For those of you who are not students of Caribbean history, on this day in 1979, the people of Dominica, fed up with an autocratic regime that intended to pass legislation limiting freedom of speech, and the rights of unions, rose up and took down the government of Patrick John. There were casualties among the people, who were unarmed when the police and military opened fire upon them.
I was in Dominica immediately after that, and present at the Inquest into the carnage. What was I doing there? Even back then, long before St Kitts created the CBI ib 1984, Dominica's corrupt leaders were selling diplomatic passports.
Those who forget the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them. If you want to read the complete story, access it here.
Chronicles of Monte Friesner - Financial Crime Analyst
Contributed by Kenneth Rijock - Financial Crime Consultant