Observer groups says Dominica elections were fair

Observer groups says Dominica elections were fair

Observer groups that were present in the Commonwealth of Dominica for its December 6 election have concluded that the results reflect the collective will of the people.  The Commonwealth Observer Group in an interim statement said it was their considered view, that the election was conducted in accordance with the laws of Dominica.  On Election […]

Dominica opposition party says election was rigged

Dominica opposition party says election was rigged

ROSEAU, Dominica –Leader of the main opposition United Workers Party, Lennox Linton, complaining that the December 6 general elections were “rigged”, says his party will not recognise the results of the polls and called for fresh elections in Dominica. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit was sworn in to office last Saturday for a fourth consecutive term, […]

Dominica Association of Hamilton’s 40th Anniversary celebration

Dominica Association of Hamilton’s 40th Anniversary celebration

By Nicole George Dominican-Canadians from Hamilton and environs, joined together last Saturday for a joyous celebration of Dominican culture and traditions, at the 40th Anniversary observance of the Commonwealth of Dominica Association Hamilton (CODAH). President Lucia Joy Stewart reflecting on the accomplishments of the Association over its 40 year history, thanked the efforts of its […]

Dominica Association of Hamilton’s 40th Anniversary celebration

Dominica Association of Hamilton’s 40th Anniversary celebration

Dominican-Canadians from Hamilton and environs, joined together last Saturday for a joyous celebration of Dominican culture and traditions, at the 40th Anniversary observance of the Commonwealth of Dominica Association Hamilton (CODAH). President Lucia Joy Stewart reflecting on the accomplishments of the Association over its 40 year history, thanked the efforts of its founders, past and […]

Dominica protesters block airport roads in election fight

Dominica protesters block airport roads in election fight

ROSEAU, Dominica — Protesters trying to cancel national elections have blocked roads leading to the main airport on the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica. The Protestors who are allegedly supporters of the opposition United Workers’ Party, set up burning roadblocks on the two main roads leading to Douglas-Charles Airport, forcing the cancellation of at least […]

Caribbean officials said to be selling diplomatic passports

Caribbean officials said to be selling diplomatic passports

Politicians in the Caribbean are said to be involved in a corrupt trade of diplomatic posts in exchange for money, an Al Jazeera investigation has revealed. In Diplomats for Sale, Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit exposes politicians in Dominica and Grenada willing to accept secret campaign contributions from wealthy foreign businessmen in exchange for diplomatic passports. […]

Dominica: Skerrit’s DLP tipped to win Dec election.

Dominica: Skerrit’s DLP tipped to win Dec election.

ROSEAU, Dominica – The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES) last Thursday said many Dominicans expect the ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) to win the December 6 general election, but cautioned “that this is not necessarily an expression of voting intention”. CADRES director Peter Wickham, speaking at a news conference, where he unveiled the results […]

Police fight protesters in Dominica

Police fight protesters in Dominica

JOHN’S, Antigua — A protest over election reform erupted on the Caribbean island of Dominica, with more than 200 people fighting police before being dispersed with tear gas, officials last Tuesday. The former French and British colony of about 75,000 residents holds elections on Dec. 6. The opposition United Workers’ Party has been pushing the […]

Haitians now need visas to enter Dominica and Barbados

Haitians now need visas to enter Dominica and Barbados

At least two members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have re-introduced visa requirements for Haitian nationals. According to reports from various Caribbean News Sites, the Barbadian and Dominican Governments have re-introduced visa requirements for Haitian nationals entering their country. While the restriction applies to holders of ordinary passports they do not apply to those Haitian […]