Court overturns election results; Antigua Prime Minister seat under threat

Baldwin Spencer, Leader of the United Progressive Party casting his vote during the Antigua & Barbuda elections. Credit: www.stlucia.gov.lc

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – A High Court judge on Wednesday ruled that the election of three government parliamentarians, including Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer, was invalid, throwing the United Progressive Party (UPP) administration into a tailspin.

However, Justice Louise Blenman has confirmed that Trevor Walker of the government-aligned Barbuda People Movement (BPM) was duly elected to lone seat on the sister island in the March 12, 2009 poll.

On the other hand, Prime Minister Spencer, as well as Tourism Minister John Maginley and Education Minister Jacqui Quinn-Leandro will be forced to demit their seats, making way for either a by-election in those constituencies or a general election.

Based on Wednesday’s decision, the ruling UPP has six of the 17 seats in Parliament, while the opposition Antigua Labour Party (ALP) now command seven. But the UPP also has the support of the BPM.

The ALP has welcomed the court ruling, which leaves the UPP to ponder its next move.

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120 Comments

  1. cocoy
    April 3, 2010

    Tell Papa Lester Birde to take it easy. He was there already as P.M. and if the people of Antigua wants him back it`s all fair an` good. But please sir, let the courts decide the outcome.

  2. Common Sense i have
    April 1, 2010

    The opposition in antigua are in parliament, The opposition here is out, however if the continue to stay out of parliament and the win the pettitions what happens. Well i guess they understand that they still cannot form the Government so they dont really care…..

  3. I dont understand???
    April 1, 2010

    Have you ever heard the saying that a Government is a reflection of the level of intelligence of its people. Stay tuned what do you expect. Just look at the level of discussion that you get. Its all about how much we love Skerrit. Not even how much we love ourselves.
    Dominica our island home……Lord have mercy.

    • Polltrickslicking
      April 1, 2010

      No wonder you Don’t Understand. you Just Tuned In. Do you read anybody saying they love Skerritt to Stay Tuned?
      Happy April’s Day Fool to you too for having joined the Stay Tuned Clones.

  4. Kalinago
    April 1, 2010

    Staytuned has adopted the trait of his hero Ron Green……..they love attention and they will do whatever it takes to get it. lol.

  5. Young Man in Dominica
    April 1, 2010

    Stay tuned anTrevor Johnson are the same type of people two shemales

  6. Eric Cartman
    April 1, 2010

    @ ‘stay-tuned’

    You are the definition of a troll. What a pathetic loser you are!!

    I’m going through the comments and can’t believe that someone actually has time to be responding to each comment they don’t agree with. I read many blogs; espn, cnnsi, allhiphop,yahoo news,DNO obviously etc etc and its the first time i’ve seen behaviour like this.

    Get a life ‘stay-tuned’. Regardless of what happens in court, UWP will not form a next government in Dominica in under 10 years. No-one here has time to go back and forth with you all day people have careers,jobs,families,responsibilities aka better things to do.

    i see you got another retard named ‘hehe’ to co-sign you. I guess y’all are siblings, retardation must run in the family. lmao.

    • Whatever
      April 1, 2010

      That’s Stay Tuned for you. He’s a real troll. He reads and comments to everything like a sicko.

      • Eric Cartman
        April 1, 2010

        the funny thing is that people like Stay Tuned are the first ones to talk about one-party state and suppression of people’s opinions etc..

        yet someone can’t make a comment on DNO opposed to ‘stay-tuned’ beliefs without him/her (she-him?) stalking people and breathing hard down their necks like an overweight pervert.

        • 2nd Dat
          April 1, 2010

          For real. He is just so obsessed with all of this. He simply fails to realize that people have a right to their opinion. That kind of know it all attitude that keeps on calling Dominicans fools only caused damage in December 2009 and continues to only do more.

    • Toot Too bouche
      April 1, 2010

      What about ………..I…………… did you not see that peson?

    • STAY TUNED
      April 1, 2010

      Guess what Mr. Cartman….

      me and you on same page because while you are supposed to be attending to your career/job/family and responsibilities, you are here reading ALLLLL MY POSTS….getting angered by it…and putting those finger unto your keyboard to respond. So is both of us that I have time to waste. Both of that stupid and retarded. I am retarded for speaking truth to power. And your MORE RETARDED than me, because you entertaining it.

      I know man…you just can’t help it…

      All now you tempted to respond…

      Go ahead…express yourself..hahaha

      At the end of the day…facts remain…laws remain..and time will tell a wonderful story in this country.

      • Eric Cartman
        April 1, 2010

        Mr or Mrs ‘Stay Tuned’, for your information I am a university student. I’m a web designer which means i’m online all day. While u’re building your farm on FB i’m perfecting the skills which will make me money when I graduate.

        You are not some patriot. It’s obvious you have a personal grudge against someone in the DLP(most likely Skerrit). Any intelligent person can see it.

        I decided to go at you 2day only bcuz i have a 5 day weekend so I have some free time on my hands. In reality though this is a one-sided encounter bcuz you have as much intelligence as the toilet paper I use to wipe my ***.

        And dumb*** I didn’t read all ur posts cuz that would be wasting minutes of my life reading BS.

    • BIG MAN
      April 1, 2010

      Yeah, that is exactly what Staytuned is doing “trolling”

      He is on quite a few websites, doing the same thing , gaining attraction to himself.

  7. BIG MAN
    April 1, 2010

    Staytuned is the April Fools Joke. Dude the joke is on you.

    • STAY TUNED
      April 1, 2010

      irie sin man…

    • 2nd Dat
      April 1, 2010

      Hahaha, boy look kicks. true dat, April fools day, the fool is fooling around… no trolling around. Imao

  8. Girl
    April 1, 2010

    Afus UWP does make me ‘maud’!!!!! UWP allu will not get no power. We love Skerrit and he not going nowhere. Allu can jump and prance , he is there to stay.

    Only dream de Ron Green will dream of power. He will never rule DA. PM skerrit we love you and have your back.

    As for that IDIOT stay tuned, man get a life!!!!!!!!!!

    • STAY TUNED
      April 1, 2010

      make sure you check your blood pressure after reading my posts here..lol

      • @ Stay Tuned
        April 1, 2010

        Idiot …

        • STAY TUNED
          April 1, 2010

          alas…you go and create a new name to try to target me? I hope you can keep up…lol

          Happy April Fools day to you.

  9. hehe
    April 1, 2010

    there is a difference between dominica and antigua,….majority antiguans are smarter and justice actualy prevails there….not in dominica tho. take the case with majistrate behenzin as an example. aint no S**T goin right in dominica, S**T be goin LEFT. and if god has to do anything in dominica its gonna be punnishment time for all those people who support wrong as right.

    • Whatever
      April 1, 2010

      Well Antigua under some serious Punishment now, because tings tight tight tight. So leave Dca alone, it will get it’s own when the time comes, but for now… take your blows and keep out of our affairs. At least, Dcans can still walk comfortably at nights and go jog early morning without fear.

  10. BD
    April 1, 2010

    I think the Antigua case and Dominica case are two diffirent cases

  11. onelove
    April 1, 2010

    Caribbean justice system trying to show they have some balls eh ….. Well lets see how they do in the open-and-shut Dominica scenario.

    This might just be a bone to the dog. so when they rob Dominicans some will call them fair and balanced by pointing to Antigua….
    AND REMEMBER Dominica is infinitely more corrupt at very high levels than Antigua (imagine that). just check our ranking on the WORLD CORRUPTION INDEX

    • STAY TUNED
      April 1, 2010

      garcon what some people on here know about corruption index? You have too much confidence in some of the people commenting on the DNO. All those people know is, LABAAAAH and Skerrit is a good man and skerrit have plan and uwp doh have plan. That is what them people know. lol

      • Eric Cartman
        April 1, 2010

        Yes ‘stay tuned’ you probably got s*xually aroused when you heard the news of what happened in Antigua!!

        You have yet to make an intelligent point in your many posts on DNO. Funny how you nvr commented on the story about projected economic growth for D/a but now you’re front and center!!

        Like any person with some sense I just looked up the 2009 corruption index. Dominica was ranked 34, way ahead of countries like Haiti (168) and even ahead of Trinidad (79).

        The index listed 180 countries and D/a was near the top of least corrupt at 34.

        Learn to do some research you freakin idiot and speak some facts you dumb***

        • STAY TUNED
          April 1, 2010

          hahahahaha….the only people who wet their pants and panties are the labourites in Antigua and in Dominica, because they viewed this as a victory for labour. Is only later, when more details come out, some people in Dominica went cold and silent.

          Now with respect to the Corruption Index…if Dominica is number 34 on the LEAST corruption list, then I need you to least the first 20 countries on the list, compare the economic status and tell me if you don’t get the point the person was making.

          Keep calling me a dumb***. Keep going mad when I post here. You have plenty more steam to let off cause I ain’t gonna stop..hahahaha

          • @ Stay Tuned
            April 1, 2010

            Retard…

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        • hehe
          April 1, 2010

          did you find st lucia on there…wat rank were they?…and st vincent …dominica isnt as developed as trinidad ..and haiti been in curruption since they became independent from france! make reasonable comparisns nao lol. ur the idiot

          • Eric Cartman
            April 1, 2010

            st vincent was 31 just 3 spots ahead of d/a

            st.lucia was 22

            barbados was 20

            Those were the ONLY 3 COUNTRIES in the region listed as being less corrupt than Dominica.

            look it up yourselves you UWP retards.

            http://www.transparency.org/policy_research/surveys_indices/cpi/2009/cpi_2009_table

            There are other sites on the internet other than Facebook y’all should check them out sometime.

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  12. Thunder Horse
    March 31, 2010

    This dosenyt mean that Ron has a chance in Dominica because Labour Power is still strong, the Blues must go, lets the REDS Prevail DLP , ALP. DLP presented a plan and is still fulifilling it but up to now UWP has no plan to move the country forward.

    • STAY TUNED
      April 1, 2010

      Well there you have it: some Horse manure from Thunder horse. Oh brother…

      • hehe
        April 1, 2010

        thats wat they dont understand

        • @ Stay Tuned
          April 1, 2010

          Hahaha, Stay Tuned and his supporter. They look at Thunder Horse.. I wonder who watches that.

          Deckdecks….

  13. sly guh
    March 31, 2010

    uwp have no chace fhere we finally have a man wit a head running our country

    • STAY TUNED
      April 1, 2010

      Law is law. Law is law in Antigua. Law is law in St. Kitts. Law is law in Dominica. The laws vary, the petitions vary, the claims vary, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY LAW IS LAW.

      • @ Stay Tuned
        April 1, 2010

        Imbecile….

  14. March 31, 2010

    THE CURRENT MIGHT CHANGE COURSE HERE TOO?

  15. foresight
    March 31, 2010

    If Skerrit had fallen fors the Id card trick that would have put the election in chaos UWP would have gotten their wish. But he too smart for that. Our government is safe.

    • STAY TUNED
      April 1, 2010

      ID card trick? And we wonder why Dominica is where it is today? When will my people educate themselves and emancipate themselves from mental slavery? How can utilization of a ID to vote be described as a trick? A standard practice all over the world. That is why some of allu come on the DTS digital news item confused about what is pay-per-view and all of that. Backward allu backward like that…hahahaha

  16. Bertillia
    March 31, 2010

    NO.. The issue in Dominica’s case are quite different so he ruling can NEVER be the same

    • STAY TUNED
      April 1, 2010

      What is significant here is that, persons have continued to say that a judge would never rule against a seating government. Of course the case is different from Dominica. We have dual-citizenship petitions in Dominica, we did not have that in Antigua. Hardcore labourites have already conceded defeat by saying “even if skerrit lose, we have 18 eats”. Interesting times my friend. Keep listening, particularly to the matter in St. Kitts. Don’t let Tony tell you. Read and listen for yourself.

  17. Chavez Jr.
    March 31, 2010

    UWP will have a chance my foot. They should call by-election in the constituencies where they won, let genuin leaders do the peoples work. Nunca ese partido va digirir mi patria de nuevo, nunca.

    • STAY TUNED
      April 1, 2010

      Another Dominican who is not aware of the laws in his own country.

      Find a constitution, read up the section with respect to election disqualification and tell me where you see provisions for bi-election. Tell us here on what grounds based on our constitution that there can be a bi-election in the seats that the UWP are challenging.

  18. Curious
    March 31, 2010

    Let me just remind the UWP here that what they are relying on here was thrown out in Antigua and the judge only rule on the fact that the polling stations remained open after the scheduled time to close, which according to the opposition in Antigua was to their disadvantage.

    Some common sense for UWP who said that Labour party paid tickets for people to come and vote. when you transport people from their homes to the Polling station to vote, can some one explain that to me…..

    • STAY TUNED
      April 1, 2010

      Curious,

      When Tony makes these statements, it is clearly designed to fool people like you. Before sticking your foot in your mouth you need to first find out what were all the submissions made with respect to bribery. Secondly, you need to find out what the law of Antigua says with respect to bribery. Thirdly, you need to find out what was presented by the ALP as evidence for the alleged bribery. Finally, you need to find out on what grounds did the judge dismiss the claim of the bribery.

      It is only then that you will see things from a proper perspective. Stop making Tony take allu for fools.

      • People Power
        April 1, 2010

        Tony is correct. Who are you to lecture us on bribery???? We know Tony credentials and we believe him. Advise your UWP cohorts about bribery. We will meet you in the courts. Glad to know you are now rejoicing with the Antigua LABOUR party. LABOUR POWER!!!!!!!!

        • STAY TUNED
          April 1, 2010

          Alas..another sad case…

          Look they tell me I lecturing. All I did was advise the person to get the information, I am being told that I am lecturing. Tony is right, right about what? based on what? You doh know….all you know is LABOUR POWER……hahaha..woooyee

  19. Cautious Optimism
    March 31, 2010

    Yes it will have an effect on our case in Dominica and then St. Kitts. What the report however fall short of saving is on what groundswere the results overturned. This would be good to know as it may well have no implication for Dominica. We need more info

    • De Court
      April 1, 2010

      The report indicated that the outcome in the polling station was invalid based on technical issues – the polling station opened too late. The one about bribery and corruption was thrown out.the judge said even if the state paid for the prople to come to vote (1)there was no evidence to suggest that the individual candidates paid for them to vote and (2)there was no evidence that the people voted for any particular candidate.

      So the Dominica case is safely in favour of the DLP

      • Trevor Johnson
        April 1, 2010

        I THINK THAT YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN THE EVIDENCE OF ST. JEAN BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR ORGANISING THE TRIPS. YOU FORGOT THAT JAMES MOE GREEN RECORDED PABEN SAYING THAT BLACKMORE WAS INVOLVED IN ORGANISING DOMINICANS IN MIAMI TO RETURN TO DA TO VOTE.

  20. DVT
    March 31, 2010

    Dear Folks, do not take this as a ruling in favour of the UWP. This is a ruling in favour of the Antigua Labour Party and no one else. The cases in Antigua and Dominica are not one of the same and should be treated differently. Note that the judge has overturn the election in the constituencies, and not the winner. Meaning the judge says the election was what is not right (or the process). Where as in Dominica the UWP is challenging the winners, the ALP challenged the process!!!

    • STAY TUNED
      April 1, 2010

      You are clearly not aware of what each of the five UWP petition says. For that reason, your statements are not entirely correct. Please do your research and come again. While the cases are totally different, there are a few similarities in what was filed. The issue of proper evidence to support the claim is another story. The dual-citizenship petition is actually challenging the electoral process in Veille Case, so do yourself a favor and research, read, educate yourself and come back.

      • laviebienwed
        April 1, 2010

        Staytuned, are you familiar with the expression “wavet pas ni pardon duvant poule”? Well, no matter how much crazyglue you and your UWP ilk use to stick how many feathers on yourselves, allyou will always be wavet and we will still be poule. Get it? Now stay tuned to see if you will ever become a fowl.

        • STAY TUNED
          April 1, 2010

          hahahaha. Do me a favor. On June 17th and 18th, when the cases will be presented, dress up in your Sunday best, get a free pass to the court, go inside and say “excuse me your honor I have something to say”…then repeat exactly what you said here to the court. Then come back and tell us what happen afterward. Ah force some of allu believe a case is thought and won through public opinion and discussion. Allu in for one big suprise.

  21. Vex with them
    March 31, 2010

    Please people, don’t start comparing cases. If you read the reasons for the petitions you all will see that they are, for example, late opening and late closing of polling stations, wrong lists.

    So please haterz, don’t be to fast to celebrate. Wait June 17 and 18 and in the meantime see how you prepare for the by-elections.

  22. March 31, 2010

    well it was time for UPP to go, they do people too much things in Antigua and they think they got away with …, but God is not asleep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DE WATCHMAN. WATCH YOUR SELF BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT SKERRIT IS GOING NO WHERE

    IS SO ALL UPP AND UWP PARTY LIKE THINGS FREE AND TRICKY

    • STAY TUNED
      April 1, 2010

      your post is so contradicting….hahaha

  23. ms spontaneous
    March 31, 2010

    Hmmmmmm. Now that’s intrestin. Labourities let’s hold our head up high ok

  24. dominican over the sea
    March 31, 2010

    to J i rebuck that in jesus name it can never happen and even if there is a byelection in dominica the labour party will still win so tell the opposition people i say dont be too complacent.

  25. degga
    March 31, 2010

    How could that affect us? Only five seats are being challenged. Even though they lose the five, that still leaves them with 13 and it means that they will still in in charge.

    • STAY TUNED
      April 1, 2010

      of course nuh…

  26. Trevor Johnson
    March 31, 2010

    Please be reminded that the lawyer for the ALP is the same lawyer for the UWP in their petition. He is Mendes from Trinidad…

  27. john brown
    March 31, 2010

    The situation in Antigua is not the same as in DA ,1st the ruling party in Antigua lost seats in the last election. The seats contested in the courts were very close and the polling station for those areas were suspiciously open late so someone could say if it was opened on time the result may have been different. Now lets look at DA , inspite of all the allegations by the opposition two different independent observer group that the opposition asked for, said the election was fair, no poll
    was opened late and the ruling party gained seats.The two seats that were close in DA if given to the opposition would not make a different in the winner of the DA election. The opposition need at least 12 seats to add to what they already have to win the election in DA. I have not heard any credible person say with a straight face that the UWP have that much seats. Oh and by the way the party that lost in the courts are friends with the UWP and the party that won in the courts, the party that was cheated in the election, was the ANTIGUA LABOR PARTY. LOBOR POWER

  28. Patriot
    March 31, 2010

    A temporary stay of execution has been granted by a high court judge in Antigua. So in effect nothing changes for the moment. The UPP plans to file a formal appeal to the Eastern Caribbean Courts of Appeal and seek a permanent stay of execution pending the appeal. So for now the present government is still in control.

  29. People Power
    March 31, 2010

    IT IS LABOUR TIME!!!!

    ST VINCENT

    GRENADA

    DOMINICA

    ST KITTS

    ANTIGUA

    WHO IS NEXT??? That is the question that should be asked.

  30. 4ALL2C
    March 31, 2010

    It will NOT happen in DA because ALL the people in high places in DA are PAID including me!!

  31. Hang Sprang Me
    March 31, 2010

    The situations facing Dominica and Antigua are two completly different situations and the ruling in Antigua will have no bearing on the case here.
    Our UWP is just grabbing at straws….as usual

    • STAY TUNED
      April 1, 2010

      Alot empty statement, based on emotion and not facts. Do you have a copy of the judgement? Have you read the entire judgement in order to compare to certain aspects of the UWP’s case locally? Lord help our country and its people.

  32. Grand Bayrian
    March 31, 2010

    Now, What I want to know is, on what grounds the courts through out the election results for the three parliamentarians. I mean there needs to be specific reasons here. Until that is given I do not see reason why we all should jump, and think the very result is going to happen in D/ca.

    Although I think the UWP in D/Ca must be smilling in their dreams. I can hear Eddo saying to Ron, “Do worry man, we are going to win”. Like they say; you never underestimate your opponent.

    • STAY TUNED
      April 1, 2010

      it is good that you asking on what grounds certain things took place. that is what alot of the DLP and UWP supporters need to do. So we will understand why, throwing out the claim of bribery in Antigua does not automatically mean throwing it out in Dominica.

  33. Sout Man
    March 31, 2010

    Threat not thyself, oh evil doers; neither be thou envious, inequity workers! DLP can afford to lose 7 seats and still be in control. Have nothing to fear my friends. Circumstances in DA were different. If anything, DLP might add three more seats before the remote possibility of losing five.

    • STAY TUNED
      April 1, 2010

      “Threat not thyself, oh evil doers; neither be thou envious, inequity workers!”

      You are so right..

  34. Dominican In Dominica
    March 31, 2010

    Well… Well…. Well…. Lets see what happens in Dominica.

  35. Anonymous
    March 31, 2010

    we need this sort of ruling in skb

  36. Songre
    March 31, 2010

    I observed some of you all taking this thing for a Joke but this is very different from the Dominican Situation and you all have no Idea how many of us lives have been ruined by this Government here. We came here worked hard, fair and honest and because the Government believes the foreigners may have voted for the ALP they came at us with no mercy sending us home left, right and centre and made it so difficult for us we can’t even work to provide for our own kids that were born here.
    Ask any of the Citizens that have return to Dominica either voluntarily or deported and they will tell you of the disgust and disdaine they have for this UPP Government. Some folks as far as 36 years were sent away from here without giving them an opportunity to make it right with the Immigration Authorities like was done in other territories.
    Antigua is in turmoil right now, no work people are being laid off all sorts of things happening here that made life so difficult for foreigners and alot of their own people are in other countries and most of them go to the U.S.A to make their babies yet the good people from Dominica that has provided them with fresh produce for the past 60 years plus and had a great relationship with the Labour Government and was never mistreated in any way is being treated very badly now. One Minister even threatened to come to Dominica and buy the food himself so as to prevent the local hucksters from making a living to feed their families.
    We migrated here to assist with development of our selves and help in the building of this country and when a lot of locals were leaving here and migrating they were left in a quandry here and the Government of the day open its doors to us with no reservations, not even the locals were joining the Police Force they had to be imported from the other territories. This all started when a former Prime Minister beat his rival to come back in the Parliament he was furious and thought to himself it was the foreigners who had done this to him because he had invested heavily in that Community and can’t believe he lost.
    They want a clean slate now and is doing everything to make sure foreigners do not vote in the Country. Now the prayers of the faithful have been answered for all the lives that have been devastated here. Please understand that as law abiding citizens the verdict today had to do mainly with the opening and closing of the polls on time and ballot papers and other stationaries not available on time quite different in Dominica okay, and that is why the Barbuda seat was upheld. God bless you all.

  37. riverstreet
    March 31, 2010

    maybe…skerro watch it

  38. STAY TUNED
    March 31, 2010

    Haaa boy…

    What is “frivolous”…”vexatious”…”baseless” in Dominica…..is legitimate in Antigua..

    The same lawyer defending it in Dominica….has won against those who were defending it in Antigua….

    So much for…”courts doesn’t/cannot rule against a government”

    I repeat once again…Please Stay Tuned…

  39. Wait A Minute
    March 31, 2010

    Hey you UWPites stop getting too excted yall. Calm down! Remember your situation here is 18 to 3 and even if (God forbid) your party were to win all 6 election petitions filed, you will still very much remain in the opposition so there is absolutely NO SIMILARITY to the Antiguan situation. Also I am certain that the UPP will appeal the ruling leading to another long drawn out process. You guys shouting hip hip hoorah must also take into consideration that the lead lawyer for the ALP in Antigua is our own renowned Tony Astaphans who is representing the DLP here in Dominica. Everyone in the region should know by now that Tony is one hell of a nut to crack in these cases. So hold your horses UWP cause you aint getting back into power in DA not under 20 years (THAT IS IF YOU’RE LUCKY).

    • STAY TUNED
      April 1, 2010

      If you were informed of matters before the court in Dominica you will know for example that the petition against DBS and its management is enough to declare the entire election process null and void. yes you heard right, pick up your phone, speak to some lawyers, educate yourself my friend.

  40. Dominican
    March 31, 2010

    ALL YOU FORGET BY THE TIME THE COURT MATTER COMES AROUND THE UWP ELECTED MEMBERS WOULD HAVE FORFEITED THEIR SEATS? NULE AND VOID, NO MORE POWER . IF THE FIVE PETITION COMES ROUND CAN FIVE DEFEAT EIGHTEEN? STILL NO POWER. EVEN IF , CAN 3 + 5 = 8. 18 -5 = 13. IN THE NEW METRIC MATHS IS 8 MORE THAN 13. WHERE IS THE UWP COMING IN TO FORM THE GOVERNMENT. IT MUST BE BACKWARD MATHS THE UWP IS COUNTING. BE REAL ANYWAY YOU THINK OF IT THE LABOUR PARTY WILL STILL RUN THE COUNTRY HANDSOMELY, WHICH EVER WAY THE DECISION GOES. THE UWP MUST UNDERSTAND THAT THE LABOUR PARTY GIVES THEM BAIT AND KNOWS EXACTLY HOW TO MAKE THEM SPEND MONEY AND THE EXPENSE OF THE PEOPLE OF DOMINICA AND THE LABOUR PARTY STILL COMMANDS. AND DO YOU KNOW WHY? THE PRAYERS OF THE ELDERLY AND LITTLE CHILDREN IS PROTECTING THE PRIME MINISTER AND HIS PARTY OFFICIALS. THEY PRIME MINSTER CARES , CARES ABOUT THE ELDERLY AND THE CHILDREN.

    • STAY TUNED
      April 1, 2010

      stop shouting….you go get high blood pressure. hahaha. June is approaching, relax.

  41. Hmm
    March 31, 2010

    Monsterrat prime minister also shaking in his boots now.

  42. Satti
    March 31, 2010

    Yea right. UWP will form de Government. Dey challenging five seats, so give dem all five. That will give dem eight seats. Enough to form de Government? All you cyan see UWP just wasting time and money? Dat not clear yet? All dey doing is trying to save some face after their disgraceful “new way” campaign.

    • STAY TUNED
      April 1, 2010

      You’re clearly a novice in politics.

  43. hj
    March 31, 2010

    good for the upp

  44. tremble
    March 31, 2010

    Our PM better start trembling like barcelona fc had arsenal in the first half!!

  45. Smurfy
    March 31, 2010

    The circumstances and claims brought against the ruling party in Antigua are quite different to those the … in Dominica have taken up….. So don’t be afraid, Labour Powerrrrrrrrrrr…….

    • STAY TUNED
      April 1, 2010

      Of course they are different, we all know they are different. But can you explain and inform us about the claims here?

  46. Jepter
    March 31, 2010

    The only result that that UWP would have achieved would be that of unseating the PM. The party commands enough of seats to remain in Government.

    • STAY TUNED
      April 1, 2010

      And I hope allu realise everything was and still is SKERRIT SKERRIT SKERRIT. I bet you cannot name the members of the cabinet and their ministries…lol.

      The labour party created a big problem for themselves by revolving everything around ONE MAN. When this ONE MAN looses, it mean chaos for the party.

      Tell me something, look at the members of the party…who would you put to replace skerrit and why?

  47. bawi pose'
    March 31, 2010

    mi day bah mi bam bam …

  48. AbovetheFold
    March 31, 2010

    Of Yes… Precedence!

  49. Mike the Knife
    March 31, 2010

    Look out Skerrit! Look out DLP!

  50. NIKE
    March 31, 2010

    Good Work Senior Councel. I now know why the DLP have you in their corner

  51. Watching
    March 31, 2010

    There is a God……………

  52. Truth B Told
    March 31, 2010

    The decision in Antigua has absolutely no relevance to the election petition before the courts in Dominica. The UWP’s case is very different, however should the court rule in the favour of the UWP, it would not effect the Government as the DLP would still have a distinct majority in the House of Assembly. The resulting by-elections (if they happen) would also likely result in landslide victories for the DLP candidates anyway. So it is much ado about nothing… not unlike the UWP boycott of Parliament.

    The UWP seems to be hellbent on wasting time and in noway interested in working towards the development of our great nation. Maybe they are just to old and tired to contribute? Anyway they should just step aside and let the energetic and enthusiastic Labour Party Government bring Dominica to the next level!

    • STAY TUNED
      April 1, 2010

      You need to go read up the constitution. There can be no bi-elections under the circumstances as they are in the matters relating to Dominica. That is what alot of allu do not know. Go and educate yourself.

      • Kalinago
        April 1, 2010

        In the similar matter concerning Daryl Vaz in Jamaica, the constitution of Jamaica did not mention bi-election under the circumstances but the court ruled for a bi-election anyway. Go educate yourself.

  53. Yes I
    March 31, 2010

    ha ha ha……………………………….I wonder which Caribbean Island will be next!!!!!!!

    Some people are trembling………………………………….

  54. KING MAN
    March 31, 2010

    the cases are not the same, and even if any of the seats were given to the UWP they still cannot form government.
    Tony, this again has proven you to be one of the very best attorneys in the region, thats one of the reasons the UWP don’t stand a chance. hold your own.

    • STAY TUNED
      April 1, 2010

      hmmmmm. I like when allu conceding defeat. The funny thing is allu don’t know the implications for allu party if certain petitions go UWP way. I think the DLP need to undertake a serious education drive across Dominica on the current court matter to avoid heart attacks and strokes.

  55. de caribbean change
    March 31, 2010

    The UPP still holds strong in Antigua…. Lester Bird maybe bent on bringing in another money-laundering billionaire from America. The best move that the UPP could make is to hold a by-election in the three constituences that were judged null and void. Keep your head high Boldwin Spencer. You should be bold enough to win all three. Don’t let the Birds get out of their cage. Keep them in hibernation. Let them be permanently migratory Birds. Skerrit should follow suit and have a by-election in Marigot, Salisbury and Roseau Central. At the end of the day, both the DLP and the UPP will be victorious.

  56. Law Abiding Citizen
    March 31, 2010

    Well seeing this result all labourites have to be aware cause UWP still have a chance… So all of those haters dat doubting UWP’s case let dem kno it’s never over until the fat lady sings or in this case until the judge gavel slams down!!! Blue, Blue we all the way with you… …

  57. Trevor Johnson
    March 31, 2010

    Actually, UWP has a stronger case….

  58. D/can
    March 31, 2010

    Skerrit ain’t going NOWHERE 19 -2. The EYES HAVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

    Suck on the all u $%&* UWP members.

    • STAY TUNED
      April 1, 2010

      go in de court on the June 17th and 18th..and say that to the judge. lol

  59. Dominican in Antigua
    March 31, 2010

    YAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ABOUT TIME TOO!!!! LABOUR ALL THE WAY!!!!!

  60. DE WATCHMAN
    March 31, 2010

    PM SkERIT start packing your haba sack cause it coming down to you next

    • Kalinago
      March 31, 2010

      Pack bag to go where? If the case in Dominica has the same result a by-election will be called and the seats in question will be won again by the same persons and same party.

      It won’t make any difference and the UWP won’t even have a chance.

      • STAY TUNED
        April 1, 2010

        hahahahaha…bi-election where? Educate allu self nuh pleeeeeeeease…hahahaha

    • Dominican In Dominica
      March 31, 2010

      hahaha

    • pm boy right there
      March 31, 2010

      very funny u all my pm has no where goin and the uwp will be no more wen we done wit them long live SKERIT the only man wit and plan and vision 4 d/ca at this time SKERIT was not sent by u or me he was sent by the good lord above i have ur back PM we safe down here

      • STAY TUNED
        April 1, 2010

        lol…

  61. Hmm
    March 31, 2010

    Wonder if that means our very own UWP stands a chance…………….hmmmmmmmmm,………..so interesting.

    • Anonymous
      March 31, 2010

      united progressive party

  62. j
    March 31, 2010

    OMG.. will this have an effect on our case here?

    • Anonymous
      March 31, 2010

      no way

      • STAY TUNED
        April 1, 2010

        is this “no way” based on emotion or knowledge of case reference?

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