Labourite says he is voting UWP

Dr. Benjamin said he has been a Labourite since 1985
Dr. Benjamin said he has been a Labourite since 1985

He vowed that he is a Labourite and a member of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) but resident psychiatrist, Dr. Griffin Benjamin, said in this general election, he is voting with his head and will be going with the United Workers Party (UWP).

“I am a Labourite. I have been a Labourite since 1985,” he said on privately-owned Q95 on Thursday morning.

According to Benjamin he registered with the DLP in 1985.

“I don’t think I have not lost my membership because I have paid enough money to the Labour Party from my salary to pay loans for the Labour Party that Rosie (Douglas) and the others took,” he stated. “But this election I am voting with my head. I think we need to move forward.”

He stated that he has been rubbing shoulders with those in the hierarchy of the DLP for a long time but “this time I am rubbing shoulders with Lennox Linton and the change movement in Dominica.”

He described as “distasteful” some of the comments made by prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, about Lennox Linton, leader of the UWP.

“When Mr. Skerrit became the leader of the Labour Party and the then prime minister, Mr. Edison James went after him, calling him a little boy with a toy,” Benjamin said. “This morning I heard the prime minister say that Lennox Linton is a little boy who wants a toy. Now I find that so distasteful because when Edison went after Mr. Skerrit, Edison got blows for that and Dominicans rallied behind Mr. Skerrit.”

He added, “now Mr. Skerrit looking at a man saying that he says is uneducated, or whatever, that doesn’t make any sense to me because Dominicans know that Lennox Linton is a very intelligent guy, very articulate, he is well read, well researched and he seems to be a consumate professional, a guy who sits down, reads, organizes. I know that now more than before because I look at the party and its organization towards victory in this election and I say they are sticking to a plan and one person is now leading that match forward.”

He believes Skerrit should debate Linton.

“Now don’t tell me that you can compare a guy who is willing to debate a sitting prime minister of all government’s policies for the past 15 years,” Benjamin noted. “He is willing to say let us talk about what you have done, I will be the underdog, let’s go. And these people are not coming to debate so that people like me can say I have a very good prime minister as my leader or there is a challenger who is better. I think Skerrit could have taken on Lennox in this campaign in a debate and make his point because he has led this country…”

Dr. Benjamin went on to say he thinks Linton is more intelligent than Skerrit because Linton has “so much common sense.”

“I see Lennox Linton by far a much more intelligent,” he stated. “See what happened at Melville Hall. He threw out the possibility of going to Melville Hall and as soon as he saw the reaction, as any intelligent human being or animal, he says, no we must not go anymore, that is going to play into their hands.”

He continued, “so he may not have the degrees… but what he has is common sense and my mother always told me, you can go Grammar School if you want, but common sense beats education, you can get all the degrees you want, if you don’t have common sense you cannot make it. Mr Linton have far more common sense.”

Benjamin said he listened to Skerrit at a DLP rally in Lagon on Tuesday night and he thinks the prime minister has conceded that he is going to lose the election.

“I listened to the entire speech last night of the prime minister and i think he conceded that he is going to lose the election. He says to the people don’t come to me and cry when Mr. Linton becomes the prime minster,” he stated. “Now I found that amazing. You don’t concede five days before the election, particularly if you are the incumbent.”

Disclaimer: The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of DominicaNewsOnline.com/Duravision Inc. All comments are approved by DominicaNewsOnline.com before they are posted. We never censor based on political or ideological points of view, but we do try to maintain a sensible balance between free speech and responsible moderating.

We will delete comments that:

  • violate or infringe the rights of any person, are defamatory or harassing or include personal attacks
  • are abusive, profane or offensive
  • contain material which violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law
  • promote hatred of any kind
  • refer to people arrested or charged with a crime as though they had been found guilty
  • contain links to "chain letters", pornographic or obscene movies or graphic images
  • are excessively long and off-message

See our full comment/user policy/agreement.

194 Comments

  1. jen
    December 8, 2014

    Skerrit is scaired. He would not take on the debate in the campaign because he is not as intelligent as Mr. Lennox Linton. He, Skerrit would not be able to comprehend the terms that Mr. Linton would address. I compare these two, to Bush and Obama. There is no way Bush is as intelligent as President Obama. So, Skerrit is backing off, so he wont peeeee his pants and protect himself from further embarrassment. Thank you. Good luck UWP. YOU have won. I know it already.

  2. A Doubting Thomas
    December 5, 2014

    We have three more days for the rest to show their faces. I admire the Doc. Why stay hidden? Show your true colors. Be proud of whom you support.

    At least the DLP knows for sure who they have been dealing with; no more guessing. I would think the next best thing for the Doc to do is hand in his resignation on December 9th because the Dominica Labour Party will form the next government. I would think after this coming out he would no longer want to work for a Skerrit lead government. Makes reasonable sense.

    His coming out will not change anyone mind as to how we are voting, that is why we have a democracy in our land; we can vote for whom ever we want. But there is a big difference in how we vote which is normally private and how we respect our employer and our jobs. The two are entirely different.

    • Red Eyes Dilemma
      December 7, 2014

      Poor Doubting Thomas. Do you follow American politics and elections? Members within the party criticize their own party for poor policies. We need to grow up and let the debate go on. All views must contend. Dr. Benjamin is a great Dominican. “To whom much is given, from whom much is expected”. Too many professionals sit on the fence and look at wrong and injustice and remain silent. We need more people like Dr. Benjamin on both sides of the political divide to express opinions without fear of being victimized or labelled. Where are the mentors for our youth? No wonder so many of our youth are so disconnected. They need to demand answers from our politicians!!!!!!!!1

  3. seriously?
    December 4, 2014

    This is not right. Doctor benjamin is supposed to be a psychologist , and one should very well know the influence a psychologist can have on people with weak minds. This is unethical in so many ways…………shame on you doctor benjamin, using your power to influence people politically……..there is no way i would go to you for a psychological evaluation

    • Lord bless me .
      December 5, 2014

      @ seriously? please clean your back yard before trying to clean the DOC’s own . you want to talk about unethical , please spare me. The DOC is also a citizen of Dominica and have the same democratic right like all those RED civil servants that are on the political platforms day in day out .

    • Fed Up #1
      December 5, 2014

      “seriously?”, no wonder the Labour party decided to use the unsuspecting doctor in a photo to mislead those weak minds. Guess they figured he would just accept it as is and leave those weak minds with the wrong impression. I am glad the plan backfired. Kudos to you Dr Benjamin for exposing their evil plot.

  4. blue blue
    December 4, 2014

    All the way with blue this time

  5. me
    December 4, 2014

    As a public figure he should keep his opinion to himself, he lose all respect people had for him. If I was a patient I would not go to Mister. I a Dr. could said to the public he vote will his head not his heart he needs an evaluation.

    • Fed Up #1
      December 5, 2014

      “Me”, the Labour party should have known not to use this public figure in a photo to deceive the public and to destroy a UWP candidate. That is how low Labour will go. Dr Benjamin had every right to speak out under the circumstances.

  6. December 4, 2014

    UK Dominican, seems that your brains got frozen while sitting under the crazy tree in England.
    This man a well qualified psychiatric doctor is waiting to rehabilitate yo for free.
    He wants nothing from Labour party and has no axe to grind, so why hide because he does not support as an ass of a man, with no wisdom? That’s his democratic rights and should not be ashamed of it.
    He owes Skerrit and his band of pirates nothing.
    More Labour party big wigs are going to put you guys to shame.

  7. by the school
    December 4, 2014

    In full and total support with the good Doctor.

  8. Double M
    December 4, 2014

    all of you love skerrit because all u love allu handouts. these handouts wont last forever. the same was saddam and gaddafi was treated the same that praises skerrit have to hold allu head and cry.

  9. me
    December 4, 2014

    all labourites can do is give mapwe and not analyze whats going on ,DA needs to be saved change is a must

  10. shawna
    December 4, 2014

    if it had been any candidate of the DLP without a high school diploma, certificate or whatever, there would have been major criticism from the UWP supporters. come on, no high school papers and you’re running for prime minister?????? ONLY IN DOMINICA….smh.

  11. .
    December 4, 2014

    Personally I think Linton has conceded defeat. Just look at his activities. He is setting up everything to say the election was stolen when he loses.

  12. AH! MARGWA SA
    December 4, 2014

    Thank you Dr Benjamin This is not our fight for our country this is God hand working to bring in people like urself to educate the dominican electorate.
    > I agree with you that the leader of the UWP is very well verse in a many areas and one does not neccessarily needs a degree to lead,by the organisation of lennox campaign strategy you can tell he is going to represent one of the best that Dominica has to offer, with lennox at the negotiating table Dominica will get high ratings. I know of a friend who admits she had to write a letter to a some high department of government and copied to a high level official outside of Dominica the letter was drafted and send to five people for editing, A high school principal, a primary school principal,a canadian law student, a lawyer and lennox linton the views presented by lennox was so well articulated in that letter it received so much praise. so put your faith in team Dominica and vote good leadership and good governance. i firmly believe that power corrupts and if dominican continue with that foolishness if not skerrit who else we are turning Dominica into a one man show.After 15 years of skerrit it is time for change

  13. Anonymous
    December 4, 2014

    Admin, I notice my post regarding an interest in the endorsement by other individuals has not be posted. Did I violate your guidelines?

  14. UK Dominican
    December 4, 2014

    According to Judge Judy who gives a Rats behind who you vote for or not. I am shocked that someone of your caliba would mention in public who you voting for wther red or blue shame on you. As far as I am concerned despite your education you are still empty headed Go way.

    • Double M
      December 4, 2014

      at least he not being a twet like some of us. he saying as it is. we need more ppl to talk…………………………

    • 100% Dominican
      December 5, 2014

      Really? have you not been following politics in Dca?

  15. real possie
    December 4, 2014

    Doc that’s your right you can vote for who you want, everyone that votes in an election do so with what they want from their leader or representative, with all that said you will be needed on the night of the 8th and on the 9th, when you finish voting please pack your bag with MEDS and go sit in the parties waiting spot you will be needed.

  16. Truth
    December 4, 2014

    Very interesting Dr. B. But you suddenly changed your mind. Its funny all the time the PM was being criticised people like Dr. B, never said a word. When PM was called all sorts of names he never spoke out, but now PM hitting back everybody have problems. Do unto others as you would not like them do unto you. Dr if you have no sins throw the first stones.

    You all are very bias because of your political situation

  17. Real Dominican
    December 4, 2014

    Doc, you are my friend and I honestly think that if you so claim to be a “Labourite” and is thinking with your head, you would not have even make mentioned of these things. Are you really thinking doc? We labourites are truly thinking with our Heads and that’s why we have everything to think our our beloved Country, family to ensure that the UWP doesn’t see the reigns of Office here in Dominica ever again. The UWP so called Team Dominica is not concerned about Dominica and Dominicans, they are in this things for themselves and their boys.. “It’s not Money in your pockets, it’s money in “Our” Pockets.

    • grell
      December 4, 2014

      Fools like you that worship Skerrit i fell for his lies and not again,Skerrit is a wealthy man,ask him how hw acquied the wealth,lazy people like you that keep him in power bc he gives you corn while he eats beef fool,go ahead the doctor has his right to choose,dominica is in chaos,ask him who set the tower on fire.

    • looking
      December 4, 2014

      isn’t labour about money for their pockets?

    • hidden tears
      December 4, 2014

      foolish talk

  18. Big mouth
    December 4, 2014

    Doctor Benjamin your comments about the prime minister and the Labour Party will not persuade or affect the love and sincereity we have for our party.You might be a labourite but a disgruntled one.You have join the ranks of Arthie and the others.Good luck to you we do not need your vote and for your information the party that you presently support will not win this election neither the next one……..

  19. Anonymous
    December 4, 2014

    DNO I think you should explain the context of Dr. Benjamin’s statements. You should explain that he only came to make these statements because members of the labour party made certain statements about him in relation to Joshua Francis. As it is your article suggests that Dr. Benjamin just all of a sudden came out of the blue and declared how he was going to vote and did Dr Benjamin say he was voting for UWP or for Joshua Francis?

    Thank you.

  20. IRISE
    December 4, 2014

    Dr. Benjamin it appears that your decision to switch is based on your analysis of statements made by Mr. Skeritt, some of which you have quoted. As an educated idividual with common sense, did you also do an analysis of some of the statements made by the leader of the party which you now intend to vote. Just to remind you the Leader of the UWP refered to young people as PROSTITUTES, verbally ATTACKED a female Journalist, threatened to disanoint a pastor, some of his main supporters have refered to the Bishop as a BLOODSUCKER. The anger of your new leader is legendary. These things don’t factor into your reasoning, so you are just changing based on your right to vote for a candidate or party of your choice, nothing wrong with that. Your attempt at applying reason to your decision is total rubbish.

  21. ---------
    December 4, 2014

    Who cares?

  22. Wesley Empress
    December 4, 2014

    Very well said Dr. Benjamin! This interview makes alot of sense. Please be guided my peeps!

  23. Anonymous
    December 4, 2014

    No Doc you are not a labourite voting UWP, you are a UWP voting for your party. You cannot be both so stop your stupidity. What you are you are, where you vote is your choice and your right, so go on with your bad self, you have plenty work ahead of you come Dec. 8, with all those voting with their head and not their heart. Thats what Dominica needs people votimg with their heart and not their head. Seasons greetings all my people.do not forget its the time of gladtidings. As for me i will be voting with my heart accompsnied with much pray and suplication.

  24. delices truth
    December 4, 2014

    dr benji has officially lost all credentials from me……………. you no longer have my respect

    • Country first
      December 4, 2014

      Because he chose to vote for the other party? Oh shut up, this is a democratic state. People can vote whoever they want. Pleeeease. He is using his intelligence unlike some of you. I am a switcher too, will be voting UWP.

  25. Dca
    December 4, 2014

    Well, well,well, hear the Elric of an educated man… He’s voting with his head! And he’s is a labourite!
    What no scenes is that? You don’t sound educated at all! Give me a better reason than that as to y u decide to volte UWP. U just turned me 100% into a labourite…

  26. Natural
    December 4, 2014

    One question I would really like to be answered. DA’s general election is just a few days away. Yet up until this time, the PLP of the country, hasn’t gotten the debate that they have been asking for. Why is it so difficult, to let the PLP of dominica listen and know the different views and opinions of the two?????PM and UWP. Those are either of the two who will b in power. Guys, think with your heads. Person who say common sense bits all, that’s a fact, bc in this 21 century, regardless of how many degrees you’ve got, that don’t say much, we are undermined by the uncertainty of achieving what we want, bc of corruption, bribery, and unfairness of those in POWER. Be your own person, we all have a brain to know what we would want @ this point in time. Dominica is, and has remained stagnant, and the change we need for this beautiful country, is for the better, economically, creating jobs for those who have got the qualifications needed. One thing for sure, don’t let the poor get poorer. Opportunities can’t be one sided. Forward is a must for this country. Nevertheless, we will be all feeling it, in the near future. We are all under the same umbrella. THINK PPL, when casting your votes on Monday. PRAY FOR DA..

  27. bob
    December 4, 2014

    weell well well skerrit feeling de heat under his skin plenty ppl rally with workers now skerrit fix all red constituency now blue come n fix theres :-D :-D :-D

  28. Truth and Justice
    December 4, 2014

    To me both parties have the wrong men in leadership, the labour party made a mistake in not changing the leader, and workers well Lennox will do as he has a team to help him. Every one have to start somewhere.
    The Party which loses must respect the electoral wishes and conceed defeat. No more talk about heating because no one is cheating. The election rules are fair. there is no bribery going on. So campaign vote the best candidates and no matter which government wins the world will continue rotating around the sun, and rain will fall and the sun and moon will give their light by day and night. well all the Marigot nd Wesley people coming out for the Marigot boy. Labour can still win but the majority will be reduced. I am not certain who will win,but the PM sounded real tire,so he does need a rest , and so it does not matter if Lennox win,if he is no good then Dominicans can always throw him out as they did Eddison.

  29. TeteMorne I From...
    December 4, 2014

    I think this Psychiatrist needs to see a Psychiatrist. He seems double minded and unstable in all his ways. This is a joke….not!! :mrgreen:

    • Fed Up #1
      December 5, 2014

      TeteMorne I From, it is a pity the Labour party did not know that when they tried to use the innocent doctor’s photo in a plot to destroy Joshua Francis. Now the plan has backfired, you think the doctor is unstable. What a joke!

  30. Doc. Love
    December 4, 2014

    I always thought common sense beat education. I remembered when I was a young man, a union official that always impressed me with common sense was one time President of WAWU, Mr. Louis Beniot. Louis was very uneducated, he never used big terms, most of the time he spoke patois, but whenever he sat around a table to negotiate with all those shipping big boys he always got what he wanted for his union members. On many occasions, bright men in Dominica would marvel at the amount of common sense he possessed. These days we don’t have men like Benoit in Dominica, because all kind of man believe once they come from college or university, they know it all. Mr. Edward Leblanc and Christopher Loblack had no university or college education, all they relied on was pure common sense.

  31. Titiwi
    December 4, 2014

    It makes sense to vote for the man with common sense.

  32. Eyeballs
    December 4, 2014

    Benjamin….go treat your patients at the hospital and leave politics aside. Looks like you flattering for attention.

  33. Thinking...
    December 4, 2014

    Thank you Dr. Benjamin!
    Why those labourites always think whenever a labourite walk away from their Skerritt is because something they wanted? Do you people know what is termed independent thinkers? The UWP encourages this kind of
    people. When the UWP wins and if they decide to do nonsense like Skerritt, we will leave too.

  34. oh oh
    December 4, 2014

    DNO you sure he did not say more? I was just getting settled enjoying the read and it stopped abroubtly! Yes man. We in it!

  35. The Facts
    December 4, 2014

    Dr. Benjamin, for a psychiatrist did you sleep well last evening? You were angry at what James said about the PM. Now you are saying you are angry at what the PM said about Linton. Should this comment not have evened out? Why take it personal?
    Linton and members of his Party have made many derogatory comments, even threats against the PM and his cabinet. Now you are stating that you have turned against DLP?
    Come on, Dr. Benjamin! For an educated man you should know better than that to be a Yo Yo, Party hopping. You cannot even make up your mind and for good. I am informing you, you have made a grave error.
    In addition, why did you find it necessary to go to a Radio Station to voice your opinion which is posted on DNO? Who really cares? You have an ulterior motive for stating this. I hope you will not live to regret your decision.

  36. BENJIE
    December 3, 2014

    I also listened to the speach, the good Doctor has the right like all of us to vote for the candidate of his choice. He does not have to explain or give any reason for his choice. The PM spoke for close to 30 minutes explaining why his party should be reelected and asking the people to vote DLP, however Dr Benjamin took part of a sentence of this presentation and claimed that Skerritt had conceded to loosing the election, a total misrepresentation. We will truly know on December the 8th

  37. festival
    December 3, 2014

    The Doctor has spoken> Let labourites talk now! Long time, the PM showing signs of a man who has no commonsensical wisdom and is sharp or philosophical when using his brain…..
    Yes according the learned psychiatrist Dr Benji, Mr Skerrit is very decisive but that’s not all the qualities needed to be a leader. Perhaps Mr Skerritt has succumbed to the temptation of sudden gush of wealth and prosperity. He is now addicted to wealth and riches….Its like a drugggggggggg… Its very evident by the ammount of riches and the luxurious house and other items owned by a once very very very poor young man from the neck of the woods in the north……..
    Mr Skerrit in reality has lost it in every way…………………… He is a perfect example of the many problems that come the way of super stars around the world….. He doesnot know what he is about now,,, the PM calling has elluded him most blatantly… Its a very bad, Dominicans should read the Book entitled: Learning to be Man by Barry Chevannes….
    Skerrit and his group of advisors- who are getting him into much hot water- are just running Dominica like a rogue state with laws only to defend their wrong doings.
    Skerritt, is manifesting signs of a controlling and vindictive young man…. Mr Skerrit seems to be a stranger to the truth and very manipulative in many ways. Its like he is the center of gravity: young must come to him, boys must come to him, girls must come to him, Old must come to him, sick must come to him,,,,, He is like the father of the nation a title that he bestowed upon himself…..
    At last minute, all one is hearing from the labour party especially their leader is just untruths, mapweey, billboards, big bands entertaining people…………………… Imagine, this Pastor from the UsA came to Dominica and tellling people he wanna be on the winning side…. I like his music, but was very disappointed that a pastor could come to a country during elections and technically campaigning for Labour. These are all signs of things to come…… But one thing, Dominicans are the worst in the world, to be stomaching years of hardship, poverty, backwardness, crime and violence, and even rampant abuse of poor people through sewo, sewo, and Money just moving around for a few month….
    The majority of Dominicans are very very poor and really don’t have money to do what they are to do. If they have a conscience, they would never ever vote labour because they have crippled the country…
    When i think of Dame Eugenia, Rossie, Mike we like, Pierro, Eddison James and the other great leaders its a disgrace to see the labour leadership and papishow.
    Pooooooor Skerrriiiitt, Poooooor Labour because its like the blind leading the blind………….. The labour party and their campaign team needs deliverance, that’s what the Pastor from the USA should have told them and exorcise themmmmmm………….
    If Skerritt was so confident, why bribing voters and playing on the poor peoples minds, Dominicans like to much freeness……………………..
    Last thing,,,,,,, there is a group of labour supporters who doesn’t care for Dominica, but just voting so as to be kept being fed by the state financially and so forth…. Theyyyy are singing for their supperrrrrr and its
    the town that the list is very wrong…
    well said Dr Benjiiiiiiii,,,,,, let them know their placeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. One Love Dr Benjiiiii

  38. Me myself
    December 3, 2014

    I am a former uwp member but this time I am voting Labour. It is plain to see that Labour is a working party and superior in every way. Sorry my former party I am not very educated but common sense has to prevail.

  39. udony
    December 3, 2014

    Whose going to believe you? Man if you :oops: were really going to do what you said you. should just wait till u get to the polls.

  40. December 3, 2014

    To be a scam you have to be intelligent, and educated.

  41. DC
    December 3, 2014

    Who cares? After your revelations, I would never confide in you! Dominicans, must pay attention to your utterances. You are exactly where you belong. We shall crush each and every one of the bitter souls! Victory for the DLP!

  42. December 3, 2014

    Dr . Benjamin, with your intelligent, education, you can’t fool me with my wisdom the Lord gave me, Garson you always been uwp supporter atlist few years before you announce switch your vote to uwp, I read the paragraph it stated you own q95, l listened to this station everyday 3 years by now and this station anti dlp,

  43. Righteous
    December 3, 2014

    Mr. Dr. Benjamin, you see it is really funny that most time you hear this phrase being used, “common sense beats education”, it is used by an educated individual who tries to appease a “not so educated individual”. With all the common sense you have, would you have been admitted to school to become a doctor? While we all have heard this phrase at some point in our lives, we live in a world where common sense can’t get you a job. Have you ever heard the expression that “fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college, or because they didn’t”? (L.L Hendren). Given a choice, I will chose an educated man any day of a man with no education because an educated man has the ability to listen to almost anything without losing his temper or his self-confidence. I can’t say the same for a man with common sense. I guess there will always be educated men like you who think that you have not gotten your due diligence from the current DLP or was snubbed in some way and feel that not voting for Skerritt will make you feel better. That being the case, vote on my brother.

    One Love Dominicans!!!!!

    • Views Expressed
      December 3, 2014

      you miss the common sense point

    • answer
      December 4, 2014

      It’s ok to move from the DLP to the UWP party or UWP to DLP, that does not mean that one hate Skerrit everyone has the right to change their minds so don’t get your panties twisted or roll up in a bun.

      ONE LOVE

    • Consider...
      December 4, 2014

      Consider this: Education is valuable only when one is able to reason. Moreover, to be able to reason effectively, one requires common sense. One can become quite knowledgeable when both reasoning and commonsense are articulated, especially since these traits are innate. An educated man may be slow to anger because he possesses these traits. A lack of education is certainly no hindrance to conquer societal inventions…people do not need to be confined to a formal educational system to become “educated” or well-respected. Some of the most successful people in the history of our culture never attended college. They read, explore, ask questions, learn from experience and discuss subject matter with people who have different perspectives or share similar interests. While education is important, it’s equally important to analyze what we truly value in education. If it’s success that we value, one’s potential should not be devalued because they do not possess a college degree. Just ask the likes of Henry Ford, Bill Gates, and Michael Dell.
      The End.

      • mine
        December 4, 2014

        We in the 20th century now high diploma and associate is nothing is people with bachelor employers are looking at. So Griffin you should be ashame of yourself

  44. lougawo
    December 3, 2014

    I doing like doc votin with my head votin the blueeeeeeeeeeee

  45. jomo
    December 3, 2014

    I am UWp but voting Labour.

  46. A Mam0
    December 3, 2014

    The things Skreritt says on radio where on earth could a prime minister would remain in office after all, where are the respect we once had as a nation?

    • The Facts
      December 4, 2014

      The things some of you have stated about the PM. Where on earth would you be justified to state this and not be arrested and asked to prove your words? You find fault in him. Find fault in yourself and the others like yourself. This is why I state some of you non DLP supporters are not fair.

    • Yea Right
      December 4, 2014

      And where on earth would a person like Linton get into office for all the bad comments he has made like calling minister rapists, calling women prostitutes, calling the vulnerable greedy. Come on. You can support your party but both have said things that were not nice.

      Dr. Benjamin can choose to vote for Lennox if he wants but he should not come on public radio and say that he is Labourite. He is not.

      Good luck Benjamin. Another crab came out of the barrel but we will lick you all on Monday.

  47. Annonymous
    December 3, 2014

    cant understand why people who say that they are so smart or intelligent are so irrational, unbalanced, provocative, violent, disruptive, disrespectful, unmannerly and wicked in their attempt to win votes and a general election. You all disregard the law of the land simply because you have lost the fight. what is that you all did not receive from Skerrit that you all hate them man so much. He and the labour party helped and provided for your grand parents and other relatives and school children. Jealousy and hatred kills. God is greater than man and He hates jealousy and envy.

    • answer
      December 4, 2014

      Not voting for Skerrit does not mean that you hate him, everyone cannot vote Skerrit there must be an opposition we are not a Communist Country

    • set up
      December 4, 2014

      Yes we are jealous and have every tight yo be Jealous of Skerrit and other ministers who started if with little and now have 3 and 5 houses, million dollars houses while as a HARD WORKING civil servant cannot build a house and my dollar not meeting dollar…YES I AM JEALOUS.

  48. Benjie
    December 3, 2014

    Doc come better than that, you are free to vote for whoever you want that is your right. However the reasons you are giving for not voting Labour is bias, based on the fact that you have only analysed statements and actions of Skeritt. What about the statements made by the leader of the UWP and his agressive and hostile attitude when cofronted with certain situations. The leader of the party which you now support refered to the young people of Dominica as PROSTITUTES, some of his top supporters refered to the Bishop as a BLOODSUCKER. the leader of the party which you now support has threatened to disannoint a pastor. Based on what you are saying it looks as if you have jumped from the frying pan into the fire.

  49. oh lawd
    December 3, 2014

    While everyone as the right to choose in a democratic society, what I have a problem with is a civil servant, regardless of which party you support, being so blatant as to their political comments. Isn’t there a rule that civil servants are not suppose to brandish political colours and get so directly involved in politics on a such a wide scale? At 8am shouldn’t he have been at the hospital doing morning rounds like he is being paid to do by the Government? He could have simply come on air and addressed the issue of the photo which was taken of him and Mr. Francis and let that end there. Being a civil servant I don’t think it was right for him to go around calling names which he is politically affiliated to. If the DLP wins and he and the other doctor get sacked for being so politically entwined, I hope they will not cry victimization, because there are rules against that. Do correct me if I am wrong. Or is their reason for showing their political prowess due to the face that they are respectfully the only Dominicans on island trained in their respectful fields, there for making it difficult for any government to sack them, hence they feel they have a bit more wiggle room than the average civil servant? Hmmmm

    • Fed Up #1
      December 5, 2014

      Is it okay for civil servants to openly support the Labour Party and call the radio stations and go on the platforms? Since Skerrit has come into office it appears he has signalled it is okay to lie, cheat, steal and be unethical. I mean just look at that blatant lie about Labour not paying for voters airfares. We need a better role model to run the country.

  50. December 3, 2014

    :lol: look majiee yo tout fou

  51. Lougawoo Mem
    December 3, 2014

    Certainly, it’s clear that the majority of the country is awakened with all what’s going on in the country. Doctor Benjamin is on point in Layman’s term. I hope the Laborites put that one to rest about Mr. Linton’s capacity to lead. The time is now for every citizen of the land to have a good look in the mirror, and ask his or herself, is this what you want to continue for your child’s future?

    This is not about Laborites, Freedomites, UWPites, it is about Dominicanites. We are witnessing a regime that is becoming bold in its action against the constitution and against the people of the land. The supporters are misguided by their leader who said, “No law, no constitution can stop him.” So what do we expect? Go figure!

  52. hector
    December 3, 2014

    I want wen dlp come back in office to remove all those wolves in sheep clothing. We dont need them on board. Thats y i will more trust a uWP than some people like that. at least u know where the UWP stand but those so call labor who dont get wat they want r quick to turn on u.

  53. DANZIGER
    December 3, 2014

    Ill vote UWP BUT ON TUESDAY THE 9 OF DECEMBER, Monday the 8, is Labour all the way so who vex rest.

  54. %
    December 3, 2014

    Am voting with my head that’s why majority of us will be keeping lennox linton out of the house.

    • Dancea
      December 3, 2014

      Agreed. Well done, Dr Benjamin. I don’t know that we care which way you are voting. That’s your private business. People like me are voting with my head — not so sure about you. You are obviously a very aggrieved person, in other words a typical UWP supporter. Those of us who are truly voting with our heads will vote on the basis of the personality, character, curriculum vitae, experience and track record of the contenders for prime ministership. And on the basis of these irrefutable criteria there is only one contender in the race and that is PM Skerrit.

    • Looking In
      December 3, 2014

      You should use the head on your shoulder.

  55. December 3, 2014

    Its seems like Dr Benji move is a hard blow to many labourites, welcome on board Doc :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

  56. mornepatat
    December 3, 2014

    Good to know we still have men with principles and backbone

  57. Mwen
    December 3, 2014

    I did the same analysis and came to exactly the same conclusion. Skerrit has not stepped up to the plate. He came to the game 15 years ago and remained stagnant. Just like many of the old civil servants who left high school with 7 GCEs got jobs got appointed and never improved themselves. And after 15/20 years became useless walls in key positions. That is why Dominica has fallen behind the rest of the OECS/Caribbean.
    If it were not for your corrupt practices Mr. Skerrit, I would have asked you to go prepare yourself to make a good come-back but, I don’t think that we want to see people like you in public affairs again.

  58. fedup
    December 3, 2014

    first of all if you had common sense you would not say you are a labourite,it makes no sense. you would sound like one with common sense if you said you were at a time a labourite. if the reasons you gave on here is what give you reason for voting uwp you sound like one who lakes good sense of reasoning..my thought about you is that you have an axe to grind..tell us the real reason why you voting uwp..linton have sense according to you because he changed his plans of going to the airport..in the first place if he lennox linton hand any good sense he would never come up with this idea going to the airport..someone with common sense spoke to him.debate my my foot..no debate would make me change my mind as to who am voting..every darn thing the americans do you all want to follow. because a man debate better than another man,thats makes him more capable of running a country?it seems like you on the valium and need to wake up concerning who winning election..you better prepare for those crazy heads when labour take us to victory

    • Truth
      December 3, 2014

      That’s the serious problem with you all Labourites, can’t reason, can’t see without the red shades in you’ll eyes. A bunch of very angry people only cares about personal handouts not country.

    • December 4, 2014

      THE WORD IS,”LACKS”

  59. Anonymous
    December 3, 2014

    Dr Benjamin you have made some very interesting points regarding common and education. Common sense is rare. Some leaders forgot how they got into office, they forget their humble beginning. When they become threatened they call aspiring leaders novice, rookie, uneducated, unemployed, lack of degree, but by their behavior they act like experienced, employed, full with degree , and educated ghetto mannerism.
    Just an observer wishing Dominicans will look the future from a perspective that will have longterm benefits to the country and it’s people.

  60. tell
    December 3, 2014

    Everyone has the right to vote the party of his/her choice Good luck with your decison. Man to man is so unjust.

  61. love I
    December 3, 2014

    Ahhhhh Mr. Skerrit you know you losing……Thank you Doctor Benjamin, we must not be afraid to be fair and make decisions on common sense…

  62. Disciple
    December 3, 2014

    Benjamin, u and Wesley n Marigot people love too much attention, ur vote is a cry, its a plea singing for your supper….keep your decision to yourself, n u obviously have no common sense….waste if time readong this!

    • Anonymous
      December 3, 2014

      Why are u guys so unlearned and so ignorant. This is the statement of an educated, intelligent and sensible person. What he says makes a lot of sense. Some of the responses of the PM against Linton were not called for and whether or not you are at political loggerheads that does not mean you have to berate someone. Get your facts in order people. We should be more mature than that. I agree with the Doctor’s statement.

      • December 3, 2014

        You should know better, people used their intelligent their education to fool others, and you sound you’re the type of person someone who intelligent educated easy to fool you, use your wisdom .

      • Ba Yo Bwa
        December 3, 2014

        All you needed to make is your last statement. Did you just come out of hiding? Linton has berated the PM and everything Dominican for 10 straight years! Now the shoe is on the other feet, you bawling how much it hurts. Did you not hear the prostituting remark by Linton? Or the “some people need to die in Dominica” by Lugay? Or the threat to take over the country “even at the point of a gun” by Linton’s brother? Or the call for “boots on the ground” by Prevost. Or the terrorist threat to mob the Douglas-Charles to incite confrontation and violence to returning Dominicans? What world you living in?

    • BARBED DAWG
      December 3, 2014

      but u read it… guess we know how to get attention… or u wouldn’t have an opinion on that…

    • Methusala
      December 3, 2014

      Now you have touched a nerve. Wesley and Marigot people do not like neither are we seeking attention. You are forced to give us the attention even if we do not seek it because of our intelligence, Common sense, ambitions, honesty, integrity, loyalty and independence. You give us attention because we are capable of reasoning, understanding, and intelligent analysis of issues. Lastly, you give us that attention because when you look at your reflection in the mirror you realize that Marigot and Wesley people have all the qualities that any sensible person should aspire to. However instead of aspiring to attain such and believe that you are capable of the same you cloud your path of someone who you would like to be, Roosevelt Skerrit, because it is easier to have him think for you instead of you thinking for yourself.
      Wake up, be ambitious and strive to be like a Marigot or Wesley person and then you will get the attention that comes naturally to Wesley and Marigot people instead to be left in the shadows craving the said attention.

  63. %
    December 3, 2014

    u sound just as mad as your patience,i think u need to take a dose of your own medicine .to say linton has more commence sence,u are just a wolf in sheep clothing all of all you coming out now cause all you think workers will win election,they wont not under lennox linton

    • Anonymous
      December 3, 2014

      % Go learn to spell then come back. Otherwise, watch and learn. you are actually proving Benjamin’s point!!!

    • ?????
      December 3, 2014

      Did you mean ‘patient’.

    • Aa
      December 3, 2014

      You must be one of his patients

    • TeteMorne I From...
      December 4, 2014

      :mrgreen:

  64. Commentry
    December 3, 2014

    AMENNNN it just starting.. whosssssssssssssssd

  65. December 3, 2014

    Dr. Benjamin is demonstrating, that he is an independent thinker. That not what Skerrit wants around him. Only spineless whimps and yes men wanted . No room around Skerrit for men who can speak and think for themselves.

    • what.
      December 3, 2014

      @silver bird, what you say is so correct but I have to remind you that Lennox is no different, look at what he did to Isidore. But I guess that is of small importance to you.

  66. Lie
    December 3, 2014

    Doc, you got to wait another 5 years to measure the curtains and carpets for the presidential palace. Give Lenox your degrees then we will vote for him? re you blue vex too.

    • Duggie
      December 3, 2014

      Lie, please check what are the qualifications needed to be the Prime Minister of Dominica. When you check please post your comment.

      • Methusala
        December 3, 2014

        Why waste your time with someone who evidently is very incapable of an elementary level understanding? Do you know the story about shallow and the flute. Lazy and love to eat, what was his demise? Leave them alone, they will come home.

      • TeteMorne I From...
        December 4, 2014

        Anyone can run for President of Dominica. I am gearing toward the next one, and I am a garbage collector. :mrgreen:

  67. concur
    December 3, 2014

    “Benjamin said he listened to Skerrit at a DLP rally in Lagoon on Tuesday night and he thinks the prime minister has conceded that he is going to lose the election.”

    Benjamin I agree with you. I am listening to the speech on news and asking myself why is the prime minister crying and worried; why is he sooo concerned when all polls held indicate that the DLP will win the election. That is not the speech off a victorious person – basically the prime minister sounds defeated.

    I must say Mr. Prime Minister stop crying, you have your eleven seats already.

    SMH

    God bless Dominica.

  68. MOU
    December 3, 2014

    All the intelligent people of Dominica are supporting the UWP. Now the result of this election will tell whether Dominica has more intelligent people that not. Let’s show the world that we’re not a bunch of bin bags and vote for Team Dominica on Monday.

  69. Eugenia
    December 3, 2014

    Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy the ship sinking in the deep blue sea.

  70. Nesty .
    December 3, 2014

    Doc, i wish all Dominicans would think like you , Vote with their heads .

  71. temp not a labourite
    December 3, 2014

    i am too is a labourite from 1999 and can see that the leader of the labour party has lost his marbles. if someone was to listen and analyse all his speeches one would realise that he is not well and shows signs of a saviour syndrome… he is a pathalogical liar and is a vicious person with regards to victimising people….

    i am not saying i cannot vote labour again but i will vote danny lugay this time because change is inevitable…
    skerrit see’s himself as the first and only prime minister dominica will ever have.

    labourite open allu eyes and be wise the prime minister has to let go for another labour minister or new member… he has stained his reputation and is destroying oliver rosey pierro and mike legacy. greed and power has clouded his judgement…

  72. pffff
    December 3, 2014

    Lawddddd look it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What truly happening with DLP???? nuff stalwarts abandoning ship like, Skerrit have ebola or something lol lol lol

    If I was a supporter woulda be wondering what going on???? The man just indirectly say he lost eh……telling people about their sorry this, their sorry that…….he using all tactics now…..Now scare tactics, TRYING TO SCARE PEOPLE OUT OF THE IDEA OF CHANGE????? CHEAP SHOT BUT I WILL GIVE U A THUMBS UP FOR TRYING!!!!

    CHANGE IS A MUST!!!!!

    • Waterfall
      December 4, 2014

      Griffin Benjamin and Griffin St Hilaire have not been labourites for over ten years. What is their agenda? ?You people think that it is your interest that they have at heart? Research shows the name Griffin means dangerous and fierce. They are living out their legacies I guess. Careful how you name your children…. Could be detrimental ….

  73. Big stuff
    December 3, 2014

    Well blows coming ur way Dr Benjamin…..the usual labour talk…you were a UWP in disguise or u wanted something but didn’t get…..just wait they coming all guns blazing …

    • Methusala
      December 3, 2014

      No, he did not want something that he did not get. He only came out now so that he is not victimized months before the election leaving his family in a wanting state. And this should be a very clear indicator that there are many more dissatisfied supporters within the DLP camp but who are afraid of been victimized. So take note of what the outcome is going to be.

      • The Facts
        December 6, 2014

        What you have implied is that he is certain that UWP will win therefore he jumped ship. No one can be certain about that. They must have promised him a job if thy win the election. I hope he was not deceived.
        As for dissatisfied supporters, this is not something new within any Party be it in D/ca or elsewhere. It is nothing to shout about. It is as employees who are dissatisfied with their bosses. Some seek employment elsewhere.

  74. kAY
    December 3, 2014

    I couldn’t listen Dr. Benjamin on the radio show; but I must agree. Why DLP don’t show up to debate ??? There is a reason; there is a leader on the other side with much much much common sense; regardless the degrees. Ashame.

    • The Facts
      December 6, 2014

      So you think. Not all will agree with you.

  75. Dominican heart
    December 3, 2014

    Dr Benjamin man. He is very well esteemed in the Dominican society, he holds numerous degrees. If he is able to acknowledge that the UWP will be able to bring progress to dominica

  76. Anonymous
    December 3, 2014

    Dr Benjamin you have made some very important points on common sense verses education. The Prime minister has forgotten how he got into office. Calling people Novice, Rookie, unemployed, uneducated and much more. No respect for counterpart. He drops off any thing that comes from his much. The Americans call it “ghetto”. We need leaders that will teach their people how to fish and not hand them fishes.

    • The Facts
      December 6, 2014

      Many people think that Linton is arrogant. I have heard he is not a people person. What type of leader can he make?

  77. December 3, 2014

    doctor Benjamin thank you for the information you a giving us strength and confidence change is a must mr skirit realized that he is losing the election i think he needs counselling try to help him DR and let him know that he needs a rest we a tired of his stile of leadership :lol: :lol: goodbye pm thank you for serving the country the people from the diaspora coming home to vote please make the right decisions

  78. Ras B
    December 3, 2014

    Benjy, I agree with you in toto. From my vantage point, your fellow Wesley teacher and friend following the events in D/ca on line, I have said repeatedly that the DLP has lost this election and UWP will win it with a fair majority. However to ensure that I get published on DNO, I have implied that the elections will be close, but I sincerely believe that UWP will take it.

    The organisational ability of Team Dominica is head and shoulders above DLP. Think about 14 months ago the UWP was all but dead and in comes Mr Linton and reactivates the party into this force with crowds as big or bigger than the DLP at their rallies and with no foreign artiste. It speaks volumes.

  79. Nurse
    December 3, 2014

    I have yet to meet anyone with JUST common sense who practice medicine. If common sense is what it takes to succeed then why do u have a medical degree. You are sending a bad message to young people. You can vote for whoever you want. That is what democracy is all about. Linton had plenty of luck and a well known father on his side. Many people with just common sense do not make it in today’s world.

    • whoistoblame
      December 3, 2014

      Nurse, do you know everyone is using natural medicine now? you dont need a degree to use natural medicine and do you know that therE are EDUCATE3D FOOLS?

      • The Facts
        December 6, 2014

        Many of them, all over the world. It is said those with degrees are not the most intelligent ones. It has been proven time and time again.

    • Yea Right
      December 4, 2014

      Education is not important but he is a Dr. and his daughter did about 9 subjects at CXC. Stop sending the wrong message to the young people. Tell them stop school because it is not important.

  80. December 3, 2014

    If this one does not put things in perspective for the few Labor Supporters still blindly following Roosevelt Skerrit, then I just don’t know what will. My fellow Dominicans, this switching of allegiances by some of the most prominent Labor Stalwarts is a clear indication that Dominica is at a crossroad where each and EVERY Citizen must decide between right and wrong, between obedience to the law and lawlessness, between honesty, integrity and transparency and lies, corruption and secrecy in Government and, last but not least, between Democracy and Communism.
    The issues of the economy, foreign policy and national security, though important, are really not the most important factors in this election. The most important factor is saving Dominica from a man in the name of Roosevelt Skerrit who is hell-bent on taking away the freedoms, independence and sovereignty of ALL Dominican Citizens. A man that has allowed power to get to his head in the worst way. A man that has shown his willingness to use all the Institutions of the State to suppress the will of the People. A man that opposes dissent and victimizes anyone who dares to speak against him.
    Laborites, we need you to wake up and start looking at things without red colored lenses. Our PM is winding out of control. No Dominican can afford to allow the Prime Minister to take Dominica down the same path as Cuba, Syria, North Korea and other Countries where only one man and a few of his close friends control the people indefinitely. If this is allowed to happen, whether you believe it or not, Labor supporters will feel it too. Why? Because in a Communist System there is NO middle class. If you are not part of the Elite Ruling Class, you are in the same boat with everyone else, blue, red, black, green or yellow!!!

    • The Facts
      December 6, 2014

      Because a few decided to follow another Party, other DLP’s must follow them? Do you want them to be one fool makes many fools? He is no Labourite.

  81. Excellent
    December 3, 2014

    Yes Benji, I always know you to be smart, but now I realsie you are not just smart but intelligent. You made a good speech, and I agree to that. UWP let’s come out to vote. Do not stay at home, come out.,planes coming from Tortola, US and everywhere all chartered by Mr Skerritt. Come Monday all that done. All those in position placed in by Political influences can now start packing.

    • The Facts
      December 6, 2014

      You must be God or a fortune teller who can tell the future. Wait and see.

  82. Barbara Saunders
    December 3, 2014

    Now Good Sir,
    Number one,
    I am not sure whether you had done a similar public disclosure when your support was with the labour party, but why should the public care where you as an individual plan to cast your vote? I thought that would be a private matter. Look at the lengths that the electoral process goes through to ensure that you exercise that right in privacy. Any intelligent person should immediately look for the hidden agenda of this public disclosure and a few others that I have seen in this last week leading up to the election day.

    Number two, since you are an employee of the state, I suppose you have thought about how you intend to continue serving the government “professionally” in the event that the Labour Party is re-elected, or have you completely ruled out that possibility? That’s the purpose of the restrictions contained in the laws of the public service governing public political activity. They are geared at protection of the same people who seem to be doing everything to discard that protection. When you openly behave as a politician, you forfeit that protection and must prepare yourself for the eventuality of a political response and outcome, right?

    Number three
    So an intelligent person makes blunder after blunder then withdraws/flip flops after he sees the reaction of intelligent people?

    – The President has been illegally elected to office in breach of the Constitution and should not be acknowledged or recognised. (Even lay people on reviewing the procedures contained in the constitution are still looking for the breach)
    – Children of Dominica, boycott the youth rally! (dragging children into national disrespect and defiance of authority)
    – Dominicans, don’t attend the National parade of uniformed groups and other cultural expressions which we have grown to love so much and which people like Raymond Lawrence worked so hard to inculcate in the population. ( He has to turn this on its head and even attend along with his team in 2014)
    – Beneficiaries of the government’s social programmes are greedy, not needy and young people prostitute themselves for assistance from the public purse. (When the people react, it now becomes part of his plans and he even promises to expand on the programmes. I guess there will be a blue clinic?

    – Ministers of Government are rapists ( He is now facing a law suit)
    – He spends money like it comes easy to lead a team in the dead of winter to cities in North America and Europe and the Caribbean to paint Dominica as the worst place on earth to be and the people as the most mendicant and disadvantaged. The economy likewise is the worst in the hemisphere. (He then turns around and promises the same people to shoot the economy to the stars when he takes office with almost no taxes to be paid and a heaven on earth to be created in quick time! Really?)

    – He badmouths Presidents, Bishops, Evangelists, Journalists, Churches, members of his own team that he wishes to discard, just about everybody, (but he really means well and has the welfare of Dominica at heart including those he badmouths)

    – He breaches the election bribery laws by making offers of money to specific groups of public and police officers who are employees of the state if they elect his party to office and then he turns around and leads a campaign against lawfully registered Dominicans living overseas who are exercising their right to come to Dominica to vote.

    – To crown it all, one week before elections he calls on thousands of supporters to find their way down to the airport to confront Dominicans returning home to vote, a few weeks after his own party was pointing out their perceived danger of an organised state event of renaming the airport, even to the extent of warning people about the risks and hazards of driving on the new highway style Paygua road if they were to participate in the re-naming event.

    – When the security forces react and plan to defuse or prevent anarchy, he presides over the airing of a recording on Q 95 of the Chief of Police giving instructions to his men (senior police leaking security details to a radio station, the trend for the future of national security?) and then is forced to call off the demonstration.

    These are just a few examples of the judgement and decision-making abilities of the Leader whom you are promoting and for whom you are putting your private voting privilege and professionalism on the line. Of course, in a democracy, every man to his own order and perhaps if I were to list gaffes that the Labour Party leader has made the list may be longer or just as long but it is not about him is it? For me it is about the one who is asking me to remove that one and put him instead. That’s where my concentration is so I can determine whether I will be doing Dominica a favour with my vote or dealing her with the opposite outcome.

    That’s why, variety is the spice of life and we can’t all think and behave the same right? And that is why we all have the privilege of determining what is intelligence and what is not!

    I do wish Dominica all the best, because after December 08, we all have to live here! Well except those who work in Geneva and Washington and come in to talk at the opportune moment.

    • Anonymous
      December 3, 2014

      Couldn’t have said it better myself

    • The Following
      December 3, 2014

      I can’t believe DNO actually post that long epistle……like really ….u want ppl to start post about Skerrit and his lies and misuse of power and his PM position to acquire weath…..hush tan

    • Anonymous
      December 4, 2014

      And it is obvious who you are voting for.

    • The Facts
      December 6, 2014

      Excellent! As I keep saying, who would want to vote for someone as that? If he wins, God forbid this should happen, I will feel extremely sorry for Dominicans. My strong instinct informs me that this person will not make a suitable leader. Dominica would be down in the dumps. I will say a special prayer for Dominica and nationals that they vote wisely. PM Skerrit would make a better, by far Prime Minister of Dominica.
      Lord, you who know see and hear all things and whom nothing is hidden from, please grant us our wish for the benefit of all Dominican nationals. Thank you Lord!

  83. Ba Yo Bwa
    December 3, 2014

    Like my loving daughter would say to that one, “Whatever, man.” And then go and get your head looked after. Seriously.

  84. ?????????
    December 3, 2014

    Dno…. i believe tue highlight of tue interview was the fact that he rubbished claims by the dlp that sikiri is fou!!

  85. Bishop
    December 3, 2014

    Well said Dr. This is the most intelligent post I have read in a long time. Now we know that when people take their constituents and put them in position over more senior people, especially when they have not a clue, yes not a clue about health.. Glad you saw the light and voting with the man with common sense. One of our first order is to unappoint all those high ups that were appointed in the last year because of political affiliation. Start from the top PM Linton.

  86. Doc. Love
    December 3, 2014

    When Tim Tim and Bannis moved over to the DLP, Skeritt thought it was the end of the UWP. In infact, he tried to convince Dominicans that he would govern Dominica for the next several years. Little did he know, a deliverer nicked named triple L, Leader Lennox Linton, like the Dice said, was waiting to take over the leadership of the country at the right time, which is now. In appears, very soon, the novice, uneducated high school drop out, a fraud, a nonentity, as referred to by Skeritt, will be sending him into hibernation for a long time. I say a long time. When Vince handed over his well established St. Joseph constituency seat, that was a plan, maybe without the knowledge of Skeriit, to advance his education with the intension of returning to Dominica in order discard him from the leadership of the DLP. When Skeritt looses the election on December 8th, he is gone politically, maybe, maybe , he might return as the President of Dominica in the year 2035.

  87. Salisbury
    December 3, 2014

    Amazing these disgruntled labourites

  88. Hot to Handle
    December 3, 2014

    Dr. you lie… you had your intentions already it could not be last night you formed your opinion. Are some of the utterances of Skerrit worst than Lennox. Dr. you see your way to manipulate Lennox and remember you said when people cannot control their behaviour they are sometimes mad… You will become his personal psychiatrist….. Allyu those disgruntled Labourites too dangerous.

    • yes I
      December 3, 2014

      When you become disgruntled I wonder where you will go. But in the meantime change is here whether you like it or not. So join the movement for change before you get disgruntled.

  89. Kalinago
    December 3, 2014

    When someone stays around mad people for too long, their tendencies tend to rub off on that individual. I think that this man has this syndrome. He has lost his mind and Rosie must be rolling in his grave to hear the lies that Mr was paying Rosie’s loans from his salary!

  90. MUST!
    December 3, 2014

    gud job benji

  91. Zuma
    December 3, 2014

    Dr Benjamin thanks for your price,, but I believe you should use that strategy to lobby on behalf of the mentally ill patients who have no home and social support. Like sang and Mabel and yellow just to name a few, and seek proper maintains de for them

    Proper medical attention

    Proper psychological assistance

    Better hospitalised conditions,

    Keep out of the politics and stick to what you know.

    You have failed your patients big time

  92. Domnichen
    December 3, 2014

    What a frail reason for making the wrong decision to vote UWP– LABOR will prevail

  93. time will tell
    December 3, 2014

    That man had the same attitude last election. He and St.Hiliare are on the same page.

  94. Pondera
    December 3, 2014

    Wow! I am voting with my head this time. Mr Linton is far superior than Mr Skerrit. As an academic person, I think Mr Skerrit has taken us as fools in this country. Power has corrupted him absolutely. He will pay the solemn price for his greed and arrogance. We are on our way to deliverance from this corrupt regime. They will answer question.

  95. Truth and Justice
    December 3, 2014

    Thanks Dr, Benjamin, that was my exact reaction to Mr. Skerrit speech, I felt the meeting was that of tired men who knew they were losing. I will give the labour Party credit for the work it did in the 15year of being in power, as an objective , unbiased observer, the Labour Party did what it could however, they have ran out of steam, and it is now time for the people of Dominica to move forward, towards true democracy and not the feudal past of the Skerritt regime, I am a life-long labourite, as my parents were founder members of the labour party, but after listening to last night compared to the workers party meeting I too conceded that the Labour Party had done what they had to do and now they must be removed by the people of Dominica for new blood to revigorate the economy and bring true prosperity to Dominica, prosperity which can be sustained with effort and hard work.
    So Dominicans do not let fear prevent you from voting for the UWP. Linton may not have paper qualifications but he is not uneducated. He is not a boy and yes he has a team not a dictatorship but a team of qualified ministers who will take Dominica forward unlike the dictatorship of Skerrit and that evil, evil,evil, man Charles Savarin, Old labourites, remember Charles Saverin had only one goal self-preservation, so he sold out the freedom party after he destroyed Dominica and the Labour Party and a second time he has destroyed what the Labour party and Leblance stood for. Vote UWP all over Dominica, let us get that landslide victory but let it be blue , blue I love you.

  96. Love For Da All Time
    December 3, 2014

    What a joke !!!!! A profeesional is of the view a non/un educated man can be a Prime Minister in this present world.

    I am done with such a remark…. The progessive this country as made is due in part to the DLP administration.

    There are some people that belive that they are not part of the progessive so they will do what ever it takes to derail the DLP administration.

    I wish to state his criticism of the Prime Minister is more childish that what Mr.Edison James and Mr.Skerrit has said or done.

  97. Anonymous
    December 3, 2014

    Now, that is a typical example of an independent minded person. One can be a Labourite and vote for another candidate or party and any given time, if they are looking at the issues and putting Dominica first. I have looked at both parties in the running right now and both have some good candidates but UWP is superior to the DLP when it comes to candidates with credentials.

    However, I am still undecided and may have to complete my review of both manifestos before I can endorse a party. Tentatively, I am leaning towards supporting individuals as opposed to party and as direct result; I will have candidates from both parties that I think will be in the country’s best interest.

  98. Positively Dominican
    December 3, 2014

    The writing is on the wall. UWP Team Dominica will win the election on 8 December 2014!Mr Lennox Linton is the incoming Prime Minister. Thank You Jesus for saving Dominica and Dominicans!

  99. Anonymous
    December 3, 2014

    Great endorsement!

    It’s time for the other silent individuals to openly endorse the party of their choice. I who like to hear which party the following influential people endorse:
    Eliud Williams
    Shane Shillingford
    Brian Alleyne
    Billy Doctrove

  100. Jbfox
    December 3, 2014

    Vote who u want u will just be on the losing side.

  101. Country first
    December 3, 2014

    Oh MY GOSH. You’ve just expressed everything I have been thinking for the past few weeks. Welcome aboard Dr. Benjamin. Misplaced loyalties will not take us forward. We must put country first in everything we do. It is a free country, and I applaud your stance. Not many are as brave as you to do this publicly. I agree with you 100% and I will be voting the UWP even if my family cannot be persuaded otherwise. Dominicans need to stop blindly following parties and look at the relevant issues affecting our country. Sometimes I am just amazed at the level of stupidity…all these funds being spent on the campaign but some of us University students are not able to graduate because of non payment of fees by the government. This government is not concerned about us as the future of Dominica. And that…made me change my views towards them, among many other things. Beware, however, you are going to be placed under a lot of pressure and victimization from party supporters.

  102. >Me Again
    December 3, 2014

    Very good Dr. There needs to be more like you. I believe there are many more but they are not talking. We will hear them after Skerrit loses. I decided to change gear a while not. I was a Rosieite.

  103. The Fact
    December 3, 2014

    Thank you Mr Benjamin for not beating around the bush and saying it as it is. Bold and fearless. Let people like you for speaking the truth and not pretending and being a hypocrite. People it is NOT a party thing anymore its a COUNTRY thing right now.!!

  104. Chakademus
    December 3, 2014

    Sounds like the good doctor is infatuated with Linton. I agree with his conclusion though, for a couple of reasons:
    1) Never let a political party take your vote for granted. This is what is happening to the black community in America.
    2) It is wise for a country to change it’s government every few terms to keep from falling into dictatorship.

    Selah!

    • Anonymous
      December 4, 2014

      Couldn’t be better said. Dominicans need to change their mentality. Hey need to think, think, think for themselves . Do not let any one man take your mind. Think f your children’s futures. Analyze for yourself. You don’t need a PhD to do that. Common sense wins every time. Education is great. I am well educated. But I use Godly wisdom and common sense much more than any degree, every Ttime. Rise Dominicans, rise. Skerrit will take you down with him.

  105. Rocky Hills
    December 3, 2014

    It’s not Rocket Science to affirm what he said….

    The Obama Administration is Happily awaiting UWP Team Dominica victory at the Dec 08th Polls..

    The State Department sees Mr.Linton as someone they can trust and Dialogue with…

    Remember those Wikileaks Cables? from the US Embassy in Barbados to US State Department in Washington, when they clearly indicated that Dominca’s Prime Minister Skerritt is out of Depth with his Fellow Caribbean Leaders…

    Big Bro is monitoring Dominica’s situation..

    • crazy people
      December 4, 2014

      Really? what has american ever done for Dominica or anywhere else where they have little or no interest? American just want to control

  106. Anonymous
    December 3, 2014

    Amen to that Sir

  107. Free Thinker
    December 3, 2014

    Yes I, Skerrit you are on your own…..Captain the ship is sinking!!!!

  108. Interesting
    December 3, 2014

    hmmm laborites don’t vote UWP, so don’t call yourself a laborite, but its your right to vote your fellow church member

  109. Anonymous
    December 3, 2014

    Workeeeeers

  110. crazy people
    December 3, 2014

    It is a truth that when you treat too many crazy and mad person, you too become like them…long time i see Dr. Benjamin should be a patient at the psychiatric unit….. d man fou

  111. Achille Chris Joseph
    December 3, 2014

    I have echoed similar thoughts for some time now. Dominicans appear to still embrace the historical and fundamental beliefs which made the labour party. We have cherished the social safety nets, positive discrimination, higher education, fundamental human rights, the place of the family and the role of the ordinary man in society and the economy. That’s some of the things which make up the labour party. I believe that most of us in Dominica are Labourites! But it does not end there. Being a Labourite does not automatically translate to voting the shoe. You see, those who lead the party determine how Labourites vote. When Labourites no longer identify with the leadership of the party, they vote, but not for the party. And this is what will happen next Monday. There is an implosion taking place right now; an implosion fuelled by a leadership crisis, value corruption and loads of unanswered questions. So, me too! I voting UWP!

    Achille Chris Joseph

    • Barbara Saunders
      December 4, 2014

      yes of course,

      It is good for some of you to come out in the open instead of hiding behind DAIC and DEF and arranging debates five days before election and asking the public for their opinion on debates without telling them who will be the moderator, what is the format, who will be posing the questions etc. In the US Presidential debates they select their best and most brilliant media personnel to conduct the proceedings and have a series of debates on various aspects of governance. What was intended here?

      Anyway, I just fail to see what business it is of mine or anyone else where Achille Chris Joseph intends to vote. What is his locus standi in the national scheme of things? All I can see is an attempt to try to persuade voters in a certain direction but I urge voters to weigh all that they have seen and heard in the balance and let that guide their decision on Monday 08.

    • crazy people
      December 4, 2014

      good for you but alas, it will make no difference because you voted them last time anyway and even if you did not, you will still be voting the loosing team!

  112. workers
    December 3, 2014

    benjamin you can rub shoulders with who the hell u want.is all you so that wish all you were in the p.m shoe.when he gets back in government he will teach you a lesson.

    • Me
      December 4, 2014

      That is exactly why people like Dr. Benjamin will vote for the opposition. They no longer want to live with intimidation hanging over their heads.

  113. MY 2cents
    December 3, 2014

    You know what they say, psychiatrist end up like their patients or worst. And Dr Griffin Benjamin has been showing signs that he himself need to see a psychiatrist. After reading this article I have to say Dr Benjamin sound like a really stupid person. The article makes no sense

  114. Mahaut
    December 3, 2014

    There are many quiet Dr. Benjamins waiting in the shadows for Dec 8 to come. The strength of the nation is in it people and we will come out to change things around.

  115. Massacre
    December 3, 2014

    The doctor has a heart! And has seen the need to lend his voice now to the the crys of the people who see that Dominica needs to be saved from the tryranical dictatorship that we are seeing in Da today.
    How can a man who was democratically elected, deploy the police to gaurd the airport to protect people who he has bribed to come voted to keep him in power? Those people do not live in Dominica but want to force their will on us! Oh God have mercy on him for he is crazy!

  116. Oh Yes
    December 3, 2014

    That says a lot from a professional who understands how thought processes work.

  117. smh
    December 3, 2014

    Welcome to the victory train Dr. Benjamin…Only the wise and right thinking join the ‘Becoming the Best Train’. The wind of change is getting larger and larger and I love this bluetiful thing God is helping us do. Thank You Jesus, Lennox we are interceding upon your behalf and God will do mightier things on December 8TH in Jesus Name. CHANGE IS A MUST, AND REALLY NOT AN OPTION.

  118. Praying Hands
    December 3, 2014

    Dr. Benjamin, I wish all other laborites had a back-bone and balls like you. Even we are laborites we have to know right from wrong. How can we allow one demonic individual to lead us down a path of destruction? The man has lost all sense of reason, now we cannot go to our airport; in which country around the world have you ever heard of such none sense. Dr. Benjamin, I think you need to evalute this man and stay close to him during the election with a straight jacket because he will need one. I hope other die hard laborites take a page from your book and stand up for change. I applaud you SIR.

  119. shart
    December 3, 2014

    Mr. Benjamin have no doubt PM Skerrit will win the Dec 8, 2014 election handsomely. But what I find strange your mother told u common sense beat education but she didn’t keep u at your home she send u Primary School, College and u even went university. In 2014, for u to justify your points u saying once u have common sense u don’t need to go further your education, what a shame to hear intelligent men like u speak foolishness in an election season. My friend u still have a life after election, Lennox Linton must be laughing at big men like u with education speaking such rubbish.

  120. Anonymous
    December 3, 2014

    I wish we had more citizens like Dr. Benjamin who but Party alliances to one side for once and do what is best for the country as a whole and it’s citizens. I applaud you Sir!

  121. Boy
    December 3, 2014

    Need to see more professionals. rise over the next few days and say we support the move towards a better Dominica. Lennox has proven himself. And no one who is fair can dispute that.
    This will help some of the undecided to make up their minds.

  122. kingman
    December 3, 2014

    good for you Dr. that’s where you making your money so that’s where your support should go for yo tot fou

  123. Frank Talker
    December 3, 2014

    Skerrit has definitely outlived his usefulness as a political leader. I honestly believe DLP would perform better with a leader like Vince.

    • December 4, 2014

      I am sure you can find other good persons within the DLP that can try to turn the party around after the election one that will research what the motto of DLP was and should be in years gone by and I am referring to years before the present leader, I beg to differ Vince is not of any type of leadership material whatsoever.
      I grew up with 2 political parties for a long while then over time another one was born but before we had DLP & Freedom and now we have UWP Team Dominica. DLP is in a mess.. This is a chance for DFP party to move themselves forward to becoming the official Opposition

  124. You tout fou
    December 3, 2014

    So doc Benjamin who is going to treat you now that you have gone mad?

  125. john
    December 3, 2014

    And that is News? Slow news day?

  126. Straight
    December 3, 2014

    If I could vote twice I would definitely vote Joshua Francis!

  127. Boy
    December 3, 2014

    Love for our country.

  128. Boy
    December 3, 2014

    Welcome Dr Benjamin. This election is about Dominica. And our live for country.

  129. Dawn
    December 3, 2014

    Wow- now that is analysis and honesty for you……. no ra ra talk. Thank you Sir.

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

:) :-D :wink: :( 8-O :lol: :-| :cry: 8) :-? :-P :-x :?: :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: more »

 characters available