“I have no fear for Salisbury” – Ron Green

Ron Green

United Workers Party (UWP) Leader Ron Green has categorically stated that he has no doubt that Hector John will win the Salisbury constituency at the July 9 bi-elections.

“I am not afraid; I have no fear for Salisbury. I have seen the courage, I have seen the hard work … I have seen all the qualities of Salisbury that make it the heart and soul of the United Workers Party,” Green told a cheering crowd at a public meeting in Salisbury.

John triumphed over Dominica Labour Party’s Bentley Royer and Dominica Freedom Party’s Nettisha Walsh in Salisbury, Morne Rachette and Coulibistrie at December 18 General Elections, making him an elected member of Parliament. However, the UWP decided to boycott three consecutive sittings of Parliament without excuse. Thus House Speaker Alix Boyd-Knight declared the winning UWP seats of Edison James and John vacant, causing the announcement of a bi-election by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

While UWP’s representative for the Roseau Central Constituency, Norris Prevost boycotted the Parliament twice, he went to take his Oath of Allegiance on the third occasion.

Green told the constituents of Salisbury that they should have no fears, quickly advising them not to be complacent.

“On the 9th of July you have an opportunity as the people of Salisbury, as the people of La Savanne to move one step further. There was First Communion on the 18th of December and on the 9th of July is Confirmation to confirm Hector “Spags” John is the parliamentary representative of Salisbury.

“Let us not be complacent, let us not say we win already; let us make it clear that we come to confirm brother Hector “Spags” John,” Green noted.

He described July 9 as a special day, adding that all of us should understand that we are at a special moment in Dominica’s history.

He encouraged the constituency’s electorate to send a message to the Dominican leader about their dissatisfaction with rise in crime, lack of employment, decline in agriculture industry and the poor quality of education.

“That moment is when you’ll make a clear, clear signal that this movement towards a dictatorship is not in our favour. This tendency that we see towards a one-party state, this habit of secrecy, and this habit of greed that is being manifested by the state led Labour Party is not for us,” Green stated.

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29 Comments

  1. LMAO
    July 6, 2010

    These guys were (hired) elected to do a job; a job they refused to do!!! They could have done all their investigating into DLP curruption while PROPERLY REPRESENTING the people who voted them into office!! There was no point in that boycot; nothing was accomplished except that the dominican economy having to spend a whole mess of money on an un-necessary bi-elections. And now THE SAME PEOPLE want to be re-elected (hired) AGAIN for a job THEY REFUSED TO DO THE FIRST TIME!!… One of the MAIN reasons why ALL of d/ca’s politicians behave the way they do is because DOMINICANS ALLOW IT!!! if the people of Salisbury and Marigot want to send any kind of message, and the don’t want DLP, then AS A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE, they should vote DFP!! UWP needs to understand that their politiking neds a lot of improvement!!!!!!!

  2. July 4, 2010

    HAVE NO FEAR RON GOD IS ON OUR SIDE AND FOR ALL THOSE LABOURITE FOOLS WITH NO BRAINS DONT GO CRYNG WEN ALL U START SEEING DOMINICA GOING DOWN D DRAIN WE HAVE NO FEAR FOR SALISBURY.

  3. yah
    July 4, 2010

    @L . A. Man: hello am a woman and one thing i depending on is my pocket salisbury people working hard for their money we dont wait for scraps so get it right

  4. yah
    July 4, 2010

    @HELLO BABY: he was the one who used “ron” in that way so i continued

  5. HELLO BABY
    July 4, 2010

    @salisburian: darling the word is “run”

  6. L . A. Man
    July 4, 2010

    @yah: GOOD FOR YOU.PRAISE GOD YOU GOT NO ISSUES.
    MY ISSUE IS,MAN LIKE YOU THAT GO ABOUT BLA.BLAING,DOING NOTHING AND BLAMING OTHERS FOR YOUR PROBLEM…ENGAGE IN SOMETHING MEANINGFUL AND STOP DEPENDING ON OTHERS FOR SURVIVAL….PARASITE.

  7. Sout Man
    July 3, 2010

    After 400 years of extermination of the Arawaks, the ruthless slaughter of the Caribs, the enslavement of African Negroes and colonialism, the intelligent folks from Roseau and the DFP, in particular, struggled to deny Dominica its political independence. The “stupid” folks from Grand Bay and Portsmouth were unwavering in their support for independence. We are now masters of our own destiny.

    Having said that, I will admit that we are a third world country that is still economically dependent on foreign aid. Our colonial masters had no interest in helping us to be self -reliant. Since independence,we have had 15 years of Freedom Party administration, 5 years of UWP and about 12 years of Labour. Development has been slow, no doubt. But which constituency that voted for the DFP’s 15 years and the UWP’s 5 years is better off than Grand Bay?

    Before being a DLP stronghold, Grand Bay voted for the DFP for 20 years – two terms before independence ( Hon. Stanley Fadelle and Hon. Avon Casimir) and two terms after independence (Hon. Judiana Henderson ). Soufriere voted Hon. Anthony Moise of the DFP for over 20 years. Is Soufriere more developed than Grand Bay after 15 years of DFP government? Other examples can be given but I hope concerned Dominican gets the point. Our development, or lack there-of, goes beyond petty party politics. We are part of a hostile global economy and that’s another topic.

    I will also briefly state that Grand Bay has the largest primary school in D/A; a good secondary school, police and fire stations, reasonable hospital, network of farm roads, large community center, housing scheme, potable water system, the best rural playing field, an agricultural station and meaningful land reform; all of which were initiated by the DLP. Do you want to compare? We are by no means satisfied. Dominica, on a whole needs a lot more. We know that; but don’t call us stupid when the rest of Dominica is worse.

  8. yah
    July 3, 2010

    @Rushayna: welll said salisbury people know what they talking about eh

  9. yah
    July 3, 2010

    @L . A. Man: lol my boy u must be having some issues trust me i can tell bye the way u getting on alass poor thinggg lord help them

  10. L . A. Man
    July 3, 2010

    @salisburian: You full of s,.t. Try to remember who they hold first.
    Up till now he still running like a fugitive…Lets hope your Protector protects him and you…
    18 to 3…Skerrit dont need you,thats why you so blueeeeeee…Hope you dont come crying and begging..a**hole.

  11. July 3, 2010

    @L . A. Man: good rhyming

  12. Rushayna
    July 3, 2010

    I really don’t know what is wrong with Dominicans these days. Are they not seeing the way the country is being run? Don’t they know the difference between right and wrong? Are they blind? The Prime Minister is just wasting Money on this stupid bi-elections.

    Doesn’t he knows that Marigot and Salisbury can never be for him? What is he trying to prove? So many people they have promised a lot of things and have they delivered? I heard a gentle man saying ” vote for labour in the July 9th bi-elections or we will suffer”. We are already suffering so what is he really speaking about? We need change, proper representation and it’s time we get it. The people of Marigot have not received nothing substantial from this Government so why should we waste our time?

    There are so many unemployed people in the Community of Marigot….what is the P.M doing? It is only the GREEDY and LAZY people in the community of Marigot will vote for Labour….. because they like things on a silver platter….they won’t get off of their behind and go find work to do.

    Marigot and Salisbury have never been a Labour Constituency and they never will…..So tell all those wicked people that call themselves Labour rites to open their eyes and see that the country is going down the drain with all their communism ways.

    I think that this is the new and improve trend that the P.M and the parliamentary representatives are setting : Communism

  13. salisburian
    July 3, 2010

    @L . A. Man: is allu that have to ron because salisbury people doh need skerrit is allu that need him so when his day come and they hold him i will hear about you’ll in time to come

  14. concern dominican
    July 3, 2010

    u dominicans are so stupid for all the years labour party have strong hold in portsmouth and grandbay what they realy done to make those places better.You all are sleeping pleas wake up it is 2010.trus me dominicans are funny set of people living on earth.

  15. Anonymous
    July 3, 2010

    I would prefer the UWP win both seats because if the DLP win by any chance, we going to hear the same old story again: plane loads of people were brought from the USA and elsewhere to vote; these people were escorted right from the tarmac to the polling stations without even going through immigration; the majority of the voters were bribed and so on and so on. I just really cannot deal with that again.

    Oh by the way, no Venezuelan warships this time around? LMAO

  16. SeanV baker
    July 3, 2010

    Hey,hey,hey!
    I am no DLP,DFP nor UWP fan( same shit different abbreviations) anyway the point to be made here goes as follows: Prior to the World Cup Brazil & Argentina were the favorites to win .Where are they now?? They too ,had no fear as they are considered the Heart & Souls of soccer. Let’s say they said: “we are not afraid of no man/team”
    I’d love to see the biblical John & James win again to keep the newly mixed DLP hybrid in check.However if we are to go by the soccer analogy look like UWP could well go the Argentine & Brazil way. There should have been a third or even fourth group even an independent pulling it out would have been even greater than a 4-0 phenonmenon. Strange things do happen and are always happening. Just a pity it DLP vs their nemesis UWP. 2010 Summer is looking exciting isn’t it?
    It’s the season of door die not only for the UWP but even for DA if the infiltrated( an sequestrated ) DLP wins two(2) more seats. Alix, Sr.Counsel the other Lawyer who flanked Skerrit during the swearing ceremonies in December 09 and the other saprophites will have a carnival in July.

  17. David Kolster
    July 3, 2010

    Mr.ron green’s address to the people of Bawi is most interesting:” 07-09-2010 will be Spags’s confirmation as 12-18-10 was his 1 st communion.” I thought it was his baptism”batem”.It’s interesting to hear the former Cafeteria Commie using religious metaphor.
    This is though, frequently practiced in politics to win the hearts ,minds and transition phase of the vulnerable, religious etc. We have the youth from VC the P.M so to speak using the mantra god is good everytime and all the time good is good while he pokes D/cans in the eyes and grab all the earthly goodies.Ugg goes to mass every saturday evening and never misses a funeral. Eddie use to be( not sure if he still is a lay preacher in the methodist church.(Man have testicular fortitude eh!) I can recall even more interesting times when UWP was on stage and incharge a former President of DA a UWP-ite addressed the congregation and stated( foolishly at that) ” The men in the church are doing good, WE have the P.M we have UGG” no he did not say that he said the hon. minister of what ever he was inthe UWP admin then. but referring to UGG.That did not go down good with the Methodist DFP-ites. Now we see these DFPites methodists are now with neo DLP. You know your selves.
    Ron now tells us he has no doubt on one hand that Bawi is the heart and soul of the UWP but then has the good sense to say let not take anything for granted as he recollected 2000 when they awaited the sun to rise in the east(his adopted home region,(also mines-not adopted) with containers of marinated chicken. I still wonder 10 years later whatever became of all that chicken)
    Now all eyes are set on Bawi, I am of the opinion that Marigot is more the heart & soul of the UWP. let’s see what Chinese and Venezuelan monies$$$$ building materials chicken and a Blockorama on the eve of 07-09-10 will do to the heart and soul of the UWP. A fomer “poto” DFP-ite Bently ‘Tolo’ Royer has converted to Skerritism as Catholic to Jehova Witness will come out strong that night 07-08-10.
    The morning of 07-10-10 D/cans once again will have the same old and new issues to deal with as more shit continues and we continue to become secondclass citizens in our own land.This is the 21st century folks and we still don’t get it. Drug Lords external and internally determine our future as we fight amongst ourselves. I seeking a few intransigent women and men to halt this mess.

  18. Power to the People
    July 2, 2010

    Ron, get a life. I thought Bawi was UWP stronghold. What you scared about. Labour have 18 and thats enough. We just proving to Workers that Labour is in charge now. So stop the crying.

  19. L . A. Man
    July 2, 2010

    @salisburian:Labour dont need those two seats. YOU all(UWP)ALREAY HAD THEM. HOPE WHEN YOU ALL GET THEM AGAIN YOU ALL WILL ABIDE WITH THE CONSTITUTION AND STOP YOU ALL IGNORANCE AND SHOW DOMINICANS YOU ALL ARE INTERESTED IN MOVING THE COUNTRY FORWARD. RESPECT THE PEOPLE WHO ELECTED YOU. EDISON AND JOHN…TWO BLIND MICE…WE’LL C HOW THEY “RON”

  20. salisburian
    July 2, 2010

    ron u know it labour can never win in salisbury never we blueeeeeeeeeeee

  21. What will they not say...
    July 2, 2010

    I am tired of this foolishness. Politicians are saying any and everything to uplift themselves, things that are making no sense!

    “Confirmation”? In the Catholic faith, we confirm the receipt of the Holy Spirit at our baptism… not our first communion… you still did not get it right, like you have not gotten many things right. If other Salisbury villagers want to vote you all in again to do nothing right that’s just sad.

    Right now I wish all the Politicians will just be quiet. It’s really getting annoying.

  22. July 2, 2010

    A man who was defeated by the pepperman fear and square want to tell another who was fired for not attending work how to get back his job..sac wayyyyy gassssss.

  23. Oakinsheild
    July 2, 2010

    Ron we the people of Dominica see more than you give us credit for. We see the problems in Dominica, and we want them fixed. We also see old men standing on podiums screaming the same old nonsense.

    Why can you not see what we want. We want a plan laid out for the people and our nations future. We want to know that our childrens lives will be better. When you stop the screaming and start the talking, our ears will here, you and our eyes will see your plan. Till then you will keep slipping down the rabbit hole.

  24. L . A. Man
    July 2, 2010

    RON,..WHEN YOU TALK OF DICTATORSSHIP IS NOT IN OUR FAVOR, YOU MUST BEAR IN MIND TOO, THAT COMMUNISNSHIP AND TERRORISMSHIP WE WILL NOT NOT ACCEPT EITHER!
    FOOD FOR THOUGHT,..RON….

  25. July 2, 2010

    The same fear you did not have for Laplaine loser.

  26. Seriously
    July 2, 2010

    @Not alone: I feel your pain!

  27. L . A. Man
    July 2, 2010

    RON, GET A LIFE..IF D/A IS A ONE PARTY STATE, YOU AND YOUR PARTY MADE IT THAT WAY,
    BY THE WAY, BE MORE EXPLECIT, DEFINE WHAT IS A ONE PARTY STATE.
    THOSE ARE THE TECHENICS AND FACE VALUE WORDS YOU USE TO THOSE YOU HAVE BRAINED WASHED IN LA PLAINE LEAVING US TO BE SO DIVIDED.
    RON YOU ARE A TROUBLE MAKER. IF YOU WANT TO SEE D/A PROPER ACT DIFFERENTLY.
    STOP ENCOURAGING DIVISION AMONGST DOMINICANS.
    RON, YOU ARE NO LEADER BUT JUST A PUPPET AFTER REFUSE BY OTHER IN THE UWP.
    ………….. UWPIAN.

  28. Anti-hate
    July 2, 2010

    I wonder if Ron Green had ‘no fear’ for Laplaine as well lol

    If you can’t win over the peeps in your constituency how did you expect to win over a country?

  29. Not alone
    July 2, 2010

    UWP?? I dont know who you all have been speaking to in Salisbury, but there are many, many people in the village who are just plain old tired of being made martyrs. Why??? All i hear from BOTH parties are excuses!! No one has done CONCRETE work in the community for over 12 years!! In the mean time.. the community infrastructure, and social life has been deteriorating.

    UWP.. stop putting your party agendas ahead of the people in the constituency. Your boycott was not thoroughly thought out! You should have addressed these issues BEFORE the general election instead of costing the island tens of thousand of dollars in bye elections!

    Asking labourites in the community to vote for you since the govt would remain Labour is PATHETIC!!

    I heard the PM on the radio talking about how he gave the Morne Rachete and Salisbury Development Committee $ 200,000 for a resource center. That organisation does not exist. Perhaps he meant to say Morne Rachete Development Committee!! He was hard pressed to find something to say re government initiates in the constituency. The people in this constituency also PAY OUR TAXES!! What, you need someone to tell you that roads need to be fixed?? That a school needs to be renovated after a hurricane?? Please!

    Politicians… please. Nuff a dat crap! Present a plan. A concrete one, and me, and several others i have spoken to will take you seriously. Poor SEC is trying.. but they can only do so much. We need representation, and a government that will LISTEN!

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