I have a biblical responsibility to help the poor – PM

Skerrit said his responsibility to help the poor is biblical
Skerrit said his responsibility to help the poor is biblical

Prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit has vowed to continue social services initiated by his government saying he has a ‘biblical responsibility to help the poor.’

“It is not about politics,” he told the Kairi’s Next Level program earlier this week. “It is about a responsibility that I have as a leader to try my best in the circumstances and use the resources the Lord has made available to myself and this country to help the poor.”

Some of the government’s social services were criticized by the leader of the United Workers Party (UWP), Lennox Linton, who said they were delivered on a political basis to some while hundreds are left unassisted.

The prime minister said Linton’s statements differentiates the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) from the UWP. “They have always criticized the Yes We Care program,” he said. “They are not a caring party. They were not a caring government when they were in office … they were preoccupied with themselves.”

According to the prime minister, the UWP does not ‘know what compassionate is.’

“And besides as a leader, I have the responsibility to help improve the lives of people,” he stated. “I also believe that I have a biblical responsibility, a Christian responsibility to help the poor.”

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185 Comments

  1. not surprised
    December 14, 2013

    ….while Skerrit lying to the people we have been “sold” to China

    http://en.mercopress.com/2013/12/11/beijing-virtually-takes-over-the-caribbean-island-of-dominica

    • oh lord
      September 12, 2014

      yesa wi 300 millikn dollars from china??? and our tax money that have to pay thatback????????? papa wi finish . father help us please i beg u …help us take out skerit there please

  2. alah
    December 14, 2013

    I wonder how many poor people a villa money could help?

    and is it your biblical responsibility to seek justice for mr emmanuel. Christmas eve is approaching

  3. December 13, 2013

    tell the pm that song of brother bob marley i cote you can fool some people some time but you can not fool all the people all the time you love the poor for true because you was a poor man in two thousand look now you are a millionair

  4. Patriot # 3
    December 13, 2013

    Skerrit is really delusional. Sometime ago he said when poor people come to him with their pegging bowls in hand and God cannot help them, then he must do so personally (using government resources as though they belong to him). Now he talks about a Biblical responsibility to help the poor. Bro, let me give you a sound word of advice; do not use God or the Bible to score cheap political points. If Peter Augustine, Bill Daniel or Roy Hill haven’t told you, the word of God is clear” Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap” Gal. 6:7. You may have gotten away in the past; I’m very sure you’re not going to get away in the future. Now this is a passage which I know has relevance to your actions in the recent past “ But if you will not do so, behold , you have sinned against the Lord, and BE SURE your SIN will find you out” Num. 32:23

  5. ????????
    December 13, 2013

    Lest we all forget, the PM took care of Lennox Linton when he was in problem in Antigua. So the PM will always help others. The problem is all those hating and saying untruths, slander, lies etc should do their civic duty and help someone in need too! My opinion!

  6. Concerned
    December 13, 2013

    I wish politicians would stop using poor people as the ticket to winning an election.

  7. 4CARS
    December 13, 2013

    He has a Devilish “responsibility” to make us poor.

  8. I VEX
    December 13, 2013

    You fat, your bank book FAT while things are up-sizing for you your country folks starving and everything else downsizing. Grease dropping off of your face things are good. But a wise person once told me “nothing in this life last forever.” Bon Chance Monsieur Prime Minister

  9. Diva4Jesus
    December 13, 2013

    Mr Prime Minister, PLEASE do not confuse your role as the Prime Minister of Dominica and a born again christian. As a born again christian you are expected to help the poor and give back and help as much as people as you possibly can in your walk as a christian. However as a the Prime Minister you are obligated to take care of the people of your country as a whole and not only the people who voted for you, and all others are left to fend for themselves. Think about this you should not be a christian every 5 years and please note that the GOD we serve never sleeps. You seem to think he comes alive every election year and play the christian card. Well for the people who believe and know better, you best come better than that because this is a joke. You may very well want to reconsider this and redefine yourself since there seem to be much confusion going on in your head as to who you are and what is your role as a christian “if you are truly one” and a leader.So far you are neither!

  10. Poor mans cry
    December 13, 2013

    You need to get out in the villages of Dominica,get mud on your shoes Mr. Prime Minister and see for your self, as team Dominica did. Siting in a studio with friends who are only looking out for themselves ,driving around in your expensive Vehicles and speaking so poorly of your country men, Do You Really Have a Bibilical Responsibility. Many of us are poor but we wont go to the Red Clinic. there’s a blind Man in Marigot you should go and take a look at his living Condition when Mr. Dayton by pass his house and has given help to others who do not needs it.So do’t try and twist his words we fully understand what he is saying and he is right. there has to be changes in the welfare system. You are a total Disappointment iam so tired of the dishonesty. Stop flashing money in our Faces there is more to life that Matrial things Mr. Prime Minister. I will Pray for you, The walls are falling the end is Near.

  11. Hint Hint
    December 13, 2013

    OH boy here we go again!

  12. ali
    December 13, 2013

    but Dominicans else all you can ask for if not pm who else. what the bounicles is going on with the uwp and those lennox fans. gosh man.pm is there to stay.

  13. grease lightnin
    December 13, 2013

    not exactly sure if “biblical” is the right word here…

  14. Mr Gouty
    December 12, 2013

    Mr, Linton don’t speak like Mr, Skerrit think before you say any thing and when you become PM don’t say I say We or us

  15. Boys vs Men
    December 12, 2013

    I have done the research and can conclusively diagnose Roosevelt Medad Skerrit as suffering from an acute case of Hugus Chaveitis.

    The man is simply a Chavez wanna be and this thing looks aweful on him.

    Through my research I was able to discover areas where Hugo Chavez was outrightly rude and disrespectful with individual of different ideological and philosophical views from his. He was basically frustrated with anyone who posed to be a threat or challenge to him.

    I saw a video clip where Chaves was being interviewed by a Fox News reporter. When Chaves enquired and found out that the guy represented Fox News as the guys was simply seeking a reaction from him re his friend ahmadinejad, Chaves went ballistic on the guy. He became very verbally abusive and insultive. In his onslaught Chaves refered to the reporter as empty headed, shallow etc. He further went on to make a remark calling the people of Fox News stupid.

    It was the same Chaves who rose to address the UN General Assembly a while back. When he got to the podium he made the remark that the Devil was here yesterday and the place still smells sulphur, in an apparent reference to President Bush.

    There is good and bad in everyone. There were some commendable traits in Chaves but of all Skerrit saw and have tried to emulate is the bad. Roosevelt Skerrit is obviously obsessed with rum or rum shop and interestingly all things negative, disrespectful and GUTTERISH and is rather condescending with his frontal attacks and tasteless speech.

    This guys leaves a bad taste in the mouth of every right thinking Dominica regardless of which side of the political spectrum they belong.

    Poor Skerro, ei juis fou!

  16. Erasmus B. Black
    December 12, 2013

    Whilst we are on the topic of biblical responsibilities, in the Holy Gospel of Matthew, Jesus told the rich young ruler, “sell that THOU hast and give to the poor.” Note, he did not ask him to take what his father had or what his government had to give to the poor. His giving had to be from his personal possessions to be acceptable to Jesus.

    Jesus’ ministry also had a Treasurer/Minister for Finance named Judas Iscariot. Judas knew that devotion to the poor always swells popular support. Under the guise of giving alms to the poor, Judas burnished a political agenda that Jesus did not have in mind.

  17. Looking in
    December 12, 2013

    Ha ha,,Did you Mr PM have a Biblical responsible to marry a pregnant woman as well? look tory..

  18. Looking in
    December 12, 2013

    So wait a while…after he made them poor, he feels that he is responsible for taking care of them? Please…give me a break!!That is just pure dictatorship at it’s best. Making people feel that they can do nothing for themselves. Ehlas….

  19. Space Shuttle
    December 12, 2013

    You are such a corrupted, liard leader that I see no sense in you using the word biblical as your adjective. Shame shame on you dirty man. You need to book for a free trip to Mars and do not return. Just stay there and populate the place and make it your own. You will not have to face the courts no more.

  20. Anonymous
    December 12, 2013

    Let the Prime Minister do his Job..

    • joking
      August 19, 2014

      ppl like u make the country sounds dumb

      from Canada

  21. CONSCIOUS
    December 12, 2013

    How can striping a man of his PRIDE and DIGNITY can be helping the poor. You have turned them into BEGGARS and then say you are helping in reference to the BIBLE. As a leader you position was to create JOBS. the BIBLE says by the SWEAT of thy brows thou shall eat bread. The BIBLE expects uS to WORK.
    PRIME MINISTER YOU HAVE A SON, REMEMBER THE OTHER PART OF THE BIBLE WHICH INDICATES THE CHILDREN SHALL SUFFER THE SINS OF THEIR PARENTS. WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR CHILD?

  22. 4CARS
    December 12, 2013

    I wonder if he knows where to find John in the bible. hahahahaha I think he must have said that in the confession box; and the priest told him to make an open confession to all.

  23. Anonymous
    December 12, 2013

    This man reminds me of Jim Jones. When the heat came down on Jim Jones he made over eight hundred men women and children drink poison.

    • Justice and Truth
      December 13, 2013

      Your comment is extremely unfair and totally wrong. The comments that some of you make on DNO, you should be sued for libel.

      • 4CARS
        December 13, 2013

        @ “Justice and Truth” What libel? you are wrong this time. He said that the man “reminds him” of Jim Jones. Where is the grounds for litigation?

  24. Anonymous
    December 12, 2013

    Now he is a preacher. He reminds me of Jim Jones.

  25. Undecided Voter2
    December 12, 2013

    You know what that going to take down the workers party? It’s the moderators on DNO. Moderator, you can put millions of dislike there, but you know for sure that it is wrong for Dominica to put workers in the house. Mamo said do not vote for the workers party. We made a huge mistake years ago and put them inside there and they fail de poor people of Dominica. What assurance that I have that they’re going to do better this time? Workers desperate for power which the Dominican people wil refuse to give it to them and keep Skerrit inside there to stay for the next 5 to 10 years. Iniquity! Workers! Give me all the dislike, this is what will make my story important in there, and all the workers supporters know that in their heart, what Skerrit doing for Dominica, they can never do.

    • grease lightnin
      December 13, 2013

      i believe you have a typographical error in your name, you seem pretty decided to me….

    • MIND OF MY OWN
      December 13, 2013

      I am not one of those who will give your comment a dislike. All I can tell you is that you all accused the WORKERS party of tou pas touism. This proves that they were in fact doing work all over the country. Eugenia Charles could not deal with that for she was unfortunately the first Prime Minister to victimize constituencies that did not vote for the Dominica Freedom Party. So to her work being done all over the country was an idea she could not accept. Farther I would be grateful if you could point out any of the politicians in the UWP government of 1995 to 2000 who have amassed personal wealth as your beloved PM and other DLP parl reps. In closing let me point to you some of the world’s worst tyrants honestly thought they were doing the bidding of God. Please let your beloved PM examine himself before it is to late.

    • Papa Dom
      December 13, 2013

      Sounds like you are a very decided voter. Was Mamo some kind of supreme being? You foolisly followed her advice and now we are stuck with this man child.

  26. blue angel
    December 12, 2013

    big contrast between using biblical references and the coldnest ,insulting comments about opposition représentatives; i pardon him because his hart is tight and leaded by material; unfortunately by these action he only brings bad vibes from a huge amount of people.

  27. marsha for cleo
    December 12, 2013

    what about the young working girl from Portsmouth that get the house? shouldnt this house been given to a really poor person who is in need?

  28. alah
    December 12, 2013

    MR Skeriit it is not I have a responsibility. It is the government has a responsibility.Mr skeritt you are not the government.

    • Mary Black
      December 13, 2013

      He has three job titles in Dominica so how could you say he is not the government?

  29. HIM
    December 12, 2013

    Skerrit are you referring to the same poor people you don’t want Joshua Francis to represent in court there? THIS MAN IS SUFFERING FROM MEMORY LOSS. A MAD MAN!

  30. Anonymous
    December 12, 2013

    Skerrit you have failed the citizens of this country. Stop putting God’s name in your KOSHONYEE.

  31. ????????????
    December 12, 2013

    Ha! Ha! Ha!… Look Skerrit telling people he loves the poor. As far as Skerrit is concerned his only love is for me, myself and I….THE WORST PRIME MINISTER WE HAVE EVER HAD. the worst the Caribbean has ever seen, and will ever see.He is clueless about leadership, he cannot speak properly,he is arrogant, insultive and incompetent.SHAME ON YOU SKERRIT.
    You don’t care a darn about the poor.

    • December 12, 2013

      hard time under labour party 14 years in power social security raise three time since they in power shame shame on pm charge is a must.

    • Peeping Tom
      December 12, 2013

      Lol!

  32. artfield
    December 12, 2013

    you lack leadership skills, and act too much as a little boy

  33. December 12, 2013

    tell the pm is greedy people who are suporters of labour party the lady from grandbay who retire in england she build a manshan with swimingpool she recieves pension every month from england justina make her get ten thousand dollars under the house renovation asistance fund she take the monies and build a tall wall between her house and her neighbour isnt that greedy labour must go go go go

    • >>>>>>>>>
      December 12, 2013

      We have EXAMPLES like that in all villages.
      Boy like a bad Prime Minister. And people are asking why is it that Dominica is so dam poor?

  34. yes i
    December 12, 2013

    Boy Skerrit u does make me laugh eh lol u don’t know wa else to say with ur mouth lol

  35. Donkey
    December 12, 2013

    Negro, you have that responsibility PERIOD, not because of some “biblical” thing you just thought of now…get it straight

    • Kokay There
      December 13, 2013

      Negro? Aren’t we all Negroes. You sound so foolish.

  36. December 12, 2013

    can someone get this man some psychiatric help before it is too late pleeeeeeeeeeeeease

  37. December 12, 2013

    Skerrit helping the poor by making them poorer and saying that God tell him to do that.
    thats a new one :-D :-D :-D :-D

  38. Just Blaze
    December 12, 2013

    But as if PM trying to twist Lennox words. Lennox didnt say the program itself is bad. Is the fact that assistance is given on political affiliation and not need.

    So what you had to come and say to defend yourself was to show that assistance is given regardless of which party you support.

    Your tricks not fooling me PM.

    • Kokay There
      December 13, 2013

      Again! Who are you really?? You are a nobody!! Your opinion doesn’t count!! Thats if you living in Dca! Stupes. Your face red, red, red like a pepper in the picture.

      • Anonymous
        December 14, 2013

        You laborites like to get personal just like your leader.

  39. VI vibes
    December 12, 2013

    I have problems in believing the PM statement, cause I had first hand experience with him. My family needed help, we could not afford medical attention, our home was devasted by fire, he made personal promises but never came through. I guess our name was not Mr so and so. But God came through for us I n a big way. So Mr PM, please paraphrase ur statement.

    • Papa Dom
      December 13, 2013

      I like what you’re saying if it is true. You see many of those so called Christians have lost their way. They preach about asking God to answer their prayers but they want to tell God how to answer those prayer, who says that a hand out from skerritt is the answer to their prayers? Your neighbour may just be waiting on someone to provide a service for them for which he/she is willing to pay, or looking for someone to start a business with. They have all sold their souls to skerritt so for them he is a god.

  40. Frank Talker
    December 12, 2013

    The PM has dirtied his water so much that even when he says the right things, Dominicans just do not believe him. It is a shame when a leader can be viewed as mere entertainment; when his rash and vile pronouncements spew hate and division. So long, Skerrit! So long!

  41. 4CARS
    December 12, 2013

    Skerritt said that he has “a biblical responsibility” to care for the poor. When was he ordained? Somebody please build him a pulpit. Boy you just never know what next a politician will say. I wonder what other “responsibilities” he’s got.

    • ????????
      December 13, 2013

      4 cars we all have a god give responsibility to give to the poor. We do not have to be ordained but because God is love … we must also love and be compassionate and give to others as unto the Lord. Twisting everything as usual.

      • 4CARS
        December 14, 2013

        “Twisting things?” whatever it takes to get this government out. If “twisting” will do, then let’s just twist this government out.

  42. Orange County
    December 12, 2013

    The Labour Party is all about Votes…

    They lack the ability to understand that Programs Must be above board and broad base….

    Coming with this Biblical chat won’t help Dominica.

    The island needs to produce and grow..

    So Prime Minister in your good senses please tell Me any part in the world in this 21st century you See a Red Clinic style giving cash handout in The Prime Minister’s or President’s Office..

    See why Dominica is the Poorest in the Eastern Caribbean….Ignorance has confused the society!

    Skeo, please open a Church for Dominicans to come Hear you minster the word of God….

    Fools Paradise that’s Dominica!!

  43. Green Grove
    December 12, 2013

    But why does he always try to come under the cover Of the Bible to create that image..

    God sees and knows…The Prime Minister is a Player.

    Dominicans loves players it’s part of the culture.

    Try to be above board and adhere to standards, you Will be crash by the Dominican Public..

    They are Highly ignorant of issues in Dominica!

  44. bayfront
    December 12, 2013

    interesting,hello, is this the first time Dominica has a Government and also a regime who has welfare duties to bring forth…

    Dominica will continue to remain the Poorest in the Eastern Caribbean simply because the citizens are Way too contented with Juvenile chatter try to Run Away from the hard core issues of Growth Engines In Dominica…

    It’s a Fools Paradise always Dominica…He knows Many catch on to these biblical spin issues to Use As cover for incompetence Leadership and Direction

    The Today’s Dominica..

  45. Rule
    December 12, 2013

    Don’t use the bible in your business. You are not helping anyone other than yourself in your quest to buy as many votes as you possibly could . You increased your vote buying RED CLINIC budget from $250.000 to $1 million because election is nearing. You will fool the recipients of this program, but not intellectually savvy Dominicans.

  46. Morihei Ueshiba
    December 12, 2013

    You fellas not easy so where is your biblical responsibility for the villas, your modest house, the 27 million dollar state palace when those same poor people bawling. U fellas boy!

  47. Red Hot
    December 12, 2013

    Well PM I am sure if they get into power today they are going to continue the same programs because they know fully well that they are good programs. They are just critizing for critizing sake and to bring you down as usual. Off course you are carrying out the mandate that God has instructed all of us to carry out, feed the poor help the needy. These fellas(I am using your words PM) it look like they are sick in their thinking. I cannot understand a man like you who have done things for the citizens of this country that no one has ever thought of, that people would just critize everything that you do. PM do you know how many children you have in this country??? You enable so many to go to school to get books and uniforms, shelter, medical help- after all people we are an ungrateful people. God bless PM bless him for helping the poor.

    • gawilli5
      December 13, 2013

      God said don’t use his name in vain pm must be careful.Dont do your wrong and then try to justify it by talking about god. Don’t be a hypocrite if you are gangstar be a gangstar.

      • Anonymous
        December 13, 2013

        Do you know the scripture???? Go read the good book plzzzzzz.

  48. johntod
    December 12, 2013

    bla bla bla Roosie. Just hurry up and call elections so we can get rid of ya.

  49. Rastafari
    December 12, 2013

    I do believe he’s honest in stating his responsibilities, I don’t SEE him doing anything about those responsibilities! :mrgreen: Just words with no actions – idle thoughts that carry not even a feather’s weight.

  50. committed Dominican
    December 12, 2013

    So what about your other responsibilities like not calling your brother derogatory names, enriching yourself at poor people’s expense etc. You what, as small as it may be I have every intention to invest at home but under this administration I cannot see that happening.

  51. %
    December 12, 2013

    SKERRIT SIR. Even if you tell me that a man is at my back ready to club me to death , I WON’T TURN BACK.
    I do not believe anything said by impulsive and inveterate liars.!
    However if it’s coming from Linton’s mouth who has a very long history in speaking the truth I will believe it!

    • careforall
      December 12, 2013

      Thank you pm for being a good leader!

      Being honest can sometimes be difficult because it makes individuals vulnerable. It reveals who we really are and discloses our mistakes, which gives others the opportunity to criticize or reject openly. Honesty develops character and builds credibility and trust, which are the foundation to evoke confidence and respect from those around you, and in the case of political leaders, teammates and constituents.

      Compassion is the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something to alleviate that suffering. While many see compassion as a weakness, true compassion is a characteristic that converts knowledge to wisdom. Good political leaders use compassion to see the needs of those he or she leads and to determine the course of action that would be of greatest benefit to all those involved.

      The word integrity is defined as ‘the adherence to moral and ethical principles; the soundness of moral character.’ It is a synonym for honesty and uprightness, and is a vital characteristic for those in political leadership. Political leaders who possess integrity can be trusted because he or she never veers from inner values, even when it might benefit them to do so. A leader must have the trust of followers. This requires the highest standard of integrity

      • Papa Dom
        December 12, 2013

        AA! What is dat I reading dere noh? You must be a very sick person. Are you sure you know who you are directing those comments to? Skerritt cheated the treasury, lies to the population and disrespect people and you talking about integrity. I’m sorry but words or phrases like ethics, principles and moral character cannot be applied to Roosevelt Skerritt. I find you talking this joke well far papa

      • ????????
        December 13, 2013

        Papa Dom the country is covered over with a spirit of lies/gossip/slander and you have just been taken with that. Where is your proof that funds are stolen. You need to go find how the machinations of Government works. Payments goes thru so many processes that it is very difficult for persons (ministers of Government included) to just pick up monies from the Treasury as you and many others tend to think. Think wisely and if you do not understand, then ask questions so you can learn. Alas it is time to stop all those lies etc about others. I will see all you when all you turn comes. Just defaming persons’ character like that … Your time will come too. Misleading persons as though one just walks up to the treasury and can just get money. Need to educate yourselves.

      • ????????
        December 13, 2013

        Careforall you have not said anything detrimental that your comments are hidden. This person has not said anything wrong that you all dislike.. now come on dislike as well. I have received my supper and it was well prepared… Singing stopped and on my way to bed. Good sleeping … conscience clear of lies/defamation of character/ unthankful to the Heavenly Father/ Hatred … Thank you Lord for so many things in Dominica. Forgive us Lord those who are unthankful. Continue to bless our country. Pour your spirit over those who are negative and renew their hearts so they can see with eyes the good things this country has.

    • FAST N FURIOUS
      December 12, 2013

      Who Cares?!

      • """""""""""""""""""
        December 12, 2013

        FAST N FURIOUS You said Linton made a statement about the elderly that we need to hear. I read it, and could only conclude that you are a buffoon. Your understanding of English is even worse than that of Skerrit. So you can imagine how poor you are in understanding English.

    • Red Hot
      December 12, 2013

      This man speaks with rage anger, even his face represents anger, the man cannot even smile nah. Alas he is carrying a good weight on himself poor man, the man is carrying Roosevelt Skerrit all day all night, poor thing. How can a man live like that. Father help him please.

      • Red Hot
        December 12, 2013

        Hey folks I am referring to Lennox you know, well we all know that. That is why Minister Austrie had to tell him Skerrit not like that, so leave Skerrit alone. He just behind the man, day and night.

      • Calibishie chick
        December 13, 2013

        You sound like a dunce and uneducated…shut up my ears are hurting. :lol: :lol: :lol: 8-O

  52. Anonymous
    December 12, 2013

    Which poor skerrit care about (BS) he making us poor then we have to go beg. interesting. Or even sell our kids to them, hmmmmmm. Yes we care of course, care to have another term

  53. %
    December 12, 2013

    Mr Skerrit we know that you have a difficulty in understanding English, but no one has told you not to help the poor. The concern is how it is done. No matter how much you beg for mercy, the manner in which it is done will not be right. Too many people are neglected in this countryby this programme you are gloating about. You have wrecked havoc with in terms of poverty levels among Dominicans.
    DO YOU EXPECT THOSE OF US IN THE VARIOUS communities who know what is obtained in our villages take you seriously?
    Farakan said when some peoples name DON’T WORTH A DAM, THEY USED GODS NAME AS A SHIELD TO MAKE THEM LOOK GOOD! HE IS CORRECT!
    Your piece of RUM SHOP REHETORIC, is nothing more than fear mongering.
    Can you remember it’s you in all your haughty and arrogant style who invited Linton into the ring?
    Now he is there speaking simple English and your MAD AND HOT HEAD cannot even comprehend it.
    The electorate needs to KICK YOU OUT!
    LAZY AND CORRUPT GOVERNMENT!
    HOW LONG?
    NOT LONG!

  54. Doc. Love
    December 12, 2013

    You also have a biblical responsibility to stop the alleged rampant corruption by Ministers of Government, until you believe you are Robin Hood.

    • Doc. Love
      December 12, 2013

      Typo: unless you believe you are Robin Hood.

  55. PAPA
    December 12, 2013

    I am not one of your supporters but I respect you for the help you have been giving to the less fortunate especially our seniors.

  56. December 12, 2013

    mr pm please talk the truth look deep in your heart for the ones that vote for u to become the prime minister u call them mid nite at there home to support u when pierre charles die so know what u saying today they are with out nothing on there table and cannot pay there bills may god be with u now u a up thats for a time .time will tell

    • >>>>>>>>>
      December 12, 2013

      Does he have the capacity to speak the truth? I DOUBT IT.

  57. watermelon
    December 12, 2013

    Yes mr pm you really have gutts to say you care about the poor when is the poor who need the the contracting jobs the poor who are the laborers the poor who have there bills to pay and even a bus stop you making chinese build and going so deep with a fundaton like is a five storey building. and you have everyone in poverty only your friends have the chicken feeding the dogs them like buju say man all you playing with people lives i not in all that old talk playing you so rightous when you know you have killed the private sector fire burn you on juslly politicians i want to know how much more we can take what all you looking for in dominica

  58. Anthony Ismael
    December 12, 2013

    It seems that talk of the international airport died down. Where are we now in the process?

  59. trolol
    December 12, 2013

    Old people are easiest set of people to cater and satisfy, once they are comfortable they’re good to go, but what about the youth? My brothers and sisters that are left 4 dead, being unproductive by the roadside? All the PM doing there is attending to the easiest set of people that would result in less hassle and fattening his pockets at the same time. Not seeing his real hardcore supporters are old people and ‘grown’ people? The sad part is the parents pass on there beliefs and ideals to there children and brain wash them, not even giving them a chance to decide what is wrong and right. Every now and then he checking one or two youth and blowing it out of proportion publicizing it, “ohh, I send 7 young people overseas to study!” It’s your job though, that’s what is expected from the PM of a country. I’m not knocking my elders or anything like that, but sometimes they act to bloody incompetent, smh. :idea: :roll:

  60. Tommy
    December 12, 2013

    The first biblical responsibility is to repent and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior.

  61. December 12, 2013

    As LEADER, you DO hold responsibility and should help; however, a “‘biblical responsibility to help the poor’”? Come on Roosie, you can do better than invoking the BIBLE.

  62. Neg Mawon
    December 12, 2013

    i love my PM…all of a sudden God is back in the picture….

  63. shaka zulu
    December 12, 2013

    please do not use the bible in your crap. You are a political leader not a priest or pastor. Even the devil use the words of God to tempt Jesus and decieve his people. Its all about intentions
    ok while you at it why not make it you obligation to be honest, respectfull, pure, no adultery or fornication, peacfull, humble, kind.

    See why you break the first rule of mixing religion in politics. There is a welfare department. Your intentions for helping poor is not genuine. And by the way the bible teaches through hard honest work you gain prosperity. Some circumstances need help but the lazy will perrish

  64. Airtarffic
    December 12, 2013

    You know as a citizen of Dominica and a voter I am really getting annoyed with this back and forth among the politicians and on the use of separate radio stations to push their propaganda. The gov’t side says something on Kairi there is a response on Q95 by the opposition and vice – versa the opposition says some on Q95 and there is a response on Kairi; lets put a stop to all this nonsense and let us come into the public forum to have head on head – tete a tete debates on the issues that matter. That business of hiding behind a radio station will no longer work. Time for public debates among the leaders so that we can begin to separate the men from the boys – we the voter deserve and demand better.

  65. Give Thanks
    December 12, 2013

    Mr. Prime Minister I am reading this article and am hopeful that your utterances here is a new norm to be statesman like in your discourse. So, in light of this I am hoping that after you read my contribution, and I hope that you do we are going to be more rational in our decision come next election.
    To start, I am in total support of any social support program which gives assistance to the poor and needy. I am also in total support of any program be it government or private sector sponsored which seeks to improve the human capital development of any nation. Further, I am in support of any assistance program in which the objective is to create independence rather than dependence.
    I have been living outside of Dominica for the last 5 and a half years so I can not comment directly to what is going on there as I am informed through the media. However, before I left Dominica I had first hand knowledge of healthy vivacious young women who were on these assistance programs. I was also knowledgeable of people who were able to pay revenues into the treasury through taxes but who were given duty free concessions because of their party affiliation. No need to be hypocrite here, I know of instances in the UWP government where it happened however, two wrongs do not make it right.
    So, in going forward I just want to provide a synopsis of a welfare program misunderstood and misused.
    Case-in-point the United States. The welfare program was created to assistance poor persons disenfranchised after slavery and was initially set up to assist mothers who had to stay at home primarily in the south while there husbands were in search of work in the north. The program was first misused when continued assistance were tied to blacks been asked to not have children. After this issue was fixed the program was extended to include other races. However, the program was later tied to politics and now has become so large that it is practically unsustainable. The main reason been that people in these programs were never made to be independent and this has spiraled downwards so badly that you have 3, 4, and 5 generations on welfare. I this what you as a leader wants to be your legacy?
    Now, here is a proposal that would make you and any other leader leave a legacy that would survive all of humanity. How about that the young single unemployed and underemployed mothers who receive these assistance be empowered to become independent by undertaking the following.
    1. Unemployed single mothers whose children grades in school drops below a B have their assistance reduced by 10% or 15% since they are at home and should spend time with their children on their school work.
    2. Unemployed persons receiving assistance be provided with some type of skill training and at the successful conclusion of the training an investment fund be made available to start a business.
    3. Instead of having young people care for the elderly also extend this care to families of elderly persons by offering those family assistance such of food baskets and tax incentives.
    I could go on and on but this is not a novel but just a humble suggestion to you Mr. PM, your team, The UPW and all civil minded Dominican. No party, no colours.

  66. mosbo
    December 12, 2013

    Skerrit u really believe the good lord above is someone u can play ur games with. He is looking down and know ur intentions better than any of us. Have no fear skerrit everyone can see and hear how desperate u a to remain in office. Tell us why is it so hard for u to leave office? HaHa. Dominicans and the world will soon know. And let me just advise u. Please do not try to fool god. He knows all.

  67. Krazy
    December 12, 2013

    a biblical declaration to help the poor.. didn”t the bible also told you that you should not look down on others also and criticize them

  68. rescue 911
    December 12, 2013

    the pm quoting the bible :lol: those advisers to the pm need help to

    • ????????
      December 13, 2013

      Rescue911 the bible is the book to quote. For your information, it is there for all of us. It is the everyday living tools with answers for all the problems faced today. It is there for you too. Please get familiar with it yourself. Who knows what you learn from this Book. It is the Book of Life.

  69. Antilles Cement
    December 12, 2013

    DNO Cannot Vote though, so jump high jump low the Yes We care will Continue and Skerrit will still be Prime Minister….

    The fools are going to give negative points

  70. Ben Haynes PsyD
    December 12, 2013

    A declaration to help the poor is what a government is all about, The PM said the right thing, that the role of the government is to be responsible of its people, and that includes fairness, and keeping the rich at bay. The major question though, is the PM enforcing these policies, and why the wide gap between the rich and poor? Remember the PM invoked the principles of the religious doctrines of Christ and the poor. Either we live by this or not. At the end of the day, we (the PM) have to give account of our (HIS) works. We are still playing with the homeless, debating whether to keep them far away from tourists and so forthThe PM must however, show proof that his policies protect, the poor. Words are one thing, actions are another. The problem though, the poor we will always have with us. Therefore, policies must be geared towards protection, education, and encouraging responsibility. Yes, l know we all will not be the best but, let the evidence proved we tried. I am glad that the PM interjected his commitment to the poor, we will pray that he will be successful, and we hope that the poor will strive to build not only themselves but the country that needs everyone in their borders for survival.

  71. Annica Alethea
    December 12, 2013

    In his last day President Chavez pleaded to Jesus to give him more time to finish his work on earth.
    Every five years Skerrit thinks he can make a mockery of God. He started with GOD IS GOOD and immediately after election he stops, now he has a biblical responsibility to the poor.
    With 120 YES WE CARE beneficiaries, there are over 2000 who are in abject poverty. Skerrit today’s poor are those who we see walking the streets looking good but with children who they cannot feed.

    • ME and ME
      December 12, 2013

      Please examine yourself and your comments before pretending to know much about God.

    • Corbeau
      December 12, 2013

      I could not have said it better myself

    • ????????
      December 13, 2013

      Aneka A before you criticize one person who is trying to deal with a situation. Have you or all the others crticising ever asked yourself “What can I do to help the Government and others to help alleviate the plight of the poor?” Do you know that Government alone cannot help everyone. We have a “god given” first and then “civic” responsibility to help the poor. Each of us have to answer about ourselves “not the PM” on JUdgement day. We won’t be asked about what the “PM” did but what we did.

    • ????????
      December 13, 2013

      Annica Alethea

    • ????????
      December 13, 2013

      You need to help about 2 of the other 2,000 since the Government cannot do all. If everyone and also the wannabees PM and Ministers take 2 each, we will cover the other 2,000.

    • ????????
      December 13, 2013
  72. Paix Bouche
    December 12, 2013

    Mr. Skerrit while your intentions for the Yes We Care programs are pure, I think you have lost track of the real purpose. All those young women doing nothing and you giving them house free cannot be a Biblical responsibility…….that is a political responsibility so doh put God in your business at all. Use the program wisely my friend. :oops:

  73. December 12, 2013

    Mr.Skerrit seating in the office of Prime Minister.Thank you for sharing.
    Knowing Our GOD Given Responsibilities are priorities and must be in Order at All Times. For THE LORD Gives Us the Abilities,Resources and Blessings to Fulfill these GOD Given Responsibilities as HE Requires Them.Nothing less will please HIM,therefore no excuse will stand before HIM. We must be occupied with these GOD Given Responsibilities at All Times and Diligently for Any time HE Requires Them We must be ready to present with Great Increase from that which HE Gave in Our Hands.For this is how We Will Please HIM,be entitled to Receive more and Worthy to Be Called HIS GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT.
    This assurance Gives Us Pleasure to Serve and to Give Others the Privilege to Serve. For All Who Serves HIM,Work for HIM WILL All Receive HIS Reward. For HE BEING THE EMPLOYER Paid those who worked from the morning the same wages as those who started work only at the eleventh hour. Such Justice and LOVE.For if every man esteem the other higher than him,he will have no difficulty with such Principles,and rather Rejoice that they were employed in time to Work and Help Finish The Work,especially keeping in mind that Many Hands Makes light The Work and are Guaranteed to Have The Reaping of THE REQUIRED HARVEST,Of Which if not All,however Many Desires to Be Part of. For as Many As Receive HIM TO Them Gave HE THE POWER To Be Called The Sons of GOD.

    Sir to You Our questions are : Are You carrying out your GOD Given Responsibilities?
    Are You Preventing Others from Carrying out Their Work Which is GOD Given Responsibilities?
    We All are Called to Examine Our Lives Daily With and By THE HOLY WORD OF GOD not according to others or our own thoughts,nor our own hearts desires.
    REMEMBER We are Called to Fear GOD,Yes Reverence HIM For HIS NAME ALONE Is REVEREND,WORSHIP GOD ALONE FOR HE CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH AND ALL THE SPRINGS THEREIN .

    We all need to ask THE LORD FOR A heart that LOVES and Forgives for soon time Shall Be no more. AMEN

    GIVE GLORY TO THE LORD Our GOD .
    ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA!ALLELUIA!

    • Gary
      December 12, 2013

      What is it with you telling people what they need to remember.What is it with you people fearing God.Do you think that The divine principle that is responsible for all things should be feared.Do you think that the divine principle can be praised with rhetoric to gain favor.

  74. Calibishie chick
    December 12, 2013

    The same poor people you care about are the same ones who have worked hard as tailors and seamstresses and some of the best in DA,yet you prefer to spend thousands of dollars to go to Taiwan to get custom made suits..
    But you right,even if a zandoli go up as the labour candidate for prime minister in DA,dumbicans will still scream we love you Zandoli..labour power.so take all the money self and give the promises to calm the fool’s heart…sagwagas..you die nuh?

  75. i think
    December 12, 2013

    you know what they say about some man, the ones who carry bible in their hand,

    it is a kind of show off thing you know, in reality it is what you reap is what you’ll sow .

    Soon, one day, the blinded-heart will start to feel. i know of gowpel sufferers who could kill.

    The people have cried for far too long. who wanted dinner have to sing a song.

    How will we really know who is the needy
    when the heads and them so darn greedy.

    Let their actions speak for it self, they do one thing then say it is something else.

    We will continue to call on our God in times like these, we need to take out these gangsters, i begging please!

    “… CALYPSO 2014! hahaha

    • Mr. Woo
      December 12, 2013

      Bring on the calypso! I wish to hear some musicians play that and hear how it really goes. Keep the calypso coming on them!

  76. hey
    December 12, 2013

    Do not fool you all self DNO is the ones who makes the Like and dislike, so they make the dislike look good. cause we all know how blue they are

    • December 12, 2013

      So that you vex about? get off the damn PC so you wouldn’t see who’s bias and who’s not. Geeeezzzze

    • yes i
      December 12, 2013

      I think u r retarded, let’s see how many likes dno gives me

    • Stupessss
      December 13, 2013

      So as your comment say’s 37 dislikes and I add mine now it say 38 is DNO that doing it ? Lol alu red vex, change must come the truth been told, change is a must not an It is not an option.

  77. DonK
    December 12, 2013

    You have a ‘biblical responsibility’ to help the poor, what about the ‘biblical responsibility’ to tell the TRUTH?

    • careforall
      December 12, 2013

      Thank you pm for being a good leader!

      Being honest can sometimes be difficult because it makes individuals vulnerable. It reveals who we really are and discloses our mistakes, which gives others the opportunity to criticize or reject openly. Honesty develops character and builds credibility and trust, which are the foundation to evoke confidence and respect from those around you, and in the case of political leaders, teammates and constituents.

      Compassion is the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something to alleviate that suffering. While many see compassion as a weakness, true compassion is a characteristic that converts knowledge to wisdom. Good political leaders use compassion to see the needs of those he or she leads and to determine the course of action that would be of greatest benefit to all those involved.

      The word integrity is defined as ‘the adherence to moral and ethical principles; the soundness of moral character.’ It is a synonym for honesty and uprightness, and is a vital characteristic for those in political leadership. Political leaders who possess integrity can be trusted because he or she never veers from inner values, even when it might benefit them to do so. A leader must have the trust of followers. This requires the highest standard of integrity

  78. Me
    December 12, 2013

    If it is not about politics why parade these people on the TV/GIS day in day out. When u do good, the bible says you ought not to brag about it. When the country robbed on taxes on your land transfer and the bin bobol deal, was that Christian like. It was due to the efforts of Linton, that the treasury got back some money …. on things like this, I will believe Linton even if I am not supporting him

    • Asterix
      December 12, 2013

      @ME: You are so right because the very same bible tells us that when we give alms (aid) we should not be proud and boast of it in the public’s eye. Only hypocrites (scribes and pharisee’s) would do the same.

  79. Anonymous
    December 12, 2013

    You should also show me the bible verse that says you have a biblical responsibility to help yourself and those who help you to help yourself!!!……because you seem to follow that like it’s the first commandment………..

    And the lord said in the book of Dominica verses 2004 -2013 that Roosevelt Skerrit and associates shall do whatever they want and not be questioned because it’s not your damn business!!!!!

    Roosevelt Skerrit and associates shall also acquire assets through whatever means they see fit and not be questioned about it because it’s not your damn business!!!!!

    Roosevelt Skerrit and associates shall decide who can talk and who can’t and who is fit for political office and who is not …… and you must shut your mouth because it is not your damn business!!!

    I say this to you my children and you must listen ………..now go forth and vote for Roosvelt Skerrit and the Rooosevelt Skerrit (not the labour party there is no labour party!!!) even if you are consistently marginalized and future prospects for you children are continuously eroded.

    I say this to you because I am the lord your God and gave you commonsense not to think for yourself and take positive decisions for you and your children but to support people blindly …….why because it’s not your damn business !!!!!

  80. Patriotic Dominican
    December 12, 2013

    If you want to help the poor provide jobs rather than trying to bribe with money and things of the earth. I would truly agree with you mr skerro if you gave your wages to the poor and say it’s your responsibility to look after the poor May magwaysah not tax payers money

    • ME and ME
      December 12, 2013

      Tell that to the Americans on food stamps.

  81. socialist.
    December 12, 2013

    it is also your biblical responsibility to lead the country in integrity ,honesty, to stamp out and live above corruption..speak the truth cause contrary to your party policies truth do belongs in politics it belongs in everything we do and try to achieve.. you have clearly failed in that hence all this poverty… don’t you know the bible says righteousness exalts a nation and sin is a reproach, sin brings down to the gutters begging and working yet we cant see our way OMG HMM you are an embarrassment according to biblical principles don’t go there at all please.. stick to your gutter politics as this best represents your policies.

  82. J.J.John-Charles
    December 12, 2013

    God gave command to the Christian,and said If a man does not work neither should he eat.Don’t feed him, you are encouraging laziness…..2Tessalonians 3:10.
    But yes, those who really need help should get.Of course the private sector always do a better job than government.

    • Gary
      December 12, 2013

      How ludicrous it is to believe God said such thing.It bewilders me when people ascribe nonsensical things to God in a book written by Man.

    • true
      December 12, 2013

      J.J.J.C
      and he also said that starting at Matthew 25:37-40

      “Then the righteous ones will answer him with the words: ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?+ 38 When did we see you a stranger and receive your hospitably, or naked and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 In reply the King will say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me”

      But he wants you to do it from the heart, no for a vote or to get recognition for the flesh

    • Hello
      December 12, 2013

      What does the French government do? With the ” la caf system” which a lot of Dominicans are happy to receive , to be a pm in dominica is the worst job ever, the people want nice roads , good schools, hospital, hotels ,intl airport etc, what the people don’t want is to pay tax, don’t want government to take loans or accept grants, lol!! Unless linton has a money printer ,we will be in the same shit different days,
      China is helping the great USA , so why not poor little dominica.

  83. Positive vibration
    December 12, 2013

    The “Yes We care program” did not just start this year! Lennox and the UWP just cannot say something is good when they know it is good because it is initiated by the Labour government. They will always come up with some negative crap!! It is a great program and the neglected elderly will always love P.M. Skerritt more because of it. Those so called patriots, should be told that before they cry with crocodile tears about the love for Dominica, cry for the elderly relatives that they left behind that PM Skerritt Gvernment is taking care.

  84. love
    December 12, 2013

    skerrit go to HELL….which care u care about the poor people…u are all for urselfs….the ghetto youths are beggin for help..and u dont give a damn about us…u guys are only helping people that is livin very comfortable…so doh come dr sayin u care about poor people…

  85. Jay
    December 12, 2013

    From Isaiah 10: (1-34)

    “Woe those , who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers, who keep writing oppression to turn aside the needy from justice and to rob the poor of My people of their right, that widows may be their spoil and that they may make the fatherless their prey. What will you do on the day of punishment, in the ruin that will come from afar? To whom will you flee for help and where will you leave your wealth? Nothing remains but to crouch among the prisoners or fall among the slain”.

    • Gary
      December 12, 2013

      Enough with that jargon.Do something help you fellow men.

      • Jay
        December 12, 2013

        Exactly Gary. These words are taken verbatim from the Holy Book the P.M. claims directs him to do his good deeds in God’s name. Makes you wonder if he really read reads- leave alone understands it, not so?

  86. Nac Vibes
    December 12, 2013

    Mr Skeritt, time to get up on the narrow and the straight, if you really believe in God

  87. December 12, 2013

    Biblical responsibility? Please do not put God in you commess, Mr. If you were dealing with God, you would not be involved in all the lies, victimization, bad talking and bringing down of your own citizens, a practices that you are involved in. Please do not use God in this. If you are, then you are bringing a lot of shame and disrepute on God’s name. Then, the Bible says ‘It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God’. God will judge.
    That is what dictators do. They use God’s name to deceive the innocent and poor. When they get into power, the do all kinds of evil against the state and its people and then pose themselves as ‘God’. They want all the worship and kneeling down that belongs to God. Stop fooling the people, PM, just to get back into power. After that, you have nothing to do with God. You show that in your daily behaviour. You have no fear of God and may be just used by some other powers. This time this will not work. Dominica is suffering and needs a revival. The whole creation is calling for a change. We need a better set of people to manage the country and give accountability. Too much of the nation’s money is waste and given for votes when this could have been used to create sustainable jobs for its people. God is not mocked.

    • Gary
      December 12, 2013

      Why are you using your perception regarding a matter to justify your God intervention.Why is it fearful to fall in the hands of God.

  88. Maria
    December 12, 2013

    What UWP fails to realize is all these programs,ect. take money, lots of it. How do they plan to finance all these promises they are making with no diplomatic relations? I hope they are not talking to quick.

  89. faceup
    December 12, 2013

    Well I poor help me na I need a work truck… Man cut the biblical crap, SKERRO YOU NEED TO GO GO GO GO ! LABOUR MUST GO ! LABOUR IS KILLING MY COUNTRY WE NEED HELP !

  90. zen
    December 12, 2013

    smh most of the people in my community who have benefited from the housing revolution are not single unemployed mothers furthermore so ‘needy’ of it. Most have benefited based on political affiliation cometake a look for yourself<

  91. Nac Vibes
    December 12, 2013

    You do not believe in God, not the God of brother Abraham, brother Moses, Jesus. Just remember
    God nah sleep, all what you are doing and feel nobody can see it,
    God nah sleep, when you holy round election, but dirty the rest of the time
    He is the Lord of Lords and king of all Kings, he seeth and knoweth all things, all sins, all of the details the small things like a super camera, the film of all films.
    I’m talking to you, yes you the wicked, seeking power from the dark place and hiding thinking that he can’t see you but he will hold you when you take your last breadth, cause god nah sleep.

  92. true
    December 12, 2013

    The bible should be use in its entirety through all aspects of your life and not sometimes and where it is convenient

  93. Ambrose B, NY City
    December 12, 2013

    So What about those poor that you have side steped because they are not on the same side of the fence or wear your political colors, biblical responsibilities does not have boundaries.

  94. December 12, 2013

    Yes sir, you are right to defend helping the poor and the needy. Some times we have to go beyond the call of duty to achieve what’s good for our people and country.

    Reply to this comment

    • December 12, 2013

      Go around Dominica and talk to people and you will hear their cries. There are so many people who are needy and do not get the help. The few that are helped only receive it for campaign purposes. If this man had cared about the people, the millions he is giving away only at election times could be used to create sustainable jobs for the poor and needy. If help is given, it should be given to all who rightly deserve it and not just a few. Do you have a conscience? Please go around in your community and see what is happening. Poverty is on the increase over the last fourteen years. Only now, the government is concerned,only now, because elections is coming. It is clear for one to see that the nation’s poor people are neglected.

    • Tommy
      December 12, 2013

      Well the kind of call of duty you may be referring to is not reflective of God directives.

  95. ummmm
    December 12, 2013

    I know Dominicans are a God fearing nation – but Mr Skerrit let me clarify something for you:

    In your personal Life – you have a biblical responsibility to help the poor, in other words sir if you want to take your personal resources and help the poor that is your biblical responsibility – its something you do according to your conscience.

    In your capacity as Prime Minister and a member of government – you as part of the government has a constitutional responsibility to look after the elderly and poor of the country.

    What you are doing Mr Skerrit is what the tax payers are paying you to do – its your job sir, its not political, its YOUR JOB – you cannot pick and choose whether you do it or not nor should you choose who you do it for.

    Biblical responsibility is between you and your conscience – your job is a responsibility to the public, very different things. Keep your relationship with God out of this – it has no business in the public domain.

    • Nac Vibes
      December 12, 2013

      Desperation speaks.

    • Dominican
      December 12, 2013

      Couldn’t have said it any better than this…Thanks!

    • ME and ME
      December 12, 2013

      You are so wrong. Dominica is a religious country and as such that is also pary of our Govt. and our political system.

    • Gary
      December 12, 2013

      Your opening statement is so ridiculous.It shows what religion can do to the mind of a person.To say you know that Dominicans are a God fearing nation is very ludicrous.Where do you get that knowing from,worse yet to believe such thing as fearing God.

      I would like you to show me where in the constitution that it says The Government has a responsibility to help the elderly, needy, and the Poor.Yes, I believe it should be Government Civic and social responsibly to help the needy in our society, but is not always the case.The Western world Governments and Municipalities with all their wealth have fell short of providing for the lees fortunate.Do you think Dominica has a problem compared to metropolitan cities.

      Let us put the Government aside and ask ourselves is it not also our responsibility to help our fellow men,Where are the families of the elderly,their children and Neighbors,what about the religious organizations.Why do we believe that it is the Government responsibility to do everything for us,where is the old saying charity starts at home.

      It irritates me when people quote their Bible, words are cheap.You know the Jesus and God referred to all the time, if they would come back as believed It would be a shocking to see how people treat their fellow men.I do not understand why people think that the world or our country with all it’s problems can be solved by Politicians or a Political solution. Do you think Linton and The UWP will do any better regarding this problem. Sooner will a camel pass through a needle’s eye than a great man be ‘discovered’ by an election.

  96. Hurtault
    December 12, 2013

    Yes sir, you are right to defend helping the poor and the needy. Some times we have to go beyond the call of duty to achieve what good.

    • Nac Vibes
      December 12, 2013

      Hog wash

    • Airtarffic
      December 12, 2013

      Yes I agree but he also has a bibilical responsibility and moral and ethical responsibility to speak the truth at all times! instead when asked for the true he says to us ‘its none of our “whatever” business, go to Hell’. Now where is his bibilical and christain responsibility that demands that he spreads the gospel and that he wins souls for the Lord instead he seem to find pleasure in condeming and directing people to go to Hell.

  97. 4CARS
    December 12, 2013

    Skerritt smell trouble he bwolling lord lord…hahaha

    • Anonymous
      December 12, 2013

      Trouble from/by who? Keep on dreaming!

  98. ?
    December 12, 2013

    Let those WITHOUT SIN cast the first stone. My elderly relative is thanking God everyday for the Yes we care program and the caring heart of this Government. God bless PM Skerrit, God bless Dominica and God bless the Labour party. The elderly are praying for you, some of them will get lacagwen when they loss the next election handsomely.. Make sure there is sleeping pills at the pharmacy and hospital for them. God bless this PM and Government.

    • Nac Vibes
      December 12, 2013

      God has nothing to do with that wolf in sheep clothing. Tell the old people

    • Anonymous
      December 12, 2013

      AMEN!

  99. Ashamed
    December 12, 2013

    A sad attempt to stem the tide of change but Dominicans are no longer stupid.

  100. Uremetgel
    December 12, 2013

    Young man it’s ok to be a politician and challenge the issues but u seem to have a credibility problem it’s not rite dat u spin everything around tell lies just to win the peoples vote I think u can do better mr pm if u debate the facts The sad thing is u mite still end up winning and it’s another 5 years of hell for our country if u don’t change ure style the only problem I have with u is ure lack of honesty

  101. Surething
    December 12, 2013

    These are good Initiatives. However, still more work to do to make Dominica a better place for many to live. For a start, we need to clean up the place. People living in cleaner environments will have improved lives. Clean up Roseau and is surrounds. Help people by fixing up their homes, painting their front, educate them on growing their own produce, and being innovative about doing something for themselves.

  102. helloooooo
    December 12, 2013

    I guess you were poor too so it was your “biblical” responsibility to help yourself to the public purse is that right PM? $5000. Help the poor by sending home the poor man child that not supporting you to put the other man child that supporting you. which poor you talking bout bredren the old labour poor or your new world order Labor poor. fadar leave jAH OUTA YOUR SH…

  103. Shameless
    December 12, 2013

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ! :lol: Shersker you sound so absurd and fake!

    Charitable help from the state should be distributed with a sense of equality based on needs regardless of what political party the recipient supports. STOP the “compassion” nonsense sir. If compassion means me, me , me, me, I, I, I and I first all the time and every time then you are absolutely compassionate. But, we all know that this is the most selfish thing that can be said when one should be explaining the position of a team. Hence, you my dear PM does NOT qualify in anyone’s book as a compassionate person. Also, while you are at it please using the lord’s name in vain for he will strike you down somehow at the least expected time.

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with the Yes We Care program as long as it is used for the purpose intended. Remember the DLP slogan? “All Shall Eat” has become “Only DLP Supporters Shall Eat” regardless of their needs perceived or otherwise. Lennox is exactly right in what he said. This program has become misguided and used a tool for punishment, retribution and rewards depending on what side of the political spectrum you are standing. But, Change Must Come and the will be sooner rather than later.

    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  104. 4CARS
    December 12, 2013

    “Biblical responsibility”? Well look it! not even the Bible will save you this time. Some only refer to the Bible when it is convenient to them. God is not partial! you hear me?

    • ME and ME
      December 12, 2013

      So who knows who the lord wants to be in Govt.? The Labour party has been there for three terms. The thing is it all comes down to the people and their choice. The people have consistently chosen the labour party as they continue to grow in popularity and majority. Remember they are 18-3.

      • Dr. L
        December 12, 2013

        Just because the people put them in government doesn’t mean God wants them there. The good old books says righteousness exalteth a nation and let me tell you something under this regime I have seen people whom I have respected in their capacities as pastors, leaders, husbands, doctors BUT not anymore. People are selling their souls to the highest bidder and it’s a damn shame. I will eat and drink all what is given to me but I shall never again vote for this greedy lazy labour party where some shall eat and not all shall eat applies.

    • Dr. L
      December 12, 2013

      Tell that to them…GOD is the same yesterday, today and always…not when it suits you..

      • December 12, 2013

        God puts down and He puts up. God took down Nebuchadnezzar, Saul and other kings. Hitler, Sadam, Idi Amin, Chavez and many other world leaders who thought they would be there forever.
        Some of them tried to hold on to power forever. So don’t fool yourself. It must come to an end one day.

      • ME and ME
        December 12, 2013

        The lord gives and he takes. No man will determine the way forward for the lord. Our political bias will not sway the lord. Our hatred for a man will not sway the lord.

  105. papa
    December 12, 2013

    Skerro talking biblical. Hahaha satan preaching gospel. Skerro please Pray for forgiveness and ask god to make u a better person. Remember to love one another.Go easy fada doh hurt your brother.

    • ME and ME
      December 12, 2013

      So he is Satan and you or your political friends are Gods? You people are sick to the bones, you guys are insane.

      • Nac Vibes
        December 12, 2013

        We are not the ones bringing God into it and yes we Love God enough to know we are not Gods.

      • December 12, 2013

        You have a democratic write to comment and evey body else. We must learn to agree to disagree. There will be those for and against. Please do not get upset.

    • Joe
      December 12, 2013

      @papa This is what Lennox did to you, what have Roosevelt Skerrit do to you? Do you even know him as a person to insinuate that he is satan preaching gospel?

      papa ‘between you and me’ Lennox only problem with Skerrit is that Skerrit is a very successful youngman and as a typical Dominican he couldn’t stomach it, that success is too much for him so he concorted all sorts of lies against the youngman, which by the way is not politics it is personal hatred caused by his jealousy, to try to bring him down. The problem is Skerrit never took him on so he repeated it over and over as if its the truth, but that wasn’t enough he attacked every single person he think is associated wth Skerrit.

      Now the PM has a responsibility to look after the poor a thing UWP never did whilst in office because their money was meeting their money as Ministers and members of the party!!!

      • Asterix
        December 12, 2013

        @Joe: Are you serious? This thing about people being jealous of skerrit is just pure BS and comes from people with warped minds who are clueless of what they even speak. skerrit became successful on the backs of poor people and the state? Where did he get his wealth from, can you tell me, where did those millions come from? Did he have any business before or does he have any now that you know of? He certainly wasn’t wealthy before he became PM. Lennox is a man of honesty and integrity and yes he cannot stomach the fact that skerrit’s wealth came about not through hard work or enterprise but through dishonesty, corruption and the abuse of his office and position. Lennox is not the only one Joe, everyone else with moral fiber and integrity share the same concerns as Lennox. That is why you see so many prifessionals and people of integrity coming forward to put an end to the plundering of the state’s resources by the cabal, the most corrupt government in Dominica to date.

      • Frank Talker
        December 13, 2013

        @Joe: Skerrit is a successful young man? Where you get that BS from? Go wash your daylight, boy! There is nothing Skerrit did prior to becoming PM. Everything he has and is, he owes it to the hard workers of Dominica who pay taxes. Even as a Minister of Education his cheques were bouncing at petrol stations. So how de hell you conclude that he is successful?
        What I know about Lennox is quite different. He worked his way in life, earning by hard work everything he calls his own. He has a house, a car, a wife and kids. Skerrit had none before entering politics. Joe, go shake your bag where you buy your coals, eh!

      • ????????
        December 13, 2013

        But all you forget. The PM even took care of Lennox when he was in problem in Antigua.

    • Grand Bay Girl
      December 12, 2013

      We ALL have sins and we should all pray for our Sins…Amen

  106. Dr. L
    December 12, 2013

    oh please don’t bring God into your comess please

    • ME and ME
      December 12, 2013

      If you are religious, remember that the Lord loves the poor.

  107. #Behonest
    December 12, 2013

    the poor people who steal rum and need legal representation?
    or the ones half and half working at clear harbour who are ‘loiterers’?
    which poor people? or the poor people working at car rentals saving money to study?

    it appears you have several mouths.

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