Ian Douglas blasts Lennox Linton on gov’t social services

Ian Douglas
Ian Douglas

Member of parliament for Portsmouth, Ian Douglas, has blasted leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) Lennox Linton who has criticized some of the government’s social programs.

Speaking on Q95 earlier this week Linton said the programs are delivered on a political basis while describing the “Housing Revolution” and the “Yes We Care” program as ‘propaganda’ which leaves “hundreds and hundreds of people without the assistance that they need and they deserve.”

“Why, because the government has decided it will not deliver these benefits and these social services based on need, it will deliver them purely on a political agenda that ends up favouring the greedy as opposed to the needy,” Linton said.

But Douglas would hear none of it, describing Linton’s statements as ‘unfortunate,’ and suggesting that those who have benefited from the program should condemn Linton’s proclamation.

“It is very unfortunate that we have a political party seeking political office making those kinds of statement,” Douglas told Kairi FM. “It just tells you of the psyche and the psychology of these people and their intentions when they get to office…”

According to Douglas, there are needy Dominicans “from Capuchin to Cashakou” who have been living in miserable conditions and are getting assistance from the government.

He stated that many have been abandoned by their families in their twilight years “and the government has come in and has really ameliorated the conditions of these persons…”

He noted that under the Yes We Care program, “young persons go in and cook for these people and clean their houses, make sure that they are well taken care of and they can live out their elderly (years) in comfort…”

Douglas said it appears the UWP will scrap all social programs put in place by the Dominica Labour Party, if it ever comes to power. “They will abandon the less fortunate and they will scrap all of the social programs as implemented throughout the years….all of the social programs, in health care, in education and all of the other programs will be scrapped. This is what this statement is telling me,” he noted.

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153 Comments

  1. what is this?
    December 13, 2013

    you see ian start talking. soon is singing.

  2. now i start
    December 13, 2013

    I agree with Linton. There are so many labourites( I say labourites because they are the only ones that are receiving) who are receiving over and over again..never refusing or saying, ‘there is my neighbor give it to him instead. he needs it more than me’. ALL they do is grab, grab, grab! greedy people! pig!

  3. what is this?
    December 13, 2013

    Ian stop taking the Dominican people for fools.
    the other i was listening to the next level program.the two men talk to each other for hours and at the end take about five calls.
    this labour party refuse to have a meaningful engagement with the people. they rather just give maypwee and try to manipulate poor people.

  4. Boys vs Men
    December 12, 2013

    Ian Douglas history has already recorded you as a brazenly shamelss politician who has done a poor job at elevating himself to any respectable level, one who has misrepresented his people in favor of a leader and party who only use for you is to just sing the party song. Every time they call on you to sing to party song like this it takes my mind to the guys on the streets of Roseau who offer to do pushups for a dollar.

    Come of it Ian you know that Lennox Linton critices the manner in which you guys play politics with the social servives and programmes like the Yes We Care. Truth be told those programmes do not reach a vast number of Dominica who are in dier need of the same.

    You guys can fool some of the people some time but time will tell comrade. It’s only a matter of time. How long, not too long from now.

  5. December 12, 2013

    ian needs rehab :lol:

  6. Francisco Telemaque
    December 12, 2013

    Joe, you are all over the place defending something that is not, that should not be defended.

    For you to say that all the people who gets assistance from the government gets it because they are Dominicans first, is nothing more than a hypercritical statement. Believe you me I like plenty of what this present government has done, however, if I agree with the claims you made I would be more hypocritical than you.

    I would be a liar!

    Support a party if you wish but do not spread propaganda, and make belief we are on level playing field when you know we are not; admit it is all about politics, and the people who benefits are party crones, puppets to the politicians okay, do not pretend man, all of us are not ignorant.

    If you defend and condone a wrong, the offenders of the wrong become complacent, believing they are in the right, and doing the right thing, in the process of doing the wrong that they do; they hurt and cause plenty of pain to the poor and suffering.

    You are personally defensive, and protective; that might be because you are protecting your interest, you are benefiting so you could care less about the poor and needy who are not helped!

    Where is your conscience man?

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Anonymous
      December 12, 2013

      It seem to be taking you a long time to find the opposition supporters (especially UWP) who have been receiving from the Government. This is a bit strange because of the loud bragging they do about taking from but not voting for Labour.

  7. Anonymous
    December 12, 2013

    The UWP had a free text book scheme that was functioning very well. Was that a social programme Ian? Your government because of wickedness scrapped it and stopped sending books to the schools. Instead some ministers are seen loading up their vehicles with books from Jays whilst others like Ian give out vouchers from their homes and are demanding that some women go to beach with him. Don’t know for what maybe Ian can explain.

  8. Malgraysa
    December 12, 2013

    Mr. Douglas, you have to lower yourself like that to show gratitude for Mr. Skerrit putting you back on the ticket?
    Whom are you representing Sir, the people of your constituency or Roosevelt Skerrit? Malgraysa.

  9. Asterix
    December 12, 2013

    My contribution here is not to give my views on government’s social assistance program but merely to express what was written in the related news article the headline of which is totally misleading; in comparison to what I heard (recorded),that is, what was actually said. The headline does absolutely no justice to what was said. The story goes as follows: He claimed that the Yes We Care program and Housing Revolution delivers benefits to some people but “has left hundreds and hundreds of people without the assistance that they need and they deserve”. That is the jist of what Mr. Linton said. He admitted that the program benefits some people but there are those who do not need (those who can afford) the said assistance and who get it none the same, depriving those who are in need, referencing “FAVORING the GREEDY as OPPOSED TO THE NEEDY.” These are the people the favored ones, those who are not in need (those who can afford) that he refers to as greedy. There is no where he referred to the needy as greedy. He went on to give the reason why hundreds of people (the needy) are left without the assistance that they need and I quote the second part fully ” the government has decided it will not deliver these benefits and these social services based on need, it will deliver them purely on a political agenda that ends up favoring the greedy as opposed to the needy,” This is plain English language that anybody without an evil mind will be able to interpret. The government according to him does not deliver the assistance “BASED ON NEED.” I think the ministers, Ian and Gloria and this news article are trying desperately to do damage control for recent outburst and are intentionally and maliciously misrepresenting what Mr. Linton said to the point of contradicting themselves. The people of Dominica are no fools as you make them out to be and will see right through this lame attempt at discrediting Mr. Linton. The owner of this news feed is a former news broadcaster and one who was on his way to priesthood that I have known for some time. I say SHAME for upholding this, I expected better from you or was I expecting too much.

    • Asterix
      December 12, 2013

      Let me make it clear that my reference here to the news feed and the owner of the same is not about DNO but to DA vibes, where this unfortunate piece of propaganda was first written

  10. December 12, 2013

    44.1 min. in this video on Davibes is a person that dont need the help, I grew up together and know that person.
    He was leaving in Salisbury and move to Carib Reserve, but every now and then, he make the trip to Salisbury to drink rum

  11. IAN Wake-up
    December 12, 2013

    Ian come on man, You very well know that ‘Mr. Pasco CARE of the elderly’ in Possie doing better targeted work that reaches the needy in your constituency and the north. Much more efficient than YES WE CARE!!!

  12. Tri-State Beauty
    December 12, 2013

    Oh Ian zip it. You know damn well that isn’t what was said. You all have been abusing the system and giving alms to people who can afford while the poor and needy are neglected,given fake promises and when and if they get anything, you all further humiliate them by having them on tv.

    You Ian is just wicked. T, you will do and say anything. Have several seats.

  13. NicE n NaughtY
    December 12, 2013

    Never knew Ian could talk i thought he was just a singer

  14. rescue 911
    December 11, 2013

    I just don’t see when the pm and his ministers so aggressive.

  15. December 11, 2013

    :oops: in the territory majority of persons getting assistance is person who can help them self’s ex pal getting a house free that’s fair

  16. ()
    December 11, 2013

    But Ian is more qualified than Skerrit, so why is he allowing Skerrit to take him for a PAPPYSHOW SO?
    I AM FEELING SORRY FOR MISTER MAN.

    • FAST N FURIOUS
      December 12, 2013

      What about Lennox and the rest of the team he leading?

  17. 4CARS
    December 11, 2013

    I honestly think that Mr. Linton only wanted to form a rhyme such as: “Needy with Greedy” without deliberately referring to the people as being “greedy.” Douglas is only jumping the fence at the lowest point.

  18. December 11, 2013

    do u all know that his family say he needs to go to rehab for treatment ian u need a break please take care of your self before it leaves u . donot let skirret fool u

  19. Anonymous
    December 11, 2013

    Linton is correct because I know of a case where a man got a house under the housing revolution and he is renting it out to someone else. That man has his big house already so he is definitely the ‘Greedy’. The money for that house was donated by the Venezuelian Government and should be given to the ‘Needy’.

    • Anonymous
      December 12, 2013

      If it is the truth it is safe to name the man here. After all he would be a fool to think of suing you. So tell us.

  20. artfield
    December 11, 2013

    lose some weight Douglas

  21. alah
    December 11, 2013

    dem fellas dere is some half half half unemployed bastards who just loitering and working in car rental and representing rum shop man.they poor and want to ask where i getting money from? is not all u damn business. Go to Hell. go to hell.this country is to free

    sincerely
    Your PM

  22. alah
    December 11, 2013

    Alah i feeling sorry for Ian wee.i mean he is a nice person and skeritt just have de man like a papishow.I sure is skerrit who tell Ian to say that

  23. My take
    December 11, 2013

    I, for one, know of a case in the Roseau South constituency where the folks need more than “Yes we care.” The parl Rep. has visited the location and has seen with his very own eyes the living conditions of that lady and her son. The roof is caving on on them. The lady is not well, neither is her son. If family and friends do not give them a meal that too would be lacking as the lady is unable to work due to her mental condition.

    This can be held as one of the examples of what Mr. Linton refers to when he says those who are really in need do not get the help that they justly deserve.

    Where is the social worker, where is “Yes we care?” Father help us all.

    • ?????????????
      December 11, 2013

      You know of one case, but I know of several.THAT’S WHY I LOVE LENNOX. HE SPEAKS THE TRUTH.

  24. Proud Citizen
    December 11, 2013

    It’s amazing how is only one person he can blast for statements on radio, skerrit make so already but is lips sealed…Smh

  25. %
    December 11, 2013

    Ian stop being a puppet. That’s why as soon as you go and drink a glass of water, Skerrit is already bad talking you. He knows that you are a puppet.
    Linton’s statement is spot on. HE SPEAKS TRUTH TO POWER!

  26. mohamed
    December 11, 2013

    U must be a real idiot to tink lenox or anybody can give 138 new jobs a month for d next 5 yrs..praise god uwp can never own

    • Malgraysa
      December 12, 2013

      Mohamed, go back and check what Mr. Linton said:” 5000 jobs in the first three years”, should his party come into power. Nothing like what you insinuate. Stick to the facts and you will not be troubled by your memory.

  27. Patriot # 3
    December 11, 2013

    Ian is the last person who should be talking about anything, as far as government’s policies are concerned. The people of George Town are the ones who took him out from political life support when Skerrit was going to pull the plug on him – So Ian please go do what you do best , GO SING A SONG OF SIX PENCE. Only labourites like MAMMY who will believe this propaganda that, the UWP will scrap these government social services. The fact is, Skerrit has used and abused this program purely to buy political votes and that cannot be challenged. These programs are executed from Skerrit’s office as opposed to being managed by the Welfare Division and they are NOT available to all Dominicans – that too is a FACT!!! But guess what, these are the same politically mismanaged and partisan programs which have brought Venezuela from better days to beggar days – CHANGE IS A MUST , NOT AN OPTION!!

    • cheakthem
      December 11, 2013

      I agree that change is a must, and do you know what that change is bro I’ll tell you. It’s your mentality, your hatred, your blindness, your jealousy and I can go on and on…… Cheak yourself bro.

  28. Ashamed
    December 11, 2013

    Ian Douglas. I am your constituent. My mother has been housebound for the past 5 years. Have you ever visited her? When was the last time you visited your sick constituents? Pardna, your days are numbered and you had better get with the program. I hope you are making plans to reopen your law practice.

  29. T
    December 11, 2013

    Stuppesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss. Man go try to help the country.

  30. independent thinker
    December 11, 2013

    Well it is time for u labourites to stop crying because you all are going out from your comfortable high chair we know you all and before it is too late repent and be baptized with U W P .

    • cheakthem
      December 11, 2013

      Do you know what uwp means. didn’t you understand the meaning since 2000 bro. The only reason is because you have to understanding. It means Unable to work properly bro. So tell me are you going to repent and join labor? I think you better do. wise guy

  31. ^
    December 11, 2013

    IAN STOP talking crap, a big man like you. Go tell Skerrit stop impoverishing the country.

  32. Jacky Chan
    December 11, 2013

    Ian said “when they get in office”. Somebody wake this dude up. Is that what they want him to say or should he just stick with singing we shall not be moved

    • ________________
      December 11, 2013

      @Jacky Chan I think the last time he refused to sing it you know. But does he have shame at all?

  33. RastarMarn
    December 11, 2013

    Ian Boi Start focusing on doing some private Attorney Stuff yeah and stop trying to be the mouthpiece for mista-dem,,,

    Enough is enough garçon the damage is already done and allyou cannot fix it neither you nor Skerrow or any of dem misfits in allyou cabal,,,

    Allyou failed, now it’s time to make some serious changes in the administrative personnel which represents the inhabitants on Dominica,,,

    Focus and doing some good Lawyer work yeh MyBoi!!!

  34. shaka zulu
    December 11, 2013

    Yes ian the UWP will and should scrap some of these social programs as it gets the country’s economy growing and people working to provide for themselves. So more people can move from washing cars to selling then. I hope the UWP goal is to make people less dependent more independent and thereby getting rid of some of the social programs. It will be a sign of progress

    • Antilles Cement
      December 11, 2013

      I think this is the same thing the republicans are telling Obama

  35. intoxi
    December 11, 2013

    Have you notice that every time Ian speaks he say things that seem not in line with what we the people are seeing on the ground , and the comments are at an alarming rate against him… I think People have finally seen Ian for who he is( A failure as an MP)and no one seems to take him seriously these days . If he is smart he should see there is a shift in the way the people resonate to his ideas and he should do the honorable thing and resign as an MP before he humiliate himself further in the polls. I for one will not vote him next time around and that’s for sure

  36. Anonymous
    December 11, 2013

    Get loss Ian, the amount of poverty that Inside Possie you still have the Guts to come and talk.

  37. Grand Bay Girl
    December 11, 2013

    It is Ironic that the pope was named the “Person
    of the Year” because of his love /attitude for the poor .Every country offers social services to those in need. It does not necessarily means that some of these people are lazy or greedy .People fall on hard times and they need help. But the UWP
    thinks it lower class who needs the helpa and they
    call it Red Clinic. Then I want to hear what will
    UWP do for the elderly people who are in need of
    that help. I think we need to hear more policies
    It would serve us all better

    • December 11, 2013

      I swear you guys are not understanding what Linton said. Jeez… how difficult can the English language be to interpret what one is actually insinuating. Allowing Ian nit pick and expound on a twisted fragment of what Linton said only goes to show how easily manipulated you all can be. Even my 10 year old sister is saying, ” this is not what the other article is sayin.” SMH I know we smarter that this!

    • Papa Dom
      December 11, 2013

      And what are the policies behind the “social programmes” which skerritt runs at present? Notice I said skerritt and not the government.

    • independent thinker
      December 11, 2013

      The u w p has said over and over again that social programmes should be handled by the welfare division people who are trained to do the job and not politicians; Lincton is right for i know people who was on the yes programme and who was removed from it because they are not labourites, Ian should take a good look at himself in the mirror re visit his political status assess his future before he makes any political statement, for he is not sure where he is, then if he is not sure where he is politically, how can we be sure with him, time up pack up and let workers lead the way.

    • yep
      December 12, 2013

      grand bay girl the first thing any responsible government must do is give ple work to do so they can take care of their own family, parents, grand parents etc.then went that is up an running you then have a clear assessment of who really need these. helping people is already a government function it must have a department to deal with this things not the prime minister chair its shameful… a government does not deserve any votes for a yes we care program but for job creation ok ma dear.empower your ple and the country will progress.. what we see ministers and close supporters are empowered while the masses remain poor and getting poorer.

  38. 4u2c
    December 11, 2013

    Ian , u seems brain washed or just blatantly dumb. So lets do things this way, show us your record as a lawyer how well you understand English language:
    1.You have been a lawyer for quite a few years now tell the people how many cases you have won?
    2.How many you have lost and on what grounds?
    3.How many years you practicing?

    Just show us your statistics on your cases, you can get it from High Court records. From here we will be able to assess you and your foolish talk.

    Fool me once shame on you!
    Fool me twice shame on me!
    Never again IAN!!

  39. DLPdonkey
    December 11, 2013

    ian stop braying, u not a donkey u is a doorglass :lol: :lol: :lol:

  40. pc
    December 11, 2013

    Don’t you worry yourself Mr. Douglas. An to my pm keep up the good work.you see those elderly people an all who benefiting from these programs Mr.Douglas an my pm.they will pray hard to keep uwp out of office because the programs has help.and that is to show us dominicans how low these men will go to be in power.these men are sick.

  41. love
    December 11, 2013

    its really tru wat lennox is sayin…its happen in my village everyday..there is people that really needs the help and they dont help them but they there giving the help to people that is livin very confortable…ian boy all u fellers really doh easy eh..trust me boy.. 8-O 8-O 8-O

    • Red Hot
      December 11, 2013

      What village is that. Do you know the persons status personally, or you assume by the way they look or dress. A lot of us have to repent wee because we judge so much but what our eyes see and we don’t have the facts at all.

      • Malgraysa
        December 11, 2013

        In that case Red Hot maybe you can explain on what bais the LPO’s were handed out in person? Were they based on careful assessment of every beneficiary’s needs and circumstances or was it simply a a crude exercise for gaining votes?
        And please, you will be good enough to be specific!

  42. St. Joe Massive
    December 11, 2013

    PUPPET!! has a voice? Ian garcon ou ni cher!

  43. FRENZ
    December 11, 2013

    Da Vibes just brought back the article and made the corrections – what a bunch of people. Oh my god – unbelievable. You know they misrepresented the facts in Paragraph one – grossly so yet in other paragraphs they were hammering away contradicting the point they made in paragraph one.

    A sign of a people so desperate and would do or say anything to fool the people of Dominica

  44. anonymous
    December 11, 2013

    “It is very unfortunate that we have a political party seeking political office making those kinds of statement,” Douglas told Kairi FM. “It just tells you of the psyche and the psychology of these people and their intentions when they get to office…

    Has he heard his PM lately? Maybe not.

  45. FRENZ
    December 11, 2013

    Let me notify all that Da Vibes ran an article about Toulon not running again and the writer was blatantly dishonest – I wrote a comment pointing out the dishonesty and the intension to deceive and right after that they pulled out the article.

    How diabolic these people are – it is unbelievable. Instead of posting my comment they removed the article instead because I pointed out the various locations in the article where they contradicted themselves. Simple facts that they cannot stick with but instead they prefer distort and create illusions.

    What is sad and scary – this malicious deception is coming from a system that is suppose to be controlled by a former priest.

  46. Jbaptiste
    December 11, 2013

    “They will abandon the less fortunate and they will scrap all of the social programs as implemented throughout the years….”This is what this statement is telling me” Well Mr.Douglas, if that’s what you understand by the statement then you really not that smart.Stop misrepresenting what Master Linton have said.You know well what he meant.Imagine a man like that in Govt,well there is hope for all.The man has been a lawyer for years but has never been in private practice but by dumb luck inherited a constituency from his father and uncle..Come on Sing boy We shall not be moved. D..A..

  47. Shava
    December 11, 2013

    Everyone including those who intend to deceive please go to Inside Porssie or even on You Tube and listen and see the people who were complaining. Now note that some these people who were /are lamenting did in fact mention that there were a number of people who were not qualified for assistance yet soe of them received labor Party assistance ( note I said Labor Party assistance.)
    Those who would like to distort the facts can easily find the evidence and Ian should be the last person talking cause he was called out by the needy people on the Inside Porssie documents.

    I commend Lennox and his team for not video using video recording to potrait the plight of the needy and I do hope they never do so as to stoop to the level of GIS and the Labor Party deceivers to use poor people as a pawn. Fortunately the person who documented the plight of the needy people in Porssie did not do so for partisan politics – I do hope so.

    So my dear reasonable people go to the you tube clips or just simply visit Inside Porssie – what you will see in Porssie is representative of the entire country and mark you Porssie is the anchor of the Labor Party much less for the needy in Salisbury, Marigot, and any other location where the people are not in favor of the Labor Party..

  48. Observer
    December 11, 2013

    While I think Lennox should not make such a broad statement, we know that he was not referring to the needy as greedy. And while I believe that most Dominicans are needy, I also believe that there are a few greedy elderly people in Dominica – I have seen elderly fight over land, wanting to take everything for themselves and their children.

  49. grell
    December 11, 2013

    Ian you know its true if your not labour you get nothing,you guys are the worst,government should be for all.

    • December 11, 2013

      When Euginia Charles was in power tell what she did for Portsmouth because possie don’t vote for freedom possie get nothing

  50. lladro
    December 11, 2013

    I am GLAD this is there for all to see. because some people already have it all over their FB page saying Lennox is referring to the elderly people as greedy.
    Twisting everything the man say.
    A select few don’t take time to read,but just twist and turn.

  51. Peeping Tom
    December 11, 2013

    And this, coming from a man who wants to lead these same “greedy “ labourites who now enjoy a higher quality of life, albeit a basic one, because of a DLP government initiative!

    I took much time to listen and analyze Mr. Linton’s remarks because I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt. Usually, we human get our words twisted. Politicians, especially when speaking under some measure of pressure, are also very prone to saying things that they did not mean. So, I listened and I waited for clarification. The clarification did not come. So, I concluded that Mr. Linton really does believe that the majority of persons who have received public housing or who are part of the Yes We Care are simply “greedy” unworthy souls.

    His observation is most disgusting because it mocks the elderly and bed-ridden and arrogantly and mischievously dismisses the genuine suffering of some people as a farce. How then can Mr. Linton now turn around and face these same people and ask for their vote when he is most unsympathetic and disdainful of their situation? What manner of a public leader openly scorns the less fortunate in such a flippant manner? If in spite of his island tour, this is the best that he has to offer the homeless, elderly, and physically challenged persons, how can we trust him to make decisions that will improve the plight of these persons IF he ever becomes PM?

    I have always said that even in opposition, the UWPwee has failed Dominicans. Mr. Linton’s latest gaffe is testament to this. More so, this underlines his inexperience and his unpreparedness for taking decisions that actually benefit those who matter most.

    I await to hear the public position of the DADP, the association speaking on behalf of the elderly, and especially, that dread-locked caller to Q95 who works at the port and has the two boys with special challenges.

    • Nac Vibes
      December 11, 2013

      You already caught in the web you spin, we can tell, you tried hard in the past to sound like a man of reason but now the pressure is on, your malice is uncovered. Looks like those worthless lazy guys got you worried, like a caged animal looking for an escape route. Still you have much to loose, so I understand.

  52. 2cents
    December 11, 2013

    Lennox is the god of dominica , the Obama 08, according to the commenters on this website, I will remain as a none voter cus skerrit is not good, and it haven’t seen better in Lennox, dominica is this sexy long nose girl that Lennox will try his best to impress with promises, gifts ,flowers etc, as soon as he gets in , his true colours will surface, by then this beautiful girl will be filled with regrets wishing she could go back to her x boyfriend skerrit, lol!!!! by that time election will be every ten yrs instead of five, there will be opposition, because labour will vanish away like dfp , nothing don’t work well without competition , so the way dlp is being treated now, could well be that they just vanish for real, now think of what would really happen with uwp in control with no opposition, who knows just maybe Lennox do such a great job that every Dominicans abroad like myself will come back home to live the Dominican dream, Lennox will remain pm until he reach 95 yrs,
    According to the commenters here: skerrit – the devil , Lennox- god, skerrit:- hitler , Lennox – Mandela . On serious note ‘ no government can’t employ everybody, nor can they please every body, we need to agree to disagree, I heard talks of assassination if dlp wins. People don’t turn political issues to personal ones.

  53. hmmmm
    December 11, 2013

    as far as i concern, thats a none issue. I tired hear about housing revolution and the economy still bad. So that program just doesnt make sense as the main thing the government did to bring about a better life.

    • Toomatoe Tomato
      December 11, 2013

      Before you say it does not make sense, ask the people who has received one of those houses.

      Don’t listen to those who wish it were they who could deliver them and instead cry them down.
      Just maybe they would do away with that altogether because they would be unable to deliver.

  54. Anonymous
    December 11, 2013

    Don’t worry the poor people of this country are listening and will deal with these guys at the polls AGAIN!!!!!!

  55. Antilles Cement
    December 11, 2013

    Lennox said that the Government did not give to the needy and because of politics chose instead to give to the greedy as opposed to the needy. Any political leader making a blanket statement like this without thinking of the impact this would have on the many poor, destitute, disabled and sick Dominicans which includes the elderly, single mothers, fathers and children is not fit to ask for the privilege to govern any country on earth. This man is like Amin. He is heartless, ignorant, callous, larks sympathy and empathy. He should apologies then step aside and return to what he is known for cursing people. This is shameful.

  56. Morihei Ueshiba
    December 11, 2013

    Time portsmouth people put down there foot and vote ian out of office, for too long mista thinking he can win because he is a douglas. :mrgreen:

    • Anonymous
      December 11, 2013

      You definitely do not understand the politics of winning. Labour is going to win the Portsmouth seat again.

    • December 11, 2013

      And who you going to put to represent Portsmouth UWP no sir freedom never win in Portsmouth UWP WILL NOT And CAN NOT WIN in Portsmouth

  57. ummmm
    December 11, 2013

    say blue say red – but the fact remains that the funding for the yes we care programme and the housing revolution is public’s money (hard earned tax dollars). It is not Mr skerrits personal charity and as such should be headed and managed by the ministry responsible for such affairs – Ms Shillingford should be the one talking about this programme – which in effect should be a social benefit programme available for all citizens.. as part of a social structure whereby needy citizens benefit, its a fundamental responsibility that any and all states have to their citizens

    The way Mr Skerrit talks about ‘his brainchild’ is like its a personal service he is providing and he treats it as such – therefore, there will always be favouritism present – thus presenting the opportunity for this initiative to be critised as a political ploy – which is what it is.

    Which is what MR Linton is saying – now you all Dominicans know that for sure, in Dominica its who you know!

  58. madame dominique
    December 11, 2013

    Lennox is a man just desperate for power right now. and would find anything to say just to make the news.

  59. Health Worker
    December 11, 2013

    Mr. Douglas please stop politicking. Mr. Linton is quite right. There are many many elderly persons who need the help from the yes we care program and they don’t get the said help. The GIS program only potrays a few number of persons…what about the others who are left to suffer?

    • Anonymous
      December 12, 2013

      Let me get this. Are you saying that the Government has enough money for the programme to help everybody at the same time and are leaving some people out?

  60. Anonymous
    December 11, 2013

    Mr. Douglas you are so right. Anything to gain political office. The government continues to do a very good job in all areas.

  61. NKRUMAH KWAME
    December 11, 2013

    Ian, once again you are distorting the factual statement made.Mr. Linton said that indeed, there are those who have genuinely benefitted from such interventions BUT it should be done under ths pertinent Ministry, which is that headed by Hon. Gloria Shillingford. What is wrong with such a statement?

    Stop the falsification, PLEASE.

    • Anonymous
      December 11, 2013

      Lennox said that the Government did not give to the needy and because of politics chose instead to give to the greedy as opposed to the needy. Any political leader making a blanket statement like this without thinking of the impact this would have on the many poor, destitute, disabled and sick Dominicans which includes the elderly, single mothers, fathers and children is not fit to ask for the privilege to govern any country on earth. This man is like Amin. He is heartless, ignorant, callous, larks sympathy and empathy. He should apologies then step aside and return to what he is known for cursing people. This is shameful.

    • Peeping Tom
      December 11, 2013

      DNO: “‘Why, because the government has decided it will not deliver these benefits and these social services based on need, it will deliver them purely on a political agenda that ends up favouring the greedy as opposed to the needy,’ Linton said.”

      No amount of spin can spin this one out of the mud in which it finds istelf.

      • Jay
        December 11, 2013

        Nobody is trying to spin this Tom. That is a Skerrit in-house specialty. I happen to believe that Lennox Linton meant what he said, as he invariably does, and I concur with him.

  62. Anonymous
    December 11, 2013

    After being on the ground with the DOMINICAN people on a daily basis for almost a full month… dubbed “coast to coast in 25” do you not believe that these were the sentiments of some needy dominicans from all walks of life or do you believe that this is made up and to be considered anti-government propaganda. Did we not all see the needs of the Dcan people??? A photograph says a million words so I guess the pics we saw must have been edited to fit the claim!!!

    • Anonymous
      December 12, 2013

      You seem to be easily convinced. Remember that was a politician speaking, whether you support him or not.

  63. Malatete
    December 11, 2013

    Ian, did you walk the length and breath of Dominica as Lennox did, to find out for himself, who are the recipients of this aid?

    • Anonymous
      December 11, 2013

      Ian has walked the length and breath of Dominica from since he was child. So when he speaks he knows what he is talking about.

  64. Hurtault
    December 11, 2013

    The “name calling” or insulting of others reflect bad judgment and self-incrimination on our part. We need to pause before we vent out the hate and disrespect for other’s point of view that resides in us. Maybe our Dominican commenters need to pause and reflect before commenting or attacking presenters of different point of view. We all have a right to disagree but not to attack others.

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  65. Next level
    December 11, 2013

    I thought Ian was intelligent because I know of some people who gets benefit from the government and they don’t deserve it but they said to me we shout enough labour power so we are qualified for assistance those who need not getting so Linton is correct with his statement

    • December 11, 2013

      Ian knows what he’s talking about his grand father give to the poor people of possie every you could go by Douglas for your free groceries

  66. Anonymous
    December 11, 2013

    Ian really? Can u hear yourself Ian?UWP will scap
    Social programs,
    Stop this propaganda Ian. You know better. Condemn your
    Leader for all the insults he has been heaping on people like
    Charles and Joshua lawyers like you, that’s what i want to hear you comment on.
    Let’s hear you Ian, stand up for your comrades.

  67. Ben Dover
    December 11, 2013

    I know for a FACT that Linton is telling the truth because I see it with my two coco zyae in my community.

    People who have cars, jobs, working on cruise ships getting houses while people who really need the houses, don’t. Why? Because their nenen not supporting the Labour Party.

    I was shocked when I heard this woman in my area got a house because she already has a house. Plus he have kids in America sending her money, so why can’t the house go to someone who really needs it>

    Why? Because every Labour Party meeting, she that more in front.

    It is the truth and this foolishness need to stop. Is only greedy Labourites that getting assistance.

    I agree with Lennox and I can provide the evidence.

    • Joe
      December 11, 2013

      Ben Dover the lady is paying her loan for the house boy all you does just watch ppl and think all you know everything about the person…

      SMDH

  68. Doc. Love
    December 11, 2013

    Doglass, Please come to the stage and sing the song,” we shall not be moved”. It just tells you the psyche and the psychology of this leader called Manard and his intentions to embarrassment me because I talked the truth as regards how disingenuous he can be. My Dad or Uncle never asked me to sing in public.

  69. FAST N FURIOUS
    December 11, 2013

    So it’s ok when Lennox refers to the elderly and needy as Greedy and you all UWPites support and defend you all god Lennox on that.

    • Toure
      December 11, 2013

      “Moon does run until day ketch it”.

      • Toure
        December 11, 2013

        The Big man say,in all of your getting,get understanding.So do tell what you understand Mr Linto saying?

  70. Anonymous
    December 11, 2013

    Isn’t it rather ironic that so many of the paranoid blue supporters who pollute the political blogs on DNO come out so forcefully against any statement made by the PM yet try their best to defend derogatory, shameful and insulting statements made by their disgruntled and vexatious leader. And you guys really believe the majority or right thinking Dominicans could ever entrust the affairs of this country back into the hands of your party? It just ain’t gonna happen, so dream on folks!!!

    • Hurtault
      December 11, 2013

      The “name calling” or insulting of others reflect bad judgment and self-incrimination on our part. We need to pause before we vent out the hate and disrespect for other’s point of view that resides in us. Maybe our Dominican commenters need to pause and reflect before commenting or attacking presenters of different point of view. We all have a right to disagree but not to attack others.

    • Real Dominican
      December 11, 2013

      You are so foolish.

    • Grand Bay Girl
      December 11, 2013

      Thers is a Big wholahop when Sherrit says something about the UWP but when the UWP says something about Skerrit or his administration it is ok. All the back and forth can be lessened/stopped if we stick with the issues. But
      we need a “coming together moment” and discuss the issues. All the talk shows he say she say is
      not helping. Let us take a “chill pill” and put
      Dominica First.

  71. I think
    December 11, 2013

    “It is very unfortunate that we have a political party seeking political office making those kinds of statement,” Douglas said. “It just tells you of the psyche and the psychology of these people and their intentions when they get to office…”

    NOTE: you too are looking for political office sir. Your victory is NOT set in stone, nor is it necessary I must add.

    Ahh boy Ian. With all the money all you pocketing allu building glass houses for all you selves. Shame. Give a man a fish, feed him once, teach a man to fish, feed him forever. Not only all you giving people fish, all you giving them ole fish that rotting away quick quick. (Houses deteriorating in less than five years? hmm)Give them jobs to build their own houses papa bear. THAT is the answer! smh.

    And how dare you condemn statements like these. The PM and the rest of you go on like hound dogs on a daily basis with gutter politics.

    “Someone told me that it’s happening on the farm… I do believe, I do believe, I do believe it’s true! So do tell me my brother, do tell me my sister, which animal are you??! Show your face and make a sound, which animal are you?! Don’t you know Dominica is THE farmer, She knows what’s right and true! She knows who, she knows YOU, yes she knows all what we do!!!- – – – CALYPSO HOT 2014!! :twisted:

    • haha
      December 11, 2013

      I swear, I am not political. My entire house is red, and my friends are blue, but i find the calypso rocking!!! I want to hear the music on this and another verse. Sounds interesting.

    • FAST N FURIOUS
      December 11, 2013

      DNO is this acceptable?You saw it fit to moderate this comment where this person is addressing Douglas as an animal and even wanting to know the kind of animal he is.

      • Observer
        December 11, 2013

        We are all animals as far as the definition of animal is concerned.

      • i think
        December 11, 2013

        Why are you so defensive on a personal level? it’s a figure it speech AND it does say at the end, “yes, she knows all what WE do”.. the song speaks to all of us. Besides, I am only looking forward to the calypso coming up. hahaha. but besides, wake up! I give workers their blasts too when deserved. on DNO, people voice their opinions. It may seem harsh, unnecessary, idiotic or not in your favour, and seem of them disgusts me too on occasions but that is just the way the cookie crumbles. I honstly would rather see the up liftment of people in my country, by whoever can do it the best (who knows?). But we forget about unity and have this political HOORAH about basic things. My gosh you people, be real, we are a smart people. Beautiful, talented and abundantly blessed. Don’t be feed poison by foreigners and drain your strengths. I cant say what will work, but we all know individually in our hearts where it has to start. And that is with each of us. Then we can think on a National level. Be honest, give deserving and intellectual fishes clean water to swim in. Let birds fly and spread grains to and multiple our value. Let animals be animals, but do it in the right way my animal-brother (whatever animal you are). I may have come off mean in this post but i think i brought my point across. Another one i would like to add. “They say you will know a tree by it’s fruits so you will definitely know a dog by it’s bark!”. So “Dominica” the “farmer” knows who we are. It was just a lil song. my gosh. smh. thanks any ways. Calypso 2014 me say! hahaha I waiting to hear because i know, is offence, defence that going to go on. hahaha. Peace! :lol:

      • i think
        December 11, 2013

        again,. i would like to make a public apology only to Mr. Douglas, if he dare thought that I would called him an animal in a derogative way. To the person who tried to imply that I did, then I simply hope you can take a step back and think of “your self” on a “personal” level before you become political. How many of you have even done so? With or with out a helping hand from politicians we still have to hustle our daily grains. Are we going about it the right way, are satisfied, or are we starving? “What will the farmer feed his animals when vultures have taken all the food away during the night?” smh… It’s more serious than you think my animal-brother, am just using my calypso to try to explain it to myself in the simplest form possible. The government suppose to lead the heard. Ensure things working properly on the farm. That’s all am going to say. And just because i realise i hit a nerve, i going to sing a calypso under all nonsense i see DNO post. It can come from either side. the season is HERE! hahaha

  72. Francisco Telemaque
    December 11, 2013

    “Speaking on Q95 earlier this week Linton said the programs are delivered on a political basis whiles describing the “Housing Revolution.” (Ian Douglas).

    Ian if it is just one time Linton is correct its this time: I will not comment, nor give details on that, however it is true that the recipients of the giveaway houses, and other programs; the people who are recipients are people who have some direct connection to someone of the politicians who wheals a lot of power.

    The Labor Party operatives, are specifically selective when it pertains to whom they help!

    None supporters of the DLP regardless of their situation gets nothing; and even some diehard supporters of the Labor Party are not considered for anything no matter if they are in the lowest category of poverty, I can elaborate but I will not.

    Such people vote are craved, however, after the election the people who stood in their poor yard begging for their votes forget them until it is time for election again. It a fact I can name plenty of people who has great need for help, they are ignored, however, there are some supporters, even bodily abele men and women who are recipients of whatever they wish, nevertheless, the very needy gets nothing!

    I can, and have proved that. You may notice Ian I have not call you out of your name in this one nor have I remind you of your special talents, that is because I am very sure, and serious about my observation, and knowledge of how your party help system works.

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Anonymous
      December 11, 2013

      So the support you poor sister got they shouldn’t give to her then? Why you don’t build a house for her since you have so much money where you living. All of you sit in the U.S.A and talk crap because that is all you form of entertainment and think Dominicans will listen to you. There are some instances where some persons could be second on the list but the majority of Dominicans who received those benefits are the poor and need

      • Francisco Telemaque
        December 12, 2013

        If you are talking to the kid, be informed my poor sister got nothing: zip, zero, nothing; excepts the sheet of galvanize, and the sheet of plywood.

        Remember I stated in a post how it was used.

        Remember I said she dug a trench, and planted one end of the plywood in it, and nailed the sheet of galvanize on the other end, then moved a bed, and chair under the arrangement and dwells within, that’s the help she got.

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahah!

        I not joking er: ask our cousin Gloria.

        Help for my sister comes not from Gloria, nor the government, I do what I can, the rest of her help derives from her children especially Jeslyn. So, if you are told that Government is helping her that is a lie, because even I solicited help for her from the government, and nothing came, that is when one of her daughters told me forget it, don’t ask for anything, since they have already insulted my sister with one single sheet of galvanize, and a sheet of plywood.

        When you want to say something to me do not write under any fictitious such as anonymous, state your name, humiliate me if you can or wish, I have nothing to hide; my life is an open book, whatever you say as long as it is the truth it all okay with me.

        You should retract the lie that my poor sister got any help from Gloria, or any government official, one cannot live under a sheet of galvanize, and a sheet of plywood. If you require me to pay for that sheet of plywood, and galvanize I am prepared to do so!

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Joe
      December 11, 2013

      Fancisco you have no clue what you are talking about, Dominica is loaded with Labourites 8 out of every 10 persons in Dominica is a labourite so the help you seeing Dominicans who are needy getting, they are getting it because they are Dominicans first. Who is the well bodily abele (whatever that means) person you know that got help, and who is the needy person you know that got no help??

      U all are very confuse, there are houses for example that the government sell and there are those that are built for the most vulnerable in the society.. Obviously those that are built to sell must be sold to persons who are able to pay for it, i would assume that person will be a bodily abele :lol: person what u say?? :-D

  73. Hans
    December 11, 2013

    Before we all start commenting please people listen to the tape ; listen to what was said and decide whether or not the accusation by Ian and company is or isn’t a desperate effort to level the despicable public statements coming from the red camp.
    According to the statement made by Lennox Linton -the yes we care program is helping some people “but” there are hundreds of people who really need the assistance and are not getting it yet there are people who are not deserving of the assistance whereas others are just merely being greedy.
    There are people who are receiving assistance and turning around and selling whatever assistance they receive; there are people with well completed houses who are receiving building material only to store the material underneath their houses – some hoping to build a basemen apartment. What about non farmers receiving fertilizer so they can distribute and sell. This is what I know Linton is talking about. I have seen it and I know people who know and see the farce.

    False propaganda is all it is. Ian must come out and talk about things that really matter. It is laughable that these guys cannot answer our everyday questions relating to accountability, fiscal policies, MOU’s, economy, unemployment yet they out like kwapo just because there is a few dark clouds.

    DNO can you please post the clip so that people can actually hear what Lennox Linton said.

    • Peeping Tom
      December 11, 2013

      Since when are you guys ever interested in what was “actually” said? Since when does fact and context matter to you all? Remove the coloured lenses and stop the hypocrisy!!

    • Anonymous
      December 11, 2013

      Did he say all of this …not on the tape I heard. I hope I can hear the full thing, because from the tape I heard “the needy and greedy” were all of the people who got assistance and the people who really needed assistance did not get.

  74. Truth to Power
    December 11, 2013

    Mr. Douglas, you are a good friend of mine… BUT it is time you stop acting like a PUPPET!!

  75. Anonymous
    December 11, 2013

    “Douglas said it appears the UWP will scrap all social programs put in place by the Dominica Labour Party, if it ever comes to power. “They will abandon the less fortunate and they will scrap all of the social programs as implemented throughout the years….all of the social programs, in health care, in education and all of the other programs will be scrapped. This is what this statement is telling me,” he noted.”

    Ian Douglas you know what you are saying is nonsense! You guys know exactly what Lennox means. Based on what I read, he is not calling the elderly greedy at all, but your political system and the basis on which these people get help. Ian knows that elderly in that program are being helped because of their political affiliation.
    I listen to all these politicians speak and for some it is appalling. The biggest culprit I think has been the PM.

    • Peeping Tom
      December 11, 2013

      When PM Skerrit told UWPwee agitators who inquired about the private operations of the DLP that they should all “go to h_ _ _ _” did you guy sknow what he meant?

      And when he assured his supporters that his nomination as candidate Skerrit was so legit that “no law or constituon” could find fault with it, did you guys know what he meant?

      How can we now know what Mr. Linton meant?

      • Stryka
        December 11, 2013

        Tom If I had a cocoya stick i would put it in d eyes for u to see better light

      • Nac Vibes
        December 11, 2013

        So an official opposition in a country is now an agitator.

        Got you on the RUN!!

  76. Just sayin'
    December 11, 2013

    Why is the minister of the withering tourism industry even trying to comment on social programs? Wait until the country’s owner, SC Astaphan reads this, I do not believe he had permission to say these things.

  77. Grand Bay Boy
    December 11, 2013

    In Social Services to the needy, Labour gets all thumbs up for me.

  78. FAST N FURIOUS
    December 11, 2013

    Topic..Lennox Linton blasting the “YES WE CARE PROGRAM and the HOUSING REVOLUTION”.

  79. John Jay
    December 11, 2013

    See who that coming out talking they did not want you using you as a scape goat man behave yourself. You lucky we cry for you, am asking you to shout up the big ones not talking is you that want to talk.

  80. Nac Vibes
    December 11, 2013

    Mr Douglas, we have ears and we heard what the opposition said, so your propaganda is a lie.

    We also heard what your party said when it came to office “all shall eat” but alas only a few are eating.

    The opposition should they come to office will do as they did back in the late 90’s, work for all the people, feed all the people, care for all the people.

  81. Hurtault
    December 11, 2013

    Sir, why do you NOT condemn what your leader, our prime minister, for things he says that’s wrong and demeaning about our country men but attack the opposition leader for some things he’s said that, after reading his comment myself I thought it was taken out of context by you? I’m being very neutral here because I care and love both party leaders.

  82. Not a herd follower
    December 11, 2013

    Ian, you are talking nonsense. A UWP administration will not scrapp all social programmes as you claim. Dominica, under successive governments, always has maintained social programmes. It will be the same under an adminsitration led by Lennox Linton. What Lennox was essentially saying was that social support programmes should be distributed to those who are genuinely in need and that a transparent means test should be used to determine who qualifies to benefit.

    • December 11, 2013

      I agree…Let the games begin!!seems like Ian trying to start some mess and diffuse some of that fire that has been awaken within Dominicans because of some of the preposterous things that comes out in Skerrit mouth and blatant disrespect he has continued to show to us patriots. Last election was my first, I voted for labour because PAIX-BOUCHE people “Were” potto labourites but come this election, Labour can never get my vote. It could be a fig tree that’s going up for UWP, I voting it! FED UP!!

  83. committed Dominican
    December 11, 2013

    Mr.Douglas, can’t you hear the people’s cry? We are fed up with you guys. Please Go. You all are doing Dominica a disservice.

  84. Anonymous
    December 11, 2013

    Ian u are just a big joke. All those lazy young people getting paupa’s allowance what the hell you taking about.
    There are people getting LPO to build house and they not even in Dominica.

    I know a family where 6 members are recipients of the housing revolution.
    Lennox telling the truth if you don’t support them you not getting housing.
    And plenty lazy people getting paid monthly is a labour thing.
    Not fair Ian.
    Wheel and turn again!
    Stop singing for your supper.

    • Anonymous
      December 11, 2013

      If I can recall clearly there were many young people from Salisbury receiving monthly envelopes from UWP…the “money meeting money” era.

      To be fair if it is something wrong it is not acceptable whoever does it. The idea is that we should be balanced with our criticisms.

  85. real possie
    December 11, 2013

    The yes we care seems like a well run program its a shame Lenox cannot see it fit to say great program,we as Dominicans are praying people so when these old people pray it will fall on u Lenox,that’s distasteful of u Sir.

    • Nac Vibes
      December 11, 2013

      Qualify your definition of well run for us,please.

      But you will not, because you cannot, so you will ignore this retort to your statement.

    • him
      December 11, 2013

      Stuppessssssss!

  86. sportsmax 5
    December 11, 2013

    Mr. Douglas please sir,tell me how many needy Dominicans that really benefit from that program apart from the 10 to 20 people that G.I.S shows every night. Honestly please tell sir. This is pure politics that are being played here on that basis.

    • Joe
      December 11, 2013

      Sportsmax5 there is an office close to the EC Loblack bridge in Roseau the same building with the Gender affairs office go there and ask your questions, it is not DLP that adding people to the program it is the Public Servants in that office that is responsible…… one thing you cannot say is that the social policy of this administration is not working, you know it is the best policies to assist the most vulnerables on island.

      Maybe if Qaddafi was still alive he would have pumped more money into the program so those Lennox saw when he finally jumped off his high horse and went down to feel the ground for the first time, would have already been on the program… but guess what you guys rejoiced when they killed the man and happily asked where is Skerrit going to get money now, samething when Chavez died… Guess he didnt realize it costs money to run such programs and when good friends make it a duty to help us we must be grateful!!!! SMDFH!!!

      • sportsmax 5
        December 11, 2013

        Joe what exactly is your point. You have just agreed with me about the number of persons who benefit from the program. Don’t now blame the office workers for doing what the labour party told them to do. Is only one colour that benefiting from the program and am sure it dont have a 100 people in it. If the government know they did not have money to do it on their own then they should have not started it in the first place. Lets not be bias about this issue…..it is definitely coloured on one side. Let me hear you now…..lol.

      • Anonymous
        December 11, 2013

        Can you listen to yourself Joe. Who beat you?

      • Joe
        December 11, 2013

        Sportmax 5 tell me where and i mean which village did you or Lennox visit and see a labourite who is not a needy benefitting under the program?

        Labour party do not tell the public officers who to put on the program, you just exposing yourself as a person who has absolutely no knowledge of the workings of the private sector…. Just now you will tell me Skerrit signing government cheques and he can actually fire a votes clerk…\ whats new with you people, don’t start the program? are you serious? i mean really!!!
        I rest my case cause you obviously refuse to educate yourself on the impact and operation of the program so it is easy for you to just stay and write sheet,,, but the world is reading…..

        Take my advise my friend, go and visit the office ask the cordinator or any other staff all questions you want, ask them who directs them ask them for all the persons they have registered just ask them and if they give you the list go through it and identify who is labour and who is workers then come and give us the info…. Why don’t UWP adopt a needy? If they are so concern just adopt a needy, pay someone to look after that person!!! MAKE THE SACRIFICE MAN!!!

        SMDFH

    • Anonymous
      December 11, 2013

      What is this Sportsmax 5, are you trying to tell me I cannot read? I am reading this and I cannot see where Joe agreed with you. You must be a chronic…

  87. Shava
    December 11, 2013

    In the quest to play tit for tat it is foolish to act desperate and grab anything for the road trip. From what I am hearing from Linton he did not say nor imply that everyone who received yes we care assistance are greedy. My understanding is that there are many who have received the assistance who are not qualified whereas there are hundreds of Dominicans who do not receive the assistance.
    Now to twist this to indicate that Lennox Linton is calling the unfortunate and needy people as greedy people is absolutely false. We need to stop this politics of deception.

    It is quite obvious that this deliberate misinformation and distortion is in reaction to the negative response given to the utterances of Roosevelt skerrit Re- the denigration of opposing candidates.

    To use poor people as a pawn in selfish games is outrageous and unacceptable we need to draw that line. No reasonable person would or could conclude that Lennox Linton actually implied or even stated that the severely needy people are greedy.

    Lennox Lawrence and crew one day I pray that your consciences will get the better of you.

    • Joe
      December 11, 2013

      Shava can Lennox tell us who in the program that is greedy and not needy, if not a name but which village did he notice that person?

      It is foolish of Lennox to say such a thing, it shows how novice he is, he don’t even know as a politician you set policies you do not implement!

      The Yes we Care policy is a very very good policy of the Roosevelt Skerrit administration one he can take all the credit for because not even when ‘Money was meeting money’ did the uwp or freedom party saw it fit to assist these vulnerable people, and trust me they were around.

      So whilst he is applauding the good policy of Skerrit he is cry down the hard working Public servants who goes out there to seek out these people to add them to the program, which is bad!! Just so you and Lennox know it is the Public servants who implement Cabinet Policies not the Ministers… Ok just a free lesson!!!!!!

      • shava
        December 11, 2013

        Joe it would be Skerritic to go out and mention the names of the greedy. But if you are that naive may I refer you to the documentary from inside Porssie. Also you will find the same kind of testimony from the young lady who rode the Labor Party dump trucks shouting Labor in the Carib Teritory. Thst particular lady who I went to school with was insulted after she claimed that she had been waiting for assistance for eleven years. She also noted that people who did not need the assistance were getting; some getting double portions. That lady who is a poto laborite did not mention the name of the greedy. Why should lennox or anybody do so.
        Ian knows, Reggie knows, Skerrit knows, Krazy T knows and Joe you know.

      • Not a herd follower
        December 11, 2013

        Joe, you obviously have not worked in the public service.

      • interesting
        December 11, 2013

        do u really believe what u are saying

    • Anonymous
      December 11, 2013

      Shava you are absolutely amazing. Now why don’t you apply the same level of analysis to statements made by the Government side.

      You should now revisit the famous “No Law” criticism of Mr. Skerrit and apply that level of analysis for fair-play. Please pay attention to the fact that he said “UNDER no law”. I am assuming that your knowledge of English grammar is adequate. While you are at it please note that there are two versions of it on tape one says “no one” the other says “No body” both recordings are at Q95 (I heard both from that source).

    • T
      December 11, 2013

      @Shava I fully endorse the statement made by Linton, having it myself.

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