UPDATE: PM Skerrit in address to the nation, blames UWP for protests seeking electoral reform

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, in an address to the nation this morning, has described protest action over the past several days by a number of Dominican citizens demanding electoral reform, as “part of an evolving narrative to suggest that law and order have broken down in Dominica and that elections set for December 6th, cannot be free and fair,” and blamed the opposition United Workers Party for the protests.

Skerrit said the protests are designed to provide a daily source of video and photo footage for daily transmission to the international media and select international agencies.

Speaking specifically to skirmishes which occurred between protesters and the police on Monday evening, he said that these events signalled the intrusion of violence into the election campaign “in a manner that is unfamiliar, unnecessary, and unproductive.”

He dismissed electoral reform as the real reason for the protest action and pointed out that the Dec 6th elections are being held under the same laws that have governed the democratic process in Dominica since Dominica attained its independence.

“Both the current Labour government and the UWP opposition have been elected through this exact process and under the same laws and conditions,” Skerrit argued. “It is this same process and those same laws that saw the United Workers Party increase its seat count in the last general elections in Dominica.”

But the United Workers Party and others advocating for electoral reform have insisted that a bloated electors list and the lack of a voter ID card have made it possible for the incumbent government to manipulate the electoral process to their advantage. They have expressed particular concern with what they say is the illegal transportation to Dominica by the DLP of overseas voters and the alleged illegal registration of voters locally.

The United Workers Party is expected to respond to Prime Minister Skerrit’s statement at a news conference this afternoon instead of the public meeting at the Roseau bayfront which was previously announced this afternoon.

A video recording of the full address by Prime Minister Skerrit is posted below.

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90 Comments

  1. Observer
    November 20, 2019

    Dear DNO Admin,
    Please note that currently Mr. Skerrit is no longer the PM of Dominica according to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Dominica. Elections has been called and as such he is to be referred as the Leader of the DLP. The President is the Head of State.

    ADMIN: He is still the prime minister, we should have a story out in not too long featuring a qualified individual explaining in some detail exactly why that is.

  2. choops
    November 20, 2019

    Gosh. I voted for this man the past 3 elections. But not this time! He got to go.

  3. Dominican Citizen
    November 19, 2019

    Who ever wins the election will be coming to power (if it is the UWP) or back to power (if it is the DLP) at the time when the economy is contracting and Dominica is facing an imminent economic recession. The engines of growth are clearly not buoyant enough to generate the level of required to keep the economy on a serious growth trajectory.

    I love my country and believe the only way out is a government of national unity where all minds and hearts must join together to propel this nation forward.

    The DLP alone cannot do it. The UWP alone cannot do it… Every body must come together to make it work.

    I am also calling for a period of forgiveness and reconciliation especially for those who have done the country wrong especially the stealing of its resources, exploitation of the vulnerable and high incidence of corruption taking place,

    • Bwa-Banday
      November 20, 2019

      OH HELL NO! What you sew so shall you reap.

      We have the obligation to hold everyone to account for Mrs. Dominica monies. Stocky shall be the home of a few incorrigible rouges who felt that Dca was willed to them so they committed all their crimes openly. Fresh meat is always welcomed in stocky so I hope the Roseau boys guarding the red lady can do the same in stocky for the hussy because boom-boom will be jaming :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  4. Danziger
    November 19, 2019

    UWP say they will win elections yet still they ANGRY. BATTE CORE ZOR, SHAME ON UWP Leader and the acolites is war you all want go ahead and protest.

  5. bayfront
    November 19, 2019

    We need electoral reform, stop your disrespect. You addressing the nation and all im hearing is how we making fort young hotel guests unhappy. Are these guests more important than a country crying for electoral reform?Trust me people protest in their countries and they know democracy means free and fair election. Man you are not tired of taking advantage of my people!! Do not call for peace when you and Charles Savarin do not know what that is. According to you, Go to hell.

    • Dominican living in Antigua
      November 21, 2019

      man you full of sh… u all are too un gratefull. Instead of trying to bring down the prime mininter try to find solusion to bring Doninica where it should be

  6. Rac
    November 19, 2019

    I have just filed a missing person’s report on Charles Savarin.
    He may be travelling alone or with a woman his age .

    He may not be well and trembling in his boots because the Sit-Ua- sion is not good.

    If you see him please call any radio station and report his location.

    Thanks in advance because Ma Dominic really needs to speak to him urgently.

  7. french carrots
    November 19, 2019

    I understand in a second speech he say his little daughter ask him if they coming and get us. That man can lie. The pretty little girl even afraid of him. In public not a word around him not a little secret like daddy’s little girls like doing. Those two children fraid Skerrit and not it seem they fraid Melissa to. Such adorable kids and their faces always looks sad. I say I doh know why Poponne self not taking those angels, he is a good dad.

  8. Dominica one day
    November 19, 2019

    Man step aside!

    • YOGI NI
      November 19, 2019

      The PM of DOMINICA should be a shame of what he said. People are asking for electoral reform, why did he not sit down with the other state holders and come to some common ground and made sure their were put into law before the election date was announced. That is what a confidant Prime Minister would have done. Skeritt should understand that he is the real reason the people are in the street demonstrating. I belief in peaceful civil disobedience, I really don’t like what I saw in DOMINICA last night. I sincerely hope that the people of DOMINICA will refrained from any kind of violence and lawlessness during to remaining period leading up to the General Election.

  9. November 19, 2019

    When I look at those videos, all I see is a bunch of empty-headed individuals making a spectacle of themselves. What is it about an adult taking his bed at the wheels of a moving vehicle if not insanity?

    Those guys have no class of their own; how do they expect authorities to take them on?

    But to think that this kind of behavior is an influence of a major political party–the opposition–makes it even more insane.

    But then again when the opposition leader claims inspiration from disobedience and disrespect, what can we expect from his followers?

    I just wish that the international World did not have to see senseless drama, in that it is leaving a stain on the reputation of our people, on the whole. That is definitely, unacceptable

  10. RandyX
    November 19, 2019

    Shut up, Skerrit! Shut your lying mouth. We wanted election reform, you refused because you know election reform means a definite defeat for you. You can’t afford a defeat because than we will find out what happened to our CBI funds and to the PetroCaribe millions. You are not fit to be PM of our beautiful island!!

  11. Bwa-Banday
    November 19, 2019

    Man go on your merry way and leave our country alone :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  12. Zammm
    November 19, 2019

    Pm Skerritt…. You are a piece of deciet n Demonic attitudesss.
    Move from there, we don’t want to hear you…..
    You calling everything on uwp… You are a cry baby coming to try to win votes….
    You had your Police force working for you… N you coming to speak like you were there… You big liar…
    People don’t wannna hear you….
    Such a stupid address.. Looking for votes… But you know, those wicked n empty heads Dominicans supporting you will feel sorry for you…….
    You may win the election here, but trust me, You n God gonna meet soon face to face… God gonnnnna question you bout plenty things..
    Both you n dat labour party willll rotten in helllllllllll. You wicked man……..

  13. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    November 19, 2019

    “Skerrit said the protests are designed to provide a daily source of video and photo footage for daily transmission to the international media and select international agencies. ”

    Shut up you ignorant corrupted clown!

    Transmission to what international media are you talking about; if as you said was true; I reside in the City of Los Angeles, where every reputable news network in the world do have reporters, and correspondence.

    How come I only see and hear about the turmoil in Dominica when I go on DNO, or when I tune in to a radio talk show at home, or some bit of it all in the news!

     Roosevelt you talk as if the world is concern about you; and Dominica; that is not so!

    If anything the people who have interest in Dominica, are criminals more corrupted than you, to prove my point how many honest entities have you attracted to invest in Dominica.

    I am not talking about the people you gave millions, fooling yourself they build hotel!

    • November 20, 2019

      It was on the Washington Post

    • November 20, 2019

      Telemaque, how come you are always here writing rudeness and disrespect against the articles of PM Skerrit, but you are like dead and buried when it is something from your UWP?

      It is that you are too ashamed to be part of their childing and nonproductive and talks?

      What do you think about receiving $25 000 per house in Dominica, from Linton, should become the PM. He mentioned it two times at his meetings. Why don’t you be a man and team up with your fellow UWPites, to boost Linton’s credit for the Prime Minister’s role? They are on DNO comment board every day

      Stop being a chicken–the coward who you really are!

      Your ranting against PM Skerrit ain’t gonna do him no harm–he has the strength of the people behind him; accept it or vanish in space, he won’t miss you.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        November 21, 2019

        You do not have any argument Elizabeth!

        There is a $1.2 billion dollars missing out of the government treasury: that is one billion two hundred million dollars missing, again I asks you in who’s pocket do you believe its in!

        If I thought you had it I would be in your house in Canada right now telling you how much I love, love, love, you and rip it all off from you.

        But seriously; what is a household?

        If I live alone in my house that’s classify a household: Now how many people are in Dominica?

        Would you say less () amount of money each person would receive.

        Both Lennox and I won on this one; you and bald-head Skerrit loose again oui. I’m not chicken; $25,000.00 dollars is chicken feed!

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          November 22, 2019

          There are less than (<) one hundred thousand people in Dominica; if one divide $200,000,000.00/100,000.00= 2,000.00 dollars each.

          Try calculating the above to see if I erred.

          Posting my comments omitting  the essence of what I conveyed makes me appear stupid!

          to Admin: I don't see why that calculation is omitted from my original comments, because it is accurate.

          I am simply proving to Elizabeth Lennox is not confused, he is not ignorant and certainly knows what he is talking about.

          I believe the man said $25,000.00 dollars will be dispersed to each household  from the one billion two hundred million missing dollars if recovered.

          Note Admin: this means greater than, or more than!

          They are used in upper level mathematics such as, algebra, calculus, trigonometry ect!

          In Elizabeth mine $25,000.00 dollars is a lot of money, its not actually!

          ADMIN: We did not manually edit that out, perhaps your post was over the limit and that part was automatically cut out.

          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            November 22, 2019

            Okay, I discover it is not a matter of editing the symbols greater than or less than out, perhaps the system is not build to recognized such symbols unless they are tabled in.
            So, just to verify that allow me to try it again and see what happens.

            This symbol: ” signify greater than!

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          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            November 22, 2019

            Okay the site for some reason is not recognizing them!

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        November 21, 2019

        And by the way Elizabeth!

        I doh calling him name; but there is a certain fella in Dominica dem say is de richest man in the country; both ah- we gat bald head eh, the difference between dat bald-head and the Wesley kid bald-head is de Dominica rich bald-head is wan damn thief eh!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

        Me and Lennox doh know how fu thief eh!

  14. Maybe
    November 19, 2019

    Skerrit the only person you have to blame for what’s going on is you and the encouragement of hand out and laziness to to country you take Dominica to the ground Roseau and Portsmouth or both in a nasty state need an over haul if you had create job in the 15 yrs you in power and stop your lies things would be better time for a change to for you to pack skerrit and carbal

  15. Dominicacry
    November 19, 2019

    Skerrit listen to me AND LISTEN WELL increase salary cbi making enough money all the international US expensive artist u spending money on increase our salary,take out NEP that doe making sense put those people in the government system create jobs for young people take out people in that state of poverty u cannot be using all that money on those artist and NEP workers getting $800 at the end of the onth i mean common common man!

  16. Gustavo
    November 19, 2019

    I am wrong maybe, but is he still PM ? now ?

    • November 19, 2019

      The problem I have with my people is that they refuses to read or research information that will help them to better understand what is happening around them. Now Roosevelt Skerrit is not the Prime Minister of Dominica at this time , after he closed down parliament and called election for December 6/2019, he became the Leader of the DLP party and began to campaign for the up coming election. The responsibility of Dominica is now in the hands of the President and the Police Chief (Law & Order) therefor, Skerrit cannot speak as if he is Prime Minister PM of Dominica and that is all in the CONSTITUTION of DOMINICA and the rule of law .that’s why we all have to get a copy and read and understand it ask question of your ppl’s or a lawyer, ,we all need to know what is happening to all of us, open our minds and stop blaming and fighting each other, Dominica need to change to move forward we can all do it together because this is not about parties it’s about us as a people.

  17. The Mouth
    November 19, 2019

    Sadly, this isn’t going to end well for Dominica. The unofficial election campaign has gone on far too long for the nation to unite behind any of the parties. Critical issues are being ignored and the failure to address these issues will almost certainly mean Mr Skerrit will have challenge governing Dominica should his party win the next election. Why invite an expert group to advise you if you immediately ignore their recommendations? Why give assurances that the Financial Secretary will address the issues of the”missing” $1.2bn and have no follow up. Why spend millions of dollars campaigning, entertaining and buying and renovating a DLP building with no regular contributions from party members and whilst people are still without a roof or sometimes a home. Contrary to popular belief, the people of Dominica aren’t stupid. When the people finally turn there will be no hiding place. This isn’t going to end well.

    • Goodweed
      November 19, 2019

      Well good, it’s about time that Dominica gets purged of all of these gatawaste UWP people, looking to take Dominica down by any means. Look at the UWP crowd – a bunch of gatawaste who got left behind. Not many persons in the crown are even educated with a minimum high school degree. And that’s why they listen to Lennox Linton who is also lacking a decent education. That’s why the all believe that some billion dollars can disappear with out a trace.

    • Ibo France
      November 19, 2019

      He, Mr. Skerrit, has been warned about possible unrest by many non partisan organizations but he completely ignores them for he believes that he can use the might of the armed forces of the State to subdue the aggrieved people. There is a limit to how much people can take. Mr. Skerrit, dark, ominous clouds are gathering on the horizon drifting towards the shores of the country. Do the right thing. Your soldiers will fail to stop the heavy downpours one day. Who have ears to hear let them hear. Everything has an expiry date and your stewardship has expired. Corruption has you in office today. Move Aside and give peace and fairness a chance!

      • November 20, 2019

        @Ibo France, if what you say is true, why is your party denying the responsibility of the reckless behavior created by their followers.

        So you are saying that Prime Minister should simply bow down to the commands of Lennox and his followers, who are not the majority of the people in Dominica?

        Do you realize that you have confirmed what your party is trying to dismiss, as they keep claiming peaceful demonstration? And when peaceful demonstration turns into “civil unrest” which is what they want, they say, no, no, no, it is not us!

        Again I want to know where in the World do they have “peaceful civil unrest”? –This is so laughable!

  18. Observant Reader
    November 19, 2019

    The time of day stated for the publication of this news item says 7:45 am. PM Skerrit did not address the nation on or about on or about 8:20 am. Since the details of the address seemingly was already known to DNO, (as is reported) the DNO report should have said, the PM is expected to speak to the following issues. address so and so.
    But then we do agree that genuine mistakes do happen. In this case a typographical error occurred in stating when (what time) the reported was published on DNO.

    ADMIN: This story was originally published at 7:45am with the headline “PM Skerrit to address nation today” it has since been updated as shown by the “UPDATE” in the current headline.

    • Gabriel Christian
      November 19, 2019

      Skerrit your time is up. No doubt about it. You will go. You will leave office. You had 15 years to do a good job and you wasted your time running after money while demonizing those who graciously pointed out your errors. None of us are perfect and so we must address our mistakes. But you have made yourself an idol. You are always right. You demonize Lennox Linton. You have opposition leaders arrested on bogus charges. You imposed fear on our people as never before. Poor people have to line up for you and you dole out money for their bills. Where did you get that money? How is it accounted? You have wrecked every institution of state. You have perverted the cause of Justice. You have corrupted the police and made them your play thing. You have sought to bribe nurse Stanford without a doubt. You are lawless and must now peacefully resign before more damage is done to our once fair land. The more you fight to hold on to power is the harder you will fall. Do it for your country.

      • Danziger
        November 20, 2019

        Gabriel, SHUT UP E jar la E ka RAYTAY. liar, Hipocrite, traitor, SUETIWER, Mafia, MASSISI, MANICULATER,JUDAS. If you man and you hall balls in come and put out PM. I want you Gabo to kw is LABOUR WE VOTING AGIAN, so HAPAY,ROULAY, FARCHEA,MATTAY IS LABOUR AGIAN.

      • November 20, 2019

        @ Gabriel Christian: “Skerrit your time is up. No doubt about it”

        No doubt! Are you the God of Heaven and Earth, who knows all things and sees all things?

        How long is it going to take your guys to acknowledge your rudeness and disrespect against the Holy and Mighty God, the reason you all will always face defeat?

        Who, on Earth, are you to decide that the Role of PM Skerrit is up; did you receive that insight from His Holy Spirit,?

        “You demonize Lennox Linton, you claim about PM Skerrit?

        With all that guts you used to tell PM Skerrit that his time is up, you are now blaming him for the demon in Lennox Linton?

        Well, you are right about that, and it is a good thing that you know it for yourself, but PM Skerrit had nothing to do with those demons, who called themself “Legion” that is in your party leader, okay!

        I am surprised that you could speak such a foolish thing. I think Linton is saying in his mind–why did he say that?

  19. DA STRONG
    November 19, 2019

    Big man i dont want to hear you, you too damn lie, you and your cabal have the whole system done rig, no election should be held without electoral reform, anybody can say they will win, you is the problem skerrit, you have our passport money buying all the vote you can buy, WE WANT ELECTORAL REFORM, HELL NO THIS IS NOT A FREE COUNTRY AS YOU SAY, YOU ARE A DICTATOR, you must go. waste of time. you dont run things in dominica, remember that country boy.

  20. Iamanidiot
    November 19, 2019

    Cont from previous post.
    I used to go to school with 20 books in my bag, Now all I have is a single iPad. All over I can show you processes that used to be, and they are no longer, you and I are the same age so the exact thing I know you know. And don’t talk about the law, we can change the law, It wasnt an offense to drive a car at 200 mph when no cars existed then when cars came in the picture, it was changed in the law. So we shape the law on the times we are living in. You saying when we get flying cars I can do whatever because there is no law governing it? NO! You add the law as the times we are living in dictates. So when we no longer using paper in the world, we can’t have election because “the law says you must vote on ballot paper”. We not going to change to voting on online or something? Stop hiding behind a law. You keeping the old system cause it’s easily exploited as a lot of old things can be.
    I dare any of you to reply and prove my argument invalid

  21. Iamanidiot
    November 19, 2019

    the Dec 6th elections are being held under the same laws that have governed the democratic process in Dominica since Dominica attained its independence.

    I love when people use that argument, I hit them with an something that they can never give me a suitable reply to.
    The cars that were driven in 1960, is not the same kia 2009 we have today. Why? because every day new/better methods are being found. Look at a crash test with an old car and a new, and see how much safer the newer one is. WAIT! why do we even need cars?We can ride the same donkey we used to ride that used to take us to Roseau. The type of houses we used to build is NOT the house we build Because climate change, we must CHANGE and build different houses. Old processes become obsolete after years, they become vulnerable to exploiting That’s why new processes are developed to replace the old. Continuing below…

    • Ibo France
      November 19, 2019

      He, Mr. Skerrit, has been warned about possible unrest by many non partisan organizations but he completely ignores them for he believes that he can use the might of the armed forces of the State to subdue the aggrieved people. There is a limit to how much people can take. Mr. Skerrit, dark, ominous clouds are gathering on the horizon drifting towards the shores of the country. Do the right thing. Your soldiers will fail to stop the heavy downpours one day. Who have ears to hear let them hear. Everything has an expiry date and your stewardship has expired. Corruption has you in office today. Move Aside and give peace and fairness a chance!

  22. viewsexpressed
    November 19, 2019

    “UPDATE: PM Skerrit in address to the nation, blames UWP for protests seeking electoral reform”.
    Skerrit has all his failures seen before him and about him but he is trying now to be devious and play the game of denial and now want to blame us people of Dominica, at home and overseas for his failure and incompetence as Prime (Odd) Minister of our nature Isle that he has stained, killed our agricultural sector, took jobs and money from our hard long working farmers all over Dominica and now selling our passports to all Tom, Dick etc and yet we are unable to see the change or development of our people, in jobs and working to earn their money rather than be abused by this failed Skerrit by having cash distributed and people in the Foyer of the Financial Centre reduced to beggars to get hard cash from this fake Bobolistic behaviour of this failed incompetent Skerrit.
    We await that Skerrit get the hell out of our government and await for the decent incoming Hon Linton & his UWP Team…

  23. Man bites dogs
    November 19, 2019

    It is a sad day once again for Dominica well done Lennox Linton, Edison James, Joshua Francis and Supporters of the so-called Workers idiotic party you guys had a good night 18.11.2019 you guys should know every dog 🐶 has it day bare that in mind, Mr Skerrit do not allow that madman and his criminals gangs to destroy Dominica it is time to supply the police and the security officers with Tasers guns, Stun gun, Rubber bullets, and Water cannon trucks today I heard some of them idiots talking about disruption on election day as to cancel the election these people will stop at nothing and if push comes to shove I am will volunteer to help at the front lines, Dominica is much too small for Linton and his hunched men lawlessness to go on.

    • November 19, 2019

      People are not fighting for Linton they are fighting for their own survival and it’s time to stop the blame game somehow the people are taking things into their hands, it shouldn’t be so much of a shock after all didn’t the same thing happened in 1979 go and do some research it will help you. We the people want change regardless who is in power, We no longer slave to fear for we are a child of God.

    • Ibo France
      November 19, 2019

      Stop referring to people as idiots as you are a perfect one. You and your ghost writer always come with unadulterated nonsense. Please return to school. Not too sure this will help for you seem too far gone.

  24. Jonathan Y St Jean
    November 19, 2019

    I see in this picture that Skerritt is losing his hair, and by his speech, he is also losing his mind. He blames the opposition UWP for requesting electoral reform for the upcoming election to be free and fair, but he’s lost his memory and reasoning that the other legal opposition party, the Freedom Party, has also been calling for the same thing. Further, the Pope through the Bishop and many other concerned organizations in the country have communicated with him about their desire for having electoral reform before the next election. The dictatorial side of him prefers confrontation than dialogue and appeasement. No elections without electoral reform. Period. Give the people what they want, which is electoral reform.

    • Legion
      November 19, 2019

      This nonsense speech
      was incitement…

    • Silver fox
      November 20, 2019

      @StJean, So what are your problem Mr Skerrit, losing his hair and according to you his mind?

  25. November 19, 2019

    Mr. Prime Minister, people protest all over the world for what they feel is an injustice. ANC is South Africa, against Apartheid; and Nelson Mandela was even called a terrorist and jailed for 27 years. Dr. Marin Luther King protested racial inequality, and was also jailed. In fact, there has been a protest going on in Hong Kong for sometime now. You could have done the right and fair thing, and have electoral reform. You also should have given the nation an account of the 1.2 billion dollars of their money, but you refused to do so. Instead, you took a path of Tyranny over a path of Democracy.

  26. Ras B
    November 19, 2019

    Dr. Skerrit, be schooled by King Short Shirt, from Antigua 1979 rendition: of Viva Grenada in which he says inter alia: ‘No power, no weaponry can extinguish a people’s will to be free’. In your presentation, you failed to recognize that civil society, church groups, regional and international bodies have been calling for electoral reform. you have chosen to ignore the calls, so one wonders who are the instigators of these disturbances. Additionally, you wrongfully claimed that our elections have been always free and fair, this was not the conclusion of the observers of the most recent national polls. Why not allow the electoral reform that the people request? It requires less than $400,000 EC!! Surely money cannot be the issue with an almost weekly entry to artiste to dominica at upwards of US100,000/show ($270,000.26 EC) to perform for the labor party. You have not mentioned the planting of evidence at the home of the opposition leader or the attempted bribery of the opposition…

    • November 21, 2019

      And he also said: power not by might and not by night. That goes to the UWP foolish apparatus.

  27. viewsexpressed
    November 19, 2019

    Skerrit, be advised if not notified and spoke to that to date you have been the worse, incompetent, immature, boyish, childish Odd Minister we ever had in Dominica. You are unable to fit in the professional shoes of Dame Eugenia Charles, Hon Eddison James, E.O. Leblanc etc. To you this is a game and while all these Prime Minsters before applied developmental programmes and project, the only thing you have going for you is the abuse of our poor people for fame and comfort you operated a fraudulent Red Clinic, money being shifted all over the place to gain Loyalty and what we see from the top floor of the Financial Centre where you opened this corrupted Red Clinic to gain favour and loyalty where poor people that you created and failed to create jobs. You had these poor people quing up at your office and offered them cash. The same way monies was given to acolytes, that we saw in our villages given to people out there. What a shame. Skerrit you are a failure and you should Go.

  28. My mouth
    November 19, 2019

    Five more yeats

    • Channel 1
      November 19, 2019

      @My mouth – There is something very cultish sounding with these one-liner sort of statements that you all in that Skerrit party utter. Something is not right.

    • Eddy A
      November 20, 2019

      Five more years of corruption, bribery and red clinic! That’s all people like you are interested in! Why don’t all you the future of your country for once???

  29. AbdulAziz Sanderson
    November 19, 2019

    Electoral reform has always been a task but we can make a start by cleaning up the voters list. Since registry is digital in 1 sec a query of the database will give you all who has died. Immigration records are also digitized therefore, another query of all those who have not set foot in Dominica for the last 5 years (please feel free to correct the amount of years the constitution states). At that point these list can be submit for removal. That will reduce the list dramatically. The other stages such as actual address etc….can’t be done quickly but starting the process can be simple and will show the people that the government listens and is ready to make change.

    Currently the government is not ready for change. DLP has indicated that 6 million was budgeted but have been hindered by the UWP. The people would like to see the plan that was created and attempt to grasp an understanding of how the UWP stopped the process.

  30. Officer
    November 19, 2019

    DNO, stop calling Skerrit PM. There is no PM in Dominica now. Parliament has been desolved. Skerrit is just like you and me now.

    ADMIN: The parliament is dissolved but certain executive roles are still in place. Roosevelt Skerrit is still Prime Minister.

  31. Ibo France
    November 19, 2019

    This is what this diseased LIAR does ever so often. He throws all the country’s ills and problems on the Opposition. No electoral reforms , police brutality, no raise in public servants’ salaries, disunity in the country, economic failure, pothole diseased roads, shortage of nurses, explosion of non-communicable diseases, Mr. Linton and the opposition must shoulder the blame for all these inadequacies and inequities. This oligarchic government is tall on promises but short on deliverables. Where are the hospitals, ten(10) health centres, intl. airport, geothermal energy, jobs, increase in agriculture production, replacement for ROSS UNIVERSITY, rejuvenation of Roseau, pension increase for former prime ministers, resurrection of manufacturing, new cruise ship berthing facilities? All Dominicans get from this failed military junta are lies, lies and more lies. Instead of beating their chests in making empty promises they should bow their collective heads in eternal shame and disgrace.

  32. Child of Itassi
    November 19, 2019

    @18:02 Skerrit said ..”and in the aftermath of the upcoming general elections.”

    af·ter·math: the consequences or aftereffects of a significant unpleasant event.

    Is his Freudian slip revealing his intentions to use the military weapons supplied by his Chinese counterparts?

  33. %
    November 19, 2019

    Well done honourable Linton!
    I shall be present!

  34. weh
    November 19, 2019

    All this PM knows how to do is to blame others for problems. Why don’t you be a leader for once and take responsibility to fix the problems in the country?

  35. zandoli
    November 19, 2019

    The prime minister cannot shift the blame solely on the UWP. DLP is using state finds to spend as much money as possible to ensure they win the next election. The prime minister has endorsed flying people to Dominica who have not lived on the island well in excess of 5 years to vote. That cannot be right.
    Using state funds to give your party an unfair advantage cannot be right.
    I don’t endorse vandalism and anything UWP can do to encourage those who are so inclined would be helpful, but it is difficult to stand by and watch what to most reasonable people to be a blatant attempt to steal the election.

  36. Desporah
    November 19, 2019

    It’s evident the UWP can’t win at the ballot so they’re resorting to riot.
    That too will fail, dear inept uwp leader.

    • A Dominican voter
      November 19, 2019

      Stupid people like you that have Dominica in this state right now. What have Linton done to you? Skerrit refused to address the issue at hand and giving the impression that people just decide to protest “just like that”. Untruth and hypocrisy is not taking the country anywhere. I’m telling you that Linton is way way more matured and intelligent that Skerrit – it’s a fact!

    • From the valley
      November 19, 2019

      The president traveled today Nov 19, without even addressing the nation in these trouble times. what a shame!!!!!

  37. Amino
    November 19, 2019

    A speech full of total rubbish, he, alone, is the one who is wrecking this country.

  38. Where is Charlo?
    November 19, 2019

    Will the police do a wellness check on the President to ensure that he is not being held against his will by Roosevelt Skerrit?

  39. stupes
    November 19, 2019

    Mr Skerrit I see you conveniently forget that it was you who brought down representatives from the OAS to recommend ways on electoral reform.

    Your attorney general rejected those recommendations, so how can you blame the opposition for blocking electoral reform?

  40. Shaka zulu
    November 19, 2019

    Lol. What did yall expect? The pm get an opportunity to add fuel to flame. Where is the President of Dominica. Did he go awol? Can the CCM file a case of dereliction of duty against the puppet president?

  41. Concern citizen
    November 19, 2019

    Why is Skerro addressing the nation? Shouldn’t that be the President’s job since there is no parliament?

    • SMH
      November 19, 2019

      President in Kenip-skin hiding…. SMH

    • JAH KAL
      November 20, 2019

      Lets shut it down i mean DOWN

  42. unity is strength
    November 19, 2019

    Those of you who were criticizing Lennox for not protesting, do you see why now? Do you see how this one is already blaming the UWP and our deputy leader, when the the UWP was NOT even responsible for planning this protest action? I want all of you, you know yourselves, to trust Lennox’s wisdom from now on. Together we must succeed.

  43. Go to Hell
    November 19, 2019

    Mister face looking like the face of the Dish.we don’t want no more Doable in Dominica. According to prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit ” Go to hell.”

  44. Dominican
    November 19, 2019

    Sir, be strong and may your decisions be guided by The Almighty. To those of you who have been advocating violence and destruction, now praying for peace. May your prayers continue to fall on deaf ears for The Almighty is Just and knows our intent.
    Dominica, I Pray for you and your democracy.

    • A Dominican voter
      November 19, 2019

      Hypocrite! Tell the man what he is doing is wrong! The man has exalted himself above the people and even God (“I run things”) and this is a precursor to his downfall. mark my words…as it was in the beginning so shall it be in the end (bible stuff here). He that hath an ear to hear let him hear.

  45. Mark
    November 19, 2019

    What is wrong with this maniac? He is not the PM he is not he Bishop he is not the Police Chief.

    O man this guy is not right……

  46. Ibo France
    November 19, 2019

    Everything that is said by this man is tainted with lies, self- interest and animosity. All his statements are misleading with the intention of gaining a political advantage. Nothing elevating comes from his mouth just distortions of the truth, venom and toxicity. The country needs a relief from the daily grind of divisiveness and hardships. No teachers, no nurses, no public servants should vote for this regime. Skerrit has stubbornly refused to give you a long overdue increase in pay. Which one of you is so foolish to think that he will give you if he win the Election? Time for them to go!

    • November 19, 2019

      The people that are members of Unions it’s time that you start to think and make decisions for yourselves stop dragging your feet your administration is not doing any better it’s the same thing over and over again. I listened to the different unions leaders and they are all the same . I ask whatever happened in 1979 that is different today is it because there is a lot of money to go around so cool out is on top while the members get little, members step out and stand up thank your leaders and move on join the peaceful match and exercise you right.

  47. Concerned citizen, registered voter, tax payer.
    November 19, 2019

    roosevelt skerrit claims that elections in Dominica are free and fair and they have not. The Dominica labour party has been in power for almost 18 years and they have never won the elections freely and fairly.

    In the year 2000 the United Workers Party won the majority seats and a coalition government was formed with dlp and DFP. Every election after has been stolen by the Dominica labour party. The Dominica labour party has always been bringing persons to vote and has not won the elections legally. roosevelt skerrit if you are so confident that after nearly 20years of the Dominica labour party being in power that you have been a working government and labour ka twavay then allow electoral reform. Allow free and fair elections. Allow the people who support the economy, who live on island daily, who are the ones who will be able to give a proper report card on your performance decide if you decide your fate. Allow us to decide if we want you as prime minister the legal way.

    • A Dominican voter
      November 19, 2019

      So true! Wish I could do more thumbs up…exactly my thought.

  48. jamie
    November 19, 2019

    WASTE OF TIME,YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED DUDE.

  49. dee
    November 19, 2019

    weh weh weh
    that is what I call double double standards
    Mister never addressed the nation on the Missing monies claim .
    He making all silly announcements with false claims but not once I have heard him dispute the call for accountability in the management of the country’s finances , for that matter we can go right back to the request for a political debate , or discussion on Q95 radio for that matter . now you calling for all kind of peace , yet you are still paying for international artists to promote your campaign , all paid for from the resources of the Dominican people . WHAT DISRESPECT EIN , WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO STOP THAT .?

  50. LifeandDeath
    November 19, 2019

    Skerrit getting Fat and Bald, beginning to look like Rosie..he should watch his Sugar intake.
    Skerrit needs to take a rest bruh, for his own good. The time is nigh the people want you gone son..!!

  51. Dominica we love
    November 19, 2019

    I saw this quote on a website, how stuff works dot com: “when fire rages through dry underbrush, it clears thick growth so sunlight can reach the forest floor and encourage the growth of native species”
    My dear brother Skerrit, sometimes systems have to be broken down so that new life can spring up. Dominica is sick and this country needs a cleansing. The protesters you despise are the healing for this nation. Give the people electoral reform! Now!

  52. Concerned citizen, registered voter, tax payer
    November 19, 2019

    We the constituents, the legal voters, the people of Dominica do nit want to hear from roosevelt skerrit.

    We need to hear from the man to upholds the office of head of state at this time. We are paying taxes to ensure you THE HEAD OF STATE gets that amazing tax free salary of over $30,000. Mr Charles Savarin We the people of Dominica who pay taxes to pay your monthly salary would like you to address the nation.

    Charles Savarin,

    Stop hiding out in the state house
    Stop hiding from your duties
    Stop being silent
    Stop avoiding your people.
    Speak to us
    Let us know your stance on electoral reform
    STOP THE MADNESS AND ADDRESS THE NATION

  53. November 19, 2019

    lets all welcome back the pm to Dominica after so long the people has been calling on him let us hear mr run things going to say to us that cant run things like him

  54. Dastrong
    November 19, 2019

    You got elected by “the people” and so “the people” will vote you out. Enough is enough

    • Ginta Smith
      November 20, 2019

      Really? Was teargas really necessary? There were no weapons. Protesting is part of being in a democracy. Mr prime Minister check yourself – electoral reform is the ask the people- Listen

  55. Kalinago Justice
    November 19, 2019

    :?: What is the one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake going to say,is he going to concede to the wishes of the People :?: This is what he should be doing,meet the demands of the People!!!

    • Calling Your Bluff
      November 19, 2019

      I am not a statistician or political scientist; however, if the number of anti-Skerrit posts on the DNO forum are a harbinger of election day voter sentiment then UWP supporters have nothing to fear as Linton should win by a landslide.

      Stop the conniption and put your vote where your mouth and fingers are and let the chips fall where they may on December 6th.

  56. Oh ok
    November 19, 2019

    The only thing I want to hear from you is that we are getting electoral reform :twisted:

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