Green not worried

Opposition Leader Ron Green

Despite claims by former Chief Justice Sir Brian Alleyne that the main Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) could lose its three seats in Parliament if they miss three sittings, party leader Ron Green seemed not perturbed.

The UWP has opted not to attend parliament following the general elections held on December 18, 2010 which saw a landslide victory for the ruling Dominica Labour Party.

The UWP said the election process lacked transparency, accusing the DLP of bribery and corruption.

Sir Alleyne indicated that according to constitution, if the UWP misses three sittings, a by-election could take place in Salisbury, Marigot and Roseau Central – the only three constituencies that the UWP won.

But when asked how fearful the UWP is, Green said “we would cross that bridge when we get there”.

He told an interview with Dominica News Online that the UWP feels strongly about the illegitimacy about the elections. “We will keep up that boycott until we see change,” Green said.

He noted that Prime Minister Skerrit has never attempted to discuss the boycott with the Opposition.

“I would imagine that he would be; he has chosen not to do so…It is not unusual and surprised. It is the way he had dealt with the  Opposition for the longest while. He has disrespected us,” Green added.

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58 Comments

  1. February 27, 2010

    well shame on dominicans. In dominica alone one can l treat senoirs with disrespect but all you days are coming what Ron Green and the others have in character all you and all you labour ites dont have it. beCause wrong is wrong.

    anyway by election well skerro by election where is the the election reformmmmmmmmmm.
    and voters Id. all you doh see them young boys living dominca going away in the grener pastures want to live in newyork while all you there soucking zoo bacaneck and eating lapofig

    TIME WILL TELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL.

  2. Too late
    February 25, 2010

    I would give Ron Green a Kalot behind his head wi. Sot!!!!

  3. somesense sometimes
    February 25, 2010

    I am confused. If Ron did not win and is not Leader of the Opposition, and Skerrit did not win really, because Ron say he is a Frenchman and not eligible to be a parl rep jhijhay weh PM, somebody tell me please: In what capacity would each be speaking to each other?

  4. Free from mental slavery
    February 24, 2010

    During the Apartheid years in South Africa, tons of evidence were submitted to the courts regarding atrocities, fraud, bribery, innocent killings, Johnny P What happened? Mountains of evidence have been available regarding operations in Cuba to cripple the island’s economy and assassinate its leader. What happened?

    You liberated or trapped by the web? Dominican lover or lover of bribery and corruption? Those simple analogies you can’t understand? Hundreds of international observers monitored the elections in Afghanistan last year. The whole world knows that the process was mired with fraud, Karzai remains president. Liberate yourself from mental slavery. You wanted Spraggs to lose now you say you feel sorry for him being out of parliament. The issues can be disseminated out of parliament. There are many avenues available. Why haven’t you all said anything about DBS blocking people from listening to other ideas apart from the ruling party?

    Hope you all understand that one. A thief comes to my home, steals my TV set. I catch the culprit red-handed. Who is wrong or right in that case? Am I wrong to say that my TV set was stolen by that thief? would I be wrong to call the police? What system of language and logic, what system of religion and civil society allows men and women who see themselves as Christians to dehumanize those who stand on the side of truth? is it true that 1+1=2 in our counting system? Yes. Is it true that there was bribery, closing up of DBS, acts against the laws of the land? Yes.

  5. GWATANCE
    February 24, 2010

    TELL ME THAT I AM NOT POLITICALLY NIAVE. I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT ONLY ELECTED CANDIDATES COULD BE LEADERS IN THE HOUSE. MR GREEN WAS NOT ELECTED, THEREFORE, HE CAN ONLY SIT IN THE HOUSE AS A SENATOR AND NOT A LEADER.

    THEREFORE, ONE OF THE THREE UWP ELECTED MEMBERS IS ELIGIBLE TO BE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE HOUSE. I BELIEVE NEITHER WANT TO TAKE ON THAT RESPONSIBILITY

    I SAY ALSO, I CANNOT UNDERSTAND THIS POSSIBLE COURT CASE ABOUT DUAL CITIZENSHIP WHEN IN FACT THIS SITUATION APPLIES TO OTHERS AS WELL. FURTHERMORE THE LABOUR PARTY WILL STILL BE THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DAY. EDISON WITH YOUR POLITICAL EXPERIENCE, LET THE PROGRESSION OF THE COUNTRY CONTINUE THEN GO TO THE PARLIAMENT AS LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION

  6. Anonymous
    February 24, 2010

    UWP just pulling their legs! they’re looking for sympathy. Tell me why does the PM have to discuss anything with them? They won three sits and are supposed to be in parliament. If they decide to boycott, then the PM has nothing to say, ask or suggest and NO apologies for that.

    They want sympathy so much they blablaing to see what PM will say; but they will miss two and come to the third one. If not we are ready like fredy to go for the bi-election. They think they can fool dominicans; want them to feel sorry for them.
    Ron, Ron! run the ppl have spoken.

  7. Young woman in D/ca
    February 24, 2010

    The best comment on this is by Candida!! Whoever you are, congrats! You summed it up nicely.. Ron alas, go to parliarment and relax my ‘boy’

  8. steve
    February 24, 2010

    only now sir ALLEYNE IS SPEAKING ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION? WHEN THE PM SAID THE CONSTITUTION CANNOT PREVENT HIM FROM DOING WHAT HE WANTS TO DO WE DIDNT HEAR FROM HIM. NOW ITS IN HIS FAVOUR HE IS REFERENCING THE CONSTITUTION. IT HAS BEEN PROVEN THAT THE LEADERS HAVE NO REGAR FOR THE LAW AND THE CONSTITUTION.

  9. February 24, 2010

    Ron Green doh bong to be worried nuh, because i myself certainly not worried either. At the end of de day, these political animals and their shenanigans don’t put more food on my table, so **** all of them. I mean ALL of them!

  10. Dominican lover
    February 24, 2010

    Sorry that should have been 15 years consecutively, not 25.

  11. Dominican lover
    February 24, 2010

    UWP have just demonstrate how incapable they are, to get French Nationality by naturalisation one have to be living in France or French torritory for 25 years.As the PM was obviously living in Dominica, he would not have qualified for naturalisation, the only way he could become a French citizen is base on his parents. This is another stupid smoke screen, i think the reason people are laughing is at the dumbness of the UWP, who is advising them. Lawyer eating their money for nothing, money they should be saving to fight the next election in 5 years time so they can have a manifesto.

  12. Dominican lover
    February 24, 2010

    Real problem, what iare u trying to say. there are a lot of dominicans who want to see dominica with a viable opposition to vote for. However the current opposition have made themselves unelectable by thier behaviour. they are caught in a trap of there own making. Green has nothing to worry about he lost his seat. My concern is for the young man from Salisbury, Green and edison should be acting as mentors for him as this would have been his first time in parliament. things dont always go our way, but we have to learn to accept defeat. If we can treat triumph an disaster just the same. Move on. Refocus on what is important how to develope a new political base among the people.

  13. max
    February 24, 2010

    Anyway you folks are not easy!!!!!!! Just so much off the cuff comments here–It is saddening. Ron as a leader took a postiion and if you don’t agree with it at least respect it. In a democracy ( yes we still have on in Dominica- one would not know reading all those silly comments on htis blog) we all canot be for the government and we all cannot be against the oppostion–in a democracy–not in North Korea.

    More power to Mr. Green , more Power to Mr. PM—-let democracy rule……..people.

  14. Johnny P
    February 24, 2010

    The Real Problem:

    Bring out the evidents my friend thats what we need to put an end to corruption once and for all!!

    Shouting corruption a tousand and one times doesn’t make it true nor factual, so bring out what can stand in court, otherwise it remains as allegations and rumours that U MUST NEVER REPEAT!!!

    Using the football scenario, you would have to have evident that the linesmen were apid and that the referee was bias towards bathestate, so if there was a penalty that was not picked up i think a protest would be in order.

    The uwp has protested by challenging some seats in the court so lets wait and see what happens then!!!

    Just to be clear evidence includes copies of Certificate of Titles, Authenticated signed contracts or even returned cheques that was cashed NOT AND I REPEAT NOT EMAILS SENT TO PERSONS!!!!!

  15. hannah montana
    February 24, 2010

    for those of you interest in facts and truth Ron Green travelled on foreign passports and declared himself as an American citizen! He did so in December 2009 and January 2010.

    Please take note and make your assumption.

  16. ?
    February 24, 2010

    duz the law say three sittings or three CONSECUTIVE sittings?

  17. Liberated
    February 24, 2010

    To ‘The real problem’

    If you will excuse my ignorance. I find it difficult to see where the (football match) and (Sanford) analogies used by you, make any sense to the discussion on hand. If you recall, the Election was supervised by a team of external observers who gave the whole process the thumbs up. The margin of victory by the labour party over the other two main parties was so wide you would run out of measuring tape to measure it. So i find it difficult that you would think that Dominicans who has acknowledged the right of the labour party to govern, as ignorant. I think that you should remove the blinkers from your eyes and try and encourage the UWP elected opposition members to do their duty and represent their constituents in the official parliament and not the bogus peoples parliament which they waste tax payers time and money sitting around and doing nothing.

  18. The real problem
    February 24, 2010

    Where ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise. In a football match, Harlem vs.Bath Estate, the referee supports Harlem, linesmen are paid to officiate against Bath Estate. Bath Estate forward is brought down in the penalty area, but no penalty is issued. The game finally ends Harlem 2, bath Estate 0. Tell me Dominicans, nothing wrong with that outcome? Did Harlem win the match fairly?

    Allen Stanford was seen as a saviour of Antigua, $$$$$ flowing. However, even as a billionaire he could not pay his way out of jail after being caught involved in a massive fraud scheme. Was he correct to steal all those people’s $$$$ illegally to enrich himself?

    Just as people struggled and fought over all those years for the right to vote, Dominicans have to fight even harder to ensure electoral reform, because there are no signs that changes will come regarding the way elections will be held in the future. The authorities are resisting any changes that will make our elections free and fair. Unfortunately, many of our legal persons, professionals and poor people prefer the constitution and laws to be violated in many ways by a few persons. Remember Allen Stanford and the power and status he enjoyed? Should Dominicans stop being honest, and truthful and go on stealing, abusing children and women or committing crimes? Would these actions be alright? Does it depend on who does the action? What a shame! What a shame! What a downright shame!!!! To be truly Dominican means to desist from supporting all forms of corruption irrespective of who is involved. Sad must be the heart of those who help fool and oppress men and women of our beloved land.

  19. CB CUZ
    February 24, 2010

    U see thats why ron green didnt win because he is selffish and dosent care about the people . because if you can let down the people who vote for you no wonder u didnt win. So stop being a boy and report to work you ninnie. You been trying to make a point since december and you a not suceeding so dont you see nobody is listening to you? Wake up Mr.Green we a tired with your childish behavior. We will progress with of without you……..Stuped

  20. stay tuned
    February 24, 2010

    The ignorance from my fellow dominicans continues to be displayed. No wonder we are the laughing stalk of the caribbean.

  21. Sout Man
    February 23, 2010

    The UWP wants the PM to give them cover to return to parliament. They need to be humble and do the right thing. Dr. Bernard Wilshire, Dr. Para Reviere, Ron Green and Mrs. Judith Pestaina would be heavy weight Senators and would elevate the level and content of debate in Parliament. Is the MRD being used by the UWP to advance their party’s narrow interests? Will UWP focus on building their party or on maintaining the coalition? These are challenges the UWP needs to face while maintaining party unity and a loyal base.

  22. gwa bat to d bone
    February 23, 2010

    i thought after election Ron would stop making Eddy have him like a tehbeh wi..is not Ron fault..he cannot accept the defeat yet..but counseling might work….
    if a man is so bitter
    to realized he NOT prime minister
    is a BOY
    is a BOY….
    LOL…….GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME AL THE TIME GOD IS GOOD

    WELL THANKYOU!

  23. February 23, 2010

    Let de man talk.

    All PARTY days are numbered

  24. adjustble
    February 23, 2010

    Oh boy run is an a__ and the other three boys makeing them self the same run have no say and a matter of fax run go to hell a__ h__e

  25. A True Dominican/GrandBayrian in the u.s.a
    February 23, 2010

    Candida,

    You are hilarious! I needed that laugh.

    Thanks

  26. Dominican lover
    February 23, 2010

    People, calling the house to order. The peoples court have spoken. Would someone please advise the right parliamentary representative for Salisbury to attend parliament. Maybe he can make a difference an jump start the opposition under a new name. Leave the old boys behind in their old boys club of madness. They are being advised by mad men and women in America .
    D/ca need new direction intelligent direction and that is certainly not coming from the ole boys and their main backers in Atlanta Geogia and n Washington D.C

  27. Same Dominican
    February 23, 2010

    Those that are saying “he is a boy” should examine themselves. The man has the balls to stand up for what he belives. The man has his home (he doesnt live with his mammy like u)…he has his wife (so marry the girl u running there)….let the man check his scene and check yours.
    By the way, if there is a by election, can UWP still contest? If yes, the people might still vote them, especially in Marigot and Salisbury

  28. February 23, 2010

    HI RONNIE,PLEASE COME TO PARLIAMENT NAH….HELLO,HELLO,I WAS TAKING A NAP…WHAT..

  29. Candida
    February 23, 2010

    If a man is so confused
    Dat he doh even know when he lose…….
    He’s a BOY!!!!
    He’s a BOY!!!!

  30. Anonymous
    February 23, 2010

    Ron is so selfish. He does not even care about the three guys especialy Hector who for his first time get the opportunity to be a parl rep.You uwp guys should be smarter than that and see what Ron is trying to do to you all,just because he lost his seat.

  31. Smurfy
    February 23, 2010

    Come on folks, let Ron run his gel. All you forget Ron didn’t win his seat man? That anonymous person self knots man?

  32. but i vex
    February 23, 2010

    KEEP TALKING AND LAUGHING AT MR. GREEN. YOU PEOPLE EVER HEAR ABOUT WHO LAUGH LAST LAUGH THE BEST? MOST OF YOU ALL LIVE OUT OF DOMINICA ANY HOW BUT YOU ALL ARE THE FIRST TO JUMP UP AND CRITICIZE. REMEMER EVERY BODY WAS LAUGHING AT NOAH AND HIS ARK, JUST WAIT PEOPLE JUST WAIT. INSTEAD OF RUNNING AWAY FROM YOU ALL SO LOVED COUNTRY JUST LIKE THE BOBB SAID “COME BACK AND ENJOY THE FRUITS OF YOU ALL LABOUR”!!!!!

  33. by the cross
    February 23, 2010

    why is ron still talking.the south east has spoken.election is over.ron we value your cotribution but its time to say goodbye gracefully.why are u guys doing such to the salisbury mp.that is not fair,a good leader knows when to pack up and let someone take over.i would only think u would support whatever is being done in the southeast.stop making a fool of yourself.

  34. Liberated
    February 23, 2010

    May i remind ALBERT P. that the only way Ron Green can sit in parliament is if he is nominated by the leader of the opposition and appointed as an opposition senator. The fact that the opposition haven’t even nominated a leader from their three elected members and refuse to attend parliament to nominate their senators look grim for Ron. He might have to wait till the next election if he succeed in winning his seat or contest the by-election in one of UWP safe seats at the expense of one of their successful candidates, to make it back to the house of assembly.

  35. dca in curacao
    February 23, 2010

    Mr Green, a man accept his defeat a boy goes and hide under his mothers skirt you’re just aboy a mammies boy.
    Another thing you must also make a case and say you don’t want to get the peoples salary.
    Remember no work no pay garcon. Tasha P’s song suits you. your just a boy.

  36. Anonymous
    February 23, 2010

    What discussion with which opposition?/ There is no opposition cause ron Green boycotting parliament.

    I am not saying Labour gov’t good but Ron them not ready yet. go to parliament and fight from inside.

    Have town hall meeting let the people know what is happening. poster Pamplets.

  37. Anonymous
    February 23, 2010

    we shall not be among those types of pple in parliament until we see change!!!!!!!!!!!!!!continue barking!!!!!!!!!!!!!fight among yourselves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i wonder if you pple,labourites, know the differents between right and wrong!

    continue to bark-that’s what you all do best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. rastafari
    February 23, 2010

    Why would Green be worried? It’s not like anybody has noticed their absence from parliament – they only one 3 seats, and he lost his seat!

  39. dominican
    February 23, 2010

    Oh Mr. Green,

    Somebody said you lost it and they are right. Why should the Prime Minister discuss the boycot with you when you do not recognize him? remember your party’s view is thathe is holding on to the Veille Case seat illegally and that he is functioning as Prime Minister illegally. Isn’t that your party’s position Mr. Green? So why do you even concieve a meeting with soemone you beleive is behaving in an illegally manner.

    Mr. Green when you should have spoken , you did not speak. Now you have lost all for all you have a voice. Too late for the party, too late.

  40. ALBERT P.
    February 23, 2010

    MR. GREEN ARE YOU SERIOUS…… YOU HELD COUNTLESS PRESS CONFERENCES MAKING IT PLAIN YOU INTENTIONS AND REASONING FOR NOT ATTENDING PARLIAMENT…SO WHAT’S THERE TO DISCUSS.

    THIS BEHAVIOUR IS NOW BORDERING ON CHILDISHNESS…IF IT HASN’T CROSSED THAT LINE ALREADY.

    YOU ARE PLAYING US FOR FOOLS AND HERE’S WHY I BELIEVE SO: AFTER YOU MISS THE SECOND SITTING…. YOU ARE GOING TO ATTEND THE HOUSE…..YOU ARE GOING TO DELIBERATELY GET YOURSELF KICKED OUT WHILST THERE….AND THEN YOU WILL START THE CYCLE ALL OVER AGAIN…..I BEG YOU TO PROVE ME WRONG.

  41. Dominican
    February 23, 2010

    LOL!! Cross that bridge is right! Cause eventually he will be back in the House. He’s not going to be fool enough to miss three sittings of the Parliament! I’m just waiting to see if he will wait for the absolutely third sitting! Hector u have no idea what you getting involved in….

  42. Anonymous
    February 23, 2010

    imagine that he would be WHAT ron?? you people sicken me.. you see i can conclude that based on all this ignorant moves of yours and the other persons who follow, that you do not have the interest of your fellow UWPites lol … so stupid that a politician dont know how to move, when to move and what move to make.

    ahben green ou pa mele yo pakay mele too lol

  43. Anonymous
    February 23, 2010

    Keep living in lala land Ron. You could not even win your seat. Sir you are the laughing stock of the regional even international scene. Moon ka wee ou. Jah , give it a rest . You want the PM to discuss the boycut with you!!! Please have some dignity.

    The people have spoken loud and clear. Stop making yourself a marshee.

    18-3.Let the PM do the peoples business. It look like Skerro eat allu golden calf. He is there to stay. For the last time , Zor ped. Skerro not even checking allu.Sackway gas man!!!!!!!!!!

  44. zooloo
    February 23, 2010

    GREEN FRESH….

  45. February 23, 2010

    Mr Green ,you are such a laughable man.cant say too much.

  46. Nitara
    February 23, 2010

    ……And we(Dominica) continue being the laughing stock of the caribbean, politically. Sigh

  47. Vex with Them
    February 23, 2010

    It seems Ron just woke up from a long nap. Ron you do not have a seat and will never get one in again so retire with grace.

    haterz.

  48. Smurfy
    February 23, 2010

    Hahaha….. Ron has really lost his mind….

  49. Jammers
    February 23, 2010

    Whats wrong with this man ? Is he a Bwoy? You still expecting the PM to discuss the BOY-Cott with you? Ron your time is up. You look so tired uncle. Go home to your beautiful wife and enjoy your retirement.

  50. DVT
    February 23, 2010

    Point of correct. Sir Brian Alleyne (not Allen) and you do not say Sir Allen but Sir Brian or Justice Alleyne.

    Well Ron have nothing to worry about, he is not an elected Parl. Rep. so he can bump his gums from now till December, that is his problem.

  51. Liberated
    February 23, 2010

    Of course Ron Green wouldn’t be worried about the opposition losing their three seats in a by-election since he has already lost his in the main election. It’s the three ….. whose seats are at stake that should be worried.

  52. February 23, 2010

    Seaman, you are funny. I am trying my best to understand Ron and the UWP and I can’t. I don’t know who is advising these guys, whoever it is, they all crazy.

  53. Brenon Casimir
    February 23, 2010

    huuuuuuuuuuum. all dem man hav 2 do is just move on. cus it is clear dat dominica dnt wana listen dem. so just move on.

  54. ron
    February 23, 2010

    Wait….so every time Mr. Green does his nonsense he expects the PM to run and negotiate with him? This is just further evidence that Mr. Green and the UWP are not serious about anything. Why don’t they approach the government just as they expect the government to approach them? It’s time for Mr. Green to go into retirement. He is too much of an embarrassment to ALL Dominicans.
    Why does Mr. James allow Mr. Green to continue making a fool of himself? Ummmm…

  55. Johnny P
    February 23, 2010

    PLAY BRAVE STILL EARLY DAYS !!!! I FOR ONE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT 2 SITTINGS TO SEE WHAT WILL HAPPEN

    BY THE WAY WILL THEY TAKE PART IN A BY-ELECTION? INQUIRY MINDS WANT TO KNOW!!!

  56. true dominican.
    February 23, 2010

    RON I FILL SORRY FOR U. I BELIEVE U NEED TO SIGN IN TO THE HOME FOR THE AGES
    THERE IS LOTS OF SPACE.

  57. February 23, 2010

    Ron green lost his seat by the pepper man so he do not care.I feel sorry for new commer Hector who have to be in that very unpopular move by Ron green who do not have a political future anymore.

  58. Seaman
    February 23, 2010

    He noted that Prime Minister Skerrit has never attempted to discuss the boycott with the Opposition

    Is Ron Green fooooo?????

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