Foreign Minister demands apology, compensation from two journalists, Opposition Leader

Baron said she will no longer be silent on the matter

Foreign Affairs Minister, Francine Baron, has written to talk show hosts Matt Peltier and Angelo Allen, as well as Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton for reportedly ‘defaming her character’ in relation to US$10,ooo she received in Malaysia while she was Dominica’s High Commissioner in London.

She is also demanding US$10,000 from each of the three in the matter, which will go to a charity of her choice.

“I have today issued a letter to Lennox Linton, Matt Peltier, Angelo Alleyne, and West Indies Communications Enterprise the owners of Q95 where I have demanded an apology from them for defaming my character,” Baron said on Tuesday. “I am of the view also that I am entitled to significant damages for this sustained campaign, much more than Checko was recently ordered to pay, but I do not want one black cent from them, instead I have asked them to pay the same USD10,000 that they were so concerned about, to a Dominican Charity of my choice.”

She said over the past months, she has been the target of a sustained campaign by Peltier, Alleyne and Linton and others, aided and abetted by Q95 to damage her reputation.

“They have alleged that I received a cheque of USD10,000 while in Malaysia for a Dominica Disaster Development Fund and that I misappropriated those funds for my own use. This is a very serious allegation which has led to calls by some persons for me to be arrested and investigated by the police,” she said. “I had hoped that common sense would have prevailed and that people would have realized that I could not possibly have cashed a cheque that was not made out in my name and further that they would have done even a cursory internet cheque to verify the existence of the organisation referenced on the cheque and to contact that organisation to determine whether they received those funds.”

Baron explained that while she was Dominica’s High Commissioner in the UK, she was asked to represent the Government at a function being held in Malaysia to celebrate Dominica’s Independence.

“I arrived in Malaysia on the 2nd, participated in the function on the 3rd and left the next day to return to London,” she stated. “At that function I symbolically accepted a check from the KB Foundation made out to the Dominica National Disaster and Development Fund, the (DNDDF). This is an amalgamation of a number of Dominican Associations in the UK and it is a registered Charity established since 1991. I am neither a Member or entitled to any benefit from that Charity. As soon as I returned to London I informed the Secretary of the Charity of the donation to them and asked them to contact the Foundation to have the funds transferred to them. I am informed that the Charity has since received those funds.”

Baron accepting the check in Malaysia

She stated that Linton and others on Q95 have been repeating false allegations about her under the false pretense of the public need to know.

“However not once have they sought to contact me to ask me about this cheque, They never once contacted the High Commission in London, they never sought to contact the Charity. If anyone Googles that name they will find all of the contact information of the Trustees of that Charity. They never contacted them,” Baron stated. “The representatives of that Charity came to Dominica in September, 2015 after Tropical Storm Erika and made a public donation to the Red Cross of $65,000 and a container of supplies valued at £15,000. This was reported on the front page of the Chronicle of 9th October, 2015. These people who were so interested in what happened to Dominica’s money, made no attempt to contact the representatives of the Charity and ask them one question about that cheque. You should ask them why. Because it is not about telling the truth, it is not about gathering the facts.”

She said that “the practice has arisen in Dominica where people feel empowered to make all sorts of baseless allegations against others without providing any proof of what they say.”

Baron noted that while freedom of speech is enjoyed in Dominica, that freedom comes with responsibilities and when it is abused, there are consequences.

“I will not stay silent anymore on this issue,” she remarked.

See Baron’s letter to Linton below and documents concerning the donation.

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186 Comments

  1. Anthony P. Ismael
    February 23, 2017

    Francine Baron is employed by the tax payers of the commonwealth of Dominica. She works for us. Any and every citizen has a right to know her whereabouts what monies were given to us to help with disaster recovery. That is a reasonable request. These Labor employees act like Dominica belongs to them and it doesn’t. This government is a pathological bunch. They lied about night landing. They lied about the Moroccan Guest House that is yet to finish. We’re exporting over 1 million pounds of fish annually, yet not one statistic or spread sheet was presented when these outrageous statements were published. We must just take Drigo’s word and Francine’s word as the gospel truth. When they speak we must all remain quiet. If you do not want public questioning and scrutiny, then retreat to private practice or better yet, go and crawl underneath a rock and stay there! A Law Degree doesn’t make you a God. You are a public servant and you report to us!

  2. Yes ah
    February 22, 2017

    Friday 29 february dosent exist this year…….so next leap year..remind them…smh

    • Dominik
      February 23, 2017

      Linton has time to reply. Take your time. Get the facts and respond

  3. Frank Talker
    February 22, 2017

    This government is fraught with dishonesty. It has become so bad, that even when they may be telling the truth, we do not believe them. I can now better understand why there is indeed a case for their resignation.

  4. Politics of Truth
    February 22, 2017

    Linton wants “proof” of what he said about the Senator? Interesting. The Senator may not have quoted the allegations made but she identified the nature of the allegation made by Linton and others. Also,Linton said he was only asking questions. Well he said he was only asking Kieron Pinard Byrne questions too. The Senator’s letter was her first move. If there is no positive response, her attorneys will write and set out the specific and actual allegations and place them in quotations. And the claim when filed will, as in every defamation case, contain with precision the exact allegations made by Linton and others. But Linton knows what he said, and in time he will find out whether Senator Baron is serious. I can give him a hint now, she is very serious!

    They like to defame people and when they are caught the run and claim that they were only asking questions.

    • Toto
      February 22, 2017

      I would not want to employ someone like Francine for my lawyer. first of all she can not get her dates right and secondly her allegation of defamation is based on hearsay, which she should know is not admissible in court.

  5. DomiChina
    February 22, 2017

    But Honorable Baron
    Couple more things…

    Are these actually donations, or payments for goods and services

    and,

    Why would there be a fund set up all the way in England or Malaysia or India, and the Government is making payments into that fund, and then for the administrators of that fund to “Donate” to the people of Dominica in times of emergency.

    This government is continuously belittling the people of Dominica and is making it appear that the people cannot administer their own resources.

  6. non ya business
    February 22, 2017

    I read the story above and I seem to recall Ms. Baron stating that the people got there money and that she only took a picture with the BIG CHEQUE WHICH BY THE WAY IS NOT THE REAL CHEQUE.

  7. The Eel
    February 22, 2017

    Massacre! I knew some day some one would get it right Accountability. You cannot run a business by phone worst a country. Start with the Hospital.

  8. Writing of Elijah the prophet
    February 22, 2017

    Sister Francine Baron, I realize you need some serious prayer so I just want to know that I just added you on my prayer list along with our dear brother Roosevelt Skerrit. I want both of you to that I am praying the words of Elijah the prophet, over you everyday. His word were in a letter to king Jehoram found in 2 Chronicles 21:12-15, shortly after Jehoram had brutally murdered his 6 brothers, just to make sure there was no one to replace him as king, as wicked as he was. My prayer for you and Skerrit is in verses 14 &15 of 2nd chronicles 21.

    14. Behold, with a great plague will the LORD smite thy people, and thy children, and thy wives, and all thy goods:

    15 And thou shalt have great sickness by disease of thy bowels, until thy bowels fall out by reason of the sickness day by day.

  9. February 22, 2017

    Dominicans want to know where and how the money which is received , made by passport selling or any other money which comes in the gov’t’s hand is spent or saved in order to be spent.
    We are also looking forward to seeing other people especially the opposition get arrested and released without charge.The time is up for the corrupted gov’t which is leading Dominica straight to the grave.Enough is enough..

  10. The Eel
    February 22, 2017

    What is the name of the suspect. The answer is WHAT. what is the of the suspect? you see it is not whatyou say but is the way you say it. Linton must educate himself. He is not a bad chap but the others uses him to do their dirty work. That name Baron must be respected..Lawyers to lawyers won’t get you anywhere. Take out a private summons and get him in the witness box to answer questions.

  11. Daniel
    February 22, 2017

    No Baron, it is not about asking for the truth, it is about this government not divulging the truth.

    Everything about this government is done in the dark, but hopefully one day the Dominican people will get the truth.

    Doninica is tarnished by the way we are governed. You guys treat us like crap.

    Every bloody thing is shady.

    Everyone blames Lennox for everything , soon you will blame him when you are unable to pass wind. Lennox s not the problem, he is a concerned Dominican who is trying to save Dominica before it is too bloody late.

    Everyone wants to sue Lennox to deflect attention from the real problems in Dominica..

  12. Mane
    February 22, 2017

    Sue them, Sue them, Sue them. Linton is a trouble maker, and he like drama. Linton and his followers have no interest in building up Dominca. They are like a bunch of bad tenants. Linton and his gang have no idea of the level of damage they have done recently by having us to read those negative vides about our beautiful DOMINICA
    You need to increase that $10.000 US to 5 million dollars each. Go for it. This time his supporters will learn a lesson. It seems like they are legally stupid to be asking you for the money when you made it quite clear.

  13. Stealth Critique
    February 22, 2017

    You all understand that what was in the picture isn’t a real cheque, right? It’s just symbolism for a photo op.

    • Anthony P. Ismael
      February 23, 2017

      Yes we do and it symbolized that there was an actual check matching the amount shown in the photo? My question is this: Where is the monies associated with this check? Can someone, anyone provide the citizens of Dominica with proof that we received that money? That’s all.

  14. kamillo 100 Fuegos
    February 22, 2017

    Can miss Baron tell me what is the name of the organization so that I can make a donation. There seems to be many names for the same company :
    Dominica National Development and Disaster Fund
    Dominica Natural Disaster and Development Fund
    Dominica National Disaster and Development Fund
    Dominica Natural Disaster Fund.

  15. Chief Jacco
    February 21, 2017

    Why would some people see their house burning and make believe that the blaze is consuming their neighbour’s house? Why this sudden boom of character assasination and mind-bending? You guys out there better be carefull with the things your mouths consistently and continuously spew forth. I for sure know that the constitution and rule of law are alive and healthy in Dominica. The true king-pins of corruption will be found out with documentary evidence to paint them corrupted. So I relaxing with anticipation of the drama to unfold.
    By the way, If you think that having the most comments bashing your opponents on DNO is election victory then you have lost your mind. The mind-benders have it.

  16. Rosie
    February 21, 2017

    The next Friday 29th February is in 2036, so those guys have 19 years to respond to Francine. Ha, ha,ha!

  17. ?????????????????
    February 21, 2017

    She said that “the practice has arisen in Dominica where people feel empowered to make all sorts of baseless allegations against others without providing any proof of what they say.”
    Yes this is the trend in Dominica & those persons are like sheep without a shepherd. They repeat everything they hear like parrots not even asking for facts. One should be careful of defaming persons character. It is high time to let them pay for their lying tongues so others will learn not to defame persons character. It is apparent that LL have not learnt his lesson. So many times this man has gotten himself in trouble for his tongue. They carry their foolish attitude as if it is a barge of honour. Even those bloggers who attack the lady, It is high time to respect persons. Then you are the same ones who do not like law and order to the point of not wanting the police to do their work. What is wrong with you people. A lesson for those who do not know. Persons cannot cash cheques written to…

    • Anthony P. Ismael
      February 23, 2017

      Another Labor convert has arisen from the ashes. People should not be defamed, but this government has a history of corruption and lies. When the Panama Papers were released, that was a lie. When rogues were arrested with our Diplomatic passport red-handed, that too was a lie because it was repeated by ignorant Dominican bloggers. When no statement of accounts were presented detailing income and expenditure for the CBI Program administered by the government, that was also a lie. We live in an age of reason. All these questions can be simply answered with statements of accounts, certified by a reputable accountant. That’s how the world is run my friend. No need for long empty paragraphs and accusations. Just simply present factual evidence to the masses in a public forum and it will quell any thoughts of impropriety.

    • Anthony P. Ismael
      February 23, 2017

      When they wasted one hundred plus million dollars on the garbage that is “Charles Douglas,” knowing full well that United States registered aircraft will never and I repeat never land there at night via a “Water Approach” and the information was copied on DNO from the FAA’s Website, that too was a lie and propaganda. It was spread by ignorant Dominican folks who wear their ignorance like a badge of honor. I seriously wonder, what type of “Kool Aid” this Labor Government is feeding its faithful? Our citizens have gone totally mad. People believe anything regardless of information to the contrary. If you owned a business and you employed people to run it for you, their word of mouth would never be acceptable to determine how well your business is being run. You would demand facts that can be proven to make present and future decisions. We the Dominican people deserve nothing less. Skerrit works for us and not the other way around.

  18. Iamanidiot
    February 21, 2017

    \”Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is distancing his administration from a controversial Malaysia-based website, http://www.mydominicatradehouse.com, and company My Dominica Trade House, which have been the subjects of much discourse in some quarters in Dominica recently.\”

    AA, Skerrit, What Francine Baron doing in My Dominica Trade house business? I thought you had distant yourself and your government from that?

  19. Tatiana Green
    February 21, 2017

    IF THIS IS A NATIONAL ISSUE WHY ONLY THE CHRONICLE. WHY WASN’T THIS SHARED WITH THE SUN NEWSPAPER

    I have a question to if it was donated to Dominica disaster fund why did it have to be channelled through a charity and donations made to red cross. This donation should be made directly to the government of Dominica who would redistribute items through office of national disaster n village or town councils

    Assertive not aggressive

  20. carl
    February 21, 2017

    I was deeply taken aback by two things in Baron article.

    1st How outdated her reply is

    2nd The charity “DNDD” is none operational.

    Both points above should make any true thinking person question the authenticity of baron article.
    The charity is none operational according to http://beta.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-details/?regid=1001492&subid=0 for the following reasons “Charity has failed to provide information on its finances within 10 months of its financial year end.”

    According to FINANCIAL RECORDS – http://opencharities.org/charities/1001492 the charity expenditure was much more than it income and that lead to the company closing down last financial record for the charity was March 2016.

    The charity website http://www.dnddf.org.uk does not exist in fact the domain name is available for registry. DNDDF is claiming they have a website at this address http://www.dnddf.org.uk
    since the company website does not exist there are no publications on site to support…

    • Me
      February 22, 2017

      Another scam Carl? I wouldn’t be surprised.

      • carl
        February 23, 2017

        As i mentioned in my earlier post the charity is no longer operational for failing to provide information on its finances within 10 months of its financial year end.”
        I have placed a call to the telephone number registered to the charity guess what it turns out to be the home telephone number for MR Vincent John so it would appear this charity is operated from his home and not a commercial space so it is fear to say it’s probably a one man show since I have never heard of this charity since living in the UK .
        I am pretty much an active goer for anything Dominica so I think I would have heard of this charity if it was active and promoting Dominica in a capacity that warrants attention.
        I intend to call Vincent again to enquire about the funds since the public record displayed does not reflect the entry for $10k for 31 March 2015. If by any chance he confirm that he received the monies he will need to explain why he did not declare the full amount in his entry for 31 March 2015…

  21. Iamanidiot
    February 21, 2017

    So you asked a Minister a question, she never take on anyone, now she want to sue? tsk

  22. February 21, 2017

    https://questions.consumercomplaints.in/kb-foundation-is-good-or-bad-c19083.html

    KB Foundation huh???? Dominica everyone this Government involves themselves with are somehow crooked.

    People they even kidnapped the guy’s mother!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5hgpS0bhik

  23. A joke that man?
    February 21, 2017

    Boy let me make sure I listen to Angelo tonight because I feel she knows of A breaking news Angelo coming with to night so she run up front to try to distract him and Dominicans.

  24. It's My Damn Business too
    February 21, 2017

    You know these people are something else, or is it another scare tactic to distract the conversation from the real issue? The timing of this so called law suite leads me to believe that something REAL BIG is about to come out against the government and they brought that up to make it the talking point as we await the big news.
    I mean first of all she referenced 2nd and 3rd, but wisely made no mention of month and year, why? Now something happened since 2015 and now she decides to talk about it? Madam, as a state employee why didn’t you tell the nation about this cheque at your earliest convenience? Then you were asked about that check we all saw handed to you; why didn’t you at that time tell us about it? You got a third opportunity to clear the air when The representatives of that Charity came to Dominica in September, 2015. Why didn’t you tell us at that time? 2015 ended on December 31 and you said nothing to us? 2016 came and gone and nothing? Today madam u trying to be smart?

  25. Carib
    February 21, 2017

    Friday 29 February of which year? February 2017 ends on the 28.

  26. Malgraysa
    February 21, 2017

    – Why give this donation to a charity in the U.K. when the money is needed in Dominica?
    – This charity, Dominica National Development and Disaster Fund, registered in England under no. 1001492 is chaired by Vincent John ……………. but its bank account no. 00170083 is located at the Lloyds TSB bank, 1 Legg Street, Chelmsford Essex. The official file carries a red letter warning “out of date information” and “documents 21 days overdue”. With the observation that the charity has failed to produce information on its finances within 10 months of its financial year end.
    hhttp://beta.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-details/?regid=1001492&subid=0
    The record shows that the charity consistently spends more than it receives and has a poor compliance record.
    Ms. Baron’s statement provokes more questions than answers.

  27. CONSCIOUS
    February 21, 2017

    Miss Francine it seems Dominicans do not have a right to ask questions of the people who represent them.
    To put the people at rest present the information to them media houses since they are asking for it if you want peace.
    Your father Frank Baron must be turning in his grave

    • anonymous
      February 21, 2017

      um, i think she did? or you just expect her to roll over and play dead?

    • The Darkness
      February 21, 2017

      Yea… thats your excuse.

      If you’d defamed my character, i would sue you… then completely destroy yours.

      A person is as good as their name. If your name is bad, would you want to deal with them?

    • The Truth Be Told
      February 21, 2017

      Is it everything people have to question? Do you not know the saying: “Live and let live?” I do think they could go too far. They are sometimes out of place, disrespectful and do not know their place.

    • ?????????????????
      February 21, 2017

      Conscious no one asked the lady a question. They defamed her character and said that she took the money and used it personally.This is so serious since one must not say those things without proof. Persons cannot cash cheques written to another just like that. So please you all enjoy d.efaming persons character. Like ugly. Your comment though also tend to say that she took it for you even mention her dead father turning in his grave. Prove your point. I am waiting.

    • NUWP
      February 22, 2017

      Clearly u dnt undstand the difference of asking questions and making statements. Lennox claim he was just asking Pinard Burn questions when we all know it isn’t true. All now over $300,000.00 is coming down for him to pay on top of the over one hundred thousand he already paid. U all seems to forget not only u all listening the programs. So we know wat is a question and a accusation. But the court will decide. Lennox have to run wen payments come for his mouth he feels he can run on ppl saying wat he feels about people. It doe start yet. The falling on him one after the other. Never seen dat in our politics where dis men introduce hate in our politics. Since the imergance of UWP in our politics is hate lies on ppl deception all dayfoe. An all the Leaders of dat party have dayfoe. Edison lie on ms Charles he pay over 70,00. Earl had to gaway with clients funds Ron use his dual passport as a minister an Critisize PM now Lennox alas as for dat one self. Is dre d problem lies KPB ect…

    • Say what
      February 22, 2017

      What art brunch of loosers YOU are.
      Is there any reason why thé UWP opérateurs would continue to disrespect this dimanche? Where are your values, mothers and wives? How do you want to attract people! DNO, you are facilating this gutter idealism under the free speech banner. If you think you have a right to print every piece of garbage, tell the free speech people, when they board a plane greet their friend by saying Hi JACK or go to the mall or theater and yell, fire, fire. This woman is being dissected for standing for her right. Such bullies.

      • Pacquette
        February 22, 2017

        Bullies? “This Woman” heard calls from not just LInton, Matt, and Angelo but tons of callers asking about the purpose of this check. For two years she CHOSE to remain silent, and now comes out with threats of lawsuits?

        Again, the drama of this administration is all designed to keep things in the dark and so complex that citizens are either unsure of WHAT to ask or IF to ask a question! And Skerrit has the audacity to say that he runs a transparent government??

        Rather than answer basic questions, the DLP seems to be looking for all avenues to curtail free speech. I hope they don’t find something else in their search!

    • forreal
      February 22, 2017

      what type of BS you people write,she just stated,contact the people whom the cheque was donated to,if you got questions,google the organization,this is how the real world works,not beth lagoon style,them days done

      • Anthony P. Ismael
        February 23, 2017

        Wrong! If she received that check on our behalf and we are asking legitimate questions about that check, it was her responsibility to present statement of accounts in a public forum, showing how the money was spent. Supposing employee x ran your business, would it be ok if they told you to Google your sales, mark up on merchandise, taxes owed and actual profit margin? No it would not. Whey do you guys believe that we the citizenry should be treated like dogs by this government?: If it was Linton who had received that check on our behalf, the expectations would be the same. Country, before political party always!

  28. KID ON THE BLOCK
    February 21, 2017

    Good! They tired take people Silence for Weakness! Sue their A,,, self. Let them bring out the evidence. You should sue Q95 THE PRICE OF A DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT.

    • %
      February 21, 2017

      Your accomplished buffoon go to the dates on that garbage Francine has written,and ask yourself if that makes sense.This government is a gang that has takenthe name of Dominica to the garbage bin.

    • optimist
      February 22, 2017

      Guess you are agreeing that diplomatic passports are being sold.. or that you know a thing or two about that shady business.

  29. jazz53
    February 21, 2017

    If someone came to my house asking for money, I gave them a check for $10.000.Then I in turn attended their charity and give them another check $65.000
    that has absolutely nothing to do with the check for $10.000. The question is where is the $10.000?. This check was made payable (DNDF) Dominica National Disaster Fund, not the K.B Foundation!.

    • Ba Yo Bwa
      February 21, 2017

      Oh God! Can’t you read?

    • February 22, 2017

      KB Foundation was the institution making the donation. The Government never received this money as the donation was made to DNDF. Miss Baron does not have to account for the $10000, as her presence in this presentation was purely ceremonial, she did not receive or accept money on behalf the Government. The DNDF has to account for the donation to its members, so the $10000, might just be part of the $65000 donation to the red Cross.

    • forreal
      February 22, 2017

      if????write from a no or factual point of view,not a if,google like she asked everyone to,if i was in her position,i woul take them to court so fast,their heads would spin.

  30. Star Gazer
    February 21, 2017

    The last I knew Dominican currency was EC Dollars so why is she suing in US Dollars this is more corruption.

    • jerry sinclair
      February 21, 2017

      the Lasdy thinks it’s just easy money

    • The Truth Be Told
      February 21, 2017

      Why do the hotels and restaurants ask for US Dollars?

      • Dominican
        February 22, 2017

        No they don’t. Everywhere I go in Dominica I can pay in our own E.C.$.Yes, most people will also accept U.S.$. but you have a choice. When last you were in Dominica? You must be a stranger to your own country.

    • cold hard truth
      February 21, 2017

      Fool read the article she said they say she voleh 10,000us so she suing for the same amount…… Dumminicans boi jah

    • Ba Yo Bwa
      February 21, 2017

      Do you live in the real world? Lord have mercy!

  31. Massacre
    February 21, 2017

    Francine there is nothing to apologize to you for! The question is , did you or did you not take a picture with a $10,000 check? Now you have to tell us where that money was deposited and in whose account.
    Because Skerritt tell you to do something does not make it right.
    We the people of Dominica demand accountability in this place

    • ?????????????????
      February 21, 2017

      sick people like you wear your ignorance like a badge of honour. Did she not say that she received a cheque as in the picture. Now this is a symbolic cheque not a real one. One cannot take the presentation cheque to the bank to cash.

    • Sue
      February 22, 2017

      Obviously, idiots like you are unable to read and understand. Was that a real cheque Ms. Baron was seen posing with? Start by answering that question, then read the remainder of Ms. Baron’s statement and educate yourself

      • ShameOnSkerro
        February 22, 2017

        What was the purpose of flying Francine in to be the ceremonial recipient of the check? Couldn’t the many attendees like SKerrit, Nanthan, or even Monfared himself accept the ceremonial check (since Monfared is an “ambassador”)? Francine was selected due to her position as foreign minister, and as such, she owes at least a simple statement to the Dominican public.

        She could simply have stated what she did in the letter, TWO YEARS AGO, before anyone had to ask/probe.

        From all accounts, Ms. Baron is considered too intelligent for such a gross level of incompetence, which leads many to believe something unjust has occurred.

        All we ask for is good governance and the need for all this scandal would subside.

      • Dominican
        February 22, 2017

        Correction. Francine Baron was still Dominica’s High Commissioner in London when she flew out to Kuala Lumpur to accept that check in Nov. of 2014. That alone was totally out of order.

  32. Not a herd follower
    February 21, 2017

    Only now she is responding and in that manner? In a serious country, the Minister would have come out and publicly make a statement on what happened. The minister would not have allowed for questions to be continuously asked. She would have cleared the air early. But these people we have in Cabinet in Dominica? eh las

    • Ba Yo Bwa
      February 21, 2017

      Rethink your pen name and come again. Pro Bono advice.

  33. Too Hard Too Long
    February 21, 2017

    From what I read in the article, Ms Baron never even received the money. It was sent directly to the Charity so how then could she be asked to account for the money?

    I am not blinded by party so I believe I can read and understand without bias and focus on the issue at hand without being distracted by other issues. In this case, assuming the article is true, she deserves an apology.

    • ?????????????????
      February 21, 2017

      Tell them Too Hard Too long. They tired repeat things that they cannot prove. Pure propoganda.

    • Papa Dom
      February 22, 2017

      So she never received the money, how long has it been since the question was raised? All she had to do was answer the question, that wasn’t too hard to do was it? But no, the same disrespect for the people of Dominica. Each and every Dominican has the right to ask questions of their elected government and other top public officers and when they do they deserve a speedy reply.

  34. 100% Dominican
    February 21, 2017

    With all due respect, please address the international allegations against Dominica’s that is destroying Dominica’s standing in the international community . Enough already with all the distractions.

    We call for an Independent Commission of Inquiry into all the allegations.

    Thank you

    • February 22, 2017

      You mean , 100% ANTIDOMINICAN.!!!!!

  35. JOSH SHAW
    February 21, 2017

    Francine skerrit u trying to shift our attention from our diplomatic passports. That won’t happen our interest is our passports and our passport money!

  36. greedy
    February 21, 2017

    The Checko effect. Everybody smelling money.

  37. Carib
    February 21, 2017

    Francine, go to hell. Only now u want to explain. We asked n u were suppose to respond. That’s what responsible people do. So once again, go to hell.

    • ?????????????????
      February 21, 2017

      Carib very disrespectful and those who liked. Where are we heading …. the nerve to disrespect the lady

    • D/can to de Bone (F)
      February 22, 2017

      You should go to hell. U are very ignorant n sound like an illterate. .u must be a dam blue n not a true Dominican be unbias. It time u all stop support and attacko g politician. ..

  38. Din-din
    February 21, 2017

    The only advise I have for Ms. Baron is that when you roll with the wrong crew you get like them – You are young , smart, highly educated and qualified–leave these guys in here business and go about yours– it is not worth it Ms Baron.

    • ?????????????????
      February 21, 2017

      Din-din who ever made you judge and juror. Your time will come when you will be accused. I would love to see your reaction. You want to control persons and tell them whom to support. You sick people even want to tell persons what to say. You think that you all so powerful and is only your opinion matters and your party matters. No wonder you all feel that your leader should be PM at all costs without election. Din-din think again and who are to say whom one must roll with.

  39. Patience
    February 21, 2017

    To be AG i guess you need to hold some law degree therefore you should know the difference between asking a question or accusing someone. Or you might just be saying don’t ask me no dam questions.

    • Me
      February 21, 2017

      Does Levi Peetr, our current AG have a law degree?

  40. knowledgeable
    February 21, 2017

    Francine what company is KB Foundation? And who signed that cheque.Was Mr Monfarred and his wife executive members since she was the one handing over the cheque to you.
    ?

  41. Rosie
    February 21, 2017

    Francine, you as a servant of the Commonwealth of Dominica had an obligation to inform the people of Dominica what became of the cheque that you received. It’s rude to ask people to Google it. You should be fired because you cannot be wrong and strong.
    Sue them for asking you what you did with a cheque you received on the behalf of Dominica.

    • February 22, 2017

      She did not receive a check nor did she receive money. Read and try to understand take off your political blinders. The DNDF made their own arrangements to get the money from KB Foundation

  42. Rosie
    February 21, 2017

    What is going on in Dominica? Francine Baron was the Commonwealth of Dominica High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, she admits she went to Malaysia and posed in front public cameras receiving a cheque on behalf of Dominica. For more than two years the People’s representatives have been asking Francine about the US$10,000.00 of that cheque, she gave no answer and now she wants an apology? My God! How much more BOLD FACE can Francine be?
    This comes on the heal of telling the people of Dominica it’s none of their damn business when asked by elected representatives of the people who are the persons in possession of our diplomatic passports.
    This is Rudeness Francine and I would like to see where this one ends up, I do not hold my breath for the Kangaroo court.
    Where are we going? As a labourite I’m now convinced that my party has reached its end, too long in power so they have forgotten the power of the people and now from all angles its disrespect.

    • ?????????????????
      February 21, 2017

      Rosie this was not a real cheque. Can u read …. The cheque is not in Francine’s Name and it was transferred by the Donors to the account of the organisation on whose name the cheque was made out. This is symbolic cheque for media presentation. This is always done not the real money. Look propoganda. Rosie the propogandist have you all acting foolish like sheep. You do not even know real from unreal. Leaders start educating your people.

      • ShameOnSkerro
        February 22, 2017

        It matters not if it was real or fake. The point is that SHE IS DOMINICA’S FOREIGN MINISTER and she took part in the ceremony because of that position. She should have had NO issue in explaining the facts of the matter after it transpired.

        Unfortunately, no one even knew she went to Malaysia or accepted the check or anything until Angelo Alleyne made it public!

        Why is it OK for us to pay for our foreign minister to go to Malaysia, PAY her salary, and then have to conduct research into her actions, rather than she simply report back in a timely manner???

        It seems that Skerrit and Baron have brought Dominica into such a state of bad governance we no longer even know what to expect from our leadership anymore.

    • A
      February 22, 2017

      The check was not made out to the Government of Dominica, it was made out to DNDF, a private charity organization. If you read and understood what Baron said you would not have written such rubbish. Anyway sometime in the near future you will have to donate so that Miss Baron can be paid, no amount of spin can stop that from happening.

      • Me
        February 22, 2017

        And we all know that charities are tax exempt, right!

  43. Anonymous
    February 21, 2017

    Please just a distractions from the real that’s going on in the goverment.why now they have been aski g for explication of the funds.

  44. %
    February 21, 2017

    Where are the two other letters?..Try as you all may,you all campaign to show patriot Linton in bad light will fail even before it starts..I know he is a Thorn in you all flesh,and many other Labourites know that…He has you all scurrying all scurryingover the place like headless chickens..LIKE HIM i believe that party called DLP has been Dominicas greatest and most malignant cancer..It continues to bring shame and disgrace upon all Dominicans.

    • ?????????????????
      February 21, 2017

      A thorn in whose flesh. A man who consistently embarasses himself locally and internationally.Perhaps he should have stuck to journalism. Don;t you see all he wants is to be PM at all costs. Open your eyes. Election is in 2019. Do you remember he got in trouble in ‘Antigua. Who bailed him out? The same one he hates so much. always inviting himself where he is not invited. St Lucia and now Guyana. What he should do he is not doing. Show himself as an alternative leader not fighting, fussing, disrespecting others. LL needs to be on the ground and start showing in tangible forms that he can be a leader not a fighhter. fighting about everything and everyone — tantrums like a spoilt child … i need to have this or …Grow up.

      • Me
        February 22, 2017

        Wow, sounds like you have been stung too!

      • %
        February 22, 2017

        Relax brother..The patriot honourable LLL,Leader Lennox Linton does not even know you.RELAX brother.

  45. Anon
    February 21, 2017

    Wow…..In the picture of Baron accepting the check, do I see the now infamous name of My Dominica Trade House in the background? We all know of that so called company and the now also infamous Iranian Monfared.

    What is the K.B Foundation?

    I am not accusing the good lady of anything, I am just asking questions.

    And while you are at it, can you please make public all those who are carrying Dominican diplomatic passports? That would be nice.

  46. Observer
    February 21, 2017

    Zorrrrrrrrr!!!! The next time February 29 will fall on a Friday is 2036. A joke dat man???!! Papamet!!!!!

    • Kali
      February 22, 2017

      Well that’s perfect. They’ve got 19 years to respond. Wish someone would give me that kind of deadline… :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  47. February 21, 2017

    The intelligent UWP supporters responding to this news, once again shows there arrogance, they continue to believe that only their opinions matter and they should dictate what should be discussed. But they must understand that the truth is still the truth even if you don’t believe it. Sometimes a little humility can go a long ways

  48. Sakah boy
    February 21, 2017

    Boy these people never learn. !!

  49. February 21, 2017

    Miss Baron all they are asking from u is
    To be accountable that’s all u took it out
    Of context

    • ?????????????????
      February 21, 2017

      Black woman really out of context. So everything about this party which damages others character and you say taken out of context. Very disrespectful people.

  50. smh
    February 21, 2017

    Friday February 29? What on earth? SMH! The last day of February in the year 2017 is Tuesday and it will be the 28th!

  51. blog
    February 21, 2017

    These journalists have been asking you to account for this money fot years. Now you patch up a response you come here talking about suing. . Never have I heared any one of them said you stole any money.

  52. ye yep
    February 21, 2017

    NONSENSE!!!!!
    All I have ever heard Angelo and Mat say on this matter is to inquire as to the whereabouts of that money.
    Never once did I ever hear Angelo or Mat, or Lennox for that matter, suggest that you personally misappropriated the money.

  53. FRIEND OF THE STATE
    February 21, 2017

    policeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111 next february 29 is when

  54. My little take
    February 21, 2017

    Why did she respond the moment the allegation was made? She had a right to answer back then and we too have a right to know what became of the money. The world saw when she received the check and at no time did she or anyone tell the nation what became of it.

  55. Moii
    February 21, 2017

    But wait nuh. Mam we have picture of you receiving the cheque we. All the people asked was WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MONEY. And you have the balls to try and pull the crap?

    Eh beh all you people well wicked….

    BY THE WAY WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LEGAL PROFESSION BILL THAT YOU WERE RUNNING YOUR MOUTH ABOUT BACK IN 2010? WHAT HAPPEN TO IT

    AND TELL US ABOUT MONFARED…………..

  56. Too Late Shall Be Your Cry
    February 21, 2017

    Legally Lennox has the right to ignore this letter till February 29, 2020!

    You all are trying to distract the public from the scandal that this government has created in the international world. Dominicans are not as dumb as you guys think!

    • The Truth Be Told
      February 21, 2017

      1. Only in Dominica you say – this could happen?
      2. What scandal? Who went on CBS 60 minutes? Who has been traveling the US speaking ill of the PM and Dominica? Who recently went to Guyana to speak to the Heads of Government on the same topic, even though he is not one and was not invited?
      Some of you “Make a mountain out of a molehill.” Another Proverb, “A storm in a teapot.” This also means to exaggerate, making too much of nothing into something.
      The last time I knew D/ca was still standing strong. All Dominicans are not starving especially the critics. They have a roof over their heads; are eating, drinking, sleeping and walking around.
      They still have their freedom of speech. If you ask me, I think too much which is why Linton and his gang are sued left and right. I visualize there is more to come.

  57. Real recognize Real
    February 21, 2017

    Just make them donate it to the Real Recognize Real foundation

  58. February 21, 2017

    Linton, you not seeing people fed up with your unsubstantiated claims? You think people will sit there forever while you try to discredit and humiliate them for political gain? Freedom of speech too free eh, teach them that with that freedom, consequences follow.

    • The Truth Be Told
      February 21, 2017

      I like your first sentence. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
      Linton is very good at humiliating. He should get a PhD in it and also Master of Critics leading to a PhD.
      Linton does not know when to stop.
      He must pray to God for the grace of helping him to be kind in thoughts, words and actions and eradicating hatred from his heart.

  59. MONFARED MILLIONS 
    February 21, 2017

    Where did that $10,000 come from? Who gave it to you again? I don’t remember so I’m asking?

    Who is the woman in the pic with you with the cheque?

  60. peeping
    February 21, 2017

    Response is not too bad at all from the Local minister of government. People must be held more accountable for what they say. Having said that though, She is not a foreign minister. Can DNO correct it Foreign Affairs Minister

  61. February 21, 2017

    I must commend you for taking a stand. These fellas think they can get a way with anything. These men were sent by the devil to tarnish peoples’ good names and spoil the image of our country.

  62. Looking on
    February 21, 2017

    Dominicans stop putting Trump in what’s happening in DA. Trump has so much problem on his hands at the moment he have no idea where to turn to…. Dominica is the least country America is worried about. Remember America has China ,Iran, Russia and NATO to think off before he can concentrate on any other country… Trump and America need China so Skeritt is protected.
    I believe that Lenox and co need to get their facts right before running their mouth…
    They need to pay up or face the consequences….. Hungry politicians! Lenox is speaking like his the most truthful politician on this planet… Really mate.?.. All politicians a liars including Skeritt…

  63. February 21, 2017

    I’m proud of you Francine. Lennox and the others, their tongues too loose! So because Lennox say it and Matt and Q air it, it true then? It’s time we stop settling for fabrications by the UWP and their cohorts and start challenging them for the proof of their accusations! All this back and forth, cock and bull story getting us nowhere. Is time for ‘put up or shut up’ or a lot more lawsuits will come their way.

  64. Human
    February 21, 2017

    In my humble opinion, the moral of the article is ‘Get the facts before you give out information or participate in any discussion.’ Sometimes even after an apology is given, the damage has already done. LOOK BEFORE LEAPING.

  65. FEBRUARY 29, WHAT YEAR?
    February 21, 2017

    This letter cannot stand in court as there is no Febraury 29 2017!!!!

  66. Farmers together
    February 21, 2017

    You all grown people chupes. The truth finds it’s own path! Just stop behaving like a child! Grow up……………………………… :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  67. Laura
    February 21, 2017

    Distract them with lawsuits? Is that the strategy? A bit transparent.

  68. Anansi
    February 21, 2017

    So what happen now? Lennox that is the DLP ATM? smdh. You see, that’s why the justice system here is so clogged and inefficient. Too many frivoulous lawsuits, too little time spent on investigating and prosecuting real cases.

  69. cc
    February 21, 2017

    UWPwi Finni Bat!

    • Look It
      February 21, 2017

      So that alone and they finish eh…. you know, its fools like you that having me praying that DA did not have an opposition…. let folks like you get to know what it would be truly like without an opposition to keep the gov in power in check… you would then appreciate and respect the value of having a strong opposition in a country.

      THINK ABOUT IT!!!!! Learn why it is sooooo important that a country needs to have opposition …. because if it wasn’t for UWP a lot and I mean a lot would be swept under the rug and folks like you would be trying to go by boat to obtain freedom, to live free and speak freely.

    • concern citizen
      February 21, 2017

      Dear CC,
      As a UWP supporter we all want to know what she do with the money, the men which she accused of tarnishing her good name was only asking her to come straight with the Dominican public by letting us know the status of the money and that is what they have been asking all along, no body never said that she cash any cheque,

    • The Truth Be Told
      February 21, 2017

      Here I am again, to second the motion and wholeheartedly agree. :lol: Have you heard the saying, “Some people’s mouth will put them in trouble”? I have not used these words for years. They just came to my mind. :)
      They really finis bat. They keep making innuendos which they also cannot prove. I know, someday, they will pay for it. What goes around comes around and two-fold. Some people just cannot live peacefully. They must stir up all sorts of trouble.

      • Cathy
        February 21, 2017

        See how God works in mysterious ways? Who jah bless no man curse. Ms Baron in what year must Lennox respond to you? Will it be 29th February nanya kanel? How foolish are you. Never play with God’s people. Go an proof read your letter and make your kindergarten corrections.

  70. Rat Trap
    February 21, 2017

    Brilliant response to people who deal with you on a relationship that is based on disrespect.

    • Moii
      February 21, 2017

      Don’t be a clown. All the people asked was what happened to the cheque.

      By the way how come we never knew about the cheque until we saw the internet pictures? You can ask her because I don’t know.

      • The Truth Be Told
        February 21, 2017

        Now, is it really their business? Some of them make too much of what is not their business.

      • ?????????????????
        February 21, 2017

        Cheque? This is a syumbolic cheque for media purposes. Since you do not believe Francine Baron then contact KB Foundation and Dominica National Disaster and Development Fund. If you cannot handle that then ask your leader LL to help you. Who knows you might meet them in person so enjoy the trip to the UK.

    • %
      February 21, 2017

      Brilliant response what!!!Even a blind man can see that there is nothing there to sue…That will not go anywhere…BUT MONFARED has to be spoken about,together with the CBI,which is Dominicas biggest mess…Complements the gang DLP!

  71. Shameless
    February 21, 2017

    Francine go shake your bag where you sold your coal :twisted: :twisted:

    Assertive and pissed! :twisted: :twisted:

    • February 21, 2017

      Don’t get vex and act crazy, they had their say for a long time. If what Miss. Baron is saying is correct , she is due an apology and financial compensation. So don’t be pissed, just bring out the begging bowl.

      • ?????????????????
        February 21, 2017

        YES These people will collect and pay some money for their foul mouth.

    • Joe
      February 21, 2017

      She just shook her bag of coal on you & co….so start selling before the radiothon begins.

  72. Ashamed
    February 21, 2017

    Ms. Baron if I heard correctly they were just asking you what was done with the $10,000.00 not that you took it. Again there is no transparency in your government…. They just wanted you to be accountable for the money your received. Who really advised you? Is this another distraction? Let you conscience be your guide and put some sense in your PM to curb his behavior.

    • Dominican
      February 21, 2017

      Your defense here will not save them

    • Just Passing Through
      February 21, 2017

      Just asking questions and not implying anything? Ashamed that is how you see it.

      We have all heard what she is talking about in her statement and has heard it repeated so many times. You would think they had some iron clad proof of wrong doing.

      I remember listening to a show and even her dress, our National Wear wore with pride and by the way that she wears so elegantly was lambasted. I remember feeling totally disgusted listening. I wondered where is our sense of pride for our National Wear.

      Some believe everything is a big joke and insulting a person is Freedom of Speech. And what happen next, the callers get on the bandwagon.

      • The Truth Be Told
        February 21, 2017

        Have you ever heard these words? “When they die their mouths will stay wide open.” In this case (also) their fingers will stand straight up.
        They jump at everything to criticize DLP. I have noted, nothing DLP say and do they are pleased with. It is wickedness of the heart, mind and mouth. They are not doing themselves a mortal nor spiritual favor.

    • The Truth Be Told
      February 21, 2017

      Twist and turn it to suit your mentality. What I have read about it through the comments, they were not merely asking but accusing. This is defamation of character and spreading false rumours. They must pay the price.

    • Sam
      February 21, 2017

      Erm, it was donated to a registered UK charity, not to the government. The charity is responsible for spending it, not the government. If this is how the opposition deal with facts it’s no wonder they run around like headless chickens. In fact it’s actually quite worrying that they cannot grasp basic principles.

      • Me
        February 22, 2017

        Sam, to be registered in the U.K. is not necessarily a seal of approval. Plenty of shady companies are registered there as a re convicted sex offenders.

    • Matt Sam
      February 21, 2017

      Well if you are so smart and informed, repeat the allegation publicly and pay for your tongue too.

    • ?????????????????
      February 21, 2017

      Where the PM coming in there nah. Boy you people are hilarious.

  73. FRIEND OF THE STATE
    February 21, 2017

    cat litter

  74. truth , shall set you free
    February 21, 2017

    Did you let it be known to parliament ?Did you inform the dominican public about it ?,Were you on your own business ?or on dominica’s Is it tax payers money which paid your trip ? or monfared?, If you cannot answer these questions ,,Leave peace alone

    • February 21, 2017

      The money was not donated to Government. It was donated to a private charity that provides assistance to Dominica. Miss Baron was therefore not obligated to advise parliament as funds were not given to her. Even after reading the information, you continue to misinform yourself.

      • U.K. Dominican
        February 22, 2017

        Provide assistance to Dominica? The same people met at the High Commission in London on 1 Sept. 2015 with our acting high commissioner Janet Charles, after Erica to organize aid for Dominica but I have not seen a penny. Today their accounts are overdue with the Charity Commission in the U.K. and they could be struck off, if that has not happened already. Charity no. 1001492, check for yourself.

  75. Too Late Shall Be Your Cry
    February 21, 2017

    Lennox should ask her what year ‘Friday 29th February’ she is actually referring to for the deadline for her response, cause it cannot possibly be this year… :lol: The gull of this ….person. And why is the demand in USD, I thought our currency was in ECD?

    Too Late Shall Be Your Cry

    If you want to go down with the sinking ship…that is you!

    • Look It
      February 21, 2017

      :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: this comment killed me lol lol …..when is the next leap year????? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

      • MWEN
        February 21, 2017

        Ms. Baron is giving enough time. Until 2036

      • questions
        February 21, 2017

        certainly not in the next 15 years will February 29th fall on a Friday. Isn’t she a lawyer too? The letter was dated 21st January, Does that mean it took a month to get here? lol , lol . This might well be trick i think they should still give a response . Don’t do like checko. Only Astaphans them are allowed to win on technicalities. lol lol

    • Joe
      February 21, 2017

      What do you think “AMENDMENT” is used for…

      • Me
        February 22, 2017

        Joe, I think we ought to amend our government too, don’t you?

    • TimTim
      February 21, 2017

      woosh! if I laff I buss!

  76. HEY!
    February 21, 2017

    stupes

  77. Look It
    February 21, 2017

    I am not a supporter of Skerrit (I have no issue with the Labour Party, but with Skerrit and his failed leadership style), if what the Minister is putting fwd, is indeed true, then Linton, Matt, Angelo and Q95 do owe her an apology. If they all failed to conduct the necessary investigation to support their claims, they are wrong.

    However, Mrs Minster, why not attach all the letters, why just Linton’s… that’s the problem with a lot of things you all do and why I will continue to see every action from Skerrit and his ministers as STRONG EFFORTS TO DISTRACT the public.
    It is a simple but effective tactic; “all we need to do is present another situation that will bombard the airways and they will forget about the REAL ISSUES”

    • Me
      February 21, 2017

      Hear, hear. More and more Dominicans are letting it be known that they are not backward and stupid.

    • concern citizen
      February 21, 2017

      Dear look it,
      as a supporter of the truth I have never heard from the men which she is accusing said that she cashed any cheque, all they are asking is to let the public know what happens with the money, tell the Dominican public what she did with the cheque
      Are they wrong to ask that question?

      • The Truth Be Told
        February 21, 2017

        Their criticisms and comments are much ado about nothing. How many times she has to inform them and keep repeating herself? Do they not have a memory? Why should they be concerned with that, always bringing up the past as if they are living in the past and, the front of their heads, are behind their backs?

      • ?????????????????
        February 21, 2017

        The cheque … hilarious….this is a symbolic cheque…. they must have destroyed it back in Malysia. call them in Malaysia… then you will let us know the truth about the cheque. I think after the show for media purposes, she said it was transferred to the Dominica Disaster in the UK. You can also call them. Hahahahaha you people amuse me the cheque is a symbolic cheque. Papamete mie JouJou.

    • Truth Knowledge
      February 21, 2017

      I believe you will find if you investigate that Mrs Minister did in fact provide all the correspondence to DNO but DNO has chosen to only provide one.

  78. Just Passing Through
    February 21, 2017

    Very interesting article.

  79. Me
    February 21, 2017

    I look forward to Lennox Linton cross examining Francine Baron and hope she does not pull the Skerrit trick of keeping her case on ice for more than five years, findiing excuses for not appearing in court. i hope she is made of sterner stuff than her friend the P.M.

    • Truth Knowledge
      February 21, 2017

      You are talking complete nonsense. The delays are no due to the PM as you claim.

  80. Stupes !
    February 21, 2017

    Most interesting….
    We still want to know about the DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT and Dominica involvement with
    MONFARED :mrgreen:

    Just now TRUMP is going to ask :idea: :roll: :idea: :!:

    • %
      February 21, 2017

      I would additionally want to know whether Monfared left any assets on island liquid or physical.Guess Iran will soon ask the same question…

    • Moneybarz
      February 21, 2017

      Big dummy trump cannot ask dominica about dominica selling it own passports u guys making the country look stupid the country is a sovereign state we can do wat we want deal with who we want don’t u get it or maybe u do but ur jus wicked i bet ur old enough to remember a time when we could travel to canada with out visa restrictions why is it that we need visas now? This media war is stupid it reaks of britex in it’s attempt to mislead opions

      • Stupes !
        February 22, 2017

        stupid fool… Iraq was a sovereign state, so was Libya… so was panama…
        stop being a DUMMY!
        what is Dominica for America…. ? Don’t forget grenada :?:
        we a talking about conspiracy for commit money laundering
        conspiracy to commit financial fraud…
        These are the excuses trump can used
        the name IRAN is a threat to the USA NATIONAL SECURITY :roll: :mrgreen: :roll:
        Who is the dummy now :?: :mrgreen: :roll: :mrgreen:

  81. papa
    February 21, 2017

    Whats is wrong can u all grow up

    • The Truth Be Told
      February 21, 2017

      Tell that to Linton and his supporters. They are too careless with their mouths and words.

  82. Yes!
    February 21, 2017

    Lovely!! It’s about time Francine stood up for her dignity. The idea that you are guilty of something once Lennox and the UWP says it has to stop. Unless they can present the evidence they could shut up until they have their fact straight. How many people have they defamed because of the need for power. I suggest more people protect there reputation since freedom of speech gives no one the right to slander and malign anyone. Some day UWP supporters will realized that Linton is like an albatross on their backs. How much more money will they pay for his legal bills? How much?

  83. Wino
    February 21, 2017

    That’s right miss Baron. It’s high time these guys pay for their tongue. Imagine I heard a talk show host on qfm sayING Cabrall Douglas lost his case while the Jamaican artist won his against the govt. His very colaegue in crime” Cal I” had to correct him. Just a bunch of propagandist. They have no interest in reporting facts to the public.

    • mr sir
      February 21, 2017

      u is a fool… and for u to tlk in that manner it shows ur level of stupidity… y do u illiterate fools constantly show stupidity in that manner. Its you criminals dat are so bold face in suppoorting corruption and act so godly.. IF you are so much of a christian how can you support constant wrong doing and ill will from a political party and its members… you guys should start doing economics and really understand how francine and all of dem work… N den want to say Dominica is god fearing society… we is a dmn hypocrite society. N den want come smile for ppl.. Hate to hear Dominicans tlk about God Fearing and church wen christian values only apply while signing in church..

    • Cathy
      February 21, 2017

      The fact is that Skerrit Must Go and he must go NOW!!!

      • The Truth Be Told
        February 21, 2017

        After you go. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

      • ?????????????????
        February 21, 2017

        And the fact is Cathy must stay. Cathy is the next PM. How stupid is your remark. The people voted for him to be PM. It is only by election that your leader will become PM. Your minority votes means that you cannot talk for the population of Dominica. Grow up all of you. Wait wait to cast your vote for LL. Only then if he wins … he will be PM.. Get real all of you… this is the only way. True I will not lie for you. Patience. Patience Trop pwesay parker jamais fait La Journee venir plus vite.

  84. Pissed
    February 21, 2017

    Stop allu bul and get jobs for ppl to come back home.

    • Joe
      February 21, 2017

      Pissed what is stopping a Dominican from coming back home? No one owes all you a job my friend!!!!

      • Me
        February 21, 2017

        And nobody owes you a living either Joe, remember that.

    • Realistic One
      February 21, 2017

      @Pissed… the real bul (sic) is when people like you expect any government to provide jobs for all the citizens of a country more so, those who may be thinking of returning home. People returning home should be looking to help create employment but then again, people have to be willing to work and stop depending on handouts aka the barrel economy. So get up, shake yourself and get busy! I was in Dominica recently and could not get a damn lime or decent bunch of bananas to buy. That’s the real bul.

    • The Truth Be Told
      February 21, 2017

      Get jobs for people to come back home? Who are they? Younger ones? The best some could do is to wait until retirement to return home. If they are healthy and strong, they could try obtaining a job or simply taking it easy after working hard overseas in the hustle and bustle.
      If you are young enough, try taking a course, one which will be useful in D/ca.
      The D/can youths should be told to diligently study, remain in school, graduate that they may get a reasonable paying job in D/ca. Know that more people who are unemployed, the more dependent on the government. It is also bad for the economy.
      People must not look to and blame the government for everything. They are responsible for themselves, for enhancing their country and building it up. It appears some expect the government to do everything for them. This is a wrong attitude.
      The words of the late President Kennedy: “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.”

  85. CIA on the watch
    February 21, 2017

    So where was the money deposited?

    • Moneybarz
      February 21, 2017

      But if u read to understand u would see where it went what happen u suffering from down syndrome reread the article in was even on the front page of the news paper that the monies went to red cross

      • Tjebe fort
        February 21, 2017

        Moneybarz you are hopeless my boy. You don’t even read Francine Baron’s statement saying that it went to A charity in England, the Dominica National Development & Disaster Fund. next time read before you talk before you make yourself look foolish.

    • Joe
      February 21, 2017

      CIA u need more training….READING

  86. Tjebe Fort
    February 21, 2017

    If successful you can give it to the My Dominica Trade House charity Francine, to help pay for the defence of a fellow Dominican citizens before the court in Iran. Anyway, I never hear anyone accuse you of misappropriating that money for yourself, only asking for an explanation where that money go to. Francine you too proud my lady and look down too much on common people. You are not popular but perhaps that does not bother you.

    • Dominican
      February 21, 2017

      You don’t hear many things it doesn’t mean they were unsaid. My dominica trade house canpay their debt hope Lennox et al can pay theirs. Worry about your Lennox

      • Me
        February 22, 2017

        The Chairman of my Dominica Trade House is now in custody in Iran, accused of misappropriating money from the state, all U.S.$.2.8 billion of it.

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