Linton outlines development plans for a UWP government

Linton addresses UWP news conference

The United Workers Party (UWP) is promising a new sustainable Nature Island Economy with agriculture, tourism, renewable energy, ICT, the cultural industries and a water industry as the major pillars, if it becomes Dominica’s next government.

The next general election is constitutionally due by May 2020.

Opposition leader and leader of the party, Lennox Linton said during a UWP news conference recently, that it is the only party that’s ready and able to lead the change that Dominica needs after “the colossal governance failures” of the Roosevelt Skerrit-led DLP administration.  He accused Skerrit and “his followers of reducing Dominica to the indignities of poverty, joblessness and dependency over the past two decades” and said his party was ready with its “Vision 2020 initiative”, to receive the people’s mandate to lead and manage their affairs in government..

He also said that a UWP government will grow the economy by 7% per year, create 12,000 new jobs by 2025, and increase the minimum wage and old age pensions by no less than 50%.  

We will restore livelihoods and bring back regular income to families in the farming communities of Dominica…and enact legislation and regulations to legalize, grow, process and export cannabis, and cannabis-based health and wellness products,” Linton stated.

He said a UWP government will provide agricultural inputs, farm labour and financial grants to farmers to enable production of a range of high value products for export and will purchase at least two refrigerated vessels to transport Nature Island-branded, primary and processed agricultural products in the Caribbean. They will also provide low interest loans, financial grants and appropriate fiscal incentives to deserving tourist-service providers and manufacturers for refinancing, refurbishment and expansion of their establishments.

“We will construct an eco-friendly, state-of-the-art, international airport, we will expand and modernize our sea ports, we will open the Delice/Petite Savanne road and complete the Roseau Road Reinstatement Project… Overall, we will build and upgrade our road network and bridges to the highest standards of resilience to natural disasters,” he declared. “We will fully reinstate, restructure and operationalize the Public Works Corporation and will ensure there is fairness, equity, proper accountability, and no political interference in government’s housing assistance programme.”

A UWP administration, he said, will broaden government’s home assistance programme to include a one-time financial grant to deserving single-parent tenants who suffered loss of house contents during passage of Hurricane Maria and, will, in the first instance, allow duty free entry of essential building materials for one year.

According to Linton, primary health care systems will be restored and tertiary care upgraded. The State will pay the tuition fees of all Dominican students attending the Dominica State College and the size of Cabinet “will be reduced by at least forty percent.” But this move is not expected to affect the Ministry of Kalinago Affairs as the portfolio of that minister will be expanded. The Carib Act will be amended “to meet the needs of our Kalinago brothers and sisters.”  he said.

Linton reiterated his promise “to pursue the appropriate constitutional amendments and enact legislation to limit the time in office for any Prime Minister to 2 five-year terms” and to establish a fixed date for general elections every five years.

“We call on our nature island people to continue to put the country first, irrespective of partisan allegiance. Let us not place party before people and country. Let us unite over this common desire for change, knowing that those whose failure and destruction we seek to change from, cannot present us with the change which we need,” the UWP leader stated.

At the DLP delegates conference which was held in Londonderry earlier this month, Prime Minister Skerrit presented  an election slate with thirteen new candidates whom he described as “the fresh faces of change in Dominican politics,” adding, “The other side has little that is fresh and has made no meaningful change.”

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73 Comments

  1. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    March 1, 2019

    When are they going to demand the return of the parrots that were kidnapped from the Botanical Gardens right after the hurricane and taken to Germany for a bogus study? They should have been returned by now. The parrots are most likely miserable away from their natural Dominica habitat, they may be homesick. They belong back home in Dominica flying around in the forest.

  2. EEEFFFIIIIWUZZZ
    March 1, 2019

    Tick Tock idiot!!! Tick Tock……. you will soon lose the next consecutive election and with it leadership of the blue pinezz…..Tick Tock

  3. Rat Race
    March 1, 2019

    The remedy for success is a team effort.
    Famous quote by John Donne ” No man is an Island entire of itself…”
    Hats off to Team Dominica.

  4. Man bites dogs
    March 1, 2019

    Linton old boy where will you go when Ladour party kick you out of marigot have ever thought about that? Remember that you are black leasted no one will leand you money what do you do!!!

  5. sayodityodit
    March 1, 2019

    People keep asking whee will he get the money from? Do they expect him to do these things as soon as he gets in office? I think with time and money that should be left in the treasury from this prevent government the things that he is talking about can be achieved. Time is the greatest factor here.

  6. For a new Dominica
    March 1, 2019

    mine February 28, 2019
    (WHERE IS he going to get the money promising so much. Remember they owing the pass post that is already on lay way.)
    The same place that Government gets money is just that they will put it to good use and NOT spend it on buying people and also good business always starts with loans Linton have a humble team I don’t believe that they will rub Dominica by Gods grace
    My the good Lord be with the team Dominica need to grow

  7. Braindage
    March 1, 2019

    That’s the next Prime Minister of Dominica… Mr. Lennox Linton

    Skerrit can’t give Dominicans an account of the number of passports that he is selling on the market.
    He can’t give an account of monies he has received for selling passports for the past 18 years in office.

    Do you still trust a man like that???

  8. little yout
    February 28, 2019

    Mr linton that’s the kind of forward planing and progress i would like to see in my country. I will be voting for my first time and you have my vote Sir.

  9. Red Ants bite
    February 28, 2019

    With the way Skerrit deceived me and Dominicans I wanted to say Mr. Linton is just another politician that wants to get in office. But after going through the article several times and knowing Linton to be honest, I finally believe that these promises are possible. The truth is, agriculture is, God gave every country gifts to take care of His people. Our gift is pure water and fertile soil. If we can get people back on the farm that alone will create at least 6000 to 8000 jobs. With a health friendly government I wouldn’t be surprised to see Ross do some business here again. No I am not saying they will leave Barbados but I am referring to an extension of Ross . Then I see many Dominicans in the DIASPORA come home to invest . I also see foreign companies coming in to invest. The international airport would create many jobs and individuals would find ways to be self employed. It’s because of Skerrit no one wants to invest a dime here. He killed agriculture, Chased Ross out and…

  10. Lin Clown
    February 28, 2019

    Linton just like his supporters,are reading too many comic books.A bunch of idiots.Where were they when the Labour party was building back Dominica after hurricane Maria
    ?

  11. Just Blaze
    February 28, 2019

    Mr and them dont tried make plans and lose election. Stop wasting your time Lennox the people dont want you.

    • Kalinago
      February 28, 2019

      You labarats never cease to amaze with your brainless thinking and comments! The labar party was in opposition for 20 years doing the same thing and losing,it had to take the Freedom Party to help them win! They were even being called, “Labor mort”. I was a supporter of the late Roosie Douglas and the then Labour Party, but I now refuse to support the rogue prime mistake who has dismantle Labour Party and the island by extension! Lennox Linton and the UWP are more popular on the ground than these rogues posing as government, the majority wants these rogues posing as government out! This rogue prime mistake has never won an election legitimately and you know that!

    • viewsexpressed
      March 1, 2019

      Who on earth are you.? And what really is the meaning of this silly statement? As a tutor who mark and assess students papers, you in my class, and I am correcting your paper, you will receive a minis 50% (-50%). Why? Because there is no logic or meat in what you say. That I or others reading are able to meaningfully do some comparative work and also do an assessment of this piece of …. I have to let you know madam Just Blaze that you smile on your paper, if it is one, is in no way going to help you gain a high good or reasonable rating. This is a tragedy.
      Do this research again, get your facts, read other articles, understand the purpose of having a government, and what does it take that a state has most credible, trusted, intelligent, well read people to head a government and its cabinet and representatives who are able to plot the path of this failed island in deep poverty due to this failed corrupt sitting Prime Minister Skerrit & his failed 18 ministers. Madam smile, U got…

    • viewsexpressed
      March 1, 2019

      Disgusting statement, with no credibility and justification.! Are you experiencing some level of illiteracy Blaze, or “Just” Ignorance? I am amazed and shocked! Who on earth are you, well this is one person “who dont want you” for your level of ignorance and debate without any debate and evidence to substantiate what those illiterate comments of yours are? If you are unable to comments meaningfully that encouraged one to response in the same decency, please with immediate action, withdraw yourself ASAP.
      You are insulting, politically ineffectiveness, lacks decorum, no offer of a meaningful comment that we are able to have a flowing discussions with respect. You better try again because that picture of yours will be remembered as stained and with no value, smile or not. Later….Goodbye! Try again. We wish to maintain a high standard of debate here on this site. Nuff Respect.

    • Jean James
      March 3, 2019

      To Just Blaze
      You are mistaken. The people want Lennox as he is an honest man. Prsently it is recorded that 82% of the people want him. You are just a loveless person and do not know Christ ways.
      The people in Dominica have been voting continuously with Hon. Linton’s UWP Team Dominica
      A well qualified Team that can do the Maths and Statistics and get the Island out of the Doldrums that it is present.
      Thank the Lord for inspiring these young people to challenge the total disastrous governing that we have had in the past 18 plus years

  12. Man bites dogs
    February 28, 2019

    Here we go another day same old crap, Linton is like a bag of salt he goes on and on eating up from the inside with all his rubbish and blood pressure then you know what comes next.

    • Ibo France
      March 1, 2019

      Before you talk connect your tongue to your brain. Before you express your thoughts in writing ensure that your cerebrum is intact. Your posts give one the impression that you are unlettered. Try to improve. Just trying to give you and your writer some encouragement, no ill intent.

  13. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    February 28, 2019

     “enact legislation and regulations to legalize, grow, process and export cannabis, and cannabis-based health and wellness products, ”

    Lennox, with all due respect, I must say that stated in the quote above is a very bad idea!

    In some places in the world Marijuana is legal in certain amounts; however, we don’t know of any country exporting cannabis as a wellness product. I reside in Los Angeles California, one (150) hundred-fifty miles North of San Diego which boarders with Tijuana Mexico, which is a gateway for all sorts of drug smuggling into the United States.

    Everyday tons of Marijuana are confiscated: If there was a market for legally grown cannabis, it would be legally imported wherever their is a crave for Marijuana and other mind altering drudges. I don’t know of any place on the planet where such products are legally exported. 

    I been to places such as Holland where marijuana been legal for smoking for more than fifty years, nevertheless, I don’t know of a…

    • derp
      March 1, 2019
      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        March 1, 2019

        I believe you are the one living in some pit hole, I don’t care where you got that rubbish from; but I live in California, and I can tell you there is a place in Northern California where just about everyone resident of that city grows illegal Marijuana for a living!

        So, I would imagine if somebody in California wanted marijuana hemp, or cannabis to research, and experiment they would not have to import it from Canada.

        My name is Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque!

        Write your name to the crap you posted let me research your credibility! For your information smoking of marijuana is legal in California, approved by the state, however; Federal authorities can prosecute users, as the federal government said it is illegal to smoke  grow marijuana, so I don’t see the Federal government granting a license to someone to import that substance.

        State government gave license to a few people to grow, and and sold in legal shops. So, your crap is simply crap!

    • derp
      March 1, 2019

      Nah I wouldn’t call Dominica a pithole (triggered much :lol: ) If you still don’t believe me here are some more links, don;t take my word for it do your own research instead of burying your head in the sand.
      The US government approved it: 1. https://goo.gl/15CR4m 2. https://goo.gl/93tDMS
      3. https://goo.gl/gK75ns . Oh btw I bet you didn’t know that the federal government gives a select few people the same cannabis to treat their symptoms. 4.https://goo.gl/FKVSL9

      Call one of your state representatives and ask them if you don’t believe me. Humboldt County in Northern California has a large concentration of illegal growers. Simple facts, if you don’t believe the sites call your government and ask them. 1-800-882-9539 that the DEA customer service number from their website.
      You should do yourself a favor and study some American Government. Since it’s obvious that you’re oblivious to how it works.

  14. zandoli
    February 28, 2019

    I am happy that UWP is articulating a plan to move the country forward base on economic activity. DLP seem to be a one trick pony using CBI money as a salve to all their needs. Having said that I need some more details on how UWP plans to accomplish their goals. Anybody can throw numbers and words around, but we need some meat on the bones to see if what they are offering have any chance of coming to fruition.

  15. February 28, 2019

    After twenty (20) years of feeding the people of Dominica that same one Course Meal of “Deception Lies and Propaganda” which has not taken the country on any positive path; at least we can change the Menu to whoever/whatever comes forward; there is no way that anyone can be worse than what we have become; Plain and Simple!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. February 28, 2019

    After twenty (20) years of that same one Course Meal of “Deception Lies and Propaganda” which has not taken the country on any positive path; at least we can change the Menu to whoever/whatever comes forward; there is no way that anyone can be worse than what we have become; Plain and Simple!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Joe Linton
    February 28, 2019

    “He also said that a UWP government will grow the economy by 7% per year, create 12,000 new jobs by 2025, and increase the minimum wage and old age pensions by no less than 50%.”

    What economic impact will raising the minimum wage from $4.05 to $6 have on the economy?? simply put how many persons in Dominica actually work for $4.05 vs $6 per hour???? from my own empirical data the answer is none, so raising the wage will have no impact whatsoever it will only be a political exercise to show a campaign promise being kept!!!! also bear in mind when you talking about increasing minimum wage that this is a significant factor in the cost of production….

    am happy you will take pension from $300 monthly to $450 thanks to this PM for his humanity, caring and loving initiative to always take care of our most vulnerable among us!!!!!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      March 1, 2019

      You know I remember a man name Linton a principal of many Schools in Dominica, including Castle Bruce, he had bastard children as we say in Dominica, i.e., I know know one of his children use a name such as Stephenson; sometimes when people father did not feed them they take vengeance out on the progeny’s  of their father.

      Could it be that the culprit here is one of  Principal (Headmaster ) Linton rejected son hounding his legitimate son?

      When it is all over win or loose Lennox Linton will survive without crawling on his belly like a yellow snake, but some of you smelling rats and termites will hang yourselves when Roosevelt labor loose!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      March 1, 2019

      Joseph coat of many colors: found in the Bible. Joseph brothers sold him into slavery because they hated the fact that their father loved Joseph more than the rest.

      Joseph survived, and became a ruler in Egypt, when the famine came his Brothers went down into Egypt to buy food,they had to deal with their brother Joseph, who they did not recognized. Joseph could have imprisoned or kill them, he did not instead he showered them with kindness.

      Sometimes we suffer at the hands of our biological brothers and sisters who are nothing more than dilapidated dogs, paid a few pennies to destroy our very own and in the process ourselves, you this so called Joe Linton we know who you are; time will tell!

  18. Man bites dogs
    February 28, 2019

    Lennox Linton, What the hell you on about or what sort of dope you been taking, my man you are out of touch the peoples party – Labour supreme government has been doing that same thing days after hurricane Maria. Linton you are a bag of salt too much of you guy we all beginning to have blood pressure, Linton you and your criminal so-called Workers party will never be in government again for all the suffering you clowns 🤡 gave to us. Dominicans wouldn’t want to be in that laughing situation again. Erika hit us then came Maria and now Lennox Linton, and his bag of wind want to distroy us again no man this is madness.

    • viewsexpressed
      March 1, 2019

      This man keep biting Dogs and at the level he is obviously not able to raise to the standard of Prominence, credibility to that of Hon Lennox Linton. There is no match with your inept Skerrit, he has failed us Big Time in government and he should and must get out. You try everyday to raise the profile of Skerrit but it is already and the bottomless pit. People like you all have brought this man down there to that failed level and you all should and must be ashamed of your failure and disloyalty. The synopsis is that,, things a=have got so far, too far to reverse this character`s demeanour. He is far gone due to people like y and that silly outrageous Astaphan who has kept Skerrit in this Abyss of denial and trying hard to raise that profile he never had. It is going to take over 18 years for Skerrit to enjoy and earned any caducity, in the meantime people like this KID and that nuisance So called Senior counsel will be happy enjoying life. Skerrit, be advised run away from these guys.

    • Olivia shillingford
      March 6, 2019

      All Olu idiots does hear is labour and uwp. It’s not about labour staying dere forever or not wanting uwp to get in office, it’s about giving a credible team the chance to lead the country and restore so pride and dignity in the people. Ppl should not have to go beg, prostitute themselves, or steal to fulfill their basic needs and get their bills paid and so on. The current government has failed in that aspect. It’s time someone else take up the mantle to lead dominica back to prosperity.

  19. max
    February 28, 2019

    Mine ….rubbish…which party comes in office with money in their back pocket to deposit in the treasury. Stupees…cannot hear nonesense nor read

    • lula
      February 28, 2019

      @max… election is around the corner, look promises…Bring the sky down

  20. LaPlaine Observer
    February 28, 2019

    This is a welcome change after 18 years of disaster by the DLP. They have plunged the country into economic bankruptcy and now they are still trying to cling on to power by reshuffling their cabinet. The writing is on the wall and we have suffered enough, now we have to give UWP that mandate to execute this development plan.

    • February 28, 2019

      What change? Leaders before have uttered the same beautiful words, every section in Dominica will be taken care of, but none have delivered as Roosevelt Skerrit; housing for the less fortunate, the yes we care program, the new state college, the new hospital presently under construction, real five star hotels been built, improvement to the road network, billion of $$ in reserve at the central bank. The Roosevelt Skerrit administration is not defaulting on any of its financial obligations. Good try Mr. Linton what you talk about is already happening.

      • Ibo France
        March 1, 2019

        For you to heap so much undeserving praise on the Skerrit-led administration, you must have had brain surgery to remove your conscience. Almost all the work post Maria can be raced to foreign donors ( roads, schools, roads, bridges, houses, hospital), you name it. There has been debt forgiveness granted to this mendicant government. Where is the $100 000 000 from PetroCaribe? It has disappeared in thin air. If things are so good as stated by you, Paul T, why is Dominica lagging in the cellar position in every aspect of economic and social developments in the sub-region? Truth be told, Skerrit and his inept bunch have done irreparable damage to Dominica. Only parasites looking for bread can lend support to this kakistocratic regime.

  21. Ibo France
    February 28, 2019

    The plans laid out by the leader of the UWP are very ambitious. They cannot materialize in one term but the goals are noble. This strategic plan touches on most things that are severely lacking presently. It’s a herculean task to right the ship of state but doable with careful planning and dedicated efforts of all Dominicans. Where there is a will there is a way. The Skerrit-led DLP administration does not have the moral authority nor the political acumen to govern Dominica. They have financially and morally bankrupted the country. The evidence is in plain site. You cannot put old wine in new bottles and call it change. It’s time for them to EXIT office. Their time has long expired.

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      March 1, 2019

      Ibo MALAPROP France, you are one of the don’t do it let me do it. You take offense when one criticizes the UWP or its leader but in all your comments you keep criticizing Skerrit and the government.
      MALAPROP, your critics won’t deter the voters from voting Skerrit and his government back in office. As a matter of fact, Skerrit going to win bigger. Skerrit is the PEOPLE’S CHOICE.

      • Ibo France
        March 1, 2019

        KID, you are good for comic relief. Your team is comprise of thirteen ill-equipped, clueless greenhorns and the remaining Labor candidates have proven themselves to be shamelessly corrupt and woefully unproductive. Your party is in serious disarray just before a pending election. No sane person would want to ride on that bus with all the wheels falling off. DLP lacks astute leadership, has lost its moral compass, engages in selfishness and gluttony, with that said, unfit to rule. Skerrit and his weaklingsshould be sent into political oblivion.

  22. Joe Linton
    February 28, 2019

    “The State will pay the tuition fees of all Dominican students attending the Dominica State College”

    So why you never made a public statement when PM paid all outstanding bills for students attending the DSC?? Skerrit went even further he is knocking off 40% of student loans for persons who graduated from university and still owing on the loan, can you be man enough to compliment the government?? You make poor people believe the government is not working in their interest but there you are saying you will do exactly what this PM is doing SMDFH!!!!

  23. Joe Linton
    February 28, 2019

    “He accused Skerrit and “his followers of reducing Dominica to the indignities of poverty, joblessness and dependency over the past two decades”

    “A UWP administration, he said, will broaden government’s home assistance programme to include a one-time financial grant to deserving single-parent tenants who suffered loss of house contents during passage of Hurricane Maria and, will, in the first instance, allow duty free entry of essential building materials for one year”

    LINTON stop CONTRADICTING yourself!!!!!!! You and your team have no plans and no vision of your own, the same mendicancy you so eloquently criticize is the same concept you bringing up as if it is something new….SMDFH!!!

    SO IS IN 2020 YOU WANT TO ASSIST HURRICANE MARIA VICTIMS MY BROTHER???? AWA WII BOSS!!! Skerrit already took care of us post Maria so come again with something of your own that makes SENSE!

  24. LifeandDeath
    February 28, 2019

    I see quite a lot of negative rhetoric towards the proposals, but we’re not to be surprised at that for at least two reasons:
    1-Dominicans have become accustomed of being handed the short end of the stick by a Government who have basically dished out disappointment after disappointment for the last 20 years..Dominicans are scarred, yes that’s natural to react like that. Also, many of the bloggers here have never seen another Government at work due to their young age. Imagine 20-30 year olds in Dominica have never experienced different government or were too young to remember the performance of the UWP.
    2-There is a legitimate concern for funding of some of the projects outlined. That also is good, at least we’re becoming more objective and rational in our analysis of Gov’t promises. So, let’s be realistic, if the UWP finds that not enough moneys are available for some of the projects, quite naturally there will be priority areas of implementation. 20 years caused real psyche…

  25. Sile Edwards
    February 28, 2019

    Did your party check the CBI developments…audit….

    Tax, WH tax, Labour laws etc etc

  26. KID ON THE BLOCK
    February 28, 2019

    All I got to say is OH MY! Homme foo! And looking for attention

    • Joseph John
      February 28, 2019

      Kid. You know you do not have to be in government ( the Cabinet) to do something for your people. And you know that a person or group can show how caring they are when their people are hit by disaster . When Dominica was hit by Erica, Mathew and Maria the UWP went M.I.A. Missing In Action like deserters. When Dominicans needed their help the UWP leaders were nowhere to be found, hiding, playing hide and seek, playing “hoop sayway.” So when those “hoop sayway’ people come and make those fake promises you cannot believe them. There is no truth in their make up. What is their tract record? What have they done in their four years as members of the House of Assembly ? They get paid every month for doing nothing. All pay and no work. Who does that ? I understand that they are holders of diplomatic passports .

      • Joseph John
        March 1, 2019

        When Linton retire from politics after next election what can he point to as a success. As the leader of a party , as a leader of the opposition as a former Parliamentarian what will be his legacy. Flash back a little, I heard or read that he said he was an investigative reporter. How did he qualify for this self declared, self style title ? He seem to be usuing this self imposed title to demonstrate that he qualify to be PM. Again I ask what is his legacy as a “investigative” reporter.
        What are his qualifications to manage any organization, what is his experience ? If no experience in management , what is his academic qualification ? Does he have a degree ? Is he self taught ? Did he do some home studies ? Did he do some adult education ? Has he done any volunteer or welfare work (a boy scout maybe) ?

  27. mine
    February 28, 2019

    WHERE IS he going to get the money promising so much. Remember they owing the pass post that is already on lay way.

    • Dominica
      February 28, 2019

      Do you believe the money in the treasury is SKERRIT OR THE DLP’S OWN? Well it is not, it is the country’s money. The same way DLP can get money so can UWP. People are acting like Skerrit came into government with money, you forget he did not even have a suite or a car. Give me a break.

    • February 28, 2019

      It’s too bad you’re getting so many down votes. It’s hardly an illegitimate question, regardless of party.

      • February 28, 2019

        Steve, I agree with you. Where is Lennox going to get the money to do the things he claims PM Skerrit and his government didn’t do? That is why those guys will never get the privilege to rule over our Dominica–they are too dishonest, speaking plans which they can never produce.

      • March 1, 2019

        Well, although for the record, I’m not accusing anyone of dishonesty. When I say that it’s a legitimate question, I mean it’s one that leaders of all parties should have the opportunity to answer.

        If anything, though, it’s voters who are at fault, since too many of them believe that government can be like Father Christmas, bringing them presents for free. That puts politicians under enormous pressure to try to accommodate that sort of widespread economic illiteracy. (But then, that’s hardly unique to Dominica.)

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        March 1, 2019

        “Steve, I agree with you. Where is Lennox going to get the money to do the things he claims PM Skerrit and his government didn’t do? ”

        Elizabeth who appointed Roosevelt Skerrit: “God over us”( The late Dr. Phillip Potter).  You should be asking Steve how long is Roosevelt going to depend on the corrupted sale of Dominica passports, ordinary, and diplomatic passports to get money to pretend he is doing something in the country while people starve?

        At least Lennox has presented a outline of how he intends to tackle and develop the economy, providing jobs in the process, with Roosevelt his plans are the same trying to get a square peg into a round hole, half of his time as prime minister that is his only effort, he has not succeed, hence he tied forcing a round peg, into a square hole, he keep failing nevertheless,he keep doing the same thing over and over.

        Only a fool keep doing the same thing over again expecting different results!

  28. Gnatel
    February 28, 2019

    While many will begin to question where the UWP will get the funds to finance their proposed plans for the development of Dominica, they will by their very question suggest that the DLP is better able to secure funds. There is no doubt that this DLP government has been able to secure a lot of funds over the past 19 years in office. My question in return is: Can someone; anyone list 3 achievements of the DLP government in each of the following industries:
    – Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
    – Commerce, Enterprise And Small Business Development
    – Ecclesiastical Affairs, Family and Gender Affairs
    – Education and Human Resource Development
    – Kalinago Affairs
    – Tourism and Culture
    – Health
    – Youth Affairs, Sports and Constituency Empowerment
    We all admit that the DLP is capable of securing funds, so I would prefer if supports of the DLP use this platform to encourage none supports to at least consider DLP based on their achievement.

    Thanks

    • Joe
      February 28, 2019

      Gnatel are you serious?? have you been following whats been happening on our island through the competent leadership of the DLP Government? due to word limitation i will give brief remarks
      – Agriculture, Food and Fisheries — $15M placed in AID Bank @ 3% reducing Balance NOTE; the island is not made up of only a government it is we the people that have to produce not government.
      – Commerce, Enterprise And Small Business Development—First Government to have a whole ministry designated for this sector, lots have been happening including Grants to the entrepreneurs.
      – Ecclesiastical Affairs, Family and Gender Affairs — what do you want from this Ministry??
      – Education and Human Resource Development— Thousands of tertiary level scholarships, free school bus for secondary school students leaving a mile away from their school
      – Kalinago Affairs — oh come on man.. housing development, free college
      – Tourism and Culture??
      – Health??
      – Youth Affairs, Sports and Constituency…

    • %
      February 28, 2019

      This DLP has been the only government that ha,s squandered such a large amount of money in our history .Dominica should by now be a beacon in the Caribbean, if only we had good leadership. An unprecedented amount of VAT money, CBI money (albeit very intransparent and with no accountability), large amount of grant $$$$$$$$$$$ like tower..99%of the citizens are asking where has this vast amount of money walked, flown, ran, swum to,? .Has the preponderance of it gone into some Swiss Bank?or banks,? And on the names of others fronting for the real “””teeths””? At 41 years since independence, Dominica has its full complement of “teeths””. Election 2019 is the opportune time to Te way those teeth,Ha lay those teeth, Wash ay those teeth Day Moutay those teeth .
      Sack Way Teeth they Are!!!
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

    • viewsexpressed
      March 1, 2019

      Can someone; anyone list 3 achievements of the DLP government in each of the following industries:
      – Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
      – Commerce, Enterprise And Small Business Development
      – Ecclesiastical Affairs, Family and Gender Affairs
      – Education and Human Resource Development
      – Kalinago Affairs
      – Tourism and Culture
      – Health
      – Youth Affairs, Sports and Constituency Empowerment
      If this failed immature Skerrit unable to account for state`s funds as Finance Minister, you expect anyone ese within the government and circles of the Finance Ministry and Cabinet that anyone is able to do so. When Skerrit and Corrupt Labour government leave off, departs office the incoming government will obviously with the Financial secretary do an audit that our states money are accounting for. If not we have lots of space up Stockfarm to place anyone who has and continue to be engaged in abuse, thievery, Bobol of states funds. We pay taxes etc we expect that our finds will be managed well…

  29. Gouvelma
    February 28, 2019

    Thats progressive thinking. Thats who we need as our political leaders. It is going to happen. Change is a must.

    • March 1, 2019

      No new ideas, lazy approach. UWP supporters continue to be fooled fancy rhetoric. We are in 2019, the leader of the opposition who knows all about transparency should at least tell us how these initiatives are going to to be financed. Is it with increase taxes, more aggressive sale of passports, reductions in government services? Is Mr. Linton really expecting the DLP to raise the funds and leave it for him to spend (his suggestion)? Just another election gimmick.

  30. Nacinimod
    February 28, 2019

    Hmm, who are the economic planners for the UWP? They are planning to spend money that they do not have–kind of putting the cart before the horse. So where will the funding for the proposed projects come from? I suspect from more robust sales of CBI passports and the sale of Bird Island which has proven reserves of billions and billions of cubic feet of hot air gas.

    In short, more of the same.

    • Roger
      February 28, 2019

      Its people like you who do not understand how governments are suppose to work. the money skerritt has is not his own. He is supposed to leave it behind when he goes. if not you know hat that is called?

      • lula
        February 28, 2019

        Now you relying on the money Skerritt leaves behind in his WILL? Your potato head not getting anything. His head swelling more and more as he makes those plans he is dreaming of.

    • Jayson
      February 28, 2019

      Give them half the amount of years in office that the DLP had and I think it will be more than possible to achieve this.

      • March 1, 2019

        You are forgetting one thing, they spent 4 and a half years and they bankrupted the country. The could not pay civil servants on time, they were owing every merchant in town and could not pay, they sold Domlec, they did not pay social security collected from workers, the money left to build the layout river hotel disappeared and no hotel was built, they sold passports to criminals, we were one of the most financially blacklisted country in the Caribbean. Dominica lost visa free access to Canada because of the reckless attitude of the UWP………

    • February 28, 2019

      No government comes into power with money. Whem Mr. Skirrett came into power did he come with money? The UWP will use what is in the treasury which belongs to the people of the Commonwealth of Dominica to better the life of the people in particular, the Commonwealth of Dominica in general.

    • Ma Moe
      February 28, 2019

      I don’t think that he is talking about walking into office and doing all those things. Good governance dictates that the incoming government built on what good practices the former administration established. I would hope he doesn’t do like Trump did in trying to destroy Obama’s legacy. If he is true to his word we would realize significant progress over a ten year period, not immediately.

  31. %
    February 28, 2019

    Well done,written and drawn out patriot Linton . Your brilliance exceeds expectation even to the best of luminaries. ..This is exactly what puts lazy Skerrit to Shame .
    He Skerrit, is of low and poor intellect, and he is inarticulte and incoherent..To call Skerrit a leader is clearly a misnomer!!! He is a MISLEADER!
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

    • Me and me
      February 28, 2019

      In asa voice your damna..

  32. Class
    February 28, 2019

    Bunch of BS again and again..

    • Asinof
      February 28, 2019

      If you really want to hear bull…., just tune into Kairi FM.

    • %
      March 1, 2019

      @ Class
      Just put a mike in front of lazy Skerrit’s mouth..What he says is the meaning of Bull ..And what do you do?? You even clap!!!..Your BS………
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

  33. FOR THE LOVE OF COUNTRY
    February 28, 2019

    Mr Visionary – Hon Lennox Linton, Dominica’s next Prime Minister.

    When he utters that the growth of Dominica (or for that matter any country) is not an isolated metric, but something that is a function of institutional, global and cultural factors that are strongly influenced by policy and political leadership, then he’s got my VOTE!!!

    When he utters that to succeed, the following variables are key for Dominica, a strong political leadership with vision and consistency, a robust financial system, a conducive global environment – economically and geopolitically, rule of law that is non-preferential and fair and that instils strong property rights and respect for contracts, then he’s got my VOTE!!!

    When he utters that an entrepreneurial community that is high on ‘animal spirits’ and is willing to take risks, an educated and skilled workforce that is ready to step up the potential of the economy and finally, social fairness and mobility, then he’s got my VOTE!!!

    • Paul Rossnof
      February 28, 2019

      …and in the meantime you on voting for corruption, nepotism, incompetence and general chaos. Typical!

      • A young stressed guy
        February 28, 2019

        Still it’s better than voting for the DLP..

    • Joseph John
      February 28, 2019

      @ for the love off country…. Linton and his gang members are talking about matters they cannot understand. They just have words. They are incapable of doing or delivering . What has he and his gang members done for anyone. What has been their contribution to any aspect of the development of Dominica for the last four years or during their adult lifetime. Name me one, only one. As has been said elsewhere ” you do not have to be in central government to do something positive for the people”
      All they have contributed is general chaos and fake news. They are all negative words and no actions.
      No one is going to vote for them. Even the guy with the fake name of Paul Rossnof who is an agent of chaos cannot vote for them. He has tried to register several times but we all know each other so we will not be fooled.

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