UPDATE: Election date is 6th December 2019

Skerrit announces the election date at a Labour Party Got Talent event on Sunday

In keeping with his October 12th announcement that the next general election would be held within 100 days, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has called the election for the 6th of December 2019.

Parliament will be dissolved on the 6th of November. Nomination day will be Tuesday, 19th November 2019.

The announcement in itself could not have come as a shock to Dominicans given the prime minister’s previous announcement. However, the timing – at a Labour Party Got Talent event at Goodwill this evening – may have taken some by surprise.

He came on stage wearing the pair of pink shoes which he had earlier said would signal the announcement.

Skerrit’s announcement of an election date which is just over a month away, suggests that he does not intend to implement the electoral reforms which the United workers Party (UWP), the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) and other civic groups have been demanding.

At the centre of that campaign for electoral reform, which has been waging for several years, are the verification of the electors list and the introduction of a voter ID card.

The campaign has taken the form of public rallies, consultations, protests and more recently, the presentation of petitions to Gerald Burton, demanding his resignation as Chairman of the Electoral Commission for failing to implement electoral reform, and to the President of Dominica, Charles Savarin requesting that he remove Burton from office.

Video Courtesy of Jordon Jerome via Facebook

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133 Comments

  1. Man bites dogs
    November 7, 2019

    Yes my friends we there again but this election is going to be a very serious and special election make no one fool you with all their lies and big talks Linton is a master of bull sxxting I know because we grew up together, however do not give Linton the clown any chance of having a say in our country Dominica, he is dangerous as the most poisonous snake in the world the Seoanei Viper keep away from that guy one can always judge a man by the company he keeps even when he gave that independence speech 99.9 was lies and his face was getting uglyer by the seconds vote ❎ for Linton is like signing your own death warrant, you have been told!!!

  2. look it
    November 7, 2019

    I could come at a cork crow. Well look it. You are given one chance in every five years to cast a vote and you wasted it. ALL PMS have only privilege that is, to name the election date. We are bad losers. We had fifteen years to prepare. IN the roro, on vedio,in camera, they catch me. Prove you all are human and not robots.

  3. Lin clown
    November 7, 2019

    That is the level of STUPIDITY always displayed by UWP.They claim election will not be fair without electoral reform.YET they are taking part in something THEY KNOW will not be fair.LYING PARTY PARTYi

  4. mine
    November 7, 2019

    Father Lord election have been call let your people go to the poll and let them vote a one who you want to govern the country. Father calm all those who interest is violence.

  5. watching
    November 7, 2019

    It is simple people if you have a concern about electoral reform, do not vote because if you really believe in reform and you go out to vote without a voters ID you are part of the problem. So stay home on December 6.

    • Awa
      November 7, 2019

      That’s not smart. If all right thinking people stay home, guess who will win? 8-O The pink shoe.

  6. JAH JAL
    November 7, 2019

    Dominicans let go out and nail that Bxxxx come december 6 let teach him a lesson skerrit u so full of your self it stink u think u can say what u want and no dog back we have something coming for u 1.2billion monfared lorenzo ash lapseng corallo montreal houseing madeque there is so many thing calling election is not taking this things out your site u a such annas u making the other carribean country laugh at us only country in the world that talk airport every ellection u cannot fool us all the time u must go and u will go very soon too.

  7. Say What?
    November 6, 2019

    If this Prime Ministerial election contest was to be compared to a chess match, one might conclude that Mr. Skerrit has placed Mr. Linton in check with his stunning and unexpected December 6th election day announcement.

    Most folks, including me, took the Prime Minister’s previous “in three months” pronouncement to mean a possible January election date. Boy were we wrong!!!

    Now we only have a month to to see how the electoral process shakes out and to find out who will be exclaiming “check mate” on night of December 6th.

  8. Zammm
    November 6, 2019

    Skerritt is nooo prime Minister he is just a manipulator n an evil man..
    This man has used Dominicans so much that he brought them on their knees expecting everything free.
    He come with a smile but he is a modern day betrayer n one who selling the country for 30 pieces of silver..
    This is a true test for Dominica n Dominicans to seee whether or not they reading the signs of the time…
    This entire slate of labour candidates are wolves in a sheep clothing..
    You know, they bz giving out letters for appmnts that are far from finished.. Bribing poor people..
    The people must take a stand n vote skerritt out…
    For Dominica to move forward skerritt must gooo. That wicked, Demonic, corrupt regime must Go…
    Just imagine if Dominicans vote labour again, Skerritt willl have his wife as Prime Minister and then he will just become president n get Charles Savarin out…
    They got a plan for Skerritt n family to run Dominica, please Don’t allow dat.
    Skerritt must goooo.
    Wicked

  9. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    November 6, 2019

    When will the international election poll observers be arriving to make sure there is nothing illegal going on and no voter intimidation? As a minimum there should be observers from other islands. The day of and prior to the day of the election no planes loaded down with so-called voters should be allowed to land.

  10. Confused
    November 6, 2019

    I’m a single mom and I know I should vote for UWP but I’m afraid to let go of Skerrit because he’s giving me school books and school bus for my children.

    • The Historian
      November 7, 2019

      If everyone thinks that way, then what kind of Dominica will be left for your children once they’re grown?

    • Eddy A
      November 9, 2019

      If Skerrit stays your children do not need any school books going forward. The Dominica Skerrit wants is not for Dominicans but for international gangsters ruled by him. Your children don’t have a future under uncle Skerrit, with or without books. They will be modern slaves…!!

  11. Skerrit lies again!
    November 6, 2019

    Mr. Skerrit dangling apartment in people’s faces to get them to vote for his party. He dangling airport…
    Look the Chinese saying they never told Skerrit they were going to build an airport for us. 8-O

  12. Voice of reason
    November 6, 2019

    Give us electoral reform, then if you win everybody will agree. But no electoral reform means this election will not be fair and therefore there shall be no such unfair election. I have spoken.

  13. Anonymous Patna
    November 6, 2019

    ZOR they catch PPOD with their pants down Lol.

    where PPOD nuh? Sky look to come home ehh now now gasah!

    Ebeh UWP already here in DA, you have to move fast so you can campaign!!

  14. Lin clown
    November 6, 2019

    IBO CONCRETE HEAD,during the evil and wicked reign of UWP there was NO stadium.NO Clear harbour 834 workers.NO NEP 3,400 employed.NO YES WE CARE 243 people.COLLEGE over 3,000 enrolled.MORE than 26,000 registered vehicles.MORE police employed.MORE teachers employed.MORE nurses employed.MORE hotels built.MORE houses built.NEW villages built such as BELVUE CHOPIN,HILLBOROUGH GARDENS.GEORGE TOWN,PLAT MA PIERRE.EVERYBODY above 70 gets $ 300 The was NO BUS STAND for college students.Money circulating,while UWP BOSS pocketing everything.Bunch of lazy,lying,incompetent,idiots.

    • Joseph John
      November 7, 2019

      You forgot to add no free education for college students. Compare this to the USA where students and their parents are drowning in debts.

    • Lorraine GAYEWSKI
      November 7, 2019

      Lin clown, how appropriate a name that you hide behind. you have evil words to share yet not your name. Show your red koolie color by providing your real name for all to see. Stop the secrets be proud of your corrupt party.

  15. A patriot
    November 6, 2019

    With a small country like ours. All of a sudden uwp starts on reform. Well December 6 is the day that LL will no longer cause trouble in our wonderful land. Just look at the massive crowd turnout last night

  16. LifeandDeath
    November 6, 2019

    was JI looking for a Hi-5?..despicable!!

  17. Lin clown
    November 6, 2019

    UWP have NEVER boycotted election,and will NEVER boycott election UWP as usual was LYING to the PEOPLE. Why take part in an election that is not fair,and when you lose,say it was not fair?Labourites has always said there will be NO ELECTION REFORM before ELECTION.Want to hear what PASTOR RASPUTIN have to say.Dominica was built by LABOURITES,neither DNO,RASPUTIN MATT or UWP will dictate to us.Those idiotic wasting time on electoral reform.Electoral reform was RECOMMENDED,those fools does not seem to understand.Our LAW say to remove a person name from the register there MUST BE AN OBJECTION.UWP just lying to there supporters,who they know are uneducated,idiots.UWP are always in election.5 loses 1 win bad ratio.Soon 6 loses 1 win.

  18. Ibo France
    November 6, 2019

    Look around the world. Who is it that takes dictators down and out of power for life without destroying their homeland? Only the collective will of the people do that. Skerrit go jn peace, vacate the political landscape. Have you not pillage enough?

  19. Maybe
    November 6, 2019

    Skerrat is not wicked he is evil Dominicans let’s open our eyes is time for that Labour party to go out of office this man and his wicked audience have no respect for Dominicans just call election like he running his house what you scared of skerrat I think is time for you to go you not for us Dominicans you only there for your pocket wicked evil man

  20. WOW
    November 6, 2019

    WELL!!!,now is the time to see what Dominicans are really made of. Is it “cool out”, or is it “best future for my children”? Elections now without reforms will allow the same machinations of this government to continue. People refusing to participate in this election, and standing up for the right thing will let any government know that the people are in charge. How are you going to accomplish this without violence? The interested parties must get the International community involved, not to run Dominica, but to insure that the rule of law, and God-granted human rights are upheld. My people we have a tough road ahead of us. Those who want “one man, one rule” will condone this travesty, while those who want fairness for all will be moved to protest. Good luck to Dominica, and let us maintain our dignity thru these trying days.

  21. Ibo France
    November 6, 2019

    Only the blind, the gluttonous, the ignorant, the corrupt, the lazy could let themselves be led by this shortsighted moron. It’s all downhill for the last twenty (20) years for Dominicans. It’s one scandal after another. It’s continuous empty promises. It’s stubborn, sky high unemployment. How can anyone with a normally functioning brain vote for such a do-nothing government led by a severely corrupt numbskull?

    • November 6, 2019

      The short sighted Moron is the leader that you blindly serve, empty promises? How many past governments promised hotels to improve our tourist industry and how many have delivered as Skerrit has done. New state college, new hospital been constructed, road network much better than when your Smart leaders were in governance. You and your party wants to take us back to the dark days of porverty, when only the rich could afford to give their children a proper education and decent housing was only for the select few. More attention is given to those who are destitute, your great leader would rather ignore them referring to them as greedy and the young people who seek assistance from government as prostitutes. The party you speak for is just a bunch of losers who are only concerned about power.

      • Ibo France
        November 7, 2019

        Anon, no matter how many times you repeat a lie it is still a lie. Your infantile tantrum that you have thrown is completely futile. Why is Dominica the least developed independent country in the Eastern Caribbean? These are the irrefutable facts. After twenty straight years of the corrupt DLP and clueless Skerrit: no intl. airport; no modern port facilities; pothole diseased roads; severely decaying bridges; astronomically high unemployment; ubiquitous corruption; lowest minimum wage & standard of living; worst healthcare; too many mold infested public buildings; escalating murders and crimes; disunity; dysfunctional public service; opaqueness in government; gross dereliction of duty by the leader and his pliable Ministers and I can continue ad nauseam. Anon,, your unwavering support for a Category 5 regime that has devastated Dominica, corrupted all public institutions, caused irreparable division among brothers and sisters is simply mind boggling. Go search your conscience.

    • A View From The Side
      November 7, 2019

      Ibo France, your despicable and self aggrandizing diatribe smacks of elitism, ignorance and intolerance.

      Why assail your fellow Dominicans with caustic words just because they have a dissenting political opinion or support another political party?

      I certainly respect, understand and share your desire for a prosperous and vibrant Dominica; however, how can your wish be realized when you verbally slash and burn a significant portion of populace with whom you do not see eye to eye politically?

      Let us try our best to ensure that cooler heads prevail as we navigate through this pivotal moment in our nation’s history.

  22. Tell it like it is
    November 6, 2019

    It would be interesting to see whether UWP would implement any reform if they were to win the elections. I can guarantee you they won`t because no political party wants to give an advantage to the other. Now let`s see if UWP will boycott the elections as they said they would…. hahahaha big laugh!

    • Observer
      November 6, 2019

      Electoral reform is not giving one an advantage over the other, it is giving an opportunity to see who is the strongest in the race. Each party will be on the same level playing field to contest the election.

    • November 6, 2019

      The UWP is not calling for reform, they are lying. What they are asking for is the implementation of existing election laws to suit the opinion of the UWP.

      • Ibo France
        November 7, 2019

        Electoral reform is not a UWP fight alone, it’s for the overall good of the country. The Commonwealth, OAS and CARCOM saw the need to get involved for they are far sighted not myopic like you and the ruling autocrats. Would these three well renowned and respected organizations spend many thousands of dollars to send a team here to try to bring clarity and resolution to an untenable situation if it was just a frivolous matter? Stop sitting on your head. Try and activate more of your brain cells. Take note, only one group in Dominica that is adamantly against Electoral Reforms, the corrupt Skerrit led Administration. The reasons are obvious. They can only win elections by corrupt practices:, flawed electors’ list; the illegal padding of constituencies perceived to be weak; allowing ineligible overseas voters to vote; impersonation and other illegalities. Corruption impoverishes a country. Dominica is a perfect example.

        • Tell it like it is
          November 11, 2019

          @ Ibo France, the point is if UWP wins and I say IF…. they will not implement electoral reform because they know very well that it won`t be in their best interest for re-election.

  23. Man bites dogs
    November 6, 2019

    Election time is here what we been waiting for to kick these so-called Workers party Guinea Hogs out of Dominica. Secondly we must not make the mistake of letting that clown Linton, and his Guinea Hogs into office that must not happen again keep them suckers out for ever, do not forget the hard times and misery that same clown party Edison James, government put us through and we were the laughing man of the Caribbean. Mr Skerrit and his government is doing a great job we must keep it that way until otherwise. God bless Labour Party and supporters please help keep Dominica, safe from evil they only after our millions to pay off their debts.

    • Joseph John
      November 6, 2019

      At Man, The uwp gang members cannot comprehend what is going on. In all ther roro for reform they forgot that reform cannot take place without an act of Parliament and an amendment to the constitution.
      The PM has been observing the letter of the law for three elections now to ensure that nothing illegal is done. He is following these same laws that have ruled election since 1950 which have remained on the statute books.
      The only time that these laws were called into question is by Lennox and co. These same laws help the uwp opposition to sit in Parliament for almost 5 years. They took their seats, made themselves comfortable then made some noises saying that Dominica does not have free and fair elections. For almost 70 years elections were free and fair but this 5th grader suddenly decided our elections are not free and fair. Does know what free and fair is. I think not. Look at his fake salute and his home security insedent that was reported 5 months later……

    • Bwa-Banday
      November 6, 2019

      What you smoking, drinking or maybe getting I need lots of it bro :mrgreen: :mrgreen: . You and Dr. Smell-E-Deek needs help from the same REAL Head Doctor. Simply put you all suffering from a mental disorder. May god have mercy on you all because you must get Foo come December 7th or soon thereafter when ever the election is held, not called. 8) :twisted:

  24. Eagle-Eyed
    November 6, 2019

    UWP now caught in a mire. Do they boycott the elections and do a ‘Juan Guado’ whereby giving Skerrit another five years by default? or do they contest the election legitimately and lose legitimately? The ball is in your court LL, let’s see what you have in your locker.

    • Bwa-Banday
      November 6, 2019

      Lol we are smarter than that bro. Skerrit called election but will not determine when it is held. Thats the difference. We the people will decide whether you like it or not. REFORMS shall precede the elections and all parties shall compete on a level playing field; Labour, UWP, Pappy, Freedom, SLP, Saphire Party or whatever she now calls it. NO ELECTION WILL TAKE PLACE IN DCA BEFORE THE REFORMS ARE IN PLACE.

    • block 44
      November 6, 2019

      you wish,a million blue people waiting to vote that mal nou toh out.

  25. jamie
    November 6, 2019

    Skerrit is a scam,many of you do not know that kids that are born in the USA,are registered to vote in this coming election,Skerrit knows well without the mass of people he pays the tickets for to come down and vote for he he can’t win fairly.I will be showing soon the list.

  26. Casio
    November 6, 2019

    what is the boy shoe size? because that is the biggest ugliest pair ive seen all year. i already the he doesnt have any style, even if his wife owns a boutique. She self more wicked, does have the man wearing nonsense. With all that money he have. You can be fly on a tight budget my dude. And i dont care what the opposition says or does, im not talking about them when i write this. just saying my PM looking off and goofy when he not in a suit. Cant go wrong in a suit, well unless you are Johnson Drigo, but that is another story.

    • Alas
      November 6, 2019

      Grow up and leave the space for comments which are actually beneficial to the country. I have poddles for sale.

  27. J.John-Charles
    November 6, 2019

    Citizen
    You should avoid using the Savior’s name in vain. And connecting His precious blood in such trivial matters

  28. Ras B
    November 6, 2019

    Just a quickie, Should the election date not be discussed with the president? If so should he not have counseled the Prime minister that his action was ill-advised? Should that have been the case, It would make no sense trying to lobby the president and would suggest that he too is in cahoots with Dr. Skerritt. When the dust is settled he too would be rendered unfit for office and would render his position untenable. A massive spring cleaning seems to be on its way!!

  29. Ras B
    November 6, 2019

    Sad day for Dominica and Dominicans. The question we must ask is, where do we go from here? The four options as I see them are (a) Continue with the noise on electoral reform, (I have called it noise because there have been no results, all requests and petitions have been ignored), (b) Lobby regional and international bodies on what is happening in Dominica, hoping that they give us a voice and help to remedy the situation (their response will doubtlessly be, they will not interfere with the internal affairs of a sovereign country), (c) fight the election in the current climate; if the opposition fails to win, they would never be taken seriously again and (d) The final option, trying to maintain a peaceful affair, is to shut down the country. In doing so the people must be made aware of the victimization that they will suffer and be prepared to accept their punishment which will include jail time and beatings, and may even include death similar to Grenada’s Maurice Bishop.

  30. Chica
    November 6, 2019

    Even if there’s reform i still see the DLP winning. Linton and Joshua need to go in other for UWP to stand a chance. Let it be peaceful in Dominica. There’s no other option. Sad but true. Hope the DLP do better for Dominica in the next five years.

  31. Insomnia
    November 6, 2019

    Too much pressure skerrit? The pressure cooker must burst, so skerrit resign technically before that happens and Charlo s.itting on him knowing anything happen in Dominica boils down to him. Will he do like degazor and flee the country, we will have to wait and see.

  32. OpenMind
    November 6, 2019

    I’m confused.
    So many on here been complaining, now the election is calles, allu still complaining.
    Now is the time to come out in force, win, then fix the electoral issue?
    Mind you, I’ve not once heard Linton said he will do so in his first 100 days, 2 years of 5 years. Not sure who quickly he will deal with it.

    I also note, that he’s not made any comment regarding blocking reforms that the PM claimed?

    Lastly, if people think reform and implementation of ID cards can be done within 6 months, they still seeing two cans a long string as technology.

  33. RandyX
    November 6, 2019

    I always knew that this man wasn’t worthy of being PM of Dominica but now he confirmed it without a shadow of a doubt. This man is not interested what the country wants. He is only interested in what he wants. Worse even, he refuses to account for state assets. The country needs to get shot of this corrupt tyrant.

  34. Herbert Volney
    November 6, 2019

    I am happy that the Prime Minister has called the poll for December 6! The opportunity for electoral reform presented itself in the House of Assembly earlier in the year and rather than embrace it and make known its case in the debate, the Opposition threatened violence. The bill was pulled and a later attempt to bring back an updated version was taken to court by an Opposition supported group. The government again did not pursue debate on the bill. Clearly, the Opposition is not serious about electoral reform and must shoulder responsibility for the position that Dominica is now in of going into a General Election without electoral reform.
    I am confident that the system and process will again deliver an internationally certified free and fair election . The only identifiable reason for the likelihood of an Opposition loss is that it is poorly led, has lacked vision, has engaged in gutter politics, is unprepared, and has offered a poor array of candidates.
    Herbert Volney

    • REAL!!!!
      November 6, 2019

      @ Herbet Volney…You love Skerrit so much and what he is doing in Dominica. , But you are not leaving Trinidad to come home at all to live in Skerrit economy.

      Put your money where your mouth is.

      What you do is come Dominica to beg for non legal contract work and run back to Trinidad….But Skerrit does not even give your an ear.

    • Ras B
      November 6, 2019

      Herbert, I am saddened by your efforts at logic. On the one hand, you seem to support the government as reflected in your statement: “I am happy that the Prime Minister has called the poll for December 6! The opportunity for electoral reform presented itself in the House of Assembly earlier in the year and rather than embrace it and make known its case in the debate, the Opposition threatened violence. The bill was pulled and a later attempt to bring back an updated version was taken to court by an Opposition supported group. The government again did not pursue debate on the bill.”

      Next you seem to be saying that the government is performing poorly and should not win the election: See it here now: “THE ONLY IDENTIFIABLE REASON for the likelihood of an Opposition loss is that it is poorly led, has lacked vision, has engaged in gutter politics, is unprepared, and has offered a poor array of candidates.” Volney, what are you saying? Were you really a judge? I am lost!!

      • November 7, 2019

        @Ras B, okay, Mr. Volney erred by using the word “Only” with the conditions that he pointed out, pertaining to the UWP, not winning the elections.

        If I were to write that, I would use the positive term “reason or reasons” with the same observations–because they are the truth.

    • Ibo France
      November 6, 2019

      This guy was a judge? Unbearable! No wonder he was unceremoniously discarded like refuse from the position. Skerrit’s lies, distortions and unadulterated rubbish he regurgitates. Wow!

    • Insomnia
      November 6, 2019

      @herbert volney, are u seeing the writing on the wall? what part of the observer’s report on dominica’s last election did u not understand? The observers argued that the election was free but not fair. Stop disrespecting the observers and our intelligence.

    • RandyX
      November 7, 2019

      You would do very well to keep your mouth shut. People in glass houses should be extremely careful when throwing stones!!

  35. Alicia Pinard
    November 6, 2019

    LIKE A BOSS!!!!!!
    Boy skerro i like you, u are the best. Never fight with fool’s just use strategy that’s they can’t phathom.
    You are teaching me how to handle enemies.
    Boy i cannot wait for
    Dec 6 hahahahha.
    You see people belive with there much speacking and quarell’s they are progressing, real progress is having strategy plans, VISION ,
    5 more Years ,
    I HAVE ADREAM THAT LINTON WILL TURN INTO A JACK… ON THE 6 OF DECEMBER 2019.
    hahahaaaa.

  36. %
    November 6, 2019

    Skerrit’s body language this time around tells a story..Either he is not confident of winning or he is thinking of how the people will react!!
    Even the supporters are in doubt..
    I think we should flood all the streets of Roseau with people and demand electoral reform.
    We already have the backing of the international community..!!!
    Just say when, and I’ll be there,!
    Who will observe this election if we allow it?
    Skerrit
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?

    • St. Joe
      November 6, 2019

      Well % you don’t have the capability of studying Skerrit’s body language. As a high school dropout or rather having the intellect of a 5th grader, you first have to be a Forensic Psychologist to study body language! That degree is only offered at institutions of higher learning. With nothing constructive to show, why are you beating the dead horse 🐴? After winning the elections just arrest them for the 💰! In the meantime please tell us your accomplishments as opposition leader. It’s almost 5 years since you have held the position show us your portfolio.. There isn’t a day that you are not in the limelight, yet you have nothing but 🥵 hot air to show. How many nursing homes have you visited, how many youth symposium have you attend? How many young people have you mentored,, and how often do you go to the hospitals? Lenox you have no empathy, therefore, I see you as a selfish self centered person.

  37. DApossieMasse
    November 6, 2019

    he actually called elections without reform? This man is determined to test the resonve of the people and to destabilize the country even more than it is already polarized.

    Aluta continua

  38. Love for country .
    November 6, 2019

    Personally Dominica is the most wonderful in the world. I learn to love this country dearly after travelling to the USA twice , summer & tho cold time.
    Lets all take care of it.
    On the political side, we need Reform. A set date for election, a set period for official campaign .
    And campaign finance regulation.
    I say we all should be happy and united after an election result thereby congratulating the winner
    Because it was fair and the best man win

    • Eagle-Eyed
      November 6, 2019

      Set-term parliament is not the best of ideas. There are always extenuating circumstances that negate against that, just ask the people of the UK How Brexit made this idea look so stupid. When Boris Johnson lost his majority in parliament he wanted to call a snap election but would have required two third of parliament to vote in his favour, obviously the opposition parties at that time couldn’t see a snap election working in their favour so they obviously voted against it. In The Caribbean you need that flexibility in place especially with regard to unpredictable weather patterns and natural disasters or for that matter if the ruling party loses it’s majority either by resignations or defections to other parties. I would hate to see a minority government kept in place simply by a rule ensuring that they cannot be removed until a date set by law.

    • Joseph John
      November 6, 2019

      So because the minority uwp say something we must all jump then ask how high.
      There is no consensus on reform. Those who want reform should first establish consensus, then dialogue then negotiation. Not make demands and threats with demonstrations and accusations.
      There are no legal or constitutional framework for any kind of reform.
      In all the uwp agitation for reform not once did they mention Constitution amendments.
      They do not want reform. If they did they would withdraw their injunction, and would have supported the debate in the House of Assembly that they demonstrated against.
      In this one moth time frame for election on the 6 of December there will be no time for such a debate to take place.
      The massive majority that support the DR DR do not care one way or the other.
      Just look at the turnout at the Labour Has Talent show last night.

  39. Ready like Freddy
    November 5, 2019

    Tell Skerrit for me that Haitians will not determine the results of our election.
    Tell those Haitians that are not eligible to vote here that we know where they reside and they better stay away from our election because we will not allow anyone to come here to steal or help anyone steal our election from us! So those that live in Portsmouth, paix Bouche, Thibaud, Vieille case, penville, Bense and are registered to vote in Roseau Central, please tell them we have our eyes focus on them and WE SHALL NOT! Allow them to help break our laws by helping anyone steal our election. As of tomorrow night everything changes

    • RasB
      November 6, 2019

      Please don’t say that, It makes no sense and inherently has violent undertones.
      A most sad and disgraceful comment.

    • Joseph John
      November 6, 2019

      Wow, threats of violence already, typical uwp mode of usuing fear to intimidate people for control purposes. Well thanks for the warning. We will be waiting for them to cast the first stones.
      A pastor have already warned us about stones and things harder than stones, so we are waiting.

      • Eddy A
        November 9, 2019

        The stones and things harder are only for a selected few. Just watch this space. Make sure you a not one of the selected few.

  40. I Ready, are you?
    November 5, 2019

    So Skerrit thinks he can give us his type of election without reform eh? All I want to say to Skerrit is take a listen to the songs of Bob Marley and be blessed by the lyrics. As for me I am ready to go all the wayi

    https://www.google.com/search?q=natural+mystic+lyrics&oq=natural+my&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0l3.9988j0j4&client=ms-android-samsung-gj-rev1&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8

    • Joseph John
      November 6, 2019

      The PM told his massive audience last night to promote peace and love. But that does not mean that we are not prepared to defend ourselves.
      First rule of survival instinct is to defend yourself, your property and your love ones. That is common law which have been coded to be come legislative law.
      It is not illegal or unlawful to defend yourself from all commers by ANY MEANS necessary. So if you think you bad make your play. BRING IT ON.

  41. My bad
    November 5, 2019

    So Skerrit under a lot of pressure especially with news about his personal friend and ambassador Alireza MonfareMonfared must pay $1. 3 billion dollars to the Iranian government, Skerrit rushed to give us an election with his mark of the beast date of 666, thinking that will save him? Well we will show him that the devil number of 666 will not save him because there will be no election without election reform! IF Skerrit did not give it to us now that the house Will be resolved tomorrow, Charles Savarin will either have to give it to us our we will take it! NO ELECTION WITHOUT REFORM So his announcement tonight is a waste of time

    • I said what I said
      November 6, 2019

      “Skerrit rushed to give us an election with his mark of the beast date of 666, thinking that will save him?”

      What garbage is this? Explain how you got that 666 date please.

    • Joseph John
      November 6, 2019

      Idle minds and hands make idle threats. How are you and yours going to take reform, to take elections. You think the massive majority will step aside or lay down for you to walk all over them.
      The stage have been set for election on the 6 of December a few weeks before Christmas. As a Christmas gift we want a Red Victory 21 to 0 in favour of the Dominica Labour Party.
      You cant stop us !

    • mine
      November 7, 2019

      Elections in the US we 11/6/19 so what is the problem is 12/6. MY [email protected] you all believe too much in the evil in Dominica. When white powder was spread in the church and the pilgrimage to Laplain to see the sunrise what was that? you all want change wait on 12/6 to see what will happen. I am a poll worker we don’t ask people for ID. we ask for ID only if it says ID require.

      • November 7, 2019

        @Mine, “the pilgrimage to Laplain to see the sunrise!”

        Did they really do that? And they are claiming PM Skerrit to be an evil man!

        How can the same man, who worship nature, speak about God’s Love? Don’t they know that God denounces worship to everything that is below Him–including mankind?

        No wonder Lennox chose to salute to the disobedient and disrespecting students; even claiming inspiration from their conducts. Now I know for sure who motivated that “inspiration”

        A massive number of people fail to examine their practice to determine who is driving them; that is what Jesus meant by saying: |Satan is a thief who comes to steal, kill, and destroy.”

  42. wtf
    November 5, 2019

    This calling of elections with a bloated list and no voter IDs is a violation of my Human Rights! Hello! MY HUMAN RIGHTS ARE BEING VIOLATED. Where is the United Nations representative? This election must be delayed until the electoral commission has been given time to cleanse that list and issue voter IDs. I will protest until it happens.

    • Joseph John
      November 6, 2019

      Well do not hold your breath while protesting because you will burst and will shed a lot of dark blue smoke.

    • mine
      November 7, 2019

      You all are wicked wicked people.

    • Joseph John
      November 7, 2019

      Which part , which section of the UN Charter on human rights support you idea that Human Rights is not observed in this case.
      Just because you can make uwp noises does not mean anything you say from the tip of your fifth grade negative mind is correct. In this accusation on the abuse of human rights you need backup information. Do not let those uwp dunce cap take you for a fool.

  43. the monkey on my back
    November 5, 2019

    i don’t know why you are celebrating since Friday the 6th of December, 2019 will be your last day as PM. It is time we Dominican people vote you off our backs!

    • November 6, 2019

      @the monkey on my back

      If you believe so deeply that the people of Dominica will remove PM Skerrit from his seat at Parliament, on election day, why are you all claiming that the election will not be fair without “electoral reform”?

      How could it be good for your party and its leader and not good for the Labour Party and PM Skerrit?

      • Joseph John
        November 7, 2019

        Liz, those people will say or do anything without thinking. They say no election without reform but they say they are ready for election now.
        Unconfirmed report state that Lennox Linton, the leader of the opposition wrote the Chinese Economic and Commercial Office at Canefield on 6 November, (yesterday),2019 to stop the construction of the international airport. His excuse, its construction will interfere in our election, our internal affairs.

        • November 7, 2019

          Joseph, all I can do here is shake my head in disgust; asking God WHAT IS WRONG WITH THOSE PEOPLE? Especially their Leader.

          • RandyX
            November 9, 2019

            Do you actually occasionally look in a mirror? What can you see? I mean apart from a hypocrite and traitor…

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  44. Ibo France
    November 5, 2019

    If CARICOM does not vociferously voice grave concerns about the erosion of democratic practices in Dominica by the biggest CHEAT and most corrupt HEAD of Government in the Caribbean, then CARICOM will be considered to be toothless and just a paper tiger. The other HEADS must speak out with clarity against this unbridled, runaway corruption. When your neighbour’s house is on fire wet yours.

    • google
      November 6, 2019

      Bro with all due respect Dominica is safer without your brother Linclown.
      After the election you all will go back to the drawing board and realize that the Marigot UWP has no teeth and the Lennox thingy was a mistake.
      My advise to you invest in your own ENT clinic/hospital.

      • Joseph John
        November 7, 2019

        Lennox a Roseau man living in an upscale area. As far as I can see Dominica has no class, no plantation upper class. He is not interested in Marigot. He does not even want people to know that he is from Marigot.
        Lennox has done no representation for Marigot. He was making a fuss about the improved road to Marigot . He was also faulting the night landing at the Charles Douglas airport. An airport that is basically in Marigot. That to me that is improvement for Marigot.
        Now he is writing the Chinese Representative in an effort to stop the construction of the new international airport which will be close to Marigot.
        It will bring improvement and development to Marigot and the East.
        With the new international airport will be new Marigot hospital. The correlation is obvious as far as medical emergencies to travelers’ concerns. Skerrit the visionary ? Wow! While Uwp obstructionists are yapping the Dr DR is planning ahead. He is ready to start 2020
        moving forward with speed.

      • Ibo France
        November 7, 2019

        Are you a comedian? Joke you joking. Skerrit is intellectually disabled. He is perfectly unfit to occupy the office of the Prime Minister. The man should not even be a goat herder. Those Dominicans who vote for this man are insanely unstable.

  45. Braindamage
    November 5, 2019

    You call it without electoral reform….
    Greatest mistake..

  46. Plato
    November 5, 2019

    Let’s see the United Workers Party waste time over useless protest now. You have just one month to win this elections, channel your energies in the right directions and forget the troublemakers who poorly advise you on Q95 and DNO. The ball is in your court. It’s something you can win. The climate is right. Let’s see what you do.

    • %
      November 5, 2019

      @Plsto the dotish!
      Pure garbage, and rubbish..
      You mean dissolving of the house means no reform?
      Your terre berre!
      Only if the people accepts it mr dotish!
      Skerrit
      Whey is di money?
      Whey is di money?
      Whey is di money?

      • Plato
        November 6, 2019

        Zero %, you are irrelevant you and all your thumbs up folks. Just heard real UWP insiders announcing meetings and asking people to register. So stay on the sidelines and talk foolishness and let people with sense and those who not acting like Petulent kids to lead

      • Blame Who
        November 6, 2019

        Again % you were dooped, you are just no match for Dr. Skerrit. In your weekly protests you have not gained one centimeter, instead you are loosing miles. You became to complacent with you position, therefore, you have gained nothing constructive. Lennox you have failed the opposition miserably, because your egotistical behavior has become a norm for you.
        The people in the various constituency doesn’t know you. You are too lazy to go to the different country side to lunch your candidates. You remain ill prepared to go to House of Assembly and propose any meaningful changes. Lennox you have failed to listen to others and work towards the betterment of the country. Rather than showing empathy to the people you turn to insults and innuendos. You will blame the DLP for your failures and lack of accomplishments, but you have no one but yourself to blame for the downfall of the UWP.

        • Colombo Thomas
          November 6, 2019

          Well articulated Blame Who…. You’re absolutely correct….

    • Bwa-Banday
      November 5, 2019

      No psychological BS from you all. No reforms, no elections. The time to shut it down is now. Charlo MUST relent or else :twisted: :twisted: . Skerrit did a technical resignation hoping to regroup but that doh good. We planned for that too. Now is execution time. Interim Government ASAP or else. Ossie Lewis for Interim PM

    • Plato
      November 5, 2019

      See the foolishness you have just been warned about? Go spend time on protest while skerrit spends time and money getting or buying support and on the night of December 6 The UWP will be back in opposition. And you the ignorant thumbs down people are the very ones I spoke about in my earlier lost. Those who give poor advise to the opposition. Get lost I would love to see what UWP can do in government. You all are obstacles in the way.

      • Eddy A
        November 6, 2019

        Keep your wisdom to yourself, corrupt little beggar!

      • November 6, 2019

        @Plato, I stand with you here!

        Those guys and girls of the UWP write nothing of substance, except their rude insults against us, the Laborites. If they choose to give us a reason against PM Skerrit and his governing body, it is something from the stone-ages, which is now dead and buried.

        For example, how can those people claim that PM Skerrit and his government have done nothing in Dominica for the last 20 years, without their listeners saying to them “open your eyes and look and see”? That is the kind of weakness that they are demonstrating for the World to perceive

        Only that they do not know that they are simply expressing such weakness–the mentality which will be the same as the result of the elections which will be “failure & defeated” because of the lack of strength on the battlefield. How sad!

      • dissident
        November 6, 2019

        you actually said that you would like to see what UWP can do in government………maybe you were born after 2000
        in any case YOU WILL SEE WHAT UWP CAN DO IN GOVERNMENT

      • Joseph John
        November 6, 2019

        The uwp will not be in the Legislator. They will be out of office. Lennox will hang his political boots.
        Karesa is preparing his victory calypso.

        • Joseph John
          November 7, 2019

          The uwp will remain a “one term party” Lennox will remain a “one term” opposition leader. No more fake arithmetic to count voodoo money with his eyes closed. From the 6 of November he will be unemployed.
          The agency of the black bags will be talking to him again.

    • viewsexpressed
      November 6, 2019

      “Let’s see the United Workers Party waste time over useless protest now. ”
      Plato, what really is your issue or your problem? There is no such thing as far as the UWP is concerned, but UWP have exercise good, democratic professional and informed messages through public meetings etc. Also, messages of good governance and well elected political party that is honest, not engaged in corruption, bobol, like we know exists fully and openly from this Failed government called the Dominica Labour Party, under Skerrit have failed us and engaged in many questionable activities that has not made a difference to our country and its economy and mostly our people. So therefore we conclude fully that this corrupted Labour Government, under failed incompetent Skerrit failed our Nature Isle, Dominica, decent people who over 19yrs have been hungry looking for decent government and decent leadership. What we have got is a poor leader, endless Failure through Bin Bobol etc activities.
      Skerrit Must Go…

    • Joseph John
      November 6, 2019

      Plato, you cant make rivers flow upwards towards the hills and mountains. You cannot make people who are locked in denial and negativity suddenly be come positive and productive. And contribute to development. Just look at the anti-Sherrit postings on this medium.
      This has been going on for about five years now. When they advocate change they are hoping others will change not them.

  47. Ibo France
    November 5, 2019

    No Electoral Reforms No Elections! Period! What a Corrupt Man! What an unscrupulous Party! Dominica has just top Haiti as the most corrupt country in the Caribbean. Dominicans this is time to stand up and be counted.

    • Plato
      November 5, 2019

      I have asked in the past, what does no election without reform means? Are you advising the opposition not to participate and allow all the DLP candidates to contest unopposed? Is it a case where on polling day operatives of the UWP will be deployed to every single polling station to ensure that no one votes. Or are you all going to be protesting in Roseau while labourites go ahead and vote? What does it really mean?

      • November 6, 2019

        Anon, I also have that same question in my mind. That is why I know that the UWPites are just “talk”; spewing out empty threats that they are too weak to uphold. so what is the point?

        • Looking In
          November 6, 2019

          Is not UWP that’s weak….it’s Dominicans!!

    • Friendly40
      November 6, 2019

      Bullshit. You all said you have a BLUE WAVE COMING so what are you afraid of? You all were asking him to call it. Now he called you guys upset? Then stay home or go to vote December 18th which is when Linton announced it is. You said you want him out right? That’s your chance. December 6th or just shut up man.

      • Ibo France
        November 6, 2019

        Are you sane or just a typically blind, ignorant supporter of the most corrupt political party in the Caribbean, probably the world? Take a very serious look at Dominica today in world of modernity. Compare it to the rest of the independent Eastern Caribbean countries. Dominica is shockingly deprived of basic infrastructural developments: proper roads; intl. airport; sporting, recreational and entertainment facilities. It ‘boasts’ the lowest standard of living; the lowest take home pay; the shortest life expectancy; the highest unemployment rate; highest incidents of human smuggling and the highest cases of NCDs. Corruption did that. Now, the people must sit idly by and allow CORRUPTION to win a next general election? HELL NO!

        • Man bites dogs
          November 6, 2019

          Oh shut your rubbish Ibo, you are just as stupid as Linton, the clown spending all off your life defending a loser all of his life my god what a plunker.

      • OpenMind
        November 6, 2019

        Lol…. I’m confused too.

      • November 6, 2019

        Did Linton actually call his own date for the elections? Well, that man must be out of his mind; why does he believe that he can tell PM Skerrit what to do?

        Now I understand why he said that the PM does not have to be the one to call the election date; that man’s mind is out of this World, wee!

  48. Concerned citizen and registered voter
    November 5, 2019

    When are we going to be done drinking from Jim Jones KOOL-AID.

    The man called people in a crossroad to make coco-macaq under the false pretense of labour got talent. He offered free food and drinks to ensure maximum turnout. Where are the performances he promised????

    He has totally destroyed what The Honourable Patrick Roland John fought for. He has turned independence celebrations into a political thing. He has interfered with our most anticipated yearly “Independence Street Jump Up” celebrations and made the whole thing about him.

    He got everyone tuned in to listen to him. My people, fellow Dominicans, please, I beg PLEASE OPEN UP YOUR EYES. Listen, understand what is going on around you. Do not allow yourself to be poisoned, Stand Up against Roosevelt Skerrit and his Jim Jones syndrome before we are all murdered because he is dying.

    • mine
      November 7, 2019

      Everything is cocomacaq you have be involve to mention it. Remember the pilgrimage dressed in white waiting for the sunrise in Laplain and the sun was under the cloud.

  49. Shut it down
    November 5, 2019

    All you let Skerrit call elections without reforms? :twisted:
    So long I am saying to shut down the country?!

    • Bwa-Banday
      November 5, 2019

      Easier to shut it down now bro. No Pm or cabinet to deal with. Skerrit bailed on President Charlo and left him holding the bag. The President now has to do what is right. Skerrit felt the pressure so instead of resigning he dissolved parliament and called elections. He played right into our hands. To me that is a resignation so the president MUST listen to us. Skerrit has no power now and he will be quick to say he dissolved parliament so its the president now. But that is NOT the end, we demand electoral reforms from Charlo or else :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

      • WeNiceMan
        November 6, 2019

        Dissolving PARLIAMENT does not dissolve the government. The government continues to exist until a new PM is sworn in. As a matter of fact the constitution goes as far as allowing for appointment of ministers during the period the house is dissolved. Stipulation is that it mist be an individual who was a member of the house at the time of dissolution. We as citizens need to educate ourselves about our country’s constitution.

        • viewsexpressed
          November 6, 2019

          We agree fully We Nice Man, but when over 19 years we do not see this government ministers, meaning that they are working hard and are on top of their respective jobs, we are concerned about the state of our country that has reduced our people and resources to poverty, begging (The Red Clinic) and other Bobol of state that we are concerned about.
          My question therefore is who will guard these minister of the current failed Labour government to watch over states money and as we have declared that election is now on. Who on earth and in Dominica will trust failed immature Skerrit and his highly failed supportive corrupted Blind Labour ministers and government? We are ashamed of this behaviour by this failed Labour government headed by the worse Prime Minister we have seen in Dominica, meaning, not an intellectual. He buys loyalty, open office, the Red Clinic and dishes our tax money, states funds to people who que at Financial Centre for cash. This is fraud. I see this fraud everyday.

        • Joseph John
          November 6, 2019

          It is not that we do not educate ourselves. The continuation of the Executive ( Cabinet) until the day after election is normal practice. This is part of the history of our system. Most people are aware of this.
          But if you do not know your history uneducated 5th graders will make fools of you.
          It is almost 5 years now since the opposition took office . They are yet to learn or understand the procedures and practice of government. But their password has been” we want good governance” As usual they do not now what they are asking for. All they know is making demands and demonstrating. They know how to make threats and promote fear. That is all.
          The Problem is that the uneducated leaders of the uwp is un-educating their minority for mental control. If uwp minority can shake off this mental control, they will ask : how many jobs they have created, how many houses they have built, how many people they have help when disasters strike. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE IN GOV. TO DO.

      • The time has come
        November 6, 2019

        Charlo. You’ve had to fight for your deliverance too so you know what’s up. You can understand exactly how it feels to have your rights trampled upon. You chose to fight in 1979 and I am making that same decision today.

  50. %
    November 5, 2019

    So no reform? How can Burton and the others treat a proe with such disdain? Are the concerned Dominicans like me and thousands of others going to accept that?
    I sincerely hope not..I have not missed a single protest, walk, demonstration, etc, etc.
    I am prepared to stand for a fair election, any day and any time!!!
    Skerrit
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?.
    Whey is di money,?

    • %
      November 5, 2019

      treat a people with such disdain

  51. Bwa-Banday
    November 5, 2019

    Time for action. Skerrit MUST learn that he will not be allowed to call election. There MUST be reforms. Now the house is dissolved we need an interim government appointed and reforms completed. If the President refuses to to do so we will kick him out for the good of the country. No slack for crooks…. :twisted: :twisted:

    • Da to d bone
      November 5, 2019

      Nonsense…take part or abstention….You think you bad.

    • Joseph John
      November 6, 2019

      Wow. This man HAS power and authority given to him by the uwp gods. What he says goes. Look power boy.
      We have an interim government. The present DLP ministers of Cabinet is the Interim Government. The opposition have been fired and do not have a say in government. From today 6th of November uwp PAST members of the House will not be getting any salary. There is no guarantee that they will be winning seats. They will be out of pocket for a long, very long time.
      They may have to go to the Red Clinic for help.
      They may qualify for some social security help because of the changes the PM made. The same changes that the uwp did not want to see implemented because it is helping the poor. Uwp are always fussing when the government do anything to help the poor.
      Their motto seem to be let the poor help themselves. That’s how you show love of the common people. Well you can’t give or show what you do not have. Its like competence, you either have it or you don’t. UWP DO NOT HAVE IT.

  52. Citizen
    November 5, 2019

    The BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH flow through this 289.9 square miles of land. Every crack and crevice of this nation receive the blood of Jesus Christ and we thank you Father for the victory in Jesus Christ’s name amen and amen.

    • Music Producer
      November 6, 2019

      :mrgreen: You joking, right: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    • Joseph John
      November 6, 2019

      Amen. Thanks for that prayer. I hope it will be 21 to 0 in favour of the Red Nation. The others will be singing the blues.

    • Joseph John
      November 6, 2019

      We will be having a victory talent show , bigger and better than the one of yesterday.

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