Ruling DLP making Dominicans poorer says Linton

 

Linton said the DLP has been making Dominicans poorer

Leader of the Opposition, Lennox Linton, has said the ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) has been making Dominicans poorer over the past 18 years it has been in power.

 

He was responding to the National Budget in parliament on Thursday.

“For 18 long years, through budget after budget, this administration has spent more and more of the people’s money on making people poorer, destroying their quality of life and rendering them more and more incapable of making their own money, being their own people, taking care of their families and living lives of dignity,” he said. “Indeed, the most disgraceful performance record of this administration is the more money it receives to develop the country and help the people, the worse off the people become.”

He stated that over the years, his United Workers Party (UWP) has been calling out what he described as “the enduring obsession with the same old failed policies of exclusion, secrecy and petty political partisanship that have made a complete mockery of the parliamentary oversight responsibility for preparation of the national budget and the management of public finances.”

“We have asked for the involvement of the parliamentary opposition at stages in the budget preparation cycle where it can meaningfully contribute to the annual revenue and expenditure planning exercise,” Linton stated. “In 2015, in 2016, in 2017 the budget response of the parliamentary opposition went to great lengths to demonstrate why the budgets of those years and the budgets of the 15 previous years lacked credibility.”

He said the UWP has made that case the budgets presented by the DLP are not products of “an effectively anchored, bi-partisan parliamentary mechanism to decide on and fund the growth and development priorities of Dominica.”

“We advised against the dangers of driving Dominica Labour Party paramountcy to supersede the authority of our nation’s highest decisionmaking body, for partisan purposes like having parliament routinely rubber stamp approval of budgets that are not designed to (and therefore cannot) serve as tools to deliver the growth and development fundamentals of the Commonwealth of Dominica,” Linton stated. “For three straight years we have come to this parliament with constructive proposals for improving the budget formulation process.”

But according to Linton, the response by the DLP has been silence

“So, once again, for the fourth straight we present our recommendations on what needs to be done with a solemn commitment that budget process reforms will be done under the United Workers Party Team Dominica in the public interest of good, accountable government,” he stated.

Linton proposed the following recommendations:

I. We will present budget outlook and budget strategy papers for better public understanding of the fiscal strategy driving the revenue and expenditure allocations

II. We will enact Fiscal responsibility legislation establishing principles of responsible fiscal management and transparency.

III. We will Issue Medium Term Expenditure Framework guidelines

IV. We will use Sector Working Groups and Ministerial Public Expenditure reviews to bring together input from ministers, parliamentarians, public officials, the private sector, civil society organizations and private citizens

V. We will engage a Finance Committee of Parliament, the Budget Office and Sector Hearings to consider these contributions and transform them into action-oriented proposals for the betterment of Dominica

VI. We will engage an Estimates or Finance Committee of Parliament to review and approve the Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure

VII. We will restrict the use of contingency warrants used to authorize unbudgeted spending, and the include in the budget, a contingency reserve for unforeseen or emergency spending

VIII. We will improve the capital budgeting process with the introduction of performance budgeting across government by linking budget
allocations to economic and social priorities, and enacting results-based budgeting

IX. We will promote trust among citizens that government, is listening to and acting on their concerns, has a plan for achieving worthwhile objectives, and will use the available resources effectively, efficiently and in a sustainable manner.

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79 Comments

  1. Rhelly
    July 28, 2018

    Linton rich because he drawing a monthly salary to take real sot. How can u say Dominican hungry under skerrit. Why are u letting ur people benefit from the help skeoor giving. Share ur riches like skerro

    • Neville
      July 29, 2018

      The Red Clinic is about to be closed, so you and your fellow DLP supporters will go hungry if you have not got a job. You all will find out!!

  2. JAH KAL
    July 27, 2018

    Great responce Sir . The fools on the other side try their best to disturb you but they could’nt you were on the ball they must listen to clarity and truth . Skerit and his goons must go.

  3. Alicia Pinard
    July 27, 2018

    Because of Linton Maria hit DA. She was on a mission to irradicate UGLY.
    She was not sure where he was living and in which house so started oncovering roofs.
    It was hard for her to see such an UGLY creature exsisting.

    5 more years SKERRO. ???????????
    Workers????? Talk dem a Talk no action to back?????????????????

    • RandyX
      July 29, 2018

      How much has your political master payed you to write such utter nonsense? You have been told before that you can not be right in your head!

  4. Jonathan Y St Jean
    July 27, 2018

    Skerritt believes that once he can smile then that will fix all the ills which plague the country and solve the many challenges we have as a developing country. One would have thought that the juvenility found in youth would have propelled these supposedly educated young guys towards modernizing the country. Instead, Skerritt and his communist ideology cloaked in democracy didn’t work. Look at Venezuela and Cuba as countries which mirror Skerrit’s modus operandi and you will understand the wasted opportunity. We have had the most government ministers in the history of the country serving at the same time, the biggest civil service, the biggest budget and yet the country does not see any forward progress. This shows worst when we compare Dominica to other OECS countries. We are the poorest while constantly hemorrhaging peoply and talent. All we get is lies followed by more lies and empty promises and scandals which are sometimes international in scope. Nothing lasts forever

  5. My opinion NOT yours
    July 27, 2018

    Skerrite takes what he wants and Linton is in debt.
    One way or the other we are screwed.
    Both are bad news in my book.
    Just put Linton so he can chk his half of the population that did not benefited from The ruling party.

  6. Man bites dogs
    July 27, 2018

    Lennox Linton, Is a real prima donna and so are his bafoons supporters, Did anyone listen to all that crap and lies Linton was talking about this guy is a clown and joker using the parliament as a comedy show. And people voting for this guy my life this people are stupid or wicket!!!Did you know Linton has two parts of brain ‘left’s and ‘right ‘.In the left side, there’s nothing right. In the right side there’s nothing left. Good bye have a nice :lol:

  7. My little take
    July 27, 2018

    No matter how much a person hates uwp, deep inside they know for a fact that under Skerrit most Dominicans have gotten poorer. Not even a blind person or poto labourite can dispute that

  8. Sams
    July 27, 2018

    As far as I’m concern both dlp and uwp both need new leaders sick sick sick

  9. LifeandDeath
    July 27, 2018

    Linton is among the strongest and nearest to the top of the lot of Caribbean Opposition Leaders and he will make a great Prime Minister. With support from a competent team I think Dominica will see a new day for improved development and livelihoods.
    I can envision a more holistic and structured approach to governance with the UWP. If it turns out differently then Dominicans are within their constitutional rights to vote them out too.
    But is not like we’re left to guess what the incumbent DLP will do, we see what they have done and continue to do for 18 years.

  10. Zandoli
    July 27, 2018

    Linton
    Tell the people how YOU and UWP will make people’s lives better if they voted for you. Also, talk in a style of the average Dominican. Take that page out of Trump’s book.

  11. jamie
    July 27, 2018

    Dominicans have become lazy and Skerrit is using that daily to fool them,and all they do is beg people overseas,not me let them suck salt Lennox,How can a country ever move forward when all the citizens depend on government for every day means,Dominica is doomed,no way am coming back to this welfare dependant island.Waiting on you all backlash wish does not phase me,damn lazy people.

    • original Mahaut Man
      July 27, 2018

      We dont need people like you,stay where you are .JA.

  12. Man bites dogs
    July 27, 2018

    Come on Linton you can fool your Coonumunoos supporters with all your idiotic crap pathetic talking but you Will never fool the majority of voting public. And if you were prime minister at the time of hurricane Maria all now so we Dominicans would be drinking our coco tea and coffee with salt water rivers would turn into infested parasites waters, while you Linton would be wineing and dining with conmen and woman somewhere say Africa, or USA. Go Linton Go we don’t want to be hopeless Dominicans.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      July 27, 2018

      ” Coonumunoos  ”

      The language of  pessants! 

      You see what happens when one did not go school; they are illiterate, and shall forever remain  a  fool, who shall continue to make himself a fool, and at he same time cause intelligent people the world over reading DNO to ask who are those people, and what language do they speak?

      If we forget about the mutual insults we share, I must confess outside of that I feel very sorry for you; okay!

      I suggest if you live in England as you claim, perhaps you still have a chance to try and get some  form of elementary education, without returning to kindergarten. 

      You see in the United States, we can go to school at any age, and learn to read and write, I think they have the same system in England, utilize it man, and stop making yourself an idiot!

      ADMIN: Your quote: “You see this thing here: ”  Coonumunoos ”  there is no such word found in any dictionary, nor written language, or in any form of linguistics!”

      There is at least one creole (Kwéyòl) dictionary that contains the word Kounoumounou meaning fool. Spelling and usage may differ but Kwéyòl as a language is spoken throughout the Caribbean. link to dictionary: http://www.saintluciancreole.dbfrank.net/dictionary/KweyolDictionary.pdf

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        July 27, 2018

        Thanks Admin: but remember our patios, or Creole is not an international spoke, nor written language, so I guess it serves it purpose locally, but even at that Mr. Man Eat Dog cannot spell the word correctly eh!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

        Thanks for enlightening me in this respect.

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      • July 28, 2018

        I don’t think that Administrator was enlightening you –they would not waste their time to do that. But I think that they confounded you haughty attitude–like everyone is wrong and you are always right –as you think so.

        Even if a certain dialect is not an official language–like the term “Kounoumounou” we in Dominica, including Lennox, knows what “Man bites dogs” is saying, in that he/she was speaking to him.

        You write so much stupidity of your Wesley/Marigot dialect–not to mention how you simply write one word for another without correcting it–for example, did you not meant to write “peasant” instead of “pessant”? As far as I know, pessant is not a word. So right here, you are no better than the person you are trying to ridicule.

        What if we were to suggest that you back to school–that is if you have even been there before–to learn to speak and write proper English?

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  13. Made is China
    July 27, 2018

    I can see it now taxes will go up on every sector in order to balance this new budget, In return making DA citizens poorer. But no one is talking about Job Training programs that will provide a competent work force for the future.

  14. Laplaine Observer
    July 27, 2018

    I have asked many Laborrats supporters this question. “For the past 18 years can you say the quality of your life have improved?” I have not received a “YES” answer yet.

  15. July 27, 2018

    “political partisanship that have made a “complete mockery of the parliamentary” oversight responsibility”

    Mr. Linton Sir, I believe that the only mockery of Parliament is you being some kind of Opposition Leader there, in that no one knows what is your role–except your stupid, negative, and false lament against your own homeland and her people. Man, what kind of a leader are you?

    You know very well, as I know it, that you are not speaking the truth. We in Dominica are not rich people–I know that about my own people there. But the only ones who are thinking poverty and decline are those who have their minds grounded in your negative feeding

    You need to stop this kind of stupidity; it is like a destructive medication for our young generation, who will be our leaders of tomorrow; we cannot afford to ingest this rottenness. Gush man!

    • %
      July 27, 2018

      @lizforsatan. Relax my friend.Let the quintessential Patriot honourable Linton expose the ineptness,laziness and wickedness of this brutal Skerrit regime, and his band of MISLEADERS.He honourable Linton is doing a FANTASTIC job.
      Where The Wicked Rule The People Mourn!!!
      This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party!!!

    • MWEN
      July 27, 2018

      “We in Dominica are not Rich People-I know that about my people there.”
      What the heck are you talking about? Are you in DA or are you not!

      You are speaking Stupidity LIZ.
      Its because of some dominicans listen to people like you the gap between Dominica and the other islands continue to widen. Dominica move back while the other islands continue to move ahead.

      What a shame. Return home and try to live in the the shoes of the average Dominican and then comment. If not, be quiet.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        July 27, 2018

        Thank you she is nothing more than a pest, brainwashed by Roosevelt, and for a fact Petter.

        you know I introduced her to politics, she told me she hat: Anyway she was going to Dominica, and had an invitation to visit with Peter Karam, I had the same invitation too, Pedro even told us if we needed transportation to get around he would let us each use one of his cars for free.

        Well Elizabeth can’t drive, but I anticipate she would go to visit with karam, that stupid lady went Dominica, and by some means or the other go and get hooked up with Petter in la Plane cause she hear he is Education Minister, meanwhile Roosevelt passed through her village in the bush.

        She eat Petter food, by the time she got back to Canada, she was converted to Roosevelt doctrines, and all she do since is talk nonsense, cutting up people left right and center for Skerrit.

         I ask her why she did not to visit Karam: answer; ” busy.”

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      • July 28, 2018

        Fortunately, I have my own shoes, and when I return home I won’t need anything from the economy; so I won’t be walking in anybody’s shoes. In fact, I will be contributing to the economy you see!

        I have lived in Canada for twice the length of time that I lived in Dominica–Canada accepted me as her own for tens of years now, and I earned the help and support from them, through my work–regardless of whether I decide to stay here or return to Dominica

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      July 27, 2018

      Miss Elizabeth, remember I have a dark secret  holding over your head, and if you do not stop bothering Lennox; if you continue to say anything that you do not know about him: I the kid Francisco will talk eh; I will tell all, I will tell the whole story of what took place on one summer day in Canada eh!

      Watch it now; if you have forgotten, the Wesley kid shall never forget! Don’t let me talk Miss Elizabeth, don’t let me talk eh!

      If I talk will reveal (our big little secrete), so from here on you had better watch you mouth; what you say about Lennox, and what you write about him! 

      • ?????????
        July 27, 2018

        Francisco please leave Elizabeth alone. Now you want to threaten her with (our big little secrete), . Francisco when will you stop your nonesense? So now you want to tarnish the lady’s reputation. Read Numbers 13 and remember God will vindicate her.

        I will tell you one thing …. Whatever story you come up about Liz and summer time, I will not listen to you. You are always a rude and proud man which you need to rectify. God knows and sees all.. So if someone does not support your Lennox, then you want to fabricate, insult and chastise them. Boy grow up and do you know your intelligence now has gone to nought. Hatred has you turning into a monster.

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        July 27, 2018

        Am I responding to a human or an invisible idiot! I do not exists in the spiritual world with zombies, and the evil tools of Satan; creatures of the night out of the pit of hell fire.

        How can you talk about “God will vindicate her, when I have not yet disclosed anything  about the, ‘big little secret?’ How can you talk about my fabricating a story, or lie when I have not exposed the secret?

        How can you defend someone against something known only to Elizabeth and I? Your sentiments qualifies you as a fool! 

        Here is some thing to run with: I went into Elizabeth house, she coked for me and her, I eat all of her yellow yam, and fish and all the vegetables, I left just as much to feed a bird for half a day, when I was finished, I drank all her beer, when she looking for food and beer all done.

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

        You looking for news; you wont get it from the kid!

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      • Ibo France
        July 27, 2018

        I concur with you, Francisco, that Elizabeth, like Gary, is one of the most devoted and loyal foot soldiers of Skerrit. So much so that she will embarrass herself in an effort to sanitize his despicable statements and actions. However, refrain from threatening her, that’s so wrong. She has the right to make herself a pathetic idiot. She’s entitled to her own opinion. Peace!

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      • July 28, 2018

        Telemaque, you a damn nasty, wicked, and evil creature; you have nothing that is dark about me; whatever the summer you are referring to, it is all futility and fiction, you are such an unscrupulous individual–you are human!

        You need to stop with your Satanic bluff, with my name in it; Satan is a disgusting liar and he is your father. So go ahead and write your nasty lies about me, and you will have to answer to no one else, But God Himself, on my behalf. As I write it so shall it be done, in the name of Jesus?

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        July 29, 2018

        Mr Dog Man, I do not know where you are, but be it in Dominica or in England, you are hungry; without a dime in your pocket: And the reason is because the British government refused to issue anymore welfare cheque to you.  Right now your source of food is eating from trash compactors on the side of the streets.

         When you were getting the doll money you used it to run Dominica so that Roosevelt can feed you; he gave you  a two hundred dollar cheque in a brown envelope with his hand writing which reads ” from the prime minister” oui!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

        Now that Maria blow away his cash box, he does not have anything to give you and the other dependency’s: if you read everything DNO publish in regards to what Sir Knight Dr. Punjab said, you will read where he warn scums like you not to depend on him anymore!

        Where will a hungry dog like you get money to give Elizabeth to put me in jail?

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        July 29, 2018

        lbo, I am not threatening her; she knows what the kid is talking a about; and she knows fully well I will not hurt  her in anyway. However she is my friend, but she is just a little  too two-face!

        As long as she is supporting Roosevelt Skerrit, boy she is in a whole bunch of trouble with me.

        That “big little secrete” she knows what its all about. Compounding the big little secrete, she made me park at a place without getting me a permit, which she knows one needed to have in order to park in that spot; it cost me almost two hundred Canadian dollars.

        I told her already I will haunt her even into her grave to collect the few pence; she also pledge to destroy me also.

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

        Don’t worry about it, it will blow over until she say something about Lennox that I do not like again! 

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    • Man bites dogs
      July 27, 2018

      @ Elizabeth, don’t let that horrible dirty Basxxxd Francisco black mail you their is a law against that sort of dogs if you like i can give you the money to help put that nasty old man dirty Liar behind bars just asked i will be willing to help.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        July 29, 2018

        By the way Mr. Dog man I forgot to tell you, as a matter of fact; warn you don’t get between Elizabeth and my business!

        I do not think Elizabeth want any money from somebody who does not have a name.

        Now if Elizabeth have a need for money if she ever got to a point of a real need for money; all she has to do is call me by telephone, or E-mail me, and believe it or not I will give her money with no strings attached, and you will not hear about!

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      • July 30, 2018

        At an Bites dogs, thank you!

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  16. Roy Williams
    July 26, 2018

    Today, Hon Lennox Linton showed, he is a real leader. A man who knows what is it to be Prime Minister of Dominica. He was given less then twenty four hours for his response to the budget. Skeritt may have had months to prepare the budget with the aid of many public servants. At the end of Hon Lennox Linton’s brilliant response, you could not find a drop of sweat on his forehead, neither did he drink one glass of water, in comparison to the Prime Minister who drank no less then five glasses of water and had to wipe the sweat from his forehead on three occasions. Excellent job Hon Linton.

    • %
      July 27, 2018

      Agree 100%.
      Where The Wicked Rule The People Mourn
      This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party

  17. July 26, 2018

    But some one tell me where linton always go to hide when he hear a storm coming? I know is not marigot and he always come back well dress with some kind of disappointing news.

    • July 27, 2018

      Because he is not the prime misniste you dam …. you want him to face a problem that not he business ? You choose skerrit so let him deal with it as he is the one in. Charge . Been a opposition don’t mean he need to do skerrit job used you head damm ……

  18. Where's the hotel in Public Works area?
    July 26, 2018

    My fellow Dominican brothers and sisters, please take time to read the following. You all will see the corruption, crookedness and incompetent Skerritt DLP Gov’t.

    Skerritt told us that China was funding, in toto, the refurbishing of the PMH hospital, So will Skerritt tell us what is going on?

    Please READ for yourself.

    http://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/economy-development/pm-skerrit-inks-us300-million-deal-china/

    What about the hotel to be built where Public works Corp. has been operating from for years. Wasn’t that area sold to a Chinese millionaire/billionaire, NG Lap Seng? Was it he who was going to build that hotel there?

    Where is that $300 MILLION? Where are the projects

  19. Tobby
    July 26, 2018

    opposition is to oppose everything even though they knows to a fact that it is good. That is just the job of the opposition my friend. So do not be deterred by the opposition.

  20. Trying to help
    July 26, 2018

    BUT,are the people listening or are we still asleep ?

  21. Expat
    July 26, 2018

    Where in the world have you heard of an opposition spearheading a country’s budget and offering recommendations that should be implemented. Are you delusional Linton?

    • %
      July 26, 2018

      The word “involvement” said by honourable Linton ,is different from your lying word “spearheading”..Stop decieving people like Skerrit.
      Where The Wicked Rule The People Mourn!!!
      This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party!!!

      • Ibo France
        July 27, 2018

        %, this happens far too often. The brainwashed diehards of the DLP deliberately distort truth to confuse and mislead the public. Their comments and utterances are usually heavily tainted with ignorance, bias and distortion. They have mastered the art of deception. Truth telling is a difficult pill for them to swallow. I have to commend Mr. Linton for an outstanding presentation which was commonsensical, eloquent and very enlightening. Truth be told, I’m not aligned to any party but when this man speaks truth to power, he commands attention. Dominicans tend to think that once you criticize the government for their atrocious policies of division and destruction, you are automatically a supporter of an opposition party. A civic minded person can be a critic of the government’s misguided policies without being a supporter of any political party.

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    • My Take
      July 26, 2018

      Just shows you that the opposition are the ones really working

    • Neville
      July 27, 2018

      Expat, as most of your political friends, you are completely of your rocker. Thanks to people like you that corrupt PM has survived for so long.

    • Ray
      July 27, 2018

      Obviously you are one of those made poorer by the DLP.
      God bless Dominica, and those made poorer by a corrupt, lawless government

  22. Bring back the parrots
    July 26, 2018

    An audit needs to be conducted by the United Nations to determine what happened to the millions of dollars donated to Dominica over the years particularly after Hurricane Maria, who got the money. All that money could have re-built the island many times over. The money is missing in action. There has been no accounting. Foreign bank accounts should be checked to see if there have been any large deposits from Dominican politicians into their personal overseas account especially in Florida.

  23. mine
    July 26, 2018

    They are still owing on the airport loan uwp took from Trinidad and none was built so think of who made DA poor,

    • Wimama
      July 26, 2018

      Did you expect an airport to be built in a year? why did not the labour carry through with what was planned?

      • July 27, 2018

        Wimama and my talk, you are both practicing willful ignorance. What happened to the $140 million borrowed by the UWP government to build an airport. What did they use the money for? Is Dominica that wealthy that one government can take a loan of $140 million to build an airport, use it for other purposes and expect an incoming government to take a other loan to build this airport.

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    • My Take
      July 26, 2018

      You with your wilful ignorance made Dominica poor. Labour terminate the project and now allyuh crying uwp after 2 decades while the economy becomes even worse

    • Me
      July 27, 2018

      Correction, it is the government that is owing.

    • %
      July 27, 2018

      That’s exactly why DLP should go.They met something good in place, build on it and complete it.Now the national debt is approaching two billion dollars,and nothking on the ground to show.This DLP is worse than hurricane Maria.A gang of incompetent Misleaders I call them.Why you are not burrying your red head under the sand,I don’t know.
      Where The Wicked Rule The People Mourn!!!
      This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party!!!

  24. Trevo
    July 26, 2018

    Lennox continued his usual criticism of the government but his presentation lacked any ideas to take Dominica to recovery from the brutal ravaging that Dominica suffered under Hurricane Maria

    • Wimama
      July 26, 2018

      We tired try to build sky scrappers and do nothing to build the economy – jobs! a better standard of living for all not just party henchmen!. The rest of the Caribbean has left us behind 10 years!

    • My Take
      July 26, 2018

      If you don’t hear, you can never listen. Thats all I will say on that note

  25. Bouche Cabrit
    July 26, 2018

    Espwa Mal Par-Py

  26. Floridian Diaspora
    July 26, 2018

    Words of a wise man, Mr Linton is indeed the modern day king Solomon. The summary of what the Dominica lazy party has been doing for the past 18 years is that they want to control the population for votes. They take away your freedom, democracy, and independence by not creating any jobs which forces these stupid laborats to be dependent on them for a rare stipend, rotten plywood, and a few sheets of galvanize not forgetting those dazzling reflective gold plated toilets he blessed us with so that we could all sh.. in peace and harmony. To think of how any sensible human being can sell themselves so short is beyond me. What kind of cheap barging is that? It’s like these laborats are a population of prostitutes and Skeritt keeps on pumping them election in election out

    • My Take
      July 26, 2018

      Laborats will dislike your comment but you are so on point it hurts. Dominicas failure is practically imminent now unless we vote out that rubbish party

    • Man bites dogs
      July 27, 2018

      @ Die-as-poor, As soon as you like many others of workers idiotic supporters posted rubbish on Dno we don’t read it but gives a thumbs down. Keep on posting crap no one is reading, no one is listening to you Baboons ?

      • Floridian Diaspora
        July 27, 2018

        You wish that no one is reading but as you can see there are more thumbs up than thumbs down so at least some smart people are reading contrary to what you think. Run back to your cage for your bone you four legged beast

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  27. Nana-Lain
    July 26, 2018

    I would one day like to see Lennox Linton win election for once Dear Lord. For this man has been fighting for that power for many years but still has not accomplished his goal. Before his entire head is covered in grey hairs and his eyesight can no longer be viable for it’s purpose AND before he gets a heart attack on my account please please please just let him win. And, people will see what kind of leader he is.
    LOOK A MAN WHO IS POWER HUNGRY EH

  28. Red Blues
    July 26, 2018

    Well if this isn’t the kettle calling the pot black. I am just so tired of the options we have to vote for in Dominica. We need new leadership on both sides.

    • Wimama
      July 26, 2018

      @ Red Blues You starting to see the truth but cannot this wicked Labour party

    • My Take
      July 26, 2018

      Nope just skerro. Matter of fact, the whole DLP can change, or just retire from politics and ruining Dominica further

    • SD
      July 27, 2018

      No. You need new voters. Voters actually voted based on policy andr actually followed politics regularly including international affairs, then some may have a better understanding. Far too many vote/complain/probergate based purely on party colour and not on any actual policy or policies. The Dominican people need to be more politically intelligent and less political. We talk too much about the leases of the party and hold none of Parl Reps, village council leaders, the community leaders, the department ministers to account. It’s all on the head of a leader. Yet we bemoan the lack of democracy. What we are asking for seems more like dictatorship or kingship where all works and deeds are the making of one man. So if it’s democracy that we say we want, then let’s first understand that No Where in the World can one man alone govern. Neither Skerrit or Linton can turn Dominca around by themselves.

  29. Me
    July 26, 2018

    And the proof of the pudding is in the eating. While a small minority enjoy the proverbial plum pudding the majority of our people have descended to meagre gruel. This must change.

  30. Ibo France
    July 26, 2018

    I have no choice but to commend Mr. Linton for his sterling budget presentation. It was of superlative quality in delivery and substance. His proposed recommendations are all sensible and practical, I particularly like #4. If a leader genuinely wants the best for his country, he would be most inclusive, especially when it pertains to the budget. The opposition members of parliament have good ideas too. Both the ruling and the opposition members of parliament should share ideas for the betterment of the country. Skerrit’s stubborn and obdurate refusal to engage the opposition members of parliament in meaningful pre-budgetary discussions is ample proof of a rogue. He has stuck steadfastly to his antiquated politics which is to exclude, victimize, curse, humiliate, deprive and crush citizens you deem to be your enemy.

  31. %
    July 26, 2018

    LLL,Leader Lennox Linton,the quintessential Patriot, the SOON TO BE Prime Minister,Dominica Most Honest politician,my role model, the man with the gravitas to lead.You are so correct.This Skerrit bunch of MISLEADERS are not people centered, but pocket centered.In fact the poverty rate has not been given to us for years now.The worst thing Dominicans did was to have such a man with so many deficiencies as leader: he is an inarticulate ,he does not understand his role as PM,he thinks that he is Dominica only eternsl leader,he manages badly,keeps the poor in poverty,deceptive,etc
    Those Misleaders have gotten 10 or 20 times more money than all past administration s combined,but you see NOTHING to show for that…Where has Dominica’s money gone to?.You all won’t answer now,but you all SHALL answer. Set of evil leaders trying to use food and building materials for political loyalty.This is criminal behaviour!
    Where The Wicked Rule The People Mourn!!!
    This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party!

  32. Bro
    July 26, 2018

    Why does LL keep chatting up nonsense that the common man can’t relate to?

    So you want to increase the bureaucracy in gov’t to make a so called prefect budget, when every year there are several unknowns which can occur. Man what are your plans for the country, alleviating poverty, job growth and the like? Any fool can point out a problem, only leaders can workout the solution- what have you been doing? The problem is with the economy but you coming with committee this and that. Boi people die have time for that! Is like when u keep moaning about election reform, can you win an election when your goals and obbessions can’t resonate with the little man? You know how easy it is for Skerrit to make you look like a joke, all he have to do is pass a law you must have at least a High School education to contest election. Image a PM repping his country without high school diploma in this day and age, you have no pride? Resign for the good of the country.

    • %
      July 27, 2018

      You must not blame your deficiencies in reading on honourable Linton.Did you read the UWP manifesto of 2014? If you didn’t, get hold of one.Have you ever asked about which development plan this corrupt DLP is operating on? They don’t have one.And please buy newspapers and read,so you won’t ask stupid questions.
      Where The Wicked Rule The People Mourn
      This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party

    • Me
      July 29, 2018

      Don’t blame mr. Linton for being dim.

  33. Peterson
    July 26, 2018

    Hon Linton

    you missed one more proposal
    X. We will vote out the DLP

    my fingers got numb and my whole body shivered when I read this headline, knowing that this is the very thing that I have been telling persons, and now to hear it echo in the mouth of the Leader.
    NEP – No Empowered People (Notes to Employees in the Private sector)- paying cash to employees who work privately is the most insane thing I have yet to imagine; a tactic that is in fact helping to get persons to depend on the Government and cause the country to become like a dictatorship country.
    This program may seem good, but where is the government getting the money to support the whole of the country’s population. It is no doubt that persons remain poor, unable to work for themselves and be forced to live under the handouts of a government.

  34. nng1332
    July 26, 2018

    Stop stress yourself Lennox. As far as I can see we Dominicans happy with the current situation.

    • My Take
      July 26, 2018

      The Dominicans that skerro fly in to buy elections*

      Fixed.

  35. July 26, 2018

    And that’s a fact, cannot be disputed :-D

  36. quiet
    July 26, 2018

    First sensible thing i have read in a while.

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