Fontaine calls for PM Skerrit’s resignation

Fontaine believes the Prime Minister must resign
Fontaine believes the Prime Minister must resign

In light of the controversy that a Nigerian former minister, who is currently under investigation for alleged corruption in Britain, may be attempting to flee to Dominica where she has received citizenship, Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) Senator, Dr. Thomson Fonatine, has called on Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit to resign.

His colleague, Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, is of the opinion that no due diligence was done in the entire matter.

“I think he needs to call his resignation. I am fed up of the name of Dominica being tarnished like this…this is ridiculous and we need to put a stop to this nonsense. It’s time he steps down as Prime Minister…we had enough,” Fontaine said on the Hot Seat on Q95 on Monday morning.

There are reports circulating that Diezani Alison-Madueke, who served as Minister for Petroleum Resources in Nigeria and who is currently under investigation in Britain for alleged corruption while in office, was given Dominican citizenship in May, 2015 in an approval letter by the Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit.

Alison-Madueke is being investigate in the UK on allegations of corruption. Photo: AP
Alison-Madueke is being investigated in the UK on allegations of corruption. Photo: AP

It is also reported that the National Crime Agency (NCA), which is investigating Alison-Madueke in the United Kingdom, suspects that she acquired the citizenship of Dominica with the intent to relocate.

But the government of Dominica has distanced itself from some of the reports, describing them as rumors.

“There is no truth to the rumour of a former Government Minister of Nigeria being offered or encouraged by the Prime Minister or Government of Dominica to make The Commonwealth of Dominica her home,” a statement released by Prime Minister Skerrit on Sunday said.

The statement also noted that after due diligence, the government agreed to the appointment of Alison-Madueke as “Trade and Investment Commissioner for Dominica, with the specific remit of promoting and marketing the trade and investment opportunities of Dominica.”

The statement further stated that, “The issue of her relocating to Dominica was never raised in any of our discussions, because at the time, Mrs. Madueke was to my knowledge, in good standing in Nigeria and United Kingdom, having only just demitted office in Nigeria and established living arrangements in the United Kingdom.”

But Thompson is not buying the government’s statement on the matter and he is challenging Skerrit to step down as Prime Minister within the next three months.

Linton believes several questions must be answered in the matter
Linton believes several questions must be answered in the matter

Meantime, Linton who was also speaking on the Hot Seat Programme, is of the opinion that the government’s explanation of due diligence is a lie.

“I think this is a blatant lie because any due diligence would have done more … much more than a simple Google search could have done for any ordinary citizen of the Commonwealth of Dominica far less for the Prime Minister,” he stated.

According to Linton, there are some questions that must be asked and answered.

“How much did Alison-Madueke pay for the diplomatic passport and how much did Alison-Madueke pay for the diplomatic passport and who received the money which I am suggesting was sold to Alison-Madueke?” Linton asked.

“The people of Dominica need to have these questions answered,” he said.

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196 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    August 10, 2017

    Same lawyer talking on behalf of all
    corrupt politicians.

  2. Anon
    December 23, 2015

    Hell No! If Linton and his group would not have rudded shoulders with rich people, he lie. Thats what politicians do best. Long story short. Stop insighting trouble just to go there to do the same. Who died and made you all saints? Politicians!

  3. Observer
    December 23, 2015

    “I think this is a blatant lie because any due diligence would have done more …” Only Lennox knows about how due diligence is carried out. That man is so pompous. Where were you when the Dominican passport was dispatched via a senior public official to be hand delivered to Christopher Skase in Spain. Where were you when Mr. Al Masari was being wooed to Dominica? Did you speak then about due diligence? Was there due diligence? Infact both instances did not require due diligence as the information about the individuals was already out in the public domain. The DAAS funds and lands will long be remembered.

    • Tjebe Fort
      December 23, 2015

      Chupes man, you must defend Roosevelt Skerrit at all cost? According to you he is immaculate, superhuman not capable of sin. You know there are still people today who think Hitler was a great man? You remind me of those.

  4. December 22, 2015

    In a democracy we have “government of the people by the people for the people”.

    A person is put in office by a majority vote and they are in office until their term expires unless there are constitutional grounds to replace them.

    When we vote a leader into office we delegate to that person the authority to make certain decisions and do things on behalf of the nation. Unfortunately we do not always agree with everything a politician does. But to begin howling for blood and calling for his resignation mid term because you disagree with him shows not only immaturity. It shows bad manners.

    It is not difficult in some nations for an official to be accused of corruption. But has Alison – Madueke been convicted of anything to date? I read she has been accused for a long time.

    It would not be the first time the U.K. justice system has fumbled the ball. They do not exactly have a perfect record of treating people right.

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

    • Me
      December 23, 2015

      Reverend you are an apologist. Even if she has not been convicted (…yet?), it can not be denied that she is a hot potato and no one in their right mind should even contemplate giving her the royal treatment, giving her a diplomatic and sensitive government appointment until such time her name is cleared, or otherwise. That would be the wisest thing to do under the circumstances. Mr. Skerrit for the umpteenth time has put Dominica in into a controversial bad light and yes, I believe he has outlived his welcome as our leader, regardless of which side of the political divide he stands. This goes way beyond politics, it is damaging our country.

    • @Rev. Donald Hill, D.D. December 22, 2015

      Thank you for speaking my thoughts. I most certainly agree with you. These men of our opposing government in Dominica–are really acting immaturely; how can any member of parliament take it on his own to call for the PM’s resignation; rude enough to even give a limit of time.

      What makes it worse is that he speaks personally, by saying: “I am fed up” so it has nothing to do with the people of Dominica

      That man was not even elected in his constituency–regardless of by how many votes he lost. So what makes him the boss at parliament–the opposition leader does not have the right to make those demands far less for Thomson Fontaine; those guys are no more but small boys in men’s pants–good heavens!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      December 23, 2015

      In Canada, England, America and France nor Ireland; where Economic citizenship first started; no individual obtains economic citizenship unless they are in the country operating a business which employs a certain amount of people, in the United States, I believe the minimum is between five and twenty-five people!

      Where it pertains to removing Skerrit from office, if we had a system such as in the United States, where the people has the power to recall an elected politician that would be an easy route, if we had a system where we could impeach Skerrit, he would long be impeached, unfortunately our constitution just as in the British, and Canadian constitution does not provide for that, We have to wait for five long years to try and get rid of bad people like Skerrit; unfortunately the man is very skillful, and cunning!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

      He knows how to buy elections very well, he bribes the nation into voting for him, he gives free food, free house free…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        December 23, 2015

        He knows how to buy elections very well, he bribes the nation into voting for him, he gives free food, free house free motor vehicle to the people every five years, they are so gullible and greedy they forget the pain and poverty they live through all caused by Skerrit, they forget because of the freebs!

        What a dumb nation!

    • December 23, 2015

      you so called rev. stop behaving like a con man

  5. KID ON THE BLOCK
    December 22, 2015

    Garcon ani di Lennox avec Thomson Fontaine allay Susay Cel. Case close. Avec en nous allay bois rum nous pou Newel la. :-D

  6. Joe
    December 22, 2015

    http://www.opm.gov.dm/?p=1611

    Thomson you really foolish, so let’s say Skerrit Resigns as PM, then what??? Will there be new general election? will uwp automatically get in power?? the DLP will no longer control 15 seat?? I mean what is the logic in calling for Skerrit to resign??

    In fact he can resign and go in exile the DLP will still have 14 seats and i bet in a by-election in Vieille Case DLP will retain that seat so how is Skerrit resignation going to help your cause?? The new leader of the party will continue on the policies…. just so you know they are all cabinet members!!!!!!!

    Read the report from the Office of the PM and stop crying, try the salt solution it will help lmao!!!!!!

  7. Caretaker
    December 22, 2015

    I think this two gentlemen are voting themselves out of office. Asylum Seekers: There are thousand of them all over the world . If one applies for safety in Dominica and her complaint prove to be that, she remain in Nigeria her life will be at a risk, the country has a right to accept her if he thinks that her life is in danger. This is taking place all over the world. There are rules and guidelines to follow and the pm alone cannot grant it. Dozens of Asylum Seekers are all over the world

  8. Me
    December 22, 2015

    And who carries out due diligence for the government? I really would like to know because if they did, they wasted their money. Any trawl of the internet or our own High Commission in London could have told Skerrit he was dealing a with a rotten egg. I suppose money makes everything kosher.

  9. Seriously?
    December 22, 2015

    IPO hastily reshuffled. This new development looks like a rat. Smells like a rat. It is a rat.. Dominica the worst is yet to come!

  10. hmmmm
    December 22, 2015

    UWP what will you do if he doesn’t resign?! Keep on crying like babies on Q95?!

    United Wannabe Party allu not ready yet. Go an learn still, then come again.

  11. December 22, 2015

    its time for action people lets do something to save dominica lets sacrifice we cant take more of this in hour countr

  12. UDOHREADYET
    December 22, 2015

    You can gauge comments based on the mindset of the individual. Its very clear that there are some very small minded individuals in UWP that don’t seem to get eh picture.
    THE ELECTION IS OVER! YOU LOST!

    Enough already!

    Stop dividing and creating drama and nonsense about things that have no relevance nor benefit for the country. If you consider yourself intelligent talk about IDEAS… help people, work together with the government!
    Stop talking about PEOPLE or an EVENT somewhere, constantly criticizing, accusing, pointing the finger, that is pure unadulterated ignorance!

    The irony is that everything Lennox and his minions accuse Skeritt of, they are doing… its like the woman that cheating on you always accusing you of cheating because she knows its what she’s doing!

    • Viewsexpressed
      December 23, 2015

      YOu have just demonstrated your small mindedness in that you have failed to see the Bigger picture. Grow up and out and away from Skerrit and his corrupt cabal.
      When last you looked out your window or took a drive to the poverty stricken villages around Dominica?
      Go take a drive and come back and talk.

  13. UDOHREADYET
    December 22, 2015

    Citizens have rights. Just as LL has the right to speak his opinion without being put in jail for slandering people in powerful leadership positions that he is envious of at the expense of solidarity is so a citizen of a country can go to that country.
    as people claiming to be politician not mapwiist, they should know that their opinion is what they think but the LAW is what is known.

    Small minds discuss people – Lennox Linton
    mediocre minds discuss events – the average Dominica
    Great minds discuss ideas. – Prime Minister Skeritt

    • Viewsexpressed
      December 23, 2015

      ….and illiterate minds fails to see the truth and support bobol.
      Can you please list for us the quality and definition of a great mind. Try doing this without mentioning bin bobol. fertiliser bobol, lack of developmental foresight, take advantage of poor and vulnerable people.
      This Prime Minister and this inept government is the worse we have seen in Dominica.

  14. lightbulb
    December 22, 2015

    Crying due diligence is nonsense
    – she was the chair of OPEC,
    – her own country did not raid her homes until after the British

  15. hmmm
    December 22, 2015

    but how people worshipping skerrit so nuhh….i jus trying to understand……DOMINICA SOLD ALREADY YOU IDIOTS….

    • weemama
      December 22, 2015

      Hmmm the idiot People worshipping Mr Skerrit just the same as you Worshipping your so called Workers Party does this answers your question.

      • hmmm
        December 22, 2015

        i worship God NOT Skerrit……Im no fan of politics but i’m against evil doings and playing with ppl minds……

      • Viewsexpressed
        December 23, 2015

        Weemama, the difference is the DLP is corrupt and has a track record of over 10 years doing so….the UWP has shown a difference and transparency and honesty.
        YOu talk to Skerrit to try going that route away from corruption

    • Viewsexpressed
      December 23, 2015

      you are right….we are sold

  16. The Matrix
    December 22, 2015
  17. Kissa?
    December 22, 2015

    Resign and who may i ask is Going to take over Linton :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Tjebe Fort
      December 22, 2015

      You are ridiculous. Suppose Roosevelt Skerrit dies tomorrow, would Dominica stop to exist, would we all perish with him? Is his name Jim Jones? No, Dominica was there before Skerrit and a alll of us and will still be there when we are all gone. I don’t know who would take over but be sure someone will.

      • December 23, 2015

        As usual, blatant dishonesty by the UWP. They don’t want Skeritt to resign they want the government to resign. If Skeritt were to resign and Blackmore would!d be appointmented PM they would be calling on Blacmore to resign within days. So the question by Kissa is valid as the only thing that will satisfy the UWP is when Lennox is appointed PM.

      • bougla
        December 23, 2015

        we wont see that money england will keep it stupid fool!

    • @Patat December 23, 2015

      And I say God forbid that Linton can ever take the role Prime Minister of my/our Domininca

      Prime Minister Skerrit will reign until God’s plan for him as our Primary Leader is expired–and I don’t see that coming, not for quite some more years.

      PM Skerrit has the age, he has the stamina and the charisma; he is growing in wisdom and insight year after year. Mr. Roosevelt is now what he was 15 years ago. That is the fear of the UWPites; that is why the people of Dominica will continue to keep him as a our Prime Minister

  18. Pipirit
    December 22, 2015

    Labourites—Fools, Real idiots.

    You all have absolutely no commonsense.
    You all should be ashame!

  19. bougla
    December 22, 2015

    not to fussy where the money comes from as long as she spends it here am happy.

    • Tjebe Fort
      December 22, 2015

      Bougla, a prostitute would say the same not so?

  20. the watchman
    December 22, 2015

    if this is a lie remember no lie can live forever.

  21. Discombobulated
    December 22, 2015

    True nah?

  22. Paula Kentish-Jones, LLB Advocate
    December 22, 2015

    If Skerritt resigns, who will take over, Linton?? Very funny.

    • December 22, 2015

      Wow! Is our dear and beloved Supreme Leader the ONLY member of the blessed Dominica Labour Party who is qualified to hold the office of Prime Minister? Doesn’t this say a whole lot about the party?

  23. Paula Kentish-Jones, LLB Advocate
    December 22, 2015

    The Lady is Innocent Until Proven Guilty
    ==========================

    The fact that the NCA of Britain is investigating the honourable lady is a very good reason to grant her sanctuary in our country. Remember folks the very same ‘law enforcement agencies’ of Britain have kept Julian Assange under house arrest without trial for more than 3 years; they have covered up numerous high-profile crimes: Duggan shooting; Charles de Menzes shooting, etc. , and failed apprehend during his lifetime, the most prolific child sex offender Britain has ever known, the late Sir James Saville, KBE, Knight of the Order of St. John (a high-profile Roman Catholic Order). They are not to be trusted. In any event, the honourable lady has NOT been charged with any crime. She is innocent until proven guilty, so shut up UWP and stop trying to make trouble.

    • December 22, 2015

      My Dear Mrs. Jones the issue here is not whether or not “the lady” is guilty or not. The issue is how was a person (any person) under serious investigation able to obtain a Diplomatic Passport? The question is what type of due diligence was performed? And if this due diligence process is so lapse then what is the possibility of Dominican passports being in the wrong hands (especially the hands of terrorist)? I am afraid you might have missed the point.

      • Walter Kempt
        December 23, 2015

        Our late Prime Minister, the Honourable Roosevelt Douglas was a jailbird and a terrorist. He served 18 months in a Canadian prison for his crimes. However, he was still allowed to return to Dominica and later on to become Prime Minister of the country. By your analysis, this should never have happened. He should have been stripped of his citizenship and had his Dominica passport revoked. Nelson Mandela was a terrorist and jailbird too. He should have been banned from having Dominica passport?

        It is you who have missed the point. We go down the road of no return when we treat people as being guilty of something when they have not been so convicted in a court of law. PM Skerritt was right to issue a passport to the honourable lady – she is an asset for our country.

    • REASONING
      December 22, 2015

      :?: Paula Kentish-Jones,don’t you know Skerrit was also knighted by the constantinian order of st.georges,another high profile roman catholic order,so skerrit can’t be trusted according to you :?:

      • Paula Kentish-Jones, LLB, Advocate
        December 23, 2015

        But I would not deny him a Dominican passport because I didn’t trust him? The fact of the matter is that I don’t. But this has nothing to do with the honourable lady being treated as guilty without being convicted of any crime. You should be ashamed of yourself for going down this path. Dominica is bankrupt. It always has been and therefore, we must trust our PM to do what he can to bring talent to our country that will keep us afloat. Thanks for trying Mr. PM, keep up the good work!

    • Anonymuus
      December 22, 2015

      Dearest dieziani is in a hospital in England dying of breast cancer. Stay in Dominica and listen to nigerian propaganda. The nigerian government cannot touch her but LL and co want to bray. Find out who her husband is and you all will see how fast you all will drop the story.

    • Viewsexpressed
      December 23, 2015

      Madam Paula have you visited Dominica recently, or lately or tell us when. You have no idea what we suffering here. Where were you for passports scandals, the stealing of elections, the paying of Dominicans at strategic constituencies. The list is loooong, where are you…where were you. The long list of corruption bobol and corruption deeds are too much for one lawyer like you to undertake. We are suffering with poor leadership, sales of our passports, with no accountability with people having been arrested waving Dominican passport as relief and sanctuary to be free. Please, do your homework, research before you write your closing speech and proven to be a judgement of no case on your part, irrelevancy.

  24. Tjebe Fort
    December 22, 2015

    Skerrit Go!!! Too many people in Dominica have high blood pressure because they are sucking salt. You would do the country a great favour if you quit and give us a true christmas gift. Thank you.

    • December 22, 2015

      It is true that UWP can only pray that they receive a gift or a favor.
      stop begging go out and work hard. lazy men.

  25. Tititwi
    December 22, 2015

    I note the damage control brigade at work again. Like a disturbed ants nest but these are only foumi fou, panicked because they may lose their meal ticket. The question of residence is irrelevant as we have plenty of people living here already without a Dominican passport. All you have to do is apply for a resident’s permit.
    However, the continuing caprices of Roosevelt Skerrit are now a threat to the stability of not only his own country but to the unity and proper functioning of first of all the OECS and secondly Caricom. If for that reason alone he needs to go. Alba has all but collapsed through lack of funding by Venezuela and has no future. I’m afraid our leader may have outlived his usefulness and become an obstacle instead to his peers, an expendable pawn in his own game of chess.

  26. MIA
    December 22, 2015

    Lenox/UWP………………..(In order to get power and retain it, it is necessary to love power; but love of power is not connected with goodness but with qualities that are the opposite of goodness, such as pride, cunning and cruelty)………. Let us say Thanks to the PM as a people

  27. MIA
    December 22, 2015

    One must be asking why Lenox and the UWP wants power so badly, Lenox UWP is driven by their ego, instead of the general benefit (of the Country or project, for example). Basically valuing themselves or their whims so much that they neglect or sacrifice whatever to keep whatever ego boosting way they had, and cling to it with force.
    Only the (typically pathetic) excuses really differ.

    In the case of admins, ‘digital dictators’ would not be an inappropriate term.
    People let us be careful………………..

    • vegnag
      December 22, 2015

      oh so that is about Lennox now- why don’t we stick to the issue at hand – what due diligence was carried out? how much was paid and to who? I guess he only knew she was a cancer patience after the fact – not wanting to discriminate against persons with ailments; but if due diligence was done he would have known that to..

    • Viewsexpressed
      December 23, 2015

      Correction….driven to serve, honestly and accountable.

      Can you say the same for Skerrit and his corrupt bobol team.

      Just try to honour or place credibility to these corrupt, devious bunch of DLP people

  28. A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
    December 22, 2015

    All I ever hear since the UWP lost the 2000 elections are corruption and resignation. They have yet to tell us how we would be better off with them as a government, they cannot tell us because all of us know that Dominica and Dominicans would be 100 times worse if they were ever to be the Government of Dominica.

    Every day is PM this and PM that. Can anyone tell us about the Australian Fugitive? Christopher something? Maybe DNO as a reputable News Reporting Media can check their files and let your readership weigh both incidents. If it is in the article and I missed it. He might not be an Australian but it was between 1995 and 2000 when the UWP was in office.

    UWP showed their ignorance and lack of diplomacy with Baroness Scotland Nomination and made it clear how little they care about Dominicans. The whole Opposition should have resigned. We are pleased with the work the Prime Minister and his Government are doing, Your call will again fall on deaf ears.

    • Viewsexpressed
      December 23, 2015

      Are in denial in doubt or sucking salt?

  29. Face the Facts
    December 22, 2015

    You guys are once more projecting your hatred for the PM. You are no saints. You can’t wait to assume the high office in Parliament. You will never get it. Woe to D/ca and nationals if this were the reverse.
    Leave the PM alone! Ever since you lost the election you are scrutinizing whatever he does and says. He is not your little child. He is the PM of Dominica. Have respect! Learn it too.
    Allow the woman’s case to be called. Based on the results, then you can decide and assume. You are jumping the gun. How stupid can you be?
    You concern yourself about her. D/ca has many crimes/murders. You have not addressed the crime at the DPP’s office.
    You should concern yourself about the numerous crimes/murders, child abuse and elderly abuse. You have not yet opened your mouth to make a statement about that. This shows you are not qualified for leadership of any sort, be it a deputy. Go fly a kite! Your words are hot air which will evaporate in thin air.

  30. Danziger
    December 22, 2015

    Dreamers living on dreams.

  31. lougawo
    December 21, 2015

    Mr sterro de day u become former u will suck salt

    • i
      December 23, 2015

      i bet u he will not just watch .as much a ppl wish for it he will be quite fine.he will relocate to the usa and come to d.a as his vacation home.what with all the millions acquired through his reign as pm .we are the ones who are goin to suffer no millions acquired to tide us through the hard times ahead.no jobs. what little jobs there are the salary doesnt even make it to month end.crime will be on the rise.we will all go back to d soil .the struggle will become real just watch and see.the ministers and ministers wives and kids will be ok though.they too are acquiring wealth and building multiple homes.we have yet to see the struggle.my eyes are open now.idk if linton (i wish it was sikiri) will come in and do a better job i dont know…all i see is his hatred for the pm.the pm and his ministers now control all aspect of dominicas development .they decide who gets what and who does not get.theres an agricultural dptmnt yet drigo and ministers giving out fertilizer.housing dptmnt mini

      • i
        December 23, 2015

        theres a housing and land dptmnt ministers decide who get land or not.the whole system is unfair and why just becuz labor ddnt win a landslide victory .so they goin to show those that ddnt vote them how they can make them suffer.the egos of men i tell ya no heart for anyone else but

  32. Real smart Porssie
    December 21, 2015

    Who gives an honorary passprt to someoe who has been under criminal investigation. SKERRIT did not even bother with te fact that she was a cancer patient

    • December 22, 2015

      A cancer patient?

      Why should the PM bother with the fact that the lady is a cancer patient if she is?

      A person’s medical history is their own personal business. It is a private matter between him or her and the doctor. Even the doctor is not allowed to disclose it without written and signed permission.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

      • December 24, 2015

        When people have no facts they must build on assumptions.

        A person’s motive is certainly suspect when they use rumors against somebody with no documentation to force the person’s resignation.

        I was not aware that Alison – Madueke had been even charged – much less convicted – of corruption. Until she is charged it appears the investigation has not produced sufficient evidence to lay a charge.

        We are being told she is being “investigated” in the U.K. You don’t have to have a law degree to know there is a difference between being investigated and being charged. And there is a world of difference between being charged and being convicted.

        The irregularities in this story make it appear that somebody is bucking to get the PM’s job :!:

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

    • Walter Kempt
      December 23, 2015

      She is not a cancer patient. This has merely been reported, not confirmed. The lady is in good health and it seems wishes to return to her country of citizenship – Dominica. We must give her all the help she needs. She has not been charged with any crime.

  33. 4cuppeople
    December 21, 2015

    The water is getting hotter, kettle whistling and we are anxious and waiting to hear the announcement, that the “SALESMAN” of our country is no longer a “SALESMAN.” We don’t care where he is exiled – We just wan-tim gone. If his ministers are clever enough, they should resign betimes; before they are all taken and prosecuted. They should abandon ship now.

    • the fly
      December 22, 2015

      4cuppeople -fly say to you when the water gets hot you lots will be burnt out of it so be careful what you lots wish for just wait and see, merry Christmas.

      • 4cuppeople
        December 22, 2015

        @ the fly : You wait and see! Is man better man here. Go to grass.

  34. December 21, 2015

    For those who believes that this is a Fontaine-Linton vs. Roosevelt Skerrit matter, I am afraid you are in for a rude awakening! This is the International Community vs. Roosevelt Skerrit and Dominica’s CBI Program. Mostly all so-called “Industrialized Nations” are on the look out for terrorist and are looking for any means by which potential terrorists may enter their Countries. The Alison-Madueke scandal will, without a shadow of a doubt, bring about concerns about Dominica’s CBI Program’s possible threat to the safety and security of many Countries. There are only two ways to really investigate this possible threat and they are to either get the names and records of EVERY SINGLE Dominican passport holder or SIMPLY place visa-restrictions on ALL Dominican Passports along with a demand to immediately suspend the program until a thorough investigation of its the vetting and due diligence process is complete! Will our PM comply to these demands?

    • December 21, 2015

      The fact is that our Supreme Leader’s sources of financing are drying up! His Billionaire friends are all either locked away or dead. Venezuela is pulling away and China has our sweet Nature Isle in her pocket! Right now, the CBI Program is our Prime Minister’s financial backbone! However the value of our passports is linked with the number of Countries we are allowed to enter visa-free. This is the wrong place to have a scandal involving the issuance of passport(s). This is where your passport selling program comes under intense suspicion and scrutiny. Questions are going to be asked about the possibility of your passport falling into the wrong hands, especially the hands of terrorists and…this is where your troubles begin. A number of news articles have indicated that the UK Crime Agency is taking a closer look into the “diplomatic aspect” of Alison-Madueke’s ongoing investigation. That “closer look” might just blow the lid off a pressurized pot!

  35. mine
    December 21, 2015

    I said it once , twice three times or more I dreamt Uwp are are bads people don’t vote them in. I can see its true because alot of wicked things are happen in DA since the change of opposition leader.

  36. December 21, 2015

    there we go again , the red goats are calling good bad & bad good . these are impossible creatures who are living in the twilight zone where there is no reality but only denial of the naked truth.these red goats are waste of perfectly good time and precious time should not be wasted on such. let us continue with the struggle because we will prevail without them.

  37. Doc. Love
    December 21, 2015

    Skeritt once said that Dominica isn’t a real country, the man is more then right. There is no country in the whole wide world, democratic or dictatorship, that a prime Minister can be involved in so much commess, he would not resign or be removed by the people or by the army. The hurtful thing is that, he always makes headlines or breaking news. If you don’t want to resign, please calm down at least for six months so that the rest of Caribbean could have its own bad publicity. The ink on the paper of the Caribbean and international press have not even dried yet from the suce cel fiasco concerning a Dominican woman, here comes a Nigerian woman. Our one time mother land has not been good to us in recent times, there is in fact a British connection involving both women. When will it ever end.

  38. December 21, 2015

    A bunch of brook guys hypothesis by Edison to try to create public disobedience while he enjoy his cheddar peaceful. Get a job guys :lol:

    • Viewsexpressed
      December 22, 2015

      You will remain as a “side looker” for years as long as you associate yourself with this band of questionable politicians and their untruths and your blind loyalty. Please Dominica and people first. Get rid of this blind loyalty.
      Why al the secrets in this devious actions and appointments by one man supremo who is slowly and now quickly bringing Dominica more to poverty and deprivation.

      Bin Bobol governance in practice. I support that Skerrit should resign and Go…Please go and take those bunch of blind ministers and politicians with you.

    • too late
      December 22, 2015

      You all are a bunch off fools that keep licking this Pm feet the more and more he is caught up in all sort of scandals. A bunch of vulnerable little boys and girls running around about How all I love my PM.

      • the fly
        December 22, 2015

        Above comment, too late you calling people fools you name me one thing lover boy Linton and Co. Has done for you in Dominica, open your eyes stupid and learn.

  39. Kinta
    December 21, 2015

    Thompson Fontaine have mo moral authority to ask PM to resign. And by the way resign from what. Thompson should first come clean on the DAAS money and land and then he can talk

    • Doc. Love
      December 21, 2015

      All the DLP supporters can write or talk about is DASS. If Skeritt was only involved in a situation like DASS, he would be considered an angel.

    • Face the Facts
      December 21, 2015

      The idea of Fontaine! Just imagine! Who he thinks he is? He is darn well out of place. He does not know his place. He needs to learn a lesson in respect.

    • Viewsexpressed
      December 22, 2015

      Thompson has all the moral, decent authority to call Skerrit to resign.
      Question is What gives Skerrit the morale authority to continue to bring our Country Dominica into bad news all over the world? Who is next on the bobolist? when will the next surprise surface? Does the ministers of Skerrit cabinet know what is going or are they moo….moo blind and scared loyalists?

      Well done Thompson Fontaine and the UWP

      • MIA
        December 23, 2015

        I know Thompson is better and smarter than that, I even think he would have been a better LEADER THAM LINTON………………. what about that?

    • Walter Kempt
      December 23, 2015

      Yes, let him come clean about the land deal first, then we will listen to him!

  40. bigger
    December 21, 2015

    It’s amazing that a man who lost a supreme court case for lying has the audacity to tell the Prime Minister to step down and again there goes another one who has allegedly swindled money from a Dass account to his own personal account if this is not corruption what is? The countless times they have fabricated lies against the Prime Minister and found wanting in a court of law is there to see. They are all praying for some scandal but God is good all the time and all the time God is good

    • Boldface
      December 21, 2015

      Can you really read and understand because I think you got your comments the wrong way let me correct you it wasn’t Linton that ask pm to step down. Just now that pm will give all you …. and all you will just accept it last time I checked there was only one God so if he wrong say he wrong not because you support the labour party you can’t say when they do something wrong.

    • %
      December 21, 2015

      You are such a Jack…!Are you saying that because a clown like you would lose a case, you are supposed to seal your mouth,and let evil men run your country to hell? You should be ashamed of yourself. GO SUCEY CEL for Christmas!

    • December 21, 2015

      What about the high ranking govt official who was caught depositing $1,500,000 into his private account. When challenged he stated that the money was from passport sales. So what happened to the treasury?

    • Viewsexpressed
      December 22, 2015

      Dominica is Bigger than Skerrit and Thompson..
      Skerrit should resign while Thompson and UWP continue to be Dominica`s political Watch Dog

    • vegnag
      December 22, 2015

      the SC take the whole of Dominica for a ride with UWP allegations of corruption to get Labor into office not one proven unlike the the bin boboll; the land transfer ; the fertilizer bobool ALL PROVEN TRUE; a !!! but the SC seating pretty that’s not of concern. he try setting up Lennox with the leaking of IPO documents when it back fire Skerrit had to cover up for him; Dominicans even believe the bubbles man build villas with crab money – emmbbey wey garcon look crab mister catch and guess what Dominicans believe all that wee coming from the SC and the PM – garcon this is really a fools paradize.

  41. December 21, 2015

    Madame ..Once you are not a fugitive either terrorist and be able to open businesses in Dominica to create jobs for some of us you’re welcome here my Lady, Thats what we need here jobs we tired of talks, These talks can’t full filled our needs.

    • Face the Facts
      December 22, 2015

      People who could help Dominica, others tarnished their names. Know that the Media, whichever, is very much involved in this.

      • Me
        December 22, 2015

        Facts , for womeone who prides herself on the accurate use of English you should know that “media” is the plural form of “medium” and therefore should have been conjugated with “are” instead of “is”. merry Christmas.

    • Viewsexpressed
      December 22, 2015

      DAHMAN…you sound desperate. A que that Skerrit and his corrupt government has failed us over the years. They cannot develop Dominica, they have brought us to poverty. They must go

      • Irritated
        December 22, 2015

        Skerrit and his Government MET POVERTY… ALLU BUNCH OF HYPOCRITES. MEMORY LAPSE????

    • weemama
      December 22, 2015

      Above comment why isn’t Lennox and his bush doctors are not finding work for people instead of trying to mess Dominica up.

      • hmmm
        December 22, 2015

        why skerrit not finding work… just be quiet

  42. grandbay
    December 21, 2015

    Skerrit come out dere na boy

  43. December 21, 2015

    man you two loosers must take a seat on the back bench behind the class and stop pretending to be the top performers in the class.Two sort.

    Thompson if you had ranks not DOMINICA that would see you.
    STOP HATTING ON OUR BELOVED PRIME MINISTER.

    • Face the Facts
      December 22, 2015

      It is time for him to return to the US.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      December 24, 2015

      Ali, you are a fake and a fool you know! Thomson is a born Dominican; and very intelligent: academically educated the man has earned a PhD, in economics,

      Based on what I see in the way you wrote this nonsense, it impress on me that you are a dunce! What hate are you talking about? Anytime anybody challenge Skerrit, fools, and uneducated puppets like you come making some ignorant comment about hate. Dominica do not belong to Skerrit, it belongs to all of us, and even though I am an American citizen, I still have every right as a Dominican: Fountain has that right to be in Dominica politics as much as that Mountain Chicken mentality Crapo Skerrit has.

      And do not even bother to attempt to respond to anything I say, because I can stake my life that you are not as intelligent as I am. I am Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque: BS: Electronic Engineering: BS: Electrical…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      December 24, 2015

      And do not even bother to attempt to respond to anything I say, because I can stake my life that you are not as intelligent as I am. I am Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque: BS: Electronic Engineering: BS: Electrical Engineering, AA: Liberal Arts, and AS: Electronic Engineering!

      Thomson proved he can exists without politics, Skerrit can’t: who are you and Facts to suggest Fontain should return to America. Facts have you gone crazy? When stupid people has nothing to say it would serve a better purpose if they simply shut up, and keep their ignorance to themselves, hence no one will know that the are dumb!

  44. December 21, 2015

    Lady just bring all the money you got to Dominica those who are here nothing they have to offer just talks they have to offer our country is under water we need some life here, Once you are not a fugitive you are welcome in Dominica, Just make sure we are able to open businesses here to create jobs for us,Thats what we need in Dominica Jobs our country is a wonderful place,We’ll brace you once you bring good life for some of us in Dominica ,We know you are not able to bring good life for everybody.

    • Viewsexpressed
      December 22, 2015

      Seems you did not hear or read the first time.
      Here goes again…….to remind you

      DAHMAN…you sound desperate. A que that Skerrit and his corrupt government has failed us over the years. They cannot develop Dominica, they have brought us to poverty. They must go

    • Walter Kempt
      December 23, 2015

      Amen!

  45. mine
    December 21, 2015

    thompson you have nerve, come honest with the DASS mess and then you will ask people to resign.

    • Face the Facts
      December 22, 2015

      Yes! The nerve of him! Tell Fontaine to get lost!

  46. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    December 21, 2015

    I am certain she has never set foot in Dominica, she does not have any investments in the country, yet she bought a Dominica passport under the disguise of Economic Citizenship!

    How can the sale of a passport be considered, or based on some so called economic citizenship program?

    Do we know how many more unscrupulous criminals are out there posing as Dominicans with our passports disgracing the people of our country. Criminals are persona none grata (not welcome in any country other than their birth place). Right now she can simply arrive in the country, the immigration or any other authority can’t ask her a single question as long as she present a Dominica passport upon entry! If Skerrit wish to continue the program,

    • MY 2cents
      December 21, 2015

      Ask UWP how many more unscrupulous criminals are out there posing as Dominicans with our passports disgracing the people of our country. They sold enough Dominica passports to criminals that’s why we got blacklisted by Canada and need visas to go to Canada all now.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        December 22, 2015

        Don’t put UWP name (in you ting). It is not in the UWP days two aircrafts landed in Toronto, filled with Chines out of China, of which none of the hundreds could speak a single word of English, never mind patios; though they all had Dominica passports.

        Mr/Miss. My 2cents doh let me talk , doh let me say it is Skerrit who sold them all we passport, I know but I doh want to talk eh!

        What did Canadian immigration do with them?

        Well all Skerrits Dominica China man and woman was not allowed to go past immigration, they sent them back to China on the same aircrafts which brought them into Canada. (That did not happen in me cousin Edison James days; it happened in the modern days of me Almost Nearly Cousin, that Mountain Chicken Crapo Mentality Roosevelt Skerrit eh!)

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

        Lord next year I am going to try not beat up on Skerrit so much! But de man too bad, him just selling passports rather than try to encourage job investments in the…

      • Irritated
        December 22, 2015

        UWPiiiiittttes, ANGRY AND DESPERATE. You have.. all of allu have amnesia.. The Opposition is no better than the current government.. the difference is they are a set of angry people only out for war on it’s own citizens. I saw how you people behave during election.

      • Paula Kentish-Jones, LLB, Advocate
        December 23, 2015

        Thank God we need visas to go to Canada. The country is toxic from Fukushima contamination. Don’t go there folks if you value a cancer-free life! https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/geekquinox/radiation-fukushima-reaches-canada-coastal-waters-early-poses-194151216.html

    • Wesley Man
      December 21, 2015

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque,

      She was bottom wesley last christmas . Are you coming this christmas??

      Look up wesley on google maps, wont want you to get lost.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        December 22, 2015

        My friend, although you have not seen me in recent years visiting, I am very much aware of every, and all things taking place in the village on a daily basis. I cannot get lost in Wesley, a village in which I was born, and have walked on every inch of Wesley soil, in the days when there were less than three main roads in the village.

        The last time I visited, Arnold Telemaque drove me all around the village and showed me the many asphalt road built under his reign as head of the village council. I wired money home to two people yesterday, and spoke with three different people.

        If you do not believe me go to look for my older sister on Hunt Road, you will find she left a couple days ago to spend the holidays with her children, and grandchildren on another island. Just because I do not visit often does not mean I take no interest in Wesley. By the time the tree planting is over, you should see my name attached to one of the plants!

        One of the reason I do not return is…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        December 22, 2015

        One of the reason I do not return is because you all commit too much crime in Wesley I (fraid allyou kill me so I doh coming oui!).

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

        And what about this comment ” she was in Bottom Wesley?” If you are referencing that African woman, I can tell you right now she does not know the geographic location of the Sleeping Giant (Dominica). If someone blindfold me and told me to head to Dominica, I could find home even if I was suspended a coma!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      December 22, 2015

      Admin, people are not allowed to write lengthy comments on your site, therefor if they have the privilege of writing, in order for their taught’s to make sense, they may have to submit their comments in two phases as I did.

      When you omit or censor the body of someone’s comments, and print half of what the person said, it will not make any sense to an intelligent person; hence, the contributor may appear to be an idiot! I see no reason for you to censor my comments, except if you thought what I said: “any idiot in Dominica could become prime minister.” There is nothing offensive about that, I did not call anybody in particular an idiot.

      If you are going to censor me for using the term idiot, in regards to no one in particular, I do not understand, when someone pointed their finger at me and ask me if I am an idiot you publish it. What is the difference of me saying any idiot in Dominica can become prime minister, and someone tagged me an idiot?

      It makes no sense…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        December 23, 2015

        Elizabeth, your lover boy, god Skerrit is the one who teaches people rudeness, as he goes around abusing his power, insulting and disrespecting the intelligence of the people of the country. What did he say?

        “No law or constitution can prevent him from becoming prime minister of Dominica.” , he put himself above the nations constitution, do you think that his behavior is appropriate? He treats and talk to people as if they are his children: Remember he boasted about the number of people he feeds in Dominica, is that respect?

        Remember when he told the it was none of their damn business how much respect is that?

        Elizabeth, honor and respect if given when it is earned by the recipients: Roosevelt Skerrit has done nothing significant, or productive that could earn my respect. He acts like a child, so perhaps instead of being my Almost Nearly Cousin he probably my son that I doh know about ouI! You an me son Skerrit can take a…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      December 22, 2015

      It makes no sense whatsoever. Censoring part of my comments surely makes me look like an idiot! For whatever it is worth, and the record; although there are different definition of the word idiot I present one simple definition : “a mentally defective person who exhibits exceptional skills or ‘brilliance’ in some limited field, a person who is highly knowledgeable about one subject but knows little or nothing about anything else.”

      I am not a linguistics major but I am quite familiar with the English language, it is not always bad as it appears! I believe this will not see he light of day,but that’s the way of the world!

      • So many times DNO print all of the personal things which you write about–most of them are disgusting lies; so many times when you rudely tell the PM to shut up as if you are his father, so many times when you conceitedly say to people that you are above them–how can you have the nerves to complain that they do not print all of what you post?

        They should not be printing any of your posts, because you are a danger to the yound minds of Dominica. Especially that you have no intentions of returning there–all your talks about you being in Domininca is of the stone ages ago–if I were DNO I would be fed up of printing your repetitions

  47. December 21, 2015

    Our dear and precious Supreme Leader has brought the Citizenship by Investment Program under international scrutiny in a very negative way with the Alison-Madueke scandal. Of course, the Prime Minister will NOT voluntarily resign as he believes that his position affords him a level of protection from arrest and prosecution. However, the international community WILL definitely take actions against the Citizenship by Investment Program and ALL Dominican passport holders will be affected as a result. Furthermore, if investigations reveal that there has been a pattern by this Administration, or its agents, of selling or giving diplomatic positions and protection to individuals whom are either wanted or under investigation by law enforcement authorities, there will be a DEMAND by these very influential nations for an immediate suspension of the program and severe visa restrictions…effectively decreasing the value of our passport. Heads will roll on this one!

    • December 21, 2015

      If DNO will allow me to expound, let me explain further…can you (ALL DOMINICANS) imagine the repercussions of what happens when individuals who have paid huge sums of money for a Dominican Passport are no longer able to reap the benefits of visa-free travel that the document provides and promises? If, through this present scandal, serious visa restrictions are placed on Dominica’s passport there will be a backlash of individuals demanding a refund for passports previously purchased. Native Dominicans will feel it the most as traveling abroad will become extremely difficult as in the case of Jamaica. Passport recipients from the CBI program will go to the international press revealing details about how their passports were obtained and the amount they paid, exposing far more details than this Administration would like ordinary Dominicans to know. Do not be surprised if Dominica ends up under economic sanctions. This is VERY, VERY serious!!! Prepare yourselves!

  48. hashtag
    December 21, 2015

    here we go again. run on Q to bray bray bray!

  49. MIA
    December 21, 2015

    you all guys want power so bad and at any cost, I think you all have a great team but take time and you all will win Dominica one day am hoping. Am also hoping that when the people vote you all in power Dominica will be different………….. (IT TAKES TIME TO KNOW)

  50. Neutral
    December 21, 2015

    LENNOX behave yourself. You too troublesome. Since you were elected leader of the UWP team is just confusion upon confusion. Man take it easy life is too short for you too be causing so much disturbance in a small island like Dominica. PEACE LENNOX PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Face the Facts
      December 22, 2015

      He is a mass of confusion. This means he lacks love in the heart and peace. He will never make a good PM for Dominica. Take good note of that!
      He thinks he will never get sick; nothing will happen to him and he will never die. Presumptuous too. Time will soon tell for him.

    • Anna Maria
      December 22, 2015

      amen! Tell him that again! Life is too short . Mr desperate boy!

  51. Vaaagt
    December 21, 2015

    They hole him who ever wants to believe that PM can believe him but i don’t believe anything this man say he lie for anything O my goodness man

  52. Lougawoo Memm
    December 21, 2015

    It’s all symbolic in the eyes of the realists. The government supporters and enablers are not yet ready to see their dearest leader stand down due to countless allegations of corruption, and re: passport sale to crooks and criminals on the international stage. Listening to their contributions on “talk radio,” you swear they are on a different planet and their leader does no wrong. They’ve got a lot of salt/sel to sousay and, they will too. There’s none to compare in the Caribbean with the Skerritites. They are lost in their greed, selfishness and straight up wickedness. Continue to pray for them that one day they’ll see the light.

  53. Plaisir
    December 21, 2015

    Thompson go and clean up your backyard before you start asking the PM to resign. Remember the story of the wind and the sun.

    • mine
      December 21, 2015

      Thompson will asked people to resign because the DASS kept quiet about him, right now his showing off.

      • Irritated
        December 22, 2015

        They always pretend to forget their dirty backyards, they are the ones who makes the most noise.

    • Face the Facts
      December 22, 2015

      He forgot his past. Isn’t that usually the case about such people? A man as he should take a back step and then a back seat.

  54. Dave Bertrand
    December 21, 2015

    Mrs Madueke has been under investigation for some time since the election of the new Nigerian President, long before citizenship was granted to her. If this government was serious enough they should have done their homework to see if this lady was genuine enough to be granted a Dominican citizenship let alone to represent our small island. What was the motive? How much did she pay for such favour? El Supremo should come better that that. Is this the reason why he made himself Minister of Finance ? You are right Dr Fontaine. This man must go. He should resign and stop tarnishing the name of Dominica. How many more corrupt Nigerians have been issued Dominican citizenship? Tell us Mr Prime Minister.

  55. December 21, 2015

    Thompson Fontaine you of all people talking, only in Dominica where there’s no shame or embarrasment when we’ve been found guilty of wrong doing we just carry on regardless. Employees steal from their place of work they carring on as if its no big deal. We only seem to get worked up when the prime minister is alledged to be involved of wrong doing. We get hundreds of comments from supporters of the opposition, if only the would show the same concerns concerning child abuse and domestic violence. As a people we are so fond of gossip and negativety.

    • Face the Facts
      December 22, 2015

      Two of a kind. Lennox and himself have never opened their mouths about violence, adult and child abuse. They are bent on debasing the PM. This is their aim and goal. One day it will backfire in their faces.

  56. REAL!!!!
    December 21, 2015

    It is not in PM Skerrit DNA to resign even if it was to save the entire population which includes his family and supporters.

    The people have to make him resign and run for asylum.

  57. Lang Mama
    December 21, 2015

    http://www.todaysxm.com/dominica’s-passport-selling-program-comes-under-fire/

    Read Dominicans even if Those in government don’t want you to read. The more ignorant Dominicans are is the richer they become while the ignorant gets poorer.

    • December 21, 2015

      Lang Mama, this is a four year old article, it is no longer relevant. For propaganda purposes yes. Give us another one more recent.

    • Boldface
      December 21, 2015

      They don’t have time to read and get educated because that pm is their God so in their eyes he can’t do nothing wrong.

  58. Padie
    December 21, 2015

    We need a may 29th In DEC-Jan.
    Skerro have PJ nominated for Sainthood.

    • mine
      December 21, 2015

      I rebuke this comment in Jesus namee this will never happened. Becareful it might turn back at you.

  59. D/can to de Bone (F)
    December 21, 2015

    When he resign you will become Prime minister? You will have to susay sel. …

    • Face the Facts
      December 22, 2015

      They can’t wait for that status. What will they not say and do to reach that height? I hope never!

  60. UsualSuspects
    December 21, 2015

    Mister will not Resign.
    Ng lap seng, Alison-Madueke who’s coming next in mister bobol.
    Go to Hell, Sousay Sel, Not all you Damn Business…Wonder how many more Insults to come.
    Sometimes you have to wonder how many ISIS operatives have Dominican passports.
    not one of us know what the Memorandum of Understanding” is. But time will tell.

  61. Powyier
    December 21, 2015

    Thomson get a life… who are they going to put you??? Dream on partner our Pm is not going anywhere. .. who are you to call for our PM’s resignation?

  62. Shameless
    December 21, 2015

    Skerro MUST GO ASAP! That would be the best Christmas gift EVER! 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

    Assertive, Almost Aggressive! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    • Face the Facts
      December 22, 2015

      What will be your New Year’s gift? Regret and tears? You will find out.

    • Irritated
      December 22, 2015

      Make him go if you have the power… keep dreaming

  63. Erasmus B. Black
    December 21, 2015

    Once again, Dear Leader is counting on the denseness of his misinformed supporters and public to believe him. And it works like a charm. Some of the comments on the breaking story are heart rending to say the least. They range from people being jealous of a hard working PM and wanting him to fall and to the Lord blessing him and keeping him in office for the next 20 years. The stupidity is almost palpable. In a famous song,the month of May is described as a ” lusty month” and a month for every frivolous whim. And Dear Leader allegedly met the former minister in May during a brief stopover in the UK, but her diplomatic passport was also approved in May and she was appointed Trade and Investment Commissioner for Dominica in May when the flowers were so fresh and gay , tra la la la. Ever heard of Speedy Gonzales, the cartoon character in Looney Tunes? Seriously though, why wasn’t the Dominican public apprised of such a high level appointment?

  64. anony
    December 21, 2015

    These guys are bored.

  65. weemama
    December 21, 2015

    Massage to Linton you say Skerrit is lieing then proof right now to us, you know all about telling lies all your life go on get the crap machine.

  66. “I think he needs to call his resignation, I am fed up of the name of Dominica being tarnished like this” –news article

    How much more personal can this line above be? Who does Fontaine, Linton, and the rest of his gang think they are?

    You are fed-up; that is your problem; stop creating all sorts of unrest for the people of Dominica just because you want to be remove the Prime Minister from the Spot Light, so you can replace him. Fontaine you were not even elected at your constituency!

    When it is not immediately, it 30 days, now this one is saying 3 months–but how rude!

    Maybe you guys are older than PM Skerrit, but he holds the authority over all of you, not you over him, it is quite childish for you all to think you can boss him around–because you cannot do that!

    If you don’t believe the PM then so be it. If he has lied, he will not get away with it; you guys need to humble yourselves if you want to be exalted–bottom line!

    • Wesely
      December 22, 2015

      And that woman say she is Christian wii. No wonder Jesus never look to hypocrites like Liz and it is the wanton hypocrisy coming from so called Christians why Christianity is dying.

      • @Wesely December 22, 2015

        “I know who you are” and I am saying to you, just as Jesus said to Satan in the mind of Peter, get behind my back, you devil of the world.

        You are claiming to be proud of your name, but you are all over this news site with different identities–everything about your mentality is so deplorable!

        I am someone whom you cannot fool–I have no acquaintance with people from Wesley, who would care to take up my cause, other than you–a move that I so deeply regret–it is time for you to get off my back!

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        December 23, 2015

        When you hear say she knows who you are, she lie you know; next thing she will come openly and accuse me of been you!

        She claimed that I am Lboroflove you know, fact is she might be laboroflove!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      December 22, 2015

      “How much more personal can this line above be? Who does Fontaine, Linton, and the rest of his gang think they are?”

      Elizabeth about three days ago, I tried to call a truce with you, you blame me for the continue between you I; I though you recognized the truce until I read your mail of Monday, and one this morning!

      Now; unless you wish to have the truce broken and I declare war on you again, I advised you stay clear of Lennox Linton’s name. You do not know Lennox so have nothing nasty or simple to say about him. If you have nothing good to say about him don’t say anything at all!

      And by the way don’t even bother to tell me as you did in your recent mail that Lennox said I am a Jackass; Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

      as far as I am concerned that is a lie you and your dead friend Johnny made up, that is why Lennox and I are still among the living, while he might be burning in hell! If you do not stop, I will continue to call your love boy the Mountain Chicken…

      • You stupid, empty rolling barrel! You need to stop with all your futile and dark noises.

        What war can a vermin declare on a human being–you are always hiding in fear of bumping into one of us.? Get off with your lies and false claims, you numbskull–you are nothing in the minds of most people, especially not in mine .

        Keep your rude and empty commands to yourself; you are no where qualified to do so–go and command your speices of rats, mice, lizards, cockroaches, worms, and all of the others– including your friend Linton

        Johhny is more alive than you; you are in your body spewing futility, darkness, and death everywhere you wander, in fact your are not alive at all.

        Johnny is resting in peace in his grave. And yet the fact that I choose him for a friend against you, it remains a torment and torture in your mind, far more so for PM Skerrit–in whose shoes you could never walk

        You are such a sorry creature. A very sorry, sorry creature!

      • And by the way don’t even bother to tell me as you did in your recent mail that Lennox said I am a Jackass; Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah! As far as I am concerned that is a lie you and your dead friend Johnny made up @Francisco Telemaque–the parasite

        Here you go again with another lie–you have made it up, because that is who your really are–the hahahahaha is about yourself–you stupid stupid fellow

        Neither Johhny, nor I, said no such thing concerning Lennox about you–but if you want to take that title–once again I am saying that it fits you just right–wear it as a stamp on your bald shining forehead!

  67. tommy
    December 21, 2015

    should DFA pres. resign because of Blater & co Mr Fontaine.

    • Me
      December 22, 2015

      Who knows Tommy. He may well have to when all the facts come out and you may have to swallow your words.

  68. visitingDDominican
    December 21, 2015

    My question to the Prime minister Iis why would you offer such a job to someonewho kknow nothing aboutDDominica, DId you plan on ggiving erllessonson your own rtime? I can count from the top of my head the amount of young people you have as Chinese interpreters who indeed holds masters in International trade. Why do u send people to study just to have remained home and giveaway the jjobs..pullup your ssocks Mr P M. I am very ddisappointed in you right now.

  69. Bwa Bande
    December 21, 2015

    Mr. PM, What Trade and investment marketing role are you talking about? How is this going to benefit our economy? Does she have a good track record in trade in her last position as minister? How do you select your diplomats?
    Readers: Please don’t judge: I am a DOM citizen. I am just curios.

  70. Chakademus
    December 21, 2015

    I totally agree with Fontaine. This is blatant mismanagement of our country’s resources, good name and reputation. It reveals an incompetence requiring resignation.

    The government’s statement was meant to placate but it actually reveals the duplicity.

    “…the idea of relocating to Dominica was never discussed, far less agreed…”
    but
    “…Dominica facilitating her travels across Europe and Africa with the issuance of a diplomatic passport…”

    Passport comes with citizenship rights! You don’t have to discuss relocation to Dominica, once she has the passport she inside! She can come whenever she wants.

  71. Jesus_Was_A_Captalist
    December 21, 2015

    I agree with Fontaine resign and save Dominica more scandals just a matter of time before isis have a Dominican passport.

  72. December 21, 2015

    Skerrits resignation, is long long time overdue, since he went to China, without parlaments approval and made under table deals to break relationship with Taiwan, That is TREASION

  73. %
    December 21, 2015

    How much was paid for the diplomatic passport? Who got the lions share of it? ? While Dominica is getting pooer, and nose diving into being a welfare state, some unscrupulous beings are becoming filthy rich. I HOPE the FBI, MI5, MI6, The Canadian Mountain Police, Scotland Yard will be called upon to help this poor country retrieve its stolen money….A satanic and evil force has taken over Dominica over the past sixteen years, and it is wrecking havoc with this corrupt country!

  74. December 21, 2015

    Dominica and Dominicans when will it end it’s scandal after scandal enough is enough, last week it was Baroness Scotland insulting Dominicans, now it’s Alison Madueke and corruption I’m just wondering what will be next for Dominica before the end of the year..
    So many will not have a Merry Christmas because they still haven received their wages which is so wrong , but the almighty father will open doors for everyone no matter their situation..
    LOVE and PEACE and remember Jesus is the reason for the season.

    • Face the Facts
      December 22, 2015

      Many people’s life is a scandal. What about yours? God knows.

  75. Zandoli
    December 21, 2015

    1. Skerrit is never going to resign so it is pointless to even mention it.
    2. Skerrit said there was no discussion about the woman moving to Dominica. However as a citizen she does not have to disclose her plans to anyone and there is nothing that Skerrit can do to prevent her from relocating to Dominica.
    3. This is precisely the reason why these characters pay that kind of money for Dominican citizenship. That gives them a Plan B when thongs get hot in their countries of birth.

    So for Skerrit to mention her nondisclosure of plans to relocate to Dominica, that is just a red herring.

  76. Floridian diaspora
    December 21, 2015

    A lot of Laborites love hating on the precise comments that the dedicated supporters of the opposition make, don’t they? They seem to reply to our comments with nothing else but hatred, cold heartedness, and ill will. The truth is that they are hating on our comments because the truth hurts and it’s killing them inside. The mere fact that Skeritt gave them a few sheets of plywood makes them feel like they have to run to this website to defend him. Nevertheless, day in, day out, we will continue to look at Skeritt under our microscopic lenses and filter out all his faults as there are more of them than any man could number.

    • Radio Kord Kapi
      December 22, 2015

      Though, I agree with what you are saying; I found it quite rude and offensive to be likening the PM to a dog….though, you may not like what he is doing, many don’t; it is insultive to dehumanize the PM in such a low way…we are free to express ourselves, but lets have respect for the PM, eventhough, we are disgusted by his deeds. DNO should have edited the last statement of your piece or filter it out if the thread….sometimes, I wonder who moderates these blog.

      • Floridian diaspora
        December 22, 2015

        Sorry if I offended anyone. The thing is I’m a heavy hitter but I’ll tone it down a bit just for people like you. As you can see, the dog part has been removed but the comment has lost all its sting and people who are reading it for their first time would not know it’s originality neither what I meant to say. It’s all good anyway

  77. Maria
    December 21, 2015

    Wishfull thinking…The PM is not going anywhere, and if he does Lennox doesn’t stand a chance. Get over it and wait for next election. You guys are ridiculous and seeming very desperate!!!

  78. jonathan st jean
    December 21, 2015

    Since PM Skerritt is saying that she is a citizen of Dominica,with a Dominican passport, then Mr Skerritt why does she need to raise the issue of her coming to Dominica. Any Dominican can come and go as they wish.Therefore she does not have to inform you of her time of coming to Dominica. What a lie Skerritt trying.
    Then the question arises that since we have a caricom passport now, then what are the other leaders of Caricom got to say on this matter.

    • mine
      December 22, 2015

      You are really a hater. As Thompson of his honest money transfer mistake and the others a just as bad.

      • Irritated
        December 22, 2015

        Those people are just a set of angry people, just throw them a wiff of a bone, they are like hounds looking for fresh meat… Get over allu damn selves.

  79. Music Producer
    December 21, 2015

    And it continues…

  80. %
    December 21, 2015

    Thompson or Dr Fontaine and the rest of Team Dominica, I am a supporter of UWP.I shall NEVER EVER support a DLP government whether or not lazy and incompetent Skerrit is the PM.But Dr you all nice UWP boys must stop the doggone talking and soft boy attitude, and mobilise the people to protest in a massive way. Dominica has 21 constituencies, so you all cannot convince 10000 people to take to the streets?Do you know that an entire year has gone by an Skerrit has not yet even mentioned the words ELECTORAL REFORM.If he is allowed to bring his sycophants and beggars from abroad he will never lose.You have to play the game DIRTIER than Skerrit to make him SUCE A BAG OF CEL,..Stop the doggone talking and be militant brother.YES I WILL BE THERE!

    • Radio Kord Kapi
      December 22, 2015

      Who shows up when thry mobilise people….the tyrn out is always discouraging.

    • Viewsexpressed
      December 22, 2015

      %..My friend take the lead in your community, village. begin the mobilisation there, it is also your country and your responsibility and democratic right to kick out a corrupt government

    • Original Mahaut Man
      December 22, 2015

      Just try it and see what wil happen to you and who follow you.

  81. lexis
    December 21, 2015

    There are many more questionalble incidents to surface in 2016. Some are being investigated but for legal reasons their names have not been made public yet. In due time they will all surface, when that come to pass i want to see how much of a defence the Prime Minister will have for every case. So far the PM has had a defense for two such occurances but when others surface in the near future we will protest; Jus Ad Bellum!!!!!

  82. Roseau River
    December 21, 2015

    For the sake of transparency…. the govt should outline to the citizens of this country there due diligence process. Govt should also advise the citizens of this nation of any sums of money which was exchanged for the passport as well as where the money was deposited.

  83. Floridian diaspora
    December 21, 2015

    Show me who are your friends and tell you exactly who you are. Look at the kind of characters whom our P.M. is associating himself with. What is this madness? Is this what we want for the next 50 years? When the dedicated and devoted followers of U.W.P. speak against these acts of treason that Lord Skeritt and his bunch of hooligans are committing they say that we are jealous of their P.M. as if he has anything for anybody to be jealous about. As if the local corruption wasn’t enough, now he went and did it on an international stage. Really? It’s on articles like these I want those Laborites to comment but they always seem to go missing when it’s crunch time. In their minds, Skeritt can do no wrong. Now his majesty has been caught right handed dipping his hand in the cookie jar and there’s no way out. Time to own up to your immoral behavior sir and retire with no pension

  84. sousay sel
    December 21, 2015

    Thompson and Lintion will Sousay sel

  85. December 21, 2015

    The resign party, is at it again. Resign for what? Has Thompson Fontaine resigned as a senator having publicly admitted to to transferring thousands of dollars from the DAAS account to his personal account, has he explained the alleged transfer of DAAS land to his name? Apparently it appears that only the UWP can get involved in questionable activities, they seem to have appointed themselves as moral gods with the motto, “do as I say but not as I do”……not only that, they put forward some of their most morally inept members to push their twisted moral agenda. Unfortunately for the UWP there will be no resignations, so they will just have to continue to huff and puff.

    • Citizen Kane
      December 22, 2015

      @Patat. Well said, You took the words out of my mouth. This feeble opposition are so ineffective and lacking in leadership that their only hope is for the current government who has been elected by the people to just hand over the reins at their demand. They can’t govern, they can’t debate, they cannot win votes, only rabble rouse. They re more a threat to progress than anyone in government at the moment.

      Every country needs an effective opposition to keep things in check, we can only hope that someone in their ranks will develop that has an astute professional outlook to help them out of the gutter of cloud cuckoo land that the current batch roll around in!

  86. Righteous
    December 21, 2015

    This economic citizenship program needs more transparency. And I believe this one requires full disclosure which should not be an issue if it was done through the proper channels. Calling for the PM resignation without a thorough investigation is a bit premature; a joke by a joker. I am in full support of a thorough investigation on this one and then if there seems to be any “under the table” transactions, there should be accountability at the highest level.

    I think at this juncture, we need to halt the Citizenship by investment Program until we can ensure that every individual who benefits from such a program has no questionable background. Not even a questionable action such as transferring an organisations’ funds to a personal bank account. We can and have to do better as a Nation.

    I do believe that the people of Dominica regardless of political affiliation deserves an explanation on this one. Show some documentation. Hold tight on the resignation for now.

    OLD!!

    • Joe
      December 22, 2015

      Righteous this has nothing to do with the Citizen by Investment!!!!!!!

  87. RealTalk
    December 21, 2015

    As ridiculous as my comment may sound I know I’m right so whoever disagree that’s ok just come up with better ideas that can have an immediate impact on our country I bet it involves money which we don’t have we need to work together as people and families of this great country #nomorevoting

  88. Dominican
    December 21, 2015

    Encore?

  89. Da
    December 21, 2015

    I fully support Mr. Fontaine and his responsible request in seeking that the P.M resign immediately! This Gov\’t is really treating Dominica like their grandfater estate, just selling everything that their hands can touch without regards to the well being of its inhabitants.
    When will Dominicans take a rightful stance to defend their country\’s name against such corrupt men and women who seek to destroy it for financial greeddyness?
    One day we might just wake up and somebody may tell us that they now own Dominica!!

    The most important, ministries in any country are, Finance, Justice, Health and Education. Once these go away then all hell break loose. So go do a check on the working of these ministries in Da and come back to tell me about their ethical standings.

  90. December 21, 2015

    We need to do better. He needs to leave office if he cannot be the Leader our people Need.

  91. real possie
    December 21, 2015

    Here goes another lawsuit, the government said it was an honorary passport, you claiming the passport was sold. HHMMMMMM well back to court. You’re claiming you know someone was paid and to whom. Hey you really said you’re spontaneous, whatever your mind tell you is so then is so. You will tired pay money for your mouth.

    • %
      December 21, 2015

      Man shut the hell up.So threats of court action must deter the citizens of a country to demand a corrupt regime to resign.Your wicked soul!

    • Face the Facts
      December 22, 2015

      As a child, he has not yet learned a lesson. He has much to learn. He may have to be sued a few times and also be imprisoned before he, hopefully, learns a good lesson to harness his mouth once and for all.

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