UWP challenges the election of Dominica’s new president

President Eliud Williams

The United Worker Party (UWP) has filed documents in court challenging the validity of the election of Eliud Williams as President of Dominica.

In its claim form filed in the Roseau High Court dated October 26, 2012 by attorney J. Gildon Richards, the claimant, Hector John, lists Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Speaker Alix Boyd-Knights and the Attorney General Levi Peter as the defendants.

“The nomination by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Mr. Eliud Williams for election to the office of the President of the Commonwealth of Dominica, without first consulting with the Leader of the opposition in observance of compliance with the provisions of section 19 sub sections (1) was unconstitutional, null void and of no lawful effect,” one of the petitions filed in the court documents reads.

The UWP is also seeking a declaration from the courts on the actions of Boyd-Knights when she summoned the House on September 17, 2012 “knowing that there was no consultation or proper consultation by the Prime Minister with the Leader of the Opposition in compliance with the provisions of section 19 sub sections (1) of the Commonwealth of Dominica Constitution, violated the said subsection and the provisions of subsections (4) and (5) of the said section hereof.”

And finally the UWP is asking the court to declare “that the purported election of Mr. Eliud Williams by the House of Assembly, meeting on September 17, 2012 is unconstitutional, null, void and of no lawful effect.”

The UWP had also taken to the streets to protest the matter.

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86 Comments

  1. Pondera
    October 31, 2012

    It might appear funny but let us hear the court ruling on the matter. Thats how a democracy grow and thats how a society evolves.

  2. LIKE OR DISLIKE
    October 31, 2012

    Here they go again.Then they going to tell the poor to pledge to pay legal fees…

    • john paul
      November 1, 2012

      Is not Your Damn Business where UWP get their money !
      You remember the Goose and the Gander story ? it is coming soon to a neighbourhood near You !

  3. 1979
    October 31, 2012

    boy “F” Mr. Williams, F for FAIL!!!….failing to be the upstanding man I thought him to be…. if DNO would permit me. I am tired of the men I look up to LOWERING themselves at the TOSS OF A BONE…. I would respect Mr. Williams more as a SIMPLE MAN, with the fortitude to stand up from what we should all collectively revere and hold dear….. I never thought a man of his stature was so “HUNGRY” for the lack of a better word. anyways….just my two cents…. so much for LOOKING UP to the older men in Dominican society. where oh where can I find a REAL MAN of substance to look up to…where are they all gone….. they can’t ALL be in someones pocket….

  4. ???????????
    October 31, 2012

    :-x Is this all you can do???? File and go to Court. You all remind me of a Lady who used to take everyone to court including her own children. I want to hear some positive suggestions from the opposition.

  5. Mujahardin
    October 31, 2012

    If Sir Brian Allyne is of the constitutional view that Eluid Williams was not properly elected as President, that to me is sufficient reason for the opposition to take the matter to court. Based on the clear and unambiguous reading of the constitution at sections 19, 28 and 119. it is quite clear that Eluid Williams is an illegal president.

    Since the Speaker had no letter of resignation from the President, consultation between the PM and Leader of Opposition was not required. The President can only write to the Speaker of the House concerning his resignation and no other person, not even the great and mighty Skerrit. That is according to law. check sec 119. It was the AG (Levi Peters)who informed us that the letter the PM claimed to have received from the President informing him of his pending resignation was a RED HERRING and should be ignored since it was of no consequence. He said that the only letter of significance is a letter coming from the President written to the Speaker (Not Skerrit)informing her of his resignation. According to Sir Brian it is only after that letter is received by the Speaker that the process of consultation should begin. In this case consultation took place before the Speaker of the House (not Skerrit)received a letter of resignation from the President.

    The letter of invitation to consult received by the leader of the opposition from the PM, invited the leader of the opposition to consult pursuant to section 19(1) of the Constitution. It is now crystal clear that the conditions of 19(1) were not met since no vacancy existed in the Office of the President. As a result the consultation which took place on the basis of the letter of invitation is null and void.

    We have since learnt that both the Speaker of the House as well as the AG have problems with the meaning of the word “WHENEVER”.

    Incidentally this is the same AG who informed the world in a press conference that outside individuals were giving instructions to his staff at his office who he doesn’t know about but is concerned about the situation. I am just wondering if the AG solved the problem of people outside of the AG office directing the work in the AG’s office?

    I support Sir Brian, I can’t in good conscience recognize Eluid Williams as President. I support the opposition taking the matter to court since we can’t allow this administration to continue riding rough shod over our constitution unchallenged.

    Oh laborites, “There is none so blind as he who will not see”. Please open your eyes.

    REMEMBER THE WORDS OF THE DLP PRO, “DLP DOES NOT BELIEVE IN THE POLITICS OF TRUTH” THEY BELIEVE DOMINICANS ARE FOOLS WHO CAN BE LIED TO AT WILL. BE WARNED!!!

    • john paul
      November 1, 2012

      RIGHT on RIGHT on Q.
      I approve this comment!

  6. Greg
    October 31, 2012

    Jamie just had the mind or brain of a 5 year old. This is what dependency is all about my friend – when you are dependent you are not allowed to have freedom of thought and mind development.

  7. Mie
    October 31, 2012

    Where there is lack of vision the opposition complain about corruption and disrespect for the constitution.

  8. Anonymous
    October 31, 2012

    A las! Poor Spaggs! Why you letting those guys push you around like that? You know you not in favor of what your party have you doing. Stand up and be a true and respected leader my friend! You support the president……so say it!

    • Anonymous
      October 31, 2012

      it does not matter if he support the president the fact it the APPOINTMENT OF THE PRESIDENT WAS DONE WRONGLY!

  9. Anonymous
    October 31, 2012

    Peeping Tom, that’s a good point! UWP doesnt have much of a moral leg to stand on and it’s their lack of credibility that is probably one of the main reasons Skerrit’s control will remain unchallenged.

    But they are still playing a role in stirring the sewage. I hate the thought of Skerrit just being able to do whatever he wants without any frustrations.

    • Truth Seeker
      October 31, 2012

      You have to marvel at your “concern” for Dominica, if you’re satisfied with the UWP spending its time “stirring the sewage.” Do you truly understand what you are saying? Is this sentiment genuine? Is this your best hope for the UWP’s political investment in our country? Seriously?

  10. Grain Sel
    October 31, 2012

    When are they ever going to actually do the job that they are paid and elected to do and get serious in the name of the opposition.
    One day you all discussed this,
    then you are not happy about what… again?
    But you said that you all had a meeting on the topic.
    Sadly we all know how this is going to end
    Its’ the same old story
    When the puppetry stop…Please Mr. James, the peoples have lost hope in your vision or the lack of it.
    We need fresh blood or a new vision

    • Mujahardin
      October 31, 2012

      An opposition exist to propose and oppose whenever necessary. The opposition does not exist to sing the praises of government, especially when that government is clearly corrupt and deceptive. In Dominica for instance, had it not been for the opposition, the DLP would have escaped with the bin bobol, they would have escaped with the fertilizer bobol, they would have escaped with the illegal land transfer deals, They would have forgotten about the attempted murder of GON Emanuel and his wife. If you had any idea as to how parliament works, you would know for certain that the speaker has no right to prevent the opposition members from speaking in parliament. I guess you would not know that since DLP SUPPORTERS DON’T LISTEN TO NEWS AND FOLLOW THE ISSUES TO BE ABLE TO MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS. THEY WAIT UNTIL TONY TELLS THEM WHAT TO SAY BEFORE THEY CAN SPEAK.

      By the way what is the DLP vision for Dominica? Does it involve having relations with China based on an MOU that you know absolutely nothing about?

      Did you hear Mathew Walters say that they placed agriculture on the back burner?

      How much goods Dominica is exporting to China? Do you notice that the Chinese are working in Dominica while Dominicans are struggling for work? Do you know that Skerrit took a loan from China of over 20M to employ Chinese in Dominica?

      According to the word of God, those who don’t love truth will believe lies 2cor 2:10.
      The DLP PRO said publicly on the Heng program with his wife that DLP does not believe in the politics of truth. He said that truth is for the church and UWP believes in the politics of truth. To me that says it all. SO WHEN PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND ANONYMOUS WRITE, THE DLP PRO WARNED US THAT THE PEOPLE YOU SUPPORT DON’T BELIEVE IN TRUTH. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE. YOU ARE DECEIVED

      • john paul
        November 1, 2012

        I dont know Who You are but You are saying it “As it is” Right on Q.

  11. someday
    October 31, 2012

    oh UWP give it a rest!!!!guys go out and do some real work. y’all looking all tired.stop running after this administration. all good or bad things must come to an end.

  12. Alice
    October 31, 2012

    Lord, when will have peace in this country?

    • October 31, 2012

      …when the labour party decides to respect the constitution that put them there

  13. Really
    October 31, 2012

    No wonder skerritt does just walk on them man even ppl that supporting them tired of them same old s#$$T there…
    You are the opposition, allu always crying the Gvt not doing this or that.Let the ppl see that even if the Gvt not fixing them feeder roads for example that allu can get independent funds from allu friends /supporters and do something in the country
    And dont say where the opposition getting money cause when election come around they always have money to campaign so why not campaign throughout by showing the people you guys can get the work done instead of just talking like some bloody parrots!!!!

    • Mujahardin
      October 31, 2012

      Think before you write. that comment is so lame that it really doesn’t deserve a response.

    • Anonymous
      October 31, 2012

      really a mil thumbs up back u on that one.

  14. lisad
    October 31, 2012

    I suggest to education officials that we should introduce the constitution of Dominica as part of the schools’ curriculum at all levels. I’m saying this because it seems to me that our politicians are really uneducated about it. If they were then there would be no need for all these controversial decisions that have been taken.

  15. Anonymous
    October 31, 2012

    While I understand there was probabably illegality, UWP loses every case not because they are necessarily wrong but Skerrit owns the judiciary so will always get favourable ruling!

    And each loss makes Skerrit stronger in the eyes of a majority uneducated public who only see the win not the stealing of the win.

    Anyway, I applaud UWP for continously battling but cant they multi task? While battling in court battle on the stage too. Tell us how they plan to create jobs, bring legal non-AID foreign revenue into the island and fight crime!

  16. DANZIGER
    October 31, 2012

    I am glad Mr President is from Salisbury. Mr John is from Salisbury, Mr John, why do u press down your own brother? live and let live.

    • Anonymous
      October 31, 2012

      is not about pressing down is all about doing the thing the right way…and skerrit know exactly why he choose a man from salisbury!

    • dee
      October 31, 2012

      JEALOUSY

    • john paul
      November 1, 2012

      If We were to follow Your logic Mr. Skeritt would have made Papi Joe the President

  17. EEEEEE YAN
    October 30, 2012

    Well done uwp

    done well dlp

    coalition government headed by papy

    die him for next presidential candidate

  18. REAL PATRIOT
    October 30, 2012

    DO THEY EVER LEARN,,,SAME STRATEGY FOR YEARS NO RESULTS YET PERSISTS…they owing so much on the previous cases yet filing another???–[pure foolishness i think,,maybe it is an obsession or an ego-syndrome,,,,THEY EXPECT THE SAME PEOLPLE THEY SAY ARE UNEMPLOYES,POOR ,SUFFERING TO PAy the legal fees///

    • Anonymous
      October 31, 2012

      you all don’t care what happens right! that government can do whatever it wants, it does not matter!sad though

  19. ReeAreLeeTea
    October 30, 2012

    yo pa ka tan.

    no law or ‘constitution’.

    ohh sav ??

  20. ideal
    October 30, 2012

    uwp as on of your supporter, i know you guys are trying to do whats right, but we all know the outcome of this, i hate to say its a waste of time
    you know Skerrit and company will win..so sad to say

    • Anonymous
      October 31, 2012

      But why would he win?

  21. Shameless
    October 30, 2012

    :twisted: How can he be the guardian of our constitution when he will not even respect the way it requires that he become the holder of such a prestigious office? Shame, shame, shame on you Mr. Williams….

    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  22. Back n neck
    October 30, 2012

    All you what Eluide have in his hands ; is that the Christian propaganda book. No wonder the politicians can all hold up that book swear on it and then lie , steal, cheat on their wives, deal with lawyers and senior counsels who coordinate firebombing, hiding property and money under other people names,steal treasury money in garbage bins, not pay taxes and claim it was a mistake.
    The bishop should take the book from their hands but then if he does the ministry of education will not be directed to buy 100 copies of the bishop’s autobiography. In addition no more handouts for the church.
    Amen

  23. October 30, 2012

    when you will want to wake up it will be to late.

  24. countenance
    October 30, 2012

    You do not enjoy being illegal and you are so unhappy holding the sword of greed.

  25. My2Sense
    October 30, 2012

    OK… let’s put politics aside for two minutes. Claim number 1 states that the nomination was unconstitutional because Mr. Skerrit did not consult with Mr. John. Claims number 2 and 3 are based solely on the first and so the real issue here is whether or not there was adequate consultation as require by the constitution.

    Now, I heard Mr. John say on Channel 5 News that he had indeed met with Mr. Skerrit and they spoke on the issue. He said that he knew of Labor Party’s nomination choice and that he did not agree with their choice. This meant that UWP would have the opportunity to make their own nomination known with XX number of days (I don’t remember how many).

    So what is his case about?! Did Mr. John lie to us?! Because I heard him myself and I remember thinking, “thanks for doing it right this time Skerrit.”

    So what’s really going on here?

    • Roof top
      October 31, 2012

      To you My2Sence VERY GOOD.

      Lets look at this also if Pm Skerrit hard given you the time to say this is your nomination for president do you think that he would be the answer is no because when it go to the house the DLP will win so what is the problem. Mr John i think you need to get some other thing to talk about for the sweet Dominica and lets people and stop making Mr James and the rest put you to do these things.I can ell you this all they are doing now is setting you up for them to take over again and say you are not doing what you need to do. Mr John take a good look and do the work of the people let this rest.

      NB you are going to use attorney J. Gildon Richards, let me tell you this you are not going to get any where with this matter this office is not respected and he cannot do the jobe mr John that man is to to two too lazy to get anything going on this for you do not wast your time and maoey have a good day. Mr john just let Mr.Williams go on it is for few months and you will have another time to give your nomination for president. father bless Dominica

    • ok
      October 31, 2012

      Guess you missed everything that happened after.

    • October 31, 2012

      if the thumbs down feature was working i wud give u the appropriate responce

    • B.E.B
      October 31, 2012

      He was bashed after the interview

  26. ROSEAU VALLEY
    October 30, 2012

    Congratulations and happy 34th anniversary to the leadership of the United Worker Party (UWP), attorney J. Gildon Richards and the thousands of patriotic, law abiding citizens of the Commonwealth of Dominica.

    May we continue to remain focused on the hard work ahead and continue to partner in reviving the progress and development of our country beyond the celebrations of our 34th anniversary of independence.

    Let’s remain steadfast and continue to pray that we will soon return to the state of constitutional normalcy, in which we can conduct our national business in accordance with our laws and without the need to invoke any unnecessary foreign doctrines.

    Respectfully
    Roseau Valley

  27. ??????
    October 30, 2012

    confused u are really confused.the consultation is nul and void because it did not follow the letter of the constitition. simple as that. Dominican are being taken for a ride, and if some people do not stand up we will loose our democracy.it is already compromise.

    • Peeping Tom
      October 30, 2012

      How can the UWPwee challenge the consultation as “null and void” when it was the very same UWPwee that freely participated in this same “null and void” consultation, subsequently publicly praising it? In other words, how can the UWPwee legally challenge something that t helped create?

      Can you for a moment understand how foolish the UWPwee looks? Can you for a moment understand how confused the world is at reading of this abject abuse of the Court’s time?

  28. Truth
    October 30, 2012

    :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: :?: When it comes to position and money,then we know who are the real honest men amongst us.Some people we see in society as good men are not really the good ones we thought they were. :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: :?:

    • ()
      October 30, 2012

      Thumbs up.

  29. Red Label 4 evr
    October 30, 2012

    This UWP is simply looking for attention as they see a lot of Dominicans are home for the Independence Celebrations.

    They are a confused bunch of people that know people that are stupid enough to make their scarce resources available to pay richards money to represent them in court.

    I mean to say why go through all of this foolishness just to simply not attend the November 3rd Independence celebrations. It is well known that you all do not attend for almost 10 years now – old president , newly elected president, same old tactics.

    • October 30, 2012

      they are not looking attention as you clam they are speaking of the constitution which you have to obey it is our law for your children children you there singing for your super it time for you to wake up.

    • Mamizoo
      October 30, 2012

      Red label for eve evn if the red label is eating up your liver. Alan sort Dominica have ignorant people. It is so sad. No wonder why parry bellot, Bonnie and Clyde and Mervin 3 rd form drop out Paul state that Dominica is not ready for a political debate. They were actually referring to people like you Red Label for ever.

    • D/A guy
      October 30, 2012

      full you must red news out side of dominica to know how this life gos you all are so red that you cant see nothing hope you know that the day you say something that your red people dont like you will be are bad dominican lol

      • Anonymous
        October 31, 2012

        @ d/a guy i see one thing u can’t spell.

    • ReeAreLeeTea
      October 30, 2012

      dude. when you start letting go of your rights you begin to enslave yourself.
      the constitution is an important document that governs the actions of those that govern the country. when we allow the constitution to be ignored, even in the smallest ways, we tear the fabric of what makes for an upstanding and free nation.

      • someday
        October 31, 2012

        oh my God so much bitterness.People people people.wow!alyou letting politics turn alyou into beasts man.

  30. Anonymous
    October 30, 2012

    Oh lord!!! well i guess Mr.Emanuel won’t get his answer.

    REAL POSSIE

  31. Jaime Lewis
    October 30, 2012

    When will the UWP move on with organizing themselves into being a viable opposition? Start developing an agenda that can appeal to a broad spectrum of the population. Speak about how you will create jobs, how you will raise the standard of living, how you will increase the population; what about housing programs to allow ordinary people to own a home without breaking the bank? Come up with a plan instead of just focusing on what is wrong with the ruling party. Build your strength so you can get back into power.

    • him
      October 30, 2012

      They have been doing just that. I support the move that they have taken, since things have to be done right.When our leaders are violating the law what do you expect of the country? What do you expect from our youths? I find this cabal, this rogue government has been doing too many unlawful, and unconstitutional things in this failed state. They need to be stopped. GOOD MOVE UWP!

    • My2Sense
      October 30, 2012

      This is a great comment. A++

    • October 30, 2012

      they that have to raise the standard of life when they were in power it had jobs now no jobs you talking the truth is the truth. call you do is depending on tax money not pm money our tax money to take care of you stupid you read and understand and wake up.

    • D/A guy
      October 30, 2012

      ill love to ask you do dominicans hav jobs now with this GV if so why do dominicans keep runing out of dominica and going to places like antigua where people have life so had i hope that you have are job and not one of the give me dom-in-cans dominica has are lot of people as long thay have something to eat the rest can go to H

    • Mamizoo
      October 30, 2012

      When will you speak out about the wrongs and the inefficiencies of the current administration. If you were not so bias you would realize that UWP is not the opposition. If you are u happy with the performance of your government and dislike the policies of your government then it is your duty to oppose and become the opposition. On several occasions you have made the same request. You would like the UWP to state how they would fix the problems we face yet you refuse to let your government know that you are not happy with the status quo. Stop being a hypocrite and be true to yourself and country. Hypocrites like you make all kind of excuses for the corruption that exist. You know very well that their is widespread corruption yet you stay quiet or make excuses.
      You support a party in power for 14 years , the country has regressed during that period yet you think that the best approach is to leave a corrupt and worthless administration in power until the opposition tell you how to fix the economy and take Dominica from this sad state. That is what we call Lespwi Mooton.
      Mamizoo is no political mat. I only call it as I see it

    • Anonymous1
      October 31, 2012

      Jaime it appears u may just be a 5 year old. The UWP have articulated all what u have said in its manifestos and radio programs. If you are not a 5 year old you must be listening to the gabbage spewed out by Mervin Paul and the Animal Show

  32. Good-to-go
    October 30, 2012

    Great!! How is the President expected to uphold the Constitution when he himself illegal?

  33. Huh....
    October 30, 2012

    When is Spags going to stop Eddie and Lennox from making a fool out of him?

    • %
      October 30, 2012

      Wonder if you can sleep because of the job that Eddie and HOn Lennox are doing to expose corruption and bad governance on island.Do you know that because of Lennox’s investigative skills and intellect, he alone caused the return of more than $ 500 000.00 to our treasury? That is more than half a million dollars.Will you ever be able to contribute this sum to our treasury? That’s why you must shut the hell up, when bad leadership is being exposed, or even better, you must join in and help those two esteemed gentlemen and expose this wicked regime, to save this country from collapsing under this evil deals, intention,leadership.

    • D/A guy
      October 30, 2012

      the time when dominica will start thinking for them self lol

  34. Doc.love
    October 30, 2012

    On many occasions we are told that the UWP is not a strong opposition political party,but I sometimes ask myself,has Dominicans and the Caribbean by extension seen such interest shown by any political party with the positivity,visionary and strength to do what this political party has done over the last two years.Dispite their monetary contrains, the party will not sit by and allow Dominica to sink in the bottom pack of democracy of the Caribbean and world by extension.I hope the people of Dominica will understand that democracy isn’t only for the Americans,English,French and some Caribbean countries but also for his small country called Dominica.

    • Hmmmmp
      October 30, 2012

      Really?????? Lol

    • October 31, 2012

      crap!!!!!!

  35. james
    October 30, 2012

    John, stop it, grow up boy.

  36. Emilien
    October 30, 2012

    Wait a while nuh.So Hector John was lying when he told us that he did not agree with the Prime Minister when they MET to discus the President.Now he the same one now filing petition in court?Boy I want to be a witness because I heard him say that!!Look roro,every time is a petition filing then.

  37. Confused
    October 30, 2012

    Wasn’t Mr. John on the news confirming that he had met with the Prime Minister to discuss the resignation of the then president and that their meeting was a cordial one, only that he was not in agreement with the Prime Minister’s nominee? Wasn’t that a consultation?

    Wasn’t their (UWP) initial issue about they not having received or seen the resignation letter from the president and about article 19 in the constitution?

    Why are they now presenting “no consultation” as their reason for taking the matter to court?

    I am most confused

    • B.E.B
      October 30, 2012

      Hector John was in agreement with the PM. He and the PM had discussed it as was stated by him during a interview but apparently after that interview, he got a bashing from Mr’s. James and Linton, now he has no option than to retract his statement.
      Mr. John! if you are the opposition leader, behave as one and stop taking orders as a little boy from James and Linton
      No money will not be coming from me to assist in paying their court fees.

      • Anonymous1
        October 31, 2012

        U paid anything before?

    • Anonymous1
      October 31, 2012

      Whatever ever meeting was held between Jonh and the PM was of no significance since the President did not write to the Speaker indicating that he was resigning for whatever reason.

  38. My take
    October 30, 2012

    Enough is enough. Put your energy elsewhere.
    Constructive opposition please………….

    • Channel 1
      October 30, 2012

      @My take – What constructive what ………….

      When the UWP was in power doing constructive things, all you put dem out of power because somebody claim they were corrupt – which up to know can’t be proven.

      • Joe
        October 31, 2012

        Channel 1 it is Dominicans democratic right to vote for who they want.

        The Opposition at the time presented a good alternative so we the people supported them, what alternative is this crop of opposition offering? NOTHING!!!

        Just upsetting every single body on island!!

  39. Rastar-Marn
    October 30, 2012

    Hey lemme tell allyou Pardners someting,,,

    Go back and Amend dat Complaint Garçon cause allyou forget the most important aggression,,,

    There was a “breach of allegiance”, “treachery: betrayal of the Public Trust, in a manner of being deceptive thereby violating the Constitution of The Commonwealth of Dominica”,,,

    Here is a definition I thought you’d like from Bouvier’s Law Dictionary.

    TREASON

    TREASON, crim. law. This word imports a betraying, treachery, or breach of allegiance. 4 Bl. Com. 75. 2. The constitution of the United States, art. 3, s. 3, defines treason against the United States to consist only in levying war (q.v.) against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid or comfort. This offence is punished with death. Act of April 30th, 1790, 1 Story’s Laws U. S. 83. By the same article of the constitution, no person shall be convicted of treason, unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court. Vide, generally, 3 Story on the Const. ch. 39, p. 667; Serg. on the Const. ch. 30; United States v. Fries, Pamph.; 1 Tucker’s Blackst. Comm. Appen. 275, 276; 3 Wils. Law Lect. 96 to 99; Foster, Disc. I; Burr’s Trial; 4 Cranch, R. 126, 469 to 508; 2 Dall. R. 246; 355; 1 Dall. Rep. 35; 3 Wash. C. C. Rep. 234; 1 John. Rep. 553 11 Johns. R. 549; Com. Dig. Justices, K; 1 East, P. C. 37 to 158; 2 Chit. Crim. Law, 60 to 102; Arch. Cr. Pl. 378 to 387.

    • B.E.B
      October 30, 2012

      To prove what? We are not in the USA

      • Rastar-Marn
        October 31, 2012

        You fool-ish nuh??? No wonder they doing allyou what dey want,,,

        Breach of fiduciary duty is wrong No matter where you are in this realm!!!

  40. Joe
    October 30, 2012

    That is another wasted effort and money!!!! Gildon must be smiling……lol!!

  41. 4u2c
    October 30, 2012

    The wheel of justice is very slow but it worth fighting for. Slavery did not get abolish in one attempt. It took years and it took lives but finally we overcame the physical chains of injustice.
    This is no different. As many may think this is a challenge and a fight for justice that our children will enjoy a better and safer Dominica. Am behind UWP with 100% support. Poverty and and crime don’t choose color or status but evil men and design it to be.

  42. mouth of the south
    October 30, 2012

    it pains my heart to see many dominicans lay their head down to the face of injustice… seemingly hopeless to do nothing about it…. sad reality is none of us are ignorant of the fact that our constitution has been hijacked by unworthy men n women….

    • Anonymous
      October 30, 2012

      MOTS boy u have guts u sign a petition for the president now u taking about hijacked.

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