Enough is enough says legal counsel for PM Skerrit

first_imgSenior Counsel, Anthony Astaphan.Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan, one of the counsels on the legal team representing Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says “enough is enough” regarding the onslaught of allegations made against him in recent times regarding sale of Dominica’s passports.At a press conference on Friday, Mr Astaphan told the media that the prime minister had not sought legal action in the past against several issues naming the “bin bobol” and “ownership of villas” scandals, as the prime minister regards these issues as “the new scavenging of politics” and did not wish to take legal redress as other prime ministers in the region have done.However, Mr. Astaphan explained that the allegations made by Dr. Thomson Fontaine via the internet and radio that the British issued an advisory on Dominican passports and the Royal Family boycotting Dominica as part of its Jubilee celebrations was the “straw that broke the camel’s back”.“The straw that broke the camel’s back was Thomson Fontaine’s deliberate manufacturing of evidence that there was the British advisory on Dominican passports which turned out to be completely and absolutely false. The sensational lie that the Royal Family had boycotted or snubbed Dominica because Dominica was not part of its Jubilee itinerary, when we had gotten the explanation from authoritative source that is, that Dominica as a republic is not part of the British realm and had not invited the Royal Family and there are in fact no significant British investments here.”He explained further that the recent postings alleging that a known terrorist is the holder of a Dominican passport “crossed the line”.“It was enough particularly when we began to see these postings of passports and profiteers of shame and Dawood using Dominica’s passports and certain articles written by Jeremy St. Clair, Thomson Fontaine then some guy from Bangladesh or India being posted in the international and regional media on the world wide web, we began to realize that there was something fundamentally wrong with that, so enough is enough”, Astaphan said.Mr. Astaphan highlighted their reasoning for naming Q95FM Radio as a party to the lawsuit.“We have decided that as a matter of policy to join the owners of Q95FM in this case because the time has come for us to make the question of the responsibility of the radio programs a landmark issue for the Courts to decide.”He also explained the legal team’s reasoning for not including Weekly Blitz as a party to the lawsuit.“Weekly Blitz is not Dominican, Weekly Blitz is a marginal fringe anti-Islamic publication in Bangladesh, he’s apologized to us, he says he was going to send me material to show why he did it and he has sent me material and we are looking at it and all that I’m saying is that my position is consistent. All that I am saying is I told you so, you guys went on a campaign to destroy the reputation of the country based on Weekly Blitz and it backfired.”According to Mr. Astaphan this was not merely an attack on Prime Minister Skerrit but an attack on the country, attack on citizens with Dominican passports and an attack on the national security of Dominica.Dominica Vibes News Share LocalNews Enough is enough says legal counsel for PM Skerrit by: – December 30, 2011 Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img 280 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more

2022 world athletics championships set for July 15-24

first_img Loading… Read Also: NBA: Antetokounmpo donates masks to Greek city The world championships were initially planned to run from August 6-15 in 2021. The competition had to be rearranged after Olympics organisers said the Tokyo Games will now take place on July 23-August 8 next year. The 2022 Commonwealth Games are scheduled to be held in the English city of Birmingham on July 27-August 7. The European Athletics Championships are due to take place in Munich from August 11-21. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Disney Male Role Models6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Legendary Movies To Learn History From10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?10 Inventions That Make Us Question HumanityTop 6 Iconic Supercar MoviesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?center_img The world athletics championships originally scheduled for next year in Eugene, Oregon, will take place on July 15-24 in 2022, avoiding a potential clash with the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.Noah Lyles won gold in the men’s 200 metres at last year’s world championships in DohaWorld Athletics last month shifted the event to 2022 to accommodate the rearranged Tokyo Olympics, which were postponed by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The World Athletics Council approved the new dates this week after extensive discussions with the sport’s stakeholders including organisers of two other major championships due to take place in July-August 2022, the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and the multisport European Championships in Munich,” World Athletics said in a statement on Wednesday. “The new schedule will prevent a direct conflict between any of these major events and, with careful programming, will ensure athletes can compete in up to three world-class competitions.”last_img read more

‘Phone thieves’ nabbed

first_imgResidents Gerald Dela Torre and RodolfoGanzon were accused of stealing a cellular phone. The suspects were detained in the lockupcell of Police Station 2. Charges will be filed against them./PN BACOLOD City – Police arrested two theftsuspects on 15th Lacson Street in Barangay 7 here. center_img Prior to their arrest, a 13-year-oldminor complained to the police that her phone was stolen.last_img

Usain Bolt and Longtime Girlfriend, Kasi Bennett Expecting First Child Together

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica – Retired Jamaican Sprinter, Usain Bolt this morning announced that he and his longtime girlfriend, Kasi Bennett are expecting their first child.The eight-time Olympic gold medallist shared the happy news with his 9.3 million followers on Instagram, sharing a picture of his partner, Kasi Bennett, cradling her baby bump. The couple has been together for over five years, but it wasn’t until 2016, when Bolt confirmed their relationship, saying they had just “gotten really serious.”In 2018, the 33-year-old opened up about their relationship in an interview with Australia’s STELLAR Magazine. Bolt revealed that he was ready to start a family “in the near future”.“It’s never a good time to have kids. It took me a while to figure that out. You just have to buckle down and do it. It’s in the near future, so, hopefully. We’ll see”, he said.The athletics star, who retired from running in 2017, is the only male sprinter to win Olympic 100m and 200m titles at three consecutive Games.Following his retirement from Tracks, he went on to pursue his dream to become a professional footballer, training with Norwegian club Stromsgodset and turning down a deal with Maltese club Valletta before joining Australian club Central Coast Mariners.However, his A-League career lasted just eight weeks and in January 2019 he announced he was taking a step back from sport to focus on a business career.Since then, Bolt has dabbled in various endeavours including producing dancehall and now Soca music. He also has s string of partnerships with G.H. Mumm Champagne, Hubolt, Alpro, Xoom, among others.last_img read more