Melissa has to fight for Roseau Central – Wickham

Melissa Skerrit – Roseau Central

If pollster Peter Wickham had his way about the wives of politicians entering the political arena, the decision would always be flat out “no”.

Wickham was responding to questions by our news desk about the prospects of Melissa Skerrit winning the Roseau Central seat.

Melissa, the wife of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, was brought into the political race by her husband and she was introduced for the first time in February as the new candidate for Roseau Central.

But Wickham has his own reservations about such a move saying, “I have never been thrilled about the idea of wives following their husbands into politics”.

The pollster explained that the seat identified for Melissa is one that the Dominica Labour Party lost two elections ago and one that they have been fighting to regain unsuccessfully.

“She is fighting a seat that the DLP does not hold ………..,” he explained.

In fact, the Roseau Central Constituency has not been held by the Dominica Labour Party since 1975 when it was first contested as a separate constituency created in 1974 as part of a general increase in the number of constituencies from 11 to 21. Prior to that, Roseau was divided into Roseau – Northern and Roseau – Southern with Roseau Central at the time being part of Roseau – Southern. It was won in 1970 by R.O.P Armour of the Leblanc Labour Party. The Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) would win the newly-created Roseau Central seat from 1975 and continued to hold that seat until 20o5 with United Workers Party (UWP) taking control from 2005 to the present.

Wickham said that unlike the situation in other Caribbean islands like Antigua and Barbuda, where the prime minister there had his wife contest a “safe” seat, Melissa has to fight for Roseau Central.

“If she is able to bring it home then it will be good for her but it cannot be compared with Antigua or Jamaica where the wives of these prime ministers are members of parliament,” he added.

Wickham said “Melissa will be tested. This is not a seat that her husband can give her”.

He explained further that while the decision makes good politics, the choice of candidate is another issue.

“If you look at the last couple of elections, Roseau Central has really been where the hemorrhage has been taking place. This new decision marks an assault on Roseau again…”  he added.

Wickham said he is anxious to see how the entire situation plays out.

Joseph Issac, the sitting member of parliament for the Roseau Central constituency who ran on a United Workers Party ticket in the last general election, crossed the floor and will now contest Roseau North for the Dominica Labour Party.

Glenroy “Soso” Cuffy will now contest Roseau Central for the UWP.

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147 Comments

  1. ?????????????
    June 20, 2019

    Stop the insults against women! Don’t u all have a mother who carried you nine months? Disrespectful! I pray for this strong woman that you all are trying to bring down in ways you all imagine. Come election, we will see and I do hope that u do not sing another tune. Do unto others as you would like done to you.

    Your times will come when it will be your sister, mother, son, daughter who will be at the receiving end. How will you feel? Please people let us respect God, Jehovah, others and ourselves.

    This insults to others are hurtful. Stop this. Election time is around the corner. Support who you want but let us be respectful to each other.

    • Ibo France
      June 21, 2019

      Ouestion Marks, blame the lady’s husband. Mr. Skerrit is the one who has put her under public scrutiny by making her a public figure. No matter how much you endeavor to defend this ill-fated decision, it’s just indefensible. When something is grossly unjust it bounds to spell trouble. There is no reasonable justification for Melissa Skerrit to contest any national election knowing her academic frailties. Putting Mrs. Skerrit to contest any seat in the upcoming election is tantamount to pulling a loiterers off the street and drag her into an operating theater to perform brain surgery. There can be no possible good outcomes.

  2. Me
    June 20, 2019

    If mr. Skerrit refers to mr. Linton as a novice, what does he call his own wife?

    • ??
      June 21, 2019

      What’s your point? She’s not running for PM. Chuck and cheese. She is just as qualified as all first time candidates.

      • Toto
        June 21, 2019

        O.K. then let her have a debate with the novice or even give a acceptance speech as a candidate, one that is not written for her. I really would like to give her a chance in that department.

    • viewsexpressed
      June 21, 2019

      A “Novice” extraordinary…meaning waste of time within a scenario hooked on un-necessarily. Dominica needs intellectual people with some level of exposure in decent politics and does understand the bigger picture of theory and engaged practical or be able to be established within a political position to move on and understand the bigger picture, that is some level of comparative study, that we observe Skerrit lacks and worse yet his so called Melissa dragged into this discipline matter referred to as politics and Mrs. Skerrit is dead from the neck up. She cannot do justice to any portfolio in Cabinet. The lady is a political nonentity who is motivated strictly by money and power and not the good she can do for Dominicans. I repeat, Skerrit must Go and Melissa must not enter parliament. If she does will be a despicable move I firmly believe is an insult to our parliament, governance and politics.
      Skerrit, Melissa, entire corrupt Labour Government must go. “Hon Linton and UWP…

  3. North pase
    June 20, 2019

    Every body who defies the status quo is vilified by labour party supporters
    Please let genuine dcans express their opinions
    The choosing of unwanted candidates do affect us in the long run
    I dont see why the good lady is running for roseau central she has absolutely nothing to bring to the paliament nor government
    Why is skerrit insulting the populace intelligence.
    Is it greed or does he geniunely thinks dcans are foolish
    Why is it that the masses cant see that this government is dead weight to this lovely nature isle.
    May god have mercy on our souls
    Just know prayer can move mountains

  4. time has told
    June 20, 2019

    Fight she will have to fight. i hope her back is very broad. Many people afraid to tell her things because she is PM wife, but when you step into the ring, PM not there with you. In addition, we all know that she will be the biggest puppet. Control both in the ministries building and worse at home. Awa. Roseau Central people, i definitely know that you all are smarter than that. You all have sense in your head and go above parrty politics. We call nonsense nonsense. We from roseau, not those that move in couple years ago that bring their outside ways and mentality with them, know not to go for the circus show. Melissa you are my friend, but it saddens me how that man has been making you look as of late. And worse you are encouraging it. But like i say to each their own. But you will not win Roseau Central. We know that you had a much better chance in Roseau north, and that fool Isaac had a much better chance in Roseau Central, than Roseau North. let the plimaying begin. “tazzy voice”

  5. dissident
    June 20, 2019

    skerrit happens to think differently eh Peter.
    But i appreciate that you can take an open view on this issue……perhaps this may be your campaign to convince him. I get de impression that you may have given de advice but he is stubborn. Putting it out to the public may convince him otherwise……it could happen!
    Skerrit needs a clear chance at victory……..in his head.

  6. Smh
    June 20, 2019

    Roseau has just simply become a shanty town and refugee camp for next door neighbors who come to hustle and earn enough to move on whether by front door or back door. But guess what. Not even they choose to settle here. They move on!

  7. Wondering
    June 20, 2019

    Has any official press conference been held by the DLP regarding the Parl Reps who are no longer running for office? This question came to mind following recent incident with Marva Williams. To date, everything has been a “roro” with sispsyon circulating on whatsapp and facebook. With the exception of Kelver who earlier said he is not running, new candidates have simply been declared.
    IF this is the way things are being handled on the eve of an election, what exactly is going to happen if the DLP wins? Simply not acceptable.

  8. Conscious
    June 20, 2019

    This is just another paycheck for Skeritt. Well organized and orchestrated. That man will use his wife for greed. If Dominicans are too blind to see that God help that country.

  9. Ibo France
    June 20, 2019

    I have never seen a political candidate taken such a pounding as Melissa has and rightly so. If the DLP supporters of Roseau Central were given the opportunity to choose their candidate for the upcoming election, Melissa would not even amass a single vote. History teaches great lessons. When one family goes on a power grab it usually spells trouble for the country. Think about the Duvaliers of Haiti, Papa Doc and Baby Doc. No political domination by one family in Dominica. No Dynasty nor Autocracy ever. Out/Overboard with the Gucci Queen!
    P.S. Look out for money, gift packages, small projects, fantastic promises, loud music, food, parties to flood Roseau Central soon. Don’t be swayed stay focused on the bigger picture.

    • time has told
      June 21, 2019

      I have. Pappy. Plus Skerrit that causing 2/3 of the pounding. They yet to reach on her case. she doe start to get pound yet. And Amen for the good time. That alone we seem to like these days. Freeness and good time. All the little wavettes will come out of their hole, well dressed and drink in hand. Majority of them dont even have a job or health insurance. but they will sing praise to dlp and skerro. Next week they will want a handout.

  10. TeteMorne I From
    June 20, 2019

    Those people remind me of the pastor’s who drag their wives to the pulpit. All of a sudden, “First Lady” ( whatever) is now a Pastor/prophet,Apostle. Why can’t some men fulfill their duties and allow the wives to SUPPORT them from the sidelines??? What in God’s name does Melissa know about politics? Nuffing. The only promising thing for her is the ability to take out maypwis like hubby. Zor bat!

  11. Blind
    June 20, 2019

    She pretty eh. Give her a chance

    • viewsexpressed
      June 21, 2019

      She “Pretty” eh and give her that chance and opportunity to engage in some level of Bobolistic acts with guidance from her better half. Don`t we have enough to concern about as far as our failed economy and government is concerned? We have outstanding matters that we need this failed Skerrit to respond to and account for. Is it under this umbrella of corrupt that anyone would like to brig their dirty linen and corrupt Bobol behaviours. I have serious concerns of the protection and accountability of our states financial resources as we may have two immature people holding government position’s and we do fear for anymore dubious hidden Bobolist behaviour that we may not know of, as what happened to the Bobol Fertilizer (thru a so called Minister brother in Pennsylvania (??) that The Right Hon Lennox Linton exposed those Bobolistic frauds that we the people, tax payers etc are seeking answers for and the return of our stolen money? Skerrit and Melissa must stay away from our States…

  12. Jesus is king
    June 20, 2019

    My Dominica people, one thing we should all bear in mine. When the incumbent government relishes power will Melissa continue to be the character she is? Will she be the robin hood of Roseau that will give from her business?
    The truth is none of the monies being given wastefully belongs to those ministers.
    We will see the true colour of the PM and his cabals when the get out of government.
    Melissa will be no different.

  13. Ask Mel
    June 20, 2019

    Some people spell it Guccie, some Guchi while some Goosey. But no matter how we spell it Guccie has always been seen and known as a selfish, confused, unstable person who will always do what she has to do to get up there. So is hear her married in NY today and divorced tomorrow. Hear her first woman today next thing threatening to divorce him with a high price tag. Is here her say today how he likes pussy 🐈 meat only to hear her say tomorrow how God gave him vision after Maria. Boy this little rhyme really describes Gocchie.
    “Goosey goosey gander,
    Whither shall I wander?
    Upstairs and downstairs
    And in my lady’s chamber.
    There I met an old man
    Who wouldn’t say his prayers,
    So I took him by his left leg
    And threw him down the stair”

  14. JBaptiste
    June 19, 2019

    This was never about winning Roseau. This is provocation by skerrit telling his subjects that he is master of all he surveys.

  15. Original
    June 19, 2019

    The administrative, commercial center of Dominica, Roseau has been on a constant decline throughout the reign of labour and skerrit as is evident by the increase of derelict buildings, high migration, even the Haitians come and migrate immediately, stagnation of innovation, death of culture. Where are the cruise ships? Back in the day during the off season every Tuesday and Thursday saw ships, today there was a rare appearance of a cruise ship. The place has gotten really slow for legitimate business owners. And you really expect labour to win Roseau?

  16. June 19, 2019

    For the whole lot of you, here, who are saying “no” to Melissa’s appointment and victory–including Peter Wickman, you are not observing one thing.

    PM Skerrit would have been just like Melissa or even worse, at his appointment as Prime Minister–pertaining to his experience and all the other traits which are needed to function as a Prime Minister.

    And even if up until today, your people are denying him, even if you know that your denial is downright ruthless, we, the people know that PM Skerrit has risen to the Leader he was meant to be from the beginning.

    I also believe that Mellissa played a great role in the person that PM Skerrit is today; why would she not do it for herself?

    And as I have said many times before, God will allow him to finish the work He started for the economic and social development of our country.

    How silly can you all be? I pray that fellow laborites are ignoring those senseless utterances you all are speaking here.

    • viewsexpressed
      June 21, 2019

      “we, the people know that PM Skerrit has risen to the Leader he was meant to be from the beginning.” Elizabeth, you blind Clown, you for real? You`re in denial. Where have you been in the past 19 years that our island has been suffering under the PM Clown of yours.
      So Miss Clown, you are saying that, and believe in this BS you wrote on this failed M Clown. You are telling us that because of the Bin Bobol, the Fertilizer Corrupt Bobol, The abuse of states Funds through the Red Clinic where, poor another and parents que to receive our states tax payers money for personal use to gain support and loyalty from these poorer deprived mother because Skerrit has not and to this day raise the economy of Dominica nor created jobs but brought down this so called Melissa to come run for election in Roseau. Well, we are telling you that she will be kicked out. This woman, from listening to here and her utterance in Roseau, has no communication Skills, intellectual and has no decorum to be Parl…

    • Ripe patat
      June 24, 2019

      My god, lady your reasoning getting worse by the day

  17. Anya
    June 19, 2019

    If looks could get us into parliament Dame Mary Eugenia Charles would never make it past DBS radio. Nor would the likes of prime ministers like Portia Simpson Miller and Mia Motley. Simply put it…Melissa so called beauty cant make her win Roseau

  18. Not interested
    June 19, 2019

    @roy b and others
    Wil and come again
    Yeah we heard she gavevstale ration and clothes to the underpreviledged in gutter etc
    Well thats nice didnt yu ever think she did it with the notion to go into politics
    So many nurses doctors teachers contributing to dca daily and it goes unrecorgnized give me a brake
    And for those fools talking about fathers recorgnition take it back; we know why he was honoured
    Doing good does not always have to be rewarded
    Dcan quick to say lennox uneducated but when the master throw to you all a handbag yeh that it an unneeded accessory you all quick to glorify
    It thats not what i want for dominica
    I will never get a few p
    Poor individuals living in what they call a capital city with grandiose idea that they are well off
    These people are financially bankrupt
    Now they need the state cooky jar passport money to llive their lifestyle and they are being applauded
    What a dogun shame

  19. Anonymous
    June 19, 2019

    My dear Melissa, I believe for your own good and well-being you should step down. :roll:

    • viewsexpressed
      June 19, 2019

      I second the motion. Do it ASAP, no time waste our time. We decent, mature, compete t people. Get out, get going. You and Skerrit. All you have failed our people

  20. Ibo France
    June 19, 2019

    Mr. Skerrit does not even have an iota of respect for Dominicans, especially Roseau Central patriots. Mrs. Skeriit is virtually a complete stranger to the people of this constituency. It is as though the lady landed in the area from a spacecraft. Aren’t the people intelligent enough to make their own choice as to who they want their Labour candidate to be? Skerrit thinks that they are not capable of thinking for themselves so they have to be spoon fed. When you spoon feed people, the only thing that they learn is the shape of the spoon. Allow the people to think and choose for themselves.

    • ?????????????
      June 19, 2019

      Ibo France! Ibo France! Ibo France behave yourself and take down this post. Do you know anything of Mrs. Skerrit???? I am sure you do not for if u did, you would never have said such a dumb thing like u said. Are you in Dominica?? I am sure you are not and for your information, do some homework and you will be shocked by what you will learn.

      Ibo let me tell you please stop disrespecting us women. I would wish you would apologise! Now you want to attack this woman. Please stop this and make meaningful contribution to DNO’s blog.

      Please Please I will be here when it will perhaps your family who will be attacked. Hope you will remember how u acted towards another human being. That is for many of u who speak hatred. Let me tell you the golden rule if you were not taught. It is “do unto others as you would like them do to you”. High time you folks stop all you assault on the Prime Minister of Dominica and now even his wife and children. I don’t apologise 4…

      • RandyX
        June 20, 2019

        This is not OUR prime minister, he might be YOURS! The man is nothing but a notorious liar and a corrupt kleptocrat. A person that marries something like that, by default can’t be any better. And you are singing for that lot for a few coins. I’m sure you have no mirrors in your house…!

        • ?????????????
          June 20, 2019

          RandyX I work for my own money. He is your Prime Minister whether u like it or not. He was duly elected. Prove what he has lied about? Hear you – you call his wife something like that. Insultive as I have said u people are. I am not singing for anything. Truth is truth and you cannot put words in my mouth. I can see , hear and think for myself. Thanks to Jehovah for a free will to choose. You guys even want to defy the Almighty. He gave us free will! I am beautiful and wonderfully made. Mirrors I have many in my house. You insultive people.. See your comment above. Do u have a mother or perhaps you insult and abuse her. I cannot understand a human being calling another thing. God have mercy on you! Please go home and appologise to your mother. I hope she is alive. So ask Jehovah for forgiveness for being abusive to Mom or other women too just as this one. You sound bitter but God is able to bring you peace and take away the bitterness off your heart. Love!

          • RandyX
            June 23, 2019

            In what capacity do you work for your own money?? As one of Skerrits passport agents, no doubt.

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      • Ibo France
        June 20, 2019

        You have so rightly labeled yourself as a question mark. Your character has come into question. My posts may be sometimes harsh , no apologies, but mostly edifying although stinging. Have you asked Ian Douglas, Dr.² Skerrit, facially challenged Capolin and others on the political rostrum of your disgraced party to apologize for their odorous and nauseating utterings? Mrs. Skerrit is dead from the neck up. She cannot do justice to any portfolio in Cabinet. The lady is a political nonentity who is motivated strictly by money and power and not the good she can do for Dominicans. If you can enlighten and convince me as to the reasons Mrs. Skerrit will be a productive , astute Minister of government, (include her qualifications) then I’ll take it all back. I always try to speak truth to power. These people are just hemorrhaging the country’s scarce financial resources to retain power.

        • viewsexpressed
          June 21, 2019

          “Mrs. Skerrit is dead from the neck up. She cannot do justice to any portfolio in Cabinet. The lady is a political nonentity who is motivated strictly by money and power and not the good she can do for Dominicans.
          Amen, I fully support this motion.
          This so called Melissa, better go do what she is good at, that is, maybe hairdresser, or running this little store in Roseau.
          Melissa, your failed husband has already reduced us to poverty and his incompetence and illiterate operating as Prime Minister is beyond repair and you coming is just making matters a big Joe. You two immature jokers from same home, have fail us. Immature in this field, and really want to come into politics, where Skerrit has already failed Big Time.
          Woman, take your failed Odd Minister husband and go away, we had enough of poverty and poor corrupt government.
          Skerrit must Go, Melissa just Don`t chime, stay away, you have nothing of intellectualism to be in there. We had enough of failed Skerrit. This man &…

  21. Peace
    June 19, 2019

    I do not know Melissa Skerrit. I have never met her not have I heard her speak. I am wondering, how many of the people commenting on this blog are like me: do not know her; have never met her; have never heard her present on any topic. Yes, simply because she is attractive, there they are assuming that she is “dumb”. Newsflash: THERE ARE MANY BEAUTIFUL AND BRILLIANT WOMEN! I am assuming that Mrs. Skerrit is a big girl and can hold her own … hence the reason she got in the ring in the big dogs. My admonishion is to stop judging the lady like she is a so cold dumb blond. Judge her on her performance.

    • Frank N Stein
      June 19, 2019

      Peace when you ASSUME you make an …. out of U. We do know Melissa, Poponne daughter one of the old well known storekeeper family in Roseau so speak for yourself. Yes she is dumb, dont you think its easy for us in this small country to know that? How do we know Maria Browne is educated and she is over is Antigua? wouldnt it be easier for us to know how dumb Melissa is seeing that she is right here among us? Are you dumb too? You do sound like you are. Of course there are many beautiful brainy women but Melissa is not one of them. You dont even have to meet her to know just follow DA politics. Hope you not so dumb not to be able to decipher that.

    • viewsexpressed
      June 20, 2019

      Peace, I believe that you have issued the bigger picture. This thing of getting into politics in a poverty stricken island like Domininca we need mature, experienced and dedicated people with some level of meaningful exposure and decorum to be members of Parliament who are able to represent their constituency and the country on a while. This woman, so called Melisa is not par excellence, has not got the political decorum and intellectual to represent people and country and to be expected to be in parliament or part of a government, to be able articulate and talk on behalf of Domininca overall. Her husband is already a failure and definitely not a role model. So who on earth is she going to look up to for advice, “Pappy?” Let us stop taking our country, or government and our parliament as a big joke. We already have a failed PM in office who is the biggest political joke today. We cant have another from the same household (not house of Parent) coming to add insult to injury.
      Skerrit…

  22. June 19, 2019

    Hello and good afternoon my people. I wonder what her first husband in Connecticut is saying about her running for office.

    • St. Joe Strong
      June 20, 2019

      Typical of Dominicans, dirty dirty male chauvinist. What does her first husband have to do with her. Having a first husband is it a crime? Take the skeletons from underneath U mama bed first. Let those without SIN throw the first stone. Tony a skunk is such a good animal 🦓 compared to you. Melisa I admire you and your courage. Well done 👍🏾

    • Neville
      June 20, 2019

      If she divorced him on good terms they probably will make him Dominica’s ambassador to the US. Of course with a fine salary and diplomatic passport. These people need to be stoped and they need to be stoped now before they have sucked Dominica completely dry.

    • Dora
      June 20, 2019

      What the hell does her first husband have to do with that? She is not married to him she is not Hon. Prime Minister Skerrit’s wife. Stop making those stupid comments and be positive for once. I hope her first husband is minding his business and drooling on the fact that she is no longer his wife. Stupes!!
      Give the lady a break and Dominicans, STOP bashing people and make positive comments….too negative.

    • Toto
      June 21, 2019

      He probably say keep running.

  23. Kelsick Abraham
    June 19, 2019

    Melissa Skeritt is a down to earn, caring mother, and loving wife,business owner, cares for the elderly and the youth……she can surely represent us in Roseau well.

    • %
      June 19, 2019

      We use to hear that about Roosevelt as well. Remember??
      Well he has been Dominica’s most wicked leader, insultive too, with dictatorial tendencies . Remember you were clapping when he said “”,I run things in Dominica?””..The voters are waiting for him. Several hundreds of supporters will not vote. Melissa like Roosevelt Skerrit are just two MISLEADERS..
      Vote them out!!!!

      • LL
        June 20, 2019

        Shut your back door %, yes you sound redundant. Skerrit leaves in your head Rent free. You are obsessed the Skerrit family and have the man living rent free in your cabassa.

        • Ibo France
          June 21, 2019

          What Skerrit does affect % and all Dominicans’ daily lives. The cost of living (business taxes, duty), the rampant corrupt practices, dysfunctional civil service, no bid contracts, all these contribute to the daily horrors of life in Dominica. Citizens and residents are forced to vent to express their displeasure, pain and sufferings. People have to call out Skerrit ever so often for the unbearable pain he is putting most of the country through.

    • viewsexpressed
      June 19, 2019

      BS. Nonsense talk

    • Roseau Central
      June 19, 2019

      Kelsick did you ever see melissa being down to earth, loving, caring for elderly and youth before? Do you know that when she was working in her family store she would put her hands in the air, drop your change in your hand so you her hands would not touch yours? Stop make two dollars and expired ration full your head.

    • June 19, 2019

      @Kelsick Abraham, you meant to say “down to earth” not “down to earn”

      Now I cannot help but point out your citing that Mellisa Skerrit is “business owner”. So it doesn’t matter how small the number of people whom she employs right now, but she is on her way towards employing more–for me that is the way to create jobs, not the way those who are talking about creating such and such a number of jobs per year have never owned a business in all their lifetime–how do they plan to create say like, 12 000 jobs in 5 years?

      Is that not simply talk that will produce no action?

      • RandyX
        June 20, 2019

        Of course you had to grace us again with your 2 cent worth of usual hypocrisy. Get out of here and sing your daily dosage of hymns. Haven’t you realised that that you are paying homage to Lucifer & Co.

        • June 20, 2019

          @RandyX, you seemed to be quite afraid of the power of my comments–your continuous “hypocrite” utterance of me speaks volumes about yourself.

          And if you knew the difference between hypocrisy and reality, you would already have discovered that you are the one at fault.

          But perhaps you already know that; for why else would you not want me around? Could it be that my truth is too much of a disturbance to your mind?

          Now think about that! And I am not going anywhere else; for the truth must be heard and why not here

          • RandyX
            June 21, 2019

            Afraid? Of what? A irrelevant hypocrite like you? Do think again!

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          • viewsexpressed
            June 21, 2019

            What Comments, what fear, afraid of what. I have been reading you for sometime now and these comments are only duped with blind loyalty and not in the interest of Domininca. talk decent on matters of state and we will respond in kind. But all yo silly talk is about this failed inept Skerrit and now Baby Melissa.
            Comment on our Domininca tarnished and educed to poverty over the past 19 years under this failed hopeless Skerrit and his illiterate corrupt Labour government with blind wicked scouts like you all shouting nonsense rubbish like “We love our m”. Love Om my foot, the man is a failure and immature, ruined our Domininca, no development has taken lace the same old bobol and nonsense talk. Skerrit, get lost Melissa get lost we don`t want those two clowns in our government. Pack your bags and head back to the USA. we have suffered enough poverty and Bobol and our people are still in poverty and yo at to talk to us about Melissa. .”Go to Hell…Go to Hell. None of our Damn…

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        • ?????????????
          June 20, 2019

          RandyX here u go again insulting the lady! Lucifer is the one who doesn’t like good things, noble thing etc. He indulges in hatred, envy, jealousy, dicatorialism (my opinion alone matters), calling others names (like hyprocrites), misleading etc. ElizabethLinaXavier has every right to speak on this forum. Yes she will sing her hymns daily to honour & glorify the Father. What do you do daily? Dreaming nightly of the PM; looking for an opportunity to decry the PM & anything to do with him or the DLP? What actions are of Lucifer? Ask yourself and high time to ask God to remove the bitterness & hatred. Again Male Chauvinist and abuser – see you insult another for her opinion. Read numbers 11 for what happened to Murium when she spoke about the chosen man Moses who incidentally her brother. God sees, hears & knows our hearts. Give him the homage due to him, as such you will never insult another nor be bitter # need to repent of your hatred for those in authority. Pray 4

      • Roseau Central
        June 20, 2019

        elizabeth Xavier you do not have much thinking capacity, I see that from following your posts. That is why you cant figure out how the UWP going to provide 12000 jobs. That is also why you consider melissa in her store with more staff that the store capacity as being able to grow more than UWP can grow an economy. You are mediocre in your thinking and so are most of the Skerrit supporters. The ones who can think but are benefiting personally are pumping you with foolishness to keep you mediocre and poor but you cant see that. You impress nobody here, we feel sorry for you. If you were at least listening to all sides you would have heard the UWP explain how they are going to create the 12000 jobs but your king Skerrit ask you not to listen to anybody except Kairi and you follow like a lost sheep. What can you learn from only listening to Skerrit and company? Remember Labour is dead. Pity Pity Pity.

        • June 20, 2019

          @Roseau Central, and that is your personal judgment of me; it has no authority against me.

          And thank you that you have been following my comments–you may not know it now, but my thoughts are affecting your mind for the better, based on the authority that I write it.

          You will be glad when you discover that truth.

          • ?????????????
            June 20, 2019

            @Elizabeth Xavier how insultive those people can be. Thinking capacity comes from Jehovah the one who created the world and breathed into us the breathe of life which can be snatched at any moment. Continue to write on the authority of the Most High. It is so sorry and disheartening that those person can hate so much that they see nothing wrong in being insultive and rude.
            They seem to know everything – who you listen to; who you speak to; persons are always medicore; They seem to know it all and it is only their opinion that matters. They want to put words in your mouth. Think for you. They know it all and if u do not support them in their hatred, they insult u to the lowest degree just as they do to a son of the soil who has done so much for this country. We have been commanded to pray for our leaders. But life can be such that today what they do can turn on them tomorrow. How will they feel? I pray to God that he minister to those persons. We still have to love them.

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        • viewsexpressed
          June 21, 2019

          Roseau, I condone, support this motion. Thanks
          As you said to her. “You are mediocre in your thinking and so are most of the Skerrit supporters. The ones who can think but are benefiting personally are pumping you with foolishness to keep you mediocre and poor but you cant see that.”
          “Elizabeth Xavier you do not have much thinking capacity,”
          Go get failed Skerrit and his baby Melissa to get out of our Domininca. Skerrit has ruined us, now Melissa is coming to do what? What are her skills? What has she got to contribute to Dominica’s development that he failed PM husband and his 19 waste of a time ministers and corru0t Labour government has ruined? Melissa and Elizabeth, go do some research first before you all attempt to responds childishly. Good Bye.

    • Ibo France
      June 19, 2019

      Keswick Abraham, you are so correct with your first adjective describing Mrs. Skerrit. “Melissa Skerrit is a down to EARN, caring mother….” If by a miraculous event she happens to win, she and her husband take home pay will be over $20 000 per month. She is down to earn on her fortune for real. More Gucci bags and jewelry.

    • Birdie
      June 20, 2019

      Kelsick, you see the number of people that disagree with you, that should tell you its nonsense you talking.

      • June 20, 2019

        @Birdiem, what number of people? They are the same ones here every day, challenging what we, as Labourite, post here.

        They may be posting several times with different identity; one person out of 5 can post 10 comments with a different identity, far more so for all of 5. There is at least 5 of them who repeat posting for the same article of news board.

        We have to learn to use our thinking mind.

  24. Distasteful
    June 19, 2019

    Pleased my heart that Dominicans are thinking on this one. Melissa brings nothing to the political arena, she is a spoilt individual looking for fame and power. What of value will Melissa offer in parliament but seating at her husband side. In many workplaces in Dominica we have restrictions on a wife and husband working together because of valid reasons of conflict of interest. Why then should be tolerate this with the pm and his wife. This is really sickening to me and as a resident of Roseau Central I find this very distasteful of the pm to dump his trophy wife on us. Can she just be satisfied on being a trophy wife and leave the position to an educated person who can bring substance and value to us the working class of Roseau Central. We deserved better

    • Neville
      June 20, 2019

      Remember, no law and no constitution… They would use Dominica like their own private ‘playground’ like Bonny and Clyde once did in the states. We need to stop them NOW.

  25. Not interested
    June 19, 2019

    Why are people coming on dno talking about melissa is beautiful this and gorgeous that
    Dcan aint interested
    There are many gorgeous dominican women accomplished
    Whom are not running
    For election .
    Its not a beauty contest its the best accomplished sincere and honest man may win.
    But what im i reading there
    Yu think we can send these type to represent us outside there
    Dcan always looking to be the laughing stock of the caribbean
    Skerro next time yu looking for a female to run for roseau central come check me
    Intellegent accomplished and with the extra portfolio i can actually walk the runway if you get my drift
    But that aint happening yu wount be around for a next time

  26. June 19, 2019

    MELLO 4 WOZO – caring about the people since 2014

    Driven by a desire to provide a level field for persons who would otherwise be disadvantaged, Melissa Poppone-Skerrit has more to her than meets the eye.

    Having been raised to adopt the same philanthropic ideals that her father was officially recognized for during our 40th independence celebrations, melissa has taken generosity to another level and touched thousands of lives through her visionary initiatives.

    As to be expected, Melissa’s accomplishments are often overshadowed by her husband’s successes, but she is unfazed by this.

    “I didn’t seek personal recognition when I launched my foundation in 2016. I founded it to lend a greater assistance and raise awareness for the sick and the underprivileged, she explained.

    “I have actually been engaged in charity work behind the scenes for nearly a decade, advocating and advancing girls’ and women’s rights to education, physical and mental health and employment…

    • Toto
      June 19, 2019

      Roy I could start feeling sympathy for you and Melissa if you can explain where the money of her foundation charity is coming from. Maybe she is really a nice lady but why then marry an ogre like Skerrit. Till I hear from you I think she may be just an opportunist.

    • Neville
      June 20, 2019

      Skerrit has stale fish for sale and you go and buy it in your ignorance.

  27. June 19, 2019

    As to be expected, Melissa’s accomplishments are often overshadowed by her husband’s successes, but she is unfazed by this.

    “I didn’t seek personal recognition when I launched my foundation in 2016. I founded it to lend a greater assistance and raise awareness for the sick and the underprivileged, she explained.

    “I have actually been engaged in charity work behind the scenes for nearly a decade, advocating and advancing girls’ and women’s rights to education, physical and mental health and employment opportunities.

    • ?????????????
      June 19, 2019

      Roy B let me shake your big toe! Tell them again. So many persons are involved in doing a lot of things but do not show it. Melissa has been doing so much and this person Ibo France wants to say the lady landed on a spaceship. He doesnot know one thing about Melissa Skerrit. He/she does not even know anything about Dominica too. If the person knew even Roseau, they would know who she is and what she has been doing for the past few years.

      • Roseau Central
        June 20, 2019

        Tell us what Mel aka Gucci been doing for the past years? Working in a bar while Married to say in the states? Marry a PM to live the high life? Serving expired ration? Using a very questionable foreign “donor” to serve our children vienna sausage and bread and calling it a feeding program after her husband put the parents in a position where they have to beg? The only votes melissa getting in from mediocre thinking people like you who see yourselves only as beggars. The proud hard working people from the centre of the country will not put us to shame and vote for airhead.

  28. June 19, 2019

    Driven by a desire to provide a level field for persons who would otherwise be disadvantaged, Melissa Poppone-Skerrit has more to her than meets the eye.

    Having been raised to adopt the same philanthropic ideals that her father was officially recognized for during our 40th independence celebrations, melissa has taken generosity to another level and touched thousands of lives through her visionary initiatives.

    • ?????????????
      June 19, 2019

      Roy B I cannot like your comment! You guys read what Roy B has just said. That is why I know that you all are driven by more than hatred, envy, jealousy and it is getting you people sick (bitter and bitter). Heal yourselves people. Get up and do something before something happen to you all. You guys must not be sleeping at night thinking of the next mischief story (words) to come up against some persons who are doing the best for Dominica. What have you guys done but only speak negative against the PM and now his wife? Some of you must be calling his name aloud in your sleep. Some of you must be hurting your partners . you know what I mean. Obssessed with the PM. Get a life! Support who u want to, wait for the day to vote but do not hate anyone. The PM is from this country so is his wife. You do not have to support him but I know he has done a lot here. What have you guys done but hate? Time to man and woman up. I do not care for the dislikes really. The truth.

      • RandyX
        June 20, 2019

        Yes he’s done a lot here. Mainly lifting the treasury big style. Or how do you explain that up to now he fails to publish the CBI accounts or even worse to tell us what happened with the 100 million from Venezuela. So if you still continue worshipping this lot that your business. No doubt they look after you well!!!

        • ?????????????
          June 20, 2019

          RandyX you again with your foolish story about debt forgiven monies. I have explained to you before in layman terms what is debt forgiveness. But your hatredness and dictatorial attitude, I am sure you and all the others did not take the time to read an explanation of what debt forgiveness is. It is pathetic how ignorant you have become and stubborness so you do not read, you cannot learn.

          DEBT FORGIVENESS – ONE DOES NOT RECEIVE MONEY. iF U HAVE A DEBT FORGIVEN, IT MEANS U DO NOT HAVE TO PAY BACK. SO NO MONEY WAS GIVEN.. GO TO A BANK OR CREDIT UNION AND ASK THEM TO EXPLAIN WHAT DEBT FORGIVENES IS. WROTE IN BOLD SO U AND THOSE WHO HATE AND CANNOT UNDERSTAND WILL.

          Smff – I tell u forget what u owe me and I still give u the amount u owe me. What an ignorant badger of honour worn by u hateful people.

          The PM did not receive money from Venuezuela – Torney – hard headed!

  29. Langue sal
    June 19, 2019

    Boy how come ma skerrit running for election nah
    Garcon dcan sort
    A sort to represent Roseau central thats what we come to
    What a shame
    Skerro have little respect for dcans
    But I love my pm isn’t that our mo

  30. Manhimself
    June 19, 2019

    Woiiii dno on fyahhh. Your reporters need a treat for that juicy piece…Skerrit self wicked go throw the pretty girl under d bus like that. She self not seeing the PM making margee with her by sending her in the line of fire? I.would say no. But again telling king skerro no is looking for trouble. Girl honor your husband eh

  31. I want to know
    June 19, 2019

    Mr Wickham, would you allow your “wife” or your “husband” to follow your footsteps and become a political pollster?

  32. Lin clown
    June 19, 2019

    Although PREVOST fed the PARROS he won by 3 votes.The mighty ISAAC won by 65 votes If the Labour supporters remain true which they will.MELLISA WILL WIN ROSEAU CENTRAL.

    • Ibo France
      June 19, 2019

      Lin Clown, the government has gotten less popular since the last election. Don’t take comfort with those stats. You live looking in the rearview mirror too much. Start living in the present, kep abreast with the times.

      • June 19, 2019

        Ibo France, are you out of your mind?

        A man who knew exactly what he had to do to win the battle against Tropical Storm Erika and the wrath of Hurricane Maria, to come out the victor, do you say he has gotten less popular since the last election? Pray, tell me how did you see this happening, nuh!

    • viewsexpressed
      June 20, 2019

      Skerrit must Go, Melissa must not come in. As a matter of fact, she must Go away even before coming in. We cannot, must not have immature clowns in our government. This is like a failed family affair we must root out. The same way Haiti reduced to abstract poverty due to the failed, corrupt, inept incompetence of the Papa Doc and Baby Doc. Them especially Baby Doc were failures, lived nice, prestigious life, while Haitians ran to Dominica.
      Absolutely no way we will have another Skerrit (Scare-it) in our Parliament. What on earth is the background profession of this woman other than just being the wife of an extremely failed inept Prime (Odd) Minister for over 19 years. We cannot, must not condone, another Skerrit couple in parliament in our government business for another 19 years. This is and will be a disaster as two immature people attempting to run our states affairs. This is no place for hair dressing, Bin Bobol, Fertilizer Bobol, our passports sales and on going incompetence.

  33. LANGSAL
    June 19, 2019

    melissa is clearly a ceremonial figure and can bring nothing absolutely nothing positive to dominican lives. it would be ashame if she got a 100 votes.

  34. Dominican
    June 19, 2019

    It is questionable whether the P.M.’s wife is eligible as a member of parliament. Our constitution, under chapter III, Art, 32, point 1a stipulates that: “A person shall not be qualified to be elected or appointed as a representative or Senator if he (she) is by virtue of his own act, under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power or state”
    If mrs. Skerrit is a citizen of the U.S.A, this would disqualify her from membership of our parliament under this rule.

    • Ibo France
      June 19, 2019

      I think she is eligible to contest an election in Dominica. She is the holder of a Green Card but not a fully fledged citizen of the US. Let’s put that to rest. However, Melissa is astonishingly gorgeous but does not have much between the ears. The lady is exceptionally unsuited for any post in Cabinet.

      • Frank N Stein
        June 19, 2019

        What makes Melissa astonishingly gorgeous? Light skin, long curly hair? I should send you her pic of her without makeup. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

        • Ibo France
          June 19, 2019

          Is that too much to give her? Let’s just give her that much. Ok?

      • Wits
        June 19, 2019

        Astonishingly gorgeous? Fair skin makes astonishingly gorgeous? I mean she’s an average looking woman, she’s not hideous, but astonishingly gorgeous is stretching the joke… then again my meat is your poison and vice versa

      • Iamanidiot
        June 19, 2019

        I’m sorry…”astonishingly gorgeous”
        Why? Cause she have nice hair and a “shabine”? If I send you for an astonishingly gorgeous person and you came back with Melissa we have to throw hands. I’m not saying she ugly but…have you seen her without make up?
        You bugging tf out.

      • Dominican
        June 20, 2019

        I mentioned citizenship because that would confirm beyond doubt the ineligibility to stand as a candidate for our parliament. However, the scope of our law is much wider than that and all-encompassing
        Our constitution does not define the nature of any act or mention any document conferring status. A U.S. green card also imposes obligations to the U.S.A. on its holder, such as obeying all laws of that country, declare income and pay tax on sources worldwide, even if not permanent in the U.S.A., or after expiry of the card (for up to five years I believe). Furthermore they must support the country’s democratic form of government whilst males between the ages of 18and 25 are liable to be called up for military service.
        It can be argued therefore that the holder of a U.S. green card is also ineligible to be a member of our parliament by virtue of acknowledgement, certainly of obedience and adherence to a foreign power or State.

  35. gary esprit
    June 19, 2019

    Nothing is more illustrative of Roosevelt Skerrit’s contempt and disrespect for the people of Dominica and the Roseau Central seat than his decision to select his wife to represent that constituency .
    It is impossible to digest this news without thinking that politically speaking, the country is retrogressing . It’s as if we are back in the days of JB Charles and Howell Shillingford, the colonial era where people of wealth and influence decided the course of the country, not the democratic process that future generations would come to know.
    Skerritt’s decision to impose his wife on the people of Roseau also indicates his tendency towards autocracy. What’s wrong with residents of a constituency picking their own candidates?
    Is he so contemptuous of voters that he thinks they are too stupid to have an opinion as to who should represent them?
    Apparently he is not satisfied with the wealth he has accumulated. He feels he must create his own dynasty and selecting his wife is the…

    • Ibo France
      June 19, 2019

      @Gary Esprit
      Those comments are so sound that they cannot be robustly challenged. Power is more intoxicating than all alcoholic beverages. Skerrit is ‘stone drunk’ with power. Power has unearthed the once latent greed, selfishness, cruel and arrogant tendencies that was buried deep in psyche. Now we know that this soul is eternally sick. The man truly thinks that he can forever run rough shod over Dominicans for most of them are fools and the others are easily bribed. Another five years with this man again? Unthinkable!

  36. Ripe patat
    June 19, 2019

    Clearly Melo is going to take a beating but I’ll enjoy the handouts she giving along the way :lol:

  37. %
    June 19, 2019

    Why are you so tight lipped about your polls? Melissa is a non issue. The Roseau voters are politically astute, and cannot be bought with money or bribes. The same applies to all the other Roseau’s ..
    But for Labourites the surprise of their life will be when they hear Labour loses Petite Savanne after holding the seat for 30years!!
    S m g
    S m g
    L S m g n

  38. DC
    June 19, 2019

    She must work in order to get successful result. This notion that you can put a broom in certain constituencies and a particular Party will win, is total disrespect to the people. She must prove to the people that she genuinely cares. Soso is a very weak candidate and so in my view Melissa can create history. Just focus on a grassroots campaign and never lose touch with the people. DLP, for the continued transformation of Dominica!

    • Ibo France
      June 19, 2019

      DC, let your conscience be your guide. You know it for you have just said it in a roundabout way. Melissa is out of touch with the average Dominican. She cannot relate to their pain and suffering. While she is living his champagne, name brand lifestyle, most of her countrymen, women, children and babies are catching hell. Melissa among the ordinary folks is like a Five Star Hotel in a barren desert. It’s incompatible, the relationship.

      • ?????????????
        June 19, 2019

        Ibo France behave yourself I say again. You know nothing of Mrs. Skerrit! If u did you would not have said this and again I ask are you in Dominica? Are you in Roseau? If you did, you would not say something dumb like that. Leave the lady out of your foolishness and wait for election to vote the blue party you like. It is your choice. but stop this propoganda on DNO you hear I say. Mrs Skerrit is a fine lady. You hear what I say. Do not attempt to degrade her.

        • RandyX
          June 21, 2019

          Get out of here, Mary! Who are you trying to fool?????? You are a sad creature!!!

  39. Daughter of the soil
    June 19, 2019

    Mel show them what woman power is you are a loving individual with a big heart you will be victorious

    • jamie
      June 19, 2019

      Yea dream again,i have nothing against women in power,but he husband has stained that opportunity for her,Roseau people are not fools,and will not be bought.

    • Ibo France
      June 19, 2019

      Big heart? The only thing big about Melissa is her joint bank account.

    • Toto
      June 20, 2019

      As far as Im concern she is Skerrits trophy wife and if she was married before that second marriage here before a catholic pries is a sham because unless your marriage anulled by the Vatican you can not be married again in a catholic church. Who will tell us the truth for once, perhaps father Sharpliss?

  40. Ibo France
    June 19, 2019

    Melissa has no political awareness or intuition. Vying for political office is not a beauty contest. It’s an affront for her husband to force her on the good people of Roseau Central. The lady is an intellectual featherweight, unaccomplished. There is no Ministry of Name Brand nor Cosmetic Products in government.

    • Love this Country
      June 19, 2019

      And tell us exactly what her opponent Soso has.

      • Ibo France
        June 20, 2019

        Is that a rhetorical question? The man is a people’s person. He is no fake like his opponent. He does not just show up occasionally to hand out gifts bought with the State’s money. He hives of his time and efforts by coaching the kids. He is university trained. The man is visionary and practical. He will make an exceptional Minister. Ponder on those things now.

    • ?????????????
      June 19, 2019

      Leave her alone. Woman power! You do not know anything about her I say!

  41. Zandolin
    June 19, 2019

    But what she doing running for election anyway
    The woman is too dump
    No intellectual capacity
    And please she cant be compared to gaston browns wife
    Wickham should know that

    • give her a break
      June 19, 2019

      :-o How dare you say she’s a duncecyat? She’s pretty and she can dance, and she’s pretty and… I bet she can cook too. :roll:

    • ?????????????
      June 19, 2019

      Zandoli give her a break. Repeating things that u cannot prove for a fact. That is how u people thrive on gossip and say say. No facts just repeaters!

      • Zandolin
        June 20, 2019

        Can you let genuine dcans give their opinion on things that will affect them in the long run
        @??? Did i inform you i thrive on gossip,
        Can you just shut up when someone has an opposing view. Its people like you that have the country being driven by vagabonds misfits etc
        And i will repeat the dlp candidate for roseau central is not an avid choice
        By extension the entire labour team should be rejected including whatever you all got in dca passing as prime minister
        And yes for your info im aquainted with labour party principles when labour party once had morales geared by the likes of leblanc rosie douglas etc
        Please allow dcan to voice their opinion ,at the end of day we are the ones that feels the heat after whatever decision is made every 5 years

        • ?????????????
          June 20, 2019

          Zandolin Rude & insultive as u are . I am also a genuine Dominican & I should also give my opinion. I did not insult you. But the like of you dictatorial people, are quick to insult persons who do not support you all. Democracy! but u all are quick to insult. I never insulted u but u think that the world revolves around you & your cronies. The only person’s view that are valid are yours & your cronies or those against the PM of the country. I think for myself. I see a lot done here. I am not overseas. It is high time to stop insulting, hating. My view are valid & I will not tell you to shut up. You guys cannot win persons over. Which heat are u feeling? there is no heat but make up to discredit those you all hate. I do have a conscience & I read, listen to news. Look at yourself – what have u done for country as Winston Churchill asked? Pathetic! Let election time come; no matter the outcome, you complainers will make up a story. Remember Hurricane Maria!…

          • Zandolin
            June 21, 2019

            @????
            Did i tell you i live overseas?
            Was i rude ?dont think so
            Have you seen a lot being done in dca re development?
            If your answer is yes then you need to check dr rickets if shes around seeing that your government hates it own.
            Go visit st kitts to see what passport revenue can do then maybe you can give a fair comparision
            Yeah i remember maria
            Yeah and i have been doing for my country for many years now
            Be careful how you read into peoples words no one knows who is who
            Thats the beauty of internet sometimes .
            God bless

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  42. viewsexpressed
    June 19, 2019

    “If pollster Peter Wickham had his way about the wives of politicians entering the political arena, the decision would always be flat out “no”.”

    Melissa it is a FLAT “NO”, stay away from our govenment democracy business. So please refrain, excuse yourself from this political task you seem to feel honoured to enter. Surely y9u will NOT get my vote, so, says my family and any friends. So please go away, go engage y9ur elf in community work and dont be a failure like your husband who has ruined our island Domininca over 19 years. There is no growth development taking place n Dominica, ony growth taking place appears to be in the pockets of those who are politicians at the highest level while our people are in poverty and down and out. I wonder what is Melissa gonna do IF she wins. Melisa I wish you to lose and head back to the USA. We have not seen or heard any meaningful programme or project you are able to undertake. Your husband failed us and he/you needs to go. We are…

  43. Soso for Roseau
    June 19, 2019

    The residents and legally registered voters of the Roseau Central Constituency must protect their political heritage by ensuring that the Dominica Labour Party does not win the Roseau Central Constituency.

    The residents and legally registered voters of the Roseau Central Constituency must continue to give their full and unequivocal support to the United Workers Party (UWP) Team Dominica and its candidate, Mr Glenroy “Soso” Cuffy. And be part of the team expected to form the next Government when the upcoming polls are called

    This DLP Administration has abandoned Roseau’s development for the past 19 years, and every election season the same DLP comes up with all kinds of plans and programs they never implement. We the people of Roseau cannot be fooled twice, Once bitten by Joseph Isaac, twice shy by the DLP.

    We also expect the residents and legally registered voters of Roseau North constituency to totally reject Joseph Isaac when the polls are called. Danny Lugay all the…

    • ?????????????
      June 19, 2019

      Wait for the election day Soso! What are your plans if u win? Are you aware that Tropical Storm Erica was here in 2015? Are you aware of Hurricane Maria here in 2017? realistically did u see the damage all around the country? Not Roseau alone. For a PM who has had 2 major hurricane/storm and look at where we are at. Your words are empty because we are still in recovery mode. Granted some things may have not been implemented because of the challenges of the storm and hurricane but what are you bringing to the table in recovery mode? Do not walk around blindly. What are you plans to work toward full recovery. What are you doing on the ground even you are not yet in? Well let me tell this young lady has done a lot in Roseau & elsewhere whilst you are just speaking of ‘Change is a must”. We know what we have . We do not know what we will be getting under u guys. You have not done anything to show that you are ready to continue works you have started in the community.

  44. Iamanidiot
    June 19, 2019

    I think she will win, but for the life of me. I can’t understand how offering people money in exchange for a vote is right, that’s borderland bribery. If Melissa upon entering your house saw a blue flag, she certainly won’t take your name down to “See what she can do for you “.
    I get campaigning and telling peeps I will do X Y and Z , but literally handing out money…the money is given with the understanding that ” I scratch your back you scratch mine.”
    Secondly…Miss Skerrit, doesnt have an interest in politics or the people. Her claim to fame is a “Feed the children” initialize. (Congrats but where is min of Education/welfare etc) And other feats performed because of being a PM’s wife. But apart from her husband, I highly doubt she would have been interested in going to run to represent the poor man when she cannot relate. I mean like…
    What does she know about putting a nail thru the strap of slipper because the round part under it burst?

    • Peace
      June 19, 2019

      Your name says it all. I could not understand the main point of your post because of all the spelling and grammatical errors. Way to go, Iamanidiot!

      • Iamanidiot
        June 19, 2019

        If you can’t understand what I wrote… I think we should swap names.

      • viewsexpressed
        June 20, 2019

        Focus on the content and the value of the message. This is not an English test. This is a test for you and us to focus on the protection of our Domininca and our people, who has been in corrupt political bondage for the past 19years. This Skerrit has failed us because he came into that high office , immature and ignorant to the challenged of good governance, decency in government and to have this so called Melissa hanging about is already continued disaster where failed Skerrit has left out. Melissa must Not come in and Skerrit must Get list, go away, we had enough of 19 failed years with you and your failed corru0pt Bin and Fertilizer Bool and the abuse of the use of the Red Clinic, abusing our poor families reducing them to beggars. Labour government.
        Melissa and Skerrit are not at the level of intellectuals to be in government or in Parliament. We need decent people in office who are committed to the socio-economic development of our Dominica a. We welcome Hon Linton and UWP…

    • ?????????????
      June 19, 2019

      idiotic comment. We have moved up from putting a nail thru the slippers. This only happened in the 60’s, I am sure you do not know that as you seem young. If you were over 50, you would have known how we have evolved – school feeding programmes, transportation for school children; scholarships (in the 60’s 70’s is was about 4), Free medical care for those under 16 and over 60. Just recently free school for the college students & I can go on and on. In the 60’s there was only four secondary schools = Convent, Grammar School, St Mary;s Academy and Wesley High School. All secondary students had to board &lodge in Roseau. Now all students are given the opportunity to go to secondary school; there are a lot more subjects etc. Stop talking idiotic. The Haitians love this country. They work & support their family back home i tell you just like the Dominicans who went to UK, USA, St Thomas, Antigua etc. We are great for them whilst u complain and criticize. Stop cry down DA.

  45. Johnny
    June 19, 2019

    Easy Win for Melo without a doubt.

    • Iamanidiot
      June 19, 2019

      Based on what? What’s she bringing to the table that you’re excited for?
      You have once chance to convince me to vote for her. Do your best

      • ?????????????
        June 19, 2019

        I addressed u above. Stop call yourself an idiot! Then you will see and do your homework. Do not judge the young lady but try to do some background yourself on the 2 candidates. This lady I know for a fact has been involved in community outreach programmes for a long time now. She can bring a lot to the table. She loves people. She was on the ground just after the hurricane checking on the Elderly and Children in Roseau and environs. So perhaps the persons asked her to represent them. Now stop repeating what u hear. Do your own homework and you will learn a lot. Speak, read and you will learn a lot. She has been involved in a lot of enhancement programs for our young people and have supported many of the less fortunate. Do your homework.

      • Neville
        June 20, 2019

        Envelopes full of cash. Apart from that, absolutely nothing. Nothing at all!
        Come to think of it, may be another airport in this area. Plans are being drawn as we speak…

  46. Kermit
    June 19, 2019

    Hahahas once Peter whikam can say that trust me he didnt find nothing good. He would of flat out say she would take it. They are just eating your money my love.

  47. Terry Green
    June 19, 2019

    Easy Win for Melo without a doubt.

  48. Jonathan Y St Jean
    June 19, 2019

    Melissa, I hope you are a strong person. I know you are brave to enter the political fray but for Wickham to speak the way he did, suggests that his polling does not have a win for Labour in Roseau central. The Skerritt family party strategy of liking people to be poor, and giving them pittance so they like you as their provider won’t work, not in Roseau central. The strategy of a win by any means necessary, which saw the mass importation of voters is under scrutiny and the reliance on Haitians to boost the numbers is not going to work. If you thought by bringing down Sinach and company at a cost of $250,000.0 plus would put food on the table and provide jobs and dignity to the populace, you are soon to realize that Roosevelt is a political novice. Start planning for your life after the defeat because it will hit you hard, maybe not financially, but psychologically and socially. Get out before its too late.

    • ?????????????
      June 19, 2019

      Jonathan live the lady alone. Are you coming to vote? Let democracy prevail. I am always very surprised at you & your comments although this one is not harsh. Melissa has gone up, let her run. Can you not wait? If your candidate win, then you will be happy. But what if she wins even if the pollster says she has to work hard? Working hard is what bring results. A man like you Jonathan knows that. Let the lady work hard as I know she is not afraid to work hard. She has always been working. This is a fact. What you should be concerned though about is to tell your preferred party to work hard too instead of inciting people to strife, warlike activities & demonstration. Stop hating persons not supporting their party, insulting persons. Respect others if they spent more time working hard, doing something in the various communities to educate &help persons, they would a force. Hurricane Maria gave u guys the opportunity to work hard but instead u hating on PM. Love Jonathan

  49. Gee
    June 19, 2019

    Melissa Skerrit will be taking that Roseau Central seat home to the Dominica Labour Party. ‘Mel for the City!’

  50. RedFlagsDon'tVote fyi
    June 19, 2019

    A WASTE OF TIME candidate. RECYCLED much lmao!! One less seat theOpposition has to think too deep about! Labour gonna lose EVERY ROSEAU constituency!! #Watch

  51. Melissa will lose
    June 19, 2019

    8) Wickham, this time I agree with you 100%. Melissa as candidate for Roseau Central is a terrible…, horrible idea because she is going to lose BIG time. Everybody knows that, sorry Mel. I know you advised him against it but he does what he wants to do anyway, right? Glenroy “Soso” Cuffy will be victorious! ROSEAU IS BLUE, we blue, we blue and we are staying that way. In fact, we are going to take Roseau Valley, because they don’t want their parl rep to be part of the next opposition (DLP) Skerrit Family Party :lol: . Roseau we voting UWP, all the way with the saw. Workersssssss!

  52. Jack Sparrow
    June 19, 2019

    Poll… Mr. Wickham, Poll?
    Thats what we want. Don’t tell us something we already know.
    Release your findings Sir, let us analyze them.

  53. little yout
    June 19, 2019

    Mr Peter Wickham you are very ignorant of Dominica’s local politics. The Dominica labour party has never won the Roseau central seat, certainly not in thirty-five years. This young girl has never lived in Roseau central, never played any sport at the windsor park, she lived in the united states, we never heard of her until she started a relationship with the prime minister. Mr wickham, it is impossible for her to win Roseau central, and the prime minister knows that. Impossible!!!!!

  54. June 19, 2019

    O its your husband that bring you…in a hot seat…he ir love you.skerro u wickid…popone any cane juice sir?.its good for health but skerro not good for her…soso is a man of natural humility but am not suffering from amnexia..sick mr and mrs…mellisa your children will always be your children but i bet skerro will not slwsys be your whore zee..his a male jazeebel

  55. viewsexpressed
    June 19, 2019

    “If pollster Peter Wickham had his way about the wives of politicians entering the political arena, the decision would always be flat out “no”. Also Wickham is saying: “I have never been thrilled about the idea of wives following their husbands into politics”. Especially this wife who appears to know nothing, just like her failed inept father, about socio-economic development. This is not Soap Opera, but a very arranged slippery soap to further destroy our island. where on earth is this lady gonna be located…as acting Odd Minister. Well, please get rid of this woman and also of Skerrit, and let us build up a new government with the trusted UWP.
    This company is not gonna work for Dominica, and our people who are in poverty, with no agriculture and to rip and export. What on earth is Melissa gonna do IF she wins. Well, se better not and she better jump on the next flight and head back to USA, where it appears you are well located. We have no time for flare and political ignorance.

    • ?????????????
      June 19, 2019

      Wait on the election! Melissa is from Goodwill and her parents have been doing business for the past decades – Valantines . You all like to repeat what other say. Always saying the young woman is in States when in fact she is always here. Yes of course she travels. She has business to so business people travel to shop stuff for their businesses but I am so fed up of hearing you people repeat what others say without proving whether it is true. That is all you people thrive on gossip. You don’t spread any good thing that happen. But your turns will come and you feel like those whom u gossiped about without knowing if is true.

  56. viewsexpressed
    June 19, 2019

    I am so upset and annoyed with the destruction of our Roseau, our villages, our Dominica and to see this fake face smile looking at us as if we wish to have this immature person, like a father, come into our politics empty handed just to be on that broken stage of failed corrupt labour government and be around with bedfellows who for 19years condone this on going Bobol, corrupt whereas we have outstanding issues to deal with. The Bin Bobol, the fertilizer Bobol, the abuse of stats funds through the Red Abusive Clinic nd we want to know if this is what this immature, childish woman would lie to be surrounded by She may ignorant and n denial of the truth of this failed nept Skerrit who has ruined our Dominica. What then on earth is this woman called Melissa doing to get into government with my tax money for her beauty but not for anything to do with being in government. What childish idiotic and loose child to have this Melissa to be in Governemnt whereas her husband have us in poverty.

  57. LifeandDeath
    June 19, 2019

    If Dominicans can’t see by now that Skerrit is indeed a poor decision maker, then this is more proof.
    We don’t have to wonder how Dominica got to this state of demise. The man walking with his eyes closed. Why put your wife through this. #MadEgo

  58. LaPlaine Observer
    June 19, 2019

    The introduction of Melissa to the political arena represents a dictatorial transformation from Skerritt to his wife and possibly down to his son. Since Skerritt believes that he will be PM until he transfers the reign of power to his family, these are the indications that he is paving the way to accomplish that.

  59. Frank N Stein
    June 19, 2019

    Melissa cannot compare to the wives of the PMs of other caribbean islands. The first reason is that these women are EDUCATED! They are intellects in their own rights and they know that work is. Melissa was born into her parents “wealth” for want of a better word then married into our MONEY. Whomever forced her to get into politics is wicked or just senseless and desperate. She would have better served her husband’s political future by just continuing to be the TROPHY wife. If she jumped in on her own because she envy celebrity status or want to copy Maria Browne et al she should learn to accept herself and build on it.

    • Realist
      June 19, 2019

      Frank N Stein, imagine that. You said that the wives of the other PM’s in the Caribbean are educated. Why is it that the leader of your party is uneducated? Are you a hypocrite!

  60. RandyX
    June 19, 2019

    She has not got a chance in hell even if he dumps a truck load of money there. Firstly, she has not got enough upstairs but he would be able to rectify that in buying her a Dr. title. They go cheap in India. Secondly, who the hell is she? What has she done for Dominica? Is giving a few scholarships paid for by passport agents good enough? I would advice her to stay in New York and look after her children rather than coming to DA to show of her handbags, cloth and watches!

    • ?????????????
      June 19, 2019

      Randyx the woman always hear and all you always saying she is New york. Hahaha people you are pathetic. The lady has been living here. yes she goes out sometimes. Really and I am saying what I know. Boy all you how to spread propoganda! This will not work. Speak the truth always. Truth will set u free.

    • Realist
      June 19, 2019

      Where did Linton go to school at ? What are his credentials? If Linton was ever elected to be leader of Dominica he would be the only leader of any country in the world that never went to college; hence , he doesn’t have a degree to showcase .

  61. Not A Herd Follower
    June 19, 2019

    What is Peter Wickham talking about? He says the DLP lost the Roseau Central constituency two elections ago. Labour never had Roseau Central. So much for his knowledge about Dominican politics! And DNO did not correct him!

    ADMIN: Thank you. We did realize and had it updated with some detailed information.

    • STALIN
      June 19, 2019

      hmm . well it seems you did not read the paragraph which followed .

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