Hector John has abandoned Salisbury – PM

Skerrit (left), John

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerritt has said that Member of Parliament for the Salisbury Constituency Hector John has abandoned his people and his responsibility in representing the constituents.

While addressing the issue of the deplorable conditions of feeder roads in the Salisbury Constituency, the Prime Minister indicated his belief that if John was serious about his responsibility, his aim would be to engage the government like other opposition Members of Parliament have in the past.

“I think that if anybody has to ‘make noise’ with anybody on this road, the people of Salisbury ought to be making noise with Hector John. That’s the only person who is responsible for the condition of the road in Salisbury is Hector John. What we have been able to do in Salisbury are things that have been brought to our attention by the Senator, Bentley Royer, but he is not the MP. He is a constituent. He is not the Senator ‘from Salisbury’. And more so, Hector John is the Leader of the Opposition, so he must know his responsibility as Leader of the Opposition and as MP,” stated Skerrit.

The Prime Minister continued, “These guys don’t know what it is to represent their people.  Going on a radio programme, and shouting and screaming, is not going to help. You have to engage the Government, you have to engage the public service and it is the responsibility of the Parliamentary Representative to bring to the attention of the Government the challenges facing his constituency. I do that even though I am Prime Minister, I do write my fellow ministers on matters confronting my constituency. And I think that’s what has to be done.”

He added, “If you have a challenge facing your constituency, it is the responsibility of the Parliamentary Representative to let us know what is happening.”

Skerrit mentioned that he thinks that representatives are using the dereliction of their duties to ensure that nothing is happening in their constituency so that they can use it as a platform for re-election, but that that sort of behavior cannot continue.

He commented that Members of Parliament should follow Edison James’ lead in engaging the Government, for projects in his constituency.

Skerrit stated, “Mr James invited me to his constituency some time ago. He brought to my attention the North End water project and the challenges there. He brought to me the issue of some roads in Marigot and if you see our responses, the school and we just commissioned the North End water project. When we went there we felt that we cannot have people drinking from that water system and we made it a priority. We have done some of the roads in Marigot. So you have to represent.”

Concerning John the Prime Minister concluded, “Running all over the place and on Facebook and on the internet writing a bunch of foolishness is not going to help anybody. I’m not in a position to call on him to do anything. If he feels he can just take people’s money and don’t work, the constituents should call on him to make representation because they have seen that he has abandoned his people.”

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116 Comments

  1. The 40000 US
    October 12, 2011

    SoutMan (on you comment about Obama Blaming Senators)
    for a person who comes here and pretend to know it all ,i think u should damn well know that the United states governance system is totally different than what we have in the region.
    In the US you have a federal budget and state budget . Who ever becaomes senator regardless of which party is in power is responsible for the state budget. In that way he /she can get work done even if there party is in opposition.

    in the region we have one budget for central government. The opposition don’t even get consulted before or during the preparation of the budget.
    the opposition only participate in the debate and history can tell that these debates are useless .
    there is never a case of a budget being rejected by the house in the region because the system set up that the eyes always have it . no matter what the ruling governmnet put forward its always accepted and send to the upper house .
    Our system is design that the only thing the opposition can do is oppose or be our political watch dog to ensure that those in power are accountable for the people money.
    i most add that going to paliament and talk may not be the most effective means of getting the attention of politician . Those in power know that only a small percentage actually listen to the debates. Ask the people in finace how much copies of the budget was circulated throughout the public.
    Other medium such as TV , talk shows, internet is a more effective way to get the reaction of a polittician in todays world. see how quick the PM responded.
    I have always said before that MR. Prime minister will not get away with his machaivellian type leadership. The people of the day is getting wiser and are now able to spot the deceptive tactics of these politticians.
    A better leader would have simply said we have notice the roads need some rehabilitation work but we are unable to address it now or simply we cannot do all the roads at the same time.

    This brings me back to the manefesto issue . Were there any thing mention about these feeder roads in the labour manefesto. Since i haven’t seen it . i will just say that if yes the DLP should already have a medium term policy to deal with the feeder roads since its very import for argriculture sector. therefore some one should have already gone around the island to look at these roads, evaluate and cost the repairs needed while at the same time looking at arrears that is in need of new feeder roads. i know all cannot be done at onetime but for the PM to let it sound like if the matter had been before the house it would have already been addressed is a big joke.

    A

  2. observer
    October 12, 2011

    dont throw stones when you have glass windows you cause people to abondon their faith in god so to use evil forces to run the country our country is is being run by evil forces but remember GOD ALWAYS WIN IN THE END NO MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES

  3. international
    October 11, 2011

    what about Mr.Blackmore? *or however his name spelling* take a ride up to campbell and den come and talk about Mr.John! IS NOT ONE SET!!

  4. forreal
    October 11, 2011

    sometime i wonder,if some of the people who post comments here on DNO are scholars or if they have degrees,because the way they hit on the prime minister,lives me wondering if they have what it takes to run the government,or the country, or are they just a bunch of hide behind the computer mouth’rs,because i am seeing that some of them can’t even spell properly,and i am like,well sah.

    • Richards
      October 13, 2011

      Check your sentence structuring befor you coment on people’s spelling. With that said, it does not take a scholar to see what it going on and form an inform opinion. You must be living on another planet who ever you are.

    • October 16, 2011

      degree in what professional, wondering if skerrit and his boys have a degree in political science as well

  5. waves
    October 11, 2011

    Mr. Skerrit…you have a country to develop thats not the issue by attacking the Rep..

    please learn issues please..dont you see how Prime Ministers are good rulers deal with matters of the citizens..

    you dont sound like a DGS grad…you need to raise the bar in your thinking…way way to low….wow..

  6. eee
    October 11, 2011

    PM come to Dubique, and you will know who has abandoned whom.Hector John is a patriot. A man with integrity.

  7. eee
    October 11, 2011

    Nonsensical statement.Did not worth reading! 21 of yours have abandoned their constituencies.

  8. ....................
    October 11, 2011

    Nonsense.There are 21 parl reps who have abandoned their constituencies. The Salisbury people are a smart people. They can’t be bought, that’s why i love them so much.

  9. raindrop
    October 11, 2011

    I Thought Hector was on an educational tour being an ambassador for the Caribbean Students. I think he should be applauded for this recognition. I am not sure if this absence was what warranted this attention. Hector was one of 3 students from the Caribbean represented in the United States.

    • dominican
      October 11, 2011

      Congrats Hector!!! :wink:

  10. DA4real
    October 11, 2011

    Exactly PM Skerrit. Glad you provided with some direction. Hope he listens.

    The people need representation where it matters. The parliament or house of assembly does not use FB as a means of getting recommendations or request to act upon. The cannot upload facebook request and use it as a legal or valid document.

  11. TAS
    October 11, 2011

    My point exactly……OPPOSITION LEADER FOR YOU!!!

    Hector John
    Marpin TV, I brought to film the deplorable conditions of the Salisbury farm roads after 11 years of neglect and skerrit got hyper. SMH.

    • Domnichien
      October 11, 2011

      And what is that point, may I ask?What is your point. At least Hector did not tell anybody to go to hell!But time will tell. Sometimes I think the patriots of Dominica should just leave well alone and Serrit give all you at is coming for you, but on the other hand I think of next generation of Dominica, and I think they are worth fighting for.. This lost generation of Dominicans are already lost~ Yes people like you belong lost generation of Dominicans.

  12. GG
    October 11, 2011

    Is Hector the Parl Rep for all the other constitu cuz all the roads are bad

  13. GG
    October 11, 2011

    Here he goes again, since when are you interested in the well-being of Salisbury people…… We are too old of a cat to be fooled by a kitten…. Can Hector build any roads in Salisbury? We know how this works, you guys look out for the people who voted for you, so come again

  14. Remember the Bible
    October 11, 2011

    Every body talking foolishness except Skerrit.. People, beware of that man, Beware of that man. Beware of that man.. That man is a dangerous, dangerous man. He thinks he is the best thing since slice bread, the brightest and biggest!! This is not good people. The man has no respect for anybody, yet he and his people are demanding that people respect him? Oh please! Skerrit, your day will come sooner than you think!!! Sooner thank you think… All your boys are going! Even those who are pretending that they can even fight death because they are so powerful, they are slowly dying!!

    I don’t know if that is psychology, but whatever it is Skerrit is effective in using it. This man has successfully passed the monkey of Hector’s back. What is disgrace and how shameful to see Dominica gobbling it up.. How can people be so shallow minded?

  15. Remember the Bible
    October 11, 2011

    Every body talking foolishness except Skerrit.. People, beware of that man, Beware of that man. Beware of that man.. That man is a dangerous, dangerous man. He thinks he is the best thing since slice bread, the brightest and biggest!! This is not good people. The man has no respect for anybody, yet he and his people are demanding that people respect him? Oh please! Skerrit, your day will come sooner than you think!!! Sooner thank you think… All your boys are going! Even those who are pretending that they can even fight death because they are so powerful, they are slowly dying!!

  16. JAMSINE
    October 11, 2011

    EVEN JUSTINE CHARLES HAS ABANDONED GRAND BAY SO WHAT IS THE P.M SAYING,CHECK THE ROAD IN GRAND BAY.

  17. jah bawie
    October 11, 2011

    i have to agree with the PM on his last statement. Parl rep needs to learn to stop postiing all these things on facebook and meet with his constituency.

  18. WIKILEAKS
    October 11, 2011

    Hi MY NAME IS SAUL,

    I AM EDUCATED BUT REALIZED THAT EDUCATION WILL ONLY GET ME SO FAR….. AND SOO I MUST COMPENSATE FOR MY INADEQUACIES BY TEARING DOWN THE VALID CONCERNS OF MY FELLOW DOMINICANS EVERYDAY FROM DRINKING MY COFFEE AND KISSING MY GIRLFRIEND BUWO GOOD MORNING…WE BOTH WORK AT THE SAME PLACE WE HIGH FIVE AND LAUGH ALL DAY LONG

    HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHH

    FOR $5000 DOLLARS A MONTH ITS A GOOD LIVING….

    I SHOULD HAVE SAVED MYSELF THE EXPENSE OF GETTING AN EDUCATION AND JUST SERVED THE MASTER FROM DAY ONE!

    • WIKILEAKS
      October 11, 2011

      The worst thing that could ever happen to a Dominican is to know that you have to spend your entire day as a uwp. And to remove the shame and embarrasment you have to steal people’s identitiy to make it appear that you are not a uwp and u call yourself Saul.

      And worst, your head is as big as sprags

    • Question
      October 11, 2011

      You don’t sound like you got any kind of education to me, must have been primary school education!

      Where and what did you study and what did you attain?

      • WIKILEAKS
        October 11, 2011

        We have the real WIKILEAKS CORNERED…HAHAHAHAHA…AS HE POST WE POSTING WITH HIS NAME…HE MOO MOO NOW

  19. buwo
    October 11, 2011

    All Hector does is pose all over the place for pics and then post them on Facebook.

    Way to go Hector….good representation.

    Hahahahahaha

  20. WIKILEAKS
    October 11, 2011

    I think Edison is undermining Sprags (Is his name Hector John or Sprags). Edison is telling the guy to go to Facebook and friend everybody on facebook, so he can reach out to the votes. Don’t write to government to seek out projects, but create your own “occupy facebook” mechanism.

    So edison then sneaks at the back and speaks to government.

    Sacway Gas!!!

  21. BA YO BWA
    October 11, 2011

    Can Hector John give Salisbury feeder roads? It is the responsibility of the Government of Dominica to give any constituency feeder roads. On the point of representation, if the speaker of the house would allow him to make a contribution, then maybe the PM could hear his cry.

    My disappointment with the Dominican public is that they cannot see through Skerrit’s scams. As one person said this morning, Portsmouth does not have proper feeder roads either, so does that mean the Ian Douglas has abandoned them? St. Joseph does not have feeder roads either, does that mean Kelver has abandoned them? Dominican’s open your eyes!!!!

    To the wolf in sheep’s clothing on Hector’s facebook page, I do think he has a life outside of parliament just like the PM!!

  22. Porssie
    October 11, 2011

    OKAY – Now I understand how government works. In order to have national progress a parliamentarian must be present for 8 parliamentary sittings a year.
    Interestingly Mr Skerrit one of the so many dilapidated feeder roads in Portsmouth area is running right through one of the various pieces of land you own in the Portsmouth area . Could it be that the parl rep is sleeping during parliament? Or is that you have so much property all over the island that you forgot that parcel of land in that area? What about the St Ticate area (However spelt) the Parl rep for the area is way to careless to talk about the road conditions.
    The PM would have gained a little bit of respect if he would just simple say – I will look into the matter or I will follow up. To me that is just showing some form of maturity But to let off of Hector’s absence from Parliament is just another display of arrogance , unwillingness to listen , childish and tyrant display.

  23. buwo
    October 11, 2011

    Has anyone been on Hector John’s Facebook page lately? Seriously this man is spending way to much time on Facebook, liking this and liking that, commenting on this and that.

    I think he has is own Facebook parliament apart from the People’s Parliament.

    Hahahahahaha

  24. Siwo
    October 11, 2011

    I though that Mr James was out of parliament as well. Every time Skerrit get to make an unrehearsed statement is a constant” foot in mouth” results. The man has no tactfulness. Just the same Vielle Case arrogance.( Yeh I said it) The truth is the feeder roads are in an abhorrent conditions throughout the island to include Portsmouth La Plaine , St Joseph, Wesley, Calibishie – the list goes on.The last time I checked 18 districts are represented in parliament and I can vouch that within all 18 districts 99.9 % of the feeder roads are either dilapidated, impassable or even non existent. Mr Hector brought Marpin to witness the road condition in his constituency and that to me is worth more that the elementary school type Parliamentary sessions. Televising the government inefficiencies is probably the new way to be an active parliamentarian. So as of today let us use the You Tube to embarrass this lame government. Let us air our dirty laundry, let us embarrass them.

    I can no longer stand the lies coming from this government ; already we are tired of being bombarded with the deceitful manipulations I am personally tired of being taken for an icecream ride that turns out to be a ride of abuse and forceful advancement. 11years of total disregard for the farmers of this country. This government has ask us to put farming on the back burner and to focus on tourism yet they have not done a darn thing to elevate our tourism sector. 11 years and all there is to show is a Chinese built stadium, a Chinese rehabilitated west coast road, a few sea walls and the agrandizment of a few ministers of government with Cayman island bank accounts.

    11 years where are the jobs ; we are importing more food stuff than ever; our merchants are now strictly Chinese; we boast of more scholarships yet how many of these students come back to work in Dominica?. We talk about next level – next level of what? Increase crime and drug addiction, next level of dependency, next level from OECS flag Ship island to the poorest.

    Seeing is believing , Tom was drunk during the campaign SIWO but Tom is still no fool!!!!!!!

    • WIKILEAKS
      October 11, 2011

      What are you really say..You sound like one of those uwp bugs…cha man

      Why are you buying imported food?

      • Observer
        October 11, 2011

        @Wikileaks…you should go kick rocks.

  25. ted
    October 11, 2011

    D PM right. All Spaggs does is write nonsensee on facebook and walk around roseau .

  26. Anonymous
    October 11, 2011

    I am ashamed of my Dominican people they are so short sighted and have their heads buried in the sand. Lord Help Us. Clear the wax from their eyes so that they can see clearly.

  27. linky
    October 11, 2011

    but what is skerritt problem this guys a just laughable

  28. sleepy
    October 11, 2011

    Ambrose has also abandoned wall -house!! What has the PM to say about that?

    • Roseau South
      October 11, 2011

      And Kingshill too….

      • Anonymous
        October 11, 2011

        lets not talk about Giraudel

  29. Kalinegro
    October 11, 2011

    The Prime Minster is honest and direct in his response. And Hector John should learn from this if he is to ever match up.

  30. wikileaks one
    October 11, 2011

    MR ROOSEVELT SKERRITT WHEN WILL YOU STOP PLAYING GAMES WITH THE PEOPLE OF DOMINICA ….. PLEASE SIR DO THE COUNTRY “A BIG FAVOUR” GET THE HELL OUT .

    • WIKILEAKS
      October 11, 2011

      Welcome aboard…you see, by just using my name, how many people will like you.

      Can you imagine, if you tell your friends you were a labourite…you would get all the chicks..and fame…try it.

  31. ME
    October 11, 2011

    SPAGGS SAY HE MENTIONED IT IN THE PEOPLE’S PARLIARMENT. TOO BAD IF HON SKERRIT BOYCOT THE PEOPLE’S PARLIARMENT……HAHAHA SPAGS OU PA FEB

  32. Nac Vibes
    October 11, 2011

    It is clear that the PM is just politicking.
    He feels there is a weakness in the Salisbury constituency hence the statement about Mr James comming to him fofr help, he knows Marigot can see through his lies.

  33. target
    October 11, 2011

    We need honest leaders here.

    THE COUNTRY IS CRYING FOR FEEDER ROADS.

    WHERE IS HECTOR JOHN COMING IN THAT.

    CANT WE DISCERN SILLY TACTICS TO DIVERT?

    MR. GOVERNMENT WE NEED ROADS FOR ALL THE FARMERS IN THIS LAND.

  34. too late to cry now
    October 11, 2011

    Unlike the UWP whose vision was to work through out the entire country whether it was red, green, or blue as was well supported by their moto of “Nou ca fe kachoy tou par tou,” Skeritt is bent on punishing any village that did not vote for him or where the election was close.

    I would like to start with the village of Thibaud where he is the palrep of. Although he won in Thibaud but it was a close race and has always been since the 2000 elections. Drive through the Vielle case constituency which is comprised of Ville case, Penville, and Thibaud and you will see how he has treated Thibaud.

    During the 1995 elections, Skerrit got $1 million to build a school in Thibaud. He later kicked Thibaud out and used the money to build a school in Sansover. Today, Thibaud children are cramped in a little building where they are treated like animals in a cage, and some of their children have to find their way to Viellecase or Paix Bouche to attend school.

    He built a road from Blenheim to Ville case; from Blenheim to just before Thibaud he used cement; then he skipped Thibaud and started a highway from Gomier to Vielle case where his palace is and totally bipassed Thibaud simply because he hates the villagers. It was so stupid to hear a villager from that same village, mr Remmie, went to testify in his favor during the French passport scandal. Who is the pal rep for Thibaud? It is you Mr. PM! Then why have you treated the village in the manner in which you have been treating them although you won the votes there? Talk victimization!

    What about Marigot where they did not vote for you? We all know how you have severely punished the people of Marigot a village where you use to fly out of the country. We don’t forget how you took a hotel that was to be built there to enhance the airport and you brought it all the way to Cabrits. What a shame mr PM!

    To hear you talk about Salsbury and how their Pal Rep has abandoned them is just another of your many jokes and hypocrisy. We know very well why you have not assisted Salsbury with roads. You want people to bow down and leak the back part of your body before you serve them. But please remember that although you are the Pm today, you are not God.

    • WIKILEAKS
      October 11, 2011

      Yes, this is another one of them…a stooge for Hector John..bag on mt back at the bus stop.

    • Observer
      October 11, 2011

      Thibaud needs to rally and start talking my friend!! Nothing will change if you guys simply sit and remain mum. Skerrit is not being held ACCOUNTABLE for his actions, therefore it would serve you well to NOT vote him at all!!! Speak out people, write letters, bring in the media, don’t be afraid! He did not give you life, he cannot take it away. Work hard and pray and you will be blessed. Stealing and lying did not bring anything but destruction!!! Time will tell!

    • DOLL
      October 16, 2011

      PM DID NOT ABONDONED THIBAUD VOTE MJ AND SEE
      WHAT YOU ALL GOING TO GET. FRANKLY SPEAKING
      MATTERS WILL BE WORST. I WAS IN DA TWO
      MONTHS AGO AND WAS TOLD THIBAUD HAS ONLY
      30 CHILDREN ATTENDING SCHOOL. DONT JUDGE ME
      WRONG WHY BUILD A SCHOOL FOR THIRTY CHILDERN

  35. The truth
    October 11, 2011

    How can u spend on something that you do not know is broken? Hector has to make the man know what he needs

  36. executive command.
    October 11, 2011

    PM this is a fruitless retort.. SMH take a look at my facebook to see what your minister of Public Works has been up to, ADMIN: YOU CAN POST THIS COMMENT I NOT AFRAID TO SPEAK THE TRUTH AND IT IS PUBLISHED ON MY FACEBOOK FOR THE WORLD TO SEE, SO PM MIGHT AS WELL TAKE A LOOK AT IT….

  37. mouth of the south
    October 11, 2011

    i don’t know how much times i have to come here and tell u all whoever taught skerro on the skills of the trade taught him well… this guy acts out straight off the teachings of 48 laws of power…. art of war… and the many other teachings that can be found in dealing with leadership… but when u are trained also.. even though not in school or by professional… but self taught… by buying such books and learning also… by spending time in the library also… then u spot such things easily…. here mr skerrit is using the age old tactic called ‘Divide and Conquer’…. he is bashing mr john (skerro maybe right) and he is praising mr james (skerro maybe right)… then what happens.. the people of salisbury constituency now will demand from mr john for proper representation… if he feels he don’t need to write the pm or ministers responsible.. then skerro will be back to let it be known… mr john has never sought their help…. again the constituents will start to feel isolated… since mr james is working for his people yet mr john don’t see it fit to work for his…. now supporters of u.w.p all around will have a web to deal with… cause how u going to bash skerro when obviously what he’s asking mr john to do…. mr james has already begun doing it for his constituents… so this means skerro is ‘right’ on that regard… already skerro has let it be known that mr john is holding back so therefore no development will mean a sore eye for the gov’t…. or so mr john thinks… so mr skerro has turned the tables… so again the constituents will feel like….ooohhh u don’t want to write to the ministers and u making us think is they who willfully not aiding when in fact u have failed to bring our plight to their attention… and a senator mr royer that working on our behalf…. hhmmm ok… so really mr skerrit has set the stage for the constituents to give mr royer a good/positive look… in other words the only one working on u all behalf is mr royer… not mr john…. supporters from marigot const. won’t bash the pm since he give mr james his praise… it has begun.. salisbury is the next seat on the d.l.p agenda…. divide and conquer

    • Anti-hate
      October 11, 2011

      pretty good analysis MOTS

      • mouth of the south
        October 11, 2011

        wat the scene… i think u went M.I.A… i see buwo n wikileaks take ur place…. hope tings irie

  38. new kiddon the block
    October 11, 2011

    WHERE IS RONALD TOULON. THE COLIHAUT PEOPLE HAVE NO REPRESNTATION. HE IS DEPUTY SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, YET NO ONE HEARS HIS VOICE. WHAT A SHAME.

    • Colihaut
      October 11, 2011

      Who That moomoo you asking for. Miste doh even know whether he coming or going.

  39. X-Factor
    October 11, 2011

    Mr. John is a facebook leader, thats where he addresses his issues. He should take up his responsibilities as Pal Rep. and give a better account of himself.

    Sprags you need to get off Facebook at some point in your life and enter into the real world. Facebook dont fix roads. Go find who does.

    • sacre gas
      October 11, 2011

      me dat is MR. John i deleting all of all you!

  40. Mr. Vigilant
    October 11, 2011

    I agree with the PM but at the same I would like to ask who is responsible for the roads in Eggleston, Giraudel and Castle Comfort?????

    • executive command.
      October 11, 2011

      i am neither for nor against, but a good question indeed>>> expect some thumbs down for thinking logically

    • sleepy
      October 11, 2011

      wall-house too

  41. One Love
    October 11, 2011

    8-O SPRAGGS BOY – – YOU HEARD THE MAN “KNEEL DOWN AND BEG” else your constituency suffers …….. YES I

  42. Marcel
    October 11, 2011

    This is very shameful on Skerrit part. He knows full well that as Prime Minister and Minister of Finance he decides how much money is spent where and on what.

    To try to switch it on Mr. John and to link Mr. John’s representation or lack or representation with spending monies in the Salisbury constituency is a clear hopeless, case of low class reverse psycology and a downright low blow. Skerrit is simply pandering to the ignorant people. Anyone who has passed primary school will see through this statement and the hypocricy and crass politics that it represents.

    Shame on you Skerrit.

    • Anonymous
      October 11, 2011

      I AGEE 100% @marcel

    • Observer
      October 11, 2011

      What he seems to fail to comprehend is that the Salisbury people are a proud and hardworking people. Salisbury people do not beg anyone for anything. They work hard all day, every day and their children are taught the same! Hector will never adopt a begging attitude. Earl begged and his business was aired out like dirty laundry for everybody to hear. Once bitten, twice shy. Salisbury people cannot be bought!

  43. Curious
    October 11, 2011

    Good job Edo…. you looking out for your constituents.

    At least the Pm is showing your people that you have their back…. at the end of the day – even the PM is saying, that Edo is trying and looking out for his people.

    A man who tries will get further than a man who doesn’t!

    • Anonymous
      October 11, 2011

      SKERRIT DAMN WELL KNOW MARIGOT PEOPLE NOT AFRAID OF HIM. A FORCE TO BE RECKON WITH

  44. pretty girl
    October 11, 2011

    Leak to them PM we doh want no mangie from Bawi bringing u down if u leave in glass house dont throw stones Hector if pm not representing u not representing salisbury either is the same thing WOPEIE

    • Anonymous
      October 11, 2011

      spell check. live not leave, patios arse

  45. D/can
    October 11, 2011

    It is so shameful that we are all discusing the conditions of roads in Dominica. This is something that I have been hearing all my life. What we should be asking the Politicians is “when are all these beckering going to stop and petty politics put aside for the betterment of Da as a whole?”
    These villages like Colihaut, Salisbury, St.Joseph and Mahaut have been a bread basket for the entire west coast for many years now and it is time to fix the bad roads which feed the people.
    Don’t let the politician divide us.
    Think Global.

  46. Road Hog
    October 11, 2011

    Is this the case of another well-intentioned polititan gone bad. The Prime Minister is right. The intoxication of power has gone to Spaggs’ head and he has forgotten why he was elected to serve his community.
    And ouch! that Facebook comment really hurt.

  47. TAS
    October 11, 2011

    I think some of you all are missing the point. Yes Hon.Skerrit is the PM but he is not the representative for the Salisbury area;Hector John is.Therefore it is Mr. John’s responsibility to represent his constituents. Matters of “importance” will not and never will be solved on Facebook and Hector should know that. I sometimes just smh when I see some of his posts.

    • just my point
      October 11, 2011

      isnt salisbury part of dominica.and labour do have represantatives here too.making recommendations so why do the blame game and not help people.

  48. executive command.
    October 11, 2011

    I not interested in Hector John and UWP, all I want to know is if you know u had a french passport when you TOOK THE OATH AS THE PRIME MINISTER!!! THIS QUESTION TRANSCENDS EACH AND EVERY POLITICAL TACTIC THAT YOU MAY EMPLOY MR MINISTER!!!

  49. who to ask
    October 11, 2011

    What else can he do?
    Speaker will not allow their questions.
    Dpp/IPO/OAS/PM/president/DBS/ KAiri/electoral commission and now the court will not allow them to answer.
    Even DNO screening questions being put forward…
    Thank God for Facebook/Twitter… (I will be pleasantly surprised if DNO publish this one)

  50. eve
    October 11, 2011

    He representing his constituency via Facebook!!! LMAO

    • executive command.
      October 11, 2011

      not picking any sides but some would find it interesting to note that most us senators use twitter to stay in touch with their people…. and to add….Mr John is a university IT graduate, need I say more???? It is pathetic that the PM must send his operatives to DNO to vote over and over again clearing their caches trying to slant the votes on certain comments. and also that he needs to monitor private persons, like me, facebook accounts…. Mr PM I would not like to be in your position….your innocence is taking such a toll on you…. mmyy mmyy….thank god you cannot shut down the internet…I hope you saw my facebook about the intricate details of what went on at the PWC.

      • Curious
        October 11, 2011

        If you are so open with your details — let all Dominicans see your facebook too nuh!!

        Talking about this and that, and us not being able to see or read what your are proclaiming is pointless you know. Since you not afraid – you should just come out in the open and speak your mind.

        to stand for what is right one doesn’t need to hide behind a screen. Come out and let us support you, but you need to give us proof and facts, to what you are sayings….

        let the world see

      • DA4real
        October 11, 2011

        Yes senators are using facebook to reach out to their people but they are not using facebookd to bring the issues to the house. Request have to be made through the proper medium.

        Perhaps Hector John should be showing his constituents via facebook the representation he has made on their behalf which have not been heard or given due consideration by parliament instead of only posting other things. Priority man, Priority.

        I stand corrected, I have not seen Hector post any request he has made to parliament that has not been heard. The PM is right.

  51. I'mWondering
    October 11, 2011

    LMBO…. this statement had me laughing so hard ““Running all over the place and on Facebook and on the internet writing a bunch of foolishness is not going to help anybody”…cause i sure GET that part!!!!!!!!!

    Boii that Facebook thing even getting parl reps in trouble! Mi daybah!

  52. DVT
    October 11, 2011

    It is quite true that the Leader of the Opposition spends 95% of his time posting pictures on facebook and posing for pictures from his travels to the US. The man was a no show during the UWP court case and he is the worst parl rep in the history of Dominica.

    • ..........
      October 11, 2011

      the man is the leader of the opposition , not the UWP. the court case was between the DLP and the UWP. :-P

      • What?
        October 11, 2011

        Isn’t UWP the opposition party?

      • ..........
        October 11, 2011

        yes the UWP is the opposition party and the leader of is Mr Ron Green and not Hector John. I know, it’s confusing not just to you but every Dominican

  53. Remember the Bible
    October 11, 2011

    Hector John is one of the most involved PR’s in Dominica. Ask the people of his constituency what they think…. Ask them! Ask them!! They would know! Apparently Skerrit does not know what going in the the Sailsbury constituency and he just as is customary he wants to pass the monkey. I am surprised that he didn’t say Hector was drunk on Mountgay Rum!!!
    Hector we know better!!! Let not you heart be troubled!!

  54. bawee
    October 11, 2011

    MY BOY MR JOHN DOESN’T HAVE A CLUE.ALAS!!!!!

  55. The truth
    October 11, 2011

    This is what I am saying. If they go to parliament and reperesents, then nothing gets done, they can say they tried. But not going and slandering and skerrit baching for many years, eventually people must get fed up with that. You think Edison James is a fool? He will join you in your endeavours but he will surely do what he must to make sure the people who put him there keep him there. If hector don’t watch it, bawi might bite him in his back side. And if this happens I guess that’s when thy will say elections are rigged. But u have to represent your people! You’re taking payment as an MP!

  56. breal
    October 11, 2011

    So true Mr.Pm and it goes to the rest of the gang.They must realize that the people of the constituencies will hold them responsible for having them in such situation. Be men and prove that u all have “BALLS”. Come, interact,have discussion,have solutions,plan for the better good of your constituencies and Dominica.Mr.PM please do something if it was “Mamo” She done shot down that idiotic radio station that continues to DESTROY the image our dear island that we trying so had to build. But i am just letting them know that nothing last forever.We gave Affi Ministry of Agriculture to manage he could not help us,we help Linton when he was deported from Antigua,just imagine what mister was doing them people!as for d Angelo waste of time, he better go cut that thing he have on his head,Copel we will pray for him. But i hope by now you all realize that is one set of callers you all have on your talk show and the population is turning of their radios when you all are speaking.General talk, is that all they can do,don’t they realize what they are doing,the Dominican public has spoken. shame on you guys.

    • executive command.
      October 11, 2011

      go back to guyana, thats why bajans and jamaicans dont want guyanese in their country….just try and shut down qfm and allu will will jus take dbs!!!!! admin u see what ive been telling you, these people are not for freedom of information, thus if they cannot control your medium they will try and shut you up!!!!!

  57. FED UP
    October 11, 2011

    OMG…The job of the government in any country is to be take care and maintain public infrastructure despite of the constituency it lies in. This pointing figer story or blame games is shameful behaviour for a country’s PM to engaging in as an excuse for not providing the necessary aid to areas that are in need. And skillfully drawing attention to Mr. B Royer’s so called efforts are even more lame in trying to “big up” his boy so to speak.
    I give this analogy for anyone who might disagree with my comments: If you hire a janitor are you going to award him a prize for cleaning the toilets? And award him more praise for mentioning that bathrooms are dirty??? I think not because thats his JOB. Likewise, again I say it is the JOB of any Government to fix roads and maintain public infrastructure, thats why all citizens pay taxes despite of the constituency they live in. And if the Pal Rep for that area fails to play the “suck up” game and not make mention of the obvious then that is still no reason to let the people suffer, and then try to justify it by making such junenile comments as if we are still in the play ground. The people of this country need to grow up, starting from the head down. Its obvious we are not getting far with that selfish attitude.

    • SMA Alumni
      October 11, 2011

      YOU HAVE NO CLUE !!!! sometimes to sound intelligent is to keep quiet !!!

    • Sout Man
      October 11, 2011

      @ FED UP

      What do you think of President Obama going from state to state pointing fingers at Senators and Reps for bridges, roads and schools that need repair in their districts? [I know that the US is our gold standard so we have to reference the best – right?]

    • DA4real
      October 11, 2011

      Is the same thing.

      If the Janitor is one cleaning the toilet and he/she is the one noticing that the toilet is dirty hence it gets cleaned why not give him his flowers whilst he is alive. Why not commend his efforts and give him his acolades. Would you not like a bonus for your good work? Think just a little bit, in the corporate environment who are the biggers bosses looking to to get the work done, to make recommendations? The associates. The managers are expecting to see reports of work done and recommendations to make their comprany grow and better their position in the industry. I rest my case.

  58. Anonymous
    October 11, 2011

    If loving my PM Skeritt is a crime…I’d rather go to jail to spend some time…

    • Mr Sout City
      October 11, 2011

      Did someone give you some red coolaid to drink?

      • Anonymous
        October 11, 2011

        No I did not drink it, I left it in your bathroom next to the neutralizing shampoo, you can use it to dye your hair if you have any….

        If loving my PM is a crime I’d rather go to jail again to spend some more time…..

        I hate red hair but it would look good on you…

    • Anonymous
      October 11, 2011

      yes jack wagon , love him to the death

    • sacre gas
      October 11, 2011

      us a D.A u see! lmao puttin skerrit so high … he aint kno God! smh! u dominicans

  59. law less state
    October 11, 2011

    such hypocracy

  60. Why NOT
    October 11, 2011

    NONESENSE YOU TALKING SKERRIT. . I CLEARLY REMEMBER THIS HECTOR JOHN FELLA ON THE SAME PROGRAMMES YOU ALL LAMBASS STATING THAT THE ROADS NEED ATTENTION AMONG OTHER THINGS IN THE CONSTITUENCY AND YOU ALL DOWNRIGHT REFUSED TO HAVE MEETINGS TO ARRANGE FUNDING. YOUR AIM IS GIVE THE IMPRESSION THAT THE PARL. REP IS UNCONCERNED..BUT BARE IN MIND WE THE LOCALS ARE LOOKING AND LISTENING. YOU MAY TRY TO BUY SOME OF US WITH MONEY BUT NOT ALL OF US WILL TAKE IT. KEEP THAT IN MIND UNTIL THE NEXT ELECTION WHICH YOU ARE SO NOT HOPING WILL TAKE PLACE. NOT IF THE REST OF US DEMOCRATICALLY EMBRACING CITIZENS HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT. ALL THAT NONSENSE YOU TALKING JUST TO MAKE A TINY ISLAND LIKE DOMINICA A COMMUNIST COUNTRY?

  61. hmmmm
    October 11, 2011

    for the first time in a long long time our Pm skerrit is making good sense…….Hector! he does have a valid point..you need to step up and swallow that pride

    • executive command.
      October 11, 2011

      its not pride!!! its fear!!! of brainless DLP supporters and their onslaught…..when those empty barrels start to roll you will even hear how you wearing ready made jacket…lang sal mourn domnichen

  62. Denses
    October 11, 2011

    As the head of Gov’t you should be doing more. If you have vision for the entire country you should have plans to make the lives of every Dominican better.
    By the way More DLP constituencies are lacking in proper roads than the 3 UWP’s. So PM u have to be more articulate than that.
    All for one and each for all.

  63. Sout city
    October 11, 2011

    Mr. Prime Minister, what happens when your parl rep/constituents are crying out for help and their cries are falling on death ears? When will the cry of the people be heard regarding the deplorable condition of the road from Geneva to La Plain? Is Petter St. Jean & Kenneth Darroux giving us representation on this? It they are, then please Mr. PM, give an ear to their call. WE ARE SUFFERING!!!!!

    • Aye Dominique
      October 11, 2011

      Sout City you could not have said it any better. What hypocrisy! Roosevelt Skerrit really thinks that he can continue to play that kind of politics forever and ever….he must be joking.

      The most dangerous roads in Dominica are in labour party strong holds. People you have never driven pass Geneva into Dupique, through Stowe Estate, up Bagatelle. Under that piece of cliff in Dupique.

      Having passed under that road daily and being still alive today, I know there is a God.

      What are the Parl Reps doing for the area, are they representing Roosevelt Skerrit?

    • sout man
      October 11, 2011

      yes sout you are so right where is the parl rep for petite savanne constituency where is he? the roads from geneva to petite savanne is so bad i wonder if he drives on this route and how often he visits those who voted him. Is that the next level for this constituency?

      • Sout city
        October 11, 2011

        Remember the Parl Rep for Petite Savanne does not reside in Petite Savanne eh! Also remember that the road from Loubiere to Grand Bay is well surfaced therefore, there is no need for his vehicle to suffer the brunt of what ours suffer when we have to go passed Geneva. Since I know myself traversing this road, I cannot recall a time when we did not have to drive on a smooth surface like certain parts of Dominica. What’s worse, like someone stated earlier, is the fact that these poor roads are in labor strong holds. I am a labour supporter, but was never in favor of Mr. Baron’s successor and I was right!
        By the way Dr. Darroux, when will we see the completion of the Petite Savanne playing field and the acquiring of land for the much needed community center? Most of our youths from the village are now on drugs. How is that going to be addressed?

      • Sout Man
        October 11, 2011

        Bellevue Chopin and Pichelin are part of the Petit Savanne constituency. So that part of smooth road is his also. The next half will soon come. Labour Party controls 18 seats out of 21 so it’s hard not to find a bad road in a Labour controlled constituency.

      • ?????
        October 11, 2011

        This Parl rep is just a total waste of time.. Any ordinary school child would do a better job. BUT WHERE IS HE NAH!

  64. Satelite
    October 11, 2011

    Put it to him Mr. Prime Minister, he should know that, yeah!

  65. TOUPOU HILL
    October 11, 2011

    THATS YOUR TACTICS MR PM HOLD A MAN’S BALLS THEN SAY HE CRY OUT, WHAT A DAMN SHAME , HECTOR ABANDONED SALISBURY, THEN IT REFLECTS VERY BAD ON YOU , OR ARE YOUR EYES ONLY FALLING ON THE PLACES WHO VOTED YOU IN ?, MR PM SHAME ON YOU WHAT A VERY LOW BLOW.

    • Mr Sout City
      October 11, 2011

      Can you please explain this post…Because from where I am sitting it makes no sense.

      • MISS ROSEAU
        October 11, 2011

        you won’t get it because your brain is where you sit , stand up and read it again see if your bloody RED eyes can see better chupes, mr sout city can you read?

  66. Waste
    October 11, 2011

    Hector John needs to understand that he has to go to Parliament to make representation for his constituency. And let me educate you Hector – you cannot send questions to Parliament expect it to be answered in your absense. The House rule is thaty ou MUST be PRESENT in Parliament to have your questions read and answered. And you still waiting by your transistor radio for a response?

    • SANCTUS
      October 11, 2011

      PREACH IT WHOEVER U R. ALL HE DO IS RUN HIS MOUTH AND HAVE NO SHAME. GO HEAD SPAGGS STOP TALKING UR S*** AND START TALKING FOR THE GOOD OF UR PEOPLE. AND FOR THOSE OF U WHO WANTS TO BLAME SKERRIT FOR HECTOR’S DEMISE THINK AAGIN . GO EDUCATE HECTOR AND ASK HIM TO SIT HIS IN PALIAMENT AND WORK FOR HIS PALREP SALARY S

  67. Anonymous
    October 11, 2011

    Put it to him Mr Prime Minister, he should know that, yeah.

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