UWP not attending Budget debate

Ron Green. *Photo credit: Government Information Service

The United Workers Party (UWP) has no plans to attend the national Budget debate at Parliament.

Party leader Ron Green confirmed this to Dominica News Online following an inquiry.

“We are not attending the budget address. That is correct information,” was Green’s response.

Following the victory of Hector John and Edison James- elected Members of Parliament for the Salisbury and Marigot constituencies respectively- at Friday’s by-elections, Green noted that they would return to Parliament. He had also said in an earlier media interview that the UWP awaits the intentions of the prime minister in that regard.

However, this morning Green told this online news publication that “We noted that we intended to attend and we have every respect for the institution.”

He attributes their decision to an ongoing protest against the Government, since UWP members have not seen any meaningful, concrete movement towards achieving the basic things they have called for, which are critical to strengthening democracy.

He said several items have been called for since 2005 and the prime minister has failed to put them in place.

“They are being pushed under the mat, scorned and ridiculed and the time has come where we have to stand for something,” he noted.

According to Green, Dominicans should consider whether they want to continue to move toward a one-party state.

When asked if there was any ‘trouble in his camp’ stemming from this decision, Green flatly denied it, saying he was not aware of that. “In fact we could not be more united now and feeling a sense of success at the recent [by-election] polls,” he added.

He stated that if persons are making such comments they have to be based on substantial information.

A press conference will be held on Wednesday on the matter.

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72 Comments

  1. One love is an IDIOT!!
    July 14, 2010

    you so foolish!!!… think again about what you just wrote.. MONGOL!..do you think for once you going to prosper stuck in dominica with all this happening? well the country won’t move forward and where will that put you and your family? sakway SOT!!

  2. One Love
    July 14, 2010

    woy woy woy boycott working (to the tune of something happening)
    and all dem labar crying
    we not going in house
    not going in no house
    boycott their bamboo clatt to ras

    DOH TEST WORKERS …………………. wha all you crying for ………………… boycott to ratik ………. we giving them MAXIMUM pressure ………………………. CRYING IS FOR BABIES ………………… check all you vibes we checking ours…. you aint gonna trap us………… all you labourite “crabs in a barrel” want to pull us down in to all you misery eh????

    If things was good with all you all you would not be studying us. look all you have 100,0000,00.00 project and not one of you working and all you want us to come in that??

    skerrro love all you so much he bring down chinese prisoners to work as LABOURERS and LABOURITES there hungry

  3. roots man
    July 13, 2010

    hecto,mr.james and pervost can you see what ron is doing to you guys the man is trying his best to let you guys lose all you sits cuz he did’t win his trust me this party uwp is going down and the way that they are going on they are the ones making way for a one party state.for highly educated men i find them man ah go on like a set ah idiots

  4. SHAME
    July 13, 2010

    @Democratic lover: What is right is not always popular. In Jamaica, the drug lord ‘coke was very popular in Trivoli Gardens community and other parts of the country. He was more popular than the honest, law-abiding citizen. What was the outcome? 70-80 ordinary folks were willing to die for him, even though they knew what he was involved in. Do you all remember what he was involved in? In many countries of the world, a few get rich overnight, break all kinds of laws, engage in secret deals, no accountability, no free and fair elections, agriculture gone to grass, the country’s development is retarded as a result. Africa is rich but bad governance, creeping and crippling dictatorship is causing more and more poverty and wars. Dictators in Latin, Central and South America brought those countries to their knees and it started because ordinary people, professionals and citizens of all walks of life condoned the bad and irresponsible behaviour of a few in power, until it was too late.

    The US invasion of Iraq was popular in the beginning in the US and outside of the US and many people praised Bush, Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice and others in power. The action proved to be very, very wrong, but it was popular for some time. Those who from the beginning opposed the war were deemed mad, unpatriotic, and on the side of Saddam. So that is what obtains in many people’s minds. If you like the persons or party, they could do what they want, nothing must be said of their wrong doings, just accept whatever they do. Such thinking and condoning of immoral acts, of elections that are not free and fair, breaking of the country’s laws by those in ‘power’ have been the cause of numerous problems. Tomorrow the opposition goes to parliament, asks legitimate questions or give advice on developing Dominica, they would be ridiculed and the DLP supporters would agree with their Party to shut them up even though the advice is good. If the questions they ask on behalf of the people really need positive response, but the DLP GOVT. refuse to answer, the supporters would cheer their party for not answering. That is how Dominica come. Time will Tell !!! Never in Dominica have we seen such hypocrisy and a refusal to want to change things for the better. Do nothing about the state of Agriculture, business as usual. Do not change anything and you all will see later. In fact, we are already feeling the pinch of low productivity and neglect of our agriculture. The same with our electoral process. If we do not want to change to stop corruption, reduce crime and irregularities in future elections, trust me, this lovely island will be soon in chaos and a few will be laughing all the way to local and foreign banks in the midst of that chaos.

  5. Baro
    July 13, 2010

    I do not think that the UWP members are taking time to study the political history of DA.
    Freedom had one elected member in Anthony Moise for years,yet they moved on and later won.
    Mike Douglas stayed alone after Freedom took the only other elected member, he stayed, organized, the DLP later won.
    These were matured politicians . They took their blows without crying like spoilt kids.
    UWP started giving people plywood and galvanize, when labour beat them to it they call it bribe.
    They won an election with an electoral list, stayed 4.5 years in govt and lost with the same list. Now its undemocratic to use that list.
    The benefactor of this boycott is labour and the speaker. Dominica is the loser.

  6. YES I
    July 13, 2010

    HEAR THE DAMN A#% NAH STUPEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ (RON GREEN)

  7. dominican texas
    July 13, 2010

    Let us put it this way, the UWP needed more time to bask in their defeat of the DLP in the bi election they thought that the prime minister did not give them enough time to prepare for the budget, did they forget that the goverment has been operating since January after the ministers were sworn into office and that the permanent secretaries in their respective offices is on the job. It seem to me that the two seats have become redundant because boycot or no boycot the beat goes on. Go Skerro.

  8. wow
    July 13, 2010

    please stop coming on DNO and writing garbage, you sound like an uneducated kid.

  9. nigel
    July 13, 2010

    WHAT THE HELL. WHY DID U BECOME A POLITICIAN AND PARL REP? ITS A BUDGET DEBATE AND THE REST OF THE COUNTRY NEEDS YOU TO GIVE YOUR OPPINIONS AND OBJECTIONS. I CAN’T BELIEVE SALISBURY PEOPLE ACCEPTING THIS ISH.

  10. pmoon
    July 13, 2010

    the ruling party must ignore the clownlike behaVIOUR OF THE OPPOSITON. they have proven their point with the byelction what ever that was, now get on with the job at hand

    the people of marigot and salisbury must be regretting by now and if not they are smiling as they must be clowns themselves, what exactly is the point and what are you all trying to prove???the opposition promised representatrion now represent.. this is what is expected from you.

    secondly as the hounorable ruling party(DLP) the most decent thing to do now is to give assistance to the constituencies of both salisbury and marigot even if they are the opposition strong hold, never the less the people are entitiled to thier voting opinion. they are all dominicans and they must be supported-

    according to the calypso are you the opposition, opposing for opposing sake. we keep on preaching about nation building yet we are supporting division and opposition.

    my advice to the opposition is to stop thier abbot and costello behavior and represent the persons that elected you in power. you are educated men, stop allowing people to regard you all as jokers. instead of raging opposition try to concentrate your efforts on the positive

  11. ebeh
    July 13, 2010

    @Democratic lover:
    The uwp asked for observers during the 2009 general elections remember. There was indeed observers( more than one group of observers) and what did they say? what did they conclude?they concluded that the elections was free and fair. What more did the uwp wanted.

  12. Power to the People
    July 13, 2010

    Ron Green like a big Pappy Show!! Poor man, he needs help.

  13. Storm
    July 13, 2010

    I don’t get it…………you didn’t get what you want at the Gen. elections not before not during and certainly NOT AFTER. What is/was the point of the by election?

    Who leads the party? Eddo or Ron Ron????? hmmmmmmm yes DA.

    Then they talk about having the nation at heart.

    Chupes

  14. Anonymous
    July 13, 2010

    after reading a few of these comments, i have come to the conclusion that
    most of them ae from UWP disappointed suppoters.

    the honourable thing the the ruling party in power must do now is assist the constituencies of Marigot and Salisbury. assist the people in developing these constituencies even if these are the strong hold for the opposition. this will prove that the ruling party are different, responsible aND RESPECtFUL OF THE PEOPLES NEEDS AFTER ALL THEY ARE ALL DOMINICANS AND THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO THEIR OPINiONS BUT NEGLEcTING THEM WILL NOT SOLVE ANYTHING.

    I

  15. badmandohplay
    July 13, 2010

    butt what is the reason for the boyycottt //…nobody knowss or alllu pretendiung to know…….go ahead….alll have 19 seats wat allu doin wittt twooo greedy …….

  16. Anti-hate
    July 13, 2010

    @Being Frank:

    The milion dollar question is not why don’t we have ID cards. The real question is why on Earth would anyone vote for the UWP??

    Who is the real leader of the UWP? How can the ‘leader’ announce he is going to parliament (though he didn’t even win his seat lol) and the very next day backtrack and eat his words? Could it be that the ‘leader’ was OVER RULED?? How does that happen?

    Can you imagine Obama making a declaration then he gets over ruled by Biden??!!

    The UWP is a hot mess and they need to sort themselves out before they can expect anyone to take them seriously.

    Y’all need to stop pretending that the UWP is a credible alternative. They’re not

  17. Ron
    July 13, 2010

    Is anyone really surprised? How can anyone believe Eddie et al? His promise to attend the house was just a campaign strategy (lie) for him to get some votes. The question is what happens after they miss the next three sessions. These jokers do not care about DA. They are controlled by their weak egos.

  18. Democratic lover
    July 13, 2010

    Well i have always said it takes one to know one, The UWp are full of accussation of corruption now here it is before the bye election ron Green and Eddisn James said they would attend parliament if the people voted them in, today after they have won they are going back on their word. It tells me we cannot beleive anything they say, they will always go back on their word. If they promise the people of dominica electoral reforms they would just go back on their word, if they got in power, they are opposing for opposing sake, they dont beleive in what they say. Let us thank them for showing the people of Salisbury and Marigot that they are just devisive and dont have the interest of the country at heart. They are about themselves and there egoes. JOhn we are not let judging you, but you can make your own decision, and attend parliament, you were electd to do so. Let us see what you are made off.
    well now we have dealth with this next move, government amends the constitution so anybody who willingly and of their free will and volition refuses to attend parliament continously, will be unable to resit for parliament.
    Let us take our country to the next level of responsibility. The prime minister was not voted in by the opposition, the things they want they will have to wait untill they get elected by the majority of the people to implement.That is there agenda,. They dont make demands. They can only raise concerns and debate, they have not been given a mandate by the majority of the country. The mandate was given to the Dominica LABOUR PARTY.
    I am beginning to understand that the UWP have lost touch with how democracy works, the minority dont dictate to the majority, only in apartheid does this happen, and Salisbury and Marigot certainly is not the majority of Dominica.

  19. @Anonymous:

    The UWP is not doing a good thing at this time; except obstructing the business of the people, and the country.

    I hate to say it, but they claimed that they would return to the parliament; if they fail to attend the sittings, then they would have lied to the nation, and I am sure that the people of Marigot did not bargain for something like that.

    So, please do not entertain the stupid and childish behavior of James, Norris, and John!

    They are taking this too far, if their advice derived from the one so incompetent, that he could not win his own seat in his very own village, then the UWP need to disappear into oblivion

    It is not funny anymore!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  20. Glo Benni
    July 13, 2010

    @Vex with them: Many of my fellow Dominicans are afraid of changes, especially electoral reforms to make our elections free and fair. Is like devil fraid ‘Holy Water’ as the saying goes. Allow drugs to cripple our children and make fools of them. Let drug dealers and drug lords and corruption take over the country. Sit back and let us agree that is how it is and make no changes to correct those ills. Don’t worry if agriculture is sliding down and down and we have to import almost everything we have to eat and drink. it is OK for many of you. Then people complain about child abuse, rising crime and violence and so on. Do we have to continue to engage in actions against the law and expect this country to prosper? So people engage in falsehoods and bash those who struggle for the better. Many black people hated Martin Luther King and was on the side of those who wanted his demise. Although he was fighting for equality, the right to vote in free and fair elections and freedom for those disadvantaged persons in society. Those who felt their bread was well buttered or those who could not understand the struggle for liberation never liked him and thought he was a trouble maker until TIME proved him right. Nelson Mandela also did not have the support of many black people in South Africa. Many blacks supported the Apartheid regime against Mandela and the movement to change what was wrong. Blacks faced hell. Elections were never free and fair. Elections were stolen. Many irregularities were found but the masses had no power to change anything. They did not have a voice. They were beaten, killed, demonised all because Mandela and others were fighting to make things better. Mandela was fighting for positive change, for equality, for better standards of living. Those two men were fighting against injustice, against corruption, for free and fair elections. They were fighting against people who were using their power to amass massive wealth, while the majority were suffering and deprived of the basic needs of life. Haiti became as it is, long before earthquake, because of bad governance, elections that were not free and fair, where a few were enriching themselves at the expense of the greater majority. Corruption was rampant. There are many examples that could be mentioned. Many in Haiti consciously and unconsciously blindly supported Papa Doc and Baby Doc in everything that they did until it was too late. It is better to correct what is wrong by making the necessary changes in time so that down the road life would not be a hell. What is wrong with making changes to an election process that need reforming to make sure people exercise their right to vote in free and fair elections in the future?

  21. concern dominican
    July 13, 2010

    i think some of u all need to stay off DNO.for example no goverment should neglect any constituent they do not win. and that is what happening since dominica became independant.also that is why Dominica is takeing 2 step backwards instead of fowards and that is why we need leaders to serve all off the country not only friends ,family and where they won seats that need to stop now .stupid dominicans need to open there eyes and mindes.

  22. @Citizen:

    In the event Hector, Edison, and Norris did not attend parliament in order to deal with the business of the people who once again elected them, would be an insult to the intelligence of the people in their constituency.

    It would appear to me that these three are making a mockery of our democracy, while on the other hand they have developed the slogan ” bring back democracy to Dominica.”

    I do not understand why, someone such as Edison James, a man noted for his strong mind, is allowing someone in the person of Ron Green to dictate to him the actions he should take!

    It is time for Edison James, and the residue of the UWP come to understand that Ron Green is on the outside looking in, the man’s political days are over.

    Long gone!

    He is a looser.

    It is time to throw this man out of the UWP, if the UWP wishes to survive, it will not survive under the leadership of Ron Green.

    Leaving Ron Green at the apex of the UWP will cause the total demise of the UWP, and I suspect that is his personal goal at the moment.

    To Edison, and Hector, I wish to remind you that the voters in your constituencies may still love you today, nonetheless, you need to remember in politics, the politician constantly walk a very thin line, when broken, expel the most loved politicians into oblivion.

    Be cautioned there is always that thin line between political love and hate!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  23. Vex with them
    July 13, 2010

    @Prophet2: If the government is illegitimate then I wonder why the UWP took part in the bi-elections because it was based on the same old principles. The UWP members are just ashame because of all the things they have done and said.

    I want to know how long they will stay out. Maybe until they get the ruling from the court that they had vacated their seats and that the speaker was not wrong in announcing their seats vacant.

  24. la
    July 13, 2010

    uwp have no shame. their they go again

  25. July 13, 2010

    @Joan Smith: Never occurred to you.

  26. July 13, 2010

    @dreams: lol.lol.lol.lol.lol.lol.. I am sitting there laughing with you, or rather at you, because its obvious the idea that if UWP continues their boycott, its because the people of Salisbury and Marigot want them to continue their boycott.

  27. Being Frank
    July 13, 2010

    @Anti-hate: @DA/USA: You ever heard of a fish called SOL? It sees only on one side. Wasn’t the opposition Parl. Reps in the House of Assembly before the elections of 2009? Didn’t they ask GOVT. questions about Susan Oldie and US $ 400,000.00 and what happened to that money? No response to the NGO, ‘Citizens for a better Dominica’ and their role. What has that NGO done in Dominica? Were questions asked about the famous BIN BOBOL? Were questions asked about agriculture and how to improve that sector? What kind of responses did Govt. give to the House and Dominicans? Were questions asked about counterfeit dollars sent to Dominican students in Cuba? Were questions asked about a famous bank in New york that a DLP Minister went in search of in New York? Any response to those questions? What about a certain Minister having interest in certain properties in Dominica like villas in Savanne Paille and others? So it is just pure HYPOCRISY about ‘Why they not going to the House, Non?

    The million dollar question is why people are not seeing the need for electoral reform? What is wrong with making our elections free and fair? What is the problem with implementing the recommendations from the Chief Elections Officer, Electoral Commission and other organisations? In the same parliament, both UWP and DLP discussed producing voter ID cards before the 2009 elections and an amount was budgeted for that. The Minister of finance never released the money. The big problem is that there is a reluctance to implement changes like ID cards, equal access to the National media DBS etc. clean the voters list, out of a population of 69000, there are 67000 names on a voters list? Does that make sense? and respect for the anti bribery law. are those concerns devilish, incorrect, mischievous? COME ON MY PEOPLE. Why none of you are even mentioning those changes that would make our elections free and fair. Don’t we in Dominica want to do things in a way that is always free of corruption and fair?

    If tomorrow the opposition goes to Parliament and ask certain questions or give necessary advice those very same persons shedding hypocritical comments about going to the House would be happy when the opposition are rejected, ridiculed and ostracised and no responses are given to legitimate questions. I am sure about that. Why do some of you do not want the necessary changes to our electoral process? WHY? WHY? WHY? It is not only the opposition in Dominica who are asking or recommending such changes for a better Dominica.

  28. jahlive, redemption soon come
    July 13, 2010

    @Smurfy: You were never a UWP…. I ain;t falling for that!

  29. Citizen
    July 13, 2010

    UWP should not return to parliament until Alix Boyd Knight is replaced. This is a minimum demand.
    The scandalous and partisan Alix Boyd Knight should not be graced with the presence of the opposition members.
    After that Matthew Walters must go! Every day Walter remains as agriculture minister is another nail in the coffin of agriculture.
    I support no political party but the present nonsense must stop. The incompetence of this government will destroy our nation.
    Never in the history of Dominica have I seen so much incompetence in public office. Many of these labor ministers should not be in charge of a youth group.

  30. July 13, 2010

    I cannot for the life of me understand why it’s so hard for some people to understand that the actions of the UWP represents the will of the people who elected them? The have the complete support of the people. If there was any uncertainty about that, the results of the bye elections should confirm that the UWP has the COMPLETE support of the people who elected them. They’re not acting on their own, they are doing what the people want them to do on their behalf. Why is it so hard for them to understand that the UWP is taking a stand not just for the people who elected them, but for the entire country? Reading some of the comments here, its shocking the level of ignorance which exists in Dominica. Shocking! These people shound like they are incapable of grasping the concept of peaceful protest. Making such cocomakak comments like, “they abandoned their seats, they fool the people of marrigot and salisbury, they’re dishonest, they looking for attention and on and on.” Jesus Christ, they feel that change is needed in the country, and are therefore engaging in peaceful protest in order to bring about that change. It’s a very honorable movement they’re engaged in, and whether or not they acheive those changes in the end, I for one salute them for taking such a stand.

  31. only
    July 13, 2010

    Though you still may be demonstrating on principle UWP……….
    I suggest that you get back in the game, at least intermittently and on Q.
    You need to be a thorn in their sides as well as continue with your original premise.
    Otherwise, you will be left out as will your constituency, while still boycotting.
    Play it.

  32. July 13, 2010

    @I dont understand???: It’s not that you do not understand; you do not wish to understand.

  33. Anti-hate
    July 13, 2010

    @I dont understand???:

    Your argument is fundamentally flawed and you should have just kept that BS to yourself.

    This is from a dno article a few weeks ago where James fooled the voters into thinkin the boycott would end after by elections:

    James said he is not only confident that the UWP will be victorious at the July 09, 2010 polls but they will return to parliament.

    “We have every intention of serving in the parliament. We respect the institution of parliament. There is a fundamental right of any group of people to take whatever action they have to take to draw the attention to issues affecting them,” he said.

    People voted under the impression that the UWP would go represent them after the by-elections so your attempt at spin doesn’t work here ight?

  34. DA/USA
    July 13, 2010

    Castthefirststone.
    What UWP is asking for, How money will be spend? and don’t you think that developing the country is more needed that some stupid ID card. Look around the world How many countinents have ID card. Example. Europe. Do not make youself and Educated clown like those jokers.

  35. Anonymous
    July 13, 2010

    It seems to me that the UWP had a great opportunity to showcase themsevles as those who got resurected from the dead. Tell Mr Ron that his post is no longer needed because he was not even elected.

  36. I dont understand???
    July 13, 2010

    The Labour party refuse to address the concerns of the Opposition. They sent them back in a bi-election to test whether their constituencies was in agreement with their actions. The people voted YES we are satisfied with the representation we are getting.

    SO who are you!! and Why do you want it so bad that they go to the house. Even if their concerns are ignored. Is it just to please the labourites? so that you can redicule them more?

    Because the UWP supporters are in agreement with the actions of their reps.

  37. Nac Vibes
    July 13, 2010

    @Lost:

    The people who voted for them understands the danger DA is in. One day you all will thank God that they had the resolve to stand for what they know is right.

  38. Prophet2
    July 13, 2010

    @castthefirststone: I agree, this government and it’s leader is illegitimate so El Presidente should call for fresh general elections otherwise Dominica is going to the dogs. Sad but it’s democracy at work, I think the whole country should go on strike like Martinique and Guadeloupe did. Who is your master?

  39. honey mooner
    July 13, 2010

    what the heck is wrong with UWP stop being kindergarden kids actually kids don’t even behave like this anymore. OLD GRUMPY MEN

  40. Nonsense
    July 13, 2010

    Simple solution……At the next sitting amend the rule/law to ensure that anyone who vacates their seat will no-longer be eligible as a parlementarian for the rest of the term…..then let us go to the polls again

  41. castthefirststone
    July 13, 2010

    @Vex with them: 90 % of representation is done outside of parliament. Because Matthew Walter and the others have been attending Parliament all the time, see the state of agriculture in our fertile Dominica. By-election Friday, meeting of the House on the following Monday? Which loving Dominican would not sense something wrong? How many days notice should anybody get to attend such a meeting? you are calling for members to be in the House but nothing about ID cards, access to national media, respect for anti-bribery law and cleaning the voters list. are those unreasonable? why could the Govt not say well let’s see if we could change something to make elections free and fair in the future. all over the world those reforms are in place or are being put in place. Is there a problem to understand that those are legitimate concerns? It would be in the interest of every Dominican, not for any one party? Don’t you all want anything to be better in Dominica? rise in crimes OK? don’t change anything? Rise in unemployment OK. Agriculture dying, dead, do not change anything? Rape, and child abuse on the rise OK? change nothing? let the situation continue as it is? Just like in Jamaica with ‘COKE’ was it OK for his alleged drug dealings until 70 people died everybody bawling? it is OK?

  42. July 13, 2010

    U.W.P fool there voters again ALAS…less than a week after the bielection more hoop sayway…poor pee tee…..Because the leader of the party lost his seat to the pepperman he is trying his best to bring young Hector down the gutter with him.

  43. DA/USA
    July 13, 2010

    I think truly they are looking for attention. it could not be anythin else. Deceased Mike Douglas battle his ship did not live his followers down. Deceased Eugine Charles row her Boat did not live her followers down. I VEX with them fools

  44. jj
    July 13, 2010

    In any country where a party did so bad in an election, the party leader would offer his/her resignation the very next day. Just to name a few Canada, Trinadad even England, so there is no reason why the Ron Green is still the party leader and given the chance at every opportunity to open his mouth, further more he did not even win his seat, that is rediculous.

    Yesterday, “we intend to participate and put forward the issues that are critical to the country”

    Ron Green today ” We are not attending the budget address”. So how can any Dominican in their right mind believe what this man is saying.

  45. DA/USA
    July 13, 2010

    i must agree with you DA/CANADA. Dominica politics is really a mystery. I do not know what say. Those fellers are like baby Donkeys. If you know what mean

  46. castthefirststone
    July 13, 2010

    @doh talk joke: None of you mention electoral reform, ID cards, equal access to the National media, clean list, and respect for anti- bribery law. What are your problems with those changes? not a hint about changing?

  47. Lost
    July 13, 2010

    At this point I am so lost. I cannot believe they have again disrespected the ppl. Why is it politicians cannot get over themselves and put Dominica first for a change. Is it that difficult to put country above self? I feel it is obvious Ron and his crew is not at all for the developement of Dominica but more for the fame.. When will they understand this is not a game. It is not at all in the best interest of the people for them to continue on the path they are going. They owe it to the people to apologize for their stupidity. They should have listen to the cry of the people for them to take up their responsiblities since they are elected even if it was just one seat it is important.

    May God help the politicians in Dominica see the light and see the people suffering

    Poor choice in bad taste UWP, I am just lost.

  48. SMH
    July 13, 2010

    SPAGS BOY I knew you were pestimistic but never that much, right now u just finished studying and have yourself tangled up in a mess instead of looking for some work, YOU love the attention speaking on the mic t.v radio but seriously bro get out of it, UWP please reorganise yourself….get new members, rethink your priorities get new and good foreign contacts and get known aagain in Dominica………..

  49. True
    July 13, 2010

    I am fed up with this nonsense. NEVER AGAIN WILL UWP GET MY VOTE!I knew that would happen. What next another bi-election. I think these people need to fire their advisors.

  50. Smurfy
    July 13, 2010

    This just go to show the level of dishonesty of the these people. It was just a couple of days ago that they promised us that they would be attended Parliament and what do they do now? I can’t be more disappointed and of today i’ve switched my allegiance “never again UWP.”

  51. Vex with them
    July 13, 2010

    Why is Ron even speaking on the UWP behalf. Who appointed him leader of the Party. He lost his seat and I think they will not even appoint him senator.

    I am certain that they had difficulty choosing their senators and so they decided not to attend this meeting and so the budget will be read today and if ID cards are not addressed they are going to continue with the nonesense boycott and use this as justification for missing house sessions.

    They are thinking of themselves but prevost and the other two stuggies must attend at one time or another.

    I am fed up with this behaviour. Get real little boys

  52. Reality
    July 13, 2010

    them people were not invited!!! so how could they go?? lol

  53. Anti-hate
    July 13, 2010

    Ron Green YESTERDAY: ” we intend to participate and put forward the issues that are critical to the country’

    Ron Green TODAY: ” We are not attending the budget address. That is correct information,”

    Marigot and Salisbury people is this what you voted for? what became of the issues ‘critical to the country’??!!

    I said yesterday that Ron Green is not PM material. Based on the above quotes, is he also a LIAR, or is it that he didn’t check with his puppet-master Edison James b4 he claimed that they would be attending?

    UWP apologists please clarify this issue for us!!

  54. THAT EH TRUE!!
    July 13, 2010

    The UWP Parl Rep of BARWIE AND MARIE should really tell members of their constituence, and D ominicans on a whole W H Y DAY DOING DART!!! so it is not about country again den, I mudding, I vex, that is sad, too sad to digest eh, I thinking dem fellers after they prove they could win the election for a second time ser 4say, would run in dar house and represent their supporters especially more so Dominica, dem fellers find is for them to continue playing games with D country?? my heart is bleeding, DOMINICA dont deserve that at all, NO WAY!! I really dont want to believe is their supporters that tell them dont go in dar HOUSE today, and if is their suppporters, I guess they should obey them, because they are their servants. Boy dart is something else. WOW WOW!!

  55. Well... let's see...
    July 13, 2010

    Where are the defending supporters?

    Can’t read any comments from them. But after all, they confirmed that this is what they wanted and that they continue to support the boycott of the H of Assemble (re the lady on the news. lol).

    But no doubt about it, if provisions are made for the ID cards etc., I am sure the UWP will return to the H of Assemble at the next meeting, after stating how successful and historic their actions were. lol. As If…. lol

  56. it dont surprise me at all
    July 13, 2010

    The reason why it dont surprise me and other people is that ,the uwpweeeeeeeeeee is just too hungry for power .they just can’t believe and understand that the wealth their parents left for them is all gone.If they had love for country and for the people who vote for them, they would act as man and not as zaman.Tthey are not interested in nothing else than their pocket,.I am glad that it is happening you know for the people of marigot and salsbury to see what kind of pal rep they have.
    The sad things is ………..all the time they keep saying james and john but no one is asking for peter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.it is so sad .what i would advise jon to do is leave these people alone and go represent his people in paliment to see what he can do for them …………..

  57. joe
    July 13, 2010

    Are these guys serious. I am blaming the people of Salisbury and Marigot. They should have never re-elect the guys. The new law we need, is one that will prevent representative who abandon their seats from taking part in a bye election to replace them.

  58. Observer
    July 13, 2010

    WTF, WHAT ELSE DO THEY WANT. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ALREADY. BUT THEN AGAIN LET THEM BURY THEMSELVES.

  59. July 13, 2010

    These boys who run for political office are a disgrace to country, they spend all their time looking for petty things to make useless noise. When will they grow up? Salisbury, Roseau and Marigot just wasting time electing boys for the last 15 years. They are more concern about self more than country. They will spend the next 4 years making noise, when election is called and people reject them 19 to 2 they will make more noise about people steal election. Dominica politics is a mystery!

  60. ISaySo
    July 13, 2010

    @doh talk joke: I totally agree with your comment on the matter, these were my thoughts exactly. They voted for them again, so let them take their blows. These guys are just bitter, it is time to bury the hatchet, Labour has won the elections they are back and you all have won your two seats for the second time, work along with the government and represent your loyal followers.

  61. Terrible Trevor
    July 13, 2010

    Do any of our politicians sit and prepare bills to pass as laws in Dominica?

    If not, they need to…..One of my first moves as a parl rep is to construct a bill to deal with elected men not attending Parliament esp after a bi-election

  62. Anonymous
    July 13, 2010

    i think uwp is doing a very good thing very good.

  63. lisad
    July 13, 2010

    Please stop the joke Mr. Green. God does not sleep. He knows the intent of our hearts. Please stop it.

  64. a joke man
    July 13, 2010

    dem .. man confused

  65. Me
    July 13, 2010

    where did the chat on DNO went too. I need some to talk to those fellers stressing me out.

  66. Me
    July 13, 2010

    Thanks doh talk joke Those fellers like children.

  67. Me
    July 13, 2010

    Please fellers, STOP THE POLITICAL WAR. The budget debate is good time to be in the house. Come on man. What the hell wrong with you all.

  68. DUH!!!!
    July 13, 2010

    SO WHAT!! Their gabbage behavior continues…….

  69. c.a.w
    July 13, 2010

    Bull s.. man just bull s..

  70. Nash
    July 13, 2010

    Are you serious???

    Why did they run for re-election if they were not going to stand for the people of Marigot and Salisbury. This is a good time as no other for them to attend the Parliament, voice their opinion and be the voice of the people.

    This party is making a mockery of themselves and those that voted for them.

    How do you expect to make a change if your voice is not heard. Boycotting parliament is a lazy act! How much and what exactly is this party trying to prove with their actions?

  71. doh talk joke
    July 13, 2010

    i can’t believe this so called politicians talking bout “love of country” da already dont have much opposition based on the decision of the people. now the little that we have you all messing around like some a** wholes……come on man… its time to put away childish behavior and let us all help to make Dominica wat it ought to be

  72. dreams
    July 13, 2010

    salisbury and Marigot take that in all you skin….lol.lol.lol.lol.lol.lol..all laughs on our side….you should have gone with the flow with labour we go!!

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