DCC/DAEC statement on breach of election code

The DLP and UWP recently signed an election  code of conduct
The DLP and UWP recently signed an election code of conduct

The Dominica Christian Council (DCC) and the Dominica Association of Evangelical Churches (DAEC) are deeply concerned about statements made recently from the political platform and on the radio with respect to candidates.  These statements are contrary to the spirit of the code that was signed.

The DCC and DAEC are concerned that the general spirit of the code is not being observed.

The DCC and DAEC remind all concerned of the commitments made and the implicit agreement to self monitoring.  The DCC and DAEC remind all parties that character assassination will only lead to further confusion and deterioration of the currently charged political environment.

As we move closer to the election date, let us be reminded that we are all citizens of Dominica, that we are our brother’s keeper and post December 8, we are to live and work together for the furtherance of our country.

The DCC and DAEC ask their members to lead the way in keeping sober discourse and peace.  This weekend, rallies are being planned for the Castle Bruce and Carib Territory. The churches are asking that wisdom and good sense prevail as the parties traverse the same route.

The DCC and DAEC will convene meetings with the political parties to further discuss the matter.

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70 Comments

  1. OMG
    November 24, 2014

    The Christian council is spineless. Be clear about what you supposedly stand for and don’t hesitate to call a spade a spade. WWJD!

  2. Food in Riddle
    November 23, 2014

    His apology should be to all Dominican men and women, here and abroad but especially to Monel, because her lovely name was called. Shame on skerrit. Shame on skerrit. Vince is his buddy and how does that make him feel, knowing that his sweet wife is a ‘victim’ too. That’s not comforting. 1 & then 2. Skerrit better watch that womb of his wife, it was and still is capable of more miscarriages. Good luck to him. Shame, shame, shame. He think he smart but he has outsmarted his ownself. Augustine, take note.

  3. father & pas skerrit
    November 23, 2014

    Am I surprised? If father and most holy reverend pastor skerrit breached the code of the constitution he swear to defend, with the bible in his right hand, is election code he did not even sign he will not break? Skerrit knows very well that all the DCC and DAEC will talk and generalize things because they know very well that the day they would call his name, he would expose their secret sins and send all of them to hell from the bishop to the fallen evangelist.

    • Hate liars
      November 23, 2014

      The thing that make you must be on four legs :mrgreen: donkey.

      • father & pas skerrit
        November 23, 2014

        @hate and liar, you have shown yourself to be exactly what your name suggests. No thing made me but a man and woman made in God’s image. Respond to my post bro/sis

  4. father & pas skerrit
    November 23, 2014

    I am not surprised! If holy father and most reverend pastor Roosevelt Skerrit broke the code of the constitution of Dominica, which he swore to defend by holding the bible, is election code that he never signed to defend he will uphold? The DCC and DAEC know their jesus better than that and there is no way they will point their sinful finger at him as the culprit, because they do not want him to send them to hell and expose their secret sins he knows about.

    • Boo
      November 24, 2014

      Reverend !!!!!!!! y not use another word?

  5. you like it vote it
    November 23, 2014

    if Dominican enjoy that tam brine wip skerrit have for their backs let them have it, i noticing that skerrit is honest he tells it as he feels ( go to hell) no law can stop him all you can bring all the lawyers all you want and much more abuse shouting to the people skerrit dos not mince hes words.i have STOP getting mad with the PM. he told us that a people get the government that they will tolerate words to that effect.iam not making this up the recordings are there.

  6. Desmond
    November 22, 2014

    Just a word for TRULYDOMINICAN STOP being a hypocrite. If you want to call a spade a spade lets go, did you chastise Linton for referring to Dominican women as P R O S T I T U T E S, what a degrading thing to say about people he want to vote for him, you cant be more shameless no wonder you stand where you are, birds of a feather……

  7. November 22, 2014

    TO : Churches in general. You all have remain silent when the alarm should have being raised against wrong doings in the Land regardless of of who you all have failed by compromising. In this buisness of Spiritual Warfare there is no middle ground .What has brought you all to this state ? is it Filthy Lucre, or trying to serve two Masters ? or is it you all are politicians in Priest & Pastor clothing. Just remember that the same Bible no matter how it is interpreted remains the word of God. Judgement shall begin in the House of God .

  8. John Paul
    November 22, 2014

    Oh Ye Hypocrites You shut up the Kingdom of Heaven——
    You set Yourselves up as an authority on moral conduct then fail to set the example .Did the Catholic Church have to be a signatory in this case?Why is the Church taking Taxpayers money when it has sufficient assets to cover the repairs of the Cathedral?is there a code of conduct for Churches?Maybe Lennox Linton will start one and invite the Bishop

  9. dirty dlp
    November 22, 2014

    skerite know waht he was going tto do so he give them hyprocrite of tthe earth 500.000 dollars to shut there
    mouth.they wudnt say noting cuz is tthere they geting money. if it wwas linton he wud qquote his name. clearly. sacrayy garss! change is comjng and we will fix all of all you curropt people after the election!!!!!!

  10. Louise Carbon
    November 22, 2014

    The only church I’d go to is Pastor Rodney, cause he was the ONLY religious figure who was MAN ENOUGH to call out the accuser and denounce such horrible vilification. All dem other religious figures have lost their way, their voice and the strength and confidence to say when Wrong is Wrong! And for what? A church donation or a state funeral?

  11. shaka zulu
    November 22, 2014

    I would advise team dominica not to take part in the meeting. It is a waste of time. Keep your positve message and focus on issues as you guys have been doing. Let the DCC call out those who breach original contract. They need to focus on thier congregation. The church has been the one kissing skeritts ring and this is all a show to save face.

  12. Shameless
    November 22, 2014

    STOP playing with people! Tell it like it is and tell SKERRIT to respect Dominican women. Allu keep playing smart but not being clever. Skerrit and the DLP keep disrespecting people but you guys refuse to name him as a culprit. I am shocked that you all refuse to say SKERRIT must watch his mouth….hypocrites!! But Change Is A Must.

    Assertive, NOT Aggressive! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  13. Ras B
    November 22, 2014

    It is pointless, the conveners could not even get the parties to exchange a hand shake!!! So this is no more than an attempt by the conveners to appear relevant!!!

    • Ras B
      November 23, 2014

      It is said that the election code could not be policed, hence not giving it any teeth, but if you will allow, may I suggest one enforcement tool that can be effectively used? I suggest that the conveners warn the politicians that who ever breaks the code will be named and shamed and DNO will undertake to bring the full text of the naming and shaming into the public domain. Though this may not eliminate the possibility of breaking the code it will go along way in helping politicians recognise it.

      Because contrary to what the polls will try to have us believe, this election is going to be pretty close!!! Look at the crowds, Skerritt knows that, this is the reason why he has resorted to such low down tactics. December 8 is drawing closer, this UWP presents Skerritt and his acolytes with their most formidable challenge.

      • Hate liars
        November 23, 2014

        sot where is the competition?

  14. %
    November 22, 2014

    Why the and the DAEC cannot say that it is Skerrit of the DLP who violated the code of conduct? Has God given them a spirit of fear? No wonder so many people do not go to church.These men have worldy men as their Gods

  15. Mee3
    November 22, 2014

    Come on, say who did what. Skeritt was the one who went on the platform and humiliated monel and the women of Dominica. What Atherton Martin said had nothing to do with UWP team Dominica, he has a right like all other Dominicans to talk as say as he wish, he is not running for office and did not sign anything. Shame on the DCC/DAEC for not saying exactly who is doing what when they know is it Skeritt and the DLP.

  16. pure nonsense
    November 22, 2014

    STOP THE HYPOCRISY. CALL A SPADE A SPADE.SAY WHO EXACTLY IS NOT RESPECTING THE CODE OF CONDUCT. CALL IT BY ITS NAME.

  17. as it is
    November 22, 2014

    Talk Talk talk

  18. BRAIN DAMAGE
    November 22, 2014

    The Dominica Christian Council and the Dominica Association of Churches, when these candidates disobey, simple pray to King Jesus, they will be left for 5 +… more years as Spector prisoners.

  19. Hugo Grotius
    November 22, 2014

    Man tell Linton and the Dcc/Daec we still going to win the election, mind all you business.

    • Boo
      November 24, 2014

      evil cant last forever though

  20. anotherdaynodoller
    November 22, 2014

    The DCC andDACC know exactly who the culprits are bot won’t call the names of the individuals but chooses to generalized , very bias.

    • creative
      November 22, 2014

      Roosevelt Skerritt knew exactly what he was going to CONTINUE doing, that is why he did not go and sign any CODE OF CONDUCT. The Christian Council must be tooo ashamed of the leader of the country to address this situation as it should be addressed. If someone is doing wrong, no matter who it is, UWP, DLP, PM, President, Priest, Bishop, Pastor, the common man or woman, they should be called out on it. Why is that so difficult? Is it because of fear of retaliation or reprecursion? What message are we sending to the young people, to those who are trying to do the right thing?

  21. Truly Dominican
    November 22, 2014

    DCC and DAEC, COME ON, YOU KNOW WHO BREACHED THE CODE. Skerrit is the one who disregarded it recently, when he addressed his supports in Castle Bruce saying, among other things, that he would not want his daughter, if he had one to be like the upright, and brave candidate for the St. Joseph constituency, because he wouldn’t have a grandchild. That was a loaded comment, coming from one who wants people to vote for him, one who just received a ‘holy’ medal. Hypocrite, nomme maypuisant , Skerrit. What bothers me is the way the crowd, including women cheered him on. Call him out on that. Don’t make any blanket statement. DCC, DAEC, stop being scared. Act in the interest of ALL DOMINICANS and women, by extension. It’s high time that people call a spade a spade. No respect, no law, no constitution.

    I wonder how many parents would want their sons to be like Skerrit. Remember, his wife said that she is hoping and praying that their son take on her characteristics – not his. She knows best.

    DCC, DAEC. IF YOU CAN’T TALK TO SKERRIT ABOUT HIS BAD BEHAVIOUR, JUST FORGET ABOUT THAT CODE. MEN OF THE CLOTH AFRAID TO DO THE RIGHT THING FOR FEAR OF LOSING WHAT …… YOUR SOULS? I think not.

    • Anonymous
      November 22, 2014

      Skeritt want grandchild but He doh want Mr. Walter to be a Grandfather ?

  22. injustuce
    November 22, 2014

    injustice

  23. injustuce
    November 22, 2014

    DCCand DA E C what is a more relevant code than voters I D cards??? i know it is late for voters I D card but you should have put your voice behind such an important aspect of the process .

  24. Blame Game
    November 22, 2014

    I think my comment doesn’t violate none of your policy, therefore I have the right to express views..This is a young lady that is being exploited by both parties. In the name of humanity and decency let her iniquities go. The words that were uttered by the DLP was on called for. The UWP paved and exploited the young lady in the worst possible way. When the lady was presented on a platform it was said over and over by the men about her beauty and big body parts! That is plain out Sexual harassment. How many people condemn the UWP!
    Over and over the lady has been mentioned as a sex symbol. Where are the rules, standard and ethical conduct which the men in the party should follow. The young lady was raised with no father figure or role model, therefore, she sought attention and that was given to her from within the circle. While UWP are crying foul, they exploited the innocent lady in the worst possible way. Please show her love and empathy .

    • peace
      November 22, 2014

      Stupeeeee=eees

    • Anonymous
      November 23, 2014

      Twisted labourites….will try to justify massa skerrit by channeling the blames on others…the time will come when u ppl will see the light but it will be too late

  25. born dominican
    November 22, 2014

    But why they didn’t call on DLP direct to stop that conduct, they are just a bunch of one sided people .Are afraid of Serra?

  26. Papa Dom
    November 22, 2014

    You people are so full of “……….? Why are you so afraid to call out Roosevelt skerritt ? Do you know by trying to include everyone you are confusing the people and giving active support to skerritt.

  27. Hmmm
    November 22, 2014

    Why don’t you guy just address the person or persons directly . All damn well know who breaching the CODE.

  28. Whistler
    November 22, 2014

    The DCC/DAEC , a bunch of Hypocrites Period…

    They always call wrong right or cast a blind eye…

    I do hope it chokes them well they asleep..

    These upholders of Evil doings in the land…

  29. Partisan
    November 22, 2014

    Pure BS! Name the code breakers and demand an immediate apology or face the consequences!

    If not, forget about this code and Shut up!

  30. rosa parks
    November 22, 2014

    Oh please just call it as it is. Since the code of conduct was signed the labor party are the ones to breech it. So call them out for it!!!! Why do you think serif never came to sign? He never had intentions of keeping get the code

  31. Inside
    November 22, 2014

    Why did you all expect? You that lnow him well. Why did skrit wife post on the world wide web that she does not want her son to have his personality. He is stubborn as a horse, but change is inevitable. It is the way forward. Most of us know of his behaviour with student when he taught at PSS. Consent or not, it was illegal to undermine the under age. Old habits die hard. We usualy say leave it in the hands of God, that why such behaviour coninues.

  32. Butlookhere!
    November 22, 2014

    In future traversing the same route should not be. The police should vet the itinerary and work out a schedule where the routes are different.

  33. Yeah Man
    November 22, 2014

    To the DCC and DAEC. Say exactly who breached the code. You should be speaking directly to Roosevelt Skerrit because he is the one who breached the code. Thank you.

  34. Forever Amber
    November 22, 2014

    We all know the Code of Conduct is just a formality and nothing more. The fact that Skerrit snubbed the signing tells you that he thinks little of it. So do I, actually. What can you do if it happens again, as it will from the DLP? Send out another statement?

  35. enough..
    November 22, 2014

    Boss Rosevelt that breaking d code…as a matter of fact d man eh even sign code with allu he send vince … thats enough! !!

  36. Listening
    November 22, 2014

    I honestly would not have attended if skerrit is not present. He broke, he fix it.

  37. Jon Carson
    November 22, 2014

    My fellow countrymen and women, Christian brothers and Sisters, this requires critical self introspection but is worthwhile undertaking. Whether you support one political party over the other, this should not be about party politics, but about common decency and respect for the human race. I certainly don’t want a leader or Prime Minister whose mindset is that “low” about women and his own mother and wife are women. A leader who obviously has no regards or respect for us as citizens of this country, that he would look at us and tell us not to take a shower or a bath on Election Day.

    Anyone who has any ounce of common sense can conclude that the leader of the DLP has gone knots – he has lost it. He obviously has regarded us as “gullible” and can tell us anything and we will jump. How can you tell me not to take a shower, what nonsense is that, when you have a health system that is already deteriorated? After I cast my vote, and I become ill, where will I obtain medical treatment? Should I go to the PMH where I may risk the chance of perhaps not returning home alive? Where I may have to end up suing the same government that told me not to shower and their doctors? For my viewpoint, for the leader of the DLP and his party to gain any respect, amongst any sensible citizens, he should simple humble himself and do not send any Spokesperson, but he (himself) should stand up on one of those political platforms and apologize to the general public and in particular, to all the women whom he have insulted including, those in his camp, though he may consider them to “gullible” to even comprehend the impact of what he has said. Only then can the leader and DLP redeem itself in my view, although, as sad and hateful as it may sound, the reality is, given us as a people is they will be re-elected to government.

    In the meantime, enough of this belittlement, these insults and personal attacks, as they are not paramount or germane to the development of our country – rise above that DLP.

  38. I Rise
    November 22, 2014

    Good luck. You never spoke to the big bad wolf, when he said ‘no law, not even the constitution can stop him.’ He dared not sign the code of conduct. He sent a reprsentative and broke the code of conduct from day one. And this the kind of man that is governing the country. There are all kinds of skeletons in his clausit. When he looks in the mirror he sees them smiling and cunning in the a.m and in the p.m he sees them bloated and talking jumbee talk that he alone can understand. He sees mathew walters licking his wounds and calling him Jesus. The walls are closing in on him, he will run to the rocks for rescue but their will be no rocks. He will look for tony, but tony will turn into a pillar of salt, which the ambassador will lick and shouting out. ‘I like it, I really really like it’. Easydoor will be in the courts and Patrick John will be on the radio preaching and saying what goes round comes around. You point finger at someone, now in your face, big four has come back pointing at you.

    • Not a herd follower
      November 22, 2014

      hahahaha. There are jokes in that blog.

  39. ??
    November 22, 2014

    That’s a waste of a meeting. This is election time and political parties are going to take shots at each other. Politics is big people business and not pre-school. As the leader of the opposition said, if you can’t take the heat, Get Out!!!

  40. Doc. Love
    November 22, 2014

    Please call a spade a spade. The man tried to dehumanize the lady, call it by its name. I wish to applaud pastor Rodney and the Brain for calling it by its name. It is an alleged accusation of abortion, call it people, call it. :mrgreen:

    • sheee
      November 22, 2014

      Boy, you talking too much. that is an inside job. things always coming back to hunt you. Say no more St. Joe people will expose all you. UWP unethical conduct is hurting you guys. Leave it alone.

  41. soutcityboyi
    November 22, 2014

    These two organisations have been supporting Skerrit’ inspite of his behavior, Over the years not one of them have condemned his words and actions. Recently, Fr Thomas came out striking against Dominicans who do not support the DLP. He was so vicious in his attack, yet not even the Bishop weighed in on that. I wish these hypocrites would treat everyone fairly and not take sides. When any politician violates the spirit of the agreement , there should be penalties. For too long Skerrit has been insulting the intelligence of the electorate and it is time for this to stop.

    Religious leaders stop your hypocrisy and please say it like it is in the interest of all Dominicans. If the young lady had decided to join Skerrit’s cabal, she would be hailed as a queen like all the others who are no better than her. This man is out of place. Women should take note.

    God is good all the time, all the time God is good, not for some, sometimes.

  42. Looking In
    November 22, 2014

    Why are the DAEC and DEC being so hypocritical? It is time you all start calling names and incidents where the election codes are breached. Stop hiding behind colors. This is becoming more of a joke everyday.

  43. u know
    November 22, 2014

    alu know who doing it so tell them and only them to stop

  44. Noke
    November 22, 2014

    You know this isht is a waste of time. Why do these people even exist ? Did you all call for prayers when Pastor BJ was eating in house ?
    Did you all call for prayers when bin bobol was flowing.
    Did you all call for prayers when Gon Emanuel was in distress ?
    Did you all call for prayers when Supriya Singh was declawying.
    You people are human and very politicized, especially the president. You think you get into Govt statutory bodies as a manager without being a poto.
    Dominicans need to be honest and make decisions for themselves, not rely on people who even more bias than them to govern what they think of them parties.

    Time for someone to get a nurse.

  45. yesterday
    November 22, 2014

    DCC knows who are the culprits and who to blame

  46. Peaceful
    November 22, 2014

    why don’t you all be specific and directly refer to pm skerrit statement about monelle williams. why general? why paint with a broad brush? you all are too bias.

  47. too late
    November 22, 2014

    DCC and DAEC I am not sure what you are referring to. Can you tell us which statement’s in particular and who made the statements ? Can you condemn these statements directly please?

  48. Not Me Alone
    November 22, 2014

    But what is wrong with these men that call themselves church leaders and DCC and DAEC? Both organizations have failed Dominica and are nothing but bunch of hypocrites! They keep generalizing everything and are very careful not to mention the name of their lord and deliverer, Roosevelt Skerrit, who just got knighted by them. It was Skerrit that insulted women in the name of Monel William. But then again what do I expect from church organizations l with leaders like Peter R Augustine and the Bishop of Roseau? Bunch of hypocrites!

  49. Ideal
    November 22, 2014

    We all see that Skerrit do not go to sign anything, so this will give him the go ahead to say whatever he wants to say. He can turn around and tell us gullible Dominicans “look man I did not sign any paper, I did not make any promises”.I think as leader of the labour party he should be the one there to sign..Its time we Dominicans stand up and open our eyes. Insulting other candidates is a sign of a poor loser

  50. November 22, 2014

    Call out Skerrits name, because he is not observing the code

  51. Anonymous
    November 22, 2014

    It’s good that these organizations are calling for civility in this season of heightened political action, but they must understand that this is the nature of politics the world over.The purpose is to get advantage over your opponent. In their high and mighty way these churches tear each other apart, especially the Catholic church. So they can’t do it to gain advantage and pretend it does not exist in their own sphere of operations.

  52. Views Expressed
    November 22, 2014

    Malzaire….please call it by it`s name…….DONOT ALLOW SKERITS $500,000.00 TO INTIMIDATE YOU IN ANYWAY.

    THE DLP GOVERNMENT WE PRAY IS ON THEIR WAY OUT FOR THE SAKE OF DOMINICA……
    THEY HAVE CORRUPTED OUR COUNTRY….OUR SYSTEMS…..ILFILTRATED THE CHURCHES ……IGNORED PROFESSIONALS……….OWE BLIND ALLEGIENCE TO SKERRIT……LOST MORALE VALUES ETC ETC
    THE LIST IS LONG….AND PUT MOTE POVERTY ON THE ALREADY POOR DOMINICANS

    CHANGE IS A MUST….TEAM DOMINICA…PLEASE PRAY FOR DOMINICA

  53. Lang Mama
    November 22, 2014

    With Vince Henderson’s smirk and arrogance should we be surprise that Regiald Austrie and Skerrit type of politics continues

  54. Lang Mama
    November 22, 2014

    DNO Lang Mama believe in being real and blunt. Who Or what is DCC or DAEC and what can’t hey do about it ? They will tell God. The politicians are not afraid ofte leal and Jstice system why should tey heed to DCC or DAEC
    these guys stole money in a garbage bin fraud and when they were caught they return the money thru a money laundering scheme.
    I doh even want to talk about the French passports , passport selling and diplomatic status bidding.

    I am a realist and who want to call me atheist, agnostic, Muslim, Christian whatever religion Lang Mama DGAF. If the DAEC or DCC have the authority to get god to issue justice then for 12 years of corrution, fire bombing, money lauderng, vctimzatin, character assassistion , blatant thieving defrauding of our treasury , under Roosevelt, Tony and Hartley government where was DCC, DAEC and god. At least I can speculate on many excuses for god. God has more pressing issue and maybe god is way to tired and overwhelmed . But the DCC and DAEC the only pressing issues are the under table benifits for convenient blindness and amnesia and moo moo ism (death and dumb). What it s that they do other than to collect te offerings,pay the bills, preach on Sunday and once in a while jump thru a next man window leaving their Sandal behind and finagle their way to cash donations from politicans-if i lie ask the accountant general where the $500K gone

    The way i see it the DAEC and the DCC are like barking dogs from a distance. We don’t knw what they barking about – it could be tht tey are barking for their bones or just protecting their territories. One thing for sure is that thse distant barking cannot bite nor impose a threat. But then who know Father Thom will continue Tory for drone attack and release god of his or her duty .

  55. ?????????
    November 22, 2014

    Thats another waste of time committee….. they cannot even quote wat was said…

  56. Bee
    November 22, 2014

    Ok so we asked for you to condemn the DLP on recent statements by their so called leader and you responded. But why generalize nuh? Call a spade a spade man.

  57. November 22, 2014

    This whole Code of Conduct business is pure rubbish! An agreement that has no teeth and just gives religious leaders a chance to speak. They don’t even have the courage or decency to condemn violators of this code!
    I see tear it up and throw it in the trash and tell these churches to stay OUT of Politics!!!!!

  58. rol
    November 22, 2014

    What a joke, you’ll can’t do nothing just talk. Skeritt personally didn’t sign all you thing

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