COMMENTARY: Sean Douglas – waves on the airwaves

Sean Douglas at a function in Uruguay in 2007

Let me begin this article on the premise that I do not know Sean Douglas. I have never met the guy, but he has elevated the conversation with his candor, acute memory and research ability, in an exponential way.  Mr. Douglas has educated Dominicans with his knowledge, information and wealth of experience. It would therefore be remiss of me to neglect to acknowledge the fantastic job he has done in such a brief period. I must, however, make it abundantly clear, that this is by no means intended to discredit anyone’s efforts, but to speak truth to power.

Sean’s intellectualism, eloquence and valor have set him apart from most in his criticisms of the Skerrit administration. His unique ability to revert to past events, with granular details, is remarkable. No matter the subject matter, Mr Douglas has a past event to appropriately reference. His capacity in this area is unmatched.

Sean was able to muster the fortitude to call out influential Dominicans the likes of Eustace Thomas, Gregor Nassief and Lennox Honychurch, who could use their influences to pressure the government to effect much-needed changes to their corrupt policies, but choose not to. To my memory, very few on the airwaves have ventured to do such a remarkable thing, and that’s commendable.

Needless to say Mr. Douglas’ departure will leave a significant void in the area of media education, agitation and mobilization. What set him apart was his ability to educate and engage—as opposed to primarily creating a platform where disgruntled Dominicans could vent their grievances. Listeners of Q95 have already demonstrated their nostalgia about the end of Sean’s tenure. It’s now entirely up to Sheridan Gregoire and the rest of management to forge a way to incorporate Sean into the Q family wherever and whenever possible. Of course it is contingent on Mr. Douglas’ interest level and or his availability. Such a move would be beneficial to management, the  listening public, and Dominica as a whole.

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  1. It’s my damn business
    December 30, 2022

    I concur with everything said. I give Matt credit for allowing people to vent but I must say the talk show has no taste now because it’s been taken over by vendors as if we were just used to get the program popular and as soon as that objective was met Matt took that so called vending program from us. Right now people don’t even know what time to listen to the hot seat because Matt has vendors lined up for 30 minutes etc. I know bills have to be paid but why not before or after the hot seat? If so then change the damn name from hot seat to health vibes something that suits the program

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    • Bwa-Banday
      December 30, 2022

      Doh blame Matt folks. Call Sheridon Gregoire alias “Mr.G” and tell him stop his nonsense. He is the man behind the Q95 so if he wants to run informercials all day long Matt jand the others just have to comply. I personally believe Q95 is blessed to have Matt, Sean and Lofty among its talent pool. Surprisingly Lofty’s is no longer behind the control bard and thats sad. He is a force to be reckoned with. Hopefully the said Mr. G can look deeper and do the right thing. Q95 is already number one in the land thanks primarily to Matt but it can be even better if it is managed locally and run not from Canada. Programming is a local thing…..

    • Toto
      December 31, 2022

      It’s because Matt is lazy, he lets his advertisers do the work and then charge them for it but most of them are amateur presenters that like to hear their voice on radio. Matt thinks he smart but he is a sloth, not a journalist again, if he ever was.

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  2. Ivenia
    December 29, 2022

    Excellent. I concur. Well said.

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  3. December 29, 2022

    I 100% endorse this article and I have lamented briefly as to how Mr. Douglas would be an asset to the media voice for all concerned Dominicans who need to be made aware (in details) of this useless regime administered by the King of All lies and Deceiver of ALL, Roosevelt Chichi Skerrit. This Q95 platform of Talk to me, talk to me has not worked.

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    • December 29, 2022

      Do you notice Sean Douglas grinning his teeth like a fox. That is what happens when the fox gets outfoxed. Like there are no more toothpastes in the supermarkets.

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    • John
      December 29, 2022

      Real talk the level of intelligence on that q95 is child like time to disrobe the emperor with no clothes

    December 29, 2022

    Indeed, and there’s no question about it, Sean’s a bright spark (intelligent, full of energy and enthusiasm), always has been and always will be!

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    • John
      December 29, 2022

      One of his problems was the race to rush through the phone calls like he was on commission, how do you expect to have a intelligent conversation in 25 seconds joke ting dat

  5. elizabethlxavier
    December 28, 2022

    What is the big deal about this write-up here? Sean Douglas educating Dominicans, who? The meg group of the United Workers Party–you being part of that group?

    When will you people get it clear in your senseless mind, that Dominicans are contented with the Prime Minister and his works with governing body, that is why they continue to choose him at every general election, for the past 22 years–5 elections gone by?

    Man you have said nothing about Sean Douglas, you see! It would have been better for him, if you had remain quiet.

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  6. Lin clown
    December 28, 2022

    Educate who?educate what people?You must be living in a basement in the USA listening to the flush of BS all day.First of all SEAN did not leave the position of DLP Press Secretary,he was fired for corruption by Prime Minister Skerrit.Sean was recorded by a UWP undercover,BOASTING how he was making large sums of money travelling on government business and living in expensive hotels(if you know what that mean)Since then he has campaigned against the DLP with UWP.He campaigned with Urban Baron,Samuel Raphael,Handbag and more.Every candidate he campaigned with has lost.Your BS supporting Sean is just that BS,the guy is a failure,just like UWP.Dominicans will never support a corrupt crook and traitor.UWP was kicked out of office for corruption,victimization,lies and greed,Sean admitted he was one of those who helped remove UWP from office because of corruption.Ask yourself after years of talking corruption against the DLP Sean cannot get them out of office.Dominicans are not listening.

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  7. Ibo France
    December 28, 2022

    I endorse the comments. Sean Douglas for the most part speaks truth to power. This guy should be lauded for his courage, knowledge of how government works, his attention to details, and his willingness to take incoming fire ( criticisms). He not only call out members of the regime but their surrogates also.

    One of Dominica’s major problems is this. Too many people of influence (business people, priests, lawyers, permanent secretaries, etc) keep mum in light of atrocities committed by the current regime as they are afraid to offend he in an apex position.

    If the clergy, the corporate citizenry, unions, and most of civil society combine their efforts, Roosevelt and his sickos would have been relegated to the scrap heap of history long ago.

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  8. Pipo
    December 28, 2022

    Hear, hear, a welcome and healthy counterpoint to Matt’s soft soap.Lets’s have more of this please.

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    • Ibo France
      December 29, 2022

      Sean Douglas towers over Matt in terms of intelligence, eloquence, forthrightness and selection of topical issues. Matt forced Rijock with his ‘Roosevelt is about to be arrested’ nonsense on the Dominican people.

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      • John
        December 29, 2022

        Real talk mat is the weakest of them all no research he just waits for the 5 members of the I don’t have nothing to do brigade who call every dam minute to hunt the streets and ravines for talk, serious ting, loffty, uncle and Thompson know how to research, don’t hate open your eyes and ears.

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  9. Galileo
    December 28, 2022

    I totally agree with you, my friend, Jeff. For a while, I have been disappointed with talk shows in Dominica as they have disintegrated into gutter conversations. In addition to the quality of the talk, there is also the lack of talk as one of the main morning so-called talk shows is 95% infomercial and 5% talk. The host seems to be getting on high on talking to the representative from the various businesses and building a friendship with them while destroying his brand. I agree the radio station must make money but they can be slotted at other times, not during a scheduled program. Radio and Tv stations in the Caribbean and around the world make money but you never see that happening.
    Give Sean his own talk show for the days of serious talk to come back as it was when Mr. Lennox Linton hosted, ‘between you and me.’ Nothing against my cousin, Matt, but if is infomercial he is happy doing let it be but give us our talk.

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    • John
      December 29, 2022

      He should do info permanently and bring in a host with knowledge of the actual work they do.

  10. MEME
    December 28, 2022

    I listened to Sean on a few occasions, and i must say that he is indeed very eloquent, criticizes in a unique way, and has no fear in calling names of those who can be listened to, when he illustrates the morass in which the country is in..He is a “historian” in his own right, because he quotes dates when key events occured in Dominica with great lucidity, and then he expands.
    He is/was a breath of fresh air, and certainly not anyone’s doormat…His exposure of the sleaze in the governance of Dominica, is undoubtedly commendable, and the palpable unethical and immoral characters we have in politics today aches his heart..
    This guy can debate the entire DLP team of MISLEADERS and unethical characters on his own, and put them all to shame!! If only Ian could do this!!!

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  11. Frank N Stein
    December 28, 2022

    I endorse this message. Properous New Year Dominica

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    • December 29, 2022

      These UWP bums all sound like radio commercials endorsing another of that writers bull-crap. They just cannot belly it that they have lost yet another important election in their lives.

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      • ???
        December 29, 2022

        You are very empty, and obviously do not have the ability to comment on what you read..Shame on You!!

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