Linton said he has no power over MDC Scholarship Program

Linton has stated that he has no say on how the scholarships are given. File photo

MP for the Marigot Constituency and Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, has denied claims that he is using his position to obtain scholarships under a program initiated by the Marigot Development Corporation (MDC).

Last week the MDC said it had secured $6.1-million for 16 students to study in the US and among them, two were Linton’s children.

Detractors were quick to pounce.

“Linton not once you can think of the people you represent and put their interest before yours?” one person wrote on Facebook. “You take two scholarships for yourself (your children) one time, you couldn’t say one for me and one for another poor person from marigot (sic) child?”

Another wrote on another social media platform, “At least the politician from Marigot could have allowed one other student from Marigot to get help instead of sending his both kids.”

But Linton said on Q95 last week he has absolutely no say in how the scholarships are given out.

“Scholarships are at the sole discretion of the schools and the schools alone, it’s strictly a merit based system,” he stated. “The Parliament Representative has no scholarships at all to give out or to hand out to anybody under the program, he cannot give any scholarship to his children or to anybody else.”

He said the program gives students the opportunity to prepare themselves and to seek entry into US boarding schools and “based on merit, based on their academic achievements, based on the quality of their interviews, in their interaction with the school’s admissions personnel, decisions are made about the extent of the financial support that is given to them to go to the schools, that is all.”

He stated that supporters of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) have gone on social media and suggested that there were “scholarships available for Marigot children and Lennox Linton took two for his children instead of taking one and leaving one for another child.”

“For the Labour Party to be concocting this story now about Lennox Linton trying to suggest that I am using my position as Parliamentary Representative to benefit myself and my family is really unfortunate and the perpetrators of this must stop it,” Linton remarked.

DNO made several attempts to contact Michael Pascal, President of the MDC on Monday morning but was unsuccessful.

However in response to a blog post on DNO, Pascal wrote, “Politicians in Marigot, La Plaine or any other constituency have no say in who gets scholarships. Scholarships are at the sole discretion of the schools and the schools alone, it’s strictly a merit based system.”

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102 Comments

  1. Let The Truth Be Known - Original
    July 25, 2017

    The saying: “Give Jack his jacket.”
    Lennox, I am a supporter of DLP, as we all have our political preference.
    I am surprised that some people make such a negative issue about your children having obtained a scholarship which they merited.
    It is fitting to state what P.M. Skerrit recently said: “Leave children out of politics.” I wholeheartedly endorse that, even though it is something I knew.
    I am informing you and your wife, do your best to pay the critics no mind. Keep in mind, people are people and some are narrow-minded and spew negative words no matter what Party they support.
    What is important your twins got a scholarship and for a higher learning. I am pleased. As children, they are in a hopefully safe and peaceful environment where they could take full advantage of this God-given golden opportunity. Children need such an atmosphere for growing and learning.
    I wish you, your wife and your children all the best for the future.
    God’s blessing and peace!

    • Don’t worry to mention about Roosevelt crap, about children, because he was the first to involve children in his political mess, when he and his wife gave hog fat to peoples children to eat, talking about feeding program.

      You told the about people making a big deal about Lennox children, and the scholarship. You see I thought they were simply hand pick in the village.

      It was not until I read the person who disclosed the recipients traveled to St. Lucia to take the exam which qualifies them to bet the scholarship. You see you believe I am a hateful person, I am not I simply exposed the truth, in my own way; just as you have done here perhaps for the first time in your entire life.

      And so I will give you a thumbs up for the first time; number one is mine!

  2. Charmery
    July 25, 2017

    According to DNO, seems like Linton and Pascal quoted the exact same thing.

  3. Jonathan St jean
    July 25, 2017

    I didn’t realize that so many of my people were so ignorant.To lambast Lennox for the achievement of his children is just nonsensical.The children have been rewarded for their hard work and deserve to accept the scholarship.To talk of other kids who didn’t do so well,then that’s their fate which was not caused by Lennox.It’s on issues like this that Skerritt should come out and talk about too much politics in Dominica, because this is a non issue to begin with.I was involved in a similar situation when I went to the Jamaican School of Agriculture. I sat the entrance exam as an alternate,but because I placed first,the school demanded that I be sent because of merit. I had nothing to do with the school’s decision.Stop this petty infighting and encourage the children selected.

  4. My View
    July 25, 2017

    Hon. Lennox Linton congratulations on the outstanding performance of your children. I am the mother of 2 outstanding children and I know that this performance is a result of great parenting and preparation from birth…In other words this is reward for proper nurturing of your children.
    So let the Labourites eat up with jealousy and go to the Red Clinic for scholarships. But is only children of ministers and high level labourites that are getting scholarships. So the joke is on them.

  5. The Darkness
    July 25, 2017

    Pls note: I still do not believe or support either side or any political parties.

    My statements are none biased where politics are concerned… If you believe the opposite, then you are clearly an idiot. :-|

  6. Bagaila Bande
    July 25, 2017

    DNO I’m sure you could do a little research to find out how these students did on the National Assessment in relation to the other almost 2000 students nationally. Also, I would want to point out that those students did not attend primary school in the Marigot constituency(if I’m wrong I stand corrected), so if this is a Marigot thing why is it these students were given priority over the Marigot constituency students?

    • ???????
      July 25, 2017

      You are a typical blockhead labourite who cannot understand basic English…..The scholarships are open to anyone anywhere in Dominica who firstly meets the entry requirement and secondly is willing to do the necessary preparation.

    • The Darkness
      July 25, 2017

      You have to apply for it… nothing to do with Marigot primary…

      Better academics means higher chance of being selected.

    • Papa Dom
      July 25, 2017

      You are such a fool! After all the explanation given you still find it necessary to talk this . Again, the program is available to ALL Dominican students. Stop looking for reasons to justify skerritt’s incompetent and his corrupt behaviour.

    • Tjebe fort
      July 25, 2017

      You small minded, myopic thick head. Students can apply for these scholarships island wide. Maybe some parents read more and care more about their children than others. If it was Roosevelt Skerrit he would say” so you don’t want me to do the best for my children?” and he would be right. You have too little brains and too much venom in your miserable hearts.

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      July 25, 2017

      What difference it makes? You are giving DNO a huge job which I am certain DNO has no time for and it may be of no interest to DNO.
      Why not do your own research? You may have more time than DNO.

    • Leave the children alone
      July 26, 2017

      All of a sudden everybody concern about Marigot, take all phony concern and shove it!!

  7. FORKIT
    July 25, 2017

    labourites begging for money and going and buy scooter and sewo… but they not sending their children st lucia to do the exam which may qualify them to a higher education in the USA,… but they can harass mr linton who invested in his kids…. the real issue of diplomatic crooks and corrupt men with implicating emails and wire transfer is not an issue to speak about…. dominicans are the epitome of a jackass.

    • “labourites begging for money and going and buy scooter and sewo… but they not sending their children st lucia to do the exam”

      So, Sir/Madam, are you implying that the student travels to St. Lucia to take the examination which qualifies a student to gain the scholarship, rather than hand pick in Dominica?

      If that what you have conveyed, I think it is stupid for those who claims that Lennox took two rather than leavening one for someone else!

      If your comment regarding St. Lucia is correct, I must say thanks for shedding this bit of truth. As for the person who said Education is the key for getting out of poverty, that may not always be true. If one is academically educated especially in a place like Dominica where the educated are dependent on government and politics, and fail to venture into business, and technology, poverty might be their fate too!

  8. Illuminator
    July 25, 2017

    Education it is proven is a key factor in breaking poverty.
    Merit based scholarships are great- the brighter and more eloquent students will earn them and if all goes well not contribute to our growing poverty levels.
    But what of our poorer and by extension not so bright and eloquent students? Those very ones that so many in their comments wrongly think Mr. Linton should have given up one of his kids 2 scholarships for. Yes they will remain poor and the cycle of poverty will continue for them. UNLESS
    Another Michael Pascal ( a very bright chap), makes the sacrifice to raise a parallel 6.4 million dollars to provide scholarships for the poorer, less eloquent whose grades do not allow them to enter the top schools but allows them to continue higher education at some school. And
    It is not enough as Parl Rep for Mr. Linton to say he has no power over MDC scholarships which is true, but he must identify potential poor students and use his gift of oratory to help prepare them for next…

    • Dominican
      July 25, 2017

      Wait for Linton do do something for poor people, that you will never see. Linton only likes to deal with affluent people. Case in point, Marigot had mayfest with constituents, artists etc whom did he take pics with and post on his page? Artists of course. He is naturally a snob and he maybe does not even realize it. He only “poses” for photo ops but he is not a humble guy. That is not to say he had anything to do with the scholarships but this is his personality, he only cares for himself. In his political life what has he done for one single person?

      • Each time you write something you only expose your stupidity!

        How can you determine someone will never do anything good, or otherwise for anybody in Dominica, when that person has never been in a position where they had to perform and fail. How do you know what is the true potential of a person if they were never given the opportunity to prove their intelligence, and ability to perform.

        Yours is a very stupid concept! Let me tell you something There is a guy in Wesley his name is Welch Richards former Traffic Control officer at Melville Hall Airport, he was sent to Antigua to train in Aircraft Control, and then to Trinidad.

        He came to my home, saw me doing some studies in Radio & Television Servicing, when he read the type of math required to accomplish what I hoped to accomplished, he told me to my face “boy you can’t do that.” Well what he said I could not do through home study, I did it.

        I further went to England where I further studied the same, came to California,…

      • Continue Reading foolish Dominican:

        I went to England where I studied the same; came to Los Angeles California, and first attended National Technical School from where I began my home study, prior to attending college and University, and accomplished four scientific degrees. As of today I think Welch who once taught school in Wesley do not have a single college degree. Never underestimate people, especially where it pertains to politics.

        Finally, Shortly after Welch told me I “cannot” an Antiguan came to my house to drink down my rum, he saw with something he could not identify, he asks me ” ah wa dat.” I told him I am building a Radio, he laughed, I built it and it worked, played like hell; however, when his old Singer Television built in Trinidad in those days broke down, he showed up to my place of business with it.

        I fixed it; when he asks me what’s my charge I told Francis, for you it is free, about a month later he died! It is stupid to ever underestimate…

    • UK Dominican
      July 25, 2017

      You are talking with forked tongue. Mr. Linton’s party is not the one governing the country. On the other hand the government could do as you suggest and finance scholarships for our poorer students. For the less eloquent there is nothing wrong with expanding vocational training like we used to have at the Dupigny college, shut down by Mr. Skerrit when he was Minister of Education, in favour of the DSC.

    • TimTim
      July 25, 2017

      What foolishness is this nuh for me nuh? Where I be dere nuh? Have Dominicans just lost all sense of reasoning? All cpacity to think? What cabbage is this nuh?

  9. danja plea
    July 25, 2017

    Let me make this fundamentally clear, Mr. Linton is a citizen of the Commonwealth of Dominica who contributes dearly to his country.

    His kids are no lesser Dominicans than anyone of us. I know that if it was one of us in the Labour party he would have raised the same dust. But for God sake leave the man alone, allow him to let his children leave the island to go and better themselves. No child should remain here to see their dad suffer like this.

    Leave the man alone.

    • Dominican
      July 25, 2017

      What does Linton contribute? Not even tax or social security unless its coming from the parliamentary salary. Contribute you say? really? Do you mean take take take

      • FMJ
        July 25, 2017

        Are you serious? Doesn’t the man live in DA? Doesn’t he pay Vat and all other fees? There are many ways to make a contribution to your country. Even I, as a non-resident of DA, contribute to Dominica when I visit and in other ways. All your comments are doing is showing that you are either blinded by hate for Mr. Linton, you lack the ability to think rationally, or pure ignorance!

  10. Let The Truth Be Known - Original
    July 24, 2017

    Parents will obviously be happy for their children when they excel. There is no doubt that Linton and his wife are happy for their children, even though they will miss their presence. I can imagine those long distance phone calls, texts and emails on both sides.
    No matter what your political preference and which Party you support, let us be gracious and feel happy for the Linton’s. Their twins will be together, in a boarding school, hopefully well taken care of and will receive further discipline too. We expect they will also be protected and safe throughout their studies and thereafter.
    One with a godly heart cannot help but feel happy for them and their children, the twins. That is the way God wants it as well, from us Christians. Let us all, as Dominicans, wherever we reside, wish them all well. I do!
    God bless! His Peace to all! Keep in mind, God enlightens.

    • Me
      July 25, 2017

      And all that time I thought your heart was made of red stone Truth. I was wrong and I apologise.

      • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
        July 25, 2017

        @Me:
        This shows you do not know me which is why we must not judge others. If you knew me you will know the type of person I am. As I speak my truth, I do not hate. We must be fair. We all see matters differently. We may not agree on any one topic but must consider, “Free to agree or disagree.” This is maturity. If we disagree, there is no need for anyone to insult another; only our opinion on the topic is necessary.
        By the way I got a few tiny screwdrivers at Dollarama. I recently went there. I saw some but I have those sizes. I spoke to a supervisor about it. She said they do have small ones. They are in the eye glasses section. I was surprised and happy to know that. She asked one of the sales persons to get one for me. They are in a package. I thought that store has nearly everything. I may not need it for a long time, if ever. Hope one day it may come in handy or for someone else. Guess the price? $1.25 plus tax! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • TimTim
      July 25, 2017

      Could not have said it better!

    • Shaka Zulu
      July 26, 2017

      Today we agree.

  11. Marigot man
    July 24, 2017

    Yes u do linton!!! Why is only all you kronnies and family that getting it. Selfish and mean then you all speak about developing Marigot when you all are just looking for you all selves and political power. Who does not like to hear me speak the truth they can vex is their face

    • Sam
      July 26, 2017

      Why don’t you get off your lazy behind and help you child/children, niece/nephew etc. study and meet the grades to get the scholarship next time opportunity comes up. Just sit round and expect people to do for all you.

  12. Let The Truth Be Known - Original
    July 24, 2017

    Always let God be the Judge. Set aside your assumptions, accusations, suspicion on this matter.
    I would not be negative about that and would not throw words because I support a Party. I would also not rack my brains to make it work overtime and get angry about that. I do not have it in me to do so.
    As we heard they were chosen on merit. Simply congratulate these children, the twins. I am happy for them and the others who were successful. They must be extremely happy that they were chosen and they will be together studying as hard as they could.
    Remember they are Dominicans and children. Right? Wish them well. Live and let live.
    God will bless you for that.

  13. Emile Dominique
    July 24, 2017

    ” All is mine” that is the spirit of Linton. So he likes the poor unfortunate so much why did he not pass on the Scholarships to 2 unfortunate children. He and his people are always talking about the plight of the less fortunate kids.
    This definitely looks like a conflict of interest.
    If this was granted to high ranking DLP supporters children. There would be a call for an other D Day (Day of Death) demonstration.

    • ???????
      July 25, 2017

      The sad truth is that a lot of those high ranking DLP supporters cannot meet the entry requirements…..But they will still get scholarships to attend Gramlin and Mid-Western State University. Just look at the list of students at those universities and you will see who qualifies.

  14. Shaka Zulu
    July 24, 2017

    But what I hearing there. All those Labour Ministers that sending thier children away some of them don’t Know thier head from tier toes, on Government funds. Where were the folks to speak out. If he had no say or influence so be it. Furthermore it’s not tax payers money that is being used I do not understand these folks.

  15. July 24, 2017

    Why is the Dominica labour party and its supporters spreading soooooooo
    Muccccccch hatred in de country is jealous they jealousy of Mr Linton give
    De man a DAM break in his life

  16. Sonny
    July 24, 2017

    And even if MDC did, so what?

    So many Labourites children that get scholarship to go and study in Cuba, China, Barbados…some didn’t make use of it and go wasting the government’s money….(yes we know about so and so’s daughter in Barbados).

  17. %
    July 24, 2017

    Leader Lennox Linton,LLL,PATRIOT #1,,,,,You had no explanation to give to those Labourites…Your children have distinguished themselves,so praise God
    the man who wants you to work on his farm,will not see you grovelling to him…I HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN the Lintons to be exceptionally sharp,smart,articulate, brilliant,gifted,diligent,well lettered,people!!!!!!
    SKERRIT MUST GO
    SKERRIT MUST GO
    SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!

  18. Elephan
    July 24, 2017

    You shouldn’t take idiots like “Delvin Castro” (the detractor in question but a borderline anonymous troll in real life) seriously. He is ultimately a waste of reproduction who has nothing better to do in his pitiful life. Congratulations to all the MDC holders as the boarding schools choose who will be admitted through their SAT results and leadership and sports abilities. Lennox children, as the rest did, all seized the opportunity and received their rewards. This program has been going on for nearly 10 years and everybody regardless of affiliation has been rewarded for their efforts but it’s now a problem because it’s Lennox children? You “detractors” need to sort out your immigration papers instead of hiding behind fake accounts spouting rubbish. Let us focus on the actual corruption still running rampant in this current govt. I know “Delvin” lacks a brain to engage this issue.

  19. oh yes!
    July 24, 2017

    i cover Linton and his family under the blood of Jesus CHrist – No weapon formed against them shall prosper and every tongue which rises up against shall fall.

    Only labourites children get scholarship and many of them have to do things (bad things) with these evil politician to get it.

    God bless you Mr. Linton and your family

  20. Hugh .G. Recshun
    July 24, 2017

    but his children do not live in Marigot. Morne Daniel those people living.

    • Me
      July 25, 2017

      So what, Roosevelt Skerrit lives in Morne Daniel also and his child is going to school in New York. You have a problem with that?

  21. free
    July 24, 2017

    Congratulations Mr. LINTON for your children. Let them study together. These scholarships are recommended by the Schools. God bless them.

  22. lisad
    July 24, 2017

    The issue is Leadership. as a leader Mr. Linton could have allowed one child to apply for a scholarship. This would show better statesmanship and up his political points since his words would have been, “my both kids qualified but as the representative for marigot, lets find other kids who may qualify as well so that other families can be given a break too.” Nevertheless congratulations to the children.

    • oh yes!
      July 24, 2017

      i say – congratulations to the Lintons. Their parents have sacrifice too much for Dominica. The least we can do is support them but is guess you are tooo wicked like you master Skerrit who wants and wishes for Linton to come work for him on his farm. WHen you are bless even your children are bless and so likewise when you are evil your children are evil too.

      However – this scholarship is no partisan but you will not understand that and the parents have to make contributions – so it is not complete free. I know it is persons like you and skerrit who wants to see not only Mr. Linton in skerrit garden but his children also. But God has a different plan. No weapon formed against the Lintons shall prosper and every tongue which rise against them is condemn in Jesus name. Therefore your wickedness shall not prevail

    • Oh please!
      July 24, 2017

      How would he know that both kids qualified had they not both applied? What you are failing to understand is that this is a process….not a one mans’s decision. To qualify, one must apply and go through the process – then if you qualify you are awarded the scholarship. Why would you turn around, after having gone through the process and qualified, and say “thank you but my daddy say is only one of his twins he sending on the scholarship because he is a politician in Dominican and want people to say good things about him”?

      The fact is, had only one of his kids gone – you all would have still found fault with that!

    • viewsexpressed
      July 24, 2017

      Listen, Lisad whatever your name is or means, please just stay quiet and stop writing this BS on DNO. At least try building up yourself to comprehend and analysis better. You points and thoughts are ridiculous, outdated and with no value, just like the Corrupt Labour Party and its leadership.

      • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
        July 25, 2017

        I would not call the Labour Party corrupt nor continue to do so. It does not serve a good purpose.
        Some people are strong with their convictions. What I am informing them, wish them all well, especially the children – twins. They should not get themselves worked up over that. Frankly, I am surprised that they do even though they support DLP.
        They are innocent children, on their way, hopefully to a better life, an educated one and are happy about it. There is no doubt their parents are equally happy. We should all wish them well.
        What did the Lord say: “Love one another. Do good to those who hate you.”
        We also have the writings of St. Paul who consistently encouraged us to love God and one another, in helpfulness – generosity also in words.
        I think it is appropriate to congratulate the Linton’s and their children. What does it take to wish them well? They deserve it for the twins are their children.
        People must learn under these circumstances.

      • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
        July 25, 2017

        When I go to sleep or am falling asleep, I am happy that I hate no one. I awake with the same feeling, thank God.
        However, I speak my truth and probably emphatically, not forcing anyone to agree with me, knowing as individuals we all think differently. I always ask God if there is any hatred in my heart, to please remove it for it is not Christian-like. Due to this I feel at peace.
        As I go about my business, and interact with others, I am told how happy I am and about the pleasant look on my face (not bragging). It all depends on our demeanor, our love for God, sometimes pitiful :lol: as God knows too well and our love for one another.
        Does this mean we do not get angry or argue? Of course, if someone gets us angry and we like to know we are correct. :lol: Still not perfect. :) However, think of what St. Paul said: “Get angry but do not let the sun go down on your anger.” I remind some people of that.
        God’s blessing and peace!

      • SP
        July 26, 2017

        They’re just jealous Lennox children are more intelligent than all of them lumped together lol.

  23. June
    July 24, 2017

    So y allu politicians like likle boys so na.everything allu have to come and cry. Tou always saying things about skerro and his cabal so take what you get. We dont needbyour explanation. No matter what one does people must talk. Thats y skerro making allu run allu mouth. Take what you get. Go suck your finger in a corner. Congrats to your children and stop crying. Cha man.

  24. Not a herd follower
    July 24, 2017

    Lennox, do not respond to the braying fools.

  25. syncronize
    July 24, 2017

    Skerrit is Columbus; he is the pirate plundering and instilling fear in the citizens. He has a vicious cabinet crew who attack innocent people. He is a notorious Pirate dealing with international crooks and criminals. The Pirate and his buccaneers will fight and rival and plunder until they destroy the opposition. They have mentally enslaved their followers. Pirate # 1 has treasures hidden in all sorts of bogus companies and in banks and refuse to declare the sources of his wealth. Keep Your treasures Mr Pirate and leave Linton and his family alone. Remember America is coming for the laundered treasures. Watch out. Haven’t you all done enough? You don’t fear the father in heaven? No you have no soul… not after what I heard on radio on the weekend belched out by your dangerous handlers.

  26. Dr.Peter Ducreay
    July 24, 2017

    This is what you should have done Linton. Once you find out your children will be recipients of the scholarships you should have said, ” I will not accept scholarships for my children. There are other
    students equally qualified in the community to get these. I just don’t what it to construed in the wrong way”
    This is what a great and ethical person does. You have shown that you are not fit to be Prime Minister. If you can do that while in opposition imagine what you would do as Prime Minister.
    Give me Honorable Dr.Skerrit anyday. He’s so great , kind and compassionate

    • Zor Sot
      July 24, 2017

      So after his children studied, sat their exams and was then selected by a school via this programme; a programme that is open to all Dominican students, I may add …. he should have told the school, “NO I CANNOT ACCEPT”….. are you that dumb???!!!!

      STOP BELIEVING WHAT TONY AND THE REST OF THE PUPPETS ARE SPREADING…..GET THE FACTS AND TRY TO UNDERSTAND HOW THIS PROGRAMME WORKS….GUESSING IF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE’S GRAND-DAUGHTER WHO IS PART OF THE PROGRAMME, GOT SELECTED THE SPEAKER SHOULD SAY NO!!!

    • Oh please!
      July 24, 2017

      Why didn’t skeerit say that to his son …..? Why didn’t he say, “my dear boy, I cannot accept this for you I will give it to this years TOP CXC student instead”?

      Should a member of parliament decline his child’s acceptance on scholarship to Princeton Just because he is a politician? Children’s achievements are to be celebrated -EARNING a scholarship cannot be taken lightly or pushed under the rug. The kids EARNED IT!

      I swear some Dominicans are possessed – you mean a simple thing like a Child earning a scholarship on their own merit has to be used against that child’s father to score political points?

      Who are you to say there were more deserving students? Are you on the school’s board? Did you interview the children? Have you got access to their SAT exam results?

      Making an a out of your self!

      I yet to hear the PM on this latest assault on the opposition leaders educated kids!

    • Tjebe fort
      July 24, 2017

      Peter, you are full of . I don’t know if you have children but as far as I am concerned as a parent you do everything possible that is legal to give your children a good start in life, especially education. Should you sacrifice your children’s future political dogma? Roosevelt Skerrit could have provided a number of scholar ships for children in Dominica with the money he spends on his son but that is ok I guess. If it his own money, legally earned I have not problem with that. Just imagine your child wins a race and you ask him to give his prize to someone who did not even run? Your mind is seriously warped brother.

    • oh yes!
      July 24, 2017

      Peter Ducreay – shame on you – shame on you! And to think you are a doctor to think this bull . So Mr. Linton should not send his children to school and everyone else should – so skerrit wish to have them begging him and working for him as slaves in disgrace would be come a reality. You are a son of a politician- and you have enjoyed the benefit of that. But please understand that your father did not sacrifice a quarter of his life and income as Linton has.

      Please note this was not given to them – as Skerrit was given a fake doctorate – these children work hard for it. they had to study and pass their exams plus their parents had to invest money to make it happen just like everyone else. Our prime Minister who is making about EC$10,000 monthly – his son is in a boarding school where the semester is US$40,000 (every 3 months) but you never questions his ability to pay that kind of money on his salary. SO i guess you are just like you master skerrit wishing evil for Linton

      • Dominican
        July 25, 2017

        Single parents with less than half skerrit salary has three children in university on loans spending more so what is your point about skerrit and his son? You all lambase skerrit so much about his son going to school now its ok for lennox to grab two places. You see people don’t mind the children go to school its not about them its about people like you who were to fast to talk about skerrit child and his school not knowing lenny over there planning for his children school too. They are both fathers that’s what they too plan for their children.Why is it good for one and not the other? Next time workers will watch their big mouth before throwing stones

    • %
      July 24, 2017

      Ducreay with all due respect to you, you are an idiot. Then what becomes of the man’s children? He then has to go to Skerrit and beg for a scholarship? Your doggone educated fool. You are pretending that you don’t live on island? Or is it that you are singing for your supper?
      SKERRIT MUST GO
      SKERRIT MUST GO
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!!!!

    • indira Ghandi
      July 24, 2017

      IF he had nothing to do with the selection,and his children qualify and were selected by the school,then i do not see a problem.
      why did the p m allow both of his children wuth his wife to be born in America?
      Why is his o,der sonin school in the U S?
      I am happy for them. They deserve to go and study too.
      Skerrit would not give them scholarship.
      God is not a po,ice neither does he sleep.
      Mr Linton do what is right,be ho est. Please God and he will bless not only yohr children,but you too.

      • Man bites Dogs
        July 25, 2017

        @ Gandhi, above Didn’t you or any other of your ignorant friends know Linton ,two kids was also born in America as well ?

    • viewsexpressed
      July 24, 2017

      If you are a real Doctor, I really do not want you take care and counsel me or my family. How can an educated man ductore and support such rubbish. You have tge guts putting your name to this rubbish.

    • friend
      July 25, 2017

      who gave you that dR.

    • Papa Dom
      July 25, 2017

      What kind of Dr. are you? A Dr. in what field of endeavour? Can’t imagine that some with credentials as Dr. would advance that level of stupidity into a public discuss. Are you saying that as a parent or parents, Mr Linton and his wife should preference towards their children to appease dottish labourites like yourself. There are urgent matters of state which you should pay attention too instead of presenting this nonsensical view

    • FORKIT
      July 25, 2017

      one idiot gone and one come

    • Spooners
      July 25, 2017

      Stop being an asset to making accusations which is false it was explained Linton has no part in this but the academic success of his children would you stop your children from their academic success you idiot it’s a process with children whether it’s two or three or four try to ask someone to educate you

  27. AA
    July 24, 2017

    The members of the labor party have Dominican’s licking their rear ends for scholarship and they are giving the scholarships to party supporters and all the other more qualified persons in the society do not get an opportunity to get scholarships. it have ministers children who have just been bouncing from scholarship to scholarship but other persons can’t get any.

  28. Zor Sot
    July 24, 2017

    Wow, so Dominicans are frothing at the mouth because of two children who on their own, were able to secure scholarships… BUT ARE OK WITH & REMAINING MUTE on evident from Rijock, of millions being wired to gas station’s accounts for diplomatic passports.

    well, well, well WE DOMINICANS have been thrown into a pit, covered and left for death in this island.

    but say one, say two…. I know of one minister’s son who got a scholarship to go to Russia, he then did not complete and returned to DA, then got another scholarship to Mexico or wherever, still did not complete and returned to DA ….2 government scholarships to one person….YET YOU ALL READY TO HANG LINTON AND HIS KIDS…..SMFH

  29. It's my damn business too man!
    July 24, 2017

    But y Linton allowing Matt to have him come to answer all of Skerrit’s lies and distraction tactic, as though Linton committed a crime or did something illegal? Since when it is wrong for two sisters to earn a scholarship? DNO it is a fact that the cabal gave Dominica money, in the name of small business, to husband, wife, and two children, and not one of them has small business and not one intends to open small business. Why is our media not raising these real issues. That’s why I miss Angelo and can’t waste my time listening to the pappyshow joker of Matt

    • Anonymous
      July 24, 2017

      Bring Back Angelo! Matt too much like Humpty Dumpty, playing seet music for old ladies.

  30. Ibo France
    July 24, 2017

    The President of the Margot Development Corporation explicitly stated that the scholarships were awarded strictly on merit and there was no political interference, just paraphrasing. People are just relentlessly mischievous , malicious and I may further add begrudging. I am not a supporter of Linton nor Skerrit but Mr. Linton has been subjected to much horrendous abuse, specious accusations and unjust discrimination. Despite all this his children have excelled and still there are some who want to cast aspersions on them for achieving excellence. Leave the man’s children out of your tribal politics. May those two ambitious girls use their academic prowess to bring pride to their parents and all Dominicans in the not too distant future. God bless!

  31. Concerned
    July 24, 2017

    I have known about this scholarship since its inception and it is really based on academics. This is a situation where both his kids have excelled, applied and both granted the merit based scholarship. This happens in the US with twins, triplets etc. There were twins last year who got into all the IVY leagues schools in America and all they received was praises from everyone. Why can’t we do the same for our very own?

  32. Washington DC
    July 24, 2017

    I’ve received a scholarship too. For someone to qualify for a scholarship, they have to meet both requirements, high GPA AND a very low income of their parents or themselves. How can Lennox children more qualify than all those financially disabled people in Marigot, who NEED that scholarship for their children who are SMART and lack opportunity??? No way! That is pure inconsiderate for those Workers people who more need it for their own children.

  33. The Portsmouth Station
    July 24, 2017
    • Me
      July 24, 2017

      Seriously, we do. Where is Tony Astaphan on this? Missing in action?

  34. The purple turtle gang
    July 24, 2017

    PM Skerrit, do you know anything about these letters and emails sir? Why is the media covering the government and not reporting the red hot issues that affecting us? http://rijock.blogspot.com/2017/07/cbi-head-had-diplomatic-passport.html?m=1

    • %
      July 24, 2017

      Yes we do!!
      I read Rijocks blog on a daily basis!
      SKERRIT MUST GO
      SKERRIT MUST GO
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW

  35. July 24, 2017

    However in response to a blog post on DNO, he wrote, “Politicians in Marigot, La Plaine or any other constituency have no say in who gets scholarships. Scholarships are at the sole discretion of the schools and the schools alone, it’s strictly a merit based system.”

    A VERY CONDESCENDING STATEMENT IF YOU ASK ME– And why was the rest of the comment by Pascal eliminated?

    • %
      July 24, 2017

      You must use the computer/phone that you are on to check the meaning of “condescending”.Ha!Ha!
      He has brilliant genes,and the children have acquired them.If he had 10children and all 10 deserved scholarship.Give them to the 10..Well Done the LINTONS.!
      SKERRIT MUST GO
      SKERRIT MUST GO
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW

      • Me
        July 25, 2017

        Point taken but please, give his wife, the children’s mother some credit o. Mr. Linton did not make their children on his own.

  36. The purple turtle gang
    July 24, 2017

    I am trying to understand why the conversation is about Hon. Linton and his children that legally and proudly earned their scholarships, and no one cares about the name of DOMINICA that Skerrit and his government have in all kinds of controversies with a wanted fugitive by the name of Aliereza Monfared. PM, please tell us about these receipts and emails that we see surfacing Online http://rijock.blogspot.com/2017/07/cbi-head-had-diplomatic-passport.html?m=1

  37. Zandoli Claywat
    July 24, 2017

    What is wrong with his children getting scholarships they worked for. All the kids had to take classes since September, sit exams in St lucia and conduct interviews with various schools. The successful ones were victorious and received scholarships. Lennox can’t give the scholarship to ANYONE. you think those schools know who the HELL lennox Linton is, Give me a break. Those children work for their scholarship. How much PS, and minister children on scholarships some not even completing their degrees.

  38. Doc Love
    July 24, 2017

    Jealous, them laborites jealous. Had he been given one, he would still be criticized. As far as Laborites are concerned, Mr. Lennox Linton is not a Dominican, he deserves nothing, other Dominicans are fortunate to have.

  39. July 24, 2017

    I believe you wi Lennox :lol: :lol: but how many of the students from the North East Comprehensive were contacted to go through this process with the other big-name kids of Dominica?

  40. July 24, 2017

    Yeah, okay. So we gonna ignore the fact that these children just graduated high school to go back to another high school? The money could be spent on a college education. Surely we can do better!

    • Papa Dom
      July 25, 2017

      All children in the north east are aware of the program. in fact all students in Dominica should be aware of the program if they are not th n they have only themselves and their parents to blame. This program has been advertised all over the media for years

    • Papa Dom
      July 25, 2017

      Here we go again! Making ignorant statements totally unaware of the subject matter

  41. %
    July 24, 2017

    LLL,Leader Lennox Linton,the quintessential Dominican,and patriot #1…I congratulate your two children for having acquired your brilliant mind,and I wish them success in profusion in their future endeavours.I am elated that you and your family had no grivelling to do,otherwise the world would hear that at a LAGON public meeting or at a town hall vote buying meeting.Continue working for those who are voiceless,and I know you wont give them any election date to hold.
    SKERRIT MUST GO
    SKERRIT MUST GO
    SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!

  42. crow
    July 24, 2017

    Linton be real…lies lies,,

  43. Roosie
    July 24, 2017

    This savagery must STOP. Lennox has a beautiful family, with all the negatives and insults he has endured, his children have exceled academically. So what is wrong with the children being successful in obtaining scholarships through a program he has no control over? This is not a RED CLINIC and praise God they were chosen on merit.
    It is important to note that not one of the children of the Labour Party Cabal has exceled to the point of recognition over the last 18 years.
    Lennox you have no explanation to give, your children have done well, congratulations brother! Those who are criticizing their achievement are angry that they will not be subjected to further insults at the DSC.
    Best wishes to your family and I pray that the savagery will stop.

    • saka
      July 24, 2017

      wth? how you know which child is labour or uwp? smh stupid

    • July 24, 2017

      Stop talk nonsense there

    • July 24, 2017

      Marigot Village and our people are very proud of the children and those who got thru the scholarship program, the Linton children deserved the chances just like any others so those who are speaking ill against education it’s sad,. The schools select the students and thank God the Government of Dominica is not part of the process or MDC .
      It was nice to hear students and parents calling in and expressing how they activate and got into the program and how well their children are doing.
      Dominicans are so full of hate and jealousy of Mr. Linton they have decided to attach his children and that’s how far we have gone, Education is part of Linton up bringing both parents were highly qualified teachers not only in Marigot but other Villages too.
      Congratulations to all the students who made it. Peace and Love !

  44. vege girl
    July 24, 2017

    so what is so wrong about that I think we are taking to many little things to make an issue.

  45. Skerrit I Voting
    July 24, 2017

    Columbus lie lie Columbus lie lie.

    • syncronize
      July 24, 2017

      wicked labourites. What Linton do all you. All you want to destroy destroy Linton…… it not working so you all attacking those poor innocent children, man? Come on… when all you finish all you saying Skerrit cares, Skerrit helps, Skerrit is for everybody. But the truth is, you and your Skerrit cares about making name for yourselves, to do that you have to appear to love and care for people. Go hide yourselves and leave Linton and his family alone. You hate Linton so much that you want to destroy his children to the max. Let the children quietly pursue their education, they are bright, progressive and intelligent children. Apply too. You all have CBI, China, Malaysia, Cuba and just name it and if you have any information about innocent children who knows nothing about politics, their family background may go against them. That is if Skerrit and his labour party has any inclination that the family are not supporters, woe to them.

      • Skerrit I Voting
        July 24, 2017

        Oh we are attacking poor innocent children, i see is only now poor children being attacked. You know very well Lennox is not innocent on that count. Everything allu do to us it coming right back to allu. Take that man. Was it your party that attacked PM and his son??????? Answer the question. So now it is on your side is poor innocent children. Ah ha ha ha. Bias set of citizens that lie, well we catch Lennox with his pants down. Skerro sit back and enjoy some sweet revenge.

      • Bobby
        July 24, 2017

        @Sync I’d ignore this waste of space. Clearly theyll vote skerrit even if they have to beg every Wednesday

  46. July 24, 2017

    Diversion tactics

    • Anonymous
      July 24, 2017

      Yes, diversion tactics by the Skerrit team so he does not have to address the issues surrounding his dealings with Monfared. Tony Astaphan is always so vocal,but not a word from that pipsqueak about Monfared. It will not go away Tony!!!

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