Blackmoore brushes aside public debate challenge

Blackmoore said debates are ongoing in Dominica
Blackmoore said debates are ongoing in Dominica

At least one government minister has responded to a challenge by the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) for public debates on matters of national importance.

Minister of public works, Rayburn Blackmoore, has brushed aside the challenge saying debates are going on all the time in Dominica and the Labour Party is winning.

“We have been debating all the time,” he told Kairi FM’s Heng Program. “We have been debating by doing the west coast road, we have been debating by building a modern state of the art state college, we have been debating by starting 66 appartments for persons who are in need, we have been debating by the housing revolution where a number of folks who otherwise would have difficulties in contracting loans to begin a home…. and through the efforts of this administation, through the AID Bank and housing loans, we have provided facilities with easy financing so people can build their homes so people can enjoy a part of Dominica.”

Recently leader of the UWP, Lennox Linton, challenged prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, to a series of debates to discuss economic matters, foreign policy, good governance and the rule of law.

“We are issuing the challenge,” the UWP leader stated. “It is necessary for us to debate. We cannot be the last country in the world where no debate takes place, no debates take place among politicians from either side of the parliament. It is totally disgraceful. It is unacceptable.”

But according to Blackmoore, a debate is impossible without both sides having a development plan for the country.

“We are confident that the debate has been going on,” he said. “The Labour Party has been able to win the debate everytime because we have a plan.”

He noted that a debate without a plan would reduce it to ‘cliches and platitudes.’

“Cliches and platitudes cannot solve out problems,” he remarked. “What can solve our problems is real action, practical plans … building of the state house, building of housing apartments, buildng of the new hospital and ensuring that our young people who want to go to school get the opportunity, ensuring that our young people that have been educated are employed…”

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304 Comments

  1. Francisco Telemaque
    February 18, 2014

    The following is specifically for the attention of kid Gary!

    Be reminded I noted that prior to you even dream of writing your comment; so I leave it to you to determine between both of us who has a better definition of the word “debate.” If the way I define the word is not 100% correct, I am sure it is almost one hundred per cent correct.

    To debate is to discuss a question by considering opposed arguments while participating in a debate, it is a contention by words, or arguments; a formal discussion of a motion before a deliberative body according to the rules; it is a regulated discussion of a proposition between two matched sides.
    Not forgetting a moderator must be involved; and perhaps it would be reasonable for me to brief you on the responsibility of the moderator; the one who arbitrates by presiding over the participants of the debate, and asks questions to the participants of which they have no prior knowledge okay!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  2. MeCamem
    February 18, 2014

    forreal February 16, 2014

    mecmem i try to make sense of what you just wrote,is not what he said are the facts to be debated,the man has just laid down the administration track record,if you see any other than that,you are technically calling dominicans retardes

    Lets analyse what forreal wrote in response to my ger-gesh posting: Here is a part of the response as indicated from the paragraph, if you so desire to reference it within that context “is not what he said are the facts to be debated,the man has just laid down the administration track record”

    Yes they are facts to be debated but not a debate itself. A debate is a verbal altercation between two parties discussing achievements and not a list of accomplishments and track record.

    With your apparent fervency to defend the government at all cost, you clearly agreed with
    my posting that what the minister said was not a debate but “facts to be debated”.

    I would never venture to disrespect my fellow Dominicans, as you suggested; but on the contrary, you seem to suggest that Dominicans should accept “facts to be debated” as a debate, and I believe that inclination is very disrespectful to the intellectual, and reasoning capacity of Dominicans.

  3. Tyre hit de road
    February 17, 2014

    What these Guys need is a Degree in Commonsense and a dose of respect. This guy is talking down to Dominicans in such a way!! Wow!! Very disrespectful to all our people. Those things which the DLP have done are improvements,we will all enjoy them and we should not just shove them aside although they have been inordinately spoken about as if to say this is all the DLP is running on. Blackamoor’s statement is an insult to every Dominican’s intelligence. Who soes he think he is talking to? Is this his idea of a “chit chat” or a joke? Is her really Serious? 8) :(

  4. William James
    February 17, 2014

    Now This is what you call “Pure Rubbish” and Now I can agree with others saying the the DLP is certainly a Dictatorship If this is how a DLP representative can state in public, on a public News Site and his party agrees with this statement. This is serious,,, Very serious ………….. :-|

  5. Anonymous
    February 17, 2014

    Now This is what you call “Pure Rubbish” and Now I can agree with others saying the the DLP is certainly a Dictatorship If this is how a DLP representative can state in public, on a public News Site and his party agrees with this statement. This is serious,,, Very serious ………….. :-|

  6. Gary
    February 17, 2014

    What is all this controversy about a debate.Why do we believe that a forum such as a debate involving Politicians running for office is a viable way of selecting the best person to lead the country.I’m not against having political debates in the election process between Political leaders.What I’m against is the concept expressed by many that a a debate is the one thing necessary to settle the issue as to who is a better leader for the country,this is such a folly.

    I’m bewildered by the nanny comments calling for a debate and not knowing the true meaning of a debate.A debate between Politicians is not a forum for seeking answers regarding allegations of corruption.A debate between Politicians is not a forum to decide personality superiority.A debate between Politicians is not a forum to seek truth and honesty.A debate between Politicians is not the same as your high school or college debate. Politicians do not debate to resolve issues,they debate to convince us which candidate is the best capable person of running our affairs. The people who they are trying to convince,the electorate never ask questions or challenge them during such debate, instead it is done through a person called a Moderator, what a scam.

    The UWP has done it once again,the use of manipulating public discussion regarding an issue.
    I’m a firm believer if you got the truth you can demonstrate it,talking doesn’t prove it.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      February 17, 2014

      “A debate between Politicians is not a forum for seeking answers regarding allegations of corruption.A debate between Politicians is not a forum to decide personality superiority.”(Gary).

      Gary, I do not wish to make it appear as if I am picking on you: However, I find myself unable to remain contained when I read such comments; nevertheless, I must say to you that you are very wrong in this case.

      I sense you are deliberate here, you seem to have inverted what it is because everything you claimed shold not to be; is actually the way it should be!

      For indeed debates between politicians is one of the very most important ways to seek answers to the issues affecting the nation, hence the answers each politician give to the arbitrator speaks volumes. If yo and I are engaged in a debate, and the moderator asks of me a question, and in turn asks you the same question, the audience will be able to get an insight of our IQ; based on the answer we each gives on the same subject.

      If my answer is much more understandable, and precise, that may indicate I might be more suitable for the job.

      As for the corruption issue, in a debate forum, the moderator reserves the right to ask the accuse about the allegations levied against him/her. Again based on the answer the accused gives, the audience, and the public may form an opinion as to the politicians’ guilt or innocent, the answer will either exonerate him/her or their very own words will return to haunt them.

      Finally, the true ability to govern will eventually surface in the debate, the more capable person will emerge victorious.

      Gary, one of the reasons Dominica lack progress is because of the people Dominicans elects are the least capable, we elect people based on how loud they can scream, and rant when they are in their character assassination mood. The politician who lie the most, speaks more derogatory about his/her opponents always win, because that sort of thing is all Dominicans are geared to.

      It is time we realize calling people corrupt is not enough to warrant the vote of anybody; this must stop Gary; and this might be the time when people demand more important dialogue; people should demand to know what they intend to do to bring about immediate economical change to the country.

      As someone said, and I can confirm that the UWP lost an election, all due to one single, simple word “Corruption,” a word that was not synonymous in Dominica.

      One man thought of that word, used it; and it toppled a government!

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • Gary
        February 18, 2014

        I guess you are one of those who have false concept as to what a debate is.A debate is based on a topic where both sides give augments,in a debate there are protocols to follow agreed by both sides.It’s sad that you of all people cannot comprehend what a debate is.

  7. Insulted
    February 17, 2014

    Obviously Blackmoore missed the definition of ” Debate” I therefore wish to draw his attention to the Oxford definition which states,
    Debate : a formal discussion on a particular topic in a public meeting or legislative assembly, in which opposing arguments are put forward.
    Hope he will rethink his exremely ridiculous response to make him appear more intelligent.

    He needs to take some his advice from his leader Read more that will help him understand basic words like debate.

  8. 767
    February 17, 2014

    One thing workers like to free up on DNO weee..lol ka mem l8r will be greater..and yes go ahead waste allu time and dislike my comment, the truth hurts so go ahead start to dislike, only shows how its easy to push allu buttons, ummmm i aim for at least 80..hahahaha

  9. NicE n NaughtY
    February 17, 2014

    Blackmoore it’s because no one on your team can debate and that’s a fact.

  10. ehbeh
    February 16, 2014

    you know what…mwe las eve sort sala…skerrit…zorr toot…ale fe zafe zor…any sorti…sorti la…change is not an option…its a must

  11. February 16, 2014

    Let me say first time voter u really made my day i had a good laugh,You are mad funny but all jokes aside,I think the people of dominica should decide a debate not the government.There should be a vote on that by the people of DA.What are they afraid of.Everyone should have an idea whats going on in these guys head.Like they say in DA,No one carry a cat in bag.Say it in Creole.

  12. Anonymous
    February 16, 2014

    state of the art college ehhh…..before you sit down on them chair they breaking….smh

  13. Will
    February 16, 2014

    I believe the Government ministers including the PM need to go back to school. this is sooo embarrasing.to hear a minister of Government speaking this way

    • Will
      February 16, 2014

      my Son would do a better Job

  14. rosie felix
    February 16, 2014

    Mr Blackmoore and his government colleagues have changed the meaning of words and terms such as debate, consultation, integrity, due diligence, and justice among others. Look like they need to read more and get a degree in English. I wonder how the education minister would respond.

  15. Twinky
    February 16, 2014

    One word “Utter Rubbish”…lmfao..XD

  16. Doc. Love
    February 16, 2014

    On many occasions we are told, the opposition is opposing for opposing sake. This time it is the Skeritt led Administration who is opposing for opposing sake. When Blackmoore went to school, in his days their were endless debates. Today, he opposes a debate between school drop out turned novice politician and a man according Dr. Aaron he claims has a BSc degree in Psychology and a BA degree in ENGLISH. That very same man they claim is a master negotiator and the Prime Minister of the country. According to a famous Q.C lawyer, it must be something I ate, I must be going mad because I cannot understand the logic behind Blackmoore’s argument.

  17. public debate
    February 16, 2014

    DAAS bobol
    BIN bobol
    NO GCE Bobol

  18. Fami Wachen
    February 16, 2014

    Debate debate debate..UWP was paid taxpayers hard earned cash to come to the House of Assembly for debates and they refused….Where else could we have had a better debate.. the ELECTED MEMBERS had the legitimate right to debate,they chose to run….
    Who is Lennox to ask for debate?
    As far as I am concerned UWP has been hijacked by the so called Team Dominica and making a total mockery of electorates….
    Where is Spaggs and Sanford the elected members….
    ON hand education is not important and in the same breath UWP boast of the number of lawyers and doctors on their team….
    Hello…Sanford studied Economics too and holds a degree why is he so quiet? Why is he in the backsit…
    Skerro DONT DEBATE BLOGGERS….. tell them come to house to debate….
    Please Skerro stretch the elections because I suspect by the time it is called we WILL HAVE three main competing parties excluding Freedom..
    MARK MY WORDS….

  19. shaka zulu
    February 16, 2014

    I am one who believe the labour party has seen better days an it is time for change. I also acknowledge that blackmoore’s response is Pure BS. However, because lennox and the new UWP members are not yet elected the pm does not have to respond to their request. Instead the elected members should use their time in parliament to bring up these issues and demand that election is anounced at a date that allows ample time for several debates prior to voting

  20. SHAD
    February 16, 2014

    What are we coming to? It would be a good thing if both parties can come together and have a debate. The DLP is running scared instead of standing up and showing the people that they are honest and have nothing to hide. Mr Blackmore I suggest you go back to school and learn the English Language properly. This Government needs to come better than that and stop treating we the Dominican people as nothings. It is truly heart breaking that Mr. Blackmore can define the word debate as building a College,roads,houses and providing loans. This is very laughable

    • Anonymous
      February 18, 2014

      No. DLP has just decided that Lennox and uwp will not dictate the terms of anything to us.

  21. magik$$$$$$Fonti
    February 16, 2014

    I does wonder how some of us supporters of the opposition does think. It is not everything that we hear about OUR UWP IS UNTRUE THAT is coming from the other side. We must not fall into the trap and do like the labor people who are of the opinion that everything that we workers say about their party is untrue.
    We have to face the gospel truth and admit that Thompson made many mistakes and has created an unnecessary distraction to our party. I will continue to tell the leadership of the party that the approach that is taken by JOSHUA FRANCIS is commendable. HE works the media very well and he is a bastion of truth and honesty. Mr. Francis must be the go to man for PR because he is the brainiest politician in Dominica and speaks intelligently and eloquently with a lot of substance and also he does nt get into any unnecessary controversy like Fontine and this is the fact we workers have to face and stop saying that the people who right asking for Fontiane to behave himself and come clean and or resign are all labourites.
    Look at the value of the message and not its author. Two three of four or a trillion wrongs never can make the lie into a truth .

  22. bigger
    February 16, 2014

    Lennox Linton is not an elected member of parliament so for Prime minister to debate with an ordinary man on the street is nonsense. UWP has three elected members any one of them is acceptable. In England debates are carried out in parliament the UWP chose to keep theirs in the PEOPLE”S PARLIAMENT what a shame and now they have the audacity to talk about debate with an unqualified novice

  23. White Plains Rd
    February 16, 2014

    His comment is right on point folks..

    Dominica a “fools paradise” and the happy with it!

  24. Cecil Joseph
    February 16, 2014

    I wish to ask the question, “what does Carnival Cruise leaving Dominica and moving to Aruba has to do with a National Political Debate. I would think a better debate would have been, whether certain business men in Dominica should have the right to block the pass ways in front of their businesses with derelict vehicles.

  25. Isse
    February 16, 2014

    Blackmoore did not want to be left out. He hd to show the boss be the hook or by the crook that is in he isfully on board with the program. So he had to put his two (non)-cents in. Wow!!!

  26. February 16, 2014

    This is unbelievable we should demand for debates, we shouldn’t allowed these politicians too fool us, these folk’s behave like detectors, I am not for either party but what this Minister is saying is unexceptable, we deserve better.

  27. Anonymous
    February 16, 2014

    I would take Skerrit’s negotiating skills any day over Linton’s debating skills. You all calling for debate; be careful what you ask for, you might just get it. You might not like the results.
    Of course, with you guys black is white and white is black, so you guys are going to claim victory regardless of the outcome. Imagine, you claimed that the independence boycott was successful.

  28. natural dominican
    February 16, 2014

    this from a minister of gov’t…what a joke this labour administration is…you suppose to be educated mr minister.

  29. February 16, 2014

    This is unbelievable we should demand for debates, we shouldn’t allowed these politicians too fool us, these folk’s behave like detectors, I am not for either party but my this minister is saying is un exceptable.

  30. Mamizoo
    February 16, 2014

    Boy if there was any doubt that these politicians in government think that the people are the servant then I guess Blackmore just wiped out any doubt.
    Now one would think that after hearing the PM trash talk shows and the contents that a minister of government would follow up with an intelligent continuation to a talk show but instead the minister chose to stoop even lower. In my opinion that is a clear display of arrogance and disrespect .
    Blackmore’s statement is just another way of saying that Dominicans are not worthy of a debate between politicians. Now note that it was the same Laborites who when Eugenia Charles decided that she was going to take te parliamentary debate off the air Laborites protested , rightly so. People expressed their disagreements, Mie and the opposition decided to boycot parliament. Today Laborites are telling us that Dominicans are not worthy of debate. Sad sad sad. I couldn’t imagine Eugena telling us that roads , hospitals, cruise ship berths, port expansion, a thriving economy and people and the elevation of a country from the destruction of Hurricane David and the Charles Saverin 47 day strike all of these word represent a debate. I ouldnt imagine Edison Ames or Rosie Douglas encouraging such condescension by their administration.

  31. grell
    February 16, 2014

    Blackmore your a coward ,how can this be democracy.

  32. Anonymous
    February 15, 2014

    Papa bodyay!… we have never been more fini bat.. Long I realise the people we have in govt were not the most intelligent, but awa wii.

    Them ppl that making decisions on my behalf for the past 14 years???.. JAH!!!…FINI BAT

  33. Colihaut
    February 15, 2014

    Where are the Labour supporters on this topic? It is clear that they have been silenced by their own pathetic DLP response to this debate issue.

  34. Change is a must
    February 15, 2014

    The laourites who are posing as UWP supporters and bashing Dr. Fontaine should take note that this is not gaining any merits. UWP supporters and all the new supporters that have joined to vote against this current government are too intelligent to even complete the reading of such comments. Please the corruption that exist and you labourites should be ashamed of yourselves. Who wants to be affiliated to a party like that, except for those who are opportunists, singing for their dinner or just plain corrupt. The UWP is WINNING the next election and UWP supporters continue to campaign in whatever capacity you can. This is the only way we can win this.

  35. another Baptiste
    February 15, 2014

    I rise in full support of the views expressed earlier by the other Baptiste.
    Its nice how people are brave to use their surname to express their important views on many issssuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuues.
    The debate must continue.

  36. MeCamem
    February 15, 2014

    This man look like he ger-gesh. What kind of response is that? Even my Special Education Students would have responded more eloquently. Come on man, was that a well thought of response, or just a reaction because you expect Dominicans to demand a response to the challenge less they believe you are scared.

    • I NO MORE RED!
      February 15, 2014

      Mr. Blackmoore as an Economist what is the economic benefit of the state house to Dominica? can it bring returns and what?
      What is the economic benefit to have ONLY chinesse working and your people sit by and look?
      What is the economic benefit of having Public Work employees unable to get paid while road is being done by NON-nationals?
      Also sir do you understand the meaning of a debate? GO EDUCATE YOURSELF!!
      Finally why is it that money is being given to people(Labor supporters) in POINTE MICHEL like leaves falling from a tree.
      What Corruption!!!!!!!!!!!

    • forreal
      February 16, 2014

      mecmem i try to make sense of what you just wrote,is not what he said are the facts to be debated,the man has just laid down the administration track record,if you see any other than that,you are technically calling dominicans retardes

  37. February 15, 2014

    dear dominicans i do not care about the country what lennox was saying was true

    • Anonymous
      February 15, 2014

      tebeh!

  38. Alright..
    February 15, 2014

    That’s just an idiotic thing to say..been debating all the time my posterior…sit down and have a face to face conversation with the opposition on national television please.

    • forreal
      February 16, 2014

      wait awhile what is the house assembly for,who is the opposition,isn’t the same guys,who fail to show up whenever there is a session taking place,the UWP is now shifting of running the country outside the house of assembly,even going as far as north america,which of now i having seen the merits,because based on the countries laws,the people they spoke to has been rendered non voters,should they debate in langoon,what is the opposition going to bring to the table,promises,the man has laid out what he and his other members of the labour cabinet has accomplished,promises are comforts to fools.

  39. concerned
    February 15, 2014

    OMG ! This response from Blackmore is CHILDISH, PATHETIC, NONSENSICAL, WEIGHTLESS,AND RIDICULOUS ! !
    Is that the kind of fibre our ministers are made up of ?

  40. is dno on strike
    February 15, 2014

    You all are just not publishing any comments…..is this part of the Fontaine Daas Debate?

    • ___________
      February 15, 2014

      @Is dno on strike Yes We. It is part of the Skerrit corrupt Labour not wanting to be cornered with matters to do thou shall not steal,lie and cheat. I LIKE TO READ YOUR BLOGGS SO MUCH!

  41. ROMAN CATHOLDIT
    February 15, 2014

    Look a debate topic blackmore” the grand bay road water project is done and the road is a disgrace,all we have is dust which leads to all kind of respiratory disease.

    • Anonymous
      February 15, 2014

      i know right

    • by the school
      February 16, 2014

      But the road going up to his house by Boebwa well patch up. They patch up to reach by his home he building there and they leave the rest of the road going up to Giraudel with all the big holes. Blackmore full of crap. Corrupt.

  42. February 15, 2014

    This is scary folks, I am not for either party but for this minister to say the few projects is the debate , I can’t believe that, whats wrong having a live debate face to face so the people will able to decide who too trust, this our country turned yo a communism?

  43. RED 2 BLUE
    February 15, 2014

    I think that all Dominicans who would like to see both parties in a debate should bombard Kairi FM with calls. Call Kamala, call Krazy and Ghost, Call the Animal Show. LET THEM KNOW THAT IT IS IMPORTANT AND WE WANT IT
    cHANGE IS A MUST

  44. I TOLD YOU
    February 15, 2014

    Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh Blackmore, dat you saying?? A big man like you? I would expect nonsense like that from someone like Pit Bull Bush-Schooled No neck Austrie……. not you! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  45. Morihei Ueshiba
    February 15, 2014

    Everybody skerrit give dem toilette, blackmore skerrit give him toilette

  46. Emile Zapatos
    February 15, 2014

    both fountaine and lenox are opportunist. we are seeing them for what the really are. they are desperate and hungry for power.i see them ,as a rebel group.just see how they treat the elected members of the uwp

    • ()
      February 15, 2014

      @Emile Zapatos….You are not the only lapdog of the corrupt Skerrit Labour Party crying.So you really thought that Skerrit would continue insulting Dominicans for ever?. Can’t you see your fitlth does not dimninish Team Dominica’s resolve?
      Well my friend, you are a Skerrit slave. I was once one also, but i move away because Skerrit is not a leader. He is lazy, incompetent, unintelligent, very insultive,cannot debate and i can go on and on.
      I AM FEELING SORRY FOR YOU, but Linton and Fontaine will provide you with a job,and you will eventually be able to be an independent Dominican.
      NO MORE RED CLINIC FOR YOU.

    • ??????????????
      February 15, 2014

      @Mr or Miss or Ms Zapatos I LOVE THESE TWO OPPORTUNISTS. Skerrit’s trickery and deception, plus the begging syndrome he inculcated in you is soon to be over.
      When last you went to beg Skerrit to buy bread?

    • Native & indigenous
      February 15, 2014

      The late Pierre Charles said “ou pa vo waipons”

    • Anonymous
      February 15, 2014

      @Zapatos Go host a programme on The Animal Show with that.This makes no sense there.Did you open your mouth on the villas issue,whem Ambrose was in hot water, in the Bin Bobol???? You don’t seem to have it morally right.

    • ?
      February 16, 2014

      @Hypocritical Emile Zapatos You seem to be a desperate Labour Party lapdog and slave.Are you one of the greedy ones taking everything that belonged to the poor?
      Can you tell Dominicans about the unemployment situation on island? This is a national concern, not Doctor Fontaine. The man is above board.

    • skeitt
      February 16, 2014

      police officer you know i pay you to say that, but stop now, you preventing me from sleeping am tormented.

  47. resign
    February 15, 2014

    Thompson Fontaine you must consider resigning before we can enter or cal for any debate. Too many questions about you mister F and we as a party can ill afford all of this. perception of corruption in Dominica is factual corruption. How are we going to seriously challenge Skerro dem when we have all of these ‘stories’ about you. I want my UWP to win but you man have really set us back…am very worried.

    • Emile Zapatos
      February 15, 2014

      What is Fountaine resigning from .He is not a conditate , he is not ,he was never elected ,and not even a registered and paying member of the UWP. Can the transparent lennox say when he joined the uwp party. we are investigating.The team is not interested in dominica or the uwp they are only interested in themselves, and they plan to change the the party name. they are only using the party .That is why the elected members of the party is not on their team.

      • A perfect Idiot.
        February 15, 2014

        Stop this nonsense! Isn’t spaggs an elected member of the UWP? Is he not on the team? Eddo and Prevost are the other elected members. Are they not trustees? What you investing? You need to use your expertise to investigate the fire bombing of GON Emanuel and to whom our passports are sold to and the real price.

    • Yam Babawoolais
      February 15, 2014

      What about your perception of Ambrose who was fired twice for corruption. What about Skerrit and McIntyre nobility. Instead of people like you talking about Thomson Fountains don’t you want to hear your PM cry down corruption. Have you ever heard him chant down corruption in government institutions? Boy I wonder how that would taste in his mouth

    • Yen
      February 16, 2014

      Oh so you are Emile Zapato,Resign, Kalinago, Rerre, Rivier Cyrique, La Paine, Wiers Marigot.

      What appen Da Vibes will not entertain you. But notice that if you remove the multiple comment by this idiot who is desperately seeking attention and the od laby FADT N FURIOUS other than that no one endorses Blackmore’s couchonie. Oh tree s that Jack Arse in Canada who turn from Truth andJusticeto Real Truth. Not sure how someone can be preaching Christ and at the same time be so anal.

  48. De Marine
    February 15, 2014

    Honorable Blackmore, to describe what you have ineloquently stated in much words..i can only describe in ONE word (the famous quote from former police chief),”Utter rubbish”.

  49. Natural Living
    February 15, 2014

    COWARD!!!!!!!!!!
    CHICKEN!!!!!!!!!!

  50. Anonymous
    February 15, 2014

    UWP refused to go to the house of Parliament on numerous occasions to debate the issues regarding the governance of Dominica, now they are demanding a public debate. No way.

    • Emile Zapatos
      February 15, 2014

      well Anon you seem the only one who can see. through lennox tricks to give himself center stage. He has no standing to debate national issues with elected members of the House, neither does fountaine. They are imposters.Why are the people elected to debate the government in hiding

      • Views Expressed
        February 16, 2014

        Emile, I think you are scared, you have nothing of merit and quality to contribute to this debate, you are making stories of innuendoes as you go on….no one, let alone me not buying your nonsense. the more people like you and others representing and defending this corrupt DLP government the more the monkey climb up the tree and exposed its Ass……essts…..are you familiar with that saying.
        TEAM DOMINICA IS READY….WE DOMINICANS ARE READY FOR GOOD AND ACCOUNATBLE GOVERNMENT
        CHANGE IS A MUST

  51. dread
    February 15, 2014

    DNO, is very, very BIAS, this should make the UWP supporters posting here very happy. DNO continues to reject comments not favorable to the UWP.Fortunately for Dominicans DNO is not a Polling Station, the true poll will be on election day.

    • Not again
      February 16, 2014

      Well said

  52. The Baptiste
    February 15, 2014

    That kind of ranting and raving by Blackmore categorized DNO as rubbishing the call foe debates, is yet another clear warning to Dominicans to be careful of the kind of people they elect to represent us at home and abroad.
    Here is a minister who claims a college degree, yet cannot harness his thoughts and communicate them effectively to his base, who are not known to be the most intelligent, how then, can he reach those outside his dwindling base.
    I do not believe that any of his teachers from primary school to undergraduate level can be proud of that kind of ranting and raving in response to a request by the electorate of Dominica for civil discussin in the form of debates on the issues of the economy, foreign policy, and governance.

    • Donnaldson
      February 15, 2014

      Its so sweet for you to try this business and I do support your words and see through your efforts in that underlie-ing message behind the message. Nice Debate . I will be listening.

    • sickireeGOATjojo
      February 15, 2014

      There is no reason to throw full support behind the call for a National debate. It is an act of great cowardice to dock our heads into the UWP illusions.
      If such a mentality is allowed to enter our consciousness then we are indeed setting ourselves up for deep problems within our society.
      There is a lot of debate going on via developmental projects in Dominica. This is the real debate 18-3.

  53. Debate/Not to Debate
    February 15, 2014

    Based on the DNO poll which seek the public voting for whether there should be a debate the following data was obtained:
    Total votes cast – 1639
    Votes in favor for a debate – 1404 which represents 86%
    Votes against a debate – 97 which represents 6%
    Votes that suggest there would be no difference if a debate is held – 138 which represents 8%

    After reviewing this data against what the minister is saying I am wondering the following:
    1) Where is the debate he speaks of is held? Is it in the media which is the very place our beloved Prime Minister ask us to no listen to and read more? If it is then, this is sure to confuse the lay-person who is not verse in matters where a certain level of discernment is needed.
    2) How does the Dominica public voting Labour get representation in terms of their views for a debate if they voted in favor of a debate? Did the minister seek the consent of the majority of Labourites?
    3) By any stretch of ones imagination 1404 votes in favor of a debate is greater than 18 elected members of government; yet the minority group case in point elected members of Labour seem to be having it’s way with this poll. Now, I would like to know whether the request to read by the PM implies that we are not a populace who is educated enough to know whether we need a debate?

    In summary, I believe we all need to put the pressure on all parties to give us a dignified debate and may the best team win. This is my two cents on this matter.

  54. Kryptonite
    February 15, 2014

    When such gabbage is spewed from seating ministers
    its nothing strrraaaaaange its time for change!!!

  55. A perfect Idiot.
    February 15, 2014

    Mr. Blackmoore, why do you and the DLP keep insulting the intelligence of laborites? By saying a debate is not necessary because you and the DLP have won every debate you are simply saying that laborites will vote for you no matter what and as a former laborite that voted this administration from 2000 to 2009, I feel insulted because you have just showed my lack of intelligence out. However, I am going to correct that this time and I believe a debate is necessary for the following reasons:

    1. Dominicans need to know the truth about the unsolved fire bombing of GON Emanuel’s house on Christmas morning of 2010. Dominicans need to know whether it was done by Mr. Immanuel himself, by UWP or by the DLP, since all three names were out in the media. This is a mystery that we need to give rest to.

    2. Dominicans would like to know why is the government not pushing to solve that mystery so that wicked person or persons of point #1, could face justice.

    3. Dominicans would like to know what is on the MOU with China? How could a PM sign a an agreement with China and not even his ministers know what he signed let alone Dominicans?

    4. Dominicans need to know the truth about our passports. Are they in safe hands or in the hands of criminals? we also need to know who are the real agents and how much they are sold for?

    5. Dominicans need to know why government ministers got so filthy rich in such a short space of time while the country has sank into poverty and handouts?

    • Anonymous
      February 15, 2014

      Don’t forget the funds which were transferred from the DAAS account to Mr. Fontaine’s personal account.

      • Anonymous
        February 16, 2014

        The funds have been cleared and once again Fountain emerged as a man of impeccable character.

        what has you PM done to correct his mistakes than let others take the heat like the Easy-Door who claimed that me made a mistake on the Land transfer deal. Guess what he made no mistake on mine though when he indicated that mine was done for love and affection. Time will tell, how long? Not long nuh

    • Gary
      February 16, 2014

      It does not seem to me you truly understand what a debate is.You know,the greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance,it is the illusion of knowledge.Keep deceiving yourself like others that a debate is a forum for seeking truth.This is what Politics does to the mind and how people can be manipulated and misdirected by Politicians.

  56. Anonymous
    February 15, 2014

    He tried to give a smart answer but this is so stupid. When you build a road you debate? papa met ou!!!

  57. Rereree
    February 15, 2014

    As a Mahaut native I cannot adequately express my profound disappointment in this untenable position adopted by Mr. Blackmore. But suffice it to say that his position is not entirely unexpected as he seems to be the voice of a leader who is increasingly viewed as lacking in intellectual curiosity. And like a loyal disciple, Mr. Blackmore wears his own lack of intellectual curiosity like a badge of honor, oblivious to the scorn his monumentally silly comment is likely to stir among his constituents, even among those with just a modicum of intellectual curiosity of their own.
    The case for debate among contestants for elected office cannot be diminished by the myopic view of a leader who does not possess the intellectual wherewithal to appreciate the value of a healthy exchange of ideas in this information age. It is also demoralizing to see an elected official of a constituency that has produced sons of daughters of substantial academic and professional accomplishment, reveal himself as an advocate of ignorance and intellectual darkness. His more enlightened constituents cannot be proud of him.

    Mr. Blackmore’s statement is sufficient reason to conduct a serious review of his suitability to lead a constituency that has put a healthy premium on education as a catalyst for social and economic development.

  58. Mee3
    February 15, 2014

    Stop trying to play like you don;t know what type of debate the people are talking about. Why are you all afraid to debate, if you’re doing such a great job and have nothing to fear, go ahead and debate. I hope Dominicans read a little into that. Without debate we are actually voting blind.
    I am not into politics, so I will not talk bad about any party.

  59. Mon
    February 15, 2014

    Dear minister
    Kindly be advised that we are a democratic country and not a communist nor republic if we cannot have proper dialog with our government servants then what you trying to say is action speak louder than words in that case
    No employment
    No canrinval cruise lines
    No jobs
    No agriculture
    Poor economic growth
    Answer these questions publicly or in the same format that you have outlined then we would say we had a debate
    Telling people go to he’ll mind your dam buisness and calling people cockroaches is not debating it’s simply dictatorship

    • JoJo
      February 15, 2014

      You are right about Carnival Cruise. I hear they chose little Aruba instead. What a shame. Aruba don’t even have water.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      February 15, 2014

      Mom; the Commonwealth of Dominica (Dominica), is indeed an Republic within the Commonwealth of Nations. Guyana is also a Republic, and if I am not mistaken Trinidad & Tobago also.

      So, indeed Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana and Dominica are Republic’s; since any country with an elected government, and having a chief, or head of state who is not a monarch (king) and who in modern times is usually a President.

      As you know Dominica’s Commandant in chief: General Savarin is we president, that makes our nation an Republic!

      Hence our country in reality should be known as: ‘The Commonwealth Republic Of Dominica.’

      I know there are people in Dominica, when they hear the word Republic, they take that to mean a country without laws; it is important to note that the United States of America, is also an Republic which utilizes a democratic system, the same as Dominica.

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  60. Yen
    February 15, 2014

    2013 they said we were not ready for debate now they telling us that we have been listening to debates all along. I guess they were right cause according to Blackmore we have been in audience all along we just didnt have a clue. Hey sent that the way the Abor government run this country with secrecy , conspiracy, underhanded and self serving means.

  61. zamm
    February 15, 2014

    Its laughable to read what a minister in the person of Mr Blackmore said about the debate issue… Mr Blackmore is now telling Dominicans that roads and so forth are debates. He is right, everything that this government has done is debatable and there are many unanswered questions…. He boasted that the west coast road is a debate, so what about the road from Pond Case to the airport..
    He should have said: every minister and their kabal is filthy rich.. with expensive vehicles, Lots of houses all over the place and who knows investments…..
    He should have said that its a debate because Dominicans have voted these otherwise poor men and women who are bathing in Money and might be millionaires right now….
    He can consider as a debate the blatant discrimination and party politics that is going on in their constituencies.. Its like If You dont vote Labour you will have to suffer…
    He should consider as a debate the poor health systems, and sub standard facilities … Just take a drive away from town….
    Mr Blackmore should clasify rampant hardship and poverty as a debate, when the poor folks vote them in to get rich….
    This government has no plan for Dominica.. so we would like to see them come and show their worth in a good debate ………….
    Poor Mr Blackmore, look now he is now singing for his supper, as if when Mr Blackmore opens his mouth Dominicans should shut up…….
    This entire Government is proud and arrogant…. Humility is out of their agenda… No wonder they drive their duty free expensive cars and big vans with windows up, passing poor people straight….
    sadly, when elections are close, these politicians call poor folks bro and sis…… sad sad sad……
    Its as if evry day is the 1st of April for these guys who wanna cling to power….. Blackmore now, who will be next?

  62. Oh No
    February 15, 2014

    Mr. Blackmoore, I would have preferred if you had not responded because your response isvweak and lacks reasoning and value. You are drowning your intelligence with lack of substance. Debates provide information, genius or the lack thereof. Debates also give the listening and viewing public with the ability to question representatives and potential representatives with relevant questions. Both sides are challenged to answer to questions and remarks from those who will be affected. Political leaders owe it tobthe electorate. Black more, think before you speak r the good of us all.

  63. cuzo
    February 15, 2014

    :-D :-D :-D What an answer! I never looked at it that way. Action is always better than mere talk and I must say that in the absence of the talk, I definitely see action all around me. A lot of talk is going around and talk is cheap but it is the real action — Development (tangible) that counts. Disgruntled persons always find something to talk about because they cannot praise anything but looks for faults in everything. Just
    saying!

  64. ROSEAU VALLEY
    February 14, 2014

    Why should we debate?
    According to Mahatma Ghandi, “Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress. What the Hon. Minister has unfortunately described as debate is not debate. Debate is not what you have done or not done, albeit it could be about what you have done or failed to do.

    Debate is important for any fledgling democracy like ours to educate the masses of both sides of the issues. It can serve to heal the nation from the deep political wounds inflicted by election campaigning and the conduct of a non-transparent government. It is an effective forum where volatile issues can be openly and respectfully discussed.

    Engaging in more constructive debates would have forced politicians like you and your leader to make a more critical assessment of your uneducated and uninspiring pronouncements as you would be forced to make informed judgments about the crucial issues affecting our society. Honorable, debate teaches the principles of tolerance, nonviolence and respect for different points of view.

    Sir, debate is a way to foster national, regional and international understanding, cooperation, and a free and lively exchange of ideas to the benefit of all. It breaks down national, economic, cultural and political boundaries, showing that opposing views can be explored in a way that connects rather than divides people.

    Mr. Blackmore, please be advised and educate your leader that debating embodies and encourages peaceful discussion rather than aggressive confrontational statements and offers an excellent tool that could not be more timely or more necessary at this juncture of our development as a nation.

    Respectfully
    Roseau Valley

    • Gary
      February 17, 2014

      Wow,is this really your understanding of what a debate means especially a Political debate..Why do hold such a belief that a debate between Politicians is a means to educate the masses of both sides of the issues,what utter nonsense.Political debates has nothing to do with educating the masses about issues but all to do with convincing the masses it has nothing to do with solving issues ether.You must also understand that a debate should not be confused with a discussion.The purpose of debate is to make the best argument to prove your point right and the other persons’ point wrong. Unlike dialogue or discussion which is to understand and explore each point of view with an open mind, not trying to prove the other person wrong.It is very sad when Politicians can manipulate the electorate to buy into such nonsense of a debate.

      The truth specks for it’s self,talking doesn’t prove it.Political debate is of no interest to me. What I want are practical solutions for Dominica.

  65. ROSEAU VALLEY
    February 14, 2014

    Hon Blackmore, Roseau Valley respectfully submits that debate is an essential tool for developing and maintaining democracy and open societies. More than a mere verbal or performance skill or competency, debate embodies the ideals of reasoned argument, tolerance for divergent views and rigorous self-examination. It is an effective force that can close the gap between minority and majority points of view and bring groups that are divided by long-standing animosities closer to amicable resolution.

    Dr Aaron may be right that politics may not be all about truths, in the same way that debate is not a forum for asserting absolute truths. Rather, debating is a means of making and evaluating arguments that allows people to better understand their own positions and that of others. This sense of a shared journey toward the truth brings debaters closer together. Karl Popper puts it like this, “I may be wrong and you may be right but by an effort, to debate the issues, we may get nearer to the truth.”

    In that regard, debate fosters the essential democratic values of free and open discussion. It offers profound and lasting benefits for individuals, leaders, societies and for the global community. It promotes critical thinking, effective communication, independent research and it is necessary for our political maturity, if we are to fulfill our responsibilities as citizens of a democratic societies.

    Therefore, the reaction of Mr. Blackmore is most unfortunate and evinces a lack of understanding of the benefits of effective debating to a politician, a political party and to society. Rather than allowing our controversial issues to descend into quarrels, insults and emotional appeals or personal bias known in Dominica as maipuis, mal parler and gutter partisan politics, a good debate would allow Dominicans to better understand the issues through robust analysis of the questions at hand, even if the debate may not end in agreement. This is why Mr. Blackmore, it is better to debate a question without settling it, than to settle a question – especially of national significance without first debating it.

    Respectfully
    Roseau Valley

  66. Game-Girl
    February 14, 2014

    I don’t think there is any need to add to what was said by Honorable Blackmore, Well said.
    Thank you Sir

  67. Free Thinker
    February 14, 2014

    Blackmore seems to be unfamiliar with the meaning of the word ‘debate.’ How inept! Blackmore and his arrogance have no place in public representation. He is showing his true colours. People of Mahaut and Massacre stop being fooled and bought by politicians who pay for drinks in the rum shops for you. Blackmore is thriving on your ignorance………wake up and smell the coffee not the rum!!
    CHANGE IS A MUST……NOT AN OPTION!!

    • Gary
      February 17, 2014

      I wonder what a debate means to you. You sound like a follower, following someone agenda.You talk about waking up and smell the coffee and not the rum.The problem facing our Country is not about smelling the coffee and not the rum, it is about not being manipulated by Politicians asking for a debate.

  68. Anonymous
    February 14, 2014

    Blackmore seems to be unfamiliar with the meaning of the word ‘debate.’ How inept! Blackmore and his arrogance have no place in public representation. He is showing his true colours. People of Mahaut and Massacre stop being fooled and bought by politicians who pay for drinks in the rum shops for you. Blackmore is thriving on your ignorance………wake up and smell the coffee not the rum!!
    CHANGE IS A MUST……NOT AN OPTION!!

  69. 4CARS
    February 14, 2014

    Boy look laughs! “we are debating by building roads.” And Dominicans standing for that 1st grade ABC child talk. Look-a-here, the world is laughing at us. The Chinese here in Dominica are laughing at us. When a “Minister” of government can go on the air and describe in a foolish way what a debate is – i tell you we finish. We finish clean. Dominica done. “We debating all the time” could also mean all the money they are stealing from us. Pay day is coming when all you cannot give an accountable account of all the grants money that went into all you bank account. Some of all you will sit down at stock farm and think of the bad old days in government. There should not be teeth pulling to have a debate, if all you know that all is well in the labor camp. Robbers of the poor.

  70. dominican gurl
    February 14, 2014

    Im so embarrassed by the lack of verbiage. Truly this government is very incompetent! Lord Jesus I continue to pray for justice in Dominica. That is nonsense

  71. Lang Mama
    February 14, 2014

    All I must laugh , I must laugh just like calypso of Wave. Those Chien Lacour challenge Linton to come into the ring when Linton jump in the ring all them turn Chiwawa and jump over the ropes unto the apron at Kairi and they barking away like a chiwawa hr hr hr hr while Lennox standing in the ring with thse huge biceps.
    Then Lennox big John Stud say OK all doh like the ring et us d a cage fight (debate) – oh boy see those chiwawa barking but their right under their Gwen hoooow hoooow. All of a sudden the coward bit bull throw something in the ring from a far when I check it was not a chair but a pit toilet cover. Guess what he take off back to one of his Three houses because he saw the prison guard GIS macaque sitting at ring side .Pit Bull afraid thatThe GIS macaque will turn on him.
    So guess who is doing the talking for those runaway chiwawas ? Shiek the little Arab. Boy is now story start. Shiek the foul mouth Arab say talking for one man only and certainly not the man in the valley nor the counterfeit artist. Shiek decide that since the stutterer cyan talk on his own let him send begayais from Mahaut so that is why the Begayais talking so much couchonie and lime he have a hot cocoy wotir in his mouth cyan understand what he saying.
    Well WWWF say if Chiwawas running try the Timmy man but they Say the Timmy man spend to much time trying to get Lap Dance although he might be the only one that can debate Thomson the brain Anon.
    So all the chiwawa squad have left is crying peppa , Kelva Momooo, theee kulchore and makitting lady, no show Alo and Darroux the snake Roberts.
    DNO largish Langue mwen – I must laugh I must laugh
    So they all fraud Lennix put figure 4 on the floor and Thomson the pile driver.

    Let those Chiwawa run – run run you sonof gun. They steal so much money those son of a guns.

  72. So Right
    February 14, 2014

    (We) are also debating with the following;

    disrespecting our women for political consideration or favors

    Demanding kickbacks for road projects

    ministers of government building two and three houses when ordinary citizens and party supporters can’t afford a Kai poultry

    Engaging rogues and criminal as envoys and diplomats in our territorories like Francesco Corallo

    Displlacing and dimiinishing an entire class of people in this country, the middle class comprising mainly of farmers who had their independence now they are reduced to begging and being nickers from owners of 4WDs

    Being the richest men in government in the entire region

    In putting person gain above the common good

    By ministers competing with the private sector in the area of rental property and heavy equipment

    By disrespecting the civil servants in so many ways to include more attractive pay offers to the just come employees from the ailing NEP experiment

    Rayburn please take note that what once seemed impossible has now become inevitable and the change we need and seek is fast approaching.

    Owing to the lack or integrity and nepotism under which this corrupt and inept regime operates change is no longer an option but a MUST!

  73. DEAR EDO
    February 14, 2014

    I write from WEIRS and no matter what Dr Xmas try we are going to continue to teach the DLP another serious lesson. Although their candidate appears to be formidable but we shall prevail in the end. My major concern however is the fact that the good Doc F continues to find himself drowning in a sea of controversies ; a matter which our UWP can ill afford. The Party has to convene an Emergency High Powered Meeting to DEBATE this Thompson matters.We have to be sober about this matters because the potential of this to hurt us electorially is great. We just cannot pretend that we are nt hurting. I stand in the HQ of the UWP and I have had deep discussions with our people on the ground and the consensus is that we must not ignore the very dire impact that all of this THOMPSON ISSUES are having on our party and its prospect for winning the polls. How do we fight this disgraceful DLP Maladministration especially on issues of TRUST TRANSPERANCY AND CORRUPTION when our back and front doors seem to be very much littered with dirty lingeries?
    Dear Eddo…the above are not my views alone but that of many. We must not make the mistakes of the past and ignore our folly. Such matters can come and hunt us in the future. At times its better to sacrifice the potential of a seat for the reality of winning the general elections. I think that Thompson has injured us on too many occasions and the prospects of retaining the Grand Fond is quickly becoming far too remote and he is also sting us nationally. I have received calls from all over and there is the view that the party must look at these issues seriously ; an internal examination is needed. There is the issue of accountability and forensic auditing of the DAAS resources. What else is to come out ? What effect if any are they likely to have on our UWP? Man must be open and frank with us at all times. We have a country to build. Victory is not far way but too many speculations and issues can create doubt in our people and frustrate CHANGE.
    Lets us do what is right. I strongly recommend thru DNO that we the workers come out and do what is right by having an internal assessment of the effect , the cause and truth of the Thompson affair. he has to come clean with we the people. How else can we defend him ? is he truly defendable?
    WE don’t need any more distraction. lets put an end to this one man dictatorship but we have to come clean.

    • Yen
      February 15, 2014

      yes broda you were Kalinago earlier on , you were from Rivière cyrique now you from Wiers Marigot. typical Abor party Tonton Makout lie lies , deception and more lies

  74. There you have it.
    February 14, 2014

    Blackmoore is Skerrit’s sacrificial lamb.

    He is coming forward to take the blows that Skerrit is afraid of because of his inability to debate issues of national importance.

    Unfortunately for Blackmoore he is taking an unprepared ‘wool’ sharing. :-D :-D

  75. laplaine
    February 14, 2014

    We in the opposition Uwp are causing to many controversies for ourselves and we are clearly in no position for any debate. We have to clean our house and put proper structures on the ground before we continue to lose our momentum.
    The Fontaine matters continue to be a major source of problems for our re-invigorated party and the Doc must talk less and even consider resigning. We the people are very much outraged about his ability to steer up problems for our new look party. I think he was brought in to help us win the elections but now our once promising Fontaine is a true political liability. Lenox what are we going to do ? I Want us to defeat this government. CHANGE IS A MUST but with all what Tom has done we are nt yet ready for any debate. Are there more truthful allegations about our Dr? His has to come clean with our party’s leadership before the elections goes to the DLP. WE are very concerned. L L you have your expertise in Private Investigations, use this if necessary but have a serious audience with that Dr asap.
    We have to be solid in the entire South East District and Fontaine must understand this. We cannot stand another scandal.

  76. madara
    February 14, 2014

    Thompson matters have to be cleared first before we can think of any debate against dem fellers. WE are not prepared for any debate.

  77. riviere cyrique
    February 14, 2014

    I was on the wall and then I moved to the UWP now Fontaine has caused me to move over to the Labor party.

    We had begin to have a lot of trust in him but over the past couple of months we just don’t know what has happened at all. THOMPSON BLUNDERER FONTAINE has caused us too much political anguish and I have to be defending him morning noon and night and dats real stress and I give up. A lot of us looked at him as someone who might be in a position to even lead Dominica some day. However so many of us are shocked and upset and hence moved away from our formerly held views about him.
    Tom has really buried the UWP in the entire south east, not just Grand Fond. The DLP have capitalized on his errors and theyre serious blunders. The money matter waw dats a heavy one and his resignation from the overseas Dominica group. That reminds us so mush of what happened to mister Earl and he had to tender his resignation from the UWP and maybe Thom may have o do the same because I soo no way how we can win Labour party.

    • Yen
      February 15, 2014

      You know you are making a fool of yourself. If you had said once then some people may have taken you seriously but when people are discussing the issue of a debate you keep surfacing so many times I der different names writing the same thing and pretending to be a UWP supporter on the wall- you are pathetic and no wonder you represent the kind of low class political engagement on Kairi.
      News for you no one is taking you seriously besides that you are just rehashing the wounds of Ambrose George, the bin bobol, the Villas, the modest house in vielle Case, the disappearance of Petr Caribe money,the passport flea market operation,Isidore and the slush fund, the fertilizer bobol, the rampant money laundering.

      • Anonymous
        February 16, 2014

        Is that what you do-write under different names? The Fontaine issue is current and cannot be ignored. You all are still talking about bin bobol. How long ago was that?

    • Anonymous
      February 16, 2014

      No riviere cyrique you were never on any wall. Your comments suggest that you were in the political gutter an are very comfortable there, my advise to you is to remain there, sorry you may contaminate the other side by crossing over that wall.

  78. There you have it.
    February 14, 2014

    “debates are going on all the time in Dominica and the Labour Party is winning.” Blackmoore

    Mr. B;ackmoore, I have only one word for your statement above: UTTER RUBBISH…

  79. susana Roseau South
    February 14, 2014

    Alas Papa!
    Debate for what?
    Debate by whom?
    Each time we as a party having an activity I have to dip my hand into my empty pocket or bumb a ride to go rally and meeting.
    All the money we spend to go USA UK Canada etc should have been spent on building the UWP Branches and putting cash in the hands of our candidates.
    Over the past years we do know that the Labour Party has a lot of campaign money and they know how and when to use it. We have to change our strategy especially when it comes to speaking to the media.
    As for Thompson self self self…my broad you have disappointed me and some of us are beginning to have serious doubts about you. You even say that your bright friends in the DAAS no longer have confidence in you and they know you best. How then do you expect us as grasssssroots South East have trust in you. Our hopes have been dashed aside in your ability to re-take that seat. The thing is that people love Ivor and he is trustworthy; a quiet man who has been able to help the boys in GF with the playing field and other projects over the whole constituency. Ivor does nt talk too much but he is effective and in constant touch with us all.
    I still remain committed to my UWP but we really have a lot of hard work to do in GF Constituency and Dominica to get rid of that group of thieves. How are we thinking or talking about a debate at a time when Fontaine is causing us so much problems in that money issue and his calls for boycott and the West Indies court which he does nt support?
    We need a proper structure in GF Constituency; a youth arm. women arm and proper executive …that is where the debate is to take place. We have to remain focus and change our approaches. I hope this is the last Scandal from Fontaine and I also think that we need to have back up candidates just in case there is need to have a change. Skerro them have their agents all over and theyre well paid and they are doing a lot of work behind the scenes ; in and out of Da. We have to be careful and there are crooks in blue a lot of them. each elections we go through the same problems.

    LET US START OUR PRIVATE DEBATE WITHIN OUR BELOVED UWP AND HAVE POLICY POSITIONS ON A WIDE RANGE OF ISSUES, SEEK CLARIFICATION UPON INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS ON THE MANY FONTAINE ISSUES, DISCLOSE OUR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR DA’S DEVELOPMENT,GAIN AND MANAGE CAMPAIGN FUNDS , WORK ON OUR MANIFESTO, AND THEN WE WILL BE ABLE TO CRUSH DLP IN ANY DEBATE.

    • Yen
      February 15, 2014

      Now you are Susana Roseau South – you a disgrace. From Wiers, Riviera Cyrique, Kalinago, La Plaine, Dear Edo,Rererre. Pees check these handles and notice that this desperate and scared Laboror Party prpagandist is shamefully looking for attention.

  80. april
    February 14, 2014

    The winner of the debate will be the party who can come up with a better plan for economic stimulation, not giveaways. We need jobs, we need money in our pocket so that we can buy what we want and not have to beg for it. So that we can get our mortgage for our house on our own and not have to ask for favours. Empower your people I say to those who want to be in government.

    • Anonymous
      February 16, 2014

      Giveaways you said. If you all are so much against the so called giveaways why do some of you all go to the “Red Clinic” to get these giveaways.
      What are you all doing to create employment for yourselves and other members of the public? The government have programs in place for this, and the beauty of it is that these opportunities are open for everyone whether you are red, blue or green. No discrimination. When we say all shall eat we mean it but some of us need to help ourselves. We want to be spoon fed yet we have the gall to talk about handouts or giveaways.

  81. Jake
    February 14, 2014

    These labour party supporters pretending to be UWP are seriously not bright. Rather pathetic. They clearly fear the great doctor, he have them on the run.

    • JoJo
      February 15, 2014

      Well spotted Jake. Blogs under different names but the same message. The same gang behind that pretending to be UWP. Too obvious but too late for these scaremongers.

  82. Kalinago
    February 14, 2014

    ____________________you are not making any sense at all. The comments which you attacked were quite objective. WE all as supporters of the UWP Opposition have to admit that our point man on finance has made some very damaging comments over the past couple of months which continue to affect our momentum.
    I think that before people go and speak on the behalf of our esteemed party they must first get the party’s position and policy on such issues. I deploy the fact thata we continue to make these major blunders and contradictions. Joshua is saying that its a good move to go to the CCJ yet Fontaine and Lenox are saying the exact opposite. So far we have two prospective candidates who are well trained attorneys and hence they have the intellectual capital/training to articulate a reasoned and objective position on such a critical matter. The party must respect the views expressed by mister Francis on the CCJ and he reiterated such a position of sense while we were on the USA Tour and not too long thereafter Tompson contradicted him. This is in fact the real issues we need to look at. Other readers have spoken about the DAAS affair and how it has brought back the ghost of Earl Williams and also the very unfortunate outbursts by our finance guro on Haitiains and Chinese and also the unfortunate and failed call for boycott etc. These comments are coming at a time when our party is on an obvious rise and hence we have to look at our approach to and in the media before we continue to give life water etc to the ailing DLP.
    I am having some serious issues with these continuous statements and I do hope that we are looking at their impact internally and further hope that we don’t implode. Debating the DLP at this time is an ill-conceived idea and we should build up our branches and give monies to our candidates etc.
    Our party’s candidate continues to be subjected to difficulties. The DLP has a huge war chest and it seems that theyre planning a snap poll. WE in the territory need a lot of money since our goodish candidate is still broaks and others are complaining also.
    Let us remain focus change is a MUST!

    • Yam Babawoolais
      February 15, 2014

      Another scandal? Which other scandal are you referring tom Please tell us you dumb arsenal.

      I admire your persistence. You keep speaking or presenting yourself as a UP supporter or someone in transition. So far I counted 6 blogs that came from you. I also ppity you idiot.

  83. Iko
    February 14, 2014

    People why are you taking ‘Police Coporal’ Blackmoore serioulsy The man knows how to arrest people and notig about democratice governmane and policy. Thanks Coporal for telling us who you are. You are now dismissed.

  84. Clayton Shillingford
    February 14, 2014

    Below is the statement I provided to Q 95 and hand delivered to Kairi FM.. The charge of misappropriation is false

    FORMER DAAS PRESIDENT DR CLAYTON SHILLINGFORD’S STATEMENT on DR. FONTAINE CONTROVERSY RE DAAS FUNDS

    In the interest of clarity, and in the public interest I wish to lay out these facts to be read on Q 95 as well as Kairi FM relating to the false charge that Dr Thomson Fontaine misappropriated DAAS funds for his own use..
    There was no misappropriation of DAAS funds by Dr. Thomson Fontaine
    I advised Dr Fontaine, then DAAS Treasurer to place some of the funds in a CD to attract interest instead of leaving all the funds in a non-interest checking account.
    Dr Thomson following my request placed the funds in a CD with his credit union in his name. I was not comfortable with that arrangement
    There was in my view an error of judgement and no intent for misappropriation. since we all knew what was transferred and where the funds were.
    It was clear to me in the circumstances and facts that Dr Fontaine had no intention to misappropriate any funds from DAAS..
    As a consequence I asked Dr Fontaine to return funds to DAAS account at Wachovia Bank which he did. At no time did Dr Fontaine use any funds for his benefit.
    Dr Fontaine as DAAS Treasurer provided to the DAAS BOD, Executive Committee and to myself as DAAS President a full account at the end of each financial year
    I and the Board were all fully aware of the DAAS Financial status….

    • Emile Zapatos
      February 15, 2014

      You were a teacher. So you did not teach double standards. You were educated at the uwi and you were a manager. So don’t let Fountain and lenox trick you. They cannot trick me .They ask for transparency but the are offering none in their campaign financing. When its D L P its corruption, when its UWP is a laps or mistake in judgement.why is all those investigators reporters not investigating uwp would be candidates like they do to DLP members.Beware when the time comes we shall investigate them .you too. Those in glass houses ,their turn will come next year.be very afraid

      • ?
        February 15, 2014

        @Emile Zapatos Did Dominicans hear your voice re the Bin Bobol? The Fertilizer Bobol? the GON EMMANUEL attempted murder? Are you a Skerrit lapdog who was in hibernation somewhere? If not you must stop this high level of hypocricy.Are you a member of DASS? You seem too stupid to be anyway. Well you must learn to Shut the Hell Up, especially when you are sounding so empty.
        THE CORRUPT LABOUR PARTY WALL IS CRUMBLING DOWN LIKE A DECK OF CARDS. Learn how to stomach that.
        I LOVE DOCTOR FONTAINE AND TEAM DOMINICA.

      • JIM
        February 15, 2014

        When Skerrit was asked where is the Labour Party getting money to fincance its campaign, what was Skerrit’s reply? He told fools like you idiot Zapatos ‘Go to Hell ‘Go to Hell’ ‘Go To Hell’. It’s not your Dam Business Where Labour Party Get Money. Can you remember these insults from arrogant Skerrit?

      • ....................
        February 15, 2014

        @Emile The Animal Show would be the ideal place to go and spew your thrash. You must have realized that your gabbage is not listened to here. CHANGE IS A MUST, NOT AN OPTION.

    • dread
      February 15, 2014

      @Clayton Shillingford, according to you it was Wachovia who advised you that funds were electronically transfered from the DAAS aact by Fontaine.. tell us which story is true. When did you know?

    • Anonymous
      February 15, 2014

      Mr. Shillingford I have a few questions for you:

      1. If you knew about the tranfers and was the one who advised Fontaine to do so why in your e-mail you claimed that you was informed by Wachovia?

      2. How many tranfers were made from the DAAS account into Mr. Fontaine’s account and over what period of time?

      3.Why did members of the board of DAAS threating Mr. Fontaine by declaring that this could become a matter for law enforcement?

      4. Why was Mr. Fontaine asked to resign?

      5.Why did other members of the DAAS board resign and asked that the DAAS as an organization be dissolved?

      Mr. Shillingford, you need to come clean with the Dominican public else this can get very ugly. The investigation is ongoing.

      • Mind your Mind
        February 16, 2014

        Video from the recipient of the DAAS funds that Thomson is accused of misappropriating: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXmopNX9MLg&feature=share

        DAAS Board members were correct in questioning the transfer of funds, but their concern does not mean that the funds were stolen. An inquiry is very different from an accusation or conviction. I am sure DLP members know quite well how to steal without a paper trail. If Thomson’s aim was to steal or misappropriate funds, opening an account in HIS name with the same amount of funds from an org where he is a treasurer is essentially asking to be caught. He would have been better off withdrawing the funds and having it “disappear”. Further more, the funds were all used for the purpose intended as Mr. Lawrence attests in the video above. All the parties who could have ‘suffered’ if Thomson had stolen, all loudly declare no theft occurred.

      • T
        February 16, 2014

        @Anonymous Ugly my foot. When wikll Skerrit transform the economy by providing poor dominicans an avenue to earn an income. Is it only greedy people like you who must eat? By the way why are you such a huge Hypocrite? What was your take on the BinBobol,the Ambrose fiasco, The GON EMMANUEL FIREBOMBING? I mean i can understand that you are a lazy and greedy supporter of the corrupt Labour party, but it also behoves you not to be a hypocrite. DOES THAT SATISFY YOU?
        CHANGE IS NOT AN OPTION.
        IT’S A MUST.

      • Anonymous
        February 18, 2014

        @ Mind your mind
        If you was paying attention you would know that the funds Thomson transferred had nothing to do with the kidney patient as per Dr. Clayton shillingford.

    • Anonymous
      February 15, 2014

      Mr. Shillingford, the very act of transferring the funds in his account is misappropriation. You have no way of knowing what he used the money for because no one was keeping accountability. Can you seriously come here and tell us that he did not use the money for his own benefit? Mr. shillingford, do not open this can of worms?

    • Mamizoo
      February 16, 2014

      Clayton I am surprise at you for even responding to this one guy posting this foolishness. That is exactly what they want -they would like people to entertain their foolishness and desperation

  85. Helas!
    February 14, 2014

    I am so sorry to hear Mr. Blackmore , now I do not know I see fear fear fear!!!!

    Minister Blackmore I would have championed your case as an intelligent person who could stand but reading what is said to be from you, I am dissapointed.

    Are you saying I do not deserve to hear from my would be leaders like every modern society or do you brand all of us who think for ourselves and want to know more UWPites?

  86. Anonymous
    February 14, 2014

    I agree with you Mr. Blackmoore. There is nothing wrong with a debate, but a debate is not absolutely necessary. We have survived all this time without one. When the time is right there will be one but, I still think being a better debater makes one a better political candidate. Having said that, I still believe Skerrit will win the debate if there is one.

    • Not a herd follower
      February 14, 2014

      So, why doesn’t he debate if it will increase his profile?

      • Anonymous
        February 15, 2014

        Hahahahahahaha! Allu have jokes wee. Whose profile that needs increasing whether we talking literally or figuratively?

    • proud dominica
      February 14, 2014

      well call him and tell him to bring it… bring his best…. cause even his best is ridiculous…

    • Kalinago
      February 14, 2014

      bro do you think before you write? please read what you just wrote and ask yourself if it makes any sense

      • Anonymous
        February 15, 2014

        I know, I wrote the correction days ago but dno did not publish it. I meant that being a better debater does not make you a better politician or leader for that matter.

    • There you have it.
      February 14, 2014

      Coward!!!

    • AAAAA
      February 14, 2014

      You such a red clinic fool

    • Anonymous
      February 15, 2014

      orrection: A better debater does not make one a better political candidate

    • UM
      February 15, 2014

      If skerrit cared about the development of this country he would have a debate. Why? because this would mean that we that we are pushing forested into the future with professionalism in mind and not staying in the mind set of years when we use to use stones and not hammers.

      if he believes he would win why not have one? Show us that your plans for the next five years sup passes that of Lennox and his team… Because I am not convinced that his plans are heading anywhere this is the time for him to convince me.

      And as a citizen of the country you have a right to ask questions and get an answer instead of a none of your damn business from your government…

  87. February 14, 2014

    will all can remember how the labour party operates the example of the CHRISTMAS 2010 booming of Mr Emanuel’s home all the top officials were on the other radio like a pack of hyenas out foe blood savaging the victim, self respecting citizens can never forgive them

    • him
      February 14, 2014

      The place they spew their filth is code named “The Animal Show”. This is the place where Dominicans are being called all kinds of unsavoury names by the Labour Party acolytes.

  88. pedro
    February 14, 2014

    NO debate is necessary in a Dictatorship. Not even the Ministers are allowed to debate with their Leader.

    • him
      February 14, 2014

      Ha!! Ha! Ha! These lazy and incompetent misnisters cannot even breathe hard infront of him. Some of these minister are probably even happy that they are about to be sent packing.

  89. DNO IS UWP
    February 14, 2014

    DNO prove to us that you are not a faction of the UWP in Dominica.
    A lot of folks have been reasonably led to believe that this aspect of the media is highly pro opposition and partisan and your employees who deal with the comments are more likely to publish anti DLP government views. I have asked some of my friends at least 8 of them to submit pro UWP comments and an equal number 8 also to submit pro DLP views and the evidence is clear that those who were in support of the UWP got their views published while only 25% of the pro government people got their views published this is untenable.
    I believe that FONTAINE is a major liability to the UWP and he must tender his resignation as a candidate for us. This goes to the issue of credibility and integrity of our party which is definitely on the rise. We cannot be continuously calling the Labour Party corrupt and now our designated minister of finance Thomson F is involved in this DAAS SCANDAL. In any language this matter is hurting us seriously and he has to give way to someone who we Dominicans can trust to manage the finances of our beloved country and we do have people within our intellectually enriched party such as the rising star of Dominica’s politics Joshua Francis who has a masters’ degree in economics to be our next minister of finance. Issac J is also similarly qualified in economics and Baptiste I has tremendous expertise.
    The debate will be directed at us as a party to take a look at the pronouncements of Mr. Fontaine such as DAAS, BOYCOTT, Da Worse than Afica, Shoot Chinese n Haitains and CCJ etc.

    • __________________
      February 14, 2014

      @ DNO IS UWP It’s none of your DAM BUSINESS what Fontaine is to UWP ‘Go To Hell”Go To Hell’ ‘Go To Hell’…
      Every member of Team Dominica can Speak. The party does not need am imbecile, and a fantastic buffoon like you to be its spokesperson. O K.
      GO TELL SKERRIT TO DEBATE DOCTOR FONTAINE.

      • _ufraid_uwp
        February 14, 2014

        It is people like you that will help keep us in opposition. We have to look at the issues objectively. Clearly you are not a UWPITE at all. You are happy with what is happening and as a result your [wrong is right] statement is deplorable. I love Fontaine but we have to admit he has blundered. Repeating the inglorious and highly disrespectful statement of the Dictator is unacceptable.
        WE HAVE TO ADDRESS THIS FIASCO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND IT REMINDS ME OF THE EARL WILLIAMS AFFAIR!!!!

      • $$$$
        February 14, 2014

        @ _______________.. here we go again, once an opinion is not in your favor the person expressing that opinion is considered by you to be a fool, an obvious sign of desperation on your part…..

      • Ba Yo Bwa
        February 14, 2014

        I mean seriously, is this your idea of speaking up for a party to run the affairs of our country. I find you UWPite to be highly insultive and intolerant of alternative views, no different from what you all call The Animal Show. If yours is the version of a govt. in waiting, then God help DA.

      • bigPICTURE
        February 15, 2014

        The calls to debate by the UWP indicates that they believe that there is political points to be earned for their team from debates.
        They are likely correct and if DLP think they are correct, then surely there will be no Media organised debate.
        DLP is not obgligated under our constitution to get involved in media organized debates since Our Parliament is the place designated for debates.
        I believe that come next election, Dominicans will make well informed decisions with or without the media organized debates.
        And I hope that when the results are in we will all be led the Political Leaders in putting away our colours and embracing our Flag.

    • Lady
      February 14, 2014

      Okay if you want balance then listen to the animal show on Kairi. you will get the other side of the story there. :lol:

    • Doc. Love
      February 14, 2014

      What if DNO is UWP. The DLP under the leadership of Skeritt has DBS. GIS, KAIRI, ANINIMAL SHOW, DAVIDES, PPRESENT CHRONICLE, MAPHIN, do so never like so.

      • JoJo
        February 15, 2014

        Hahaha, and still they can not convince the people they are right. What a debac.

    • gawilli5
      February 14, 2014

      Ambrose George who did all his corrupt practices and is still in government why don’t you ask him to resign. All the scandals skerrit is involved in why don’t you ask him to take Lennox to court for the allegations. Yes that’s why must Dominicans will be dummies in can.

    • Jay
      February 15, 2014

      For a moment I thought you were talking about the Chronicle!

      The smears against Dr. Fontaine are unsubstantiated and have been repudiated by both himself and Dr. Shillingford, past President of DAAS, verbally and in writing.
      Based on the facts presented there is no question of misappropriation of DAAS funds by Dr. Fontaine and to say otherwise is mischievous
      The frank approach to this issue by both gentlemen is refreshing and should Dr. Fontaine wish to commence a suit for slander I shall be happy to make a contribution towards funding such
      action in order to establish the truth once and for all so that we may concentrate on matters that really afflict our country and need urgent attention, such as unemployment, lack of inward investment and a dire balance of payments.

    • first time voter
      February 15, 2014

      Sacray malboohoe yor tehbeh talking bout dno is uwp.kairi is labour dbs is labour .only persons who can run an animal show are clowns .circus clowns like karmhalla singing for supper whole day.dam malfayteh go to hell wit ur pm change is a must. Stop waisting time to call the election .call it now.labour not wining more than 3 seats this time

    • Views Expressed
      February 15, 2014

      The person who wrote this crap about DNO is UWP is really asleep and also any attempts to tarnish the good name of Fontaine will not work. Please go clean up the DLP house before you are able to talk about someone else`s house.
      Your house, that is the DLP is dirty, corrupt, full of lies, deceit and we want a change. Fontaine is a professional and has demonstrated this. Team Dominica is reputable, honest and sincere and will guard well Dominica`s limited money. Go ask Skerrit and his cabal and team of legal liars to tell us about the passports, bin bobol etc etc.. Who stole our money? Who pocket it? Who received portions? Why did it take 6 months to pay back and not the 2 weeks as promised?
      CHANGE IS A MUST…..VOTE TEAM DOIMINICA.

  90. Anonymous
    February 14, 2014

    What rubbish I’m hearing there nah. Are these the kind of people we have representing us in Dominica? Unbelievable!

  91. Jah Kal
    February 14, 2014

    blackmore u full of it real politician debate if u got the fortitude step to the plate and show skerro u can stand on ur own .

  92. Listening!!!
    February 14, 2014

    My thought is…… If Team Dominica ask for an Insulting Competition the DLP will certainly jump at it and rise to the occasion.

    Sitting GOVT….Insults are not putting young people to work or food on our tables.

    • Not a herd follower
      February 14, 2014

      You may well have a point here

  93. Glanvillia
    February 14, 2014

    For any government to shy away from debating the issues of the country and to associate it with things they do. I am truly convince that change is a must. The prime minister and his colleagues said that linton and fontain is incompetent so if this is true why don’t you guys come and expose their incompetency to the world. We Dominicans are watching and listening and we will make the right decision when election is called.

    • Ba Yo Bwa
      February 14, 2014

      I must have been sound asleep these last 14 years and have suddenly been jolted awake. Just like us Dominicans, eager to jump on the band wagon without educating ourselves first about the structures and ramifications of what we advocating for. Seems to me Dominicans have been enjoying vigorous debate all along on all the issues – politics, economics, law and order, corruption in high office, competence, you name it. And Dominicans at home and abroad have added their “two cents” time and again on every issue through the latest phenomena called the talk shows. Seems to me this is exactly where the debate need to take place; in the arena where Joe Public, not those purporting or aspiring to represent us, confront and speak to the issues that affect his daily life. My simple advice to Dominicans is be very suspicious of those who claim they alone can speak on our behalf. The is nothing g more democratic and liberating than being able to speak for self via this very liberation g medium of talk radio, as opposed to allowing a limited three in a party to speak for us all.

    • sad
      February 15, 2014

      Glanvilla… i dacord with you. Let thé people of the nation decide. Débats and let us pick out the FACTS from the FRICTION.

    • For Richer Or Poorer
      February 15, 2014

      So the debate is not about what you can do and have done and will continue to do; then please tell me what is a debate all about?

      Who can really represent us, not only in Dominica but to prospective investors around the world.

      Pray tell, who told people not to come to the country and why? Do you really believe the current UWP Candidates can do better than this present administration.

      Tell me what have they done in 14 years in opposition that they deserve a chance to be our country government.

      Be honest with yourselves. With what you have seen and heard, Who would you hire to run your
      business?

      No to Debate! the Opposition is the only one who has something to prove. The government has showed us that lead they can, represent that is sure.

      I would like to see the opposition debate among themselves. We do not know too much them and would like to know more about them. Remember the UWP leader said we do not know him just because we hear him on radio. We know the PM and what his government doe.

  94. look kikks
    February 14, 2014

    but this man don’t no the meaning of debate man.

    • SHAME
      February 14, 2014

      look kikks WHAT A SHAME! They are intellectually dunce and stupid.Can you have such people governing the affairs of a country?

    • --
      February 14, 2014

      LOL.. thats the same thing i was thinking!!

  95. observer
    February 14, 2014

    Well, honorable Blackmore, ft that is how the debate goes, let it be fair. Give the opposition with it’s new leader to debate to by removing yourselves, and giving them the chance to run the country to. Are you the only one that want to debate? Debate has to be two sides. Nonetheless, that is just a poor excuse for not having a real debate.

  96. first time voter
    February 14, 2014

    Did lenox ask blackmore for a update of what he did in 10 plus years lol he talking about housinh resolution and all this crap.they ask u mr blackmore and skerite for a debate not a update lol .they are so dam scared to debate linton look at his escuse lol hahahahha u all need to get the hell out of government .if u all cant debate for god sake I dnt think u all are caoable of runing a country.change is a must.mr skerite call the general election and u will see lol hahahhahaha :lol: :lol: :lol:

  97. Mero
    February 14, 2014

    The thing is that DLP has been in office for far too long and have become complacent and lazy.
    It is time for change.
    I want the constitution to be changed and put-in a fixed month for elections every five years, because it should not be up to the feeelings of any P.M.

    • Change
      February 14, 2014

      Yes, you will get the change in due time, 21 out of 21. Now, (RME) Roll Your Eyes.

    • DA Man In the USA
      February 14, 2014

      Well said Mero. A few weeks ago I mentioned the same thing referencing that the Constitution can and should be updated to reflect that General Elections will be held on a set date; a dude commented that I am only saying that because I am in the USA. It dose’nt matter weather I am in timbuck 2, all I am saying in this day and age no one man should have that authority.

  98. Doc. Love
    February 14, 2014

    I wonder what President Obama or any other American vying to become President of the United States would say if a member of Congress or the Senate would make such a ridiculous comment as regards to having a debate. Is Blackmore telling the College students that their is no need for a debate with another school because their school is considered to be the best school. Prime Minister Rosie Douglas must be turning in his grave. I wonder what would be President Savarin’s comments on what Blackmore has said. Maybe Blackmoore would tell Savarin, he was a darm fool to have had a debate which included Edison James and Rosie Douglas.

    • Emile Zapatos
      February 15, 2014

      Obama and congress are elected. Obama cannot debate congress because he is part of the executive. debates belong in the legislature.we must not let polititions de-educate us.we have a legislative body for debating national issues.the leader of the opposition can even bring a motion of no confidence in our house of assembly for debate.

  99. proud dominica
    February 14, 2014

    Mr. Blackmoore… Mr. Blackmoore…. I don’t even blame you…. it seems that every member of the DLP is of the same caliber…. the aptitude you all display is ridiculous…. your comments make no sense. At best you fall in the category of a fool… every excuse you give for not having a debate is the exact reason you should have a debate. The UWP has outclassed you all in every way possible, and i am so proud that they refuse to indulge in the petty and gutter politics the DLP seems to be masters of. The DLP is scared to debate because they cannot face the questions the people want answers to. In a debate at a public arena you all have no chance. You all have no clue about the issues….. JUST A BUNCH OF PUPPETS ON SKERRO STRING. I GUARANTEE THE SAME HAND YOU ALL A SERVING TO DOMINICA WILL BE WHAT YOU ALL SHALL FACE WHEN YOU LOSE THE NEXT ELECTION…. SHAME SHAME SHAME…. I WOULD FURTHER LIKE TO EXTEND A CHALLENGE TO THE DLP AND MR. SKERRIT IN PARTICULAR TO CALL ELECTIONS AS YOU HAVE BEEN SAYING AND SHOW US…SHOW US!…LIKE YOU SAY.. GET THAT CLEAN SWEEP YOU HAVE BEEN WANTING…. LETS SEE YOU DO IT SKERRO. I BET YOU WAIT TO THE VERY END … TILL THE LAST MINUTE….. CAUSE THEY FRAID OH YES THEY FRAID WE… WE DOH HAVE NO HORNS…. WE DOH HAVE NO GUNS…. WE ARE DOMINICANS AND WE HAVE AMBITION…. PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT … (DLP… DA LIES PERSIST) …HAHA

  100. Shut up
    February 14, 2014

    You get my point? You checking! You get where I coming from? You understsnd? You see my point! Right? Of course, therefore, I am a government minister. Therefore, I can not debate. You see. Of course. You get my point. Right! This message is endorse by Minister Blackmore.

  101. Rule
    February 14, 2014

    Is this your party’s defense for not accepting a public debate from the opposition? Are you serious Blackmoore? you are simply part of a bunch of incompetent ministers who have brought this country to it’s knees as a result of mismanagement and a lack of vision for this country. You are highlighting all these so-called projects but less than 10 percent of Dominicans workers were employed on these projects. You guys can fool your RED CLINIC recipients, but not intelligent Dominicans.

  102. Francisco Telemaque
    February 14, 2014

    “challenge saying debates are going on all the time in Dominica and the Labour Party is winning.”(Blackmoore).

    I do not take pleasure in doing this because I do not wish to make it appear as if I am monopolizing DNO; nevertheless when I encounter the rubbish that politician like you, speaks I am more or less compelled to write a response to your outrageous comments.

    In your mind, and based on your intelligence, and your special definition of the word debate; that is the reason you believe debates are continuous in Dominica.

    However, there are those of us who knows how a debate is, or should be conducted. The reason you believe that debate is a continuous thing in Dominica, is because the garbage we find on street connors prevents people like you to be placed in a forum where direct questions can be ask, and your answers assessed, as reasonable, or if they do not make sense.

    All you are mumbling here makes no sense; if you believe that your party is winning some sort of debate in Dominica, or has ever won a debate in Dominica, it might be because you are existing on another planet where most of us are unable to venture.

    So, let me bring you back to earth, and reality by defining the word Debate to you: To debate is to discuss a question by considering opposed arguments while participating in a debate, it is a contention by words, or arguments; a formal discussion of a motion before a deliberative body according to the rules; it is a regulated discussion of a proposition between two matched sides.

    Not forgetting a moderator must be involved; and perhaps it would be reasonable for me to brief you on the responsibility of the moderator; the one who arbitrates by presiding over the participants of the debate, and asks questions to the participants of which they have no prior knowledge okay!

    If you were privileged to watch the last presidential debate in the United States, you would have a clear idea of what a real debate is, and how it is conducted, that mess you people have in Dominica, getting out in public brawls, on the streets in your brand of political meetings, such are not debates; you lie on people talking about how their mother is poor, and how your opponents is a thief, never addressing the actual issues of the day; mentioning nothing about how to make Dominica become a prosperous, and progressive country. I feel sorry for you; Dominicans are much more enlightened these days, and deserve to be dealt with more intelligently. Winning what debate, how you talk about Labor Party wining debate, when you people are afraid to debate?

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  103. >>>>>>>>>>>>>
    February 14, 2014

    Skerrit in your arrogance and insultive nature you invited Lennox Linton into the ring.
    HE IS HERE NOW. IT’S NOT MY BUSINESS IF YOU CANNOT SLEEP AT NIGHT. If your head was so hard that you could not learn at school, i am sure he Lennox, has forced you to learn that ARROGANCE AND INSULT STARTED YOU MASSIVE DOWNFALL.
    Both Skerrit and his ministers are now begging Dominicans for mercy.
    NO MERCY !!! OUT YOU GO!!!!

    • hut
      February 14, 2014

      @>>>>>>>>>>>>>>. you sound desperate, if you are so confident in what you are saying , your party has already won the election so there is no need for debate. We can even just skip the elections and go to the swearing in ceremonies… :?: :?: :?:

  104. %
    February 14, 2014

    Lennox is such a refined English Speaker! I have learnt a lot of new words from listening to him, especially when he had his WORLD FAMOUS “”””Between You and Me””” Programme,in which he exposed the malfeasance in government, the skullduggery,and scampishment which characterised this corrupt cabal called the Labour party.. He(Lennox) would tear Skerrit up in a debate. Skerrit is strong on insults, but EXTREMELY WEAK otherwise.
    COME ON SKERRIT STOP BEING A COWARD, OR SEND STUTTERING BLACKMORE TO REPRESENT YOU!
    Soon you all will be kicked out!

    • *******************
      February 14, 2014

      @% Is skullduggery an english word? You hate the PM so much you are making your own words,and it is not the first time.Never hear that word. You lie.

      • ummmm
        February 14, 2014

        skulduggery or ( US ) skullduggery (skʌlˈdʌɡərɪ)

        — n
        informal underhand dealing; trickery

        [C19: altered from earlier Scot sculduddery; of obscure origin]

        http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/skullduggery?s=t&path=/

      • ??
        February 14, 2014

        Yes it is. This is the correct spelling and the definition. Skulduggery-underhanded or unscrupulous behavior; trickery. Use your dictionary if you have one or better yet google the word.

      • Abovethefold
        February 14, 2014

        yes indeed it is.. you so quick to condemn others you even masquerading to know something. You are an annoyance to those of us to know. SMH

      • Jay
        February 14, 2014

        Get yourself educated my friend before you make such a statement. Skulduggery is indeed an English word, derived from the Scots “sculduddery”, and it means:
        “underhand or dishonest behaviour”,
        Very appropriate in this context, don’t you think?
        By the way, you will find it in the Oxford English dictionary.

      • Anonymous
        February 14, 2014

        you are a real Labourat. Instead of checking first to see if the word exist, you making yourslft an fool. Did you learn from Skerrit and Blackmore?

    • February 14, 2014

      does blackmoore have a degree someone said he studied in Canada can anyone confirm that, so why are they all afraid of debating Lennox they took to the airwaves to tell us all that he didnt have a degree I would say if that’s the case they would be in a better position ! These guys are a bunch of jokers

    • antedote for fools
      February 14, 2014

      you must be well educated if between you & me is your vocab building program. Another high school dropout I guess

      • >>>>>>>>>>
        February 14, 2014

        @antedote for fools. Are you another labourrat,or a Skerrit slave? Can you debate? Can you tell your God Skerrit that Linton wants to deal with him in a debate?

  105. Yoland Jno Jules
    February 14, 2014

    Mr Blackmore you are very right, because since the.UWP was beaten,from 2000 they never gave a valued contribution in Parliament to represent the people who voted for them. Those big babies all over the Country under trees and in savannas calling that rubbish People’s Parliament they refuse to come and debate in the house they failed to debate legally now they calling for PM for debate. Debate on what, all the garbage they replaying like a crack CD on Q95 the Pm has more important things to deal with he have no time to waste.I listened to the fraud in DAAS,and the man who claim to be a Dr.lie to cover up corruption of a just come for power Dr. And in my opinion the meaning of their PHD is nothing but Pizza Hut Delivery. I cant believe that grown up Dr.could be so dumb. and is that kind of material you want to come in a debate with, well PM don’t waste your time with those political chickens.

    • February 14, 2014

      Lady pit toilet are more inportant to you than poverty dont you think that you are more of a chicken please get yourself together and live in the present.

    • MAMIE
      February 14, 2014

      Mr. Jno. Jules,
      I strongly admonish that you go take some basic writing classes to help with your writing. Your utterances are nothing short of that of an imbecile. You churn my stomach and i really want to puke my disgust, but i will practice self restraint
      Your Neighbour in Vieille Case

    • ???????????
      February 14, 2014

      @Yoland Jno Jules If this is the level of garbage you write, i can well understand why you would not like Skerrit or Blackmore to debate, because both are still more stupid than you are.
      You must start your crying very early because your God Skerrit is spending his last few years as PM.Tell him call the elcection fast, for him to get a kick out by the voters.

    • February 14, 2014

      Yoland, you are only singing for your supper. If you are a true christian, you would not be supporting this corruption that this government is involved you. Shame on you. If it was another government doing what this DLP govt is doing, you would come against them loud and clear. But it seems that you consider what is wrong based on who does it. Please, Yolande, do you hear and see what is happening that these men are becoming richer and our Dominican people are getting poorer? What about the bin bobol and the land transfer deal, the villas and all the other corruption that this govt is involved in? In your conscience can you say that is right or you are just supporting them because of a job? How much work are you really doing for the money you are getting? Shame on you, Yolande. You know that a debate is necessary but you want to add your voice so you can continue to hold a job. Shame on you, Yolande.

      • table turn for me!!
        February 15, 2014

        Yoland I can see why you support corruption.
        Sir are you a director on the port board? If so what are you bringing to the table. What do you know about Port and Customs?
        You claim to be so good why are you not by now a senior road supervisor? I understood you are now PRO- what a shame!! what is your take on the following: Bin Bobol, Fertilizer Bobol, Land transfer deal, the $400,000 house( of the P.M) now valued at $2,000,000, the Villas,All the works given to chinesse over your work place, Public Works? Awaiting your response.

    • Yen
      February 15, 2014

      Papa met this is a person in carve of go ernment department. You scared you go back to water boy for GRAS cutters.

    • Views Expressed
      February 15, 2014

      Yoland you really surprise me and you contribution here is not debatable but well placed in the rubbish bin. That is what Skerrit, Blackmore and Austrie are scared of the debate because you have just showed up how myopic (little, poor knowledge…for your info) these DLP leaders are. Please go read, comprehend, analyse and stop blaming your failures and ignorance and that of your party leaders on the reputable leaders of Team Dominica
      Yoland, CHNAGE IS MUST…..GET ON THE TRAINE, OR YO WILL BE LEFT BEHIND.

  106. February 14, 2014

    Wow, Dominicans cant even get a debate for their leaders?? well, we fini bat :-D :-D

  107. US Citizen
    February 14, 2014

    What foolishness Blackmore is talking about brushing aside debate. No wonder that country cannot go anywhere. They just believe in bobol and coruption.

  108. Fair Play
    February 14, 2014

    Will Mr Blackmore debate the never ending saga of the PondCassie Melville road that he said would be completed by Dec 2012.
    Not completed as yet and will not be for a long time

    • Anonymous
      February 14, 2014

      At least the work is still going on.

      • Not a herd follower
        February 14, 2014

        Anonymous, must it continue for ever? Have you ever heard of limited resources, efficiency and productivity? Please, let us have an intelligent debate.

      • JoJo
        February 15, 2014

        What a foolish comment.That is like saying I pay you tomorrow and of course, it is always tomorrow.

      • JoJo
        February 15, 2014

        PS. It is not only that road you know. How about the little one between Rosalie and Petit Soufriere? I remember Skerrit making such propaganda about that some years ago walking that track for publicity. Some people not saying much but they are thinking!

      • Anonymous
        February 16, 2014

        The last time I saw this road project I predicted that it would take more than two years to complete. That was last June. This project is proving to be much more difficult than originally anticipated. These are unforeseen circumstances. These things happen all the time. Even me, an intellectually challenged person, can understand that. Many times we criticize that we cannot do better. Like the saying goes, “talk is cheap”.

  109. February 14, 2014

    none of the ministers cannot represent them selves farlesss debate skirret is representing all of them this is a one man show .the cow is dieing all the milk dry no more milking the cow

  110. Massacre
    February 14, 2014

    Rayburn again, talking out of turn! Ray, you cannot boost all these projects when it was Chinese people who were employed on the jobs!So debate that! How much has DLP done to eliviate the plight of the youths leaving schools every year? Most of them want to run away from Dominica,so debate that!
    How many private companies have DLP helped to create jobs in Da? So debate that!
    How rich were all the DLP ministers before they became M.P’s and how wealthy are they now? So debate that!
    So many topics to debate but yet you choose to avoid the real debate.
    Well guess what! This is DLP last term in office. So debate that.

  111. Mahaut
    February 14, 2014

    Blackmore, I am your friend, so please take your time to talk. Sometimes I don’t know if you are speaking Patois , fry English or broken English?! Public speaking is not your strength, so give it some studing-time and we will understand you better when you talk.
    Thanks.

  112. ()
    February 14, 2014

    Blackmore . You said you all have a plan, UWP does not have one. Well debate them and put blows on them. WHY SO MANY MEMBERS OF YOUR TEAM just cannot talk without entangling yourselves? IS ENGLISH THAT DIFFICULT? THESE POPLES HEADS ARE MAKE OF STONE MAN!

    • $$$$
      February 14, 2014

      Your UWP team is entangled in a web of lies with the DAAS money affair. Get that straight before any debate.

      • ()
        February 14, 2014

        @ $$$$ Tell Skerrit to go and debate this issue with the learned DOCTOR FONTAINE. Skerrit is intellectually weak.He is very short on communication skills.

      • Engineer
        February 15, 2014

        keep grabbing at straws smarty! Go tell your PM to defend how 2.6 million were distributed on his behalf. Don’t you think that that is more important to us Dominicans than DAAS money of which every cent was accounted for? The kingdom (dlp) MUST come crashing down!

    • $$$$
      February 14, 2014

      @(). Your DOCTOR FONTAINE will not debate this issue with anyone as he has LIED about it with boldface consistency, not even his good friend DOCTOR CLAYTON SHILLINGFORD can help and Gabriel is sprinting away from him. Your DOCTOR FONTAINE is just another interlectual featherweight….

      • ()
        February 14, 2014

        It’s shameful though that a featherweight has a heavey weight running. Well Skerrit must continue running, till he runs out of parliament. That’s what the electorate is saying now. Pass on the message to him. Also tell him that the learned DOCTOR FONTAIN’S SEAT IS IN A BLUE BAG.

  113. over seas
    February 14, 2014

    I think the best place to debate is in the house of assembly where UWP members are afraid to TRESPASS. P-L-E-A-S-E

    • Roseau
      February 14, 2014

      First of all you are overseas.
      Come donw here and feel the suffering with me and my people and then you can talk.
      Secondly, in the House, The Speaker only give them 20 minutes to give their presentation!! What sense that makes?
      You have to be in the kitchen to feel the heat.

      • Anonymous
        February 15, 2014

        Are you an ignoramus? Or a liar? since when is timing of debates an issue? They are allowed 30 minutes and they get it. Doh lie there to make any nonpoint. Sacway manter! Dem man doh have watch to check their time then?

  114. bigPICTURE
    February 14, 2014

    What would DLP’s Roosevelt Skerrit gain from a debate against Lennox Linton?
    If Skerrit believes that a debate would not help DLP get more votes, and he is not obligated to do it, then why should he?
    Skerrit is not obligated to be gentlemanly towards Lennox
    Lennox is so much more eloquent than Skerrit and that fact alone is enough to derail any debate hopes.
    Skerrit, on the other hand, should be brave enough to simple say that he will not take part in any debate, and so end that debate.

    • Listening!!!
      February 14, 2014

      BigPicture but Lennox did not go to college therefore Skerrit the so-called English graduate from college should have no problem in destroying him.

      I see this an excellent opportunity for Mr.Skerrit if you know what I mean.-:).

      Yes eloquence matter but also the truth and facts matter in a debate…I wonder if Skerrit has any of the above -:)

    • UM
      February 15, 2014

      You just simply full of cap… You as a citizen should be asking for a debat.. We can all see that the government hates answering the questions of the citizen…. Its none of our damn business you see what goes on and will go on in your so called country…. And yes skerrit is obligated to be a gentleman to Lennox cause Lennox just like you is a citizen of the country whom skerrit vowed to serve…. I don’t blame the government for the failure of this county I blame people like you….

  115. Views Expressed
    February 14, 2014

    You mean to tell me that that outburst I heard from this minister is a debate, or even debatably?. Is that his usual style of debate, huffing and puffing rubbish and cold air that is environmentally hazardous to the people of Dominica?
    Please Mr So Called minister , shut up, it`s better that you to help salvage the little reputation that you have left. You have been part of this cabal for too long.

    CHANGE IS A MUST……..TEAM DOMINICA

    • plze
      February 14, 2014

      I cannot beleive that my prime minister cannot debate a man with no degree and that is a novis what :-P :-P :-P :-P :mrgreen:

  116. T
    February 14, 2014

    I can understand Blackmore’s stand regarding debates. However his comment left many to believe he seem to be a “voice” for the Prime Minister. Mr. Blackmore with due respect, I think the Prime Minister is highly capable to represent himself in a debate will the opposition leader. You should understand that.

    You identifed many accomplishments that your government under the leadership of Skerrit achieved namely , building better west coast roads, setting up a state of the art college, helping some individuals own homes etc. I strongly believe if the Prime Minister can articulate these accomplishments well to the voters, they’ll embrace him.
    Although your intentions might be good, however the citizens of Dominica have a right to hear the leaders of both parties debate each other on issues that concern us.
    So Mr. Blackmore you and the rest of us, should just stand aside and listen as these two political players go at it.

    • Malgraysa
      February 14, 2014

      I think you are right, It sounds like they have been scolded like little boys by the P.M. for not standing up enough for him and perhaps being reminded, which side their bread is buttered.
      But at the same time it is the P.M. who takes all the decisions, or reverses or negates those taken by his ministers. That must be an impossible situation for them. Still, if they want to keep their jobs they had better do as they are told.
      I bet there n must be a bunch of unhappy Ministers in that Cabinet, biting their tongues all the time, afraid to speak their mind when the Chief is around.

      • February 15, 2014

        My people dont be too hard on the DLP and their BOSS because they are just cleaning up house as they prepare to move out of office,we are not supprised of their attitude it’s not going to get any better from here on they are moving out of office real soon we just have to keep the presure on till then.
        CHANGE IS A MUST AND IT’S HERE ALREADY!

  117. February 14, 2014

    Give me a break Blackmore!!! All I telling you I cannot eat concrete, air fulling my belly, hungry pickney bawling in my ear, and my purse only have one cent. So keep fooling yourself! Labour party it is time to go!!!

  118. whocares
    February 14, 2014

    we never had any débates in the pass, why not? we don’t need any debates!

    • JoJo
      February 14, 2014

      You did not have flush toilet either. So pit latrine good enough for you.

      • Not a herd follower
        February 14, 2014

        That’s not true, Who Cares! I do recall the first radio debate between Dame M.E.Charles, the then Prime Minister, and, I believe, Michael Douglas moderated by none other than Lennox Linton on DBS. There was also a debate involving Prime Minister Eddison James and Roosie Douglas.

  119. fountain
    February 14, 2014

    Send Fontaine to debate Gabriel Christian in Lagoon about DAAS.

    • Razor
      February 14, 2014

      Nice one. :mrgreen:

    • ???????????
      February 14, 2014

      @fountain. Two properly educated,and well respected men. The match will draw. I WOULD LIKE SKERRIT TO BE THERE AS A SPECTATOR,TO SEE HOW EDUCATED MEN DEBATE EACH OTHER.

    • Doc. Love
      February 14, 2014

      why are you afraid to send Skeritt, Gabriel is not running to political office.

    • There you have it.
      February 15, 2014

      They would agree on everything about DAAS.

  120. FORKIT
    February 14, 2014

    Dominicans elect men who speak like they are uneducated, or maybe they are. how in gods earth a debate is a road or state college, and yet the prime minister wants Dominicans to read, them fellars blowing north south east and west at the same time..i think he was referring to his minister who do not read…because if someone read constantly they would not utter that complete garbage that blackmoore made.

  121. The Original Met Yo
    February 14, 2014

    hahahaha baaahhahahah and it gets worse every week. How long? Not Long

  122. Change is a must
    February 14, 2014

    Blackmore…that is the problem with you guys…You think you have the answer to all Dominica’s problems….Don’t you realize that there are lots of other intelligent or regular people who have innovative ideas that you bunch could never think of…anyway let me not waste myself on this discussion…Change is a must..not an option..

  123. %
    February 14, 2014

    This goes to show all Dominicans the level of disrespect and disdain that those who comprise this gang (called a government)treat the people of this poor country with. This is the reason why i refer to this corrupt party as one of DUNCE CATS,AND BUFFOONS who have difficulty in comprehending English. Blackmore you stutter worse than Skerrit,your speech is blurred and incoherent, so you are not a debating material.YOU ARE INTELLECTUALLY EMPTY.
    You are a speech therapy patient. Skerrit can only debate on the “Animal Show”.He lacks communication skills, but is very EXCELLENT AT hurling insults at those who pose a challenge to him.
    I am however pleased with the number of young people who are asking for debates, and the number who are laughing at the sort of imbecile and preposterous comments being spewed by Blackmore et al, including some of their acolytes.
    It is a well established fact that this gang which goes by the name of Labour Party, has just one person (Tim Tim) who can engage anyone in Team Dominica,and he will still be unsuccessful. The electorate this time around will swing votes away from those who cannot debate the affairs of their country.
    AFTER 14 YEARS A GAOVERNMENT CANNOT DISCUSS ITS ACHIEVEMENTS?. Thanks God the electorate is about to decide how far they kick you all out.
    No wonder noone can tell us about the several corrupt and fetid arrangements we have entered into with foreign countries, foreign crooks and criminals.
    SHAME ON YOU ALL.
    YOU ALL ARE FAILING EVEN OUR SCHOOL CHILDREN.
    HOW LONG?
    NOT LONG!
    KICK THEM OUT. THEY ARE A BUNCH OF NO GOODS!
    WORKERSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

  124. Ms Twitter
    February 14, 2014

    Blackmoore i expected you to brush the debate issue. Where you and Skerritt talking as if all you have hot dumpling in all you mouth like me aself. :lol:

    Doh debate them man nah, they will mash all you up. That kind of slow, measured, style LL have, all you can NEVER come so.

    • February 15, 2014

      DLP and UWP in a town hall setting each on either side of the Hall and the people are the ones asking the questions it”s wouldnt be the type of debate we are asking for but at lease we would get a sense of where they all stand, why are they making it so difficult for young people to ask questions as well as others. Why!

  125. Not a herd follower
    February 14, 2014

    Blackmoore is equating what his government is doing with the nature of a debate. Doesn’t he understand what a debate on public policy is about? You cannot have a public debate with yourself.

  126. February 14, 2014

    the people of this coutry can not eat all these state of the art buildins and roads constructed by chinies that does not make our lives aney better all we need is work that they have fail to do job jobs jobs jobs you guy lack vision and i must admit you all the ministers are lasy and biting all you tonges change is a must beggers must start to work lasy lasy lasy all you days are numberd

    • Anonymous
      February 16, 2014

      But they get jobs on these projects. Building materials are sold. The eating establishment get business. The general economy benefit from these projects. I hope you not just repeating what you hear others saying?

  127. warma
    February 14, 2014

    Ray, really? really dude??? You think people don’t know what is meant by a DEBATE? How stupid do you think people are? Laying pavement for a road is a debate? I wonder if you go to school. The thing is I KNOW you did, but it seems like you eat your school fees.

  128. youth Leader
    February 14, 2014

    Labour have a set of coward

  129. Bee
    February 14, 2014

    You know, all in all we are better of when these guys keep silent. Because on the rare occasion they respond to a challenge or otherwise is to talk utter rubbish……

    Its not even as if they emploeyed Dominicans in the process nuh so he could save face….. Stuupes

  130. I FOR THAT
    February 14, 2014

    DEBATES ARE EDUCATIONAL,WHY NOT TAKE THE CHALLENGE, LET US DO IT AT UWI, LET THE PUBLIC COME AND LISTEN

  131. Aye
    February 14, 2014

    It’s amazing how these politicians think. He claims the debate is done everyday. The debate is done after the government made decisions. The last time I check Dominica was not a communist state! Stop forcing your development ideas after you get in office, discuss to us where you stand and if you can answer tough questions.

  132. Kekek
    February 14, 2014

    Nonsense Blackmore. The fact remains that the government is AFRAID to open their dirty linen for public scrutiny.

  133. Like Really!
    February 14, 2014

    Please take Note MR Rayburn Blackmoore……
    According to Wikipedia Debate is contention in argument; dispute, controversy; discussion; especially the discussion of questions of public interest in Parliament or in any assembly.
    Debates are vocalized…How ******can you be… Ronnie for Mahaut

  134. Yam Babawoolais
    February 14, 2014

    Never have I seen such arrogance and hubris in any government. If this ok s whs t we call elected officials then god have mercy on us.

  135. look at
    February 14, 2014

    They afraid……they fraid ,they fraid to debate bad

  136. Sunrise
    February 14, 2014

    debate well not at this time nuh. We have to clean up our act and del with this Fontain matters before we can even move on to tackle Skerit. WE as a pary UWP would have been so much better if Thomson had not made such damaging errors; in quick order. The man is bright and makes so many dounce errors its not funny. I pray to see the back of this corrupt party/government but hear that DAAS Controversy is also hinting on corruption!

    • February 14, 2014

      There is no controversy or corruption. The matter has been explained. Check the amount of corruption and shaddy deals the labour party govt is involved in. Thompson is an honest man and dealt honestly.

    • Power House
      February 15, 2014

      I know Skeritt is afraid of questions. Did anyone notice that for the last two years when they go to the townhouse type meetings that they now have at LOCO coconut there is no public questionn and answer period as was done before? what they have is a private sit down with returning dominicans.There is one question i would like to hear skeritt answer WHAT WAS THE REASON HE DROPPED AMBROSE FROM HIS MInisTERIAL JOB? AND HIRED HIM AFTER THE ELECTIONS IN 2009.#2 during the elections in 1999 they called Edison James, Julius Timothy . and the whole gang curupt but after the election Timothy who was not a priest or bishop but a cadinal in the U W P was given a very high position in the D L P and was a critic of the the things like the airport ,and comprehensive high school in londondery that he helped in planning.

  137. Razor
    February 14, 2014

    The message is not lost, Blackmore: WHile the blues speak and foam at the mouth, you guys are working.. Hence, you have already won the debate. Heheheh! Let them keep bumping their gumbs on Q, DNO, Facebook, and elsewhere.

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    • February 15, 2014

      Dont be backward by not debating DLP have made the UWP Party much STRONGER because it doesnt take a GOVT 14yrs to show it’s people that they are working for them

  138. dissident
    February 14, 2014

    Is Blackmore the new leader of DLP? You guys are so lame. It would have been better if you allow Daryl titre to go out there and make a fool of himself on the party’s behalf.

    Obviously this man either does not know the meaning of the word debate

    Go on Kairi and bark……leave debating for reasoned minds

    For de past time Team Dominica put up a challenge……. setting the agena ……..you all so wasted and inept…..cyan keep up…….keep falling on you all faces

    U to dam incompetent…….. come out there

    Wasted

    Team Dominica strike a nerve…….keep hurting them where it hurts…..yes i

  139. diasporaUWP
    February 14, 2014

    The debate is about the contradiction which Thomspon has made to the statements of the young lawyer Mr.Francis on the CCJ. He is no lawyer and he should be able to leave law for the lawyers and not continue to create problems for us. THings were going in our favour and bam here he goes scandal after scandal; too much roro from one man and the party needs to discipline him and even ask him to resign and get a new candidate for the upcoming elections.

    • February 14, 2014

      Go tell Skerrit and his corrupt ministers to resign. You are just bias and no matter what is said to explain what happened,you are using this to make political mileage. You are not the one to choose the candidate for the Grand Ford constituency. The people of Grand Fond know the truth and will support the Doctor all the way. You know his potentials and are afraid of the great job that he will do when he becomes minister. Keep your bias advice, we don’t want it.

  140. FLY ON WALL
    February 14, 2014

    Fontaine has effectively sold the elections to the DLP. Continue to have him talk and as a candidate and you will see how much licks Skerrit dem go give us. I know Da people!

    Resign Fontaine!

    • Graham Chambers
      February 15, 2014

      Laborite under cover as fly

  141. South East
    February 14, 2014

    I do love our rising or arisen UWP but I believe my new Potential Parl Rep Thomso must relax and stop giving labour party life water.
    I am shocked about what he has done in this DAAS affair and this is unacceptable and we just cannot defend this wrong doing. This is where the real debate lies. The number of bright candidates we have attracted is a good thing but alas to every 7 steps we take Dr. Fontaine is causing us to move 10 steps backward. I hate this and its hard for me to sleep and I am beginning to believe that he must resign and get replacement….We had that seat in GF in our hands but he has allowed it to get back into Stevenson’s hands and it really has to take some new candidate to bring it back especially in light of the commesss he has brought us in and also the amount of work that the government is doing now in GF City. I pray that we remain focus and begin that debate first within our party ( before its too late) and later take on to take out this evil Skerrit government!

    • February 14, 2014

      You are nothing but a labourite.

    • Engineer
      February 15, 2014

      FAKE! Get your facts straight!

  142. hmm
    February 14, 2014

    this man actually has the mitigated gull to even run and speak infront the pm like somebody actually gonna waste their time and debate him… hush ur mouth not u they talk too.. wah happen u want to be leader hahaha joker!!!!

    • Joejoe
      February 15, 2014

      Do you mean unmitigated gall?

  143. ##D.A.##.
    February 14, 2014

    Say what you want about MR: BLACKMOORE” like him or hate him he has to credit his time at his school as “Debate Guru” and his former profession as a cop. Good job MR: Minister! you were born to be a politician” no pun intended. WIN! LOOSE! Draw! just believe in your self choose your battles well and you will always win our Hearts as the hardest working politician in the Country.

  144. YES I TELL U
    February 14, 2014

    blackmore wants leadership of laba now so he running talking infront skerro what a shame…. is this man for real ….OH i forgot them fellas living in another DA where they alone eating and getting fat.. yah i forgot that one. LABA have no to debate cause they have nothing to offer the ple anymore … its time for a change DA!!!!

  145. Anonymous
    February 14, 2014

    If you have won the debate why back down from this one? I would like to see you and the PM stick it the UWP. :-D

  146. a workerite
    February 14, 2014

    God bless LL and am happy what he has brought to our UWP however am very much concerned about that man Dr Fontaine. His pronouncements are worrisome to me and many of our supporters. He has given the DLP too much room to lunch attacks against us. This continuous controversial trend is not doing our party any good. Look at the other economist and intellects in the party such as rising star Sir Francis he has been very much calm and sober-minded and well researched and articulate in his views on so many issues and thus far not a hint of controversy from him. I think that MP Francis shall soon be elevated to the leadership of the UWP and his approach to politics is commendable. I do believe that the latest fiasco concerning Thomson is doing serious harm to our party nationally and also affecting our prospects for victory nationally and in the Grand Fond district.
    WE as a party must convene a meeting to see how best we can do some damage control. I do believe that consideration must be given to looking at an alternative to Mr Fontaine or limit his public appearances; its is evident he is not a good media man and he must also come clean with us because we cannot continue to hear those “things” about him. As a potential minister of Finance of Dominica ( an elected office ) he has to clean up any probable garbage in his luggage; this is the type of private debate we as a party has to consider and nothing else.
    WORKERZZZZZZ! CHANGE !

    • so
      February 14, 2014

      why don’t you clean up Skerrit corruption first? STOP LIEING like Skerrit we know you are not NO workers
      YOU ALL JUST AFRAID of Thompson he will STAY there doh. FOLISH. LAIR LIKE Skerrit

    • Carnival people
      February 15, 2014

      This is not a wokerite. This person is trying to twist the minds, hurt the hearts, and confuse members and supporters of the UWP. Do not be fooled by this person. THOMPSON FONTAINE WE ARE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY! Labarats are trying their best to destroy you, but hold strong. WE LOVE YOU THOMPSON! No distraction. Continue the good work you started. Continue to scare them (Labour) with your plans, continue to force them to re-act and do things like the failed National Employment Programme (NEP), and give toilets to all Dominicans. They have the Chronicle now to propagate their lies to destroy people, BUT HOW LONG, NOT LONG.

    • February 15, 2014

      Brother Dr. Fountain is too smart a man to allow the likes of the PM and Toney to distroy his good name just remember that, so no matter what the DLP want you to beleive he haven got anything in his luggage to clean up he will be the best finance minister.

  147. Seriously Blackmoree
    February 14, 2014

    Mr Blackmore your English teacher must be embarrassed “here sir is an extended description of a Debate as given by wikipedia:::Debate is a method of interactive and representational argument. Debate is a broader form of argument than deductive reasoning, which only examines whether a conclusion is a consequence of premises, and factual argument, which only examines what is or isn’t the case, or rhetoric, which is a technique of persuasion. Though logical consistency, factual accuracy and some degree of emotional appeal to the audience are important elements of the art of persuasion, in debating, one side often prevails over the other side by presenting a superior “context” and/or framework of the issue, which is far more subtle and strategic. The outcome of a debate depends upon consensus or some formal way of reaching a resolution, rather than the objective facts as such. In a formal debating contest, there are rules for participants to discuss and decide on differences, within a framework defining how they will interact.
    Debating is commonly carried out in many assemblies of various types to discuss matters and to make resolutions about action to be taken, often by a vote. Deliberative bodies such as parliaments, legislative assemblies, and meetings of all sorts engage in debates. In particular, in parliamentary democracies a legislature debates and decides on new laws. Formal debates between candidates for elected office, such as the leaders debates and the U.S. presidential election debates, are sometimes held in democracies. Debating is also carried out for educational and recreational purposes, usually associated with educational establishments. The major goal of the study of debate as a method or art is to develop the ability to debate rationally from either position with equal ease.
    Although informal debate is common the quality and depth of a debate improves with knowledge and skill of its participants as debaters. The outcome of a contest may be decided by audience vote, by judges, or by some combination of the two.”

  148. bjr
    February 14, 2014

    I must add that they are platitudinously deceitful

  149. Anonymous
    February 14, 2014

    Utter Rubbish…you talk like you have hot potato in you mouth and English is your second language so you and this DLP cabinet running from the debate. Please be mindful that we the youths are taking notes of ‘run from the public’ attitude.

  150. SEVMc
    February 14, 2014

    I think the real debate can begin after my friend Thomson Fontaine resigns from the UWP for the obvious embarassments he has been causing to the party.
    There have been too many blunders

    1.CCJ
    2. SHOOTING HAITIANS AND CHINESE
    3.BOYCOTTING YOUTH PARADE/INDEPENDENCE
    4.TRANSFER GATE/DAAS GATE
    5.DOMINICA WORSE THAN AFRICA

    I THINK THAT OUR party must begin to look into all of these issues via an internal inquiry because its certain that his pronouncements are very unfortunate and its definitely affecting our party adversely. There are deepening choruses of discontent over the manner in which he has brought our party’s momentum into some pause.

    • JoJo
      February 15, 2014

      Looks like an organised campaign going on to try and get Dr. Fontaine resign. Why? Are they afraid he knows where the financial skeletons are in which cupboard. Let Simeon Albert and Lennox Lawrence debate their accusation with Dr. Fontaine face to face in public if they are men. Dr. Fontaine not going anywhere but stay and elected as MP to put awkward questions in the House and they cant sue him.That’s what they afraid off.

    • February 15, 2014

      you and your Boss believe that Dr.Fountain is the engin within the UWP and if he is gone you stand a better chance of holding on to power well let me tell you they are a team binded together, and if you know anything about an engin all parts come together to make it work.

    • JoJo
      February 15, 2014

      I don’t know what you pretend with that name SEVMc. You all trying to be psychologists now. Well, you all are amateurs and your campaign back firing and will come to bite you. Not all Dominicans are stupid oh no.

  151. Alas
    February 14, 2014

    Are you for real Sir? Just what are you guys afraid of? If you are so confident that your administration has performed and that you are the ones with the working plan, then come and embarrass the opposition in a healthy public debate.

    I would jump at the opportunity instead of running scared if I was in your place.

  152. Grand Bay
    February 14, 2014

    Why,Why,Why cant the labour party agree to a debate?
    I think it is a great idea so we as Dominicans can make informed decisions as to who we would like to represent us. It gives us the opportunity to scrutinise both the opposition and the labour party.
    Bob Marley says, you running and you running and you running away but you cant run away from you yourself.

    So lets get this debate cracking so we Dominicans can be empowered. Thank you

    • Anonymous
      February 14, 2014

      Action speaks, louder than words. Don’t be deceived by all those fancy talkers.

  153. CIA on the watch
    February 14, 2014

    Mr. Blackmoore is the Government wining the debate on Jobs and the unemployment situation, the Economy, sale of passports to criminals, non Dominicans at the winter olympics in Russia, Dominica’s credibility among the international community, the tourism sector; Are you really wining the debate??

    • JoJo
      February 14, 2014

      Hahaha, a good one. Of the adopted Dominican Olympians one did not show up for her race and the second did not even finish. Alas, how embarrassing is that for our country. You are also winning the debate on the road from Pont Case to Melville Hall mr. Blackmoore??Bbest you stay quiet.

    • Dread
      February 14, 2014

      @cia on watch.. when the DLP took office the Dominican economy was in a Royal mess if you don’t believe that ask Dr. Thompson Fontaine. The UWP was also in the business of selling passports to shady characters, remember the gentleman who was wanted by the Australian Government. So you see there are always 2 sides to adebate.

      • Malgraysa
        February 14, 2014

        Yopu are right, that UWP government was not perfect but what we have today is the pitts!

      • CIA on the watch
        February 14, 2014

        Dread, this government was elected fourteen years ago to make the wrong right or to right the wrongs of the past, if after fourteen years in office all you could post on DNO is how UWP left the country well this government needs to get out of office so UWP can correct the mistakes they did fourteen years ago, who best to correct your mistakes other than yourself because you will know where you went wrong

    • Anonymous
      February 14, 2014

      Yes.

  154. Anonymous
    February 14, 2014

    D.N.O best ya’ll had leave that rest… for some reason when these guys speak in the protected room of kairi or d.b.s… they forget that the words go out and won’t return… fact is, Blackmore is making himself look ridiculous… and taking in front Skerrit… in answering, is an embarrassment to Skerrit, now the leader of DLP looks like a coward… 2 weeks now and he can’t issue a reply

    • Rass
      February 14, 2014

      Reply to a man who puts peoples money in his acc.

    • February 14, 2014

      not :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ing can not beat the truth so when detractors no they are at fault the shy the truth

    • good
      February 14, 2014

      You don’t reply to bullies, let them debate and fight among themselves.

    • Anonymous
      February 14, 2014

      He can’t or he won’t?

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