DLP suspends all official party activities during Easter season

Prime minister and DLP political leader, Roosevelt Skerrit

Prime Minister and political leader of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) Skerrit has said that he has advised that all official Dominica Labour Party activities be deferred until after Easter.

The prime minister made the disclosure on Monday morning while announcing the postponement of the launch of the candidate for the Grand Fond/Riviere Cyrique/Morne Jaune constituency, Gretta Roberts. The launch was scheduled to be held at Grand Fond on Sunday April 14, 2019.

Skerrit said that plans were well underway for the event but yesterday (Sunday April 7) he received a call from a respected religious leader “who thought it unfortunate that the event would have coincided with Palm Sunday observances.” Palm Sunday is the final Sunday of Lent and marks the beginning of Holy Week.

“I’ve not spoken with the party executive but I’m sure they will agree with me that we do not need a clash of that nature at this time,” Skerrit explained.”Accordingly, I have advised campaign manager, Vince Henderson and the constituency planning  committee to defer all official party activities until after the Easter observances and to set a new date for Sister Gretta’s launch.”

The new date for the launch will be Sunday April 28, 2019.

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43 Comments

  1. Mwen Aussi
    April 11, 2019

    May He whom you honor lift you, guide you and give you His peace. “No weapon forged against you shall prosper”.

  2. Neutrallll
    April 11, 2019

    Goood day Pastor Skerritt.. Everyday must be a palm Sunday n a Godly day ….. Why suddenly drop the gun and to pick it upp Tomorrow. You guys with your gutter politics and calling the opposition nasty name, are just good examples of the scribes and pharisees in the bible. Hypocrites… Whoever, that religious minister is , should have also remind you of goood morals n Christian ethics n good politics….. again it’s just a nation of seasonal Christian’s like after Maria.. Honestly, these favourites think that God is a labourite. The amount of nasty things those labourite say about people.. in every party of Dominica they are the same. Strange enough many are Catholics, Pentecostals , seventh day, n sooooo on …. Christianity is a suit they put on , not a way of life…. Lord have mercy on that hypocritical country…of false prophets n pseudo Christians who are wolves in sheep clothing.. saying thank God for pastor Skerritt

  3. shrewd
    April 10, 2019

    On one Easter Sunday Mathew Walter referred to you as Jesus. He said “who do you want, Jesus or Barabbas”? and the people responded Jesus, referring Roosevelt Skerrit, and Edison James as Barabbas. You are yet to denounce this blasphemous statement. Easter means nothing to you.

  4. Ras B
    April 10, 2019

    At last Dr DR Skerritt declared what we all suspected!……..“I’ve not spoken with the party executive but I’m sure they will agree with me that we do not need a clash of that nature at this time,” Skerrit explained.”Accordingly, I have advised campaign manager, Vince Henderson and the constituency planning committee to defer all official party activities until after the Easter observances and to set a new date for Sister Gretta’s launch.”

    Does the statement suggest that the labour party is a one-man party. “I make the decisions and without consultation you will accept!”
    A strange position to take after speaking with one religious leader!! That is what leadership in Dominica is all about!!!

  5. Think About It?
    April 10, 2019

    How much more money does he wants? He is already loaded off our backs,we have nothing left. Don’t you have a heart Mr PM. Remember we cannot serve two masters go away you hypocrite.

  6. viewsexpressed
    April 10, 2019

    “DLP suspends all official party activities during Easter season” Yes the entire Corrupt RED Stained failed Labour government met. With immediate effect get the hell out of government and our states affairs. DLP has insulted us, damaged our states reputation, sold our passports to weird people and to date we have no knowledge of how the monies from this questionable deeds has been received, and accounted for?. This is serious business and dangerously managed by this failed corrupt PM & Labour government.
    We need the entire DLP, its failed PM, worthless 18 ministers and weird blind surrogates away from anything to do with Dominica`s matters and other issues. This has been the most dangerous incompetent corrupt weird government Dominica has witnessed. We are sick, tired and fedup of hearing Skerrit’s name called as Prime Minister and his corrupt Labour government assumingly “doing things” for Dominica, only to damage us more than they have done over 18 failed years. Get Lost…

  7. James John
    April 9, 2019

    “I’ve not spoken with the party executive but I’m sure they will agree with me that we do not need a clash of that nature at this time,” – This statement right here is where my concern lies.

  8. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    April 9, 2019

    What difference does it make whether you deferred; suspend, or call off your political campaigning from now until eternity?

    What does Lent have to do with politics, first of all if you are trying to involved God in your  crap called lent, there is no such thing where it pertains to God, and the worshiping of God Jehovah; the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ.

    Lent is a Roman Catholic religious false teaching; you can perhaps impress followers of your papa “pope” since the word pope means papa, or father.

    Nevertheless, Lent does not  mean anything to  Protestants Christians who firmly believe in God!

    Now perhaps you Roosevelt are trying to impress Malzaire who turned on you , and called for electoral reform, after he saw you brought a false prophet to Dominica, blowing his horn in the face of Melisa, rather than you and her rolling rosary beads.

    Roosevelt, God is not mocked; he have a way of dealing with hypocrites and wicked evil doers!

  9. Karl Orndem
    April 9, 2019

    who cares? Elections calling by 2020. After Lent you weill see the next carnival. millions on motorcade and red promotional items. I hear is shoes the going to be giving out. mahjee and more mahjee in the country. I will be going to MAy Fest is all i know. I will be boycotting that Jazz fiasco. Not even real jazz lovers that going there in any case.

  10. Satan is a Liar
    April 9, 2019

    Dominica, remember to ” Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the Devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour 9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith…1 Peter 5:8-9

    Dominica, remember that “It is no wonder. Even Satan tries to make himself look like an angel of light. 15 So why does it seem strange for Satan’s servants to pretend to do what is right? Someday they will get exactly what they deserve” 2 Corin. 11:14-15 -Contemporary English Version

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 9, 2019

      The man Roosevelt is cunning, he is devious, cynical, and corrupt!

      Because he is aware that the majority of people in Dominica are followers of Roman Catholicism, he is playing on their religious emotions.

      His idea is that if he come with this crap, the Roman Catholic population will say he is on their side; he is like us, or as the say his faith is roman catholic; he is like us, let’s vote for him.

      One should remember there is no such  thing as a Roman Catholic, Methodist,  Adventists, Pentecostal or any other kind of religion faith.

      There are three kinds of religion: Judaism; Protestants, and Catholicism!

      The Bible teaches: “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” ( Romans 10:17).”

      Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1).

      Dominicans should no longer allow themselves to be mesmerized by that evil demon which lurks on the inside of Roosevelt Skerrit!

      • viewsexpressed
        April 10, 2019

        I believe that inept Skerrit is being Blasphemous and he may not even know that he is. Recall, Skerrit says anything of rubbish to appease his blind followers and our poor people he has created who are in need. This is Skerrit`s audience, the poor people he has created and now issue them handouts with states resources.
        Skerrit, you are that failure, a big time failure and we need you out of our state`s business because you are a big time failure. Just get out please, Go away far away and dont come back. We will rebuild our nature Isle and return to that level of decency, hard working people, committed farmers and business people and there will be no more of Red Clinic where you have abused our hard working mothers and poor struggling families, that you have created. You have reduced our decent Dominican people and families to the abyss of poverty and begging. This is an insult, shamed on you and you should have never been Prime Minister, not qualified for this post. Go away, Get Out.

  11. Channel 1
    April 9, 2019

    Wait nuh, is that the same man who has in previous elections cycles scheduled election day to be just a few days before Christmas?

    Let’s see around what time period he will schedule the next election day to be held.

    #brazenhypocrite

    • viewsexpressed
      April 10, 2019

      Yes, it is the same Pappyshow Odd Minister. This political clown has taken advantage of our poor people. Has not elevated Dominica from poverty, has created job, has not brought back of agricultural sector, and other products that have died. The ony product Skerrit has and enjoyed to take weird phot pics, get it published wherever and believes that he has done something for Dominica. Skerrit, fame and fortune has to be earned and you have failed our Domininca and our Dominican People. You blind, failed Labour loyalists are to be blamed also for killing their own villages and became dependent on Skerrit rather be in their respective villages campaigning for resources to build their villages, Stay out there crying BS, saying that “We love our PM, that failed PM” as he Skerrit issues this blind thought of him that he can use our tax payers money and fly all over the world and returns with nothing, but talk BS in Press Conference. Skerrit Go Get Lost, get Away, you are the biggest…

  12. Joseph John
    April 9, 2019

    We should pay very close attention to the unseen part of the message i e Lent should be given more respect or face consequences.
    The biggest threat to us is the hurricane season which starts in less than two months. If we are to survive without damage we need to use the Lent season to focus on prayer to Jesus for protection .
    Maria lasted for less than a day. We can imagine what more than a day would mean. We have no power or strength to prevent disaster, but we may have to face floods earth quakes , volcanoes and hurricanes. We need Jesus help, we need his protection. All we have to do is ask in prayer.
    We need to return to God and put our trust in him. No one can protect us except Him.

    • Joseph John
      April 9, 2019

      Today ABC world news reported that temperature in south USA was 105 degrees. While in the north east snow and winter like storms were active. The weather seem to have declared war. The weather system seem unpredictable with sudden and unexpected activities. Normally tropical weather is affected by that of the northern hemisphere and we experience this change when the sun is close to the equator.
      So we should take this warning seriously. There is nothing we can do to neutralize the weather as humans. But as Christians we can and must pray and trust in the mercy of God.
      Many years ago Dominicans prayed for protection and did Pilgrimage to Fatima, La Salete and St Anne , and processions in Roseau. We had Holy Name Society and Children of Mary and other religious organization with prayer devotion.
      We got a warning with David in 1979. We did not take heed. Then Mathew and Erica, we still paid no mind. Then we get Maria. Are we still going to remain stubborn and hard

    • Joseph John
      April 9, 2019

      and hard hearted and refuse to listen to the call of Jesus to return to him.
      Dominica was called “The Land of the Lord,” are we going to reject this entitlement now in our time of need ?
      We have to take warning and return to HIM.

    • Neville
      April 10, 2019

      Now you even play the religious card to excuse that sorry man of a PM. You really are the lowest of the low.

      • Joseph John
        April 10, 2019

        @Neville. Its not about me or Skerrit. We may be the lowest of the low in your opinion. You can kill the messenger , but you cannot kill the message.
        Look at how Julius Pascal ended his piece. And I quote: have we indeed ” set our mind on things above (of God) and not on earthly things” . and his book is on hurricanes.
        Sir, its not the singer but the song. Its not the messenger it is the message. Forget who the messenger is and pay attention to the message. Be like Noa and build the ark and avoid perishing during a rain storm of 40 days and 40 nights. Remember Erica was less than a day.
        We are not asked to build an ark made of wood. We are being warned to build an ark of prayer, devotion and trust in Jesus.

  13. April 9, 2019

    I hope the DLP can win the Salbury seat this time around the people needs better representation .

    • viewsexpressed
      April 10, 2019

      We think that you are out of it. Blind, lost to reality corrupt situation by this Labour government we have in office. What we think Slim Daddy of you, is that you are lost, appears narrow minded, supporting a highly failed corrupt and incompetent Prime “Odd” Minister, who has destroyed our Salisbury, other villages and overall Dominica in 18 long suffering Years. So Slim, what you think of that? Open your eyes and say no more please because you will continue to make a fool and idiot of yourself, meaning that you are blind and have been absent to the high level of incompetence by Skerrit failed Labour government, with questions of Bobol, corruption and poor governance and have left our people in poverty and now begging the failed clown Skerrit for handout. Wake Slim, go put on intelligent weight, do an assessment of the poor state and poverty of our beloved island and ask yourself, “How we, our Dominica and its people got here, and who has led us poorly for 18yrs? Yes Skerrit, He…

  14. The Evangelist!
    April 9, 2019

    Let me just remind PM Skerrit of this passage here as he tries to play the religious game.
    ”No man can serve two masters: for either he. will hate the one, and love the other; or else. he will hold to the one, and despise the other, Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
    Matthew 6:24

  15. Mandella
    April 9, 2019

    The face in this picture is it the face of a desperate madman?

  16. shrewd
    April 8, 2019

    I guess giving Roseau people flour with weevils and macaroni with maggots is not a party political activity. I am so angry, people died from starvation after hurricane maria and this wicked government kept food away from hungry people to give around election time. SHAME ON THIS GOVERNMENT!

  17. Da
    April 8, 2019

    These are the eyes of a desperate man. A liar has no memory, so he lies and lies and lie.
    This one man show will end soon.

  18. Jay
    April 8, 2019

    Mr. PM even forgot he was in the season of Lent and that Palm Sunday is on Sunday coming. Wow strange Catholic.

  19. Ibo France
    April 8, 2019

    This announcement is of no consequence. The DLP is made up of many ungodly people who desecrate everything in Dominica. I repeat this statement for the umpteenth time. Everything that Dr.² Sherrit does is carefully calibrated to curry favor with the electorate. Skerrit’s policies are geared towards keeping him in power and filthy rich while victimizing the opposition and keeping the masses poor to exploit them. One cannot serve God and Satan at the same time.

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      April 8, 2019

      Ibo MALAPROP France, Jealousy is a terrible sickness!
      Get well soon!

      • Merlin
        April 9, 2019

        Thats just what u are. ‘Kid on the block.’ Allow the adults who work to talk. Ibo France has commented on a text by Roosevelt and his comments are very valid. There are two sick chaps in this case conversation. You and Roosevelt. Give Ibo a break.

      • viewsexpressed
        April 10, 2019

        Ibo, ignore this childish clown, he has demonstrated lack of intelligence and continues to honour, protect and favour failed Skerrit and his corrupt Labour Government. This is an open failure in practice and denial and the fact that they, corrupt Labour will lose the elections, they are severely scared of in coming Hon. Lennox Linton and his highly professional, trusted decency UWP Team. We are ready to govern and return some respect to all of our suffering people including this bind loyalist Kid on the Block and his other blind flowers of this failed, immature incompetent Skerrit. He will go, He must Go. Skerrit has stained and reduced our people to poverty and begging for too long. This man should never have bee Prime Minister, much less to b a junior minister. Go Skerrit, Get Lost, yo have been this big disappointment and failure. Go away, we need decent, en, competent people to manage our ailing Domininca. Welcome Hon. Linto and Professional UWP team. Gods Guidance. Dominica Bless

  20. %
    April 8, 2019

    Lie! ! Lie!! Lie!!!
    Since after election 2014 which DLP stole, you have never stopped campaigning .
    Your lazy leader!!
    Who cares what you do?
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

    • Merlin
      April 9, 2019

      Thats just what u are. ‘Kid on the block.’ Allow the adults who work to talk. Ibo France has commented on a text by Roosevelt and his comments are very valid. There are two sick chaps in this case conversation. You and Roosevelt. Give Ibo a break.

  21. Gouvelma
    April 8, 2019

    I have said so before and I will say it again. There is not one truthful time in Skerritt. If he speaks the truth it seems like he will drool down suddenly. Skerritt isn’t it true that you have postponed the Grand Fond activity in order to do some work on the Grand Fond Road? I am glad that you are suspending all official activity though. You and your gang need to go wash your skin in the bush-u-we. You need to go and add God’s forgiveness for thinking of Dominicans as pigs and dogs and serving them with expired foodstuff overtaken with weevils. The pepole should never forgive you for that. Thats disrespect of the highest order. You would never offer it to your dogs. Why didn’t you distribute the supplies when you received them and when the people needed it most? No. Bribing them to win a vote was more important to you. You starve then for four years plus and give them expired stuff in abundance prior to elected s and you win them over. Not the south east. Sorry for you. Shame!!!!

  22. April 8, 2019

    Well this sounds fair enough

    • Ibo France
      April 8, 2019

      Elizabeth, you believe that his motives are out of genuine respect for the Lent season? It’s just for favorable publicity for he will return to his immoral and unchristian-like behavior very shortly. Elizabeth, you are to gullible.

  23. Looking
    April 8, 2019

    Its ambassador his excellency Vince Henderson and not just Vince Henderson Honorable Prime Minister. I might be mistaken, he might not be ambassador anymore.

  24. Maybe Later - Not Now
    April 8, 2019

    “I’ve not spoken with the party executive” Please you are the party executive—please. So she will have to wait in Grand Fond for a couple more weeks eh!!!

  25. Possie Direct
    April 8, 2019

    DNO to me the subject and body of this article dont’ agree. How could the “DLP suspend all official party activities” when Skerrit said “I’ve not spoken with the party executive”? So is Skerrit the DLP and the executive of the DLP? Is Skerrit not tired of deceiving people? How come he said he has not discussed it with his executive but at the same time he telling us he had spoken to Vince? Man I am even fedup with that Skerrit and his hypocrisy

  26. LifeandDeath
    April 8, 2019

    Is Skerrit really so concerned about the religious significance of Palm Sunday or is he just trying to find church favour ?
    Or…is this just another DLP planning Blunder for which PM is so cleverly trying to gain the sympathy of the Church?
    Well I would simply look at the many other instances of no real regard for religious anything that Skerrit displayed over the years. For example, the two last elections were held during the Christmas holidays.
    Just saying, if a man has a habit of lying it is difficult to believe him even when he’s telling the truth. But, the likelihood of this being the truth is very slim really, considering the road situation at Grand Fond. It may be more likely that Skerrit is simply buying time for the completion of the Road to GF. It doesn’t look good for them to be celebrating a Launch and the Road to GF had been neglected for so long.
    Anyhow, Dominicans make up your minds. Skerrit has been in Power for too long and perfoming dismally to remain in…

    • viewsexpressed
      April 9, 2019

      “DLP suspends all official party activities during Easter season…” What we understood this should read from our inside operative is that: The DLP should suspend all official activities local and international from now to beyond the Easter Season” This man is a failure and Skerrit is in no position to do what he wants within this Corrupt Labour government. Skerrit has no substance to be a leader of any party, not even his birthday or anniversary party!. Skerrit must just go, he has failed us and our Dominica’s economy bog tie. We need change and we start with this failed Odd Minister and his party must Go.

  27. John Jay
    April 8, 2019

    Since when he is being advised, he taking decision on his own all the time and because he is at fault, saying he is advised shame on you .
    Time to leave office.

  28. jamie
    April 8, 2019

    Desperate time Skerrit,but common sense should have told you so.

  29. Aa
    April 8, 2019

    Lent started on ash wednesday 6 of march is it only now you all realize that We are approaching Easter and that We were supposed to fast, give alms and respekt your fellowmen, drop bad takling and make peace.

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