LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Tony Astaphan

Dear Editor,

Were it not for this new culture of alternative facts and misinformation infecting us today I would have ignored the childishness of Miss Williams, who I do not know.  But I need to put the record straight. 

  1. The only time I have every been paid by or from the Treasury is when I am officially retained by the Attorney General to represent the Government or Minister in their official capacities;
  2. I do not recall ever charging the Attorney General of Dominica $40,000.USD for a single case. But if I did, who is Miss Williams to question my fees for my professional services as a leading SC in the OECS?
  3. I have never been retained  or paid by the Attorney General or Government to handle any private matter for Prime Minister Skerrit;
  4. I have never ever charged Prime Ministers Skerrit, Gonsalves, Browne, Douglas, or Anthony  one cent when I have represented them in  their personal capacities or in libel cases.
  5. I will not be charging Prime Minister Skerrit for the libel cases I am going to file first against Lennox Linton and thereafter the others. I consider it my patriotic duty to do so. He is also my friend and I will defend him against this and all smear campaigns to the end;
  6. Miss Williams refers to an invoice of $40,000.00 USD . But she does not tell you what the case involved. Typical of a scandal-mongerer. 

Best regards

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38 Comments

  1. Ratatouille is his name!
    February 18, 2017

    Desperation, guilt, is what this man is! manipulation, falsehoods is what this man stands for .

  2. KaliBud
    February 7, 2017

    Isn’t Lennox the head of the public accounts committee. If their was any such happening he ought to know, or he not doing his job properly

  3. tru d bino q la
    February 7, 2017

    Raise the the Bar! ….Sir, this back and forth verbal exchange between everyone and you _as the common denominator is very much infantile behavior from a leading SC in the OECS; it’s entertaining for sure with all these conflicting statements and how you rationalize your own defenses. But at the end, the most acceptable defense will be that, just helping a friend _ a politician conduct public affairs for private advantage and that’s politics……never mind morals and ethics.

  4. Dano
    February 7, 2017

    You again Mr. Can you tell us how much iut costs the taxpayers of Dominica ( our $$) when you file these frivolous lawsuits on behalf of Skerrit Mr. Legal Counsel.? Everybody cannot be bad , everybody’ cannot be childish, everybody cannot be this and that when they don’t support Skerrit.

    Well Mr. big shot- Ms. William has outed you–you are busted !!! Congrats Ms. Williams -great job at exposing this …………………..

    • Gary
      February 7, 2017

      Didn’t you read the above letter to the Editor,please read it and you will find the answer to your question.

  5. Titiwi
    February 7, 2017

    What you mean new culture of alternative facts Mr. Astaphan?This far from new! It is our own, home-grown P.M. who has been a practitioner of this art ever since I’ve known him. In fact i believe that Donald Trump coined that from him, when he was introduced to him in New York by our oleaginous Ambassador of Oceans & Seas, his Excellency Zampolli. Poor Donald has not been the same since, and it shows.

    • Gary
      February 7, 2017

      You will soon know who has been a practitioner in the art of alternative facts, ( lying), just to remind you, in a court of Law, there is no such thing as alternative facts, evidence is what required, a word that is ignored and has no significance to Dominicans anymore.

  6. Unknown-Ish
    February 7, 2017

    so tony trying to say all that time he spends defending the government and skerro; out of court and in court he doing it for freeeeeee???????????

    What kind of friend spends so much defending another for free without something in return? Toney doing all that “washing of his tongue on Dominicans demonstrating their democratic right’ for free??? Just now you will call yourself Jesus!

    Toney you’re the kind of friend I have been looking for all my life; when can we meet? Friends like you i need; those that put their life on hold to defend mine while i sleep soundly at night or travel the world. Number please toney!!

    You must think all Dominicans are dumb!

  7. Titiwi
    February 7, 2017

    Oh boy, Tony Astaphan must rise to the challenge, he can not resist it can he? He’d better be careful he does not choke on the bait one day.

  8. Me
    February 7, 2017

    There is such a thing as getting benefits in kind. Remember that authorized merchants of our citizenship like Caribbean Citizenship Inc. of Hibiscus Ridge need the approval of P.M. to operate.

  9. February 7, 2017

    Whatever :-D :-D :-D

  10. John Jules
    February 6, 2017

    Uncle Tony give it to them, UWP people have a BIG Problem. You are a Thorn in their side and they can’t stand you. Keep on fighting for Dominica.

    • Ratatouille is his name!
      February 18, 2017

      You mean for their pockets because it’s definitely not for Dominica

  11. Locs Girl
    February 6, 2017

    Dominicans, are we really believing that legal work is done for free and one being patriotic? Give me a [fill in the blank] break!!

  12. %
    February 6, 2017

    I hasten to say that I do not believe anything said by this man.

    • Gary
      February 7, 2017

      Who ask you to believe. No one ask you to believe, but you not believing does not affect what has been made public by SC AStaphan.

      • Ratatouille is his name!
        February 18, 2017

        Gary must be Tony lol

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  13. Citizen Kane
    February 6, 2017

    If the PMs not paying for legal service from the most expensive SC in the OECS that should be counted as income and be subjected to income tax laws.

    • Gary
      February 7, 2017

      When your interim Government comes into power you will be appointed and given the responsibility to enforce such thing.

      • Me
        February 7, 2017

        Gary, I’m glad you acknowledge an interim government will be installed. Seems like you are finally facing reality.

        Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 0
      • Gary
        February 7, 2017

        To Me

        You tell me when the interim Government will be installed, I thought it was today, D- day. The reality I face to day is, I am alive and Roosevelt Skerrit is the PM of Dominica.

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    • February 7, 2017

      That is true it should be counted as income and taxed accordingly. Also I do hope that the tens of thousands of dollars Lennox received from his supporters to pay his legal bills were declared as income and taxed accordingly.

  14. Marcus Hill
    February 6, 2017

    I don’t believe that Tony represents Skerrit for free. The Astaphans do not work for free.

    • Gary
      February 7, 2017

      Your belief is not a substitute to distinguish fact from fiction.

  15. Dave Bertrand
    February 6, 2017

    Mr Trump will have the final say Tony Astahphans. Even today notice reaching us stated another Iranian has been arrested. How many more?

  16. Marcus Hill
    February 6, 2017

    Anyway, Kenneth Rijock warned you to stop pretending that you have license to practice law in the US. He said you keep sending him threatening emails and referring to attorney/Client relationship as if you are authourised to practise law in the US which is not the case.

  17. February 6, 2017

    Williams, and rightly so, questioned you integrity… not your fee. @4progress has that covered…working the personal fee into Government’s (read Taxpayer’s) bill.

  18. Papa Dom
    February 6, 2017

    Wow! At least bubbles made his millions by selling crabs but since when did people make millions by working for free.

  19. Wa Papa
    February 6, 2017

    That is the problem with us. Whether you like Tony or not, why would one write about something they have no idea of? Was any research done and facts found to speak so boldly? What is wrong with our people and the idea of embracing misinformation? Most of the people doing this are the so call educated. Has education render us insane and dishonest?

    • viewsexpressed
      February 7, 2017

      Go ask Tony,,,,he knows…he has a ll the answers,,, why ask us, Go ask Tony A…………..n

  20. dominica for alah wii
    February 6, 2017

    go and defend him in new york too lmaooo

  21. viewsexpressed
    February 6, 2017

    Tony Astaphan, like was said to Skerrit, you too should go, please go,,,just go…do not come back. You two have done enough damage to our nature isle, now reduced to a level of poverty created by this corrupt Labour government.. Go, take your riches ad go…tk Skerrit with you,,,…just go….Go please..
    This is your Skerrit’s Message he received……show me your company, I tell you who you are…..
    Skerrit. Man take your CBI money and go to hell…go to hell…go to hell…
    you are morally killing this country………..its your damn business , so go with it…resign,,,,y9u have many homes, go to morocco,,,Dubai……India…..(Not Vielle case)…….Greece…just go…don’t come back, just like the Gambian president who stole election and eh wanna give up. Senegal Army drive him off.
    Skerrit, go, just go please, you and your bunch of idiots, just go, take all you riches and money and Gooooooo

  22. Not a herd follower
    February 6, 2017

    Anthony Astaphans, you claim that you do not charge the Prime Ministers for representing them in their personal capacities. Accepting this is true, surely you are paid otherwise, which is these Prime Ministers hire/hired you to represent the governments they lead which allow to charge very high sums to the taxpayers.

  23. TORKSPEC
    February 6, 2017

    Tony i want to be your friend so you do can legal work for me at NON CHARGE

  24. nonamegal
    February 6, 2017

    This whole back and forth is like a never-ending movie. I need more popcorn and beer to keep watching.

  25. The Eel
    February 6, 2017

    Don’t give away too much online Tony get them in the witness box. When I noticed viewexpress addressed her as a miss, I said to myself she must be late in life. What a calamity

  26. 4progress
    February 6, 2017

    Tony wrote…”new culture of alternative facts and misinformation infecting us”. Don’t forget: creative accounting, misappropriation of public funds and payment via the “back door”.

  27. Vaffanculo_PM
    February 6, 2017

    Tony Astaphans u have an Ego problem GarCon!

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