UPDATE: Roosevelt Skerrit no longer a French citizen

Skerrit

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit no longer holds French citizenship.

By decree, Skerrit no longer holds French citizenship as of Feb. 5, 2010 , it was revealed by investigative journalist Lennox Linton during today’s Between You and Me programme on Q95.

Linton read the supporting documents, written in French, on air. He also read it in English.

It was also revealed that Skerrit applied for or acquired French citizenship on April 8, 2003 while still a minister of government.

During the radio programme, Linton played a voice clip from Skerrit’s legal advisor Tony Astaphan quoting the laws concerning nomination to run for elections.

According to Dominican law, Astaphan is quoted as saying persons must be qualified before they are nominated for general elections. If it is found that they are not qualified after being nominated, they face criminal proceedings and can be fined or imprisoned.

A case contesting Skerrit’s dual citizenship is currently before the court.Linton questioned why Skerrit renounced his citizenship in 2010 if he was a French citizenship since 1972. The journalist also questioned why the court is taking so long to move forward with the matter.

Skerrit was born at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Roseau, Dominica on June 8, 1972 to a French mother, who was born in Guadeloupe.

Skerrit became prime minister following the death of Pierre Charles in January 2004. Skerrit, who has been the member of parliament for the Vielle Case constituency since he was elected in February 2000, also serves as Minister for Finance, Minister for Foreign Affairs and as the political leader of the ruling Dominica Labour Party.

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469 Comments

  1. Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
    December 15, 2010

    The government of Dominica recognizes dual citizenship of its nationals, those who have resided overseas, therefore what is the problem?
    Those who do not hold political office are entitled to hold dual citizenship and those who hold such office are not entitled to keep the other citizenship. How ridiculous! Is this not discriminating?
    Born in Dominica at the Princess Margaret Hospital, under the circumstances which the Prime Minister became a French citizen, as a baby/child, he should be entitled to keep this citizenship. It, in no way, made him less of a Dominican national and diminishes him as a Dominican citizen.
    I say change this type of constitution and call it a day. Period!
    And do not follow Jamaica who does not care two hoots about Dominica which it regards as a small and lesser country than it is.

  2. A reader
    December 15, 2010

    gentlemen green card holder can’ not vote you must be a citizen??? OK; that all don’t go further

    Check the u s law before go and vote? by by, smart guy’s

  3. WIKILEAKS
    December 15, 2010

    The loss of French Nationality can be stated by a judge when strict conditions are met: being a French National iure sanguinis but having a permanent resident abroad

  4. peace
    December 14, 2010

    peace to all let the world see Jesus in u and me

  5. sunshine
    December 14, 2010

    MERRY XMAS MR. PRIME MINISTER. I ADMIRE YOUR COURAGE AND THEMANY GOOD DEEDS DONE FOR THE COUNTRY, EXPECIALLY FOR THE ELDERLY. MY GRAND MOTHER CLEANED LATRINES, AND WHEN SHE COULDN’T DO IT ANY MORE, ‘PENSION’ WAS UNHEARD OF. SHE OFTEN SAID GOVT. ONLY CARE ABOUT YOU WHEN YOU DIE. THE CAUSE OF DEATH.
    SOME PEOPLE FAIL TO SEE WE ARE IN THE 21ST CENTURY AND AS A PEOPLE WE NEED TO GO FORWARD FOR THE UPLIFTMENT OF DOMINICA AS A WHOLE. THEY SHOULD REALLY STOP ALL THIS NEGATIVES AND DISRESPECT AND ENCOURAGE SOMEONE WHEN THEY ARE DOING SOME GOOD WORK FOR THE COUNTRY ON A WHOLE. DOMINICA IS A POOR PLACE,
    BUT WE HAVE TONS OF LABOR, BUT INVESTORS’ ARE NOT INVESTING IF THERE IS NOT A
    PROFIT FOR THEMSELVES. SO STOP THIS POLITICAL “FOOLISHNESS”
    HAVE A VERY HEALTHY AND SUCCESSFUL AND BEYOND. GOD BLESS.

  6. sunshine
    December 14, 2010

    If someone’s birthplace is first and foremost then Mr. Prime Minister is first a Dominican
    and secondly a French citizen which was bestowed upon him by the simply fact that his mother was born there. My son was born in America, his father is Nigerian and I am a Dominican. He was given a passport by Dominica since I was born there, He was also given a Nigerian passport because his
    dad was born in Nigeria. So which country first and foremost does he have alligence to?
    There is no way that America would say to him “you can’t hold a political position here because both your parents were born in other countries. TO ALL THOSE WHO SAYS MR.PRIME MINISTER SHOULD STEP DOWN. PLEASE I CHALLENGE YOU TO ANSWER THIS ONE.
    THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO WAY AMERICA WILL SAY THAT HE IS FIRST AND FOREMOST A CITiZEN OF ANOTHER COUNTRY.
    And where were all of You when He ran for the position? WHY DIDN”T YOU BRING IT UP? DO YOU WAIT TILL SOMEONE JUMPS OFF A BRIDGE BEFORE YOU STOP HIM?
    HE IS YOUNG BUT HE IS MUCH SMARTER THAN MOST OF YOU he is trying his best< give him a chance

    • International Manager
      December 15, 2010

      first of all you sunshine are not even in sync with what your ill informed mind is putting out here. If a person who wants to be president of the US is not born in the US they can never be president of tha country and that is the same for France and many other nations around the world …ok…
      much less for this person to hold dual citizenship.
      You asked he question where were we who are opposed to this what is happening in our country but i again will point to you that your question is wrong and misdirected. You should ask Mr. Skerrit why he has no regards for the constitution of our counttry

      • magwe sah
        December 21, 2010

        you answer tell you can’t read and understand.

  7. Sugar
    December 14, 2010

    Lets face it people: Skeritt will not come out of power until both his Grandmother and Mother (who happens to live in GUADALOUPE- land of evil) die.
    So just take all the lies, deceit, curruption, prostitution, sexual favours, crime, money laundering, bobols and all the other acts of immorality in this lawless land with a GRAIN OF SALT Dominicans.
    And if you cannot take it, there’s lots of wood in the forest to make yourself a boat.

  8. c bruce
    December 14, 2010

    How can the people of Grand Bay support a man who DOUBLE CROSSED, BETRAYED, INSULTED, HUMILIATED their most admirable, principled, and honorable Pierre Charles.

    MY GOD! How could JUSTINA CHARLES, the wie who poured tears over the coffin of that great man enter into the CAMP of his BETRAYERS!!!

    Does that say something about Grandbayrians? Does that say something about Justina Charles.

    Mrs. Charles, we all have to die one day and ALL OF THE ILL GOTTEN GLORY WILL COUNT FOR NOTHING BUT A BAD LEGACY.

    • bunny
      December 14, 2010

      money, money, money…………………..

    • Faith Hope and Charity
      December 14, 2010

      Did it ever occur to you that maybe, just maybe, those tales about Pierrot”s detractors are FALSE?
      And who better to know that than Mrs Charles HERSELF? Pity the man who believes his own lies. He has no faith, dare not hope, and is uncharitable even to himself. He is to be pitied indeed!

  9. c bruce
    December 14, 2010

    I have a friend from my village who was fired by the PS becasue he lied on his job application. Yes! They found out and fired him. hhhm :-?
    I used to be proud of this country. I used to boast of this country to others and I was proud to do it. But we have become like those we used to criticize.

    I miss the US now. At least in the US there is the rule of law and the chance for justice.
    People like Skerrit would never stand a chance in the US. The Americans are not like the labourites… they are independent minded. They are taught to follow the constitution,,, not personalities.

    Roosevelt Skerrit goes against all of the standards that those so called Church leaders taught me.

    Yet they do or say nothing to defend those teachings that he openly violates. My conclusion is that they are a fraud. They are all a fraud. The Catholic leaders, the evangelical leaders, the protestant leaders. They have all been corrupted by materialism and the pleasure that it brings. I don’t see Jesus in them.

    • patriot
      February 10, 2011

      they turn from GOD to the devil.

    • sweet pum pum
      March 30, 2011

      What you mean by that ? Obama is the President of the United States and his father is from Kenya
      he has citizenship from Kenya did the United States condemn him for that ? No. You talk about the U.S. you and I both know that the U.S is one of the most corrupt places you can think about. Please don’t do this. You miss the U.S. why don’t you come back and make it your home :mrgreen:

  10. Merry Christmas
    December 14, 2010

    Merry Christmas Mr Skerro! Four and a half years to go!

    • SADAM
      December 14, 2010

      sinning for your supper

  11. West Coast
    December 14, 2010

    Skerrit should do the honourable thing( as hard as it is) and resign as Prime Minister and public office. If he loves Dominica at all he should not put the Office of Prime Minister in disrepute. He is in violation of the Constitution of Dominica.

    Does the President Know that ? What’s about the religious leaders – Council of Churches, Evangelical Association, etc ? Are they afraid to point out his misdeeds and advise him accordingly?

    I am watching, my respect for our religious leaders is decreasing daily, because their silence signifies betrayal.

    • Mystikal
      December 14, 2010

      I guess they are all DLP supporters or if not, money money monaaaayyyyyyyyy. We see that a lot back home; political influences in high places where it ought not to be.

      Also, haven’t you recognize? Caribbean / third world political leaders – be it PM’s or government ministers don’t quit their post. There is something there that they don’t want to let go of: power and money cause they all broke like we. So i guess they will not resign that easily.

  12. yea yea yae
    December 13, 2010

    WE SINGING SANKI, WE SINGING SANKI WE SINGING SANKI SONG………………………………………………………

    • Shea
      December 14, 2010

      LOL

  13. yea yea yae
    December 13, 2010

    Too much PROPAGANDA IN DA.

  14. creative
    December 13, 2010

    Yes, Big Brother is watching, and we on earth can fool our fellow man, but God is there seeing everything, and WE CANNOT RUN FROM HIM, NO MATTER HOW WE TRY!!!. So everyone will answer for themselves, and the injustices taking place in this land will be accounted for.

  15. Concious
    December 13, 2010

    The thing is this has long stopped being about Skerrit and the Labour Party. It is all about Dominicans, not just in dominica, but in general. You see, it is the same country which has bred child abuse because many many women have decided that if a man is the breadwinner, they would rather prostitute the child than turn away a good package. ANd funnily enough it is women, young, middle aged and definitely older who have mainly helped this group into power and keep them there.

    It is women who in the main sit and say leave the boy alone, he so nice. It is the same sentiment they give when someone they like is accused of rape, or child abuse or incest. They are the ones who so often decline to witness, decline to testify, and deny deny. This is why we have a nation full of low self esteem women who consider someone who pays their way as worthy of their respect.

    We call it bom. And Skerrit has made plenty bom with the country. he recognises that dominicans generally dont care about corruption once they getting a piece.

    It really doesnt matter how much roads and development this govt is bringing, at the end of the day, if they are thieves and vagabonds they should be rejected, but this isnt how dominicans operate.

    In Mexico there was a story this week of a drug lord who was worshipped by a district because he looked after them. So it isnt a Dominica only situation. The situation exists. Its just that, as Hunter sings in his typical dominican, if they like you, you could burn someone in a house in front of them and it wouldnt matter. ANd if they dont ? well crapaud smoke your pipe. no mater how good they are.

    So lets not pretend this is about issues. Many of the people who want skerritt to remain, whether they be a likkle fat web designer or a big shot business boss who all link their pay packet to skerro being there, do not give one rats ass about corruption etc. they just want to eat.

    If people were honest and say so things would be alot simpler, and arguments would end quicker. but they still want to deny. the daic boss is jenny astaphan, tonys sister. end of story. most of the churches, pastors and bishop, are all being massaged with cash. so they stay silent. business community ? when govt is the biggest distributor of contracts, staying silent is survival.the bigger players are bathing in this economy and getting richer whilst in general people are getting poorer. they love skerro.

    So who do you expect to speak ?

    Its not a crisis. Its an undressing of a nation. This is who allyuh are. Makin bom and making excuses about it and pretending otherwise.

    • reality
      December 15, 2010

      couldn’t have been said better

  16. AshleyF
    December 13, 2010

    Another working day has passed by and still skerrit is in political office. Mister need to be in Stockfarm.

  17. Sout Man
    December 13, 2010

    @ Cerberus;
    What’s your point? Who wears his ignorance as a badge of honour?
    Chapter III, Part !, Section 32
    1. A person shall not be qualified…………..if he-
    a)is, BY VIRTUE OF HIS OWN ACT……….

    Cerberus, you can substitute, as an adult for the capitalized part above. Shortened in the interest of time and space and someone has already written the entire section. I am not a legal or consttutional scholar but it is obvious that minors do not file or act on their own behalf in citizenship matters. I was simply using language familiar to ordinary folks like me but even a sophisticated scholar like you missed the point. Everything must be word for word for you to agree. What happens to inference and reading between the lines?

  18. WIKILEAKS
    December 13, 2010

    I am so happy for lennox, we have succeeded in dividing those labourites and I can guarantee uwp will be in power by any means necessary come soon.

    We have Skerrit on the ropes and our strategy has worked. Keep the pressure on, the country cannot function, soon is mass demonstration and we as uwp own the streets

    GO LENNOX GO

  19. Democratic lover
    December 13, 2010

    Well well, Lennox in love with the PM, he dreaming about the Pm, he investigating the Pm, is not when you infatuated with a girl you doing those things nuh. Lennox just tell Dominicans the truth , how you love the Pm, but he not taking you on.

  20. Democratic lover
    December 13, 2010

    Dominicans should demand that all politicians with dual nationality step dowm, that includes, Ron Green , James, and the lot.

  21. flawless
    December 13, 2010

    the pm thinks he is above the law,he should be punished to the fullest extent.karma is a bitch remember dec 18th 2009 well my people its coming back to hunt them god dont sleep.

  22. SHELCO
    December 13, 2010

    Well well well Dominicans all you like propaganda Lenox lington telling all you a big lie like that and so many of all you took that tablet that is just like believing that Christ was born on Christmas day the biggest lie that was ever told now that beff of lenox is just like the Christmas lie every body lost in it SKERRIT WAS BORN AND RAISED IN VIEILLE CASE when Dominica will get to know that he did not renounce his french citizenship in Febuary they will come with some thing new like at other times it was bin bobol .then his house then villars now is french pasport,we want to see what is lenox next card in the mean time SKERRO ignore the negro black people always have a problem when another one rising up since is not they like black crabs in a barrel they always pull others down,boy Lenox your lying tongue must be happy when night time come and you fall asleep that is the only rest it have from lies.Devilish man you are.

  23. Anonymous
    December 13, 2010

    Former OECS Chief Justice Brian Alleyne, himself a former Dominica Cabinet Minister, made it even clearer. He said: “If a person has done an act which indicated allegiance such as using a foreign passport and therefore asserting his allegiance to this country or, for instance, applying for and receiving a passport as an adult, that is an act of allegiance which would fall, apparently, under the provisions of the constitution.”

  24. Sout Man
    December 13, 2010

    I hate to dwell on corrections because we all make mistakes. When smarty pants like you call people “makak”, it infuriates me because your correction sounds worse. What’s wrong with “a British citizen born in England”? It only places emphasis on England as opposed to British citizens born in Ireland or Scotland. British born citizen would make more sense than “born British citizen%

  25. Face
    December 13, 2010

    Lets Face it again the Dominica Labour has again brought shame on the Commonwealth of Dominica……

    they dont respect law and order….what they say goes…

    one thing Churches in Dominica do uphold Corrupted Behaviour in all aspects!!
    thats why crime and corruption is the Headline when folks speak of Dominica!!

    All this endorsed by the churches and the Dominica Labour Party!!! …..true facts!

  26. true citizen
    December 13, 2010

    cant u see neither Tony , Skerritt, parry none of them responding to this citizenship? They are planning a strategy to come up with something and we have to forget Skerro. Skerro is now revising his pyscology to come out on alu.

  27. zero
    December 13, 2010

    Part or rather one of the punishments could be a possible jail sentence,and i really think that he deserves it,for having no reguard whatsoever for the supreme law of the land.He is a terrible example for the youths of this country.

  28. Anti-Skerrit
    December 13, 2010

    “A simple man believes everything he hears; a clever man understands the need for proof.”

    Proverbs 14:15-The New English Bible

    • Solon
      December 13, 2010

      Very well said

  29. Attorney
    December 13, 2010

    DNO can you please find out if Hon Ron Green is still a US Citizen and if not when did he renounce

  30. come with it!!
    December 13, 2010

    Dominica come to nothing under Labour…thats a shame for being a Degree Lier!!

    wonder how this man Feels,he has a heart of Stone! doesnt he know its worst for him the longer he tries to stay in office….and those of his team are very weak!!

    Dominica has really confirm that they havent got the force and guts to clean up this mess they still afraid of being tough on Skerrit….he is just a simple guy got fetch him out of office someone please do the clean up quickly before this week you will be blessed!!

    • adam Dupuis
      December 13, 2010

      DQo not know what to say,however even if he gives up the French citizenship,once out of office he will get it back,he would have saved soooo much corrupt money.
      Its a shame this is part of dominica politics nowadays

  31. Ken
    December 13, 2010

    Lair, lair your pants on fire !!!!!!

  32. Curious
    December 13, 2010

    Please read ..I hope the High count do what’s righ ..

    48.-
    Penalty for sitting if unqualified.

    Any person who sits or votes in the House knowing or having reasonable grounds for knowing that he is not entitled to do so shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or such other sum as may be prescribed by Parliament, for each day on which he so sits or votes in the House.
    Any prosecution for an offence under this section shall be instituted in the High Court and shall not be so instituted except by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

  33. lets
    December 13, 2010

    can we possible get this government out of office quickly as there is a tidal wave approaching the island……..Disaster Advisoray # 10

  34. Curious
    December 13, 2010

    Please read. This should answer every one question. What the PM did was wrong he should resign.

    This is the part of the Dominican constitution that disqualify him from holding office.

    32.- Disqualifications for Representatives and Senators.

    A person shall not be qualified to be elected or appointed as a Representative or Senator (hereinafter in this section referred to as a member) if he-
    is by virtue of his own act, under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience or adherence to a foreign power or state;
    is a minister of religion;
    is an undischarged bankrupt, having been adjudged or otherwise declared bankrupt under any law in force in Dominica;
    is under sentence of death imposed on him by a court of law in any part of the Commonwealth or is serving a sentence of imprisonment (by whatever name called) exceeding twelve months imposed on him by such a court or substituted by competent authority for some other sentence imposed on him by such a court, or is under such a sentence of imprisonment the execution of which has been suspended;
    subject to such exceptions and limitations as may be prescribed by Parliament, has an interest in any government contract and has not, within seven days of his nomination as a candidate for election or, as the case may be, at least seven days before the date of his prospective appointment, disclosed the nature of the contract and of his interest therein by means of a notice published in the Official Gazette and in a daily or weekly newspaper circulating in Dominica; or
    holds or is acting in the office of President.
    If it is so provided by Parliament, a person shall not be qualified to be elected or appointed as a member if he holds or is acting in any office that is specified by Parliament and the functions of which involve responsibility for, or in connection with, the conduct of any election of members or the compilation of any register of votes for the purpose of electing Representatives.
    If it is so provided by Parliament, a person who is convicted by any court of law of any offence that is prescribed by Parliament and that is connected with the election of member or who is reported guilty of such an offence by the court trying and election petition shall not be qualified, for such period (not exceeding seven years) following his conviction or, as the case may be, following the report of the court as may be so prescribed, to be elected or appointed as a member.
    A person shall not be qualified to be elected as a Representative if he is a Senator or is nominated for election as a Senator; and a person shall not be qualified to be appointed or elected as a Senator if he is a Representative or is nominated for election as a Representative.
    If it is so provided by Parliament and subject to such exceptions and limitations (if any) as Parliament may prescribe, a person shall not be qualified to be elected or appointed as a member if-
    he holds or is acting in any office or appointment (whether specified individually or by reference to a class of office or appointment);
    he belongs to any of the armed forces of Dominica or to any class of person that is comprised in any such force; or
    he belongs to any police force or to any class of person that is comprised in any such force.
    In subsection (1) of this section-
    “government contract” means any contract made with the Government or with a department of the Government or with an officer of the Government contracting as such; “minister of religion” means any person in holy orders and any other person the functions of whose principal occupation include teaching or preaching in any congregation for religious worship.

    For the purposes of paragraph (e) of subsection (1) of this section-
    two or more sentences of imprisonment that are required to be served consecutively shall be regarded as separate sentences if none of those sentences exceeds twelve months, but if any one of such sentences exceeds that term they shall be regarded as one sentence; and
    no account shall be taken of a sentence of imprisonment

    • Good stuff
      December 13, 2010

      you must be an excellent typist….

      …I’m an excellent speed-reader…I reached ‘reply’ in seconds flat…

  35. Say what?
    December 13, 2010

    I would like to add this question to the speculation that Skerrit will contest the Bi –Election in Vielle Case and win overwhelmingly. I think that we are forgetting some possibilities. There may not be a Bi-Election as it maybe that Maynard automatically becomes the Parl Rep- Like it or not. If so then then the first plan that the cabinet looked at was to force the Dude fron Clihaut to resign and Skerrit would run in that constituency. The problem is that Skerrit denounce his French citizenship hoping that anyone scenario would help him get back in parliament but there is no gurantee that he will be back as leader or PM. Whoever is assigned leader may not relinquish the position. The sad truth is that the other members of the cabinet are not behind Skerrit.

    It is well known that Skerrit double cross Pierre Charles and angered many people within the party. So the question is – Who becomes PM is it Austrie ,Ambrose or Dr Mac..The integrity of all three are also questionable.

  36. Just giving my two cents
    December 13, 2010

    hmm…. interesting topic.

    Now that he has denounced his french citizenship i wonder what the courts will do in this instance…. i know the law is far reaching but there are statutes of limitations on crimes.

    I am under the impression that even if the results of the last vielle case elections were ruled null and void… the labour party still has the majority…. even if there is a bi election, the chances are Skerritt would win…. at the end of teh day, it looks like Skerritt may still remain in power… so the question remains…waht is the big deal, if the situation has been rectified.

    Skerritt is not and has never been the only politician in Dominica to hold dual citizenship, therefore, if he is to be condemned for that purpose, so too should all the other ministers.

    And the question reamins – is it in the best interest of Dominica to have bi elections and or this whole process of changing the PM when the results may be the same, or is it best that moving forward, there is electoral reform.

    I think that it’s just a few yrs away till the next election, therefore the majority will voice their opinions then.

    Until then …working with the things that cannot be changed….

    Even if he is removed as prime minister, the Labour party will still have the majority seats. They can choose to nominate / elect him again as a Dominican citizen to the role of Prime Minister.

    He is definitely now only a Dominican citizen, and he has taken steps to strengthen his position in the eyes of the law.

    • Say what?
      December 13, 2010

      So bias and one sided that even when you pretend to be logical you sound like an A*********..If you must be responsible or appear to be intelliugent let your 2 cents input be based on the morailty and legality therein.When one breaks the law he or she should be punished not rewarded rewarded. Go read the constitution then come back and magke a reasonable contribution on this issue.

      • Mouth Fool
        December 13, 2010

        :-D Wasn.t Ron Green a minister of government and holding unto his US citizenry at the same time Just when did he renounce his US affiliation For your information he did that in 2010, years after he had contested an election while holding unto his US papers :)

      • Just giving my two cents
        December 14, 2010

        One sided and biased because i choose to have my own opinion and not bash the pm?

        What is the morality in this situation? Am i to judge 1 man for doing what other men have done? Should i not have my own opinion and choose not to be blinded by stupidity….

        IF i am wrong in thinking that he was not the only minister to be in office and hold dual citizenship – then i am wrong. But if he is not – then why would i think that his wrong or worse than the other misnisters?

        Tell me your logic?

        When one breaks the law – he SHOULD be punished …but do not be DUMB in thinking that persons who break the law MUST and WILL be punished. There are exceptions to all rules…and in law, there is justification in certain crimes. So know something and stand for it, than know nothing and stand for ANYTHING!!!!!!!

        So before you call me an A***** try to be openminded.

        My opininon will never be based on RED OR BLUE…it will always be based on what i hold true. And i will never be a hypocrite…….. unlike the pro Skerritt bashers.

        i do not live in Dominica… and i do not pretend to understand the level of ignorance of Dominicans like you….but what i will do …is give my opinion based on what i have learnt – and i have learnt that he is not the only Minister to have had dual citizenship.

        so do not blame me for having a mind of my own…. if i didn’t that would make me an A***** who followed the masses

  37. LAMENTATION
    December 13, 2010

    I remember at the age of 15 growing up in Portsmouth I wondered what it would be like when more people would get a secondary education. Not only did we see a massive turn around and improvement in secondary education but we have also seen a great improvement in the number of people who have attained University/College education. At age 15 yes I thought that the old slavery mentality that others should think on our behalf would be gone forever. I thought that Portsmouth people for example would be independent minded people not just a people who vote for the shoe , hand or fork vote but for reasons other than just a symbol ,a color or one man. I thought that the mentality of my Grand Pa George would seize to exist as we widen the generation gap. That people would hold political leaders to task and issue referendums at the opportune moments.

    By reading some of the comments from people who are looking to defend the PM I realize that we are still living in the past or is it that we are suffering from the “ Mama mange rasin dar zafant glassi “ life . If so then the effort to broaden educational opportunities seem useless. The contribution of government and politicians to nation building is merely 15% of the overall effort . It is the willingness of the people to be independent in mind and in action that forge development. Politicians must be dispensable and when they become or fell unaccountable they must be put in their right places. The people must remain guardian of our country and that includes the enforcement and obedience to the rules ( constitution) of this country. Where there is no law there will be no order and chaos will ensue.

  38. Solon
    December 13, 2010

    To DNO, Your Head Lines for the story is kind of misleading. First of, you do not know if what Mr Linton said was true. What your story is saying, is it absolutely true based on what Mr Linton said on his Radio Show.Did you verify Mr Linton facts before you made a bold statement as what was said in the headline of your story. Did you call the Prime Minister or his advisers for a comment on what was said? so as to get a balance view, and if no response was given your mention it, if there is response you publish it at least that is what Journalism is about getting the facts and not hearsay

    Let us remember also the matter is before the court Is it not an “allegation”? Yes, you mentioned that there is a case before the court on the matter, well under the ethics of reporting isn’t a defendant innocent until proven guilty in a court of Law Well from reading what your story said the defendant is guilty of what he is accused. I’m in no way saying or accusing your organization of doing something deliberately, your record and accomplishments have spoken for themselves.You News organization has served us well and I’m sure it will continue to do so, but it is just this one story it does not fit well.

    • Say what?
      December 13, 2010

      Stop the emotional ranting. DNO reported on what Lennox said. DNO did not make any accusation. Whenever you laborites have no defence you come up with the dumbest things to say. Read properly and listen well before getting emotional. If you remain sound in your assesment of the issue and feel like your beloved PM is wrong maybe you should just say so and move on. That does not make you less of a Laborite or disqualify approval for RED CLINIC money or a pink house. ( At least that’s how you sound) .

      • Solon
        December 14, 2010

        To Say what?
        Why can you not read something and understand it before you make a comment. Making a comment like this shows how blinded you are with your partisan Politics accusing me of being a labourite, is it the only description you can give about someone if their views are contradictory to what you think and believe, pity
        you, that shows the level as to what politics has done to your mind labeling people very sad. Did you think what i wrote was dumb? lol. What that tells me you are only looking for things that suit your political beliefs having tunnel vision following someone”s agenda blindly without knowing where you are being lead to. Always Remember if you do not use your mind someone will use it for you.

    • diaspora
      December 13, 2010

      what is it you couldnt understand the French or English translation

  39. Sweet
    December 13, 2010

    Knowing the kind of man PET-TER (Prounounce as seen) St. Jean is, he will not denounce his French citizenship. He is an arrogant, stubborn man (I am from Laplaine).

  40. Truth
    December 13, 2010

    SKERRIT DON’T KNOW THAT EVERYTHING IN DARKNESS MUST COME TO LIGHT??????????

  41. The Analysts
    December 13, 2010

    Our problem in this Country is that we have been given so much hand –out, that we are afraid to speak against the government. Because we not if we do, when the next round of hand-out are given, we will not get. But this is no reason for us not to speak up, if the Prime Minster is doing wrong, we the people should guide him. And the supports should me leading that cause. Instead they are defending the man and his lies. It is just a shame that one man had taken us to the next level, of corruption. If you consider yourself to have some level of understanding and common sense, you will see that we are taken for fools by the administration.

  42. REpresenting
    December 13, 2010

    One of the sins God hates most, is a LYING TONGUE! Skerrit boi! Your tongue needs to be washed with blue soap.

  43. guada man
    December 13, 2010

    Hi papa dom,my first response is, you don,t have to be a french man to know the french law, no two i am a dominican, born in dominica in1957, and i had my first passport in 1977 at the age of 20, does that mean that i became a dominican in 1977? having said that, i do believe that a lie is a lie and should be repremanded, but it seems that what is going on is not a matter of upholding of the law but rather the spewing of hatred and anger,remember good things can be done with wrong motives,and believe me that is exactly what is happening in that case

    • Papa Dom
      December 13, 2010

      I too was born in the same year and got my first passport much later than you did, so I agree with you there is no time limit within which you should get a passport. My point was not as some are suggesting that getting a french passport, whether it is the first or second, meant that he became a french citizen in 2003 but rather why did he choose to have a passport then when he was already a minister of gov’t. The other point is that, according to what has been revealed a child in skerritt’s position would have to affirm his french citizenship when he became an adult and the only way he could have obtained a french passport would be to make such affirmation.

      • guada man
        December 13, 2010

        hi papa dom,we seem to be understanding each other a little bit ,as you said in the later part of your statement,that in skerrts position would have to affirm his frenchship when he becomes an adult that is not quite correct,presently i know of many children who are as young as one year, and they have their french passport,meaning that since at least one of your parents are french that nationality is imposed upon you, and the only thing you can do is relinquish that right when you have reached the age of adulthood if you wish to do so.But lets be candid papa dom all that is happening due to the december 18th election result,and i will state again,it is not done in a spirit of upholding the laws of the country but rather the right thing is one with the wrong motive.

  44. Dominica and Rule of Law! Does it exist?
    December 13, 2010

    ADMIN
    This was outrageous.. At least seven pages of comment? nah brother man… not the forum… sometimes we go overboard by allowing long stuff, but this one took the cake, the pie, the fruit juice and the thief. lol

  45. Martin Deporres
    December 13, 2010

    Yout, have you taken the time to read the constitution?

    Click HERE to get to the entire Document.

    Maybe DNO can actually list it on their site so we can access anytime.

    The area of the Constitution you write that the PM is violating is called Disqualifications for Representatives and Senators

    Unfortunately the case can not be tried on Q95 or on DNO site. The comments, all of them are interesting and as always I await what the Judicial Trustees give us as their final decision.

    I Can Guarantee you one thing, well two things.

    1. Matt/Ron/Lennox/Edison/Hector/Norris/Mike-Groovey Bat/Curtis/Claudius/ will appeal any
    decision not in their favor.

    2. Should the courts rule in Favor of the UWP, Skerrit will contest and beat Maynard badly in a
    Bi-election. He will eventually return to being PM.

    Everyone Loves a Happy Ending, Everyone!

    • e.g.
      December 14, 2010

      You forget one thing: If skewo looses, there will be no bi-election. Maynard will automatically be the palrep.

  46. WIKILEAKS
    December 13, 2010

    Was this a setup????

    I heard Brisbane said he was aroused by the number of police in the PM office????

  47. My2Sense
    December 13, 2010

    Does anyone know what charge stands before the court? I ask because I am not certain…

    But let us assume that what Mr. Linton read on Saturday is the truth. That means that Mr. Skerrit is no longer a “dual citizen” and so his position as PM right now is valid. But is the law retroactive? Can the law penalize him NOW because he was ineligible to run in THEN? I’m not sure… can someone enlighten us?

    In other Caribbean countries political leaders have faced similar charges; they held office while being dual citizens. The course of action has been to take them to court and the folks bringing the charges have always been candidates who lost in general elections in those constituencies.

    In the case of Dominica, let’s assume the courts rule against the current PM. This would lead to a bi-election in his constituency. But does anyone doubt that Mr. Skerrit would win in Vielle Case? Of the other parliamentary representatives who have been charged, do you think they will lose the ensuing bi-election in their constituencies (granted that they opt-out of their dual citizenship arrangement before nomination day)?

    To satisfy the questions and queries, I think the Vielle Case seat should be voided, and then a bi-election held.

    That’s My2Sense

    • gigi
      December 13, 2010

      well, if you committed murder 10 years ago and is only today you are found out, or prosecuted for the crime and you pled to the court how sorry your are for killing and raping an 11 year old child ten years ago, i guess your “position is… now right and valid”!

      if your wife cheated on you in 2003 and broke up with her lover in 2010- i guess her ” position is now right and valid”

      if your brain surgeon faked his medical degree in 2003 practiced with no medical training for 7 yrs and finally completed med school 2010. i guess his ” position now is right and valid”.

      weeepapa, yall must be drinking the flipping poisoned Koolaid the red clinic handing out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Truth
      December 13, 2010

      It’s not about Skerrit not being a citizen now. The point is that he LIED to us and he KNEW all along that he was a French Citizen. Imagine ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT’S GOING ON BEHIND CLOSED DOORS THAT WE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT. We need transparency in Dominica!

  48. treachery
    December 13, 2010

    Mr Skerrit has given Dominica a bad name. To the rest of the world, our constitution means nothing. We have become a lawless Nation. To my good friends, we must remember the rest of the world is listening and watching us. We have allowed Dominica to become a corrupt state. Those in authority will do anything to remain in power.I won’t be surprise if they change the constitution just to suit their needs.

    The future depends on what we do in the present.
    — Mahatma Gandhi
    The words of a great man.

    IT MEANS WE HAVE TO MAKE A SACRIFICE

    • Excuse
      December 13, 2010

      Uhm skerit has put Dominica on the World map. like it or not. He should not hold dual citizenship but plz dont say he gave dominca a bad name.thk you.

  49. yout
    December 13, 2010

    NO WORDS FROM THE SO CALLED CHRISTIANS EHH……..HYPOCRITES!!!!!!

  50. Patience
    December 13, 2010

    As I stand on the sideline I cannot help but wonder why it is that the PM is on the run in Dominica. It seems like the PM is on the rope, on his heels trying to fight back. How long can he stay on the ropes. In Ali Vs Foreman , Ali had a plan. Foreman worked himself into fatigue and could not sustain 12 rounds of. Ali then went to work. It seem like the PM’s only plan is to cover up. The PM is getting pummeled and is yet to slip in an upper court while on the ropes. The sad thing is the PM has the support of the audience but his corner seem to be backing away. With the exception of Charles Saverin (understandably so) the remaining cabinet and elected members are not offering any support for the PM. Is it because they too are sick and tired of his behavior. The cabinet is not jus made up of Kelvar or the dude from Colihaut we are talking about folks much older and more experienced than Skerrit and these folks are totally mute and are like hermits.

    One person said that the PM is always one step ahead of the haters. That maybe true but the question is why it is that the PM seeks to be ahead of his haters. Isn’t that the way the mafia and other criminal operate and law enforcement (that would be Lennox Linton) is always in pursuit. The PM must again answer to a worthy question – Did the PM denounce his French citizenship? In anticipation we can hear Tony Astaphan stating that the matter is in the court and cannot be commented on. I must ask Tony Astaphan then what is his defense based on? Is it based on the theory that the PM received his French Citizenship when he was an infant ? If so Tony then there is no harm in telling us that the PM did not denounce his French Citizenship.

    I’ve already made the observation that our PM’s behavior is indicative of his immaturity and arrogance. Like a teenager the PM refuses to take responsibility for his action instead he continuously seeks to cover up his reckless behavior and operates under the pretense that he is above the supreme law of the land. In doing so he seem to be taking down a lot of people in the process. Folks like Charles Maynard and members of the integrity committee have lost their integrity and credibility. Are these once upon a time credible men sold their consciences for a few pieces of silver. Others are blaming the opposition for exposing the criminal misconduct on the part of the PM. Although the action of Lennox and the opposition is not without political intent the conduct of the PM is no different than the guy in Stock Farm who is doing time for forgery, theft or even like former Prime Minister Patrick John for treason. I can only conclude that a drowning man will grab on to a straw and to those people who put party or man before your country you will soon realize that a straw is insufficient. By attacking and blaming Lennox you are just adding fire to the fuel.

  51. thinkinman
    December 13, 2010

    who cares?

  52. Thank YOU
    December 13, 2010

    So why is Mr. Skeritt still the “Prime Minister” of Dominica today 12/13/10? Is there any law and order in the land?

  53. yout
    December 13, 2010

    WRONG IS GODDAMN WRONG ……………….IF HE THOUGHT HE WAS ABOVE THE CONSTITUTION THEN HE WRONG!!!!

    I WAITING TO SEE WHAT MY PUPPET PRESIDENT WILL SAY OR DO ON THIS MATTER!!!

    JUST WATCHING

  54. En Ba La
    December 13, 2010

    To settle this deal can he show his certificat de nationalite francaise? It will show when he acquired it. Besides IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS NO EXCUSE.

  55. memoire Poule
    December 13, 2010

    Dominicans forgeting too quick. Do so never like so. There was an instrumental minister from Bawie who became leader of the opposition and was a British citizen born in England. What about the leader of the United Walkout Protesters who swore alligiance to the flag of America as a peace corp and then served as a minister and only run and denounce his alligiance to a foreign to try this coco makak against Skirrit.

    • correct
      December 13, 2010

      “BORN BRITISH CITIZEN” makak!

      • bunny
        December 14, 2010

        makak is joke. i dont know why some of those idiots dont read first.

  56. Anonymous
    December 13, 2010

    This is sad, but what is even worse is that no one seems to have the testicular fortitude to tell this man “STOP”. We prefer destroy our country, emabarrass ourselves in the international arena than to stand up to Skerritt. I mean when does this end ? I have been listening from afar but I mean when will enough actually be enough ??

    Our courts are a farce and I have defended our system time and time again because I am an officer of the Court, but again I ask when will enough actually be enough ?

    How can one man get away with all of this ? What gives him such power isn’t it the same constitution that he has spit on over and over again. WAKE UP DOMINICANS, WAKE UP FROM THIS SPELL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  57. lt us pray
    December 13, 2010

    Our father in heaven, hallowed be your name, may your kingdom come! let your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. You mandated that we pray for those in authority over us. in obedience, i pray for hon. roosevelt skerrit. thank you for placing him in the office of prime minister to manage and rule the country of d/ca for you. may he continually live humbly in your presence.let there be pece and unity in his cabinet, may his tenure be peaceful and bring prosperity to out country and grant him these blessings in jesus name. The abundant life which our lord jesus gives, salvation, joy, longeveity, as sound mind, peace, good health, wisdon, knowledge, understanding and prosperity. Give him the wisdom of solomon, the tenure in office of king david, the discrenment of Daniel and the tenacity and acumen of joseph. Let all his enemies be vanquihed and vindicate him. i decree that the weapons formed against him will not prosper and the tongues rising up in judgment against him will not sand. bless those who bless him, and curse those who course him. let him walk and rule in the fear and admonition of the lord. may he establish righteousness laws and statutes in this land. help him never to forget the poor, orphans, widow, destitue, children, elderly, weak outcast and the infirm. Let he angles protect and guard him constantly. Build a wall of protection around him on land, sea and in the air. This i ask in jesus name. Amen.

    • you are dumb
      December 13, 2010

      you should also pray him to stop the stupidness that he is doing…

    • Patience
      December 13, 2010

      Typical mental slavery type reaction. Jesus in his mission ask that the people open up their eyes and mind to see the truth. While the scribes and Pharisees (religious and political leaders combine) were leaving corrupt lives the little people were being taken for a ride. The PM’s attitude is no different. While he uses the phrase God is Good and Good all the time “ it seems like the goodness of god only fell on him. This is exactly why Jesus fought for the little man. While the leaders ask that the little man to be meek and obedient to the laws they themselves were operating above the laws. No wonder why the very same religious leaders organized the public humiliation and execution of Jesus Christ. Take that in you pipe and smoke it.

  58. Anonymous
    December 13, 2010

    Just recently there was a case in Jamacia where an elected Minister of government had dual citizenship and was taken to court. The ruling of the court was to allow him time give up his American citizenship and he can remain the Minister, if not he loose the seat.

    There is already precedent in the Caribbean of this same issue so the P.M. if he gave up the French citizenship, he should be fine.

    Stop sensationalizing what Lennox Leekton had to say which is not the court of law.

    • Cerberus
      December 13, 2010

      No, this is not fine! He had the option to give up his cherished French citizenship before he stood for election. A man who steals and then returns his ill- gotten gains because he is found out, is no less a thief!!

    • My2Sense
      December 13, 2010

      Nice response Anonymous.

      People keep on saying outrageous things like “destroying the country”, and other inflammatory terms when the situation is NOT limited to just Dominica and our politics. The court was kind to the Jamaican minister and allowed him to relinquish his citizenship within a certain time frame. That, I think, is very reasonable.

      A harsher court could pull the seat from under him and cause a bi-election to be held (similar to what happened in Salisbury and Marigot in July). If the “former” representatives renounced their dual citizenship in time for nomination day, then they could run and undoubtedly win that election.

      Those are the two scenarios I can think of. Hopefully either will satisfy the needs of the public.

    • Sort
      December 13, 2010

      I feel sorry for you. Aren’t you tired of making a fool of yourself. Is that what this is about. If you had one ounce of decency you would deal with the morality of the issue.It’s like a thief who return the bottle but kept the wine.Skerrit must commit the crime , insult our law enforcement and allowed to keep the wine. Have you no shame. People like you are no different form people who prefer to live in an abusive relationship. People like you are so dependent on a man and his behavior that you feel incapable of having a mind of your own.
      I hate to sound insulting but it saddens me that in this day and age that Dominica still have people like you with a 1960 mentality.

    • Conscious
      December 13, 2010

      You are wrong, Anonymous. The Jamaican Court ruled that the Memeber of Parliament was in contravention of the Constitution and therefore had to resign. The Minister had to resign. He did resign, and he did renounce his foreign citizenship.

  59. Papa Dom
    December 13, 2010

    guada man,

    you say you know the law quite well by this i take it to mean that you are a french citizen. Tell us then what was the significance of the 1978 document and why didn’t skerritt obtain a french passport before 2003. Please hurry and answer because many of us are waiting to hear from an expert.

    • En Ba La
      December 13, 2010

      Thought so why at 30 something is the only time he chose to apply for a passport.

      • Sweet
        December 14, 2010

        You know what: Maybe Skeritt applied for the French passport thinking that documents would not surface. Then after he realized that he was between a rock and a hard place, he hurriedly denounced his citizenship. A lot of us make foolish, hurried mistakes like that only to plunge deeper into lies and deception.

  60. true dat
    December 13, 2010

    Labourites should remember that they were labourites looong before Skerritt and will contnue being even after he is gone.

    You guys should not convert a political dream and movement into a ‘one man’ movement to the point where the ‘labour party’ loses its roots and identity of all those years into becoming a ‘single figure’.

    At least, if trying to remain faithful to your party, defend your party and what it stands for. Not a man!
    Reclaim your party from this mess labourites!

    • Conscious
      December 13, 2010

      True dat, True dat. Well said.

    • bunny
      December 13, 2010

      thank you for saying thatz. finally someone sees sense.

  61. Martin Deporres
    December 13, 2010

    I await the next event.

    Every week is something new, what’s next.

    DNO, this is boosting ur site, keep us informed.

    Thanks

  62. Ordinary Mind
    December 13, 2010

    Oh boy.. things tight.

    Opposition seems disorganized.

    The man trusted as at least one of the ‘best’ options is messing up big time.

    What a mess….

    Very little faith in UWP, lost faith in PM. Oh boy, oh boy.

  63. young person
    December 13, 2010

    as far as i see it skerrit has committed treason against dominica by as a minister of cabinet he wasnt legal to be there and also as the PRIME MINISTER of Dominica he was flying France Flag high up anf he LIE LIE LIE LIE to us the dominican people. HE should be arrested no need for him to resign which he wont do NEXT is PETER PEPPER he is also a french man CHECK THAT. Why is it ok for some of us to be arrested and charged when we commit crimes, Petty crimes at that and look at a crime i consider treason against the constitution of dominica and yet he still is PRIME MINISTER. COME ON MAN!! THIS is like breaking a commandment against GOD but it is against the state DONT U THINK PEOPLE???

  64. Constitution my Ass
    December 13, 2010

    So why does the Constitution only applies for one set of people? Why did the Opposition lose their position when they did not follow the constitution when they boycotted paliament. Now the leader who is suppose to show example went against it and it’s ok. What a set of bias people.

    • cal
      December 13, 2010

      well said bro. but hold on, what is the section of the constitution that states the Opposition cant walk out of parliament again. pls let me know.

      • Concerned
        December 13, 2010

        It is strange that is the Oposition Leader is the one speaking now on the Dual Citizen Issue. Why not the rep from La Plaine. Look jokes.

  65. Ziontech
    December 13, 2010

    We need a righteous government to govern this country. As the word of God says, righteousness exalts a nation. So for us to rise as a nation we need righteousness. The leader or leaders of this country must repent turn from their evil ways and become true born again beleivers. They need to call to the church to come and pray and plead the blood of jesus. Not just any church, but a tounge talking, Holy Ghost filled, washed in the blood of the lamb church.

  66. CONCERN
    December 13, 2010

    Mr. Skerrit damn out-right liar did not respect the CONSTITUTION, the highest law of the land what make you people thing he will bother with what the court have to say. The man is in control oh a least that is whathe thinks. But hold on!!! Where is Astaphan in all of that nor? I am not hearing him defending Skerrit at all.

  67. REpresenting
    December 13, 2010

    NO Lies will live forever! Skerrit should be made to pay back all the money he got under his fraudulent ruling as prime minister; then sent to jail for the duration of the years he spent as a false prime minister. Liar Liar his pants on fire now!

  68. Sue-Ellen
    December 13, 2010

    Some of you all are so bias and unrealistic! Nobody is interested in the common citizen and his/her billion foreign passports they may want, have, desire etc. Nobody cares period, but you all the spin doctors already know that. If Skerrit had done nothing wrong why would he RENOUNCE his French Citizenhsip? Skerrit is the one who challenged people to prove he had French Citizenship, he was the one who put this out in the public domain, in his fancy footing style of ..”in the coming days you will hear..”

    Skerrit was well aware that he was lying and being decietful when he claimed to have recieved citizenship days after his birth which so many people already knew was a blatant lie. The CONSTITUTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA IS THE HIGHGEST LAW OF THE LAND,and that is all there is to it. As a child Skerrit would be free of this matter, but as an adult he incriminated himself and violated the constitution, period!! Until the CONSITUTION is so CHANGED then he has to adhere to the rulings. NOBODY is above the law.

    • More propaganda
      December 13, 2010

      Well, remember, he himself put it into the PUBLIC DOMAIN that ‘no constitution, or law’ can stop him? Well, those same words have now bitten/come back to haunt him. Give Blessings to the Most High, because He is watching.

  69. Attorney at Law
    December 13, 2010

    The Honorable Prime MInister did the honorable thing to denounce his French citizenship. But isn’t it a bit late and after the fact for that? What happens to Maynard Joseph, the losing Vieille Case constituency candidate? Can he still challenge the Prime Minister for the Vieille Case constituency now that the Prime Minister has denounced his French Citizenship? Will there still be a case to challenge the moral autority for the Prime MInister to step down or is his decision automatically mean that hes has to step down like the do in other DEMOCRATIC COUNCTRIES? As an Attorney at Law, I would like to know?

    What about the Integrity in Public Office (IPO) Act and the members, what are they saying about this situation? Is this proof enough to determine whether they call for the resignation of the Prime Minister or not?

    Personally, I believe all Politicians mean well for the Country and in particular the Honorable Prime Minister. I am therefore living it to the conscience of the Prime Minister to do the right thing.

    • Cracker
      December 13, 2010

      u ask ” what happens to Maynard Joseph, the losing vieille case candidate?” he can try to challenge all he wants for he will remain a loser…thats what his whole life is about…he is a sore losssserrrr…….

      he can never ever ever ever win in vieille case so no dual citizenship or anything for that matter will hinder us from loving skerrit..the prayers and blessings of the elderly is what PM knows he has…..

      • DA MAN
        December 13, 2010

        You have an appropriate screen name “CRACKER”!!

      • yes i
        December 13, 2010

        TO CRACKER S TRUE

      • Realistic Dominican
        December 13, 2010

        Hard for Dominicans to see the truth when it is right in front of deh face. The teenagers in this country acting just like their PM. They lying and stealing and feeling like deh entitled to all what anybody have and don’t feel they need to work for it. Children follow their parents, so the children who are now our young adults learned from a liar and a thief. Someone who can look you right in the face and tell you a lie! Poor Dominica.

    • Appalled
      December 13, 2010

      As an ‘attorney’ you should be able to spell leaving and not ‘living’.

    • Gary
      December 14, 2010

      What can of Attorney are you. would you go to court and presence evidence on hear say? Well that is exactly what you are doing. How can you say that what the Prime Minister did was the right thing based on hear say.
      My God, are you not ashamed to call you self a Lawyer. Don’t you know that the matter is before the court,
      and that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty in court of law where evidence has to be presented. You must be an impostor not a lawyer.

  70. urban maroon
    December 13, 2010

    The PRIME MINISTER should uphold the PRIME LAW of the land…THE COSTITUTION. He knowingly and deliberately violated the law. Adding insult to injury he arrogantly told Dominicans
    that “No law or CONSTITUTION can prevent me” from running for office.
    He thinks that he is above the law. This type of behavior is indicative of people with dictatorial tendencies…..The man has blatantly viloated the law. He is not remorseful but rather wants to be
    WRONG and STRONG. He is an illegitimate PRIME MINISTER and he has to step down,

    We have to be thankful for Lennox. The spineless people in Dominica who call themselves LAWYERS should be ashamed of themselves.

  71. PM made Jimit and belfast a target for missiles strike /iran missiles in Venezuelan territory.
    December 13, 2010

    As we all know petro Cari be is the fuel storage for Bird island. As is melville hall the airstrip for it.
    Will the us tolerate this level of threat now placed on its homeland security by the Skerit, Chavez and iranian national guard.
    http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2010/12/iran-placing-ballistic-missiles-in.html
    Iran ballistic missiles in Venezuelan territory.

    If this is not treason then what is????

  72. Karkabeff
    December 13, 2010

    HECTOR, HECTOR, HECTOR…
    Please start a petition drive for SKERRIT’s removal and deliver to the IPO, President, Bishop, Chairman of the Christian Council (or whatever is their name). Enough is enough!!!!!!!!

    • Cracker
      December 13, 2010

      hector, hector, hector….find work to do!

      • ITASSI MAN
        December 13, 2010

        cracker, cracker cracker…
        stop taking drugs

  73. citizen police
    December 13, 2010

    mr.skerit, you have the right to remain silense,anything you say will be used against you, you have the right to an attoney [but not tony astafan] he will betray you like he always do. if you cannot afford an atoney you will have to sell the villars to pay for one. your bail is set at $11,0000.00. by the way hugo cannot bail you.

  74. lisad
    December 13, 2010

    One Observation
    On this discussion,why is it that most of the the postings that degrade Dominicans receive very high numbers for “like”.Just check the ratings people. Clearly you people really hate one another.. people calling to shut down the country, a repeat of 1979, jail the Prime minister and his cabinet,?? In this age of sudden death and disaster, how can you people sleep at nights. Some of you don’t have any children?Why are you all trying to kill the country.Please DNO, stop posting these comments that call for violence and reckless behavior in this country.Imagine someone calling for everyone to commit any crime they want, and DNO is posting that”?

    • shame
      December 13, 2010

      i agree with you lisad 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  75. looking
    December 13, 2010

    Lennox, Matt, Angelo and the rest need to get over their obsession with the PM. Jeeweez…..enough already!!!

    • More propaganda
      December 13, 2010

      So, if they were not seeking truth and justice for Dominica and Dominicans, then who will?
      I stand up as a proud Dominican and applaud the brothers. They are to me, true lovers of our small island, unlike folk who continue to follow and not challenge what you clearly see is blatantly wrong.

      • yes i
        December 13, 2010

        STOP TALK …! WAT LENNOX AND THEM DO FOR DOMINICA????? WHAT??? JUST TALKING …! YES THE PM COMMIT A CRIME PUNISH HIM, CALL BY ELECTION, BUT HE WILL STILL WIN CAUSE I DNT SEE WHO IS READY TO MOVE DOMINICA FORWARD NOT THE OPPOSITION FOR SURE! THE MATTER GOES BEYOND WHAT WE SEE! AS I SAID I WONDER IF THE PM WAS GRENADIAN/DOMINICAN IF IT WOULD HAVE ALL THAT WELELE STUPES

    • DA MAN
      December 13, 2010

      You damn right!!!! ENOUGH ALREADY!!!! of Skerrit’s lies, dishonesty, down right disrecpect for Dominicans. ENOUGH OF THIS COMEDY SHOW!!!!!

  76. Scotland
    December 12, 2010

    IOur leaders are prone to mistakes but t is absolutely stupid and arrogant to declare Skerrit’s behavior a mistake. I consider the PM’s behavior reckless , arrogant and pompous. How can we accept the PM’s action as a mistake when he deliberately lied to us. The PM had ample time to come clean. He could have renounce his French status before the election.Instead he chose to show us that he is Lord and King and beyond the Laws of our country. As a responsible Dominican national I don’t appreciate such display of arrogance.

    The people who were sent during the election to spread the lie and declare that Skerrit became a French citizen when he was an infant , aren’t you people angry. If not then you messengers of deceit are as cold as ice. But then again what do we expect from Tony astaphan.

  77. REpresenting
    December 12, 2010

    Jump High, Jump low, Skerrit above the Laws and will still remain as pm until God ready for Him to leave and i hope he ready to take his beating like man and not a boy. It just a matter of time skerro cause justice is in God’s hands, people cannot be calling evil good and good evil n get away with it…I can imagine how he maybe fuming at linton already he cannot manage his arrogant anger. How he sleeping, i dn’t know under all dem lies..what is he telling the youth and preschool kids he loves so much…lying is fine..and bobol is just fine once u cover it up and dont’ ever respond to those who reveal ur corruptness…EVERY ROPE HAS ITS END AND WOE TO YOUR DIE HARD SUPPORTERS WHO ARE BLIND AND FAIL TO CALL EVIL EVIL AND CALL IT GOOD.

  78. Mystic
    December 12, 2010

    Lennox Linton needs to stop bring shame to Dominica & Dominicans alike. He has done nothing good for the country. Give Skerrit a chance the man doing good.

    • Conscious
      December 13, 2010

      Mystic,
      Stop attacking Lennox the man. Rather, address the issues he is bringing to the attention of the nation

      • Mouth Fool
        December 13, 2010

        Every credible Journalist in Dominica was present during the handing over of the petition to sack the minister, however, the premier Investigative Journalist was conspicuously absent. Was that not interesting enough or not enough scandal attached to that exercise in futility

    • yout
      December 13, 2010

      which mystic that I hope is not the same one from porsy that was begging skewo on the stadium balcony for money!!!! I only hope is not you that

      • Anonymous
        December 13, 2010

        i agree

  79. continued development
    December 12, 2010

    THE PM IS ONLY 38YRS. AND SEE HOW HE HAS DEVELOPED DOMINICA (HATE THE DOG BUT SAY HIS TEETH WHITE) PM I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. DOMINICA NEEDS MORE GOOD MEN LIKE YOU.LENOX YOU ARE REJECTED EVERY WHERE YOU GO BECAUSE YOU ARE A MAN OF CONFUSION.YOU NEVER GAVE A REASON WHY YOU WERE FIRED FROM DCP YOU LEFT IN SILENCE SO GIVE PM A BRAKE. YOU HAVE TOO MUCH PRIDE AND RORO

    • neil joseph
      December 13, 2010

      what does lennox leaving DC have to do with the way the PRIME MINISTER is lying to you and everyone else in dominica? you see how you and a lot of others like you have been blinded by your love for the prime minister, but you must know that the time will come when he will have noone to make his scape goat, and you yourself will be bawling for his removal, when the pressure has reached your door step.

      • yes i
        December 13, 2010

        TO CONTUNUED DEVELOPMENT, I UNDERSTAND UR POINT, THE PM IS DOING A GOOD JOB? BUT IF WE REMOVE HIM IN POWER WHO IS GOING TO LEAD DOMINICA???? WHO???? NEIL JOSEPH SEEM TO BE BLIND AND JUST WATCH NOT FAR AS HIS NOSE. IF ALLU REMOVE SKERRIT DOMINICA JUMPING BACK IN THE 70’S PLAIN. THOSE HUNGRY BELLIES DONT HAVE NO PLAN TO MOVE DOMINICA FORWARD, JUST TALK TALK, ITS TRUE THE PM COMMIT A CRIME BUT LETS BE REALISTIC, CONDEMN HIS YES BECAUSE HE HIS A MAN BUT BE RESLISTIC! WHO U PUTTIN THERE WHO??? STUPES

  80. Only GOD
    December 12, 2010

    I support removing Skerrit.But who do we replace him with? He has made it about him and cleared out or tainted anyone with potential. He makes sure the anyone currently, with potential come out and defend him. The guy is not dumb.
    The opposition is not much better. Does not talk of developing the country but essentially, of them getting back into power. No talk of what they will do for us. Ever hear the opposition leader talk. I would like to see him improve and be much quicker on his feet. We need new blood.
    We have become a dependent state awaiting hand outs and believing in evil.
    I am calling on concerned educated Dominicans in Dominica and in Foreign to step forward and save the country.
    Bye the way, can we get some Chinese to help us protest? They enjoying our beautiful country. Why not try to help us save it?

  81. just facts
    December 12, 2010

    The other morning Matt had a lady on his programme complaining about a very lenient sentence handed down on a man she claimed raped her child. I am sure. Dead certain that some of these people who are burning off their hands for Skerrit now Cried shame on the judge. they were outraged. Yet here they are saying all these ridiculous things about give de man a break. i say give the two nurses a break too. give the boys from Campbell a break too. Give the boy that butchered Goldteeth a break too. Set all the prisoners free. It is not possible that they could only do wrong.

    What are you people afraid of? You think the sun will stop shine if Skerrit is not leading this country? Our soil will become barren? Or our rivers will dry up? You all are just cowards who are afraid of adversity just like your leader who can’t face off in a debate or recieve a petition from one man. Its not arrogance. It’s just plain cowardice not befitting of a leader.

    • yes i
      December 13, 2010

      I UNDERSTAND WHAT U MEAN BUT DOMINICA WOULD STEP BACK AND JUMP BACK IN THE 70’S. WHO ALLU WANT TO PUT THERE WHO??? LIKE I SAID LENNOX, JOHN WHOO? I GUESS THE ISSUE IS HE IS FRENCH AND DOMINICAN, I WONDER IF HE WAS DOMINCAN AND GRENADIAN WAT WOULD IT BE????? ANSWER!

      • just facts
        December 13, 2010

        So are you trying to say that there is no one else in this country who can govern it? If you really think so go kill yourself and see what your partner would do after you bite the dust. Sot.

  82. guada man
    December 12, 2010

    Something is not quite correct there, if he was born in 1972 to french parent,ccording to the french law which i believe i know quitewell that reguard,he becomes a french citizen at birth,the French law is centered on what they call blood rights,so that buisness of he obtaining french citizenship in 2003 is false.

    • ITASSI MAN
      December 13, 2010

      you doh know squat

    • Dominican in the Middle east
      December 13, 2010

      at the time of his birth, his mother was not a french citizen, but a holder of a french resident card ( carte de sejour ),,,,,,,,,,,, therefore he could not have acquired the FRENCH citizenship at birth.

    • Clarification
      December 13, 2010

      If the child was born of a french parent they automatically receive french citizenship at birth, whether or not they have a passport immediately. So he would have been a dual citizen at birth which was 1972. He wasnt wrong about that.

  83. yes i
    December 12, 2010

    i wonder if the PM had hold a dual citizenship let’s say grenadian/dominica, i wonder if allu would have jump high & condemn him!!! the answer is clear !!! it’s because he is french & have all the advantages dat goes with it allu jealous the man !!!! stupes he evn give it up!! give the man a break nah!! he is doing a great job!!! im sure plenty of them have dual citizeship & their mouths are closes stupes!

    • neil joseph
      December 13, 2010

      lol….read your comment again and see if you making sense. that is your defense of the PM? a man you love so much? so because you said this i am supposed to “give the man a break’ ?? because you argue that people are jealous of his french citizenship? waw….if it is people who think on your level that supports this government, then i am even more skeptical about this prime minister and his government.

      • yes i
        December 13, 2010

        THE FACT IS NOT THAT HE HAS DUAL CITIZENSHIP DESPITE HE IS DOING A GREAT JOB . ITS BECAUSE HE HAS FRENCH AND DOMINICA CITIZENSHIP. I WONDER IF IT WAS LIKE I SAID DOMINICA/GRENADIAN WHAT WOULD IT BE????????????? ANSWER!!!!!!!! I WONDER IF IT WOULD HAVE BE CONDEMN??? THE ANSWER IS DAMN NO!!!!! WHO ALLU WANT TO PUT THERE?????? WHO???? LENNOX? HUNGRY JOHN ! THE STORY SIMPLE THERE WILL CALL A BY ELECTION AND HE WOULD BE ELECTED AGAIN! SIMPLE

    • Conscious
      December 13, 2010

      THE issue is not about how we feel. It ‘s about what the Constitution and the laws of Dominica require of us and our adherence to these obligations.

  84. Palm
    December 12, 2010

    But wait opposition, party inpower all of them have people with dual citizenship and they went up for election so they should do like PM and give up the US, English what ever double passport they have I want to see who has no sin throw the first stone. Lets see, fellas, do like PM

    But why it always that particular radio station and host to get news first or have break-in news – bodie so many things in the country to talk about every day everyweek, all night is PM PM PM , people it is becoming an obsession now. Careful jealousy and hatred is dangerous.

    Look for other issues – it will still remain 18 to 3.

  85. Billy
    December 12, 2010

    The soap opera called ‘Dominica’ is still running to rave reviews starring Roosevelt Skerrit. This is a by no means a geeeeeee laughing matter. You have lost all the moral authority to lead anybody. Please do yourself and our country a favour – please resign. Skerrit you have been cornered and you have to depart.

  86. Sout Man
    December 12, 2010

    I spent some time reading every single comment and it amazes me to see the level of insults and misinformation on both sides. First of all, our constitution allows for dual citizenship, so there is no question of betrayal if the PM held dual citizenship. At least, not until all the facts are known. The timing of the dual citizenship is what really matters. If your parents filed for you while you were a minor, then, that’s ok. If you applied for another country’s citizenship as an adult, then, there’s a conflict if you decide to become a parliamentarian.

    So Ron Green and others may be ok, in that regard. The PM will have to clarify his circumstance. No one can deny him Dominican citizenship. That’s a fact. Having been born to a French mother entitles him to French citizenship from the minute he was born. Does our constitution recognize that right or the date he formally requested a French passport? That question, my friends, is better left to the legal and consttutional scholars.

    The last point I would like to make is whether we treat everything Lennox says as gospel. He may be right, in that regard but we need some facts. Was his finding public information or a leak from the French embassy? Was it a French Presidential decree or a French High Court decree? Folks, before we jump to conclusions and get too emotional and divisive, let’s wait for the facts. We can’t bash the PM’s supporters for “making him their God” while we are treating everythig Lennox says as gospel, thus making him the new “god”.

    • Cerberus
      December 13, 2010

      For God’s sake man, read the constitution. Pierro was right, we wear our ignorance as a badge of honour!

    • concerned
      December 13, 2010

      The question is, was his mother a french citizen at the time of his birth or was she a dominican with a “carte de séjour”? If it was the second, then in no way could he be french in 1972.

  87. aware
    December 12, 2010

    Hellooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Stop Giving Satan Glory Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  88. aware
    December 12, 2010

    Good evening my fellow Dominicans

    Do we have some time to discuss our salvation, Oh how i long for the day when we as a people will begin to take the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as serious as we take politics. Is there room for some generousity in our hearts? All these tearing down is not going to take us to the mansion that Jesus has built for us. Let us go to God and ask him for a better way to deal with our issues. A way that will clearly demonstrate our awareness of the end of time. These arguments really dont nourish our souls .

    Let us do it God’s way please.

  89. passing
    December 12, 2010

    Hello Dominicanl

    Let us look to mountain and allow our help to come from the Lord who made heaven and earth.

    Let us stop trying to create our own heaven by fighting among ourselves.

  90. Anonymous
    December 12, 2010

    Hello people, Do you all have some time to spare that we can begin to discuss our salvation? This would surely bring more Glory to God. I pray for the day to come when we as a people would take our salvation as serious as we take politics and discuss the mighty works that God is doing amony us despite our ignorance to the end of time. Can we begin today to behave like the early Christians. Can we spend some time studying how they lived as they were much happier than we ae today? The material things of this world continue to raise our blood pressure, divide famiies, make us bitter and unforgiving thus drawing us further away from what suppose to be our focus (The Lord Jesus Christ),

    Please my people let us take heed while we have the time. Let us not mistake hell for Heaven.

    Thankyou.

  91. Gary
    December 12, 2010

    Do people ever think for themselves Where has our God given gift to think and question people when they say things accepting it as the truth. Mr Linton said that Roosevelt Skerrit obtained French Citizenship in April 8, 2003. Under French Law if someone is born to at least one French parent it automatically makes that child French, that is according to French Law, in the Prime Ministers’ case his Mother is French, being born in Guadeloupe so he automatically becomes a French citizen, Why does he have to go in 2003 to obtain French citizenship when he already has it bestowed to him at birth with out his own doing.

    Why would the French give The Hon Roosevelt Skerrit French citizenship in 2003 when he is a Minister of a foreign Government Dominica, in which case he took an oath to the Country of Dominica, doesn’t that automatically give the French grounds to deny him citizenship or take away his citizenship which he got at birth. I’m just trying to make sense of what is going on, I’m subject to correction.

  92. Dominican
    December 12, 2010

    wat about Mr.Green who was a parl rep for 13 years while being a U.S citizen?????/

    • Cracker
      December 13, 2010

      now that question deserves an answer!

      • THIS IS SERIOUS
        December 13, 2010

        Mr Green became a US CItizen under the age of eighteen not as an adult thats why he can legally contest the elections.

        • Late
          December 13, 2010

          but he swore alligence when he volunteered as a peace corp. You have to take you oath on the bible and at that time he was not eighteen years old.

      • ITASSI MAN
        December 13, 2010

        he did not have to renounce his citizenship becaus he obtain it as a minor…. why dont you’all crackers research before posting non-truths

  93. follower
    December 12, 2010

    People all over the world have been thrown in jail for not knowing the law and as the saying goes “ignorance of the law is no excuse.” In the case of the PM, he isn’t and wasn’t ignorant of the law. He deliberately violated the law and even went as far as saying ‘there is no law or constitution that coud prevent me from contesting the 2009 elections.” Because of this, the PM should be made a lesson so that he and others would learn to respect our laws and constitution. Declaring the Viellcase seat void and force the PM to resign would send a very weak message to others and would definitely put Dominicans at high risk. To make people know that Dominica is a country with laws, Mr. Skerrit must be sent to Stockfarm for fourteen years and then be banned from holding any political office in Dominica.

  94. PRECIOUS
    December 12, 2010

    MY DAUGHTER ASK ME IF THAT GUY INT HE PIC IS A ROBOT…LMAO

  95. Marcus
    December 12, 2010

    why is it the laws are for some and not for all ,A question for those who refuse to observe wrong or right (By operation of law).

  96. gold
    December 12, 2010

    with the exception of marigot,salisbury,and roseau central people,all the others are idots.

  97. SMALLEST
    December 12, 2010

    The dominican monster can try his best to distroy our PM, but he must tell the world other than trying to destroy dominica what has he done contructive in education for children, for the elderly, for the single women, drop outs from school,hospitals etc. Is the PM dominica? or he is working for Dominica including the monster? Is the monster using the roads? Is there any positive on our island? Can u see? Are u the fish which sees only on one side? Tell the world about yourself and give dominica a chance to grow with our Honourable at the Head. Honourable thanks for all that u have done.

  98. King ghetto
    December 12, 2010

    Lennox next show I want to know what year Ron Green was no more an American citizen.You working for the opposition let’s be balance.

  99. Your Turn
    December 12, 2010

    My Friend… Ian,man go take over the Labour Party that both your Dad and Uncle stood up for..
    Be a man of Principle and do the right thing….Douglas Legacy is known to be firm not a weak link..

    As termintes seems to be eating away at the core of the Labour Institution….restore Pride Bro..

  100. following there masters like poodles
    December 12, 2010

    How you make your bed so shall you sleep, what ever you sow that you will reap. PM Skerrit is a intelligent man, look he running Dominica, but theses saying have been proven to be true from time and i believe he is aware of them. He made is bed and sowed willing now he shall sleep and reap whether he or his admirers like it or not. God is not a police

  101. Do
    December 12, 2010

    Prime Minister Skerrit seeing your Labour Party has brought Dominica to the Gutters in terms of being honest and true to its citizens and seeing since you Lied to the Country about your dual aspect…..Please Sir if you do believe in God and you pray and also God fearing in your heart
    you have made a bad error of judgement of mistruth please sir do the honorable thing and resign
    it will show you a man of character if you it will be shown that you not worthy to be looked upon by your citizens at all……..the whole truth we the people are waiting for your responses…

    Churches in Dominica please make a comment on this important matter…

    • wai papa....
      December 13, 2010

      Hope you get your wish…..But remember one thing though! even if the PM lies, tells the truth,steps down, gos to jail, renounce his dual citizenship or keep it. Dominicans will still talk B……shit….and look for another topic, then talk some more B….shit…

      We seem to condemn the good and also the bad, so far not one wow…on any given TOPIC, or ARTICLE.maybe it time to ban this website then we’ll have nothing to talk about…
      Dominicans seem to take pleasure in tarnishing our little Island….and no matter what others try to do, there are some fools with their loaded guns all ready to shoot…..

      Why are we talking so much crap? and if some local person commits a crime, and gets sentenced for that particular crime, we condemn the judge for doing his/her job.. in this case it seems like no matter who is in position to do there JOBS… they will be condemn because some fools did not understand that persons job description.

      When we read…..something lets all try to have a better understanding of that topic….to much politics and hate…for one small BEAUTIFUL island…

      Beautiful island for sure, but some of the people who cohabits on our island are very ugly….

  102. Straight Up
    December 12, 2010

    HAAAA BOY ALLU CAN SAY WHAT ALLU WANT BUT MEMSI SKERRIT VOLEH ALL DOMINICA MONEY, BUILD VILLA, AND HAVE FRENCH PASSPORT WE STILL VOTING FOR LABOUR AND WORKERS GOING TO STAY OUT OF POWER… LABOUR POWER!!!!!!!!

  103. Gee
    December 12, 2010

    SOMEBODY PLEASE!!!……… WHAT SHOULD THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DO??????
    ….Please no politics just legally speaking!!! What should he do.

  104. Gerald J. La Touche JP (Magistrate UK)
    December 12, 2010

    To those of you who love the Prime Minister and to those of you who hate the Prime Minister – to those of you who love Labour and to those of you who love UWP – the issue is not about any of that – it is about the highest law of the land – The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Dominica – we are all equal before the law! The issue is a simple one, was a crime committed, did the Prime Minister break law? That is the only relevant question! Stop tribalizing and personalizing! The idea that some of you are purporting and encouraging on here for the entire world to read is a dangerous one – that in the face of all the criminal activities blighting the Caribbean, the example we want to show those young murderers and drug dealers is that you can break the law and trample and insult while doing it – and there are people, there are Dominicans who will support and encourage you in doing so! Have you people just lost all sense of right and wrong! May God bless Dominica!

    • Conscious
      December 13, 2010

      I completely agree with you, Magistrate La Touche. The question is not how we feel about Skerrit, Ron Green, Edison James, Hector ”Spags” John, DLP or UWP. IT IS ABOUT THE APPLICATION OF THE RULE OF LAW AND OUR ADHERENCE TO IT. Simple! Let the Courts decide on whether there has been a violation of the Constitution and let the chips fall where they may.

  105. AMOSQUITO
    December 12, 2010

    This is so true and I fail to see why the opposition cannot understand that situation and stop wasting Dominica’s money and the Judiciary time
    The opportunity was in place for Ron Green and Earl Williams as holders of dual citizenship if they were elegible

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  106. ilovemyPM
    December 12, 2010

    while allu sit down blogging about skerro he there sit down doing his own bizz…sakwe sot!!

  107. Anonymous
    December 12, 2010

    mr skerrit is a good man but since he put his head with ambrose george, charles savrin, tony astaphans, chavez and other shameless … he’s become bad and macho. pls forgive him. without these crazy so called friends we are certain to see his goodness. he loves his country and its people but in some cases he’s going out of the way for the good of men. and writers just understand that lennox linton and others are journalists and they r doing what they r paid for. skerrit and others r politicians so they do what they r being paid to do. just share your opinions and keep them safe and smart. its the fight that keeps us back and in the dark. and to those of u just writing foolishnees remember the net is just not local……ok. ok

    • Observer
      December 15, 2010

      Am, wat Ambrose do u? While u dere trying to insult him can u say u would do for your people wat he has done and is still doing today for his constituents?? Despite wat u people THINK u know about Ambrose George, he is a far better person and a TRUE Labourite as opposed to Skerrit…be informed

  108. As I See it.
    December 12, 2010

    Did this article say when PM Skerrit demounced the citizenship? This is the fundamental question. We all know that it was a decree. Who asked for it in the first place? Did he asked for it in February and it was gazetted or published the same day? The answer is a resounding NO. Should the request not be dated the date the request was made, and that the official decreed dated another date? Did the French Embassy?Government just got up from bed and decreed in February that Skerrit is no longer a French Citizen without Skerrit asking for it? Something to ponder on haters.

    Those of us Dominicans who know of the Dominica Official Gazette know just too well that, that publication comes sometimes several months after the coming into effect of an act of parliament or other happenings in Dominica.

    So what if he had denounced it prior to Nominiation Day, would he still be so demeaned by some of you? The sad fact is that PM Skerrit is always several steps/miles ahead of his haters. How many of his haters question the former Acting Chief Justice who stated that he was a citizen of St. Vincent, has anyone threatened him with jail time? Have any one seen him in any other light?

    How many haters who have seen Ron Green in an other light, we all know that Ron is a US Citizen, did he declare to the Election Commission at anytime during his election bids that he holds dual citizenship? Would one of the PM haters asked Ron this question. Find out from Ron whether he still holds that citizenship and whether he is now a pensioner of the US? Has anyone asked whether he deserve to be in stockfarm and whether he lied to the IPO as to whether he holds dual citizenship?

    Did or has Ron ever lied about his citizenship to the Dominican people, and does that not make him a criminal if it is proven that he lied also?

  109. whistler
    December 12, 2010

    ….this stuff makes me vommit….to many lies is a definte….negative vibes for Dominica…

    thats why the World has being glued to Dominica in a Corruputed and Lost State…

  110. looking in from the outside
    December 12, 2010

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH ALL THESE BLIND PEOPLE?

    A COUNTRY IS GOVERNED BY IT’S CONSTITUTION, IF AS A LEADER OR ANYONE ELSE ON PURPOSE BREAKS THE LAW OF THE LAND, THEN HE/SHE SHOULD FACE THE WRATH.

    Whether you are a DLP UWP or any other political supporter, stop being bias and advice the law breaker accordingly. In that case, Rooselvelt skerret.

    Is time we stop being wrong and strong.

    Time will tell

  111. wai papa....
    December 12, 2010

    The world is very BIG…but also has a lot of fools in it……all you people waste your time on, are second hand information..
    there will be another topic for tomorrow, and the day after that….DNO.. news is like a transfer from one fool to the next,,,

    They say.”.A picture is worth a thousand words”
    where is that picture….

    saque sot….noel ca vine….

    They say Christ was born on Christmas day…
    Well you people should kill Skeritte on that same day..and even things out…
    the more we concentrate on hate, the angrier we become….

    you people should go bye some rum and start making you Christmas punch, celebrate the birth of Christ and the death of Skeritte… would that be fun…..

    stop making so much noise, sing some Christmas carols..paint the house bye some new carpet by Astaphans, some decorations balloons..you know what I mean…

    Hope for a better 2011….

    Let’s create a clearer path for the new generation…..for children live by what they see and hear…

    Joyeuses fêtes à tous ..

  112. Labour Power
    December 12, 2010

    My dear friends let us be fair and balanced here. This has nothing to do with Lenox Linton, Hector John, Ron Green, Rosevelt Skerrit, Peter St. Jean or any personality or political operative. Let us be truthful or honest. I am a BONIFIDE LABOURITE and I love my country to bones but love D/ca BEST! Love of country means that you abide by the laws prescirbed by the constitution (BIBLE) of the country.

    My good friend and comrade has batantly showed disregard in a VERY uphanded and dictatorial assertion that NO LAW or EVEN THE CONSTITUTION can prevent him from being nominated. PM Skerrit you know fully well that you were in breach of the constitution since April of 2003, you ran in 2005 being barred/disqualified from running for elections in this country by holding dual citizenship when by virtue of YOUR OWN HAND in 2003 sought and OBTAINED citizenship of FRANCE while being a CITIZEN OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA!

    Mr. Skerrit you are being ill advised and those around you seem to be cheering you on whilst they stand to benefit from you ill decision, mistakes, missteps or is it FOOLISH BRAVADO! Whatever it is, it seems to be catching up with you quick as “NO LIE LIVES FOREVER”. If you were not at fault sir, would you proceed on or about FEBRUARY 5th 2010 to “DENOUNCE” that citizenship you claimed to have obtain whilst you were lying there as a new born at the PMH in Roseau on the 8th of JUNE 1972? Mr. Skerrit you need to own up and face the truth for it is the truth that you know which will set you free. There are just TOO many reasons not to support you as the very thing we demand of you, (INTEGRITY) is the VERY THING THAT SEEMS TO ELUDE YOU my friend. I have tried to speak with you one on one, but you seem to have little time for people who would seek to “pull you up” or hold you accountable when it is that kind of relationship that will help you as like every body else you are prone to error as NO MAN is perfect. I believe in you enough to know that you are ONLY human and will faulter along the way but you seem unwilling to accept that fact and some of us who support you facilitate this VERY DANGEROUS attitude and disposition in you and are doing you a huge disservice when we play that negative role in your life.

    You may not admit ownership of the vellas and you’ve said on a FEW occassions that YOU DO NOT OWN any villas here or anywhere else and I want to believe you. Mr. Skerrit what have you to say about this one of breaking the laws which only means that you are ILLEGALLY SERVING AS PM OF DOMINICA irrespective of how GOOD A PM YOU ARE! Do the honourable thing, apoologize to the nation and step down because you are not a law unto yourself and are clearly violating the laws of this land joining the ranks of those men and women who have broken the law and have been held accountable by the court system.

    I love you sir and want to continue respecting you but you need to respect yourself and the country that you want to serve!

  113. "BETTER MUS COME"
    December 12, 2010

    mr.prime minister i ask of thee one question from the time you took up office of pm have you done any thing contrary to the laws of dominica.to all thoses ppl out there that claim to love the pm tell me something if you have a child and he or she does wrong would you correct that child.

  114. the law
    December 12, 2010

    well if the law was broken by the P M why is it that we dominican cannot see it no one is suppose to be above the law of any land the law is the law so let the court do its job and good luck

  115. Lougawoo Mem
    December 12, 2010

    I have read all the comments in support and against the Prime Minister’s action. It is clear that the nation is in a serious state of lawlessness starting from the top. And all those who supports the PM for whatever reasons they choose, clearly are not in line with the rule of law. Dominica is now the poster nation for corruption in the region. It behooves every citizen of the land, Labourites, Freedomites, UWP-ites and Independent minded patriots, to consider where the country is heading. These are serious trying times for our young democracy. Mr. Skerrit is not worthy of his position, he is a disgrace in the sight of the whole Caribbean and the international community at large. Anyone who loves his country, can not allow this kind of behavior to continue by a leader, who has all the hallmarks of a pathological liar. Skerrit needs to step down and ask for forgiveness in order to come clean with the country he has tainted with enless allegations of corruption.

  116. Anonymous
    December 12, 2010

    :twisted: that pm only looks 4 his pocket.

  117. Dominican and Proud
    December 12, 2010

    Simple: He knowingly went against the Constitution of Dominica. He not only trample on the Constitution of the country, he said not even the Constitution can keep him from being Prime Minister” He made the Constitution of the island of NON-EFFECT.

    If the leader of the country has no regards for the law land, why should the people of the country respect the law of the land. HE MUST GO!! or our youths, the future of the country are doomed.

  118. tos my salad#1
    December 12, 2010

    ok so if he is no longer a french citizen from feb 2010 i want to ask some questions.

    1] seening that he said that he was a french citizen since he was born …was he illegal to be in goverment since 2000

    2} does he have to repay all the salaries he got from 2000 to 2010 cause he was not legally a minister and then primeminister,

    3} is that move from tiawan to china legal.

  119. bro
    December 12, 2010

    let me put it as it is. the pm was wrong to knowingly break the law but we in vieille love the man. if the court decide maynard joseph should be the pal rep, there will be unrest in vieille case, maynard joseph or any other candidate for the UWP would not last a day. PM WE LOVE YOU JUST BE WITH US A LITTLE MORE

  120. Enough Already
    December 12, 2010

    You guys hate the PM that much? If he steps down today who you think the PM is going to be Ron Green, Hector John or a member of the DLP? Ask lenox Linton what have he done for Dominicans besides bring us shame. I honestly don’t think it’s only Dominicans reading this rubbish some of you post on this website. The PM is not perfect but tell me one world leader that is perfect. I see the change for the better since Skerrit became the leader of his party. I understand some of you are upset about some of the things he does but ask youself what have linton and his crew done to better DA.

    • Abovethefold
      December 12, 2010

      What has linton and his crew done!

      1. Over 500,000 refunded back to the treasury from

      2. Over 51, 000 paid back in taxes

      3. Exposed the Fertilizer Fraud, Which cost millions of dollars to the treasury, farmers still waiting for the fertiize

      4. firing of Ambrose George by PM RS for is involvement in a 419 scam

      5. The Firing of Ambasador David Sui in China

      Chew on this, the list can continue…

    • BIG JOKE
      December 12, 2010

      lol…lol….hear nonesense

    • looking in from the outside
      December 12, 2010

      What have you done?

    • freedom
      December 12, 2010

      what has loving Skerrit to do with the rule of law?we vote because we want good governance,don’t we?Should we compare those we elect to govern our land with the worse,what do u think of Haiti and it’s present condition?

    • hmmph
      December 12, 2010

      excuse me? the man was not qualified. and what do you do to someone who had lied on a job application? what is right is right. what is wrong is wrong. it has nothing to do with hate. when you are a leader you are suppose to be an example for the people.

    • jack
      December 12, 2010

      one thing he has not done is LIE to us constantly!

    • gwo bek
      December 12, 2010

      The PM is perhaps the best man for the job right now…But he obviously broke the law to get nominated. Don’t you think you should at least admit this fact and find a legal way to put your man back!

    • gwo bek
      December 12, 2010

      SECTION 48 OF THE CONSTITUTION

      Penalty for sitting if unqualified.

      48.-

      Any person who sits or votes in the House knowing or having reasonable grounds for knowing that he is not entitled to do so shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or such other sum as may be prescribed by Parliament, for each day on which he so sits or votes in the House.
      Any prosecution for an offence under this section shall be instituted in the High Court and shall not be so instituted except by the Director of Public Prosecutions

    • NATURE BOY
      December 12, 2010

      I TOTALLY AGREE

    • Asking the same question
      December 12, 2010

      Amen! Enough already

    • En Ba La
      December 12, 2010

      You stop!! Dominicans were are not a political aware people and this is what is happen right now. Political awareness and teaching people those who want to be in public office they will be held accountable.

      The leaders of yesteryear we could leave everything in their hands but NOT today this present PM just showed this is us.

    • Mi Daba Woyoy
      December 12, 2010

      dARTING AND HOVERING AROUND AND ABOUT THE ISSUE DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY SIGNIFICANT THOUGHT OR IDEA TO THE ISSUE AT HAND. YOU ARE ASKING WHAT HAS LENNOX DONE FOR THE COUNTRY. I AM ASSUMING THAT YOU ARE COMPARING THE JOB OF THE PM TO THAT OF LENNOX. THAT IS ASSININE. LENNOW IS NOT THE MINISTER OF FINANCE OR MINISTER OF COMMUNICATION. LENNOX I AM NOT A FAN OF LENNOX BUT I MUST DAY THAT HE HAS DONE A GOOD JOB IN RAISING AWARENESS OFF AN UNSCRUPULOUS ADMINISTRATION. HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR LENNOX OUR TREASURY WOULD HAVE BEEN $400K POORER. ISN’T THAT WORTH MUCH MORE THAN THE SALARY OF THE 7 ADVISERS ?
      YHE PROBLEM WITH YOU LABORITES IS THAT YOU GUYS CHOOSE SITUATIONAL MORALITY AND REFUSE TO CALL FOUL EVEN WHEN THERE IS CRAP ALL OVER YOUR FACES. THE PM CLEARLY LIED TO US AND IN SO DOING BASICALLY TOLD US THAT HE IS ABOVE THE LAW. TO THOSE WHO PREFER MAKE EXCUSES YOU ARE NO DIFFERENT FROM THE PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE TO REMAIN IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP.
      THE PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT THE PM’S IMMATURE BEHAVIOR IS ACCEPTABLE AND BLAME OTHERS FOR SUCH BEHAVIOR YOU PEOPLE ARE A DISGRACE TO OUR COUNTRY; THOSE WHO PROFESS CHRISTIANITY AND SUPPORT SUCH RECKLESS BEHAIVIOR YOU ARE NOTHING BUT HYPOCRITES AND A DISGRACE IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.

    • smh!
      December 12, 2010

      i agree with u my friend 100% look what he came to antigua and did!!!

    • POPE
      December 13, 2010

      Linton and comrads have opened the eyes of Dominicans by informing them about the
      dishonesty that has been carrying out by the So called Labour party led by Skerrit.

    • cal
      December 13, 2010

      you are so so politically blind. shame on you. you mean other world leaders are not perfect so lets accept our imperfect one.

    • you are dumb
      December 13, 2010

      shame on you, this man has lied to his people again & again & again & again..and you are saying shame on lennox when this man is not even suppose to be the pm?? are you serious?? thanks to lennox we are not blind no more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Sugar
      December 14, 2010

      To “Enough Already”: Lets just assume that you are an educated individual and you just threw that comment in the air to have a little fun with us DNO viewers. BUT IF YOUR INTENTIONS ARE THE CONTRARY, MY ADVICE TO YOU IS THAT YOU NEED A THOROUGH PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION.
      OH, AND ASK SKERITT TO PAY FOR IT.

  121. saddam hussein
    December 12, 2010

    all dominicans doing is palay palay like damn parrots.the man made it crystal clear that no law,police,people,constitution etc can stop him and he is proving it time and time again.so wat domi-ni-cans tell me if u i go by astaphans and thief and they catch me all i need to do is bring the item back and no offence was committed?give me a break!that is the problem when too much power is given to one man.that’s why we have all the lawlessness taking place in dominica cuz a fish never start to spoil from the tail is always from the HEAD,and skerrit is the head so what we expect.

    • POPE
      December 13, 2010

      After he come out Stocky?

    • gwo bek
      December 13, 2010

      If you’ve ever read the Consitution of the Commonwealth of Dominica, you will notice that it gives the PM more power than a King…Let’s imagine an imposter has lied his way to that position and we found out too late, or later. The same consitution makes allowance for such cases in Article 48 but much is in the hands of the PM, meaning once you’re in, you’in!
      Now, imagine the PM honestly wants to resign. Don’t you think any normal man would want to resign with a BARGAIN given the kind of fire that he has placed himself regarding so many counts of alledged corruption, corrected errors and pending cases?

  122. AshleyF
    December 12, 2010

    I am ashamed to be a laborite. Mr. Skerrit need to step down. he has embarrassed us once more.

    • ilovemyPM
      December 12, 2010

      no sense

    • NATURE BOY
      December 12, 2010

      U R NO LABOURITE SO SHUT YOUR **S

    • Concern
      December 12, 2010

      You not a laborite. Relax. Speak the truth, please. He embarrass you and you still there strange. Come better than dat

    • Laboooouuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
      December 13, 2010

      You are no true labourite, just an imposter running your mouth!

      • More propaganda
        December 13, 2010

        You’re no true DOMINICAN, because if you were, you’d clear the cataracts from your eyes :cry:

  123. Emil Ti Kwen
    December 12, 2010

    The Prime Minister will lose the case, in this matter, now pending in court. The judge will declare the electlon in the Vieille Case constituency, in December 2009, null and void, because of his French citizenship at the time. The Prime Minister will then resign as Prime Minister and as the elected member for the Vieille Case constituency. A by-election will be called in the Vieille Case constituency. Roosevelt Skerrit will contest this by-election as a Dominica citizen. He will win this by-election. After taking his seat in the House as the elected member for Vieille Case constituency, he will be elected Prime Minister of Dominica again.

    • Abovethefold
      December 12, 2010

      He will not be able to contest the Bi-Election, because the voters were informed before they went to vote.. Read the laws

    • BIG JOKE
      December 12, 2010

      no sah…

      the law says the seat should be awarded to the person with the second highest votes and the illegal person votes will be voided.

      so in that case Maynard 100 plus votes against Skerrit’s illegal votes means Maynard won the seat. lol

      The judge cannot declare what the constitution dont allow him/her to do.

      If skerrit resigns before the judge declare the seat to Maynard, he still cannot be election or norminated because there is a period of time after you denounce that have to pass before u can run for election.

      so either way u look at it….de boy goose cook…

      Hold strong labourites…hold strong…LOL

    • Fanchiface
      December 12, 2010

      Same thing i said to somebody last nite after reading this article…… this is strategy my people tell hector and ron to go learn some of that and then come back in the political arena……..

    • Mike
      December 12, 2010

      Emil, you are right. That’s all I see happening in this case. Laborites getting all worked out, and opposition supporters getting excited for nothing. Skerrit will not go to jail, and like Emil said he will be re-elected in the by election. It will only be a miner set back for Skerrit.

    • not that ez
      December 12, 2010

      if it was only that easy. i believe that because of this little game of Mr.Linton that this young man could actually face imprisonment. i hope that Linton is happy now

    • NATURE BOY
      December 12, 2010

      OK THEN

    • Enough Already
      December 12, 2010

      Exactly

    • MB
      December 12, 2010

      Please read the law. Some one correct me if am wrong I thinKthe law will prevent him from holding elected office in Dominica again.

    • GREGORY
      December 12, 2010

      I guess you forgot that he can be prosecuted and sent to jail.

    • yout
      December 13, 2010

      will he be able to do all this from jail?

    • cal
      December 13, 2010

      thats not true what u just said. there will be no bi election, the other guy whats his name will automatically become the parl rep. thats how it works.

      • bob
        December 13, 2010

        that you want to happen in your dream it will not sorry

      • Parish of St. Paul
        December 13, 2010

        I guess you all have it all planned out. Poor zor! that’s the only way you all can get rid of the PM because you know once he contests the elections he will be re-elected by the people. Maybe you all should build a cage to put him in.

  124. simple mind
    December 12, 2010

    Anyway I know dominicanshave guts but also thought that we something called conscience.Am shocked..2 me we have lost all sense of reasoning,some think there’s nothing wrong ,some think wrong is…who does it…the person not the activity…..tell me what’sgoing on? But again what do you expect in a corrupt society.Who was Barrabas & who was Jesus?The majority shouted!!!!!!!give us barrabas &crucify HIM!!!!!Dominicans live up 2 truth2 power &justice the path we are treading is not straight…….all these are the beginning of sorrows but the end is not yet.

  125. Destiny
    December 12, 2010

    Skerrit did not buy the French passport ,Neither did he steal it!!!!! He got it because of his mother. Having two passports did not change his love for Dominica —-At least he prove to all of us he dont neeed the FR.passport since February 2010. Bunch of Haterz give Skerrit a break cause a lot of us would take the french passport if we get it.

    • Abovethefold
      December 12, 2010

      You Totally Missed the point! .. Please, read the Laws of Dominica before you open you mouth! …. You are only proving urself a fool…but then again.. all you can see is RED!

    • freedom
      December 12, 2010

      Stick to the issue and let common sense prevail.If i commit an offense against u what do u think should happen to me?If what he told us during the campaign about his dual citizenship was true y did he give it up?If he thinks he’s right do u think he would give it up?Come on,think straight.

    • anonymous
      December 12, 2010

      u are not a clever at all are you???? He still broke the law which is the importamt point here not a mater of where and how he get his french passport. is He above the law??? people like you he will sell for $10.00 just now… tebeh

    • farmer
      December 12, 2010

      People like you have no sense of direction. I acan only imagine people like you seating on the step of yhe ministry waitin for a red clinic dollar and life is good .I hope ypu elevate your mind and the way to start is to really have a mind of your own :oops:

    • POPE
      December 12, 2010

      I would take de French passport with close eyes because I know am not running for prime minister!
      Those who running for PM got a problem da.

    • Local
      December 13, 2010

      with the exception of the Mentally challenged, I really cannot stand stupid people…foolishly stupid people. Lawd hammercy!

      Skerrit will give you all a dog and say is a cat, and you all would think is the absolute truth!

  126. Iran ballistic missiles in Dominica/ Venezuelan territory.
    December 12, 2010

    See for yourself what are the consequences of foreign allegiance:
    Iranian national guard stationed on our Bird island.
    http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2010/12/iran-placing-ballistic-missiles-in.html
    Iran ballistic missiles in Venezuelan territory.

    Why do you think CARNIVAL and other cruise ships cancelled calls to Dominica???:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8601388.stm
    Economic consequences of nuclear arms race.
    http://dominicanewsonline.com/dno/its-mind-boggling-tourism-minister-says-about-carnival-victorys-cancellation/

    “The management of Carnival Victory has indicated that the high costs of fuel is the main factor for the cancellation.” Without the protection of naval fleets cruise ships fuel costs too high to circum navigate illegal ‘venezuelan territorial sea’

    “Douglas said while one begs the question as the real reasons behind the decision Dominica’s tourism sector will revive.

    According to him, any loss of business in the tourism industry is a serious matter because tourism is the pillar on which the economy sits right now.

    “Carnival Victory happens to be one of our more popular ships and even during the Summer when the traditional cruise season has ended we get weekly calls. There are a number of persons -not only those directly involved-that will be affected by the loss

    • Solon
      December 12, 2010

      What a wasted mind, Wise men speak because they have something to say Fools because they have to say something.

    • Dominican and Proud
      December 12, 2010

      THIS IS NOT GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  127. Anonymous
    December 12, 2010
  128. Anonymous
    December 12, 2010

    Dear so called mis guided Devoted Dominican

    It seems like you suffer from lack of self esteem. Therefore you have the desire to bring someone down to your level because of their choice to practice their democratic right. What you mean birth control should have been invented before Lennox was born. well if they were invented by then, your mama shoudl have tripled her dosage before you were born. While you are online order some self esteem from Ebay it will do you well and leave Lennox alone so called devoted Dominican. I bet you are not even in Dominica your verbal diarrhoea.

    • freedom
      December 12, 2010

      y do we have to do this to each other?This is uncalled for and i am saying that to both of u.We can share our views without attack and insults.Remember time changes and so do man,tomorrow u all might end up supporting the same side.One love JAH bless.

  129. Emil Ti Kwen
    December 12, 2010

    Let me tell you what is going to happen, now that the Prime Minister is on longer a French citizen.
    1. The case in court ,in this matter, will be heard.
    2. The judge will declare the election of the Prime Minister in V/Case, null and void.
    3. The Prime Minister will resign as the elected candidate of V/Case.
    4. There will be a By-Election in the Vieille Case constituency.
    5. Roosevelt Skerrit will contest this election as a Dominican citizen.
    6. Roosevelt Skerrit will again.
    7. Roosevelt Skerrit will become Prime Minister of Dominica again.

    • Abovethefold
      December 12, 2010

      He will not be able to contest the Bi-Election, because the voters were informed before they went to vote.. Read the laws. Infact he will not be able to contest the next election he will be barred for couple years because he knowingly broke the election law. Read your constitution and the laws people..

    • BIG JOKE
      December 12, 2010

      fool allu self still…

    • wo
      December 12, 2010

      think there is a law which can disqualify him for 7 sevens based on our laws of Dominica i think Letang the legal guy should do all in his power to ensure that the measure is laided down on skero…we need to dust that joke out fully….too many lies….

    • hmmmm....
      December 12, 2010

      As sad as it is I do concur with you Emil Ti kwen….yet and still again he will become PM. ..but like my mom use to say “long rope for mwaga goat”…his reign must come to an end…

    • POPE
      December 12, 2010

      What about his jail time for breaking the law. You forgot this piece!

    • yout
      December 13, 2010

      what about his pending jail sentence ….can he do all that from behind bars?

  130. Tainted
    December 12, 2010

    When it comes to politics I try to be neutral. I give my support to whoever is in power. All I want is to see Dominca move on in a positive manner. However I have a few question, why did it take so long for Dominicans to reveal that Mr. Skerritt held dual citizenship? How long has this law been enacted? Did he know that he was committing a crime? What are the consequences for such crime? I’m surely not familiar with the criterias for being a palimentarian in DA and who else besides Skerritt holds dual citizenship? Are we going to wait another five years to reveal the other people who hold dual citizenship? Why did’nt the integrity committee reveal this if there is one? If so I say again kodos to Lennox you surely bring light into darkness.

    • Solon
      December 12, 2010

      If you do not understand something why don’t you go and find out before you make a fool of your self. Wow
      your statement quote “kodos to Lennox you surely bring light into darkness” He brought you out of darkness and you are asking those questions? beats me, You don’t sound like someone who has come from the dark and seen the light at all, it more you are following someone agenda.

      When you ask about, quote “How long has this law been enacted” I guess what you are referring to is the requirements needed to be elected as a Parliamentarian and the issue of dual citizenship. Well. This” Law ” if you want to call it so has been written in our constitution when we became independent since 1978. I do not know why you keep making reference to “crime” or committing a crime. Under the laws laid down in the Constitution before someone can run for elections or be elected they must be be certain things that person needs to fulfill and one of them is, be a citizen of Dominica. it also says what is it that qualifies someone to be called a citizen of Dominica and so you cannot be a citizen of two Countries. Let say the Prime was alleged to be a French Citizen as is the case since it is in Court, then if it is true he has to step down. here is what it says about someone not qualified to be be in the house and the punishment Penalty for sitting if

      unqualified.
      48.-

      1. Any person who sits or votes in the House knowing or having reasonable grounds for knowing that he is not entitled to do so shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or such other sum as may be prescribed by Parliament, for each day on which he so sits or votes in the House.
      2. Any prosecution for an offence under this section shall be instituted in the High Court and shall not be so instituted except by the Director of Public Prosecutions

      so there you are

      As to your question Did he know that he was committing a crime(The Prime Minister), well he said he was
      not and so that is why it is in the court and so he has to prove so showing evinced he that he was truthful elected.

      You also asked why now this is all happening well it is all Politics, since the Prime has been in the house that long and nobody said something. There are also allegations of other members also, What about Edison James who was Prime Minister some time back he to was alleged to be a British Citizen. Let us not be a pawn in peoples agenda when it comes to politics. and always remembered if you do not use your mind someone will use it for you.

      Read the constitution click http://www.da-academy.org/DA_Constitution.htm

      • Tainted
        December 17, 2010

        Saloon, I’d think it would take a bigger fool to comment on what a fool said. Don’t you think so? “and always remembered if you do not use your mind someone else will use it for you”. LMAO!!!!!!!!

  131. Inteligence
    December 12, 2010

    This is the biggest mistake a man ever do ti refuse your french citizenship.
    Doesn’t he know what he is?
    This is more important to him than any amount of money or assets he would ever have in his whole long life.
    when someone have a Dominican Passport, nobody knows you, you are an outcast just like Haitians.
    Believe me when you travel you will know.
    Don’t you see how they send down Dominicans from Guadeloupe lately.
    Since Skerrit sign the no visa treaty they sending us down like rain.
    You have to have: 1.Hotel reservation (very expensive) or Attestation d’accuille
    2.Medical insurance (very expensive)
    3.And 55 euros per day for each day you staying in the french country
    If you don’t have all of the above you better stay in your country or they will embarrass you. You sleep in jail and wait until the next boat.

    Mr. PM, if you have done wrong, giving up your most important asset in your life (your french citizenship). you should make them throw you out , or resign, ortake your jail, pay your fines but should never give up you french citizenship!

    AND STOP LISTENING TO TONY ASTAPHAN, HE IS A SYRIAN!!! INVESTIGATE WHAT PASSPORT HE HAVE. HE WOULD NEVER DO THAT.

    I USE TO THINK YOU WERE VERY INTELLIGENT BUT NOW I SEE YOU SRE THE WORST OF ALL INTELLIGENCE.

    • Anonymous
      December 12, 2010

      You may be intelligent, but you are not patriotic at all. How can you even say this to the PM?

  132. Boyz2men
    December 12, 2010

    Thank God our PM is a Dominican by birth. To all the haterz out there, PLZ get something useful to do. Dominica needs development, not bashing one another.

    • freedom
      December 12, 2010

      The issue is not about hate and love but about breaking the law.If u commit an offense u will surely pay,y should Skerrit not pay?Think wisely.

  133. zandoli
    December 12, 2010

    Please Dummynicans….grow up! Politics politics, politics.

    Weh, zor sot con payen pessy.

  134. Poule Coutouni
    December 12, 2010

    Some people are so opaque that they do not care about right and wrong any more. It is about a mangod. Shame on us!

  135. Charles
    December 12, 2010

    You can hold as many passports as you see fit Sir,most Dominicans who are making a song and dance about this issue have most probably never been outside our shore’s and have not experience the problems of travelling around the world on a Dominican passport. I’m British passport holder does this disqualify me from being a Dominican. unfortunately everything has to be politcized I read a comment from someone saying that a Frenchman is running the country,my dear friend if you know our History the French use to run Dominica this is why in our creol language there are so many French words. The English were also our colonial masters and no one cared to mention this fact! politics is killing us,that’s why I don’t carry any flags.

    • Dominican and Proud
      December 12, 2010

      charles ou sout

    • Anonymous
      December 12, 2010

      unless the law changes it is the law, and those who are in a position to make laws must demonstrate their willingness to live by the laws of our land.

    • Scotland
      December 12, 2010

      You carry a British Passport and presumably you live in Britain. It is a shame that you’ve lived in Britain long enough to have a passport but not long enought to gather some intellectual skills. Your reasoning is poor and your ocntribution to this issue is disappointing.In fact you really did not say anything significant. Try again please.

    • Charri
      December 13, 2010

      man it simple… if u have dual citizenship u cant contest for elections … that doesn’t mean u less of a Dominican… open Ur brain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  136. monster
    December 12, 2010

    nice bloff,say that to people who can’t read and write and who is not aware of the french law.keep covering up for that bastard.

  137. hope
    December 12, 2010

    Some of us in Dominica are too self-serving and pious. Let him who has never lied cast the first stone. I am sure no stones would be turned. I am so tired of these political pious people just hugging the spotlight. If he broke the law let the law deal with him like it would deal with any other criminal and hush your mouths.

    Wise men know when to shut up! Let justice take its course and let the rest of us in Dominica live in quiet please. I hope you all are ready to take the reins of this wheel to lead this country; I do not know if i would settle for one of those foolish folks who just keep talking.

    Just hush your mouths and let justice take its course.

    • Charri
      December 13, 2010

      Justice ??????????? in Dominica?????????????????? u have got to be kidding!!!

  138. madman
    December 12, 2010

    since when so now wonder his head hot :twisted:

  139. LMAO
    December 12, 2010

    Ah boy Skerro, your kaka boiling.

  140. justice for one and justice all
    December 12, 2010

    If I go and rub the bank millions of $, take that money and give to every one in dominica,I’m I a good man?

    • Big-Bannan
      December 12, 2010

      Justice, i like your question. Very brief, concise and to the point.

    • Anonymous
      December 13, 2010

      if you give me a million . . . . . .you will ask god to forgive you, bcos you are a GOOD MAN

  141. D.A MAN IN ATLANTA
    December 12, 2010

    MOST OFF YOU GUYS DON’T CARE BOUT DEVELOPMENT HAPPENING IN DOMINICA,ALL OTHER ISLANDS LEFT US BEHIND,DIRTY POLITICS KEPT US BEHIND ,INSTEAD U GUYS COURAGE THE GOVT.TO DEVELOP THE COUNTRY,YOU’RE ALLOWED THE OPPOSITION PARTY FOOL YOU’RE GUYS,THEY WON’T LIKE TO SEE DEVELOPMENT IN DOMINICA.JUST FOR THEIR POLITICAL REASONS.I DON’T CARE BOUT POLITITION THEY ALL TELL LIES ,BOUT MY EYES CAN SEE ,ALOT IS HAPPENING IN DOMINICA,IF YOU GUYS LOVE YOUR COUNTRY U GUYS WOULD HAVE SAID THE SAME THING ,DOMINICA IS BEHIND LETS FOCUS TO DEVELOP THE COUNTRY LEAVE HATRED BEHIND.

    • Big-Bannan
      December 12, 2010

      D.A Man in ATL that was Dumb, poor intelect, and writing in caps is rude and child-ish. You too seem to have denounced Dominica as a citizen; i wonder if you know who your congressman is, your mayor, and i hope you are legal in ATL. Otherwise you are just an alien seeking refuge and disconnecting yourself from your birthplace. Wise-up.

    • anonymous
      December 12, 2010

      Get it straight!i it is not that Dominicans do not see the development that is happening in the country.. is that people are worried at which cost the development is coming…. what is the point of gaining the world and lose your soul??? just like that what is the point of all the devlopment if you cannot express yourself and live as free as you want in your land of birth?..Skerit is trying to go down the dicatorship road. people like you that go and help develop other man country and not living in the country and understanding what that happening in the country that does make as* statements like that

    • stupes
      December 13, 2010

      don’t be a hypocrite… because we want development… we have to do it without morals and ethics????????????????

  142. Nathaniel Peltier
    December 12, 2010

    I remember singing to a Dominican flag. I remember reading my constitution. If what Mr. Linton says is true with regard to the date. The Pm has no regard for the constitution and if something is not done about it. Our legal system would have no base.
    We must remember that our constitution remains the fabric of our daily life and if it can be put aside by one man it should be put a side for all men.

    I look forward to see who is going to charge the PM soon because laws have been broken.

  143. Charri
    December 12, 2010

    well bring it on, all criminals start committing crimes because Dominica is lawless!!!! everybody do what allu want – that is what our “exemplary” prime minister has taught us.

    An you mean to tell me it have Dominicans that still saying “leave skerrit alone”?… boy some Dominicans really good for nothing!

  144. bunny
    December 12, 2010

    So wait a minute. the law only applies to those we do not like? from what lennox is saying, roosevelt skerrit by his own hand applied for french citizenship and then earlier this year renounced it, this taking of another citizenship of his own free will as an adult disqualified him for running for office. renouncing said citizenship does not make this go away. wrong is wrong and we are all equal before the law. why my god is this issue taking so long to come before the courts? why? i am just praying for dominica now, because i can see exactly where we are headed. this will make 1979 look like a kindergarten party. and for what? just to give the young man a chance?

  145. The Outsider
    December 12, 2010

    I can foresee his opponents wishing for him to stand before the ‘Standards and Priviledges Committee’, if such exists in the DA Parliament.

    It is worth saying that: ‘those without flaws should throw the first stone’.

    Mr Skerrit has a genuine desire to improve the lives of the people of this great nation.

    If he is forced to resign, it is worth bearing in mind that he is employable anywhere in the world as he has musterd up sufficient contacts.

  146. Karkabeff
    December 12, 2010

    JAIL HIM, JAIL HIM!!!!!!! Plain and simple. Skerrit, the then AG, Minister of Legal Affairs and the Chief Elections Officer should be jailed. The IPO should be disbanded while the Comissioner Of Police and DPP fired by the president for failing to do their job. How can a reporter find all that information and those charged for protecting our rights under the constitution sit on their behind and do nothing? This is shameful, shameful, shameful and pathetic. The President needs to grow some bawls and take swift actions to save our country.

    Now Dominicans should assemble as a unit and demand, not request, DEMAND that the President fire Skerrit. LOCK DOWN THE COUNTRY I SAY if he does not get fired. Enough is enough! Hail Mary Full Of Grace……………

    • Dominican and Proud
      December 12, 2010

      Agreed!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is not just Skirritt but also the officials we Dominican employ to protect our rights under the Constitution should be charged for failing to do their jobs.

    • Merry Maker
      December 12, 2010

      And Spraggs will be PM , Eddoe Minister of Agri, Ron Minister of health, Matt Minister of Communication, Angelo Minister of Foreign Affairs Ron Christopher AG…Lennox Minister of Home Affairs Jerry Minister of Industry and we will pick up some others along the way. A real “KARKABETH” Cabinet……..Is that what you want you idiot?
      The case will be called ,if skerrit loses he will win the bye election and everything will be back to as it was …what will be your next step.
      Stop and think all those persons who let hatred be their motivating force.

  147. Fete SaL
    December 12, 2010

    skerrit filed a petition of denounciation in 2003. the process took 7 years to be finalized. some of you have been waiting for a green card for over 10 years now.

    • bunny
      December 12, 2010

      you really believe that eh?

    • Dominican and Proud
      December 12, 2010

      In that case he should wait until it comes through. and he should not use the Constitution to wipe his behind.

    • anonymous
      December 12, 2010

      Tebeh

  148. BELZBOB
    December 12, 2010

    One question – Who are we and the generations after us supposed to look up to when our leaders are so disingenuous ??

    • The Outsider
      December 12, 2010

      Look inside your closet and you’ll find some skeletal bones spelling the word ‘disingenuous’

    • Observer
      December 12, 2010

      No one will answer that question honestly because some of us have been paid and our lives are in the hands of men who are unscrupulous and just plain disgusting!!

  149. BELZBOB
    December 12, 2010

    I believe for a law to carry any weight it has to be applicable to everyone. As long as we make exceptions to the law for certain people then that law becomes worthless. All laws set to govern a country are equal. From the simplest law to the most complicated law are equal. Every law has it’s consequence and everyone who breaks a law should be made to suffer the consequence no matter who they are.
    We can’t just dismiss a law for who we want when we want because who’s to then determine who is gonna uphold what law. Anytime we dismiss a law we weaken the validity and integrity of all the other laws of the land.

  150. BELZBOB
    December 12, 2010

    Brilliant. Unfortunately most of the political junkies are going to just breeze right through it because it’s too hard for them to digest. I really like the direction you took.

  151. Patriot
    December 12, 2010

    I don’t know what you people are losing your minds about. The man is just preparing for the bar-elections. He expects to lose the court case. The court is going to declare the seat vacant. He will run in the subsequent bar election and be back in government. At the end of the day it will still come down to the “will of the people of Vielle Case.”

    All we have to do is look at Jamaica. In the last elections there have been no less than three individuals whose election to parliament were voided by the court dude to dual citizenship. All they did was revoke their foreign citizenship and run in the consequent bar-elections. They are all back in parliament.

    I do not know what the nomination form for a candidate for general elections look like. But I would think that one of the questions who pertain to citizenship. There must be stiff consequences for deliberate false information entered by the candidate. Apart from any successful election being voided, that individual should be barred from any future general or local government elections.

    We really need to take these things much more seriously. Bar elections for such reasons are an unnecessary financial burden on our limited resources. And they are also very disruptive to national development.

    I am one who believes that one should not be a member of the parliament of Dominica, Elected or Senator, and hold citizenship of a foreign power. Also individuals who are members of parliament should not be allowed to reside abroad and hold their place in parliament by manipulating the three sitting absence rule.

    It is time we take ourselves and the governance of our country much more seriously. Especially if we expect others to take us seriously. It is because of such slackness that those in the “first world” refer to countries like ours as “banana republics.”

  152. lisad
    December 12, 2010

    My My My.. after all that hatred levied at Mr. Skerrit, he still gave up his citizenship. This is a man who truly loves his country. But that is not enough. No matter what you do Mr. Skerrit, it will never satisfy Lennox Linton and his friends . Why? because their so called investigative reports are driven by the most evil force on earth….. Bitterness.

    • Observer
      December 12, 2010

      You are a sad individual if you do not see the wrong in the PM’s actions. And we are to believe him when something else comes up? Love of country? It is easier to give a man in DA a glass of rum and get his loyalty than to go to Guadeloupe where people are much wiser. We are too easily fooled and can be bought just as easily. Open your eyes because the times are here!!!

    • Nac Vibes
      December 12, 2010

      No, this is a man trying to stay out a jail.

    • More propaganda
      December 13, 2010

      No. These investigative reports are driven for truth and justice, which will soon prevail. God is watching and He does not like ugly.
      Stop being such a blind follower. Have a love for your country and be objective. Forget about your allegiance to the DLP. By the way, I am stating a non partisan view on this issue. I’m for the LOVE of Dominica, for myself and my legacy.
      What Skerritt has done is illegal, wrong and further proof for his so called invincibility.
      He was a prime minister in all of this time, and he took an active step to go in front of the people who voted for him and LIED to Dominica and the people who voted for him.
      He pledged allegiance to a LIE.
      Now the light is truly shining on Skerritt’s demonic deeds and continuing lies.

      • More propaganda
        December 13, 2010

        All of this should be seen as a CONSTITUTIONAL issue. He lied to the State and to the Nation.He needs to look deep into his conscience and resign. Period.

  153. Sniper
    December 12, 2010

    LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE! Never in the history of world leaders I’m seeing a prime minister lie like the Dominican prime minister. Lies after Lies! Majority of Dominicans believing in lies . I really wonder how he ever sleeps comfortable in his bed, I just cannot believe a man in high position knows what he is gonna say is a lie and still says it. He will always say it because majority of Dominicans are fools and ignorant therefore he preying on that. I hope when his pant bebin to catch fire, as it’s already has, hope you all will have enough fire trucks to out it.

  154. lol
    December 11, 2010

    WELL WHO CARES IF YOU WUD WIPE SKERRIT’S BOOM BOOM OR NOT!!! …….POINT IS HE BROKE THE LAW N LIKE EVERY OTHER INSIGNIFICANT MOSQUITO ON THE ISLAND….HE SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS ACTIONS…..BASSIICCAALLYY IT IS WAT IT IS..NO ONE IS ABOVE THE BLOODY LAW!!!!

  155. WHAT A JOKE
    December 11, 2010

    well i listened to the show and never heared lennox say this…and i thinkk he said he applied for a passport in 2003,

  156. Well Look it
    December 11, 2010

    well well well well…

    So Skerro lied ONCE again eh?

    Claiming that he obtained french citizenship in June 1972?

    weh weh weh weh….so we have an illegal prime minister on our backs…yes i

    so that case is a clear lose for the boy…lol

    i see a marjeee make a comment about drop bombshell in court…but how they foolish so nuh?

    the court is only concerned with what you held AT THE TIME of your normination.

    So if a police catch u driving without licence in December, give u a ticket…you can go and pay your license in June and say ok office look back your ticket?

    Allu laybarites doh tired talk sot?…LOL LOL

  157. Jupe
    December 11, 2010

    I support the developments/improvements under his administration, but the fact of the matter is, if this issue about his dual citizenship is true…then I’m really disappointed in him for breaking the law and not leveling with the people. Like someone commented, if the leader of a country is not going to abide by the laws, then why should the citizens abide by the laws.

  158. The guard
    December 11, 2010

    There is nothing despots like and thrive on as ignorant, silly, nonthinking citizens, and Skeritt is blessed with many of them in Dominica.. People stop the nonsense. There are lots of Dominicans outside of Dominica and you are making us look stupid and unsophisticated, people will disrespect and look down on us, if they read the ignorance that is coming from this Dominica forum, please don’t don’t that to us.. They will tell us who do you think you are, you come from a Banana Republic of ignorant stupid people.

    Thank you.

  159. sa sa yai?
    December 11, 2010

    If PM is, and was not qualified to be the prime minister of Dominica….guess someone failed to do their home work!!!!! my question is who? and why now? but if PM. Skerrit willfully withheld information, then he should be held accountable…and if he had an accomplice then others might be in the same boat as the PM…..why allow a none qualified candidate govern a country?

    How ever I don’t think having dual citizen is the main reason reason for this argument…but more to do with politicians doing what they do best…

    I am not out there to support politicians, I refuse to get involve in politics, when I was a child my dad said politics and religion WILL destroy the world, and it’s happening today, but we need a leader…and without proper structure society will crumble.

    It’s clear that some of us indulge in topic we are not able to relate too…we confuse every thing with politics….. with little or no knowledge of the issue at hand, writing comments that are sometimes senseless, and not pertaining to a particular topic or article… we should be very careful what we say or do…cause we are not in the position to go deeper under ground…condemning Skerrit. means someone else might bring us deeper under…..cause politician sometimes makes promises during election but fail to deliver after. the landslide..

    Please me mindful, my observation has nothing to do wit a particular party……. my Country and it’s people are of more importance..

    We should support our people, for we are the government of our Country…..PM going to jail does not affect only him…but all Dominicans….why go down in history twice….remember P.J..
    Even if our is island is like a dot on the map we do exist…

  160. hard cure da
    December 11, 2010

    I HOPE THIS THINGS IN NOT HAMPERING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY.
    IF THE PM DO WRONG HE HAVE TO PAY FOR IT. THE LABOUR PARTY SHOULD HOLD A BOARD MEETING AND APPOINT A NEW LEADER TILL ALL THOSE THING REGULATED.
    RIGHT NOW THE PM HAVE TO MUCH TO DEAL WITH HE WILL CONTINUE MAKING STUPID MISTAKE.

  161. 305 goon
    December 11, 2010

    I’m so proud of Mr. Skerrit. PUTTING DOMINICA FIRST!!!!!!!! MR. SKERRIT I APPLAUD YOU!

    • More propaganda
      December 13, 2010

      He put us first by LYING to us?
      Come on now, remove your blinders and be objective in this matter.
      He needs to resign as soon as possible.
      What happens in the dark eventually comes into the light. Skerritt has committed too many lies and underhand foolery in DA. Enough is enough.

  162. i like AMERICA
    December 11, 2010

    P.M. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH MAN…….. BUT IT BREAKS MY HEART TO HEAR SUCH NEWS…

    PLEASE TELL ME YOU WERE NOT A FRENCH CITIZEN…

    I LOVE YOU P.M. BUT THE LAW IS THE LAW… WE ALL MUST ADHERE TO THE LAWS OF OUR THE LAND.. OH MY IT HURTS ME TOO HEAR

  163. Gee
    December 11, 2010

    *******WHAT NOW?? SHOULD THE PM DETERMINE HIS OWN FATE?????*****************

    For those of us who says the PM should now be left alone is like saying ok, if a thief breaks into our home or a bank, steals your money but comes back months later and gives it back….would that be ok???

    Should someone who commits a crime be left alone or be pardon simply because he has made his own remedy???

    THIS IS A LAND OF LAWS. WE ARE NOT HAITI. LAWS MUST BE FOLLOWED!!!! THE LAWS OF DOMINICA DOES NOT GIVE US THE CHANCE TO REMEDY OUR UNLAWFUL ACTS WHEN WE MIGHT COMMIT THEM!! SO WHY SHOULD WE ALLOW THE PM TO MAKE HIS OWN REMEDY???

    Just remember the fabric of our land is maintain by how and when we have chosen to apply our laws!!! The PM is not the law, thus he is not the one the make his own remedy. If this is the case then we mighy as well get the prisoners out of stockfarm prison!! We must stop making this into a political issue and start seeing this as a legal issue!!

    WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS!! ARE WE NOT?????? ARE WE NOT????

  164. english
    December 11, 2010

    only uneducated people will see and know something is wrong and say leave it alone. We have seen a clear case of someone who raped and violated the constitution of our country and yet some say leave the man alone. Mr.Lennox Linton is a well respected man and he should be commended for his journalism skills. Dominicans let us look at the bigger picture wrong is wrong regardless of who is doing it. Mr. Skerrit brought a lot of money into the development of our country. He knowinly violated the laws of our country when he made this statement thats the constitution cannot prevent him from being nominated was a blatanly disrespect of our countrys laws.

  165. An illegal PM?
    December 11, 2010

    BURNING QUESTIONS

    Did Skerritt commit an illegal act by being nominated for elections and lied to all Dominicans about that dual citizenship matter? Did Skerritt openly disobey and disrespect the LAWS of Dominica? Therefore is Skerritt an illegal PM? What does the LAW say about someone vying to be a parliamentarian who is a DUAL CITIZEN? All of you blogging support for Skerritt’s actions against the LAWS of the LAND must be MENTALLY DERANGED. MUST BE. So Skerritt is SUPER-HUMAN and so is above the LAW? Don’t you all have a CONSCIENCE. So you all telling the WORLD that in Dominica all LAWS should be ERASED from the BOOKS and just act LAWLESSLY? LET Skerritt and his DLP Govt. do what they want, when they want, how they want? What kind of Dominica would that be? Would you all allow your child or children to just do wrong things and not talk to them or scold them? Are you all thinking correctly? Where are the brains in your heads? So is trash that in you all Cabessa? ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS TRUTHFULLY.

    SOME WORDS OF WISDOM

    Lying is the opposite of the truth. So anything, which is not the truth for sure, is a lie. A lie can therefore be something oral or written, which could be totally or partially baseless, unreal, made-up, distorted or exaggerated. A 5-foot pole is described as a 10-foot pole. Similarly giving praise out of proportion to someone is a form of lie. .Lying is giving some information while believing it to be untrue, intending to deceive by doing so. Hence a lie has three essential features: (1) A lie communicates some information, (2) the liar intends to deceive or mislead, and (3) the liar believes that what they are ‘saying’ is not true.

    A liar tells a lie for the purpose of: (1) concealing the truth, since they are afraid of truth or punitive actions by law or individuals once the truth is established, (2) for cheating and deceiving others and enjoying their misery like Satan did to Prophet Adam, and (3) short-term worldly gains i.e., gaining their favors or monetary gains until the lies are not exposed as a lie. Among the characteristics of liars is that they only believe after annoying insistence. Some people assume that their own lowly characteristics are normal to others natures while in fact, we know that people are mirrors of their own manners. Courageous people with good manners and conduct cannot bear falsehood nor can they accept to be polluted by such filth. Liars suffer from a mental disorder, which keeps them from speaking the truth. Those who resort to lying subconsciously feel weak and humiliated for lying is the front of the weak and the cowards.

    There are as many advantages for truthfulness as there are disadvantages for lying. Truthfulness is one of the most beautiful traits and lying one of the ugliest. The tongue translates man’s external feelings to the outside. Therefore, if lying stems from envy and or enmity, it is one of the most dangerous sign of anger. If it stems from stinginess or habit, it is from the effects of burning lusts of man. If a man’s tongue becomes poisoned with lying and its filth appears on him, its effects are like the effects of the autumn wind on the leaves of trees.

    Lying extinguishes the light of man’s existence and lights the fire of treachery in him. It also has an amazing reaction in terminating the ties of unity and harmony between and spreading hypocrisy. Three bad signs are: lying, betraying trust and going back on his word. They lie to themselves. For people with evil intentions lying is an open door for them to reach their selfish goals by concealing the facts behind their magical words and capturing innocent people with their poisonous lies.Liars have no time for them to think or reflect. They rarely consider the possible conclusions, claiming that ‘no one will ever discover their secrets’. In their words we find many mistakes and contradictions. Liars will eternally become covered with shame, failure and disgrace. Therefore, it is true to say that ‘liars have bad memories.’

    Lies often roll off the human tongue just as fast as the moths are attracted to an open flame. The consequences of both are sometimes equally flammable. Being truthful is an endearing quality that we all would be blessed to attain in our lifetime and is a commodity that is becoming more and more scarce in this present world as the hands of time relentlessly spin round and round.

    • sighs
      December 12, 2010

      other ppl have to comment as well you doh find ur comment too long……this not an article u kno….stupes man

      • are you mentally deranged?
        December 12, 2010

        Glad you took some time to read the article. But what bothers you? The length of the article or the truthfulness of its contents?

      • Big-Bannan
        December 12, 2010

        I support your comment on the Long Article; there is a word in the dictionary for that: Self-ish.

        • For Free Speech
          December 13, 2010

          The truth in the article is like a thorn in you all side. Not even the TRUTH shall set some of you FREE. Continue to wallow in falsehoods and ignorance. What do you all feel about Skerritt’s illegal actions? It’s OK for you all? That’s the question, not the length of the article I would not trust any of you to bring up any child in the spirit of honesty and with sound moral values. Denounce Skerritt’s illegality as PM not the article.

      • yes i
        December 12, 2010

        lol

    • Gary
      December 12, 2010

      Wow I thought you were not going to end. What is all that about, Just to steal one of your own lines and instead of using the word lies. “opinions are often roll off the human tongue just as fast as the moths are attracted to an open flame.” Oh really, was it Satan who brought misery to Adam, never knew Adam was a prophet. Here is another one of your so called wisdom quote “Courageous people with good manners and conduct cannot bear falsehood nor can they accept to be polluted by such filth.” wow, is that true?

      “A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren’t we like that wise old bird?”

  166. truth
    December 11, 2010

    I think if lennox and these guys are so concern they should run for politics and stop scap goatiing Dominicans to take actions which they are afraid off taking up there slef

    • BELZBOB
      December 12, 2010

      Is that the advice you would give to your child or family member if they were to come to you exposing an injustice that was done to them ??

  167. FRANCIS FRANCIS CHICAGO IL
    December 11, 2010

    MY P.M YOU NEED A BETTER ADVISOR TONY ASTAPHAN YOU NEED TO LET HIM GO.

    • MASTER P
      December 12, 2010

      tony is not the man advisor, tony is the man puppet master and skerro is the puppet!

    • BIG JOKE
      December 12, 2010

      lol lol lol…that is all I can do at your response….

      all the garbage u post here..in support of an illegally elected PM…

      what allu gone do now?

      what allu gone say now?

      Time for action in Dominica!

      the PM illegal, the cabinet illegal…alas…18-3

  168. Patat
    December 11, 2010

    That happen since February!!!

    Only now that journalist get d information?

    I want to know if his telephone and internet service was cut for all that time!!!

    All you studying Skerrit but all you will not get a certificate at the end of that study is all I know. Is d citizens and d electorate that correcting all you paper and we all know what that going and write on d paper – Resist and do d course over again for another five years and maybe all you will get a certificate of participation with no honors.

    Now for the analysis (no spin) on this move.

    Is February 5, 2010 the effective date or was it done before the date of last year’s nomination? The bombshell will explode in court when d case continues. But then again it will be much ado about nothing!!!

    Now Skerrit you deliberately use d old laptop that have d crack on d screen – yes d one that doh have the protection installed. You want to have a laugh at them boys because you done know you were right all along. Well Maynard, sorry to see you stand no chance. It was all a false alarm!!!

    • Sugar
      December 14, 2010

      What’s your point Patat? You are really a Mother’s Potato!!

  169. real possie
    December 11, 2010

    linton wrote he was born at the pmh is that not enough well sah the guy navel string bury in the back
    how much more u need to be off that land this guy did more in da than any other pm and he’s still
    doing more but we in da or from da cry wolf all the time but one day he will not be there to come running
    only then some off us will see his work and how good he was but like i say they will still blame him

  170. hush up
    December 11, 2010

    so when ron green, wiltshire and others went up with foreign citizenship it was ok but is Skerrit all you behind. The constitution re dual citizenship is not only for the PM but for senators as well. So all the UWP supporters look in your backyard first before you jump on the band wagon.

    Skerrit did the right thing and I support him 100%. We will win the vieille case seat again when by-elections are called.

    Skerrit could have gotten it 20 years ago or 7 years ago, I don’t care. Is Skerrit we like.

  171. T. Winston
    December 11, 2010

    i honestly fed up read that now. Isn’t there any better news in circulation. I’d even take beth right now. I hate all these politically fueled stories

    • IS SO WE COME?
      December 11, 2010

      Well stop reading it and commenting ………DUH!

    • Channel 1
      December 12, 2010

      Why is the truth and facts such a difficult thing for some of us to handle?

    • One Love
      December 12, 2010

      :?:

    • DD
      December 12, 2010

      I agree!!! This is getting a bit boring. It just sounds like more like a Vendetta.

  172. Q95
    December 11, 2010

    S…..Y ALLAN YOU SHOULD BE ASHAME AND SHUT YOUR MOUTH TO TALK OF CORRUPTION.
    BECAUSE OF YOUR CORRUPTION YOU HAD TO FLEE THE COUNTRY. COME BACK TO Dca AND PAY TO CEASAR WHAT IS DUE TO CEASAR.(WANTED)….YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHY YOU CANT GO BACK TO D/A, EVEN AFTER THE DEATH OF YOUR POOR MOTHER…SHAME….PEOPLE LIKE YOU SHOULD JUST BE MUTE. PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT SPOILING D/A’S GOOD NAME BECAUSE OF GREED…WHAT ELSE HAVE YOU CONTRIBUTED TO YOUR COUNTRY OTHER THAN CORRUPTION?…TAKE YOUR BLOWS WHERE YOU ARE AND DEM CEASARS ARE WAITING FOR YOU IN DOMINICA.

  173. ilovemyPM
    December 11, 2010

    give skerrit a break!
    he is there to stay so take it or leave it!!

    • Anonymous
      December 11, 2010

      He has been given so many breaks that’s why he believes he can keep lying to people like you.

    • Conscious
      December 11, 2010

      Give Skeritt a break, you say. What about the Constitution of the country? Is it to be disregarded? Are we to be governed by the rule of law, which those in public office have sworn to uphold and protect, or we to do what we like when it suits us regardless of what the laws of this country require of us? What kind of country do we want to live in?

    • Channel 1
      December 12, 2010

      Mr Skerrit is here to stay? Really?…….lol. So he will become the first person in history to rule forever…..lol. Well well well…….don’t allow fantasies and wishes to hamper your ability to make proper judgments about reality.

    • Real Dominican.
      December 12, 2010

      ilovemyPM-S……Yea he was put there by Chavez…..tell us something different

    • Mystikal
      December 12, 2010

      i feel sorry for you. you need help. high level of ignorance you call that.

  174. INTELLECTUAL GANSTA!!!
    December 11, 2010

    Well, if one exhibits blatant contempt for the Laws and the Constitution of the Land, with no apparent consequence,or repercussions, what is there to expect?…How do they expect anyone to obey the Law, when they themselves are exhibiting a contempt for “The Constitution,The Law, and the Rights of the People”?

    I keep wonderring to myself,where else on Earth,what Country on Earth, can a Head of State arrogantly and defiantly undermine,disregard and blatanty violate the Constitution and the Laws of that said Country and not be held accountable.
    He or She would be very fortunate not to be thrown out of office,and dragged before the Courts in handcuffs and thrown in jail….. Dominica is still a Democracy, isn’t it?….
    I wonder if President Obama,the Prime Minster of England, or any other Head of State exihibit such contempt for their respective Constitution,where would they be now…

    The Constitution is the Supreme Law of the LAND. It must be obeyed,respected,and adhered to by ALL…no exceptions….It is the very core,the foundation and fabric of our Democracy….And the Constitution of the Commonwealth must be defended by ALL of its CITIZENS…..NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW….NO ONE! AND EVERYONE MUST RESPECT AND OBEY THE CONSTITUTION..AND THE LAWS OF THE LAND…..From “Top to bottom,and Bottom to Top”…..

    One should never exhibit such vicious contempt and orrogant behavior towards the Constitution of Dominica,or any Country for that matter, and be rewarded with the Office of the Prime Minister….No way!…..

    Just renouncing ones French Citizenship now, is not quite good enough. It is a sad case of “too little too late”. After all the arrogance and defiance,what is the true reason for this now?…..
    The morally decent thing to do now,is to simply resign from the Office of the Prime Minister now, and save yourself and us all the embarrasment…..Because quite frankly, in the midst of all the rumors and allegations,lawlessness and orrogance. And under the very dark clouds of alleged deceit and deceptions, lies, thievery and corruption,you are coming across more and more, as a common “thug”,and a “common criminal”….Which is a damn disgrace and very shameful for the Office of the Prime Minister of Dominica. An Office that is suppose to be very honorable and prestigious.

    I will leave you with two qoutes..”Tell me what you are conceited about,and i will tell you what you lack”……And please, remember this…..”The afternoon knows what the morning never expected”,… always………

    Thank you……May GOD help, bless and protect Dominica and Dominicans…..
    All the Best..and…..Profound Peace to all……….

    • Anonymous
      December 12, 2010

      I don’t understand all this going back and forth about the P.M. citizenship. Did Mr. Eddison Chenfield James give up his British Citizenship? If so when? It is a fact that Mr. James was the P.M. and continue to hold dual citizenship should we erase that part of history?

  175. FED UP DOMINICAN
    December 11, 2010

    OK he is no longer a french citizen. He has one nationality and one passport.

    To all the other Dominicans who hold US and British passports are you going to denounce those.
    No you wont. I’m sure some of you would have a fit if your dual citizenships were taken away from you. I know there are thousands of Dominicans with dual British citizenship, the staff at Petty France in St James Park must have worked overtime with all the applications they had to process.

    In the US some are saying that Obama is not a true American. In the UK some way that Prince Philip is not a true British (he was born in Greece). Hitler was not a true German (he was born in Austria). Why are people so hell bent on the PM going to Stockfarm. A fine would be sufficient.
    Then to make sure this never happens again, each and everyone standing for government should be vetted and a back ground check should be done on them.

    Never have I lived in a country were the people was so blinded by politics. To those who say that there are more important things happening/could happen in Dominica I agree 100%. By all means be politicaly savvy, but dont let it rule your lives and judgement.

    • PAIN
      December 11, 2010

      He must speak the truth, don’t lie to people. If you want to remain in power do things straight.

      • wow
        December 11, 2010

        He will remain in power so deal with it PAIN, now all the other political candidates in all parties give up your dual citizenships too its on, each for one so each for all.

        So many Dominicans out in other countries becoming dual citizens what are we saying to them is dont come home if you intend to go in politics this Country has no love for its Born children so if you go out to find work and schooling and happen to become a citizen of another country dont come home and try to develop your country stay, so sad but its true, i will make sure my children never come back to this ignorant places.

      • FED UP DOMINICAN
        December 11, 2010

        Yes I agree, he should have come clean right from the off. He must have known that there are those who would dig into his past. I still say that some of those making all the noise, should be careful that their dual citizenships does not come back to haunt them.

        It is good that there are journalists in Dominica who are up front with info, but we must not get to excited and hang onto their every word. We must also question where and how they obtain their info. Do they pay their spies (corruption again).

        No matter how big or small, we all have secrets that we want to remain buried.

      • Anonymous
        December 11, 2010

        Are you retarded. No one says you can’t have dual citizenship. it says if you want to be in politics you should not. SIMPLE

        • FED UP DOMINICAN
          December 11, 2010

          Am I retarded. Obviously not as retarded as you. My point is that some of those shouting the loudest, judging someone else have dual citizenship.

          I did not say he was in the right. Its obvious that some of us live for DNO, try playing chess, learn to concentrate on some something else.

    • MB
      December 11, 2010

      Fed up Dominica you need to understand what’s going you are comparing apple with oranges. The Dominicans who hold british and us passports did not seek the office of prime minister. The PM broke the law and he should be thrown out of office. Don’t bring President Obama into this he has only one passport not two.

      • FED UP DOMINICAN
        December 11, 2010

        Actually it’s apples with pears.

        Gosh, I’m surprised, after reading some of the comments, I thought that they were written by future PMs.

      • LALA
        December 11, 2010

        Thrown out of office,well i sorry for you , you will have to wait till the 5 years are up and then he will still be there ,so you have a VERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRY long time to wait

        • lol
          December 13, 2010

          :-that is why linton got thrown out of antigua. causing problems. majority of dominicans love skirret and of you know that he is going nowhere. get over it. HATERS.

    • seegway
      December 11, 2010

      Fed Up Dominican, what does “all the other Dominicans” holding other passports have anything to do with politics? I am not a supporter of any political party…I support right and denounce wrong.

    • MASTER P
      December 11, 2010

      so what u are saying is that u want a criminal and NOTORIOUS LIAR to be head of yous=r country?
      are you reterded?
      the man is a liar almost everything he says is a lie and he is now a criminal seeing that he did this crime
      or runnin for office knowing that it was against d law…. so when ppl kill, steal, sell drugs we must only
      issue a fine.
      u must be retarded!

    • Anonymous
      December 11, 2010

      You are mixing matters. I have Canadian citizenship and I still have my Dominican citizenship. There are lots of us in the diaspora who do. The difference is we are not heads of state we are private citizens.
      As a head of state you cannot disregard the law. Obama would not be president if he was a citizen of another country. State leaders are held to a higher standard and that is what we need to look at not how many Dominicans gave dual citizenship we are private citizens. Mr skerrit is a public official he answers to the people.
      We need to move on yes, but we can’t ignore the obvious.

    • Cerberus
      December 11, 2010

      You are behind the times. The Passport office is no longer at Petty France but behind Victoria Station. Our constitution, unlike some other countries, does not prohibit people from holding dual citizenship. It is however, very clear in proscribing such people from being appointed senators or holding office under certain circumstances. If you do not believe in the rule of law that’s is something your conscience has to contend with. Otherwise I would suggest you read up on our constitution. It is available on line.

    • Lizavier4Jesus
      December 11, 2010

      To: Fed Up Dominican

      I most certainly can see the point you are trying to make. And I do not know much about this so-called lie from the Prime Minister that Dominicans are talking about. But I read that the Prime Minister was born at the “PRINCESS MARGRET HOSPITAL IN ROSEAU”. I do not know where he was raised. I just do not understand what makes him in-illegible to contest in elections and to become the Prime Minister of a country where he was born.

      I am now both, a citizen of Dominica and of Canada, because Dominica allows us to hold dual citizenship. That is the reason Primie Skerrit could hold a dual citizenship in the first place. Some countries do not allow that privilege to their people. A Trinidadian can either be a citizen of Trinidad or a citizen of Canada for example. I believe it is the same way in Jamaica, since I have heard some of my friends from there say, that if they use their Canadian Passport to travel to Jamaica, authority there stamps that passport with a date at which they must leave Jamaica.

      I can understand why a Trinidadian who is a citizen of Canada would not be allowed to run for government office in Trinidad. For he/she has given up this right, based on the conditions in their law. Or why my son, who is a born citizen of Canada, even he should take up citizenship in Dominica, would not be allowed to participate or contest in election for government office in Dominica.

      But in my case, suppose I should return to Dominica and decided to contest for government office there (something which I would never do of course) how is it that I am not illegible to contest and to become a minister of Government in my country of birth? I mean this is my most natural citizenship!

      Prime Minister Skerrit is young and he seems to have very powerful wisdom and philosophy. Could this nature of his be the reason he felt bold to say that “no law could prevent him from contesting in a government election” according to a comment I just read? If that is true he should know what he talking about, you know!

      I mean that I can understand why Guadeloupe, the homeland of Mr Skerrit’s mother, would not allow him that privilege, because he is not a citizen there by birth. But how is the law written in Dominica, that it prevents a citizen of it own country to contest in elections, because he/she attained citenship from another country, and yet it allows people the privilege of dual citizenship?

      Please people, I am not taking sides. I am just trying to make some sense out of all this on my own, since I do not find any reliable source to go by.

    • village girl
      December 12, 2010

      it’s because of people like u why skerrit nt in prison now. u listen but dnt understand i suppose u r nt educated!! it’s nt too late to educate yr self. I hold british passort as well as Dominican but as de law of de land states i can’t take up politicl office cause i obtain British passport as an ADULT BY CHOICE. maybe u’ll understand now with a bit of CAPS. ok

    • Anonymous
      December 12, 2010

      You obviously have sh-t for brains

  176. concerned young woman
    December 11, 2010

    I want all the legal bigwigs to correct me if i am wrong. Mr. Honorable Prime Minister if what I have read above is true then can it be concluded that you were not eligible to contest the elections of 2009?

  177. Enough Already
    December 11, 2010

    DOMINICA IS BETTER OFF WITH SKERRIT AND WITHOUT HIM. I AM NOT A SKERRIT FAN BUT THE PAST FEW YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT IN DA HAVE MADE ME LIKE HIM AND HIS GOVT MORE. NO GOVT IS PERFECT…..TO GET THINGS DONE IN POLITICS YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHINGS YOU ARE NOT PROUD OF. WORK WITH THE YOUNG MAN NOT AGAINST HIM.

    • Anonymous
      December 11, 2010

      Work with your kids when they break a bank and bring home the stolen money don’t punish them because they are hungry and you need the money to buy food.
      No one is saying the prime minister is not doing good work. But if he broke the law then he has to pay the price. Wrong is wrong.

    • follower
      December 11, 2010

      What are you talking about? Are you really serious or you mentally challenged? Your silly statement make it very clear that the only reason why you think Dominica has developed under Skerrit is proof you are a fan of his. Stop trying to hide! How could I support a pm who is constantly breaking the laws of the land? Constantly befor the court with nationals? How can I teach my children to obey the law when I am deliberately doing the opposite? We have been a law abiding nation and we cannot and should not change just to support someone who does not want to come clean. If Mr. Skerrit is to remain in office on the basis that he is bringing development then when he is gone and someone else is elected to serve as PM, we should tell them that we are not concerned about them being clean as long as they bring development. This to me is nonsense. We want our leaders to be clean and serve well. Others have done it before and there is no reason for another person to bring so called development through crooked means. Let’s clean up the mess now before it gets too messy and start to smell before our friends

  178. Mr Sout City
    December 11, 2010

    First move of skerret I support

  179. MASTER P
    December 11, 2010

    well d X frenchman lies seem to b catchin up! I just waitin to c how he and tony goin spin this one…
    u know dem boys r certified lairs… so i waitin and trust me i takin notes bcuz if skerro dont go jail i man can do anything and not a police can even talk much less touch me… this country have no laws so y is there a court house or even a prison???

  180. Lord Blackstone
    December 11, 2010

    I disagree with everyone saying leave skerrit. This is very important, u cannot just sweep it under the carpet because u support him, if our head of state is not following our laws then why should anyone else, i am very disappointed in him, u have been corrupted by power and greed, and u now place this nation back to 1979 when we had another labour prime minister with the same attitude, we care constantly in political turmoil instead of focusing on building our nation, u people saying leave the pm alone are fools, if it was not for the bold patriots during Patrick John, u would not be writing on DNO today, this is very serious and if skerrit got any moral sense left face your punishment, the least u can do for your country is bow gracefully, this is clear abuse of the law, it will lead to disaster.

    • PAIN
      December 11, 2010

      Good sence and commonsence!

    • Gary
      December 13, 2010

      First of, you are bringing dishonor to the Name your using. Why are you finding someone guilty on hear say. or because you do not agree with him Politically. Mr Linton said something, that does not necessarily say it is true, The Mater is before the courts, until then we cannot say that the Prime Minister broke any Law, yes you have a right to your opinion or have Political linings, but in the end it is the court that is going to say if The Prime Minister broke any Law. If the Prime said that he did not break any Law, then he has a right to present evidence in court to support what he says, so until then wait to hear what the outcome of the case will be.. .

  181. Devoted Dominican.
    December 11, 2010

    LENNOX LINTON,

    DOES TRYING TO DIVIDE THE COUNTRY AND IT’S PEOPLE MAKE YOU A BIGGER MAN? THE ANSWER IS NO. FOR YOU WILL ALWAYS BE, AND WILL ALWAYS REMAIN THE SCUM OF THE EARTH. EVERY HUMAN BEING KNOWS THAT A PERSON IS A CITIZEN OF THE COUNTRY WHERE THEY WERE BORN, AND NOT WHERE THEIR PARENTS WAS BORN. AND SO THAT MAKES THE PM A CITIZEN OF DOMINICA AND HIS MOTHER A FRENCH CITIZEN. LENNOX, YOUR MIND IS SO WHOOPED AND SHALLOW THAT YOU OPERATE WITH AN IQ OF A SPOIL TWO YEAR OLD. AS I HAVE OFTEN SAID TO YOU THAT I AM SORRY TO SEE THAT BIRTH CONTROL WAS NOT INVENTED BEFORE YOU WERE BORN. AND FOR THIS REASON YOU WILL FOREVER BE A PIECE OF HUMAN WASTE.

    • karlfess
      December 11, 2010

      lennox is not trying to divide dominica, he is merely educating us as to lie and dishonesty brought by corrupt politicians,,,,, what dividing dominica is lies lies and more lies…… so stop with your ignorant, dishonest, assinine, ungodly, bigot support for blatant non-sensical behaviour.. a$$wipe

    • Crabfest
      December 11, 2010

      you need to educate yourself like Mr. Linton did. If you read the constitution you will see what it says about dual citizenship. Dual refers to two, so it does not matter that he is a Dominican, it matters that he is also a french citizen and that is against the constitution. stop showing your true colors by referring to others what you really are.

      • hush up
        December 11, 2010

        yes dual refer to two and presently Ron has two. Read the constitution it also refers to senators as well. Check your backyard first people.

    • kay
      December 11, 2010

      :lol: VERY WELL SAID MY TRUE DOMINICAN FRIEND, AND I WOULD ADD TO YOUR GREAT PIECE OF WRITING, WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO DO NO RESREACH AND BUY INTO THAT COW DOWN. NOW FOR ME THERE NO WAY I WOULD WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT SO CALL THING (Lennox Linton) A MAN WHO THINKS OF ANOTHER MAN, EVEN MORE THAN HISSELF & HIS WIFE, AND WHAT IS A TRUE WOMAN DOING WITH A PIECE OF SH……….

      • Big-Bannan
        December 11, 2010

        Is seems Lennox Linton has really gotten under your skin. Next time you write, be sensible, hit the caps button if you know where it is. And stop making a Donkey out of yourself in public.

    • Hillcrest
      December 11, 2010

      devoted go suck your lolipop

    • i from possi too
      December 11, 2010

      you sound like so many dominicans who do not understand anything lennox has ever said.what is your level of education. i think you should attend adult education [email protected]##hole

      • lol
        December 11, 2010

        waaaw lol these ppl are funnnyyyy …a piece of shhh**** u kno….loool dont u think u guys takin it a tad too far? well one thing not everyone in this world will agree with the good you do mr linton but the bad mr skerrit does…so funny tho that theyd stoop so low..

    • INTELLECTUAL GANSTA!!!
      December 11, 2010

      Do you have to stoop so low,what if he is thinking the same thing about you,does that make you right?……And let me humbly ask you another question..The monies that were refunded to the Treasury as a result of his journalistic investigations into the garbage bin scandal, and the alleged mistake by a certain attorney with respect to a certain land transaction for a Politician..weren’t those beneficial to Dominica,and her tax payers?….
      So what is all that about?…You are coming across as more of a “devoted something else”,than a “devoted Dominican”……We should all try to flee from hate and antagonistic behavior,and channel our energy towards the betterment of our Country and fellowmen…
      Let us try to uplift our fellow men,instead of tearing each other apart…..Do you really believe the Politicians are bringing us together?…..Remember your National Anthem..”All for each and each for all”….Let’s make that a reality.
      Dominica should be for all Dominicans,irrespective of whether you are DLP,UWP,DFP,or what ever other P that one chooses to be……We all should have freedom of choice and speech. And all are entitled to his or her opinion without any fear persecutions or threats,or even the kind of despicable attack that you launched.

      I am not just saying what i am because it is Lennox, this applies all Dominicans…We must learn to respect each other and each others Rights, also we must exercise tolerance.We are too politically divided…..Develop more passion for Country and less for Party and Politicians.Take a stand for what is right and just.
      Then and only then we will begin to see a better and different Dominica. Which is what we are all striving for…For ourselves and our children….
      I’ve read better and more positive comments from you before,and quite frankly a expect better of you…..

      And one more thing, you are distorting,or misrepresenting the facts with what you said about the Citizenship thing.You are not quite accurate…….The Constitution is very clear….Try and get hold of a copy and read it….
      All the best to you….and….
      Peace Profound!!

    • Cerberus
      December 11, 2010

      If mr. Skerrit targeted the “lowest common denominator” to win the last election this is the proof. Not a bad strategy but it lumbers you with supporters you would not want for your enemies!

    • Big-Bannan
      December 11, 2010

      With that comment you have “De-Voted” Yourself as a Dominican. It is people like you who should never have the legal rights to vote because it seems your brain is under your feet. Jackasss

    • Correction
      December 12, 2010

      And by writing this load of crap, you show everyone who is the true scum of the earth. When will people get educated in this country and stop flaunting their ignorance all over the internet. Jeez!!!

    • Correction
      December 12, 2010

      Devoted you talk about birth control, Lennox parents had no need for that. Lennox like all his other siblins were planned by both parents within a God-fearing married home. His parents are well-educated and are still married and they have educated all their children, so when you talk about birth-control I hope you taking your own advice cause you definitly need it, the world don’t need more PIECES OF HUMAN WASTE like you.

    • Fly on the Wall
      December 12, 2010

      that was the most ignorant stupid uneducated foolish and d/a comment i ever see on DNO

    • hey
      December 13, 2010

      This is the stupidest comment ever. Reminds me of why I think Labour supporters are GENERALLYYYY STUPID!

  182. Righteous!
    December 11, 2010

    Linton and his Power Hungry Group must stop their BS and let the Govt. continue to develop the country….After all…why now?

    • follower
      December 11, 2010

      Linton simply read a letter. It was not Lenox that applied for French Citizenship for Mr. Skerrit in 2003 and I’m quite sure he did not encourage him to do so either. It was not Lenox that asked him to denounce his citizenship in 2010. So if one is power hungry it cannot be Lenox. Common sense would tell me that it was the one who did all of the above and constantly breaking our laws is power hungry. How righteous are you!

    • village girl
      December 12, 2010

      u jack.. shut up 4 de sake of peace. adult education is still around!

  183. massacre
    December 11, 2010

    So what does that make the wrongdoings go away. He stil contested elections in 2009 and 2005 way before february 5, 2010. I guess as usual Skerrit thinks he is above the law when he made his comment that no law can stop him from contesting elections. Lucky people in Dominica to support all that rubbish and dishonesty thank you Lord I don’t live in Dominica

    • BOYCOTT BRISBANE
      December 11, 2010

      good and stay out of dominica and dominican business..is all of all you like dat that is US citizens and still voting in dominica so stay where u a and keep da hell out of dominica..haterzs

      • PAIN
        December 11, 2010

        BOYCOTT BRISBANE, You are one of those SUITIWEY that support all those Bobols and Hatreds
        that are going on here in Dca.

      • Peace
        December 11, 2010

        trust doh want people like that either..

  184. Parish of St. Paul
    December 11, 2010

    Lennox Linton for President! Matt for Prime Minister! Angelo for Attorney General! Let’s start the petition now!!!! No general election necessary because they will lose.

    • Peace
      December 11, 2010

      hahaha good one

    • village girl
      December 12, 2010

      idiot as lond as blackmore giving u yr 3 meals they will loose. or should we say as long as u continue to sleep in the massacre CEMETRY then they will lose? i think so

      • Parish of St. Paul
        December 12, 2010

        FYI village girl

        Blackmore cannot give me my meals because I do not reside in Dominica. I visit my beloved island regularly and SPEND MONEY during my visit. You are the bigger idiot because you don’t know the difference between lose and loose.

    • Boyz2men
      December 12, 2010

      Well is now Domnique finni bat!! :-x :?: :mrgreen:

  185. Grabberment
    December 11, 2010

    No lie can last forever. Skero run things. Even if he kill Jesus Christ its ok. So life goes on. What is to be will be.

    • karlfess
      December 11, 2010

      leave J out of your idiotic comments,blasphemus foool

  186. english
    December 11, 2010

    ADMIN
    Thanks we fixed it.

  187. Anti-hate
    December 11, 2010

    Admin I would like to know if DNO is now affiliated with Q95? DNO has always been the standard-bearer in D/a for non-aligned journalism. However over the past couple of weeks I can’t help noticing a slant.

    First there is the fact that as soon as the UWP breaks their propaganda on their media arm Q95 through their spokesperson Lennox Linton it is posted up on DNO as news.

    Second the coverage of Brisbane’s boycott, the enabling by DNO of his sensationalizing the delivery of his petition and his BS claims of being terrified by the level of security.

    There is also the posting of negative stories coming out of Venezuela which make the government look bad. The posting of a UN story on corruption quickly followed by a comment by Brisbane where he claims vindication.

    This is not me bashing DNO so I would appreciate my comment being posted and responded to by admin because believe me it’s really starting to seem like DNO is drifting away from the middle.

    ADMIN
    Sincerely, no we are not drifting from the middle. All the events you mentioned, are major news events that was covered by all media houses including DNO. DNO is blamed for almost everything. During the height of the increase in violent crimes, we were blamed for portraying negativity when we should be blaming the criminal elements who commit the crimes. Look at CNN: since Wikileak released the cables, has been publishing reports daily. It is a norm for media houses to quote other media houses. Nothing new. Apparently you overlooked a story from last night about Dominica contributing to the relief efforts in Venezuela, and the many stories quoting Minister Blackmore and Senator Darroux. It would be an injustice not to cover topical issues of the day. That’s life. We cannot please everyone.

    • hmmmm
      December 11, 2010

      i suggest that you too join the band wagon…… stasnd up for truth!!!!!!!!

    • Anti-hate
      December 11, 2010

      @ Admin

      I appreciate the response.

      The DLP needs to step their media game up because the UWPites have turned your comment boards into the online newspaper version of the Q95 talk shows. Funny thing is they aren’t coming up with anything new.

      All these issues; villas, citizenship, bin bobol etc were out there prior to the elections and they still got stomped. So…time will tell.

    • Conscious
      December 11, 2010

      The truth hurts, Anti-Hate? You refer to yourself as Anti-Hate but yet you hate the truth. Deal with the facts and stop burying your head in the sand and exposing your rear!

    • Big-Bannan
      December 11, 2010

      Anti-Hate, Please leave DNO alone. When you do your Crimes do not hate the Postman that bring you the warrant in the mail. All i hear from you is bla bla bla bla.. i am stupid.

    • hey
      December 12, 2010

      Admin…good answer. And I have noticed your responses to readers are becoming more tempered with good judgement….keep it up!

  188. FRANCIS FRANCIS CHICAGO IL
    December 11, 2010

    THANK GOD BEST P.M. DOMNICA EVER HAVE WE STILL PRAYING FOR YOU MAY GOD COMFORT YOU IN EVERY WAY OF LIFE .

    • i from possi too
      December 11, 2010

      if you love da come back and face the struggle with us