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Dominica’s opposition leader questioned over alleged coup

Dominica’s opposition leader questioned over alleged coup

ROSEAU – A member of the Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) in Dominica is considering legal action after being questioned by police over an alleged coup attempt. Dr Thomson Fontaine was taken into custody on Sunday afternoon as he was leaving a local radio station, five days after unrest in the capital, Roseau, that followed […]

DOMINICA: Police detain opposition legislator

DOMINICA: Police detain opposition legislator

An opposition legislator, Dr Thomson Fontaine, has been detained by police with opposition leader Lennox Linton accusing lawmen of “persecuting honest patriots”. Attorney Ronald Charles, speaking on a local radio station, said police had indicated that Fontaine, an economist, was being held on a “suspicion of incitement”. Charles also said he expected that a charge would […]

DOMINICA – Skerrit not leaving

DOMINICA – Skerrit not leaving

ROSEAU –– Following calls by the opposition to resign, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has made it clear that neither he nor the government will “get out” because of any groups or individual but only through the ballot box. He also blamed the United Workers Party (UWP) for the violence that engulfed Roseau on Tuesday night […]

Protests in Dominica

Protests in Dominica

ROSEAU –– Police have fired tear gas in Roseau to disperse protesters. Earlier opposition parties held a meeting to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. The meeting ended earlier on Tuesday, but some protesters lingered on. The riot squad has moved in and tear gas fired. Reporters on the scene said rocks and […]

DOMINICA – Skerrit staying put

DOMINICA – Skerrit staying put

ROSEAU –– An attorney representing Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has responded to a letter from Opposition Leader Lennox Linton calling on Skerrit to resign in light of what Linton said was a “severe crisis of confidence into which our country has been plunged . . .”. In a response to Linton, attorney Lennox Lawrence said Skerrit […]

Dominica govt denies PM Skerrit under investigation

Dominica govt denies PM Skerrit under investigation

The Dominica government Saturday denied social media reports that Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit was under investigation by United States law enforcement authorities, and blamed the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP) for engineering the report as part of its strategy “to seize political control of this country”. “Let me reassure the people of Dominica that […]

Chinese doctors heading to Dominica

Chinese doctors heading to Dominica

ROSEAU – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that his government will soon welcome a team of Chinese medical doctors to complement the medical services here on the island. He made that announcement during a ceremony to welcome new Chinese Ambassador to Dominica, His Excellency Lu Kun and to mark the celebration of the 2017 […]

Dominica govt to help Boxing Day fire victims

Dominica govt to help Boxing Day fire victims

ROSEAU – Intense work is expected to get off the ground this week to rebuild houses for 20 families who lost all their possessions in a massive blaze on Boxing Day. Raging fire swept through the community of Silver Lake around 9:50 p.m. on Monday, destroying two eight-room apartment buildings. No one was injured in […]

DOMINICA: Massive Boxing Day fire leaves scores homeless

DOMINICA: Massive Boxing Day fire leaves scores homeless

The Dominica government has promised to support the victims of a fire at Silver Lake, on the outskirts of the capital that destroyed several homes, leaving at least 60 people homeless. Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, said Tuesday that the government will step in to assist and there will be no need for radiothons and other […]

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