General election close but date still a secret

Voters during the 2009 general election
Voters during the 2009 general election

Prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has hinted that general election is close but he is not quite ready to reveal the exact date, as yet.

Speaking on the radio program, “Focus on Government and Development” on Thursday night, Skerrit said that although the election is due soon, his adminstration needs to see some projects completed before the date is announced.

“Elections will be called when it is constitutionally due,” he said. “I have said to the people of Dominica that they should stand ready to go to the polls at any time. Once you past four years it could be called at any time.”

He continued, “We have about eight more months before election is due but there are still some things that we have to do as a party and as a government. There are a number of projects and programs that we have to bring to a completion. There are some projects that we have started to implement that we have to see blossom and so on.”

The country’s leader mentioned projects such as the Roseau Enhancement Project (REP), the Indoor Sporting Facility in Stockfarm, the Melville Hall to Pond Case road as some of the projects that he would like to see completed.

However, the prime minister noted, the Dominica Labour Party has been told to prepare itself for the day the polling date is announced.

“There are a number of things that we have to still do but I have told my party to ready itself and they are preparing for election,” he said. “So elections are due in the next eight months … we are very confident and the party is preparing itself and keep your eyes on me.”

The next general election is constitutionally due in March 2015.

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  1. Anonymous
    September 22, 2014

    these people are killing our country

    • Da
      September 23, 2014


  2. grell
    September 22, 2014

    Skerrit is a coward.Kamala singing for her job.Skerrit it doesnt matter when you call it dude,am not a red clinic begger and you have lost my vote,step up as a man and debate Linton,stop being a little boy.

  3. Grand Bay Yard-fowl
    September 22, 2014


    You see what happens when you allow your Prime Minister to become “Power hungry” and turns “DICTATOR.” It’s sad that there so many who just doesn’t get it. People wake-up and see where the country is heading. If you vote the current regime back in office, then you deserve whatever follows.

  4. dissident
    September 22, 2014

    De PM and DLP lacking confidence.
    You waiting for 3 projects to complete to prove that you working. Shameless
    De news story on Caribbeannewsnow is empty.
    Without elaborating you couldn’t even boast off the Moroccan hotel, geothermal energy, night landing, de pond case to Melville hall road, the Rosalie to petite soufriere road, the new coast guard base in the north, where is the boat to ship farmers produce,……….I could go on and on.
    Get some real media person to put your message out for the world to see. That news story was not very insightful. Very lacking. Unconvincing.
    Go back to the drawing board.
    You really not ready for election.
    After 15 years of governance you guys are weak, spineless and shameless.

  5. commando
    September 22, 2014

    yah you want to see projects completed before you can give the date for the next general elections because you know that you all have not done anything.whether you wait for tomorrow or eight months to call it,this time you ll lose.

  6. Dominican
    September 21, 2014

    The prime minister seems to think its okay to play these silly mind games with Dominicans. I feel like we are puppets on Mr. Skerrit’s string. #slightlyannoyed #call the date or remain silent about it pls #thanks

  7. Crooked Rooster Runs
    September 21, 2014

    Skerrit you remind me of The crooked man, who wore a crooked smile, and walked a crooked mile,
    and found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile;
    then bought a crooked cat (tony) which caught a crooked mouse (hartley), which ate some crooked cheeses (lawrence, AA, Charlo, Alix, Jung etc ).
    And who all went to live together in an oversized crooked cabinet.
    Skerrit I love but you too dan rotten crooked; I cannot in good conscience vote for you.

  8. September 21, 2014

    Im in the process of publishing a book and was wondering about a title. Neo-DLP Mud, A taste of corruption/honey comes to mind.
    There fore am soliciting ideas from the compartiots of a suitable title. It basically envelopes a chronological history in the form of comic presentations of all the silly things we as a people have permitted to occur in DAej voting the UWP in 1995, to allowing an idiot to slip through the cracks and become PM to holding certain professional, god fearing hypocrites to dictate our lives. etc
    It ends with the need for deep cleaning like in dentistry ( our polarized dentist both in Roseau and Washington D.C would appreciate or disagree. We may need Blacklight or luminol to show p the dirt and hidden evidence ej blood stainsej in criminal acts economic and political and the need to sanitize Neo -DLP once and for all. Can the cosmetically changed Team DA bring this about? Question the book will explore and give answers.

    • September 21, 2014

      Question the book will explore and give answers to.

      • mabouya
        September 22, 2014

        here’s a title….A Little Kim In The Making………refering to that little pig in north korea

  9. dominican
    September 21, 2014

    its time for change!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. DNA Breakthru
    September 21, 2014

    Tell d Arab boy……How long? Not long! He seem to be scared of these words.

  11. Stupes
    September 21, 2014

    What a joker this PM…

  12. sacway gas
    September 21, 2014

    call the election nah….. call it nah….. u say u more than ready… so u have no reason to wait for ur fools project to complete… if u know u going and win then u will finish the projects when u win… no big deal.. call the elections nah…. mouth u have… ur rope coming to an end.. CALL IT NAH..

  13. Trre hit de Road
    September 21, 2014

    I think That Skerro thinks that another National Day Speech will make him win. He is just waisting time and money

  14. shaka zulu
    September 21, 2014

    If you are so confident why wait until projects are finished? Smdh. Sounds like a man doubting your chances

  15. Anonymous
    September 21, 2014

    So DNO remove my comment when it was correct And descente ? So what thé problem DNO? Mr président cant pût à stop to this mascarade That dividing our small dominica.when i get paid i working myself out for 4 dollars an hour and who getting big money sit by and let little fellas kill thé Country .and DNO shutting me down

  16. Mr président
    September 21, 2014

    Thé président of dominica should pût à stop to That game.thé population is deviding.the country is to small for thèse kinds of curoptions.the président has a big salary and cant take any décisions. Côme on Man. Are we all blind? I was thinking of coming back home but now im thinking about it all over.workers and labour both hâve little Boy gutter politics

  17. Doc. Love
    September 21, 2014

    If you think you so strong, call it nuh, coward.

  18. Anonymous
    September 21, 2014

    With 14 years in power, 18 seats in Parliament, so you behaving boy?

  19. okay
    September 20, 2014

    call it nah call it

  20. Say what............
    September 20, 2014

    I will ask again. Why should election be a secret? Only in Dominica. I have never seen anything like this before. The country must know when election is so the people can prepare and the opposition can be prepare., just nonsense happening in de place. PM think Dominica really belongs to him. Just madness going on in DA. God please!…………….. show your hands. Our Country needs a cleansing.

  21. Ravine
    September 20, 2014

    Da man is a trickstar, he just a con man.

  22. September 20, 2014

    we must win …LABOUR POWER

    • Anonymous
      September 22, 2014

      Tell that to your PM. He does not seem to think so or he would certainly call it

  23. Roseau
    September 20, 2014

    After 14 years you have accomplished nothing, so this is why the election date is such a secret.
    Skerro, you would be happy if you had the authority to tell only your loyal supporters when the dates will be and have them only go to the poles EH!!?
    Dominica has had enough of your incompetence, it is time to go!

  24. Portsmouth
    September 20, 2014

    Skerro and those most of the men in DLP have never served as an opposition MP. I am sure if they lost the next election most of them will run away because they do not love Dominica.
    Well again they have enough money put aside for the future while the common man is biting his finger nails to survive.
    So how can a normal thinking Da person vote for those guys again!! ?

  25. Goodwill
    September 20, 2014

    I would like the next Gov’t to amend the constitution to have a fixed date for every election.
    It should never be left up to the discretion or one person.

  26. Helas!!!
    September 20, 2014

    I am for a fixed election date, we have to outgrow this nonesense.

  27. IG
    September 20, 2014

    But what projects have to do with the elections date na? SMH

    September 20, 2014

    Jesus said that when he is coming back, no one will ever know.
    Not even His Angels. But there will be signs for every one.

    So Mr. PM, don’t play little jesus. The longer you stay from calling the date, the greater the victory for Team Dominica.

  29. #speakingmymind2
    September 20, 2014

    But UWP supporters alone that does comment on DNO, man?

  30. September 20, 2014

    P.M I think that you are potraying yourself as a COWARD.

  31. hostage
    September 20, 2014

    While all over the world citizens are fighting, advocating for Free and Fair elections, Skerritt’s DLP Gov’t is bent on, stubborn not to want Electoral Reforms to ensure fraud and irregularities are not committed.

    Who recommended and requested funds from Gov’t to carry out Electoral Reforms, i.e., to produce Voter ID Cards and to clean up the bloated Voters’ List? The “Independent” Electoral Commission, right?

    Years passed. No money for Commission to do its work. No response. Commission belittled.

    OAS, CARICOM, observers in the last elections also recommended reforms. The Dominican people have been pleading, expressing concerns, but no Reforms.

    The “Independent” Electoral Commission was forced, against its expressed wishes to produce NID Cards, counter to what the Commission wanted. Well where are the NID Cards for elections? Who mis-informed the public that NID cards would be ready?

    Dominicans are forced to go into another general election without electoral reforms. will Elections be ever FREE and FAIR?

    Why would any GOVT be afraid to implement or facilitate reforms to make our elections better, FREE and FAIR?

    Already the election process has been flawed, tampered with. Cheat, steal election? No Reforms? In our face?

    Heavy political influences have rendered the “Independent” Commission helpless. Elections cannot be FREE and FAIR.

    The Cabal cannot afford to loose. We know why. So by any means possible, they will try to be in power.,

    One man has an entire nation hostage as relates a date for elections.? Expect anything. Be on your P’s and Q’s.

  32. lin
    September 20, 2014

    but who say workers winning election.what eight seats labour going to loose.please someone name them

  33. JoJo
    September 20, 2014

    Roosevelt, you window of opportunity is getting smaller and smaller the longer you wait. It is up to you but if you wait too long you may not leave enough room in that window for you to escape!

  34. September 20, 2014

    Stupid Dominican fools. What makes you think the other party will chane Dominica . Allyou will ge in for a big shock. Vote UWP tou jour

  35. Anonymous
    September 20, 2014

    Election is constitutionally due by March 2015. Subject to correction, Parliament has to be dissolved 90 days before the election. This ultimately means that by January 2015 DA people must know when is the polling date!!

  36. jang
    September 20, 2014

    everyday the bucket goes to the river one the the bottom will drop off . and guess what it has drop off . to late for you pm you can give every one in dominica a million dollars .but you are out its all over .YOU ARE FIRED.

  37. Justice Mauritius
    September 20, 2014

    Shame on the PM (Plagiariser Manifested). With all the margots in his belly, he is really Bold-faced!!! He needs to stop his alien breast-feeding. There are issues, issues, issus my brethren to be unfolded. Vote the DLP completely out.
    Do you know HHFP?

  38. Views Expressed
    September 20, 2014



  39. September 20, 2014

    Dominica should have a fix date for election like any democracy country there’s corruption in Dominica, please inform us whats going on we’re the voters put you in office and we’re the voters gonna ousted you as well

  40. Anonymous
    September 20, 2014

    Skerrit words. “we are very confident and the party is preparing itself and keep your eyes on me.”

    Skerrit why should we keep our eyes on you? what happen you think you are Jesus man. You full of deception. We will keep our eyes on Jesus because I know he will never fail, NEVER. but you have failed Dominica and Dominicans.

  41. foresnIT
    September 20, 2014

    I wouldn’t be surprised is one day Mr Skerrit announce to the people of Dominica “You know what? No elections dammit! And it doe have noffing nobody cyan do about it, you hear!?” lol

  42. Brain and Sword
    September 20, 2014

    blue bug dead!

  43. rty
    September 20, 2014

    so how workers going to win many of the 18 seats labour is loosing?please name them.if any one of u can come up with 8 then i agree

  44. west london
    September 20, 2014

    i am a hard working Dominican living in west london,i am waiting for the election to be called so i can continue with my investment on my home land.iam one person that will bring employment to the builders,

    • JoJo
      September 22, 2014

      I understand you bro. All this dilly-dallying by Skerrit has done is keep investment away.

  45. george Fontaine
    September 20, 2014

    If the Prime Minister gave any importance to the rights of the electorate to vote, he would avoid continuously speaking about the date if not to announce it.
    Once again, he is openly using the privilege as a tool to tease and taunt…Imagine if he also had the prerogative of announcing Christmas, carnival and other calender events…Dominicans remain at the mercy of their master.

  46. September 20, 2014

    It seems like the PM suffering from ATTENTION DEFICIT SYNDROME.
    The date must be called and people must go out to vote so what? Stupes.

  47. HotBoy
    September 19, 2014

    ah boi.. a big dirty mofo you be boy Skerrit… You had how many years to complete your projects as “a party and a government”. Just talk about man with your people, that they like! They preaching change is an option, not a must, You know d*mn well you not gan offer no change. Donkeys they be

  48. John
    September 19, 2014

    Skerrit is a dictator the date of all general elections should be written in the Dominican constitution and made law. He wants to make it hard for people to vote especially the people he knows will vote against him the people should start mass protests.

  49. September 19, 2014

    I come Dominique because Haiti mauvais un pile.
    I go from Haiti for political and economique reason.
    I think I had eassez mal politique I vive under Duvalier henri Nathie etc and now I Dominique I see Duvalier encore
    Skerrit is a little other baby doc. I go from Dominique if he win elect. Skerrit is just like baby Doc wee!
    If he win I go St. Marteen no more papa nor baby or Skerrit Doc for Me Pierre. I cannot take it no long.

  50. Sherlock
    September 19, 2014

    So we go to the polls sometime within the next eight months.

    To all who think dead and ineligible people are getting ready (no pun intended) to vote, get ready also to monitor each polling station for proof of any such occurences. We should not make allegations without having the required proof. It is as unethical to allege unproven fraud in the elections as it is for persons, who are ineligible, to vote.

    So you think someone is voting twice? bring this to the attention of the appropriate authorities at that time and not on a radio talk show two days later.

    Let us all be responsible and practice legal forms of elections policing.

  51. September 19, 2014

    I read about a virtual currency to be set up in DA.
    Now Skerro doh want to give an election date. He said he want to finish some projects lol! So if bro Medard so certain he going to win all 21 why the secrete concerning the date? You call the dog on election and continue ur projects after you win si say l’homme ou l’homme!
    Skerritt is a coward. A virtual P.M lol

    September 19, 2014

    Team Dominica, keep an eye open at the Seaports and Airports, as soon as the last vote counts are given. I rest my case.

  53. DSCstudent
    September 19, 2014

    “However, the prime minister noted, the Dominica Labour Party has been told to prepare itself for the day the polling date is announced.”………………he is part of the dlp so they have been told dat by who??? ……..dat statement by skerrit jus tellin me is not he dat kno the dat……it will cum out from his mouth but it really came from tony or 1 of his advisors mind

  54. Jaime Lewis
    September 19, 2014

    What does the PM mean by :”keep your eyes on me”? That sounds like where Jesus says to Peter to keep his eyes on him. Does the PM now see himself as Jesus Christ? My my my!!!

  55. red
    September 19, 2014


  56. Anonymous
    September 19, 2014

    Take care when the election day will be over, that u wwould have been caught with ur pants down.

  57. My Friend
    September 19, 2014

    Roosie, boy you and I attended elementary and high school together, we grew up as good friends and have remained friends. In the last 14 years I voted for you not on the basis of your ability, but rather, on basis of our friendship. However, of late I have been debating within myself if I am fair to myself and my country to vote for you a forth time simply because we are friends. As the election date is drawing nearer you seem to have been making my decision really easy with statements you have been making of late. Here are some disturbing examples: Your attack on Dr. . Eipigh really got my attention. Make it worse, Furthermore when you referred to UWP as dishonest, bunch of modern day pirates who have no interest in Dominica, was very unfair because I do have lots of UWP friends. If that was not bad enough, this week alone you sounded tired with your mouth. You called Lennox “bastard” and I was very offended because though we are friends, I know better. Two days ago you sounded off on the economy at Castle Bruce and you really sounded like a nuisance when you revealed that you intended to hire 400 persons under the NEP, but you went on to hire 1001. How idiotic was this one! Then to hear you say today that you will not debate Lenox and gave some silly reasons, is really not Vieille -case like because everybody knows how we like to feast on those we are better / stronger than. If that was not enough, to hear you say that election is close but you and your party are not ready (literally that’s what you said) and you needed to complete some projects first was nothing but a flat out insult! Afetr 14 years, with an 18/3 majority, you are not ready to challenge a bastard, uneducated, one that has not read any good book about DA? Man you embarrassing the intelligence of persons like myself who have voted you and continue to vote you. Sorry, I can’t do this again
    Your friend

  58. red
    September 19, 2014

    all u will get to know when d time is right
    and stop call d man names …

    • red
      September 19, 2014

      that’s right

  59. Ras
    September 19, 2014

    Skerrit making sure he serve up to his last day because he know is out he going. If he was so confident that he will win, he would call the election long time. Take your time skerro your days are numbered make use of all of them because even you know….CHANGE IS A MUST

  60. Just looking
    September 19, 2014

    I don’t know about this election story that the PM playing with Dominica . These people I just selfish they not even looking out for the country all they concern is who red and who blue that is why no body comes back to Dominica to stay. The popular talk is “oh what a beautiful country is Dominica” but after two weeks u hear them say “oh am living on the weekend for Canada or America and even Antigua they can not stay here . But yet still u have some foolish people in Dominica all they concern is wait for Wednesday to go begg and have skerriet call them poor saying he helping poor people . Boy what a joke lololol a

    • September 19, 2014

      Dominicans in DA may not know the date for election but we in Toronto know the date is November 12, 2014 according to the Wesley Labor Ccandidate Athenia Benjamin last week end while she was addressing the Wesley Community she spill the date So is the PM going to be honest with us Dominicans now.

    • Irma Francois
      September 20, 2014

      please edit before you post

  61. Doc. Love
    September 19, 2014

    Wouldn’t it have been a beautiful occasion had Skeritt asked Mr. Linton to joint him in the studios of the Nation Station when he was being interviewed by Cecil, Kamala and Curtis. They fraid, they really fraid, therefore, they rather put their hands between their legs and hide in the studios of DBS radio,cowards. They all talk about how powerful and tough they are when interviewing politicians, I cannot believe how Cecil and Kamala in particular, could allow such a great opportunity like that to pass them by like a bwen nas.

    • Shameless
      September 20, 2014

      Kamala and Cescil are stooges….what you expect? Mamala also LIKE THAT, SHE REALLY REALLY LIKE THAT! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: . Curtis on the other hand does not have a choice but to fall in line or else…..But Change is coming because it is a MUST!

      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

    • Anonymous
      September 20, 2014

      Lennox was in las Vegas so he could not attend

  62. Itassi Too
    September 19, 2014

    With his own mouth Skerrit is indirectly telling the nation that based on performance his DLP does not deserve another 5 year term in office and he personally would not reelect a government that has failed as badly as his government has failed. Let’s take a close look at what he said on DBS and you tell me if it is a vote of confidence or not: ““We have about eight more months before election is due but there are still some things that we have to do as a party and as a government.” In other words, Skerrit is saying that he and his government have not done enough and therefore they are not ready. After all, this is not their first term in office. They have been there for 15 years and they are not ready? In case we did not understand what he meant, he went on to add this: “There are some projects that we have started to implement that we have to see blossom and so on.” and he went on to mention the Roseau Enhancement Project (REP), the Indoor Sporting Facility in Stockfarm, the Melville Hall to Pond Case road as some of the projects that he would like to see completed.
    The man knows he and his cabal team have failed the people for 14 years, and he feels the only thing that might blindfold people to maybe give them another chance is 3 projects and they must blossom first. If I were a laborite and heard this statement I would say, if after 14 years you still cannot prove yourself, it’s time for change.

    • September 20, 2014

      U got this one right Talahasse !
      HIS Neo- DLP does not deserve another 5 year term in office and he personally would not reelect a government that has failed as badly as his government has failed. Let’s take a close look at what he said on DBS no dabate . I am not equipped

    • September 20, 2014

      Well, he’s repeated history. Remember Mamo & Bandits outsted PJ in 05/1979 with who………………………. as chief engineer? Mamo & her Bandits spent 15 yrs in Power . Mamo retired & left the leadership in crisis and the Moomoo & di Ayatolla made a mess of Mamo’s party then came the solid Team with the Medicine man, Ugg et Al which culminated with making DA a circus with guys like INSTRU( now a fugitive) We had his suggestion of a smoke herring breakfast for their first independence celebration as the Gov’t of DA Eddo gave us a mining scare amongst other comical undertakings. Dodo as minister of Health Lol!
      Where are these two characters today? When I think of these two in particular I think of 1994 OJ Simpson ‘s case. With all the top lawyers in that case like the TV shows always ask where are they now? They were the most popular things on TV in 94.
      Changing the line, we got a series of mishaps after the Solid team was ousted by Rosie and his Bandits. Then like they did in Grenada in 1983( when Mamo became instrumental after the big catastrophy.) There was an internal coup in the Authentic DLP’s camp. When a little unknown substitute teacher who like intru have difficulties with the English languge from V.C a creole strong hold who deos not speak creole either, who has a French passport and does not speak French either” twit” with only a facial malformation” with dimples” was nominated placed as a figure head for the DFP machine. The tides became choppier as the little unknown twit had plans of his own, resulting in what he has become to us relative to him. remember he fooled many as he had his own plans helped by his sidekicks. so here we are once again with 15 yrs of DFP rule posing as DLP.
      There is no solution for Da at this time as the cosmetically enhanced Solid Team to Team DA don’t cut it in the minds of many. The country like so many is in limbo with decreased production in Agriculture, investments are at a standstill and all time low. unemployment god alone knows how much, Corruption has put us to compete with Latin American and other banana republics despite our banana production today does not qualify s not even to be classified as one lol! LL for P.M lol! LMAO! With such a fracase as the Gov’t of RS’s neo DLP people want change but it’s only a wish. Those who can bring change have migrated, accepting of the corruption became part of it or are to unstable economically to sacrifice anything.
      It clear to all and sundry the Neo DLP should be outsted as it’s another 15 yr anniversary and tried and sentenced for crimes against state assests confiscated etc. But that having been said who’s gonna replace them and take DA to where she belong. This is the dilemma and a necessity for independent minded D/cans to step up /out and do the right thing. Our youth ought to be more aware today with all these communication tools for information but are carefree and locked in Sewo gear,sewoing their lives away when they wake up it will be retirement time for them.
      party politics aside this is the sad truth. Foreigners are buying us out. look at the real estate list on DNO all st. Aroma homes sold .Sold to whom? check the gazette.
      Don’t blame it on Eddo, LL, Skerro, the Sr. Counsels the cucumbers the ( Gobbles and wife or are they Hilary & Bill lol they wish) the ex-priest who has become a drone specialist and all the other by-products of poverty now millionaires. We are responsible if we have to do it physically it has to be done ,that’s the only way bigger better different from 05/79.

      • September 20, 2014

        Let the truth be read DNO’s modulator (s) left free speech fill the blogs.

        Too much triple standard in this little land of ours, call a spade a spade.

    • Irma Francois
      September 20, 2014

      go back to your party days in power what have they done that we can look back and say a job well done the house in barbados eh

    • Ras B
      September 21, 2014

      My sentiments exactly!!In fact I was just about to post my sentiments but after reading your post I decided against it, my thoughts and yours were too similar.

      The only other inference I made which you did not mention was that the Prime Minister essentially stated in a round about manner that the projects that he is waiting on were designed to secure him votes, otherwise why would he have to wait for the projects to not only be completed but to blossom before elections are called? So there you have it, all the activity taking place in the Kalingo territory and Castle Bruce which were not mentioned are Gimmicks designed to buy votes from the electorate. People Wake up!!!!
      Change is not an Option any more, let us continue our assertive but non-aggressive formula, because obviously, it has Mr PM shaking & Trembling in his boots because he hears, sees and believes UWP is coming.

      He also seems to have given up, see he has handed the Wesley, Palm Tree and Woodfordhill constituency to The UWP’s Mr Bazil, by disrespecting that constituency and essentially renaming it NANNYVILLE by having an expelled elementary school student, a trained Nanny as his representative for that constituency. Thanks to you Mr PM, I am now from NANNYVILLE!!!

  63. September 19, 2014

    Correction to my comment.Dom_In_A_Can.

    • Hls
      September 20, 2014

      So insultive. The mere fact you are unable to tolerate those with different viewpoints from yours says a lot. That’s a real shame.

  64. September 19, 2014

    Oh my Mr.Pm you think there is no one higher than you,The people in Dominica should demand the date of election should be always on the books and not in the PM back pocket or telling his American baby boy.But some Dominican are just Dom_In_Can and they just dnt get it.For the smart ones that’s left in Dominica keep fighting for your people.Praying for my roots.

    • sweet one
      September 19, 2014

      @smokey, continue to go in smoke. You left and went to greener pastures it seems, so leave us alone, we know , we like it so. You probably cannot come down because you smoking off illegally in another country.

    • Lapo Layza
      September 20, 2014

      Thanks smokey for insulting us the people of Dominica. If you are a native of this land, chances are you may be descended from the same stock and genetically you are as mentally challenged as those of us who you consider to be Dom-In _A- Can.

  65. pedro
    September 19, 2014

    The people of Dominica have made up their minds to vote you out. Anything that is done now is considered catch a vote. The 100’s of thousand dollars spent on advisers are just payments to steel the election, but the voters are ready.

    • WTF
      September 20, 2014


  66. The Times
    September 19, 2014

    when the date is relist he will say some one had hark his computer like the last election and wanted to put U.W.P to take the down fall for it but if is one thing that i on will have u in your neck this time around P.M u can do all kind of project around dominica and give the money u want but we have u right on Q

  67. gwadaman
    September 19, 2014

    You are sooooo right anonymous, seems like they will be used to gain political leverage,these should have been completed long before election, Now can someone explain to me how september to march is 8 months, hummmmmm

    • Lonesome
      September 20, 2014

      October to May.

  68. yesa
    September 19, 2014

    haha they have to finish projects and fool more people befor they call it lollll. haha if he so sure he going to win why he doing all that?? he called it quick in 2009 call it quick now nuh! ddoe matter all what u do skerite u will still comout therre.

  69. Anonymous
    September 19, 2014


    • famalay
      September 19, 2014

      dlp is bad for dominica

    • September 20, 2014

      you tell us .

      • September 20, 2014

        some of us might foolow u

  70. Seminole Ave
    September 19, 2014

    Wonder if Dominica will vote with their God given brains or with their Feet, they are so backward and can be fooled easily By this present Prime Minister, it’s left to be seen,

    If i had to bet 1 million i would decline fully when it comes to Dominicans, they just can’t be trusted period!!

    They are known for plenty radio chatter but nothing in the summary to show results..

    Very FOOLISH ISLAND is Dominica!!

    • Anonymous
      September 20, 2014

      Speaking about yourself!!!,,,,,

    • Irma Francois
      September 20, 2014

      are you included stupid that is

    • WTF
      September 20, 2014

      I dont think dominica is a foolish place. There’s just a lot of .
      foolishness taking place

    • Hls
      September 20, 2014

      No Dominicans are intelligent, bright and talented. You do have the same traits but for some reason choose to behave like a fool.

      • Hls
        September 20, 2014

        No. Dominicans are intelligent………………

    • #speakingmymind2
      September 20, 2014


    • colt
      September 21, 2014

      to all those that giving thumbs up, you all don’t even who is seminole a.. or where he come from but here you all are agreeing with him in calling all you fools. D……Fools

    • AHA
      September 22, 2014

      I agree with 100%
      a bunch of foolish gullible people

  71. Peter J
    September 19, 2014

    Since Universal Adult Suffrage in 1952 we have had Chief Ministers, Premiers, and Prime Ministers all of them had the same privilege as Roosevelt Skerrit in calling general elections but none of them played the type of game that this Boy with a Toy is playing with the Dominican people.
    Who in the Labour Party has the testicular fortitude to tell Roosevelt stop playing games with the date of elections like a little boy?
    I’m pissed with that nonsense, imagine his own Ministers went to the meeting in Lagon expecting him to call elections.
    I’m in total agreement for a fixed election date, it was o.k. until this boy came on board and playing with a whole nation.
    DNO I trust that my contribution will pass your moderation.

      September 19, 2014


  72. Mwen
    September 19, 2014

    Call it nuh?

    • Peeping Tom
      September 19, 2014

      Be careful what you request. UWPwee does not have agood track record for success when it gets what it has asked for. Remember how Eddie and Ron begged SKerrit in 2009 to “call it” and after he did they simply became more vex?

      Be careful what you ask for.

  73. Dre
    September 19, 2014

    Mr Skerrit is trying once again to pull off a snap election but this time it will not work.Team dominica is more than ready. Workers!!!!! :lol:

    • Osanna Mowanga
      September 19, 2014

      he lie. no eight months. he playing games.i hear the lady he has paying 6000 dollars a month for doing nothing in St. Thomas say is October. She planning to come back down.
      WORKERS, be on the alert.
      Skerrit tired form the fool. He needs to explain to the tax payers of Dominica what he paying the woman in St. Thomas for. What is her job description. who does she report to.
      God is not asleep.

  74. Denise
    September 19, 2014

    What about an International airport, sea base, new police stations in all the districts, new homes for all the DLP supporters, New galvanize for all the churches, Catholic and Protestant—Skerrit you are full of it.

    • Irma Francois
      September 20, 2014

      check your family tree someone may have just gain a free roof over their head lol

    • September 20, 2014

      This is why my people have to take all that they get and then do as the Antiguans Vote them out because the PM is saying how gullible the people are all he have to do is be disrespectful and give them goodies and he will get back on power. MY PEOPLE DONT FALL FOR THAT TRICK IT”S OLD keep praying for divine action

    • Independent
      September 20, 2014

      The P M is saving the galvanize for the people of Soufriere! They are his most gullible and voracious supporters.

      Check out the community (misnomer) centre at Scotts Head which has been appropriated by one Scott’s Head family. That family has refused to relinquish the building back to the community. I wonder why they are getting away this!

  75. wow
    September 19, 2014

    Openly stating that he will be using state funds for his campaign. These politician are really confident that they can get away with anything

  76. hmmmm
    September 19, 2014

    why should the date for elections be decided by a prime minister ?
    shouldnt it be a fixed date as is the case with the other major countries ?

    but hey thats not my business…

    • Jay
      September 19, 2014

      You have every right to question that. However, under the constitution the sitting Prime Minister does enjoy the privilege of choosing the date for an election. For that to change the law would have to be amended accordingly, something the opposition has committed itself to should they win the forthcoming electoral contest.

      • Lapo Layza
        September 20, 2014

        This is as a result of the constitutional arrangement that most if not all the former British colonies in the Caribbean were handed by Her Majesty’s Government in London. These arrangements were agreed to by both the party in power at the time as well as the then opposition parties of the day. If I am not mistaken the same system may apply to Canada, Australia, NewZeland and India. Somebody please correct me if I’m wrong. At 60 years old and counting you tend to forget things from time to time

  77. really
    September 19, 2014

    SO the date Athenia Benjamin gave us at the meeting she had with the people of Wesley is wrong, she said it was November 12. What happen is she playing games too. If that is the case she cannot be trusted either…

    • Canada.
      September 19, 2014

      Looks like she playing games with us wii. They teaching her well. either that or she cannot be trusted. I am rethinking my vote.

    • anonymous
      September 19, 2014

      my my allu sellout wii.

    • Anonymous
      September 20, 2014

      Forget about Athenia, she is too full of herself.

    • Forever Amber
      September 20, 2014

      If she gave November 12th as the date, it must be right from the horses’s mouth. I think she spoke out of turn and may incur the wrath of her boss, Skerrit. Think about it.

    • Ideal
      September 20, 2014

      Athenia Benjamin just full of it, here she is in Toronto tearing
      our small community apart. Calling Lennox a bastard, now who is the bastard I wonder. We need people with class to represent Dominica. She run away her own cousin Gloria, what a shame of a woman

    • Anonymous
      September 20, 2014

      You even believe your own lies. Wasn’t it UWP trying to guess election date all year wound while Skerrit is preparing himself? Lol keep guessing

    • Ras B
      September 21, 2014

      That is not what she was told but what do you expect from a Nanny? Nannyville people take your blows.

      Think Nannyville people, What sort of decorum is demonstrated when you have the date for election announced by a constituency candidate and not the Prime Minister? Nanny mind set has started to show it’s real colours, no place for decorum!!!You nor see it???

  78. Anonymous
    September 19, 2014

    If you are confident that you DLP is going to have 5 more
    years, you should not wait until projects are completed to call a date, all you have to do is continue from where you left off

    • New york
      September 19, 2014

      Mr prime minister if you’re so sure you will win election call it nah :lol:

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