DLP to officially Launch its new Morne Jaune/Riviere Cyrique candidate

Gretta Roberts. Facebook photo

The Dominica Labour Party (DLP) will officially launch Gretta Roberts on Sunday April 28, 2019. Roberts, a long-time educator and former Principal, will be DLP’s candidate for the Morne Jaune/Riviere Cyrique Constituency.

A release from the DLP states that Roberts was an outstanding teacher for many years and has deep roots in the community. She is the daughter of Gertrude Roberts, the Parliamentary Representative for Morne Jaune/Riviere Cyrique from 1990 to 2005 who represented the Opposition United Workers Party in Dominica’s Parliament.

According to the DLP release, “The beloved elder Roberts says of her daughter, ‘I did not envisage my children getting involved in politics like I did, but Gretta has found herself with the right kind of people, and so I am very excited.'”

The DLP release quotes the elder Roberts as saying, “The DLP has proven, under the leadership of Prime Minister (Roosevelt) Skerrit that its heart is in the right place and that it can deliver for people; and, therefore, I fully endorse my daughter’s move.”

The release goes on to say that Gretta’s own move into politics, according to her, is about remaining true to her family’s commitment of service to people and quotes her as saying, “I am inspired as much by my mother’s history of service, as with the opportunities that are ahead for the next generation.”

The new DLP candidate for Morne/Riviere Cyrique says she is prepared for the work ahead, and looks forward to her ‘next level of representation.’

“For me this is a continuation of a life of service fighting for the people of Grand Fond, Morne Jaune and Riviere Cyrique,” she says.

Meantime, DLP Political Leader Prime Minister Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit said this week, “We are entering an exciting period where we have begun the launch of the various candidates. We are very excited about the candidacy of Gretta. She has a history of achievement and a record of community involvement, and she is a wonderful addition to our team.”

The Dominican leader also said “She has shown the strength and the energy needed to build on the strong foundation we have laid in the community as well as in the constituency of Morne Jaune/Riviere Cyrique; and she is well-placed to be able to lead the charge going forward given the transformation that’s taking place there.”

Roberts replaces the retiring two-term DLP representative for that area, Ivor Stephenson.

The official launch is set to take place at a rally at on the Grand Fond Playing Field from 2 PM this Sunday. Top DLP leaders will address the launch. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit will deliver the feature address.

Prime Minister Skerrit also mentioned that on the 12th of May the new “people’s choice.” candidate for the Roseau South, Shekira Hypolite will be launched in Newtown.

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76 Comments

  1. Man bites dogs
    April 28, 2019

    Those corrupt so-called workers calamity party and supporters are under a massive dismay concern and distress upset and anxiety at Ms Gretta Roberts decision to quit that nasty bunch of blow monkeys for better things. Why waste your political life around Linton, and crocodiles. It’s like being in a bad marriage that is going absolutely no where. Workers supporters you lots should get a Life and forget that negativity, harshness and division……one love 😙

  2. As I said it
    April 28, 2019

    Here is how Skerrit does things: he handpicks his candidates and before they contest the election he pays them a lot of money. In fact the amount he pays them to contest is FAR more than what they will ever make in their 5 year term as a minister. By paying them in advance, he buys their LOYALTY and their VOICE. Then he puts them in situations where he knows they will fail for example, if Gretta wins and DLP wins (although impossible) though Gretta has succeeded in education, instead of making her the education minister, he will make her sports minister. So she must fail. But she can’t say a thing because she knows her job is not to help build Da but to help protect Skerrit and make him look as the king. So next election he will pay her to not contest so the people will say is not Skerrit but is Gretta that was not doing her job. What about that you all have not seen in 15 years? That’s how the man operates; he destroys DA but pays people to say is not he and pays people to vote for

  3. Same old same old
    April 27, 2019

    When a tree is diseased expect the branches and fruits to be infected also. When the foundation of a house expect the house to be bad. Skerrit is that diseased tree and he is that bad foundation. He knows that but he changing everybody around him to make people think is the candidates that bad. Take Kalinago territory as example. So Kelly Grannaux was bad, Ashton Grannaux was bad, Cassia Darroux was bad then? Since becoming PM in 2005 Skerrit has changed every portfolio except that of the PM and Minister of Finance. So what does that say to you? He has bounced poor Ian, disgraceful Blackmoore and shameless Austrie all over the place but the result is always the same, So can you all not see the problem is Skerrit? He has 15 seats and if he was not satisfied with them he could fire them. He is not like Edison or Rosie that had one seat majority and couldn’t afford to touch any. Man come on people Skerrit pays candidates he knows that he can manipulate. Now he has a rounders team

    • Don't give a .........
      April 28, 2019

      LMAOL & real loud. You said it all my Nut. I concur. Now you must have heard the old adage: Trying the same thing over and over expecting the a different result is insanity. R. Medard Skerrit alias Kaka Doc is insane. A mad man. Every heard about fou calm? If he was FouCalm that would be cool. I know of a former President who they say was Foucalm in St. Joe during his youth.

    • Laughter the best
      April 28, 2019

      Mrs Skerrit had a store not her dad’s so everything ends in.99 ej Shirt $39.99, Pant $120.99. Skerrit walks in. Melissa why does everything end in .99?
      End em in .93.I like 3

    • Ibo France
      April 28, 2019

      Sherrit has been the Finance Minister for fourteen years and has absolutely no formal training in this discipline. What do you expect to happen? Can you put a mechanic to do neurosurgery? He has done the very same thing to the public service. There are many square pegs in round holes. Consequently, there is incompetence and dysfunction from the very top to the bottom level of government. A change of administration after the forthcoming elections would rectify these blatant anomalies.

    • UKDominican
      April 30, 2019

      This rings so true to me. I was once advised by a prominent captain of industry that one should not complain about the quality of one’s managers. Examine yourself first. After all, you are the one, who engaged them.

  4. Abg
    April 27, 2019

    “Betta” with Gretta! On the day of election please take note Dominica that Gretta Roberts, Grand Fond Constituency, will be the first in the bag with a super victory.

    We can taste the victory right now. We are red, red hot and ready. We are voting for development, we are voting for leadership, we are voting for transparency, we are voting for a voice and Gretta has all these qualities.

    We love you Gretta Roberts. We will rally with you rain or shine. We have confidence in you capabilities. Don’t let anyone or anything keep you down. Continue to walk with your head held high.

  5. Peeping Tom
    April 27, 2019

    Welcome aboard, Gretta! Thank you, “elder Roberts” for your blessings.

  6. Joseph John
    April 27, 2019

    One of the issues that is quite disturbing is the attribute of the opposition gang bangers. They refuse to accept that people have a human and a democratic right right to choose what ever party they wish to support. Why all the insults and negatives towards DLP candidates , they are just exercising their rights.
    Are insults all the UWP have to offer ?

  7. April 27, 2019

    “For me this is a continuation of a life of service fighting for the people of Grand Fond, Morne Jaune and Riviere Cyrique,” she says.–News Article

    My lady, only that your role is not going to be a “fighting” if you are going to work with the ruling government; you are better with the term: “represent”

    • RandyX
      April 28, 2019

      Your opinion is totally irrelevant since you are a hypocrite. On one hand you are supporting a liar and thief and on the other hand you claim to be a Christian. In my book that does not work. But than again the DLP is based on hypocrisy.

      • April 28, 2019

        @RandyX

        It is good that you said: “in my book” You simply made your comment not only irrelevant, it is meaningless!

        You are judging both others and myself by the laws of “your book”. Who, in hell are you? And what in hell is “your book”

  8. Man bites dogs
    April 27, 2019

    Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow Grand Fond will be Red very Red, please be in Red and don’t be late we must not keep queen Gretta Roberts waiting. But wait I just got a call from friends some people will be heading to Grand fond from today and tonight..Trains will be leaving in the morning don’t be late. Labour is power Labour is Red!!!!! Please don’t drink and drive your vote ❎ is important to us, dead man cannot vote…… One love.

    • Neville
      April 28, 2019

      Dead men can’t vote?? Your PM has been performing these miracles in the last 3 elections.

  9. Shaka zulu
    April 27, 2019

    Someone need ask her how much she got paid and by whom. If she cannot answer then she is not about service but the wealth she stands to own. By the way i hope the IPO will be looking assets of outgoing MPs. Anyone who misrepresent or withhold information should be prosecuted. I dont care if its 20 years later.

    • Man bites dogs
      April 27, 2019

      @Shaka, So that means workers won’t be having any MPs what good is that? We want to kick their backsides in da house at question time….

  10. The Prophetic Voice
    April 27, 2019

    I respect Elder Roberts and if what the DLP CLAIMED that she said is correct, I also respect her opinion. But an opinion. But I respect Jesu much much more than elder Roberts or Gretta Roberts and here is what Jesus said that no one can dispute:
    “And no one puts a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch pulls away from the garment and a worse tear happens. Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise the skins burst, and the wine spills out and the skins are ruined. But they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.” Matt.9:16-17.
    The truth is, Skerrit is the FAILED OLD WINE bottle who has been PM for 15 years and controlled the purse for 15 years. It was he the people for voted and not for Stephenson or Drigo, or Darroux. With the power of the purse he could bypass any failed parlrep and do the things needed to be done. But instead he chose to turn all of them into millionaires at our expense. So launching new candidate doesn’t bite.

  11. Man bites dogs
    April 27, 2019

    This is a massive massage to all Labourites tomorrow Sunday April 28th 2019 is red red red Sunday. All roads leads to Morne jaune /Riviere Cyrique at 2 pm or 14.00 pm if you are British be sure to be there in time it’s rude to keep a good lady waiting. Ms Gretta Roberts is going to be massive in that area, Boy what a lovely lady Mr Skerrit has got the magic touch every thing turns to gold 🥇 you have a job to finish Sir, 5 more years will be on the table for the taking…. God bless Dominica – One love 😍

  12. shrewd
    April 26, 2019

    Anyone who joins a political party that has been in power for twenty years, and is on its way out, is a fool.

    • Joseph John
      April 27, 2019

      Wow. In power for 20 years. That is a sure winner. That must be the most outstanding record . I would be a fool to join a loosing team, a lost party. The lady made the right choice. Was that feminine intuition ?

      • Ibo France
        April 28, 2019

        Skullduggery, chicanery and shenanigans at the electoral office has the DLP in power this long. The imminent dismantling of this party is imminent.
        PS – Stop using ‘loosing’ for ‘losing’.

  13. DLP to UWP
    April 26, 2019

    This is so interesting…. so Skerrit is so afraid of losing that he has to change an entire party and use tactics like UWP endorsements to help his strategy. He knows he won’t win this election and he is trying everything to avoid it. So sad!!!! And I am a DLP SUPPORTER….

    • April 27, 2019

      @DLP to UWP April 26, 2019

      You all need to stop writing senselessly on this site. The Prime Minister is not afraid of anything, and what has he got to be afraid of? But at this point, it is important that members of Parliament who have served a long period of time should be replaced–especially before the incoming general election

      • Ibo France
        April 28, 2019

        Elizabeth, your explanation is so pathetic it got me sniggering. Trying to defend the indefensible is an inane thing to do. If something is good, working well, why change it? Only a fool does that and Sherrit may be corrupt and unfit for the position he presently holds but he’s no fool. Would you buy a new stove if the one you have is working well and is in good condition? Stop accusing people of writing senselessness when that’s precisely what you usually do.

    • Joseph John
      April 27, 2019

      His strategy has worked for 20 years ie four wins. That is the record of a brilliant strategist. That is a far cry from the one term u w p.
      He was not afraid then so what can make him afraid now? You !

      • Neville
        April 28, 2019

        There isn’t and he never had a strategy. He just hasn’t got it. The only thing he has is money and plenty of that. The irony however, it’s money that doesn’t belong to him but it belongs to Dominica. But his cabal doesn’t care about that. For that reason a TRUE patriot wouldn’t be seen dead in the company of Skerrit or his ministers or advisers!

  14. Braindamage
    April 26, 2019

    Cost of living hitting sky rocket.
    It’s an arm and a leg to clear an item at the ports.
    Unemployment is at it’s highest peak.
    Crimes are following up…
    Yet still Skerrit wants to build a rounders’ team
    to manipulate the ladies!

  15. Abg
    April 26, 2019

    Gretta we love you very much. You are a woman of great strength. You have a vision to develop our constituency in a positive way. You will put us on the map as a people who have achieved great success and development throughout your years in office and beyond. We are winning big, bigger than ever.

  16. Ashley
    April 26, 2019

    where was gretta before ?many people in their twenties never knew of her before she decided to run..she is only running to fill her pockets like all the other candidates..forward with dr cuffy..Change is a Must

  17. Regret
    April 26, 2019

    It is all about de MONEY. Your mother’s love for service was done from the heart. Did she receive the kind of money promised or given to you Greta? Deceitful. Nothing more, nothing less, than de money

    It’s all about GREED and SELFISHNESS. How much did you negotiate for yourself? How much did you get to fool the people of that constituency? Skerritt and his DLP Gov’t stifled the life blood of the citizens agriculture. the hard-working people of the area were made poorer and poorer, while you witnessed all that suffering to your own villagers.

    It’s all about de money, Greta, nothing else. So what were you teaching the children? Now see what you are embracing. All that corruption and illegal acts going on is OK with you teacher?

    Are you and your ilk, all part of the plan to continue to rape the country dry, impoverish the people, while a few of you enrich yourselves on the backs of the poor people? No shame, Greta as a former school teacher. For de…

    • Peeping Tom
      April 27, 2019

      How much money was promised to her?
      For what purpose was the money intended?
      Who promised her the money?

      • Nakita S
        April 28, 2019

        You don’t know? Are you blind, deaf or just dumb. Presumably you don’t know why your PM has never shown us accounts of the CBI program or explained the whereabouts of the missing US$100 million belonging to Venezuela or accounted for the aid after Erica or Maria. Is this enough of a clue for you or do you need more. Plenty more available. Your PM is a CONMAN.

  18. LOVE OF MONEY
    April 26, 2019

    When the election results will be out Gretta Roberts, of the Grand fond constituency will be the first DLP Casualty to be announced, mark my words. She got paid a very large sum of money to run so she didn’t have it in her to resist it. I said it before and I say again that this is the worse slate of candidate to ever run for any major party! They are all very weak and paid large amount of money to see if they can protect Skerrit from the that hot room. So he picked a team that CANNOT oppose him because they owe him. I mean why would Skerrit want to bring his pretty wife into politics? Most wives don’t want their hubby to get into politics you know. But Skerrit and Melissa know that this election is not about saving Dominica but rather, it’s about saving a drowning man that broke every swimming law, both here and abroad and as a result, they are trying to hold on to what looks like a straw to them but will soon find out it was not a straw but a mosquito web

  19. Satan is a LIAR
    April 26, 2019

    According to the DLP release, “The beloved elder Roberts says of her daughter, ‘I did not envisage my children getting involved in politics like I did, but Gretta has found herself with the right kind of people, and so I am very excited.’

    UWP must be very careful with the so called quote. People must understand that DNO DID NOT quote elder Robert; they quoted what DLP said. So don’t go ahead and attack elder Roberts which really is what the DLP would like people to do. On the other hand,, Gretta Robert is the daughter of elder Gertrude Robert, who is now an elderly lady and might be under the care and supervision of her children. So if her daughter got paid a very large sum of money I still would understand why elder Robert would support her daughter even if she doesn’t vote for her. Also let’s not forget how Satan misquoted God when he tricked Adam and Eve. Similarly elder Roberts could have told her daughter that she is with the WRONG kind of people and DLP changed it.

  20. Lin clown
    April 26, 2019

    Only lazy incompetrnt corrupt lying people support UWP Loreen Bannis,Julius Timothy and Joseph Isaac crossed their floor.Nicolls Esprit left.Dr.Curvin Ferreira left.The BreezeBan followed them and closed down.The Cenema followed them and lost $ 4 000 000 look who is onboard.%,Ibo France,Viewexpress Massacre,Telemacque I still Red.Forgot BANK seize DOE DOE house.UWP bunch of corrupt people.

    • RandyX
      April 27, 2019

      You are so right, they crossed the floor and the reason they crossed the floor was money. None of that lot you mentioned has any pride or spine nor do they want to help the country or the citizens. They only in it to line their pockets!

    • Joseph John
      April 27, 2019

      So more than 6 people have crossed over to the winning DLP. That is something to think about. Thanks.

  21. Established
    April 26, 2019

    I am asking myself why would a young lady with such promise and coming from a family member who has served Dominica at the highest level without blemish associate herself with a group of people who after 19 years in office have proven themselves to be very incompetent, lazy, tired, corrupt, without a vision, bankrupt of ideas and vindictive. Gretta and now I am reading here her mom is in support of her move, should really and honestly search their conscience and to compare the achievements for example in the 41/2 years her Mom and the UWP spent in office to the 19 years this incapable bunch, now numbering 18 ministers spent in office. Or compare the 15 years of Freedom Part and their achievements compared to the 19 years of this administration. I mean really and truly this present government has failed Dominica big time and it baffles me why Gretta of all people would be the one to want to associate with this bunch of non performers!

  22. People with their eyes open
    April 26, 2019

    COMMENTARY: Who pressured the FOX to abdicate the acting job as Pres when he always aspired for a cushie job as he stated in an interview during police week in 1994 or there abouts? Wasn’t he the very crook who was asked to retire in the public interest? This dude crossed the bridge and there was no sorrows. Last year he popped up acting Pres when Ayatolla was doing his check up in the USA .This time it backfired on him someone raised objection to it’s constitutionality.
    Good job whoever it is. Good detective work just like his in the 70′ and 80’s with Toni Falcon

    • Corruption Historian
      April 28, 2019

      Good information People with their eyes open. This guy was and continues to be a piece of work. The daughter a strange character turned minister.
      I guess all well known DFP-ites turning to the Nuevo DLP with DLPites at the helm. The poopa had given UWP the best route during the 95 elections and was hoping he’d be considered for President. he mis-calculated as Eddo had a homeboy Ahfouahwee lined up. He ended being humiliated instead ( as you mention asked to retire I the public interest.) Like an earthworm re-emerges 2 decades later as acting President Tis time someone cries foul. These creatures expect to succeed every time.
      Why doesn’t this guy do himself, family ( the gang his friends) a colossal favour and do what his father did in the early 70’s?

  23. LaPlaine Observer
    April 26, 2019

    I am not sure the elder Robers would endorse her dauhter’s affiliation with the DLP. The report quoted the DLP as saying that. Can we have a name from the DLP representative who quoted the elder Robert’s support for her daughter?

    • Peeping Tom
      April 27, 2019

      The truth is just too bitter to swallow, huh? Yeah, it happens sometimes. Reality bites!

  24. Someshalleatall
    April 26, 2019

    Look like senior elder Roberts have an axe to grind….. or is it something else? Mamme we are dealing with a different person than the one you spoke about in parliament some years back. We have yet to see the true colours.

  25. Maybe Later- Not now
    April 26, 2019

    Greta is this about public service or a pay day? There are rumours and allegations that you were offered and paid about $176,000 to be Skerrit’s candidate in GF. Folks are confused knowing that your mom is a lifelong UWP operative. So Greta before people take sides and recite that it is ‘Beta with Greta’ or ‘Greedy Greta’, please clear the air before they draw their own conclusions. You cannot afford to ignore and/or remain silent on this questions Madam.

  26. MjRcGfpatriot
    April 26, 2019

    As much as your family bad talk Ivor for joining Labour, you should be ashamed to join dlp. Roots in the community my foot. Nobody knows you up there, you visit RC and sit in your sister’s window watching people pass on road. Keep your tongue speaking in town. We want no parts of it in GF/MJ/RC.

  27. Oracle
    April 26, 2019

    Still would not win that sit without stealing. . DLP has lost popularity everywhere I go people are talking bad about the dlp … uwp will win the next election

    • Are we screwed are we there yet?
      April 26, 2019

      I want to feel that way bc of all the excessive BS over 19 yrs. I am also of the opinion from 2004 that we as a society has allowed mediocrity When KakaDoc was elbowed in as P.M which made PJ & ignoramus from Ahfouahweeland look good. Skerritt alias Kaka doc. We have had great roles played by guys who became educated or perhaps studiated who were( not breast fed) thus lack empathy and are just plain greedy. They know themselves. I will give to examples . One is nicknamed NKOMO once poor but now a multimillionaire and another who has help many a position from Pal Sec, Chairman who I personally call The Mammal that morphed.
      I think we are Fire Under Coffee Ketteled as a nation. Most if not all our intellectuals real or imagined have morphed into frogs jumping from one stone to the next. Some call it development of the individual LMAOL.

    • Peeping Tom
      April 27, 2019

      If you keep repeating this BS to yourself each day like the mantra . that Linton feeds to you, then you surely will believe it and you will surely need some super medication on the night of General Elections.

      Keep dreaming!

      • Are we screwed
        April 28, 2019

        OH no voyeur! This opposition leader is another piece of the Kaka likewise You are you of the belief am some SH? Oh no buddy. I need nothing ,am as kool as they come without the gang. You are the one who will need something on that night. Just in case Dr.B prescription fails you, check me out for something stronger. I will more than willing and ABLE to provide you. Meanwhile keep on being a voyeur or in local palane a Mete vayer. You peeping so much you can’t see the need to focus ur energy n a useful way?

      • To a Voyeur/Maite vayee/maquel Vawah
        April 28, 2019

        Tom Cat, I will let Dr Shillingford-.Ricketts slit your eye releasing all the aqueous Humour. You need not see cause ur sight is useless to you.
        Saqway M…….. las vayee’

  28. Gouvelma
    April 26, 2019

    People please dont be fooled. Last perk Skerritt was in Grand Fond “touring the site of the housing project”. Was it coincidental? No. He wanted to boost the image of Gretta and the failing labor party in the constituency. Work had been going on at a steady pace on the roads leading to Grand Fond. Skerritt doesn’t been visit Greta’s brother in law who up to this day is the parl rep of the constituency. It is his way at any cost. There is a secret awaiting him. The people will teach Gretta what family bond is. Her betrayal of her mother’s legacy will be defined at the polls. Dr Cuffy will treat her. So Skerritt, thanks for the little you are doing in the constituency. It is not from your personal funds. We will gladly accept it and on elections day tell you that Dominica and Morne Jaune/Riviere Cyrique/ Grand Fond doesn’t need you anymore. You have killed the Dominican spirit. Change is a MUST. Labor MUST go. Welcome Dr Cuffy. Take your seat in the parliamentary halls as MP for…

    • Ibo France
      April 26, 2019

      They are using her mother’s legacy to prop her up. More was said about her mother than was said about Gretta. Let me repeat what I’ve said in a previous post. Anybody who joins Sherrit’s dysfunctional, unscrupulous, money grabbing party cannot be fair-minded nor decent. That party’s mantra is “MONEY MONEY MONEY MORE MONEY” not for the people but themselves.
      Can someone answer this question? Where else in the Caribbean a prime minister has ever handpicked his wife to contest an election? The lady has no political experience nor acumen. Does Sherrit want to make Dominica a monarchy? All right thinking constituents should give Mrs. Sherrit a sound trashing at the polls.

      • Peeping Tom
        April 27, 2019

        What “political experience” or “acumen” does Lennox Linton have even today, years after he has been Leader of the Opposition? What experience and acumen did he have then? And, as for the Joshua Francis, what political experience and acumen does he have even today; years after pretending to be in touch with the constituents of Roseau South, fighting self-imposed demons, being repeatedly rejected by his own party, and hiding behind Mike Wallace?

    • April 27, 2019

      @Gouvelma April 26, 2019

      How foolish! Why do you think that would only take one visit to motivate the minds of the people of that constituency to accept the new parliamentary candidate if they were not interested to begin with? And why should the PM not visit the constituency, if he is about to appoint and new representative there?

  29. Gouvelma
    April 26, 2019

    I am excited to hear Gretta trash the achievements of her mother to the people of the constituency. Money really does make the mare go!!!! Gretta has not reached the age of retirement. So when she say that she is interested in serving will someone tel.me what it took for her to leave the school and onto the political platform? Is she doing it because of love of country? Has she given up he gratuity and pension for nothing? Say yes to a fool!!!!! What better way can one show love for community and country than as a teacher. As a teacher you impact the lives of everyone in the community. They pass through your hands. Yet Gretta loves the community so much that she has given that up for a life in politics. What was her price? Who paid it and where did that money come from. How much is our treasury poorer to satisfy Gretta and Skerritt. Just like her mother when the elections are river and she loses she will flee Dominica for a happy retirement in America. Labor MUST go.

  30. %
    April 26, 2019

    Once the good people of Grand Fond/Morne Jaune/ Riviere Cyrique remember that Dr Fontaine’s seat was given to Stephenson unfairly, Gretta will be DLPs first reject!!!
    Pharo Cuffy will whip her beyond recognition, since the people know that she is representing a highly corrupt DLP, lead by a visionless misleader called Roosevelt, a square peg in round hole, an excellent liar, an inarticulte showman suffering from hubris syndrome, a lavish spender of states resources,a coward who is scared of losing power. DLP and Gretta has no plan to advance Dominica, so people take what you get .Gretta by shamelessly associating with DLP, has given her endorsement to Dominica’s retrogression. Reject her! Discard her,and I know that she will ..!
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

  31. The officer
    April 26, 2019

    Boy I used to admire this woman so much! I’m disappointed that she would choose to go up for labor… What a waste

    • Man bites dogs
      April 26, 2019

      These So-called supporters of the workers calamity clowns party always reminded me of a pack of Hyenas we came up against when i was in the British Services luckily we had the upper-hands they were chase away… Workers supporters are all great liars they tell so much lies even they themselves are beginning to believe it, because those clowns have nothing to pin on Pm, Dr Skerrit Labour party. So the next best thing is to tell lies and spread nasty rumours like Rats.

      • Joseph John
        April 28, 2019

        Hyenas, yes. And wild dogs. They like to gang up on people in packs. They operate like gang bangers, mobsters and looters. Just see how they gang up on the Speaker when she was nominated for President, on Mammie and on the recent DLP nominated candidate for Marigot to run against lean-oxx.
        Just see the strange noises they are making because of the P M Dr, Dr….Phd, Phd.

  32. Ibo France
    April 26, 2019

    The thirteen political neophytes, personally hand picked by Skerrit, are like sheep being taken to the slaughter. The DLP is a failed, one man’s political party. This one man chooses all the candidates, sets all the misguided policies without any input from his present, soon to be discarded, sycophantic ministers. Anyone, who of his/her own accord, joins this nakedly corrupt party of bandits, cannot be taken too seriously. The present DLP construct, has gained notoriety for CORRUPTION, MONEY HOARDING, INEPTITUDE, LYING and DIVISIVENESS. The DLP best days are in the rear mirror. They have long been EXPIRED!

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      April 26, 2019

      Ibo MALAPROP France, JEALOUSILITIS is a very terrible sickness.
      You are very sick of this disease . Please take that medication.
      Skerrit and Labor will be there for another 5, 10, 15 more years. Take that once a day . Hope you get well soon.

      • Ibo France
        April 27, 2019

        Thank you KID for your genuine concern and your good wishes. However, I believe you’ll need those instructions and sentiments more than me after the next elections. Put your doctor on standby. About Sherrit winning, he has no realistic chance. That’s just a fantasy of yours. Keep on fantasizing.

  33. Ittassi Too
    April 26, 2019

    As a fellow resident of Vielle Case, I want to tell Skerrit that he can do what he wants, fire who he wants, buy who he wants and launch who he wants but the people are fed up with him and the people are ready to FIRE them! In fact for the first time in the last 20 yrs, Roosevelt Skerrit himself is in serious trouble in the Vielle case constituency. Last year around this time, I would tell any one that Skerrit was untouchable. But since JR’s name was thrown in the ring there has been a 360 degree shift. The only reason the people of V/case voting Skerrit is because he is PM. But really the majority of his votes come from Penville and with JR being from Penville and a strong community person, I can tell you Skerrit is trembling. Skerrit has done the maths and knows the Penville people will support JR and UWPites in both V/Case and Thibaud will go all out in support of Junior. So change might very well start in the V/ case constituency, come next election

  34. Possie Direct
    April 26, 2019

    All I will say to Gretta Roberts is, REMEMBER why she is replacing the seating DLP candidate. Gretta, Remember my fried Stephenson particularly the situation that caused triggered before he was airlifted. That’s all on that.
    But to Dominicans all over, I want to remind you of the old tricks of the deceiver who always wants to blame people for his own failure. So is Skerrit telling us that Ian Douglas of Portsmouth, is a working candidate and that’s why Skerrit cannot fire him in a DLP stronghold? Go to Portsmouth people and you will agree with me that Ian Douglas is the most FAILED DLP candidate in the history of our politics! In fact many believe that the ONLY reason Ian is still the DLP candidate for Portsmouth, is because Ian is a Lawyer Skerrit confided in. The same can be said of Reggie Austrie though he is not a lawyer but might be a co . Otherwise the DLP team is by FAR the worse team ever assembled by the DLP. This team is just what many refer to as a “Security Guard” firm

  35. ddddddd123
    April 26, 2019

    Really Elder Roberts? I wonder if these people really have Dominica’s interest at heart because clearly the DLP has not serve Dominica well.

    • %
      April 26, 2019

      They definitely don’t mine the decaying country, but they like $$$$$$$..!!!
      So understand now why so many of our students are lost ..Poor role models!
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

    • Peeping Tom
      April 27, 2019

      Actually, thank God for the DLP! If UWP were in power during the last struggles that we have had, the ministers would feed themselves and NOT ONE fart would have received assistance. Take a look at how the UWP has treated Dominicans, especially those in constituencies hat it has won, after Ophelia, Erika, and Maria. Not one Dominican has benefitted from the largesse they received from you-know-whom. What a waste-of-time-party! Thank God they are in the yard.

  36. I Still RED
    April 26, 2019

    I am still Red and even more RED than Gretta and definitely more RED than Skerrit himself, since they just dyed their clothes in RED for red votes, whereas I was born RED with red blood in every vain of mine. But honestly speaking if Gretta Robert or any of the 13 new discarded candidates of the Dominica Skerrit Party (DSP) was running for love of country most definitely they would not be running. Take a look at each of them, including those Skerrit did not fire and you will see greed and “love of money”, which the bible says is the root of all EVIL, written on their faces. Skerrit himself doesn’t care a damn about Dominica. He is simply concerned about not spending his future in a dark new address, so he handpicked people to help deliver him. But that will not succeed because as a real poto laborite myself, I can tell you Skerrit will not only lose the election but he will be crushed. So come Greta but you will have to visit the office of Dr. Cuffy before and after the elections.

  37. Kermit
    April 26, 2019

    Not involved in politics but there is a strong possibility labour can win that seat.

    • RED ANTS BITE
      April 26, 2019

      So Kermit you not involve in politics and yet you saying labor can win it? Who you fooling? You are a poto DLP and the tone of your statement confirms that the DLP is in trouble in Grand Fond, the seat that was stolen from Dr. Fontaine the last election.

  38. JBaptiste
    April 26, 2019

    Outgoing members getting money and incoming members getting money. Hint: Dominicans this is not about you. I remember Kelver Darroux saying he is leaving politics to better himself but in the same breathe saying Dominica is in the best position under this administration. Are we that daft?

  39. LifeandDeath
    April 26, 2019

    I’m sorry to hear this if those are the words of Gertrude Roberts, She has been duped completely.
    This DLP is not Good Company. If they were, there would be no need topay for candidates and further, Dominica would be better off. I always ask these Labourites to think a little bit, If after 19 years in Power we have not been able to reduce VAt even by 1% despite having received most money compared to any previous gov’t, under the CBI, then what Progress have we made? Where is the benefit for the population across the board? Greta it’s time for change, wrong team.

    • Lin clown
      April 27, 2019

      Man bites dogs and Kid on the block you guys,are real Dominicans.The useless,lazy,incompetent,idiotic,traitors does not even know.After Hurricane Maria there was no DOMINICA.Everything you see in Dominica today was done by the Labour Party.while the Blue lazy Bugs stand aside and look.That is why the Blue Bugs follow a man who was Expelled from school,a man who was deported from Antigua,a man who was dismissed(fired) from DCP.Pinard Byrne’s $ 1 000 000.That is UWP.

  40. LANSAL
    April 26, 2019

    a country in political, moral and spiritual crisis is aided and abetted by men and women just for their personal gain. money and a scholarship for my daughter and i can sellout the a whole community. smh

  41. truth2power
    April 26, 2019

    money m0ney m$$ney…

    i want mine so i running

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