Linton confident Roseau North constituents will reject Isaac

Linton on stage at the La Plaine rally

Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) Lennox Linton does not believe that his former UWP colleague-turned Dominica Labour Party (DLP) candidate, Joseph Isaac, will pose a challenge to the UWP in the Roseau North Constituency.

Linton told supporters at a UWP rally at La Plaine on July 21, that Isaac will not be embraced by the people of that constituency.

Isaac, who is also the Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Central Constituency, won that seat on the UWP ticket at the last general election in 2014.

In April 2018, Isaac announced that he had cut all ties with the UWP to become an independent candidate.

He said the party [UWP] was unwilling to move from its politics of anti-nationalism.

Isaac is currently the Minister for the Environment, Climate Resilience, Disaster Management and Urban Renewal in the DLP administration.

“This party in government is not concerned about people,” Linton said. “Tonight as we gather here, they are launching in Roseau North, the individual who is still the elected parliamentary representative for Roseau Central.”

He continued, “Roseau Central majority votes have been dissed by somebody on the other side who used to be with us and that person is hoping that after treating Roseau Central people in that disgraceful way he will be embraced by the people of Roseau North? Pa la!”

Linton said the UWP will return the value of serving people and their best interest.

He described the ruling party as one which, “love people to be poor.”

 

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53 Comments

  1. Lin clown
    July 28, 2019

    MAD MAX,VIEWSEXPRESS.The Dominican people KICKED OUT UWP because of unprecedented,MASSIVE CORRUPTION,why are they not kicking out the DLP?.I am in a position,to advise the Government to add a MENTAL WING in the New Hospital for you.3,400 workers in NEP and their family not voting UWP.The people who received LAND at ,$ 1 a sqft and their family not voting UWP.834 workers at Clear Harbour and their family not voting UWP.243 people in Yes We Care and their family not voting UWP.2,000 students receiving free education at the State College and their family not voting UWP.Workers at DCP and there family not voting UWP.People who received houses under the Housing Revolution and their family not voting UWP.WHY?Because UWP has been against HELPING THESE PEOPLE.So I agree with Joseph John,DLP is poised to take all 21 SEATS.Only the UWP ,LYING,LAZY,IDIOTS say Skerrit is corrupt.The many institution’s and Government who give Money,has never said Skerrit is corrupt.IDIOTIC UWP.

  2. teacher.
    July 27, 2019

    Danny was born in Goodwill, in a very decent family which brought up their children exceptionally well. Raised in a christian home, still a christian today. Played sports with us, exceptional sports man, a forward man for saints, a national football player, a musician with a lovely baritone voice. Danny is well loved by all in Roseau north, including those of opposing political views. Danny is also forthright, a man who keeps his word. Some of you don’ know anything about Danny and this outstanding family.

  3. Self
    July 26, 2019

    More votes for Danny.

  4. Lin clown
    July 26, 2019

    After Maria the LAZY UWP left Dominica for so called Greener Pastures They have returned begging for a job. Cause things are better in DA.Who is a bigger BEGGER than LINTON? LINTON THE BLUE BOX BEGGER.Beg in America,Beg in Canada.Beg in England.Beg in Dominica.

  5. Lin clown
    July 26, 2019

    Dr.Worrel Sanford ,Joshua Francis,Dr Sam Christian,should RESIGN before Joseph Isaac.UWP and DNO know why.

  6. KID ON THE BLOCK
    July 26, 2019

    Lennox Linton confident the Marigot constituents will reject him at the polls this election.
    Marigot NA STAYING IN OPPOSITION AGAIN.
    A Greg wee a voting dis time!
    Labooooooor Poweeeeer!

    • Joseph John
      July 27, 2019

      Has he really represented Marigot in any way, manner or form. Has he even listen to the Marigot people re Maria.
      He did find Marigot too corcoy ( country) for him so he built his home in an upscale area, Morne Daniel.
      But he had issues with Skerrit who built his home in the country, built in his home town of Vieille Case. Talk about duplicity.
      You just cant trust this double talk head.

    • Bwa-Banday
      July 27, 2019

      @KID please give me some of what you are smoking my friend :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: . It sure has a BIG politically hallucinating effect on the human brain :mrgreen: :mrgreen: . Lord I can’t take it no more :mrgreen: :mrgreen: . Even Karessah is dying of laughter after reading your post :mrgreen: :mrgreen: . Thanks KID for making my day.

  7. Ibo france
    July 25, 2019

    This is so silly. Joseph Isaac is a present Minister of government by virtue of the fact that people of Roseau Central voted for him. He has turned ungrateful and has completely, totally, fully and utterly abandoned his most loyal constituents and now courting residents of Roseau North for their support. He doesn’t think much of these people. He will abandon these people at the slightest chance to the right monetary offer. This guy fervently worship the dollar.

  8. they shall know.
    July 25, 2019

    Mr Linton, that goes without saying. Because of my loyalty to Timothy my family did not vote Danny last election, but this election he have our 9 votes. I did not vote for Danny, but i must say he gave great representation to Roseau north.

  9. Lin clown
    July 25, 2019

    LABOUR IN LESS THAN 20 years.WindsorPark Stadium.Clear Harbour.ScottsHead Seawall.State House.Yes We Care.New Roseau Bridge.School Bus Service.New Grammar School.State College.E O Leblanc Highway.St.Aroment Bathestate Road.DCP reopening.Petro Caribe.NEP.Yorke Valley Bridge.Jungle Bay.New Hospital.Friendship Bridge.Botanical Gardens Road.$ 300 for 70yrs and over.Free Medical for 60yrs and over.Free Medical care for up to 18yrs.Hillsborough Gardens Housing.Belvue Chopin Housing.N O Liverpool Highway.NIGHT LANDING.AllSaints University.Goodwill WindsorPark Road.Valley Road.WindsorPark Bridge.Windsorpark Back Road.Charles Ave Road.Ponde Casse Soltan Road.Portsmouth Fishing Complex.IMERGENCY MEDICAL FUND.Grant for Farmers.Small Business Assistance.Kapinski Hotel.Cochrane Road.100% Water supply.Geothermal.Castle Bruce Housing.Grande Fonde Housing.That is just 25% of what LABOUR did.The LYING,LAZY,INCOMPETENT,BLUE,TRAITORS say nothing is happening.International Airport is HERE.

    • viewsexpressed
      July 27, 2019

      This Lin Clown woman is a real disgusting clown. Labour in less than 20 year has fleeced states resources and have brought poverty to the people of Dominica. This failed corruoted , silly Labour government has fleeced our economy. No more agriculture no more produce sold to our neighbours. This fake labour under this fake Skerrit has reduced our Domininca and people to poverty, beggars, people in tears and people without jobs. That is the nature of the Labour bad, ugly Beasts. Labour has failed Dominica and its people while these clowns still out there shouting they love their dirty silly inept , waste of time Skerrit. Thanks Hon. Linton for discovering surfacing the heavy Bobol going n under this fake, failed Labour government.
      It is time for Skerrit and his failed Labour to get lost and let us brig our decent, Hon Linton as prime Minister and his trusted, disciplined UWP Professional Team to move Domininca back to its rightful place of production. But failed Skerrit Go. UWP come…

  10. %
    July 25, 2019

    Who can trust a crook? That’s what JI is!
    The crook’s political career will soon end when honourable Danny Lugay pommel the big mouth fool (JI) to the landfill after the votes are counted!
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    Lazy Skerrit Must Go Now

  11. Lin clown
    July 25, 2019

    DNO is not going to post any comment that is STINGING the UWP.And they are being STUNG hard.In 2014 UWP got 17,587 votes.About 5,000 have already left the UWP.FACTS.UWP only chance on the west coast is MAYBE Salisbury.

    • We voting UWP
      July 26, 2019

      Those ppl you think you have, you don’t. They only following Labour for cool out. They feeling the squeeze down here too. Pressure on ppl. Poverty, poor or non existent health facilities, favouritism, few jobs that pay very little, prices going up. They’re still here only because they cannot leave. Let them get a free ticket and they gone. GONE. Do you really think they going to put DLP back in office to finish off the country. You’re dilerious.

    • Joseph John
      July 27, 2019

      Lin, The DLP must realize that 21 seats is doable. Its not a given and must not be taken for granted but it can be done. The DLP has the record of 10 to 1. Now is the time to set a new record of 21 to 0. That is all.

  12. Joseph Isaac who?
    July 25, 2019

    Joseph Isaac cannot win Roseau North. We don’t respect traitors around here but we like a good time so we’ll eat his bar-b-q chicken.
    Yep UWP will win all of Roseau, including Roseau Valley.

  13. Must Win
    July 25, 2019

    Linton must be confident because he knows a vote for Joseph Isaac is a vote for UWP and a vote for UWP is a vote for Isaac. Its a win win for mister them

  14. RED SOCKS
    July 25, 2019

    I am from Roseau North and vote in Roseau North. But the truth is Joseph Isaac doesn’t even have a 30% chance of winning so. Furthermore if JU win by theft he will join UWP and the main reason why I, a DLP will either not vote or vote UWP. I not taking my red hand to v o re JI!!!

  15. Goodwill
    July 25, 2019

    We in Roseau North have already told Issac to go shake his bag where he sold his coal. Him so has never had it so good, since he betrayed the trust that the Roseau people placed in him , for a few pieces of silver.
    We will certainly reject him at every polling station.
    Danny Lugay has represented us very well under the circumstances and we will vote for him again.
    Change is a must !

  16. Roseau
    July 25, 2019

    According to electoral laws , once JI was lunched as a candidate for another political party , there should be a by-election in Roseau Central. So I am calling on UWP to put this argument forward to pressure the authorities to do the right thing.

    • Joseph John
      July 25, 2019

      @Roseau,….That is not true. This is just an other boldface no face lie. Propaganda of the little blue boys with idle minds and hands looking for mischief and trying to create confusion. There is no such law, except in the minds of those 5 graders. .

  17. LifeandDeath
    July 25, 2019

    The Choice is easy, where two UWP candidates run, Vote for the real UWP representative. Isaac is also UWP, but he’s the fake one.
    Plus, who really wants a representative that ditches his whole constituency and switch for money and position. It is clear JI is not in it for the people. So, don’t be fooled. Joseph Isaac is about himself. Skerrit is also about himself. These fellas will not suffer for Dominicans the way that LL and the rest of the UWP team in opposition has done.
    I always say, if Dominicans want to see how much Skerrit love them, put him in the Opposition and see. I doubt he’ll make a week in opposition. Same thing Isaac did, he was in opposition but the pressure and sacrifice was too much for him. That’s why he switched..These greedy guys have no interest in the people regardless of what they say, just look at what they do.

  18. 72nationsallbowtoHIM
    July 25, 2019

    Boy i wanted to be very confident too and i know my people FROM Roseau north have morals and values. Lately we have a set of people who have moved in and have changed the demographic of the place, but i still have faith in my people from Pottersville, Goodwill, St. Aroment, Fond Cole, Morne Daniel and even Ravine Coque even though Isaac give then a new step. Danny for sure.

  19. Naf
    July 25, 2019

    Danny Lugay FAILED the people MISERABLY after the hurricane and should be kick out. How could you tell the people you suppose to be feeding that you’re hungry? What king of leader is this?? And you guys want to elect this man again nonsense. I’m not voting no parl-rep that’s not working in my interest. I don’t care who you are red green or blue.

    • On-the-right-side
      July 25, 2019

      Not fail alone, this man deserve to be booed out. People life is at stake and you talking about you hungry.

      • Casio
        July 26, 2019

        failed at what? why should he be booted out? Joseph Isaac failed the people who elected him in Roseau Central

    • LifeandDeath
      July 25, 2019

      What happened to the Project on Lindo Park Danny started?..You all act as if you don’t see how brutal this Gov’t has been to any initiative started by the Opposition, they will sabotage every instance where the opposition will look good..smh!!..

    • Workers of Iniquity
      July 25, 2019

      Pure crap from a desperate and very slow minded person! Maria affected all of us and Lugay had a right to be treated as a Dominican. Lugay or UWP could not have failed after Maria because they were not in office. The only persons that failed are those in office because only they could help all the people of Dominica but they FAILED!!! Are you going to blame all west Indies cri meters for our world cup failures or only those selected to play? You guys are hurting and destroying our country so bad boy

    • 5 more years for Danny!
      July 25, 2019

      It’s the government’s job to enhance infrastructure islandwide and fund programs and projects that will benefit people’s lives. The opposition’s job is to keep reminding them (gov’t) of those responsibilities and promises and to makes further recommendations that will enhance the lives of the people. With this in mind, I will say, Danny Lugay has done a splendid job. 5 more years for Danny as Roseau N parl rep! 🎉

    • Casio
      July 26, 2019

      DANNY LUGAY!!!!!!!!! 5 more years in ROSEAU NORTH FOR DANNY LUGAY!!!!!! WE DONT WANT A SNAKE IN OUR YARD. ESPECIALLY THE UGLY LITTLE ONES WITH THE BIG HEADS.

  20. Goodwill Resident
    July 25, 2019

    Linton Danny Lugay has not represented the people of Roseau North. Go on the ground ask even UWP supporters how they feel about Danny’s representation and they will tell you that Danny has failed them miserably especially post Hurricane Maria. Danny is the incumbent he needs to tell the Roseau North people why he should be elected. Mr. Isaac has done tremendous work in the constituency which has placed Mr. Lugay on the Blackfoot. Guess what Lugay is going to find it very difficult to retain that seat.

    I live in Roseau North and I have voted UWP from 1990 this time around while I am not inclined to support DLP but I will be voting for Joseph Isaac who is a better representative than Danny Lugay at all levels. Roseau North deserves much better. UWP should have changed Mr. Lugay for a more intelligent and hard working Parliamentary Representative.

    • Kalinago Justice
      July 25, 2019

      :?: Goodwill Resident; I’d love to agree with you, but I don’t think you are credible :?: If you are saying that Danny Lugay and his team are not giving you the representation that you deserve, just because ji is showing some presence with material things :?: Don’t you think that ji is in a position to make those offers because he’s in a position to and he also wants to win that seat :?: What do think of ji having abandoned his constituents in exchange for winning over people like you in the Roseau North :?: As a matter of fact, what he is doing with the State’s resources for his partisan political mileage is corrupt! I think some of you people need to be enlightened, cause you all are too easily bought!!!

      • RandyX
        July 27, 2019

        That’s what it’s all about with them. The don’t care about corruption, lies, incompetence…. As long as they get a few dollars here and there. To hell with the country.

    • From Goodwill too
      July 25, 2019

      If you have seen very little done in our constituency with Danny, it is because your DLP government has deliberately abandoned us, to punish us for not voting in their candidate. Does the opposition party have access to the treasury or the many milllions this government collects from passport sales? Of course Isaac is doing “more”, he has DLP’s full support. You say Danny did not build homes etc. after Maria. Again. How much of the funds and aid this government collected on behalf of the people of Dominica was allocated to us and distributed by Danny? Ms. Blanchard was the one distributing funds and she wasn’t our parl rep. If you didn’t get, it’s her fault.
      Ask youself instead, what has your government done since they got into office to better your life as an individual? How do they account for all that money the collect and recklessly spend?
      Dominicans, stop repeating the lies Skerrit and his team are feeding you and think for yourselves.

    • viewsexpressed
      July 25, 2019

      Goodwill Resident, Danny is one man and has worked hard, never stopped. But this corrupt Labour in office pulls the string. They, under Skerrit have been professionally corrupt and abused the States resources. Therefore, Danny without that kind of resource Skerrit has abused willingly. Danny has not got that money to undertake constituency work. People of Goodwill, St. Aroment, Potterville, Tarrish Pit, you need to get the UWP in office and kick out this failed Corrupt labour Government led by an immature, failed Skerrit. Stand up and be counted, we need to take back our Dominica and Skerrit must Go.
      We have already welcomed our professional Hon Lennox Linton and his professional UWP Team, to return our Dominica to the place where our people deserve to be and not have poor desperate mothers with babies waiting at entrance of Financial Centre for Santa abusive PM Skerrit to handover states money to these suffering, poverty families that Skerrit created. Skerrit, Issac, have failed us.

    • Casio
      July 26, 2019

      I am a good will citizen. Not a resident. I was born and bred and remain to live in Goodwill. So when you all come out from wherever you all come out, and settel in the peaceful community of Roseau North, and bring all all you old ways and malcassay children in the area, note that we do not support ignorance and stupidity.

  21. Bwa-Banday
    July 25, 2019

    Let us keep hope alive by voting the UWP-Team Dca at the next general elections. However, we cannot give up the fight for reforms and ensure we get it or else…..we will have to force it by showing our resolve. God bless Mr.Linton and his formidable team of professionals/ candidates

  22. moo
    July 25, 2019

    interesting

  23. Laplaine Observer
    July 25, 2019

    It’s appalling to see how the culture of deception and corruption has manifested itself in this incompetent cabal known as the DLP. After Isaac turned his back on the people who voted for him, he expects another constituency to trust his loyalty and vote for him?

  24. LANGSAL
    July 25, 2019

    linton i am from roseau north and know the majority dont support him, but the electioneering stealing is bad

  25. Gouvelma
    July 25, 2019

    You said it right. Labour loves to ksep people poor and dependent on them. Tbey do not facilitate the avenues where people can become their own bosses and thereby become independent. They know that an independent person cannot be controlled by them and it is for this reason thay they have killed the small business sector and middle class. So Dominica now has two classes, the poor and the wealthy. As for Isaac, he has committed political suicide. Dominicans may be poor however they are being educated. They will not be fooled all of the time. They placed their trust in Isaac. He disappointed them. He burnt bridges. He fled to Roseau North. While seeking to be re-elected in Roseau North he totally abandoned Roseau Central. Tell me then, who are the fools going to place confidence in him. He won not because of his likeability. He won simply because he ran on a UWP ticket. Labor blinded him with the devil money. After the elections he will be left to look back at his betrayal and weep.

  26. Shaka zulu
    July 25, 2019

    Joeseph Issac calls Lugay a failure. Shake my damn head. Issac was elected by a different constituency , lied to them and said he was going independent, misrepresent thier wishes and switched thier votes then lied again saying it was principles. He has failed the ones who elected him how can anyone from Roseau north trust this guy. Today he is shouting loud praises to Skerrit to gain favours. That is the first sign of weakness. Previously he said skerrit must go because he was a thief and a corrupt leader. Today he is kissing skerrit assests. Issac cannot have it both ways so in one of these scenarios he is being dishonest. He has joined with the principles of dishonesty and deception. The only thing missing is a leash around his neck walking on all fours while skerrit pulls him along. An opposition is important to put checks on gov especially one so criminal in nature. Why is he not appearing in court for incitement? He is now supporting injustice.

  27. viewsexpressed
    July 25, 2019

    Well done Bro Hon. Lennox Linton and your well established decent professional UWP Team, to represent all of us Dominicans. We look forward to have you leading our new incoming Government of Dominica. Our country needs decent leadership and knowledgeable Political Party to lead us all of our people.
    Right Hon. Lennox Linton, Prime Minister in waiting says that; “the UWP will return the value of serving people and their best interest.” Amen , well said. Thanks Hon Linton, well said.

    We need change, we need decent governance we need trusted political party, we need honourable members (UWP) in parliament. Corrupt labour Party are in their way. they have failed us big time.
    The UWP decent, honest Leadership; under Hon Linton, will retake Dominica and make it better with its highly, trusted, decent Honourable UWP members

    • BE B
      July 25, 2019

      In your wildest dreams, now I can see you are dreaming, keep on dreaming

  28. Bob Denis
    July 25, 2019

    Mr Issac have moved on and the UWP should do the same. Character assassination is not what is needed in the now, the people deserves the right to know, with a UWP victory, what developments the people of Laplaine, Delice, Boetica and Larond should expect, but then, with RUM and BEER in hand, compelling decisions, could never be arrived at during this FRENZY or later.

  29. Anonymous
    July 25, 2019

    Plenty man have to go mad after that election. All you not seeing how them man putting up red and black shoes all over the place, only now I believe labour party involve in plenty jumbie business.

  30. Tj
    July 25, 2019

    DLP. a change is coming, make room for the UWP,

  31. Jack Sparrow
    July 25, 2019

    Even if JI wins, (which he won’t) his credibility is damaged. History will remember him as a traitor, selfish and greedy.
    In life, money, fame and prominence is not all. It eventually comes to an end. The Bible says a good name is better than fine oil.. What name have you made for yourself JI?

  32. BEB
    July 25, 2019

    Should Team Dominica want to have any possibilities of wining the next election, the LEADER must be change and this he’s not prepared too, any one who opposes him will be fired

    • July 25, 2019

      @BEB, it is too late to change him, because people would need to see the ways of the new leader. The election is around the corner.

      Not only that, who would they choose to replace Lennox? That person would have to be in the present UWP, and there is none of them that is suitable.

      The UWP needs a much younger leader than Lennox if anything good is going to come out from that Party.

      And since that person will need at least 5 years training as a Leader–to become the Prime Minister–the UWP is going to be way out from governing Dominica for a looooooong time.

  33. BEB
    July 25, 2019

    Should Team Dominica Have any possible chances of winning any election, the LEADER have to be changed and he will not want that, he is holding to the relmn. and will fire all those who opposes him

    • Braindamage
      July 26, 2019

      BEB has he fired you already?
      Go check your cool out.

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