Astaphan promises ‘preemptive strike’ against Linton, Fontaine

Astaphan said a fresh look will be taken at both cases
Astaphan said a fresh look will be taken at both cases

Senior Counsel, Tony Astaphan, has said ‘preemptive strike actions’ will be taken very soon against Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, and Thomson Fontaine in court matters they have involving Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

He said the action is being taken in light of a recent London-based Privy Council ruling against Linton in a defamation matter involving chartered accountant, Keiron Pinard-Byrne.

“There is a second fall out of this judgement,” Astaphan said on state-owned DBS Radio earlier this week. “The present case the Prime Minister has against Linton for the rapist ministers and Thomson Fontaine on this passport business.”

Astaphan said he and his legal team are now taking another look at both cases.

“We are taking a fresh look at these cases and we will be mounting a clearly defined, focused, preemptive strike actions against these cases in the very short future because that irresponsible behavior must have a price,” he remarked.

The so-called ‘rapist ministers’ matter has its roots in a speech given by Linton at a United Workers Party (UWP) “Youth In IT Too” rally at St Joseph in May last year during which he referred to alleged activities by ministers as rape and noted that there is no honor in a government who harbors them.

“There can be no honor in a government that harbors rapist ministers and upholds extortion of sexual services from young people seeking the facilitation of ministers to get personal development assistance from the public purse,” he had said.

Astaphan was quick to condemn the statements describing them as “intolerable, scandalous and totally unacceptable.”

Linton was asked to apologize but he said he was standing by his statements.

He was subsequently served with legal papers on the matter and the claimants include Skerrit, attorney general, Levi Peter and all members of cabinet.

The Fontaine matter goes back a couple years now in which the Prime Minister’s team took legal action against Fontaine, alleging that he is the source of claims that Skerrit was involved in the sale of a Dominican passport to Darwood Ibrahim, a notorious Indian national.

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180 Comments

  1. Francisco Telemaque
    October 19, 2015

    You may have studied American government or perhaps read ” Lowi & Ginsberg; how you cannot relate America government to the crap in Dominica. In America the constitution provided in Article I, Sections 1-7, for a Congress consisting of two chambers; a House of Representatives, and a Senate. In order to detail their functions will take forever, so I can’t touch on that.

    The constitution also provides for the establishment of the presidency in Article II. As Alexander Hamilton (born on the island of Nevis) had put it from the beginning; the presidential article aimed toward “energy in the Executive. It did so in an effort to overcome the natural stalemate that was built into the bicameral legislature as well as into the separation of powers among the legislative, executive, and the judicial branch.

    I am not elaborating ,except to say the constitution afforded the president a measure of independence from the people, and from other branches of government; and in particularly…

    • Francisco Telemaque
      October 19, 2015

      I am not elaborating ,except to say the constitution afforded the president a measure of independence from the people, and from other branches of government; and in particularly the Congress!

      In establishing the judicial branch in Article III, the constitution reflected the framers’ preoccupations with nationalizing government power, and checking radical democratic impulses, while guarding against potential interference with liberty and property from the new national government itself. Under the provisions of Article III, the framers created a court that was to be literally a supreme court of the United States, and not merely the highest court of the national government.

      That crap you all have in Dominica do not compare to the American government and the constitution of the United States.

      • Francisco Telemaque
        October 19, 2015

        the above comments are in response to someone who wrote about three branches of Government in Dominica.; and not indented to be posted in that location.

  2. Emile Zapatos
    October 18, 2015

    Hey D N O, word on the street is that media houses can be sued for publication. They can also be sued for discrimination and preventing freedom of speech when they refuse to publish postings that is not in their favour. I also notice that you do not adhere to your stated policies which is meant to promote truth and justice, human rights and equality. Tim Durant may keep postings “under consideration” or decide that .something is already said. I do not think we have a statute of limitation, so be warned. HAMMER TIME.

    • Laughter the best Medicine
      October 18, 2015

      We are 1979 all over again. This time this is no medicine for us maybe their choice of anti freedom of the press like an antibiotic. This is serious mater is like having a weak member not even Viagra can help.
      It\’s all medicine but not the laughable type.
      PJ the former UWP DPP etc can tell us a thing or 2 about freedom of speech assembly even groovy bat the crusader can tell us about police brutality and cutting locks with cutlasses ask SOGO fly.ex–police onex- police.

    • Doc. Love
      October 19, 2015

      I agree, it would appear DNO has a very serious problem with my publications. I have said it before and I will say it again, it is better to delete by publication if not satisfied, then to leave it in a moderated state indefinitely.

  3. Emile Zapatos
    October 18, 2015

    I was also told he did the same thing in the Virgin Is.

  4. too late
    October 18, 2015

    hmm tony really standing HARD with them fellas boy

  5. A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
    October 17, 2015

    Flash Floods and landslides in California:

    Cannot help but wonder who certain Dominicans will blame for the flash floods and landslides happening in California. Imagine, how many US States have had flash floods this year. God is in control people. Whether, First World, Second World or Third World Country.

    Each time I see the pictures I remember what happened to Dominica still so fresh in our minds, happening elsewhere. The floods came without warning hear that people!!!!!!!

    Hope any Dominicans living in California were not affected by the floods. If you were, our sympathies to you and all those in California going through these floods because we know what you are experiencing, because Dominica has been there, This hurricane season has been one of serious flooding all over the place.

    Any time, any place, any where; God is in control; Dear God save your people.

    • The Real Facts
      October 18, 2015

      The people must turn to God, i.e., those who have not and those who were once worshipers and who now reject him. Those who recognize God and worship Him must do good in Jesus Name. Everyone should examine their conscience. As St. Paul said: “. . . To see whether they are living in faith.”
      You will recall through the years to this year how many homes were destroyed by fire, be they brush fires in California – too many of them.
      California is still waiting for the big one -earthquake.
      As long as we live and as long as some people of the world are godless, even to the point of denying God and despising him as they do their own thing in many ways abominations which highly offend God as they say, it is their body, as if they gave themselves their body, we can expect an increase of these disasters. As the years progress they will escalate.
      Sincere worship, prayers and good works in Jesus Name can avert those disasters.

    • reader
      October 19, 2015

      A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity is n id no ifs buts nor maybes Idiot A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity

  6. October 17, 2015

    God gives and he takes, he set up kings, and he put down kings, God has all the power and the whole world in his hands. Psalms 37: verse 35 says i have seen the wicked in great power and spreading himself like a green bay tree low he passed away, and lo he was not. I sought him , but he could not be found. Tony put away all of these arrogance and stop waisting tax payers money running back and from court when this money can help the needy. Tony stop oppressing the poor. Dominica is a bless country and people like you are hindering god from helping the people of Dominica prosper. Oh lord show Tony Astaphans and all those wicked leaders your mighty power, let them know that you are a god of love and unity and not confusion, greed and wickedness.

  7. Emile Zapatos
    October 17, 2015

    DNO you are doing a deservice to yourself. You are becoming a tabloid outlet. You pretend to be for justice but you delete any post that does not favour your side. Why are you propagating all those attacks on Tony who is a born Dominican doing an efficient job for his clients. Are you trying to intimidate the legal system so your people can break the law and no face consequencies.. You can continue to erase my postings or say they are awaiting consideration all you want, no big deal. Words have a way of going around It is just proof to show what you really are. An other Boom Boom Fly of La Lie ( L L) and his one term party. The Labour party is over 60 years in existence, and you and your people cannot stop it. They have been tried by fire and taken all kinds of blows, never again. It is do them back time. “HAMMETR TIME” I challenge you to print this post.

    • Emile Zapatos
      October 17, 2015

      “HAMMER TIME” or should I say ”GRAVEL TIME”

  8. October 17, 2015

    I guess they did not have the time to put on their boots and head to the hills…
    Oh!! boy…

  9. bigger
    October 16, 2015

    I think it’s Henry 5th that said good name in man and woman is the immediate jewel of their soul who steals my purse steals trash it was mine it is his but he who filches from me my good ROBS ME of that which does not enriches him and makes me poor indeed

  10. Roseau
    October 16, 2015

    This mention of \”preemtive strike\” is a threat in itself anf I call on Lennox and everyone who was threaten to go to the PHQ and file a legal case against Tony and his co-horts.
    What kind of country are we living in today? where the people in power can so blatantly break and abuse the law with out any consequencies noh??
    It looks like Dominicans are not smart now aday?

    • Wa Papa
      October 16, 2015

      I didn’t know we could be so ignorant.

    • Emile Zapatos
      October 17, 2015

      @ Roseau……since you are so smart take Tony and his” co-horts ” to court.

    • anonymous2
      October 18, 2015

      The same thing goes on in the US. The criminals are above the law until the people hold them to the letter of the law.

  11. Francisco Telemaque
    October 16, 2015

    “Tony is not wrong. He is performing his job. I as well as others who read articles on this”(Facts,).

    Facts, you are missing something here, you do not know so I tell you! A lawyers job is to represent people in a court of law, and in most cases try to settle an issue out of court whenever possible. An Antony’s job is not to pick fights, or make provocative comments which cause someone to commitment, and as soon as they speak the lawyer takes them to court!

    The statement he made in reference to preemptive strike, that is a dangerous position he has taken. Such terminology means he has declared war, on Lennox and Fountain, which means he is going all out to instigate something, in order to have a case to take to court. That is malicious!

    One of the most effective military strategies are to strike preemptively, take the enemy by surprise; and annihilate them, are we at war in our country?

    • Francisco Telemaque
      October 16, 2015

      “cause someone to commitment, and as soon as they speak the lawyer takes them to court!”

      That should read “cause someone to comment.”

      In the common law system, there is an abuse of law known as entrapment; that is very random, and popular in Dominica, I do not know how some people live with themselves with all the wickedness that they do in the country.

      Someone need to remind Dominicans that the guaranty period of time God gives us to live on this earth is a mere 70 years, and he said by reason of strength we can live beyond that. Those are the years when our evil deeds returns to haunt us!

      • The Real Facts
        October 16, 2015

        You always misinterpret words and make a mountain out of a molehill.
        You of all making comments about God?

    • Emile Zapatos
      October 16, 2015

      Tony is wrong to send out warnings. He should not help his enemies because they may flee from justice. It is time for Dominicans to show some human respect, some national pride. We are all connected and related and none is better than the other. We should not let people like La Lie motivate us to terrorise each other. We deserve human respect. The next thing is for people to sue the publishers, the media houses. Then we will learn to behave in a civilized way. It is Time!

    • The Real Facts
      October 16, 2015

      Be sure brain is engaged before putting mouth in gear and your fingers to the keyboard. Prior to commenting, do a Thesaurus and/or computer research
      You oppose everything and think you know more than others. When will you learn that you are not more intelligent than others? I will not insult you as you do to others. However, you make others out to be fools when you are the foolish one. Be ashamed. Remember next time when your little brains cannot comprehend words, look them up. Note the following and the meaning of pre-emptive strike.

      Preemptive strike– Done before others can act – Done before somebody else has had an opportunity to act so as to make his or her planned action pointless or impossible.
      Pre-emptive strike – Intended to prevent attack – military intended to eliminate or lessen an enemy\’s capacity to attack.
      A preemptive strike – Discouraging further bidding – bridge in bridge, being so high a bid that it discourages further bidding.

      • October 19, 2015

        @The Real Facts October 16, 2015

        I am glad to read this from you!

        You and me plus a few others–we need to stand firm against those stupid comments that is written here, tarnishing the reputation of our Dominica, her present Government and us personally.

        There are many who using more than one blog name to write their futile messages –making it seem like the majority has it–but that is not true; and it is disgusting of those who do it.

        I caught that same person whom you are speaking to, doing it. because he foolishly did it against my comment to him–God’s vengeance against him on my behalf.

        In the first comment with that fake name “dazed” the audience allowed him (80+) thumbs up–so he started to throw up with his own name–but as usual it doesn’t work for him–for only fools like himself accept his opinion

        I have never known such a disgusting individual like that one, and I don’t believe there is another, in this world

  12. Mahaut
    October 16, 2015

    I would like to know , why is it that the Gov\’t is allowing Tony to use DBS radio station to sprue his venom against any opposition party and yet no othe ropposition party can\’t even use DBS to pass vital information to we the people?
    These double standard must stop and Dominicans Tony is not the voice of the people! This huy is so dispeakable I can\’t even look at his pics.

    • 4-cars
      October 16, 2015

      Because it is a \”State Run\” Communistic Radio Station. Anytime it\’s state run it is communist in nature. The government will allow what the government will allow. Dominica is far gone, and it\’s not coming back.

  13. DOMINICANBORNNRAISED
    October 16, 2015

    HAHAHHAHA text images, text images voice notes non intimidated witnesses.. professional women coming from left right and center even in the diaspora.. we are not in 1984 TONY!!!!

  14. October 16, 2015

    How much longer can those people, those “sycophants” according to Pastor Rodney, continue to fund the legal expenses of the Opposition Leader? How much longer before they declare bankruptcy while waiting to collect on their investment? Forecasting is for weather men – it is a prediction, a future condition or occurrence, to calculate in advance. I guess they must be waiting for that one victory, that only one (probable) victory to vindicate the Opposition Leader out of his many failed legal depositions. Our three highest courts cannot be wrong, as an ole adage goes ” Fifty million French men cannot be wrong”.

    • Views Expressed
      October 16, 2015

      Are you A Patriotic Dominican.?
      Please read again and pray for Dominica

  15. The Real Facts
    October 15, 2015

    Referring to election, on Monday, Canadians will be voting for a Federal Government. I am looking forward to that. I hope my preferred candidate will win and be Prime Minister. I am not hiding that he is now the PM. :lol:. For the past four years I have listened to him and concluded he is a dignified man, a gentleman and a Christian. He has morals and principles. This and more I like about him. Not everyone likes him, obviously but this is politics. I hope the majority vote for him. From my point of view, they would be stupid not to vote for him. :)
    Election heat is on. The present PM\’s and other candidates, those who are vying for MP\’s are busy campaigning. Their helpers from the campaign offices are making phone calls, knocking on doors and sending out their brochures via mail and placing them at doors.
    Come Monday evening we will know which Party wins. It is already getting excited. I am certain, no one can wait for that time.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      October 16, 2015

      And when you favorite candidate wins, and you hear him thief some (ting,) I want to see if you go defend he as you defend Skerrit oui!

      There is one in North York she doh know how to vote eh, she doh going cause she doh know how to read de ballet, and she doh know hoe to find de poling station oui!

    • October 17, 2015

      @The Real Facts October 15, 2015

      It seem as if I am with you, on everything–only that you don’t want me to say I am not following with the Roman Catholic Church–but we are both Christians anyway.

      I am with our Canadian Prime Minister as well–it was through his reign that I receive a very prestigious hearing aid, which is called the Bionic Ear; even if I am natural death; my spirit is not and I can now hear as well any normal hearing person.

      And so I hope that Canadians put him back in Office again–the Liberal guy, Trudeau, is sounding awful to me, even if I used to like his father.

      • The Real Facts
        October 18, 2015

        Did you mean “natural deaf or naturally deaf?”
        About you going to another church, you do not have to mention it. I will simply state, God gave everyone a free mind. In addition, you are still a Catholic because the Priest baptized you in the Name of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. As God, we know He is faithful and true to His promise and will never rescind it. So this baptism is not taken away from you. because you decided to worship elsewhere. No one earth has the power to eliminate it or to add to it One day, God will graft those who are good of heart back to the one true fold which is his plan for everyone who accepts him.
        God gave each of us a different mind. My duty is to speak the truth and not compromise it.
        God wishes that we discuss and ask questions, the latter for the doubters but not to consistently argue about it.
        Sorry to hear of your ear problem. Did the doctor tell you what caused it?

      • The Real Facts
        October 18, 2015

        I was at a gathering today. Later on we discussed the election and Parties. Of course, everyone has a different opinion. I think there were only two of us who support PM Harper. I told them we have our opinion and we are free to agree or disagree. I also stated, if Harper is not elected, it will be because he has had three terms in office and some people say they want a change. Someone stated, people cannot just say they want a change without knowing what that change is. How true.
        The Caribbean Camera newspaper headline posted their support for Liberal. I heard on the News The Toronto Star, Globe and Mail and their likes support Liberal. The Media could be effective in convincing some people who do not have a mind of their own who to vote for. Not me.
        Likewise myself I do not support Trudeau. He plans to legislate marijuana. He will be raising taxes with the help of the Ontario Premier who is eager to see him elected so that she too will do likewise.

      • October 22, 2015

        Yes I meant naturally deaf, I make that mistake all the time–no matter how many times I proofread I still miss it.

        I was born with a middle ear diseases, which should have been looked after when I was a child–not only me of the family–they are younger, so they are not as bad as I am–hope they don’t get to that point, not in Dominica.

        To tell you the truth, I am not following with any Church right now–I am searching for Spiritually grounded people, whom I can worship God and fellowship with them–the Church which I was following is not one of them–My Church is my people in Dominica, I am going to go there–God’s Will be done!

  16. Bon Dieu
    October 15, 2015

    Only in Dominica…do poor people PAY TAXES to a man to carry out bogus lawsuits then turn around and beg other nations to help them close the gap in tax shortfalls.

    While VAT is used to pay Astaphan for each of these lawsuits, his family is too smart to pay VAT so that their money doesn’t go to waste.
    Astaphan can’t use his skills to figure out legal approaches to reduce the epidemic of child sexual abuse. He can’t use his skill to identify best practices to improve the health care system. He can’t do anything to help bring more funds to our struggling economy…but he can TAKE TAKE TAKE from the meagre treasury, all with Skerrit’s blessings.

    Erika has done nothing to Dominica compared to what will be left when Tony is finished. He will take his middle eastern tail to the high life in Miami while you black people will still be scratching your head wondering why we are still so…

    • FLY
      October 16, 2015

      Above Comment BON, do your self a favour get back under a ROCK where you belongs.

    • Wa Papa
      October 16, 2015

      Man you crazy or what? The man always winning. No money comes from our treasury to pay the man. Intact lennox now have to meet the man legal fees.

  17. truththe
    October 15, 2015

    My people when one says Government , the word stands for both ruling party and opposition in the house of assemble. Except if Dominica meaning for ” Government ” is different.

    • Ma Moses
      October 16, 2015

      Get your self sorted. Government consists of the party in power, with or without coalition partners, which is not the case in Dominica at present.
      Parliament consists of all members elected by their respective constituencies plus senators. In other words, members of Government are not necessarily the same as those of Parliament. They are two separate bodies.
      I would recommend you read the Constitution, it is as important as the Catechism if not more so.

    • FLY
      October 16, 2015

      Above Comment Truththe, you are a joker :lol: people like you should not VOTE the word Government means ruling party Linton and his Cormess is not in Government, I guess you only talking to WORKERS supporters when you say my people.

      • mujahardin
        October 17, 2015

        You are an insect for real. There are three branches of Government. (1) The Parliament which includes the Opposition. That’s where laws are made to GOVERN the state. (2) The Judiciary which is our court system which interpret laws passed in parliament. (3) The Executive is a group of elected officials responsible for the day to day running of the country according to the Constitution of the country and the dictates of the Parliament. When you understand the meaning of the word Govern, you will understand that according to our constitution the Opposition, any opposition is an integral part of our government structure. Ma moses you need to read over the constitution because I believe you read some other constitution, not that of Dominica. Don’t take my word for it, ask Tony Astaphan. Those are the things he must educate you about instead of making public mischief. Skerrit supporters are amazingly ignorant.

    • The Real Facts
      October 16, 2015

      I wonder where you got this from? What made you think of it or who told you that?
      I must inform you, you are wrong. Unless it is different in Dominica which I think it is not.
      The only Government is the elected ruling Party. It alone has right to the claim of Government and being called Government, as long as it is ruling, in power.
      The opposition is not considered government or the government and by no means in the true sense of the word.
      It is simply called, the opposition. Remember this Party had less votes and came second which is why it is called the opposition, not to be mistaken with the elected government.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      October 18, 2015

      Whosoever you are, you are the one Fly should tell to go back under some rock, because you do not know what you are talking about!
      In Dominica only Skerrit is the government, the rest of his cabinet has no say, they do as they are dictated to by Skerrit. The opposition in Parliament has no power excepts to object, and in rear cases accept Skerrit’s wish, when it is necessary!

      The opposition in Dominica has no say in Dominica’s budget, unlike the United States, in Congress the opposition has the right to present a budget, the same as the Republican regardless to whom is
      president, republican, or democrat. The most effective budget is accepted, and adhere to.

      No one side Republican or Democrat can decide on a matter, there must be a vote, in Dominica anything the ruling party decides is final! The opposition in Dominica are considered elected officials, they have no ministry, so how can they be part of the government.

  18. The Real Facts
    October 15, 2015

    I like that. Good for you Tony. Implement some discipline and good manners.
    Mention was not made of Lugay who threatened murder during the election campaign. Did you forget him? Later for him? :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Lugay is another one who should pay for his careless words and be punished. His words were unacceptable. It is amazing that the President of this Party and the Leader, you know whom did not ask him to step down.
    Someone mentioned in a civilized country . . . I state, in a so-called civilized country it would not be tolerated. He would be asked and even pressured to vacate his position. No election for him.
    These things must change in Dominica to restore it to a classy and dignified country. If only Dominica would be a good example, a model to other countries.
    Some of those politicians need to learn proper communication during an election campaign, anywhere for that matter. They represent the people and should conduct themselves accordingly.

    • The Real Facts
      October 15, 2015

      Please permit me to further state, Dominican-Canadians, perform your civic duty and do get out there to vote and vote for the right Party. :lol:
      We reside here. What happens to this country for at least the next four years, will affect us. It depends on our vote. Therefore, vote wisely. May we elect a suitable Prime Minister.
      God bless all! God bless Canada!
      No exception, God bless Dominica and nationals, our beautiful sweet country. We are residing in an adopted land but there really is no place like home. :lol: Thank God!

      • The Real Facts
        October 16, 2015

        :oops: This was meant for the one above.

    • Just Me
      October 16, 2015

      The same way lennox lawrence should pay for his own!!! sa kway sot!!!

      • The Real Facts
        October 16, 2015

        You are another one who has no respect. You also need to learn discipline, good manners and how to communicate amicably with others.
        Are you a so-called Christian? Every time you insult others, you lose some godly points, God\’s blessing and graces. Your bad words are written in the Book of Damnation. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

  19. Real
    October 15, 2015

    The notion that the Laborrats continuously pursue those who disagrees with them, is getting to be an obsession to win at any cost. Beyond doubt, this is infringing on the rights of the citizens of Dominica. Skerritt can get on the radio and say whatever he wants without any repercussion, but on the other hand targeting those who oppose them. The pillars of democracy seems to be crumbling underneath our moral foundation and the people’s right to free speech is being modified.

    • Wa Papa
      October 16, 2015

      Democracy is exactly what this is about. One should not be allowed to spread propaganda knowing what they are saying is false and unsubstantiated and get away with it. Democracy dictates that just as we want others to respect our rights so to must we respect others rights. In any democracy people should seek redress through the courts and not take things in their own hands.

  20. Looking in
    October 15, 2015

    Who d heck is Tony?
    Is people like you that’s causing all this tension in Dominica. Why don’t you just keep quiet and go lie down somewhere? The middle east sounds like a good place. Good riddance.

    • Wa Papa
      October 16, 2015

      I think he is a lawyer, and a very good one to. It isn’t about Tony but the rule of law.

    • The Real Facts
      October 16, 2015

      The same applies to you. Who d heck is you? :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:
      You are imagining things. I would love to inform you who are the people who are causing tension in Dominica. One of them is you. Note your very words. Now, where could we send you? :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

      • Francisco Telemaque
        October 18, 2015

        “The same applies to you. Who d heck is you?”

        Facts, you are so busy fighting and defending you have short changed yourself here!

        It should be: ” who the heck are you?”

        That make me remember a tenant who looked at a little girl , and asks her “who is you looking at.”

        The child responded “you do not even know how to speak English.”

      • Looking in
        October 18, 2015

        Sorry to disappoint you, but I do not live in Dominica. I can come and go as I please. I am not from the middle east.

        Why don’t you think for yourself and write a sensible comment? All you are worth is criticizing our comments because we are not as dumb as you are. Go get a life. Makak bwa.

  21. Tony
    October 15, 2015

    Hello and good evening my people. Well Mr Astaphan if one engage in sexual intercourse with a female who is under age then that person can be charge with Rape. That female cannot consent to engage in sexual intercourse because of her age and you should know that. If you don’t think so then you Can engage in sex with an underage female in Miami and see what will happen to you.
    Another thing Tony Astaphan why don’t you and your family go and create problems in Lebanon where you all came from.

    • Dominican
      October 16, 2015

      I read that five times and I am still trying to understand it

      • Tony
        October 16, 2015

        To Dominican.

        Hello and good morning my people. This Lawsuit is related to an allegation that was made against a member of the Prime Minister Party about two years ago. The allegation was that , that person engaged in sexual intercourse with a female that was Fifteen years old and the age to consent in Dominica is sixteen years. They further alleged that they didn’t arrest that person because the victim and her family was paid off and that perpetrator was a member of the PM party. I hope that give you a clearer view of what is happening.

    • Wa Papa
      October 16, 2015

      Well that is exactly why the court is there. I do hope that this allegation is true because if it isn’t then Tony will have a field day in court.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      October 16, 2015

      Tony, Anthony “Tony ” Astaphan is a Dominican born, that boy do not know anything about Lebanon, if Tony went to Lebanon in the Middle East; and conduct himself in the way he has done her, I doubt he would live to get out of Lebanon!

      He might be of Lebanese decent, however the majority of Lebanese decent in the Caribbean are from Suriname; located between Guyana, and French Guiana in South America; not too far from Venzuela!

    • The Real Facts
      October 16, 2015

      Need you be told that Tony and his family, (if you are referring to especially his immediate ones), are Dominican-born. Did you know them in Dominica? If you did, you would not have made such a discriminatory comment.
      As I have stated, these days everyone has a computer and they think they are more important than others and know it all more than others, also comparing themselves to others and that they are at par with them. When these were in Dominica, they did not have a voice but today they have a voice and they think they are within their rights to debase and insult others. Never see come see.

    • Emile Zapatos
      October 17, 2015

      Tony’s family is not from Lebanon. His father was born in Dominica and went to the SMA. Tony is a Dominican by birth.

  22. October 15, 2015

    preemptive strike my foot tony whom you really think that you can scare. one day people will pass and look at you and ask themselves is this not the man who use to be the great tony astaphan? you are trying your hardest best to vanquish truth, righteousness & light from the land but you won’t succeed. greater ones than you have tried o little man no one fear you. you are trying to break the spirit & will of the people but the people will prevail & you will fail we do not fear you the people backs are against the wall we are ready.!!!!

  23. forreal
    October 15, 2015

    I love dominicas way of socalled political persecution,take them to the courts :lol: and to think they called skerrit a dictator,but wait he is not sending secret service like babe doc’s touton macoup to kidnap and brutalize any one man!!! hahahaha what a socalled dictatator,dominicans give me break,you guys just spreading fear,where no fear is

    • forreal
      October 15, 2015

      and to put the iceing on the cake,dominicans are a people that just like to be in ting

      • Wa Papa
        October 16, 2015

        I agree with you. We calling people communist and dictator in a striving democracy. What a people??? Really just want to be in thing and not even what is good.

  24. Liberty
    October 15, 2015

    On whose authority has this statement been made??.?

  25. Sam
    October 15, 2015

    We Dominican so party politics we putting party before our wellbeing. Is Tony astaphans live in dominica? He only comes to dig up shit then run back to America

  26. Chief Jacco
    October 15, 2015

    “I not saying noh’ting” because this ruling is not for one to use against another. The victory is for all of us regardless of our party, race and religion. We all are empowered to justice, respect, love, and honour for our fellowmen and ourselves.

    • Wa Papa
      October 16, 2015

      Well it is actually for one to use against another. Where one has been accused maliciously and embarrassed by another, that person can use this as a stepping stone to advance their case. It however has no political boundary.

  27. Humpty Dumpty
    October 15, 2015

    Tony, you are tempting me to go and pray and fast, not for you to die, but to see your tongue pushed on a side to the point where you cannot open the mouth to promote the hate, political abuse, and division you have been promoting in Dominica. Not only that, but you tempting me to also pray that you will be fed on your bed by the daughters of the same black people you are trying to get rid of.

    I want you to know Tony, that matter ho matter how destruct tropical storm Erika was, you are seven times more destructive to our nation. You even causing me to dislike dominica

    • Wa Papa
      October 16, 2015

      Man if you go and pray and fast in that regard you may just drop dead instantly.

  28. Business Minded
    October 15, 2015

    The WASP (White Anglo Saxon Protestant) London-based Privy Council in now a defunct tribunal that outlived its purpose: Making decisions for Commonwealth peoples’ in lands far away from London. Now that Caribbean people at the head of the helm: well the US Supreme Court… eh….no jurisdiction, the ECJ (European Court of Justice)… emmm also no jurisdiction. However, the CCJ (Caribbean Court of Justice) understands Caribbean culture and politics. So lets go Tony, file away.

    • Dominican
      October 16, 2015

      Rerally? Lennox didn’t think so when he was singing their praises before the ruling?

      • Emile Zapatos
        October 17, 2015

        They were all trying to degrade the CCJ in favour of the Privy Council. Now those people are always blue vex when they lose. They sure are ramping up a record of losers.

      • mujahardin
        October 17, 2015

        You seem to be one of the few people who can show us where the 130 million dollars of our passport money went in the Layou river hotel fiasco. I guess that doesn’t matter to you because you love your PM.

  29. October 15, 2015

    If Tony lives in Florida ,why doesn’t he practice law over there? Is he not qualified to be a lawyer in USA?

    • Dominican
      October 16, 2015

      who are you to decide where someone work? Mind your own business unless you or your family only work where you are from

      • Emile Zapatos
        October 17, 2015

        They talk of democracy but only learn La Lie (L L )style They think that only they have freedom of speech and freedom of movement. La Lie is surely taking him for a ride. Just look at his performance in the house. La Lie think he knows everything without reading and study. He did not think it important to educate himself on the procedures. Now in his propaganda attitude he is saying that he is treated with bias. The only bias is his lack of respect, even self respect.

    • indira Ghandi
      October 18, 2015

      Do you think the people in Florida are dumb?

  30. onestop
    October 15, 2015

    Tony you could never behave that way in our country . so get a grip on yourself , you trying to make peeps scared but wheel and come back again

    • indira Ghandi
      October 18, 2015

      Only Dominica Tony can do that.
      Why dont you try going to Jamaica?

  31. who leak info?
    October 15, 2015

    Skerritt submitted his declaration of his assets to the IPO. The IPO requested an interview with Skerritt, in order to verify what he declared. Something wasn’t meshing. My people, you know Skerritt’s lawyers filed for judicial review, to block, prevent the IPO from asking the ‘Supremo’any questions?

    Remember the burning questions regarding quick enrichment by a few, while in public office. Salary just couldn’t support such life-styles. No answers up to today.

    Since 2013, the IPO cannot interview Skerritt on his declaration to satisfy themselves, if what declared is alright. What is the fear?

    The Court granted Skerritt and his lawyers judicial review. The IPO blocked/ toothless, although the IPO has the constitutional right to seek clarification, the truth about any declaration of assets.

    It is unlawful to disclose any information given to the IPO.

    Who leaked out Skerritt’s info to the IPO? Who made up a story to have Linton arrested? Who…

    • plain to see
      October 16, 2015

      The police saw it fit to go to Linton’s home, questioned him about the leaking of Skerritt’s declaration of his assets. If Linton was found wanting, surely, he would be arrested, hauled before the courts, found guilty of that unlawful offence and maybe jailed.

      Linton, with his investigative skills, broke the news that it was Tony Astaphan who leaked his friend’s,Skerritt info, that was supposed to be secret with the IPO. Blatantly, boldly, disregarding the Laws regarding such irresponsible and mischievous act.

      Dominicans, no police has visited, questioned that man, who unlawfully disclosed, leaked the info from the IPO. Up to now, that man has not refuted the statement, that it was he who leaked the info. But police ‘fraid him!!!!!!!

      Even the IPO cannot take any action against he who leaked the info submitted to it. Although a serious illegal act was committed against that same IPO.

      Wickedness? Injustice? Dictatorship? Plain to see.

  32. Tjebe fort
    October 15, 2015

    If I tell Roosevelt Skerrit to get stuffed will that be actionable in court mr. Astaphan?

  33. Fedup #1
    October 15, 2015

    I notice that anytime a big story hits the airwaves that negatively impacts the PM, Tony comes out to divert attention. Stop it. Tony, please focus your energy on taking DA out of this deep dark hole that it is in instead.

  34. no name no warrant
    October 15, 2015

    Yes DNO you will remove my post but Tony will good for you all kind. I said Q95 , kiari and DNO have taken journalism to the gutter and the majority of Dominica knows that . you can remove that one too since now you are included . And you want to talk about FREEDOM of speech.

    • Emile Zapatos
      October 17, 2015

      DNO does not know the meaning of the freedom of speech or curruption. They only know gutter journalism. The writing is already on the wall………..Media houses will be sued for publication. Remember apology and truth in themselves are not defense. Remember when Vic Riviere sued the Chronicle and its editor.
      DNO can delete my posting because they have the power which is corrupting them.

  35. Caretaker
    October 15, 2015

    It is not what you say but,is the way you say it! Tony have mercy. The people who are suppose to be running the country smoothly are out to depose one another and, the people also urging them on. The crowd was shouting to Pilate crucify him, “meaning Jesus” and you all are doing the same here and, when it suits every body quote the Bible. You all are just as bad as Tony and Linton. Get the two hollows heads to apologise,we will finish them off in the ballot box Bravo

  36. Mediator
    October 15, 2015

    No more freedom of speech

  37. Youth
    October 15, 2015

    For sometime now every time Tony Astaphan tries to denigrate one of us.I contribute financially to a brother or sisters project.From now on i will include the UWP in the loop.Action speaks louder that words.
    we wasting too much words on Tony.

  38. Stanley
    October 15, 2015

    Mr. Astaphan two things you need to know:

    1); Massa day is done–well Roosevelt Skerrit did not get that memo

    2). Argue with one fool then it becomes two fools.

    Have a nice day.

    Stay strong brothers- Dominica belongs to us.

  39. Francisco Telemaque
    October 15, 2015

    Tony, with all due respect, people need to know when to take a break from creating problems for other people!

    Dominica is too small a country for us to have these continuous never ending controversies! What will it profit you to ruin the life of Lennox, and Fontaine: Are you doing this simple to make a point or breath fear into the people of Dominica?

    Vengeance is mine said the Lord; the pit we dig for others, we are likely to fall into that same pit: You need to be very careful how you treat other people: when we act and treat others maliciously, our doings usually returns to haunt us; no man is invincible okay!

    • FLY
      October 16, 2015

      Francisco, Tony the LION have all dogs barking ,ha ha good on you Tony boy .

      • Francisco Telemaque
        October 16, 2015

        What can I say Madam/ Sir Fly or do except:

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahaha!

        How amusing!

    • Wa Papa
      October 16, 2015

      The court should decide on matters in which people seek redress. This is good for the country. It goes for both sides and it was time for people to be taken to task for making unsubstantiated statements knowing that they may be false. This may change our way of doing things and keep us focus on the real issues such as poverty, employment, agriculture, the economy and our policies that will take DA forward.

    • The Real Facts
      October 17, 2015

      You are the biggest troublemaker on DNO. Your very words depict it. We do not have to make this any more explicit.

    • October 19, 2015

      “Vengeance is mine said the Lord; the pit we dig for others, we are likely to fall into that same pit:”

      Telemaque you are such a stranger to the human species, you do not even know you are using their own understanding to speak against yourself.

      That quote above is truly in the Bible–Deuteronomy 32: 35; and Romans 2: 9. But you read it from me to you, just a few days ago–I am glad to know that you accepted it, even to speak to Tony, while you said to me that it was hypocrisy–so who is the true hypocrite here? How often do you simply criticize a truth from me, because it is too strong for you to accept it?

      You now sound like be like the dead man Lazarus–in his cell of torment to Abraham who is at peace–, you are writing to Tony from the pit you fell into, which you dug for me–but that is not going to happen to Tony. For he is guided throughout his work–that is the reason for his success, just acknowledge it!

  40. island girl
    October 15, 2015

    Peace perfect Peace for Dominica! I wonder when all this back
    and forth will end ,There is so much hate and discernment for each other
    and it all centered around politics and as a result the country is suffering
    There is so much to be done we have a broken health care system ..The
    health care system need much improvement,, The Hospital beds are so outdated
    Can we all take a CHILL PILL and try to lets make Dominica a better place Can we please get along

  41. October 15, 2015

    Tony Astaphan is on a revenge campaign against Linton and Thompson, for what reason only tony knows, and also everyone who is not a supporter of skerrit. Tony our destiny in life is in the hands of one person not you nor Skerrit, you Tony will surely meet your destiny, your end one of these days, Dominican are putting up with too much of your mentality. You and Skerrit are doing everything to silence Dominican, Skerrit is following the footsteps of his dictatorsand I on the move to put Linton and Thompson in jail as his comrade is
    doing in Venezuela

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      October 15, 2015

      Julies all you destiny is in the hand of one person( I presume is LENNOX} not in the hand of Skerrit or Tony, good for you. So you figure Tony is on a revenge campaign against Thompson and Lennox but you don’t see Thompson and Lennox on a revenge campaign against the PM, Skerrit for what reason they, you and the rest of the supporters of UWP know. Well what’s good for the goose is also good for the gander.

      • Views Expressed
        October 16, 2015

        Skerrits is accountability to us Dominicans…it is our money and those bogus questionable associations we are concerned about. Tony etc are distractors

        Get Tony etc to tell us who and how the bin bobol fiasco came about

      • Emile Zapatos
        October 17, 2015

        @ Kid ……….They can dish it out but cannot take blows. They are just beginning to feel the “Do them back” we will not demonstrate or boycott, we will just go to the courts and do it legally, then go to the bank. DNO can delete our postings but our lawyers will be their worst nightmare. We have run out of cheeks to turn, now ITS HARMMER TIME

    • patat
      October 15, 2015

      lol you crying now.

    • The Real Facts
      October 15, 2015

      What a heading of this article, by DNO I suppose.
      Tony is not wrong. He is performing his job. I as well as others who read articles on this Website and comment have observed what many of you have stated. I did state you should not be making such comments. It was a warning.
      People must be careful what they say. You cannot go about tarnishing the name of the PM. A lot of this have been done. Some mouths have been free likewise the fingers on the keyboard.
      You do not place yourself in the PM\’s situation. You should. If you know what you know, there is a place to address it; not through the Media. You may assume it is true. Nevertheless you stand to be sued and must be able to prove it. This is the way the Law operates; no getting away from it.
      Even though you support Linton, face the facts and be fair. Linton called all the ministers rapists and said that the PM harbors rapists. This is damaging. He will have to bear consequences.

      • The Real Facts
        October 15, 2015

        the consequences.

    • UDOHREADYET
      October 16, 2015

      Isn’t the reason clear enough, the man made false statements publicly against people holding political office… it a clear defamation of character. you are accusing men in leadership positions with wives and children of crimes they did not commit nor can you prove… its obvious you;re trying to destroy the person with lies so you must go to court and sleep in the bed you make.
      Dominicans have a habit of just saying whatever they think against whomever they like true or not just o make themselves or other feel better… well its time to pay the piper for your actions. just like Lugay publicly speaking about murdering people… you cannot do or say those things, especially in the public eye.

  42. GMVL
    October 15, 2015

    I was made to believe casting aspersions on people’s characters and completely without basis was the order of the day in Dominica – it was such a popular thing to do and by those who clearly know better…! Rights haven’t always mattered, much less for the wrongs. But the world is round and we will all one day fall off.

    • The Real Facts
      October 15, 2015

      I lived in Dominica and whatever I have heard and know to this day, at no time would I make such a statement in public which would incriminate the people. I am proud to state my parents nurtured me accordingly, always be kind, etc.
      Some people do not care what they say. Their aim is to hurt others. They scandalize their names. There are some things that are better left unsaid and/or should be stated in the right place.
      Take for instance on this Website. If those who comment do not support Linton, his supporters use derogatory language to them. Some make all sorts of unbecoming comments and as if they know where the person resides which they do not. They think it is acceptable. Many times I state that DNO should prohibit such comments. You can review previous articles.
      From now on, election time or not let everyone watch their words/language and hold their tongues. Those who are ladies and gentlemen, decent people of class and dignity will act accordingly.

    • DOMINICANBORNNRAISED
      October 16, 2015

      casting aspersions eh.. bwavo coco

  43. mark
    October 15, 2015

    If what you say is true, forget Tony you will win. are you not telling the truth?

  44. mark
    October 15, 2015

    They push you to it TONY ‘ sue me nah’ WAS THE CRY, take them to the cleaners.

    • October 15, 2015

      He will take them to. The cleaners, but whenthe Almighty ready for Tony sorry ass, he Tony will not be able to take all that he get from the cleaners with him, for its not what he takes when he leaves this world behind him, is what he live behind him when he’s gone, which is a legacy of hate, racism, division, bullying, verbal diarrhea etc. To you one of these days we all have to face the death cleaners and more , idiots like you will always stay blind, dumb and clueless with what’s taking place around you, rejoice, rejoice for Tony will have his day too, only in Dominica hou people will continue codoning Tony’s behavior against Dominican people, in any other civilized nation, Tony would not be doing these things, Tony to you and Skerrit keep on flying for the kite will sur ran out of thread, for the longest hope do have an end, for one day that mouth of your, you will try to open it but it will not be able to open for you to utter all your trash

      • Dominican
        October 16, 2015

        Worry about your fate with the almighty and let tony worry about his

      • The Real Facts
        October 17, 2015

        Leave the Almighty out of this. He knows, sees and hears everything which is stated according to the minds especially on this Website. It is not hidden from him. God rewards the good and punishes the wicked.
        Tony has a right to his statements. I feel the same way and endorse what he stated.
        People must be careful what they state lest they are sued. They cannot go about accusing and judging others. Address their concerns in the proper places; not in the public arena.

    • Laughter the best Medicine
      October 16, 2015

      The cleaners in DA are Chinese. lol

  45. truth
    October 15, 2015

    Ah,,, AStApHaN see an opportunity to make money

  46. Titiwi
    October 15, 2015

    Bring it on mr. Astaphan, I am looking forward with great anticipation to the the mighty fireworks of the little SC. And whilst you are at it, wise Counsel, can you also unlock the hold on the pending accusations against Mr. Isidore by his erstwhile partner Mr. Emanuel. Let’s see how big your balls really are, learned wizard. It will be great entertainment if nothing else.

  47. Neutral
    October 15, 2015

    TONY you have made your point. THNAK YOU!!!!! LENNOX LINTION will finally pay the price for his mouth. Lets now concentrate one taking care of the HOSPITAL. I too lost my dad to the negligence of the DR,s and NURSES, at the PMH. The health care should now be given PRORITY. Lets start to put a proper health care in place. Where pregnant women could go had have there babies born alive instead of being born DEAD, where elderly persons are given there medication as prescribed and not preventing them from taking it, where nurses can monitor patients 24 hrs, where there are more doctors on call and not only one , where inexperience doctors are not capable of handle patients the right way, where the young nurses act like they are doing you a favor when they are paid to do the job and the list can go on and on. TONY ASTAPHANS PLEASE PLEASE help us there, we have seen how dynamic you are in bringing justice to Dominicains, help us bring justice to our healthcare system.

    • sandra
      October 15, 2015

      Well said “neutral”.. Tony the people are asking for your help concerning a poorly run hospital. Leave Mr. Linton alone. You and this Government think you all are untouchable but every rope has an end to it.

      • indira Ghandi
        October 18, 2015

        Has Tony donated anything for relief in Dominica? Has he given anything to any of the victims?
        Does this man Tony have any fear of God in him?

    • vera
      October 15, 2015

      Neutral, I hear you. Tony, if you suddenly were taken ill and were rushed to the PMH hospital I would hope you would live!! A 26 pregnant young lady has just died at the PMH hospital this is totally tragic! I think two weeks ago a very talented 30 year old young man died of appendicitis! This is unacceptable! I was taken ill this week! I telephoned my doctor! He advised me to go to the PMH casualty department!!!! I asked him if he was joking did he want me to die! My doctor was silent for about a minute and said NO DO NOT GO TO CASUALTY!!! If you are any worse I will visit you!! Now the doctors are frightened to send patients to the hospital!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen:

  48. Pappy Show Lennox
    October 15, 2015

    The Judge: “His – Lennox Linton demeanour in the witness box was more consistent with personal animosity towards the claimant rather than an unbiased search for truth. The overall tone of the offending publications also reeked of rancour rather than even handed reporting ….. the defendants, especially the first defendant (LL), remain unapologetic. He continues to insist that his statements were based on facts, revealed by his very ‘thorough’ investigation, although at the trial no evidence was led to establish the truth of those statements.”

    Now Playing at Carib Cinema – Pappy Show Lennox! Starring Lennox Linton as himself.

  49. Obsession
    October 15, 2015

    Toney, I agree with you whole heartily with the words of Linton, Fountain, and Baptiste. The words were also echoed overseas in particular St. Croix where they were booed and disrupted. There is another side of the coin work out an amicable and peaceful solution. Let them admit their guilt and their indiscretions, but stop the persecution. Give them a chance to admit to their guilt and move the island forward.

  50. October 15, 2015

    Good Lord! We need peace and unity in our Dominica; but these kinds of news from day to day, are sounding as if we are years and years away from that peace which we need–this is so unhealthy for the generation coming after us; what will our adults of tomorrow be like?

    Those who know that they are at fault should stand up and men and women to acknowledge their flaws–that is what the majority of mankind will not do, but that is not good.

    I wonder why is it that “sorry” seem to be the hardest word to come out from man’s mouth, but it is so easy to speak those words of insult, rudeness, and profanity–Lord have mercy on us, because of Your Love!

    • Francisco Telemaque
      October 15, 2015

      I give you thumb up on that one number 2 is mine, I am glad you see it that way! Dominica will never be a better place, nor a peaceful place until some of these nonsense comes to an end! Politicians do say nasty things about other politicians the world over. In the Oriental system (Hong Kong) to be precise, I have seen fists fights in their parliament.

      When it is over those who got their blood spilt simply cleans it off, and I mean actual blood, they do not run in court and sue, what is going on in Dominica is pure evil!

      In Dominica people like to hurt people in order keep them physical and mental pain; how can any human with a soul and sprit be so determine to keep a country so divided! Elizabeth I could be in Dominica this day running my own Electronic company providing jobs for people, but I will die before that happen, I am never going to Dominica again as long as Skerrit and his labor party government rules Dominica!

      • The Real Facts
        October 17, 2015

        What did you state about hurting others? You always hurt people by calling them insulting names on this Website.

      • October 17, 2015

        If you had stop at the first paragraph, I wouldn’t mind it–or else you could have kept your thumbs up–I don’t care about that.

        I am not pointing finger at no one, in particular, but I am human also; I can doubt, but not hold it forever, and to become the dark person whom you are. My doubts of darkness can easily turn into Light–God’s Will be done.

        I wish you did not mention my name in that last paragraph of yours–I am not on your side with that sort of thinking; pointing finger at people is not my game, without knowing why I am doing so, is not my game. I still do not appreciate you using my comments to speak your things of darkness–that is not what I did in my comment above; I simply spoke the truth as I saw it to be

        Understand that your faults with people is not mine as well–and do not expect me to take your side against my own sentiment–that cannot be. I have no faults with PM Skerrit and his men and women of Government–just respect my opinion

    • Francisco Telemaque
      October 16, 2015

      You see how many thumbs up you got on this one?

      Want to know why?

      Okay, that is because you wrote something sensible this time, and did not kiss up to Skerrit!

  51. dan
    October 15, 2015

    but wait a min…what i’m gathering Dominica lost, as where is the investment lennox did the right think as a heads up citizen in the modern and educated world would do?

    getting to the root of corruption is what the world is looking at FIFIA UN etc
    so what’s Tony’s issue…Dominica is always at the low end of the stick because they are foolish at all levels..

    Dominicans will continue to beg and remain poor, die due to poor health care due to them living in FOOLISH PARADISE….haha do investors come to a foolish place like Dominica to invest it’s———–NO NO NO!!

    • The Real Facts
      October 15, 2015

      Are you not aware there is a time and place for everything? You do not make such statements in public. It was as if he was present and heard it. What he heard was hearsay which is not acceptable in Court.
      The bottom line is watch what you say. This was no way to win an election, going about making such statements. They were irrelevant to the campaign. Linton willfully said it, thinking that the general population would fall for it and elect him as PM. Let every man, woman and child know and learn it.

  52. Rocky Hills
    October 15, 2015

    Dominicans are so damm foolish it’s amazing…

    the facts are did Dominica benefit from the Layou river hotel….
    how many sustainable jobs came from the hotel, where are the monies…
    who won? i think the island lost badly, but those foolish people in dominica are so dumb to see the bigger picture…

    dominica is island growing and breathing fools….

  53. alroy
    October 15, 2015

    Yes Tony it’s the land of fools they care less about issues in Dominica..

    In any other place where folks are civilized you wouldn’t have that power to direct the foolish society..

    Dominica and Dominicans are sick and highly foolish…

    • mark
      October 15, 2015

      we are not if you are

    • The Real Facts
      October 15, 2015

      Some Dominicans are too free with their mouths. They may think they can impress people with their indifferent words; not all are impressed.
      There is a Law in the so-called civilized place(s) that such words would not be acceptable. Those who make them are liable to be sued. Some of them make comments about others without knowing them or have never seen them. They go so far as to judge them. Who would tolerate such comments about them?
      When Linton said it, he could have been asked to resign from his post and not campaign for election. I think there is a certain degree of slackness in Dominica.
      Tony is Senior Counsel and has now put a stop to it. Thank him for that. Otherwise, next it may be you or someone whom you know.

  54. Helen Valentine
    October 15, 2015

    Why dat doh hush his cuff mouth? anybody voted for little bopip. you mout was shut, all of a sudden your cuff mout open again, stay florida where you are a nobody….. leave Dominicans run their country, woyy oh?

  55. Joseph
    October 15, 2015

    Go get them Tony.its time this reckless behaviour be dealt with. People who seek to lead others should be careful as to what comes out of their mouths.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      October 15, 2015

      Retribution is the dispensing, or receiving of a reward or punishment, either while someone is alive or in the hereafter, it is something given in recompense either for the evil we do to others, while we were yet alive. Sometime when we the old suffering, with no one to help them it is not even good to have pity on such people.

      Because of the evil they have done on earth they might be paying for it whiles they are alive! Here we have an attorney, stating publicly about striking preemptively: Those of us educated enough to know the definition of the word, simply means strike first.

      That is warfare tactics, used in war! The army which strikes first usually get the advantage over the enemy. Are the politicians at war in Dominica? If Tony was practicing law in any state in America and conducted himself in that way using such callous language he would be disbarred!

      In the first place his cases would be considered frivolous, and would not see the light of day in a court of law…

    • The Real Facts
      October 15, 2015

      Their ways, talk and lifestyle should be impeccable.

      • Francisco Telemaque
        October 16, 2015

        Lady Facts, I do not know where you are going with this: nevertheless, I need to inform you that there isn’t a single human alive that is impeccable!

        If you can find one it might be the god and dictator Roosevelt Skerrit!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahhahah!

        You said you are a good Roman Catholic Christian; if you are correct, if you read your Roman Catholic Bible, in that Bible it is written, “all men are born in sin.” We are born with a sinful nature. Facts there are things you have done in your life that you do not want anybody to know about it. I have done things in my life that I ask God to forgive me for; things I did so long ago when I was a kid.

        I mean simple things which I thought was insignificant, but the longer I live it is the more uncomfortable I feel about it. Every man woman alive do have skeletons under their bed, and anyone who deny’s that is a hypocrite, and a confounded liar!

      • The Real Facts
        October 17, 2015

        Telemaque, do not misinterpret the Bible. Anyway, what do you know about it? How well do you practice what is contained in it?
        Some people do strive to be impeccable and some do not. The latter is portrayed in their mannerisms, words and actions.
        Go to the Holy Bible and read what Our Lord Jesus Christ said: \”Be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect.\”
        Only perfect souls will enter Heaven. Earth is a preparation for that. Therefore, see that you perfect yourself also in speech when you communicate on this Website. God is watching you from above and taking notes.

  56. October 15, 2015

    Finally, here comes the anticipated fallout as a result of the Privy Council’s recent decision in the Pinard-Byrne vs. Lennox “The Novice” Linton matter. It is now advisable for the Uneducated Wicked People and their brain-dead supporters to begin collecting all the money they can in preparation of the coming storm of litigation that is about to hit them and their already empty pockets. Our team of highly skilled and experienced Labourite Attorneys are about to hit the Uneducated Wicked People a blow that will crush them as a viable political party here in Dominica. A political party more absorbed with raising funds to pay legal fees and penalties for the reckless mouths of their members cannot be effective in winning elections EVER. The Privy Council’s decision has effectively dessimated and dismantled the Uneducated Wicked People as the floodgates are now open for some serious pocket draining lawsuits. Senior Counsel, the wise and capable, Anthony Astaphan, has them…

    • islander
      October 15, 2015

      Straight trash…

    • mejustwatching
      October 15, 2015

      OK Laboroflove, The world has seen much more than that !!!!!!

    • truth
      October 15, 2015

      you are right, laBour Love, Not Dominica LOVE,FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
      You love a party more than your country,

    • The Real Facts
      October 15, 2015

      Labour of Love makes me laugh. :lol: :lol: :lol: Excellent comment.
      The supporters do not like what you stated. Do not mind them. They do the same to others as I. Some people do not like to know the truth. They deny it anyway. Keep on doing so. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  57. who you know
    October 15, 2015

    Some one will shut you up of those days

  58. Erasmus B. Black
    October 15, 2015

    The tall, dark and handsome man who played the role of Dr Huxtable on TV for many years had a reputation as a caring and upstanding family man. That’s why accusations of rape, sexual assault and his boorish behavior towards women seemed far fetched and unbelievable. There had been allegations for years but the man was powerful, rich and important and could afford the best lawyers that money could buy; lawyers who would not hesitate to use preemptive strikes against women and those who dared to speak up for them to intimidate them to remain silent. Then nature intervened and people started listening as woman after woman after woman started coming forward. I wish I could high-five most of those women who’ve come forward so far. But the morale of this précis is that there is a God and he lives above the skies. Remember ” he doh like ugly.”

    • mejustwatching
      October 15, 2015

      Rightly & Correctly Written. To the Point.

    • The Real Facts
      October 15, 2015

      This God knows the difference of right from wrong and who is right or wrong. He is not biased. He knows the good people and the bad people. God knows if they put on act or not. Let none put themselves higher than Tony and think he is wrong.
      It appears some of you think that Tony is wrong and others think that he is correct. Tony is correct and has a right to say as he did. It was time for a change in Dominica from the insults and damaging of character even on this Website.
      Dominica will be a better place for it. There is no doubt the good Dominicans wherever they reside, who are especially discreet, love privacy and peace welcome it. Even from afar I do.

  59. DIABLOMEM
    October 15, 2015

    Do what the law permits to the fullest extent of its latitude1!

  60. UsualSuspects
    October 15, 2015

    see this country will never go forward,,,,this man hates progress..

    • The Real Facts
      October 15, 2015

      You have it all wrong. You are the one who hates progress.
      Some law and order was required and among those people who blab their mouths indiscriminately against others. It will benefit you sometime.

  61. KID ON THE BLOCK
    October 15, 2015

    Nail them down Tony, these guys must learn that FREEDOM is not always FREE and they must learn to respect people. There is another one on q95 hosting an early morning show(RISE AND SHINE what’s on your mind)keep a good check on him because he thinks he is untouchable and talks of he always have proof about what he says. Hope when he is caught he will have proper evidence to prove his case.

    • The Real Facts
      October 15, 2015

      Proof or not he must be careful what he says.
      There is a US man, a so-called comedian who has a fowl mouth in the most disgusting manner. He was given a radio license and was able to operate in Canada. As soon as he commenced, a newspaper enterprise, an advertiser for his show pulled out their AD. It was not long after that he lost his radio license. I never listened to his crap which was unworthy to listen to. Many people complained about him. He must have lost listeners.
      I personally cannot stand it people bashing others consistently and utilizing bad language. It isn\’t funny. It is uninspiring. After a while it becomes boring just as the same to read.
      They who operate radio stations must be careful what they state.

  62. Annoymous Reader
    October 15, 2015

    Tony stop belching bubbles.

  63. Cyrique
    October 15, 2015

    See? I kept saying that Linton should stop allowing his mouth to get his behind in trouble but he won’t listen. Look at what happened!!

  64. Anansi
    October 15, 2015

    Man, that sounds like military strategy, like something deployed in the Syria/Iraq war theatre. Is Tony bringing the middle east combative mindset into Dominican politics (tongue in cheek)?

    • Shaka zulu
      October 15, 2015

      He has already done so.

    • The Real Facts
      October 15, 2015

      Were you never disciplined and with what you say? This is why you do not appreciate what Tony stated. You lack discipline.

      • Francisco Telemaque
        October 16, 2015

        Facts, if anybody should be disciplined is Tony, if Dominica had an effective Bar Association, Tony would either be suspended from practicing for a few years for making that comment or be disbarred for life, what are you talking about.

        I respect Tony for obvious reason; however, in this situation he is wrong like sin!

      • The Real Facts
        October 17, 2015

        You, too, Telemaque, you are wrong like sin. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

      • Emile Zapatos
        October 18, 2015

        Francisco you are right he should be punished. Tony was wrong for warning prospective opponents. What kind of antagonists warns his opponents. Where is the element of surprise that would catch his opponents unprepared. If he was my lawyer I would fire him for telling the guys who beat me up with verbal abuse of my intentions. Is that going to be the legal norm.

  65. grell
    October 15, 2015

    Tony your becoming so boring now,this is why God is hitting Dominica so hard right now.So sad that our PM stands with you on all this. Dominica is doomed and soon Tony you will be a man of the past.Wasting the citizens time and money,time will tell Tony,your afraid of Fontaine AND Lennox,they will have their day Tony.OUR DEMISE IS NEAR.TAKE ME TO COURT TONY.

    • Liberty
      October 15, 2015

      Tony is well provided for in his Florida mansion.

      • Emile Zapatos
        October 18, 2015

        Here goes the poisoning head of envy again. No one is preventing you to have mansions anywhere you want except you who “mal twavie.” Don’t blame Tony for your failure in life.

    • The Real Facts
      October 15, 2015

      Do you not think that you are one of the causes why God is hitting Dominica? You exclude yourself? Do not be presumptuous. God knows better about you.

    • Emile Zapatos
      October 18, 2015

      There goes poison water grell spreading hatred in the name of God. I am sure before you dropped out of high school you were taught Good is love. So what has Tony done to deserve so much hatred. He represented his client successfully. That is what efficient lawyers do. He then put out a warning to all those disrespectful people just like the song say “take warning” But the boom boom flies of La Lie (L L ) just cannot accept defeat. you all are full blue vex faces with anger and green eye with envy. Tony has nothing to be afraid of, he is just doing his job, and taking his reputation to a higher level. He is becoming a legal hero in the Caribbean, now in Europe. He now can practice in any part of the British Commonwealth. Enough of Tony, what about you, I mean besides being a water poisoning boom boom fly of La Lie (L L)

      • Francisco Telemaque
        October 19, 2015

        Emil, I could not respond in the sequence in which you wrote: I wrote the way Tony intends to strike preemptively. The only way he can accomplish that is to implement some illegal tactics!

        He can use the illegal tactics know as entrapment!

        To entrap someone is to lure them into a compromising statement, or act, we can broaden the scope by using the word entrapment which is the action of luring an individual, or individuals into committing a crime in order to prosecute them. In America that is unethical, and illegal, any lawyer who would try that here would be disbarred! People’s reputation usually precedes them, I hope Tony has no intentions of practicing law in any of the United States.

        All a victim of such would have to do is go to court and plea entrapment, and if found to be so the judge would sent the lawyer to jail instantly!

  66. Righteous
    October 15, 2015

    “There can be no honor in a government that harbors rapist ministers and upholds extortion of sexual services from young people seeking the facilitation of ministers to get personal development assistance from the public purse,” he had said.

    This is a broad statement that can include anyone running for political office and not an accusatory statement of any particular person or minister. That would be a baseless, waste of time case to bring before any judge. I hope that the senior counsel will not waste the court’s time with this matter.

    Enough Papa, Enough. Let us Rebuild Dominica Together. #RDT

    OLD!!!

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      October 15, 2015

      Righteous, we go see if the matter is baseless in the court. Be in mind at the time he said that which Government was in power and the ministers involve. Wasn’t he referring to that particular Government and ministers? You ALL UWPITES are notable to be JUDGE and JURY.

    • The Real Facts
      October 15, 2015

      You would like to believe that? Since you pretend to be ignorant, ask Linton why he stated that and who it was directed at.

  67. Shaka zulu
    October 15, 2015

    There is political warfare brewing in this place and the next time Roseau river overflow it will not be brown. Those who fan the flames of discord and animosity will pay darely. Mr Astaphans enough of your freaking nonsense. Dominicans playing Russian Roulette at princess Margaret hospital. I lost my dad there while Cuban doctors and locals doctors fighting over treatment. Mean time, Charles saverin, Julius Timothy, Reginald Austrie, and the PM can fly oversee to get treatment. We are left for dead. You need to cease your BS. Stop using this to enrich yourself because we all know you are not doing this for free. I am getting sick and tired of this constant BS.

  68. Sahara
    October 15, 2015

    Sue them!! Let them pay for their tongue. Continue to make an example of them. Come next election they will be no more.

    • jamesd
      October 15, 2015

      And then when all the voices of opposition have been quelled it will be people like you first to start to cry when the self-imposed dictatorship starts to flaunt it’s dominance.

    • The Real Facts
      October 15, 2015

      They will stick to the issue of election, what was done for the people, what they plan to do and can do for them. This is what election campaigns are all about. No personal bashing except for the type of performance. Some Dominicans need to learn and practice that.
      It would be a treat to participate in the campaign gatherings. It is something to look forward to.
      Let all politicians pay heed, beginning with Linton. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • indira Ghandi
      October 18, 2015

      I statement says how smart you are. Sue them and take all the money and let me go to the red clinic so i can buy a dry bread for my children . Dah

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