Astaphan speaks on the Ng Lap Seng matter

Astaphan said the matter has nothing to do with Dominica
Astaphan said the matter has nothing to do with Dominica

Senior Counsel Tony Astaphan has said an affidavit supporting criminal complaint brought about by the FBI against Chinese billionaire, Ng Lap Seng and other officials  in a United Nations bribery scandal, has nothing to do with Dominica nor the Prime Minister of Dominica.

“There is not a single reference to Dominica and there is not a single reference to the Prime Minister of Dominica whether expressly or by implication. None,” he said on Kairi’s Heng Program on Thursday.

Seng was arrested in New York recently and a federal prosecutor has charged him with playing a central role in a $1.3 million bribery scheme to corrupt a former president of the United Nations General Assembly. Former Antiguan diplomat, John Ashe, and Francis Lorenzo, a diplomat from the Dominican Republic, were also ensnared in the matter.

Members of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) have been asking questions since Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, was seen in a photograph, taken before the arrests, with the men in Macau. On Thursday morning the UWP held a press conference and Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, called on Skerrit to come clean about his relationship with Seng.

But Astaphan said on the Heng, before the press conference, that he is not sure what the UWP wants the Prime Minister to do since he was not even referenced in the FBI affidavit.

“So I don’t know what they are waiting on, the Prime Minister is not mentioned and Dominica is not mentioned, far less implicated in this matter,” he stated.

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163 Comments

  1. John Paul
    July 28, 2017

    Mr. Astaphan now that Mr. Lap Seng has been convicted would You now agree that The Prime Minister of Dominica who appointed Him as a Diplomat should answer the question”Did You do due diligence on this Person before You made Him a Diplomat?” Now that He has been convicted Mr. Skeritt what association You had with Him for all those years while He was involved in a variety of illegal activity?Mr. Skeritt name one thing that this Diplomat did that was beneficial to Dominica during His stint as a Diplomat and please tell us who has replaced Him at the Embassy .

  2. October 14, 2015

    You stupid fellow from Los Angeles, you need to shut up you stench jaws! You are bombarding the nostrils of other around you–I do not know you–you are not from the human species!

    You have no qualifications to introduce nothing to no one, most certainly not me–once again, you do not belong among us!

    Take your self conceited mentality to your father–the evil creature at the Black Lagoon– where you live.

    If you are too full of the garbage you were made of, go and throw it up in the face of your counterparts; leave my name out your of dreadful and compulsive lies–if there is anyone in regret, it is me. For thinking that you were a human being-how could I ever made such a mistake, I will never know!

    Introduce and teach me what–you stupid 71 year old childish idiot! You have nothing for your own self much more to have to pass on to others. You need to wake up from your sleep of darkness to notice that you are a nightmare to others in your surrounding

    • October 14, 2015

      While you are busy judging PM Skerrit, the judgments which will never prevail against him, remember that God is busy keeping the list of you sinful practices on a day to day basis–His charges against you are long overdue

      Your whole existence is based on sinful and abominated conducts; you are a real dummy to think you can hide from God

      What you tried to teach me was how to reap the Government of Canada, which I refused, for I am not a liar, a cheat, and a thief like you–as I have already told you, the California Government and her courts are holding a huge book of your criminal records; don’t make me elaborate on this!

      Even your habit of impersonating me, here, makes you are a very sick minded creature–sick minded of wickedness and evil; you will receive no mercy from God when He lets out His wrath against you.

      Once again, even the “hahahaha” of yours will torment you, right into profound madness.

      Take warning! Your day is coming :twisted: :evil:

  3. lisad
    October 11, 2015

    Lord have mercy. While other countries are busy raising funds to help Dominica, its citizens are spending their time defaming , hating and cussing each other over politics. when will they learn. I give up.

  4. 4-cars
    October 11, 2015

    @DNO All you deleted my comment on this topic? Thanks very much. I have this warning for you all – And please, make a mental note of it. You seem to give some cover to the PM by not allowing some of us to voice our opinion; but our little Island is rapidly growing into a full pledge communist territory. And when this is happens, your PM will put padlock on you DNO facility and ban all media access but the state run radio station. So go right ahead – we Dominicans see what is ahead and are attempting to prevent it from happen, by letting the outside world know the type of disrespectful Government that we are presently under. So don’t think that DNO is here to stay. Skeritt will not hesitate to shut it down. Therefore, while you have the opportunity and privilege to be on the right side of history, you should make the best of use of your only chance. God works in mysterious ways to perform His wonders. He is able to do it through DNO, or without DNO. God is not limited by DNO.

  5. Francisco Telemaque
    October 10, 2015

    Elizabeth, a very short time ago when I introduced you to politics, that was about three years ago, you told me you knew nothing about politics, I tutor you on how to play it. Now I regret I brought you into it, because by me begin the cause of your involvment into politics on DNO I have some regrets.

    Since it appears I created a monster, a political monster like you, so I have every regret!

    I created you long before you went to Dominica, where that boy Petter, fed you and brainwashed you and indoctrinate you in the lying tactics of protecting Skerrit and his devious cabalist, I see there is no killing of the Beatle, my only hope is that you will one day bounce out of your delusional state to recognize Skerrit to be a naked corrupt individual!

    I was delusional also until he lied to me I snapped out of my delusions!

  6. October 10, 2015

    The Uneducated Wicked People in opposition and their brainless supporters believe that they will one day see the great and wonderful Supreme Leader, Prime Minister Dr. Roosevelt M. Skerrit, lose his position as leader of the blessed Dominica Labour Party and Prime Minister of Dominica. They have created scheme after scheme, accusations, innuendoes, aspersions and allusions to cast a dark shadow over the Christ-Like personality of His Holiness, Dr. Roosevelt M. Skerrit, an ordained Knight of the Most Holy Roman Catholic Church. In fifteen long years not a single one of these accusations have been able to stick much less tarnish the wholesome image of Dominica’s great and wise Supreme Leader. Instead the Uneducated Wicked People appear to be trouble makers and rumor mongers bent on causing division, confusion and hatred in Dominica. The novice wants to have the wealth and status of Dr. Skerrit. The Novice wants to be loved and adored like Dr. Skerrit. The Novice wants to be P.M..

    • 4-cars
      October 12, 2015

      “Ordained Knight of the Most Holy Catholic Church.” Hahahaha. Children of the Most High God are not of the Knights, nor do we walk in DARKNESS. All power on earth, under the earth and in Heavens belong to our God. So let the “Knights” take their best shot. They are the sons of darkness, who walk in darkness. Jesus is the Light of the world. He is the one in whom we trust. No Knight, nor sons of darkness can hinder Him. Shame on all-R-U.

    • John Paul
      July 28, 2017

      That is such a crazy comment.People like You does create the Hitlers of this world!

  7. Ideal
    October 9, 2015

    Tony, wait until the jail birds start to sing like canaries . It’s just a matter of time when the truth comes out. I know there will be more arrests.. Mr. PM I really hope you are telling the truth.

  8. concern Dominican
    October 9, 2015

    It so sad but since erika thats the first time Linton came out to say and connect with the people; to create and cause problems. Useless

    • Shameless
      October 12, 2015

      Looks like you living under a stone on mars :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: . We have seen more of and heard more from Linton after the storm than our own PM. So please STOP your nonsense.

      Assertive, NOT Aggressive! :twisted:

  9. Da
    October 9, 2015

    Dominicans are really not getting it.
    All other countries are voting-in new political parties, yet we are still here suporting this regime.
    Tell Tony to just SHUT UP! Why is he even in this?

  10. Ambra Battilana
    October 9, 2015

    On Tuesday, a judge set Ashe’s bail at $1 million and ordered the former diplomat to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet. The U.S. attorney’s office said Thursday that Ashe had not posted bail and remained in custody.

    If convicted, he could face at least six years in prison.

    A bail hearing has been set for Friday morning for Lorenzo, the Dominican diplomat. He is charged with multiple bribery-related charges that carry potential penalties of up to 15 years in jail.

    Ng and another of his associates were arrested in mid-September on separate charges.

    “I’m not commenting on who may be in cross hairs, who may be arrested,” Bharara told reporters this week. “It’s early and we’re looking at a lot of things, and I wouldn’t be surprised if you would see other people charged.”

  11. bigger
    October 9, 2015

    DNO please do me a favour why do you disrespect me by not publishing my comments? Is it because I don’t slander Mr Skerrit I would be obliged if you would answer this

  12. chen chew dwiet
    October 9, 2015

    the pm have to explain what he was doing in macau again , are u ppl serious , if allu used to read or listed to the news, allu would have get allu info from credible sources instead of listening to rubbish on Q95, here is the link read and educate allu self smfh, http://ssc.undp.org/content/ssc/news/articles/2015/global_strategy_forum_macau_2015.html

    • memoi
      October 9, 2015

      Chen Chew Dwiet….I think if you read and understand for yourself, you won’t be asking anyone to read. I am not Red Blue Green or what ever colour you all have worshiping, I am a Dominican who can read and for most part understand what I am reading. Go do you research and then come back and ask people to read. Why didn’t you read the link posted by “Not, Me Alone”. It’s not saying anything about anyone guilty of anything but it did mentioned the Prime Minister of Dominica. You reading only one thing and then you telling people to read. If it was not for Q95 we would not know anything that’s going on in Dominica, we would be just like the people in North Korea and hear only what the government or the people in power want us to hear. So we can say, all the Q95 rubbish is helping Dominica and Dominican who actually listen for themselves and not have one man of a small group of people listen for them.

      Sad Times In Dominica…

  13. Not Me Alone
    October 9, 2015

    Tony please open this link and when you are through reading it, please explain it to us. Dominica is not implicated right? http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Policy-Politics/UN-body-backed-Macau-deal-in-corruption-case

    • kingman
      October 9, 2015

      do you understand what you read?? how is Dominica implicated??

      • Not Me Alone
        October 9, 2015

        @kingman, I take this to be Tony since he was the one I asked to explain what is in the link to us.

        First of all, the subject of the article in link is: “UN body backed Macau deal in corruption case.” In other words, UN body supported a corruption deal in Marcau

        2. It went on to tell us what that corruption deal was all about in first and second paragraph

        3.It went on to tell us when last they met, where they met, and how many countries were represented
        4. Out of the 50 country present, only one country was mentioned by name, i.e Dominica and only one Prime Minister or head of state was identified and that is, The Prime Minister of Dominica
        5. That event was sponsored by the Sun Kian Ip Group Foundation, which according to the complaint filed by U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday…
        6.That said event above, helped funnel $500,000 to John Ashe, another U.N. official, to secure his backing
        Ok, I told you what I understood so please tell me what you understand ok.

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    • Barbara Saunders
      October 9, 2015

      Not me alone

      The only question that I have is why the Prime Minister of Dominica was singled out for mention, unless perhaps he was the only Prime Minister there, because I read on another link that there were two hundred delegates from 50 countries at that forum.

      I still can’t conclude, at least for the time being, that Dominica or the Prime Minister are implicated. That’s the trouble with us in Dominica, we pick up a rumour or some issue that may have some measure of truth in it, someone expresses their opinion on it, that opinion is repeated over and over and it eventually becomes fact. We hardly pause to analyse it and then we jump on everyone who takes an objective and analytical view.

      Sadly, even when evidence to the contrary is presented, we have so convinced ourselves of our position that we leave no room for changing our thinking or conclusion, hence the resentment and hatred of others who do not behave like us.

      • Titiwi
        October 11, 2015

        Dear Ms. Saunders, please open your eyes! As far as I can tell no one has said that Mr. Skerrit is implicated in the corruption scandal in which those arrested are allegedly involved. That is for the investigators and the court to decide. It is not the issue here. However, the citizens of Dominica are entitled to an explanation from Mr. Skerrit as to his links with mr. Ng Lap Seng and the nature of the agreement he signed with him in Macau. Focus on that and not on a non-existent indictment for Mr. Skerrit. Mr. Astaphan may be able to tempt you with a red herring but not me!!
        Personally speaking, I do not hate Mr. Skerrit but I am honest in saying “I wish he was gone!”. He has become a liability to his own party.

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      • Barbara Saunders
        October 13, 2015

        Titiwi

        My eyes are wide open and I have two of them not one as it appears some people have, they see only from one side. If the bloggers here were asking Mr. Skerrit to explain his association with the gentleman and the nature of the document signed, I would not even have had reason to comment.

        Please read again. Is that what most of them are asking? or are they rushing to judgement about his guilt by association and how soon he will be in prison?
        Thanks for the advice, but I try my best to separate issues and to ensure that I understand them sir before commenting.

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  14. A Picture Tells a Thousand Words
    October 9, 2015

    The Chinese say a picture tells a thousand words. In a benefit concert idol wears a Versace shirt which cost over a thousand US dollars. In pictures he is seen being fitted for expensive suits in Hong Kong. In Macau he cuts the cake with indicted money launderers. China is the most dynamic workshop of the world. Have you ever seen him in a lab, touring a factory or seeking to bring industry to employ our struggling people. No! Fancy balls, cake and with 4 cars. Show me your friends and….you know the rest. LeBlanc must be weeping.

  15. Mouche Miel
    October 9, 2015

    I have stated ,asked this ad infinitum. Isn’t DA totally screwed?
    if it ain’t one thing is another. Is DA JOB in the bible?
    This time JOB will certainly curse and die lol

    • Mouche Miel
      October 9, 2015

      Many of us who know better are in denial.

  16. Marcus Hill
    October 9, 2015
    • memoi
      October 9, 2015

      wow….who knows what else will come out… something to note, we realize they keep saying individuals known and unknown, so this clearly shows there is more to come and more name to call. All we want is for the PM to tell us something, he might not be involved in anything but we do not want to hear anything from the FBI, we want to hear it from him. Is that too much to ask for from the person we put in charge of us?

      Sad Times In Dominica…sad times

  17. Marcus Hill
    October 9, 2015

    Would be interesting to see who else were in the meetings mentioned by the FBI agent in his report. See below link.

    http://www.justice.gov/he cancer of corruption that plagues too many local and state governments infects the United Nations as well,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharar-sdny/file/781076/download

    • That old motor bike Marcus
      October 9, 2015

      Marcus it cannot be seen(the page) did U put it under the motorbike seat in the garage in Loubiere?

  18. Doc. Love
    October 9, 2015

    Tony Astaphan is very consistence in his support of the Prime Minister. In ten years or more, I have never heard of an accusation or an allegation made against Skeritt and Tony has not dismissed those accusations or allegations as mere lies or propaganda. As far as Tony is concerned, Skeritt can do no wrong. Three men who were at one time or the other in the company of the Prime Minister were indicted and presently in jail, I hope the Prime Minister is praying day and night that one of those men does not implicate him in any wrong doing. Tony must be forgetting that the Prime Minister did seek financial assistance and is alleged to have received a BMW vehicle from one of those men jailed. Therefore, what if the man decides to cooperate with the FBI and tell the whole truth about his activities. I believe Tony is a little presumptuous in his statement.

    • The Real Facts
      October 9, 2015

      Some Dominicans have small minds. Even though they were in the company of the PM and vice versa, this does not mean the PM knew about their lifestyle.
      To think, they know the PM is from Dominica, a small island. Do you think they would confide in him? I would think they would use him, use Dominica without his knowledge by investing in Dominica. Utilize your common sense and think, think, think!
      Many people use others without them suspecting anything and what they are up to, sometimes when they have already established themselves in their life. Do you comprehend what I mean?.

  19. memoi
    October 9, 2015

    Boss you are not the Prime minister, we want to hear from the prime minister. No one vote you in power even if you have some or a lot of power. Please let the PM speak for himself. Now there is an investigation going on by the FBI, let them do what they doing and we will know who is or was involved. They have been monitoring NG for 20 years so relax and let things happen the way it should. Who know, maybe you might hear MR.Linton name calling so just give it time.
    Sad Times In Dominica….sad times

  20. KID ON THE BLOCK
    October 9, 2015

    Lennox, Skerrit our PM owes you or the UWP NaDa; Nothing. Lennox, the PM is not your little boy that every step he makes he has to come crying to you saying DADDY is not This is That.. Can I go there or not…Can I speak to Him or Her or not. Lennox stop that shit you doing and put your B…A…TO WORK and help to recover the country. What you think your crying and constant negative complaint braking the PM heart? While THE PM bursting his butt working you there fooling around trying your utmost to dethrone the PM because of your greed, jealousy and hate but you shall never ever succeed. The PM is a man of God and who God blesses not one like you can take away the oil from his anointment. Stop picking at the PM and get down to do some positive work…

    • Da
      October 9, 2015

      The P.M owes the people an explanation !

  21. October 9, 2015

    by now all Dominicans should know when tony speaks his words should not be taken seriously.then again he did’nt even say much. i remember him saying at one time nonesense,rubbish, utter nonesense a few days later the same thing he said was rubbish and utter nonesense turned out to be a clerical error according to him.the pm was not accused of anything is true but is it so far fetched to ask him to come clean considering the fact that he has been friends with this man even signed papers on behalf of this country with this man? As far as i know is there’s only one man who should’nt be questioned thats god almighty every other man is subject to questioning more so to men in position like our pm so leave lennox alone he is doing his job don’t hate

    • The Real Facts
      October 9, 2015

      I do not know you but I know Tony and his family. When he speaks and as an Attorney, I will take him seriously. You are the one I will not take seriously.
      Men are subject to questioning. However, you cannot go about suspecting the PM because he was in the presence of a few of those people.
      Who are your friends and who do you associate with? Are they reputable people? Are you the same as they?

  22. October 9, 2015

    the real facts you need to change your user name.you also need to try and understand what you read when you read,and hold it down on the big words you don’t have to try and impress anyone of your intelligence because quite frankly you don’t come across as nothing close to that

  23. Kord Kapi
    October 9, 2015

    A man is seen celebrating and cutting cake with three alleged to have been involved in money laundering, rackeering and the likes, and people are telling me that no one should question whether or not that man is involved. smdh…I must be living in outer space….Anyway, while we sit there and say indirectly ‘it’s none of your damn business whom the PM is possing in a picture containing 3 arrested;

    • The Real Facts
      October 9, 2015

      You are living in outer space for you do not utilize your common sense if you have any. You think on the surface and are bias. You have much to learn.

  24. October 9, 2015

    “On Thursday morning the UWP called a press conference and Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, called on Skerrit to come clean about his relationship with Seng”.<<<<<<<<<<<<news article

    There he goes again! Lennox Linton making rude demands to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, as if he was the PM's Father. The PM has a personal life as well, so why does he have to report everything he does to the nation–except when they are Government related–like taking a picture with another person.

    When is this man going to accept that he only has a limit of leadership as the head of his political party–and he needs to wait for his time?–That is if that time should ever come. After all man!

    • Francisco Telemaque
      October 9, 2015

      Elizabeth, I do not want it to appear that there is some banter between us both, but I feel sorry for the idiots like you and the one name Facts, alias Kid On Block and every other name you all use.

      Skerrit claim that Erika brought Dominicans together. In my opinion Erika has simply exposed, number one that Dominica is totally bankrupt, and has been bankrupt for quite sometime, all due to Skerrit’s incompetents. It is impossible for me to understand that you people have seen the nakedness of that man, yet you support him in his nonsense!

      Anybody who supports Skerrit at this time in our history, is nothing more than an enemy of Dominica! You all do not care birds eye, about the country, as long as you believe the crap you talk will be appreciated by some idiot as your selves. Right now Dominica is simply surviving on donations, and handouts, and the useless blowing in the rhetoric of the thieving politicians!

      You people have no shame with your blackness; again where are your…

      • Francisco Telemaque
        October 9, 2015

        “You people have no shame with your blackness; again where are your…”

        That should read “shame with your backwardness.”

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      • October 11, 2015

        Telemaque, I have my opinion you have yours, I am warning you once more do not mention my name in your comments.

        Then next time you do I will compare your attitude and conduct with Mr. Skerrit’s–do not put me!

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  25. 4-cars
    October 8, 2015

    Correction : Counsel

  26. Just
    October 8, 2015

    So if Mr Linton was in a photograph with someone and the next day or a few days after this someone was arrested on a major drug bust does that mean Mr Linton is also a drug dealer? Most of my friends smoke weed and I have never. Mr Linton must give his mouth a rest and stop campaigning

    • Shaka zulu
      October 8, 2015

      Then you must be selling it. You there supplier. Would you go hang out in a gay bar every night if you are a straight man?

    • ATKINSON
      October 9, 2015

      Smoking weed is just a violation or misdemeanor, these people were arrested for, money laundering, tax evasion, bribery all felonies, by the U.S attorney. Also Ng lap Seng has had legal issues in the U.S for several years. He was served a warrant to appear last years by the U.S. attorney. So where is the P.M. security or intel to warning him, about mingling in public with “MR WU” If your friends were seen and photograph smoking weed, next to police officers at a party, how would the nations opinion of the officer

    • AH LICK IT TWICE
      October 9, 2015

      I see your point, but you all made a lot of mileage when you post a clip with lennox and a young lady and quite a few people sitting having dinner…. dominica have the most bigots on the planet… idiot

    • The Tangle
      October 9, 2015

      A certain soothsayer had predicted all of this. Let God’s will be done. Let 6

    • Erika
      October 9, 2015

      I am sure if you had seen Mr. Linton in a photograph with a drug dealer you would have the same questions, so what are you saying.

    • memoi
      October 9, 2015

      @ Just…..If you were seen in picture with some people who smoke weed, even if you did not have a joint in your mouth majority of the people would think you were smoking with them as well. You would have to clear your name a say you did not or have never smoked weed. Otherwise people are just going to look at it and say, yes have or was, so you do not have a point. If Linton was seen shaking hands with drug dealers who get busted the next day or next week, he have to come out clean and let us know what he was doing with the drug dealers. So please make your point again and try to make sense.

      Sad Times In Dominica…sad times

      • Tjebe fort
        October 9, 2015

        Bro I don’t smoke the weed myself, because I think it is unhealthy like tobacco but if I’m sitting with friends that do I become a passive smoker. I must inhale some of it and my hair and my clothes smelling of it and it can give me the same lung cancer like the real smoker. Is the same if you associate with mal kassay people. Some of that rubs off on you, like it or not. So if you do not want to get contaminated by association stay away from it!

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      • Shaka zulu
        October 9, 2015

        There fort.. I cannot agree with you more. Second hand smoke just as bad. Some people will use all kinds of excuses.

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    • The Real Facts
      October 9, 2015

      This is true. You can associate and talk to people and you do not adopt their lifestyle. Furthermore, if they know you, who you are, they may never introduce you to their lifestyle. They know what to expect from you and what your reaction will be.
      As I go about my business, I speak to a lot of people, even crack a joke with them but I do not personally associate with them. I do not know what their lifestyle is like. I do not question them about their lifestyle. I feel it is better to be amicable to people. You know, if they have a shady lifestyle, in that way, they will say this person is an innocent, nice person and will not harm me. I even give them godly advice, also the young ones.
      Some of you have lowly minds and are narrow-minded. You are too quick to criticize and judge. You need to broaden your minds.
      Furthermore, you give people the benefit of the doubt until you hear more on the matter and if they are involved. This is what wise people would do.

    • smh
      October 12, 2015

      Linton vex because Skerrit didnt take him to Barbados for the relief concert and he vex PM didn’t introduce him to Brain Lara and the other officials..Linton ou pas Prime Minister!! I suspect Linton get a little taste of power when Pm invited the opposition to partner on the way forward after Erika. He find he liked it so he find he want to be Skerrit boomboom fly to go everywhere he go….ou pas Prime Minister!! Behave kow!!

  27. Politburo
    October 8, 2015

    DNO do you Know that Dominica’s ambassador to the UN Crispin Gregoire was John Ashe’s Special Advisor during his tenure as UNGA President? It is alleged that Mr Gregoire was in receipt of a US$14,000.00 salary per month paid by John Ashe?

    Since Crispin Gregoire was consultant/adviser to the UWP during the election campaign I am just asking enquiry minds want to know. Did any of John Ashe bribe money was funneled to the UWP election campaign by his special advisor? I am just asking, this is not an allegation.

    • Politburo
      October 8, 2015

      Correction: I mean former ambassador

    • ATKINSON
      October 9, 2015

      It could be too. Its alleged or word on the streets :mrgreen: Ashe is not really the big fish, Its the NGO”S that has become, a backdoor way to get into the U.N. for money laundering in new york

    • FORKIT
      October 9, 2015

      Ashe spoke and give names and I did not hear chrispin or UWP was mentioned. but time will tell and I hope there is enough cardio doctors when the chips begin to fall, I suspect people like mammy, you and the rest will fall forthwith. crazy will not fall because dey already sidetracking him.

    • memoi
      October 9, 2015

      Politburo…..Make your point, take your time and make some sense. Now slowly and carefully, read what you saying cause there is not much substance in what you just wrote. Cause I am not sure I am seeing you said anything about NG or saying Mr. Gregoire was in pictures with NG. As far as I am concern, I could be working for Mr.Ashe and do not what the hell is or was going on with he and NG.

      Sad Times In Dominica…sad times

      • chen chew dwiet
        October 9, 2015

        oh so mr Gregoire can be working for mr Ashe drawing a salary but he has nothing to do with him or know what the hell he is doing, but th pm in a picture with him and mr ng , the pm didn’t work for them or received a salary from them but he has everything to do with dem when they are arrested, are u serious memoi

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    • @ mam de le Politburo
      October 9, 2015

      Correction: I mean former ambassador .
      Mam politburo-la you made ur correction, now make the rest. Lol! LMAO

      • @Malboowo
        October 9, 2015

        Correction: I mean former ambassador .
        MALBOOWO politburo you made A correction, now make the rest @politburo should have written.

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  28. The Real Facts
    October 8, 2015

    Speak up Tony! You know the PM more than his critics and enemies. They know nothing but they are making something of that news. They project the type of people they are.
    The PM should sue them for libel, harassment and persecution. He may just do that one day and ask them to prove their words.

    • %
      October 8, 2015

      @Real Facts
      Your doggone accessory of evil,why cant yo to God in prayer?YOUR WICKED SOUL!

      • The Real Facts
        October 9, 2015

        I am proud to state my parents taught me to be fair to everyone, be it my worst enemy, if per chance I have one. Many of you are not fair. You have wicked hearts.
        You are the evil one. You are implicating the PM in something that you know nothing about it. You accuse and judge him because you do not support him. You would like to see him fall. You are wicked and bias. If you and the other critics and enemies continue with this evil attitude, Hell is your lot for you know what Our Lord Jesus Christ said: “Judge not that you may not be judged and two-fold.”
        You do not even have love in your heart. Furthermore, as you age, you will not do so gracefully and healthily. You are digging your own grave. It is coming for you.
        The wickedness that people do and say follow them. What makes you think you are better in character than the PM? You are out of place.

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    • Just Asking
      October 9, 2015

      So y doesn’t he? So many untruths are said about him according to you and he has yet to make someone pay for his/her tongue; whilst in the same breathe he has taken many petty matters to courts. Why doesn’t he do as you requested? For more than fifteen years his ‘good’ name has been brought to the gutters; is always Tony and the likes who rush to defend him like he all of a sudden go moomoo..why is that? In Picky’s second Calypso song this years, he ask the PM the same question…urging him to clear his name but taking all his allegers to court…even Picky finds it ridiculous that after so manys years of people saying what they want about the PM; he has yet to take one soul to court in order to clear his name…BTW, why is the PM once again associated is Macaw…there must be a land of milk and honey…..

    • ATKINSON
      October 9, 2015

      “Real fact” I agree with you, thumbs up. The P.M. should go to new york and sue all the news organizations who place his photo and name that went around the world, with the those arrested. He can also sue the U.S attorney bharara too for not stating skerrit had nothing to do with this arrest or investigation.. :mrgreen:

      • The Real Facts
        October 9, 2015

        I would stand by him all the way and even try to be an attorney even though I am not one. :lol: I can defend him/myself.
        They deserve to be sued. I detest wicked people and those who are not fair. I do not like what they say about him. They are not good Christians. God knows this more than I do. Someday they will pay for it.

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    • memoi
      October 9, 2015

      The Real Facts…… Are you getting paid to write all those foolish comments or are you so brain washed you have to? I think DNO should put all your comment together for people to read and you can see/read/hear how foolish your statements sounds and look. To be making those statements you have to be on the same level with Peter Augustine. I mean come on man, you do not have to be a rocket scientist to figure something is not right. Our Pm is seen cutting cake and drinking champagne with the people who were arrested, don’t you think he owe the Dominican public an explanation? If you were concerned at list a little bit about your PM, you would be in favour of him saying something to the nation or maybe even to the FBI if he have nothing to do with what is going on.

      Sad Times In Dominica… sad times

      • Ma Moses
        October 9, 2015

        For all we know this sad lady in Toronto is on a Skerrit approved retainer to enhance up her social security payments so she can indulge in burning candles for the redemption of her soul. I will pray for you ma’m. It looks like you are in need of that.

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      • The Real Facts
        October 9, 2015

        Your problem and some others, you have critical and suspicious minds. If you are wise, you wait to see what will occur. You do not put your foot and mouth in front and accuse anyone. You place suspicion in the minds of others who may never have thought of it.
        For your information, I am a people person. The reason why I write, I am a fair person. I do not like to see/read anyone take advantage of others.
        If you are a Christian, you would practice Christianity. Go to the Holy Bible and read what Our Lord Jesus Christ taught us and the writings of St. Paul as inspired by the Holy Spirit.
        Some of you pay no mind to what is contained in the Holy Bible. Do you not think you will pay for it later?
        I do not follow people but my own mind. If some of you practiced the faith as you should and prayed as you should, you would not have such a mind You cannot be suspicious and accuse a person because of an article. Need I state more?

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    • together
      October 9, 2015

      Now that’s what you call Hypocrisy at its max!!! The real facts got their facts totally twisted.

    • 4progress
      October 9, 2015

      U look good with your head in sand

      • Titiwi
        October 11, 2015

        Are you saying her behind looks better than her face? That’s going a bit far isn’t it?

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  29. Not Me Alone
    October 8, 2015

    Tony instead of talking so much crap, why don’t you tell us where our prime minister is. Since Erika the Pm would address the nation every week, but of late he became a moomoo. Way the man be? Is there something he is afraid of?

  30. October 8, 2015

    Wellwhy Dominican’s like ugly so ,is like some people , just waiting to see the pm fall , but God is good .

    • October 8, 2015

      @Brown skin October 8, 2015

      Yes indeed! God is good! And it is His strength that is holding PM Skerrit up –no high and mighty in this world break down that strength.

      • The Real Facts
        October 9, 2015

        It is good to see that he also has friends who will support him. While some wish him ill, their lives are not good They do not know what they are amassing on their heads. One day they will find out and experience it.

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      • Francisco Telemaque
        October 10, 2015

        Hitler, just incase you do not know was alive and well killing millions of Jews, who you said are not the Jews the Bible speak of. So, if it is God strength holding up that wicked dictator Skerrit, who has denied God so many times, at least two I know of.

        Was it God strength which held up Hitler?

        You are one of those fraud talking crap but, hope when the wrath of God come on you ; you will not cry dem obeah me! Just incase you have forgotten: Skerrit said “when people ask God for something, and God take long to give it to them; when they come to me, (Skerrit), I give it to them right away” that implies, Skerrit has elevated himself above God. Satan tried hat and was thrown out of heaven.

        Recently he said God did not come for Dominica, but Cameron came! That is the kind of individual you suggest God is protecting. Skerrit has appointed himself a god, therefore he is in his own protection!

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    • ATKINSON
      October 9, 2015

      No there always have been rumors about the P.M. and the DLP senior leadership. as to the wealth, they have accumulated, Its only because the Police and DDP office, don’t have to tools, investigators or political will to go after them.

      • The Real Facts
        October 9, 2015

        We leave everything in the hands of God who knows, sees and hears all things.
        Some people accuse them of wrongdoing. Those same people, their lifestyle and attitude toward others leaves much to be desired. They should concern themselves about that.

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    • The Real Facts
      October 9, 2015

      What they wish for others will fall on them and more so. They will fall before him.

  31. Chief Jacco
    October 8, 2015

    tnYes I, another movie in progress and de LL director want de movie to progress de way he want it. But it have big problem because de director doh have de FBI script, so he write his own script where de FBI suppose to arrest starring RS for corruption, and he LL would replace RS as starring. De director pushing de vibes dat birds of a feather flock together, if you waking down de road with a voleur you is a voleur too, it worse if you take out a picture with de voleur. De actor and dem frighten. They say but LL de other day after EriKa we did see you in a picture on DNO in unity with de supposedly corrupt RS, de picture evidence is there an you corrupt too. Furthermore you have friends that does do all kinds of crime and you is still dere friend. Well director LL vex because big lawyer TA answer him. You see, is a long story, is RS and TA dat did save LL when LL supposedly corrupt Antiguan friend and dem did kick he LL out of Antigua for corruption on de airwaves. So the movie goes on

  32. A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
    October 8, 2015

    This reminds me of the photo and video of the three UWP executive members getting off the plane in St. Kitts with briefcases, the three briefcases looked the same may have even contained the same things. I wonder what was in them, did we ever truly find out?

    And when asked one of them whether he was n St Kitts with the two others, he got very angry by the question and denied it. Then I suppose when he must have realized that a photo and video existed he answer it with a long litany. I suppose in the days to come we may hear the replay of the question and answer.

    This constant business of kettle calling the pot black in Dominica Politics is without a hilarious.

    • @ Doubting Tom/like uncle tom
      October 9, 2015

      We have concluded u are a little God u know the one who knows & sees all things
      locally we call them maître………………………. fill in the blank.
      That having been said maître tell us about the current gov’t official non appointed/elected rather. who came in with Rosie’s brief case in 2004 and recent deposited a large sum to his /her it’s personal account.
      what was in that brief case that’s yet to be discovered todate. now all kinds of investments popped up after and going on 11 yrs after.

  33. Born Again Christian
    October 8, 2015

    Every time something comes up which my have legal implications for our Prime Minister, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, The Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan comes to his defence. I trust and hope for the sake of the good name of our country, The Commonwealth of Dominica, that our Prime Minister is not involved in these corruption allegations.

    However, I believe that in all fairness, as the Prime Minister of the country, the Prime Minister ought to show some level of responsibility and transparency by telling the people the truth about his relation with the officials indicted and charged by the United States law enforcement.

    Senior Counsel Astaphan cannot dictate to the people that the Prime Minister has nothing to report. After all we all, the people have a right to know.

    I am sure both the Bishop and the Evangelical Pastor will agree that the Prime Minister should come clean

    • A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
      October 9, 2015

      Mr. Astaphan is the PM legal advisor. Why shouldn’t he speak on behalf of the PM when we have people who wants the PM job and want to see him in jail? That is what this is all about. The leader of the Opposition will not automatically become Prime Minister of Dominica if ever. That is what his wish. But it will never happen. He will have to win the majority of the constituencies for that to happen. Someone tell the Leader of the Opposition his role is as Leader of the Opposition. That is the way the Dominica electorate wanted it and he must respect us if he wants our respect.

      Now didn’t the same PM and the same Lawyer prevent the same LOP who want to see them banished prevented him from being in the same jail he wants to see them when he was being deported from Antigua?

      We should never forget our past. We heard his distress call on the radio station. I felt for the man when he was picked up leaving his children and wife behind. Who did he call then? SMH!

      • October 9, 2015

        Tell go back and visit again if he man enough

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      • The Real Facts
        October 9, 2015

        It is a known fact, some people forget all the good that was done to them. Ungrateful people.

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      • Francisco Telemaque
        October 10, 2015

        Tony, is a Dominica trained lawyer you know; unless he has a degree in international Law, and practice international law, he cannot help Skerrit in any court excepts in the Caribbean. If Skerrit violates an international law, and has to be tried for instance in the United States, he had better have quite a few millions of dollars to retain someone to represent him, hopefully he will find one who will charge him less than $10, 000.00 per hour! Over here they work by the “hour.” oui!

        Even if he is licensed to practice law in a a certain state in America, he cannot go into a Federal court to represent Skerrit, there are people operating specifically in that field.

        Mind you a guy who plays; or let us be firm: One who practice law in California, cannot go to New York and practice law, unless he passed the bar in New Your, since all the laws from State to State varies. In some States you can kill someone and get away with a slap on you wrist; in a another State you will hang for…

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      • October 14, 2015

        Telemaque should know because he is must be a familiar face in the courtrooms

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  34. who you know
    October 8, 2015

    Tony is the one who made as today hate the Labour party.

  35. October 8, 2015

    Tony stop blowing bubbles, in any real, I say real country what the opposion leader is asking for the citezens would be demanding the same from their leaders, you are not the prime minister of Dominica, nor an elected member of any political party, Mr Linton is an elected member of the house, and the leader of the opposition party, so he have the right to ask skerrit to address we in Dominica regarding these issues.

  36. I, Me, & I Alone
    October 8, 2015

    “So I don’t know what they are waiting on, the Prime Minister is not mentioned and Dominica is not mentioned, far less implicated in this matter,” he stated.

    Tony does not deserve the attention he looking for because he has never contested an election and he is not Skerrit. But for the sake of the discussion I want to remind the spin doctor of the following:

    1. Ng Lap Seng was arrested on September 19,2015 and it was not until Oct. 6, 2015, we heard of the arrest of John Ashe.

    2 Before yesterday the name of John Ashe was never mentioned and Antigua was not mentioned or implicated.

    3 It was not until yesterday we heard the name of Baldwin Spencer

    4. Tony must remember that this matter will not be invested by the Dominica police, and the case will not be called in Dominica, where justice can be influenced and bought. This one is FBI

    5. US Attorney suggested more arrests will follow

    .6. Since Tony himself resides in Florida, he might want to be careful with…

  37. jonathan st jean
    October 8, 2015

    When will Tony Astaphan learn to keep his mouth shut.Dominicans are asking questions of our Prime Minister, which we have a right to do.You Mr Astaphan have not faced the electorate and as such you are not answerable to anyone.You are a brilliant attorney but your name is not Rosevelt Skerritt, so when questions are asked of the Prime Minister just shut up.Haven’t you been taught manners that you should wait your turn and speak when you are spoken to?You are free to give legal advice to your client, the PM but we want to hear him answer our concerns,not your voice.From your court experience you know that when a witness is put on the stand he has to answer the judge’s questions, not his lawyer.So it’s time to shut up and let Rosevelt Skerritt the Prime Minister answer the nation’s questions. OK.

    • Titiwi
      October 11, 2015

      Mr. Astaphan, if you really want to get involved put yourself up for election. Or is that impossible because you are either disqualified through dual citizenship or you are a foreigner, not even a commonwealth citizen and not a Dominican national at all?

  38. October 8, 2015

    Common sense. If you have a daughter and she was in company of , celebrating, cutting cake, and signing documents and you MR.Astaphan heared that the 3 persons got arrested and in jail, wouldn’t you want her to give an explanation and come clean? The PM is obligated to let us know what he was signing on behalf of Dominica and explain to us his relationship with these men. So simple that if you don’t understand this you have no brain

    • October 8, 2015

      @Jay Rich October 8, 2015

      They Prime Minister is obligated to do nothing, if he did not do anything. Your theory about mother and daughter is loud but still too weak–using all that sort of involvement. For it would be quite obvious that she might entangled in the issue

      Also, you are talking about a parent/child issue; so her parents would have to know — PM Skerrit is not the son of no one here; certainly not of Lennox Linton.

      And for the rest of you, it seem as if you don’t understand it–as usual, just repeating what you all hear from someone else. Mr, Astaphan, as the Senior counsel, has the right or is the one to speak on behalf of the PM all the way, get that into your small brain!

  39. October 8, 2015

    Linton is very right to ask Skerrit to come clean. He hasn’t accused him of anything.All he needs to do is tell the people that is not involve.Period

    • October 8, 2015

      @ give it to them October 8, 2015

      How can you ask a person to come clean, when you do not have the slightest proof that the person is dirty? That is no different from an accusation–that demand would displease me quite a bit–what about you, yourself?

      • October 9, 2015

        Go educate yourself . You seem to be out there in lah lah land or are you that naive

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    • October 14, 2015

      @give it to them October 8, 2015

      If I am anything it is not naïve–but you are very stupid!

      Don’t let those thumbs up which you have fool you, they are all as stupid as you are.

      You could never anticipate my wisdom, insight, and knowledge, for it is beyond your understanding, that is to tell you that I do not need education–thank you!

  40. truth
    October 8, 2015

    tony , shut your mouth , no one voted you,,You are not the prime minister
    we need answers from skeritt ,not from you, we are tired with this disrespect from skeritt.,
    I hope mr augustin will talk to him

  41. Love
    October 8, 2015

    Take the beam out your eyes first Linton. Did you come clean when you were in Las Vegas all night in the company of a female, who wasn’t your wife? What does the arrest have to do with Skerro. You are putting your propagander machine in full swing. Why are you slandering people’s name in the name of wickness? What you do will return to you a hundred fold. It’s shameful and regrettable DNO in publishing such garbage! Remember how quickly you printed the pastor wrath against his brother, then he apologized.

    • OOh La La
      October 9, 2015

      It is clear that you do not understand the role of your Government and the role of your opposition leader. You also do not understand your role as a bona fide citizen of your country. We are not saying that the PM is guilty or not guilty of anything. The arrest of these three gentlemen raises questions in any right thinking persons minds (even Mr. Astaphans). I hope and wish that the PM is not implicated in this scandal; but the onus is on him to clear the air about all of this – it will make all of us feel better – even Mr. Astaphan. We care about the Prime Minister and his family, and if we do we would wish him well and hope that all will be well with him at the end of the investigations

    • originaljahguide
      October 9, 2015

      @ Love. Here you go talking about Linton and female in Las Vegas. Do you have any questions for your King Skeritt about his photo with Destra dressed in the same colors and her hands on his chest. (check out the pic) Clean your closet first because there are so many cobwebs in there.
      Linton has every right to ask Skeritt to talk to us on this Lap Seng issue.

  42. Joan
    October 8, 2015

    Who voted for Tony Astaphan. Dominica and Skerrit is so Good for D ominica that Tony Astaphan resettled in the United States of America I wonder why

  43. oldschool
    October 8, 2015

    I have no problems with persons asking questions because it is evidence that our leader was present. however its politics and so its being politicized. i think that its prudent as a good thinking people to wait and see where the out come of the investigations will lead.

  44. October 8, 2015

    Too much jealousy Dominica some those people that is talking out of their arses the are jealous of the pm the want him to fail but that will never happen , because he is a man of God and they are the devil , Linton there is a message for you , you will never be pm of Dominica

    • 4progress
      October 9, 2015

      it takes one to know one

  45. DRASTIC
    October 8, 2015

    The PM owes the nation an explanation. However based on previous similar situations, would not be surprised if nothing is forthcoming.

  46. Truth
    October 8, 2015

    for too long we have allowed Mr. Astaphans to behave this way. The citizens need to let him know that the PM has a responsibility to the people and he needs to allow that process to happen

  47. October 8, 2015

    I would like to ask some Dominican what has the pm do to them? Linton should do what the pm is doing instead he start accuse Do things which is more important and try to help rebuild Dominica .

    • 4progress
      October 9, 2015

      Have u forgotten Lintin is opposition leader. He is right to ask these questions, whether the PM likes or not. It is the question that others are asking on either side of the divide.

  48. truth
    October 8, 2015

    We voted for Roosevelt Skerrit not you tony. are you the PM tony. I am not even reading what you have to say, because it is insignificant.

    People like you always make things worse for Skerrit Stuppppess

  49. dominica new york
    October 8, 2015

    boss u have nothing to prove to fools

    • ATKINSON
      October 9, 2015

      That was mr “B.S.” former P.M. Baldwin Spencer said :mrgreen: and its was his birthday yesterday. I would have love to see skerrit holding B.S. hands cutting the birthday cake :mrgreen:

    • FORKIT
      October 9, 2015

      ay donny

    • Tjebe fort
      October 10, 2015

      But you are happy to take the same fools votes, hypocrite you are.

  50. Titiwi
    October 8, 2015

    Mr. Astaphan, I have not heard anyone suggest that Mr. Skerrit is legally guilty , least of all the leader of the opposition because he has not been officially accused of anything. We are not stupid and we know that. All we want is for Mr. Skerrit to explain his association with Mr. Ng Lap Seng and the agreement he signed with him in his capacity as Prime Minister of Dominica. mr. Skerrit does not need you to do that for him, he is big enough to speak for himself to the people he purports to lead and love. You are not a member of parliament, stay out of it.

    • lap seng
      October 8, 2015

      Well said

    • The Real Facts
      October 8, 2015

      I read the innuendos on this Website, what a few who commented stated. People must be careful what they state.
      Consider, if in the past I took a picture with someone or was seen in the person’s company having a conversation with the person and later that one was arrested for whatever crime, would it be stated that I was involved in the crime or I knew something about it?
      It is ignorance and vindictiveness to implicate the PM because of one in his position happened to be in the company of the man indicted.

      • Titiwi
        October 8, 2015

        Real Facts, hypothetical questions are just that. If my auntie was a man would she be my uncle?? We are dealing here with real facts and if you can not face them don’t come with “ifs” to change the scenario into a make-believe one. The P.M., guilty or not, owes the nation an explanation!

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      • 4progress
        October 9, 2015

        U may choose to put your head in the sand, but others have the right to speculate as I am sure the FBI is doing right now looking at that picture. All 3 men surrounding the PM are under investigation and various information has been public. To assume that questions pertaining to PM are not being asked by the FBI is very naive. So we have the right to ask too.

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      • Never seen before
        October 9, 2015

        I think you are appealing the the wrong crowd. shift your appeals to the FBI ..

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  51. Shaka zulu
    October 8, 2015

    The fact that the PM lawyer is speaking on his behalf says alot. No body is saying he did anything but any idiot would ask a question if a few are arrested about that place and circumstances and maybe time. That cake cutting is a celebration showing our PM smark in the middle. I have one question for you Tony. Is the FBI investigation complete? The bribery charges was for a vote on his investment. What make you think other voting members were not offered the same. It’s funny how every time the PM is implicated in some scheme you the first to speak. He is not in this case but you come out. Why can’t he just say what is the big celebrating on behalf of Dominica? I am amazed at this lovely country of mine.

    • October 8, 2015

      @Shaka zulu October 8, 2015

      You all have assumed that the PM is guilty; your UWP leader has called on him to come clean. What did you expect Mr. Astaphan, as the Senior Counsel to do, if not to speak on the PM’s behalf. –that is his responsibility; which you people do not know and cannot understand.

      • Shaka zulu
        October 9, 2015

        You only call a lawyer to speak on your behalf if you feel you may incriminate yourself. He is representative of Dominica and signing on our behalf things that no one in the country knows about. The guys he signed with are arrested and you see no need to ask questions. I do not care if is Skeritt or Lennox or the bishop of Roseau. He has to explain the relationship with these individuals. By sending his lawyer means only one thing. I don’t expect you to figure it out. Shaka Zulu is loyal to no one, no party. Shaka Zulu only loves his country and Roosevelt Skeritt nor Linton neither Tony astaphans is Dominica. That is how u want people to come together? Wait…

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      • if there is smoke on the roof, there is fire inside
        October 11, 2015

        so skerrit tongue tie another man have to speak for him

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  52. John Jay
    October 8, 2015

    When He gave to speech after Erika where he say he was TONY. Read the script, who knows you might be in it watching the expression on your face. The other Dominicans be careful because you all was in the company of this man riding expensive cars.

  53. concern citizen
    October 8, 2015

    The FBI is taking thier sweet time to investigate ,they never rush to jugdement,

  54. Observing
    October 8, 2015

    Mr. Astaphans needs to stop treating Dominicans like we are fools. Stop worrying about the UWP and start worrying about the FBI investigations…. Two days before the Tropical Storm Erika, the PM was in Macau where he met and was seen holding hands in the cutting of a cake three of the individuals who were arrested don’t think that you along with the rest of Dominican should be concerned….. The PM needs come clean about his relationship with Chinese billionaire. What is his relationship with the with the Chinese billionaire? I am sure that the FBI will be interested in asking the same question.

    • The Real Facts
      October 8, 2015

      Cease your speculation.and surety about the PM. So what if he was in the company of the man and took a picture with him? Some of you have no common sense and have wicked hearts.

      • Shaka zulu
        October 9, 2015

        You speculating just as much. People like you make good slaves. You will take lots of abuse but say thanks for a thached roof and some food.

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      • Observing
        October 9, 2015

        Indirectly your statement has only added to our concern. Dominicans will only be forced to “speculate” if nothing is said on the matter. Do you agree with the saying “Show me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are?” ..

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      • The Real Facts
        October 9, 2015

        Shaka zulu, I am no zulu.
        You can make innuendos about people. My personality is such I take no abuse from no one. I never did. Anyone who tries it, will get the worst of it. I do not mean by a fight.
        If you command respect you will receive it.

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  55. Hmmmm
    October 8, 2015

    Whenever Tony starts to speak I get suspicious. LOLOL. Just saying.

    • The Real Facts
      October 8, 2015

      He is n attorney. He knows what he stated. The problem with some of you is because you are a non DLP supporter, nothing which the PM and his Cabinet do is pleasing to you. You are bent on destroying him. You are just waiting for something to happen and you will applaud. Are you a kind person? One day you will pay for your words.
      Be careful of what you spread. The Lord sees and hears and is taking note.

      • October 8, 2015

        @The Real Facts October 8, 2015

        What they do not know is that God will not give His glory to carnal minded people and their product of evil and wickedness.

        PM Skerrit is a man of God, I have read it from him and I have seen it in all his ways. The man rely on God to work through him for the welfare and development of Dominica. I am sure that he loves Dominica and her God fearing people

        Those who are trying to stop his good works, they ought to know that they are trying to sotp God, but that is not possible. They will have their rewards, but it will most definitely, not be a reward of glory–that too is not possible for rude, disrespectful, and unmannerly people like some of those here, on DNO.

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      • Dee
        October 9, 2015

        As far as we know Dominica is still a democratic country. Unless that has changed, the Opposition leader, the media and even other members of parliament are quite right to question/scrutinize the relations of our PM to these men as far as Dominica is concerned. So it is quite foolish of you to think that anyone is bent on destroying the PM. He has an obligation to account for any dealings he makes on behalf of the country. It’s just that simple. Stop personalizing everything.

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      • memoi
        October 9, 2015

        Real Facts…..Look, stop trying to be foolish, we no you’re not since you can spell a word or two. The PM is hired by we the people and he owe us an explanation. I am not sure where you coming out with your foolish statement that the PM do not owe us an explanation. Don’t you realize you are the one making Dominicans look foolish by your foolish statement. We hire the man to do a job and he doing things we don’t know anything about and can put Dominica in some serious hard times if you look at it on a broad scale. So don’t come with that scrap that the PM don’t owe us anything. I wonder if you own a business, if you don’t please do try to.

        Sad Times In Dominica…sad times

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      • Tjebe fort
        October 9, 2015

        Facts to be an attorney does not make you a saint. Papa Docof Haiti was a qualified physician. Does that mean that he treated people according to the oath he took? Remove those shells from your eyes and you will finally taste freedom.

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  56. negremaron
    October 8, 2015

    This is the obvious legal position!!

    • Titiwi
      October 11, 2015

      Is that different from the missionary position??

  57. JetaimevousmonJaisee
    October 8, 2015

    Tony My PM oee it to the people to tell them whst it is that he was signing with Ng Lap Seng. My PM is employed by the people. In Canada the PM must be transparent with the people

    • %
      October 8, 2015

      I fully support honourable Linton that Skerrit owes the people an explanation.Labourites shame on you all!

      • The Real Facts
        October 8, 2015

        The PM owes none of you anything. If it were Linton you would say nothing. You would stand up for him and defend him.
        Is the PM your little boy? Have respect. You people make Dominicans look foolish, ignorant and wicked. Watch out another TS Erika or a similar one will come because of your evil heart and words.

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      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        October 9, 2015

        @ %, You are a such a pathetic ignorant fool. You are the one to feel a shame. Lennox has nothing else on his mind but to try to bring down the PM because of his greed, jealousy and hate. Skerrit owes you or Lennox nothing.

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      • Dee
        October 9, 2015

        It’s people like you “Real Facts” that make Dominicans look foolish, ignorant and wicked because while you preach about the Lord there is clearly hatred in your heart towards any opposition towards the PM or his actions. For you, he can do no wrong; But he is a man like us all; prone to sin. He is answerable to the nation for his association with these men. What was he signing? Was it on our behalf? It is not any form of belittlement or lack of respect. It’s his duty. If Linton was involved in any conspiracy, he will also be made to come clean or be held accountable.

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    • %
      October 8, 2015

      @Real Facts
      Your wicked,heartless and evil imp.Stop staying in the bushes and spew filth. If you love so much, come home to face the music.Is it that you are on welfare? You piously proclaim to be christ like,but like a devil, you want Dominicans to remain under the ravages of Skerrit.

    • October 9, 2015

      This comment is from an imposter–I know who he is–it Francisco Telemaque, that strange individual and the madman on DNO.–Look out for him to deny it, he is also a compulsive liar.

      DNO you know my computer IP, and so you know who is doing this. I never use any computer but mine. When you post my comment it comes out with an “underline”–the one above does not have it.

      Telemaque continue your fight against me–for whatever reason you are doing so, but know that God is on my side. As Jesus said to us, through His disciples: “In this world you will have tribulations, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” This means that you have already lost the battle, okay!

      I won’t change my blog name again–especially that those comments are getting the thumbs up.

      When you use your own name–you get the thumbs down. So you still need me to glorify yourself–too bad it cannot happen with your own name; and the sign of your loss right here–Hehehehehehehehe

      • Francisco Telemaque
        October 10, 2015

        You lie, you always sleep walk and impersonate yourself!

        Liar, liar, liar, liar liar!

        You and Facts are two liars oui!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhah: You both are so lie you are lying threw your teeth defending Skerrit, and de man doh know either of you eh!

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    • October 9, 2015

      You stupid, stupid individual, Francisco Telemaque!

      Nobody on DNO knows that blog name belong to me–only you. Because you go after my writing–no matter how short; you know my style–regardless of the blog name which I use. I have no enemies on DNO besides you.

      You know that I live in Canada; but you do not know that you gave up yourself by writing that statement–that is how foolish you. Thanks to God, that your own dirtiness backfires in your face each time–unfortunately you are making a fool of DNO readers–since they do not know it is you who is writing those filth like that one above

  58. Ex Police
    October 8, 2015

    Astaphans the call from the UWP is asking the PM to come clean with his association with NG Lap Seng because am not sure if your glasses going was seen in photos with the said individuals prior to their arrest. i was in a situation like this some years ago where a drug bust was made by the drug squad unit which i knew nothing of but because i was in the company of one of the accused i was questioned. so sit down, have a bottle of lobiere water and chill. and let the PM answer for himself, something he hardly do.

  59. A Voice in the Wilderness
    October 8, 2015

    Thank you Lord that you see and know “EVERYTHING” – the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Lord when you speak on the matter, the TRUTH WILL BE TOLD. Amen.

    • jamesd
      October 8, 2015

      So basically we’ll never know the truth since this lord has been pretty much quiet ever since we developed technology that could actually record audio.

      • Poverty
        October 9, 2015

        HAhahahahahaha

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    • The Real Facts
      October 8, 2015

      You ensure that your heart and soul are right with the Lord. He knows you, who you are, what is in your mind and your lifestyle. God does not appreciate hypocrites.

  60. Doc. Love
    October 8, 2015

    Who is the Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skeritt or Tony Astaphan or do we have two Prime Ministers in Dominica. Please let the man answer for himself. The arrest of those gentlemen were made a few days ago, but the investigations must have started many years ago and are still continuing. A pastor started a political storm a few days ago when he said Roosevelt Skeritt is the best Prime Minister Dominica has seen so far, may be he should take his words back. What he should have said was that Roosevelt Skeritt / Tony Astaphan is the best Prime Minister Dominica has seen so far. :mrgreen:

  61. REAL!!!!
    October 8, 2015

    Senior Counsel you are not saying much of anything and we know why.

    If my memory serve me right your formal residence is in Miami on US soil……

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