PM briefs Opposition Leader

PM Skerrit and Opposition Leader Linton
PM Skerrit and Opposition Leader Linton

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (left) today met with Leader of the Opposition, Lennox Linton to brief him on the latest developments regarding the recovery efforts post Erika.

The Prime Minister on August 29 convened a special meetings of all twenty-one elected parliamentarians to discuss the way forward following the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika in Dominica on August 27.

All Parliamentary representatives are being included in the recovery process, Skerrit said.

According to the prime minister, the next meeting of the parliamentarians will be held on Tuesday.

The Leader of the Opposition was later briefed also by Disaster Management Coordinator, Don Corriette.

Disaster Coordinator briefs Opposition Leader


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  1. Annoymus
    September 1, 2015

    Skerrit needs to make a personal contribution to all those who were affected severely from all the wealth he et Al have accumulated passport sales funds all those passport agents Sr.Counsels etc should give an equivalent of 1 passport income to each peopson or family just one it’s $75 000.00 for a single and $100,000.00 now up to $250K US Don’t be greedy guys. You all are rich. Look man open gas station in Portsmouth, another psse guy has a construction icompany making Millions from construction milliones from passport sales with office in the Arab world and as a professional.they can give each family $100,000.00 easily.
    Pepip have so much land and houses.These guys bank account can fix DA
    Time to prove us wrong. I even hear the opposition leader has his portion of passport selling too.
    He himself said he spoke with Medard about a foreigner who approachedhim for passport a bout 5 yrs ago.

  2. September 1, 2015

    When you people dwell so much on politics and less on the crisis at hand, how are we ever going to go forward? It’s all about of our countrymen who need us to come together and to help them. For God sake, get over your selves. Those political leaders use us to get to where they want to and when they get there, they forget about us. Wake up people! Are you forgetting Dikes song? We have once again given a wake up call. Take heed and come together. Our leaders have the least to lose. The Prime Minister has his palace to go to , with his people waiting on him as he so choses. I plead to you to stop being their puppets and come together to help our people. Politics is not who we are. Caring, loving, selfless human beings, that’s who we are. So as we move on from this day forward, lets not hold each others’ political preferences against each other. Be your neighbor’s keeper. hold each other tighter and tell them that you love them. Help each other. God speed, and God bless you all.

  3. bigger
    September 1, 2015

    Linton is well please to be side by side with the PM that shows recognition as far as he is concerned at least he has tasted power. He will quickly learn and inherit the coolness calmness of the of the PM instead of being arrogant

  4. Memorial
    September 1, 2015

    Some of us are still talking politics after this??

  5. Pondera
    September 1, 2015

    This is the beginning of a mature democracy. Excellent.

    • The Real Facts
      September 2, 2015

      God has a way of getting people together. You know, sometimes it is through a disaster or some sort of incident. It should mellow especially the difficult ones.
      To see, as bad as this tropical storm was, it could still have been worst with more loss of life and property.
      Life is too short to be at loggerhead with others, consistently so, creating enmity and remaining in that state which some are prone to.
      For the good of the country and nationals, we hope at least this cooperation will last.

  6. zouklv
    September 1, 2015

    After a clear warning these so called leaders still haven’t gotten the message.It is not about labor and united workers party it is about the Dominican People , moving forward to help those who lost everything .This is the roll of a government ,making their lives better.The Island the land (NATURE) was created to fix its self focus brothers and unite The prime minister should not have to brief the opposition leader her should be right their in the process i am tired with that type of ignorance and arrogance from both sides ,we seriously need a change….what a shame ….

  7. The Real Facts
    August 31, 2015

    As always, it takes a disaster to get people together, talking and discussing especially the difficult ones. If only it were so in previous months. May they continue in that especially outwardly appearance, both Parties coming together for the betterment of Dominica.
    In the first picture I noted the PM was smiling and Linton was serious. I think the PM has a natural smile. I do think he has a cooperative nature. Can anyone beat that?

    • Francisco Telemaque
      September 1, 2015

      Facts, you are one of Dominica’s most hypocrite woman alive, and I doubt any other comes close to you!

      Have you forgotten all the bad things you said about Lennox over the past months? Do you remember how many times you wrote comments assassinating Lennox character: you made up things about that man that is not true, now you are talking about that’s how it should be.

      Oh, what a tangle web you weave!

      Let me tell you this, it is good to see some inclusion, nevertheless, let me remind you that anything Skerrit does it is design to serve his purpose. Rebuilding is going to be difficult, Skerrit is going to fail measurable in some vital areas. In time to come when his failures are discovered, and it becomes open, his excuse will be ” the opposition was also involved.” You watch; mark my words, he will blame Lennox and the UWP for his failures.

  8. Roosevelt
    August 31, 2015

    I am sorry, but Petit Savanne evacuees should be hosted at the $27million state house and/ or the House of assembly. Why not?! Are they to poor, too veille neg? Don’t have schools as refuge areas so near the school term, are we going to sacrifice the furute of the nation while the ones in power sacrifice nothing? Everybody untied and that’s awesome, but don’t get lost in fanboying a guy who walks about stealing media attention dressed like his gonna pick up hoes at a club telling that he cares when he wont give you the shirt off his back.

    Petit Savanne should have been evacuated since Friday, luckily no more incidents happened. but don’t waste a term or year of students lives when you don’t have to. Politicians should make sacrifices too.

  9. 4-cars
    August 31, 2015

    One of them looks like a player to me. :lol: :lol:

  10. 4-cars
    August 31, 2015

    A piece of the pie will hush all “opposition.”

    • Francisco Telemaque
      September 1, 2015

      Facts, right here we are observing the true mentality of the very dumb Skerrit supporters.

      How do you expect to have unity in a country, when stupid, uneducated people with no commonsense that fool are living among civilize people.

      Bastards like that are the ones who bring such curse on Dominica!

  11. Observer
    August 31, 2015

    PM Skerrit should ask Mr. Linton to request of his many mouth pieces on radio that they should shut up unless they can prove what they are saying about who Dominica has asked for assistance. mr. Linton seemingly is enjoying the interaction with the PM but is dumb and death to the reckless gossip that is taking place on a radio station his party control.

  12. Dominica Nice
    August 31, 2015

    So nice to see this. We trust in our Almighty Father for the continuation of this collaboration in many other areas

  13. took em out from the pack of cards
    August 31, 2015

    So it had to take Ericka to put sense in these two jokers heads?

    • The Real Facts
      August 31, 2015

      You cannot blame both; not the PM. He extended an olive branch to Linton who did not accept it. Linton did not congratulate him. Since then, as prior to the election, Linton has been in a fighting spirit and against the PM.
      You must put on your thinking cap and also read between the lines and attitude. Anything Linton says and does is OK with you supporters.
      Whatever the PM does is inexcusable. He was never correct in your eyes where you non-supporters are concerned. It was not fair to him.
      This disaster had to happen to get them together. I hope you do not revert to your old self of criticisms. It is time for peace. Think about that.

  14. Reader
    August 31, 2015

    PJ vs moamo was a no no.
    Mamo & ConEdisson was a no ,no
    Now Skerro desended from Mamo
    & LL from both mamo & coned.
    What Do U think?

  15. Mouche miel
    August 31, 2015

    I’d give em a jug of hot coffee see how fast they’d finish and agree.
    get the idea?

  16. unknown767
    August 31, 2015

    In unity there’s strength

    • Citizen Caine
      August 31, 2015

      First it must be done ,unite these two Idoh know

  17. Massacre
    August 31, 2015

    I hope Lennox asked Skerro why is it that he has not invited the United States to assist us !! ??

    • Matata
      August 31, 2015

      And what would be the point in this question? N besides skerrit has to ask ?other countries are reaching out…the person’s Governing the United states have alot on their plate already if they cud they wud…the Dominicans in the United states hv been doing a great job …

      • Observer
        August 31, 2015

        Here is what America is giving to Dominica in this time of great need $Us$50,000.00. They say is for urgently needed assistance. Since when America does not kow what is happening in Dominica. Roads and bridegs wash away, agriculture took a hit, social services and utilities are struggling to recover. And America is sending a small contingent to do an assessment of the damage. Hey!! hey!! America is playing its politics in Dominica. Let us see what the medium to long term levels of assistance will be.

      • Modara
        August 31, 2015

        Ooooooh Chippy!

      • RastarMarn
        September 1, 2015

        Marn bet allyou if this was a military conflict wherein the war mongers would make a proffit there wouldn’t have place left to house those military personnel,,,

        The initial statement was a good one!!!

        The other day that Medical Ship came with no alarm of medical emergency, their helicopter was flying night, day, morning, noon and night (looking for what) all over the place!!!

        C’on people open allyou eyes and stop drinking the same cool-aid nuh!!!

        The Military wing of the Army Corp of Engineers [] stationed on Puerto Rico should be already on Dominca to be there to put up the temporary bridges to facilitate ease of travel,,,

        How long did it take the US forces to reach Grenada after the conflict was initiated,,,

        Allyou need to stop pretending and being Naive about the real issues that’s affecting all Globally,,,

  18. Neutral
    August 31, 2015

    UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM Its that LENNOX Like. Give him room.

  19. simplicity
    August 31, 2015

    That is picture of the day, that is just what we need and relationship should continue (lets go Jah do your majestic work in all of us). deepest condolences to those who have lost love one in this storm

  20. Not a herd follower
    August 31, 2015

    tHAT’S GOOD. I hope he was properly briefed.

  21. TrueToDA
    August 31, 2015

    To all the Pastors, Ministers, Clergymen. Christians, those who are called by God’s name: I hope that you are now awakened to the reality that you sold yourself to everything but the work of God and the Great Commission. Rather than being in prayer for the past couple of years, you were politicking and taking sides. Now get back to your pulpits, put your knees on the floor, put your face towards Heaven and realize who your Savior is. You now have the opportunity to mix “RED’ and “BLUE” to get “PURPLE” the color of Royalty which is Christ himself. Whatever you lined your pockets with prior to August 27 was TEMPORAL. What God offers is “PERMANENT”. When God called you out to preach and teach you were to obey and not allow the petty things of this world to obscure your vision because now you have essentially taken the blood line off the Island and give the enemy free reign. Go to 2 Chronicles 7:14, turn from your wicked ways and seek the face of God on behalf of the…

    • The Real Facts
      August 31, 2015

      Always looking at others and not yourself. What about you? What have you been doing? Are you one who calls the kettle black?
      Tell us if you were giving God his dues through worship, prayer, penance, sacrifice and generosity. In other words, speak for yourself and examine your conscience.

  22. James
    August 31, 2015

    This Brings Joy to my heart. This is Very Motivating. Keep it up.

  23. James
    August 31, 2015

    This is really nice to see i am even more motivated to clean and help in whatever way i can. Thank you Pm and thank You Mr. Linton. May God Bless each and every Dominican.

  24. Two male crabs??????
    August 31, 2015

    That ought to be feasible with normal humans but those two (2) I wonder! If they can honestly say they felt comfortable they would be fibbing.
    No ifs buts nor maybe’s
    Let’s honest guys!

  25. Thanks
    August 31, 2015

    Thanks for the unity and cooperation. May God continue to give you the strength and courage. Unite we stand divided we fall.

  26. Modara
    August 31, 2015

    You getting closer Linton!

    That will soon be your office Sir!

    In Lennox I trust!

    • The Real Facts
      August 31, 2015

      Do not let another disaster strike worst than this one. Keep this in mind.
      Pray for unity and peace. It takes two.

  27. ArAb
    August 31, 2015

    My heart and more is there with my country and our people. I listened to the radio and initially politics was not brought into this disaster but then that changed. I ask my fellow Dominicans to please let us stay united and leave politics behind. If I had info (bef) on the PM or Lennox what good would it do to add it to the thoughts of our people. This is hard and I know in times of hardship we place blame but this is the time to stand strong. We will talk politics down the road when we can smile and see our country back on her feet. At that point ‘if’ errors were made by any politician, then should we begin the talk. Now let us try to find the good in all as we stand as one. Thanks

  28. I, Me, & I First
    August 31, 2015

    But DNO I don’t understand this briefing. Someone was there to take photos of the meeting and know one was there to at list report on one item in which the leader of opposition was briefed. Why so much secrecy? Are we in Venezuella?

    • Francisco Telemaque
      September 1, 2015

      It is not at list you know, it should be “at least.” List could mean a list of items, or things to do.

      Least indicates: one that is least ” at least” at a minimum, or lets say in any case.

  29. August 31, 2015

    If they are included in the process, why the need to brief him on an update? Working together means working together and not one person being the bearer of information. Unless of course in the meeting with parliamentarians that was the job assigned to the PM and the opposition leader had some special focus in the field.

    • The Real Facts
      August 31, 2015

      Ask yourself, who is the PM and the leader of the country, the boss in charge.
      Who is subject to whom? Are you trying to place them at par? Need I state more?
      If Linton, as opposition leader sees and/or knows something to be done and what could be done, he must first discuss it with the PM and await his approval.
      This is the difference between the PM and the opposition leader and vice versa. I am surprised (or should I?) that your comment does not depict that.

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