UWP senator accuses gov’t of incompetence after Erika

Baptiste said the government has accelerated the country's problems
Baptiste said the government has accelerated the country’s problems

United Workers Party (UWP) Senator, Isaac Baptiste, has said Tropical Storm Erika severely devastated the island on August 27 because it was a natural disaster, but the “incompetence” of the Dominica Labour Party government has accelerated the problems the country currently faces.

Baptiste made that statement while addressing a Diaspora meeting held at the Prevost Cinemall in Roseau on Thursday.

According to him, unless the government changes its ways the country will continue to be faced with problems.

“The problems we are facing here, yes the natural disaster caused it, but to a great extent the incompetence of this government created the problem also largely…,” he said. “What we need is competent people running the administration and running the government of the day.”

He said land use planning issues, infrastructure and housing issues had to be addressed before the storm “and to show that the problems we are facing here did not arise as a result of Tropical Storm Erika it was existing and many of the problems were raised as a result of poor planning, bad decision making, incompetence of this present administration.”

He accused the government of not being serious when it comes to the proper management of the environment.

“Therefore even before Erika, two consecutive years we had natural disasters, we had the trough situation that affected badly the Mahaut area, we had another situation that affected the southern area… and now we have Erika,” Baptiste stated.

He noted further that when examined in terms of proper management of the environment, “the government is missing in action.”

“When you look at the damage to our bridges, our roads and so forth and you put into perspective the weakness and incompetence of the government in terms of administering the land use process you ask yourself, are they really ready? Do they have the ability to manage and supervise the reconstruction programme to the tune of $800-million which is what is estimated and will be required to reinstate our roads, bridges and so forth?” he queried.

Linton said Dominica is in a state of crisis
Linton said Dominica is in a state of crisis

Meantime, UWP Leader Lennox Linton said the state of the nation is one of crisis.

“Crisis because all of the key indicators of performance, whether you are talking about our social services in terms of healthcare and education, the indicators are pointing the wrong direction…” he remarked. “When we talk about the state of the nation in October 2015 we speak regrettably about a nation that is lacking the leadership potential that it deserves.”

Linton noted that has been going on for quite some time.

“Regrettably the people of Dominica seem powerless or incapable of doing anything about it,” he said.

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  1. Just saying
    November 2, 2015

    These few words by Mr. Baptiste and Mr. Linton has no substance. Give us examples of what you are talking about and what could be done differently. come on and tell us, otherwise anyone could make these remarks but if you can provide the evidence and the alternatives than we would get somewhere. smh

  2. Bon Dieu
    October 30, 2015

    The people don’t need UWP to tell them how ineffective this leadership is and has been. When citizens speak of the gross mismanagement across the country, they are threatened, bribed, or ridiculed. But the very same Labor ministers are telling on each other:

    When the cruise ship tourists reported Dominica was last in almost every tourism category when compared to regional peers, the tourism minister says “yeah we already knew that”.

    Now that PMH has come under excessive scrutiny, we are told “the medical professionals act was hanging around various offices”

    When raising age of consent seemed to go nowhere, Blackmoore said he don’t know where the petition given to the PM was; it must have plum disappeared!

    When Delices people start shouting SOS free us from the cage, suddenly minister of education telling us minister of public works not doing his job!

    And minister of education tells on his self, smoking out teachers rather than developing them!

    October 30, 2015

    The only thing I see UWP is causing is DISCORD and DISUNITY among Dominicans. What about the two parties coming together putting all differences aside and work for the betterment of Dominica. I am also seeking help from Dominicans in the diaspora to create an account to pledge annual funds to Dominica and to direct our expertise to lift our country.

    We tend to look at politics everyday blaming Skerritt, Blaming UWP and everyone else. Why can’t we come together? I thought ERIKA was doing just that. It takes time to assess all these damages. GOD BLESS DOMINICA.

    • Bon Dieu
      October 30, 2015

      We can’t come together because we elected to live in a multi-party democracy, where the role of the official parliamentary opposition is to highlight the shortcomings and failures of the ruling party. This is one of the few areas of accountability left in the country. If you loved your country you would listen to what these folks are saying and demand better of those in power.

      If the two parties were to come together, where would that leave citizens? You think we would actually be better off??? No my friend, we would then be blinded to all the theft, negligence, and victimization that is taking place in the country. We would continue living in one of the worst performing islands in the region, without any clue as to why that is. At least right now we can see clearly it is because of the corruption, incompetence, and mismanagement taking place by the ruling party.

  4. MY 2cents
    October 30, 2015

    Mister have guts wee. For him to explain why he try and steal 91 ctn of water and weeks later still did not want to give it up. He talking about Labor party

      November 1, 2015

      I hope you doh have money like cucum….

  5. joe hy
    October 30, 2015

    If the damages to dominica by erica is the incompetent planning by this government,what he is saying that planning started in 2000 thousand when the dlp came into power.so what was he doing as head of planing devision long before the dlp came into government,eating tax payers money.why did he not advise uwp not to build the petit savanne ,délices link road,when british geo technicians and engineers advice the uwp not to build this road,why did he not advise sam raphael not to build jungle ba pon the back side of petit savanne.he as a top planner in the country knows that petit savanne region is one of the most unstable areas in Dominica suseptibale to earth movements (land slides).

  6. Preacher
    October 30, 2015

    It the same few UWP idiots that is opening their mouth every on DNO
    Majority of Dominica’s are happy with the performance of the government
    Beware Labour will be there for a long time

    • Bon Dieu
      October 30, 2015

      They are happy with the deaths at PMH? Is that what you are hearing?
      They are happy with the high rate of sexual abuse?
      They are happy with the state of tourism?
      They are happy with $1.3 Billion in debt?
      They are happy with being told they’ll be “smoked out of holes” and held accountable for every action when there manager’s walk with impunity?

      Let’s get real. ALL Dominicans are dissatisfied, half of laborites are hoping their silence will get them some perks, the other half are afraid to be victimized!

  7. Skeptical - I am
    October 30, 2015

    UWP’s statement of a claim Dominica is in “crisis because all of the key indicators of performance, whether you are talking about our social services in terms of healthcare and education, the indicators are pointing the wrong direction… when we talk about the state of the nation in October 2015 we speak regrettably about a nation that is lacking the leadership potential that it deserves” is such general horse shit. Please – we are not dumb – prosecute your claims with specificity and peculiarity to the facts. The Court has already told us you don’t investigate – you just lied that you did … call me skeptical.

  8. Caretaker
    October 30, 2015

    If you stick to the point you will come to a better conclusion. There were no Ericka in Dominica, it was created self destruction. There was no wind. Try to understand. Only two things man cannot control .One is the almighty God, and the other is the Wind. There are three hundred and 65 Rivers and if you don’t control them they will control you.maintenance,maintenance and maintenance. Ericka just exposed the people in power. Again I say, notice the diversion in the town and yet no work is taking place, that means some outside company is taking over.Mr.. Lin!,labor run out of ideas, be firm you are coming in, come what may. Remember the date. Just keep your cool.

  9. Massacre
    October 30, 2015

    It is so easy to fool one of us. For example, the couple was talking against the DLP the other day, when one minister heard about it, he went to them and said, ” I will send 2 of your kids to study overseas if you come on our side and stop criticizing DLP.” Right away they forgot all the bad DLP was doing and aligned themselves with the DLP!
    My point is that the parents did not take their own kids long term future into consideration, because they did not realize that the DLP is not creating any jobs in Da for the courses that their kids went to study for.
    This is what Dominicans have look at, don’t cut your nose to spite your face.

  10. Real Stuff
    October 30, 2015

    There is no water in Colihaut and Bioche, no passage to Delices and so many roads and bridges are yet to be looked at much less to be worked on and yet some people are still giving Mr. Baptiste a hard time for his honest words? Ministers themselves are saying that they are fed-up with the slow pace.
    When will we Dominicans put petty politics aside and face the truth? I know that most of us voted for DLP , but e have to come to terms with their lack of ideas on how to develop the country.
    Thus far we have received more than US$10. million and you mean to tell me the DLP can’t activate emergency mode to have things seemingly back to normal in the affected areas?
    Dominicans it is time to take your country back !

  11. October 30, 2015

    Regrettably the people of Dominica seem powerless or incapable of doing anything about it,” he said<<<News Article

    Lennox Linton, when are you people going to stop with doom and gloom against our Dominica. You continue to sound like a broken record–it is sickening!

    You need to stop, to reminisce, to come to terms with the fact that you are a "leader" of the
    "minority" ; and if you want to be that of the "majority", you need to lay out your card with a much, stronger and positive hand; instead of that weak, negative, and futile hand, which you present to us (the majority) on a day to day basis.

    And that problem is not about you alone, in that group of yours; just read that essence–less presentation of what's his name above yours–how can we choose men like you and yours to replace our leaders of today?

    This cannot, cannot, happen now; perhaps not even 5 years from now.

    October 30, 2015

    It\’s a Fact! Any dummy can see how badly this Crisis was Mishandled. if anyone disputes the fact, then they are Enablers and Co-Conspirators! And seriously need their heads examined.

      November 1, 2015

      imagine not even a dummy, any dead creature can see it. skerrit priority is to be involved in the sale of passports and touring the world…

    • Emile Zapatos
      November 1, 2015

      Dude the Erica crisis is not over, not by a long shot. So how can it be mismanaged.

  13. Cyrique
    October 30, 2015

    Such manure coming from the mouth of a Senator. Does Mr Baptist realise that DNO is read worldwide??? He should think before he click!! I’m sure that many people were confused when the started reading his statement. It just doesn’t make sense. Thank God UWP is NOT in Government. With him and Linton Dominica would be a laughing stalk! So he blames the Government for TS Erika & thinks that UWP can do better – Senator some things are just NOT funny. This Government has a mandate from the people of Dominica so step back & let them govern !!!

  14. The Real Facts
    October 30, 2015

    Always criticizing and blaming the government. Some people must find something to talk about to show they are working. You can’t keep quiet I suppose.
    Imagine yourself in the government’s situation. If UWP were in power, how would you handle it? This is left to be seen since you are not the government.

  15. Governance
    October 29, 2015

    Yes, the Government has done little or anything about land Use. Mr Baptiste must also be fair and state the UWP Government did nothing about the situation either. Remember, the project to dig up Pond Casse? The UWP Govt was stopped in its tracts. Tell me what the UWP Govt did regards the environment and land use policies.

    It is not about critising. Be fair. Mr Baptiste did not mention one proposal based on DNO’s reporting. If he did, then DNO should so report so I can be fair to the man.

  16. I Don't Know Where I Am
    October 29, 2015

    Dedicated to Skerrit and laborites because not even Skerrit knows where he is

    I don’t know where I am
    I don’t know where I am going to
    No one’ll let me know that I always wanted to know

    I don’t know who I am
    I don’t know who I am singing for
    Maybe nothing it is even not for myself

    So Never stopped
    I have never dropped
    So reckless, I left countless wound of helpless

    I don’t know where I am
    I don’t know where I am going to
    And I don’t care
    Truth I always wanted to get

    No one’s here
    There’s no light to cheer

    I must be dead, there’s no hesitation about it

    Live or Die is not reason why
    Now finally, I realized we’re not alone

    When I will wake up tomorrow
    There’ll be new way of joy and sorrow
    A future right away (turns to a past)
    I can’t see what it going on now

    When I wake up tomorrow
    I’ll make my thoughts bit more grow
    Now I can’t find what I’m looking for
    And it seems to be what we all want for no

  17. Tarzan
    October 29, 2015

    The government cause Erika, Jacko.

  18. Expired cabinet tablets
    October 29, 2015

    O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth…Gal. 3:1

    I would like to subtract the word “Galatians” and insert Dominica here. O FOOLISH Dominicans, who have bewitched you, that you should not obey the truth? Why are Dominicans so foolish?

    I agree 100% with Mr. Baptist, except that there is too much talk and not enough action. This DLP administration is expired and we need to save our country ASAP. I mean Skerrit left the country on the 15th of October and said he would be out for ten days. Four days later and no one knows where he is while our island is in serious turmoil, some cause by Erika, most caused by the DLP, and on top of that, the man we hired to lead us out, has the national, regional, and international press questioning his actions and the involvement of Dominica in the corruption and bribery of arrests of NG, Ashe, Lorenzo, who were all in party mood with Skerrit two days before Erika destroyed us. It’s time to get serious

  19. Francisco Telemaque
    October 29, 2015

    Lennox, unless there are people in Dominica who does not have any commonsense; everyone by I believe recognized that our nation is in serious crisis, has been that way for a very long, long time! It is not that the powerless, or incapable of resolving such issue, all they have to is vote Skerrit out. Near election time they go on a hype, talking as if they are going to end Skerrit’s rein.

    The problem is greed for freeness: Skerrit has the nation wrapped around his fingers, so weeks prior to the election, he gives free house, free building materials, money and food to those who mesmerized by his kool-ade laced with decit!

    He and his people are so cunning, they keep people dangling in such a way that they must return him to power. What they assuming one wish to build a house, last election he gave some of them the nails, in five years, they get the plywood, the next five years they get the galvanized, that’s the way he hooks the idiots. They can rid themselves of Skerrit, our…

    • Mahaut
      October 30, 2015

      Put something constructive on there, even if it is Criticism, instead of playing party politics. I ASSUME that you are an educated person. Instead of coming on this platform and letting people know how much you hate the Labor party, and fellow Dominicans. Come on here and type something constructive that we can learn from. Instead, you sound worst than those people you saying that don’t have commonsense.

      Great Minds discuss ideas,
      Average minds discuss events
      “Small minds discuss people” – This is where you currently fit

    • Emile Zapatos
      November 1, 2015

      So you are saying that Skerrit and the DLP know how to win elections. They are better stratagists. Cunning. Thanks for the information. I know you have doctorates in everything just like La Lie your master.

  20. October 29, 2015

    Its not only after Erika, but long before Erika :-D Erika just showed the cracks in their lies :lol:

  21. MIA
    October 29, 2015

    You all ran Dominica already and the same things you all are blaming the present government could/should been started in you all time…. moving forward let us work together as one people/nation so we can move the country forward……………..Mr. Baptiste what are you all doing is dividing the country while its moving forward, work and motivate the country better than you are doing now so when or if your party win some day in the future I do hope that all you do a better job………….. Mr. Baptiste I do wish your party all the best and I think that you all can do better than that……………..God Blessings to the people that leave and listen to you all………………………..

    • Grandbay
      October 30, 2015

      Four years was not enough time to turn things around.
      Whereas DLP has been there for 15 years and nothing of significance has been done.
      They kill the agriculture industry and can’t even start the tourism industry which was supposed to replace it. So this is due to “incompetence.”

      • MIA
        October 31, 2015

        Grandbay no disrespect but you need to do some more research on your posting, you said the government have not done anything in 15 years!!!!!! that’s a real poor statement by you my friend first of all am not support any of those parties but give jack its jacket ( that’s the best Dominica has been )>>>>>

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  22. 4-cars
    October 29, 2015

    The same way you all use to say “DADDY CHAVEZ,” Now you in crisis you’ll have to beg DADDY SCARE-IT.

  23. 4-cars
    October 29, 2015

    All you in “crisis?” :lol: :lol: :lol: Will be this way for a long time. Not all you self that vote them in? What crisis? Well cry nuh! All you think this dictator joking? He is a JOKER but he not joking. He got Dominica just where he wanted it. On its knees. :twisted: :twisted:

    • The Real Facts
      October 30, 2015

      Take a picture of Dominicans on their knees, including yourself and post it on DNO so we could see what you stated, to prove you are correct, that you are not exaggerating and blowing the situation out of proportion. Nothing new here where non-supporters are concerned.

  24. Bagaila Bande
    October 29, 2015

    So where was Baptiste over the last 15 years? Guess he was in the land of ripening seeds then, until he had to come home to roost but finds it’s not what he was hoping for. He is not a member of the governing party so everything looks upside down for him. Sorry partner, better luck next time!

    • Ma
      October 30, 2015

      in case you doh understand – Baptiste Doh need to be in politics. What he is highlighting is what is happening and the truth.you are so dumb to only see things one way while the country is going to hell. Just for once see things what they are – the truth. But we know it is not health to argue with foolish people

  25. Caretaker
    October 29, 2015

    We tend to agree with the senator by a wide margine,see and read about large sum of money coming into the Country and yet no work appeared to be taking place. The people who are capable of handling the money is sideline with those less competent is on DBS SELLING THE ILLERTERATES.witness the diversion in Roseau yet you see no work is being done.Talk,talk,and talk but no action. We should have been more advance with repairs by now yet we are at a stand still. We are not reading from news papers we can see for ourselves. Get the people back who are adequately trained to do the task and favoritism comes later. Top on the a gender is cabinet reshuffle

    • The Real Facts
      October 30, 2015

      It is easy to agree while you are sitting back and not assisting. This is what is called a leisure life and doing nothing for the good of the country.

  26. forreal
    October 29, 2015

    good Dominicans,remove the labour government from office,put UWP in control,that is what they are saying,they can do a better job,on one hand according to this ,erika was a natural,on the other hand blame the government wow seriously,this the level of education these guys in the UWP hold,this man sound just like pappy Baptist,what a waste of a vote

  27. Channel 1
    October 29, 2015

    Aye DNO, is it true that this absolutely waste of time Labour party government is now into its FINAL ‘few’ days in office?

  28. Passing cloud
    October 29, 2015

    Accusing this government of “Incompetence” is an understatement. To me this word is too inoffensive, like when you want to speak the truth but does not want to offend people. It does not describe the truth as it appears on the ground. A much better word would be “lunatic”

    There is not one honest Dominican that does not know this government is incompetent. No, not one! Before TS Erika we all knew Dominica was just a good crisis away to expose us. Unfortunately we got a disaster created by Erika. In fact when one looks at the slate of candidates that went up for the DLP it was no secret that they did not have too many competent candidates. Our problem was further exposed when Skerrit named his 18 ministers and apart from Dr. Daroux, who is minister of health, not one of them was competent in the portfolio they lead. Not even Skerrit as PM and Finance minister.

    Right now Dominica is in very serious trouble, not only because of Erika, but the state of mind of the PM,after the…

  29. Tjebe Fort
    October 29, 2015

    Incompetence and nepotism. Like your tie bro.! You looking very smart and professional.

  30. Big R
    October 29, 2015

    Power hunger. While we out there begging people to help us, you guys at home fighting each other. C’mon put this crap aside and let’s rebuild or country.

    • Helas!
      October 30, 2015

      Come and play your part, who is in the kitchen feel the heat!

    • Possie
      October 30, 2015

      Why should we be begging when just last year your leader said that we are doing much better financially than most Caribbean countries, so why beg now? You have such short memory , that’s why Skerit and his bunch are fooling you all so much .

        November 1, 2015

        imagine de man spend 32 million in 30 days to win an election and one month later they cannot pay not even a few public works workers

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  31. Da
    October 29, 2015

    I don’t know how Mr Linton is thinking. Things don’t happen over night. There must be a plan in everything that you do. The Government is not spontaneous like you. UWP just want to come in power for their pockets. They will never run this country.

  32. indira Ghandi
    October 29, 2015

    Mr Baptist, from my heart i wish you well.
    Unfortunately the people of Castle bruce for so e reason seem not to like progressive people.
    They seem not to support peop,e whom you can look up to and say, i am proud of how he has progressed.
    They seem rather to lime those who seem to be ke sera sera.
    Do you remember they were proud to select Rome instead of Jno Finn (phd) ?
    Be strong and do your best.
    I suggest that you run some educational classez for adults or from high school age to educate the people politicall.
    Let them know about world issues and world matters.
    View with them the political debates that are taking place in the U Sand hold discussions. Let them ask questionss and discuss.G ood luck.

    • Shameless
      October 30, 2015

      You are soooooo correct. It beats me to think that the wise men came from the east yet C/Bruce people would vote Rome and John-dont-know instead of Jno.Finn and Baptiste respectively. Looks like they just love misery and incompetent representation. That is the very reason why the village is stuck in neutral. That village was the bread basket of the east. Kalinago people and surrounding villages use to mistake C/Bruce for Roseau (the capital). That village was so productive yet it is now one of the least productive in Dominica today. What happened? Please don’t tell me is Erika again! Wake up C/Bruce, wake up and smell the coffee before its too late! 8) 8)

      Assertive, Never Ever Aggressive! :twisted: :twisted:

      • Ma
        October 30, 2015

        I am from Castle Bruce and i have to agree with you. It iis so sad when i hear of the foolish argument to discredit intelligent people like Baptiste. There are too many vision- less people left in Castle Bruce, who are confident of seeing perfectly.

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  33. Erasmus B. Black
    October 29, 2015

    What did we expect with a Cult of Personality anyway? And an inner circle consisting of a coterie of well paid and loyal ladies, a handful of arrogant and clueless men who concern themselves with pettiness, drama, and hero worship? The chickens may well be coming home to roost but the saddest part is that they will continue to use Erica to explain their ineptitude for years to come .

  34. October 29, 2015

    HE say, She say. If i did not better, I would say God help us??????

  35. Francisco Telemaque
    October 29, 2015

    “Tropical Storm Erika it was existing and many of the problems were raised as a result of poor planning, bad decision making, incompetence of this present administration

    Sometimes, it may benefit some people if they write there opinions, read it more than once, to see if it makes sense. The quote above makes absolutely no sense coming from someone supposedly a Senator. You are talking nonsense by saying “Tropical Storm Erika was existing. That imply’s it was there all along even prior to the destruction of the country.

    The way you are talking is as if someone knew there was a potential for disaster, and the administration was incompetent in making proper reservation to receive the storm. We know that Skerrit and his government are a bunch of waste of time incompetent people, but I believe the way you are talking this time is un-called-for. If you wish for your opinions to be regarded, make sense!

    • October 30, 2015

      I am responding to this comment here, because I am also your victim, those of us you claim to be under you, in intelligence and academic education–except that we know better and you show it to us everyday.

      Here is what Baptiste said: “He said land use planning issues— did not arise as a result of Tropical Storm Erika; it was existing and many of the problems were raised as a result of poor planning—”

      There should be a semi-colon after Erika–which I added–, and the sentence that follows is poorly written, but an intelligent and academically educated person would be able to read and understand the message.

      Instead you are loudly claiming that the man said Storm Erick was in existence, all along–who would be so foolish to say a thing like that–except you of course!

      It is you who need to read what is written 2 or 3 times to understand the contents. Stop plastering people with your insulting terms, when you are everyone of those plasters

      • Francisco Telemaque
        October 30, 2015

        “Tropical Storm Erika it was existing and many of the problems were raised as a result of poor planning, bad decision making, incompetence of this present administration.”

        Since you are a twelve year old teacher, you should know but how am I to know when I never taught school at twelve. At twelve years old I was still breastfeeding!

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    • Emile Zapatos
      November 1, 2015

      Wow, once again Mr Telemaque is giving people their opinion. Good job Sir. Keep up the good work.

      • Francisco Telemaque
        November 1, 2015

        Zapatos boy, I give you a hard to too; but Elizabeth, slugs me every time she gets the opportunity, which cause me to fight back.

        Sparrow sang a song the chorus goes like this “Fight Back……………..”

        That little yellow bird twelve year old teacher promised to haunt me into my grave, so I guess even in my grave I will have to defend against her. Last time I was coming back to Los Angles from Canada where i eat her food, and drank her beer, at about three in the morning I ran into a Deer: I got suspicious she put something in either the beer or de food to work obeah on I kid eh!

        I had not told her about that to this day eh, caus I doh want her to know how good a obeah woman she is man!


        You know how Dominica woman like to work obeah man; I think she working obeah on I boy oui!

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  36. Anonymous
    October 29, 2015

    No matter which side of the fence you are on, I think it is long overdue for parliamentarians to address the issue of low productivity. I am speaking purely from a lay man s standpoint as I have no background in economics and politics. Every time I hear politicians from either side talk about who is competent and who is not I wonder. It s time now to address your constituents all 21 of you and speak to the issue of people who want to work for a few hours yet expect the economy to be booming. When you have your constituentts understand this concept you will have no problem convincing them who is competent or in competent in government.

  37. October 29, 2015

    Lord have mercy, they are at it…again!!!! When will the Uneducated Wicked People realize and acknowledge that they are a minority in Dominica and, in most circles, are considered trouble-makers and traitors to their Country? Every patriotic Dominican at home and abroad has seen the great works and tireless efforts of this Blessed Dominica Labour Party Administration, spearheaded and led by none other than the charismatic, compassionate and Christ-like Supreme Leader, the right and honourable Dr. Roosevelt M. Skerrit. Dominicans in the Diaspora do not want to hear these negative comments about their most revered and beloved Prime Minister and his cabinet of capable and highly educated Ministers. Do remember that Dominicans abroad came home in droves to ensure that the blessed Dominica Labour Party remain in power and, for sure, will not hesitate to do so again in 2019-2020. The mere fact alone that the “Novice” reportedly admitted that UWP is powerless and incapable is proof.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      October 29, 2015

      Guy, I do not know you but I believe I am beginning to dislike you!


      For this simply reason ” you too fool, eh” and that is straight out of the red clay mud in the village of Wesley in which I walked as a kid! You are so stupid you have decided to segregate the country, just because Skerrit won the election for the past fifteen years, that is not an indication that puppets like you and him are some majority.

      His winning spree is not because he is accomplishing much for the nation, he won the last two elections by questionable means. It is illegal to bribe people to vote.

      It is illegal to import expatriates who has been out of Dominica for all like sixty years, getting a free ride home simply to help reelect that Mountain Chicken Crapo Mentality boy Skerrit. Both of you are two yellow big Butt Crapo, Dominica can do without eh! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaah! You old crapo!

      • Emile Zapatos
        November 1, 2015

        Wow Telemaque to the rescue calling names and giving people their opinion again. He may be a young crapo with doctorate in everything like his master and hero Dr La Lie (L L ).

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  38. Concerned
    October 29, 2015

    Linton, Dominicans are not powerless, they are afraid, stupid, dumb-founded and enamored by their PM to care about themselves and their children’s future to change. Alas, business is soooooooooo slow that I now have to seek emplpyment overseas.
    Salaries in this country are the lowest in the entire Caribbean region. The standard of living is at the lowest I have ever witnessed with all my years living on island. All sectors are at a stand-still. The banana industry is completely ignored, Tourism is being severely mismanaged, no fault of Mr. Tonge (I think he was set up to fail). The hospital is now offering the lowest standard of service ever, and well we get promises of new hotels aynd villas to come which never materializes.
    There is no accountability and transparency is just non-existent. I have had enough. Linton you are just crying in the wilderness for a people who put a Man above their needs. I love Dominica, but now I JUST HAVE TO GO. I HAD ENOUGH> GOODBYE DCA.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      October 29, 2015

      “Mr. Tonge (I think he was set up to fail).”

      No, no, no; donot make any excuses for that man, they are all in that mess together, he knew what he was getting involved into when they all were involved in lying to the people, and giving them money and free food to get voted for.

      Those who became ministers without being on the ballet are given ministries for the dirty work they did to help win the election.

      Within five years, all of them will have a house valued at more than a million dollars, and some expensive BMW or some other expensive motor vehicle, while you have to go to some other island to crawl at someone feet for a job in order for you to survive!

      I hope you did not vote for Skerrit, and now buys remorse is consuming your mind!

      • Emile Zapatos
        November 1, 2015

        Wow that would be progress. 21 million dollar houses and 21 BMW. Next election all DLP have to do is to give the opposition members million dollar houses and bmw cars and will gain 21 seats. Telemacque you are in the wrong business. With all your Doctorates you can do better. I am going up as an independent next election so I can get those goodies from both parties.

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      • Francisco Telemaque
        November 4, 2015

        Boy, I agree I am in the wrong business, but always remember the people who work hard and have less are much more comfortable than those who steal or get into cynical, and devious activities to get what they have. People who obtain wealth by stealing, continuously looks over their shoulders, not knowing when they will be caught and sent to jail!

        Honest people does not have to worry about such fate! Personally, I do not feel comfortable accepting anything from anybody, Case and point, one of my grand sons father got gunned down last year, he left everything to my grandson his only child; among what he left is an expensive Cadillac, my grandson told me I can have it. I went to Corona, the kid and I got into it and drove it to my home in Los Angeles, by the time I got back to Corona, I told my grandson I cannot keep the car.

        I felt very uncomfortable taking the car; reason I did not pay for it from my pocket! Never envy a politician in Dominica over what they have because it is not…

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  39. Doc. Love
    October 29, 2015

    Dominicans do not need a UWP senator to tell them about the incompetence of the Skeritt Administration. Them fellers are bankrupt of ideas, but over flowing with corruption and lies. A calypsonian said it right when he said those fellers are inside out, outside in. According to Hon Lennox Linton them fellers don’t have a clue as to how to manage the country. I believe they should change their political name to the vie te vie Government. :lol:

  40. colombo
    October 29, 2015


  41. 3 changes of presidents in U S A in 15 years
    October 29, 2015

    powerless no they are just playing dodish and don’t care about their future or their children future. you cannot tell me that suddenly the public has forgotten their sense of what is right and what is wrong our hospitals are in a cornice condition, children whom were ten years old when this government came to power are now 25years old and never seen a pay slip in their life?? how can our country prosper in condition like that??

  42. %
    October 29, 2015

    I share your views Baptiste. Long before Erika I described them as a team of clowns. They are lazy, dunce, feckless, incompetent and to top it all, wicked. They are all groping in the dark!!!!!THE BROAD TENTACLES OF CORRUPTION,NEPOTISM AND CRONYISM have rendered Dominica a failed state.

    • MIA
      October 30, 2015

      let us use the energy and turn it into positives towards the development of the country, we as a people, we as a nation can do better than that! growing up in Dominica I always learn to always circle yourself around good people………….. UWP had it corrupted time in office and is asking to come back again, what will they do different this time? answer that question, and what will be all you new objectives for the country…….

      • Emile Zapatos
        November 1, 2015

        The wicked useless party is clueless and will disappear like the Do You Peepee Freedoom party. This one term party is not going anywhere in a hurry. Just ask Telemaque, he has Doctorates in everything. He and Dr La Lie his mentor.

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