UPDATE: Hector John charged with incitement

John (l) leaves the court with UWP leader Lennox Linton who himself has an incitement matter before the court

Opposition parliamentarian and MP for the Salisbury Constituency, Hector John, has been formally charged with incitement, Dominica News Online (DNO) can confirm.

According to our source, John has been taken to the magistrate court in Roseau where it is expected that the charge will be read to him.

The Deputy Political Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP), Joshua Francis, told DNO this morning that the arrest is related to a statement which he made at a recent meeting of the UWP in Roseau.

DNO has learned that attorney Gildon Richards is representing John in the matter.

Below is an audio clip of the statement for which it is believed that John was arrested and charged.

Gathering outside court house in Roseau in support of Hector John

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107 Comments

  1. Danziger
    September 16, 2019

    We will vote in MASS, we will vote in MASS to keep Dominica ALIVE with OUR DLP, PM. One love LABOUR POWER, LABOUR POWER, LABOUR POWER all the way. We want Dr KING for St.Joe, and SKERRO for PM.

  2. Lin clown
    September 16, 2019

    We all know there will be NO electoral reform before election,Hector John know that.John is saying there will be CIVIL UNREST.He know UWP will LOSE the next election.John would NEVER talk about CIVIL UNREST if he was sure,UWP was going to win the election.COMMONSENSE.Hector was not saying whether UWP win or lose,without electoral reform there WILL be CIVIL UNREST.JOHN is saying there is going to be CIVIL UNREST

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  3. Child of Itassi
    September 15, 2019

    On Feb. 11, 1969, Rosie Douglas led more than 100 students in what began as a peaceful demonstration at Sir George Williams University in Montreal. Mr. Douglas, a graduate of Sir George and at the time a political science graduate student at McGill University, was protesting what he perceived to be racist policies. The two-week sit-in at the computer centre, where the university’s records were kept, was called to protest the treatment of six black students by an assistant biology professor. Mr. Douglas and others believed the students had been given failing grades because they were black. By the end of the riot, 97 students including Mr. Douglas were arrested and more than $1.5-million worth of equipment had been destroyed. When asked to apologize he said “I couldn’t apologize for being black, for standing up for what I believe in” and was sent to a Quebec jail for 18 months. About 31 years after, he returned to Canada as the Prime Minister of Dominica and the leader of the DLP.

    • Toto
      September 16, 2019

      So what are you saying bro. It was Charles Savarin, who defied a labour government an put the country on strike, Timothy was killed in that melay and now Charlo is our President. Was he ever charged for incitement. I don’t know anymore, does it pay to be against the government? Skerrit must be careful if he does not want to turn people like Spags into a martyr that’s all I’m saying.

  4. Let’s stand up
    September 15, 2019

    Hector you have our support

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  5. Reallyyy
    September 14, 2019

    Lol one thing dlp not taking any chances with you guys cuz they realize how desperate you guys are(uwp) to get into power an will do an say anything to get there I personally would have made you all spend some nights in stock farm jus for being silly Hector go an learn to be a politician u can be in opposition an still make a meaningful contribution to d development of ur constiuncy an by extension the country eg Rosie Douglas was in opposition an he could still get things done for his constiuncy so my boi stop pappy showing ur slef ok

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  6. Dominica ot d bone
    September 14, 2019

    I read someone comment saying civil unrest can mean peacefull protest man go to the dictionary or use the internet lol

  7. Jonathan Y St Jean
    September 14, 2019

    Tell us chief Carbon, why wasn’t Skerritt charged with incitement when he exhorted residents in Belle View Chopin to pour hot water on the opposition when they come on their steps to recruit for votes. Please answer the question. Skerritt is looking for ways to not call the general elections. Don’t worry Hector the intimidation will end soon

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  8. Mike
    September 14, 2019

    I hope mister can sue the government for wrongful arrest, am not a lawyer but you can’t arrest a man for saying what he said that is madness and because of this I will actively help uwp get elected this is blatant abuse of power and it should be condemned.

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  9. Colombo Thomas
    September 14, 2019

    Tribalism and personal insults will not get sane people to support your cause. Political blindness cannot manage a country and won’t win an election. You need compelling ideas. This consistent denigrating of each other from the same ignoramus politicians and followers is a fourmula for failure. Offer the voters your positive ideas and solutions for the issues. Let them compare and contrast. Anger and hatred are only for fools.

  10. Ibo France
    September 14, 2019

    Skerrit is truly strictly motivated by selfish gains and sees everything through his narrow political lens. In order for Dominica to realize it’s fullest potential the political leadership must first unite the people. Instead of uniting the country and fight together Mr. Skerrit has the people fighting against each other. Divide and Rule strategy only benefits selfish individuals and stagnates the overall progress of the country. Look at the desert like conditions of Dominica in comparison to Antigua, Grenada,
    St. Kitts and the rest of the OECS. People wake up and stand for something. Try to leave a rich legacy for your children not one of crime, widespread poverty, high unemployment, political tribalism, underdevelopment, vulgar greed and selfishness, etcetera. A change of administration and direction is mandatory.

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  11. Let's Meet
    September 14, 2019

    If all UWP candidates plan a zonal meeting with their supporters on the same day and same time we could to go you know. So stop talking and start meeting man

  12. Let's Meet
    September 14, 2019

    So Spags John cannot mobilize his supporters to a meeting in Salisbury without sending warning?
    Lugay cannot mobilize supporters to a meeting the same day and time as Bawi?
    Joshua cannot mobilize supporters same time and day as Bawi without going on q95?
    Soso cannot mobilize supporters to Roseau Central the same day and time with Bawi? If the three guys in the city plan a joint meeting together with Bawi, boy that good you know.
    Linton and Bazil cannot mobilize their supporters to a meeting around the airport the same day and time as others?
    The same Ronald cannot mobilize supporters to a meeting same day with others? James cannot mobilize supporters to a meeting meeting in Portsmouth same time with others and have viellcase, paixbouche and cottage to attend? Monel Thomas and George cannot mobilize supporters to a West coast meeting same time as above! Salybia, Castle Bruce, Grandfond and Laplane cannot mobilize supporters to an East coast meeting same time with others!

  13. Free and fair
    September 14, 2019

    If the PM call the elections with no plan for electoral reform, I will be angry. 😠
    The electoral office know because I will misbehave.

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  14. candid
    September 14, 2019

    You cannot win people with violence. About the charge, the Court will be looking at his modus operandum. To plan an offence before it actually happen. Guilty as Sin. Beat up police is workers supporters, trespass, threat, abuse, steal. The Leader must educate his followers.

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  15. The parable
    September 14, 2019

    “Action speaks louder than words”. Stop wording and start acting. Remember it only takes a spark to keep the fire burning

  16. Concerned
    September 14, 2019

    Has the police arrested the person who threatened Matt?😟

  17. Man bites dogs
    September 14, 2019

    It is fascinating to hear mainly so-called Workers supporters always using words such as bias without fully understanding the meaning of the word. I have said before and so does Francisco, English-speaking language is very complicated for example bias you and I and many of us throughout the world may or may not agree with each other opinions that is bias! 🙊 Secondly that so-called Workers party is a highly dangerous group of people in Dominica at the moment very cancerous that is spreading we have got to stop them not by violence but voting the lot of them to the wilderness of no return. We want someone proper as Opposition leader to any government we may have and not any old uneducated fool!!! Spread the Love 😍

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  18. RasB
    September 14, 2019

    Has the laws governing incitement been changed recently or is it applicable only when the opposition pushes the envelope?

    Whereas, Mr Hector’s statement contains a threat and can be considered incitement, one wonders whether previous statements by the Prime minister was not equally threatening and incitement to violence? One talks about the statement of going up in their face and calling them traitor…. If that is not inciting then call it provocation which had as it’s singular objective violence. Would that therefore not be considered inciting violence?

    More poignant is the call for Labourites to throw hot water on the opposition members who visit their homes. Again not only is the statement desirous of inciting violence, it also suggest assault and inflicting bodily harm!!! Yet we have learnt of no arrest!! Why you may ask?

    It may seem to some as intimidation, to others it may lead to questioning the impartiality of the law enforcers!! Dominica, I weep for thee, Lord…

  19. September 13, 2019

    What de … is happening in Dominica? What did this guy say for him to be arrested? Jesus stretch your hands over our beautiful Island.

  20. Tobby
    September 13, 2019

    Ranks comes with previlage, that’s why the sitting PM can’t be arrested so easy. Doesn’t mean that he cannot be arrested but it would have to be something really out of order. No one is above the law but there is just certain previlage.

    • Pipo
      September 16, 2019

      Are you serious Toby, maybe the P.M. acting above the law but his position is no justification for that let alone his imperious behaviour an excuse. Trust me, the laws of Dominica apply equally to Roosevelt Skerrit as they apply to you my friend.

  21. Bwa-Banday
    September 13, 2019

    Enough talk Dcans. We MUST STOP talking and put country first. Oh how I wish Dcans were as fearless as Mr. Blessings from Senjo and I. I have a funny feeling that because of this gross human rights violation by the police Dcans are about to show their discontent in a “long anticipated way” and it’s not going to be nice. Bawi I feel your pain again and will stand with you and you para-rep through fire, rain, lightning, thunder and whatever it takes to set you and your people free. Just remember, Heaven will NOT help those who do not help themselves my people. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    Skerrit has convinced himself that you all are afraid of him and his newly formed ton-ton- macoute police unit being lead by officers from the Laplaine area. Stay strong. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  22. RastarMarn
    September 13, 2019

    So Guess Charles Savarin should have been charged and gone to Jail den when he got them civil servants to act up against the regime how many Moons ago,,,

    What happen to Freedom of Speech???

    So guess soon they will be sending people to Jail for talking about the Regime den,,,

    Soh much crap Reginald Austrie and all the Crap he talks about???

  23. Ibo France
    September 13, 2019

    Desperate people do desperate things. This is a vulgar abuse of the law. Skerrit is a political OCTOPUS. He uses his tentacles to control and corrupt every institution and organization in Dominica. This country can be considered a Corrupt Polce State. One citizen has repeatedly complained to the police about s DLP supporter who openly threatened to kill him and after months have elapsed the police have stubbornly refused to press charges against this DLP political THUG. Everything has exacerbated in Dominica under this corrupt and failed leadership. We now have the ABSOLUTE WORST economy; healthcare system; airport; seaport; roads; salaries & wages and the very WORST government in the Caribbean. What A Dysfunctional Country!

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  24. The Evangelist
    September 13, 2019

    What Skerrit, Carbon and the DLP did to Hector John and the UWP is exactly what the Sadducian Party did to Peter and John in Acts 4, in an effort to stop the message from going out. They were arrested, jailed, beaten and threatened just so they remained quiet. Ts that not Skerrit them doing? They don’t want [ep[le to know about the $1.2 billion dollars that missing. Here is how Acts 4:16 puts it ” What do we do with these fellows? Anyone who lives in Jerusalem will know an unexplainable sign has been performed through these two preachers. We can’t deny their story. 17 The best we can do is try to keep it from spreading. So let’s warn them to stop speaking to anybody in this name.”
    They want to keep fooling and the people and the message of truth, from Lennox, Spags and the entire opposition, is the talk throughout the island and the region. Laborites are finally getting to hear and believe the truth. Skerrit does not like that because he knows he will be voted out so guess what?…

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  25. %
    September 13, 2019

    The vibes on every street corner in Roseau this afternoon (Friday) alone, is enough to tell me that DLP will lose the election… People are crying over a failed selective justice system, and the stench is loud! After Danny’s harrassment he defeated Julius TimTim Timothy full time in 2014. Spaggs will get more votes because of his political harrassment too. The young, the old, the not so young, the not so old are still questioning lazy Skerrit’s hot water statement at Bellevue Chopin, and why he is still not arrested, and this travesty is leveraging UWP support full time!
    Workersssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssdssss!
    Lintonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!

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  26. Gouvelma
    September 13, 2019

    I hope that the commissioner of Police has secured himself a job effective the night of the elections. When a commissioner of Police can display such open biasness it is to me for him to declare himself a political candidate. What about freedom of speech? Is it dead in Dominica? Ithe law only to keep UWP in check and allow labor to do as they like? Skerritt told Dominicans to throw hot water on UWP campaigners. Not a drum was heard nor a finger lifted by the police. That’s is free speech according to them. However a man calling for civil disobedience lime has been done in all the Caribbean islands is being hauled before the court. Skerritt, do not do and encourage things while you are a leader that you will not be able to live with in opposition. Let that be your guide. You day is coming and your fall will be heavier. Remember the higher you climb the more your your … is exposed and the harder you fall. Karma is a ……!!!!!!

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    • Papi
      September 16, 2019

      Not he alone ner they better resign the night of the election when uwp wins the election … its goin to be the ride of their lives..

  27. The Old Prophet
    September 13, 2019

    Read the letter of Elijah to the Wicked and EVIL Jehoram in 2 Chronicles 21:1 20

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  28. The Old Prophet
    September 13, 2019

    OPEN LETTER TO SKERRIT AND CARBON:

    Dear Skerrit & Carbon:
    1. The Evils of Jehoram:
    One day he got a letter from Elijah the prophet. It read, “From God, the God of your ancestor David—a message: Because you have not kept to the ways of Jehoshaphat your father and Asa your grandfather, kings of Judah, but have taken up with the ways of the kings of Israel in the north, leading Judah and Jerusalem away from God, going step by step down the apostate path of Ahab and his crew—why, you even killed your own brothers, all of them better men than you!

    God;s judgement:

    God is going to afflict your people, your wives,( hope you don’t have too many wives) your sons, and everything you have with a terrible plague. And you are going to come down with a terrible disease of the colon, painful and humiliating.”

    Note: Because your EVILS worse Expect the judgement to be doubled

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  29. KID ON THE BLOCK
    September 13, 2019

    Who is “them?”
    Does that refer to any particular person or individual or animal?
    When they come in front your door, throw hot water on them! Who can identify what”THEM” is?
    Could be snails, bugs, or any undesirable thing. Nothing particular was mentioned but one can hear Hector shouting at the top of his voice mentioning SKERRIT’S name when he(Hector) was asking Skerrit about money and what will happen if Skerrit call election without electoral reform. So what the hell you UWPites talking about THE PM inciting anything?

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    • Kalinago Justice
      September 15, 2019

      @blockedheaded kid; did you really listened to the entire statements and context in which your one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake was advising those who were given apartments to pour hot water on :?: He your one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake was directly referring to the UWP candidates and those doing house to house political campaign for the UWP. Therefore you should stop being a hypocrite trying to cover up the shameful disgrace behavior of your one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake! Stop being a liar from the pit of hell like your one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake!!! Once again,try listening to the clipping of your one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake :?:

  30. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    September 13, 2019

    In criminal legal law terms, incitement is defined as the encouragement of another person to commit a crime. Based on the jurisdiction, some or all types of incitement may be illegal.

    Where illegal, it is known as an inchoate offense, where harm is intended but may or may not have actually occurred.

    In British common law it is a criminal offense to incite another to commit a crime.

    The Incitement to Disaffection Act 1934 is aimed at stopping people diverting members of the armed forces from their duties.

    If John, and Linton are charged with a crime of incitement; I demand that Roosevelt Skerrit that triple doctor be arrested for incitement also.

    “When you meet supporters of the UWP in Church, in schools, in the hospital, on a plane, in another country, in shops and stores, in the streets harass them!”(Roosevelt Skerrit).

    That is like inciting a riot; so how come that corrupted criminal is not in jail?

     He recently incite people to burn people with hot water!

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    • Man bites dogs
      September 15, 2019

      @Francisco, please put your head on and stop talking goats crap, who are you to demand my prime minister Skerrit be arrested for incitement man you are a comedian. I have told you before do not drink bad wine and write it will screw you up my friend ha ha 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  31. Jane doe
    September 13, 2019

    lord take full control of dominica why is the justice system so bias

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    • Liz65
      September 14, 2019

      Oh God, let Jstice reign in this nation. Let Peace reign in our land. Oh God let the reign of terror that is seeping in the atmosphere be brought down to nothing in the Name of Jesus. The Name that is above every other Name.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        September 16, 2019

        Shut up Elizabeth!

        Using one of your fictitious names again?

        That will not earn you any thumbs up, you will get your same amount of thumbs down!

        God does not listen to hypocritical prayers!

        • September 16, 2019

          Telemaque, you …..! If I wanted to use another name, why would I use “Liz”?

          Ask DNO what is my computer IP and the person who wrote that comment above, they will surely give you 2 different identification–I only use my computer.

          Who knows? Perhaps you, yourself wrote that comment, to try to get my attention; or else it is a mischief from someone who knows me; whichever it is, I am clean and will always to be clean; that is what matters.

          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            September 17, 2019

            I doh know; however Liz65 is certainly suspicious eh!
            And by the way I doh need any attention from any red devil supporter eh.
            You are on the wrong side supporting corruption; dictatorship, and thievery; I boy is on the side of justice, honesty and transparency!
            As long as you support the red Sir Knight that triple doctor, that Dominica Ali Baba; the doctor HIFU and his HiFU machine he said they have in Dominica that can cure every and all diseases  without cutting into people; I  doh want any attention from you eh.

            Remember: I is UWP eh, I farid you do something to me; get me sick and you take me to Mr. doctor HIFU to work on me eh!
            Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

            Ask Dr. Punjab/Dusquesne HIFU Sir Knight that Dominica Mountain Chicken Carpaud crapo Mentality Ali Baba Roosevelt Skerrit that damn T…F you what where is the unaccounted one billion two hundred million dollars.

            I hear you Elizabeth hiding it for the Sir Knight eh!

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  32. weh
    September 13, 2019

    This rouge dictatorship of a government will be gone soon change is a must.

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  33. Country Man
    September 13, 2019

    Classic! This is straight from Putin’s play book. I hope the administration realize Dominica is not Russia.

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  34. Lin clown
    September 13, 2019

    JAH RASTAFARI is another UWP LIAR.In the 70’s there was no RASTAFARI in Dominica.These guys were called DREADS the lived in the BUSH,they were TERRORISTS..Because of this PATRICK JOHN passed the DREAD ACT. Today the BS that is happening would NEVER happen under,Miss,Charles,Patrick John or Edison James.Remember the STATE OF EMERGENCY in Mahaut under Edison James?JAH RASTAFARI you talking about Honeychurch,Where are the DREADS?Skerrit should do like the other Prime Ministers GET TOUGH.

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    • Dominican to d bone
      September 14, 2019

      Say it thes people that saying these thing about skerrit ask them their age they all are bellow 30 years so they.dont know about these things

  35. %
    September 13, 2019

    So in this broken country called Dominica, some incitements are LEGAL, (asking to throw hot water on people) and some are ILLEGAL?
    I pray that one day we have a real police force, with real police officers, and of course a real Commissioner, who is not a political puppet!

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  36. Lin clown
    September 13, 2019

    UWP as stupid as ever.If somebody comes to your DOOR without Permission,in LAW it is called TRESPASS.In the USA YOU could be SHOT.UWP have NO right going to the houses that,SKERRIT BUILT talking BS about SKERRIT to the people.Sending HOT WATER on these la,zy,lying,UWP is a joke.

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    • Kalinago Justice
      September 14, 2019

      :twisted: lin the clown; seems like you would do well in the days of papa doc/baby doc ton-ton macout : :?: Anyway, where are they now :?: I met one of them some years ago and he is in a sad and sorry state, very unhappy, isolated and miserable!!!

    • The U K Contingent
      September 15, 2019

      What??? Are you absolutely MAD or STUPID.?????

  37. Alexis
    September 13, 2019

    Civil unrest has allot of meaning including Peaceful protest while obeying the law of the land. There was no incitement, Hector said “if” there is no reform there will be civil unrest. He did not direct anyone and the action can be executed by members of the opposition only.

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  38. Legion
    September 13, 2019

    Clear political harrassment using a police service headed by a degenerate who does not know where his … ends and his mouth begins… Nothing Hector said comes close to incitement, the opposition should just stay focused and stop letting the psychopath headed DLP distract them.

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  39. Sybil nowell
    September 13, 2019

    Jack… without brain, who make such blatant threats. You are all so childish and malicious. One people so devided all for the sake of money. Papa bat dabar zor.

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  40. Zandoli
    September 13, 2019

    Is the police department an arm of the DLP?
    Are Dominicans sensitive to what’s going on in our country? These guys are behaving worse than the Russians.

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  41. Toto
    September 13, 2019

    What Spags said was a prophesy my people, a warning that if you squeeze people too much they will rise. It looks even our prophets must shut up. The place even worse than what happening in Hongkong.

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    • September 14, 2019

      @Toto, if I were you, I wouldn’t write that comment; you have said it loud and clear, that Spags and the UWP are planning to direct “a time of unrest” in Dominica, and since Spags is no prophet it has to be called an “incitement”.

      The problem with you people is that you all are not thinking before you all speak-out. The younger people are listening and placing those ideas in their mind; why do you think that that disgusting situation of February 07, 2017 happened if there was not talk about it.

      But I personally read Thomson Fontaine words: saying “we are going to shut down the country”- the fugs of February 07, 2017, that, heard those words and they put it into function

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  42. Iamanidiot
    September 13, 2019

    But that’s dumb, saying there will be civil unrest for X situation is not he inciting it.
    Let’s say a police shoot someone innocently and I say “If that officer is not fired there will be civil unrest”, because there is going to be protest, is that incitement? should I be arrested? Interesting.

    So we not arresting the police that want to shoot people, the people on facebook that saying people should be shot by firing squads, we not arresting people that saying throw hot water on other people.
    Interesting

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  43. Shaka zulu
    September 13, 2019

    People need to stop making threats and hit tbe streets. Peacefull protest is your right. Dont go to work. You guys are afraid of loosing your lil pay for a month because of intimidation. When you afraid to speak all the gov has to do is pass laws to compel you to do stuff. Everyone has to take part. Fear is of the devil and once you give in he will steal your soul. It is time for mass civil disobedience let them arrest the whole country.

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  44. Nonsense that
    September 13, 2019

    If I went down to Lagon now and stand up by the road shoutibg, ” If these people do not get electoral reform there will be civil unrest!”. Who will I be inciting and to do what?

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  45. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    September 13, 2019

    There is a dictatorship in the making on Dominica and yours truly the PM and self appointed minister of finance is acting like the once upon a time Papa Doc of Haiti. Pretty soon people of the opposition may start to come up missing with no trace, they will be disappeared and only yours truly and his goon squad dressed in camouflage playing soldier will know what happened to them. Members of the opposition need to hire body guards.

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  46. Ridiculous
    September 13, 2019

    Mr. John is feeling the tension in many people over the electoral reform issue. He was warning Mr. Skerrit to make electoral reform happen to avoid unrest. He did not tell or encourage anyone to break the law or become violent. Our police’s response is to throw the messenger in jail. Who for the police to lock up they not doing it

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  47. %
    September 13, 2019

    So telling DLP supporters to throw hot water on people, is not incitement?
    Dominica’s justice system is a joke .This is like political harrassment… But this will just galvanize more UWP support!!!

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    • BB
      September 13, 2019

      % if only you had the ability of reasoning or basic analysis of events you wouldn’t find yourself in so much hot water and be apologetic constantly. In your own words, “ so telling DLP to throw hot water on people” No that’s not inciting, who are the people? Did he say…! No, where’s the double standard? Hector said, …… what! My boy % you really need adult classes. Dominicans a man who’s constantly in front of a camera reaping falsehood daily, doesn’t know facts from fiction, goes off topic constantly, because, his arguments and answers are redundant, is that who our ancestors wants us to elect? We Dominicans are people with pride and we won’t settle for less! Not Linton!

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      • Ba Yo Bwa
        September 14, 2019

        Well BB, I thought you came to explain and clarify a situation but you succeeded in exposing your own ignorance and stupidity. You asked ‘who are the people’? Well what did Mr John say to imply incitement? He said ‘there will be civil unrest’. Your head is so far up your behind and you are so ready to defend, you can’t even get an argument. When the Prime Minister said to the people of Belle Vue Chopin ‘if they come in front you yard throw hot water on them’, that is inciting violence. When Mr. John says ‘there will be civil unrest’ he is saying that people will exercise their rights to congregate and demonstrate their dissatisfaction. Learn the difference idiot!

      • RandyX
        September 14, 2019

        Who the f..k are you? Skerrit new Chief apologist and Spin Doctor? Get out of here!!

  48. KID ON THE BLOCK
    September 13, 2019

    Hector should go to the U S and utter such words to the President on a political plat form and you UWPITES would see if is arrest alone he(Hector) would be arrested.
    Bet you, all now so his(Hector) A… would be in jail without question. THE THING IS….
    UWPites like telling or doing people what THEY wish. When the back lash comes THEY keep crying foul….. HEARD….
    Matt keeps complaining of an incident that happened to him at Q95. While no one is in support of the action of the individual to Matt, He Matt should have questioned himself whether what he(Matt) did to the individual( which triggered the incident) was right. He kept putting all blame on the poor guy and not giving the reason why . Matt knew damn well what he(Matt) did was wrong that’s why his opponent acted in the manner he did. Matt must learn to behave himself and stop looking for PUBLIC SYMPATHY when he (Matt) knows he was wrong in the first place. Do unto Others as YOU MATT have THEM do unto YOU.

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    • Real Dominican
      September 13, 2019

      KID get off the Block.

      Roosvelt Skerrit said, ” send hot water on them”

      This is also incitement.

      The many statements your MASTER has made which can be considered as incitement is too numerous to mention.

      Buthe will never ne charged. Labour has its day coming.

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      • Vidal
        September 13, 2019

        Real Dominican, just like you uneducated leader, send hot water on them! Who is them? That includes everyone right? That’s the difference between educated and uneducated people. Hector CANNOT get a bus load of people from Salisbury to Roseau, look at their rallies that consistently brings friends and family only. It’s an invitation only, because, the same old, same old! But my boy they are certain that they can have a landslide, YES %

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        • Real Dominican
          September 15, 2019

          Vidal

          Your statement lacks facts and logic.

          For your information, LL is more educated than your corrupt, misguided and immoral leader.

          If you want to know, just ask Skerrit to debate LL on the economy and the advancement of Dominica.

          Vidal, it is people like you and your MASTER who can be blamed for our mess. Just look at the other Caribbean islands and you will realise that we are at the bottom of the lot.

          Vidal, before you respond please go and take a critical look at the governance and plolitics in Dominica. Then respond.

        • Real Dominican
          September 15, 2019

          Vidal,

          I guess you have not pass Primary School. And by the way you speak you went to School in August.

          Let me teach you a little:

          The antecedent of ‘them’ is the people that Skerrit was talking about prior to making the statement ‘ pour hot water on them’.Who was he talking about? The supporters and leadership of the United Workers Party.

          Please since Lennox is uneducated, tell your leader to debate him and we will see who is educated.

          In closing Vidal, look around and tell me if Dominica is on the level of development that we see in St. Kitts, St.Lucia, Barbados and even St. Vincent. Look at Antigua, they are light years ahead of us.

          Who must we blame? People like you who blindly vote a failing and corrupt party.

          Kind regards
          Real Dominican

    • Baw-Banday
      September 13, 2019

      When Skerrit told his supporters to throw hot water on opposition forces was that not incitement? When he asked his people to assault opposition forces and Mr.Linton by calling them traitor to their faces anywhere, anytime was that not incitement? DLP and their ton-ton macoute police officers seems hellbent on triggering the same civil unrest they are accusing others of doing.

      I hope they can handle what they are looking for because Dcans are getting tired of these civil rights violations. SALISBURY I am with you………… :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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    • Joseph John
      September 13, 2019

      Hector John is calling for civil unrest. Are we going to have an other D-day or an other May ’79. Ironically every civil unrest that we experienced in Dominica , have been organized ( from 1960) by opposition forces against the DLP. Lennox Linton has been a participant in all. Now he has a following.
      Well this time around they will be stopped.
      They know how to play the innocent by playing the political victim card, but this time that old tune will not work.

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    • Joseph John
      September 13, 2019

      @ Kid,…..the uwp shows all the attributes of scammers. Most of their former followers have jilted them because they can see right through their 5th grade duplicity.
      They have nothing to offer but trouble, violence and terrorism. They are always playing the innocent party, but retribution will fall on them. Linton ex-followers have seen the blood of Timothy on his hands and face which is hunting him. They want no part of the curse that Linton is carrying.

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    • Toto
      September 15, 2019

      This is not the US Kid. This is Dominica and is our P.M. we are addressing. Let Trump deal with his own country problems. Is Skerrit that is responsible for ours.

  49. Amino
    September 13, 2019

    Mr John did not tell anyone to commence civil unrest, he just warned that it was a likely outcome.

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    • RandyX
      September 14, 2019

      I hope his lawyers will sue the police force for wrongful arrest! Mind you, no guarantee of that succeeding since the courts are in Skerrits pocket as well.

  50. Maybe
    September 13, 2019

    Those so call labourats will do anything for uwp to lose but we will still win election skerritt and his brack are to corrupt boball

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    • Nevervuwp
      September 14, 2019

      Hello MAYBE you need to wake up because you in a deep sleep dreaming of the most impossible thing in the world.

      Satan will become head of heaven before you can see Lennox and uwp winning election in this country

      So please wake up before you die in your sleep

  51. Rose
    September 13, 2019

    Mr. Guinness even putting God in his Debar. You are boldly threatening civil unrest. When will these uneducated UWP stop putting their foot 🦶 in their mouth. Besides seating by the bus stops every day, What is your contribution to your constituency or nation? We only know you when Lennox call for arms, tet toe wede. Just as you set Salisbury on 🔥 and disrupted Dominicans way of life, you should pay for your lang Kafka!

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  52. Lougawoo Mem
    September 13, 2019

    When shall it come to an end? The persecution of members of the UWP seems routine now by the Dominican government of Roosevelt Skerritt. What are the people ready to do about it? Are they going to let the beats go on, and on till every thread of democracy is totally destroyed? Just questions Lougawoo Mem would love to know while listening in the foothills of Morpo, Grand Bay.

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    • Bwa-Banday
      September 13, 2019

      I hear you bro! The spirits of the ancestors like Jacko, Bala and Congoree are being teased by the DLP. Just hold on…… :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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  53. Satan is a liar
    September 13, 2019

    Skerrit cannot call election because he knows he can’t win and he understands that would mean his future would be very dark. So Skerrit is working on a national unrest so he could use his army to do his bidding and then announce a state of emergency. That’s the only thing he feels could keep him in office a little longer. But let’s not forget that Jesus said the THIEF (Satan) came to steal, kill and destroy. Also Satan Jesus said was a liar and murderer from the beginning.

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  54. RandyX
    September 13, 2019

    Here we go again!!! I urge you to be very careful, Skerrit! You overstepping the mark by a mile now. Instead of asking the police to do your dirty work, why don’t you tell the citizen of Dominica where the missing passport money is??

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  55. Jah Rastafari
    September 13, 2019

    In the 70’s we had a civil unrest in Dominica that started with the rastafari movement. But the unrest really picked up steam when Ted Honeychurch was taken to the woods and never returned. That shook the nation because the rastafari movement never said they were going to do anything.

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    • Joseph John
      September 13, 2019

      What about the kidnappings by Tumba and the murder of Thimothy on May 1979.
      When leaders are calling for violence that has to be taken seriously. We have to pay attention to the gun violence going on in the USA because of Trump prompting.
      The UWP is trying to make Dominica a violent and unsafe country.
      Those people charged for inciting violence need to realize that their action is unacceptable re the maintenance of law and order.
      When members of the Legislature show no regard for the law it becomes time for safety measures to be taken.

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  56. I ready
    September 13, 2019

    The opposition MUST stop talking
    The opposition MUST start ACTING in the best interest of Dominica. Too much talk and not enough action.

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    • Bwa-Banday
      September 13, 2019

      I ready like Freddy too. Skerrit has done enough! The line has been crossed and trampled on enough! BAWI……. :twisted: :twisted:

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    • Now or never
      September 13, 2019

      I ready too. Action time! Action! 🎬

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    • we all need to play our part.
      September 13, 2019

      Dominicans on a whole must stop talking and start acting. The future of Dominica does not lie only the opposition, but with every citizen of Dominica. Stop waiting for the opposition to act. Dominicans need to take a stand and stand up against injustice before it is too late.

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    • RandyX
      September 14, 2019

      I said it before the time for action has come. Words simply won’t do anymore.

    • J.john-Charles
      September 15, 2019

      I am not sure the state has a case against the M.P.
      Of course I am just a bush lawyer.Here in the U.S.Democrats are saying worse than that about the president.You will remember a female singer said “I though of bombing the White House.” Two actors talked about “assasinating the president.” and they were not even arrested.
      What I think we should be concerned about,is the mental state of Mr.John.Why should he make this statement,especially about himself.?

  57. Shaka zulu
    September 13, 2019

    That is some bull….. Are we in China? Carbon is as dumb as he looks. What about thatbis incitement.

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  58. Real Dominican
    September 13, 2019

    So why was not Roosvelt Skerrit arrested when he said:

    “Throw hot water on them”

    Is that not incitement?

    Mr. Carbon, be careful. You are a weak leader and all weak leaders ” end last”

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    • Looking & Waiting
      September 13, 2019

      My thought exactly. It cannot be for one side

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    • I am dominican
      September 13, 2019

      If one is told to throw hot water on one who venture into a man’s home and invade his privacy, it isn’t incitement. You now very well it isn’t

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      • Toto
        September 14, 2019

        Did Spags invade anyone’s privacy, least of all Skerrit’s? Go and take a hike pal.

      • Real Dominican
        September 14, 2019

        I AM DOMINICAN

        Be careful as you defend and spin this man.

        He never said when they come on your steps without permissiom. That is different.

        And several other inciteful were made by him in years past. Nothing was done.

        Labour Day is coming. Soon they will be no more and he will have to answer to the missing money.

      • Jonathan Y St Jean
        September 15, 2019

        Merritt never said invade their homes to the people of Belle View, but he said if they come on your steps. Are you saying that someone coming peacefully on your steps to have a dialogue with you is invading your property? That’s a criminal stretch.

      • Kalinago Justice
        September 15, 2019

        @ I am dominican; you know well that’s not what your one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake said. You also know that in most Democracies whenever there’s an election, every Political Parties do house to house campaign by knocking people’s door. Your prime mistake asked those who were given apartments to pour hot water on the UWP supporters who comes to the steps for the apartments. He your one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake claim the apartments to be his so therefore the recipients should scorn the UWP with hot water whenever they climb the steps!

  59. Da
    September 13, 2019

    So when skirrit had say when the opposition party come on them ppl door step pour hot water on them why didnt he get arrested also

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    • Yes Sah
      September 13, 2019

      Same thing I said. But it seems its only labourites that have freedom of speech in Dominica. Smh

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  60. ;-/
    September 13, 2019

    Where is the clip in question?

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    • Amino
      September 13, 2019

      It’s the audio clip at the bottom of the article.

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  61. September 13, 2019

    When will Hector ever learn. But again, children live what they learn and learn what they live. If a man lives to be evil, his leader will encourage him even more. Two fake lawyers standing and smirking at the entrance to the courtroom.

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  62. weh
    September 13, 2019

    Didn’t PM Skerrit tell his supporters at a rally to throw hot water on UWP supporters? isn’t that incitement as well?

    How come the PM was not arrested?

    Hipocracy at its best

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    • %
      September 13, 2019

      @weh
      It was not at a rally. It was at a town hall meeting at Bellevue Chopin.

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      • Ibo France
        September 14, 2019

        The arrest of a prominent leader of the Opposition is of little surprise. That’s what dictatorship do best. The heiarchy of the police force is well known to prostitute themselves to gain favor with Dr. Dr. Skerrit. Another stain on the image of Dominica. Under Skerrit’s stewardship Dominica has graduated from a galloping dictatorship to a fully fledged autocracy. SAD!!!

  63. Dee
    September 13, 2019

    Why was the PM not detained for incitement when he asked Labour party supporters to wet opposition members with hot water if they approached Skerrit’s steps… Dominicans ask yourselves a question. The law applies to all, no one is exempt… There is a season for everything… That season will come…

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    • Eddy A
      September 14, 2019

      No law and no constitution…
      Do you remember these words from Skerrit. You all know now that he was not joking!

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