Category - Caribbean democracy

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Challenges to Rule of Law & Democracy in Dominica

Challenges to Rule of Law & Democracy in Dominica Gabriel J. Christian, Esq. (o4 April 2022) — A forest – in all its splendor – is often best appreciated from a distance.  From a distance all one sees is ofttimes a seamless green blanket, in undulating beauty. However, it is only amidst the forest – and close – that one appreciates the coiled vines; rough bark; and the towering tree trunks which support the lofty leaf-laden branches. So too with democracy, one can...

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When Democracy Fails, Bad Things Happen: Haiti in Crisis

When Democracy Fails, Bad Things Happen: Haiti in Crisis Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (07 July 2021) — It pains me to repeat this premise, supported by historic precedents, that in countries lacking democratic ideals and practices, where there are no viable democratic institutions, where autocratic leaders govern with impunity, it is only a matter of time before such countries implode. But violence is never the answer. Violence only begets more violence. It is the hard truth. History...

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Dominica Diaspora Leader raises troubling issues in open Letter to Dominica Prime Minister

Dominica Diaspora Leader raises troubling issues in open Letter to Dominica Prime Minister (05 Oct. 2018) — In an open letter written by Dominica Diaspora leader, Attorney Gabriel Christian, published in Dominica News Online, on October 2, 2018, he raised a number of issues which are quite troubling and which may be viewed as an indictment of the current government and its leadership. While The Ward Post takes no position on these issues which are the views of Mr. Christian, we found it...