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Dominica island: BPW calls for a sex offenders registry in Dominica

[loopslu.com – 12/31/19]

The Dominica chapter of Business and Professional Women (BPW) is working with other women’s rights groups across the region, to ensure that dreams of a sex offenders registry on the nature isle, is realized.

President of BPW Dominica, Rhoda St. John, said “We are working with a number of Caribbean islands where we’re going to be looking at getting the sex offenders registries implemented not only in Dominica, but in as many of the Caribbean islands as we can in 2020.”

The aim, she said is to allow authorities to track the activities of sex offenders and to create awareness of individuals who have been found guilty of these offences.

“As to if it is going to be approved by the government is another question that is left to be answered, but we will be advocating that our laws and the government look at the sex offenders registry as we would like every Caribbean island to implement it seeing that it is an act against women,” she said.

St John believes that the implementation of a sex offender’s registry is necessary for the BPW to take an effective stand against sexual violence.

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  1. ab

    Good luck fixing anything with a registry.

  2. Harry

    Ok I maybe kicking a bee hive over and I do not really care. The sex offender registry is a weapon used by women in their war on men. It has nothing to do with child safety or women caring about children, as women kill more kids per year because of abortion. Women abuse most of the children under their care, usually emotionally and if, there is a “unreportable sex abused children” women are the predictors as they have far more private time with children.

  3. Anonymous

    How about implementing a registry of domestic violence beaters too? No? Why not?

    • Will Allen

      That doesn’t involve $EX so we can’t all hysterically FREAK THE F*CK OUT!!!

      And for the same reasons that we can’t have “$EX offenders” living near schools but people who have shot people with guns are fine. Or people who have “accidentally” murdered someone while driving drunk. Because of the children.

      Only corrupt, criminal regimes have $EX Offender Registries.

  4. Terrald

    There went my plan for Dominica. It’s one of a handful of countries I was considering buying dual citizenship. Although Dominica requires a $100,000 “contribution” The country’s citizens have access to all commonwealth and many other countries for foreign travel. My pornography offense may not even put me on their newly established hit list, but it’s the mere fact that they would have one. ln my haste to escape America, I’ll just be jumping from the fryin pan into the fire!

    • Bill

      @Terrald

      You mentioned a handful of countries for buying citizenship.

      Can you name those countries?

      I know that St. Kitts is offering citizenship but I read that in order to qualify you musn’t have any criminal record.

      • Count D.I.K.ula

        St. Kitts and Dominica (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) are among the very cheapest countries to buy citizenship from. My business partner obtained both citizenships five or six years ago and renounced his U.S. citizenship because he was so mad at the U.S. However, he had no criminal record whatsoever.

        For those of us who do have criminal records, and especially “sex offenses,” we are not eligible for obtaining citizenship in any country of which I am aware, including St. Kitts and Dominica. Absolutely central to any citizenship bid is the submission of an F.B.I. report – which you must pay for – and which is sent by it directly to the country’s officials.

        One thing to note about passports from “countries-of-convenience,” as St. Kitts, Dominica and other countries in the citizenship-selling business are called, is that their passports are coming under increasing scrutiny by other countries. For now, they have very good recognition and visa-free status but this may be changing indeed, almost certainly will change. The “Panama Papers” is seeing to that. Also, it is absolute hell to get or keep a bank account in one of those other major countries as my friend, living in a handful of other countries has learned. No matter how much money he had in those banks, they have closed all but a couple of his accounts. See “FATCA”.

        • AJ

          @Count D.I.K.ula:
          “No matter how much money he had in those banks, they have closed all but a couple of his accounts.”
          —–
          I don’t understand why this would happen. Since he renounced his US citizenship, the hooks of FATCA shouldn’t apply. To my knowledge FATCA requires any bank holding monies of a US citizen to hold such monies in USD. FATCA also requires any bank doing business in the US banking system to provide the US with data about US citizens having accounts with them–this is what finally got the Swiss banks to give up their client lists. Since he’s no longer a US citizen, neither should apply. Then again, a bank can close one’s account for any or no reason… I wouldn’t be the least surprised if the US hounds your friend and puts pressure on the banks/countries where he hold monies.

          Unless things have changed significantly, if one really wants a secret account, it would behoove a person to befriend an Austrian citizen. To my recollection, Austrians are allowed to have accounts with extreme privacy. In theory, one would just need to give an Austrian enough money to open an account and then have them give you all the account info so you can run it. Note that if the bank became aware it was a non-citizen with the account, they would open it for scrutiny to the US, etc (and probably close your account).

        • Count D.I.K.ula

          AJ, you’re right, it is more complicated than just FATCA, and yet it is also about FATCA and OECD and a slew of other international banking regulations and treaties. The U.S. has exerted pressure on other countries, not only as it relates to their citizens but about their FORMER citizens, as well. Those who have relinquished or renounced their citizenship, from whatever country, to acquire economic citizenship in countries like St. Kitts, Dominica, Panama, etc. are finding that their bank accounts are being closed without recourse. It is part of a larger trend, as you know, of treating citizens as subjects of the state with the state increasingly assuming international dimensions through collaboration with other countries. IML is just a small part of it.

        • AJ

          I’m so looking forward to the day the US loses its ability to push the rest of the free world around. The US with its high-and-mighty “morals” constantly shoves its nose where it doesn’t belong. I recall in 1985 when the French wouldn’t let the US overfly on the way to bomb Libya. Back then I though the French were jerks. Now, I have a much better appreciation of their perspective. The US is a bully. It may also be a charitable nation, but that doesn’t wipe out being a bully any more than the DV bf/hubby who brings the family to Dizneeland stops being a woman and child abuser.

          At times I still like my country, but those times are fewer and farther between, and it never rises above “like.” Love? Never.

  5. Eric Knight

    Keep in mind that most registries proposed are initially supposed to be restricted to police and other law enforcement personnel only. If that’s the case, then the registry is more redundant than effective, as most law enforcement agencies have comprehensive databases on ALL felons and ex-felons.

    When we think of the registry, of course, we think of the PUBLIC Internet registry, which is MAGNITUDES more problematic, as they are the root cause of more and more restrictions as we know. In short, I don’t think that this proposal in Dominica.

    By the way, Dominica is a separate country from Dominican Republic in case you were wondering.

  6. Jack

    And as for the women who support sex offender registries. Seems to me they get just as much pleasure out of controlling what goes on in other women’s pants, as the men.

  7. Tim in WI

    All despite a SOR proven ineffective in US.
    The database however proves very useful indeed for political security.The nature of it coincides in perception of it by the public.
    A database can be as useful for what it does not contain as much a what it does hold.

    The behavioral ambiguity of SOR pages enlist no concrete aide to the user. Being informed is outpaced by being accurately informed. If the advocating Act hitches it’s ex post sled to ” known pathology by finding of guilt” an alternative purpose ” to assist law enforcement ” necessarily must too abide the path. Confusing things by conflating molesting for kidnapping exposes the alternative purpose as the real priority with respect to database machine use. If thee can indenture a human What limit left to liberty. SOR justifies unfettered domestic electronic surveillance saints first as a civil function of government.

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