Ronnie Isidore speaks

Ronnie Isidore said he is awaiting a response from the UWP
Ronnie Isidore said he is awaiting a response from the UWP

Senator Ronnie Isidore, who has been removed as the United Workers Party (UWP) candidate for the Mahaut constituency, says he is patiently awaiting a response from the party with the evidence that points to his dishonesty and unreliability.

Isidore told Dominica News Online (DNO) that he was not “officially” informed that the party was going public on the matter.

He said he cannot agree with UWP’s statement that “persistent behaviors over the past eight months by Isidore are contrary to the party’s ‘firm commitment to truth’” but said he will not give an honest and objective comment until he receives a response from  the party.

UWP President, Ezekiel Bazil, said at a press conference called by the party on Thursday, that this assessment of Isidore led the party’s National Executive Committee to to recommend his removal as the UWP candidate in the Mahaut constituency for the upcoming general election.

“The statement is inconsistent with the process that is taking place,” Isidore said. “If they are not responding, then I will comment on it.”

According to the Senator, he requested the information on the matter on Wednesday morning, and is expecting a response by Monday.

“I put a request to the party’s president for some information as it relates to the statements that have implications for my character and so on and I am waiting on a response,” he said.

Isidore also said that UWP political leader, Lennox Linton, in statements made about the matter, contradicts what Bazil had said.

“I don’t have a problem with the president saying that,” he said. “I have a problem with what came after it. Because obviously, you hear the president and you hear the political leader of the party, who basically contradicts the president,”

Linton stated at the press conference, “We are a democratic party. Things take time. I know a lot of people have been talking a lot about the situation in the Mahaut constituency but we are at the stage where we wanted to be patient with it. We are human beings; we are fellow human beings on a team and the commitment of the team was to allow all possible opportunities for the individual in question to integrate harmoniously with the rest of the team. A point comes when you have to decide you gotta move on. We got to that point and we moved on.”

Isidore noted that the process of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC), to which the recommendation was made for his removal as candidate for Mahaut, is ongoing and “any reasonable man would agree to wait until the process is completed before commenting.”

“So you don’t go ahead and putting those things that you have put out there about my character, about my integrity, about my credibility,” he remarked. “What you have effectively done, you have contaminated the process because by the time I get to the general accounts, or whatever you call it, you have already prejudiced not only the people who are going to make the decision, but the whole nation.”

“The point is, how can you go out there and say over the last eight months you have had all those problems and you kept the man as a Senator?” he asked.

Isidore and the top brass of the party have been at loggerheads for months and according to party officials, all efforts aimed at finding an amicable solution to the situation proved futile.

The Committee’s recommendation will be presented to the next meeting of the UWP’s General Council for ratification.

 

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154 Comments

  1. Simply the Truth
    May 20, 2014

    Jenkins, do I know you? Mistaken me for someone else? :twisted: :mrgreen: Even then, DNO is not the place for your type of unkind and ignorant comments. How many D/cans do I befriend? Surely, you are not one of them. You must be someone of a certain caliber for me to befriend and to keep associating with. You sound like an enemy and one who hates people. Good and sincere friends do not make such comments to friends. Therefore whoever you directed your comments at, you must be the person’s enemy. Furthermore, your words depicted that you are not a nice person.
    Your type I have no time for. Do not compare me to you. Who are you anyway? Some of you keep changing names so that you will not be identified.
    DNO is not a sounding board for your frustrations, ill-temper and ill-mannered words. You are one who throw words at people when you know nothing about them. Who are you angry with? What is eating your heart out? You are a scandalous person and disrupt people’s peace of mind. You are not a peaceful person. I would not want a friend as you nor a neighbor.
    By your writing, you have projected that you cannot communicate intelligently and amicably and stick to the issue of the article. You have not yet learned that and appear never will. You love trouble and to make trouble.
    You comment on DNO and think you know everyone who comments on this Website and make others believe that you do and that you are correct. You use DNO to spill your dirty laundry and to throw words, wrongfully at others.
    A Website is no place for such discourses. If you have something to say to people face them. If you had any respect and tact, you would keep such words to yourself.
    Noting my comments, do I not stick to the issue? Use your correct name and let us know who you are. Tell us something about yourself and hide nothing. I suppose you do not live in glass houses. The pot calling the kettle black. I have no time for cantankerous people. You are vexatious to the spirit. You deny yourself God’s blessing and graces.
    Fair is fair. There are some of you who do not like others to speak/write the truth. I stand up for the truth. This is also based on my experience and expertise. I will always speak and write the truth. If only you would learn likewise. Be careful of your words for what you sow you will reap in time. In future, bypass my comments because they do not concern you. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

    • May 21, 2014

      @ Simply the Truth, you are the most arrogant person on this site, if anyone have to bypass people’s comment you are the one, you are not the one God put on this earth to judge others, God is not mocked by your so call religious doctrin, for many are call, but few are chosen, My fate is in the hands of my creator and not in your hands

      You are also one of those using fake name on the site, so please clean you house before asking others to do so

      I am in da, you are residing in Canada I am more entitle to comment on DNO the you, talk about the young Da girl who one once upon a time resided in Pickerin Ontario, now residing in Florida

      I trust in God, and I’ve never been disappointed in him

  2. Anonymous
    May 20, 2014

    Ronnie, you know you did wrong, just accept your fate and move on. Its a good time for you to put on the red shirt and red cap you have hiding in the closet for the longest while. Show your true colours. Be a man. However, before you cross over just remember that two man crab cannot live in d same hole so you will have to wait for skerrit to give up for you to make your move or else you will find yourself in the same position.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 21, 2014

      What wrong did he do? What was his crime? Whether he was wrong or right, he deserves a response in writing indicating what he did to deserve this type of treatment. He is not asking for too much.

  3. Anonymous
    May 19, 2014

    I am so disappointed with Ronnie Isidore. Ronnie you are NOT a politician. You do NOT have the personality for this type of representation. Why don’t you just bow out of this gracefully. A decision like this could not have been taken without some form of evidence. Please Mr. Isidore, put aside your pride and if you are as spiritual and innocent as you claim allow the Lord to plead your cause and vindicate. Don’t do further damage to yourself and your family.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 20, 2014

      When will you see through this situation? If people accept advice from one as you, it could send them to Hell or they could get in trouble.
      This situation was not professionally handled. If someone is to be dismissed, after the decision has been made they must first inform the person concerned, be it in writing. When that person receives it then they could go public about it.
      From what I read they went public with it prior to informing him about their decision. People of integrity would know better. Therefore, allow him his say and to do whatever he wishes to do. He is not answerable to you. Stay away from his business.

      • A JOKE THAT MAN
        May 20, 2014

        simply the truth, I agree with you, when they cannot do better than some people is a hell of a problem. jealousy is something else eh papa. Ronnie you are on the right track clearing the air. All what they doing is for the party to have a good name and Ronnie will have the bad name. RONNIE WE IN DAT with you. You had a very good experience on the platform when you were speaking for them, is goose bump they (SUPPORTERS) were all getting. No haters please. all of all you know he is good to go.

  4. Innocent y
    May 19, 2014

    I was surprise how well Roney was doing for uwp. He stayed at everyone’s level n the ppl especially the youth rally with him. Linton just shot himself in the foot. Business looking bright for blackmoore.

  5. COME BACK HOME
    May 19, 2014

    Well I waiting to see Linton swear under Charlo the same man he said he is not respecting as President. This man is not PM and is behaving like this, just wait for him to win and see how he will get rid of all those he knew that did not support him. Think Eddison was bad but mister …..

  6. dere I strong!
    May 19, 2014

    Well Isidore, I guess you have taken a decision too prematurely. If you were advised that the matter would have been discussed at a more fitting time then you should have just waited for that time. If there is discrepancy, then it’s best you walk away and keep what you know to yourself. Anyway, my fellow workers, I endorse Dr. Valda Henry as the next UWP hopeful for the Mahaut constituency. Dr. Henry, I know you can do this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Simply the Truth
      May 21, 2014

      It is not wise to walk away. If he walked away, legally he could lose whatever he would be entitled to.
      So they dismissed him. He requested a response to his writing. It is the best thing he did and to wait for their response.. Then, I expect he will take it from there.
      If there is one thing I cannot stand is, those in authority utilizing their authority unduly over their subordinates, those who are under them, who report to them. Sometimes those people could over do it. They could be unfair, lack patience and compassion.

  7. May 19, 2014

    No one is perfect, work all your Godliness preaching talked about the treatment given to the girl in Canada, pointe Michel girl, Happy Victoria Day enjoy the holiday

  8. LATITUDED810
    May 19, 2014

    what a joke that is the uwp way off you go my boy and what about sir brian they had no regarde for him or his views, that is the uwp way that what they think of freedomites by boy, well i can say labour for ever, ray would never do that. LABOUR POWER.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 20, 2014

      My instinct dictates to me that I know a better Party when I see and hear of one.
      You know there are some people who are on their high and mighty horse. They have no respect for others and even those who are more educated and better brought up than they are. There are some because they have a position, they place themselves on a higher and greater-than-thou pedestal, lacking humility. You know the words: “He shall put down the mighty from his seat…”
      My first favorite Party was Freedom Party. Now, my second Party is The Labour Party.
      There are people and people. What they say and how they conduct themselves tell much about them. By this they are judged, as they project.
      Stick with the Labour Party. Help Dominica and to be built up. Of course help this Party. I hope they win the next election. Who vex, vex. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  9. kimrah
    May 19, 2014

    sorry ronnie thats life move on

  10. Cosmos Odyssey
    May 19, 2014

    From my humble Point Of View – I posit my humble opinion.

    There are a few issues going on behind the scenes but one that really is causing the current heartburn.

    Mr. Linton was anointed and supported by the previous leader, Mr. James. The Party leadership supported Mr. James and the choice for a new leader. There are other members who felt more deserving and more qualified than Mr. Linton, who also spent more time in the trenches than the new leader. It also does not help that many other members in the party feel much more ‘qualified’ (Educationally) than Mr. Linton….John, Isidore, Francis, Fountaine, Charles to name a select few.

    That does not sit well with some in the party and is being played out in the public with others refusing to toe the line.

    There is also the same approach to electioneering as was carried out by the previous leader. While there is jubilation and infusion of some new life, the message is still residing in the echo chamber.

    A new approach is needed to win new voters and keep the die hard supporters within the party.

    No one likes feeling hopeless and everyone wants to win.

    The party and the new leadership face a tough uphill climb. While not insurmountable, the odds are not in their favor as they lack the funding and incumbency.

    I will continue to believe that until there is a purge of the ‘Old Guard’ the party will remain in opposition.

    A strong Opposition is always needed in any democracy to keep the government honest and push for improvements for all its citizens….and that wont happen anytime soon.

    • chow mien
      May 19, 2014

      well, u should be happy now.

  11. IluvmyPm
    May 19, 2014

    Wow Linton is a no nonsense guy imagine mister as pm investigating dem fellas there will be no mercy.

    • just saying
      May 19, 2014

      yeah right!! linton head on.he needs a constituency.if it isn’t marigot i hear its mahaut. this is just steps towards him representing that constituency.

      • Alfredo
        May 19, 2014

        Linton was endorsed long ago in Marigot my friend.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 21, 2014

      You are correct. He must also be partial. Linton is no perfect person. He may need to take a training course on how to communicate and interact with his Party members and exercise his authority professionally in addition to curbing his anger and temper to mention a few traits which he is lacking as a leader. All in all he must learn to be a gentleman. You know, be a gentile, respectful character.

  12. Simply the Truth
    May 19, 2014

    Isidore, they have humiliated you by going public prior to officially informing you of their decision and treating you as if you are a nobody, a little person as they stand in judgment over you.
    You reserve the right to pursue this matter, first to request a formal response why you were dismissed from the Party. They better give a satisfactory response. Otherwise, pursue it further by first consulting your attorney.
    I hope you documented all phases of your interaction with them. This is your weapon as proof of what transpired during those past months.
    If you feel you have to pursue it further with the advice of your attorney, go right ahead. I wish you luck. Pray also and ask for God’s guidance. God bless you!

    • Alfredo
      May 19, 2014

      Mr. Isidore was the first person to bring this out to the media. Tell him stop informing the journalists of every meeting held in Mahaut.

  13. lougawo
    May 18, 2014

    yan is d best man 4 d job

  14. patriot
    May 18, 2014

    And the people cried dictator, dictator, dictator.
    and the question was asked who is the dictator,
    and the people replied Lenox.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 21, 2014

      :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  15. truth
    May 18, 2014

    lennox is no fool,
    whenever he does somhing ,he know what he is doing believe me, he is not like SKERITT,
    So et not your heart be troubled

    • Simply the Truth
      May 21, 2014

      Why bring the PM’s name into it? Why do some of you always have to mention the PM’s name even when it has nothing to do with him?
      They are two different people, each possessing his own characteristic and personality traits. People handle situations differently. Do not compare one to the other. Be fair.

  16. UWP?
    May 18, 2014

    It is ashamed that you have to leave like this. Your friendship with Isidore is a big problem thus the trust issue.

  17. BEB
    May 18, 2014

    No Isidore, no UWP !

    • May 20, 2014

      I second that his own coming soon

  18. May 18, 2014

    It has just occurred to me that, if the Leader of the UWP were to replace the Senator from Mahaut in Parliament or any other Senator who deem it politically correct to give up their seat for their leader; and he were to becomes the new improved Senator of the UWP would he then become an illegal Senator anyway?

    Like the Calypsoian who sang he wanted to become the first illegal Calypso King? Papa Bondie Mi Debar. Anyone has the words to that Calypso? Does the leader of the UWP want to sit in parliament so badly that he will sit there as an illegal Senator? Why am I humming that calypso in my head so much this Sunday Afternoon at 13:20 and I cannot shake it off?

    I think the man better wait 5 more years before trying to enter parliament; because I am sure the members on the government side will have a field day because, it just wouldn’t seem right to have an illegal Senator from the Opposition side in the Honourable House with all his talk of people being illegal.

    How can the UWP side who wants us to believe that they are all prim and proper and full of integrity (but don’t let them know we know otherwise, because they think we don’t). They have to keep up the appearances but so far, they are proving to be human like the rest of us, except they seem to be making more mistakes than the rest of us humans.

    How could we believe anything that they say because when push comes to shove is: “Do as I say but not as I do” for them. What message is that for our youth? They not ready yet.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 20, 2014

      What if he campaigned to be elected and he did not win? He would be out, right? Therefore, he may be trying to be a Senator. I think his leadership is at stake. Time will tell.

  19. Peeping Tom
    May 18, 2014

    There are a few known facts about this saga in the UWPwee’s political life that can help us understand what is happening here.
    1. This “eight-month” period coincide with the rise to the throne of the Chosen Great one, Lennox Linton as party leader.
    2. We know that other contenders to the throne, including Sen. Isidore, were discouraged “in the name of the party” from contesting Mr. Linton’s selection by the party’s Three Wise Men.
    3. We know that bad blood spilled once Mr. Isidore refused to step aside.
    4. We also know, through his tirades and severe tongue-lashings of those hwo dare disagree with him, that Mr. Linton does not take opposition to his word very kindly.
    5. Now, we are told that due to Mr. Isidore’s rudeness he cannot be trusted anymore and therefore, they want to discard him.

    Can you see the type of prime minister Mr. Linton would be? I see another UWP bully…victimizing anyone who dares stand up to him. Remember how the former leader Hon. Eddison James, dealt with those who opposed him?

    This party organisational matter confirms why Mr. Linton was a bad choice for leadership of the UWP and why he will never be voted in as our PM.

    • Peeping Tom
      May 18, 2014

      Let this unceremonious dumping of Isidore be a warning to all: You stand up to Linton and you will feel his wrath.

      • chow mien
        May 19, 2014

        Stand up to Skeritt, and see what happens to you! Ask former Dominica Labour Party senator, Griffin St. Hilaire and former Labour Party general secretary,William ‘Para” Riviere.

        They were viciously banished from the party after they dared challenge Skeritt for leadership. For that matter they also prevented them from using the microphone to concede defeat and congratulate Mr. Skeritt.

  20. Patat
    May 18, 2014

    So DNO how come you have not set up a poll to ask us if the UWP was wrong to let Ronnie Go? Set up the online pool already.

  21. stone cold
    May 18, 2014

    With all being said it looks like somebody had to make space for Lennox to become a senator cause that’s the only way he will enter the house of assembly

  22. Change is a must
    May 18, 2014

    This move by the UWP is a sign of good, assertive and strong leadership…. This is not the labour party where people back stab each other and stay together for political convenience. …Obviously the decision was a tough one which the party took as a last resort after the leadership tried hard to work things out. There can be only be one leader in a party ..two male crabs cannot live in one hole…It is as simple as that. You support and follow the leader or you leave as Sammy did!!!!
    The UWP under Edison James had to take take the same action against Tim Tim and was proven right in the end.
    These are men who uphold truth honesty and integrity….That is why I will support TEAM DOMINICA.
    Change is a Must ..Not an OPTION!!!!!

  23. labour ka twavay
    May 17, 2014

    Mr. Isidore… simply join the party we voting this election…. will save u the embarassment an humiliation….

  24. $51K tax error
    May 17, 2014

    Ronnie, It’s not always common to find another easy door opened to you. Though I feel for you, you need to admit that you are not a team player and therefore based on what you said here today it is clear that team Dominica is not for you and therefore you should either humble yourself and take a different role or enter right into the other easydoor that has cracked open for you.

  25. Sick & Tired
    May 17, 2014

    Ronnie, can you not seek another political party to affiliate yourself with and if not, why not form one ASAP my brother?

  26. Itassi too
    May 17, 2014

    Mr. Linton and the UWP leadership, with all your foreign trips you all taking, up to this day we at the Vieille Case constituency have not heard or seen our UWP candidate. I see them putting candidates in constituencies that have never voted UWP before and keep pushing the Vieille case constituency which voted them in 1995 and had a good run in 2000. They CANNOT allow themselves to go down the drain without giving us a candidate that can really push Skerrit to the wall. Please win the election here before trying to win it abroad. As wespeak, it is clear that the most popular constituency in Dominica is the Vielle case constituency, since it is the constituency that made Skerrit the PM. Yet, you all have named 20 candidates and Vieille case constituency is no where to be seen. Your strategy is very bad and it is poor strategy of the UWP that causing Skerrit to talk all this nonsense because he has no one to put him in his place. How shameful.

  27. Mind your Mind
    May 17, 2014

    Plain and simple…Isidore was fired. Whatever went down internally was deemed worthy of a swift and public outing, to prevent further “issues” from occurring. The public may never fully know what brought things to this point, but Ronnie doesn’t need the UWP if he truly wishes to serve his constituency. If his people still want his leadership, he can run as an independent.

    We seem to get so lost in this “party” nonsense to the detriment of the nation. Whether the UWP’s decision is right or wrong, constituents should focus on voting in the best individuals. So if Ronnie is it for Mahaut, then let him run and forget any party loyalty.

    • Left Labor
      May 17, 2014

      @ Mind your Mind… I couldn’t have said it better. So true.

  28. arsssssssenal
    May 17, 2014

    uwpweee encore
    the solid team
    team unity
    look bowdel
    may5th syndrome
    alas easydoor
    they close d door on my homey
    blackee now lolling dem

  29. ?
    May 17, 2014

    Hmm
    Isidore joined the UWP before Lennox. He is a senator..for Mahaut. I wonder about his influence in the constituency. how would one grade him on his advocacy…. on behalf of the party?
    so Lennox comes in and is elected political leader…I think that hurt de man.
    I always wondered why Ronnie was not part of the “Team Dominica”
    I am your former student and I have a lot of respect for you….however I think you said to much in that interview….you haven’t received a response.
    Don’t fuel the fire for the party that wants to see the total dismantlement of all opposing parties.

  30. will
    May 17, 2014

    Typical UWP making a public spectacle of an issue just to humiliate Mr. Isidore. Isidore should now act like a mature politician and move on, it is clear that he is not wanted in the UWP.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 18, 2014

      He should take all the supporters with him. Think of all those he represented. UWP would lose a lot of votes.

  31. Too Late
    May 17, 2014

    When Skeritt them flash some thousands in Isidore face he soon going to be shouting ‘labour cah twahvi.’ Mark my words.

    • Alfredo
      May 17, 2014

      I agree with you. Little do you know the flashing has already started. This is why he is where he is now with UWP.

    • Anonymous
      May 17, 2014

      I would do the same thing too wi! The man has a family to care for. They doing it for Urban, why can’t labour do it for Ronnie.

    • JAIME
      May 18, 2014

      Like their 2009 Roseau central candidate?
      Malgrasa let me hear U! This is ur boy Jaime from the other world,

    • Simply the Truth
      May 18, 2014

      :lol: Why not? :lol: Some MP’s “cross the floor” to join another Party. That is what they call it. It has occurred in Canada/Toronto.

      • Young
        May 19, 2014

        Knowing the man Isidore he will never accept money to shout labour cah twahvi. He believes in the politics of truth! He isn’t in politics for himself or for what he can get out of it but for love of people and country! Just a shame what was done this man! The people betrayed him!!!!!!!!!! :?:

  32. interesting
    May 17, 2014

    UWP’s handling of the Isidore situation has been poor.
    This may mean that, winning the Mahaut seat is now even less likely.
    And this should be the main consideration for an opposition political party with only 3 out of 21 seats.
    UWPites might now be rethinking the decision to elect as Political leader, a very articulate Talk Show Host who:
    Wasn’t a politician, Has questionable academic/educational qualification and Is admittedly impersonable.
    Senator Isidore might believe that compared to Mr Linton, he is way more qualified to be party leader.
    I certainly think so.
    Why does UWP keep shooting themselves in the foot?

    • JIM
      May 17, 2014

      @interesting My friend the party is dealing with this issue. You are contributing nothing wotrthwile to the discourse except thrash.
      Are you an empty barrell?

      • interesting
        May 17, 2014

        Hey JIM.
        That’s how you trashing my Trash? . . LoL
        If you felt obligated to respond to “an empty barrell” , then
        at least indicate why the points I made are trash.
        I’m presuming that you will allow me the freedom to have an opinion that Mr Isidore would haave been a better choice as Leader of the UWP.
        At least Mr Isidore had a constituency where the electorate accepted him.
        Please tell me:
        What constituency did Mr Bazil tell us, in UWP’s recent press conference, that Lennox Linton is the candidate for?

      • observant
        May 18, 2014

        Jim you are making noise so who is the barrel which thinks it ‘s full/fill can take no more educating lol & SMH Jim!

      • Need-Truth
        May 18, 2014

        The unknown farmer ting came from VOA in 1995 21 June. after elections,As the investigative jounrlist .He is great/excellent at researching stuff like that. He will confirm my statement.

    • Peeping Tom
      May 18, 2014

      “…a very articulate Talk Show Host who: Wasn’t a politician, Has questionable academic/educational qualification and Is admittedly impersonable.”

      Well, not only that but you forgot that the Chosen One has zero influence taking any substantial management decisions. ZERO! The man headed a small logistics unit in a local company (which subsequently became part of a global company). The is all. A regular shopkeeper on Independnece Street could claim to have as much experience managing as he does. (No wonder all he offers is rhetoric.)

    • JAIME
      May 18, 2014

      I’ll comment on your 5th & last line the question.
      To say impersonable is to be nice to the guy.
      Just ask any older/former DCP/Colgate Palmolive worker what kind of being

      UWP the now Gaseous Team, shot itself in both feet.

      • JAIME
        May 18, 2014

        is LL from their experience. I was told by the DNO system it appears my post is a duplicate, reason for my continuation as I was not done expressing my factual point of view.
        Notice I wrote and deliberately so: I did not put a prefix before Being.Readers should read between the lines.
        These little things are essential for readers. Failure to pay close and necessary evils will only allow backwardness of country continues to perrenially experience with the re-election of the DFP in the disguise of DLP. This is just crazy stuff. DA is really between a rock and a hard place.
        Look at the quality of our leaders the composition of all the teams .Honestly to have any of these bozos lead me they have to be better humans than me, and they certainly fall far too short.
        Malgraysa let me hear you.

    • Nac Vibes
      May 18, 2014

      @interesting: If you think your reasonings are correct, I will say he was not fit to be leader, be it a political party or even a community leader.

      The UWP appear to be a principled group therefor one who joins the group, certainly at his level, should have a belief of what the party stand for.

      As far as I understand, there was a leadership election and he lost, so rather than accepting defeat graciously and get on with the business of removing this cancerous excuse for a government of the backs of his constituencies and the country by extension, he trows his toys out his pram. It seems to me that were he to acquire the leadership of the UWP, he would have tried to be UWP’s version of skerrit.

      No doubt he will now do everything he can to bring down the UWP.

  33. dominica
    May 17, 2014

    Ronnie my baby

  34. mrs. pm
    May 17, 2014

    I still believe that was a move to have Lennox contest the mahaut seat, because he not too sure in Marigot, and losing Marigot is a bigger blow than losing Mahaut. Lets see.

    • ____________________
      May 17, 2014

      @mrs pm Well you should be happy, but It does not seem as though you are. POOR PITY!

    • change must come
      May 17, 2014

      let we that living in marigot decide who we voting. stop bumping you all gumbs about lennox not wanted in marigot.

    • fORKIT
      May 18, 2014

      so said mr letang

    • Need-Truth
      May 18, 2014

      Are u on medical marijuana?
      He stands a better chance in Marigot
      DCP worker & former workers would make mince meet of him.

    • Nac Vibes
      May 18, 2014

      Oh please, come to your senses.

      Marigot is one of the villages who have voted for all 3 parties over time, this tells me they are a thinking people who casts their vote on issues, not propaganda and after labour’s consistent neglect of Marigot you know very well that hell will freeze over first befor they vote for this here so called labour party, so keep listening to your animal show and don’t use the grey matter between your ears.

    • Blackthunder
      May 18, 2014

      Mrs Pm, Are you from Marigot? Do you live there? What do know about Lennox’s chances in Marigot? Why dont you shut up and stop talking about things you know nothing about.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 18, 2014

      Did Lennox reside on that side of Dominica? Do the Mahaut people know him? Will he be successful if he contested the Mahaut seat? These are questions to be answered.

  35. why not
    May 17, 2014

    Ronnie, thanks for the time with us but please accept that it is over and move on. You can still be a politician if you would like to. You can join your cousin, Skerrit and their corrupt Labour party or you can run as an independent. Kenny Rogers said that you got to know when to walk.
    Right now you are the one messing with your character. You are quickly developing the reputation as a trouble maker. Move on my bro. The party certainly has.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 19, 2014

      Easier said than done. Ronnie has to stand up for his right and get to the root of this. Keep in mind his name has been somewhat tarnished by the leader of UWP. He wants an explanation. Do not deny him his rightful privilege.

  36. britney
    May 17, 2014

    The best person for the job is felix

  37. who to believe
    May 17, 2014

    We can not believe nothing coming out from uwp wen de matter first come up they say it was not true todat we hear lennox tell matt u know I would never lie to u lennox want to bring de man down so he can me de senator dirty ughly man he is dats de same thing he was doing de port worker down at dcp

    • mujahardin
      May 17, 2014

      You cannot believe anything coming from the UWP because you are mistaking them for the DLP. Remember what your PRO Aaron told us that, UWP believes in truth and truth has no place in politics. So we know for a long time now that it is the DLP and its supporters who speak lies like your leader Skerrit. THAT IS CLEAR ALL DOMINICANS KNOW SKERRIT TO BE KING LIAR. WHEEL AND COME AGAIN. GOD BLESS YOU.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 19, 2014

      He will get what he deserves, what he has dished out to others. Need I state and repeat, “What goes around comes around in time?”

  38. Doc. Love
    May 17, 2014

    Ronnie should follow the footsteps of Darren Sammy. I believe Ronnie has a plan to make the UWP Team Dominica pay for discarding him as leader of the party and instead appoint Mr. Lennox Linton. I am also saying, blood is thicker then water. Can you remember a lawyer called Isidore, can you also remember the journalist who brought certain irregularities to light. I rest my case. By the way, I am predicting, Ronnie will take his situation to court, in order to complicate matters.

    • May 17, 2014

      god is the answer that’s the way Ronnie roll if you don’t know that know it today

    • Alfredo
      May 17, 2014

      You are soo right Doc. Love

    • Simply the Truth
      May 19, 2014

      Complicate what matters? Does he not deserve to take his cause to Court? Was he given a letter of dismissal with appropriate reason why he is no longer wanted in the Party prior to this UWP leader going public with it?

      • A JOKE THAT MAN
        May 19, 2014

        Some of the supporters are treating Mr. Isidore like he is an animal. As Mr. Isidore said he is awaiting a reply from the UWP party and will give a response. It is only fair to him, so many things has been said that he did in the party. Those of us who are honest supporters would like the truth. I hope the party be honest and do just that because everyone in the party is concern and let us all move forward. Now should not be the time for all these stories. We have a country to be delivered.

  39. Uncle Sam
    May 17, 2014

    Ronnie …Now Isidore can finance your campaign as an independent candidate ….. Or, Run for Labor Party ..

    • Simply the Truth
      May 19, 2014

      He should run for the Labor Party. He must first be approved by the Party.

  40. ALL HOPE NOW GONE!
    May 17, 2014

    I was a strong supporter of the DLP but when I saw the way Skerrit running Dominica, I said not me again come next election I voting UWP even if I pretended I hated UWP in public. But with this mess just before an election? Not me again. I for sure will not vote DLP and unless UWP and Ronnie prove to me that they are able to work it out, they too will not get my vote either. At this time it appears all hope for a better Dominica has eradicated and I feel bad for Dominica.

    • labour ka twavay
      May 18, 2014

      Oh shut up… if u dont vote is one less spoil ballot… less work

    • LoL
      May 18, 2014

      Feel bad for yourself not for Dominica…You more confused than anything

    • dias
      May 18, 2014

      well planted message…………………trick.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 19, 2014

      Your mind is neither here nor there. Make up your mind. You have one choice, either one. :lol:
      You must vote. It is your civic duty. So that you have a voice. Those who do not vote do not have a voice and should keep quiet, for they did not vote. Comprehend? :lol:

      • May 19, 2014

        @ simply the truth , always remember that when we live in glass houses we have to be careful when throwing stones, look whose talking, you need to clean up your house before asking others to do so, you residing in Canada over 40 years and being the so call God mouthpiece have too much to say about dominica’s politic, talk about Rob Ford, and the way you all treated the girl, much said, not those who keep saying Lord, Lord will enter the Kingdom

  41. Not Me Alone
    May 17, 2014

    Could they not find any wise person that could advise them? I wonder if they listened to “kingdom connection” yesterday? No wise man they could run too before they made that marjie? Before hurting the country like they did they should first ask themselves what is in the best interest of the party?
    UWP must be careful with their actions because the should know DNO and Matt will not pretty it up for them.

    • Peeping Tom
      May 18, 2014

      “Could they not find any wise person that could advise them?”

      Can you recall a decision taken by the UWPwee in opposition that seemed sound/intelligent/wise/rational? I don’t want to beat up on them too much but if you just examine some of their past decisions you would be astounded! The party has a record of taking high risk and illogical decsions much to its detriment: from asking the Americans to refrain from any actions that would deliver an international airport to us, to the decision to call elections prematurely in 1999, to borrowing huge sums at commercial rates ostensibly to build an international airport (against the advice of the IMF), to using such sums to pay salaries, to boycotting parliament, to taking up un-winnable court cases, to crowning Linton as its leader, etc.

      This party, he UWPwee, does not have a record of well-researched and well advised decisions.

  42. Just Thinking
    May 17, 2014

    I’am wondering who is really telling the truth. Linton vs Isidore.

  43. Fair and balance
    May 17, 2014

    I do not like the way UWP and Mr. Isidore are handling this thing at all. Both sides are too quick to talk and make it worse, talking to the public. They both should have given it some time and look for an amicable solution that is in the best interest of the Dominica and the party, If they felt he was not the best candidate then convince him that if they win the election he would be their minister for education or an ambassador etc. We have to learn to handle our differences in a wise manner especially when we understand what is at stake now. It is still not too late to make back. I am calling on the heads of the UWP to take the initiative and try to fix this ugly thing ASAP

    • May 17, 2014

      that’s right he is the losser no Ronnie no vote labor winning with flying colors in mahaut

      • Nac Vibes
        May 18, 2014

        Good for you, I understand that emotions are sometimes uncontrollable.

    • Alfredo
      May 17, 2014

      Ronnie was the one who brought it to the media. Check the records.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 19, 2014

      You should know who first started the talk in public and to the public. Blame that person. Ronnie is merely responding to a certain degree of what was stated about him.

  44. A Doubting Thomas
    May 17, 2014

    Madame Speaker an under handed way is being paved for a new Senator on the other side to be in Parliament at the Next Sitting of the House. Will he have to declare his assets to the IPO before he is allowed to seat in this Honourable House? What are the rules? Any one knows?

  45. Efficatious
    May 17, 2014

    Isidore man is always fighting magistrates.. stopping they from caring out their duties. You should have resigned long ago and now you get the boot. take it as a man and let the party move forward.you can always get a job with Labour in Colihaut

    • Anonymous
      May 17, 2014

      He will be welcomed and his contribution would be appreciated. Come in Ronnie, there is room for you my dear friend.

    • #speakingmymind#
      May 17, 2014

      But why allu putting Colihaut in allu business for nah.Check allu malee in allu constituency and leave COLIHAUT out of it.We know who we want to represent us

  46. New Yorker
    May 17, 2014

    Smart response, Ronnie knows that no response will be forth coming as a result he will have nothing to say but to accept that fact the he on many occasions was totally disrespectful to the Esteemed leader of the Party. Ronnie must know a degree in Human resources does not qualify him to seat in the office of a prime Minister and to lead anything in Dominica. Why is it that the arrow is pointing at him among the team members, Good riddance bro

    • May 17, 2014

      yes hater you and the the uwp members cannot come in Ronnie foot you a part of the broblem

      • Alfredo
        May 17, 2014

        Freedom, you are portraying the true cunning attitude of Mr. Isidore, you learned well from him.

      • #speakingmymind#
        May 17, 2014

        Boy I am afraid of those UWPites eh.One day they have you right up there and next day they are stamping on you.Ah Ronnie I’m feeling your pain bro.

      • New Yorker
        May 17, 2014

        Freedom, I do not wish to be in Ronnie Isidore foot, out of many only one whose actions are questionable as a member of the team and that he must explain, his new york trip sometime last year and his disclosures to friends speaks of his quality and trust worthiness, once again Good riddance

      • yah
        May 18, 2014

        Get your facts straight. Ronnie has degrees in mathematics and psychology.

    • Peeping Tom
      May 18, 2014

      “Ronnie must know a degree in Human resources does not qualify him to seat in the office of a prime Minister and to lead anything in Dominica.”

      Lol! It is ironic that this one likkle degree is far more than what your Esteemed leader has earned. Yet, you seek to put Isidore in his place because of his edge up on your Esteemed leader? What you guys are all high on blue smoke or what?

    • concerned
      May 19, 2014

      New Yorker, do you understand the meaning of the word ‘esteemed’? How can you in your right mind consider a loud mouth uneducated man to be better suited to be Dominica’s PM than someone like Isidore? What message are you sending our youth? Are you saying education is irrelevant in the 21st century, especially when it involves vying to hold such high office & position? I think all right thinking Dominicans should want a leader who would be highly respected internationally and not one whose capability would be called into question.

      • Anonymous
        May 19, 2014

        @concerned I am certainly sure that the leader of the United Workers Party has a more attractive resume than your leader Mr. Skerrit. Can you please tell me in what field he has his degree again? Oh no why did I forget.

    • strong dominican
      May 19, 2014

      yes you worried about a man with a human resource degree but you and a lot of others not seeing is the one with no degree that not even qualified to be a high school secretary is running for pm and your not realizing that he is the source of this nonsense and manipulative movement against isidore and once again making accusations without any concert evidence.

  47. Zors Ka Parlez trops
    May 17, 2014

    Isnt it the same Isidore who came out a few weeks ago to deny reports of an intending fire from UWP? He urged his supporters to stop rushing to conclusions because they were just rumours…
    Well Issi boy the rumours have now turned true and you are out in the cold…..They did not even have the courtesy to inform you officially, but chose to tear you apart in the public…
    Crazy T warned you months ago that they would use you and dump you, but you did not listen… memsi Crazy TEE fou e pas zort…..
    UWP is just not organized.. Where was Claudius the Deputy leader and Spaggs Leader of the Opposition in a high profile news conference…Dem boys too little in Lennox eyes.

    Isidore seems to be the most threatening in the sense that he can openly oppose Lennox so he had to go..
    Check BAzil’s statement versus Lennox’s own,, confusion… you all are in the process of kicking out a registered team player and you choose to play it out infront of the media..
    Workers where is your class?
    Allyou doomed………

  48. wooshhh
    May 17, 2014

    How many elections did Mr Isidore contest in Mahaut? How many did he win?

    Some of the people from the constituency who are making a fuss, did not vote for him last election and quite frankly were not going to vote for him this election.

  49. wooshhh
    May 17, 2014

    My question is; given that several allegations have been made against Mr Isidore over the last few months… why did he remain in the party? Why didn’t he realise that the confidence and trust (from constituency team and party team) was dwindling and RESIGN on the same principles that he claims to stand for?

  50. Watcher
    May 17, 2014

    I really do not know how a young and intelligent, very honest young man like Ronnie could allow himslef to be caught up in Lennox Linton’s and Edison James’ estate woes. Ronnnie was sidelined for leadership when the UWP moved to make Ro Green the leader. Edison did not trust Ronnie as Ronnie came with a family thathas long ties with both Labour and Freedom. From that perspective, Eddison did not trust Ronnie, so he gave Ron Green the position and remained in the slips to manipulate the man. Ronnie was again overlooked by Edison James for leadership last September and instead gave the leadership of his party to a man he can trust to do his very biddings. Ronnie get out and leave the people thing alone. You are not wanted in the party, they say you cannot be trusted, so why do you think they will keep you on as a Senator? You can explain that because the party has lost confidence in you, then you are making way for one they can trust better. Leave with your dignity. Get out!

    • There You Have It
      May 17, 2014

      Your advice is worth considering, Watcher. It will allow a graceful exit for Ronnie with little damage to the Party, hopefully.

    • A JOKE THAT MAN
      May 19, 2014

      Is that a statement by one of the insider of the UWP members who are familiar with what is going on in the house? that is how all you does sell out the information an d blaming it on others. Go ahead the light will be out of the darkness some day.

  51. Commonsense
    May 17, 2014

    Ronnie Please stay Loyal to the Team everything will be fine ok God is in control. you a wonderful Person, if you are innocent it will come to light.

    • May 17, 2014

      Ronnie has always been no vote no ronie

  52. Anonymous
    May 17, 2014

    UWP soooooo not winning that election…inasmuch as Skerrit may need to go UWP just have to come better than that…how d hell you airing your dirty laundry in public…then at the press conference the leader of the Opposition asking why Gloria Shillingford not running anymore etcetera…Labour smart, at least they not airing their dirty laundry in public and for certain they also have differences among themselves…UWP just need to revise and revamp their strategy

    • Anonymous
      May 17, 2014

      And how do you propose they do that, when you have Eddo in the back still running things? ha ha ha!

  53. HMMMM....
    May 17, 2014

    What a Mess!!!!

  54. LOOKING IN
    May 17, 2014

    These are the people who want to be leaders of Dominica come on……….you all are shuffling the camp at this late stage do you want to loose supporters……… this is so ignorant of the leaders, this kind of strategic move should be done after election too………. many cooks……… in the kitchen. The Mahaut seat is worn already.

  55. waw
    May 17, 2014

    boy Ronnie not easy eh. Ronnie so you don’t know anything? You just an innocent saint that UWP picking on? You did nothing? smh

  56. Shameless
    May 17, 2014

    Ronnie, Ronnie, Ronnie…you are still not getting it. Bro, you messed up and you and I know that very well. Please stop your nonsense. The UWP spent the last eight months trying to work things out with you to no avail.

    You should bow out gracefully my friend for all is not lost. There has and always will be differences of opinions within a team but respect and humility goes a long way in resolving such issues. Yes, ALL politicians got ego issues and you are not exception but letting it get the better of you is terrible mistake. Someone of your intelligence should have known better but you kept looking “outside” the team through the “EASY-Door” that was used to booby-trap you. However, you and I know that Change Must Come..

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

  57. Concern
    May 17, 2014

    Lennox is not a good leader for our party. A good leader is one who listens and accepts the voices and opinions of other members of a party even if their opinions and ideas are different than yours to have a well balanced government. Lennox you are promoting an already tainted economist to be your minister of finance to run our country’s finances and at same time his is asking a senator to step down for voicing his opinions. Let the people decide who they want to represent them. Lennox you are a dictator. You will not get my vote. You need to be voted out as our party’s leader

    • change must come
      May 18, 2014

      you did not vote lennox. let who vote him decide if they want him or not.

  58. Anonymous
    May 17, 2014

    Ronnie….move on….this is bigger than you and the UWP and Lennox etc……
    Please focus on Dominica and lets move on. Your integrity, etc has not been tarnished and will not be………
    The bigger picture is TEAM DOMINICA…and our beloved DOMINICA.
    GET A JOB AND MOVE ON. DO SIME INTERNAL ASSESSMENT..GO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF,

    CHANGE IS A MUST TEAM DOMINICA

  59. Executive
    May 17, 2014

    Ronnie, regardless of the process used it is clear that u are not wanted in the UWP. Act like a mature politician would and move on. You well know that you will never get a straight or honest response from your party. Ronnie, you have been publicly humilated by your party and your response is pathetic.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 19, 2014

      They should be obligated to give him an honest response. They cannot boot him out in this manner without being honest why they did so. This is what Ronnie is awaiting. Do you blame him for that?

  60. %
    May 17, 2014

    I fully support the stance taken by the Team Dominica (UWP). Isidore had long enough to put his house in order. If he is a LABOURITE, go join Labour and stop the crying.
    I am so far highly impressed that Team Domninica (UWP) has not deviated fron its position of TRUTH AND honesty, AND IS PREPARED TO DEAL HARSHLY with those who deviate from that, whoever you are ,and what ever colour you support.
    Maybe they (UWP) and your conctituents ( we must not leave them out) have seen that your political stance suits LABOUR PARTY more that what they believe in the (UWP)……
    GO JOIN LABOUR.
    I LOVE TEAM DOMINICA (UWP).
    i love the leader LENNOX lINTON!
    HOW LONG?
    NOT LONG!

  61. dominican/ thomian
    May 17, 2014

    Ronnie’s own words ‘How can you have a man for the past eight months as senator and still kept him there’ I hope when they withdraw the senatorship you will accept according to you it is not fair to the party to still have you in that position.

    • largjan langmoere
      May 17, 2014

      Bro you were allowed to stay as senator for eight months because the party was allowing you a chance to rethink, rebuild and reconcile and to commit – but you failed to do so hence the party is bigger than one man and therefore had to make a decision to move on with or without you! don’t you get it?

      • Simply the Truth
        May 19, 2014

        On humanitarian grounds, do you expect him to bow out as a wimp? No matter what, he was not treated properly as he deserves, as a Senator.

    • Preacher
      May 17, 2014

      It is simple Lennox do not have a sit,and he will not win in marigot so if they get rid of Ronnie early they will give him sanator and that all to it

      • Anonymous
        May 18, 2014

        Lennox wants to get a chance to place on record his points in the House to give him some credibility with the voters out there. The most the man can do is speak well and change his accent – the trade of every journalist that even M and C does do everyday.

      • change must come
        May 18, 2014

        y don’t you come to run in marigot? all of you that saying lennox will not win in marigot you not living in marigot so shut your mouths.

    • Michael Grell
      May 17, 2014

      Yup, Lennox has been asking for it for eight months now. HRon and Sandford w

    • Alfredo
      May 17, 2014

      Very, very, very truuuuuuueeeeeee!!!!!!!

  62. pine nuts
    May 17, 2014

    Internal struggles is acceptable but tearing at each other in public? Shame. Fire the senator put Lennox inside boy. Too late to win our confidence or election

    • dominican/ thomian
      May 17, 2014

      Lennox is not interested in senatorship his interest is to ensure he does what he has to do to effect change. I will let you know who will be replaced in time to come.

      • Simply the Truth
        May 19, 2014

        Lennox wants the prestige of being the leader of UWP, vying for PM, the highest position in D/ca. As everyone else, you should see through him.

    • Not Me Alone
      May 17, 2014

      @pine nuts, although I am bent towards UWP next election I must say that I agree with you. Tearing each other down in public is shameful and they now have me thinking. At this time all I am left with is???????????

      • Alfredo
        May 17, 2014

        The United workers Party did not put this thing in public. Mr. Isidore is the one who brought it to the media and the team is responding accordingly. That is what Mr. Isidore wanted. The guy loves the media.

      • Simply the Truth
        May 19, 2014

        Since they broadcasted it to the Media and to the public prior to officially informing him, should not Ronnie respond, be it to a certain extent? I do believe it is a warning from him. If he does not receive a response, he will take certain steps. If they do, he will peruse it carefully with his lawyer and then . . . Can you not read between the lines?

    • Ackie
      May 17, 2014

      Isidore in Labour, Isidore in UWP, garcon that is conflict of interest, major contradiction. Who has the most influence over the other, I think its the one in DLP, cause his party is in power. Good move Workers, Easy door, wrong and difficult entrance!!!!!!!!1 :twisted:

    • interesting
      May 17, 2014

      UWP exudes confusion.
      A clear sign of disorganisation/confusion is consistently putting The Cart before The Horse
      The Cart: Linton elected political leader (so he is now officially a politician)
      The Horse: Linton replaces Isidore as UWP senator?

      Remember sunrise festival 2000??

      • Peeping Tom
        May 18, 2014

        The UWPwee has always been a confused party. This i spart of teh reason that it was claimed by it sopponents that it was simply doing things “tou pa tou”, with little coherence. To this day, it remains a confused and lost party, which is struggling for a rational and coherent plan for Dominica.

  63. real possie
    May 17, 2014

    Ok got you, so they want to bring their so called proof to the public without due diligence? and these are the people that cry down the PM saying he does things wrong.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 19, 2014

      You said it correctly. So much for them. They are a bad example and of a leader.

    • ahah
      May 19, 2014

      So what is this nuh? Tell Ronnie if he want to be in politics no body preventing, Labourites why is it he must be with UWP? He could be with Labour, Freedom, Pappy, Para or independent. What is all that about move on Ronnie take the next step.

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