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CCJ to hear appeal on Election treating case

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The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will on Thursday hear arguments from lawyers in the 2014 Election Treating case.

Mervin John Baptiste, Antoine Defoe, and Edincot St. Valle filed complaints against all 15 elected candidates of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) after the 2014 general election claiming they were involved in “treating” leading up to the election; which the DLP won 15-6 against the United Workers Party (UWP).

In a 2-1 majority decision, the ECSC dismissed a high court decision that the magistrate did not have jurisdiction to hear the matter and remitted the matter back to the high court saying it had jurisdiction to hear the matter.

Anthony Astaphan is the attorney acting on behalf of the DLP candidates.

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    Benton

    December 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    The death penalty does not heal a person, but incites anger and rage on others who may be better acquainted with the details and actual facts. Motives, defenses, neglect, sabotage and discrimination. All factors that play a role in prejudicing an unbiased investigation. Human error does not coincide with the divine Will and Way. I totally agree with the Bishop, regardless of his reasons.

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(NYCD) Will hold an Inauguration Ceremony this coming Saturday

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The National Youth Council of Dominica (NYCD) will hold an inauguration ceremony this coming Saturday, to officially adopt a new executive in 2021.

President-elect of the NYCD Ashma McDougall says the Council will hold its inauguration at the Windsor Park Stadium.

This year, the Council will welcome two student representatives from the Dominica State College, a representative for the Kalinago People as well as a representative of Dominica’s disabled community.

McDougall says at the ceremony, the NYCD will also table a bill to allow for a Diaspora Youth Representative.

Ashma McDougall, President- Elect of the National Youth Council of Dominica

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An agreement to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment ahead of construction of the International Airport.

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Government has reached an agreement to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment ahead of construction of the International Airport.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit spoke to the media on Monday during a site visit to Joe Burton where construction has begun on 37 homes for relocation of displaced Wesley residents.

Mr. Skerrit said Government is seeking to use the services of local experts.

Meantime Prime Minister Skerrit said an agreement could be finalized soon for the construction of the international airport.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

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