Dr. Thomson Fontaine undeterred after release from police custody

Fontaine (right) with supporters after he was released

Moments after he was released from police custody on Monday, opposition Senator Dr. Thomson Fontaine said he will continue calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

He was first taken into custody by the police on Sunday February 12, 2017, around 2:00 pm and brought to Police Headquarters for questioning in relation to violence which took place in Roseau on February 7.

He was released around 6:00 pm on that day with instructions to return at 9:00 am on February 13, 2017 for further questioning. He was eventually released without charge. He said the police alleged that he incited people to overthrow the Skerrit administration and he has denied the accusations.

Despite this, Dr. Fontaine said he will not stop the call for Skerrit to resign.

“We are going to continue to the call across this country for the resignation of Roosevelt Skerrit,” he stated. “Roosevelt Skerrit has lost his moral authority to be Prime Minister of this country and he must go and he must go now.”

He stated this is the message that is going to be shared across Dominica.

“Enough is enough,” Fontaine said. “Skerrit has no choice, he simply has to go.”

The violence in Roseau took place hours after a public meeting organized by opposition parties demanding Skerrit’s resignation on matters concerning the island’s Citizenship by Investment Program and the alleged sale of diplomatic passports.

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49 Comments

  1. winston warrington
    February 15, 2017

    The Prime Minister announced an attempted coup by the UWP. Well that is a stretch; UWP is too incompetent to stage a coup. Without weapons. Can you imagine? the bunch of misfits stood one block from the heart of Labor country and asked the Labor government to leave while chanting the Labor Party anthem “We shall no be moved”? Disorganized with neither money nor merit they flaunt their lack of integrity by refusing to abide by their own agreements. Linton in open defiance collates anarchy with democracy. General election is not far away; but for a party whose coffers are empty, protest action is the cheapest campaign strategy.

  2. clara
    February 15, 2017

    Thompson and Linton need to check their self first

  3. February 15, 2017

    DNO…I noticed that your comment section took the form of a choir rehearsal right now…LOL…

  4. mine
    February 14, 2017

    Whoever help burn the people’s property the same fire will burn them cause prayers are powerful

  5. Kimi
    February 14, 2017

    Mr Fontaine an linton what’s the difference between a meeting, protest or riot?? You said is a meeting when having a meeting in public you need to ask permission as to how long your meeting gonna be(1) a protest is up wake up at whatever time an have a protest and or riot . So explain you all selves please!

  6. legit
    February 14, 2017

    skerrit must go? hmm …make sure alu get rid of Linton first.

    • pues toutes D'cen aveg
      February 15, 2017

      Together all of them is one comess

  7. bigger
    February 14, 2017

    Thompson beware of the person with his hand across your shoulder .WATCH YOUR BACK

    • %
      February 14, 2017

      He did not sell passport to Monfared..He isGood!!He speaks on the corruption that has infested this government,so he is good .

  8. The Truth Be Told - Original
    February 14, 2017

    Tale note, Lennox Linton, Thomson Fontaine, Gabriel Christian, Sam Christian and other UWP supporters. Everyone has their day. God’s wrath is not to be reckoned with. He is patiently taking note of your actions in D/ca which lack love, peace and unity.
    The truth has to be told. The truth of Our Lord Jesus Christ, as He taught us and expects of us.
    Revelation 21:7 – Behold I am coming soon.” Blessed is the one who keeps the prophetic message of this book.
    Revelation 21:10-11 – Then he said to me, “Do not seal up the prophetic words of the book for the appointed time is near. Let the wicked still act wickedly, and the filthy still be filthy. The righteous must still do right, and the holy still be holy.”
    Revelation 21:12 – “Behold, I am coming soon. I bring with me the recompense I will give to each according to his deed. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First, the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
    All Honor and Praise be to our Fair Lord of Glory!

    • no party line
      February 14, 2017

      Diplomatic passport in the hands of Susan Olde, Allison Maduke, N G Lapsing,, Francesco Corallo, Aleraza Monfared among others, is that a genuine mistake?
      The abuse of opposition members in the house of assembly, is that a genuine mistake?
      Refusing to answer questioned posed by opposition members in the parliament “who holds Dominica diplomatic passport ” is this a genuine mistake,?
      Breaking of U S /UN Sanctions by registering old oil tankers in Greece, to smuggle out Iranian oil, is that a genuine mistake
      To have or be associated with a registered business, titled ‘MY DOMINICA TRADE HOUSE .COM” without any form of relationship with the government of Malaysia in Malaysia, is that a genuine mistake. God the creator of heaven and earth is not a sleep and is not a police, judgement will fall where it has to fall.

  9. The Truth Be Told - Original
    February 14, 2017

    This is a consoling hymn. which is a form of prayer.
    Christians know God is love, holy, perfect, peaceful, patience and just.
    This is how we are to act to others with no exception. We must not commit evil nor harm them in any manner and think we please God, He is on our side and expect He will punish the one who is attacked verbally and whose name is defamed through the power of the tongue. We should know, with God, it is quite the opposite.
    Too many who do evil and want evil to befall others, call, speak of, take the Most Holy Name of God in vain, take Him for granted and think they are pleasing God.
    Christians have been taught and know what is contained in Holy Scripture. Some quote from the Holy Bible yet by their words, they project they do not practice it.
    Love one another! Do good! Do not judge! Do not condemn! Vengeance is Mine, says the Lord!
    Consider if we disobey His teachings, we highly offend Him and will not escape His fair and just punishment.

  10. The Truth Be Told - Original
    February 14, 2017

    What A Friend we have in Jesus

    What a Friend we have in Jesus,
    All our sins and griefs to bear!
    What a privilege to carry
    Everything to God in prayer!
    O what peace we often forfeit,
    O what needless pain we bear,
    All because we do not carry
    Everything to God in prayer!

    Have we trials and temptations?
    Is there trouble anywhere?
    We should never be discouraged,
    Take it to the Lord in prayer!
    Can we find a friend so faithful
    Who will all our sorrows share?
    Jesus knows our every weakness,
    Take it to the Lord in prayer.

    Are we weak and heavy-laden?
    Cumbered with a load of care?
    Precious Savior, still our refuge –
    Take it to the Lord in prayer!
    Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
    Take it to the Lord in prayer,
    In his arms He’ll take and shield thee,
    Thou wilt find a solace there.

  11. The Eel
    February 14, 2017

    The Police are super human .look it look it: the police have some of the supporters in the Calaboos.Thomson’s name was mentioned so they took him into the station to clear his name for now. The same prisoner might want to convince the police by saying more so they will take Thomson in again and again till they catch him with his pants down woo pa

  12. Da Calling
    February 14, 2017

    Thompson, We the people of Dominica are 100% with you on calling for Skerritt to resign immediately. We cannot allow this Skerro to drag the name of Dominica in the gutter.
    Under Skerritt rule, Dominica\’s name called with terrorists , international criminals, gamblers, thieves, crooked ambassadors and incompetent ministers.
    It is now time for Skerro to go!
    Dr. Fontaine ( with a real doctor degree) please keep putting the pressure on these guys. I will b travelling around Dominica everyday to pass the message with Team Dominica.
    Election is too far away to wait , do not let them talk about elections , this is another ploy to delay their stay in office.

    • The Truth Be Told
      February 14, 2017

      Do you have any sense? We the people of Dominica, who are they. You are including all D/cans. You know they are not all UWP supporters.
      Consider that those who lost businesses and private property will not be pleased with UWP, members, leaders and followers. They also have relatives/friends who are UWP supporters. This does not mean they do not talk to them. The latter may cease being UWP supporters.
      Your UWP leader and supporters are the ones who drag Dominica’s name into the gutter. You commenced it. This has nothing to do with the PM. He did not go on international TV and he did not speak to Rijock, the fake news media.
      My advice to you is to inform Linton, Fontaine and all others to cease their attack on the PM. It includes you. Keep in mind, there is a price to pay for wickedness.

  13. February 14, 2017

    “He said the police alleged that he incited people to overthrow the Skerrit administration and he has denied the accusations”–News Article

    Thomson Fontaine, if you do not know what is deception, well that line of yours above speaks it loud and clear! Dishonest is written in every word of it; how could you! But don’t tell me; that trait is obvious in both you and your counterpart–Lennox Linton, your Party Leader

    How can you so boldly claim innocent, of an accusation, and to go right out CHANTING the same things which you charged for, read it below:

    “We are going to continue to the call across this country for the resignation of Roosevelt Skerrit,” he stated. “Roosevelt Skerrit has lost his moral authority to be Prime Minister of this country and he must go and he must go now—Enough is enough,” Fontaine said. “Skerrit has no choice, he simply has to go.”

    They call your Doctor, but I have to ask you: WHAT IS THAT DOCTOR THING ABOUT?

    • February 14, 2017

      Your claim that you did not answer questions put to you, and saying that you denied all accusation, also revealed your level of deception; for how could not answer question, if you denied those accusation.

      That is the kind of arrogance that people like you display; but all you do is make a fool of yourself to those with the slightest bit of intelligence, far more so for lawyers and policemen.

      PM Skerrit will leave his seat, when God has decided he must do so–not by your command. But I am sure that neither you and yours will be in line to take that seat–God wants nothing to do with the arrogance and self-conceit of people like you; you need to go on another quest, of which you will meet with victory; which are searching for, you cannot have it with this one –for God Almighty is One in charge of PM Skerrit and his men and women of Government–you cannot have victory over Him; so drop your wicked and evil desire right now!

  14. UDOHREADYET
    February 14, 2017

    Its quite obvious that was his shortsighted intention.
    they have no authority yet they are thirsty for power!
    These are desperate dangerous people, they have no good intentions.

    • The Truth Be Told - Original
      February 14, 2017

      I wholeheartedly agree with you. Linton and Fontaine are menaces to the Dominican society. These leaders top it all.
      Fontaine is only a Senator and he is causing much trouble in Dominica. Why did he leave the US? He should return to it.
      They are truly desperate and dangerous people, angrier that they did not succeed in their evil actions. They are enemies of the State and should be tried accordingly.
      The PM has been more than patient with their inflammatory comments. If the words they use to describe the PM would have been directed at them, they would not take them so lightly.
      These desperate and dangerous political foes should be tried in the Court. They caused the damage in Roseau. If they had not held that meeting, it would not have happened.
      They should know that not all Dominicans support them. They are inconsiderate of the feelings of these Dominicans. As they continue to stir up trouble and lack of peace, they will pay for it. God is good!

  15. February 14, 2017

    When the people elected a government, they elected thatthis government because the have confidence in this government skills and ambiton. Why then is people like you who want the government to resigned. It’s all a power struggle and a sick mind. These a people who love trouble, and need some work to do # .

    • Check your vocabulary, your grammar, perhaps you will discover how illiterate you are, and that is why you are a supporter of that immoral, and vicious dictator Roosevelt Skerrit.

      • KaliBud
        February 15, 2017

        A dictator who calls election every time it Is due? And u want to refer to people as illiterate. But your leader didn’t even finish high school

      • Gary
        February 15, 2017

        Why can’t you cease your stupidity.Do you know what it means to be illiterate, a typo is not an indication someone is illiterate, have you not made typos in your comment.

    • %
      February 14, 2017

      So because he wants the government to resign INVETERATE LIARS, have to implicate him in trying to overthrow…You all people are satanic!

      • The Truth Be Told
        February 14, 2017

        You will never place the cap where it fits. If there are people who are satanic, it is Lennox, Fontaine and his followers as you.

  16. February 14, 2017

    go where???? stupesss a whole set of idiots

  17. Jess
    February 14, 2017

    Let it be known that Dominica is not a country without democracy. I never in a million years would have thought that our dear country would come to this. I used to admire our Prime Minister when he first took office. I saw him as a leader that was passionate, ambitious and a true servant. He came from a very good upbringing and was a fantastic student. He was never boastful or unkind, and was the most reserved in the room. Fast forward 30 yrs, a lot has changed. With the responsibility of running a country, making tough decisions and trying to stay in power, it seems that desperate means have taken control of the boy I onced loved.

    I know that people make mistakes, but in the end they apologize and most times are forgiven. I am not sure why our dear PM can’t own up to his mistakes, create more transparency, have checks and balances and not allow himself to be influenced by investors who uses their financial powers to get things done.

    I understand the frustration Thompson…

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      February 14, 2017

      Jess, you only apologize for what you feel you are guilty for.

    • The Truth Be Told - Original
      February 14, 2017

      What mistakes? Are you blind and deaf to the mistakes of Lennox? He refused to obey the Police instructions and to stop the meeting, saying, he has the people’s business to do. Which people’s business, whom and what? The man was out for trouble. His evil intention was quite clear. I am amazed that he is not yet brought to the Police Station for questioning. His turn is coming.
      He is the PM! He does not have to bow and stoop to your demands and every whim and wile. You people are overstepping your bounds. He has a country to run. Allow him to to do so. He has not beat up anyone.
      I do think you blind and deaf UWP supporters need is a dictatorship government. If you do not cease with your attacks on the PM one day you will get it.
      Lennox almost turned Dominica into a dictatorship government. The attitude of Linton and Fontaine and you supporters will bring the US (or other) Army into Dominica. You want trouble and you will get it. Wait and see

  18. Barbara Saunders
    February 14, 2017

    1. Correction “if” Mr. Skerrit goes.

    2. My ending line was “indicators of what is to come” meaning, note the demeanour of Gabriel Christian and others who speak like him. Remember that they have not yet even smelt the seat of power and they are instructing their minion Prime Ministers! Mark my words!

    • The Truth Be Told - Original
      February 14, 2017

      Barbara I also read your previous comments. I am pleased with what you stated.
      Linton, Fontaine, Gabriel and their likes will turn Dominica into a dictatorship government and State. They cannot think clearly with their warped, evil minds.
      Imagine if the PM stepped down (I hope not) and they operate the government what will happen to Dominica.
      This is what they are vying for. Their supporters do not appear to have any sense. They better give this a good thought for they will suffer and reap as they sow. It will not be good times for them. They cannot see through these men. They better drop support for these evil people who only want power. They are not interested in the welfare of Dominica and its nationals.

  19. Lenpro
    February 14, 2017

    Well, isn’t that amazing?. Thompson is calling for a government to resign. I don’t think this government will pay attention to Thompson’s voice. May be they would have listen not knowing of Thompson’s history. That’s preposterous. Dominican has enough smart people to ensure that Thompson stay far away from the Dominica treasury.

    • St. Joe
      February 14, 2017

      The Gov\’t will pay attention to the voice of the people. They have to leave now.

  20. Barbara Saunders
    February 14, 2017

    Dr. Fontaine

    That’s your constitutional right to express yourself and to call on the Prime Minister or any other Minister to resign. It is not the constitutional right of anyone to incite violence, although I am not saying you did. Keep on your message sir, particularly if you are right about all that you and others have been saying.

    Please make sure though that it Mr. Skerrit goes and you are to form part of a new administration that your hands are clean and that the stories about you including the DAAS matter and other claims to include case numbers in the USA and at home are all fake news.

    On another note, I heard Gabriel christian this morning on Q95 talking about reports made in the international press about the Prime Minister and if we think the Prime Minister is arrogant just listen to Gabriel. He wanted “Skerrit” to address the nation of America on a matter. I guess Skeritt’s surname is now “Trump”!

    D/CA had better note these indicators of what is to…

    • Barbara Saunders
      February 14, 2017

      correction! “if” Mr. Skerrit goes and my ending line was “indicators of what is to come” meaning the demeanour of Christian and those who sound like him, who haven’t even yet smelt the seat of power!

  21. %
    February 14, 2017

    I am with you 1000 000 000 %..Don’t allow them to change the focus doctor..This is a WICKED and EVIL gng posing as a government…EXPOSE THEM for what they are.

    • February 14, 2017

      @% February 14, 2017

      it is not “they” –whoever you are referring to–who has to change the focus–it is Fontaine and his group who must do so.

      Fontaine is out and without charge because he did not answer the questions put to him. In the Book of Law, that is the “5th Amendment”, which protects someone from their guilt; however he comes out chanting the same reason for which he was arrested.

      He claimed that the police has nothing against–what you need to get him to become aware of, is that the second time in the hands of the police, will not be so easy for him.

  22. Matt Sam
    February 14, 2017

    Guys like Fontaine just want to destroy the economy of Dominica, so that people can get frustrated and get rid of their government. They keep smearing the name of Dominica and call themselves patriots. Go find a job or create one for yourself, if you are as smart as you claim to be.

    • %
      February 14, 2017

      It’s those selling the passports to those crooks and criminals around the world who are smearing Dominicas name.Those dealing with people like NGLapseng and Monfared.They are destroying the good name of the country.

    • The Truth Be Told - Original
      February 14, 2017

      If Dominicans are smart they will condemn them, their actions and efforts. They will pay them no mind which also means to ignore them.

    • MILITANT DOMINICAN
      February 14, 2017

      u DAM IDIOT

  23. %
    February 14, 2017

    Keep on pressuring the evil cabal my good Doctor..It was a BLATANT LIE from the pit of hell,to jail you and to divert attention…Keep asking the relevant questions about those crooks and criminals like MONFARED..Expose them locally,regionally and internationally.Gang of LIARS they are.!..

  24. February 14, 2017

    Skerrit most go and will go ….

    • The Truth Be Told
      February 14, 2017

      That will be the day. Should this ever occur, you will walay.
      We DLP supporters are informing the PM do not succumb to the political enemies whims and wiles which come straight from the jaws of Satan, the divider, etc.

  25. KID ON THE BLOCK
    February 14, 2017

    DNO, This posting makes no sense. Irrelevant. This is just a repetition of a previous post people have read and seen. What is your point really?

    • February 14, 2017

      @KID ON THE BLOCK February 14, 2017

      I would not say that this News Article makes no sense, because I read very carefully with wisdom and understanding, and so I noticed a good point in this article; here it is below, pay attention to the line in all caps.

      “He said the police alleged that he incited people to overthrow the Skerrit administration and he has denied the accusations. “DESPTIE THIS, DR. FONTAINE SAID HE WILL NOT STOP THE CALL FOR SKERRIT TO RESIGN “We are going to continue to the call across this country for the resignation of Roosevelt Skerrit,” he stated

      What I am showing is that, even if Fontaine is denying his accusation, DNO has pointed that he is as guilty as guilt can ever be–I hope that the Dominica Police is taking note of this.

    • The Truth Be Told - Original
      February 14, 2017

      Never miss a good opportunity. Use it as an opportune time.
      It gives us further clout to speak out against Linton, Thomson Fontaine and Gabriel Christian tactics and their evil actions.
      Go for it and do your best as you have been doing! :lol: :lol: :lol:
      Let us support Dominica’s PM who has done them no harm yet they have banded against him. These evil people need to be stopped in their tracks with also fervent prayer to God.
      Keep in mind, God governs the world but prayer governs God.
      Do not wish these political enemies any harm for this is not of God. Simply pray and leave everything up to Him. Get others, well-meaning nationals and the PM supporters to do likewise. God bless!

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