Government of Dominica demands apology from OAS Secretary General

Dominica’s Minister for Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Francine Baron, has written to the Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General, Luis Almagro Lemes, demanding that he immediately take down a post he made via twitter and tender an apology.

The tweet made reference to a conversation between Amalgro and former ambassador of Dominica to the UN, Crispin Gregoire in which Gregoire expressed concern that Dominica’s upcoming general election will not be free and fair.

He requested OAS official assistance to help ensure a level playing field.

In her letter, Baron says the tweet is, “inaccurate, false and misleading”.

At the time of publication of this article the tweet was still visible on twitter

The full letter to the OAS Secretary General is posted below:

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75 Comments

  1. Crucial Mi Lion
    February 11, 2019

    Its plain and simple — If there’s nothing to hide, it should NOT be a problem for oversight!!!

    As a result of the push back from the administration, some thing seems fishy!!!

    NOT a supporter of ANY political party!!!!!!!!!

  2. Fbother
    February 11, 2019

    But that Francine Baron talking about? The election observers were here and they concluded that the election was free but not fair! U damn …… woman.. currupt labour party .. all will comout there doe.. when all u comout we falling on all u …….. We have our police waiting for all you to lose …for them to jam some handcuff in all u ….. wicked currupt people

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      February 11, 2019

      So DNO found it fit to moderate that comment… and sees nothing wrong with its content.

      ADMIN: Observation noted. We originally missed the worst parts of the comment. The more offensive and incendiary portions have since been removed.

      • Rock
        February 12, 2019

        I see nothing wrong in the comment kid… u that kid on the block u so rude.. u post so much commess on DNO.. u not on the block today?

  3. LaPlaine Observer
    February 11, 2019

    We have not had free and fair elections for over ten years in Dominica. Paying for illegal overseas voters to come down and vote is NOT FAIR, traveling to various constituency and giving cash money in exchange for votes, is NOT FAIR, maintaining a culture of dependency (RED CLINIC) where the less fortunate are given favors in exchange for votes, is NOT FAIR and FREE. Targeting members of the opposition through bogus and fabricated charges is NOT FAIR and FREE. Using teargas on unarmed demonstrators for exercising their constructional right, is NOT FAIR and FREE.

    • February 11, 2019

      “We have not had free and fair elections for over ten years in Dominica.”

      Especially considering that the 2014 OAS Electoral Observation Mission said they were, there’s a pretty heavy burden of proof on those with your position.

  4. jamie
    February 11, 2019

    The labour party is desperate,Francine what apology are you asking for,lady corruption does not last forever,the evil empire is crumbling around you all,get out while you can,the victimization will stop lady.your really asking this man to apologize,keep dreaming,you just open a can of worms.

  5. Karl Orndem
    February 11, 2019

    I heard on the radio her reply to the matter. To this day i am yet to hear about or see and voter ID cards, the list of voters is YET to be purged, as well as a number of other matters that have not been addressed. Nothing has changed from the last election. Yes there is a reform committe that is dragging both their feet to institute and implement any recommendations. The Government blames the opposition for reforms not being enacted in parliament, but the opposition is not going to allow mahjee to slide, just to benefit the ruling administration and put everyone else at a disadvantage. At the end of the day this is about you and me dominicans, not skerrit or linton. This electoral reform which is taking ages and eons to come to pass is all a game for the powers that be. Elections will come again and nothing will be done. I suspect the voter id cards will be made a week before elections, and the majority will be handed out to only one set. And excuses will be given.

  6. LifeandDeath
    February 11, 2019

    Doesn’t Francine Baron know that the Gov’t is not interested in making a “Voter” ID card? So disingenuous!!..She knows that they are rather interested in having the Electoral Commission make a National ID card. The question is WHY!!?
    Legislation to implement a simple ID card would have passed parliament long ago. You all need to stop that nonsense of trying to pervert the course of the will of Dominicans on the ground..what nonsense of going overseas to confirm voters, if you want to vote come home to Dominica. It’s a shame that educated people follow a Wolf devouring poor sheep in Dominica. Francine you all too bad. History will not absolve you all for the ills your hands have brought against the people of Dominica. #SHAME on this SHAM..

    • Ibo France
      February 12, 2019

      You hit the nail perfectly on the head. They play on the fears, ignorance and vulnerabilities of the poor, desperate and beleaguered people. This regime is so dishonest and corrupt that they will never recognize the truth even if it slaps them in the face. How some people still believe these incompetent bandits defy common sense.

  7. February 11, 2019

    This man is really out of place. He in his position should know better than that.

  8. Next Line
    February 10, 2019

    But what about the tweet that caused Skerrit to be so upset to the point that Francine Baron is demanding that the tweet be removed? I mean the man did not say he heard from a source. He called the person by name and his former position in the UN. If anything, Baron should have written to the OAS and state clearly the honest steps they have taken to address the issue. Better yet she should have tweeted the FACTS so the OAS and all could see. For a person to send a tweet on February 7 and one day later to see the government respond with a letter of demand really states clearly that with what is happening in Venezuela, Skerrit and associates feel threatened and feel they are next in line

  9. Iamanidiot
    February 10, 2019

    How elections free when allu paying for votes lol.

  10. Ibo France
    February 10, 2019

    The Commonwealth and OAS election observers do a gross injustice to the Dominican people. Their post election statements declaring that the general elections in Dominica are free and fair are patently erroneous. The damage, shenanigans and the machinations take place not on the day of the election but long before. The foreign observers are flagrantly misled by the apparent orderliness of what obtains on Election Day. The electoral process is the fulcrum of our democracy. If this process becomes corrupt then our entire system of governance is flawed. These are some the pertinent electoral issues that need urgent attention: complete transparency of campaign financing, distribution of voter’s ID cards, reregistration of voters, equal access to DBS by all political parties. These measures will help to set a fair and equal playing field for all political parties. Only stubbornly corrupt politicians would oppose the implementation of these helpful measures. Think about it.

  11. February 10, 2019

    Yes he reply need to apologize and d Crispin looking like a parrot my pet bird prettier then him

  12. Channel 1
    February 10, 2019

    Bunch of jokers -> Skerrit, his foreign minister and de rest of dem.

    But as Vince acknowledged recently (maybe accidentally), Dominicans are indeed anticipating A CHANGE in the next general elections.

    Oh make haste and come oh great day when that CHANGE is put in motion.

  13. S/M
    February 10, 2019

    I want to tell Francine and her DLp co-horts, that the OAS will never apologize for puting out a warning to you and Skerro that you all have to run a free and fair election this time around!
    The OAS is putting you all on notice that they will not stand for this and allow Dominica to become the next Venezuela on our door steps.
    So i want Skerro to know that the world is watching now and no hanky-panky moves with the votes.

  14. February 10, 2019

    Is this woman for real why don’t these Intellectually Dishonest individuals just shut the f——–? up and resort to doing the right things that Tax payers are paying them to do. Woman have you not heard before that elections in Dominica are free but not fair and besides whom are you asking to apologize dummy; and whom are you speaking too “mammie” my advise “go shake you bag where you sold your coals”.

  15. Braindamage
    February 10, 2019

    Why should the General Secretary of the OAS apologize for…
    He hears, he smells, he sees all the ill treatment that is going on in Dominica by
    this vicious Power Holding On Labour Party by Skerrit and his soldiers, including
    his Minister of Foreign Carry come and go Affairs.
    Has Skerrit ever apologize to his fraudulent activities being done on the backs of the Dominican people…. NEVER! It’s time to kick them out.

  16. mine
    February 10, 2019

    If you all don’t get Joshua out you all will never never win election. 1) No one should use God’s house as mockery what he did in Vieille Case was wrong. 2) The alleged accusations on him makes matters even worst. Honesty is the best policy, how can you want victory when you have skeletons in your closets. If again Crispin is doing this because of being vindictive he will not gain anything.

  17. Too late
    February 10, 2019

    If that man does not apologise by Monday he should expect a call from inspector mills to present himself in dominica to be interviewed and have his electronic devices taken to investigate any possible links he has with the opposition and mass in the cemetery

  18. February 10, 2019

    On whose behalf is the secretary general speaking? Who was Crispin representing? The UWP is again using one of its satellites to encourage foreign intervention in Dominica and it seems that they have found a willing accomplice in the secretary general

  19. February 10, 2019

    UWP supporters are blind an could care less about the Dominica, they only care about power. They talk about the lack of free and fair elections but they can give not one instance where any voter in Dominica was prevented from voting because of their race, skin color, village of origin or required to pay a poll tax before receiving a ballot to vote. Historically the government in office always has the financial advantage as they are able to do projects around election time that can help influence voters, so what. The UWP while in office declared a state of emergency in Mahaut during an election campaign to stop the opposition from having a meeting. I guess the UWP would want to erase that as part of their legacy. On a daily basis political parties are on their selected radio station spreading their propaganda, their has been no attempt at restricting press freedom in Dominica . What is the secretary general going to do? Let me guess, impose economic sanctions on Dominica.

  20. Bull Sheet
    February 9, 2019

    Did I read the post incorrectly? The man said that these were the words of Crispin Gregoire. He said that is what Crispin said to him. He did not endorse it as true. He just divulged the essence of their conversation. It is interesting to note though, that the government told the OAS what they wanted to hear. So now, the excuse for not having voter ID cards is the opposition? I don’t think that the opposition should just agree to anything just because they want voter ID cards. So, the budget is there, the necessary plans have been put in place, so why not have the cards? Oh, I forgot; it’s the opposition. SMH

  21. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    February 9, 2019

    When people are delusional they live in a disoriented state moving in the wrong direction, and cannot see that only they are traveling in a direction with no other pedestrian activity.

    They dance to songs and music which only they alone hears, and understand; and that is the mentality of the typical stupid Dominican politician! They like to write long useless letters and send to people. They publish them in every media they can.

    I would imagine even in the government gazette if there is still one in Dominica. The point is who are they trying to impress with all the garbage they write, who benefits from Francine garbage? Who is she trying to impress. Roosevelt? People only apologize when its needed; an apology can be as simply as one saying “I am sorry.”

    This woman ignorantly demands an apology from someone she has no power over, a man who can wipe his feet on her, and step over her, so what does she hope to gain:

    Hogwash!

  22. Self
    February 9, 2019

    Wait for the apology, juju. deal with facts.

  23. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    February 9, 2019

    Shut up Francine; you should be ashamed to suggest Amalgro apologize to you and your corrupt regime for making a statement based on what Crispin told him.

    When the message comes from the horses’ mouth; it is much more reliable than when we hear “they say!” Amalgro is not a Dominican; however a player in Dominica politics, your associate told him the upcoming elections will not be free and fair;  he only iterated what was told to him by a Dominican!

    Who  are you a nobody to demand apology; who cares about your letter? why don’t you write a letter to the Dominica women who gave you a cheque in the amount of ten (US$10,000.00) thousand dollars to aid  victims of the hurricane which is unaccounted for.

    What have you done with it?

    “The tweet made reference to a conversation between Amalgro and former ambassador of Dominica to the UN, Crispin Gregoire in which Gregoire expressed concern that Dominica’s upcoming general election will not be free and fair. “

  24. Bwa-Banday
    February 9, 2019

    Ebeh Francine ou pah feb! Girl u eh eeeeasyyyy! According to Cheko “Washay Yoe, washal the tiff and dem” :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Allu think the OAS in all BS***? Not everybody blind and drinks red coolaid in exchange for pittance. Chrispin will day-moutay allu. Just wait and see :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  25. Man bites dogs
    February 9, 2019

    This man has TB or he is seeing a plate of curry goat!!!!

    • Me
      February 10, 2019

      You prove the point that crude and vulgar language is no substitute for intellect.

    • Ibo France
      February 10, 2019

      You got your fill from commenting on the gentleman’s facial expression. With that aside, now make a sensible contribution on his expressed concerns about making the upcoming general election a fair and level playing field. Are you capable of doing this?

      • Man bites dogs
        February 11, 2019

        How much more fair could my government be at general elections or anything else it does not matter what Labour government does you lots so-called workers nasty people always singing like parrots with no discipline or direction.

      • Ibo France
        February 11, 2019

        Does each political party contesting the elections have equal access to the people’s radio station (DBS)? Is there anything new on campaign financing? Where are the voters’ ID cards NOT national ID cards? Has there been a complete re-registration of voters? Has there been any beefing up of the laws against bribery? There are so much more to be done to attain free and fair elections in Dominica and ones that are also free from fear. What this government has done very well is to weaponize their position of power to suppress their critics, win elections fraudulently instead of uplifting all citizens.

  26. Criminal Enterprise
    February 9, 2019

    The people of Dominica DEMAND the immediate resignation of the cabal of Dominica!!!

  27. My bad
    February 9, 2019

    Those thieves are well sorrounded and will soon be under arrest

  28. Rotten Teeth
    February 9, 2019

    Those teeth usually get more painful just before they are pulled out. But those dentists are ready to pull them out, root them out, and tiway them. Those teeth look cornered even if they go to the Londonderry rehab tommorow.

    • %
      February 10, 2019

      Ti way yo
      Washay yo
      Ha lay yo
      Dominica has too many sack weigh teeth

  29. %
    February 9, 2019

    Francine fits so perfectly the title of “””a puppet on a string”””, and an “””educated idiot”””!!!…Why let Skerrit (the dumbest PM in the region), use you Francine as his conduit to wickedly and maliciously subject the country to unfair election!!!
    Don’t you have a mouth madam,to put lousy Skerrit in his proper place!!?
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

  30. Bob Denis
    February 9, 2019

    While i must commend Dominica/Caricom’ position on Venezuela , the continued road march of Destabilization might be heading Dominica’ way . The plan to put and keep small Island States in their place , is very much in motion , the message being sent , is that if you are not with us ,then you are against . Members of the LIMA group , are descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Conquest , their Mantra have been , never to give up the Americas . After 500yrs of European conquest , Evo Morales remains the sole native American leader to ever govern Bolivia . People like Luis Almagro , when his tenure at the OAS is over , have a place waiting for them in suburban USA , his compensation for doing and saying the things the US wants him too .

  31. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    February 9, 2019

    The United Nations (UN) needs to send in observers and checkers to make sure that the election is nor rigged and that there are not more people voting than there are residents on the island and that people are not flown in to vote and the ballots are not tampered with, this woman should apologize to the OAS instead.

  32. Legion
    February 9, 2019

    Thanks for making me laugh Francine, woy!!!

  33. iprotest
    February 9, 2019

    But our foreign minister joking.
    Making demands to OAS….a body they have had no respect for the last 2 election. De same OAS recommendation biting you.
    Fortunately for us patriotic citizens OAS is under de control of the DLP…… this is not somebody you can pay to keep silent….. with all his alleged millions our PM have no influence over the OAS!!!!!!!!
    TAKE THAT!!!!
    If de PM was actually handling the election issue with visible bipartisanship…. you would not have to go down on your knees on behalf of the DLP and PM ego

    • February 10, 2019

      There is no demand made on the OAS, the general secretary of the OAS is not the OAS. The government of Dominica made a request of the secretary general to remove a tweet that he wrote as they considered it offensive. That tweet was not sanctioned by the membership of the OAS of which Dominica is a member. The UWP shamelessly continues to encourage foreign entities to disrespect Dominica.

      • iprotest
        February 11, 2019

        Digging for silly excuses changes nothing padna.
        De PM have a habbit of talking consultation and bipartisanship….. and we know he hate de opposition… check Parliament.
        De PM consulted with cabinet to send this message via de foreign minister?
        Wake up!!!!!!!
        Like you are a member of de OAS body…. what is it with some people eh.
        Not all Dominican drink red cool aid by a wanna be Jim jones.

  34. Anonymous
    February 9, 2019

    Skerrit used Francine Baron to score an own goal here. I am sure he did not consult his Bajan advisor before asking Baron to penn this article. When you react compulsively like that Roosevelt, withou thinking first, you always make mistakes. You have been warned about that before, but no, sometimes your Bully boy temperament takes over.

  35. Child of Itassi
    February 9, 2019

    Baron: “Man, take down that post and apologize!”
    Lemes: “Bye Felicia.”

  36. mine
    February 9, 2019

    People can’t win election through wickedness, if it happens the country will suffer. Dominica is poor but every Tom Dick and Harry have big houses and cars whether you are in the government or not. God has a say in everything. Lord please help Dominica and whoever is the right government for DA let it it be. Am asking you in the mighty name of Jesus amen.

  37. don2fresh
    February 9, 2019

    According to the letter, this is an organization that have been invited for past elections to monitor the elections but he makes this sort of tweet and no one is seeing an issue with that?
    UWP is going a bit too far with their campaign wee boy, protests in New York City, CBS Interview, Meeting with OAS, wait you mean to tell me they have the ear of all these people but have not done not ONE thing to help in Dominica’s development? What are they expecting? That a repeat of what is happening in Venezuela? That the American government and their lead organizations can encourage an overthrow of the government? That they try and put their claws in us as they did Venezuela, countries in the middle east and more? In their mind, it’s an “anything to get rid of Skerrit” moves now even though it means destroying this country, it’s reputation, it’s peace and stability and it’s people. Great Job UWP. Continue on your path for power. lol

    • Dominican
      February 9, 2019

      There is one thing you forget. Crispin Gregoire happens to a true labourite, left off centre at that, in the mould of Pierre Charles. His political philosophy does not match that of the UWP. However, he and Lennox Linton have found common ground in the future development of our country. Roosevelt Skerrit’s increasingly erratic behaviour has caused them to join forces also to some extent with the DFP. That is the irony of it all. In an attempt to rule by division he has united forces against him. Call it a coalition of opposition if you will. Should there be a change of government after the next election I hope this coaltion can continue and we can proceed developing our country in the interest of all Dominicans, regardless of their political persuasion. All people have to be heard and their their views taken int consideration.

    • %
      February 9, 2019

      Well wicked Skerrit has been doing anything to get rid of the opposition like wicked Maduro is doing in Venezuela… Remember love, incoherent Skerrit said Dominica does not need an opposition?Did you ask him what does the statement mean?Do you remember that Skerrit, the inveterate liar said the opposition tried to overthrow his corrupt government using a stalled truck packed with speakers,then he demanded the police to start investigating and arresting opposition members? We’re you outraged? .Do you know of the myriad of attempts to jail the leadership of the UWP??So why you,as a wicked ,evil and corrpted soul is tight lipped and MooMoo on all that??..
      Fact is Dominica needs Electoral Reform,and Wicked Skerrit and his evil MISLEADERS must not hold the process hostage!!!
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

  38. Pipo
    February 9, 2019

    Francine, is not you I read in that letter but a paranoid Roosevelt you want to defend to the hilt, I dont know why but love is blind they say. You had better not say anything because this letter is so embarrassing for our little country. Maduro also claimed he won in a free and fair election he claims but plenty of his votersm think otherwise andb now all the eyes are on us for the wrong reasons. Is your letter that helped to do that.

  39. RandyX
    February 9, 2019

    Apologise for what? For telling the truth? This government is getting more ridiculous and paranoid by the minute. Baron you would do well to start distancing yourself from Skerrit…!

  40. Too late
    February 9, 2019

    This secretary general doesn t know who he is messing with?doesn’t he know that he can be arrested dragged to court and charged by the dominica police force ? Ask Danny Lugay lennox Linton tossy Thompson fontaine and the rest

    • February 9, 2019

      Too late, this is political, dragging all the persons you mentioned who are opposed to Skerrit corruptions exposing his wrongdoing sending his dogs to arrest them in the middle of the night etc, the very same way Maduro is doing to his opponents in Venezuela is nothing to be happy about, when it is all said and done Skerrit will be next, just a matter of time,if election is free and fear in dominica, why did Tony Astaphan called Skerrit telling him about his legacy, re what was about to take place in the Electoral Office, if any one have to apologizeto Dominica, iit’s Skerrit, Tony, the Bajan, all those becoming multi millionaires on poor madam Dominique

  41. February 9, 2019

    UWP politicians are a set of Power mongers , these Devils are hungry, they are liars. No one can trust these guys. They are all about personal gain and not for country. The people who support them are just behind colour and not logic. I don’t want these lazy guys to be in power.

    • RandyX
      February 9, 2019

      For your info, the only lazy people in DA are those 18 ministers, Skerrit himself and all those attending at the Red Clinic.

    • Me
      February 9, 2019

      The truth hurts… and elections are not free or fair.. are you worried about the outcome of them being free and fair is that why you’re angry?

    • Ibo France
      February 9, 2019

      The article is about the government of Dominica demanding an apology from Secretary General of the OAS and you this unnecessary vicious attack on the UWP and their supporters. You are completely off topic. Is your meltdown due to your anxieties and insecurities about the future? Just wish to assure you that your puerile tantrum , no matter how uncouth and disgusting, in no way, can stop the inevitable.

    • %
      February 9, 2019

      I trust these guys in the UWP..I don’t trut those trying to stay in power like the Lucifer’s of which you are a part of.
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

    • Dantes Jones
      February 9, 2019

      That was the most accurate description of the labour party and labour party supporters that I have ever read!

    • iprotest
      February 10, 2019

      @ cosmo
      personal gain you say…….such a joke.
      skerrit didnt come in de ring as a millionaire.
      PM salary cnnot make a PM a millionaire.
      Is de inland revenue interested in the PM millionaire status compared to his salary as PM?
      I wonder if de PM does even file taxes……..if he does how can he justify his millionaire status?
      Name 1 millionaire in UWP team…..

      some people actually feeding off of the greedy politicians and de nastiness that results from it is how low people will stoop to go ask for a $500 a month in this madness economy!!!!!
      how much bills, rent, school fee, bus fee for your children and FOOD can de for you but send you back to de same hole ……people acting like crackheads now looking for where it is…….what you have for nuh????
      what all you sharing nuh????
      you call that development ?????

  42. Neville
    February 9, 2019

    Baron, I know the truth hurts sometimes. Skerrits days in power and yours as well are numbered. I hope you have a good exit strategy. Do us one favour though and don’t return to the UK. No place here for previous corrupt ministers. By the way the citizens of DA still don’t know what happened to that cheque for US$10,000.00.

  43. Princess Natari
    February 9, 2019

    The man only reported what was said to him, so why are you asking him to apologise for the statement made? You should be asking Crispin to apologise for having made the statement.
    So if I tell the police that someone confessed to me that he committed a crime the police will charge me for the crime? No wonder crimes in Dominica are not being solved.

  44. Annon
    February 9, 2019

    The truth hurts, doesn’t it? I guess that they are having her ladyship run interference and damage control The UN is not above reproach either.

  45. Gouvelma
    February 8, 2019

    Madam Minister, the erstwhile Secretary made reference to his conversation with Gregoire. You have attached the good gentleman and maintained blurred vision as it relates to the reference made to Gregoire. Have you had any dialog with Gregoire? Has Gregoire refuted the statement attributed to him? You are executing the messages and blocking your ears to the message. When will you the members of the Dominica Labor Party Government accept criticism as an incenincentive for doing the right? It seems that anything the will level the platform and ultimately defeat at the polls for the labor party government is vigorously being attacked. Anyone who dares to speak is an enemy if the labor government. Your days are numbered. Its time to lug rate Dominica and let fresh air blow ver the island. Dictators are falling one and Skerritt time is here. We want voters ID and not national ID.

    • Me
      February 9, 2019

      The guavament are panicking… all their treacherous ways are being threatened and their election fiddling may soon be blocked.

      • Man bites dogs
        February 9, 2019

        @ Me, Is it you or me but your spelling is rediculous my friend.

  46. KID ON THE BLOCK
    February 8, 2019

    OMG, This guy looks sick! What’s wrong with his eyes? Is he finishing alive OR his quest for power stressing him out?

    • Jonathan st jean
      February 9, 2019

      I’m not surprised by your ignorant comment. Great minds discuss ideas and issues, sick minds discuss people. You need to focus your views on the gist of the news item not the appearance of someone who has no control over how they look. Can you walk in Mr Gregoire’s shoes. I doubt it no matter how you look.

    • Neville
      February 9, 2019

      Nobody and I mean nobody can be more sick than you with your bright red eyes and brown nose.

    • Ibo France
      February 12, 2019

      You chose to focus on the man’s eyes but you completely ignored his pertinent and piercing questions. Small minds focus on people while intelligent people focus on ideas. You have left no doubt which one you are.

  47. Sense out of nonsense
    February 8, 2019

    Imagine getting this hurt over a tweet. If Gregoire did indeed meet with him to discuss concerns over free and fair elections then the tweet is only stating the facts of what happened so I don’t see what there is to apologize about. If I was Almagro I would simply respond with “take me to court”.

    Meanwhile you all getting all hyped over a tweet that most people will probably just ignore (because barely anybody cares about some insignificant speck in the Caribbean), Maduro is preventing humanitarian aid from entering the country. Just consider that for a second. The government that our government is supporting would prefer their people suffer than allow humanitarian aid to enter the country. Sad!

  48. Dominican
    February 8, 2019

    I am a Dominican, who was here during the last three general elections. In my opinion they may have been free but certainly were not fair. One thing that troubles me greatly for instance are the lack of equal access to state media by the opposition and the the opaqueness of campaigners funding by the ruling party. Our Prime Minister may subscribe to the dictum that all is fair in love and war but true democracy demands a level playing field. I believe if any aplogy is waranted it should come from the leadership from a country that runs election campaigners that ar heavily skewed to their advantage.

  49. %
    February 8, 2019

    Lies,lies,and more Lies by DLP Misleaders…
    No wonder after 19 years of corrupt leadership, almost everyone with a brain is asking DLP what have been accomplished!!!!
    How can you go to selected capitals to reconfirm people.Are these capital locations where your operatives are working? So you will deliberately disenfranchise Dominicans in other parts (capitals) of the world? Basic common sense!
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

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