 2011

        Jutice For all, you make me laugh and Mr John Brown you too must be on a different planet from us all. Lets just put things in perspective and if we speak truth we should live by truth. Lets look at some
        points:

        1) Mr Savarin spoke of Sir Brian Alleyne as being a person of dual citizenship and as such should not and cannot be a member of the Integrity Commission and should resign. Of cousre if the Public Office Act states that and Sir Brian Alleyne is deem as such a person with dual citizenship then he should do the honorable thing and resign.

        2) Now lets look at Mr Skerrit our Prime Minister it is also stated that he was a person of dual citizenship after the General Elections. In the constitution of Dominica a person cannot hold dual citizenship and run for Parliament and that is clear. So then if Mr Skerrit is aware of this and knowingly disobeyed the constitution, should he not do the the honorable thing and resign and if Mr Savarin is so holy and honest should he not copy a similar letter to Mr Skerrit and ask him to do the same.
        let us not bend the truth or just because we believe in someone or a party we turn a blind eye to truth. if that is so then their will be no future for us and certainly their would be no children for us to be children.

        • John Brown
          March 11, 2011

          It seems all you saw was dual citizenship as the disqualifer in the letter from Mr.Savarin.
          I understand why because your man Mr.Green after years of holding dual citizenship and in parliament finally read the same constitution you talk about. But lets not talk about that, it’s not important.

        • Justice For All
          March 11, 2011

          Caribbean Man

          As every legal or paralegal person will tell you that in law there is something called a “PROVISO”. It is not enough to just say that the Constitution say “You cannot run for election if you have dual citizenship” you must continue reading the whole Constitution to get the gist of the Chapter.

          This is where the “PROVISO” comes in and this is the point we as laymen so easily overlook. Case in point, it is illegal to kill anyone, and anyone who kills another is guilty of murder according to law, but the “PROVISO” comes in, except for……….. and one maybe guilty of manslaughter or wounding as the case maybe.

          Bet this answers your point. So now kindly read the Constitution again and understand what the Constitution is really saying, and not to blindly quote what other persons have said.

    • c. bruce
      March 11, 2011

      Mr. John Brown
      The hypocrisy and dishonesty card is only to be thrown at those who hold one standard for one party and another standard for another party on the same issue.
      The UWP was removed on the basis that they were curropt. The Dominicans did a good job then at punishing and removing them. Now we have a DLP regime and a Prime Minister who is always on the defensive on one curroption and graft issue after another. What do the people do this time?
      They reward the wrong doing by increasing thier mandate. This, John Brown, is hypocrisy and dishonesty, but as God is above, justice will not be denied.

      • John Brown
        March 11, 2011

        The Question to you my friend is is Mr. Alleyne behavior exceptable as a member of the Integrity Commission. This is the topic, that’s what is being talked about.

        • .
          March 11, 2011

          I could answer that.
          No its not! He is to political to hold that position.

        • Justice For All
          March 11, 2011

          John Brown
          You and I are not the same person but we both seems to be making the exact same point each time. Just finished posting just to find out you’re making the point I just posted.

          Great observation my friend and keep on making sense and continue educating us.

        • Time Will Tell
          March 11, 2011

          John Brown Keep on singing for your supper defending, Skerrat and his team of dictators in the ministry. All i know is that The Almighty is looking down on his people in Dominica, just a matter of time john brown for you to come back home wagging your tail behind you

          Remember that God is in control, not charlo nor skerrat. As Dominicans everyone is entitled to the opinions, which as far as i can see this Labor Party which is a bunch of converted Young Freedom Members and former Freedom Representatives are trying to take our democratic rights away from us, as Dominicans we have to express our view on matters affecting Da and its people this is so sad

          TIME WILL TELL

      • .
        March 11, 2011

        as you said the ppl punished them. the UWP and the ppl have given the DLP another 5 years. so let them serve it and when the chance arises again then they shall leave office if it the ppl choice

    • John Brown
      March 11, 2011

      YES YES YES, You all think Charles Savarin is theThe Devil incarnate but the Devil quoted scripture, Should we then reject all scriptures because the Devil quoted them? Are all sriptures bad now? Does being a Devil make whatever you say automatically wrong?

      • Perfect Storm
        March 11, 2011

        Dear John, Oh how I hate to write but today you’ve missed the mark aka the fundamental basis for which Mr. Savarin requested the resignation of Mr. Alleyne. If you need your memory joggled it was for holding “DUAL CITZENSHIP”. Can you stick to the point of Mr. Savarin’s letter and explain to me why you are confusing the man issue of a person serving within set constitutional parameters? Otherwise, let me know why did he used the ground for his request as mentioned above and, not address the issue squarely in the case of the PM and Petter? Let us be objective as I know you can if you allow yourself to see issues without colors.

        • John Brown
          March 11, 2011

          (1) Savarin, through Alick Lawrence Chambers, has told Alleyne in a letter that he stands to be disqualified from the commission after admitting he is a citizen of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

          (2) According to the letter, Alleyne has made several public comments in which he has claimed that Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and members of the Dominica cabinet may be dishonest.

          (3) Savarin has credible information that Sir Brian Alleyne has been attending political meetings of the Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) and the Partnership for Democracy and Development (PDD), as well as meetings with several members of the United Workers Party (UWP).

          (4) It is our client’s view that you may not be qualified to be a member of the Integrity Commission,” the letter pointed out, adding that the statements of Alleyne and his presence at political meetings of the opposition, are strong enough to suggest he is biased against the Dominica cabinet “and ought not to continue to be a member of the Integrity Commission”.

          This is the reason Savarin gave, not just DUAL CITIZENSHIP, go back and read it again. Let me ask you, would you except Mr. Alleyne if it was the other way around?
          Thanks for writing i love geting letters

        • profiler
          March 11, 2011

          The matter concerning dual citizen ship of Mr. Skeritt and Mr. St jean is before the courts. The courts will ultimately decide the matter. However it seems that people like Sir Brian and Mr. Green because they were not brought before the courts, they now have the freedom to to violate the law and constitution without question…..People who oppose the government would have us believe that the only corupt individuals in dominica are the government and it’s supporters and that the only violators of the constitution come frrom withinn the government.. so lets continue fooling ourselves…

      • Perfect Storm
        March 11, 2011

        John, you certainly love to write, and yes I would accept Mr. Alleyne particularly because he is being transparent. How many people can say that they are oing the same; did it ever occur to you that mr. Alleyne admitting his status was to lure such a response? Further, did it occur to you that Mr. Alleyne once served with Charles Savarin in the Freedom Party Administration. Now, how can we be sure that he did not know then of his dual citizenship? I dear say that Mr. Alleyne most recent letter published on the local news paper has caused Mr. Savarin triggered this response. This letter from Mr. Alleyne a gentleman of substance has caused the said gentleman to retaliate in this manner. Now all I am sayng is that if the rules applies to Mr. Alleyne which it should why is it selectively applied to a few and not the whole? Please respond I cannot wait to hear your defense?

        • John Brown
          March 11, 2011

          Sorry for the late reponse i was away from the computer for a few. YES i love to write and aparently so do you.
          You want me to belive that you would eccept Mr.Alleyne because he is transparent,realy? It seems every one in the opposition is completly transperent they have no allteray motives, they are behund rproch t2well prais the lord for that but did it occur to you that the majority of the Dominicans do not see it that way? Why are you so stock on dual citizenship it;ns there a cases before the courst? was that the only reasaon Mr.Savarin listed for Mr.Alleyne disqualification? All the occuring you mention is sepectulation on your part but hare are the facts.

          Does the The Public Office Act say, members must not act publicly or make statements in a tone or manner, which raises serious questions of the independence and impartiality or misconduct on the part of that member.

          Has Mr.Alleyne not made acted in a way that raise questions of impartiality? Lets not be hypocrets. I ask, how many UWP supporters would except Mr. Alleyne if it was the other way around?

        • The real John Brown
          March 12, 2011

          Nice try

        • The real John Brown
          March 12, 2011

          Analyze all you want, unless you’re Mr. Alleyne all you are doing is speculating whether or not Mr. Savarin was being lured; but you can do that, it’s a free country, contrary to what you all are trying to have people believe. I will stick to the stated reasons why Mr. Savarin thinks Mr. Alleyne should step down, which is valid. So address every part of the reasons given and not just dual citizenship, which you seem to be stuck on. As to you accepting Mr. Alleyne behaviour if it was the other way around, that is pure B.S. and you know it!!

        • The real John Brown
          March 12, 2011

          Nice try who ever you are

      • Perfect Storm
        March 12, 2011

        John, need I say anything other than Mr. Alleyne has done the honorable thing and resigned. Who among you or let alone Mr. Savarin’s company is honorable to do the same? Well, maybe you can get a knife because their ego is too big to allow such; therefore we need a person to prune their ego to a humble size. Further, Mr. Alleyne must have done well for himself because by his resignation it implies that this salary is not needed to sustain him. Should I deduce that the gentlemen who have difficulty doing the honorable thing cannot live without this present salary? I await your response.

  27. The truth
    March 11, 2011

    It’s just that by attending these meetings his decisions are biased and that makes hi
    Unable to relresent as a member of the integrity commission. It’s just saying that his views are biased. I agree but so many of these thugs happen I’m Dca so a lot of cleaning up would have to be done as a result of this one precedent. If he steps down

  28. Rolle
    March 11, 2011

    Look who’s talking…

  29. MABELLA
    March 11, 2011

    CHARLES SAVARIN THE ONLY THIN WE IN DOMINICA CAN SAY RIGHT NOW IS THAT YOU HAVE GONE OFF THE VERY DEEP END. :oops:

  30. Judge & Jury
    March 11, 2011

    Charles is a very sad man. Sad, sad, sad. I almost feel sorry for him.

    • Heartbreak
      March 11, 2011

      You almost? Well I feel very sorry for him from my heart. It is sooooo sad. All I can do is shake my head. Sometimes I wonder. Anyway Iwish God’s blessing on him and allof us.

  31. DEJA
    March 11, 2011

    He is at it Again!!!! Charles Savarin is at it again because Jerry Brisbane’s roar had very little impact!! However, tthis time I guaranatee him a seat in Obama’s Cabinet if he think Mr. Alleyne will joke with him. He is barking up the wrong tree. If I were Savarin I would let sleeping (really bad, vicious) dogs lie. Then again, Mr. Alleyne may not even respond. he may just shake his head in pity, and say what a waste of manhood. He may also add: Someone please pass the supper rolls, my friend Charlo here has sang enough,his belly is griping.

    • thanks for the laugh
      March 11, 2011

      brilliant comment! i’m going to start telling people who talking crap to me that they are a “waste of manhood/womanhood” :lol:

      • DEJA
        March 12, 2011

        Thanks!

  32. Poodles
    March 11, 2011

    All Mr Savarin said in the long letter can be summed up in one sentence. ” Anyone with political ties or or assosiations do not qualify to hold public office”. In other he Savarin should not be in his job because of he being a member of the Labour Party.

    • Hitman
      March 11, 2011

      This is such a ridiculous statement I can’t believe this is even getting endorsemnets. Mr Alleyne is in a position to forward matters he deem necessary to the court. Therefore, if in the public he is taking a stand for or against any person or group he is not qualified to hold that post. He is clearly biased to the opositions. This is a simple matter.
      Would you be comfortable for your child to be taught by a teacher who is known for saying that your son/daughter is a fool and can’t learn?

      • never alone
        March 11, 2011

        calling a child a fool and can’t learn is name calling and that’s wrong. However, saying someone is dishonest when they have practiced dishonesty, is not name calling; it is simply calling a spade a spade. Who in Dominica that does not question the honesty of the prime minister? Is there one?

      • Poodles
        March 11, 2011

        So you are saying if he was biased to the Labour party the he would be quailified? Person you are a joke! Would that make all the appoint by the labour party on the commission unqualified? I realise is not Savarin that is the arse is the people he can convince

  33. Anonymous
    March 11, 2011

    Savarin has nerve, He forget DJ Skerro man, look kicks we in DA!!

  34. To Charles Savarin
    March 11, 2011

    Dear Charles,
    We, the citizens of Dominica are so sick and tired of your nonsense and double standard. It is our view that you may not be qualified to be a member of government and that you ought to immediately resign your position. HOW ‘BOUT THAT.

    • Freddy
      March 11, 2011

      last time i checked, Brian Alleyne was born in Roseau Dominica, so tell Charlo to put that in his pipe and smoke it.

      Is Mr George Williams a member of the same commission? Does he have citizenship of any other country? If so why didn’t Charlo call for his resignation as well? Or is it that he feels Mr. Alleyne is a bigger threat than Mr. Williams to his “security of tenure?”

      Just asking….

  35. well well
    March 11, 2011

    Carnival over, ALLU COME BACK WITH ALLU POLITRICS AGAIN….

    • Lord!
      March 11, 2011

      is not us nor mam! is Saverin dat doin dat

  36. ideal
    March 11, 2011

    so he wants Alleyne to step down due to dual citizenship but its ok for Skerrit to be our prime minister?..mr should think before saying this..we will be looking forward to see when Skerrit will
    resign, hope it will be soon

    • CRAP
      March 11, 2011

      im not in favour of Skerrit resigning but cmon Charles Savarin there are so many non sense happening in the government. look at Ambrose still dere and u still dere. i mean al you should resign too. i mean based on all facts even Skerrit should resign but i will still say he has the country’s best interst at hand so leave him dere. dont kill me for my honesty . just speaking the truth.

  37. Muslim_Always
    March 11, 2011

    I sense that this has nothing to do with a dual citizenship issue. This is just the theory pushed to get him out by citing the laws. However, I think the underlying issue is Brian Alleyne attends meetings of opposing parties, thus as a member of the Integrity Commission he is a political threat to the Dominica Labour Party. I may be wrong but this is what I sense from the situation. Am I right?

    1. I would like to know what does chapter 5 of the Public Commissions act says?

    2. Is it permissible for a member who is an Integrity Commission allow to go to the meetings of the opposing parties or the even the current party?

    I would really like some insight into these issues.

  38. hmmm
    March 11, 2011

    actually, mr. savarin, YOU need to step down from public office. nobody will miss you because nobody voted you in…so just disappear. you add nothing of value to Dominica’s leadership.

  39. Perfect Storm
    March 11, 2011

    Mr. Savarin is a very interesting gentleman, and in some way we all have a bit of his genetics. Ok, before you go on blast think about it? You are a senator appointed to a position of minister making Mr. Savarin’s salary, and need to go with the tide as my name depicts above in a “Perfect Storm”. wouldn’t you play the game like Savarin? There is going to be a vacuum for leadership in the labour party, and Savarin being a veteran politician is positioning himself for trusted supporter to the PM because he has the most to loose if he is sacked by the PM. Therefore, being an attack dog to agitate is the perfect posture because the other elected members of government except the PM do not have the spin to make unpopular decisions. In politics one has to have multiple strategies that they can pivot from one to another to find out what works best. Now, while this is risky, remember while a barking dog will not necessarily bite you, but it can sure scare the heck out of a person. In summary, Savarin is having a dual conversation between you, me and himself and in short it’s certainly going to bear fruits one way or another if you know what I mean.

  40. ROSEAU
    March 11, 2011

    Two former leaders of the once mighty Freedom Party and still Saverin has not gotten over his fall from grace of DFP and Dominicans on a wider scale.

    Saverin,put this to your head, ” Dominicans do not want you in politics.”

    Mr. Allynne is a man in true integrity and stands for justice.

    What about all the diasporans Skerrit brought to Da to vote ?? Are they not dual citizens?? Saverin wants Dominica to be in Caois.
    What about the CARICOM single market system and OECS integration commission meeeting of which your Skerrit was a participant??

    Saverin needs to get his head checked.

  41. 365 Rivers
    March 11, 2011

    I hope Saverin will ask Skerrit to resign because of his dual citizenship case. So by saying that to B.Alleyne he is technically asking Skerrit to step down.

    Saverin wants to be P.M because Skerrit case is coming up.

  42. Gee
    March 11, 2011

    ………….HOW THE HON. CHARLES SAVARIN BECAME SO AMAZINGYOU………..

    Sir Brian….. If you’re planning on taking leadership of the DFP…………… PLEASE DO IT!!
    WE are begging for a “credible” opposition party in DA!!

    And for Hon. Charles Savarin…….. why are you even talking about such issues of violation????

    Where were you when the PM had his dual citizenship issue. You were SILENT!! All of a sudden you’re quick to go to a lawyer and make reference to section 5(b)…. 2b 3b 4b or whatever b or c he might have violated!! Where were you when we NEEDED you as a ranking public servant to speak out against the PM blatant violation of the constitution???? You never once made reference to any section to the constitution concerning this citizenship issue. But now, you’re very concern about any possible violations!! You’re energized??……….

    AMAZING!!…… You’re so AMAZING CHARLES SAVARIN!! I am ashamed of you! I am not totally against DLP but I was of the illusion that you were kind of a statesman or a respectable leader.

    So how did Charles Savarin became so AMAZING?? Can anyone tell me? I look foward to any “reasonable” comments or criticism!!

    -Thanks for reading

    • simple mind
      March 11, 2011

      yes.. because he’s like a bird with broken legs that can only fly but cannot rest.

  43. mouth of the south
    March 11, 2011

    ok i’m back,,,, lets be smart here,,, savarin as i’ve said b4 is the most cunning politician,,, r we sure its mr alleyne he’s asking to step down or indirectly asking skerro to resign,,,, for that call is indirectly undermining skerro’s cause when u think of it,,, hhhhmmmm the pot is brewing

    • hmmm...
      March 11, 2011

      that seems to be the only way that this move would make sense. otherwise, we would have to believe that our charlo is losing what little of his mind he still has left. but i don’t see how he can possibly think he can out manoeuvre the young man with the plan. no one likes or trusts our charlo anymore. without dj skerro he will have no one to play the music for him to sing for his supper. this move is ridiculous, whatever his motive…

    • Lord!
      March 11, 2011

      good point
      the man is cunning

      he cannot afford for the issue to rest
      and skerrit cannot fire him because he know too much

  44. Mr Sout City
    March 11, 2011

    Double standard and hypocrisy to the fullest. That why I can’t stand politricks..

  45. Da
    March 11, 2011

    This is the most shameful action that has ever been perpertrated by Skerrit and Saverin.

    It is so hearttening for me to stay here and hear Saverin singing for his supper and has taken it to such new levels.

    What next will we allow this unelected singer to do before we come out and take these matters to the streets??

    wake up Dominica !! These guys are in to Dictated your every action.

  46. Cassandra
    March 11, 2011

    As far as our constitution goes the only people subject to nationality restrictions, under section 32 are senators, parliamentary representatives and the President. If people in public office or the judiciary are deemed untrustworthy in the execution of their function because they support or associate with parties opposed the ruling one I can only say that such thinking must also seriously question the integrity of those who switch their political allegiance to support those they hitherto vehemently, and implacably opposed.

  47. BIGGER MAN
    March 11, 2011

    I cannot believe what I am hearing. Charles Savarin is really trying to see how he can stir up some trouble in Dominica. Are you telling me that dual citizenship is only an issue if you admit it in public or if you got it on your own rather than from a parent? Mr. Savarin, Roosevelt Skerrit and Petter St.Jean are dual citizens! They both tried to denounce it before the elections. Your problem with Mr. Alleyne is that, according to you, he attended political meetings with freedom party and UWP.

    Integrity has nothing to do with political party. You are saying in no uncertain terms that you have a problem because he does not support your party.

    Sir Brian Alleyne will not resign before Rooseavelt Skerrit and Petter St. Jean.

  48. MARIGOT
    March 11, 2011

    SAVARIN YOU HAVE NO SHAME
    HAVE NO FEAR SAVARIN, REDEMPTION DAY IS COMING.

  49. chuck
    March 11, 2011

    leave this political rambling alone and join hands to pray.

  50. John oh
    March 11, 2011

    Its not OK for the PM , but OK for Brian.

  51. Frank Frank Frank
    March 11, 2011

    Mr.Savarin if you want to address dual citizenship please discuss it with your Prime Minister and the representative for the Laplaine constituency before you come discuss it with citizens of this country. Go clean up your backyard first.

  52. pedro
    March 11, 2011

    Ok,so Alleyne may be biased. So were many in the former Integrity Commission. Whats the deal here about he being a citizen of St. Vincent? I thought Dominica recognized dual citizenship for situations that does not involve running for elected office? Dual citizens vote too.

    • hmm2
      March 11, 2011

      Peter, what former integrity commision are you talking about? not to sound like im defending this idiot saverin , you cannot be on the IPO if you are not qualified to sit in parliarment, so dual citizenship disqualifies you .

      • Ehdi
        March 11, 2011

        Isn’t St.Vincent a Commonwealth country? So how is dual citizenship a factor here?

        • LOL
          March 12, 2011

          Exactly my point. according to the constitution if dual citizenship status is with another commonwealth country then this does not disqualify the person from being in political office.

          Perons please bcome familiar with our constitution so htat these greedy politicians who are singing for their supper will not fool us.

  53. mouth of the south
    March 11, 2011

    ok d val finish,,,, it’s back to the same ol same ol,,,,, do u all think savarin making sense,,, isn’t st vincent part of the commonwealth,,, which means u can have or be a citizen of st vincent and still be the p.m of dominica,,, most of ya’ll didn’t know that i see,,, now savarin is saying bcuz mr alleyne attends meetings or is in the company of people they consider opposition then he should step down,,,, how much members do the integrity commission have,,,, ok so why savarin not telllin skerro to step down,,,, ok savarin since 4000 signatures was signed for ur removal why haven’t u tried to address this issue,,,, smh smh,,,, these guys have nothing to do,,, just now blackmore coming n tell us that soon liat gonna land n the road in pointe michel will be worked on in 3 months time rather than next month bcuz it did not have proper planning n the engineers had to go for another blueprint lol lol

    • Mr Sout City
      March 11, 2011

      I was reading the constitution the other day and the ways its written I think “commonwealth” refers to Dominica and not other commonwealth countries…Just my observation.

      • Economist
        March 11, 2011

        In the context of Dominica Constitution you are correct. Furthermore Commonwealth is repeatedly used to refer to Dominica.

  54. Anonymous
    March 11, 2011

    MISTER SAVARIN …. STAY HOME WITH UR FAMILY AND BEHAVE URSELF

    • Ms. chin
      March 11, 2011

      He is a Dominica and he needs to speak out about the ill of the country. One can not turn their back
      on the things that is taking place on the island. He is a dominican and carries a dual passport of one of
      our OECS countries.

      And further more the gentleman is not going up for election.

      • your a fool
        March 11, 2011

        Well Said.

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