No general election date yet

The prime minister did not announce a date for general election
The prime minister did not announce a date for general election

It was the talk on the streets, on the radio, in offices.

There was much speculation and the guesses were even more.

But those who were expecting a general election date to be announced at the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) rally in St. Joseph were left disappointed.

“Ladies and gentlemen this government is not talking elections this evening,” prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit said. “We are talking projects and programs. We are talking progress for Dominica and an enhanced quality of life for its citizens and residents.”

According to the prime minister, he threw a sprat, “on ti kayee,” in the water and the United Workers Party (UWP) “bought the bait hook, line and sinker.”

“A mutual friend kept asking me the question, when will elections be held and what is the May 5th event all about,” he stated. “I suspected these were questions planted by the UWP and I responded saying I am going to ring the bell on May 5th. Lo and behold 12 hours later, I got a call saying Lennox Linton said on radio that their ‘intelligence’ had determined that general elections would be announced on May 5.”

He went on to say that if the UWP wants elections to be called at the rally they better “call them yourself.”

The prime minister joked that the only person he has whispered the election date to was his five-month-old son, Dmitri.

“And I know for sure he isn’t going to mention it to anyone, not even his mom,” Skerrit said.

He stated that the DLP has done a lot since the last general election and there is plenty more to be done before it seeks a fresh mandate.

He noted that he knows Labourites are ready for an election but they should keep their eyes on him alone.

“Keep your eyes on me and you will know the date of the next general election in Dominica,” Skerrit stated, stressing that he is not prepared to relinquish a single seat to the opposition UWP.

“I am saying to Roseau Central, to Marigot and to Salisbury that Labour will be coming to take those seats because Labour deserves those seats, Labour deserves another five more years in government,” the prime minister said.

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162 Comments

  1. A JOKE THAT MAN
    May 12, 2014

    prepare ourselves when that gov’t get back in power. Saverin & wife prepare to get out of the Palace because that is the pm residences, because there will be no more elections, no more prime minister. People we will be having a president as in Venezuela and that is what we will be calling a dictatorship country. is a good things am on my way out am not even waiting to vote me and my entire family will not be there to experience the handling of a dominica president.

  2. Anonymous
    May 8, 2014

    Nothing sensible is being written here. Most people are just politicking and supporting their party no matter what. Face the facts people. We all know which is the better party for Dominica.

  3. GMMMM
    May 7, 2014

    Why is the prime minister so uncomfortable by his wife they acting like total strangers. He keep getting up pasting back and front. Clapping for nothing. What a strange couple.

    • me
      May 13, 2014

      Does that have anything to do with the state of Dominica? Or you?

  4. ATKINSON
    May 7, 2014

    Ahh skerrit was just wispering/telling his son Dmitri the election date in america/florida, when Dmitri turns 18 year old, he would be eligible to vote for the president of the usa :mrgreen:

  5. Possie
    May 7, 2014

    Skerritt is scared to call elections because he knows that DLP will be voted out!! “I can’t wait!!”

  6. Simply the Truth
    May 7, 2014

    An election date was far from my mind. I did not give it a thought. I felt there would have been some sort of a major announcement not pertaining to an election date.
    This was smart on the part of the PM. First, you inform nationals of your future plans for D/ca. Then of an election date.
    Be patient fellow D/cans. You will hear of it in time. Pray for Dominica and that a suitable Party which you already have will be elected. :) When that day comes, vote wisely and use your common sense. God bless everyone!

    • Bajan
      May 8, 2014

      Are you the wife of bomboclat? We the people of Dominica do not need your advice. And please Fedex some of your post partum depression pills to skrit.

  7. Anonymous
    May 6, 2014

    Workers fini bat,they saw the crowd an they suprise,guess in thier hearts they know they can never win this one laborites are better polititians learn that

    • Anonymous
      May 7, 2014

      Yes desperate times for UwP.

    • Anonymous
      May 7, 2014

      They should let triple k play before the PM spoke allu would see crowd. Why do you think they let triple Kay play at the end because they knew the crowd would melt right after. St. Joe had labourites, workers, unregistered voters and young people who came on the free ride for the sewo. Next time let people pay their way there like most of them do for UWP let’s see what the crowd will be, and do not forget to put the jam early.

  8. May 6, 2014

    When you compare the UWP Londonderry and DLP St.Joe crowd u seeing alot of people who paid there way to go to the uwp convention whereas u seeing people who are bought and paid for in the DLP. It is hard to say who got the bigger crowd but one thing is clear Linton not messing around. It will be a close election this time skerro.

    • LABOUR POWDER
      May 6, 2014

      Patriot #1 I JUST WANT HIM TO CALL THE ELECTION.
      He Must Be Kicked Out.
      He LIED to Dominicans about major announcements. THERE WERE NONE. FRAID HE FRAID!

  9. Doc. Love
    May 6, 2014

    Politics is not a bad thing, it is our leader ‘s conduct, lack of honesty or transparency that make politics look bad. It is the lack of honesty that troubles me. On Monday, we heard from many speakers including the Prime Minister bashing the UWP for the destruction of the economy, which they claimed occurred during the reign of the UWP. What was conveniently left out was the fact that the main architect of the destruction was not only Mr. Edison James, Mr. Timothy has never been held responsible as far as the Labour Government is concerned even though, the man was Minister of Finance. He is presently sitting comfortable in the cabinet of the Skeritt led administration, therefore, he is absolved from all mortal sins. This I find is very unfortunate, it is dishonest.

  10. May 6, 2014

    why mr was so uncomfortable by his lovely wife. he just walk away from her after the big anoucement that never come.that wife need to watch youtube to see how her husband is treating her in public .he was not himself around her why skiro the other women u were using were right in your face i was feeling orry for her he could not seat for second at her side……..

  11. St.Joe
    May 6, 2014

    Oh my goodness! I was at the rally , but at one point in time I had to leave, because nothing of substance was being said. If a party has been in power for so long they should have it made up already and not just gasping for topics to talk about.
    Every speaker said something negative about Lennox! This goes to show how scared they are of this man.
    No, development speech, no educational speech, nothing about industries being built but just plain old mapwe!
    Grow-up DLP, move aside and give Team Dominica a chance to run Dominica.

  12. 99 Days For The....
    May 6, 2014

    Cannot believe that he coming and talk about a boat for farmers AGAIN…..you promised that back in 2009……man you not ez……and nothing about how you going to boost the economy and create sustainable jobs instead of the internship programme you running your mouth about. Internship is not a secure job, so many secondary schools and universities do the same for their students but you have that programme like a new miracle programme.

    All I’m saying a country cannot run on imports, loans and grants ALONE! What is Dominica exporting to bring in money into the country……. What is our export market?????????? PLEASE LABOURITES ANSWER THIS QUESTION!!!!!!!!!!! We are labelled as the least productive island in the windward and leewards.

    Btw the PM said nothing about Geothermal……what happened to it????????

    Allu better open allu eyes Dominicans

    DNO why arent you post my comment??????? Labourite much?????

  13. coey
    May 6, 2014

    Mr Skerrit Sir stop making a mokery of election date youre a grown man now think positive, by your own action by laughing and making a mokery of the UWP leader may cause your own demise and who laugh last shall laugh the best.
    MARK THESE WORDS

  14. coey
    May 6, 2014

    I dont understand why this labour party function was about UWP allmost all the speakers was just lashing at lennox, tomson and workers party dont talk about reggie austrie is he the holder of a degree or diploma in speaking nonesence my god the world is hearing a minister of government lament such gabbage shame on these so called ministers.

  15. bd
    May 6, 2014

    I really thought that the PM would touch base on issues that are plaguing the country …rather than having bash the other party ….the main issue at hand which the people are crying for is employment …I did not hear much about how we were going to eradicate unemployment issues … so many young people unemployed and are forced to leave their country and families out in search for betterment … every country has struggles don’t get me wrong ….but Dominica really needs to step up the plate in terms of development and employment issues …it’s only when we travel we see the difference …even neighboring islands around us seem to be doing better…and we have to question these things …we have been promised so many things for so long….international airport, a new hospital( or better hospital) etc….where are they ? these are issues that need to be on the forefront ….not on the backburner …our economy really needs some work into it

  16. By Stander
    May 6, 2014

    All of all u had all u preconceived ideas that PM was gonna announce the election date…so all u dissapointed and calling him liar, well it depends on what all u conceive to be big announcement, …for me talking about wanting the Salisbury seat and what he intends to do is big, the building of the International Airport, and more…all u think PM stupid, the man is brilliant….go PM 5 more yrs

    • 99 Days For The....
      May 6, 2014

      can you vote? bc the way you talking i doubt u of the age to

      #justsayin

  17. Shaka Zulu
    May 6, 2014

    As i said before drama drama drama. A PM so confident in his performance should not have to manipulate the election date to win votes. You had more than five years to secure re-election. The PM has insecurity issues. First of all he stresses he as leader will give feature address, secondly he is asking everyone to keep eyes on him. I need some attention people. Its like a Dominican deity who holds the most powerful info, “the advent”/election only god /skerrit knows the one and only significant and his son jesus/dimitri sverritocov. Its because of almighty skerrit dominica has move from working hard to begging harder, from national pride to chinese pride. People be wise i see wolves in sheep clothin

  18. Channel 1
    May 6, 2014

    Did anyone else notice something strange on the DLP stage yesterday ie Roosevelt at times just walking up and down on the stage clapping his hands in a strange slow way for no apparent reason…..

    • Anonymous
      May 6, 2014

      Very good observation. I notice the same. These appear to be signs and symptoms of a nervous breakdown.

      • Channel 1
        May 6, 2014

        @Anonymous – Something definitely does not appear to be right with this man. I kept observing his strange mannerisms on the stage for awhile. At a certain point, most of the folks on the stage were not clapping or anything but Roosevelt was there moving back and forth on the stage clapping his hands in a slow nonrhythmic manner for apparently no reason.

        I said but wait nuh,…….then at certain times he would just rush off to certain parts of the stage with hands boisterously beckoning for people to stand up.

        His mannerisms seemed uncoordinated, restless, frightened and……………..

    • cowboy
      May 6, 2014

      post traumatic stress syndrome?

  19. Open your eyes
    May 6, 2014

    So Skero you took Lennox Linton bate you doh call the election date.
    Lennox I love your style. You see what is education without common sense. Lennox play a fast one and the so called educated pm bought it hahahahahahahaha

    • Mind ur bunizzz
      May 6, 2014

      Lets them workers tlk, labour ka travay the uwp supporters should sit and ask u all self wat have the uwp done for dominica before u guys waste allu votes

  20. sonde
    May 6, 2014

    I was expecting to hear something new from this rally but it never came through. Inspite of this disappointment, the rally was excellent and i think it will be very difficult to remove them from office this time around. I realize the opposition is not doing what they suppose to do by allowing the ruling party to get away with to many pressing issues. And my recommendation is that they get rid of Q 95 as their main medium for disseminating information. The public needs to be hearing more from them. (Just my opinion)

    • .
      May 6, 2014

      @sonde My opinion is that you are high. No wonder Skerrit can fool you at wil, with music and LIES. SHAME ON YOU.l.

  21. AA
    May 6, 2014

    This was a pure waste of time and energy, the labourites must be deflated because of all the gabage that have spewed at that rally. The gutter politics is a thing of the past people and this cannot do anything for your image.

  22. Shameless
    May 6, 2014

    Sadly, in the history of this country its he first time I have heard so much may-pwee and disrespect dished out at a political rally. It is sad, unfortunate and disrespectful to see politicians drag fellow Dominicans down into the gutter like this. Lennox, Lennox, Lennox and Lennox was the BIG announcement.

    The only big announcements that was delivered to the people were:
    1. Lennox is the worst and most ignorant, ugly, uneducated dominican as far as the PM and reggie are concerned. Sadly, the same Lennox have them shaking in their boots.
    2. The Hon. Dmitri has the election date close to his chest and only he can call the elections
    3. There are projects in the pipeline that will all begin soon in an attempt to fool the people before elections. None of this new because we’ve heard of them. Sadly, the projects that are in the pipeline are basic things we expect from any government.
    4. Skerro is very disrespectful of public servants by risking their jobs and brining disrespect to them. How can he have HUNTER who is a police officer and public servant sing such a song at his political rally? How can he have Hunter a public servant involved in writing a political song for him along with the Bajan guy and even have the balls to announce that in his speech?
    5. Everyone of these guys are depending on Skerrit to win their seat for them. Oh hail to King Skerrit! Even the retiring Walter was scking up hoping he will get the ambassadorship he has been asking for after retiring.

    The BIG announcement at the DLP rally turned out to be farce to get people to come to St. Joseph. This just show the level of deceit that these guys will invoke to achieve their goals. Sad sad sad when a ruling party uses such attics to continuously fool the people. But, Change Must Come…..elections MUST be called one day no matter how much it is delayed.

    “I AM FOR CHANGE; ARE U?”
    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  23. a kalinago listener
    May 6, 2014

    You hear lye, that is lye, you hear lye that is lye, teacher Skero say you will go to hell as soon as you die, that is lye!!!
    80 % local employment, international air;port , hotel at public works compound (very bad location) upgrade of Roseau, team of experts from Florida, is it the same team that designed the savanne Pyle cottages?
    Take notice he did not mention the Chinese Government, because the last time he tried that, the Chinese ambassador openly refuted that statement, he said he is going to china.
    why after 14 years Dominicans were not considered to come first under your employment programme? why do we have to seek loan to employ Chinese people,take a look at foreigners employed in Dominica, the Cane field to Melville hall road -Ghadakan, west coast road Chinese, state College- Chinese, Stadium-Chinese, the valley road- Trinidadians, Point Mitchel sea wall- C O W Williams – Barbados and the list goes on and on; according to the P Ms Agenda Dominicans are not fit for employment, just look at the private sector, no level playing field in town Chinese flooding Roseau, all our monies are sucked into china , through the business sector and the employment sector, the policy is locals must join the red clinic or face poverty to become a begger. while top notch of Labour Party build mansion, and riding around in mafia vehicles, and the economy of the country plunges to a record low.

    • a kalinago listener
      May 6, 2014

      We forgot the vessels that comes on stream prior to every election campaign , that has again surfaced, i sensed no truth from the labour party only libel propaganda and mepwi.

  24. Jail-corrupt-leaders
    May 6, 2014

    Dominicans have very low standards to support skerrit but so all u like it, this country will go nowhere in a hurry some of all you cannot pay your loans and u all in red saying u love your pm, sot all u sot, I can never vote Dlp again all I see is more debt, more corruption and more Chinese taking over Roseau, look nonsense, another 5 years of skerrit will cripple that place.

  25. dafriend
    May 6, 2014

    What did you all expect? I knew he would not announce anything of any substance. The man knows that he can not call an election anytime soon. He would be committing political suicide!
    However, the speech was more of the same…fool the dominican people and insult their intelligence. Make some more shallow promises and more rhetoric. This man and his government has to go, they are a liability to the country and its citizens.

  26. Anonymous
    May 6, 2014

    what a massive rally!!!! i did not expect to hear the election date yesterday! read between the lines my dear people. too much work to be done to call election now. The date will be announced when we lease expect. LABOUR POWER!!!!

    • HIM
      May 6, 2014

      You are a Skerrit clown. What do you know about election date. Red Clinic alone you know.

  27. 99 Days For The....
    May 6, 2014

    Cannot believe that he coming and talk about a boat for farmers AGAIN…..you promised that back in 2009……man you not ez……and nothing about how you going to boost the economy and create sustainable jobs instead of the internship programme you running your mouth about. Internship is not a secure job, so many secondary schools and universities do the same for their students but you have that programme like a new miracle programme.

    All I’m saying a country cannot run on imports, loans and grants ALONE! What is Dominica exporting to bring in money into the country……. What is our export market?????????? PLEASE LABOURITES ANSWER THIS QUESTION!!!!!!!!!!! We are labelled as the least productive island in the windward and leewards.

    Btw the PM said nothing about Geothermal……what happened to it????????

    Allu better open allu eyes Dominicans

  28. Rain or shine
    May 6, 2014

    Skerrit just tried his last ditch effort. How low can a Prime Minister stand? Why lie about special announcement to cause people to come to rally. He knows it would flop just like the motor cade they had on Saturday.

  29. Anonymous
    May 6, 2014

    Skerrit wants to know how strong labour is, who are those for him, he wants to know how much time he has for the election, so he brought the people together. What he should know – a lot of the people came for the outing and to be available for hang outs. So is not for the opposition he sent the bait

  30. ?
    May 6, 2014

    You tell Dimitri your secret?
    Your wife his mother not worthy
    Just as well your colleagues will be left in the dark as well
    Charlie Jung and Hartley Henry in de dark as well

    Boss I have always wondered what does credibility mean to you……………you refuse to take this seriously…… so you sharing state secrets with your 5 month old son???.
    You make it so difficult for me trust you when you making official national announcement and statement.

    You did not share any election date secret with your son……..stop lying on the little boy.
    Respect your son’s dignity Roosevelt
    You will earn yourself some worthy blessing

    Don’t put your innocent son in that pappy show shadowing for official government business!!!

    • JoJo
      May 6, 2014

      Of course he tell Dmitri his secret…he is the only one that can understand baby talk.

  31. Anonymous
    May 6, 2014

    The comments made about the young lady from st Joseph was in very poor taste. I really don’t care what party you support that was just horrible.
    Come on people. What was that?

  32. Anonymous
    May 6, 2014

    Mr. PM never had the intention of calling the election – be smart people – SKERRIT wants to know how much of support he has should he call the election. I can assure you that most of the people at the convention believe election was gonna call. So they went hoping they can be counted in when hangouts are being given – not that they were all supporters.

  33. Awsh
    May 6, 2014

    I Think the UWP lead in St. Joseph may have come down a little amidst the excitement but after the sewo is over and reality steps in the lead will go right back up…probable even higher than it was because Dominican are now starting to realize that Skerrit is playing them for fools.

  34. At me
    May 6, 2014

    After what I heard in St Joseph yesterday I feel ashamed to be Dominican. It’s a good this this labour party will be out soon. Thank God. Less than a year at most. Pray for Dominica everyone.

  35. BDM Perspective
    May 6, 2014

    Politics 101- Skerrit has been concerned about the resurgence of the UWP. The opposition has been working on the ground for the past few months and has made significant inroads into the DLP base. Maybe their internal polls did not look good. This meeting was an attempt to gauge the level of support the DLP still commands and at the same time begin to rally their supporters. The UWP has done the same, and I must say successfully, over the past few months. Calling the elections last night would have been political suicidal and we know our PM is a political scholar. We should therefore also not have expected him to call election as he would have been doing the “obvious” and the obvious never wins in politics. It’s like marketing and PR and we know he has a great PR machine. Did his strategy worked. I’m sure his team believed it worked to their advantage. His supporters are now fired up; his campaign machinery has been officially “activated”, and his systems are being fine-tuned. An impact on the UWP – I believe they now have a better insight into the strategy of the DLP which should help them fine tune their campaign.

    The DLP can either play cat and mouse for the next 3-9 months with the election date or the PM (if satisfied with what he saw on Monday) call a press conference and announce the date anytime form as soon as this week.

  36. Foot soldier
    May 6, 2014

    You deceived the Labour party. This is the only way you will get them to come out. We will see what happens when you call them again.

  37. observer
    May 6, 2014

    I heard a ton of lies, and a ton of disrespect, especially from Reginal Austrie – this man is NOT honorable? So when he call Lennox ugly, his not-so-attractive supporters should consider what these people think about them based on their looks. What a disgraced coming from a minister of government! I am disgusted!

    • dafriend
      May 6, 2014

      Well, the ugly one always like to call other people ugly. Austrie is fighting for his political life. What do you expect from someone like him – low class, very low class.

  38. grell
    May 6, 2014

    Big waste yesterday,Autrie you came to the stage making fun of the uwp north america tour,let me remind you thsat the red cross helps everyone in the time of need,remember what you said bc it will come back and bite you,labour is afraid to call elections.

    • JoJo
      May 6, 2014

      You see that Austrie is so educated he does not know the difference between the White House and the Capitol, never mind the Pentagon. That man is just a bully , that’s all. If people in Cottage support him, good luck to them

  39. May 6, 2014

    he did say the date in a way that laborites will not understand he say in 12 months .he invited his supporters to his wedding to show his lovely wife of it was a wedding to all who was not invited to the real one. did u all hear regie oh my god his mouth need to wash with blue soap….

  40. JoJo
    May 6, 2014

    Well, what a dud! And that coarse talk by Reggie giving his party disrespect only. True labour supporters, if you want to save your party and keep some dignity don’t vote Skerrit. That man just for himself.

  41. Change of heart
    May 6, 2014

    I am not a politically minded person but this one scares me. KEEP YOUR EYES ON ME? Has the PM become so confident and full of it that he has developed a God complex? This is scary. People this is a communism personality. Leaders like this wants people to look to them for everything. They do not encourage independence. BEWARE!!!!! I change my mind. Slaver days are over. No more Massa. Lennox all the way.

    • so tru
      May 6, 2014

      You hit the nail on the head. God complex indeed. Poor us in Dominica. The good Lord will deliver us from skerititis soon.

    • The Following
      May 6, 2014

      you think thats scary…..this man had the crowd singing John Legend’s song All of Me to him while he stood at the end of the stage……that’s a scary cult mentality

  42. Anonymous
    May 6, 2014

    good thing I did not listen! do not trust any word that comes from that man.

  43. LON
    May 6, 2014

    all you think labour dead,all u vex about the turn out they got at st.joe,just wait all u will get a bigger beating at the next election

  44. Pret
    May 6, 2014

    One word……COWARD

  45. Efficatious
    May 6, 2014

    Learn to listen and understood. Yes a date was mentioned for the general election, he does not know when his son will get married,walk or talk but, what he does know is his son Birth date. so find the son date of birth and you get the election date .Easy

  46. SHM
    May 6, 2014

    I watch the PM address Dominicans last night, not once the man acknowledge his wife. I felt embarrass for the woman. what a shame, after his address he just walk away in the crowd and left her standing there.. I have never seen such a thing. Please can someone time the PM to acknowledge his lovely wife when ever he is giving an address especially if she is there..
    WOW, WOW, WOW.

    • Malgraysa
      May 7, 2014

      It is called megalomania. It is typical of people, who get distraught when all the attention is not focused on them. They crave idolation and can not stand competition , especially from their life partners. They are capable of loving only themselves.

  47. 99 Days For The....
    May 6, 2014

    Cannot believe that he coming and talk about a boat for farmers AGAIN…..you promised that back in 2009……man you not ez……and nothing about how you going to boost the economy and create sustainable jobs instead of the internship programme you running your mouth about. Internship is not a secure job, so many secondary schools and universities do the same for their students but you have that programme like a new miracle programme.

    All I’m saying a country cannot run on imports, loans and grants ALONE! What is Dominica exporting to bring in money into the country……. What is our export market?????????? PLEASE LABOURITES ANSWER THIS QUESTION!!!!!!!!!!! We are labelled as the least productive island in the windward and leewards.

    Btw the PM said nothing about Geothermal……what happened to it????????

    Allu better open allu eyes eh

    • Gary
      May 7, 2014

      It is not about asking people to open their eyes, it is about people being able to think and you have not demonstrated that in your comment, thinking is one of the hardest things to do. To say that the Government is not doing anything to boost The economy and create sustainable jobs is very reckless on your part and a failure by you to ignore facts, ignoring facts does not make them go away.

      When you say a Country cannot run on imports, I would like to ask you what does the Government has to do with that, isn’t that not the partaking of the citizens, and that is where thinking is needed. As to loans and grants, there is something called prudent fiscal management when such practices are fallowed and adhered to it is proven scientifically to be benefiting and rewarding.

      When you ask what is Dominica exporting to bring money to the Country, the impression you are giving is that The Country does not export nothing, that is very foolish on your part and displays so much ignorance, of course the Country has exports.Have you not heard of DAPEX, Dominica Agricultural Producers and Exporters Ltd, and by the way sometime last year The Government presented them a cheque of $400,000 dollars, zero interest to make the purchasing of agricultural produce from farmers for export easier, now isn’t that helping to boost the Country economy.

      When you make the statement quote “We are labelled as the least productive island in the windward and leewards”. Who gave us that label, again if you were thinking you would not repeat such nonsense and says a lot about your understanding, is that what you want your fellow Dominicans to do using your expression “Allu better open allu eyes eh”

  48. Anonymous
    May 6, 2014

    Massive crowd hmmm I didnt go but my entire
    Family was there 3 nephews, 2 neices and my 4 children with my husband.
    That’s nine from my house hold. They went for the fun
    Asa bantan, crowd of people hmmm. So many youths Dominicans luv a party.

  49. Ras
    May 6, 2014

    you cannot call it because you not ready and afraid

  50. interesting
    May 6, 2014

    Can anyone give a few solid reasons why it would be in the DLP’s best interest to call elections before its officially due?
    Or even why the DLP might think they would gain some advantage by doing so.
    I do understand that having been campaigning for over 4 years, the UWP are impatient to see what is the effect of all that campaigning.
    And condemn Skerritt for once again fueling speculation about election dates.
    But that’s what is done in our (British model) democracies.
    Maybe its time to amend that model to include a Preset Election Day.

  51. %
    May 6, 2014

    Fellow dominicans, here is a summary of my major announcements at St Joseph on Monday the 5th of May 2014.
    Lennox Linton,
    Lennox Linton
    Lennox Linton
    Lennox Linton ,
    Lennox Linton.
    IF I WAS STILL A SUPPORTER, i would have jumped ship. How many times must Skerrit decieve the people? The man has no respect for the people. HE LIES TO THEM AS HE PLEASES! Where was the HUGEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! BIGGGGGGG!!!! ANNOUNCEMENT.
    ONLY IN DOMINICA. Thank God i could see the light, so i left this party.
    Thank you for coming.
    Nothing New, except Fear Fear Fear Fear
    Skerrit “”””FEAR NO MORE SKERRO”

    • SMH!
      May 6, 2014

      I figure the big announcement to you would have been an election date…oh well! Fasten your seat belts…..you have to wait..and thanks for listening, thanks for showing interest in what the PM had to say.

    • A Doubting Thomas
      May 6, 2014

      How we call that fruit that is green with prickles all over. Oh yea; a soursop. You sound like one.

      What a wonderful, well planned Rally. Nothing like that ever seen before and the DLP did Dominicans at home and abroad very proud.

      I felt proud as a Dominicans and a DLP supporter. Well done Dominica. Well Done PM. Well Done DLP Parliamentary Representatives; Well Done Members of Parliament and Well Done DLP Executives and Members of the DLP. And of course, the Youth Arm.

      Well Done those who brought us the live coverage. Well Done to the people of St. Joseph, you made us proud. The Parliamentary Representative should give himself and his team a big part on the back.

      Congratulations all around to the organizers of the DLP; that shows us what real team work is really all about. This is the real team.

      Thank You All. Dominica needs Labour to continue the work they are doing. Five (5) more years, that is for sure.

      • JoJo
        May 8, 2014

        As the saying goes my friend “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”. No point arguing about taste.

    • Anonymous
      May 6, 2014

      The BIG and HUGE Announcement was to get the people to come.

    • toma
      May 6, 2014

      Simply because some Dominicans act as though they are stupid. The man had no respect yet the people cant seem to notice

    • UWP?
      May 6, 2014

      That is what I cannot understand. You people always leaving for trivals. To many issues out there and you talking about deception at a rally. When will we learn and be smart about things? The PM seems to dictate all the oposition move.

  52. Mec
    May 6, 2014

    Papa look people!! i never knew dominica had people like this, awah linton try again next election. Linton alas from the mas of people yesterday i saw sjo i change my mind wee from voting u.

    • come again
      May 6, 2014

      u see u would have known DA had so many ppl is you were at Londonderry and to think the area was sooo much larger and still not enough room for ppl who were there.

    • SMH
      May 6, 2014

      So what are you voting for? The crowd? [email protected] some of you Dcans…Stop making ppl think Dcans are fools!

    • Open your eyes
      May 6, 2014

      yes because all on the way all u stop for people on the way and give them red shirt and say lets go boy look children under age who cannot vote i saw there lol lol

    • UWP?
      May 6, 2014

      That making you change your mind? Is that an issue? You people crazy.

      • mac
        May 6, 2014

        oh yes i change my mind, the amount of young ppl i saw in red yesterday makes me want to vote LABOR just like dat.

    • Anonymous
      May 6, 2014

      most people came for the sewo.. cause d.a really got nothing special to do this time of year. smh.

    • Humble
      May 6, 2014

      oh my, now I understand why the wide road leads to destruction. This is your reason for following? “CROWD?” set your priorities straight!

    • pap
      May 6, 2014

      If that makes u change ur mind about voting the government out, then sad for u. cuz u and me and the thousands of uwp supporters that simple went for the rum and d party still gonna vote him OUT..

  53. %
    May 6, 2014

    I listened to Skerrit’s speech OR STUTTER from beginning to end, and the really big announcement he made was:
    LENNOX LINTON
    LENNOX LINTON
    LENNOX LINTON
    LENNOX LINTON
    Skerrit was told that he is RAPIDLY losing grounds in St Joseph, so that’s why he LIED to the people, ABOUT MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS but that will not prevent him from losing the seat AND YES SEVERAL OTHERS.
    Q95 should replay that speech and THE PEOPLE SHOULD COUNT the number of times Skerrit mentioned
    LENNOX LINTON
    LENNOX LINTON
    LENNOX LINTON
    LENNOX LINTON. Is that what we have become?
    Skerrit do yourself a favour and announce the date of the election, for you to be KICKED OUT OF OFFICE.
    YOU ARE A NAD CASE, AND NEEDS TO SEE DR Benjamin.
    HOW LONG?
    NOT LONG!
    LENNOXLINTON
    LENNOX LINTON
    LENNOX LINTON!

    • Roy Williams
      May 6, 2014

      The name Lennox Linton was mentioned a total of {46} forty six times. Thirty seven times by the Prime Minister alone.

    • lisa
      May 6, 2014

      Whose name you want him to call? mine. When linton calling his. powerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    • UWP?
      May 6, 2014

      That is exactly why the UWP will have issues. You people have no respect for the PM office. Politics is politics but show some respect. You should want the same respect if Mr. Linton becoms PM. He deserves to be respected.

      • JoJo
        May 6, 2014

        You got that wrong brother. I respect the office of Prime Minister, just like the office of President but not necessarily the occupant THAT respect has to be earned and is not automatic. Doesn’t matter whether it is Skerrit, Linton or Joe Blogg.

      • true
        May 7, 2014

        the man doh have respect for himself, why should anyone have respect for him, acting like a preschooler. You have to earn respect mate

    • FAST N FURIOUS
      May 6, 2014

      @ % Don’t you ALL realize Lennox is reaping what he sowed?
      Can you ALL remember that for years Lennox was on the PM back. It was just SKERRIT, Skerrit,Skerrit,Skerrit……Now is his turn…
      DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU,period. He’ll learn!

      • Neutral
        May 6, 2014

        TRUE …..Will Q95 play recorded material from the inception of between you and I please please please

  54. Power
    May 6, 2014

    Bro I went to the rally because they say they had goodies from Moroco Bro I did not get any thing not even a bottle of Moroco water .I went home very very disappointed.I DON’T LIKE THAT, I REALLY REALLY DON’T LIKE THAT I DON’T LIKE THAT

  55. %
    May 6, 2014

    SKERRIT
    Can you tell us what was (were) the special announcement (s).
    Were you fearing that the relly would have failed?
    How long will you continue to lie Sir?

  56. Plato
    May 6, 2014

    I have looked carefully at what is going on in my country politically, and I must say I am not too impressed with any side. What happened yesterday was very disrespectful. A leader asked his people to come out for big announcements and nothing was said. So it is just a case of taking people for pappy show. Imaging your friend who had been dating a girl for several years invite all of you his friends to a house party satin that he had a big announcement to make there. You are not so interesting in going, but after so long if is an announcement of a wedding you don’t want to disappoint him and miss. You attend and nothing, not even “I am buying a dog next week.”

    Then again the prime minister may have had two scripts; the size of the crowd would determined which one he presented. He did not see a favorable crowd he held back his date.

    On the workers side. Please stop making jokes about the toilets. You make yourselves look foolish. Pit latrines are associated with several diseases which are spread by water, air and pathogens including those by mosquitoes. Eliminating pit latrines is a recommendation of the World Health Organization in an effort to eradicate this diseases. It is a good move. Let’s keep the conversation up there and please those who lead on either sides direct your people properly.

    • Anonymous
      May 6, 2014

      International Airport. Indoor sporting facility. At least the airport sounds big to me I don’t know about you.

      • Plato
        May 6, 2014

        It may be hard but give it a try. See whether you can understand that. It is a quotes

        “You told me you’d never make me cry. Now I’m slipping on the tears you’ve made me cry. Why does it come as a surprise? To think I was so naive. Maybe it didn’t mean so much to you, but it meant the world to me”

  57. Too late
    May 6, 2014

    BIG Announcement:

    Dmitri has the election date!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Shameless
      May 6, 2014

      Oh laws I can’t take it no more..he he he he he :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: ! Chang is a MUST!

      “I AM FOR CHANGE; ARE U?”
      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

      • Anonymous
        May 8, 2014

        Take it like a man! It is what it is. Labour again and again!

  58. otrobando senjoe
    May 6, 2014

    Skero I heard it be fore but now the confirmation is there keep your eyes on Mme skerit do u have a a spiritual councilor to help. You sir no one should keep their eyes on you kelver should sing this song to to you turn your eyes upon Jesus , look upon Jesus sinless is he follow the plan and not the man so much well prime minister. This a selfish saying this is alucifer mentality

  59. In Africa
    May 6, 2014

    Skerritt reminds me of some the leaders I am seeing here in the motherland. “What’s in it for me? “lots of talk and nothing to show for it.”
    No partyor P.M should be in power for more than 10 years. All over the world the same is true, come on board Dominicans.
    I hope when the other party wins the next elections, they will change the constitution for there to be a fix month in which to call elections. It should not be let up to the P.M
    Without the respect for the rule of law, coruption is rife.

  60. DLP Boy
    May 6, 2014

    We heard more negative talks like these last election and we almost took everything. Doh behave allu silly little selves and see what will happen. The majority of the people LOVE the PM that’s why he there still and will continue to be there by our hands. We have no regrets.

    What a great rally!!! :-P :-P :-P

  61. fabric
    May 6, 2014

    Dominicans, look at JESUS (Keep your eyes on him alone). Don’t be driven by the spirit of the antichrist. JESUS IS KING!!!

  62. Change is a must
    May 6, 2014

    Why is everyone so surprised at the PM’s poor performance at the rally….This man has always been a big show with no substance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Listening
      May 6, 2014

      Exactly. Didn’t expect him to become a real mature leader overnight.

  63. May 6, 2014

    Raise the standard of living for all Dominicans,not just a few.The time is approaching and it is near logically around creole festival time. That is just pure logic .This PM continues to insult the intelligence of Dominican .He really can do what he wants and he is not listerning to the people who put him in office.

  64. Madmax
    May 6, 2014

    Dominican have time to waste, the only reason skeritt said he had important announcement to make at St Joe, was because he know they are loosing St Joe and by saying that they would get a big crowd, but guess what, the joke is on skeritt and labour, because he had no announcement to make just the same old s, labour going to win marigot,!!!!! haha ha, after the election labour will not be able to pass through marigot

    • Observer
      May 6, 2014

      well, in all fairness, we all expected him to say “I promised a huge announcement and here it is… then election date and here it is. He didn’t announce the election date however he did mention plans in progress for an international airport and other plans that we had no previous knowledge about… chill people. No one was born walking straight out of their mom’s womb.

  65. coyote
    May 6, 2014

    so what was the big annoucement?the man was all over the place saying he had big things to say. He is taking Dominicans for pappy show.All i know is the people get the government they deserve be it labour or workers.

  66. Yes I
    May 6, 2014

    Skerrit really fooling dem labourites

  67. Nun
    May 6, 2014

    Rally in St. Joe and big announcements?? = perfect storm.

    Update: Labour lost the election on May 5th. Mark those words.

    Skerrit ‘is full of it’

  68. A Doubting Thomas
    May 6, 2014

    Some see the glass half full others see it half empty. What a marvellous night that was. Red is truly a beautiful colour. What a show of confidence and support.

    This was truly beautiful. I totally agree with the PM. Not because the UWP called the 2000 elections when they still had 6 months to go and have been unable to reconcile with themselves for such a bad move that the DLP should do the same to please you.

    At least give yourselves the credit that the DLP would not follow your example fond what has gone done as one of your many mistakes

  69. May 6, 2014

    Y did it take more than a decade to make all these promises.Look like the Chinese gonna build the International Airport.Y cnt this dude do anything without getting other countries

    involved. who is gonna pay all these debts.Guess my grandchildren and great great great great grandchildren.

    • Observer
      May 6, 2014

      @Jojo, I honestly cannot believe you because even the great UNITED STATES OF AMERICA borrows from CHINA or accepts grants from them. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that since these these properly negotiated. If you listened to the PM’s speech, negotiations are that the Chinese are gonna build and run it and trust me, this is something that the Chinese do better than most Dominicans or Caribbean people. Their sense of unity and work ethics far surpass ours so I don’t think that we should be overly concerned.

      Besides, in direct response to your question, the truth is, there is really a limit on what we can do for ourselves and we are not the only ones. We do not have the financial resources or the drive to make these things work on our own. Take a look around the Caribbean, the same islands who point fingers at Dominica, follows Dominica’s lead and asks the same Chinese etc for assistance as well, so we are after all headed in the same direction. At least, we can actually SEE and FEEL a change. Stop the negativity. You make me sick.

      You are just one of many who are prejudiced, biased and downright ungrateful! Give jack his jacket.

    • UWP?
      May 6, 2014

      You really think that any other Govt. would do differently? Come on that is how it has been and how it will be for a while. Which of the Caribbean islands is not the same?

  70. BRAIN DAMAGE
    May 6, 2014

    Mr. Skerrit your boat is sinking.
    Just a pocket of hard back labarites will help you out.

  71. Listening
    May 6, 2014

    So the PM had a ‘big announcement’ to make at the rally. What was it again? I listened intently, and I heard nothing of the sort. I swear that the theme of the rally was Lennox Linton. Nothing else spews from the mouths of these men but utter lack of intelligence and garbage talk (maypwi).

  72. Chupes
    May 6, 2014

    All you cant see skerro wanted to see if he still had supporters…..but any ways you know plenty people go to see if they were sharing $$$$. but is toilet that sharing. i want a toilet for my dog wee…………I going to start to teach him to flush !!!!! lol too funny…toillet revolution? Only in Dominica…….

  73. Soufriere child
    May 6, 2014

    I can never vote LABOR. I need a Job and I am waiting now for 14 years . Pinnard giving everything to his ….. check the one in green valley. You think I am stupid!!! Not this time. Labor out!!!!

    • DLP Boy
      May 6, 2014

      14 years you waiting? You should be a shame of yourself.

  74. May 6, 2014

    he did not wish the mothers who left there children home alone to go stjoe a happy mothers day awa man skiro no god is good tonite am very much dis appointed

  75. Excuse me!
    May 6, 2014

    “We are talking progress for Dominica and an enhanced quality of life for its citizens and residents.”

    Then why is there so much political victimization my Primie Minister? Isn’t the motto of Labour Party “ALL SHALL EAT.?

    • CaraW
      May 6, 2014

      No, it’s “ALL BEGGARS SHALL EAT”

    • Anonymous
      May 6, 2014

      No..The motto is, “SING THE PRAISES OF THE LABOUR PARTY AND YOU SHALL EAT”. Time will tell..

      • Excuse me!
        May 6, 2014

        Indeed time will tell until there is no more time to tell. Sad what is happening in Dominica.

  76. John Jay
    May 6, 2014

    There was NO SUBSTANCE at that rally today it was just about calling of individual names on the opposition.
    One thing he said that caught my attention is the building of an international airport by the Chinese and from there I realized he is a LOSER, come again bunch of LIARS the writing on the wall.
    Austrie spoke about goat milk and cow meat no animals for that but where are the COCOA TREES for the COCOA FACTORY, DOMINICANS open all you EYES BEWARE OF THEM FELLAS they want more MONIES.
    CHANGE IS A MUST.

    • fabric
      May 6, 2014

      NOT AN OPTION!

    • DLP Boy
      May 6, 2014

      Best you just vote labour because we winning again.

    • Anonymous
      May 6, 2014

      I am convinced this man will give himself a heart attack on the podium one of these days. Why is he so angry and what is he so angry with?

  77. May 5, 2014

    they are coming back cold nothing for grandbay all for the north nothing for south or petit savanne they really think he would call it there are lots of parlreps he not satisfy with he wants to change them but they want to stay for there pension

  78. Rule
    May 5, 2014

    What are you afraid of skeritt? You and your laborrats have been spewing all these false confidence about your guaranteed victory, what has changed.

  79. Gwatelle
    May 5, 2014

    “Labourites are ready for an election but they should keep their eyes on him alone”, what? Jesus Christ man?

    • Observer
      May 6, 2014

      @ Gwatelle, here is something that I totally agree with. He is not Jesus Christ and I have a problem with that statement as well.

      The PM needs to realize that the gov’t is a TEAM and without his fellow party members, he would not be in power. I don’t like the fact either that fellow MP’s put him on a pedestal because not only is it highly irritating, it makes the PM feel as if he is invincible, when he is not! Perhaps that;s why he feels he can call the shots about changing certain MP’s and chucking whoever he wants in their place. This needs to stop.

      He will definitely win the upcoming election, no doubt about that but he will also lose a few seats… case in point… Kalinago Territory, Wesley, Castle Bruce, Grand Fond and perhaps Petite Savanne.

  80. Seewoo in st. joe
    May 5, 2014

    What a sorry and desperate gang, the UWP”s are, showing up for church services in St. Joe during the labour rally. They got exactly what they deserved. Lady M turned Catholic overnight. That was a foolish idea and poor planning strategy. That was a rally. Yes, live and direct that was good.

    • Madmax
      May 6, 2014

      Uwp not desperate Labour are your pm saying he have important announcement to make and then going to make an a of himself as usual, see who is desperate now, so desperate and sorry that he chicken out poor fools

    • fabric
      May 6, 2014

      I wonder what made skerrit change his mind. I was going to announce election date-that is certain. But what made him change his mind??? LOL. That PM is a big fat joke. LOL. All mouth-no action to back it up…let’s wait and see. Skerrit is soon forgotten. But he shouldn’t fear. Once he is out he will get his teaching job back from the overflow of jobs that they seem to be foolishly making fun of.

      • Neutral
        May 6, 2014

        Did he tell you that , hearsay is not good nowhere

  81. ehh
    May 5, 2014

    i swear that rally was a lennox linton rally eh….skerrit u more concern about lennox linton than dominica wi papa..

  82. stupes
    May 5, 2014

    a bunch of crap at that rally..norting of substance…stupes tan..

    • Channel 1
      May 5, 2014

      @stupes – You are correct. A bunch of utter rubbish talked by Roosevelt and his minions.

      Only now dem realize it has work to do in the country………..after 14 years in power eh.

      Anyways, Roosevelt knows why he is absolutely terrified to call the elections. Beneath all his false grand standing is the realization that Dominica’s most backward and laziest government ever ie the DLP has already lost the elections.

      • %
        May 6, 2014

        @stupes It was all about LENNOX, LENNOX, LENNOX LENNOX.
        The man is feeling the PRESSURE, AND HE CANNOT TAKE IT.
        Team Dominica needs to keep the pressure up!

    • Hmm
      May 6, 2014

      Same old rhetoric; spending so much time talking about a man they say is of no consequence. Well if he was of consequence what would happen.

      • Neutral
        May 6, 2014

        Listen to Q95 old recordings of you and I

  83. A mRandomGuy
    May 5, 2014

    Elections can wait! Skerrit need to take it easy, who is he to say that Labour DERSERVES third seats. Calm d

  84. May 5, 2014

    What was the big annoucement Sherrit had???

    • fabric
      May 6, 2014

      Announcement of fear and terror at the mention of UWP, i guess. Well they shouldn’t be afraid. Although it’s going to be a new word for Dominica but progress is all that is coming with UWP. NO need to fear, Skerrit. FEAR NOMORE!

  85. baby blue
    May 5, 2014

    So they American baby that have they secret hmmm change is a must

  86. Messy
    May 5, 2014

    My PM I was disappointed tonight, I doe lying. Nothing of substance at that rally

    • Anonymous
      May 6, 2014

      As a Labourite me myself was dissapointed! From 12 Mid day to 11 p.m hummm…. did not even take into consideration how far people had to travel and work and school the next day. I totally did not see the sense for this rally nothing productive came out of it. Kelva Darroux aself aself aself reading from a piece of paper mumbling and could hardly hear what this dude was saying no clarity. Really wanted to hear what that announcement was all about and went home empty that was too dam low Skerrit. Did you want to determine the level of support you have by the out come of the crowd. Well it was May day Tripple K Asa Banton free ride free food and drinks what do you expect. All dog and cat will come out.

  87. sweet
    May 5, 2014

    Skerrit really fool of skrit boy

  88. labourd
    May 5, 2014

    no for me toooo

  89. stupes
    May 5, 2014

    skerrit urself well fraid dr….

  90. RED 2 BLUE
    May 5, 2014

    not my vote you getting

    • %
      May 6, 2014

      Skerrit continues to do what he does best. “LIE”, ‘LEI’ ‘LIE’. What was the HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT?
      The opposition needs to continue MOUNTING THE PRESSURE.
      Well Done Lennox and Team Dominica.

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