Controversy in recount for Grand Fond Constituency

Stephenson (left) and Fontaine contested the Grand Fond seat
Stephenson (left) and Fontaine contested the Grand Fond seat

Confusion reigns in the final recount for the Grand Fond Constituency with conflicting statements coming from both candidates who contested the seat in the just concluded general election.

The matter could eventually end up in the court.

Preliminary results had shown that the Dominica Labour Party’s (DLP), Ivor Stephenson beating his rival, Thomson Fontaine of the United Workers Party (UWP) by 617 to 605.

At a recount, which started at 9:00 am on December 9th and which went late into the evening, a winner was yet to be declared.

However, Stephenson said on state-owned DBS Radio on Wednesday morning that the recount shows that he is the clear winner by eight votes.

“Up to last night when we left the final count was Ivor Stephenson 622, Thomson Fontain 614,” he said on Wednesday morning.

He said no indications were given that the count would continue today (Wednesday).

During the recount, tempers flared as lawyers for Fontaine questioned decisions to reject ballots placed cast for him which was deemed “legitimate” but was being rejected by the returning and assistant returning officer.

Fontaine labeled the move as “injustice” and vowed to “fight on”.

“I will not allow them to openly steal this seat,” he stated. “They have tried all, brought in people to vote and seeing that it went against them, now they are trying their second option all in an attempt not to have me in parliament.”

He described the entire matter as injustice.

“This is injustice to the highest order, what is going on in this country,” he stated. “There were stubs which were still on the ballots which should not have happened. I am in disbelief at what transpired. I got angry at the returning officer who taught me at school and her blatant behavior. It seems clear to me that she was working in conjunction with Lennox Lawrence of the DLP to try to have me lose that seat.”

Fontain also questioned the absence of the Chief Elections Officer, Steven LaRocque, at the recount saying his presence is “crucial.”

“I am for fair play and justice, and we need an investigation into the behavior of Fedelia Carbon and Gweneth Anslem (returning officers) over the wide spread fraud and irregularities. They should pay because what they did was wrong, there should be a price to pay for that,” he stated.

He said the matter might end up in the courts.

But Stephenson is insisting he is the winner saying that the Electoral Office should have made moves to have “a balance situation with respect to what occurred in the counting of the vote yesterday.”

He stated that if Fontain wants to challenge the results in the courts, “that is left to him.”

“I know that his lawyers were representing him and the final at the last count last night was Ivor Stephenson 622 and Thomson Fontaine, 614,” Stephenson said.

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176 Comments

  1. SMh
    December 12, 2014

    Yes DNO, keep deleting Labourites comments!
    Biased

  2. fantastic4
    December 11, 2014

    Here is the deal; the Prime Minister claimed that the Labour Party is in no way associated in bring people down to vote and if anybody should have any evidence of that he would step down or words to that effect; well Mr. PM your parliamentary representative for Laplaine openly thank the disapora vote even before the December 8th polling so that is one; secondly just this morning Mister Hartley Henry admitted for the world to hear that charter flights were organized using Barbados based travel agencies and that aircraft were chartered to bring in people as part of the Labour party strategy – so Mr. PM are you still sticking to your point that the Labour party was not involved in bringing overseas voters in? talk about catching somebody with their pants down that one is a classic. So I am wondering now if any thing you say going forward can be believed.

  3. December 11, 2014

    DNO stop deleting comments that are not spam as you may believe and that does not violate the rules or policies of your site, That’s why we need change in Dominica.

  4. Lovely Sisserou
    December 11, 2014

    Ivor be a man and not a mouse. You know all you steal the votes made in favour of Thompson by having them marked as “rejected”. Labor could not buy that seat so all you steal it.
    But Grand Fond, Riviere Cyrique and Morne Jaune people must teach labor and Dominica a lesson they should never forget. This is fraud in the worse level. Dominicans who want to see this country move from a society of beggars to one where people are progressing through the sweat of their brow, must say no, not this time, we want a bye election. I’m not holding my breath for the court to rule in Thompson favour because I think I will stifle first, because everybody know what happens in Dominica where the judiciary is concerned. Who they want to walk, walking, who they want to harrass and jail, they going jail. Justice taking a whipping in D/ca. So people if you want to maintain this democracy, you must stand up and be counted. I say enough is enough!!

  5. December 11, 2014

    Dominica is the loser if Thompson is not elected. Dominica is the laughing stock of the Caribbean, this must put off any investor that may have wanted to invest or any one who wanted to return home. The true effect of corruption will be seen over time. Dominica is dominated by a greedy few

  6. December 11, 2014

    Just Blaze….You’re very bold…That’s the man’s country…That’s where he was born…America dose not belong to him…What on earth are you talking about….

  7. Samson Thompson
    December 10, 2014

    You know the saddest thing in the south east, folks vote labour for not doing one.thing.
    There is nothing to show for re electing labour.
    Road are poor,especially grand fond road is like a horse track, n its very nasty n dirty..
    Dont talk bout Rc , roads bad.n life.is on a full.stop. It shameful to.drive in these areas.
    Morne Jaune has been neglected n left to sucks salt.
    But compare this constituency with vieille case n some other real labour strong hold. Chalk n cheesse
    The caribs voted labour n things are worst than years ago. The carib should never be bribed for votes. Poverty is.hell.
    Castle bruce n environ are deserts n life is in reverse. Only skerritt supporters have house n playing.big.in Dominica.
    Thats why one cant picture Ivor, Johno, petter these fellas as politicians. They are lions with no teeth.n yes little boys to skerritt.
    Skerrit craves attention there fore those lil boys must go to him..
    So Dr Fontaine n lennox n team Dominica will.be laxative for him.. we will demand answers…lots of breakin News
    The reason skerritt won is bribery n sharing money

  8. DD
    December 10, 2014

    What happened to our people? Why isnt there protest ( peaceful ). Skeritt is scared of the intellect of Fontaine. Linton , Isaac, Lugay etc..call for protest – forget this olive branch , its not real. Take to the streets the time for any branch is over.
    ( ADMIN – dont delete my post )

    • paul
      December 11, 2014

      are you kidding me? intellect of whom? are we listening to the same linton? im dumbfounded by the height of such ignorance of anyone wanting the leadership of any organization far more country.im in no way affiliated with any political party however Skerrit is a way better representation of a leader than lennox.in a time when dominicans are achieving higher education from major universities im rather perplexed that such ignorance still exists .what makes it worse ,is the fact that its from aspiring leaders.

      • Liberty
        December 13, 2014

        Paul.Just who are you trying to fool.Listen to the message and then use the grey matter between the ears.

  9. Bee
    December 10, 2014

    Funny how Thompson is being blamed for tarnishing the names of the presiding officer and the returning officer. Didn’t they know they were putting their names and their character (or lack thereof) on the line when they chose to be dishonest and disregard the very oaths that they took?

    But then again in true DLP and their supporters style, once you stand for justice and stand up against the DLP you suddenly become the bad guy, the evil one and the victim of mauvay lang!

    The very things that these hypocrites punishing their children for doing, preaching against in church, chanting down they accepting from the DLP and their cronies. In the past parents would burn their children hand for stealing, beat them and ready to kill them for lying today they accepting those behaviors and worst from their so called prime minister and his henchmen and even making excuses for them, like is ok for SKerrit to be a millionaire because he doing so much for Dominica. BS!

    One of these days it will catch up eh…. watch and see.

    • shasha
      December 11, 2014

      so i take it that you were present when the officers were dishonest?? did you ever consider that Thomson is a desperate man?? Who even within his community campaigned as the Minister of Finance and not the parl rep. If Thomson believes that the rejected ballots should be accepted, should the election officers just give it to him??

      If you noticed, numbers increased for both candidates. and this is because when thomson argured for certain rejected ballots Stephenson argured for his rejected ballots that were identical to that of Thomson to be accepted. And this is where the problem started.

      If thomson really cared for the people he would not have regreted going up for public office and claim that this is the worse day of his life!! HE should have thanked all those who voted for him and pledge to help develop the constituency. But what do you expect for a selfish power hungry and broke individual!!!

  10. Jackson
    December 10, 2014

    Based on what I am understanding about these rejected votes, they were carefully cast WITHIN the box. If there is a bad pencil in the lot that causes the “x” to have a double line, then Thompson should not be penalized for that. Rather, if the electoral office decided that such votes should be treated as rejects, then it should have been their officers’ duty to ensure that they were constantly checking that the pencils were well sharpened. Was the public told that such a vote would be a reject so that the voters could notify the electoral officers at the polling station? With 13 such votes with that similar issue, it is clear that there was a problem not with the voters but the pencil points. Ultimately, these votes were clearly intended for the UWP candidate.

    Are not votes counted once the intent of the voter is clearly shown and it is marked within the box? Why should Fontaine be denied those votes if the pencils were not well sharpened or came from a rotten bunch? Let’s be fair here. I think that there have been enough discrepancies to go around already in this election. Since politicians hold some of the high positions in the land, they should be models to the younger ones to see fairness on display and how to stand up for fairness. Mr. Fontaine, you have every right to fight on for those votes – you owe it to those voters and yourself. As the good book says: Render to Caesar what is due to Caesar.

    • shasha
      December 11, 2014

      So the pencil was bad for those putting the X for thomson but it was ok for those putting the X for Ivor?? seriously???

    • VIP
      December 12, 2014

      Good point also, if it was the pencils issue and double lines right? why are there only 13 rejected from one place. why dont we see 10 rejected from portsmouth? and 20 from roseau south , and 15 from Roseau North? you mean everywhere had good pencils except Giraudel?
      No, Obviously, they didnt want thompson there and it was a close call so they went back and try to remove from him what they could.

    • The Facts
      December 13, 2014

      Speculation on the type of pencil and voters’ marks are excluded. The election is too much of a serious matter to speculate on the type of pencils used. Hundreds of others used them and they voted properly.

  11. preachers kid
    December 10, 2014

    PRAY FOR PEACE IN THE LAND

  12. timarc
    December 10, 2014

    I can get a job anywhere in the world, I even on google…but here I am in grandfond fighting for a job that pays less than a 1000 us dollars a month?!?!? Is it me or is something wrong with this picture? I can understand allu doe like skerrit but allu must be crazy if all tink none of dem fellas dere better. Lol a joke DAT!

    • Intrigued Reader
      December 11, 2014

      Please do not misinterpret this as an insult – I know it may be a little difficult to grasp, but some people actually care about their country more than paper and coins.

    • VIP
      December 12, 2014

      Thats not the point sir

  13. school child
    December 10, 2014

    Well they have to make sure they keep that seat since its there security because school children say if Thompson win and UWP have seven seat a certain Carib crossing the floor and a certain doctor, school children say a lady say if she don’t get minister of education she crossing floor as well. And a famous woman activist just waiting because she say the pm have no respect for woman. I hear the woman activist meet with top ranks to discussher disgust with the statement on monelle williams’ make it worst senator aArmenia is minister of social services. School children that say ohhhhhhhh

    • charlo
      December 10, 2014

      call a by election is the best way to go about it no cort procdure rally behind thompson once more .A BY ELECTION NOW..

    • VIP
      December 10, 2014

      haha i know who u are :D

  14. joan john
    December 10, 2014

    All of all you u w p is dont do it and let me do it I would like to ask any u w p supporters if your leader did not send tickets for their supporters to come and vote.

    • creative
      December 10, 2014

      No, UWP did not send tickets to any supporters to come and vote. UWP does not condone bribery and do not partake in such activities.

    • uh uh
      December 11, 2014

      Nope OUR leader did NOT send tickets to come out to vote. If you have proof bring it forth. I know diasporans that dug deep into their pockets to try and withstand the deluge of BRIBED overseas dlp voters. They were campaigning publicly, we have them on tape, we have their photos and pictures, and saw the tons of people at the airport. This obviously isn’t important though, its more critical to find some “dirt” on Lennox Linton.

      Come on people! Lets fight corruption wherever it appears. If we keep defending an excusing the DLP’s behavior, we are simply stating that ANY ruling government should engage in this practice. If we don’t stand for justice, truth and legal means of governance, we are just begging for a bigger badder dictator to come on the scene!

  15. Met veye
    December 10, 2014

    UWP all you doh tired cry foul? Just accept defeat and move on! Geez man. Either way you’ll be in the house as a senator.

    • December 11, 2014

      Don’t you want to know what is in the MOU the one your PM refuse to tell you about and you know why it’s because he uses your stupidity as a dagger against you , take some time and think it thru ..

  16. De Real 1
    December 10, 2014

    It’s always the same thing every election. UWP supporters always make the most noise then they buy all the toilet paper in Roseau when the results come out.

    • December 11, 2014

      Well Roseau decided to go for change and that’s big of them but for you you will always be in the ditch like you supporters cant even get a question answer don’t be afraid help is on it’s way.

    • NothingFree
      December 11, 2014

      Well stop cheating then. Is that so hard?

  17. love I
    December 10, 2014

    The Electoral Commmission has to take the ballot boxes to Roseau and with the two candidates, check again,,,There is something wrong in Grand Fond and we need to see it done FAIRLY>>>>I think Fontaine :cry: WON, but by all means DLP wants that seat…..shame shame shame……Fontaine keep up the fight … :twisted:

  18. December 10, 2014

    The same thing happened to Ron Green in la plaine in 2009.This can not be settled in a kangaroo court where Skerrit is the Judge and the jury. This has to be dealt with by an independent body of law.If the Election official is at fault this is a criminal offence. Make a stand and stand firmk, these people are not God and maybe the injustice they serve on others may be served on them.Have the

  19. COMBOS
    December 10, 2014

    thompson should fight for a bi election period. too many ballots have passed under the bridge

  20. IFF I WUZ
    December 10, 2014

    Parry, I would advise the Prime Minister to call Ivor and encourage him to request a bi-election. There has been a lot of speculation as regards the fairness of the election. What better way to convince Dominicans that he is very serious about the olive branch he has been talking about.

  21. zammy
    December 10, 2014

    Te truth of the matter is that nooooooo reason can be found from Grabdfond
    Imagine 5 more years of niceness for Ivor his friends and family and his supporters – and 5 more years of hardship, poverty and hard life for Grand Fond, Morne Jaune, Riviere Cyrique……….
    Is Rhum and drugs you all want to destroy the people in the place or what? Oh Gosh Man! Zor toouu Maychannnnnnn

  22. CONTINUE TO PRAY
    December 10, 2014

    Dominicans, people of Grand Fond, why did you all allow these non patriots of Dominica to vote? Grand Fond is a small community and everyone should know who lives and doesn’t live in Grand Fond. Some ignorant people will say that UWP should just accept the results but not this time around. Labour did it in 2009 and now they are doing it again; why should this be tolorated? Everyone is just sitting back and allowing these thugs to get away with murder and yet the OAS claims that the election was FREE & FAir; in what way?

    The first count of St. Joe saw Monelle as the winner, where did they get the over 200 votes to make DLP the winner, come on people, this is not right, they know the reason why they don’t wan DR. Fontaine in parliament. It is time we stand up and take a stance for justice.

  23. Real
    December 10, 2014

    It’s ironic that Skeritt has targeted Thompson from day one. Is it because Thompson happens to be very knowledgeable in financial matters, and Skeritt is just concerned about the discoveries that Thompson will find.

  24. Just Blaze
    December 10, 2014

    This Thompson Fountain man I have to question his motive. You leaving america and come Dominica and no job not waiting for you. You doh have no house. No car. This man is running from something now he wants to act like he is running for something. You fooled 614 people. But you didnt fool 622 people. Sit down and be quiet. The people have spoken. We want Ivor we do not want you. You will have to send application and apply for a job like the rest of us. I’m happy your partner Lennox finally get a job after 20 yrs of unemployment.

    • school child
      December 10, 2014

      You really think you making sense blaze, can you walk in Thompson shoes. Google the man name and read up. Alas Pedro was really correct.

    • whoistoblame
      December 10, 2014

      why are you using a fake picture.Thompson is smarter than you .He can get a job anywhere in the world .What about you Can you

    • Anonymous
      December 10, 2014

      None so blind as he who refuses to see. You sound brainwashed!!! There’s this neat little web page.. it’s called Google… type in Thomson Fontaine and have a read.

    • December 10, 2014

      Who the hell are you to make those baseless
      assumptions? Dr. Fontaine is not running from anything.
      He came with a vision of hope for his people.
      They are so blind and mentally enslaved by the master(Skerrit).
      It is bad enough that they used those welfare
      diaspora to vote, and did not win.
      Now they decided to steal it.
      It is all about jealousy.
      Stay out of business that does not concern.
      Stop hiding behind automation and run your
      mouth, come on DLP platform, since you have the resolve.
      Dr. Fontaine leave those “Red Clinic”
      lazy, low self esteem, illiterate people and
      return to North America.
      You have no problem in securing gainful employment.

    • Samson Thompson
      December 10, 2014

      Stop bathing in your stupidity. Dont be rude to my compatriot. Dr fontaine chose to come back to build Dominica. You are judging Dr fontaine who has a clean slate in imf n his reputation world wide. Why dont you relax your self n chastise the labour party politicians who were born pooooor pooor poor n now have more money than a central bank…. Madam rest yourself n give Dr Fontaine a break. Is News you want sooon you n labour will get breAking news… you never see come see

    • December 11, 2014

      Thomson is a Dominican he was born grew up here and started his schooling here then God lifted him up to higher heights where you can never go Yes we love him because no matter what you all do or say about him his faith have taken him thru and his faith will bring him thru this storm. Dr.Thomson Fontaine didn’t have to purchase a Dominican passport like you do but I will say to you be careful of what you post because what goes around comes around,
      Blaze we as Dominicans who care about out lovely Island want to know what happen to all the money from the passport sale and what is in the MOU that your friends sign Dominica too , we don’t care if you like any of our people but what we will not stand for is your sit.. so take that and you know what and where to take it and good luck.

    • JOHNNY
      December 11, 2014

      You realise you making those you associate with look stupid? But I doubt you are able to analyze or comprehend that.

    • timarc
      December 11, 2014

      I can get a job anywhere in the world, I even on google…but here I am in grandfond fighting for a job that pays less than a 1000 us dollars a month?!?!? Is it me or is something wrong with this picture? I can understand allu doe like skerrit but allu must be crazy if all tink none of dem fellas dere better. Lol a joke DAT!

  25. JUSTICE4ALL
    December 10, 2014

    After a whole day of recounting, its then that the Electoral is saying “They will make a statement”…… Not even the DBS and Kairi and Vibes Radio reported that the recount was still going on at 6pm yesterday. Isn’t it saying that a “Coco Macaque” was going on in the Grand Fond Constituency? ELECTORAL OFFICE TELL US SOMETHING…………………..

  26. disppointed
    December 10, 2014

    i have the priviledge of viewing all these comments only now. I just want to know what the angry people of Dominica and Fontaine want to happen to the electoral officers. Why do people have to tanish the personal character of others to reach a goal? How much do you know about the electoral officers to make such harsh remarks on their character Fontaine? And all persons commenting know nothing of what happened in the recount and about electoral officers and you all are quick to give comments. Fontaine you lose accept defeat. You all speak of corruption, fraud and every thing but i saw with my own eyes a UWP rep. doing things he is not suppose to on the day of election. I also know that another UWP rep gave money to people to vote for him. You see you all tried the corruption line and it did not work so you all are angry. Fontaine all I can say is stop instigating problem with your remarks. All I see UWPites doing is instigating problem and violence in the country. If you want fight for your sit but do not drag people name in it.

    • Bee
      December 10, 2014

      Why is it that when LDP does something wrong their supporters have to support the UWP of doing the same thing? Why cant you guys just admit it was wrong? Stop telling lies and spreading propaganda. You meant you witness Skerrit giving people money….. STOP THE LIES. DLP DONE STOLE THE ELECTION AND OFFER A ROTTEN OLIVE BRANCH.

    • creative
      December 11, 2014

      I challenge you to call the names of the UWP reps, that you saw giving money for votes. I can tell you that the Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerritt was in Grand Fond on the morning of election giving out money. What was he doing there? Violating the voting laws of Dominica.
      This man is the leader of the country and he has NO regard for the law. What can we expect from other citizens. Remember he said “Leadership is Everything.”

    • December 11, 2014

      Whoever you a you sound worried but I ask why should any of you , you know beyond the letter of the Law you and your party won the election, But whatever is done in darkness comes to light I know you will never feel the pain of those who haven got those who haven got food to eat, you will never feel that hole in your belly because you will continue receiving your hand out.
      But to those of us who care about all will go on fighting for justice and will stand firm with Dr. Thomson Fontaine that you guys will never accomplished .

    • Views Expressed
      December 11, 2014

      SIMPLE THEY HAVE VIOLATED ONES HUMAN RIGHTS……………THEY BROKE THE LAW OF PAYING TICKETS FOR PEOPLE TO COME IN……SKERRIT CAMPAINING ALL DAY IN THE AREA …THAT IS WRON ILLEGAL AND INTIMDATION………….
      WE MUST FIGHT CORRUPTION AND NEPOTISM IN DOMINICA AND THE THOSE RESPEONSIBLE MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE

  27. Righteous
    December 10, 2014

    Was there anyone else on the ground who witness this? Why isn’t Fontaine’s lawyer speaking on his behalf. I hear they say that a drowning man will grasp at a straw. Anyways, I will let this run its course.

    One Love Dominicans!!!!

  28. straight talk
    December 10, 2014

    It is Thomson’s right to challenge the results. However a rejected ballot is a rejected ballot based on the dictates of the law. So unless Thomson is saying that ballots that were rejected were marked in accordance with the law he should shut up and move on. Is Thomson saying that questionable ballots should be counted for him even if the legal requirements were not met? Wouldn’t that be FRAUD according to Thomson. Are we saying that FRAUDULENT activities can only be accepted when it benifits the UWP.

  29. timarc
    December 10, 2014

    Aye lol…if I did not see the long lines at the polls I would swear skerrit just wave his wand and came to power.lol. oh please, Dominicans that put de man there OK. Uwp supporters think they more Dominican than nobody. But they just hungry for thier slice just as their candidates.

  30. Doc. Love
    December 10, 2014

    It is unfortunate, two elections have gone by, yet, we cannot get it right. The blame should be put on the backs of Skeritt and the Electoral Office. Skeritt controls the finances, therefore. he call the shorts. The electoral officer, from the managerial point of view, despite their constitutional rights, don’t have the “lower stones” to stand up to Skeritt, so , the macacwe goes on. It is up to the people to force changes or stop the cooshonie. The only way that can be done is by taking their problems to the streets.

  31. carol
    December 10, 2014

    Some of all you need to be fair

  32. carol
    December 10, 2014

    They have no right to steal the man votes that’s unfair we need a bielection :-x

    • The Facts
      December 13, 2014

      What makes you so sure that they stole the votes? The ballots were counted three times and Stephenson won. Those disappointed people should accept that.
      I am certain that Stephenson also had spoiled ballots. He is not making a fuss and asking for a recount.

  33. add my voice too
    December 10, 2014

    I blame the police commissioner for all this nonsense. DNO, one would agree with me that if for four straight days non residents were seen in one particular area, at some strange hours, doing things that are illegal, wouldn’t they be seen as suspicious and deserve to be monitored by the police? Furthermore, if the day that a crime was indeed committed in the same area and those same men were present on that day especially when they had NO business there on that particular day, should they not be seen as possible suspects and be arrested for breaking the law? DNO, it is No secret that for four straight days Skerrit and his agents were very busy in the Grand fond constituency. They were also seen on the very day of election, when according to the law of the land, should have been in his home village of Vieille case. Mr. Carbon is paid to ensure that the laws of our land are respected and the moment he heard of suspicious activity was taking place in the Grand fond area, he should ensure that a large police presence was in the area to make sure NO breaks our law. That he did not do and as a result, the election problems now seen in the area are just proof of a crime or crimes were committed and all suspicious persons are to be brought forward for questioning.

    • smdh
      December 10, 2014

      The police Commissioner should be sued for allowing this to go on. He has a duty to uphold and he knowingly allowed it. The Caribbean Court of Justice should be brought in because Dominica has no law

  34. 55 MORE YEARS
    December 10, 2014

    I say no more elections… Labour can jus have all 21 seats next time. 55 more years of doom and gloom! Doesnt seem we hv democracy and laws anymore..skerrit have the whole country eating off his plate. From the President, Judges, Police Commissioner..everybody…I say let’s protest

    • Dominicanshatefacts
      December 10, 2014

      Doom and gloom? You think the country will be where it is today if UWP retained power in 2000? I don’t think so. We would be worse of if the UWP remained in power judging from their policies and foreign relations.

    • Citizen
      December 11, 2014

      i agree 1000% but lets remember nothing lasts forever so let them have their fun while it last. God is good

  35. Trolol
    December 10, 2014

    If I was fountain I taking de same plane all those diaspora taking back to de states. More money for me and I don’t have to chatter with fools in Dominica :mrgreen: :twisted:

  36. ungrateful
    December 10, 2014

    Thompson is just a sore looser….u loose u loose na….oh shucks man

    • smdh
      December 10, 2014

      WHen ignorance like you speak – it stink up the place

  37. radics
    December 10, 2014

    Alas…fountain crying :mrgreen: :-P

  38. Just Observing
    December 10, 2014

    At the end of the final count, the Returning Officer issue a certificate to the winner (a pink slip). A copy of that slip is forwarded together with the sealed ballot box to the Chief Elections Officer. Where a dispute, such as this one is forwarded to the court for resolution, the Chief Elections Officer will take measures to secure the boxes for purposes of the court procedures. The Chief Elections Officer has absolutely no role in “supervising” the final count of votes. It is the responsibility of the Returning Officer and the Elections Clerk. If after last night’s count a certificate was not issued, then the Returning Officer must do the wise and correct thing. She must issue her certificate for the person with the most votes now and then allow the High Court to decide one way or another. This matter cannot be allowed to drag from Grand Fond to Roseau unresolved. It has to be resolved sooner rather than later.

  39. DaInDiaspora
    December 10, 2014

    Well, well, well, and the OAS got itself caught in the middle of this with their pants down, calling this a free and fair election: Were they on the gravy train too, what did thdy see, did they see anything at all to justify theri decisions, or did they just look the other way and let the Dominican people continue to suffer? Throw their donkeys out of our country! A bat flying in the day would have done a better job.

  40. nation of fools
    December 10, 2014

    Why is the DLP so intent on winning this seat? You will have 14 others, so why is this one, which clearly goes to the UWP is so important to steal? No! We will fight this. We know stole Laplaine and St. Joe…no one is challenging this because the amount of diaspora voters were so many. But even after all your dirty works the people of Morne Jaune, Riviere Cyrique and Grand Fond do not want IVOR and you all are trying to force it upon them?!

    • Trolol
      December 10, 2014

      To display power and dominance, DLP is on a serious power trip. They’ll be good for the dominicans that vote for them in dominica.

    • Good Governance
      December 10, 2014

      The DLP do NOT want Thompson Fontain in the House of Parliament because he will be a thorn in their flesh!

  41. Confused
    December 10, 2014

    Lennox Lawrence should be ashamed of himself for blatantly intimidating the Returning Officers. He can huff and puff as much as he wants but he must not interfere with the the electoral process which is what he is trying to do so that UWP does not win that seat. Remember he was in that constituency all day allegedly trying to bribe voters to support the DLP. Unconfirmed reports also say that the Parliamentary Representative for Vieille Case was allegedly moving among the marginal constituencies in government vehicles i.e using state resources to persuade voters at the eleventh hour to vote for DLP having also ensured that imported voters cast their ballots for DLP candidates.

    Labour Party Operatives like Lennox Lawrence must not be allowed to undermine the electoral process by trying to disenfranchise voters who have legitimately cast their ballots for whom they want. The Electoral Office through the Chief Elections Officer must be firm in keeping people like Lennox at bay and thwarting the electoral process. It is clear that they are doing all in their power to win that seat and having failed elsewhere are abusing their connections with the Labour Party to instil fear into the polling officials.\

    This must be stopped once and for all and Thomson Fontaine and his lawyers must stay the course.

    At the same time, questions are being raised about the security and integrity of the poll. Where are the ballot boxes now and what guarantee is there that the ballots are not being tampered with.This case looks like it will be a landmark case if it goes to court which will open the way for other candidates to challenge the results based on similar activities which have taken place during this election.

    We wait.

  42. December 10, 2014

    Yes Thompson, it is a rude awakening. People who you look up to in the society they are the worse. How is she going to face the children she taught at school. Remember Maynard and all the others. Never thought these people would let us down for the debased EC currency, which is nothing in the eyes of the world.

  43. December 10, 2014

    Mr Fontaine you are really hungry for power there’s nothing that you wouldn’t do to get in power accept defeat and move on shame on you

    • hello
      December 10, 2014

      You need to get to know Thompson…..you really don’t know this gentleman. Hungry for power? Hmmmm!

  44. 100% Dominican
    December 10, 2014

    Now that the diaspoorer has gone back..lets protest for a bi-election

    • Bluefuse
      December 10, 2014

      We can and will still come back, we are Dominican citizens. To paraphrase the PM; no law no constition can stop us.

      • December 11, 2014

        PM don’t need you any more it’s not his seat that is been in dispute and he wouldn’t make not even Ivor stop him even if he looses the Bi-election, PM only have Thomson to face off with remember Dr .Fontaine told him that if they get into power he will make sure your PM repay all the money back to treasury , so you wouldnt want to have someone like that in parliament day after day, would you !

      • 100% Dominican
        December 11, 2014

        You coming to vote is not a problem? You would have net the yr criteria since you were just here a few days ago…Secondly once you pay your own ticket and u are not bribed to vote then you are welcome to vote

      • Baba Woulay
        December 11, 2014

        Hey Bluefuse be careful what you say. Remember to paraphrase Mr. Linton he will do what needs to be done, “…even at the point of a gun!”

  45. 100% Dominican
    December 10, 2014

    Where is the OAS in all of this? Didnt they conclude the elections free and fair? How could they have concluded when the counts have not been finalized…smh…Shouldn’t they be observing the recount? A bunch of jokers…Such disgrace to our country. All DLP missing is to spit in our faces..demmm!

  46. cassie
    December 10, 2014

    election is over. nuff said. where is my 5% percent increase and my child tablet

    • whoistoblame
      December 10, 2014

      Didnt u realize that Skerrit was not in power when he promised u 5%

    • Views Expressed
      December 11, 2014

      GO WORK FOR IT…..GO GET A JOB………….

  47. jlee
    December 10, 2014

    Don’t be surprise that LENNOX and his uwpfighters will ay also that Castle Bruce and Laplaine cheated.
    Labour for ever. Well Lennox anointing came out not Pastor Augustine’s own. GOD BE THE GLORY GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE!

  48. December 10, 2014

    Here we go again! Is anyone out there listening?

    DOMINICA is screaming from within.

    I can feel the pain

    There is injustice within our government but it’s cry is in vain.

    Please someone do something.

    The country is ready to explode.

    Duplicity and malfeasance; the country is lamenting

    Injustice, Corruption, nepotism, Cronyism,

    Vote rigging: Thomson Fontaine, Monelle Williams,

    Ron Green, Isaac Baptiste, Ronald Charles,

    My people , DOMINICA needs your rescue.

  49. Truth and Justice
    December 10, 2014

    Why are they afraid of Thompson Fountain son of the soil. Why do they not want him in Parliament. What will he discover? and tell to the Dominican people.? How could so many votes be unaccounted for in the first count. Skerrit in 2009 fought until he got two spoilt ballots to put Peter St. Jean in the house, so yes UWP should fight on until it is clear that all the ballots are rightly represented. This is about justice, in Dominica, the people cannot have justice if the leadership is fraudulent. it is not good for the PM, it is not good for the state of Dominica. The UWP need to appoint Thompson as a Senator and Eunica. We need our democracy back.

    • whoistoblame
      December 10, 2014

      No.Thompson and Monell

  50. Not Me Again
    December 10, 2014

    Folks, let us compare the election results of 2014 to that of the last time we saw a fair election in Dominica and I need somebody to tell me if they can see any increase in our population or a decrease. Let us look at what we would all consider as battle ground constituencies:
    Castle Bruce in 2000 =1494 votes casted. In 2014=1710 votes=increase of 216 voters
    La Plaine in 2000 =1322votes. In 2014 =1538 =Increase of 216 voters
    Salybia in 2000 =1513. In 2014 =1875. Increase of 362 voters.
    St Joseph in 2000=1829. In 2014 =2128. Increase of 299 voters
    Roseau Valley in 2000 =1146. In 2014 =1786. Increase of =640 voters
    Morne Jaune in 2000 =1,026. In 2014 =1222. Increase of 196 voters

    I really wonder where so many extra persons came from. Are our women making more children now? Boy look volay aka theft

    • just saying
      December 10, 2014

      so you tying to say that it is impossible for in 5 years a constituency could have 200 new voters? really? what about people who were registered to vote last election who chose not to vote and chose to vote this election? is it that impossible?
      do you honestly believe that in one constituency the DLP brought at least 150 diaspora voters?in mostly all of the constituencies that you listed the DLP won by atleast 200 to 300 votes so whats your point?

    • playboy
      December 10, 2014

      So you expect no increase in 14 years?
      You don’t think any new registration took place in that time?
      SMH at you Workers

    • chan chew dwiet
      December 10, 2014

      are u serious ,there were 2000 plus new registered voters, and no body doe turn 18 during d five year period? smh

    • chan chew dwiet
      December 10, 2014

      are u saying no body turned 18 during d last five years

    • Private
      December 10, 2014

      Should somebody still be asking why are all these names listed as voters. Every year there is mass migration. Your name cannot be removed because you moved to the Caribbean or the US. Many of our people die overseas and the deaths have never been registered here. We cannot begin to account for the number of relatives we have overseas. Don’t you know there is a process to remove a citizen’s name on the list. You actually think that we can just walk into electoral office and remove names because somebody said they got a green card last year. Apart from the names removed quarterly through local death certificates, no others can be removed by the office unless the proper process is followed and none of us have even tried to follow that process. This is such a straight forward matter and I do hope that people get smart enough to not call this theft or voleh.

      • fantastic4
        December 10, 2014

        But it sure encourages the theft or the voila- so if it smells like a pig it looks like a pig it surely then is a pig! voila ou voila.

    • Baba Woulay
      December 11, 2014

      I you really want to make that comparison to address this increase in voters you need to go back to 1995, that’s when the increase in votes really started. Guess who created the monster. As we say here in the nature isle…”Do so, never like so!”

  51. Lang Mama
    December 10, 2014

    DNO what i am about to say may or may not be posted nevertheless I hope it is because it is my sincerest opinion.
    Dominicans have been talking for too long while the country is under the control of thugs, crooks and criminals and where thugs and criminals have infested a society and the police and justice system is on the side of the thugs and criminals then the people must arm themselves for their protection and maintenance of their fundamental rights.
    Dominican need to stop talking about praying and take the necessary action. While some are asking for prayer against the evil Labor Party system the labor Party themselves are praying for the continuance of their own system. The question is where does god stand when each side claims to be the right side. As far as I am concerned god’s hand is tied therefore the people must go into action. May I remind us that the pope blessed musulini’s army as they went out to wage war on Ethiopia – to conquer a free people. So while people are asking for prayer to fight and evil the evil regime have pastors, priests and bishops guaranteeing them longevity and rewards. I ssure hope that heaven itself does not have favoritism and corruption .
    How much more talking is required when clearly the Roosevelt skerrit system will not provide fair elections in Dominica. It is my belief that the police must be treated with the element of surprise- when they point their guns at the people there will be repercussions.

    Danny Lugay was chastised for his statement but I now believe that the statement was futuristic and may be prophetic as well. It is now obvious that talking will not and cannot restore order and sanity to our society in Dominica.

  52. Not Me Again
    December 10, 2014

    Dominicans must stand up together and let Skerrit know in no uncertain terms that HE will NOT choose our parl Reps for us. Skerrit is not the voice of the people and he is not the voice of God either. This is dangerously bad for the future of Dominica and this thing MUST STOP NOW! Let us unite like the Wesley people did when they let Skerrit know that he CANNOT give them his candidate.

  53. jlee
    December 10, 2014

    Just accept that you did not win. Brown accepted why can’t you Fontaine. The problem is that Team Dominica you all add to UWP is and was bad luck. DLP will be doing it for the next 15 years.. I had won you all that DLP will be victorious at the polls.

  54. Not Me Again
    December 10, 2014

    Yet the OAS said election was free and fair? Yet Skerrit said the people spoke and the voice of the people is voice of God? Yet Skerrit had the audacity to extend olive branch to uwp? One would have to be blind, dishonest and naïve to not conclude that the entire election was stolen from the UWP. With the amount of time Skerrit himself and top members of his corrupt team spent in the above constituency, days before the election and the very election day, it was clear that they intended to blatantly steal this seat because they just do not want Dr. Fontaine in there because we all know why. UWP must NOT allow them to steal this seat and they should do everything to ensure that the people gets the person they voted for. As far as I am concerned it makes no sense to take it before the court because justice is a thing of the past here. We MUST stand up and DEMAND a bye election altogether.

  55. God's property
    December 10, 2014

    Workers just give it up. All this force and fighting. What has been done, has been done already. All of you setting to much confusion in our small island Dominica. Lets work together to build Dominica, not fight. Everything for you all is a fight and confusion. Let peace and unity reign man..

    • hello
      December 10, 2014

      Are you for real?

  56. The Fact
    December 10, 2014

    In 2009 when the Laplaine seat was called for Ron in the night and given to Peter in the morning it was ok?? Right now you guys dont want Mr Fontaine to question spoilt ballots in such a close race. Get real people. Mr Fontaine stand and fight for your right.. Dominicans have reached a point in life where they just sit and let things be.. God helps those who help themselves.

    • On the block
      December 10, 2014

      Dont forget in 2005 when Castle Bruce was re counted until Loreen Bannis was able to secure a 1 vote win. Counting stopped immediately.
      Seems we only remember what we want too

  57. Ezra
    December 10, 2014

    Why are Dominican so quick to ridicule, and spew disparaging remarks at each other. Integrity counts, and if Dr. Fontaine thinks that an injustice was done based on what he sees on the ground ( polling Station), then as a candidate it is his right to do so. It seems some of us stand for absolutely nothing and readily accept injustice, lack of integrity and disingenuous standards prevail among us. Dr. Fontaine, fight for what is right, take this as far as legally possible. They are afraid of you being in parliament , so they came up with some “horge Porge bull”

  58. concern
    December 10, 2014

    The election is over the UWP are the losers cast close.Man what are you still fighting for? money power job land what else Greedy.

    • sherock holmes.
      December 10, 2014

      are they really?
      the dlp lost 3 of their seats
      and the uwp gained 3 seats..
      do the math
      who is winning .. and who is loosing..

    • I can't be fooled
      December 10, 2014

      What is wrong with you bias people? if it was the other way around we all know what would happen. For once be fair.

  59. elsee
    December 10, 2014

    The supporters of Mr Fontaine are in support of his hard stance against injustice! We are praying for you, covering you with the blood of Jesus. No weapon formed against you shall prosper. Theyhave maligned you, lied about you etc…but you will be enjoying a far better standard of life than they will. They brought down ppl that i have never seen in Grand Fond to vote. Taken bed-ridden ppl that have priests and doctors visitng them at their home, but they could carry them to go vote .this is the height of heartlessnes ! And for the ppl saying that he is fighting for job or a seat…how IGNORANT can you be? Can’t y’all see what is happening across the globe?How ppl are fighting against injustice?We in D/ca are too accustomedto letting things pass without standing up and fight! Those saying that he is fighting for a job FYI he declined roosevelt’s job twice thank you very much. Have a good day. Bye now :)

  60. LuvDA
    December 10, 2014

    As wise old King Solomon would say, “Cut the Baby in Half.” May the honest man win.

  61. Dominican in the VI
    December 10, 2014

    It seems that the only time elections will be fair is if the UWP win.
    UWP and supporters need to get a life
    Thompson brother, the ex police officer came down from the UK to vote.
    Heaven help Dominica if those Jokers ever win

  62. December 10, 2014

    Every body knows Thomson Fontaine is the winne!!!

  63. JUSTICE4ALL
    December 10, 2014

    What a shame….. Those names Gn…… they ring a death bell for any body who is not supporting Labor. Their behavior and action is no surprise…… As electoral officers , they should only be concerned about having a clean fight. They are referees. Even if its when they cannot see light any more they will give up those positions they have been holding for donkey years. Those two ……… I know, they would rather die, than see Dr. Thompson Fontaine win in a fair and square fight. That is unbelievable, its shameful…… What does offering any olive branch, with those kind of people in those positions, do for any society? I do wish that the conscious people of Grand Fond in particular will deal with those two, accordingly, for treating Dr. Fontaine that way. Dr. Fontaine, whatever decision you make WE THE PEOPLE, will be there for you.

  64. Frank Talker
    December 10, 2014

    I understand that the laws declare a ballot “void” if the voter’s “taw” touches the boundary line(s). And this is quite understandable as it may confuse the polling officers as to who the voter intended to cast his ballot for. I also understand that anything on the boundary belongs to both candidates, same as a mango tree on a boundary can be harvested by both land owners. But I also hold strongly that even where the taw touches a boundary, it can be determined who the elector intended to cast his ballot for. Where the entire taw is placed next to Thomson Fontaine’s name but one line of the taw touches the boundary, it cannot be reasonable to say that the elector did not intend to vote for Thomson. And the same applies to Ivor Stephenson. As a Presiding Officer at many general and local elections, my decision as to who to score a ballot for has always been determined by who we all agree the elector intended to vote for. I believe if other election officers use this rule, a lot of post-election confusion will disappear.

  65. Not Me
    December 10, 2014

    Simple call a bi-election. Diaspora be ready to come back again , put in your leave.

    • yes i
      December 10, 2014

      diaspora don’t need to come back. DLP will still win. red or blue best solution is to call a bi election.

      • whoistoblame
        December 10, 2014

        then lets have the bielection

  66. Observer
    December 10, 2014

    Is is DLP fraud or UWP not accepting defeat?

    • TRUTH
      December 10, 2014

      UWP not accepting defeat.

    • tiny
      December 10, 2014

      If I won that seat then I would have no problem with another election just to prove that I won it fair and square

  67. south east
    December 10, 2014

    well, well well, last election Mr. Brown admitted that he had lost by 5 votes. DIFFERENT FOLKS DIFFERENT STROKES

    • tiny
      December 10, 2014

      Yup some people will stand up to wrong if they are certain that they’ve been wronged… I see no problem here

    • JUSTICE4ALL
      December 10, 2014

      Different situation!!!! Don’t you think so…… All the spoilt ballots were for Dr. Fontaine. Don’t you see something is seriously wrong?

      • stupid
        December 10, 2014

        Idiot! Were they? Were they really all for him. Stupid!

  68. femmedominique
    December 10, 2014

    take it to court, a bye election should be called. Simply that.

    • ayesha
      December 10, 2014

      by election for wat Thompson …accept your loss …..ridiculous….but u will pay for ur tongue tom tom….trying to tarnish the name of the retaining officer and the assistant

      • femmedominique
        December 10, 2014

        Pay for my tongue?? Simply asking for a By-Election, well Yes I !!!!!! What happen you fraid Man? This time the Diasporas ticket may come from your share in the “red ticket”.

    • tiny
      December 10, 2014

      So what happen to the law suit??? Skerrit not suing Thomas fountain anymore????… I need an update on that

      • faceup
        December 11, 2014

        Fountain BROKE, Skerro have no time for that :oops:

  69. roseau south
    December 10, 2014

    The DLP know that Thompson Fontaine won the seat, but they are fighting tooth and nail not to get Fontaine in the house. However the evil men do always come back to haunt them. Just look at Roseau South the labourites thought Ambrose was untouchable, they called Mr Francis all kind of names, desecrated the young man and it came right back in their face Ambrose George LOST. Mr Francis the Lord is on your side Roseau South has been delivered from 15 years of neglect from Ambrose. May the Lord continue to shower his blessings on you and your family and may his face shine upon you. JOSHUA FRANCIS MY PAL REP.

  70. Bull Crap
    December 10, 2014

    I have only one question.. This is not about party its about fairness.. Forget the political aspect for a minute..

    If ballot is deemed “legitimate” how can any one, offer or returning officer take on their own and reject it?

    So people making their own rules now..

  71. bar election
    December 10, 2014

    History repeating itself Dominican’s need to take a stand. Bar election

  72. December 10, 2014

    Mr. Fountain are you really say bringing in people! where did your brother come from? Are you on the record saying the? Captain examine the horns? Tell the voters who your brother is? The UWP mentality has turned the populace into a slave kingdom, with Len ox Linton as the slave master. During Slavery there were 3 classification of slaves. # 1 The artisans, the house slaves, and the field slaves. In that same mentality Dominicans are placed in these 3 categories. Those who stay in the shadows like the radio personalities and lawyers (artisans) #2 Dominicans residing in DA are considered the house slaves, # 3 are the lowest class are Dominicans living abroad. who had to work from sunrise to sundown to support the artisans and the house slaves. What a shame. You have visited us, call on us for momentary funds now we are seen as outsiders and diaspora. I am neither. I am a borne Dominican and I will defend my dignity. We have been emancipated no mental slavery!

    • GOOD OVER EVIL
      December 10, 2014

      did they pay him and give him pocket change

    • Harry Mack
      December 10, 2014

      You sound like an illiterate. What are you saying? Your mind is twisted, you hear things and try to repeat it and really make a fool of yourself.

    • JUSTICE4ALL
      December 10, 2014

      Student……History student? What are you talking about….Thompson Fontain’s brother is his brother of course, living where ever. He came to vote by paying his passage to come to Dominica. He was not part of hundreds who received tickets paid by a particular party to vote for them. Can’t you see that there is a difference.

    • WISER NOW
      December 10, 2014

      So what if his brother came down? He did not charter a flight for his brother to come down his brother came down on his own free will, paid his passage and came down unlike the Dominica Labour Party who chartered flights to come in with persons to vote and what killing me most is that you people know the truth and you still vehemently denying it. eh beh weh and then we turn around and say we God fearing. God fearing my royal @666.

    • Mary
      December 10, 2014

      I agree with Harry. You really sound like a student but one who does not listen to instructions in class or one who can’t understand English (I am a teacher so I can tell). We are not oppose to those form the Diaspora who legally qualify to vote, the law is quite clear. How you know Thompson’s brother is not qualified? We Dominicans must stop wearing our ignorance as a barge of honor.
      And by the way, on the use of the slavery example you need to go back to read your history book. This ranting of yours on the issue of outsider and diaspora is rather out of order, you just don’t make sense.
      How do you defend a dignity that condones, bribery, fraud, and cheating. Man go back to school.

  73. December 10, 2014

    How can a country and a people move forward with no justice and respect for law.we have seen over the past few days what the law is .Skerrit is the judge and the jury. Please let justice and peace prevail . Thompson does not deserve this no one does.not DLP OR UWP

    • The Facts
      December 13, 2014

      Maybe they should get you count the votes again. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

      • The Facts
        December 13, 2014

        “to count”
        I think something is wrong with the Server or System. Too often I type words and they do not show up. I have to keep re-reading what I typed and correct what is missing, if I do not miss it.
        For goodness sake! I am not texting! I am typing!

  74. Cokey
    December 10, 2014

    I know that was coming,these guys cannot take a lost.

    • tiny
      December 10, 2014

      How about saying that maybe he is right… Maybe he did in fact win..is that impossible???

  75. December 10, 2014

    Thieves, Crooks, Criminals, Bandits and Cheats!!!! GOD IS WATCHING!!!!

    • TRUTH
      December 10, 2014

      Hahaha. Who is the thief?

  76. WOW
    December 10, 2014

    Stand firm Fontaine – dont give up the fight. We are with you. The election was stolen…

  77. Truth be Told
    December 10, 2014

    Please explain how did we get the extra ballots to move both candidates higher from 617 v 605 total 1222 votes at the final count to 622 v 614 total 1236 votes? Where did these extra 14 votes appear from my Electoral Commissioner? You could not have spoilt 14 good ballots by mistake now could you or missed them in the first count? This is gross incompetence bordering on fraud!

    • Yessah
      December 10, 2014

      I just cyah understand that..Where is Steven LaRocque in all this?

    • femmedominique
      December 10, 2014

      I did not support either party however I always felt Lennox carried the UWP Team as a True Leader. This time I WILL SUPPORT Dr. Fontaine, by contributing Financially to take this matter to court and rally for a By Election.

      What happen all u think dominica belong to ONE set man?

  78. Faceup
    December 10, 2014

    Thomas admit defeat and get your self back in Maryland, get your self a J.O.B or better yet ask Skerro for a job, we need your expertise in DA what about that?

    • what?
      December 10, 2014

      that’s why persons like me will remain in the US. I worked my tail off, obtained a PhD, and now in order to return to Dominica (because i want to), to make an adequate income, that is, compensated justly for my skills and educational attainment, I must go ask the PM for a job? Someone said this to me recently and I was too baffled to give an adequate response. Mind you, I had been actively seeking work because I want to return home but unfortunately couldn’t find a position worth considering. I certainly did not have to go down to City Hall (in the US) to find a job!

    • Mary
      December 10, 2014

      Which Thomas you talking about? If you talking about Fountain, he’s highly qualified for any position in the world. What you qualify for? Walking up and down the red clinic? He does not need a job form Skerrit or from you. He ask you money to pay his bills, so stop that nonsense about get a job. And by the way, he’s a Dominican and he can go an come whenever he pleases, he does not need your permission.
      Oh people with small minds!!!

      • December 10, 2014

        so Mary if he is so qualified why he fighting for a lil parl rep job….i think thomson put all his eggs in 1 basket and now he in problem :-|

  79. Hmm
    December 10, 2014

    Why can’t people just accept when they loose? Thompson is like he desperate for the job. Agree you was defeated. You want to go and throw temper tantrums at the lady who taught u in school just because u think she is on DLP side. SMH. Election over man…take a seat and go and spend the lost time with ur family. #fedupofthesegrumpyoldmen

    • Not Me
      December 10, 2014

      Didn’t they ever teach you guys there is no smoke without fire. Ask yourself why all the controversy. Thompson fight for what is right. Electoral commission I will fire all you incompetent fools. If you all are doing your job right we will not have all that crap going on, now look this thing is going to go on for ever wasting our time. Stupes man

    • tiny
      December 10, 2014

      So that is what u would say to Thompson I’d he was your son.. I think not…u people are biased

    • JUSTICE4ALL
      December 10, 2014

      How can one just accept he has lost when we all know that the results are not clear. They have to be cleared and in that case it would be reasonable to have the courts clear them and we should show we are not pleased with the result. Don’t you think so. I do!!! You see… the lady who taught him should not display any signs as to having sides if she is a Presiding Officer. We must learn to be responsible and impartial when we hold important positions.

      • The Facts
        December 13, 2014

        You must not falsely accuse her based on what Fontaine stated. He is looking after his interest. We want to hear and read the truth.

  80. Citizen
    December 10, 2014

    In the latter end it’s not going to do any of you good. What you do is what you see. We can continue to be dishonest with ourselves but there is one man above who sees everything. It’s only a matter of time. This DLP administration is too greedy. The things money and evil can make us do. Oh Lord help this country

  81. Bull Crap
    December 10, 2014

    So if ballot is deemed “legitimate” who can any one offer or returning officer take on their own and and reject it?

    So people making their own rules now..

  82. DC
    December 10, 2014

    Fontaine, you have lost this seat. There is no doubt. Quit the accusations! The DLP has won!

    • anon
      December 10, 2014

      really? i heard a ballot got rejected because the x was too “thick”. this is so laughable! why should thompson not protect his interests? eh beh nou pa feb ah dominique

      • Domnichen
        December 10, 2014

        Well, let’s give Thompson that one; but this would mean that he still lost by 7 votes :-D

      • The Facts
        December 13, 2014

        The x was too thick? It is a rejected ballot. One does not thicken the x. :lol:

    • tiny
      December 10, 2014

      Would your comment be the same I’d Thompson was your son??? I doubt it

  83. December 10, 2014

    wayy papa look thomson fighting for a job….give d man his job eh he has nothing to go back to in the US :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    • VIP
      December 10, 2014

      Simple, lets have a bi election

      • December 10, 2014

        is that eh…both sides have to send back for their diasporas

    • tiny
      December 10, 2014

      So if Thompson was your son you would have made that same exact comment???

      • December 10, 2014

        well he want that $2500 a month papa…sounds like he really needs it :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    • maindesk
      December 10, 2014

      Being a parl rep is not a job it is a dedication. A parl rep gets less than 3000.00 a month.

      • December 10, 2014

        hahaha oh pls so thomson wants to be a parl rep because he is so “dedicated” to dominica??? u need to get ur head out of ur a…there r no “dedicated” politicans..UWP jusy want their slice of the pie now

      • The Facts
        December 13, 2014

        For Dominica, this is good money.

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