UPDATE: Eliud Williams sworn in as president of Dominica

President Eliud Williams (left) being administered the oath of office by Justice Brian Cottle, Resident Judge. Photo by GIS

Eliud Williams has been sworn in as the seventh President of the Commonwealth of Dominica.

He is replacing Dr. Nicholas Liverpool who is demiting office, reportedly due to ill health.

He was elected president on Monday morning in the House of Assembly.

Williams is being sworn in under a cloud of controversy after the opposition United Workers Party deemed the process leading to his nomination as unconstitutional.

The UWP staged a protest near the parliament building in Roseau on Monday morning to register its disagreement with the process.

Addressing the swearing-in ceremony Williams said he was elected president in keeping with Chapter Two of the Constitution to serve the remaining term of Dr. Nicholas Liverpool. “Although some have casually suggested that there should be a delay in appointing a successor the constitution does not provide that the state could be left headless for any such period,” he said.

He gave a description of the president’s role in Dominica. “Let us be clear that under our system of government there are things the president can do and things the president cannot do,” Williams pointed out.

“There are many things the president must do only under the advice of the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition and there are things the president may do on his own authority,” he said. “Any important government positions can be filled upon the appointment of the president. These include the director of public prosecutions, director of audit, permanent secretaries, members of the boundaries commission and electoral commissions.”

He said that the most notable duties of the president are to call parliament into session, to pause the session temporarily and dissolve parliament entirely resulting in an election.

“The president must also appoint the prime minister and the power to appoint is not just important when forming a new government after an election, sadly during times of crisis or sorrow including the untimely deaths of two of our nation’s leaders my predecessors had to exercise their duty to appoint a new president and ensure our nation had continuity of leadership through difficult times,” Williams noted.

He added, “Like a lot of Dominicans I believe in the continuity of governance is why a prompt and orderly succession of the presidency is the right decision for our country.”

Williams said he is taking on the job because of his loyalty to Dominica and his constant desire to act in the best interest of the people of Dominica and “to continue my journey of service to our country and to encourage each one, everyone to look within yourselves and embark, and those who have already embarked on that journey, to continue this journey of service.

Meanwhile Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit described Williams as a man of impeccable character and scholastic and professional achievements.

“I wish to publicly associate with the expressions of admiration, for the accomplishments of Mr. Williams for like most of us in Dominica he hailed from humble beginnings and has amassed an enviable record of success through commitment, perseverance and hard work,” he noted.

Skerrit said Presidents Williams and Liverpool are outstanding Dominican citizens, each having excelled in a chosen field of endeavor and brought much pride and positive acknowledgement to Dominica.

“President Liverpool distinguished himself as a legal luminary and brought this impeccable record of leadership in Caribbean and hemispheric jurisprudence to the office of President. He served this country with distinction and left a very positive image of Dominica wherever he visited,” he said.

The Prime minister added, “I wish to suggest this evening  that were we to look around Dominica today, there are no greater manifestations of excellence than are to be found in the lives of our out-going and in-coming presidents.”

The oath of office was administered by Justice Brian Cottle, Resident Judge, designated by the Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Ag.), Justice Janice Pereira.

Williams, who was 64 in August this year, comes to the office of President after a long and distinguished career in the Public Service of Dominica and in service to the region, culminating in his appointment as Permanent Secretary from 1987 to 2004.

From 2004 to 2008, he was Managing Director of the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL). Prior to his appointment as Permanent Secretary, Mr. Williams served as Commissioner of Cooperatives from 1985 to 1987.

He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree (with distinction) from the University of the West Indies and membership in many professional bodies, including the Chartered Management Institute, the Institute of Financial Accountants (UK) and the International Management Associates Network (Can.).

Williams is married and has two sons. His wife, Cornelia has been Managing Consultant at WHITCO, Inc. a business consulting firm.

 

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197 Comments

  1. October 20, 2014

    tht was long ago

  2. not memoire poule
    September 19, 2012

    With the many other eminent persons including unmentioned persons like former Cab Sec.Gregoire with precedents from that office of Shaw and Signorette -why was he left out when he served so long and loyally as the wet nurse of the cabinet members who hardly knew which way was up ?
    what of Alick Lawrence who of course has new eminence as Senior Council?
    and or Rev Watty –erudite scholarly upright ?
    and then it dawned on me that it is ok
    The Daughter of labour stalwart -Elkin Henry deceased who is the wife of Eluid has eaual rights to enjoy the banquet of Labour like the infidels of the other party – the switchovers like SAVARIN,,,Parry … deceased Maynard etc ..
    finally a true link to labour can enjoy the largesse and bon temp of using the Labour brand for gain !!!

  3. Anonymous
    September 19, 2012

    Have no idea what job the wife has but if in fact she does have a job where her husband’s job in public office provides her with key advantages and/or can through her connections her company’s actions can jeopardize the country’s standing, then being annoyed by the questions demonstrates just how far behind the line of ethics we have dropped.

    In the correct scenario because of his wife’s job he would not be asked in the first place and if asked and accepted, she would have to leave the job. That’s a decision the two of them would have to make i.e. husband and wife. That is in the correct world. Now if we want to accept an incorrect world where the lines get more and more blurred and soon someone with a murder rap will be acceptable as PM and President then fine be vex that the wife’s job is being questioned.

  4. Papa Dom
    September 19, 2012

    Fraud: A hoax also involves deception, but without the intention of gain or of damaging or depriving the victim.

    In case this is the reason you fefuse to print my comment.

  5. Sis, from Canada
    September 19, 2012

    Congratulations my brother!, I know you will do a Great Job! well deserved.

  6. Morihei Ueshiba
    September 19, 2012

    Dominica’s PM to address ‘Escape From America’ conference :oops:

  7. Anonymous
    September 19, 2012

    I wish him well but by accepting such a position under the Skerrit Administration Mr. Williams has placed himself in a tenuous position where his character will be seriously questioned!

    Skerrit would never put a person of independent thinking and/or sound moral acharacter in such a position. So it’s either Mr. Williams is malliable and/or doesnt give a crap just like the last one didnt and give Skerrit everything on a platter.

    Anyway, time will tell.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 20, 2012

      @ Anonymous

      You are assuming and being negative. I do not see the problem with him. It all depends on the type of mind you have.
      By the way ‘assume’ means in the Canadian jargon, if stated in a certain manner, ‘you are making an ass of you and me – all of us’ when you and some others make such negative statements. Learn something for a change. :twisted: :mrgreen:

  8. Looking in
    September 19, 2012

    IF Eliud Williams was the man of integrity as all these blind bats claim him to be, he should know better than to get himself caught up on this mess. It’s like someone buying an item from someone else, knowing well that the item was stolen.
    So really and trueley, there is no law or constitution that can stop Skerit? I wonder where he will end up and what will happen to Dominica.
    God please help us.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 20, 2012

      @ looking in

      Where will you end up and what will you do for Dominica? What are you presently doing constructively for Dominica? Criticism will not help DA or yourself. Be positive and think positively.

  9. Bond James
    September 19, 2012

    So he is from St. Joseph-is that why you all are angry/

    • Justice and Truth
      September 20, 2012

      He is educated and capable of performing his duties. Some people love to criticize. The one they hate is the PM. They are lacking in Christian-like attitude. One has to be an ungodly, miserable person and unhappy to consistently be criticizing everyone and everything. In their imperfect eyes nothing is good and impeccable.

  10. ME SELF DAT DERE
    September 18, 2012

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    that is why i will not go into political life you know. they elect the man as president, yet they bashing his wife. even if the lady working for whatever company, is not she that is president and she had her jod long before the man even know he would be president. if it was me they would invoke all my dead relatives.

  11. A Voice
    September 18, 2012

    One may disagree with me, but in my humble opinion instead of arguing and debating about the proper constitutional protocol for electing a President, we should have been arguing and debating about the proper constitutional protocol for doing away with the office of President.

    No one seems to be able to point out to me the achievements of the Presidency in Dominica, yet we just finish building them man a $27 million dollar palace.

    Magwaysah!

    • Justice and Truth
      September 20, 2012

      This is not the words of a humble person, one who practices humility. Your comments project it.

  12. Morihei Ueshiba
    September 18, 2012

    America we need economic sanctions on Dominica, we need to put a stop to this tyrant!

    • lol
      September 19, 2012

      The world world is kicking out America you calling for them. Learn to handle your own home affairs. Massa day done, or you still a slave?

  13. September 18, 2012

    Just asking: how long does it take for someone to vote, who gains citizenship through the economic citizenship programme? Isn’t the new President’s son, the lawyer, on the Electoral Reform Committee?

  14. dissident
    September 18, 2012

    Whenever u leaving office don’t do like Liverpool. At least say goodbye to the peoole u serve and acknowledge those u worked with

    • Justice and Truth
      September 20, 2012

      And you are a dissident. If you and some others were kinder in words he probably would have said goodbye. Some of you have not been nice to the PM and no doubt to him. Note what is said about him. People as you make others regret that they ever entered politics and cause some others not to enter it. I hope God comes soon to reclaim his world and get rid of those who stir up trouble and who do nothing for their country and the world in general except to be mean and critical.

  15. jesus representative
    September 18, 2012

    The Bible says that good will be seen as eveil and evil will be seen as good and that is what is happening in Dominica. I is so sad that peolpe will have no regard for the bible that Govern our little country and be applauded for it like is some sort of achievement. sad sad sad. I am calling on chritian to ask God for his divine intervention in what is going on in Dominica today. We are obviously reaping what we have sown but God is God and that cannot be change and is He alone that can make the difference in Dominica. Lord have you divine way in Dominica should be the prayer of all

    • Justice and Truth
      September 20, 2012

      You are no Jesus representative. You think that you are pleasing God? By no means. You have committed a grievous sin, using His Holy Name in vain and in your hatred, to promote hatred.
      If you are such a good Christian you would not make such comments and would pray for Dominica. Instead of worshiping God in truth, praying for your country, politicians and nationals including yourself, you are spreading discord, hatred and attacking the integrity of others. Some Christian you are.
      Leave Our Lord Jesus Christ’s Name out of your satanic thoughts and words. It is blasphemous to us His Holy Name and call It in your disobedient and disprespectful manner. There is a price to pay for that.

  16. Morihei Ueshiba
    September 18, 2012

    I picked up a copy of Paul Kriwaczek’s book ‘Babylon’, published in 2010. Sadly to say the contents mirrors Dominica today, the author draws largely on Marc Van Der Mieroop. Piotr Steinkeller is also quoted. :cry:

    • Justice and Truth
      September 20, 2012

      @ Morehei

      If only you were holy and perfect. You are the one and the likes of you who are Babylon. Some of you are imagining what is not occurring in DA. It is all in your warped minds.

  17. Keeping them Honest
    September 18, 2012

    Hey Pat Aaron, take note Aunty connie is on the rise. This bsiness is unstopable.

  18. Observer
    September 18, 2012

    He has already mad himself another one of Skerrit’s puppets.

  19. faceup
    September 18, 2012

    Williams looking so serious in that pic, that he want’s to burst a big laugh !!!

  20. NWO
    September 18, 2012

    I’m a Dominican living in a neighboring island. I follow with grave concern Mr Skerrit’s regime. Mr Skerrit has demonstrated a wanton disregard for any and all aspects of law and our constition. The swearing in of Mr Williams as president is no different. Illiteracy and ingorance are the order of the day, a daily facet of DNO.
    The voice of Man in the Valley has stated very eloquently and efficiently the disregard of the government for transparency. Mr Alleyene has heaped accolades on Mr Williams, I’m sure he feels to recant on his thoughts as Mr Williams has accepted his position now shrouded in a veil of corruption. Anyone with half a conscience and wit would never accpet such a position under these circumstances. My question is, What is the rush? to answer one of the comments, a day without a head of state is not an uncommon occurence as one follows their CONSTITUTION. Dominica is not in a state of war nor emergency. I am also of the opinion that too many persons are sitting idly back and not showing their face or lending their voice in the name of righteousness. Mr Linton is almost a lone voice in the wind. Re the speaker of the house, she is a disgrace to the position. Never before has a speaker been so openly biased. I fear Dominica has fallen into the doldrums. Mr Skerrit is allowed to rule like a dictator, something he seems to relish in, travelling with a small army of armed men. What next? What aspect of the constitution is Mr skerrit going to disregard while WE allow him to? The learned people like Mr Alleyne are ridiculed, the other luminaries seem to play political charades for personal gain. The past great leaders of our nation must be rolling in their graves. New World Order in effect

    • Gosh!
      September 18, 2012

      Look, if you are not in the country contributing to the daily strive, shut the hell up. Stop watching from outside and talking…you pple living outside the island that have more to say. Shut up.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 20, 2012

      @ NWO

      What about the government where you are residing in the neighboring island? Is that government perfect? Are those nationals happy with that government? This is what you should be concerned about.

  21. DominicaFirst
    September 18, 2012

    Mr. Williams is or isn’t not president what’s the difference? How is that gonna change your miserable lives.!

  22. me1
    September 18, 2012

    I made a point earlier about where Mr. Williams wife works and got some heat for it (http://whitco-inc.com/ or http://whitco-inc.net/). Some people wanted to know what where his wife works have to do with that. My answer to that, it has everything to do with that. It might not be my business now, but I can guarantee you in a few years from now some of us won’t be asking that question. Seeing that we now know where is wife works and the selling of our passports is a hot issue even if you do not hear about it every day. You have the president of a country wife helping to give away our passports (so cheap) and that is not a time to be concerned? I am not saying she is going to use that as a means to sell more passports but come on people, don’t you think it is going to be much easier for those people to do what they want, they can rewrite the rules (laws) to suit them and what they want to do. If we really have to think of all what can be done the argument can go on for years.
    Like i always say I do not take part in politics, Freedom, UWP and Labour have all sold passport or like i say giveaway out passorts for nothing and I don’t support that one bit. If you really wanted to bring in some money to the country why are’nt the passport being sold for about 2 million per and 5 million fo a family of 3 (us dollars).

    • Give it a break
      September 18, 2012

      Your personal attack on Mrs. Williams sounds like you are suffering from a bout of sick, childhood jealousy.

    • September 18, 2012

      me1 — 2 million dollar passports, have you completely lost your mind?

    • FED UP
      September 18, 2012

      Ok may be the government should abandon the economic citizenship program (a program that almost every country in the world has) and raise your taxes to make up for lost revenue. Would that make you happy? OMG – as Dominica continues to move foward the people continue to move backward.

      Knowledge is power – please, please, try to obtain some. SMH

      • ANON
        September 19, 2012

        Shaking my damn head to your response.

        Knowledge is power – please, please, try to obtain some. That goes to you as well.

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      • September 19, 2012

        Why didnt they lower the taxes whilst they were making trillions from the sale of passports? It is because the money when to their pockets and not to the treasury. Bin bobol scamps all the way. Think about that.

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    • Papa Dom
      September 18, 2012

      Conflict of interest but Dominican are not bothered about that. Is any other member of his family in a strategic position?

  23. Anonymous
    September 18, 2012

    Most of these comments sound so juvenile. Dont make good reading at all. Next

  24. FED UP
    September 18, 2012

    For those of you complaining about where his wife works – please note that almost every country in the world has an economic citizenship program. Canada, US, etc. It is a way of bringing foreign investment into a country and providing the government of that country with an additional source of revenue. FEAR ONLY CONTROLS THE IGNORANT. BE INFORMED!!!!!!

    • Doc, Love
      September 18, 2012

      Is Mrs Michiel Obama selling passports or working in an office that sells passports.

      • Doc, Love
        September 18, 2012

        Once again i must ask DNO admin,why must it take twelve hours to moderate a comment.

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    • Malgraysa
      September 18, 2012

      Go on my friend. I challenge you. Name all those countries and the terms under which one can acquire citizenship against payment. Your blank statement is is like a child’s argument to get something from its parent because” all the other children have it”!

    • Anonymous
      September 18, 2012

      I’m responding to your comment only because it drives me knots, when individuals like yourself seems incapable of grasping the importance of this issue and all the many other issues/violations that seems to be prevalent in our society in recent years. Not sure if you and others simply lack the capacity or are willfully preventing yourselves from comprehending the sad and dangerous manner in which things of national importance are done/handled in Dominica.

      Can I ask you a few questions; What are the 3 most important things to you? And to your point made in your comments I will simple state ACCOUNTABILITY, have you ever requested from your government how many passports have been sold? How much financially the program have brought into Dominica’s Treasury? and which areas in Dominica benefits most from this program?. I stand corrected, but have any of this information been freely given to the Dominican public by the government?.

      Now about the appointment of the President I will only say this, Dominica have had 6 prior Presidents, so it’s apparently clear that it’s not the first time we’ve been through this process so why not just follow the law, in regards to procedure. This government has failed us, the opposition parties have failed us, and we the common folks are the ones most responsible for this utter failure. we have been the most selfish, unworthy set of individuals currently residing on island, A people who lack any form of conviction, A fearful bunch. I’m not advocating for violence but there’s so much more that can be done by responsible citizens with an understanding that we’re all in this together, and that the breaking down of our society and institutions benefits not one of us in the long run.

      • FED UP
        September 18, 2012

        It’s nuts – not knots. That is the only response I will provide to your ludacris argument. SMH.

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      • 4progress
        September 18, 2012

        You would think that the ARAB SPRING or THE OCCUPY WALL STREET might have taught us we the people can do ourselves when the leadership from the government and opposition fail us.

        Instead some would rather bury their head in the sand and for others their party can do no wrong. What is wrong with doing the right principled thing that progresses d/can thinking and actions.

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  25. Titiwee
    September 18, 2012

    Congratulations to a Senjo Man! Do your country proud!

  26. Anonymous
    September 18, 2012

    All those thumbs down the comments are being given, do you think that Mr. Williams could be bothered with any of all you negative BS? Hmm

    • Malgraysa
      September 18, 2012

      Of course he’s not bothered. He knows what side his bread is buttered.

  27. Anonymous
    September 18, 2012

    Mr. Williams I have had great respect for you all my life. I know that you are a man of integrity but for crying out loud why did you go ahead and accept the presidency knowing fully well the controversy that surrounds it? Why? Why? Why? I am utterly disgusted. You can do better than that.I am truly disappointed.Power will surely bring some of us to our demise.

  28. Ministry
    September 18, 2012

    I think the UWP acted very maturely in expressing their constitutional rights to oppose a process which they beleive was wrong.
    The Police on the other hand are acting more like politicians and do not take into consideration that real politicians come and go but the Ploice Force stays there for ever.
    Mr. Williams , for all the acculades that I have heard about you, with impecable integrity and prfessionalism, why is it that you are not questioning your very appointment if so many doubts surround it??
    I mean the money is good, but the need to be right with the constitution is even more important since it will shape the future of our country.
    Once an action which is so great is not in the best interest of your country or unconstitutional,you should have the courage to tell the DLP to go through the proper chanels if they want you to be President.

    • right
      September 18, 2012

      you’re so right!

      the police were more politically charged than the crowd themselves

      its like they were looking for trouble

  29. Rule
    September 18, 2012

    The salary and other benefits that this man will be receiving, can employ several people in DA. We simply don’t have the funds to afford these high level positions and that’s why the Gov’t is taxing us in order to pay these guys.

    • Gosh!
      September 18, 2012

      Jahlou…I’m sure if it was one of your pple (which I’m sure are not near qualified) you’d be singing a different song…

    • September 19, 2012

      Very good point. But istead they would rather take the money from public serants salaries and then say the country is going into economic crisis.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 20, 2012

      @ Rule

      Ask yourself. How much of the funds do you provide? How much DA taxpayers contribute to the fund? President Obama signed a document for a loan. Other countries assist Dominica and some of you have the gull to make an issue of funds as if they originated from you; that you contributed to it? If you did, it will be a minimal amount, nothing to talk about. Shame on you! You do not know better. You lack intelligence.

  30. out of south city
    September 18, 2012

    The business that his wife is engaged in, according to the website is recruiting outside people or foreigners to Dominica. This business is scary because we do not know who is coming into the island. These people could be criminals, sex offenders, homosexuals and so on. I believe that the name of the game is money. Are we concerned about protecting our beautiful island or just allowing any Dick, Tom and Harry into the island.

    • FED UP
      September 18, 2012

      What the heck are you talking about? SMH

    • Gosh!
      September 18, 2012

      Are you that stupid and misinformed? My gosh how ignorant you pple display yourselves to the world. EVERY country has a program like this. Think!! My friend, go and do some more research before blindly reading something you clearly have no idea about. Rubbish!

  31. flower
    September 18, 2012

    The comments on DNO is hilarious, If you are having a bad day go read DNO comments. I read many comments of news on different Places,some Dominicans are the most baby donkeys on planet earth.

    • Naturalist
      September 18, 2012

      Thanks for saying “some Dominicans”

  32. Roseau Valley
    September 18, 2012

    Oh Mr. Williams….Oh! You ask us to put aside our party political interest. I agree sir. But why should it be as long as we support the interest and agenda of your government?

    Sir, how can you honestly ask that of us when you have endorsed the violation of the constitution?

    Sir, you have been installed on the premise that the constitution is invalid and must be suspended.

    Oh Mr. Williams, How can we associate Mr. Liverpool with integrity? Is integrity another word that the government and its supporters cannot comprehend WHENEVER they wish to violate the constitution?

    Come on Mr. Williams!. Come on!. You have started on the wrong path.

    Respectfully
    Roseau Valley

    • Roseau Valley
      September 18, 2012

      Unforttunately, my interests and that of many others are not political and partisan. Our interests are in upholding our constitution and to respect the rule of law in this land…….please understand that

      • No Name No Warrant
        September 18, 2012

        MAny for UWP = 100 or more supporters

        ALAS

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    • Jude Nicholas
      September 18, 2012

      Roseau Valley Have if occured to you that the Country Would have been without a President this Morning had the UWP’s proposal was followed.

      Can you imagine a Country without a Head of State?

      The Government followed the correct process in the circumstances to avoid us from having a “Headless” State.

      • Malgraysa
        September 18, 2012

        Jude, sop what? That would only have perpetuated the status quo. For a long time now is Skerrit, who is the real head of state and you know it.

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      • Just Asking
        September 18, 2012

        Nonesense, Jude. Had the correct constitutional procedure been followed in the first place, there would be no controversy. You cannot now come and justify this anomaly with ‘headless’ state, which has happened in the past without any problem.

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      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        September 18, 2012

        Jude, You are becoming a nuisance. I have decided not to waste time with your kind because you are more concerned with propaganda and lies. I think you are suffering from the unconstitutional flu and you shall never recover.

        Did the sky fall between 10:00AM and 4:00 PM on Monday.?
        We stayed 6 hours today without a president. Why couldn’t we have waited the 15 days as required under the constitution i.e., 14 days for consultation, nominations and elections (as required under the constitution without the need for the application of any foolish red herring Doctrine).

        Within a matter of six (6) hours following the resignation of the president, the provisions of Section 19.1 was brushed aside and a new president was elected- Bye the way what happened to the other 4 members of the Labour party
        According to Ms. Alik Boyd Knight, in accordance with Section 18 of the constitution, we cannot exist for a moment without a president because the constitution says we shall have a president. It didn’t matter to the Speaker that there are other Sections in the constitution that use the same mandatory expression but we have survived well for over 31 years without their enforcement.

        Jude, the constitution clearly envisions a vacancy situation. (Sec.19) and this provision is not limited to the ordinary expiration of the term of office of the president. The constitution does provide for resignation under Sect. 119 and does not contradict itself.

        Why did we have to invoke the doctrine of necessity only for Section 19.1 but we accept Sections 19 (3-5)as legit and Astaphan loves Section 22 (5) but thinks that Section 103 does not apply?

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  33. Annon
    September 18, 2012

    Snooze U loose. What if it was Brian A, a poto Freedomite/UWPite. It happens in the US too, just see how they go about appointing a supreme court judge – one of the highest offices in the US. It’s all political.

    Seriously a president can become useful ‘only’ in the case of a national crisis, hopefully without being partisan, so we paying a high price for that. Leave it alone, move on – change the constitution for the better proceedure, that’s all.

  34. September 18, 2012

    Liverpool is still the president

  35. Desmond
    September 18, 2012

    Life must go on and the party breakers and wedding crashers cant stop this one. I am longing to see those same people demonstrate for all the good and benificial projects that take place in the countr. God help some of us wicked people

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    September 18, 2012

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    The Government of Dominica does not inform the country of your current citizenship or residency about your second or third citizenship.

    Residential permit

    Such permit is easier to obtain by Dominican citizens wishing to reside in Monaco, Switzerland, Andorra, United Kingdom, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Bahamas and other Caribbean countries.

  37. MARIGOT
    September 18, 2012

    We now why theirs was a rush to make you President,WHITCO INC,.

    • MARIGOT
      September 18, 2012

      know

      • FED UP
        September 18, 2012

        Ignorance!!!

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  38. Anonymous
    September 18, 2012

    no sense for president because we have a prime minister who control everything and every body,I hope he to don’t come and sit in office to eat tax payer money

  39. Papa Doc Dominique
    September 18, 2012

    His Excellency Baby Doc Haiti just ask me to send these greetings… so i doing just that… we have deals in morocco, russia, china/macau… we have passports ready for delivery and i want ambassador status for BOT airport project (Build, Operate and Transfer) with 99 year lease… TAKE THAT UWPWI… ZORT CETTE MAKAKWI… all the way with corruption… WE LIKE IT SO… :lol: :lol: :lol:

  40. faceup
    September 18, 2012

    Mr Skeritt laughing now saying !! YOU CAN’T TOUCH THIS !!and !! I GOT THE POWER !!looooooooooooool

    • faceup
      September 18, 2012

      Mr Skeritt !! YOU NO EASY YEAH ?????

  41. CIA on the watch
    September 18, 2012

    Elude your appointment as you said is to act in the best interest of Dominicans tell us Dominicans why did you accept that appointment under a cloud of constitutional controversy

  42. J.J.John- Charles
    September 18, 2012

    The DLP is a waste of time, but This man (E Williams) is a good citizen.So my wife and I take the opportunity in congratulating Mr Williams.

    All the best sir

  43. domnichen
    September 17, 2012

    Congrats Mr Williams
    But I would like to advise you as a good christian don”t allow skerritt to use you as a robot like he used liverpool. liverpool was a robot. You are an intelligent man well respected keep your integrity and do what is best for Dominica. I hope you will do good for us you have a son who knows about law don”t be a bias president, Good luck

  44. .????
    September 17, 2012

    What does the president of Dominica do again?confused…

    • Gosh!
      September 18, 2012

      Go read a history book and find out…go to the library…

      • .????
        September 18, 2012

        @gosh…still was unable to find a single thing…Seeing that you frequent the library so much …Can you please share your knowledge?Remember,sharing is caring sweetheart..

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    • glory glory
      September 19, 2012

      Go Arawak house of culture, whilst you stand up and sing the National Athem. He gets all, but you get nothing for straining your voice. That BS must be bypassed.

  45. Smh
    September 17, 2012

    congrate to mr. william. you deserve it

  46. Whoosh I say Justice
    September 17, 2012

    Congratulations to Mr Eluid Williams on your appointment. who vex bust. Is all you so that have the country stuck in the same place and then all you braying like a herd of Donkeys every time progress happens . all you don’t what all you want those Dominicans there. Before some one is elected to a position the pack of blue disgusting holligans instead the come and give their opions like civilized people and work for development of the nation they running to the streets to protest. smh . and then they want the country to grow…what happen they want to come back in office to drain the treasury again , so teachers can go on strike…..hnmmmm seems like Dominicans forget their history pretty quickly. Mr Skerrit is working hard for this country and I salute him….if you think u can do a better job then try…..but I can tell you now even if Mr James gets into office You Dominicans will be the same one to Jump on his back and scandalize him….. because you people don’t know what you want

  47. Whey
    September 17, 2012

    greedy they greedy……all what they have still cannot and will not bring them happiness, i hope all the money he has already and the nine thousand he will get plus all the other benefits he will be able to buy himself and his wife good health. Just remember GOD IS NO POLICE AND HE IS NEVER LATE HE IS SEEING THE HURTS OF THE POOR DOMINICANS WHO ARE CRYING NIGHT AND DAY.

    • Gosh!
      September 18, 2012

      U sound quite jealous my friend….hahahahahaha you know their bank accounts…when you work hard for what you have achieved…there will always be haters… go get educated and come back and be a positive influence for Dominica instead of bumping your jealous gums…hahahaha

      • no gosh
        September 19, 2012

        @ Whey made a valid point. The peDominica has so much poverty. You need agree with good reasoning. If you had love for people and not only love for one man, then you would not have said that.
        Camel…..Needle……Rich man.

        Read your bible.

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  48. supporter
    September 17, 2012

    congratulations sir, i do not know u personally but i believe the good name u have made u will do a great job. put God first n everyting will b ok

  49. *
    September 17, 2012

    A country with “No Law No Constitution”. A failed country!

  50. Gaby
    September 17, 2012

    Well done…Congrats…I knowyou will do a great job Mr. Williams.

    • September 19, 2012

      There is no job to be done, more than for you to sing the national Athem. You should be the pne getting paid to sing. Think about that.

  51. nature Girl
    September 17, 2012

    Eluid Williams, we wish you the best of luck in your post of President of Dominica. You have shown yourself to have integrity and be a brave man! We know you love Dominica and are a true Dominican. Good luck to you and your family. God bless you all!

  52. Smh
    September 17, 2012

    does mr james has a wife? he is always vex. his pressure will go up. what he fightting for. he has too much mouth on the street

  53. Anonymous
    September 17, 2012

    Eliud Williams, we wish you the best of luck. You obviously love Dominica and are proud to be Dominican. It takes a brave man to stand up and take an oath for his country! Well done. We wish you the best.

  54. ROSEAU VALLEY
    September 17, 2012

    Mr. Williams gave us his version of justification for supporting the invocation of the doctrine of necessity in his speech. He said like a lot of Dominicans, he believes in the continuity of governance and this is why a prompt and orderly succession of the presidency is the right decision for our country.- ..forget what the constitution provides.

    Do you really believe in promptness and orderly action as prescribed by the constitution or in accordance with what pleases Mr. Skerrit?

    Are you saying that the 14 days for consultation after the resignation of the president as provided for in the constitution is not prompt enough so we can throw out that section of the constitution?

    Are you telling us that you are prepared to ignore the constitutional provision that states the new president shall be sworn in the following day after receipt of the resignation of the president?

    Are you saying that the process/order that is set out in the constitution under Sect. 19 is not good enough for you, so you support the shortcuts of wild doctrines?

    You say that you are taking on the job because of your loyalty, to Dominica or Skerrit?

    Your desire to act in the best interest sir, is to whom or what, the constitution of Dominica or Skerrit?

    Mr. William may well be man of character, scholastic and professional achievements but can we really say that he has displayed this with regard to his election as president?

    I am sorry but I cannot publicly associate with the expressions of admiration for Mr. Williams. But then, who I am, when such accolades comes from the King himself.

    I wish you the very best Sir
    Respectfully
    Roseau Valley

  55. Sin is Grace
    September 17, 2012

    Bravo! Technicality in illegality. Corruption is taking over by leaps and bounds and nothing is done the right way. There is utter disregard for the law and the constitution. No wonder this piece of land is the King of crimes. The cunning leader leads.

  56. ROSEAU VALLEY
    September 17, 2012

    The puppet president of Skerrit, Alix Boyd Knight, and their supporters has been elected and installed.

    The outgoing president was praised for his integrity this afternoon but Dominicans will remember him for his quiet ineptitude. He shall forever carry the guilt of his failure as president. He could not have remained in office to oversee the next election process as his conscience is rapidly decaying from all the wrongs committed and pain inflicted on Dominica over the last few years. As a PHD legal scholar, he could not take it anymore so he has asked the PM to have him replaced by another diminutive puppet.

    Everything, other than the established, stipulated procedure in the constitution of Dominica and the desire of the people had been conjured to put in place this puppet as an illegal president and he has started by endorsing the Skerrit’s practicality over the constitution in his statement, “Like a lot of Dominicans, I believe in the continuity of governance is why a prompt and orderly succession of the presidency is the right decision for our country”- never mind what the constitution may say.

    Good luck Sir
    Respectfully
    Roseau Valley

  57. Justice and Truth
    September 17, 2012

    Dominica was in need of a new President. He was chosen and is now sworn in. I wish him all the best.
    Be strong as also of faith to fulfill your appointment. God be with you and bless you! God bless Dominica and nationals.

  58. 1979
    September 17, 2012

    poor Mr.Williams…SMH :-|

    • Malgraysa
      September 18, 2012

      Poor….? He is laughing all the way to the bank!

      • Wash Brigadier 1979
        September 18, 2012

        can it buy him a place in heaven??? 8) that’s part of our problem in Dominica, we have value placed on the wrong things.. let him have his laugh now…to ME right now…this man it not worth an ounce of salt…

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  59. its all good
    September 17, 2012

    congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  60. JIM
    September 17, 2012

    I really wonder what manner of good, our children can learn from these lawless leaders in government…No wonder the teachers at our schools have such a hard time to convince students to do what is honest, above board,to model those with integrity,to work hard and honestly for what they have, to be law abiding, etc.
    This regime is rapidly failing the nation and the consequences are already being felt.

    • deviant behaviours
      September 19, 2012

      Thanks for the light. That’s true. The edu min apptd an invetigatory team. Now I know why the school children have taken that direction. They are following the team, the lawless path. They even lock themselves in the toilet and they just stay there. Tell peter to investigate the rut weiler too.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 20, 2012

      @ JIM

      Pertaining to your accusation of lawlessness, if you are an adult, are you a good husband, father, family member and friend?

  61. The wise young Owl
    September 17, 2012

    You are more political than anything. You are actually using assault to good reasoning. I am sorry that your eyes are in a position where they ae receiving Hydrogen sulphide.

  62. Fly on the wall
    September 17, 2012

    Have you ever wonder, why Roosevelt Skerritt making illegal and unconstitutional appointments?
    answer: He is an illegal candidate who won his seat and became an illegal prime minister, all these appointments he made could have easily done legally and without controversy, but he choose to dread the constitution and make all appointees illegal too so when his time come, he can have company, misery likes company nuh, and he can do dat easy because he knows most man like power and money. Also he showing us he can dis the constitution any time he want, Dictator nuh, any way Dominicans good luck with all u dictator as we stand aside and look.

  63. me1
    September 17, 2012

    While i really do not care who is president since it is a waste of tax payers money, i must say i am deeply concerned about the where his wife works. If you check out the site of his wife workplace, you all will see why. http://whitco-inc.com/ or http://whitco-inc.net/

    That is some scary shxx…….

    • Doc, Love
      September 17, 2012

      Me 1,are you absolutely sure,if so is the case,an investigation must be opened to find out Euluid’s involvement.I wonder how many if any passport,Euluid himself have sold. Why is it that birds of a feather always flock together.

    • Shameless
      September 17, 2012

      Yep…all involved in that passport thing I see. No wonder they say birds of a feather flock together.

      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

    • Anonymous
      September 17, 2012

      Immunity from prosecution!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Magweh sah..mwen de
      September 17, 2012

      Bravo coco

    • ReeAreLeeTee
      September 17, 2012

      Wow. Really?? That’s amazingly interesting. http://whitco-inc.net . Now that’s some mind boggling coincidence.

    • supporter
      September 17, 2012

      what that have to do with u where d man wife working is ur business!!!!! tornere

    • Mr. cakehed.
      September 17, 2012

      Yow are so right… that’s a rather interesting link you made there. when u really think about it. i really wonder what the rush was. :?:

    • Whoosh I say Justice
      September 17, 2012

      Where the man wife works has nothing to do with his office. See how far you want to go. Grow up. Is she the one holding the office. Man all you Dominicans backward eh…….Lord have mercy on My Country that one day we can be wise and see beyond our biases and stupid rationale. One day One day you all will want to develop the nation but by that time all the good leaders will be gone

      • Wash Brigadier 1979
        September 18, 2012

        when the rod of moses parting the red sea, he or she might say something and deyparley. boy dominicans mule wi an @ss still to smart to call some dominicans.

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    • September 17, 2012

      Agreed!!

    • Anon
      September 17, 2012

      Very scary but everyone knows it’s who you know not what you know.

    • Blackberry356
      September 17, 2012

      Wow I see your point. 8-O

    • Integrity
      September 18, 2012

      That is something, I hope she realises her role as the President’s wife, the first woman!

    • flower
      September 18, 2012

      Wasn’t it a waste of tax payers money when uwp was in office.

      • me1
        September 18, 2012

        @flower……to answer you, I am not into politics and to me, to me, TO ME, the office of president is a waste of money no matter who is in office, I really do not care which political party is in power.

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    • Pawol
      September 18, 2012

      And explain to me what’s so scary about Whitco. You all just full of &^%$. A company that they have owned for almost 20 years all of a sudden now you know. smh

    • Truth be told
      September 18, 2012

      Only in Dominica this blatant conflict of interest and exploitation of the illiterate masses can happen in the Caribbean – oh and Haiti too!

    • jus saying
      September 18, 2012

      well is now our passports will sell…

    • not happy
      September 18, 2012

      ohhhh gush, i cant believe what i just read. no wonder he was chosen

      • Wash Brigadier 1979
        September 18, 2012

        LLLLLLLOOOOLLLLLLLLLLL “oh gush”!!!!!! boy that’s a good one….

        you must love gushers candy…

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    • FED UP
      September 18, 2012

      OMG – Will Dominica ever progress? Silly people – every country has this. Including most Caribbean islands. It generates revenue for Governments – even big governments like Canada and the US. Knowledge is power – arm yourselves and stop living in fear of the unknown. My God this nonsense makes me upset!

    • Stupes
      September 18, 2012

      You sound like an aggrieved competitor in some way or form, finally elated to take some cheap shots.

      What are you doing to bring in money to the country and create employment? Do you plant? Manufacture or belch farts all day on DNO?

  64. Doc, Love
    September 17, 2012

    The cry from labor party supporters is we love our P.M.In one year the cry will be we love our president,referring to Skerrit.Skerrit must be all in smiles because his plan is right on Q.First a president palace with a swimming pool etc,remember Eulid is 64 years old. Second,Eluid will hold the appointmaent for approximately one year.Third,Skerrit will loose the citizenship case.Forth,Skerrit will replace Euluid as president.Remember you heard it frist from Doc. Love.

  65. September 17, 2012

    Another St.Joe man at the top. Represent your Excellency Williams,Coubawee,Otrobando,Back Street,The Morne,Church Lane,Main Street and Syeas we are all proud of you. St.joE Again!!

    • teecee
      September 17, 2012

      I glad for you! Wait still.

    • vanessa
      September 18, 2012

      I hope he can talk to the pm to fix the problem in St.Joseph because it reaky need a make over

    • September 18, 2012

      just a correction in spelling,its otrobanda,in curacao

    • St.Joe
      September 18, 2012

      It does not matter where he from in Dominica. What matters is whether or not the correct procedures were followed to elect him.
      My people, let us stop behaving like Klans form the same fruits.

    • vanessa
      September 18, 2012

      I hope mr. President will talk to the pm to help rebuild St.Joseph because that village need all help the gouvernment can give it right now.

  66. YES I
    September 17, 2012

    them workers doesn’t give up at all……….waste all you money

    • Integrity
      September 18, 2012

      One day all you will stop making foolish comments, people have a right to express themselves and fight their rights.

  67. ???????????
    September 17, 2012

    Dominica is crying out loud for men of integrity!

    • Justice and Truth
      September 17, 2012

      Are you a man/woman of integrity? Examine yourself and your conscience. :twisted: :mrgreen:

  68. him
    September 17, 2012

    Another one has joined the gang.

  69. Maryland USA MCL
    September 17, 2012

    Best wishes to Mr williams, a man I have such great respect for. Aunty Connie I love your name FIRST LADY, LOVE.

  70. Dominican abroad
    September 17, 2012

    Wow ???

  71. Well deserved
    September 17, 2012

    Congrats to Eliud and Cornie

  72. Rastar-Marn
    September 17, 2012

    but wait nuh one little click and I already see how dat is a whole set up wi,,, Allyou know what mista wife company does???

    As DNO states “Williams is married and has two sons. His wife, Cornelia has been Managing Consultant at WHITCO, Inc. a business consulting firm”.

    Check out WHITCO Inc. web site nuh,,, @ http://whitco-inc.net

    WHITCO Inc.Home About Contact
    Select Language​▼

    Are you interested in Dominica’s Economic Citizenship Programme and becoming a citizen of Dominica?

    Can you confirm that you will make a worthwhile and positive contribution to the country’s development?

    If so, we would like to personally guide and support you through this process, step by step.

    Whitco Inc can help you achieve that goal. We have the expertise and experience to facilitate the application process efficiently and effectively.

    Dem man Selling Economic Citizenship wi, what Kinna Business is dat nuh the president of Dominica wife is not only working for a business consulting firm but she is manager wi,,,

    whose potential Clients are foreigners whom could be/ would be in buying citizenship???

    • hmmmmmmmm
      September 17, 2012

      omggggg……… a job for the boys

    • MeT Yo
      September 18, 2012

      Bravo…the roro just start u know….that country so fini bat its not funny

    • faceup
      September 18, 2012

      It’s a great thank you gift to Cornelia.You doing good Cornelia, keep it up. !!!!!!

    • FED UP
      September 18, 2012

      Ignorant! SMH

    • Funny
      September 18, 2012

      lol what’s your point attacking his business? Are you are competitor?

      • Rastar-Marn
        September 19, 2012

        oh wait nuh further review revealed that Marn was off wi wiff his numbers the actual cost could be:

        Applicant Plus Spouse and two children below 18 Years old
        US$ 200,000.00 (Non-refundable)

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  73. Webber
    September 17, 2012

    Congratulations! Very dedicated, committed and professional Dominica JCI President in his time. We know you will keep up to the Creed and serve with dignity and pride.

    “JCI Creed
    We believe,
    That faith in god gives meaning and purpose to human life,
    That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations,
    That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise,
    That government should be of laws rather than of men,
    That earth’s great treasure lies in human personality,
    And that service to humanity is the best work of life.”

  74. miss LOVE
    September 17, 2012

    CONGRATS MR WILLIAMS, i know u are a good man and you will do are good job, may GOD bless you

  75. %
    September 17, 2012

    Stuppes….A corrupt country,so what do you expect!

  76. Doc, Love
    September 17, 2012

    I hope Eluid Williams will be able to stand the kind of pressure he will face for the rest of the year.The Eluid family will regret he had ever taken that appointment.Skerrit is used to that kind of political pressure and has handled some of it very well.I am not sure that inexperience man has the slightest either what is instore for him politically .He will be watched more closely then Liverpool.Already Mr. Alleyn has made it clear that he will not be recognized by him,therefore, very soon many people in Dominica will do the same.I would not like to be in his political pants.

    • September 17, 2012

      Problems only from the opposition.I find we are too politically motivated here.It is sickening.

      • princess Osanna
        September 17, 2012

        you too sot.but it is a political matter. I wonder-where are Dominicans?

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      • The wise young Owl
        September 17, 2012

        Gee wee. You are more political than anything. You are actually using assault to good reasoning. I am sorry that your eyes are in a position where they are receiving Hydrogen sulphide.

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    • Justice and Truth
      September 17, 2012

      @ Doc, Love

      Cease your negativity. :twisted: :mrgreen:

    • Patat
      September 17, 2012

      Mr. A of all people you talking about? It is soooo obvious that mister want another high paying job after the last one he had.

      Freedom Party doh want him after what he did to the party in 1995 – UWP received 11 seats and the DFP and DLP under Rosie got 5 seats each. Alas the salary as leader of the Opposition was just too small for him and so he give that up boss and refuse to fight to become Prime Minister of Dominica while in Opposition. A little advice the Speaker gave him when he was speaking about who had US citizenship; “Your Point of order is out of order!!!!” After his first Calypso Moo Moo talking de man quit politics for higher pay and would hardly to come to Dominica for a little vacation except to repair his house and put it up for rent.

      Now he out of heavy job and have little currency of prestige since none of the young people know anything good about him except to read in old newspaper way back in 1994 and 1995 that Iron Lady say de man Lazy and she doh want him to lead d party is a Country bawy from Cottage she wanted to lead the party.

      D man was goodfren with Skerro but he let d lone ranger activist play in his head as if met Marten was launching him into politics again. But which constituency he would run for. Certainly not Mahaut!!!

      If only dat man did behave himself today he would have been President. Blame yourself Mr. A.
      We doh expect you to recognize d short , short man (chokey) cause is all about sour grapes. D man life did well plan. That must hurt . To see you was in cabinet and give consent to cabinet paper in 1987 to make d man PS and now d man overtake you in prestige and perks!!!!
      I wonder if mayor of Rozeau will have better luck with this new president come November 3, 2012 when this time photocopy of invitation will be d order of that day since he does not drink he will bring the people to come and have their drink demself!!!!!!

    • Alec challenger
      September 17, 2012

      What is the point, if the former president is ill what should be the next step? President elect Williams has work all his life in public office.Give the gentleman a chance to perform his duty.

  77. A Voice
    September 17, 2012

    I guess the only thing left to do is say congratulations to the new President. By all measures it seems that this guys is a good candidate for the job, I don’t see much people disputing that fact. The contraversy is in the manner in which he was elected.

    Ok, so see how simply the UWP can lose their court case; The Speaker presented the former president’s resignation letter in Parliament. The Opposition was not there to present their nominee nor their challenge, voiding the 14 day waiting period, thus the vote for the new President. Bam, a new President is elected.

    Go to Parliament guys, always go! The problem with UWP is that they don’t learn from their mistakes hence making Labour lick them all the time. UWP needs new blood and especially new brains.

    I personally never believed in the necessity of the office of the President (administrative vaccuum of limited resources) so that is why I never even jumped into that fray there.

    So I guess the only thing left to do is congratulate the new guy….

    I watchin’ still!!!!

    • Anonymous
      September 17, 2012

      It’s Jack like you that have dominica so screwed up as it is.

    • MeT Yo
      September 17, 2012

      Idiot, what about the consultation after the letter is submitted to the speaker? hahahaha

      • A Voice
        September 18, 2012

        Ok then, go to court and see if all you win that case. All you UWP keep repeating the same mistakes over and over all the time and when someone points them out you all get mad and personal.

        Too much blind poto-ism in Dominica’s politics.

        I’m watching from on top the fence…

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    • Magweh sah..mwen de
      September 17, 2012

      I just think all of this controversy is totally unnecessary. If the letter of resignation was in the Speakers posession and the Constitution details a process why didn’t the Speaker just present the letter? Why all the hide and seek to create the impression that it is a favour to the Opposition to present the letter? There is a process, why not just follow it and avoid all of this conflict.

  78. Real Dominican
    September 17, 2012

    Congratulations to you my friend. The integrity which you have always hold and that which has followed you has caused you to be appointed to the highest office in the land, our land. Good Luck to you and my best wishes goes out to Dominica’s New First Family. Let not the detractors Lear you into
    anything that will cause our CONSTITUTION to be taken for a “JOKE”.

    • Magweh sah..mwen de
      September 17, 2012

      The word is “lure”

  79. jojo
    September 17, 2012

    Get on with the job my man,forget the losers.

  80. Very concerned
    September 17, 2012

    What a Shame? This could have been such a unifying ceremony, now Dominica is more divided than ever before.
    The WAR LORDS refuse to compromise, now the President of the nation is in the middle of a Tribal War.
    The ceremony looked more like a funeral, a very solemn activity with no smiles, everybody stone faced with a plastic smile now and then.
    I wish Dominica well as I sign off on this episode of Theater of the Absurd.

    • Sin is Grace
      September 17, 2012

      Technicality in illegality. Corruption is taking over by leaps and bounds and nothing is done the right way. There is utter disregard for the law and the constitution. No wonder this piece of land is the King of crimes. The cunning leader leads.

  81. Orange County
    September 17, 2012

    …Nothing to Shout about in my view…
    …Poverty is on the Highest Level in Dominica

    …Amend the Constitution so we wont have a President…..We such a small underdeveloped Third World Island what are we doing with such Major Over Heads…..Legal Minds and Drafters Take a look..

    Lets Lobby to have Constitution Reforms for the Overall Upwards Goals of Dominica..

  82. faceup
    September 17, 2012

    NO, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.Cause you got the power Mr Skeritt??? This is ILLEGAL !!!

  83. tiny
    September 17, 2012

    wow..his credentials 8-O ………….all he need is a high school diploma…..he is not the finance minister………

  84. No Name No Warrant
    September 17, 2012

    The oath of office was administered by Justice Brian Cottle, Resident Judge, designated by the Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Ag.), Justice Janice Pereira.

    How is the uwp going to appeal that?

    lennox stop acting like an attorney….do what you do best…nothing

    • MeT Yo
      September 17, 2012

      lol lol…smh…boy grown folks can talk mahjee eh

    • Emma
      September 17, 2012

      Good observation regarding the participation/involvement of the court in the administration of the oath; it seems that this legitimizes the process.

      However I think your criticism of Lennox is very mean.

  85. Me
    September 17, 2012

    WOOHOO! Another President for Dominica! :D

    …who will do exactly what the last one did too…absolutely nothing.

  86. chien dominiqie
    September 17, 2012

    Enben Dominique fini no law no constitution yes sa

  87. Pointe Loubie
    September 17, 2012

    Congratulations to His Excellency. May God Bless him in this undertaking.

  88. Rocket
    September 17, 2012

    With all said and down…

    Folks like this incoming Illegal President Sadly Does Not Bring anything new to the Discuss in Dominica…..He is just another Pocket Fatter to The List of many around..

    With all those so call aspects of him, what’s Dominica rating…still the Poorest.

    I would reform the laws and not have a President As the rather dead Dominican Economy can’t Supply Pocket Fatters..

  89. happy
    September 17, 2012

    Congrats

  90. Anonymous
    September 17, 2012

    Proud Dominican
    Congratulations Mr. Williams
    I know you will do a Great Job

  91. September 17, 2012

    yay we have a new president.
    congrats mr.williams. :-D

  92. g mail
    September 17, 2012

    while some talking others getting down with the process. :?:

  93. Hungry
    September 17, 2012

    Oh NO! It is done so fast…rush rush…time will tell how this decision affects our little Dominica.

  94. sister
    September 17, 2012

    that was quick papa!

    • Alec challenger
      September 17, 2012

      After Dominica gain independence the President ran away ,what took place?

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