NEW TO THE SLATE: Ernie Jno. Finn – UWP candidate for Castle Bruce

Ernie Jno. Finn

EDITOR’S NOTE: In this new feature, “New To The Slate” DNO takes a close look at new candidates, of all political persuasions, who have decided to brave the sometimes muddy arena of electoral politics. We begin with Ernie Jno. Finn. 

Former Education Officer for the Eastern District, Ernie Jno. Finn, has become the face and voice of the United Workers Party (UWP), on the ground, in the Castle Bruce constituency, as preparations get underway  for the highly anticipated upcoming general election in Dominica.

Jno. Finn has been accepted as the United Workers’ Party (UWP) candidate for the Castle Bruce constituency, according to UWP Leader, Lennox Linton.

Jno. Finn, who has been Principal of both the Castle Bruce Primary School and the Morne Jaune Primary School, told Dominica News Online (DNO), that her decision to enter the political arena for the first time, was fuelled by a desire to see change.

“I have been looking at the people in my constituency, and the country on a whole; and I think things are not getting better, but the lives of my people, their livelihood, that’s not getting better… and I think we need change,” she explained. “And I think I can bring about that change in my people… I have decided to contest the election on a UWP ticket.”

Jno. Finn, a native of the community of Good Hope, referred to the UWP as the “the better team”—the only party equipped to restore the country from its current state, which she believes is deplorable.

“I think this is the only party that can take Dominica from the ashes that it is in right now—from the dust, from the gutters— and put a smile back on her face,” she elaborated. “Dominica is crying day and night because of the levels of corruption, the level of oppression, the level of injustice that is going on in this country… A grey cloud is hanging over this country, and it has to be removed; and the party that can remove that grey cloud is the United Workers’ Party.”

The UWP candidate expressed her dissatisfaction with the current government, the Dominica Labour Party (DLP), claiming that they have introduced citizens to a “begging mentality,” which must be removed.

This, she said, can be done through educating people “so that their eyes can be opened, their minds can be opened, so they can see better, so they can see life clearer.”

Jno. Finn, who began teaching in 1971 at the age of 13, insisted that the youth be provided with education and employment, in order to “give them something in the country that they can look forward to, that they can do, and maintain themselves and better themselves, and remain here, and make a positive contribution to their country.”

She voiced disappointment with infrastructural issues within her constituency, and throughout the island—particularly with what she referred to as the permanent use of temporary bridges since the passage of Tropical Storm Erika in 2015.

“The damages from Erika have not been touched. Look at our bridges. After Erika we had some bailey bridges… In my opinion, a bailey bridge is a temporary bridge. A temporary bridge should not remain there for years,” she stated.

Despite being new to politics, Jno. Finn believes that she has “very strong” chances of winning in her constituency.

“I feel that I will win. I feel it, and I see it,” she said.

Jno. Finn holds a Diploma in Education from the University of the West Indies (UWI), and earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Educational Management in 2003.

Jno. Finn will replace UWP President Isaac Baptiste as the candidate for the Castle Bruce constituency in the upcoming election, which is constitutionally due in 2020. She assured DNO that there is no bad blood between the two, and that they are, in fact, “working together.”

‘Teacher Ernie’, as she is commonly known, describes herself as an avid volunteer within her community. She tutors children, and as a Catholic, is deeply involved in the church, as Chairperson of the church committee and choir leader.

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93 Comments

  1. viewsexpressed
    August 20, 2018

    Go for it Teacher Ernie. As Issac Baptiste has made way for you after a great spell as Parl Re, we know that you will hold on to that Baton strong and be with your struggling people in he East where Skerrit and his surrogates has abused the constituency with illiterate representation and stupidity. we now have a dedicated, educated, conscious retired high ranking teacher. We wish her well that she will represent all in the constituency, be they DLP, UWP, Pappy, independent or whoever, will surely be served. That Team UWP operates under its experienced and mature leader, Hon Lennox Linton., and strong dedicated, qualified team.

  2. Tj
    August 19, 2018

    Wonderful choice for Castle Bruce constituency. GOOD LUCK

  3. Da
    August 19, 2018

    With a team like the one UWP is putting together they are going to make Dominica Great Again!

  4. Massacre
    August 19, 2018

    I tell you all that UWP is moving in leaps and bounds to to present Dominica with the most competent team of men and women we have ever had in a political party in Dominica. Here we see a fully qualified lady in Ms. Jno. Finn and I know she will do well to take Dominica to a higher level where we all can once again be proud of being Dominicans.
    Team Dominica ready to move Da forward. I am on board are you?

  5. August 19, 2018

    Why do retired people don’t stay retired? When they are young and full of energy they don’t enter politics. Her pension and gratuity are secured, she says nothing that inspires confidence, just the same talk that anyone entering politics will utter sounding as empty as ever.

    • viewsexpressed
      August 20, 2018

      Anon you are boring and appears to be very jealous of this qualified Dominican heading for higher heights and tuned to the politics of 2018. Skerrit is outdated after 18 miserable DLP corrupted years under his failed and immature politics. Teacher Erne has been a teacher for 13 years and highly qualified holding prestigious position in government teaching our children at many schools. You get my drift of this Lady`s qualification and high positions Can you compare this with failed Skerrit?

      Domininca seriously needs change, committed dedicated people who will not abused states funds and have Dominicans as paupers and begging for money at the PM`s office. This is shameless and disgusting reducing our people to beggars as they go hungry because failed Skerrit and his corrupt labour government has not produced jobs after 18 years in government. No banana industry, no fisheries industry, no Kabuli, no Ross university, etc ,, Anon please add to the list of failed Skerrit
      good luck…

    • August 20, 2018

      There can be a coming together of experienced persons collaborating with younger persons to build a stronger, better Dominica. So don’t be so myopic and cast away retirees. The lady is coming with a wealth of knowledge that is beneficial and can be embraced by the youths.

    • August 20, 2018

      Don’t get blue vex, that’s my opinion which I have a right to have and express. Running a government is not sitting down and waiting for things to happen, it requires doing things to make things happen, it also requires a certain level of energy. Elderly retirees should just stay out of politics. This is not about qualifications for if she was not qualified you and your gang would be lying, trying to convince others how eminently qualified she is as that is the nature of your politics. Just reading her quotes, she lacks vision. With all her qualifications her ability is limited to repeating the worn out talking points of the UWP……

    • August 20, 2018

      I can’t believe any one would make such a statement, these are the people who have all the education and knowledge needed to run the country, one do not stop providing their wealth of knowledge because they are retired. And one do not become a politician in a day or so it’s a craft that one have to keep developing on over years so I would suggest you rethink your comments and think of the many people who believe she can make a difference.. ” CHANGE IS A MUST ” .

      • August 20, 2018

        Change is a must, but we keep on doing the same thing. Elderly retirees should stay out of representatives politics, just enjoy their retirment……

  6. Shirley Mayers
    August 18, 2018

    Congratulations Ernie! Strong God-Fearing Woman! I know you can do it, all the best. Keep that integrity. May the Awesome God be with you and guide you.

    Love you and George

    Shirley (Orlando)

  7. Roy Williams
    August 18, 2018

    Laborites, Freedomites, Papayites, PPODites and Individual Canidates, please welcome the next Minister of Education in the Lennox Linton led UWP Administration.

    • ??????????
      August 21, 2018

      Roy why don’t you go up too? You will the Minister of Essential products (ETB/Dexia) Rice, Sugar, Milk, flour etc and what other product, you can join the list. I welcome you to the team. And when are you coming to see first hand what is happenning in Dominica?

  8. H C T
    August 18, 2018

    Hi sisserou in 1995 it wasn’t Claudius Sanford. He was nowhere in the picture. At that time it was Francois Barrie.

  9. Peeping Tom
    August 18, 2018

    An okay lady who has nothing to offer at that level. If she is elected, she would be smarter than the Senator from Senjoe but just as ineffective.

    • Ibo France
      August 19, 2018

      The WISE talk because they have something to say; FOOLS because they have to say something. – Plato

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        August 19, 2018

        Maybe you are one of the FOOLS because you are saying something.- Plato was right.

      • Ibo France
        August 19, 2018

        Little toddler, people like you make the world more colorful. The world would be a monotonous place without you. Keep on humouring us with your frivolity. DNO should introduce a Humour Column, you will make a perfect candidate. Who could take you serious?

      • August 19, 2018

        @ Ibo France, you don’t need company in the humour column as you are doing quite well by yourself.

      • August 20, 2018

        @ Ibo France, you don’t need company in the humour column as you are doing quite well by yourself.

      • Ibo France
        August 20, 2018

        Thank you, Anon, for realizing talent when you see it. I’m now thinking about creating my own shows of comic relief because of your confidence in me. Much appreciated bro.

    • Far-i
      August 19, 2018

      PEEPin’ tom I pity you.You need a FAR EYE to see in the future.
      Go draw something and peep at it.

  10. Sisserou
    August 18, 2018

    Subject to correction; It’s Claudius Sanford and not Allan Stanford, my bad. :mrgreen:

  11. Concerned Citizen
    August 18, 2018

    Great candidate, the choice is clear in the castle Bruce constituency… Skerrit and his bunch of ‘cannot do jokers’ must go!!!

  12. CB BOSS
    August 18, 2018

    Congratulations Mrs Jno. Finn!

    I have known you for quite some time. You’re a good candidate. As a matter of fact, your husband and I share the same genetic basin.

    Ultimately, the billion dollar question is, are you the best candidate for the CB constituency?

  13. Sisserou
    August 18, 2018

    1995 Opposition:
    Freedom;
    1)Charles Maynard(soufriere)
    2)Hurbert Saboroach(colihaut)
    Labour;
    1)Roosie Douglass(Portsmouth)
    2)Reginald Austria(cottage)
    3)Urban Baron(petite Savanne)
    4)Ambrose George(Roseau south)
    5)Pierre Charles(grandbay)
    6)Mathew Walters(paix bouch)
    Somebody dare correct me if I’m wrong

    • Dominca Massive
      August 19, 2018

      Point of correction…The United Workers Party won 11 seats
      Marigot
      Wesley
      Carib Reserve
      Castle Bruce
      Grand Fond
      Laplaine
      Vielle Case
      Salisbury
      Senjo
      Roseau North
      Roseau Valley

      That year the Freedom Party and the Labour Party each won 5 seats;
      Freedom Party
      Brain Allyne
      Allyne Carbon
      Hubert Saboroach
      Charles Maynard
      Charles Savarin

      Labour Party
      Roosie Douglas
      Pierre Charles
      Urban Baron
      Ambrose George
      Matthew Walter

  14. Sisserou
    August 18, 2018

    1995 workers team;
    1)Edison James(marigot)
    2)Julius Timothy(Roseau north)
    3)Earl Williams(Salisbury)
    4)Norris Prevo(Roseau central)
    5)Doreen Paul(st. Joe)
    6)Uranus Bannis(castle Bruce)
    7)Vernice Belong(vielle case)
    8)Gertrude Roberts(granfond)
    9)Peter Carbon(Wesley)
    10)Allan Stanford(carib reserve)
    11)Norris Charles(the valley)
    12)Ron Green(laplain)
    13)Julien Prevost(mahaut)
    Somebody correct me if i’am wrong.

    • hmmmmmmmmmmmm
      August 18, 2018

      mahaut brian Alleyne dfp
      salybia francois barrie uwp
      Roseau south ossie walsh dfp
      castle bruce romanus

    • Dominca Massive
      August 19, 2018

      Norris Provost won the Roseau Central Seat in 2005 and 2009.
      Julien Provost won the Seat after Brian Allyne resigned. The contest was between Roy Shillingford of the DLP
      In other words, workers won 1 seat while they were in opposition that was after Dr. Worell Standford resigned, he won the seat in the 1990 election for the DLP…Francois Barrie won the seat in the By-Election.

      Julien Provost won the Mahaut seat while they were in Government…

  15. CB BOSS
    August 18, 2018

    congratulations Mrs Jno Finn!

    I have known you for quite some time. As a matter of fact, Your husband and I share he same genetic basin. You’re a good candidate.

    Ultimately, the billion dollar question is, are you the best candidate for the CB constituency?

  16. Gifted
    August 18, 2018

    Me and my family have voted DLP over the past two elections, I was thinking of not voting this time around. Given what I know about Teacher Ernie, what she has done for me and my family, and what she can do for Castle Bruce and Dominica I will vote for her this time around.
    I believe our country needs Gods blessings again, I am tired of Hurricane after hurricane because we as a people supporting a government that is doing wrong.
    God is telling us something, and he is giving us a chance to correct our mistake next election.
    Teacher Ernie, you have my vote. X

    • Peeping Tom
      August 18, 2018

      :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    • Man bites dogs
      August 18, 2018

      @ Gifted , Reading thought the lines,I think that you are a big time lier, you have never voted labour before. :-P

      • A_DAMassive
        August 18, 2018

        @ Man bites dogs:
        I have begun a novena on your behalf because of your venom and anger. I really do feel sorry for you. To attack a decent person like Ms. Ernie Jno. Finn in the manner you have done, clearly demonstrates that you are on the other side of the deep end.

        You clearly lack the satire embedded in the political rivalry displayed by politicians like Mike Pierro and Rosie the more recent ones. However you are very consistent, because this a very different and new Labour Party where anything goes, because the fish begins to smell from the head.

        Thank you, Thank you, Thank you DNO for granting this forum so people can vent their frustration and fears, else when skerrow goes, I do not know what other outlet would be available.
        @ Man bites dogs: garçon doh copy me again and repeat what I say!!! okay! :mrgreen:

        Thank you again DNO.

      • Gifted
        August 18, 2018

        I do not owe you any justification on who I or my family voted for. Just know that DLP will be getting 4 votes less this year.
        When you get a chance read Proverbs 29:2….When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice;
        when the wicked rule, the people groan.
        With the passing of Erika and now Maria, never have we seen such devastation, not even Hurricane David can compare. Our God is telling us something… return to him and do good and we should rejoice. Support the wicked and we will suffer.
        I am really tired of this punishment God is dealing out to Dominica. No Government is above Gods mighty acts. Time to get rid of this wicked spell upon us.

      • Man bites dogs
        August 19, 2018

        A_DAMassive,I posted my comment but i did not call anyones name therefore no courts in the world cannot charge me.Anyway enough of that for now, love you x

      • Ibo France
        August 19, 2018

        Man bites dogs, everyone knows that you are a very strong DLP diehard. Not everybody knows that you also have a loving spirit and a heart of gold. You will help a poor, struggling person without he/she having to beg you. Let people see that bright, sunny side of you also. Peace bro.

      • A_DAMassive
        August 19, 2018

        @ Man bites dogs:
        Read your previous comment. You mean calling someone a mosquito is not calling names?

        You were very disrespectful to this woman. How would you feel if someone had said that about your mother? Does she not have children or family members reading this insult from you? Come on bro/sis, there is love too, but respect must come first.

        You need to apologize to that woman else I will be coming at you for ever! Someone has to take a stance about the disrespect that is going on in the country, and I am calling on all, in particular the decent ones who contribute to this forum, to begin the process.

      • Man bites dogs
        August 20, 2018

        @ A_DAMassive,Do you really think i will apologize to you or anyone else for sayings the word “mosquito”who ever you are you must be mad as a broom stick!!!

      • A_DAMassive
        August 20, 2018

        You can be a little more truthful and also grateful to @Ibo France. First you claimed you did not call anyone any names, but the evidence is clear that you did by using the word “mosquito” to describe another human being just because she is in a different political party. Then you claim you are not angry, which is clearly disputed by your broom stick indication. It is only because of @Ibo France’s take I tried to show everyone maybe you really ‘could’ be a good person. Bro, why do you allow politics to make you such an angry person? Maybe according to @Ibo France you are a good person but distracted by your blinded support for a political party. As a matter fact, I am confident that you are a good person because in the last few days, I have been praying for you; my novena for you was for positivity. Now a broom stick is not mad. My bro it cleans houses and is very neutral, obedient, and purposeful. Unfortunately, it is not small enough to fit in a human head. :wink: Lead as a…

    • Dominca Massive
      August 20, 2018

      So Ernie has the power to stop Hurricane, very funny

  17. Hats off
    August 17, 2018

    Great!!!! We certainly need some good women on board.God is your guide and protector. Congrats

  18. Ibo France
    August 17, 2018

    Skerrit gives the people handouts but these only last for a very short time.

    This quotation is so relevant when one compares the PM and Teacher Ernie: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

    Ms. Ernie Jno. Finn is a teacher extraordinaire. This lady’s integrity is unquestionably impeccable, her IQ is of the highest level, her work ethics phenomenal and her kindness knows no boundary. She’s a people’s person, very accessible. An exceptionally ‘awesomestatic’ choice!

  19. Truth
    August 17, 2018

    Why uwp always getting people that can be my great grand parents to go up nor. Get some young people. As thou o vex now. Stupes!!!!!!

    • %
      August 18, 2018

      Because the young dimpled ,lazy,cannot do,inarticulate,dunce,out of his depths young man (lazy Skerrit) has failed Dominica
      Imagine Ross,Ross,Ross,a billion dollar business,left Dominica under his lazy,bad,terrible leadership
      So. “””Make Way For The Blue”””‘””
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      Lazy Skerrit Must Go Now

      • August 18, 2018

        This is what the lazy leader did: current surplus in 2017/18 budget $405 million, this allowed Dominica to take care of much of its needs after Maria; built national sport stadium after Freedom and UWP failed to do it; built a new state college resulting in increased enrollment; increased the number of Dominicans attending University; according to the ECCB increased money in circulation and government reserves at the central bank to billions of dollars; drop the level of porverty and unemployment. This lazy leader has also started the construction of anew national hospital and rehabilitated the west coast road with the help of China, rehabilitated the Roseau to Marigot road, built a new bridge in Roseau and the Goodwill link road. Under the lazy leader the Kepinski hotel is heading towards completion and the Marriott is presently been constructed. I could continue to add to achievement s of the lazy leader but you will still continue your idiotic propaganda. Just stating some facts.

      • Ibo France
        August 19, 2018

        Under this pathetic administration the number of citizens falling below the poverty line is rapidly ballooning, unemployment is the highest ever, agricultural production is anemic, civil servants paid starvation salaries, hospital and health centers in shameful conditions, roads in scandalous state of disrepair, bridges falling apart, many public buildings mold infested, no international airport, no modern athletic track, no state of the art cruise facility, the PM becoming ridiculously rich from a civil servant salary, many no bidding multi-million dollar government contracts. The list of deplorables is innumerable. Time is up for this odd concoction of failed actors.

      • August 20, 2018

        @ Ibo France, you are surely talking about a different Dominica. It seems that the only information you are aware of is the information fed to you in UWP anti government propaganda. Do you know that the DFP and the UWP spent 20 years in office(DFP-15 and UWP- 5) and when they left office Dominica was poorer than it is now. During the term of the UWP civil servants we’re not been paid on time, local merchants were not honoring government LPO’s as government was unable to pay, social security deducted from government workers was not paid to Social security, debt to GDP ratio was out of control roads were in a deplorable condition. The 30 million $$$ the DFP left to build the layou river hotel went up in smoke under the UWP, to date no hotel. They left no stadium as the DFP refused continue and complete the canefield stadium started by the Patrick John administration. This lazy leader had to find resources to build roads, pay money owed to SS and merchants, build Stadium and hospital…

      • Ibo France
        August 20, 2018

        Anon, let’s assume for a brief second that your father was a thief, rapist and a murderer. Do you think that you should be judged because of your Father’s gross indiscretions? This present UWP slate of candidates are men and women of superlative quality, unquestionable intelligence and fiercely patriotic. You are well known for your hyperbole and hour butchery of the truth. The UWP’s candidates are not remnants of the past. They are relatively unscathed and resting to set high standards to make all citizens proud.

    • Jonathan Y St Jean
      August 20, 2018

      @Truth, considering that Skerritt and his band of young novices have led Dominica for 18 years and the result is the country has regressed by about 38 years when compared to the other countries in the OECS, it suggests that a mixture of youth and senior candidates is a much better option to deliver the development much needed at this time in the country. Look at the disgrace the country has and is enduring with only young people in charge of the affairs of state.

      • ??????????
        August 21, 2018

        Jonathan Y St Jean. you know you are not in Dominica. When are you coming down? To see first hand view what has happened. Granted we got two (2) set backs in the Name of Tropical Storm Erica & Hurricane Maria – did u hear it was a Category 5? Did you see the pictures of the damage done? Now we can drive almost everywhere even all is not completed 100 %. I would advise you to read Anon comment above . “This is what the lazy leader did: and the other one @ Ibo france. I do agree with his comments & I implore you to read slowly. Remember you left Dominica a while now. I must assure you we have not regressed. Just because you support UWP & you want your party to win does not give you the authority to speak untruths. We have not regressed. Come down to see for yourself. I am sure you will be surprised at what is done since you left. Stop as I have told you & your bro to be hateful. You guys are only hurting yourselves. I bless you guys & ask Jehovah to remove the scales &…

      • ???????????
        August 21, 2018

        Jonathan Y St Jean. I await your comments on the North /South Koreans reunion on DNO. I must warn you though that PM Roosevelt Skerrit name was not mentioned there. But on the lighter side I would really like to see you, your bro, Francisco, Dominican Diaspora, Roy Williams, Truth, Ibo France, %, and the rest who are always so hateful, anti government (actually Hon PM Roosevelt Skerrit) (I respect everyone – even when the one you support will win – I will call him – Honorable PM Lennox linton ). The article is on DNO as well. Gentlemen/Ladies, I await your comment on this article. Also read slowly my comment there as I am awaitng your comments. Blessed day to you guys/ladies. I do await your visit to this beautiful nature Island as well. when you come remove the lynette bois , come with an open mind with love (Ni Labour, UWP, Freedom) What we used to be before. Shake off yourself before boarding the plane. I await you, so we can all socialise &leave out all hatred.

  20. August 17, 2018

    quality person. quality candidate. very credible. we need leaders like her on both sides.

  21. teacher.
    August 17, 2018

    All the best teacher Ernie, i will certainly be giving my support to you this time around.

  22. No more Fear
    August 17, 2018

    Honestly speaking Loren Bannis caused me to be afraid of female candidates in the Castle Bruce constituency in particular, because she was never in it for the people, constituency or country but for her own personal gain. Otherwise it’s going to be a very easy win for Ms. Ernie Jno. Finn

  23. KIND ON THE BLOCK
    August 17, 2018

    Remember your Leader said if you can’t take the heat don’t come in the kitchen!
    What happen to Baptiste? Is it that he is incompetent or a nusense?

    • moi moi
      August 17, 2018

      Baptiste is a man of much better character and education than you. Because of his education, ability and many talented hats he wears – he felt it is best to let another competent person like Teacher Ernie take on that position while he stays in the back as a technocrat. But you will not understand that because you are so full of hate.

      • Barbara Saunders
        August 19, 2018

        You know
        I am a;ways amazed at people on this site writing these objectionable things about other Dominicans and then the minute you say something they do not agree with they refer to hate.
        Hate? Can you have listened to Q95 for 15-20 years every day and talk about hate coming from anyone or anywhere else? The thing is you people expect to say all kinds of things and make all kind of allegations and then people must not even defend themselves or have other people defend them.
        It is characteristic of your group.

        Hear this though whatsoever a man sows that shall he reap. So go right on with the massive pressure on every thing and in every situation. It seems the object/s of the pressure can take it.

        Let’s hope you all can when the tables turn, because trust me, they will turn. Everything is patience.

    • Ibo France
      August 18, 2018

      Focus on the DLP, little toddler . Stop concerning yourself with the UWP’s choice of candidates. The DLP has created so much. They have created so much poverty, misery, animosity, political tribalism, hopelessness and physical and emotional pain. The UWP is a superior alternative as the party is attracting candidates of superlative quality Dr. Sam and now Teacher Ernie. On the other side you have persons of low IQ and of questionable morality. At the next polls there is a clear choice between supreme competence and abject failure.

      • Peeping Tom
        August 18, 2018

        And the nonsense does not stop. The ONLY entity in Dominica that has worked effectively to ensure that Dominicans hate each other, continue to hate each other, and eye everyone suspiciously is the UWP. It was born out of anger and has never stopped making every Dominican believe that he/she has a reason to be vex, at Skerrit….the wind blows, be vex; your husband/wife is stressed, blame SKerrit; your Parl Rep is too busy looking out for himself to care about you, be mad at Skerrit because he hates you. Whatever the situation, be mad at Skerrit and all who support him. In fact, all who support him are non “patriots!”

        Give it to the UWPWee, they have succeeded at deepening the chasms that exist between people and creating new ones. Look in the mirror!

      • Barbara Saunders
        August 19, 2018

        Okay
        The real you is in full glare. No more camouflage of objectivity. Just like the rest, throwing all the negative descriptions which characterise your group at someone else.
        Typical. It’s as if you all actually search out like minds and behaviours to add to your ranks.

        Unprincipled politics of convenience. Joshua Francis was a threat at a point and he very conveniently fell short with this ………………… Look at the treatment and the invectives hurled at him. He was tried most miserably in your internal court as said by yourselves.

        Lo and behold, nothing has changed in terms of the charges against him that anyone knows of, but it is now convenient to hail him as messiah number two and the poor shameless man that I used to have some empathy for, is proving to be just like the rest-brazen and no-faced.

        is that how issues are going to be dealt with in higher office? convenience not principle?

      • Barbara Saunders
        August 19, 2018

        Hello
        Questionable morality? Dr. Sam, pleasant guy that he is. Don’t you think we read and hear of issues in the diaspora?

        Questionable morality? Joshua Francis, pleasant, well spoken guy though he is? All the supposed child rights and women’s rights groups came out blazing in purple when they thought it was Ian Pinard and Crazy. Where are they now? What has changed?

        Questionable morality? Are you asking us to disbelieve the EVIDENCE not ALLEGATIONS that Sam Raphael disclosed that you all conveniently swept under the carpet while brazenly and no-facedly keeping up your ALLEGATIONS against other people?

        Animosity and tribalism, physical and emotional pain? Really? after 20 years of attacks and verbal abuse of President, Bishop, Evangelist, housewife, young people, government officials, elderly, you name it?

        You people are really delusional. You actually seem to believe the things you say or perhaps you firmly believe that Dominicans really have “memoir poule”

      • Ibo France
        August 19, 2018

        Stop peeping and get your facts straight, Peeping Tom. The UWP was not born out of hatred but out of an abundance of concern for the indigent, the marginalized, the underdevelopment of the country. Now that you know, stop peddling your falsehoods. Be truthful for once. Don’t allow lies and mischief to become your best friends like Gary.

      • Ibo France
        August 20, 2018

        Barbara, you have a penchant for upholding wrongs. This atrocious regime has behaved ignominiously throughout its eighteen years of lethargic governance, yet you are its most ardent supporter. Do you have an affinity with wrongdoings? Where is your conscience? It’s advisable that you engage in deep introspective thought before reprimanding sincere critics of this depraved administration.

      • Barbara Saunders
        August 20, 2018

        Ibo France
        I promised not to respond to you again because your camouflage is off, but no I am not a supporter or defender. Read my posts well and you will see that what I am doing is putting the other side on the scale as well so I am not blinded by the negative rhetoric about one side and cover up the equally unacceptable behaviour on the other side.

        I am trying to put it out there so hopefully people are not unfairly swayed in one hypocritical direction. It is precisely because I think wrong is wrong where ever it rears its head that I am taking time to point out wrong doing on the other side since there are a few one eyed giants on this site.

        I also do not think it fair that people should be lulled into any “diable en sac” syndrome. Let us examine all horns on all sides so we can make intelligent decisions.

        Democracy is not only for the ones who can shout the most invectives. It is supposed to be for us all, right?

  24. Dominican Citizen
    August 17, 2018

    I wish this Candidate success in her political endeavors and trust that she will serve her constituency and the country well.

    Congratulations on making this bold and brave move in your pursuit of making Dominica a better place to live, work and enjoy life.

    :wink:

  25. Portsmouth Labourite
    August 17, 2018

    Great choice of Candidate for the UWP Team Dominica – United Working People.

    I wish you success in your political endeavors and trust that you will serve the constituency and country well.
    :wink:

  26. Man bites dogs
    August 17, 2018

    Good heavens another mosquito knock knock!!!

    • A_DAMassive
      August 17, 2018

      You are such an angry person. OMG Freud has passed away. Ther is no help for your anger…. poor child. :twisted:

      • Man bites dogs
        August 18, 2018

        @ Gifted , Reading thought the lines,I think that you are a big time lier, you have never voted labour before. :-P

      • Man bites dogs
        August 18, 2018

        A_DAMassive, You are a joke and a hypocrite calling me an angry person because of my opinion, And then you turning round and do the same.poor child to you :twisted:

  27. Sisserou
    August 17, 2018

    The man of Arab descent, lil tony said to show him the evidence of corruptions of the dlp(dunce lazy people). We ask him where is the evidence of corruption levelled at uwp(united working people) after 18 long years. But again the uwp is a new set of people, they have never been in government before.

  28. Tom Brown
    August 17, 2018

    Pie in the sky. Baptiste what happen, you are dumped.

    • It's not your damn business
      August 17, 2018

      Baptist is the president of UWP.

      • mine
        August 18, 2018

        He was president because he was a candidate a new one merge so sooner or later he will not be. The truth will come out.

    • %
      August 17, 2018

      @Tom Brown
      Baptiste is fine.He is a patriot.Think now of the DLP candidate, John Don’t Know. The Man who promised us “””Sweet and Sour”””chicken from the abattoire.Where is the abattoire? What about the tonnes and tonnes and tonnes of fish we had to export Mr John Don’t Know?
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go Now

    • %
      August 17, 2018

      Baptiste is fine.Lazy Skerrit who cause Ross,Ross,Ross or 30% of our GDP to disappear is not fine!
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go Now

      • Dominican to bone
        August 18, 2018

        U sound so stupid skerrite is a Dominican where are u sending him fool get a life .

      • My Take
        August 18, 2018

        @To the bone you find what you say making sense? Labourites does urk me with their lack of common sense

  29. mine
    August 17, 2018

    What happened to Baptiste.?

    • It's not your Damn Business
      August 17, 2018

      Team Dominica UWP is truly a team and in any good team the very best players that are in form play because we play to win. Mr. Baptist is now president of the team and CEO’s are not usually players ok

      • mine
        August 18, 2018

        He was dumped whether you like it or not

    • mine
      August 17, 2018

      Did Baptiste was dumped like a hot potato?

    • %
      August 17, 2018

      @mine.
      Patriot Baptiste is 100% fine in his new position as president of the UWP. Unfortunately labourites like like you are too lazy to read.He will be at St Joseph on Saturday night at a public meeting,telling the nation why this lazy idiot called Skerrit managed to let Ross,a billion dollar business to leave Dominica.
      So where is John Don’t Know.Did you sample the “””Sweet and Sour chicken”‘” he told you that they would be slaughtering at the abattoire?
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      Lazy Skerrit Must Go Now

  30. required
    August 17, 2018

    Blessings on you my dear. I pray that insults and spittle may not be hurdled against you as it is the norm in this political age.Let faith be your armor and strength your guide.
    God did not give man spirit of fear but POWER LOVE and SOUND MIND.

    • August 17, 2018

      Your are sure right about letting faith be the armor Required. In the bible it says When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Another passage said Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies. I am sure Ms. Finn has heard the mudslinging in politics over her lifetime and has equipped herself with the necessary armor to deal with. All the best; God bless.

  31. %
    August 17, 2018

    Thank you teacher and patriot Ernie . Our country is in serious trouble.We just lost 30%of our GDP because of bad governance and bad handling of the Ross issue for years and years . So you are a PATRIOT! You are also a WINNER!!!
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go Now

  32. Not A Herd Follower
    August 17, 2018

    Let us send Teacher Ernie from the classroom to the Parliament to bring about the much needed change for which Dominica is yearning.

  33. %
    August 17, 2018

    Hurray
    Hurray
    Hurray
    Is now those corrupt and lazy MISLEADERS in the DLP FINI BAT!!!!
    Skerrit “”””Make Way For The Blueeeeeeeee”””””. You were never Prime Ministerial material,and the Ross,Ross, Ross, Ross fiasco has unmasked,stripped and denuded you.
    WikiLeaks told us how you are out of your depths among educated people Skerrit .Was it because of your dunceness,that you were dodging can top Ross officials ? Was it because of your laziness that Ross CEO said that with Barbados they have found a government which is biassed in getting things done .That is a nice way to call you LAZY Skerrit
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go Now

    • ????
      August 17, 2018

      Mad MAX %, use your time wisely, find a JOB.

      • %
        August 17, 2018

        Dominica has no job. Stop being Shameless
        Ross gone. 30% of an economy’s GDP gone because of lazy,inarticulate, incompetent Skerrit.
        Now “””Make Way For The Blue””””
        Skerrit Must Go
        Skerrit Must Go
        Skerrit Must Go Now

  34. zandoli
    August 17, 2018

    All the best in your new endeavour.

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