DLP deserves ‘a gift’ of five more years says Blackmoore

National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmoore

Minister for Justice, Immigration and National Security, Rayburn Blackmoore has said that the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) should be reelected as a reward for their performance over the years.

He made that statement on the Government Information Service (GIS) radio programme, Focus on Government and Development, recently.

Blackmoore believes that the upcoming election is not about voting for a party for a fifth term but voting for a party that is best prepared to rebuild this country Post-Maria.

“The guys on the other side are saying we are there for too long.  If you take into consideration the extraordinary work that this party has done, the extraordinary leadership  that this party has been provided with by the Prime Minister of this country by extension, it’s just like how if you have somebody who has done well, or has done remarkably well the person most times get a gift,” he stated.

According to the minister, the question that should be asked therefore, “In the face of crisis, has labour party in office done well enough to deserve a gift by the Dominican people?”

He cited the reroofing of people homes, pointing out that everybody was impacted by Hurricane Maria.

“We were written off by the outside world,” he said. “Almost two years thereafter, some of us are behaving like Hurricane Maria never passed.”

He added, “It is because of the remarkable work this party has done in office. Recognizing that after a major storm, the issue of housing was paramount; recognizing that after a major storm, mothers and fathers with their children studying overseas not knowing where their next dollar coming from .… to hear the prime minister saying, ‘I have your back; I shall come to your rescue and was able to wipe off all the outstanding payments on behalf of their children. Those are the issues.”

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  1. West Side community
    July 11, 2019

    One of the most hardest working MP’s there is 💯

    • Neville
      July 12, 2019

      You’ve got that red fever badly! Please spare us…

  2. Ibo France
    July 11, 2019

    Blackmoore and Savarin are two of the most unpopular public figures in Dominica. Blackmoore’s character is in tatters, Saharan is untrustworthy. These two should not be holding public office. If these two had any sliver of dignity left, they would voluntarily and promptly submit their resignations. Good riddance of the entire nakedly corrupt regime after the upcoming elections.

  3. July 11, 2019

    Sorry my bro the only gift this DLP deserves bro is 5 years and more “kool out” at the Dominica State Prison at Stockfarm for the mismanaging of the States resources.

  4. viewsexpressed
    July 11, 2019

    Minister for Justice, Immigration and National Security, Rayburn Blackmoore has said that the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) should be reelected as a reward for their performance over the years. Blackmore, that is not Justice and you have insulted us and we pray hat justice comes to we the people after your obvious leadership and labour government failure through Bobolistic activities, for eg: Bin Bobol & Fertilizer Bobol. Haven’t you failed idiotic ministers damage the reputation of Dominica enough. You corrupt Labour govt. are skulduggery activities and have failed us.
    DLP deserves ‘a gift’ of five more years says Blackmore: Absolutely NO. NO more voleur, no more thievery. Let`s break this down;
    1.That gift (voleur), or that states thievery and abuse after your failed 19 years of poor performance, bad management, with a bunch of incompetent blind ministers you want five more bobol years to fleece our economy while our poor people are suffering and turned into beggars? Labour get…

  5. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    July 11, 2019

    A man served on the police force in Dominica, where a police salary cannot afford a million dollar house.

    That guy was recruited by Roosevelt to join his cabal; in less than one year in government this guy was  able to build a house costing more than a million dollars.

    What is the source of the millions of dollars he spent building that house; and how many more he has?

    The man is so stupid, all he can think about is asking to be reelected based on nothing.

    He is so ignorant, he cannot see that he and the thirty-two or more involve in Ali Baba’s gang are not capable of doing anything that will change the status quo in the country.

    If that guy; Roosevelt and the rest of his corrupted inept psychopaths  could have done anything to improve the life’s of our people; such as bringing  wealth in the hands of the peoples it would have taken less than almost twenty years to accomplish that!

    • Casio
      July 12, 2019

      He also owns properties that are high in value as well. In Roseau and other places.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        July 12, 2019

        Yes, they all went from rags to riches; in his day as a police officer, his pay was less than five hundred dollars per month, if one compile his salary for all the years he was a police, there is no way he could have saved or accumulated a million dollars.

        Roosevelt and his entire cabinet should be living in jail!

        What is gained by corrupted means usually vanished.

         There is a fellow very close to Roosevelt, he had a multimillion  dollar house on a hill in the village of Bon near Portsmouth, when Maria was finished, not even the hill it was built on was left visible.

        I was informed there is nothing left that remotely resembles a foundation never mind a house.

        Some government will come along one day be it a UWP, or another, but the corrupted crooks will have to give account for the illegal wealth they accumulated in the past fifteen years, which their paid salary cannot afford! 

  6. July 10, 2019

    Dominican would be well foolish to let you all full all you bank book here and overz,and then we have to beg.Hurricane Maria that open the work doors in Dominica for it was so had to get a job before Maria.any Government have right to help every body.They getting Richer and we always have to and beg.

  7. TJ
    July 10, 2019

    It is Important that we retire the Labor Party. My father was a laborite, he would be very upset to see the Ora Et Labora, the Labor party is engaging in. A Change is coming!

  8. Bradon
    July 10, 2019

    Black ?????? Even so Ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within he are full of hypocrisy. BEHOLD , YOUR HOUSE IS LEfT UNTO YOU DESOLATE.

  9. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    July 10, 2019

    Elections are not gifts, if you do not do your job and are a crook you get voted out that simple. Dominica is not supposed to be under a dictatorship, yet. There is not a self appointed president for life, yet. Like Papa Doc of Haiti. If yours truly the PM sees that he may lose the election he may just declare himself Der Fuhrer for life.

  10. Marlon
    July 10, 2019

    Is this guy for real? These guys have turned the country to a beggarman palace and this guy chatting garbage all over the place! Wait did dude not take his meds before going on air to chat such garbage. Madness running in the dlp makeup! The country last in everything except selling passports and begging and this guy…. No forget!

    July 10, 2019

    More crazyness from blackmore, for what the labour party and the evil Dr. supremo has done to Dominica and the people, they should have been kicked out of office, five years ago, and jailed

  12. aceejay
    July 10, 2019

    This Blackman fella should be ashamed to approach the public and attempt to guide the public how it should vote. This Blackman fella has no shame; no scruples; no ethics; no morals; and no conscience. He has been a failure to his wife, children, mother-in-law, and those constituents who voted him last elections.

  13. you want gift?
    July 10, 2019

    wait….what is Blackmore ministry nuh? He in all sauce man? Is he that is the onion? :lol: Blackmore all you deserve is for Mahaut people to forcibly propel their foot and thrust the two round fleshy parts below your back, for keeping our country in this sorry state that it is. Shameless man.

  14. Channel 1
    July 10, 2019

    Huh? DLP deserves a gift? 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O

    But where they get mister nuh.



    • viewsexpressed
      July 11, 2019

      Idiotic Political Labour Party. They have failed us, they must go, get ut, Get lost, Go away, we are fedup with your failed and incompetent Leader Skerrit and overall the failure of this immature, outdated labour Party, with 19 ministers as clowns neither were able to change Dominica into this paradise nature Isle. These batch of failed corrupt Labour government were only interested in the happenings of this bobol passport affair and we need to know who took within this failed Skerrit clown of minister, or benefited from our passport money? Hurry you guys own up, before the commission of Enquiry begins its investigation of fraud, abuse of states funds, hypocrisy in government, lack of socio-economic development and must never make the mistake again, to put in as PM, an immature, boyish boy still playing with his marbles in the back yard to be head as PM in our Dominica. Skerrit must go and his bunch of immature, clueless 19 minister, must go, Get out, go away Labour, you have failed.

  15. Toto
    July 10, 2019

    A gift you want for brother Skerrit because he has been so good to us? Man, good goverment is not about gifts you understand. That is our problem. As a leader you suppose to do your best for your people unconditionally, without expecting reward. That is how people will really love you. Rayburn you need an examination in the IQ departement if you dont understand this.

  16. Lord help us.
    July 10, 2019

    I went home on two weeks vacation and I was surprised to see there are more Haitians than Dominicans!! I believe DLP killed the country and there’s gonna be alot of work to bring it back !! Its very, very sad I must say :(

  17. Loverivernica
    July 10, 2019

    Cool out my broda. Your time up. No gift for you. If you had deserve a gift…there would be no need for you to ask. You and your friends are clearly so desperate. If I were you and your friends I would just shut up because the more you talk the worse it gets for you. Go spread your money as usual…..the money that is haunting all of you. Wicked wicked souls. We doh want all you no more.

  18. SFP must Go
    July 10, 2019

    Oh….you all see the money not working…now you begging for giff…well good luck Blackmore. Toute moune vlay cool out. Faire sa ou vlay…zor Ka allay!!!! Shooo shooo shooo…stop bothering us.

  19. Changed Voter
    July 10, 2019

    Sir. The only gift you and all your colleagues need is a rest! A rest from destroying our beautiful country. You all have fattened your pockets enough. After 20yrs of failure and wasting.money for votes you asking for a gift of 5.more years. Well take all the money and try to buy the votes like you accustomed to. Hope that works when everyone wants a little cool out..wicked men in high places always fall. Your
    Time is up. PACK UP!!!

  20. Truth Be Told
    July 10, 2019

    Dominica deserves a gift of being liberated from you labour parasites that are sucking her blood dry!

  21. Neville
    July 10, 2019

    No man. In face of the Skerrits regime performance over the last 15 years they deserve nothing, absolutely nothing. All you should count yourself lucky that there is no law for incompetence. But at least there is one for fraud, theft and wrong accounting. So all of us are watching this space!!

  22. Hedda
    July 10, 2019

    All you deserve a gift of jail time..

  23. Casio
    July 10, 2019

    Ok Baby Sarah. I hear you. Id say what you deserve on DNO but i fear that as minister of national security you will send your police goons to arrest me or follow me around and intimidate me. What the DLP deserves is a hard slap in truth, and a kick in the ….. on their way out. Not because they have not done much, but because with all their resources, they should have done more. Maria and Erica are not excuses for me. the only reason we bouncing back fast is because we were not that far from the bottom. Dominica looked like a real 3rd world country. dirty and deplorable. The storms only uncovered what needed to be done and paid attention to. and we still not making the place look nice. resilient and eco friendly but ugly reg cloth hung anywhere anyhow with any taste. i am glad the uwp not hanging cloth to add to the political debris all over the place.

  24. Perplexed
    July 10, 2019

    A Gift of 5 more years? That’s a very telling statement.

  25. July 10, 2019

    With all that is going on especially in your situation regardless if the comments are true or fault you should not take to the Media because you expected all what is said and written, but beside that your party should never be given another five years for 20yrs you all did very little there is no more to be done by you and the administration it’s time to go.
    DLP it’s time to go.

  26. Laplaine Observer
    July 10, 2019

    After 20 years of incompetence, ineptness, mismanagement and corruption, these guys are asking for 5 more years to inflict more misery on us.
    After 20 years, less than 35 miles of roads repaired
    After 20 years, over 70% of our bridges are crumbling without any repairs
    After 20 years, the minimum wage remains below $5.00
    After 20 years, Dominica has the 3rd highest unemployment rate in the Caribbean and youth unemployment is at a staggering 75%
    After 20 years, no International Airport
    After 20 years, our health care system is at a 3rd world level
    After 20 years, Skerritt has accumulated unimaginable wealth while 40% of Dominicans live in indigent poverty
    After 20 years, SKERRITT MUST GO!

  27. dissident
    July 10, 2019

    de DLP does not deserve a gift especially in the face of crisis
    skerrit was cutting cake with monfared while Erica was washing it hands in Petite savanne and de west coast.
    God bless IOM and Samaritan Purse…..they are the ones responsible for de housing and school and health center rapid recovery following hurricane Maria.
    A few Government buildings still uncovered …IOM not responsible for dat 2 years after Maria still millions coming from CBI
    imagine MMC still trying to complete works at Belle vue chopin……. with a publicity campaign on a caribbean online newspaper every week
    this is the response to tropical storm erica in 2015…..that is your record

  28. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
    July 10, 2019

    I experienced Hurricane David, so this is not the first time that we have been devastated by a hurricane. Using Maria as a prop and a tool for inept leadership, corrupt governance, continued injustice and a filed state is a travesty of the highest order. We have experienced a level of societal decay, like no other. Giving out free homes to a few trusted party favorites is far from sustainable development. The return on that investment is zero.

  29. Child of Itassi
    July 10, 2019

    Now DLP asking the people for a “coolout”.
    Mr. Blackmore, you forgot the other quotes by Dr. Punjab:
    “not your damn business”
    “no law, no constitution”
    “I run things”

    When he rings the bell and the dust from Hurricane DLP settles, the corruption and embezzlement especially with CBI funds will be revealed. Your “coolout” is on its way.

  30. Jack Sparrow
    July 10, 2019

    Blackmore boy, we going to give you a gift… We will take you out from there and save you the embarrassment of failling the Dominican public for another five years.

  31. %
    July 10, 2019

    It is for the reroofing that I am voting against you all for.. Had it not been for Caritas, Jehovah Witnesses, Samaritan Purse, Red Cross,etc Dominica would be in the same state that it was a day after Maria. Thank God many houses were insured, so the owners repaired their buildings .
    Left to this government, only the houses of supporters would be re roofed…
    Lazy, lisping, inarticulate Blackmore go take care of those public buildings in your constituency and the houses of the many non support who are still under tarpaulin .
    May Chas Stay
    Terre Berre
    Vote the idiot out!!!

  32. RandyX
    July 10, 2019

    Listen to this man. I’m not even going to venture into his private affairs and will just reply from a political view. Blackmoore, you deserve absolutely nothing because you, Skerrit and your fellow ministers have done nothing for our island apart from skimming the state finances. If you only had an ounce of dignity in you, you and your colleagues incl. Skerrit would resign with immediate effect and pay back all your salaries for the last 10 years. Be under no illusion, if we get a new government in DA the first duty they will perform is to audit the accounts, incl. PetroCaribe, CBI and ministerial travel for the past 20 years!

  33. The Great Houdini
    July 10, 2019

    After Hurricane Maria, the government of Dominica went to work as they should have, to rebuild the country. They did not do us a favour, they did their job. Supporters of either side must first understand that. Why do you need a gift for doing your job? Am I missing something here?

    The real issue here is whether or not the government of Dominica has been doing it’s job well. Everything cannot be “the boys on the other side”. What Rayburn really wanted to say is all the cool out we gave you Dominicans, we expect a bigger cool out in return, and that is to remain in office. Best he had say that instead.

    Now that I think about it, is probably a favour for true because no way, I can be paying road tax and my roads only fixing about once if we’re lucky twice a year. Anyway tanx for the favour Rayburn, I now know the names of all my potholes.

    • viewsexpressed
      July 11, 2019

      In other words, these bunch of incompetent failed Labour Governemnt and immature, Prime (Odd) Minister must Go. Get out and the famous phrase used by your childish Skerrit is: “Go to Hell…Go to hell….Go to Hell…and please do not come back”.
      What a wasted 19 years with a bunch of incompetent so called ministers running a country for over 19 years and our people are still in deep poverty while these 19 failed labour clowns are all happy with their assests and comfortable with their own personal investment, guess making profits. Well the bottom of the pit is really Black and dirty now, after 19 Bobolistic years. Skerrit Go, Out, just Get out and take your 19 useless ministers with you. We welcome Trusted ad dedicated Hon. Lennox Linton and his highly professional, experienced UWP Team (Domininca).
      Dominicans wake up , we need a change and Skerrit must Get Lost. We await the UWP Government to disciplined and drive the development of our suffering Domininca. Amen, God Bless UWP.

  34. d-a born
    July 10, 2019

    This clown and his 20 year old haircut :mrgreen:

  35. stupes
    July 10, 2019

    Change is a must labour must go

  36. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
    July 10, 2019

    How about no more years for you and that corrupt regime led by Cool Out Skerrit! You time is up. Get out!

  37. July 10, 2019

    The performance of DLP is a clear indication as to why DLP should not be given five more years. After all these years of hard labor, the people of Dominica are paitently waiting for their sentence to be over.

  38. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
    July 10, 2019

    The Minister of Injustice should seek counsel and keep his mouth shut. He is the last one that should be talking after that recently released audio tape. This man is a travesty on the lives and people of Dominica. Time to vote him out!

  39. jamie
    July 10, 2019

    Keep dreaming,you incompetent so called minister of national security,bunch of waste.

  40. Ibo france
    July 10, 2019

    Is joke Blackmoore joking? This corrupt, grossly inept, clueless, last placed government should never be rewarded with not even an extra day in government. Tell that to the many thousands of people who are presently living in dire poverty. Tell that to the thousands of young men and women , no matter how hard they have tried, can’t find employment. Tell this to the heads of households who can’t afford to feed their families. This government is a destructive force. Dispute these with concrete facts. For the last nineteen years of DLP rule, Dominicans have seen the destruction of Agriculture, Healthcare, National Security, Roads and Bridges, the Economy, Morals. Just about everything positive has gone up in flames. They have turned Dominica into a Military State. Tearing gassing women and children, falsely arresting opposition leaders, brutalizing civilians, having people on remand for multiple years is their deplorable legacy. Asking for 5 more years is TOTAL INSANITY!

  41. Linda
    July 10, 2019

    Stupes. Dno why you even publishing commess like that ah?

    • viewsexpressed
      July 11, 2019

      Linda, DNO is representing us and we welcome this clip by IBO France. That this clowns are best exposing themselves. As said, the higher the political monkey climbs that corrupt tree the more it exposes its corrupt, dirty Assets.
      Skerrit must Go, Get out, Get lost, Go away, stay away from our Domininca you have destroyed, with your fake promises, failed 19 childish ministers with no clue of soci-economic development. Labour etc have destroyed and put our Dominica into deep poverty and have our poor people as beggars under that Failed Skerrit. Dominicans, please wake up. Kick out Austrie, Issac, Melissa (My God, before that weak woman come in – she has and knows nothing of anything to do with development – that is a husband and wife pappy show politically ignorant and ridiculous issue )Skerrit, and the rest of them who have failed us. We welcome Hon, Lennox Linton and his Trusted, dedicated, mature , professional UWP Team. We are voting in UWP highly professional, eloquent Hon Linton.

  42. LifeandDeath
    July 10, 2019

    Just listen to the articulation of our dear Minister. How has Dominica ended up with so many misfits in our Cabinet?
    It is really difficult to comprehend that we have resolved to convince ourselves that these are the “better” of our Brains to sit in high office and make “impartial” decisions on our behalf. Blackmore needs speech therapy. Reminds me of the movie “The King’s Speech”, very disappointing.
    Now, regarding what he thinks they “deserve”, he must be living too well to realize that the rest of us catching HELL under the DLP. Nonsense!!

  43. derp
    July 10, 2019

    DESERVES what nonsense I hearing there you know what allu deserve…….

  44. Shaka zulu
    July 10, 2019

    Blackmoore a few weeks ago you were on record stating you don’t have authority direct police to go at people homes. It is essentially illegal. However, Austrie is on record saying you did and cabinet knows. You guys need to face the law and will face the law one day. This is a scandal of proportion and the longer you stay in gov the more evidence there is when that time comes. Do the country a favour and resign before its to late. Your sentence may be lighter. Why give gift when PM fired 13 for lack of performance. You guys are the kings of white elephant. Haiti has never recovered from bad governments and i am afraid that labour party has put Dominica on a path of endless misery for years to come. Check out Venezuela. We are going downn that same path.

  45. Iamanidiot
    July 10, 2019

    prime minister saying, ‘I have your back; I shall come to your rescue
    Correct me if i’m wrong, but wasn’t that the same prime minister that said it wasn’t the government responsibility to help ? but he just saw it fit to do so?
    Secondly, the recovery of Dominica wasn’t to the good graces bestowed by his majesty on his loyal subjects. It was everybody in the country, those that clear roads, carry water for people, port workers Ok, there was a sitting government to liason with international communities but it’s the people on the ground that need the biggest gift.
    “We were written off by the outside world,”Where you getting that from? So many foreign bodies were here? French , Dutch, IsraelAID? First time i saw so many helicopters in my life and we were written off by the outside world? You really want to put that on record?
    Boss, the only 5 years I would give you is a 5 year sentence for those alleged allegations going around. ALLEGEDLY

  46. Holy Country
    July 10, 2019

    So it take Hurricane Maria for the government to open it eyes? WOW!!!! All the more reason why the government needs to get out.

    • cool out economy
      July 11, 2019

      blackmore u will get 5 more years stockfarm on election day from 6am I going to vote againt u cant wait for u to lose

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