Linton withdraws “totally reorganized” Motion of No Confidence in Skerrit

Linton said the Motion is not his own

Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, said he has withdrawn a Motion of No Confidence in Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit because the one that is presently standing in his name has been reorganized and is not his own.

The Motion was expected to be tabled in Parliament on Thursday this week.

“I also submitted a Motion of no Confidence in the Prime Minister and that Motion too was totally reorganized and changed and new words brought in and new format adopted to the point where I could not recognize the Motion anymore,” he said at a United Workers Party (UWP) public meeting last evening.

In the original Motion submitted to the Clerk of the House of Assembly, Linton wrote the following:

“WHEREAS the Prime Minister has presided over the closure and/or failure of a number of local and foreign companies leading up to the recent exit of Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), a forty-year-old investment, that grew to become the single largest private sector contributor to economic activity in the Commonwealth of Dominica,

AND WHEREAS the Commonwealth of Dominica lost this valuable investment that positively impacted the lives and livelihoods of thousands of citizens because government failed to provide the nation with mature health care delivery systems; proper infrastructure and adequate air access,

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that this Honorable House expresses its lack of confidence in the ability of the Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit to Manage the Economy of the Commonwealth of Dominica.”

However, the Motion to be tabled in Parliament appeared to be a shorter version of what Linton originally wrote.

It reads:

“WHEREAS the Hon. Prime Minister has mismanaged the economy of the Commonwealth of Dominica as evidenced by rising unemployment, sharp declines in the performance of agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, construction and service sectors, an increase in the trade deficit and a massive national debt,

BE IT RESOLVED that this Honorable House expresses its lack of confidence in the ability of the Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit to Manage the Economy of the Commonwealth of Dominica.”

Linton stated that Motion that is now standing in his name is not his own.

“The one that they have standing in my name which is not my Motion, I have asked it to be withdrawn,” he said.

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39 Comments

  1. Jonathan Y St Jean
    September 20, 2018

    Haters will be haters. Those who hate Lennox Linton just hate him and their country vs town division is pointless. We all know that the Labour cabal will stoop to the lowest of the low to lie, deceive, steal and do dark things that have never been done before in Dominica politics. Therefore if the employees of the house, knowing the partisan bias of the current speaker, tampered with the original motion as submitted by the leader of the opposition he has to disapprove of this falsified document and resubmit his resolution. What is so hard to understand about that. Kudos the Lennox for being astute and sharp and doing his work by reading the materials submitted. Can’t you haters and joker’s see the light? Great work Lennox Linton

  2. RandyX
    September 20, 2018

    Lennox be careful! The upcoming election is yours and the UWP to loose. However, we can not afford to make any mistakes or confuse the electorate. What Baptiste did is counterproductive and needs to stop.

  3. mine
    September 20, 2018

    I saw Linton with a blue mask over his head in my dream so I don’t think he should be trusted.

  4. Sakah Boy
    September 20, 2018

    I have one word for you. <<> !!!!.

  5. Think for YOURSELF
    September 20, 2018

    All these comments against Linton action has been written by just ONE INDIVIDUAL, in hopes to flood DNO with misinformation. This person is doing an amazing PRO job! way to go bro.

    HOWEVER, Linton is indicated that his motion has been altered NOT BY HIM but by the speaker of the house. It is for this reason he had to withdraw and resubmit; his earlier motion no longer reflected what he was saying.

    • September 20, 2018

      @Think for YOURSELF

      I believe that your observation is the other way around–if not in this article, but most of the political articles that DNO prints here

      • Zor Sot
        September 23, 2018

        And here you go, replying to my comment! Aren’t your fingers hurting from all these comments you have been posting on alllll these different names?

  6. UKDominican
    September 20, 2018

    Please Madame Speaker, note that Roosevelt Skerrit does not have a Ph.D. and his doctorate is an honorary title only, which should never be used in an official address. Please acquaint yourself with the proper etiquette so you do not embarrass our P.M. Like him or not he is our Prime Minister and I do not want him to be a subject of ridicule as long as he represents our country on the international stage because that reflects negatively on all of us.

  7. Marigot boy
    September 20, 2018

    we need someone like Trevor Johnson for our political leader. we need a leader that is decisive . or present leader is lazy and out of touch. I think Trevor can beat lazy Douglas in Portsmouth. I remember seeing Mr. Trevor Johnson and Linton in Picard just after the Ross situation and Linton put up his glass. smh. no confidence in him as our political leader. if not Trevor the Roseau North representative Hon. Lugay. hay it is my opinion

  8. Marigot boy
    September 20, 2018

    we need someone like Trevor Johnson for our political leader.

    • Sakah Boy
      September 20, 2018

      Finally someone makes sense. Anyone else can lead that party except for the JOKER !!

  9. Peeping Tom
    September 19, 2018

    Even in opposition, the UWP has failed, more so under Linton. In spite of his empty rhetoric of “rule of law,” he refuses to accept that debate in the House is governed by rules that MUST be respected by all sides. His refusal therefore, deprives the electorate, blue, red, and green, the opportunity to see Roosevelt Skerrit and his team defend themselves publicly and on the record against the charges articulated in his Motion. We, the people, are consequently underserved by Linton’s arrogance and penchant for antagonism and daybah.

    No doubt, we can already predict what will happen in the House as of tomorrow. UWP fails Dominica even in opposition!

  10. Peeping Tom
    September 19, 2018

    First, by so easily abandoning the motion as opposed to repackaging and re-submitting, it seems clear that, once again, Linton does not take his own Motion of no Confidence seriously; remember October 19, 2016. Second, surely, the Speaker would have explained to him the offending portions of his original motion and even recommended ways in which it could have been amended. Yet, because of his proclivity to trick, mislead, and “abuse,” he has conveniently refrained from revealing to the public the reasons given by the Speaker for the change.

    • moi moi
      September 20, 2018

      i think you a just evil . But continue to keep your head bow and your eyes close. your children will pay for your evil sins

  11. SAKA BOY
    September 19, 2018

    All of us fedup of your B.S. BRO what are you really doing for restoration? WHAT ARE YOU DOING? Can you say you are doing anything? You not tired of playing that kiss me a___ game and do something productive for a change?
    WHo in Dominica can say you help them? Which poor person can attest to that? You have been so lazy from time.
    BRO ….Workers need to remove you from that position.

  12. Sakah Boy
    September 19, 2018

    All your miserable political life bro…you have been trying that vote of no confidence thing and you fail each time. WORKERS why all you doe get rid of mister nuh? I eh voting no party but it is proven that the only way all you can win is CHANGE ALL YOU LEADER. GET RID OF MISTER!! .

  13. %
    September 19, 2018

    This was indeed a very successful meeting last night and patriot honourable Lennox Linton was very eloquent from beginning to end of his delivery. This is leadership to the highest degree,and this patriot has the political sagacity,combined with the urbane and suave characteristic to lead the nation after this coming election.Wish my PM Skerrit could speak so but alas he is a dunce!
    I totally agree with patriot Linton to withdraw the motions,which were emasculated to lessen their effects on the DLP MISLEADERS.Well done patriot.
    I continue to follow the effective opposition which you are giving,which has the Labour MISLEADERS topsy turvy like headless chickens . This is leadership, ulike the leadership which caused Ross,Ross,Ross,Ross to leave island,because the leader is lazy,dunce,idiotic and incompetent.
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    Lazy Skerrit Must Go Now

    • September 19, 2018

      Stop playing with words, Skeritt mismanaging the economy would include Ross leaving, decline in agriculture, and rising unemployment. So why did your very eloquent leader withdraw the motion with this poor excuse as he spoke to a handful of party faithfulls.

      • %
        September 19, 2018

        You seem to be DNO’s tabula rasa. Anon are you the same buffoon,whimpish little petulant boy my bloggs irritate?Is english anathema to you?.Go read over the blogg little simpleton,and you will see where I stated they emasculated the motion, so i am in total agreement with patriot the honourable Leader Leader Lennox Linton.Go attend English class,and take idiot Skerrit along with you!
        Skerrit Must Go
        Skerrit Must Go
        Lazy Skerrit Must Go Now

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      September 19, 2018

      Liar liar your pants are on fire as Judge Judy would say. Why don’t you stop lyiny to people? I pass by the meeting last night, if there was, 50 PEOPLE there could not have been more. Could be less.
      When will you and your likes stop lying to the people?

    • September 20, 2018

      @%, it is very difficult to defend political propaganda, a simple response to your blog seems to have sent you in a political tail spin of words, hope you recover before you crash in the land of political ignorance.

    • Lala
      September 20, 2018

      A meeting of less than 100 people was successful? Well as a TEAM Dominica supporter I was extremely disappointed in the numbers

  14. ? Love You More
    September 19, 2018

    Linton %, views expressed, it would be in the best interest of the nation to find a meaningful job. Take a look at St. Martin, Tortola, St. Thomas, St. Croix and Puerto Rico all these islands are part of colonies, they were hit by hurricanes. Now I leave in Dominica and overseas, therefore I know of the recovery progress that’s being done in Dominica and it is satisfactory. While your LAZY selfish SELF is concucting mischievous deeds somebody is educating our children. While you are dreaming how to make yourself relevant, my grandma is being given a hot meal. Yes my father was sent off island for medical care. Just in case you miss the bus, roofs are being done in Marigot. Lenox nobody challenged anyone for key positions in your party, why? I am tired of you being a naughty nonsense, none functional pests. You are wasting your energy to call for a vote. How are you presently helping the recovery efforts?

  15. DA Fails
    September 19, 2018

    Linton you can say what you want, but it’s destiny for skerrit to win the next election, Dominicans must be PUNISHED! You better look for something else to do because DA going under :lol:

    • LifeandDeath
      September 20, 2018

      hahahahaha..I can’t like or dislike your comment..A part of me wants things to go different but some part of me agree with you too that Dominicans are deserving of a harsh punishment for their stupidity, and things will get worse before it get’s better.
      In fact I would suggest that if DLP wins again, then Lennox particularly, should resign from Politics..the People will come calling him when they tired take licks!!

  16. ?Me?
    September 19, 2018

    As usual bro you have gone off the deep edge. Take a look ? at your recent records you have been sued for your diarrhea tongue ?. Do you think we are going to give up the progress that the DLP has made to elect a government that was bankrupt and ? Payless pay days. NO NO Lenox it ? ? ann’t SO. Why can’t we go to the polls.????

    • %
      September 19, 2018

      Even if patriot honourable Linton is sued for being the leader of UWP, he will lose his court case in this present Dominica.Your brain is too simple to understand this,but you live in a failed state, complement Roosevelt Skerrit.This is why the party to which you grovel is so quick to say to the opposition “”take matters they (DLP) violate to court,knowing fully well that justice will be denied.. Start being smart my friend you stated in your blogg “if we are going to give up progress that DLP has made?””” Where is the progress? Do you call the exit of Ross from Dominica progress? Discrimination with building materials is progress? A voters list with more names than the population is progress? We have no proper hospital?Where is the international airport? You need to ask lazy and idiotic Skerrit to buy you a pencil and book,and you must head to night school .Yourshamelsee groveller.
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      Lazy Skerrit Must Go No

      • %
        September 19, 2018

        Angry OLD FRAT % wanna be PM. The Honorable Dr. Rosvellte Skerrit is a shiny icon. I am retired retired and retired so I don’t need night school. You are a High School Dropout, and you graduated from the Institution of Marigot Bay Gass Academy, shameless %.

    • Reaper
      September 19, 2018

      First off… list 10 individual thigs you would classify as progress. And secondly Nelson Mandela was labelled a terrorist and imprisoned for 27 years… compare that to lawsuits issued because you speak the truth!!!

  17. LifeandDeath
    September 19, 2018

    Dominicans deserve all they get under Roosevelt..lol..Notice Linton’s Motion did not include ‘DR.’, the re-written one names Skerrit as Dr..lol..
    Skerrit have the whole country whooped bad..but it’s all to the detriment of the state…DA is now a big Circus

  18. UKDominican
    September 19, 2018

    Why the motion by the opposition leader can not be tabled in the House as submitted by him and has to be doctored by the Speaker’s office so as to appear more palatable for the record? I thought that the House of Parliament was the one place where a parliamentarian could speak his or her mind unhindered, as long as any assertions are factual. If not, then what is the purpose of that institution but to whitewash the ruling regime and present them as paragons of virtue? Sorry, but in my book that is a charade.

  19. ??
    September 19, 2018

    Why is it that rules just cannot be followed by this opposition. They always want to do whatever they want. What a shame. When will they learn……?

  20. hennn
    September 19, 2018

    Sounds Gutter to me

  21. Enough
    September 19, 2018

    Mr Linton. There are winds of change in the country. People are tired of the Skeritt crew, they want a change. Sometimes though I think you are working to get Skeritt re elected. Your non confidence stunt is rediculas, it is a waste of time, it is unwinable in any parliamentary scenario. Why not do something to help the country and give people a viable option to the current regime. Perhaps both you and Skeritt should resign and we get on with moving forward.

    • September 19, 2018

      @Enough, you got thumbs down 11 from me–especially for your last sentence–since your line of reasoning is still empty

  22. Bob Denis
    September 19, 2018

    Mr Linton, if debate of no confidence in Mr Skerrit should come to the floor, and the DLP refuses to participate , heads will be facing down wards. We all know the reasons your motion will be defeated, is this the road you want to travel ? your losing battles are many, all because you seem to be an ARM CHAIR LEADER. Your goal will never be attained, if you are not wiling to canvass and educate the entire Island, anything else? you spinning TOP in MUD.

  23. Channel 1
    September 19, 2018

    As was said in the UWP meeting last night – “As ‘holy’ water is to demon, so the name Ross University is to this government”.

    Looks like Skerrit dem are absolutely terrified of the name Ross University all of a sudden boy.

    A picture of a dimpled Roosevelt Skerrit & his government should be placed next to the word INCOMPETENT in the next edition of the Oxford Dictionary.

  24. Joseph John
    September 19, 2018

    Once again we see a lack of knowledge of the procedures of the house of assembly by opposition forces.
    Once again we see an attempt to gain political points using a private sector decisions to try to crucify the public sector.

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