Fontaine playing a very dangerous game – Senior Counsel

Astaphan (left), Fontaine

Lawyers for Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said on Wednesday that they were having difficulty serving former IMF economist Dr Thompson Fontaine with official notice that they were taking legal action against him for alleged statements linking the prime minister to the selling of a Dominican passport to notorious Indian national Darwood Ibrahim.

Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan told state-owned DBS on Wednesday that Washington-based Fontaine had failed to respond to an email asking him to supply a lawyer’s name to allow the documents  to be served on him.

“It means that Thompson Fontaine is playing a very dangerous game, he wants to continue his campaign of misinformation not withstanding the fact that the case has been filed against him,” Astaphan said.

He indicated that the prime minister’s lawyers intended to push for an early trial “because of the damage being done to the country by the series of lies being published by Dr Fontaine”.

However Fontaine has countered in a telephone interview on privately owned Q 95 Radio that he hadn’t seen any email from PM Skerrit ‘s lawyers, and that he wasn’t trying to avoid being served notice of any planned legal action against him.

“I have not seen any any email from anybody concerning the lawsuit,” Thompson said, adding that the government’s lawyers know where to find him if they want to serve him with notice of the lawsuit.

He also queried whether Q95, against which legal action is also being taken on the same matter, had been served notice by the prime minister’s lawyers.

The former IMF official indicated that he and other US-based Dominican activists would keep trying to put international pressure on the Skerrit administration about alleged corrupt practices involving the sale of Dominican passports and other perceived breaches.

“We want to see how we can bring international pressure to bear on that situation,” Thompson told Q95.

Thompson said there was a group of Dominicans not in favor of the sale of Dominican passports in the manner in which this was being done and they were determined to bring an end to the programme.

Senior Counsel Astaphan said in announcing the lawsuit last week that the claim filed against Thompson  at the High Court in Roseau, concerns the allegation of sales of passports, parallel programmes, and conspiracies with international terrorists.

Thompson has said he is not ruling out filing a counter-suit against the prime minister.

He indicated that himself and other activists would be holding a press conference this coming Saturday in Washington to address the matter.

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154 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    January 9, 2012

    Tony gets paid handsomely for everything he does for the government, his check is always the first out !!!! When other bills piling up, as soo as Toney sends an invoice they running to send out his check. If he sepnds two minutes on a matter he send a bill for thouusands of dollars. NO DOG NOT TALKING !!!!!!!!!

  2. DANZIGER
    January 8, 2012

    SOON the earth will tremble and we will run for help DOMINICANS REMEMBER WE WILL NEED HELP SOON FROM NOW ANYTIME SO STAY OUT OF BEFF. The year just open is beff close beff what is our problem come on we are in the new world my best advise is kneel down and pray. LETS build a bridge of love across the sea of hate we have children life is hard. Some of us we are unemployed group up together and show someone how to sew so maybe that person will open a sewing factory and save some unemployment instead we group up in beff. forget these ro ro and move on. How much money we gain in making beff, yet still at the end of the month we have bills to pay and those we bad talk they pay all their bills. So move on and be wise open all u eyes. happy new year to all.

  3. 4progress
    January 8, 2012

    Given that the PM seems to be embroiled in so many legal cases, does he really have time for PEOPLE and STATE affairs

  4. Met Yo
    January 7, 2012

    Once again, this is Tony doing what Tony does best and that is belching out his stinking lies, manipulation and trickery to see how many idiots he get to fall for it and repeat it.

    He knows fully well that some of these idiots bashing Thomson Fontaine are not aware of basic court procedures and rules, so he throws that nonesense out there to have them riding on it like complete fools.

    Tony knows, that they have no no no no intention of going forward with that case. He knows, that this case is dead even before it reach registery. This foolishness about cannot serve Fontaine is the first orchestrated step at killing their own case before it start.

    While this evil man is on air with his trickery, and while his idiots repeating his nonesense….they have yet to serve Q95 who is part of the suit. So all those idiots riding on Tony story, doh never wake up and ask allu self a question!

    HOW LONG? NOT LONG!

  5. listen
    January 7, 2012

    From the nature of the persons involved Dr Fountaine needs to take this threat “Dangerous game” very seriously.
    Report it to inter pol and the US law enforcement.
    These guys are mixed up in a very dangerous game. With very high stakes.
    Please be careful Doc.

    • Anonymous
      January 7, 2012

      doc is a damn chicken. he needs to go down to D.A if he wants to talk. suddenly he is staying away from D.A.

  6. wall street
    January 6, 2012

    THAT MAN REALLY TAKING POOR DOMINICANS FOR FOOLS,ALL THEM SHIT IS JUST LAUGHABLE NOT TO LONG AGO THE FRENCH WAS PLAYING HAD TO GET,THE STARING WZ WELL PROCTED AND GIVEN TASK FORCE PROTECTION IN ORDER THAT A SURMON NOT TO BE SERVED ON HIM.MR.LIAR YOUR DAY IS SOON COME YOU GOT TO PAY.BETTAR MUS COM SIR.

  7. sleek
    January 6, 2012

    as far as I can see fontaine not ready yet he should jump at the opportunity to get the truth out as early as possible.Tony have given him the opportunity.poor fontaine hope i wont look at you as a nonentity.

  8. Jaime Lewis
    January 6, 2012

    Does anyone know if Tony Astaphan is employed by the Government of Dominica, or by the Labor Party, or by the Prime Minister? Who pays his salary? Was he appointed? Was the job posted? Did other people apply for the position? Who did the hiring? What was the criteria for him getting the job?
    If he is a paid employee of the government of Dominica, then his salary should be a matter of public information and made available to the public. What is his hourly rate, and how much has he been paid in the last year? This is a legitimate question that should be answered by the public service commission or the finance department.

    • Anonymous
      January 6, 2012

      Tony is being paid the same amount of cash and other entitlement that Lennox Linton, Matt and Angelo get to be on Q95 each day and night.

      Tell the naion how Lennox, Matt and Angelo are being paid so that we all will know how much Tony Astaphan is being paid.

      • Someone
        January 7, 2012

        You are not making any sense- these are sensible questions posed by the individual- so keep your mouth shut….

  9. Dom
    January 5, 2012

    Tony, ride that straight to the bank. Make that money. All you got to do is keep representing Skeritt and there’ll be no shortage of cases for you to make money on.

    very good Mr.Fountaine, take a stand on corruption. We need more people to open their eyes and see

    Make that money tony!! they think you’re their buddy..

  10. for true
    January 5, 2012

    oh my DNO can you get any more entertaining – rotflmao

  11. eve
    January 5, 2012

    can someone plzzzzzzzzz tell TONY to SHUT UP?

  12. Roseau Valley
    January 5, 2012

    I wonder if this senior counselis sane. It wasn’t too long ago he was in court fighting tooth and nail for Roosevelt Skerrit to be exempted from giving evidence against himself, wh then he thinks it is ok and is the only action for Thomson Fontaine to provide them with an address. These scare tactics won’t work. With all the resources available to NJIC I thought that they would know Dr.Fontaine’s address for service, What about Substitute service by the court. Even J.Astaphan & co use substitutive services to take delinquent borrowers to court.Just observing the trend of events.

    • Anonymous
      January 6, 2012

      Tony needs to have the US Federal Animal called the Federal Marshal Service serve the document on Dr. Fontaine and pay the Marshall $10,000.00.

      Then Tony can later asked the Judge to award him court fees of US$10,000. 00 for service of document on Dr. Fontaine. Ofcourse many may think its ok to hide, but paying US$10,000 for something you would pay nothing for is something to consider.

      Dr. Fontaine is a person of many letters, but he should remember that his words must be “soft and sweet” just in case he has to eat them later on.

      Good luck Doctor play your silly game. You can’t hide from the long arm of the law.

      • 4progress
        January 8, 2012

        @aNON…Is that $10,000 to be paid by the TAXPAYERS or out the PM’s pocket, because whether you like it or not the DOC is winning the argument, not the PM. The PM, accountable to the people should state the facts and figures, if he has nothing to hide, thereby saving the TAXPAYERS Lawyer/Court fees

  13. Aye Dominique
    January 5, 2012

    They trying to serve Thompson Fontaine, but they are yet to find Earl Grant. They will go to the extreme to serve Fontaine in the US, but Earl Grant that can be charged for attempted double homicide, he is in the hiding, no one trying to find him.

    Thompson need to avoid them forever if this is what he is doing.

  14. Compere Tig
    January 5, 2012

    How comes you know where ce co was and you cannot find Dr Thompson Fontain

  15. Pedro
    January 5, 2012

    Tony believe he can stop Dr Fontaine from speaking to the Dominican people, but little do he knows that Dominicans is in full support of Dr fontaine. A true son of the soil.

    • anonymous
      January 7, 2012

      True son of the soil my ****. Lennox, Edison, Kon Kom. Ian and others, did not hide they stood up in Dominica and defended their position. Who won that is another story. Mr. Fontaine if he is a true Dominican must stop hiding in Washington and present himself in Dominica as a true son of the soil to expose the lies of Tony and Skerritt..

  16. Bob B
    January 5, 2012

    Apprantly, Thompson isn’t in a hurry to expose the PM with all the eveidence that he has….He gave the impression that he couldn’t wait to that but now he is hiding.

  17. January 5, 2012

    Dr Fontaine couldn’t get the email because when hotmail.com saw the email…. it said eeeewwwww that corrupt file can’t enter the U.S dAtabase lol….. :lol: :-P :lol:

    • Honestly
      January 5, 2012

      VERY AMUSING!

    • Bigbucks
      January 6, 2012

      hahaha good one..me likey

  18. Zandoli
    January 5, 2012

    WEY LAY LAY, CACA LAY LAY…EVERTYING in one WHOLE!!!!!!

    THE SMOKE MAKING THE RATS FLY OUT :))))

  19. WIKILEAKS
    January 5, 2012

    This case boils down to one theme. Thompson said the PM sold passport to a known Terrorist wanted by the UK, US, Euro etc.

    There is libel and slander case to prove that actually took place.

    Why are the opponents of Skerrit jumping for joy?

    What is the hoopla?

    I thouhgh these opposition forces would et their day in court to crucify the PM.

    Now is the time to do it…let’s rev up the engine and present the documents to “Truth to Power”.

    All of the jumping and haylaylay does nothing to you simpletons.

    Just remember Thompson Agenda is not yours.

    If the PM sold a passport to a known Terrorist it automtically becomes your agenda and Dominica’s agenda.

    We need Dominica to clear its name…not PM or Fontaine.

    And if Fontaine has a Dominica Agenda he would should present the truth to FBI, CIA and all other agencies.

    END OF STORY

    • Malatete
      January 5, 2012

      Wikileaks, show me where & when Dr. Fontaine said that?? Seriously, I would like to know. As I recall , the closest he came to that was saying:” it is reported that…..”. So please, put me right.

      • ????????
        January 6, 2012

        That is the new spin now; he didn’t say that? I thought he had all the evidence to back up his story?

  20. UPTOWN REBEL!!!.
    January 5, 2012

    What “dangerous game” is he playing, Tony?.
    You honestly think this whole mess, is a game?…You cannot just go around using words lightly you know.

    What really are you implying,or trying to achieve by all this?.

    You should know how the process works…The onus is on you,to serve the man…Send it certified mail to his address, or get a private server (off course you will have to pay),to serve him….Do you know his last known address?….

    What nonsense are you talking,stating that you are E-mailing him, asking him for a lawyer’s name….you don’t need a Lawyer’s name, in order to serve him….You know that.

    In my opinion,you are trying to manipulate the situation…You are being very disingenuous.
    One cannot try this case in a court of public opinion. Please stop putting the cart before the horse.

    I am quite sure the time will come when the name of DR.Fontaine’s Lawyer or Lawyers will be provided to you and your team…Don’t start the “recovery process” before its time…

    Please, stop the perversion. Lets keep the Law, and its due process pure, as we trod the path that leads to Justice.

    There are steps and due process,which one must follow: such as; “Answer and affirmative Defenses to Plaintiff’s complaint, Interrogatories, Defendant’s Responses and Objections to Plaintiff’s Interrogatories…etc…..

    C’mon, you are a Lawyer, for crying out loud,all these steps and procedures, must be followed before there can be a trial…And from the looks of things,I can say assuredly, there will not be an out of Court settlement…(by the way, how, and who is gong to “Mitigate Damages”?)….So you cannot just say….:well, “we are going to ask for a “speedy,or early trial”..

    This is a Civil Matter, and it has to do with the “Preponderance of Evidence” for the “trier of fact”. That,is quite a contrast with “beyond a reasonable doubt”,which is needed in a criminal matter….Much more reasons why Dr.Fontaine, must file a Counter-suit.

    If I am correct,I am quite sure that Dr.Fontaine is going to counter-sue…he has to…”Libel”, “Defamation of character”.”Slander”..etc.
    His Lawyer,or Lawyers will know what to do.

    I think you should relax, my friend, and let the process takes its due course….
    And by the way, why weren’t you so aggressive and vigilant in the Constitution Matter. Why didn’t you ask for a “speedy trial” then?…After all,wasn’t that of greater importance to the Country?…No?…I see what you mean.

    Profound Peace…and…All the best to all.

    UPTOWN REBEL!!!.

  21. A Voice
    January 5, 2012

    I always maintain the worst thing that ever happened to the young prime minister was Tony Astaphan.

    Whenever you are in a position of power and you surround yourself with ‘yes men’, then you start to feel invincible and untouchable, and then that is where you start having the creation of a monster.

    Hey, I am not saying that the PM is a monster, I am just drawing a reference.

    Our problem in Dominica is that we do not have a proper enough system of checks and balances.

    The very people who are suppose to be there doing the checking and balancing refuse to do their duty and go into parliament, so now it is left to private individuals in the diaspora to do the questioning for them. This in turn leaves avenues open for law suits and that is the situation we find ourselves in today.

    Anyways it still remains to see who is wrong and who is right, but there is definitely many questions that need being answered. And so far I haven’t seen the government running forward with answers to clear their good name.

    This leaves one to wonder….

    I watchin’ still!!!

    • Anonymous
      January 5, 2012

      I AGREE 1000 000%. Hence the reason why i leave them man party for them. This is no longer a Labour Party.

    • real possie
      January 5, 2012

      Thats the sad thing on here u all tend to blame every one for other people mistakes y blame tony the pm is a grown man he knows right from wrong.Thats why so much kids involve in crime i remember parents saying is tom my child following thats why he turned out bad thank GOD my mom never did that, i have friends that smoke i dont smoke to the young ones be a leader not a follower.

    • Huh?
      January 6, 2012

      What are you talking about? Fontane is running around avoiding papers, because he has no evidence and the CIA cannot help him in making some up.

      He is Lee Harvey Oswald … too late sucker.

      • True to DA
        January 6, 2012

        Too late for who?

      • What the?
        January 6, 2012

        Too late … he has been ‘had’.

  22. Mad as Hell
    January 5, 2012

    DNO why are you people giving this man so much coverage? Is the man the only person making news in Dominica? Every nonsense this man speaks you guys have to make a big story out of it.. You people have created this monster, ignore the impostor! You mean to tell me all you cannot get anything newsworthy to cover in Dominica besides Tony, murders, and who steal codfish in a store? Do a series on life in Dominica in 2012- or in the last ten years! Feature A STORY FROM EACH VILLAGE EVERY WEEK! STOP DUMBING DOWN THE NATION!

  23. ham
    January 5, 2012

    When Toney get men with balls really BIG BALLS to stand up to him, according to Pappy, “He is as soft as Ice cream”. Getting hot and red. Love you good, honest and learned DOCTOR FONTAINE the PATRIOT!

    • Jacky chan
      January 5, 2012

      Soft as Ice Cream literally.(lol) Does that mean he cyan even freeze up to make ice pop. Woy yoy yoy. So Tony fridge not working then. That is why the Horning Bird laughing while ice cream man was in PMH going mad.

      • Anonymous
        January 8, 2012

        haha this is too funny!

  24. Observer
    January 5, 2012

    The shoe is on the other foot now. In one instance PM Skerrit should be made to testify and confirm he has a French passport which he got as an adult and to declare the passport. So says those who brought him to court. The PM advisors championed his case for not testifying to avoid implicating himself. The complainant has to prove his/her case. That is the law of the land which we are all subjected to – PM or not. The complainants took to the airwaves and attacked the justice system to its very limit. They cried injustice, pM Skerrit controlling the judiciary etc etc.

    The tables have turned now. The Senior Counsel is in court again and he has requested a local contact number/address for service of the papers to Dr. Fontaine. Dr. Fontaine despite his contiued bravado is hiding in another jurisdiction where he knows the papers cannot be served unless the local court so approve. I do not see too much of a difference in the stance taken by the PM in October and that by Dr. Fontaine in December/January. In both instances, the resppondents are clinging on to the basic principle in law and that is they should not assist the petitioners in succesfully taking court action against them. SUCH A POSTION IS THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO HAVE THE PETITONER SWEAT TO PROVE HIS CASE. Why then should such a position be wrong then (against PM Skerrit) and right now (against Thompson)or right then and wrong now? Are we listening to oursleves? Mr. Astaphans knows what he must do. He does not have to wait on any junior counsel to advise him. Stop complaining. Mr. Astapahans should take a leaf from Alick Lawrence who works silently and effectively away from the glare of the media even when the media has attempted to entice him to speak. Thompson on the other hand must know that if he intends to file a counter law-suit, he cannot do it from Washington. He must come here and file the papers locally in our courts – unless of course I do not understand the system. Dr. Fontaine, it is a shame that you have openly stated that you and other Dominicans in the diaspora intend to bring international pressure on Dominica – oops it is not Skerrit, or so you think. It is Dominica that you are seeking to hurt – no matter how you look at it. Every Dominican must denounce and cry foul on all such moves by Dominicans to embarass Dominica. I suppose for some the end justify the means. My God help us!

    • Papa Dom
      January 5, 2012

      It will take too long to answer to this foolishness.

      • January 5, 2012

        I agree that is one of the most nonsencencial comments made why try to educate this person, wasnt it the same Skerritt who for weeks upon weeks that were avoiding been serve a sumon for court do you remember what happened so give me a brake

      • Huh?
        January 6, 2012

        Because you don’t have the capacity I take it?

  25. Vanessa
    January 5, 2012

    I realised that Dominica has many lawyers with no formal legal training, thus the constant lack of understanding of the law and or its practises

    Of course, parties to legal proceedings and their lawyers can ask each other for addresses and proof of addresses to effect service. It doesn’t mean that a law suit throws out all rules of professional ethics.

    Infact, my company sues the government, and many a times, i’m forced to call other counsel and ask for an address for service.

    Some Dominicans either need to line up for law school and stop watching these legal TV shows, mainly American, or use soem more common sense.

    • Anonymous
      January 5, 2012

      Well said from council to council but not from defendant to council.

    • Papa Dom
      January 5, 2012

      you fall in the same category, bush lawyer. Who is to say that what you are saying is correct? Are you a real lawyer?

    • @ Vanessa
      January 6, 2012

      Better yet, if Astaphan knows Fountaine’s address in the US, why does he [Astaphan] not file an application to serve the papers out of the jurisdiction. I have not doubt the court will grant this as Fountaine does not have local counsel.

    • Vanessa
      January 6, 2012

      It goes to reason that you’d think not from defendant to counsel…but that is practised in the legal world. It might not in your little brain makes sense, but you’d be surprised what happens between parties to a case and even counsel for parties to a case. Everything is based on circumstances.

      And since Fontaine has been pleading for his day in court, he should gladly welcome it!

      In your pea brain, it might not make sense…but based on comments here… many legal concepts do not make sense to you guys.

      And @ Papa Dom – your name says that you are the father of it…so i won’t say naything else to you.

      At least – I HAVE THE LEGAL TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS TO MAKE LEGAL ASSESSMENTS AND COMMENTS.

  26. ??????
    January 5, 2012

    when it was the pm he was right not 2 show his pasport 2 the court. it was said the other side had 2 prove their case. well sr. lawer should now wat 2, do 2 serve Dr fountaine.stop complaining and do your job sr. lawer. after all u are the sr. lawer.

  27. True to DA
    January 5, 2012

    Anyone who knows the location where the DA patriots will be meeting in Washington, DC please post an address or a link so myself and all of the other patriots can attend. This foooooolishness has got to come to an end in DA. Let’s brainstorm some ideas so we can prayerfully put an end to this madness.

    • Huh?
      January 6, 2012

      You are right … protest at that meeting to shut the F up.

      It is madness and should end. Patriots? Huh … CIA stooges. The CIA are notorious for leaving their stooges in the lurch. Wait until Matt sees the truth and not a fabricated version … he will go white like his buddies ion the CIA who want the Caribbean to be under their power and not free.

  28. True to DA
    January 5, 2012

    I know exactly where he hangs out at a club on route 29 in Silver Spring MD from 8-11:59 am Monday thru Wednesday, then from 12:00 p.m. to 3:48 p.m. he catches the MARC train to Lexington market in Baltimore MD…close enough the where the INS office is on South Charles street…, then his wife picks him up and they spend some time together near the Waterfront in Washington, DC eating at a fancy seafood restaurant near Maine Avenue, before he cathches a cab to the Blue Line Train to Arlington Cemetary near the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where he spends the night to hide from you Counsel Astaphan. Inbox me and we can arrange for a pick up of the documents and I will be more than happy to serve him for you. I am a true Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia alley cat and even if he is hiding under the 3rd street tunnel in the middle of rush hour I can jay walk to the other side via the 14th street bridge near the Washington Monument to find him for you.

    IS THAT THE BEST YOU CAN DO MR. ASTAPHAN? Look if you want to get in battle you need to know how to gear up with proper equipment. Go home to your Mansion in St. Aroma (did I spell that correctly)
    DNO: I WOULD LIKE MY COMMENT POSTED PLEASE

    • ?????
      January 5, 2012

      Toney is finally being jeered.Nothing last for jeer.Ha! Ha! Ha! Go on Kairi and cry now Toney.

    • Dubique767
      January 6, 2012

      I came here to post a comment, but after reading yours, and feeling the blade of your humor and sarcasm, I raise my hat to your comments. Funny as hell. I will be your look-out while your cross at the 3rd street tunnel.

  29. 4u2c
    January 5, 2012

    GOOD Will over come EVIL!! No Matter how long and how hard you hide evil, GOOD will ALWAYS WIN!!

    • Reader
      January 5, 2012

      Haha! Keep telling yourself that. Only on t.v. my friends; only on t.v

  30. CIA on the watch
    January 5, 2012

    Senior Counsel are you for real? Why is Dr. Thompsom Fountain the one to provide you with a lawyer for him to be served, you are the one suing it is your responsibility senior counsel to find your rep in washington to serve the man, come on, in your own language/phrase total hug wash, if you want to serve the man he can be served, dr. fountain would be foolish to do your work for you.

  31. DA4real
    January 5, 2012

    Well Thompson if the lawyer say you are not responding to an email to find the lawyer and address to serve you, it appears that he does not know where to find you so since you are using Q95, I think that is a good medium to get the information across to Tony Astaphan so all will have proof that you have provided such information and you are ready to go on. U usually call Q95 to spread your news so call Q95 to provide the information to serve you. YOu are not in Dominica where everyone know where you are so you are the one that needs to provide the information. I wonder why he is no longer with the IMF.

    • .
      January 5, 2012

      Did the PM use Kairi and DBS when he had to be served? You hypocrite.
      Go wonder why the PM cannot face the people who put him in office to serve them.It’s none of your da-business why he is not at the IMF.

    • Anonymous
      January 5, 2012

      He is not with the IMF because he resigned you idiot

      • Disapointed
        January 5, 2012

        @ Anonymous Did Thompson really resign or his contract was not renewed? Was he a tenued employee with the IMF?

      • DA4real
        January 6, 2012

        Glad that because you knew he resigned you are smart and I am an idiot. Resignation is not the only reason why people are no longer with companies, I guess he published it on Q95 for you to hear. You need to take more care of yourself. So I wonder why he resigned. Hoep you have the answer.

    • Compere Tig
      January 5, 2012

      you too stupid
      why should he do tony work for him

    • Tutut
      January 6, 2012

      @DA4REAL..Why would you wonder why he is no longer with the IMF? He wasn’t fired nah. He resigned which is common practice for many persons who feel they have reached their maxim in certain positions. FBI AGENTS,CIA, MILITARY, IMF, WB etc official do that all the time. You all need to read more and inform yourselves before jumping on ignorance.Professionals do that all the time and go into private consultancy, work for other companies etc.This is not Dominica where people have limited mobility, or fear loosing their jobs. When people are comfortable in their life management they can make those moves.Deal with the issues!

  32. Anonymous
    January 5, 2012

    I’m not for the selling of our passport but if Thomson has something to say he should come DA

    • What the?
      January 6, 2012

      AMEN

    • aaa
      January 6, 2012

      just like when all you PM have something to say he should come out and say it

  33. January 5, 2012

    Dr i know you have the medication for these fobbed out DLP fictitious remanded team. from tonys regimentation.

  34. LOOKING FROM OUTSIDE
    January 5, 2012

    Ladies and gentlemen I am of the view that the road has come to an end for Mr.Fontaine.

    This is a guy that kept saying all over the radio he would like to have his day in court and now he can not provide a legal or do not want to provide an address for counsel in Dominica or the caribbean for his day in court.

    The people on this board that think he can escape this legal brief are only fooling themselves. Now Mr.Fontaine will we be stop on entry to Dominica at any port of entry to be serve his documents.

    Further the plaintiff (PM Skeritt) can now ask a judge to stop his travel out of dominica because he is a flight risk.

    It is now time for Mr.Fontaine to tell the world via a Dominican court that he has documentary evidence to prove the PM sold passport to a criminal and the monies was not sent to the Government of Dominica’s consolidate funds.

    Freedom of speech does not give anyone the latitude to tarnish anyone name. Therefore when one make a statement it must to in good standings and honesty.

    No amount of I love Dr.Fontaine,I know him all my life,he is an educated guy or that he is doing this for the love of Dominica, can be accepted as professional support,but as statements of blind support with no understanding of the legal situation facing the Doctor.

    People must also understand the court of law is the only place where one can try to get the truth and justice.

    I therefore ask Mr.Fontaine to make himself available to give the truth on this statement, he claims that has place Dominica name in bad light.

    I hope he will be of great help to us Dominican to bring the truth to light.

    • ....................
      January 5, 2012

      Go throw you garbage in a toilet, your LAZY,PARO, accomplished IDIOT!

      • What the?
        January 6, 2012

        ha ha ha … that is all I say to that … rot.

    • JIM
      January 5, 2012

      @ LOOKING FROM OUTSIDE: Go and look in the cabinet and turn over the corrupt table of lies,deceipt,dishonesty,unpatriotism,corruption,thievery,etc,
      and then get back to us.
      LOVE YOU DOCTOR FONTAINE.

      • What the?
        January 6, 2012

        You guys … NOBODY wanted your Government and now you sit here making ugliness your only politics.

        Get an agenda/manifesto and then come here.

        Ugly hate only breeds ugly hate. Useless.

    • hmmm
      January 5, 2012

      everytime i try to make some sense of something there is always something more ridiculous which supercedes.
      Why should Thomson provide his address for them to serve him. It is the same way I did not think the PM should show them his passport as evidence against himself. It is up to T.A to serve Thomson however. He should have obtain the address before making this a sideshow.

    • Rabbit Ears
      January 5, 2012

      When you hear people talking, make sure you understand what they say before you repeat it. What does being a flight risk have to do with this case? This is a civil matter between two individuals. The man is not seeking bail for a criminal offece.

    • 4progress
      January 5, 2012

      Is DA now rule by a dictator. Where is the right of Dominicans Home and Abroad to question the actions of their PM.
      The PM was elected to office by the people therefore he is accountable to the people. There has to be a proper place/time where people can raise questions, their concerns and voice their opinions without fear of prosecution. That is DEMOCRACY.
      WHAT NEXT..ARREST PEOPLE FOR TALKING

      • MEDIATOR
        January 6, 2012

        Hats out to you comment. I posted something similar earlier in the week. This is not a good path for Dominica when one can no longer express themselve verbally or raise concern about the government without fear. Dominica in my opinion is on it’s way to a one party country which spells dictaorship. Nothing against the PM but I believe in Democracy. If the Dominican public have concerns about you or your party integrity, ethics ect just face them and clear yourselves.

      • What the?
        January 6, 2012

        If Fontane has evidence … get on with it … shout it loud … nobody will stop him … if he does not … he cannot keep saying he has …

        It is funny how so many of you guys want to see Dominica suffer just because your party not in power.

        Come to DA Dr F … if you have the balls.

        That is all.

  35. Anonymous
    January 5, 2012

    Tony this is a new one you are presenting your Law suit it is your responsibility to serve the documents on Dr Fontaine he does not have toi co operate with you and if he does he can do this on his own terms which brings to mind, is this a a matter where jurisdiction is an issue?Is there any lawyer in the house please clarify. Dr Fontaine hold your ground and do not tell this clown what information you have. He is obviously fishing for info.This is a scare tatic.

  36. T
    January 5, 2012

    FOR ALL LOVERS OF DOMINICA
    We should listen to the patriots on Saturday night at 9.30 .. We need all hands on deck to save Dominica from the path on which it is. I LOVE THE GOOD DOCTOR.

    • What the?
      January 6, 2012

      A patriot would not want to drag Dominica through the gutter just because they don’t like the way we vote.

      You must accept and move along. Create a winning manifesto and maybe it will be your time.

      Insulting every Dominican is NOT a patriotic act.

      When you say we the PM sell passports to known terrorist you drag us all through the sewer.

      This will not be true you know that? And them what? Saying PM is gay next? Or a Neo Nazi? … where do you stop? Nowhere it seems.

      Yet we did not vote for you.

  37. Anonymous
    January 5, 2012

    You are suing me and I must supply you with information as to how to find me so you can effect service. Total Nonsense, Absoulte Rubbish.

    • Cerberus
      January 5, 2012

      Let me state that I’m not a lawyer. However, myaybe legally trained minds can answer these two questions for me:

      – is it normal for a lawsuit to be distributed to the press before it is served on the defendant? And even if this practice is permissible in’t there the danger that this action may render it nul-and-void because it may be deemed to prejudice the fair outcome of a trial?
      – Are the U.S.A. obliged to automatically recognize a suit, issued under foreign jurisdiction, to be served on one of its citizens, especially so if the alleged
      offence took place on U.S. territory?

      I genuinely don’t know and would be happy to be educated on these points.

    • Observer
      January 5, 2012

      Is this a deja vue situation? I do not think so. But those of us who condemned the Senior Counsel for his stance on whether PM Skerit should or should not testify in the dual citizenship matter for fear of implicating himself under oath are now singing the same tune of the Senior Counsel. Esentially we are saying that Thompson should not provide a local ocntact agent in this matter, but PM Skerrit should have been compelled to testify in a court matter against him. When will it all end? When will we see things from a national perspective and leave out the crass partisan issues?

      • Anonymous
        January 5, 2012

        This is not standard operating procedures you dont ask a man for his address to send him a law suit,instead you file the documents in the country where the man lives and the court sends him a summon to appear.Who knows if the Dr’s address will not be used in the media and cause him a security problem?

    • 4progress
      January 5, 2012

      Just maybe, that is Tony’s way of retracting his steps. He realises the the action taken or statement made were wrong or going no where, he then has to find a reason for not proceeding with the case

      • Malatete
        January 6, 2012

        …and yet, justify his fees? Very smart!

  38. ME
    January 5, 2012

    To me something does not make much sense, but as the brilliant Dr. you are Please Go and fight hard to make US put embargo on us, more misery on us, while u enjoy the sweet life of the US
    I think u all are just not using your heads, the affairs of my country is should be dealt with at IN MY COUNTRY BUT IF U DON’T really care about Dominicans go right on,
    I mean i hardly hear about bigger things that happen in St Lucia, Trinidad, Barbados and all them other Countries but all my business have to go ON D road.

    • 4progress
      January 5, 2012

      If talking nonsense like your self is using “your brain”, i am happy not to be using mind

    • River Street
      January 5, 2012

      Go read some current affairs. Smart. A$#$.

    • Good Lord
      January 6, 2012

      Yes this is true. sad days indeed. I wish that these patriots would actually care about Dominica and not just their own interest.

      This is all about the power struggle between the USA and the emerging states such as China and Venezuela for influence in the Caribbean.

      These CIA stooges (Patriots hah) are being used and they are blissfully unaware and happy to be used.

      NOBODY wins when you play with the CIA … only the USA.

  39. Asterix
    January 5, 2012

    That is the most ridiculous statement I’ve heard coming from a man who is supposed to be a senior lawyer. How can you be asking the man you intend to sue to provide you with his lawyers name and address so that you can serve him? You are the one sueing him so you should know how to serve him. When you astaphans served Lennox and Angelo re the GON Emmanuel matter they were discussing on Q95 did you ask them for the names of their lawyer? When the balif wanted to serve skerrit did anyone ask him for the name of his lawyer? By the way his lawyer is the same astaphans so why did you tony not accept it on his behalf? Furthermore as far as I remember Thomson was a close associate of the labour party and so I would beleive that there are those within your ranks who would know thomsons address.

  40. Rabbit Ears
    January 5, 2012

    Everybody pledging support, but how many of you would put your hands in your pockets and send him money if he need financial support?

    • him
      January 5, 2012

      MANY OF US.

      • Rabbit Ears
        January 5, 2012

        That’s a damn lie. Dominicans love to talk a lot, but when it comes to donating their money, everybody jigging back like quibbish.

      • Huh?
        January 6, 2012

        NOT … MANY OF US.

        Correction.

  41. Wrong is wrong
    January 5, 2012

    Remember your history my people. Do you all remember the DAYS OF SLAVERY? Do you all remember the atrocities, humiliation, the dehumanizing nature of the SLAVE TRADE? Today, hundredes of years later, our people are still enslaved, although the enslavement is not the chattel type, but a new form that controls the mind and make zombies of some.

    Communities of people are subjected to manipulations, trickery, mendicancy by a FEW with POWER in power. Scare tactics again? Case filed so shut up? Is so then? Fontaine and many, many other Dominicans Fear No More. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

    Didn’t the courts encounter problems serving Skerritt on island his notice re. the dual citizenship case?

    Fear no more Fontaine. They thought your fence was so low that they could easily jump over it. They underestimate the wisdom of true patriots. How could a nation allow so FEW to control the lives of so MANY?

    Mental Slavery persists and many in our Dominican society have aligned themselves with those with “influence and power”, money, assets and would defend that class irrespective of what. Country comes LAST for them.

    • anonymous2
      January 5, 2012

      Time to stand up.

    • Huh?
      January 6, 2012

      Slavery? Good lord. These ‘patriots’ want to make us slaves to the USA and not the free people we are now.

      We are free to choose our investors and free to speak our minds … and free NOT to vote UWP.

      Slavery is only in our minds now. It is past … it is not here, we are not slaves we are a free people … let us remember that when we are trying to sell our future to the USA and CIA.

      Where does 80% of our crime come from? Drugs … where does that drug market come from … the USA … who is bringing guns? the USA.

      Make them drugs legal (in the USA since they love them so much) and we will have no crime here again.

  42. January 5, 2012

    Time will tell ……..

  43. SOUL QUEEN
    January 5, 2012

    OK Thompson, you received no e-mail. If you are for truth to power just state the name of your lawyers or where papers can be served. Put your money where your mouth is.

    • !!!.
      January 5, 2012

      Utter rubbish!…Are you that gullible?..

    • Anonymous
      January 5, 2012

      Dr Fontaine the court can ask you to give your address but not Tony he knows in a matter of days he and Skerrit will be looking for new jobs as the court must find him guilty of contesting while holding a forign passport contrary to the constitution the highest law of the land

    • bb
      January 6, 2012

      why cant they get on a plane and take it to him

  44. apache
    January 5, 2012

    very good.you get an A.all of you whether DLP or UWP.run all you mouth. right now there is a site where you can criticise openly hiding behind computer.all you all are doing is dragging Dominica in the gutter.first time all you see progress so and it get you berserk.when UWP will come to power opposition supporters will do the same.bunch of idiots we are.you all are doing no good to the image of DA.opposition or party in power.make me walk with my head high.we are rapidly becomming the laughing stalk of the caribbean.thank you

    • JIM
      January 5, 2012

      You have puffed out a lot of hot air, but you said nothing.Go Back And Come Again.

    • 4progress
      January 5, 2012

      Your head may be high, but it is still in the sand

  45. %
    January 5, 2012

    At last this Toney has encountered a Dominican man with TWO BALLS that can stant up to his garbage.. I RESPECT YOU DOCTOR. You have my full support.

    • Malatete
      January 5, 2012

      Looks like Tony has found his match…! He’ll go down fighting and cursing though, because he knows no other way. I’ll sit on the sideline and watch the spectacle.

    • ????????
      January 5, 2012

      He doesn’t have two balls; he has four and has your FOOL SUPPORT.

      • %
        January 5, 2012

        @??? Go to school and learn to spell. Your RED IDIOT AND NINCOMPOOP! When an idiot is red he is really one you know>

      • Malatete
        January 5, 2012

        Four balls? Very interesting. No wonder the man spews so much testosterone. But seriously, wouldn’t that give a problem with keeping one’s balance?

    • sleek
      January 6, 2012

      two balls where in his butt let him make his self available to bring his facts

  46. Ped Xing
    January 5, 2012

    Determination of Extraditability is curtailed by the thin line between Freedom of Speech and Defamation of Character.

  47. patriot
    January 5, 2012

    RUN,RUN AS FAR AS YOU CAN THOMPSON SKERRO WILL CATCH YOU.

    (FUGITIVE ON THE LOOSE)

    WE CHECKING EVERY CABAL HOLE IN THE US.

    • eee
      January 5, 2012

      Hope you and your Skerrit catch Sico/Seco first.HE IS REALLY ON THE RUN. Good morning to MR GON EMMANUEL AND HIS WIFE.

    • Disgusted
      January 5, 2012

      Don’t forget to look for Secko to!! Please! I beg!

  48. angel
    January 5, 2012

    so we the people on our country called Dominica should just sit back and let the PM and tony do whatever to this country allot of question need to be answered that lawsuit wont change a thing.The PM and his people are trying their best to stop people from talking but its not working if the PM knew this wasn’t true he would just sweep the matter under the carpet like he always do but this story holds merit and truth that’s why they are threatening with a lawsuit

  49. January 5, 2012

    Y dont fountan pack up n come to dominica to open up his mouth….y is he in Washington lambasing his country….who said that we want fountain to speak on behalf of us who is out here …..having a Dr infront your name just means that u r educated that doesnt mean u smart…n there r quite a few of us out here who have Dr infront our name…does that mean we should just jump into the media and run our mouth…when we r not even making a contribution to our country

    • ?????
      January 5, 2012

      @ 2 cents.Man?Woman go and hide your 2 cents under your pillow. Did you get it from the RED CLINIC? No wonder you are so lazy, and failing to see the destruction of Dominica that is happening by this government under your two red eyes.
      The honest doctor is trying to save his country,but you are so da- blind you won’t see.

  50. Dvt
    January 5, 2012

    DNO u cannot refer to the man by his first name. Please correct

  51. jane
    January 5, 2012

    from where i am sitting you all have life to sweet in dominica thats why you all keep stirring up trouble where there is none. these people want power and they will do anything necessary to get it then when they get that position all they do is waste and add more corruption. when the UWP had their chance all they did was corruption i was a victim myself. those were the real dark days in dominica. People the world is getting harder every day we need to stop this crap and concentrate on how we are going to remain competitive in this global village and stop fighting amongst ourselves because we will not survive. we in dominica have good leaders just be grateful for that where i live now i wish skerrit was in charge here life would be better indeed. ron green has dual citizenship he ran for many more terms than these two guys edy and some others are the same so shut up please and give a good thing a chance.

    • eee
      January 5, 2012

      There was absolutely no corruption during the reign of the UWP.No body can prove this in court. On the contrary people are having to pay money for accusing the UWP OF CORRUPTION.
      You are lucky in your blogg you did not mention anyone’s name. YOU ARE SO SMART. YOU WOULD HAVE TO PAY $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

    • BRING IT ON !!!
      January 5, 2012

      hush bobol jane from where you sit how many bobol did you make to be sitting there? how many time you marry n remarry i guess you were looking for the truth eh ok hus let us find the truth stay where you are

  52. eve
    January 5, 2012

    can someone tell TONY to just SHUT UP???????????

  53. Anonymous
    January 5, 2012

    so when the shoe on the other foot it does really squeeze hard… hehe de pm in da and he cldn’t even be served..

  54. Anonymous
    January 5, 2012

    People have an absolute right to investigate their government, to ask questions, and to get answers. So, I’m not sure what wrong has been done here?

    • Patriot
      January 5, 2012

      I agree totally that “the people have a right to ask questions and get answers”. However, no citizen has the right to make unfounded false accusations against another citizen the Prime Minister included. It is NOT right to spread false rumours and innuendo which has absolutely no basis in fact. Thompson must be held accountable for his actions!

      • Me
        January 5, 2012

        Prove Dr. Fontaine wrong then, you seems to have the facts. Such ignorance pisses me off. You think the government can’t do wrong? Stop being brainwashed people – be open. Let the government show us the details of passpart and the revenue derived from it. How complicated is that? Seems complicated when there is corruption involved.

      • patriot
        January 5, 2012

        I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU

        WELCOME TO THE PATRIOT FAMILY

      • 4progress
        January 5, 2012

        @ Patriot….Check your response to @Me. are you sure you following the points of view made or is your brain in your hands. Your brain does not seem to know what your figures are doing

      • MEDIATOR
        January 6, 2012

        I beg to differ with you Patriot. President Obama was accuse of not being born in the US. He didn’t go to court nor did he sue anyone. Instead he provided them with his birth certificate. During his run for office people against him went as far as calling him a terrorist. Some of their slogans read OBAMA OSAMA and alot more thing worst than the PM is being accused of. He did not sue, he just cleared his name. I never hear of a Government sueing a citizen

    • Malatete
      January 5, 2012

      Deja vu! Takes one back to PJ days when they tried to muzzle people also. Ask Charlo what happened all those years ago! I had hopes that we had learned from that experience.

  55. Met Yo
    January 5, 2012

    A round of a applause for this news report. I can see the change around here. Previously, you would have heard all of Tony nonesense, allowing all the ignorance to flow under the comment section. But today, we hear Tony and right away we see Fountaine reaction.

    That’s the kinda thing I like to see!

    Good Job Tim!

    • Look It
      January 5, 2012

      so so so so so so so true! It was about time things changed up around here. Fair reporting and enough of those young inexperienced reporters pushing their political agenda!

  56. CuCuM
    January 5, 2012

    Keep on your resoluteness Dr Fontaine. I respect your no shut up attitude. I see you as an honest person,you have a lot of support, and i have deep respect for you sir as a real patriot and Lover of country. HAPPY 2012.
    FROM CuCuM

  57. observing dominican
    January 5, 2012

    i will be listening by the WILL OF GOD!!

  58. ??
    January 5, 2012

    It is clear that Thompson is not prepared to go to court and that is why he continues to play cat and mouse. Thompson, like Lennox and others, are abusing the airways to spread their propaganda but time will tell. Thompson realizes that he has nothing to take to court. That’s why he continues to hide behind a telephone somewhere in Washington DC. He needs to stop playing games and go to court like a man with the evidence that he has.

    • ....................
      January 5, 2012

      Stop being a clown.Dig the wax from your two lared ears,and listen to the patriot Dr Fontaine. He will help you to be less ignorant and to love your country.
      You are so stupid you dont even know the PM right here in Dominica could not be served,after countless attempts. GIVE THE DOCTOR A BREAK!

  59. DUST
    January 5, 2012

    Come on DNO Give us more news… The site is just not what it use to be…DOnt get complacent…

    Its a new year improve improve improve!!!

    • 1979 8)
      January 5, 2012

      I said the same thing lately…..

  60. Looking in
    January 5, 2012

    What type of game are you playing Tony? You think everyone is supposed to be scared of you and the PM when the term Law Suit is being used freely? Ahh come on…. Dr Fountaine is a man of intelligence he knows better than to be scared of you and your looks.
    Time Will Tell

  61. .
    January 5, 2012

    This case is a scare tactic,A SHUT YOUR MOUTH TACTIC.. Keep your stance Dr. I am on your side all the way.

  62. Gee
    January 5, 2012

    We should really stop selling our passports!!

    All the other side shows I have no interest in them!!

    • lightbulb
      January 5, 2012

      everybodyy ” sells” passports. The manner in which it is being done is the issue.

      • Malatete
        January 5, 2012

        As your mentor would say “Lightbulb”: show us the evidence!!

      • River Street
        January 5, 2012

        Did your mother ever tell you don’t do what everybody is doing?

    • 1979
      January 5, 2012

      at the very least we should!

  63. %
    January 5, 2012

    I am looking forward to the press conference on Saturday night, from the patriots.My support is with you all! I will be a listener.

  64. the eye
    January 5, 2012

    8)

  65. CuCuM
    January 5, 2012

    LOVE YOU DR Fontaine..Keep your stance, you have overwhelming support at home. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU DOCTOR!
    FROM CuCuM

    • Anonymous
      January 5, 2012

      is dert cucum will sue u eh..hope u have cucum fee ready…

    • Hmmmmm
      January 5, 2012

      Ha ha ha ….some body want cucumber to get a heart attack man!!! lol

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