Dominica Calypso Association President adds his voice to Hunter controversy

Kelvin “Ras Kelly” Williams

Having the the lyrics of a song written on the palms of a calypsonian’s hand during a perforamance is not an offense President of the Dominica Calypso Association, Kelvin “Rass Kelly” Williams, has said.

He was responding to allegations that Hunter had written some of the lyrics of his song on the palm of his hands and had read them during a performance at the Calypso semi finals recently.

It is a charge that Hunter has stoutely denied.

According to Williams, a calypsonian himself, the video of the performance has to be reviewed in order to ascertain whether the allegations are true or not. “We have to look at the complete tape because me having a song on the palm of hand, that is not an offense,” he said. “You have to probably read it and if I have it on the palm of my hand, well probably with the intention …but during the song I probably never got the chance or the need to, I just cannot say, hey those allegations are true …we will have to look at it.”

He said if Hunter was found to be reading from his palm, it would be left to him to deal with it. “If we notice that the Hunter is reading from his hand, of course it would be left to him, we would let him sit and he and his conscience to deal with it,” Williams noted.

Williams blamed the politics in calypso and the lack of objectivity for the entire brouhaha. “Because we have access to the radio we blow everything out even before we know what went on,” he remarked. “Its unfortunate if at all it happened …I would be hurt a bit if at all that’s what went on…”

He pointed out that in all competitions performers try to bend the rules but insisted the complete tape must be reviewed and examined.

He also told DNO that the DCA would be view the original footage sometime today to ascertain the facts and determine whether Hunter had in fact cheated.

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95 Comments

  1. Dominican
    February 3, 2013

    show me your company I will tell you who you are, take a walk under or climb the Hunter’s new family tree and you will understand where he learned to lie and cheat
    Hunter should be ashamed of himself

  2. positive mind
    February 1, 2013

    They should just band carnival PERIOD!! The Island needs a REVIVAL!!!!

  3. Miami Massive
    January 31, 2013

    It is indeed refreshing to see that there is someone else out there with a brain. He should be disqualified !!!!!!!!! This is a high stakes competition.

  4. Dominican by birth
    January 31, 2013

    Ghost you toooooooo bias if it was DICE, BOBB or SOUL PUSS i wonder what you would say…it would not have enough water in Dominica to wash them wrong is right when it suits you all

  5. Looking in
    January 30, 2013

    Ras, what are you really saying? I am so confused.

  6. Disappointed Fan
    January 30, 2013

    The more Hunter speaks, the tighter the web of lies he weaves .. Hunter, if it is that you have been performing the song since in December and then at the tent.. and you know the song sooooo well..why was it necessary for you to write the lyrics on your palm???

  7. creole queen
    January 30, 2013

    eben look it

  8. creole queen
    January 30, 2013

    Eben way papa zot pa feb

  9. /////////..
    January 30, 2013

    It was not a walk through for dice this year with his same melody over and over again. Sooooo they want Hunter out, Hunter has two very very strong songs. Getting him out of the way is what they want. POLITICS AGAIN. I myself want a child but I will have to check those host for them to tell me about the artificial insemination. Why they did not bring it on the air?

  10. Not a herd follower
    January 30, 2013

    I do not understand what Ras Kelly is saying. Like Hunter, he is not clear. There is a lot of ambiguity in what both gentlemen say. They both add to the public’s confusion about the matter. Ras Kelly, please state with clarity what’s the Calypso Association’s official position on calyposians reading their songs from their palms or paper while performing the songs. Please,Mr. President

  11. Asterix
    January 30, 2013

    Ghost will never go against Hunter because Hunter is one of the calypsonians who voted against Ian “Jacko” Jackson and supported the reienstatement of Ghost as president of the DCA, a position Ghost has enjoyed for so many years without elections.

  12. Wey
    January 30, 2013

    Who paid Ghost to make himself sound so foolish in public? It is plain that the man was cheating yet Kelly is saying that is not cheating. What are these calypsonians setting for our children?

  13. Court of Public Opin
    January 30, 2013

    Mr. Williams since you support wrong doing in the society, we the people have found you to be an incipid and incapable of running the calypso association of dominica and therefore we are calling on your immediate resignation!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Fair
    January 30, 2013

    Kelly stop closing your eyes when you are singing then you will be able to truth of the matters that arise in the calypso arena. You to dotish. Whatever you are consuming that is blinding you from the truth then stop ingesting it.

  15. Eh Eh
    January 30, 2013

    Ghost,on what planet are you? From your nick name and the solution you have to the crisis that Hunter created then surely you are on Planet of the Dead.

  16. rescue 911
    January 30, 2013

    illegal prime minister ,illegal president i want to be the first illegal calypso king .

  17. Allu
    January 30, 2013

    But I find Ras Kelly think is down I ill get the 70 dollars for the show. Well bump that, I will hold my money. I not going to show.Ras Kelly to damn condescending.
    And To think he singing a song I love. Well Ras kelly as the queen of soul say r-e–s-p-e-c-t for the paying public. I not coming to ur show for free for you to take that kind of attitude.

  18. Malgraysa
    January 30, 2013

    A storm in a teacup. I’m far more interested in the details of the agreement Matt struck with the P.M. He did promise to tell us….I’m still waiting!!

  19. G
    January 30, 2013

    I don’t think this is a conspiracy against Huntyer at all. Hunter had the lyrics to his song written on his hands. Did he use them? We do not know the answer to that but the intent in such a case is enough to serve due punishment. Like someone mentioned earlier, when doing an exam, you are not punished or exiled when cheating, but you are exiled or punished just with intent. A piece of paper, a hint, notes, a whisper categorize you as cheating. Hunter as a grown man should own up and step down. As an elite calypsonian it is shameful. I have nothing against Hunter, I enjoy his music and respect him as a calypsonian but that was dead wrong and he deserve to be punished accordingly.

  20. web
    January 30, 2013

    The hunter was not telling the truth when asked the question,.He said it was some figures he had written down there.. :-D

  21. kaiso fan
    January 30, 2013

    What nonsense ghost talking dere nah. The association have to take a decision and disqualify hunter for cheating,it cannot be left to hunter’s conscience to do the right thing. Question for ghost: Can a calypsonian show up with lyrics to his song on a piece of paper and have it in his hands during a competition? Stop tryig to look for loop holes to make what hunter did right. why some calypsonians get away with so much and others are crucified. To the calypsonian that came out number 10 at the semis I say to you contest any decision that is taken to keep hunter in the competition.

  22. January 30, 2013

    Hello Mr Williams you are the president and you are condoning this type of behavior . Why didn’t you tell us if there are any rule which prohibits this type of cheating because you are in a position to know the rules. Any honest and open minded person can see what Hunter did was wrong. Based on the article I can tell that you do not see anything wrong with what Hunter did but can you explain that to the other contestants.

  23. truth
    January 30, 2013

    Sorry DNO but this article is poorly written

  24. Anonymous
    January 30, 2013

    So according to this article writing lyrics on hands is not an offense but it reach Matt this morning and breaking news islandwide like Hunter cheated?

    I smell LAWSUIT. Defamation of character!

    Hunter hire Tony! :mrgreen:

  25. Standfast
    January 30, 2013

    Anyway folks, some of the most highly regarded public speakers use teleprompters..Obama etc and Bands including Bon Jovi , Bruce Springsteen uses up to four during live performances..that doesn’t change the energy, the spirit, and the passion with which they deliver..so if it’s not an offense in the books, what the fuss about..

  26. Watch Dog
    January 30, 2013

    So Ghost to use your logic, if you write the answer to a question on the palm of your hand and enter an examinations room and of course when you are caught you will be kicked out of the exams room and disqualified. So your argument will be “We’ll I did not use the words written on my hand because there was no need to since I remembered the answer from my head and had no use for the answer written on my palm”

    Let’s see how far you would get with this.

  27. Hate ignorance
    January 30, 2013

    Ras kelly if u say its not an offense according to the rules of the association then why didn’t you use that technique for all the years when you were forgetting your songs. you should have written it in your boths hands and keep your eyes open to read it while you on stage , by now you would have already been crown king . One message from that fiasco is that birds of a feather flock together . Well red birds if u get the message. hmmmmm same cheating behavior no wonder their water bag bursting so . lol

  28. sweets
    January 30, 2013

    Hunter even after seeing the picture of your hand and I could make out the words I still gave you the benefit of “the doubt” but after I heard your explanation on matt this morning I threw in the towel..it was clear that you cheated or attempted to cheat…DO THE NOBEL THING..STEP DOWN WITH AN APOLOGY..a fan will always be a fan; I still think you filled with promise don’t let your fans down…be a role model..APOLOGISE N STEP DOWN…

    • sweets 1
      January 30, 2013

      I did not here his explanation but seeing the writing in the palm of his hands this is not to do with he being treasurer…definitely someting to do with song lyrics. Like you said he should do the noblest thing – step down.

  29. Eyes of De West
    January 30, 2013

    Ras kelly in the finals too just like hunter so he cant say anything against him. this is pure dishonesty. If dice was caught doing this we wouldn’t hear the end of this. Look at his hand again, its the beginning of one of the verses. This is not the first time that this talk has come up about hunter. If this is not cheating then all calypsonians should come on stage with a copy of their songs o paper and look to it when ever they feel that they need to.You are supposed to remember your song, not read it through the performance.

    • Ideall
      January 30, 2013

      but how can he be president and be a competitor, he should not be competing, isnt this a conflict off interest, correct me if i am wrong but does anybody else see my point? let me know

      • Anonymous
        January 31, 2013

        Every calypsonian is (should I say “should be”) held to the established judging criteria. He is not a judge, as far as I know. Does he hold any sway over the judging? Is he, as President of the organization, involved with selecting the judges for the competition? If the answer to that is yes, then he should be barred from taking part, because implicit in that responsibility is the matter of bias – unless there is some objective and transparent set of expectations for picking the judges.

  30. Real talk
    January 30, 2013

    We need to check every calypsonian pocket to see if they have paper in their pocket

    • ??
      January 30, 2013

      why Check:

      1. if its not an offence to write the words to your song
      2. how does a calypsonian remove a piece of paper from his pocket on stage during a performance and start reading his lyrics from it?

    • Cruzian
      January 30, 2013

      Nonsense…!! Smfh… #SmartDominicans#..Pffft

  31. A friend
    January 30, 2013

    i am very surprise at matt pelier. he tried to have the guy implicate himself. this is said and unfortunate. i have known hunty for years and have utmost respect for him. the guy is an ambassador to the police for and country by extension. some people have a problem because of their political persuasion. we are human being, we have feelings. why try to destroy a man who has given twenty years to the art form, locally, regionally and need i say internally. hunty we, will stand by you. we will prove our skeptics wrong on the night of the 9th of February. i always no, he who has no fault cast the first stone.

    • I Die Nah
      January 30, 2013

      Bondieu hoye, Dominica have maddness rampant man. So because the man taking part in kaiso 20 years and is police we Matt and the public can’t tell him when he wrong, but if an 17 year old is found with a spliff in his backyard and the police haul him before the courts, DNO or Matt call his name, we washing our tongues on that person for the rest of our lives. Is so den?

    • Yang Fui
      January 30, 2013

      What happen to condemning wrong doing. You are sounding so ignorant and arrogant.

    • aye
      January 30, 2013

      @ a friend. Your idiotic statement have me thanking God for idiots like you who make me feel Intelligent.

  32. Tok
    January 30, 2013

    Ras Kelly NONESENSE YOU SAYINGG!! It is a competition for God sake!! Best you tell calypsonians from now on to come on stage and sing from a paper!! Jeez.. come on man. Because is Hunter den!? Stupes…

  33. Red-Antz
    January 30, 2013

    Like Kelly say, all that is politics in calypso. one man with a political agenda want to monopolize Dominica’s calypso and hunter not singing to the beat of that drum so forces have been against him for a long time now. That issue is just controversey to send Hunter into the finals already at a disadvantage with the masses.

  34. Anonymous
    January 30, 2013

    Ghost is right .writing word on your hand or having paper in your pocket is not an offence using these reading from any paper or his hand that’s when hero has cheated.so don’t show us small clips and tell us the man cheat show us everything

    • Anonymous
      January 30, 2013

      are you saying that if you went to write an exam and wrote the words on your hand, but never looked at it during the exam, then the invegilator cannot accuse you of cheatig since you never looked at the words or formula. common people, right is right and wrong is wrong, it should not be who commit the act. The mere fact that he had the words on his hand means that he intented to cheat.

  35. dissident
    January 30, 2013

    Alas
    First is Scrunter now is Hunter. Someone is trying to put a new face on Calypso in Dominica.
    Ras Kelly u need some guidance boss. U are confused.
    From now on all calypsonians are free to come to a calypso competition with their entire song written in the palm of ur hands. Just be sure that de camera doh catch u reading ur palms.
    Derose and Webb added new parts to their songs but they didn’t need to write it in de palm of their hands to look at during their performance.
    Hunter, I am going to penalize both u and scrunter. I have officially banned all u music from playing in my house. I am not going to support u all by purchasing ur music either.
    As for Ras Kelly, go and get Tony Astaphan to speak for u and de Calypso Association.

  36. CIA on the Watch
    January 30, 2013

    Had it been one of the Mask Camp guys who did this what would be the outcome? In all of this mele whre are the rest of the card bearing and paying members of the Calypso association, Where is Bassie, Senator, Young Bull,the Web, Bob,are they all deaf and blind?. This calypso association is as corrupt as the government runing the country. And let us remind Ghost that calypso is social commentary and social commentary has all to do with politics, i can now understand why Ghost could not last in front of the class room.

    • I Die Nah
      January 30, 2013

      Young Bull have enough on his plate. Didn’t you hear Ras Kelly claiming Bull and Pawol have to apologise to Scruntie. Leave Bull out of that melee.

  37. Zorrrrr
    January 30, 2013

    allu them bloggers just pure stupid….if hunter lied that would be his own conscience. is not allu conscience stupes. having lyrics written on the hands is not an offense according to their rules but allu still doe understand that. allu want d man to go jail for something so simple? let’s just move on cause Dominicans like to make a lil story a big thing like it doe have better things to concentrate on in Dominicca. if hunter lie thats his business wi. enjoy allu carnival and free up….

  38. Hello
    January 30, 2013

    Ghost what about getting Tony or Lennox Lawrence on this. Ghost actually shot the cut and paste nonsense – wow. Ghost is talking about the politics in calypso. I take it to mean partisan politics. Well Ghost it was not partisan politics when you sang about other government administrations every year during the periods when your party was not in power. Politics has always been part of calypso.
    Ghost heard Hunter’s response before he spoke to Curtis and Hunter clearly dd not erase the doubts ; in fact Hunter made the situation worse and gave credence to Matt’s action as a media pern

  39. Peaches
    January 30, 2013

    Kelly, dat talk of conscience doh making no sense Investigate the allegations and deal with Hunter if he is guilty. End of story.

    I must say though dat dem “journalists” on Q95 need some major taining. First, apaprently none of them contacted Hunter to get “his side o fthe story” before running wild with it. Second, both Matt and Linton gave different interpretations of what Hunter has on his hand. Third, so, let us suppose dat Hunter has his song on his hands, is this cheating? Nope. It becomes cheating if Hunter uses the notes on his hand during the performance. If you listen to dose smart-a” journalists you would have already fried and eaten Hunter. He prolly well guilty, but alas, dem journalists dere need to come better than dat.

    • Miami Massive
      January 30, 2013

      No need to the facts are the facts.

  40. Malgraysa
    January 30, 2013

    Do we now need an IPO for calypsonians? Ras Kelly has pronounced that it is not an offence to use a “prompter” as allegedly used by Hunter. I wish that was made clear earlier so we didn’t all have to go into a twist and get Hunter to contort himself like a judas. After all, newsreaders and even politicians use prompters – many don’t even write their own speeches or lyrics, singers do cover versions and lip-synch. The point is that we should be frank and open that. Hunter, you should have owned up man but I guess you panicked and felt trapped and as a result the incident has been blown out of all proportion. Can we now get on with the competition please?

    • Anonymous
      January 30, 2013

      Thats a good point about Hunter maybe panicking and the use of promters by politcians etc but up to now it is still not clear if using a prompter is against the rules.

      Kelly gave a wishy washyy kinda answer there that I couldnt really understand nuh. Still not clear if what Hunter allegedly did was against rules.

      IS READING LYRICS OFF THE PALM OF YOUR HAND AGAINST THE RULES?

  41. Wheninrome
    January 30, 2013

    Ok, so Hunter had something written in the palm of his hand. They say it was lyrics to his song – fine! Lets be devils advocate a little, shall we? As a writer, I tend to write stuff in the palm of my hand all the time, especially if I’m considering making changes to something I’ve just written. Having said this, there could be a number of reasons why Hunter wrote words in the palm of his hand. He may have been considering changing the lyrics to a particular line or he may have been trying to memorize a particular line in the form of scribble. The bottom line is, unless proven otherwise, no one can say he broke any rule with regards to calypso. Moreover, unless that so-called video that allegedly caught him cheating is carefully scrutinized and can prove that he actually cheated, no one can say they actually caught him in the act of cheating. I have read from many persons who actually attended the show that night and no one actually saw him reading from scribbles written in the palm of his hand. He may have intended to cheat – who knows! But did he actually cheat? Has anyone been found guilty and jailed for simply thinking of committing an offense? Innocent until proven guilty applies to everyone. He may have had a ‘gun’ (lyrics written on his palm) but was it a smoking ‘gun’? Unless he actually used that ‘gun’ (caught reading the scribbles while performing) then it wasn’t a smoking ‘gun’. In addition, think about it – how does one perform effectively on stage as the Hunter did while reading from a cheat sheet? Wouldn’t it be quite obvious that he was cheating? The brain doesn’t work that way. His focus would have surely been obscured. I agree, Hunter was a fool to lie about having numbers written in his palm when it was clearly words written there. However, I’m sure a lot of us would lie about, say, being at the scene of a crime with the intention of staying out of trouble. Which doesn’t mean you did anything wrong while at the scene of that crime. The bottom line is lets not give the man a death sentence until otherwise proven guilty.

    • Miami Massive
      January 30, 2013

      Let me ask you, does a student taking an exam need to be seen looking at cheat notes to be kick out of the exam room or once the evidence of him having the cheat notes on his desk face up is enough to kick him out? Let’s be honest here and ask Hunter to do the right thing, whether he looked at it or not it was dishonest.

      • Ovaltine
        January 30, 2013

        There are rules in the classroom that is clear if one is found cheating there are consequences. What is the rule in Calypso?

      • Wheninrome
        January 30, 2013

        Well to answer your question – this is not a school exam. School policies clearly states that having any material during an exam is not allowed unless permission is given for open book; HOWEVER, there’s nothing in the rules of calypso that states it’s forbidden or wrong to write lyrics anywhere, be it on props or on your person. Unless this is clearly stated for all to understand then it’s not a rule; hence, it doesn’t warrant disqualification. I’m not saying what Hunter did was ok but I’m not saying he cheated either – nor should you because you didn’t see him cheat and it’s yet to be proven that he did.

      • Cassandra
        January 31, 2013

        Hunter is trying to do a “Tony” on us, challenging Matt if he did see him “looking at his hand”. Just come clean ,be a man and respected.

    • Anonymous
      January 30, 2013

      Hope you do not have kids because if that’s what you are teaching them then GOD help us.

    • Truth Seeker
      January 31, 2013

      When I was growing up, my parents had this old maxim everytime my name was associated with some public wrong: “If you were not there, you name would not be called.” That implicit warning to by all means keep out of trouble became the rule that I lived by.

      So to address your point, Wheninrome, Hunter (no less a person of my growing up days) should have known better. He must have known that his acitons, now admitted by him, could have landed him in trouble. That he obviously took care to mask his actions is evident of sinister motives. And I should remind us all that motivation to do this or that act is a powerful inspiration and an indicator of a perso’s intention.

      There was a time, like in the days my parents ruled, when you did not need to prove “criminal” intent in order to prove your moral virtue and your sense of integrity. In most things, you were bound by a community’s all encomapssing morality.

      It is that sense of our collective society’s predisposition to do no harm that commentators are requiring Hunter to own up to, embrace and do the right thing by bowing out of the competition.

      • Wheninrome
        January 31, 2013

        Truth Seeker – the fact of the matter is no one has undeniable proof that Hunter cheated. Yes, there were words scribbled in the palm of his hands. He may have intended to cheat during the performance – but did he? Even if it was his intentions the question is – did he fulfill that intention? No one is yet to prove he did. What if he had a change of heart and decided not to cheat? You can’t tell me that you’ve never thought of doing something wrong but later had a change of heart. All I’m saying is the man deserves the benefit of the doubt. Who are we to cast the first stone? He did not break any rule pertaining to calypso. I can easily say that it’s highly possible that other calypsonians have done the same thing by writing lyrics on their props – but I would be wrong to assume that considering I have no proof of it. Innocent until proven guilty should be applied in Dominica like anywhere else.

    • Wheninrome
      January 31, 2013

      Miami Massive – I’ve responded to you below.

  42. wakawaka
    January 30, 2013

    This is all a plan to destroy Hunter who is going to give Dice the whooping of his life. This is all planned.

    • DOMINICA
      January 30, 2013

      KARESSA

  43. wakawaka
    January 30, 2013

    Matt!! Are you being a Bully to hunter?? You know what!! What if Hunter really had some prompts on his palm written!! So what. You do not destroy a person’s carreer in such a mannar. Sometimes in life a person deserves a break. Sometimes you have to let some things go. Tommorow you will need a break. That is called Bullying!! . we wake up every morning and decide who are we going to destroy today.

  44. street side
    January 30, 2013

    Interesting But Again this Shows what Type of People Dominicans are…hmm

    If they were a above board Society in terms of Being Firm this would have resolved quickly..

    But again it’s Dominica so i am not bothered too Much..

    Writing is always on the wall, all their Sectors Are Down in the Society because they have Become A Water Down Type Mentality…

    Things won’t change in Dominica..just look at how They get issues discussed see.how small minded They are…

    Sums up they will continue to remain the Poorest In the Eastern Caribbean…FACTS!

  45. D/ca american
    January 30, 2013

    weather is true or not when they romove or if they remove him who will take his place

    • Ovaltine
      January 30, 2013

      Definitely not Electra!!!!!!!!!Maybe Soul Puss or Sye.

  46. grell
    January 30, 2013

    right move kelly,great job.

  47. aye
    January 30, 2013

    It seems like we no longer know what ethics is. The next recommendation to hunter is have his song written on a banner and have someone in the crowd hold it up. Calypsonians songs about the ills that’s happening and when they do wrong they can’t admit. Hunter ease out gracefully.

    • Piper
      January 30, 2013

      I think it would be very difficult to have his entire song written on a banner. I think a teleprompter would be more appropriate in that instance.

  48. Hunter Fanatick
    January 30, 2013

    Haven’t seen the video but I no about video editin. I attended a queen show a few years back and was no where close to the park during swimsuit round then I’m sittin watchin the show after that and there I am wavin away during that round. So I don’t put anythin pass those haterz

  49. 95 north
    January 30, 2013

    every year there is some controversy,and there is always going to have more in the finals as usual,that is how we like it.
    I will say it again like i say every year;Calypso is much bigger than the calypsonians and Politics; calypso will go on it’s business as usual.it’s sad how politics dividing us, so doe let politics distory calypso,Dominican get a grip.

  50. Rights and Wrongs
    January 30, 2013

    You can’t be wrong and get right, don’t matter how hard you may try. Calypsoians loose points for forgetting theirs words, so it is not fair that Hunter should get and easy pass. He should not be disqualified but, he should have some points minus from him. Remember the other competitors work hard to remember theirs words and they should be compensated for their normal performance.

  51. January 30, 2013

    if it was the dice it would not have water to wash his back boy they would immediately dis qualify him hunter i love this song so much if you do that you didappoint me boy i had you in mind for my top for cause this song is so touching scrunter ?hunter ? the calypso veterans the calypso brothers wow what a shame

  52. injustice
    January 30, 2013

    The association needs to review its laws. If it was dice who did that, he would have been out of the competition.

  53. trute
    January 30, 2013

    So unfair. If he has the lyrics on his hand that is cheating because he apparently cannot remember his own song.If it was another calypsonian, they would have eliminated him immediately upon hearing this allegation. I love Hunter but we are overdoing it now in Dominica. No law? C’mon

  54. Anonymous
    January 30, 2013

    One day my brother, you’ll have to pay too! That is ignorance at its finest. For Kelly to say it is not an offence I concur but as the DCA president he should say that this is the first and last time that would happen because he will implement rules to give everyone the same advantage

  55. Respice Fimem
    January 30, 2013

    Every thing is upside down, everything is inside out, wrong is right, no values, no ethics, no principles! WOW What nice lessons for the youth. Alas poor Dominica, lying, scheming, cheating stealing is the entire fabric of the nation! That my dear has been the acceptable NORM!!!!! What a country?

  56. More Bowdell
    January 30, 2013

    I don’t believe that Ghost has any Integrity to say what he said in this piece. This country has been resorted to wrong in right according to who did it and right is wrong according to who did the act. Remember we are to live according to the Almighty Father’s call, Right is right and wrong is wrong regardless of who performs the act.

  57. diamond t
    January 30, 2013

    if it is not an offence why is ras kelly saying that they need to sit down AND discuss it? what is he saying let his conscience be his guide? stupes! alyou confusing me.

    • Truth
      January 30, 2013

      True, if it is not an offence then all discussions should be dropped, and the DCA should get together and decide what is an offence and what is not and offence. DCA (Ras Kelly)you too confusing man. It is not an offence, therefore you have nothing to sit down and watch.

  58. Peeping Tom
    January 30, 2013

    In my view, Mr. Williams is right on all counts except the part of letting Hunter’s conscience “deal with it.” The Calypso Association should have mechanisms that allow for an investigation along the lines that Mr. Williams, himself, has indicated. Where it is found that a calypsonian has cheated, he/she should be dealt with accordingly. Conscience is not so fair!

    • mouth of the south
      January 30, 2013

      oh really, well i guess they’ll implement one, whereas there are other parts of our country where there are mechanisms to question ‘cheating’. Many other ills that people in public life do, and we some how try to throw it under the rug and seek to hang the messengers n patriots….

    • Mamizoo
      January 30, 2013

      Peeping Tom congratulations you have received some acknowledgement for truth to power it should be clear to you now that the many thumbs Dwn that you have received on this forum is because people are genuinely sick of your rotten conscience. By the way one more congratulation to you for noting that conscience is not fair – I am sure that came from the heart. Thanks for confirming that you have a sick conscience and I am sure you are totally nonchalant about the many times your blogs get hidden by DNO due to mass thumbs down reaction.
      This time you did nt just put your. Foot in your mouth but some how your manage to in your own mouth.

      • Peeping Tom
        January 30, 2013

        Oh, Mamizoo, Mamizoo, Mamizoo…You think Peeping Tom really give a rat’s behind about “thumbs down or thumbs up”? Just ask a blogger who sometimes uses the handle “Roseau Valley.” Thumbs? I can reproduce them at will, as you well know. Right now, for example, Peeping Tom can add ten to your post. Juss like dat!

        The thumbs down, though, I must admit though that sometimes, i get excited by large numbers of thumbs down. Sometimes. The same is not true for thumbs up. These have no effect on me. You know why, Mamizoo? Large numbers of thumbs down tell me a few things. To begin, it says that some bloggers obsess over me and have an orgasmic reaction to anything i post. If i post “God is love”, they will give a thumbs down to that too. Second, this obsession is in fact, a compliment. It says i hit those viewers (not all of them actually read) so often and so hard that they cannot get me out of their head. This says that i am on the right track. Finally, I am this blogger whom you love to hate but whom you silently hate to love because i am always correct. ALWAYS! I bet you wish that i sang your songs too.

        So, Mamizoo, thumbs? Peeping Tom actually is stimulated, turned on, by thumbs down. The more you add, the more i hit you! Keep ’em coming. :wink:

  59. Anonymous
    January 30, 2013

    Hunter had words written on his hand and Kelly want to tell me that was not an unfair advantage!

    • January 30, 2013

      Hunter had words in his hand I’ve been analysing closely the words in his hand and I will say it’s very difficult to say without a doubt it’s words of the song I will continue my own checking I will not depend on what Matt or Lennox came up with either. I’m also saying Hunter shouldnt have anything written in his hand it’s wrong in the first place regardless if he read it or not, But on the other hand an Executive of the Calypso Association is saying there are no rules that address issues like what happened I strongely suggest that should be made part of the Rules going forward but I dont believe it’s up to the Association or even the Judges to ask Hunter to step down because some people say so they should leave it up to Hunter and his conscience to make the decision he would have to face the consequences.
      Another matter if and when Hunter do step down who would be next that doesnt mean Electra should go thru because some people said so the board they would have to follow the line up of the Judges and that mean #10 should replace #9 if he steps down the replacement some people are calling for which is Electra is not up there and it’s time we accept the decision on that and move on, Calypso controversy continue .

    • Truth
      January 30, 2013

      In their rules, it does not say that this is an offence. Get it? IT IS NOT AN OFFENCE according to the DCA. This is the guiste of the matter. Not an offence is Not an offence.

  60. devideomaker
    January 30, 2013

    I am sure if it was another calypsonian, they would have his head on a platter. That is how we have become in Dominica, wrong doing is now considered to be right. Well I say to the other calypsonians go to the show with a piece of paper in their pockets..

  61. cod capi
    January 30, 2013

    the so called investigators in dominica every thing the support or say is the truth nothing but the truth they have their agenda and will look for any and every thing to propell their evil deeds. the question is when did hunter wrote the lyrics may b he thought of some addition to his perfomance just before the show who knows?this whole thing calypso politicing is just to fustrate the veteran calypsonians who may favour the government with their songs so as to bring in all rubbish songs they believe can through out the government. to hunter go out there and peform a runners up for you is more profitable for you than the monarch for some puppet master. if the stardomites are out then the so called puppet masters can get all his calypsonians inthe finals thus increasing his purse to take up to the u s stardom fan

    • ANALYZER
      January 30, 2013

      you are just discribing yourself, stp being so hypocrite

  62. Imagine that
    January 30, 2013

    Vrai den? Ebeh look it! Zee country I live in mun!

  63. FED UP
    January 30, 2013

    This is so stupid. Let’s move on…

    • hmm
      January 30, 2013

      LISTEN! You may not be interested but there are many others who are interested in the outcome of this matter. If you do not care, just STFU then.

  64. .......
    January 30, 2013

    :oops:

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