Linton calls UWP faithful to action

"we are not losing track of our responsibility to protect our democracy" Linton told party faithful
“We are not losing track of our responsibility to protect our democracy” Linton told party faithful

Leader of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) Lennox Linton, has told party supporters that they need to stay tuned for they will “soon be receiving calls for action.”

Addressing a crowd of party faithful in La Plaine on Saturday November 29, 2014 to officially present its candidate Ron Green he said that the actions of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) are provocative.

“You noticed how they are provoking us; you notice how we are showing restraint. You notice how they are using law enforcement now in Dominica to protect our brothers and sisters who are being brought in from overseas to vote illegally and to commit crimes in Dominica because bribery is a crime under the House of Assembly Elections Act,” Linton said.

He accused the police of protecting those he claims are breaking the Election laws.

“Now, we have rather than the police authorities intervene to prevent the bribery, they are protecting those who are accepting thee bribes and coming in to vote is criminal misconduct in the Commonwealth of Dominica. We are being provoked. But we will show restraint…we will through this, we will get through this. We are going to be watching very closely and we will be insisting in large numbers that right is done by Dominica,” he stated

He continued, “So, keep your eyes open, when your brothers and sisters come home, you talk to them. When your neighbours you know, they come take Skerrit money to vote for Skerrit against you, talk to them you have a few days they could still do the right thing.”

“We are not taking our eyes off that prize and we are not losing track of our responsibility to protect our democracy regardless of what the Electoral Commission and the police does or does not do. We, the people of Dominica, will get the job done because the power in people is greater than the people in power. So fear no more. Stay tuned for notification, stay tuned for advisory, stay tuned for our calls to action because those calls to action will be coming in the next couple of days,” Linton stated to cheering  party supporters.

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113 Comments

  1. Mahaut talk roro
    December 1, 2014

    We all know DLP will win but UWP must try try hard….next 5 yrs please get organize I really think if you guys. Come next election DLP will be out….skirooo I love but waste too much money

  2. Just Observing
    December 1, 2014

    In recen times it seems that I must now resort to damning and cursing Skerrit for my comments to be featured on DNO. When I compare some of the comments to what I submitted and cannot find my own, I must conclude that DNo is just another mout-piece of the UWP.

  3. Disgusting
    December 1, 2014

    What really pisses me off about all of this is the FACT that Dominicans have been calling for this voters list issue to be dealt with since 2009. So all the circular talk from the Skerritt camp was lies lies and more lies since 2009. The voter id “lack of funding” was a farce, the multi-purpose ID was a rouse, and blocking the ever-so-silent electoral commission is just standard operating procedure!

    Dominicans you have a man lying and manipulating your very laws to keep himself in power, and all you can do is point fingers on Linton?? This voter situation should be a non-issue! The mere fact we have to spend campaign time discussing “if bribery is wrong or right” and “who should/shouldn’t be able to vote” just tells you how backwards this darn place is!

  4. Gary
    December 1, 2014

    Linton does what he is good at spinning the wheels of manipulation.

  5. DUWP
    December 1, 2014

    The action of the UWP is not suprising, as it is a party that deals in double standards. Here are two examples of the blatant DOUBLE standard of the UWP:

    1. The UWP from 1995 to 2009 supported and voted for Ron Green, Ron Green was a us Citizen. The UWP found nothing wrong with Mr. Green been a US citizen and representing the people of Laplaine in the Dominican Parliament. He was even elected political leader in line to become PM if the UWP had one the 2009 election. Mr. Edison James admitted that he knew Ron Green was a US citizen but he considered him a Dominican. The UWP lost the 2009 election and they immidiately proceeded to take Skeritt and St.Jean to court challenging their nomination and election to the House of Assembly because they were French citizens.

    2. In the 2000, 2005 and 2009 elections both parties brought in overseas voters ( UWP and DLP). Now that the UWP has realised that the overseas voters will not work to their benifit they have declared them mercenaries and the practice of Dominicans from overseas coming to vote has been declared criminal.

    How can a party be so BOLDFACE in such matters. They display this attitude and at the same time call for justice. Justice is supposed to be blind. It appears that even in opposition the UWP is demanding special treatment under the law. What will happen if they somehow gain power, are they going to bypass the law and rule by decree? If a law does not support their cause or if they are not in favor of a particular court ruling are they going to suspend the constitution? The UWP leadership continue to sound angry and hatefull. Never before in the history of political campaigning in Dominica have voters been tageted so viciously. Before the voters would be respected as politicians beg for their votes, now the are called prostitutes, beggars and greedy. The names Voters who plan to come home to vote are forwarded to the US embassy and the IRS, according to Mr. Martin this is done so that they can be punished by his former masters the USA. If Dominica were to elect a UWP government I fear dictatorship would soon follow. so beware Dominicans, it is time to fear.

    • Deceiver
      December 1, 2014

      So friend, your point is that UWP should not call for justice. Instead, regular Dominicans should just sit by and have political parties do what they will?? Just imagine if the DLP had taken the appropriate measures when the UWP first tried this scheme, it would be a non-Issue today. This is how laws are created, we see loopholes and opportunities for exploitation so we create laws that prevent these abuses from further occurring.

      I just cannot understand this mentality that since one group broke a law, all groups should now be entitled to do the same. The only thing we agree on is that Linton/UWP should not be the one sounding the call for this demonstration. All the so called union, civic, church, education leaders should be pointing out the dangers of a bloated voters list and open, rampant bribery. But no, they have all been threatened, bought, or are just too ignorant to stand for whats right for the nation.

      We need institutions that WORK in Dominica. Not cowardly, corrupt men and women that uphold wickedness in Dominica. They are no better than the slave drivers that kept other humans in bondage for centuries!

      • DUWP
        December 2, 2014

        @Deceiver,The UWP has no moral authority to talk on this issue. Your premise seems to accept the opinion of the UWP that the overseas votes are now illegal. That has never been the position of the DLP that is why they never challenged it. As a matter of fact there are court decisions which support the position of the DLP.

        Remember voting is a right not a preveledge, that is one of the reasons why the proper process of law has to be followed before a name can be removed from the voters list. People have deid for the right to vote. The UWP is now placing itself on the wrong side of history together with our former colonial and slave masters. The actions of the UWP seeks to take us back to the days when only the landed class were allowed to vote.

  6. Bravery
    December 1, 2014

    UWP wicked eh… After these people started the trend of paying and bringing people to vote now allyou finding that this is the biggest crime…. ah magre say… UWP even this year is paying for people to come.. Yes they are paying because one called on my cousin for a ticket.. they have operatives everywhere offering tickets. Sa messieur yo trops modi garcon…. |Mister dem too hypocrite..

    Those foolish blues that are prepared to take up arms will be left in the calaboose when allyou finish while Lennox will be riding high.. sort….
    Lennox has to be a mad man,,, Lennox is losing it…. that man is unstable… Dominicans bewarel Lennox is a mad man ….. Lennox has all the markings of a dictator….

  7. Anonymous555
    December 1, 2014

    it seems like we’re goin back to the days like in rwanda where we had the hutu and tutsi….hope is not like that..

  8. Not Me Alone
    December 1, 2014

    Mr. Linton, please stain on tract! Your inspiring messages have created a lot of dent, fear, panic and desperation in the DLP camp. Please continue to give hope to Dominicans and forget about going to the airport on Wednesday. I know you did not call on us to do anything at the airport on Wednesday except to come and welcome our brothers and sisters that will be coming to vote. However, with Skerrit and his dlp so desperate and wicked, DO NOT give them any opportunity to plot evil and try to blame it on UWP. It is common for dictators to shoot people and blame the opposition for that. Please DO NOT put yourself in harms way because Dominicans are depending on you to rescue them come Dec. 9, 2014. Let Arthie and others continue to do the good job they have been doing. The message is going out and people are taking heed. Let’s be wise and give NO place to the devil. Dominica needs you and team Dominica.

  9. Emailing
    December 1, 2014

    All I know is my child got a scholarship from dlp government, but that child of mines convince me why i should not vote for the DLP, when I understood the reasons I cried and my whole family could not believe my child reasons for turning against this Labour Party government. we will never vote for this Labour Party again, shame on them. here is what my child ask me to write for the dlp, Partido Laborista detener su mal, la culpa es tuya

  10. Jackson
    December 1, 2014

    This is the prayer as of today till the elections for Dominica:
    “In that day I will raise up the fallen booth of David, And wall up its breaches; I will also raise up its ruins And rebuild it as in the days of old”(Amos 9:11).
    We have to prayer every day until the elections for God’s guidance to rebuild Dominica – surrender all to God – Withholding nothing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0ku8xSYYzc&list=RD-0ku8xSYYzc#t=29

  11. Negre Bod LaMer
    December 1, 2014

    I live in the Diaspora and I am truly concerned that the UWP would go to such lengths to prevent or put obstacles to prevent or disenfranchised me in any way from exercising my constitutional right to vote. As far as I am concerned it is the responsibility of the government /party in power to implement measures to make it easier for all of its citizens to vote! I see any hassle at the airport of D/cans coming in to exercise this right as criminal and I am hoping that it will be treated as such by law enforcement authority!

  12. too late
    December 1, 2014

    Mr. Linton you really take a long time to sound the call. so long we waiting?

  13. Keeping Them Honest
    December 1, 2014

    Lord God, this is one of the periods in time when I wish I was home in Dominica
    like I was at the Million Men March in Washington, organised by Farrakan and the Nation of islam.
    This is history, at best, to be a part of if you’re Dominican. What is Mr. Carbon going to do…Gun down
    my fellow Dominicans?
    Mr. Carbon we know our rights and the importants of exercising them especially during election
    periods. Don’t interfere with that important process in ANY adverse way, SIR.

  14. me
    December 1, 2014

    Supporters of uwp also pay their money to vote for Obama and they have nothing in America all their asset in Da

  15. La Plaine
    December 1, 2014

    So what will happen to the twenty plus people who are coming to vote in the La Plaine constituency for UWP?

  16. DA LOVER FOR LIFE
    December 1, 2014

    Well!!! Well!!! Is this the same Mr.Linton that was touring the world talking to Dominican to be part of the process and keep Dominica at the tops of the list to return to invest in the country…?????

    Is this the same Mr.Linton that wanted our money from overseas to pay his legal bills.??????

    Is this the same Mr.Linton that always took overseas call on the radio and told us to come home…??????

  17. 4 De People
    December 1, 2014

    When my family live America on Wednesday to come to Portsmouth go and stop them in the airport with your politics nonsense.

  18. joe
    December 1, 2014

    The Diaspora Policy of the UWP as per their MANIFESTO page 52 (www.uwpdominica.com/manifesto):

    “Establish the Dominica Diaspora Development Fund for capital mobilization by “Dominicans building Dominica $100 at a time”

    What HYPOCRISY IS THAT?? You want them to contribute $100 at a time to a Development fund and you want to keep them out of the voting process?? SMDFH

  19. Angelina bazil
    December 1, 2014

    I want to know wat going on I am coming on Thursday I am hearing a lot I ask permission to leave why someone calling to fine information about me for I was confronted by a top person from da but change is a must

  20. December 1, 2014

    Who are you Mr.Linton…to take my rights from me, Dominica is my future retirement country, I own properties in Dominica I have my savings home and I come home very year and when I come home I spent 100 of dollars I am contribute to Dominica economy, guys trying to prevent Dominica aboard to come to vote, remember Dominica is a democratic country, it seems you guy forgotten what called absentee ballet, well Dominica doesn’t have this in place like the U S, American Overseas Have The Right To vote, if Dominica Had This IN Place We Wouldn’t Have Bordered To travel home to vote you guys trying to scared people saying it against u s laws set of liars, it doesn’t matter how long you stay out u s once your name is registered you have the right to come vote, you uwp trying to create problems in Dominica.

  21. Me!
    December 1, 2014

    Dear Athie, Lennox, and the Rest of the workers Crew

    Listen and Listen well, U all are burning down the house to kill the cockroach, the way u all are getting on by the time this is over we wont have a house.

    ME!!!

  22. grell
    December 1, 2014

    Dominica has been sold to the devil,and our lord JESUS CHRIST will be the saviour,Roosevelt Skerrit you will not be in power forever and to the police officers keep up your dirty stand on the citizens.Deliver us one day.

  23. peaceful dcan
    December 1, 2014

    Very strong language indeed. Hm. That’s all I’m saying.

  24. plump
    December 1, 2014

    Wasn’t that same Linton who toured overseas to speak with and establish a relationship with the diaspora? So what exactly is going on?

  25. dominica masslvre
    December 1, 2014

    Mr.Linton ln 2005 uwp came to st.croix and told Dominicans they have a right to vote in Dominica.Mr.Linton you went on overseas misssion asking people for the money to support your party.Now you telling those same people they cannot vote in their country.OVERSEAS DOMINICAN SUPPORT DOMINICA BY HAVING MONEY IN THE BANKS,HOUSES,LANDS ETC.WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

  26. December 1, 2014

    When a government fails to up hold fairness, equality, and justice, the people who are experiencing this injustice must let their voices heard be it by civilized protest or exercising their civil disobedience. When the people have asked time and time again to clean the voters list long before elections, Skerrit turned a deaf ear. We are entering an election with a bloated list which has more people names on it than the population of Dominica according to the last census which was taken.
    How can this be fair? Persons living overseas for the last five years, their names should have been deleted from the list according to the election laws. One may ask why wasn’t this done? Skerrit said the state could not afford electoral reform Dominica did not have money to do so. But he could get millions to bring down destra, carimi, donnie Macklukin, Alison Hines, Morgan heritage, sewo sewo sewo on an eve of an election. This is clear wickedness and dictatorship! Are we Dominican going to stand for such malice?

    • Angel
      December 2, 2014

      Whoever you are, this statement shows your level of ignorance. Voters list is accumulated. That means, names are added and only removed by death or other circumstances. Inform yourselves.

  27. Really
    December 1, 2014

    But I am coming home to vote for the UWP,I come home every three years,what should I do?

    • Too Hard Too Long
      December 1, 2014

      You heard the man. Stay away.

    • We Ready
      December 1, 2014

      If you are coming home to vote for the UWP then that’s ok…as long as you are paying for your ticket. As long as you are making your own independent decision.

    • Papa Dom
      December 1, 2014

      Did anybody in UWP buy your ticket? If not and you are registered and have been to Dominica at least once in the last five years, then have no fear.

    • ravine
      December 1, 2014

      well if you are not breaking the law , you have nothing to worry about… you must come and vote

    • sorrow
      December 1, 2014

      I got a ticket from a UWP supporter. I dislike Linton’s policies. Should I come home and vote for DLP?

  28. Proud
    December 1, 2014

    Desperate men do and say desperate things. Linton you forgot that this thing was started by the UWP under Eddison James? It is wrong now wasn’t it wrong then? Stop being hypocrites . Not because it is not working in your favor that you should write your own laws and make it out to be a crime. ONCE YOUR NAME IS ON THE VOTERS LIST YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO VOTE.

    • We Ready
      December 1, 2014

      @ Proud you forget the important part of your conversation, which is as long as you are not receiving bridle.
      A party or some one who represents the party not giving you a free ticket or spending money to come to Dominica to vote.

    • Tragic
      December 1, 2014

      Was Lennox Linton head of the UWP back then? Should we ask Skerritt to repeat the mistakes of Patrick John? Stop making this issue about Linton or Skerritt….long after these two mortal men pass…Dominica will still need to ensure they are living in a REAL democracy. It is 2014 and beyond time that Dominicans stand for what is right. Clean the voters list. Stop the bribery. Whoever wins after that, wins. But we cannot sit by and allow our democracy to be dragged from beneath us because “UWP started this thing!”

    • Papa Dom
      December 1, 2014

      I see you are a proud fool. Proud to justify a perceived wrong to justify a visible, real injustice.

    • Nac Vibes
      December 1, 2014

      You are incorrect, even if your name is on the list, you are disqualified from voting if you have resided out of Dominica for 5 years and over.

      Also being paid to vote is illegal.

      • Angel
        December 2, 2014

        That information is incorrect. You can stay away as long as you want. If your name is on the list you can vote. I have listened to the electoral office who clarified all this. Come on DA people, why show your ignorance. Get the facts. Stop being fooled.

  29. December 1, 2014

    LABORITES MISSING THE POINT…AGAIN!!!

    The issue here is a simple one. It is not about the Labor Party facilitating the travel of any or all Constitutionally eligible voters to return home to cast their ballots. Rather, it is about facilitating the travel of ILLEGAL voters plus the provision of spending cash for voters to cast their ballots (most of which are illegal under Dominican Law) for a SPECIFIC Political Party. In this case the Dominica Labor Party.
    This issue involves two components. 1, Enticing voters ANYWHERE to vote for your party with offers of money, gifts, personal promises and expenses paid is an act of BRIBERY! This is not only unlawful but it is inherently wrong in any Democracy. 2, Promoting or facilitating ANYONE in committing an act which is illegal under the current laws of the land is a CRIME!!!! If under the law one is not eligible to vote due to residency requirements, he/she would be committing a crime to knowingly cast a ballot.
    The United Workers Party, Team Dominica is not against legal voters in the diaspora exercising their legal right to vote. They are concerned about Diaspora Dominicans being bribed and facilitated to commit an illegal act in an effort to tip the elections in a direction that is not favorable to a majority of the Dominicans here at home. It is basic common sense that these Diaspora Dominicans are not the ones that will face the impact of their votes.
    It is, therefore, essentially important that patriotic Dominicans who want to see a fair and just election this year come out in their numbers to speak out and stand up against any attempts to circumvent and frustrate the will of the majority. Dominica is a democratic nation and WE THE PEOPLE must insure that it remains that way. Thank You. God Bless You and God Bless Dominica!!!!

    • Anonymous
      December 1, 2014

      It would be nice it you could reference the part of the Dominican law that states its illegal. That way, I could make a more informed decision.
      When the UWP facilitated travel for outside Dominicans in 2000, what was your opinion then? Was it legal?

    • Barbara Saunders
      December 1, 2014

      Trubblesome

      That’s the “trubble” with us. You are citing a law and interpreting it as you wish. I am looking at the same law and agreeing with you that “enticing voters ANYWHERE to vote for your party with offers of money etc. is an act of bribery”. What would you call the action by the political party UWP which is not the employer of public and police officers offering them money, not on a campaign platform which it is entitled to do but in a meeting with their bargaining units, initiated by the party called specifically to discuss that act of bribery? this is unprecedented except by the same UWP one or two elections ago when they signed a document with the Public service Union with what intention I don’t know.

      Just as there are rumours that the DLP is arranging for tickets for Dominicans living abroad to come in, there are also rumours that the UWP is secretly doing the same at more shame to them because of their hypocritical public accusation of the DLP for doing it, if they are in fact doing it.

      Last time I checked, intimidation of voters is also a breach of the election laws, so when you ask your supporters to go in large numbers to the airport to greet Dominicans who are coming to their country of birth because you have something to say to them, what are you asking your supporters to do? What if those returning do not want to hear what they have to say which is their democratic right, what will be the next course of action?

      How has the action you are calling for suddenly become a safe thing to do when the naming of the airport, an officially organised event was supposed to have put people at risk in the car park where they were, due to landing planes etc., Hatten Garden road would have been risky and a hazard, but it is now lawful and safe for a mob to travel to the airport to confront their brothers and sisters to force their opinions on them. So what happened to the strategy to intimidate them by reporting them to the IRS and the State Department?

      You know, I try to dissuade people when I hear them say that this new style of intimidatory politics was introduced and has been perpetuated by the UWP but honestly that party keeps proving them right. The problem which I now have in trying to look at the UWP as a lesser evil than the evil which they tell me we have presently, is their brazeness and boldfaceness. Don’t you dare do it , I alone have the right to do it!
      Just remember Ron Green( a gentleman I quite like but fair is fair) having contested elections and served as a Minister for 4 years while he was an American citizen and then himself, not even someone else, (himself), taking Petter St. Jean to court, allegedly for the same offence. Talk about no face bold faceness? Remember this is the option you are asking Dominicans to switch with the agreed imperfect one we now have! Think about it, if you are an analytical, sensible voter who has refused to be drawn into the mob hatred of the ruling party which has been built up over the years to a crescendo within a percentage of the population by the one sided talk shows what would you do?

  30. oh ho
    December 1, 2014

    I find it very strange that Linton wants to prevent Dominican abroad from coming to the country to vote. I remembered very clearly that when UWP team was touring round the world he told these same Dominicans that when and if he wins that he will put a program in place that persons will be able to stay out of the country and vote. It appears like an “absentee ballot”. What is the difference? Linton if there a problem, you report it to the authority. The atmosphere in the country is very tense, we don’t need more fuel to make matters worst. Persons are already receiving threatening message from other persons. Recently, some persons have told one of my relative that if UWP ever lose on the 8th of December that he will be the first one they will put down. I want to send a message to them; COME GOOD; we are waiting and we are not afraid. Persons need to learn to respect each other. We have our democratic right to vote for whoever we want.

    • Tragic
      December 1, 2014

      It isn’t Linton trying to prevent anything. It is your ELECTORAL COMMISSION, POLICE FORCE and DOMINICA LABOR PARTY that are refusing to follow the painfully clear laws on our Constitution! Remember that document? That piece of paper that sets all the laws of our land? Linton didn’t write it. We all are obligated to follow it. That constitution tells you when you are no longer allowed to vote. If you want to change it talk to the DLP who had 18 seats over the last 4.5 years and could have changed the law. Instead they want you to BREAK the law and feel good about it. Once you start breaking laws, when will it stop?

      If your friend received a threat, then you should report it to the Police. But guess what? Nothing will happen b/c our institutions are weak and paralyzed. Linton reported bribery to the police, it is being done left, right and center, but have they investigated, done anything NO! They only report to one man it seems. How can a nation operate like this?? We DEMAND a law-abiding nation, and it starts by following the laws in our constitution. Once we start treating our OPINION as laws, we will have chaos. This is not a Linton issue…this is citizen of Dominica issue. Enough is Enough!

  31. December 1, 2014

    Mr ..Linton you have 8 days to convince those Dominicans that are coming down why they should vote for TEAM DOMINICA UWP Party keep bringing the message and let the others hammer them on the illegal act they will be doing you have told them some of them I’m sure have change their minds so focus on that message moving forward.
    I was very impress with the rally in St. Joseph I was very impressed it was a massive crowd Monel was brilliant she already have it in the bag and her people are behind her one hundred percent , So keep preaching on message forward.

  32. fearless
    November 30, 2014

    Its a huge shame that the police force is not taking action. The police force is acting like skerrit force.
    The police should be arresting those coming in.to.vote illegally.
    If mr skerritt is so confident, why is he into such dirty politics…Those coming into vote are very evil n immoral. They are not for Dominica, or Dominicans..
    Dominicans must realise that another five years of skerrity is another five years of misery, poverty n abuse of power……
    Lennox n team Dominica must take them to the United Nations n caricom community, and bring international observers n reporters to expose this non sense going on in Dominica…..
    Time for skerriitt to pay for his bad leadership n for him to pay back de state….
    Not even gospel concert will save themm. God can never be on the side of wicked n evil men n women….Labour will tumble like jericho walll…. Dont worry LL.

    • Police State?
      December 1, 2014

      There is absolutely nothing that the police can do based on what the UWP is saying. If the UWP has information of bribery they should give it to the police so that it can be investigated. THE POLICE HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO RIGHT TO QUESTION ANYONE ABOUT THEIR POLITICS AS TO WHO THEY INTEND TO VOTE FOR OR IF THEY ARE QUALIFIED TO VOTE. Once your name is on the list you are qualified to vote it is as simple as that. Unfortunately what the UWP is advocating is the creation of a POLICE STATE where the police can arrest anyone they suspect of bribery or illegal voting based on the dictates their political masters… DOMINICANS MUST NOW BE FEARFULL forget about FEAR NO MORE. The party that once told you to fear no more is now the party that we should be fearfull of, HOW IRONIC!!

  33. November 30, 2014

    I have been back in Dominica a few years now and prior to being home I follow the all forms of media in Dominica, particularly the political talk shows. As a young Dominican I am concern about the 24hrs 365 days cycle of politics that seem to soak our people time like a sponge. I am concern that a lot of people do not and might not know how to accept defeat in Dominican politics. I am concern about the lack of decisive interest by the churches to take a role as healer in our nation and to bring all parties together to see the big picture “DOMINICA”. I am so tired of this constant fighting words on talk radio that it’s frightening now to even keep a conversation anywhere for fear of being victimized. I am tiered of people keeping Dominicans poor and ignorant to their true intensions such as to use us for political gains then spit us out after use. I ask every Dominican like myself to demand of our leaders respect and formulation of laws that will limit our risk as a people to harm as Wednesday can potentially become a hazardous day. I find it so easy as in the US Army Presidents and politicians send young men and women to war as in Irac to fight a war based on the wrong thing aka (WMD) which were never found.

  34. Mr Lennox Linton
    November 30, 2014

    Lennox Linton, now i see what the PM is talking about .You are really a sick and violent man. How can yu accusee the prime minister of bringing in people illegally to vote ?
    May i remind you that we are born Dominicans just like you Linton. we have a right to pay and come to Dominica on elections time and vote if wed want or just visit our land.

    I am sick and tried of you. Frankly if you were not the leader of the UWP maybe the party would stand a chance. After you all loose crawl back in your hole and let Joshua or Monell run the show.

    Stop encouraging violence in the country Lennox, the labour party is not preaching violence , while it iis blue preaching hate and lies and division.

    For God’s sake it is just a dam elections it will come again in another five years. Go love people and come again.

    • We Ready
      December 1, 2014

      Use you real name your coward! Your PM is afraid of Mr. Lennox Linton because he is a chicken not even a chicken but a damn turkey. He is hiding behinds his followers. A set of people who can not think for themselves and make independent decisions.
      We don’t want a man for our PM who destroys everything and anything. We want a no face bold face leader who stand up for our right and ready to work to develope our country. All who do not Mr. Lennox Linton for Prime Minister that is their Damn Business but some of us wants him. Now take that to the Bank.

    • Tragic
      December 1, 2014

      You should be ashamed of yourself! If you call yourself Dominican, you should understand how this country came into being and all the suffering that took place under the non-democratic systems imposed upon the peoples of this land.

      All Dominicans are asking for is a clean voters list, as our Constitution dictates! Are we that low, that we can’t ask for our lawmakers to follow the law?? If you respected your ancestors and know how much this “dam elections” is worth, you would not waste your time pointing fingers at Lennox. You would call on the Electoral Commission to do its job, the Police force to stop the blatant bribery and allow these “dam elections” to take place as designed, and as our constitution dictates.

  35. Same
    November 30, 2014

    My friend, here we go again, Lennox Linton, has told party supporters that they need to stay tuned for they will “soon be receiving calls for action.” Can we elect a person with such a low mentality to be our leader? these are the words of a cult leader. The man is uneducated so he doesn’t know any better.

  36. Mee3
    November 30, 2014

    If i was Mr.Linton I would leave that alone. I think they will win the election no matter what labour does and how many people they bring in. I truely think Labour will be getting the shock of their lives. Forget and that airport thing on Wednesday please mr.Linton.

  37. professor
    November 30, 2014

    before we quote the wrong thing my question to Mr. Linton is what exactly does he mean by stay tuned for Calls to Action. I would love for him to explain just what that means cause it is bordering on inciting violence if you ask me. I would not want to see anyone inciting violence during this election cause at the end of the day violence brings no benefits to them. a man who has done his work should be confident that he will prosper. five years is enough time to prepare………..

  38. November 30, 2014

    Linton you safe. Do Dominican want Skerrit the person who when he here hurricane coming to hit Dominica – he take off and hide in Barbados . Remember that, when night landing 1st flight he stay in the airport to make it look like he was on the flight. He attack the backbone of the country in Monel and the women of Dominica and all now he can’t not apologise. Lennox

    • roro
      December 1, 2014

      rubbish!!!!

    • Ding
      December 1, 2014

      I know what, where and with whom he was in Barbados!!! :(

  39. Methusala
    November 30, 2014

    If Skerrit is so convinced of a landslide victory why is he saying “The Carib people are ungrateful. Look at all what I have done for them and they still making demands on me. What is it going to take to satisfy them?”

    • roro
      December 1, 2014

      On what occasion was this statement made?………it sounds like you are spreading propaganda, of course desperate times require desperate actions.

    • Anonymous
      December 1, 2014

      When did he EVER say that? It is these kinds of lies and propaganda that will have KARMA dealing with you all.

    • Kalinago
      December 1, 2014

      @ Methusala,

      Lass manti la. Skerrit never said that. Stop talking crap. These days all Kalinagos have smart phones like you to follow both rallies in case they are unable to attend. We have access to all media just like you!

  40. The day after
    November 30, 2014

    It is important to get the numbers of diaspora voters who are coming in and to which locations they are voting so that when the results are announced Lennox can determine whether these votes gave the DLP any edge. Otherwise, we will never settle down as a country and get back to some sort of normalcy, meaning that Dominica will always be on continuous dose of elections viagra.

    The majority of people want elections campaigning to come and go and do not want to be in a constant state of campaigning, day in day out for anotherfive years. LET THE DEMOCRATIC BALLOT PROCESS WORK AND LEARN TO RESPECT IT FOR ONCE, MAN!

  41. colombo
    November 30, 2014

    The NOVICE LEADER has lost his mind. He sounds like a defeated person. He seemed not to think before he speaks. He does not possess the necessary skills, education and vision for a good quality leader. The UWPITES should demand he speaks less. He is leading them to a re-sounding defeat at the polls.

    • Anonymous
      December 1, 2014

      Couldn’t have said it better!!! These blues are on a sinking ship grabing on to straws!!!

  42. joan john
    November 30, 2014

    Lennot linton you talking nonesense you cannot stop people from coming to their land of birth you forget is uwp that started that ticket buiness first so jus back off.

  43. Mandelia
    November 30, 2014

    Skerrit stop Provoking Linton we want peace

  44. Truth and Justice
    November 30, 2014

    It is lawful for people to come home to vote. It is lawful to protect them, they should not be needing protection. preventing people from voting is called intimidation, and that is unlawful. However anyone who as not been residing in Dominica for the past 5yrs can be reported to the authority. Do not break the laws, do not intimidate people, If it is for you no man can steal your joy.

    • Methusala
      November 30, 2014

      Intimidation is illegal, so to is bribery, so too is the knowledgeable violations of a sovereign country’s laws.
      If the law states that if a citizen resides outside of the country for more than 5 years their names should be removed from the electors list and for that person to vote in any election after that 5 year period he/she should return to the country and reside in the constituency for a period of 6 months to be duly registered and vote, why violate that law.
      No one is not saying that you all should not vote. If you want to vote, return to the country and stay 6 months and register and vote and all will be well. Experience first hand the environment and how it operates. That is all, That is all, That is all.

  45. gee me gee me al
    November 30, 2014

    Thanks DNO for your explanation and modification. We all know what Lennox said but we also understand the political atmosphere here and therefore we should be very careful not to add any word that our brother did not say as most readers build their blogs by just reading the headline instead of what was said. When I think of what Lennox said “We are being provoked. But we will show restraint…we will through this, we will get through this. We are going to be watching very closely and we will be insisting in large numbers that right is done by Dominica,” I feel in the interest of good reporting a headline such as ‘Linton asks supporters to stay calm in the midst of provocation’ would better represent the truth.

  46. disciple
    November 30, 2014

    And by “the right thing” does he mean tslk to them to try persuade tgem to vote for his party or that they dont vote at all?!…i hear your desperate plea. …but u better just accept defeat already!!!

    • Methusala
      November 30, 2014

      No, its not about voting for his party because he would knowingly be encouraging them to break the law. Instead, they should be spoken to so as to help them understand the illegality of them voting. You all are quite knowledgeable but lacks integrity.

      • law
        December 1, 2014

        @Methusala, because Lennox and the UWP says it is Illegal that does not mean it is, only the courts can decide that. It looks as if that if by some chance you all win it will be the end of the rule of law.

    • charlo
      December 1, 2014

      people of dominica brothers and sisters;they have no right to vote for anyone;it is elegal,to those who recieve bribes to vote skerit and his corrupt band;never forget that money put into investment must bring increase and benifits;skerit is making of us enteprises when he should be building factories to refine our agrictural products,reduce the tax that we can have a hand to mouth job ,this wicked band has never accepted the wrongs they have done and is doing;remember we are the power to buid dominica lets not build just a few we have the resorsies to have a better situations to everyone on island think where u put your xxxx thanks,,?

  47. Not Me Alone
    November 30, 2014

    Mr. Linton, we are very close to the prize and we cannot allow ourselves to get distracted by Skerrit and his apostles. Dominicans are very hungry and eager for change because they know and remember what they experienced the last five years. Also, lets concentrate on the message of deliverance that has been reaching those who live in Dominica as well as those that are coming on the Skerrit / DLP chattered flight. Many of them I know are taking the ride to come vote him out. Yes we need to defend our democracy but let’s be very careful with our utterances as you know the media is very good at adding words you did not say and take things out of context to make the UWP look bad. Let’s go for it! We are almost there! Just one more lap and change will be here! Let’s do it for our Dominica!

  48. DANZIGER
    November 30, 2014

    Brother Lennox preach fr now till Dec 8, remember yr preaching days will soon be done. On the night of Dec 8, you will cry baby cry poor pity and if you don’t have enough tears to shed borrow some.

    • Methusala
      November 30, 2014

      For once can you all try to engage in a discussion where you all show the ability to reason? Are we as Dominican/DLP capable of any semblance of common sense or civility?
      Oh, DAMN I forgot that common sense is not so common anymore.

      • dan
        December 1, 2014

        @Methusala, it would be good to follow your own advice.

    • BRAIN DAMAGE
      November 30, 2014

      DANZIGER, Skerro said he’s going to win by 120 votes in La Plain this time.
      Well this time he will be counting the result more than 120 times in all the constituencies, and at the end, he will start to stoma…. count that again..count that again someting is rung.

      • %
        December 1, 2014

        you to stupid brain damage uwp cannot win grandbay ,Portsmouth,soufriere ,vielle case, paix bouch ,cottage ,colihaut ,petite savanne st joseph and Roseau south that’s 11 so shut your mouth when u don’t know what u talking about.

      • %
        December 1, 2014

        and not forgetting mahaut the rest to numerous to mention.

      • DANZIGER
        December 1, 2014

        Wait will see @ BRAIN DAMAGE. Skerro said but I say PM is right. Please come on board the Labour train I’m right here waiting for you with love.

  49. may
    November 30, 2014

    So when skerrit said that the blood of Dominica will be on the hands of the people of Wesley what was he calling for? Peace?

    • Views Expressed
      December 1, 2014

      GOOD OBSERVATION….SKERRIT HAS GOT AWAY WITH SAYING SO MANY STRANGE THINGS THAT I AM STILL TRYING TO COMPREHEND..

      HE MUST GO….CHANGE IS A MUST……..TEAM DOMINICA

  50. November 30, 2014

    Oh ho lenox Linton .GOD IN CONTROL AND HIS PLAN
    ALONE WILL PREVAIL not yours .we h
    ave given the victory by God
    and all you can put it in all you pipe and smoke it.labor
    pow er five more years. All you can run all you mouth now.

  51. What Next!
    November 30, 2014

    So now it is the police? First you want to remove the anointing from Peter R, then the Bishop of Roseau is a blood sucker, now you attacking the police and asking for your troops to “Stand by”. A Jim Jones you trying to play on people man?

    Well People, look out. Come the night of December 8 after the votes are counted war is going to start with Lennox and company crying foul for another 5 years. He is going to DEMAND that his supporters boycott this and boycott that and demonstrate be here, there and everywhere.

    Lennox, you need to take a chill pill, relax and take the fact like a man that you won’t and will never become prime minister of Dominica.

    • gee me gee me all
      November 30, 2014

      @ What next, let’s address a few things here: 1. As a born again believer myself and one who has sat in many services that Peter R ministered in, I can tell you that Peter R has already lost his anointing and Linton had nothing to do with that. 2. Concerning the bishop, he as well as other spiritual leaders have not represented the office of God in a manner that pleases God. and shame on him for putting himself in a position where people have to refer to him as blood sucker. He has brought shame to his once respected office. 3. I challenge you to give evidence of where and where Lennox Linton ever referred to the bishop as blood sucker. 4. In like manner, I also challenge you to point out where in this statement Lennox attacked the police. FYI, Lennox has the support of over [email protected] of the police so stop your nonsense!

      • Methusala
        November 30, 2014

        You are wasting your time asking Judas to give up his 30 pieces of silver? Remember the statement in which the speaker said that anytime a man focusses on telling the truth in politics he has already lost? Stop insulting the peoples intelligence asking them to prove/support their claims.

      • dan
        December 1, 2014

        @gee me gee me all, that is the problem with the UWP, they lack humility and are full of arrogance. According to you and the UWP there is nothing wrong in calling the Bishop a bloodsucker, disanointing a Pastor, or calling Dominican young people prostitutes, for you and the UWP that is all good as you all have a right that others don’t have. That is why try as hard as you want UWP can never win.

    • world peace
      December 1, 2014

      what next! linton never said that the bishop is a blood sucker. a civilian said that. and u and i know exactly what the person meant that the bishop is greedy and like money. dominicans have a problem of calling a spade a spade that is why we are in apredicament like we are in know. i work for the bishop and believe me he is exactly what the person say he is because they know what they are talking about.

      • Too Hard Too Long
        December 1, 2014

        You should resign.

  52. messenger
    November 30, 2014

    Dominicans open your eyes this man is calling on his supporters to create trouble. This is who you want to lead dominica? Well yes my dream was real they are not good don’t vote them in. All the mischief that is done is really happening. This man is not a peaceful person this is ture color the truth is revealing.

  53. hector
    November 30, 2014

    a joke that nuh? We r Dominicans, we have our house in Dominica but work abroad. When we invest in our homeland and build and maintain our family , NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO man on this earth can prevent me from voting for who I want. I pay house bill every month like every other person in Dominica. let no one stop allu will c. Allu own people will turn against allu. BAMM BRAMM BRAMM I am Dominica.

    • Methusala
      November 30, 2014

      Then live and work in Dominica

    • Tragic
      December 1, 2014

      Read the Constitution of Dominica.

    • Anonymous
      December 1, 2014

      You do not live here. Why is it you people
      Feel because you have land and house and
      Send barrel every Christmas that gives you the right
      To put your choice of government on my back
      And leave. Smdh.

  54. lydia
    November 30, 2014

    yes lennox i know u afraid.since when it is not right for people to come and vote.because u cannot afford to send for them u vex

    • world peace
      December 1, 2014

      read the elections act slowly and very carefully, you can get it online. is not lennox that make or making the law. start doing your own research so u can think 4 urself and not jurgitate what u hear other people say.

    • insensitive
      December 1, 2014

      sending for people to vote thats bribery you idiot

  55. November 30, 2014

    to the police : you are part of the people be on the side of democracy, do your duty without fear or favour , do not aid and abet illegal voting in this country, you owe it to yourselves and your families not to allow the stealing of an election!!!

    • Barbara Saunders
      December 1, 2014

      Silver bird

      You people seem to think that democracy is for one group of Dominicans? You all think democracy is under threat now, just watch and wait! All the frightening signs are there!

      The police cannot interfere with anybody who has come home to vote. The same way that Arthie had a list of people he claims were coming down to vote why didn’t he follow what the law requires and inform the electoral office of the people who had not been to Dominica within the last five years and give them the proof along with his legal objection so that their names could be removed from the list. That is our law, silver bird and that is how people’s names can be removed. He should also make all the UWP team investigate dead people, get the proof and bring to the electoral office to have their names removed.

      Silver Bird, tell me how they are going to vote illegally when the list has to be checked at the polling station where agents of both parties will be present with their own lists to verify each voter and indelible ink is going to be placed on their fingers after they vote. How are they going to vote illegally. Stop belching out the propaganda which is fed to you people daily for the benefit of those who feed it to you.

      Make sure you go out yourself and vote for the party of your choice! That’s your democratic right

      For Pete’s sake stop spreading wrong information.

  56. Reminisce
    November 30, 2014

    That will be the down fall of the UWP. Stop focusing so much on these alleged foreigners coming down to vote. Instead, focus on convincing people that you are the right party to replace the current administration. If you spend more time focusing on the facts and the things you have planned for the people of Dominica and the reasons why your party is the best party then the handful of people that are coming down to vote should not be such a huge impact that leads to your ultimate demise.

    In comparison to other years, I believe the UWP is ready more than ever before but Lennox I don’t want to read over and over again about bribery, that,s an old story. Every political party does it and if you are successful at the polls, you will do it at the next election.

    If you have (in the years that you had to prepare) and are still campaigning to convince the people about voting for your party and you feel satisfied that you have and are doing a good job, then FEAR NOT!!!! STOP THE BRIBERY TALK . STOP quoting Acts ad Legislation, talking about what is criminal and police protection. People are fed up of hearing that.

    DO THE MATH! – Skerrit cannot bring down every Dominican abroad, the majority of the people are still in Dominica, these are the people that you needed to spend time convincing. If you have done that, then the handful of people coming down should not matter.

    • Technology
      November 30, 2014

      We’ll said!!!

    • Methusala
      November 30, 2014

      I am elated at this first sensible response however, I must counter by bringing to your attention how close the margin of victory was in the Laplain constituency. So, I am saying that to say that the voters who are coming from overseas do matter in the marginalized constituency. In their absence the message would still be on point like it has consistently been.

    • BRAIN DAMAGE
      November 30, 2014

      Agreed with you 100%

    • world peace
      December 1, 2014

      bribery cannot be and is not an old story. read the elections act it is there and the penalties and fines are there to.

    • Barbara Saunders
      December 1, 2014

      Reminisce

      It is reasoned comments like yours which can help sensible people to think objectively and make right decisions. I fail to understand such a reckless approach one week before the elections. The manner and purpose of the application of a leader’s influence/power over followers before entry into government is a good indicator of the nature of governance that we can expect. Are the indicators for those currently aspiring good or bad? That is the question!

    • Disgusting
      December 1, 2014

      So in other words…Lennox should keep talking..Dominicans should watch bribery taking place, see laws being broken, stay silent at an Electoral Commission that isn’t doing their job and just chill.

      Nation of fools! You refuse to stand up for your most basic right and then wonder why things so hard in this country. Go steal a mango and see how swiftly the laws of the land are used against you. But our electoral laws shouldn’t matter. It saddens me to say this, but this sort of “weak/accept anything” attitude is why our people have and continue to endure so much oppression from any and every one.

      Lennox has called for a peaceful protest. He has educated enough. It is time Dominicans of all sorts begin to start holding their institutions and elected officials accountable. We cannot progress by turning a blind eye to all abuse of law, all for what? Because of allegiance to a political party?

  57. Mahaut talk roro
    November 30, 2014

    Wow the man calling for all out war …dominica please don’t get like Jamaica..noo war

  58. Anonymous
    November 30, 2014

    Have no fear Mr Linton because there are a lot of them out there who are coming in on skerrit money but not wanting to vote for him. He think that he got this in the bag but what he does not know Is that all of the money in the world can’t always get him what he wants. Many people are taking his money and coming home but have no intention of voting for him. They are coming to vote him out . We will take that money and show him. So call the people to action let them hear that change is coming. And the change will not be skerit a pocket change

  59. hmmm
    November 30, 2014

    DNO did Linton use the word troops? If he didnt then u might want to consider revising.

  60. Doc. Love
    November 30, 2014

    Be careful, my brother. Desperate and obsessed men can do silly things. I hope just before the general election, we don’t have a case like the Danny Lugay situation because of your statement, concerning actions. They visited your home one time, we will be ready for them the next time.

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