LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sorhaindo’s nauseating attempts to tarnish my good name

Dr. Thomson Fontaine

Allow me an opportunity to respond to Rupert Sorhaindo vicious and unprovoked assault on my good name and character in a Letter to the Editor dated May 6, 2018 and captioned ‘Dr. Fontaine’s deceit exposed’.

For the record let me state that Sorhaindo’s attempt to call me a liar for stating that I was appointed as a Senior Economic Advisor to the government of South Sudan can only be viewed as a statement of a man groveling at the feet of the Skerrit Administration and eager to score points for whatever reward he has been promised.

Indeed since 2016 Sorhaindo has waged an unrelenting attack against my person, largely in the New Chronicle, in the name of politics. His approach fits the so-called strategy of the Dominica Labour Party to do everything possible to tarnish my solid name and reputation within the Dominican public.

Part of that had to do with his persistent lie that I somehow took land belonging to the DAAS even after the owners of Rosalie Estate confirmed that I had purchased the land for a sum of $66,000 and that the piece of land in question had nothing to do with the DAAS.

Sorhaindo must be possessed by that spirit of his white ancestors who owned slaves in the Delices area. It is hard for him to countenance that me a child of relatively poor black people could rise to such world prominence in my area of work.

I was initially surprised by the viciousness of his attack in the newspaper and responded to him privately because after all Sorhaindo should know me quite well.

Firstly, he taught me at the St Mary’s Academy, secondly we taught together for three years at the SMA and later for six years I taught while he was principal at the Clifton Dupigny Community College, now the State College. At no time within that period we worked together did he have any reason to question my professionalism, integrity, honesty and competence. Indeed my hard work getting near hundred percent passes for the economics and statistics students year after year at the college made him look good.

The prospect of a seemingly old man living in near obscurity in Dominica trolling the internet looking for proof of my appointment in South Sudan is indeed laughable. This shows how far this regime is prepared to go in their sick pursuit of tarnishing my impeccable image in the name of politics.

So allow me to set his mind at ease. The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) was set up by the guarantors of the Peace Agreement in South Soudan in 2015 following a bitter civil war, which broke out in 2013. JMEC’s mandate is to oversee implementation of the Peace Agreement during the three year transition period.

During that time a transitional government of National unity was set up together with a Transnational Legislative Assembly. There were specific recommendations developed within the context of the Peace Agreement including in the areas of Security, Governance, Justice, Economic and Humanitarian affairs.

The transitional government is charged with implementing the specific recommendations of the chapter within the Peace Agreement pertaining to the economy, for which I am responsible. Since arriving in South Sudan last May I have given specific policy advice to the government through JMEC with regards to the economy and recently briefed the Legislators. Further, I have assisted in helping draft a Strategic Development Plan for South Sudan designed to allow the country to successfully negotiate the transition.

Whatever drives Sorhaindo’s persistent mean-spirited and envious attacks against me can only be reconciled in his own warped mind. Let’s hope that he can further reconcile his blatant and disgusting attacks against me with whatever reward he has been promised or may have already received.

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  1. Anansi
    May 9, 2018

    I have lost all respect for you Rupert. It is because of you that I pursued one of my careers as a forensic technician with an increased love of science. If I had known that behind this vivacious teacher was to be this grudging old man, I think I would have switched to the arts.

    Now everyone knows that you are butt kissing, but especially with your boy in that position at the manufacturing plant paid for by CBI monies, we know you have to kiss up some more – nothing being sacred.

  2. lp
    May 9, 2018

    This man never became anything, is he still an unqualified teacher? i smell very bad breath. sick.

  3. St joe massive
    May 8, 2018

    Every time you call out Uwp people it’s always bitter and shameful great job mr RP

  4. ?????????????????
    May 8, 2018

    But Thompson Fontaine with all respect to you, You were engaged and still engaged in tarnishing the name of the Prime Minister and Government.

    So how does it feel??? The Golden rule – Do unto others as you would like them to do for you.

    Have u Thompson Fontaine ever stopped to think how the Honourable Prime Minister feels when you and your group (associations) say all those things about him and others? You can never provide facts and trying to work on the minds of the ignorant to cause war and strife.

    Take it. How does it feel. Conscience conscience be your guide. Stop using those who do not understand about government’s regulations and order to satisfy your personal agenda of winning an election to be in Government. Government is a serious thing & you will be accused criticized because you and your group set the pace.

    One who did not eat school fees, can think for myself, read a lot, doesnot like gossip, Lies, stories without facts (documentation). Isaac out…

    • Frank Talker
      May 8, 2018

      Well I would think that the Great Skerr It can defend himself.

    • viewsexpressed
      May 9, 2018

      The Prime Minister, this failed sitting PM, holding this decent seat is a public servant(a position he does not deserve to hold) and is accountable to us Dominicans, not Tony Astaphan, the disappointed one. Dominicans and all those like JI, who has jumped ship from a decent party and now rubbing themselves on failed government led by Skerrit. I believed they do so to get what they want that they not really deserved., not have country first, an island in deep poverty, corruption and deceitfulness.
      Skerrit must Go. And for your information ?????????????????, it is Skerrit who has tarnished his own name big time. When you circle about and in the company of strange fellows, you will be stained, like you are now.
      Thompson is honourable, has reached a standard that those who talk about him must kno he is a decent top ranking public officer having served at the IMF and engaged in top quality work. What expertise has Skerrit got to be called to the professional circle. ? The art of Bobol. ??

    • Ha
      May 9, 2018

      There’s a difference between being spiteful and being honest.

  5. Warma
    May 8, 2018

    Rupert Sorhaindo, you’re embarrassing yourself now. As a former student of yours at SMA I must say you have no shame. My advice to you – put the bottle down. You’re drinking too much White Oak

  6. Michael Davis, Esq.
    May 8, 2018

    DNO – please permit me an additional note to give my classmate some public advise:

    Thomson Fontaine – the simple way to stop the “personal attacks” upon your reputation and character – is for YOU repudiate those on your team whom have practiced this dark art of the politics of personal destruction. Ask them to apologize to their victims.

    Let the chips fall where they may on that DAAS ting and land purchased from an estate. Make the closing documents of you purchasing the land from Rosalie Estate public – and let others do the judging.

    BUT you should have know – that when you live in a glass house – you don’t throw or help others throw stones at other’s “glass” houses.

    Remember – What’s Good for the Goose Is Good for the Gander!

    • Dada
      May 8, 2018

      You are a disgrace to your profession – how’s the construction work going Esquire ??? People are wondering if u are disbarred and looking for Job in the cabal

      • Mama
        May 8, 2018

        Dada – it is people like you whom don’t use their name – insulting people – whom are responsible for the under-development of the human condition in Dominica.

        You’re Mama.

    • viewsexpressed
      May 8, 2018

      Mr Michael the goose of Mr Davis the gander,,,what your brief. Go after Sorhaindo, not Dr Fontaine, he is nt the one who created this scandal n one of Dominica’s favourite well known son of the soil. The ductored Skerrit cannot come in the foot of Dr. Fontaine. Skerrit is a fake and looks like an puppet on a spring from the likes of a Asstaphan, an other disloyal sons and daughters of our poor country under the e=watch of your failed kerrit and corrupt Labour Government.
      Skerrit must Go

    • Frank Talker
      May 8, 2018

      I would think that those who Thomson hurt can come out and let their chips fall. Stay out of that Michael.

  7. May 8, 2018

    Mr Sorhaindo what is your beef with the good Dr. Should you not be the one praising and exhaulting your former student? Like the old creole proverb goes “e hosey ne ou” (excuse my creole) or is it a case of repaying ungratefulness with ingratitude. I’m sure there are other persons who applied for the job and a son of the soil was selected (your former student) you should have been proud sir and should be singing his praise; does it have to be all about you and you cabal. Get off your high horse before it kicks up and throw you to the ground.

  8. Michael Davis, Esq.
    May 8, 2018

    My classmate Thomson Fontaine – – – Rupert Sorhaindo was our form teacher at SMA. You’re are calling the pot black – – – but you are the kettle who started & inflamed the bonfire. You are under assault – by the very technique you have used to assault others reputations and characters.

    You have hidden behind Lennox Linton’s libelous & slanderous attacks of others – now you complain when your very same medicine is administered to you.


    • viewsexpressed
      May 8, 2018

      Absolute Rubbish Michael Davis Esq…. Nice try. Those who has been called associated with this corrupt PM and his corrupt government are well called because they help in his professional capacities to honour and promote an inept poor p.m. to office and stayed at the side-lined and watch him and encourage his decretory ur island to ate worse level of poverty and bribery and thievery of the minds of people like me. Same n you all so called educated fools and blind supporters.

      Skerrit must Go

    • May 8, 2018

      Michael Davis, Dr. Fontaine did not purchased his doctorate he worked very hard the son of a poor family and today you of all people want to challenging him, what is wrong with us Dominicans why is it we go all out to destroy each other, We refuse to accept facts instead we live on hate, jealousy and revenge and where does that takes us no where far because we still remain the pig pen.

  9. Labourite no more... abandoning ship
    May 8, 2018

    Hi Dr Thomson,
    I am disappointed in your entertainment of this fast-accelerating demise of a figure in Mr Sorhaindo. Since hate is the raw emotion and jealousy has various stages, I would be inclined to say that his hatred of you is BREEDING jealousy. It breeds a contempt in him born of envy towards you because of what you have achieved – what he secretly desire. Mr Sorhaindo’s mind is fuelled by emotions of insecurity, fear and over his lack of possessions, status or something of great personal value, which you possess that in which he doesn’t possess.

    The man’s emotions towards you manifests itself in anger, resentment, inadequacy, helplessness and disgust… sorry Dr Thomson it’s his problem not yours.

    Please Dr Thomson… don’t give this sad man the time of the day by responding to his many irritations.

  10. May 8, 2018

    I tried to understand what Soraindo was rambling about and failed. These ramblings were perhaps motivated by jealousy something only Soraindo will know. However Fontaine should not complain about the attacks on his character by Sorhaindo as he has already inflicted serious damage to his character when he as treasurer of DAAS, transferred funds from DAAS account to his own personal account without the knowledge of the executive. So Fontaine has already inflicted serious damage to his character that cannot be repaired in this lifetime. Let us not forget Fontaine’s constant attacks on the character of Skeritt and his ministers, Fontaine seems to like to do unto others that which he does not like for himself.

  11. Labourite no more... abandoned ship
    May 8, 2018

    What interests a man, so call man of intellect like Mr Sorhaindo to invest all of a fast approaching, if not already occurred, receding life into trying to establish the job title of another fellow Dominican. Shouldn’t what be more beneficial to Dominican nationals is a clinical job like this into the affairs of the Dominican government’s mismanagement of the states financies/resources as a result of bribery, corruption, subornation, payola, palm-greasing, graft, hush-money, dishonesty, deceit, deception, duplicity, double-dealing, etc, etc.

    May 7, 2018

    Dr. Sorhaindo has written and spoke the TRUTH. Tell Fontaine to speak the TRUTH you ALL UWPites are too BIAS and hyprocrite. If it was Skerrit you all would be on CBS and CBI SPEWING ALL SORTS about him(Skerrit). Thomson must come clean if claims to be the person he is.
    What I hate with YOU UWPites is that you ALL like giving blows but YOU ALL can’t take REAL BLOWS.

  13. My name
    May 7, 2018

    Dr. Fontaine.pray for him. Seems Sorhaindo needs prayers. This spells out jealousy. Let not your heart be troubled. God sees and knows all the mischief makers.

  14. Jealousy
    May 7, 2018

    Knowledge is power .
    He is jealous of you.
    Plain and simple.

  15. Wa Papa
    May 7, 2018

    I applaud your response for there are always two sides to a story. I however got lost while reading as you attempted to bring up the black and white issue, clearly for sympathy reasons. I expected you to debunk the retired doctor’s claim that you were in fact, not employed by the Govt. of South Sudan as their Senior Economic Advisor. Instead using rhetoric you portrayed him as a man that isn’t your friend but yet supported what he said. You admitted that you were a member of the Resource, Economic and Financial Management Working Committee operating under the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission established under Article VII in 2015. JMEC is not part of the Govt. In fact the South Sudan Govt is not responsible for members of JMEC, so the South Sudan Govt didn’t employ you as an economic advisor to the South Sudan Govt. You are a member of a committee that gives advise to the Govt in various areas as mentioned. You are also aware that the South Sudan Govt. hardly take or…

    • C.G
      May 7, 2018

      Exactly, and why are all these people being so disrespectful to Mr. Sorhaindo’s observation. He is correct that and is really easy to understand.
      Now, i have thought about Mr. Fountain’s response and I don’t see why he would play the Race card for no reason at all. Except for that he is an insecure person. We all know that there is no racism there or jealousy coming from Sorhanindo. We all know that Mr. Sorhaindo is well qualified to be anything he wanted but chose to be a science teacher at SMA who taught many bad-*** black kids like myself for years. So Dr. Fountain as he likes to be called has revealed or manifested his insecurities by what he said. Why you think he got a doctorate in a non-science field while his siblings don’t even have a college degree. Think about it if you have the opportunity to get a Doctorate wouldn’t you help your own brother out? So, that shows what kind of selfish man Dr. Fountain truly is.

    • Papa Dom
      May 8, 2018

      Are you a fool or what? Where or when did you hear the man say that he was employed by the government of South Sudan?

  16. Roy Williams
    May 7, 2018

    Dr. Fontaine, please don’t belittle yourself, by answering this retired failed teacher and jumped politician. He knows what he did to the Freedom party, for thirty pieces of brass.

  17. Ronald Abraham
    May 7, 2018

    Rupert I read your accusation that Dr Fontaine is misleading on his appointment I honestly do not see such differences from your story and his.

    I therefore, am forced to conclude, that there is a motive behind your article.

    It reminds me of a calypso which states than when they don’t like you it does not matter what you do is like they don’t like you I of all people should know that.

    Ron Abraham.

    • C.G
      May 7, 2018

      Ron, you drunk. Your first sentence is correct but how can you draw such a conclusion?

  18. nng1332
    May 7, 2018

    People have too much free time these days! To craft a letter detailing your search to malign a fellow Dominican, and on the other hand to the man to then respond so quickly to an allegation – both of all you have too much time on all you hands! Stewps!

    May 7, 2018

    Thomson Fontaine, my question to you, Were/Are you appointed as the Senoior Economic Adviser to the GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH SUDAN?
    Yes or No?

  20. Jonathan Y St Jean
    May 7, 2018

    Where was Rupert Sorhaondo, when CBS did an expose on the CBI programme and which showed that Dominica was being harmed regionally and internationally by the reckless behavior of the rogue Labour party government.Instead of of being honest and address the issue from the facts presented, he chose to come out swinging against the leader of the opposition insinuating that the malfeasance should be swept under the rug and kept there.I have lost respect for the children of the privileged class of decades gone by.They lacked the economic drive of their ancestors and did not follow in their footsteps, falsely believing that their bougeoisie status was enough to maintain them in the higher echelon of the society.Now that they see the children of folks who held them in high esteem go past them socially and economically, they are clinging unto the corrupt figure head, Skerritt, to try and get along as quickly as possibly, knowing that Skerritt won’t last forever.Stop it Rupert

  21. Michael Norris
    May 7, 2018

    Have you seen the man’s Terms of Reference, Mr. Sorhaindo?

  22. Ray
    May 7, 2018

    Dr. Fontaine, I do not think you should reply to non political figures in the country. He isn’t running for any seat in Dominica. You are a politician and you will be attacked by those who do not wish to see you or your party succeed. It is far past time for a change of the person holding the office of the prime minister in dominica. Dominica simply cannot continue with Skerrit leading the country. You have the difficult task to make that change happen. Your time is too valuable to reply to people who want to question your role in Sudan. You are in Sudan, you’re doing a fantasic job, however the goal is to improve life in Grandfond, and Dominica. So when elections are called you have to win your seat and the UWP needs to win 11 so we can have change.
    God bless Dominica.

  23. Memory
    May 7, 2018

    Rupert Sorhaindo, you are a hater who do not like to see the achievements of a student whom you taught in a leading secondary in Dominica, namely Dr Thomson Fountaine hurts your heart.
    Get over it Rupert you can’t do anything to stop him only he and God can stop him. We know that in office now is your old DFP party, and you are trying to get some crumbs by giving support to them who are now posing as the new DLP, old man behave your self, your time have past like your old party. STOP HATING Rupert Sorhaindo,,and when you get to see your ancestors tell them there was nothing you could do.

  24. Shaka Zulu
    May 7, 2018

    Dr Fountain this bguy come from a culture in Dominica that does not appreciate talent within the rank. Ever since i know our people those in high position always try to opress anyone they see who are wiser and more talented than themselves since it is a threat to thier position. What they have done is frustrate the young ones intil they leave instead of embracing the possibility of continuity. We are where we are today because people with your potential have gone elsewhere to use thier gifts and talents. What remains is those who cannot think for themselves and as a result our country and the black folks remain in perpetual poverty and ignorance. Sorhaindo would love that so be can feel powerful. Some us can see through his BS. I always believe in a man expressing himself because thats the only way he can reveal himself. Sorhaindo is revealing the idiot and envious person he is and what he really think of children of slaves.

  25. Rupert Sorhaindo
    May 7, 2018

    Continued from above..
    The functions of the working committees are clearly spelled out in the relevant public documents which can be accessed by anyone looking for the truth. One simply needs to search on the internet for Agreement on Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan and Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission South Sudan to learn that the Committee which you say you head is mandated to MONITOR and OVERSEE the IMPLEMENTATION of the agreement referenced above, and the mandate and tasks of the Transitional Government, including specific economic and financial provisions described in detail with timelines and schedules. And I will make it my business to provide Dominicans at home and abroad with details in other media.
    I do not think that your personal comments should be dignified with a response, suffice it to ask why so many Dominicans refer to you as “long gundy, sticky fingers”. I assure you that you will hear more about the Transfergate and Landgate scandals of DAAS!

    • Roy Williams
      May 7, 2018

      Many Dominicans have never referred to our beloved, real Doctor, not Skeritt’s Dr., as sticky fingers. This was the work of Tony, Simeon, Mammie, and Christian. They pumped this God forsaken name, sticky fingers, into the minds of hundreds of DLP supporters, they really had then believing Dr. Fontaine was born with the name. According to the saying, “follow the leaders, leaders, leaders, follow the leaders.” ” What monkey see monkey do, monkey do.” When your boy looses the next general elections, I also wish to assure you, we will be bombarded with truck loads of Transfergate and Landgate, involving the lands at Trafalgar, the Villas and the 1.5 million dollar house.

    • A Former Student
      May 7, 2018

      Why are you getting so worked up about whether Thomson is a senior advisor or not to the Government of South Sudan? Will that change the price of building materials in Dominica? The fact is Dr. Fontaine is working for the Government of Sudan as a consultant paid by the Government of the United Kingdom. His outputs are for the Government of Sudan. There are so many questions about the conduct of members of the current government you support. Their behaviour impacts the people of Dominica in a most direct manner. You have never sought to investigate any of the troubling actions by the government . Are you not concerned about international crooks and scoundrels holding our diplomatic passports given to them by the DLP government?

      Man, you are intellectually dishonest and a disgrace to many of your students who looked up to you. You are now an apologist, in the true sense of the word, for a corrupt government. If I was Thomson, I would have my lawyer consider taking legal…

      • A Former Student
        May 7, 2018

        …action against you for defamation.

    • Papa Dom
      May 8, 2018

      Ok sir, let us for argument sake accept that you are correct in all that you say relative to South Sudan, there still remains the question of motive. Why for example, have you not commented on skerritt’s land Transfer matter or the fact that persons continue to refer to him as Dr. Or the various other instances of lie and deceit by the PM and other members of government? Or the latest statement to the house and Dominicans by Skerrit that after TS Irma he made the treasury available to all elected MP’s? Are you saying that dishonesty by Mr. Fountain is the most important issue which merits you time to investigate and comment upon? I dare say that I am in no position to dictate what, how or in pursuit of which truths you choose to spend you time but in the interest of honesty, I would really like to know. ( a former student)

    • shewo
      May 8, 2018

      you are so green with envy. shut the up. lets allow our own to rise instead of putting them down for the world to see. all he has done is rise. you know why you are so angry. you cant sleep at nights. you are so miserable trying to bring him down. just be happy man.

  26. Ibo France
    May 7, 2018

    I read Sorhaindo’s article and was bemused by the obsessive behavior of one man toward another man. It reminds me of the movie ‘Fatal Attraction’. This man (Sorhaindo) is pregnant with hatred and jealousy for a fellow human being. Instead of using whatever influence he has, for a worthy cause, like agitating for better wages and working conditions for public servants, he uses his time and energy to denigrate an individual who poses no threat to him. “Sorhaindo, hasn’t your race done enough wickedness to us?” Stop craving for Dr. Fontaine’s attention for you are certainly eerily fixated with the man. Stop this funny behavior.

  27. Observer
    May 7, 2018

    Dr Fontaine, jealousy is behind it, believe me. It brings out the worst in people. The more jealous they are, the more spiteful and vengeful they get. He probably cannot bear that you’ve done so well and he cannot compete on any level. Just hold your head up high and be blind to all haters. They’re own bad feeling will slowly consume them.

    Ps. don’t allow these people to force you to bring people’s skin colour into matters because you’re disgusted at their behaviour. Most of us on this island have a mixed blood in one way or another. You’re a better man than that. It’s time to break free of feeling downtrodden by something that happened 400 years ago just as Kanye says or we will always be negatively impacted by it and have victim mentality when we are far stronger than that. Bad things have happened to all peoples, but there has to be a time where a line is drawn and people move on.

  28. LifeandDeath
    May 7, 2018

    Well Done Dr. Fontaine..makes one wonder why a person in High ranking in Dominican Society would spend his time trying to malign a hardworking self made intellectual and Son of the soil. While all the while remaining silent on the level of corruption boiling over in Dominica.
    Sorhaindo, before you kick that bucket, use your time to support good for moving Dominica forward..that was a very shameful attack on Dr. Fontaine.

  29. Rupert Sorhaindo
    May 7, 2018

    Dr. Fontaine I anticipated your response and I thank you for confirming the veracity of my claim that you were in fact a member of the Resource, Economic and Financial Management Working Committee operating under the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission established under Article VII of the 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS), contrary to your assertion as reported in DNO one year ago that you were appointed as an adviser to the Government of South Sudan “offering policy advice to the Transitional Government, assisting in the organization of Resource of the State, and importantly, establishing an economic and financial management policy for the country”, and further that you would be “serving as the primary liaison of the Transitional Government of National Unity basically providing them with economic policy advice in that area…”

    • D
      May 7, 2018

      You sound old and bitter. Stop it!

    • Shaka Zulu
      May 7, 2018

      Get a life. Focus on what affects the tax payers of Dominica.

    • foreign observer
      May 7, 2018

      Gosh, Mr. Sorhaindo, for a teacher have you forgotten how to use grammar? Talk about a run-on sentence…not a period to be found!

    • Waiting for my backlash
      May 7, 2018

      Nice that you responded to Mr. Sorhaindo, now responded to these few question:

      1. As a man verse in economics and financial prudence, why did you transfer DAAS monies to your account?

      2. Why do you owe so many credit card companies in the USA?

      3. Why is your home in the USA foreclosed?

      4. Why are you being sued by the Credit Union and Scotia Bank?

      5. You preach good governance, Do you think that it is right for you to be employed by a foreign entity and still hold on to your position as a senator in the HoA? Is that good governance?

      I will stop here for now till I get a response…

      • Waiting for my backlash
        May 7, 2018

        *now respond to these few questions*

      • Roy Williams
        May 7, 2018

        If you reside and work in the United States and you don’t owe credit card companies, you must be like Buffong was, before he died. :lol:

      • caraw
        May 8, 2018

        Please stop! You sound childish now and mean too. It does not become you.

    • Trying to help
      May 7, 2018

      Please give it up Mr.A non event.

    • viewsexpressed
      May 7, 2018

      Is this an apology from Mr. Sorhaindo to this prominent Doctor, Dr. Fontaine.? If it is I strongly feel hat Sorhaindo should remove himself with immediate effect from the claws and company from this illiterate, corrupt company that he has embraced himself into blindly and stupidly. Sorhaindo, you focus must be on the failed and less educated PM, who howls at everyone who seeks to be critical of his failed performance and that of his corrupt Labour company. There is no way that this ductored Pm, whom Sorhaindo hails blindly has hurt Dominica into deeper poverty. Sorhaindo, Dr. Fontaine should be home in Domininca doing what he is doing in South Sudan. From whence you came you must be ashamed to pen this nonsense about Dr. Fontaine.
      Too hell with Skerrit and hi corrupt \Bobol Labour government, like most of us put Domininca first. You see, Skerrit cannot be compare with intellectuals like the likes of Dr. Fontaine, Hon Lennox Linton, who exposed the Bin Bobol and Fertilizer Bobol.

    • AA
      May 7, 2018

      Rupert stop with your trash and hypocritical behavior……….. Your BOFA clan are drowning and you all are just spiteful trying to keep poor people in poverty. It heart your hear doesn’t it when you all see that poor people children excels and you and your breed are not able to do the same. These spiteful old men who have nothing to show for all of their years are envious and jealous of poor people children that have been able to succeed despite the decks being stacked against them by their type. continue your dirty work all of all you time coming to an end and you will see poor people flourish in the land.

    • Kimi
      May 7, 2018

      Mr. Sorhaindo just let it go. Leave me the man alone. You out here all over the world looking crazy. Go relax sir, have a snickers!

    • Uziel
      May 7, 2018

      You are becoming a disgrace. Hope you read every body else comments.

    • Ibo France
      May 7, 2018

      Stop your hate mongering. What good can your negatively obsessive behavior for Dr. Fontaine do for the country? Use your sunset time to create opportunities to do positive things for your fellow citizens. Suggestions: Volunteer at a school, Do some conflict resolution classes, Teach the unlettered to read, Assist elderly persons , Engage in homework assistance for students who have no one at home to help them. Stop your petty jealousy.

    • RasB
      May 7, 2018

      Please stop this, it is shameful and petty Mr Sorhaindo.

      Dr Fontaine, I would suggest that you stay away from the skin colour issue. A man of your stature should not descend into the gutter.

      As a former student of Mr Rupert Sorhaindo, I was disappointed with his attack on a fellow past SMA student who has done very well for himself, SMA and Dominica.

      It is unbelievable that with so much happening in Dominica, a former ardent politician ( A freedomite), Mr Sorhaindo ( who should be in his eighties), would remain quiet on other issues of National concern whilst he relentlessly attacks another Dominican. This attack seems to be a personal one and should not be played out in the public arena. I am disappointed Mr Sorhaindo.

      • concerned observer
        May 8, 2018

        I agree that this colour/ counry/town issue has no place here. I am surprised that even in this day and age people in Dominica continue to feel so strongly about these matters. That quite frankly makes me scared of a return to the days of ‘ in charge and on stage’. Will it be a case of revenge of UWPites if they ever get a chance to form the government.

        What I got from the letters by both these men is that Mr. Sorhaindo is still upset about things that transpired between himself and Mr. Fontaine in the DAAS days. I did not get the feeling that Sorhaindo was jealous or harboured hatred towards any group of people in Dominica.

    • Nacinimod
      May 7, 2018

      Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing;
      ‘Twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
      But he that filches from me my good name
      Robs me of that which not enriches him,
      And makes me poor indeed.

      William Shakespeare: Othello Act 3, scene 3,

    • Shaw
      May 8, 2018

      why are you so angry and bitter. put this effort into helping your fellow dominicans.

    • Vanessa
      May 9, 2018

      Really! You are shameful. And obviously under a spell. Or just plain evil and wicked. I am a teacher, but I wouldn’t want to retire a disgraceful one like you. God help us!

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