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Prime Minister dismisses claims of possible snap elections

  Prime Minister of Dominica and Leader of the Dominica Labour Party Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit has denounced claims of a possible snap election in the country.   While speaking to party supporters at the Dominica Labour Party Delegates Conference at the Grand Fond Primary School on Sunday February 13th, 2011, Honourable Skerrit assured citizens that he will not call a snap election as has been ...

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A 3-member UWP delegation visits the President’s Office, demanding the removal of the PM from office

  The Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) has taken their fight for democracy one step further, when a three-member delegation comprising of Opposition Leader, Honourable Hector John, UWP Leader Mr. Ron Green and UWP Senator Ronnie Isidore visited the President’s Office on Tuesday February 08th, 2011, with the sole purpose of requesting the removal of the Prime Minister from Office.   UWP ...

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Who are the persons charged for the staging of the UWP protest?

According to section three of the Public Order Act, ‘it shall be unlawful for any public procession to take place unless a permit has been issued in respect thereof in accordance with this act.’   Section four (1 and 2) clearly states that ‘applications for public protests must be submitted three days before the intended public procession and should outline the point of departure, rou ...

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Dominica welcomes a new Chinese ambassador

  Dominica finally welcomed a new Chinese ambassador, five months after the former ambassador bid farewell to the island.   The new Chinese Ambassador to Dominica who has been on the island for approximately two weeks, made his first public appearance when the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Chinese Embassy hosted a welcome reception in his honor,  at the Chinese Embassy in Morne Daniel, ...

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Dominicans observe the 7th anniversary of the death of former Prime Minister Pierre Charles

  A family mass which was held in the Community of Grand Bay earlier this morning in memory of the late Prime Minister Honourable Pierre Charles, headlined activities marking the 7th anniversary of the death of the former Dominican Leader.   Charles, who had been suffering from a heart condition and had complained of chest pains died on the evening of January 6th, 2004 following a cabinet meeting. ...

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UWP STATEMENT by Senator Ezekiel Bazil

U W P STATEMENT By Senator Ezekiel Bazil   I join in the total condemnation of what appears to be further increase in violence in the Wesley Constituency.  It is indeed a sad day for us.  We have had in record time, the stabbing of one young lady and the shooting of two young men while another juvenile is taken in custody in a neighbouring island accused of another serious crime.  I appe ...

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The United Workers Party to stage a peaceful protest in front of the Financial Center next week

    The United Workers Party is calling on all its supporters as well as concerned Dominicans to gather in large numbers in front of the Financial Center on Friday December 17th, 2010 in support of the party, who will staging a peaceful protest, as they continue to press  for electoral reform.   This disclosure was made by Leader of the United Workers Party Ron Green, who was at the time ...

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Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit underscores the benefits of current Road Rehabilitation Projects

Prime Minister of Dominica, Honorable Roosevelt Skerrit is dismissing critics who argue that Road Rehabilitation Projects currently undertaken by the Skerrit-led administration do not contribute to the country’s economic development.   He says while millions of dollars are being spent on a number of Road Rehabilitation Projects around the island, employment is also being created for a number of D ...

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UWP walks out of Parliament after the Speaker rejects their motion

‘Did the Speaker have a right to reject the motion moved by the opposition United Workers Party?’   That’s the question that everyone is asking after the UWP members walked out of Parliament on November 29th, 2010 after the Speaker rejected their motion.   President of the UWP, Honorable Edison James told parliament that it is still not clear as to why five out of their eight que ...

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UWP stage silent protest outside of Parliament

This is what the scene looked like when the United Workers Party staged what they called a ‘peaceful protest’ outside of parliament on November 29th, 2010, after the Opposition members and Senators walked out of the Seventh Meeting of Parliament.   Angry protesters joined the UWP Parliamentarians and members, who assembled near the DOWASCO building on High Street with placards, calling for ...

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