Linton calls for audit of Rapid Response Social Recovery Agency

Opposition leader, Lennox Linton

Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, has called for an audit of the Rapid Response Social Recovery Agency.

The Rapid Response Social Recovery Agency is a statutory body which was established in 2018 by the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) government to provide urgent public support to citizens.

Linton, who was addressing Parliament on Monday, questioned the source of funds for that Agency since, according to him, no allocation had been made for its operation in the 2019-2020 national budget.

“I heard it was said and suggested in here today that when you talk about institutions like the Rapid Response Social Recovery Agency where the budget was zero, because it was transitioning over from this public support program from a budget of 13 million dollars in the previous year, nothing was budgeted for the public support program, nothing was budgeted for the Rapid Response Social Recovery Agency but it spent 32 million dollars…of the people’s money”

However, he said although some of the monies went to useful purposes, there is evidence that some of that money may have been used to do other things.

 “That is why I am suggesting in this honourable house that we need an audit of the Rapid Response Social Recovery Agency,” Linton stated.

This, he said, will help to determine whether the noble purposes which the government said the money is used for serves that purpose.

He continued, “We have to ask ourselves a question; we have to ask ourselves why are we considering 12 months of Supplementary estimates right now as opposed to having considered the first 6 months of the year some time ago, soon thereafter and then to be dealing with this next 6 months shortly after the last budget before we came to the elections?”

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27 Comments

  1. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    February 17, 2020

    Dog boy, you are the joke of the 21st century!

    Someone wrote on DNO, you went from being a uneducated dunce in one day to an academia, and suggest you have a paid ghost writer.

    It is my firm opinion that you are not the author of anything  you submit under this fictitious name.

    It is note the nose; it is suppose to be the “no’s have it!”

    No” is used to emphasize or introduce a negative statement such as; not a single person came to the play: no not even one; not in any degree or manner; not at all.

    The word no is used with a comparative such as:  he is no better!

    Hence; nose indicates the part of the face that bears the nostrils and covers the anterior part of the nasal cavity broadly: this part together with the nasal cavity.

    Secondly, the anterior part of the head at the top or end of the muzzle; snout, proboscis, and  the sense of smell, olfaction; aroma, ect.

    Learn something?

  2. Sakah
    February 16, 2020

    Garcon retire nuh!!…give up nuh man!!!…
    After dat beating you get you still trying to raise your head ??
    :-D :-D :-D

  3. Observer
    February 14, 2020

    Is Mr. Linton serious? Does he really want an audit of this government agency? If he dies, isn’t there another more compelling, decisive and legal mechanism at his disposal t orrder and command such an activity? I am asking because this request, played out in the public and on social media is very strange and defies common logic.

    Mr. Linton is the chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee with sweeping powers to provide oversight to government’s expenditure. He can demand answers to questions on expenditure; summon government officials to answer questions and present a report of the committee to the House of Assembly. This is a constitutionally guaranteed position that Mr. Linton in his capacity as Leader of the Opposition, has full access to its powers and RESPONIBLITIES.

    Unfortunately, in his five years in that capacity he has had fewer than five meetings of the Committee. So what he is now complaining about, and demanding? Is he serious? Should we take him at his word?

  4. Man bites dogs
    February 13, 2020

    The nose has it, the nose is back blowing his throat off wickedness mama look – a – booboo nana.

    • out of south city
      February 15, 2020

      Your comment makes no sense. Get out of here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        February 17, 2020

        When one cannot read, or spell properly, possesses no understand, nor comprehension; what do one expect?
        That boy believe he is supper educated, talking nonsense thinking he is smart not knowing each time he indulges in trying to insult people all he succeed in doing is expose his stupidity.

        Funny thing about it is that the people who are the same as he is lacking in intelligence gives him thumbs up!

    • viewsexpressed
      February 16, 2020

      Man Bites Dog, woof…woof. Woof, Please when you want to blow your nose please go somewhere else in private where our people are not exposed to your disgusting political disease blowing off dirty political substance. It does no belong to the level that we are currently addressing the democratic and decent issues of politics, to kill off poverty, abuse, corruption, questions of the accounting and report of our states funds, etc. Until all of these nonsense in this corrupt Labour Government goes away, from leader to members, our Dominica and our people will continue to live in poverty, deceitfulness and abuse of states resources.

  5. Thinking
    February 13, 2020

    Politics aside, I agree. How can any department operate without a budget?

    People we getting ‘assistance’ through the rapid response agency via the political machinery for months leading up to the elections.

  6. Casio
    February 13, 2020

    I approve this message. In truth we need accountability. This willingness to turn a blind eye and make excuses for misappropriation of funds and quite possibly money laundering and bad accounting and accountabilitiy and transparency isnt helping dominica. Today we have become an island of mostly greedy selfish people. We now have no moral compass.

  7. February 13, 2020

    Here we go again now..so this is all Lynton is good for. I really not sure why the UWP still have him as their leader. It seems like they don’t learn at all. This man don’t contribute nothing to the party. Can’t secure a win in 20 years . But he still there. Wa papa. This people so call team DA really afraid of Lynton. Can he for second sit down and plan on ways and means of how we can build Dominica?and at lest try to work with the government? Even if you on de opposition side you can still make some meaningful contribution. That’s why I will always keep on talking about Mr Rosie Douglas. May he rest in peace. Mr Douglas spend all of his God given time trying to build Dominica and it’s people while on opposition side. Mr Lynton please take a page from his life. Am pretty sure you well see better fruits.

    • viewsexpressed
      February 13, 2020

      “Here we go again now,so this is all Linton good for. I really not sure why the UWP still have him as their leader.” This ignorant, illiterate talk. Ignore it.
      A formidable politician who has contributed alot to UWP and our Dominica.
      Da Roots: South Africa was under the Apartheid brutal, abusive system, where the big boys, especial the whites controlled SA as their own business. They belittled the Blacks, Brown skin and the minority within the White apartheid system protested for this brutal white government. The blacks, like our people here in Dominica kept protesting with Opposition parties both in Dominica and South Africa with the Opposition leaders in these respective countries, Hon. Mandela and Hon Lennox Linton here in Dominica, who continues the struggle to stop this corruption and failed government on our behalf. It took Mandela sometime, but our Time in Dominica will come.
      They said things of Mandela and are saying alot of things of our Hon Linton. So, be patient…

      • Colombo Thomas
        February 15, 2020

        Transpearency is important in good governance. However, allegations and wiseacre comments by deceptive Politrickians is another. Is there an account committee of Parliament? Who head’s it? Where are the evidence of wrong doing? Why the questions were not stated in Parliament? Who will conduct the audit? What will it cost? Do believe the Politrickians will believe the results if and when it conclusion don’t reflect their beliefs? Goodness…. Gracious… don’t follow Politrickians so blindly. It’s 2020, think, understand, don’t be so gullible… These concerns and questions could be raised by the Nayseyers in the just concluded session of Parliament.

      • February 16, 2020

        I guess we will have to wait till death .

    • February 13, 2020

      @Da Roots, I have the same perception of what you said about Rosie Douglas compared to Lennox Linton.

      Every time, I read Linton calls for, such and such another one calls for it irritates my mind; those people are speaking as if the Government offices function by their minds alone with nothing planned and written whatever way it is necessary, but how can that be?

      It is all about the idea that money is being misused such as: “there is evidence that some of that money may have been used to do other things.” Linton continues to sound like a broken record with those unproven claims.

      How can any organization–especially a governing body of the country– work for economic and social growth with an annoying individual like Lennox Linton and his team?

    • viewsexpressed
      February 16, 2020

      “This man don’t contribute nothing to the party. Can’t secure a win in 20 years . But he still there”. Wa papa. Yes, you are so right. When you have, condone, welcome and promote the thievery, bobol acts of elections to prevent another party, who has not abused you nor your rights to contest, then you are way out of democracy, common-sense and decency in politics. No wonder you are like that Because your leader is not sufficiently mature enough, like our Hon Linton to be open and respect everyone whereas your comments above reflects the dirtiness and disrespect because you fail to get at Hon Linton who is far more an intellectual, with decency in politics, puts our people and Dominica first compared to your Bin Passport Bobols leader.
      Linton calls for audit of Rapid Response Social Recovery Agency
      Da Roots, you have just uprooted your roots, that actually has no substance in it and that is why you return back with all these weird blank statements that makes no sense to this…

  8. EIFILE
    February 12, 2020

    Mr. Lin I know and you know you can do it. great start. All the discrepancies are from the offices, they work without supervision with no auditors. No one get sacked or disciplined. The PM cover up and take the blame .Proper records must be kept and accountable

  9. the rock
    February 12, 2020

    He is so ugly. Is this comment to short?

    • Toto
      February 13, 2020

      You ever have a look at Skerrit legs then? Garçon is the substance we looking at not the wrapping. You can put a fancy wrapping on anything, even a piece of sh.. but is still a piece of …. my man and no mistake when you take that fancy wrapping off.

    • viewsexpressed
      February 13, 2020

      “Is this comment too short?” the rock, thanks for your defamed, ignoramous, immature dirty thoughts of a formidable Dominican who has put himself forward to serve Dominicans and our Dominica with much respect and loyalty to all.
      On the other hand, where Hon. Linton has arrived, a highly professional dedicated Dominican that you have attempted to ridicule and this is shameful. You ought to be ashamed of yourself with these dirty thoughts just because you and your fake people within this failed Labour Party government are threatened by this hospitable Hon Linton who has done alot for our Dominica and have now put himself forward to serve our nature Isle Dominica in need of a decent trusted Prime Minister and Government. That`s where your failed Skerrit has betrayed us and our Dominica has gone down, its people are beggars at Skerrits Red deceitful Clinic just to win over our people through this fraudulent thievery(Bobol) scam. Skerrit is begging and buying loyalty. It`s shamefull.

    • Third eye
      February 15, 2020

      It’s so sad how our people are so ignorant. Dominicans really wear their ignorance as a badge of honor. I pray that this cycle ends one day and our people wake up from that deep sleep that prevents them from realizing how bad things really are in this country. WAKE UP MY PEOPLE, PLEASE WAKE UP! :cry:

    • viewsexpressed
      February 16, 2020

      This comment is disgusting, unprofessional, childish, ignorant, inhuman, and scandalous from a weird …… person who has absolutely no etiquette nor decorum to paticipate in discussion of knowledge to the standard of Hon. Linton where your failed incompetent Skerrit is unable to assist you, nor has the ability to address you. This failed Labour government that you are aligned to has destroyed our Dominica and our agriculture. No one gets personal on Skerrit, so what we do is comment on the realities of his failure and his highly Bobolistc activities. I guess you are aware of it, if not you are in denial and you put failed Skerrit first rather than our suffering people in Poverty. Why, because he has killed our agriculture, reduced our people and poor families to begging at that corrupted Red Clinic. There are no jobs for our people to walk into. So having killed our employment base Skerrit abuse our funds as handout. Shame on you Skerrit. That’s not how government operates. Get…

  10. Sybil nowell
    February 12, 2020

    Marzee again alas papa ,what next?.
    Why not wait for the pappishow band on carnival jous vert.

    • Toto
      February 12, 2020

      Sybil, you must be a irresponsible woman. Is not private money Skerrit is spending but State money. I don’t mind government spending but that can not be willynilly and every cent mus be accounted for. Why not, why should you object to that.

      • Casio
        February 14, 2020

        Toto you know why. These people are really the problem. Once they get what they want, they do not care what happens to anything or anyone else. So they will try to ridicule those who oppose thse sorts of dealings. Try to make clowns out of people who have integrity and stand up for thigs being done properly. A supporter of dlp once told me they know that as a politician, you are supposed to take money. you are supposed to make yourself wealthy, that is why people go up for politics. they laughed at past politicians like Henry George and Patrick John and called them dotish because they are not rich like skerrit. They said you must take, otherwise you end up being the joke. I then asked myself, What is the average dominican coming to? When they view being a public servant as an opportuity to be a self servant. In truth, these people would always object to checks and balances because they know things are currupt. Its dominica’s money not DLP or Skerrits money.

    • D/can to d bone
      February 13, 2020

      Ya we de pm doing as if is his own cash tin we..boy mr self doh easy nor. A country spending money without taking records.. where do they do that.

      Yes dno i notice u holding back my comments those days…lemme see u hold this one again

      ADMIN:????

  11. Looking
    February 12, 2020

    I heard some snippets of Mr. linton’s presentation. He made a brilliant contribution and he asked some really pertinent questions.

    • viewsexpressed
      February 13, 2020

      Looking, well said – I concur. Now, please try to accommodate this Sybil Nowell
      Marzee again alas papa ,what next?.
      Why not wait for the pappyshow band on carnival jous overt. Yes, we await your failed Labour Bobol Jumbie Carnival at Jous Overt. We hope you get there with bachannal fake news. We are looking to have that big fake Laugh..lol…lol!
      “Looking” has a great response: “I heard some snippets of Mr. Linton’s presentation. He made a brilliant contribution and he asked some really pertinent questions.” Sybil, I hope that you are able to elevate yourself to this level as time goes by, that you have elevated yourself to sound response that really makes a difference to what you wish to comment on. Its all about our Dominica not necessarily you or Labour or UWP. Hope you get that bigger picture and stop your political mepuis please. We all have to rise above this corrupted political environment and rise to the level of good governance and accountability and trust. Go Tell…

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