PM Skerrit blames “opposition elements” for suspicious packages in Roseau

Law enforcement officials near Government Headquarters on Tuesday
Law enforcement officials near Government Headquarters on Tuesday

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has blamed “opposition elements” that want to incite violence in Dominica for the discovery of ‘suspicious devices’ at government headquarters and the Electoral Office on Tuesday.

Speaking on Kairi’s Heng Program on Thursday morning, he said the United Workers Party (UWP) and opposition elements in Dominica have been calling for incitement and the police should take the matter seriously.

“These recent efforts to place devices at various government institutions are coming from opposition elements …” he stated.

On Tuesday suspicious devices were discovered at Government Headquarters and near the Electoral Office in Roseau.

The device at Government Headquarters turned out to be sand and stones wired up in cardboard and was deemed harmless based on initial investigations.

On Thursday the Prime Minister said there are efforts by the UWP to incite violence in Dominica.

“The UWP and the opposition elements in Dominica and the leadership of the UWP have always been calling for incitement, disrespect to people, disrespect to the laws, always calling for incitement …this has been their mantra,” he noted.

He stated that the government is not taking the matter lightly.

“The government is taking it very seriously, very, very seriously,” Skerrit said. “But here in Dominica it has become a pastime of opposition elements in this country to incite violence …. the UWP is not interested in anything positive, it’s about violence, it’s about hatred, it’s about division, it’s about acrimony.”

He also remarked that the Dominica Labour Party is a party of unity, peace and love.

The Prime Minister is of the opinion that the police need to take the issue of incitement “very, very seriously.”

“And the citizens of Dominica must condemn the opposition elements in this country for their efforts to incite violence,” he said.

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144 Comments

  1. Caretaker
    May 21, 2016

    If you have a spear time with nothing to do read the uwp gossips on line, they criticize ,insult and intimidate each other, sorry for the leader of that bunch. Take a bit of courage and notice this, From the holy Bible,, JOHN CHAPTER 10, VERSES 20-22. the answer is you treat skerro as a god, if he does not want the job I will have it. I get angry if anyone call me nice, I think they mean I am a cake. A leader has to be firm and respectful just like Labor government all over the Caribbean labor all the way

    • AAGabriel
      May 22, 2016

      You can read the bible but you cannot spell spare? Spare… Not spear. The level of education amongst Labour supporters is frightening. Easy game for the Doctor.

  2. De Same One
    May 20, 2016

    look at their bomb squad nuh? duck tape to keep the pants connected to the pants. fellas have rain coat suit, how would that save him from an explosion? plastic? what nonsense is that?

    allu doh seeing that country worse than a comedy show. lol

    • The man
      February 8, 2017

      De Same One, read what you post before you post. Why don’t you spend some of your money to equip them you f…. :ing comedian

  3. De Same One
    May 20, 2016

    what happen, the thing on him nuh? 8-O . That mad man there. LOL

  4. I will always state that my PM Skerrit is like the messiah. He has been persecuted and crucified for doing the will of god. That is why priest , bishops, padtors bow before him. Now the gentiles are trying to bomb him.
    PM Skerrit you know you have a place in my home in Canada.

  5. May 20, 2016

    Mad Man the pm is sick were was your voice on child abuse sleeping I can’t see Dominica going on were what a shame. And one other thing how is this man.

  6. Born & Bread Dominican
    May 20, 2016

    Mr PM your trying your best to divert our attention from the PANAMA Papers but it wont work at all. so go head let your people try all sort of scams it wont work on us we are focus.
    Secondly you talking about violence if you dont know let me inform your the violence is within ur camp. your people can do all things and no one has to re-act. For instance on Saturday during the launching of your candidate a guy spoke with his mouth opposing the s you all are doing and here comes one of your famous Violent people from the village the ring leader of the crimes in Pointe Michel that thing he is the mayor of lap wet driving with his red car all over just cough the guy in his face. when he was told why he is doing that he threatened a woman and told her if she wants hers he just bursting a block in her face and when he saw a guy coming he ran like a coward. If that is not inciting violence then what is it. Man Go clean your camp first and stop putting your camp blame on others.

  7. Anna Prince
    May 20, 2016

    I expected that statement from Skerrit, a carbon copy of the Melville Hall fire prior to the last elections. Who would benefit from placing a nonsense package that is not even baking soda? Skerrit’s BOMB SQUAD had the opportunity to display their gear for the first time, showing Dominicans how ready Skerrit is for a terrorist attack, they were able to generate panic in the government workers whose immediate response would be to blame the opposition, DBS Radio can carry live coverage of a bomb scare targeted at the ordinary Dominicans who will not hesitate to blame the opposition.
    From all indications this bomb scare and fake pakages look like a well calculated initiative ………………………………………………………………. The police should question Skerrit.

  8. Roseau River
    May 20, 2016

    Foolishness

  9. May 20, 2016

    Whenever serious issues of national security like this one take place in Dominica these days, we have top men of the government like Pm. Skerrit, Charles Savarin, Tony Asaphan and other’s, going on Kairie calling names of the culprit, and the police of Dominica don’t see it fit to at least question them, even when Skerrit is embarrassing them by saying they aren’t taking those threats seriously. That being the case am I to believe those law officers don’t see their information as credible? But if so, why not bring them in for questions? Whatever the case, when a country is in a situation where top government officials do not believe the police is doing their work and, the police cannot take intelligence from top government officials, you know that country is in serious trouble and vulnerable. That’s my take

  10. skepticalone
    May 20, 2016

    PROOF? We don’t need no stinking proof! Blues are guilty guilty guilty we just KNOW it!
    Oh the video and witness proof of our ministers raping little girls?? Fabrication and innuendo I tell you! Police in my pocket, lawyers in my pocket bon dieu I need bigger pockets! We need LAWS to ban public incitement to violence so we shut up traitors. Every time we see them YELL traitor my red comrades, attack them!!!
    Thats not incitement thats the truth! Blue tell only incitement and red tell only TRUTH! Lock them all up!
    FOU Skerrit.

    • May 20, 2016

      Incitement laws are just for the DLP and it’s leader.. the heat is on the Panama Papers is a fact and it’s just time but it will reach the PM office they can come up with all sort of distractions which will not work.

  11. Caretaker
    May 20, 2016

    Fascinating stories! those of us who never study the holy bible completely missed out in life. The Christ was nailed to the tree for telling the truth and the crowd was shouting crucify him. god made man to his own image and likeness with all the senses to clean and manage the world whilst he take care of the heavens, but we turn to mischief, hatred ,jealousy ,cowardice and conformity. back to suspicious element. IF IT WAS A BUILDER he must have signed in with his name and telephone number, who first discover the pacage,and who was the last person to live the building to evacuate,who had access to the files, the cctv will show, just to look at the tapes over and over. Mr.Joshua Francis was innocent. thou shall be done on earth as it is in heaven. I am leaving the rest in the capable hands of Mr. Telemacque.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 20, 2016

      Why me of all persons?

      Anybody with commonsense can tell that is a hoax!

      Somebody is trying to trick people into believing that the UWP is behind this nothing.

      Rather than leaving it into my hands, the police should have already have somebody under arrest: they however, cannot arrest anybody because whatever is alleged planted, might well be planted by agents of the ………..
      Do you want them to arrest themselves?

      For all we know it might be …….., China trained paramilitary who may just have showed Dominicans what they have learnt in China, and the damage they can do to innocent people in the country.

      If you want to argue on DNO everyday and not do something about the dictatorship, of an evil government in the country; one morning you may wake up to find it is not a hoax, but the real thing!

      By then Francisco-Etienne-Dods will be still under some warm white lining covered up in bed fast asleep; be reminded I am not an idiot, you had better learn how to…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        May 20, 2016

        By then Francisco-Etienne-Dods will be still under some warm white lining covered up in bed fast asleep; be reminded I am not an idiot, you had better learn how to deduce fact from fiction! You all put God and heaven into your politics, while Skerrit kick and fling you about like his football!

        And by the way when you wish to involve me into any Dominica commess; spell my name correctly okay! There is no “c” in Telemaque; I am too proud, fascinated, and infatuated with my name to allow you or anyone do spoil it.

        Learn the proper spelling: “Telemaque” It is French; hence, the only other appropriate spelling; is like this: “Te’le’maque” with the accent over the two first “e.” Be informed that the “que” is silent therefor a c, is not needed for pronunciation okay!

  12. Reasoning
    May 20, 2016

    No professional leader goes on the airwaves with such crap.Whenever something of this nature happens in a country,the law enforcement takes the necessary action and if there’s a culprit,then that person is dealt with by a court of law and justice is done.For a person holding leadership position of a country to make such erroneous statements,is cause for concern.Then again, there’s not a proper law enforcement agency on the island,the so-called police force is of no use!

  13. Tjebe Fort
    May 20, 2016

    Mr. Skerrit let me tell you. Even in your own cabinet it have people that are questioning your
    sanity.

  14. Jonathan St Jean
    May 20, 2016

    Skerritt,prior to the last election you cooked up a story that terrorism and sent the police to the Melville Hall airport prepared to kill somebody.Only recently in St Joseph,you advised labour party supporters to terrorize members of the UWP and get in their faces,no matter where they were and call them traitors.Now you are accusing the opposition of being behind the latest bomb devices in Dominica.What is your proof and evidence?
    It is your modus operandi to be willing to use violence against the BM people of Dominica.Salisbury is also a case in point.These tactics won’t work.You see people can only take so much and no more.When the situation is right,the people will turn on you.Learn a lesson from your neighbor Venezuela.They took Chavez money but still turned against him when the time was right to dump his philosophy Be warned Roosevelt

  15. TeteMorne I From...
    May 20, 2016

    Get your PM some MENTAL HELP before it is too late. Mr might pull a Jim Jones on Dominicans soon. You’ve been warned! He’s exhibiting classic signs of mental illness and communism together.,

  16. Next level socio-political economics situation
    May 20, 2016

    Those of us who love literature & the arts would like to see guys like Alwin Bully , Hyacinth Alex etc come up with a play Entitled Rossevelt Don Quixote Skerrit revised from the Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra- Don Quixote one of the greatest works of FICTION ever published
    Roosevelt no scholar by any stretch of anyone’s imagination seems to be substituting
    suspicious packages in Roseau for Quixote’s Wind mills.
    Oh Boy what a cooleve !

  17. TeteMorne I From...
    May 20, 2016

    Seriously. WHAT IS WRONG with Skerritt? Y’all better get him to see a shrink, or something. This is really undiagnosed, mental illness in progress. I am serious. Wake up before he poisons all of allu like Jim Jones did in Guyana. You’ve been warned. Opposition leader is behind this. Whatever!!

    Zor tout kon mutton.

  18. eat en
    May 19, 2016

    Same thing his brother Maduro would have said. Cry babies…ye ye ye ye

  19. May 19, 2016

    please do not tickle me mr.skerrit . messier quic, quac. skerrit beat lawrence brumant in giving conte . messier quic , quac!!!!

  20. Quaqua
    May 19, 2016

    This discusion points to be well organized by rules of infomation war :-D

  21. Extremely
    May 19, 2016

    Zorrr awa wii. We have some serious issues in Dominica. With a leader like that! alas alas. God help us

  22. baby girl
    May 19, 2016

    Dat sun o’er the beach is smiling at the fire of hell and at the same time is resting on the back of the rusty hot Iron. Well Mr PM you are fully mad.

  23. Channel 1
    May 19, 2016

    Well dat UWP dere well powerful eh. Skerrit blame the UWP for the fire that destroyed some airport equipment around the last elections, Skerrit blame the UWP for keeping investors away from the country, look Skerrit blaming the UWP for dem fake bombs.

    But how dat UWP so powerful dere nuh. If dem fellas so powerful in opposition, just imagine how much better it will be for Dominica when the powerful UWP gets into government.

    Aye DNO, here’s some more work for your investigative journalists. Could they find out how is it that Roosevelt knows:
    i. who started the fire that destroyed some airport equipment around the last general election

    ii. who is behind the ‘planted’ fake bombs

    And to the reading public, here’s a phrase for you all to Google up and research -> “False Flag Operation”.

  24. concerned
    May 19, 2016

    Nahhhh man pm…….u stretching it now….grow up man

  25. Me
    May 19, 2016

    Only in Dominica you will see and hear of such happening. People have no respect for others and for the law. The prime minister is just too nice.

  26. Face the Facts
    May 19, 2016

    The PM knows very well what he stated. He made an excellent point and has good reasons to suspect the opposition of this ploy.
    It could have been the action of a member or it could have been a supporter. Nevertheless, they were planned acts which someone or some people organized and instructed others to carry out.
    The leader’s indifferent actions and your comments, the latter which have incited violence leave no doubt about your feelings against the PM. Sensible people are fully aware of it.
    UW supporters are not more intelligent than DLP supporters. A sensible child could read through your comments. Be careful of your words for one day they will return to haunt you. Furthermore people pay for their actions.
    Some of you are practicing Christians. I am shocked that you would make such unbecoming and disrespectful statements You are certainly placing a curse on you and Dominica of all. Surely, as Christians you should know that..

    • AAGabriel
      May 20, 2016

      You are one sick individual! Are your eyes red too?

    • jonathan st jean
      May 22, 2016

      “Face the Facts” your head is buried in the sand of stupidity.If the PM knows for a fact who placed the suspicious packages,doesn’t he have a responsibility to make a formal report to the police,naming names.It’s irresponsible for a political leader of a country to spread innuendos.It shows Skerritt does not take this matter seriously.He didn’t even call on the public to come forward and give information they may have to the police.Open your mind”Face the Facts”

  27. Face the Facts
    May 19, 2016

    You pretend to excuse yourselves by making nonsensical comments which have no bearing on the issue but it does not change your mannerism. They only make your hatred more evident.
    No one has to be convinced that this is the work of an enemy, namely UWP supporters. You people are too sarcastic and lack respect.
    If there are people who are crazy/mad and need to be examined by a psychiatrist, it is all of you. Your words depict it very well.
    The PM has a right to take these wicked actions seriously. These wicked acts portray a warning and what could ensue later. It is not one to be taken lightly and to joke about.
    I hope the police took fingerprints on the packages. In addition, there should be police surveillance and/or camera surveillance in those areas.

  28. dominica last in every thing
    May 19, 2016

    The same thing you all did at the airport putting the fire, and blame it on the opposition, this time all you coming up with sand and stone set is as a bome and want to put the blame again on the opposition who all think all you fulling this time, the panama papers I want you to explain to the dominican people

  29. May 19, 2016

    Couldn’t Skerrit be a little more creative than that? I saw that coming as far as Morne Diablotin :-D :lol:

  30. Not a herd follower
    May 19, 2016

    If you believe Dominica politics has low standards, it has now reached an all-time low from with the likes of Roosevelt Skerrit, Reginald Austrie and their ilks. They are now using tactics of the Nazis.

    Look out for the Incitement Act meant to shut up people from expressing dissent. This government will be repeating mistakes of the Patrick John regime.

  31. Loose Cannon
    May 19, 2016

    This is no joke folks. This is the Prime Minister of Dominica telling the nation that elements of the UWP are to be held responsible for two suspicious packages found at government institutions and warns that the police should take the matter seriously. This is NO Damn joke folks, though Skerrit wants us to take it as a joke.
    As we speak, an Egyptian airline crashed and early indications are pointing to a bomb on the plane. If evil people could place suspicious packages in two government institutions and according to PM Skerrit, elements of the UWP are to be held responsible for that, how could we take this as a joke? This thing is very scary and who knows when one will land at the airport or further? This thing is very serious and the opposition cannot and should not take it lightly. We need to get the FBI involved in this and I am calling on Skerrit to bring them in, and be the first one to pass on any information they have to the FBI. This is NO joke

  32. truththe
    May 19, 2016

    This is madness and wickedness to say that, please go ask God forgiveness on your kness. Another election glimicks. Dominicans don’t forget the Melville Hall Airport fire.Who to question ? FIND THE ANSWER.

  33. Not me
    May 19, 2016

    Didn’t I tell you all?
    I told you that was a ploy by the powers that be to influence the Soufriere Elections

    These stunts will only work on simpleton Labourites.

    Ask Skerrit to go back to his Melville Hall claim before the last elections.

    • Not a herd follower
      May 19, 2016

      I agree with you. A deliberate ploy by the DLP/Skerrit cabal to make the UWP look bad in the eyes of the voters and influence the by-election.

    • indira Ghandi
      May 19, 2016

      Dominica does need some violence so you can stop all the crap you doing.

  34. Pure Possie
    May 19, 2016

    Papa bodoo, where Skerrit getting his information from nou/ Where Rosie Douglas found this man nou? Ian Douglas, you are an attorney at law why you not warning your adopted first cousin nou? Like Donald Trump Skerrit talking too much and giving out too many clues of inhouse secrets

  35. FBI Agent
    May 19, 2016

    Skerrit, I suppose the suspicious packages are in the hands of your police force that is only concerned about serving you and your interests. I don’t want to hear you blame anyone because for now, we all know you have a reputation of knowing who commits crimes but never busy to have your accusers face justice, though you really want to throw them in jail. I suggest sir, that you pass the packages to the FBI or any international firm so they could take the finger print of the person (s) that set it. I also ask that you allow them to investigate this serious plot. This thing is too serious to play games with especially at a time when there are allegations of terror attack in the downing of an Egyptianair.

    • Punjab
      May 20, 2016

      For example, when they say “Grandbay people”, do you know who? Opposition elements he said – not Dick, Tom or Harry.

  36. May 19, 2016

    New english version ; the opposition elements,was it a storm, flood or pollination ,what type of reproduction is he really talking about..skerrit needs to be in a mental institution.Lord help Dominica…

  37. Caretaker
    May 19, 2016

    Well the jokes are over boys and girls, we got the Baroness and we can now afford “NEW SCOTLAND Yard”. all THE POLICE HAS TO DO IS, KEEP THE ELLEMENTS under heavy security and within one month we have the culprit. Take him or her to London for a lying test and fraa-Laa you are nicked.

  38. KID ON THE BLOCK
    May 19, 2016

    But we ALL know is the BLUES that do that! But tell them the harder THEY come the HEAVIER THEY will fall!

  39. Fact
    May 19, 2016

    Mr. Dictator. You have been endorsing unlawful activities since you took office 13 years ago. Give us a report on Dominica’s economy and show us any progress you have made when it comes to employment for our youths. Don’t try to shift your leadership incompetence to blaming the opposition for an idle hand who placed a package with sand and stones at the complex.

  40. josh shaw
    May 19, 2016

    ok call Benjamin and co because it now official a madman has occupied the position of prime minister in Dominica

    • TeteMorne I From...
      May 20, 2016

      They won’t believe you, but I do and I believe MR is sick in da head.

  41. May 19, 2016

    But how come Skerrit and Co always seem to know who setting fire at the airport, who fire bombing GON Emmanuel house, who setting suspicious packages a yet they not passing the information to playboy police so they could arrest them? Why is the police not pushing Skerrit and Co for information? Maduro is almost out and Skerrit knows he is next in line so he planning

  42. LifeandDeath
    May 19, 2016

    Skerrit loosing the confidence of his beloved Dominica. ..and has guts to tell the Police what to take seriously..What about Child Abuse and hiding state money in offshore accounts Doc?

    He will not rest well if he has any conscience at all..

  43. AAGabriel
    May 19, 2016

    Skerrit, you are the one inciting violence! Remember your speech in St. Joseph? It’s all on record.
    Furthermore, remember the fire at Melville Hall? You said you knew who was responsible! Up until now we do not know the name of the person or persons. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that yet again you know who is responsible for the latest incidents and it doesn’t come as a surprise either that you blame UWP supporters. You are not worthy of being PM of Dominica.

  44. Excited
    May 19, 2016

    Last election when whoever tried their coco mackac at Melville Hall Airport. You quickly claimed that they should ask the opposition . Now again you are casting blair on opposition . Don’t you think it’s time to change the tune. Run another line Skerrit. It seems fair to say that you always seem to know who the perpetrators are, and should be called by the police to answer questions.

    • Punjab
      May 20, 2016

      All the Parrots, all those who alone stand for National Pride, all the few donkeys of our land are all belching out the same bubbles. Get over it, people! If you all were on the other side of the fence wouldn’t you have thought the same way. Hardly ever your friends try to harm or distabilize you. No matter what Skerrit says or does he is always wrong in your eyes. What you all expect him to do?

      • Dominican
        May 20, 2016

        We expect him to tell the truth at all times for a start. Is that too much to ask?

  45. Mamosa
    May 19, 2016

    Deflection, deflection. No one is going to fall for that again. Remember the Airport fire?.
    The focus should be on THE PANAMA PAPERS

  46. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    May 19, 2016

    I wondered how long it would take that Indian doctor of nothing Roosevelt Skerrit, to come out and blame the “opposition elements” for the fake whatever is they found.
    What purpose would it serve the opposition to incite violence at the dawn of a by-election, when they hope the people of the villages to vote for the UWP? I believe, the fake devise was place there by operatives of the Labor party so that it could be found, hence, creating a hype in the solicitation of sympathizer in the constituency where the election is schedule to be held.

    Its like telling the people of the constituency, the opposition want to kill us so you must vote for us, any fool should be able to read between the lines, how come up now they can’t disclose the contents of this so called devise?

    Another lie hatched in hell by…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 19, 2016

      Another lie hatched in hell by Crapo Skerrit!

      That boy Skerrit cannot exists without creating entropy, and all manner of evil in the country!

  47. Character
    May 19, 2016

    Look at what the dictator Gaddafi did when he blew up his own people just so he could blame it on the sanctions placed on him. He claimed that because of the sanctions his Gov was unable to buy new parts for those planes hence the reason the plane went down. So it is clear people that Mr. Skerrit wants to pass his law so that people won’t have any sort of freedom to speak against the Government. Its not impossible that he may have paid his own goons to do his dirty work and blame it on the UWP for inciting violence. Alas am a young man and it hurts how my people are so wicked an don’t care about each other but only themselves. I want to run away from this country I love so much . I want to go somewhere where people are aloud to speak freely without fair, a place where there are jobs and opportunities , a place where people don’t only think about themselves and their pockets , a place away from home. Jah it sad it sad.

  48. Erasmus B. Black
    May 19, 2016

    So the Dear Leader has a new dragon to slay!. Let’s wish him luck. We know he will do whatever it takes to keep Dominica safe and hope he can help the police to catch those very bad people.

    The idiom ” red herring” is used to refer to something that misleads or distracts from the relevant or important one. And after more than twelve years as the head of the most transparent administration we ever had in Dominica, one is confident that Dear Leader would not have to play catch the red herring game at by-election time or at at all.

  49. keepingitreal
    May 19, 2016

    now its getting scary..this man just looking for an excuse to do us wickedness and affirm his power,my Dominicans,red and blue,be very careful of this man,his closet has so many skeletons he will never allow no one else to run this country …. :cry: :cry: :cry:
    DOMINICA FIRST

  50. XCriminal enterprise
    May 19, 2016

    What a Skerritt !!! So you really believe that Dominicans will fall for that BIG LIE?

    Skerritt why really you are doing such despicable things? Anybody can see through that sinister criminal act. Trying to divert attention from the real burning issues, so the mind-set is create ‘bomb threat, blame opposition and then victimization and more Fear??
    Soon after word of AG threat of putting Law against inciting violence, here comes Skerritt with false accusations and Fear-mongering. Wicked.

    No answers to burning questions about:
    My Dominica Trade House, the US $10,000.00 received on DA’s behalf
    The famous Panama Papers, the millionaires, etc. etc.

    So in wanting more reason to enact, the SHUT-YOUR-MOUTH Law, they fabricated that Gov’t HQ and Electoral Office ‘bomb threat’ . It was coming that Skerritt and his cabal would blame the opposition, so as to beef up security, victimize, molest, search, arrest, charge, Dominicans for inciting violence. That is the…

    • XCriminal enterprise
      May 19, 2016

      nature of that cabal. We have seen similar despicable. criminal acts done, just to blame the opposition and to possibly hunt down, arrest and charge or jailed them A classic example is the deliberate setting on fire of the communications equipment of the airport in Marigot. Before any police investigative report, irresponsible talk of, “I know who did it was maliciously spewed publicly.” They claimed million were lost. Yet, nobody has been arrested for that criminal offence. They could not pin the heinous act on the opposition, so no case, investigation close. But the fire was set and the communications equipment gone.

  51. sassie sue
    May 19, 2016

    If it was the opposition that had accused the labour party of something like that, they will run to court. Lawsuit on them. Skerrit just believe he and his part members are gods and can do what they wasn’t, say what they want. He just puke rubbish from his mouth. Time will tell.

  52. Andy
    May 19, 2016

    Mr. Skerrit your statements are troubling and dangerous Sir. Do you have any evidence that the UWP is possibly responsible for placing the fake items?

    Why we haven’t heard from the police about what they have uncovered thus far and what they can say and cannot say because the investigations are ongoing?

    Statements like yours will and can eventually bring this country to the brink- Please show some leadership and be responsible Mr. PM.

  53. uhuru
    May 19, 2016

    It’s comical to see the outfits worn by law enforcement officers who claim to be carrying out bomb disposal operations. Seems more like a chemical spill operation to me !
    What happens when we find out its the ruling party who conjured up the idea to give just cause to further restrict the people’s rights to free speech?

  54. The Real Thing
    May 19, 2016

    CAN WE BELIEVE ONE WORD THAT COMES OUT OF THE MOUTH OF THIS MAN
    HE is without a doubt loosing the plot.

    • TeteMorne I From...
      May 20, 2016

      “..losing the plot” Losing his mind. Sa FOU!

  55. Anonymous
    May 19, 2016

    Here goes the MAD MAN. Playing the blame game
    Was it UWP who said to call them traitors
    That Lennox is a Begger
    That sell out the Panama papers
    That ask Pinard to resign
    That set fire near Airport
    De evil that men do live with them and after them

  56. johnjay
    May 19, 2016

    This is not surprising anything thing to hold a straw when drowning this man is MAD.

  57. Toneh
    May 19, 2016

    I getting tired of hearing this man. He sounds like a whinny little …….everything is the opposition. Yes this is a serious threat to be dealt with seriously. But it is wise to let the authorities investigate this. Until then making allegations does no good but further divide the nation. If you claim to be on a higher standard…..take the high ground and SHUT UP with the baseless accusations. Call for peace and unity and stick to it!!!! Time to mature and grow the …… up!!!! If some dumb individual decided to do some why must it always be the opposition party fault???!!! All over the dam world oppositions oppose governments and at the same time stupid a$$ citizens make treats and rallys etc an no one blames oppositions. I really getting tired of his elementary school rants….like he whining in the play ground no body likes me crap.

    Now back to regular programming………Panama Papers please…..

    • Punjab
      May 20, 2016

      And Skerrit does and says everything wrong not true????

      • Toneh
        May 20, 2016

        Yes majority of what he says is wrong. You know why?? Because he is not objective as a leader. He is too emotional and reactionary. That is bad leadership skills. When he speaks he does not do his fact finding or checking first. He just comes out ranting and raving and sounding like an immature man as oppose to a strong leader OF A COUNTRY!!!

        Panama papers please……….

    • Titiwi
      May 20, 2016

      As someone from the Punjab I am sure you are familiar with the following Punjabi saying:

      Besharm de dhue te akk ugyae te aune kya chaakn hoyegi.

      Translated into English its says that “a shameless person will happily carry a thorny tree on his backside, claiming that it gives him shade” or simply put:
      “A shameless person has no value”.

      • TeteMorne I From...
        May 21, 2016

        I myself don’t want to hear a THING from anyone from Punjab or anyplace else in India. I detest Indians!!

  58. %
    May 19, 2016

    POLICE
    POLICE
    POLICE
    Please take Skerrit in for questioning.He also said that he knew who burnt the Communication Tower at Melvillehall!

  59. NKRUMAH KWAME
    May 19, 2016

    come on, PM!! Give the police the names of the opposition members :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :twisted: :lol: However, please let’s talk about the PANAMA PAPERS. Can you do that?
    HOTEP!

  60. Dead letter
    May 19, 2016

    When will all u obsession with skerro end.
    One statement aimed at all yuh and now whoosh…
    He notice us.

    Zor sot eh!

    Sgned. Laborite

    • viewsexpressed
      May 20, 2016

      WQi, ou sort eh….bel sort……zor supreme leader bel sort……

    • Punjab
      May 20, 2016

      C’est Vrai!!!

    • Bravoooooo
      May 20, 2016

      when will his obsession with Linton stop?

  61. May 19, 2016

    Skerrit is on a mission to cause a civil war in this island, skerrit and Tony blamed MR Linton for leaking his personal documents, a few years ago there was a so called fire in Melvin Hall Airport, skerrit said it loud and clear that he knows who put the fire, and there was no investigation, in a real country this skerrit who be questioned by the police, be it FBI, RCMP, Scotland Yard etc, ……., and it Dominican do not open their eyes, they will surely regret for what this monster will cause on the island. This skerrit is getting away with too much also knowing that the Dominica Police Force is the Military Army of his Labour Party, The Churches is part and parcel of his behavior, the lawyers are crooks etc, after saying that no Law, no constitution can prevent him from saying and doing whatever he wants which is true they are all scared of skerrit because they are part of the corruption gang, Dominica open you all eyes please

  62. Happy Camper
    May 19, 2016

    Tell Skerrit go take his medication.

  63. open eyes
    May 19, 2016

    i find they take time. was wondering when they were gonna come out and say that…its funny something like this always happening when theres an election so the electorate can have sympathy for the government..
    i wonder what was the outcome of the fire at the radio house in melvillehall…ever heard anything about it after elections were over?? they already had new equipments on the port before the fire..they burn their stuff to put the blame on the opposition.. it took someone with knowlege to know which was the airoirt communications room.there were 2 others and no damage was done to them..

  64. Lost n found
    May 19, 2016

    Seriously PM? SMH

  65. d-a born
    May 19, 2016

    I guess it’s safe to say that the power has caused Skerrit to officially go off the deep end. From inciting confrontations, openly supporting his ‘comrade’ in legal trouble and now this. Our country in problem!!

  66. Titiwi
    May 19, 2016

    The fire in the Reichstag comes to mind. I would recommend mr. Skerrit reads up on that and the rise and fall of Hitler’s third Reich.

  67. JoJo
    May 19, 2016

    Roosevelt, you really sound silly now. If you have proof, of what you are saying present it and let the police deal with it because it is serious but this sounds very much like that fire in the old equipment near the airport when you came with a similar accusation. Then Levi Peter came only last week talking about incitement. If you are not careful people will point the finger at your goons, who could have planted that to you give you an excuse to declare a state of emergency and ban all public gatherings. Please Roosevelt think very carefully before opening your mouth again, please.

  68. Zuma
    May 19, 2016

    Skerit please let us know how u plan on protecting our innocent kids from molesters, where are the health facilities. What activities u have in place for senior citizens… Why can’t we have health insurance and proper medical support in Dominica. Why there are still people living in galvanize huts in the city of Roseau . Why can’t we export goods and services.why is there money of ours sitting in Panama. Why aren’t you helping Venezuela…. Your tricks won’t work bro. Not this tine bear Anansi has step up his game we know your tricks and we are seeing it…. Rumor has it that certain culprits have been paid to do this distraction. They are bragging about how much they have been compensated….

    • Punjab
      May 20, 2016

      Lennox has the answer on how to protect innocent kides and everything else you talking about

    • Tjebe Fort
      May 21, 2016

      You know what Punjab? You are right, Roosevelt Skerrit is no match for Lennox Linton any time. Like Bob Marley said, his last words before he left this world, money can’t buy life.

  69. DC
    May 19, 2016

    Absolutely PM! This morning I heard a replay of one of the callers to the Hot Seat expressing such hatred. I was totally offended to hear this caller refer to my PM as garbage. Our PM has a family, very young children, we must respect him as a fellow human, whether or not you agree with his politics. It bothers me that people are so filled with hate. PM, I am praying for you and your family. You are a very caring person who has assisted so many in times of need. I know you love the people of your Nation and have and continue to sacrifice on our behalf, and so we will stand firm with you, we will cover you with prayers. Many of us have been supporters from the date you were sworn as the PM, and have continued to give you our unwavering support through thick and thin. We will continue to give you the strength to carry on the work you were called to do. You have the power to gather the masses, which the Opposition envies, therefore, they have to resort to scare tactics. Stay strong!

    • Dominican
      May 19, 2016

      How can you respect a poltical leader, who refers to the embers of the opposition as bastards? You call that a family man? Sorry but I don’t think so.

      • Bravoooooo
        May 20, 2016

        Neither do i.respect is earned not bought.He has no respect what soever.HAVE U LISTENED TO HIS SPEECHES? ARE U PLAYING DEATH?

    • viewsexpressed
      May 20, 2016

      DC you wanna hear it again,,,,and I quote your statement from the article above,……..”caller refer to my PM as garbage…”. It is garbage politics and you are blinded by it.
      The so called leader you refer to with family, where were you when he reduced al the Dominican families to poverty and as beggars creating the red clinic where papa corrupt garbage issues money to begging hands because this so called leader has failed to create jobs for them. YO careful how you associate yourself to this dictatorial attitude on vulnerable people and families.
      YOu continue to pray that the abused families of Dominica are freed from this corrupt Labour party government.
      Bless you…..and open your eyes…do not be blind by fake caring attitude for self aggrandizement.

    • Reasoning
      May 20, 2016

      DC stands for devils cons!One has to be on the side of evil to agree and support madman scar it!From the day people like you decided to make this con prime mistake of Dominica,i knew it was going to spell danger for the island!How evil can you be?

    • Punjab
      May 20, 2016

      You could not have said it better. Some of them because they not getting big cheque for no work they vex. Big cheque for no crops lost during disaster, they vex. They hate the man more thant they dislike the party. You know why – because he stands strong, he is a force to be reckoned with. That is what the opposition envies. No one has ever done Dominica like Skerrit. We stand strong and firm with him to continue his good work.

      • AAGabriel
        May 20, 2016

        You are sick, go and see Dr. Benjamin. People like you are in no small part to blame for the state DA is in. How much do they pay people like you to spew your propaganda? Judas.

    • dee
      May 21, 2016

      DC
      you need to come down to meet us so you can suck some salt for a few months too .

  70. %
    May 19, 2016

    Skerrit whom do you blame for the poor and lamentable state of Dominica today..Skerrit whom do you blame for signing agreements in Macau, for a Technology Center for Latin America and the Caribbean,to be erected in Domini a?

  71. 1 800 CONCERNED
    May 19, 2016

    On the heel of this article on 9 May 2016 : ‘Proper consequences’ for incitement in media being considered”,

    comes this:

    “Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has blamed “opposition elements” that want to incite violence in Dominica for the discovery of ‘suspicious devices’ at government headquarters and the Electoral Office on Tuesday.”

    What exactly is going on?????????? Was this a coincidence?

  72. %
    May 19, 2016

    Skerrit you knew who burnt the Communication tower at Melvillehall,now you are blaming the opposition for planting the suspicious packages…DO WE HAVE A POLICE COMMISSIONER???Why cant the police take Skerrit in for questioning?OMG!!!

  73. Observer222
    May 19, 2016

    Is duct tape really a part of that hazmat suit?? well well I wonder how much protection it offering??? :( :( :( :( :( :!: :!: :!: :!:

    • Me
      May 20, 2016

      I hink they put that there to stop the rats at the river bank going up their trouser leg!

  74. dominica last in every thing
    May 19, 2016

    Pm you must remove the beem in you eyes first before you remove some one else. I was a member of your party and after the meeting in st Joseph,what you told us to do when we meet supporters of the uwp go up to their face and call them tractors I was just shook to here that from you as a head of a country. I just done with that.

  75. JBaptiste
    May 19, 2016

    First rule of politics. Never believe something until it has been officially denied.

  76. Mwen
    May 19, 2016

    PM Skerrit, you are really sounding like Maduro and Chavez now.
    Dominicans look at Venezuela, that is the same thing them guys were doing.

  77. FORKIT
    May 19, 2016

    so the police should now question you skerrit, how do you know that….. another diversion from the real issues….PANAMA, PANAMA, PANAMA, PANAMA

  78. May 19, 2016

    mr PM you told your supporters to call the UWP supporters traitor it is your red red labourites are the ones creating this type of action check the the panama papers you trying to divert people attention your tricks can ,t work

  79. Floridian Diaspora
    May 19, 2016

    According to dictator Skeritt, “The UWP and the opposition elements in Dominica and the leadership of the UWP have always been calling for incitement.” Isn’t that the same thing you did a few months ago in your holy grail meeting in St. Joseph? Remember when you told your dedicated supporters to attack opposition members wherever they are? Hmmm, seems like the slave master doesn’t like to get beaten with his own whip. Off course you were always going to find the opposition at fault. Besides, what concrete evidence do you have to blame them for this? Soon you’ll say it was spearheaded by General Linton because he’s the one keeping you in check and you’re mad about it. For all I care this could have been done by one of your disciples that have grown fed up with your failed policies. You should allow the investigation to run its course before you start belching bubbles. But then again with the police under a your special payroll we already know how that going to end

    • Willie
      May 19, 2016

      Much more likely that the disciple was instructed from higher up to
      Divert attention from Panama Papers and Soufrier

  80. Shameless
    May 19, 2016

    You guys claimed that UWP had set afire some equipment at the airport during the last election season…now this. I am so disappointed in the people of Dominica for having Skerrit continuously pit us against each other. Dominicans we need to unite our fractured society, economy and come together to make our country a better place because surely it won’t get ever get done if we leave it up to Skerrit and his present band of ministers.

    • %
      May 19, 2016

      @Shameless Our problem is the police force/commissioner does not do their work…Skerrit needs to be brought to the police station for intensive questioning.ONLY IN DOMINICA BOY!!!!

  81. May 19, 2016

    I won’t be surprised if that was just another distraction cork up by Skerrit and Co to deflect attention from the Panama papers, I can’t see the motive for UWP doing such a thing, while the DLP got a huge motive. The police now bring Skerrit in to hear what he knows

  82. May 19, 2016

    a a u take time skerro..how come u doh call linton name directly? the opposition elements is also responsible for the crisis in Venezuela and the accounts in panama.. ou bon la

    Bravoo skerro bravoo

  83. Shameless
    May 19, 2016

    What a divisive figure you are in this country. Do you have proof that the package was from opposition forces? This man is really sick and I’m afraid there is no doctor on this earth able to cure him of his ailment. You are the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica as a whole, why can’t you act that way? Stop trying to incite violence against the opposition party and its members, we all know its a volatile time as this by-election draws near. Skerrit please STOP the nonsense!

    • Punjab
      May 20, 2016

      You all are even more sick and no doctor can cure your #deadalreadybutashamedtoliedown disease, your
      #cannotacceptdefeat symdrome, and your #hungryforpower attitude.

  84. ????????
    May 19, 2016

    That is why I call them Coupers (haters / sensationalists/ Negative persons/ Lazy/ Mouthers/ Parlayers/ Incitors/ confusionists who wants to distablise everyone. God is watching down on us and he knows and sees the hearts and intentions of us all. Take note detractors. He knows and sees. You can hide to person but you cannot hide your intentions. He knows everything. Take Note. He sees the level of ungratefulness we have for him as well. Take note. Did we learn anything from Erica???? I am asking?

    • viewsexpressed
      May 20, 2016

      What are you really asking??

    • Looking in
      May 20, 2016

      You hjit the nail right on the head, except youforgot one thing in your comment……Make sure everyone know you are addressing the Skeret led government

  85. viewsexpressed
    May 19, 2016

    The UWP and we solidarity Dominicans will continue to incite peace and fight for change through the democratic process. This Skerrit lead government has done enough inciting and corruption of Dominica that the damage is too much for the police and security of Dominica to handle.
    The UWP and We are not ones who have incite the constitution and incite and disrespect the constitution and people of Dominica with the famous PM phrase of the decade, “Go to Hell…Go to Hell. none of all you damn business….and ” No constitution, no law etc etc….”.
    So Dominicans who has incite law breaking and disrespect for the constitution and for Dominicans…we all know the answer….who scare rit….knows it..
    Peaceful UWP and Peace Dominicans for change

  86. Dan is de man in de van
    May 19, 2016

    Skerit you lie. But we have seen through you and this time it just won’t work… We want to know about all the dealings you have going on with our passPorts ……. no jobs no equiped hospitals no facilities for senior citizens no facilities for the handicapped and physically challenged persons. No protection against child molesters, no punishment for your ministers that disrespect our women. I will say it again you lie. There were no suspicious packages ……… .. Tell us when you will send aid to Venezuela. Your liar… But one day you I’ll see . Slowly but surely it is catching up to u… Liar… Liar….

    • Punjab
      May 20, 2016

      If he lie take him to court, if he is a thief from the country’s purse take him to court, if he is a molester take him to court, why you all don’t make him pay?

      • Bravoooooo
        May 20, 2016

        thats all people like u do. one day your eyes will be opened.

  87. Anansi
    May 19, 2016

    Sound like a case of Skeritt trying to wag the dog

  88. icho
    May 19, 2016

    Them fellars there have guts eh……..call the Police still hmmm.

  89. Unknown
    May 19, 2016

    Any Dominican who believes this rubbish should have themselves committed to the psychiatric ward! Bloody …. and the nerve of that man.

    Skerrit and his crew running around the island having meetings calling on Dominicans to harass members of the opposition, call them traitors and other derogatory names – yet still that man has the audacity to say they are a party of unity, peace and love?

    Its a case of dont do, let me do with those damn labourities. No force has ever been more divisive than this DLP. first they victimize p[people who don’t support them and protect those who do – that in itself has resulted in Dominicans becoming people driven by greed, personal agendas and love or worship of one man. The result a very divided Dominica – no even the issues of child abuse Dominicans can agree on.

    ALL BECAUSE OF ROOSEVELT SKERRIT AND HIS FOLLOWING!

  90. icho
    May 19, 2016

    That PM is the best. He has never commented on anything which is against him before, ……another distraction by the DLP. Mister Skerrit UWP don’t have to incite anybody ……….. Anytime the Police take action this time it will have problems in Dominica. Sir we in Dominica are really fed up and desperate eh……..to say the least. Just watch it.

  91. cameron
    May 19, 2016

    Skerrit please,take a good look inthe mirror,you started the division,and name bashing,your beginning to sound like a desperate man,your judgement day will come.

  92. very very seriouly
    May 19, 2016

    You know…. I’m really tired of this guy Rosevelt Skerrit (very very seriously tired) . It’s like everything that comes out of his mouth sounds like rubbish to me at this point.

  93. Shaka Zulu
    May 19, 2016

    Smfh. Why is this guy doing this? Why is he allowed to do this? Only in a place like this a man can use the same ole stupid tricks over and over again. Every election is the same crap. Only tyrants do this dishonest and deceptive crap. Nazi soldiers dressed as polish soldier attacked thier own on the border just to get an excuse to attack Poland and started WW II. We all know the results. Skerrit is the mousolini of the Caribbean. Only idiots keep believing that ………. You apparently know again who involved why not bring thier names to police if you taking it soooooo seriously.

  94. Never ends
    May 19, 2016

    How about Justina Charles going on an election platform saying a man who has been charged” Ian Pinard” ………is a good man, and we stand with Ian ,while the women in the audience applaud ,is she going to be condemned..Bunch of sick politicians….

  95. Independent.
    May 19, 2016

    Here we go again. The PM making ridiculous statements without facts. You have a so called DR rate (PHD) and that is your level of discussion? These type of statements will incite violence. Stop it. Act professional. but then again you dont know how.

  96. Real!!!!!
    May 19, 2016

    This sound very similar to the airport equipment that was burn and the opposition was blamed because they decide to demonstrate at the airport..

    Same MOVIE!!!!

    This GOVT playing the victim again to cause DISTRACTION.

    Don’t trust these guys.

  97. oh Yes
    May 19, 2016

    Now this is a mad man speaking. A very mad man at that. This man has been…… building hatred and fear among opposition followers and now his remarks are purely insane.

  98. DDA Rasta
    May 19, 2016

    Same storyline Skerro pulled when that airport facility burn down,,,,,,ummmm what became of the investigation nuh????? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Dominicans so sot they going to eat that up l :lol: :lol: :lol: I cannot believe a likkle election in this south constituency that doing all that talaelae ……….

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