Brisbane calls on Dominicans for support as he prepares to submit petition

Dominican businessman Jerry Brisbane is appealing to Dominicans to stand up for justice and truth as the days wind down before he presents a petition to President Nicholas Liverpool and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, calling for resignation of Minister for Labour Charles Savarin.

Savarin last month called on the nation to boycott Brisbane’s company O.D. Brisbane & Sons after Brisbane sent letters to international organisations expressing issues with Dominica’s use of aid money.

Brisbane, who has been seeking the signatures of Dominicans in support of his call for Savarin’s removal from office said Wednesday that the support of Dominicans will show that they are ready for “things to change in this country”.

“I signed this petition so that they could be sending a strong message to the government that enough is enough, we have had enough of this, and the time has come for government to change course,” Brisbane said.

Savarin has been defending his call for a boycott of O.D. Brisbane, a company serving Dominicans for over 50 years now. Savarin said
Brisbane’s letter is asking international donors to stop assisting Dominica, but Brisbane has contended, saying his letters to the European Union and the People’s Republic of China have asked for a review of the process by which funds are given or loaned to Dominica since some of the monies, according to Brisbane, are being used inappropriately.

The number of signatures on the petition which is to be presented Friday is increasing, and a final count is expected by Thursday evening, according to Brisbane.

He has called on individuals to turn in signed forms and is appealing to those who have not signed the petition to do so by Thursday.

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69 Comments

  1. Dorette Alie
    December 10, 2010

    Please set up an online signing and broadcast it on facebook,,and I will get ALL my Dominican friends to sign it. Our DA government are a bunch of complacent and money hungry morons and I would love to see all of them get replaced. GO BRISBANE!! I will continue to shop at your business.

  2. Mr. Foxxx
    December 10, 2010

    Curious about this one. Most sensible response so far is from A Voice; clear and fair. But just what evidence does Mr. Brisbane have for pointing a finger on misappropriation of donor funds? Could this evidence (if it exists) be made known before jumping into speculations as to whose interests are being pursued? I find too many of the comments are politicized and hitting on personalities besides the real issue.

  3. Viola
    December 9, 2010

    leave Mr. Savarin Alone. He has done a lot for the country. when u tell people dont give dominica any help what do u want us to do. stay in misery forever?

  4. Breadnut
    December 9, 2010

    where are we taking this little land of ours.

  5. Devoted Dominican.
    December 9, 2010

    BRISBANE,

    IT SHOULD BE THE OTHER WAY AROUND. INSTEAD OF YOU CALLING FOR A PETITION TO OUST MR SAVARIN, THE PEOPLE OF DOMINICA SHOULD BE PETITIONING TO KICK YOUR SICK SELF OUT OF DOMINICA. IT’S BECAUSE OF THINGS LIKE YOU WHY THERE ARE SO MUCH CRIME IN MANY COUNTRIES. FOR ALL THAT YOU DO IS TO ENTICE MORE CRIME IN DOMINICA. YOU HAVE COMMITTED THE SAME CRIME AS THE GUY WHICH THEY NOW HAVE IN JAIL IN LONDON FOR PUTTING SENSITIVE DOCUMENTS ON THE INTERNET. YET INSTEAD OF YOU BEING AT THE STOCK FARM JAIL WHERE YOU BELONG FOR INCRIMINATING THE GOVT OF DOMINICA, YOU ARE CALLING FOR THE EXPULSION OF ONE OF IT’S MINISTERS WHO HAS DECIDED TO STAND UP TO YOU. THIS CAN ONLY HAPPEN IN D/CA FOR YOU AS WELL AS THE UWP ARE ONLY PRAYING ON THE WEAK MINDS OF DOMINICANS. I SINCERELY HOPE THIS TIME THAT THEY CAN SEE THROUGH YOU AND THE UWP AND TELL YOU ALL WHERE TO GO. NOT TO HELL, FOR IT’S MUCH TOO GOOD FOR YOU AND THE UWP..

  6. Big-Bannan
    December 9, 2010

    Boycott Brisbane, Charge Jerry for Purgery, and fire Charles Savarine. Neither Charles or Jerry have Domincans at their best interest.

  7. STRONG REDD
    December 9, 2010

    All LABOURITES are asked to converge under the Financial Center on the morning of December 17 in recognistion of the December 18 ELECTIONS VICTORY to as a means of remindig the UWP that we are solid and should finally accept defeat

    Green being bewilered needs a dose of reality.

    I am calling on all of our people, all of them, to put on something RED – ALL citizens patriots, women, youth , farmers, workers unemployed. Dominicans we’re calling on you to assemble, to gather, to come out in large numbers on Friday the 17th of December at 10 a.m. in front of the Financial Center. For an Aniversary Gathering. We gan make them wet their pants!!!!

    WE DECLARING FRIDAY DECEMBER 17TH AS RED DAYYYY IN DOMINICA!!!!!!!

    WHERE SOMETHING RED and ASSEMBLE UNDER FINACIAL CENTRE AS A SIGN OF SOLIDARITY TO OUR GOVERMENT

    IS TIME WE MAKE A STATEMENT AS LABOURITES

    ITS TIME THE UWP DIGEST THE 18-3 VICTORY

  8. Dominican and Proud
    December 9, 2010

    What we decide today will shape our tomorrows!!

  9. King Maker
    December 9, 2010

    So Jerry de signatures on de petitishun give you de power in your han, that is what you always wanted. Wid de power in you han you can dictate de big preez wat to do and you can dictate de PM what to do. That is what you call democracy, power in de han of Jerry.

    So while you dere building castles in de air about wat you going to do wid de power in you han you doe got yet, imaging yourself as de king maker. Soon you going an get petishun to fire de PM an you going an get petition to fire de big preez an you going to put your puppets in does posishun an dat is democracy.

  10. 365 RIVERS
    December 9, 2010

    ALL DOMINICANS SHOULD COME OUT TO SUPPORT AND SIGN THIS PETTITION AND MUST SHOW UP AT THE PRESIDENT’S OFFICE.

    WE MUST UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS NOT JUST FOR US’ BUT FOR OUR CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN.

    • Devoted Dominican.
      December 9, 2010

      YOU ARE AN IDIOT. YOU HAVE NO CHILDREN AND NO GRAND CHILDREN. AND IT’S BECAUSE OF SOLID HUMAN WASTE LIKE YOU WHY THEY HAD TO INVENT BIRTH CONTROL.

  11. well
    December 9, 2010

    after 50 years of supporting Dominica, i dont think the man just would do something like that outta mal intension’s..afterall…Mr Jerry: the same people who against your plea is the same ones who blinded and refuse to vote for justice and truth…ALL THEY VOTING IS THE COLOUR!

  12. looking in from the outside
    December 9, 2010

    All of all you,,behave like idiots still.
    I hope you all don’t have any relatives or loved ones or friends working at Brizee Mart….for they will soon join the list of unemployed in Dominica.
    A set of people just sitting back and saying “they ” need to do this and “all you” need to do that…..I do not know why these people don’t take the first step and start to do something.
    But my people…time will tell

  13. seek
    December 8, 2010

    …Dominica doesnt bring forth any postive or anything to shout about they love their skero
    because he graduate with a degree in telling Lies…

    where under this planet earth where folks have half a brain would they even consider a child playing toy to be their Leader it shows how the island is it has many resources but because the citizens are cowards and setlle for less in all aspects of their society this skero could still lead them for a next 20 years as dominicans are so blind and doe doe and all the do is call the radio program daily talking nonsense……talk is cheap….

    go show your damm surport on the 17th of dec at the Financial Centre peaceful in white…

    dominicans arent serious about anything with regards to governance only 8% of the population is aware thats the island is sold out!!!

  14. Martin Deporres
    December 8, 2010

    I want to see the names on that lest eh pal.

    Is suspect some dead folks voting dere….

    • sideliner
      December 9, 2010

      you can only sign once it mal papeye , I signed once and it would be nice for me to sign off dangerous Charles saravin 2000 times

  15. Q95
    December 8, 2010

    OH BOY! DOMINICA IS DYING AND CRYING FOR HELP…” WHAT HAVE I (Dca) DONE TO THOSE POWER HUNGRY PEOPLE? JUST CANT BEAR THIS WICKEDNESS THAT’S HAPPENING TO ME . IT’S A SHAME TO KNOW, SEE, AND HEAR WHAT MY OWN CHILDREN(dominicans)ARE DOING TO ME.”

  16. What a stupid thing to say
    December 8, 2010

    Any one person could sign 100 times from the same computer and ip address this petition proves nothing.

    • Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
      December 9, 2010

      They could also use different computers of relatives and friends.

  17. Chief
    December 8, 2010

    The 719 online signatures should go a long way. lol

  18. DAHMAN
    December 8, 2010

    MR JERRY,I HAVE 2SON PLAN OT COME DOMINICA TO LIVE,YOUR ACTION COULD AFFECT THEM.DOMINICANS NEED TO TAKE A PAUSE THINK WHAT YOU DID YOUR PLAN IS TO CRIPPLE THE ENTIRE COUNTRY JUST FOR YOUR DIRTY POLITI CAL REASON,I LOVE MY COUNTRY I PREFFER YOUR FEW EMPLOYEES TOO SUFFER INSTEAD THE ENTIRE NATION,SO GO TO HELL WITH YOUR BUSINESS AND YOUR PETITION.

  19. mr. wung futin
    December 8, 2010

    8-O :cry: :-P :twisted: :oops: :mrgreen: :evil: :-o :roll: :!:

  20. West Coast
    December 8, 2010

    I signed the petition because I am not a blind follower. At the opening of the Layou Tourist Facility, the National Authorising Officer for the EU, Mr Eddie Lambert said that the EU is concerned about how their money is spent on projects in developing countries.

    Mr Brisbane’s letters were the forerunner of the EU’s comments. Thank you Mr Brisbane, you are a true patriot!!

  21. Fair
    December 8, 2010

    I do not think that Charlo should have said what he said- at least not so loud; I gave him wrong for that; But like others before me have said, Jerry’s letters were tantamount to treason; Jerry needs to know that our domestic affairs had no right to reach that far; and by the way, what “domestic affairs” nah? just speculations! So what it boils down to is that: Charlo said out loud what most of us patriot Dominicans were feeling inside and planned to do anyway! But as a minister Charlo should not have said it out loud. He should have taken a leaf from Jerry’s book: use a public letter or forum to say what you really want to say but not in obvious words; that’s just what Jerry did in his letters.

    • Parish of St. Paul
      December 9, 2010

      In other words you saying that Charlo should talk in “Jel Bouteille?” In that case, I agree with you.

  22. leroy possie
    December 8, 2010

    WOW, Dominicans an opportunity has once again arrive, lets make good this time! I am not here to endorse mr. brisbane, because i think his actions could have been carried out differently, but we are heading down hill very fast the way things are being conducted in Dominica my friends we are going down fast. the landslide victory was a mistake, what it realy shows is that we have no opposition! which we should all know that we do not have a democracy! who is to represent us with all the allegations of wrong doing in a beautiful country like ours? who is going to hold these politician accountable for their reckless behavior? I say we sign that paper and send a message to our representatives that they have to answer for their actions. am not saying the labor party should not have won the election but a land slide victory, mistake!

  23. AS I SEE IT,,,,,,,,,,,
    December 8, 2010

    jerry u already a mafia , do not wry with silly dominicans : savarin still singing for his salary, u aint got to wrk my bro. life goes on……………

  24. Fed-up
    December 8, 2010

    This subject still going on??? Ohhhhh…..sooooo boring. History has moved on and we need a break from this chupidness 8-O .

  25. Attorney
    December 8, 2010

    While I do not support Savarin’s call for boycott, I strongly believe that Jerry should be punished severely for his treason like behaviour.

    Jerry on Sunday the 19th you will see the response to your petition

  26. domnitchen
    December 8, 2010

    Jerry Brisbane get a life !!!! Stop the nonsense

  27. v.g
    December 8, 2010

    i don’t mr brisbane was right at all .if he had a problem with the funds .he should as are leading busnessman make an appointment ,sit down talk with the d,a officals.it’s true he has alot of employeesbut dominica has more.dominica is the bigger picture.when big projects come to d.a he benefits too.every one benefits including the bussiness places, wether it;s building materials or groceries.mr savarin was mad when he made the statment.but all of us do that sometimes we cant take back the spoken word.so e should move on for the sake of dominica.

  28. Just Thinking.......
    December 8, 2010

    That’s a lot of signatures………..says something about where us Dominicans stand……
    Mr.Savarin, better look out!!! Get your stuff right!

  29. FED UP DOMINICAN
    December 8, 2010

    So much for peace and goodwill to all.

    When is this feud going to end. One is keeping his head down, while the other is still being vocal.

    Did many take Mr. Savarin’s advise and boycott, (I know I didn’t). So I’ll take the same approach and not sign Mr. Brisbane’s petition. I and only I will dictate how I think and what I do. I will not add to the foolishness going on in Dominica. Show me a worthy cause that will benefit Dominica and its people then I’d join in without hesitation.

    Dare I suggest that both men send each other a christmas card.

  30. A Voice
    December 8, 2010

    In all good conscience, what do you believe would be the end result of you sending letters to donor countries and agencies cautioning about dispensation of donor money in Dominica?

    Savarin was wrong, very wrong to ask Dominicans to boycott your business, seeing that he is a minister of government, and your business is place of employment and revenue. That was very reckless and concieted of Savarin, but in all truth who expects any less from mister.

    But are you not asking Dominicans to do to Savarin the very same thing that he was asking Dominicans to do to you?

    Which one of you two guys took the higher road here? I support none of you guys in that whole fiasco. This is grown men acting like children and is Dominica’s name and reputation hanging in the balance here…

    I watchin’ still!

    • Deep-in-thought
      December 8, 2010

      Good point……(A Voice)

    • Charmer
      December 8, 2010

      My sentiments exactly

    • Lizavier4Jesus
      December 9, 2010

      To A voice

      Compare the last line of your last paragraph with the first line of my second last paragraph. You are the voice which echoed my understanding, We cannot be wrong. What do grown men expect, when they act like children, who do not know what they are doing?

      You are so right! We and our Dominica are made to be the JOKER to the world, through this childish foolishness. This is so unfair!

  31. Tomas
    December 8, 2010

    Peace , my brother. Peace be upon you.

  32. Fairplay
    December 8, 2010

    someone needs to visit the acute psychaitric unit!!!

  33. Grand Bay overseas
    December 8, 2010

    Stop it…and move on we have enough situations that are more important
    than this petty…shi…..t. The people need better than that this constant bickering
    does not help the country.Lifes too short Move on Mr Brisbane

    • Lizavier4Jesus
      December 9, 2010

      To GBO

      Well we might face more conflict this weekened as Dominicans are not willing to let go of this stupidness. Counts show that those who took part in this pettition have supported O D Brisbane. If Dominicans themselves will not stop it, why should Mr. Brisbane? After all, they are giving him grounds! Now that they have given him the power to cause more conflict in their lives, I am looking to find out who are they going to blame this time. I am just sorry that all my loved ones live in Dominica.

      But I am hoping that Dominicans abroad are not responsible in supporting this ongoing conflict more than Dominicans at home. For if they are, I am saying with boldness to them, that they have no heart of compassion for the people of their homeland! Dominicans at home, if you are more responsibility for this, you ought to know what you going through there. You ought to know that no one can ease your pain, if you will not help yourself. That is what my doctor always tells me.

  34. warma
    December 8, 2010

    I place the blame on both sides and I will attempt to maintain an independent position in the process; here goes –

    (1) To Jerry. I believe his issues with the government were best left within the confines of Dominica. I totally disagree with him taking the issue up with foreign entities because that can easily be construed as inviting foreigners into the internal affairs of Dominica, and that’s a no-no.; as a matter of fact, that is borderline treasonous. He, as well as others, contend that he did not say that any of those entities should stop with their assistance, but it is disingenuous to think that a letter worded as such, would not cause the reader to pause, if not outright stop, whatever assistance their giving. I will maintain that a Dominican attempting taking food out of the mouths of Dominicans is treasonous, no matter who does it.

    (2) To Savarin. His pronouncement that Dominicans should boycott the legitimate business and employer demonstrates once again that this man does not, and has never held the interests of Dominicans at heart; he didn’t have it when he was head of the CSA and proceeded to shut down the country 3 decades ago, he doesn’t have it now. This man should not be left anywhere anything that is of interest to Dominicans – PERIOD! He should go – matter of fact, the Prime Minister should dismiss him. A government minister advocating for the collapse of a legitimate employer of Dominicans, some of which may have even voted for the party Mr. Savarin represents, is an astonishing display of a lack of political judgment. It is also treasonous because he too is attempting to take food from the mouths of Dominicans.

    I will close with this famous quote;

    “First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out – because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the communists and I did not speak out – because I was not a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out – because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me – and by then there was no one left to speak out for me.”

    This quote is attributed to Pastor Martin Niemoller, a Lutheran church leader in Germany in the 1920’s and 30’s. His biography is extensive, but let me give a brief snapshot.

    After the defeat of Germany at the end of World War 1, Niemoller preached for the rise of Germany again, for a great strong leader to rise up and bring the country back to prominence. He advocated German nationalism; it was a philosophy identical to one, Adolph Hitler. When the Nazi’s came to power, he cheered them on. Throughout the 20’s, when the Nazi’s began to purge their society of those who disagreed with them as well as those that were not of pure Aryan bloodlines, he turned a blind eye to atrocities in his midst. He eventually, albeit late, began to have a change of heart, and upon meeting Hitler in the early 1934 to discuss, among other things, the demand that all churches swear allegiance to Hitler, he refused, and henceforth, through his sermons, began to be critical of the things he had turned a blind eye to all along. He was arrested by the Gestapo numerous times between 1934 and 1937 and placed in prison. In 1938 he was again detained but this time he was sent to a concentration camp where he and spent 7 years. After WW2, he gave many lectures and its during that post-war period he made that famous statement. His point was that, through silence, Germans as a whole were complicit in the Nazi imprisonment and murder of millions of people.

    The lesson in this for Dominicans is this; if you see injustice, if you see corruption, if you see any political figure act in a manner that is contrary to our ideals and the interests of our country, speak out; say something. Let Dominicans know what is going on. Do it, but be faithful to each other in the process.

    • Lizavier4Jesus
      December 9, 2010

      To Warma

      This lesson still does not tell us what we must do, as far as the conflict between Mr. Brisbane and Mr. Savarin is concerned. For the two men, and mostly because of the political affilliation in this conflict, continue to use us as the rope of a stupid tug-of-war, as they fight against each other. We are being pulled back and forth from both sides as the demand: “come on my side and do this, or come on my side and do that!” Those two guys are boldly dictating to us, a dictation that will fulfill nothing but their own satisfaction.

      Those particular men and women do not think that Dominicans have a personal mind and intelligence of their own. Perhaps it is because we look up to them as Lords, Masters, and Madams too much. An 18-3 vote at election time, seems more like a vote for favouring men and women rather than choosing them because of their ability to function with wisdom and authority.

      Mr. Brisbane quietly wrote letters to financial institutions, who aid the financial needs of Dominica through its government. His reasons were based mostly on personal conclusions; he showed no proof for his conclusions; neither did he assure the needy of Dominica, whom he mentioned in those letter, that their needs would be met through some of his personal efforts. But he remained quiet about those letters, until his secret was exposed.

      Dominicans expressed their displeasure against what Mr. Brisbane did, but Mr Savarin took it up as a reason to pull them on his side. Not realizing that he would have made a grand mistake.

      Dominicans expressed their displeasure against Mr. Savarin advice or suggestion to them, to boycout Mr Brisbane’s business; and Mr Brisbane took it up as a reason to gain their support by asking them to vote through his petition letter, calling for Mr. Savarin’s resignation as a Minister of Government. Neither Mr. Brisbane nor Mr. Savarin seem not to care less if Dominicans are displayed with their words and actions. Who are they? They must be saying, that I should apologize to them. But why would they anyway, especially that quite a few are still pampering Mr. Brisbane, including our great Father Jolly.

      I perceive that both men are incompetent, childish, and ignorant in attitude and conduct. They both want nothing more than political power and fame. In other words they both want the spotlight. And those of us who believe that the words and actions of those two men are anything more than the desire to satisfy their ego, well I say, “that is just too bad”.

      As far as this foolish tug-of-war is concerned, I pray that God’s time will come for Him to put an end to it, for the peace, comfort, and unity of fellow Dominicans.

      • Lizavier4Jesus
        December 9, 2010

        correction:

        Neither Mr. Brisbane nor Mr. Savarin seem to care less, if the majority of Dominicans are displeased with their words and actions.

      • warma
        December 10, 2010

        Liz, I totally agree with you. Dominicans are being used as pawns in a testosterone-fueled grudge match between 2 opposite “powers”. The sad thing is that they know that too, and they’re allowing it to happen, all in the name of party loyalty – never mind what is being highlighted may be something to seriously examine, they don’t care. They willingly throw caution to the wind and then they come back to say people holding them down.

        I personally believe that a significant amount of the “people in power”, be it politics, business or otherwise, are in it for their own self aggrandizement; the welfare of the common man is almost always secondary to theirs. That is painfully apparent in our current slate of politicians whose fiduciary responsibility is to look out and manage the affairs of Dominicans. But we as a people have some measure of blame for this too, as you stated regarding the 18-3 plebiscite. This “poto-” this or that party mentality needs to stop in order for the country to move forward. Dominicans need to examine the qualifications of those that are put forward to represent them. But they don’t do that – elections tend to represent a popularity contest based on who giving more free stuff, who i can get a drink from, etc etc. That is ridiculous. Until such time when we demand credibility in our leaders this situation will continue unabated. Our politics is too parochial; something needs to change, drastically, and soon.

  35. spicy
    December 8, 2010

    8) Jerry, you were wrong about the letter, only looking for self and your actions were not in the best interest of Dominicans……Now is who in the kitchen feeling the heat…….Mr.Savarin is right.

  36. Anonymous
    December 8, 2010

    AA, he not getting d boots on d ground as he was boasting on Q some weeks ago!!!

    Laugh him down!!!

  37. Anonymous
    December 8, 2010

    Mr.Brisbane i do not leave in Dominica but I am supporting you 100% Mr savarin doesn’t have the interest of the poor people.Dominicans wake up!

    • Peace
      December 8, 2010

      u maybe need to go back to Dominica so some body can teach u the difference between Live and leave…hahahahah

  38. jade
    December 8, 2010

    This is political…DNO quoted Jerry….”things to change in this country”
    In my opinion, this is political. Those who are hungry for power come in all kinds of sheep’s clothing and Jerry is one of them. Both Jerry and Savarin do not wish well for the people. SHAME!!!!!!

  39. Dominican people
    December 8, 2010

    Mr. Jerry Brisbane need to behave him self yeah. He asking Dominicans to support his BS against Hon. Charles Savarin, the same Dominicans he use to make D………. fire after they hire them. All Jerry them want to do is fire people for nothing and then he want their support to over throw the hands that feed them.

  40. something's wrong
    December 8, 2010

    jerry get a life!

    • King ghetto
      December 8, 2010

      He need an injection in his brain

  41. PRECIOUS
    December 8, 2010

    THAT LIL ISLAND TEHY CALLING DOMINICA HAVE TOO MUCH IN IT FOR ME….. THEY NEED TO STOP ALL THAT CORRUPTION AND TRY TO MAKE DOMINICA A BETTER PLACE.

  42. new york in the house..
    December 8, 2010

    correction *them*

  43. Slyma
    December 8, 2010

    I agree it’s the season to be preparing for Christ Second coming. Let us be at peace with one another, stop that politics. Mr B, leave those people politics alone. Please do not allow your name to be in any politics – those people that have you doing dat already season in their business and do care about people.

    You care about people, poor and needy stay in that role. Please.

  44. mouth of the south
    December 8, 2010

    hhhmmmm dat have over 7000 signatures n for a place like dominica that’s alot

    • Dominician
      December 8, 2010

      We live all over the world but we all have families in Dominica so we have to look out for them. We don’t need to ne in DA to sign the petition. I don’t live in DA but i signed it because my parents live there.

      • anonymous
        December 9, 2010

        Really? Don’t worry hon, we are doing just fine taking care of them with our tax money paid on time too. so stay where you are and pay us no mind. Just don’t come home and expect a bed of roses OK?

    • TUPES
      December 8, 2010

      THAT DOES NOT REALLY REPRESENT THE VOICE OF THE PLP.

      JERRY GET A LIFE U R PLAYING POLITIQUES AND HIDING BEHIND UR BUSINESS. TUPES TUPES. I DONOT SUPPORT PLP TO BOYCOT UR BUSINESS BUT I NEED U TO STOP POLITIKING. NOT BECAUSE U R GIVING A FAMILY A DAILY BREAD U THINK U CAN JUST RIGHT TO ALL DONORS ALL OVER THE WORLD AND BLAST THE GOVERNMENT. I THINK THAT IS NOT BEING A TRU PATTRIOT. STOP IT.

  45. Proud Dominican
    December 8, 2010

    Mr. Brisbane, you can submit all petition you want, the DLP has already stated that they are in support of Mr. Savarin’s statement. You were the one who started this in the first place by trying to sabotage the assistance given to Dominica by writing those letters. Though, I may not be in supposrt of Mr. Savarin’s statement, he has his reason for making such a statement. And it is clear that majority of us Dominicans are satisfied with the DLP’s work thus far. So for peace in this country, I ask you and your goons to please let this rest because if this continues, your business and the opposition party will suffer while the DLP government gain support.

    • Ken
      December 8, 2010

      DLP????? Is it still a politicalparty with officers and such? I beg to defer-it is just an election apparatus.. It is not a party——not any more…………that’s for sure.

      • Peace
        December 8, 2010

        ken do u even know wht u talking about…….

    • diaspora
      December 8, 2010

      Well I was waiting to hear a supporter of the DLP say they are satisified with their work and that’s the problem on the ISLAND,by the way you can only speak for yourself because a larger section of our people disapprove with the status quo and that’s why they are calling for we changes..
      Everything cannot be about political parties or who we like and dont like those are not part of the qualification of being a good leader it takes much more than that.

  46. zuma
    December 8, 2010

    I will not condemn any one

    please dont beg for my vote on this.

    There are crucial issues in dominica which needs addressing.

    Housing, land issues and thier ridiculous high prices ( stony, dry land with no attraction)

    mentaly ill persons walking the streets and threatening individuals

    uneducated children

    prisons and its fascilities

    entertainment for tourists and young persons

    and the list goes on and on

    So please dont go begging people to sign any bloody petition,

    you make your bed lie in it

    I never ask you to speak on my behalf

    • sky
      December 8, 2010

      so idiotic…who do u want to speak for u if you don’t do it for yourself, if we have no oppositionto do so on your behalf (cus what we have isn’t), if when you do u do so under ur breath, when the poor is afraid to, and the majority of the rich can take a flight to some other country when things go bad here or hide behind their money?

      YOU GO BRISBANE

    • The Guard
      December 8, 2010

      Zuma dear, just don’t sign the darn petition but do no tell Mr. Briasane what he sould do or should not do, speak for yourself, many of us applaud Mr. Brisbane’s vilaint efforts on our behalves and we will sign the petition enmasse!!!!! Why don’t you address the issues if you think you can.. All you encouraging the people that we elected to run the country and address the issues you speak about to steal, rape and pillage the country and all you want other people who are not responisble or being paid to do it to do it.. One thing I hope you are not incharge of is the education of the children.. Again I say thank you very much Mr. Brisbane, people like you give Dominica a little hope, it shows that mot all Dominicans are ignorant and clueless.. We have some thinkers there to! Let’s tecah the children how to think and to engage in critical analysis of issues, tecah them self sufficiency, not mendecany, thesch them about morality, ethics and values, not deception, lies, fraud and corruption, teach them that lying and cheating and stealing is wrong..

      • .
        December 9, 2010

        Guard. if you telling Zuma to speak for himself then why would you support Jerry speaking for 70000 Dominicans without their consent. Why?

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