FULL STORY: Brisbane says he has no regrets writing to donor agencies

Jerry Brisbane

Proprietor of OD Brisbane & Sons, Jerry Brisbane, has indicated he will be writing to the United Nations (UN) about issues affecting Dominica in light of a statement released yesterday by the UN to mark International Anti-Corruption Day in which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged business leaders across the world to denounce corruption and institute measures to combat the vice “in line with the United Nations convention against graft”.

Brisbane signalled his intentions to the media about writing the UN on similar sentiments after presenting a petition to President Nicholas Liverpool this morning.

He defended his decision to write letters to the European Union and other donors in which he raised concern about the way Dominica uses aid money.

Minister for National Security Charles Savarin had called for Dominicans to boycott Brisbane’s business as a result of these letters as government officials accused Brisbane of trying to stop donor countries from providing aid to Dominica.

“I have absolutely no regret and in fact I am now considering and even writing the UN – so that’s something that I may even do very shortly because I am sure you would have seen a UN report that has come out on corruption and different things. Ban Ki Moon… has come out on a report and Dominica is definitely going to the next level…” Bribane said  to the media this morning.

He also stated, “I will explore all avenues at this point in time to get the message out to the world that Dominica…is not being runned in the way that it should be runned.”

Ban had said that corruption “distorted markets and hindered economic growth”.

“Corruption acts as a hidden overhead charge that drives up prices and erodes quality without any benefit to producers or consumers. Preventing corruption makes good business sense. Increasingly, investors are factoring not only environmental, social and governance considerations into their decision-making, but sound ethical performance as well,” Ban added.

The petition, which attracted  just under 4,000 signatures, is requesting the removal of Labour Minister Charles Savarin for calling on the public via a radio programme last month to boycott Brisbane’s company, OD Brisbane & Sons after Brisbane sent letters to international organisations expressing issues with Dominica’s use of aid money.

Savarin accused Brisbane of accusing donor agencies to stop funding to Dominica but the businessman said nowhere in his letters asked that funding be stopped.

Speaking to journalists about the matter this morning, Brisbane said Savarin’s call to boycott a local business is not a good example for investors.

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120 Comments

  1. To communicate is our RIGHT
    December 13, 2010

    Edward Lambert the National Authorizing Officer (NAO) with the EU, himself admitted in public that a European who casually was visiting Dominica saw for himself the neglect and incompetence regarding an eco-tourism project financed by the EU in Dominica. That EU citizen wrote to the EU, the EU then communicated with their office in Barbados who wrote to the Dominican authorities about the mismanagement of that project.

    Lambert, in his arrogance and defense of his inefficient DLP Govt. and friends, forgot that he had demonised Jerry Brisbane for writing to the EU complaining genuinely about the same things the EU citizen was concerned about. What is wrong with those guys?

    Lambert is still the NAO plus political adviser to Govt., getting two huge salaries paid by the tax payers of Dominica. Two years ago he told Dominicans that Govt. was looking for a replacement for him as NAO. Only this week Dominicans heard the post being advertised for an NAO. Is Something wrong with those guys? Are they stooges giving support to any wrong corrupt acts? Jerry did nothing wrong against the law. But those who really engage in corrupt practices, disobey the law, especially in Public office, are given praises. Lambert, a lay religious Minister, giving people LUSTY, trying to save their souls for Heaven?

  2. ITASSI MAN
    December 13, 2010

    that is a labar forum, let me comeout there before i get coruptted

  3. jbfox.
    December 12, 2010

    Someone please start a petition drive to try this man jerry for treason.

  4. Against lies, distortions, misrepresentations, and falsehood
    December 12, 2010

    Relating this to the new story on DNO about “Venezuela considers Internet regulations”:

    Can you ever see these headlines for countries like Barbados, Saint Lucia, England, Canada or the United States?

    We should do all we can to prevent the thought of this censorship – much more the implementation – ever happening in Dominica. Had Government responded to Mr. Brisbane’s inquiries when he raised them over the past few months, there would have been peace in the land and all the negativity of these past few weeks would have been avoided. Various ministers are now coming out in the media (INCLUDING THE INTERNET) and addressing the same issues Mr. Brisbane has been raising. I guess when he asked the questions back then, their stance was “who does he think he is to ask questions?”…and THAT IS A PROBLEM! That is a problem!

    The scariest thing is that there are thousands of Dominica who prefer to sell their freedom in exchange for back ‘n neck and rice every week…just so they do not have to work for a living… …just as some will sell their land valued at thousands of dollars for $900.00 to buy a fridge at Courts.

    A related problem is that there are too many Dominicans who want to be taken care of instead of finding work to do. These people will vote for any policy or law that allows them not to have to look for a job or to work hard. This mentality will be the demise of the Country as NO COUNTRY can truly succeed if its citizens depend on it for all their needs.

    Communism/dictatorships have failed and will continue to fail. Go ask people living in Russia, Iraq, Eastern Europe, Cuba, Haiti, and some African countries after so many people have died senselessly and brutally for speaking out or asking questions…only the leaders, their press people, and close associates had it good – sometimes.

  5. Pseudo CI
    December 11, 2010

    It is very hard to comprehend why Dominicans do not see that they are destroying their country.

    World politics is too complicated and misleading to introduce in Dominica.

    We do not have the infrastructure to handle these ‘fights’.

    Dominicans stick to your village.

    Let the community feeling nurture our development as we did in the past.

    • Jah Angel
      December 12, 2010

      So perfectly said! all the arguing and fighting to remove the government etc is so absurd! Mr. Brisbane need to stop his lunacy and work instead together with the government in a positive manner instead of making a laughing stock of our precious island! So to must the minister be educated enough not to feed into any ones lunacy when they speak against them!

  6. Fame
    December 11, 2010

    @mouth of the south

  7. Fame
    December 11, 2010

    you are apparently one other peeps on here love to hate…

  8. FRANCIS FRANCIS CHICAGO IL
    December 11, 2010

    REAL DOMINICAN HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO THE REST OF THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS I DON’T THINK SO I BEEN TO ALL .

  9. Real Dominican.
    December 11, 2010

    HEY HEY HEY.. Since 2006, i visited DA n the corruption was already in the people & Govt. It supprised me that our PM was given a bullet proof car. Not more supprising was the fact that we let a Corrupted Venezula become part of your lives. If u follow what’s been happening in that country, u will understand why DA is going to the “SHITS”. excuse the french…and 2 think that our Govt. had dealings during elections. What does an under developed country like DA, who recently had a mile marking stone in the 21 century of a “NIGHT LANDING” need something like that 4. I think that when jerry started this, no one thought that he was opening up such a big can of worms n would escalate into what it has become. The fact of the matter is that, is has. We Dominican citizens appointed the so called corruption into office. Now we have our tails between our legs. WE r as much to blame, n right now we need to unite as DOMINICANS. The monies could be used to elevate us from the POVERTY < YES. we/re in. instead of criticizing, try taking a more positive avenue to better the cituation, EDUCATE the people out of the 15th century into a better standard of living. WORK TOGETHER not against EACH OTHER. The elected have food on their tables.. U DON'T. Remember…DA belongs to THE PEOPLE… NOT GOVT. I hope n pray 4 U n Mr Brisbane.

    • Expat
      December 12, 2010

      All the so called Real Dominicans, I hope in a few years to come you and your fellow compatriots will see the value and benefits that our beloved island gained from its association with countries like Venezuela, China and Cuba. For too long we have been led to believed our allies are the United States and Europe. But I ask you to show me how many of these so called allies are willing to offer our young people the opportunity to better educate themselves in this global economy? How many of our talented young people are benefiting from scholarships given by Cuba, Venezuela and China? How many new roads or sea defence projects have been completed by our so called favoured allies? In our skewed way of thinking and blind love for all that is capitalist and American and European we fail to see who are the real perpetrators of our underdevelopment. IN light of the recent revelation by Wikileaks, I hope you and your fellow Real Dominicans have become more aware of who the real dictators are. The American and European governments have proved just as shady as Chavez and the those you seek to condemn. Be grateful for the small things we have and stop biting the hand that feed you. I certainly don’t see you guys boycotting the show and other events held at your beautiful spanking new stadium. Neither do I see you guys boycotting the new roads laid down as a result of our governments association with those you seem so quick to label and discard.

  10. RAVI
    December 11, 2010

    I know in another country Jerry an his followers would be behind bars.Imagine dragging one of his workers Cuthbert in his “COMESS”. Over the years he has always used Cuthbert as his “MOOSE BOY” but forcing Cuthbert to blindly follow him it shows that he is saying “MASSA” days not done .
    It just amazes me that people would want to support Jerry for his act of HIGH Treason

    • Expat
      December 12, 2010

      Well said. Far too often our people are allies in their own downfall. It is evident that we have a long long way to go before we can truly say we have moved on from the shackles of our slave mentality. For the likes of Jerry, they are only proud to be called Dominicans when it suits them. If there wasn’t money or prestige to be gained. we would see how fast they would slide to the other side, which they all hold nationality to. I say it is about time the Brisbane and Whitchurches and Astaphans and Nassifs gives the people of Dominica a fair share of the pie too and stop trying all to remain or become millionaires on the back of the hard work of honest working Dominicans. You would be amazed at how difficult it is for someone working really hard to buy a piece of land in DA because of the so called keepers of truth and our interest.

  11. Vegas
    December 11, 2010

    Jerry carefull with what you say and do. let us see what happens with the Wikileaks issue. we might just put out a pitition to try u for treason ….. lets see how many signatures we would get ( iam sure we would surpass what you got for Savarin in a matter of hours)!!

    • Dominican
      December 11, 2010

      Utter nonesense. Treason for what? Well Savarin needs to be tried for treason retroactively for shutting down the country for 47 days in 1977, in an attempt to bring down the Govt. You want some histor?. Here he goes again in 2010, telling people to boycott peoples”s businesses. In 77, he broke into peoples’ stores, sugar and oil on the streets of Roseau and ships by-passing the island. Lots of lost $$$$revenue. My father lamented his best banana crop eaten as ripe fig by snakes till the day he passed away. Savarin should never be in Govt

    • Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
      December 11, 2010

      Count me in! :)
      Brisbane was not fair and just to all Dominican nationals. He has the nerve to want to write the UN. If I were Brisbane, I would not waste my God-given precious time. He appears to me to be a mentally sick person, out to pursue his own agenda and exhibiting one of malice and hatred.
      I do not have any confidence in the UN. Many of them are godless anyway. The UN cannot rectify a thing in the world! The world is in a greater mess. Just listen to the worldwide news. I would like to fire such organizations as the UN. :twisted:
      The UN needs prayers of the faithful people of God. They need to be converted to God.

  12. FRANCIS FRANCIS CHICAGO IL
    December 11, 2010

    JERRY BRISBANE PEOPLE LIKE YOU PUT DOMINICA ON THE LIST OF CORRUPT COUNTRY.

    • Real Dominican.
      December 11, 2010

      NO. WRONG.. FRANCIS. FRANCIS…..People elected into office have control of funds n put dominica on the list . Not Mr Brisbane.. Maybe he should have gone about it differently.So easily have u forgotten what O.D B. has done for the country. Serving the people in so many ways. Not stealing from them. Now don’t undermine ur inteligence. Hopefully ur IQ is higher than the others. :) Instead critize less n ask what u can do to help DOMINICA.

  13. LATITUDED810
    December 11, 2010

    dose this man have the intrest of the country or his own, in a time when obama ratings have fallen because there a people losing there jobs every day, in a time when britain have impose more taxes on its people on on education tuition from 3000 to 9000 pounds. increas in the vat in barbados, increase taxes on alcohol and cigarettes in jamacia.imf plans for grenada,antigua,st.lucia. dominica does not hve any increase in taxes.instaed we have free health care for children up to 18yrs, free health care for the elderly,the yes you can program, assitance for those who are unable to build with the new housing programe and there is a lot more.

    jerry all what you are doing the hand of god will pass his judgement, i hope when you get it you wont close your eyes again.i will place your bib and a diaper next to you

    • Real Dominican.
      December 11, 2010

      LATITUDE810. Yes i think he does. Maybe not a smart move, but can u tell me the general salary of an average dominican. have u ever had to grow up in a shack.cook on a cold pot outside , use an outhouse, bum a ride to the city etc. When was the last time u really took intrest in how dominicans live. we r the poorest of the caribbean islands. we have the natural resources of nature. yes we r rich there. . We r in the 21st cenutry bud, n still parts of DA live in the early years. I think that we really need to take a hard look @ our US,BRITISH,CANADIAN etc lives that we Dominicans live and thank GOD that he has given us that much. The people of DA don’t. Contribute in some way to hepl them.That would be your true calling. PS. reread ur comments b4 posting n correct mistakes. Thank u.

      • Jah Angel
        December 12, 2010

        Dominicans are not starving ( who can starve in dominica? and idiot? and then again not even)

        Take a good look at dominicans on a regular day – all dressed up in Gucci, Louis, Dolce & Gabana etc. Not one person n Da now want to wear anything that has no brand name! They all drive brand new cars ( even if the bank owns them) Any Artist brought to Dominica its a sold out event! So please don’t say our people starving or are poor! THEY CHOOSE where they spend their money! Maybe we need to teach them the value of life and how to spend their hard earned dollars!

        What do we on the outside always go home for? Roseau? Hell no! we go home for that country feeling, that coal pot food by de river which we so so wish we had every day1 We are not a poor country we just don’t appreciate the beauty and richness of our Dominica. And remember ther is no place on earth that has everything nice and dandy!

  14. vi massive
    December 11, 2010

    :twisted: DOMINICAN WAKE-UP FROM YOUR SLEEP AND SLUMBER THIS MAN JERRY BRISBANE IS ENEMY # 1 TO OUR COUNTRY.

  15. Clueless
    December 11, 2010

    First off “i did not even vote this past election, so my statements are not politically motivated as so many are with their posts. I support people who stand for their right and who stand up against corruptionbut I do believe in a right and wrong way in which things are to be done and with that being said I think Mr. Brisbane could have stood up for his right in a more effective and responsible manner than which he did. “Picture this that our neighbor has issues with you but instead of confronting you first with the issue he simply goes straight to the police” That does not seem to be what friend should do right? Well thats the situation that has played out with Mr.B and the Present Government. On top of that there is a significant risk that his actions could have hindered any aid to our poor needy country through any government both present and future. Labor or UWP. To sum it up , he may have had a good idea but went about it the wrong way and risk hurting not just a party or a “corrupt” government but an entire nation much more than just 4,000 people which by the way is less that 6% of the population.

    • Real Dominican.
      December 11, 2010

      Reply to… clueless. M with u. Now we need to rethink the cituation n reunite a true people of DA. Work to remedy the cituation. put the real needs of the people n the country to work to better their way of life. DA is stuck in the 15th century. Tourism needs to be looked @ very seriosly. the city has really nothing to offer like the more developed caribbean islands. learn from their advantages. Impliment new ideas n reach a better solution. Only dominicans can do it, buy working together… Good luck my peeps.

    • Jah Angel
      December 12, 2010

      You didn’t vote so be quiet we cannot hear You! Vote next time and then your voice will be heard!

  16. Simple
    December 11, 2010

    The UN cannot even investigate itself, it so corrupt. So Jerry please get a life. There Is No Revolution Without The Peasants. You are not a man of the people. All mista care about is his own personal gain not about the suffering workers. He forms part of the bourgeoisie who control the means of production. We the proletariat workers so no to you and your bourgeois friends. The tide has turned we now wanna control the means of production. You dont care about people’s well-being all you are about is making profit as a true Capitalist/Imperialist. Get a life Jerry. Democracy is alive but there must be order in the state. When there is word of civil disobedience force must be called in place. When you start giving your workers a just salary you can talk about corruption and attribution of markets. You buy their labor below market value and fire they at will. They are not allowed a Union to bargain so please get real Jerry.

    • Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
      December 11, 2010

      I just replied accordingly – somewhat. I agree with all of you. Brisbane needs to clean up his act prior to trying to supposedly cleaning up another act, what he presume to be wrong. You know the saying, “The pot calling the kettle black.”
      I am surprised that there are some Dominicans who support him. They do not know what is good and bad for them and the difference. These people are not fair and just.
      Brisbane could wreck Dominica with his malicious writings. It appears that this is his intent. He thinks that he is harming the Prime Minister but he is doing a lot of harm, much more, to Dominica and its nationals.
      He better be careful for, “Man proposes and God disposes.”
      Dominica is part of God’s world. He has his eyes on it and on Dominicans as in any other part of the world. I pray that God will put an end soon to his nonsense and malice.

    • Expat
      December 12, 2010

      Brilliantly put. Thanks for saying all that is true and in such an unbiased way. It is about time the people of Dominica see who the real enemies are.

    • Jah Angel
      December 12, 2010

      I like you! Obviously the govt not giving Jerry what he asks for so he have to find a way to get back at them
      1 what he dont realise is he hurting the entire island by his stupidity! The ones who are on his side are the ones who eat and drink from him and benefit from his handouts and his name.. !

  17. Devoted Dominican.
    December 11, 2010

    DOMINICANS, YOU ALL ARE A BUNCH OF HYPOCRITICAL PEOPLE. IN OTHER WORDS, WOLFS IN SHEEP CLOTHING. JERRY BRISBANE IS OUT THERE TRYING TO CUT THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, WHEN HE IS CONFRONTED BY SOMEONE WHO HAS THE BACKBONE TO DO SO HE THEN TURNS AROUND AND THREATENS THE LIVELIHOOD OF THAT PERSON. THEN TO ADD SALT TO INJURY HE THEN TURNS AROUND AND SAYS THAT HE HAS NO REGRETS OF DOING WHAT HE DID. HE THEN TURN AROUND AND STARTS A PETITION TO OUST A PROMINENT MINISTER OF YOUR GOVT. THEN ONLY TO FIND THAT 4000 PEOPLE WHO HAS NO BRAINS, NO COMMON SENSE, HAS NOTHING TO OFFER OR GIVE TO THE COUNTRY, TURNS AND SIGNS THAT PETITION. THE 4000 PEOPLE WHO SIGNED THAT PETITION WILL SOON BE ASKING FOR HANDOUTS TO SUPPORT BOTH THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILY, WHILE JERRY LIVES IN LUXURY.

    • hmm2
      December 11, 2010

      wel jus say thank u that you are not one of dem

      • Anonymous
        December 11, 2010

        you not a devoted Dominican, you one of those wise assssss persons who are politically blinded and like and arse being led to the slaughter and dont recognise it.

    • Lizavier4Jesus
      December 11, 2010

      To Devoted Dominican

      You probably meant to say: “To add insult to injury” But I agree with you, it is really hard for me to believe that Dominicans have a good thinking mind. They do not understand that the more disrespect that they express to a Minister of Government the more pressure they put on him, until, eventually all he will do is try to gain self satisfaction.

      For example how do people of Dominica understand that the conflict between Mr Brisbane and the men of government in Dominica will die down, when they kindle the destructive fire of Mr. Brisbane, who holds a personal grudge against, perhaps the whole government troop, as the letters he wrote was not about Mr. Savarin.

      Thanks to God that I am not at home and I will ask God to protect my family, other relatives and close friends, from the social chaos and instability that those intended persons are trying to promote in Dominica.

      • Real Dominican.
        December 11, 2010

        Lizavier4jesus….R U REALLY 4 JESUS. If u r. then let me inform u. Jesus would not condem a man 4 standing up to true beliefs. The people of DA elected the corruption. Not outsiders. We need to stop criticizing, n do something POSITIVE to remedy the cituation. Yes thank the good lord that u don’t live back in DA. “REALLY” Y not unite together.

        • Lizavier4Jesus
          December 12, 2010

          To Real Dominican

          Yes, I am really for Jesus, that is why I do not condone to neither the attitude and conducts of Mr. Brisbane, or any person of government, business, and social organizations who are simply after fame, popularity, and power for themselves.

          If you guys did not support Mr. Brisbane in that pettition, do you think that he would still come out with the flame he is now steaming ou?. And by the way you know nothing about Jesus! He said that He did not come to judge (condemn) anyone, as He came to give Life to those who would believe HIm–that was His only responsibilty–and He repeadly asked us to follow His examples. But He warns those who does not accept His claims and to follow Him. For they will have to answer to Eternal Spirit, Almight God, whom he calls Father, that will happen on the Day of Judgement. I leave that up to you to discern what God will do with Mr. Brisbane’s present conducts and attitude, as you have condoned to it.

          We all have the right to express our sentiments about issues that is affecting us. But when people like you decide that you all must question the sentiments of others with rude, insultive, and commanding remarks, I have some trouble with that.

          You are free to accept Mr. Brisbane’s attitude and conduct to your hearts desire, but I resent your rude questioning of my character. And do not tell me what to do!

    • Real Dominican.
      December 11, 2010

      DEVOTED DOMINICAN… If u are sssooooooo devoted. Do something to help the so called idiots in DA. Educate them with brains n common sense. That could b a great start 4 u. I do think that ur intelegence could be better served. We need to understand corruption is cancer n if not controlled will devestate DA. even more.

  18. Keep
    December 10, 2010

    Great Move Jerrry….Keep the pressure on this Corrupted Labour Party back you 100% please write to the UN…

    This Corrupted Labour Party Regime in Dominica…doesnt listen to anyone at all hold everything in secret….MOUs and other secret deals without laying stuff out…not sure whats the secret…

    So seeing they cant listen and understand we going jam them definetly the hard and harsh way..so they will feel the pinch….we know the Feds listen to our talk shows and monitor stuff daily on island as they extremly concern about that anti US ties and bed tender we have..

    all they want and need is a underground leakers team they things will increase which will break open everything….interestling the Feds are amazed at how corrupted and slow the justice system is on island………..dont worry its timing….look out 2011…..

    • Jail those Unpatriotic Bastards!!!
      December 11, 2010

      It’s time the DLP put a stop to dangerous blue mealybugs like you and use the 18-3 majority to put laws to send you guys to jail. I am fed up of this nonsense now. What next? You guys are going to start preaching open assasinations of our leaders? This BS have got to stop!!!!!!

      • keep
        December 11, 2010

        well you crump begger go try if you man enough…..what you sow you well repeat!!….we waiting!!

  19. vibes
    December 10, 2010

    …are the church leaders still sleeping one bloke from the Methodist church think he is a kind of Boss in that not real church council etc….spoke rubbish…about corruption and prove…

    one thing churches in Dominica and very false! and should not be listen too Period!

    they will convince and lead the congregation to the doors of Hell by the sermon..

  20. indeed
    December 10, 2010

    Labour think they going have any one party state in dominica they damm lie…the US state Dep and the Feds were well aware of what took place….they dont chat too much they on island gathering intel….so tell skero he better clean up his tail!

    • BOYCOTT BRISBANE
      December 11, 2010

      may b when u hear people having conversation u should shut da hell up because wat u say makes no sense even if we read it backwards…wat d hell we care of da US dey cannot even fix their own darn problems…so SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP

      • Big-Bannan
        December 11, 2010

        Watch your hostility here sir. Remember we are all at the mercy of DNO and the previlidge they give us to express ourselves here. Although we may not always be right we should remember it is a previlidge that DNO extends to us and not a right. DO not exhaust that previlidge. BRISBANE IS WRONG. AND IF HE WAS IN CHAVEZ’S COUNTRY HE WOULD HAVE BEEN INCASARATED BY NOW. And i’m not even a Skerit supporter.

  21. mr. wung futin
    December 10, 2010

    JAH GUIDE D A :-| :-? :( :( :oops:

  22. only
    December 10, 2010

    Jerry, when you talk of writing to the UN, I draw the line. I support your standing up for what is right, however, you obviously aren’t aware of the malevolent activities that the UN is involved in or the fact that it was created as a base for global govt.

    You need to educate yourself and be careful who you reach out to.
    The matters here need to be resolved here by the citizens. Looking for foreign influence will only make matters worse.

    • Simple
      December 11, 2010

      Well we all should know that Dominica is a sovereign country and the UN cannot do anything for that. The UN itself was involved with a Food for Oil corruption deal. So many other things going on in the world. The UN cant ask or demand that any sovereign government resign. They cannot even ask dictators to resign, Haiti and Ivory Coast, let alone an elected government.
      The UN is not a donor agency and has no jurisdiction over donor agencies. Please people its about time we get real. The UN is nothing. No binding decisions come of from the UN. This is why international law is never enforced….
      Wake up Please and Smell the Coffee.

  23. BossLa
    December 10, 2010

    I think the operative word here in this ‘CPI’ thing is ‘Perception’.

    With all this talk of corruption in the media for the last 2 yrs or so, its natural that people’s perception of it happening in their country to increase.

  24. The Right to Communicate
    December 10, 2010

    A foreign French businessman, Gardakhan, built an asphalt plant close to the Layou community. That plant has been spewing millions of tons of TOXIC waste, CANCER-CAUSING POLLUTANTS, which will surely affect the health of the entire village. Initially he acted illegally by ordering the equipment without Planning Dept. permission. The Chief Planner openly said so. Yet the same Planning Dept. gave him permission to erect the asphalt plant against the wishes of the community.

    Another foreigner sold Dominican PASSPORTS, made MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, promised to build A LAYOU RIVER HOTEL, up to now NO HOTEL. DOMINICA LOST MILLIONS. Many of you even supported that foreigner consciously or unconsciously because some politicians and BIG BOYS were that person’s good friend. Many other such examples could be cited where Dominicans gave support to foreigners as well as locals for doing wrong things to the detriment of Dominica and its people.

    Many of you Dominicans shut your mouths regarding the Asphalt Plant close to the Layou village. You said Nothing in favour of the Layou people. You all do not care two hoots about the effects that Asphalt Plant will have on the HEALTH of those poor people, Dominicans like yourselves. You all are allowing them to suffer slowly. SHAME, SHAME, SHAME. A BIG SHAME.

    But here it is a patriotic, concerned Dominican, exercising his RIGHT to communicate with whoever he wants, when he wants, and doing so in a civil manner, you all Dominicans want to crucify him and ruin his business which has helped many other Dominicans significantly. Is that fair? Isn’t such behaviour wicked?

    Our CONSTITUTION as well as the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION of HUMAN RIGHTS give our citizens the RIGHT to do just what Jerry Brisbane did. What Jerry did is not a CRIME as what the FEW in PUBLIC OFFICE are allegedly accused of. FACTS are there to show all the criminal acts committed by the few unscrupulous persons. So why the expressions of stupidity by fellow Dominicans?

    So tell me. Some of you want to cut off Jerry’s head for doing what is right, fighting corruption, asking for more TRANSPARENCY and ACCOUNTABILITY in the MANAGEMENT of the country? A special place is reserved in hell for people like some of you Dominicans who go all out to virtually destroy a Dominican like yourselves for exercising his RIGHTS as enshrined in our laws.

    Would you all, who demonise Jerry, have given support to Papa and Baby Doc of Haiti for suppressing the Haitians right to express themselves freely? Should those who condemn corruption and Bad Governance SHUT UP and agree to live under a BUDDING dictatorship Govt.? Is that all you want? Stealing, lying, secret deals, defrauding the State of the people’s money in all kinds of corrupt practices is the way for the country to go? GIVE ME A BREAK.

    Some of you all could support your dictatorship if you all want but TRUST ME, Dominicans on a whole will definitely RESIST any move to turn Dominica away from FREE SPEECH, UNDEMOCRATIC RULE, CORRUPTION and DICTATORSHIP.

    • Lizavier4Jesus
      December 11, 2010

      To TRTC

      Who has cut him off? He now has the upper hand because of your support, I would imagine, and he is now planning to take this matter further.

      I hope that you, and the rest of you understand that as long as Jerry Brisbane receives his desired share of social support, the further he will go with his political fantasy, which can result into a very sorry social conflict for the people of Dominica.

  25. The guard
    December 10, 2010

    Here is the full report!!

    Dominica posts largest increase in corruption in 2010 in the World

    Dominica posted the largest increase in corruption in the world in 2010 according to the most recent Corruption Perception Index (CPI) published by Transparency International. The report showed a marked increase in corruption in the country with a decline of 0.7 decimal points over 2009, from 5.9 to 5.2. This was matched only by Cuba, which also declined by 0.7 decimal points.

    Areas in yellow are the least corrupt with areas in red showing the most corrupt countries.

    The report shows a disturbing trend in corruption in Dominica, which only a few years ago ranked well within the group of countries showing the least amount of corruption.

    Dominica has now moved from the 37th least corrupt country in the world in 2007 to number 44 in the most recent survey. An important part of the survey focuses on the payment of bribes to public officials including the Police.

    The 2010 CPI measures the degree to which public sector corruption is perceived to exist in 178 countries around the world. It scores countries on a scale from 10 (very clean) to 0 (highly corrupt). Dominica’s score of 5.2 therefore places it in the middle category. The further a country’s score moves from 10 the more corrupt it is perceived.

    Overall, the index recorded a marked deterioration in corruption around the world with countries averaging a decline in the index of 0.3 decimal points. Dominica’s decline of 0.7 decimal points was way above average and spells a disturbing trend for that country.

    Several countries showed improvement in 2010 over 2009 including: Bhutan, Chile, Ecuador, FYR Macedonia, Gambia, Haiti, Jamaica, Kuwait and Qatar. The following countries showed deterioration from 2009 to 2010: Dominica, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Madagascar, Niger and the United States.

    Transparency International (TI) defines corruption as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. This definition encompasses corrupt practices in both the public and private sectors. The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) ranks countries according to the perception of corruption in the public sector. The CPI is an aggregate indicator that combines different sources of information about corruption, making it possible to compare countries.

    • So what are you trying to say?
      December 10, 2010

      You guys can try to spin this all you want but the FACT is that our country is the SECOND LEAST CORRUPT in CARICOM and among the top 50 LEAST CORRUPT in the WORLD. Also I am almost certain that our slight drop is due to all that untruthful and negative bull talk about corruption by fools like yourself and Brisbane

    • only
      December 10, 2010

      Don’t believe everything you read.

    • What's your point?
      December 10, 2010

      Try to spin it all you like. Facts are facts and the truth is notwithstanding all the crap that you guys continue to put out in the public as comparing Dominica to Haiti and African countries, we are ranked as the SECOND LEAST CORRUPT country in CARICOM and in the TOP 50 LEAST CORRUPT in the WORLD!!!! Also, this slight drop that you speak about is as a direct consequence of all the crap that folks like yourself and Brisbane try to portray, but obviously it is not getting much friction!!!

  26. WHAT I PREDICT
    December 10, 2010

    Why is it that is only the same set of people name s you hearing with negativity I find nuetral persons should talk right now the thing looking like it is the 18 to 3 that is the problem. I think now the DLP should not respond to any of those guys – just move on with the development of the Country – ignore them, mouth from the south, radio announcer, dramatic, rowrow people and those reporters who continuously dig for dirt to send the people on a wild chase, as for the one from Canefield when he talking you can hear the vengence in his voice – he has an axe to grine.

    Some are singing for their supper so every thing they have a view to express –

    Those in glass houses should not throw stones. So to avoid that they go to the courts to shut people up – but do not worry one day the truth and what in closet will come out and the people will see what all this festival of destroying one man PM is about. LEAVE THE MAN ALONE JEALOUSY WILL KILL ALL YOU – SO VENT.

    DLP INGORE THOSE PEOPLE – THEY WILL EVENTUALLY START MAKING NOISE WITH THEMSELVES, WHEN THERE IS NO MORE ISSUE TO TALK ABOUT DLP OR PM OR UN OR CORRUPTION YOU NAME IT

    • another
      December 11, 2010

      hmm…..is he another…blinded one!!….sad i hope he want stiffle in his degree of proud to be ingornant….wonder if we can find a tablet to free this person’s mind from the clouded aspect he is seeing…keep clear u causing destruction for DA!!…you want the ingornace hat do weart!!

  27. stupesssss
    December 10, 2010

    stop the slandering.. wat nonesense that nuh… stop putting dominica in a bad state and have the nerve to let the world know about a small island having such bad reputation… SOME PEOPLE are soooo stupid…. this is the internet you typing on. the world is going to get to know regardless. Plus its not just the government you putting in your desperation acts but the future of our people. if you want to leave LEAVE… gosh i don’t think your acts deserve any acknowledgments, AT ALL!.

    hear Brisbane: “Speaking to journalists about the matter this morning, Brisbane said Savarin’s call to boycott a local business is not a good example for investors.”

    BUT Brisbane, your call to slander or watever you going to do to Savarine and the gov’t at large is NOT a good example for investors EITHER… you just telling them and implying to them that they should not come to the country and invest in any way possible because of such gov’t.
    YOU should just call this a no-no and stop…..haaaaaa i cannot wait for the future result of this thing. because i know some people going to rip their hair out. Charles Savarine has a good background and even if everybody makes a mistake i bet he knows what he talking about and Brisbane just have no idea what he getting himself into…. how can you have peace when you continue the fight? gosh.. i dont know why UWP not buying their armor, DLP buy theirs, all other parties buy theirs make all you army and go to war in morne diablotin where none of us will hear wat going on. stupesssssss

  28. The Traveler
    December 10, 2010

    OK, so let me get that right… the same person that cried it’s immoral and unconstitutional for another man to try to take him down now turn around and trying to take that other man down. Jesus said if a man slap u on one cheek, turn de other cheek. It look like dapway “turn de other cheek” wii, cuff and kick giving bal there wii… Btw, if I’m not mistaken, isn’t a pastor involved in this too?

  29. FED UP DOMINICAN
    December 10, 2010

    The UN are always concerned about one country/policy/act or another, . Do they actually do any thing to help, NO they do not. They spurt out statement after statement, they give the excuse that they are reluctant to interfere in individual counries affairs. They are best at standing on the touchlines. They are concerned about the levels of corruption, I hope that includes their organisation. Will they take Mr Brisbane’s letter seriously or will they file it away under BIN. Dominica is of little interest to the UN, we have no oil or resourses that the major powers need.

    We are ready to shout that there is no democracy in Dominica, and that Dominica is becoming a communist state, but here we are getting all excited about one person speaking on our behalf.
    Should Mr Brisbane write to the UN, he should get all those egging him on to sign the letter (another petition). People tend to listern to the masses as opposed to one individual.

    Mr Savarin has been keeping a low profile, so lets hope he remains that way. If he is as smart as some say, then he will know that his outcry was illthought and out of order.

    To those who say that the world is watching Dominica (major exaggeration), but if that is what is wanted, lets be aware that it is not going to look at Dominica in a favourable light. So fewer tourist, no foreign investments. More unemployed.

    Be you DLP, UWN, FREEDOM or undecided, we as a nation are the only ones that can put a stop to all this

  30. Peeping Tom
    December 10, 2010

    I am astounded that to date, there are so few public voices against the insane and treasonous campaign that Brisbane has chosen for himself.

    On whose sides is he: Dominica’s or another’s? For whom does he speak? Who is most likely to benefit from his callous and foolish actions?

    Yet, Dominicans, so blinded by political hate and ignorance cannot see the potential catastrophe for DOMINICA that is engendered by Brisbane’s unsubstantiated claims and reckless inferences!

    Brisbane’s letters makes a mockery of democracy. This is not democracy. This is not the exercise of free speech. Brisbane has gone beyond “free speech” and “democracy” and is now squarely in the zone of subversion and treason.

  31. Parish of St. Paul
    December 10, 2010

    All of you disgruntled UWP supporters, please come to terms with the fact that the people of Dominica spoke in December 2009 and, until the next general elections, you have to deal with the goverment that was legitimately put in power. Please stop all of the corruption BS! Stop harassing the government and let them do their work.

  32. HERE ARE THE REAL FACTS PEOPLE!!!!!!!
    December 10, 2010

    (Copied from BBC Online)-Barbados has topped the list in Latin America and the Caribbean as the country perceived to be the least corrupt in the region.
    Its enviable ranking is contained in 2010 Corruption Perception report by the international watchdog Transparency International(TI).

    Not only does TI place Barbados at the top of the Latin Amercan and Caribbean region, the Caribbean nation is second only to Canada in the entire Americas.

    The United States is in 4th place while Chile is 3rd.

    Globally, the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index puts Barbados at a very high 17th where it is tied with Japan.

    By comparison Britain is at number 20 and the United States 22.

    Three countries are tied for first place as being perceived to be the least corrupt in the world – Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore.

    The only other Caricom state making the top 50 is Dominica at 44 – and the other Caribbean territory in that bracket is Puerto Rico, ranked at 33.

    (YES, SO ALL YOU BLUE SUPPORTES STOP THE BS!!!! Only BARBADOS and DOMINICA in CARICOM are among the 50 LEAST CORRUPT countries in the WORLD!!! NOW TAKE THAT YOU IDIOTS!!!!!)

    • your a fool
      December 10, 2010

      Wake Up people. If you can see corruption that means your too deep in it to see it.

      • Hey just giving my two cents
        December 10, 2010

        Jerry wants to be the next Leader of the Opposition in 2015! LOL

      • well
        December 10, 2010

        am sorry but u have the info wrong: the closer u are to zero the more corrupt u are..that means that is: dominica fell some points..that means we hav become more corrupt. so 10 is least corrupt and 0 being the most corrupt we at 5.41 (i stand corrected)

      • Hemmm
        December 10, 2010

        You so brain washed you not listening properly. Listen properly to the report and you will understand. Your mind is so clouded to destroy the DLP that you not hearing or reading properly
        I find people are being brained washed in this Country we letting other people distaught informationand we just there hearing the wrong thing

        God help my people!

        • well
          December 11, 2010

          u read over! i not for no party..i for dominica…alu that blinded by colour!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have no time for that…i stand for truth and justice …f the partys ..all of them is nonesense!

    • The guard
      December 10, 2010

      No report can tell Dominicans what they seeing with their own two eyes! I believe Lennox 100%.. Did the people who compile the report know about the treasury that was defrauded? did they know about the rubbish bin, the fertilizer, the villas, and all the other corruption that is going on?/ just so you know enstien, it is not only Government corruption that is accounted for in the other countries.. All the corruption on Wall street, the banks, the big corporations, are included, but Dominica it is only Government corruption that accounts for whatever number they came out in… And stop calling others foolishe because you don’t seem to be that bright yourself.

  33. Big-Bannan
    December 10, 2010

    After they suck the bloods of the poor, they are goign out of their way to make sure we do not get developed, but at the same time they want us to spend our money at their business place.

  34. zuma
    December 10, 2010

    interviewing nelson mandela on a tv show

    ted coppla was the intervierwer i want you to know

    he wanted mandela to lie about maumar ghaddafi, fidel castro and yassar arafat right here on tv

    mandela said these people help me when aparthied was on the rise

    so i will not apologise

    this entire charade by mr brisbane is getting tiring at this point

    there are so may things mr brisbane can do for the people of dominica in a joint effort with the government

    eg what is brisbane and brizeemart doing for the hungry during the festive season

    are they preparing goodies to give to people who may not be fortunate enough to have ham and turkey for once in thier life!!!!!

  35. jade
    December 10, 2010

    Two wrongs still does not make it right. I am pissed at what these two guys intentions are for Dominica and Dominicans.

  36. SS
    December 10, 2010

    so the uwp supporters (which are in diaspora) seems you have nothing better to do than sit at your computer and comment on every single artical dno posts especially to show your political affiliations … hmph maybe if you were a hard working individual you would have less time for these things!
    ** BTW ** i am on lunch, which is late due to the fact that i had an extremely BUSY day and it was impossible to tear myself away to comment on each and every single dno post.
    TGIF!!!

    • The guard
      December 10, 2010

      Good for you! Somebody has to work in Dominica after all!! But it is not the amount of work that counts, it is the quality, and based on what we see, read and hear the quality for top to bottom is not much to talk about!! Think quality, maybe if you did you would not be making these comments.. But you are entitled to your opinion as ridiculous as it may be, as the people you are talking about have the right to do what they choose to do with their time.

  37. True politician
    December 10, 2010

    The UN is the most corrupt administration in the world. The UN is not a person. It is a huge body. Writing to the UN to expose corruption by Mr. Brisbane is like a thief trying to catch a thief. Does Mr. Brisbane think that the UN will even draft him a reply or give him the time of day to interfere with his simple semi-illiterate comments on the state of things happening in an almost god forsaken island called Dominica. The UN failed to address international concerns in Rwanda, Liberia, Sudan Dafur, Kashmir, Congo, and the list goes on. In these conflicts, millions of people were murdered. Look at the situation happening in Haiti now which is partly caused by the failed actions of the UN. Judging from Mr. Brisbane’s level of literacy, it is clear that this man suffered developmental challenges at birth and knows nothing of what is happening in the international arena although I expected his wanna-be movie star atttorney to consel him somewhat. Does he think that posing with an attorney besides him who I strongly suspect has no licence to practise international law credits him with the national award he thinks he sincerely deserves? While I agree that Dominica is a democracy and the will of the people must be carried out, we must remember that too much freedom also alienates the cause of freedom. Mr. Brisbane should go back to his duties as the self centered buisnessman he always was, pay his workers right and continue living his life as a minute citizen of an island nation and stop being an international joke. Other countries are laughing at us.

    • Q95
      December 10, 2010

      I like , I like very much

      • Dancea
        December 10, 2010

        Sure. And while he is at it Jerry needs to be given a full list of all the international organisations with which Dominica has relations. He should not forget the OAS, Commonwealth Secretariat for exampl,e. And what about CDB, Caricom, OECS and ECCB. Come on. Write Jerry, write. This is obviously how you get your kicks. Hope it helps with your mental equilibrium. Great country, this. Jerry is out on a personal frolic; and all we can hear from Her Majesty’s Opposition is not what they would do for the country but, you guessed it, protest, protest, protest; and walkout, walkout, walkout. A party that has so much to be embarrassed about now seeks to pose as the Great Saviour of our country’s democracy. Great comedy this would be — if it weren’t so tragic.

    • LALA
      December 10, 2010

      Very wrll said

  38. Grabberment
    December 10, 2010

    Jerry write self. All those that benifitting afraid because they will not get more money to steal. Some of them don’t want to work. They just want to get and beg.So they will supprt curruption because its necessary for their survival.

    • LALA
      December 10, 2010

      But you are a fool WRITE SELF you think he affecting Skerrit No he affecting DOMINICA,we need to put those stuid politics aside and focus on the development of our land

  39. ME
    December 10, 2010

    I am a Dominican and i Dont Mess with my nationality, Americans Stand for American, why should i place my fellow national into a pack of wolves? People we have to sought out our issues as a nation and not inviting other people into our home affairs this is our country the only that that is going to happen with no proof is embargo, embargo and more embargo, you all not thinking there are countries that are far worse than ours an they settle their disputes among themselves and not putting other people, come on speak to the secretary general of CARICOM not outside nations, when thing start going down, you will be the last to FEEL THE PINCH, poor and helpless man will be the first stop messing around with my nation.

    USE WISDOM….. (it is free, it comes from GOD;)

    • CEJ
      December 10, 2010

      So riddle me this: Why then solicit, seek, beg and accept aid, consultation, assistance and MONEY, from these “outside agencies”?
      After all we (according to YOU) we should NOT involve them!

    • ME
      December 10, 2010

      We Have to see way past our NOSE look at what we do and the consequences LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP,

      DONT SOUR MY GRAPES

  40. Norman A. Stowe
    December 10, 2010

    Mr. Brisbane is not fighting only for himself but for accountabilityand transparency in our legally elected Government Officials in which every Citizen of the Commonwealth of Dominica benefits.

    Without order(accountability) there is chaos(corruption).

    Who’s guarding the guard ?

    • Dancea
      December 10, 2010

      Indeed. By threatening the livelihoods of many thousands of Dominicans who depend on donor-supported projects for employment and indirect. The issue is not Savarin or his call for a boycott. The issue is Brisbane and what he continues to threaten and endanger people’s livelihoods. But Brisbane appears to have successfully shifted the issue from himself to Savarin. Certainly in the minds of his co-petitioners, however few or many there were. However there are some of us who have not lost focus — the issue / the problem is Jerry Brisbane(and his angry and lunatic fringe); not Savarin.

  41. Ferme La Bouche
    December 10, 2010

    Man!!! This guy has way too much time on his hand. His personal vendetta against the government is really keeping him busy. He is latching onto any and everything…Man, you are a businessman. Go sit in a corner and count your millions that you have acquired on the backs of the poor. Who ever made you the voice of Dominicans? You are not championing our cause…you are championing your own personal fight…

    Sometimes that one who screams the loudest is the one who is guilty….

  42. Ron
    December 10, 2010

    Here goes Jerry again trying to burn down the village to save it. What if the UWP gets back into power in a few years, is Jerry going to write these agancies to say that Dominica is no long “corrupt”? Jerry is a sick man who has allowed his ego to take control of his thought process. This man is simply trying to cause maximum harm to this country since his hatred towards the PM far exceeds the love for the country. It’s time that Jerry’s so call friends put some sense in his head. Someone needs to explain to him that what he is doing goes beyond Skeritt and the DLP. Right now i have people from the others islands asking what going on with this guy because there no way that would happen in their country, regardless to the government. Jerry is filled with so much hate that he has simply lost focus.

  43. bro
    December 10, 2010

    IS THAT JERRY’S PHOTO OR AN IMPOSTER? JERRY SOMETHING IS NOT WORKING

  44. Palm
    December 10, 2010

    If God accepts me as I am, then I had better do the same.
    Hugh Montefiore

    ——————————————————————————–

    DAILY THOUGHT

    We live in a competitive world where it is difficult for many people to find joy in the success of others. How do you feel when a friend gets a promotion? When someone else in the company wins the award? When a classmate gets the top score on a test? When a sibling gets an incredible return on an investment? Do you feel instant joy or pangs of resentment and jealousy?

    We are often much better at comforting someone in their times of sorrow than sincerely celebrating their moments of triumph.

    The answer is simple but difficult: we must first realize our own success is measured in the eyes of God – not in comparison with others. When that sinks into our hearts and minds, it is so much easier to rejoice in the success of others. Sincerely.

  45. Truth
    December 10, 2010

    I really think that more people should sign the petition. There should be almost 20,000 signatures on those papers. Maybe we need to do a petition for the WHOLE DLP Administration to go!

    But the thing with Dominicans is 1. they ‘fraid victimization, 2. they singing for their supper, 3. many of them tend to lose all sense of morality once they getting a little dirty money or expired food in their hand every now and then, and 4. they always wait for the last minute to take action.

    But this time, too late will be their cry. DOMINICA (the land of the parrots) an bas glo!

    • Q95
      December 10, 2010

      20,000 Signatures….you forget 18-3 man

      Come Mero on Sundat the 19th of December, you will see your 20,000 there

    • Solon
      December 10, 2010

      I do not know why you decided to call you self “truth” and make such silly statements. What is it that makes you fell more Dominicans should sign this petition, that is your opinion you cannot think for the majority of Dominicans that is not how it works. In regards to a petition for the whole DLP Administration to go as you stated, there was a chance given to do just that in case you forgot it was last yer Dec 19 2009 and well it did not happen. I think you are living in a fantasy world believing petitions can remove a Government which is duly elected by the people.

      You again with you nonsense quote “But the thing with Dominicans is ” what is it with you wanting to think for all Dominicans. You # 3 reason is very insulting, referring to dirty money and food , you do not understand what morality is, well, what you choose and think to be moral for you that does not give you any right to say that people do not have any morals if they do not agree with you, accusing them of accepting bribes. that is very absurd and stupid, Did anyone tell you, you do not have any morals. You are giving a disservice to the word truth.

    • domnitchen
      December 13, 2010

      Or maybe they think Brisbane is destroying Dominica and not the DLP. If he continues, the effect of his madness will affect Dominica long after DLP is gone. Dominicans wake up, think for yourselves. Look around you. It seems that everytime Dominica takes one step forward something comes along to take it two steps backwards. When Freedom under Eugenia was in power, it was the same,. we were making progress, Dominicans wanted ‘change’ and they got ‘lamoney’, now under Skerritt, we see progress, and instead of saying thanks, we want the Government gone. Skerritt continue the good work, you alone and God know your heart. Bless you, and God be with you. You have more friends than enemies, and if God is with you, no one can harm you. The devil is alive and well in Dominica.

  46. Q95
    December 10, 2010

    The UN is concerned with Corruption. The UN is the craddle of Corruption.

    I hope he cleans the UN, then speak to us

    Just read this link Baki Moon

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,331106,00.html

    • DrSmash
      December 10, 2010

      No one quotes Fox News, It’s Murdoch’s right wing/Racist and Sarah Palin’s network.

  47. Fairplay
    December 10, 2010

    MADNESS!!! :mrgreen:

  48. H
    December 10, 2010

    Stamp out corruption.

  49. Hmm
    December 10, 2010

    Mr. Brisbane you speak like and look like someone who is not well mentally or physically. I am concerned about you. Your appearance has deteriorated significantly and might I say rather rapidly. You should be careful that you focus more on your health and wellness instead of your obsession with Skerrit who is round and robust.

    • The guard
      December 10, 2010

      Typical red army style, that’s the only thing they are capable of doing attack the messenger!! By the way haven’t you loked at SAkeritt’s face lately? He is begining to look like Idi Amin Dada!

      • Kay
        December 13, 2010

        the red army ? yes, we are united as one for the best and that’s why u are blue vex. Have you guys take a look at your brain dead self, i’ve not heard or see one of your so called corruption been proven, show one. listening or ready you all comments tell me you are the ones with the corrupted blood.

    • justice 4 all
      December 10, 2010

      That comment is in poor taste. What does Mr Brisbanes pyhsicall appearance and health have to do with wanting justice in this country. we must think before we write foolish comments like that. It seems like you have no common sense at all. Mr Brisbane is a citizen of this country and he has a right to exercise his domocratic rights. You may not like it but you have to respect that. You never see you live your home round and robust like Mr Skerrit and later down the good lord call you home. So never judge a book by its cover, (put that in your pipe and smoke it) IDIOT

    • Dunno
      December 10, 2010

      This is uncalled for. One should never make light of one’s health, and the reason I am saying this, I detect some sarcasm in your remark… Be careful what you wish for!!!!!!!!!!

      • your_reality_is_my_dream
        December 10, 2010

        Oh come on, just look at Jerry. He has changed. He looks totally different to the Jerry we know from years gone by!

        • FED UP DOMINICAN
          December 10, 2010

          We all look different from years gone by. It’s called growing old. It happens (will happen) to all of us.

  50. chavez
    December 10, 2010

    love u jerry. god bless u.

  51. .
    December 10, 2010

    when all of you write and Dominica stop getting the aid I wonder what are we going to do.

    Will Jerry be giving support?

    • Wy
      December 10, 2010

      Listen to your self mr. period (.) you sound like when a wife is being abused and she is saying to the police well if u arrest him who going to feed my kids ? Get off your a** and get educated and get a job this is being independent. In dominica’s case we too dependent on donor countries and don’t have confidence in our self… we can use the money to make use self sustainable so we would not need to sing for our supper forever, but we just take the money like is welfare we on. Things are getting hard all over when the donor countries cannot give us money due too their economies being in shambles what are WE going to do thats what we should be asking.. The people putting measures in place to see that there money is spent wisely and in areas well needed. Look at the measures they putting in place for immigrants . Brisbane may have been acting out of the feeling of entrapment and this was his only way to try and reach the prime minister because he does not listen to any one that he thinks that is against his policies which is bad as a leader. lets look at things objectively and try to make things better man stop being one sided life too short ..

      • Wy
        December 10, 2010

        lol note: I did not say that u not educated and dont have a job eh i was just talking about the lady with the kids in my reference!!

      • .
        December 11, 2010

        I hope that you are educated cause you should know that no country can stand on its own and even if you have ideas you need investment to make those plans a reality. That is where these donations come in.
        I would rather that 100 Dominicans turns jobless than the entire country collapse.

        PS. I’m a BSC in Economics

        • Wy
          December 13, 2010

          I am proud of you, fellow dominican,

          that u have an economics degree, i have degrees too. You dont need a degree to know that if u keep taking from someone and dont invest in a way that u can stand on your own one day that u will like a crippled stepchild ….I dont see the government putting in place self sustaining measures using the donations. although i must commend them on decreasing government public spending. The government looks like it is trying but…they need more radical ideas.. maybe you should advise them using your degree, since u put that out there. And cuba stands on its own in everything but trade.

      • domnitchen
        December 13, 2010

        Maybe ‘smarty pants’ you can tell us how a small island like Dominica can sustain itself without foreign aid.

    • steupss
      December 10, 2010

      some of those idiots never think about that… tell them just wait and they will see i wonder if they will continue giving on the government? un pachay dominichten ani sot!!!!

      well then again he only got 4000 signatures and that’s way below half of the total number of voters. So there could be no use of this thing.. and plus i mean what’s his political affiliation because i sure don’t know, can somebody tell me? This man is just impossible!!

    • Nac Vibes
      December 10, 2010

      Maybe you all might start working rather than think the world have to give you for free.

      • hold it set and doi unset it
        December 10, 2010

        Nac vibes everybody can ever generate enough money to run dominica. all u must stop been baised. put fair where fair is due.

  52. Anonymous
    December 10, 2010

    8) :-? :twisted:

  53. 365 RIVERS
    December 10, 2010

    JERRY’S ACTIONS ARE COMMENDABLE AND SHOULD BE SUPPORTED IN ALL FORMS. THIS IS THE KIND OF LEADERSHIP THE REAL POLITICIANS SHOULD BE DEMONSTATING IN TIMES LIKE THIS.

    THE PEOPLE WHO ARE AGAINST JERRY ARE THE ONES MAINLY WHO HAVE PERSONALLY TAKEN GIFTS FROM THIS GOV’T AND AS SUCH ARE SO ASHAMED OF WHAT THEY HAVE DONE. BUT TODAY I FORGIVE YOU ALL AND IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO REPENT AND STAND-UP FOR INTEGRITY AND JUSTICE IN OUR COUNTRY.

    DO NOT LET LET ANYONE TELL YOU ALL THAT THIS IS ABOUT JERRY, NO!! IT IS NOT. JERRY HAS HIS MONEY ALREADY BUT HE ALSO HAS A HEART!! THIS IS FOR OUR FUTURE AND THAT OF OUR CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN,

    VINCE HENDERSON IS THE BEST MAN TO BRING BACK RESPECT IN D.L.P. I KNOW THIS MAN PERSONALLY AND HE WIL LNEVER STAND BY AND ALLOW THESE GUYS TO BRING DOWN DOMINICA’S GOOD NAME IN THE GUTTER.

    • The guard
      December 10, 2010

      I beg to differ, Vince was part of it. He was there when it started. I do not beleive that any democratic country would have accepted Sketitt’s and Isidore’s “it was a mistake” excuse in this land matter where the defruded the treasury.. They got away with this one, so they that they had carte blanche to continue the corruption. Dominicans are responsible for what is happening in Dominica to a large extent, they voted for this Government after all the allegations, even if they had reasonable cause to beleive that there was merit in the accusations, well that further gave Skeritt his lisense to continue the corruption.. According to them they got a mandate to continue it, they boast about their 18-3 everytime more allegations come up.. What a disgrace! How shamefool?

  54. The guard
    December 10, 2010

    Something is happening!! Mr. Brisbane, I always lament the fact that I am not in Dominica, and that no one was doing what needed to be done.. had I been in Dominica, I would be doing exactly what you are doing.. You have the right temperament, the right personality, the intelligence, the courage, the commonsense for this struggle. Lennox and the guys at Q95 needed some help, they are playing their part. you are playing yours. You are getting to the source of power in any democracy, THE PEOPLE keep on mobilizing them, educate them. You are doing the right thing for Dominica, do not be distracted, you have a lot of people behind you in spirit and in prayers..

    Those arrogant fools in Government believe that they can isolate Dominica from the international community and use it as a crime haven, let’s show that them that this cannot happen in this age, Dominica has been under the radar for some time now, and this stupid facist idea that when one speaks about what is going wrong in their country is treasonous and giving the country bad name is yet another tactic to pretect the corrupted and the corruption.. They say Skeritt was chosen by God, but I think You are Dominica’s Moses.. Tell them to let our people go!! I am not taking anything for Lennox, because I think he is the catalyst, he is the eye opener, but you are the Moses!! Go Jerry Go!! I am with you in spirit! I know you will not allow the noise of the ignorant to distract you..

    • Parish of St. Paul
      December 10, 2010

      All of you disgruntled UWP supporters, please come to terms with the fact the the people of Dominica spoke in December 2009 and, until the next general elections, you have to deal with the goverment that was legitimately put in power. Please stop all of the corruption BS! Jerry Brisbane is no Moses; he is just an idiot who is crying foul because he did not get his way with the government. Stop harassing the government and let them do their work.

  55. ..
    December 10, 2010

    Love u Jerry.

  56. do
    December 10, 2010

    What UN can to for you?

  57. mouth of the south
    December 10, 2010

    and write we will,,,finally we have someone that can voice our opinions n facts effectively,,,,,,,lets get rid of the allegedly corrupt individual(s) in the D.A.I.C and those corrupt political leeches in the d.l.p administration,,,,starting with skerro n charlo,,,,vince henderson was the only true politician on that team,,,,,he left b4 the pot spill over,,,,but i wanted him to stay so one day he could be the leader of d.l.p,,,well vince u can come aboard our ship n e time :lol: :lol: :arrow: :roll: :roll:

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