UPDATE: PM Skerrit & Thompson Fontaine heading for a showdown in court

If Thompson Fontaine was bluffing, it would appear that Prime Minister Skerrit has called his bluff.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, through his attorneys, on Thursady filed a lawsuit in the High Court against Dr, Thompson Fontaine. Among other claims, Skerrit’s team believe that Fontaine started allegations that Skerrit was involved in the selling or granting of a Commonwealth of Dominica passport to Darwood Ibrahim, a notorious Indian national.

In response to an earlier threat of legal action issued by attorneys for the Prime Minister, Fontaine appeared unfazed and threatened to countersue. He said then “Again I want to add that I will do anything in my power to get the main actors involved in the sale of Dominica’s passport before a court,”

However, Legal adviser to Mr. Skerrit, Senior Counsel, Anthony Astaphan, told a news conference on Friday morning that “ at 3.26pm (Thursday) a claim form and a statement of claim was filed in the High Court of justice.”

Astaphan said that for many years the Prime Minister had been subjected to a series of manufactured lies over a period of time. “We believe that the more recent campaign engineered by Thompson Fontaine, has its genesis in a conspiracy of persons claiming to be patriots, the fictitious or phantom Jeremy Sinclair and then a brief but ill-fated romantic dance with the editor of the Weekly Blitz” He stated.  He said Mr. Skerrit took the view that “ these allegations about the passports and Dawood and Singh and parallel Iranian programme and counterfeit money and conspiracies and illusions and collusions with criminal elements in China and so on went way beyond a personal attack on Roosevelt Skerrit and was in fact an attack on the national integrity of the country, an attack on the individual security of Dominica and was an attack to internationally and regionally discredit the Government of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.”

Astaphan told reporters at the conference “the straw that broke all of this was Thompson Fontaine’s deliberate manufacturing of evidence that there was the British advisory on Dominican passports which turned to be completely and absolutely false, the sensational lie that the royal family had boycotted or snubbed Dominica because Dominica was not part of its jubilee itinerary when we had gotten the explanation from authoritative sources that Dominica, as a republic, is not part of the British realm and had not invited the Royal family and there were no significant British investments here.”

“Enough is enough” said the Senior Counsel “particularly when we began to see these postings of passports and profiteers of shame and Dawood using Dominica’s passports and certain articles written by Jeremy Sinclair, Thompson Fontaine and some guy from Bangladesh or India, being posted in the International and regional media or on the world wide web and we began to realize that there was something fundamentally wrong with that.”

He said despite having received a letter from attorney, Lennox Lawrence, and the categorial denials by Ministers of Government other than the Prime minister and himself, Fontaine insisted that he had the evidence and that PM Skerrit couldn’t sue him, wouldn’t sue him and refused to apologize because, according to him, Prime Minister skerrit knows what the truth is.

In addition to a series of articles and emails that were published on the internet and a series of articles that were published on the Dominican.net, the matter which has been filed also contains some allegations made on Q95 FM radio station “and as a result of which” says Astaphans “ we have decided that as a matter of policy and purposivenes to join the owners of Q95FM in this case because the time has come for us to make the question of the responsibility of the radio stations a landmark issue for the courts to decide”

According to the Senior Counsel, the matter concerns the allegation of sales of passports, parallel programmes, conspiracies with international terrorists etc.. but he says despite a brief reference to consulates in the matter, the legal team has not yet decided whether it will file a separate matter related to the alleged sales of consulates or whether the claim would be amended to include them.
Dr. Fontaine has previously said that his intent to countersue in the courts in Dominica is based on his firm belief that the people of Dominica need to know the truth about the sale of Dominican passports, and one way of doing that is by ensuring the main culprits are brought before the courts and under oath made to answer.”

He says he remains “resolute in my demand that the wanton sale of Dominica’s passport be ended and proper accounting of the funds received be made.”

Dominica News Online is nevertheless attempting to get a comment from Dr. Fontaine on this latest development.

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159 Comments

  1. 4progress
    January 4, 2012

    If the it goes against the PM, will he RESIGN or APPEAL.

    Incidentally, WHO IS PAYING THE BILL

  2. patriot
    January 3, 2012

    THE WATER FROM THE FOUNTAIN IS ABOUT TO BE SHUT OFF.

    THOMPSON THERE IS A BILL FOR RUNNING YOUR FOUNTAIN AND SOMETHING TELLS ME IT’S GOING TO BE HEAVY.

    • Someone
      January 3, 2012

      You call yourself patriot…ha….what a new meaning to that word!

      • patriot
        January 5, 2012

        WHAT DICTIONARY YOU HAVE ?

        THE NEW WASHINGTON CABAL ISSUE ?

        DON’T BE A SHAME TO SAY YES

  3. talented
    January 2, 2012

    the voucher to pay tony is already lodged at the treasury.the people of da should know the truth.if all you civil servants who are covering up these illegal expenes,dont think you all will run to america and canada and escape.we will hunt you all down and imprison you all.take heed.

    • January 3, 2012

      Going to USA CANADA England will be very difficult and it’s all because of the performances of our GOVT just having TONY ASTAPHAN coming out in a press conference to say that Skerritt (PM) gave him authorization to speak for hin therefore we have to ask the question is Skerritt saying to the D’ICAN community and the world TONY ASTAPHAN asking PM, I can only conclude that SKERRITT know that he will loose the dual CITIZENSHIP CASE and why is it that the rest of the MINISTERS in the house agreed to that arrangement what’s going on.
      I said they should all be toss out on their behind how inconsiderate are these two men I just hope that we D’ICANS stand up because we are all going to be shocked because a lot more shose are about to fall big time and we the people are going to suffer.
      I hope that Lennox Linton will investigate the voucher and how much it was just like what he did with the garbage bin and get our funds back.

      Imargin TONY ASTAPHAN is speaking on behalf of Skerritt (PM) of DOMINMICA what message have he sent to the outside world about DOMINICA by giving this man that authority.

  4. Anonymous
    January 2, 2012

    Papa Dom I take it Mr.astaphan is the only lawyer in the caribbean that get away with what you said above.

    Mr.Astaphan is a lawyer that walks in and out of each court house in the caribbean from Trinidad to Bahamas. So I take to mean all the JUDGES in all these jurisdictions are all corrupt.

    The caribbean Islands Judicial system is one of the most respected system in the world.

    If you can not have your way in court you are going to tarnish Mr.Astaphan name by writing all of these above nonsense.

    Deal with the facts….Thank you….

    • Papa Dom
      January 2, 2012

      Did I say he was the only one? All I am saying is why “I” have no confidence in the legal system. According to Mr Baron of the chronicle, there is a line, a very thin line between defending a client and active participation in wrong doing. If you believe like I do, that the government of Dominica is involved in improper governance, then tony’s behaviour as it relates to roosevelt skerritt crosses that line.

  5. Karma Chameleon
    January 2, 2012

    Until we Dominicans, and talk show hosts in particular, understand the difference between a fact and an opinion, the courts are going to be BUSY and lawyers going to make MONEY!!!

  6. observant
    January 1, 2012

    I hope Thompson did not bite off more than he can chew. Sometimes wonder what his motive is. Is it love for country or what. Is not like he can come back and leave here and still keep his wife who does not like her birth country.

  7. Anonymous
    January 1, 2012

    let bygons be bygons lets not count the chicken before they are hatched. be not afraid.

  8. pinnez
    January 1, 2012

    malaway suffering but yet these polititians have hundres of thousands of $ filing law suite against each other. so many students graduating from schools & colleges and cant find a job yet they have money squandering. it is apparrent that only the wealthy can survive in this corrupt country & the only time polititians are concerned about the citizens is when an election is approaching. :cry: :-| :( :(

  9. CuCuM's Best Friend
    January 1, 2012

    Hey Dr. Fountaine.
    I, and my best friend CuCuM wish you success in this New Year. May God richly bless you.

    From: CuCuM’s Best Friend :)

    • Best Friend
      January 1, 2012

      Dear Mr.CuCuM please be advised moral support is welcome but financial support is now need for a lawyer to fight his case. Please pledge what amount are you offering. We all love the Dr. Fontaine but no one opening their bank accounts.

      • Anonymous
        January 3, 2012

        Dear Parasite and Groveller: I think you need some more crumbs from your God Skerrit. Think he has a lot today, just a few days after Christmas.Guess he will open his doors to you. HURRY! sYCOPHANT!

  10. CHECK THIS OUT
    January 1, 2012

    I take time out to make the following statement. I have read on so many occasions on this board that Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan is doing things that are against or breaking the law.

    I therefore ask anyone with the proof that if he Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan has circumvent the justice and judicial system please report the matter to the OECS Justice Dept.

    I must say Anthony Astaphan is one of the bright intellectual barrister that roams the caribbean court houses with respect.

    People need to understand that Talk Shows are not court houses and therefore what is said on the radio may not always be the truth.

    In a court of law you need written,oral,documentary evidence to prove your case.

    The court of public opinion does not have any standards and therefore we must be very careful about what we say or do.

    The caribbean has produce so many bright lawyers, who has gone on to be Judges and Chief Justices all over the whole.

    I therefore would advised Dr.Fontaine and Q95 FM to try to get a good lawyer to help them with the law suit. As someone said before Barristers for this case will not come cheap.

    These are the facts.

    • Papa Dom
      January 2, 2012

      Those are not facts my friend, tony only wins because as one person said recently;”the legal profession lacks scholarship”. In the 21st century the court is about truth and not springing surprises or ambushing the trial, sadly in the case of tony that is all he seems to do and is allowed to get away with it. For example, these days disclosure is a very essential part of civil matters these day, this because as I said before, the court is about finding out the truth. What happened in skerritt’s case? The judge refused disclosure which would have helped in ascertaining the truth. As regards evidence, the rules of evidence have changed radically so that now no lawyer should be allowed to just claim that this evidence is not good evidence. All evidence no matter how obtained as long as it is relevant should be allowed once it voracity and authenticity can be ascertained. What we see happening is tony getting away with all these things and in some cases even lying to the court.

  11. the real truth
    January 1, 2012

    i hungry thompson doe feedin me. i starvin, tony doe feeding me. i thirsty, matt, angelo and lennox doe give me no water. i sick, skerrit, krazy and philsbert aaron doe never come hospital and see me. see all u fools arguin over people dat doe studyin all u. all of dem lookin out for their own pocket, a pachay sacway sot all u be.

    • Anonymous
      January 1, 2012

      I laugh at your comment,but i still gave it a thumb down, because you too are political.In fact everyone of us. BUT AT LEAST I LAUGHED!

  12. T
    January 1, 2012

    Can anyone tell me who paid money to Matt? For What? and HOw much?
    Dr Fontaine do not take any money please sir, otherwise we will fall out.
    HAPPY 2012 TO YOU DOCTOR !

  13. PRAY WARRIOR
    January 1, 2012

    I THINK FOR ONCE THE PM OF DOMINICA SHOULD STEP BACK AND TAKE A LONG LOOK AT THE SITUATION. MR PM YES YOU ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS,IS TONY ASTAPHANS REALLY MY FRIEND? DOES HE HAVE MY BEST INTEREST AT HEART? WOULD TONY CARE TO HOOTS FOR ME OR ABOUT ME IF A WAS THE LITTLE BEAR FOOT BOY FOR NOWHERE?MR PM I PRAY THAT YOU FIND OUT WHAT AND WHO TONY IS BEFORE IT’S TOO LAT. PEACE BE TO YOU MR PM.

    • CHECK IT OUT
      January 1, 2012

      Anthony Asataphan is a professional lawyer !!! what does that have to do with a poor boy from the countryside with no shoe???

      PRAY WARRIOR you need to grow up and stop being small minded. The world is a global village.

      This as much as Mr.Astaphan getting some of Dr.Fontaine money also.

      Mr.Astaphan I guess will be charging just like international standard lawyers a fee of 1/3 or 33%.

      This about a money for not talking or telling a factual statement.

      This not about friendship or class warfare.

      Get real Mr.PRAY WARRIOR. Thank you sir.

      • Caribbean Man
        January 2, 2012

        CHECH THIS OUT, or rather Tony Astaphan, we get the point!! Relax please, your moment is rapidly approaching. Wait!!

  14. CuCuM
    January 1, 2012

    I suspect there is a concerted effort by some people to stop the Patriot DR Thompson Fontaine from putting his name in the political hat in this country.
    You all can try as hard as you all can, but the honest, doctor and patriot will be involved in the political discourse,decisions and policies of Dominica in the near future.
    LOVE YOU DOCTOR, AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012.
    FROM CuCuM

    • real possie
      January 1, 2012

      U sound like a d**** broken record love u doc love u doc go love your family and start liking doc.

      • ....................
        January 1, 2012

        All You “LABOUR POWDER” people have a problem man. Leave the DOCTOR ALONE. LOVE YOU DOCTOR FONTAINE. HAPPY 2012.

      • Anonymous
        January 1, 2012

        LABOUR POWDER? I like that one!

  15. Big Tic
    January 1, 2012

    The Economic Citizenship Programme Should NOT and hopefully WILL NOT be stopped.
    It serves the Dominica economy/treasury well.
    We have the OK from all major Democratic Governments to keep it going. (show otherwise Thomson)

    I’ll be in court to hear and see Thomson (and his horde of ‘patriots’?) finally give us “poor and clueless” Dominicans the evidence that PM Skerrit, sold a passport to the Terrorist Dawood Ibrahim and enriched himself in the process.
    . . . The expats words will no longer be ‘the word of God’

  16. Anonymous
    January 1, 2012

    THE UWP SUPPORTERS ARE ANGRY!! :mrgreen:

    • January 2, 2012

      Those are the comments that make DOMINICANS look like a bunch of idiots for their a other folks that are not UWP supporters that need to hear from Skerritt instead of Tony so I would like you to think of the ISLAND and all its people and not an indevidual man but I guess you have to make sure your hand out is kept in place because if it stop coming you will become like those who are stuggling to make ends meet.

  17. Louis Bernard
    January 1, 2012

    In my view, the most disturbing thing about all this litigation initiated by Tony, is the manipulation of the justice system, by Mr Astaphan. In any society, the justice system should be impartial, independent, and possess sufficient integrity, free from individual as well as political manipulation. In Dominica and other OECS teritories, the obvious influence of certain individuals and politicians mkes a mockery of justice for the people of these Island States.
    It raises serious questions about the maturity of our jurists, as well as us as independent peoples, to progress in a stsgnant and sometimes retarded legal system that denies, and delays justice for the common person.
    We certainly are not sufficiently mature to have CCJ as our final arbiter of justice, and according to the ghief justicem who, by the way, is the most compelling case yet against the CCJ, admitting that the process takes too long, and that in some cases magistrates and first instance judges fail to provide reasons for their decisions, thus depriving aggrieved parties right of appeal. These are fundamental issues that our so called journalists shy away from, and some of our peusedo intellectuals, will not talk about. But in all of this Tony can depend o the court to come to his rescue by appointing and/or refering cases to mediation to save he and his clients face.
    BY Louis B, Robinson
    Patriot No 8

    • Louis Bernard
      January 1, 2012

      Please clarify and/or define “moderation” in the context of the post that is awaiting moderation.

  18. Layou
    January 1, 2012

    So why are they suing Q95? I am really trying to get this or rather, make sense of this. They are not suing Weekly Blitz where Fontaine got the information from, but they suing Q95 the medium where Thomson repeated it. Well well well, one day I must understand.

    • Anonymous
      January 1, 2012

      It is the duty of the radio stations to verify all information that it release,it can be news items,talk show,etc……

      As a matter of fact the station was also called to apologize. This is the standard use before you get suited. You must get a chance to say you are sorry and you are taking your words back.

      • Layou
        January 1, 2012

        nonsense.

      • Hmp
        January 3, 2012

        Talk show can talk what they want soon you’ll be on the street talking and somebody will sue your behind and tell you that you shouldnt have verified what you said before you said it. BS on a hot rock, Skerrit trying to silence dominicans wise up

    • Anonymous
      January 1, 2012

      LAYOU you can say all the nonsense you want,but the law is the law.

      You can not tarnish people names without the backup facts. Therefore if you have the facts the name can not be tarnish.

      I hope you understand that. Follow the laws of the land.

      That law goes for all of us.

  19. NO PEACE NO JUSTICE
    January 1, 2012

    That sue and taking to court of Thomson Fontaine by Skerrit and Tony is a joke similar to the one against Matt Peltier.This is just another way of Tony and Skerrit syphoning monies from the people.Open your eyes people and stop supporting Skerrit and Tony’s foolishness.

  20. FORKIT
    January 1, 2012

    lets see how fast the registra going to work at this case… lets see how long it is going to take to call…so we can compare it with the gon emmanuel and the passport case

  21. Rocks
    January 1, 2012

    I am not concern about Skerrit scare tactics on this one. I know Dr. Fontaine personally and he is a very well calculated man. He assesses and review things carefully before he concludes or comment on them. Although he is Dominican, he doesn’t have the small minded mentally like these Dominican politicians and most Dominicans overall. He is a big thinker and a big picture man. He starts with the end in mind. Therefore Dr. Fontaine is totally ready for this law suite and will win it hands down. Have you realize that Dr, Fontaine has been quiet on the issue except for the fact that he maintained that he will not apologize…The question is Skerro, are you ready for the counter suite?

    • Anonymous
      January 1, 2012

      The question is does he have the facts to prove his case? Are you willing to help him financially?
      This does not have to do with his personality!!!

      It comes down to is he telling the truth about a statement he made.

      We all know a lot of people but can not read their minds.

      • Papa Dom
        January 2, 2012

        Facts to prove what exactly? the only fact he has to prove is that he did not defame skerritt and this is clear, case close.If tony wants a share of skerritt’s wealth let him find anothe way to get it.

      • Rocks
        January 2, 2012

        Anonymous, did you read my comment? I know if things are not straight forward for some of you, you can’t understand it. Well to answer your question, “well calculated” and “starts with the end in mind” means that before Dr. Fontaine made any comments he new that there is a possibility of legal action against him and he would not make those statements if he did not have the evidence to back it up hence “starts with the end in mind.” I am not concern about Dr. Fontaine financial situation and neither should you.

  22. LOVE DA
    December 31, 2011

    Yes I said it just before christmas. I knew all along a radio station was going to get caught in a libel suit.

    The owner/owners of this station will now have to protect his/her Investment. He/she can not allow so call talk show host to just say what they want without proof.

    People are on this board saying they support Thompson but have yet to notice the radio station is in hot water if this case goes the PM way.

    I can tell you as of this day NICE RADIO STATION in St.Vincent may have to shut down soon. This station had the same problem Like Q95. This station is owning the PM of St.Vincent well over a $1,000,000.00ECD and they can not come up with the cash.

    Again it was Astaphan that did these cases in St.Vincent. The lawyers were from Trinidad and he won them. As a matter of fact the lawyers for the radio station have not got full payment as we speak.

    I feel hurt for the owner/owners of the radio station,but at the same time I can not yet understand why would a person with that type of investment(s), not look after it or protect the business.

    The station owner/owners must now look to secure a lawyer to advocate his/her case in the court of law. The price for these type of lawyers are not cheap,most time you are charge,1)the time spent in court per hour,2)time spent preparing the defendant brief,3)base on the value of the radio station..etc….

    This is a very expensive excise and there is no one on this board that will put his or her hand in the pocket to help the owner/owners.

    I hope from this day on people will call the radio stations and respect the opportunity given to them to make comments.

    At this time I will call on the government to take a look at the way RADIO LICENSES are given out. I would also ask that all TALK SHOW HOST to be LICENSED.
    Radio stations must have a 20 Second delay release button.
    Each talk show must have a PRODUCER,EDITOR and a RESEARCHER.
    The radio station must deposit between $250,000.00 to $1,000,000.00ECD to conduct a talk show. This money will be deposited at bank just in case there are any libel suit.

    I Know there are lotS of people on this board that will not approve of my idea but as I said before how many of them will enter their bank accounts to help THOMPSON or Q95.

    By the way Mr.Webmaster please be careful as to the statements you allow on this board.
    I am thankful to the opportunity you afford me to write my statements. I will always respect that and will never put you in any bad light.

    DNO ADMIN. have a great NEW YEAR…Thank you for all that you do for Dominica.

    • LOVE DA
      January 1, 2012

      If you are going to give my comment a negative rating, please add a reply comment as to why you think my contribution is unacceptable.

    • What-i-know
      January 2, 2012

      Great entry!
      In my opinion, close to 100% on the money.
      Expect negative comments from the majority of the people here because they don’t really care or respect facts.
      Sorry I can only give it 1 thumb up!

    • Papa Dom
      January 2, 2012

      Don’t be a donkey and repeat all that you hear tony say. If you were famaliar with the SVD situation you would know that the cases brought against are similar to the one brought against ian doglast. Theses cases have nothing to do with the governance of the country by its government. If persons are receiving passports then skerritt by his own admission is involved since he has the final say but that doesn’t mean that he can sue anybody in his personal capicity, for claiming that passports were issued to criminals.

    • Hmp
      January 3, 2012

      SWEET CHRIST SHUT UP GOSH (_X_)

      • Hmp
        January 3, 2012

        OH THATS TO THE LOVE DA GUY OR LADY WHATEVA…. YOU NEED FRIENDS TO TALK TO ********* COMMENT LONGER THAN THE STORY ITSELF.

    • January 3, 2012

      Your comments are full of holes and the sooner you come to grip with what’s going on on the ISLAND you will come to understand what is been discussed all arouind is the norm so ask yourself one question what or who is preventing Skerritt from coming to the nation to dispell the statements been made why is he so afraid why is he sending TONY ASTAPHAN to speak on his behalf what is it you all dont want to come out after all no matter how much you all try to hide their are so many leaks that should suggest to you that you dont have the people under you all control DLP is loosing support rapidly people are ask to look outside the box and I would suggest you do the same it’s about our ISLAND.

  23. Truth Seeker Too
    December 31, 2011

    You should carefully examine anything the WeeklyBlitz writes. The editor, Shoaib Choudhury, is a total scam artist and criminal. See this piece of investigative journalism on him by Brenda West in the New English Review. http://www.newenglishreview.org/Brenda_West/Unmasking_A_False_Friend_of_the_West%3A_Salah_Uddin_Shoaib_Choudhury/. He invents fake Internet people through which he spreads his poison and it is possible “Jeremy Sinclair,” supposedly living in Spain, is one of them.

    • Papa Dom
      January 1, 2012

      so this where tony did his investigations on choudhury, what a joke. Tony please you do not have the ability to do any kind of investigation on anybody, so please stop fooling the ignorant labourites.

    • FORKIT
      January 1, 2012

      the article is a very interesting one… if its true then why is this guy not in jail or dead, because muslims kill for smallest of infractions…
      another point to note is that when jeremy sinclaire gave evidence against ambrose george, it was gladly accepted and it caused his dismissal from the cabinet, but no one questioned about jeremy,he seemed like a hero..
      i suspect once you bring out allegations against the mighty one(skerrit) then the human shields kick-in…
      HAPPY HUNTING

    • Anonymous
      January 1, 2012

      Great observation my friend.You’re getting some thumbs down for bring out the truth, yet they say TF is speaking the truth. Great observation Truth Seeker.

    • Layou
      January 1, 2012

      So why is T.A singing his praises now. Of course there is some scam going on. Plugola and Payola.

    • Truth Seeker Too
      January 1, 2012

      I sent in this comment earlier and it was not posted. Maybe this time? I am not saying that Skerrit is either guilty or not guilty regarding the various allegations made against him. That is another matter. But his attorney, Astaphan, said something on December 30 that is inaccurate: “Weekly Blitz is a marginal fringe anti-Islamic publication in Bangladesh.” While the Blitz sometimes likes to hold itself out as anti-Islamist to fool the gullible West, it actually runs articles promoting the Caliphate (worldwide domination by Islam) and promoting the mad dictatorship of North Korea, which country works closely with totally Islamist Iran who threatens to nuke the West. Choudhury is simply a criminal, working any angle he can: extortion, swindling, shilling for terrorists. See this other article by Brenda West in Family Security Matters, http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.10043/pub_detail.asp.

  24. .
    December 31, 2011

    It all boils down to one thing. Bad governance by clueless,lazy, incompetent men, who put their pockets as the number one priority. Their goal is to silence those who are bold enough to point that out.

    • Anonymous
      December 31, 2011

      GARBAGE !!!!!! THIS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH BAD GOVERNMENT…..

      This about Thompsom and people looking for political power…..

      • ....................
        January 1, 2012

        @ Anonymous (The Idiot)! We have seen the honesty,integrity and Patriotism in him.Hence the reason why so many of us want him. We are in need of honest men and honest political leaders to save us from being a failed state. Do you understand that? Love You Fontaine!

      • .
        January 1, 2012

        @ Anonymous: Your ignoramus nothing else from bad governance can cause our passports to be in the hands of so many questionable people. GO TO SCHOOL AND LEARN SOMETHING.

  25. Little Big
    December 31, 2011

    Doh mess wif de TROLL!!

  26. show me the money
    December 31, 2011

    JEHOAH our GOD said love one another. where is the love we need to take a good look at the year ending, go into 2012 with a positive look on life, stop the hate for each other i know not every one will thing the way i am but Lord cant most of us see the signs of the time.

    • show me the money
      December 31, 2011

      JEHOVAH

  27. BLUE U
    December 31, 2011

    EVIL LEADERS

    • December 31, 2011

      We cannot have any peace in DOMINICA as long as Tony Astaphan speaking on behalf of a man who is called Skerrit who just cant speak directly to the people who elected him is it because he knows he’s not the PM because he didnt hold a DOMINICAN CITIZENSHIP when he contested the elaction and that he knows that he’s going to loose the case?

  28. show me the money
    December 31, 2011

    we need love in DA

  29. postman
    December 31, 2011

    MY DEAR DOMINICANS TOMOROW IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE YEAR PLEASE MY PEOPLE GO TO CHURCH AND ASK GOD MERCIES FOR OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY ASK HIM TO STOP THE FIGHT AND STOP THE HATE TOWARDS EACH OTHER AMEN

    • Papa Dom
      January 1, 2012

      Don’t be a fool! many persons have been doing just that for years now. It is fools like you you continue to perpetuate this evil on Dominica by your support for a man and a gov’t which is injuring the country.

    • FORKIT
      January 1, 2012

      no justice no peace, church cannot save us you can ask bj, bill,malzare,augustine, they all received some kind of monetary favour.

    • Stamp needed
      January 1, 2012

      I need a stamp to post my open letter of discontent to God himself.
      If he is so good and mighty why doesn’t he put a hand to this madness on our island.
      Strike the greedy, the opportunists, the lawyers( the nutty ones who got all the gifts at X-mas despite being nutty) Santa still brought them gifts knowing they were not good in 2011.
      So El postinor as we say in Italy get me a stamp to god.

  30. Fear No More people
    December 31, 2011

    Didn’t you all Dominicans listen to the press conference re. the suing of Fontaine? Skerritt is suing Fontaine and Q95 for broadcasting, through his lawyers?

    But strange enough, his lawyer Astaphan, when asked at the Press conference, why are you all not taking Weekly Blitz to court, claimed that Weekly Blitz is the least of his concerns. Didn’t Weekly Blitz do more harm to damage the image of Skerritt and his Govt.? Didn’t the article refer to the Govt. as a rogue Govt.? Could DNO explain to its readers WHY no suing of Weekly Blitz? Could somebody tell us WHY?

    Astaphan said that Weekly Blitz have apologised to them for printing the story. True or False?

    Dominicans, we are entering the New Year faced with serious problems. More Passport Sales, more sues and sues, outcome of dual citizenship case, ownership of villas, Emanuel vs Isidore case of alleged fraud, two cases of firebombing and a host of matters of Bad Governance. Meanwhile, Roseau is being swamped with Chinese businessmen and women. Construction projects awarded to Chinese construction workers, while Dominicans remain unemployed watching chinese construct state Palace. The economic and social development of the country in regression. Agriculture in decline. Crimes and violence on the rise. The future under that Skerritt-led Gov’t. looks bleak. A few are enriching themselves. The majority is catching hell.

    DNO would you please help us know in the past 10 Years:
    —- How many Dominican passports, including DIPLOMATIC ones, have been sold?
    —- How much $$$$$ have the Treasury received from those sales?
    —-How many foreigners and their names who have our diplomatic passports in their possession?
    —- What is the role of those foreigners with our diplomatic passports?

    Information should be available on such important National matters and DNO has the Right to seek, access, receive and impart vital info to its readers. The Constitution gives us that RIGHT. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights guarantee that RIGHT. The research findings should make interesting reading and would inform all of us as far as our properties(Dominica passports) and the sale of those are concerned. We all need to know. The people are too much in the dark about such affairs. We are waiting for the info DNO.

    • December 31, 2011

      Well stated and we hope that DNO will comply if they need help they should knock on Lennox Linton door because their is no doubt that Tony, Skerrit and their supports would like to shot him up but they cant We the people of DOMINICA cant move into 2012 still in darkness go out and get the responses to our questions.

    • Big Tic
      January 1, 2012

      Y do you find it ‘STRANGE’ that Skerrit and Tony are not interested in getting involved with an insignificant 2-bit tabloid news paper with no real agenda with regards to Dominica?
      Would you sue a known ‘character’ or drunkard who screams some obscene lie about you in public
      OR . . your political opponent trying to score points for himself by spewing out filth about you?

    • Hmp
      January 3, 2012

      I WISH I COULD GIVE YOU MILLIONS OF THUMBS UP!!!

      • Hmp
        January 3, 2012

        THATS TO FEAR NO MORE MY PPL.

  31. Belle beff
    December 31, 2011

    And off to the races they go.
    Act 1: they post up,eying eachother, their intention is to wrap the country in their Parrot culture debate , let’s see how much of our precious time they going to take.

  32. Honestly
    December 31, 2011

    I personally think that never in the history of this country has any politician let alone a Prime Minister been embroiled is so much mess. I am being very objective here in saying this as in one instance the PM’s lawyer claimed that “he made a mistake”, then over $500,000 of “bin bobol” money returned to the treasury with Tony Astaphans placing on the record (the binbobol should not have happened), Tony has also made a connection between Sopria Sighn and the PM in his one of his comments. Then the PM attempted to sue Matt and then through his lawyers initiated a settlement of sorts or rather sort to “retract” that same law suit, alledgely paying Matt’s legal cost. There are So many other such situations and MANY MORE to come. As a friend of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit I call on him to RESIGN in the Public’s Interest in light of ALL of these allegations and accusations. I am of the firm belief that, “WHERE THERE IS SMOKE THERE IS FIRE”. I make this call particularly against the back drop that whilst the PM and his associates cried “email hacking” in 2009, the same Prime Minister came TWO HOURS later to read his ELECTION DATE ANNOUNCEMENT speech VERBATIM (word for word) after it was read by a female voice 2 hours earlier. This is a clear indication that the emails circulated around that time alledgely came from the same source/means and therefore we have NO choice but to believe them since the PM’s famous speech confirmed their CREDIBILITY! We LABOURITES are not as foolish as we appear to be. We are just “watching” as things unfold for, truth trampled upon shall rise again!

    • pawol
      December 31, 2011

      All part of the opposition plan.

    • Big Tic
      January 1, 2012

      You are Skerrit’s ‘friend’ and you won’t ask Thomson to show the ‘fire’ through all the ‘smoke’ before you ask Skerrit to resign?
      Friends like you, no one needs!

      Its time that people realize that the expression “no smoke without fire” has constantly been manipulated by forces to discredit their opponents:
      they create the smoke, so their opponents ‘must’ have set the fire!

      • Honestly
        January 1, 2012

        A man of Mr. Skerrit’s calibre (a leader of any country) has ABSOLUTELY NO BUSINESS having himself embroiled is so many, “rogue activities” my friend. I am calling the PM to RESIGN amidst ALL the allegations not this one thing with Thompson Fountaine. Astaphans said, “the BINBOBOL should not have happened” and the PM acted rather IRRESPONSIBLY in handling this matter. The PM has claimed to receive gifts during his tenure as a public figure, in other words he has profited from him position and this to me is UNETHICAL and these assets should have been turned over to the state. Had he not been PM would Marina or Leo Emmanual care enough to “give him those properties”? The PM has flipped flopped on numerous issues and the very fact that he read an election speech word for word as it was read 2 hrs before his delivery, speaks VOLUMES and this has given CREDENCE to all the emails crirculating around about his alledged ownwership of VILLAS etc….. He LIED to the public about a $400,000 modest 3 bedroom house in his home town of Vielle Case and even promised to make public the approved plans. I have dealt with Skerrit and know well that there’s more to him than meets the eye! Roosevelt Skerrit I again call on you to resign in the public’s interest! In that a FULL SCALE investigation can be conducted into these allegations of MISCONDUCT in public office. The truth offends and *****, IT’S NONE OF MY DAMN BUSINESS IF YOU GET UPSET!

  33. eee
    December 31, 2011

    HAPPY 2012 to the Patriot THOMPSON FONTAINE..I RESPECT YOUR LOVE FOR DOMINICA. Keep on informing us as you have been doing.LOVE YOU DOC!!

    • goddess
      December 31, 2011

      STRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUPS…DOH GO AN LOOK FOR WORK FOR YOU TO DO AND KISS FONTAINE BEHIND..PHD HAVE ALL YOU BAZOODII ..NEVER SEE COME SEE…LETS SEE WHAT THE PHD DO FOR HIM IT COURT…SKERRO TO D WORLD!

      • ?????
        January 1, 2012

        TO ALL THE HATERS.. Love you DOC Fontaine!

  34. Pundit
    December 31, 2011

    My advise to the PM is to rethink his actions, particularly those advised by Tony Astaphan. He will be your demise. PJ had a lot of bad advisers some foreign and all the local Arabs and look at him today.

  35. ANDREW'
    December 31, 2011

    ANDREW HAS DIRECTED HIS SILLY STAFF TO DELETE D/CANS POSTS WHICH OPOSES THE GOVT.
    tHIS GUY BETTER CHECK HIMSELF AND RETURN TO HIS LAND. LENNOX WAS DEPORTED FRM ANTIGUA WHY IS ANDREW STILL ON ISLAND. THIS GUY SHOULD BE PLACED ONA PIPWEE AND DUMPED ON JA LET HIM GO BACK AN EAT ARKEE WITHOUT SALTFISH.HE BEGAN EATING BETTER UPON ARRIVING HERE. HE HAS TO THE GULL TO WANT TO TELL US WHAT TO WRITE BOUY! BOWAY FROM HERE.

    ADMIN: We appreciate your comment, but in fairness to Merrick Andrews, he is no longer the owner of DNO. DNO respects the opinions of all contributors but we receive hundreds of comments daily and must review each comment before it appears on the site. We acknowledge that due in part, to the volume of comments received, there has been a bit of a delay in the posting of comments over the last few days. However, we promise to do our best to post comments as quickly as possible and to improve the website overall.

    • Gods child
      December 31, 2011

      so admin. who is the owner of DNO

      ADMIN: a local company called Duravision Inc.

      • Layou
        January 1, 2012

        This is what happened when people listen to only one news station. The sale of the site was reported on the news a few weeks ago, but I do not think that there was an article on the site itself.

    • !!!.
      January 1, 2012

      Who is the rightful owner of DNO,is it the Government of Dominica?…The People should,and have a right to know…..Tell us all the persons who owns “Duravision Inc.”…

      • !!!.
        January 1, 2012

        Does the Govt.,any member or members of Govt..or any member of the Labor Party owns any share(s),or are part owner of “Duravision Inc.”?

        ADMIN: In the interest of transparency, we can tell you that Tim Durand is the principal shareholder of Duravision Inc, which effectively makes him the owner of DNO. Neither the Government nor ANY political party or politician, is involved in DNO. For those of you, our valued readers, who may not have noticed, our new slogan is: “INDEPENDENT.IMMEDIATE.TRUSTED”

  36. skerro everyone
    December 31, 2011

    first prime minister i see in mess like that sueing people .u should show us the french passport in court an dstop hiding the truth from dominca

  37. DANZIGER
    December 31, 2011

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL DOMINICANS AND ALL STRANGERS LIVING IN DOMINICA NOT FORGETTING OUR PM. JAH GUIDE US IN THE COMING YEAR.

  38. So Sick & Tired
    December 31, 2011

    Question please, why is this a personal lawsuit when the claims in the lawsuit were made against the Government? is Skerrit the Government of Dominica?

    • Truth Seeker
      December 31, 2011

      Still so ignorant? Go research TheDominican.net. You will see where Mr. Fontaine accuses the PM himself of being directly involved in selling passports. Hence the “personal lawsuit” to clear his – and by inference Dominica’s name, since he also doubles as the sitting PM.

      • So Sick & Tired
        December 31, 2011

        Thanks for your reply, are you privy to the documents that were filed? have you seen them? I have! So who is the ignorant! Oh so he was selling the passports like codfish from his personal shop?I see!

  39. So Sick & Tired
    December 31, 2011

    Bring it ON! For the person who wrote that article, I think you got it wrong, it should have been if Tony & Skerrit were bluffing. Thomson called their bluff, remember, it was they who initiated this Smoke and Mirrors)law suit. This my just be their Achilles heel.. This one is going ALL the way. No mediation! Bring it on!!!

    • goddess
      December 31, 2011

      JUST WATCH HOW YOU GO EAT YOUR VOMIT…I GO BE DERE TO LOL AT YOUR @SS!!!

    • Layou
      January 1, 2012

      I thought the same.

  40. ANDREW'
    December 31, 2011

    ANDREW WHERE’S MY POST? SEE ANOTHER REASON TO DEPORT YOU WHEN THIS MADNESS STOPS.

    ADMIN: Another reminder that Merrick Andrews no longer owns DNO and the delay we’ve been experiencing in posting comments over the past two days, is now under control. So, if your comment is fit for publication, it will soon be published.

    • Candid
      December 31, 2011

      This is really uncalled for. It also shows that you are not up to date current affairs as it pertains to DNO. DNO, is now a locally owned media link. The owner is a veteran in every aspect of local journalism. rest ashored, you will begin to see some very positive things happening on here. Please read the credits at the entrance of the home page and you will get an idea as to who is the new owner now. Now on the issue of deporatation, we all are Caribbean people, Andrews has not committed any wrongs that we are aware of which merrits him a deportation.
      Now take a chill pill.

      DNO, can you kindly post a suggestion section we can all give you our opinions on the things we would like to see done on here etc as it pertains mt making DNO, a more dynamic local news site.????

      ADMIN: Thank you for words of confidence and encouragement. Your suggestion is already high on the priority list of features to be introduced very shortly.

    • googoo doll
      January 1, 2012

      so who is?

      • oooo
        January 1, 2012

        Tim Durand

    • As it should
      January 1, 2012

      thanks. it was time he mae his exit.

  41. love da
    December 31, 2011

    how Dominicans can allow the pm to use taxpayers money to fund his case.that is maddess,i believe the people should take him to court for using their money carelessly.

    Admin: Astaphan did say during the news conference that the case would not be paid for by the Dominica treasury.

    • Truth Seeker
      December 31, 2011

      Another mis-informed, misguided comment. Tony Astaphan made it clear that the cost for bringing this matter to court will in no way be underwritten by the Dominican people through the Treasury.

      Get the facts, people, and stop this inclination to muddy things with Skerrit attached to them.

      • December 31, 2011

        Are they going to take the money from the selling of the PASSPORTS to pay TONY and the Courts people use you brains it’s something GOD put in all of us And yes Skerrit is a one man GOVT all the other men/women are dummies they are like dry trees standing tall put in place to serve and protect one man.

      • Langsal
        January 1, 2012

        whoa,skerrit getting a financial conscience, that is an amazingly good sign.. how can you trust what tony say when he said sekko coming back soon and ian douglas cannot read properly when it was he who gave a false document on edo for ian to read…
        right now all i want to know is who they steal 8 million dollars from. bring de mano lawsuit. that is why i cannot get a decent increase when people praising their god(skerro)

      • concerned
        January 1, 2012

        our negative comments were necessary as merrit was BBC. obnoctious as linton.
        So it is deemed necessary to say hold up on tis carribbean people bull crap. yes we are but these suckers have to have respect for national situation.
        Case in pt. I personally had my beef with lennox Linton yrs now.I listen every saturday sun or rain.My wife fails to comprehend my position. I dislike the man’s attitude but respect his work and abilities. Reason why I listen religiously. I listen to the information not the messenger.If for some fait of luck we could combine efforts DA would be blown literally out of the planet.

      • curve
        January 1, 2012

        u know thats not true nothing comes uot of tony *** mouth is true

    • Tutut
      January 1, 2012

      But Admin you yourself joking man. Astaphans said? tony is somebody to quote and believe too. Either way Dominicans will be paying for it, where is the passport money? Treasury never paying, but ask the staff about those rushed invoices and then come back and say treasury not paying. Skerrit knows his business and no amount of lawsuit will change the FACTS that he is up to no good

  42. Tutut
    December 31, 2011

    is behind suit that have suit. All who give money and passport useless to them because they can’t invoke diplomatic immunity they will sue too, but with laws of the street, the only way the know how. Tanto tanto, all you will wish all you had taken heed of Thompson.

  43. ?????
    December 31, 2011

    The tax payers of the island should be concerned. In a poor country like Dominica, tax payers money should be put into better use.

    Admin: Again, another reminder that Astaphan did say that the law suit was being brought personally by Mr. Skerrit and would not be paid for by tax payers.

  44. Historie
    December 31, 2011

    happy new year eh boy.

  45. sleek
    December 31, 2011

    watch your thoughts for the become words.watch your words because the become actions.watch your actions beause they become a habits,watch your habits,for they become you character.watch your character it becomes your destiny.mr.fontaine hope your watch your character of hate and jealousy or we might just find a shameful destiny

  46. Doc. Love
    December 31, 2011

    I WOULD LIKE DNO ADMIN TO LISTEN TO THE NEXT LEVEL SHOWS OF THE DLP EVERY TUESDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS ON KAIRI RADIO.IT IS A FACT THAT A SENIOR CITIZEN WHO CALLS HERSELF MAMMY REFERS TO DOMINICANS AS COCKROACHES.ON THAT SAME SHOW IT IS A FACT THAT TONY ASTAPHAN CALLS DOMINICANS NAMES LIKE,ALIBABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES,SCANVENGERS,RETARDED,JUST THE LAST SHOW HE INFORMED DOMINICANS THAT HIS WIFE HAD ASKED HIM TO APOLOGISE FOR CALLING DOMINICANS RETARDED AND HE DID.I SAY ALL THIS BECAUSE WHENEVER I REPEAT THOSE VERY SAME DEROGATORY COMMENNTS AS SAID BY TONY ASTAPHAN,MY COMMENTS ARE DELETED BY DNO.

    • real possie
      December 31, 2011

      God doc i wont call u any names but some times u need to be called names.Let me get this u want them to go listen to another news feed to justify what u want to post on thier website i think thats being bold, if u have to call people names to get your points across my boy u in a bad spot.

  47. Morihei Ureshiba
    December 31, 2011

    8) So many attacks on freedom of speech, when will Dominicans start to sue the Govt!

  48. Jacky chan
    December 31, 2011

    Now that they have forged a victory in the dual citizenship saga tony and his deceivers are moving forward with their case. A defence lawyer can explain the delay and profess confidence after claiming that he spoke to the judge. Hmmmmm.
    Why would someone who maybe booted from the office due to fraudulent actions be considered credible in the pending lawsuit. Thompson ‘s lawyer would have a full day with that. Tony knows the result thus the reason why he is moving forward with the case.
    Never thought we experience such level of corruption in dominica

  49. Layou
    December 31, 2011

    Did Thomson really started it, or did he read it from Weekly Blitz and repeated it on the radio. I don’t know how this work but all Thomson has to say is that he was reading from a public newspaper. maybe someone can explain.

    • Met Yo
      December 31, 2011

      Don’t worry your head. Thomson did not repeating nothing from any Weekly Blitz. Weekly Blitz along with other persons all did their own independent investigations. Thomson has his info, Weekly Blitz has alot (but was bought), and the others are still in the process of tying everything nicely before breaking the news.

    • Peeping Tom
      December 31, 2011

      Lol, Layou!!! Sorry, it just does not work this way. Ah wah! If you see or hear something and you are not sure about it NEVER repeat it.

      • Layou
        January 1, 2012

        Then there will never be news because this is how most news are related, even in the major news networks. So why is it any different in Dominica.

    • Concern
      December 31, 2011

      Don’t under estimate Thompson. I sure the man knows what he is doing. It will be of interest to see the showdown…only one will be victorious

  50. da
    December 31, 2011

    all lairs have to defend themselves you know if he know he didn’t do anything wrong it would never bother them what who ever say..but when a theft a gossiper and a lair do something bad they have to do something to defend themselves so going to court is just a gimmick…they know the court is always on their side..the walls of Jericho had fall so will the wall that surround you all will fall one day too.

    • Observer
      December 31, 2011

      I think you will find that this is not about a man defending himself it’s more about defending the good name of Dominica.

      • Honestly
        December 31, 2011

        If such is the case then let Dominica pay for the suit!

    • betty
      December 31, 2011

      u a so right shame they shame

    • ??
      December 31, 2011

      so eddo was a liar that defended himself and win?

  51. Papa Dom
    December 31, 2011

    It is still not clear to me what exactly thompson is being sued for. Could someone get a copy of the documents filed and post it on the internet so we can see?

    • real possie
      December 31, 2011

      U playing papa dumb now.

      • Papa Dom
        December 31, 2011

        what is your point? I am asking because my senses of how thing are supposed to work doesn’t indicate to me that this is a real suit.

      • real possie
        December 31, 2011

        @ papa this been going on for months now theres nothing to get just sit back relax and enjoy the ride it will be fun alot will come out.Stop trying to be smart u been on here to long now to ask that.

      • Little Big
        December 31, 2011

        Papa Dom turn Dotish!

  52. December 31, 2011

    SO LAW SUIT IS THE TING NOW IN D.A YEH,I MOST CAREFULL WHEN I COME HOME,I CAN’T AFFORD TO BE SUITED.

  53. Who vex loss
    December 31, 2011

    I/we just need a few good men & women to take over the bloody country ,deal with these morally/mentally ill inividuals. We need to behead/capitulate literally or figaratively depending on the situation lol!then we can reslove the immigration issues,mercantilism (imposed) the corruption,take care of the greed epidemic (D/can Greed)the opportunists more so those lawyers who keep crossing sides to their delite. Put them away forever notrial necessary.Violation of right are vital to bring about change of the overtly corrupt and boy are they not. We need no explanation from them.Whe I wasa youth and heard of Idi Amins treatment of certain groups in his country it seemed (then absurd) but 30 odd yrs later I see it as a necessary evil to end the evil itself.Sister Shirley out htere somewhere always express taking back our country from the Rouges (rogues). personally Rouges is putting in the mildest form. It’s to good a word for these scruppless beings.I am or rather refuse to describe em as social or human beings.
    Going after Fountaine is a clear and current manifestation of the their evil deeds.Th GNO emmanuel issue is being swept under the carpet.They wish it ain’t going there to huge to be covered by carpet.The bobols the passport sales moniessold to crooks from barbarian from eastern European states cannot be ignored either. Some times corruption is like a cancer it spreads so quickly no oncologist can treat it, only death. So this moral cancer needs to be put to sleep permanently.By any means available.We may not like the paths open to us as the court manifests certain inclines.
    D/cans may be not used to new methods but new options need to be implimented to curb the spread of the cancer of immorality.
    Mamo introduced non conventional methods of silencing those who we threats to her regime.
    Does the name captain Newton ring a bell? Those over 45+ – certainly do.
    It has come to the point where Mamo’s methods will have to be considered from the opposite end.
    Happy new year with tangible economic,political and social results.

    • As it should
      January 1, 2012

      My sentiments also.
      I hope to be here next year at his time for the year in review programme on all media.
      The biggest event of the year.
      Former P.M of DA RMS and his cabinet(all) have been imprisoned for crimes while in office.The new revolutionary council of Dominica took such action outside the judicial system.There was no trail. All were arrest at numerous places and times.All ports were secured even coast lines.
      The Council announced their is no possibility of parole now nor in the future as long as the concil is in charge.
      More news stories for 2012………………………………..

  54. True to DA
    December 31, 2011

    SKERRIT needs to concentrate on fixing the Criminal Justice System on the island rather than trying to use it. My guess is that it is in his best interest to use it while it is so badly broken so he can win something from those pseudo lawyers and judges in Dominica who don’t seem to remember what they taught them in law school. JUST LOOK AT THE AMOUNT OF HARD CORE CRIMINALS ON THE STREET IN DA AND GET A HINT. FRIVOLOUS LAWSUIT…get out of the kitchen if you cannot stand the heat. Look at the amount of allegations that are being made about Barack Obama in America. Do you think he has the time and the scoop down low mentality to challenge every one who says something that he does not like? No. Because his energy is channelled into finding solutions to the issues facing his country and addressing them. Why is Skerrit trying to use taxpayers money to pay Tony Astaphan to defend him against individuals exercising their freedom of speech in matters that are important for the citizens to know about?

    • Just Saying ...
      December 31, 2011

      Really? ….. What, b/c he is PM, he has no rights to defend himself?

      From my observations of my classmate Thompson behavior, he has been reckless in his writings and speech.

      The courts are the right forum for this matter.

      • True to DA
        December 31, 2011

        Yes…because he is the P.M. As a public figure, he is subject to questions regarding his integrity, criticisms and allegations from all sources and he cannot govern effectively if he spends so much time researching every source of the above to sue at taxpayers expense. Is that what he was elected to do? His blood is too close to his skin, he is too narrow minded and he does not display leadership qualities. He clearly needs to use better judgement and problably find a more capable attorney than Tony Astaphan who can provide better guidance on matters regarding allegations from CONCERNED CITIZENS. Dominicans here and abroad do have the right to question actions by government officials and their response is to prove that they are credible leaders not by filing lawsuits but by effective leadership. I am left to question Tony’s motive for ill advising the P.M. What is he after?

      • Nahtty
        December 31, 2011

        @True to DA the answer to your question is simple. Tony Astaphan engages in public humiliation of Skerrit through ill advise which results in demise of prime ministership of Skerrit. They say keep your friends close and your enemies closer. I hope somebody taking note. To DA massive it is said mama mange raisin dents zahfants glasse (mother eat grapes children teeth stain). I hope we doh eat them grapes….

    • betty
      December 31, 2011

      u right if he cant take it get out

      • T
        December 31, 2011

        He was also a classmate of mine, and i respect him highly for his truthfulness,and careful,measured and reliable information he disseminates to all of us.I LOVE HIM FOR THAT!

  55. anonymous
    December 31, 2011

    mr doh tired waste tax payers money. he is child want to give talk and cannot take.

  56. Chakademus
    December 31, 2011

    The entire economic citizenship program stinks. Time for it to go! We should be embarrassed as a people to have our birthright cheapened like that, sold for a few dollars. Where is our pride, where is our dignity as Dominicans?

  57. December 31, 2011

    Smoke is smoke and a vol-le is a vol-le and a sou-ti-weh is a sa-kweh vol-le. pj and oj wereyoung men and eddo was naive and roozy and pero were ?? eol was a faithful man and not a political fool. skero please please remember you are a young man too, in dat theres no love and see how u look old for ur age mamo was d only looking good and real pm . skero u are doing good for da but someing is not right what is it i dont knw . god is real and d devil is still there.

  58. Anonymous
    December 31, 2011

    Time to stop this madness

  59. ?
    December 31, 2011

    COME UP PEOPLE WE NEED TO COME TEGETHER AND UNITE AS A PEOPLE WAT ALL THIS SUING AND SUING IS ALL ABOUT IS TIME FOR YOU ALL FINISH WITH ALL DAT NONESENSE ITS A NEW YEAR LETS LIVE IN LOVE PEACE AND UNITY NO FIGHTING AND NO SUING

  60. wolf
    December 31, 2011

    here we go again!!!

  61. ha ha ha
    December 31, 2011

    HA, HA, HA…………… :mrgreen:

  62. apache
    December 31, 2011

    i am supporting no politician nor roro talk,but if that is the way to get the truth,let’s get it out.dominicans it’s time to stop tearing each other apart.you beleive when other nationas hear these talks ,they are going to exclude the one doing ths report?NO.we are all dominicans and in the same boat.uwp or dlp:if it comes to ridiculising, we are on the same level for the outside world.stop hurting our country.lovely dominica,isle of beauty:does this mean anything to you.the flag that you wave do you respect that.who wrong must pay.dominicans living in foreign are often targeted on these issues.politics seems to be a game for certain people.who win lose and who lose win.if there is progress let us support,if there isn’t let us contribute to make it progress;but please for the love of the country stop this assassination of one another.JEFF JO SANG:MAINS DANS LA MAINS:HAND IN HAND.JAH BLESS DOMINICA.

  63. CuCuM
    December 31, 2011

    DR FONTAINE: Keep on informing us of what is happening doctor.
    Your love and loyalty for Dominica is unquestionable.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU DOC!
    HOPE WE WILL HEAR FROM YOU SOON!
    FROM CuCuM

  64. %
    December 31, 2011

    DR Fontaine the thousands of Dominicans who are suffering to barely survive in this corrupt country are on your side 1000 000 000%.. LOVE YOU DOCTOR!
    This Christmas was the worst one ever,since i have living in Dominica. LONG LIVE DR FONTAINE !

  65. Donald Tusk
    December 31, 2011

    Thompson i know u as a honest Dominican, u love your country dearly, and it must have hurt u to reveal the passport ordeal, u have my support on this one bro. :-D

  66. Anonymous
    December 31, 2011

    let the chips fall where they have to.

    • observing dominican
      December 31, 2011

      be careful they don’t fall on skewo’s head too heavy ehh

  67. weee
    December 31, 2011

    GOOD, TIME AND ALL.

  68. wizzzz
    December 31, 2011

    I want to see now if d BIG MOUTH fountain can flow now “your batchh” lol lol

  69. tiny
    December 31, 2011

    Oh wow hope this ends soon…Thomas fountain…to beso confiden.you must be recieving information from an inside man ..from someone who is not invoved I hope…are you going to surprise skerrit with that witness…cant wait for this to unfold ….

  70. just woundering
    December 31, 2011

    let the game begin

  71. carib child
    December 31, 2011

    Edison James and them start to sue man, so we going to sue black is white. :-D :lol: :)

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