PM Skerrit asks Marpin to waive Miss World pay per view charge

Leslassa Armour-Shillingford performing at the talent final of Miss World 2013
Leslassa Armour-Shillingford performing at the talent final of Miss World 2013

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has asked cable company Marpin to waive the pay per view system it had in place for customers who want to watch the live staging of Miss World 2013.

Dominicans can now watch the show free of charge on Marpin channel 21.

In a congratulatory letter to Dominica’s representative at the pageant, Leslassa Armour-Shillingford, Skerrit said the government will make a contribution to the company to defray some of its cost in airing the event.

“I have intervened because I have also placed some votes in your favour,” the prime minister wrote.

Marpin had a pay per view regime in place for those who wanted to watch the event which is expected to take place on Saturday starting at 9:00 am local time.

In his congratulatory letter to Armour-Shillingford the prime minister wrote, “On behalf of the Government and people of the Commonwealth of Dominica, my wife, and on my own behalf, I have the honour to extend sincere congratulations to you on your accomplishments thus far in the 2013 Miss World Competition.”

He said Armour-Shillingford had certainly done herself and the country proud by gracing the Miss World stage and placing the Commonwealth of Dominica on the world map.

“This feat can only be accomplished through considerable effort and dedication on your part and that of your team. Undoubtedly, that determination has paid off and I am sure that your exemplary achievement will make a positive difference in the lives of young Dominican women, particularly those aspiring to follow in your footsteps,” he wrote.

“In an effort to have the entire Dominican population view in support of yourself, I have asked Marpin to waive the pay per view charge to its consumers. The Government, in that regard, will make a contribution to the company to defray some of its cost in airing the event. I have intervened because I have also placed some votes in your favour.”

The Prime Minister closed by extending best wishes to Miss Dominica for continued success in the 2013 Miss Word Competition as well as her future endeavors.

In the meantime “TeamLassa” will be at the LIME store in Roseau until 5:00 pm on Friday to assist in voting to make Armour-Shillingford the People’s Choice at Miss World 2013.

Votes cost $2.25.

Dominicans are encouraged to visit the store and cast their votes.

Voting ends at 7:30 am on Saturday.

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176 Comments

  1. ZEXZEL
    September 29, 2013

    What do you thing skerritt will do after he loses the election? ‘get a job with MARPIN’?

  2. Next Time
    September 28, 2013

    Next time skerrit shud use d contribution he give marpin to buy votes… dat wuda take u straight to the finals wii… why mister doesnt use his head nuh

  3. Nudibranch
    September 28, 2013

    Leslassa you’ve done yourself proud! Congratulations on your achievement in the pageant and of course by extension putting the most beautiful but hardest country in the world to get to on the global stage.
    I hope the event opens doors for you to model, act and spread your wings and blossom.

    As to our dictator…. the important thing fromhis message boys and girls…

    “I have intervened because I have also placed some votes in your favour,” the prime minister wrote.”

    Votes :!: as in more then one.. Obviously an election coming, as roads are being repaired in advance of the red machine visiting, and people have notoriously shot memories.

    I digress WELL DONE !!

  4. jones wallace
    September 28, 2013

    i never asked my tax money to pay for this :twisted:

  5. ridiculouus
    September 28, 2013

    I am paying for my internet Ishould be able to get free access to Miss world Pageant. Can someone tell how?

    • ridiculouus
      September 28, 2013

      my vote means alot

  6. sadam
    September 28, 2013

    why are you DNO blocking my commence how can I get Miss World live on the internet, no incentive for us LIME. I cannot get acess to Miss world pagaent. Don’t be bias

  7. Grateful
    September 28, 2013

    Mr. PM, thanks for what you did but she is not in the top ten..Good effort though Leslassa!!!

  8. HomeAlone
    September 28, 2013

    Dominica you are my winner regardless!

  9. Asad
    September 28, 2013

    no incentives for internet viewers i cannot access live coverage of miss world 2013

  10. forreal
    September 28, 2013

    very thoughtfull primeminister,go leslassa,go dominica,could you imagine the publicity and world recognition,dominica would get,if she wins. :-D

  11. ha
    September 28, 2013

    he waived it or his lady called the chairman??

  12. D/can
    September 28, 2013

    I would have preferred that the money is giving marpin be put into votes, I have said it before, Discover Dominica, Lime and Digi should each buy 1000 votes and/or ensure that she gets enough votes to be in the top 6. Leslassa being in that top 6 would bring soooooooooooo much publicity to DOMINICA, plus that initiative by lime today should have been on going for the pass 3 weeks at least. We have failed Leslassa and DOMINICA. I nevertheless hope that she got enough vote to see her thru. I voted.

  13. Justice and Truth
    September 28, 2013

    This is no time to be negative and make negative comments. All of us would like to see Leslassa win the Miss World Pageant.
    It was an excellent gesture on the part of the PM to ask Marpin to waive the cost of PPV for all Dominicans to view the Miss World Pageant free of charge. It showed that he is interested in all Dominicans and that they should be able to view their own, Leslassa compete for Miss World. All Dominicans with no exception should be pleased and thank him.
    Those of us who reside abroad would not be so honored that the PM would call a TV Station and ask management to waive its PPV programming so that we could view a program free of charge. It will never happen. As we say, that will be the day if it ever happens. For this reason, all of you should be appreciative.
    In turn, Marpin is to be thanked for agreeing to waive the cost for viewers.
    We should all cooperate with each other to wish Leslassa all the best in this highly competitive environment. If she wins/places, her jubilation will be ours, Dominicans worldwide. There will be no end to our jubilation. Even at this stage, we are proud of her to have reached so far.
    Leslassa, I sincerely wish you well, that you will be the big winner of the crown.
    God bless you and for all your efforts in winning the previous crowns. May he assist you to win this crown. We are praying and hoping you will be successful.

  14. : )
    September 27, 2013

    thank you PM

    • An error
      September 28, 2013

      Sorry! I meant to give you “thumbs up.” Accept it as this, your appreciation of what the PM did.

  15. prodigalson
    September 27, 2013

    well done skerro! positive!

    • An error
      September 28, 2013

      Sorry! I meant to give you “thumbs up.” Accept it as this, your appreciation of what the PM did.

  16. DODS LA
    September 27, 2013

    vote he looking , but Dominicans not foolish

  17. kathrine Joseph
    September 27, 2013

    Are you all Dominican real, you all put politics and pageantry together, be real the PM do this for you All to sit and watch ur girl out of ur country and that is how you all are acting up,the young lady is not getting the crown for the PM sheis getting it for you all country you all are under one flag the Dominica flag e are in the caribbean is going ahead with our support for the young lady come on do like the rest of the caribbean country it is for all of us when the crown is palce on her headshe will leave a mark for the caribbean. Put all petti politics aside.

  18. amazon
    September 27, 2013

    You can view the Miss World competition at 8 AM (09/28/2013) on E! Entertainment Television in the USA.

    • HomeAlone
      September 28, 2013

      Which is channel 196. Verizon FIOS.

  19. September 27, 2013

    That broadcast should NOT be a PAY PER VIEW broadcast. This is on every NETWORK. It is a SHAME to ask that people PAY to watch. There are shows for PAY PER VIEW, but NOT this one.

  20. CIA on the Waych
    September 27, 2013

    Hon Prime Minister, i await your divine intervention to have the next Miss Dominica beauty 2014 representing Dominica at the next Miss Universe. Those persons in Authority need to stop this blatant discrimination going on, let it be a level playing field for all our Dominican Queens no matter name or status

  21. Cumfreda
    September 27, 2013

    WHOOOSSSS my woman going all the way

  22. yes i
    September 27, 2013

    not to me i am a sat customer

  23. KoKo Naughts
    September 27, 2013

    Ok Sker, u is my padner but that is a ol break u making there wii. You didn’t have talk about de votes u place in her favor and ting, leave dat for me man. Let me try a ting… So my dear, I place some votes in your favor too eh, 3 of them (tings rough). Good luck. :wink: :wink:

  24. Jah Kal
    September 27, 2013

    Skerro u trying hard but man its to late u and ur thugs should look for exit.

    • September 27, 2013

      Five more years in government. hay hay!!!! loooooook out!

  25. OMG
    September 27, 2013

    AWA WI DREAD!!!!!!ya’ll dont know what y’all want. politic should not be in this case at all. am just feeling for those who have SAT :cry:

  26. special
    September 27, 2013

    I think Marpin should be ashamed of themselves as Miss Shillingford is representing Dominica internationally and the show show shoud have been made free as a gesture of support and the PM should not have had to ask Marpin to bring this event for free.

    • Listening
      September 28, 2013

      So you plan on helping them pay workers at the end of the month? You know how much that show cost to bring to Marpin viewers? Do you know how much debt the company in? And why wait until the final hour to do this after so much was spent in putting this together. Thousands spent on advertising, the running of finer, even the hotels who made provisions for airing at their venues? Who is going to pay them f or their losses? It is a good gesture but once again Skerrit do a thing properly!

  27. THINKER
    September 27, 2013

    I wonder what the GM of DEAD BROKE Marpin has to say about this. When the layoffs come just “take dat n cool it!!

  28. September 27, 2013

    Hello and good afternoon my people. Well I don’t get involved in politics in my homeland but I will be watch the show at home in NYC. Good luck young lady and I hope they design some nice costumes for her because this isn’t the Caribbean pageants. My people don’t make enemy with your neighbors because of politics because at the end of the day the politicians frequents the same restaurants and they laugh at you all.

  29. love for all
    September 27, 2013

    A total of 130 contestants will parade in the finale of the three-week event, which will be broadcast to more than 180 countries.

    The ceremony will begin at 7.30pm local time (1.30pm BST, 29 September) can be viewed live online on the official website of Miss World 2013. In the UK, the ceremony will air live on E! Entertainment. (Click here to take a look at the full list of channels airing the event.) At the end of the show, the winner will be crowned Miss World 2013 by the reigning Miss World 2012, Wenxia Yu of China. For live updates on the show, keep an eye on the Facebook page. Twitter updates can be followed on Viewers can also share their best moments with #mw2013.

    watch miss world 2013 online : In other pageant news, Miss England Kirsty Heslewood is one of the ten finalists of the Top Model contest who have been announced recently. Kamal Ibrahim, who is one of the host of the Miss World 2013 final, revealed that the Talent Final was his favourite moment.

    “The show was simply amazing, it was great for me also to be up there on stage, and then we all went for dinner with the contestants at an amazing restaurant in Kuta. Great food, sitting by the pool, amazing music, and some of the girls even got up to sing! The perfect end to a great day,” he said.

    The Miss World contest is one of the oldest international beauty pageants around and was first created in the UK in 1951 by Eric Morley. The original contest was introduced as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations. Tradition, therefore, dictates that the winner spends the winning year in London and travels to represent the Miss World Organisation (MWO) and it causes.

    As the Miss World 2013 Live Stream contestants prepare for the grand finale to be held in Bali on 28 September, several controversies continue to linger around the pageant.

  30. SkerritDoThat
    September 27, 2013

    GarCon I work from 3:00am to 11:00pm at night Monday – Saturday, stop using my tax dollars for your red clinic & playing politics, i not working so hard for u to waste my money on people who don’t contribute as much as me, i will deal with you. :oops:

    • lovely dominica
      September 27, 2013

      sot

    • Justice and Truth
      September 27, 2013

      Do not be bitter. Leslassa is a Dominican as you. Be proud of her and her achievements so far. Be appreciative and give her your support.
      The PM has done this for the benefit of all Dominicans. You should program your VCR or DVD to tape it or ask a family member or friend to tape it so that, at your leisure, you could view it.

      • September 27, 2013

        This was done to try to get some steam back on his side not for the young lady like everything else he is trying to use her position, look how he did it unknown the the station We all wish the young lady continual blessings but dont think PM have pull the wool over anyone.

  31. way papa
    September 27, 2013

    Its funny how u can never please dominicans.. the same set of dominicans that were complaining about the price to watch the show is now complaining that skerrit actually pleaded for the show to be free..

    • Justice and Truth
      September 27, 2013

      Is this not something? One would think that everyone would be elated that it will cost them nothing to view the Pageant.

  32. Intelligenica
    September 27, 2013

    St.Joe Massive, I am a civil servant and i got paid, maybe you are the lazy civil servant that doesnt deserve pay so you didnt get. Sacre zot

  33. Intelligenica
    September 27, 2013

    You know something, best we rename UWP United Wortless Party. I cannot understand people can have hatred in thier heart like that based on sheer ignorance. Everything is hate hate hate. My god we are all dominicans. Lesslassa sa un zefant Dominique. Some people are just too ignorant.. wouldnt you like your child to be seen world wide and feel proud about it. Why cry down a Dominican child… alas jen workers, may god have mercy on you because all you have more noise to make. Learn to care.

    • Anonymous
      September 27, 2013

      unwanted wicked people

    • Those who have eyes.
      September 28, 2013

      stop talking rubbish with your mouth. i pray God have mercy on YOU, the united workers party is filled with love for all people, its people like you that allow rubbish to fill your head about hatred

  34. THINKER
    September 27, 2013

    We are missing the point. Marpin is a cash strapped company. they had already collected in excess of EC$10,000. We all know that the majority of people who were interested, willing and able would have purchased the PPV on the final day (TODAY, FRIDAY SEPT 27th) That means it was very likely that Marpin could have grossed an additional EC$20K to $25K or More just off this event. Marpin struggles to pay workers every month. a few months ago they sent home a significant amount of workers. under Government pressure most were brought back with no explanation as to why the decision was reversed. on Monday while Brizee Mart is closing Charles Saverin that man who called for a boycott of that business will be made President of that country. More Jobs will be lossed. Is Skerrit going to give Marpin in excess of EC$20,000 plus the initial cost of airing the show? We must decide, are we a socialist country or are we a nation that allows businesses to be innovative and thrive in order to pay workers and THEN collect taxes? what are we? As much as i would like to see the show it does not feed me. My friends and family working at Marpin need the company to bring in additional money when its legally able to do so in this crap shoot of an economy. Thank you PM Skerrit, and thank you Mrs. Skerrit for informing us that the PM had “intervened” and that the PRIME MINISTER had paid, all via FACEBOOK!!

  35. Integrity
    September 27, 2013

    You people are so foolish. You cant make a big deal out of everything the man does just because you all dont support him or his party. Everything isnt to get votes, Im sure its not only labourites who have Marpin. And those of you who ask about SAT, SAT never told anyone to pay to view the show. It’s not even pay-day yet, where are we supposed to get money to pay to view the show thats tomorrow? That was a very cruel move by Marpin for my part… business-like, but cruel. :/ Now shut up and support Lassa!!

    • Justice and Truth
      September 27, 2013

      I agree with what the PM did. I support Leslassa all the way and I do not reside in Dominica! I know her family. Most of all it is because of her achievements. As a Dominican, she deserves the support of all Dominicans worldwide.

  36. September 27, 2013

    Domincans who sit and write negative things about the prime minister are u all for real? Do u all have nothing better to do? What did uwp did for u all that u all had to change them. No matter what this man n does through the goodness of his heart he gets criticizen.
    Dominicans can never satisfy with the good that people do for them. Vote him out but te the grass isn’t greener on the other side. U know what u abut dont know what u will get in the future. U all know what u all have but don’t know what u will get in the future. Every country is tough and have unemployment is not dominica alone. The developed contries r closing plants and people loosing jobs everyday. Running a country is not easy. Skerrit has taken dominica further than where any prime minister has taken dominica with development so vote him out but too late shall be your cry my fellow domincans

    • nj/ possie
      September 27, 2013

      We know it will not be dog las in aback seat of a car. Do let us talk.

    • September 27, 2013

      skerrit have a heart but we still thank him is our tax money

    • AAAAA
      September 27, 2013

      Keep your mouth closed because if you keep on talking like this your dentures will fall out. How can a country progress with hand out. Where will the tax revenue come from. You live up in canada where you are tax for everything. I am sure that everyone in canada will pay thier cable company on a pay per view basis to watch the miss world compitition.

      • i'mWondering
        September 30, 2013

        you are wrong – NOTeveryone will apy to view that.

        and just so you know – Canada gives what you guys call handouts. Is Canada not a progressive country?

        Isn’t there a high rate of unemployment, joblessness, homelessness etc in Canada?

        Does Canada have welfare? Do the people not get “handouts? Don’t they get money every month for food, rent, clothing etc?

        Stop being small minded and thinkign that Dominica is the only place where “handouts” are the norm.

        Many developed countries have systems in place to help the less fortunante.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 27, 2013

      Let us hope the non-supporters smarten up and fall in line and support him – The Labor Party.

  37. St. Joe Massive
    September 27, 2013

    he doing all that and he doh pay civil sevants their salary?

    • September 28, 2013

      are we working for the same government? because i got paid.OHH! maybe they watch and saw you did not work well as you spend too much time on DNO,when you shoud be working. :lol:

  38. Tall
    September 27, 2013

    Seriously Mr PM what the front door I am hearing
    The country don’t even have money
    Look they laying me of from call centre
    U better give some of that money to feed
    My hungry kids

    • Anonymous
      September 27, 2013

      Let me ask you that? Was it the PM who asked call center to lay you off?
      Was it the PM who asked you to not save money in case what you are experiencing now.not feeding your children?
      Be logical…

      • Justice and Truth
        September 27, 2013

        This person could take an On Line course to upgrade his/her education and should not depend on Call Centers for his/her livelihood.

    • September 27, 2013

      All you didn’t know the country doh have money when all you was posting bill boards everywhere in protest of the state house now all you need that money.

    • September 28, 2013

      you should think of them when you use to take all that time off and go all jam and call in sick when you were not sick.remember is the same PM that went to CH to employ more of you all? what happen you were expecting him to come and drop you off to work too?

  39. Shit man
    September 27, 2013

    One day God fairy father Skerrit will get tired of coming to the rescue of issues he needed to handle before all the attention gets out!

    Good Luck and best wishes Ms. L. A. Shillingford continue to make us proud.

    Dominicans wash your faces and open your eyes now man.

  40. 2 CuTe
    September 27, 2013

    DNO You dont have to accept this comment but can you insert in your story what time it will be aired.We already know its channel 21 but what time ?

    ADMIN: When the story was published paragraph five reads, “Marpin had a pay per view regime in place for those who wanted to watch the event which is expected to take place on Saturday starting at 9:00 am local time.” This has not changed. Did you actually read the story?

  41. kingman
    September 27, 2013

    Ok, here we go. if you are not happy with the decision of the PM then DON’T WATCH THE SHOW HE IS PAYING FOR

    • DA Choo
      September 27, 2013

      Ha..Ha Hha….Good. No one could say it better.
      I’m out of state reading the negative comments on DNO, but, tatoo, tatooo we had a change and civil servants were not paid on time.I was in it so i know it. God Bless DA and her leadership.

      • September 27, 2013

        how many times uwp could not pay salaries on time start to count

  42. aye
    September 27, 2013

    we cannot pay marpin with fig and dasheen…

  43. 2 CuTe
    September 27, 2013

    OMG Thats an issue too ? What about those who cannot afford but they want to see.Allu too selfish tan.

    Good Move Mr.Skerrit.If you didnt do that they would say if you couldnt do it .

    Just cant please some people ..GEEZ!

  44. Whey papa
    September 27, 2013

    This decision does not merit all of these nonsensical political comments. We need to grow up.

  45. Diplomat
    September 27, 2013

    I wish I had the time to respond to every single idiotic and ignorant comment made but I don’t think reasoning with fools would change anything.

    I am extremely happy the Prime Minister stepped in. I think of my family who reside in the country who would love to be a part of this event, but are already struggling to pay their Marpin 2k4 bills. An additional payment would be too much.

    As a corporate citizen, Marpin 2k4 has a social responsibility. They owe this much to the people of Dominica to allow every household to view this for free. This is a big deal! We are being represented on an international stage with grace and poise. Leslassa can actually win this! She has all the right attributes and characteristics.

    About time someone did something about these greedy companies. Always want to make money off someone elses hard work!

  46. unnamed
    September 27, 2013

    does’t the allocation of public funds require an act of parliament? I guess the allocation towards that venture was made during the last parliamentary decision in the budget.

    • Cara
      September 29, 2013

      Maybe the contribution is a personal one?

  47. KISAA
    September 27, 2013

    thank you i will watch,enjoy and most of all forget about politics for a few hours and fully support our girl,shes worked very hard for this and she and her team deserve our full support,not often a Dominican is on display for the world ,so saturday we are all Dominicans ,and then when the show as finished i guess we will go back to reality and back to politics 8)

    • Justice and Truth
      September 27, 2013

      As always. You are not alone. The entire world sees your point of view. They do just that. :lol:

  48. PICODEAU
    September 27, 2013

    Outstanding!!

    God Bless Dominica.

  49. Anonymous
    September 27, 2013

    What does that mean? Labour will still lose.

  50. roses
    September 27, 2013

    Dominicans!!!! you don’t no how to please them. one thing I have to say. all those of you who are critizing the pm I hope and I repeat hope y’all don’t watch the show. if is stupid some of you stupid. don’t watch the show. let those that want the free show watch it. sets of fools. is not the pm and is wife alone that’s benefiting its all of us. my goodness . to much politics man

  51. Wait for It
    September 27, 2013

    Wait for the inside story!! It gan shock allu.. all i saying is not Skerrit dat running tings is d ….. WIFE!!!!
    I just hope marpin get that “contribution” cuz jah know dem tings not cheap.

  52. Yes I
    September 27, 2013

    good job my PM good job

  53. westgirl
    September 27, 2013

    Thank you PM Skerritt. GOd Bless You!! I was wishing you would intervene and ask Marpin to ease the PPV.

    Also Damned if you do, Damned if you don’t; so PM make your decisions, they always pay off anyway. Let the haters go cry in a corner.
    God Bless You!!!

    • Anonymous
      September 27, 2013

      some dominicans are very ignorant. sit down your lazy back side and waite for skerrit to use all tax payers money to do everything for you lazy people. nothing is happening to bring income. but skerrit just have people begging and not allowing people to find work to feed themselves their children and their parents and just there giving them scrumps from his table for vote. ah magwasar.

  54. Red Rose
    September 27, 2013

    Get a grip people, geez man. You all sound so bitter. It has nothing to do with politics. A young lady is out there working hard to make our country stand out proud and instead for you selfish hearted people to support her, you all keep saying all kind of foolishness just because the PM give an opportunity to watch the show. Do good for for you all is always bad. Whatever result Les brings back to Dca, we all shoud be happy and proud. She’s not there representing Labour nor UWP, but DOMINICA. It seems you all rather hear bad about our country. What is it you all Dcans really want na. GOSH man….

  55. UDOHREADYET
    September 27, 2013

    This is a great effort by the prime minister… in the past the government didn’t even have money for a flight. Now we can invest in our youth and support Dominicans that are competing on a world stage!… the naysayers are just that naysayers. Hate starts with H because it comes after a G! moving forward!

  56. I'm that girl
    September 27, 2013

    $2.25 a vote? That’s crazyy

    • Anonymous
      September 27, 2013

      silly it is the worldwide price

      • Sigh
        September 27, 2013

        Thats what the app charges, $1.00 US

  57. A Girl.
    September 27, 2013

    I really hope Marpin gets that money.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 27, 2013

      What do you expect? :twisted:

  58. people's voice
    September 27, 2013

    I voted labour but not anymore this pm is a joke

    • alwaysreading
      September 27, 2013

      you are just ignorant and yes stupid :evil:

    • T
      September 27, 2013

      I am worse and too bad.BAD GOVERNANCE TO THE BONE.
      Arrogance and ineptness reaping at the core of what we should be as a person.

      • Dominican in Saba
        September 27, 2013

        who cares one vote less wont kill us

    • Anonymous
      September 27, 2013

      No you did not.

  59. Anonymous
    September 27, 2013

    Way to go Skerrit thats why you will always be my PM. You have a kind heart and not not everyone is perfect we all have our faults so just continue to make them brag!!!

    • ________________
      September 27, 2013

      You are probaly one of his slaves grovelling to the Red Clinic. You need to get a job and work, then you will be able to talk independently.
      HE IS ALSO MY PM since he is Dominican, but he is a terribly bad one.

      • Anonymous
        September 27, 2013

        UWp will not get that vote!!! :(

  60. girl
    September 27, 2013

    Everything now seems to be political. This is not about Skerrit. This is about all of us as Dominicans paying our support to Our Queen Lassa. She has won many regional pageants and made us all proud. Its the very first time that Dominica participates in the Miss world pageant and while some persons can afford to view pay per view, there are others who wish to view it as well but cant do so by pay per view. PM I applaud your move…….

    • Anonymous
      September 27, 2013

      Correction! Mona Jno. Lewis from Grand Bay/Stowe Estate represented Dominica in 1978 thereabout (I’m subject to correction regarding the year)

  61. Ann Derass
    September 27, 2013

    Is Skerrit capable of doing anything correctly?
    Didn’t he know that there are two cable television stations?
    Is it the Social Security that is footing the bill, because they are a shareholder of MARPIN? If so say so and don’t come with this big show or else you have to take up the SAT bill too.
    Skerrit needs a lesson in governance and Etiquet.

    • smh
      September 27, 2013

      whoever you are really? really? really? Jeez man…Dominicans are something else.

  62. Anonymous
    September 27, 2013

    Dear DNO,
    Your headline is misleading. The PM is in no position to waive the charges, only Marpin can since it’s a private company.

    The PM asked Marpin to, offering to make a contribution in the process, and Marpin consented to his request. Your headline should really have read: Marpin waives pay per view charges…

    • I'mWondering
      September 27, 2013

      The title says that that PM “asked” Marpin to waive the fees – and that’s what the articles says.

      not sure what’s confusing about that

  63. Doc. Love
    September 27, 2013

    Because of Skerrit’s interference, I am predicting Miss Shillingford will not place in the first five. Everything the man gets involved in, usually turns out to be a failure. :mrgreen:

    • Yes I
      September 27, 2013

      boi all u ppl yah so

    • alwaysreading
      September 27, 2013

      go and jump from somewhere u stupid fool

      • Dominican in Saba
        September 27, 2013

        I support this statement 100% stupid fool

    • ________________
      September 27, 2013

      @ Doc Lov…..He spoils everything he gets involved with. I concur with you fully.

      • ????????
        September 27, 2013

        @line ________________ and Doc Lov …Really are you both for real? All you using all your mouth so foolishly that you so blind that you talking bad about our Lassa? Boy the poison hatred in you all will destroy all you and not the person you hate. Be careful!

      • ????????
        September 27, 2013

        We disagree with you both “Doc Lov and line __________ We agree and decree that the hatred in your hearts be flushed out and send to the pit of hell where this belongs. We ask for a heart of flesh for both of you. Love will reign!

    • Sigh
      September 27, 2013

      Never read such crap before… Keep your negativity to thyself

      • Justice and Truth
        September 27, 2013

        Doc.Love, what is wrong with you? Where is your love? Did it go down the drain?

        Wish Leslassa well. This is who you should concentrate on. This is what you should do.

    • Loveliness
      September 27, 2013

      Do we always have to be this negative?? And even when we have negative thoughts, we don’t always have to voice them. Leslassa does not need any of this negativity.. only positive vibes 8)

    • NO LOVE!! A.H!!
      September 27, 2013

      That’s why your children self at the bottom of the barrel in their class.

  64. kim
    September 27, 2013

    boy all you dam people not easy u know,when marpin put a fee to view the show,all you wanted it free,now all u getting it for nothing all you have a probklem.boy,i really wonder what is wrong with some of those political holes that will critisize once is skerrit take a decision

    • girl
      September 27, 2013

      Tell me about it Kim…SMFH

    • UDOHREADYET
      September 27, 2013

      Me too. They just miserable Miserable miserable. Finding things to hate because they hate themselves. hate yourself till you break because you have to break the negativity to be reborn positive.

    • ________________
      September 27, 2013

      @Kim You are stupid man. Which all you, you are referring to? Are you a Skerrit parasite or lazy head? Your fool Skerrit is the peoples PM, and not yours only. GET A GRIP OF YOURSELF. The people have a right to criticize. You are a lazy head you won’t criticize him even when he insults the people,or when he insults you.
      THANKS GOD ALL THE PEOPLE ARE NOT LIKE YOU.

      • smh
        September 27, 2013

        I dont think kim is the stupid one…YOU ARE! Lord have mercy!!!

      • ????????
        September 27, 2013

        @line _________________ What has this young man done to you for so much hatred?? Stop destroying yourself with that poison “hatred”. You expect to kill that young man with that poison you have in your system. Take a grip … Haterz only hurt themselves! Take Note!

      • Justice and Truth
        September 27, 2013

        Thank God all the people are not like you. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  65. Green Grove
    September 27, 2013

    Seems like Dominica has hidden funds stored away folks?

    whilst the economy is dead not slow, everyone crying out, there is a hidden chess filled with funds to buy over candidates, trapped the helpless citizens with brides and handouts etc…

    Dominicans i will always say and not smart that’s why they are so backward.

    when investors read how the regime does things on island, they will not have confidence in doing any large scale investment on island..

    dominica is doomed the citizens allowed it, sorry guys it’s too late for dominica.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 27, 2013

      When you say “Dominicans” do you realize that you include yourself. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted:

  66. Again
    September 27, 2013

    I I I I I I I I I…a whole bunch of us just paid.

  67. Summer
    September 27, 2013

    Damn, some of our people just can’t be positive for anything! Shaking my head.

    To DNO admin: On certain articles, you should not make the comment feed available!

    • Justice and Truth
      September 27, 2013

      There are times DNO restricts it. Allowing some of them is called freedom of speech, for some, and not for others when some are prohibited from commenting.

  68. john bess
    September 27, 2013

    whats the point skerrit,there will be lots of links online to watch miss world free,and marpin was going to show it free anyway.

    • ydobon
      September 27, 2013

      What a fool…..

    • Justice and Truth
      September 27, 2013

      What do you know? :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted:

  69. Listening!!!
    September 27, 2013

    Hope Ms: Armour-Shillingford wins!!!!!

    But why is PM Skerrit personally paying for this? I have a problem with that because this continues the wave towards a one man dictatorship state.

    I have no problem with Tourism/Investment Dominica authority using from their budget or provided one by the GOVT to pay for the expense of carrying it live because it is under there stewardship and responsibility to invest in this initiatives to drive development for Dominica.

    So why don’t the PM allow these organizations to function in its capacity rather than undermine them for his personal benefit as Lord and Savior.

    These are the things we saw Baby- Doc(Haiti), Papa-Doc (Haiti), Edi Admin( Uganda) and every other dictator did to enslave its people.

    Dictatorship by Skerrit is on our HEELS IN DOMINICA

  70. Stoney
    September 27, 2013

    when it comes to balls tricks and deception trust skero, he is crafty and that breathes and grows in the dominican mind space…LOL..

    the leader with that magic wand….lol

    he did the same on the eve Night One for WCMF last year…..

    maybe those are the factors which have contributed to dominica being the poorest in the caribbean…

    it’s radical and backward style to running a island’s affairs….

    • UDOHREADYET
      September 27, 2013

      that is a pathetic comment. Dominicans need to learn how to separate their opinions from fact. When you don’t … your behavior and comments are ignorant! What the PM did is commendable and beneficial to all. what you;re doing is hateful and useless.

    • Malgraysa
      September 27, 2013

      A leader with a magic wand! That’s how the ladies’ call it? So funny!

  71. grell
    September 27, 2013

    its really amazing that this country only some get the attention,guess her last name really stands out.why didnt the young lady last year got all this attention.wont be WATCHING.the taxpayers are going to pay for it dont be fooled.

    • UDOHREADYET
      September 27, 2013

      Because its miss world you D

    • I'mWondering
      September 27, 2013

      Isnt it our first time at Miss World?

    • Thoughts
      September 27, 2013

      This has to be a case by case situation based on the expenses involved. It would be nice to send someone every year but do we have the money, commitment, resources etc? We can begin to put things in place to make it possible instead of attaching last names etc. For example, How are we to prepare all the queens so they can represent us on the international market? What resources can we tap into private and government to make it possible? do we have a group to dedicate the time and resources to work with these girls and ensure they meet all criteria to take part in this competition. This is a month competition and we need contestants who are cultured, intelligent, talented all of which we have but we need to take to the next level.

      Leslassa is a great example and maybe we can ask her to serve as a mentor if we plan on going that route – educating contestants on what to expect, challenges, what the judges are looking for etc.

      All in all, if we can have a devoted team, resources, commitment etc, we can make it possible regardless of last name. This is one area we need an entire village to make is possible.

    • September 27, 2013

      Grell.

      Hello that’s how things work in my sweet Dominica. If you don’t have family name recognition then you won’t get the job even if you are qualified. So many of our young people are graduating with College Degrees but they don’t have name recognition so they have know choice but to leave DA to seek employment.

      • Justice and Truth
        September 27, 2013

        Do not undermine her. She worked hard for it. She did not get where she is just by shaking hands and smiling.

  72. rooftop
    September 27, 2013

    the wording with regards to waving the charges is vague in my view…

    Marpin could very well end up with losses for that event..will make a what??..

    why not clear the bill in it’s fully skero, knowing Marpin has cash flow issues…

    again another chaos situation created by a pending dictator———-today’s dominica..

    • hmm
      September 27, 2013

      Shut..up

    • Malgraysa
      September 27, 2013

      Mmm, that must be intolerable for the managing dfdirector of Marpin. A politian interfering in the running of your company? Boy, I woulod feel small like Skerrit is tall.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 27, 2013

      Maybe you should pay the rest. :lol:

  73. #YouMustBMad
    September 27, 2013

    This is a SIDESHOW to draw attention away from the Presidential Debate

  74. any
    September 27, 2013

    so what about people with SAT now?

    • Big Teeth
      September 27, 2013

      You wrong. Government has no interest in SAT!

      • Big teeth doe EASY
        September 27, 2013

        LMFAO!!!!!! LOOK AH DREAD!! Lolll

      • marvellous
        September 27, 2013

        lol that one there take me… lmao

    • alwaysreading
      September 27, 2013

      i guess u gonna have to switch to marpin :lol: :lol:

    • marvellous
      September 27, 2013

      lol…. i checking… maybe Sat persons are not so important

  75. gwaj
    September 27, 2013

    Great job, Mr. PM. :) Muchas gracias!

  76. aa
    September 27, 2013

    Leslassa for president

  77. Jolly
    September 27, 2013

    Lack of Professionalism by Mr.Skerrit.

    did that competition just fall from the sky last min,isn’t government represented on the marpin board, boy oh boy..Dominica is just a joke to the world..

    what about the sat customers..

    again shows the lack of order of governance in the island…

    sums up why dominica is rated the poorest in the eastern caribbean, and highly unattractive to investors, as Dominica’s regime does not follow rules and regulations….

    It’s a catch a vote ideology period

    • UDOHREADYET
      September 27, 2013

      Are you just repeating ignorance or is this your own ignorant self?

      • A
        September 27, 2013

        Jolly has a point. Stop hating on people before you understand what they are really saying.

  78. I'mWondering
    September 27, 2013

    Great move PM Skerritt!

  79. Shaben
    September 27, 2013

    Good to go mr. Skerrit…… wishing Lassa all the best in her endeavors and praying that she makes our country prod!

  80. Morihei Ueshiba
    September 27, 2013

    Tax Payers money :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Kay
      September 27, 2013

      Not the tax payers that watching na

      • JoJo
        September 27, 2013

        All tax payers have Marpin then? How about SAT and how about people that pay Marpin already? Is that fair? Will they get a refund? The Armour family and mr. Shillingford have to say “thank you” to Skerrit now? Boy, Dominicans really don’t care and ready to drop their pants for a freebie. Is not we are too free, we are too cheap for true.

    • hmmm
      September 27, 2013

      yep. OUR taxpayers money.i for one is a tax payer who was planning on going to pay marpin so that i could view it. thank you mr skerrit.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 27, 2013

      How much taxpayers’ money? :twisted:

  81. Anonymous
    September 27, 2013

    so, we will have it on what channel? On t.v. or internet?

    • Malgraysa
      September 27, 2013

      You are asking this question before reading the article, which clearly says Marpin channel 21? Typical!

  82. papa met!
    September 27, 2013

    what channel will it be airing?

    • ????????
      September 27, 2013

      @ papamet ..Read DNO’s article slow this time and you will see the channel

    • Justice and Truth
      September 27, 2013

      If I am not mistaken, Radio Station “airs”. TV shows/broadcasts.

  83. Anonymous
    September 27, 2013

    thanks Skerro…. but still i’m not voting you… i’m a former labourite, technically… meaning i grew up in a labour home and as a youth… u have sunk this country, thanks for the kind gesture… but i’m taking my X elsewhere

    • BobE
      September 27, 2013

      All you UWPites need to stop claiming to be Labour Convert. You all did the same thing last election and see what happen. Continue with that nonsense if it make you feel better. The PM is always ahead of you all and that’s what eating you all up. You all need to get smart leader and not just one who can talk.

    • September 27, 2013

      Who asked you? Just watch the pageant and save the talk.

    • Anonymous
      September 27, 2013

      Duh, who cares. Which country that sink there? You living in a dream world or still sleeping. Open you eye and behold the wonders of the PM at work :lol: :lol: :lol:

  84. people's voice
    September 27, 2013

    Pm trying to buy votes

  85. Anonymous
    September 27, 2013

    How about people who have SAT? They can’t watch? Mr doing things too vai ki vai

  86. ......
    September 27, 2013

    What about SAT viewers. Aren’t they Dominicans Too?

    • Anonymous
      September 27, 2013

      Lenox Linton should pay for that. He is no different to Skerrit!

      • Justice and Truth
        September 27, 2013

        Do not compare Lennox to the PM. There is no comparison. The PM surpasses him.

    • alwaysreading
      September 27, 2013

      switch to marpin 8-O

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