Linton asked to apologize in 48 hours or face lawsuit; ‘bring it on,’ he says

Linton is unfazed by threats of lawsuit
Linton is unfazed by threats of lawsuit

Leader of the United Workers party has been given 48 hours to apologize to government ministers and pay $1-million for statements made at a youth rally on Sunday or face court action.

Senior counsel, Tony Astaphan, told state-owned DBS Radio that the decision was made on Tuesday by prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, and members of cabinet.

“The prime minister and the cabinet of ministers decided that letters must be issued to Mr. Lennox Linton giving him 48 hours to retract and apologize and to pay EC$1-million in compensation to the individual ministers of the cabinet and if he does not respond in 48 hours, legal action is going to be instituted against him forthwith,” he said.

But Linton is defiant and unfazed by Astaphan’s threat saying he stood by his pronouncements.

“Tony Astaphan can ask for what he wants,” he told DBS. “The statement I made is the statement I made and I will stand by it and go to court and testify.”

Speaking at the UWP “Youth In IT Too” rally at St Joseph on Sunday, Linton referred to alleged activities by ministers as rape and noted that there is no honor in a government who 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.

Astaphan said Linton’s statement are “intolerable, scandalous and totally unacceptable.”

“The time has come to put an end to this dangerously dishonest and gutter-type politics that have infected our country with the introduction of the UWP, and in particular now it has gone to its lowest level with Lennox Linton and it is totally unacceptable to the prime minister and the other ministers of the cabinet and as result of this the letter will go out it will be served personally wherever he is, and if he fails to respond he will be sued,” he said.

Linton pointed out that there are many people who are also willing to go to court and testify on the matter.

“So let Mr. Astaphan sue, he is a lawyer, he is lawyer for the government…” Linton said. “He has a way of dealing with the business of clients in one way and later on in life when it is convenient to him, he comes with another story to suit his purpose. That is fine, tell Mr. Astaphan, bring it on.”

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171 Comments

  1. juicy j
    May 30, 2014

    Bring it on tony……we nah fraid ……

  2. ME DAYBA
    May 29, 2014

    Lennox just fighting a losing cause. everyone UWP night knows that workers cant win the election bcuz to every question I ask everyone one I come in contact with and ask tell me the seats uwp is going to win. Most of the times they count 4 to 5 and that’s it. so as a people we are enjoying the irony. we already know the outcome of when the election is called.

    • Eyes&Ears
      July 30, 2014

      those are sure wins, we are not sure if other people will open their eyes or not

  3. There you have it
    May 29, 2014

    ” linton should not call anybody rapist. ”

    Whom did he call rapist?

    • Tweety
      May 29, 2014

      He called the ministers rapist at the youth rally

      • JoJo
        May 30, 2014

        He did not. Give me the names of the Minister or Ministers he called rapists!

  4. There you have it
    May 29, 2014

    Astaphan said Linton’s statement are “intolerable, scandalous and totally unacceptable.”

    But, is it untrue?

    • rain$ue me."
      May 31, 2014

      Is it sexual rape, or financial rape?

  5. Anonymous
    May 29, 2014

    We live in a Democratic Country. The man didn’t mention any names. Who the cap fit let them wear it. Everyone has a right to express their opinion as long as they don’t target anyone specifically. What they ought to do is talk to the man privately. He may have a valid situation that he is referring to.

  6. Harlem Queen
    May 29, 2014

    Dno you deleting my message but everyone in newtown know what going on so what

  7. May 28, 2014

    Can someone be sued for more than they are worth? Where is Linton getting a million dollars.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 29, 2014

      His assets could be seized. Here is a wise statement which I heard on Toronto TV approximately a year ago by a legal person. When you sue a corporation, a person, sue their principle; not their assets.
      I am no economist or lawyer but I thought this was interesting. Their assets may not be worth much but their principle is worth more. A new learning process. This is why people must be careful what they state to others even on this Website.
      While there is freedom of speech, there is a limit. They could be sued for allowing derogatory, debasing words against any one, what which is not true and have not yet been proven.
      People can get into a lot of trouble with the power of their tongue. They must learn to control their mouth and tongue. They could cause problems for themselves and for others.
      If only some people were Christian-like as some profess to be Christians and to know the Bible. Could state more on that.

  8. tj
    May 28, 2014

    Such behavoir is rampNT, INVESTIGATE

  9. one love
    May 28, 2014

    Guys when are we goin to stop hurting each other. please forgive and shake hands. Remember the outside world is looking at you all fighting each other. Don’t bite the hand that feed U!

  10. #TeamDominicaGirl
    May 28, 2014

    Bring it On!!!!!!

  11. City man
    May 28, 2014

    Ministers don’t make enough, they need to sue for a million… I am very disappointed by our leaders.

  12. small mided
    May 28, 2014

    since when you hearing ministers sueing, so much story passing all over about both parties, why skerrit them so scared? thats to show u how childish these men are

    • Simply the Truth
      May 30, 2014

      You are small-minded indeed. It is not everything that is said against ministers which would cause them to sue. There are times politicians just let those words, some of which are evil, alone. They cannot answer to every word stated against them.
      In this case, their image has been tarnished. Therefore, the one who started this storm should prove that he is correct and/or retract his words and apologize.

    • May 31, 2014

      your name fits you. :lol:

    • Cyrique
      June 3, 2014

      There’s nothing childish about your character being besmirched. Being called a rapist is libellous and must be dealt with immediately! Political mud slinging is one thing but to be accused of such a henous crime is no laughing matter.

  13. did
    May 28, 2014

    Politics is a very dirty thing but linton should not call anybody rapist. This is very sad to be coming from the mouth of someone who wants to lead a country. Two wrongs don’t make a right whether we are for UWP or for Labor we should not condone this type of behavor.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 30, 2014

      The word “rapist” is a strong word. This means they go around raping every woman. Furthermore, they are not all men. There are women in the PM’s cabinet. Therefore, how many supposedly rapists are in the PM’s cabinet that Linton is aware of?
      If I call people rapists even though I may have heard something about them, I am liable to be sued. I will have to show evidence for this attack on their reputation. People treasure their names and reputation. As we treasure ours, we should do our utmost to do likewise to them.
      Even though Linton’s Party is the opposition and he is campaigning for the prime minister of Dominica, this gives him no reason, at a rally and where many youths were present, to make such unbecoming remarks against the PM and his cabinet.
      Linton accused the PM of harboring rapists. This means being aware of what they are doing, encouraging and condoning them. Those are strong words of defamation of character.
      There is a time and place for everything. A rally was not the place to spew what he supposedly heard which has not yet been proven. Let this be a lesson to everyone. Campaign but avoid personal matters and defamation of character.

  14. Dominican
    May 28, 2014

    I voted for UWP. this time, what I see in uwp is so small and narrow. How can you go on such a huge platform and accuse people like that? It’s Only fools who believe they can say whatever they like. Swearing is a word that comes from your mouth, is that classed as freedom of speech? The law of the land forbids it, so too it forbids slanderous and untrue comments. Remember, without proof, it is not true in a court of law. Lennox prepare your 1.000 000 smakers. UWP just love court, and they never win.

    • its time
      May 28, 2014

      my friend go back to your PM words and then you can talk and on the next hand its the so call lawer that wants to make money tell him go Antigua

      • Da
        May 29, 2014

        But he was in Antigua fool, do u have a radio

    • Labor Afraid
      May 28, 2014

      500,000 cockroaches and 500,000 caca dor is what they will get from the gutter.

      Dominicans too foolish. They always looking at the wrong side of things.
      Theses ministers will do whatever IT TAKES to bring down UWP because they can. They CAN because the justice system in Dominica is none existent. If the Judicial arm of Govt actually functioned on its own ( like it should)

      , then they would not be able to play these games. Labor afraid….bring it on tony Astaphan. Chineese closing closing down your family business, go and do some real work.

      Linton don’t need evidence there are enough women and boys to start talking. And enough text messages and WhatsApp.

      • Anonymous
        May 29, 2014

        Why would be Labour be afraid of a leader who is unable to display any diplomacy what-so-ever. It is scary to have someone like this on an international platform represent Dominica when one is on pins and needles because we will not know what will come from his mouth. Would we want to put Dominica in an embarrassing situation like that?

  15. Mr.Cool
    May 28, 2014

    Sir if you don’t have the evidence, do apologize, with no evidence you have no case, it’s all good to say you will take them on in court, but with out the evidence you doomed :oops: that’s why politician must not get carried away when they are on the platform, sometimes they say things they should not have said, my advise to you sir retract that comment you made, I don’t live in dominica but it’s just an advise :wink:

    • May 28, 2014

      Mr.Cool I hear what you trying to say but if you know anything about Lennox you will know that when you says or report on any issue he have the proft to support the claim, but Tony will be the one who will tell us who the ministers are because he must have the names on the documents and once he file the case it becomes public matter .

  16. time will tell
    May 28, 2014

    beat them lennox….the same way you beat the antiguan gov’t

  17. Channel 1
    May 28, 2014

    Mr Linton, please take all those who deliberately twisting what you said into a lie to court.

    Nowhere in your statement did you ever say that Dominican women are prostitutes yet a malicious agenda is at work telling lies about you. This is serious Mr Linton.

    Please file a lawsuit again all those who are pretending that they are dotish in English comprehension inorder for them to tell lies about you on this matter.

    Everybody can see the transcripts of what you said and nowhere did you say or imply that Dominican women are prostitutes. Some people out there are just too plain wicked in their constant lies about you.

  18. Gweneth J Moorhouse
    May 28, 2014

    I always think it is unfair to readers and the general public, that DNO, a news agency will seek comments from them but at the same time prohibits them from having copies of their news articles..
    I have not come across suchlike doings anywhwere else.

  19. Kalinago
    May 28, 2014

    Nonsense, Nonsense, Nonsense.

    Politics in Dominica is a show nowadays.
    Everything is to the courts we go.
    What is this country coming to?

    • its time
      May 28, 2014

      that started when DOM-IN-CANS took the country and put it in the hands of the KIDS that’s what you get when you gave KIDS toys that’s to big for them to play thay will kill it

  20. grim reaper
    May 28, 2014

    500,000 cockroaches and 500,000 caca dor is what they will get from the gutter

  21. spartan angel
    May 28, 2014

    Dominicans too foolish. They always looking at the wrong side of things.
    Theses ministers will do whatever it takes to bring down UWP because they can. They CAN because the justice system in Dominica is none existent. If the Judicial arm of Govt actually functioned on its own ( like it should)

    , then they would not be able to play these games.

  22. UDHREADYET
    May 28, 2014

    This is just ‘Political pornography!’ some people like the sensationalism! Others are turned off by it. The reality is it’s not about the real issues or plans for the future of the country. ‘Political Porn!’

  23. May 28, 2014

    The true meaning of words Lesson 101.

    Prostituting:
    — verb (used with object), pros·ti·tut·ed,pros·ti·tut·ing.

    to sell or offer (oneself) as a prostitute.
    to put to any base or unworthy use: to prostitute one’s talents. 
    Rape:
    —noun

    the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse. 
    any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person. 
    statutory rape.
    an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation; violation: the rape of the countryside. 
    Archaic. the act of seizing and carrying off by force. 
    —verb (used with object), raped,rap·ing.

    to force to have sexual intercourse. 
    to plunder (a place); despoil. 
    to seize, take, or carry off by force. 
    —verb (used without object), raped,rap·ing.

    to commit rape. 

    I am at a lost for words. Where have all these years of transcendental meditation gone?

  24. Garcondominique
    May 28, 2014

    If there is any sense of Godliness and truth well All the God fearing and Christian Dominicans please stand up! if such allegations are made about members holding such high office the first thing is to do investigations as the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica. If such allegations are found to be true those involved should be immediately fired by the PM. IF IT IS FOUND TO BE FALSE BASED ON INDEPENDENT AND HONEST INVESTIGATIONS BY THE PM , WELL THEY CAN TAKE ACTION AGAINST MR LINTON. Such statements ought to be taken very seriously by Prime Minister, if he is serious as a leader. The first move is to open up the door to investigate the matter because such matters go against integrity in public office and also go against human rights ans justice.
    If the Government is clean there is no need to be afraid. The PM should act fearlessly about such allegations and prove to all Dominicans that his ministers are living up to high standards and values. Please investigate the matter , then if its false well take actions against Lennox…..Also ask persons to come forward and talk based on truth………. be not afraid Mr PM, MR Astaphans and Mr Lennox and the government. God is goood all the time and all the time GOD IS GOOOD.
    WILL ALL HONEST DOMINICANS PLEASE STAND UP! Will all the patriots please stand up.
    By the way, the PM should be the first person to make statement on the matter not Tony because Tony is not the PM neither a member of the cabinet……
    So please get it right and please stand up! The Truth shall set us free. Mr PM you are a good man, Dont be afraid to do the right thing and be a no nonsense PM. Be like the Pm from Trinidad, any minister who is found to be out of line is fired immediately if not she says that they are not guilty upon proper investigations. Come on Mr PM. if you act well not even water can take you out as PM. This will make you a better PM.. Call in the investigators …….. because lawyers who are on your side for now put together cannot win you an election. Its a nice time to silent your critics

  25. Laughing Long Tongue
    May 28, 2014

    18 million and an open apology to each member of the cabal… how laughable :lol: :lol: :lol:

  26. Browne, C Rastafari
    May 28, 2014

    8-O Our own soap opera in real life! Marpin should get the rights to document, film, and publish this saga as a soap opera. :mrgreen: I only hope that Linton has obtained video, audio, and written statements from the “alleged” victims. :mrgreen: BRING IT ON, TA AND RS!!! No names were called, so will the defendants please stand up?

  27. Yowwww
    May 28, 2014

    Hmmmmmmmm Sometimes I just read this Comments eh and Check like some Dominican have there heads too far up there a and they doe have no Pried for themselves and now I see why I Love My country but the most of the people need stop be sTupid and see what’s happen………. A man that running to control a country and the best thing you fine to do is call our beautiful independent ladies Bum makers ????? Awa wiii that means you doe have respect for our young ladies, not even for your own mother you respect for and yet still he want Votes hmmm the key in life is Respect Linton learn that and Dominicans that still want to say workers in my Head keep your mouths Shut cause if your a independent woman, a mother, a grandmother you would show some Respect for yourselves tell if that’s right to say #ThinkBeforeYouAct

  28. Anonymous
    May 28, 2014

    I would love to see the minutes of the Cabinet Meeting where the Ministers discussed the allegations reported by Lennox. I would especially like to see whether or not they all declared their innocence to the Prime Minister.

  29. Anonymous
    May 28, 2014

    So linton going to Antigua then Puerto rico? To do what? where he get all that money? linton pwen coowee lol he will be served overseas lol. lets hope he comes back on june 21 for real and not do and earl Williams on us.

    • Anonymous
      May 28, 2014

      did lennox say “all” the ministers of government or just ministers of government? there is no merit in this case since the government is made up of both the ruling party and the opposition.

    • Cyrique
      June 3, 2014

      Perhaps Linton went to GARDE’ to see what the future holds. Antigua then Puerto Rico – really?? Perhaps he went to Haiti or Guadeloupe lol :twisted: 8-O

  30. May 28, 2014

    Hello and good afternoon my people. Well who Tony Astaphan think he is because he represent the Prime Minister on other legal matters he think he can force people to apologize. Those Astaphans think they can do what they want in Dominica but just remember their family came to Dominica and use to sell clothes out of suit case to my parents but now they have super market so they think they are better than us. Tony Astaphan just remember that I know you from when you was a small child in Roseau on Cock Street now you are an Attorney and you think you own us. Tony you aren’t important outside of Dominica but people like you thrive in a corrupt system.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      May 29, 2014

      Tony, is the “think better than” was true, Tony would not be married to a black woman, not told me, but his wife is an Antiguan, and by the way I know all of her relatives.

      Secondly all of Tony’s uncles’ Two of them I know, Johnny Astaphan, and an older one, from the time I knew them, they always screwed with Black girls. So than feel better than is out of the question. You have to remember Tony is also a poltician also.

      You simply have to deal with his comments as you are dealing with any other politician. And I tell you what way back there in the 1950’s One of Tony uncles married a Black Dominica woman, and a country woman at that, he operated an mechanic shop on Bath Rod not too far from the old Convent High School. My sister who died last year worked for his uncle, I used to go to visit with her over the weekends: and I tell you what from Friday to Monday, my sister would feed me with their food.

      There was a house behind the main house, my sister and an other woman who worked for his uncle lived. He had a son named Hugo, and another, I do not remember the other name; but they were not stock up now prejudice to me. I left Dominica at fourteen, I returned to Dominica a long time after, I was in Dominica for about five months by which time a guy from Wesley named Conrad worked at same J. Astaphan & Co, he got me a job there; the VW I drove around making deliveries and going to the country selling merchandises would breakdown, I would take it to Bath road to have. His uncle had two Black guy working for him as mechanics.

      Give the Astaphans a break, even if they did not pay plenty of money they served a purpose in the country, without them some people would never have a job in the 1960’s and forward to that. Conrad Andrew later became a pilot, he flew light aircrafts, he is the same guy from Wesley who Crashed in the sea of Wesley, where he and three passengers walked out of the ocean without a scratch.

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  31. Anonymous
    May 28, 2014

    mr linton must be careful with this lawsuit, he might truly have evidence that a minister or some ministers behave that way but his statements clearly included all ministers including women. so he must provide evidence that all the ministers are rapists or knew of rape and did nothing and that is difficult to prove. so just looking at the case on it merits, the ministers has a strong case. If we remove the politics from it and look at the statement vs the suit we can see that it would be difficult for mr linton to defend his statement even though it might be right.

    • Looking in
      May 28, 2014

      Which minister/s are you referring to?

    • playboy
      May 29, 2014

      You cannot be called a rapist unless you have been convicted of rape! What evidence he supposedly has of some woman making a report of some minister attempting to force himself on her is immaterial.
      There was no court case, no conviction, no rape, no racists!
      Lennox is in BIG trouble and he knows it.

  32. Upside Down
    May 28, 2014

    Any other civilized country u hearing of abuse the head of Govt investigates and fires dem in Dominica the head of Govt supports it and going after the person making accusations and dem supporters behind him, i hope u people burn in hell.

  33. committed Dominican
    May 28, 2014

    Which prime minister tony is referring to? A pack of wolves terrorising the country. These guys are causing more harm to the country than all the hurricanes we’ ve had in recent times combined. Go away SONS of SATAN.

  34. Francisco Telemaque
    May 28, 2014

    “Leader of the United Workers party has been given 48 hours to apologize to government ministers and pay $1-million for statements made at a youth rally on Sunday or face court action.”

    Tony, by now you know I have rated you as one of the best practicing lawyers Dominica has produced for the time our locals has become Lawyers, dating back to the days of a man named Lochart, He came along long before I was born, and long before your father was born he was good. Nevertheless, I doubt even in the primitive days, any professional attorney would undertake such a waste of time case.

    How are you going to ague a case like that. Metaphorically there is a saying “no case, no warrant.” And if there is no warrant, there cannot be any arrest? Hence, there is no case here unless we are nation that is governed by some dictatorship. In some nations governing is done by as ingle individual-a king, or dictator. This state of affairs is called autocracy. Where a small group of landowners, military officers, or wealthy merchants control most of the governing decisions, that government is said to be an oligarchy.

    However, when more people participate, and if the populace is deemed to have some influence over their actions, that government is tending democracy. There are other are other governments such as Constitutional, Authoritarian, and Totalitarian! I will not detail how those government rule over they people, however, in a Democracy, people do not simply ask other to apologize, or be papered to pay a million dollars for an opinion, especially when we know for a fact, that politicians, in Dominica do prey on the young women, and women in general in our country.

    Lennox did not mention any one politician name in all his comments, so how can any lawyer on God green earth demand that this man pays a million dollars because he said politicians seek sexual favors from women who seeks help from them in our country. This is ridiculous, that sort of thing can only happen under a dictatorship system. You see that is why in America, when a case is filed it is reviewed by someone, and if that someone found no merits in the case, it is rejected; thus, the courts are not cluttered with frivolous case, law suits, and demand as this demand.

    If there is a case any judge or magistrate who would accept a case like that, should seek some psychiatric treatment, I have supported you in a lot of things Tony, nevertheless, I cannot support you in this one, before it is all over Tony, women will be out there naming some of the politicians who are involved, and boy all hell will break loose, some of those involved will pay out plenty of bribes in order to prevent a scandal.

    If I all politicians in Dominica are thieves, and corrupt, that would mean, every single person in Dominica could declare themselves a politician and sue me, in a democracy that does not happen, and if we have a government how supports that sort idea, it is all the reason why the power of the vote should be used to get these people out of the way, in order to evade a dictatorship in the country!

    In that case all of the former UWP ministers whom the Labor Party ministers said has sexual intercourse with the Chines owner of the Shine Company, causing them to run from Dominica, fifteen years ago, should now file a counter law suit for accusing them Timothy included of having sex with the woman; hence, allowing her to remove her goods from the custom for free!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Francisco Telemaque
      May 28, 2014

      DNO, please delete my first submission on the subject; there are too many errors in that one!

      “Leader of the United Workers party has been given 48 hours to apologize to government ministers and pay $1-million for statements made at a youth rally on Sunday or face court action.”

      No offence intended Tony: by now you know I have rated you as one of the best practicing lawyers Dominica has produced from the time our locals has become Lawyers, dating back to the days of a man named Lochart. He came along before I was born, and long before your father was born, he was good; very good. Nevertheless, I doubt even in those primitive days, any professional attorney would undertake such a waste of time case.

      How are you going to ague a case like that? Unless you are trying to set a precedence, I do not know of any such precedence you can refer to in presenting such a case.

      Metaphorically there is a saying “no case, no warrant.” And if there is no warrant, there cannot be any arrest? Hence, there is no case here unless we are a nation that is governed by some dictatorship. In some nations governing is done by a single individual, a king, or dictator. This state of affairs is called autocracy. Where a small group of landowners, military officers, or wealthy merchants control most of the governing decisions, that government is said to be an oligarchy.

      However, when more people participate, and if the populace is deemed to have some influence over their actions, that government is tending toward democracy. There are other governments such as Constitutional, Authoritarian, and Totalitarian! I will not detail how those government rule over their people, however, in a Democracy, people do not simply ask others to apologize, or be papered to pay a million dollars for an opinion, especially when we know for a fact, that politicians, in Dominica do prey on the young women, and women in general in our country.

      Lennox did not mention any one politician name in all his comments, so how can any lawyer on God green earth demand that this man pays a million dollars because he said politicians seek sexual favors from women who seeks help from them in our country. This is ridiculous, that sort of thing can only happen under a dictatorship. You see that is why in America, when a case is filed in a court it is reviewed by someone, and if that someone found no merits in the case, it is rejected; thus, the courts are not cluttered with frivolous cases, and law suits, and demand as this demand.

      Any judge or magistrate who would accept a case like that, should seek some psychiatric treatment. I have supported you in a lot of things Tony, nevertheless, I cannot support you in this one, before it is all over Tony, women will be out there naming some of the politicians who are involved, and boy all hell will break loose, some of those involved will pay out plenty of bribes in order to prevent a scandal.

      If there is a law in Dominica which makes it that easy to sue someone who has not named anyone in his/her allegation’s I imagine if I or anyone else say: all politicians in Dominica are thieves, and corrupt, that would mean, every single person in Dominica could declare themselves a politician and sue me for libel, in addition to slander; in a democracy that does not happen. If we have a government which supports that sort idea, it is all the reason why the power of the vote should be used to get these people out of the way, in order to evade a dictatorship in the country!

      We remember a manufactured scandal which was a major contributor which cost the UWP the election fifteen years ago. In that case, all of the former UWP ministers whom the Labor Party ministers said had sexual intercourse with the Chines owner of the Shine Company, causing them to run from Dominica, fifteen years ago, should now file a counter law suit for accusing them Timothy included of having sex with the woman; hence, allowing her to remove her goods from the custom for free! What is good for the goose is also good for the gander.

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • UWP?
        May 29, 2014

        I guess you are a lawyer, one who has a firm grasp of the law. We will see when the legal minds meet to discuss and debate the matter before a judge. Let the trial begin.

  35. May 28, 2014

    UWP will ask their supporters for donations to pay up the million :lol: :lol: :lol:

  36. Josh
    May 28, 2014

    Well, there you go. Monell should take Reg to court for slander, seeing we’re on a lawsuit rampage in this country.

  37. Youth
    May 28, 2014

    Ha ha ppl will testify tony be careful

  38. sugar
    May 28, 2014

    As a seventeen year old i can surely say that my generation has more ambition and dreams for Dominica rather than the ‘government;…

  39. Zors Ka Parlez trops
    May 28, 2014

    Lennox didnt have to mention any name but by just implying that Ministers of Government not Ministers of Church etc.. Ministers of Government is enough to warrant a lawsuit..
    Getting the evidence will be hard to prove rape… Matt even though there are cellphone messages to show what a Minister sent , how do you know that the MInister’s cellphone may have gotten lost and someone else used it??? these are points lawyers are going to bring up and Lennox will have to prove…
    Even if you were to bring a victim forward proving rape is extremely difficult…Lennox should know proving sexual harrassment is hard even in his case…..why did
    DCP have to compensate the client? Is it because they loved her?

    Hello, Lennox should have remembered right inside of his camp there are other members guilty of molestation… Garcon zors ka parlerz trops..
    All those of you who urged the calypsonian to sing his song, i hope you all are helping him to carry his big cross.
    Some people running thier mouth and talking about 1979, Dominichen pas zort, they will not lose thier lives for people…..
    Those who brave take up the fight……
    Lennox cowi and shots doh even fire… paper that rattle……
    People learn to be responsible more so as a leader….

    • Foxy Girl
      May 29, 2014

      Don’t make any excuses… how did the phone get lost or stolen and he still have the same number… just ring it up in court and it answer in his pocket… :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Malgraysa
      May 30, 2014

      There is such a thing as “voice recognition” my friend. Everybody has a unique voice print, just like fingerprints. Our intelligence people and police know that and probably use that to keep tap on people they are watching. Unless you have a very expensive scrambling device it is impossible to disguise your voice and computer software can match a voice with an individual without fail. Electronic evidence is now accepted in our courts and any minister, who may be challenged but was not aware of voice recognition may be trembling in their boots.

    • Get this !
      June 2, 2014

      How did the Catholic Church manage to get sued decades after they happened? Ask yourself.

      Some of the persons who know they are guilty are uneasy right now.

      But it way too many tracks to try to cover now.

      They are a lot more stories that will arise. Fear is the only thing that will save this administrations.

    • smh
      June 27, 2014

      Who knows if u r 17 ! All I c here r ppl judging one another wht happen to ” leave everything in god hands ” ? We take politics to serious . Someone spoke about austrie but what he said about the cow meat is true some of us don’t even know about it but yet we r on her side. We condone to much wrong because we support a party . Are you to give our children right when they are wrong ?

  40. Gaia's Last Hope.
    May 28, 2014

    :-? I was wondering. Ahhhhhhmmm. Do we have a women’s bureau?? If we do why haven’t they spoken out about this since it involves women. Base point women, victim women.

  41. 007
    May 28, 2014

    Ok let’s try this to all the women in dominica that has been victims please start fileing charges against those minister get together and file a lawsuit against the government if they can sue Linton for what he say you all can also sue them for what happened

  42. Anonymous
    May 28, 2014

    Lennox has said this before and had to pay up thousands to the court. Let’s hope he saves up a million dollars from the campaign monies,instead of touring the world to pay up his bill since I cannot see how he can possibly win this case. His party is going to loose anyway!!!

  43. LAPLEE
    May 28, 2014

    Thanks DNO for fixing the problem. I apologize.

  44. FAST N FURIOUS
    May 28, 2014

    To rape someone is a crime. One can only be accused of being a rapist after committing such a crime by forcing a person to submit to sexual intercourse.
    Lennox has accused the ministers of the Government, be it man or woman, for raping those who have gotten assistance from them. Lennox must be taken to task to prove what he said about the ministers. The evidence of RAPE…Lennox playing smart but that doesn;t mean he is clever. Freedom doesn’t necessarily mean that you are FREE.

  45. cc
    May 28, 2014

    Labour must go change is a must

  46. Anonymous
    May 28, 2014

    Huh?

  47. Anonymous
    May 28, 2014

    I remember Checko, who helping him now? I remember the Linden incident, so many eyewitnesses were on DNO none of them show up in court. I know Dominicans, all talk and no action, Lennox better find a good lawyer. Tony will have him served in Antigua or anywhere he runs to hide, just wait.

  48. UWP?
    May 28, 2014

    Politics! Politics! We all here will support whatever party we want notwithstanding how low the gutter politics is, how untrue or true the statements may be. Most of us, even me supported the Policeman but he has a huge bill to pay for singing a song. We may ask, was that justice? Having looked at what has happened and continues to happen, with we saying whatever we want and whenever we want under the “Free Speech” banner, I say it was. We as a people must know that free speech is not a tool given to cause grief to anyone but rather to express ones self as dictated by law.

    Where one feels aggrieved when another has expressed himself under the banner of free speech, he must and should take the matter to court where the true test of free speech is held.

    I am not a fan of Tony, but in this case he is wright. An allegation was made by Mr. Linton who claimed that the ministers are rapists; words to that effect. This is a serious allegation that must be addressed. Mr. Linton should and must have evidence to back up his public pronunciation. In the absence of this his action can be interpreted as being malicious and devious, surely traits unbecoming of a leader. On the other hand, where evidence is produced to show that the allegation is true, the ministers involved must be punished and dishonorably removed from their positions.

    In order to arrive at any of these conclusions, the evidence must be brought before a court of law. There it will be looked at and justice will prevail. Please don’t be delusional and say there is no justice here in DA, because there is. We only come up with this injustice nonsense when the court rules in favor of our opponents. Let the court decide on this one. Enough of these dangerous politics, affecting innocent people lives.

  49. Mamiez
    May 28, 2014

    Tony!!!!….Leave that alone!!!!
    I warning you… Let that alone!!!!
    That thing worst than you think, you will bring down the DLP if you continue with that.
    Leave that alone!!!… it have more behind than what in front.
    You hear I warn you… ok.

  50. Anonymous
    May 28, 2014

    Can someone tell me where is Linton right now?

  51. May 28, 2014

    I am a full-blown labourite but i CANNOT tolerate that BS astaphans coming with; Skerrit is disappointing his supporters by listening to astaphans….

  52. kingman
    May 28, 2014

    well if ministers soliciting sex for favors that’s not ethical and wrong, but that cannot be rape and so the statement is libelous. Linton have a way of getting himself in front of these judges, hmm they will soon be very tired of having to deal with him for the exact same reasons over and over again

  53. Socalist
    May 28, 2014

    Roosevelt Skerrit may be many things but he no fool. THERE WILL BE NO COURT CASE. This is part of is strategy to make is people feel elated.

  54. Bad DA
    May 28, 2014

    DNO is infested with blue, they are always there waiting to dislike all good comments about red lol! that’s all am saying today.

  55. May 28, 2014

    i want WHEN linton apologize AND pay the MONEY for the government ministers to take the money and put it in the YES WE CARE programme. UWPWEEEEEEEEEEE

    • JoJo
      May 28, 2014

      Rasta Lennox not going to apologize or pay any money. He already said that he will not stop the Yes We Care programme and he said what he said in St.Jo because he does care about people, all of our people! You can roll that in your leaf and smoke it.

  56. Lougaoo Mem
    May 28, 2014

    Is that Anthony Astaphan’s and Roosevelt Skerrit’s DLP last “Hail Mary” before they announce the election date?

    Listening to them on the radio, clearly gives you the impression that they are getting super desperate and is in combat mode to do battle at all fronts. They understand exactly what Mr. Lennox Linton commented about, and whatever he said concerning the allegations does have merits and they know it.

    The people are aware of the conduct of some of their ministers and those who serve in public office. Equally, there are many women who are ready to spill the beans on those who committed despicable and unwarranted acts towards them. So, if Tony believes he wants the chips to fall where they may, Let him go ahead and make his day…. The publicity wont be pretty for all those concerned and the nation.

  57. notnice
    May 28, 2014

    that political thing getting to a whole new level in Dominica …i wonder how high it gonna go again …….

  58. ehhhhhh
    May 28, 2014

    bring it onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn :-D :-D :-D :-D …………..i know dem ministers goin n start running..social media exposing all u now… :-D :-D :-D

    • searching
      May 28, 2014

      There is only one person running right now. Can you tell me where is Lenox Linton? He said bring it on…but where is he? :?: :?: :cry:

  59. dlp sot eh
    May 28, 2014

    Hahhaa so allu want a man to pay 1million dollars to people he didn’t even mention in his speech really !!!!! Welll bring it on tony I want to know who are those ministers wi dlp must go change is a must most definitely not an option

    • IS THAT
      May 28, 2014

      If they can SUE Cheko then y not SUE Linton…???….one in the same..dont u think…………

  60. Scare Tactics Team
    May 28, 2014

    Concerned Citizens and Well wishers, please tell Tony and them for us to behave themselves because we the people will defend our democracy and constitution if those we pay to do so are not able to do so. If what they looking for is a repeat of 1979 tell them to think twice. Please let them know that if they touch our hero, Lennox Linton, or arrest him, bit him or anything of that nature, they will be doing that to many of us and the presence in St. Joseph on Sunday is much larger than what they think. So tell them to behave themselves PLEASE

    • kingman
      May 28, 2014

      it was people like you that was telling checko don’t change any word in his song, now it only him that is facing his music.
      WE THE PEOPLE INC. have no more money.

    • Gary
      May 28, 2014

      There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. Your comment displays what politics can do the mind. You have written such absurdity. When you make the statement quote “we the people will defend our democracy and constitution if those we pay to do so are not able to do so. If what they looking for is a repeat of 1979 tell them to think twice.” I hope you will be the one leading that fight.

      • Papa Dom
        May 28, 2014

        who is the ignorant one? when it serves your purpose you celebrate 1979 and when it doesn’t it is ignorant

  61. runaway
    May 28, 2014

    one day the dlp gorvement will make sure dno is not longer ! go to hell dno for not posting me comment

  62. tech
    May 28, 2014

    linton ur party is going to loose i think u should be a man and apologize.

    • Abolo Girl
      May 28, 2014

      Apologize to whom for what? making a general statement such as Rapist ministers , there are ministers of the cloth ( religion ) ministers of government etc. And even if, this statement is true, you and I both know that. Lastly why didn’t you tell skerrit to be a man and apologize when he said no law not even the constitution could prevent him fro being nominated or when he said in the house of assembly this country is too free or even when he told lennox Linton a Dominican citizen go to hell is none of his damn business where labour party get their money from? As a prime minister do you think that was becoming of him?

  63. stupes
    May 28, 2014

    hahahahaha…….hahahah…i know alot of ministers have a serious malvat now :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

  64. FAST N FURIOUS
    May 28, 2014

    Lennox Linton,You so MAN..You said” Bring it on”..and you running?
    You can run but you cannot hide!
    Run to the Rocks but their will be no one.

    • stupes
      May 28, 2014

      where he running…dem ministers that there hiding….bring it on

  65. suprised
    May 28, 2014

    look tori aint into the politics stuff but wooyeee me bowdelle lmao

  66. justice
    May 28, 2014

    Linton is very arrogant and hard headed. Don’t apologize so the people can see who you truly are. As a first time voter I know you won’t be getting my vote for sure..so far you have not proven yourself and convinced me that you can make Dominica a better place…smh

    • Papa Dom
      May 28, 2014

      a first time voter! are you sure? well maybe you are. If you are young you should try finding out from the freedom -labour gang what were the allegations made against the UWP and whether the individual/s has/ve changed his/their ways.

      • justice
        May 28, 2014

        I am not just talking about this situation alone. I have been listening to him and thus far nothing has compelled me that he is capable of leading us. First he call we females “prostitutes” and that just shock me that a man who wants to lead would say something like that. Then instead of apologizing to the FEMALES he decides he will just switch it around and say what he meant was men in office are rapists. REALLY? THAT’S who you would like to govern your country.

    • its time
      May 28, 2014

      you a just one of the DOM-IN-CANS that want to get without working that’s why you don’t want a job

  67. rescue 911
    May 28, 2014

    Big countries don’t have that level of ignorance.Tony ,you and dlp needs to go.

    • Fouchette
      May 29, 2014

      Big countries never have this level of schoolboy politics to begin with. This is really immature behavour on the part of Linton. I am longing for the day when we will put away this type of mentality resulting in the gutter politics which is being displayed here. He should have been on the podium discussing ideas, projects and plans for the betterment of Dominica instead of the fouchette which he did!!

  68. Faceup
    May 28, 2014

    Only One Million you asking for? why not a cool One Hundred Million?. Sets of power hungry… money grabing… heartless so called Government. Yes take us to court, let your names be called…Plizzzzzzzzz… LABOUR MUST GO !

  69. Acts 4:16-17 again?
    May 28, 2014

    Some similarities between Tony’s threat and Acts chapter 4, after the lamed man walked.
    1. In verse 2, the political leaders, church leaders and chief lawyers were upset at the message Peter and John preached so they gathered together to plan a way to stop them. Today, those same guys, dressed in different uniform gathered to see how they can stop Lennox.
    2. Verse 4, many who heard the message believed just as many, many, many who heard the message of Lennox believe and are ready to testify.
    3 In verse 13, they were disturbed because the message preached by Peter and John, whom they (those of point #1) perceived to be ordinary men, without DEGREE they were even more upset. Is that not how they view Lennox?
    4. In verse 14, the evidence against them was too strong; just as Lennox’s evidence against them is too humongous.
    5. In verses 15-16, they (those of point 1)realized they could not run from the notable and tangible evidence before their eyes they had to see how they could slow it down. That’s exactly what they trying to get Lennox to do
    6. So in verse 17, they decided to do damage control by using the law to threaten them. That just what Tony and his team doing.
    In verses 18-20, Peter and John refused to slow down or stop their message. Tony, you have the wrong Lennox Linton in mind. The Lennox I know will not stop preaching what he knows, we know, you know, they know and victims know to be TRUE. So come better next time Tony!!!

    • Gary
      May 28, 2014

      You have used the two most potent tools created to manipulative and brainwash humans Religion and Politics to illustrate your point. I wonder where is your reason, the gift that God gave you wow. The last paragraph of your comment displays so much arrogance. A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

      • Acts 4:16-17 again?
        May 28, 2014

        @Gary, I guess you can really see the parallel eh? But then again can you not see the religious and politics in the DLP? You seem to have forgotton Skerrit was referred to as jesus by government ministers? Stop sweating man. Maybe you need to drink some of the water Skerrit imported.

  70. Annica Alethea
    May 28, 2014

    Skerrit, don’t allow Tony to drag you into this one.
    A good leader will investigate complaints and accusations made about Cabinet Ministers.
    Skerrit be warned!

    • Toure
      May 30, 2014

      Prime minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar did the right thing, she gave a semblance of “leak blockage” did not come with lawyers doing monday morning quarterbacking and still yet her government is threatened why? Videos are being released.

      There is potential for dirty linens to be aired, I know for a fact with the mention of Cabinet meeting and “Ministers” taking the decision to sue some persons are ready to go public. All you picture come out.

  71. Doc. Love
    May 28, 2014

    I know Tony as a lawyer not as a farmer. He is not very good at cherry picking. It is the same Lennox Linton who published on social media, on the radio, plus other print media a list of million of dollars which were alleged paid to Ministers of Government by a lawyer close to the Prime Minister, Tony has never commented on the allegations. A Chinese gentleman made an allegations concerning the Prime Minister and Ministers of Government receiving gifts and SEXUAL FAVORS, Tony has never addressed the allegations. I hope the DLP Ministers are not running short of campaign funds. By the way, many Dominicans who listen to Q know who the alleged Minister is, I wonder what is Tony’s motive.

  72. RealTalk
    May 28, 2014

    Bring it onnnn AStaphans…..Bring it on!!!!….Allu ministers too corrupt and playing hypocrite. AStaphans well know ….he just trying want to hide things under the bush…..but no enough is enough…they shall be revealed!!!

  73. roseau
    May 28, 2014

    Tony Astaphan I don’t know if you want acceptance or something or you want to feel important but you are becoming very annoying. You are turning people off from labour, and besides everyone knows that what Mr Linton said is the truth.

  74. smh
    May 28, 2014

    WAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!

  75. Catarina
    May 28, 2014

    OMG people stop all the fighting against each other and come together to fix the country. Dominicans claim to be so religious but where is the love?

  76. JoJo
    May 28, 2014

    It is the height of hypocrisy for Tony Astaphan to accuse Lennox Linton of gutter type politics after his weekly tirades of abusive , degrading, offensive and insulting language voiced on public radio.
    Well Lennox, you have been challenged, they trying to shut you up, make you run scared just like they tried with Dr. Fontaine. Where is that case now? They trying to soil your image, and turn attention away from their poor performance in Govt. They should know better than think you will give in and give up. I only hope that if they ever bring that case it will be heard in public and not in a closed court for cowards.

  77. Grateful
    May 28, 2014

    They sweff a million dollars to be used to campaign. According to Lennox Bring it On.

  78. Anonymous
    May 28, 2014

    Lennox Pwen Cooweee :mrgreen:

  79. As I see It
    May 28, 2014

    All I can say is Linton needs help: mentally, physically and monetarily.

    • rosa parks
      May 28, 2014

      Allu wicked dominicans… Nobody doh file lawsuit against Tony and Regie for their big mouths and they called names but Lennox did not call names. He spoke based on official reports made to the police. Malice in this country and we support it because we are afraid of the majority and maybe because we get a dollar we did not work for to put in our pockets.

    • Just Asking!
      May 28, 2014

      It is funny that you didn’t think Reginald Austrie needed help? Silly aficionados!

  80. jah
    May 28, 2014

    I hope those who are willing to testify, have their tapes, voicemail and text message. In the court of law he / she say is not credible evidence. Mr linton just like publicity and running a gutter politics. Who he using Women. Monell Williams cow meat statement, Monell Williams fired from her Job. Now he running in ministers who raped women. That man should be shame of himself. U have new vision for Dominica. Show us the money, show us how you are going to create 5000 jobs in three years. Talk about real issues, show us some actions. If you claim their is so many women that has been raped for government assistance. Seek help for those women, take them down to the police station and let them file a criminal case against those rapists. Do not use those women to score political points. Shame of the UWP!!

    • Papa Dom
      May 28, 2014

      why should lennox do any of those things you asking for when the man you pay homage to doesn’t have a clue. Furthermore, you know what! he should do anything you say because you know that he spoke the truth as it happed in your family. Now I hope you will be adult enough to testify against the minister.

    • May 28, 2014

      Jah .

      Hello and good morning my people. Hi Jah you know the name of the Minister Mr Linton is referring to. Why some of our people have such short memory or they just want to remember things that suit their agenda . We remember when this alleged rape was an issue and it was said that they pay the female to keep quiet. The case was never brought because they young lady refused to be interviewed but it was later determined that she was under age therefore she couldn’t consent to having sex. It was Statutory Rape based on her age.

      • kylie
        May 28, 2014

        Tony no one is saying that the accusations may not be true. The ymay very well be true.

        But there is a process by which things are done. As an educated man, Mr. Linton should know that you cannot come out on a public platform ( or anywhere else) and just start accusing people of things. That is called SLANDER.

        IF his motives were indeed sincere ( and not self serving) he should have hhe matter thoroughly investigated and IF the victims ask for his help, help them through legal actions.

        That platform ” political suicide” message he gave their was SELF SERVING. And any intelligent person could see that.

      • May 29, 2014

        Kylie.

        Hello and good morning my people. Kylie did you read the transcript from Mr Linton speech. Well I read the transcript and no one can show me where Mr Linton mention anyone by name or nickname in that speech. So how can anyone sue for slander when they aren’t mention by name or nickname .

    • kylie
      May 28, 2014

      Jah I could not have said it better myself. You took the eords right out of my mouth.

      If he is so concerned about these women, and IF they asked for his help, Mr. Linton’s job is to investigate the matter, ensure that what the women are saying is indeed true and then help them file law suits. Not to use them on a political forum to score political points.

      If they were indeed raped, isn’t what Linton is doing just raping them again in a different way?

      Come on people, we have bigger issues in DA to face..job creation, Industrial development to create more business and bring some money into the country…come on politicians, lets work TOGETHER please. where is the love? or at least the respect? Are you all aware that the wider world has access to this circus show? Stupes. the wider world is watching and listening. How do you all expect them to have respect for us when you gusy behave this way?

  81. no name
    May 28, 2014

    why does that like to waste court time. I don’t hear no minister answering but he opening his big mouth.

    • its time
      May 28, 2014

      people like you so don’t mind where the money come from all you want is money go and work

  82. Grandbarian Born
    May 28, 2014

    Pay compensation to the individual ministers????? Did Mr. Lennox call any names….

  83. john bess
    May 28, 2014

    lennox does not have to apologize. The ministers need to come out to defend themselves. In the words of Nasio,” truth will reveal things that dem hide deep down inna babylon.”

  84. runaway
    May 28, 2014

    He has so much mouth but he could run away this morning! but he must come back one day ! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • May 28, 2014

      did lennox say “all” the ministers of government or just ministers of government? there is no merit in this case since Lennox did not mention any minister’s name. Who then will be compensated? Tony is clutching at straws to gain public support but the tide is against them. It will be the witnesses word against the minister(s); and since they are numerous, the ministers will have a hard time defending their position.

  85. Oh Yes
    May 28, 2014

    Tony made a decision for the govenment, and they all blindly agreed. Bring it on Tony, but it will not be long. Corruption and a government with no morals will be dealt with at the polls.

    • Woy woy
      May 28, 2014

      Eddo said the same thing back in 1994. He had all the witnesses waiting for him to come and say what Eugenia Charles was doing to bug de offices of the UWP. Can you remember the outcome of that bravado. Be my guest

  86. Grandbarian Born
    May 28, 2014

    So where is Regie O law suit for disrespecting women on May 5th 2014????

    • R€al2d/aBon€
      May 28, 2014

      Tru dat?? And where is the lawsuit for publicly humiliating mr. lennox linton about his physical looks and how reggie feels sorry for his wife for waking up next to him?? #unfairhuh?

      • Just saying
        May 28, 2014

        i prefer someone say i ugly than call me a rapist.

  87. LetsFaceIt
    May 28, 2014

    Mr Astasphan should have held his tongue last night.
    Now he’ll have to wait for Mr Linton to return to Dominica to get the letter served to Mr Linton.
    Lennox sharpay!
    So Mr Linton doesn’t know that when you put up yourself as a party leader, your closet is going to be opened?
    No wonder he asked Matt Peltier: “Matt what’s a CV”

    • May 28, 2014

      yours is either the comment of a degraded idiot or a moron of the first order. Do you know why Lennox left the country? When the Chinese ambassador accused Skerrit of receiving sexual entertainment did Tony seize the opportunity to engage him in a lawsuit? you fat headed morons need to grow up!

  88. waylaylaylaypampam
    May 28, 2014

    But as if UWP love giving money to lawyers man….

    Lennox!! You forgot to use the word “alleged” !!! weh papa

  89. wait a minute
    May 28, 2014

    Thats the worst election to come i have seen. Linton continues to bring down UWP. I am a supporter but never in favor of Linton bcuz he is not suited for what we stand as a party. Mr Edison James I am pleading to you to take us back to the time when we stood for something instead of these attacks. We were respected and now we r laughed at. I have been working tirelessly to bring new voters on board and with all these attacks and name calling , i feel like we r on the loss train. I am pleading to the executive members of the UWP to take action because all these allegations r not taking our party nowhere but to another loss. I cannot stand another loss. Linton just take over and placed Spags whom we voted for aside. Lennox Please I am begging you, step down and let man of respect and integrity run the affairs of our party once more. I love my UWP. WORKERS! RISE UP!

    • marten
      May 28, 2014

      You are so UWP and you always under the financial centre dress in red looking for hand out.

    • its time
      May 28, 2014

      you was never for UWP UWP is not like DLP its not all about linton

    • May 28, 2014

      Why dont you want to hear the truth stop being so d–m hypocitical stop pretending you belong to the UWP and is affraid to face the music, I guess you either haven heard the the PM in Trinidad fired two senior ministers for the same conduct so take time to read and listen to the news before you comments.

  90. Bouble B
    May 28, 2014

    That is no longer politics we need another name for that if we call it politic then I am sorry for us. You just cannot get on a political platform and make these crazy comment about ministers, rape is a serious charge, u need good evidence to back up that charge. You can have a millions of what’s app conversation from ministers to young girls that still is not evidence for rape, and can u bring these evidence in court.

  91. 007
    May 28, 2014

    Dominicans be very careful. Mr Linton didn’t mention any ministers name in his statement yet they want him to pay and apologies to ministers. I’m ok with ministers asking for an apology. But to pay a 1 million. Open your eyes my people can’t you see your basic freedom of speech is being taken away, little by little your freedom is being taken away.take a good look at the friends if the pm that is what they are doing to there people and it’s happening to us. Show me who your friends are and I will show you who you are.

    • weworking
      May 28, 2014

      Did the person that make the calypso call any name. Just remember that. And they take the calypsonian to court and the plaintiff win his case and the police have to pay forit

      • RED 2 BLUE
        May 29, 2014

        the calypsonian did not defend himself

    • Woy woy
      May 28, 2014

      I once referred to a lawyer, whose I NEVER, EVER REFERRED TO BY BY NAME as “unlearned and a political acrobat, who has taken to the radio to emancipate himself from mental slavery”. I never called his name. Yet still he was offended by the expression “unlearned”. He took me to court. TWO OTHER LAWYERS FILED WITNESS STATEMENTS SAYING THEY UNDERSTAND THE STATEMENT WAS REFERRING TO THAT PARTICULAR LAWYER. I was represented by one of Dominica’s more prolific practicing attorneys The result was a $10,000.00 court supervised and negotiated settlement. Had the matter gone through the full course of the courts, it could have been more – $50,000.00. Remember I did not call any body’s name but after my description of the gentleman, few people could say they were not aware of who it was. In this matter we have only one government, one Cabinet and one set of ministers who could rightly be referred to as ministers in a political sense. None were identified, but all felt the venom that was unleashed in the euphoria of the moment on Sunday. It is expected that many lawyers will be called to the “public bar”.

    • wait a minute
      May 28, 2014

      wat freedom is tking away? he should said alleged or some. english is very complicated. I dont support that in my party. We deviates us from the real issues some of us r fighting so hard for.

  92. Anansi
    May 28, 2014

    Be vewy vewy careful Tony! You might get more than you’re asking for…

  93. Channel 1
    May 28, 2014

    Roosevelt and his fellas have finally lost their minds. “Bring it on!!!!!!!!!”

  94. shaka zulu
    May 28, 2014

    1 million to the ministers. LMAO. Sound like extortion. Whappen skeritt did not get enough money from china for campaign.

    Linton we have your back. TA is not press secretery neither is he elected. He is seeing dollar signs so is trying to make a quick buck. I think this guy loves and create political issues for the money and it is the season. TA does not care about dignity and honesty of our leaders he knows the more crap they get in the more he has to defend and the more money he makes.

  95. AA
    May 28, 2014

    Bring it on for real let the hornets nest be opened.

  96. May 28, 2014

    Heh, Mr. Astaphan reminds me of Dr. Evil (see link in-name)

    I hope the promised testimony and more shows up for the case. It would be like the minister are being tried for extortion within that same case.

  97. huh?
    May 28, 2014

    Ha :lol: then a name must be given for the court case. Which ministers will Mr Astaphan defend? “Who the shoe fit more vex” and if it’s all the ministers that makes it worse!
    I just find this politics better than tv these days

  98. powil pa
    May 28, 2014

    yea… he should have worded that a bit more delicately… come on Linton… ur smarter than that…

  99. look seen !!
    May 28, 2014

    appologize and also pay 1 million to each of the guys.. you gotta be kidding me…

  100. Umm
    May 28, 2014

    “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.

    Can MR Astaphans and Mr Skerrit actually call this statement a lie? IS it not true that certain ministers have propositioned women? I am sure at some point some of the stories must have fallen on their ears….?

    I think MR Skerrit should consider the implication of their current position, on victims of abuse, particularly children. The welfare department and other departments have been actively encouraging victims to come forward and justice for the youth etc… yet here is MR Astaphans and Mr Skerrit threatening to sue someone who has highlighted that some of their ministers are allegedly involved in certain activities which may affect the youth and instead of issuing a public statement stating clearly that they do not condone such behaviour – thus restoring the public’s faith in the justice system and also restoring faith and encouragement to victims of abuse – they have chosen to threaten, to attempt to silence someone who has chosen to bring the allegations forward?

    MR PM please have the allegations investigated and then if they’re found to be false then sue Mr Linton. Please demonstrate a zero tolerance policy on abusers and treat accusations of such a nature seriously.

    On any other matter I would support you suing Mr Linton – but on allegations of sexual abuse I encourage you to do the right thing.

    • Mr. Lawrence
      May 28, 2014

      A rapist is someone who has been convicted of rape.
      None of the Government ministers fit that description.
      Mr. Linton should be more careful with his utterings.

      • RED 2 BLUE
        May 29, 2014

        Correction. A rapist is someone who has raped. A convicted rapist is one who has been found guilty of rape

  101. Woy woy
    May 28, 2014

    “Linton pointed out that there are many people who are also willing to go to court and testify on the matter”. Is this a “deja vue”. Am I witnessing history repeating itself? When Mr. James accused Dame Eugenia Charles of bugging his offices back in 1994 – 20 years ago, he promised that more people would have come forward to testify and prove the accusation. It too about six years for Mr. James to agree that he lied to th enation and hat there was no merit in his accusations that PM Eugenia Charles had bugged his office and was using her office and “shut your mouth money” to pay Gonzalez to shut up. On the other radio station I heard what appeared to be a transcript of a witness statement in support of Lennox’s accusations. Mr. James then produced a broken piece of a radio to suggest that one of he bugs were discovered, but unfortunately, it got broken after Gonzalez sat on it.

    So Mr. Linton’s defiance, a mere hours after hearing the government’s lead lawyer say that he was going to be given an opportunity to apologize or else face a law suit, is symptomatic of someone who yet to be seized with the reality of what he was facing. At the very least he has to consult a lawyer – a good lawyer and then file a defense. Then he has to wait out many years and months that to have the matter settled. But then he left he promptly left the State. Was that to frustrate the course of what was being prepared and to buy time?

    So bring it on. That is foolish bravado at its very best. One thing is sure, the hallowed walls of a court of law is not a “youth rally” and will not solicit callers views. Points of law will be presented and debated and a result will emerge.

  102. Anonymous
    May 28, 2014

    The political saga begins. I’ll just sit and enjoy.

  103. I_G
    May 28, 2014

    Bring it Mr. Astaphan… Bring it on…

  104. nyc
    May 28, 2014

    Who these guys think they are hurting by making those kind of comments? It is so sad our bless country have these idiots representing us.

  105. madame dominique
    May 28, 2014

    I’m enjoying this political entertainment….let me get my popcorn and enjoy the show…….

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