Joshua Francis responds to Gregor Nassief

Joshua Francis deputy leader of UWP. File photo.

An open response to Gregor Nassief, (phase I) September 9th, 2019.


Dear Gregor,

It is with haste that I share words in response to your open letter to the Hon. Lennox Linton seized of words on the hot seat, September 03, 2019. Hon. Linton, a man filled with integrity and honesty, some of the traits you may be wanting.

My purpose of clarity herein is to expose your moral bankruptcy on a matter of national concern in respect to unaccounted monies generated by the EDF option of the CBI program. And to tend your words with an honest view of the subject at hand-something that appears inexistent in your letter of destruction.

You packaged your focus on what Hon. Linton allegedly stated about Range/Kempinski Project, “when you examine those elements closely you seeing the outline of an elaborate scheme to cheat and steal.” Mr. Gregor, may I ask you, which are the “elements” referred to in the quoted statement hereinbefore? Isn’t there an elaborate scheme which provides room for cheating and stealing?

Hon Lennox Linton has consistently echoed his shared opinion that government politicians have found a way to spirit money from the CBI revenues through some CBI authorize agents and dishonest pubic officials, an understanding which is celebrated in every right-thinking mind in Dominica. But because you are cast adrift on waters of self, you play dead to the obvious financial transgression against the ordinary people of Dominica.

The Prime Minister of Dominica has placed on pubic record that he has caused diversion of public monies into an account/s which remains secret to Dominica. Shouldn’t it be concern to you that Dominica’s Prime Minster, the Minister of Finance cannot account for such public monies, a ruin of today’s governance in Dominica.

You said that Hon. Linton “inferred the possibility of local developers…… “, Gregor, you inferred, not Hon. Linton, clearly your strong purpose to devalue Hon. Linton’s observation of unaccounted public monies has clouded your thoughts; it is not Mr. Linton who inferred your conclusion-you did, and erroneously too. Mr. Linton rightfully position that the CBI arrangements have presented opportunities for appropriating monies which belongs to the people of Dominica, isn’t that cheating and stealing? Did you not mind correctly comment on the fact that Dominica’s Prime Minster has yet to provide an audit for diverted public monies into private accounts involving MMCE?

And talking about the real estate option, have you or any other player in that scheme provided an audited report on citizenship/passport sold versus cost of construction of villa’s and hotels, profit/loss margins and so on? Gregor, have you not benefited from

Dominica’s sale of its sovereignty? How could Hon. Linton or anyone taking a stand with such thought be wrong?

Your decision to pursue legal recourse to relegate Hon. Linton observation concerning unaccounted public monies is an act of intellectual treason and an attempted defense of your personal interest at the expense of honesty, integrity and transparency, some qualities which may have parted from you.

Furthermore, I am confident that any legal pursuit on your ill-intent to injure Hon. Lennox Linton will only end in the pits of vanity. What you have presented as a pillar for a law suit stands on sand, but with the influence of your friend Roosevelt Skerrit, you may very well pursue law as a weapon of pain against hon. Linton, but that too shall fall in the sands of failure.

Your decision to unshut your mouth, loose your tongue and spread your spirit on this ongoing CBI debacle can only result in a further decline of your name in the eyes of right-thinking people, because you have borne false tongue and a deceptive spirit.

I find you very condescending and insulting by elevating yourself on a pedestal of arrogance to say that Hon. Linton is intellectually dishonest or worst intellectually incompetent, if anything you are the one to bear such title.

You sum up your view in three parts:
1. The Business of CBI: I will not waste breath on part one as this is readily available to the world for all enquiring minds. Once again, your effort here is a parade to display your tainted and evil effort to discredit Hon. Linton by suggesting that he does not understand the basics of the CBI program.

Part II: The Business of Real Estate: again, most of your information is abundantly available in the public space and known to minds of concern. I spend no breath on your part two except to record that it is filled with your bending interpretations with a fierce purpose to maliciously attack Hon. Lennox Linton. What is issue with the term “free money”. At no time did Hon. Linton expressed or implied that CBI authorize agents and/or developers are given money as handouts.

Gregor, as you swam deeper in the water of your letter, is further adrift you went from truth. You press to make it appear that the CBI program is void of cuts, and kickbacks- do you think that readers who locked eyes with your letter of destruction are that naïve? As an example, are we not privy to the pursuit of Zampoli to get his cut from the CBI Range project?

Housing option (3rd) recently made available? By which regulation? When was the housing option born into a legal or policy option? You sound so absurd! A hybrid option, a mixture of EDF and Real Estate? Did you read your garbage repeatedly before you circulated your letter of destruction laced with lies, half-truths, and misinterpretations?
I am really infuriated by your blatant dishonesty in your attempt to cloud the minds of unsuspecting Dominicans. Gregor, you are only with dishonor to drop such “shit” from your thoughts to state that investors under what you refer to housing option enjoy the profits of selling our passport because government takes zero risk? This is an error in law, ethics, morals and principles for our government to allow such monies which is public monies to be diverted into a private unaccounted-unaudited account.

And for you to share such words to us is only a testament of your failed efforts to cancel the unavoidable fall of your disgraced friend, Roosevelt Skerrit as Prime Minster of Dominica.

Conclusion 1: you were not defamed; you have been sent blindly by the forces of disgraced Skerrit into the political arena and so shall you be treated-you have attracted political gladiators to tear you apart. I shall have no remorse for you as you transform into a political football to be kicked until you lose all air. I must press that “massa days” are done, and your arrogant tone is unacceptable in a Dominica which is saddled with many governance issues, the heart of which is a dark and rotten Leader.

The issue at hand is not so much about the unaccounted 1.2 billion but more so the principles of accountability, transparency and integrity-in the administration of our CBI monies. So, stop your self-degradation and clear the way for the rise of ordinary Dominicans into elevated positions.

May be continued:

Joshua Francis

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  1. Political animal
    September 12, 2019

    I read this article with great interest. I find this is a useless attack on Gregor Nassief for exposing the naked blatant 1.2 billion hoax of the UWP.

    I hope Joshua will be able to defend Mr. Linton when he faces the legal ramifications of his loose rantings. This time i for sure will not be putting my money this time in their effort to assist Mr. Linton when he is sued for his continued spreading of misinformation about people for political gain. He has libeled the Pm, the FS, Gregor, Sam and the list goes on. The clock is ticking tic toc for Lennox. I will be buying my popcorn and coke to watch the drama unfold.

    • viewsexpressed
      September 12, 2019

      Political Animal, that you are, please focus on poor governance of our country today 2019 by this failed Skerrit. Hon. Linton is a champion who has exposed many times the misgivings and endless Bobol corruption by this failed, incompetent Labour Government headed by this failed PM called Skerrit. We need change in Dominica and my tax is being wasted by failed Skerrit and his immature Labour government. They have failed us and our Dominica. This Labour Government has been the worse we have seen and experienced over 19 years, and this is where we are under this failed immature Skerrit, knows nothing of socio-economic development and has used our states funds as his own to give out cash to poor families that he has caused to que up at the Financial Centre to walk to his office, say to him “I Love my PM wi” and they walk back with cash, and the next goes up. An open abuse and misappropriation of states funds. Skerrit by-pass Welfare and created his clinic, insulted the staff of Welfare.

  2. September 12, 2019

    This response is more of a scar-d cart response. It’s lame and full of personal attack. De man give us so much insite about how the CBI works. How investors operate. And you are coming with that shady response. Get real my friend.

  3. Kalinago Justice
    September 11, 2019

    :?: Whether Honourable Joshua Francis or Honourable Lennox Linton didn’t quite address the issue of the$1.2 billion, the fact of the matter is,the one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake needs to give well documented account for the money and don’t leave us to speculation.

  4. Stubborn Facts
    September 11, 2019

    So it seems as if one has to be a Nassief, an Astaphan, a Burton, a Lawrence, a Nanthan, a Raphael, Skerrit, Austrie and a Mcyntire to benefit from the Skerrit CBI? The rest of us come on our knees to eat a piece of cub bread? With the bananas and Ross University all of us was befitting but with the CBI is only the above few that becoming millionaires, along with foreigners, while they made most of us poorer to the point we have to depend on them for everything

    • Barbara Saunders
      September 11, 2019

      Mr. Francis
      I really hope that you penned this incoherent rant without the knowledge and consent of Mr. Linton. If I were in his place I would hate that literary piece to be representative of a defence in my name. Mr. Linton, give him that, is very capable in stringing words together so you should have allowed him that privilege.

      I hope you are not subtly trying to place more embarassment on the party in revenge for the manner in which you were denigrated and insulted at a low point in your life.

      I also hope you are not trying to edge closer to your ultimate aim to be leader. In my view you did not distinguish yourself or the party with this one. Trust me. The language was garbled and, the errors validated the admitted haste with which you wrote; you simply were not “with it”. You sounded like a partner in a schoolboy brawl sir.

  5. Joshua wins
    September 11, 2019

    🎉Well written Josh. 👏 👏 👏 👏
    Nassief, you on the wrong side. The new UWP government will need good writers, writers for righteousness. Joshua wins this round. Joshua 1, Nassief 0.

  6. September 11, 2019

    How ironic
    Jousha Francis would talk about integrity and honesty. A gentleman facing child abuse against a minor? What have Dominica come to my Lord. We need a new opposition these guys are real jokes. We look so foolish in this country having these lame people want to lead a country. Election is around the corner and they have yet to state what they will do for the country except regurgitate what the current government is doing or plan to do.
    We need plans guys how will you change our lives. Just using Trump tactics by bashing and jumping at every story come on. You guys look weak incompetent and not ready to govern. Now Lennox not the honorable guy Jousha is talking about. I am talking about the arrogant, always angry guy. Now he give Skerrit a deadline for the 22nd to explain the money when last month Skerrit say the report will be out on the 21st. Weak just weak opposition. Please start talking about real issues, plans and proposals for the next 5 years. Is this a joke or…

    • Joseph John
      September 11, 2019

      How can fake uneducated guys present any plans. Some of them have college degrees but they perform like drivers who read the instructions for driving but never took the wheel. By their practice you shall know them.

  7. Cyril Ralph Volney
    September 11, 2019

    Considering that CBI money saved our collective ….. after Hurricane Maria, and continues to do so, all of this posturing is putting into jeopardy the one main thing Dominicans have going for us. This has to stop! Chill out everyone!

    • Alice Sanderson
      September 11, 2019

      CBI money was there before Skerrit since under Dame Eugenia and might be there long after Skerrit, just handled differently.

      • Eddy A
        September 12, 2019

        You are right it was always there but never anywhere close to the scale it is now. Furthermore, there was proper accounting, there was never any money missing and there was always tight scrutiny of applicants and due diligence. Apart from that i would really like to know how many Dominican Diplomatic passports are in circulation nowadays and who are the bearer of those passport are. I’m certain that would make interesting reading in particular for the FBI and Europol.

      September 11, 2019

      Cyril Ralph Volney,

      You, Skerrit and the Labour Party entourage are missing a crucial point being asked by the populous about Dominica’s CBI programme – the need for Transparency, Good Governance and Freedom from Corruption.

      Transparency is the basis of good governance and the first step in fighting corruption. It provides a universal rationale for the provision of good records management systems, archives, and financial regulatory and monitoring systems. That’s why the people are asking the question “Where De £1.2million Gone!!!!!

  8. Dislike child molesters
    September 11, 2019

    You will have time talk we Sikiri

    I want Dr. Shama and Dr. Ty-E to be on standby

    Because you have no moral authority to steal to any one in Dominica.

    Go seek guidance and repentance.

    Curse is following you.

    This is why we going to kick you out of our parliament

  9. September 11, 2019

    Sorry, Mr. Joshua Francis, as a lawyer I would not write this letter; at least not with the substance that you used to pen it

    I noticed here, that you kept on referring to Lennox as the “Honorable” but in speaking about the Prime Minister, you said: Your friend “Roosevelt Skerrit” What does that mean?

    Sir, I see nothing official in this letter, it is more like a quarrel with Mr. Nassif; what makes it a News Article?

    As a lawyer, you need to present yourself with the traits of that profession; as far as I have noticed, you have not done that.

    Respect is not granted, it has to be earned.

    • Ibo France
      September 11, 2019

      Liz, you’re always trivial and meandering. Nothing substantive ever flows from between your ears.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        September 12, 2019

        lbo, she is a nut!


        If I had my way, I would have that madam rude lips locked away in a mental asylum a long time ago.

        Elizabeth is a mines, she is a danger to herself and other people.

        A psychiatric diagnostic such as that means she is 51/50: that is “fifty-one fifty; hence she belong to a crazy house where she should be tied to a bed and be guarded 24/7 oui!


    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      September 11, 2019

      “I noticed here, that you kept on referring to Lennox as the “Honorable” but in speaking about the Prime Minister, you said: Your friend “Roosevelt Skerrit” What does that mean?”
      Shut up Elizabeth; who are you an uneducated kindergarten graduate who told me at twelve years old you taught school.
      Have you forgotten Francis for whatever its worth, do have a law degree?

      One who deserves a title is one considered impeccable, one not yet found to be corrupted! 

      As far as we know Lennox ; we never heard anyone said ” Lennox Linton thief anything oui!


      You know I call a certain fellow thief everyday, because  he is!

      Roosevelt do not deserve to be called honorable or “prime minister; since we proved him to be the most corrupt person to serve in public office in our country.

      Roosevelt is unfit to serve in public office, Roosevelt as prime minister is the same as a fox guarding the chicken coupe! 

      How can one appoint a dog that sucks eggs to…

    • Joseph John
      September 11, 2019

      Liz, hope I can call you Liz. Thanks, you just help me to realize what Francis is up to. Look at that traitorous smile, smirk. He is putting Linton on the spot.
      If you are familiar with Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar you will notice how Mark Anthony kept referring to Brutus as honourable man multiple times. He also referred to all those who stabbed Caesar as honourable men.
      I wondered why Francis would put out a premature defense towards a libel suite against Linton. There is more to this than what meets the eye, but time will tell.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        September 12, 2019

        Boy, you are crazy!

        Libel sue against Lennox?

        Roosevelt is the one who draw to the attention of the world about if he had include the one billion two hundred million dollars in the budget.

        Well, if he did not include it in the budget, that means it must be in the treasury or somewhere.

        The problem is it is nowhere to be found thus far.
        Do you know where that $1.2 billion dollars is Joseph John?

        Is it in your pocket?
        Is it in Elizabeth pocket?

        Surly it is not in my nor Lennox pocket!

        People like you who encourages, and uphold corruption and political thievery in the country; you will help cause the next civil war in the country; by which time Dominica will implode, that might be a way for the nation to get rid of Roosevelt, but one way or the other he at some point and time will be held accountable for a lot of missing money in the country.

  10. Braindamage
    September 11, 2019

    Thank you Mr. Francis for clearing the air.
    They think they alone went to university and the rest of the Dominican populace went to Primary School on Boxing Day and on Good Friday. :arrow:

  11. ?????????????
    September 10, 2019

    Any time someone speaks or explains something, you guys say they are friends of Roosevelt Skerrit! Why hate the man so? I have said time and time again that hatred only affects the hater. Put in your pipe and smoke. High time you guys grow up. Always maypuisant! Grow up and talk about development and not sensational ” money missing” Do you guys figure that is how you will win election? But Joshua behave yourself. Did you read your mepuis (that is all your party and follwers know). Well yes political gladiators you are but I will tell you one thing that political gladiators will miss the train for development is not fighting one another. Let us see if badmouthing and sensation will win General Election. What have you done since hurricane to assist the same persons you plan to represent and do not say that it is the Government’s duty. Grow up guys and do something for your country and not what the country can do for me ( wanna be handle the finances). Think b 4 u…

    • Ibo France
      September 11, 2019

      You are a simpleton typical of the common supporters of the profoundly corrupt Skerrit Political Bag of Coal Dust. The people’s MONEY must be properly accounted for. What nonsense are you advocating? The missing 1.2 billion dollars could have been used to build the international airport, develop geothermal energy, build Marigot hospital and many more important things. ????????? You are dead from the neck up like KID, JJ, Circus Clown and the brightest one of all, Man Eats Dog Meat.

    • Alice Sanderson
      September 11, 2019

      So tell me now if you cannot accept the conclusion that they are friends of Skerrit, why draw your conclusion of hate? Stop that nonsense. The money must be replaced if it cannot be accounted for, stop blaming people because that is the law of the land.

  12. ??????????????
    September 10, 2019

    I quote Joshua Francis’s – “Hon. Linton, a man filled with integrity and honesty, some of the traits you may be wanting”.
    But Joshua what u saying there non? “some of the traits u may be wanting”. Est ce que you know what u saying? Hmmmm Boy way papa u guys are very disrespectful. Someone whom your leader should respect. Moi paker dit dot! what is wrong with you guys? Even if you want power absolutely, this is not the way to do it. You guys want to put the reputation of everyone who does not support your party and leader in disrepute! Stop this nonesense! High time to stop this foolishness. Boy look some ingratitude. Look some persons who do not remember the good. Way papa! I learn if someone do you well, you must never forget and if you can’t say good, keep your mouth shut! Think before you use your mouth.

  13. Just saying
    September 10, 2019

    I was hoping for some high reasoning but instead I saw lines like “I will not waste breath”. Really? Is this a high school conversation? Anyway you said that “part 1 is readily available to the world for all enquiring minds” which is absolutely true, but yet still it seems like Mr Linton has completely missed it as he doesn’t seem to have an understanding of CBI. Like the man said Mr Linton is either very dishonest or very incompetent. Then you come with this shallow response? Hmm all you team just not ready yet.

  14. Child of Itassi
    September 10, 2019

    The gloves are off.

  15. self
    September 10, 2019

    That’s how you responds to evil, hateful advantageous men who have failed at making anything of themselves. keep bending on your knees to kiss the PM. Change is a must!

  16. shrewd
    September 10, 2019

    This is not a letter from a shallow stuttering mind but a very astute brilliant man from humble beginnings.

  17. Observer
    September 10, 2019

    I mean compared to mr nasseif lettter the response by the hon Francis is is this man a lawyer .he says”I’ll waste no breathe answer”.i mean with such well explained fact Joshua has to do better in his response.its a shame more alligations that facts.

  18. Ibo France
    September 10, 2019

    Joshua, this man Gregor is a sheep- like supporter of the Skerrit’s regime for obvious reasons.. He is fixated on the breast milk of the CBI program. He cannot sway public opinion away from the corrupt practices of this badly mismansged program. How do the ordinary people know that corruption has taken hold of the CBI program? With all that billions of dollars generated by the CBI program, look at the underdevelopment of the country, the low wages of civil servants and the poor quality of life of the mass majority of the citizens. Corruption, Corruption and more Corruption!

  19. Value
    September 10, 2019

    It’s disgusting, disrespectful and disgraceful to have Joshua Francis as the poster child for the UWP. ……………………………………………………………….. The man called a press conference to address a spousal and family problems. The opposition leadership degraded Mr. Francis to total humiliation, now he is putting him up as the Poster child for the Party. Dominicans rise up against such disgusting and devious behavior on the part of the UWP. How much more will Lenox Linton throw in our faces. Why don’t we SEE the UWP and their followers repairing roofs, why don’t they plant flowers 🌺 I am sure at the home for the ageded they have family members. Lenox does nothing on a daily basis. Lenox called a conference to tell the people of the Bahamas 🇧🇸 that he is going to help them, please enlighten your supporters as to you progress in helping The Bahamas. Can’t Lenox supporters see that man is a self centered person, 1 generator, 2 scholarships.

    • Braindamage
      September 11, 2019

      Be a value to your nation and stop supporting the Bobolist who can’t give an account of the State Monies. :arrow:

  20. On ur case
    September 10, 2019

    Mr Francis I think u should be concentrating on ur personal life Rather than attacking people who wants to make a meaningful contribution to the development of this country

  21. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    September 10, 2019

    Lennox Linton, call his bluff, contact the international police, INTERPOL. Ask INTERPOL to send a team of investigators to Dominica to conduct an investigation to find out who took the missing millions. Contact the FBI too because the money may be in US banks.

    • Alice Sanderson
      September 11, 2019

      Skerrit already said where it is, he just needs to show proof as mandated by the Laws of the Commonwealth of Dominica. Skerrit must answer or pay it back.

  22. Rasta
    September 10, 2019

    Boss…go and take your medicine

  23. Willeb
    September 10, 2019

    Great response could not have been better phrased. Colonial masters are mud now. All fall down.

  24. Cookie Monster
    September 10, 2019

    After reading Mr. Nassief article I stop asking where the money gone and instead, start singing the cookie monster song about ” who stole the cookies from the cookie jar”?

    September 10, 2019

    Professing to be wise they become fools. Because they have rejected the truth and accept lies..They worship the creature rather than the creator..Now God have given them up to a reprobate mind..

  26. Must Win
    September 10, 2019

    Mr. Nassief wrote an open letter and within hours DNO posted it. Joshua Francis responded and in less than no time DNO posted it. So that’s what I call fair and balance. But what is not fair is when we the readers and bloggers give our views DNO completely ignores us as if we are not important. That’s sad DNO.

    Boy when you spray your house with baygon the scent causing all insects and sometimes even Rats and Mice coming from their hiding spot. So I recommend the use of some Baygon every week to see how many insects and rats will come out from their nest (the creole word for nest is “Nass”. IF we spray with baygon expect rats and mice to come out.

    • September 11, 2019

      @Must Win, again this is just “talk” with no substance. Tell us what would be your “baygon” in such situation?

      Rats, mice, cockroaches, and the rest of them are all unwanted pests; how are they compared with the works of people like Mr. Nasief and the others?

      So try another metaphor; that one which you have chosen will not work.

  27. Joan
    September 10, 2019

    Good rhythm is that what the UWP is offering? Where are the people with integrity and morality? The man’s wife accused him of domestic violence! He is also facing allegations of sexual misconduct. I have personally witnessed the man in the streets of Bath Estate shirtless and disoriented. Now out of desperation, you are putting this character to rebuff and respond to a man of such great character as Mr. Nassief. Woman in the UWP aren’t you embarrassed to have Mr. Francis talking on your behalf, it’s shameful that you don’t see it morally wrong to have Mr. Francis as your spokesperson. #ME TOO or purple ribbon 🎀

    • Yolanda
      September 11, 2019

      Women of the Labour Party/SFP, are you not embarrassed to have Reginald Austrie talking on your behalf?

  28. Joe Linton
    September 10, 2019

    Joshua one question … WHAT IS UWP plan for the CBI?? How are you all going to change it and what will be the benefit to the various investors and potential CBI’s Agents and developers etc…

    Gregor i think Joshua just gave you the green light to SUE!!!!!

    • September 11, 2019

      @Joe Linton, I completely agree with you; and this is a case the Mr. Nasseif will not lose.

  29. Must Win
    September 10, 2019

    Thank you Joshua. You said it all and nothing else to be added.
    You see when we spray our house with BOP or Baygon the impact causes all insects to get out of their hiding hole because they sense danger.

  30. September 10, 2019

    Mr. Francis, you know what Linton is stating is dishonest and a dawn lie, where is your integrity, you used to be someone we could look up to as arbiter of common sense and the truth but you are now showing, it’s all about politics; for the wrong reason. I hope you realize you are going to lose Roseau south, you don’t live in the community anymore and your past personal misguided error make you unfit to represent any constituency in Dominica. Go home and take your meds

  31. %
    September 10, 2019

    Josh, I have read many pieces from you in the new papers, but this one is by far the best .
    Those guys are very thin skinned, if he responds to your response, please give him some more of your brilliance!!!! Remember you are doing this for Dominica!

  32. Chakademus
    September 10, 2019

    I suppose the UWP has to reply, to say something. Maybe ‘Mea Culpa” would be more appropriate than this article I had the misfortune of reading. The interesting thing is that I do not approve of the present government, I believe they should be voted out, but this article and Linton’s apparently misbegotten campaign does nothing for the cause. This is full of name calling and mepuis, and empty of real information. It smacks of desperation, the kind of thing one would say when he has no substantive response.

    Even if we don’t like Skerrit, and are suspicious of certain people’s sudden riches, we can tell that Linton et al are trying to pull the wool over our eyes in this case.

    • September 11, 2019

      @Chakademus–even if we don’t like Skerrit?

      I was about to give you a thumbs up until I read that sentence above; who is the “we” that you refer to. If you are speaking about Dominicans, don’t you know that PM Skerrit has the majority of us, on his side?

      I suggest that you stop, look, and listen, then come again.

  33. Viewsexpressed
    September 10, 2019

    WhoploooaWhooooa ..well done Hon. Joshua Francis. I’m, we’re so pleased with you for this wonderful piece work. Great response…well done. They can’t match Honourable Linton so have to insult themselves with their rhetoric.
    Hon. Linton will be Prime Minister for Dominica.
    Skerrit..get out of the….you are the biggest failure on Dominica today. We will have you out of our states business and mo longer in government. You have failed your constuents, the people of Dominica and shamed your name. Hon Linton, and Hon. Joshua Francis will stand up strong for our UWP and our Dominica.
    Skerrit must go…get lost..out of Dominica business.
    We welcome Hon. Lennox Linton and his credible Trusted professional UWPTeam.
    Dominicans need Skerrit out. He has been this failure.
    UWP will raise the profile of our Dominica. Amen.
    UWP keep up the good work. Failed Skerrit must go. Get lost..get out.

  34. RandyX
    September 10, 2019

    Joshua, part of the reason that Skerrit is still in power is the moral bankruptcy of the likes of Nassief, Astaphan and Co. They pretend to be politically neutral but believe me, and I know because I used to do business with one of them, they don’t mind where the dollar comes from and never mind how dirty the dollar is. Believe me, if UWP win the next election, they’ll immediately drop the DLP and suck up to the new government

  35. ??
    September 10, 2019

    First of all, this is not Joshua’s writing so whoever wrote made a feeble attempt at dispelling Mr. Nassief’s claim. He provided absolutely no proof to the contrary. As far as I’m concern, this is just a typical UWP response when they have no facts. In terms of legal action, there is a lot for Linton to answer to. Anyone who listened to Linton’s utterances and says there’s nothing to see is simply scared like a wet puppy and hoping this goes away. What a load of noise to protect a loser.

  36. Legion
    September 10, 2019

    While I detest the actions of Skerrit and crew you are in no position to stand up for truth, justice and righteousness… Resign and stop being a liability to the opposition and long suffering Dominicans.

  37. Lougawoo Mem
    September 10, 2019

    I applauded and endorsed the response to the 4 page mumbo jumbo bull written by Mr. G Nassief. Great Job Josh!!!
    I read the response to Gregor Nassief’s open letter to the Honorable Lennox Linton twice. All I can say is, certainly Hon Joshua Francis shredded Gregor’s points line by line, and exposed him for who he is. It’s a known fact that the said individual is an opportunist, elitists, who benefits from the continued passport sales and corrupted governance of Dominica.
    Dominicans, the time is now to support the UWP and vote the current government out before you may no longer call Dominica your country. There’s a calculated effort to marginalized you, your contractors, workers, while the elitists, in the shadow of a corrupted government choose foreigners FIRST. Stop madness!!!

  38. Joseph John
    September 10, 2019

    Francis this is not a case of child molestation that you can treat like speculation. Are you scared of class action litigation.
    You are an educated lawyer and a member of Parliament and that is the best you can do to prevent libel.
    You just set yourself up as a plentiff.
    If you were innocent you would have waited for the matter to go to court where you could defend Linton, but now you are part and parcel of a US $ 2.2 billion suite. Very smart.
    That is what happens when you desert your education and take lessons from a 5th grader and others like him.
    You make Linton smell like a rose with your submissive flattery, but you follower him to Guyana. Was this a show of dignity to the CARICOM Heads. Was this legal ethical practice.
    The avalanche of bad behavior on Lennox tract record from stone thrower to imposter does not paint him as the honourable stateman that you described . Neither does your arrest record and other stuff give you any credibility.

  39. Herbert Volney
    September 10, 2019

    Joshua Francis
    Sadly you’re being political in a legal matter. And you’ve compounded it. For a man who studied law you would be expected to understand how the investment option works with reference to funds deposited into escrow and the relationship of their release to developers and the conferral of citizenship.
    Your response shows
    an obstinate ignorance, or deceitful fraud of the facts of a very simple matter to understand and should show the Dominica public why you, like Lennox Linton, are a parliamentary aberration and abomination that the
    voters have to correct.
    Herbert Volney
    Judge (Emeritus)

    • Frank N Stein
      September 11, 2019

      Herbert Volney you forgot to sign JUDGE DISGRACED.

      • Woi
        September 11, 2019

        8-O Disgraced? And he boasting about his judge status so? :lol:

        • Zandoli
          September 11, 2019

          Herbert is indeed a DISGRACED and I add DISCARDED Judge.
          Just google his name in Trinidadian news and you will get the sipsoin, he is banned from practicing law there.
          He is very condescending and pompous and wants to be relevant.

    • I am Dominica
      September 11, 2019

      You are a judge? So you have nothing better to do with your time? Are you on here, working for Skerrit to give you money? Our money? I know one Volney in Dominica so you might be Dominican. I won’t ask you that one.
      This not a legal matter, it is an open letter. Joshua is giving an open response. You should be advising Mr. Nassief to go and run his hotel and let Skerrit come and answer for himself.

    • Eddy A
      September 11, 2019

      Fine judge you are… Why don’t you tell us what happened in Trinidad?? Dominicans are not as stupid as you think!

    • %
      September 11, 2019

      Herbert you are just looking for attention. …Who listens to you?

  40. Wow
    September 10, 2019

    8-O Yes I. Ok Nassief, your turn.

  41. September 10, 2019

    Not surprised at the response, typical UWP arrogance. The government has stated money collected under the housing option goes into an escrow account, that is a topic for discussion. Before asking questions the opposition leader made assumptions and presented them as facts, he attacked the character people involved in the CBI industry, never once trying to establish the truth before opening his mouth. Mr. Francis knows that investments under the real estate option is not money that belongs to government, it belongs to the developer.

    September 10, 2019

    Joshua Francis, hope you will answer to Sam Raphael, Skerrit and Alick Lawrence when the $I.2 BILLION LAWSUIT will be leveled at Lennox. The WAR has just began.
    Maybe continued.

    • Joseph John
      September 11, 2019

      May I add Nassief. That makes 4 people. The magic number is 5 representing 5th graders. If you add Pinard-Bird you will have the number 5.

  43. %
    September 10, 2019

    Joshua Francis I am so happy that you responded to this man …Tell them that no attack on patriot Linton will prevent us from asking the question where has our money gone .. These guys are so quiet on so many cases of bad governance, but
    always come attacking on matters to do with passport sales! Guess it is lucrative business for them!
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is the money?
    Whey is the money?

  44. #watchinggregor #watchingsecretbay #remembergeneva
    September 10, 2019

    Tell him Josh! If Gregor think he is the big bad wolf, we are the wolf catcher. #secretbay

  45. i love the Nassiefs
    September 10, 2019

    The Almighty is perfectly good

    Sin is humanly bad

    Greed is ugly

  46. jamie
    September 10, 2019

    Mr.Francis hat of to you sir,Nassief and Astaphan are the profiters of this entir passport scheme,and Skerrit has fallen prey to them,these guys have no heart for the poor people of Dominica,yet they are blind and continue to be used and abused,one day the almighty will deliver Dominica from all these evil and greedy men,remember you guys can’t take a dollar to the grave with you.

    • viewsexpressed
      September 12, 2019

      Jamie, well said, well out. Skerrit and his blind followers are trying to distract us from the failure and incompetence of Skerrit. After 19 years in office the man has dismantled our agriculture: No Bananas to export to the UK . NO More limes export to the Caribbean. Skerrit is a big talker of rubbish with a failed Certificate of Honourable Bobolistic Work and has crippled our ailing economy over 19 failed years. Skerrit is a failure. Skerrit those who talk of you are trying to protect you failure in government and that we recall the thievery Bin and Fertlizer Bobols and the abusive Red Clinic. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. Hypocrites.

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