Opposition calls for revocation of alleged $32,000 rent payment decision for PM Skerrit; threatens legal action

A rear view of the house at Morne Daniel in the name Mercury Properties Development Ltd which adjoins a plot which is being farmed by PM Skerrit

Leader of the Opposition, Lennox Linton, has written to Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, demanding immediate revocation of what he says is a Cabinet decision to approve a monthly payment of EC$32,000.00 to rent a residence in Morne Daniel from Mercury Properties Development Ltd for the prime minister.

“It has come to public attention that on or about June 9th, 2020, the Cabinet decided to impose on the people of Dominica the extraordinary burden of a monthly payment of EC$32,000.00 to rent a palatial residence in Morne Daniel for the Prime Minister despite the availability of the Prime Minister’s official residence at Morne Bruce,” Linton writes.

He goes on to state, “The Parliamentary Opposition strongly condemns this morally and legally indefensible abuse of the authority of Cabinet. EC$32,000.00 is more than three times the monthly salary of the Prime Minister and more than the annual income of the vast majority of Dominicans. As Prime Minister for more than 16 years, you are well aware that Cabinet has no lawful authority for wasteful, uneconomical, bad value-for-money spending of public funds. You are also aware that based on established appellate jurisprudence, Cabinet does not have the unfettered right to spend taxpayers’ money in such a capricious manner without public tender or competitive bidding.”

Linton also cites “grave public concern” about the relationship between the CEO of Montreal Management Company, who he says is the sole director of Mercury Properties Development Ltd which owns the Morne Daniel residence, and Prime Minister Skerrit, with regard to over one billion dollars from Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment revenues for the financial year 2018/2019 which he has been calling on Skerrit to account for.

“The lack of transparency and accountability in the utilization of these public revenues raises questions about the source of funding for the Morne Daniel residence and your alleged ownership interest in it,” says the leader of the Opposition. “…Mercury Properties Development Ltd is now going to receive from the people of Dominica EC$768,000.00 on a two-year rent deal arising out of Cabinet’s unlawful exercise of administrative discretion.”

Linton describes the cabinet decision as unconscionable and a clear abuse of public office for the personal benefit of the Head of Cabinet.

“[It] is even more reprehensible coming at a time when government has failed miserably to provide from the cash reserves of the state, adequate relief to the people of Dominica suffering from severe financial difficulties on account of the COVID 19 economic downturn,” he contends.

“We strongly oppose the use of money belonging to the people of Dominica for corrupt, selfish purposes and demand an immediate revocation of the Cabinet decision to rent the Morne Daniel residence from Mercury Properties Development Ltd for EC$32,000.00 monthly,” states the Opposition Leader. “Should Cabinet refuse to reverse this decision that flagrantly contravenes the financial regulations for procurement of public services, we will use all legal means and the rights granted to us by the Constitution of Dominica to have this matter resolved in the public interest.”

Linton has copied the letter to the Financial Secretary and the Accountant General advising them to honour their rule of law obligations on behalf of the people of Dominica and refuse to make any payment from the resources of the state “pursuant to the unlawful June 2020 Cabinet decision to rent the Morne Daniel residence for the Prime Minister.”


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  1. RoRo
    July 12, 2020

    Another one of Skerrits scams. What I don’t understand for the life of me, why are Dominicans let him get away with it?? Just a few protest on here but the vast majority is MUMU!! What a people…

  2. Idiot world
    July 7, 2020

    I do not comment much on anything but I read a few sometimes
    I’m wondering if there are serious people really defending $32000 rent monthly from the backs of the Dominican people
    If you can defend DAT you can eat your child

  3. July 6, 2020

    “The reality is Roosevelt rent is: $1,142. 86 per day”

    Telemaque, I am doing this, because after reading these comments here, I think that I am the only one who can challenge the things you write here. Your calculations are out of place; there is no such thing as “reality” in what you wrote above

    Are you charging your poor tenants, rent per day? And if you accept payments per day, how do you come up with your yearly $416 000 as you mentioned before? The year has 365\6 days

    Your figure per day makes a yearly payment of $417, 144, now you have added another $1, 144. 00 to your prior yearly calculation; you are making no sense, at all!

    Which accountant, do you know, who is able to calculate rent per day, when there are 4 months with 30 days, 7 months with 31 days, and 1 month with 28 or 29 days?

    Why do you think that the Government gives its employees monthly payment? And most regular employer pay fortnightly–a smart guy you claim to be!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      July 7, 2020

      Elizabeth, you know just because a person can read and write does mean they are completely literate; you have proved to me that you are semi illiterate!

      “Your figure per day makes a yearly payment of $417, 144, now you have added another $1, 144. 00 to your prior yearly calculation; you are making no sense, at all!”

      Elizabeth stop being ….., go back and read everything I wrote on the subject, try to understand it and stop defending thievery by people in government in our country.

      My computations are absolutely correct, only a …. who has not have any elementary arithmetic would be talking the nonsense you are spewing!

      You have not had enough elementary, the time you said you became a teacher you should have perused an secondary education. 

      I done, I doh arguing wid you no moo!

      Dem call me father “Canadian-Mo-Mo ” well him don died; I take over from he;  I is American-mo-mo now oui; doh can eh!


  4. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    July 5, 2020

    Eagle Eye!
    You did not call my bluff; if you put on your Ninger Truckle glasses they would have made you see the UWP connect the Road which passes threw Roosevelt backyard in Vieille Case, connecting to  Penville, and linking the two villages to Portsmouth.

    In the event you were not blindfold you would have seen the  Boetica  to Petite; or Te-Savanne Road they built connecting to Grand Bay!

    What happen to the Castle Bruce Secondary School?

    What about the Grand Bay Secondary School?

     All built in less than four years!

    What about the addition and development of the Portsmouth Secondary School?

    What about the North Eastern Secondary School in my village of Wesley which was part of the building of the International Airport which Roosevelt Skerrit and Labor Party shut down?

    No need to remind you that all of the above with the exception of the money for Airport came from within (from Dominica treasury, and not from China!

    In less than four years the UWP accomplished…

    July 5, 2020

    DNO, Is comment still awaiting moderation?

  6. Man bites dogs
    July 5, 2020

    This is a message to Lennox Linton, and his bunch of plunkers supporters you guys can huff and puff all you wants that fake so-called Workers clowns party will never ever come back in government keep suckling salt till your blood gets high ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha 🤣

  7. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    July 5, 2020

    Yes Elizabeth; indeed the world is laughing at Dominicans because they have discovered that the majority of you are stupid!

    They are laughing at us because ours is the poorest, and the most backward place on the planet. Only in Dominica someone like Roosevelt can live off the blood of the nation, for more twenty years and is still alive politically.

    You are one of those Ostrich who bury your head in the sand while the storm blows all the feathers of your behind, leaving it bare; you are a half picked Ostrich!

    Elizabeth, there will always be poor people in the world;  as far as I know, you are one of them.

    So, look around you in the apartment where you live and ask yourself if your rent amounts to more than $416,000 dollars per year.

    Roosevelt is paying $US 154,074.07 per year to who? 

    The current salary for the President of the United States is $400,000 per year with an expense account of $50,000.

    • July 6, 2020

      And one more thing! The idea that you claim to be a millionaire is another flat lie, just as you are lying about me; you know that I am speaking the truth.

      You once told me that you vacation in Canada every year, but the last time you were here was in 2011, 9 years ago; so what happened in those years?

      I have great spiritual perceptions and I can perceive the wrongs and the rights. You do not know what has transpired in my Life since 9 years ago, but I know that nothing has changed for you because all you speak about yourself, are lies.

      So I want no part of that lying cage of yours; the Peace and Joy of Jesus is my sanctuary; while He takes care of my daily needs. With a Man like Jesus in my Life, no man in this World, and especially you, is richer than me –both spiritually, mentally, and physically.

      So please leave my personal Life out of your conversations, you have nothing to speak about me.

    July 5, 2020

    So Lennox doesn’t remember that he is reaping the poor people when he ask THEM to donate the pennies they have to pay for his court bills?
    YOU, UWPites are a breed of hypocrites. Lennox have gone all over the world asking and begging for DONATION. Open all sort of accounts to receive money.
    Have YOU UWPites question Lennox about those received donations and accounts?
    Have you ALL UWPites questioned Lennox of how much money he has received and how much money he has on hand?
    Isn’t Lennox accountable to report to us for the monies he collected in the USA and other places on behalf of us Dominicans? According to you ALL UWPites,
    It’s ok with you UWPites for Lennox to reap and bleed the poor people with no regret. You all see nothing wrong in that but just keep your mouths shut,
    Go question Lennox about the monies he has collected on your and my behalf and he has not accounted for before you ALL question other people.

    • Viewsexpressed
      December 2, 2020

      Hon Lennox Linton is not your pappyshow. Go read a book, a good one in politics and as Nursery Ryme nonesense.
      Your Skerrit is a pappyshow and a big time failure, idiotc Failed Off Minister and lacks the knowledge, ability and experience decorum of a politician muchless to be a Prime Minister. Your Skerrit is a pappyshow and a failure. After 20 years there is nothing that we can see that there’s been no Socioeconomic development that has taken place. We up in the Government Building know that Skerrit is a pappyshow and a fake politicain and knows not of politics. Skerrit has reduced our struggling people to begging through the devious Red Clinic. Skerrit must “Go to Hell….Go to Hell”. Out of our damn business.

  9. Ibo France
    July 4, 2020

    @ Herbert Volley

    How on earth did you become a judge? This is horrifying for an asinine, acidic character as you to be a judge. No wonder you were exposed and unceremoniously discarded.

    For anyone support this latest corrupt action by Skerrit and his gangster-like posse has to be intellectually defective or criminally minded.

    Mr. Volney, you’re an educated derelict. To even attempt to justify this outrageously egregious action, is like Satan trying to justify sin.

  10. RastarMarn
    July 4, 2020

    So DNO allyou doh know where that house is den!!!

    Let people see the pictures nuh!!!

    Marn sure that house was on the market for people to view so DNO allyou cannot provide pictures den!!!

    Marn curious what a House in Dominica Have so for it to rent for dat amount of money!!!

    By the time that rental deal is over allyou can build a house in every constituency wi for Skerrit!!!

    Allyou must be Mad no citizenry should be paying that much money for a head of state to be renting house,,,

    Dem Chinaman Dem didn’t renovate the State house nuh the other day dere,,,

  11. Lin Clown
    July 3, 2020

    Ashamed of what?where were you,lying,lazy,arsonists,habitual criminals,crooks and traitors when SKERRIT was building Dominica after Maria?WICKED UWP.The Prime Minister should be living in a MULTI-MILLION dollar house built by govermnent.If lying UWP say the house belong to Skerrit,show and publish evidence.Miss Charles house was VERY secure,as a matter of FACT,there was a WATERFALL flowing in the house.There was a garden and a concrete fence.Security was A1.$32,000 is REASONABLE.Lazy UWP are being paid for doing nothing,………………$470,000 disguised as humanitarian aid.THIEVES,and signing MOU to sell diplomatic passports,and LYING about it.

  12. LaPlaine Observer
    July 3, 2020

    A country with the third highest unemployment rate in the Caribbean.
    The minimum wage is $4.05,
    No stimulus package for suffering Dominicans during COVID-19,
    Is the third poorest Island in the Caribbean,
    40% of the general public lives in indigent poverty,
    11% of our children lives in poverty,
    Dilapidated roads,
    PM’s salary is $11,000 a month,
    And the people are forced to pay $32,000 a month for rent for the PM?

      July 5, 2020

      Just like they are forced to pay Lennox’s court bills!

  13. Man bites dogs
    July 3, 2020

    Lennox Linton, you and your criminals nasty evil lots can call for whatever revolution, revocation, restriction, or limitations it will make no difference against our supreme prime minister Skerrit, the problem will you Linton, you been a loser all your life and to stupid to realise it! 😂

  14. Kawant woseau
    July 3, 2020

    @DNO!!!you guys has become one of the major online news media outlets on Dominica,can you guys please create a fact finding apparatus,because it’s unbelievable that this action was taken in house of assembly,and the opposition will now disclose unfair behavior my the governing body,the ex governor of the Virgin islands did the same thing,and now he no longer in power,he refused to abode at the governors mansion.

  15. Truth Seeker
    July 3, 2020

    Hw much then do we propose that would represent a fair arrangement for he head of government? How much significance do we give to the office of Prime minister? What levels and quality of living amenities we believe is reasonable and fair for a Prime Minister? The complaint and avalanche of commentary is woefully short of any such alternative arrangement for the holder of the Office of PM.

    Bear in mind too that when former PM Pierro built his house in Grand bay, the same voices were raised in condemnation. When this current PM built his house in Veille Case, the same individuals and more were up in arms. When the State House was being built, there was more condemnation. Go back in time, when a former MP for Mahaut built his house, supporters of Labor were criticizing the size and costs as well.
    Will we ever reach the stage in our development when we can come together and support the social well being of our leaders – in and out of government?

    Will it ever end

    • Afflicted
      July 7, 2020

      Truth Seeker, I voted for him but did you deliberately misstate facts so that you can miss the point? Point is: He already has the PM residence in Morne Bruce, free, paid for by us. If it needs upgrade, that may cost us all a lot less. This deal is a shake-up by a friend who our PM has given exclusive rights to over a billion$ to build housing in Dominica, this is how much more his greedy friend wants and demands and is shaking him up for it. It’s only a regular upstairs&downstairs house, look at it. We Laborites should help our PM get out of this terrible hostile take-over.

  16. Ibo France
    July 3, 2020

    KID, it’s better to close your mouth and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

      July 5, 2020

      Ibo MALAPROP France, it takes a thief to know another thief!

      • Toto
        July 6, 2020

        You talking about yourself again boy?

  17. Just asking
    July 3, 2020

    We knew it was going to cost us but this is heartless. So you give the Canadian all contacts to build houses under CBI in your country worth billions, he himself claimed that last count there was over a billion$ in his special fund you setup for him. When you need a house, he rents you a regular upstairs/downstairs house with a fancy front facade for the same billion$?. Is it me, or this is pure voodoo economics? Now you know your friends. Lol lol

    • July 3, 2020

      What special fund are you refering to and who set up this special fund and where did the money come from?

      • Just asking
        July 7, 2020

        CBI “Housing Option”. One said if it was included in the last budget that budget would be $2 billion instead of $1 billion, the other said when asked about it that he wasn’t sure but can say it’s over $1 billion. Where have you been?
        Now the other wants $32k, not a one time shot, but every month, for a ordinary upstairs n downstairs house.

  18. bt
    July 3, 2020

    Would you be saying the same thing if Mr Linton wanted to rent a house for $32 thousand a month?
    Hypocrisy at its best

  19. Labour Ka Twavay
    July 3, 2020

    All who vex will have to burst. Labour ka twavay and we love our PM… That’s his staircase to Paradise. All you want our Daddy Doctor Doctor King Skerro and his lovely wife Queen Mello and His Hiers to the Throne Malik, Dimitri and Catherine to live in Bath Estate? Pound? River Street? Shame on you all Dominicans… and like the unofficial Ambassador Volney said, the PM deserves more. i agree!

    C’est Labour vlai, pas que Labour ka Twavay. No Blue Mealey Bugs and Clean Clowns :lol: :mrgreen: :?: :oops: :twisted: :-P :-? 8) :wink: :-D :) :( :( :( 8-O 8-O :cry: :cry: :cry: :oops:

  20. Ibo France
    July 3, 2020

    In Dominica, jobs are scarce; a nutritious meal is beyond the pocket of most residents; too many tarpaulin roofs still populate the landscape; too many public servants have to survive on starvation wages and salaries.

    To survive in this country, one has to be a magician or a miracle worker. Handouts, remittances from abroad, mendicancy are the main means by which many barely make it to see another day. Unfortunately, these sources of survival are rapidly dwindling.

    In spite all of this; in the face of such excruciating pain and suffering; in light of no increase for nurses, teachers and other hard working civil servants for over a decade; the heartless PM and his toothless Pitbulls have gifted the undeserving, severely corrupt prime minister with a palace and $32 000 monthly rent all from poor taxpayers’ money.

    How much longer Dominicans, will you sit idly by and watch your country’s resources go to the 1% of criminals dressed in jackets and ties?

    • July 3, 2020

      @ibo france do you have a problem the PM having proper acommodation or the rent. You seem to be rambling and moving away from the issue.

  21. DAstrong
    July 3, 2020

    You just can’t make these things up!! For the sake of Humanity PM, I suggest you rethink this heartless decision. In a time when people can’t afford food for their families, you have nothing to offer those who were affected by the shutdown and now a slap in their faces. Please have a conscience and do the right thing.

  22. Batibou River
    July 3, 2020

    The point I need to make here, how comes that we haven’t got at least 25,000 comments on here stating how disgusted they are with their ‘PM’ for even attempting a scam like that while some of us are still living under tarpaulin!! Having said that, we only had very few people asking where our CBI money and the PetroCaribe money is. Are you all ok, with what’s going on in DA whilst most of all you struggle to survive?????? Wake up! Wake up!

  23. tv
    July 3, 2020

    I guess those free houses that hes giving away to supporters, are not good enough for him and his family to live in?

    July 3, 2020

    Skerrit do right! he should build similar size houses for each of his kids – if is dumb we to dumb ! but again the institutions on island are weak so the poor unsuspected people are left to fend for themselves. Just imagine if PJ had attempted to build a modest house for himself those greedy freedom hyenas, that have skerrit up now would have find all kinds of faults with PJ. Skerrit in 20 years from a very humble beginning without no hard work, unlike Suskie, Egbert Charles and others is able to build a modest 400,K house, re build his aunts and other family and friends houses in Vielle case, able to stand as shorty for the labour party house of over 2 million dollars in Roseau, he is able to do so many other things on a legal income of about 10-15 thousand dollars a month, and no one is concerned. Inland revenue, IPO, director of Audit, Bar Association, Church etc etc are all turning a blind eye. So again Skerrit do right !!

  25. 72nations72elements
    July 3, 2020

    That man cannot be that smart. Dominicans just stupid. And we supporting that? That not enough on our back? well he do right. Id go and live on the moom and let dominicans pay for it if it stupid they stupid. And you have Austrie the fool talking how much garbage for people to justify that? His constituents dont have any words for him? the country cry people fire businesses closing. and that is what you all doing?

    • July 6, 2020

      I wonder why you people are using the term “we” to speak your objections. The people, who are “we” are not objecting we are in the subjective group–whether you like it or not; and you are the ones who are stupid, not “we” the people.

      Look at the comment board and you will see that the “objections” are on your side; so your “we” here is against yourself–you who are always blind to the things which are good for our country; and PM Skerrit is the Leader for all those goods; he deserves something good for himself and his family from “we” the people. Take it or leave it!

  26. Hon. Hyenas
    July 3, 2020

    It is unfair to even refer to these hungry hyenas as cabinet ministers. The Al Jazeera report referred to them as “Hungry hyenas” and based on their behavior I believe it’s a Fair title to bestow on them. They are hungry greedy business people that are running a dirty and very filthy laundromat but it’s just a matter of time before they start to fight each other for their fair share and great shall be that fight.

  27. de Observer
    July 3, 2020

    Alas: It seems like LIN CLOWN and MAN BITES DOG have both disappeared from this one. No comment from them. And ALL U saying Labour Party supporters foolish en.

    At least Parry spilled out his guts, boy he have gust we, to call a show and get hung up on and he still calling saying $32,000 is justifiable because Twain was paying $40,000 to rent, therefore they are both equitable related. Is he de one they calling de brain……… Well doh show me de sot one dem.

    Growing up in Dominica, I always hear ole people say when a pig smell land, is dere alone it head pointing we.

    • July 6, 2020

      de Observer, that is why “small-minded” is a good name for those like you. Just like the pig, you continue to remain in the stone ages of your childhood existence. Poor pity!

  28. Lin Clown
    July 3, 2020

    DOMINICA,was wiped off the face of the map after Maria.Skerrit went to the international community,in tears he begged for help.The UWP told the world do not HELP,talking BS about crimes against humanity.Today we are up and running,Skerrit has created thousands of jobs,3,400NEP 7years now,834 clear harbour.Over 3,000 enrolled at college,more police,more teachers,more nurses.Linton and his bunch of lazy,incompetent,lying,crooked,tritors talking about $32,000 rent.I belive Skerrit should call out his supporters,and stage a DEMONSTRATION outside the house of LENNOX LINTON.This BS by Linton and UWP MUST STOP.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      July 4, 2020

        You not tired of telling lies?

      A clown is a performer in a circus who wears funny clothes and bright make-up, and does silly things in order to make people laugh; you are the epitome of a clown.

      I’ll tell something!

      Roosevelt Chichi the magic man; the illusionist never went to any international community to beg for squat.

      Let me show you how ignorant you are about things you talk, using words not knowing the meaning.

      “International community:” is a phrase used in international relations to refer to a broad group of people and governments of the world. The term is typically used to imply the existence of a common point of view towards such matters as specific issues of human rights!

      What Roosevelt went to the United Nation and spoke to an empty room with a few African, and Caribbean nation representatives, blaming the industrial world for climate change; claiming they caused the magnitude of the hurricane.

      None of the industrial powers of the world were…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      July 4, 2020

      You need to stop lying; you are a pathetic compulsive liar!

      ” Skerrit has created thousands of jobs,3,400NEP 7years now,834″(Lin Clown).

      So; read  that bit of garbage in the quote: you wrote that!

      You insinuated in one instance Roosevelt created 3,400 hundred jobs; at least that’s how I interpreted it; nevertheless, in the same breath you said in seven (7) years Roosevelt created 834 jobs!


      Which is correct; are you implying that the number 834, is greater than 3,400?

      As an Antiguan, and Jamaican would ask you: “man you drunk?”

      Well, I believe you are constantly inebriated, and spend too much time talking crap defending a damn thief who’s name I refuse to mention, cause; (I doh want to get sued) but, he is a damn thief; rather defending him drop your smart phone, break it up, and get someone to try and give you even it’s some kindergarten education.

      When there is nothing to Google you are empty!

      Smart phone is no professor!

      • July 6, 2020

        Telemaque, you need to stop criticizing the identity “Linclown” because you cannot understand its analysis but there is one.

        The writer is not referring to himself/herself as “Lin Clown”, as you believe. See that the term “Lin” is separated from “Clown” like a first and last name.

        I would tell you who he/she is referring to–just like you have all sorts of names for PM Skerrit–but instead I suggest that you cut down on the critics of that name–because you don’t know who you are criticizing, but it is not the writer.

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          July 7, 2020

          Elizabeth, you  are not talking to Roosevelt Skerrit, Lin Clown, nor yourself, who can only understand, a hypothesis which developed in your dull mine only.

          I know that peasant; that illiterate  nite-soil man or woman who did not finish kindergarten writing under the fictitious Lin Clown, is suggesting Lennox Linton is a clown.

          But; that person is a bigger, and worst clown, perhaps Dominicas only; if the person was not stupid they would not have chosen such a foolish name!

          That person seems to be trying to learn to read and write off a smart phone!

          And you; as for you: you are not too far ahead of your friend the waste of time “Lin Clown.”

          Maybe the person got their education from you while you taught school at twelve years old!

          Prove you did Elizabeth as you told me.


          If memory serves me correctly, I think in Dominica in your day, at twelve people children were getting ready to take the examination to enter secondary school oui!

    • Batibou River
      July 4, 2020

      ‘Skerrit has created thousands of job’. Again and again it shows that you haven’t got the faintest idea what you are talking about. NEP has absolutely nothing to do with creating jobs but it has everything to do with giving supporters a few dollars a day, all paid by the treasury. Do us all a favour and get out of here with your foolish rethoric and stinking Skerrit propaganda

  29. Waiting For Airport - five more years
    July 3, 2020

    say zot ki matay la – bat misse zot! #fivemoreyears

    The man is a boldface theif and if he call election tomorrow all you still going and vote for him. Best all you just shut up and agree is that all you like!

    All money the country make is from CBI that going directly in his pocket – but all you voting for him.

    Tief 1.2 right in all you face – but all you voting for him.

    In league with international criminals – but all you voting for him.

    Taxes on the port killing busines – but all you voting for him.

    Economy dead – but all you voting for him.

    We can talk whole day about what he doing all you – but all you voting for him.

    Skerrit know he can do all you what he want, election coming is airport talk, cool out, import voters, Popcaan and he winning. Dominicans don’t have enough self respect to do better for all you self, thats why Skerrit boldface doing all what he doing in front all you knowing all you will still vote him! Best all you just agree all you…

  30. July 3, 2020

    The question in my head right now is . “I wonder if that’s is true ” given the facts it’s coming from Lynton. And if so. I think that’s way to high of a rent . But one question am asking? Where was Lynton when the decision was taking in cabinet? So they could oppose at the same time. Why is now this is being talk about?

    • disapora
      July 3, 2020

      Its was in Cabinet not the House of Assembly. He is not part of Cabinet.

    • Batibou River
      July 3, 2020

      Since when is Linton a member of Cabinet??Just shut up, you haven’t got a clue what you are talking about!

    • Nkrumah Kwame
      July 3, 2020

      Da Roots 😅😆🤣🤗!! You REALLY doh know better???
      In case you for real, Linton NOT a part of the cabinet. Only government ministers. However, both government and opposition attend Parliament.
      Got the difference?

    • Just thinking
      July 4, 2020

      Ignorance is bliss.Linton is NOT in the cabinet he is Leader of the Opposition.
      Will you ever Learn?

    • Just Thinking
      July 4, 2020

      Mr.Linton is not in the cabinet.Read some books?

    • Just Thinking
      July 4, 2020

      Read the constitution for the answer,

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      July 4, 2020

      Your questions are very stupid!

      What the do you mean coming from Lennox?
      For your information, in spite of all; Lennox is not know to be a liar; unlike Roosevelt Skerrit, every time Lennox expose corruption, and thievery in the country you ignorant people blame him for telling the truth; while the thief continue to flees and rub the country blind!

      Who in Dominica can prevent Roosevelt Skerrit from doing what the hell he wishes to do!

      The man has made himself a god in the country, while people like you worship and adore him. What Skerrit has done in the country is no different to committing murder in broad daylight; while his supporters watched on; nevertheless, they all defend him; actually claiming Lennox is responsible for Roosevelt’s crime.

      In a situation like this everybody sees the thievery; you all babble, none of you however, have the nerve or guts to call for the overthrow of Roosevelt Skerrit.

      Snakes are killed by chopping their heads off! 

      That’s the…

    • Toto
      July 6, 2020

      Roots you are too simple man. You thinking of a house with a cabinet in it, a China cabinet. Well forget that boy, is not like your granny house. Grow up!

  31. Zammy
    July 2, 2020

    Would really like to hear what are the views of those who voted for the Pm Skerritt on this matter of 32,000 for rent..
    Dominica is really not a real country..
    That whole cabinet should be fired…..

    July 2, 2020

    So Lennox you think the PM worry about you?!
    Jealous you jealous. You surely like observance and will do or say anything to get it.
    You are the biggest JOKER in the world of politics .

    • Just asking
      July 3, 2020

      So a regular upstairs/downstairs house with a fancy front facade is worth the billion? Either he ripping the government off or the government ripping him off. Which one is it?

    • tv
      July 3, 2020

      Your the biggest joker on DNO

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      July 5, 2020

      Kid on Block, I know the administration do not allow certain type of terminology on their site, words such as “fool, jack…. ect: nevertheless; you are a damn ….!

      We know that Roosevelt does not care about Lennox!

      Ask yourself does Roosevelt care about you “Kid On Block.”

      Let me reiterate $30,000.00 dollars per month in rent: means his rent breaks down to eight ($8,000.00) dollars per week, there are fifty-two weeks in one year. So, 52 X $8,000.00  =$416, 000.00 dollars per year.

      Let me open your blind foolish eyes a bit more.

      There are seven days in one week; if you blind Kid on Block are capable of simple division; if you divide $8,000.00 by 7: that would be $8,000.00/7 = $1,142.86 (dollars) for seven days.

      How many people do you know live and work in Dominica earning one thousand; one hundred, forty-two dollars, eighty-six cents per week? 

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        July 7, 2020

        “Let me reiterate $30,000.00 dollars per month:”

        I actually meant $32,000.00 per month; and while I am at it, I want you Elizabeth, to know that if it is one thing, one cannot do is manipulate  computation ( as in mathematics). 

  33. Truth be Told
    July 2, 2020

    Matthew 7:15-20; You Will Know Them by Their Fruits.
    15. “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17. Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
    Over and over again Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerritt shows us his true colours but we refuse to take heed. We act like it is a joke or a beauty contest to see who has the best dress! Too late shall be the cry. Mark my words, it is already too late for Dominica so now Dominicans you are about to feel. The wrath is upon you and your children. Handing our beloved country to this man, was always like handing our country to Pappy or Cheechee!

  34. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    July 2, 2020

    Thieves vagabonds, the unscrupulous; and the most corrupted scum of the earth has absolutely no conscience. 
     They plunder, and steal, even the underwear from their mother, leaving her naked; and that’s how low a certain politician will go.

    It is all about thievery, stealing from the state.

    Commonsense should tell Roosevelt if it is necessary to move out of the old house which has been utilized for almost a hundred years, way back in the colonial days, because repairing and renovation may cost as much as it is to build a new house, I could understand.

    Nevertheless, commonsense should have dictated the time might have arrived where it has become necessary to build a new house to housed the present corrupted prime minister, and others to follow.
    I don’t see how anybody with conscience in government in a bone poor country as Dominica, can justify paying $8,000.00 (dollars) per week in rent.

    One year has approximately 52 weeks.
    Hence: $8,000.00 X 52 = $416,000.00/year…

    • July 5, 2020

      Telemaque, nobody is paying rent per week anywhere; you are always speaking things a different way from how you read it, just to express some form of ……….

      Right here, you would give Lennox a defeat in court, to write $8000.00 a week, calculating the total yearly rent of 52 weeks for $416 000. 00 per year, because you gave the year 13 months–which is not recognized in our Calendar.

      His own calculation, this time, is correct which is “EC$768,000.00 on a two-year rent deal”. Divide that by 2 you have $384, 000 per year, not $416,000.

      So you added another $32, 000. for the year, that would not stand in court, so once again, you are fired! The only people who is willing to accept is your looney (small-minded) followers of the UWP–how pitiful!

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        July 6, 2020

        Petty your your ignorant comment; you cannot tell me that people do not pay rent by the week!

        I rent to people in America!

        When you are  renting the way it works is that you calculate your rent  based on 31 days in a month; because, four months in a year carries only 28 days, and if you simply quote X amount of dollars per month, you will loose fore days rent out of each year you rent to the tenant okay!

        You try to be little me, but I am going to tell you again I am damn smart!

        That is why I am who I am!

        I can break down Roosevelt rent from that $32,000.00 per month to how much he pays per minute, down to one second each and every day in the 52 weeks.
        Don’t mess with me little girl!

        And if you want I can calculate how much he pays per nanosecond that is to one billionth of a second!

        Know what hit you?

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        July 6, 2020

        I do not have to argue this with you, because the more I argue with you and the other ….., I can see the damage people like you did to peoples children in our schools calling yourselves teachers.

        You do not know what the hell you are talking about; all you are doing is defending Roosevelt, even if that means making an idiot of yourself, you don’t care!

        I told you many times, my education beyond elementary; you can’t compete wit me!

        If I was a an idiot there is no way I could have become an electronic engineer, there is no way I could become an electrical engineer!

        There is no way I could have succeeded in life, the way I have; I am not an idiot!

        You do not have to respect me in anyway, but don’t try to contradict me with such hogwash, take that to your kind, you are damn dunce remain that way anybody who agrees with your hogwash is a fool.
        Educationally, I can chew you up and spew out any day of the week!

  35. Captain Bruce
    July 2, 2020

    There is adequate State Land at Morne Bruce, where our Chief Minister, Premiers and Prime Ministers used to live before Hurricane David destroyed the original Prime Minister’s house, and where PM Skerrit lived in another house for a while when he was a more humble Prime Minister.

    On this land could be constructed an adequate residence for PM Skerrit and all future Prime Ministers in the years ahead, instead of renting this vulgar looking and ill designed building at this exorbitant cost per month.

  36. WeNiceMan
    July 2, 2020

    Banana Republics…SMH!!

  37. Breathe
    July 2, 2020

    Honorable Prime Minister, we fully oppose any decision to pay monthly rent of $32,000 for your residence. This is $384,000 annually and in two years can construct a very comfortable house for any dignitary.

    In this shaky economic times when the whole world is in financial crisis and many businesses are under-performing and cannot contribute the level of VAT and other taxes that can sustain the national budget, Dominica cannot afford that willful extravagance. We ask you Sir, to reconsider this flagrant expense and squandering of taxpayer revenues. Yes, we want you to live comfortably, but Sir, $32,000 just for rent is abusive to our palate and the hard working taxpayers of this island.

    Reconsider souplay!!

  38. Ibo France
    July 2, 2020

    @Ittassi City
    The decision to put up Skerrit to live in a palace that costs the taxpayers $32 000 monthly was no Cabinet idea.

    The present cabinet of ministers is impotent. Every one of these ministers has been ‘castrated’. One man decides every action of government, even the most trivial.

    When the people of a country remain docile, indifferent, hushed in the face of such financial atrocity, wanton abuse of state assets, bet your last dollar that there will be more outrageous excesses from the powers that be.

    This grotesque and vulgar expenditure of taxpayers’ money on any citizen should merit an independent inquiry . This calls for massive demonstrations, the complete shut down of Roseau, if this decision is not reversed or rescinded.

  39. July 2, 2020

    Mr. Skerrit, please don’t make me unhappy. I appreciate and admire the things you are doing for Dominica. I am on your side. But, if it is true that you are renting a house for $32,000.00 a month, I am not happy about it. You should know better than that. You should know that Dominicans will revolt against that. Do the right thing please and go back to Morne Bruce. You already have a house in Vielle Case. Cabinet should have known better than that. If it is true, again, I am not happy about it.

    • July 3, 2020

      @ds, find out how much government pays for rent for all these buildings they rent all over town for government offices, you will be suprised.

  40. New Generation Freedom Party
    July 2, 2020

    The PM and the DLP have lost their way. The UWP has demonstrated their inability be successful at anything. The only way forward is with the New Generation Freedom Party. No Bosso, no Asthapans … just right minded Dominicans with a desire to serve and uplift the name.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      July 2, 2020

      You need to shut up; the UWP spent less than four years in power, if you look carefully, you can still see the accomplishments of the Edison James and the UWP.

      Nevertheless because of hate, you all stupidly rejects the UWP for the past twenty five years, leaving the country in the hands of a corrupted thief!

      The phenotype of an individual means more to Dominicans than honesty; of people who are much more capable of running the country, and getting things done.

      The members of the UWP are not incompetent, they have a program which if they get the chance to implement it, Dominica in a few months will be a very different place.

      You all supports a thief; people who does not have any ability to attract industries, be it foreign or local into the country.

      Dominica is the only place on earth where a government gives foreigners money, millions of dollars say to build hotels.

      Meanwhile, giving them no less than twenty million dollars free pocket money.

      • Man bites dogs
        July 3, 2020

        @Francisco, That so-called Workers clowns suckers spend less than 5 years in power and all they did was a mosquito fontain in Roseau, and put us in a mountain of debt and quite a lot more you and others like you go play in the fire 🔥 of hell 👹 and leave us alone go suck man.

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          July 5, 2020

          “and put us in a mountain of debt and quite a lot more you and others like you go play in the fire”(Man bite Dog).

          Well, we know your ghost writer did not write that in the quote above.

           I was about to simply respond with one of my tremendous laughs, and leave it at that; nevertheless, I am the kind who like to help dunce none-scholastically  educated people continue make an idiot of themselves.

          So, I shame you with one as you wrote it in your sentence “quite”  which is an adverb which you do not know in  most cases it’s expressing agreement with or understanding of a remark, or statement: i.e. “I don’t want or wish to talk about that now.”

          But you see it is people like you and others who are uneducated; never had a formal education supporting thievery in the country, lying through your teeth in support of Roosevelt Skerrit and his corruption. 

          Better  be a looser than thief:

          Lennox is not a thief!

          • July 6, 2020

            Telemaque, you are the one who is being foolish, while you say that others are uneducated. The term quite can be used as both, an adjective or an adverb.

            If man-bite-dog is really a male, I will say that his problem is punctuation in that he should have written: “and put us in a mountain of debt and quite a lot more.” The term quite, here, would mean higher than his noun, which is “mountain”, hence it is an adjective.

            “Quite in that term means “much” more than you can imagine pertaining to the amount of debt that UWP left behind.

            He could also say “much” less, still because of his uncertainty of the amount–but in both phrases “quite” represent the “degree” the amount, of stature or substance.

            Go above and notice all the writing errors that you have before you decide to teach other people, claiming that they are uneducated. If all teachers were like you, the World would be a huge troop of monkeys, because that is who you are.

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      • Eagle-Eyed
        July 4, 2020

        Francisco, when you challenged “New Generation Freedom Party” to look carefully to see the accomplishments of Edison James and the UWP, I actually called your bluff and took out my magnifying glass to scour all over Dominica to find these accomplishments, and guess what? It came up all blank. so I decided to throw this challenge back to you. Can you enlighten the rest of us on all the accomplishments you are talking about? In case you are not aware, our borders are now wide open for you to visit from the US if you are COVID – Free, although you might have to spend some time in isolation to ensure you don’t carry with you the virus which is rife in the US (the worst in the world). When you look around you will find all the major projects were the accomplishments of the Roosevelt Skerrit led Labor party. That’s why true Dominicans keep voting him back in at every election as you pointed out for the past 25 years.

    • John smalls
      July 2, 2020

      All lies need to stop 4ight there. When this house started 2 years ago it was said that the state is building it for the prime minister. Are we forgetting this already. Now when it’s complete it belongs to Mercury Properties Development Ltd who is the CEO of Montreal Management Company. Are we all fools here in this country because they taking us all for fools. Our prime minister salary is 10000 a month and the state is paying 32000 a months on rent for him to stay in his own home. I can’t believe this man and his followers to not see that this is wrong

      • July 3, 2020

        Who said the state was building it for the Prime minister? That was UWP propaganda and the start of the lies.

      • July 5, 2020

        John smalls, look at this way. The State did not pay to build that house or else the Prime Minister would not have to pay to live in it–that would make no sense

        Now look at the house and figure how much it cost to build it? I am sure it is quite a sum. The builder would want to make his money back and I doubt that it is a meg $768,000–which is the rent contract for 2 years.
        Whatever the cost to build the house, that money must be replaced before the profit can be accumulated–of course, some people are greedy, but there are strict rules to be met.

        Now, the state is only responsible for $384,000 a year, to house the Prime Minister, isn’t that easier for us, than if we had the burden to provide the cost of building the house from 2 years ago; among all the other issues that we have been facing today? What do you think?

    • de Observer
      July 3, 2020

      To the author @New Generation Freedom Party, you are absolutely correct with your astute political analysis, and please allow me contribute to your commentary.

      By squandering a GOLDEN opportunity to contest the last election, UWP told both CARICOM and the OAS they agreed with Levi, and also rejected the Election Reform Report. I hope they learn from this mistake and listen to those who advised them not to compete.

      For there to be a 1 positive and 15 negative views towards this piece, is a clear demonstration of the religious party allegiance, and party loyalty that exists on both side of the political socialization in Dominica. There seems to be no real analysis and discussions that could end the talking, and help grow the consciousness of the youth in Dominica.

      • July 6, 2020

        @de Observer, I am with you, pertaining to your phrase: “For there to be a 1 positive and 15 negative views towards this piece” You are right: “there is no real analysis and discussions that could end the talking, and help grow the consciousness of the youth in Dominica”

        That is where the problem lies, in that the youth will become the adult and leaders of tomorrow–but they have no idea, how to maintain economic and social development in the country

        When someone who is 65, 70, 75 years old go on the Radio Show and tell the young people that Dominica is poorer than it used to be in the years that I was born and grew up there–that is up to 1974 when I left; PM Skerrit was only 2 years old in that year, even him, at his age today, would believe what those OLD people like Francisco are saying

        So those young people must be believing that Dominicans were living in glass houses before they entered their mothers’ womb–this is wrong! Very wrong!

    • LifeandDeath
      July 3, 2020

      You make a very interesting observation “The PM and DLP ..lost their way” but then you default to give all of your power for self redemption to the Opposition.
      This is a common attitude of many of us in Dominica. We recognize that we want a change but we never step up to command it. We look to others to our detriment.
      When will Dominicans themselves decide that each and every one of us has seen enough abuse under Skerrit and the DLP?
      Look at all of the Ministers, they too don’t really care for Dominica’s advancement. ’cause they’re complicit in the crimes of their party.
      Dominicans this is the time to stop the madness.. Your country is yours.!! You have a personal responsibility to defend your country.

  41. stupes
    July 2, 2020

    I guess this is the catch to all those free houses that hes giving away to supporters , now you have to pay his rent :lol:

  42. Dominican
    July 2, 2020

    The government of Dominica provides a residence for its Prime Minister as mandated by law. Traditionally this has been located at Morne Bruce with easy access to central Roseau, the seat of government and providing excellent security. If the Prime Minister is not satisfied with these arrangements he can express his feelings and alternative accommodation may be found for him but only with the approval of his employer, the State of Dominica, which provides this perk during his tenure. It is a benefit in kind and should the costs of providing it exceed the provision made for it, the incumbent should pay the difference out of his private means.

  43. Zandoli
    July 2, 2020

    This has nothing to do with how much civil servants make. It’s a corrupt practice where money is being moved from the government and going around in a circle between people who do work for the government. You scratch my back and I will scratch yours, but the government is taking the hit.

    This arrangement smells of corruption. It will not be the first time. Just remember how much they had contracted to pay for some garbage bins.

    Yet, foolish DLP supporters think this man is there to look after their interest. Skerritt has come to the point where he has convinced himself he is the king of Dominica.

    How can Skerritt justify renting a house in DA for that kind of money. Have a conscience man.

  44. Just Thinking
    July 2, 2020

    The ship has left the harbour.Capt,Skerrit has full control of all the levers of power.Goverment,Courts,Police.Elections.This so called right to correct a Wrong by Austri,is beyond farcical,.

  45. Herbert Volney
    July 2, 2020

    This is value for money. The Prime Minister has been holed up in cramped quarters unsuited for a head of government ever since Hurricane Maria destroyed the already wanting official residence of the Prime Minister at Morne Bruce. In fact government should move as soon as this tenancy is up to acquire this property for the Prime Minister as it is suitable for his occupation as such. Alternatively, the State may want to consider building such a fitting property at Morne Bruce for the office holder. I understand that the PM has at times even had to beg lodging by his in laws.
    The Leader of the Opposition is being small minded and petty by this. If he were called upon to vote for $3M XCD I wonder if he would support the measure. Come on now Mr Linton, grow up.

    • Batibou River
      July 3, 2020

      Are you for real Volney?? You are one corrupt little man! Haven’t you been humiliated enough in Trinidad?

    • Toto
      July 3, 2020

      Is best you shut up and say nothing Herbert unless you want to embarrass your own family, honest.

    • July 4, 2020

      I wasn’t going to comment on this news article, but thank you, Mr. Volney, you spoke the word I was searching for in my mind, it is “small-minded” I need to emphasize. And I agree with you, Lennox needs to grow up!

      The World is laughing at these people with that “small-minded” mentality, they should give thanks to Lennox for leading them up to his way–good Lord!

      What is $32 000. 00 for rent per month for a Prime Minister who has bent over backward fo the benefit of his nation and his people, especially most recently?

      After all, the man has a young family and it is quite obvious that he has enemies out there; his children, his wife, and most importantly, himself, needs tight security around the clock–those are not luxury, they are necessities which have to be paid for

      But these people have no wisdom, no understanding, and no knowledge of these sorts of things–a money figure has their head going dizzy; poor fellows! Thank you for the thumbs down

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      July 4, 2020

      Such rubbish; you are a failure, failed as a judge in Trinidad, failed as a politician, get kicked out of politics as a minister of government in Trinidad.

      You are now kissing Roosevelt Skerrit a damn little boy behind whom you could be his father ten times over, hoping he will slip you into the back door; get a damn job; you can never be hired as a judge; there is no place for you in Trinidad Politics, and I suppose Dominicans don’t like you anyway.

      I doubt you can even visit Montserrat where you are born, because nobody knows you there.

      If you condone Roosevelt paying $1,142.86 per day in rent to some fictitious name, something is wrong with your mind; you one sick old man!

      If you want something to do try find you a watchman job, if none is available look for a night-soil job; easy to perform, difficult to find!

      You are disgusting old man; you help destroy Dominica in 1979, nobody canpelt  stones as you!

  46. Skerro Do Right
    July 2, 2020

    Are teachers, nurses, police officers etc, receiving $32,000 as an annual salary?

  47. Ibo France
    July 2, 2020

    It’s quite apparent that most Dominicans have designed themselves to a life of deprivation under Skerrit and his undisciplined cohorts.

    This country lacks an international airport; proper seaport facilities; sporting facilities; support systems for the mentally ill, drug addicts, homeless, troubled juveniles, etcetera.

    The vast majority of the population live at the bottom of the pyramid, in abject poverty, from birth to the grave.

    Mr. Skerrit, who could not afford to buy a second hand bicycle before he got in government, is now one of the world’s richest leaders, excuse me, misleaders. Only corruption does this.

    My question is – How much longer will Dominicans allow this deceptive and uncaring vagabond to plunder the financial and other resources of t this impoverished country in order to live his extremely opulent lifestyle?

    Wise Up Dominicans, Enough is Enough❗❗❗

    • Malick
      July 3, 2020

      Dumbnicans should not be complaining. They are fully responsible for Skerrit’s abuse. They voted him in office knowing full well who he is.

      So take you all blows.

  48. zandoli
    July 2, 2020

    DLP supporters are no different than Trump’s. They will support Skerrit no matter how corrupt he is.

    • Channel 1
      July 2, 2020

      @zandoli – This fallacy of equating Skerrit to Trump has to be corrected. These two men are far, far apart in ideology, operations…….etc.

      With Trump, it is America & Americans First; with Skerrit, it is Foreigners First while Dominicans are relegated to the One-After-Last position in their own country.

      Donald Trump does not accept his presidential salary; rather every 3 months, he donates his total salary accumulated every 3 months back to a US government department of his choosing; with Roosevelt Skerrit…………….(do I need to say anything further).

      Donald Trump since coming to power has fulfilled many of his campaign promises he pledged to do in 2016 no matter how unpopular they were to the anti-Trump forces out there; US unemployment especially for minorities has fallen to record lows; in Dominica under Roosevelt Skerrit, we have lost Ross etc resulting in increased unemployment.

      ….and I could go on and on with the differences between Skerrit & Trump.

      • Toto
        July 3, 2020

        Channel 1, correction my friend. Trump is very similar to Skerrit.You have to understand when he says Americans first he means Trump first. The two met you know, introduced by that Ambassador for oceans in and seas we have in New York, the one with the Italian name. No mistake brother Trump is an entitled psychopath just like Skerrit, just different skin colour, that’s all.

      • Zandoli
        July 3, 2020

        Channel 1
        Despite the brevity of my post you still did not understand a word I said. I was referring to the behavioural traits of Skerrit’s SUPPORTERS – not the man himself.

        Hope it is clear to you now.

        The lizard.

      • July 4, 2020

        Channel 1, Donald Trump was a 4 billion dollar man before he became President of the USA, through his Real Estate Enterprise, I am sure that this Enterprise is still in function. So there is no big deal in him donating his income to so something good, he doesn’t need that. money–even if it is a yearly $400.000.00.

        And not only that, who is paying the services at the White House where he lives? But don’t answer that question. I already know the answer.

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          July 5, 2020

           Think you know so much!

          Have you done an audit on Donald Trump Bank account to verify he is the billionaire he clams to be?

          Everybody who are in a position of knowing tells you  Trump is a liar, who exaggerates his wealth, but you this Dominica woman who talks about my; “Francisco Telemaque” monthly expense is $25. dollars per month, comes here telling people Trump has is billionaire, when you cannot count money, nor know the value of money.

          You are the same woman who the ripoff seamed you and thief your money, how do you know the thief is a certain Dominica prime minister.

          Jun 25, 2020 · The current salary for the President of the United States is $400,000 per year with an expense account of $50,000.

          Former presidents receive a pension and other benefits when they leave office.

          The benefits former presidents receive is nearly $5 million dollars a year, with more than 40% of that cost in office space. He lose nothing!

          • July 6, 2020

            Are you feeling uncomfortable that I said it here before you, or are you the only one who doesn’t know who never heard that Donald Trump is a billionaire–long before he became President?

            I don’t think it is the latter, because what you wrote above confirms my own input, you simply add to it.

            I don’t speak things that I do not understand spiritually or mentally. If what I said is not true, don’t blame me, you are always talking about education, I read before I write, or I speak after I have received my insight from God’s Holy Spirit.

            Now if you think that Donald Trump is a liar, I will simply say you know that because you believe everyone is lying, in that you are the hierarchy of the liars.

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          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            July 7, 2020

            Lord; poor you Elizabeth, that’s beside the point, so let me tell you since you can’t read between the lines.

            All I am saying is that he may pretend he does not want a salary today, because he knows for the rest of his life, for doing nothing he will receive five million dollars plus per month. or year, which ever; I think I better stop feeling sorry for you!

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  49. Batibou River
    July 2, 2020

    Lennox, you are absolutely right. This luxury for one single person has to stop. If he wants to rent the property – fine but pay for it out your own pocket. That of course raises the question how a PM who earns $10,000 a month can afford a mansion for $32,000 per month. Isn’t it alleged that the property is actually owned by Skerrit and he has his friend Hayden As front man claiming it’s his property and collecting the rent on Skerrits behalf. Where ever you meet Skerrit, there is a scam nearby. That man has single handedly dried out our beloved country. He has to be stopped!!!

    • god way
      July 5, 2020

      Have you taken your Medication get a life

      • Batibou River
        July 5, 2020

        I’m good, thanks! You however, do not need to take your medicine no more because you are terminally ill. In your head I mean!

  50. REAL!!!!
    July 2, 2020

    Our PM is fleecing the Treasury and doing so with impunity.

    PM say thing are hard and the country do not have money so…..
    1. No Stimulus check for folks affected by Covid-19
    2. No increase for Police, Govt workers and Nurses.
    3. No money for bus drivers due to Covid.
    4. No money to pay student fees at some Universities.
    5. No money, so we cannot reduce VAT from 15% to 10% to benefit the people.
    4. But yes $32,000 monthly is available to pay his rent to Montreal Management owner who on the face of things owns the property and was given the contract by the PM to build all GOVT houses in DA.

    It is plain to see the Dominica GOVT revenues( passport sales included) is not for the PEOPLE but for Skerrit and his INTL friends.

  51. Ibo France
    July 2, 2020

    Under Skerrit’s stewardship, democratic norms have been badly eroded. Every dealings of this government that should be public knowledge is buried under layers and layers of darkness and secrecy. A government that operates above board welcomes transparency. Any government that is shrouded in thick darkness is because it has something illicit or corrupt to hide.

    Dominica is rife with corruption. It has permeated all levels of government and the country in general. Every important organ affiliated with the public service is heavily influenced by Skerrit’s corrupt tentacles. ( police, courts, parliament, electoral office, AG’s office, Permanent Secretaries, village councils, etc.).

    We, the people, should not leave this particular issue to Mr. Linton alone. Only our collective opposition to these deeply entrenched corrupt practices will bring about positive changes to bad governance in Dominica.

  52. What happened?
    July 2, 2020

    There is absolutely no justification for this excessive spend for the position of Prime Minister at this time in Dominica, when our Per Capita income must be LESS than $1,000.00 per month. It is living way beyond our means as a nation. The nation cannot afford this largesse now. The cabinet members and all others involved in this decision should know better and carry out their duties better.

    The whole matter is shocking because many people were eager to support Mr. Skerrit as a politician when, in his early days in public office, he had sacrificed and donated a full month’s salary. The gesture was remarkable and indicative of someone who could be given the opportunity to handle all the resources of the nation. He showed integrity, compassion, ethics, and understanding of the tough economy back then.

    All Mr Skerrit had to do was to renovate and modernize the building assigned as the Prime Minister’s quarters in Morne Bruce for himself and those who succeed him as PM.

  53. Help Us Lord
    July 2, 2020

    Are there not people that claim to be born again in the cabinet? If so how do they sign on this thing? Are there not pastors, priests and preachers in Dominica? If so why are they not condemning this broad day robbery and oppression of the poor? Have they not seen this passage and many more that condemns such thing: “Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate 23For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them- proverbs 22:22-23. No one has done more for humanity than God. Yet he says in Luke 9:58 “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere He might lay the head.” Skerrit carefully thought and planned to make us poor so we could depend on him for house. He systematicly got rid of our farms, Ross University and everything we did to earn a living. Then he paid hungry citizens large sums of money to run for him so they could repay him with a mansion? God have on us

    • Toto
      July 3, 2020

      That’s why they in cabinet, they born again you understand?

  54. weh
    July 2, 2020

    This PM should be ashamed of himself expecting the tax payers of this country to pay his rent of $32 thousand a month.

  55. Don't tempt God
    July 2, 2020

    At least 70% of Dominicans earn less than a hundred dollars a day and yet cabinet renting a house for more than a thousand dollars a day for the prime minister?
    Less than 50% of Dominicans earn less than $32, 000.00 a year, yet cabinet renting a house for Skerrit for $32,000.00 a month? Allah magwaysa! Is there anyone in the cabinet that still has their God given conscience? Boy all you will cause God to turn his back on us because all you really provoking him

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      July 4, 2020

      The reality is Roosevelt rent is: $1,142. 86 per day; I know people who can throw that kind of money out the window every day of the week for as long as they live; nevertheless they own their house.

      The majority of working people in Dominica do not earn that amount of money in four weeks never mind in one!

      That is the sort of thing Dominicans brought on themselves, some rather eat dirt hoping, yearning for a few pence to buy food; sitting back in misery while they ensure Roosevelt lives off their blood like a king!

      I’ve seen a white criminal murdered a black man by kneeling on his neck!

      The the corrupted dictator Roosevelt Skerrit has his knees on the neck of Dominicans, slaughtering and kill them slowly, yet they take the cruel punishment, while he and his family laugh at the idiots night and day while he drinks their blood as a the vampire he is!

  56. Satan is a liar
    July 2, 2020

    In John 14:2 Jesus says this: In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. Furthermore, 1 Cor. 6:10 says this:
    Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

    Seems like Satan knows he will not put his foot in the mansions Jesus promised so he stole his way to building his own mansion? Remember I referring to Satan, the one Jesus said that came to STEAL, KILL & DESTROY JN. 10:10

  57. Ittassi City
    July 2, 2020

    But papa God what I hearing there nou? Cabinet took a decision to pay $32k a month rent for the prime minister? Joke all you joking man? No matter if you Blue, Red, Green or yellow that’s outrageous in any economy especially for us that don’t have an economy! Nou man even if I labar this one is unbelievable and it should not even be a thought let alone a cabinet decision. PM if that is true cancel that decision because it will backfire on you. PM you were raised in a simple house and as soon as you became PM you built a mansion at Vielle case and all of a sudden you not happy with you Vielle case mansion? So PM if you are not happy with all what you have, what then will make you happy? What will give you peace PM? You are not happy and satisfied with anything you have pm? What then is making you so unhappy PM? Is it the way you see Rosie and Pierro die in such short space of time with not much earthly things? Something is definitely has you unhappy

  58. Nkrumah Kwame
    July 2, 2020

    I take the following angle to this national saga:
    Let us agree with the statement for a while that the State has an obligation to provide housing for the Prime Minister. Why would the Cabinet take a decision to RENT a property instead of BUILDING one??
    That decision, from where I stand, is indeed a BAD one since it would require that the State is CONTINUALLY going to be paying rent for as long as there is a Prime minister.
    The best decision would always have been, from a cost benefit standpoint, to BUILD the residence. Further, the cost to RENT the premises for the initial period of two years, according to honourable Austrie, could EASILY construct a building, with the attendant characteristics required for the PM!!
    Matter solved!! So I can’t “overstand” why Cabinet took the decision to RENT instead of BUILD🤗🤗🤗
    I would, based on the above, NEVER give the Cabinet the opportunity to manage my finances, cause they would run me broke!!
    You agree??!!

  59. AA
    July 2, 2020

    How many Teachers make $32,000 per YEAR? How many Nurses make $32, 000 per YEAR? Paying this amount for rental for one man is ridiculous and downright wicked. Anybody who can support this madness is not only wicked but dysfunctional.

  60. HI FIVE
    July 2, 2020

    Brother this will go nowhere. If it happens to get to the court, by the time a hearing comes around Skerro will be in the Presidential palace laughing at foolish Dominicans

    • Wrong is wrong
      July 2, 2020

      If that is true the only thing I would like to know is, who are the cabinet ministers that signed conspired against Dominica and, who if any that did not sign up on that? I already know Blackmore and Reggie, based on their program on Kairi are not in favor of it but they still agreed because they haven’t got cricket balls. Ian has already told us that he sold his heart and soul to Skerrit so we know he signed it. Rosslyn we know is greedy and will do anything for money, so she signed it. Catherine Daniel is a strong supporter of Evil, so I know she signed it. One of them I heard is a pastor’s wife but the fact that she aligned herself with Skerrit tells me that her God is her belly and will do anything for money and the same is true about anyone who calls themselves followers of Christ because there is NO way a follower of Christ would align with Skerrit. This thing is evil, devilish, greed and trust me Skerrit will not sleep comfortably on his bed and neither those that signed it.

      • August 2, 2020

        Right and wrong are concepts we use to convice others of our perspectives on issues. People think that PM Skerritt is “fleecing” the country. Other see the rental of this property as corruption. The people need not exaggerate to make a simple point, “We do not approve”. In a land where the minimum wage is $4.05 per hour, spending $32K on accomodation for the Prime Minister at this time is irresponsible and unconscionable. It is not fleecing as it is not for his personal gain (I hope) and corruption has not been proven.

        Secondly, our Caribbean culture has not yet allowed us to think of spending lavishly as a society. Even if this were an official PM’s residence, the cost of $29 million coming from the treasury would cause some concern. The drawback is the Skerritt administration has not grown the Dominica economy to the point where it is balancing the nation developmental and aesthetic’s needs. A government agreeing to this kind of spending has lost sight of the national…

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