(Outlines of a National Manufacturing Strategy. Part 1.)
There are critical external forces impacting on the emergence of a vibrant manufacturing sector in Dominica. These include positive trends such as the ease of international migration of capital and technology to areas of highest profit margin and opportunities for expanding negotiated regional and international market access. True, also, one needs to contend with such negative factors as uneven trading arrangements, increasingly demanding health and safety standards and the upward spiraling cost of transportation, due to rising fuel prices.
I think advocates for the constitutional rule of law in Dominica had an excellent day before the appeal court today in the matter of reviewing the Gertel Thom ruling against the foreign allegiance disqualification of Skerrit and his Education Minister. Counsel for the appellants, Douglas Mendes, addressed the panel of three for three and a half hours and in my view superbly nailed the major grounds of appeal.