Linton blames Astaphan for IPO leak; “cock and bull” says Astaphan

Linton (left), Astaphan

Radio personality and journalist Lennox Linton and Senior Counsel Tony Astaphan have clashed concerning alleged leaks from the Integrity in Public Office (IPO) Commission which the police have been asked to investigate.

On his radio show Linton said has written to the IPO concerning the matter and claimed that the leak actually came from Astaphan.

But in response Astaphan told Kairi’s Heng program the accusation is a “complete red herring” and a “cock and bull story.”

On his show, Linton read his letter to the Commission saying the information he had came from a source under condition of anonymity, who was not and is not a member of the Commission, was not and is not now an employee or a service provider of the commission.

“Importantly the source has been able to provide me with hard evidence that the leak of the confidential information between the Integrity in Public Office Commission and Mr. Skerrit in respect to which the Integrity in Public Office Commission has asked for a police investigation … that information came from Mr. Skerrit’s lawyer, Senior Counsel, Anthony Astaphan,” he said.

To drive home his point Linton, in his letter to the IPO, revealed  “hard evidence” that Astaphan was behind the leak. “In this regard a copy of the thread of Mr. Astaphan’s exchange of email correspondence with a third party under subject under the subject, ‘Absolutely and Completely Secret and Confidential,’ under the period August 23, 2011 and August 25, 2011 is attached,” he read.

He went on to say that the email contained a PDF attachment which showed a letter from the IPO to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit dated June 2010 requesting “information, explanation and further particulars of financial affairs” and a response from the Prime Minister, dated August 2010.

“The attached documents establish that while Astaphan and his client Roosevelt Skerrit have been trying in recent weeks to impugn the integrity of members of the Integrity Commission by accusing them of leaking confidential IPO declarations to unauthorized persons in violations of the oath of secrecy and Provision 21 of the IPO Act, it is Astaphan himself, a senior counsel, by sharing his client’s confidential disclosures to the IPO to unauthorized third parties,” Linton said in his letter.

Astaphan told The Heng on Monday that he could not have been the source of any information coming from the Commission. “I clearly was not at the meeting of the Integrity Commission and therefore did not disclose any information,” he said. “From what I heard, and I did not listen to the show, Mr. Linton said he had the information since August 2011, I said, ‘really Lennox Linton who everyone knows would have information like that since 2011 and say absolutely nothing about it until last night.’ I don’t think there is a Dominican alive, including those who support the United Workers Party, believes that.”

He went on to say that everyone knows that if Linton had received the information from him or anyone he allegedly sent it to, he (Linton) would have said so when the matter was announced on Linton’s radio show. “He would have said so on the 16 December,” Astaphan asserted. “He would not have to construct a cock and bull story of some female source giving him information to him…”

Astaphan also said he will gladly speak to the police if they so desire.

Linton called on the Commission to get all the necessary documents from Google in order to have the matter settled.  “I am hereby urging the commission to immediately take the necessary legal steps to obtain from Google the originals of Astaphans emails to the third party on August 25, 2011 along with the PDF attachement as described above in order to settle this matter truthfully and expeditiously in the Commissions interest in particular and the public interest in general,” Linton wrote.

In a release late last week the IPO said it had written to the Chief of Police, Daniel Carbon, seeking assistance in investigating how secret and confidential proceedings of the Commission were leaked.

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173 Comments

  1. Malgraysa
    January 9, 2013

    Dominica like Loony Tunes. Elmer Fudd beaten by Bugs Bunny….again!

  2. January 8, 2013

    TO THE PEOPLE THAT POST THEIR COMMENTS AND THEIR CONCERNS ON THIS GREAT FORUM.
    If you guys are so concern about the issues that matters to you so much, like the ones you think that are not good for your country, if we are as patriotic as we ought to be, if you pledge allegiance to your country,if you put country before party,if you vote on… or support issues and not who you like or who you know, if you are not looking for favors from any political party or politicians, why do we use aliases? Why not identify yourselves and stand on principles? Lets stand up as the true ambassados that we as Dominicans are suppose to be! And stand up for your rights which is your country. And from justice and truth, let us not hide no more. Please post your comments after you do your research and investigation properly.

  3. hmmm
    January 8, 2013

    Wouldn’t the leak be from the person who gave it to Linton?

    If the matter was shared between client and lawyer and perhaps other people in the client’s party, and it was meant to be private and confidential, and then someone in the group shared the information, the culprit is the last person who shared the information – ILLEG

    If Tony by virtue of being the lawyer, in his capacity as a lawyer shared confidential info, and that info was then leaked – why are we only blaming Tony?

    I’m not privy to the circumstances for Tony’s actions, i’m guessing it was in the guise of counsel/ client. But what I am worried about is that no blame is given to the middle person who gave it to Linton.

    Seems that Linton is getting someone to break the law to feed his stories.

    they are all the same – MEME BET, MEME PWELL

    • Malgraysa
      January 8, 2013

      Why the speculation. Mr. Linton gave the answer in precise and clear terms.

      • Not a herd follower
        January 8, 2013

        Indeed. Mr. Linton explained it all,including why he decided to reveal the information at this time. Remember he had the info since August 2011. And the info was voluntarily given to him. People must not try to intentionally confuse themselves and others to score points or to justify their beliefs.

    • January 9, 2013

      Yow, to get the “middle man” to believe that Skerrit is NOT corrupt, Tony decided to forward documents to that “middle man”. The “middle man” observed some inconsistencies in the documents that were forwarded to him so he decided to forward it to the Master Investigator, Lennox Linton for his review and comments!

  4. Greg
    January 8, 2013

    Wow all the hidden comments came from desperate yard fowls who are afraid the zeb bwa in the yard is running out.

  5. SOCRATES
    January 8, 2013

    Are you still moderating my comment of yesterday?

    • Doc.Love
      January 8, 2013

      like you, I wrote a comment yesterday and it is still under moderation.I wrote another comment today and it is already moderated. I am confused.

      • Doc.Love
        January 8, 2013

        Peeping Tom has so far made three comments and all three were moderated.If fact, one of the comments had to be hidden because it lacked popularity.Like I said one of my comments since yesterday is still awaiting moderation and another comment has been deleted. Is Peeping Tom a share holder or maybe because he appears to be a supporter of Skerrit.

  6. Joe
    January 8, 2013

    My question is: What was the OBJECTIVE of Linton exposing the PM personal information on the media??

    His constant attack on the PM to me shows that he HATES Skerrit with a passion, and i wonder why?

    What did Skerrit do to Lennox Linton to deserve such astrocity and chastize from Lennox??

    The hatred is so bad that it is spreading to all Skerrit friends and family….. and You people glorifying Lennox as if he is the best thing after slice bread!! It shows how you people think….

    • Greg
      January 8, 2013

      Here comes joe – another comment destined to be hidden. Let’s go patriots and honest people of Dominica. Give this toton macoute the thumbs down he deserves.

      • LIKE OR DISLIKE
        January 8, 2013

        Who cares about thumbs up or down?
        To you all Lennox does no wrong.The purest man walking on this earth…Time will tell…

    • Not a herd follower
      January 8, 2013

      You asking questions about Lennox’s motives but you don’t question Skerrit for one minute. Skerrit seems to be clean as a whistle for you.

    • Malatete
      January 8, 2013

      Joe, let me assure you that this has nothing to do with personal hate. The P.M. may genuinely believe that everybody loves him and therefore those who do not agree with him automatically must hate him. That would be sad, puerile and show a lack of maturity. I’m sure there are many people , who are indifferent to Mr. Skerrit, and may even like him but take offence at the manner in which he runs the country and the resulting controversies. That is the real issue, never mind his personality.

      • Observer
        January 8, 2013

        Yoou really believe that Lennox is just a simple ocncerned Dominocan who is objectively critical critique of the PM leadership style. You really think so, then convince me and othersby showing one instance where lennox recognize an ounce of
        good in the PM, an objective commentator also see and recognize certain good things. Lennox has never ever. All he sees is bad things in Dominica. I lie. The only good he sees and even then he still thinks there are moves to change things for him is the ten thousand supporters whio call his radio show every Sunday onhis roll call.

      • Greg
        January 8, 2013

        Here comes OBSERVER another mercenary destined to go hide in a sewer with the corrupt leader. Come on patriots Joel’s comment is close to being hidden or rather thrown in the bachais where it belong OBSERVER’s comment need no toilet paper just flush that crap down.

    • constable so joe
      January 8, 2013

      why alyou doe come up with alyou own name.you are not joe.

      • Joe
        January 8, 2013

        FYI “Constable so joe” i have been Joe since i born and thats the name i use on all blogs.

        Malatete based on Lennoxs’ attitude towards the PM it is obvious he HATE the youngman. Anyway we doh care with Lennox, we will continue doing good for this country.

    • Brtish Citizen
      January 8, 2013

      Joe are you for real are you telling me that the only objective thing you have to say is that Lennox hate the PM. Just think out of the box for a minute. If the complaint is made by the IPO and Mr Astaphan against Mr Linton are you saying that he should not defend himself or should he stand by and let Mr Astaphan continue to lie and fool the Dominican public. Is that what you are saying Joe. Come on.

    • Greg
      January 8, 2013

      Booya

  7. Citizen Kane
    January 8, 2013

    Is the IPO now going to issue a statement that they have recieved this submission by Mr.Linton?

    Are they going to turn over Mr. Linton’s statement and “evidence” to the police?

    Has Mr. Linton, at the risk of obstruction of justice or impeding an investigation due to submission of misleading evidence submitted his statement and “evidence” to the police?

    Since the Police have been brought into this public fracas by the Queen Counsel, IPO & the Patriot will the police now issue a statement for the sake of transparency and in an effort to continue the “full disclosure” associated with this matter?

    Personally i believe the public has a right to know now!

    • AboveThefold
      January 9, 2013

      ” impeding an investigation due to submission of misleading evidence”

      Am? where is it? …care to tell us ?

  8. I Die Nah
    January 8, 2013

    With all the denial Tony himself said on KAIRI …”that even if there is an email from me that can’t be the only source of leaked information…”

    While some people jumping and screaming Lennox this Lennox that,Tony rant and rave and then slowly when he knEw some were wetting there pants on the first few lines he dropped the admission bomb and hustled himself off air! Dominicans need to learn to listen before they jump. Tony is yet to say I will sue all he said he will get the tapes and if need be speak to the police.

    • Hans
      January 8, 2013

      Good observation I noticed that but that is Tony’s way of deceiving.Lennox please replay Tony’s Kairi rambling.

  9. blood
    January 8, 2013

    dunno how a man can say he has hacked evidence n everyone think he is a hero……try hack obama emails ner

    • jay
      January 8, 2013

      Keep your ears open. Nobody has said that he hacked the info. and certainbly not mr. Linton.

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2013

      Did anyone say the email was hacked? Where did you
      Read that? Lennox said the PDF was emailed to a third
      Party. All you to bias in Dominica even when the truth is
      Staring you in the face.

    • I Die Nah
      January 8, 2013

      What you talking about Blood? who tell you anybody hacked emails or ever admit to hacking emails? If you had an iota of understanding you would not even repeat this. Tony himself on the record has admittted to sending the email his issue is why LL didn’t release the email earlier and even if he sent out the email he isn’t the only source.

    • 1979
      January 8, 2013

      When cold troubling ur throat u don’t hack it up??

      Well let it choke u ner…

      None so blind as he who will sew his eyelids shut!!

    • Doc.Love
      January 8, 2013

      I wrote a comment on January 7th,I am now reading a comment that was posted on January 8th, please explain DNO admin.

    • Just me
      January 8, 2013

      Blood, you really cannot understand plain English…Listen to what Mr. Linton said or let someone explain to you what Mr. Linton said…. It seems that you don’t know the meaning of somone fowarding information to another person.

    • AboveThefold
      January 9, 2013

      “Hacked Evidence”? … hmmmm… where is it? … are you guys really that small minded in your thinking?

      Who said anything about Hacked? Do you even know what hacking means?

  10. Nun
    January 7, 2013

    All I can say is that we are closing IN–Captain your ship is taking on water-Captain your ship is sinking!!!!! God bless the good people of Dominica -God bless and protect Lennox and his family.

  11. maindesk
    January 7, 2013

    Since this regime came in in 2004 it has been weekly scandalous messes and it is much too much now. Scandals, crooking each other, court cases, illegal nominations for top posts, dual citizenship and diplomatic passport sales and on and on. This administration should resign and allow the people to choose respectable government.

  12. Cricketing World
    January 7, 2013

    Linton gave Astaphan a slower delivery, Astaphan went on the back foot, and lost his balance. Good Job linton

  13. Private
    January 7, 2013

    That reminds me of a former colleague at the big factory who used to make reports with no facts but it sounded so true no one would go back to check if the dates used or any info was a fact. like Obama say, Romney says something and sticks to it that you believed his lies and no one really checked if Romney figures are correct to this day. Some people have made a reputation by sticking to certain stories to little people who don’t read can believe them. First country I know one man email goes to the same wrong person each time.

    • In support of Privat
      January 8, 2013

      It is possible if he only has one man’s e-mail in his address book ej dislike that sucker list lol

    • Tri-State Beauty
      January 8, 2013

      Private wrote:”First country I know one man email goes to the same wrong person each time.” WOW

      Dominicans are priceless people in all sorts of ways. You mean somebody has the unmitigated gall to make up something like this and even call others liars? Well I nevah!

  14. Woo
    January 7, 2013

    If people had as many votes in an election as the number of comments they make on DNO, I wonder who will win the election or when the electoral office will finish counting ballots?

  15. riddim up
    January 7, 2013

    email footprints dont lie…..
    so soon we will know who is lying or not…

  16. Peeping Tom
    January 7, 2013

    You have to ask yourself what did Mr. Linton intend to accomplish by only now telling the public that this “leak” came through a third party who has nothing to do with the IPO.

    Let’s see …. Mr. Astaphan has been consistently shouting about leaked confidential information from the IPO. In addition, there is also a recording in which Mr. Linton claims to have gotten confidential information released to the IPO through a female contact. Now, having heard that the police are going to investigate that leak, the recipient and the disseminator of that leaked information is suddenly taking this pre-emptive step to inform the IPO and the world of the source of this leak.

    Does Mr. Linton really believe that this flag will divert the police from trail of its investigation? Doe she really believe that he can short-circuit this investigation? Lol!

    I await the report on the investigation!

    • >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
      January 7, 2013

      What he accomplished was the exposure of liars and corruption. Why on earth your head is so hard. You are a block headed fool man!
      Why can’t you try out Night Schoiol?

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      January 7, 2013

      Listen Peeping! You are becoming a complete nuisance, with all due respect.

      Mr. Linton has accomplished exactly what he intended to accomplish and effectively so.

      It does not matter that he did so “now”. The timing of the release is not of concern to anyone but people like you. This is another red-herring from you. Lennox did what he did when he felt it would have the most impact. In fact, if I were in his shoes, I would not have done so now. I would have allowed the police investigatios to proceed and feed the investigators with the info in order to ensure that “you” are investigated too.

      Yes. we await the broadcast of the alleged’ “recording” that you have referenced on the Next Level programe. What I heard, however, is someone uttering a big fat lie that the PM did not share such confidential information with anyone -except his Counsel but his Counsel has no access to the information. Haaahh, as you say-Hogwash

      Don’t worry with what Lennox thinks. Just tell us what you think. Lennox will take care of what he thinks- but your attempts to short-circuit the work of the IPO (let’s remain focus) not the side investigation into a manufactured breach of confidentiality – will fail.

      We await the police investigation of you/the SC, your eventual arrest, charge, fine and/or imprisonment for consciously or unconsciously leaking confidential information for your own twisted reasons.

      Finally, isn’t the alleged leak referring to the PM’s property in Vielle Casse and the IPO is supposed to be investigating a specific claim by Lennox about the alleged abuse of authority of the PM for influencing the decision of Cabinet about his alleged interest in another property “Blaircourt”? How are the two related, except that they are both confidential information shared with the IPO? I await the second clipping that you (sorry Tony) was about to play on the Next Level but couldn’t seem to get it.

      The holes in the web that you have weaved are widening and you and your cohorts shall fall in the pit that you have dug for others.

      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

      • Mamizoo
        January 8, 2013

        RV I am not so confident in the police to believe that the police would take Lennox’s information to investigate the powers that be , that is technically Tony. First of all Tony and hs cohorts would insure that investigators are puppets of the gang and the investigation would run willy Nilly in the favor of the criminal gang. I think that now the information is all out there is expectation from the police and the IPO – well we don’t expect anything from Charlo as Minister Of National Security. Let us not forget that if Josh Shaw had not revealed Denny,s confession the police would have dumped Denny,s confession into oblivion.

      • Pest Control
        January 8, 2013

        Baygon!!!! BOP to get rid of cockroach and mosquitoes

        No respect

    • IPO
      January 7, 2013

      Leaky lennox, when the dust is setttled you will know what time it is.

      I am always amazed how can this man with this talent have it wasted by being in court room all his life…for what gain.

      And if its the same man I know, its not like he cares about the little people …Lordie Lordie, .

    • Vision
      January 7, 2013

      Peeping Tom, Stop looking at the truth through a hole, but if you open the door, you will see that upon investigation, clearly the result will be the same. Why do you attempt to spin? Deal with the emails from Tony and the attached PDF file. This is strong evidence that Tony passed on the information.

    • 1979
      January 7, 2013

      while walking past the Psych unit one day, a passerby ,named peeping tom, overhead the patients in the yard shouting

      “THREE!!, THREE!! THREE!! THREE!!”.

      WELL! ,needless to say, curiosity got the better of tom, and he decided to peep into a hole in the galvanized fence and sneak a peek as to what was the commotion.

      Just as he was fixing up his eye in the hole to see what was going on he got a stiff finger jabbed in the eye, stunning and almost blinding him…..

      then he heard the patients laughing and shouting jubilantly

      “FOUR!!!!, FOUR!!!!, FOUR!!!, FOUR!!!

      I wonder who will be five!?

      • 1979
        January 7, 2013

        *overheard*

      • B
        January 8, 2013

        That’s a good one!
        The opening in that eye is so wide, that it looks like the easydoor. The Colombian expo iridologist missed that one; but I can see liar, cheat steal, millions abd buggery.

    • La plaine
      January 8, 2013

      Zor sort

  17. well well now,!!!!!
    January 7, 2013

    Well Lennox Linton should now instruct Tiyani Behanzin as his lawyer to deal with Tony Astaphans and the IPO! Behanzin has warned Astaphans several times in words that no one in this country has!!!!!!!

  18. __________________
    January 7, 2013

    Lennox clean bowl Tony. Tony bavay and get lawim!

  19. Anonymous
    January 7, 2013

    Great job Linton. You are one in a million and i applaude you on the way in which u handled the matter. U found the information and took time to do ur research then u wrote the officials with the evidence that u had. Now let us see how the justice department in Dominica replies to this. And to all those who wants to be blind and call Lenox whatever they want let me say GO TO HELL, GO TO HELL, GO TO HELL. If Skerrit can say it why cant i.

    • princess Osanna
      January 7, 2013

      I applaud you,Lennox. We need at least half a dozen like you in DA.
      Tony needs to know he not dominating all dominicans.

  20. Peeping Tom
    January 7, 2013

    Indeed, my first reaction upon hearing Mr. Linton’s pathetic attempt at hijacking the police’s investigation into the leak from the IPO Commission was that it was a red herring. In typical Linton style, he has carefully and scintillatingly presented info (some of it factual) but has been clever enough to avoid certain glaring facts. For all its dramatic and enthralling performance therefore, Mr. Linton’s presentation is strong not for its content but for what it did not say. I will await the results of the police investigation because the best is yet to come.

    In waiting, I suggest we remember that according to the DNO article (“IPO asks for police help”), there are two areas of concern to the IPO: Leaked confidential information pertaining to the PM and leaked information about the proceedings of the Commission.

    I await. (Insert emoticon: Peeping Tom on a beach somewhere under an umbrella with drinks, eats, and his significant other)

    • 4progress
      January 7, 2013

      hMMMMMM….something fishy here. Are u in possession of ALL THE FACTS ???? How do u know so much “Some of it factual”…..”Clever enough to avoid certain glaring facts”

      https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif

    • FLORIDA
      January 7, 2013

      STAY THERE AND PEEP IGNORANT FOOL! THEY MAYBE SELL YOU ALREADY…. IN FACT STAY ON THE BEACH….WHAT ARE YOUR INTEREST TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY.
      What part do you play towards the development or you just chilling.
      Keep blinding Linton for educating the public/nation of this country.

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      January 7, 2013

      Obviously, that was not the first, second, third, fourth or fifth impression or reaction of most of us. The majority got it as it was intended. Some of us were in tears of joy upon hearing the revelation.

      Peeping you are pathetic and your attempts to discredit Lennox is not working. For my part, I shall do all I can to ensure that it does not work.

      Your attempts to hijacking the country, its institutions, politicians, morality, its laws and constitution are –according to your AG, red herrings.

      In your typical narrow political-partisan propaganda, you inundate this website with all your crap, like some bulling crap on the Chronicle. In fact, it is sadly depressing and does not come close to the carefully, stimulating, captivating presentation of Lennox- man did you hear the well selected background music and the suspense in the delivery… marvelous, brilliant and masterful how he weaved in the facts with the law in untangled this web of lies and corruption.

      For all its dramatic and enthralling performance therefore, Mr. Linton’s presentation was powerful for its contents, style and the suspense for what was left unsaid until you (I mean the SC) is given more rope to hang himself.

      We await the investigation of the police of you and hopefully your arrest and charge. Yes, we shall await the results of the police investigation but more important we await, the outcome of the IPO investigation, the results of the Court of Appeal, the naming of the new judge to conduct the judicial review in the Isidore matter among many now matters among the many other things that we patiently await.

      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

    • Marcus Hill
      January 8, 2013

      You sound like Tony Astaphan!!

  21. Stoney
    January 7, 2013

    wonder when those walls of jericho will soon crumble
    i am waiting with a loader and a 24 wheeler to do reclaiming for dominica….

    the Port needs so much needed Extension!!

  22. Dom
    January 7, 2013

    Dominica is in so much trouble they don’t even realise it. What a foolish set of people. Zor fais mwen hont!!

  23. Yam Babawoolais
    January 7, 2013

    Camera camera , photograph photograph catch the liar , bring back bring back photograph . Chebais chucky, photograph photograph.

    Thanks Wuksup

  24. *
    January 7, 2013

    In every office,school,street corner,banana field,rumshop,restaurant,garage,etc today,you would hear people saying,let’s wait and see what the police will do now.
    Mr Carbon the institution which you head Sir is partly responsible for this sorrowful state of affairs in which the country is entangled in today.
    Selective justice is injurious to the juctice system.You department together with the IPO should do what is necessary to bring the lying tongue man to justice.

  25. 1979
    January 7, 2013

    Woy woy woy…. Someting happeniiiiiin

    And it so embarassing…

  26. January 7, 2013

    now that i have read the article, tony you have trapped youself again without even realizing. No where did lennox say it was a female source on his sunday afternoon program. He said a source close to the prime minister. and concerning lennox having info long time and not letting it out, if you understand lennox style u would not even make that comment.lennox holds info makes sure his source is credible and lets go the info when it is called for, like now

    • Dorival John
      January 7, 2013

      So wait a minute, first you read the headline of the story, never read the story and and you expect better journalism from DNO…now you read the story and it seems your tune changed.

      Maybe you should have read the story before you commented instead of making a royal fool of yourself.

      All u Dominicans not easy eh.

      • citizen kane
        January 7, 2013

        Really .. you should read carefully before commenting sir.

        Read both comments again

  27. January 7, 2013

    without reading your article (DNO) and just by reading the headline i went straight to comment. I am very surprised at this headline as i expect better from your journalism. How well do educated people really understand issues. Linton never said that astaphans is responsible for ipo leaking of information. Linton gave a chronological unfolding of events which showed that the documents showing skerrit declaration to the ipo was place on a pdf file from the prime minister office and sent to a third or fouth party. so the ipo is out of that chain. so sections 21 one of the ipo does not even pertain to tony. So let me state it clearer to some people who still dont understand. Asstaphans did not get the info from any member of the ipo, he took info from the pm files, scanned it , created a pdf file and then emailed it to other parties.

    • Dorival John
      January 7, 2013

      Read the flipping story before you comment, damn idiot.

      Read what Linton said. Here is the exact quote: “Importantly the source has been able to provide me with hard evidence that the leak of the confidential information between the Integrity in Public Office Commission and Mr. Skerrit in respect to which the Integrity in Public Office Commission has asked for a police investigation … that information came from Mr. Skerrit’s lawyer, Senior Counsel, Anthony Astaphan,” he said.

      Damn idiot

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        January 8, 2013

        Hey Dorival, :cry: 8-O

        Why do you seem so angry? What’s the matter? Calm down brother. As each other’s keeper, we care about you. Don’t be a victim of this infectious madness disease that is blowing in the wind and dwelling in the foods that we eat. Take a deep breath and relax. All will be okay in time. How long? Not long! :-D :-D

        Respectfully
        Roseau valley

      • AboveThefold
        January 8, 2013

        Yes… the communication that was leaked is a COPY of letter between the IPO and Skerrit.. but the Copy that was leaked.. was NOT the IPO copy… It was the COPY the PM keeps on File..Not the IPO original version.. SO it did not come from the IPO… Capesh!!

  28. A Voice
    January 7, 2013

    What happens to Dominica when all this chaos comes to a head? Boy I bet you them ‘yes’ men Skerrit surround himself with are going to turn on him so quick to save themselves, he won’t know what hit him.

    Just let Skerrit lose some power and see how quick them fellas going to turn on him. I am sure a lot of them waiting in anticipation for the decision of the appeal court in the french passport fiasco.

    While I am not one to quickly bash the PM, there are just too many questions for one to just ignore. Things not looking good, Mr. PM.

    Saying all that, it is a pity that Dominica has no opposition party. By all measures it seems that Lennox is the true ‘Leader of the Opposition’ in Dominica. I so wish Dominica had a third party.

    Getting back to the main story here, Astaphans you’ve been caught with your pants down. When it is proven that you are the source of the leak, I hope the bar comes calling…

    I watchin’ still!!!

  29. Soul Sista
    January 7, 2013

    I hope Tony was not eating fig nor plantain when Lennox revealed this information.

  30. Malatete
    January 7, 2013

    The meaning of PEEPING TOM.

    Curiously, so far no commnent from our prolific contributor Peeping Tom. Rightly or wrongly I have come to assess this man, and I have no doubt that it is a he, most probably as a seasoned practioner in the legal profession. Someone, who relishes combat and needs to win at all cost, who wants to rule the roost as any siblings, if he has any could testify.
    Now,most of us use pseudonyms on DNO and I’m no exception but rather than having “headaches” I intend to give them. Pseudonyms are rarely chosen or created at random. As anyone with a degree in psychology can tell you they are chosen- or constructed, because they mean something to us in a personal way, a reflection of our inner selves.
    According to Oscar Wilde a pseudonym is “a mask that tells us more than a face”.
    A “Peeping Tom” = “a person who gains sexual pleasure from secretly watching people undress or engage in sexual activity”, after Tom, the tailor, said to, have watched Lady Godiva ride naked through Coventry.
    Note this is not my definition but the Oxford English Dictionary’s. I doubt our contributor consciously had this in mind when he chose his moniker but nonetheless he did.

  31. LIKE OR DISLIKE
    January 7, 2013

    Lennox Linton has that kind of information since 2011.We are in 2013.Just take a moment and think of it.Knowing how Lennox HATE Tony and Skerrit,you believe is now this frustrated,tormented guy would release such information?Give me a break!Lennox mission is to see whether he can put down Skerrit but he lie.There is a difference between ONE BEING SMART and ONE BEING CLEVER…Meditate on that!

    • Jay
      January 8, 2013

      How you know Lennox hates Skerrit? Has he ever said, or even suggested that? Concentrate on the real issues pls.

      • LIKE OR DISLIKE
        January 8, 2013

        By their fruits you shall know them….

  32. Lamowii
    January 7, 2013

    All you where is PEEPING TOM and OBSERVER. I know where they are hiding under a rock waiting for when Tony bowl further lies then they will pickup the lie and come here with the same excuses and lies. We see Gary wrote a dumb response. Weh weh weh those S******** t bags must have some stinky gas to dispell.

  33. "O" STRESS"
    January 7, 2013

    OH Mother, my only reaction is what comess we have come too deal with as Dominicans both at home and abroad, while i scratch my head in shame to read such stories, over he say, or she say and all that drama cominig from supposedly inteligent individuals, what example are they setting for our younger generation?? We seems to take one step forward and ten steps backwards,the more things change the more it stays the same, only God knows where our Dominica is heading and we are all going Down with that nonescense. My advise to all concern :STOP IT! And act like grown men/ women be an example to others if not your selves. It is left to be seen where this drama is heading. Lets pray for calm and peace in our Country.

  34. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    January 7, 2013

    i fed up, i fed up, i fed up with politics!

  35. Jayson
    January 7, 2013

    I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if Tony, over the years, has been packing away all incrimintating evidence against the PM and the Labor party via a third party to his archives, in the event he made ‘need’ it in the future!

    Has anybody thought of that?

  36. Banan
    January 7, 2013

    Linton has made it clear by his own utterances that the information came from a source with some knowledge of the workings of the Commission.

    I quote, “On his show, Linton read his letter to the Commission saying the information he had came from a source under condition of anonymity, who was not and is not a member of the Commission, was not and is not now an employee or a service provider of the commission.”

    The words in the last line of the quote, speaks volume, “was not and is not NOW an employee or a service provider of the commission”

    Anyone with knowledge of past employees can now draw a clear and reasonable conclusion who that individual is.

    Linton is such a great patriot, that he must now publish a list of all accounts and account holders at the banks in Dominica. He would undoubtedly convince Dominicans of how great he really is.

  37. Pangirl
    January 7, 2013

    We have such entertainment here in Dominica. I think Mr Linton should wait for the thorough investigation to be over before he begins pointing fingers. This way when he can present hard core facts and be able to properly pin Mr. Astaphans. The way it is presented in this article it seems like it is a he say she say kind of dilenma.

  38. Anonymous
    January 7, 2013

    The effort to remove skerrit has proven futile so who is the next best person to get out of the way but TONY. Well Well, Tony can put a chill up y’all spine we Lennox, haahaahaa. Now dislike me to death :mrgreen:

  39. Anonymous
    January 7, 2013

    I believe Lennox got scared as the IPO decided to investigate the leak so he came up with this so called bombshell. Tony is not on my favorite list of people but Lennox has twisted this source thing too many times and who best to blame but TONY the man he fears, his biggest nightmare, the torn in his side. Truth offends so lets see how long this post will take before it reaches “hidden due to low rating” haahaahaa.

  40. I love de PM
    January 7, 2013

    Hold strong Hon PM, that too shall soon pass. God is good all the time.

  41. Doc.Love
    January 7, 2013

    Tony Astaphan really and truly confounds me.That is all the remarks he could make,considering a blatant two hour blistering attack of his character.I was hoping for a press conference first thing on Monday,considering the fact that neither Tony or Skerrit was brave enought to take up Mr. Linton’s offer to call his live show in an effort to deny the accusations that he(Tony) was the leak. Sometimes I feel sorry for Tony because regardless to how much you love someone,regardless to how much you are being paid by someone,your integrity,your good character, your conscience, your love of God should take precedence over everything and everybody .It is unfortunate, for a man, who so many people claim to be such a brillant lawyer and has represented so many heads of Government in the Caribbean, because of one man, is prepared to dishonor himself.

  42. SOCRATES
    January 7, 2013

    It is clear that this matter, like others, will not be settled on the radio. The relevant authorities will deal with it. Those who have information should go to the Police, but as usual some of us will only post and will never approach the relevant authorities. However, it is very clear to me who made information with the IPO public, and whoever dug that pit will fall in it. I have said earlier that the tables will turn in 2013. The time is fast approaching.

  43. Good-to-go
    January 7, 2013

    “Astaphan also said he will gladly speak to the police if they so desire.”

    Mr. Carbon, do not wait for Mr. Astaphan to come speak to you. Sent your Officers to get him and bring him in to assist you with your investigations into this matter. He is not above the law.

    You might also like to kill two birds with one stone.

    While you have him under interrogation take the opportunity to find out from him when Seko-Secco coming back and where on the moon you can find him.

  44. beholder
    January 7, 2013

    I have a question. Is there some advantage to the current crew in power to exit the privy council judicial system at this point.

  45. Anonymous
    January 7, 2013

    Someone needs to lock both Tony and Lennox in a ring and let them battle it out. This getting really ridiculous now. These guys fighting for political power while the country suffers. What we need are clear ideas for getting us through these turbulent economic times not a bunch of political fistfights amoung political boomboom flies, their sympathizers and supporters.

  46. Lougaoo Mem
    January 7, 2013

    “Complete red herring and a cock & bull story”, is an other way in saying that the stated facts by Mr. Linton is indefendsible and irrefutable. No doubt, the country is now confronted with a not too smart inveterate liar who continues to provide incriminating evidence for self-humiliation. The fact that many of his hard core followers are being intellectually deceived or misled is troubling, and says a great deal of where the nation is heading. Lougaoo Mem will stand firm on what he believes is true, because only the truth will set him free.

  47. Gary
    January 7, 2013

    A great modus operandi from a clever man involves shifting blame from his shoulders to others. Linton letter to the IPO commission quote “the information he had came from a source under condition of anonymity, who was not and is not a member of the Commission, was not and is not now an employee or a service provider of the commission.”

    Good luck to investigators in finding that person of anonymity,who does not and is not a member of the commission,was not and is not now an employee or a service provider of the commission. After reading this story regarding the clash between Linton and Astaphan I have come to the conclusion that Linton never makes stupid mistakes only very clever ones.

    • Picard
      January 7, 2013

      Dude you have been on DNO spewing biasness since the inception off DNO. You are shamefully an intellectual A hole who simply refuse to remove the smut from your eyes. Years ago you said an agrarian society is detained to fail – you said this just to support The SKERRIT government policy toward agriculture. With sarcasm you are now wishing the investigators good luck however I did not hear you wish the investigators good luck after Tony interviewed Sio Seco nor did you when Tony claimed that he spoke to people who were immediately at the scene after th Xmas day fire.
      Interesting your intellectual mind choose not to comment on the validity of the emails from Tony Astaphan even when Tonyis yet to deny that the emails came from him.
      Your intellectual mind and objective mentality totally ignore the real issue of dishonesty coming from the SKERRIT gang- the undeniable fact that SKERRIT had been bowling googleee to the IPO and thatThe IPO has been accepting the horse radish. What about the fact thatpublically SKERRIT told the people of Dominica that he was building a modest 4 bedroom house but the building actually cost $1.3 million according to the disclosures. A true intellect would question why it is that SKERRIT and Astaphan are yet to deny the discrepancy in the cost of the house and the irregularities in Skerrit’s disclosures to the IPO.
      Gary stop installing smoke screen and deal with the issues as is. Be not only honest with yourself but stay true to your ability to be rational ,logical and that when you speak there is no doubt that you are a person of intelligence.

    • ^
      January 7, 2013

      @ GARY Good luck to you tonight when the brain is refilled with more white dust… EXCELLENT JOB BROTHER LINTON.

    • It matters
      January 7, 2013

      I agree with you comment. Lennox took the bait hook,line and sinker from Tony. Tony and the PM goal along is about the desolation of the IPO Board, its about the boards integrity which was compromised. Regardless of who is at fault, they are asking that the committee be removed. It was a masterful scheme that saw Linton taking the bait.

    • Peeping Tom
      January 7, 2013

      :lol:

      • Vision
        January 7, 2013

        you are too embarrass to show your face. keep peeping and while you do that wipe your tears

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        January 7, 2013

        “Gary” “Joe”, “Peeping Tom”, “No Name”, “Can’t find a job”, “Warrington Winston”, “Mwenmem” among others is the same person with different blog names. In any event, the same malicious but clever person like the SC.

        I will agree with you that Tony’s response today was pathetic and in the same modus operandi of a clever lawyer who has allowed dirty politics to undermine his professionalism and integrity. It is so typical of Tony to shift blame and deflect the bullets towards Linton when his own blank shots bounce back at him.

        After listening to Lennox on Sunday and shedding tears of joy and respect for the work of Lennox, I did not like the title of DNO- which took away the significant impact of the revelation. It is not about Lennox and Tony. It is bigger than that. The title trivialized the event but I have long come to the conclusion that guys like you forever make stupid statements whether on Kairi or DNO, as clever individuals.

        Respectfully
        Roseau Valley

  48. Referee
    January 7, 2013

    Tony Astaphan’s reaction to the accusation by Lennox Linton did not elicit the kind of verbal outburst and and the usual threat of law suit that is typical of the Senior Counsel. By merely characterizing Linton’s charge as “Cock and Bull”, Astaphan seems overwhelmed by the severity and and the magnitude of the accusation.

    Interestingly a blogger named Newtral last week speculated that the leak may have been initiated by the chairman of the IPO to discredit the commission and thus save the PM from embarrassment. The blogger had the strategy right even if the leaker may have been misidentified.

    We are now led to believe by Linton that the real culprit of the leak was none other than the Senior Counsel himself, an allegation which I find credible, given the devious nature of the man who advises the prime minister.

    I can understand Mr. Astaphan’s difficulty coming to grips with what is undoubtedly a devastating accusation. But the truth is Mr. Astaphan has been courting professional disaster throughout his carrer. His modus operandi as a lawyer has left many professionals wondering if there are ethical boundaries that this attorney at law will not cross. His involvement in the GON Emmanuel affair has left many observers baffled, especially his “interview” of the character Sekko who is wanted by the police for questioning. Was the so called interview a sham, pre-arranged to create a false impression? Was the Senior Counsel engaged in witness tampering?

    Mr. Astaphan must face the inevitable conclusion that he has diminished his professional reputation by engaging in questionable behavior. Having set his professional bar so low, he must now come to grips with the reality that few independent thinking Dominicans are likely to give him the benefit of the doubt, if in fact there are any doubts about his culpability in the leak.

    It’s interesting that he is not opposed to speaking to the police about his involvement in the leak.

    The spotlight is now on the police to demonstrate that they are capable of dealing with the leak allegation seriously as we await their response to what is certainly a credible bombshell with devastating consequences.

    The spotlight is also on the prime minister who must now confront the reality that that his legal advisor may have broken the law. The question that the public must ponder is this: Is this the tip of the iceberg in the dealings between the prime minister and the Senior Counsel?
    Or are there any more embarrassing disclosures to come?

    • Lougaoo Mem
      January 7, 2013

      Referee,
      I believe there are many more embarrassing disclosures to come. This is an individual who has led his clients to think that they are untouchable and above the law. It’s no secret that from the interviews conducted with Supria Singh and Seko/Sieko were planned, and a part of the perverseness to undermine the judicial system. His game is now well known by everyone on the island, and we are prepared to denounce such actions, followed by a concerterted efort to disbar him from the legal profession.

      • Lougaoo Mem
        January 7, 2013

        correction: effort

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      January 7, 2013

      Another brilliant contribution. However, I do not think we should limit our vision of this failed attempt by Tony and the PM to speculations that the leak may have been initiated by the chairman of the IPO to discredit the Commission and thus save the PM from embarrassment. It is much deeper than that.

      It is for this reason, we owe gratitude to the Chairman of the IPO for his astute leadership. He has ensured that Tony and the PM had a fair opportunity to be heard and their natural justice rights were duly observed.

      He agreed to have the police look into the alleged breach of confidentiality, according to Tony and the PM all in an effort to safeguard the integrity of the findings and outcome of the investigation, which Tony would or may still challenge at a future stage should the IPO’s findings be adverse to their interest- as it inevitably will be.

      Had the Chairman not done that, Tony would have been well equipped with an effective legal line of attack against the work of the Commission if and when a future prosecution is mounted by the DPP at the courts.

      But due to the practicality and professionalism of the Chairman of the IPO, every effort is being made to safeguard the integrity of the IPO’s investigation to avoid the Motion to strike that Tony will file against the admissibility of the IPO investigative findings, which he is hoping to say was tainted for bias, partiality, undue influence, blah blah blah!

      You follow?

      Respectfully
      Roseau valley

      • GWATANCE
        January 8, 2013

        Everybody fighting and mepuising now. The Police are obligated to make an enquiry. The question I ask,Why was it Alick and Lennox who requested the investigation and not Tony Astaphan as TEAM LEADER

  49. mouth of the south
    January 7, 2013

    ha… guess what, as a journalist, mr linton has the right to not disclose his source….. this is the protection journalists have.. the point is it came from astaphans…. so the IPO can go ahead with the investigations since they are vindicated of any wrong doings… hhmmmmm so all those who were called to resign can sit with their backs straight up…. TONY IS A …. and any dominican who supports tony is an uncle tom…

    • ML
      January 7, 2013

      story come out!

    • Gary
      January 7, 2013

      It is so laughable when you make statements regarding the protection given to Journalist comparing Mr. Linton situation on the matter.In this case the law does not protect Mr Linton because the information he has reveled is considered illegal under the IPO commission Act.Then there is the ethical question to be asked does the person of anonymity who gave Mr. Linton the info truly exist, because obtaining information by illegal means,you must be especially careful how you use it. A prosecution will not only mean trouble for you, it will also distract people’s attention from the main issue as to how the information was gotten.Yes, there are many occasions when a good journalist can get confidential information without the need to obtain someone’s agreement or break the law.

      There is one thing we should look at and that is whether Mr.Linton is defined as a Journalist or a Political activist hosting a Radio show.Another of your foolishness is saying the leaked information came from Mr. Astaphan, how do you know that to be true. Why don’t you get get your facts first, then you can distort them as you wish.

  50. Jay
    January 7, 2013

    Believe is an article of faith for which proof is not required. In a court of law I’d rather stick with the facts. As my nennen used to say:” For believe you see father, for proof you pay lawyer”.

  51. Candominican
    January 7, 2013

    Lennox made specific, very specific, disclosures. Astaphann’s, rebuttal was very unspecific, dilute and lacking substance.
    Lennox, you are soul of a fall nation. I will spend my last cent to foot any bill or any misphap that befalls you in our quest for justice.

  52. No Probs
    January 7, 2013

    There is no merit to Lennox claim. It’s all about ratings for Lennox radio show.

    • Not a herd follower
      January 7, 2013

      How did you arrive at this conclusion? You sound like Tony Astaphan. Vague. Just running one’s mouth.

    • Listening
      January 7, 2013

      Brother I cannot help the membrane between your ear …But what I would say,if this is the case Tony would be already suing Lennox for false accusation.

    • Soul Sista
      January 7, 2013

      I have to believe Lennox. As long as there is evidence I am a believer. I know it’s hard to believe that Tony would let down the PM like this, but this was too good to be true. Think about it, All the PM business outside. Who else could be doing this?

    • IKE
      January 7, 2013

      No PROBS, your comments are best descibed as utter rubbish

      • La plaine
        January 8, 2013

        In one word

  53. Anonymous
    January 7, 2013

    Does not matter when Linton Got it. The point is he got it so how did he get it? Huh Huh

    • ML
      January 7, 2013

      but is not from the commission as Astaphans and others think!

  54. CallTheCops
    January 7, 2013

    Astaphans is guilty until proven otherwise. That’s what happens when you stretch the trust placed in you to far.

    • Bar Association
      January 7, 2013

      They should do to him what they did to Wiltshire on the passport issue lol!

  55. IPO
    January 7, 2013

    So Lennox bring a case forward against Skerrit to the IPO and he then goes public and discussed the case.

    Its either Lennox is a very dumb man or he is a foolish man…choose one, but no one does that to his own case.

    And to blame the leak on Tony Astaphan is insanity…Lennox you are doing the UWP a diservice….alas

    • HUH!!!
      January 7, 2013

      I believe that is u that is both dumb and foolish, not either or. There will be no justice in D/ca courts, IPO hearing or any arbitration body working under this criminal administration. Lennox knows that, we know that, and u foolish skeritt and astaphans boom boom flies are in too much denial to admit it. So even if the matter is before IPO, the people have already judged, is judging , and will continue to judge skeritt as a ….., good for nothing leader. So Lennox is presenting the evidence to the court he knows that matters. Only blind fools like u that can’t read between the lines.

      • IPO
        January 7, 2013

        Why would you bring such a high level case against the PM and destroy your very own case.

        Lennox and Tony aill have to answer and he cant use jornalism as a cloak.

        Which brjngs me to the point….how can one bring someone to integrity committee and be involved such dishonest behaviours

    • Toomatoe Tomato
      January 7, 2013

      Another letter; another lawsuit; another allegation; another story made up or real; more confusion for the listening public; which one is correct? The first version, the second version or the third version? I believe we heard three version for this new revelation as to how it was obtained. I am still in the dark because I surely question all what I heard – it seems the only thing we can be sure of is that private information was obtained, leaked and released. This is just too much obsession for my limited brain to compute.

    • January 7, 2013

      Dominicans are so use to telling and believing LIES that they dont know how to speak the truth so everyone out there have to be speaking lies and that is acceptable I feel so badly for the young people in DA no one to guide them I just hope that one day they will wake up and know the only one who cares about them is the Lord Jesus Christ.

    • IKE
      January 7, 2013

      You seem to be drowning and grabbing at straws like the cabalists

  56. Morihei Ueshiba
    January 7, 2013

    Dominicans don’t stray from who own the villas, that is a diversion tactic. Dem fellas have to Payyyyy!!! :mrgreen:

  57. Tom
    January 7, 2013

    Astaphan asserted. “He would not have to construct a cock and bull story of some female source giving him information to him…” Lennox Linton did not!!!! say that it was a FEMALE SOURCE so that say something

  58. ?????????????
    January 7, 2013

    Corruption is not of God. Lying, stealing, cheating,cursing of those you swore to serve cannot be of God.
    God will always have someone amongst us to do thing on behalf of his innocent people.That’s Lennox’ mission here in this corrupt country.
    Confusion and chaos have to reign supreme among the gang of corrupt leaders, before the fall finally comes… And how great will be that fall. NO LIE CAN LAST FOREVER! TRUTH CRUSHED TO EARTH WILL RISE AGAIN!
    Thank you God for Lennox’ parents, wife, children for giving Dominica and Dominicans such a fine son.

  59. Mouche miel
    January 7, 2013

    That ought to read( A blast from our recent atheltic pass.)

  60. Mouche miel
    January 7, 2013

    Allow me to add my 5 cents piece.
    I am an avid reader and sport fanatic.
    This situation is like the doping issue of atheltes from Moscow to Los Angeles to Souel to Roseau to Macow to Morraco to the mid Eas tand elsewhere.
    Before Bolt was Ben Johnson who had beff with Carl Lewis.
    It was found out eventually that Ben was on steoids ,tested positive for a steroid used by vets for horses suppled by a Human Doc.
    Do we recall who was the Dr. supplying Ben with the steroids? Who LL said provided the leak in PDF form? Leak of financial afairs of the P.M is equivalent to the steroids provided to Ben Johnson.
    Connect the Ts,Us, Vs or any relavant letter of the alphabet.
    Have fun doing that. It’s a blast fo our recent atheletic pass.

    • Malgraysa
      January 7, 2013

      You see, that is what I detest about some of our people. Why don’t you say you are referring to Dr. Jamie Astaphan of St. Kitts. It is no secret, all this information is in the public domain. The charges against him were never proven and he died at home of a massive heart attack. It has nothing to do with this case. Please, stop trying to insinuate a connection and confuse the issue.

      • To Magraysa -sort
        January 8, 2013

        Magraysa ou se un sort man! sa ou ca dire non? hahhahhaaha sa ou faute. Sa qui la por faitr ou desteste’ domincien? It was just for fun you Pots!
        Take a survey even after and find out how many people still haven’t got a clue about jaime.
        What thecharges have to do with what are we talking about here? Magraysa dottish, saqway cooleve.You failed this comprehension test lol!
        Magray- sort tell us also the crisis cause the massive heart attack to nuh? Saqway macak you stupid.

      • Educating Magraysa
        January 8, 2013

        Mags you did not get Mouche’s point and went off at a tangent.Re read to see if the if you understood the point being made.
        You brought in a whole new dimension and insulted the nation as a result of one person’s take on the story. Destest is a strong word mags.
        You have to learn to temper your iron/metal.
        You are attempting to demonstrate your awareness of matters that have some degree of connection but missed the point completely.
        Should we as readers detest you for your inability to logically analyze the post in relation to the IPO/Linton/pasa………. as trevor would say?
        We pity you Magraysa not detest you.

    • Beouf-la laje
      January 7, 2013

      Mouche Miel you analogy is well understood.
      I can confirm the letter is A the one to be connected as on 30 for 30 it was a D.A from st.kitts who supplied the steroid meant for horses.
      The main issue here is that there are different DLP-ites running on different wheels if you get what ah mean?like the brits would say. You have the DFPites turn DLPites thru infiltration
      and follow/tag along DLPites so beef will move wikileks style.
      In DA i am a lawyer I meet with the boys to fire afew anytime 1:00 p.m hot sun happy hr which could be nightly not friday evenings anymore
      nor 6-9 p,m Beff is exchanged I go home tell my wife what i heard so does the other partners/lawyers and hangers on. my wife calls her friend and the friend tells her husband the husban calls his friends to gie the latest beff be they DLP-ite UWP-ite authentic DLP or DFP-ite of mix up uwp ite.In some case former UWP lawyer married to DFP chief exchange party secrets lolBlack power advocates turn commie(cafetaria or otherwise in the beff too.
      There are and can be no secretes in DA as friday like wednesday beff fly tous par tous.Give them 2 rum and coke and their Lang beff get free up.
      You know a few of them right? me too lolhahahahahahhah.D/cans wil stop beffing when a certain lawyer grow a butt.The chances over 50 to grow one is slim to none.

  61. Jay
    January 7, 2013

    Well mr. defence lawyer. You are famed for being a master at creating “reasonable doubt” but your attempt at diversion this time has the mark of desperation and does not befit your legendary skills.

    – Mr. Linton never said or implied that you attended any IPO meeting.
    – Mr. Linton never said or implied that he received the confidential information from you.

    You may succeed in clouding the views of some but many of us will not be persuaded to waver this time.

  62. %
    January 7, 2013

    I do not believe Tony. I believe Linton 100 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%The Embarrassment and KOSHONYEE in this corrupt regime is reaching new heights, and new levels.
    ITS NOT BY ACCIDENT THAT THE COUNTRY IS so DA-poor and has so mny failed and corrupt institutions.
    kEEP ON UNCOVERING CORRUPT ACTS BOY LENNOX.

    • JUG HEAD
      January 8, 2013

      I support you all that percentage!

  63. TRUE LABORITE
    January 7, 2013

    God came to earth in the form of man to save us, i believ e TONY is in the form of a laborite to destroy SKERRIT

    • Straight talk
      January 7, 2013

      Are telling us Skerrit is a DLP-ite? Do you know where he came frome politically? lol! Go do ur home work. Check D/can political history,
      Charles Svarin the Security Min, deceased charles Maynard,the President, so many current P.S s, the chair of the IPO, nuff police lawyers all man changing skin temporarily Mamo died long live eddo .
      Eddo kicked out long live Rosie then Pierro.
      Both gone long live Medard.
      Medard soon gone who’s next?
      Like chuckie sang True Labourite eh get de message as yet.

      • love
        January 7, 2013

        if your past is who you are then who is eddo, noris. spaggs, ect, because when skerrit was freedom there was no uwp

  64. Mamizoo
    January 7, 2013

    Seem like Tony need to engage the services of attorney Easy Door to defend him. Tony seeing Thomson on behalf of SKERRIT, he seeing on behalf of Bubbles and so far the word sue cannot come from his mouth when accusations are leveled against him. Weekly Blitz call him out for email fraud no law suit; Lennox now public ally exposé him and he is yet to offer Lennox a law suit basket of goodies. Easy Door another lawyer promise to sue Lennox and Up to now he cannot find the doors of the court.

    What a joke a bunch of lawyers, Alick, Tony, Easy Door, Levi etc and not one of them can file lawsuits against one man. Boy if I am to believe someone it is going to be Lennox ( not the priest you know) – Lennox Linton.

    Tony’s email to Alick had been public ally exposed and not one of these Senior counsels have filed defamation lawsuit. Their only defense is to claim that those accusations are strictly to embarrass SKERRIT. Somehow I have a little bit admiration r these lawyers who continue to take the bullet for SKERRIT – good secret service men I must admit. I also wonder why men so selfish are willing to take the hit for SKERRIT. Hmmmm. Not even one lawsuit on their behalf – senior counsels, senior lawyers.

    • Bar Association
      January 7, 2013

      Have any of you guys seen the movie Silent Run?
      If not I suggest you do.
      It was about a group of space explores of all professions you could think of.
      Essence of the movie goes as follows: One explorer got sick and he was mis-diagnosed and he died.
      The Captain called an emergency meeting. He stated : From now on no Dr. is permitted to make medical mistakes.
      Any Dr who does will automatically lose his lic or would be downgraded to a dentist.
      Anaology here is SR Counsels should either lose their lic or downgraded to Jr. Counsels. In those in the leaks as per Linton they should be
      dis -barred

  65. T
    January 7, 2013

    Again you have put a stop to corrupt acts Mr Linton. No wonder we LOVE you so much. Boy look rubbish and corruption with this government.
    THANK YOU LORD FOR LENNOX LINTON.

  66. Grand Bay
    January 7, 2013

    Well papmet.Look meelee in this lil country. God help Dominica.

  67. Anonymous
    January 7, 2013

    Linton and the Third Party you want investigated not Tony Astapahan. wake up and smell the coffee and open your brain and think for yourself.

    • Jack Chan
      January 7, 2013

      Again people are being deliberately mischievous by not examining the hard evidence. Whether or not Lennox got the information yesterday ! Last year or year before the fact is Tony is yet to dis- own the emails and attachments but idiots are on the block arguing about when and how Lennox should release those emails.
      It was only two weeks ago that Lennox released the detailed information about Easy Door payments to bubbles for villa transactions, it was only too weeks ago that Lennx released the large sum of cash coming from Francis E to Skerro and the distribution thereof.
      There is another 50 questions looming fom years gone by all related to the gang of criminals that Lennox supposedly hate so much.
      The things that people say when they are caught back against the wall.

  68. Alarmist
    January 7, 2013

    Alas, Tony have his ways but allyou Lennox. Lennox hate Tony so much , he would have held back on that information from since 2011 ? A magre sa…… Secondly of all persons in Dominica, Tony would choose Lennox to say things on Skerrit.. Tony have all dafoe, he triky like all lawyers, but Lennox that story doesnt hold water. Something missing. Maka beleive.. Wheel and come again.

    • Jack Sprat
      January 7, 2013

      You guys would surprise to what else is out there from 2009 that have not been released yet. Don’t you see that they a giving them enough rope to hang themselves.

    • Bone Crusher
      January 7, 2013

      You ever hear Lennox nor Tony say that Tony discussed Skerrit with Lennox? Put yourself in what you have no clue of. Tony in Dominica and Tony out of Dominica is night and day likewise Skerrit. The same people they slander on radio are the same ones they email, bb and want to dine with abroad. What you know? I am from Veille-Case and Lennox was bossom buddy with SKerrit generation so hush your mouth, he is the best person to know what he had before and now. Why Skerrit himself not talking or suing Lennox? Lennox can choose to reveal what he want, when he wants,stop blabbing incessantly you may learn something. The joke will be on all of you at the end of the day

    • Jay
      January 7, 2013

      Alarmist, if you are sure that something is missing and that Lennox’ story does not hold water, tell us what it is! Anyone can insinuate and speculate. Express yourself in clear terms, spit it out. I’m sure we would all like tho hear your theory.

    • January 7, 2013

      you are an idiot

    • goldteeth
      January 7, 2013

      WELL ALL TONY HAVE TO DO IS TAKE LL TO COURT OR U CAN ASK FOR GOOGLE TO SEND U THE EMAILS.AND FYI EVERY TING THAT IS POSTED ON THE COMPUTER NEVER GOES WAY SOME ONE ALWAYS HAVE ACCESS TO IT 4 EVER

    • Soul Sista
      January 7, 2013

      Had Lennox reveal this earlier, then he would cease getting additional info. I think he was trying to hold on for Next year, but, he had no choice now. Remember campaign soon come.

  69. Listening
    January 7, 2013

    Anthony Astaphan you sound very weak and totally not believable. Bigman a journalist caught a senior counsel with his pants down. Bossman you got caught try to play your bluff as your have very poor memory….. “I am going Mad”

  70. Domerican/Possie
    January 7, 2013

    Boy look ting. Mr. Prime Minister, I’m waiting to hear your take on this since it was your info that was disclosed.

    • ()
      January 7, 2013

      He is too embarrassed and ashamed hw wont say anything.

  71. Anonymous
    January 7, 2013

    Well, if according to Linton, Astaphans shared the confidential information with a third party, it is obvious that the third party sent it to Linton. Then Linton should disclose the third party and this third party together with Linton should be investigated.

    • .
      January 7, 2013

      You are too dotish. Your Red fool.

    • Ebeh weh
      January 7, 2013

      I think you just gave the big cat a free pass with that comment. INVESTIGATE TONY.

    • January 7, 2013

      what illogical reasoning? dont u know about international journalistic ethics, a journalists never reveals his source. and futhermore lennox was sent the information as well as the third party so how can they be investigated? u need to read more

    • Hans
      January 8, 2013

      Allah where these fools come from nuh

  72. Greg
    January 7, 2013

    Mr Linton can you please post the emails and the PDF documents/ letters cause we know the IPO nor the police is going to do anything about the evidence that was presented.

    Stay tuned there is much more to come.

  73. Anonymous
    January 7, 2013

    Let’s see how long it will take DNO to moderate comments today because the article concerns a certain person.

  74. MG
    January 7, 2013

    ‘Tony will gladly speak to the police if they so desire’ the same way he gladly spoke in the GON Emmanual fire and the same way as he said Seko would be in Dominica. D/cans still waiting for Seko to return…. when will that be Tony?
    God is watching and he knows evrything, nothing escapes him, he is a God of grace, mercy and a God of justice. He still loves the sinner but he will not fail to dispense justice.

  75. Anonymous
    January 7, 2013

    Oh please Tony Astaphan you are the one that noone and I repeat NOONE beleives. You are the one crafting a story and WE ALL KNOW IT.

  76. Time will tell
    January 7, 2013

    Tony plese do not tie up yourself mr.Linton said To drive home his point Linton, in his letter to the IPO, revealed the “hard evidence” that Astaphan was behind the leak. “In this regard a copy of the thread of Mr. Astaphan’s exchange of email correspondence with a third party under subject under the subject, ‘Absolutely and Completely Secret and Confidential,’ under the period August 23, 2011 and August 25, 2011 is attached,” he read.

    • Eugenia
      January 7, 2013

      Ok Labard

  77. Malatete
    January 7, 2013

    Oh Tony, this time your blustering invective will not work. If you think that Lennox Linton has fabricated a “cock and bull” story I challenge you to sue him for besmirching your good name and character, or indeed dare to have him arrested. I, and many others would happily foot the bill. I’m afraid you have lost the respect of people, and not only in Dominica, who put their trust in you and who may be afraid that any information given to you in confidence may be used against them.
    “Ball fini garcon”.

  78. Eyes USA
    January 7, 2013

    If i am to beleive anything, Mr Linton would get my vote of credibility, I think it is Astaphan himself, a senior counsel, who shared his client’s confidential disclosures to the IPO to unauthorized third parties. Typical Dominican style of boasting.

  79. Brain
    January 7, 2013

    No one said that he was at the IPO meeting. Evidence so strong and Tony’s only response is about red herring and that he wasn’t at the IPO meeting. No one said you were at the meeting.
    What I was expecting is the cut and paste excuse by Astaphan. He was quick to defend SKERRIT by claiming cut andvpastevandvnow he must defend his own emails he is talking about red herring.This guy is by no means smart.

  80. rescue911
    January 7, 2013

    lol.look kicks .i blive it came from astaphans and i dont blive that lenox had it since august 2011.

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