UWP expresses solidarity, empathy, with hurricane-affected Bahamas

The United Workers Party (UWP) has expressed solidarity and empathy with the government and people of the hurricane-ravaged Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

Leader of the Opposition, Lennox Linton, said in a statement today that his party was “profoundly saddened” by  the devastation and the loss of life and property caused by the passage of Hurricane Dorian.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the residents and citizens of our severely battered Caribbean neighbor at this time,” Linton stated, adding that the economic consequences of Hurricane Dorian will be astronomical and long lasting and the impacts on the livelihoods of the people of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas will be significant.

“The onus is  on the governments and peoples of the region prone to these devastating events, to ensure that disaster risk reduction plays a pivotal role in mitigating, adapting and strengthening the resilience of the people,” Linton noted.

The Opposition Leader expressed continuing gratitude on behalf of Dominicans to the people of the Bahamas after the passage of Tropical Storm Erika in 2015 and Hurricane Maria in 2017.

“In times of need our Caribbean people stand for each other,” he noted.

“Today, the United Workers Party (UWP) -Team Dominica and the people of Dominica stand with personal resources of time, expertise, money, goods and services to help alleviate the burdens visited on our brothers and sisters in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas,” Linton declared. “We therefore urge the government of Dominica, on behalf of the people of Dominica, to make an initial contribution of two million US dollars towards relief and recovery in the Bahamas.”

He said his party will also help coordinate shipment of essential relief supplies to the Bahamian people when the specific urgent needs are determined.

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70 Comments

  1. Lin clown
    September 5, 2019

    After Hurricane Maria,I heard one UWP say” I want to see how SKERRIT going to FIX back Dominica”.In 2018 I heard another UWP ” I wish another Hurricane would HIT Dominica worse than Hurricane Maria” That is how UWP and all their supporters BEHAVE.LYING,LAZY AND WICKED.

  2. stop being biased
    September 4, 2019

    Every single time i come on this page or listen to anything pertaining to dominicans i get sickened to say that i am a dominican. A country was just devastated, the man is simply having common human decency n expressing empathy to the people going through the situation. Even more so because they helped us both in 2015 and 2017. Expressing support and asking our country to put up a united front in support of our fellow caribbean people and some of you biased illiterates are here arguing the location of the islands and why he is speaking out? seriously. you dominicans need to grow up and realize that if we dont stop segregating ourselves based on politics our country will never prosper and go anywhere. As a people we need to do better. Also this is an INTERNATIONAL FORUM, meaning the world can see; which additionally means that we are being judged as a whole based on the uneducated and biased statements that you people come on here to make. show support or stay silent. #prayforbahamas

  3. September 4, 2019

    That Guy is bold and brazen. He is asking the Government of Dominica to make an initial donation of $2 billion dollars to the Bahamas Government. That man thinks that he runs the country and that Dominica is one of the G20 and the third largest economy in the world. Lennox is downright crazy and rude. Trying to make an impression that does not hold water. First, he accuses the Government of lavishing $2 billion dollars, then, he commands the Government to send $2 billion dollars to the Bahamas. Lennox, we have our own problems to look after as well. We cannot give away everything we got.

    • Man
      September 4, 2019

      ds, I would not take any notice of Lennox Linton, nobody does apart from his pantomimes followers Linton, is an old man with a single brain 🧠 blowing hot air with no imagination that is why if you noticed he could only repeats other people ideas and pretending to be his own! A parrot wants to be my leader this is madness.

  4. Hartley Andrew
    September 4, 2019

    So Lennox is offering “thoughts and prayers,” while the government and people of Dominica are offering US$100,000. Ok. But the same Lennox is accusing the same government of Dominica of generating corrupt money. OK. Will Lennox now write to the Bahamanian government and tell them not to accept corrupt, blood, terrorist money, which is what the UWP has accused Dominica of generating?

  5. Lin clown
    September 4, 2019

    Linton does NOT represent the MAJORITY of the people of Dominica.

    • Joseph John
      September 4, 2019

      Right now he represent no one, not even himself.

  6. Manyways
    September 4, 2019

    “Oh You Dominicans” how have you all become. Hypocrite’s, lovers of self, Wicked, Quick to forget.
    When I game my support after Maria, did any of you here on this blog took the time off to try and find out who am I to say thank you. I am a Dominican citizen and I follow DNO every single day to be updated on the affairs of Dominica. Many of you Dominicans will only cause people in the diaspora to turn their backs on Dominica. I don’t care what political party you are affiliated to or support. This is September with two more potential storms heading to the Caribbean. Instead you all out and about trying to make your contribution to the Bahamas people as little as it is, You all wasteing time talking negative about the opposition leader statement to the people of Bahamas.

  7. September 3, 2019

    Somehow I don’t remember Lennox presenting a message like this one, to the people of Dominica–his own people–after Hurricane Maria. Perhaps it is just me, but I can perceive a lot of hypocrisy in that message, what is his aim for this?

    If it is a note of impression, he is impressing no one but his followers, which will keep him on the same step. This man really don’t know what he is about.

  8. Joseph John
    September 3, 2019

    Linton sends greeting and sympathy to the Bahamas “on behalf of the people of Dominica”
    How he became the spokesman and representative of Dominica is beyond human comprehension. The great imposter is at it again. The same role he played in Guyana. He is definitely suffering from extreme illusion of grandeur.
    Now he is playing the role of political, constitutional, and legal leader of government and country. In the same voice he is “demanding” that the LEGITIMATE government pay US $2M as financial aid to the Bahamas.
    How did he convey this message. What means of communication was used. How was it received.
    He claims to have the manpower and resources to put assistance into motion. Maria was 2 years ago when he went hiding.
    This man remind me of….Boasta caca shesh.” All talk and no action. This political showboating is the last straw that distroys all uwp credibility. They are now the best liars in town.
    In the race of lying they are first, second and third.

  9. Man bites dogs
    September 3, 2019

    Who wrote that pile of crap for Linton, didn’t this man know the Bahamas is not in the Carribbean so much for education. Linton the Bahamas is located in the North Atlantic Sea very close to Floridia, now you know stop making a fool out of your self ok. mark 1out of 10

    • Speak Truth
      September 3, 2019

      Your educational level seems to be lacking also…it’s not in the sea it’s the Atlantic Ocean. Take the incompetent beam out of your eye before looking at someone else…By the way it is Florida…lose the second i…

      • Ibo France
        September 4, 2019

        What a lot of ignorance! You don’t even know basic geography like your …….. partner in ignorance, Man Sleeps with Dogs. From since when the Bahamas is not part of the Caribbean? Barbados is completely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and it is a Caribbean island. Justst so is the Bahamas. Most know- nothing people gravitate towards the DLP because of laziness, handouts and IGNORANCE. Only a fool laughs at his own lack of knowledge. Go and educate yourself. You are dumbing down the standard of this forum.

        • Silver fox
          September 4, 2019

          Man bites dogs, knows how to throw the spanner in the works whoever he/she is i like that 🤣

    • September 3, 2019

      Man bites dog, Bahamas is part of Caribbean. It is a member of Caricom, like Dominica. So please educate yourself before writing crap.

    • Ibo France
      September 3, 2019

      Man Licks Dogs, the Bahamas is a Caribbean country made up of many islands. You have exposed your ignorance as usual. Your Ghost Writer seems equally unlearned. No wonder all you do is to regurgitate the nonsense that is fed to you.

    • Joseph John
      September 4, 2019

      He wrote it himself, a compilation of lies, plagiarism and street talk. His usual format to hide his fifth grade education.
      He tries to imposter an Oxford Professor but he always make an … of himself. Just like he tried to imposter a Head of Government in Guyana and became the 2.2 billion dollar joke of CARICOM. The Heads were asking Skerro if that was the entertainment provided by Dominica called the three blind mice……Linton, Francis and Fontaine. ( p.s. Is it true that Charles replaced Fontaine ?)

  10. RB
    September 3, 2019

    % you are so confused it’s alarming! Charity begins at home, the people of Marigot is your family and constituency, if you cannot help them, how can you tell the government of Dominica 🇩🇲 how much to contribute to the people of the Bahamas. How confused and devious is Mr. Lenox Linton, all along you are crying down the poverty that exists in Dominica, now you are demanding that the government donate $2 million to a worthy cause. Please explain yourself, how can a poor government donate such money? In order words your constant belittling of Dominica 🇩🇲 is just BS . Why should we believe a person who doesn’t know facts from fiction!

    • September 3, 2019

      According to Lennox, Dominica is last in everything, the economy is on the verge of collapse, unemployment is dangerously high and Dominica is fast becoming a failed state. So where is this US $ 2 million or ec 5.4 million going to come from? Is Lennox now telling us that the economy is not bad as he is telling us everyday and the recovery after Erica and Maria has been excellent? That Roosevelt Skerrit has managed the finances of Dominica in such a prudent manner that Dominica can afford to give 2 million dollars to assist the Bahamas? Or has he come to the realization that he can no longer believe his own BS?

    • Ibo France
      September 3, 2019

      The Skerrit DLP led kakistacratic regime has millions perhaps billions out of the sight of the public’s eye. They can give more. One local hotelier got two million dollars for his private property. Linton is entitled to voice his opinion without being castigated by bumpkins like you.

      • Man bites dogs
        September 4, 2019

        Are you a puppet? If so who is pulling your strings dirty unpleasant wicked sad of an animal you are!!

  11. FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY
    September 3, 2019

    When the Rt Hon Lennox Linton, Leader of the Opposition United Worker’s Party (UWP) and MP for the Marigot and Concord consistencies is joyous, he looks deep into his heart and finds it is only that which has given him sorrow that is giving him joy. When he is sorrowful, looking again in his heart, one sees in truth that he is WEEPING for that which has been his delight… hurricane Dorian pummelling of the Islands of the Bahamas.

    • Silver fox
      September 3, 2019

      @For love of country, Weemama boy you so-called Workers clowns could talk rubbish mama look booboo you guys been drinking donkey piee.

      • FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY
        September 3, 2019

        You really slept in CLASS Silver Fox, when you should’ve been learning common sense… or were you a prolific too-backer? Such a disappointment for your parents.

    • Joseph John
      September 3, 2019

      Did he have the same posture and empathy for the people of Marigot and Dominica ?

    • Joseph John
      September 4, 2019

      He is not weeping , he is just very ugly. He had no empathy, he never had, none for the people of Marigot or Dominica when he went hiding for Mathew, Erica and Maria. He is like Houdini in time of crisis. He and the whole gang of M I A’s uwp.

  12. jefferson mcpherson
    September 3, 2019

    How Bahamas become in the Caribbean Sea Linton just saying what he want.

  13. Lin clown
    September 3, 2019

    Hypocrites UWP,they rejoiced when Maria hit Dominica.Never did a thing to help their OWN country.BAHAMAS we feel your PAIN.Hold on strong and like DOMINICA you will you will survive.

    • Ibo France
      September 3, 2019

      Just as expected of you, true to form. Mays blessings rain down on the people of this battered country. May God bring you relief 🙏 and assuage your pains at this moment in time.

    • Joe Linton
      September 3, 2019

      Lin Clown not only they didn’t do anything they didn’t even make a statement sympathizing with we the people!!!!!

      Wicked souls!!!

    • Joseph John
      September 4, 2019

      Every one know what they did for Maria, but did you know that two of the tim tim gang , Charles and Francis went looking for blocked drains after Dorian. They were ensured that Dorian would not make landfall as a hurricane.

  14. Joe Linton
    September 3, 2019

    He said his party will also help coordinate shipment of essential relief supplies to the Bahamian people when the specific urgent needs are determined.”

    Linton boy i feeling sorry for you and your party!!!!!! The specific urgent needs after a devastating storm is always determined to be water, food , clothing, housing etc… What happen you wasn’t here for Maria man?????? And you asking the Govt to put US$2m upfront while you relax waiting on “when they determined as urgent essentials??” AWAH bossman you are the worse!!!!!!

    • Leadership is everything
      September 3, 2019

      If our PM was smart and not allow foreigners to fool him, our country would be very well off. We would be able to do much more for the people affecred by Hurricane Dorian.

      • Joe Linton
        September 3, 2019

        My PM is smarter than Lennox bya mile so can you imagine him as our PM? Everybody (not only foreigners but every human being regardless of age) would Fool him!!!!!

        For this the aforesaid i shall not vote for my blood brother!!!!!!!

        • Blood brother?
          September 3, 2019

          I heard your parents were both teachers, very intelligent people. You didn’t get the brains nuh or maybe you’re a jacket.

      • September 3, 2019

        Where was Lennox after Maria? Did he ask for anything for Dominica or the affected people of Marigot and Concord? I guess that was not necessary as the condition of the suffering people of Dominica could wait while he visited his friends in the desert. He now demonstrates that to him others are more important than Dominicans.

    • Joseph John
      September 5, 2019

      His party knows nothing about his imagined co-ordination of assistance. Not even his fellow uwp house members were aware of this outlandishness until they heard it on q. He like to accuse people of having a one man show. Is that what is termed the pot calling the kettle black?
      They are always calling for transparency but never practice it. Did they have complete transparency on the CBI during their one term in government ? Or any of their scam money activities. Pot, kettle negative mentality =uwp.

  15. William Mc Lawrence
    September 3, 2019

    This statement by the United Workers Party – Team Dominica expressing solidarity and empathy to the people of the Bahamas following the passage of Hurricane Dorian is timely and welcoming. The outpouring of love and support shown by everyone at this time is just what the people of the northern Bahamas need at this time.

    • Joseph John
      September 5, 2019

      Its good to be sympathy in crisis ( although uwp had none for Dominicans).
      Linton can speak for his minority party, but for the whole nation, for the whole of Dominica. Has he already illegally declared himself head of state or head of government to represent us.
      I guess he can now address the UN, international, and reginal entities on our behalf. Great margee uwp style.

  16. Ibo France
    September 3, 2019

    Good reaction to the plight of the Bahamian people, Mr. Linton. Hope your words will be supported by the necessary actions. We need more leaders of vision and integrity to pilot these countries in the Caribbean especially during these in these days of constant disasters, conflicts and tough economic times.

    • Man bites dogs
      September 3, 2019

      Ibo, go back to school and learn your geography you are as bad as Linton Bahamas isn’t in the Carribbean seems like you left preschool much too early my man! 🤣

      • Joseph John
        September 5, 2019

        @ Man,…Do not direct them on how to get informed in locating anything. Let them continue to walk with their eyes close in their lost world, and make MAGEE with themselves. They are like a gang playing jew overt on Carnival Monday morning. Mama look comess. Its mass in September.
        Did you see their 3 money demonstrations with the same 8 people. (7 people with a different leader each time ) Were those 7 people paid ?

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      September 3, 2019

      Is my comment still being moderated? Dno?

      ADMIN: Which comment?

  17. NatureIslander
    September 2, 2019

    Linton your constituents needed you to show empathy after hurricane Maria but you chose to neglect them right after that horrific event and travel to West Africa to sympathize with the Polisario people who are seeking their independence. Shouldn’t it have been the other way around?

    • Lennox for PM
      September 3, 2019

      You guys keep making demands on Mr. Linton. He is the leader of the opposition. You desire for him to be accountable to you as if he were your Prime Minister. Just vote for UWP and make him Prime Minister. Problem solved.

      • Joe Linton
        September 3, 2019

        Why are you watering down the responsibilities of a Parliamentary Representative and above all the leader of the Opposition? One who is seen as the shadow PM should have lots of international, regional and local friends…. He has already shown us he has links with rebel polasario front and Algeria he need to inform us if Morocco will remain our friend if he wins!!!!!! Although winning is off the cards for him but i inquiring minds want to know!!!!!!

      • September 3, 2019

        @Lennox for PM, excepts that Linton wants to be the Prime Minister of Dominica, but he is not showing his capability as the Leader of the Opposition. How can we Dominicans put him in the Prime Ministers Seat?

        • Joseph John
          September 4, 2019

          @Elizabeth, pm in linton case means Prime Mistake, or Public Manipulator. Yes he is all that and more. We should not put lennox linton name in the same sentence with Prime Minister ( P. M.) That would be an insult to the office of Head of State.

  18. %
    September 2, 2019

    Join you in wishing the people of the Bahamas a speedy recovery!!!

  19. Herbert Volney
    September 2, 2019

    Bahamas is not in Caribbean Sea.

    • Ibo France
      September 3, 2019

      Herbert Volney you are just displaying your profound ignorance to the entire world. The Bahamas, Guyana, Belize, Barbados are not in the Caribbean Des but are still considered to be an integral part of CARICOM and the Caribbean community. You have exposed yourself to be a nothing more than a genuine ignoramus. If you want to criticize get knowledge.

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        September 3, 2019

        Ibo MALAPROP France, stop misinterpreting Volney.
        That’s how you UWPITES keep misleading the people.
        The STATEMENT.. “Not in the Caribbean sea.” is totally far from what you implied as being … in the Caribbean community.

    • derp
      September 3, 2019

      So… what are you getting at, because they are not in the literal waters of the Caribbean Sea they aren’t Caribbean islands…., and no one said anything about Sea; they are part of the wider Caribbean region, which includes those islands. Maybe you need to learn some geography….

    • NKRUMAH KWAME
      September 3, 2019

      So??? :oops: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    • So?
      September 3, 2019

      What’s your point?

  20. KID ON THE BLOCK
    September 2, 2019

    Linton you are urging the government to make an initial contribution of 2 million dollars to the Bahamians(which is fine)but What’s the initial contribution the UWP to the Bahamians? Please don’t say you are in opposition you can’t do much because we all know you have plenty MONEY.
    What do you mean by your party will help coordinate shipment of essential relief supplies “WHEN THE SPECIFIC URGENT NEEDS ARE DETERMINED?”
    Boss, this statement reflects poor leadership. Just like your supporters could raise funds for you in the time of your troubles, YOU can ask them to do the same for the Bahamians. That statement also tells your negative involvement during the passage of Hurricane Maria.
    Linton, the government was way before you with their assistance and there is much more to come from the government.

    • %
      September 3, 2019

      You are talking as though the opposition is the ruling party..That’s not the case. As inept, lazy and incompetent the government is, it represents every Dominican ..
      It is just sad that in 2019 that is what we have passing as a government!!!?
      Where is the money?
      Where is the money?
      Where is the money?

    • Ibo France
      September 3, 2019

      Just as expected of you, true to form. Mays blessings rain down on the people of this battered country. May God bring you relief 🙏 and assuage your pains at this moment in time.

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        September 3, 2019

        Same to you Ibo MALAPROP France!

    • September 3, 2019

      He still owes Pinard money that he has not paid. What can he do for the Bahamas but talk …..

  21. John hope
    September 2, 2019

    Solidarity only, where de money u got uncle to send them some

    • Something else
      September 3, 2019

      Show me yours and I’ll show you mine. Show us the 1.2 Billion first.

      • Joe Linton
        September 3, 2019

        The $1.2B is a fiction of Lennox’s brain so let him show you what part of his brain it is.. both he and the freedom party arm of the uwp leader Kent

        Kent said it is in the ASS U MPTION (ASSUmption!!!! Not sure where Lennox has his as his brain is sooo empty…….. He maybe have it in his phantom Bahamas that’s in the Caribbean!!!!!!

  22. Good weed
    September 2, 2019

    Good move Lennox, but if I was Skerrit I would laugh, then reply to say that – we will match the amount of your donation times 100 :mrgreen:

  23. Let's help them
    September 2, 2019

    Thank you Mr. Linton for your thoughtful words. The people of the Bahamas will be grateful for this much needed support from Dominica at this time.

    • 💕Me💕
      September 3, 2019

      Let’s help them, yes I totally agree, but help begins with the neglected people of Marigot. Calling a press conference for self gratification isn’t enough. Lenox you cannot talk you way in trying to be PM . We know a con $%

      • Marigot?
        September 3, 2019

        I am glad you brought up Marigot. What is the latest on the Marigot Health district/ Douglas Charles Regional Airport Hospital? I haven’t heard any announcement yet for the ground breaking. Time flies you know. Before we know it, the year will end. Dr. Kenneth should get it started, don’t you think?

    • Man bites dogs
      September 3, 2019

      Linton, Let me see you put your money where your big fat mouth is. Didn’t anyone told you promises is a comfort to a fool. In other words english language do not promise what you cannot deliver.

    • Shiver Fever
      September 3, 2019

      Which support? But he is offering nothing…what a laugh..

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