Opposition withdraws from current sitting of parliament

The House of Assembly in Roseau

Roseau, Dominica, July 30th, 2018 – Members of the Parliamentary Opposition have concluded their contributions to the 2018/2019 Budget and will take no further part in the deliberations at this sitting of the House.

The decision to withdraw from the First Meeting of the Fourth Session of the Ninth Parliament was necessitated by a series of actions against the public interest at this sitting requiring urgent public attention to preserve parliamentary democracy in Dominica:
1) The Prime Minister’s unexplained absence from Parliament for the Budget Response of the Leader of the Opposition after the Prime Minister presented the 2018/2019 Budget on July 25th, 2018 and scheduled the Response for the following day. Having set the time for his Budget Presentation and the Response, the Prime Minister had a public service obligation to clear his schedule for full participation in the Budget Debate.

The Prime Minister’s sudden disappearance on July 26th, 2018 is only consistent with his refusal over the years to be in the House for the Response of the Leader of the Opposition after which he returns to wrap up the debate with the most vile, partisan attacks on Members of the Parliamentary Opposition. The people need to deal decisively with this unparliamentary pattern of behavior.

2) The promise of the construction of an international airport, a cruise village and a container port in the 2018/2019 Budget Statement while there are no funds in Public Sector Investment Programme for these projects in next three financial years ending June 30th, 2021

3) The silence of the 2018/2019 Budget Statement on the future of the Ross University Medical School which is responsible for more than 30% of the economic activity in Dominica

4) The failure to report to Parliament on the 270 million dollars received through debt forgiveness from Venezuela as a contribution to Dominica’s reconstruction efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Maria

5) The failure to provide money for the construction of Emergency Shelters in Dominica

6) The return, in the 2018/2019 Estimates, of the 28 million-dollar discrepancy In Housing Recovery Assistance funding spotted by the Honorable Lennox Linton, in a Resolution passed in the House of Assembly on June 25th, 2018

7) The practice (confirmed in the Budget Statement) of one man awarding contracts for hundreds of millions of dollars without public tender and/or competitive bidding in flagrant violation of Dominica’s Procurement Act

8 ) The failure to provide in the 2018/2019 budget the money required by the Dominica Electoral Commission to complete a verification of the Voters’ List in preparation for free and fair elections in Dominica

9) The gross misconduct by Speaker, yet again, including but not limited to:
– A characteristically combative, vexatious, cantankerous and contemptuous attitude to Members of the Opposition
– Persistent nonsensical, obstructionist interference with the contributions of Members of the Opposition without any Standing Order objection from the floor
– Perversely selective application of the Standing Orders in favour of Members of Government
– Outrageously biased rulings in favour of Members of Government allowing them to do as they please to injure the character and integrity of Members of the Opposition with the explanation that the Standing Orders allow her to do what she wants

We have had enough of the Dominica Labour Party’s merciless assault on the principles and protocols of parliamentary governance at this sitting. We withdraw in order to bring public attention to a disgrace in national leadership and management that must be properly resolved if we are to move forward as a true parliamentary democracy.

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90 Comments

  1. Lio Major
    August 12, 2018

    When leaders are irresponsible this is what happens, the people becomes divided. To see and hear and know truth and pretend its not because it is the party one support could not be more foolish and cowardish.
    I am a Dominican looking like Winston is and so ate many others Dominicans and non-Dominicans, it is truly shameful to listen to the behaviour of my people. I thought by now people’s eyes would be open after the hurricanes but honestly as I have heard the words of many “People have become worse” so it seems to be true.
    A true leader must put his people meaning all the people first. Must be strong enough to accept his/her errors and changes where need be; must be humbly and just and brave to face his opponents and to learn his weaknesses to make improvement.; they unit the people and divide it; must take full accountability of actions and not hide away from responsibility and providing reasons for actions taken; must be transparent. People biting each others head will serve…

  2. UDOHREADYET
    August 1, 2018

    Seems childish and overly emotional.
    By not participating in the country government you’re elected to by your constituents means you’re not doing your job or cant do it.
    Its the mentality of a teenager, if you don’t get your way, you wont play, well your team cannot win anything if you don’t play.
    Maybe stop disrespecting the referee and players on the other team so you can play a fair game.
    If that political party cant perform and participate in the politics of such a small country at a time when working together is absolutely necessary, how do you as Dominicans expect that political party to play in the politics on the world stage.
    They are just constantly trying to make matters worse… always backfires!
    THEY NOT READY

  3. Roseau Girl
    August 1, 2018

    I listened to the debate. It was appalling that Members on the Government side “Hon. men and women” could have so much disrespect for the opposition members. They continuously talked during the presentations, so audible that it was disturbing. Absolutely no respect. What example is that for our young impressionable minds??? Shame.

  4. hmmmmmmmmmmmm
    July 31, 2018

    party politics killing the Dominican in us. while we fight the leaders taking advantage of our political ignorance. MIGHTY SPARROW we know but we like it so

  5. Ibo France
    July 31, 2018

    The parliament of Dominica has definitely become a useless instrument. The bullying of the opposition members and the conspicuous bias by the Speaker, in favor of the government MPs, severely damages true democracy in Dominica. A lot of dumping needs to be done to restore national pride, confidence, harmony and progress in the country. Dump the Speaker, dump the Chief of Police, dump the President, dump the Senior Counsel, dump the Prime Minister, dump the DLP, then and only thenDominica will realize its true potential.

    • Gary
      August 1, 2018

      What a sombre imagination, unfortunately, there is a difference between fantasising and thinking about the hopes for the future of Dominica, so long for such fantasy, not the type needed in rebuilding Dominica.

      • Ibo France
        August 1, 2018

        Gary, you are back from your sleep and slumber, well reinvigorated to launch your usual personal attacks. On a serious note, are you truly satisfied with the current state of affairs in Dominica? Are you honestly satisfied with the standard of living, wages and salaries, unemployment rate, agricultural production, sporting facilities, political discourse, manufacturing, fishing, network of roads, air and sea ports, education sector, sanitation, water & electricity supply and rates, cost of living, healthcare, national security, tourism. Sadly, all are abysmal failures. Yet, you and others, are willing to suspend commonsense to defend this worthless regime. This defies understanding.

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  6. Dr. Sam
    July 31, 2018

    It is about time!

    • mine
      July 31, 2018

      You worst than a blade, am you DFP PM you uwp.

  7. Herbert Volney
    July 30, 2018

    I’ve sat in the House of Representatives in Trinidad and Tobago as a member (St Joseph) and the Prime Minister often was absent during parliamentary debates due to attendance upon matters of State. Mr Linton and his UWP colleagues are a bunch of cissies

    • REAL!!!!!
      July 31, 2018

      Herbert…..You know what you are getting from this Govt why you won’t see the wrongs they are doing.

      Are you involved in brokering deals for building materials from outside entities with the Dominica Govt?
      Just a question……

      Big man like you still on your knees have your hands outstretch for crumps from the table….After all these years as a professional.SMXH

    • %
      July 31, 2018

      When you look at your mirror you see a perfect cissi.Hypocrites like you need to talk about the functional institutions in these countries which keep their government in check,but which are dismantled on island.Ok hypocrite!Are you an educated fool,?
      Where The Wicked Rule The People Mourn
      This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party

    • Anonymous
      July 31, 2018

      Herbert, please remind us why you were dismissed from your government job?!

    • Ibo France
      July 31, 2018

      This is the worst defence. We have a tendency to use, compare or emulate worst practices from other countries. I judge people not by their words but by their consistent actions. The PM’s constant absence from parliament (especially during the opposition leader’s rebuttal), is a clear sign of puerile behavior and disrespect of all Dominicans.

    • BEB.
      July 31, 2018

      If the UWP members knew that their salaries were going to be deducted when ever they walked away from the House, they would avail themselves to every sitting, so they are continuing to walk out and nothing is being done. I’m hearing talks but nothing is being done, so they will continue to walk out

    • August 1, 2018

      Partner “why you doh go and shake your bag where you sell your coals” can’t you offer anything more intellectually palatable.

  8. Maryland
    July 30, 2018

    And that’s the kind of men all you want to replace Skerrit with. You guys would be making a sad sorry mistake to do so. By withdrawing from current sitting of parliament that is an act of failure. When the election call you guys going to pay the price for wasting the tax payers money.

    • johnnie Boy
      August 1, 2018

      Maryland wouldn’t you consider the Prime Minister not being in parliament to discuss a budget that he presented an act of failure ? He knew months ago he had to attend that meeting but chose to do so while the national budget is being discussed. Lack of leadership. He also had a choice to ask for an adjournment of parliament until he return on island. Come on let’s be reasonable

    • Francisco Etienne-Dos Telemaque
      August 1, 2018

      While you run your mouth off, ask why cant the UWP walk out? They simple followed the example Roosevelt set, when he absent himself, walked out of the parliament without stating a reason.

      If Mr. X-police BEB is correct that the UWP salaries are ducked because they walked  out, I would expect there should be a deduction from Roosevelt salary also!

      To clown who suggest to replace Roosevelt would be a mistake; if you love Roosevelt so, much why don’t you return to Dominica live with him and his mess, I’ll bet you anything you are illegal hiding under some rock in the United States, bet you while you running off you cannot write your name on DNO I do everyday.

      The ignorant of you talk the most crap; you so dumb and blind you can’t see  the damage Roosevelt has done to the country, Roosevelt is most corrupted, liar to be born in Dominica, and some of you are so brainwashed you walk inverted and not aware of that!

  9. viva mama Eugenia.
    July 30, 2018

    Gone are the days of mamo and people with reputable characteristics. such as the Iron Lady herself, Alleyne Carbon, Michael Douglas and many others. These days it’s a bunch of jokers on both sides running the house like a fish market. The speaker doing what she want and all is well. my contribution is nothing last forever so all of you who thinks it will lasts forever think again my friends. There’s a God above and we shall see in time. Power is all they want.

    • July 31, 2018

      The PM said Dominica is not a real country but can you remember when he said so, it’s not about Skerrit or Linton it’s all about you Dominicans, so take the time to think before you comment and who is suffering and will continue to suffer.

  10. Lisad
    July 30, 2018

    Strupes, no news here. This is the custom of the opposition.

  11. Cara
    July 30, 2018

    This Opposition is the most patient group of people on earth. The Speaker certainly doesn’t deserve to be seen or heard. Leave her with her cohort of corruption

  12. JAH KAL
    July 30, 2018

    Thats men with balls not the jokers on the labor party side none of them cannot stand and say northing to their master but we in the public waiting to see some a kicking pretty soon its coming . ( THIS JOKERS MUST GO. )

  13. %
    July 30, 2018

    I fully support the move by the opposition.. Just about time!
    Where The Wicked Rule the people Mourn
    This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party

  14. July 30, 2018

    Don’t worry, Skerrit will self-destruct, that whole thing of being PM is too much for his head, and now that his failure is clear for everyone to see, so expect more magee :-D :-D

  15. %
    July 30, 2018

    Excellent move,one I fully support….I am like many others annoyed that the Lazy,inept, incompetent Skerrit,the coward that he is,did not stay and listen to patriot Lintons rebuttal…This was a properly executed rebuttal.As for the other issues?All of them rest at the core of why Dominica is a failed state.In which other Caribbean island would Skerrit be PM?..The man can’t speak,he cannot debate,he is out of his depths among learned people.He is just terrible.Thanks God he is more OUT than in.
    Where The Wicked Rule The People Mourn
    This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party

  16. Radio Kord Kapi
    July 30, 2018

    Anon; how many times should a person or group of people being battered, “maypwidize”, berated and treated unfairly and be advised to remain in the situation? Would you advice a woman or man being incessantly abused by this/her s.f to remain in the situation until she/he loses control?

    A college student, who visited the seating of the House for the first time; had nothing good to say about it. He concluded on national radio; that the members of gov’t are hostile and disrespectful to the gov’t. Go figure!

    Our views expressed must fair despite of the side we support. We have seen and heard the un-parliamentary treatment of the Opposition and its members; there is no corrective action even though such occurrences have been discussed, lambasted and denounced by the public.

    We have to understand that no party remains in power indefinitely although some of us has the nonsensical illusion that it does; and such behaviours in an honourable house, where the public’s interest is…

  17. lol
    July 30, 2018

    The opposition is just a lazy set of people, most of them not working and they getting paid for being in parliament and you all saying you not coming back because PM not there, well thats where he is doing the peoples business.
    7.0 Attendance

    Council Members who attended the meeting were:
    1. Dr The Right Honourable Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Grenada (Chairman)
    2. Hon Victor F Banks, Chief Minister and Minister for Finance, Anguilla;
    3. Hon Gaston Browne, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Antigua and Barbuda;
    4. Hon Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Commonwealth of Dominica;
    5. Hon Donaldson Romeo, Premier and Minister for Finance, Montserrat;
    6. Dr the Hon Timothy Harris, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, St Kitts and Nevis;
    7. The Hon Camillo Gonsalves, Minister for Finance, St Vincent and the
    Grenadines; and
    8. Senator, the Hon Ubaldus Raymond, Minister of Public Service, Temporary Council Alternate…

    • Floridian Diaspora
      July 30, 2018

      Get lost, your comment is the most irrelevant on this page. Just look at how long we paying Skeritt handsomely and all he does is travel, travel, more vacations then do some more traveling to beg in the name of Dominica like a spoiled brat who hasn’t been breast fed trying to suck out undeserved milk from the tits of the international community.

    • Gel fan
      July 30, 2018

      Lol, if that’s the case and the PM had to attend that meeting; isn’t he the head of parliament; couldn’t he do (I) postpone the meeting until his return (he is permitted to do so in conjunction with the speaker); (ii) prudently planned parliament so that it won’t clash with this important pre-planned meeting.

      Have you missed the fact that it is statement that the PM disrespectfully misses all the Leader of the Opposition responses to his budget?

      Have you missed the other points outlined for their discision; points that have been previously outlined to no avail?

      How would you feel, if you are asked to give a public response to your boss’s speech; but everytime, he orders you to do so; he is never there to hear it?

      I understand the PM had an important meeting to attend; but he is the head of parliament and there is no excuse for his imprudent planning to have these two engagements clashed; his actions, albeit repetitive, is inexcusable and we must call a spade a spade…

    • %
      July 30, 2018

      Tired of Skerrit disrespect…This is not a one off thing.He is a weakling,who cannot stand up to Patriot Linyon’s intellect,so he purposefully misses all of Honourable Linton’s rebuttal.
      Good Job guys
      Where The Wicked Rule The People Mourn!!!
      This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party.

  18. Ibo France
    July 30, 2018

    The present crop of Ministers of Government is not serious about good governance. They are just a polarizing, morally repugnant set of giggling, loquacious adolescents at adult age. All on the government benches, no exception, suffer from verbal diarrhea and mental constipation. They are guilty of all charges made by the UWP. It is the solemn duty of every eligible voter on first opportunity given, going forward, to rid the country of this kakistocracy (government by the worst people).

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      July 30, 2018

      You really have a problem and sound sick.
      Don’t you think you are the one suffering from mental and verbal diarrhea?

  19. Yinka
    July 30, 2018

    End of month…they collect their salary…so why should they show up…sacre fiyah…

    • Floridian Diaspora
      July 30, 2018

      Skeritt has been on a big salary for god knows how long. He has become at least a multi millionaire if not a billionaire on tax payers backs plus he loves those travel allowances that’s why he can’t keep his backside in the damn country and what does his resume have to show for it? Nothing constructive. This joker mostly spends his time as Prime minister touring the world and sailing the seven seas, selling our passports to criminals, begging donor countries for money using Dominica as collateral, and manipulating the elections by taking away our democracy replacing it with NEP, plywood for votes, and theft. Get you act straight before you talk

  20. July 30, 2018

    It seems that it is only the opposition that can do what they want when they want. How many times have the opposition walked out of parliament? How many times have the opposition boycotted parliament? What was the protocol that permitted these actions by the UWP? UWP just a bunch of hypocrites.

    • We shall rise!
      July 30, 2018

      You are the hypocrite! Idiot!!

      • July 30, 2018

        Sorry my comment got you so upset, you see the truth always offends. You and the UWP believe that the rules and laws don’t apply to you all they only apply to Skeritt and the DLP. That’s why you all are just a bunch of hypocritical idiots.

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    • Floridian Diaspora
      July 30, 2018

      But Skeritt doing what he want when he want how he want traveling unnoticed for donkey years with no one to question his actions or motives and where or what has it brought us besides pain and misery? It looking like Dominica belongs only to Skeritt and his laborats

      • Man bites dogs
        July 30, 2018

        Die – as – poor, Shut your ugly stupid face, everything you say is crap it doesn’t make sense at all stupid!!!!

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    • %
      July 30, 2018

      I disagree…It’s Skerrit that believes he is the boss of the parliament.I am so happy that this was the last budget he read,before he is voted out.
      Where The Wicked Rule The People Mourn
      This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party

  21. nng1332
    July 30, 2018

    That is too much.

  22. RBD Cinema
    July 30, 2018

    It was about time for the opposition to withdraw themselves from that macacwi of Skerrit’. In any other country even members of the government would join the opposition. Skerrit has destroyed the country and honesty speaking if I were the opposirion I would pick up my family and leave Dominicans in their mess they allowed Skerrit and boys to create. After all Skerrit became a millionaire yet he ensured his children were born in the US so they don’t have to live in his mess; Tony bought his mansion in Florida, the ambassador and wife left, Mervin left, Loreen run, Vince escaped long time and all those the on kairie telling people to support Labor left so the opposition should just live those people in their mess

    • %
      July 30, 2018

      I support this comment.
      Where The Wicked Rule The People Mourn
      This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party

    • johnnie Boy
      August 1, 2018

      RBD Cinema i fully endorse your message

  23. Man bites dogs
    July 30, 2018

    We papa they afraid them are run like Soocooya, LINTON keep talking languages no one in their right mind could understand not even him. Linton old man Dr.Skerrit too smart for onno workers idiotic party all washed up rubbish with people like Danny lawim lunatic and sticky fingers talking crap of what his little cockroach brains may have told him 20 years ago and he keeps on repeating it like a 1930s gramaphone player all I could hear from Linton was wawawa like his tongue has a hole in it Linton it is time to go and stop making false statements and embarrassment to your self, Go Linton Go it’s time to Go, you are sell by date now. You are like me i don’t even know what day it was yesterday!!!

    • Floridian Diaspora
      July 30, 2018

      You yourself talking so much gibberish that not even a well trained laborat baboon like you can understand your own stupid language. Revert back to your cage at once

  24. July 30, 2018

    Dominicans are not the only ones following what’s going on in Dominica, you guys will be surprised to know that none Dominicans are listening and taking notes. With the level disrespect etc displayed by the speaker of the house, rude arrogant, selfish, corrupt leader and the members of the present administration, and the vulgar Charles woman from Grand Bay, it was about time that the leader of the opposition and member walked out, the place is worst than a fishmarket, listening to the members of the government in the house of parliament is a disgrace and disgusting

    • Man bites dogs
      July 30, 2018

      White man picture, Black person posting that crap pathetic little cockroach :lol:

      • Uncle
        July 30, 2018

        Eh ben, looks like dog outsmarted you. Skerrit left Linton to give a masterclass unchallenged and now he can’t bite back. I think that so hilarious. What did he think. Linton to wait to be crapped on? Ha ha, I must laugh.

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    • Ibo France
      July 30, 2018

      Exactly what I thought of parliament during Mr. Linton’s budget presentation. The elderly lady allowed the House to sound like an overcrowded fish market. Even though the presenter begged for relief from the loud mouth empty vessels, the Speaker completely ignored the SOS. Only in Dominica one gets rewarded for incompetence and ineptitude.

    • Mr Hyde
      July 30, 2018

      @Winston, boy looks like you’ve been spending a lot of your budget on bleaching cream :lol:

      • July 30, 2018

        I am who I am, no time to spend my money on bleaching, and before you write your crap, you need to clean your backyard I am well aware that all the bleaching stuffs are sold in Dominica, you should be ashamed of yourself seeing where your beloved island was a few years ago, and where it is presently, some of you guys are critical about Haitians coming to your island due to what taking place in Haiti, yet condoning all the ills the leader of your island is imposing on the people ofDominica, while we are at it, I would like you to ask your leader, what is the Dominica Parrots doing in Morocco, you need to remove the …. in your eyes, for too late shall be your cry, and to remind you, my wife is Dominican by birth, and whites including my friends colleagues etc assisted Dominica and as we speak continue assisting in the recovery of Dominica, you ungreatful piece of S hole.

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  25. Neville
    July 30, 2018

    What a shame….is there little wonder why Dominic his last caca rat?

  26. RasB
    July 30, 2018

    This behaviour is pitiful and I wonder just how it will move the process of responsible government forward.
    I can not condone the behaviour of Dr Skerritt, as the prime minister, to absent himself from the contribution of the opposition on the budget on a date that was set by him. It reflects disdain and disrespect for the opposition and their contribution to the house on an important issue as the national budget. It also reflects a high handed approach by the Doctor that he is able to do what ever he wants without consequences.

    The behaviour of the madam speaker at best is outrageous and she needs to be tamed. It would appear that she is behaving in the identical manner as the Doctor. Absolute power corrupts absolutely so there is a need to call those culprits to account.

    The opposition may have a genuine basis for their behaviour but I am confused, how will this encourage change? Unfortunately, we pay these guys for behaving like childish idiots. Opposition be mature, return!!

    • Ibo France
      July 31, 2018

      I agree with most of your sentiments, RasB, except for your last sentence. Sometimes you have to take an unorthodox stand to send an unequivocal message to the powers that be. At times the conventional methods of protest are ineffective. Sometimes this particular parliamentary session amounts to nothing. Eighteen (18) consecutive years of budget presentations, how much has this accomplished? It’s just an opportunity for some people to show off their best suits and display their worst behavior. Show 100%, Accomplishments 0%.

  27. Michael Norris
    July 30, 2018

    I think this is a justified action by the Parliamentary Opposition. The manner in which the Speaker and Deputy Speaker conduct the debate in the House is so markedly different. It underlines why the personality traits of Alix Boyd-Knight is not suited for the post of Speaker of the Parliament of Dominica.

    • Man bites dogs
      July 30, 2018

      This is Rubbish you talking, Tell your idiotic crap pathetic so-called opposition leader and his ….. to behave their stupid selfs in the house of parliament or else next time they will be kicked out for ever!!

    • Danziger
      July 30, 2018

      The Speaker is you all MEET BONDA is walk straight or stay HOME. We tried of you all nonesense in the House. Madame Boyd Knight BA yo BOIS MWEN DI cuz they too rude.

  28. info wars
    July 30, 2018

    when u hear d kind of crap uwp coming up wth ,i agree wth skeritt,,danny ,spags,llenox ,3 clowns,,,anytime hanbag has position in a political party,,it must be papyshow party,,

    • Jonathan Y St Jean
      July 30, 2018

      @ info wars, one man’s crap is a principled and courageous course of action to another man. Is this action legal under the laws of Dominica? If yes you seem to want to encourage Venezuella style democracy in Dominica. No one man rule,do you get it? I guess under Skerritt and his enablers there is no need for oposition

  29. MWEN
    July 30, 2018

    I agree with this action 100%.
    This is a very good move with the outlining of the reasons for the action.
    At first I thought, here we go again, but after reading the reasons for the action, I am 1005 in support.
    Good job guys.

  30. LaPlaine Observer
    July 30, 2018

    These dictatorial actions by the government have been going on in public view during parliamentary proceedings. The mere fact that the PM is absent while the opposition leader gives his rebuttal, proves that he doesn’t want to face the truth because of his misleading bogus budget.

  31. Me
    July 30, 2018

    Tactful withdrawal with a clear message. there is no legal obligation to be insulted and denigrated.

  32. ??
    July 30, 2018

    This is a bunch of nonsense. It was clear that the UWP had nothing substantial to contribute through their presentations and saw it fit to withdraw rather than appear to support the budget. This is just another one of SCL’s advice since the UWP is indebted to them. It would have been more effective to raise these issues in the House. What a shame… they just gave the DLP another 10 years.

    • Nac Vibes
      July 30, 2018

      Then you should be happy so go away

    • We shall rise!
      July 30, 2018

      You are so full of ……(??). Even though these points were raised in the house, WHAT WOULD BE THE OUTCOME?????

  33. Neville
    July 30, 2018

    The behaviour of the dictator is getting more and more erratic these days. The man has no respect for anything apart himself. This behaviour is not that of a PM. Skerrit has to go, sooner rather than later.

  34. Ibo France
    July 30, 2018

    The dilapidated state of the country and the lifeless economy mirror the atrocious manner in which the country is governed. Not much good, if any, can be derived from this Skerrit-led ill-administration. The PM has a controlling influence on the entire system of governance. He has spread his corrupting tentacles in parliament, the Police Force, electoral system, the President ‘s Office, everywhere. Sadly, the DLP’s policies continue to fragment the country and cheapen public life.

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      July 30, 2018

      Ibo, you are just full of SH,,,,,,,,,,,T. You think you know too damn much.
      Thought you said you were not into politics and sided no political party.
      Seems like you are suffering from Skerrit Derangement simptoms.

      • Ibo France
        July 31, 2018

        KID, your very vicious and personal attacks on me are ineffectual. Why do you get do incensed about the truth? I never give you hell, I tell the truth, and you think it’s hell. If you want to continue castigating me for the truth, so let it be.

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  35. LifeandDeath
    July 30, 2018

    Unfortunately many Dominicans don’t take the state of the Political affairs in their country seriously. Dominica’s parliamentary proceedings are now at it’s lowest ebb and still some people see it as purely a Political playground.
    Skerrit and this cabal of ‘Ministers’, ‘Senators’, ‘Reps’ have dealt a severe blow to integrity in public office in this country.

    • Hmph
      July 30, 2018

      Life and death, Alot of Dominicans dont even understand the protocol of the of the house of assembly. Poor Dominica. We are an unimformed lot.

  36. Soliderboy
    July 30, 2018

    nicely done instead of walking out i support this move. reason documented for your actions. good job!!!

  37. Jaimous Thomas
    July 30, 2018

    ooohhhhh please. !!!!!

  38. DC
    July 30, 2018

    This UWP is annoying to say the least. Your so called winning Team is not enough to form the Government. You refuse to place emphasis on Constituencies who continuously reject you. Why? You listen to a few disgruntled people with the Government who are causing your downfall. Why? We all know that it is imperative that any Politician interacts with the people yet your Leadership continues to lack in that aspect? Why? Is it because UWP is only about show? In my view it is all lights, camera and action. When you suffer the next loss, please take responsibility. UWP is heading for another defeat!

    • We shall rise!
      July 30, 2018

      Have you seen the work that 270 million plus 70 Million has stated that is already spent in the country?

  39. Think for YOURSELF
    July 30, 2018

    “…the 28 million-dollar discrepancy In Housing Recovery Assistance funding.”

  40. Think for YOURSELF
    July 30, 2018

    The failure to report to Parliament on the 270 million dollars received through debt forgiveness from Venezuela as a contribution to Dominica’s reconstruction efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Maria

  41. Paul
    July 30, 2018

    Doe worry lennoX, when uwp comes in power first thing is to get rid of that old speaker… if a old music speaker not working is not dump that somewhere ner somewhere point round… next that worthless president… sitting there drawing money for not a damn thing… then jail skerite… then start giving that old chief of police and the rest like the one that calling the radio Thier walking papers… get rid if them marge there…. then completely recinstruct this country

  42. AA
    July 30, 2018

    Excellent move enough of the disrespect from them vagabonds they need to start behaving like intelligent men and women instead of the gutter characters that they are portraying.

  43. Anansi
    July 30, 2018

    Why is number 8 so cool with it? This is obvious that Dominica is a failed state. Despite the findings of the Opposition, life will continue as sheepishly normal in Dominica. That is until a sudden abrupt halt of cash flow.

  44. Sam
    July 30, 2018

    I might be wrong but that nonsense that going on in Dominica the prime minister belongs in jail

    • Kermit
      July 30, 2018

      When they put you, your mother, your father, your mammawat child mother in jail then he will go jail.

      • July 30, 2018

        Kermit the frog, just a matter of time, keep in mind that Dominicans are not the only ones reading and following what’s taking place in Dominica, when it is all said and done, he will be dragged out of his hiding place/countries/holes etc, believe me or not, it is just a matter of time, this is the reason why he is doing all in his power to remain in power, keep on fooling yourself, why is it that he is not implementing what he was told to do during the past elections, frog it’s just a matter of time

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    • Me
      July 30, 2018

      I’m afraid he owns the jail.

    • mine
      July 30, 2018

      You might go there before him.

    • Danziger
      July 31, 2018

      JAIL HUMM I wander if you have children, be CAREFULL respect our PM. Haters the problem we have is JEALOUSY KA TRWAY NOUS BECAUSE our heart is not at PEACE.

  45. jamie
    July 30, 2018

    Good job withdrawing,as long as this …… is in the house,please continue to sit out of this corrupt house.

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