Opposition Leader’s 2019-2020 budget response in full

On July 31, 2019 Leader of the Opposition, Lennox Linton, delivered in parliament, his budget response to the 2019-2020 budget address which was presented by prime minister Skerrit the day before.

Linton’s full budget response is below.

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  1. Lennox is boss.
    August 6, 2019

    As of 4 pm on August 6, the number of comments under the Opposition Leader’s speech is 23, double the number of comments under the PM’s speech, 11. This tells me that there are many more people interested in what Lennox has to say than what Skerrit says. Not even the Labourites are reading their PM’s speech.

  2. No gimmicks
    August 6, 2019

    OK if all politicians are the same, it’s time to give another the chance to do to, even if it’s a chance to do bad too.lets be fair

  3. ???????????????????
    August 6, 2019

    Mr. Linton nice speech yet U did not say how U intend to fund (or raise the monies) to do all you suggested. A budget speaks of expenditure, the main part is the Revenue flows required & net outcome – Dificit or surplus. You spoke of people regardles of who they support coming together to work for the betterment of the country. You are the first one who divides with the way u speak . Only opposing; no offer of alternatives or suggestions. The huricane gave you the opportunity, a Leader 2 join hands 2 work together for the betterment /Development of the Country. Instead you disassociated yourself, went all over the place viifying/bringing down people & Dominica. U could have said there is progress but more can be done & how that can be achieved. U have created a hate team supporters against Government. Mellow down, tell them about love. U are the only loser. U refuse to offer suggestions indicating it is Government’s not yours. Sit introspect. Listen Observe learn then…

  4. douncs.like_L.L. and teamDA
    August 6, 2019

    today his tongue changing about the money missing.

    can you imagine Lennox said he did his calculation base on an average?

    the man is so lazy he cant even go get the facts which is so available he just take a figure and calculate and coming in the parliament the highest court of the land and make such STUPID STATEMENT embarrassing himself.

    now he is on radio correcting himself like he did last year when he said he didn’t read the act fully

    how much more the few supporters he has now to realise the have a political fool leading them??

    weh weh weh weh weeeehhhhhh

  5. khalid
    August 5, 2019

    Nice speech, but umm how about education focus?
    provision of scholarship for youth citizen to further there self and come back and develop the country. I mean provision of jobs and other points are excellent point.

  6. Man bites dogs
    August 4, 2019

    Linton love us? Ha ha ha what a joke, Linton is only after one thing Dominica money to help pay his debts.

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    • Jalousie
      August 5, 2019

      You jealous of Lennox. :-P

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      • Man bite dogs
        August 5, 2019

        @……above, apart from you who the hell wants to be jealous of lennox Linton, or to put it mildly a born loser.

        • Jalousie responds
          August 5, 2019

          I’m not jealous of Lennox. I admire him for his integrity, honesty, intelligence and good character. He will make an excellent PM. You don’t even know why you hate him. Maybe because Skerrit told you to. Think for yourself.

          • Man bites dogs
            August 6, 2019

            Let us get one thing straight, I don’t hate Linton or any other I just don’t like Lennox Linton, attitude to Dominica and its people, let me educate about Lennox. I’m a steber Street guy Pottersville, Lennox was one of the boys when he arrived from marigot with lots of bad attitude on the playing field and at school, today Lennox Linton has not changed one bit he is not blessed to be a prime minister or a leader of any kind, now you know!!

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        • RandyX
          August 6, 2019

          Dog. The losers, my friend, are you and your comrades. Mark my words. Your master and Gucci will be ‘winners’ as well. But you and your comrades never minded that as long as you got a few crumbs. You disgust me!!

  7. Bwa-Banday
    August 4, 2019

    Where is the monaaaaaayyyyy uncle Ali (Alibaba)? :twisted:

    For too long you and the purple turtle gang has taken us to the cleaners while those who drank the red cool aid walked with their closed. Time to pay up Uncle Ali (Alibaba). Lennox caught you with your pants down so all could see. We demand accountability from you and the financial secretary. YES the FINANCIAL Secretary who should have been operating in the interest of the state. I call on the Chief of Police Daniel Carbon to immediately detain Skerrit and the financial secretary and launch a full scale investigation.

    Mr Carbon, failure to act will expose you as an accomplice in crimes against the state and a room at stocky shall be reserved for you sir. STOP this madness and demand accountability for our passport money. Just remember sir that you are responsible for the safe keeping of our passports. OH-TEE-LARGENT KALINAGO LA?? OH-TEE-LARGENT PASSPORT NOU ALI?

  8. Anonymous
    August 3, 2019

    an A+ for Linton and a C- for skerrit. Can we get a debate now, some man cacar does boil when they hear bout debate.

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  9. %
    August 3, 2019

    Thank you honourable patriot Linton for the bombshell about our money which caught all the DLP lazies unprepared and incapable of defending their bad management of the state affairs.
    That’s what good opposition is all about!
    Excellent job indeed!

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  10. Welcome PM Lennox
    August 3, 2019

    I love you very much Lennox Linton. Why? Because I know you love us, Dominicans very much. Even those that hate you. You sacrifice yourself for our freedom and prosperity. Many do not see that is what you are doing, the superficial things, material things have blinded their eyes. But there are many who know just how special you are, a gift. Thank you Lord for Lennox. May he and his family be blessed, shield them. They have work to do.

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    • August 4, 2019

      @Welcome PM Lennox , the superficial things, material things have blinded their eyes?

      This sentiment sound like that of a child, you cannot be a mature adult to speak so foolishly. What is the Love are you receiving from Lennox that is not based on “material things” and even so, that would not be Love, neither does he have it to offer?

      You have to be one and you alone, to be speaking about “Lennox sacrificing himself for freedom and prosperity”. Who for, may I ask? Because it is not for us, Dominicans.

      Learn to think for yourself and stop repeating what you hear from others. The information may be falsely spoken or written.

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      • Dom123
        August 5, 2019

        @Elizabeth u have a lot of nerve to call someone’s comment childish. Most people here think the same bout u. SMH

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    • ?????????????????????????
      August 6, 2019

      Welcome PM Lennox
      What is a budget? It is something that shows how money is raised (Income) and Expenditure (spent in the affairs of the State). How does Mr. Linton sacrifice himself for freedom & prosperity? Mr Linton has to prove himself with a well written budget. See my comments. It is not nice speech that qualifies one for service. You have to understand first what u are going into. Again u persons have to understand how the country runs (taxes etc); not all those stories – rumours spreading around. Case in point – one have to understand the rates taxes / persons /per family; other special cases before u can quantify amount not only # of persons& a figure arrive at without the real facts (family and #’s/standalones etc). It is foolish just to look at the figure for a service, add by the amount (for the amount may well include families fo whatever #. The groundwork has to be done – first identify how many families etc ; look at the amount paid. 2 much stories no…

    August 3, 2019

    Dno, so happy you posted the leader of the opposition garbage so everyone with a true sense of understanding could read.
    Is this really a response to the budget? Oh my! A child budgeting for Christmas would have done better that.
    One would have expected to see and read something with numbers and figures followed by explanation of how,where and when those numbers and figure would be utilized for the betterment of the country. Adjustments and alternatives or something better or something more interesting than what was presented to the House,but I just read a whole set of crap making me fall asleep in the process because of it so boring and with no substance.

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    • Anonymous
      August 3, 2019

      For skerrit to take all the man ideas and run wid it.

      • ?????????????????????
        August 6, 2019

        Anonymous you sound indeed shallow. Excuses to blame the PM taking the main ideas and run? The PM’s speech was b4 the Opposition Leader’s. He has no need for such – the Budget showed Income & Expenditure – Amts to be raised & methods (taxes, rates, sales etc). Amts allocated to the various ministries/projects etc as expenditure. dificit or surplus too. Dificit – expenditure is higher than Income; surplus is the other way – Income is more than what will be spent. U need to understand this things before u speak. No one hates Mr. Linton but his ways (opposing, disunity, not listening to others, set in his ways, not open to correction etc amongst other things, going on media to prevent persons from contributing to the nation, telling u the supporters things without checking facts). He needs to calm down, do things rationally. The biggest fault is leading with stories untruths etc. He cannot win an election so. Truth, honest, Love are attributes. Think on these things. Stop…

    August 3, 2019


    It was difficult to read this budget presentation- not because it did not make sense- IT DID.

    It was difficult to read because I am unable to grasp how much damage has been done by a one man regime over 19 years. The Marigot constituency has been totally blindsided and left destituted. Doh come with nonsense about they had no representation- the party in power is responsible for its people- not the opposition (basic civics).

    Where d money gone uncle?

    I hope Dominicans open their eyes and truly read both budget presentations- take your time and digest it- which one has more substance – stop letting party colors, cool outs and dimples fool allu.

    Open your eyes people- read and understand or let your chirren dem read and give you a summary.

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  13. August 3, 2019

    Duty free on building materials up to december 2019? UWP take note, the budget for grant aid is shrinking steadily over the years and is not likely to improve. Reading this esay Dominica’s best hope to finance its development in the short and medium is through local taxes and the CBI. The UWP leader is mixing actual figures with estimated figures to arrive at the conclusion that over $1billion is missing. Why did the Leader of the oppossition did not do a complete inquiry.

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    • ??????????????????
      August 6, 2019

      Indeed an essay! Not showing actual Income streams and outflows – how to spend. The essay does not show those. Not nice speech runs the country.

  14. Kalinago Justice
    August 3, 2019

    The Honourable Lennox Linton, Parliamentary Opposition Leader and Parliamentary Representative for the Marigot Constituency caught the one-man corrupt rogue regime in their thievery and deception!!!

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