COMMENTARY: Is there really a viable alternative for the leadership of the country?

There seems to be a growing question asked by many Dominicans, “If not Skerrit, then who?”.

This question has become even more of a concern since the last parliamentary sitting and recent interview conducted with the Leader of the Opposition. Never before has the Opposition as a whole proven itself to be this unprepared to lead a country, to be an alternative, to be a government in waiting.

For us at PPOD, it was obvious at the parliamentary sitting that the Opposition UnitedWorkers Party (UWP), after two and a half years, have still not mastered or understood the parliamentary rules and procedures.

The constant misuse of the “points of order and clarification,” and lack of knowledge and understanding of the procedures when in use, makes clear that any of the concerns held by the public, would not be adequately and effectively presented before the House of Parliament. There were clear departures from parliamentary decorum, and the constant suggestion by the Speaker to the members of the Opposition to read and study the parliamentary rules, seemed almost elementary, similar to a teacher telling her students to do their homework.

The Opposition must represent a government in waiting and conduct themselves as such.

They should be able to properly articulate the public’s concerns in a manner that is effective, and so, able to achieve a desired result. We are aware of that which was the goal of the Opposition, and though their goal was somewhat achieved, was the presentation or implementation of this satisfactory or effective? With much energy spent to suspend the amendment to the Electoral Act, was this expended effort on one point of contention pursued to the detriment of proper scrutiny of the Supplemental Spending Bill? Was there a game plan to adequately scrutinize all the matters being brought before parliament.

Were the Opposition even able to disclose fully to the public, what ALL the proposed bills addressed specifically and the content of their written text? Was their adequate research done to give rebuttals to the government’s explanations or answers to questions? We ask these questions because there were clear moments when the government’s answers and explanations lacked merit or proper foundation. These cracks in their armour were seemingly unchallenged thus losing clear opportunities for further scrutiny of the proposed bill/bills by the opposition.

The Opposition purports to have ideas on how to turn around the economy, yet seem to have no measurable solutions, structure or strategy for achieving those goals. The leader of the Opposition in particular, seems unable to properly articulate a feasible and sustainable plan that if elected, will increase employment, upgrade health services, stimulate the private sector or address the discontent of the public sector employees, areas which PPOD believe should be high on the priority list for the country.

An alternative government also should be accompanied by alternative legislation. Therefore, we must ask, although the current government has brought proposed legislation to the parliament, what has the opposition brought in the alternative? While opposing certain actions of the government, what solutions have they formally brought forth? Are we to assume that based on the lack if knowledge of the parliamentary rules, that they also lack the requisite knowledge on how to properly put forth or present alternatives of their own? If this is the case, what type of Opposition are you? One who protests to achieve its goals, or one who uses the law and the rules set forth in the chess game of politics.

If the goal of the Labour Party was to make the opposition UWP look inept and unqualified to lead, that goal was clearly met and furthered by the actions in parliament against the Opposition. We would encourage the Parliamentary Opposition, as the Speaker of the House did, to do its homework and research in order to be more effective and efficient parliamentarians at the next sitting of the Parliamentary House.

To the Opposition United Workers Party, PPOD leaves this message; it matters not how strong your beliefs, how genuine your message, if it cannot be properly communicated in a manner suitable for its audience, your message is lost, even before it is uttered. It is important to act like the Government you seek to become, for it is the Government the people will expect you to be.

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71 Comments

  1. A viewpoint
    June 1, 2017

    I applaud PPOD for opening the debate/conversation on this subject. Although I think many in the comments section miss the point by labeling them as labor supoorters, yet seem to forget all the articles they have posted criticizing labor. It seems if you criticize labor, you are a workers surrogate, and if you criticize workers, you are a labor surrogate. Why can they not be independent and criticize both sides as an independent party?

    Anyway, I believe the point of this article is a critique of workers and their strategies. To encourage them to do some self evaluation to be more effective and efficient, and to open them to other views on how others, the people they are trying to capture or cross over may view them. They are clearly showimg that NO. They are not workers, they are not labor, and any one of them will be criticized .

    Watching the parliamentary process I could see many of the things presented in the article. Sometimes we do not want to hear the truth.

  2. Refreshing team i like
    June 1, 2017

    This is what Dominica needs – I welcome such feedback as an undecided voter. We ask this question all the time and shame on Labour for not recruiting that leader in 17 years to present to the public and UWP has not presented a leader the majority can identify with – People party hold strong cause you will get hit from both the ignorant people of both groups – from the looks of things on the ground and small talks I hearing you will get plenty votes so just keep your head up. I like what I see and so do many of us on ground so don’t let these Potto followers discourage you – we waiting and I know it will be worth it.

  3. Laura Smith
    May 31, 2017

    Stupes…Biasness and onesided. where is the balance?

  4. viewsexpressed
    May 31, 2017

    The so called devious PPP created a scenario and ask: “There seems to be a growing question asked by many Dominicans, “If not Skerrit, then who?”.
    Let me advise you Dominicans that this is an insider job from the thrills and trolls of the Corrupt labour Party. These PPP clowns are false and an extension of the corrupt Labour Party supporting and promoting the most corrupt leader in the Caribbean similar to that of the Papa and Baby Doc`s of Haiti which is now in deep poverty and will not improve. That is where Dominica is now and heading for the worse in poverty and have reduced Dominicans to beggars and deprived of their fundamental right to employment, while these so called ministers appears to be high in flight in available cash, meaning salary is a must.

  5. Papa Dom
    May 31, 2017

    I must applaud this organisation for doing its best to hand the next election to skerritt. What possible motive could the writer of this piece have other than to promote Labour? I can see no justification or credibility in the statement that the opposition doesn’t understand parliamentary procedure, on the contrary, the opposition has shown that they understand quite clearly. The speaker of the house demonstrates that she is the one who doesn’t understand and is clearly partial in her application of the rules of the house. The recent debate concerning the motion of privilege proves that ABK has no clue and her excuse that this was a new scenario for her is just that, an appalling excuse to deny the opposition. Furthermore, if this group was serious and knew anything about Dominica’s politics it would know that it’s presence at this time serves no useful purpose in the fight to unseat skerritt, neither is its attack on UWP

  6. PPOD GARBAGE
    May 31, 2017

    What is PPOD? Who are the people involved with PPOD? Does PPOD listen to Parliament?
    Shut up!

  7. James Christopher
    May 31, 2017

    Oh my, this article seeks to promote a new alternative by knocking the opposition and finally simply promoting the DLP…

  8. Lapowol
    May 30, 2017

    This piece woukd have been a lil more interesting if the writer presentedd themselves as an alternative political party as the name suggest…

  9. Spike
    May 30, 2017

    Yes, the opposition must demonstrate expertise in the mechanics of governing, including sitting in Parliament. But foremost it must clearly communicate what it intends to achieve as the next majority. Cheers to DNO for providing a forum for four political parties, but their preferences for the next government are vague. The PPOD spokesperson here does the easy job of pointing out that Mr. Linton mostly demonstrated disruption, but never explained on behalf of what; he is just as much in favour of CBI as Labour is. I posted that the recent Liberty essay was just as vague. Criticise Mr. Linton and perhaps he will learn rules of procedure and maybe tie his necktie better. Instead, DLP and PPOD should share with us their party manifestos. Tell us exactly what about the law and budget you would change and what you think the effects would be. And who are your leaders and where can one go to hear them in person?

  10. %
    May 30, 2017

    If not Skerrit then Who?… In the DLP the answer is no one else…You don’t pose that question to any other political party in the Commonwealth. All the political have people to replace their leader if needs be.

  11. freedom fighter
    May 30, 2017

    The Opposition did very well this time in Parliament unlike previous sittings of Parliament. It’s a learning process but when you are bullied in school by your piers and especially by the Teacher you can’t really learn anything.

  12. Hendricks ismael
    May 30, 2017

    Every one in the diaspora with education have to know as a young country we are learning how to manage big enterprises. So what has to happen the ones with the knowledge have to teach the ones with shot commings. Let’s take a look at how Singapore did it. Critical thinking is fine, good constructive criticism is good , but always remember we do not have to much time to waste. Quote from societies . The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing . I know that I am intelligent , because I know that I know nothing . There is only one good knowledge , one evil it’s called ignorance . I cannot teach anybody body any thing , I can only make them think . Together let’s help each other and help build our lovely nature island . May our ancestors keep the commander and chief in good health , and every body prosper like the 8 billionaires in Jamaica .

  13. mine
    May 30, 2017

    Good article. The thing that makes lennox not a leader figure he never comdemne the fires, stones throwing and the road blocking, he sang it and then it happened.

    • viewsexpressed
      May 31, 2017

      You are in deep denial. Hon. Linton came out with a statement disassociated his party, UWP from any outrageous and ant – social activities that took place during and after their successful meeting calling on Skerrit to Go ASAP because he is a liability to Dominica and its struggling people.

      Your mind is certainly bias and in the wrong place and you fail to comprehend the bigger picture of corruption activities of bobol, poor governance and lack of transparency by this, your corrupt Labour party and inefficient PM. Skerrit must go. He is killing Dominica

      • Dominican
        May 31, 2017

        How can he disassociate from it after he incited it? You forgot the song “Bawi, we not taking tear gas again, is coolwosh like rain”” He is on record and that song will be played forever so denial just shows that he is a flip flop like Trump

  14. Hendricks ismael
    May 30, 2017

    I am not a politician , I am a Dominican that loves to see my island and people succeed . We have a two party system which is good , the one that’s in power controls the majority of the seats. They were voted by the majority . I don’t know Honourable Mr Linton personally, so I have no reason to think he is not a good man. I know Dr Roosevelt skerritt very well by his record of accomplishment. If Mr Linton would swallow his pride have a private meeting with the pm , and say I would like to bid for the job to build the new marigot hospital I am sure the pm would consider it. Because pm loves to see all Dominicans prosper. Mr Linton is the one having a civil war he cannot win. That’s some useful advice I am giving you again. It’s about sharing the cbi- money with all Dominicans , isn’t that’s what you want Mr Linton . They offered you houses for your people you did not take it yet. Approach pm he is a good man who loves all Dominicans .

    • May 30, 2017

      I second that advise to Mr Linton but I seeing that foolish pride I. Him he will not

    • viewsexpressed
      May 31, 2017

      LOL..LOL “I know Dr Roosevelt Skerrit very well by his record of accomplishment. ……..” Accomplishment???, man, woman are you for real. What accomplishment, oooooohhhh, Lets us list some of them: You mean the famous Bin Bobo….the famous Fertilizer Bobol, the buying of people to vote, the famous “No LAW, No Constitution…etc…, a total disregard and respect of Dominica`s highest government Law.?
      The issue is not Hon Linton & UWP, it is Skerrit, his corrupt Labour govt, his blind followers in denial like yourself promoting the high poverty, lack of development in Dominica. Skerrit and corrupt government nothing of good governance, transparency, the operate a fast food obese government and Dominica`s heart is ticking.
      “Approach PM “A good man? not even as PM he can be approached – he is extremely limited and has no respect for professionals and for the discipline of development of state and people. Its handouts Red Clinic buying poor people in need for votes. That is…

  15. May 30, 2017

    It’s time for we Dominicans to get out off the banana plantations mentalety Barbados people are calling us monkey people they are saying how we are stupid even st kits are calling us hungry wen Leblanc was premier Patric john was first prime minister of Dominica they run them off’ every body who should be role models who should be speek sayes nothing ignorant about the truth, In there cultsh manner don’t u all see something is roung’ we’re in the world people’s are praising MEN who interfere with school children

  16. food in school
    May 30, 2017

    people’s party of Dominica is us, DLP we are here to destroy UWP. STOP taking us seriously we are just the youth arm of the Dominica labour party so do you expect us to revile our own, or tell you exactly who we are? HA HA HA.

  17. Rather have jesus than silver and gold
    May 30, 2017

    I thinks, Linton is very powerful , Workers supporters, should not be distracted,by these tactics, This is another labour party in disguise , They see nothing wrong with all those millions of dominica money being thrown away, ,,Nor with all those doggy diplomats giving dominica bad name, ,All they see is linton, ,The biggest mistake workers will ever make, is to change this leader, That will make skerit smile, and he will finally be able to have a good night rest ,Skerit is a wrestler who is looking for the weakest opponent to beat, Some workers supporters are like fools, sorry to say that, How can you make a wrestler decide which opponent he want to defend his belt with? dont you know that he will chose the weakest?and refuse the strongest/ So how stronger can linton be? Skerit is now playing on workers supporters mind,what a shame

    • %
      May 30, 2017

      I fully concur..With all the problems plaguing this country, I cant understand this piece on foolishness., from some people in hiding..

    • me
      May 31, 2017

      did you read the article

    • Man bites Dogs
      May 31, 2017

      @ COMMENT Above,
      I would like to asked you to name me something good Linton, has done to name him a powerful man? Linton is useless that guy have not done a thing in his life apart from spinning records on an old turn table and throwing stones after fish in the Sea in Marigot So you don’t come with your donkey sort of crap talk.

      • truth ,no lie
        May 31, 2017

        T man bite dogs, I will tell you one good thing linton has done Just one still , There is a million more, The first one, He made your prime minister pay back to the country over 60 thousand dollars over his land transaction, Isn’t this a good thing? ,Your money it was, your tax money ,

      • True
        May 31, 2017

        @ Man bites Dogs

        You’re clearly a simpleton if you choose to ignore Lennox Linton’s leadership values which are by far greater than Skerrits. Wise people know UWP is at its strongest (and will continue to strengthen) and thats what is getting the cabal nervous

  18. quiet
    May 30, 2017

    Well written

  19. love my country
    May 30, 2017

    garbage! garbage! garbage. form your party and try to be an alternative too.
    doh try to bring down one for you to look good. be relevant what or who is ppod.
    we will show you who will be the alternative come election.

  20. Dominican2thebone
    May 30, 2017

    Well articulated. It’s that out of the box thinking that Dominica truly needs. Hope PPOD gains some serious grounds in the political field – so far that’s the best I see

  21. Hendricks ismael
    May 30, 2017

    In your outline about the opposition you are correct , I have been trying to help them but they would not take my advice , it’s about how are you going to create jobs for the people . I am an African first, I love my brother Linton , and I also love my brother Dr Roosevelt skerritt too. The cbi program is sopping Mr Sam Raphael with money to build a hotel that will employ over 100 workers, so I want to give Mr Linton some more advice , go to parliament and say it’s a good thing. And tell the country what are you going to do that’s different . You have not made your case to convince me that you have a better program.

    • Rather have jesus than silver and gold
      May 30, 2017

      Foolishness , any person who believes that accepting moneys in spite of how they are achieved , Hates their country , so mr linton is on track, We have no problem with CBi money, Is how it is being handled, I love this man linton, I will always stand on the side of Truth, Justice, and righteousness because, you cant lose with GOD on your side, This is his promised word,Every day i am seeing this frase coming more to light, Since labour came, God left, , s it possible to be a child of God , born again, and to be a labourite? no , You cannot serve God and mamon

    • redrum
      May 30, 2017

      Yes Hendricks, between the two, I am undecided. Neither has convinced me.

  22. %
    May 30, 2017

    Yes there is a viable alternative..In fact if general election 2014 was a fair one,with no massive voter importation,treating and bribing UWP would have defeated the COMMESS which goes by the acronym DLP..In DLP if not Skerrit? Well NONE OF THE OTHER CLOWNS…They are all INCAPABLE!!!You cant ask this comical and preposterous question in UWP..All the candidates are good leaders.To come with this foolishnesd at this point indicates how brainless,naive and shall you all are..Stop staying in the bushes,poking all you ugly heads,and pulling it back..Come into the ring,like UWP..Is this a party with no members?.
    SKERRIT MUST GO!
    SKERRIT MUST GO!!
    SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!!

  23. Massacre
    May 30, 2017

    I have said it and I will say it again, The People Party of Dominica is an underground working group for Labor Party.
    I know some of the people involved , don’t you see they have never come out in the open to show their faces?
    I want them to know that there is always an alternative to any political party. DLP and its surrogates are putting this garbage out there to side-line UWP and DFP , but we all know that technique is an old trick used by politicians before and it will not work this time around.
    Based on the condition Dominica is in today , I believe we should give another party a chance to prove themselves.

    • %
      May 30, 2017

      I use to believe them man were genuine. Now I will reject them, because apparently they seem to be Labourites but disguised as some other group!

    • Xxxxxxx
      May 31, 2017

      Well said…..Right now the decision of Dominicans must be to vote the lesser of the two evils

  24. ” Opposition as a whole proven itself to be this unprepared to lead a country, to be an alternative, to be a government in waiting.”(PPOD)).

    That is a pitiful, very stupid remark by this so called PPOD. If the unknown PPOD, wish to launch a political attack on the UWP, I believe they could have done it in a different way! To suggest the UWP are unprepared to lead the country is a bunch of baloney, garbage talk!

    You see all the scum bags are saying is simply this: not you; but us! We all are aware that Roosevelt Skerrit is not serving any useful purpose in the country, since his ideas are redundant, he is actually bankrupt of ideas. In the event the new talking clowns had any commonsense, maybe they should think in terms of working together with the UWP, and the DFP in order to rid the country of Skerrit.

    A coalition between the three should not be ruled out: An attack on the UWP is hogwash!

    • viewsexpressed
      May 30, 2017

      FET, I agree with you fully. I feel there is not sufficient analysis and understanding of the root and status of politics, partisan politics and its operation in Dominica. Like Freedom, Mamo gone, so the Freedom party went Down and all these incompetent lazy Freedomites speceally the high society abandon ship and slick themselves like leeches onto an easy to go weak and incomepetent leader/Pm, Skerrit where fast food attiutde has been adopted onto the poor. We are moreorless lazy to build and sustain party once in opposition.
      The UWP was in a transition, Hon James exited, the party did the honorable thing called elections and elected a forminadle person in Hon Linton. That is continuity. The issue is our people has been corrupted & gravitate on Skerrit, Not labour because of poverty.
      This new team embraces new members have been well disciplined, prepared, highly professional, cmpatred to te Bin \bool, Fertiliser Bobol, CBI Bobl plitical misfts within the Labour corrupt government.

    • KaliBud
      May 30, 2017

      Why don’t u listen and learn, for once. Everybody knows Linton is all about confrontation, and most often has no factual backing. It is unbecoming of any leader. Well let’s not waste our time….he shall NEVER be Prime Minister

      • %
        May 30, 2017

        You clearly do not know the meaning of “everybody” since thousands out there would tell you that you should exclude them.

    • concern citizen
      May 30, 2017

      I support U 100%+ that is the TRUTH Mr Dods

    • mine
      May 30, 2017

      Francisco when was the last time you visited Dominica?

      • How important it is for you to know when last I was there?

        What would you have benefited if you saw me the last time I was there?

        I do not give handouts, nor do buy and give free rum to people eh!

    • Dumb
      May 30, 2017

      It’s your kind of foolish support that will keep UWP where they are.??

    • Man bites Dogs
      May 31, 2017

      @ Francisco comments, all of yous lots so-called Workers Party supporters are all reptiles, hulligans,hypocrites lots .What the PPOD said about Linton and his mob so-called Workers Party are all true to the bone, If the same had been said about the Labour administration you hypocrites would be jumping about the place like gorillas, So to you Francisco who knows where he will be going when he kick the bucket bloody idiot their are two ways 6feet under or in a insinuator my man.

      • Man Eat Raw dog meat, I pity you!

        You are so ignorant, there is no point of me trying to defend against you, each time I try to defend against you one thing keeps popping into my mind: it is a warning I got from my late father who was not a very educated man: Nevertheless, he warned me never to argue with a fool, because the fool will always win the argument!

        Hahashahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

        You want to know why? Because the fool; a fool can only understand what he/she conceived, and developed in their own mind. So, no matter what they are told by another person they cannot comprehend. Now I saw you wrote “socalled.” I corrected you and told you to write it thus: ” so called.” Now I see you wrote it thus: So-called, so-called twice. If you were not an uneducated fool you would not have hyphened so called. There are occasions when words are hyphened, so called is not one of them.

        And that’s all I have to say to you Mr. Dog!

      • True
        May 31, 2017

        You that “Man Bites Dogs” is really a simpleton. If this were a piece properly chastizing the govt, you would be calling the PPOD a joke and saying they are an opperative of the opposition. Don’t be ignorant now

      • Man Eat Raw Dog meat; let me show you the difference between you and I, in a very simply way!

        “So to you Francisco who knows where he will be going when he kick the bucket bloody idiot their are two ways 6feet under or in a insinuator my man.”(Man Bite Dog).

        Now I can call you a bloody bloke; you did not know I knew that one? Well I lived in England also. You are an ignorant bloke! First of all there are two ways to get rid of a dead body, and that is by burying, or incinerating the body. “their are”: you should have written ‘there are.”

        To incinerate means to burn! An insinuator is a person insinuating something: hence, to insinuate means to impart, or communicate with artful, or oblique reference. I can expand but since you are limited, I will not stretch it.

        Rather than you call UWP people out of their names, trying to insult you are proving you are not even kindergarten material. The time you took to teach yourself “there is no god since you living in uk…

  25. Dominican
    May 30, 2017

    Well written and true. Wait for the stones by UWP is there they strong. Lennox is just not PM material plain and simple and unless UWP can swallow their pride and deal with this they will stay in the yard. The only plan I see Lennox has and is passionate about fulfilling is to stone the govt out of office since of course he has realized that he cant be voted in.

    • Dominican, whoever you are: can you describe a distinctive mark on any one individual identifying them as Prime Minister material?

      Remember, Lennox has saved the nation hundreds of dollars, more than half of a million dollars, which people you all honor, and love extracted from the government treasury, intended for personal use. We call that stealing. In a government led by Lennox most likely will move the nation towards industrialization of the country, rather than a dependency on the sale of passports.

      The dislike of someone is not a reason to suggest they are incapable of doing a job! Lennox has proved himself capable in many different areas, that he is capable of getting things done.

      Working as a team, collectively can accomplish great things; Lennox is as far as I am concern an honest man, and a good manager. I doubt corruption, and corrupted activities are in his plan to governance!

    • %
      May 30, 2017

      This is high class garbage,most likely coming from a hater!!!Linton has never,ever been involved in stone throwing,neither has he encouraged anyone to do so..
      YOUR WICKED SOUL..Your filth will not touch Honourble Linton.

  26. It's my damn business too man!
    May 30, 2017

    This article is as bad as the garbage I see all over in Dominica and should be treated as such

  27. Shaka Zulu
    May 30, 2017

    I agree with you to an extent. You talk about the audience. The masses do not pay attention to parliment and are the ones affected mostly by gifts, money and materials. Most dominicans could care less what’s going on in Parliament. To think, if not skerrit then who is ridiculous. There are many competent Dominicans who I think would do much better job. The problem is you cannot reason with ignorance and these are the effects of a brain drain. My mom is over 65 and she has no clue what the Constitution looks like far less what’s in it, and so to do many Dominicans. The responsibility of knowing the standing order of the house should be the responsibility of every Dominicans not just the opposition and government. This just reflects our country how ignorant we choose to be while we remain highly superstitious and regressive. As a result we are easily fooled and manipulated. Deceptive men like Skerrit strive in these environments.

    • viewsexpressed
      May 30, 2017

      Whooooooaaaaa…well said, well put, well reserached, must be an observer of partisan politics at its best in Dominica. The Opposition UWP has peformd well and has this corrupt Labour government on its toes as we wait for their riches and corrupt ractices to unfold. One lwyer who frequents the middle East is said to buying protery like joke in Roseau,…..careful he may also purchase the Roseau river, it isso close to home.
      The answer is that we Dominicans mmust eevated ourseeves to the standards of this current UWP and discipline ourseves to say no to corruption and that Skerrit Must Go……..Kick him ut, we must do that and ask the sitting President to nuture us into the koolwash brigade. Now is the time this nuisance politician, once dubbed the lasiet in Dominca should get off his high office and cindemn this corrupt leader Skerrit, the same way he exercised his energy and rghts upon Patrick John and the then Labour Government.
      Traitors on board. Free up Dominica. Skerrit must…

    • Mindful
      May 30, 2017

      Best comment here

  28. Youth
    May 30, 2017

    Well said 100% behind this message the UWP are simply not ready and will never be ready in my honest opinion…..i personally wont be voting come next election as neither party can do a good job in governing the country

  29. May 30, 2017

    Well said, I agree with your commentary 100%, I hope they are listening .

  30. truth
    May 30, 2017

    Nonsense ,nonsense, Nonsense, The opposition leader have to be educating the speaker of the house which is there for over 17 years ,what the constitution means and how the rules of the house should be excecuted ,, how to do her job right, You this labour cronie talking nonsense, Skerit is prime minister for 16 years and still haven’t learned hornesty and good leadership values , you do not see that?, Hypocrite , This still wouldn’t stop reggae, Linton is coming, We need someone who have a hatred for wrongdoings, ,Who will stand for truth justice and righteousness, and linton is the one, Skerit must go

  31. JBaptiste
    May 30, 2017

    This critique of the opposition leadership though sound is not helpful to either their cause or yours. I am indeed baffled by the opposition’s inability to win an election even with the incumbent party doing everything wrong. But to evoke doubt among those that support them when your party is not yet ready will just lead to another win for the DLP. The opposition is in a precarious situation where they have to make serious but well calculated changes or all will be lost this time.
    I share these with them for free.
    1. Mr Richard advices are not working. Get rid of him.
    2.Get all your candidates now (reminder mahaut)
    3.Create sub groups in each constituency among farmers ,fishermen,sportmen etc.
    4.Stop blasting the welfare programs.I hate it too but the majority of faithful supporters benefits so it wont help you. Instead try to educate them on the ills of their perpetual welfare state.
    5.Get the state college student vote. The biggest group of people transitioning to the voting…

    • Dominican
      May 30, 2017

      They wont get students vote nah with dem road blocks

      • True
        May 30, 2017

        They’ll get mine yh..only foolish students wont want change

    • Dominican
      May 30, 2017

      Jb your advice has been passed to the opposition leader and the party but this is not what they want to hear. All they want is to put out skerrit with violence. LL has proven to be a violent man from school days no wonder.

  32. Zulu
    May 30, 2017

    They are trying to destroy the same country the want to lead,who should the people vote them in power.

    • %
      May 30, 2017

      The ones who deal with the criminals like Monfared,are the ones destroying the country…I am sure that you know them.

  33. DSC Alumni
    May 30, 2017

    But in reality who is PPOD? You all claim the opposition has not been communicating yet many people are understanding their visions and mission. Most of which is economic stimulation, increased transperancy and accountability and legislation enforcement. What’s truly the problem is Dominicans CHOOSE what they want to listen to and that is our ignorance which plagues us all. PPOD isn’t doing any better at this point because they haven’t had nothing on the ground (which the Opposition has) and lack an identity. Most take you all as a joke so please act more responsible. It’s not the opposition you should be vilifying believing that will give you some ground. Its the current corrupt govt we should all be pressuring to do better.

    • viewsexpressed
      May 30, 2017

      Well said,, I concur, well said.

    • %
      May 30, 2017

      I am waiting for them to come out..This article is fully loaded with lies and untruth about both the opposition leader,and the opposition UWP!!!

  34. Truthful
    May 30, 2017

    Well written article that puts the opposition and Linton in focus. Calling and protesting violently for Skerrit to go will not do anything. If you serious about leading a country you need to reach out to the voters and masses and spread your message , build your support and win the next elections. Stop behaving stupid….mic drop!

  35. viewsexpressed
    May 30, 2017

    “We ask these questions because there were clear moments when the government’s answers and explanations lacked merit or proper foundation.”

    The PPP, thus: “clear moments when the government’s answers and explanations lacked merit or proper foundation….”. I found strange that a party purporting to be an alternative to UWP expect any Opposition to be detailed in their plans as if the these honarable UWP know nothing of what t do. Skerrit supposedely articulate no plans let alone conceive. After 12 bad years that inept Pm is still beggng for money where there is no invest in Domininca with the latets cry of dasheen sold to the USA (LOL).
    I am not sure the PPP understands the role of the Parliametray Opposition (UWP) and their comments henceforth is worrying . The UWP is clouded with an honourable and very experienced leader identfying concerns and priorities for Dominica while Labour is corrupt. There is that much one can do in opposition and I beieve the UWP has under…

  36. chocolata
    May 30, 2017

    i guess the Israelites must have been saying the same thing- “if not king Saul – then who?”) . Remember many of them only knew King Saul. But God – Jehovah – had appointed a David. There is no need to worry – Those of us who put their trust in Him , shall not fear

  37. Diana
    May 30, 2017

    I know now that you are a foolish woman. What sitting of parliament were you listening to?

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