Linton chastises government ministers for alleged sexual abuse

A section of the crowd at the UWP youth rally on Sunday
A section of the crowd at the UWP youth rally on Sunday

Political leader of the United Workers Party (UWP), Lennox Linton, has admonished members of the Roosevelt Skerrit led administration who he claims, are extorting sexual favors from women who come to them for assistance.

Speaking at the UWP “Youth In IT Too” rally at St Joseph on Sunday, Linton referred to the ministers who allegedly engage in such activities as rape and noted that there is no honor in a government who harbors them.

“There can be no honor in a government that harbors rapist ministers and upholds extortion of sexual services from young people seeking the facilitation of ministers to get personal development assistance from the public purse.”

The UWP leader has recently come under intense criticism from the Dominica Labour Party for his comments on this issue. DLP operatives claim that in his remarks, Linton is accusing young Dominican women  of “prostituting themselves” when they seek assistance from government ministers.

But according to Linton, the stories are countless and he referred to a young woman who reported that a minister of government “forced himself” on her when she went to him seeking assistance.

“There is a report, in the police station filed on the 19th June, 2013 by a young lady who was seeking assistance from a minister of government who asked her to come to his home and who at his home at 12:15 on that day, tried to force himself on her and these hypocrites in the government who condone that, they have their big people all around the country telling lies about Lennox Linton doh like women,” he told the St. Joseph gathering.

Linton added that he loves the women of Dominica and is disgusted when Ministers of Government “prostitute our young women for public assistance from the purse.”

He emphasized that he will stand for the women of Dominica and promised to ensure that such indignities never happen in the governance affairs of Dominica.

“When we cover up this disgraceful ministerial conduct where will we find the moral authority to ensure protection of our young people in particular from sexual abuse? Is it any wonder that we have gone nowhere very fast in resolving this national crisis, notwithstanding non-stop lip service from all quarters.”

Meanwhile, Linton said that the UWP will “rise” to ensure that the young people in Dominica are employed, independent and able to build sound foundations.

According to him, with a UWP government, young people aged 16 will be able to own a family vehicle license.

“We rise to enable our young people to have a family vehicle license from the age of 16 so that they will be empowered to have greater and more active participation in the nurturing, responsibilities of  family.”

He reminded supporters of the UWP’s promise to create 5000 new jobs in the first 3 years and said they will educate the citizens to become successful academics, professionals, tradesmen and women capable of competing and winning in the varied fields of global enterprise for self and for country.

“We rise to secure proper and affordable health care for all, we rise to ensure that our young people can earn and spend their own money we rise to ensure that they can easily afford to own their own homes, we rise to ensure that they’re building lives on the foundation of self respect, self esteem, trustworthiness and good citizenship.”

Linton also promised modern sporting and recreational facilities all around the country which would enable children and athletes to “benefit meaningfully from serious involvement in their choice of sporting disciplines.”

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  1. May 28, 2014

    i do understand labour all u say thing about monell and her goat meat now we answer back u sending letter for us :-x stupes labour

  2. Grandbarian Born
    May 28, 2014

    Is only one set can talk and disrespect people… Wen LABOUR do they right but once UWP talk they in the wrong…. Hmmmmmm… Wen Regie O disrespected women by saying give her COW MEAT and she will do anything, no one saw any wrong in that…. But Mr. Lennox canna say the TRUTH…
    DLP is really a one man policy

  3. Marie
    May 27, 2014

    First of all if the young lady went for help ,why was she at the ministers home and not in his office.? Isn’t it at offices business takes place.

  4. Informant
    May 27, 2014

    For those you running all you mouths I hope all you will help him pay the money, Checko thought he was untouchable and judgement was in favour of ambassador A although his real name wasn’t called. remember the mamo and eddison law suit of bugging? All the ranting and raving here on dno wont help linton if the courts find him to be guilty………

  5. that
    May 27, 2014

    I am not condoning what was said but it takes two to tangle.Who of those with no sins cast the first stone, many times we a accusin others whereas we are full of skeletons hidden in our closets. Our tongue is a weapon sometimes we condemn others and we end up destroying ourselves.

  6. that
    May 27, 2014

    I am not condoning what was said but it takes two to tangle.Who of those with no sins cast the first stone, many times we a accusin others whereas we are full of skeletons hidden in our closets. Our tongue is a weapon sometimes we condemn otheres and we end up destroying ourselves.

  7. Francisco Telemaque
    May 27, 2014

    “Mr Linton you have two lawyers on your team why are they not advising you properly or you think your can only call a person a rapist when they are convicted of rape an allegation of rape is not a conviction of rape”(The Poppet Legal Advisor).

    You wish to play some dirty politics even though you seems ignorant! If that’s the case I would like to remind you and specifically the ministers of the Labor Party Government, of a company which once operated in Dominica under the fictitious name as “The Shine Company.”

    May I ask you pseudo lawyer; where is the Shine Company today? If you will allow me I well tell you they fled Dominica, and are now operation on two other Caribbean islands, doing more business than they did in Dominica; hence, they have grown larger than when they were in Dominica. Now do you or any of the labor party ministers, want to know under what circumstances they left Dominica? To answer that I could advised that you ask Julius Timothy who was in the center of all the false allegations levied against one of the owners of the Shine Company.

    Just incase the government and Timothy, and many of their supports has forgotten: The Labor Party, all of those who are in government right now created an sex scandal which never existed; it never happened, nevertheless, the members of the Labor Party accused the owner, a woman who weighed less than a hundred and ten pounds of having sexual intercourse with every minister of the UWP Government, except Edison James, and they the members of the Labor Party, had a humiliating reason for him not participating sex escapade.

    And what was the reason for this lie, and scandal? They the Labor Party claimed that the woman had sex with them all, Timothy included; and as her reward, of having given so much sex, she was allowed to remove her imported commodities (goods) from the government custom without paying the tariffs due.

    In the final analysis it was found out the lady paid her duties and taxes, however, the money was stolen by relatives of some of the same serving ministers this very day, whom were never prosecuted by the police. As I said Timothy was the main target of the false slanderous campaign, as a result he lost his seat, finally was appointed as minister of medicine (health) in the Labor Party Government.

    The moral here is a false scandal was created, the name of government ministers in the UWP government was named, not one of them was sued, nevertheless, there are those who are talking about sue; this a double standards; knowing that what Lennox has drawn to the attention of the nation is happening everyday in the country. Now be reminded, Francisco knows what I am saying, and I do it without fear, and could careless about those who does not like my views.

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • hmmm
      May 28, 2014

      @FDT since you’re talking double standards wasn’t the UWP the first to run with Ministers who has dual citizenship?? few years later they take the DLP to court for allegations of the SAME???

      • Francisco Telemaque
        May 28, 2014

        Let me say this; I am not here arguing about whom has dual citizenship, and who have not! You are mixing apples, oranges, and mangos together. They are all considered fruits; however, they are certainly of a different species.

        What we have here is something that involves the sexual abuse of poor and helpless women in our country, who are violated by these politicians simply because the women reached out to them for help. That is wrong; that is disgraceful, and its a crime; it is a felony by any stretch of your imagination!

        That is the concern at the moment. As for people with dual citizenship serving in our government, I am in favor of that; since most of our more capable citizens reside out of Dominica, maybe if given the opportunity they could do a much better job than the waste of time people we elect to serve in our government. I would also like those who are not born Dominicans given the opportunity to serve in government also.

        And by that I mean the Chines, who even if their citizenship is bought!

        They may have a different mentality to that of the Dominica born, and might just have a different vision which they could put into action and get Dominica moving forward. Do not confuse a predatory behavior, of the politicians at home with someone who has dual citizenship serving in government. And if you are referring to Ron Green, and Edison James who claimed he had knowledge of Green’s dual citizenship I do not see anything wrong with that.

        What I found rediculous, was when Ron complained about Skerrit’s and Petter dual citizenship, when he knows he was in violation of the law also. How can one cry foul when they are also involved in the stench?

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  8. For real
    May 27, 2014

    You mean if God forbid Workers were to win elections, I would have to refer to these people as Honourable, after all the damage done to Dominica? Jamais coco……

  9. Obama
    May 27, 2014

    Linton speaking better than skerrit, tony & simeon combined :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  10. May 27, 2014

    If these alligations are true it is a sad sad sad day for Dominica.This is abuse of power and taking advantage of the under priviledge .Politicians should not have to be told to respect women,that should be automatic .

  11. peace
    May 27, 2014

    sin is sin don’t matter how you call it , sin is sin.

  12. Moral decay
    May 27, 2014

    Linton must also caution Dominican young women about presenting themselves properly. Lots of them go to business and government offices ‘to speak’ to the boss but the dressing makes you wonder. It is also a shame that many have put a very low price on their heads, like a $5 top up for example? An equally great out cry is their willingness to sell their bodies for weave, a car (if lucky) and heels from married, single or divorced men.

    • Anonymous
      May 27, 2014

      Hmmm so true…the question is why did the young woman not find it strange that the Minister asking her to come to his home…that in itself should have raised a red flag…so ridiculous!!

  13. st joe
    May 27, 2014

    DNO linton did lont say sexual abuse, but raping. just think you should know so stop covering what he said

    • fabric
      May 27, 2014

      @ st joe: Thanks for establishing that BIG difference between the two. I didn’t know that raping was NOT sexual abuse. Get some sense and write again

      • Sweet
        May 28, 2014

        Rape and Sexual Abuse are not the same thing my dear. Rape is a violent form of sexual abuse, but not all sexual abuse is rape. If someone is raped, then describing it as sexual abuse sort of softens the impression.

  14. interesting
    May 27, 2014

    These Government minister or ministers who are”RAPISTS” need to be brought to court one way or the other.
    Silence on Government’s part after an accusation of this magnitude might be seen as admission of guilt.
    No further action on behalf of the “RAPE victims” by UWP would imply that this is gutter politics on their part.

    So Dominicans need to see, hear the evidence.

    This has the potential to elevate Lennox Linton to PM or end his forray into the political arena.

  15. Da
    May 27, 2014

    More women should be coming out to condem these abusive acts by the the men responsible.

  16. FuturePolitician
    May 27, 2014

    To the Dominicans pretending that this is the first time they have heard about this behaviour from Ministers of the Dominica Labor Party, please stop being hypocrites! For too long these allegations have been circulating and nothing has been done to protect the young women of Dominica! #ProtectOurGirls

  17. blue rose
    May 27, 2014

    U guys so stupid smh..and lennox is telling the damn truth…I for a fact went to a minister for help and he try to touch me and have sex with me right in his office….its time to speak out, and am thankful for lennox for being brave enough to do so…..thanks much…

    • Bad DA
      May 27, 2014

      smh, now my dear, so the minister tried to touch you? hmmm, am not saying its not true because I know men I have been subjected to these situations many times (not by ministers) so as a young person who cares about the well being of others and your fellow sisters why didn’t you report this incident to prevent it from happen to someone else? instead your using it as a political thing. I really don’t understand people!

      • tina
        May 27, 2014

        Did you report it?

      • Bad DA
        May 28, 2014

        a you asking if she reported it or if I reported it? if you a asking me, then the answer to this is not to the police but to there supervisors I did, and I ask there supervisors to just give them a warning and do not make a big deal out of it because sometimes you have to be the bigger person, it is usually to point out peoples mistake and allow them to learn from it instead of bringing them down. I am not asking you to do the same that just how I handle thing 3 chances once a mistake twice a habit the 3rd time you pay.

    • silence
      May 27, 2014

      why you did not report it to the police?why you had to wait so long to talk?plz don’t disgrace yourself like did not like what happen you should have reported it to the police as sexual harassment.get help confuse woman don’t let people speak for you.

  18. blue
    May 27, 2014

    i think you digging a whole for us they uwpites

  19. blue
    May 27, 2014

    i am disapointted as a supportter…. everyone needs a lil assistance.. but linton they dont prostitute there self…wrong statement

    • Get this !
      May 28, 2014

      u nah blue. ah lie u ah lie.

  20. never
    May 27, 2014

    oh my god linton needs jesus… linton you dont have a wife or daughters a mother sisters aunts … oh lord help him

    • love
      May 27, 2014

      Hello! It’s politics, he is not the only want that needs Jesus Skerrit does too! I hope when the PM makes his outlandish statement you will say he needs Jesus too! oh please!!!!!

  21. Anonymous
    May 27, 2014

    please we have to remember that we have our mother, sister, wife, and daughter before we just say what our mouth want to say please. if this things is happening we have to take a stand, as fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters and condemn who ever is doing it. being Red,Blue,Green, or Yellow. because god is watching us .

  22. Views Expressed
    May 27, 2014

    Fast and Furious, please slow down and get the bigger picture, and see the morale of the story and it seems that you have not been following issues of abuse on our children.
    Lennox`s pronouncement is correct and worth repeating. Those government ministers and those in high places and within the labour party know what is going on.
    Ask Speaker Alex Boyd-Knight, she knows what is prostitution, and how it is defined. We listened to it at UWI from the documentary “Voices of Abused Children”….where were you then? Where is the Speaker NOW to voice her concern and deal with it?
    High Office makes you forget you values and mingle with corrupt men in high office.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 27, 2014

      She is Speaker of the House. Do you not know about her job description and what it entails? Linton’s accusation according to his talk in St. Joseph has not yet been brought into Parliament and is not being debated in the House. Until then, it is not her affair and has nothing to do with her. Therefore, expect her to remain silent on this issue and rightfully so.

  23. Anonymous
    May 27, 2014

    The comments here reflect the type of person you are. Some of you guys are making me feel shameful by your statements. You guys have no integrity in you.

  24. interesting
    May 27, 2014

    Where is the report in which Linton is “chastised” for calling our Dominican women “P-R-O-S-T-I-T-U-T-E-S ?
    This is not an “allegation” because I heard the speech in full context.
    Abusing women (or men) sexually or otherwise because you are in a position of Power is wrong and condemnation should be only the the first stage of more serious punishment.
    But moving the focus from the perpetrator(s) to the possible victims is not only unacceptable, but an unwise political move.
    The attempt by Mr Linton at the St Joseph rally to rephrase his overseas statement without first acknowledging and apologizing for it, is unwelcome.

    • sT.jOE PASSIE
      May 27, 2014

      @ INTERESTING: How interesting it is when Linton mentioned about the Villas, The Bin and fertilizer scandal, the fake bank Ambrose went to look for and not to mention the many allegations of young girls falling prey. Why are pretending to be naïve ? Not long ago a minister asked a lady to visit him and he the minister was asking for ” Just a kiss.” Why are you guys acting like it is not true. We also hear of stories of young women being deprived of job opportunities. We heared the young lady on the st.joe rally.
      Stop playing politics ! God is in control and one day we must pay for our crimes.

  25. listener
    May 27, 2014

    There are male members of the uwp that make moves on young men in Dominica I wonder if Lenox doesn’t know or just pretending, Labour ka twavai we voting Labour.

  26. May 27, 2014

    If these allegations are true it is a sad day for Dominica,abuse of power and taking advantage of the under privileged =jail sentence.Justice is what is needed here respect women,respect Dominican women.

  27. Get this !
    May 27, 2014

    The girls won’t say a word. It is shameful and I don’t expect any to go public. And i don’t blame them. Many came from poor families. and they will tell you they did what they had to do….

    But I know them die hard labourites will say is lie.

    Everything they will say is LIE.

    Hon R Skerrit, Investigate those guys.. Many of them you wanted to get off your party ticket anyway. So here is your chance to get them out the labour ticket on moral grounds.

    Trust me, that will boost the the people’s confidence in you My PM.. Don’t; defend them nasty men. Fire them..

  28. Rule
    May 27, 2014

    What an act of desecration against one’s moral principle. This is the type psychological domination these guys empower themselves with against our vulnerable women. The RED CLINIC is just another example of these dependency that this Government has created upon our people, and as a result causes them to keep coming back for more. Shame on you labor poverty!!

  29. lol lol
    May 27, 2014

    I live in Stockfarm and a Minister wanted to take me for a ride for him to help me

  30. builder
    May 26, 2014

    i loved dat youth rally…learned a lot,pure positive and serious

  31. Penguine Himself
    May 26, 2014

    If my wife was horning me and have one of those horning man driving my Range Rover while I out there lying and spinning I am not sure whether I would give a rat’s behind about ministers abusing women. In fact why should I care or bite the hand that put money into my millionaire bank account.

    Calling Calling

  32. Mamizoo
    May 26, 2014

    Will somebody, priest, Bishop , Pastor tell Tony and his lap dogs to stop this nonsense. Now if these people of stature don’t call for a demarcation line on this issue then it is ripe to say that we are a lost people. On an issue so important to our society – the importance of civility and the respect for women as essential to any peaceful and thriving society . At a time when over 200 young girls had been captured for slavery and even our government came out and condemn the despicable act out of Nigeria here it is that operatives of the same Labor Party government, Tony and ilk is twisting Linton’s statement to say that he called Dominican women prostitutes when there are countless stories of young women being abused by ministers and operatives of the labor Party government. I know of a young woman who was repeatedly abused by a minister just for a job. I know so because she confided in me.
    How can reasonable people or reasonable Laborites sit by and go with Tony’s flow only to say this is politics. Are you kidding me. I do hope that when the problem that Tony Astaphan is nurturing gets on your door steps some of you supporters wont ask ” why my daughter , niece, or sister”
    I sincerely hope that someone with a conscience within the Labor Party base stop Tony , Lennox Lawrence etc. I don’t expect a mea culpa from a man who is exhibiting melancholic type symptoms. I expect that an influential supporter of the Labor Party will step forward and say no to this erratic behavior of Tony Astaphan.
    As it is we don’t expect the police officers to speak out cause the police themselves are forced to look the other way even when official reports have been made against government ministers. I also don’t expect to hear from Alix Boyde Knight who claim to be a champion for women’s the proper and equal treatment of women but I expect to hear condemnation from father Thomas, peter Augustine etc.
    When Tony and others twisted the Needy and Greedy statement many laborites on DNO were happy to take this Tony crap and run with it. Now the Laborites believe that some points may have been attained but this time be sure that this straw will break the Labor Party back and Tony astaphan will sit and kickback in his gated community home in Florida.

  33. cheakthem
    May 26, 2014

    Mr. Linton the only and most important thing you didn’t mention is how you are going to do those things that you said. remember sir, talk is cheap.

  34. Simply the Truth
    May 26, 2014

    If such is the case about the ministers, the women should report it and not be enticed to go to any of their homes. If the women agree, then they should know what this would entail. They are encouraging. If they got an invitation to go to the home they should not do so. Follow your morals of dignity if you have any.
    If this type of behavior has come to the attention of the PM, he should call a meeting and address the issue. He should chastise the perpetrators and even fire the culprits, informing them that he hopes this type of immoral behavior will never recur. They are tarnishing the reputation of their government. It has absolutely nothing personal to do with the PM.
    Linton must provide the names of all concerned. He should not merely throw words at his gathering which will cause them to believe all what he stated is gospel truth.
    There is a diplomatic manner of handling this situation and it is to communicate with the PM in writing, informing hm of what he has heard and present proof that such indeed took place.
    Pertaining to the youths, the 16 year-olds, promising them vehicles, well, they would love that. Which 16 year-would not? Encourage them to stay in school, study diligently and to be obedient to their parents, teachers and the Law. This is better than promising them vehicles at that age.
    Yes! They do need to be attentive to their studies, to graduate and then seek employment for a well-paying and stable job. If they are gainfully employed, they will be the beneficiaries and their tax dollars will help to boost the economy.

  35. Simply the Truth
    May 26, 2014

    On the topic of crimes, Linton has not brought up this issue. His supporters unfairly blame the PM for these rash of crimes/ murders when he is not responsible for them.
    Linton, in view of safety in D/ca, what are your plans to at least try to eradicate crimes in D/ca? If there are few crimes and atrocious ones, if none at all, more visitors as also tourists will visit Dominica.
    As it stands, even some D/cans fear visiting their own country. This does not mean where they reside are free of crimes but D/ca being a small country, they do feel that everyone should have love and respect for one another as it were in those days.
    Some of those criminals are bold and brazen and have no regard for the Law and law enforcers. Therefore, crimes should be addressed and not lay that burden on the PM.
    Everyone is responsible and accountable for their country, their environment and to help to eradicate crimes in the country. It should not fall (solely) on the back of the PM. He has the Law Enforcement Department to handle those situations. Co-operation is necessary from one and all.
    An election is near and all Parties are aiming for as many votes as they possibly could. Address issues which affect D/ca, what is lacking in Dominica and will enhance D/ca. Less criticisms and lambasting. Be equitable and broadminded about them.
    As a saint said among other godly sayings of saints (Yes! A saint who loved and served God to the fullest), “You cannot heal yourself by harming others.” Keep this godly virtue in mind that you might be successful in your endeavors.
    God bless Dominica! God bless the unenlightened with enlightenment to speak the truth and stand up for the truth in harmony and peace. Blessings for those who act accordingly.

  36. $51K tax error
    May 26, 2014

    Wow! Can someone please tell me what went wrong with DNO? For some unknown reason they went into comma immediately after the UWP Youth Rally. They not posting any ones comments; I wonder why? Here are my speculations: 1. Could it be that they do not want to give UWP any opportunity to make mileage? 2. Could it be that they got threatened by the DLP so they had to stop it? 3.Looking at their news items today both about the chastisement Lennox gave and the arson case in marigot, you know DLP was going to get blows today. So could it be damage control? 4. Is it that DNO is understaff and had no time today? If that’s the case then maybe they need to check Skerro for the NEP program. 5. Could it be that DNO no longer wants us to waste time to post comments? Mie Daba woy Mei daba.

  37. Efficatious
    May 26, 2014

    No one has launch a complaint to the boss so he does not know this is taking place and also he is too busy to waste time on this childish things,it is a matter for parent and guardian to tell Mrs weeks to take the matter forward.this is not a joke the parents must take the first step

  38. Shameless
    May 26, 2014

    But, but, but where is the Police Commissioner in all that mess. How can a woman make such a damning report against a minister and he was not even brought in for questioning? Wake up people, the Commissioner Of Police owes us an explanation as the head of law enforcement. Bring him before the public court for questioning. That is why I say once again we need a FULL Commission Of Enquiry into the CDPF. But change Must Come…

    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  39. mango
    May 26, 2014

    Stop making Astaphan full all u. I wil stop support the labor part because Astaphan lies.tony u can’t full no more you doing more ham to the labor party than good.

  40. BEB
    May 26, 2014

    Lennox Linton is promising 5000 jobs during the 3rd. year in office as Prime Minister and a list of other items. He is not mentioning where the monies will be coming from. I guess he is going to unearth the money tree he has been nurturing in the heigths of Cpt. Bruce {Marigot} for the past 14 yrs. as soon he becomes Prime Minister. Lennox, u are a dreamer, continue dreaming ur dreams

  41. eyeballs
    May 26, 2014

    Hmmmm……It was priest and now it’s government minister(s)? Did one minister of government make sexual advances toward a young woman or all the ministers make sexual advances? Don’t let one bad apple spoil the entire bunch. If one person committed the crime please refer to that one person and not put everyone else in it Mr.Linton.

  42. VI
    May 26, 2014

    dirty politics and power hungry.if it is true why only now

  43. Real Dominican
    May 26, 2014

    Lord, please bring a sense of morality in this government. I think Linton is a better leader than Skerrit.

  44. Anonymous
    May 26, 2014

    Way papa! we reach a new low! dominica fini

  45. browmskinsugar
    May 26, 2014

    All u know who are those men . gud Linton did not call no no so he cannot be sued. but these are true story. I had a simple matter with a mister but is a drive and hug he wanted

  46. A Doubting Thomas
    May 26, 2014

    They say the first defence is an offence. Let us hope none of the UWP candidates has none of the same skeleton in his or her own closet.

    May 26, 2014

    DOMINICANS LET us dump this wicked, evil Labour Party out of our sight. SHAME ON THESE MINISTERS. Does this Labour Party have a leader?

  48. May 26, 2014

    So sad.God is looking they will be brought to justice one day.This been going on for to long.

  49. New jersey
    May 26, 2014

    What. Mr linton is saying is true my friend went to a certain minister right in his office he began to fondle her BREAST she was vex and just walked out of his office we need men and women of integrity to rule our country too many VAMPIRES in de cabinet

  50. Observer
    May 26, 2014

    I know Linton will not say things that he cannot prove. This is not a new problem in Dominica. Dominica is full of pedofiles and if many men are honest, they know that it is the truth. These men are very adulterous, those who are not married are fornicators. Since it is such a small community we remain hush, hush. Poor people feel helpless and lower their morals to those who have the power. Dominica may say that it is a Christian country but it is not without sin. If you are weak, you are a “gonna”. You have to fight and speak up for what is right.

  51. Cops @Robbers
    May 26, 2014

    Linton you burst them big time. You have those Laborites trembling.

  52. May 26, 2014

    THE LONGEST ROAD HAS ITS BEND AND THE LONGEST ROPE ITS EN….ALL WAIT for skerrit to launch investigations…is he not as guilt?….he cannot disciple NONE OT THOSE MINISTERS….they will sell him out..ask reggie

  53. truth
    May 26, 2014

    I know two young Wemen who have suffered this also
    What a shame, Is so we come nor?
    ALAS dominica.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 27, 2014

      It takes two to consent. One is not to be excused. Women should not place themselves in such situations and then they shout sexual abuse and rape. They should not sell their bodies for a few dollars. If this occurred to them, they should report it so that it does not happen to others.

  54. Pondera
    May 26, 2014

    This is not hear say story. These abuses are really happening. I know of two cases where young women who in attempting to get help from the government,………. For God sake this must stop. These preachers who defend the government, I beg you to ask that this stop in this country. God will hold you preachers equally responsible.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 28, 2014

      If the women are adults they should know better not to satisfy those men’s sexual desires and egos and go out with them or to their homes.
      If per chance this ends up in Court, they will be quizzed about it and have to give evidence how this all started, were they invited and their reaction to the invitation.
      This is the reason why some prefer to keep quiet about it. It will be a shame for them to divulge it for they were a party to the act. The best thing they should do is not to accept such an invitation.

  55. dafriend
    May 26, 2014

    This government is a disgrace to this beautiful country of ours. We have to get them out of office.

  56. pedro
    May 26, 2014

    The ability to honestly earn a livelihood has been taken away for most Dominican. The Government officials use their political power to exploit our women and children. God save us.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 28, 2014

      Pedro, you too must be careful what you state. Address the issue of this article. The saying, “Be sure brain is engaged before putting mouth in gear.” Linton should take this advice. Too late for his outspoken accusations which could land him in hot water.
      Prior to making such a statement you must think. Every country has unemployment, based on the population and will always have unemployed people and the poor. The situation is not getting better.
      Our Lord Jesus Christ acknowledged that when He said, “You will always have the poor . . .” and He has taught us to help the poor.
      Be careful of the stones that you throw verbally. God will judge us for our words if we make statements that are contrary to what He taught us and which are irrelevant to this article. There is a lot of this in the comments of many on this Website. Comment on what you know is correct.
      You cannot blame the government for everything. Some of those people may never have completed high school or elementary school for that matter. Some may never have made the effort to seek employment and there are more reasons.
      Therefore, Pedro, you should conduct a research to find out why those people are unemployed in the first place. You will be amazed of your findings and will never blame the government for their unemployed status and reason for being given financial assistance. They have to eat as others. They cannot be left to starve. Need I state more?

  57. Lougaoo Mem
    May 26, 2014

    For crying out loud, how on earth the Labourites of our society, community and country as a whole, support known ministers who are sexual assault offenders, rapists, money launderers and all sorts of corruption practices, to continue to serve in public office with impunity?

    Every good citizen knows that there’s something fundamentally wrong about our people not standing for what is right. Only in Dominica this madness is allowed and life goes on. For this “Lougaoo Mem” shall not sit idle by while truth to power is extinguished by the forces of evil lead by a bunch of corrupted politicians.

    Dominicans, if you do not stand for what is right, especially when it is against your own pride, morale values, interests and the dignity of our daughters and women, then, the whole world has every reason to think of us as a lawless nation that lost its moral principles.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 28, 2014

      You and other non-supporters call them corrupt. You place them all in one basket, generalizing them. Is this fair to them? This is where the majority of you all are wrong. The actions of the few, as accused must first be proven.

  58. just saying
    May 26, 2014

    as usual every time linton open his mouth is only garbage coming out off it.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 28, 2014

      :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I think he is in trouble for what he stated. He will have to prove it.

  59. Annica Alethea
    May 26, 2014

    When people come out in such numbers to support an opposition party so far ahead of general elections, this smells trouble for a government in power. Because people who support the opposition are present by their own free will, they are openly defying the government to let them know that enough is enough.
    On the flip side of the coin, those who follow the government in most cases do so because they want to be seen to get part of the spoils. I see many opportunists with red flags only to show off, but if Team Dominica seems to be winning these red flags will disappear.
    The writing is on the wall for Skerrit and he better absorb it quickly.
    The false promises of Laybah ka Twavay: Toh Ta.
    The people are ready for change!

    • Simply the Truth
      May 28, 2014

      They have reasons to campaign early. Each party has supporters. You must wait until next year after the election to determine who won. It is a bit early to speculate. This is what a smart person would do.

    May 26, 2014

    for too long all of Dominica has been hearing these allegations, but everyone has been afraid to bring it out.
    BOOM!!!!!! ON SUNDAY 25th May 2014, Lennox brought it out in what many has been describing as one of his greatest public speech to date.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 28, 2014

      If I were you being a non-politician, I would keep quiet. You are presumptuous. What makes you think that it will never occur if there is a new government? Time takes care of all and you will see/hear a lot happen, if you are not yet dead.
      If Lennox is sued, I hope you assist him to pay the exorbitant bill.

  61. St.Joe Passie
    May 26, 2014

    I am waiting to hear from the spin doctors.
    I am waiting to hear from the priest- Is Father Thomas in the house?
    I am waiting to hear from the welfare division.
    I am waiting to hear from the christian laborites which I do not think they have many who are christians.
    I am waiting to hear for the women’s group- are you all in the house?
    I am waiting to hear from the ministers- our corrupt bunch.
    Shame on those guys!!! change must come!

    • Simply the Truth
      May 28, 2014

      I suggest that you leave the Priests out of this melee. They will not comment on hearsay which may not be true. Even though it is true, you know people are innocent until proven guilty.
      If there is one place this should be debated is in the Court House. It may very well come to that.

  62. Francisco Telemaque
    May 26, 2014

    There has always been sexual predators in high place in Dominica for quite sometime. Government ministers, as well as Principals of school; the ones we call head teachers. I was informed by someone who was a teacher in Dominica, who some old Education Officer; now deceased forced himself on her.

    The sucker was past his prime, if you know what I mean; hence, he failed to accomplish his goal, and blamed it on been tired. We know of cases in Dominica where so called medical doctors has sedate women, and while they are helplessly asleep they were raped by these animals who practice in the medical field.

    The weapon these politicians use against the young women these days is the wanting of a job, so they promise the women: I will ensure you a job for just a little bit of sex. How low can a human get using his position of power to humiliate the women they pretend they wish to help? That sort of conduct is no secret in Dominica.

    The funny thing is that the victims of such crimes remain crying inside in silent; even when they know they are violated. Some of these women are supposedly married, how can a politician put a married woman in an uncomfortable position like that, and expect her to go home and face, and live with her husband.

    A lot of these moral-less politicians should be exposed, women should realize it is the poverty in Dominica which puts them in a position to reach out for help from these vicious flesh craving animals, and when they force themselves on them while seeking help, they should run out of their office, house or in the bush, wherever they are and scream murder, in order to attract the attention of people; and go to the police.

    Make a stench of the situation; where the police must investigate, and take criminal actions against these sick sex addicted animals who calls themselves politicians!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • May 27, 2014

      ” as well as Principals of school; the ones we call head teachers. I was informed by someone who was a teacher in Dominica, who some old Education Officer; now deceased forced himself on her.”
      Hmmm… A very interesting comment. I only hope you don’t open up the pandora box.

  63. Legal Advisor
    May 26, 2014

    Mr Linton you have two lawyers on your team why are they not advising you properly or you think your can only call a person a rapist when they are convicted of rape an allegation of rape is not a conviction of you must careful of what you saying if you are taken to court which i wish they do where would u get their convictions to show the court.You have no evidence of the of the ministers had sex with minister for money how are you going the evidence to put before the court.
    On monelle she not speaking the truth her own co-workers she was warned several times for lateness she got several warning letters for that get your facts before you come to conclusions.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      May 27, 2014

      Legal advisor: You may be a bush lawyer, but you have no clue; if you had read the article carefully, you would have noticed that Lennox has not mentioned the name of any politician in all that he said. Why would someone need two lawyers to advised him on making the comments, when he has not named anyone in his allegations.

      He has not alleged, any particular politician by name is involved, though we know for a fact, such conduct has been perpetrated on young women in the country. You all can cry wolf, but hope when a flood of women comes out naming the offenders you all will not be so quick to talk about law suite, and lawyers.

      Look that is a popular thing in the Caribbean, someone in Antigua tried that with my former Antigua born wife. I can say his name. I will not do say it because this concerns Dominica and not Antigua, nevertheless, it hypocritical for anybody in Dominica to pretend that such has never happened, or it is not happening.

      We can dress up the politicians in white robes from head to feet, and put a gold crown on their heads, that will not wash away their sins of corruption, and perversion. It is happening; where it pertains to doctors raping young women, we know of one case where a young woman from Grand Bay went to visit with a doctor, who sedated her and raped her; she woke only to find this so called doctor on top of her.

      He settled out of court. Why are you people in denial; if you cannot face the truth do something about: stop it before it happen; however when someone is violated they should not keep it in secret, the criminals must be exposed. This might be one of the reasons why in Dominica the law protects rapist, and pedophiles!

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • lawyer
        May 27, 2014

        what a fool you are mustard seed brains you didn’t listen to speech rapist ministers of government u such a fool get all of the ministers convictions once again you’re just a fool

      • Simply the Truth
        May 28, 2014

        It is as simple as that. He accused the government. This is grounds for libel.
        If I accused your entire household without mentioning names, saying they reside in a certain house or that house, or they work in this employ, what would your reaction be?
        Always when it does not concern particular people, they make excuses and say, “they did not mention a name”.
        It is that same type of accusation which landed some D/cans in Court and they now have to pay an exorbitant compensation.
        Have you forgotten? If you respond, please be diplomatic and amicable as I have done.

  64. goo goo ga gaaa
    May 26, 2014

    Vote those bastards out they to wicked!!Mr Linton ten thumbs up to you for opening Dominicans eyes!!

  65. Trolol
    May 26, 2014

    But why lennox care? Is none of his DAM BUSINESS! But what really wrong with mister noor? :-|

    • Simply the Truth
      May 28, 2014

      His intention was to debase the government to make them look incompetent. It is election time isn’t it? He wants as many votes as he possibly could to be the next prime minister. He must try to convince the electors that the present government is no good that he is better than the PM and can do a better job. I foresee if this ever happened, he would not be able to contain himself. May D/cans never make that mistake.

  66. $51K tax error
    May 26, 2014

    In a normal country, the prime minister would have resigned for this disgraceful alleged acts placed on his cabinet. But in Dominica, it’s no big deal. In a normal country, the CHURCH would have preached sermons upon sermons on immorality and would call rally’s to address these sins; but in Dominica the will say Skerrit is sent by God. In a normal country if the Prime minister did not fire anyone and did not resign over these alleged transgressions the people would not even wait until election day to fire them. But in Dominica it’s all about “No law , no constitution…” and hense we are now seeing the fruits and effects of no law, no constitution is having on our society.

  67. toopatoo
    May 26, 2014

    My only concern Linton is why after having this info so long you did not bring it up sooner. You should have tried to expose this when you were full time on Q. Now we can always say is election propaganda.I DARE YOU REVEAL THE PERSON’S NAME AND LET THE WEEKES DEAL WITH THEM.

  68. Too Late
    May 26, 2014

    Papa bodieu, Lennox hit dem fellas hard boy. I wonder how the animal show gonna defend this one

    May 26, 2014

    @IFF I WUZ. But the PM is one of those involved in in this. How far will you think this investigation will go.

  70. listener
    May 26, 2014

    If I were Linton I would do the same. After calling women prostitutes, what choice has hs than to try to make amends? Good try Lennox.

    • shatta
      May 27, 2014

      labourites like yourself will always remain brain dead…alot of you need to go back to school to get a better understanding of the english language…where in lennox’s speech has he called dominican women prostitutes? this labour party is filled with people who are interlectually bankrupt of idea so they resort to twisting ppls words to feed to supporters like you who lack the ability to read, listen, and process information.

  71. $51K tax error
    May 26, 2014

    “In a normal country” the Prime Minister would have done everything within his power to independently and honestly investigate this matter, and let the results be known to the public. But it’s over one year now since this thing is in public and neither the PM nor the Commissioner are saying a thing. I wonder WHY? In a normal country the Hon. Prime Minister would have fired every Minister involved. But in Dominica it’s life as normal. I wonder why? In another country the headline of this article would not read: “Linton chastises government ministers for alleged sexual abuse” but would instead read” “The Prime Minister used his 18-3 power to fire ministers whose names were mentioned in sexual disgrace.” But in Dominica it’s Lennox.

  72. Educator
    May 26, 2014

    Mr. Linton
    Your intentions are noble, but with all due respect sir, your party was once on the other side and their track record when it came to “extorting sexual favors” from women was not very good.

    There was one particular minister who was particularly fond of the women.

    Your intentions are good, but I doubt you will be able to control that.

  73. blackheart
    May 26, 2014

    This is soo true and several young ladies supporting the labour party can attest to that

  74. Tatiana
    May 26, 2014

    Thank you Linton; well said. I believe that is why they refuse to publish these sex offenders and create a registry for them as some of these men are in high officers – ministerial positions and their good friends.

    Register them – Lennox when you come in power

  75. Country First
    May 26, 2014

    Thank you Lennox! Thank you! It was time to stop this abuse. Women lets rise and support each other. We the women with dignity will support Lennox.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 28, 2014

      This was the wrong to do it. Hope it does not land him in Court.

  76. .
    May 26, 2014

    Skerrit GU GU! GA GA !

  77. ALL FOOLS DAY jokers
    May 26, 2014

    t seems as if Dominica belongs to Lennox Linton and Lenox Linton alone. No one else seems to have balls and conscience remaining. Lenox has to be the police officer, the judge, jury, and even the court. In fact he is in a legal battle for the so called Five Star Hotel and those who are supposed to be the State attorneys and fighting in defense of the state are the ones representing the other party against the state. Have you ever seen such a mess? God bless you Lennox!

  78. %
    May 26, 2014

    I woul really like someone older than me to list some of our great political orators. I am certain that Lennox Linton would challenge the best of these orators for the number one position.
    Eustus Francis?
    Mike Douglas?
    W S Stevens?
    Elkin Henry?
    Lennox would challenge any one of them for the #1. spot?
    Thank you Lennox for having the GUMPTION to boldly talk on behalf of our abused Dominican ladies. Wear this as a feather in your cap my son.
    Scampishment and roguishness cannot exalt a nation. RIGHTEOUSNESS DOES!

  79. fil
    May 26, 2014

    I read what was said Linton thinks he is a miracle man good luck never count you chickens before they are hatched.

  80. Watcher (Editted)
    May 26, 2014

    On Wednesday night in St. Marteen, Political Leader of the UWP told a crowd of chanting supporters that “Young ladies were prostituting themselves” in Dominica for handouts from the public purse. For effect, he spelt the word “P-R-O-S-T-I-T-U-T-I-N-G”. The clear explanation or meaning is that our young girls in Dominica have resorted to prostitution from government ministers for favors coming mostly from the state treasury. Of course the rest is history. He has been under intense fire for his remarks in St. Marteen. Some even called for an apology. Not being a person of humble disposition, Mr. Linton went to St. Joe, four days later and turned his tongue to great effect. He told our ladies that he loved them – all the ladies of Dominica and that he knew of many instances, even citing a date in 2013, where ministers of government were prostituting our girls for favors. You see the twist of the tongue, the order of the words? The literal understanding of the St. Marteen Declaration is that “young girls were prostituting (PROSTITUTING) themselves for favors from the public purse”. That cannot by any stretch of the imagination come to mean what was said in St. Joe that “minister’s of government prostituting our young ladies” or words to that effect. I have said it before, and it is worth repeating. history have recorded that some (not all) of the brightest and most articulate speakers are not genuine. They often use a multiplicity of words to create an impression, to build trust and admiration – only to deceive. Check it out.

    By the way, I appeal to ministers of government! If you are “prostituting” our young girls, then stop it. It is simple as that.

  81. tell
    May 26, 2014

    I am not for no party further more I don’t live in Dominica if you all don’t want to listen to me you don’t have to, please people think twice before making a huge mistake i had a message don’t put UWP in office beacue you all will regeat.

    • ??????????????????
      May 27, 2014

      @tell WELL SAID… I ALSO LIVE ABROAD. I also had a dream that this corrupt government led by Skerrit is the worst curse that has descendecd upon Dominica. Other than turning the people into beggars and paupers, i was told that there is plenty more sorrowful things that will fall upon this nation, because these wicked leaders (no goods) are only in it to enrich themselves, and to Hell with the people as far as they are concerned..

    • .....
      May 27, 2014

      You cant even spell!!!

  82. Efficatious
    May 26, 2014

    Again! UWP flop. who is putting the boot in all good candidate of uwp. At a rally this should have been brought up by a junior member and not the leader.Fontaine tried the same and where did it get him in hot water. when it comes to this behavior we can call dominica the lost or forgotten island because it is so common

  83. """""""""""""
    May 26, 2014

    Perverted and corrupt men, will only descend poverty upon us. That’s why we are so dam poor as a country, and getting poorer. What is worse is that these clowns are clueless as to what the country needs to advance it. It’s only greedy they are greedy. LOOKING FOR THEIR POCKETS.

  84. Concern
    May 26, 2014

    The Government was quick to jump and jail Tommy Lee but here they are committing crime against our young ones and because of party politics for some it is ok. What happen to Dominica we know. Lord help us.

  85. Ras
    May 26, 2014

    why allyou think we not allowed to print their names in the press? they are people in high positions, people we supposed to look up too. Expose them!

  86. HIM
    May 26, 2014

    Angelo and Arundel should replay this speedh for us!

    May 26, 2014

    One is left to wonder why when Lennox Linton says those degrading things about people of the country and the people voice their concern, UWP supporters and Q95, tend to be very protective of Lennox, saying what Lennox said was taken out of context and when is someone else in the DLP what they say are taken in context by the same UWP supporters.
    For example: Austrie said, Monelle likes cow meat…Gisel, Q95, and UWP supporters made a big issue out of that until Women’s Council got involved.
    Today, Lennox Linton is spelling out the word Prostituting to the youths and women of Dominica telling them they are prostituting themselves to ministers of Government for help.
    Of the two sayings above, which is worst?
    Someone likes cow meat; or
    People prostituting themselves for help?
    Lennox knows that a prostitute is a whore(noun).
    To offer one self or another for sexual hire is prostituting(verb).
    So where what Lennox said was taken out of context?

    • Anonymous
      May 27, 2014

      Well take him to court if it’s not true and stop go go gagging.

    • icepop
      May 27, 2014

      very much out of context – read what Lennox said again and this be very honest and truthful about; please! By the way where were you when the PM degraded the constitution pople like you said the people took him out of conext emmmmmh!

    • da
      May 27, 2014

      FAST N FURIOUS, all you to dam hypocrite, the man say exactly what happen, all you to like to condone wrong, put politics aside, them ministers of government worthless, most of them should be in prison, criminals they be, full stop.

      May 27, 2014

      it doh make sense saying nothing to the UWP supporters they are just a bunch of ppl who like to repeat whatever they hear coming from their leader’s mouth thats it

      i hearing a bunch of grown ppl bawling gu gu ga ga like parrots, i just have to laugh.
      put all jokes aside Lennox is a good speaker, i dont expect nothing less from him cause all experience journalists are,
      i did not heard his whole speech i just came 4 d SEWO

  88. Possie
    May 26, 2014

    I must speak. That is why we have this rise is sexual abuse cases cause the dirtiness comes from the top and people know it. This has to stop.Where is the churches on this where is the Bshop what he cannot speak what happen God don’t she does sins cause it comes from Government ministers. Father Chaplis am calling on you as a friend and I know you have a good heart.ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

  89. plze
    May 26, 2014

    We as Dominicans need to start calling sin by it’s rightful name. Pretending that this things does not happen does not make it go away. Plze people let’s think long and hard is this we want as a country? I don’t think so!!!!! :( :( :cry: :cry:

    • Anonymous
      May 27, 2014

      someone is innocent until proven guilty, lennox could pay for his tongue

  90. ____________________
    May 26, 2014

    Why so many children in my village are just saying gu gu ga ga today? I saw it earlier with reference to UWP Youth Rally too.What does that mean in politics? Can someone please help?

    • May 27, 2014

      That’s the expected answer if you ask Mr. Skerrit’s youngest son what the date of the general election is.

    • Unbiased
      May 27, 2014

      They are referring to a statement made that only the Prime Ministers baby knows the date of elections but he can only say gu gu ga ga :lol:

  91. TimothyInnocent
    May 26, 2014

    What is the name of the ministers? Call there names or shut up. Where is the evidence?

    • May 27, 2014

      They know who they are, no need to call their names, like it or not the truth alway hurt

      I know of a few young girls, I spoke with one, what she told me is that, since she left college she submitted several resumes and to no avail, when I ask her what is the reason she said it’s because of some of her family members who are supporters of the UWP, she said that she met with her
      PR, asking for his assistance with her job help twice and they were suppose to meet a third time which she turned down, reason was the second time they met he was asking her if she have man, if she live with her parent, to she where he was heading she said no she is on her own, them he told her that they can meet one evening at her place that’s the only way he will be able to help her, she said no to him, she called him, up to this day no reply from him

      With that said, what was his intention, just asking?, what the ministers need to know they were elected to do other work, but not to work on young girls to get them jobs, send them to study outside of DA and the list goes on, you keep hearing some of the young girls saying that they have to do what they have to do with the minister, because that’s the only way in Dominica today, this is so sad, what a shame

  92. Anonymous
    May 26, 2014

    So this is the pathetic escuse for refering to Dominican women as ‘prostitutes’ Mr. Linton??? UWP is now showing increased desperation with these statements. If you have the facts why not name the minister (s), or are you afraid of paying for your tongue?? All the more reason why you blues will pay again at the polls,. just you wait and see. I suspect the coming victory by the DLP is going to be the sweetest yet!!

    • Unbelievable
      May 27, 2014

      Anyone in their right mind who listened to or read what Mr. Linton said cannot interpret it as a reference to Dominican women as prostitutes. This is a deliberate attempt to mislead people. Please, stop that.

    • Anonymous
      May 27, 2014

      Can’t you read? One of the cases were reported to the police. You people just sick.

    • Anonymous
      May 27, 2014

      Pray you do not have children because with that mentality you are a detriment to our generation.

    • Boss lady
      May 27, 2014

      @ Anonymous: I am a Dominican woman and at no time did I hear him call Dominican women prostitutes!!!! You all can bury your head in sand and spin all you want but it’s in front of your faces and no amount of misrepresentation will change the FACT it is going on. Some of you are offended because you will bend over for any male dog for a dollar, no scrupples, no values. NOBODY is referring to the likes of you and your ilk. People are standing up for those who are forced into these compromising situations. Any exchange of money, job, food for sexual pleasure is prostitution. DEAL WITH THAT!! Epi di Zot tot sans honte.

    • Bb
      May 27, 2014

      and when you wake up what happen? because you must be dreaming, a rude awakening is on its way, alot of jaws will drop to the ground and that will be the sweetest yet.

    • FORKIT
      May 27, 2014

      why should someone condone something that is wrong and blame the whistleblower that expose its nastiness..

  93. 2Cute
    May 26, 2014

    Allu fellas really dont know what to talk about again #shameonuwp

  94. st Joe say
    May 26, 2014

    more garbage from lennox linton nothing new in that speech,and instead of travelling all round d world.why didn’t you bring some $$ to d poorest village in d/ca? we are 100% strong with kelver in st Joe don’t want no cry baby and her uneducated leader.

    • Anonymous
      May 27, 2014

      That’s why is toilet alone labour will give allu. I hope allu can afford toilet paper.

    • Concerned
      May 27, 2014

      Why didn’t u ask ur PM to bring some of that same money that he had spending all over the place for young fellas to put up flags

    • Unbiased
      May 27, 2014

      you have guts calling yourselves the poorest village in Dominica and adding that you 100% stronger with Kelver? So Kelver making you 100% stronger in your poverty. How people celebrate during their suffering eh

  95. james
    May 26, 2014

    If its true name him, or are you trying to get away from what you said in St Thomas ( which DNO did not print ). Linton you will say more, I’m wating.

  96. Doc. Love
    May 26, 2014

    Let us Dominicans be serious for once in our lives. The Island of Dominica must be the only English speaking country in the world, where a Government Minister can be accused of being a rapist and the Minister still holds his job without even a suspension pending an investigation. The Prime Minister has so far not even made a comment, neither has the Government’s Press Secretary satisfy the people of Dominica that the Minister of Government is innocent. Instead, we have two lawyers who are not Ministers of Government spinning better then Shane and Narine. Remember last November during the Independent Day Parade boycott, Skeritt claimed the Youth of Dominica had supported his Government by turning out in large numbers, well, what a difference a year makes. I hope he followed the UWP Team Dominica Youth Rally held at St. Joe yesterday.

    • labourite
      May 27, 2014

      That was not a youth rally jackass that was a general rally

  97. st joe
    May 26, 2014

    Dno i can see you like these things Linton is sying about government ministers ! but no matter what he say he will never ever see the site of government in Dominica. most of the Young persons in dominica love the pm for what his doing for them, thats why they will say no no no no to linton when the time comes!

    • one more
      May 27, 2014

      And they love their ministers too for taking advantage of them for a job

  98. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    May 26, 2014

    It seem as if Lennox alone can stand up to all the 21 DUNCE CATS ( according to %) in this Labour Party cabal, except when it comes to using insultive words.
    I listened last night. He was dam good i tell you.

    • i Really like it
      May 27, 2014

      And u could tell the difference between the two rallies DLP rally was pure mapwie this Team Dominica has a Vision and i moving with that vision i moving with MONELLE

  99. wooshhh
    May 26, 2014

    1 – The welfare department should launch an investigation into this right away – especially since they’ve been doing and excellent job of lip-service lately, now is the perfect time to put talk into action!

    2. The men who are convicted, should be named and shamed. And for those of them who have girlfriends or wives or whatever – these women should also take a stand for other women.

    Why do men do these things? I use to believe that it was impossible for a man who is married and probably has a mistress to still want sex elsewhere – and even worst, use the public’s purse to satisfy their selfish desires!

  100. just sayin
    May 26, 2014

    hahaha all of them are doing the same thing.. he must look into those on his own “team dominica” who are married and still flirting with younger women… smdh #hypocrites

  101. %
    May 26, 2014

    Linton was absolutely and totally on fire last night. OH HOW GOOD AND ELOQUENT AN ORATOR THE MAN IS. I thought he was superb in Tortola, but last night, at St Joe, the man made me SO VERY PROUD TO BE A DOMINICAN, with his eloquence, clarity of thought, choice of words, etc. He is a consummate public speaker. I
    Well Skerrit asked for Linton. IN STAMMERING STYLE, that was what Skerro said: “Go remove you journalist coat and Come into the ring.” “Just tell me where Lennox Linton will be contesting and i will go all out to make sure that he loses his deposit”. Skerrits gullible ones were giggling and clapping like little children. NOW THE SAME LENNOX LINTON IS DRIVING HIM MAD. poor Fellow. His hair is dropping!
    I absolutely and totally condemn in very strong and catogoric terms anyone who is prepared to prey on the poor people of this land. It’s because of their POVERTY that they need help. If the allegations are true these ministers CASTRATED IN PUBLIC, JAILED AND BARRED FROM TAKING PART IN POLITICS FOREVER. But Linton (the great orator) also sent a strong message to the Labour Pasrty SPIN DOCTORS, ACOLYTES, FANATICS, GREEDIES, ETC to quote him properly, because these people have the tendancy to play with words to suit them.
    Come on Team Dominica, keep on tightening the rope around them wicked INSULTIVE AND EVIL ones feet. THE EVIL THAT THEY HAVE DONE to Dominica and its people, IS NOW COMING BACK TO HAUNT THEM.

  102. A
    May 26, 2014

    DNO all i can say is what sensationalized headline. of all the many things that were spoken about this is the headline you choose to put. Thats why i do not fancy the media. its all about sensationalism, money, fame etc

  103. May 26, 2014

    I don’t think this is the first allegation of sexual extortion by our public representatives. When these things come up I’d like to see more investigation both by law-enforcement and independent journalism.

    If there are legitimate cases of this then the women should be more vigilante and record the conversations so that they have more to stand on. These things can’t remain hidden.

  104. real possie
    May 26, 2014

    Everyone is innocent until proven guilty this just an accusation but at the same time Sir is there not a term as to calling the kettle black cause it is said that your DCP had to pay a good amount of money on your behalf, you claim the young people are prostituting themselves to Ministers but Sir again these people have their right to do what they please with their selves which am sure they don’t do that one or two may well fall through the crack but to say they all do that is a shame to say that. It is alleged that a member of your team transferred funds from an account he was trusted to manage and land that was to be own and sold by DAAS is in his name so if we all think the way you we can say then it is true cause just like the minister you chastised it is just an allegation.

    • icepop
      May 27, 2014

      This is allegged and you are so correct as appossed to the fact that the PM was made to pay back monies to the treasure on the Land transfer allegged mistake and the government was made to pay back to the treasure on the garbage Bin transfer yet another mistake emmmmh? I am just wondering aloud how many more allegged mistakes are out there ! I know you have never thought of it this way have you? Oh sorry they claim most of the allegged mistakes just happen to be coincidental has nothing to do with a pattern or corruption eeeeemh!

  105. Anonymous
    May 26, 2014

    ….and what happened at DCP?

  106. Anonymous
    May 26, 2014

    Talk talk talk and more talk. Don’t promise what you can’t deliver MR Linton and stop thinking that you are better than everyone else. Shame on you!!!!

    • Anonymous
      May 27, 2014

      Until you or a family member of yours is a victim, what song would you sing then? Do you realise that men in our society are being imprisoned for such? Shame on allu.

  107. Shameless
    May 26, 2014

    I only hope that those who are guilty of raping or attempting to rape our women simply because they are needy will face the consequences. How long? NOT LONG! Change is a MUST!

    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  108. i must speak
    May 26, 2014

    it was high time some one spoke out! some of these men are a disgrace to the human race!

    • HIM
      May 26, 2014

      @I must speak If these allegations are true why do we still have these corrupted and disgraceful people as our leaders? No wonder we cannot make progress as a nation!

  109. metyo
    May 26, 2014

    You must be one to talk………why did you Leave dcp? Stupes

    • ()
      May 26, 2014

      @metyo That is how you all Labour Party slaves cannot answer questions. He left ( i am just saying this) to expose the alleged criminal acts by those you adore who are portraying as a government. Last night the man was scathing on these no goods in government. HE WAS GREAT!

    • Esther
      May 26, 2014

      Metyo WHY did he leave DCP? GET your facts straight before you open your mouth…

    • hmmmm
      May 26, 2014

      Now seriously, politics is getting out of hand. FOr you to say that you do not condone Rape or forced sex, you asking the man about DCP. Allu really serious. I mean come on. I am a woman and I am very disgusted by your comments. Are you CONDONING RAPE! You are so blind to party politics that you are condoning forced sex. SERIOUSLY! ALAS

    • hm!
      May 26, 2014

      why did he leave?

    • interesting
      May 27, 2014

      The very low comment rating shows that most readers already know that Mr Linton’s departure from DCP had nothing to do with sexual abuse.
      It probably also indicates that they know of the talk of accusations of inappropriate sexual advances being levied against Mr Linton, whilst he was a DCP manager/Supervisor

  110. mr p
    May 26, 2014

    what a shame on this government ministers thats why change is here

  111. May 26, 2014

    GOOD for u MR Linton ….to many of our women in dominica are harass by these government ministers …great job ..any little favor u want from them u have to pay them back with sex .i know of one who abuse a married woman so that her daughter could get a scholaship to go and study right now the child is over seas studying and the minister is no longer in office… he also had sex with a 15 year old girl so that she could get a scholaship to go and study ,,,,,i dont know why our women are bringing them selves so low to them nasty married men….women of dominica please dont let these nasty men abuse u is not there money they are giving u is the state funds IN GODS NAME STOP IT…………………….

    • ()
      May 26, 2014

      @ PETITE SAVANNE VOTER This allegation seem to be know throughout the country.
      Are these people human?
      That’s why they should be dumped.

    • smh
      May 26, 2014

      Isn’t that called making bomb in Dominican terms? How does the woman become the victim if she gave it up freely for something return?

    • ^
      May 26, 2014

      @PETITE SAVANNE VOTER First time i hear a Petite Savanne person let it go like that! I AM PROUD OF YOU MY DEAR.
      Now let us do what we can to get rid of this waste of time Parl Rep called Kenneth Darroux. Let us do what we can to see to it that Urban is the man.

    • listener
      May 27, 2014

      @ Petit savanne vorer, If these alligations are true I don’t support such behaviours but I think you’re just as guilty causer if you know of those things you should speak ,now you just sounding like a parrot, and let me say this, all parties have men like that it’s not unique to labour party.

  112. jeremy sinclair
    May 26, 2014

    there is no point inme writing some truth’s to pwer for as before you simply will not print it.

    Alli I wll say is that like the famous song change is in the air, and some office paper shredders will be working overtime for sure.

    Viva Dominica Viva the UWP

    • Anonymous
      May 26, 2014

      Thanks for reminding me of that wonderful song….today we change one word to LINTON

      Viva, Viva, Viva, Monsieur Lennox Linton
      Viva, Viva, Viva for Dominica

      Maybe some of the younger voters will not know this powerful campaign sound which sweep the DFP into office.

    • natural dominican
      May 26, 2014

      i agree lol…paper shredders doing overtime lmao

    • Dominican 2 D BONE!
      May 27, 2014

      Please please please do not denigrate the song….this….man can NEVER NEVER NEVER Walk in Mamo Shoes…NEVER!!!!!

  113. IFF I WUZ
    May 26, 2014

    Parry, I would advise Prime Minister Skeritt to immediately launch an investigation into the alleged raping and report the findings to the people of Dominica. By criticizing Mr. Linton’s statements does not make the allegations go away.

    • Admirer
      May 26, 2014

      Modarah condie TSB! All I will say is fish begins to rot from the head… Parry to do what? And who should start the investigation.? Ok you are being sarcastic!

      May 27, 2014

      @Admirer Why are you so vex.? Relax yourself brother. You are a nobody to Skerrit. Skerrit does not know you, except if you are one of the greedies in his cabal, who is taking from the poor ones of thei poor country,

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