Privy Council orders Linton to pay Pinard-Byrne £20, 000

Linton has 21 days to pay the sum
Linton has 21 days to pay the sum

The London-based Privy Council has ordered Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton to pay chartered accountant Kieron Pinard-Byrne £20, 000 in court costs stemming from a defamation case.

The judgment was delivered on January 29 and Linton has 21 days from the date of the order to pay the sum.

According to the order, Linton must pay Pinard-Byrne the “costs before the Judicial Committee, the amount of those costs to be assessed on the standard basis if not agreed between the parties.”

Additionally, the “Respondent pay the Appellant’s costs in Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Commonwealth of Dominica), the amount of those costs to be assessed on the standard basis if not agreed between the parties.”

Recently Linton was ordered to pay Pinard-Byrne $79,324.86 in the same matter by the High Court in Dominica.

The matter centers around the Layou River Economic Citizenship Program and the Layou River Hotel project and goes back to 2002 when Pinard-Byrne sued Linton because of an article published on the program on a website and statements made about the same program on a radio show, on which Linton was a guest.

Kieron Pinard-Byrne said he was defamed by Linton. Photo: the Sun Newspaper
Kieron Pinard-Byrne said he was defamed by Linton. Photo: the Sun Newspaper

According to Pinard-Byrne, he was libeled by Linton.

In March 2011 the High Court in Dominica ruled in favor of Pinard-Byrne.

The matter was taken to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) in March 2013 and the High Court’s decision was reversed with a ruling in Linton’s favor.

The ECSC, in its ruling, said its decision was based on ‘qualified privilege.’

Qualified privilege gives the press some level of immunity from defamation charges for statements made in good faith, unless it can be proven it was done with malice.

Immediately after the ruling, Pinard-Bryne’s attorney, Tony Astaphan, took the matter to the Privy Council since, according to him, the ECSC’s ruling had narrowed the issue of qualified privilege ‘much too much.’

When the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Appeal met in Dominica in March 2014, the judges granted leave to Pinard-Byrne to take the matter to the Privy Council after Astaphan said his client had fully complied with all the rules as laid down by the court of appeal.

The Privy Council ruled in favor of Pinard-Byrne late last year.

It was the final case to be heard by the Privy Council since Dominica has made the Caribbean Court of Justice its final appellate court.

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196 Comments

  1. Business Minded
    February 2, 2016

    Face the Facts. you wrote: “So are you. It takes one to know one.” Had your intellect been clicking and not responding emotionally, you would have realized that it takes your phrase: “one to know one” also relates to yourself. Three finger pointing back at you, the thumb at the truth, and only your index finger pointing at me. Be careful when you say “So are you,” and immediately write “it takes one to know one.” And that is the baseless application of intellect capacity that adds on value that is keeping the country and people like you where you are. Oh boy, Donald Trump just lost Iowa……

    Develop Capacity, and ADD Value… these are some of the characteristic that will help to improve any country. Oh and by the way. If you acknowledge that your history begins in Dominica, then slavery is your foundation and roots, because that is how your great, great grand parents got there. “Britain abolished the slave trade in 1807 and the slavery itself in 1833.” Where do you…

  2. Rabbit
    February 2, 2016

    @ face the facts…you are really an idiot. Without an ancestor there is no you & without you there is no ancestor. I really don’t know why you keep brambling on DNO. U should move to north korea where only people with your views are free to speak. I guess by the mechanics of your silly reasoning a black person born in China is Chineese. i would really like to see a black person trynto say that they are chines without being met with laughter.

  3. February 2, 2016

    UWP supporters shouldn’t bail out Linton they should raise money for next general election,So Mr.Skerrit wouldn’t be able to over spend UWP next general election,Mr.Linton is not electable dont waste money for Mr.Linton,We need change of leadership in Dominica our leaders are corrupt.And unity is not among majority of Dominicans the reason why the country is behind on developments.

  4. Caretaker
    February 2, 2016

    This is our love for Mr. Linton, he brings out all the bad apples in Beautiful Dominica IN THE open, big or small. Don’t pay ,you have just put yourself out of a job on www. no company should employ you. If you don’t pay Domlec,Marpin,flow what happen to your services. Another anti- dominican

    • silver fox
      February 2, 2016

      Caretaker, If your lord Linton don’t pay the privy council will have him in jail for a minimum 6 months and when Linton is out he still have to pay London is not like Dominica, this guy taking crab out of Dominica then say i didn’t know it was a worng thing to do my axx.

  5. Let's be fair
    February 1, 2016

    This situation is sadly deteriorating into a racial and ethnic problem with no end to the divisiveness it could cause. Both gentlemen are Dominicans, one an immigrant and the other, a descendant of immigrants. Yet, this court battle is being allowed to disintegrate into hate and rancour.

    Mr. Linton was on the right track when he tackled the Layou River Hotel debacle and tried to get to answers on the matter. But there IS a difference between investigating matters fairly and causing damage to people’s reputations. Mr. Linton crossed the line when he made the offending remarks about Mr. Byrne. No one wants to be wrongly accused. It would have been best if Mr Linton had led a class action suit against Mr. Byrne or the government if he thought either was responsible for the massive losses of this project. But the route he took of casting aspersions about Mr. Bryne and then accusing him of benefiting from the spoils, without a shred of evidence, was wrong and harmful to Mr. Byrne.

  6. Business Minded
    February 1, 2016

    Do not pay it. Dare them to come to Dominica and collect. It is time to stand up and say enough is enough. They heard the people of Dominica: BLACK PEOPLE came together and collected on your behalf and they are pissed at the UNITY BLACK PEOPLE have demonstrated. Do not pay it. Be prepared to challenge them like Dr. Martin Luther King: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Challenge these useless white men who supported one of their own. DO NOT PAY IT!!!!! They could not deal with justice as addressed by our judges in the Caribbean, so they took it to their kind. These white men did not represent a jury of your peers. On the contrary, they represented a jury of Pinard Byrne’s peers. He look like them, he talk like them, and he is one of them.
    You have enough support in Dominica to withstand anything they come with. It is time to stop talking and stand up as Black Men in our land and defy these White men, defy injustice, and challenge the moral decay in our…

    • Face the Facts
      February 2, 2016

      Who and what black people you speak of? Take a look at your skin color/pigmentation and tell us what color it is.
      Dominica comprises of different races, a mixed race. African and French, white people.
      I dare you to call an African black.
      There is no such race as a black race. Black is not a race. It is a color.
      Take that and smoke it in your pipe. It is high time some of you cease referring to black and white,; white and black as if it is a race. They are colors.

      • silver fox
        February 2, 2016

        Above comment Face, this is a very good point, i must look it up am here to learn thank you have a good day.

      • Business Minded
        February 2, 2016

        Oh boy. What a lesson in the lack of history. When slavery was abolished, your masters left their children in charge. This is one of the reasons the Black Power movement came about in the Caribbean. Please read Dr. Erick Williams — A Trinidadian historian and PM, and Dr. Edward Scobie — A Dominican Historian and scholar. You can also look them up on Youtube. I will give you some ammo: You can also look up Dr. Ivan van Sertima. This might help you out of your state of subliminal “history” consciousness.

        Mr. Linton. Please do not forget when PJ came to possie to pick up Para. We stood with him and said hell no. Only after Para told us to stand down did we. The spirit of agitation and rejection of oppression is totally lost on the uninformed generations. But we are also partly responsible for this debacle because we did not do the best job raising our children to reject the conduct in which we ourselves participated because of our materialistic desire to be better than our…

    • Dion
      February 2, 2016

      Your jackass. It the same Linton who had more confidence in the people looking like Pinard Byrne than his own black brothers and sisters in the Caribbean. Now you saying doh pay? I thought you were part of the Global citizenry that your wide mouth leader spoke of a man of consensus If you man doh pay. That mother fucker will get allu poor and broke in an economy allu say have nojobs that people poor and allu raise all that money in two days.

      This is my suggestion on the way forward with all that money being raise and more to come.
      All radio stations on the island hold a radio fund on the same day and the monies collected hand ed over to the NDFD or the Rotary Club to help red and blue young people to start their own business than giving all that money to one man..

      • Business Minded
        February 2, 2016

        And you chose to respond to a jackass…Hmmmmmmm…lets leave dat dere. Please note you referred to my jackass: “Your jackass” and did not directly refer to me. The most potent form of slavery is when a people fight to remove the visible chains of oppression from around their ankles and wrists, and wrap it around their brains. Where are your chains? In what other forum could you interact with my morality and capacity? None; because I will never physically commune with one who lacks spiritual and intellectual deficiencies such as your vulgar language has described you.

        Your profanity is so despicable is not surprising you are not in the country. Is only a Dominican living in America wanting to show off, who lack the depth of oratorical skills who could and would use that language where children could read. Well all I can say is your can continue to curse us from your cold basement apartment…

    • silver fox
      February 2, 2016

      Business Minded, YOUR comments is a stupid joke foolish advice if LINTON don’t pay up do you know what will happen, London would send the law enforcement agencies to Dominica these people do not mess about they could smell a rat 6ft underground and Linton would be in more mess than he is now ,there’s a saying – every day you carrying water from the well But one day the bucket bottom must dropped off.

      • Business Minded
        February 2, 2016

        Are you for real. So they still hold authority over a sovereign country. OMG. Do you believe if the situation was reversed the Government of Dominica could send an entourage to London? Grow up in sense.

    • Me
      February 2, 2016

      Don’t worry yourself Silver Fox. Mr. Linton will comply with the law….he is a law-respecting man after all! We will take care of the legal costs, no problem. I hope mr. Byrne enjoys his spot in the limelight, has peace of mind and sleeps soundly.

    • Gary
      February 2, 2016

      What’s all this about They and Us, White men and Black people, is this what politics in Dominica has come to, wow. Do you think a comment like this is going to give credibility to the cause you believe in. Why do you make reference to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, that’s so phony, gosh. I do not think you understand the concept of justice. Do you think Linton will take advise from a follower like you and do not pay. I will tell you this, he will gladly take your money and pay.

  7. February 1, 2016

    Anna please enough about our African brother do not try to avoid the facts. Man lie man then man has to pay for his lie. Is it not the same Privvy Council Mr Linton had such faith in as opposed to the CCJ. Thats the trouble with UWP supporters they have selective memory or suffering from memory loss when things are not going their way. Come along now all you patriot start collecting for your esteem leader. I may have an old crumpled pound note somewhere i shall drop it off at Q95 to start the bowl rolling.

    • Business Minded
      February 1, 2016

      YOU are an abject idiot.

      • Face the Facts
        February 2, 2016

        So are you. It takes one to know one. :twisted: :mrgreen: African brother my foot.
        Brothers and sisters in Our Lord Jesus Christ, yes. But not African brothers
        Call a spade a spade. Dominicans were not born in Africa. Those who are born in a country are considered as people of that country and no where else.
        It should be stated, some Dominicans are of African heritage but not truly Africans. Note the color of their skin. I need not elaborate on it.
        If Linton is a loving brother, he would not defame the character of a brother.
        You get the facts straight. I have previously stated that Dominicans are not full-fledged Africans. Our ancestors of those years were; not us to this day and in the future..

    • Dion
      February 2, 2016

      Know it all we are like minded

  8. February 1, 2016

    £20,000 it should have been £100,000. Maybe then and only then the’gentleman’ might learn to get his facts and also the truth before spewing out such utterances and then being applauded and encoraged by his imbacile supporters. I can hear the rattling sound the begging bowl on a certain unmentionable radio station.

    • Face the Facts
      February 2, 2016

      The gentleman? Who are you referring to as gentleman? Linton? For all what Linton has done and said, I would not call him a gentleman. Know the meaning of gentleman. Look it up.

      • Me
        February 2, 2016

        Do you know what an axiom is Facts? Mr. Lennox Linton will always be more of a gentleman than you can ever be of a lady, that is an axiom!

    • PoKeSa
      February 2, 2016

      You are missing a critical point, you halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead and buffoon… this is all about Dominica’s wellness, so stop fooling around by believing that it’s all about Lennox Linton!

      You continue to act unwise and imprudent by your judgement – you silly individual.

      QUESTION:
      What is Dominica’s benefit from this whole initiative?

      • Business Minded
        February 2, 2016

        “What is Dominica’s benefit from this whole initiative?” is the real question. Just taking a look at the Layou River Hotel will answer that question. I am confident you will agree that someone did benefit from the project, and in its condition, it clearly was not Dominica or Dominicans. You are correct it is not about Linton, it is about being frustrated by the number of individuals reaping off the country and when we cry foul, they can take us to their courts and we have to pay in the white man’s court, and Dominicans are supporting that foolishness because of politics and no nationalistic fervency. A-kart in possie, Sunday Island Port Authority, Airport in Woodford Hill, and I am confident you can add to the list. So your question “What has Dominica benefitted from this whole initiative?” is on point. Nothing else has made me more frustrated than this type of abuse while fools are turning their backs on the country because of politics.

  9. Rabbit
    February 1, 2016

    Skerrit is looking for reveeeeeeeeeeennnnnggggggeeee!!!!! All 2016!

  10. bob
    February 1, 2016

    I personally hope they dont do another radiothon… real people pay for their mistakes

    • Face the Facts
      February 2, 2016

      With all the money that was raised, I wonder if they have any more money to give him. I expect UWP Party members will help him.

      • Me
        February 2, 2016

        Not only UWP Facts. The FACT is that the last time round there were many donations from DLP supporters, Freedomites and non aligned people – they did not hide their identity and we know who, they are. That is what was so remarkable about this.

  11. February 1, 2016

    greetings my fellow citizens. I am not here to hurl insults or call anyone names because that is not my style. your opinion is just that, your opinion. anyway let me give my take on the matter, and that is not my opinion it is a fact. when Mr. Linton made his remarks he did not make them as a labourite or as leader of the opposition. he made them as a Dominican speaking in the interest of all Dominicans. so for labourites to come on here and gloat at the fact that he is made to pay for his remarks is a shame. let us remember that Dominica and us Dominicans are the real losers. Mr. Pinard-Byrne got compensated for doing work on a project that the country lost over 130 million dollars and now is being paid over and over again. my question to all the one celebrating here is when and how is Dominica going to recoup that money lost on the project which we all know belong to the country. ask yourselves that question my people.

    • Dion
      February 2, 2016

      The man should be responsible

      • Me
        February 2, 2016

        And he is. The fines and costs imposed on him are being paid.

    • Nonsense
      February 2, 2016

      Sense out of Nonsense!!

  12. hashtag
    February 1, 2016

    When do we start lining up to pay in 10c?

    What a bunch of fools.

    more to come

  13. Johnny Cockrane
    February 1, 2016

    I can get the imprisoned free for free.

  14. tidel
    February 1, 2016

    I can’t believe the gull of his supporters. Mr Linton lied to the nation with his imaginary evidence. Now! Face your music bro, brainwashing your gullible supporters, having them to foot your bill. Please remember, “The poorest country in the hemisphere, 75% unemployment, nothing good is happening in the country, just corruption and more corruption.” What will it take for his blind supporters to see the light. Some try racism, try to shift the blame and the best one, blame the leader of the country for his short comings. Mr Lenox, there’s plenty more to come…..I’m listening and looking in.

  15. February 1, 2016

    we, Dominicans should not be rejoicing to early until we know what happened to our 130millions from our passports money :-D

  16. Mark
    February 1, 2016

    Krazy-T used to be addressing all Dominicans concerns and issues and it was nothing but problems and more problems and no one appreciated his efforts… It seems that Linton may need to take a page out of Karzy-t’s play-book and look out only for himself and his family.

    • q55
      February 2, 2016

      yup crazy start hushing his mouth and looking for himself …smart move on his part but dominicans fail to realize that we are the ones suffering .not the ministers or the pm or the president.they all have their big homes(multiple homes) kids sent to study money in the bank .id say that the ministers to are looking out for themselves also…..after all is said on done its the poor people who will suffer even more. dr darroux will not be goin of up election again .neither blackmoore or justina and austrie …they are all in good financial positions when push come to shove they will not feel d heat its the masses u will hear crying

  17. Criminal Enterprise
    February 1, 2016

    DNO it would make more sense if the topic of this article was: ‘Privy Council orders Dominica to pay Pinard-Byrne £20, 000’ for asking questions about their money. It’s not Linton they are fighting but Dominica, which means ALL of us RED, BLUE, YELLOW, WHITE….All of us!

    • silver fox
      February 2, 2016

      Criminal Enterprise, their is a different between asking a question and accusing some one.

  18. stocky
    February 1, 2016

    £20,000 is not eastern caribbean dollars so I hope you all have pounds and pence ready LOL, due to the fluctuation in the currency rates it must be paid in pounds

  19. mydominicatradehouse.com
    February 1, 2016

    Boy we are sold in Dominica, period! Foreigners have become 1st class citizens here, while we have become slaves. Like Joseph in the bible, who was sold to Merchants, we are sold and do not know that.

    With all that the question is, what happened to over $130 million dollars that was supposed to be ours? That’s the question wise people would be asking, but then again Columbus called us Dom-in -I -can. Instead of our government helping us recover every cent, they have become our enemies and want to jail us, so we could shut up.

    But is that new? Go back to our last election where teacher Gloria, the parl rep of Wesley was forced to step down to be replaced by a Canadian, even if the people wanted Glo. The Canadian lost the election and just to keep Glo quiet, they gave her money and new job. Why? So she would not talk.

    So that’s their style. They want to sell us and as children of slaves, they just have to pay us to shut us down

    • Dion
      February 2, 2016

      Know your dfame history. It was black brother like yopu who captured you own brother and sold him into slavery. That is what linton doing allu. Selling allu to the white man

    • Dion
      February 2, 2016

      The so called Canadian is a Dominican you bigot

  20. Doc. Love
    February 1, 2016

    The DLP supporters are in their glory because Mr. Linton has to pay an additional amount of 20, 000 pounds to Pinard Bryne. As far as they are concerned, Linton has to get more money because they believe he will loose the rapist case. They must not forget, Mr. Linton will also have his day in court against Kamala and Kairi, therefore, besides the people of Dominica making their pledges, Kamala’s cash will help.

    • Dion
      February 2, 2016

      The lesson is watch your mouth or pay

  21. LifeandDeath
    February 1, 2016

    Great to continue to see support for a worthy cause. However it’s rather appalling to see some people take this like a personal matter; a vendetta against the single individual in Dominica that actually did something to counter gross inconsistencies on affairs of national concern. This proves that a vast number of Dominicans still are without the power of reasoning let alone understanding. Lennox should be hailed a hero, for when everyone else were turning a blind eye, He made the sacrifice to speak up. Of all the corruption He continue to point out in Dominica he has not received a single penny for it, yet all Dominicans benefit when monies were repaid at the treasury..bear that in mind. It’s difficult to see that the stone the builder refuses ultimately becomes the chief cornerstone. Kieron defended his name, but whether or not he’s complicit in the Layou River Saga, this ruling doesn’t rebuild the Hotel or return the millions. Dominica remains the Loser. Who cries for her??

  22. KID ON THE BLOCK
    February 1, 2016

    But that one not NEWS for Q95 man! Two NEWS releases one haven’t heard that on the NEWS from Q95!

    • Dion
      February 2, 2016

      That is expected boss from mat

    • Face the Facts
      February 2, 2016

      They are in shock and do not know how to address this issue. Probably later.

  23. same old same old
    February 1, 2016

    Skerrit is once again made the winner, while Dominica the loser. At the end of the day, Byrns is Scottish and he will say hell with Dominica. Tony has already said go to hell with all you and moved to Florida, Skerrit, has already shown us that he has no interest in Dominica, when he applied for and got French citizenship, while a minister of government, got married to a US Citizen, and gave birth to both children in the USA. The Baroness is british and cares not a dime about Dominica, while the majority of us are stock in their mess. At the end of the day, they will ALL RUN AWAY and those Lennox fighting for will be caged like birds in Dominica.

  24. Rescue 911
    February 1, 2016

    Dominica????????

  25. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    February 1, 2016

    Something is wrong with this crap!

    I do not understand if Dominica is no longer in the jurisdiction of the British Privy council how can they ordered someone to honor a verdict; or ruling of the Privy Council render long after Skerrit remove Dominica from the British Privy Council jurisdiction, and become a member of the CCJ.

    Something is wrong!

    Can a citizen of a Sovereign nation be subject to a foreign court such PC, although we are subject to the CCJ? Something is legally wrong. Right now if a verdict is rendered by the Supreme Court (high court) in Dominica and one wish to appeal a higher court; no longer can any lawyer in Dominica appeal to the Privy Council in England, the matter can only be taken to the CCJ.

    The Pinard crap should simply be ignored. I am saying here and now the verdict of the Privy Council is null and void as pertaining to this case, and I believe it can be challenged in the world court law in the Hiag in the Netherlands!

    • I am saying here and now the verdict of the Privy Council is null and void as pertaining to this case–Telemaque

      You damn fool, You are sound like stupid broken record, speaking the same old ridiculous garbage over and over !

      And who is paying attention to the rubbish you are speaking. I am sure that this another move for you not to assist in paying the bill–the court does not care the hell what the garbage of your mind is

      And whilst I am at it. Let me tell you that you are being nothing more than a one year old retarded boy in the body of a 71 year old man–as you go all over DNO’s news article, writing your lies and filth against my comments or disgustingly impersonate me.

      You cannot stop me from writing on DNO; the audience knows my writing attitude–they will know the difference.

      You are demon possessed, you don’t even belong in the madhouse of human beings –so go join the mad parasites of your “black lagoon” dwelling–just leave me alone

      • Concern Citizen
        February 2, 2016

        You could not have said it better ATestimonyolove. This guy sounds like a fool every-time he comment on DNO. Playing expert on all topics.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        February 2, 2016

        DNO here that fake is attacking me, I responded to that attack this morning, it is not printed: Why?

        I should have the right to respond to that piece of crap who might or may not be Elizabeth, since I where she wrote on your site; when she is off her psychiatric medication she goes on your site and write crap such as this one!

        Since you know my age so well, how old are you that old welfare queen crazy lunatic!

        You are crazy, while I am a perfectly normal person enjoying life. I just get out of court where I represented myself against a company “Reliable Energy” in a and prevailed over them.

        Do some research and see how big they are, go to your university goggle see what you find!

        I also prevailed over a Mortgage company “Ocwen Mortgage” last Friday, so my opinions regarding the World Court, you can laugh like an idiot, because you have no concept of what is going in this world around you. I reiterate I suspect Lennox can take that case to the world court based…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        February 2, 2016

        I reiterate I suspect Lennox can take that case to the world court based the violation of his Human Rights have been violated. So you see the how fresh and sound the mind of a 71 year old man be.

        That’s a new one for you; take it and run with it!

  26. Anna
    February 1, 2016

    Are Dominicans who support the Labour Party rejoicing that Lennox Linton is ordered to pay Kieron Pinard Byrnes money? Are we as a people of African decent rejoicing the victory of an Irishman over a son of the soil whose crime was to expose an injustice against our people with the sale of our passports for which millions of dollars are not accounted for?
    Is Partisan politics causing Dominicans to loose their consciousness as a black people and prepared to crucify one of us because he is in an opposing political party? Roosie Douglas and Pierre Charles must be turning in their graves to see what DLP supporters have come to. Praise God that I am no longer a supporter of the Labour Party. My heart bleeds for Dominica and the wickedness that exists.
    God Bless Lennox, you shall over come because your battle started long before you ever dreamt of leading a political party and I am convinced that you were championing the cause for Love of Country.

    • Say Mas Nou
      February 1, 2016

      only now he is a son of the soil, when he doing to other people you UWP supporters rejoices now it his turn people must quiet your Hypocrite

    • tommy
      February 1, 2016

      African!!! you wrong you pay

    • Discombobulated
      February 1, 2016

      The Irish has exactly the same history as Africans. Know your facts and get out with this nonesense. As I remember signs read no blacks, no Irish & no dogs. Plus, race has nothing to do with this. We have to avoid defaming people. Words hurt, even if we talk that sticks and stones nonesense. Association and incrimination can destroy ethical stance of business people, their reputation and hence their jobs and businesses. It’s the same reason most countries do not associate with the Russians. Their ethics are not in line with acceptable practice. Reputation is everything when you’re a professional. That’s something that can cause your qualifications to be stripped from you. Professional behaviour & competence is utmost. Not to diss Lennox but that should’ve been at the forefront of his mind. So maybe we should question his professional competence and skill? Idk just saying

    • engineer
      February 1, 2016

      Don’t be naive and pretend by using Douglas and Charles in your comments. No one is against Lennox and trying to crucify him. Lennox has build his path and become his own enemy. Recently Lennox opposed a black Dominican woman for Secretary of the Eastern Caribbean State. Are saying only Lennox hand his supporters has the right to speak?. Are that short memory? I am not a labor supporter nor a Skerrit fan. Nine years straight the Prime minister of Dominica have been bashed for everything on the planet. He is also a man of the soil. So stop your rubbish. It has nothing to do with race.

    • dayandnightvision
      February 1, 2016

      REALLY ANNA?????????? Are you using the fact we are of African descent to give Lennox Linton, Leader of the Opposition the leeway to defame people’s character???????? Whether the person is Black, White, Chinese, Indian, Kalinago or whatever, he has to learn to control his tongue. It is too loose

    • A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
      February 1, 2016

      “Are we as a people of African decent rejoicing the victory of an Irishman over a son of the soil whose crime was to expose an injustice against our people with the sale of our passports for which millions of dollars are not accounted for?
      Is Partisan politics causing Dominicans to loose their consciousness as a black people and prepared to crucify one of us because he is in an opposing political party?” Anna

      Anna, Is that what the case was all about? Honestly?
      How shameful of you to try and make this case about race in a country like Dominica.

      My heart bleeds for Dominica and the wickedness that exists.” Anna

      Your sentence above Anna I agree with you but not for the same reason as you but for what you are trying to imply. Shameful.

    • weemama
      February 1, 2016

      Anna, you remind me of a woman i know she would start a fight then blame every one else, Now i can tell you were out of this planet earth let me explain Labour won the election campaign over a year ago Mr Skerrit is the prime minister but LINTON and supporters just will not have it, so this is where the problem is they know Linton is a trouble maker and this is what they like. .

    • ????????
      February 1, 2016

      So Whether Pinard Byrne is an Irishman, does this gives the right for anyone to defame him or lie on him? This is the order of the day in Dominica where people believe in propaganda and lies against others without facts. don’t put God in your business by saying Praise to him. The fact remains that you cannot give facts but like drama. Instead you tell Lennox to be careful and to keep his mouth from guile .. you want to encourage him to use his mouth unwisely. Remember he had the same problem in Antigua. You are those who like to hear ugly about others even it means manufacturing it. Also if your child stole at your friends home instead of correcting the child and say do not steal.. you would infact tell the child do not go at the Friends home and that child would grow up thinking that is the friend who has the problem and not him/her. Time to respect others and stop the hatred, then we would want to hear good report about others. Stop the gossip and character asasination.

    • forreal
      February 1, 2016

      but wait awhile you jumping a little to high,how you did not recognize baroness Scotland as a daughter of our soil? when your sweet linton was potraying her as the devils spaun,so all of sudden what not good for the goose,is good for ganda,this the type justice system you all intend to bring to dominica,well you all will have to keep that,labour till we die.

    • indira Ghandi
      February 1, 2016

      Dominnicabs living in Dominica do mot know a thing about black conciousness particu l arly those who are jyst following Roosvelt Skerrit blindly
      It is a shame and disgrace that the people of Dominica will not understand the issue that they are dealing with.
      This is not a party business. This is about DOMINICA.
      This Kieron Pinard Byrnes need to LEAVE THE COUNTRY.HE NEEDS TO GO AWAY FROM DOMINICA.
      GO AND ENJOY THE DOMINICAN MONEY.

    • silver fox
      February 2, 2016

      Anna, The boots is on the other foot, Workers supporters don’t like it Now see how Mr Skerrit and his family feels , you lots are all hypocrites get that wallets out quickly Linton is crying out in his cornflakes no milk and no sugar to sweeten his tea.

    • Titiwi
      February 2, 2016

      Anna, I could be forgiven to think that this was a case between two Dominicans on a point of law. For the life of me I can not see how somebody’s skin colour has anything to do with it, unless you can prove otherwise of course. Call me naive if you will but we of all people should not willy-nilly accuse others of something we do not want to be accused of ourselves. Prejudice and especially wanton prejudice is wrong and evil, no matter the perpetrator. There is no race but the human race and I certainly do not wish to be treated discriminatory and with less respect than any of my fellow human beings.

  27. The Evangelist?
    February 1, 2016

    Mr. lennox Linton, in spite of the evil ruling against you, most of us in Dominica see you as our hero. You took our burdens and carried it on your back. In God’s eyes you are the winner!

    At our High Court here, Linton as expected lost, He appeals to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, and won. Byrnes appeals to the Privy Council and wins. The privy council is now replaced by the ECSC as our final court and if the case was heard today, Linton would win.

    This episode reminds me of an incident in the book of Acts 26:30-32 where Paul was arrested, jailed, and got death penalty. However, when Agrippa heard his sider of the story, he said this: “the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them: And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds. Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed unto Caesar.”

    • The Evangelist? February 1, 2016

      I don’t care how much of an “evangelist” you claim to be, you most certainly is one whom God did not call. Your comparison of Lennox’ situation has nothing to do with the message of the Gospel in the Bible. What you people may not have realized is that you all are the reason for Lennox’s downfall–why would do you all belief that God will glorify your fleshly ego against His Ways of the Spirit? It baffles me!

      If you want to quote the Bible in regards to Lennox try 1st. Corinthians 1: 23-31. Show Lennox and the rest of your counterparts that God wants nothing to do with “highty-tighty” attitude–He wants servants who will humble themselves before Him–you will see in that Scripture it is said that: “No flesh shall glory in His” presence.

      Stop speaking about God with your pompous mentality, negativity, and hatred–if you, yours, and Lennox want God to find favor with you all–HUMBLE YOURSELVES!

      • silver fox
        February 2, 2016

        Comment above, Linton supporters keeps on saying most of Dominicans support him i don’t get it when it is only 17000 supporters workers Party have, will someone please help me as am not the sharpest tool in the box.

    • Abeh
      February 1, 2016

      Who is most of us? Lol

    • jahgirl
      February 1, 2016

      @ The Evangelist…..It looks like lenox Linton turn Jesus now. Let him carry the burden then.

      • Me
        February 2, 2016

        He is indeed carrying a cross…for all of us.

  28. February 1, 2016

    Lennox can’t keep his mouth closed, The PM can’t manage Dominica monies.we not exporting nothing, So many unfinish projects in the country. Oh lord what going on. All I can say in the next few years Dominica will be at it lowest.I say we need a new party. I feel sorry for the poor people of Dominica. Still praying that one day Dominica will be one of the best little island to live. On till then I will be on the outside looking in. 8-O

    • mampo
      February 1, 2016

      At least Linton is braver than you are, he brought to light something evil, what have you done? He has guts to stand up for right, what have you stood up for? Name one thing

      • Face the Facts
        February 2, 2016

        By doing evil? If you think so, since when do two wrongs make a right?

    • weemama
      February 1, 2016

      Yellow ,instead of you talking crap why dont you come to Dominica and see the real picture Pm Skerrit and ministers working very hard to get Dominica on track but LINTON,with supporters and haters like you keep talking Dominica down that is why you are where you are and Mr Skerrit is where he is.

    • badbish
      February 1, 2016

      yet you do absolutely nothing to better DOMINICA but spread propaganda :) keep your shitty comments to yourself

  29. love I
    February 1, 2016

    Mr. LINTON…do not worry…they trying to put you down..do not worry….God will take care of everything

    • Clevo
      February 1, 2016

      God? Really?……apparently he didn’t listen when God told him to shut up

    • silver fox
      February 1, 2016

      Above comment, No one have to try Linton been down along time ago sorry to disapoint you anyway do not forget to put some money in the bowl and keep some for your rent because Linton will tell where to go.

  30. stocky
    February 1, 2016

    allu doesn’t read man, court costs, in other words it all going to the court lololololol

  31. Sakwe Gas
    February 1, 2016

    Keep focusing on money transfers between Linton and Byrne, and conveniently forget about the MILLIONS that disappeared from the country’s coffers. Let’s pretend that those millions could not have gone to supplies for PMH, safety measures on our streets to prevent all the vehicular accidents, money for training and emergency supplies in the event of a hurricane.

    You all seem to thrive in a kid’s world, squabbling about pettiness as if you don’t know how bills get paid, economies grow and thrive, and social problems solved.

    While you bicker, the “governors” will continue to steal from your children, and convince you that staying quiet, never questioning, never showing criticism is for your own benefit.

    By the way…did the families in Laudat ever get the money they gave to the school for education savings at the credit union? I guess that’s a non-issue since theft of citizens $$ is the new normal in Dominica!

    • February 1, 2016

      @sakwe gas, please don’t forget that the millions of $$$ for the Layou project disappeared under the watch of the UWP,

  32. Passing Cloud
    February 1, 2016

    Is this part of the fulfillment of the prophecy of the Baroness, when she told us in no uncertain terms that those that don’t support Skerrit would SUCK SALT?

    Let’s not forget she is British, served in many ministerial positions within the UK Government, most notably as the Attorney General for England and Wales and Advocate General for Northern Ireland, and is a very close friend of Skerrit.

    Her position as AG would put her in a position where she would most probably know those inside of the privy council, and therefore I would not be at all surprised that their decision was under some influence.

    • Just right
      February 1, 2016

      So what does this have to do with The Prime Minister MrSkerrit and Baroness Scotland were they in court with Linton

      • passing cloud
        February 1, 2016

        @Just right, stop making a FOOL of yourself! What Skerrit and Baroness have to do with that? Have you heard of match fixing? You remember Marlon Samuel was banned from international cricket for two years? What about those that influenced him to sell the game? Were they at the court? Sacwe sort according to pastor BJ

      • My View
        February 1, 2016

        EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ????????
      February 1, 2016

      Really>>>>>>>>>>>>> zor sort. how low can you all stoop. If it is not your way, then all sort of foolishness comes to mind. Reallly…..

  33. Celica
    February 1, 2016

    You all know that 20 000 pounds is almost another $80 000Ec right? well……

    • Not a herd follower
      February 1, 2016

      more than EC$80, 000. Closer to EC$100,000

    • hashtag
      February 1, 2016

      start the telephon

    • Face the Facts
      February 2, 2016

      It is said, if people do not put a rein on their mouth and their words they will pay for them. This is a typical example.

  34. Observer
    February 1, 2016

    And by the way it looks as though that there is need for another radiothon to pay the big man in the labour ministry. They saying what they want with their mouth and when it comes to put their money where their mouth is they staying away not even putting up a defense? We go see.

  35. Passing Cloud
    February 1, 2016

    Only yesterday I was reading an article on Caribbean news Now, where retired Bahamian Justice Neville Smith QC, said on \”Thursday the country should not allow itself to become a “hostage” to the Privy Council and recommended that The Bahamas set up its own final court of appeal rather than continue to “perch” on the British government’s doorstep.\” Open this link:
    http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/topstory-Bahamas-called-on-to-abandon-Privy-Council-29139.html

    He was right on Q and I agree with him 100%. The sad thing for us in Dominica is that the ones we have to replace them with is just as untrustworthy, and we cannot set up our onw justice here, because Skerrit has corrupted every single institution.

    The only way we would receive any kind of justice is if the Supreme Court in America were our final court and that IS NOT going to happen under Skerrit because we all know why.

    • the fly
      February 1, 2016

      God’s Beloved, What you trying to tell me there nor i don’t understand or you trying to fool me?

    • the fly
      February 1, 2016

      Passing Cloud, This is a load of rubbish, didn’t you read between the lines that man is saying all that money Linton is paying privy council should come to the Bahamas what man knows about UK laws tell that so called QC keep his nose out of Dominicans problem : :twisted:

    • observer
      February 1, 2016

      Your leader said it’s only at the Privy Council he can get judgement. To you and him together with others are saying something else. Now you want the US Supreme Court. Eh [email protected]!!!

    • February 1, 2016

      Just want to move from one colonial master the the next, very idiotic. Although you have not recognized it Dominica has already moved away from the Privy Council to the CCJ as its final court. So it will be Caribbean people judging us, something that Mr. Linton opposed,……

    • Face the Facts
      February 2, 2016

      Court in America? You are joking.

    • Gary
      February 2, 2016

      Thinking is the hardest work there is, and so few take time to engage in it. The link which you have directed us to read is simply an opinion of a retired justice this is not the populace of the Bahamas expressing themselves, the statement was made in the context referring to the issue of the death penalty. Your belief that Linton was not given justice and was victimized by the Privy Council is ludicrous.

      Your statement quote “Skerrit has corrupted every single institution.” only an irrational mind would suggest or believe such thing. The last paragraph of your comment is such gibberish and foolishness it says a lot about your understanding, wow.

  36. KID ON THE BLOCK
    February 1, 2016

    When THEY finish with Lennox Linton, he has to leave ALL YOU UWPites CRANANA, Cranana, cranana. Bend ALL YOU ARM and look at ALL YOU ELBOW. What ALL YOU see? SKIN and BONE! Right? Well that’s how Lennox Linton have to leave YOU ALL UWPites…More to come…Listening!

    • Sakwe Gas
      February 1, 2016

      And what has Skerro been giving us Bib Bobol? -2.7% economic growth? $1.3 Billion in debt and not ONE thriving industry to show for it! Did the country get any boost from this ridiculous spending? No…the WHOLE country suffered and is suffering as a result, while he travels round the world to pocket passport money. But worry about UWPites. At least we know that we supporting and standing for accountability and fighting against corruption.

      After people died for you all to have the right to live freely, you guys now turn into an animal farm, trying to exact the same restrictions upon your own people.

    • guest of honor
      February 1, 2016

      i guess Linton must have taken a page from Skerrit book in the art of leaving people cranana… except in Linton case they give it willingly and it not going in his pocket as opposed to your GOD almighty that robbing the country blind so he his family and friends can live lavishly while people like you live paycheck to pay check. keep listening :)

    • February 1, 2016

      and to hell with the 130million dollars of Dominica passports money, thats yet to be accounted for, your money, our money, you should be pist off right now :-D

    • %
      February 1, 2016

      You are the most accomplished idiot who bloggs on DNO…YOU ARE A RED CLINIC BEGGAR,so obviously you are not, and will not be called upon. SO JUST RELAX….You are so doggone empty, I dont expect you to understand what that Layou issue is all about.Thats why many times I beg you to buy a book and a pencil and go to night school.

    • Face the Facts
      February 2, 2016

      They thought they were doing themselves a favor by appointing Lennox as Leader but he has created a lot of problem for them including expense.

  37. Anna
    February 1, 2016

    Something is not right with the justice system. Byrnes wins at the High Court in Dominica, Linton appeals and wins at the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court; the result so far is one-one. Byrnes appeals to the Privy Council and wins, the result is two one. Final decision.
    How does the Privy Council award that Linton pays all the charges from High court to Privy Council? This Privy Council appears to be racist with this decision.

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      February 1, 2016

      @Anna, this is the same privy Council your god(Lennox) loved. Be careful what you ask for! :-D

      • KID ON THE BLOCK February 1, 2016

        Yes! He loved Privy Council because PM Skerrit had removed Dominica from its Judiciary System. That man just plainly refuses to accept what the PM tries to do–the annoyance is that he keeps saying that he is doing it for the people of Dominica (who are the people if not his meg supporters). And why is he always the loser, if he was being honest?

      • CHARLES ANDREW
        February 1, 2016

        Kid on the block you are so right,they forget Linton hate the ccj and loved privy council. .he loves ccj and hate privy council when it suits he and those blind mice who following him..Linton is. Like Jim Jones

    • Observer
      February 1, 2016

      You have a difficulty in understanding our system of jurisprudence. I am sure the uneducated jurist who went to the Privy Council can explain how our system works. It more like its you that hate KPOB rather than the court hate Linton. Don’t forget it was Linton who said he is very satisfied that justice will only be served at the Privy Council. Don’t loose sight of that public statement. This is justice.

    • the fly
      February 1, 2016

      Anna, sorry to say the law is not a game of football, Linton did not have a leg to stand on ,in the UK courts one must have good evidence before one start accusing some one General Linton did not have that so once again get that beging BOWL out and be quick because there’s more to come, LINTON boy i am sorry for you.

    • Face the Facts
      February 2, 2016

      You have much to learn. Common sense should dictate as everyone with common sense knows, Linton lost the case therefore he has to pay all costs.

  38. ME
    February 1, 2016

    Proverbs 21:23
    Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

    Proverbs 13:3
    Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.

    Thats for all of us!

    • Sakwe Gas
      February 1, 2016

      Yes. All the abolitionists and civil rights activists, and feminists, who earned you the right to vote, earned you free speech, free expression, they should have heeded these proverbs right?

      You former slaves and slave masters are beyond belief. Read some history then send a thank you note to Mr. Linton. You can include some $$ to help pay the fee since he was speaking out about money STOLEN from the country that should have been used for the country’s betterment!

      • @#$!*€£
        February 1, 2016

        Sammy Gass. You eh serious? Lennox needs help and your comments are not helping. Get real.

    • Tjebe Fort
      February 1, 2016

      I am so glal Dr. Martin Luther King, or even Jesus Christ hmself did not obey these rules.

  39. I HAVE A DREAM
    February 1, 2016

    Only in Dominica foreigners will come on our shores and do this to us

    • the fly
      February 1, 2016

      I HAVE A DREAM, this is what you think, i can tell you have not travel far.

      • I HAVE A DREAM
        February 1, 2016

        @ fly, I resided in Canada 1950-55; Resided in England 1955-2000 and now in the US from 2002- present. One thing, as an immigrant, there is no way those Canadians, Brits and now US would allow me to do this to their people. No wonder Skerrit became a French citizen, got married to an American, and gave birth to their children in the USA. You all are sold to foreigners and all you TOO stupid to see that

    • Face the Facts
      February 2, 2016

      What have you stated about foreigner? Right is right and wrong is wrong. Some of you do not know the difference.
      If you resided in another country, other than the West Indies, would you not fight for your right? If you were right, you would get the satisfaction. Therefore, it has nothing to do if one is a foreigner. Just do not defame the good character of another.

  40. watcher
    February 1, 2016

    Let linton fight this war on his own. Now is time for the party to change to a new leader he really is too much a liability and any political party who has that kind of big liability will go nowhere.Linton should have step down a long time ago but i suspect he wanted people help cause he knew he lost the case.

  41. February 1, 2016

    For me with no legal training this is confusing. It appears to me that this is all about cost, so why does Linton have to pay 20000 pounds to Pinard for his cost at the Privy council, and also be liable for cost before the judicial committee again to be paid to Pinard….just asking.

    • February 1, 2016

      After reading another article on the same subject, I am no longer confused as the 20000 pounds is a payment on account of Pinard cost before the Privy Council, so there is a very high possibility that this 20000 will increase, unless the Privy Council have already included the cost using the standard basis.

      • Observer
        February 1, 2016

        You are right. This is just an amount to be paid on account a stand by amount. It costs a lot of money to go to the Privy Council, no wonder so many of us in the Caribbean could not take our matter before the Privy Council. It is too costly, particuallry if you loose. Like in this case. I am not sure if he will be asked to pay less than the amount on cost. Lennox Lawyers and KPB’s lawyers have to agree on a cost (lawyers time, court time etc etc) less than the amount that normally obtains or the court will impose the regular cost.

  42. Sucking Salt
    February 1, 2016

    Baroness Scotland is a member of the Privy Council – hmmmnnnn. Linton is sucking salt big time whilst someone else may be sucking something of a totally different character and dimension.

    • silver fox
      February 1, 2016

      Sucking salt, i like that comment maybe Linton would be better off Sucking that dimension my name is. ….

  43. God's Beloved
    February 1, 2016

    Mr Linton know that you are not alone. The prayers of the righteous covers you. The eyes of God is on the righteous and his hears is open unto their prayers. Psalms 34:5. The righteous endures because God who is righteous honors righteousness. You who stands for righteousness and justice know that you are not alone.
    The evil that seems to be prosperous is only but for a season. Their time will pass and then the judgement will come. Many will run, many will wail and many will take their own lives. Many will ask for the mountains to fall on them and to the hills cover us. Luke 23:30 and during those days men will seek death but death will not come. Revelation 9:6. Judgement day is not too far away. The God who watches over Isreal does not slumber nor sleep. Psalm 121:4 ALSO KNOW THAT THE WEALTH OF THE SINNER IS LAID UP FOR THE RIGHTEOUS. Proverbs 13:22.

    • Face the Facts
      February 2, 2016

      The righteous? Do you know the meaning of righteous? Check it out. Let everyone examine their conscience and see if they are righteous before God.
      Defaming the good character of others is by no means righteous. Those who uphold that person are by no means righteous.
      If you are righteous you would know better not to use this word in this case.

  44. Public
    February 1, 2016

    I can imagine them stupid laboirites does uneducated fools laghing away and they poor poor poor… Skerite and penaaarrd burn and astaphans will always have you fools like slaves…. They are getting richer and richer while u people continue to get poorer stupid labourites will clap to this … Dont worry the time is coming..

    • weemama
      February 1, 2016

      Public, Labour supporters can see the joke Linton is giving them to laugh but if you can’t see the joke that is your problem pal just keep on sleep walking in the dark 8-O

    • island girl
      February 1, 2016

      Laughing! not lagging! lol

      • Public
        February 2, 2016

        Your idiot u still made a categorical error in your correction..did i say lagging? blasted idiotic labourites! Fools

  45. Observer
    February 1, 2016

    Wow! One radiothon in middle of January yielded $100,000.00 in three days. The hardest month in the year. Before January is over, another decision requiring more than the $100,000.00 – to start with! Me and my neighbour now have to find another $1,000.00, $50.00 or $10.00 to put aside within 21 days until a final amount is arrived at? Ah wah!! Lennox. Well Brian has plenty coins to check. I wonder where he will get the English pennies and half cents. You bleeding us dry man. When we should be raising money to set aside for our campaign in 2019, to get rid of the corrupt Skerrit, we have to keep paying money for you?

  46. Bagaila Bande
    February 1, 2016

    hmmmm that reminds me of being out, runout in cricket. You take off down the wicket for a run just to find your batting partner has not moved an inch from his crease. You look back in the direction of your crease just to see the wicket being broken. Out ‘runout’!

  47. JBaptiste
    February 1, 2016

    Poor LINTON! I think history will be very kind to you even if the spoils goes to Byrne. I can’t advise you to leave politics since that is what they want. They want to see Mr Francis ( the one who offends none) as leader. Sad.
    The story reminds me of Joan of arc who was burnt at the stake by a diabolical institution only to be canonised as a saint ( their idea) centuries later by the same institution.
    All in all I think that a certain senior council is pushing people to civil unrest while he safely resides overseas since that might be the only escape plan for their leader.
    Be assured this is not about either Linton or Byrne. They are the pawns.

    • the fly
      February 1, 2016

      JBAPTISTE, and Mampo,you both your comments are rum shop talk go take a jump :

  48. mampo
    February 1, 2016

    One reason Dominica is so backward and the worst country in the neiboughood is because of the hatred that live in the hearts of the people. Most of the people trying to bring Lennox down don’t even know the man, but will bring him down because of a white man.
    Dominicans are cursed, they profess Christianity but their hearts are full of hate, jealousy, greed and will kill their own kind their own countryman for an outsider.
    Some of them even probably thinking that byrne might give them some of that money. Damn fools

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      February 1, 2016

      @mampo. the most of you that trying to bring Skerrit down, do you ALL really know him? Well what’s good for the goose is also good for the gander! You ALL UWPITES too damn hypocrite. Damn fool!

      • mampo
        February 1, 2016

        That’s why you will remain the kid on the block, uneducated fool

      • Sakwe Gas
        February 1, 2016

        Who cares about “knowing” Skerrit? What is this lunch time in secondary school? We have a country to run, mouths to feed. All around us the other islands that were ALREADY ahead are continuing to grow, while we contract. Skerrit is one man who is failing miserably at his job. Criticizing his policies for their failure to produce economic and social progress is the right of our citizens. When we do so, please don’t take it personal — we PAY this man to do a job and he is on his own agenda.

        You guys need to grow up about all these personalities and recognize the country is in serious need of real leadership. Until then you all will keep making excuses for him while our children remain prey to the pitfalls of an impoverished society!

      • The Evangelist?
        February 1, 2016

        @kid on the block, I know Skerrit and supported him. Skerrit brought himself down and don’t blame UWP for that. The brother did that to himself.

      • The Evangelist? February 1, 2016

        PM Skerrit is only down in the heart of his enemies–so who cares?

        All I read about him is victory. How can he be down when Lennox has been the loser every time I read about him–isn’t that what down means?

    • kingman
      February 1, 2016

      look through Linton’s actions over the past years and I’m sure you will not fine anyone with more hatred than him.
      prepare yourselves to pay a lot more again and soon; Bubbles and Blair court is coming soon and there is the famous ministers on the horizon.

    • Real possie
      February 1, 2016

      @ Mampo you made me laugh so hard it’s not funny. So Linton defamed a man he was found guilty of doing so and you think people hate Linton for a white man? I only hope you have your coins in pounds to pay those white people. HAHAHA.

    • Observer
      February 1, 2016

      Just go and get your pledge. That will serve Lennox better than suggesting that “Dominicans are cursed”. Did you read the findings of the court? Did you read that it s Linton who had the malice in and hatred in his heart for KPB? Did you read that or did you allow Angelo to read it for you? Go get your pennies.

    • Gary
      February 1, 2016

      There is an atmosphere of political divisiveness eating away our country, that divisiveness shows up in your comment. Your judgements and condemnation carry no weight they are a creation of your partisan political beliefs, it changes nothing till you are willing to understand the way you are being mislead and manipulated.

      • observer
        February 1, 2016

        You think Linton is the victim here right.? Think again. The case went through its entire process and even when Linton won in the Court of Appeal, he was stop found wanting on his evidence. That is what the Court said. Not me. Now go ahead and collect your pledges.

    • Sunshine
      February 1, 2016

      @mampo….. remember the baroness was black!!!

    • ????????
      February 1, 2016

      mampo serious??? look who hates so much…. that they probably not sleeping but looking to get or manufacture stories to hype you & the others who just like to repeat what they hear. I need facts not rumours. What goes around comes around. wrong is wrong. Character assassination should stop. If you use to read, you would have noticed that the Gentleman was asked for facts and he could not deliver. Zort pas faible… I am really in awe at you guys. If it is not your way, then there is no other way. Are you serious??? Some of you do not like persons for no reason…. envy or jealousy??? If you see someone looking good or a hard worker & achieving well is there all you dead with jealousy and spreading untruths & here come politics into play. Stop stressing on others … look at you and develop yourself .. stop hating & stop wasting time. Put your thinking caps; see what you can do to help yourself… time waits on no man. Stop day by day on one person. Time flies too

  49. AA
    February 1, 2016

    But what is the whole hoopla about nah people? It was expected that there would be cost and I was expecting much more than that so what is the panic about????

    This too will be paid in the 21 days and we will collect for the by-election campaign for my sister Monelle in St. Joseph whilst we are at it. ONE THING WE ARE NOT SELLING DOMINICAN PASSPORTS FOR OUR OWN INTEREST, WHATEVER HAVE BEEN DONE IS FOR DOMINICA’S INTEREST.

    • Observer
      February 1, 2016

      Excellent!!!

    • silver fox
      February 1, 2016

      AA That’s what you think keep on dreaming one day you will wake up to find it was just a dream.

  50. Lenpro
    February 1, 2016

    Just stop all the talking crap you bunch of fools Lennox money donkeys. See, you all have no clue idea that defamation of character can put a hole in your wallets. It has put a dent in your wallets. Over a reckless individual who cant think before he speaks. Any man who speaks recklessly utterly unconcerned about the consequences should be prepare to put his own money where his mouth is. You all signed up for it so deal with it. So stop whining.

  51. JBaptiste
    February 1, 2016

    Poor LINTON! I think history will be very kind to you even if the spoils goes to Byrne. I can’t advise you to leave politics since that is what they want. They want to see Mr Francis ( the one who offends none) as leader. Sad.
    The story reminds me of Joan of arc who was burnt at the stake by a diabolical institution only to be canonised as a saint ( their idea) centuries later by the same institution.
    All in all I think that a certain senior council pushing people to civil unrest while he safely resides overseas since that might be the only escape plan for PM

  52. KID ON THE BLOCK
    February 1, 2016

    Matt, second round. Start the ball rolling! More to come!

  53. Dalit
    February 1, 2016

    moune sot will line up to pay again.

  54. KID ON THE BLOCK
    February 1, 2016

    Brian, Hope you start colleting your shilling and pence in your BUCKET to send to the Privy council.

  55. KIP
    February 1, 2016

    All Dominica prime ministers should be in jail for that Layou River saga.We should resurrect those that are dead and put them in jail too.Don’t hate Grace Tonge and Pinard Burns.WHO invited and facilitate them.Do you really think Europeans could go to Africa for slaves without some complicity from other Africans.

    As my opposition leader I hope my boy you can focus on the real bread and butter issue in this here Dominica.Too much personality and making people more important than they are.

    The cost of importing goods.
    The compounding of taxes at customs.
    Why there is vat on agricultural implements.
    Why is there VAT on manufacturing raw material?That’s an oxymoron
    The shit that affects the masses white,purple,gold,silver.
    Knowing who is corrupting who or who has a big bank book is not my concern.
    The fasted way to end all of this is for you too help the people see where they are standing.

    • Gary
      February 1, 2016

      Wow, The opening statement of your comment is such nonsense and reckless it only displays your lack of understanding regarding the matter. Do you know that PM Roosevelt Skerrit went to the BVI court to fight on behalf of Dominica to get 51% of the shares. Do you know that The PM spent a day on the stand being questioned and after being told by the judge he is a creditably witness, should he be jailed.

      Yes, you want someone like Linton who can focus on the real bread and butter issues in Dominica, but what about you thinking for your self instead of following like a sheep someone deceptive political agenda, oh by the way, there is no VAT on agricultural implements, wake up from that blue spell being cast on you.

      • KIP
        February 2, 2016

        You are right but I ain’t talking about fertilizer and herbicide. what about the new area of agriculture there is vat on theses items such as aquaponics ,greenhouses there is no mention of these items in Schedule I, http://ird.gov.dm/downloads/Sales%20Tax%20and%20VAT%20Laws/Value%20Added%20Tax%20Regulations,%202006.pdf

        Hey Gary Ugly Willy said Dominica’s economy quadrupled in the last 15 years and is now on par with Barbados as of 2015.While urinating at the back of a building on Hillsborough Street he further foretasted 20% economic growth for 2016.

        Who is the sheep and who is the mouton.

  56. Zandoli
    February 1, 2016

    I think I am getting bit tired of the Linton saga. If he is prime minister material he has to learn to be more measured in what he says.

  57. clevo
    February 1, 2016

    In his BS humble thank you speech…he hinted that it “wasn’t over yet”…didn’t you all hear?…he knew there was more to come…lol..lol…

    ..taking advantage of his supporters…

    And labourites are the foolish ones? Too funny….where Lennox to go n sell his own damn ice pop to pay for his l mouth
    I will pledge 80gs and wen pigs fly he will get it….

    • mampo
      February 1, 2016

      You are so ignorant, go get a real education, just lealous

      • just saying
        February 1, 2016

        wow so educated and yet you either can read what you wrote or you just can’t spell. i believe you mean’t “jealous”

  58. mampo
    February 1, 2016

    Lennox pay byrne and get out of politics. You are too smart to be fighting for this kind of low life position. Politicians are low life people, that’s why they fight to stay in there because they cant do better.
    You are an intelegent individual and there is no need to go thru this.
    You don’t have to live in dominica, there are people in other nations who needs qualified individuals like you, why waste your time for people who don’t like you.
    Leave this place for skerrit,as-to-fan and the rest man, get out and set your sights on more meaningful things than this political s… in dominica.
    What are you fighting for? Take some advise, LEAVE.

    • Zandoli
      February 1, 2016

      Lennox is qualified to do what exactly?
      Where do you suggest he go?

      His best bet is try to become prime minister so he can amass the wealth the same as his predecessor.

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      February 1, 2016

      @mampo, what kind of qualification does Lennox has? Qualification to defame people? At which University did he achieve that certificate? Poor you. Damn fool!

    • ????????
      February 1, 2016

      And mampo he should take you too with him because you too smart as well.

  59. Face Time
    February 1, 2016

    Let us see how much more coins they will count.
    It was so fullish of them. They had to count it before they they paid in.

    How childish is linton?

    “42. The defendants, especially the first defendant, 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. His
    demeanour in the witness box was more consistent with personal
    animosity towards the claimant rather than an unbiased search for truth.
    Page 10
    The overall tone of the offending publications also reeked of rancour
    rather than even handed reporting.”

    • Dominican
      February 1, 2016

      We will pay in coins> This time pennies only.

  60. Face Time
    February 1, 2016

    34. The court was of the view that it was demonstrably not in the
    public interest to have criminal allegations, even if bona fide and
    responsibly made ventilated through the news media. That would only
    encourage trial by media and associated developments that would be
    inimical to the criminal justice processes. Society has mechanisms for
    investigation and determination of guilt or innocence and it was not in the
    public interest that such mechanisms be bypassed or subverted. That is a
    view which I, too, share and commend to all local media practitioners.

  61. Kay
    February 1, 2016

    Lord , poor Lennox Linton . The …… decent is becoming richer whilst our own native is becoming poorer . Slavery has never ended !

  62. cork street gutters need soucier for zika
    February 1, 2016

    Pray for the black man, pray hard and long. In all his struggles, may he stand strong.. They say freedom isnt free, we got to fight for our liberty. Hold strong, our Martin Luther.

    • just saying
      February 1, 2016

      all of a sudden its about race…..SMH. people think for yourselves and stop going with the flow.

      • Jane Doe
        February 1, 2016

        Racism is a real issue ask those who have experienced it. Ask Donald Trump what will happen to Blacks and Hispanics when he wins.

      • ????????
        February 1, 2016

        Anything to distort the truth will be embraced. soon it will be something else. Those things happen when one cannot count their losses and moves on … Tit for tat. When you cannot be humble and accept that you were wrong then comes all kind of excuses as we can see in some of the comments here. Move on guys. Ease on the politics… until 2017 if it is the Father’s will. Time to settle down and do something for your country.

  63. Michael Davis
    February 1, 2016

    DNO – what kind of News organization are you? “According to Pinard-Byrne he was libeled by Linton” that was the accusation which has now been proven – Linton was found GUILTY thus it is no longer Pinard-Byrne’s claim of libeled – – – it is now according to the Courts of Law that Linton LIBELED and SLANDER the man. Is DNO a political propaganda arm of the Linton?

    • Jimmy Honore
      February 1, 2016

      How can it be libel, if the claims rise from what Linton said on radio?

    • Channel 1
      February 1, 2016

      @Michael Davis – Aren’t Courts of Law THESE DAYS seemingly more interested in who can pull the most clever technicality or exploit the best loophole in the law for the benefit of their client instead of making decisions based on what is wrong or right? Then again, it is called a “Court of the Law” and not a “Court of What is necessarily Wrong or Right”.

      For example, a court can claim that homosexuality is legal but that still does not make it right.

      Unfortunately law these days is no longer about wrong or right.

      Someone once told me that a lawyer is worse than a hurricane and more and more, I’m realizing that person may very well be correct. When a hurricane passes, it will leave something behind even if is the shell of one’s house. But when a lawyer passes by, they will try to take everything………every single thing including the shell of the house.

  64. Telethon
    February 1, 2016

    We need to start collecting buckets of change. Every penny helps. We need Lennox to keep talking because we will pay all costs for him. True he is a liability to the party but we love him. I can’t wait for the next telethon.

  65. Long tonge
    February 1, 2016

    Oh Boy! One consolation out of this, is that the ruling did not come from the CCJ So let’s see who we going to point fingers at and say is a crocked judge.

    Do not worry Mr. Linton, your supporters will cough out the dough man!

    • Me
      February 1, 2016

      An Irish man against a black man in a UK court.. speaks for itself

  66. ArayofLight
    February 1, 2016

    but what the hell the this????

  67. Doc. Love
    February 1, 2016

    The Iris man will be having a wonderful carnival. I wonder which passage of the bible he will be quoting this time. I hope Dominicans will have all their coins ready in twenty one days.

  68. Concerned
    February 1, 2016

    Time for Dominican’s to do another Radiothon. This is the second of many. Lennox need to have facts to back up his statements. He will tired pay for his mouth if he doesn’t watch the things he say.

  69. Jahmusician (Herb J)
    February 1, 2016

    WOW !!! The Saga continues !!!

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