Restoring the Essence of the Nation: Breaking the Economic Stranglehold

DFP leader, Kent Vital

In last week’s article we began to expound on the second of the three interrelated strategies that are highly important to break the vicious domination of the corrupt ruling regime over the people of Dominica.  This second strategy encompasses efforts to break the economic stranglehold that the ruling regime has on the people.

We noted that the ruling regime has engaged in politics primarily in pursuits of personal and political interest to the detriment of the country’s optimal development. We further noted that the regime seeks to maintain power through a variety of strategies and a major one of these is to withhold progressive changes from the reach of the vast majority of the people.  They do so because they fear that as a critical mass of the people progress towards economic independence and dignity, it would be impossible to dominate the people!

We discussed three aspects of their economic suppression strategy and concluded that many people voted for the regime because they received gifts and/or want to remain in line to receive significant gifts or favour. We noted that the voting decisions of these people are buttressed by the lack of hope – they don’t think the economy will improve to allow them to help themselves rather than depend on gifts.  Additionally, we noted that their voting decisions are further entrenched by the fear spread by the ruling regime that a new regime will no longer provide gifts!

Clearly, the ruling regime is not interested in growing the economy in ways that would result in many people becoming economically independent. But this is part of the key to liberating our people. The current government uses their politics to serve their own personal and political interests rather than the best interest of all the people.  Hence, a big part of the solution to save Dominica is for many of our well-meaning citizens to make gigantic efforts to bring economic prosperity and hope to the people despite ruling regime’s interest to keep the people dependent.

All our citizens need to recognize the danger that our country is in and that the cause of that danger is the oppressive governance of the current ruthless political regime.  Under these unusual times, it is the responsibility of all those who are able, to step up and be counted!  Let us succeed where the ruling regime is deliberately failing!  One of the reasons that I recently stepped away from leading a political party is in order to better position myself to help lead the charge to bring economic liberation to our people.

To say that the government is deliberately failing is no idle talk. I was recently given an account of a discussion that was alleged to have taken place among labour party stalwarts concerning pursuing a strategic development project in the north of the island.  Given the credibility of the information source, I believe that this discussion may have really happened; but in any event, this is the kind of approach that I expect the PM to take.  I am told that a proposal was being made to develop a marina in the Portsmouth area.  The PM listened to the reasoning of those in the meeting, most of whom supported the idea and spoke about the benefits of having a marina in Dominica and how it would boost the island’s tourism. I am told that after listening to the views of the others in the meeting, the PM disagreed with going ahead with such a project, reasoning that such a project would only benefit the people of Portsmouth and the surrounding villages. He indicated that political considerations must enter every decision and so he would rather spread government money throughout Dominica to obtain greater political mileage.  We all know of how the Labour Party administration has used social programmes and other gift to deceive the people, so, that may have been what he meant by “spreading government money around”.  Such thinking from a PM is foolish at best, but it is clearly self-serving and this is the kind of thinking that has underdeveloped Dominica!

So clearly, we have to take development into our own hands as a people and not depend on the current government to lead the way.   But how do we that?  Its about organizing our people to make investment sacrifices; helping entrepreneurs to be better organized; making the right investment choices; attracting foreign investment based on sound workable proposals; finding export markets; organizing farmers and exporters, among other efforts.

It not going to be easy, but our backs are against the wall and we are going to have to work hard and be creative. I am certainly ready for that journey and I ask all right-thinking Dominicans to joint this effort.

What are the risks? Will the current ruling regime try to get in the way of people centred and people-lead progress? Let us continue to discuss next week.

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  1. Viewsexpressed
    May 3, 2021

    Lin Clown 🤡, please stop giving us this Comical fanfare messages, it’s not working and will NOT Work. We will NOT achnowledge the political Nonsensical ridiculous thoughts of your failed incompetent Immature visionless Labour Party Government under your failed Immature visionless Incompetent Failed Prime Minister Skerrit.
    Skerrit is Not sufficiently matured and visionary Developmentally focused to be Head or Prime Minister of our Challenged Dominica. Skerrit’s leadership skills has been a failure and not Sufficiently visionary nor intelligent enough to be our Prime Minister. If we have to move on as a people and build up our people and our Blessed country Dominica we have to get this Failed Skerrit PRIME MINISTER the Hell out of our government. We have had enough of Nonsensical thoughts and talks of Skerrit. It is and has been this Pappyshow Political wedding dress👗up as this fanfare comical on going to pappyshow Prime Minister. Skerrit must Get the hell out of our government.

  2. Viewsexpressed
    May 3, 2021

    This is what is penned above of this failed incompetent Labour Government.
    “We express three aspects of their criminal suppression strategy and concluded that many people voted for this Labour regime Because they received gifts and or wait to remain in line to receive significant gifts in favour.” This is a brutal behaviour from this failed Brutal Labour government and Incompetent and Immature DLP Government ably supported by its leader and its blind loyalists Who has been kept Dumb of the failure and incompetence and our suffering jobless people created obviously by this Lazy, unscrupulous politically uneducated of the concept of Socio-Economic Development. As a result our Suffering people, unemployed Young People and poverty families are functioning under this failed incompetent Skerrit’s Labour Party Government lead by this Immature, visionless Incompetent Odd Labour Party leadership and deaf Scouts. Shame!
    My people read well & beware of this failed incompetent Labour…

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  3. May 2, 2021

    I still don’t see why this man is writing those long articles speaking against what he calls: “the ruling regime has engaged in politics primarily in pursuits of personal and political interest to the detriment of the country’s optimal development”. And yet when he was in the position to fix the situation as he claimed it to be, he failed miserably.

    Now, what good does he expect to come out of those long alleluia; who is listening to him, that did not hear him before his pitiful failure–I wonder

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    • Viewsexpressed
      May 3, 2021… Madam Blind Elizabeth you pen and ask: “Who is listening to me…? Well Blind Elizabeth 😜 it is you reading and listening to me all the time and not Skerrit you’re listening to, because if you were only listening to you failed Fake Skerrit you would be focus more at him on his faiied leadership and dumb management of his Incompetent Leadership and Labour Party failed Government. Madam Clown 🤡 Elizabeth get serious ☺️ and not this blind Labour Loyalist you are. You are all about blindly protecting and supporting your failed incompetent immnature Skerrit show no respect nor loyalty and concerns for our Struggling poor families who are jobless be where Your Blind Skerrit got these people to come bow before him at that deceptive corrupted Red Clinic to receive cash rather than create jobs for them that they are independent and NOT dependent on him. That’s shameful, abusive disgusting, despicable behaviour condoned by you and your other Failed Skerrit flies…

  4. Disappointed
    May 2, 2021

    Bro i just wanna let you know how disappointed i am in you. I had been routing for you. You spoke my language. You addressed the real issues. You challenged the real ones who were to be challenged like Mia.
    But since your disappearance into oblivion you have defeated the purpose. Please in future and until things change. If you guys got loans. Have kids looking for jobs or scholarship please do not enter politics challenging skerit in dominica. Please stay away instead of giving ppl false hope. Please lay low. If not you will be attacked and packed.
    Bro ken i am sure this is the case with you. Either you have been bought or you owe.
    Father jah please help our lovely dominica.

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    • Ibo France
      May 3, 2021

      One doesn’t have to be a politician to make a meaningful and profound contribution to his country. You can be an advocate for justice, good governance, the equitable distribution of the country’s resources and for the uphold of morality and ethics in government.

      Who do think have Dominica in the economic mess and its underwhelming state of development? POLITICIANS!

      The country needs many more social activists than politicians to bring back good governance. Take off your blinders and become cognizant of the reasons for Dominica being the poorest and least developed of all the independent countries in the sub-Caribbean.

  5. Lin Clown
    May 1, 2021

    Under SKERRIT
    Emergency funds for farmers,Emergency funds for fishermen,3,000 students enfolled at State college.Free clllege tuition,St.Aroment Bathestate road,Scottshead seawall,REMOVAL OF HISPITAL USER FEES,Sultan road resurfaced,VielleCase road,Portsmouth fishing complex,Free medical for 18yrs and under,Georgetown housing,Grandfond housing,New Grammar School(uncle was expelled from there)100% water supply,Castlebruce housing.Layou emergency center,Jimmit housing,Morocan hotel,Bigger police force,More nurses employed,More firemen employed,DCP reopening…………………………..Galvanize factory opened,More public service vehicles(buses)More university scholarships, Allsaints university,Geothermal,INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT(in Francisco ODDS backyard)Windsor Park back road,New Macoucherie bridge,New Batalie bridge,Jungle Bay those who have let them see…………………………………..

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    • Ibo France
      May 3, 2021

      Lin Clown, let’s just assume that all you have stated is the gospel truth.. Let’s also examine the present realities of the average Dominican.

      These are the objective facts in the daily lives of most residents. In other words these are incontestable.

      *Thousands of Dominicans are out of work and relying on the good graces of others for their daily survival. HUNGER has become a constant companion of too many of our citizens.
      *The apartment units you have boasted about the occupants have no legal entitlement to them. They cannot be used as collateral to procure a bank loan.
      *The wages paid in Dominica by employers are among the lowest in the region.
      *Too many citizens are suffering from NCDs as a result of their economic inability to buy healthful foods.
      *Too many citizens have to be flown overseas, find money they don’t have, for medical treatment.
      Just a doze of reality for you.

    • Viewsexpressed
      May 3, 2021

      Lin Clown🤡, as Skerrit proudly said to the people of Dominica, including YOU. He strongly said: “Go to Hell Go to Hell 🔥it’s none of your Damn Business.!”. That is the nature, insulting phrase & language of your so called failed, Incompetent, visionless Prime (Odd) Prime Minister. This is where we are now under this failed incompetent Labour government and its failed Immature Incompetent visionless Prime Odd Minister. Our Dominica needs that change of a devoted committed visionary dedicated well versed Prime Minister to take our Dominica and it’s people to this level of Development, employment, proud of their Nature Isle and its people an not this created Deceptive, Bobolistic Corrupted Red Clinic where Skerrit has reduced our struggling people and families to the Red Clinic. Shameful!.
      We desperately need change & get Skerrit in his own words to: “Go to Hell, Go to Hell, it’s none of our Damn Business”.That’s the Nature of the beast. We need change. We welcome UWP Hon…

  6. Lin clown
    May 1, 2021

    In 2019,23,643 voted DLP.1,163 voters who voted UWP in 2014 did not vote them in 2019.
    Here is what they know under the DLP.
    Night landing,New Roseau hospital,Windsor Park stadium,Marigot hospital,4 new bridges across Roseau river,State house,Extention of DC airport runway,E O Leblanc highway,N O Liverpool highway,Charles ave road.NEP about 3,400 employed,Yes We Care 240 employed,2,700 person’s over 70 are getting $300 monthly,Clear Harbour Skerrit brought to Dominica almost 1,000 employed,Free medical for 60yrs and over,Pit toilet eradication,York valley bridge,Hillsborough gardens city,Belvue chopin city,School bus service,Roseau valley road,Cochrane road.Out of a population of 72,000 in 2021,Dominica has 37,000 registered vehicles.More than 3,000 are no longer paying rent.Kapinski hotel.$1 a sq ft of land sold to squatters.New mini hospitals built in 12 constituencies,Emergency medical funds(Sam Christian),Emergency funds for farmers,JUMBIE MONEY for bus drivers.FRANCISCO BLIND…

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  7. Lin Clown
    May 1, 2021

    I was told.It is alleged.More foolishness coming from a so called educated one.Here say,hear say as usual,BS.Only an overeducated JACKA like FRANCISCO ETTIENNE-ODDS would post that BS.These people are buried up to their eyebrows in misinformation and lies.

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    • Viewsexpressed
      May 3, 2021

      Lin Clown 🤡, get serious at get the hell out of this Skerrit Humourous Failed Labour Comical Party. They have failed us and our people and reduced our struggling people to begging and to this day our people has not benefitted from this failed incompetent Skerrit and his failed questionable incompetent Bobolistic deceitful Labour Party Government. This is where we are in our Government. Skerrit has failed us and has never been demonstrated this discipline as a Statement as head of a struggling poor country where he and his failed Labour government Team has failed to elevated our poor people and families to a standard of upliftment, independence and Employment. What we witnessed over years in office by this failed incompetent Labour government and its failed incompetent Labour Prime Minister. This current Labour Prime Minister and Labour Party Government must get the Hell Out of our government. We have had enough of this DLP nonesense. We welcome Decent Hon. Lennox Linton & UWP Team.

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