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Taking aim at noise pollution

One local resident has launched an online petition in efforts to tackle what he describes as “a loudspeaker culture” which he said is plaguing the island. Colton Paul told Dominica News Online that he started the petition because noise has… The post Taking aim at noise pollution appeared first on Dominica News Online .

Astaphan attacks credibilty of UWP’s allegation, witnesses

Astaphan Attorney for the petitioners, Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan continued with submissions as the election petition matters involving Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Education Minister Petter St Jean headed to a conclusion. Astaphan first responded to the submissions of the petitioners’ attorney Douglas Mendes and asserted that Mendes’ assumption that in the event that there is lack of evidence of French law, Dominican Law automatically applies is conceptually wrong. He stated that acknowledgement of citizenship (acquiescence as Mendes said it) has to be proven by French law and absence of evidence of that cannot mean that Dominican law automatically applies. Astaphan then stated that the court would have to decide what the allegations were, posing the questions, “What were the allegations?” He cited authorities that said the petitioners must prove specific acts of misconduct and that mere status [being French] does not provide enough proof of that

New organization to challenge Caribbean leaders

The Caribbean Movement for Civil Empowerment (CMCE), a new people-centered organization established to advance meaningful regional integration in the Caribbean is embarking on a new drive. We would like to have our Caribbean leaders listen to us citizens and promote true democracy driven by us the people. Caribbean regional integration is threatened to becoming a historical enterprise. For too long, initiatives like the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and other projects that are instrumental to supporting and changing our landscape have been put on the back burner and mired in bureaucracy and inaction

Judgment Has Been Handed Down in the Election Petition Matter

Two of the six election petitions filed by the United Workers Party challenging the results of the December 18, 2009 general elections will be heard before a court. The issue of bribery and access to the state owned media has been thrown out. Ron Green says he is happy that the matter regarding dual citizenship […]

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