Senior Council Anthony W Astaphan.One of the essential points we were addressing on the Government in Focus program last night was the allegation that Roman Lakschin and the issues surrounding him began with the Honourable Prime Minister Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit. This allegation is plainly false. However, we said that a case concerning Mr. Laksckin was not filed in the International Court of Justice in 2006. This was inaccurate. But what was accurate, are the following;• the genesis of the appointment of Laksckin and the preparation for the case predated and preceded by many years the appointment of Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit as Prime Minister;• Mr. Roman Lakschin was first appointed as Deputy Permanent Representative and Ambassador to the United Nations Offices in Geneva by the Dominica Freedom Party prior to 1995;• He was appointed officially to the Post of Permanent Representative and Ambassador at the United Nations Offices in Geneva in March 1996;• As early as 2002 Mr. Lakschin sought to have proceedings instituted against Switzerland. • Mr. Lakschin’s intended application was fully supported in January 2002 by the former Prime Minister Mr. Edison James who swore to an affidavit in support of Mr. Lakschin;• An application was purportedly filed on behalf of the Government of Dominica in April 2006; and• The Prime Minister (less than a month later) by letter of 15th May 2006 informed the International Court of Justice that the application was to be promptly and unconditionally withdrawn. His Excellency Ambassador Vince Henderson. Image via: cadenagramonte.cuThe Honourable Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit informed the International Court of Justice that the Government of Dominica ‘did not wish to go on with the proceedings instituted against Switzerland’ and requested that the Court makes an Order ‘officially recording (the Government’s) unconditional discontinuance’. The Honourable Prime Minister also requested that the case be removed from the General List.We regret the error made during the program, but it is our view that the decisive and clear action on the part of the Honourable Mr.Roosevelt Skerrit establishes that he and the Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Dominica did not believe that it was in the public or country’s interest to pursue the matter against Switzerland and acted accordingly. Press Release Share LocalNews Statement on behalf of Ambassador Vince Henderson & Anthony W Astaphan, SC regarding Roman Lakschin by: – December 2, 2011 957 Views one comment Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet
Results are finally in and Batesville High School has qualified quite a few events to the indoor state meet which will take place this Saturday at Gladstein Feildhouse on the Indiana University Campus. Small Schools (1A-3A) will take place after the large school meet and we are schedule to begin our competition at 4pm.Events we have qualified for…3200-Ean LoichingerPole Vault-Stephanie NobbeHigh Jump-Carley PrideShot Put-Katie BedelBoys and Girls 4 x 800 relay, 4 x 400 relay, 4000M DM Relay.THIS IS THE MOST EVER THAT ANYONE CAN REMEMBER TO QUALIFY FROM BHS TO THIS MEET IN ONE YEAR! THIS IS AWESOME! WAY TO GO EVERYONE!!!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.