UPDATE: Lennox Linton served with court papers

Linton said he is not afraid or intimidated
Linton said he is not afraid or intimidated

Leader of the United Workers Party, Lennox Linton, has been served with legal papers in a matter involving utterances he made at a UWP youth rally recently.

Linton told privately-owned Q95 on Friday morning that two police officers visited his home on Thursday at around 6:30 pm to deliver the statement of claims of 18 ministers who are suing him for defamation.

According to Linton the statements were filed in the court on June 18, 2014.

He said the claims are seeking damages for slander.

The matter goes back to the UWP’s “Youth In IT Too” rally recently St Joseph during which Linton referred to alleged activities by ministers as rape and noted that there is no honor in a government that harbors them.

“There can be no honor in a government that harbors rapist ministers and upholds extortion of sexual services from young people seeking the facilitation of ministers to get personal development assistance from the public purse,” he said at the rally.

Among the claimants are prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, attorney general, Levi Peter and all members of cabinet.

“I am in consultation with my attorneys and we will begin the preparation of our defence very soon,” Linton said.

He described the matter as “serious” and a “national event.”

“This is a matter that allows the people of Dominica to understand who really has been serving them in governement for the past 14 years,” he stated. “Because elsewhere in the Caribbean for much less than what ministers of government in Dominica know they are guilty of, ministers of government have been fired from their jobs. All of that will come out in the court.”

He said all 18 claimants have to stand up in court “and say what they know about specific complaints that have been made against ministers of government in their conducts toward young ladies, more particularly, who has been seeking assistance from these ministers from the public purse.”

Linton said that he is not intimidated and is unafraid.

“I am ready to defend. I am ready to tell the court and the world what I know,” he said.

 

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159 Comments

  1. June 30, 2014

    Mr. Linton should have known better before he goes running his mouth on a public platform in an effort to win cheap votes.
    There are many questions Mr. Linton should have considered before making his public statement.
    1. Did any of these women report these rape allegations to the police?
    2. If so, did the police conduct an investigation into these allegations?
    3. What were the outcomes of these investigations. I.E. were any ministers or anyone prosecuted or cautioned relating to these alleged rape incidents?
    4. Was there any police forensic examination carried out on the alleged victims of rape?
    5. If so what were the results of the forensic examinations?
    6. Did the results match the DNA of the alleged accusers?
    7. Who are the alleged victims and accusers these rape allegations are referring too.
    You cannot make serious allegations of that nature by accusing someone of such a serious act without having the physical evidence to back it up. This is highly irresponsible.
    This whole matter boils down to “responsibilities and judgement”.

    If the leader of the opposition who has high hopes and aspirations of becoming the next Prime Minister of Dominica can make such irresponsible and reckless comments about government ministers; then serious questions must be asked about his “judgement and responsibilities” if he was prime minister.
    It seem to me that Mr. Linton’s comments were the actions of a desperate opposition politician who has now realised, that the only way his party could win the upcoming general election is to throw dirty mud, hoping that it will stick against the recipients the mud was thrown at. (refer to the old proverb/cliche: there is no smoke without fire)
    This is dirty politics of the worst kind and let us hope that Mr. Linton and the UWP suffer the consequences for their actions.

    • Concerned!
      June 30, 2014

      This is petty and ridiculous. It is a common trend for politicians to sling mud at each other during campaigns; is this not the case especially in the Caribbean. C’mon…. These politician should disregard such pettiness and move on and focus on the things at hand to keep them in their seats and make Dominica a better place. This is a waste of government money to retain an attorney to represent the entire cabinet (and guess what, the hired attorney is smiling all the way to the bank) in such foolishness. How much does this attorney make at the end of such representation? The amount over and above to cover the expenses to completely renovate the Marigot Hospital. First village our investors and tourist are welcomed into once they touch down in our Blessed Green Dominica. Stop wasting time.

      • Truth
        June 30, 2014

        You can disregard it if it will have no implications. But you cannot disregard it if it is meant to bring down a good name and trust. What the UWP has realized is that the Labour Party is the only party where ministers and the people interact frequently, which is very much appreciated by Dominicans and others alike. So to destroy that relationship and trust, they have to sling mud. GO LABOUR GO! AINT NOBODY STOPPING US!!!!

      • Anonymous
        June 30, 2014

        I can hardly believe that in the year 2014 anybody would want to continue with the degenerate traditions of our society. If you are in the majority we shall all wear your badge, whether I like it or not…which I don’t.

      • bold and beautiful
        June 30, 2014

        I agree with u that they throw stones at each other . but the time has come when persons must be held responsible for there actions and statements. you don’t keep accusing persons for things that you cant prove and someone must be made example of so that these things can end.
        do you think that if someone breaks into your house and still your dvd player the court should say his a petit thief and let him go or should he pay for breaking into your home. well it all comes down to this if u can stand on a public podium and make such bold accusations then u must dance to the music u a playing

    • Anonymous
      June 30, 2014

      I’d rather see this matter played out in court. It is too important to ignore. Let the plaintiffs and the defendant state their case in the public arena. Actually, I am looking forward to our ministers being grilled. If that is not in the public interest no writ would have been issued by the Govt. lawyers, so let the games begin.

    • January 23, 2016

      we will no after the cases don’t fly so high so soon

  2. kimrah
    June 29, 2014

    lennox God is with you. :wink:

    • Anonymous.
      June 30, 2014

      If it is true then Lenny is hero.
      You cannot do that and get away with it.

  3. Just in
    June 29, 2014

    The man specifically said government ministers he spoke like he new what he was talking about, so we will hear you in court, he say or she say is allowed in the courts of law

    • Anonymous
      June 30, 2014

      You are wrong, “hearsay” is not submissible evidence

  4. Truth Hurts
    June 29, 2014

    We all know the truth really hurts. I do not think we have to go geothermal anymore for kilohertz. Photo depicts, ‘Forward We Go’. I am in the march. Morne Prosper, Wotten Waven. Valley and Dominica, wake-up! Ready Steady.

  5. IFF I WUZ
    June 29, 2014

    Parry, I would advise the Prime Minister, Ministers of Government and Tony Astaphan, like the saying does,” let sleeping dogs lie.” I would tell him, the bin and fertilizer boreball came and went, his Government is still powerful. The D.O.N. Emanuel matter would appear to be no serious threat to cause his Government to loose the next General Elections. All the talk about who owns the Villas, has not touched his popularity. The new leadership of the UWP and their plans of jobs, jobs and more jobs plus an International Airport appears to have no cause for concern, the last poll says it all. Therefore, why cause Dominicans and the world press to take interest in you for that kind of thing. If the case goes to court, certainly, you will be in the history books. Is that the legacy you want to leave for Demitry.

  6. jeremy sinclair
    June 29, 2014

    What is clear to me is the fact that the ruling party are very afraid of Mr Linton and will stoop to any length to hide the truth law suit after law suit instead of getting their own house in order.

    The problem they have is that if they did there would not be enough candidtaes to fill the gaps, and could not risk by elections as they know full well they woulkd loose

  7. Let's think
    June 29, 2014

    The sexual abuse of young people especially young women is an act that has been happening for years, it occurs at all levels of society and is not unique to Dominica. It is wrong and should stop.
    It is shameful that critics of Mr. Linton position their arguments that gives the perception that he is speaking of a behaviour that does not happen. From that position they are alluding that the victims are lying. That someone who dared to stand up for them should be punished Instead of investigating those allegations .
    What is the message we are sending to our young people?
    That they are fair game for sexual abuse because no one will listen to their complaints. That no one will stand with and for them to right the wrong that is meted out to them.
    That those with power will always be right in whatever their interpretations of right are.
    That unless there is absolute 100% of physical evidence of sexual abuse that their cries and shame imposed upon them should be stifled. No counseling, No compensation, No protection from future abuse for those still innocent and unborn

    That they are to be used as sex toys in exchange for the help they seek.

    Our religious leaders make a big hue and cry about ‘passa passa’ and gay ships visiting Dominica but they remain silent when our DOMINICAN YOUNG PEOPLE are sexually abused by OUR DOMINICAN MEN!

    Where is the match by the religious leaders to pray to rid our society from this sick behavior?

    Did the Vatican have physical evidence for all the victims they are now compensating after the allegation of sexual abuse was made years after the abuse was carried out by the priests?

    Is this the christian society we have become?
    Is this what the gender affairs desk wants for our young people?
    Is this what we parents will settle for?
    Is this the justice we are willing to uphold for our young people who we know are victims?

    Teachers, Nurses, Doctors, Youth Leaders ….. by our silence, are we by omission consenting to the continued abuse of our young people. They confide in us and we know they are sexually abused.

    I appeal to the young people you have to protect yourself as you cannot depend on the society with the power to protect you.

    NEVER go to an office alone. Have your parents, an adult or the secretary sit in on the meeting. If you have a recording device inform the person with whom you are having the meeting that you would like to record the meeting. If they have good intentions they will most likely agree. If they have something to hide they will disallow it.

    NEVER go to the homes or in the vehicles of persons to contract business.

    NEVER allow yourself to be fondled when you are seeking help. If you are approached inappropriately, scream and run out of the room to a place of safety. Report the incident immediately to someone you trust and then go to the police with that person to lodge a complaint.

    I pray that we as a society will examine our conscience? political allegiance.

    The future of our young people is NOW!
    Let us as a society protect and keep them safe.

    Sexual abuse of our young people is the betrayal of trust and abuse of power implicit in relations with these young people.

  8. Precious
    June 28, 2014

    Hold on strong Lennox the Almighty Father is with YOU don’t be afraid for fear is your enemy you spoke the truth

  9. Anonymous
    June 28, 2014

    I am just getting to know about this matter of the suit. My brothers, my sisters. Liston! Please. This development is most serious. Can not be more serious than any other issue I have known about in my entire 63 years. How are we going to handle this? Can’t we all realise that this is going to embarass every man woman and child of our nation? What’s gone wrong with us all? I’d better be dead than to know this matter will proceed to the detriment of our country. Act now my friends and get this privately and quietly settled among yourselves. Don’t let the Devil wound us all. Act swiftly and abort this calamity. Thanks for so doing.

  10. well!
    June 28, 2014

    aye DOMINIQUE!!!

  11. Novice
    June 28, 2014

    Integrity and respect begins with the leaders. Certain people tongues are too free, being in a leadership position what comes out your mouth means a lot to your followers. You cannot openly disrespect Dominican women by stating, “Dominican young women are prostituting themselves because of the labour party government”. You are disrespecting the young female populace in Dominica. That statement is reckless. Yes, Mr. Baptiste, and Linton, uttered these statement during their visit to the VI. How many of you men think it is OK for such ridiculous innuendoes to be mentioned overseas? That’s poor choice of words and recklessness. How many of you will allow a grandpa to call your granddaughters a HORE! You have to take responsibility at some time or another. By uttering these sentiments you are disrespecting the young women, true or not.

  12. T mama
    June 28, 2014

    chuuups………Lennox keep up and keep saying the right things……we are watching….Time for Change DA

  13. Anonymous
    June 28, 2014

    That a man who is presenting himself to be the future Prime Minister of Dominica could make such a mistake is, to use his favourite expression, “mind boggling”. I listened to Mr. Linton’s statements on the matter of this legal action and came away with the impression that he is not even aware of the action actually being taken against him. The evidence he has hinted at does come anywhere close to addressing the complaint. The accusation he made was of RAPE, which I expect is the only thing addressed by the action. The will be the ONLY concern of the court. He expects the Ministers to be required to take the witness stand. Well, as I understand it, the action is accusing Mr. Linton so it is Mr. Linton who will be required to take the witness stand. The man has not learned his lesson. Such poor judgement does not qualify one for the office of Prime Minister. Sorry!!!

  14. Malgraysa
    June 28, 2014

    Appears to being in control in this photo. DA here I stand,leader of all I survey am on stage just like former P.M from my village Ahfouahwee Land. I prech to you today of all the corruption in the land of Babylon/DA. Come May 2015 it will be fire & brimstone.

    • Malgraysa
      June 28, 2014

      auto correction appears to be in contrlo that should read also preach..
      My apologies

      • Malgraysa
        June 30, 2014

        Even that Charlie’s army can not do properly. They are reduced to a barrage of poorly written insults, using other people’s blogger names. Just like Hitler’s notorious brown shirts. Pathetic and sad.

  15. PoKeSa
    June 28, 2014

    What Lennox Linton said?

    Ministers of Government “prostitute our young women for public assistance from the purse.”

    This seems a general statement to me… or I may be wrong, according to legal papers served on Mr Linton, the statement of claims of 18 Ministers who are suing him for defamation.

    A simple word of advice to you Mr Linton!

    If your general remark is interpreted negatively by D/can Cabinet Ministers then you need to call the UWP serving MPs and Senators for evidence in your defense.

    Definition of prostitute (n)
    Source: Bing Dictionary
    1. somebody paid for sexual intercourse: somebody who is
    paid to provide sexual intercourse or other sex acts
    2. somebody who degrades talent for money: somebody
    who uses a skill or ability in a way that is considered
    unworthy, usually for financial gain
    3. misuse something for gain: to use a skill or ability in a
    way that is considered unworthy, usually for financial gain

  16. Da Woman
    June 28, 2014

    All Dominican women must come out and support Lennox. Because this has to be stopped once and for all.

  17. Neutral
    June 28, 2014

    I really think that those in power have perpetuated the slave master mentally of abusing “the slave girl.” This have been going. For years. We know of all the grown men in power whom have been using these little girls and we do nothing about it. In another country they would be in jail.

  18. Truth
    June 27, 2014

    Never in the history of Dominica that any Govt. is so haunted by the TRUTH. They resent the saying, “The truth shall set you free.” The Cabal will not let truth reign. Truth is a thorn in their side.

    Remember what happened to Lawyer Emanuel and his wife? The attempt to kill them by firebombing their home? That horrible criminal act will continue to hunt those who will not follow truth.

    It was because of Emanuel’s bravery, sincerity and honesty, as pertains to exposing fraud in the millions, that he was targeted. Who were those defending, protecting, the alleged culprit or culprits and twisting the truth, but unsympathetic to those innocent victims?

    The truth revealed by Lennox again and again cannot be refuted. This time around again, his frank revelations have touched the nerves of those who cannot stomach the TRUTH.

    Are we serious? There are no abuses of our women going on by some in authority? who all you fooling? but everybody know about those abuses.. It is real. It is TRUE.

    The cabal really think they could intimidate, victimize and prevent Dominican patriots from expressing their concerns about immoral, illegal, unethical acts. We must SPEAK. The TRUTH we must Speak about at all times. We Fear no more. Truth is on our side. The world is against women abuse.

  19. realist#1
    June 27, 2014

    if such allegations is really happening, and the matter was not taken to court …. then nothing would be done about such allegations … the way i see it.well said lennox Linton and well done tony astaphans… the guilty will have to pay…

  20. del
    June 27, 2014

    sorry look

  21. fil
    June 27, 2014

    Lenox brought it on himself the spoken word comes not back. Politics is a very dirty thing but calling others rapist is very defamatory. No man wants to be called rapist and furthermore no rape charges was against anybody.

  22. Tony short cook
    June 27, 2014

    Put Mc Oronie in your pipe and smoke it.
    Put Sugar S ‘Sweet & Lo’ in your pipe and smoke it.
    One accused will say he was helping out in a half and half manner. Some will say it is all part of the red clinic organisation. . Some will say they were doing it for the children. Some will say they were doing it for the little boys and the little girls. And some will say they were doing it for the mothers. They will all try to put the blame game on the destitute and the innocent.

  23. June 27, 2014

    @Mary June 27, 2014 “One thing I know , Tony nor Skerrit is in control, The Almighty is the one in control”

    Normally I would not comment to this kind of news article—especially that today is Friday, most likely DNO will not print it before Sunday night or Monday; by then my message would be lost to the audience.

    But your words above sounded very loud in my ears—I am repeating it for you: “One thing I know, Tony nor Skerrit is in control, The Almighty is the one in control”—these are your own words!

    But is that not what our Prime Minister acknowledged, when he said: “I receive my guidance from above”, as he continued to give God the glory for being able make that contribution of money to his Church and on behalf of the rest of the congregation—who are the majority of Dominica\s people?

    But all of you, who are against his leadership tried to ridicule his claim which was the same as you said it above—“God the Lord the Almighty is in control”!

    So that tells me that you all do not know what you are supporting; but Mr. Skerrit knows what his work is about and by whose control, he is able to do that work.

    This means that you people need to be careful of what you think, say, and do—at least we know that God—who is the Lord of heaven—His plan is a good plan; Mr. Skerrit knows that as well, and his declaration to the public, that he receives his guidance for above, means that his work will continue to be fruitful—only those who are blinded by negativity will not see that fruitfulness.

    For there is also the god of the world who will cause people to create a calamity which will affect all those who are following with him; this god does not want peace and harmony for God’s chosen people.

    However, come what may God will have victory, then so will His people—people of Dominica, I am asking you, whose side are you on?

    Are on the side of the God of heaven? Or are you on the side of the god of this world, who wants nothing for you, but the pain of death both of the flesh and of the Spirit? Only you and you alone can answer this question for yourself

  24. Concern
    June 27, 2014

    This is very serious for Lennox. And we all have our own opinions on what was said. But if Lennox knew of any woman or women who were sexually assaulted by a minister or ministers, he would have encouraged these people to sue this administration, instead he choose to talk about it in a public forum. Even if it is true or false, its an insult to the ministers who is currently in office. My concern is Lennox does not have the wisdom and tact to lead Dominica. If Lennox want to continue to chastise this administration, he would be better at it as journalist. Now lennox , you have short yourself in the foot as always, prove your case.

  25. Anonymous
    June 27, 2014

    We are not afraid. The truth will prevail. As I always say the truth offends! Stay bless Sir Honorable Mister Linton. Put everything to God in Prayer.

    Let them talk!

  26. June 27, 2014

    Lets see how this guy goes about substantiating his alleged statements made with his fancy speeches… :mrgreen:

  27. Sout Man
    June 27, 2014

    18 ministers; the entire class! What a show of unity!

    Along with free speech goes personal responsibility. Words do matter. Defamation for political gain is a serious matter. Personal attacks must be substantiated.

  28. interesting
    June 27, 2014

    its clear the uwp didnt learn from the prime minister passport case….
    where the courts ruled that u making the complaint had to show proof they held passports and couldnt force them to present the passports ?

    and who is advising him is also very wrong….
    no minister has to come and defend themselves for the simple reason, none of them have been charged, or convicted of any sexual offense…
    so while ministers may be involved based on the law lennox is wrong, and will loose on those technicalities…..
    cause in court is not what you know is what you can prove….

    and the ministers dont have to prove they didnt do anything, and u cannot use a civil case to try prove that they did engage in any act….the civil court wont have jurisdiction….

    its like asking the civil court to settle a traffic matter before the traffic matter is heard in traffic court…

    where is the proof that they are engaged in this accusations ? the so called victims that never went took the matter to the police or to court ?
    i mean really ? lets be honest here and put aside politics….
    so if lennox comes with 100 women claiming to be abused the court is going side with him ?
    what you should do is get ur victims to file criminal cases and see what happens……..
    otherwise u going have to pay

  29. real possie
    June 27, 2014

    Now I really got the chance to read this whole story most of you all and Lenox still don’t under stand what he is being brought to court for, boss its not what people are alleging people say they may have done when you go to court there is no he say she say the question is have any of the Government ministers have ever been tried and found guilty in court? if the answer is yes then you have no worries then you can counter sue them, but and I say but if none of them were tried and found guilty then my friend Houston may have a problem, so all the people you might have walking in to court to say misters told them to give them fried catfish to eat with their bakes and they will assist in return wont have a light in court cause the argument is were they the ones that was raped and they ended up going to jail then they wont be heard I could already see this case will turn out to be one big joke, but I trust the justice system so all will be settled there.

    • Mamize
      June 27, 2014

      Real Posie.. thats if the testimony includes he say she say word of mouth… but what if you can back your statements up with the following: text messages, whats up messages, facebook messages, audio recordings and video recordings.
      From what I know, best you guys had leave that alone.
      Take care all 18 of you dont take a good jail for your foolishness.

    • DA Native in Texas
      June 27, 2014

      Only in DA…and you are full of CRAP…

    • Clarity
      June 28, 2014

      People are making their love for party or party leader to govern their bias in this matter but this should not be. Let us look at this from the unbiased court’s perspective.

      1. Mr. Linton is taken to task for slander by all 18 Ministers of Government. Some comments are saying this is wickedness 18 against 1 or why would the female ministers be on the suit etc. Well the answer is Mr. Linton did NOT use the term alleged and stated categorically that the GOVT MINISTERS raped or upheld those who raped. this is slander against all the ministers male and female.

      2. Mr. Linton accused the ministers of rape. There is a difference between RAPE,, Sexual harrassment, adultery, consenting adults having sex. In the case of rape, there must be proof of forced intercourse. Is there a case file of any minister forcefully having intercourse with anyone? Are there medical records, eye witnesses who saw any minister forcefully have intercourse with anyone? So you see, it is possible that a minister could have continuously asked a woman for sex, it is possible that a minister had consenting sex outside of his marriage with another woman but these do not prove rape as defined by law.

      In the court of law Mr. Linton, based on his allegations (no not allegations since he didnt say alleged…he made a definite slanderous statement), me Linton must prove with eye witness and medical records that a minister/s had sexual intercourse with a woman against her will. If he cannot do this then crappo smoke his pipe.

    • CALL IT BY IT NAME
      June 29, 2014

      Because no one was not tried in court and found guilty does not mean that these acts did not occur.

  30. LISTEN!!!!!
    June 27, 2014

    Well Linton has spoken for many mothers, sisters and women in general in an effort to protect them from this well known behavior of these ministers of GOVT.

    Regardless Labour, UWP or Freedom this behavior has hit many of the women who support these different parties.

    I have no doubt these women will have more balls (although they were born with non) than the men in Dominica to stand up in an effort to protect themselves against this atrocity by the know ministers using the tax payers dollars to lure them.

    The Lord is watching!!!!!!

    • Face the Facts
      June 28, 2014

      Can they not speak up for themselves? Should such occur to them, why did they not speak up and immediately object to their approach? The perpetrator(s) could not deprive them of their badly needed funds.
      If someone spoke to them harshly or told them off they would have a voice to retaliate and in no uncertain way, shouting at the top of their voice.
      Why did they not use that voice to immediately stand up for their rights and as a woman? One serious look or as it is called “a dirty look” from the women could have done it. This could have deterred them once and for all.

  31. innocence betrayed
    June 27, 2014

    This is one of the most immoral and dishonourable thing I have ever come across. Lennox Linton has been brave enough to speak out about the abuse of our young women. Abuse of our young is common practice and common knowledge in Dominica. Ministers are not immune.
    What the government should have done was to begin an investigation to determine who the culprits are, if indeed there are any culprits . This would have been the moral, honourable thing to do. There are young people whose innocence and trust are being betrayed by people in charge of their welfare and well-being. If it is true that ministers are involved in this shameful act, an unbiased and thorough investigation would have been the best course of action. Instead the government has chosen to besiege Lennox Linton and drag him to court for libel. This is truly a shameful thing to do and demonstrates without a doubt the direction in which this government is heading. There is no doubt in my mind that this country is on a slippery slope towards a dictator. The majority of Dominicans are already living in fear, afraid to speak out about the things that matter. This is designed to put more fear in the hearts and minds of every Dominican. Dominicans WAKE UP! before it is too late. We need to stand behind those who are brave enough to stand up for what is right and just. What Lennox Linton has done is right and just. Support him! Stand behind him! One day you may wake up to find that you have lost your freedom of expression and your right to be free.

    • yeah right
      June 28, 2014

      yeah, he’s brave alright. Too bad he’s not brave enough to tell the public about whats hidden in his own dark closet. *thinks*- Lets see… What did he get fired from his job once upon a time for again? Sexual harassment to a co-worker? While he’s at it why does he talk about that

  32. Doc. love
    June 27, 2014

    Sometimes I wonder, what is Tony’s motive for wanting to take a sensitive case like that to court. Is it because of his political dislike of Mr. Lennox Linton. Is it because of his alleged dislike of certain Ministers of Government. Is it because of the financial returns. For a statement which has been floating around the airwaves in Dominica for months, why now. For a statement which is associated to an alleged report to the Dominica Police Station, aren’t the persons whose names have been implicated in the alleged report to the police, concerned. I hope the Ministers of Government are aware what they are getting into. I hope they realize that all eighteen Ministers of Government including the ladies will have to stand in court individually and be grilled by the lawyers representing Mr. Linton. This is serious business, therefore, Mr. Linton, I believe, will get the best in the Caribbean. I also hope they are prepared to handle the popularity this case is going to get all over the world.

    • Mamize
      June 27, 2014

      well said…

    • Anonymous
      June 28, 2014

      Lennox didn’t know that?

    • Face the Facts
      June 28, 2014

      What are you stating? It is conspicuous that Lennox detests the PM. A supporter of UWP will always stand up for the party and leader no matter what. We expect you would.
      What is wrong with you supporters? In your eyes Lennox can do no wrong. He can defame the character of the PM calling him all sorts of names likewise you supporters on this Website and you compliment him, exalt him and give DLP supporters many thumbs down.
      Do you not know the difference between right from wrong and the appropriate place that Lennox should have made such comments? You people are not fair at all.

    • rosebud
      June 28, 2014

      I hope Mr. Linton has proof that cases were heard in relation to the people who were raped by the ministers and that they were found guilty. I have not heard or read anywhere that these women took the cases to any court of law.

  33. Ras
    June 27, 2014

    Tony finally get something he could use to destroy the labor party……remember he identified them as backstabbers and all kind of wicked ppl. He waited for the right opportunity and now he has something where he will hit all 18 at once.

    • Anonymous
      June 27, 2014

      You are so right, don’t you see how he is in the background now.

    • Anonymous
      June 28, 2014

      These 18 people will soon have substantial enhancement to their personal income. I predict a minimum of $200,000.00 each. The grand total between $3M and $6M.

  34. Say is as it is
    June 27, 2014

    Is lennox Linton leading his followers into an abiss, we all know that when things are said which is damaging to someone else character, we have to have 100% proof of the matter. i have been to court, i have also listened to court cases on TV, and there are procedures that need to be followed. Why he did not get the police to investigate the matter, was a doctor called to check the person/s, are there any pictures of the events,and the list goes on.i hope he is well prepared, otherwise i see him looking at a difficult case to win.

    • ()
      June 27, 2014

      @Say it as it is Why are you so dam afraid of the truth?
      WELL LENNOX IS NOT.Why do you think that so many people love him so? Are you one otf those who know the truth, and pretend that you don’t? GO BURY YOUR HEAD SOMEWHERE!

    • Me nah Fraid
      June 27, 2014

      your statement lacks commonsensical wisdom!

    • Anonymous
      June 28, 2014

      U have a point there.

    • Rol
      June 28, 2014

      Did you notice no ministers were NAMED in Linton statement but all were included in papers? Even miss shillingford. This case is just to throw Linton off his preparation for the upcoming election

    • Hiker
      June 28, 2014

      What about the reports made the police… as evidence. Don’t you know the police who the reports was made in the police station will come under oaf too?
      He will be going to say the truth…..

    • CALL IT BY IT NAME
      June 29, 2014

      Again because no one was not convicted does not mean the acts did not occur. There is no benefit to any one to say things that are not true. The people of Dominica who are pretending to hide behind this unjust court system will have a taste of it one day. This so called sue will come back to hunt Skeritt and his ministers. What is done in darkness must come to light. The trap that you set for another will be the same one to trap you. God will judge the wicked.

  35. Peter J
    June 27, 2014

    Tony is really leading the sheep to the slaughter! Commonsense dictates that when accusation is made about a child the parent first seeks the truth, if the child is guilty he/she is punished, if proven otherwise the accuser is admonished.
    The same applies to a government, when accusations of this type is made about cabinet ministers, the leader’s immediate response is to investigate the veracity of the accusation, if necessary set up a commission of inquiry, then the legal process takes its normal course.
    But in Dominica where no law, no constitution can stop the cabal, the only route is to go to court to stop freedom of expression.
    I really hope commonsense will prevail and those idiots in cabinet will not allow themselves to be lead by a wolf who is clearly looking for more generous legal fees.
    How can a government really believe that they can win a case like that unless the Court is in their pocket.

    • JoJo
      June 27, 2014

      Need I remind you that Lennox Linton did not make any allegation against any specific minister so they have to prove individually, without any doubt that Lennox ‘ remarks were addressed at them individually and that because of that their reputation has been irreversibly damaged. That will be a tough nut to crack. I am looking forward to the proceedings.

    • Face the Facts
      June 27, 2014

      There are appropriate places to address this issue; not at a Youth Rally; not first in public. Face it! It is defamation of their characters – everyone of them.

  36. Truth
    June 27, 2014

    Sad,
    The people who are supporting this corrupt ragime will soon find out that their sons and daughters are also victims of of these circumstances ,
    They knows the truth ,but chose to ignore it because of a few minor favors , but one thing I will tell you is
    GOD Is alive ,he sees ,he knows ,he understands,and he will act in his own time,
    REMEMBER ,whatever you sow ,That you will reap,
    when you support these actions by these people ,this is just what will come to your house ,make no mistake,some of you would be supprised if you would take some time and speak to your girls at home ,or some close family members ,to find out that they themselves are victims , because I know that this action by ministers is very rampant ,
    thank GOD for you lennox ,such brave man ,LEADER”S quality, we lacked this leadership in dominica for a long time now,
    You are not alone in this fight ,you will be triumphant ,because GOD is with you , continue speaking the truth ,at all times ,Help save the future ,for your glory awaits you.

  37. Me nah Fraid
    June 27, 2014

    Shot UP Legislation! This Government is absolutely crazy and out of it! Where is the truth? Where is the Justice?
    Poor people will always be poor in Dominica, because of the fact that they know the truth and yet still go with falsehood.
    So many disgusting stuff that is said by this labour kabal and all their position men and women- on GIS and DBS n other radio stations… yet who does the suing ? Dominica has become a place where the PM and his government and labour folks can do and say what they want but nobody should talk…..
    Coming to Dominica and see how things are in such a bad state…. its depressing and heart breaking. Don’t think Dominicans living abroad will ever come over in this under develop and backward place which is because of this government…. But God is seeing everything and taking notes……
    Dominica is without a doubt, the most backward island in the Caribbean due to bad leadership and this labour party virus………

  38. dominicry..
    June 27, 2014

    its not a problem to spread misinformation about someone, I guess unless it affects us personally. majority rules and there is also two sides to all story..is the same reason linton was kicked out of Antigua and elsewhere..he don’t seems to learn a thing from badmouthing people.

  39. Morihei Ueshiba
    June 27, 2014

    Dem fellas have no heart the man mom just died where is all u conscience?

    • real possie
      June 27, 2014

      @ Morihei you mist have been on Mars and just got back to earth with that statement you just made, D you can keep it Modarating if you want.

    • Anonymous
      June 27, 2014

      Have no fear. Lennox can handle it and his mother would have been proud of him, believe me.

    • Face the Facts
      June 27, 2014

      Some things to contemplate on and hopefully that you may comprehend. Since you mentioned this, the Court and Lawyers do not take a holiday unless it is a public holiday and the weekend.
      If you owed an enterprise and were behind in your payments, they would not care less what occurred to you, if you are grieving, sick in a hospital bed or at home, on the verge of dying and even dead. They want their money and this is all they care about. It will also be business as usual.

    • rosebud
      June 28, 2014

      The fella should think of his mom and practice all the good behaviours his mom taught him as a boy and young man and stop getting himself involved in all of this aggression and lies. His mom has nothing to do with this. Let her soul rest in peace.

  40. Houdini
    June 27, 2014

    It is a shame that some of .us cannot defrentiate between free speech and character assassination. It is high time that we learn to say things in public, only when we have the proof. The UWP still has not learned that no one should make false accusations unless they can substantiate their claim. I thought that they learned their lesson coming out of the bugging allegation. We should not forget that GONZALEZ was willing to go to court in order to tell Dominicans how deceased PRIME minister Eugenia Charles wanted to bug the office of the UWP. Eddison James fell for it……hook, line and sinker. I can remember the trial of that case. Eddison James and the UWP WERE HUMILIATED. THE AMOUNT OF TIMES THAT THE LEADER DRANK WATER AND WIPE HIS FACE, WAS NOT FUNNY. They had to pay for their lies. I am afraid that the same thing is going to happen to Lennox Linton. He never thought that he would be challenged. That was the miscalculation on his part. He even continued to show some level of arrogance, by beating his chest and saying “bring it on”. I am sure that he now has a few more regrets. We shall wait as the saga unfolds. “Bring it on!!!!!!”

    • June 27, 2014

      How do you know he do not have proof. We do know, “where there is smoke, there is fire.” I guess he had/has no proof, he would not have mentioned what he did. On the other hand, if he just used “figure of speech” he will suffer the consequences.

      • June 27, 2014

        Correction – I guess he had/has proof, or he would not have mentioned what he did.

    • Malgraysa
      June 27, 2014

      Not so hasty Houdini! Lennox Linton has not been found guilty of anything yet. Who knows he may win this case. I am keeping cool and wait and see.m and suggest we all do the same.

    • Tri-State Beauty
      June 27, 2014

      and what exactly is FALSE about what he said? wait for this CAUSE I RISE!!! the only reason people like you are upset it’s because for years this is the dirty practice in Dominica, but internet children like passing on text, and pictures… and some of them have well established family members who taught them that NEVER should they exchange SEXUAL FAVOURS for job or any other service…. some of you have to commit suicide in that damn country when you see bomb burst. RAPISTS I SAY RAPISTS, all who want to join in the suit and think by latching on they are protecting the pigs they too will get theirs. Carry on!!!! Everybody isn’t for SALE….

    • Really unbelievable
      June 27, 2014

      you obviously dont listen to Tony Astaphan, Lennox Linton, Skerritt, Krazy and the cabal as they are referred to, with utter derogatary comments and blatant rubbish.

    • .....
      June 27, 2014

      How are you so sure that there is no proof…I hope some of you don’t bow your head in shame because Lennox spoke on behalf of the young women who complained to him…..

      • Far Eye
        June 27, 2014

        That will be settled “out of court”…a la Matt :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

      • Justice and Truth
        June 27, 2014

        Some of you love scandal and love to know others being debased and their good name and character tarnished. This is what you have been doing very well on this Website.
        Your defense and response obviously has to do with whom you support. The one whom you support can do no wrong in your eyes. Well, Linton has done wrong, primarily to the Lord. I hope you understand this.
        If there is proof, there is an appropriate place to voice his words. Need I repeat, not at a Youth Rally or any other election platform.

    • >>>>>>>>
      June 27, 2014

      @Houdini The truth can be said anywhere and everywhere. ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE TRUTH? Lennox is not.!!!

    • *******************
      June 27, 2014

      @Houdini
      Can you tell Dominicans and the world,”””WHAT IS THE LIE THAT YOU ARE REFERRING TO”””? Are you saying that we do not live in Dominica?
      TRUTH CRUSEHED TO EARTH WILL RISE AGAIN!
      You are really scared of the truth. I DON’T. I have heard too many stories. Reasons why i see Lennox Linton as a true Dominican hero!!!!

    • rosebud
      June 28, 2014

      Well said!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I totally agree with you.

  41. Anonymous
    June 27, 2014

    Garcon pay up you hear. And I hope you don’t go begging those naive, idiotic supporters of yours for money again! Then again, if they so stupid let them pay it for you and continue to laugh those fools!

    • Tri-State Beauty
      June 27, 2014

      18 Non-entities joining forces to intimidate and silence, but all you have BIGGER PROBLEMS than Lennox…. Give him a court date, because he needs witnesses on the stand. NOBODY will prevent electronic recordings this time like you all did with Norma!!!! I done talk. Too many dirty perverts on that island hiding behind title and destroying young people. This has gone on so long,in so many sectors of society that Dominicans are even defending it? So much for a christian nation.. Lennox best hand has not been played in this matter, he doesn’t even know it EXIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Face the Facts
        June 27, 2014

        Those witnesses are a bit too late. Why did they not speak up when they were affected? Why do they expect Linton to speak up for them and on an election campaign platform? I think he took it upon himself to make such a derogatory statement against all the DLP ministers, the first, the PM. There is no doubt that those concerned in this case, did not ask him to mention it. He now has put them in this melee. Let us see what will happen.
        If you really give this a good thought, you would know that Linton was wrong and he should have apologized even though in his heart he would not mean it.

    • Anonymous
      June 27, 2014

      Idiot! Paying up would be as good as an admission of guilt. Let Lennox have his day in court and play with the ministers. I like that, I really really like that.

    • Face the Facts
      June 29, 2014

      :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
      How does one defend himself against making derogatory statements and damaging the reputation of someone and entire Party members at that? What excuse could he have for doing that? What could be his excuse? He has to answer to this.
      This is what he should have done in the first place. He rather fight it. He will probably defend himself by stating what the Court is not interested in and which has no relation to the case. If so, it is not a good idea. We will her more.

  42. June 27, 2014

    Lennox has touched a very sore canker of Dominican society. Time to introduce some dignity in public service regardless of who is doing the serving. Afterall, it is the public purse that they are using to exploit the young. The exploited are paying [email protected]@@

    • Face the Facts
      June 29, 2014

      You certainly do not know the meaning of dignity, to live in dignity and accord others the same.
      We must stand up and be counted for what is fair and just to do and say. It would benefit you and the D/can society.
      It is not dignity to debase people’s names and character. One who does that merely projects who and what he is.

  43. PoKeSa
    June 27, 2014

    My beloved country is being hijacked by people who a abusing our constitution.

    After 42 years in England, visiting D/ca every year (sometimes twice yearly), I was preparing myself to return in D/ca in my retirement but such political nonsense by the Labour Party regime I’ve changed my mind. I’ll cancel the new built of dream home at Morne Daniel and new business venture of a unique British Pub in Roseau at once.

    When another Political Party gets into power I’ll contemplate my return but not under the current Labour Party regime.

    • Malgraysa
      June 27, 2014

      Let’s hope then the opposition wins because we could really do with a proper pub. Man, a real pub with draught beer and no loud music?? UWP will definitely get my vote.

    • Let's Blame Skerrit
      June 27, 2014

      The only thing you missed in your blog is, did God tell you which political party would be there when you make up your mind and also did he tell you how long you had to live?

    • Anonymous
      June 27, 2014

      Then stay in England mam. I guarantee you that no one here will miss you. Geez you’ve been gone for decades anyway, and I don’t see anyone here cying

    • Dominican Abroad
      June 27, 2014

      We don’t need you here, after so many years in England you are likely “coucou” like the rest of them anyway!

      • JoJo
        June 27, 2014

        You shortsighted dunce. Are you also saying to the EU to keep their money because these Europeans are all coucous too, just like PoKeSa ? Who says they want to come into your nest anyway. And please, do not say “we” because you certainly not speaking for me! No wonder Skerrit is losing his hair with supporters like you.

      • Face the Facts
        June 29, 2014

        You are a resident of Dominica. What have you contributed to it to enhance it and make it a better, safer country?
        You cannot prevent Dominican-born from returning nor do you have the authority to make such a comment. They have as much right as you have.
        Some have resided in Dominica and contributed nothing to it except talk and criticism. The latter two are not worth a thing to anyone. Therefore, whose presence is more welcomed and beneficial to Dominica and its economy?

    • June 27, 2014

      Nonsense, Dominica is land of your birth , not land of the politicians, if you want to help development in your country . make a difference , and at the same time , enjoy what you work hard for . politicians come and go .and in them places , have more nonsense , than DA, when it comes to politics.

    • Anonymous
      June 27, 2014

      my friend I cant help but ask when u build that pub will the labor party stop people from going there this s the kind of crap that’s in your brain good luck with that

    • dady
      June 27, 2014

      with your thinking stay where you are

    • Face the Facts
      June 27, 2014

      You should not let that bother you or rather your feelings. What do you really know about the DLP and what do you really know about UWP? Do you think under the latter, you will be better off? Do not be presumptuous.

    • cautious
      June 28, 2014

      thats ur business,labor party ,uwp,or fredom should never deter u from ur country ,lame excuse just say u rather spend ur pention where u lived and worked for all them years ,stupse

    • philme
      June 30, 2014

      what this got to do with you moving back may be you looking for Govt hand out you work all your life enjoy the rest if for you not for party

  44. king
    June 27, 2014

    :lol: i glad for lennox

    • June 27, 2014

      @King glad for yourself and your family for mo one knows what the future holds, just think of that today is Linton, tomorrow might be yours our your family keep on rejoicing and being glad, one thing I know , Tony nor Skerrit is in control, The Almighty is the one in control, we are here today gone tomorrow

  45. haiti
    June 27, 2014

    But did he call any minister names, he said he was informed of certain allegation, and if this is the case then those involved are rapist and there is no honour in a government who allows that, what is wrong with this statement?, so cant you say in public if you received information?, he never say Tom Jones is a rapist and that Tom Jones using the public purse to exploit sexual favours from our young women, they trying to disrupt this man but it would not work, they will all end up and pay Linton attorney fees, Tony behind this, but we never scared.

    • ah ha
      June 27, 2014

      you see thats where education comes in? who says you need to call any names?

      He made reference to a group of people that all and sundry can identify. He called them by the specific positions i.e. Ministers of Government…. Can you honestly say that you or anyone in the general public has no idea of which group of people he is speaking?

      Think about this……..!

      • June 27, 2014

        They know themselves. Whether or not he mentioned specific names, those that are innocent made themselves GUILTY of the accusations by JOINING in the LAWSUIT. Do you not see what is going on? If I am NOT GUILTY I IGNORE. If I am GUILTY I still IGNORE because I would not want people to know that I am an ACCUSED. Going to Court for what, to FORCE LENNOX to REVEAL his SOURCE(S)? For his sake, I hope his source(s) will stand in Court with him.

        WHO LAUGH LAST, LAUGH BEST. I hope that statement is true.

      • JoJo
        June 27, 2014

        Education, my a..e! So far all I can hear so far are two words: “hearsay” and “conjecture”. Look that up in your legal bible , barrack room lawyer, and see what they mean!

      • Concerned!
        June 30, 2014

        This is a Stall tatic. Waste time slow down the campaign and get people distracted. COME ON MY FELLOW DOMINICANS. DON’T THINK OF PARTY. VOTE FOR THE PERSON YOU THINK THAT CAN BRING YOU AND YOUR COUNTRY FORWARD. WAKE UP MY PEOPLE. DON’T BE DISTRACTED.

    • Let's Blame Skerrit
      June 27, 2014

      @Haiti! No one will doubt you ability to interpret the law, since you’re proving that you’re a qualified lawyer trained at the Q95 Kangaroo Court, kindly donate your services to Lennox Linton and represent him at the High Court at the hearing.

      This will present you with the opportunity to make Tony Astaphan look as someone with no legal training and does not have a clue what law is.

    • JoJo
      June 27, 2014

      Two things

      – All the ministers in the writ obviously feel spoken to by Lennox, including the two female ministers, otherwise they would not be listed in the document by name.
      – Win, lose or draw the only person guaranteed to make money out of this is Tony Astaphan (if he acts on behalf of the Govt. that is) in which case the taxpayer will foot the bill. Smart guy, who knows how to milk Skerrit’s cow.

    • tech
      June 27, 2014

      did checo call any one name?

      • JoJo
        June 27, 2014

        No, he did not. His case was never tried and he was fined by default. An appeal is pending.

    • rainbow
      June 27, 2014

      good point but don’t give tony and them information. Civic minded people should talk among themselves. not here or on qfm. Don’t give the criminal enterprise ideas for their case.

    • listener
      June 28, 2014

      @Haiti, It appears that you read one thing and I read another, if only Lenox had used the word alledged he wouldn’t have been served with such papers, and don’t you dear try to change his words here.

  46. Lone Ranger
    June 27, 2014

    This is an act of desperation by the DLP, aided and abetted by the one who is the greatest enabler of corruption in the country.
    Lennox, you need to know that you are not alone in this quest for justice in this country. Do not for a moment believe that there is any merit to this act of desperation. When 18 ministers are named in a law suit to silence the voices of dissent in a country that is reeling from corruption of all kinds, and in particular, well known and well documented abuse of women, we can cay without equivocation that we have a problem of monumental proportions on our hands to deal with, and Lennox is not the only defendant.
    The news of this spurious lawsuit encourages the belief that this administration is behaving like a regime that are in its last throes. They have lost sight of the reason for their existence and are behaving irrationally like wild animals that are cornered and have no where else to turn and have taken to lashing out indiscriminately like wounded beasts, devoid of any reason or the capacity to reason. Their worst fears appear to be haunting them, ie, that they will be held accountable for high crimes and to preempt their day of reckoning they are sowing seeds of fear, this lawsuit against Linton being exhibit A.
    But one thing is clear to all and sundry: To everything there is a season; a time to sow and a time to reap; etc etc.
    The winds of change will not pass them by. You can take this to the bank.

    • Sneak
      June 27, 2014

      They say some females got cars as gifts?? I don’t know if it is true , don’t quote me.. Rumor has it hahha

    • Anonymous
      June 28, 2014

      Be reasonable, the accusation is RAPE. Think a little longer before making a fool of yourself. We can easily predict the outcome. The role of his Lawyer will be to plea for leniency in his behalf .

  47. !!!
    June 27, 2014

    This is the last straw that Dominicans will tolerate from that wicked labour party. This will finish all you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Face the Facts
      June 29, 2014

      You support wrongdoing. It is not good to do. This is the last straw Dominicans will tolerate from that wicked UWP.. This will finish you all. Your words; to haunt you.

  48. Road Boy
    June 27, 2014

    Waiting to see what case the court hears 1st…… the GON Emmanuel one or this one ……anybody willing to place bets?

  49. brutus
    June 27, 2014

    I must say what I want about you, and that is OK, come on let’s be REAL.

  50. cc
    June 27, 2014

    Change is a must not an option

  51. A Voice
    June 27, 2014

    Man, I don’t support one party or politician over the other, but it is huge hypocrisy in Dominica.

    We Dominican men are hot blooded, we know that, tell me which government has had ministers that have not tried and succeeded in coupaying young ladies for favors. Which one?

    That has always been going on in Dominica.

    Too much divisiveness and hatred just to try to choose masters over us man…

  52. Sout Man
    June 27, 2014

    18 ministers; the entire class! What a show of unity!

    The lesson to learn from this is that along with free speech goes personal responsibility. Words do matter. Defamation for political gains is a serious matter. Personal attacks must be substantiated. What has happened to Thomson Fontaine’s law suit?

    • Sout Man
      June 27, 2014

      There were 4 comments when I posted at 9:00 AM. There are 16 comments now, at 1:25 PM, and my comment is still awaiting moderation. If I repost I get a feedback that says “you have said that already”. What’s up? Am I black-listed or ‘red-listed’?

      • Anonymous
        June 29, 2014

        hey Sout Man, looks like you are not listed At All.!

  53. Dominican
    June 27, 2014

    You got my support Lennox….! We got to free this country…! God bless you..!

  54. maindesk
    June 27, 2014

    DLP Soinds more like a dying beast making a last gasp effort to pull some attention. Now they should be sued for all the nasty remarks made on their animal radio program.

  55. committed Dominican
    June 27, 2014

    Stand firm my brother. Every law abiding, honest Dominican is with you. Let them fry in their own oil.

  56. G
    June 27, 2014

    maybe this will serve to clean up these ministers before the next general election i hope the court system will be swift.

  57. policeman
    June 27, 2014

    they already spoke to the magistrate and judge. any evidence will not be accepted by the court because of incrimination.lenox should file for judicial review.

  58. hmmmm
    June 27, 2014

    Not afraid???!!! That’s the biggest lie u cannot even sleep. Don’t tell me this doesn’t bother u man admit it. On a more serious note u have to pay for your tongue. Allu workers ppl too like too say wat allu want. Loosen up too much tension boii allu bashing everything whether it is good i cannot understand dat i’m not saying Labour is de best but as if allu prone to negativity only gosshh these ppl sickening. But newayz i sense the desperation. Labour ka twavayyy!!! Labour is the Change winkkkk!!!

  59. wait a minute
    June 27, 2014

    English is a very difficult language.

  60. Neg Mawon
    June 27, 2014

    Yea Lennox expose them…truth will reveal-Nasio Fontaine
    18 ministers!! Wow thats a contient them boys runnin man! Labor power!!

  61. JoJo
    June 27, 2014

    I heard Lennox Linton on Matt’s “hot seat” programme this morning confirming that he is being sued by no less than 18 Govt. ministers. I have to raise my eyebrows trying to believe that all feel personally aggrieved. Anyway, this is going to be a trial of enormous public interest and I hope it will be held soon and in open court with full access by the media. None of that “!in camera”! stuff please!

    • ....................
      June 27, 2014

      This is a case of the GOVERNMENT against the REST OF US. Hope the money to pay Astaphans is not taken from the treasury……..He bleed it enough………………….

    • Anonymous
      June 27, 2014

      Like the Gonzales case??? Becafeful what you wish for!!!

    • Anonymous
      June 28, 2014

      By the time Linton realizes that this is a case he cannot win, there will be a out of court settlement. Please not the accusation is RAPE, which is impossible to prove in the circumstances.

      • Anonymous
        June 28, 2014

        Sorry “an out of court…” and “please note…”

      • Malgraysa
        June 30, 2014

        Lennox is not like Matt. He Will have his day in court. He relishes the fight.

  62. NKRUMAH KWAME
    June 27, 2014

    And I know that L L NOT afraid! I have never ever seen a fraid much more to be a fraid!!

    HOTEP!

  63. Watcher
    June 27, 2014

    Lennox Linton is not afraid,” he said. Be brave!! Our readers must understand that to date – June 26th 2014, there has not been any government minister who has ben found guilty of the crime of RAPE. So lennox knows very well that this court matter will not examine whether we have “RAPIST MINISTERS” but rather whether Lennox was right in his claim that government is infiltrated with rapist ministers. In other words there will not be anybody on trial in this matter to determine whether any minister has been tried and found guilty with the crime of rape. Linton’s statement is conclusive. There are rapist ministers in government. He has to prove which minister of government has been found guilty with the crime of rape – when, where, by whom? That he has to prove. No body will go on the stand and stay so and so minister raped me and he was found guilty on that date and time etc.

  64. ian
    June 27, 2014

    I look like these ministers are after money man.

    What was wrong with the statement? I though Dominica was a country of free speech.

    I’m not interested in the politics of the land but come on guys, why step so low.

    • fragile
      June 27, 2014

      Hello, since when free speech means that you can say what the hell you want about someonelse to the point of defaming that person’s character? So why did Eddison James take offence and sue the man for saying he had a big house in Barbados? Was there not free speech at that time? None of youall took offence to that; so someone calling another person rapist is not a big deal? I hope when other people call youall names youall don’t send lawyer paper for them since we live in a country of free speech.

      • Anonymous
        June 27, 2014

        Whom was called a rapist by Lennox Linton? Go on, I challenge you to say a name. In the Edison James case, the latter was specifically mentioned.

      • ...................
        June 27, 2014

        @fragile Free speech should be all about talking the truth, and this has characterized Lennox Linton for a very long time. I LOVE HIM!

    • Righteous
      June 27, 2014

      Dominica justice system is becoming a joke. The DPP deciding to not pursue murder case because of lack of evidence and everybody wants to sue everybody. Although the statement by Mr. L is far-fetched and idiotically stated, I do not see it paramount to a lawsuit by 18 Ministers of Government. In my mind it is a waste of time and a distraction to the issues at hand. I am not any “rite” like most of the people who respond to these posts, but just a concerned Dominican Citizen who wants the best for my country. Enough already with the frivolous lawsuits! Maybe Mr. L should come out and make a statement saying that he has no proof “of rapist ministers who uphold extortion of sexual services from young people seeking the facilitation of ministers to get personal development assistance from the public purse.” On the other hand if there are any ministers who have done what he has stated, they should stand up and say that I have been “a rapist ministers who uphold extortion of sexual services from young people seeking the facilitation of ministers to get personal development assistance from the public purse.” Do you see how laughable this is, both the statement and the lawsuit!

      One Love Dominicans!!!

    • Face the Facts
      June 29, 2014

      You lack broadmindedness, fairness and truthfulness.

  65. ABITRATOR
    June 27, 2014

    I guess there is no freedom in my country. You sing a song, you get sued, you talk about the government you get sued. Dictatorship at it’s best, instill fear in the people and then control them. Dominicans open your eyes.

    • mum
      June 27, 2014

      freedom goes both ways

      • Anonymous
        June 28, 2014

        Freedom goes ALL ways, open door, 380 degrees!

      • Face the Facts
        June 29, 2014

        You are correct. What is good for one is good for the other. We all have human rights and to practice it to one another with no exception. This is our right and obligation.

    • Let's Blame Skerrit
      June 27, 2014

      @ABITRATOR! Cum Cum said something about Edison James he got sued and paid more that 20K. Just wondering if that does not fall within the context of freedom of speech?

      Guess Edison is a dictator also, even if he is not a government minister.

    • Anonymous
      June 28, 2014

      The problem is too many of us misunderstand freedom. While we are free to damage other people’s character, the law requires that we are accountable for our action. The victim is entitled to claim damages. Freedom is not about reckless behaviour…the rest of society are entitled to freedom as well.

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