Roseau violence not about UWP meeting Linton says

Scene in Roseau on Tuesday night

Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, has condemned what he described as “violence and vandalism” which took place in Roseau on Tuesday night following a public meeting organized by opposition parties calling for the resignation of Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit.

On Wednesday morning Linton said the disturbances were “not about our meeting yesterday afternoon.”

“What happened last night had absolutely nothing to do with our meeting,” he said.

Linton claimed that he and his family were threatened on Tuesday night.

“There were messages on social media saying all sorts of things to me,” he stated. “All I have ever said was we wanted a peaceful engagement and we had a peaceful engagement and all of a sudden people who never had anything to say about anything wrong in this country, they found their voice of who should do what and who should have done what else.”

Linton, who was called back to the scene after the meeting was over, said he did his best and he continues to do his best.

“Our party is focused, notwithstanding all the criticism, the blamed being heaped on us,” he noted.

He added, “Today we say the United Workers Party (UWP) condemns the acts of violence and vandalism that erupted in the streets of Roseau during the evening of February 7, 2017, causing widespread loss and damage to business enterprises and triggering fears for safety and security in a season of heightened tension in our practice of civility.”

He stated that as the events unfolded the leadership of the UWP was being blamed on the ground because of what took place earlier in the day calling for the resignation of Skerrit.

“Both events are unrelated and we condemned these baseless criticisms as forcefully as we condemn the lawlessness visited on the capital city on Tuesday night,” he noted.

He pointed out that the violence took place hours after the meeting had ended and was used to embarrass the UWP. He said those behind it owe it to a “deeply concerned nation to speak truth, to speak the whole truth and nothing but the truth because that is precisely what will set us free.”

“Hypocrisy will not cut it,” Linton noted. “Lies will not cut it. False accusations will not cut it. We urge the citizens of Dominica to be calm. We urge the leadership of the political parties, civil society and law enforcement to meet in emergency session to agree on a national plan for the restoration and maintenance of peace …”

He noted that the UWP team will be meeting in an emergency session on Wednesday morning to review what happened “and to look at where we go from here.”

“And we stand ready to partner with government, with law enforcement with civil society in order to figure out how did we get to this and how do we move on…” Linton remarked. “Because what happened last night was truly unfortunate but the UWP at this time remains concerned..”

He said attempts to put the meeting and the violence together cannot hold because the meeting ended hours “before this happened.”

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150 Comments

  1. Patriotic Dominican,
    February 10, 2017

    Like I’ve said before I really don’t care for linton nor skerrit but I’m very concerned about what my beautiful Dominica is coming to, it’s nothing wrong with patriotic Dominican who live outside of DA to be concerned about what’s happening in their country, my problem is, when you get involved in their politics and their election, if you really want to get involved to play a part in seeing the country get better best you move back to DA and face the same struggle and misery as they are, by facing the same struggle you will be in a better position to make a suitable choice as to who is better qualify and who is able to put Dominicans first, it is really unfair to Dominicans who live down there all their lives that cannot afford to leave like you all did, I do not support or encourage anyone who living their good life outside of DA to run down and vote every election to make decisions for those that live in DA after election run back to their good living, it is unfair to…

  2. “If you hear that often enough and within a particular period the pressure is built up to a named D-Day, you certainly would not need explicit instructions to erupt into violence.”(Barbara Saunders).

    If you think I am an idiot Barbara, you are forgetting one thing, birds of a feather flocked together, and if you are not capable of understand metaphors I pity you! A you suggest if someone in a public meeting keep mentioning “go and jump over a cliff, that people would be so weak, that such words would cause them psychology cause them to go and jump to the death, you are not making any sense!

    As for the fool who call themselves DDay: My name if Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque, I do not have five scientific degree; nevertheless, I boast for (4). If thisis comforting to you; I do not need a job because I work for myself, and have people in my employ! And I will tell you as I told someone who told me to get a job: I make more money in one night when I am sleeping; than many of…

    • So, that you do not lose anything to the fictitious nobody “DDay,” let me conclude that:

      ‘I make more money in one night, when I am sleeping; than many of you will make in a life time!’ And when I die, children and grandchildren will not have to wish for anything money can buy!

      And believe you me I do not steal; everything I own is my God given, none comes through stealing, or doing anything corrupt, or illegally, as selling drugs; and I am not an agent selling Dominica passports!

      I write on DNO everyday, whether I am on the road in my car; or in a hotel room, or in my house I am not in your class, you are beneath me! I can employ you and fire you as I wish!

    • ” A you suggest if someone in a public meeting keep mentioning “go and jump over a cliff,”

      Let that read ” Are you suggesting”

  3. February 9, 2017

    Stop blaming the UWP if things are not Right,
    Blame the poor leaders with no vision to improve the standard of living on the small island

  4. Exdaass
    February 9, 2017

    So tell me,did the vandals come out on Monday night,Sunday Night or even Saturday night? These acts were planned and we know by who so tanty for them!!!

  5. D.A TEARS
    February 8, 2017

    Dominica has no doubt become the laughing stock of the Caribbean. We have kids in leadership for both political parties. We have supporters who only think color and are not able to think independently. Constituents are placed in a position where they must continue to sing for their supper. To sum it all up, Dominican politics is pretty much comedic. When we decide as a nation and as a people to elect and choose mature leadership on both sides we may someday be able to tackle and find solutions to most of the problems that plague our little nation.

  6. February 8, 2017

    but but where i be there nuh???? but lennox u not easy…so dcans don’t have the right to speak out against your party if they felt that your “peaceful meeting” went too far destroying the business of hard working people??? i was never a supporter of the UWP but i respected you as a fellow Dominican but after what i saw and heard yesterday???? Sir i have lost all respect for you and my vote will continue to go to the Labor party as long as i live!!!!

  7. Change
    February 8, 2017

    In order for this country to move forward we need different people… Both parties are playing the blame game but blame must be shared equally …. This nonsense going on between the Pm and Mr Linton needs to stop ….I am not voting for either party till we get new candidates … It seems that you guys dont even realize that it is one big party fighting against each other …. THE FREEDOM PARTY SPLIT…some went to labour and some went to uwp … There is no real uwp or no real labour party… just freedom party …. we need change we need proper leaders … not two little boys fighting for the chair of the scornful… Wake up Dominicans! Wake up!!

  8. Chief Jacco
    February 8, 2017

    What kind of man will refuse to accept the consequences of his action? Only a bully who takes what he wants by violent force.

  9. mine
    February 8, 2017

    Worthy onto all who were in volved in this wicked act. Thy will be done.

  10. February 8, 2017

    Linton you are no patriot, you are an enemy of the state! You are weak, your team is weak and your supporters are weak! You are nothing but a power hungry who will go to outlandish lengths to see your own country destroyed! What did you accomplish following the events of yesterday? Did the prime minister or any cabinet member resign? Were they put out of office, arrested? Are you now the leader? No. The people will continue to reject you, just as they did in the 2014 general election. How dare you say the police has no authority to tell you what to do?
    When you apprised your supporters of the protest, you very well knew it would go on way past the scheduled time, eventually causing unrest. Now you’re sitting here saying that your life was at risk. You have been a troublemaker from the onset. You have no shame. #LintonMustGo

    • February 8, 2017

      I just want to ask you if you are a true born shilling ford or you bought your last name.You talk like a fool. Shillingford”s don’t talk like you do. We are smart and not your kind of play smart so leave my last name alone and use your real last name

      • Danziger
        February 11, 2017

        As some of the true born Shillingford’s semay children all around Dominica and SUPPORT SOME AND ABANDON those they make with MALAYWAY. AMEN, take me tongue to court i’m alive.

    • %
      February 8, 2017

      I condemn your piece of puffery,an hail the honourable patriotennox Linton as a fantastic leader….To begin he does not sell passports to crooks and criminals like NGLapseng and Monfared..This is leadership…He always calls for peace,as was exemplified at the meeting which I attended.This is leadership…He calls for transparency in the CBI,THIS IS LEADERSHIP,so be careful of what you blogg,or else it can be considered garbage to be dumped at a landfill.

    • Frances you are one of the worst idiot alive! You are more an enemy of the state than Lennox ever will! Can you honestly say during the meeting you heard a single seditious word came out of Lennox mouth!

      Did you hear at any time Lennox told anyone to go during the meeting, or after the meeting to walk through the streets of Roseau and set fire to the streets, or to vandalized anybody place of business?

      If you can say yes to one of my questions, then you would be right to tag Lennox an enemy of the State. You are so damn dunce you do not even know the meaning of the word, you are just another robot repeating what you read another idiot puppet of Skerrit said on DNO last week.

      And if you think that Lennox is an enemy of the state; I classify you to be a communist, because such stupid rhetoric as yours is the rhetoric of a communist!

      Try to educate yourself to the standard of kindergarten level and stop talking hogwash! The real enemy of the state is Roosevelt Skerrit, and…

      • @Francisco
        February 9, 2017

        Francisco you that is the enemy of the state always interfering in the countrys affairs. You need to be deported from the United States. As a matter of fact a complaint needs to be made against you to the State Department of how you are ALWAYS interfering in another country’s affairs.

      • Engineer
        February 9, 2017

        I guess any claimed educated person who can’t write a statement with only bashing and insulting another persons opinion would probably be categorized his self as what? When we have nothing of substance to contribute to nation building my guess is the only thing left is stay in hiding and use DNO as a platform to brag about much we have accomplished in life yet nothing to contribute with it. How sad.

      • DDAY_
        February 9, 2017

        @Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque ..you are always talking about educated and you having 5 degrees however; you are un-employed the lime light of your day is to come on here and TROLL..you not no engineer you just a regular idiot that go around using family name.. are you even in the Dominica? dude get lost . you were not at the event. this event was caused by Lennox Linton negligence and reckless attitude to law and order. which we hve all seen since he walk out of the house…he walk out of doing his job. to add to tht he got some-one to lose their job in the process because he didnt take to read his constitution..no doubt he was busy reading Skeritt.

        he nearly cause police to kill people and caused an angry mob to vandalize people place. This would have never happened if he didn’t have his version of a “peaceful protest”. go float urself dude.

      • Barbara Saunders
        February 9, 2017

        Francisco

        Are you sure you want to call someone else idiot? It is only an idiot who would expect to hear anyone tell the crowd to go into Roseau and smash windows.

        That’s not the way it is done. It is done, in summary, by pounding the airwaves every day for more than fifteen years with negative messages about Dominica and those in office and how through their corruption they are robbing Dominicans of the progress which they deserve and endangering their future.

        If you hear that often enough and within a particular period the pressure is built up to a named D-Day, you certainly would not need explicit instructions to erupt into violence.

      • Continue:

        It is not I who needs reporting; it is those people you all have selling Diplomatic passports to criminals to be used to enter the United States to commit crimes; they are the threat to the United States of America, not me! What make you believe a nobody like you voice can affect me in America, for all you know the State Department might be investigating the sale of Dominica passports to criminals.

        Why do you believe foreign banks in Dominica are not allowing the government to deposit passport money in their bank nor doing any transaction which revolves around passport money, ask Skerrit about! I don’t know what sort of rat you are, but learn this even if I commit treason in America, my punishment would be the same as an American born okay; they would send me to jail or execute me, but you wish of me being deported back into the rat hole with you; you will never see!

      • FactChecker
        February 10, 2017

        seditious :citing or causing people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.

        Comment 1: We don’t need, we don’t need permission from the Police to have a meeting.

        Comment 2: We can do what we want. ~~~This is very subversive attitudes.

        Comment 3: But the Police is illegally dictating that we must start now and stop now .

        SEDITIOUS?

        Mr. 5 degrees these 3 comments alone shows clearly.

    • If you were not an idiot, you would not have written such garbage! Pleas do report me to the State Department let’s see what they can, or will do to me? I am not illegal in the United States, and you are jealous of that!

      Even if I was living under a Green Card, there is nothing the State Department could do to me even as you said I am interfering in Dominica’s politics! Eat you bloody heart out, I am a naturalized citizen of the United States of America, with all privileges to the level of a born American!

      I can be anything I want to be in America, I can become a Governor, or a Senator of the United States, the only position I cannot holed is becoming President of the United States of America, because the presidency is reserved for native born only.

      So, shut up, take that to the State Department, if you wish a telephone number, of the department, or a web address where you can report me just say the and I will let you have it. It is not I who needs reporting, it is hose…

      • Continue:

        This should probably be here :

        It is not I who needs reporting; it is those people you all have selling Diplomatic passports to criminals to be used to enter the United States to commit crimes; they are the threat to the United States of America, not me! What make you believe a nobody like you voice can affect me in America, for all you know the State Department might be investigating the sale of Dominica passports to criminals.

        Why do you believe foreign banks in Dominica are not allowing the government to deposit passport money in their bank nor doing any transaction which revolves around passport money, ask Skerrit about! I don’t know what sort of rat you are, but learn this even if I commit treason in America, my punishment would be the same as an American born okay; they would send me to jail or execute me, but you wish of me being deported back into the rat hole with you; you will never see!

  11. February 8, 2017

    So you mean to tell me Linton, you start cooking your big broth, and turn your back on it when it start to bubble? You didn’t know the pot would overflow when you stop stir the spoon? Ah magway ça!

  12. Matt Sam
    February 8, 2017

    You refused to end the so called meeting at three o’clock as agreed with the Police. You left the meeting at a time when your supporters were already exhibiting acts of defiance to the Police, you did not say or do anything to calm the situation that you had created. The acts of vandalism were targeted, clearly to harm the business community, and the ability for officials and citizens to communicate effectively. While the acts of violence and vandalism were taking place you remained silent and defiant. Now today you are claiming innocence. It is all on you, you know, that Dominica knows that, the world knows that. You are totally responsible for what happened. You shall pay a very high price for your mischief and evil deeds.

  13. 4progress
    February 8, 2017

    Some are either trying to distract us, DLP conspirators, plain stupid or unable to understand the issue. The issue is about the “CBI Programme” – corrupted (no economical), so-called “income” generating scheme. As the competition heats up from islands such as Antigua, St kitts, and others, what shape will passport selling become. Will Dominica have to reduce it price or will it have to add something else to sweeten the deal.

    WAKE UP !!!!!! DOMINICAN WAKE UP!!!!!!

    Some blame the length of meeting causing the riots REALLY. Neither the meeting nor the protest are illegal last time I checked. Non-violent protest and other means has to be the way to go.

    A review of the CBI Programme has to be done, listing the names, amounts, type of passport and date issue are some of the items to be discussed. Whilst the PM might believe he represent the majority, the minority still have concerns and a say.

    FOOD FOR THOUGHT

    • SD
      February 8, 2017

      What will you do with that information and how will it help your day to day life?
      How many dominicans are abroad? more than the population of Dominica and they have 2nd passports. Should you wish to see the names and price they paid too?

  14. February 8, 2017

    Peaceful!? Your tone, demeanor and lack of respect for the allotted time suggested otherwise. You are such a hypocritical mischief-maker. Your so called meeting was due to end at 3 pm. Why then would you blatantly disrespect the police, disregard all regulations put in place to curb such happenings and continue for a whole hour and thirty minutes? You spat your words with such hostility, such anger…so much so your supporters simulated you. At about 2:52 pm you stated “we will go when we ready to go!” So when you uttered such words, you didn’t think your supporters would stay as long as they wanted to? Say it ain’t so! What did you expect would happen when you left your perturbed crowd unattended? Why are you now distancing yourself and the UWP from the matter? You know for a fact that your band of thugs would behave violently. What kind of leader are you? With every passing day, you show the good citizens of Dominica why we would never vote for you!

  15. Patriotic Dominican,
    February 8, 2017

    Really Dominicans? That’s what it boils down to? Common man, honestly I really don’t care for neither skerrit or linton this is about my country I love so dearly, destroying people businesses and property, that’s taking it too far, one more thing I’m not blaming the DLP nor the UWP I’m them that living their good life in all different part the world and the only time most of them visit DA is election time vote to make decisions them that cannot afford to leave and run back to their good life living in the same misery and struggle.

  16. Marcus Hill
    February 8, 2017

    I don’t see any need to distance oneself or organisation from what happened. The people acted in self-defence and out of frustration after being attacked by the police with teargas.

    I regret the vandalism and destruction to people’s property but that is why you need the leaders to be at the forefront at all times to channel the energies of the people, in an organised manner, and not allow the movement to get rid of Skerrit to be overtaken by vandals.

    Skerrit seems vey clear on his intent: “Be wrong and strong and use the full weight of the Police force to crush any dissent to his rule.” The people must adapt quickly and have appropriate responses because it seems that he has made up his mind not to go quietly but SKERITT MUST GO!!!!

  17. Cool
    February 8, 2017

    The act of violence is condemned by everyone, we know dat.
    Dominicans need to know about the CBI n allegations of wrong doing by the Skerritt lead government.
    Last night on DBS, every labour supporter tried to blame the opposition which is very misleading. The labour party ministers were very very pissed as they said and gave Lennox and the freedom party a tongue lashing. Honestly, they were all calling on God and pretending that God only hears Labourite prayers. This is a government of hypocrites,, and pastor Cecil was singin trust and obey whilst his party folks used some hate n strong language to his approval.
    God is not a Labourite. If you all so Godly, be honest about the CBI program n where the money gone.
    In the meantime, uwp must continue to champion the cause for freedom the Jesus way, which is as they know non violence. Truth to power.

  18. RBD Cenema hall
    February 8, 2017
  19. Dorian Shillingford
    February 8, 2017

    I asked for cooler heads last week and got zero likes. Violence like this is a dead end.
    Time for the political leaders to sit down together in the best interest of the country. And time to restore good governance and the primacy of parliament. If we have open, even contentious, debate in parliament, it will inform the people, assuage their angst and lead to an acceptance of power or a peaceful exchange of it.

  20. The Evangelist
    February 8, 2017

    @blessing, this is the Evangelist that use to preach against evil and wrong doing before, until I got my diplomatic Passport. ,As a Born Again Evangelist I can testify that I have attended several church services where everyone knew where the expected time to end the service was say 12:30 but most times we ended an hour later. In fact in some cases especially at a Pentecostal church, the microphone is given to the preach at the time we expect to dismiss service and the crowd urges us to ignore time and preach, especially when we under the anointing. In fact they even put a “noise act” in place to make sure we don’t go pass 11pm, but as you know we never paid attention to that and we do have secular bands and shops play their music till day break. So blessing I find it funny that you blaming Mr. Linton for going a little pass the given time, for the mess we saw in Roseau Last night. You sure you don’t want to think over what you just said blessing? By the way even your name is fake

    • Gary
      February 8, 2017

      Being an evangelist does not make you infallible to the truth. A church service on a private property going over time cannot be compared to the political meeting held by the UWP called D- day.There are many variables you fail to take into consideration with your comparison, such a poor analogy.

  21. The Gov't: One Man
    February 8, 2017

    I wait to hear the report on the Diaspora’s meeting with the US Congress members. We have to do what we have to do, and the Patriots in the US will help us operate on the Labor Party Cancer. The Diaspora help put them in and they will lead in taking them out.

    • St joe massive
      February 8, 2017

      Waite ur fool which diaspora that put labor party in the ones in Washington DC plz if wishes was horses beggars like u would be ridding

    • tasha
      February 9, 2017

      You really think that Trump gives 2 spoons or 2 knives etc about ya’ll? U are not even a drop in the water so this is utter rubbish. The US intervenes when it wants something and as far as i can see and i know they want nothing from Dominica and its 70,000 people.. Let me hear what story the same diaspora’s are going to present to the US congress… lol lol lol lol.. Trump and his hooligans are so busy trying to get their cabinet in you think they got time to deal with Dominica’s petty politics? Dream on…

  22. Failed coup
    February 8, 2017

    It was planned. You all said by any means necessary. Edo brother the little short surveyor is part of it too. Gabu and Sam too. Edo too. It was all about revenge and getting into office. You said feed them the right message and keep feeding it to them and they will rise up. You all also have the former owner of a store in the Continent on old street. The one with the alleged occult book. She is back to her old tricks and hiding in the Church of Rome. Who knows how may souls she fed Satan? The Bishop needs to check her out she giving the church ‘ole name’. You are finished! Good riddance!

  23. OpenYourMind
    February 8, 2017

    This line is taken from an open letter sent by Gabriel J. Christian, Esq and published on DNO 28th January 2017. “My Dear Friends in the Police Service and Public Service – Act Now to Save the Homeland!”
    If that is not incitement to violence then please advise? No one should be surprised about last night, my biggest fear is that, it is only starting. Dominica politics to infantile, time for grown people to step forward and be counted.

  24. Debbie
    February 8, 2017

    Wake up Dominicans! Last night was not about politics last night was about our Teenagers with no party affiliation those who don’t like to go home. To be reminded of their parents who are having affairs with their friends or they themselves who have been abused they want to forget so they are always looking for a THRILL ..last night was the perfect opportunity for them because they are not afraid to die they could not resist when they saw the policemen in gear. Ruling government watch your words and Opposition stay focused on the issue..let’s bring hope to our children speak to them directly because when children do wrong they expect to hear a voice not adults talking back to one another. Address them please!

  25. PERFECT IDIOT
    February 8, 2017

    Speaking at a press briefing on Monday afternoon, Carbon stated permission was granted to the UWP for the meeting but the party must adhere to a few important guidelines to ensure safety.

    The organizers of the meeting were told the following:
    1) The speakers at that meeting must refrain from making inflammatory statements to incite violence.
    2) To ensure that the meeting is peaceful and adheres to the rule of the law and order.
    3) That the leaders and organizers of the meeting be responsible to ensure that the meeting was peaceful.

    According to Carbon, the UWP has made the assurance that the public meeting will indeed be peaceful.

    Even a Perfect Idiot like myself can see all the expectations of the police were met by the UWP as the meeting was very successful, very, very, very large crowd, the meeting was very peaceful and leaders ensured peace.

    Meeting ended @5:45 and riot was instigated about an hour later. Who were the instigators: I guess those who were disappointed…

    • PERFECT IDIOT
      February 8, 2017

      I meant meeting ended at 4:45Pm

      • Just Passing Through
        February 8, 2017

        The Leader of the Opposition said they agreed with the meeting with the Police that they would have a peaceful meeting and would abide by the starting and ending time.

        Then at his meeting he tells the crowd the police cannot tell them when they should start or end their meeting. Nice; the crowd liked that. He went further and said we could stop at 3PM or 11PM. Their meeting will end whenever it ends he told supporters. We all heard him. He is totally responsible for what transpired. The UWP wanted it, the planned it, and they executed it. They and only they are totally to blame.

        The wanted confrontation with Labourites but they didn’t get it. Labourites wore their red in support of the PM and the government but stayed away from the UWP meeting. That must have been the only thing that did not go as planned for the UWP. So instead wanted a DDay with the police.

        But the police had to even save the UWP from themselves. No passing mark for the UWP.

    • Gary
      February 8, 2017

      For someone who pretends to be a perfect idiot you display such arrogance and self deception. How the meeting was successful and the Government still remains in power, a truth suppressed is a reality ignored, did you forgot the theme for the so called meeting, D-day.How can you say that all the expectation of the police were meet, wasn’t the gathering suppose to have ended at 3pm not 5:45pm. Why such defiance and disrespect for the rule of law.
      You said quote “Who were the instigators: I guess those who were disappointed” well who were the ones disappointed, It was not The Government neither their supporters, if anyone was disappointed it was the UWP and their supporters who failed in their attempt
      to remove The Government, as to the instigators of the vandalism it will be just a matter of time when we will know who they are.

  26. next in line
    February 8, 2017

    I am for protest…..one has the right to do so! But what i wont accept as a true citizen of Dominica is violence, this is unacceptable and should not be tolerated by and political party.

    how can one speak about unity and at the same-time destroy people property ….people that are working hard and paying their taxes… so i may ask…what good can we take from this?

    • next in line
      February 8, 2017

      *any

    • %
      February 8, 2017

      Who is that ONE you are referring to?This was the most peaceful meeting I ever attended..Good crowd,and highly successful..I commend honourable Linton for his fine leadership.

  27. Hmmm
    February 8, 2017

    So who is responsible? Me?

    How can you plan an event and leave early when your supporters were creating issues with the police about where they wanted a truck to pass? Foolishness!!. How can the civilians give the Police orders when the road had been barricaded off since morning? The Police is boss of the Road and they have the authority to allow vehicle to pass wherever even if is on a one-way street…once instructions are given. Plus, that nonsense about a lot of people – I was right there….most of the people had gone already and even if all of them were there….there would have been enough room for the truck to pass through. Triple Kay does have four times more people and truck passing through.Every day people are on Q95 calling for just what occured(even bloodshed) and now…we are acting like this was not a possibility. In fact, the general impression was that things had gone too smootlhly earlier.

    So Lennox you may not have said to loot but the two activities were…

  28. Band Squad Madness
    February 8, 2017

    It’s the calypso season and here is a song I wrote and would like the below named musicians to play and dance the song:

    January 1, 2017, was sure not a good day for DA
    As CBS 60 minutes exposed our country to the world
    We knew we had dirty laundry but we refused to wash them
    We called a press to hide our mess but that too did not work

    Chorus:
    So what do we do? vocalist -blame Lennox Linton
    Everything going wrong-blame Lennox Linton
    For our dirty laundry-blame lennox Linton
    For selling passport to crooks and criminals-blame Lennox
    When they are caught-blame Lennox
    For organizing protest & cad cause so many to come-blame Lennox
    For trouble way after meeting-blame Lennox
    Just blame Lennox

    Tony on the drums, Skerrit on the keyboard & lead Vocalist, Blackmoore on the Base guiter and vocalist, Justina Charles: Lead guitar / vocalist, Ian Douglas- knocks the cobel and entertainel, Lenox Law-rence on the rythm guitar and back up singer, Rosely Paul-Dancer, Cathrina…

  29. Smh
    February 8, 2017

    That have nothing to do with UWP, Pappy was there chilling with them and he not part of UWP, how the police can be telling people go home after 8, them police think they can just do people what they want…

  30. February 8, 2017

    Lenox, u need to take responsibility, you have been encouraging a revolution, and when your supporters act, you are throwing them under the train, really!!!

    WHY DON’T YOU FIND THE MONEY TO HELP ALL THE PEOPLE THAT LOST THEIR BUSINESSES, IF YOU WAS NOT IN ROSEAU LAST NIGHT SPOKING THIS BEHAVIOR, NO ONE WOULD LOSE THEIR BUSINESS

  31. Workers only way to win....
    February 8, 2017

    Is to Change all you Leader. .

  32. February 8, 2017

    D- Day http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/d-day

    Read up on it and you shall understand. I find it fishy this term was used.

    People do have rights but there is a right way to get a government out of power.

    Dominica has always been a place where we put god first why stop now?? People going around saying they are going to kill and destroy to get their way?? Funny thing is one side saying yes kill them all and the other side says why does everyone have to pay the price for destruction.
    As Dominicans we have lost our way. Wars only bring pains. D Day–( is a term associated with war) people took it to mean that. At the end of the day mr linton says yesterdays activities was successful.

  33. Hope
    February 8, 2017

    Well said Mr. Linton. Do your own investigations and what ever you get report it. Who knowns it was planned by some malicious people. I also condemn this malicious act of violence.

  34. Hmmm
    February 8, 2017

    Tbh the meeting was informative and we should have them regularly, but you won’t get the PM to resign this way. Wait for general elections and vote him out! Lennox keep the people informed and when general elections come around the ballots will do the rest.

  35. Cream
    February 8, 2017

    Why are we always calling for war during the times when the country should be enjoying themselves and uniting? Trinidad and Tobago will never allow such nonsense to take place right before their country celebrates the freedom and liberty of their slaves.

    • %
      February 8, 2017

      To me you are the one calling for war..Your evil minded wicked soul..Who called for war,and where?

  36. EnfantDiable
    February 8, 2017

    Why are Louis Robinson, Clayton Shillingford, Shewley Allan, Julius Samson, Gabu Christian and Josh Shaw silent on this event?

  37. Love it
    February 8, 2017

    Boy why are you crying already? D-DAY arrived and you are still not the PM, your Edo isn’t President so you are looking foolish! Now face the consequences for your failed coup.

  38. RBD Cenema hall
    February 8, 2017

    It was a remarkable and very successful meeting by the opposition UWP/ DFP.! No doubt the turn out put a lot of FEAR, PANIC and EMBARRASSMENT in the camp of Skerrit and they needed something like what happened late last night to find their voice again because no doubt,what they say caused them to poopoo in their pants and in their panties.

    Politicians shouldn’t play the blame game this morning. I urge the leadership of the uwp/ dfp to continue telling the people about our passports that are in the hands of criminals all over and we will not stop until Skerrit tells us who sold our diplomatic passport, how much the sold them for, and where is every cent hiding.
    I heard Skerrit & Blackmore talking about investigation but we don’t want them to conduct any such thing because the real culprits will go free. Part of our call today ought to be to bring the FBI, Scotland Yard or Interpol ASAP so they could investigate the cause of the trouble & the seller of our diplomatic pass

    • OpenYourMind
      February 8, 2017

      So on one hand our dear beloved Dominican privileged passport is too precious to be sold (as if no other countries sells passports, no matter what term they call it). Yet you believe a Republic Sovereign Nation should bring a foreign agency unto Dominican soil to investigate our own dealings? And off course these agencies are pure and untainted right? The violence last night was long coming. The language and rhetoric that has been used over the last few months has been nothing short of criminal and people should be held accountable. Even in your comment above, you do or say nothing to calm already hot tensions. When you say “they need something like what happened last night” that is condoning what happened and asking for more of it to happen until YOU are satisfied with what you want.

    • Kermit
      February 8, 2017

      With 150-200 people that making Skerrit fear Lennox? Wow

    • Brinsley John-Rose
      February 8, 2017

      please

  39. nonamegal
    February 8, 2017

    Very unfortunate how the day turned out. But it’s not the first time hooligans used the banner of protest to do vandalism. I wish protest could one day be truly peaceful again.

  40. Pro-Dominica
    February 8, 2017

    Mr. Linton, with all due respect its about the UWP! You are leading this charge of mayhem and violence. You will be held accountable at the next polls. That is where you cannot prove yourself. The majority of people in Dominica has rejected you and will continue to do so! You cannot attract their imagination, love and votes. Your resort as such is for mischief-making. As as usual, you cannot own up and take responsibility! Encite trouble and blame the police. Such weakness and irresponsibility. When placed in the balance at the next election, you will have fallen short! May God be with you.

  41. As I see it
    February 8, 2017

    seriously Linton? How can you get a pm to resign by a meeting? You called it D-Day and you get the result now you saying its not associated. Let Peace begin with you. That’s what the altar is for.

  42. Daily Bugle
    February 8, 2017

    Philosophers have always debated the narrowness of our vision. I will use an analogy. If you had two leaders looking for power however, one was a candy shop owner and the other was a doctor. The doctor speaks first and says the good deeds that he does and will do if the people support him. Then comes the Candy shop owner who says, ‘cant you see this man is a liar. Aren’t you always happy when you get the biggest lollipop from my shop or that sugary sweet? However, when you go into his office all he does is poke you in uncomfortable places and make you feel more pain. Injections are no fun’. The people pause for a minute and takes sides with the candy shop owner. I ask you, how can the doctor reply? The emotions of the people have been won by trickster. Logic does not require emotions but requires a calm state of mind and willingness to ask ourselves questions. After these questions are answered sincerely, we will have clear vision of the situation.

    • Dante Jones
      February 8, 2017

      That kind of philosophical reasoning is way above the head of the average blind red sheep so it’s a waste of time really. They will only realise what’s happening when it’s too late and they’re already dying of diabetes

    • Brinsley John-Rose
      February 8, 2017

      where are you going with this?

  43. marie-claire R Skerrit
    February 8, 2017

    It was a peaceful gathering. At the end of the day the police, if the time frame was allotted should have cleared the city at that time etc hence warranting this unforeseen action of violence. Also you can’t place a party by what happen, you place the frustration of the people by the corruption that is going on in this country. The police the government etc are all corrupted. Stop trying to cry down UWP because if there wasn injustice in the first people the people would not be trying to let their voice be heard base on the nonsense that going on in this country.

    • SD
      February 8, 2017

      What is this injustice that you’re suffering? the CBI and diplomatic passports does not cause you any direct injustice. Sure there are indirect ramifications but it does not cause you personal injustice. I see no one crying foul when money is given to re-house people, be it for Storm Erika or for the Silver lake fire, I see no one complains of money for roads or bridges, or project that would not otherwise be paid for. But i hear a lot about injustice. If our little Island in the sun could only realise that the 73,000 people in the island, with perhaps 1/3 working could NEVER pay enough taxes for all the things the country needs or WANTS, then maybe, just maybe we would be a little more grown up about this. We complain that the chinese giving us, complain that the venezuelans giving us, complain that Morocco giving us, now it’s CBI and. We seem to always find a motive to complain, but never a plan or an alternative.

  44. singing for their supper
    February 8, 2017

    Alll Dominicans are to blame, we need to put political differences aside and unite. Enough of this Skerrit and UWP thing. Mr PM questions have been put fourth answer them stop sending tony to answer we didn’t vote for him we voted you. It is clear that their is a lot of tension among people and it is bursting at the seems, i pray for peace in Dominica, but its time we wake up and face the music. Both sides are to blame!

    • Brinsley John-Rose
      February 8, 2017

      lukewarm, no good, choose your choice, we blame the concept, conspiracy and the conspirators ok

  45. Elsa Royer
    February 8, 2017

    Mr. Linton I realize you really and desperately want to be the Prime Minister of Dominica. Here’s how it is done..WIN AN ELECTION. It’s that simple just win. Start campaigning on issues, allow people to cast their ballots and WIN. That’s it.

    • Armchair critique
      February 8, 2017

      Well said! Good policies that appeal to the voters is how it should be done to win their votes . What’s the point of taking over a country thats burnt to the ground. Win it through the ballot box!

    • Possie Direct
      February 8, 2017

      Elsa I can’t believe it is you talking this crap even if the Pm is from Vielle-case. I suggest you pack your luggage and come back home because the state of your vacant abandoned house sure does lives to the name of your village, but its condition hurts skerrit. Is it that you trying to get him to build you one? Did you get your US visa yet? Becareful you know because Trump not joking lol

      • me
        February 8, 2017

        u stupid and jealous. yes! I got my green card the first time I travelled

      • Brinsley John-Rose
        February 8, 2017

        you cowards will get tired of hiding behind keyboards trying to humiliate people, your statement proves that you are vain and shallow, you love worldly things more than living, at least the person got a life and a spot to come back too, praise JAH, some belly full and they hungry

      • SD
        February 9, 2017

        And here in lies the issue with Dominican Politics. Why the personal insults and denegration? Because someone has a different viewpoint to yours? Seriously? It’s Politics. Politics is not just these high level things, or every 4 years. The water you drink, the clothes you wear, the roof over your head, the land you walk or grow on. It’s all Politics. Decisions about these things are made on your behalf without you ever even realising it. There’s no need for tis “kind” of politics in Dominica. Though I understand it’s how we black people do politics. All across the Caribbean to Africa, it’s all bitter and personal and emotional. Take the CBI and diplomatic passports out of the equation, what else is there that really attracts? Focus on those issues just as strongly. A political party focussed on One issue is more dangerous than anything else. Because you have no idea what else they will do in power.

    • no justice, no peace
      February 8, 2017

      Elsa , issues make no sense to you ,Not when skeritt will pass and give you 50 dollars as a prostitute and have you to forget issues ,and go and see missery for the next five years ,Thats why you all will always remain as beggars

    • Brinsley John-Rose
      February 8, 2017

      it is called playing fairly, not bullying, we do not ghave time for fritful bullies in da

  46. February 8, 2017

    This incident was sparked by the Police Leadership who instructed Police Officers on the ground not to allow a truck to pass through police barricades. People (including members of the UWP Leadership) actually plead with the Police to please allow the truck to pass to diffuse an escalating situation and the Police flatly REFUSED! The police, instead, wanted the truck to go the opposite direction on a ONE WAY STREET into the crowd! The Police saw that frustration, agitation and anxiety was building among the people yet refused to do the wise and simple thing by allowing the truck through the barricades and to close the barricades once the truck is through. They refused to compromise until a young boy in the crowd threw something towards the Police barricades and absolute chaos ensued. The riot police started to fire tear gas and the crowd retaliated with bottles and stones. As the crowd disbursed, young people began to set fires and destroy business places.

    • OpenYourMind
      February 8, 2017

      You seem to be saying that it’s alright then? In which other country would law abiding people demand to be let through a police barricade? Does that not say more about the mind-set of people (Dominicans) than that of the police?

    • Truth
      February 8, 2017

      Bro, if your are really a frog with a Phd then you should keep on lecturing to your fellow frogs because the crap you are preaching makes no sense to us human beings.

    • crebd
      February 8, 2017

      stop talking nonsense these people knew that they could not pass through there . Your point about a one way street is ridiculous . it is the police who have the authority to divert the traffic. But because you guys wanted to create mischief. The law is the law and the area was a restricted area at the time so stop speaking foolishness

  47. Dominican away
    February 8, 2017

    Mr Linton I recall your negative behavior in Martinique airport while waiting on a liat flight to Dominica(late 80s early90s) the authorities ask us to step back ” these people treating me like a school boy ” you were a private citizen back then but it seems you’re taking that attitude into public office. Very disappointed.

    • Brinsley John-Rose
      February 8, 2017

      “And we stand ready to partner with government, with law enforcement with civil society in order to figure out how did we get to this and how do we move on…REALLY, GET THIS GUY A PSYCHIATRIC TEAM FOR AN EVALUATION PLEASE, AND MAYBE A PSYCHIC ONE TOO, THAT CATALYST

  48. blessings
    February 8, 2017

    Really Mr. Linton? What Hypocrisy!!! I quote you “We urge the leadership of the political parties, civil society and law enforcement to meet in emergency session to agree on a national plan for the restoration and maintenance of peace …” did you really think before you made that statement? you were the one inciting your supporters to exercise their right. Yesterday When the law enforcement came to stop the gathering at the stipulated time given, you were loud and clear saying that you will not abide by any 3pm end to the meeting. You said the only thing you will abide to is the no noise after 11PM, so tell me, why should the law enforcement or anyone meet with you now? you are so arrogant!! You better get it in your head that your attitude will never get you to be prime minister. The government was duly elected and at the end of its term, the electorate will decide whether or not they should stay or go and until that time, you can huff and puff all you want, but that’s the way it…

    • February 8, 2017

      A mind is a terrible thing to waste and you just wasted yours,

      • Gary
        February 8, 2017

        Yes, a mind is a terrible thing to waste, has it appear to you, that if you do not think for yourself
        someone else will do it for you.

  49. Disturb
    February 8, 2017

    Well,if it is not associated it is related or there is a correlation between the two situations….

  50. Bob
    February 8, 2017

    The frustration of the people came to a boiling point last night, there is no denying that. As for blame all Dominicans are part of the process. The question now is “what do we do from here?”.

  51. Take Shame..BEHH!!
    February 8, 2017

    Skerrit was not put their by using force on us Dominicans. God put him there, when God ready he will make him exit. Bro realise that we have weathered all kinds of storms. Your demonstrations and threats will accomplish NOTHING. You never learn. Our PM will not be moved. Eat that for your breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner.

    • February 8, 2017

      The shame is yours and yours alone, and I would suggest that you don’t misuse the name of the almighty for your own personal gain.

      • @censor?
        February 8, 2017

        yeah yeah…….blah blah blah…you doe even know what you saying…just wanted a post a comment…

  52. Dominican
    February 8, 2017

    Linton is now running scared? WHat a leader! Good for those stupid all you think Linton taking jail with all you. the man refuse to hug the sweaty doc who was not even at stockie is all you he will come a visit in stockie? :mrgreen:

    • February 8, 2017

      I’m not a UWP supporter but I have never heard more stupidity and read such a nonsensical comments, after all Mr. Linton is not the person selling Passport so how will he be jailed .The English language is the most difficult to comprehend, I would suggest you take off your red glasses and do your own research Dominica is in trouble and Linton didn’t do it.

      • ..
        February 8, 2017

        Put on your blue glasses. You are a workers. HA HA !!!

  53. Not a herd follower
    February 8, 2017

    The opposition groups who organised the meeting have nothing to apologise for! Those who are accusing them of being responsible for the violence and vandalism should provide the evidence or shut up!

    • sick2myStomach
      February 8, 2017

      is people like you that keeping the country like that. The evidence will be given cuz that’s how my PM role we don’t run our mouth we go to COURT. Mr. Linton met with the police earlier in the day and they all agreed on a time to stop. HE SIGNED THE CONTRACT TO END AT 3PM.

      I have video recordings of him coming on the mike AFTER 3PM and talking subversive…tht is the evidence and it is grounds to go to court. His actions of blatanly and recklessly speaking to an angry mob of people was the cause of this.

      He didn’t try to stop anything he left them there angry to plan his alibi. And he has the nerve to say who ever plan this. The question is WHO HAVE MORE TO GAIN BY YESTERDAY EVENTS MR.LINTON?

      The government plan to burn down the city vandalized the business plane of the Prime Ministers Wife, Local businesses etc. WE SUPPOSE TO BELIEVE THIS WAS NOT related to yesterday events? ..this is joke.

      • %
        February 8, 2017

        Pure and unadulterated garbage..You want to twist peoples mind away from the Monfared matter?YOU SHALL FAIL.I would like to congratulate everyone who attended…Wow!!! This was a great turnout,and The Honourable was at his best!!!

  54. Shameful!
    February 8, 2017

    Boy, we must be well stupid to believe such rubbish. Lennox, Fontaine and Gabu got just what they have been calling for. Why are they distancing themselves from it now. One thing they need to realize is that the majority of Dominica has to be on their side for this to work.

    • Me
      February 8, 2017

      These guys are funny. All of sudden Lennox is the victim. lol :-D Unbelievable. Is not that you all wanted, now they want to distance themselves. Lennox himself said Police cannot tell them what or what not to do. hmmmm

      • February 8, 2017

        I like to know the law of the land and that also include the CONSTITUTION and I take the time to read and understand it why don’t you try it.

  55. KID ON THE BLOCK
    February 8, 2017

    Hope They should know the consequences of a failed coup!

    • Not a herd follower
      February 8, 2017

      A coup? You cannot be serious

      • Shameful!
        February 8, 2017

        Live Armour was fired at the police and it was part of the plan. Go think about that. Thank God the police was prepared.

  56. Concerned
    February 8, 2017

    well if they not related they are associated or correlated…

  57. %
    February 8, 2017

    I am 100000000000% with you on that HONOURABLE PATRIOT Lennox Linton.This was the best meeting I ever attended in terms of conduct,behaviour of the massive crowd,the speakers etc…The MONFARED matter was addressed among the many matters affecting Dominica…It must not go away..I condemn the vandalism like you have done honourable Linton..

  58. Real recognize Real
    February 8, 2017

    Last night u should be in the streets to calm them down, not now.
    What is done is done.

  59. JustSayN
    February 8, 2017

    Mr. Linton, I take cause with your refusal to accept some of the responsibility for last night’s events. Although I will agree that the actions of those who thought it necessary to cause havoc, were not the intent of the demonstration, you must agree that yesterday’s planned protest was the catalyst to last night’s vandalism. Today, both UWP’s supporters and opponents are negatively impacted by an ill advised, poorly organized demonstration. Today, some are without businesses, or jobs yo report to. The tourism industry will suffer an immediate blow, none of the cruise ships scheduled to dock in Dominica today will not make a port call, therefore the vendors, tour guides, restaurateurs will not make an honest dollar. The government will have to allocate funds to rebuilding and clean up. Dominica’s economy has been dealt another devastating blow.

    • mouth of the north
      February 8, 2017

      which economy u speaking about

    • OpenYourMind
      February 8, 2017

      And these funds you speak off, will come from where? Because CBI is a bad word remember, our passports too privileged to be sold. We’re the only country on this Planet where people buy citizenship but never step foot on the island, in other places, people are complaining theirs too many people coming into their country (UK, USA, FRANCE et all) and look we saying no thank you.

      • The word
        February 9, 2017

        So so stupid and uneducated and have no knowledge of anything taking place where passport for citizenship is concern ..America and the Canada you talking about are leaders in the same program. Get some good knowledge with current events before you write garbage,read some more.

    • YEa
      February 8, 2017

      Wonderful comment but I am telling you that was exactly their intentions. I know what I am talking about.

    • Anonymous
      February 8, 2017

      The cruise ship did come in as usual and I don’t think anyone lost their business…damages yeah..insurance. Just saying. I condemn what happened last night as well. Don’t blow it out of proportion though.

  60. No love for country
    February 8, 2017

    Just can’t digest nothin from this man . poor excuse oppositions leader . u need to make a general clean up in your mind body and soul

  61. Lenpro
    February 8, 2017

    BRAVO UWP PARTY/SUPPORTERS. That’s your Leader. (Lennox) who is in denial. That’s his vision for moving Dominica forward. He knows very well that he will never be Prime Minister On the other side he has also strengthen the Dominica Labor Party and its supporters. Wake up UWP party members your party is being drag down the gutter by this LENNOX who will not take any responsibility for his words and actions who will never realize that he is a failed leader and who will never win a general election. It is time to select a new party leader. Dominica will recover from this. Skerrit will still be Prime Minister and Labor is getting stronger.

  62. Dominique
    February 8, 2017

    Provocation by asking people to dress in red should be CONDEMNED. ………………. ………………………….. SHE looked for trouble by coming to the meeting.and provoking people, so where the other labourites there dress in red, like ……. the ministry renting from her she have to sing for her supper.

  63. Proud Dominican
    February 8, 2017

    Linton and his crew will get old, retire and die and will never see the face of power. We are praying, doing our novenas and lighting our candles. Not in our Ministry.

  64. LifeandDeath
    February 8, 2017

    It would be expected that shallow thinkers and crooked planners would turn the blame to the UWP. It was a terrible decision however to send Riot Police to bait peaceful demonstration. By this act the Police and the Goverment were subliminally inviting Riot. So don’t stand there with a straight face and ignore the sinister role that Gov’t played in agitating this unrest..
    The Gov’t must continue to remember that all Dominicans are entitled to equal rights to choose who to support. It is very disturbing that the DLP are free to have meetings without menacing police squads hovering (even snipers on rooftop) and whenever the UWP opposition plan an event the Police is sent out in large numbers and heavily armed..are not UWP supporters Dominicans too?
    So take time to analyze the real underlying issues, like doubt, fear, dependency, kleptocracy, lies, nepotism, despair and desperation that are the real drivers behind this unrest..Get Real and STOP the hypocrisy in Dominica..

    • smdh
      February 8, 2017

      some of us Dominicans are too hypocrite and got horse vision because we support a particular party. the riot squad only came in after the protesters set fire on the road and began sending stones and bottles after the police. we play too much damn politics in this place.

  65. Dominique
    February 8, 2017

    These were young (kawats) who took this opputurnity o cause chaos and problems, noting to do with the protest action.Blackmore and Justina et al where were you guys when they fire bomb GON Emanuel House, HYPOCRITES. They encourage people like Mammie to come to the meeting and provoke people that is why i not sorry for them.

  66. JustSayN
    February 8, 2017

    Mr. Linton I take cause with you refusing to accept some responsibility for last night’s events. I agree that the resulting vandalism was not the purpose of your protest, but you must agree that the rhetoric during the demonstration was the catalyst to last night’s events. Your condemnation was due at 6:30 p.m. last night. Today supporters and opponents alike are affected. Some are suddenly without businesses, and jobs, the government must now allocate resources for clean up. The tourism industry is impacted, none of the cruise ships scheduled to dock in Dominica this morning will make a port call. The vendors and the tour guides, will not earn an honest dollar today. Dominica’s economy has been dealt another devastating blow.

  67. February 8, 2017

    Free speech as related to the crime “Incitement to Riot” and free will
    So we have freedom of speech, but we also have a crime by Law or Human decency called “incitement to riot.”
    If you want to commit that crime, what you need to do is get up in front of a group of people, and say some words. If the words you say make the crowd angry enough to run around assaulting other citizens and destroying property for a while (that is, if they riot), then you’ve succeeded.

    Bear in mind, though, that you don’t have to actually assault anyone or destroy anyone’s property to be guilty of a crime. You just have to say things that inspire others to do those things. But you’ve still committed a crime. The idea is that the folks who rioted would never have done so if you hadn’t got them all riled up.
    Remember, too, that we also arrest and prosecute rioters for destruction of property.

  68. yungmusician
    February 8, 2017

    Linton has been calling for Dominica to be a responsible partner in global peace and security for weeks, yet he seem to have no interest for the same in his own homeland. The man repeatedly challenges the police, and refused to follow guidelines to prevent such lawless acts. Encouraging civil disobedience. Now he wants to distance himself from it. Why couldn’t your protest end at 3 p.m, peacefully. Not ready to be a leader of this country.

  69. February 8, 2017

    Yes it was about the UWP meeting. Stop trying to spin it. How can you have a meeting calling for the immediate resignation of the Government, give your supporters comfort that it is going happen. When it doesn’t happen and your supporters resort to random violence you try to take the high ground. Meanwhile ambassador in waiting Gabriel ” Snitch” Christian was busy making the rounds of Capitol Hill bad talking Dominica. Well if the USA has to depend on Gabriel Christian to inform it on what is happening in Dominica its intelligence services are in a really bad way.
    With all these allegations of sale of diplomatic passports with no evidence that a sale took place. People like Copley and Rijock continue to refer to the CBS 60 minutes program as an in-depth report, when the only information came from Lennox and he provided no evidence. Allison Maduke is in London it is alleged that she paid for the diplomatic passport, why not interview her to find out if she did pay.

  70. A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
    February 8, 2017

    Don’t even go there UWP. We heard you loud and clear. A leopard cannot change its spots.

  71. Tell it like it is
    February 8, 2017

    Hypocrite! What wouldn`t you say! You called for D-Day, what did you think it meant? Don`t tell me you are that naive and if such is the case then Dominica is in more trouble than I imagined. Lennox be a man and accept responsibility for what transpired lastnight in Roseau. You are soley responsible! You called for D-Day you got D-Day so don`t run and hide now behind you hypocracy!

  72. Phoenix
    February 8, 2017

    So when all the evidence points to you and you say that it wasn’t you we are just suppose to believe you, but when all the evidence is made up by you and you accuse Roosevelt Skerrit and he says it’s not true, you asking us not to believe him. Double standards.

    there is a difference between a spontaneous protest or demonstration which must adhere to different rules under the constitution and a planned march or demonstration for which you sought permission. You were given specific start and end times for your event, but you broke the law firstly when you said on the microphone and I quote: “No police or authority can tell us when we should end”. Secondly, when you fail to bring the meeting to a close and thirdly when you left the meeting while your supporters were still assembled.
    So yes Mr. Linton you are responsible. I know you know the law, well I assume that you do and ignorance to the law is no excuse.

  73. Academic
    February 8, 2017

    Any dumb can see the hypocrisy and double standard of the Labour party.
    If only they had meant anything good, they would not have encouraged their cronies to wear red as a mark of defiance to those attending the planned meeting.
    Secondly, they made no effort at discouraging their same cronies from interfering with the planned meeting. This was a set up.
    My heart bleeds over Dominica.

    • Barbara Saunders
      February 8, 2017

      Academic

      I take it that you are serious? the Leader said that the meeting went well and had finished when the trouble started. He said nothing about the labour cronies who although dressed in red were standing quietly taking in the scene.

      I guess you did not hear the leader saying that Carbon the Commissioner had no legal authority to determine when their meeting should stop and they are not little children to respond to Carbon’s illegal instructions to stop at three and don’t obey any illegal instructions from Carbon?

      I guess you also did not hear the meeting continue until four thirty or so, over one hour after the authorised time? I guess you did not notice the restraint of the police in not enforcing the agreed time for stoppage, now in retrospect I realise it was to prevent the very events that happened later. I also guess you did not notice the “targetted” vandalism?

      I guess you also did not notice that the leaders were no where around to get hurt in any riot?

      • Barbara Saunders
        February 8, 2017

        DNO
        I gave a comment after this it was moderated. This one has not been

  74. Cyrique
    February 8, 2017

    Is Lennox kidding??? He’s given Dominica a very bad name. He has proven that he’s NOT PM material. The image of the fire and general hoodlumism was plastered all over the world. Shame on Linton!!

  75. shay
    February 8, 2017

    You want to figure out how you got to this? Your party agreed to end demonstration at 3 O’clock…that’s when you decided to come back on and talk going way past 5. Causing mayhem and showing your followers that they don’t need to obey the law. . I have never voted, but as a young lady deciding which party I should vote for, based on your actions and clear hunger for power, you will NEVER get my vote.

    • Anonymous
      February 8, 2017

      This has always been my rationalism between the two if necessary I will choose the lesser evil. All this hate and antagonism over one man is just sickening

      • Barbara Saunders
        February 8, 2017

        Anonymous

        Your sentiments are shared. Dominica has been transformed into a cesspool of antagonism, disrespect, hatred, envy, malice, jealousy, unkindness, bad-mouthing, cynicism all in the quest to discredit one man – Deservedly or undeservedly depending on personal perspective.

        I keep wondering whether the destruction of a country and society is a reasonable price to pay to bring down one man!

  76. arawak
    February 8, 2017

    the meeting ended. thugs who want to be violent took advantage of the situation. who knows if these were even at the meeting. easy to blame uwp for what happened last night.

  77. Thanks
    February 8, 2017

    So how come DNO has this online since what and Matt is playing this at 8:45 am in the morning.? Smfh.

  78. Ras Ju
    February 8, 2017

    If the perpetrators are caught, they should be dealt with under the rule of law and I hope regardless of party affiliation they do not dare to think for one minute that they are being politically victimised.

  79. Concerned Citizen
    February 8, 2017

    Thank you Mr Linton,,,,you are right we need to all come together and figure a way forward. This is not the time to cast stones or point fingers,,,not when the country Needs everyone to come together… We will rise again Dominica..We will rise. Your weeping may endure for a night,,,but joy will surely come in the morning…..God bless our Island….

  80. ***
    February 8, 2017

    UWP must be very Happy! SMDH. Politicians must be held responsible for inputting these ideas into the minds of their weaker followers.
    Its not your doing you said? Had it not been for this gathering and your message would this have happened?

  81. no name
    February 8, 2017

    Well said Mr Linton. Those same people who are condemning you today are those same ones who instigated violence in 1979.

    • Real recognize Real
      February 8, 2017

      Two wrongs don’t make a rite
      And if i remember well, Linton was also condemning 1979.

  82. Thanks
    February 8, 2017

    Seriously Linton? Thank you.

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