Re: Dominica Users Group – NEW TALK SHOW, , VOICE OF THE PATRIOTS.

Christian Volney:
Try setting your hate, prejudice and over compensation for your cawat adventures of the seventies aside for a while so that you may legitimately engage with truth and fact:
On November 5th, 2010, I filed a complaint with the Integrity Commission about Skerrit’s violation of the Code of Conduct of the Integrity in Public Office Act. That complaint was filed pursuant to and in full compliance with section 31 of the Act which states as follows:
31. A person who has reasonable grounds to believe that any person in public life has breached any provision of the Code of Conduct may make a complaint in writing to the Commission stating –
a) the particulars of the breach;b) the particulars, as far as they are known, of the person against whom the complaint is made;c) the nature of evidence that the complainant proposes to produce in respect of the complaint; andd) such other particulars as may be prescribed in Regulations made by the Minister.
(2) A complaint to the Commission under this section may be presented in person, or may be sent by registered post to the Chairman of the Integrity Commission
My complaint dated November 5th, 2010 was presented in person. The Commission acknowledged receipt in writing and in a separate letter requested the evidence I proposed to produce in respect of the complaint.
As a result, I filed a 28 chapter evidence bundle containing hundreds of pages with the Commission on December 22nd, 2010.
Under what authority do you assert Sir, that the IPO commission is not investigating the complaint?
Section 32 of the act provides as follows:
32. (1) Where a complaint has been sent to the Commission under section 31, the Commission, after examining the complaint, may reject the complaint if the Commission is of the opinion that –
a) the complaint is frivolous; orb) it does not pertain to a matter the Commission is empowered to deal with under the Act
(2) Where the Commission rejects a complaint, the person against whom the complaint was lodged shall have the right to institute legal proceedings against the complainant; but it shall be a defence that the complaint was not made maliciously, frivolously or in bad faith.
(3) No complaint shall be rejected by the Commission without giving the complainant a reasonable opportunity of being heard
Yet you feel absolutely no compunction to make this bold declaration capped with a question calculated to confuse the issue:
“The IPO Commission has not found it necessary to investigate these complaints; why is that?”
The truth and fact Sir, is that having requested and received evidence, the IPO Commission is investigating the complaint.
Stay tuned!

“To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice…” Proverbs 21:3

  1 comment for “Re: Dominica Users Group – NEW TALK SHOW, , VOICE OF THE PATRIOTS.

  1. Christian Volney
    February 19, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Dominica Users Group – In response to Lennox Linton on Chris Volney
    Tony.

    Lennox or any other Dominican has a constitutional right to submit a
    complaint against any public official they deem to have breeched any
    provision within the code of conduct, as ‘clearly’ stated in the act. This is not in dispute
    or should be in question. My contention with Lennox is his motivation
    and intent; in recognition of the reality that his complaint was
    politically motivated, I will continue to question validity, hence my
    scepticism and distrust, rendering acceptance of his assertion as being
    partisan and diminished in credibility. This does not mean he is wrong or his claim is invalid;
    it means I do not trust his word as being the ‘et al’ and will continue
    to give the prime Minister the benefit of the doubt until the IPO and
    its commissioner, or the DPP declares otherwise.

    Yet you feel absolutely no compunction to make this bold declaration capped with a question calculated to confuse the issue:
    “The IPO Commission has not found it necessary to investigate these complaints; why is that?”

    Lennox, I am not crafty like Tony and would never “intentionally” confuse the issue. This is to serious and important to neglect or downplay!
    Thank you for setting the record straight with your comment above; I was not aware that the investigation was still ongoing. It is sobering to know it is being investigated and not being neglected. The truth is ‘too’ important to all of us; we need to put closure to all the uncertainty surrounding these allegations.

    “The truth and fact Sir, is that having requested and received evidence, the IPO Commission is investigating the complaint.?
    Stay tuned!

    So Tuned I shall remain.

    If I am wrong, I will apologize for being wrong with my head held high
    and with dignity; it takes a man to admit when he is wrong, and a man I
    am. I will however remain steadfast in my personal conviction that
    your word, or the word of any other politically charged individual
    carries little weight as qualification of the truth; and certainly does
    not equate as substantiation of the truth; never will,
    because partisan bias is the motivation!

    This does not mean the Prime Minister is innocent of the assertions you
    have levied against him; that is for the commission, or a public inquiry
    to determine, not for you or for your partisan following.

    For the record

    I do not hate you, or for that matter despise you; I do not trust your
    reporting for it has been of a questionable nature, and of a reasonable
    doubt in my understanding of’; why is this not acceptable and somehow to
    be branded as being biased towards, and supportive of the Prime
    Minister? This is not personal, it just so happens you are at the centre
    of this discussion, hence I direct my uncertainty at you and question
    your motives and intent.

    “To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice…” Proverbs 21:3
    Like
    yourself, I believe I am doing what is right by maintaining a
    bipartisan objectivity. I would never discourage what you have done,
    but I will question the way in which you have done it.
    Cheers

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