Electoral Commission to meet with UWP

dno newsThe Electoral Commission is to meet with the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) on Wednesday after the party raised concerns about Dominica’s readiness for ‘free and fair general elections.’

The UWP says it is concerned about a range of issues relating to Dominica’s readiness for elections and requested an emergency meeting with the commission.

In a letter dated June 11, the UWP told the commission that “we look forward to your response, and thank you in advance for your efforts toward ensuring a free and fair General Election in Dominica. This is important to us in order for our democratic tradition to remain untainted.”

The party said one recent key concern “is the apparent commitment of the DLP to proceed with its illegal activities of bribing voters that caused much controversy in the 2009 elections.”

Other major issues voiced by the UWP include cleansing of the voters list, multi purpose voter ID cards and the operations of Registering Officers in specific constituencies.

The Electoral Commission has responded and has agreed to meet with a UWP delegation.

The meeting is to begin at 4:00 pm.

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112 Comments

  1. 767
    June 19, 2014

    UWP and their supporters are HYPOCRITESSSSS!!!! Last election my aunt came down to vote for John Abraham compliments uwp executive so what the hell are you people on dno barking about?? Just say allu mad as hell cause more labourites came down than workers..You all think people dont see right through allu hypocrisy ..and yes uwp diaspora tickets were paid for BY UWP!!!

  2. diaspora
    June 19, 2014

    Wow, I wonder why they so quiet after that meeting. I guess it backfire on them. Take that……

    • concerned
      June 19, 2014

      you sound like a little child, these guys are working in the interest of dominica and not party, when they lose, dominica is the one that suffers the loss, shouldn’t our elections be free and fair?

  3. colihaut
    June 18, 2014

    Wen uwp was there they never implement voter id,day never clean list an now day want to tell skeritt wat to do.well I sorry,,uwp will hav to bocott parliment for d nxt 5 yrs,,who is lenox to tell skeritt wat to do,,I like how skeritt treat dem like real magee,,ignore dem,,one ting I know uwp can never win dat election,,,

  4. New jersey
    June 18, 2014

    Somebody in trouble with de pm for allowing workers party to meet with de electoral commission all u A is GRASS with Skerro

  5. Umm
    June 18, 2014

    so Dominica has a population of approximately 70,000 people…. and our electorate is 66,457?

    So that means we have a total of only 3,543 youngster – ie minors under the age of 18?
    http://electoraloffice.gov.dm/constituencies/58-electorate-statistics
    Seems a bit odd to me…

    • Dirty Floor
      June 19, 2014

      What odd about that Ummm,,, U know the number of Dominica who are registered and living outside of Dominica. Am one of the, I was counted.

  6. positive vibrations
    June 18, 2014

    Why are you UWP people keep “beating a dead horse”!!! the whole matter of voters being transported from overseas to come and vote went to the courts alreadt! The court decision was done it is legal and there were no charges against the Labour Party. UWP lost the case.m Transporting voters from overseas was done by the Freedom party and the UWP, so what is the proble. Is it that this time the UWP does not have the money to do so!!

    Now if a politition paid your ticket to come to Dominica to vote, you are free to vote for who you want. No gun is held at your head in the polling station. No one can know who you voted for when you go into the voting booth to make your X. So people, stop using that stupid old story.

    If I was a UWP supporter and Labour party officials had no clue and they offered to pay for my ticket to come to Dominica to vote, I would accept it, knowing that it is totally legal, I would have voted for UWP! All of you here would have done the same. So the result of the election from overseas voters is FAIR AND SQUARE.

    • Malpardee
      June 18, 2014

      Well guess what.. How do dlp know that they getting people votes when they pay ticket for them? As far as i know many people say if it was they, they would accept the ticket to come and see their family and too bad for dlp. But seriously, i respect people view but tell me , do u think it is fair for people living overseas to come here and vote, then go back to their place of residence , while dominicans are here suffering? Be real! This makes no sense. I would never live overseas to go home to vote period. This says one thing, if u have to buy ticket for a vote, something is definetly wrong with that picture.

      • Malpardee
        June 18, 2014

        Error in statement leave overseas not live.

  7. concern
    June 18, 2014

    Once you are a Dominica and you name is on the list I have no problem for you to come and vote . Wake up Dominicans Americans can be in mars they voting for their country . So why it cant happen in Da . UWP DONT KNOW WHAT TO COME UP WITH AGAIN

    • FORKIT
      June 18, 2014

      so why people have to be paid to vote

    • Jay
      June 18, 2014

      How often has it be repeated that Dominica is not the U.S.A. and the U.S.A. is not Dominica. Our laws are not the same but you are expected to follow the laws and regulations of the land in which you find yourself, whether it be as a visitor, resident or citizen. I’m sure the U.S.A. would take a very dim view if you argued the opposite point that what is applicable in Dominica must also be automatically apply in the U.S.A.

    • My View
      June 18, 2014

      Yes that is so…but they are not bribed to go home to vote…that is the big difference. Also they are not hand picked from constituencies that have a small margin. Thee do so at their own expense. If you love DA so much why not come down her to live…

      • arturu of coulibistr
        June 18, 2014

        the difference is Americans do not have to go to the USA to vote they vote wherever they are and post their ballots to the USA ask any Americans any where in the world they can even vote a week before election

    • Anonymous
      June 18, 2014

      but they pay taxes no matter where they live

  8. maindesk
    June 18, 2014

    Suppose I am now a citizen of the US away from Dominica for 10 years. Things are bad and I cannot visit Dominica. I hear that they are giving free passages to Dominica to vote for Labour. I call my parents and find out if my name is still on the election list. They tell me yes. So I line up for a free ticket and some money and I go to see my parents and vote for Labour. I have no idea who the candidate is but I do not care if it is a human or an animal. I am only interested in a free passage in exchange for my vote. Though this is illegal but let us look at right or wrong as a Christians whose Prime Minister tells me he speaks to God. If you think this is right well just bring them in on jumbo jets and planes of all sizes, boats, pwi pwi and submarines. We do not care where the party gets its money as long as we win the elections. We do not ask where these poor people children pick up all those millions to campaign. We will only know how dangerous this is when one day some drug lord comes in after the elections and claims Dominica for his money or wants in exchange 10,000 passports to sell to his friends in his line of illegal and immoral drug trafficking business.

  9. concerned
    June 18, 2014

    skerrit knows that if he cleans the list it will soil his plans to bring down voters and disrupt the process of fair elections, how can a country of 70,000 have 65,000 people who are eligible to vote, the electoral commission seems very inept since they can’t seem to find anything wrong with the numbers. let the people who reside in dominica decide the outcome

    • Neutral
      June 18, 2014

      Dear Concerned,

      Please think before you write. I am putting this question to you so that you can answer your own question. What about the registered voter who do not reside in Dominica. Do you think they should not return to there lovely island to vote too.?

      • Anonymous
        June 18, 2014

        As long as they do so within the law that is fine and I believe the opposition made that clear also.

      • concerned
        June 18, 2014

        as long as they pay their own fares etc and visited withing 5 yrs then sure, the problem arises when a political party interferes with that process

      • ??????????????????
        June 18, 2014

        @Neutral You are too darn stupid. The answer is that they should not be bribed into returning. YOUR FOOL. Go to School!

      • Socalist
        June 18, 2014

        People who are overseas for more than five years and are registered have a legal right to vote, they do not however have a right to be on the voters list. The law says quite clearly if you are away for more than five years your name should be struct off the list. The electoral commission says yes but to do that someone must lodge a complain and show some evidence.
        So the labour party says we will bring them down and you are free to lodge a complain. However paying their passage and providing spending money can easily be proved to be a felony if you have the evidence. But weather its legal or not I think it is morally wrong.

      • Malpardee
        June 18, 2014

        It is simple. U don’t live in dominica , don’t come to dominica and vote. Period… No ifs not buts… This is pure dishonesty, ask jesus. He knows the answer .

    • Anonymous
      June 18, 2014

      …glad I read that again because at first glance I thought you said”SOIL HIS PANTS”.

  10. Malgraysa
    June 18, 2014

    It is important that we all acquaint ourselves with our Constitution, which makes it clear that the the position of the Chief Election Officer is a public office, appointed by the President, in his own deliberate judgement.
    Furthermore, the the Chief Election Officer shall not be subject to the direction or control of any other person or authority.

    See: Constitution of Dominica, in particular Part 1 (sub.38) and Part 4 (sub.56) it is available online)

  11. optimistic
    June 18, 2014

    Are the people from the diaspora labour voters alone or consists of members of both party? the things is UWP started this thing against freedom, its was good then no one complained, now it back-fired its bad.
    while UWP was in power they should have fixed the voters list, changed the laws to prevent the diaspora from having any influence on elections, and implement voter ID cards-deal with ur monster u all started it. I wonder why they did not???????? OH MY GOD-POLITICS DIVIDING AND KILLING D/CA

    • ....
      June 18, 2014

      You all in the diaspora are the ones causing the division…We down know what we ant and it is not lanour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. diaspora
    June 18, 2014

    Hope Lennox Linton is present at this meeting. Lol

    • Doc. Love
      June 18, 2014

      The presence of Mr. Linton is not necessary. The UWP Team Dominica is not a one man team. For your information, the deputy leader who is University trained is surrounded by three lawyers and very capable of handling any political situation in the absence of Mr. Linton.

      • Consumer
        June 18, 2014

        Since when this Deputy Political leader is of any significance to this political leader. Why was he not involved in the “visiting places” exercise that was undertaken recently? Why are other candidates preferred over the Deputy Leader at Press conferences. Think we are so stupid.

      • Anonymous
        June 18, 2014

        Amen! The difference between democracy and dictatorship

      • ??????????????????
        June 18, 2014

        @Consumer Did you ask since when the Deputy Leader is significant.? Well he has always been. This is not a party of corrupted men and women. It is not a party where GREEDIES like you will grab everything at the expense of the poor. It is a party where honourable men will rule with honesty. They will not try to impoverish the nation by giving LIES. They wont steal and cheat either. LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED MR GREEDY!

  13. FAST N FURIOUS
    June 18, 2014

    The damn thing is UWP have no money to bring voters from the diaspora to vote for them so they trying something.
    Tell them they cannot stop Reggae…Are you Dominica and on the voters list? Tell them stop me nuh!

    • FORKIT
      June 18, 2014

      the money labour party spending to bring people to vote is from payback on over estimated projects, sales of diplomatic passport and only god knows what other illegal activities the politicans get involved in. to cut a story short, when Dominica becomes an economic failed state I hope Dominicans like you including yourself will take the blame…..

  14. Preacher
    June 18, 2014

    I through it was the UWP that was campaigning in America Europe and the carribbean to encourage voter to come down
    Can you imagine it was theDLP do all this this over seas campaign , shame on UWP they realise they cannot win the election so they are looking for all kind of excuse .
    They fraid they fraid like one man says in his song
    By the way let mr Linton know his letter is still waiting for him

    • clean talk
      June 18, 2014

      they are not afraid they are not the ones holding the date in their back pocket. tell your pm to call it. see who is afraid Team Dominica has your pm weeweeing in his pants

  15. red
    June 17, 2014

    yea but when they meet i hope they talk about them stray dogs in the place i am fedup THANKS

    • anonymous
      June 18, 2014

      what the electoral commission have to do with stray dogs? FOOL

      • JoJo
        June 18, 2014

        Well, is Red talking, what do you expect?

  16. martinee
    June 17, 2014

    That is a step in the right direction.

  17. Dominica massive
    June 17, 2014

    The Electoral Commission consist of how many members?Is this a balance Commission?Are they open to hear concerns of hearing any political party or civic group? What are the bylaws of the Commission? What is the duration of the Commission? Who appoint the Commission?What section of the constitution outline the role of the Commission? Who forms the Commission and what are the qualifications?Please give us the specifics..

    • Papa Dom
      June 18, 2014

      You lazy sod! Find a copy of the constitution and most of the questions will be there.

    • Consumer
      June 18, 2014

      Check your constitution. You will see that the opposition and government alike are represented equally (same numbers) on the commission. The Chairman is appointed by the President acting after consultation with the Leader of the Opposition. You can disagree with the process if you like.

    • JoJo
      June 18, 2014

      Go and educate, yourself. The constitution is on line and you obviously have access to a computer. The constitution is at least as important than the catechism. Learn it by heart.

  18. Doc. Love
    June 17, 2014

    It is unfortunate, Skeritt and the DLP have not denied meeting certain Dominicans in a hotel in Cyprus Creek, Fort. Lauderdale on the week end of 6th June. The meeting was held in order to arrange to have Dominicans residing in the diaspora return to illegally vote in the next general elections. It is critical, an immediate investigation is held by the electoral commission as regards the allegations concerning that meeting in Fort Lauderdale.

    • SHUT THE FRONT DOOR
      June 18, 2014

      Doctor NOT, let not your heart be troubled your are anticipating the worst baseless scenarios. A few weeks ago the UWP dream team took a world tour on the backs of unsuspecting members without anybody gripping. Now, in order to keep your base energize you are anticipating voters fraud. We might be poor, but we are intelligent and cannot be fooled. Now as head of state and head of the DLP, he has the right to travel any where he chooses without your approval. Your UWP, leaders were overseas too, making a mock of themselves. We are fully aware of what is going on in DA, why! 3 or 4 times a year we a back in DA. We own homes, we employ people, and we making our contributions, therefore, we have the right to come and vote. Stop crying and give us candidates who are not tinted and people without controversies. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR.

  19. PENNY HA'PNEE
    June 17, 2014

    If UWP cleaning the voters list is like what a discarded leader of UWP has in mind eh ben nous pwi. The man send down how many names of people that alive in the constituency, saying they dead. People have nicknames and the man did not ask a question, Just some bush lawyers that cannot read and write that advising him.

  20. June 17, 2014

    If the UWP is so concern about our readiness for free and fair election why are they so busy for Skeritt to election

    • louisanne
      June 18, 2014

      Well, Skerrit should accept the challenge and just call it

      • Consumer
        June 18, 2014

        I agree with you. That would either flush out your leader from his hiding place or prove that your leader has ran against a solid brick wall dealing with his party.

      • JoJo
        June 18, 2014

        Ha,ha I have, to laugh wi. You think any smart leader like Lennox will run against Skerrit’s red brick wall? He will just ignore it and go round it and not waste his ammunition. If you are in a fixed position you will always be a sitting duck.

      • ??????????????????
        June 18, 2014

        @CONSUMER. You believe a brillaint brain like Lennox can fall into any Skerrit trap. Maybe you do not know it, but Skerrit is the most incompetent leader that has ever led Dominica my friend. That’s why the country is so poor. HE DOES NOT HAVE IT IN HIM TO LEAD WELL.

  21. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    June 17, 2014

    I just bought a pair of boots by Nassief today!
    Let’ put “BOOTS ON THE GROUND”, infront of the Electoral Commission!
    IT’S HIGH TIME!

    • Consumer
      June 18, 2014

      How many time s have you called for “boots” on the ground. Remember Eddo? “its time to put boots on the ground”. Eh las! You all have tried and tried again.

      • Anonymous
        June 18, 2014

        Oh, we keep renewing them, just to make sure we always ready!

  22. oh
    June 17, 2014

    That is very good……

  23. LISTEN!!!!!
    June 17, 2014

    Folks we know political parties transport local voters to the polls in countries( due to age and health reasons)and that is fine as long as they are duly register to vote.

    The matter is transporting Dominicans who live outside of Dominica (INTL VOTERS) by paying their passage to travel from their international destinations to come into the country to vote.
    This is exchange of money for an INTL vote………..

    If a Dominican lives outside of Dominica is duly register to vote and want to take part in the process he/she should pay their own passage and exercise their voting rights. Not political parties facilitating the process by paying his/her passage to come to vote.

    • Papa Dom
      June 18, 2014

      I take issue with your first statement. It is ok to give a friend a vep if you going to delices and he/she is going there to or in the same direction but it is not ok to hire a bus, pick up 3 people in Roseau, 2 fond cole, 4in canefield and 2 in massacre to take them to vote in Delices.

    • JoJo
      June 18, 2014

      Carcon, I think even that is wrong because I can not see a party activist giving anyone of the opposition a ride to the voting station. Tell me that is not so, hmm?

  24. truth
    June 17, 2014

    start an investigation in possie
    There is some persons working for the dlp registering hatians like mad
    some of the hatians are here for just about one year ,and they are registered to vote ,and given passports,
    A number of people nknow who the agents are,
    PLEASE an investigation is needed

    • Anonymous
      June 18, 2014

      You seem to know something. Why don’t you report to the proper authorities? Do you really think the “proper authorities” will be moved to set up an investigation based on your “report” on DNO? Yours is the mindset that cultivates the hope that DNO will be a polling station and likes and dislikes will count as votes.

      • Anonymous
        June 18, 2014

        The arson and attempted murder of mr. & mrs. Emmanuel were reported to the proper authorities with a confession no less! We are still waiting for the correct action to be taken. Be realistic, If P.M. does not want an inquiry there is no inquiry. Is so we have come.

    • JoJo
      June 18, 2014

      Now you understand E.U. and Canada don’t trust our passports but Antigua’s is O.K. Too much coco makak in this place.

    • SHUT THE FRONT DOOR
      June 18, 2014

      What’s wrong with Haitians? How many members of your family are living overseas. They are also Haitians! they are migrants.

    • blind bat
      June 19, 2014

      check the constitution and you will find that the Haitians are eligible to vote in dominica once they have been residing and working here legally for over six months as Caricom Nationals. Stop typing crab and not spending equal time in educating your blue self. Please educate yourself please please please even if you don’t support the dlp before you make a statement read first. stupessssss

  25. Vanya
    June 17, 2014

    Don’t folks see it’s a waste of time trying to raise the bar in a place called Dominica….lol

    them citizens in that island too dazed to understand anything like operating above board etc,

    dominicans are so foolish the allow a juvenile to rule them playing games with their lives and hoping for things to change.. what a bunch of idiots and fools dominicans are!!

    • Anonymous
      June 18, 2014

      Vanya, pls. don’t underestimate our people. I am optimistic that we too can develop fully to appreciate democratic principles and economic development. It takes education to do so and we should not afraid of that, even if our pupils develop ideas of their own that contrast with ours. That is called open mind and extremely healthy

    • blind bat
      June 19, 2014

      Hi Vanya why do you care so much about a nation of fools I wonder did one male citizen break your heart why are you so bitter. We seem to be doing well as a country of fools let us continue ion our ignorance please and thank you for your contribution. We were blind and now you have opened our eyes Vanya.

    • blind bat
      June 19, 2014

      I forgot to mention that we voted for that juvenile says and a child shall lead them. We will vote for him again by the way have you noticed that he is no longer a juvenile. You need a relationship go find a guy someplace eh. You sound lonely.

    • Neutral
      June 19, 2014

      Statements like this one that drives people from UWP

  26. Anonymous
    June 17, 2014

    aye people go to the registry to get the national id card. first door on the left. bring along birth certificate and an identification card.

    just thought I should share, many have no clue as to where to go.
    I concur with the UWP. The electoral officers should go to each constituency so that all persons can obtain the card.

  27. MyOpinion
    June 17, 2014

    My concern is not about the ID cards because once there is proper identification it shouldn’t be an issue, however the cleaning of the list should be implemented. Based on 2011 census and 2011 recorded electorates on the commission’s website, something is not right. Some may say some electorates where overseas when the census was done but even though there are 20000 (an example) ppl are
    overseas that electorates list just don’t look right. I hope they will clean it. It will ignite fairness and I see no reason why a government in power wouldn’t agree to cleaning of the list. #MyOpinion

    • Truth Seeker
      June 17, 2014

      I suppose we will all have to wait until a report is produced from the meeting between the UWP and the Electoral Commission. My hope is that the Commission will once and for all lay to rest the falsehood that the UWP and its supporters continue to peddle; and that is, the Commission can simply “cleanse” the voters list, merely on someone’s objection, contrary to law.

      If one was really interested in what the Commission has had to say on the matter for quite some time now, one would note the legal steps necessary for “cleansing” the voters’ list. Among several steps to be taken is, an objection must be raised with the Commission relative to a name being illegally placed on the voters’ list; the Commission then has to check, verify and notify the person of the objection being made against them; that individual has to, if he chooses, proffer a defense as to why his/her name should or should not remain on the voters’ list. Upon proper adjudication only can the illegal name, if it is found to be so, be omitted.

      It is true that an “unclean” voters’ list raises serious, detrimental issues for any worthy democracy. And it should. However, the question of fairness and due process is a hallmark of the democratic process and has to be followed and respected. We cannot willy-nilly remove voters’ names from the list merely on someone’s objection.

      Whereas the UWP is correct in calling for fresh look and dogged perusal of any voters’ list that is produced prior to National Elections, the Commission, too, has abide by the spirit and letter of the law governing all its functions having to do with the administration of elections in Dominica.

      • MyOpinion
        June 18, 2014

        Maybe you didn’t understand my concern. Based on the 2011 census which should have a ratio based on age and gender. Now compare that to the electorate list on the electoral commission website for 2011. Over 20 something % is under the voting age. Now compare the total census to the electorate list of 2011 . what would you conclude? I’m just bringing awareness that it don’t look correct. It’s my opinion. If Dominican citizens have concerns about the list, the commission is the one to come open and say look so and so….. With statistics why that amount is on the electorate list as compared to the census. This list needs to be clean. It was said , I may be wrong, that the list has a lot of ppl that passed away. All the uwp has to do is suggest a name or names on the list which the ppl have passed away and I think that is enough justification that the list needs to be clean. Because anyone can produce a ID with the same name and vote as that person. Once again its my opinion. That’s why I said it would bring fairness . if the uwp lose after that they shouldn’t argue about list. If the dlp lose we will now know why it was cleaned before and what they was up to all the time.

      • MyOpinion
        June 18, 2014

        Last sentence should read “If the dlp lose we will now know why it(the list) wasnt cleaned……”

  28. NEG
    June 17, 2014

    So is it illegal for UWP’s to come home
    to Dominica to vote?

    • polibureau
      June 17, 2014

      no man, its only when they vote a labour party candidate it`s illegal.

      • Papa Dom
        June 18, 2014

        Why don’t you 2 fools go educate yourselves.

      • Lucia
        June 18, 2014

        Mr Linton made it clear on many occasions that if any citizen residing abroad wants to vote in Dominica he or she should fund their travels by themselves.

        taking tax payers money is bribery and it is a crime.

  29. June 17, 2014

    i need to know the rules of registering a new voter..is person who does not aware of what is happening around him or her can register..

  30. Anonymous
    June 17, 2014

    One card in possible when one attains the age to vote and is registered then the voters number should just be added, simple. and the card should be renewed every how many years.

  31. Righteous
    June 17, 2014

    Will LL be there or will he be live from New Jersey were he is also soliciting voters?

    • Papa Dom
      June 18, 2014

      What do you think happens when a politician goes door to door during election season? He is soliciting voters and there is nothing wrong with that. Whether local or international however, it is wrong to offer personal gain to induce people to vote: that is called electoral fraud. It is even worse when you pay their passage to come to vote.

  32. joe
    June 17, 2014

    Good move Electoral Office, go and explain to Team Dunce that there is nothing ILLEGAL in assisting a voter in getting to the polling station!!!!!

    Let them know as well we do not need and cannot anyway do away i.e. delete persons who are duly registered from the list unless the DE-Registration clause in the Constitution is fulfilled….

    Show those Dunce Cats the process involve during the voting as outlined by the same Thomson!!!!!!

    • Untold Stories
      June 17, 2014

      You are such a Fool Joe….. you all will find all kind of lame excuses to justify your nonsense…. “getting a voter to a polling station” that’s all it is to you… go back and read the constitution and educate your empty dunce brains..

    • ()
      June 17, 2014

      @joe You know you are even more stupid thatn those on the Animal Show.? So just think of the level of stupidity this means to poor you.
      joe do you know that Skerrit is having sleepless nights now? Can you remember when you were screaming “Skerrit For Ever”?
      Can you remember when you were yelling 18-3! 18-3 ! 18-3!
      TAKE THAT NOW!
      TELL SKERRIT TO CALL THE ELECTION.
      Something is happening, AND IT IS SO EXCITING!

      • joe
        June 18, 2014

        Let me answer you boss:

        1. “@joe You know you are even more stupid thatn those on the Animal Show.? So just think of the level of stupidity this means to poor you.”
        Right there you confuse me.. Which show are you referring to as the “Animal Show?” The one hosted by a groovy Bat?? Well I guess you would be the judge of that cause i don’t listen to that bat at all nor do i entertain myself with what is placed on that Mat!!!

        2. “joe do you know that Skerrit is having sleepless nights now? Can you remember when you were screaming “Skerrit For Ever”?
        Honestly I have no idea how Skerrit sleeps at nights, but again i guess we can all assume with a beautiful sexy wife like Mrs. skerrit one may stay up all night doing godly things… lol. Anyway you seems to be Skerrit neighbour so i will take your word for it, the next time i meet with him i will tell him stop disturbing you at nights cause he keeps you up all night as well when he is not sleeping! I never “scream Skerrit forever”, but you seems to have heard me along with many others shouting that but when morning came you realize it was your nightmare… The name Skerrit seems to be your worse enemy and nightmare, but sorry to tell you it is a name you have to live with for a longtime to come, i will continue to shout 5 more years for Skerrit, that may be my mantra every election year but am taking it every 5 years at a time, and i know there are many Dominicans, in fact the majority, at least 70% of voters, are saying the same thing!!!

        3. ” Can you remember when you were yelling 18-3! 18-3 ! 18-3!
        TAKE THAT NOW!
        TELL SKERRIT TO CALL THE ELECTION.”
        My friend I am still yelling 18-3 because it is 18-3, and yes i am taking that now (whatever it is, i am taking it now – no porn intended lol). What is the rush to call election? When that day is called i will be shouting 20-1, 20-1, 20-1!!!!! So if i were you i would go back to coo coo land and try to win an election there cause in Dominica we are RED!!!!! Dominica will continue to be RED and not BLUE like you so sorry for your bitterness about Skerrit, i have no control over your HATRED for him and him alone but we the MASSES LOVE THIS MAN!!!

        4. “Something is happening, AND IT IS SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!”
        good way to end so thank you!!!!

    • June 18, 2014

      we just had Elections in Ontario Canada we got ID cards when we went to the poll we had our ID cards so why don’t Dominicans believe that ID cards is not the best way to go what is it they are afraid of How foolish are we in DA The voters list must be cleaned look what happened in Antigua they di it and their wasn’t any problems and we must say that PM Ballwin did the right thing so why is Skerrit afraid of doing the right think.

  33. Bwa kwayib
    June 17, 2014

    Excellent move. I am very concerned about that multi-purpose ID card: I think anybody born in Dominica or is a citizen is entitled to an ID card but not everyone is entitled to a Voters ID card. That must be recognised. Multi-purpose card should not be used as a voter ID Card.
    I trust the powers that be will allow common sense to prevail and act in the interest of all Dominicans and not some. Good luck with the meeting.

    • *
      June 17, 2014

      Why would you want to deny a citizen the right to vote?

      • Ce Sa
        June 17, 2014

        Not all of them are citizens sort!!!!!!!

    • CREOLE
      June 17, 2014

      though matter what UW PWEE TRY THEY WILL NEVER WIN THIS ELECTION MAYBE NEXT TERM……..GOOD LUCK GUYS.

      • %
        June 17, 2014

        @CREOLE Why are you saying NEVER, and at the same time you are saying NEXT TERM?
        Have you now realized that something is happening for UWP, and it is VERY EXCITING.?.
        YOU THOUGHT your God Skerrit would be there for ever.?
        HOW LONG?
        NOT LONG!

      • Ce Sa
        June 17, 2014

        So if Labour win again, get ready for more hardship. You think is good time that Skerro have for another term. Think again!!!!!!

      • June 18, 2014

        Their will be no good times because Skerro will always know that the people who put him in power are those he brought down to vote for him not those living in DA therefore he will be making their lives more deplorable .
        It’s nothing to do about Parties it’s all about saving the beautiful Island of Dominica so don’t give me that crap.
        How can you live with yourself about a man who say to the nation don’t be mad with him ” it is God “, and after tell the nation the Govt haven got any money incase of a disaster

    • joe
      June 17, 2014

      Bwa Pouwii whilst everyone is entitled to a Multi-Purpose ID Card not every body will have a unique voter number, only those that are registered to vote will have that number.

      The card will have many other features including machine readable bar code.

      Stop listening to the DUNCE radio station, the operators only discuss people, particularly Roosevelt Skerrit and his friends, start listening to radio stations that will enlighten you, explain in detail the progress that is taking place, Dominica right now is the leader in the OECS!!!!!!!

      First to implement this Multi-Purpose ID Card, first to implement free movement for OECS citizens, first to accept the CCJ as its final appellate Court, first to loin the ALBA, and first to develop our Geothermal resource allowing us to be the first to have fossil free energy, first to have a University graduate in every home, first to have 100% portable water in every community and homes. We also boast of the cheapest health care system and first to implement Primary Health Care (Thank you Dr. Ettienne).

      You see we ought to be a proud nation, and the majority of us are, it’s the handful that GREEDY for power that is given a radio station to attempt to damage our image, they call themselves PATRIOTS,SMDFH!!!!

      You see the other OECS islands envy us

      • Untold Stories
        June 17, 2014

        Great…. so Implement the National ID card with the voter reg number, and activate it for voting.. I am all for that… no sweat..

        Also, this “first to have a University graduate in every home,” this is some untruth right there… really man? really? that is sooo not true….smh… I can count many many many homes that dont even have a high school graduate.. smh…

      • ()
        June 17, 2014

        @Joe
        Stop working up youself stupid Joe. Be comforted in the fact that CHANGE IS COMING. You really thought that wickedness and rogueishness would rule Dominica forever Joe?
        Joe do you know that i am a PROUD UWP SUPPORTER Joe? This is my party of choice, because the men/women represent love, integrity, honesty ,,brilliance ,vision, hope, prosperity.
        Joe i’m so sorry i cannot say the same for this corrupt gang CALLED THE LABOUR PARTY Joe
        CHANGE IS A MUST, NOT AN OPTION!.

      • Anonymous
        June 17, 2014

        Just a few of you who get all the scraps from the table who sees it this way. The hard working and honest Dominicans don’t see it this way. We are suffering in this country. Get out on your high horse and visit the villages in Dominica and you will know how this Labour Party Skerrit led Government put Dominica.

    • Anonymous
      June 17, 2014

      @Bwa kwayib, do you quite understand the meaning of multi-purpose?

    • FAST N FURIOUS
      June 17, 2014

      @Bwa kwayib, do you quite understand the meaning of multi-purpose?

  34. Proud Dominican
    June 17, 2014

    Can these UWP guys get a life. My question to them is – Is it fair to collect money from diasporans to run your campaign while on the other hand you do not want them to cast there vote to the party of their choice. You guys are clear losers. DLP has my vote for sure – get ur act together….SMDH….

    • realist#1
      June 17, 2014

      i understand what you are saying… but i cant remember the opposition sayin that people in the diaspora cant and shouldn’t vote… what i heard them say is if they have legal rights to vote they can come down to vote with their own passage ticket, but its wrong to have government pay their ticket to come down to vote.. me you and others need to stop translating what people say and quote what was said so we can be fair and balance and not give off the wrong information…

      • joe
        June 18, 2014

        Realist it is not the Government who pays the airfares for persons it is people like me with some extra cash that sponsors these trips. UWP need to get friends like me!!!

        It is not ILLEGAL it is the same as paying or hiring buses to transport people from Salisbury to Grand Fond to vote for Thomson!!!!!!

  35. Not Me Alone
    June 17, 2014

    A step in the right direction. I hope Tony does not stop the meeting or does not ask the PM to fire the commission

  36. June 17, 2014

    where is lennox linton??

    • Anonymous
      June 18, 2014

      none of your damned business, go to hell, go to hell, go to hell!

      • June 19, 2014

        haha so u have no idea where your future PM is right now….that’s just GREAT!!!!…maybe he PMSing sumwhere tryin to raise 1 million dollars

  37. FREE and FAIR
    June 17, 2014

    Pleases ask the “Independent” Electoral Commission how comes it has lost its Independence? How comes political operatives are seriously influencing the decisions of that Commission?

    How could the Electoral Commission accept the fact that it has been ridiculed by that E-mail sent to the PM by that Lawyer? That act was illegal and should have been dealt with. The internal matters of the “Independent” Commission was compromised. The E-mail dealt a death blow to the recommendations of the Commission.

    None of the Cabal could deny that E-mail, which suggested that the Electoral Commission was doing madness to recommend and trying to implement Electoral Reforms, i.e., to produce Voter ID Cards, to clean up the bloated Voters’ List, to ensure Free and Fair elections?

    For years now, Skerritt and his Gov’t refused to act, to give funds to the Commission when it asked for money to do its job. The Constitution gives the Commission the right to ensure Free and Fair elections and to get the necessary financial support.

    The Electoral Commission was disrespected by Gov’t. No money for it to provide Voter ID cards, that it recommended almost 9 Years now. Dominicans bawling, pleading for Electoral reforms. Instead the Commission was forced to provide National ID Cards.

    Campaign financing is not addressed. Equal access to the Nation’s radio station, DBS, remains unsolved. Bribery has become the strategy in winning elections. Bribery is against the Electoral Laws. But those who want, by all means possible, will do everything to cheat, steal, make the playing field unlevel, in order to get in power. The cabal cannot accord to lose that election.

    Elections will never be FREE and FAIR without timely Electoral Reforms. The Commission seem not to be helping as it should and abdicating its role. No Govt, or PM or advisors should have any sway over the Electoral Commission. No commission should allow itself to be swayed by any politician and their cohorts. Dictatorship ensues.

    The Electoral Process must be reformed for any FREE and FAIR elections in DA. We have experienced too many irregularities, illegal acts that do not augur well for our democratic way of life.

    The Dominican people must ensure that the Electoral Commission do what is right as an Independent body mandated by our constitution to conduct FRE and FAIR elections.

    The Commission must be reminded that it is not the estate of Skerritt and his DLP Govt.

    • Anonymous
      June 18, 2014

      When you get there, you will have the opportunity to tell them so. Don’t hide behind a computer.

  38. JoJo
    June 17, 2014

    We should welcome that. This is at least one step in the right direction.

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