Accusations of incompetency leveled at DLP senator


The President Dominica Labour Party (DLP) Marigot Constituency Association Harold Tyson has lashed out at the new DLP Senator Dayton Baptiste for what he described as bad representation.

Tyson said he has already voiced his concerns to the General Secretary of DLP, Edward Registe, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and other members of the political party.

According to him, the Marigot Constituency Association has had many pre and post concerns regarding the 2009 General Elections.

He said one specific concern was the manner in which the candidate was selected.

“The insult meted against Prime Minister Skerrit, the lack of communication with the Constituency Association and the lack of respect for the involvement of the people in making the best choice politically,” Tyson alleged are reasons for their dissatisfaction with Baptiste’s behaviour.

“We believe that the process and method used to select the candidate for the last General Elections of 2009 was not done in the best interest of the people, and is left with lots to be desired. For the period, pre and post, Mr. Dayton Baptiste was and has been very inconsistent, and as a senator he is very complacent and not ready for the post he holds in Dominica’s Parliament,” Tyson claimed.

According to Tyson, the new senator has not done anything to unify the people and start the building process. “Rather than to attempt to build and mobilize the people, he is dividing them. For the mater the Association held three meetings post election, where Baptiste was invited and he conveniently absented himself from all three,” he noted.

The Executive of the DLP have been invited to a meeting carded for April 25 in that regard.

– DNO Correspondent

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  1. Cesare Bonventre
    April 21, 2010

    More irrelevant political hubris!

  2. W
    April 20, 2010

    not even gonna read this sh!t majority of dominican politicians are incompetent. Dominica trying to get up on her feet but we being aligned with socialist people slippery slope man.

    April 20, 2010

    After reading these comments, one is left to wonder; what is wrong with Dominicans and furthermore Marigotians! Marigotians were always know as an ntelligent, industrious and independant people who believed in working hard for what they want. We were ridiculed for the way we speak and the red dirt that signified our prosperity but that did not stop us from earning top spots in the common entrance exams or holding top positions within the government of the day. Whichever party we supported did not cloud our judgement as to what we want, where we are, where we want to be and how we are going to get there; we were always a united people.

    It may seems that Marigot does not have good political representation but that is because we are an honest people and honest people cannot be polititions. If Mr. James was dishonest, Marigot would have high-ways just as Ville Case has now and he would still be in power but his honesty caused him the election.

    Marigotians should be proud of who they are and stop this color coded nonesense they have going on. We have to look out for ourselves, no polititian from any other constituency will do it, just read some of the comments and see how much they think of us as a people. I don’t know who Harold is but he needs to come better than that; does he think that his comments will unite the people! no it will only create more division. Fellow Marigotians, we should not be looking at colors because they fade, we must continue to be strong, intelligent and productive. We were never sold on color and should be not now. Let our conscience be our guide. Remember, FREE NESS brings Worriness.

  4. April 20, 2010

    Couldn’t that matter be dealth with internally before taking it straight out to the public, especially given that Marigot is not a DLP stronghold? Or, am I missing out on something…

  5. April 20, 2010

    … boy you too BAD .Mr baptiste is the least of your worries…

  6. precious stones
    April 20, 2010

    Well well wht can i say, we are getting to the next ” LEVEL INDEED”. The old folks would say that’s the “KARTA THE LOAD IS BEHIND” trust me on that one, i’ll be watching..

    April 20, 2010


  8. concerned marigotion
    April 20, 2010

    Harold let me say something to you you need to stop do what you are doing and if you have dominica and marigot at heart you would have try to stay away from the public domain.

  9. kibeauty
    April 19, 2010

    Ironically……..what timing!!!!!!!……..hmmmmmmmmmmm……..raises lots of questions

  10. April 19, 2010

    But why is it that his head is shining like that…

    • DOM
      April 20, 2010

      LOOOOLL…ROFLMAO…U have a kix…

  11. sunshinegual
    April 19, 2010

    Six of Dayton and half a dozen of Harold is the same ting. Inability to represent, so whats the fuss? Harold will not be able to do anything better that Dayton. When Marigot reaches the point in its history when Harold thinks he ought to be the voice of the people, something must be wrong. Mi mouma oh. Lard help Marigot.

  12. live up
    April 19, 2010

    marigot is not for sale, thats true but marigot has never been represented for a very long time .one of our biggest problem at marigot is that when election is done there is no healing.instead of what is our way forward is which clinic you belong to ,red or is not about who you voted for,but the way forward.tellus what kind of cummunity service was done in marigot for the past 5 years or what has been done at all.

  13. April 19, 2010

    Marigot people are very intelligent people and we are a force to be reckon with just take a good look all around Roseau check out all the different job positions that we hold and you with your condensing attitude believe we are a bunch of fools for voting UWP I say you are an a ——- to have such little regards for my Village people and another thing we do not forget those who are against us and regardless of what you or any other persons have to say MARIGOT is part of DOMINICA.
    Freedom of speech is one of our fundamental rights and we have to up hold it if not, that wouldnt be democratic..
    Therefore I would say to the Rick Rosses out there dont mess with MARIGOT people because they voted their conscience they dont allow any one to purchase their votes they never did and will not start now every man or women have to work hard to get elected and the stronger one wins.
    So Rick Ross I do not care for your one sided analysis of Marigot people keep your opinion to yourself and I hope you do not find youself stranded in Marigot because they will take care of you because that’s the kind of people they are but they will also remind you of those words .
    Marigot people will work out their politicial differences without the likes of you .

  14. bun out battyman fyah
    April 19, 2010

    dem bwoy jus need fu chill an go get woman

  15. tha-one
    April 19, 2010

    i know Harold personally and Harold is a leech….
    he wanted to be the representative and has said to me
    on numerous occasions he is trying his best to be the candidate in the
    up-coming by-elections. why is it only now that we are getting to know about this?
    because by-elections will be held soon and he wants to be on the ticket to become a senator.
    Harold just needs to let the party do what they do….
    P.S that would be the biggest mistake the government would make by selecting him to be the representative

  16. April 19, 2010

    To Don’t You Wish

    I do not no you but from what i am reading you are a Labor Supporter which i have no problem with, the old saying is ( WHO IN THE KITCHEN IS THE ONE FEELING THE HEAT), Mr Tyson is a supporter and was involved and campaigning for Mr Baptiste, right now because he is dissatisfied and is expression his constitutional right , due to that you are insulting the guy calling him a DRUNKER, even going as far to the point where you mentioned that he is looking for publicity and to be famous, what is there to be famous about in politic, there is nothing other than greed and corruption, and bad practice, and by you mentioning the two individuals names this is not the issue, I do not know the guy Trevor, but as far as i heard this individual is very successful in Trinidad and is his own boss, i also heard that this Trevor guy left his job in 2000 and came to DA to support Labor, and he is also a Dominica, Mr Thomas is a Dominican, well educated with a supper commentator’s voice, some of you went as far as calling Mr Thomas all type of ridiculous names, insulting the man’s integrity because he expressed his opinion, whenever a party is in power, citizen who are not supporters of the said party, and is voicing their opinion as to what is affecting them and the way that the leaders are running the country are always being ridiculed, the idea of verbally insulting people who are oppose to the government is creating more damage than helping the island, everyone is entitled to the own opinion, I do hope that Mr Tyson is prepared for all the heat and criticism that he will be subject too for speaking out. i would like to no what fame is there in politic other than corruption, money laundering, mal practice, and so on, too much are being said during election campaign, too much promises, too much we will do, we will help, only to find out that when election is over and it’s all said and done, and people began to see that all the promises was not less than a charm party supporter need to stop their viciousness and let Dominican express their constitutional / democratic rights, we the people of Marigot know for a fact that Mr Baptiste is incompetent for the title he is holding, what you all will say we cannot speak good English but we are not stupid like some of you, and we are not for sale, we need competent representative and Baptiste is not, this is my opinion like it or not, right now in Marigot too many Labor Supporters are saying that they were being fooled and some received all type of stuff, job offers and so on, only to find out that election is over and Dayton do not want to see them anymore

    honestly believe that since DNO put Trevor … up on the news, that other ppl are looking for every opportunity to be famous. The man who blasted the naming

    April 19, 2010

    Tyson, you are definitely not reading the news and the popular Dominican trend. If Baptiste is not taking your calls block his driveway, if he is not coming to your meeting block the access road to his town and if he is not representing the constituent, block the Marigot highway.

    And if he chooses to pass somewhere else, just block the damn Airport.

    Tyson, this is the new trend…ask the uwp in layou and calibishie and carib reserve.

  18. Don't You Wish?
    April 19, 2010

    No disrespect, but Tyson looks drunk.

    Don’t stir up confusion where there is none. I honestly believe that since DNO put Trevor … up on the news, that other ppl are looking for every opportunity to be famous. The man who blasted the naming of the cricket stands after Doctrove for 1 and this here man. I am really upset! And if i wasn’t then I would have surely laughed at this nonsense.

  19. Fairplay
    April 19, 2010

    So What!!! Marigot is a UWP stronghold, soit makes no difference.

  20. April 19, 2010

    Well what did we tell you Mr Tyson ? it was just a matter of time before ” things fall apart. HEE HEE HEE , the hand outs are finished by now, no more freebees , its back to the drawing board square one, we told you so!!! MARIGOT IS STILL NOT FOR SALE !!! and by the way , lay off Mr Baptiste he was only looking for his pocket , what happen to yours Rata bite it ? HEE HEE HEE, or do you want the JOB ? . Ignorance is being destitute of knowledge, it is also the greatest enemy of Man, it is such a terrible thing to be ignorant of your own ignorance, be yourself and go back to your party nor , its just not working wid de labour ting ok.

    A true Marigotian

      April 19, 2010

      Too Poom Queen, you make no sense? What representation does Marigot really need if their heads are so hard to be voting uwp so blindly?

      Do you see these people need any representation? They are pretty set in their thinking , “hey is uwp I born, is uwp I dying with”. You better talk to them, because uwp is on life support.

      • April 20, 2010

        Rick Rusty Ross, what the hell do u know about what Marigot wants or needs are you just making a comment because u have access to a computer, or what, who the hell asked for your comment, Marigot and it’s people think for themselves hardhead or not we are our own people . what are you a flipflop continue to sing for you super. Marigot still not for sale

        • RICK ROSS
          April 20, 2010

          Wow, they let the TOUPOU QUEEN out. Do you want representation? I don’t think so.

          • April 20, 2010

            not from you flip flop , mi ha wha mi want aready mi representative de a haven oh!!! Jesus Christ!!!!!!! not a man, not a palrep ,surely not you , chilax and lay off ROYALTY!!!1!

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  21. Progressive mind
    April 19, 2010

    Man stop washing your dirty linens in the public. All of you are the same.

  22. child
    April 19, 2010

    number one……………….

  23. Gym fanatic
    April 19, 2010

    Belle beff pour Jeff!

  24. Hard Working Dominican #2
    April 19, 2010

    Something is hapening!!! The next level is being realized!

  25. look tory
    April 19, 2010


  26. NIKE
    April 19, 2010

    A CHA-Man. Go and get work to do. stupes

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