Citizens For Good Governance hold peace rally

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Citizens For Good Governance hold peace rally by: – March 31, 2011 112 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Share This morning a group of people associated with the Citizens for Good Governance Forum, assembled on the grounds of the Public Service Union to demonstrate peacefully against what they claim is an illegal government destroying Dominica.The chairperson of the event, Mr. Atherton Martin declared “this is serious business and we did not come here for a picnic” which we can assume refers to persons who were not attentive to what was taking place.He also reminiced on his childhood days when his mother would say; “boy behave yourself, boy behave yourself and the third time she would say boy behave yourself; if you cannot hear you will feel.” He related this to Mr. Skerrit’s inablility to listen to the people of Dominica and that he will feel if he cannot hear.Mr. Cecil Shillingford who was not prepared to address the gathering but did so impromtu said, “he heard a gentleman say that I was fired but I want you to know that I resigned because I was tired of administrative bullshit!” to which the supporters cheered. He further said that he would like one of the cartoon graphic artists to draw a cartoon of a big cow with 21 breasts, depicting calves sucking from the cow’s breasts. The analogy he claimed was, “Dominica is the cow and they are sucking from it.”There was great participation from the crowd, one gentleman sang a special poem which he made for the event, asking the President whether he does not care about the poor and penshioners. Another single father of three children, two of which are challenged identified himself as “The Man Himself” lamented on the difficulties he has been facing as his salary has been decreased and has to take care of his children.Mrs. Annie St. Hiliare-Aaron, proprietor of Parade of Fashions informed the crowd that she has closed her business today in order to attend the demonstration as Hon. Peter St. Jean has encouraged school children to boycott her business and she has therefore been victimized.Nurse James also addressed the gathering and told the story of a gentleman in Dominica who has resorted to fishing, and although he is not certain whether he will return when he goes out to fish, his consolation is if he is lost at sea there will not be a body for burial.Journalist Lennox Linton also addressed the gathering, he remarked that “the police were informed that there was a demonstration planned outside the court house and so they placed baricades outside the Baracoon building, by the court and the Roseau market.  He further stated that he has enjoyed a full life in Dominica and because he wants the same for his children and grand children he is speaking out. Mr. Linton also spoke on the issue of the State House Project which according to him, has not yet received permission from the Planning Division yet work has commenced.[nggallery id=24]Dominica Vibes Newslast_img