Linton appeals to overseas supporters to ‘pay your passage’ and come to vote

Linton addressing supporters in the Bronx New York. Screenshot from video of event

Prime Minister and political leader of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP), Roosevelt Skerrit, recently urged Dominicans living in Antigua to come home to vote to ensure the re-election of his party and the continued development of the country. Now, Opposition Leader and leader of the United Workers Party, Lennox Linton is countering that DLP strategy by encouraging Dominicans living overseas to come and vote to save the country – with one condition – that they do so without accepting bribes.

At a Town Hall Meeting in the Bronx, New York of Sunday, July 7, Linton accused the Dominica Labor Party (DLP)  of planning to ‘steal’ elections through overseas votes.

“They are planning to steal elections again and they are planning to steal elections with overseas votes. Bribery is a criminal offense under the election laws of Dominica and its a criminal offense in the defense of our democracy,” he stated. “Dollar bills must not vote’ it is the conscience of people that must vote. You cannot be casting a ballot because somebody paid $200 or paid your airfares to come down. You cast your ballot because in your heart you think this is the right thing to do.”

The UWP leader told his audience that they need to be more involved in order to change the administration of Dominica.

“Dominicans, save your country. I believe there are more people in the United States of America [who] originated in Dominica, who have the capability to pay their own passage, go down to Dominica to vote than people who will accept the bribe of the Labour Party to come home to vote and corrupt the result of election,” Linton said

He added, “If you want to save your country put the little money aside now. They want to use people that they can bribe from up here to come and influence the result. You get involved and swamp them in Dominica. The right thing is a vote of conscience to change the administration that has not worked for Dominica.”

Linton said that the DLP political rally which recently took place in Antigua was held to distract Dominicans from the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) electoral reform rally in Roseau.

“Last week, hundreds of Dominicans were ferried  to a political event in Antigua. That whole exercise was a half a million dollar national distraction away from the patriots of Dominica who were hosting an electoral reform rally in the city of Roseau. He took people from all around Dominica, payed for a boat, send them to Antigua,” he stated. “While they went to Antigua on the boat, he went on the plane and when he arrived at the airport in Antigua, the people that came on the ferry were moved to the airport to welcome him with the money from the sale of Dominican passports.”

He told his audience that this is a full frontal assault by one man, “not just on the sensibilities of the people of Dominica but on their Democracy and on their right to decide who should be in their government.”

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104 Comments

  1. Ibo france
    July 12, 2019

    Decent minded, morally upright, law abiding citizens are shunning the DLP and gravitating to the UWP. Team Dominica offers hope, real change and a brighter future for all Dominicans regardless of political allegiances. DLP is well known for gossip, character assassination, falsehoods, corruption, coarseness and deafening noise. The choice is easy. Linton for jobs, unity, economic security, betterment for all. A vote for Skerrit and his minions will surely result in continued starvation wages, scarcity of jobs, high crime, poverty, hardship, division, bad roads, rotten bridges, insecure future, vagrancy, tarpaulin roofs, mold infested public buildings, champagne lifestyles for PM’s family and buddies, bad healthcare, poor schools, smelly-unsightly Roseau. Skerrit has presided over a country where maladies are aplenty and good times are sparse. It’s Time For Change, we don’t want five more years of empty bellies.

  2. Ibo France
    July 11, 2019

    UNBEARABLE! Mr. Linton has rattled the red ant nest by urging the Dominica diasporans to do the right thing, to be law abiding. The lawless opposers have gone berserk, insane, totally deranged. This is what happens when you reside in Skerrit’s garden of liars, cheaters, beggars, crazies and unhinged. It’s always the right time to put Law & Oder on the front burner. All decent minded, law abiding citizens of Dominica, no matter which part of the world you live, shun the lawlessness presently espoused by the red blood stained, nakedly corrupt Skerrit oligarchy.

  3. July 11, 2019

    Sound advise from the UWP leader but garcon guess what “you madding man” these DLP “mouton batallie” in the diaspora will not listening to you because they have one thing on their mind “free vacation” all expenses paid” with CBI monies just to continue the economic and mental enslavement of Dominicans at home and to keep this corrupt, greedy BEAST in power.

  4. July 11, 2019

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :-| :-|

  5. July 11, 2019

    The guys seating next to linton needs to love his family, then he we will believe he genuinely love his country. Prentensive, lying, selfish mf. U don’t even speak to your grand kids back home, but u fighting for country. I will vote lennox aside from the negativeity said upon his accomplice. Dominica needs change.

  6. KID ON THE BLOCK
    July 10, 2019

    UWPites in the diaspora, beware of con men. THEY come in all shape and form . The same man that tells you all to save your little monies to come down and vote is the very same one that coming and beg you all in the diaspora and take away the same little monies you put aside for him to to live large. Does this guy care and loves you ALL?

    • Ibo france
      July 11, 2019

      As usual, inanity from an adolescent with nothing between the ears. Linton has a great respect for law and order. Conversely, bribery and corruption are two inseparable bedfellows of the DLP.

  7. Man bites dogs
    July 10, 2019

    Look at the black adder on the podium the effects of losing the next genaral election once again. Any man who has taken so many defeats over the past years has got to be a fool to come for more. Mama look at a boo boo.. 🤣😂

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      July 10, 2019

      People who reverts to violence, are at the same level of animals; they are savages.

      Anyone man who constantly make a fool of himself ridiculing another because of hate, is worst than a savage!

      Definition: A savage is a non-domesticated, nobody under human control, in other words the savage is an untamed beast of burden eh!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

      Such vicious animals should be living in the wild mingling with other animals more vicious, and dangerous than they are.

      Roosevelt and Man Dog would survive very well in the wild!

      • Man bites dogs
        July 10, 2019

        @Francisco, My dear old friend and sometimes political enemies just love this guy. But what I cannot understand in your comments above why are you disrespectful to Lennox Linton, saying such a thing as calling him animal, savage none human and dangerous. Francisco I believe that you and Linton both losing it pal please have a word with your psychiatrist for treatment and mental disorder.

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          July 10, 2019

           Grammatically I might not be a hundred (100%) percent correct; nevertheless, I am sure that more than half the time I speak and communicate in writing I am almost correct; even a first week kindergarten student can comprehend.
          Sometimes I am fragmented; every now and then, typing errors may cause me to skip a word or two.

          My brain is developed to a point where it cannot process garbage; when my eyes transmit garbage into my brain all the neurons misfires! 
          Gray matter changes color too.

          Gray matter, comprises the areas of the central nervous system in which the sums of neurons predominate, that is, the part of the neuron in which its nucleus and its “body” are located.

          The gray color of these areas contrasts with the white of the rest of the nervous system, which has that aspect because they predominate the axons of the neurons, that is, the extensions that arise from the sums and are covered by myelin.

          Reading or listening nonsense shuts my brain down!

        • July 11, 2019

          @Man bites dogs

          Hehehehehehehehe! I think you have got him well tight with this one. I don’t think he saw it coming to him. Ayelasss!

          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            July 11, 2019

            Shut up again Elizabeth!
            Man Dog may have got you, certainly not this kid; what he thought I am saying, or in his warped and twisted mind believe I conveyed something to Lennox proves he is very delusional, the same as you and Roosevelt.

            You three are mad;  I may have to change Man Dog name, to mad dog eh!

            Hear this, Lennox have a name; you Elizabeth have a name, I have a name; I know you are human; remember I come into your house and eat all the food you cooked for both of us, and when you look for your share, all gone because I eat it all, and also drank all your beer too!
            Remember: eh, eh, eh?
            Haahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

            So, you are human, the other culprit does not have a name!

            Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 3
          • Man bites dogs
            July 11, 2019

            @Francisco,
            Linton has a name, and not Linton have a name. It looks like that so-called certificate you bought from the supper Market did not teach you properly.

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          • July 12, 2019

            Telemaque, by all means, you had to come personally. What is the big idea of telling people that you came to my house, am I the only person that you have visited, in their house? Well, you didn’t worth that visit eh!

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          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            July 12, 2019

            Man dog, as long as you and Elizabeth have each other, I’m a happy man.

            Usually when she join forces against me with anybody; before long she and her new associate usually turn on each other!

            I look forward to the day when you both will commenced firing at each other; I doubt Ali Baba, that crooked boy that Dominica Mountain Chicken Crapo Mentality Roosevelt will be your referee.

            Roosevelt like confusion, and chaos, therefore he will let you Elizabeth and Man Dog fight to the death Oui!

            Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

            Then the crooked wimp will stay in mansion and clap to see the destruction of both of you!

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        • Roy
          July 11, 2019

          When it comes to mental disorder: all liberals whether local or international suffers from this illness

      • July 11, 2019

        DODS you should know about people making a fool of themselves because many times you have done that so don’t call people fools and savage because they are not supporting your comment like the say only a fool break his own hart so stop and think or maby you have no time to think you to quick to judge so stop throwing the first stone

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          July 11, 2019

          ………………………….. if you are referring to my response to the dog, that calls himself Man bite Dog, you are fighting the wrong battle.

          The Dog Man can fight his own battles, its a matter of insults between him and I; he insults me I fire back a more devastating insult.

          Truth is my insults are more effective than his/her own.

          And by the way I doh know if the person is man or woman, they claim they know me; but unless this fake, this fictitious human dog disclose his/her name I can safely say they doh know me, just as I doh know you eh!

          No malice or vendetta involved between the person and I  okay!

    • Ibo france
      July 11, 2019

      I’m convinced that they are some people that cannot be helped. They remain unschooled and backward from the cradle to the grave. A brain is such an awful thing to squander. This guy spew Bovine Stool (BS) every time.

  8. OpenMindSet
    July 10, 2019

    This is how backwards both these parties are and that’s why sometimes the grotesque saying “better the devil you know” seem to prevail.
    It’s 2019 for God sake, in fact July 2019 and these backward politicians are asking folk to pay £700 to come to DA to vote? If people are entitled to vote, in why not send them postal votes? How difficult can that really be? The UK, US, Canada etc etc they all have citizens abroad that vote. They are not required to return home just to vote? they are sent Postal ballots. In fact even those residing in the country can request postal ballots.
    Our Politicians seem to travel the world and come back with no new ideas or innovation. just the same rubbish. (and that goes for all of them)

    • Kalinago Justice
      July 10, 2019

      OpenMindSet; hope you really suit that name :?: For what you’re asking to happen,the one-man rogue regime prime mistake has to go to parliament and enact such law for what is called absentee ballot! Instead of the one-man rogue regime prime mistake use the legal means so that there can be a level playing field,he chooses instead to recruit selective voters by paying their passage in addition to giving them bribe money so they can vote him! Therefore Honourable Lennox Linton is right in counteracting such move! Mr.Linton does not have the authority to allow people in the diaspora to vote wherever they are,it is those in power through the Electoral Commission who’s authorised.

    • Joseph John
      July 10, 2019

      @ mind set. Why all this duplicity. You know very well its the unreasonable wicked people (uwp) who are raining confusion under the guise of electoral reform. (Not Constitutional reform). Trying to paint the present system as not equal and nor fair. They pretend that the playing field is not level but the DLP Administration has not change the system that is in existence for over 70 years and Linton is old enough to know that. He is just up to his usual scam fest.
      I use to wonder how come one 5th grader can scam so many people until I read about Hitler and then I read about a man who sold the Empire State Building twice. Or the man who sold bay front property in Arizona. Then there was Ben Ladin (re 911) who convince terrorist that all infidels deserve death.

  9. DA 19 seats
    July 10, 2019

    I never read so much margie In my life time 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Linton why so much inconsistency confusion and dishonesty??

    Boy trust me that day is coming yea. Believe me.

    Nou kie chèbay choockie

    Sort Zoe yea

  10. Danziger
    July 9, 2019

    Man, you don’t know what you about last election you all came by the port to PROVOKE us. Called us missonaries, diasporas,beggars and INSULT us. In 2009, you all said “LA MER KAY BAWAY” so we will stay on the FERRY, no outside voters. All of a sudden talk change “come and vote but pay yr ticket, my TICKET in my bag cuz anytime SKERRO ring the bell, I on board straight St. Joe, Labour city. Last time you all came to GAUDA, there were 39 people in the meeting but bring two boat load of yr supporters up so the hall will full. When you get PRESSURE from us do not stop the meeting nor close the door like in 2014. I would like to kw if is a mistake you make when you said PM did not work for Dominica.

    • KaliNeg
      July 10, 2019

      Another dumbincan criminal in gwada!

      • Danziger
        July 11, 2019

        @KaliNeg, kw your place if you know that I’m a criminal in Gwada, may god send showers of BLESSING on you none CRIMINAL.

    • Joseph John
      July 10, 2019

      I think Duplicity means dishonesty and corruption. The badge of honour of the uwp gang.

  11. Braindamage
    July 9, 2019

    Lint :roll: n is not our problem here in Dominica.
    Sk :twisted: rrit is the problem!
    Team United Workers Party, the soon coming Government of Dominica.

  12. July 9, 2019

    @Joe Linton, this is a good catch here, against Lennox and his allegations of foolishness. That man does not know how to think before he speaks and he expects that Dominicans will choose him to go out there and represent us.

    Well, this would be the darkest day of Life in Dominica, maybe never to see the light again–please O God, do not allow this to happen to us.

  13. July 9, 2019

    And one more thing!

    Last week I read where Telemaque said that there are about 29 000 Dominicans living in Antigua; so is Linton saying that none of those Dominicans support the DLP

    PM Skerrit was on an election campaign in Antigua, so he needed his campaign members to be there with him. What difference does it make, how they got there–especially that Antigua is a boat ride from Dominica

    Linton needs to stop trying to plague the minds of his followers with confusion and lies; there is not much time left for the next general election

    • July 10, 2019

      Please use the common sense that you have, in Antigua have a fair enough of Dominicans living over there therefor regardless if it’s PM or Linton don’t need to take any boat load of supports from Dominica to accompany them to Antigua, because the people they have to convince are those over there to come down if they are qualified according to the voting act come down to cast there vote, it’s that simple, We Dominicans refuses to really think things thru before reacting or commenting. The PM is not the only person derailing the developments and policies of the Island, the people just wouldn’t hold him accountable for just about anything they accept things as they are but when someone else comes along and try to show them where and how different things really are they are trampled on. CLEMO ask all of us to start thinking for ourselves wake up and take control of our actions in the name of Dominica.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      July 11, 2019

      Elizabeth, I know people in Antigua in high place: that information I got regarding the amount of Dominicans residing in Antigua was conveyed to me by someone who knows.

      Weather or not they are supporting the UWP, we know for sure they are not supporting Roosevelt Skerrit oui!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

      You want to know how I determine that?

      Well; let (I boy Francisco) tell you; the fact that Roosevelt had to pay more than two hundred Dominicans dressed up in red; paid a boat to take them to Antigua as sacks of potato’s and bananas to go to meet him at V. C. Bird state of the art International Airport to clap for him.

      That is concrete evidence that the thousands of Dominicans who found a better life, living and working in Antigua are no longer supporting Roosevelt and his corruption anymore!

      The  motorcade through the streets of St. Johns comprised only the two hundred beggars, and clowns taken from Dominica like slaves to make fools of themselves! 

  14. July 9, 2019

    Mr. Linton Sir, you call it bribery from the DLP, but your suggestion is a gamble for us, in the diaspora

    I am saying that your suggestion that people pay their passage to travel to Dominica to vote at an election event brings the question: What if my party does not win?

    So there goes $1500.00 and up to go and support a party that did not win; Mr. Linton, would that not be a very, hard piece of meat for you to swallow?

    Sir, would you do what you suggested above? Then I think that you are making things harder for yourself, every time you open your mouth to speak wee! Ayelasssssss!

    And let us not forget that a few months ago, you said that anyone who has lived away from Dominica for more than five years is no longer Dominican.

    So you rendered me a non-Dominica since 40 years ago, now you are asking me to pay my fare to go home to vote. The election is around the corner and you still have not yet made up your mind; will you hurry up?

    • out of south city
      July 10, 2019

      You are a hypocritical christian. You are supporting a party that has caused some people to be dependent instead of INDEPENDENT. A leader that lies to the masses, by making false promises since his time in office, has allowed the GDP of the country to be the worse during his time in office, selling our passports to rouges and criminals, allowing our flag to be sacrileged by the Chinese, selling our national birds and giving no account of them, causing Ross University, which generated income to so many, to depart from the island, giving “COOL OUT” money to buy votes, spending money for some of his supporters to go to another island to promote votes while many still have their roofs covered by tarpaulins. The list goes on and on.
      Check your conscience and stop supporting CRIME.
      UNAPOLOGETIC

      • July 11, 2019

        @out of south city, there you go again telling me who I am and what I support blah, blah, blah!

        I know who I am and what I need in Life, it is most certainly, none of your business!

        I don’t know who you are, for all I know you could be a damn robot from outer space; that could be where your “south city” is located!

        Will you please leave my opinion alone and once more: JUST DISAPPEAR IN YOUR SMOKE OF DARKNESS to your south city-dwelling!

        • Man bites dogs
          July 12, 2019

          Well said Elizabeth, I could not have said it any better. What i do know about these people so-called Workers clowns and idiotic boomboom flies when we hit them with something positive they cannot handle it even Linton a leader who is always leading from the back cannot handle the Red. Red hot pressure he will be getting in the next coming months and weeks…. Labour one love 😍 Skerrit keep the pressure on!!!

          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            July 12, 2019

            When a man spends all of his time looking for something to take that does not belong to him, where will he find the time to put pressure on Man Dogs?

            The lame dock days and hours are slipping away, it is only a matter of days now the crooked culprit, who went from rags to riches fellow will soon crack under pressure, and have a psychiatric breakdown; a breakdown that will lead to a defeat at the feet of the humble Lennox Linton, and Team UWP.

            We will not fly him out to another country for treatment; he will be locked up in whatever mental institution is in Dominica so that he can experience his neglect of the country while he plundered and destroy the economy of the country!

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    • Likkle boy
      July 10, 2019

      No mam, he wasn’t talking to you. You can stay where you are. We have enough to deal with here.

    • Joseph John
      July 10, 2019

      @Elizabeth ,…..we know that a minute minority that make up the UWP refuse to remember the misbehavior of their fake leader. So I will just mention three instance. One,Linton was on CNN, a world leading news outlet disparaging Dominica and Dominicans for the CBI programme which his party started. Two, During last election campaign he called Dominican prostitute and criminals. Three, he and his fellow gang bangers condemn the DLP for campaigning in Antigua but he and members of his band have been campaigning in the USA on several occasions
      Mark you the DLP was talking to Dominicans who went to shelter in a sister island re Maria.
      Those minority unreasonable wicked people uwp will hate you and call you all kinds of names because they have nothing to offer. Just research their track record and you mighy change that to useless wacky parasites (uwp)

  15. electoral reform now
    July 9, 2019

    I completely understand your concern. Labourites, you are scared of the tsunami of blue that will descend upon you from the USA, Canada, other Caribbean islands, UK and elsewhere to vote for UWP. The solution is simple, ELECTORAL REFORM. Ma Bruce Lee that left Marigot 25 years ago name still on the list. She coming eh.

  16. Disappointed Laborite
    July 9, 2019

    To be honest with you I dont like Lennox Linton and like Shaun I am not a lover of UWP. On tbe other hand Iike tbe PM and I have been a laborite from birth. However, I LOVE DOMINICA more than I like Skerrit labour and DA. People right now Dominica is in serious trouble and the question that must be asked at this time is, what can I do to save Dominica? I asked myself that question and to me the only thing we can do now is to vote UWP just to save Da becauze anothef 5 years of Skerrit, Austrie and Blackmoore would be like burying Da, just because I dont like uwp and Linton. Skerrit and the DLP had 20 years to lay a foundation of growth for Da. But instead they broke and destroyec e everything we had and left us with a nation going nowhere. They enriched themselves and their friends while we got poorer and yet they brought down thousands of Haitians worse than us to fight for the little we have. Its madness and I as a laborite join UWP and call on Dominicans to come help save DA.

    • OpenMindSet
      July 10, 2019

      I hear you. But Since Erika, I have not heard two or three sincere, practical or exciting policy from UWP? Linton have bashed almost every nation that help us at times of need (and we’ve been in need) So my biggest fear, is what will happen if another Hurricane Maria strikes will Linton is PM. Those Governments that he’s slated will not be there, and if he’s banking on USA….then people we’re in much bigger trouble. I’ve heard Linton talk a lot about Agriculture, yet have not heard a single practical, affordable or well meaning policy to that end, in fact he criticised the Gov for giving farmers seedlings after the hurricane. So what would he have done instead. After Maria the first thing Linton did was to criticise the Gov. Not asked to help, not asked if the people were ok and how bad things are, but to criticise. And worst still, to go abroad to the US of all places to smear our beloved country? No No No. I only tell people the good things about Dominica. Never the bad.

      • KaliNeg
        July 10, 2019

        :twisted: openmindset,you are a liar and as evil as your leada.s,the one-man rogue regime prime mistake who’s father is the father of lies the devil himself! :mrgreen:

  17. Lin clown
    July 9, 2019

    LaPlaine Observer,SKERRIT cannot bribe Labourites.We are always Labourites.In 1995,2000,2005,2009 and 2014,UWP got 34.26,43.24,43.67,34.86 and 42.85 % of the votes respectively.DOMINICANS DO NOT LIKE UWP.Because of the UWP ability to tell lies,and their high level of.LAZINESS .

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      July 10, 2019

      To begin with, the way to started your comment shows that you were or are no Laborite. Many like you have pretended to be one of us(Laborite) but that won’t work. Try something else. You are nothing else than a crook and a TRAITOR.

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        July 10, 2019

        My above comment was posed to you , so called Disappointed Laborite!

  18. Bob Denis
    July 9, 2019

    RATIONALE, is not a word that is TREASURED among Dominican Nationals living in the Northern Hemisphere. It is either you are DLP or UWP, a lot of negative energy is displayed, as one can be ostracize if not willing to go along with their view point. After the vote , what? are we willing to make sure that no Political party is going to hold the reigns of power, the duration it is presently? History have shown that Dominicans are willing to take adverse political decisions only to regret later on. By the way, how many Dominicans are willing to wage airfare, for the voting cause? time will be our decider.

  19. Just Trying To Maintain
    July 9, 2019

    Mr. Linton, perhaps you are not aware, a preplanned round-trip fare from New York to Dominica ain’t cheap, costing up to US$1200. That is a large sum for some expats trying to keep their heads above water in the Big Apple.

    My humble advice is that you should focus your campaign efforts on the domestic front where you can make your case to the voting public who will duly reward you if your message resonates loud enough.

    • Child of Itassi
      July 10, 2019

      The bigger picture:
      The unknown number of new electorates who purchased Dominican citizenship by our CBI program can easily afford to come and vote. Should we leave the future of Dominica up to them?
      Hindsight is 20-20.

    • No
      July 10, 2019

      And allow Skerrit to ambush the election with plane loads and boat loads of his cronies? Did you see how easily Skerrit chartered a whole ferry? Diaspora, if you can come and vote DLP out of office, come. Do you hear me?👂

  20. DA2DBONE
    July 9, 2019

    Fellas make up your minds. Can I come or not?

    • Yes
      July 10, 2019

      Buy your ticket and come. Your name is on the list, right?

  21. Lisad
    July 9, 2019

    Ok so now you can come to vote as long as you are on the voters list? Linton stop the confusion.and we are not stupid. No one accepts a bribe for something that they want in their heart. I plan to vote for the DLP. If someone is paying my passage this cannot be a bribe. Just accept the fact that you hate helping people .

  22. hip hip...hooray!
    July 9, 2019

    UWP supporters, cheers. You’re doing an awesome job at home and abroad. Let’s stay on course, the victory is in sight!
    That burning those labourites eh :lol: :lol: :lol:
    How a team of intelligent and free thinking Dominican patriots have rallied around the rightful Prime Minister of Dominica, Lennox Linton. Yes, he would have been Prime Minister now if it were not for DLP’s crookery in stealing our elections. smh. You many continue to vilify Lennox if it makes you feel better. I hope you guys were saving the coolout. :wink: DLP you’re OUT! It’s time. Time for real change. It’s time for UWP.

  23. Lennox for PM
    July 9, 2019

    The honourable Lennox Linton is an honest and caring man. Everything he does is out of love; for family, for Dominica 🇩🇲, and for humanity. A mature leader of good character and integrity. His high intelligence is undeniable and his articulate speeches leave every listener in awe. Mr. Linton as Prime Minister of Dominica, with the support of his loving and classy wife Shirley will propel our country into tremendous wealth, prosperity and restore our dignity as a sovereign nation. Make the right choice. Vote UWP.

    • Me that say
      July 10, 2019

      :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: … Yessa!!!! look jokes today! After Erica and Maria we saw just how caring and loving this man was.. give me a break!

  24. LifeandDeath
    July 9, 2019

    There has been an attempt to spread lies about the stance of the opposition and leader LL regarding Dominican Citizens residing overseas where voting is concerned.
    At no time has LL or the UWP said that overseas voters meeting the qualifying criteria by law should not exercise their right. The UWP has been unwavering in their support of voters meeting that qualifying criteria to return home and vote. It is the DLP that has taken it an spun it to say that the UWP attempts to disenfranchise voters overseas. Y’all must stop the lies in that country.

    • me that say
      July 10, 2019

      linton said we have a “Vote where you live” system. lolololo… He said Diasporans should vote under their jurisdiction… blah blah blah….. its all on record. where the lies?

  25. %
    July 9, 2019

    One can clearly see the difference between the idiocy and laziness of Skerrit versus the brilliance of honourable Linton. Even as honourable Linton is at the cusp of assuming office as PM, I want to congratulate him for maturing so fast from the novice stage to the high office of PM..This patriot has given real responsible opposition that has kept Skerrit’s butt wriggling on the fire relentlessly…
    It is high time for new leadership…DLP has failed Dominica miserably .Imagine UWP in four and a half years accomplished more than DLP lead by lazy Skerrit for twenty years ..Those of you that can come, pay your passage, come and vote them out!!!
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

    • Me that say
      July 10, 2019

      Sometimes, Yeh, I say there are more mad freaks outside than inside…..Right now, I am convinced more than ever…. You watching a man like Honorouble Roosevelt Skerrit and calling him lazy, but you glorifying linton? Are you all right? SMH… God will deal with all you Dominicans. Don’t worry.

  26. Lin clown
    July 9, 2019

    Feeling what heat?Foreigners are working in DOMINICA,and doing a lot better than those lying,lazy,incompetent UWP.Go to Money Gram or Western Union and you will see,hundreds of thousands of dollars leaving DOMINICA everyday.UWP DO NOT WANT TO WORK.Lazy people just like there Leader.

  27. Man bites dogs
    July 9, 2019

    This guy Linton is a embarrassing pappyshow comic character that doesn’t know which side of the moon he is on. That is a sick turkey sign of madness. Today he is apparently approaching overseas supporters to come and vote. Not to long ago those people were not allowed to because they were not welcome I wonder what has changed is it possible desperation??? 🤔😡

    • %
      July 9, 2019

      I agree with you biting dog.. Whenever honourable Linton brilliantly articulates his party’s plans and policies for your advancement, and that of Dominica, lazy Skerrit feels embarrassed that he (Skerrit) is incapable of doing anything similar,since his ad-hoc rule of the country suggests that he rules without a plan.
      What a shame!!!
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      Lazy Skerrit Must Go Now

    • Karl Orndem
      July 9, 2019

      i dont know where you people get your information from. Or how information is processed when it reaches your ears. The man has never said that people who live overseas cannot come to vote. He has always spoken about the constitution and what it allows: (1) people who have not lived in Dominica for over a number of years are not eligible. (2) you must be a registered national to vote (3) that the list must be purged (4) voter ID cards be issued. These have always been his points where voting is concerned. I have never heard him say that Dominicans living abroad are not welcomed. I have heard him say that if you have stayed out of the country for x amount of years, you should not be eligible. And i agree.

    • viewsexpressed
      July 9, 2019

      Man Bites Dogs…woof woof – now is the real indecent pappyshow political party in Dominica where this corrupt Labour failed Party continues to be inept and are poorly served through Bobol, corrupt practices. For reminder and your own denial, you and your clowns cannot hide the truth. You all have been exposed by Hon Lennox Linton, so there is no more lies, deception and denials. The Bin Bobol, the Fertilizer Bobol and the abusive Red Clinic of our poor suffering mothers and families. Shame on Skerrit and shame in his blind followers on DNO. Thanks to those within this corrupt Labour group and within the Financial Centre, where failed Skerrit based, for you kind word and support in what we have educating Dominicans of the extensive failure and Bobol of this Skerrit`s led corrupt Labour Government. Over the past 19 years Dominica has not seen any meaningful development, only those upstairs and linked to the Odd Minister has enjoyed along with him. Now Melena is in the camp, what for??

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      July 9, 2019

      “pappyshow.”

      Man bite dog, there is no such word as “pappyshow” in the English language, or any other form of linguistics that I know.
       That in the quote should be written thus: “pappy show.
      “Or “Pappy-Show.”
      You like to hyphen the word “so called;” this is one occasion you could have hyphened, thus: “pappy-show.”

       Now if you believe that Lennox is a pappy show; what do you call Roosevelt Skerrit, who paid more than two hundred people to board a boat, paid that boat to take them to Antigua.

      When they arrived in Antigua, they went to V.C.Bird International Airport waited for Roosevelt arrival from Dominica on a charted flight, and began clapping, as if they are residence of Antiguan.

      They then formed a motorcade, drove through the streets of St. Johns clapping and praising Roosevelt.

      The most pathetic part of the fraud is when Tony Astaphan pretended to be addressing the two hundred plus Dominicans as if to say they lived in Antigua.

      There is always…

      • Man bites dogs
        July 10, 2019

        @Francisco, here is another solution stop talking crap along with your boomboom flies so-called Workers evildoers and grow up, Tim Tim dry wood!!

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          July 10, 2019

          Dog: For evildoers shall be cut off; but those that wait upon the Lord shall inherit the earth.

          If the wicked Roosevelt was not ruler in Dominica, there would not be so much poverty in the country!

          The hope is the wicked evildoer will soon be cut off, then peace and prosperity shall return to the people and country.

          A liar is an evildoer, where a liar is found thieves are also found, thievery is the nature of all liars!

          And in this case I know who is the father of all lies, the man himself satan, but satan lives in a certain Dominican eh!

  28. LaPlaine Observer
    July 9, 2019

    In stark conttrast where the DLP offers bribes in the form of airfares and spending money, and the UWP has made it clear that you can come and vote but you are responsible for your traveling expenses. UWP will govern with intergrity, a quality that is a rare commodity in the DLP.

    • Karl Orndem
      July 9, 2019

      Indeed. But the DLP people have gotten very used to the handouts. the thought of going in your own pocket to pay for what you want is unheard of to them.

    • Plato
      July 9, 2019

      Please be quiet. What is your real position? Are the allowed to vote or not? Are you still supporting the removal of these same voters from the voters list?
      This is why the UWP make no head way. No one knows where they actually stand.

    • Island peeps
      July 10, 2019

      Something is really wrong with you people and it is very sad. This is the same Linton that said don’t come to Dominica to vote, vote where you pay taxes. When Edison James was in power a ticket was dropped all the way in Long Island to my mom. So you UWP needs to stop, if DLP is doing the same thing today they learn from you. Right is right and wrong is wrong. If you a born American and registered to vote don’t care what part of the world you reside in you are free to vote. Linton needs to put country first and not Linton first.

    • Plato
      July 10, 2019

      I am interested in knowing what is Team Dominica’s real position. Are overseas voters accepted to vote or not? This is why the UWP continues to struggle. No firm position

  29. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
    July 9, 2019

    We should adopt an absentee ballot style voting system like the US. As long as a Dominican voter can prove beyond a reasonable doubt, that they are a citizen of Dominica, they should be able to vote in all Dominican elections. Having to travel to Dominica, given the cost of flights, the inefficiency of traveling back home, to include staying overnight in one of the neighboring islands, creates a tall order for most working Dominicans who reside overseas and who would like to travel home to vote. Furthermore, the requirement is too stringent. One must be registered and have traveled to Dominica within the last five years to qualify. This litmus test is quite steep and it eliminates large groups of Dominicans who reside overseas from voting in our election.

  30. dora
    July 9, 2019

    Linton, all these people who were with you in the Bronx on Sunday they have no papers so they cannot come down to vote…even if they want to pay their passage or not. When they come down they can’t go back up so you are depending on illegal immigant-diasporas for vote. stupes!!

    • Aa
      July 9, 2019

      I hope you are not one of Them.

    • Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
      July 10, 2019

      Really? That’s your contribution to the discourse on voting.

  31. Karl Orndem
    July 9, 2019

    If i was them uwp that overseas, i playing soo dlp because is dlp they say that paying for everybody to come. even paying for room and board i hear. After i reach dominica, off comes that old red shirt. Then i going to to poll and vote for the opposition. Simple.

    But on a more serious note, the issues or treating and bribery through paid flights and boat rides etc is not acceptable. We cannot be so fickle as to sell our votes for a free trip, just to come and enjoy the good time to go back in another country to struggle. I applaud Lennox for encouraging those who call themselves patriots and are able to vote to pay their own passage. As bribery and treating is not constitutional.

    • Bwa-Banday
      July 9, 2019

      My partner from Laudat did that last election and he will do it again this election along with about 10 people I know. The Skerrit Labour Party (SLP) will be aided in their exit with their own money this time around. Many people who pretending to be labour for personal reasons are no longer going to vote for them but will take the ticket etc to come and vote them out. Mark my words labour in real trouble and the diaspora is leading the change from red to blue.

  32. Breathe
    July 9, 2019

    I’m confused.
    All this time I thought that persons residing overseas should not be on the voters list, that the voters list needed cleansing of all those non-residents, that if these non-residents voted then the election is fraudulent.

    Now I’m to understand that all this is false, that in fact, all of them can vote.

    The issue now appears to be who pays for the ticket.

    Can someone please clarify?

    • Channel 1
      July 9, 2019

      @Breathe – Is either you willfully pretending to be ignorant knowing full well what the issue is re: illegal voters or you really haven’t been paying attention to this whole issue of electoral reform in Dominica.

      Based on the way you phrased your comment to include phrases such as “cleansing of all those non-residents” rather than stating ‘cleansing the voters list of those who have been away from Dominica for a certain amount of time along with dead persons names etc AS STIPULATED BY LAW’, I doubt you are really confused about anything.

    • Voters come home
      July 9, 2019

      According to our constitution those who have resided abroad for more than five years; their names must be removed from the voters’ list. However, our electoral commission have not been removing these names because they are swamped with so much work. Therefore, if your name is on that list you are still eligible to vote. Buy your ticket and come. All voters come home. Mr. Skerrit, ring the bell please.

    • Joseph John
      July 9, 2019

      Who pays the ticket is no big deal. Its just a ride just like a bus or car ride. Anyone can give or take a ride. I think it is a good thing for all parties to practice. People are talking about this as though only one party can do it. It is an equal playing field for all.
      The main focus should be on the electoral list . If you are legally on the list you should be allowed to vote.
      The practice of having agents of the parties contesting the elections is of paramount importance for identification purposes to ensure that “dead people ” don’t vote.
      As far as ID goes I prefer national picture i d for multipurpose including voting, but ID can include passports, SS or drivers license. The focus should be on identification for legal voting not paperwork.

    • viewsexpressed
      July 9, 2019

      Breathe, stop using the word “person” in this context. It should read , I thought that these “People” residing etc etc……
      Person, one, People a vast number, could be qualified by giving the number of people. Hope helpful. I am sick and tired on radio listening to people emphasising the word person, which is Person Singular, one person and People a group of people or students, or footballers etc.
      My people, stop calling the radio station saying: Persons may understand etc etc……Persons are no known. Refer to who they are for eg. teachers, students, poice officers, etc.
      I’m confused.
      “All this time I thought that persons residing overseas should not be on the voters list, that the voters list needed cleansing of all those non-residents,

  33. KID ON THE BLOCK
    July 9, 2019

    Brother man, whenever we Labourites cast our ballot it comes from our heart and conscience and we think of it as the right thing to do to save our country from desperate men like you. Brother if we cannot afford, we will seek help to do so. Just like you are asking for help and donation from the diaspora to fund your campaign to keep Skerrit out of Government so too, we will ask for ASSISTANCE from OUR PARTY if WE can’t afford,to help us IN WHICH EVER WAY POSSIBLE to come down to defeat you at the polls.We are not being bribed we seek assistance and you will not and cannot stop that by spreading your bribery LIES. That’s what most people can’t stand with you and the rest of the members of your party. The LIES and PROPAGANDA YOU KEEP SPEWING . STOP THOSE LIES and speak the TRUTH for once,BROTHER.

    • Joseph John
      July 9, 2019

      @Kid, in his own party word on the ground is that he is not a suitable political leader. He keep highlighting his incompetence every time.
      When you are past retirement age you do not have the energy or dynamics to cope with political life and is therefore not fit for office. You have the problem of selective memory with no vision for the future. So you are trapped in double talk and duplicity making you look like a consummate liar.

  34. Lol
    July 9, 2019

    Can somebody help Mr Linton make up his mind. weather he want overseas voters to come and vote or not. You cannot be saying vote where you leave and on the other hand come down and vote< which one Mr Linton?

    • Joseph John
      July 9, 2019

      @ Lol,…His mind is gone. His age is catching up with him. Just see how he holds up his right hand, how he contradicts himself every time. He don’t even remember his malaprop bombastical nonsensical verbosity. Or was he just faking intelligence to disguise his 5th grade education ?

    • Lennox in the best
      July 9, 2019

      Lennox never said people should not come home to vote. He never did. He was explaining to those who had been living overseas for a long time (more that five years) that according to our constitution, their names did not belong on the voters’ list and that once electoral reform was successful they would not be able to vote. In other words, he was doing PR, damage control for an inefficient electoral commission. Well…..since (as of now) there has been no sign of electoral reform happening. He is letting everybody know that they are all welcome to come home to vote. Buy your ticket and come. Why you mad? :lol: :-P

  35. Joe Linton
    July 9, 2019

    “While they went to Antigua on the boat, he went on the plane and when he arrived at the airport in Antigua, the people that came on the ferry were moved to the airport to welcome him with the money from the sale of Dominican passports.”

    Lennox what majee you talking there nah, how the hell can the PM use the sale of Dominican Passports for his will and fancies??? So long you in that politics you still don’t know how these things work my brother or are you just trying to fool people??? Dominica passport money is managed and controlled by law, placed in an escrow account and no cabinet ministers are signatory to it…

    now is it against the law Lennox if i send for my sister and nephew who are registered to vote to come down to vote? whilst they are here i decide to give them $200 for them to buy their drinks etc am i bribing them? please explain.. how will i know who they vote for in any case???

    • LifeandDeath
      July 9, 2019

      J-Hoe, You really mean to tell me that even from elementary observation you cannot at least be suspicious that Skerrit may be stealing Gov’t money through the CBI?
      How else could one rationally explain the lavish expenditures for moving and bribing so many Dominicans? You think he doing it on his salary? Further, name the last time the DLP had a fundraiser with potential to raise such moneys!!?
      Many Dominicans prefer to remain in a pretensive slumber than to recognize that they should defend country rather than a charlatan appearing to be Hero.

    • Karl Orndem
      July 9, 2019

      so how do cabinet ministers like the min of finance have access to it?

    • time has told
      July 9, 2019

      Joe it is not against the law if they are within the number of years stated in the constitution or iF you give your family money from your own pocket that is fine. But if DLP operatives and representatives give them money it is against the law. Seems you are the one misunderstanding the real issues.

    • July 9, 2019

      @Joe Linton, this is a good catch here, against Lennox and his allegations of foolishness. That man does not know how to think before he speaks and he expects that Dominicans will choose him to go out there and represent us.

      Well, this would be the darkest day of Life in Dominica, maybe never to see the light again–please O God, do not allow this to happen to us.

  36. Child of Itassi
    July 9, 2019

    Fighting such alledged corruption can be daunting. Do the math:
    According to PM Skerrit, from August to December 2018, CBI made over 1billion dollars ($1,000,000,000.00). That’s in excess of 6.5 million dollars a day.

    Daily Coolout recipe:
    Slowly bring to boil 6.5 million dollars
    Sprinkle in a dumb President, a deaf Speaker and a blind Police Chief.
    Let simmer for 17 years.
    Cover with a thick corruption and embezzlement cloth.
    Pour into a Swiss bank.
    Serve warm scraps at the Red Clinic.

    • ?????????????????????????
      July 9, 2019

      “Lennox what majee you talking there nah, how the hell can the PM use the sale of Dominican Passports for his will and fancies??? So long you in that politics you still don’t know how these things work my brother or are you just trying to fool people??? Dominica passport money is managed and controlled by law, placed in an escrow account and no cabinet ministers are signatory to it…” I quote for you too since you people think that the monies are in a brief case and walking around with. Garcon in movies alone you seeing that kind of a thing. Monies are sent to an account and no one can just come and withdraw it. What is wrong with you all?

  37. Maybe
    July 9, 2019

    Oh we will uwp don’t like hand out we are strong those lazy dlp don’t no if they coming or going it’s time for a change uwp for 2020

    • ????????????????????????????
      July 9, 2019

      Maybe Can u see the development done since Maria 18-09-2017? So u saying that the PM was wrong to help the citizens? UWP do not like handouts – HAHAHAHAHA! They are the ones who went to get more assistance and here them “Is my tax payers money! What tax have they paid? Maybe you are one too! Happy that they were assisted. Hear them – Take it and vote them out. Who greedy? Our God who saved us, does not like ungratefulness. Thankful to those who helped “what majee all you talking there nah, how the hell can the PM use the sale of Dominican Passports for his will and fancies??? So long you you still don’t know how these things work my brother, are you just trying to fool people??? Dominica passport money is managed and controlled by law, placed in an escrow account & no cabinet ministers are signatory to it…” You people think that monies are in a brief case, or in back pockets. In movies alone U see those things. Monies are sent to an account, no one can just come to…

  38. Ahab & Jazebel
    July 9, 2019

    As for me I cannot wait for the date to be announced for me to pay my passage to help deliver my country from the wicked and evil hands of Skerrit and his gangsters. We know he wants to become President and make Melissa Prime Minister but we will be coming down in full DLP strength this time to vote him out.

    • ????????????????????
      July 9, 2019

      Come down before election to see for yourself and I guarantee when you see, you will change your mind! I am very sure !
      I quote from my learned friend above -“Lennox what majee you talking there nah, how the hell can the PM use the sale of Dominican Passports for his will and fancies??? So long you in that politics you still don’t know how these things work my brother or are you just trying to fool people??? Dominica passport money is managed and controlled by law, placed in an escrow account and no cabinet ministers are signatory to it…” I quote for you too since you people think that the monies are in a brief case and walking around with. Garcon in movies alone you seeing that kind of a thing. Monies are sent to an account and no one can just come and withdraw it. What is wrong with you all?

  39. Salary
    July 9, 2019

    Again, no matter who you voting for, If you are living in New York, What’s the point of coming to Dominica every 5 years to vote.
    You aren’t on the ground, you not in the kitchen, you not feeling the heat.

    • ?????????????????????
      July 9, 2019

      There is no heat that is not elswhere, overseas where u are! As Dominicans we are grateful to Almighty Jehovah Father who protected us on 18th December, 2017. We thank God 2 for our PM who addressed the UN in tears, loving & caring in pain for us all. We thank God that he raised this PM for a time like this just as Esther was raised for the Jewish people. We thank God 4 the many who poured into our bosom so many UWPites could get assistance even if they say is their tax money! Frowning what tax they pay – only hatred talking & curses over people & country tax! Lord forgive them 4 they know what they do not being thankful 2 you 4 sparing lives & bringing us where we are today. Not even Puerto Rico & St Thomas has made the strides we have made. Thank U Father as we stand in the gap 4 the haters. Forgive them Lord! Lord look over us 4 the coming election. We thank U. Please give us the best ruler Lord for you know it all. Thank U 4 the best, we cover the country the blood Jesus.

    • ??????????????????????
      July 9, 2019

      Let my comment roll. I did not insult anyone. the blood of Jesus over this country! Thank u Lord for all u have given us in lives, cash, kind, helpers, workers, policemen, CBI, OYO, Vncentians, Caribbeans, Well meant Diasporas, Lord we remember how we were even some doesnot remember and all they wish is bad for a country and people you have blessed. Oh Lord have mercy on us for the unforgiving, ungrateful, hateful, rebellious (witchcraft) people who claim they love country but hate u for when we hate others we cannot love a loving Father like u who is all love. Lord you know the hearts of us all. We love you and again we say thank you for all you have done for us.

      Soften the hearts of those who curse and spew hatred daily. Give them a heart of love. We ask all through you son Jesus Christ. Amen. Let my post roll! Amen. Time to pray against the evil forces unleashed in the Dominica atmosphere. Peace of Christ reigns in this land!

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