PRESS RELEASE: Office of the President

by: - November 18, 2019
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The Office of the President has today Monday, 18th November 2019 written to the Administrator of Dominica News Online (DNO) as follows:



The Office of The President has received a letter dated 18th November 2019 from Miss Cara Shillingford, Attorney at Law, acting on behalf of the Honourable Mr. Lennox Linton, Mr. Loftus Durand, Mr. Arthurton Martin, Dr. Irving Pascal and other concerned citizens of the Commonwealth of Dominica, alleging that “the Writ issued by the President fixing the date for nominations following the dissolution of the House of Assembly on the 6th of November 2019 is erroneous.”   Miss Shillingford claims that the Writ states that the date fixed for the nomination of candidates is Wednesday, the 19th of November 2019 and that there is no such day in the calendar for 2019.

This is a gross misrepresentation as the Writ issued by the President and gazetted on the 6th of November 2019 clearly states that “the date fixed for Nomination of Candidates is Tuesday, 19th November 2019″.

Since DNO has published a news item today Monday, 18th November 2019  captioned “Lawyer Writes to President Regarding Error in Writ on Nomination Day,” the Office of the President requests that this correction be issued and that copies of the Writ published in the Dominica Official Gazette No. 49 of 6th November 2019, (copy attached), be similarly published by DNO.