PM Skerrit gives Isaac thumbs up for performance so far

Joseph Isaac (3rd from right) with PM Skerrit (3rd from left) after being sworn in as a Cabinet minister 

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, is giving former opposition member Joseph Isaac thumbs up for his contribution so far as part of the DLP administration.

Isaac won the Roseau Central seat as a United Workers Party (UWP) candidate in the last general election but cut all ties with the party in April 2018 saying he was becoming an independent member of parliament.

He accused the UWP of not acting in the best interest of Dominica and said he was tired of tribal politics.

In April 2018, Skerrit announced the reshuffle of his cabinet and among the major changes, was a new Ministry for the MP for Roseau Central.

Isaac is now the Minister for The Environment, Climate Resilience, Disaster Management and Urban Renewal.

And Prime Minister Skerrit announced on a radio programme that he is very pleased with Isaac’s performance.

“I can say to you that he has been making and will continue to make a very positive contribution to the government’s deliberations…,” he said.

He continued, “I have always said sitting on the government side and looking at the opposition, that really, the only person who appeared to have been serious about the country and making a contribution to national development was Joseph Isaac.”

Skerrit stated that days after Hurricane Maria, Isaac did come to his office to offer his services.

 “He was the only member of the opposition who reached out to me as Prime Minister…,” he remarked. “I thought that was exceptional.”

He said the government has seen, for example, the implementation on the ban of styrofoam and certain items made of plastic and have also developed the National Resilience Development Strategy on which his government is making strides with regard to Dominica’s forests.

“There are a number of very important programmes that we have been able to achieve with his contributions since he came in,” Skerrit noted.

“I have always maintained that I am prepared to embrace and to work with anybody who is prepared to put country before self and party,” the prime minister stated. “And somebody who is serious about nation building and I have done so on numerous occasions.”

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31 Comments

  1. kellyD
    January 22, 2019

    if Issac performance top ranking why the meeting send shock waves to issac robie and hunter cause the chief sending the chiefess up. and he exclaimed the is where he will put the money.

  2. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    January 22, 2019

    How soon we forget when we weave tangled web around our lying tongue!

    Not too long ago you Roosevelt prosecuted and arrested the one and the same Isaac, alleging that along with the other members of the UWP plotted to overthrow your government.

    You also claim they caused damage in Roseau, setting fire and burning garbage in the streets. As far as we know there is litigation pending against Isaac, and the rest of the UWP; how are you going to deal with that case now that Isaac is part of your cabal, now that he has become one of your puppets!

    Isaac was charged guilty until proven innocent; remember it should be innocent until proved guilty, but with all things inverted in Dominica it is guilty until proved innocent.

    He’s no longer a criminal? 

    How can you now give someone thumbs up for as you claim his contribution in your government after claiming that the UWP are incapable of contributing anything for the benefits of the people and country? 

  3. BenjiB
    January 22, 2019

    I agree that the man is doing a great job as a minister and a parl rep. He was the only opposition member after Maria, I saw with his people. He was delivering stuff, checking up on them, talking, laughing with them and more. The man was sometimes the only opposition member attending activities organized by the government. Just like everybody, the man was fed up with the type of politics Linton is playing. But I already say if workers keep playing that kind of aggressive politics they’re playing, they will lose eh. Mark my words. They need to change their tactics. Just look at how they treating Isaac because he switched his support, or how they babying Joshua and beat down Ian, they protesting for reform but going everywhere asking people to come and vote, they questioning Skerrit friends but shut up with their own. Them man, jah they need to stop shouting all over the place nothing not happening and actually do something.

    • viewsexpressed
      January 23, 2019

      “I agree that the man is doing a great job as a minister and a parl rep. He was the only opposition member after Maria, I saw with his people. He was delivering stuff, checking up on them, talking, laughing with them and more”. This is just blind loyalty garbage and unnecessary talk to what the bigger picture is to ur failed state Domininca and the worse and most corrupt government in Domininca. In addition the same ole Speaker we have and has been the worse since slice bread and since our Independence. Issac has been a puppet to Skerrit and has abandoned all the principles he learnt and earned under Leader Hon. Lennox Linton and the disciplined well focussed UWP Team. Now Issac crossed the floor because of some level of urgency and supposedly cash less, that he was unbale to wait for the victory of the UWP, he ran over to th corrupt DLP, incompetent i government over 18 years, which is what Issac spoke of and campaigned heavily of how corrupt Skerrit and his corrupt Labour have…

      • BenjiB
        January 24, 2019

        My brother Ease up on me. Go and find somebody else to express your frustrations on because people not seeing what you think they suppose to see. I not even going to read what you pose because I know all you may be saying is Skerrit this and that and I incompetent and Lennox is the best choice. RUBBISH. I give my opinion and my opinion is mine!!! I say the man doing a GOOD JOB AND LENNOX LINTON DESTROYING MAN PARTY AND COUNTRY. All he doing is encouraging people to be hateful and start uproar and he even encouraging it outside our country from non-Dominicans. He has never done one thing in the country, not even lay down a pipe but he all over the world. The man needs to go so man party can prosper. People losing faith and confidence in the party because the party not giving people faith and confidence. They only focus on Skerrit Skerrit Skerrit, not even the country. Destroying everything for his personal thing against Skerrit.

  4. Pipo
    January 22, 2019

    Joseph, a compliment like that is like a kiss from the Godfather. Well, you made your bed and you must lie in it.what makes you think he trusts crossovers like you more than his own cabinet member then? And again, you are not a member of the Possie Nostra. No way out for you, is there brother

  5. January 22, 2019

    The voters will decide if Isaac deserve thumbs up Mr. P M,There are not such improvement in the City same old dangerous drainage and sidewalks in Roseau.

  6. Sylvia Jno-Baptise
    January 22, 2019

    I’m a bit confused. Can someone clarify. When he crossed over, didn’t he become an Independent? Who does his seat belong to, as he won it on the back of UWP, no?

    • Me
      January 22, 2019

      Independent, yet dependent on the P.M.???

  7. Neville
    January 22, 2019

    Skerrit, I know your standards are fairly low and taken that as your basis your conclusion on Isaac does not come as a surprise. If that was not enough if one looks at your other ministers and advisors and any remaining doubt has definitely gone!

  8. jamie
    January 22, 2019

    Two jokers,Isaac enjoying the pie.

  9. Ma Moe
    January 22, 2019

    Is this just talk or are these politicians really making concrete and meaningful contributions to Dominica? Are they educating themselves? Are they reading and learning and formulating plans for Dominica’s development or just drinking rum and talking nonsense?

  10. Jack Sparrow
    January 21, 2019

    Joseph Issac is a capable Politian, after all he was trained by Lennox Linton and the others. He is putting all your ministers to shame, because all of you are lazy.

  11. Self
    January 21, 2019

    You should give him a thumbs down, for him to tell you shut uppppppppp!

  12. Yes-sah
    January 21, 2019

    What changes and improvements has he made in roseau then? All I seeing is galvanage hanging off buildings looking like it going to drop on tourist head and holes in the roads and sidewalks for people to cripple themselves in. What kind of contribution is he making, again? That news is lost on me as I’m seeing nothing better… my 8 year old child could do a better job than that.

  13. Gouvelma
    January 21, 2019

    Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! The puppeteer is complementing the puppet. Ok Skerritt. Lets see how wellhead has done when the elections are called. I sincerely hope he lost his deposit. Is there anyone in the constituency who can really trust him? No. Just like you paid the teacher to run in the southeast I hope you have pad Isaac well cause he surely is going back to his bakery. Then again remember he ran the bakery into the ground.

    • viewsexpressed
      January 22, 2019

      Joseph Issac should be ashamed of himself to be associated with this failed immature, Odd Minster. Skerrit has not been acting in the best interest of Dominicans over the past 18 failed years. The same way Papa Doc and immature Baby Doc has killed Haiti, reduced to first class poverty corrupt Haiti, the same way that immature incompetent Skerrit has under-developed out nature isle, more than the force all hurricanes together. Our families are poor, our parents are jobless, our farmers have been ignored with Skerrit bunch of political clown cut off their agriculture jobs under their feet and now has “our passports” as the principle income revenue as Dominica’s economy and silly people out there still shouting that “we love our “Silly” Odd Prie Minister”. Skerrit you can go after Hon Linton as much as you like your reputation is stained, Hon Linton`s reputation is credible, honourable. That feat Skerrit you will never achieve.. Too many unsavoury activities. You visionless and…

  14. Ibo France
    January 21, 2019

    Mr. Skerrit has made it his solemn duty to paint Mr. Isaac as relevant by thrusting him into the spotlight when this man who can be described as the epitome of hypocrisy has accomplished nothing. One should not expect truthfulness from the PM. He bends the truth for political expediency. He would say and do anything to desperately hang on to power to avoid a forensic audit of the country’s finances. The accurate financial accounts of the country are covered in layers and layers of lies and opaqueness. General election is imminent and there is a monumental push by the ruling deceiving elites to hoodwink the unsuspecting electors. Not This Time Around! Never again should Dominicans allow such a tiny minority to impoverish such a large majority of their fellow countrymen and countrywomen. Just too many citizens are living from hand to mouth for far too long, from the cradle to the grave. A Burning Shame indeed.

  15. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    January 21, 2019

    “Roosevelt Skerrit, is giving former opposition member Joseph Isaac thumbs up for his contribution so far as part of the DLP administration. ”

    In the English language “contribution” is defined ” as a payment as a levy or tax imposed by military, civil, or ecclesiastical authorities; usually for a special  purpose.” 

    Contribute  implies to give or supply in common with others; to give a part to a common fund or store; or to play a significant part in bringing about an end, or result to something!

    It would be interested to know to what end has Isaac contributed to which brought and end to anything in the country?

    Has Isaac brought an end to crime, poverty, homelessness; unemployment; and political victimization in Dominica? Can Roosevelt point out ” name”a specific act his boy performed which resulted in something significant, which changed any situation from bad; or worst to good!

    In other words Roosevelt state Isaac personal accomplishments: An outline would…

  16. Shaka Zulu
    January 21, 2019

    And to think issac was not the best that UWP had on board. Can you imagine what could be achieved if Dominicans were to bring in a new government with new ideas new leadership. I have never heard PM say anything good about his DLP ministers. The reason for the reshuffle and previous departure was lack of performance. Dominica should take a page from skerrit and replace that mofo himself. That insecure POS will divide his own party to stay in power. A bunch of baboons.

  17. Ras B
    January 21, 2019

    an some one please explain to me the intended message from the Doctor on Joseph Isaac’s performance? This is what the Prime minister said as clear as mud if you ask me but probably I am just dim, Please help me, what is he saying? He said the government has seen, for example, the implementation on the ban of styrofoam and certain items made of plastic and have also developed the National Resilience Development Strategy on which his government is making strides with regard to Dominica’s forests.

  18. JBaptiste
    January 21, 2019

    Skerrit is very pleased with Isaac’s performance. How does that translate to anything good for Dominica?
    An extremely incompetent politician is please with another. What else is new?

  19. Question
    January 21, 2019

    PM ou pas las matie.

  20. %
    January 21, 2019

    More LIES again from an inveterate, compulsive and unrepentant MISLEADER…Isaac and patriot Danny came to you,and you ran after Isaac with everything you had….
    Stop the LIES!!!!!!You are a bad example for the nation, particularly the children.
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

  21. viewsexpressed
    January 21, 2019

    My God, Skerrit is a real big joke, or idiotic to politics and feels that we Dominicans will fall for this nonsense. Check this Skerrit rap: “Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, is giving former opposition member Joseph Isaac thumbs up for his contribution so far as part of the DLP maladministration”.
    It appears Issac has not settled and is not seen as prominent minister so Skerrit has to say someone disloyal to prop up himself ad that of Issac. What a fiasco within the Corrupt labour camp. People , read this crap Again….”Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, is giving former opposition member Joseph Isaac thumbs up for his contribution so far as part of the DLP administration.
    Skerrit you are this well known prominent failed Prime Odd Minister. We do not you and your corrupt Labour government to run Domininca. You and your questionable government has failed and we know loner need to run ur affairs. Skerrit You have failed us…U are incompetent, immature, a failure and you must…

  22. dissident
    January 21, 2019

    Christmas finish already…..we don’t need more lies

    • Pipo
      January 22, 2019

      Boy, behave yourself. You don’t believe in father Christmas again? Every Wednesday our Hon. P.M. puts on his red robe and plays father Christmas. I don’t know how goes around like that so, maybe he have a private jet?

  23. Karl Orndem
    January 21, 2019

    so who is representing Roseau Central on behalf of the DLP? Isaac or Robbie?

    • %
      January 21, 2019

      Or is it Melissa?
      Whoever it is will lose!
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

      • Me Too
        January 22, 2019

        You are a dirty dirty scumbag for using Melisa name %. Do you have a MOTHER.? No I don’t think SO, True GETTO rat of Marigot %. I have utmost respect for Ms Abraham so I will no drag her character in the gutter today. Lenox Linton Disrespectfully Melisa isn’t a Poltican so watch your flifty mouth 👄

      • %
        January 22, 2019

        @MeToo
        Please sir, I am not Lennox Linton! Stop trying to drag the Patriots name in your filthy gutter!
        I am just an ordinary Dominican,who hate the way your God Lazy Skerrit is governing the country .
        Will the Roseau candidate for your corrupt party be Melissa?
        Skerrit Must Go
        Skerrit Must Go
        LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

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