Linton criticizes Skerrit’s ‘use of foreign troops to intimidate people’ ahead of Dec 6 election

Linton, speaking to Matt Peltier, in the studios of Q95 FM

United Workers Party (UWP) opposition leader, Lennox Linton has said the Prime minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit does not deserve to be anywhere near the seat of government.

He was commenting on the teargassing of the village of Salisbury around four o’clock in the morning on Thursday because of the recent protest actions that have been taken place in pursuit of free and fair elections through electoral reform.

Linton described this action which reportedly involved RSS personnel, as “a chemical warfare assault” on residents in the area.

He said persecuting people in that manner is not a way of making peace and maintaining law and order.

“We have seen what that happened since the officers have arrived in Dominica. We have seen the people of Salisbury tear-gassed in their homes between four and five o’clock this morning,” Linton stated.

“Any man that could bring a country to this, any man who will call out foreign troops, to be on Dominican soil intimidating people around the time of election just because they have stood up for free and fair elections does not deserve to be anywhere near the seat of government.”

He stated that the majority of these people who suffered from these actions had absolutely nothing to do with any protest action.

The UWP leader called on his supporters all over Dominica to be “brave soldiers” on Friday by going out and vote “to win this election by a landslide.”

“We have available to us something called a vote and that vote will be exercised tomorrow..It is our numbers that are going to count in that election and so tomorrow, we are going out and we are voting in massive numbers regardless of his [Skerrit] attacks on freedom and fairness of elections.”

He said Skerrit can do what he wants to make the elections not free in his favour but this election is about the people of Dominica.

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35 Comments

  1. UDOHREADYET
    December 10, 2019

    UWP needs better leadership, seriously. This guy makes good things look bad and bad things look good.

  2. The Darkness
    December 10, 2019

    Lennox…

    I sincerely believe that if YOU in particular were not the leader of UWP, i and several others would have considered voting for Workers. You are a sad human being.

    Now since you are SH*T and Skerrit not so far off himself, you should both step down… your parties as a matter of fact should.

    You Lennox are TOO power hungry. Any power hungry person should NEVER be a leader, for they only care for their self pride and status.

    Skerrit… sigh, you are clearly stealing the life blood of D/ca… Lack of Jobs, Hand outs galore, corrupt members in your party rampaging with their authorities.

    Both Red and Blue need to step down from the political platform and let a fresh set “Run Tings”.

    I am clearly disappointed in you both. Why are you both offering the police officers increased salaries and the nurses stay with abysmal pay? What exactly have these police done that is more worthy of praise? hmm? NURSES should be our priority. Teachers should be priority…

  3. The Morne
    December 9, 2019

    Lennox your are the worst duly elected opposition leader and parliamentarian to enter politic. I am of the view that you were ill-prepared for this position and that you thought you could walk over Skerrit.

    the Election was fair and free you were the one who tried to taint it by bringing in all your overseas voters a week before and you set out your heinous plan to instill fear in the popple by blocking Salisbury and Marigot preventing people from going about their own business freely. in the end, they would be afraid to come out and vote and your people would have come out to vote and maybe you would win and that would be fear? well, Jah Sorted you out. You are a hypocrite and you are imposing your selfish and malicious plans on the innocence and ignorance of your supporters. Boss you good where you are the UWP needs NEW FRESH LEGGED LEADERSHIP. Not among those who are there but someone NEW who can provide new directions.

  4. The Morne
    December 9, 2019

    Lennox Linton everyone knew that you would not accept the results. you had your plans well cooked in advance. you and your team were unable to provide the populace with a better alternative instead you went about trying to destroy one man Skerrit. when asked about your plans for the country you reproduce the same economic plans that the ruling party has already put in place for the advancement of the country. You have failed the region by being the most DAFT and compounded by sheer arrogance as an Opposition leader. You are a total failure. my advice is that you give up the leadership to someone who can make a meaningful contribution. you have destroyed the fabric of our society

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  5. The Morne
    December 9, 2019

    You, Lennox Linton, has single-handedly transformed the United Workers Party to the United Wicked Party because of your hate for Skerrit. You have been trying since your emergence to recreate the MAy 1979; you were warned about it and you refused to relent and has suffered such a huge blow for you blatant evil plant which you wanted to unleash on the nature isle.
    you told the world that you are not interested in PEACE while you instruct you, supporters, to block burn and instill fear on the populace. You have the support of more than half of the police force whom you fooled to give 2.5% 2.5% and 5% increase (How were you intend to do so? You already have diplomatic passports on credit to SCL people). Police from Wesly helping your cause cutting dowm trees and putting tires to block roads and you wanted the RSS to stand by and let you harass a duly elected government? be careful what you ask for. You better go back to radioing. the pople have sopken

  6. December 7, 2019

    Now I hope Linton can apologize to the Dominican people for all the problem he and his supporters cause over the past months and wish them a merry Christmas he did not know Freedom party was setting him up for a beating

  7. mine
    December 7, 2019

    PM had no choice because some of the police are crooks. I saw Weekes action in Marigot when the attacked the bishop it was sickening, action speaks louder than words Shame on you .

  8. cokey
    December 6, 2019

    Lennox you are a total Waste you should be ashamed of your self as the leader of a political party in the commonwealth of Dominica shame, shame. even if you were to win your seat you should step down as the leader of the united workers party. we don’t want you ever in our politics in our beautiful Dominica.

  9. mine
    December 6, 2019

    Congratulation PM skerritt.

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  10. Man bite dogs
    December 6, 2019

    This guy Linton is sick in his pants to criticizes the Prime minister for having foreign troops in Dominica, Linton you are weak stupid do us a favour and get out of our lifes please go soon.

  11. Man bite dogs
    December 6, 2019

    Every time I see those 🦃turkeys running around on the family farm one of them always reminds me of Linton, why? He is slow old and lazy 😂🤣

  12. Bring back the kidnapped Dominica parrots
    December 6, 2019

    What are these fake make believe “tough soldiers” going to do when the real soldiers US and British marines show up to arrest yours truly and ask them what are you doing?

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    • OpenMind
      December 6, 2019

      What patriot calls on foreign troops to come and arrest its PM?
      And on what basis?

    • Eagle-Eyed
      December 6, 2019

      I suppose they can sit back and watch them bomb your house with your family in. US troops have proved themselves to be trigger-happy where ever they land their boots, they have no regard for friends or foe once they have their fingers on that trigger. Do you remember that psychiatric hospital they blew up in Grenada during their invasion of Grenada, killing all the mental patients in the building? Be careful what you wish for. It might just come back and bite you in the bum.

    • Barbara Saunders
      December 6, 2019

      Boy this guy is really delusional. I think he actually believes the things he says and that spells trouble. What is even bigger trouble is that he actually gets some people to believe he is genuine. Wow!

  13. Calibishie Warrior
    December 6, 2019

    I had to sleep on the streets Wednesday night as that roadblock in Salsbury prevented me getting home from work. there was no more welcome sight that that of well equipped no nonsense looking cops there to unblock the road on Thursday morning. At the end af the day Lennox went ‘all in’ with a show of unjustified violence … Today Dominica will show its hand … royal flush … and Lennox with (once again) lose all his chips. byeee …Don’t let the door hit you in the backside on the way out

  14. LaPlaine Observer
    December 6, 2019

    The lack of economic awareness that has distorted the moral thinking of Skerrit’s handlers is beyond comprehension. Their blind loyalty to a man who displays such egoism and greed. A man who is taking Dominica on a trajectory of dependency . A man who has increase the unemployment rate from 14% when the UWP was in power to 31% currently. A man who brings in foreign troops to intimidate the citizens. How can anyone in good conscience support this.

  15. ??
    December 6, 2019

    Lennox must be mad… intimidate?? You have your thugs destroying the country and now that we get help to keep the peace you are talking about intimidate? You must be joking…I guess they must have really spoiled your plans to stop the election. I support their presence 100% as long you are able to manipulate these young minds to do your dirty work. You are on record saying the you will use people to get into office and have proven that. If at the end of the day the people say they want you, then I’ll have no choice but to give you my full support for the sake of Dominica, despite your incompetence. So just be patient and wait for the results.

  16. Righteous
    December 6, 2019

    “Any man that could bring a country to this, any man who will allow his supporters to cause such hardship for others to the point where a Prime Minister deemed it necessary to call out foreign troops, to be on Dominican soil to protect the majority of law abiding citizens from being intimidated be a few UWP supporters around the time of election does not deserve to be anywhere near the seat of government..” I am pretty sure that is what you sir was thinking. You should have showed some leadership and call on your supporters to make their voices heard on December 6th by going out and vote instead of intimidating citizens who were trying to get to work, go to the hospital etc. You made a mistake and it takes a man, a leader to acknowledge and apologize to the citizens for causing them such stress while they were trying to feed their families. So yes you sir, do not deserve to be anywhere near the seat of government.

    One Love Dominicans #OLD

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    • Praying for DA
      December 6, 2019

      I try to give this post a thumb down instead ot went to thumbs up. No matter how much ai tried to undo it nothing ( dislaimer, I’m on my phone) hope this is not how the election is going.

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  17. December 6, 2019

    Man, too much anarchy to get to the monarchy.

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  18. December 6, 2019

    So when you try to use foreign entities like the OAS, and threats to report Dominicans coming home to vote to the US embassy, is that not Intimidation?

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    • Casio
      December 6, 2019

      IT Doesnt matter who is running. The OAS will be there to observe. they were there last time. And they are here this time.

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    • Yes!
      December 6, 2019

      Umm. On point! Some people would never see it that way.

    • Barbara Saunders
      December 6, 2019

      Point
      You are on point. If Hon. Francine Baron had not gone to the OAS to establish the facts, by now we might have been invaded by a foreign power and He would have been imposed on us as Prime Minister.
      Good strategy, government of Dominica and hats off for standing your ground.

  19. December 6, 2019

    Lynton you are the biggest let down there is. Sham and disgrace on you. You are the mister mind of all this and you know it. You and Trump no different. There is not one time that you and your Gan ban has call on your supporters to stop the destruction and a call to peace. Look at all what has happen. Airlines stop coming. Crews ship went back with the plan to end Dominica as a port of call. People can’t go out to work and so on. This things you need to talk about. For someone that want to be a leader. You are nothing but a waste. God be with you Lynton.

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  20. TeteMorne I From
    December 6, 2019

    It IS intimidation! When you d drag other countries in your mess YOU created, what do you think will happen? Roosevelt is HOPING that the presence of troops will scare people away, especially the elderly and weaker individuals. HE is a tyrant, a manipulator, a narcissist, a liar, a loser who can not and will not allow, neither can he fathom Linton or anyone else to “run” Dominica.

    Boy! ( Roosevelt) Pharaoh, had his day, Saddam had his day, Castro had his day, Amin had his day, and Qaddafi had his day….YOU DAY WILL COME! You cannot expect to treat people like that and get away with it. All of the vicious lies, the money laundering, and that demonic rebellious attitude of yours, will, one day, be PUNISHED. Whether or not you ” win” today, it will not be fair, it will be based on intimidation. You and think God died and you are now in charge but you WILL see, you that boy operating through witchcraft. The people ought to take the tickets and vote for Linton. Witch!

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    • Barbara Saunders
      December 6, 2019

      Yea Tete morne

      Help him in his delusion. Curse the judge and the courts when they don’t rule in your favour for nonsensical cases brought before them;, curse businessmen who take their risks to invest, work hard and employ people; curse the President who is carrying out his role, not the one you all want to give him; curse members of civil society who don’t support you all’s negative and destructive strategies; best of all, curse the Bishop – the right person for you all to curse.

      When the retribution starts to fall, already some of you like “monde desole” some of you will be an even more sorry sight.

      Frankly I don’t know how you all can be happy with the image that your party has. Just plain negative!

      • TeteMorne I From
        December 9, 2019

        Barbs, that is YOUR opinion. You have yours and mine is FACTS! Nuff said. Every dog has his day. Skerrit will give you all Laborites rope to hang yourselves.

  21. Me
    December 6, 2019

    RSS = Roosevelt Skerrit Security

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  22. Dominican
    December 6, 2019

    This guy must have some undiagnosed mental illness.i can whole heartedly say this guy is am impediment to development in Dominica VICTORY iwill be declared to the LABOUR PARTY. By rhe end od this day. Hopefully, DNO will show less of this guy..Dominicans, go out and votd. Don’t be intimidated by The United Wholigans Party lead by linton and his primitive brother.

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  23. Ma St. Joe
    December 6, 2019

    Bull crap, most likely reality has left your chromosome . Thanks again Mr. Skerrit for giving us the elders our dignity back. Over and over the people of Salisbury have terrorized and held the entire nation hostage through acts of terrorism, now you know how we the majority feel. Lennox you need to change the dosage of you medication. Thanks RSS for your liberation . Why do you think it is ok to cause chaos and anarchy, while you encourage your few supporters? Thanks RSS we welcome you.

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    • Casio
      December 6, 2019

      The ENTIRE NATION? if thats the case you living in another country, because salisbury has never terrorized roseau or even colihaut. People like you are sensationalists. Stop your nonsense. Yes they block the road by the junction on the flat. If that is stopping business for the whole nation then clearly there is need for more development in the country. ONLY ONE ROAD TO GO NORTH on the west coast? Nonsense. If we want the really be resilient as Roosevelt Christ stated he wants us to be, we need to start developing the interior and creating new roadways all throughout the country so that all the little hamlets that never ever get any development since their origin, will begin to look fruitful .

    • December 8, 2019

      Well id he is relying on the dosage of that “Benjamin psychiatrist” person, not only does he need to change it, he needs to find a completely new medical counsel and medicine provider

  24. December 6, 2019

    Dream on Mr. Linton. You think that you can undo your incompetence and come and beg Dominicans to vote for you as if we don’t know who you really are?

    I hope you will do the honourable thing and step down when you lose your deposit in Marigot.

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