Linton says police seeking war with Marigot residents

Linton said the police have beefed up their presence in Marigot
Linton said the police have beefed up their presence in Marigot

MP for Marigot, Lennox Linton, has alleged that the police are seeking to harass residents of Marigot and are seeking to escalate their concerns over the Marigot Hospital into “some war.”

He was speaking on Q95’s the Hot Seat on Wednesday morning as the controversy surrounding the closure of the hospital continues.

According to Linton, the police have increased their presence in Marigot after residents raised concerns over the temporary closure of the facility due to an infestation of mold and fungus.

“The police have beefed up their presence in Marigot,” he said. “The police are seeking to escalate the concerns that the people have into some war with the people of Marigot for demanding a new hospital and demanding proper arrangements to be put in place for the alternate facility while the proper medical facility is being constructed.”

He said Marigot residents have no issues with the police and wonder why the police are acting in such manner.

“I keep saying that Marigot people have no argument with the police, Marigot people are wondering why is is that the police are seeking to intimidate and harras them simply because they are demanding from the government, the government that is responsible for the hospital, proper facility in light of the closure,” Linton stated.

He said such ‘harassment’ is becoming a concern around Dominica.

“This harassment is becoming a matter of grave concern right around Dominica because it is just not Marigot people being harassed, it is everybody who feels that the behavior, the conduct, the performance of this government are unacceptable and they speak about it,” Linton said.

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132 Comments

  1. queenzy
    June 28, 2016

    i think all this is being blown out of proportion, ,i agree they need a new hospital up there but there are also maintenance people placed up there to monitor those thing , u all don’t expect skerrit to be responsible for the deterioration of the hospital. they have people that are given the jobs to do theses things so to me they are not doing there jobs well so they need to be replaced by people that really need it ,just saying

  2. Anthony P. Ismael
    June 24, 2016

    “Speaking at the Dominica Diabetes Association (DOMDA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the Public Service Union (PSU) building on Wednesday, he said World Health Organization statistics, published in April show that 1 in 10 adults have diabetes in Dominica. He said over the last 30 years, the number of persons diagnosed with diabetes has increased.” I tried to correlate this article to the people of Marigot and environs asking myself, where will they receive health care services, with the closure of the hospital? What pains me is that the brain-washed Labor supporters are devoid of basic reasoning, induction and deduction principles. They worship at the feet of fake Dr. Skerrit for a few pieces of cheap plywood, galvanize and maybe some cement, while ignoring their own wellbeing and that of others.

  3. Engineer
    June 23, 2016

    I think it is time that the UWP party Take sometime to discuss the future to be a successful party. The recent statements made by Lennox that law enforcement officers should disobey or ignore directions given by their authorities is a red flag. This is not the kind of leadership that a party want to put out there to erepresent as party leader. It is long over due. The party needs a new leader if they want to win elections. Someone who can articulate without showing signs of anger. Someone who is not demanding what law enforcement should or shouldn’t do. Someone who has ability to build good relationships in to get things done Lennox can go back to journalism. He would do better in that field.

    • viewsexpressed
      June 23, 2016

      I am convinced you engineered your response in an attempt to have it made sense for the readership. Please go read the news again and comprehend the bigger picture of this The people of Marigot said that they will have a peaceful vigil immediately law enforcement pick up gears and camp out watching to see what would happen.
      Skerrit is the one to resign for the shame and disgrace he has brought to Dominica

      • What if there is a demonstration and the Police did not come to provide protection for the citizens and some sort of a disturbance happened and people got injured and the Police were no where are around what then would you say?

    • john Paul
      June 24, 2016

      Charlo the Ayatollah did more than that and He is in the seat of the President
      Please tell me if I lie?

    • Teddy girl
      June 25, 2016

      By your comment, I conclude that you are a good citizen whit respect for law and order and so you would publicly denounce a leader who declares that “no law, no constitution’would stop him. I applaud you for good sense.

  4. I am quite sure that I am not the only one who have noticed how loyal and dedicated Labourites come out in droves whenever there is an article on DNO having to do with the Honourable Lennox Linton. They are afraid of the Leader of the Opposition and will say anything to vilify or disparage the man as instructed by their Supreme Leader, Ordained and Knighted within the Halls of the Blessed Roman Catholic Church, the great rags to riches Prime Minister, the unofficial Doctor being called DOCTOR by the extremely illiterate and ignorant minions of Labour, the Red King, the aspiring Dictator of Dominica, Saviour of the Labourite Tribe of Beggarboos, Hand Stretchers, and Plywood Recepients, best friend of Ng Lap Seng and Alison Madueke, the “can’t do no wrong”, “best we ever had”, the “never told a lie” Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Roosevelt Medard Skerrit! 5000 tablets being put to good use! :lol:

    • viewsexpressed
      June 23, 2016

      Amen, well said. I say no more

    • queenzy
      June 28, 2016

      stupid comment

  5. Hurt
    June 23, 2016

    STop the damn politics.. and let’s unite to build the country.. is our children dat will pay for it in the long run …peace love and unity….

  6. Constructive
    June 22, 2016

    The simple answer to the question “why the police are acting in such manner.?” is that they have a key duty to keep the peace. Whenever mobs of people feeling angry and rebellious are gathered, really bad things happen and if the police are not already present to keep the peace, then they will be blamed for the severe consequencies. So, Police, let everyone gather, talk and speak their minds but don’t let them do anything to bring the island to an economic or disastrous standstill.

    We cannot afford any shutdown of the island. But while we cannot control acts of nature, we can control acts of a few angry men and women. Do all you can to keep the peace, Police! Otherwise, history will not forgive you.

    • viewsexpressed
      June 23, 2016

      Mr. Constructive, Dominica is already ; according to you ……..”but don’t let them do anything to bring the island to an economic or disastrous standstill…..” Where have you been?

  7. Caretaker
    June 22, 2016

    You are well out numbered in public and also in the house of Parliament ,keep a low profile and wait for the perfect moment. Go and do boxing. see if you can beat the count of nine. Demanding ,man move

  8. Doc. Love
    June 22, 2016

    I believe Linton should go after Skeritt, Tony and Carbon and not the police. The police is given orders and having taken an oath to follow orders, as long as a police wants to remain in the force he has an obligation to follow his boss. Linton should concentrate on Skeritt from the political point of view. Carbon has a family. He has spent maybe all his life as a police officer, he is almost due for his pension, it would, in my opinion, madness, at that stage of his life play hero. Dominicans may honor him for refusing to follow Skeritt’s instructions, but at the end of the day, I wonder how many Dominicans would want to him support him and his family after he is fired. People may want to comment as to why he accepted the job in the first place, I am sure when Carbon accepted the job he never anticipated what Skeriit had in mind for him. I am not condoning what he is doing, I am only trying to comment in terms of the reality of the situation.

    • Doc. Love
      June 22, 2016

      typo: I meant and not Carbon and the police.

    • Really
      June 23, 2016

      Doc hate, why are you implying that mr.Carbon has a family? With such low mentality
      do you expect people to gravitate towards your party? Do you and your people have a family? I’m vehemently condemning such behavior. You are shamefully exploiting the situation. Do you know what’s love. You are the most dispecable hater I have seen.

    • Ex da lawman
      June 23, 2016

      I totally agree with you.But the police still has a moral obligation. It’s so sad. We need to have multiple demonstrations at the same time. I’ve been saying for a while now that we have a dictator.

      • mine
        June 23, 2016

        WHEN you all will get what you all are asking for it will be worst that a dictator.

    • Doc. Love
      June 23, 2016

      Labor party supporters are so accustomed to my criticisms of anybody or anything associated to Skeritt that when I try to say something good about his supporters they are unable to see it. They are like cyclops, they look at me in one way. I am not a hater of Skeritt, I am totally dissatisfied with the manner the man governs the country, case in point, see what is happening to the people of Marigot and Salisbury. In the case of Carbon, all I was trying to say, was that I don’t believe at this time of his senior years he cannot afford to get himself fired for not following Skeritt’s orders. He has a family to maintain. That is all, that is all, that is all.

  9. forreal
    June 22, 2016

    I have decided not to get into this conversation,because I can see linton is totally bitter over the last by election defeat and is looking for anything to regain some kind of momentum for the UWP party,it’s called a four road junction,where to turn!!!

    • Channel 1
      June 22, 2016

      @forreeal – The nonsense written in your post is more accurately called a red herring argumentative fallacy.

    • john Paul
      June 22, 2016

      putting Your Bias aside Do the Marigot People have a Good case for demanding a Hospital?
      Yes or No ? Well Mr. Linton is the Parliamentary Representative for Marigot who else You expect to be most upset?
      If He did nothing You would also criticize Him and with good reason so whatever the reason You think may not be real!
      You are simply offering an excuse for Skeritt’s vindictive nature!

    • Anthony P. Ismael
      June 23, 2016

      So, a mold infested hospital that leaves residents of a large community in the North without a proper health care facility is now political? Sad that you would even think in such a manner.
      The people of Marigot should take to the streets. Health is wealth my friend!!

    • Anthony P. Ismael
      June 24, 2016

      We have significant rise in diabetes on the island and you’re worried about Skerrit. What has this man done to brain wash you guys to that extent? What Kool Aid has he given to the faithful? I would like to know. Please share the formula, because I can make a lot of money using it from where I sit daily.

  10. June 22, 2016

    This bullying tactic by the police is showing that the Govt. is fearful and weak.

    • Ba Yo Bwa
      June 22, 2016

      In local parlance, “papamet,” what you smoking? You delusional self, self, self.

  11. The truth
    June 22, 2016

    Dominica cannot go anywhere,I repeat cannot go anywhere, we are tolerating all what that is not good,how can a people aloud a hospital not to be at the air port? And we putting skerrit right up ALU not seeing Dominica is the same way under him

  12. Engineer
    June 22, 2016

    I feel sorry for Lennox. lenny, it’s just your mouth you know that is destroying you. Recently, you were calling on law enforcement officers to disobey or disregard any direction given to them by their authorities. when you are on recording say these things it can be perceive as radicalism, you continue to make the same mistakes over and over again my friend. You come across as a very angry unprofessional leader. And that turns people off away from you. You some wisdom and tact my brother

    • %
      June 22, 2016

      Why would you have to feel sorry for honourable Linton who wants a hospital for Marigot and nieghbouring villages?Are you a normal person?.You should feel sorry for yourself and your superb level of backwardness.

  13. June 22, 2016

    they can do what they want they will no intimidate us in marigot we will stand up for what we want.We just need a few more constituent to rise up on the same day and case close.

    • UDOHREADYET
      June 22, 2016

      For what… stupidity?! your stupidity will build a hospital, the blind leading the blind!

  14. June 22, 2016

    harassing marigot ppl??? man stupesss tan

  15. "No Respector of Persons"
    June 22, 2016

    Lennox, I expect better of you. Please, you are bringing me shame. Don’t allow me to renounce my political position.

    • %
      June 22, 2016

      If you had shame,you would not be lazy depending on Red Clinic handouts..You would be demanding work from this inept,corrupt,regime you supported because of your greed and laziness.

  16. “This harassment is becoming a matter of grave concern right around Dominica because it is just not Marigot people being harassed, it is everybody who feels that the behavior, the conduct, the performance of this government are unacceptable and they speak about it,” Linton said

    Mr. Linton Sir, apart from all that you said, this last paragraph speaks volumes; the noise that reveals your desire to have things done your way –but God forbid this!

    \”They are demanding from the government, the government that is responsible for the hospital, proper facility in light of the closure,” Linton Said

    The term \”demand\” expresses aggression–like violence, hostility, anger etc. If what you say is true about the people of Marigot, can\’t you see why the Police needs to stand by? But I don\’t believe you either,

    Linton you are not speaking for Dominicans, what you are doing is giving us an awful headache, acting up like a small child who wants his own way.

    • UDOHREADYET
      June 22, 2016

      Dominicans robing, shooting, murdering people and trafficking drugs and is the police you want to have problem with?!… you make you bed I hope you can sleep in in it sot!

    • Favoured
      June 22, 2016

      So Graceful Lennox not talking for Dominicans so who are you talking for? When you allowed yourself to write quote ” what you are doing is giving us an awful headache” so who U.S. are you referring to? It can’t be us Dominicans? You see my friend by trying to condemn and belittle others we end up saying and writing stupid things. I am sure you now realise what a contradiction you have turned out to be. Actually it makes you look foolish. Hope you think before writing such carp again bro.

      • @Favoured June 22, 2016

        You think it is foolish; I don\’t, and look at the thumbs rating, you will see whos is the \”us\” not \”U.S\” whom I am speaking on behalf.

        I did not speak on your behalf since you are in the minority group–Lennox Linton is the one doing that for you; but as you yourself know, and won\’t acknowledge it, he is a miserable failure.

        \”We\” and \”us\” belong in the majority–take it or leave it! And the next time you decide to oppose my message, take time to think what you are going to say–because I will dismiss your crap.

    • john Paul
      June 22, 2016

      What are You saying ? there should be no hospital in Marigot to serve from Kalinago Territory to CaLIBISHIE INCLUDING THE MAIN AIRPORT ?
      “His own way”? this is the basis on which You want to deprive Dominicans from this must have facilty?
      You must be daft!
      do You live in Dominica?If a motor vehicle accident were to occur ? Some years ago a plane crashed at that airport ,all aboard died except one child who was found hours later and died on the way to Roseau
      You still think the People of Dominica should not demand a proper facility there ?
      This Government is building a Palace for One man in Roseau while We in Roseau have a Hospital infested with all kinds of entities including rats infected with leptospirosis and pigeons who are infested with bird lice.
      Come on !

      • Elizabeth ..the one who serves three masters
        June 25, 2016

        No she doesn’t live in Dominica she well sit down in Canada relying on the Canadian government to take care of her every need so she could care less about proper health care in Dominica. Just running her mouth as usual.

  17. June 22, 2016

    Linton you’re bringing the party down, I listen to you on the radio and boy oh boy you have to much anger. You’ll get yourself and your people in alot of trouble. You know in Dominica people suing people left, right and center but you not learning. Am not a supporter of the DLP and would like to see them out of office but UWP not ready yet. Guess Dominica is just gonna go with the lesser of the evil for now until a new party is formed. Anyway am on the outside looking in for now.

  18. UDOHREADYET
    June 22, 2016

    If UWP as a party wants to be taken seriously they need to replace Lennox Linton with some who is more charismatic less confrontational, that actually has a vision and isn’t stuck giving people mapwi and inciting people against authority.
    Lennox is not suite for this role… he is better suited for a propaganda role rather than leadership.

    • Favoured
      June 22, 2016

      UDOREADYET Put your money where your mouth is , let’s organise a public debate between the no degree man Mr Linton and your so called Dr. Skerrit at the Arawak house of culture on any subject matter but since you brought it up on the vision for taking Dominica forward. A simple topic and let’s for once and for all separate the boys from the men. I will pay to bring in neutral moderators who will asked the,questions or better yet you bring your own moderator like you all did at the DSC debate. Remember the “I like it, I really like it” debate. Come on man encourage your leader remember he is now a doctor and Lennox is a high school drop out so that should be a piece of cake for Skerrit. It will also provide him the opportunity to finally neutralize and humiliate Lennox as the uneducated person you all say he is. Deal ?

      • Barbara Saunders
        June 23, 2016

        Favoured,

        I read UDOREADYET’s post and I don’t recall him referring to the gentleman’s education or his debating skills or anything else. I understood him to be asking the gentleman to revisit his approach to leadership. The thing is that you all refuse to accept that there needs to be a change of approach. Shouting epithets about Mr. Skerrit for over fifteen years just has not done the trick.

        You have to present a more viable and better alternative to the incumbent but if you refuse to accept the failures of the alternative and keep cursing out those who dare to raise a criticism, people will remain with who they know, bad as the one they know may be perceived to be?

        Also, what does that intolerant attitude portend for the future? It makes people afraid to venture in that direction, sir! If you cannot express an opinion contrary to what the UWP and its supporters want to hear before they smell the seat of power, what is to be expected if they ever do?

  19. June 22, 2016

    The police in the country side is known on the domino table, They can not investigate crime because they do not have working vehicles but can walk up and down in Margot. Congratulations!

  20. Shameless
    June 22, 2016

    Once again I see a coordinated attack on LL from the RED ANTS in this forum. But let me advise all and sundry that you can flood DNO with negatives about Marigot and LL but this will NEVER silence us. Yes you all got tablets to join the media campaign against anything contrary to the Punjabee Dr’s liking but that will also fail for patriotic Dominicans knows what is happening on the ground.

    To LL I say keep up the fight for history will be very kind to you. To Marigot and environs I say keep on fighting even when if means sacrifice for the good of the nation. To Commish Ortan (Carbon) I say, power as chief is only temporary and there will be hell to pay if any Marigotian is harmed due to the reckless behaviour of your officers.

    God is good to all, all the time.

    Always Assertive! :twisted:

  21. June 22, 2016

    When your brother can profess on the airwaves “that we goin make Salisbury look like child play, and we are going to use our bodies to block roads”, can you honestly say that these remarks weren’t incendiary? So why shouldn’t law enforcement patrol the North Eastern constituencies to protect innocent citizens and thwart and arrest any unlawful protest actions?

    • Favoured
      June 23, 2016

      iT MATTERS = When a Prime Minister publicly says that you should go up to the faces of the members of the UWP to shout traitors and you must do so when you see them in their cars, in the supermarket, at funerals ( where people are suppose to be in mourning) and on airplanes,( now that is not permissible on an aircraft for the simple reason it is against international law, if one should do that you will be considered a hostile passenger and a terrorist) however you have a Prime Minister directing his followers to blatantly harass and intimidate and even break international laws and IT MATTERS not to you. What matters is anything the UWP says or doesn’t say! Bunch of hypocrites you all are.

      • Barbara Saunders
        June 23, 2016

        Favoured

        yes, that was also very wrong, particularly coming from the Prime Minister. He can’t excuse it on the basis of his anger against those who had been trying everything to destroy the CBI program and the image of Dominica generally. I believe that was the context of his call. Still wrong.

        But tell me how does that make it right for people to be threatening that what will happen at Marigot is going to be worse than Salisbury and bodies will be lying in the road etc. Not forgetting the burning of equipment at Melville hall after people were incited to go stop voters from coming in, perhaps some thought the fastest way would be to destroy the navigation equipment so planes couldn’t land.

        Are the police supposed now to simply allow more carnage and civil disobedience? If Mr. Linton becomes PM will it be okay for the opposition to instruct the police to disobey his policies etc.? Not all righteous causes need to be addressed by violent and incendiary talk you know?

  22. Cyrique
    June 22, 2016

    When will Linton realise that he’s a Member of Parliament and behave as such? He behaves like a frustrated Kahwat!!! He single handedly disgraces himself for the world to see. His language is so inflammatory that it can be interpreted as incitement to cause a riot!! Take a rest Linton. God help UWP if you’re the best they have to offer!!! The PM collected over £84,000 from London and he’s getting on with the task at hand whilst you’re demonstrating on the street!! What a shame!!!

    • %
      June 22, 2016

      I did not read anywhere in his speech where he told his supporter to go to DLP supporters car to harrass them,or in supermarkets,funerals or even the plane..THIS WAS INFLAMMATORY…Were you MOO MOO when this was said?.Your evil soul!!!Why can’t you use the computer to find the meaning of inflammatory?

    • Favoured
      June 23, 2016

      cyrique come on let’s be fair who is the biggest Kahwat and who has used the most inflammatory language as a Prime in Dominica’s history ? My bro no other than PM Skerrit. Not even PJ used such language in his time nor did Mamo, Edison, Rosie or Pierro. Non of them ever said no law no constitution can prevent me; non of our leaders in the pass ever disrespected our people by saying to them publicly where we get our money is not your dam business go to hell go to hell. Non of our leaders ever said to us Dominica is to free. One of our leaders said he would jail public servants at the cabrits should they strike and that same leader tried to muzzle the press and he paid the prize. This present leader can say and do as he pleases and no dog should bark. Well so people like you think but that’s not how it is going to be. Lennox and others will step up the pressure and we will used the lessons the now seating president taught us to do what we have to do.

  23. FED UP
    June 22, 2016

    Dominica needs to dispel of its current leaders and start fresh. These guys are engaged in a war of words to feed their egos and line their pockets. In the meantime the citizens of Dominica suffer.

    • No No
      June 22, 2016

      You are dead wrong. Dominicans made their choice. You are shamefully exploiting the situation to boost your ego. When and where did the PM engaged in war of words? Mr. Skerro has a special job and it’s not to engage in baseless rethrotic. What Lennox, his brother and Edison are presently engaging in doesn’t have a place in our society. Is that type of behavior conducive to a civilized society ? Are they leading by example? What can our young ones learn from such childish behaviors? A month ago Dominicans showed you, they Don’t want to change the government. Why would LL wait on the DLP to bring up the situation for him to start raising the roof? His goal is to obtain power. Your welfare and health is not part of his agenda. Your leader is a scam and failure. The health care issue has to be brought up in the Parliament, show some professionalism. Must you always engage in a dog fight?

      • %
        June 22, 2016

        @No No. Man/stop your garbage about Skerrit has no time for baseless rhetoric…That’s how he spends his time.Why do you think that Dominica is so backward?You sound like one of the GREEDIES milking the country,but this is just for a time…and Dominicans wanted a change of government.Don’t fool yourself.The buying of importrd votes prevented it in 2014.Without the imported votes DLP would not get 17000 plus votes,which is the number UWP got…Your garbage is not only read by evil people like you,so stop your idiocy,pomp and vile wickedness.

      • Favoured
        June 23, 2016

        No No. So what you saying it was not Skerrit who used rhetoric and baseless threats against the UWPites when he directed his supporters to go up to the faces of the opposition to call them traitors. Isn’t the same Skerrit who with Tony Astaphan tried to mischeivously frame Lennox Linton with regard to the leaking of the PM’s IPO documents. Isn’t it the same PM through rhetoric and propaganda told the World he knew who set fire at the remote airport site. Isn’t the same PM that used rhetoric and propaganda to say he knows who placed the suspicious packages at government headquarters. Isn’t the same PM that said that racketeering is taking place at the Labour Division and it should be fixed and in the same tongue says there will be no investigation. Man I can go on and on but you guys are just a bunch hypocrites and you and others like you are the real destroyers of the dreams of the youth.

    • Punjab
      June 23, 2016

      This is just another tangent/direction in politics….another ten years and it MAY take a different turn

      • Punjab
        June 23, 2016

        Oh I forgot, and this “War” Lennox is insinuating, does not exist. The police are not attacking or agravating anyone. If there are demonstrations, public unrest, etc. then it is the duty of the Police to show their presence to protect innocent people, and stem any activity that goes out of hand.

  24. Sandra Jones
    June 22, 2016

    The marigot Hospital should be a number one priority for the Government. In the event of an emergency at the airport the hospital should be up and running in it full capacity. This is not only for the people of marigot but for all Dominican and visitors who come to Dominica. This is a shame and disgrace for a Country to close down the hospital. The voice and cry of the people must be heard. instead of paying for extra police presence why not add this money for a fund to re- rebuild the hospital. Before the hospital was close my uncle had a stroke when he landed at the airport. He was rush to the mariogft hospital. The doctors and nurses was able to provide care before he was sent to the Roseau hospital. He did survive. Do not let this be a political issue let this be a cry for all in spite of your political views. Those who have ears to hear let them hear and who have eye to see let them see. MR PM remember God is watching you. You. will give account to God Almighty.

    • %
      June 22, 2016

      Brilliant comment…But Skerrit and his several minions are believing that they are punishing honourable Linton…I applaud Linton for standing up to EVIL and WICKEDNESS and to talk at the height of his voice..His cry represents not only Marigot,but Dominica..WELL DONE SIR!!

    • UDOHREADYET
      June 22, 2016

      Is there anything else you think should be number one?
      while you’re at it tell the Marigot MP that the hospital is his responsibility. Its not everything that politics…. some Dominicans don’t realize this is not a communist society its not everything that is on the government..

      • %
        June 22, 2016

        Stop your balderdash, and go to school.The hospital is for Dominicans and those visiting or leaving.Don’t come on here to exercise ignorance and hate.I applaud the relentless pressure being exerted upon this gang of people called the DLP,by honourable Linton…We need to do the same for ELECTORAL REFORM!!!KEEP UP THE PRESSURE HONOURABLE LINTON!!

    • Lucia
      June 22, 2016

      God forbid a plane crashes now…………i can gaurantee by the time the injured reaches PMH they will be transported to the mortuary……mark my words……

      • My 2 Cents
        June 23, 2016

        What are you clowns talking about? Weren’t you guys, the illiterate uwp party recently bashing the airport and saying that it should be relocated? So what I should be still hearing from you all is relocate the airport and put the a new hospital close to the new airport location not in Marigot. Uwp really stands for nothing. Nothing sensible.

    • June 23, 2016

      Sandra ,they are too thick in their head to understand that…

    • Punjab
      June 23, 2016

      I agree on the need to expedite the hospital, but frankly, who is making it a political issue? My Answer is The Leader of the UWP…he is the instigator and he really needs to stop embarrassing the party with his mouth.

    • Barbara Saunders
      June 23, 2016

      Sandra

      I’m sure that not one Dominican thinks that the Marigot hospital is not a priority. It is just that based on the sequence of events and the timing of the protests etc. and the fact that the MP had raised questions about this in the house and given full details of the plans for the hospital, many people think that what is happening now is a political manouevre.

      It would also have made more sense if what was being requested was feasible – ” a state of the art hospital in 18 months, or better still now, with funds from the most denigrated and attacked CBI programme. If you make a demand that everybody knows is not feasible it is clear that your objective is not to get what you asked for. Hence the conclusion by many analytical people that this really isn’t about the hospital for Marigot.

      So you have a democratic right to be manipulated into thinking that this is being done for a noble cause, just like those who dished out thousands of dollars some time ago.

  25. island girl
    June 22, 2016

    I know I am a citizen of Dominica and Mr Linton is as well
    and because of love of Country my advice to Mr Linton
    is to turn down the Tone ..I don’t think it is doing much good
    for himself..Try something else cuz clearly it’s not working for the partyy..During the Vigil I heard one of his party..Everday like this is daybar..Dominica needs some peace

    • Shameless
      June 22, 2016

      There will only be peace when there is equal rights and justice in Dominica. We have had enough victimization and abuse from this vindictive regime. Marigot people have been victimized for far too long in silence so we are taking a stand as citizens of this blessed land. Its not about LL but rather about the people he represents.

      Always Assertive! :twisted: :twisted:

    • Channel 1
      June 22, 2016

      @island girl – Can peace co-exist harmoniously with rampant, brazen “in-your-face” injustice and wrongdoing?

      • island girl
        June 22, 2016

        Yes .My mother taught.me two wrongs don’t make a right
        Apparently.his approach is not working..His tone is angry
        all the time and the other party is all Smiles IT seems that Skerrit is being
        “cacky”..and this seem to set him off…There are legal.ways to deal
        with injustice..I wonder when will this Political Drama will stop

      • john Paul
        June 22, 2016

        NO! It cannot .That is why wars are fought !

    • MIA
      June 22, 2016

      What he is looking for will not be good for both parties , the people, and the country you hit the nail on its head because you did sum him this these words………..(my advice to Mr. Linton
      is to turn down the Tone) that’s a great way to put it, I do think the Mr. James needs to come out of retirement and maybe lead the/his party again. LINTON CAN NOT AND WILL NOT CUT IT AS THE LEADER OF THE UWP/OPPSITION)

      • MIA
        June 22, 2016

        Typo………….. OPPOSITION

  26. analy thomas
    June 22, 2016

    I read day after day and ask myself, “Has Dominica been sold to the devil?” He will not stop unless souls are laid before him. Mr. Linton, though I have issues with you, I cannot agree with you more that Dominicans are constantly being harassed for exercising their rights. Government has refused to humbly sit down to address the issues and needs of its “flock”; instead, it sends its “hungry for position” uneducated agents to infringe on the rights of their own relatives. Remember that when you leave the force you must re-adjust and blend into society. Should we want development, it is incumbent that we put pressure on the government that we support. Good job putting pressure Mr. Linton however, your team still shows signs of inability, inconsistence and discord. Neither are you fit to run this sinking Island! For over 15 years we have had a lapse in all sectors of the economy but private-“government entrepreneurs” who seek to use the poor people’s ignorance and pounce on every…

    • analy thomas
      June 22, 2016

      opportunity to earn a spot in the sunlight while others wilt in the darkness. It is clear that Dominican’s bottles are full…. Some in positions to speak up while others are too ashamed or embarrassed or feel threatened if they do. Let me assure you Dominicans that everything is for a time. Freedom party was here and it is now vaporized, UWP in a dissolving state, and now the Labour party slowly crumbling. It is not that I dislike anyone, but if we are charged to run the affairs of the country we should do it with dignity, transparency, and Honesty!

      • john Paul
        June 22, 2016

        I cannot understand who these People are who would dislike this comment
        It speaks volumes
        Thank Analy Thomas

    • The absolute truth
      June 22, 2016

      Angelo should be able to speak volumes on your point analy Thomas
      remember the 70’s! Groovy Bat cut enough man locks with cutlass.
      Ask Historian ex-cop sogofly. who can be located on Freedom Street opposite piper step in the shop.
      ”; instead, it sends its “hungry for position” uneducated agents to infringe on the rights of their own relatives. Remember that when you leave the force you must re-adjust and blend into society. Should we want development.
      Sogofly can add to the list of Groovy Bats from Rougue cop to Crusader

  27. bigger
    June 22, 2016

    Sorry i meant hair

  28. true dominican
    June 22, 2016

    Here we go again. The Donald Trump of Dominica is at it again

    • %
      June 22, 2016

      When the honourable representative is talking about the concerns of his people,
      if you can’t uunderstand,why cant you SHUT UP!!!

      • UDOHREADYET
        June 22, 2016

        seriously that’s a good description of that man

    • mine
      June 22, 2016

      He is worst than trump.

    • Concern citizen
      June 22, 2016

      Ask SKERRIT to allow peace to flow in the country, we all know that his time will come one of these days!

  29. Chris Doe
    June 22, 2016

    Mr. Linton must also remember, that the country suffered a major loss when the direction radar at the main airport (Douglas Charles) was destroyed beyond. That costed the tax payers $2,000,000.00. He must also remember that a freight container appeared from nowhere and blocked the main road leading to the main airport (Douglas Charles). in both instances the public is led to beleive that police were cut with their “pants down”. Mr. Linton will know that his brother made mention of the people of Marigot making the Salisbury demonstration pass as an “altar boy” and that they will not be using trees of stones or CONTAINERS to block the roads. They will be using their bodies. The world heard him say that. The police is yet to do anything. With all that is happening, Mr. Linton expects the police to ignore those signs of planned, not so civil protests and to maintain the regular five compliment of police officers in Marigot? It cannot be. the state has to protect all of Marigot.

    • Jonathan St Jean
      June 22, 2016

      It was PM Skerritt who said that he knows who committed the mischief you speak of.Why didn’t he get the police to fallow the law and get to the bottom of this.Hmmmm,sounds like the PM doesn’t know anything,neither do you,or the PM is encouraging lawlessness.Look at what’s going on in Marigot now,it’s organized lawlessness by the weak powers that be.Please deal in facts not innuendo and supposition.

  30. zandoli
    June 22, 2016

    Linton. turn down the rhetoric. While Skerrit is all smiles showing his dimples, you always seem to be in some kind of controversy.

    You are forever tarnishing your image coming across as one who is hostile – whether it is true or not.

    Start showing people a side of you they can like. People regard you as stand-offish, but you keep feeding that stereotype.

    STOP!!

    • Dominican
      June 22, 2016

      Good advice

      • Finally
        June 22, 2016

        Tarnishing what image? You tarnish your image if you engage in corrupt, criminal, immoral acts against an accepted standard of conduct.
        The bar of accepted standard of conduct in Dominica has been lowered for the powers that be, so naturally Skerrit has to smile and get fat on the leeway that that this new standard has given him.
        I suppose Castro was tarnishing his image when he apposed the corrupt Batista.
        Mandela also had a bad image when he apposed the evil regime in SA.
        Jesus had a bad image you know.

      • @Finally June 22, 2016

        Zandoli is right on point; you people are speaking without substance–nothing to back what you all are saying.

        Linton is not tarnishing his image, he has successfully done so from head to toe, shoulder to shoulder. You all, who are, his followers are not doing him a favor by encouraging him–it is a good for him that you all are not very many, and not very smart either.

        Come on now! How can people react so negatively against a place of health that was closed down because it was itself, a hazard to people\’s health? This is pure madness, close to insanity!

    • one Side, same side.
      June 22, 2016

      He is not a coin He only has one layout even if he could produce a 3 rd side he is more like a sole one eye on one side lol .He just don’t have another side don’t U get it Zandoli?

      • Favoured
        June 23, 2016

        One side unlike Skerrit who has many sides which is diabolical and very dangerous. You never can tell what side he willing be coming from and there are many examples. Look at how many Olive branches Skerrit has offered and as soon as he offers it he contradict himself. The famous St.Joe statement, he publicly directed his followers to harrass UWPites soon after he called on his supporters not to follow the hate and inciting of the UWP diabolical person does that. At Pointe Michelle campaign he directs his followers to not go in the gutter with the UWP instead show them love as soon as he wins he tells the supporters to tell the UWP that they are no longer wanted in the community and by extension in Dominica and he using the word Chase them out only a diabolical person does that. He praises Mr. Linton for his profound and meaningful contribution to the efforts at post Erika management soon after he dismissing Liinton publicly as having contributed nothing to the process. Lol.

    • Channel 1
      June 22, 2016

      @zandoli – I find some of all you out there are really bold-faced hypocrites. You maliciously are trying to paint a picture of Skerrit as being this smiley [nice gentle] fella and Linton as the hostile one.

      Where was your hypocritical analysis when Skerrit asked his supporters to go out and harass Lennox Linton and other supporters of the UWP?

      Where was your hypocritical analysis when Skerrit said to call Lennox Linton and UWP supporters traitors wherever you see them?

      Where was your hypocritical analysis when during a Labour party meeting, it was said that the UWP ought to be hunted like how the Americans hunt terrorists with drones?

      Despite all these things, you have the unmitigated gall to come here talking about Skerrit smiling with his dimples & Linton hostile. So ‘hostile’ Linton should tone down, but dimple-faced smiley Skerrit should continue his rhetoric against Linton?

      Bold-faced, malicious hypocrites some of all you are – nothing less

      • Zandoli
        June 22, 2016

        Channel 1, I am not a politician and have nothing to gain or lose whether Skerrit or Linton is the PM. In as much as I live my country, I don’t lose too much sleep about the minute details of Dominican politics. I cal! It as I see it. That’s all.

      • Punjab
        June 23, 2016

        If Linton was not preaching hostility, there would be no need for Skerrit to go after him with words. Mark you, Skerrit does not always respond, unlike Lennox who jumps on every thing, who finds fault with everything. But there is a saying, it is not what you say that hurts, it is the response that hurts.

  31. Chris Doe
    June 22, 2016

    Is Mr. Linton saying that because the police have beefed up their presence in Marigot, rightly or wrongly, that this is harassment? I wish to ask him to clarify what it is that has been brought to his attention that equates to harassment of the citizenry of Marigot? he must not be allowed to get away with just wide brushes of accusations without specifics. Has any body or scores of people been accused of wrong doing, hounded or followed by the police on a a mere suspicion associated with the protest over the Marigot Hospital? Is Mr. Linton suggesting that the actions or inactions of the police at Marigot has gotten in the way of citizens going about their daily, lawful lives? What is it about the police presence that Mr. Linton deem to be a form of harassment and a reason for a declaration of “war” against the people of Marigot? Mr. Linton must be called into question as to what he means and also to cite examples of what he mean. He must not deliver those sound bites and run away.

    • Dominican
      June 22, 2016

      He has people to pay for his tongue so he will always say what he wants without proof,

      • mine
        June 22, 2016

        You are so right. Mr is pure trouble.

    • %
      June 22, 2016

      @Chris Doe Your cesspool of garbage has to be taken for what it is…I wonder why you did not empty it at La Bass…Your wicked creature….Did you react to Skerrits sound bites when he told zealots like you to go to the members of the opposition and harrass them?…WICKED!!!!The honourable Linton needs to keep on demanding a new hospital for his people,and this should never be allowed to go cold.

      • Mystic
        June 22, 2016

        Oh so because it should not be allowed to go cold Lennox Linton should LIE to the populace and say police harrasing Marigot people??eh that right??? Let me tell you something if he continues with that divisive kahwat behavior he will NEVER be Prime Minister of this Country

  32. AA
    June 22, 2016

    The police have decided to use the force not for law and order but to intimidate the civilians and the civilians should not stand for it. These party hacks should understand that is tax dollars that is paying their salaries and they are to uphold law and order in the land not take sides. The people and all Dominicans have the right to demonstrate and make their displeasure known. This government is being deliberate in the negligence of the people’s needs whilst their pockets gets fatter. They have neglected agriculture, neglected tourism, neglected the roads and now the glaring neglect of the healthcare sector is being felt by the people. It is now time that the people take some action to show that the people’s needs should come first.

    • Favoured
      June 23, 2016

      It’s the same police that will turn around tomorrow to ask for public support to h help fight crime it is the same police that will tomorrow want to come to the same community to speak about community policing. The Commissioner and his men can’t see further than there nose. There is no more ON Philip who said to Mamo run your cabinet I will run my police force. Carbon can’t say that if does he will be history.

  33. MIA
    June 22, 2016

    Linton when they voted you are the leader/opposition leader I told myself they chose the right person, at this point to me your leadership skills/knowledge is very low. Reading that article is like repeating 1,2,3 over and over, what’s your objective and where are going with such comments about the police.
    It sound and look like you want to take out the government by force and that’s not good for the people nor the country, (LINTON DO THE RIGHT THING AND WHATS GOOD FOR THE PEOPLE AND THE COUNTRY ALIKE)…………

    Make all your relationship am “eight” or better
    -John Salunek

  34. As I am writing this, there are scores of police in Marigot and yes, even Regional Security Officers from other Islands! I mean you must ask yourself…what the hell is going on in Dominica? Marigot is under siege…why? At this point it would be wise for the people of Marigot to begin taking pictures of what is going on in their community and show the world how this (one man) Government responds to freedom of speech and freedom of expression in Dominica! The police are foolishly anticipating a repeat of the events that occured in Salisbury just a little over a year ago from a people who are far more strategic and tactical. Quite frankly they are wasting their time and making themselves look foolish and politically directed. Again, I am calling on the good Citizens of Marigot to take videos and photographs of this modern day Gestapo and post them to social media to let the world see Dominica in its true light!

    • A
      June 22, 2016

      You said you were there so why don’t you take the pictures and videos. You just sitting in your house and spreading propaganda online.

  35. crabman
    June 22, 2016

    what form of harassment? have the police arrested, restricted or subjected anyone that contravenes their line of duty?

  36. Mr m
    June 22, 2016

    Linton, be carefull what you asked for. You are too divisive.

  37. mendy
    June 22, 2016

    is lennox Linton normal

    • Concern citizen
      June 22, 2016

      You know who is not normal so don’t pretend

  38. For some odd reason this (one man) Government is deathly afraid of the Marigot constituency! I have been through Marigot recently and it’s quite true, it looks like a police state! Police with camouflage uniforms and automatic rifles going up and down with a menacing look on their faces. It looks like they are preparing for a WAR! It took me back to scenes of Iraq and Afghanistan during the heat of the war on terror. It surely seems like they are literally itching to shoot and kill some of their own fellow Citizens. The question is…are we already involved in a Civil War in Dominica and don’t even know it??? This hatred between the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition and their respective supporters has the potential to blow WAY OUT OF PROPORTION! These people are simply asking for a NEW health care facility which was budgeted for and promised by this (one man) Government for almost three years now. Is that cause for a war?

    • %
      June 22, 2016

      Lintons struggle is for Dominica(not just Marigot),,,and I am with the honourable leader ALL THE WAY..Don’t forget we need more peaceful protests for ELECTORAL REFORM…It’s not easy dealing with EVIL.

      • mine
        June 22, 2016

        THe people that are evil not dealing with evil

      • Danziger
        June 22, 2016

        Let him talk ce parle pour ou parle just leur humm. Case close all LIARS et tout moun ki amie BEFF SHOW LANGUE YO humm bravo.

  39. jonathan st jean
    June 22, 2016

    The people of Dominica have a right to feel safe in their respective communities,free from fear and intimidation which are guaranteed in the Constitution of Dominica.Those who are chosen to protect and serve seem to be hell bent on protecting the ruling elite which chose them.Rather than remain in barracks close by if needed,these guys are using over presence to intimidate the villagers.People of Dominica,and Marigot in particular,don’t allow your rights to be abridged by the dictatorial style government.The Constitution is on your side and will always be.The latest vigil showed the police that they don’t need to be aggressive with the Dominican people,because we are law abiding citizens.Keep up the pressure for what you want in the truly democratic way,and don’t back down.

    • Chris Doe
      June 22, 2016

      Jonathan St. jean does not live in Dominica. he live sin the US. He has no independent confirmation of what Mr. Linton is saying or alleging. Yet still he writes from a position of sheer and absolute ignorance of what is happening. yet he expect the people of Dominica to follow his judgement. JJ you are wrong and wrong again. Mr. Linton has not cited any instance where the police has done anything wrong other than being in Marigot in a greater numbers than what ordinarily obtains. Does that constitute harassment for war? If the police’s presence is to prevent the destruction of the facilities at Douglas Charles, so be it. if the police’s presence is to thwart any incidence of blocking the road with a container, so be it. If the increase police presence os to prevent death and destruction in Marigot. So be it. If the police’s presence is to prevent Brian form blocking the road with his body and allowing me to go about my lawful business. So be it.

      • Barbara Saunders
        June 23, 2016

        Jonathan

        The operative word is peaceful. I saw the police in the country where you live and from where you speak, breaking up a clash between Trump and Sanders supporters. Guess what was used – pepper spray, batons and I cannot vouch for this but I think tear gas too. I was really amazed because every time some of you uninformed except through Q95 diaspora Dominicans talk you pretend as if you have absolute right in the paradise of the USA to say and do as you please and Dominicans should be allowed to do the same.

        Black people are being shot and killed in the US on the slightest pretext, being in the wrong community at the wrong time (The Stand your ground law basically allowed Zimmerman to kill the black young man). Man in police van ends up with broken neck or back and officers walk free. Black man shot in his back fleeing from police. I can go on and on but you people want to stir up all kinds of rebellion here when there are other ways to resolve issues.

      • Jonathan St Jean
        June 26, 2016

        Roosevelt Skerritt said he knew who damaged the tower at Melville Hall airport,the question is who was arrested or interrogate? I’m sure if the PM has credible intelligence of damage to the only airport in the country he would share that with the police.You will agree with me.There were bomb scares in Roseau recently,and how much of an increased police presence was there? It’s clear that the police want to intimidate the Marigot people.Under the laws of Dominica,if the police have intelligence that certain unlawful acts are planned,they can bring in the alleged leaders or perpetrators for questioning.Instead of doing that,they choose to show up in large numbers to intimidate the citizens.There have been situations in Grand Bay in the past,when increased police presence was required and the police mainly remained in barracks in case they were needed and were not in your face with the citizens of the community.This is clearly over aggressive policing and we know why

    • jonathan st jean
      June 22, 2016

      jonathan st jean am safe very safe away from all this in the misty woods of PA safe and sound .I am just running my coward mouth from a distance.

      • Jonathan St Jean
        June 22, 2016

        People who are obeying the law must have nothing to fear.You seem to in favor of the rights of peaceful people being taken from them.It does not matter where I am ,I suppose peaceful actions,guaranteed by the Constitution and you don’t.When the West Indies team represents us overseas,you aren’t there yet you support them.What’s the difference.You won’t and can’t prevent me from standing up peacefully for what I believe in and which is completely lawful.Woe unto you

      • Chris Doe
        June 24, 2016

        What are you talking about? wahat are you saying? because the police have beefed up their presence in Marigot, your leader consider that as “harassment”. The police has their intelligence. I do not know what it is that they have. I suppose you too does not know. What i do know is that there was a threat to make the Salisbury “farmers” demonstration in May and June 2015 seem like a joke. This time we weree told right on Q, that the Marigot people were planning to use their “bodies” to block the roads. Your leader has complained about the police presence and is making the conclusion, that the police is provoking the people of Marigot to “war”. He has not provide any evidence to prove any action or inaction of the police in support of his accusations and charges. In the mean time his brother Brian Linton is again right on Q telling Dominica and the nation how nice and pleasant the police have been. Supporting their actions, giving farmers ride. Where is the evidence Mr. Linton…

  40. Dominican
    June 22, 2016

    Oh shut up. Every time you speak I hear too much rage you need to learn to address people without all that contempt, it will be your down fall. I am sure if Dr PAScal or somebody else had to address the police issue it would be music to my ears, learn to speak sir. I cannot wait for UWP to get a real leader for me to join the party, you turn me off

    • %
      June 22, 2016

      Shut up my foot!!! You are an accomplished buffoon…In a democracy,you are telling the opposition leader to shut up.Stop talking about the things affecting his constituents and Dominica..If your brain got too much white dust today,GO TAKE A CHILL OUT!!

    • Concern citizen
      June 22, 2016

      dear Dominican,
      is this what u are calling rage, if U had hear from ROOSEVELT sKERRIT AND I QUOTE “Ii is not their DAM business where the LABOUR PARTY is getting their MONEY, not even the LAW or the CONSTITUTION that can prevent me from being nominated today” that is what u can call rage, just like the fire on CHRISTMAS MORNING 2010 was RAGING
      Think about it a bit and then reply to that!

  41. verna
    June 22, 2016

    Dominica has and is a evil island period…maybe a natural element will put some sense in those evil folks who see no wrong…

    what a foolish place dominica is..they have no brains and should be whipped everyday the exist never seen a bunch of humans living on earth who r so dunce…

    memories of Port Royal in Jamaica still exist, who can’t hear “MUST FEEL”

    • Dominican
      June 22, 2016

      Rain falls on certain roofs only it will not wet yours or that of your family

    • %
      June 22, 2016

      Like you I know that we have many people who can see the light,but they are rewarded in some way to stay mute..Like you I very often refer to them as both evil and corrupt.I wont stop!!!

    • Kelvin
      June 22, 2016

      VERNA are you a Jamaican that came to Dominica after what happened in port royal?

    • island girl
      June 22, 2016

      Verna I feel sad for calling down people cuz we don’t share
      the same opinion…Can u imagine what a boring world it would be
      if everyone shared the same opinion.
      I am Dominica ..I am not Dunce :) :)

  42. KID ON THE BLOCK
    June 22, 2016

    But what happen to Mr. nuh! Is he loosing it?

    • Del Castro
      June 22, 2016

      Remember June 8th 2016. He is seeing Denise Charles and Roosevelt Skerrit in his dreams. He also wants to deny the reality of the soon to come change in Roseau South. That is demonising him to his back teeth.

    • MIA
      June 22, 2016

      He wants power so bad that he can taste it, I really think that he is loosing (IT) :-D

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