UWP leader vows to continue protest action

Protesters outside the Electoral Office on Friday
Protesters outside the Electoral Office on Friday

Political leader of the UWP Lennox Linton has vowed to “continue the protest action” as his party seeks an audience with the chief elections officer and the chairman of the electoral commission.

“We have been there for over an hour waiting to meet with them…they promised to meet with us but are gone. Take note that this is far from over, ” Linton said as the crowd which had grown, started shouting,  “We want justice.”

Also addressing the crowd, was Dr. Thompson Fontaine, who contested the Grand Fond seat which the UWP claims was “stolen”.

“We will not relent; they have cheated and we will file complaints to the police so they can be criminally charged,” Dr. Fontaine said. He continued, “They stole the Grand Fond seat and you must not be intimidated by the police.”

Police wearing riot gear and armed with guns and batons were at the ready at the electoral commission compound.

Below are some photos of the event. Photos by Carlisle Jno Baptiste.

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  1. December 15, 2014

    because u all loose :twisted: and so anxious to be in the house u all are so wicked and u all again are so jealous of the P M , u all knows u loose and dont want to admit YOU ALL ARE BLUE VEX ? GO TO HELL

  2. Dominican
    December 15, 2014

    When one adopte a slogan ( CHANCE IS A MUST ) you make the electorate believe that the election has already has already been won. What a foolish slogan!!! Mr Linton has to make the noise to save face. He has to do it to cover up his incompetent. Mr Linton has support but the Government has more. So it is very disrespectful to Dominicans when Mr Linton suggested that the election was won by illegal overseas voters. If that is the case, it will just show how narrow Mr Linton’s support is. Sorry Mr Linton, Mr Hector and what’s his name? The Grand Fond one. You guys have started your 2020 campaign on a wrong footing.

  3. Just Observing
    December 15, 2014

    The Chief Elections Officer and the Chairman of the Commission cannot change a decision of the Returning Officer with respect to the winner of a particular constituency. Once the Returning Officer has transmitted his/her certificate of the results of the poll and the writ authorizing the poll duly returned to the President, there is nothing in law that can be done unless the aggrieved parties go to the court. The High court is the only authority with the power to reverse a decision of the Returning Officer regarding the results of a poll. That is the law. I am sure Mr. Linton knows, Mr. Fontaine Knows. Mr. Joshua Francis Knows. Mr. Gildon Richard Knows. Mr. Joffre Letang knows and Mrs. Unica Victor knows. The aggrieved party (Thompson Fontaine) must now file a case before the High Court as he has so indicated and prepare to file the proper evidence to prove his complaint of gross irregularities.

    What is happening now on the streets of Roseau is against the Public order Act. The illegal demonstrations that are planned cannot be condoned. How can Mr. Linton expect to march tot eh electoral office with his 40,000 of his “very angry supporters” for a meeting with two individuals? What is the real intention? Is it to have a disciplined, mutually respectful discussion or is it designed to create mayhem and confusion in the hope that the authorities miscalculate and retaliate with brut force thus presenting the opposition with an issue? The opposition knows that they hold significant sway among the rank and file of the Dominica Police force. It is safe to deduce that the opposition holds the support of as much as 70% of the police. Are they testing their strength?

    Gentlemen, what are your motives? Dominica is greater than all of us. Mr. Linton is on the public record saying that there are laws in this country that must be adhered to by both government and opposition. Check his remarks when he spoke at Pottersville following his party’s marched around Roseau sometime during the campaign. Observe the law of the land Mr. Linton. Go to the authority that has the legal responsibility to give you what you want – provided always you provide the evidence to prove your cause.

  4. Truth and Justice
    December 14, 2014

    Question does Dominica now have an armed police force? That is a very backward move one to be regretted.

    • MY 2cents
      December 15, 2014

      Under what rock you come out country bookie? Dominica has ALWAYS had a armed police force. Do you know of a police force any where in the world that’s not armed?

  5. Truth and Justice
    December 14, 2014

    Ok i would not say that they are to leave it alone, if Mr. fountain s certain that he had enough votes, to win, and the ballots were good ballots then the UWP should fight this by asking for an injunction on all the ballot boxes and the boxes be counted in a court of law as this would prove the government had cheated and a by election would have to be called. Protest are a democratic right of the people to right wrongs, without protest by the Ancestors we would still be slaves, the Kalinago would still be uneducated, so yes in any democratic country protest is a right of the people, and if the people know for certain that a wrong was committed by all means protest, and the police are to support and protect the people, because tomorrow policemen it will be you fighting the government for pay or better working conditions, and you will want the support of the people, so people support one another in the fight for right. However is thompson knows that he just did not do enough to win the seat, and the other guy won fair and square, accede defeat, and work harder in the constituency and fight another day. Thompson can still play a part in parliament as a senator and he can use his education to establish some sort of consultancy in the country . Otherwise, Lennox and his team should demonstrate that they are the best party and behave with dignity, go to the house, be sworn in, then give them intellectual hells in parliament, it will mean work researching and questioning, return democracy to the house, inspire and impress.

    December 14, 2014

    Liars the Elections was FREE and FAIR yr liling tongue will judge you all. I went to vote and there were TWO UWP supporters outside each one had a copie of the voters list. They put a cross by the voters name when vote, how comes you end up with dead ppl name on the list, and WHO vote for the dead. I think you all need to see Dr Benji for treatment.

    • The Facts
      December 14, 2014

      Will Benji be honest? You should recall that he declared his support for UWP on DNO.

  7. interpol
    December 14, 2014

    If charkes savarin had balls like he had in 79 .those fullishnesss that are happening now would never happen
    shame shame shame…..

    • The Facts
      December 14, 2014

      Charles Savarin is now the President. I would think that this does not fall under his jurisdiction. Surely you should know about that.

  8. James Jack
    December 14, 2014

    This situation raises an interesting question regarding democracy in Dominica. When there is a conflict of interest which is the greater power? the will of the people or the constitution and upholding the rule of established laws?

    The Westminster model is clear that the rule of law and the constitution is above EVERYTHING, The institutions of the state and the law makers vigorously prosecute ANY infringements, by whoever chooses to challenge it.

    In Dominica right now, the Prime Minister is right, there are no laws or constitution that can prevent him from doing as he pleases.

    The laws and constitution of Dominica says it is against the law to offer or give inducements to influence votes. The law also says it is against the law for accept inducements for votes.

    The law also says that Government Funds cannot be used by a political party to fund a political campaign.
    Elections are won or lost for a variety of reasons, and the most significant contribution to the success of the Labour Party in the December 2014 election was the vast sums of money lavished on their campaign and as there is no accounting or declarations regarding the source of the massive sums of money, one can only surmise the instruments of government was used to garner at least some of that massive war chest.

    in any event the laws of the country were broken, and the constitution was abused, and if the guardians of
    the law and the constitution, cannot or will not prosecute the upholding of the law, then Dominica is on a very slippery slope.

    I posed the initial question because there appears to be a conflict of interest, on the one hand the people have spoken (the majority vote), they endorsed the Labour Party and support and condone their methods even if it is law breaking and tearing up of rules of the constitution, and on the other hand you have the Minority opposition, protesting, citing the rule of law and the constitution is in jeopardy and is crying out for justice and transparency in all aspects of the rule of law.

    Judging by the majority of the commentators, the opposition should just give up and accept the results of the elections even though it may be tainted, and pack up and go home.

    Dominicans, be careful what you wish for. The Westminster model of democracy is the best in the world by a distance and demonstrates on a daily basis that we are all equal in the eyes of the law, and it is there to protect everyone.

    To prevent the breaking of the laws, in facilitating or inducing people to vote for a particular party, is one of the fundamental purpose of Dominica’s Constitution.

    So at this point in time, it appears that the will of the people, the voting majority, is more powerful the the rule of law and the constitution.

    • The Facts
      December 14, 2014

      I do think that some of you misinterpreted what the PM had stated. It all depends what he stated which caused him to make that statement. When you do not support a Party and a member of that Party this is what you people do. Everything they state is questionable on your part. They can never say and do anything correctly. You are bias toward them.
      What makes you think it is lawbreaking? Fontaine is of the opinion that he lost the votes which he was entitled to. Fontaine was so certain that he would be victorious in that riding. What made him so sure of that? What makes him think he is better than Stephenson or campaigned better than him? Granted, the votes were close but he must understand that he did not win the election.
      If I am not mistaken, the votes were counted three times and the results were identical – he lost and Stephenson was the elected MP. Fontaine cannot accept he was defeated by a few votes, a marginal. Why can’t Fontaine accept that?
      What type of Party is that? Whether they are wrong, everything is a criticism and a fight. In fact, they never think they are wrong. They think that DLP is always wrong; not them. Do they not know how to take this to the Lord in prayer?

  9. Desmond
    December 14, 2014

    Unfortunately, Lennox has no choice but to do what Edison James wants done and what they know best to do, agitate antagonize demonstrate criticize protest etc all of which are building blocks for anti progress backward moving in what he knows best to be a negative mindset. This is what his party has assigned themselves for 15 yrs now and they have little to show for it, but this is what happens when you are not genuine and you don’t have a real plan and you have no real alternatives and you have ulterior motives using the poor minded people to advance your agenda, but thank God those who are wiser are on the other side, God bless the DLP Skerrit and Dominica. Evil cannot pay nor succeed.

  10. December 14, 2014

    we need to come out in large numbers to let this one man no we are not afraid of him and the police we need to stop this nonsense that happening in this country people when ever you all a call please come out they still us we can make them uncomfortable lets demand justice

  11. December 14, 2014

    God blessed Dominica, if the dlp had won by a close margin it would’ve been a disaster for our country the uwp supporters would’ve been causing riots entire Dominica, the current administration in Barbados won by a single seat if was Dominica there would have been riots.

  12. Zuma
    December 14, 2014

    Hector I can’t believe why you would be supporting Lenin in such a poorly arranged activity.this goes to show that you have not learnt anything and wish to remain a follower. Lenin is bitter and disappointed at the outcome. He believed he would have been PM but this is not the case.. He is hurting from a psychological beating which he can’t seem to fathom..after all he painted the PM as a monster and he still remains the PM . This is the harsh reality that Lenin has to deal with everyday and it is hard… His ego has been weakened..

  13. A Doubting Thomas
    December 14, 2014

    Now that the elections are over and the government side has been sworn in; I look forward to the opening of parliament. Democracy is alive and well in Dominica.

    I wish the new government a very production 5 years, always putting God in everything they will be doing. This opposition has already started on the wrong foot, but I hope the change they campaigned about we will see that change in parliament.

    Good luck to all the members of parliament. The DLP is the right party for the government and Dominicans should be very proud that they voted the right way.

    The UWP is the party that should be in opposition and that is where they are and I hope they will be an effective opposition better than they were in the last parliament.

    Madame Speaker I cannot wait for the opening of parliament. All the Best.

    • Roseau North Possie
      December 15, 2014

      @ Doubting Thomas: A Gov’nt in office for 15 years yet they need 5000 overseas voters to make them win?
      A Gov’nt transporting building materials and distributing LPO’S like wild fire Just to win an election?
      A Gov’nt spending 32 million dollars just to win an election?
      Is this BRIBERY or just pure DESPERATION?
      Finally just what is this Government hiding and afraid to lose?
      What a democracy!

      • MY 2cents
        December 16, 2014

        @ Roseau North Possie Why the hypocrisy? Everything you are trying to accuse the Labor Party of doing is for 1. What you all the UWP has introduced to Dominica(the buying of votes, flying in voters etc etc etc) This elections you all brought people in to vote also. Just that you all broke so you all couldn’t bring in as much as you all would of liked too. And 2. The giving out of building materials and distributing LPO’s, let’s not forget how Antilles Cement went bankrupt doing exactly that to bring in UWP when the won back in 1995. So stop being a sore loser and accept that the majority of Dominicans have spoken and don’t want UWP clowns and have VOTED in the Labor Party.

  14. Neutral
    December 13, 2014

    This is sick. Really. even if you obtained Grand Fond you would still be the opposition. i agree with Diaspora paying there own tickets but they have a right to vote. Linox stop being a hot head and for once do the responsible thing. You are looking like a sore looser. Making people like me regret i voted for you all, Go to the house and represent us and contribute to improving the level of debate. I am really really really disappointing in this and and seeing signs of powerful team disintegrating. Are you going to damage everything you touch. I mean

    • Duggie
      December 14, 2014

      You lie you did not vote Mr. Linton.

  15. Roseau North Possie
    December 13, 2014

    It is time that Dominicans stand up for what the majority claims as illegal.
    Questions: (1) How could a population of 69,000 have a voter registration list of 72,000?More than the population?
    (2) How could a Government decide to spend $32,000,000 on a campaign? A country with 69,000 with people unable to meet their basic needs? We need campaign financing legislation.
    (3) How could a Government invite a few of the greatest artist like Beres Hammond, Carimi,Destra etc while its local acts just watch.
    (4) Where is all this money from and from who?
    (5) Why would a Government at the eve of election have TRUCK loads of building materials going to all villages especially Carib Reserve? Isn’t that bribery?
    MY God Save us from this new dictator!!

    • Throw out
      December 15, 2014

      At least they gave them buliding supplies if what you say is true. But you forget UWP gave them conrcurls?

  16. Boo
    December 13, 2014

    What is good for the goose is also good for the gander all you bias people writing under false names.There would be war had it been the other way around.Dominicans open your eyes and stop condoning wrong.

  17. Boo
    December 13, 2014

    Because the observers were around the police didn’t have guns. Other times their big guns in their hands and they agitating the crowd.

  18. Lapo L'ai
    December 13, 2014

    Mr. Linton have you sought legal advice from the esteemed lawyers on Team Dominica? Have these professional lawyers advise you to under take such an foolish approach to getting your grievances heard? I doubt it. I don’t think a gentleman such as Mr. Joshua Francis or a professional lady like Mrs. (Ms) Eunica Anthony Victor would advise or condone such behavior. Your ego is clouding your judgment. Sir in my opinion you are only seeking your own personal interest while hiding behind the so called fight for Democracy. And Mr. Fontaine is following you blindly even though he knows the truth. But is deba all you like anyway.

  19. December 13, 2014

    Linton and Fontaine please get a life, the people spoke move on..

  20. December 13, 2014

    skerro said 15 mnths!!! I am giving this party 12 mnths to self destruct…after this weak demonstration boycotting of the house will follow…waste of votes..,,but not my vote nuh I represent hard in d Roseau Valley

  21. The Facts
    December 13, 2014

    The weather is too bright and hot for you. What a shame that Lennox who is now an elected member of Parliament has to conduct himself in such a manner. What a shame that Fontaine is also conducting himself in similar manner. These people are on the warpath. What troublemakers. It was their intention that if both of them lost, what they would do. That was their plan. They refused to trust and accept the final ballot count.
    You know, that is pride and false pride that Lennox and Fontaine had already thought prior to the election that Fontaine of all would win. Pride comes before the fall.
    Fontaine lost by 8 votes. It was not one vote that he could have rightfully contested but 8 votes? Common Fontaine, accept your loss and let Dominica and nationals live in peace and harmony.
    So prior to going to Court as they intend, they want answers. This does not make sense. If you want to go to Court, go to Court and do so, respectfully, in a dignified manner and silently. Why demonstrate and include Dominicans, your supporters in it? Life must go on.
    Lennox is also using this forum to vent his anger and disappointment at not being elected Dominica’s prime minister.
    The Dominica Media is having a field day with this News. This will increase your readers and viewers. I am wondering if those in other parts of the West Indies of all are present. Or they may be viewing and reading the Dominica News as it unfolds to broadcast and publish to their nationals. Dominica is being shamed by those two main participants of this demonstration. May God put a hand to end this.

    • I can't be fooled
      December 13, 2014

      u too bias.you know well what happened is not right,.

      • The Facts
        December 14, 2014

        You all are troublemakers and imagining what did not take place.
        You have your opinion and think you are correct more than I.
        I have my opinion based on the results and what I read. Fontaine did not win and that is that. It is time for him to concede defeat.

    • fairplay
      December 13, 2014

      A lot of you, in commenting put your feet in your mouth. You never know that your very words will condemn you and punish you. Be careful what you state and be careful of the words that you throw.

    • Ohhh Dominica!
      December 14, 2014

      You are like the perfect slave

    • Ms. Conscience
      December 14, 2014

      I wonder if you would sing the same “song” if that had happened to Skerrit party. You are so naive, its just not funny. You need to change your name. The Facts? lol. you tipping. Will and come again.

    • Ms. Conscience
      December 14, 2014

      Sorry tripping*

    • fantastic4
      December 14, 2014

      The Caribbean News media are in fact having a field day on the many contracdictions better known as lies that the Skerrit adminstration have been putting forward pre-election and now post election. First lie Skerrit said he will dissassociate himself iff it could be proven that DLP brought in overseas voters however his chief strategest Hartley Henry has since said live on radio he in fact organize that from Barbados. In fact I would not waste time in pointing others this one is enough FACTS.

  22. because
    December 13, 2014

    @ Michael…Because it is a protest and you don’t know when peaceful would turn into violence.Especially in this time as it is still fresh in their minds and most of their heads and hearts are heated and broken..

    • The Facts
      December 13, 2014

      Yes! They are hot heads and what with the hot weather in Dominica. Anything could happen at anytime.

  23. ########
    December 13, 2014

    these 1500 dollar police ppl believe they run things. dam idiots

    • The Facts
      December 13, 2014

      You are the idiot to make this nonsensical comment. Your house should be in that vicinity. If so, you would appreciate the police presence.

  24. Mind your Mind
    December 13, 2014

    very proud of people who won’t be easily paid off, sewoed off, or threatened off. finally Dominican people are starting to wake up and realize they shouldn’t swallow all they’re being fed!

  25. December 13, 2014

    I thought going by their name Team Dominica, they were suppose to be taking Dominica Forward and not fighting over a clearly lost seat. Come on Mr Linton put down your armed mind and thoughts work with the PM and continue to move the country forward. The least you can do for the country and the people

    • I can't be fooled
      December 13, 2014

      If it was the other way around you would be in the demonstration.We are in a Democratic country.all rights to demonstrate if and when they are not satisfied especially when comes to the affairs of his or her country.Have you forgotten Charles Saverin and today he is president?

  26. truththe
    December 13, 2014

    Dear friends democracy comes with justice, justice comes with peace. To be a domocratic country we must be free to stand for our right. Your vote is your voice and your civic right. Our ancestors fought for it thats why we can vote today. We need to stand for generations to come. I see a dictator in the making, the man have even bought the churches, the law abiding officers, unions, and NGO, my God where are we in our country. Lord , Jeovah God save Dominica.

    • Liberty
      December 13, 2014

      Listened with interest to the swearing in of the ministers and the rhetoric of Bishops and Pastors and the PM.

  27. December 13, 2014

    Yess it is time for less talk and action in Dominica keep the pressure on do not give up the fight brothers and sisters.the electoral c board need to resign now.

  28. Too Hot to Handle
    December 13, 2014

    Lennox Gar con you are showing poor judgement on some of the decisions you are making. If you have a problem with the electoral office please do things in a professional manner.
    1 First you write an official letter asking for an audience
    2. Let them contact you and then set a date for meeting
    3. After the meeting depending on what transpires you inform your party
    4. Then you seat together and come to a consensus on the way forward

    Lennox you must be careful as leader because some of your actions can lead to serious destruction of state property where you as leader will be held responsible.. People cannot just assume what can come out of a protest.. remember people are agitated from elections, and the way you are behaving you are making things worst. That is not how you get problems resolved Lennox… yu cannot want to solve problems with violence and demonstrations all the time… garcon settle down, evaluate yourself and your party and plan how to take Skerrit down in the next 5 years… your leadership style is certainly not helping you… your supporters need to tell tell instead the go following you and doing things wrong.

    The courts are there for redress, go to court…. Hello 2014 is not the era of Patrick John, dont let anyone fool you… Dominicans will run their mouths and when trouble start they running and hide… Take my advise and stop the agitating and manage your party with class… Presently UWP looking and sounding like crycry babies.

    • TimTim
      December 13, 2014

      they wont be allowed to set the agenda….

    • Barbara Saunders
      December 15, 2014

      Too hot to handle

      I believe that all efforts should be made by the electoral commission to continue the process of regularising any areas which they can with due haste and they should keep up the effective education which they undertook prior to elections. Call on people to come in with information and supporting evidence on dead relatives and other ineligible voters etc. and keep the population informed on the efforts which they are making.

      I am under the impression though that according to the law, the submission by the Returning officer after an election is final and any objections after the recounts have to be taken to the courts.

      In the circumstances, I’m not sure what is expected of the Electoral commission at this point. Should the chairman and members of the Electoral commission be sitting by their radios and listen to the station on which the UWP leader is speaking to hear that he is coming down to talk to them, then leave their offices and go and sit in the electoral office to await the arrival of the esteemed leader? Or should a process be followed to get an appointment and attend with a delegation, if the commission can do anything at all at this stage?

      Think about it folks.

  29. politbureau
    December 13, 2014

    where is the riot gear ?

  30. workers to the bone
    December 13, 2014

    I think u got a serious problem o u didn’t understand what went on in grand fond. The people have all their right to protest. Go get educated before u speak

  31. December 13, 2014

    Lennox, you have the opportunity to make sure that changes are made because you won a place in Parliament. Stat working toward next election by showing the people how capable you are and how effective you can be.

  32. NEWS
    December 13, 2014

    Desperate men, Thomson sounds as if the Grand Fond seat was willed to him. Guys get a life and move on.

  33. ONE LOVE
    December 13, 2014

    The bulling and civil disobedience you are instilling in the minds of your people will be detrimental to you and your party. Election is over, the people of Marigot elected you, we accept that. Now you must also accept the FACTS that the majority of Dominicans REJECTED you as their LEADER. The people of Roseau rejected the DLP, we may not agree, but that is also a fact. Is that who you are as a leader? Are you leading by example or you are flexing your mussels? Take a look around you and see the DAMAGES you are causing to your party! Do you think you could call for protest at any time to disrupt the island and it will be OK? NO! WHO are YOU? With such hateful and vile rhetoric do you think we could call you a leader? Are you displaying the character of a leader? ???????????????, answers

  34. Doc. Love
    December 13, 2014

    At last the deliver has arrived. Keep on going Lenox Moses Linton, we are behind you one hundred percent. Rosie Ramses SKerit, let my people go. So is it written, so shall it be done.

  35. Zuma
    December 13, 2014

    These same proplev who were with Lennox will be present at the swearing in of the labour party government… They followed Lenin as there was something to do..most people are bored and needs some excitement once in a while.. If that’s what Lennox ca do well why not follow him to have some kicks… After all we all need a clown sometimes…

  36. Truly Dominican
    December 13, 2014

    Cyrique, it is people like you who have caused Dominicans to be in that situation. WRONG IS WRONG.
    Let the people protest, they have a right to do so. These days Dominicans determine right from wrong depending on the person(s) involved. If Dominicans had stood up and denounced Skerrit’s proclamation that “no law, no constitution can prevent me, Roosevelt Skerrit from being nominated….” we would not be where we are today.
    Skerrit has bought some of the lawyers, and a whole set of other people. That is very sad. For the love of money, some people will sell their country, their souls. They shut their eyes and ‘cover’ their ears and pretend that they cannot see nor hear.

    In 2000, stories were concocted about alleged corruption by the UWP. Tony Astaphan, the arch enemy of the UWP was paid thousands of dollars to investigate – he came up with nothing. Today, corruption is taking place high noon, in the pm and at all other times. Skerrit and his lawyers had to pay the treasury hundreds of thousands of dollars that they decided not to pay, until Lennox Linton, yes, the same Lennox Linton exposed them -thank you, Lennox, and now people who ought to know better, who call themselves Christians are condoning corruption.

    What a world we live in? How can some of you adults discipline your children, students and others?
    What values can you teach. Where is your conscience? Bunch of hypocrites.
    Hope you can sleep peacefully at nights.

    Lennox Lawrence, Skerrit and others, the police know broke the law by interfering in the electoral process. However, we know, from experience that they will do nothing. And, here lies the problem/the mess we have today.

    Give Lennox, the intelligent and honest leader of the UWP/Team Dominica a break. His supporters love him.
    Those of you who are criticizing him, go advise your leader Skerrit to, at least, TRY to be honest at all times.

  37. December 13, 2014

    i find it”s a very good move,keep fighting for justice in dominica for our future generation

  38. Discombobulated
    December 13, 2014

    I don’t understand why he asked protesters to go if they agreed to meet with the party leader. Dominicans so ignorant and hot headed already. Anything could happen. I am not surprised that they left. Imagine leaving work and a mob of angry people in your face. I would also like to hope the police are there in case of criminal damage and they show restraint. Lennox, honestly, think before you request things in anger my friend. That’s not the way.

  39. philme
    December 13, 2014

    Change is a must..change your opposition leader

  40. Truth and Justice
    December 13, 2014

    This is a sad day when armed police are intimidating the people. The government is to blame.

  41. RastarMarn
    December 13, 2014

    Linton File a law suit that is the only way you gonna get redress and remedy!!!

  42. Democrate
    December 13, 2014

    I do not understand why you simple minded Dominicans keep asking Linton to leave it alone because he is embarrassing himself. If it wasn’t for protest Black people would still be enslaved, if it wasn’t for protest black people would still be sitting at the back of buses in North America and our children would not have gotten a chance to attend university. So stop, allow him to do what his constitutional right in section 11of the constitution has given him the right to do. Why are police present in that manner, do they not expect people in the country to protest, do they expect citizens of the country to accept everything thrown to them. Everyone is not going to be on the same side and for that reason the law allows people to protest. Allow Lennox Linton to exercise his constitution right and to protest when ever he feel that it right to do so. If you Dominicans continue with that kind of keep silent attitude pretty soon you all will not have the freedom to protest or to speak up in that country. Dominica is heading down a very slippery slope if that attitude of hush-up continues.

  43. December 13, 2014

    Dominica is becoming a horrible place to be of dictatorship , no opportunity or hope for the youth, a begging culture. A place where has no justice only a kangaroo court where Skerrit is the Judge and the jury.

  44. Mahaut talk roro
    December 12, 2014

    There will be all out war on DLP

  45. BEB
    December 12, 2014

    How can u say that the election was stolen from u when u did not have it. A person steals from another what he once had.
    The Electoral Officers believed they were going to discuss wit a few candidates but when they saw the mob, the felt threatened

  46. tiny
    December 12, 2014

    Just call another election…if labour won they will win again and the UWP supporters will be satisfied to know that he won fairly…that is all they want , to know that the election was FAIR

  47. Osanna Mowanga
    December 12, 2014

    you must be a real crab to make such a comment.
    Dominicans let us not give in. Let us continue to apply pressure. If it has to get to the point we we keep the children at home, no school, let us do it. It is time that our rights are respected.
    teachers, nurses, farmers, police, lawyers,merchants,priests, pastors(if any left)business men, let us all join the cause.
    The power in people is sure greater than the people in power.

  48. Michael
    December 12, 2014

    Why were the Police carrying their guns at a peaceful protest? The protesters were not armed

    • Maria
      December 12, 2014

      These days you really don’t know what people are capable of. That’s why Lennox Linton is being irresponsible by getting these people so worked up. Who knows what crazy and deranged people are in the crowd.

    • BEB
      December 12, 2014

      A police officer in uniform, a gun forms part of his uniform and it is visible when he is carrying it, while a demonstrator would be carrying a gun it would not be visible. I’m looking at the pictures and I’m not seeing any guns, what’s ur point.

    • timarc
      December 13, 2014

      Ya if it turn violent then they will go get armed and ready…smh one must realize there are some who use these opportunities to act the fool. It is the police duty to be prepared for worse case senario.

      December 13, 2014

      Protests are peaceful until they turn violent. Lennox needs to stop that mele and distraction so the country can continue to move forward. He knows he didn’t win the seat and that there is no way the commission will reverse their vote. why incite other people and promote ignorance? Ron Greene said the same thing when he lost in Laplaine by 4 votes, he said they stole it, now he lost by 150 votes he cannot say anything.

    • The saint on guard
      December 13, 2014

      It was just meant to be a peaceful dialogue like in church. What’s wrong with a dialogue? Why don’t the police do the same at the market, the banks, credit unions, dowasco, domlec, moneygram, church. etc The police could even ask them to form a line, if that’s preferred.

    • hmmmmm
      December 13, 2014

      bt Michael in case u haven’t noticed in all protests there are armed police officers to keep peace and order just in case the ppl get wild and dangerous

    • anonymous2
      December 13, 2014

      Why? Because you are in a police state. Look for this to continue.

    • Ba Yo Bwa
      December 13, 2014

      Alas, Dominica. Such idiotic statements from people like you is what’s gone criminally wrong with a once more peaceful nation. What should the police do in the face of mob rule? Stand by and wait until somebody gets violent and pounce on them for doing their duty? As it is clear that the would-be leader continues to foment discord and unrest – illegal and unwarranted – in our country. Remember, the police must do all in their power to maintain peace. Carry their institutionally issued firearm, in case they need it, is part of their job. Stop being ignorant. Go back to school and learn something about civics and the good order of normal society.

    • The Facts
      December 13, 2014

      What do you mean? This should go without stating further. Police presence with their equipment are necessary in the event the crowd gets unruly and commence harming people and damaging property. Looking at their faces who knows what they will do next.

    • December 13, 2014

      so a POLICEMAN cannot carry a gun now during a protest???….I think u would b ok with Lennox waving a gun around instead

  49. Cyrique
    December 12, 2014

    Lennox please stop making a fool of yourself. I find the whole situation humiliating! Raise the damn issue in Parliament !! The election is over! Accept defeat gracefully and move on!!

    • Mahaut talk roro
      December 12, 2014

      Think so wait and see

    • Allie
      December 13, 2014

      Take it easy. Why so angry. Peaceful protest is not new. It’s going on all around the world. Dominica is not any different. There’s a democratic right to peaceful protest. The election was stolen. People need to voice their grievances. Just relax. Let democracy take its course. Lennox is not a 1 man Show. He need to listen to the 17,000 people who voted for the UWP. If they want to protest he has to lead and direct. He’s not a bully like a certain person. UWP is a team.

      December 13, 2014

      Cyrique or Crab what ever you are, “the damn situation cann’t be raise in Parliament as a recurring decimal!
      Last General Election the same thing, now this one is worst again.

      People have to stand up for their right. Laws are there to govern situations and they are forfeited by your scam PM.

    • Dominica is dying!!!
      December 13, 2014

      It never ceases to amaze me how ignorant a D/can people are… just read this idot’s comment.

      Are you honestly telling me that this individual does not know with all the institutions of Government corrupt that there’s no justice in D/ca. The country is governed by the firm hands of a dictator who claims no LAW or CONSTITUTION can stop him from doing whatever he desires in D/ca.

      • Raise what in Parliament (a partisan institution)?
      • What election that’s over (with aspects of it being flawed, so how can any decision be be academic?)
      • Accept defeat gracefully (one can only do so if defeated in a fair contest – by virtue of a level playing field)

      You may be in a better position economically than the average D/can because you’re one of Skerrit’s puppets but the true reality is different. I guess you are unaware of this key fact or chooses to ignore it because your bread is buttered daily by Skerrit…

      Mu recently (2 weeks ago to ve exact) visited D/ca and carried out a research into it’s trade in goods and services. My findings, which I’m charged to deliver to the IMF, WTO and World Bank is that D/ca hardly, if at all, produces anything of a sustainable level, which derives real benefit, in terms of wealth creation and prosperity for the nation. Walking through the many supermarkets and local shops – I hasten to add some of the merchants were happy to show me their purchase ledger requisitions and happy to be referenced in my research findings. As high a figure of 79% of stock items were imported, so it doesn’t take a fool to know that if you hardly produce anything meaningful as a nation that you’re doomed, rendering yourself to the bottom of the pit.

      That’s the true reality D/cans need to wake up to and the sooner they do so the better we can all play our part of raising the nation to be one of the best place to live, work and enjoy life in the world.

    • real
      December 13, 2014

      You to stupid that is what democracy means standing for your rights people like you will allow dominica to fall into dictatorship and don’t cry like our country becomes like the middle eastern countries.

    • December 13, 2014

      Stop been so d===m Hypocrite.. ask yourself why do you admire men like Martin Luther Jr and Nelson Mandela what did they fight for all their lives is it different today, it’s not about Politic it’s not about parties winning or loosing, it’s like what other countries are fighting all over and Dominica is no exception so when you a posting ask yourself how do I explain myself.
      It’s all about JUSTICE and the RULE of LAW.
      That also tells me that Dominica is not important to you you just live there and I get all the hand outs possible so what, But remember what goes around comes around you a up today but one of these days you will be on the same level like us ” Poverty”
      Merry Christmas if you know the true meaning ever.

    • ManAway
      December 13, 2014

      My brother, in parliamentary form of government, the opposition is the voice of the people dedicated to keep the government in check and keeping the people informed. Think again about the alternative to what you are asking for.

    • fantastic4
      December 13, 2014

      Gracefully what? How can one accept gracefully something that is and continues to be disgraceful? is like telling your neighbour you know yes my child stole your child’s item but you know what just gracefully accept that mine child has the item now so lets just move on. Let me remind you of some of the disgraceful things that has happened.
      Remember the Prime Minister said publicly that the Labour Party is in no way associated in bring people down to vote. He went as far as saying if anybody could prove or have any evidence of that happening he would dissasociate himself with that ; well Sir Peter St. Jean the parliamentary representative for Laplaine openly and disgracefully thank the disapora for their vote even before the December 8th polling day so that is one; Secondly earlier this week Mr.Hartley Henry the main political strategist for the DLP BOASTED and admitted to the world and said clearly for the world to hear that charter flights were organized using Barbados based travel agencies and that aircraft were chartered to bring in people as part of the Labour party strategy – this to my mind is dispeakable and disgraceful after you had the PM put his neck on the block dennying such a thing was happening. For your political adviser and strategist to come around to openly admit to that kind of strategy..is not only disgraceful but a big slap on both side of your chicks! so would you Sir encourage your PM to stand by his point that the Labour party was not involved in bringing overseas voters in? talk about catching somebody with their pants down that one is a real classic. I am wondering now if you wil still recommend to us to take those blatant lies and cheats gracefully?

    • Pressure
      December 13, 2014

      Parliament under SKeritt has not worked – you idiot. You should be humilaited and ashamed and you should be disgusted that Skeritt would stoop so low. The election is over but the FIGHT HAS JUST BEGUN…PROTEST …HEED THE CALL TO THE STREETS

    • Pariot
      December 13, 2014

      You are the one making a fool of your and not Mr Linton….You have eyes to see and you are covering them, you have ears to hear and you cover them, your mouth to shut it up to the truth…..Just take a back sit and let intelligent Dominicans fight for truth and honesty, that their democratic right

    • Pariot
      December 13, 2014

      You are the one making a fool of your and not Mr Linton….You have eyes to see and you are covering them, you have ears to hear and you cover them, your mouth to shut it up to the truth…..Just take a back sit and let intelligent Dominicans fight for truth and honesty, that their democratic right…

    • December 13, 2014

      you shut up stupid

    • hmmmmm
      December 13, 2014

      I kno eh cyrique, why do they find it so hard to move on na :?:

    • Me
      December 13, 2014

      I think you should stay silent at this moment Cyrique. One of those moments where you’ll remove all doubt that you’re a fool yourself.. This isn’t about uwp or about labour, it’s about having integrity. It’s about this country, it’s people, doing things properly in the future.. If you had some common sense you could see that for yourself. Linton is making a stand for integrity…and democracy, something he believes in and something you, as a citizen, should have an interest in.,

    • may
      December 13, 2014

      A cyrique is a crab………in a barrel, they don’t have understanding, they just climb all over each other.

    • anonymous2
      December 13, 2014

      Obviously this was not a fair election. It was very close. But what can you expect when the IMF is funding the DLP. This is a nation about evenly divided. The UWP should have at least had more representatives s in Parliament but that was not to be either. Diaspora need to pay for their own tickets back to vote. The voter registration lists need to be purged. Until that occurs the corruption will continue.

    • AWADAT?
      December 13, 2014

      Labour Party STOLE the election, period. Raising it in Parliament is part of the process. Protests can be very effective, the way I see it the laws need to be amended. As it is now there are loopholes and so those lawyers of Skerrit are aware of that and just take advantage. If the people agreed to meet the UWP officials then they should show up.
      Back in 1968 the Labour tried to pass legislation to muzzle the press, and it was protest outside the Parliament which caused them to withdraw it. Ask N A N Ducreay.

      • D/can to de bone (F)
        December 14, 2014

        Your comment is rubbish . Please tell me how Labour stold the election? I have voted before in Dominica .
        Domiica isa small island . Almost all known each other. The agents of both party have copy of list the are dam familar with the names on the list , they know who is in dominica, who is out of Dominica and who is dead. The agents checks the list over and over and can even tell you who certain individuals may vote for .
        When you go and vote on polling day the elections personels check if you are listed to vote .and iam sure one of them may know you or name prior to the individual coming to vote.

        Please tell me how one can still the elections ? Also the votes are counted in presence of all parties

        December 14, 2014

        DLP did not steal the election. The people have spoken period. Are you saying that DLP stole all 15 seats? I think you are smarter than that. Stop crying wolf.

    • Outsider
      December 13, 2014

      It’s not about elections its about democracy, why cant Dominicans see that? My goodness! What is wrong with you people? A voters list larger than the population!!!! Where in the world do you see that? Research and let me know please, I am at a loss f words.

      • Domnichen
        December 13, 2014

        Did all of the people on the voter’s list vote? Do some research and stop acting like a sponge, swallowing all the propaganda that you are fed. You are an outsider and should remain as such!

      • The Facts
        December 13, 2014

        The voters’ list could be rectified in time. There is no need for a demonstration. What will it prove in the end? This only causes more divisions and tempers to fly. There is a better way of handling this situation. All those who love and advocate peace and want unity should agree.

      • Honest to the bone
        December 13, 2014

        You sound so ignorant right now! It is possible for the voters list to be larger than the population of Dominica because 1. There are more Dominicans living and working abroad including in other CARICOM and OECS countries than are living in Dominica. 2. CARICOM nationals who live in Dominica once they are resident in their particular constituencies three months prior to registration are eligible to register and vote. NB. They do not have to be Dominican citizens. The same for Dominican citizens in other CARICOM countries, which is why Dominicans can vote in Antigua etc. 3. Naturalized citizens of Dominica are allowed to vote and are also part of the voters list, however some live abroad eg. those who work in CARICOM countries etc. 5. The constitution of Dominica states that once someone is registered, they are eligible to vote in any election and their names cannot be removed from the list, unless they are dead or specifically they or someone working on their behalf files to have their name removed. 6. There are Dominicans who may be dead who are on that list and theirs names have not yet been removed. NOW: Regardless of how large the voters list is, that shouldn’t concern you because everyone never votes anyway including those who live in Dominica!!! NO one has ever voted on the name of any dead person because speaking sense, every polling station is in your local voting area and your polling officers are persons who are from that area. Trust me, if Ma So and So is dead and someone comes to vote on Ma So and So’s name, trust me, the locals would know. It appears that YOU should be the one doing the research before you post stuff online because you sound very ignorant right now.

    • The Facts
      December 13, 2014

      As the world watches, he is humiliating Dominica and all law-abiding Dominicans who voted in good faith. In the long run he will humiliate his Party, himself and Fontaine.

    • I can't be fooled
      December 13, 2014

      keep it to yourself.Why dont you advise Skerrit on the wrongs that he is doing?

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