Electoral Commission chairman taken to Antigua for medical treatment

Burton was airlifted to Antigua

Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Dominica and Attorney-at-Law, Gerald Burton was air lifted to Antigua, early Sunday afternoon (March 19, 2017) to seek urgent medical attention.

DNO understands that Burton was rushed to the Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital complaining of severe stomach pain.

The cause of his illness is unknown.

Burton was selected chairman of the Commission by the President of Dominica and was sworn-in on April 21, 2015.

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43 Comments

  1. washmoney
    March 21, 2017

    Well, well, well, something is clearly and sadly wrong with my corn-tree. You mean to say, little dry Antigua is way more advance than we??? Ehbeh papa. De “AM” is not ashamed of that because he knows no shame. :twisted:

    • Dominican
      March 22, 2017

      You know a little dry country will be easier to develop right? :mrgreen:

    • televangelists are false prophets
      March 22, 2017

      Antigua was always more advanced than us. Even if their economy took a hit these past few years.

  2. televangelists are false prophets
    March 21, 2017

    He looks like he eats too much pork. He must get stomach pain.

  3. Alex Bruno
    March 21, 2017

    I wish Mr. Burton well.

  4. good news
    March 21, 2017

    Speedy recovery Mr. Burton.
    We so quick to criticize and include color in everything!
    The man is a big time attorney and oh yes he may have medical insurance from SAGICOR which has the airlifting facility.

  5. Lol
    March 21, 2017

    That’s the very sad state of affairs. Allu not seeing all skerrit handlers and facilitators of corruption are falling one by one.like king dice song says you all are dying with your boots on.heed the call in revelation my ppl…get out of Babylon the great city has fallen. ..and so sickness and death is yours if you all continue to remain in corruption. The evil that men and women do…like all skerrit handlers will live with them then they get strange sicknesses/maladies and die.You all are planting corn and expect to reap oranges.

  6. Dalit
    March 20, 2017

    A decent hardworking family man who pulled himself through excellence and hard work.

    I hope you recover and spend time getting into shape so you can enjoy the fruits of your hard work.

  7. THE NANNY
    March 20, 2017

    Definitely sheds light in the state of PMH. Another disaster zone. Again skerro….listen…
    Speedy recovery Mr. Burton. Remember people sickness has no face. Don’t rejoice in a persons fate. Cud be you!

  8. It is true, when members of this corrupt cabal gets sick, they are quickly airlifted out of the country. Their place of choice to seek proper medical attention in the past was Guadeloupe, and Martinique, and even the more developed nations, America, Canada, and Europe.

    Recently I read of double amputee from Dominica who is on his way to France to learn how to walk on artificial legs. Is it not a shame that there is no place in Dominica where one could utilize the services of someone involved in physiotherapy?

    All he will get in France is physiotherapy, the result depends on how he responds to the treatment. Our concern at the moment should be why Antigua!

    Here is the reason: Antigua is a much more developed place than Dominica, economically, and in the medical field. Recently they carried out an organ transplant on the island of Antigua, that might be a first in the Caribbean. All Dominicans, and government do is talk fart, and each time we blow out the fart it propels us a…

  9. dominica for alah wii
    March 20, 2017

    PMH cannot even diagnose a stomach pain. Laaaabbbbbbaaaaaaarrrrrrr lmaooo. any ways you still a human and a domincan so i wish you well and a speedy recovery despite the fact that your allegiance to coshoni has deprived you of proper medical care in your own home land. god bless.

    • Your comments prove how incompetent the so called doctors are in Dominica.

      In modern medicine, with the exception of a visible injury, the first order in diagnosing a patient, is drawing blood, and analyzing it.

      Whatever the symptoms a blood analysis will reveal what is the medical problem. In the developed world one complains with stomach pain, an EKG will be conducted, followed by X-rays, CT, or MRI., scan. What the CT, or X-ray do not show the more sophisticated MRI will show any abnormalities.

      We are just a backward place, living behind the times. My niece died from international bleeding in her brain; the idiots at PM hospital kept sending her home, telling her if the pain continues “come back.” However each time she returned they did nothing but send her back home where she died!

      If the hospital was equip with an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine) they could have done an MRI on the entire body, and seen her brain injured and bleeding!

  10. grips
    March 20, 2017

    Hmm is strange he sitting in a nice white office for electoral commission meetings and he had to fly antigua for better health. INTERESTING….Mr Burton all the best ou tan

  11. Dan is de man in de Van
    March 20, 2017

    Ask your pipi em. Where is the health facilities for its Citizens. Them senior citizens that saying I love my pipi em when la flew show take them i want to know how u all will get airlifted to seek medical attention elsewhere. Where are the health insurance for Dominicans . 2017 and citizens still have to run away looking for medical attention elsewhere while their belly coming out, sacway gas… mon dieu where I be there….. I always pray to god that my parents don’t get no malkadi like that…. Jesus pray for my Dominican people. Skerit where are the millions of dollars of passport money to build proper medical facilities for the citizens of Dominica,.

    • HAHAHAYYYY
      March 20, 2017

      Our hospital coming. Wen all u was drr y didnt u all build a intensive care unit? Y u all didnt have a place to lebulise people? Y we couldnt give childrend under 18 free health care? Y sinior citizen couldnt get free health care? All u raise userfees we and we stood up against it. And wen we plan on a massive protest u all drop it. And u saying other people wont get air lifted the guy from lapwet/colihaut who just died not overseas he just died? The prince girl from wesley who died of cancer where did she died? Wasnt air lift she got? Idk y all u keep making all u self sound so foolish so. Politics dat bave all u so. CBI MONEY HAVE ALL U BAZOODY. LENNOX GAWAY. NOW THOMPSON AND DANNY SAYING U THINK IS MY HUFFSTARING MONEY U GETTING TO PAY KIRWN PINARD BURN U LIE THO. BOSZO NOW PLANINV TO BRING BACK THE OLD MAN BCUS D BOY CHECKING PRIVY COUNCIL GOING TO DAYKALAY ME PLUS I HAVE 6 MORE CASES SO LET ME SEND DAT LEADERSHIP BACK IN THE OLD MAN HAND YEA BOY. I HOPE HE REMEMBER TO WISH HIM WEL

      • mamzel
        March 20, 2017

        @HAHAHAYYYYYY – It is amazing how easy and comfortable you are carry your ignorance like a badge of honour.

        The chinese scientist have create steak out of “POOPOO” they say it is full of protein. I am sure that you would buy it and eat and say it si nice steak

      • %
        March 21, 2017

        You need to go to school..You foolishness is frightening!

  12. dominican always
    March 20, 2017

    these are the consequences when you put luxury before people health by building a 27 million dollar state house before building a proper hospital while i wish mr burton a speedy recovery i hope he will will be a leading advocate for better health facilities on island not only in roseau but portsmouth and marigot in particular

  13. Keepon coning conman
    March 20, 2017

    speedy recover Mr.Gerad Charles-Burton

  14. concern citizen
    March 20, 2017

    I wish U Mr. Burton a speedy recovery,
    At the same time ignorant and foolish and corrupt Dominicans should see for them selves what is happening in this country, when once the BIG BOYS in GOVT. get sick they are AIR lifted to safer region for health care, while after spending 6 weeks at the PMH we die there

  15. March 20, 2017

    Really? In that horror house @ Mount St. John’s? It really shows the low level to which Dominica has fallen.

  16. Just looking
    March 20, 2017

    I don’t want to be misunderstood, I really wish the guy well but I hope Dominicans are seeing it’s only the rich that can receive medical attention and even the most state of the art hospital is built and there are no specialized doctors we are basically the same place

    • The Darkness
      March 20, 2017

      exactly, so… go make your riches or SAVE money to do so. just in case.

      Don’t sit down and point fingers at people who worked hard for theirs, for cases like these where they do need BETTER medical attention.

      • %
        March 20, 2017

        Work hard my foot! SACK WAY SOO TE WER!!!

      • Me
        March 20, 2017

        It is altogether possible that the Government of Dominica is paying for this and I would reserve my judgement on this if I were you.

    • HAHAHAYYYY
      March 20, 2017

      Like patrick john righg? Like robeto from possie the big uwp supporter right? Like shernel prince from wesley right? Like the young man from point mitchel who just died in st lucia right? Liķe brenda who died in cuba right? All these are rich people? Idk but politics making some of u so stupid and blind yea. All u even forget people reading and seeing things to. Just weeks ago uno govt pay for a guy to airlift dno repoted he died overs last week pm anouced AT THE MEETING IN THE BARACOON BUILDING he gav €25,000.00 FROM CBI MONEY TO A YOUNG LADY WHO SUFFER A STROKE IN HER BRAIN BUT U ALL SAYING POOR PEOPLE NOT AIRLIFTING. LA BAN SOT ZOR YAY. We know better. The needy is not vreedy dat is y we belpinv. So al u can stop wasting all u time trying to fool us with all u cake news. Labour ka twavie for all dominicans wigh CBI AND DAT ALL U VEX ABOUT. BUT KEEP TALKING WORKERS WHILE WE WORKINV. GHE TIME IS COMIN WHEN WE WILL SHOW ALL U WE DONT WANT NEVATIVITY IN OUR COUNTRY. 5 MORE YEARS FOR PM.

  17. Faceup
    March 20, 2017

    Heard about that dude, did not know he was black and blue coloured like that..Which this him an being well..

  18. Have mercy on us
    March 20, 2017

    The President will not go there, the Chairman of the Electoral Commission will not go there,the Prime Minister’s wife refuses to go there, the rich and the powerful despise there.The poor and the down-trodden have no choice. They must go to the PMH-Poor Man’s Hospital.

    • NUWPl
      March 20, 2017

      But wait a while nah. ALL U FOR GET LENNOX AND ALL SAY ALL U DOE WANT HAND OUT? So Wat all u making noise about for wen we give our supporters our money? U not seeing the only UWP to publicly get hand out is all u leader. 80 grand here 80 grand dre now he have 155 plus grand and in the next few weeks from the privy council another 225 thousand plus coming. AND BTW ISNT THE MAN A LAWYEE FOR YEARS NAH? He didn’t take people money and run. He work hard. Dats not Henley and partners money uno? Dat is not chris kayline money he using. Not poor people he on Q begging to pay it for him uno. Dat is not the poor farmers of grandfond money uno. Dat is his money and his txt he paying. Lennox haven’t paid txt for years nor is Thompson. Thanks god for politics they can get some legitimate income. So doe vex people work hard save the money for wet days. Save all u own. All u taking itvto give to Lennox an all u saying no money in d country. Where all u getting it from? Sak way sot Zor yay.

  19. Frank Talker
    March 20, 2017

    So sorry to hear this. His uncle, Wilmot Shillingford, will be buried today at Sen Joe, and Gerald will miss that funeral. I wish him a speedy recovery.

  20. %
    March 20, 2017

    A time for everything under the sun…People must do good all the time.

  21. March 20, 2017

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Mr Burton.

  22. freedom fighter
    March 20, 2017

    I wish Mr. Burton a speedy recovery, i already warm them about that red cool-aid they drinking. :-?

  23. jobe
    March 20, 2017

    those with money can be air lift the poor will see misery and die at the hospital

    • MUDD
      March 20, 2017

      You to DAM A$$. Is not people who told you not to learn at school to become poor. STUPID. The comment you made alone can tell how retarded you are DIMWIT.

  24. Standing Strong!
    March 20, 2017

    I wish Mr. Burton well.

  25. megso
    March 20, 2017

    Princess Margaret never good enough for urgent medical care for a select group of Dominicans !!

  26. EnfantDiable
    March 20, 2017

    Hope he recovers completely soon. Quite a decent and hardworking man

  27. TRUTH
    March 20, 2017

    Mr. Burton, I wish you a speeding recovery and may God see you and your family through this trying times. Believe the Lord’s report you will get well in Jesus name. Amen

  28. Peace
    March 20, 2017

    Be well, Gerald!

  29. verna
    March 20, 2017

    that evil that we endorse surely lives with us!

    • MUDD
      March 20, 2017

      I wish you all the sickness in the world.

    • The Darkness
      March 20, 2017

      Please be very clear on this evil… If you are refering to mr Burton, i suggest seeking your evil elsewhere…

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