Linton goes to office in Parliament building; says he has Constitutional right

Linton returned to the Parliament building on Thursday

Two days after he was barred by the police from accessing his office at the Parliament building in Roseau, Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, returned to the facility on Thursday saying he has a Constitutional right to be there.

In a Facebook live statement made inside the office that was assigned to him, Linton quoted Section 66-1 and 66-22 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth Dominica (see below) and his instrument of office given to him by the President as the basis for him being there.

“As Leader of the Opposition I have the right to be in this Parliament building in the office assigned to the Leader of the Opposition,” he said.

On Tuesday Linton was prevented from entering the building by police officers dressed in military wear. He was already on the compound and after an exchange, he left with the police closing the gate after him. No reasons were given by the police for their action.

On Thursday, no police officers were in sight when he went back to the Parliament building and Linton said he had a right to be there even when Parliament is not in session.

“So when people ask, for example, what was he doing in Parliament when Parliament was not in session, people who have offices in the Parliament building are here every day, doing the work of the Parliament,” he stated.

He pointed out that he has used the office on many occasions, including the reception of foreign dignitaries.

“This office is used by me occasionally for a number of things,” Linton said. “I sit here and do some research, I read the relevant laws of Dominica, I may read for preparation for Parliament or just for understanding better what is going on with our governance. I have received a number of foreign dignitaries in this office, most recently a team from the International Monetary Fund and a couple of high commissioners representing their countries and I do this on a regular basis.”

Since the incident on Tuesday, Linton stated that he has heard many comments on the purpose of his visit to the office.

“Since that incident, I have seen a number of comments and there are people who flat out just refuse to accept that as the Leader of the Opposition, I have a right to be in this building, in the office assigned to me,” he noted. “Not that I owe anybody any explanation as to what I came here for or what I came to do, I don’t need to report to anybody. The Constitution does not require me to report to anybody if and when I wish to visit my office and when and for what purpose.”

Following the incident on Tuesday, Linton was condemned by some for his reaction when the police told him that he should leave the compound. Senior Counsel Tony Astaphan, for example, described the reaction as ” angry, vile, emotional, near schizo.”

But Linton said he was confronted by the ‘brutality’ of the police who were under instructions from political opponents and had the right to be upset. He stated that nowhere in the civilized world would such a thing happen.

“And people don’t expect you to get upset with that, they expect you to smile in the face of that brutality,” he noted. “You are confronted by the brutality of the police organization under instructions from your political opponents. They are threatening physical harm, they want to hurt you, they want to injure you, they want to drag you out of a compound where you have every right to be, every Constitutional right to be.”

DNO has attempted to get a statement from the authorities at Parliament but has been unsuccessful. 

See full statement below. 

 

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134 Comments

  1. Jonas Braithwaite, BSc. (engineering)
    April 17, 2017

    A man went into Skerrit’s constituency office and said: “I don’t like you. Don’t like how you are doing the CBI thing and all that scandal. Don’t think I will be voting for you and your party ever again”.

    Skerrit responded: “Whoaa there! What’s all this? First of all I don’t think you ever voted for me, or my party. Secondly, it was Linton who told the world the the CBI was full of holes – everything was fine until then!!!.

    The man said: “Not buying that. You must go and Linton must take over.”

    Skeritt said: “Sure about that?”. The man responded: ”Oh yes! Positive!”.

    Skerrit said: “By the way, do you need any money for bits and pieces? Perhaps a holiday in St. Lucia, your home repairs, something for your wife? The man said: ”Yes, I do!”.

    Skerrit then reached into his pocket and gave the man $1000 and said to him: ”You were saying???”. The man said: “Nothing really, all is good. Thanks Masah Skeritt!!”.

    A Dominica story!

  2. ....
    April 17, 2017

    Is the video x rated?

  3. Dominca Massive
    April 16, 2017

    What am saying Mr.Linton as leader of the opposition didnt who notice what was happening around the area? You said you had all right to be allowed entry,are there any exceptions when security is at stake?You entered freely on Thursday talking about holy Thursday which is a misconception of truth..Holy Thursday is just a mirth an idea no substance whatsoever… You are calling d Prime Minister all kind of unsuitable name…You`re expecting to be treated freely which is your right,but when you as the leader of the opposition address the PM in the right manner…Those you who aligning him with are not the Pm…In business transaction who come across the good,bad and ugly….Stop that attitude and address why who want to make Dominica a better place to live and work,…..

    • follow the crumbs
      April 18, 2017

      Are you a fool? First of all, the police CANNOT victimize someone because he does not support the government. This is a democracy. If the leader of the opposition has to be physically deterred from entering his office, a place where he has a right to be, the police must inform him of what the situation is. You cannot just tell me as opposition leader to leave the compound without any explanation? is he a vagrant or a nuisance to the general public? The police themselves must be taught manners and courtesy. How to deal with human beings. Dominica massive your view point doesn’t represent any intelligence.

  4. KID ON THE BLOCK
    April 15, 2017

    Skerrit must go
    but
    D Novice cannot come.
    Skerrit must go for 10 more years.

  5. Same Old
    April 15, 2017

    Man you are addictive of your own ego and vindictiveness. U gonna fall apart, you have not made any effort for creativeness, same old. Can you give us a different rhythm than, Skeritte most go, give us something sharp contrast and unsalted. That song is stale and you a the only one braying that tune.

    • Jon Jones
      April 16, 2017

      You sound like you dont want to miss your place in the red clinic handout line

    • UDOHREADYET
      April 16, 2017

      WELL ARTICULATED, HARSH BUT SOBERINGLY TRUE!

  6. Righteous
    April 15, 2017

    “On Tuesday Linton was prevented from entering the building by police officers dressed in military wear.” @DNO, great effort in making such news appeal to people sensations and emotions. “Police dressed in Military wear.” Then again that is the new media trend, sensational news reporting.

    • Jon Jones
      April 16, 2017

      It is factual news, maybe not to your liking but factual nonetheless. The police officers dressed military clothing might create such sensations and emotions as you describe.

  7. CONSCIOUS
    April 14, 2017

    I would like someone to explain to me what position Anthony Astaphan holds in reference to the governance of the Commonwealth of Dominica. Is he Skeritt personal lawyer or is He the lawyer for the commonwealth of Dominica. if so, How was he appointed.
    I WANT TO BE MORE INTELLIGENT SO THAT MY COMMENTS WILL REFLECT SUCH.

    • April 15, 2017

      Anthony Astaphan is a Dominican lawyer who supports the ruling DLP administration lead by Roosevelt Skeritt. From what I have observed he is very passionate of his support for DLP administration. The Man is just expressing his constitutional rights​ of freedom of expression and association, so get use it sir as this is a free country.

      • Me
        April 17, 2017

        In that case why shouldn’t that equally apply to Mr. Linton, who is an elected parliamentarian unlike mr. Astaphan?

    • April 18, 2017

      consicous tony astaphans is a lawyer who has a licence to practice law in dominica. he is also a supporter of the DLP and they hire him from time to time to represent them for cases. as a lawyer there is no legal procedure required by law for a lawyer to be hired by the government. Lawyers are there to represent who ever needs his services. the government pays him for his services. just like ordinary man who hire a lawyer to defend them in court. so tony astaphans is there to represent anybody who hires him.

  8. Man bite dogs
    April 14, 2017

    @ Linton, you are just a stupid weak old man talking about in a civilise world this could never have happened well Linton i can tell you in a civilise world you would have been in jail by now for example if this was the UK you Linton would be in a mad house a long time ago.

    • Jon Jones
      April 16, 2017

      I think you have caught rabies as you are spewing utter nonsense (@man bite dog)

      Your reasoning is pure foolishness, when Skerritt as a head of state is surrounded by such criminal controversy that you are prepared to ignore and think Linton would go to jail before Skerritt? People like you make the DLP supporters seem to be the simplest, most gullible, backward and dishonest fools in the Caribbean. If most of your compatriots share a mindset like yours then Dominica is doomed until you realise that Skerritt has sold your future to some new foreign masters. You must like an imperialist boot on your neck to be kissed every morning before breakfast.

  9. Tjebe fort
    April 14, 2017

    Ha, ha, all you blind Skerrit worshippers caught with your pants down. Outfooted and outsmarted by a novice. I can tell from all your reaction. He really played you a dummy, a blinder as they say and you all fall for it. I don’t love Linton like you all do Skerrit but I can see he is much smarter. than that boy from Itassi. Is so it is.

  10. Titiwi
    April 14, 2017

    The way I see it those who denied access to the leader of the opposition did so with full exposure to the international media. They scored an own goal because it allowed Mr. Linton to portray us as an undemocratic country, with no respect for its own constitution. This was a bad P.R. move by the government and will have done a lot to negate the expensive efforts of the the New York company contracted by the government. They played straight into the hands of a savvy opposition leader, who knows how to play the media. better than most.They should have know better.

  11. April 14, 2017

    The UWP is once again displaying it’s arrogance and disdain for people who don’t support them. Hundreds of thousands of dollars was spent by the UWP challenging the election of Skeritt and St. Jean in 2009, because it was alleged that they were French Citizens. At the same time this was happening Ron Green leader of the UWP was an American Citizen who had contested an won elections in Dominica, held ministerial office and might have acted as PM at sometime. What the UWP was saying loud and clear is this, WE CAN DO WHAT WE WANT BUT DON’T THINK YOU CAN DO IT TO. If you try it we will take you to court. The opposition leader wants the President to remove the Government from office in a manner that is not provided for by the Constitution at the same time proclaiming his right to be Leader of the opposition under the provisions of the same Constitution that he is demanding that the President violate. So are we to assume that the UWP is above the Constitution and Laws of Dominica?

  12. God is Seeing All Things
    April 14, 2017

    we and our children will continue to bruise our knees in pray untill the GOD that we serve DELIVER our country from this ONE MAN GOVERNMENT AND HIS FRIENDS because while their BELLIES are FULL our children are CRYING OUT LOUDLY because their BELLIES ARE EMPTY. Everything in life is JUST FOR A TIME. SKERRIT day WILL and MUST COME. All who are upholding him to do WRONG……I hope all u will be there with him when GOD STARTS TO DEAL with Skerrit

  13. Mrs. Me
    April 14, 2017

    Lennox Linton, aka LL, Lion of Lucifer, you used one of our most sacrade time of the year to show is you cannot be bent. Trees do bend though straight and tall.

  14. Me
    April 14, 2017

    Alas…..Since I know myself…that man is just TOO MISERABLE. That all you want for your leader? Stirring up trouble everywhere he goes

  15. Lang Su soon
    April 14, 2017

    You dont have to answer to anybody Mr Linton? So why do you want Honorable Skerrit to answer to you? He did right by answering the way he did. I won’t quote it because you did I the same thing in different words.

  16. April 14, 2017

    What did they use to record this PINK building? A potato?? 8-O

  17. Tj
    April 14, 2017

    The leader of the opposition should not be subjected to the constant harassment mention of the P.M. and his followers and he shove given the due respect. It is obvious that Mr. Linton must be Nelson Mandela when he became P.M. Truth and reconciliation fr the poto Laborites.

  18. St joe massive
    April 13, 2017

    IN Linton WE RUST
    Linton out

  19. Let The Truth Be Told - Original
    April 13, 2017

    The police had a reason to prohibit him from entering the building. Consider, who knows what lurks in the heart of man?
    What they know and remembered is what occurred on the night of February 7h. It will be recalled that after Lennox was told to end the meeting, they tried to go to the financial center. They turned the front of the truck to that area and were prevented from heading that way. It appeared this was where they wanted to go.
    Lennox did not want to stop the meeting at the arranged time. He said he had the people’s business to perform. Who people’s business and what business?
    If there was a demonstration and Lennox showed up at the Parliament building, it was deemed as suspicious. Why did he choose to enter there at that time? Based under the circumstances, if I were there, as the police, I would be suspicious of his presence and he trying to gain entrance to the building.
    Bad timing Lennox. The police warped your plans. Thank God!

    • Toto
      April 18, 2017

      Listen lady, Hitler had a reason for killing Jews and not liking black people but that does not make it right, does it?

  20. April 13, 2017

    This man likes too much confusion as a leader of the opposition for UWP he is setting no examples to the younger generation none at all. Everything for this Lennox Linton is drammer may the lord has mercy on his soul this is over bearing.

  21. Sugar
    April 13, 2017

    Something about this video makes my skin crawl. I support the cause but the spirit does not feel right.

  22. THE NANNY
    April 13, 2017

    What an obnoxious a$$! Who dare vote this man? Day after day just concocting garbage. Self indulgent, jack. Manipulating poor minds of workers. Cult. Me me me me me….get a job man,

  23. Flipside
    April 13, 2017

    It’s like watching children’s television. The Clangers springs to mind.

  24. Michael Norris
    April 13, 2017

    Be of great courage, Lennox. Right will triumph in the end.

  25. The Truth
    April 13, 2017

    So MONFARED, an international fugitive involved in billions of dollars embezzlement, corruption, was hiding in Dominica from INTERPOL, Iran, US, anti-Corruption agencies. That man was given our DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT in exchange for ………………………. international Crooks and criminals are BUYING our citizenship and DIPLOMATIC immunity.

    We know who are those rubbing shoulders with crooks and criminals in trouble all over the world for FRAUD, illegal acts of all sorts. Evidence and facts are plenty to prove. The Skerritt Cabal cannot refute those facts. They will turn and twist, but the TRUTH always remains a thorn in the sides of those who like to be engaged in EVIL , secret deeds.

    Law-abiding citizens, who dare express their concerns about what affects their lives, are harassed, victimized all the time, anytime. Citizens, with no respect and love for DA, defend, support CORRUPTION, Selling of Diplomatic passports to crooks and criminals.

    TANTO. TANTO

  26. you serious man
    April 13, 2017

    This country has some of the most ignorant people that I’ve ever seen in my life. Boy look so many fools in one place. That’s why DA is going backwards in stead of forward. I wonder if it were these fools or their families being abused, how they would feel. I know, they would every body today be with them, feel their pain. DA people don’t care about your issues only when it directly affects them. WOW. Look stupid people. Lennox Linton has every right to go to his office, PEOPLE, stop being lead down this ignorant path. READ, READ READ educate yourselves. DON’T let idiots like TONY and the rest mislead you. STOP with the POLITICS. It’s about bettering DOMINICA. GET REAL. SMH a million times.

  27. The Thinker
    April 13, 2017

    Point made.He was obstructed from his legal entitlement to enter the building.On whose instructions we will never know.

  28. Tony
    April 13, 2017

    Lennox this is a shining hour for you ans our people—brilliant, absolutely brilliant.

  29. jaded
    April 13, 2017

    We should all be relieved that Linton actually remembered where his office is. :mrgreen: :lol:

  30. Quaqua
    April 13, 2017

    :-D that feeling when you have an office in the Parliament building

  31. Quaqua
    April 13, 2017

    He just want to be a ruling class. Just now he wants to be closer :lol: Well, that´s politics, playing with nation their populistic games.

  32. Be Good
    April 13, 2017

    you have International Monetary Fund and a couple of high commissioners representing their countries and I do this on a regular basis lol man you so hungry for power

  33. Chandra
    April 13, 2017

    So what if there was a demonstration outside. Who was trying to get into the parliament office? The leader of the opposition or the protestors? So are we saying that the police is so inept that if they had allowed lennix to get into the building then the protests would have spilled into the building.
    So what was the purpose of the police securing the building in the first place?

  34. LaPlaine Observer
    April 13, 2017

    We have been experiencing a pattern of abuse of authority by Skeritt and his cabal. Political persecution is an act, perpetrated by a dictatorship regime. You cannot restrict the movements of the opposition leader just because of some preconceived notions.

  35. josh
    April 13, 2017

    ok you are just talking ? You can go / leave there at a reasonable acceptable time BUT not WHEN you want. OK Linton go there on ANY Midnight and try to leave there at ANY 5 A.M when your research done. Ok we can find laws of Dominica online and which dignitaries you meeting……..strupes………..key sar ! and what time after hours nuh…….u paying security overtime…………man 8 – 5 Mon and Tue to Fri 8-4 ( P M ). Man when there is an opposition protest nearby its NO ENTRY for you,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,A A with allu MALICE allu making noise to enter our PALACE.

    YOU boycott d 9 people protest by making shortcut into our Statehouse….who u fooling? Now u coming playing researcher……….zeh zehness d PM have u doing……….wosh………LINTON MUST GO PARLIAMENT ……………………………5 MORE YEARS ON MAY 7TH.

  36. ISIS
    April 13, 2017

    On a serious note, this man has nothing productive to do with his time? This is so juvenile of a man who wants to one day be the Prime Minister. Big man, get serious. And for all those in the UWP who makes decisions of the Party, you all need a wake up call…

  37. IFF I WUZ PARRY
    April 13, 2017

    I would immediately call Commissioner Carbon and ask him to apologize to Mr. Linton. Mr. Carbon should also tell Tony Astaphan that he has no authority to speak on behalf of the Dominica Police Force.

  38. Seriously Though
    April 13, 2017

    Mr Linton’s arrogance is what annoys me. His mannerism is so irritating yet he thinks it’s endearing. You owe no one an apology but everyone must bow to your request. UWP needs to do some serious thinking.

  39. Phoenix
    April 13, 2017

    I asked before and I will ask again…Mr. Linton, where exactly in the constitution does it say that the space / room that is provided as an office for the Leader of the Opposition is available for use / is accessible to him anytime 24/7/365. Let me answer for you and for the persons who will respond negatively to my post…IT DOESN’T SAY THAT ANYWHERE!!!

    The part of the constitution that you so ineptly quoted and posted, speaks of the appointment of and circumstances governing the appointment of a Leader of the Opposition.

    You Sir are making a mockery of the Constitution of the commonwealth of Dominica and you’re doing it in the most obstructive and brash manner. You have a group of supporters who will not seek the truth(ignorance is bliss), but will prefer to bask in the trouble that you create because it suits your collective agenda of: If we can’t have it no one else should!

    Bloody shameful bunch you are…Christ must be sorry he died for you!

  40. KID ON THE BLOCK
    April 13, 2017

    Now playing on DNO.. The Parliament Fiasco – DOH TOUCH ME! – Staring: Lennox Linton
    Director: Lennox Linton
    Producer: DNO
    Check it out! Soon to be on Q, Aided by Matt! Blasting and Copel!

  41. UDOHREADYET
    April 13, 2017

    there is obviously a lack of understanding on his part, its either intentional or due to ignorance.
    seems he’s not using his time and position to do positive things.

  42. Just Passing Through
    April 13, 2017

    I have a questions or two. How did the protestors know to come with placards at the same time as you were going to your office in the parliament building? How do we know what their intentions were? Precautions is better than cure.

    DNO did you post both videos? Just wondering if both videos are there because some may not have seen the one of Tuesday. A very important one, to understand the new one.

    We can see the Government provides for the Leader of the Opposition as the law requires. The Opposition should also show the government they can work together in the best interest of the country and the people. The Opposition has given the Government and people enough reasons to be distrustful of them and that is not good for us as a country.

    There must have been a good reason. Intelligence maybe? We cannot blame the Government if there is distrust, the security of the country and its citizens is their responsibility.

  43. The Snipper
    April 13, 2017

    L-for late
    E-for elephant
    N-for nutcase
    N-for naughty
    O-for Oscar
    x- for x-ray
    I don’t think Mr. Lin wish to be P.m. every time Blackmore introduced some sort of security it gets under his nose. Like the Airport for instance.

  44. April 13, 2017

    Mr Linton u are gaining momentum we the
    People of Dominica just LOVE YOU thanks for
    Your courage

  45. April 13, 2017

    Oh my God. Mr Linton you need to behave yourself. This attitude is going to take you nowhere it is just giving validity to the labour party’s characterisation of you as one who is mentally unsound and egoistic. And all you fanatic and unhinged supporters I know you will pounce on me but I am a true and conscientious supporter. I know mr Linton’s behaviour makes our party’s electability increasingly unattainable. Just this week two very strong supporters confided in me that they are fedup of this. These are 2 that I know so go figure.

  46. MI
    April 13, 2017

    i was waiting to see the papers u was going for. Did i miss it?

  47. %
    April 13, 2017

    WONDERFUL!!! Thats why i highly admire you,as a leader.When the occasion demands it,you “”Stand Up to the Villains””..Some of the evil apologist even spewed garbage like,you do not have any office in this building??These idiotic police officers(goons),its time to challenge them at the court.They are fools being dictated to,by DLP acolytes,who are milking the country dry…WONDER if these police officers,could not have arrested MONFARED a criminal and friend of SKERRIT,and extradite him to where he was wanted (Iran)..The police is a failed institution

    • Unimportant %
      April 13, 2017

      Eogoistic rambling high school dropout, you have lost it. YOU need to be put away %, DO you know who talk to themselve and answer themselve, only Phycopath. Do you sleep no, you are wearing the bra at home. I am lost to the world when my other half is around. Where is YOUR constituent? YOUR VINDICTIVE ways and obsession for Skerro has earned you a special seat in the devils court yard.

    • Enough
      April 13, 2017

      Well papa look IT, Mr. Madding Man! After the man make a video of himself, he turning around and complementing himself as %. Father send help

    • CariGone
      April 13, 2017

      I endorse this. I am so very proud of Mr. Linton. Skerrit think Dominica is his father’s estate, well we have news for he and his people. Dominica is not Skerrit own. Very rude and out of place. Dominica is for all of us. ANd no one can run us. Skerrit and his people will tired hide behind guns and stupid followers, but one day. Their good times MUST come to an end.

    • indira Ghandi
      April 13, 2017

      Any way,anyway,this country is zt its lowest ebb.
      i do not know if it can go any lower than thet.
      Too many people,because they are benefitting financially and all the other lies see no wrong in what is going on.
      when will there be fairness in this country?
      Shame Dominicans.
      In the words of my friend Arundell:
      IF DOMINICA COULD TALK.
      One day it will.

    • Jon Jones
      April 16, 2017

      I just wonder how many people the DLP must pay to come on this forum to like/dislike comments? The seem to mount an assault every now and then but the rarely have the literacy levels required to put over a constructive argument or defence of their position. All they know is that they have to sing for Skerro if they want to eat supper. There is a reason why these people are deliberately being kept poor and ignorant – and those reasons directly help to maintain the wealth and power of Skerritt and his criminal associates.

      Have Dominicans become this low and shameless? Has dignity and self pride been negated by a twenty dollar bill?

      Dominicans talk a lot but in reality they have become cowards and weaklings.

  48. April 13, 2017

    From the moment you were named as James’ successor, I knew UWP’s would further plummet. Continue along that path, it working well! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • %
      April 13, 2017

      Give the statistics…Stop the DLP gibberish..His first outing as leader HE GAINED 3 additional seats as leader…UWP got 17479 votes…A mssive increase over the 2009 figure..Without imported voters DLP would be DOOMED…So stop your idiocy.
      SKERRIT MUST GO
      SKERRIT MUST GO
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!

      • %
        April 13, 2017

        Oops….UWP got 17587 votes!!!
        SKERRIT MUST GO!

    • I Hear You
      April 14, 2017

      Willy you hit the nail on the head. The longer he stays the better it is for DLP. I have never seen a politician that is so childish. We have Donald Trump in america and Dominica have linton.

    • Jonathan St jean
      April 14, 2017

      How can you say UWP plummet when they won more seats than they had before.You are delusional and a moron.Go back to school

    • Anonymous
      April 18, 2017

      Willy Wonker, the man doubled his party number of seats at the expense of Skerrit. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

  49. April 13, 2017

    This level of arrogance and desperation is frightening. His aggressive temperament and lack of wisdom are signs that he is an incompetent, inept failure who is incapable of leading a group of individuals, much less for a whole country! He has never been a leader, always been a talker. This is all he knows, how to babble and spread malicious propaganda.

  50. Rass
    April 13, 2017

    Yesterday, after having a small demonstration outside the Parliament you expected them to give you right to enter the Parliament building. You may not have any bad intentions but you never know what the protestors could have done. Think man! Think! 8-O 8-O

    • Cowboy
      April 13, 2017

      Why does that matter? The man has a legal right to be in his official office without any harassment Think man, think.

    • Don't worry
      April 13, 2017

      Sorry that was a thumbs up…i put a thumps down by error sorry again but your comment deserved a thumps up

    • ye yep
      April 14, 2017

      What a stupid logic

    • April 14, 2017

      Rass do you know what fake news is all about just look at the numbers of people the UWP’s have when they conduct meetings around the Island so do you truly believe Linton was part of that 10 men demonstration 10 men come on and stop the nonsense.
      Hatefulness of Linton is blinding the people so much that they fail to see the down fall of Dominica, Linton is not the problem at lease he’s trying to help, but it’s all about a PM without a vision and have to pay a consultant firm to advise him what to do and that company is located in the USA.

      • Jon Jones
        April 16, 2017

        In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king

      • Me
        April 17, 2017

        And if the one-eyed man’s eye is mad of glass he has a vision of delusion.

  51. blessings
    April 13, 2017

    If Mr. Linton, if I doubted it before, now I believe, you have truly lost it,…….. man your desperation for power and your jealousy of Mr. Skerrit, has made you crazy…..you are a mad man

    • April 13, 2017

      amen my bro amen

    • NUWPl
      April 14, 2017

      But let’s take dis 1 @ a time. NO WHERE IN WAT U READ SAYS U HAVE A RIGHT TO BE IN PALIAMENT ON “that day when it was clearly restricted ON DAT SPECIFIC DAY”. That is bcus u and ur carnal already mention about the burning of the pailiament building before and it can b done again. Dr. Sam is now in court for that. That’s the point. Now u talking about the bible? Isn’t THERE COMMANMENT THAT SAYS THOU SHALL NOT LIE? Y u lying about the police brutalised u? And don’t matter how u read the laws u dose not possess the intellectual capacity to interpret it in the proper way like you just did. The Director of audit explained to u clearly of how the Govt system works an u yet to comprehend. The work of the leader of the opposition is to report facts like the public account committee u have dormant for years. Now U so lazy u did live recording and u go. Y u didn’t stay an do some work? Report one thing u did apart from talking from that office. U think we can’t read an understand? FOOL…

    • April 15, 2017

      He is fighting for power . It is high time he should realize that he will not have that power. We love our Priminister. Lennox to Jealous.

  52. April 13, 2017

    L. Loving
    E. elegant
    N. neat
    N. no nonsense
    O. Outstanding
    X. Xl you are great

    • UDOHREADYET
      April 13, 2017

      L- Loud and Lying
      E -empty and embarassing
      N- noisy and nieve
      N- negligent and negative
      O – Opinionated and obvious
      X- X marks the spot of a Xerox copying everything

    • TEETIWEE
      April 13, 2017

      L ost
      E mbarassed
      Nuisance
      Nonsensical
      Outrageous
      Xfoolious

    • April 14, 2017

      E in the name LENOX stands for elegant? Is he a woman? Since you know him so well, you should have said E for EXTRA LONG. :mrgreen:

    • Peace
      April 14, 2017

      What is this; Grade 5??? What’s next: rain falling sun shining jumbie marrying?? Grow up!!

    • BEB
      April 16, 2017

      I think in this modern day one fighting to be the leader of a country should get himself more rounded,get himself well educated , then he could lead. I see no way can this man will be elected as PM. This Team Dominica will not go further than where they at right now, not under that present leadership. Mr. James ! I’m begging u to please take back the leadership of the Party, as Lennox is doing unjustic to the Party

  53. April 13, 2017

    Awa awa, get off your high horse man, Dominica too small for you wi.

  54. April 13, 2017

    Mr Linton Dominicans love you love you love you
    To the MAX we are strong with you you are the BEST

    • St joe massive
      April 14, 2017

      Who Dominican that love linton Uwp supporters not the dlp supporters and get that in allu head 15-6 plz remember that

      LINTON OUT

    • April 14, 2017

      Now we can see why he was thrown out of Antuiga

    • April 14, 2017

      He is a villain too. He pressing. about he was elected. So was the PM. And the PM knows how to carry himself in and out of parliament. You Mr Linton take a hike. Sum cat

    • April 15, 2017

      No way we pretend to love him

  55. DC
    April 13, 2017

    Linton, you are so annoying. You are turning your few supporters away. No wonder the Senator from St. Joe said on a platform recently “everybody saying we should change our leader, leave us with our leader because all you still wouldn’t vote for us.” You see, your team do not have a clue, it is always us vs them. Why not we Dominicans for a change. Linton you have lost focus and is making a fool of yourself by constantly seeking attention, rather than attempting to convince the non supporters why they should vote the UWP in. Sadly, your team is caught up in meypuis on DPG, and that sir is contributing to your demise. Let us stop that division, you need more supporters to form the Government, insulting non supporters won’t do it.

    • %
      April 13, 2017

      DC irrespective of what Linton does,or what is wrongfully done to him,to you he is always wrong… People like you have to be forgotten..You are a useless big mout braggart in the entire scheme of things…BY the way in a fair GENERAL ELECTION,there is NO WAY DLP can win UWP…..2014 prove that clearly…The countless chartered flights did it for DLP,,at home is a different story.

    • CariGone
      April 13, 2017

      Annoyance is what needed. Dominica is not for one set. Dominica is not FOR DLP. so go sit down somewhere

    • Jon Jones
      April 16, 2017

      With comments like this I see stupidity as a prime export commodity in Dominica. Or is it already in the Skerritt Kool Aid?

  56. April 13, 2017

    Did Linton really say they want to drag and injure him? In what parallel universe does he live?

    • Jonathan St jean
      April 14, 2017

      Were you privy to the communication between the police and Mr Linton?I guess you are living in a parallel universe if you do not understand the behavior of police which is to act like they are above the law and everyone else is beneath them and they can threaten you and bully you as modus operandi,standard operating procedure

  57. So Help Us God
    April 13, 2017

    I appreciate and respect Mr Linton very much and with no doubt in my heart, I can say clearly that he is the most honorable man that has entered into our local political arena, and no doubt if given a chance he will do more for Dominica than any other political leader because he is after making Dominica better for all. As a result I want to caution Mr. Linton to becareful with what he does because he will serve us better being alive than to be killed. So please be wise Mr. Linton. It is better to walk away and sometimes run away from some traps set by Skerrit and his operatives to either make you get angry so you could be seen as being arrogant, or to find a legal way to put him behind bars. As we celebrate the Lenten season, please remember in John 8:59 “Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple…” Also, Please remember the words of Christ in Matt. 10:16 to “be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”

    • A TURN BLUBLU RED
      April 13, 2017

      U BE AN ALIEN

      U 4GET D WORD

      PROSTITUTE

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      April 13, 2017

      Cease using the Most Holy Name of God in vain. You should know it is blasphemy, a mortal sin.
      When will you leave God out of Linton’s mess and the mess he created for himself and his Party?
      Linton needs to fervently pray with a humble and contrite heart. If he does that, God may change his ways.

    • Jon Jones
      April 16, 2017

      Skerritt should write a book called ‘How to keep the electorate dumb, poor and lovin it’. Maybe he just read the Willie Lynch book instead.

  58. Pres_Donald_Trump
    April 13, 2017

    Linton please forgive dem when u become pm. Do not vicimize or jail anyone for the country to heal faster?

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      April 13, 2017

      You should know that Linton has his vicious plans, if ever he became PM. May this never occur. He has already projected what he is capable of doing. His heart is full of hatred. His aim is not to help Dominica and nationals. If Dominicans ever make the mistake of electing him, woe to them. They will really suck salt. It is too bad you cannot see through Linton and what he is capable of doing, probably worst in the future. He is not a suitable candidate for PM. He has spoiled it for him.

  59. I am Dominica....Are You???
    April 13, 2017

    Challenge something….correction

  60. Same old story
    April 13, 2017

    Linton has too much free time, maybe if he had a job he wouldn’t be constantly up to mischief.

  61. Ibo France
    April 13, 2017

    The government has the full resources of the State to use whenever it feels like doing so, and that’s why it is important for the citizens to raise their collective voices when the rights of any person is infringed by the State. Mr. Linton’s video, with explanation, was quite convincing that he did nothing wrong. This is irrefutable. Why use the resources of the State to subjugate law abiding citizens to such deliberate provocation? How can anyone with a modicum of decency justify such asinine actions? Anyone who ordered, condoned or lauded this reprehensible action by the Police should hang his/her head in eternal shame. There is a time when we should put aside partisan politics in the face of blatant wrongdoings especially when committed by a powerful entity as the State. Use the Police to prevent criminal activities and hunt down law breakers not to harass law abiding citizens.

    • A TURN BLUBLU RED
      April 13, 2017

      BUT FEB 7 VIOLENCE WE WILL NEVER 7GET

      NO CHANCES AGAIN

    • Original Mahaut Man
      April 14, 2017

      Was the destruction of the city committted by law abiding citizen?

      • Ibo France
        April 16, 2017

        A few dirty drops of rain doesn’t make the ocean dirty. Stop ‘indicting ‘ the masses for the action of a few.

  62. YungMusician
    April 13, 2017

    Linton my brother you are so petty, very uninspiring!! You need to grow up, you are losing the people with each passing day.. :cry: :cry:

  63. Erasmus B. Black
    April 13, 2017

    It would be useful to hear from the Honourable Madame Speaker on this matter. She’s both a legal expert and an expert on the rules of the Honourable House.

    • Don't worry
      April 13, 2017

      Truth because there is two side to a story .

    • Tjebe fort
      April 14, 2017

      Nonsense bro. The laws very clear and there is no law that is superior to our constitution and Madame Speaker knows that.

  64. C, Dodds
    April 13, 2017

    Few people would want to beleive that Mr. Linton was not aware or had no part to play in the protest that was taking place outside the parliament building. Whilst he may not have been part of the protest, he will also apreciate that the people are all his supporters and have responded to their leader’s message that Mr. Skerrit’s message must go and go now. Given the recent history of how protests can be badly managed or directed. Is Mr. Linton suggesting that the police did not have a legitimate role to play in securing the facility and that the police on site were acting on instructions form a higher authority? He must know. So why did he not ask to speak to that higher authority. What makes this incidence unjustified? The smooth talk of the Leader of the Opposition? Is it his apparent knowledge of the constitution re the role and functions of the Leader of the opposition? is that all? Shouldn’t the police make the connection between Mr. Linton and his protesting supporters?

  65. C, Dodds
    April 13, 2017

    Mr. Linton has been to the parliament building to “his office” before and after April 11th 2017. he has never had any obstruction place in his way. April 11th was an exception. The police had taken over the security of the facility and when Mr. Linton arrived denied him entry. There was a live protest taking place just outside the facility. The protestors were or are all active participants in Mr. Linton’s effort to get Mr. Skerrit to resign or leave his post as Prime Minster of Dominica, now. How? No detail as yet. Rather than ask a question, Mr. Linton turned on his facebook and went live with a political tantrum defying the police and speaking to the emotions of his supporters who were not to far away. Is that a responsible behaviour on the part of someone who is aspiring to lead the country? Immediately following the incident, attempts were made by the authorities to contact him but to no avail. Today he is back and no one stopped him. There also was no protest taking place…

    • %
      April 13, 2017

      You are in no position to tell Honourable Linton what to do in this particular situation…Yoy vile and evilo heart and mind told you that he was commiting a crime? Why didn’t you give counselling to Skerrit when he was befriending MONFARED, Madueke, Corolla and the other criminals. Why were you so MOO MOO? Your doggone evil hypocrite.
      SKERRIT MUST GO!
      SKERRIT MUST GO!
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW1

  66. April 13, 2017

    Regardless of Political affiliations – Individuals should not be subjected to public humiliation – thus, we must treat others the way we would like to be treated—

    • Peace
      April 14, 2017

      It was only public bc Mr. Linton turned on his FaceBook live feed … he was seeking attention.

  67. Shaka Zulu
    April 13, 2017

    These situations have legal ramifications. Don’t you guys notice anytime some political mischievous acts are done on the opposition Tony Astaphans is first to speak on behalf of the skerrit regime. That is purely intimidation. They only time you need a lawyer to speak on your behalf is if there is a possibility you violating the law. Tony Astaphans comes and stirs crap up so it ends up in litigations. Guess who pm calls to defend him. Tony. It is not free, hence his revenue stream is constant. Astaphans is playing bother skerrit and Lennox. Please don’t fall to the trap and take to court. What needs to be done is the education of our people on the roles and responsibilities according to the law of the land so there is no question. Ignorance breeds chaos, and fools perish. As I said in a previous post TA is a political cancer and the only way to deal is use his strength against him. The law.

  68. April 13, 2017

    Lord help us!!! All about the Leader of the opposition. I don’t think anyone is saying that Linton should not be allowed to enter the parliament building, but when he attempted to do so with with his supporters demonstrating outside he really not serious yet. This could be considered a form of disrespect to the leader of the opposition but the opposition leader respects no one, not the President, the Speaker or PM so why should anyone respect him.

  69. Eagle-Eyed
    April 13, 2017

    Lennox you sound like the little boy who cried ‘wolf’ when there was no wolf. you falsely accuse the Police of brutality when it is all in your head. The day will come when you will need the Police but then they will think you are crying ‘wolf’ again and won’t come. So please take some time off over the Easter and contemplate on your behaviour. While you at it google the word ‘Statesmanship’ and try and model yourself on the meaning. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      April 13, 2017

      Linton is in dire need of the blessing and grace of God for him to practice godly virtues. He does not practice the later. His actions are pathetic. May God help him accordingly.

    • Jonathan St jean
      April 14, 2017

      @Eagle-Eyed, are you advocating that the police who took the oath to protect and serve not do their duties and instead discriminate.Maybe you are talking from experience of police having discriminated against you in the past.If so,you are a fool to not take action to ensure it doesn’t happen again to anyone else

  70. Politics of Truth
    April 13, 2017

    To me bizarre moment was his violent verbal reaction to simple order that you cannot have access to this building, nobody has access to this building because it is secured due to public order, national security reasons.
    Just a trouble maker

    • King Skerritt
      April 13, 2017

      Stop spreading lies that nobody else had access to the building. Other people were allowed into the building to work as normal. The police stopped ONLY Lennox. Always remember 99 days for the volere- 1 day for the master. Even the longest rope has an end #Skerrit Must Go!

  71. Politics of Truth
    April 13, 2017

    “In light of the protest that was taking place, of the ten men that were combining to make noise, in light of the Tuesday (February 7) destruction when the faith reposed in the leadership of the Freedom Party and the UWP by the Police Commissioner was betrayed, it was obvious to me that the police high command was not prepared to take any chances again to allow disruption and destruction and damage to any political or national institutions such as the Parliament or DBS or the financial center and government building and they were secured,”

    “To me, the important issue was not the securing of the parliament which was a matter of national security and national interest but the reaction, the angry, vile, emotional near schizo reaction by the Leader of the Opposition,” he stated. “I mean, is that the Leader of the Opposition the people deserve and the Prime Minister the people should have or really want?

    • %
      April 13, 2017

      @Politics of Truth Yes 17 587 voters voted for UWP more that DLP would get on island. with (LLL) Leader Lennox Linton at the helm….Your DLP DEPENDED LARGELY ON the importation of voters……He (LLL) did remarkably well, and would have won in a fair election…..That’s why level headed Dominicans are so proud of him….Why didn’t you counsel Skerrit about MONFARED and the other scoundrels, bandits and criminals?…Do you hate him?…Honourable Lintons hands are clean. CHECK YOURS ANT THOSE OF YOUR ILKS.
      SKERRIT MUST GO!
      SKERRIT MUST GO!
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!

  72. MR. DAIEL
    April 13, 2017

    for an educated person Lennox you talk a lot of ……no one was to hurt you….if law enforcement personnel are doing there job which is protecting assets of the state you can’t say they want to harm you . stop being a big baby and cry over everything…..joker

  73. hm
    April 13, 2017

    Who cares :roll:

  74. Politics of Truth
    April 13, 2017

    This is one ugly man.
    Always in your face. Trying to make you used to his ugliness

  75. April 13, 2017

    Boring boring boring and more boring. Grow up you have nothing to do . Do something constructive with uour time. This is not a playground. you and your cronies continue to act as fools and my God you are the laughing stock of the world. It is no longer funny.

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