March 17 announced for UWP court matter against DLP

The United Workers Party (UWP) is expected to attend court on March 17, regarding its five petitions challenging the December 18 polls.

The court date was announced by UWP’s leader Ron Green at the second session of People’s Parliament in Marigot tonight.

Ron Green is UWP's leader

The UWP has alleged that there were irregularities during the election campaign and on Election Day, dubbing the Dominica Labour Party’s majority win of 18 out of 21 seats as unfair. The UWP secured the Salisbury, Marigot and Roseau Central seats.

Amongst the petitions files was denial of access on the state-owned radio station, the issue of alleged corrupt practices and bribery, dual citizenship of the DLP candidate for Vieille Case constituency.

The party has also filed a petition pertaining to breach of statutory duty, of which Green is the petitioner. At the first sitting of the People’s Parliament at the Harlem Plaza Attorney-at-Law Geoffrey Letang said that relates to votes wrongly admitted or rejected in the La Plaine constituency. He explained that the issue of miscount was alleged, and also the return on vote wrongly counted for the La Plaine seat. The votes of the electorate initially went in favour of Green for his constituency, however a recount indicated that he had lost to DLP’s Petter St. Jean.

Senior Counsel of Trinidad and Tobago Douglas Mendes is spearheading UWP’s  legal team.

Staff reporter.

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40 Comments

  1. labourrrrrr power
    March 11, 2010

    all u to sot all u not going to win not a jack s*** i will be laughing my jenny a** ttoo together with u STAY TUNED dont worry

  2. wow
    March 10, 2010

    Workers use the judicial system because its the same place thats going to finally stop you in your tracks and its no time soon enough. I am tied of your shit

  3. STAY TUNED I SAID
    March 10, 2010

    I have no intentions of involving in any back and forth with the COCOMS of this country.

    Like I said…something is happening..and the innocent blind supporters are so unaware of what is approaching.

    I will be on this very site when they case is completed and I shall be laughing my “jenny a**” off all night long…lol

    So continue to beat up allu self anytime allu see uwp in the news and their supporters making comments…just keep beating allu self up…lol

    While allu at it…sing along with me….Somethings happening….that you should not be missing

    people just having fun…one big celebration…must be a really grand occasion…

    wooye wooye wooye woooye…

  4. Anonymous
    March 10, 2010

    I have no intention of involving in any back and forth with the cocoms of my country. I will be back on this site at the end of this court matter laughing my “jenny a**” off. Mark…my…woords…

    now in the mean time….sing long with me…

    somethings happening…

    that you should not be misssing…

    people just having fun…

    one big celebration…

    must be a really grand occasion…

    woye woye woye…

    LOL…Get More MAD NOW…

  5. amen!!!!!!
    March 10, 2010

    i cannot wait!!!!!!! finally we vwill get rid of that pest they callinh skerrit!!!

  6. March 10, 2010

    I am not surprised with the comments that a posted and it leaves me to believe that we the people still haven taken the time to study the CONSTITUTION I will also bet that some haven even discussed it with their children because they do not understand what is at stake and just maybe their children will be the ones to open their eyes
    When OBAMA ran for election he encouraged the young people to discussed the issus with their parents and look what happened he won
    We are not elect anyone Election is over but the CONSTITUTION and DEMOCRACY is what’s at play so stop the character assassination and concern ourselves with what’s going to happen in the COURT.
    It is the fundarmental right of all DOMINICANS under the CONSTITUTION to use the judical process to write any wrong that he /she may have undergone.

  7. LOVE MYSELF
    March 10, 2010

    SKERRIT ALL THE WAY.KEEP ON WORKING MY BROTHER .GOD WILL GUIDE YOU 2 BUILD OUR COUNTRY.2 ALL THE HATEZ OUT DERE GIVE SKERRIT A BREAK .

  8. STAGES
    March 10, 2010

    I am not a politician but to me this is not a RON GREEN thing. This is clearly an issue that could affect and be presented by any one party.
    Unfortunately the UWP is on the receiving end.
    It is public knowledge that the Dominica Labor Party won the elections and even if three seats were added to the UWP the Dominica Labor Party would still be the winner.
    John, Brown, and I are happy we are not contesting elections next time around. However, if we were to contest, we want to know that the whole thing is legit before we partake, because we thinking of carrying the diaspora down as well and we will have plenty money too.
    Man,losing is no easy matter.

  9. shy
    March 10, 2010

    I really would like to know if this country still have law and rules? I would love to hear the very same persons who a saying to leave this alone to say to their kids. Steal, lie and cheat and let them know there is nothing wrong with doing them,so as a result ask persons to leave them alone. When law and order break down i just hope that these same persons will be ready to stand and blame themselves.

  10. Girl
    March 10, 2010

    Ah bondeir, Ron Green please Sir , give it a rest will you? Allu lost fair and square. Have some decency and let the PM do his job. People are laughing at you guys.

    Jah!!!!
    when are you guys going to accept defeat? Man I tell you . These guys are relentless.
    Go find a hobby. allu can even go and count stones outside. We are tired with allu . Is not pretend or bebel now.

    By the way you Ron doh have American passport? you not dual citizen too?so what you talking
    about!!! Garcon leave our PM alone.Allu can Matay and sotay we will vote for Honorable Skerrit again.
    Put that in your pipe and smoke it.!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Wait A Minute
    March 10, 2010

    To the idiot ‘Stay Tuned” I hope that you really stay tuned for true and when the decision is given I hope you and your fellow UWP cronies do not start accusing the courts of being corrupt too; because you guys are noted for that, ONCE SOMETHING IS NOT IN YOUR FAVOUR THEN IT MUST BE CORRUPT OR WRONG. So stay tuned my brother. You and your blue (and green) friends may well be in for a BIG surprise!!!

  12. CB CUZ
    March 10, 2010

    @ STAY TUNED, You are a horses a++. what you say doh make no sense and may be you should get off the website and go boil food for your children because i think you will do better blowing fire under your pot..Jenny a++

  13. Maggiedumpling
    March 10, 2010

    Max that is my point exactly, for those history buffs on the board, or rather for those too young to know, those too old and are facing onset of dementia, those who have a vague memory and those who are conveniently choosing to forget; there was a former Prime Minister named John who was doing an otherwise VERY GOOD JOB, he was misled by his so-called friends and but for the vigilance of Dame Mary Eugenia Charles and other civic minded Dominicans, Dominica as we know it would have been controlled by the Klu Klux Klan. Many of you are very internet savvy check who and what is the Klu Klux Klan —I rest my case.

    Today Dame Eugenia Charles is held in high esteem by the same Dominicans who wanted to crucify her. She faced hell while in Opposition. It is the right of every Dominican to raise their concerns even if it means taking legal action on something they deem illegal. Politics is a dirty game, lest we forget – there are no PERMANENT ENEMIES IN POLITICS ONLY PERMANENT INTERESTS.

  14. March 10, 2010

    Just imagine a few days ago, this man is coming on the radio and saying to the nation the PM don t consult the other political parties. I will leave that statement for someone to dissect and tell me if this man is in his right senses. Personally, I believed that election is over and don t really want to dwell too much in politics at this time, but it is pathetic to say that a well educated man like Mr. Green is talking that level of………sense.

    Mr. Green, you can do better, stop it and move on with the plan of the day…you lose, and you well lose.

  15. Eric Cartman
    March 10, 2010

    This is for the person “Stay-tuned” who trolls every political article wishing for the DLP’s downfall.

    Did a prominent member of the DLP sleep with your spouse and this is your way of ‘getting back’?

    Did you visit the ‘Red Clinic’ and left empty-handed? Do you have a life? Do you love your country or not?

    Here we have a government bringing in unprecented development to the country through a progressive foreign policy. Our economy is fairly stable while many around the region are cratering. Gov is offering a salary increase while many countries in the region are either laying off workers or hav a freeze in place.

    Does anyone really believe that Ron Green old tired a** could do a better job of running D/a than a young dynamic and charismatic leader like Skerrit? (its a rhetorical qt dumb a**)

    U mr(or mrs) stay tuned as far as i’m concerned u’re just a big a** with some personal grudge and using DNO to express it. STFU wit ur irritating a…

  16. Progressive mind
    March 10, 2010

    I want the UWP to go financially bankrupt. They are already bankrupt of ideas and have some …. lawyers ….. I hope they can pay the lawyers at the end of the case. They like to ask people for money when they spend money foolishly, but this time they will not get any help. We are fedup with workers. Court or no court, the people will decide who will represent them. It is a democracy. The court has its work to do and the masses have their work to do. So we await for the court results to see what is our next move. Workers have lawyers but Labour have more lawyers if is a court battle they want.

    The country has work to do in these difficult time and we must not let the UWP sidetrack us. Dominicans will not forget.

  17. CB CUZ
    March 10, 2010

    Man this WORKASS PARTY IS LIKE A DEAD HORSE Mr.Green give it up you loose…give the country a chance to move forward and stop wasting the country and courts time..LOOSER

  18. max
    March 10, 2010

    Let me remind everyone again that the courts are a part of the democratic system. No one is talking about the diapora excursions to vote which may be illegal, no one is talking about the fact that the PM may have acquired French citizenship as an adult and according to the laws of the land are in violation of the constitution.

    Be ware that today you are against Ron and his party but in the future you may be singing another song and saying something completely different.

    Let the courts decide and lets take it from there. I think history (not you)- will judge Ron rather fairly when all is said and done no matter what the final decsion is. Keep democracy alive in Dominica !!!!!

    I wish him well and I wish Dominca well.

  19. March 10, 2010

    yes what ron looking for he will get it for true ,THE THREE STOOGES are just plain dum dum give it a damn rest .

  20. stay tuned
    March 10, 2010

    woye woye woye something’s happening

    the supporters doh even realise what’s happening..

    they still making uninformed comments….

    that is why i believe the casualty department need to be ready on the day the decision is announced….

    hahahahaha

    talk bad about uwp still…

    dlp goose well cook..and allu doh realise….

    the time is approaching….

    something’s happpenniiiiingggg

  21. Greg
    March 10, 2010

    As a strong UWP supporter i am giving up on my party. I think the leader should just surrender and leave that alone. more and more expenses on the party that has nothing to spare. brother Ron pls rest u need rest. UWP has a history of losing from edison with the bugging to the speaker of the house winning her case where the part owes over $200,000 to the speaker which is yet to be paid. here we go with another case we may lose again.

  22. Jammers
    March 10, 2010

    Loosingtons are back in court agian. Going to lose again. hahahahaha. then by-election and lose the other three seats and then RIP UWPwee

  23. onelove
    March 10, 2010

    so now the half frenchman wants to use CONSTITUTION(AL) provisions to attempt to win three stalwart UWP seats eh???/

    isn’t it the same comstitution that he pisses farts and s**** on??

    Boss beat yourself out we are WORKERS not fighters . . . you posess an insatiable need for greed maybe you can run for PM of the Eastern Caribbean and then the West Indies?? who knows???

  24. onelove
    March 10, 2010

    WAY TO GO WORKERSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  25. Fairplay
    March 10, 2010

    Labour Party will be in power until 2025,come what may.

  26. Maggiedumpling
    March 10, 2010

    Does Dominica still have a judicial system? And if it does, aren’t Dominican citizens entitled to use it? And if they do, why not let the UWP or any Dominican citizen for that matter who feel they have been wronged use the justice system in an attempt to correct that wrong?

    What may seem nonsensical to some is the fundamental right and freedom guaranteed under our current constituttion to ALL Dominican citizens. Let the courts decide.

  27. onelove
    March 10, 2010

    WAY TO GO WORKERSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS4life

  28. March 10, 2010

    Ron will still be angry if the court ruling is not in his favour.just wonder what next this man gonna try..cha..

  29. JOKERS
    March 10, 2010

    Ron u and ur gang must really take a chill pill and accept defeat. The pple of dominica has spoken and the clear refussal of the UWP shows the Dominicans see no vision or promise in a UWP governement. As for you and ur PPle Parliament, DOH COME CASTLE BRUCE WITH IT!!!!!! I WARNING ALLU.

  30. March 10, 2010

    I doe understand why some people cannot accept defeat, If the people like the opposition party they would be in the house.

    This seems like child’s play.

  31. miami
    March 10, 2010

    that trini lawyer forget how trinidad need his help,,,,,,but let him eat workers money…

  32. March 10, 2010

    MR Green, please give us a break. U were very anxious 2 play the criket match- u got bowled out, accept it and stop your nonsense. U are really causing your supporters 2 feel bad. RELAX AND ENJOY YOUR PENTION. I feel your pain. Poor-P-T.

  33. Grand Bayrian
    March 10, 2010

    How are bunch of adults can be soo silly, I never know Dominicans voted for two Parliamentary system? … You have the House of Parliament, and the Peoples parliament. Garcon Ron, Ediketion cest pas lespwi.

  34. Observer
    March 10, 2010

    I Think it is time for dca to go back to the two political party system. These Workasssss is jsut a damn menace to the dcan society.

  35. Brinsley J R
    March 9, 2010

    Run is an Hitl-her (Hitler) in Footé-he (foutéy) clothing if you catch ma drift. A real renaisance man knows when to relinquish. I mean anybody can see that the country is fundamentally bleeding.

  36. Eric Cartman
    March 9, 2010

    well if UWP loses their petitions its the final nail in their coffin

  37. www.thisisdominica.com
    March 9, 2010

    why can’t we all get along?

  38. BIG MAN
    March 9, 2010

    UWP will lose all and they will go broke. The Trini lawyer and the letang dude will be the beneficiary of these case….uwp fini bat

  39. pm makes a point
    March 9, 2010

    ron green give it a rest ok ……….“when you are playing a game of cricket and you out then you have to accept you are out. You cannot break the wicket and break the bat and take your ball and go home and not come to field. If you playing a football match and your team were beaten 18-3, take it and go home and practice and come back again”……………just take ur lost an lets get to building d’a

  40. adjustble
    March 9, 2010

    I am geting f ing vex with run now that people of delices don’t f. Ing want u what u looking for u will get go head

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