IN PICTURES: DLP launch of Octavia ‘Teacher Bonnie’ Alfred

The launch of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) candidate for the Castle Bruce Constituency is underway at the Sikwi playing field at Castle Bruce.

Below are some photos which taken earlier at the event.

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26 Comments

  1. Deaf & Blind
    May 21, 2019

    @Gary, you trying to suggest Skerrit once had interest in Dominica? Interest in making money is not the same as interest in Dominica. How could a man have interest in Dominica and less than a year after Rosie died he threatened not to contest elections with Pierre Charles as his leader and then later applied for and took French citizenship? Mr. NEVER had interest in Dominica. He always saw DA as his money tree. Can you point to one single thing he did to suggest he had interest in Dominica? I sure can name you at least 10 more to prove he never had love for or interest in Dominica. Just that most Dominicans are blind and could not see far

  2. Da
    May 20, 2019

    I can’t believe there are Dominicans who do not want Dominica to go forward. Skerro want us to remain in poverty .
    Its time for skerro to go .

  3. Maybe later- not now
    May 20, 2019

    How do I sum up the Labour Rally in Castle Bruce especially the performance of the outgoing PM……. Empty Vessels Make the Most Noise…..

  4. %
    May 20, 2019

    So few comments? Sign that DLP is becoming irrelevant?
    The talk of the town was the size of Workers crowd and patriot Linton professional delivery, while Skerrit was spewing old soup!!!
    Skerrit needs help but the wicked Labourites rather to cheer him on!
    Skerrit can buy
    Skerrit can sell
    Skerrit can spend $$$$
    But Skerrit cannot win Linton
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

  5. The Evangelist?
    May 20, 2019

    After listening to the likes of Octavia, (who they say is a pastors wife. If she is, you can understand why hurricane always destroying Dominica) Gretta, another one they referred to as Pas. John Finn and all the rest, including some followers of Skerrit, I could not help but thought of what Jesus said here in John 6:26 “I tell you for certain that you are not looking for me because you saw the miracles,[g] but because you ate all the food you wanted.”
    Clearly these people don’t follow the DLP because they believe Skerrit can help Dominica or, because Skerrit inspires them but rather, because they are hungry, greedy, lazy, selfish and are not concerned about the well being of Dominica but after their own belly.

  6. Foreign observer
    May 20, 2019

    A few “foreign” observations…
    Both main political parties had candidate launch events yesterday evening, DNO has provided photos from both.

    What did I see? On the one hand, photos of a man jumping around on a stage, shirt tails hanging out, behaving like it was a carnival fete. Others on that same stage, apart from the lady in a blue suit and red blouse, similarly casual. The lady in a blue suit was supposed to be the reason for the meeting.

    On another stage, I observed a group of people, to a person, formally dressed for their introduction to their fellow countrymen. Suit, ties, dresses, and certainly collegial among themselves.

    An interesting contrast, indeed. Governance is not a fete, it is serious business. Some might say “never judge a book by its cover”, others can rightly counter with the importance of “first impressions”. My money is on the side of “first impressions”. They do have a lasting impact, believe me.

  7. carlty
    May 20, 2019

    I’ve realized that females, especially teachers, usually make great politicians, not disregarding the contributions and abilities of my fellow men. Teacher Bonnie has always been great in her field. Wishing her luck ad success in this field.

    • viewsexpressed
      May 20, 2019

      Teacher Bonnie has found herself in the wrong camp wearing the wrong shoes and in the most corrupt political company in the Caribbean. Teacher Bonnie yo will be politically and socially stained being in the company of these failed corrupt Labour government. They have nothing to offer you, lack decency in public office and in government and has not yet accounted nor have been arrested for the Bin and Fertilizer Bobol. Wh stole our states moneys…? Go ask Skerrit and the rest of his thieving gags. Show me your company and I will tell you who you are.
      Bonnie, get out before it is too late. This is a failed company you are now part of. For 19 years all these clowns have done is talk rubbish and ridiculous people who reject them as this highly corrupt failed group.
      Look at Castle Bruce, San Sauveur, Pte.. Soufriere wh has been crying out fr sometime. Where was Skerrit, where has he been? ell travelling the world having fun This man Skerrit is a failure, so please run away fron these…

    • Neville
      May 20, 2019

      That might well be true but not if they bet on the wrong horse!

  8. MY EYES RED
    May 20, 2019

    Two campaigns and they both have different goals, different objectives, and heading in different direction. This campaign and the next election is about Free men and BOUND men. In other words, one campaign is about restoring and rebuilding the country, while the other is about doing what it takes to hide behind power because they know their future is not bright and they know, most probably that a week after elections some will be arrested and maybe jailed whether in Dominica, The USA, France, Russia, Iran or elsewhere. Make no mistake about it people because this election is about Free or Bound.
    I was following our launching last night PM made some remarks about Da is for our children, for our parents and for our grandparents. After hearing that I said yes, PM spoken the truth because Da is not for his children; he ensured they have US citizenship, it’s not for his wife, she has US residency, and it’s not for his mother because she is in France. So clearly he has NO interests in DA.

    • Neville
      May 20, 2019

      He never ever had an interest in Dominica. But he always was interested in Ma Dominique‘s passport money!

      • Gary
        May 20, 2019

        To suggest that He (PM) never ever had an interest in Dominica only shows what your partisan politics beliefs have done to your mind, such belief can make strange things from your imagination, continue writing nonsense. Your evaluation of The PM does not in any way limit him or confine him to the box your partisan political dictates, so long for such irrational thinking.

        • Ibo France
          May 20, 2019

          Gary, you have become so monotonous repeating your ‘stuck record’ line do many times. Here is it: “…only show what your partisan political beliefs have done to your mind…..” Stop dancing around the truth. Skerrit has no love, respect, empathy nor compassion for Dominicans. Proof:
          1) give the mega contracts to foreign companies
          2) surrounds himself with foreign advisors (Tony is not one of us)
          3) his children are American citizens by birth
          4) his wife spent most of her recent past residing outside Dominica
          5) Skerrit is a tourist. He only spend a reasonable amount of time in Dominica on the eve of a general election
          6) he is a Frenchman
          7) has deliberately reduced most Dominicans to mendicant
          The list is infinite. Gary, you have neither scruples nor conscience.

        • RandyX
          May 21, 2019

          Mary, let’s hear it then. What has he done for Dominica or the people? What? Dominicans are poorer than ever, it’s only the crime minister and his friends that are filthy rich from the money that actually belongs to the country and ALL its people. It’s high time that even the likes of you face reality. You and your friends are guilty of having kept a man in power that clearly has been plundering the countries finances and ignoring its laws and constitution. A FINE PM YOU HAVE!

  9. viewsexpressed
    May 20, 2019

    This Labour Party Government must Go. They are dangerous, have not performed after 19 years, as a matter of fact have reduced our people to paupers, beggars, blind supporters and ignored and reduced to the level of political hypocrisy. The leadership of this fake failed Labour Party government are immature, visionless an not interested for the people of Domininca but with all interests upon themselves but importantly their loyalty is not Dominica but Failed Odd Minister Skerrit. That is where it is, the silly corrupted phrase “We Love our PM”. How disgusting and shameful.
    The UWP will take over the reigns of government when election is called and will cleanse the bribery and obvious corruption administered by this failed government. Skerrit must Go, he and his clowns have failed the people of Domininca. Skerrit must go. We welcome Hon Linton and his UWP Team Dominica. We need a change and Skerrit must Get Lost and Go away, he is not a helpful person to help develop Dominica. UWP In

  10. viewsexpressed
    May 20, 2019

    Teacher Bonnie, a committed trusted civil servant, prominently known caring for teachers and students. To find yourself aligned with this failed Prime (Odd) Minister to be honest is sickening and your level of decorum and capacity, I know that you are in the wrong circles where this failed Labour govt has crippled Castle Bruce, the entire of the island and overall reduced our people to poverty and our parents as beggars at the Red Clinic in Roseau. I do not stand for this thievery and abuse and Skerrit has behaved oddly to lure and buy desperate and vulnerable and poor to him for cash for a vote where after elections, even if Skerrit wins, he will forget and ignore these people, the same result of last general elections. Skerrit is running a Soap TV Show where the bandits are always singled out by their behaviour and demeanour. It is a shame to hear the language of this leader and his team, and that is why I say Bonnie that you are in the wrong camp. Be guided that Skerrit is dangerous

  11. jamie
    May 20, 2019

    Politics has caused so much hate in this nation,Skerrit you keep up with the style of shoes also,on the backs of the poor people,your evil and corrupt empire will fall.

  12. Labor power
    May 20, 2019

    After listening to the labour speakers especially Pastor Jno Finn and Gretta, talking about making the right choice n that labour is the right choice, one can say Dominica in a bad place… Ms Gretta please show us the prosperity you have known in Grandfond for 19 years? Dominicans show me the prosperity in Dominica for the past 19years…
    After labour literally ignored the eastern district for 19years they now coming spending money on housing – money that’s not labor money but Dominicans money – and asking for five more years…
    Definition of Eastern district castle bruce n Grandfond to laplaine included: bad roads, no cash flow, hardship, unemployment, alcoholic abuse, frustrated youths, sitting on the blocks n in shops whole weeekkk and much more.
    So for Greetta n them to come talking bout good candidates n tight choices, and God fearing, remember Judas was a disciple of Jesus. You alll a big group of wolves in sheep clothing. Don’t mess with God he is not mocked. Thank you…

    • Neville
      May 20, 2019

      Its the money talking, nothing else!

  13. Kermit
    May 20, 2019

    Labour all the way! We were well brace!!

  14. KID ON THE BLOCK
    May 19, 2019

    Unbelievable! Never knew Dominica has ALL that number of people. An entire savanna . A football field so filled with no space to pass.
    Wonder what will it be like when the DIASPORA joins?!

    • Labor power
      May 20, 2019

      Big kid, listen uppp, you speak as if 100,000 Dominicans were out at castle Bruce. Don’t be fooled by the pilitricks. Free bus, free food, they also give spending money, they give free Alcohol especially rum so voices be louder. They just pass around n say let’s goo free upp. Most folks at this ralllly ain’t even voting because they mad with the Pm n his choice of candidates… Dats why loads of them walking out mad at the candidate presentation including the one who just lasted a few hours. Labour people are now playing the game, taking the money, n house, alcohol, free ride, free food n free sewooo but the blue vex n will be using the saw to cut the red shoe into 30 pieces of silver…
      So don’t be fooled by the crowd… Did any labourite like me, realized how tired, frustrated and weary the Pm look while the whole thing going on. He knows he should goo but something telling him stay… But he gonna get a piece of Robert Mugabe,…. Don’t judge a Crowd by its red cover..

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        May 20, 2019

        You full of BS. First, are you trying to convince me that you are a Labourite? Good try but WILL and come again., Secondly, Never knew their were so many bus divers that are so generous in Dominica to take bus loads of people no matter their location and dump them on the bay front for free.
        Question, Why are you UWPITES GET SO UPSET when Labour taking care of its people? Edison James did the same when UWP was in office. Check what Lennox Linton did with two SCHOLARSHIPS that was given to Marigot. Didn’t he take both or his children? What makes you think Lennox cares about others but himself?

  15. Going all out
    May 19, 2019

    This is the launching of a pastor’s wife who teaches people dont lie dont cheat be upright in all your ways and now she joining alibaba and his bunch of sour grapes
    you could be nice as clean wine but since you have entered into those unclean vessels you will swiftly loose your value.

  16. Ibo France
    May 19, 2019

    The pastor’s wife winning the Castle Bruce constituent is a long shot like Skerrit legitimately earning a doctorate at a bona fide university. God doesn’t like ugly. Every Dominican knows how corrupt, dishonest, exploitative, iniquitous the leader of the DLP and his goons are. Still, this ‘God fearing’ hypocrite decides to lock arms with these highly unscrupulous forces of evil. Some people only take their clothes to church.

  17. Right price
    May 19, 2019

    They can launch, they can dinner, they can breakfast and if that not enough they can even snack. They have the money so they alone can eat all. They are in trouble and most likely they will not see freedom again, so they have to keep paying and keep launching their payed candidates. To them the next election is about them, trying to remain free men and therefore will pay any price to stay free. They have no plans for Dominica, as clearly their best is behind them and their worse days and years are before them. That’s why we will reject them big time and put pressure on them in every constituency. They did their evil and they will pay for their evil. So tell them to launch but their launching will not protect them.

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