Dominica. According to
countryaah, an attempt to oust Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit by a vote of no confidence in Parliament in October
failed. Before the vote was held, opposition leader Lennox
Linton was ejected from the plenary by President Alix Boyd
Knights after he expressed himself inappropriately. Once the
vote could be held, the opposition cast its votes and the
declaration of disbelief fell. Skerrit was accused of
mismanaging the country's economy and being the cause of
rising unemployment, growing government debt and an
increased current account deficit.
In March, the minister responsible for public
construction was forced and the country's ports, Ian Pinard,
resigned following allegations of what the press described
as inappropriate sexual behavior towards a 15-year-old girl.
A businessman and a member of parliament from the opposition
were also accused of sexual assault against the same girl.
Dominica is the Member State of the Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) partner organization that uses the most renewable
energy in relation to total energy consumption. It shows a
report from ECLAC, the regional economic commission in Latin
America and the Caribbean, published in July. Since the
global financial crisis of 2008-11, Dominica has consciously
invested in renewable energy sources, such as hydropower and
wind power, and these now cover just over a quarter of the
country's total energy needs.