Former UWP Political Leader shoots down claims by Sam Raphael

Williams is a former leader of the UWP

Former Political Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP), Earl Williams, has shot down claims by hotelier Sam Raphael that the party sold diplomatic passports to obtain funds for its election campaign in 2005 and 2009.

Speaking on Q95’s The Hot Seat on Thursday morning Williams stated there is no “nexus” between any funds received by Raphael on behalf of the party and the sale of diplomatic passports.

According to the dictionary, a nexus is “a connection or series of connections linking two or more things.”

“You must have a nexus between the diplomatic passport sale and all the accounts he says money came into,” he stated.

On Tuesday, July 11, Raphael released a statement which he said contained the evidence that the UWP sold diplomatic passports.

He said there were no MOUs of the alleged sales to six individuals in Switzerland, which he described as an “under the table transaction” however, there were wire transfers and checks which “comprised prominent financial records that cannot be refuted.”

However, according to Williams, the UWP could not have sold passports at the time in question since the party was in opposition.

“The UWP at that time was in opposition, we could not sell, neither could we contract to sell diplomatic passports,” he noted. “That entire story itself is untruth because we could not sell diplomatic passports.”

The UWP has already admitted that Raphael received funds on its behalf in the past but according to Williams, Raphael has not established the connection between the funds and the alleged passport sales.

“There is no nexus between the accounts, between all the monies he received and anything of diplomatic passports, none, even with all the the things he says,” Williams stated. “Even if all what Sam said it is true, there is no nexus between them.”

To drive home his point, he gave an example.

“This morning there I could see you give somebody $100 and I can say yes, I see you give that person $100,” Williams explained. “Ten people can say yes I see you give that person $100 but you might claim that the $100 is for a radio he sold to you. The guy can claim is for drugs he sold to you. Unless he can show the connection where he gave you drugs one day – gave you something one day – we cannot know what the $100 is for. You must make the nexus because you will say, ‘no you sold me a radio,’ the guy will say no, its drugs.”

Williams added, “Money being transferred in itself is evidence of nothing, you must have the nexus … Sam needs to tell us either the UWP stole those passports or somebody in the government facilitated them in receiving those passports, otherwise, Sam is just wasting his time, wasting his effort…”

He also said Raphael has no credibility because over a year ago, he told the UWP that his bank account was allegedly hacked into by a political party in Dominica “and that they have information that they want to use against him and the UWP.”

“That was Sam’s claim,” Williams stated.

But, according to Williams, the party realized that the alleged hacking into the account was a crime and there were no connections between Raphael receiving funds for the UWP and passport sales.

“They had the information for over a year but they know they cannot use that information because they do not have the nexus,” he noted. “They have their legal advice, they have Tony Astaphan…if that information was that credible, Tony Astaphan would be the one on the radio, not Sam.”

He said that if there was evidence to implicate the UWP, “Sam Raphael would not be the crier of that information…”

Williams described Raphael as a “political puppet” in the entire matter.

“They are making a nuisance out of him, that is why he is there giving that information,” Williams remarked. “No other reason.”

 

 

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106 Comments

  1. Be Good
    July 16, 2017

    earl ICE! LOOK OUT FOR THEM

  2. tell me about it
    July 16, 2017

    I am reading with interest all the comments and what baffles is the fact that not one out of the six has ever challenged the UWP publicly on their failure to deliver on their promise. Secondly I wonder why the same scrutiny is not levelled to monies unaccounted in the Layou River Hotel project; why isn’t the same energy and scrutiny leveled towards the real ownership of the villas in the north; and why not the 42 charges against a lawyer by a partner in a law firm. why are the cabal supports spending so much time asking the UWP to come clean to say where the money came from and what the monies was for. They seem to forget when similar questions was asked of their leader the answer that came out was” it is none of your damn business where DLP gets money from go to hell x 3!” it is alleged that the DLP campaign over the last two elections summed up to well over 60 million wonder who gave and in exchange for what? I mean Sam and others who are declawaying need to be consistent.

  3. mine
    July 14, 2017

    If i was Earl I would not say a word and why did he left as leader of the UWP.

  4. Truth Be Told
    July 14, 2017

    Only in Dominica: The people are more concerned about the past wrongs of the opposition while they were in Government, than they are about the wrongs and corruption of the present administration in Government! Are you people awake?

    • Dion
      July 14, 2017

      I once held a placard which read “INVESTIGATE NOW” Who am I

    • Be Good
      July 16, 2017

      only you thats’s a full when you go looking for a job the company check you past

  5. Bronx
    July 14, 2017

    Please note that Earl is not a lawyer in America. But his comments are interesting

  6. Blackman
    July 14, 2017

    No free lunch so what UWP promised the donors in return for the donations?

    • Dion
      July 14, 2017

      Tasha P is so right

    • tell me about it
      July 16, 2017

      There is no free lunch so just like you I wonder what DLP promised the Chinese in the MoU, What about the documents signed with NG Lapsen and Monfared. I am still wondering what the cake cutting was about in Malaysia emmmh. Blackman like you I know there is no free lunch but as it relates to the DLP it appears to be lunches.

  7. Illuminator
    July 14, 2017

    The real nexus to be appreciated from all that Earl, Linton, Sam and Tony have said is that, if the UWP had won the election six people who had paid for their diplomatic passports by contributing campaign funds would have received those Diplomatic passports. The UWP then, would have preceded the Labour party not in alleged diplomatic passport sales but in actual diplomatic passport sales. Ya, ya, we never know, the six could have died before receiving the passports and the UWP would remain political virgins- unspoilt, untouched. Good luck with that logic

    • NUWP
      July 15, 2017

      What is very interesting is Earl yet to say that Sam DID NOT RECEIVE MONEY ONNTHE UWP BEHALF.

      But Earl please don’t try to insult our intelligence ” SAM DID NOT ONLY SEE SOMEONE GAVE THE MONEY. HE RECEIVED THE MONEYON THE UWP BEHALF” so ur analogy is like apples and oranges.

      The Lee is a huge difference between passing and seeing someone handing over the money and someone RECEIVING THE MONEY. And he didn’t only received it but he pass it one to the UWP.

      Now let common sense prevail for a moment. SAM HAD TO BE PART OF UWP TO BE ABLE TO RECEIVE SUCH LARGE SUM OF MONEY.

      Who on Gods earth would receive hundreds of thousands of dollars and not know the reason for the money?

      And let’s not missed dat point Sam made. “I WAS APPROACH BY THE LEADERS OF UWP WUO ASK ME TO INTRODUCE THEM TO RICH FRIENDS WHO CAN HELP FUND THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN”.
      Now who will give u dat amount of money without knowing wat their returns on their investment is?
      So I believe Sam

  8. Dr Clayton Shillingford
    July 14, 2017

    What seems clear is this ..The UWP through Sam Rafael received various large sums of money from alleged six individuals who wanted diplomatic passports..and PROMISE was made for delivery if and when the UWP won the election,,UWP win did not materialise and so UWP was not in a position to deliver on the PROMISE. Did the six payers forfeit these monies??

    What has not yet been disclosed are the names of the alleged six persons seeking on the promise these diplomatic passports and who were the UWP persons who went to Switzerland to negotiate the arrangements.. these passport issues are getting us into deeper scrutiny by the international community.. Actions that are being taken NOW by US, Canada, Europe and will be taken in the areas of trading and international finance, movement of money, travel.etc will have NEGATIVE impact on economies , social development, quality of life etc..See where Venezuela is at!!!! do we want to arrive at that point???

    • Dominican
      July 14, 2017

      Finally a UWP speaking sense

      • tell me about it
        July 16, 2017

        where have you been bro? I do not know Clayton Dr. to be a member and or supporter of the UWP what I do know that the likes of him always contributes to national issues in a very constructive way. I honestly think you need to read and or listen to more of the comments coming from the objective people the likes of whom people like you refer to the opposition or UWP supporters. Open up your mind

    • dion
      July 14, 2017

      All I know is while the CBI money is touching every nuke and cranny of Dominica the 3-4 million dollars which was received on the promise of Diplomatic Passport only benefited a selected few and the government should ensure that these people receive back their monies.

      • tell me about it
        July 16, 2017

        DION you appear to be right the CBI money seem to be spreading across the island but alas what you failed to say it only started after Linton’s appearance on the CBS sixty minutes program on January 1st. I am wondering before January 1st who were the individuals benefiting and how much they benefited eh DION? I mean from certain peoples life style I know you know that only a select few were benefiting before January 1st . Don’t you think the people of Dominica should ensure that the few who benefited before January 1st 2017 should pay back the monies to the treasury just like how they were required to do in the Bin and fertilizer and the land transfer boobol. Just asking DION just asking! Don’t you think Sam benefited tremendously from being the middle man and also from the alleged Jungle Bay/Erika court saga should we be insisting that Sam pays back the loan to the peoples treasure; Tell me about it DION please.

      • Dion
        July 18, 2017

        Tell me about it. Can you tell me how much of that 3-4 million dollars did you get? let me answer for you $00000000000000000. You seem to be taking a swipe at every body except Dr. Shillingford who is saying exactly what we are saying but alas we are not Doctors so what we say is not objective. The fact of the matter is that you all try to make a mountain of diplomatic passport and now we all finding that allu sell passport even before allu had it in hand. This is my conclusion on the matter. Human being like to take their dirt and put it on other people because they do not have the guts to say dirt is on me. Alay salpet.

    • John Public
      July 14, 2017

      Did Clayton Shillingford actually said that? “The UWP through Sam Rafael received various large sums of money from alleged six individuals who wanted diplomatic passports..and PROMISE was made for delivery if and when the UWP won the election”UWP win did not materialise and so UWP was not in a position to deliver on the PROMISE”, What a powerful concession from deep within the ranks of those whop suported the burning down of Roseau on trumped up charges (not substaiated beyond a “tip off” and a letter”) of diplomatic sale of passports against this government.

  9. Fake News
    July 14, 2017

    DNO while I appreciate you putting out this article, I am still very concerned that you have said nothing about statements made by former DLP ambassador to the US, Mr. Crispin Gregoire, almost two weeks ago, re Skerrit\’s Passport issue and most importantly, the comprehensive expose made by opposition Leader Hon. Lennox Linton, where he gave detailed information about Dominica\’s connection with Aliereza Monfared. In the expose\’ last Sunday evening, not only did Mr . Linton make statement s, but he read correspondence between our leaders and Monfared, gave info on monies wired, read emails about accounts where monies we\’re to be wired, and called the names of some of our leaders such as the PM, CBI director Nanthan, one of PM\’s attorneys and member of our election committee, Mr. Lawrence, minister Mcyntyre, health Minister Daroux. To date No one has responded! Why are you so good at protecting Skerrit and when Sam aka Judas Iscarriot comes lies about Linton you put it out?

  10. Plato
    July 14, 2017

    Thank you very much Mr. Williams for your intervention. In effect you have asked both sides to shut up when they are unable to link activities and that legally sound conclusions are not made based on conjecture but imperical evidence. Essentially you have deflated the Between you and me bombshell of July 9th and every other program which accused the primeminister and government of selling diplomatic passports. The UWP needs to be more strategic in its response to the government. People are getting tired of tge constant unsubstantiated accusations which when taken to court costs the party money and most of all, integrity. Pwen guard.

  11. Tj
    July 14, 2017

    Poor Sam Raphael

  12. anonymous2
    July 13, 2017

    We all know that the biggest ploy now going on in politics is to accuse your opponent of doing what you are actually doing, the illegal or questionable stuff that is. All of these guys are political puppets of the bankers. They tell them what to do and keep them in power. It would take a really educated public to get some decent people into office and hold them accountable.

    • Aye Aye
      July 14, 2017

      Man man man I so agree…all these people are the same ni UWP ni Labour ni Freedom!!! I’ve only been able to vote once in Dominica as I have spent most of my adult life outside of Dominica but if things continue like that I can never ever vote again…no confidence in any of these parties

  13. Real DomiDominican
    July 13, 2017

    Earl is in no position to comment. He must first take out the beam in his eyes before taking out the splinter in another one eyes.

    • %
      July 14, 2017

      Earl is simply asking for the evidence, and he is not alone.He has every right and reason to comment.
      SKERRIT MUST GO
      SKERRIT MUST GO
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW

    • Mamosa
      July 15, 2017

      Earl has every right to comment….the Man was a member of the Party being accused.
      No one should be surprised by Judas’ actions and words, Just working for the money.
      .

    • mine
      July 15, 2017

      you are so right

  14. CONSCIOUS
    July 13, 2017

    Dominica politicians have always use the ignorance of the population to spread this type of information putting doubt in their minds. It is a shame when will it end. The so called educated should uplift their people but their people are kept in a stage of stagnancy. But I will say you everyone should be their own educator you do not have to go to university. Be WISE and decisions you make will be good ones. your eyes are for you to see stop being blind. your ears are to hear listen to what is going on around and deduce thing from all that information.

  15. Danziger
    July 13, 2017

    De bomb warm up but soon and very soon it will payteé wait.

  16. mine
    July 13, 2017

    All of a sudden Earl resurface WOW! Mr. Rafeal for goodness sake please call the names involve.

  17. Pooshoompeng
    July 13, 2017

    Where Earl come out? Look is NOW I believe Sam! Desperate times call for desperate measures. I regret I vote for Dem people. Workers more than dead. They poohwee!

  18. KID ON THE BLOCK
    July 13, 2017

    The NEXUS is that Sam was there and he has proof of the monies received and what the monies were going to put in use for. What was the Ojective of the meeting held in Switzerland for? Didn’t Sam explain? The MEETING and the MONIES have a connection so that is the NEXUS! … The ORDER of the day is SUE. if YOU ALL uwpites THINK OR FEEL Raphael is a political puppet you all should know what to do and let’s see who is going to be laughed at. By the way Earl, what about my.???ey.

  19. July 13, 2017

    Dominicans open your eyes and minds. Pay attention to what is being said and by whom. Put the partisan politics aside and try to see this from a logical point of view. The party in opposition cannot and does not have the ways and means where by it would be able to sell diplomatic passports. Anyone who believes otherwise I would like to sell to you the Brooklyn bridge. Anyone who is or would be foolish enough to pay that kind of money for something that they know that the seller does not have should not even show their face or faces in public. Commonsense should tell you that this does not make sense. Secondly that statement was not written by Sam Raphael. It was written for him. Listen to the message absorb it and dissect it.

    • I am Real
      July 14, 2017

      David, $300,000 US for these guys is a joke. If things work then they are sitting pretty. What I expect from a patriotic Dominica is condemn any party or person whether in Government or Opposition that would treat our diplomatic passport with such scorn.

      This discussion would have ended long time if Mr. Linton had simply said that this cannot and will not happen under his watch and end the story.

  20. Blackman
    July 13, 2017

    Two things. One we need campaign finance laws in this country, so all political parties should adhere. Those laws should make declaration of source of funds, maximum contribution by individuals, stop foreign funding etc.
    Two Sam disclosure that he received monies on behalf of UWP and they admitting receipt of same constitutes crime against money laundry act, so the DPP need to move to prosecute all that were involved, including bank officials that contravened the laundry actin allowing the money to come. However, the bank officials might have been out smarted by Sam as a legitimate money coming for his business. I rest my case

  21. enfantdiable
    July 13, 2017

    The underlying issue is whether the present crop of politicians(DLP, UWP orDFP,) ought to be constrained by the legislature in the financing of their elections campaign? Under present situation they can spend as much as they want and get funds, in whatever quantum ,from whomever they can persuade that the will form or remain in government and “refund” their financiers many times over.
    In a seminal address to the Miami Conference in 1980 Prime Minister Mary Eugenia Charles condemned the ” modern day buccaneers” who were flashing millions in the face of very poor politicians in the Eastern Caribbean in return for positions in their foreign service or to start up “huge and grand projects in their little islands”.
    The people of Dominica must demand that the House of Assembly pass laws to govern POLITICAL PARTY FINANCING.The current political party leaders must be confronted with this question.

  22. honestly just asking
    July 13, 2017

    UWP has admitted that money exchanged hands. Aren’t the members of UWP curious about how the money was spent. Honestly. Are they in denial or don’t want to be surprised?

    • Toto
      July 14, 2017

      Yes, I would like to know that. Sam has said that the money went I have my into the accounts of prominent UWP businessmen. If that is true, did they pass it on to the party?

    • Kc
      July 15, 2017

      …from what I read in the paper media (some time back) some of the $$ was used to pay off mortgages.

  23. Anon
    July 13, 2017

    Let’s see the difference between Sam Raphael’s claims of sales of diplomatic passports by members of the UWP, and UWP’s claims of diplomatic passport sales by the current labour party government…. Monfared and Madueke. To date, Sam Raphael has been unable to name one individual connected to the UWP who sold or received diplomatic passports in exchange for campaign funds. The only person he has implicated is himself because he has named no other individuals who were involved. Can we not read and understand in this place?

    • %
      July 14, 2017

      You are both a nuisance and a buffoon..Present the EVIDENCE,that UWP was involved in sales of diplomatic passports,and tell Dominicans how an opposition party,has the ability to sell diplomatic passports.
      SKERRIT MUST GO
      SKERRIT MUST GO
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW

  24. Tjebe fort
    July 13, 2017

    Honestly, I don’t understand why you all farting about with Sam Raphael and a promise to sell passports by a party that was not in government. That is a red herring put on the ground by someone like Tony to put you all on the wrong track. It is far more important to find out whether Lennox Linton spoke the truth when he made all these revelations about Monfared and Skerrit and his friends last sunday and the longer Skerrit waits to respond to that the less we can believe him. Stop barking up the wrong tree. Is not manicou you want but a big fat rat, in fact a couple of them. We are so easily distractde I can’t believe it..

    • Dominican
      July 14, 2017

      Yet lennox cannot win one case against him? Sam has spoken and there is no denial. Sam said uwp received money for a promise, no denial. He proven enough. don’t you think if he lied there would be lawsuits flying about esp as lennox owes so much money? you asking dlp supporters to wake up while your head is in the sand

      • mine
        July 16, 2017

        how could lennox sue Ssme where he was’nt the leader for the party when it happened.

  25. NabesandI
    July 13, 2017

    Look you do not have an ounce of credibility…. Move there

  26. Ibo France
    July 13, 2017

    Sam Raphael should be considered a political pariah. He has to be completely morally depraved and intellectuality challenged to declare, almost with pride, that he was the point person in a mammoth political scandal. Sam is engaging in political gymnastics to ingratiate himself with Skerrit and his regime. The UWP should come clean and reveal the sources of those large sums of money. Nobody, no matter how rich, gives such enormous amounts of money to a political party without strings attached. I am convinced that we live in a culture that would absolutely fall apart if the truth were told consistently.

  27. jaded
    July 13, 2017

    Notice that no one in the UWP (past or present) is saying why those monies were paid to the UWP by those individuals. Very suspicious.

  28. Peeping Tom
    July 13, 2017

    Ha boy, Sam! You really hit them a blow with that bombshell. Matt is fighting hard to “stay on track” with the paper bag bomb that Linton could not burst on the weekend. Linton himself, cannot contain his ire. The lad’s voice is clearly showing stress and strain deep within him. Thomson (of all persons) had to chide in. Joshua mumbled something that made even less sense than the koshonie Linton said. Now, even the fallen one has come out from under his rock to foam at the lips! You really hit them a blow, garsan. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  29. UWP: “sold diplomatic passports to obtain funds for its election campaign in 2005 and 2009.”

    But, Williams! Whereas I know one should not start a sentence with a conjunction, I did it that way to simply ask; why are you paying any attention to the lie Sam told; and supported by liars in the DLP. One do not need to be a kindergarten graduate, a rocket scientist, or possessing an Albert Einstein brain, to look at the dates 2005/2009 to realize the ignorant perpetrators of such lie are seriously mentally ill people.

    . Let’s ask this question which party siege power in Dominica in 2000
    . Which government is in power since the years 2000, continuing to 2017
    . Answer: combination DLP DFP which became total and complete Labor Party, led by Dr. Punjab!

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

    So, my suggestion is this: if UWP sold passports to finance election, maybe Dr. Punjab gave them the passports to sell!

  30. July 13, 2017

    That is desperation papa!

  31. July 13, 2017

    Everybody running to their phones and calling Maaattttt!? Eh beh look it!

  32. Dorival John
    July 13, 2017

    Word of the day: NEXUS

    Sam, where is the nexus?

    Please give us the nexus between monies received by you for the UWP and the alleged sale of diplomatic passports.

    As long as you cannot connect the two, you better take several seats.

    Bon!

  33. Dominican
    July 13, 2017

    The issue here is neither Earl Williams nor Sam Raphael but ALIREZA MONFARED and the diplomatic passport authorized in his name by Roosevelt Skerrit. To this day we have not heard a word from the latter in response to the disclosures made by Lennox Linton. The least I would expect is for Roosevelt Skerrit to challenge him in person, not through a spokesman like Tony Astaphan or a hired hitman like Sam Raphael, who attacks Linton with evidence that is not corroborated and conveniently “sealed” when even an elementary school child can see that the timeline alone excludes Linton from any personal involvement . Sam. I don’t know who prepared that statement you read but it does not sound like you but someone who is coerced. Hearing all these revelations I would think twice before investing in your time-share project because it des not fill me with confidence that everything is above board in Dominica. I don’t envy you right now.

    • Dominican
      July 14, 2017

      The issue here is the pot calling the kettle black. Stop trying to spin.

  34. zandoli
    July 13, 2017

    If we take Earl Williams at his word, the monies that were transferred were not for passport sale, or more appropriately, the PROMISE of diplomatic passports on UWP forming the next government.

    Which begs the question, if the monies that were given to UWP was not a down payment for diplomatic passports, what did the donors expect in return for their contributions? Surely they were not just being good friends of Dominica. Not even Dominicans give that kind of money toward political campaigns.

    Enlighten us Earl.

    • Dominican
      July 14, 2017

      It may not have been diplomatic passports but a promise to make them authorized CBI agents. How do you think the DLP got their campaign funding?

  35. July 13, 2017

    All this hogwash defending of the UWP sickens me. Without evidence these people are singing the song that Skerrit must go because he selling passport…but the minute the truth comes out about UWP and the “investors” and their ‘promised diplomatic passports’, the members of the opposition try to find all sorts of excuse for them? The UWP people are not fooling me, they have their agenda. Of all people to dispell the claims Raphael has made, it had to be Williams, the same Williams that abuse his work privileges and used up his client’s money and flee the country? Oh please! Somebody else please!

  36. July 13, 2017

    Well if it is Mr Earl Williams that has to call after he dashed from Dominica to give the UWP credibility on this, then is they they fini bat!

  37. Emile Dominique
    July 13, 2017

    So a past political leader , present political leader, and a hotelier all said “THERE WAS MONEY” . Who received $3M and for what. Someone loves UWP so much that they will give them three million dollars just like that for no reason at all. Total strangers will give people so much money for nothing.
    DNO could you please explain this to me because I am one of those stupid Dominican.

  38. DC
    July 13, 2017

    Are you kidding me? Why did Mr. Williams vanished from the political arena? Why is he no longer a practicing attorney? I would choose Mr. Raphael in my ring any day over Mr. Williams, so much so, I did not read the article. I am in awe!

    • %
      July 14, 2017

      You are telling the world that you are an accomplished IDIOT, and you want more idiots to join you. If you did not read the article what exactly are you replying to?. People like you are the no-brainers that support a rogue regime, that is slowly but surely collapsing.You must attend night school.
      Sam needs to provide the evidence in the manner in which patriot #1, LLL, Leader LENNOX Linton presented concrete evidence to the world on Sunday night…Sam is still my friend, but he cant allow himself to be used PAPA BONDIEU!!!!!
      SKERRIT MUST GO
      SKERRIT MUST GO
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW

  39. HANSON
    July 13, 2017

    Earl Williams of all people

  40. July 13, 2017

    UWP is scraping the barrel, what Earl is saying makes absolutely no sense. He must first explain why he fled Dominica before talking about Sam having no credibility. One would think that as a past political leader of the UWP and been more in the loop than Lennox, Earl would be honest enough to tell us why 6 European men handed over 1.5 million $$ to the UWP. Sam is lying when he says that the monies were for diplomatic passports. So, Earl and Lennox could you all consult with Edison and tell us what the truth is. Using the argument of UWP operatives to show that the UWP did not promise or sell diplomatic passports, that same argument can be used to support the DLP claim that they did not sell diplomatic passports. WHAT WAS THE MONEY FOR?? After more than 10 years why this total lack of transparency from the UWP, a party that is on a campaign to right political wrongs

    • Jonathan St jean
      July 16, 2017

      Amos,stop searching in the weeds and focus on the point at hand.Earl and his past deeds and misdeeds have nothing to do with Sam’s claims and the proof required.Amos you are trying to change the subject here.As Earl said,where is the nexus.The more Sellout Sam opens his mouth the more he digs himself deeper into the smelly hole he put himself because of selfishness and greed.

  41. Ridiculousness
    July 13, 2017

    But where mister come out na?

  42. Me
    July 13, 2017

    Was Earl one of the leaders who traveled to Switzerland? He was not present and do not now why the monies were paid. I was expecting him to say that he knows for sure that the funds were received as Sam
    said

    • %
      July 13, 2017

      No he was not in MALAYSIA,with those crooks.Did you hear one of them even wanted to go to China on a private jet?On dirty money?Thats why LLL,Leader Lennox Linton,is a GREAT DOMINICAN!He is what you see.NOT A DOGGONE HYPOCRITE!A thorn in the flesh of those who invited him into the ring.
      SKERRIT MUST GO
      SKERRIT MUST GO
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW

  43. Jonathan St jean
    July 13, 2017

    Thank you Earl for putting the legal light on the matter at hand of Sam trying to speak from both sides of his mouth.The bigger question to me is where are the lawyers in Dominica to come forward and explain such matters so Joe Blow can understand.Where is the Bar Assocation,can they only criticize the DPP.Sam has made some muddy water for himself,in trying to help Skerritt and the Cabal and I’m sure he will live to regret it.

    • July 13, 2017

      Johnathan, all I need to know is what was the money for. No amount of legal acrobatics can remove embarrassment that is engulfing your party and esteem leader. Why are they afraid to say what the money was for, so much for honesty and transparency.

      • Jonathan St jean
        July 14, 2017

        Anon, it’s none of your damn business what that money was intended for.The main point here is that the procecution has to prove it’s allegations.The defense doesn’t have to say a word.Tell crooked Sam to provide the proof,he is the one making the allegations.

    • Man bites dogs
      July 13, 2017

      @ Jonathan above, you bloody idiot thank you Earl for putting the legal light on the matter , what matter ? Earl himself is just as bad Linton, is a saint compair to Earl, it’s not over yet till the fat lady sings i know for a fact some workers criminals will be going down and if i was Linton, i would take the lot down with me, Thank you Mr Sam for putting the lights on things and their are lots more to come watch this space.

      • Jonathan St jean
        July 14, 2017

        Man bites dog let me explain it to you.When the case if Linton vs Pinnard Byrne,the court made it clear that Linton had to produce the proof.In the case involving the UWP and Skerritt and St Jean,again the court made it clear that the procecution has to provide the evidence,since they are making the claim,they have to provide the proof.Your kangaroo court will not establish new requirements regarding who is to provide proof to substantiate the allegations they are making..Can you understand that Man bites dog. I’m sure you can.Now shut up with your nonsense about UWP and proof.Tell Sam bring it on.With the new US requirements ,Sam has just buried himself,now try and dig him out

    • John Public
      July 14, 2017

      A few “nexus” questions. Is this Earl Williams the same person, former leader of the UWP who had sufficient reason to leave this jurisdiction in a manner that can only be described as a shameful exodus? What is he “nexus” between the sudden departure of an Earl Williams, Attorney, and reports missing clients funds……………..What is the “nexus” between reports of a former First Lady complaining that one “Earl Wiliams” had misued her insurance compensation?

  44. derp
    July 13, 2017

    but where is Earl Williams nuh, maybe he should come and help the party hmmm

    • Nexus
      July 13, 2017

      He coming down to run in Vieille Case.
      Landslide for UWP.

    • mine
      July 15, 2017

      maybe still running.

  45. Truth
    July 13, 2017

    You what amazes me really is the hypocrisy of individuals particularly when they carry blind allegiances to political parties. The very same individuals who chastise the DLP for wrongdoing when they hear of allegations linking them to bobol are the same ones now trying to find excuses for the UWP now that the tables have turned. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. All wrongs must be condemned no matter who does it. Earl Williams is certainly not a good character witness in this case since he was allegedly involved in the matter. He has brought out no evidence to really refute that the huge sums of monies received were not in exchange of some promise upon the possibility of the UWP obtaining office (something like an insurance coverage). so the fact that they were not in government is irrelevant. The fact is they were (and are) a government in waiting and CAN easily make such an arrangement (promise) which some rich folks with monies to spare can by into.

    • Dorival John
      July 13, 2017

      Likewise Sam has brought no evidence to back up his claim that the huge monies received were in exchange for diplomatic passport.

      Yes, Sam did receive monies for the UWP. The UWP admits that but as Earl said, “Money being transferred in itself is evidence of nothing.”

      • concerned Dominican
        July 13, 2017

        Dorival
        You are being politically unreasonable. Sam stated that the monies were in exchange as a promise for diplomatic immunity providing the UWP won the elections. He was there, and you were not. So that makes him a credible or a better witness than you.
        Why should I believe you who were not privy to the exchange of funds?
        When Sam was coordinating the financial disbursement no one knew about it. The only reason why we are now engaging in discussion is because they are no longer on good terms.
        You have stated that Sam indeed did receive monies, so I am asking you to tell me what was the money for?
        You made mention that Earl said that stated that monies being transferred is evidence of nothing, this is nonsense, because you will not go to your bank to withdraw your entire life saving to keep in your closet. You have to have a reason for your withdrawals, whether is to buy a car or groceries.
        So there was a reason for the collection of funds and all I want to know is WHAT FOR?

      • Peeping Tom
        July 13, 2017

        In fact, unlike Lennox Linton, Sam has done very well to draw a line between the transfer of money and a promise of diplomatic passports. First there was the promise from the desperate UWPwee and then, the subsequent flow of funds. One action, the antecedent (“with your money, we will win. So, give us your money and we will reward you with diplomatic postings”) has been followed by an other, the result: the flow of funds. The conclusion of impropriety, if not criminality, is therefore a logical one.

        Unfortunately, even after more than a decade of trying to bury the DLP under screams of “corruption,” Linton still cannot get this simple truism in his head: “Money being transferred in itself is evidence of nothing” wrong. Maybe, Dorival, you should whisper it to him.

      • know wha m'saying
        July 13, 2017

        so wey the money gone?

      • carmen
        July 14, 2017

        Im concerned about concerned. the question is, were the passports bought?. paid for? exchanged hands?
        concerned for concerned.

      • Danziger
        July 14, 2017

        @concerned Dominican, You think i’ll talk about money and i’m part of the RACINE. HUMMM use yr head one day the TRUTH will explode. WAIT.

    • Shameless
      July 13, 2017

      Really Truth? Really? I never knew raising funds for an election campaign was illegal when done in conformance with norms. STOP being such a nincompoop because every sane individual would know that a “political promise” is a comfort to fools. No one is saying that Sam was not charged wit raising funds but that he now attempting to tie it all on a “promise for diplomatic passports” with no evidence that the money he claim to have received was for the sole purpose with no evidence is pure hogwash. I really hope the police investigate him for money laundering.

      Sam has become the BIGGEST political puppet and stooge in Dcan history. Tontone was smart enough to have Sam make an A?? of himself. :twisted: :twisted: SING SAM SING, SING FOR YOUR SUPPER but time will tell.

      Assertive like Moses’s rod! :twisted:

    • smh
      July 13, 2017

      My mother should not tell me to not be a prostitute because she was one. Is this what you are saying?

      You Dominicans are not easy eh. But too late shall be the cry.

      • Dominican
        July 14, 2017

        @smh you and your mother well wrong move there

    • %
      July 13, 2017

      @Truth With all you DLP gibberish, I still AWAIT THE EVIDENCE from Sam.If its at your home,please ont abandon the man,help the man.Give it to him so that he peesents it.Thousands of Dominicans are waiting.
      SKERRIT MUST GO
      SKERRIT MUST GO
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!

    • Jonathan St jean
      July 14, 2017

      The onus is not on Earl to provide any proof or nexus.Sam,the one who makes the allegations is the one who has to backup his claims with proof that a link exists.

  46. mark
    July 13, 2017

    Earl i support you on that. Sam was bought.

    • Ridiculousness
      July 13, 2017

      Sam was not bought! Sam is a businessman. You seem to forget his hotel was one of the best. Won so many awards in international travel magazines. What did Erika do to him? If you was in his shoes you would do the same thing.

      • concerned Dominican
        July 13, 2017

        Why is he a political puppet, because he had a falling out and decided to spill the beans. That makes him a snitch, but not a puppet. A puppet is moved by a string and as we can see no strings could contain him.
        Let us be honest and reasonable. Sam stated he collected monies, it was agreed upon by the UWP that monies did come in. So there is no dispute here OK.
        The only issue which is not being handled is what was the money for? That”s it.
        I am troubled that we are blaming the messenger. Am I missing something here?
        I think that we should at this point ask the opposition for transparency. These are the questions I need answered since there is admission that monies did exchange hands.
        What were the monies for?
        Where is the money stored?
        Who is responsible for the money?
        Was it a gift or was it in exchange for something?
        Who were the people who gave the money? and why?
        Let us focus on that first instead of placing blame. HOW ABOUT THAT FOR A START

      • Flip
        July 13, 2017

        Jungle Bay was built on taxpayers’ money that was never repaid.

      • Nexus
        July 13, 2017

        Ridiculousness, you are being ridiculous.
        Sam is singing for his supper.
        Sam was bought, unfortunately, his revelations have put him in hot water, because based on his public revelations he can now be charged for money laundering.

      • carmen
        July 14, 2017

        best and owing 7 or 6million
        splain that puhleeze

      • Extremely
        July 14, 2017

        So that’s why he was bought. They gave him a price and he jumped on board. That equals being sold.

    • concerned Dominican
      July 13, 2017

      Mark
      Sam was bought by whom?
      You support Earl? What does that say about you? Earl is a criminal who embezzled people money and exited the country. Earl was not there there when any transaction occurred, Sam was so that put Earl on the same playing field as you and me so his point is not any more valid than mine or yours.
      I will suggest that when he has something of substance then he should contact DNO, as of now his suggestions are null and void.

    • indira Ghandi
      July 13, 2017

      Earl,let us know where you are and what you are doing and have done.
      THE COUNTRH NEEDS YOU.

  47. marie-claire R Skerrit
    July 13, 2017

    Well Said Williams, (Raphael is a “political puppet” ).

    • July 14, 2017

      If any one should know about money scandal should be Earl after skimming Dominican and running off
      now he reappear defending UWP.

      • Anonymous
        July 14, 2017

        Well Wallace, come on man, you expect him to defend Skerrit? Be real.

      • mine
        July 15, 2017

        Well said

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