Lennox Linton sworn in as Opposition Leader following 2019 election (with audio)

Parliamentary Representative of the Marigot Constituency, Lennox Linton is the official opposition leader.

Linton took the oath before the President His Excellency Charles Savarin at a ceremony held at the State House on Friday.

Linton “solemnly” swore that he will “faithfully” execute the office of the Leader of the Opposition without fear or favour, affection or ill will and that in the execution of the function of that office he will “honour, uphold and preserve” the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Dominica”.

Linton was elected political leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) on Sunday September 01, 2013 at the delegates conference which was held at Castle Bruce.

He served two terms in opposition.

His party was defeated in the 2019 general elections held on December 6, losing to the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) 18-3.

Linton along with 3 elected and 4 nominated members will make their first appearance in parliament after the 2019 elections on Monday 10th February.

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49 Comments

  1. TeteMorne I From
    February 12, 2020

    One just cannot please human beings. Had Lenox step down, they’d call him coward, weak, whatever. Now that he is keeping his leadership role, and staying the course, they singing a different song: Lenox, stay classy and well spoken; Skerrit must go! Lenox for Prime Minister.

  2. TI NOM
    February 11, 2020

    with 3 members, what can you really change in dominica? you just want ur government salary?

  3. Dastrong
    February 9, 2020

    @ man bites dogs, that’s the best u can do? Constantly talk about Linton looks.. If we all had a choice we would have the best nose , eyes etc but we’re all God’s creation. You have serious issues

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    • Man bites dogs
      February 11, 2020

      @Dastrong, I am talking the truth it is there on his profile and if nature wasn’t being kind to this man well tough!

  4. Up den dung
    February 9, 2020

    Thank you granny, I take your advice and me not comment ing on the com mess wah gowan in Dominica. Let dem roll dia roll, ehh.

  5. Ripe patat
    February 9, 2020

    Lennox you’re way stronger than I am. I’d leave them people in their mess – half of them not even thinking about the future, just a set of crabs in that country. Now they crying brokes after an extravagant campaign. I might devote my psychology degree someday to the study of Labourites cause no sensible human would want this type of curse on them.

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    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      February 9, 2020

      Ripe Patat, think for a moment. Do you honestly believe if Lennox Linton was what you think of him, stronger than you as you profess to be, he(Lennox) would have gotten such a bad beating in the Dec. 6th 2019 election?.. 18 to 3
      Did’t you read the clear message the majority of DOMINICAN votes sent that THEY are not interested and do not want Lennox Linton to govern this country?. Don’t you see the biggest idiot in politics is Lennox? Consider you and Lennox as the CRAB. If there is a curse on anyone , it’s on no other than Lennox Linton. For that reason he shall never ever sit in that chair he will do anything to try to sit in. Lennox is ignorant, arrogant, and too self centered. This guy is not a people’s person. Not even the animals in the zoo would tolerate him among them.

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      • Kalinago Justice
        February 9, 2020

        @kid with a blocked head; you’re an evil inhumane being! The elections were stolen and rigged by your one-man corrupt rogue regime!!! Time will tell, judgement is not far!!!

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      • Pipo
        February 10, 2020

        My child, Roosevelt Skerrit’s victory was a pyrrhic one, if you know what that means. One he and the country could not afford, as you will see. Meanwhile Lennox is still standing, unbowed like Spartacus.

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    • Gary
      February 10, 2020

      You have just displayed one of the ways to identify someone with a big ego or someone “full of themselves ” it is through possessions of the work they do. When you say quote “I might devote my psychology degree someday to the study of Labourites cause no sensible human would want this type of curse on them” wow, do you know how ludicrous and silly you are writing such a thing, unleashing your ego. Where do you get the authority to make such statement quote “half of them not even thinking about the future, just a set of crabs in that country” how insulting you are, pity you, wallow in your foolishness.

      Insanity has been described as someone who does the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is this what makes Linton stronger than you, wow.

  6. Man bite dogs
    February 9, 2020

    Only Brian Linton, would have written such a crap after drinking a pint of homemade rum “@ Lennox is Boss”

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  7. Sybil nowell
    February 9, 2020

    What a handsome man with the biggest smile that I have ever seen. He has a hell of a brain in that head of his to wow his followers into their next move.
    I pray that he will pay attention to the country and start working to improve it not destroy please, show the people what you can do.

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    • Dora george
      February 9, 2020

      Lennox does not hot the country’purse

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    • Man bites dogs
      February 9, 2020

      @Sybil nowell, I don’t think you talking off Linton, if you do something is seriously wrong with you or may i say you have ka-ka Rat in your eyes 😂😂😂😂😂😂 I am no pilot given a chance I could easily land a 747 aircraft on this guy nose no problem whatsoever!!

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      • viewsexpressed
        February 10, 2020

        Man Bites dirty dogs, yes Sybil is talking of Hon Linton, and not your failed incompetent Skerrit. Be advised that Skerrit will never be this intellectual and decent political professional that Hon Linton is.
        “What a handsome man with the biggest smile that I have ever seen. He has a hell of a brain in that head of his to wow his followers into their next move. I pray that he (Hon. Linton) will pay attention to the country and start working to improve it not destroy please. Show the people what you can do.” Well said, well observed, well acknowledged.
        The more these clowns of failed Skerrit are trying hard to get at our Hon. Linton, the more they exposed failed immature, incompetent Skerrit. There is no way that failed Skerrit is able to, or cannot step into the shoes of Hon. Linton. A highly dedicated intellectual man who is versed in the principles and practice of Politics and socio-economic development. NO one knows of Skerrit other than good at the Bobols; Bin, Passports,…

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        • February 11, 2020

          @ Viewsexpressed, so you think that you are doing Lennox a favor? All of those things that you wrote above, about Lennox, are the foolish fantasies of your mind, or if you are dreaming, you need to wake up and face reality.

          Those are your words: “I pray that he (Hon. Linton) will pay attention to the country and start working to improve it not destroy please. Show the people what you can do.”

          ‘Isn’t this a contradiction? After you finish boasting about how great he is, you write that paragraph; are forgetting that Lennox is not just entering politics, he has been in for years; an 18-3 defeat has shown the people what he can do and will continue to do–it is to take the path of darkness in all his walks–no one will choose to walk that path with him.

          Continue with your foolish fantasies, there is nothing else you can do.

        • Man bites dogs
          February 11, 2020

          @Viewsexpressed, I don’t know what you are Man or Robot, but my assumptions off you’re a bloody Robot that is not programed properly having the guts to say Lennox Linton, is intelligent and more intelligent than Pm Skerrit if that was the case why is it Linton cannot win elections against our super prime minister Dr Skerrit, you see Viewsexpressed you Linton, and his cults are all losers that is going nowhere if you don’t believe me look at the way Linton and his Calamity clowns bad Behavior in parliament yesterday 10/2/2020 case close!! 🙊

    • Ripe patat
      February 9, 2020

      Definitely more intelligent than the guy you follow.. Shame vapid minds like yours still have the right to vote

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    • February 9, 2020

      @Sybil nowell, I hope that you are being sarcastic in that writing here; otherwise, I have to tell you that it is not well with your mind.

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      • Dastrong
        February 10, 2020

        @ElizBeth you will not condemn “Man bites dogs” comment about Linton nose but you will respond to Sybil. This is to show twisted mind is. The most godly lady on DNO. SMDH

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        • February 11, 2020

          @Dastrong, thank you for thinking of me as the “most godly” (the godliest) lady on DNO –that is who I am.

          However, it is not my place to condemn anyone, I am just as human as the rest. To tell you the truth, I did not even see what “Man bites dog” wrote to that person, in question, before I posted my comment to hers.

          And just because I am the godliest person on DNO, that doesn’t mean that I should not speak against what is not true. And what Sybil nowell, said about Lennox is not true–she is not being honest.

  8. February 9, 2020

    No on a serious note I think linton should resign because d mn looking miserable

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  9. Marjee parliament
    February 9, 2020

    Lennox. The younger people of Dominica need you. This kangaroo court parliament is a waste of your time! Open a private office to counsel the entrepreneurs. Charge if you must.
    We want to be independent of this joke they call a government.

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    • Toto
      February 9, 2020

      No, you trying to be too clever. Lennox place is in the House because he is the only one Skerrit is scared off, trust me.

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  10. I MUST Admit
    February 9, 2020

    Exactly 2 months after the mess of December 6, which we called election, the opposition Leader swears in. I have been very young and now I am old I must admit that I never saw that before in any democracy, whether here or elsewhere. I guess Skerrit and Charles Savarin wanted to remind us that Dominica is a full colony of China and as such opposition is not required

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    • Galileo
      February 9, 2020

      Give us the examples of at least the last three swearing in of opposition leaders in Dominica and tell us how soon after the date of elections were they sworn in. I await. Thank you.

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      • I MUST Admit
        February 9, 2020

        So what’s your point? The last three swearing were under Skerrit and his Chinese dictators so dates wouldn’t matter because the damage was already done. Don’t forget the distraction of Dominica began the day Skerrit and China destroyed our democracy in March 2004

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        • Galileo
          February 10, 2020

          Just answer the question. You do not have the answer and never did so you were just making an invalid point. That’s the point I am making. I have told you all on several occasions I do not come here for popularity, I speak my mind and I refuse to accept your points without thought.

      • Me
        February 10, 2020

        How relevant would this be Galileo? The earth continues to go round the sun unperturbed.

  11. viewsexpressed
    February 9, 2020

    Congratulations Hon Lennox Linton, His Wife and entire family members and also the entire professional, dedicated UWP Team, UWP supporters all overseas and we the People of Dominica.
    We look forward to the next sitting of Parliament where Hon. Linton and his Hon. Members will be heard live during the sitting of Parliament. Thanks UWP Team for being our guardians in Government and Parliament to address the many issues of state and government matters that we would not know of in absence of any other Opposition Party and Leader of the Opposition. A formidable trusted UWP Leader of the Opposition and UWP professional dedicated Team. Thanks much Team. Good Luck, all the best for looking out for our interests and that of the State. Please keep us informed of the flaws and questionable deeds of this failed Labour Government under Skerrit.
    We all must be alert, as we recall the Bobol scandals under Skerrit. For example: 1.The Bin Bobol, 2.The Red Clinic Bobol, 3.The Passports Bobol scam.

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  12. Calibishie Warrior
    February 9, 2020

    Bob Marley said it best… “One and all got to face reality now”

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  13. RastarMarn
    February 8, 2020

    But wait nuh, so what about the Court action to invalidate the election???

    What kinna bizniss dat nuh!!!

    So does this mean that “Leader of the Opposition” agrees with that outcome of the 2019 election???

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  14. KID ON THE BLOCK
    February 8, 2020

    So cocky eye rooster on round number three?!
    Real DICTATORIAL move!

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    • Ripe patat
      February 9, 2020

      Not Skerrit uno, Linton is the dictator. You’d swear labourites are a special breed of idiot

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  15. Unknown
    February 8, 2020

    Why in heavens name would he accept the leadership. You loss 3 times, let someone else lead. A lot of people didn’t really vote Labour, they just voted against Linton. Nothing against you sir but you’re killing the UWP. If you contest another election, you are only guaranteeing another DLP win. Please Step Down as Leader Of the Opposition

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    • look it
      February 9, 2020

      The expression on mr. Lin’s face shows that the leadership is forced on him. His supporters getting signed forms from the office for supplies without their signatures. The PM neither discipline or sack anyone, he takes the blame instead. Distinguished wear you must tackle, allow people to cast their vote with their conscience. The PM is not the problem, he is taking the blame so they vote him in.Find the loop holes and you are there

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    • Ripe patat
      February 9, 2020

      This shows the exact point – we are voting for personalities and not for our best interest. That is why Dominica will continue to fail. That crab in the barrel mentality is going to have us dragging our tongue on the ground when China finally colonizes us. Linton is not the issue, but Skerrit and his acolytes have successfully made you think that he is. Think critically when you vote – the issues, not on who smiles the most

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  16. ??
    February 8, 2020

    Why did it take Lennox so long to swear in as opposition leader? He thinks he knows more as a high school drop out than the trained lawyers….smh. I still give him credit for leading the professionals who supposed to know better.

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  17. dissident
    February 8, 2020

    Dominica will always have an Opposition Leader…….our Constitution demands it!!!
    No DLP leader, not even our President can deny our Parliament an Opposition Leader….it is proven!!!!
    our system in Parliament is set up as a Government side and a Opposition side.
    Parliament can’t sit with only a government side. Skerrit and de President must agree to this otherwise they would be illegitimate. de constitution would have to change first.
    Dominica’s Constitution was not written by a bunch of hungry hyenas!

    They can’t keep a god man down!!!
    Honors Sir!
    you have blazed a trail long before de coast to coast afternoon program that awoke our awareness,,,,,some will sleep and some will slumber
    De Spirit of truth and righteousness CAN NEVER DIE NOR BE BOUGHT FOR FAME MONEY AND POWER.

    BLAZE DE TRAIL….KEEP ON KEEPING ON!
    OUR CONSTITUTION IS DE WINNER HERE!!!!!

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  18. candid
    February 8, 2020

    Skerrit got his toy back. He was an octopus and now promoted to wilks,man look blows but we love him. Let the good time roll. good luck

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  19. Lennox is boss.
    February 8, 2020

    This is the one man in Dominica who EVERYBODY listens too.

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  20. DC
    February 8, 2020

    Mister arrogant finally cowered. What a shame! Why do people follow this man? It’s baffling!

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    • Me
      February 9, 2020

      Speak for yourself.

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    • Ripe patat
      February 9, 2020

      Because we actually use our brain. You should try it

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  21. Man bites dogs
    February 8, 2020

    Opposition leader for what this guy is a puppet on a string pulling by Edison James he is the real in control leading three blind mice. Linton has not got a dog chance to becomes prime minister of DOMINICA Ever Linton, has more chance of becoming pregnant than Pm off Dominica I would rather die in a gutter than seeing Linton as prime minister of Dominica!!

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  22. Gouvelma
    February 8, 2020

    Lennox I am disappointed in you. You should have used the powers given to You as Opposition Leader the very way Skerritt used his. Why did Charles “The Waste Of Time” Angelo Saverin head to the Windsor Park to swear in the criminals of the Labor party and chose to swear you in behind walls of State House? Is his presidency selective? Didn’t the thousands who voted for the UWP want to see their leader take the oath? Saverin your tenure is coming to an end. If you live a long life after your presidency most of it will be spent under the rule of the UWP. I sincerely hope that your pension is delayed and the stress of running it down kills you slowly and painfully like labor did to Gene Pestina. Congrats Lennox and yiur team. I know you will all represent us exemplarily. Defend the constitution of Dominica. While you sit there please bring a private member bill so the policy of civil servants having to resign to run for public office and the dual citizen restrictions removed.

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  23. Ras B
    February 8, 2020

    Does the Dominican constitution have any value? It would seem that the powers that be continuously flaunt its instruments impunitively.

    Case in point: Section 34 (1) a of the constitution states that five senators shall be appointed by the President acting in accordance with advice from the Prime Minister and 34 (1) b states that four shall be appointed by the president acting in accordance with the advice of the Leader of the Opposition. 4 senators named on 05/02/2020 when Dominica had no leader of the opposition, since he was only sworn in on the 07/02/2020. Are those appointments illegal and so non-binding?

    Does the UWP sit quite on constitutional matters when they are allowed to have their way? We have heard nothing from them about the requirements of the constitution on that issue nor did we hear anything from them about the disassociation from the UWP and Mr Francis on his alleged inappropriate behaviour with the minor, nor Mr Linton Independence salute!!

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    • February 9, 2020

      @Ras B, good observation; and thank you for the information.

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  24. Me
    February 8, 2020

    Let the fireworks begin.

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