Did Hunter cheat?

Hunter

Controversy is brewing over Hunter’s performance at the calypso semi finals.

Allegations are that some of the lyrics for his song were written on the palm on his hands and were read while he performed in the competition.

The issue created a buzz on social media after a video was posted online which showed written material in the palm of Hunter’s hand.

Some people have been saying he should be disqualified while others say there is not enough evidence to prove that what was written on his hands were actually some of his lyrics.

Hunter himself has strongly denied the allegations. He agreed that information was written on the palm of one of his hands but noted they were not the lyrics of his song and it was written before the show started. “As you know I am the treasurer of the calypso association,” he told Q95’s Matt Peltier. “So I went to the ticketing booth very early and I organized with the people monies and floats and so on. Information was written on my hands because at the time I could not find paper …they had a list of the calypsonians that they they were using to tick out people they thought would have made it. I did not have paper….some information was there.”

The calypsonian said he loves the song very much and it was one of his best performances. “There is no way I was going to forget the song,” he said.

He argued that he has seen a video that has been going around but it should have also shown his face. “Can you show me where Derrick St. Rose was looking at his palm or reading from his palm …?” he asked.

Dominica News Online (DNO) has been trying to get an opinion from Dominica Calypso Association officials on the matter but so far has been unsuccessful.

DNO was able to obtain grainy footage of the performance which has been causing the stir. However, the footage is not clear enough for one to identify the actual words.

Photo of palm and video below.

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284 Comments

  1. February 2, 2013

    I just listened to the song while looking at his palm and nothing in that song suggested what was written is part of the song. I do not get the confusion.

  2. YOU STAND OUT
    February 1, 2013

    Please please tell me what speeches by public officials or singers have to do with this ? Are they in a competition ? There are rules to debates etc. Think before you write please.

  3. Bacanal
    January 31, 2013

    Hunter might be given out ‘run out’ but Caressa is at the other end of the wicket stroking it out and making the bowlers labour to get him out. By the end of the match all them bowlers who think they on ‘Q’ will not get his wicket and will surely need a rest by the Princess. Caressa will be driving home with the trophy and the prize for the man of the match.

  4. rainbow
    January 31, 2013

    if it was dice longtime they disqualify him. that’s all i’m gonna say.

  5. January 31, 2013

    That’s so stupid! How much can one write on ones hand. which part of the song that he new he wasn’t going to remember?lol. That does not make any sense at all.

  6. January 30, 2013

    How much of the whole song could he have written on the palm of his hands, if he would not remember the words? This accusation does not make much sense to me.

  7. Not interesting
    January 30, 2013

    One thing I want to say is that….how can he forget only a sentence….he could cram that a billion times…..just saying

  8. Cruzian
    January 30, 2013

    Loolll… Hunter you should jus admit yu wrong… So it seems like you #Cheated or attempted too…! Pffft..

  9. Haunted
    January 30, 2013

    If hunter is disqualified, Bob and De Web should follow, because their songs are not calypsoes :mrgreen:

    • kaiso fan
      February 1, 2013

      @ Haunted you obviously dont know what is calypso. Listen to Trinidad calypso and tell me what webb and bobb singing is not calypso. Is the Soca Daddy Chess singing calypso? Typical Dominican when all u like someone they can do no wrong…

  10. caca chien
    January 30, 2013

    I will be waiting for the semis to be aired on Marpin for me to boil my peas with my own eyes!

    I hope it aint true, but if it is ebeh! Calypso just got hotter, for how it was cold! maybe elektra deserves her rightful place

  11. 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

  12. legal eagle
    January 30, 2013

    When police arrest youths for marijuana, the systems imprisons them without ever any scientific test taken on the weed, yet they are requesting for all king of high tech forensic when this is an obvious cheating case caught on camera.

  13. Mamizoo
    January 30, 2013

    What a circus we have created in Dominica. The very same people trying legitimize Hunter’s action(s) by asking for the rules are the very same people who when the rules , the law or constitution is wel defined and their politician of choice breaks the rules , laws and constitution find all kind of silly excuses. My question therefore is what does it take to I sure that the children fully understand that the rules are meant for everyone to follow.
    When the chickens on home to roost some of the same hypocrites will still ask themselves at went wrong. It wil be too late.

  14. Oyeh
    January 30, 2013

    Scrunter must be saying thank you to Hunter for taking the heat off him.

  15. 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. This is all planned to throw Hunter off, who is going to give Dice the whooping of his life.

    • January 30, 2013

      UTTERRUBBISH! according to my police friend…
      standards are standards no matter what level..

      “what if i rape my friendly neighbour’s daughter?Whats the issue? Its just a little rape after all… friend…”

  16. Homey
    January 30, 2013

    When Hunter was in his prime I use to Mae the trip back home because Hunter calypsos encouraged people to come back home fr the Carnival and even the festival. Hunter has built himself a very good reputation and I hope that he does what is right not only as a role modl performer but as a police officer. In fact Hunter has a very good chance to reignite his artistic career by stepping up to the humble plate apologize and then take control of his own destiny. He may even want to write a song or calypso of apology.

  17. January 30, 2013

    Hello. This is so easy to solve therefore I just can’t see how anyone can defend Mr Hunter even if you are his supporter. This is how I prove it to my satisfaction. I took a photo of Hunters hand which is attached to DNO post with my I phone. I then emailed the photo to myself and then viewed it on my IPad . I then listen to his song and the words are clearly the second verse of his sound. Mr Hunter should be disqualified if there are any written rules which would forbid this behavior. It is not fare to the other singers who lost points on different aspects of their performance.

  18. Huntaniously Yours
    January 30, 2013

    Disqualify him ,and who ever they put in his place i hope they win the crown :-D smart set of people

  19. Jacky Chan
    January 30, 2013

    It is rather terrifying that as a small nation we have embarked on a path that leads only to sorrow and grief. What leafy are we building for the younger generation. It is indeed frightening when the call for honesty and integrity is not to the usual perp , that s the politicians but to priest, pastors , bishops, police.
    What cause Right to be so overridden by wrong and injustice.
    I understand that certain moralities can be situational but lies, cheating, stealing, murder, attempted murder, assault, etc is conventionally wrong.
    People claim that there is no written rule against the use of prompts prompts

    • Jacky Chan
      January 30, 2013

      Immature posting – my apology. No rules against prompts but so too there are no rules about having someone up front with lyrics written on a display for the performer to read nor are there rules against using a TelePrompTer .

      The evidence is quite condemning and the Hunter should do the honorable thing. Mayb just maybe Hunter will spark a turn around from the destructive path that our country has taken. Who knows people like Tony, SKERRIT, and others may follow Hunter’s que and all resign in the interest of saving our country.

  20. TRUTH
    January 30, 2013

    Hunter yr response nt making much sense.We living in a technological age you talking bout Robin nt having paper to write on,what happen to the high speed cell phones we all have at our disposal lets assume you do nt have one but them flashlight will still take whatever notes you had to take frm Robin.Man the truth is the truth.

  21. True
    January 30, 2013

    HUNTER DID NOT CHEAT. THE WRITING COULD BEAN ANYTHING. STAY STRONG HUNTER.

    • Anonymous
      January 30, 2013

      The fact that u wrote here suggests that u can read. So tell us how [HOW LONG] becomes anything? Are those not the first two words of the second stanza? I feel really sorry for the next generation of Dominicans

    • ?
      January 31, 2013

      mr bean or true, what ever name you may go by.
      now i understand why you cant fool anyone but yourself….
      he did cheat

  22. sugar
    January 30, 2013

    that’s just bull s to think the hunter would do such,he to good of a singer , he does wonder with a mic.

    • January 30, 2013

      Hello your name sound sweet but please open your eye. We all wish the best for Hunter but the truth is the truth and I see you can type but can you read. If you can read and hear please tell us what is written on his palm and compare it to the second verse of his song. Thanks.

  23. Anonymous
    January 30, 2013

    At the end of it all, it’s boils down to POLITICS. Silly politics that seems to consume everyday life in Dominica. What a country!!!!We really need babalen for true!!!!Stay strong Hunter amidts the sea of haters!!!!!!

  24. Views Expressed
    January 30, 2013

    This is a revelation: Did I hear Ghost as President of the Calypso association say on DBS Radio news and repeated on Matt in the morning that this is usual occurance by most calypsonians,,,whoa….whoa….whoa…..my God…well it seems that we de public do not like that… The question to Ghost is, has he done, or would he do it…?
    What is it we are promoting….? that school children should write exams results on the palm of hand into the exam room, or on their tongue, or on their fingers…where does it start ….where does it end…Ghost please tell us…I must be seeing a Ghost….papa bondie..

  25. Calypso fan
    January 30, 2013

    His fan will have to boy cut the finals if they can’t accept the truth.Matt brother has less competition.blood is thicker than water.Matt is looking out for his family.sing for his supper.

  26. Tommy
    January 30, 2013

    Ok he had a line written on his hand, did anyone in the audience see him read from his hand to have caused suspicion?

    • Hate ignorance
      January 30, 2013

      that sounds like a cricket match , the third umpire will decide, i think he is out , one more video replay in slow motion . lol

    • Mweh mem
      January 30, 2013

      I am amazed by the “journalists” on Q95..de Lennox investigated as if is kill Hunter somebody.Lennox and dem too idle, he in every sauce, he is a lawyer, geologist, doctor, look now he is a palm reader..damn give somebody else a chance to lead de way nuh!! Is only calypso, at the end of it all, Hunter will go back to his other life of being a husband, father and policeman. Zor lay pan li pou ki sah!!! Caressah is king in 2013…

  27. PAX
    January 30, 2013

    here’s a fact; if you are writing a cxc exam, and you have any paper (except those given to you), book, phone, electronic device (apart from a calculator) or writing on your hand, or on the desk/chair, that is considered cheating.

  28. January 30, 2013

    This is the best calypso song for 2013. Taking the Caribbean by storm that what good calypso represent and don’t mention the artist international self made . That’s where jealousy comes to play . To all the Hunter haters get a life and be creative

    • I saw it
      January 30, 2013

      Garry we understand why you would want to protect your brother. However at the end of the day it is important to be honest. We are all Hunter fans in the north but we are disappointed in what has been allegedly done.

  29. sweet
    January 30, 2013

    ‘perversed’ sorry

  30. blistex
    January 30, 2013

    In all you …….is Not My Pm this time ! Lol

  31. dee
    January 30, 2013

    It’s ashame to see what is happening in Dominica calypso become to politics no competition and just let Dice be king and call it a deal. People pray stop this malice, envy and hatred toward each other no wonder the country is water don’t blame anybody than yourselves.

  32. listen
    January 30, 2013

    Diego Maradonna scored a gold in his last word cup final after review by camera experts it revealed that the said gold was scored with his hands.Argentina was never stripped from their trophy instead his hands was name as the hands of God.so please let’s not prolong this nonsense imagine I received information that Derose said at times he does it.

  33. PAX
    January 30, 2013

    shocking news! my heart almost ripped out from my chest! :mrgreen:

  34. Vendetta
    January 30, 2013

    In the name of Jesus I pray dear Lord you deliver us from all this spiritual wickedness in high places and i declare war against these forces in Jesus name!even the forces allowing wrong doing to be call right…right is right and wrong is wrong and the hunter is wrong….Amen

  35. January 30, 2013

    Matt Is a dam nusence

    • Tri-State Beauty
      January 31, 2013

      @ Garrty winchester

      So says the one who can’t spell NUISANCE!

  36. dislike if u like me
    January 30, 2013

    Dominicans are really dimmer than i think… you don’t expect the whole song to be on his hand.. its a prompt.. and how dare you justify this.. u don’t need a brain to understand that is cheating.. shame on all those who try to defend hunter, how can u look yourself in a mirror….shame…

    and ofc you so ignorant, u making the issue about Matt instead of trying to understand what hunter had on his hand.

  37. the fans
    January 30, 2013

    His fans will have to boy cut the final if they can’t accept the truth. Calypso continues,and Matt bro has less competition which is what Matt wants for his family.blood thicker than water Dominican.

  38. voice of reason
    January 30, 2013

    i think people seem to forget that this isnt some upcoming calypsonian trying TO MAKE IT TO THE FINALS.. this is a previous king.. this is a man who is ALMOST ALWAYS in the finals. was he looking at his hand during his performance… my question is if DICE had something written in his hand wud ppl think that he’s cheating? or he just didnt have a paper at the moment!

    • Allu
      January 30, 2013

      Die hard dice Fan, win lose or draw. If that were dice, I woulda have made a comment. Something to the effect, king dice, you are my king but not this year, wheel and come against next year. Because, by doing that you prevented somebody who sang their heart out from gaining a spot. I will still support you but not this year.

    • junior
      January 30, 2013

      i am a dice-ite and if he had done it, it would be wrong too

  39. pd
    January 30, 2013

    Anyway people it is clear,hope everyone is seeing it and stop talking nonsence,right is right,wrong is wrong so stop it dominicans,are we really in a can that we can’t see the evidence some of us are being so blind because it’s hunter no one is perfect.

  40. Open-Minded
    January 30, 2013

    Why are people blaming Matt? Why should Matt have to call Hunter. Lance Amstrong, now Derrick Jeter, we see it everyday. Hunter is human, and he should simply admit this before it gets worst. What will his defense be it wasn’t his hand? Hunter spoke and tied himself. I find in Dominica we are too like to uphold wrong when we like people. Now this is all about Labour vs UWP. One day we will own our place in society and call things by their rightful names. This isn’t about not liking Hunter, but the man knows he is lying and instead of his fans calling his bluff they are defending and blaming Matt. Had this been anyone else especially Dice Hunter would be on every radio station and street corner running his mouth. We who paid for the viewing online clearly saw the words on his hand and yes he is looking down. I’m worried about Dominicans and where we go as a nation lately. People he lied because he knows it’s unfair and he was caught. If nothing was wrong he would have no need to tell two different stories within minutes. Since when Matt or any reporter is supposed to call Hunter and prep him ahead of time?

  41. Truth
    January 30, 2013

    This thing is getting wayyyy out of hand, and I believe that some people are blowing this thing way out of proportion, because no one has surfaced to say that they actually saw De Hunter LOOKING/PEEKING at his hands while singing his song. I believe this is just a mischief by some people who wants to see him out of the competition. Well I have news for all you and that is the Truth. Come again,dream on, this will NOT happen, not in all you wildest dream.Stuppppppes.

  42. Tri-State Beauty
    January 30, 2013

    A new era has dawned in Dominica! If we like you, you can do no wrong especially if we see you as a labourite! If you have a different view you are enemy, UWP, angry, jealous. I never knew we had so many perfect people on island! Matt is a public enemy! He committed a cardinal sin by not calling the great Hunter first. I’m asking myself how do we attempt to guide the youth with people putting emotions, deceit,hatred, politics before values and standards? So much for christian nation. hypochrites!!!

  43. CIS
    January 30, 2013

    PHOTOSHOP!

  44. peace
    January 30, 2013

    stop defending the man,wrong is wrong hunter is the only one that no wat he had written on his hands.if he no is true he must come out and talk the truth.be brave and do the right thing.

  45. we love hunter
    January 30, 2013

    lol mr so hot thats is probably the amount of ladies telling him call me, i wish it was my number on his hand, he can call me ANY time, lol leave de man alone he is a winner de song is awesome,,,,,,WE LOVE YOU HUNTER XXXXXXXXXXXX

  46. IluvmyPm
    January 30, 2013

    They joking Carl dem fellas joking

  47. Concern citizen
    January 30, 2013

    People use your common sense that God gave us, how is he able to see what is written on his hands whilst singing and moving around on an unlighted staged? Stop these nonsense.

  48. January 30, 2013

    If Sarah Palin can do it Hunter can do it too!

  49. Anonymous
    January 29, 2013

    Number one fan. I’ve looked at the video and the palm of his hand and I can’t make out one word please let an expert decide before we hang him out to dry he is not perfect he is human no matter what I’ll still be his#1 fan.

  50. January 29, 2013

    I just view the video provided above i counted about 8 or 9 words in someones hand,what r u all trying to say this is lyrics to a whole song?…”SMH”

    • I Die Nah
      January 30, 2013

      @ Jennifer Pascal ALAS!! and you put your real name behind that ignorant,uniformed statement?

  51. January 29, 2013

    Had it been a new comer i would have voted to disqualify him, but a once king and a veteran and an experienced calypsonian like hunter, i say let the show go on.Matt please don’t disturb our barcana!!!

    • Poison wougee
      January 30, 2013

      Leroy to me you use to sing calypso you and Brigeedy. Leroy was mighty aba lagorr

  52. agent provocateur
    January 29, 2013

    If I were hunter, I would write the whole song on a shirt and wear the shirt and sing with it in the finals!

    If dominicans really focus on lyrics, then all calypsonians not singing their own songs should disqualified. its the same principle. what judges miss they miss. in olympics the gymnasts are not judged by replays on a screen they are judged right then and there.

    • Hate ignorance
      January 30, 2013

      very good but they are stripped if when tested later they come up positive, you get the point smarty

  53. thickness4so
    January 29, 2013

    what u seeing in that video??? that not main no sense to me!

  54. helas
    January 29, 2013

    I see so many foolish comments, it is unreal.
    persons supporting politics simply taking sides irregardless of truth or ethics.

    I think the Calypso association should look at this and setup an ethical commitee to take care of it.

    You cannot set rules for everything and thereby the ethics committee.

    the writing is clear , the red clinic supporters want to crucify matt, for what. Hunter did not make it any better by calling in with that hog wash he said.
    I think hunter can take the high road, say he did not see it as a violation but that because so many other persons see it so , he would step down.
    he would be cleaner than if he did not.

  55. Rights and Wrongs
    January 29, 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.

  56. MOU
    January 29, 2013

    Why are our people so foolish nuh?

    Well duh, Hunter cannot write the entire song on his hand. But writing the first 3-4 words of the first line will help him to remember the rest. Was anyone of you ever trying to remember a song, then someone started the first line for you and the rest just click in???? I seeing a set of idiots saying “how can hunter write the entire song on his hand”…lol…

    In the recorded version of his song Hunter begins Verse 3 with the following line:

    “Our young males are quickly dwindling”

    However, in the semi final presentation he begins Verse 3 as follows:

    “Our male population just keeps on dwindling”

    The first three words in the second line written on his hand photographed during the semi final presentation are:

    “Our male population…”

    The first lines in Verse 2 for both original recording and semi final presentation are identical as follows:

    “How long are we going to sit down in the back”

    The first three words in the first line written on his hand photographed during the semi final presentation are:

    “How long are…”

    Before you do the math, just remember that the writings on his hand are supposed to be his notes as Treasurer of the Dominica Calypso Association from a conversation he had with the Mighty Robin before the show

  57. Brotherly Brothers
    January 29, 2013

    I know Hunter well enough to know that he like the rest is imperfect. However I also know him well enough to know that cheating is out of character for him! I think as a people we should move away from thinking the worst of people and at best try to give people the benefit of the doubt. I have known the guy almost all my life and there’s no way I am going to think this low of such a noble character. We should not rush to pass judgement on others, unless it is absolutely clear we should refrain form casting aspersions. Hunter is a St. Rose but that doesn’t mean that he is a saint but we must know who is capable of what. I mean this man sang that song flawlessly without any musical accompanyment at a December 16th activity so I would be very dissapointed if he would resort to this unfair unfavouring in a competition. In holding him accountable I have called him for an explanation and I am satisfied that he did not act improperly and I stand by the Hunter!

  58. Alex Paul
    January 29, 2013

    I think that hunter is a good calypsonian.but listen many people think that Electra should have made it.we have to agree that the judges did their job and this girl sang the song to hash she sang like she was made or mad she wanted to be to perfect,please get over it.am a Caressa fan.

    but don’t step down hunter if you did that there is no rule saying to can’t so if they want your space for electra to come in she will have a better chance electrocuting her husband for his space.hunter we are not stepping down go and fright.it is maybe your year to win an honest crown.

  59. stanly
    January 29, 2013

    In 2000 hunter won the calypso crown and it was not his to win in 2007 again he won the crown again it was clearly not his crown. so what all you telling me is that hunter steal a space again again.

  60. observer
    January 29, 2013

    I am certain that first line is “How long..” the beginning of one of his verse – listened and looked…wow. Disappointed in the Hunter…love the man’s calypso. I knew that reaction to Matt was fishy. Come clean now Hunter..the longer your stay the harder it will be. Admit your wrong and have enough time to heal for next season..

  61. miss concern
    January 29, 2013

    That is not going anywhere. If they so wanted to show hunter was reading from his hand, why didn’t they show his head . Why just his hand. the whole contoversy is that he was reading from his hand but no one can show he was reading from his hand on the video. U can only see he had something written. And even though it was few words from his song and he never read it on stage I doe see the big deal. People. Can review before performances. They couldn give him paper he had to use his hand. And show me the rule book with it wrong. I don’t see why matt wanted to ask hunter any question if he already convinced he is cheating. And with the interview technically matt is telling him he is lying. I doe see why that had to make headline news on q95. That is headline? as long as its not in the rule book hunter u did nothing wrong when matt saying about spirit of the law. If something is not written how it can be wrong. ( I cannot park a car somwhere that has no sign of no parking and I am going to get punished for it. The sign was not there so I assume its ok) so hunter whether u do it or not and there is no sign written to show its wrong , then u did nothing my brother.

  62. miss concern
    January 29, 2013

    That is not going anywhere. If they so wanted to show hunter was reading from his hand, why didn’t they show his head . Why just his hand. the whole contoversy is that he was reading from his hand but no one can show he was reading from his hand on the video. U can only see he had something written. And even though it was few words from his song and he never read it on stage I doe see the big deal. People. Can review before performances. They couldn give him paper he had to use his hand. And show me the rule book with it wrong. I don’t see why matt wanted to ask hunter any question if he already convinced he is cheating. And with the interview technically matt is telling him he is lying. I doe see why that had to make headline news on q95. That is headline? as long as its not in the rule book hunter u did nothing wrong when matt saying about spirit of the law. If something is not written how it can be wrong. ( I cannot park a car somwhere that has no sign of no parking and I am going to get pinished for it. The sign was not there so I assume its ok) so hunter whether u do it or not and there is no sign written to show its wrong , then u did nothing my brother.

  63. fil
    January 29, 2013

    Hunter someone trying to block you from the finals maybe is one of Matt’s friend according to DeRos give them BLABALEN.

  64. Aye
    January 29, 2013

    Apres bondie cest lat er should be replaced by Wrong is always right when someone we love does it.

    • Peeping Tom
      January 30, 2013

      :lol: :lol:

    • devideomaker
      January 30, 2013

      Oh yes eh in Dominica only…

  65. Zero Stress
    January 29, 2013

    Is there a rule that says a competitor is not allowed to sing from a song sheet? Under what criterion will such a person lose points?

    • Anonymous
      January 30, 2013

      There may not be such a rule but there is something called reasonable expectation and that is where the concept of ethics comes to play.

      Ethical behavior will compel reasonable persons to consider natural expectations in a competition – no unfair advantage for oneself only.

      As a law enforcement officer he ought to know the principles of upholding the law.

      The man should cut his losses before it gets any worse.

  66. lee
    January 29, 2013

    Hunter has a good song maybe the other calypsonian or a song writer want to sabotage him
    this is what you call MADNESS. Dominicans must stop hurting on another.

    • legal eagle
      January 30, 2013

      so u are saying is some other calypsonian that wrote that stuff on his hands?

  67. linky
    January 29, 2013

    i downloaded the photo of hunter’s left hand and enlargen it; and what was written on his hand was the starting of his second vers(HOW LONG A WE
    GOING TO SEATN DOWN IN THE BACK) i have a suspision that the starting of the third vers was the wright hand. befor listening to the sound properly that is what i saw written.

    • watch dog
      January 30, 2013

      I looked at it and this doesnt match what you are saying.Dam fool

      • ?
        January 31, 2013

        ok fooldog

  68. Tomas
    January 29, 2013

    Where is Sherlock Holmes when you need him!

  69. Forensic expert
    January 29, 2013

    None of the words on his hands mayches his lyrics.

    • Observer
      January 30, 2013

      True, i listened to that song with my earphone nothing in there are connecting to his palm writings.

    • Suki
      January 30, 2013

      what is mayches?

    • nubian
      January 30, 2013

      @forensic expert..are u blind? deaf? or just biased??? which is it?? i choose the latter.. with just a pinch of ignorance..

    • Help
      January 30, 2013

      Forensc Expert in the land of donkeys or sheep

      • sexy shorty
        January 30, 2013

        This one had me laughing out loud at work…good on @Help

      • I Die Nah
        January 30, 2013

        Forensic Expert ka dwivay asi baykarde say jou la sah!

      • Forensic expert
        January 30, 2013

        well since you from the family of donkey I choose donkey.

  70. joebob
    January 29, 2013

    hunter writing lyrics on his hand, ras kelly writing them behind his eyelids!!.. same thing!!

    • Oh yes
      January 29, 2013

      This one made laugh and laugh

  71. D A
    January 29, 2013

    none of these words on his hand does not match his lyrics,so what’s the big deal.

    • Forensic expert
      January 29, 2013

      You are right.

    • legal eagle
      January 30, 2013

      they actually do, the recorded version of the song is different from the semifinal version.

  72. rescue 911
    January 29, 2013

    but how much of a song can you fit in the palm of your hands?.i dont blive it

    • Happy Feet
      January 30, 2013

      He don’t need to write the entir song on his palm. Just the begining of each verse is enough to make sure he don’t sing the same verse twice or foget. Remember what happen to Vigilante in last year finals. Unfair to the other calypsonians

  73. OMG
    January 29, 2013

    boi boi boi dominicans is something else, i dont want to be bias and say that hunter didnt have anything in his hand, but i went to the show and i never saw hunter reading from his hand………. what is wrong with u ppl? so EVERY LIVING THING is about politics? Everything? Dominica really need a clean up eh trust me…. both garbage and ppl

  74. yessah
    January 29, 2013

    if is not the lirics it’s a obeah :twisted: hahahaha woooooosh let d man stay in the game tan ..cheaters pay

  75. sexy slimmerz
    January 29, 2013

    I don’t believe that. How can a verse be written on someone’s palm. People get your facts.Hunter can never forget his song.

    • January 29, 2013

      how can u be so silly sorry for being blunt of course not , he cant have an entire verse or song written on his hand. what he had was the starting line of every verse.

      • watch dog
        January 30, 2013

        you really think that hunter needed a starting verse.

    • linky
      January 29, 2013

      no one said tnhat he wrote the whole vers it is the starting of the vers that is important aslong
      you got it everything eles flow.

    • January 29, 2013

      if you are a true follower of calypso u would know that hunter forgot lines of his songs on different occasions more recently a few years ago

      • watch dog
        January 30, 2013

        everyone does

    • DOMINICAN
      January 29, 2013

      so you mean to tell me hunter in that perfect and annot make a natural mistake to forget? how bias. i am not saying that is the words of his song but he is human and like us

      • DOMINICAN
        January 29, 2013

        at sexy slimmerz…like us all he can forget too so don t try to put him in any trouble by your sacastic and bias words

  76. Track lover
    January 29, 2013

    He is no longer a hunter,he is now a cheetah :lol:

    • Gas
      January 29, 2013

      Can you contact him for me, I need a hunter to hunt me some crabs, so I can build a simple four bed room house.

    • Enlightener
      January 30, 2013

      R u a fool plse learn to make meaningful contributions or c yourself out of A & B’s matters grow up and don’t join the company of fools who always try to discredit peoples effort and meaningful contributions to thier country

    • Toomatoe Tomato
      January 30, 2013

      The judges’ decision is final. He goes on to the final.

      This will not hurt the song, even if he does not win the competition and there is a good chance he might just win it.

      The calypso is still one of the very best and can relate to any parent and child anywhere in the world.

      Very Good calypso, one that should be played to the young ones as often as possible. This is a powerful calypso with meaning that will live on long after D carnival is over.

  77. koolbwa
    January 29, 2013

    Hunter never forget his songs matt always looks to create controversy skerrit shoulda make him pay for his tongue

    • observer
      January 29, 2013

      Hunter himself admits that if HE, Karessar, or Scrunter forget their song, they always have a way of filling in some words without anyone noticing. I heard him said that twice. So to say he never forgets his song is completely wrong!

  78. Scare it
    January 29, 2013

    Tony would say that is yet and paste to shut up the blind Q.

    I have an idea for the Hunter he can use the Daddy Miller song in finals – illegal calypso King . For his road march he sing Click Clack raise the camera on the hand you picture come out , your potwais sortir. Abolor, zandoli, put your palm between your leg ,,,,, click clack photograph

    • EMBARRASSED
      January 29, 2013

      LOL

  79. truth
    January 29, 2013

    Beyonce did a wonderful job at Obamas inauguration. Thats all i can say

    • Allu
      January 29, 2013

      Lip sync ing and this are not one in the same when it comes to a competition. What of the others who sang their hearts out and didn’t find favor with the judges. Consider them. Consider the art form. It must surely be bigger than the artiste. Don’t you think……….

  80. eyes
    January 29, 2013

    hunter is the best king it had stop disrespecting the man. In Dominica we to like to bring people that doing good down.

    • ...........
      January 30, 2013

      What good he doing? Some of you are so sickening! what good is he doing? He takes part in a competition, collects his money period.Who is bringing him down more than the ignorant likes of you? stuepes

  81. January 29, 2013

    i dont want to think that hunter would cheat

  82. Malgraysa
    January 29, 2013

    Haven’t we got anything more serious to discuss. So parochial, honestly.

    • Reader
      January 29, 2013

      Malgrasa like jaime and his heart attack?

  83. Reader
    January 29, 2013

    Good grief … some people just need a life.

  84. unbiased Hunter fan
    January 29, 2013

    can someone post a verse of the song that is the same verse that is alleged to be written on his hand? the thing is I do not know the words since this year I have not been much into the carnival thing; i still plan to attend the finals if I am not working that night; so enlighten me; give me a verse or two…

  85. Hmmmm...
    January 29, 2013

    It’s amazing to read how people’s opinions are based on the subject of the incident. If it was someone not so highly favored it would be a crime worthy of execution. For such people the evidence need not be so glaring (pictures/ video/ suspicious verbal explanation)….they would be found wanting. But this is just a symptom of what plagues Dominica at more significant elements of society. Instead of analyzing the incident and drawing objective conclusions, the messengers (media) are now being crucified. Classic, SMH

    • ...........
      January 30, 2013

      This is the new order of the day my dear. In Dominica is who we like!

  86. SAD
    January 29, 2013

    If you are in the public convenience and you see Matt coming……RUN RUN RUN

  87. "O" STRESS"
    January 29, 2013

    I am a hunter fan and will always be,but that aside,lets be fair,from all reports it appears he had something written in the palm of his hands but up to writing this comment there has not been concreate proof that what was written in his palm was the lyrics of his sound therefore the benifit of the doubt goes to hunter untill further evidence can prove otherwise. I will rest here for now untill it can be proven otherwise. But! surfice it to say some Dominicans like to play the haters game, the political, and all other games.”A King have no honor in his country” Now huntie go at the finals and kiss a??? then those haters will jump off the chines bridge. Remember! they cannot keep a good man Down.

    • "O" STRESS"
      January 29, 2013

      OPPS!!!!TYPO! SONG”THANKS.

  88. Kaiso fan
    January 29, 2013

    There is something written in the palm of his hand for sure, obviously its not an entire verse but i think its the beginning of verses and he should be disqualified for doing that.

    • EMBARRASSED
      January 29, 2013

      I AGREE…..TOTALLY

  89. cruz
    January 29, 2013

    If it was KING DICE there would not be water to wash him.Let God be the judge of what when on.

    • Ovaltine
      January 30, 2013

      The year after Dice forgot his song he designed his performance to be reminded of his song. He went backstage after every verse to change and be reminded what he should be singing. Hint hint (On My Own).

  90. Ramona
    January 29, 2013

    Clearly people have forgotten that above all else Hunter is a writer. So much so that in the event he forgets a line he improvises. He’s done this before. There has never been an issue that I know off where Hunter forgot his lyrics. He’s been in this game for so long , his talents are immeasurable, his performances are great, his attitude always proper and his contribution to the calypso art form can’t ever be discounted.
    You mean to tell me after all this people are making an issue of something that should be a non issue? Matt has nothing better to talk about? I assume that there are no situations of importance than notes on a palm to deal with.
    Hunter darling, the North has your back. We’ve noticed that they always love to denigrate people from the north. Its nothing new. Rise from it and go get em hon.
    I’m your biggest fan

    • Really?
      January 29, 2013

      He’s so perfect yet he was taken to task last year for stealing the beats and lyrics of another calypsonian from the region and all he did was bow his damn head in shame? Truth is Hunter is human and his supporters need to ask him to be honest with them!

    • north
      January 30, 2013

      he does improvise; whether it be palm of hand or electricity

    • Brathwait
      January 30, 2013

      My people, Hunter is no super human, Don’t be too quick to defend a human thinking that he is a perfect being based on his pass records. there is a first time for everything.

  91. anonymous
    January 29, 2013

    I am playing devils advocate here. Not saying he did or did not. When doing presentations, I have cue cards with 1 or 2 words & the sight of them will remind me of key things I need to touch on or talk about. I do not need an entire sentence or paragraph. I looked at the video of DNO and can see the words “long” and “out”. Listen to the wording of his song and try to match them with the writing on his palm. Now if this technique helps Hunter, what about the other calypsonians who have no help,forgot their songs and did not make it to the 1/4’s or semi’s? Just asking.

    • Ovaltine
      January 30, 2013

      Then it is up to them to design a way to help with remembering the words. Is there any rule that says one cannot use props in Calypso?

  92. Suki
    January 29, 2013

    Dat not hunter hand

    • Robin
      January 30, 2013

      Hahaha….Suki you are the best.

    • opinion time
      January 30, 2013

      whose hand it is?lololol!make excuses

  93. an observer
    January 29, 2013

    ebeh hunter you powerful. with all that movement on the stage, how did the camera man get that. Hunter was so great he was walking all around the stage with hunter? Dominican not easy boy. Hunter don’t worry with that. Is another strategy for them fellas to play their dirty game on the finals. Who jah bless no man curse.

  94. Allu
    January 29, 2013

    Seriously. That’s the beginning of the second verse. We too like to cover for who we like. N if we don’t like the person , well drag them through the mud. But that is the beginning of verse 2. Go listen to he song.

    • observer
      January 29, 2013

      Go back to his song typical Dominican, and you right on point..when they like you, you never wrong.

    • Toomatoe Tomato
      January 30, 2013

      Isn’t that what some are doing..dragging in the mud? We have to understand that everyone has their own opinion and we cannot all sing the same song.

      I need the words of that calypso because it is so powerful. How can I get the CD anyone know?

  95. Romney
    January 29, 2013

    Hunter next time get a podium and learn to do the sneaky Deaky like me. Checkout Youtube

    • Mouche miel
      January 29, 2013

      Man everytime I try to come up with something someone thinks like me. In that case I was thinking of baptizing him as Hunter Palin lol!

  96. carnival
    January 29, 2013

    DNO! why you did not post my comments? You must not be bias. I am posting again!

    If Hunter did write the lyrics on the palm of his hands, he should be made to stand down because that is unfair to the other calypsonians who usually forget their songs and never resort to that practice.

    • agent provocateur
      January 29, 2013

      so they should be more innovative

  97. Hmm
    January 29, 2013

    Lance Armstrong got away with dopping for years and it finally caught up with him. It looks like that situation e are commenting on has been practiced in the past. Hunter our legal system is loose so you can own up and speak the truth. you won’t get percesuted. Added to that you are a well liked cop. You know the truth you wre just caught this time. I don’t hate you but the action is unacceptable. Many calypsonians have missed the finals or semis because they have forgotton their lyrics. This behavior is not professional. Even you have forgotton your lyrics at certain shows.

  98. Wow
    January 29, 2013

    If you say you cannot see …..how long on that u need to consult the eye specialist.

  99. Skerroo
    January 29, 2013

    Hunter my friend call Tony to help you spin that one for you

  100. Hmm
    January 29, 2013

    It would be interesting to post the lyrics of his song and compare it against the words in his palm. They seem readable. Of course the palm can’t hold a song but lyrics that he might have difficulty with remembering. What is written doesn’t look like calypso information as claimed by him. He sure has a good story or explanation for the words in his palm but I hope he will stop it and play a fair game.He has gotton away with many stunts during his calypso life. Remember in 2007 when he was halfway through his song and suddenly the system stopped and when he started over he put on a different performance? He had forgotton to reveal his costume and somebody working with him realized and orchestrated that plan. you might get away with it this time but it needs to be stopped. If I listen to the song I definitely would be able to tell what the words are. They are clear enough.

  101. WISDOM
    January 29, 2013

    Did not realize it would cause a problem. I know that long time…for Years he has been trying that and it always work well. All he writes is the key words he is likely to forget and at times the first two words of the verses in order. It worked in the past…I don’t consider this cheating.

  102. fed up
    January 29, 2013

    so what all u mean ? he didnt revise his lesson :lol: haha lol, he was seating down at his desk ? for him to have time cheating :roll: :roll: :roll:

  103. happy chick
    January 29, 2013

    Hunter baby. what ever it is u had on your hands, the video is clear no one can place your eyes on the palm of your hands during the performance.I became an instant fan of yours, after that story on matt in the morning.

  104. Attentive listener
    January 29, 2013

    Waste of good time. Utter rubbish! The person who brought up this topic must have been thinking of using that technique, but the palm of his hands are way too small. They maybe match his intellect.

  105. justice
    January 29, 2013

    Hunter u will always be my king – don’t let that bring u down…..thumbs up to u

  106. Django
    January 29, 2013

    Some of you people are so amazing.I cant believe people would put as an argument that hunter can not forget his song.i remember last year he did, but because of his skills he went around it and the judges did not notice.I am sure Matt would not talk about the video without having a clear view of whats on it.also Hunter contradicted him self in the interview with Matt.He said he had numbers written on his hand and later when Matt told him he is seeing words and he can read it,he said you can say what you want i am not in court with you.that to me having me thinking.Hunter is my boy but we must stop them behavior , wrong is wrong and i don’t care who do it.our children are looking at us

  107. Value 4 Money
    January 29, 2013

    Well first of all the idea of Mr.Hunter is a seasoned calypsonian is no reason not to investigate a matter like that..look at Lance Armstrong charade which the world fell for..if there was never an investigation we would all be fooled up to today..The media does this thing all over the world..when CNN exposes glitches and allegged cheating situations n scenarios we all look at it and give our own judgements and some wait for the truth to come out so why are you guys blaming the radio station for raising the issue..Obviously once there is info written on any calypsonians hand at a judged event there needs to be an investigation. It don’t matter who it is..i do not know why this scenario is being politicized or blamed by a particular radio station since i don’t live in Dominica but i don’t see nothing wrong in raising that concern..the follow up question i think that should be asked to Mr.Hunter is since he said he was conversing with some other people when he wrote the info on his hand, who r these people? And they should be the ones to verify that info..but for now he is innocent until proven guilty but the media is definitely not wrong for raising the issue..stop politicizing everything in Dominica..this is a fare question people..A man on stage with info written on his hand and u guys don’t wan’t somebody to find out why..com on now

  108. My2Sense
    January 29, 2013

    My take on the matter:

    1 There is definitely writing on Hunter’s left hand.

    2 The video in circulation is not clear enough to make out the exact words. Maybe the raw footage at Marpin is sharper.

    3 In that same viral video clip, Hunter is clearly seen glancing at his hard twice.

    4 I do not know whether this type of technique is against the rules if the Dominica Calypso Association.

    5 If there are rules against this sort of thing, then he should be disqualified for cheating.

    6 If there are no rules against it then either the DCA adds it to their rules after the finals or all calypsonians should be free to use this type of technique.

  109. AH
    January 29, 2013

    That’s maybe an ongoing thing>

  110. Backline
    January 29, 2013

    Matt at many times get a bit carried away as most Do In Dominica..

    The clip should be clearly Zoomed and and a Determination by the Calypso Authorities with the Relevant Judges and Media In House, then Bases Upon Findings the above Parties clear the air on The Issue so that the Public at large would be Able to weigh in on things…

    But Again its Dominica they lack class in all Areas Folks don’t think…

    I would never attempt to shed Public Light to No Authorities here, they aren’t tactful in Approaches Maybe it’s their Highly Ignorant Ways, As a Culture..

    What if he turns around and sues Q95 for Bad Publicity…

    Time that Dominicans on a whole understand Protocol!

  111. SIMPLY AMAZING!
    January 29, 2013

    How silly can you people be? Hunter did not need to write the whole song on his hand. They are called prompts!

    A few lines at the start of each verse, you glance at it and it keeps you in check.

    He was caught cheating and that is the long and short of it.

    Do you know how many kids cheat everyday on tests at school? How many of them get caught? Hunter just happened to be caught this time.

    Why are you people so intent on defending blatant wrong? Zot pas honte?

  112. illegal finalist
    January 29, 2013

    If it was Dice…I’m sure he would have been disqualified! ONE SET!!!

    • opinion time
      January 30, 2013

      i know!they would crucify him!

  113. Calypso Funeral
    January 29, 2013

    From time calypso has always been fun with mild mannered contravesy but the level at which Dominicans have stooped to destroy and maligned people for a calypso crown 2013 is certainly not amusing. For those of you who cannot see, calypso is now a second political party much stronger than the united workers party. Next election we voting Dice for Prime Minister, Pat for President, Matt for Minister of Information, Lennox Attorney General and Cali for Minister Gwa Jell. Calypso must die at Gentle Rest.

  114. Chu Poule
    January 29, 2013

    Well since Hunter has delivered Calypso justice in favor of the worse government ever and most corrupt politicians it is only appropriate to go sing karaoke at Garraway on Friday nights. Be not afraid you will be in good company just don’t bring your bro inlaw cause Tony will not show up. If Giruad show up Tony will be mad too so you and Scrunter can organize the show accordingly.

  115. Anonymous
    January 29, 2013

    Stupes….some people have absolutely nothing constructive to do.

  116. Sorry my people
    January 29, 2013

    I really hurts to see the level my people will go to hurt and destroy peoples character for an issue they are not certain about…. No face, a large hand, about four words, can that be a lyrics of a song? |Too make it worst the beginning of the song…….
    You know what from the onset all efforts have been created to make the road to the crown as easy for Dice so why not just destroy
    Hunter…
    One of these days when the table will turn on Matt, Dominicans must bawl souccooo. Matt doesnt verify information before he runs his mouth and know how our people are gullible he abuses thier intelligence… it is so sad.
    Matt Hunter aint going anywhere, prove to me where he cheated. majeeeeeeeeeeeeee…….. All you break Scrunter, the next one is Hunter, never…….. Hunter we dere for you brother..
    Dem wicked blues will not prosper.
    Dno i know you will block but who cares, Hunter is a gentleman unllike othersssssssssssssss

    • DOMINICAN
      January 29, 2013

      hello keep dice out of it. all you to like to complicate issues. if you have a problem it should be with mat not dice come on man let commonsense prevail now. leave the other calypsonians out ok.

    • jah guide
      January 29, 2013

      Scrunter break himself. All u those laborite in that country not easy! All you want to associate all opposing views as anti-calypso but search within all you camp and see who is doing what to calypso. Trying to cramp people style as to the topics they can sing on, foprgetting the true meaning of calypso. By the way I am a fan of Hunter but something is not right here and may I remind one of the writers that he had no great stage movement on the night of the semis as a result, it was easy for the camera to see exactly what was going on in that palm!

    • Anonymous
      January 30, 2013

      With views like yours no wonder we are where we are you must be one of those labour supporters.

    • ...........
      January 30, 2013

      Hunter is a gentleman unllike othersssssssssssssss

      GENTLEMAN have a new meaning??? sakway gas man. You right to feel sorry, you are a sorry excuse.

    • January 30, 2013

      Hello. Why don’t you look at the words on his palm and compare it to the second verse of his song. Then tell us what you found out but please don’t blame the press for reporting something that clearly is newsworthy. We are a Democratic Country and we have freedom of the press. Are you suggesting that wasn’t Mr Hunter on the stage looking at his palm.

  117. possie
    January 29, 2013

    Hunter i tiered tell all u leave Roseau People things for them. Hunter seems to be the weakest link so is on his back all you want to stay. I wont deny elektra deserved a spot in the finals but not hunter spot. its time for the judges to judge correctly and stop cheating why not contest that derose did not have what it takes to be in finals and ask for bob self is a broadway show they need to make for he alone to perform. all too wicked leave Hunter alone. a song sang sp passionately sung hunter can forget that. the man is a gifted calypsonian, hunter is a person who changes lines in his song to suit any situation. please find something else to talk about

  118. Yam Babawoolais
    January 29, 2013

    Hunter Owen la mwen fais tel ma sort
    Writing lyrics to make the cut
    Is Scrunter that say is the Assfault
    Hello hello.

    Bring back a page from the good old days
    When calypsonians sang from the heart
    Not for politicians se volere Epirus chat
    The calypso gods are chopping down the deviant calypsonians
    Scrunter gone, hunter follow, Kelly the ghost is next
    Cause he cannot see the ministers fattening me necks
    Hunter sang UWP decalais the country
    Anything for a dollar
    Karl they joking and things are bad

    Hunter you have been and will remain one of my favorite artist

  119. Morihei Ueshiba
    January 29, 2013

    Birds of a feather flock together! :mrgreen:

  120. Anonymous
    January 29, 2013

    How much he coulda right on his hand nuh? Dominicans too bored! Looking at a veteran like Hunter and saying he have to read lyircs off the palm of his hand? how many words can fit to be able to not only read in the dark but also while dancing around because he didnt stand up still to read off his palm did he? so how many words? 5? lololololol Dominicans too funny!

    Worse yet that Matt bring that on his show giving such stuidity credibility. People get a life and stop being haters!

    • jamal
      January 29, 2013

      Fool, all he has to do is put the order of verses, not the whole song.

      • Truth
        January 30, 2013

        Jamal, you are a bigger fool, How is he able to look at it while jumping around, and nobody not noticing? Geez. Can’t you look at the whole picture for once? Wise up man.

    • Samson
      January 29, 2013

      Wrong has become right in this country.

    • January 29, 2013

      Rightly said Matt this was a wrong move on your part.

    • Roycey lol
      January 29, 2013

      eh man… hunter we. hmmmmmmm. a threat to theit king so they trying a thing. cyaaaaaaaaa work. thats my king. blows on u dice. St. ROSE giving you blows with his shoes.

      • opinion time
        January 30, 2013

        who hunter going to beat there?Dice ou sot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hunter is a d… cheat!

    • DOMINICAN
      January 29, 2013

      a veteran is human just like me and you. you are well civilized so i need not exlian further.let your concience guide you.

  121. lexie
    January 29, 2013

    chewps… hunter has never and will never forget his song… if he wanted to cheat he writing a few lines in his hands and show it to the media. make sense out of nonsense. small minded people

    • January 29, 2013

      well, he could not have written the entire song, but he could have written which verse was coming after!!! this is rather unfortunate…

    • Miami Massive
      January 29, 2013

      Come on guys, he forgot his song last year, why was he not able to answer the question posed to him by Matt.

    • DOMINICAN
      January 29, 2013

      lexie the man is human he can forget . say something better in his defence.if the words on his hand cannot be matched to the words of his song then the doubt has to go in his favour. the other side to the story which is his concience rests with him and if he wins the crown knowing that he cheated he will hunt himself and that guilt will hunt him for ever now that is his problem . so if in doubt it goes in his favour. now lexie this is a better case on his behalf.

  122. Come ON!!!
    January 29, 2013

    Think before you speak people. When wanting to remember how a verse begins or so you don’t need to write the whole song. With how the brain works, just the first two words of each verse will help him to remember what’s next. I understood he has forgotten lyrics in the past. Not trying to pull anyone down, but IF he is such a veteran, why stoop so low. I saw a clear picture of what was in his palm, DNO needs to get that photo… First line reads ” How long…” Second line reads “Our…” and third line Reads “Parents…” These are all words from his song. We all know that he is not telling the truth cause what is on his hands are not figures, but bits and pieces of his song. Shame on Hunter!!!

    • EMBARRASSED
      January 29, 2013

      WELL SAID!

  123. open eyes
    January 29, 2013

    QUESTION; DID HUNTER BREAK ANY RULE?

    • Poison wougee
      January 30, 2013

      yes hedid . He broke the rule of honesty and fair play

  124. Senior Citizen
    January 29, 2013

    Give him a “Lie Detector Test” :lol:

    • DOMINICAN
      January 29, 2013

      yah the calypso association should make him take a test.

  125. It matters
    January 29, 2013

    What Matt did on Q95 this morning was not an example of ” truth to power” or ” fair and balance”. He instead decided to ignite controversy by insinuating that the Hunter had cheated because there was a video clip that showed some sort of hand writing on the palm of his hand(Hunter).Now the fact of the matter is, how can a man(Matt) who claims to up hold journalistic ethics, discuss an incident that he did not first verify?He did not even have the decency to inform the man(Hunter)that he was going to discuss the incident on air and whether he would like to comment. It is for this very same reason that they cry about the courts been bias against them when, In fact they are the ones who basically are always sabotaging their own efforts. By constantly always discussing events/ incidents that have to be first investigated by the appropriate authority, instead of going on air and discussing matters in such a way that it compromises the outcome of what they truthfully want, JUSTICE FOR ALL.

    • OMG
      January 29, 2013

      Wasn’t hunter responding to the questions being asked. Hunter had no problem being interviewed….Take a chill pill..mind u choke on ur words!

    • justice
      January 29, 2013

      That’s why I don’t care for matt in the morning show. he like too much controversy. he is one that just looovveeessss adding fuel to the fire.

      • Anonymous
        January 29, 2013

        so if you are not listening, how do you know that?

      • Roycey lol
        January 29, 2013

        but who is matt nah? a a. matt lennox, edison an ron green an prevost are all insignificant to the majority of dominicans. 18 – 3 after they do all their talking. thats where we talk. on the ballots. SO LET THEM TALK TALK TALK TALK. THATS THEIR ROLL TALK WHILE OUR PM AN GOVT WORKING HARD.

      • ml
        January 30, 2013

        people like you like to cover the truth!and who cares if you do not listen to Matt?! Hunter did something wrong and he should be man enough to admit what he did1

    • Views Expressed
      January 29, 2013

      “It Matters” I see your point but do not agree with you as Matt has not done anything wrong perse. I would agree that Matt should have called Hunter on radio first before headline outburst to say what he has and then reveal to the public, but it was already out there in public to. I feel for Hunter because reading the palm of his habd as I see the photo on DNO it has words on it and not numbers and the story goes that the picture was shot on the night of the competition where he placed for the finals. Hunter has some explanation to do. We just heard of the cylist who cheated with drugs etc for over 10years and now stripped of his medals. What are we encouraging…that other calypso perform the art of will and deal and hide their words, start line of songs on part of their bodies…..?where does it end, once it starts…?Part of the competition is not to have too much of advantage to win over the other, it is a competition and the judges judge on your performance of that night. So like our constitution should be respected and not cheated the art of competivenesss must be respected at all levels.

      • Roycey lol
        January 30, 2013

        but wait to who dose our NEW KING (HUNTER) HAVE ANY EXPLANATION TO GIVE? who ever u are u an dice take all u blows this year yea. u realy an historian for true. :-P on the night he will show all u his hands how it clean. dice all u disappointed in. hahahahahahhahahahahhahah. hunter or carassa. NO DICE DIS YEAR.

    • Miami Massive
      January 29, 2013

      This is not about controversy, a lot of us who watched the show live in the USA on Marpin we were able to see clearly that HUNTER had something written in his hand and he looked at it after his presentation. Matt only brought out something that many of us questioned on the night, stop blaming the messenger and ask HUNTER to tell the truth.

    • January 29, 2013

      Hi, We have freedom of the press in Dominica therefore Matt(who I never heard ) have a right to discuss any topic on his show. I am just defending and want to safeguard our press right to discuss or published what they feel is news worthy. Didn’t you see the writing on Hunter palm and even if it wasn’t part of his song he should not be on the stage in a competition with writing on his palm. Mr Hunter left himself open to such allegation to be made against him.

    • Peeping Tom
      January 29, 2013

      “Now the fact of the matter is, how can a man(Matt) who claims to up hold journalistic ethics, discuss an incident that he did not first verify?”

      The fundamental journalistic practice of verifying information by contacting “the other side” before publishing it/making it public, has been thrown out of the window by Q95 and certain of its broadcasters a long time ago. Think of it, have you ever heard of any of the Q95 broadcasters contacting the PM, for example, to ask him for “his side of the story” before running with it?

      So, no surprise here.

    • Righteous
      January 29, 2013

      Also being propagated by a certain music distributing website on social media NotMyZafah. Can you say conspiracy.

    • DOMINICAN
      January 29, 2013

      for so long i have been saying that . on both kairi and q that is what the opposing sides are doing. one calling the other polically bias and both of the are dicussing matters which the police ought to be investigating on the radio giving potential suspects all kinds of clues and alibis. come on people wake up and have something be done about these two radio stations. i think they should be banned.imagine police investigating the fire case and they have seko soce on radio a man the police may be interested in. senoir council having conversation with him . man according to the pm all this nonesense has to stop. elections come and gone but labour and workers campaigning for five long years on kairi and q .

  126. bigmack
    January 29, 2013

    well hunter d palm of your hand big for u to have the lyrics of your song on it! d palm of your hand is like a book u had to flip d palm to see d rest of the lyrics! lol! see dem at d finals

  127. skerrit fan
    January 29, 2013

    i dont get some people hunter called the radio and gave two different stories and want to tell matt he is not in court with him. hunter u shud never call mattt show and if u say u wrote info on ur name and not lyrics y was it with a marker or a dark bold font. hunter if u love calypso you shud have wash ur hand after checking the cash in d morning before coming on stage. and if u are the treasurer u had no information reference to figures. hunter please grow u dread.

    • DOMINICAN
      January 29, 2013

      he say he could not find paper? hmmmm i have writen on card board wi when papaer was not available andalso on my cell phone. hmmmmmm. i guess we should allow GOD and hunters concience to be the judge of that situation.

  128. I saw it
    January 29, 2013

    I saw the video and you can actually see the words written “How long Are ” and that is exactly what the song is saying. I am very disappointed since I have been a big fan.

    It is better to speak the truth that to offer an explanation which makes no sence. In this day of technological advancement it is easy to recognize the words written on his palm.Lying about it would be to Hunter’s detriment

  129. Jah guidell
    January 29, 2013

    It is indeed sad if he needed to be prompted. Then if so all competitors should have the same privilege
    Maybe that’s the message that we have been getting to cheat lie and steal at whatever cost and rather say no rules were broken. What happens to the spirit of the law/rules?
    Say no more. Hope our junior calypsonians are not listening.
    Maybe is much ado about nothing. He was just taking his position of treasurer seriously.
    Technology is as much our friend as our enemy. Be careful
    Maybe we need teleprompters to avoid this from ever happening

    Private eyes are watching you……………every move

  130. Anonymous
    January 29, 2013

    this the price you pay for trying to entertain these ungrateful people.

  131. Anonymous
    January 29, 2013

    if he wrote the lyrics a day earlier and didnt wash his hands or shower, SO WHAT!!! Dominicans are soo neat-picky. Get a life.

  132. January 29, 2013

    Hunter didnt read from his hand and I dont understand why the need for Electra to go thru what is going on I have been to several meetings where I wrote information in my hand and when I got back to the office/home I re-write it down and can anyone except the persons who are calling for Hunter to step down does he/she have any proft that what was written in his hand was part of the song I’m so disappointed with all the negativity surrounding the ART FORM and Judges we continue to allow the ugliness to fly because one or two person says so
    People get real their’s no history making event here the Judges decisions are final and we all have to accept it stop looking for what’s no there
    This is one issue I’m not supporting I hope that Hunter do NOT step down because that would defame the whole Calypson business and that would give way for all the other Guys to come forward and say they should move forward because they performed good that wouldnt serve any purpose, Another thing if the husband believes that his wife sang so good he should step down and let her go thru but dont go on Q95 looking for support from the public especially when his wife said she haven see the Video as yet people nip it in the bud and move on
    I wanted Soul Puss to go thru because I love to hear him sing but even me could tell that wasnt going to be he sounded so off

    • January 30, 2013

      Hello, you must open your mind and eye. Didn’t you see the writing on his palm and his palm was facing him during his performance . Then listen to his song and you would be able to tell that it was part of the song to keep him on track. How is that fair to the other singers. We cannot just put our neck on a block for someone without seeking the truth which is so simple and clear. Many of our people are choosing to be blind because they are his fan but write is write and wrong is wrong.

  133. Anonymous
    January 29, 2013

    No comments… 8-O :mrgreen:

  134. IPO
    January 29, 2013

    This is a mas camp driven….alas

  135. lol
    January 29, 2013

    treasurer you should have you book because you know the business you have to take care of. If you performing y watch your hand. Am disappointed you writing on your hand at that moment you a sweating the information can be erased. Hunter that’s bull lol to much drama

  136. Roseau.
    January 29, 2013

    For this video to be gredible, in the same shot , it has to show his head and eyes pointing in the direction of his opne palm.
    What is being shown is not enough ,so we have to beleive what Hunter said.

  137. In VG
    January 29, 2013

    Please I saw about 2 lines! How can that possibly be a calypso? Dominicans come on! Boy y’all love to create something out of nothing! Happy Carnival and be safe!

  138. Unfair
    January 29, 2013

    If Hunter did write the words of his song on the palm of his hands, he should be made to step down from the finals, because that would be unfair to calypsonians who usually forget their songs and never resort to that practice

  139. Lang Doug
    January 29, 2013

    I don’t believe he read from his hands. He just wrote those large cue words on his hands as a stylistic part of his props.It really complemented that old nightie he was wearing.

    The only thing He should not have used his bare hand like that, thats too old school, he should just carry a small tablet computer in his hands.

  140. my take
    January 29, 2013

    @ Mudd,I assume that he wrote the lines which he was experiencing problems to remember, no one expect him to write a full son on the palm of his hand. How big is the palm of ones hand , non?

  141. Be fair
    January 29, 2013

    If Hunter did write the lyrics of his song, on the palm of his hand he should be made to step down from the finals because that would be unfair to the other calypsonians who usually forget their songs and never resort to such practice (calypsonians like De Ghost)

  142. Gigg-la
    January 29, 2013

    pls leave hunter alone my fav along with daddy chess
    whats gone is gone we will look out for him next time.

  143. Peeping Tom
    January 29, 2013

    Well, Hunter, sad to say but, few people really care whether you are speaking the truth or not. (I hope you are.) From now till eternity, you will be seen as a cheat. This may not be through your own fault, though. Unfortunately, you may be the latest victim of the culture that we are proudly creating; one of unwarranted mistrust, beff, negativity, and unmitigated persecution. This is the new Dominica that some have been crafting.

    Do not be distracted.

    • Tut-Tut
      January 29, 2013

      Way papa Peeping Tom you get a forum to politicize again wi. People can see right through you. What values do you teach your children if you have any? What legacy will you leave for Dominican youth? Hunter is Labour so you trying a tie-it-all-in! Last year a calypsonian from another island accused Hunter of ripping off his song, Dominicans swept it under the carpet, though it wasn’t the first time.

      People called the media 2 years ago to protest him humping on a school age child on stage, Dominicans blamed the child. Now this. So Hunter can’t do no wrong?

      • Peeping Tom
        January 29, 2013

        Tut-tut, it seems to me the only one politicizing here is you. i did not even know that Hunter “is Labour.” And, really, i did not care because my point transcends politics. It points to a social disease that is killing Dominica and this disease is spread by persons who belong to all political parties.

        So, Tut-tut, probably you are so obsessed with politicizing issues that you see politics everywhere. I am sure that if tomorrow there is a bad fume in town, you just might say that it is the PM who let off a stinker.

    • Anonymous
      January 29, 2013

      Peeping Tom, why don’t you find a job or better yet, GET A LIFE! Always so negative man…cha!

      • Truth
        January 30, 2013

        Hope you got a job, oh and a LIFE.

    • AH
      January 29, 2013

      That’s maybe an ongoing thing.

      • AH
        January 29, 2013

        meaning the writing on the palm of hands during the shows.

  144. Zane
    January 29, 2013

    My question is this: If Hunter intended to cheat with the words written on his palm – why is it that his palms are wide open and the words quite visible to everyone throughout the performance? Wouldn’t he have attempted to conceal the writing?

    • Jah Fondcole
      January 29, 2013

      Exactly

    • poule jeenga
      January 29, 2013

      Clearly he needed to read the lines himself so how can he conceal it, his hope is that no one will notice him chking his hand for the lines that he think he may 4get

    • Choice - X
      January 29, 2013

      @zane

      that shot of him was taken from a camera at the side of the stage. It was not visible lower down in the crowd or the judges.

      They say a thief is only a thief if he gets caught. The same goes for a CHEAT. the only debate remains is whether he was caught at all.

    • smh!
      January 29, 2013

      hidden in plain sight my friend.

    • Scare it
      January 29, 2013

      Didn’t think the camera would be so close and personal. Video doesn’t lie

    • Elementary
      January 29, 2013

      Obviously, he needed to open his hand to read what was written. Simple logic!!!!!!!!! DUH!!!!!

  145. Zorrrrr
    January 29, 2013

    Nonsense!!!! Utter Rubbish.

    Tell me how a song can fit on the palm of one’s hand?

    • Spy
      January 29, 2013

      he could write the first word to every verse! sot!

    • DOMINICA
      January 29, 2013

      If he has difficulty with a few lines or words, yes he can write it in his palm. I am a fan of Hunter also, but be real can’t you read what is in his hand??????

    • Vanella
      January 29, 2013

      where he dos fuhget he put it on his hand !!!! duh!!!!

    • opinion time
      January 30, 2013

      you seeing that is an entire song stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!some PARTS of the song!tht is unfair to th other calypsoians!

  146. Anonymous
    January 29, 2013

    Much ado about nothing. Dominicans too like controversy in calypso.The singer is a veteran, how much information could he have on the palm of his hand. Leave the man alone.

  147. toneh
    January 29, 2013

    so u telling me hunter didnt bather before the show then?

  148. MUDD
    January 29, 2013

    How can 3 lines of write be a song. Dominicans to SORT

    • Gigg-la
      January 29, 2013

      Of course three lines of a song can be all u need to remember yr song u normally dont remember the first line of every verse once u overcome this u continue to flow with the song so its quite possible that hunter wrote each beginning line to his three verses on the palm of his hand but they should have seen it the same night.

    • poule jeenga
      January 29, 2013

      If u a going to 4get a song u try hard to rememmber the beginning line of each verse once u overcome this u can continue to flow with the other verses and this may be what hunter wrote on his hand, the first line of every verse.

    • OMG
      January 29, 2013

      Besides you call that three lines? we take all things to make a showdown when we dont like someone, Dominicans get a life, as if the only thing i can make out that is in the song is how long nothing else, Hunter is my King for life, i wish u would just be crowned once more

  149. Rebel
    January 29, 2013

    So it appears the Hunter has become a Cheetah.

    • Applause!
      January 29, 2013

      That is so beautiful. Bravo! I laughed.

    • Really!
      January 29, 2013

      Cracking

  150. big fan
    January 29, 2013

    Lets not jump to conclusions eh people… lets see what hunter has to say.. As embarrassing as it looks I just hope thats its a misunderstanding because Hunter is one of the biggest calypsonians and what would kaiso be without him??

    • Tut-Tut
      January 29, 2013

      So if he dies what will become of calypso?

    • Calypso Lover
      January 29, 2013

      “what would kaiso be without him” Oh please spare me. what are you implying hunters makes calypso. lol lol for the past years hunters calypsoes were of low standard he there he not being there this days makes no difference

      • big fan
        January 29, 2013

        and how old are u? 6? shut up….

    • Jenny
      January 29, 2013

      indeed!

  151. Pathetic
    January 29, 2013

    Clearl, words were written on the palm of his hands. Weere the lyrics of the song? If it can be proven that the words were the lyrics of the song, then he should be disqualified. It is very difficult to prove and therefore must be given the benefit of any doubt. After all, his explanations seems plausible.

    • Calypso Lover
      January 29, 2013

      Please listen to his explanation again via the audio he tied up himself. 1st he said as the treasurer he was given so info but my dear their are no figures on his hands, then he jumped to they were discussing who will make it to then when he was told that certain words can be made out and this are words from his song he is yet to defend it he said oh he saw the video and the video is not showing where he is looking at the palm of his hand. When asked what was written on the palm of his hand he is yet to respond why tell me why if you are innocent just say eactly what was written on ur hand simple. oh my what is DA comming to.

      • Jenny
        January 29, 2013

        ay mem si i akwi-y? i chway peh nor?

    • Joe
      January 29, 2013

      Maybe some woman gave him her name, telephone number and house address

      I do not believe that it had anything to do with song lyric

  152. Bull crap
    January 29, 2013

    I Mean Seriously.
    We cannot do nothing but bring our own people down in this country?
    No one can see what written on this guy hands but the first thing to do it assume the worse in people.

    But then again this is Dominica. am never surprised

    • Whatever
      January 29, 2013

      Hush before you comment. Ask someone to send you the video. There is a clear video with a whole verse on his hands. Stop the pulling people down.

      • bigmack
        January 29, 2013

        could u read which verse he had written on his palm? smh!

      • Lovely
        January 29, 2013

        did you see it yourself?

    • CIA on the Watch
      January 29, 2013

      Our own people must do it right at all times, why must we accept wrong when it is not right

  153. grell
    January 29, 2013

    I watched the show and did see the writing on the hand,saturday evening.Hunter did not read from his palm.If hunter read the words why now is everyone asking him to step down people please.

    • Whatever
      January 29, 2013

      You lie you couldn’t have seen his hand at the show. Stop it. He read his palm the video is much clearer than what DNO has posted. He also tied himself on the Hot Seat. First he said he had NUMBERS written on his hand, then he contradicted himself and say it was WORDS but he’s not going to say what words. Stop defending wrong. Hunter has been known to do things outside the realm of the laws and is always given a carte blanche.

      • Jah Fondcole
        January 29, 2013

        Ohh shut up

      • Huntaneously His
        January 29, 2013

        Hunter never said he had numbers on his hand” hunter said as u are aware i am the treasurer of the Calypso Association and before the show i went in to the ticketing booth to do something…………………. weh weh weh with you Dormy-nicans

      • STILL
        January 29, 2013

        Where can one find this video that you know so much about or if you don’t have the link what are the words that you can read. Do a screen grab if you must. Bring forth the evidence.

      • grell
        January 29, 2013

        whatever i watched the show live on the internet saw the palm of his hand so you cant judge,i know what i saw so go to hell.

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