Govt. attorney describes as ‘baseless’ and a ‘fund raising ploy’, Opposition Leader’s letter to Police Chief

Anthony Astaphan, Lennox Linton

Senior Counsel (SC) Anthony Astaphan has come to the defense of Dr. Vince Henderson, the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) candidate in the upcoming Grand Bay election whose eligibility to contest the seat is now being questioned.

Last week, leader of the parliamentary opposition, Lennox Linton, wrote to the Chief of Police, Daniel Carbon, seeking an immediate investigation into the DLP candidate’s nomination.

In the letter to Carbon, dated November 11, 2021 and copied to the Chairman of Dominica’s Electoral Commission, the Chief Elections Officer, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and Dr. Henderson, Linton contends that the DLP nominee is in violation of Dominica’s constitution and electoral law which prohibits anyone in the public service, and/or in a position of emolument in service to the State, from being accepted to run in any election on nomination day.

In 2016, Dr. Henderson was appointed as Ambassador of the Commonwealth of Dominica to the United States of America (USA) and the Organization of American States (OAS).

“As of nomination day for the by-election, November 9th, 2021, there was no public announcement by the Government of Dominica that Henderson was recalled or had resigned or tendered his credentials of withdrawal from his position,” Linton stated.

Linton further claimed that  Dr. Henderson appears to have made a “false or untrue declaration” in the nomination process for which he may be criminally liable under the Statutory Declarations Act Chapter 5:53.

He appealed to the Chief of Police to launch an investigation and asked that Henderson “provides the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) with duly authenticated letters, under the oath of the Minister of Foreign Affairs or Chief Establishment Officer, confirming that such letters of resignation and withdrawal of credentials to the OAS/USA were tendered prior to November 9, 2021.”

Failure to provide such information, Linton insisted, should result in criminal charges being laid against Henderson. He appealed to Carbon to act with urgency in investigating and/or prosecuting this matter as, according to him, “time is of the essence.”

However, an attorney for the government, SC Anthony Astaphan, has deemed Linton’s letter baseless and another ploy by the United Worker Party (UWP) to raise funds.

“My view is very clear on this so-called Vince Henderson matter. It’s another scam. It’s another fabrication created within the mindset of Lennox Linton and put out like a buffet to the people in this country, especially his supporters,” he said in a statement to the media.

“And rest assured,” Astaphan continued, “they are going to try to rely on this to raise funds as well. It’s another nonsense, fruitless but dangerous lie that has been put forward in the public domain.”

According to the attorney, based on a ruling by the Court of Appeal in the Charles Savarin v John Williams matter, only an individual who is employed by or an agent of the government is disqualified.

“The disqualification only applies to persons who are appointed in the public service, capital P capital S, the permanent and pensionable public service, and appointed by one of the commissioners, whether it is the Public Service Commission, perhaps the Police Service Commission, and or the judiciary Legal Services Commission. It does not apply to the ambassador,” the Senior Counsel insisted.

Although Astaphan says he has seen proof of Dr. Henderson’s resignation from his ambassadorial position, he maintains that the DLP’s candidate would still be legitimate in contesting the election as an Ambassador.

“So even if Vince Henderson was 100% still an active ambassador on behalf of the government by contract and being paid, that is not a disqualifying factor,” he argues. “The same way the Court of Appeals said that the general manager of NDC is not in the public service although he’s working within the framework of the government, he is not appointed by any of the public service commissions under the Constitution.”

Astaphan further posits that there is no proof to support claims that Henderson is in fact being paid or under contract by the government at all and claims that  “these guys are probably looking to raise money, so they throw out another lie.”

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78 Comments

  1. Ibo France
    November 21, 2021

    To believe the Senior Counsel is to believe that elephants can fly. Deception is the man’s religion. The man would even try to convince you that astronauts have landed and walked on the sun. Be guided by common sense and the wee ad guest counsel of principled people with an impeccable track record of honesty and integrity.

  2. Viewsexpressed
    November 20, 2021

    Hon. Lennox Linton is a formidable Decent Trusted Committed Professional MATURED Experienced Dedicated Leadership. He deserves all the respect for all that he has done and committed to the People of Dominica and the Obvious Socio-Economic DEVELOPMENT of our Dominica’. It’s time to get this happening. This Government is just NOT knowledgeable, lacks Visionary concept and has not shown any meaningful development concept for our People and Country. We need new leadership and DECENT Committed MATURED Experienced Commited TRUSTED Professional Politician to manage our Dominica in the interest of our People and our Dominica.
    APRES BONDIE CE LATER.
    It’s now time for change….to elevate our people and families and build up our Villages, communities. GOD is Good.

  3. Lin clown
    November 19, 2021

    Lennox Linton,Gabriel Christian,Irvin Andre,Dale Dangleben andSean Douglas are campaigning on a platform PROMOTING stupidity.They are accepting the the highest level of stupidity as a badge of honour.

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    • Viewsexpressed
      November 20, 2021

      Madam Lin Clown🤡, honestly we are not able to comprehend your thoughts. That you are just following an outdated old car that drives without well knowledgeable Driver or chaffeur meaning that this OUTDATED political car is not running well therefore the Politcal driver is just NOT knowledgeable of good governance, manage let alone lacks Visionary, Incompetent leadership as this Prime (ODD) Overstayed Minister.
      Our Nature Island Dominica is going nowhere with This incompetent Labour Prime MINISTER and his BLIND LABOUR PARTY GOVERNMENT. It appears, and is obvious that Skerrit is of Not Leadership Material to lead this FAILED LABOUR Party Government that has Overstayed and taking us we the suffering people absolutely no where. This Red Clinic is an Abuse. It’s time this Failed Incompetent IMMATURE sitting PRIME MINISTER (?) Get the Hell OUT OF OUR GOVERNMENT and People. We need visionary Mature Experienced Professional Trusted Committed Leadership working on our behalf in our…

    • Viewsexpressed
      November 20, 2021

      Madam Lin Clown🤡, honestly we are not able to comprehend your thoughts. That you are just following an outdated old car that drives without well knowledgeable Driver or chaffeur meaning that this OUTDATED political car is not running well therefore the Politcal driver is just NOT knowledgeable of good governance, manage let alone lacks Visionary, Incompetent leadership as this Prime (ODD) Overstayed Minister.
      Our Nature Island Dominica is going nowhere with This incompetent Labour Prime MINISTER and his BLIND LABOUR PARTY GOVERNMENT. It appears, and is obvious that Skerrit is of Not Leadership Material to lead this FAILED LABOUR Party Government that has Overstayed and taking us we the suffering people absolutely no where. This Red Clinic is an Abuse. It’s time this Failed Incompetent IMMATURE sitting PRIME MINISTER (?) Get the Hell OUT OF OUR GOVERNMENT and People. We need visionary Mature Experienced Professional Trusted Committed Leadership working on our behalf in our…

  4. Realist aka Expat
    November 19, 2021

    I am somewhat shocked but not surprised by the responses to Astaphan’s take on the Vince Henderson’s saga relative to his qualification to contest the Grand Bay by-election. Astaphan stated that there are laws and precedents which allow Vince to be qualified. Is Astaphan the only lawyer who knows the election laws of Dominica? Some people suggest that he is a liar. Why hasn’t a lawyer from UWP or any other lawyer refute what Astaphan said? This situation makes Lenox and the UWP look irresponsible.

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    • Gary
      November 20, 2021

      It is sad reading comments like yours, why do you guys make your political partisan beliefs supersede reason and understanding. The law is what it is, a precedent is a judicial decision that is binding, why do you think that these two things are to be subservient to political partisan beliefs. The question that you are not asking, why is it that Linton did not seek legal advice or use the resources he has as the Opposition Leader to find out if Vince Henderson nomination violated the electoral laws as he has alleged before writing such a worthless letter.

      Linton thrives on these types of confrontations, it appeals to a segment of his constituency and followers of his Party, don’t you see a pattern. As to why hasn’t a lawyer from UWP or any other lawyer refute SC Astaphan, it’s because the law is clear regarding the matter.

  5. Marwina
    November 19, 2021

    I thought that legal dwarf had finally disappeared from our shores.

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  6. Lin clown
    November 18, 2021

    Jonathan Y Younglow St.Jean,the brother or Gabriel Butcher Young St Jean,former Supt.of police,should know better.Lennox Linton is accusing Dr.Vince Henderson of committing a CRIMINAL offence,Because Lennox is the one making the accusation Vince has nothing to prove.These UWP supporters are so corrupt,they accuse you of stealing ,you deny stealing,yet they ask you to go get the thing you stole.UWP did not learn form Skerrit’s duel citizenship case.Linton is saying Vince was illegally nominated PROVE IT.

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    • Jonathan Y St Jean
      November 19, 2021

      @Lin clown, Monfared was in Dominca and yet it was denied. Choksi was kidnapped and brought to Dominca against his will, yet he was being denied the services of legal counsel and they brought in a plane to try and ship him to India, the PM underreported the figure for receipts of passport sales by $1.2 billion yet that was initially denied. I think that I’ve said enough to prove that the cabal has a forked tongue. Vince is part of the cabal, isn’t he?. Let me once again raise a scenario. If I’m witness to a child sexual assault and I report it to the police sounds like you would want to get the police to tell me prove it before they carry out an investigation. What has happened to the rule of law? What a den of vipers that Dominca has become with the cabal and it’s enablers.
      Why do you have to bring up my brother in your ridiculous comment. Glad that you know my complete name, no pseudo there. Can you do the same? I doubt it whilst you sing for your supper.

  7. Dominican
    November 18, 2021

    I must take issue with Senior Counsel on this. The Government Information Service (GIS) announced the appointment of Vince Henderson, by the government of Dominica, as their new Ambassador for the U.S.A. effective 1 Oct. and of the OAS effective 1 Oct. 2016. An ambassador is an accredited diplomat sent by a country as its permanent representative in a foreign country. It is inconceivable that such an ambassador would not take directions from the government he/she represents. The expenses for maintaining this post, including remuneration would be for the account of the country represented, and make the ambassador an employee of the government of the country represented. Even if the expenses of such a mission were to be covered by a third party would not alter the fact that the ambassador is a paid employee of the government (the principal), which he/she represents.
    See also DNO of 4 Oct., 2016, carrying a relevant press release emanating from the government.

    ADMIN: https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/international-relations/govt-appoints-dr-vince-henderson-ambassador-to-us-and-oas/

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  8. Ibo France
    November 18, 2021

    Tony Astaphan is as predictable as the sunrise and the sunset. His vacuous and specious statements are precisely what I expected from this verbal contortionist concerning this specific issue. . This is not a frivolous issue that we should summarily dismiss. Election of our MPs is like the soul of our democracy. It should always be transparent, above board, with no involvement of illegality.

    Here, one candidate is accused of violating the electoral laws and should be declared ineligible as a candidate to contest the upcoming by-election in Grand Bay. To extinguish the furor surrounding this allegation, the accused should simply produce the relevant documents showing the date of his resignation. Is that so hard to do if you have the relevant documents?

    Every honest Dominican knows that this incumbent regime is shady. It is shrouded in darkness. It is mortally afraid of sunlight. With this regime, you have to verify before you trust one word coming from them.

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    • Pipo
      November 19, 2021

      Lawyers first and foremost defend the interest of their clients, as they should. The recent case of one of our lawyers acting on behalf of a funeral home demonstrates this. It has little or nothing to do with ethics or morals. The law does not concern itself with that. You act on behalf of the party you have agreed to accept payment from. To some of that fraternity as long as something is not strictly illegal it is legal, period. It is O.K. to sleep with your mother in law if you are both consenting adults but would it be ethical and moral? Judge Judy would have a field day with that, isn’t Tony.

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      • Ibo France
        November 19, 2021

        More times that not Tony acts more like a politician than an attorney. Don’t you listen to his political diatribe? He also curses like a street prostitute.

        Not all lawyers worship money. They are still some lawyers out there who are morally and ethically impeccable although they are in the minority.

      • Gary
        November 20, 2021

        Lawyers are officers of the Court, that is where their foremost duty is, the interest of their clients are not adjudicated arbitrarily or irrational. The matter before us is not about ethics or morality. SC Astaphan is clearly stating what the law is regarding Linton allegation, this has nothing to do with ethics or morals.

        When you say quote “To some of that fraternity as long as something is not strictly illegal it is legal, period” that is mumbo jumbo, but I will tell you this there is a difference between Lawful and Legal, but that’s not what this matter is about. You are creating something to give credence to your political partisan beliefs, it is like someone who belongs to a cult creating an unrelated scenario to justify the actions of their leader, enjoy your denial cocktail.

  9. Walter
    November 18, 2021

    Has anyone else noticed how Astaphan looks just like Dr Evil in the Austin Powers movies ? Do you think there’s a MiniMe ? Let’s hope not!

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    • Taipan
      November 18, 2021

      :-P :-P :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :mrgreen:

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    • Waiting For Airport
      November 19, 2021

      You ever watch sin city? He looking like the big head padna in that that smelling :-D

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  10. Viewsexpressed
    November 18, 2021

    For on-going Years we are Fedup with the thoughts and outdated messages of this outdated so called Senior Council, Irrelevant and nociated of on going Merry Go Round. Pretty often Exaggerating and an going Nuisance with this ongoing despicable thoughts that means absolutely no concept of meaningful discussion for we the people.

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    • Gary
      November 20, 2021

      It is not SC Astaphan that irritates you, examine yourself, start with your beliefs and perceptions, question them. Why are you that fed up by someone who just clearly says what the law is. How longer are you going to sustain this, wow.

  11. Waiting For Airport
    November 18, 2021

    Once senior counsel have to get involved, all you fraid. Do the investigation, if Vince have nothing to hide, all you will get a one up on Linton make him look stupid- a win win for all you!

    But we have come to accept that laws, investigations and things of that nature don’t apply to Uncle and his team, so we not holding our breath! We expect uncle will come up with a way to sweep this under the carpet and carry on like it never happened.

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    • Lin clown
      November 18, 2021

      That is why AHOLES like FRANCISCO- DOGS and his party will never win an election.Mr FRANCISCO-DOGS Dominicans know Sec 32(1)(a) of the constitution of the commonwealh of Dominica,makes provision for Dual citizens.I have a son who was born in Dominica,I took him to the USA at the age of 6 and made him a US citizen.He has Dual citizenship .He can be legally nominated to contest any election in Dominica.He did not make himself a US citizen,I made him.Because of his age he could not take the oath of allegiance.JACKA.

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  12. Eagle-Eyed
    November 17, 2021

    Linton is trying to emulate Trump and his GOP rogues in the US. They spew a lot of lies and fantasies then reach out to their base to raise funds for their next election campaign. While Trump is getting richer from scamming his crazy followers, Linton cannot claim to be as successful and as a result never get elected because he never have enough money to fund an effective campaign and always fall flat on his face.

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    • %
      November 18, 2021

      You are just a dishonest, empty, disingenuous individual that believes that everything is based on money, but principle is of no use. Do you know where the money running your campaign is coming from?? It’s my business?
      Can you tell the readers DLP’s accomplishments in GBay??

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      • Eagle-Eyes
        November 19, 2021

        @%, you referring to me as being dishonest is like the pot calling the kettle black. You are the most nefarious contributor on this platform. You should try and remove the beam from your eyes before trying to reflect it on others. :oops: :oops: :oops:

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        • Ibo France
          November 19, 2021

          The problem with your argument, Owl-Eyes, you are the pot. % gives us the fact but you give nothing but fictitious stories. You are a creature of the night mortally afraid of light (truth).

        • Viewsexpressed
          November 20, 2021

          Eagle 🦅 Eyes 👁️👀 to be honest we are not filtered with your thoughts above. Wake Up and conceptualize properly with a concept of some level of decency and Respect and political concept and decency. This is our Country Dominica, our Nature Island and we desperately need change and decency in our Politics and our GOVERNMENT. This Incompetent LABOUR PARTY GOVERNMENT under this Failed Incompetent Irrelevant LABOUR PRIME MINISTER is taking us, we the PEOPLE absolutely nowhere. No wonder this ridiculous, Immature, Visionless Failed incompetent, leadership Labour’s Leadership is taking us, we the people absolutely nowhere. Skerrit And his Failed incompetent immnature Government must get the HELL OUT of OUR GOVERNMENT and make way for decent Trusted Committed Professional Dedicated Leadership. We have had ENOUGH of the abuse of this Deceptive RED BOBOL CLINIC’ to gain fame and honour from our suffering Jobless YOUTH and People.
          Dominica is in need of development and NOT this FAILED LABOUR.

      • Gary
        November 20, 2021

        You should be the last to be talking about principle and dishonesty, start with the person you so strongly admirer. I have told you before that you never seem to understand what it truly means to have principle. Here you go again another silly repetitive assumption about money for campaign where it is coming from, well if you know tell us.

    • Under the radar
      November 18, 2021

      Put down the crack pipe fella

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  13. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    November 17, 2021

    Whereas Roosevelt Skerrit that damn corrupted crook has been an illegitimate prime Minister of the country for all these years as a legal Frenchman by citizenship, what difference will it make if corrupted and crooked Henderson is elected?

    The in Dominica is none effective where it pertains to politicians, and murderers you.
    Murderers kill in Dominica, and always walk free. The powers that be steal, they rob they plunder the poor, while holding their nose high pretending to be what they are not.
    A three piece suit and a title especially a bought title cannot erase the fact that I Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque is damn corrupted thief!
    I in power, all I do is thief government billions, while people are paid $4.50 per hour not enough to feed them for five days.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      November 17, 2021

      I meant the law in Dominica is none effective in regards to murderers and servicing politicians, which are in the same category.
      A murderer, a liar, a politician in power not opposition, and a thief are all one of the same!
      Hahahahahahahahah!

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  14. Annon
    November 17, 2021

    Not true sir. Read the contents and the studies.

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  15. steve jarvis
    November 17, 2021

    i am the first one writing a comment and dno is telling me i have said that already.something is wrong at dno

    ADMIN: Please check again, all your comments should have been published. You can sometimes get this message if you accidentally hit the “post comment” button more than once.

    • November 18, 2021

      ADMIN, You really have a lot of annoying commentators on this board–especially the way they jump to all kinds of conclusions against your service.

      What Steve jarvis described happens to me all the time, and I know right away that what you explained is the reason. I see my comment when I refresh the page.

      Those people should be thankful for your patience with them by sincerely responding to their disrespectful complaints

      ADMIN: Thank you for sharing your experience.

      At the same time, in order to have a free forum we must let a true diversity of views contend. Even, and perhaps especially, those views we do not agree with or may simply dislike.

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      • Bishops
        November 21, 2021

        No one more annoying then you HYPOCRITE!

  16. steve jarvis
    November 17, 2021

    stop playing around this thing and let all dominican know the status of dr hendo be good for once let the nation know.

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  17. Jonathan Y St Jean
    November 17, 2021

    The call by Lennox Linton is for the police to investigate the matter, so when Tony As.-taphan comes out stating that it’s a lie and it’s dangerous, my question is what is dangerous and the lie when the man is asking for the police to provide some clarity on the matter. Because Tony might know, as he claims, that doesn’t mean that the leader of the opposition is privy to the same information that Tony Ass-taphan has. I don’t get his point. Let the police come back with the information they were asked to investigate. Tony isn’t the spokesperson for the police.

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    • Gary
      November 18, 2021

      Your silliness is so pathetic. Your comment can be referred to as a person who is alive but is convinced he needs God to tell him, neglecting to use his God given intelligence to know that he is alive, it is so sad what your political beliefs has done to your mind. Why can’t you accept that you are being hoodwinked by Linton.

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        November 18, 2021

        Gary there are lots of people who are alive, but are actually dead, and by that I mean spiritually dead!
        Hence, they do need to hear the word of God in order bring them out from under the domination and oppression of the devil.
        Some people believe they are masters of their destiny and life, but they not too far from physical death.

        • Gary
          November 22, 2021

          The opening statements of your comment are just a
          religious theological dogma, it is not an acquisition of Self-realization. Have you ever question the things you believe. You must stop looking at appearances. Your religious concept of spiritually dead, applies to the outer personality of the physical body the real YOU is not disturbed or affected by such concept.

          When you know and realize that you are spirit, you are an immortal child of God, a light being where there is no darkness within you allowing nothing to bind or limit you, that is how you deal with the outer personality of the physical body, the false self which you like to allude to which you constantly give adoration to.

          Regarding the last two lines of your comment, the holy book the Bible reminds us of the power to control our destiny, As a man thinketh in is heart so is he, that is a universal truth, we have access to this
          creative force, with our consciousness and thoughts.

      • Jonathan Y St Jean
        November 18, 2021

        @Gary, your incongruent piece just shows that you are a hater. Keep on hating. I’ll continue to 🤣 LMAO.

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        • Gary
          November 22, 2021

          Do you think calling me a hater makes me a hater, simply by disagreeing with you, wow.

      • Oh Men
        November 19, 2021

        @Gary you are a very grumpy person and a waste of time. Write something on your own for once! All you keep doing is barking at other people’s contributions. You are a real pain. Go away.

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        • Gary
          November 22, 2021

          When you write or express your opinion, why do think it is unfair for someone to question what you have written, why don’t you like resistance, resistance is good, why do you want me to go away, so this forum is only for those who bash the Government. We are all Dominicans, we want the best for our Country You have a right to support what ever political Party you want, so do I. I have no problem with you questioning my opinion. One of the ways
          to a healthy democracy is though open discussions and dialogue of opinions.

      • Viewsexpressed
        November 20, 2021

        Thanks much Johnathan, well penned, well thought. This Tony Astaphans has nothing of value or concept to say to us or elevate our people.
        My interest and concern is First the life and security of all of our people and our prestigious NATURE ISLE OUR Dominica. Also we are expecting decency in our Government and No Deceptive behaviour by this RED CLINIC BOBOLISTIC Deceptiveness an ABUSE of our States Funds that this failed incompetent Prime MINISTER to gain Fame and loyalty and has failed in knowledgeable of Socio-Economic Development Concept meaning that our people is of the Priority that they live as life of DECENT Living on the Guidance of their Parents, extended FAMILIES and neighbors. This RED CLINIC BOBOLISTIC Deceptiveness behavior is shameful and just to gain fame and deceipt loyalty. We need this incompetent Labour Leader out of our government ASAP.
        We need to raise the profile of meaningful Socio-Economic DEVELOPMENT and managed well accommodating everyone to elevate our…

        • Gary
          November 22, 2021

          When you say, quote, “this Tony Astaphan has nothing of value or concept to say to us or elevate our people.” the matter before us is not about Tony trying to elevate our people, Linton made an allegation which there was no need for, Tony simply showed what the Law is regarding Linton allegation, is this not value to the Dominican people,letting us know what the law is putting to rest Linton ludicrous
          allegation. If you and others do not like to hear the truth regarding such matter, be it. The law is what it is.

          You want to remove this Government ASAP, do you think the method of Linton creating mischievous allegations is going to create the dream you want. When are you going to come to an understanding
          that the people of Dominica are not swayed by Linton actions. The UWP was given a chance to govern, and they made a mess, that’s why they were removed.

  18. Ibo France
    November 17, 2021

    DNO,, please be of some help, at least, this one time. Why don’t your popular news site do some investigative journalism for once.

    Try to verify from the relevant sources at the OAS and the U.S. whether or not Vince Henderson rendered his resignation before November 9, 2021. By just publishing statements from the verbal contortionist (Senior Counsel) verbatim is meaningless. The man has zero credibility. He’s as predictable as the sunrise and the sunset.

    The media outlets potentially have significant social influence. What oxygen is to fire, investigative journalism and the media are to a thriving democracy. The media houses in Dominica are performing far below par. Honestly, they are woefully inept and shamefully biased. They are truly antithetical to progress.

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    • Gary
      November 18, 2021

      You are so supposed to be an intelligent person and this is the comment you are making. Did you read what the law says and a Court precedent established, gosh, how silly you are with asking to verify from the relevant sources at the OAS and the U.S. whether Vince Henderson rendered his resignation before November 9, 2021.
      Enjoy your denial cocktail.

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    • November 18, 2021

      Ibo France, first of all, you have acknowledged that Lennox is blank about the situation he is asking to be corrected–in other words he doesn’t know if it is wrong.

      And what if DNO should do as you suggested, and they discovered that what Senior Counsel said is true–which is not what you want to hear– and they printed out their findings as a News Article, who would be the great fool? Neither can they do the same if their findings were the other way around.

      So you should know that DNO cannot do such a thing as a News Medium, in that situation–especially to publish what they discovered. It is no one’s place but Lennox Linton to do what you are asking, that is why he went to the Police Department–he has no other choice.

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      • Ibo France
        November 18, 2021

        Lizzy-X, what is the role of the news media? Do you even know? Your knowledge on most things of importance is severely limited. Your lengthy, tedious and meandering posts do nothing to bring clarity or add any form of substance to national issues.

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      • Viewsexpressed
        November 20, 2021

        Hon. Lennox Linton is a formidable Decent Trusted Committed Professional MATURED Experienced Dedicated Leadership. He deserves all the respect for all that he has done and committed to the People of Dominica and the Obvious Socio-Economic DEVELOPMENT of our Dominica’. It’s time to get this happening. This Government is just NOT knowledgeable, lacks Visionary concept and has not shown any meaningful development concept for our People and Country. We need new leadership and DECENT Committed MATURED Experienced Commited TRUSTED Professional Politician to manage our Dominica in the interest of our People and our Dominica.
        APRES BONDIE CE LATER.
        It’s now time for change….to elevate our people and families and build up our Villages, communities. GOD is Good.

  19. Man bites dogs
    November 17, 2021

    It is time to kick ugly Lenny, out and get someone such as handbag, to be the leader of the opposition. Put all jokes aside I am positive Mr Julius Gabriel, – Handbag would be a much better leader for that so-called UWP lots it would be impossible to be any worse – case scenario than ugly Lenny, he is a potential disaster in any given situation, come on handbag start knocking at UWP HQ @Q95radio Station for that job you have nothing to lose but much to gain, in any case you are much more educated than Lenny, any day!!!!!

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    • Ibo France
      November 18, 2021

      Dog Biter! Never once a sensible comment. Your posts are always irrelevant, illogical, asinine and worthless. Do you have moss, mold, weeds and bushes growing where a brain should be?

      By the way, are you biologically related to Lie Clown and Lizforsatan? This ‘brainlessness’ has to be a hereditary thing among the three of you.

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    • Viewsexpressed
      November 20, 2021

      Man Bites DOGS, your Insulting Disgusting Disrespectful Shameful Blind thoughts is unprofessional and out of taste. Try to be more RESPECTFUL and Decent in your thoughts.
      APRES BONDIE CE LATER.
      We need to Raise the Profile of our Government, our Nature Island and be all of our People.
      We need a change in government with strong visionary leadership.
      APRES BONDIE CE LATER. GOD is Good.

  20. dissident
    November 17, 2021

    That lawyer stinks of disrespect!
    A letter written to the police commissioner and electoral office is not a fundraiser campaign!!!!!!
    Utter garbage from a lawyer who represents Roosevelt Skerrit……he is Skerrit lawyer.
    Tony refuses to give de letter it’s credit because it comes from Lennox Linton…. period….. and he doesn’t want to give de leader of the opposition de respect he deserves.
    If de dlp had a resignation letter from Vince they could have silenced Lennox Linton already….. put de document in de public for de leader of de opposition to face public scrutiny nuh. Failure to do that proves that you hiding hoping that the results of the by-election will vindicate you.
    Does Vince hold a position of emolument???
    Yes or no!!!!!
    What is so difficult?

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    • Man bite dogs
      November 18, 2021

      @dissident, In case you didn’t know that same lawyer you on about and Pm Skerrit, were the ones who helped Ugly Lenny, when Antigua, kicked him out of their country like a dog, Tony Astafan, was the man he came begging for help now Lenny is ungrateful big mouth rubbish.

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      • dissident
        November 18, 2021

        Tony work for Money…..end of story.
        I remember what Tony said about his client Skerrit with regard to de disrespect of a former Grand Bay parliamentary representative…..now Tony work for Skerrit…… it’s all about money!!!!!
        So…….is Vince holding a position of emolument or not!!???
        That is de only we question.

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        • Man bites dogs
          November 21, 2021

          @dissident, And I suppose you work for salt is it? Man/woman or mule shut your crap you make no sense at all please go away!!!!

      • dissident
        November 18, 2021

        Ugliness lies in de eye of de beholder……. careful…. watch yourself

    • Gary
      November 18, 2021

      Are you guys following in Cult, are you serious suggesting quote “Tony refuses to give de letter it’s credit because it comes from Lennox Linton…. period….. and he doesn’t want to give de leader of the opposition de respect he deserves.” For someone who has been an Opposition Leader for that a long period, doesn’t it occur to you that he could use the resources available to him before he wrote such a worthless letter making these allegations. Why does Linton need credit for writing such a letter when he has shown how incompetent he is as an Opposition Leader, does Linton really deserve credit for such incompetence.

      Don’t you question Linton, pattern of his antics throughout his political career as Opposition Leader. How can you keep doing the same thing over and over and expect to get different result.

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      • Viewsexpressed
        November 18, 2021

        Gary, this is a long and whinning Irrelevant message you pen there hoping that we the people of Dominica are stupid not to comprehend this Nonsensical Ridiculous Thoughts operated by your pen and on behalf of this Failed Incompetent Irrelevant LABOUR GOVERNMENT who is Visionless lead by one who assumes to be a political leader and in government, doing what, we just do not know BUT it’s our Honourable LENNOX LINTON, leader of the Opposition you’ll want to go after. It tells me and our people that this Failed incompetent immnature Visionless LABOUR GOVERNMENT and incompetent Labour Leader has absolutely no understanding of Socio-Economic Development Concept needed to elevate our people and our Dominica to a level of meaningful Development and NOT politically buying our poor Suffering Unemployed Struggling FAMILIES and People but CREATED this Devious despicable RED BOBOLISTIC Clinic just for fame and Insulting our People with this so called RED CLINIC to gain fame/votes. Labour Failed.

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    • November 18, 2021

      @dissident, what Senior Counsel is saying, by claiming that Lennox’s scheme is a “fundraiser plan” it is that his rich followers would start piling up money for the party, in case there is a court trial against Mr Henderson and the Labour Party.

      But Senior Counsel knows that that is not going to happen, and Lennox knows it too. But the Party is broke, and he just found another reason to cash in some money from his foolish followers–that is a fundraiser in disguise. Think before you start making a fool of yourself.

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      • Ibo France
        November 20, 2021

        Everything the verbal acrobat spits out you swallow it even if it is malodorous.

    • Toto
      November 20, 2021

      Is because Tony is stale and past his sell-by date.

  21. %
    November 17, 2021

    THIS IS NOT A LENNOX LINTON ISSUE!!! Tony is a very, very LITTLE man, in the entire scheme of things, so he seeks attention.
    Tony when you speak most Dominicans including labourites dismiss whatever you say, because they have heard enough of your trickery, your lies, you deceit, your shenanigans and your deception, to maintain the Skerrit winning legacy, you spoke about in an e-mail in 2008. I am now trying to influence some others Grandbarians to start a MOBILISATION PROCESS, so that we hit the street to show our disgust. Presently in GBay its Christmas in November. Rentals, money , red flags, music, doors, windows, etc,are all running out of style. Faces that lived in St Croix and St Thomas for years are already on the ground. Even news about Ferries too??? This is not a Lennox Linton issue, its a DOMINICA issue people.
    CCM, MOON SERIERE, you too should gird your loins! We must protest this madness, or else we lose this country called Dominica!!!
    Dominica is ours to protect!

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    • Man bite dogs
      November 18, 2021

      @% When you want to throw words at Tony, please don’t include Labour supporters in your sad little life, get back to your cage alongside your Reptilians Elite Conspiracy Theories OK!!

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      • Viewsexpressed
        November 18, 2021

        Tony needs to be in company with this so called infamous “Man BITES DOGS 🐶🐕. Woof woof. That’s where all this Barking comes from, no wonder our government is failure under this incompetent Questionable Inmature, visionless PRIME MINISTER and Failed Prime MINISTER.
        We need visionary Mature Experienced Commited TRUSTED MATURED Trusted Professional Dedicated Leadership in our Government and our Dominica on behalf of our People. This sitting incompetent Failed Labour Government is a waste of time and has failed our people and reduced them to begging through this Devious despicable Insulting Red Clinic. What a Fake Failed incompetent immnature Visionless LABOUR GOVERNMENT. This LABOUR GOVERNMENT has Poor leadership and has absolutely no knowledge of Socio-Economic Development Concept towards meaningful development of our People and our Dominica. We need mature people in government and we welcome Hon. Lennox Linton and his UWP Team. Dominica is in need of trusted committed Leadership.

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        • Man bites dogs
          November 21, 2021

          @% 😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣😅😅😅🤡

    • Gary
      November 18, 2021

      How long are you willing to sustain writing such silliness. Who is stopping you from protesting, enjoy your denial cocktail.

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      • %
        November 18, 2021

        @Unethical and Parasitic Gary
        Gary your unethical, unprincipled and morally deficient doormat of LIAR Skerrit, i’ll never stop writing, neither will i stop advocating against the wrongs created, and that are bring created by this DLP. I know you and liar Skerrit have this special friendship which goes deeper than political support, but you must be a real doggone …… to believe that your unadulterated garbage on here will put a stop to me.
        Ok Unethical and Parasitic Gary

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  22. My Bad
    November 17, 2021

    Call-in McIntyre should have gone up in Grandbay as an independent candidate and the Bird should be his symbol

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  23. Lin clown
    November 17, 2021

    Anyone accused of committing a criminal offence does not have to provide evidence to prove his innocence.Linton made an accusation and he must be prepared to answer questions from the police.For too long these UWP BBOONS has been making accusations without evidence.

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  24. Ron Charles
    November 17, 2021

    A false declaration y Vince Henderson? I wonder if handbags declaration that he is “able to speak and read the English language with a degree of proficiency sufficient to enable me (him) to take an active part in the proceedings of the House of Assembly” is a correct declaration made under oath?

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    • Toto
      November 18, 2021

      Ron Charles whoever you are I pity you man for stooping so low trying to ridicule a fellow Dominican like that. Obviously the election officer who accepted Handbag’s nomination thought that he qualified according to our constitution. Who are you to question that.

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  25. The 🦅 syndrome
    November 17, 2021

    I don’t know why is Handbag they gave the Bird to for symbol. They should have given that black McIntyre bet the Bird 🦅 as his symbol longtime

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    • Garçon
      November 18, 2021

      That’s why you all never gain traction. It’s constant stupid comments just to appear to be funny. Mc intyre is a Laborite why would his symbol not be the shoe. Come with something sensible. Let’s elevate the discussion

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  26. Original
    November 17, 2021

    So an ambassador, who represents a state, is not paid or under contract and or employment of the state? Astphans thinks he’s smart with those legal jargons and that his opinion is the only one which matters. Without civil discussions there is no democracy! Vince has been an employee of the state by being an ambassador plus he holds many other titles such that he is part of the geothermal project, SIDS and others.

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    • Gary
      November 22, 2021

      Do you know how ludicrous you sound suggesting that Astaphan thinks he’s smart with those legal jargons and that his opinion is the only one which matters, really, do you know what a court precedent is, it’s not legal jargon, did you read an understand what the law is and that Dr Vince Henderson nomination is in compliance with the Law, the law is what is, it’s not the opinion of SC Astaphan. What civil discussion is needed to address this matter, when this is a clear-cut matter. What is it that would convince you, that Linton thrives on creating mischievous allegations. I sense you are an intelligent person, why are you throwing your intelligence to wind in defense of a mischief-maker.

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