Linton promises ‘Three Lakes Project’ if UWP forms next government

Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton

The construction of a ‘Three Lakes Project’ in residential communities of Laudat, Trafalgar, Wotten Waven and Fond Canie is among the development plans of a United Workers Party administration, for Dominica.

Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) Lennox Linton, said during his response on Wednesday, to Prime Minister Skerrit’s 2019/2020 budget address that this project will generate millions of dollars by bringing in tourists and providing hundreds of jobs for Dominican citizens.

“We are committed to the development of what we call the Three Lakes Project. It’s going to bring hundreds of jobs, thousands of tourists and millions of dollars…to the valley, ” Linton said.

The idea, according to Linton, is to monetize the assets of “an abundance of natural beauty unmatched in the Caribbean” to the benefit the Dominican people.

“In the valleys and mountains above our capital lies the beautiful and scenic residential communities of Laudat, Trafalgar, Wotten Waven and Fond Canie……..Every year during the tourist season, thousands of cruise visitors grace our shores, looking for places to go, our natural assets to explore; none are capable of visiting our most prized natural asset, the Boiling Lake, and that is due to the fact that it’s an all-day hike.”

He goes on to explain that this project will comprise five phases and the first four will be constructed concurrently.

The Three Lakes Project concept, Linton said, is designed “to bring hundreds of new jobs, none of which exists presently, to the citizens of The Valley, while opening up our lakes to visitor traffic.”

It includes the construction of an aerial tramway connecting all three lakes. The concept has five (5) phases, the first four (4) of which will be constructed concurrently:

“A Visitor Reception Area will be built in Laudat. This facility will function as a terminal and will include a number of amenities including restaurants with dining capabilities, washrooms, rest areas, and a welcome center where visitors will be able to purchase their passes to ride the Shuttle and Tram,” the Opposition leader stated. “We will have a lite-open air electric rail system. The system will use the current road and will link the Fresh Water Lake with the Visitor Reception Terminal. Visitors to the lakes must park their vehicles at the Terminal’s parking areas and choose either to hike or take the rail shuttle to the Fresh Water Lake.”

Linton added that no vehicle will be permitted to travel to the fresh water lake as  a designated parking area will be provided to persons.

He further stated that an aerial Tramway terminal will be constructed at the Fresh Water Lake, a tramway terminal will be built above the Boiling Lake and will include a viewing platform that allows visitors to look down at the Boiling Lake from above and a tramway terminal at the Fresh Water Lake which will be extended to facilitate the construction of a second aerial system to the Boeri Lake.

Linton also mentioned the Fisheries Sustainable Growth and Investment Programme (FSGIP), which he said will provide assistance to fisher folk to help them grow their businesses, which will in turn, will give them the ability to produce more.

A Business Investment package prepared for our fisher folk that will allow them to develop their trade, increase their catch, and facilitate individual long-term economic security. The first phase will comprise of fifty (50) packages, with more added as needed,” Linton explained. “An Infrastructure Development plan that focuses on modernizing our fisheries infrastructure: docks, piers, terminals, markets, fish houses and repair facilities.  A Retirement & Medical plan (FiRM) that utilizes a portion of monies repaid and places them into a Social Security Retirement account and Medical Insurance account.”

Linton said the FSGIP will provide fishermen with tools and equipment such as fiber glass boats, medical equipment and supplies, marine communication equipment adding that it will be financed through a $10 million revolving fund at the AID Bank which is payable over a 15 year period with a six (6) month grace period adding that all equipment will be VAT-free.

Linton said the FSGIP will be a major pillar in the economic revitalization in Dominica.

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89 Comments

  1. Self
    August 4, 2019

    We have a lot of repeat cruise visitors, and we keep offering them the same trafalgar falls emerald pool, so 90% of visitors tell you we’ve been. We need to open up new sites that will give the tourist more options. Mr Linton is a brilliant black man who thinks outside the small box that Dominica is used to.

  2. August 3, 2019

    Whether they come from government or opposition, these grand plans always make me wonder the same thing: if they’re actually economically viable, why isn’t private industry already doing them?

    • Joseph John
      August 3, 2019

      @ Steve,…..I wonder myself why is the private sector so dormant when it comes to development ? Why they never tap in government policy by grabbing the opportunities presented. The hotel industry is a case in point. Only the Fort Young Hotel Co and the Jungle Bay (by Sam Raphel) are fully onboard as local entities.
      Our private sector seem to be a retail sector selling mainly imported goods. That is not helping to develop a sustainable economy.
      If those ventures that the government are proposing is run like a government subsidy they will fail . Eg, DEXIA that remains an infant subsidy after almost 50 years. If these entities are allowed to be manage independently like the National Bank they have a better chance to succeed.
      An other concern is our attitude and mind set towards local initiatives . We prefer imported than local, we preferred “buy Trini” than but local, now we have buy China. Can you imagine we have a balance of trade deficit in food and clothes ? WHY

    • warma
      August 5, 2019

      Steve, the project outlined by Mr. Linton cannot be considered in the same vein as a private sector operation. I understand your point because from where I sit, I can see a number of similarly-themed projects that should be private sector run, but the Three Lakes Project is something to be considered in the same vein as you would for a National Park, like Yosimite; you put it in place and then allow private sector operators to build businesses from its very existence.

  3. Frank N Stein
    August 2, 2019

    Joseph John kid on the block and ???????? sound very scared. In the 40 comments only these usual suspects here pleading to hold on to skerrit and his cabal. the writing is on the wall doh bayyych!

    • Red Onion
      August 3, 2019

      @Frank N Stein, It’s you lots blue bellys boomboom flies that is getting Veeery scared don’t you worry our red “X” will be kicking your so-called Workers puppets backsides ha ha ha clowns 🀑.

      • Ibo France
        August 4, 2019

        Only fools can take comfort with that comment. It’s mind boggling that such a nothing burger can be served to readers on this forum in this era of enlightenment.

    • Joseph John
      August 3, 2019

      @Frank Stein, …..Afraid of what? Of you ? Of the unreasonable wicked people (uwp) gang bangers that only know how to call press conferences ? The psychology warfare that you all practice to make people afraid will not work on me. Only wicked people use fear as a weapon to intimidate. Only those with no positive contribution make threats like kidnappers.
      Linton and Ronald Lander stoning the Ministerial building on May 29,1979 did not scare me, his D-Day ultimatum on February 17, 2017 demanding the government to pack up and leave in 14 days did not scare me, but you think that his empty threats and his 5th grade nonsensical bombastic verbosity will now scare me. You know what they say about old soldiers. Well I have been to hell and back and will not be scared by you low level thinkers or those cowards who went to hide and went MIA re Maria.
      So support fake Leader Linton with no ideology, no substance no common sense, no education no values but only plagiarism. Ha ha.

    • Joseph John
      August 3, 2019

      @Frank Stein,…. your quote of having 40 negative posters is no big deal. Have you heard of the silent majority?
      The 3 of us you try to disparage because we have the courage of our conviction can take all of you on anytime any place and any how. We have the competence and capacity to chew you all up and spit you out.
      You try to convince yourselves by making the same accusations over and over that what you say is factual so you can enjoy an illusion of your political expectations. Keep on dreaming like the provobial male paw paw tree. When you wake up from your snooze you may go back to sleep with your eyes open to a 21 to 0 Red victory. That will be your nightmare in the daytime.

    • Ibo france
      August 3, 2019

      Anyone who supports this incumbent government their souls have to be impoverished or overly dark. The leader and his rubberstamping bandits have straddled the backs of the citizens to accumulate their ill-gotten assets. They cannot legitimately account for their enormous houses, obese bank accounts, luxury vehicles from their civil servant salaries. Before the leader got into politics he couldn’t even afford as much as a bicycle. They are doing everything humanly possible to hang on to power for they are mortally afraid of the colossal corruption that will be unearthed once they leave. Only gluttons, lazies, ignorant and parasites lend support to such a undeserving, unethical, impenitent plunderers.

    • August 4, 2019

      @Frank N Stein, most of the time we, Labourites simply refrain from responding to more than some of those articles which are posted here, because of confidence is steadfast.

      But as you mentioned above, 40 comments, I suggest that you go through those comments and count how many times you read from commentators like: viewsexpresses, Ibo france, and quite some others, post comments to one article.

      It is your side who seems to be unsecured, otherwise who are you all trying to convince? Because that is all I can perceive from those comments, which are plagued, with substance-less information, lies, repeated nonsense, and pure fiction.

  4. August 2, 2019

    How do you all expect Lenox to make an estimation on a project when he did not finish high school maths where basic estimation is done. We need a PM who is respected worldwide period. Our Present PM has passed all his tests from high school to his doctorates. How many! Good job Mr. PM.

  5. August 2, 2019

    How do you all expect Lenox to make an estimation on a project when he did not finish high school maths where basic estimation is done. We need a PM who is respected worldwide period. Our Present PM has passed all his tests from high school to his doctorates. How many! Good job Mr. PM.

    • Itassi Too
      August 3, 2019

      @ Thibaud #1 why are you showing your ignorance and really, embarrass your people for? Are you blind or just paid to make a fool of yourself? As we speak your village is having it’s annual feast and you it’s raining. In years gone by a Thibaud feast was a big thing rain or not. But thanks to the same Skerrit your Lord, since 2012 he has you all on the beach like crabs, dancing to live a band in the open, because he saw fools like you supporting his nonsense, so he demolished your school. Are you all not ashamed that it this day and age your village is without a school, without a hurricane shelter, without a community hall because Skerrit broke wha you all had? If I was from Thibaud I would be so embarrassed because only in Thibaud Skerrit could do this thing and yet, he has some of you applauding him. You all at least need a building to night school fools like you

    • very funny
      August 4, 2019

      Your PM did not earn either of his Doctorates, those people coming back just now for their Doctorate. :lol: You think they want their school associated with shady behavior? All they have to do is delete his name.

  6. Discombobulated
    August 2, 2019

    You know that is one of the best projects I have heard of in a long time. I cannot stand Lennox but credit where credit is due, it is innovative and necessary. The only downside is the fact that we need to find a way to generate higher visitor numbers and increase the population. This is where an airport would help big time. There are just too many hoops to jump through to get to Dominica. Apart from that, kudos when due. Great idea

    • Joseph John
      August 3, 2019

      Are you kidding, kudos to the clear cutting of the rain forest and water catchment areas. To destroy the environment of the Roseau Valley and turn it to a desert . Do you foresee what would happen to the Roseau River and its tributaries. Did you observe the low level of water in our rivers after Maria. Or how hot it was for that time of the year?
      Sir, do some searching on the web under clear cutting before you start shouting kudos to a talking head who has no idea what research means. Like Lennox you must have gone to school on Saturday after midnight and graduated in the 5 th grade. This fake leader love plagiarism and does not understand what he is copying. Then it ends up on DNO for the whole world to see how stupid he really is. And the comments of his followers sound like that of victims of the Stockholm Syndrome .

  7. KID ON THE BLOCK
    August 2, 2019

    Lennox Linton, please take note. It takes a thief to know a thief. Keep on arsing yourself. You shall never ever see the seat of the PM of Dominica.

    • welcome PM Lennox
      August 4, 2019

      He will be PM whether you like it or not. And you will not make line outside his office to come and beg either. Team Dominica will hit the ground running to provide jobs for you and the other red clinic regulars, so you can provide for yourselves. Say thank you.

      • Man bites dogs
        August 5, 2019

        ……………… are you real or a Robot if you are human wake up now from your fantasy world, Lennox I. Linton will not and never will be prime minister of DOMINICA πŸ‡©πŸ‡² this guy is a disgusting failure and a liar we don’t want him never ever in our lives good bye Linton you are soon to goooo teeway!!
        I’m sure DNO will not be posting that one it looks like I am being blacklisted.

  8. I still Red
    August 1, 2019

    Man I found myself in a situation where I Still RED, still not a friend of Linton and the UWP, but after 20 yrs of my party and 15 failed6 years of Skerrit, I must admit that I like the vision of the UWP and Linton and come next election I will be voting for the party and person I hate to love, the UWP. No doubt Skerrit, the one I love and voted for 20 yrs has broughtDominica is in a very serious crisis and every year at every budget I see us sinking deeper and deeper like a buldoza sinking in a swamp. For the first time I will not be voting for party but rather will vote for country. PM is no doubt very tired but sadly, after 15 years he has failed to develop a successor to lead the party so he could go rest. But what makes it even worse he firing all of his potential leaders only to put us in a position where he becomes PM and makes his wive PM, so the two could go unopposed. Can you see danger ahead people? I see disaster and that’s why though I Still RED I voting UWP

    • Vieille Case
      August 2, 2019

      You are not alone there are many of us. I swear many times I would never vote UWP but right now they are our only option. Right now skerrit is scrambling making one excuse after another trying to hold on. How much more lies are we goin g to swallow? I wrestled with this for too long, no more. Many are silent but come election day we voting UWP. Alas we have no choice.

    • Joseph John
      August 2, 2019

      The loyalty of a judas goat.

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      August 2, 2019

      You are one of those wolf in sheep clothing. You were never ever red. By the language of your comment one can tell. Stop hiding behind the color of red and show yourself to be exactly who you are, just a BLUE BELLY hypocrite.
      Laborites vote the Labor Party because of what the Party is doing for the country. So when you VOTE LABOR you VOTE COUNTRY.

      • Ibo france
        August 4, 2019

        Many Labourites have abandoned the DLP. Nineteen years of Hard Labour have made them jump off the sinking ship into the life boat of the UWP. The few who have stayed are on a suicidal mission. You have to like misery to embrace the DLP.

    • Bwa-Banday
      August 4, 2019

      @ I Still Red

      Like you I saw the light last year and will definitely be voting Team Dominica/ UWP when the bell is finally rung. I could no longer find words, phrases, lies or flat out excuses to defend the incompetence of he DLP Cabal and so me and my family ALL decided that it is time for change. Very few have campaigned as hard as me and my family for the DLP over the past elections. Matter of fact, many of them still wear the red in public but no longer campaign. The only reason we do is because of the fear of retribution from the cabal because we all hold government jobs.

      Anyone with love for country, regardless of political background can see how much this DLP has failed us. Both Roosie and Pierro must be turning in their graves because of what Medard has done to the DLP and by extension Dca. I too will be dancing in the streets after we vote for change in the next election. “WHERE IS OUR PASSPORTS MONEY :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: !! Fear no more.

  9. shrewd
    August 1, 2019

    Mr Linton, great plans that will generate hundreds of sustainable jobs. We need Big thinkers to lead us through the third decade of the twenty-first century. You have certainly impressed me with this project, and i’m not easily impressed.

  10. Da
    August 1, 2019

    Brilliant, Brilliant and Brilliant , Lennox Linton gave me hope that Dominica can be a leader in the Caribbean again., something that our young kids have never seen. But I want them to know that they will not be wishing to leave Dominica any more after graduation, there will be enough for all to benefit from.

  11. Joseph John
    August 1, 2019

    What is a three lakes project really. It looks like just words, a work of fiction.
    You want to invade the natural environment and the forest reserve and national park system with a concrete jungle. You want to destroy the environment because you do not understand the concept of environment protection / climate resilience .
    Talk and more talk. Show us something. Here is an idea…Build a resort in the Marigot area close to the airport. you do not have to be in government to do that. You say you have all kinds of expertise in your entourage and you know how to raise funds all over north America.
    Remember last election you promised to build hotels in the Kalinago Territory where the land belong to the Kalinago people. Where you have no access to land. But you have access to land in Marigot so what is your excuse. Now you want to put the environment safety at risk in the valley, you hope to destroy the environment of the nature island. Wow !

    • viewsexpressed
      August 2, 2019

      Joseph John, if you are unable to comprehend things the bigger picture that your failed Skerrit is politically illiterate but now then ask questions of those who has the answers and that is the highly professional UWP Team and its sound Leader Hon Lennox Linton. And Joseph, your thoughts and words are just Fiction. Nothing of importance to us or our Dominica. Stay connected with your failed incompetent Odd Minister. The worse Prime Minister in Dominica

  12. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
    August 1, 2019

    Now we’re talking. The Three Lakes Project is something that we desperately need.

  13. Ibo France
    August 1, 2019

    I heard Mr. Linton articulated this visionary project in minute details. It is ambitious but it shows the man is thinking outside the box. Dominica is, by far, more blessed with spectacular natural and physical features and resources than any other island in the sub Caribbean. There are lust green rare vegetation, abundance of fruit trees, the richest soil that if one happen to spit through their window a plant grows. Rare species of animals that exist no where else in the world, imagine that. I should also mention the many rivers, waterfalls, natural springs, hot water lakes and numerous mountains carpeted with lust green vegetation. To use these resources to stir economic development and employment for Dominicans is a great idea. With that said, we should unanimously declare Mr. Linton for Prime Minister! The other party is tired, they have failed the citizens as they are completely bankrupted and depleted of new and vibrant ideas to stir economic growth. Time For Real Change!

    • viewsexpressed
      August 2, 2019

      “I heard Mr. Linton articulated this visionary project in minute details. It is ambitious but it shows the man is thinking outside the box. ”
      Well said and observed Ibo France. We have a very dedicated and visionary Prime Minister in the making. That is Hon Lennox Linton and his highly professional UWP Team. We look forward to decent honest government in Dominica.
      Skerrit must Go, Get Lost and let us wake up from this failed incompetent Skerrit and failed Labour Government. Skerrit get lost, go away and take your fancy dress with you.

      welcome Hon Lennox Linton and his highly Professional UWP Team. We need to move on.

  14. great idea πŸ’‘
    August 1, 2019

    Lennox, can we have a computer generated model of the proposed Three Lakes project, so we can visualize what you’re describing?

    • The boss
      August 1, 2019

      An artist rendering.

    • Joseph John
      August 1, 2019

      Good idea, maybe a line sketch will do. I bet he has never been to the area he is talking about. Or he would have already called a press conference.

    • Joseph John
      August 1, 2019

      ” Visitors reception area” are usually at the port of entry like an airport or sea port or in a shopping area in the city. That way it is accessible to all and is not selective. Visiting ideas are always available at the hotels even with an activities director. Lennox .
      Expertise in any subject is not a given. It is not pull out o a hat like a rabbit. It cannot be acquired with a 5 grade education.

      • viewsexpressed
        August 2, 2019

        I am convinced that this “Man Joseph John, just writes nonsense without well comprehending the bigger picture and message of what Hon. Linton has presented. The valley has been dead for years, you failed Skerrit lacks vision and only behaves like this little boy who just is illiterate of the bigger picture of development. All Skerrit has given us for development is Bin Bobol, Fertilizer Bobo, The abusive Red Clinic and talk big Bull-shit whenever possible. His advisors like Joseph John and pure blind followers and themselves illiterate to development. Guys go to bed and say a prayer for Dominica that Skerrit goes away and gets lost.

      • Ibo france
        August 2, 2019

        You have crossed over the sanity line into a world where common sense is not so common. A place where ignorance is bliss. What you wrote is unadulterated foolishness. It’s like talking in tongues. Not even you can understand what you wrote. When you try to embarrass Mr. Linton, you have only succeeded in embarrassing yourself. Now the whole is world laughing at your ………..

        ADMIN: Reminder: we encourage you to make your point without hurling personal insults at fellow commenters.

      • I WANT TO KNOW
        August 3, 2019

        I WANT TO KNOW

        Sir, with all respect- you have no idea of what you speak.

        It is indeed a great idea and should have the said visitor reception area. Sadly some of us have not visited national parks of the world or went on aerial trams to understand this concept.

        • Joseph John
          August 3, 2019

          Sir you have no idea where I have been or where I am going, but it is not about me. I am not a contender but more like an observer who insist on enjoying his freedom of expression.
          I know I am opening the minds of readers to the mistakes of endorsing Lean-ox Linton-cam. If the world had open minds and eyes Hitler would not have existed. If the hundreds of Americans who followed Jim Jones to the jungles of Guyana had opened eyes they would be alive today. Linton is one of the people with no education or common sense but has the gift of gab who could sell ice to the Eskimos. The guy who sold the Empire state building twice had a low grade education. So did the one who sold bay front property in Arizona.
          History are full of conmen with no education taking people for rides. If you want to follow a pipe piper that’s your choice. You are free to do so. Before you carry him on your shoulders examine his tract and education records. Then name me one good thing he has done for people.

    • viewsexpressed
      August 2, 2019

      Without the CGM, I am able to visualise what is described there, simple because I visited these sites mentioned by Hon. Lennox Linton many times with family and visiting friends. And recall that there was also a tram that went through the area that visionary Hon Linton makes reference to. This is a brilliant project, initiative by Hon Linton, the Par. Rep Hon Ronald Charles and the UWP Team. We take it then that the people of the Valley will feel elevated due this announcement of this brilliant project. We desperately need this failed highly corrupted Labour government out of our stats business.
      Hon Linton, with his UWP Team see The Valley as this paradise place will definitely create jobs and opportunities for the people of the Valley and Dominica over all.
      Keep up the good work Hon Linton and UWP Team. We need decent and visionary government in Dominica, and not any Bobolistic failed Labour government, and Skerrit who has killed our economy, our nature Isle over 19 years.UWP Team

  15. FLORA
    August 1, 2019

    Come on DNO, the most significant revelation in Lennox Linton’s budget response is the sale of 3961 passports from August to December 2018 and the revenue declared in the estimates of less than $300K for the sale of passports for the whole year.
    There is a genuine case for a criminal investigation into the finances obtained from the CBI.
    Please DNO,do some investigative and report to the citizens.
    This one is very simple, secure a copy of the Gazette, review the estimates submitted by the government and find out the cost of a Dominican passport.
    For those who do not believe Lennox, your verification should give credibility to the situation.

    ADMIN: Stay tuned, we are doing a story on it. A point of clarification: the total reported revenue was much more than 300K for the year.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      August 1, 2019

      Flora, if the economy of the country is bases on the sale of passports, and you are talking three ($300,000,00) hundred thousand dollars in the year 2018, that is matter of $25,000.00 per month.

      In any event you did not say if the amount is in East Caribbean Currency or United States Currency.

      So, if it takes the sale of passports to rise twenty billion dollars to develop Dominica, that tells you any day now the economy of the country will collapse!

      Β The fact is we will never know how many thousands of our passports are sold, or have been sold, since it is suspected the greater part of the proceeds are distributed among the sales men and women, the remainder is in the pockets of foreigners, and local corrupted crooks they claim are building hotels on the island.

      Until there is a forensic accountingΒ  investigation into the sale of the passports we might never know who benefits from the proceeds.

    • Joseph John
      August 1, 2019

      Admin you may want to get a copy of the Estimates to look at ESTIMATED revenue and expenditure for the current financial year and compare it to ACTUAL numbers of previous years.
      The Budget (Estimates) for the current year is the legal approval of the House of what the government hope to collect and spend, But the actual for the previous years is what they actually collected and spent.
      There is a misconception that the money is already in the Consolidated Fund (in the Treasury) but money is spent as it is collected and this is facilitated by overdraft.
      But Capital revenue ( ie foreign aid and CBI) and Capital expenditure will be treated a little differently.
      I am staying tuned for your investigation . I know it will be positive, objective, ethical and professional. I hope my suggestions will be helpful.

      • Ibo france
        August 2, 2019

        Mosquito John, stop buzzing in my ears so often. You are fast becoming a nuisance. Try to be critically sound not ignorantly annoying. Criticism is good but only that which makes sense. Stop your mosquito attack.

        • August 4, 2019

          @Ibo france, what is his mosquito attack?

          I learned something from what he wrote, maybe all of it; what are you teaching your readers in that comment above?

          Why don’t you all stop objecting senselessly about everything we write and try to present a good reason for your objection?

          For crying out loud!

    • August 2, 2019

      Lennox had his figures all wrong. As usual you swallowed his crap hook line and sinker. Do you really believe that the public officers who manage the CBI would publish this information in the gazett and then make all this money disappear?

      • Joseph John
        August 3, 2019

        @ Anon,….Lennox has everything backwards and all wrong. Like a donkey’s tail he is growing but downwards. He is quoting the gazette which is not a legal document when he has a legal document , the Estimates, that he does not understand.
        Neither does he understand the idea of the Consolidated Fund. The problem is ,as leader he cannot explain procedures to his fellow members of the opposition side. Its like the blind following the blind over a cliff.
        Some of his backers with low IQ like him are trying to defend him by attacking me. I am not a political contender so they are just wasting time like he is wasting the Dominican peoples time by listening to his empty words with no substance. During the last few months I have identified the posters who are insulting me and put them on ignore (mike drop).
        I don’t read their comments posted because what you do not see cant hurt your feelings or intimidate you.
        But I will continue to post the truth as warnings to voters.

      • Lennox is right
        August 4, 2019

        Have you seen the CBI website? People get our passport one of two ways:
        1. A $100,000 US donation
        2. A minimum of $200,000 US real estate investment + gov’t fees
        Some will have us believe that it is only the gov’t fees that are “available” to the government for use and the rest of it is held in “accounts” that we should not concern our pretty little heads with. Are you kidding me? For real? This explanation is absolutely ludicrous!
        Lennox pointed out that there is zero disclosure on the whereabouts of these hundreds of millions and he is 100% correct. The location of the bulk of the money is a secret. It is a big secret. Why? Somebody better start talking.

  16. Drama king Skerrit
    August 1, 2019

    DNO, so long I waiting for you guys to bring up Lennox’s response to the budget so I can laugh at Skerrit πŸ˜„
    I was not there, I heard Skerrit πŸƒ πŸƒ away while Lennox was responding to his (Skerrit) budget. Boss, you doh easy. You needed a bathroom break nuh? You know, anxiety can cause that πŸ˜„. Why you πŸ˜“, a man your cronies calling illiterate that there wii. Skerrit, you keep trying to run with horses. They not warning you?

    • Joseph John
      August 1, 2019

      @ Drama,….If there is laughter it will be directed at Lennox who do not have a clue about public finance or the Consolidated Fund.
      His contribution reflects this because he got on like he was referring to a development plan, but then again he has no idea of the elements of planning, programming, budgeting. He does not comprehend review and feedback . But what do you expect to get from a 5 grader.
      When it comes to Skerrit, He is out of his league.
      So laugh on, who laugh last laugh best. I will be laughing all the way with a red 21 to 0 victory to begin the new year of 2020.

  17. Zandoli
    August 1, 2019

    Surely Linton must have learned something from the last tram service that collapsed in Dominica. Why would he want to undertake the larger version of the same failed project?
    The tourism industry would be better served by opening roads to the area to make those attractions more easily accessible.
    I tried to reach the fresh water lake a few years ago and had to turn back because of the poor condition of the road.
    I will not go to the boiling lake because I will not make that 4 hour trek to the lake. Same for many of the other attractions that are hidden deep in the jungle.
    It’s true we promote ourselves as the nature island, but one should not have to cut through jungle to enjoy what the island has to offer.

    • Bring back the tram
      August 1, 2019

      The tram is a great idea. We might be the only rainforest promoting tourism product without a tram, zip lines, etc. It was just poorly managed like many other projects in Dominica.

    • Joseph John
      August 1, 2019

      Access is by trail (walk). These trails are to attract the adventurous type. that is what the national park system is all about. I have walked to the lakes both boiling and fresh, to teetwo gouge to sulpher springs in the valley and Soufriere in Penville and in Soufriere. These area offer a different attraction from the traditional tourism destination. If you prefer you may stay on the beach, swimming pool or the bar or you can have both types. That is what makes Dominica a great tourist destination.
      The only missing part is the Jet airport with same day direct arrival with 300 passengers per trip. You Digg.

      • wake up
        August 4, 2019

        Skerrit has no plans to build an international airport. Ever. Never mind what he told you, he’s fishing for votes. He will say anything. It’s not even part of his budget. Ask Donald Peters what Skerrit really thinks about an international airport for Dominica.

    • viewsexpressed
      August 2, 2019

      As Hon Linton explained greatly, I concur that we desperately need that Tram in the valley that that the people of the Valley are able to gain and financial benefits from this venture and that the people of the Valley will develop their skill and talents to entertain and welcome many tourist fir within and from overseas. This is a great visionary plan and initiative from Hon Linton, His highly professional UP Team and the people of the Valley. This is a great partnership that we need t pursue.
      Lets Go UWP Team, we are prepared for change as we have had enough of this political failed Clown Skerrit and worthless incompetent Labour government and failed leadership. People of the valley, Reject Skerrit and his failed corrupt Labour government.
      We welcome Hon Lennox Linton and his highly professional visionary UWP Team.

    • Man bites dogs
      August 3, 2019

      @Zandoli, why dont you come back to Dominica today or soon enough and see what you think πŸ€”??

  18. just a suggestion
    August 1, 2019

    Mr. Linton.
    I know you are a wise man, open to ideas. The Three Lakes Project sounds awesome, don’t get me wrong. It’s just hard to visualize for those of us who are not from the valley. I know UWP is made up of many experts. Can one of you produce a model (computer generated) of what we hope the proposed project to look like?

  19. ????????????????????
    August 1, 2019

    Hi jamie why those ugly comments. 20 years is not pure dictatorship because in a dictatorship no one votes. jamie the Roseau Enhancement Project as I type, works are ongoing. I take it to mean that you are in the US. You have not visited Dominica since you went up & all you are doing is repeating what you hear. Did u read the full budget? Yes of course Mr Linton has given a suggestion which is brilliant on paper. What is the big question??? How are you going to get the money or finance the “three lakes Project”? jamie with a small j, read again the budget & see the monies to be generated by the various Income generators and see the expenditure side. Money is not shaken from a tree like I always tell people for I have trees at the back of my house shedding lots of leaves. jamie I am sure you want a big house or vehicle? but here if you have no income (not working) who will give u a loan, how can u spend? This is budgeting- Income in – Spend bal dificit /Save.

  20. ????????????????????
    August 1, 2019

    jamie why those ugly comments. 20 years is not pure dictatorship because in a dictatorship no one votes. jamie the Roseau Enhancement Project as I type, works are ongoing. I take it to mean that you are in the US. You have not visited Dominica since you went up & all you are doing is repeating what you hear. Did u read the full budget? Yes of course Mr Linton has given a suggestion which is brilliant on paper. What is the big question??? How are you going to get the money or finance the “three lakes Project”? jamie with a small j, read again the budget & see the monies to be generated by the various Income generators and see the expenditure side. Money is not shaken from a tree like I always tell people for I have trees at the back of my house shedding lots of leaves. jamie I am sure you want a big house or vehicle? but here if you have no income (not working) who will give u a loan, how can u spend? This is budgeting- Income in – Spend bal dificit /Save.

    • Skerrit the great magician
      August 1, 2019

      What income generators does Skerrit rely on for his projects? That information is classified, top secret. One income generator this government has that we know about is sale of passports and they cannot account for the money from that. 1 billion dollars missing? A whole billion? Skerrit is a magician or what? Making billions disappear. You can trust him if you want.

      • ????????????????????
        August 1, 2019

        Read the budget mgaician. Read it again then u will see the income generators and the amounts to be generated. Father read and understand. Off course the figures are there and nothing is hidden. It is time to stop just saying what we want and get smart by analysing facts (The whole Budget speech is the fact and not what outside / Political people say) Read the budget for yourself.

      • Joseph John
        August 1, 2019

        Income is generated by employment like the employment expanding in the construction sector right now to be followed by income from the hotels being built.
        The information is in the Estimates which is not secrete or classified.

  21. KID ON THE BLOCK
    August 1, 2019

    You see Mr. Dominicans have to be very very careful of him. This guy is dangerous, wicked, mischievous and malicious. Listened to Mr. in Parliament yesterday and it is unbelievable. There was nothing of substance coming from this guy other than a bunch of LIES and ACCUSATIONS. This guy accusing people of monies missing from the sale of Passports and what is more disgusting you should listen to a host on q95 making a fool of himself asking his supporters, “where the money gone!?” This HOST doesn’t look up nor down, takes no time to access and evaluate anything, once he hears the government or Skerrit name in anything (that seem bad) he makes mileage with it. Boss man, M P, stop making a fool of yourself and a puppet to L L. You can fool people,like blasting, blue blue, luftus, earl, mervin, and the rest of the UWP supporters but not Laborites. So the wickedness you trying won’t work . You, M P, is VERY DANGEROUS and an ENEMY TO THE STATE.

    • Gouvelma
      August 1, 2019

      Kid On The Block, your name aptly describes you level of sensibility and the content of your comment. A great man once said, “I freed a thousand slaves and could have freed a thousand more if only the knew thay they were slaves.” He was talking of you though you were not there then. You are blinded by your loyalty to party that the truth is unreal to you. If you can point one area when Linton lied in his presentation I will pay you handsomely. I will pay you more than the minimum wage. The labor party which you give your undecided laialty has transformed Dominica in a way no other government has done. Thanks to you god, Roosevelt Skerritt, Dominica doesn’t have a middle class. There is the thilthy rich and the hungry poor like you. They seem to be doing that to education to since you do not fall in any of the education classes that presently exist. When you grow from a kid on the block to a responsible young man you will secifer between bond and free men. You are mentally…

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        August 1, 2019

        The maths of Lennox Linton are completely inaccurate. Tell him go and do his homework properly.

        • Casio
          August 2, 2019

          Lennox gave an estimate. he used the number of passports reported for the first 5 months of the fiscal year as reported in the national gazette. (Document which publishes FACTS approved by the government). HE applied the lowest possible cost of a passport which is US,$50,000. (the highest is as much as US$200,000) to the number of reported passports sold. The figure was twice as much as what the DLP government reported that was collected by the state. He went on further to project figures of passports sold based on what was reported in the first 5 months reported. Every business person makes projections. Even the government in their budgets. anyway based on that he estimated that at least 1billion has been recieved. He then said never mind the projected figures, the ACTUAL FIGURES ARE WRONG and the money reported to have been collected is wrong, and simple math shows about 200 million is missing. .where is it?

        • viewsexpressed
          August 2, 2019

          “Kids”, have no business in big people`s business. So you sit on the Block passing time. Go get a book, read. You`ve been on this Block for too damn long, praising failed Skerrit.
          Kid on Block, please don`t attempt to get into matters of discuss as far as Hon. Linton is concerned. You stick to your fake incompetent failed Skerrit who has and continues to destroy our nature Isle. Dominica is in a state of poverty, are you aware of this? Or are you just blind follower defending that corrupt Skerrit of his deception and failures and people like you and others see Hon Linton as this flea in Skerrit hair. Dominica is in a state of poverty, your Skerrit is rich and nice and we still have people suffering in the country where I work. It is sad to see hungry mothers trying to feed their children because Skerrit sells our passports and we no longer sell bananas and other crops that he, your failed Skerrit killed. These farmers have nothing but beg Skerrit. Skerrit failed us. He must Go.

        • Ibo france
          August 2, 2019

          This is what the country needs, visionary leadership. It’s all about using our natural resources and generating employment and income for local people. Linton is not about money hoarding for self but empowering the least among us, in fact, everybody. We need a government which works for everybody unlike the incumbent one that works for a few elites.. Linton for Prime Minister.

    • ????????????????????????
      August 1, 2019

      KID ON THE BLOCK thumbing you up because on my computer someone has blocked or prevented me from doing it in the usual way. Yes KID all these people do is accuse with no facts. They cannot fool people like us. We think for ourselves. Use our eyes; evaluate for ourselves. Those people must stop leading by rumours, hate & all the negatives. Person must learn to think, see for themselves. The facts are there for all to see. Those persons actually want to put words in your mouth. They want everyone to agree with their negativity. They will confront you to make you feel guilty of your own thoughts. God does not force anyone. Remember we all have a free will & we have to choose. I cannot understand that special cadres of persons who love to hate. How does MP LL knows that passport money is missing? Does he work to receive the funds? I cannot & will never understand the accusations he makes. Is he the Accounting Officer? Stop this strategy Partner. PM love people genuinely

      • Ibo france
        August 2, 2019

        “How does MP LL know that passport money is missing? Does he work to receive the funds?” This is the problem with DLP diehards. They unwittingly subject themselves to ridicule. The PM disclosed the number of passports that was sold during a specific period. We all know that each passport is sold at a set price. By multiplying the two you get a fairly accurate figure. Easy! Ms. Questionable, I hope you not one who suffers from verbal diarrhoea and mental constipation.

    • viewsexpressed
      August 2, 2019

      The true picture of a failed PM Skerrit. You see, Mr. Dominican have to be very careful of him, that failed, incompetent Skerrit. This guy, Skerrit is dangerous, wicked, mischievous and malicious. Listened to Mr. in Parliament yesterday and it is unbelievable. There was nothing of substance coming from this guy other than a bunch of LIES and ACCUSATIONS. This lies and devious behaviour has been going on now for over 19 corrupted years from Skerrit and his failed corrupt Labour Government. There is alot of money out there, re passports sales and other matters, that we need to know and have it accounted for. Skerrit and his incompetent Labour Government are a failure and childish in their behaviour.

  22. August 1, 2019

    I think you would be better off taking your last dive in the Boiling lake up Laudaut. We need a PM who is near the looks and appearances and intelligence like Maurice Bishop.

    • Anansi
      August 1, 2019

      ds…I could think of several abbreviations to fit you

    • cav
      August 1, 2019

      I think you should keep drinking the red Kool-Aid :

    • Who have looks?
      August 1, 2019

      We already know Lennox is more intelligent. You want looks? Skerrit looks have disappeared, it gone the same place the billion dollars gone. Both of them. Gone. More Skerrit lie is more his hairline πŸƒ away from his face. Now he give up, he shave all.

    • viewsexpressed
      August 2, 2019

      DS, I think that yo have been looking at your ugly, illiterate self at the mirror for too log. For today, you are the same, will be the same and you will ony change when you go read alot on matters of state and listen carefully to all of Parliament that you are elevated with good sense by listening fully to the debate from both sides. So no go exposing your Assests on pubic media, forum. You have just belittled yourself to the worse and please try to elevate yourself to the standard that warrants you. Stay away, run way from failed Skerrit and his corrupted Labour Government.
      Hope this is helpful.
      We welcome Hon. Lennox Linto and his highly professional UWP Team. Domininca is crying for change, we do need change in Domininca. After 19 yrs Skerrit has failed and has crippled our nature Isle Domininca. Skerrit and Clowns must Go. It is a must.

  23. Jack Sparrow
    August 1, 2019

    Every time I think of the Three Lakes Project I getting goose bumps.
    I find Lennox is so visionary he is way advanced above his peers. Can you imagine the number of locals and visitors who have never seen the boiling lake in their lives and who would love to see it before they die. I hiked to the boiling late 4 times in my life, the last time I almost die. I know I am too old and unfit to hike back there, so I will be one of the first to take the tour.
    I can see Dominica’s Tourism taking off under UWP.
    Please Mr. PM put your pink shoe and ring the bell. It’s time for fresh new ideas.

    • August 2, 2019

      What is the three lakes project? How is it going to be finance? Has Athie given his blessings to this project? Has Lennox given up on his nursing home project. If the UWP wins the election, why should tourist visit, when the leader believes that Dominica is the worst place on Earth.

  24. jamie
    August 1, 2019

    This is what is called long term planning,and our visitors will enjoy,we offer nothing now for our visitors to enjoy,Bring the tram back,Skerrit i read nothing close to this in your budget,we need attractions for our visitors.Roseau Enhancement project was promised over 5 years ago yet nothing is happening,shame on you Skerrit,Every year you walk with this same old briefcase with a bunch of copied lies.Dominicans make a change.give another party a chance 20 years is pure dictatorship.

    • August 1, 2019

      What do you walk with? Nothing but hate – listening attentively to a troublemaker, expelled maker, drop out maker, exiled maker.

      • Joseph John
        August 1, 2019

        You forgot Heads of Government Meeting gate crasher and imposter.

        • Joseph John
          August 2, 2019

          I do not know if its true, but word on the street is that Linton and Baptiste are computer illiterate and can hardly use a cell phone.
          can someone throw some lights on this matter.

    • ????????????????????
      August 1, 2019

      jamie why? Why? Why/ those ugly comments. 20 years is not pure dictatorship because in a dictatorship no one votes. jamie the Roseau Enhancement Project as we speak works are ongoing. I take it to mean that you are in the US. You have not visited Dominica since you went up and all you are doing is repeating what you hear. Did u read the full budget? Yes of course Mr Linton has given a suggestion which is brilliant on paper. What is the big question??? How are you going to get the money or finance the “three lakes Project”? jamie with a small j, read again the budget & see the monies to be generated by the various Income generators and see the expenditure side. Money is not shaken from a tree like I always tell people for I have trees at the back of my house shedding lots of leaves. jamie I am sure you want a big house or vehicle? but here if you have no income (not working) who will give u a loan, how can u spend? This is budgeting- Income in – Spend bal dificit…

    • ????????????????????
      August 1, 2019

      jamie I continue. do you know that u need to budget at your home too. Can you spend what u do not have. A brilliant idea is not all. How do you fund pay to get this done. To get this done, monies have to raised by taxes, grants (gifts) or loans. When you have a brilliant idea, you have to show how it is going to be financed. jamie come visit . Stop the hate. Did you see the destruction? Maybe photos but let me tell you, you must read more. And come visit to see for yourself. You need a lil holiday. We have done so much since Hurricane Maria struck. But to God give all the Glory, great things he have done. We also thank him for the PM. Those who trusted him and helped. Persons do not pour into anyone. You have to be proven and trustworthy. Well stop listen to the negative and come get to know the PM for yourself. It is so hurtful to read all those “untruth” comments. Yes we Care, Homes for elderly and those who lost , Many more. Come down see for u.

      • Ibo france
        August 2, 2019

        You of questionable character always give full support for the PM’s lies, mischief and wanton corruption but quick to question brilliant and feasible ideas when they originate from the opposition. Anyone who can lend support to the hemorrhaging of their country by this kakistocracy (government by the worst people) cannot be a honest person. Too much persecution, victimization, discrimination, political hyper-partisanship, ubiquitous corruption is taking place in Dominica and too many people, organizations and institutions remain ear-shatteringly silent. Puerto Ricans have shown the world the blueprint to oust bad and corrupt people from office without one drop of blood.

    • Joseph John
      August 1, 2019

      Yes , good idea to destroy the environment like the disasters of the fires of California. Great idea. Wow.

    • viewsexpressed
      August 2, 2019

      “shame on you Skerrit,Every year you walk with this same old briefcase with a bunch of copied lies.Dominicans make a change.give another party a chance 20 years is pure dictatorship.” Jamie , this is Skerrit for you.

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