UPDATE: Linton accepts challenge to debate PM Skerrit

Opposition leader, Lennox Linton has accepted an invitation to debate prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

Linton announced on Wednesday that he is ready and willing to respond to the challenge thrown out by Skerrit during the launch of his party’s candidate for Morne Jaune/Riviere Cyrique recently.

Skerrit told his supporters, “Challenge them [the United Workers Party] to tackle Labour on the issues. Challenge them to come debate their vision for this country with us.”

The opposition leader has proposed June 2nd as the date for the debate.

“We have invited the prime minister to debate for a long time and he has never responded,” Linton told Q95’s Matt Peltier,” This time as I understand it, it was at Grand Fond he indicated a willingness or a readiness for debate. What I’m doing is facilitating the process by indicating our willingness and our readiness…You can’t just let this thing be stuck in the statement that was made in Grand fond on Sunday.”

Linton went on to say, “If he’s serious, we would like to move forward and we’re suggesting 2nd of June 5:00 0’clock in the afternoon at the national stadium, for the grand national debate of all the issues. He says he wants the opposition to take him on and take his party on on the issues and we’re ready to do that.”

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103 Comments

  1. WHAT!!!
    May 3, 2019

    If this debate doesn’t happen the kinda disrespect I will feel as a citizen eh. Then I will agree Dominica really have Stockholm syndrome. Is not class captain we electing nuh. These ppl are trying to be the decision makers for our country’s future. What the hell is this blindness?

    We as a nation are complicit in the disrespectful and frankly unprofessional behavior of our politicians. We’ve been in election mode for 20 freaking years. I’m sick of it. Whoever is elected I doh want to hear about the next party or previous government. You are only accountable for you! No blame game anymore. That is WEAK and you do not!deserve respect if you do this. Don’t you dare call yourself the labor party government or the uwp government. The day after election you are THE GOVERNMENT OF DOMINICA! PERIOD!

    DO YOUR EFFING JOB N STOP THIS SICKENING POWER HUNGRY INTEGRITY-LESS NONSENSE! y’all look so small n petty n so undeserving of any respect much less anyone vote, demanding effing…

  2. Joseph John
    May 2, 2019

    I just heard that there is a tropical weather disturbance in the Bahamas. I just heard that there is a tropical cyclone on the east coast of India named Fani travelling at 150 miles an hour. I just heard that there are/were tornados in north Texas,USA.
    Can this be a warning for us to take precautions for hurricanes like Maria or worst. Can we put aside the political debates for now and pray for OUR Lord to protect us from the ravages of bad weather. The Season starts next month, in 29 days. Can we pray for us to be spared the ravages of volcanoes, floods, earthquake and hurricanes. Can we pray to Jesus for his protection from all disasters and calamities that are natural or manmade. Amen.
    The warnings and signs are out there telling us to pay attention and pray and prepare for a safe hurricane season.
    What we are at risk for right now can make Maria look like an infant. So please Pray, pray, pray. Prayer is never too much.

  3. Man bites dogs
    May 2, 2019

    Lennon Linton, is a conman that cannot be trusted on all levels this guy is a booboo all he got is a loud mouth and not saying nothing at all apart from crap a figment of the imagination he should be sent to a specialist bush doctor to clear the phantoms from his head that fantasy mirage he thinks he is the prime minister someone should tell Linton, its not real just an illusion!!!!!

  4. One-of-the-Twelve
    May 2, 2019

    It’s about time! Bring it on gentlemen and get ready to rumble (not ramble). Politics is very contentious and can sometimes fracture old friendships. I fondly remember watching an online video of Linton interviewing Skerrit in more amicable and youthful times. I believe a debate between these two more mature gentlemen will be a good thing for the Dominican electorate.

    I implore the voting public to pay close attention to each man’s articulation of his position and strength on every issue as well as his vision and plan for our country.

  5. John
    May 2, 2019

    Lets stop fooling ourselves. Our party have a lot more work to do and prove to the country, convince the voters that we are ready to govern. We need to stop letting Skerrit use his psychology as a distraction on us. Its not a debate that will help us win the next election. We are hurting ourselves by not being present in community development. We are absent in communities meeting people. We cant win general elections by being on a radio talking. I personally disapprove Lennox as leader of the party. Believe or not. Not everyone who has the ability to articulate are good leaders. The goal in mind should be winning period. We will never win a general election as long as Lennox is the leader of the party. Why? Because Lennox has self destoyed he political career. It is time for him to step aside and give the party a chance to be victorious. Our pride and arrogance are always our downfall in life. Winning is far from our reach in the next election.

  6. Man bites dogs
    May 2, 2019

    Linton, we all know that your iQ is very poor and so is your understanding of the English language, Pm Skerrit said in his speech at Grand Fond on Sunday 28th April 2019 Linton, you are a loser usless no good idiot and a bully nowear man so to speak, nothing was said about any debate Mr Skerrit would not waste his time with you Linton, if you want a debate go to your HQ @q 95 radio Matt Peltier will be glad to listen to your crap and lies. Just like your supporters all off you are masturbaters and you Francisco come out of hiding in America to teach Linton the meaning and definition of English language. One love Pm Skerrit and his government God bless Dominica.

    • Joy Leblanc
      May 2, 2019

      So when Skerrit said:-
      “Challenge them [the United Workers Party] to tackle Labour on the issues. Challenge them to come debate their vision for this country with us.” what exactly was he referring to?

      And regardless of whether he said it or not, the people of Dominica need to hear both sides on the issues that affects us in Dominica and their plans for the future development of this country. We are living in an enlightened society and we need to hold our leaders accountable. It cannot be the same old same old where we denigrate each other on the campaign platform, offering nothing substantive and expect people to vote. As voters we need to be informed and empowered to make the right decision. WE NEED A DEBATE PERIOD!

      • Joe Linton
        May 2, 2019

        “Challenge them [the United Workers Party] the word SUPPORTERS is deliberately or otherwise missing!!!!

      • Exe Right
        May 6, 2019

        you all have a DEBATE PERIOD already five more years

    • DAPossieMasse
      May 2, 2019

      Linguistics: Author please be careful.

      Improper Proper
      iQ IQ -By the way it means Intelligence quotient
      Pm: PM -Proper Noun so both must be capitalized
      nowear nowhere – If this is what you meant

      If it is your desire to criticize someone about proficiency with the English Language, then lead by example.
      The run-on on sentences are remarkably identifiable
      You put the first decimal in fifth line, but proper punctuation was required long before
      The thoughts in your sentences do not follow seamlessly, and therefore did not convey what you were trying to accomplish.

      There is a fundamental difference between, as we learned in Computer Science between semantics, technical errors, and syntactical errors

      So the next time you choose to spit in the air, please angle the trajectory of your lips, less you hold a desire to use soap and towel.

    • Manyways
      May 2, 2019

      I have one a few questions.
      1) Why does the PM have advisors from a foreign state?
      2) Why doea the PM believe he alone has all the answers?
      3) Why does the PM believe if not him then who?
      4) Does it mean no one is able in his administration?
      5) Does a foriegn state agree with countrys base on individuals or foreign policys?
      6) How many leaders have received Dr.degrees without sitting in a class room?
      7) Why can a PM insult some citizens and love others when we are all Dominicans?
      8) Why does a PM dismiss 13 ministers and asking to elect a fresh slate of candidates?
      9) Why did the PM tell the nation it’s not the dam business of the oposition where he gets hus money from , and it’s the oposition that reprisents the citizens who voted for them?
      10) Why was it alledge of so many companies owned by an individual in the UK?
      11) Is it not treason to travel to hold talks with a foriegn state without the consent of the Prime minister, when you are a minister of…

    • Rod of Correction
      May 3, 2019

      Man, your opinion is overshadowed by some foul and disparaging language that obscures your message. You are fully entitled to air your points and beliefs but consider using some decorum moving forward.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 4, 2019

      I keep telling you “Mr. Man Dogs” that you always get involved in making comments and do not know what you talking about. DAPossieMasse already fixed you!
      Nevertheless, keep in mind that one cannot have a poor IQ: A persons IQ can be termed high or low; some people IQ (intelligence) are higher than others, while some people intelligence are lower than others.
      Lennox Linton IQ surpasses that of Roosevelt Skerrit. I know yours is below and far beneath my own!
      And if you do not believe me I have already calculated your IQ.
      So let me brief you by informing you one IQ consists of a child’s mental age divided by chronological age multiplied by one (100) hundred:

      That is: IQ = MA/CA X 100 = IQ. Now that is not taught in kindergarten, I was taught that when had to study: The Science of Mind and Behavior in Psychology, when I was getting ready to attend medical school.
      That was part of my prerequisite!

  7. Rabbit
    May 2, 2019

    A better speaker is not neccesarily a better person nor a better leader,i will admit linton speaks better than skerrit but he will never be a better leader than skerrit,linton is a fake and god knows best.

    • f nilotipac
      May 3, 2019

      But Linton is not a thief, nor is Linton a liar.

    • Jack Sparrow
      May 3, 2019

      @ Rabbit, I agree with you that Lennox is a better speaker … to use your words, (my words would be articulate, eloquent and a skilled orator). These gifts can be measured by listing to both gentlemen, however I am having difficulty understanding how you arrived at the conclusion that Skerrit is a better leader than Lennox. What criteria did you use to arrive at that conclusion?
      Need I remind you that Skerrit rose to prominence with experience only as a teacher. He had zero experience in leadership before assuming the mantle of Prime minister, all he had was youth and dimples… sounds familiar??
      Given the fact that Lennox leads a vibrant Party and other leaders have aligned themselves behind his leadership is testimony that he would do a way far better job than Skerrit.

  8. My Little Boy
    May 2, 2019

    I suggest Skerrit that “kid on the block” debate Skerrit instead. I would really like to hear Skerrit and kid on the block go head to head on “Ross University’ that Skerrit destroyed after 15 years, only to replace it with ‘The Haitian University’, that is not creating employment for one single person and instead, looking for work that they cannot get. Kid on the block I really want you to debate Skerrit man.

  9. Joe Linton
    May 2, 2019

    Based on Linton’s DISMAL performance in the House of Assembly i do not believe he can take on Dr. Skerrit in any debate and come out victorious… No matter who is the moderator he will cry foul as usual, that’s just his life….His supporters are confusing eloquence with intelligence, one just have to listen to Lennox and realize how empty he is … i can hear the Moderator asking him about his foreign policy particularly to do with our relationship with Morocco and his usual arrogant senseless response being spoken in an eloquent manner….

    • Lin clown
      May 2, 2019

      If Linton don’t know the very simple difference between MAY HAVE and MUST HAVE how is mr Smart going to debate DR.SKERRIT.Linton paid $ 1 000 000 because he does not understand ENGLISH.DNO us means more than one so if Skerrit say debate us he did not mean leader vs leader.You are misleading Dominicans.

    • Jack Sparrow
      May 3, 2019

      Well… Skerrit has nothing to loose… bring it on then. :-D

  10. jamie
    May 2, 2019

    Lennox you have been battling a coward,and his only power is among his supporters,and he knows he van never stand on a stage and debate you,Skerrit is a coward.

  11. My little boy
    May 2, 2019

    My last child is in preschool and he told me he would prefer to debate Skerrit and, instead of the stadium he would prefer to debate the pm in his classroom, so all the children could attend. He said in the debate he wants the first subject on the agenda to be His future verses the future of PM’s son. He would like pM to tell him what steps he took to make Dominica a place where he can have a real future and compare that to the beautiful future he has prepared for his son and fellow classmate.

  12. doodoo
    May 2, 2019

    It was just a slip of the tongue, skerro will never embarrass himself like that, i bet he will never proceed with any debate, he clearly ask for it but he meant debate at their own rallies, not face to face.

  13. May 2, 2019

    Yes! Debate, please do that. After that Kalitay outburst/temper tantrums I saw a couple days ago, I am all ears! I guess we will see who gets promoted to the 2nd grade post debate.

  14. DAPossieMasse
    May 1, 2019

    So William Barr made the miscalculation and when in front of friendly a Senate, ended up in the bathroom, learned his lesson, and claimed he does not want to go before an Democratic Congress.

    It seems like since de man accidentally made de statement of a debate challenge, like Barr’s ‘runs,’ there are no more bathroom tissues neither in de Ministry nor de Financial Center.

    Ah ah ah Skerro, how could you make such a bad mistake man?

    • PX
      May 2, 2019

      You watch too much CNN. Get a balanced view.

      • Jack Sparrow
        May 3, 2019

        Boss RT, CNN, MSNBC, CBS and ABC all carry the same view that General Barr made a fool of himself… what other balance view could there be… FOX??? LOL LOL!

  15. May 1, 2019

    Mr. Linton Sir, if you claim the PM Skerrit invited you to a debate, how come you are the one who is setting the date? How come you think that you have that authority? And how rude!

    An invitation is supposed to come in a private envelope, email, etcetera with the dare and time on it, isn’t that so?

    Well, you don’t have the authority, to dates for anything right now! And you will have to wait for a loooooooooooong time before your turn shows up, and I don’t think this authority will be over Dominica and her either.

    You have made a fool of yourself right here to think that the Prime Minister Rosevelt Skerrit would go on a public stage to invite you to debate with him; why would he do that?

    PM Skerrit stands tall enough to know that he cannot stoop so low to stand at a debate box with you, get that into your small head.

    • UKDominican
      May 2, 2019

      Madame, you are facetious and puerile. mr. Skerrit issued a challenge in public by word of mouth. Not on a letterhead, sealed and delivered by mail or messenger. Mr. Linton accepted the challenge in the same way and what is more suggested a time, date and place. Mr. Skerrit can always suggest alternatives of course, if he is genuinly interested in debating the issues. You are right, mr. Linton can not dictate to mr. Skerrit and he did not, nor does he wish to but it is always proper and fair to accept a challenge. Let the Challenger put his money where his mouth is.

    • Looking
      May 2, 2019

      It would have been a perfect opportunity to embarrass Mr. Linton don’t you think ElizabethLinaXavier?

    • Ibo France
      May 2, 2019

      Lady, from judging you by your words, you think like a simpleton. The PM is our servant, we, the people, are his EMPLOER. He works for us not the other way around. Sherrit is incoherent and daft, and is incapable of articulating a coherent message and vision for the country. The man’s ill-throughout policies have dismantled and dismembered Dominica. The Double Honouree has nothing to shout about.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 2, 2019

      I Francisco doh know if some people not tired of all the thumbs down they get eh!

      I believe when certain people go to sleep at night or day all they dream is in all red eh!

      Interestingly, all thumbs down are registered in red, so when they think they are seeing thumbs up in green, and jump out of sleep to check their smart phone, all they see is thumbs down in red oui!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

      I boy doh call anybody name eh!

      No name no warrant eh!

      And by the way dem woman say FBI have warrant to arrest me, ah still waiting fu dem arrest me oui! 

    • Jack Sparrow
      May 3, 2019

      Ms. Xavier… a famous author once said …“It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt” (Mark Twain).
      The operative word Lennox used here is “suggest” : ‘ to propose… to recommend’.
      It is not written in stone, Skerrit can either agree or disagree and suggest another date. However, under the context of the suggestion, it indicates a willingness on Lennox’s part to accept any challenge of a debate with Roosevelt Skerrit.

  16. Daniel Thomas
    May 1, 2019

    Debate who a coward, a man laden with anger and hatred, a man with a blue heart who seems suffering from tremor.
    A man with no self control.
    A man who can’t seat in the house where of the people’s and when time come for debate he walking out, hell no let him continue to travel to all the 52 America state at the end he will debate his match Donald Trump.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 2, 2019

      “A man who can’t seat in the house where of the people’s” (Daniel Thomas).

      Daniel here is how far beneath Lennox  intelligence you are!

      Note: One can only be seated in the house; or “sit” in the house of parliament; there is nothing such as “can’t seat” in the house!

      One of the things a smart phone, or a computer does to people  is that they exposes the intelligence, and character of a person; your vocabulary exposed you as one who did not finish elementary school! 

  17. Braindamage
    May 1, 2019

    De skerrit will not want to debate….
    Because he will not want his secrets to be out of the bag..

  18. L power
    May 1, 2019

    If my prime minister refuse to debate Mr Linton i will vote UWP.

    • Me
      May 2, 2019

      Mr Linton u know he will back off. Too many skeleton in his bedroom

      • Joe Linton
        May 2, 2019

        But Me that’s where you going wrong the debate will not be about exposing any skeleton in Linton’s or Skerrit bedroom, its all about their plans, policies and visions, this time Lennox cannot just say “I WILL CREATE 12,000 JOBS BY 2025” OFF THE BAT, HE WILL BE CHALLENGED ON THE HOW!!! KNOWING THE ARROGANT MONSTER HE IS HE WILL WALK OFF!!!!! He will give all sorts of foolish excuses why the debate was flawed and set up to embarrass him….

        So best we save our country the Embarrassment of a life time and leave the debate where it is all now on Q!!!!

    • Joe Linton
      May 2, 2019

      You have Little power not LABOUR POWER!!!!

  19. poverty
    May 1, 2019

    Ever heard of a cold day in hell? That is exactly what it will be if the PM ever debate Linton. I am waiting for that day more than anything. Mr.Linton would make mince meat out of the PM. That would be the most embarassing event the PM would ever take part in. With all the baggage the PM has, man oh man, I am sooooo longing for that day. The only way the PM can win that debate is if he prevent Mr.Linton from speaking and I mean prevent him from saying one word. :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Keep the Debate in the open on the bayfront so we all can go witness it in person.. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  20. KID ON THE BLOCK
    May 1, 2019

    Lennox Linton should be debating the issues of the country and stop bad talking the country and Skerrit when he goes out of country.
    Tell the people how he can better things and where he is going to get money to fund his ideas. Debate that in Parliament; that’s where the National Debate takes place.

    • My Little Boy
      May 2, 2019

      I suggest Skerrit and that “kid on the block” debate instead. I would really like to hear Skerrit and kid on the block go head to head on “Ross University’ that Skerrit destroyed after 15 years, only to replace it with ‘The Haitian University’, that is not creating employment for one single person and instead, looking for work that they cannot get. Kid on the block I really want you to debate Skerrit man.

    • Ibo France
      May 2, 2019

      KID, I was with you until you proffered the idea of having the debate in the parliament. Are you serious with that incompetent, severely biased Speaker, who is fiercely adverse to the opposition? You cannot be serious! Then again, no serious person takes you seriously.

  21. Ibo France
    May 1, 2019

    I’ve been agitating for this for a long time an issue-based debate between Mr. Sherrit and Mr. Linton. I’m not optimistic that this will ever come to fruition. Why, you may ask. Sherrit cannot talk off the cuff; he is incoherent, inarticulate and seems at times detached from reality. He is good at reading prepared speeches written for him by his speech writers. Linton, on the contrary, is knowledgeable, eloquent,, confident and commands attention whenever he speaks. A debate of substance would only serve to enlightened the electorate and help them to make an informed decision in the polling booth. Debates among the other opposing candidates should be encouraged also. Despite his bravado, the PM is mortally afraid to engage Mr. Linton as he (Sherri) is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

    • Man bites dogs
      May 2, 2019

      @lbo, Your comments above is all about rubbish for a start Pm Skerrit, didn’t challenge that idiot for a debate Pm Dr Skerrit, would not stood so low this apposition leader is useless lazy and a Genie in a Rum bottle. lbo you like to give that false impression you are much clever than the rest of us. What is wrong with having a speech writer that is their job to do, every top man /woman has a speech writer you idiot.. “Linton, on the contrary is knowledgeable eloquent confident and commands attention whenever he speaks”. You having a laugh 😂 get back into your bottle of Rum Mr Genie and stay there with your Linton.

      • Ibo France
        May 2, 2019

        I’m laughing! I see you as a comedian but a poor one at it. Keep on writing, more laughs for me. This is comic relief for free.

  22. Locs Girl
    May 1, 2019

    Is dat…somebody call me when it start eh.

  23. REAL!!!!
    May 1, 2019

    Skerrit is going to hide behind his supporters to avoid a debate.

    He will be looking for the speakers dress.

    His words ” Man on Man we will mass them Up”

    COWARD COMRADE!!!!!

  24. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    May 1, 2019

    Debates are not usually held in a stadium, and if this is a first, one would hope it is televised, and broadcast via radio; where the entire island people can listen to both candidate, and conclude which of the two will make more sense.

    We already know that Roosevelt argument will be based on Housing Revolution, and apartment building in villages, but here is a question I want Lennox to asks him.

    How come in the South, and South East of the island he is giving people free Apartments, nevertheless; in Wesley he gave an 8 X 8 box to my nephew, and another young lady calling the boxes house with a pit-hole somewhere behind the boxes to be used as a catchment to store feces!

    Lennox must be sure to ask him what is the cause of Ross University School of Medicine, Colgate Palmolive, Harris Paint the Tram company, left Dominica after employing people in the country for more than forty, and fifty years!

    Why no International Airport exists?

    • %
      May 2, 2019

      Francisco, Skerrit will never accept the challenge. This PM has a lot of mouth, but he just cannot deliver!!! A coward!!!

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        May 2, 2019

        Percent I know, he is always very loud, making plenty of noise, but delivers nothing significant!

  25. Red Ants Bite
    May 1, 2019

    Let me make it very easy for the PM. PM can you just go on kairie FM for an hour or two and take questions only from Dominicans that did not graduate from primary school? Let’s start somewhere Mr. PM and please feel free to bring Madam Speaker so you could hide behind her very wide skirt as much as you want ok PM.

  26. Hide & Seek
    May 1, 2019

    Skerrit will not even debate Blessing, let alone Hon. Lennox Linton. In fact Skerrit will not debate any supporter of uwp because THE MAN IS A COWARD that has a lot of worms hiding in a can that he would prefer to shoot himself than to answer questions on any given subject.

  27. KID ON THE BLOCK
    May 1, 2019

    DNO, One would assume you heard and recorded the PM speech.
    Why should your topic so misleading. Did the PM send any invitation to Lennox Linton requesting for any debate?
    Nothing wrong with a debate but get your facts straight.
    Same way Matt could have recorded the number of times the PM mentioned Lennox name at the rally , I wonder whether he listened to Lennox when he had his meetings in Florida, Canada and the US.
    Didn’t hear the number of times the PM name was mentioned by LENNOX? So Lennox can mention the PM name as much as he feels like in his meetings. Ill talking him as much as he wants but once the PM mentions Lennox name Lennox and his gang are offended? As for Matt; it like a crime committed.
    Well if Lennox and his gang don’t want the PM to mention LENNOX LINTON name, tell LENNOX LINTON, refrain from mentioning the PM name at his meetings. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

    Admin: Reader, the PM’s own words: “Challenge them [the United Workers Party] to tackle Labour on the issues. Challenge them to come debate their vision for this country with us.” It seems to me that if there’s going to be a debate on the visions of the two political parties, I would expect that debate to be between the party leaders who should be best able to articulate their party’s vision.

    • Man bites dogs
      May 2, 2019

      @ DNO That is rubbish Mr Skerrit, didn’t asked that guy Linton personally for a challenge to debate. That is crap what you said to Kid on the block, that could never stand in a court of law.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        May 2, 2019

        Shut up  Dog Man!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

        The problem with you; your puppet master, Roosevelt Skerrit, and that nasty little rat; Kid On Block, is that your comprehension, of the English language, and grammar is so warped, and poor that you all talk yourself into situations as Roosevelt has done when he challenged Lennox to debate him.

        Now he put himself into a circle of tangled webs that he weaved; I don’t see how he is going to get out it except by lying as he do by claiming he never called for a debate.

        The most horrible thing about it is that he has people like you two little insects; lying barefacedly for him, making excuse:

        He challenged the Kid “Lennox for a debate,” if he backs out; that will render him an incompetent coward, and a more notorious liar than he is known!

    • Joe Linton
      May 2, 2019

      DNO: “the PM’s own words: “Challenge them [the United Workers Party]” you definitely miss the boat on this one because he was actually referring to the UWP Supporters, it was in the same context of saying they will do all sorts of nefarious things and attack you personally because they(referring to uwp supporters) cannot argue on the works of the DLP so he was sounding the call to his supporters whenever the opportunity comes around we the supporters must not get into the gutter with THEM the uwp supporters but instead debate/discuss with them the UWP supporters (who could be anyone including Lennox) on their vision etc. That’s what was said i know because i was there and obviously you relied on Q95 (as usual) for your story!!!!

      ADMIN: Your assumptions are false, we take our news from multiple sources. Infact, the prime minister’s statement was taken from the Labour Party’s Facebook page not from Q95.

    • Ibo France
      May 2, 2019

      KID, you always deviate from the topic. You also seem to be perpetually preoccupied with Matt. Are you waving the white flag before the start of the debate? Just like he will soundly be defeated in a debate against Linton, he will similarly get severely bruised at the upcoming polls.

  28. Perfect Idiot
    May 1, 2019

    Awa DNO Skerrit never invited Mr. Linton and UWP to debate. During the Grand Fond launching his tongue slipped and he used the word “Debate” but it was just a slip of the town. that he has since regret.

    But I don’t want Mr. Linton to waste his time with Skerrit nou. Instead I want to debate Skerrit on national radio. So I ready Skerrit so look some of the questions on the debate paper:

    On Aliereza Monfared
    1. PM, did you know Aliereza Monfared was wanted by Interpol when you told Dominicans that Monfared was a GOOD GENTLEMAN that loved Dominica?
    2. PM, is it true that you were seen several times entertaining Monfared in Dominica, while he was wanted?
    3. Why was Aliereza Monfared allowed to hidehe for 6 months when he was wanted for serious crimes?
    4.Did Mr. Monfared leave money behind here in? If so how much and where is it now?
    4. What can you tell us about the fate of our ambassador Monfared? Is he dead or alive?
    Are there more Monfareds hiding in Dominica?

    • Samuel Cockburn & Son
      May 1, 2019

      but it was just a slip of the town. you had ( This is for Laughs not politics) a bigger slip LMAO which Town Roseau or Portsmouth?

    • Gary
      May 1, 2019

      Do you read news outside of DNO, well if you did you would not be focusing on such silly questions, get out of your tunnel vision.

      • Ibo France
        May 2, 2019

        Welcome back Gary from your lengthy hibernation. The questions are quite pertinent and probing. That scandal tarnished the image of Dominica internationally. It has left an indelible stain on the country’s once immaculate reputation. Gary, common sense is not so common when it comes to you.

    • jamie
      May 2, 2019

      so why should he not,Skerrit is a coward and knows he can never win a debate with Lennox,keep supporting a coward,his day of ripping Dominica is coming to and end.

  29. Gouvelma
    May 1, 2019

    Come on Linton! You know better than that. You know he was not serious. He said that hoping you would not accept the challenge. Ok. I will pat bring in The Bald Genius Julian Rogers to moderate that debate. Any and all topics. The debate will also accept four questions from the audience.

  30. Zandoli
    May 1, 2019

    Linton is a better speaker than Skerrit. Skerrit has everything to lose and nothing to gain, so there will never be a debate between the two.

    • Ibo France
      May 2, 2019

      It’s not about two individuals; it’s about the electors being given an opportunity to discern for themselves which leader/political party has the better ideas to govern the country. This should be mandatory in my opinion. Sensible debates should replace the senseless vitriol that is discharged from the political rostrum.

      • Zandoli
        May 2, 2019

        Except it isn’t mandatory. My argument was not whether or not it was necessary. Given the choice, there is no reason for Skerrit to debate Linton when there is nothing in it for him (Skerrit). Purely from a political standpoint, why would Skerrit risk tripping himself when he can play it safe and stay clear of Linton?

  31. %
    May 1, 2019

    Skerrit just has mouth!!! Linton would humiliate him, and add more salt to his gaping wound. The loss of power syndrome caused him to launch patriot Linton, rather than Gretta last Sunday..He mentioned Lennox Linton’s name about 70 times, and Gretta just about 3 times..Can’t wait for the electorate to give him the boot!!!
    Oh My What a Terrible Leader This Man Has Been!!!!!!!
    He has ton loads of mouth, but this feckless and gormless character is a quintessential coward!!!!
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

    • Lin clown
      May 2, 2019

      SKERRIT has said over and over again he want nothing to do with Expelled Deported Linton except officially.UWP is loosing the election anyway.Linton want to give the time ,place and date of the debate everything has to go his way.Who is the Moderator?Those Blue Lazy idiots are being are once again being taken for a ride by Mr.Conman.Skerrit is a lot more educated than Linton .

  32. Bee
    May 1, 2019

    Garcon we all know Skerrit was making a joke. He will never seat down with Lennox. He to chicken.

  33. Bwa-Banday
    May 1, 2019

    Yesssssssss I! Cant wait for this national event. This is going to be ground breaking. Like the saying goes; ” careful what you ask for, you may just get it”. Skerro asked and he got it so time to roll. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  34. 1JADA
    May 1, 2019

    Please ask the crime minister how much money is in the treasury. We need to know this before you get into office because it’s going to be a rude awakening for most Dominicans when they find out the country is BROKE.The amount of money that was pledged,donated & given to the country after Erica & Maria should be able to build a brand new modern country. I’m just afraid most people will not be ready to hear the truth. that is when the real suffering will star for Dominicans. Remember i told you so.

    • May 1, 2019

      Stupidity, that is why UWP can never win they lack basic understanding. Monies pledged is no money at all untill it is received. Most of the big donations if not all are managed by institutions like the UN and the CDB. Example, China financed repairs to the college( work was done by the Cubans), but China did not give Dominica a check they funded the project through the UN.

    • Gary
      May 1, 2019

      Why are you so arrogant with such comment, The arrogance I’m alluding to is your statement quote “I am just afraid most people will not be ready to hear the truth. that is when the real suffering will start for Dominicans. Remember I told you so” Wow. Who appointed you to disseminate such revelation to Dominicans. The rude awaking you are suggesting to Dominicans is not based on facts and Economic Data It’s a ludicrous opinion http://news.gov.dm/news/4215-eccb-predicts-growth-for-dominica-s-economy, does this sounds like a Country that is broke if inherited by a next Government. Do you remember the financial state of Dominica after The UWP was defeated, so long for your silly revelation.

      • Ibo France
        May 3, 2019

        Gary, you are even more daft than I thought. The ECCB’s prediction is just that, a prediction is not a factual assertion. Even if the prediction comes to reality, it is only a temporary economic reprieve as the restorative work which gives the economy a unsustainable boost, will soon come to a halt. The PM has submitted in many of his pronouncements that the country has little money. The fact is, Dominica is in grave financial and economic trouble, orchestrated by Skerrit and his clueless disciples, and only a herculean effort by the new administration would put her on a path of success.

    • Jonathan Y St Jean
      May 2, 2019

      Great strategic move by Mr Linton to accept the challenge of a debate from Skerritt. First, if Skerritt backs out, it will prove that the doctorates he was given were not earned through intellect. It should be a slum dunk win for the man with two doctorates. I’m not holding my breath because Skerritt doesn’t have what it takes just look at the poor results and the poor state of development of Dominica and its citizens. I’m watching and waiting

  35. ??
    May 1, 2019

    Total waste of time. All Linton would want to talk about is Monfared and bin bobol…..Nothing about the development of the country.

    • %
      May 1, 2019

      You do not know what a debate is ..Patriot Linton cannot be the moderator and the debater together… Are you so vex that lazy Skerrit is about to be dumped and discarded by the electorate that your common sense has fled to the beast??
      Give patriot Linton a break!!
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

      • 💕Me💕
        May 2, 2019

        % why do you portray yourself as a patriot, when you have an alleged child molester as your deputy. Are you are proud patriot, when you called a press conference to denounce a woman, who filed for divorce from an unstable abusive spouse. No %, Lenox Linton as mentioned, IS NOT a patriot, but an abler.

    • %
      May 1, 2019

      @??
      What do you know about Monfared?
      Did he have/purchase a Dominican diplomatic passport?? Where was he hiding from lnterpol? Do you know Morne Daniel?
      Who facilitated him?
      Who had several pictures with him?
      Who was cutting cake and grinning like an unadulterated clown with him?
      You seem to know about Monfared, then tell us.

    • KaliNeg
      May 1, 2019

      So you’re accepting there’s a bin bobol and monfared issue to talk about!? I suppose you’ve got a conscience?

  36. Jay prodper
    May 1, 2019

    Boy now I know how intelligent the UWP. I have non problem with having a debate but the PM never said he wanted to debate. After making a point, he said and I quote “let the debate begin”. He made a point and he was asking for prople to discuss it. DNO, it seems like u need to review the speach and stop trying to deceive the people. If u guys want a debate, you the media, request one. But I don’t think a debate will never ever change the minds of the voters.

    • Bwa-Banday
      May 1, 2019

      Why you crying noh? Somebody beat you man? Not DNO but you need to listen to what Dr.Dr. Said and make sense of it. You see, Skerro can fool people like you who are daily living with your eyes close but not me, Dominicans by and large or DNO. Tell your god Skerro to come out under Alix’s skirt and Lil Tony penguin nose and let the debate game begin. Sunday June 2nd 2019 at the stadium President Xi built.

    • Joseph John
      May 1, 2019

      While I agree with you I have to defend DNO on this one. DNO is not at fault. I have had issues with their reporting and have been monitoring them daily to prove bias and lack of professional ethics for a while. Recently they have been doing very well. They have realize that accurate reporting will upgrade their ratings. They do not have to do like other media outlets and depend on untruth, fiction and speculation. The truth will always set you free. DNO if you continue on this trend students and researchers will be able to seek relevant information from jour archives and your ratings will improve.
      Everyone is entitled to their ideology, but you have a duty to report the truth regardless of who is involved.

    • Joseph John
      May 1, 2019

      It is not DNO who is trying to deceive it is the dishonest spinners of the truth, the opposition gang bangers, with their subtle cynicism who are pretending to want a debate. The place for politicians to debate is in Parliament, But Lean-oxx and his heard are yet to learn to respect the Speaker or to learn Parliamentary procedure after more than 4 years.
      lace

    • Channel 1
      May 1, 2019

      @Jay prodper – So Skerrit telling his supporters to go and debate the UWP on the issues but he himself staying away from debating Linton & the UWP on the issues eh.

      :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: …………………. all you self ………………. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

      • Ibo France
        May 2, 2019

        Channel 1, even the PM’s sheep-like supporters know it will be a huge mismatch so they are mortally afraid. How then they are always insinuating that Linton is dunce. Imagine a man with two doctorates is petrified to debate a school dropout. Ludicrous!

    • Wow!!
      May 1, 2019

      Well, Linton isn’t a bright guy so it would be hard for him to interpret that level of speech…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 1, 2019

      “the PM never said he wanted to debate. After making a point, he said and I quote “let the debate begin”  (Jay).

      I know that the English language is a very difficult language to understand and interpret.

      Even people who claimed to have  majored in English; i.e. Dr. Punjab/Duquesne the double doctor Roosevelt Skerrit is not fluent in the the English, nor do you.

      How can one say “let the debate begin” if they are not talking about debating someone?

      As far as I see, he ran his mouth off inviting a debate between him and Lennox, and now he has stepped into the fire your kind is trying to wiggle him out of it!

      Unless your boy Roosevelt is a coward, let’s see him debate Lennox  based on questions not written with answers.

      We don’t want to hear ‘ I give Dominica Douglas-Charles; I gave you apartment buildings, and the sale of Dominica passports, and I am not the cause of all the business which flee Dominica.’

    • May 1, 2019

      Jay prodper May 1, 201

      My friend, I agree with you! Lennox knows very well that he took this thing out of context, the only people that he is fooling are his followers.

      I mean how can “challenge them” turn into “challenge him”? And he is deciding what date and time the debate should take place; why is he so desperate?

      Seem as if Lennox doesn’t know how to do anything with class; this thing here is not classy at all–good Lord!

  37. TI NOM
    May 1, 2019

    Skerrit will never debate Linton in a public space…nice try though. good luck, Im hoping i’m wrong cus Skerrit has a lot to answer for

    • May 1, 2019

      You all are looking at a potential debate as an inquisition. If there is a debate the rules will not be set by Lennox. In a debate Lennox will have to show he has what it takes to be a responsible PM. In a debate Lennox will have to respond to the same questions as Skeritt, it will not be a Q95 show. Putting bias politics aside Skeritt is far more intelligent than Lennox and has more administrative and political experience. Lennox knows Skeritt will not debate and he knows that he will be better off not debating Skeritt.

      • Ibo France
        May 2, 2019

        You seem and sound both confused and moronic. Why would Linton wholeheartedly accept a challenge that he knows will only be a monumental embarrassment to himself? You make very little sense, in fact, no sense at all. Political experience? Sherrit has experience in corruption, victimization, crudity, making false promises and authoritarianism. His experience has run the country into a deep ditch. That kind of experience is null and void, no good. Chicken Sherrit does not have the courage nor intellectual acuity to match Mr. Linton. He will keep his distance away from any such debate for he fully well knows the likely outcome.

  38. Dominica
    May 1, 2019

    Debates a good,
    Its help each party to set goals to work on,
    and to see what have been accomplish
    And the debates should be done in respecting each other

  39. Yawns
    May 1, 2019

    Won’t happen…. Skerrit knows he can’t debate with Lennox. Only in the house of assembly he can stand and spill out insults with the backing and protection of the Speaker of the house.

    • Pipo
      May 1, 2019

      That is so true. Madame Speaker must have a powerful magnet in her pants to pull a man with balls of steel, like Skerrit under her robes so.

  40. nobody
    May 1, 2019

    I hope that this will be a public event. Winsor Park Sports Stadium we want to sit down and listen to that one. YES YES YES!!!!!!

    • Joseph John
      May 1, 2019

      There will not be any debate. That is all for now. I was going to use a patois word with p, but DNO will not print it.

      • Toto
        May 1, 2019

        Chupes man, your man have no balls, only Ping–Pong balls he have. He is like a bully in the playground, a coward that puts others up to do the dirty work for him.

    • %
      May 1, 2019

      @nobody
      Skerrit is one big “qwar pon””.. Just””parwol”” he has!!! My friend they say Skerrit cannot run, but trust me, to avoid the debate, he will run faster this time than when he was chasing JI (the crook) from his office when JI was offering his willingness to help in Dominica’s rebuilding after Maria.Skerrit chased JI (the crook) from the Financial Center to the Bay Front!!!
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

    • Sense out of nonsense
      May 1, 2019

      Not only should be a public event but it should happen at least every election year leading up to the election.

      All candidates going up for election as leaders of their party should face each other in debates and also take direct uncensored questions from members of the audience.

      We should also have a public hearing or to with a public record where we can have a file of the statements that people make so that we can bring it back on them.

      That is how the US system works that’s why everybody can be so into the US’s business because they are so transparent. We need some of that transparency.

      Also we need to have campaign finance regulations so some people can take jail for the monies they spend to buy votes.

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