UWP speaks on airport equipment fire

Linton said the results of an investigation is being awaited
Linton said the results of an investigation are being awaited

Political Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) Lennox Linton says he condemns all forms of violence, vandalism and disruption of lives.

Linton’s remarks come in light of a suspected arson which destroyed a communicaton tower servicing the Douglas-Charles Airport.

Speaking at press conference at the Prevost Cinemal on Thursday morning, Linton said the incident is of grave concern to the UWP.

“There are a couple of matters that have surfaced in recent times that is of grave concern to us,” he said. “We don’t know what exactly what has happened, we are hearing opinions from the government side and their suggestions of arson. We would want to await the results of a complete investigation by the authorities before we address this matter in a more comprehensive way.”

He said the UWP will not stand any form of violence and vandalism

“We do not stand for violence, we do not stand for the destruction of property, or for the disruption of lives in any way shape or form,” he stated. “And to the extent that this development could have been an act of vandalism, or any other such thing, we totally and absolutely condemn it without reservation.”

Reports indicate a communication tower was destroyed. Cost stands at $2-million.

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34 Comments

  1. December 6, 2014

    :!: :!: who ever is responsible is in the hands of god :!: :!:

  2. Anonymous
    December 5, 2014

    Bardouille, you and Carbon will be the major losers of this election. You mark my words, you will pack your cases the same way Skerrit and Co. will do. This time you bet on the wrong horse!

  3. December 5, 2014

    Q, Mr Skerrit you said you know who done this, so can you tell us please.
    A, none of your dam business :lol:

  4. Roseau
    December 5, 2014

    But where all the comments that was posted ??

  5. Helas!!
    December 5, 2014

    Set by themselves I guess, that would not be so far fetched knowing who we dealing with.

  6. December 4, 2014

    Where are the supporters of UWP to condemn this violent act on our Airport all you silent now no comments from all you

  7. Hope
    December 4, 2014

    Hope the perpetrators are found and dealt with judiciously. The people involved couldhave done untold damage to Dominica if anything had gone wrong with an airplane. And for what? people’s right to vote for who they want?

    May eligible resident or overseas voters, who are actively involved in Dominica directly or indirectly, cast their democratic votes on Monday. Also, may everyone accept the results of that democratic voting process. And may the results be so resounding that it could hardly be due to any feared “bribed” voter.

    Amen

  8. DANZIGER
    December 4, 2014

    Way Negre way 4 more days to go. Labour power.

  9. Mee3
    December 4, 2014

    Hmmm, there is something strange about that fire. I listen to how Skeritt spoke about it on his plateform and I am not sure if it is was just me but it sounded like he knows much more than he is saying. he said last night ” Now it is ME Roosvekt Skeritt who has to go find 2 million dollars to repair the equipments”. he did not say the DLP or DASPA or the Minister incharge of ports. He said ME as he usually do. But moode, voice and manner was not genuine when he said it. Then he contiued by saying the 2 million dollars can fix roads, pay scholarships, build houses for the OLD PEOPLE. Again trying to make people feel sorry since he mentioned old people. That is his KEY words “OLD PEOPLE” who don’t feel sorry for old poor people, so everytime he mentioned that group, people will think he really cares but he don;t, he is using it to have we the people to feel sorry and say how muh he cares and help them. That is not genuine and people are begining to see right through Skeritt. The thing is Skeritt knows the investigation results will not come out before the Elections.

  10. December 4, 2014

    Yes Mr. Linton I am in agreement with you ,wait for the outcome of the investigation. You were vindicated and cleared from the frame up re the e-mail leaks from the IPO and by God’s grace he shall preserve you from this one…. they have all the tendencies of Papa Doc , Baby Doc, Eric Gairy Forbes Burnham and the likes who were evil Megalomaniacs . When the people are faced with situations like this ,it is time for peoples POWER11111

  11. Change is a must
    December 4, 2014

    Bardouille is political…How can YOU have millions of dollars worth of equipment unsecured…especially such important equipment….stop blaming others for your incompetence….You have overrun the airport with security personnel and leave the equipment unsecured? Then blame others.
    I went to the airport today and that extra security is so absurd…But when I entered the terminal area and saw how empty and dead the airport was…I realized that the security personnel really had little work to do…That could never be possible if for instance we had plane loads of persons coming on on 747 for instance…
    BUT CHANGE IS A MUST …..HOW LONG….NOT LONG

    • Anonymous
      December 5, 2014

      All smokescreen! The are protecting the gate but conveniently forget to protect vital equipment. Give me a break. What utter nonsense or perhaps incompetence.

    • .
      December 5, 2014

      We are not used to these kinds of activities in Dominica. This is a new brand of violent politics that has been introduced to us. Did you hear them say BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. How can this be democracy. It is written that the voice of the people is the voice of god. In a democracy majority rules. Trying to force your way into power is not democratic.

  12. DaInDiaspora
    December 4, 2014

    I cannot sit in the Diaspora and make a determination as to which party(supporters) would have committed such an act to our airport, even if I can draw a conclusion. But I can surmise by asking who can benefit from this: You Follow. The security at the airport must have been really relaxed if not inept for (some) perpetrator to enter in an area which contains such sensitive material – which should have been restricted, yet- considering the current situation concerning and the presence of the Dominica Police Force at the airport: You Follow. It has been a recent history in Dominica where arsonists have confessed and the entire judicial process failed: You Follow. Whether they had the capacity to investigate, of they just simply chose not to because it was-You Follow.

    I would not put it pass anyone (supporter) of Labour to have done this in lieu of the fact that Linton made a declaration to demonstrate at the airport; the radar would then be pointed at UWP with the intention to discredit him and Team Dominica. Clearly they were not taken too seriously because the current government had the resources to fund performers, and billboards, believing they could outperform UWP and continue the historical trajectory of doing something just before election -sewoing our people with the expectation that history would repeat itself. I do believe that Dominicans has woken up and their voting will no longer be as a result what they can get immediately, but the future of their children.

  13. Shaka zulu
    December 4, 2014

    Intelligent response; wait until a thorough investigation is completed on matter before jumping to conclusion.
    According to skeritt he already knows who involved.
    You guys talking about leadership and who went to university.
    Remember the commissioner of police already knew there was a homicide in Portsmouth station. Up to now no one has been charged.
    Change cannot come soon enough.

  14. Anonymous
    December 4, 2014

    WHAT BOY????????? Well look jokes :wink: 8-O :wink: :-D :wink:

  15. No name
    December 4, 2014

    Not you sir, but maybe your supporters.

  16. Grace
    December 4, 2014

    I condemn the incident and who ever did this should pay the price! They should also use the money they wasting for campaign to fix it. Put it to good use.

  17. Ronnie
    December 4, 2014

    That was very well said. Don’t do like the pm.

  18. Doc. Love
    December 4, 2014

    Skeritt spared to time to diplomatically accused the UWP for the fire at the communication tower. I am surprised no picture of the damages has surfaced in twenty four hours. Skeritt told us the damages will amount to $2 million dollars. According to Bardouille, the damages will cost $1 million dollars. Had the demonstration taken place on Wednesday, I am sure the pictures of Mr. Linton and Mr. Martin would be shown all over Dominica as conspirators.

  19. Red
    December 4, 2014

    Hope Pastor Randy will speak out now. Waiting patiently and the ministers who witness the signing of the code of conduct during the election campaign.

  20. Mr. Da
    December 4, 2014

    Mr. Linton,since we do not have a Gov’t in office now, I think you should call in for assistance from the U.S Gov’t so the F.B.I could come down today (before the election) to investigate and discover the true perpatrators of this crime. Let the chips fall where they may!

  21. The Valley
    December 4, 2014

    It’s time for change and we are feeling your power all through the valley. This fire has known suspects hands written all over it.

  22. Discombobulated
    December 4, 2014

    Dominicans are some real real real idiots sometimes. I mean, these leaders telling me that for the sake of the country they cannot come together and make a joint statement, then shake hands to say look, this is how things should be. People can agree to disagree and put the hate behind them. Everybody wants the best for dominica. I dont think any politician on the island wants bad for dominica, contrary to many beliefs. I have never voted but will be this time around. I am looking at this nonsense very closely.

  23. 767 I from
    December 4, 2014

    clap clap clap :lol: :lol: :lol:

  24. Massacre
    December 4, 2014

    Let not your heart be troubled my P.M in waiting.
    This fire was set by people who want to disrupt the election. They already see the end of their reign so this desperate act is to put confussion among Dominicans so he will have reason to pospone the election.
    I singing Sanky for Skerro, because it is a one-man show.

  25. JoJo
    December 4, 2014

    That is the most sensible comment I have heard so far. It is highly irresponsible for mr. Skerrit to say that we all, and he knows who did this.
    It could be an accident but if not and the culprit turns out to be someone associated with mr. Skerrit’s side he will end up with egg all over his face.

  26. Thinking...
    December 4, 2014

    Since when we have back up for something costing 2 million. We dont even have back up for paracetomol or even bread in Dominica. I hope is not Vardimir Putin!!! Burn some old things and want to blame innocent people.

  27. eyes open wide
    December 4, 2014

    sure u will not know if u did not decide to go up there and protest all now so this sh** would not have happen ,dont know what is so good about Dominica now that both uwp and labour so desperate for power so :oops:

  28. Anonymous
    December 4, 2014

    What? He doh finish write and re write and cross out yet man? That alone he say so far? Wait for it, the brilliant speech thanks to google copy and paste. Ell Lenny is you violent nature and you and Edo constant calls for violence that cause somebody to answer what can you say? I would not want to be in your shoes not nah Lenny. :mrgreen: All over facebook your supporters saying they will defend their “democracy” by any means necessary they forget facebook is public and everybody worldwide can read what they say. I cannot wait for your speech.

  29. smH
    December 4, 2014

    Lennox Linton be a man and accept responsibility for that irresponsible suggestion to protest in an air-port. Trying to under-mine and embarass the security of the same country you say you love and want to rule..

    But all the brainless one’s shouting ‘CHANGE IS A MUST’ . Why would you want people to be demonstrating days before an election. This could have easily been a violent riot. You and your cabinet has been making alot of irresponsible statements that can imply to people to be violent.

    Then you hide behind your I am a reasonable man approach. Why days before an election you want people to be stirring up trouble.Sir, you are irresponsible and I hoping Jah guide and put Domininca in the hands of Labour again and again and again…You are the biggest liar in Dominica and shut-up.

  30. Anonymous
    December 4, 2014

    This conference should have been called prior to the fire. It clearly demonstrates the leader is reactive not proactive.

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