New president to be elected Monday

Charles Savarin
Charles Savarin

Dominica will have a new president on Monday and it appears Charles Savarin will be the one in that post.

Prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, confirmed on Thursday morning that Savarin had resigned as minister of national security.

He also said that Savarin is the next government’s nominee for president of Dominica and elections will take place on Monday, September 30 in parliament.

“We expect the inauguration of the next president to take place on the 1st of October, 2013,” the prime minister said on state-owned DBS Radio on Thursday morning.

Skerrit also said Jennifer Wallace Lafond, his previous nominee, withdrew because of “personal challenges.”

“Unfortunately she could not proceed forward,” he said without elaborating.

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184 Comments

  1. dafriend
    September 27, 2013

    You are smiling in this picture, Savarin but I am absolutely sure it’s not you who is going to be elected. Dominican people are fed up with this monkey circus orchestrated by this PM.

  2. Lang Zor
    September 27, 2013

    If Savrin had some Class he would have said to skerritt,”Thanks, but no thanks.” But he himself seem POWER HUNGRY & GREEDY.

  3. Nomination committe
    September 27, 2013

    If the UWP was interested in the constitution they would follow the constitution an nominate someone else if they disagree with the governments nominee.

    The UWP is simple trying to undermine the constitution.

    • mosqiut
      September 28, 2013

      By not nominating someone themselves they have not even realize that they have automatically elected the nomination

  4. Nomination committe
    September 27, 2013

    If the UWP was interested in the constitution the would follow the constitution an nominate someone else if they disagree with the governments nominee.

    The UWP is simple trying to undermine the constitution.

  5. CYRUS
    September 26, 2013

    Skerrit is realy provoking Dominicans. Will someone who loves him dearly pull his large ears?
    He must remember that we are not his servants but some of us makes him feel like he is our master. No my friend do not beleve that then.

  6. Neg domnicque
    September 26, 2013

    This man is responsible for the condition the country is today and is not suitable for president, both he and his master most go, get out of the peoples business.

  7. tym4achange
    September 26, 2013

    Savrein plz start 2 file 4 ur pension money from social security & go take a vacation or on a cruise time 2 go & relax ur self. SORRY Sir

  8. Frank Talker
    September 26, 2013

    Savarin has a degree? You mean the folks in the cabal who made so much noise about a degree being a necessary prerequisite for Prime Minister, have gone full circle and nominated a guy without a degree for the Office of President? Na! You must be ing me!

    • cookie monster
      September 26, 2013

      thats right. he aint got one!

  9. Enough is enough
    September 26, 2013

    Any right thinking Dominican just needs to visit the official website of the President of Dominica to determine if Savarin qualifies. Visit http://presidentoffice.gov.dm/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3:the-personality-of-the-president&catid=15&Itemid=2. If Mr Savarin is considered non-partisan, then all pastors and priests are atheists.

    • Not a herd follower
      September 26, 2013

      indeed!

    • Amazed
      September 27, 2013

      Thanks for this link which confirms that Charles Savarin does not qualify. Does anyone have the PM’s email address to send him the link. Why does he insist on totally disregarding the constitution of the land?

  10. obuto
    September 26, 2013

    chalie think the will be minister in the ministryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy….

  11. 1 800 Anonymous
    September 26, 2013

    Is Charles Severin the only Dominican left on the island?

    I weep for Dominica. How long will your sons and daughters make makaquee of the Constitution.

  12. Anonymous
    September 26, 2013

    Dominicans believe what you want, but there was not one President of Dominica who was not elected because of party support. They aaallllllll were supporters of the government who nominated them. Don’t be fooled by politicians. The Freedom Party did it, The UWP did it and now the Labour Party is doing it.

    • Onlylove
      September 26, 2013

      but they were never minister of a party,always a retired civil servant someone who served the country as a senior officer. Someone who was objective.. Think of the past presidents -Sir Clarence Signoret, even Shaw who was UWP was good – he was never on political platform he was a support but he was never on platform and on radio show giving opposition maypwie like Savarin when he teamed up with Austrie

  13. Foolish Government
    September 26, 2013

    Please be advised that I am a labourite no more. My government is doing everything it can so as to be rejected at the polls whenever the next general election is called. They have shamed us the supporters and this time I am putting my country before party and in the interest of Dominica I will join any group to undo what I so regretfully did when I voted this DLP in. Dominica I am sorry for what I have put you through with that decision and I will now join ALL the patriots both here and abroad in righting that wrong. Charlo will be an albatross around their necks and a constant reminder to the voting public that these guys must be discarded at the polls. According to Comrade Floyd Capitolin, “he fooled me three times”.

    Change is really no option at this time but a must.

  14. On My Own!!!
    September 26, 2013

    I think you guys are wasting your time……..What is the force? Charlo won’t decline because of you all blogs or the demonstration the opposition is planning. Its a done deal!!!!! 18 – 3. Get something constructive to do on your computers and let’s build the country..You guys are like sharks searching for blood….always prepared to bring somebody down…

    Don’t worry the world is a cycle…

  15. Hard Core Dominican
    September 26, 2013

    I propose myself for President of Dominica. After all, I am entitled to eat “Tax Payer’s money too.”

  16. er
    September 26, 2013

    the situations is serious, i have tendered my resignation as a politician, and i will spend my vacation in the white house under construction or not, anyone who plans a demonstration will be taken to the court and upon conviction will be sent to prison for incarceration for the violation of the law. after several discardation there was a consultation and upon conclusion my name was mention for consideration. So acceptation or not, i will be president of this nation come monday morning, so stay tuned to you radio station.

  17. Twisted
    September 26, 2013

    WHATTT!!! So no DUE PROCESS then?? Just like that?

  18. September 26, 2013

    WHAT!!!!! now I hearing that one. You mean to tell me Charles Saverin resign form ministerial position under the NOW Dominica Labour Party and is to be the next President. Charles Saverin is impartial and his loyalty to the labour party does not justify his as a presidential candidate.

  19. A Letter to Dominica
    September 26, 2013

    When Charlie was a minister in the ministryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!…….

  20. man
    September 26, 2013

    question?
    how many persons has the opposition nominated?

    I heard talk about Brian from some of the opposition supporters.

    why haven’t the opposition nominate Brian?

    you all don’t nominate but when the PM does you complain. the Pm so far selected 3 nominee’s and every one of them the opposition had a problem with them.
    if you have a problem then nominate someone. grow up already and stop playing politricks.

    • Lang Zor
      September 26, 2013

      Norminating is a joke. Who confirms the norminee?

  21. ------
    September 26, 2013

    Anyways, although I find this place to be “like a prison”, but no one can please Dummys-in-a-can, it was ABK, now is Charlo, who would they really like to be President, can’t please Dominicans, all they do is complain, that is why this place is so “stagnant”.

    • TJ
      September 26, 2013

      Jennifer Wallace-Lafond was a good fit. She seemed to have pleased everyone.

  22. Anonymous
    September 26, 2013

    Please help me to understand are the powers that be mad or plain wicked and wish to create a crisis so they can turn their guns on the people.

  23. Anonymous
    September 26, 2013

    you will see self destruction at the next poll.

  24. 21st Century Farmer
    September 26, 2013

    You know what….I leaving this one to God… I see man act mightier and they fell down harder….God will do his do by monday.

  25. Mr. C
    September 26, 2013

    But if everyone turning down the offer to be president, and hell no we doe want Charlo…Why don’t they just nominate Skerrit……Am jus say…..Skerrit for President???

  26. K
    September 26, 2013

    Support YESI comments 100%

  27. k
    September 26, 2013

    P.M. Skerrit what ‘s the logic behind this? Mrs. Neva Edwards a former Speaker of the House could also be one of your nominees why Mr. Savarin. Do u know or if u are pretending that Mr. Savarin is not that well Can’t u see? Mr. P.M. I think u are really teasing the Opposition especially Mr. Linton. Come on be in the people’s interest. It seems u and your cabinet are looking for an uprising/unrest in this beautiful NATURE ISLE of ours.

  28. high school drop out
    September 26, 2013

    i have just been motivated, there is still a chance for me in life, Thank you charlo

  29. Glo Chaud
    September 26, 2013

    CHARLES SAVARIN? Really?? Now Skerritt I realize you really are a dictator at heart. You mean to tell me after you make us poorer you trying to start civil unrest in the place to cement your hands on this country like Gadafi…We do not need civil unrest PM and we do not want Savarin…who will you nominate next? Tony or the PRO ambassador? Shame on you PM you doe like DA or the people shame! shame! shame!

  30. law and order
    September 26, 2013

    The president have to be impartial. Not Charles Saverin. This will be the final nail, for labour coffin. Find someone both parties can respect, no one respect Charles Saverin.

  31. Krazy
    September 26, 2013

    but what konchonie i seein there na.. dominica finish… let the people choose their president.. but hell if charles come in position

  32. Anonymous
    September 26, 2013

    If any one wants to learn how to be a political prostitute I think we have the best example. And what is better than the best prostitute holding the highest office. Spread your legs wide Dominica and take the shaft they give you!!!

    But there is a positive lesson here. You can get to the highest office once you are well aligned and you are knowledgeable on how to exploit the system. I think he should also get a sisserou award.

    And the award goes to …… the best political prostitute our country has ever seen …. step up CHALO …only you can fell these shoes.

  33. Ti Buoy
    September 26, 2013

    I propose DR Watty for President.

    • Jay
      September 26, 2013

      Ministers of religion are precluded by the constitution but who knows, Skerrit may even have made a pact to change that in order to buy the acquiescece of the churches.

  34. open minded
    September 26, 2013

    This clearly confirms to all of us that our young PM is off his mind and like King Saul, he will do anything to ensure that Dominica goes down with him.
    You mean Charles Savrin for president? OMG we in trouble. The same savrin that killed the same DLP for almost 20 yrs? Are you referring to the same person that Miss Charles could not trust and did not want to hold any leadership role in her administration? The same savrin that is responsible for Breezees Mart to close down? That same Savrin that has contested several elections both in Roseau and Portsmouth and if he won once never won a second time? Boy you sick mr. Pm and need to be flown to the US for emergency evaluation. If your previous nominee ABK was rejected by the public you should know that Mr. Savrin is hated more.
    Is it that you just could not find a suitable candidate in Dominica to fill the post? Or is it that you just want to insult us all? If what you are looking for is in a nominee is a person that will be loyal to you then why not nominate Evangelist Peter R Augustine, a former school teacher for many years? Or better yet, pas. BJ who is from Viellecase himself and taught for many years? Even if they both have their personal issues, generally speaking they are both popular.
    Anyway, if you really make Charles Savrin our president, I can bet every penny in my account that it will be fastest way of getting rid of you and the DLP. Just mark my words

  35. joy
    September 26, 2013

    why people just remember the bad that people do and not the good.mr savarin did some unpopular things like all of us .Even if we are labour,UWP or FREEDOM we must admit he has served his country faithfully.He is not a stranger he is Dominican give him a chance to serve in whatever time he has left.lets look at the bigger picture DOMINICA and not POLITICS.

    • Papa Dom
      September 26, 2013

      I therefore nominate Mr Patrick Roland John, akaPJ, to be president of Dominica. Afterall he is the first prime minister and brought us independence.

  36. FREEDOM OF SPEECH
    September 26, 2013

    since when does Dominicans put so much interest in a president. stop the politics. presidents are elected and we dont know whether or not they existing and now we have so much to say. STOP THE RED AND BLUE STORY AND HOPE FOR THE GOOD OF THIS LAND.If the blues was in charge the same thing they would do.

    • Country Man
      September 26, 2013

      It is the tax payers dollars paying for the president. They should be concern

  37. gwaj
    September 26, 2013

    Dear God I pray for the days of neutral, drama-free Presidents for my country, the Commonwealth of Dominica. Put your hand, I beseech thee. Amen.

  38. TW
    September 26, 2013

    Just renew the current president
    Too much showdown man

  39. Real World
    September 26, 2013

    But what happen to them fellas nah boyyyy?
    hmmmmm

  40. Carifuna
    September 26, 2013

    If Savarin cant be president then Lennox is not FIT to be Opposition Leader. Lennox Linton has alot of bobol and he’s not respected in the region.

  41. Anonymous
    September 26, 2013

    Well you know who am truly dissapointed with is the UWP all these people do is talk, and reject all norminee put forward by the PM. Come on UWP stop the bragging and come up with a norminee after all this is the third person so come on. Skerrit have all the reason to select someone and call it quit.

  42. Doc. Love
    September 26, 2013

    Savarin is no Alix Knights, this man will not stand down. This egoistic mapuis lover will only talk note of the people’s dislike for him, if he was to get some of the medicine he gave to Patrick approximately thirty four years ago. Those of us who have dealt with Savarin knows talk cannot break the man.

  43. justice
    September 26, 2013

    I don’t have a party preference but I think skerrit is not listening to his people anymore. LISTEN to the the voice of the people Mr. Prime Minister. He is starting to act to cocky and rude….come back down to earth and serve ur people right!

  44. sam
    September 26, 2013

    A high School DROPOUT! Where dem red ants?!

  45. Yes
    September 26, 2013

    I actually like Charlo. But I dont think he should be president because he is obviously biased towards the government…

    We need to pick someone who has shown to favoritism and can be balanced in their judgement and not easily bought or sold on the stock exchange of the political arena I mean a man/woman of dignity.

  46. ???
    September 26, 2013

    While everyone has their political persuasion I do not think it right to elect someone who is so openly aligned.

  47. committ.ed dominican
    September 26, 2013

    My question is, what’s the problem with the present President? Seriously somebody please tell me

    • an observer
      September 26, 2013

      the uwp did not want him. they had much to say about him, even took him to court, now they asking for him. this people don’t know what they want. nothing will ever please them.

  48. Dasil
    September 26, 2013

    But what happened to the days when both the opposition and the ruling side nominated an individual? where is the opposition’s nomination?

  49. aa
    September 26, 2013

    Are you serious? There is no way I coming out November 3rd to salute charles saverin. As long as he us president I not drilling … Losing my job instead.

    • Malgraysa
      September 26, 2013

      I do respect the office of President but not Charles Savarin, so I will not stand in respect of the man if he becomes the President, even if they play the national anthem. He has not earned that and our flag does not deserve that.

  50. Y D PM DOIN DART NUH
    September 26, 2013

    I have a few concerns and questions!! (1) Why does the PM as head of the country not inform the people of Dominica as to his intentions for nominee for President? Instead of nominating who he want, then inform Dominicans? Is like Who Vex Lost! (2) Why isnt the PM telling us Dominicans why Mr E. Williams is not suitable to be nominated as President for the next five years, after serving for a few months? (3) If the PM think he is doing the honourable thing on behalf of Dominica and Dominicans by nominating who he would like to be President, why isnt he informing the Opposition Leader of his intentions, and ask them to present a name for President? and (4) Why havent the Opposition nominate someone as President, why are they reluctant to do so? (5) Doesnt the PM know that Mr C. Savarin is not a healthy man? though one would think he is well versed and knowledgeable in the political arena and the Civil Service on a whole, but the man is not well, Dominica deserve better at this time.

  51. Lougaoo Mem
    September 26, 2013

    Dominica we are in trouble. More division in the land.
    Wo-yo-yoy, mee daybar in politics!

  52. ZULU
    September 26, 2013

    DNO: your title reads new president to be elected. It should be selected. Once nominee is agreed upon by opposition it is a done deal. There is no involvement from the electorate so not sure it should be called an election.

    PM looks like he is frustrated and shoving decision down peoples throat. For a government that has an 18 -3 majority the labour party behaves like they leaving on a string. I think the PM

  53. Juan Pablo
    September 26, 2013

    When we decide to denigrate everybody and hurl accusations, innuendo, defame people we create road blocks and this is the issue we are faced with.

    Congratulation UWP

  54. Yard fowl
    September 26, 2013

    DNO, Admin will you please conduct a survey to get the pulse of the people on that one. It will be highly appreciated.
    Thank You!

  55. Yard fowl
    September 26, 2013

    Mr. Savarin is known as one of the most partisan, divisive and hated politician in the land.

    The Dominica Skerritor Party DSP is currently under tremendous pressure ever since Skerrit ignored the process to nominate a president ninety days from the day the office became vacant as prescribed by the “SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND,” the constitution.

    The nation must come together in large masses to demonstrate against this injustice in the land. I firmly believe that the DSP is in its last throw of a “HAIL MARY” in its undemocratic operation.

  56. trainee
    September 26, 2013

    There is no problem with Mr.Charles Savrin becoming President,I am for the Government I believe even Mr. Eddison James can be become a nominee also.So they just need to go and vote and Some Dominicans need to stop those Character Assassination others in high offices its not sounding pleasant on the radio stations especially Q95.

  57. Morihei Ueshiba
    September 26, 2013

    Dominicans home & abroad i don’t advocate violence but there comes a time when as a people our leaders loose there way, it is up to us to set them straight, now is the time to be counted in history to stand up for our country, for your children, for our ancestors, we must stand to to STOP CHALO. Rise up my PEOPLE.

  58. Tropic
    September 26, 2013

    As they say, ultimately people get what they deserve.

    Dominicans are getting what they deserve. And they will get another 5 years of it too.

    Before you learn you must feel.

  59. London
    September 26, 2013

    But seriously speaking what is wrong with Skerrit? Can’t the government find a more suitable and balanced person in Dominica who can command the respect of all Dominicans? There are so many well respected distinguished sons and daughters of D/a who would be more than ready to serve. What is wrong with Lestrade, Sir Brian Alleyne, Julien Johnson, the last Cabinet Secretary, Alwin Bully, etc?
    The people of Dominica must not allow this to happen.

  60. Leonn
    September 26, 2013

    All , I can say is that I heard the voice of a Fidel Castro clone on the DBS news this morning pushing down his man-made president for Dominica . The new president will be the Dead Red man signing everything in Mr Skerritt’s favour . This is the new form of governance leading my country – Skerritt you are manipulative , tyranic and fake !

  61. Dominican
    September 26, 2013

    Nobody wants the job everybody complaining, Stupes… charlo do your best sir and lets keep Dominica moving foward!

  62. boss
    September 26, 2013

    look cartoon that happening in the country

  63. concerned
    September 26, 2013

    I wish Mr savarin all the best in his presidency,
    I know he is capable and able to do a good job. a man of character, a man who loves his country and a man who has a record for country building.

    all the best mr savarin the young people of Dominica support and endorse you presidency.

    positive vibes.

  64. man doesn't bribe me
    September 26, 2013

    Papaboujai…. Dominica finish

  65. Runawayslave
    September 26, 2013

    OH LORD:Do what you have to DO” FATHER, for this NATION.YOU gave a warning the frist time,they did not listen,NOW show THEM who is in CHARGE!!!
    YOU have charles savarin in you palm,YOU is the ONE with the MASTER PLAN.SHOW THEM.

  66. September 26, 2013

    Only leaders with bobol switches like that,The people should decide who they want to be their president.

  67. westgirl
    September 26, 2013

    well what is really the problem? i can be President as well. it’s not like the man has so much to do. Both he and his wife look stately! stop thinking of the past. By the way do you realize the opposition does not have a nominee up to the present moment? all they do is criticize….just do not like their style!!!!

    • Sam
      September 26, 2013

      That is not true!! They have Edison James in mind!!!!! But he does not want to resign his position as representative for Marigot and make Lennox the new parl rep knowing they do not have the majority in the House to make him president.

      Wait and see when UWP wins election you will see him becoming President of Dominica.

    • Bones
      September 26, 2013

      I really don’t understand what the problem is…To me the president should be some one who is about to leave the work force and is getting ready to retire..What was wrong with Mrs Knight as president or Jennifer? maybe Edison should make himself available…I think Savarin is a good choice I think it’s an indication of retirement..See what happened to the DPP? before the man started work he had to call it off because of all the negatives about the man..When will we stop? Lets hope that when Dominican of high esteem is chosen to take up some high office some where in the world that he or she is not vilified like the way we do here…The past is the past with mr Savarin. When all of us were frustrated and all kind of laws by the government at the time were passed, we all came together to change things…There is work in the country we are just to damn lazy to do it.We all want to work in an office playing games or spending time on chat networks wasting time..The farms are being utilized by Haitians and they are making enough money to send to their families in Haiti..If one of us get to be successful we look for some way to pull them down..What I see is that we hate to see people being successful in this country..Mr.Brisbane crucified himself. You can’t be openly critical of any government when you are in business,you will be punished some way..God bless Dominica

    • KISAA
      September 26, 2013

      the president,for now, as very little power but the constitution could be changed giving the president a lot more power so that together with the prime minister and elected members of the ruling party they can basically do what they want legally and too hell with us,just look at world history and this is how a democratic elected leader can slowly and legally turn himself into a dictator,i do not know if this is the plan but as citizens we must be cautious.
      for now a president is basically a friend of the truth and someone who is the watchdog for the nations constitutional interests,as well as cutting ribbons and giving speeches,the question we must ask is if Mr savrin is the man to tick all the boxes and if the answer is no,then we have a democratic right to at least question the appointment,it is our country after all is said and done,

    • September 26, 2013

      I agree it’s time the Opposition present a nomiee!

  68. Smh
    September 26, 2013

    A high school dropout ! What good for d goose good for gander

    • Anonymous
      September 26, 2013

      Really? Didn’t know he was a high school drop out? So how did he qualify to be Ambassador to Brussels during the Freedom Party reign? Are you sure he didn’t further his studies after dropping out of high school?

      • malgraysa
        September 26, 2013

        You don’t have to be a graduate to be an ambassador either. Although that would normally be the case in developed contries but it is not an absolute requirement.

  69. HomeAlone
    September 26, 2013

    Politics will be the final nail I the coffin for Dominica’s existence.
    When will politicians learn they are here to serve the better interest of the country not their party??
    When will politicians realize that their power comes from empowering the people and not enforcing their will??

    When will Politicians think as mature men and women and not as vindictive children??

    When will Labor,UWP , Freedom develop a wholistic plan and come together for the betterment of the lives of Dominicans!

    Mr. Savarin you are clearly “partisan” and it’s MY OPINION that you will preside over the country with a bias towards those that put you into the office of president!

    Mr. Skerrit please put someone that is neutral and get over yourself!

  70. September 26, 2013

    Brian Alleyne would be a perfect candidate for the job….he would be a second President Sorhaindao…

    • Dominican
      September 26, 2013

      so u say but who tell u the man want to be president if he wanted to be president he would have atleast make an effort.

    • POSITIVELY DOMINICAN
      September 26, 2013

      Mr Brian Allyne is too objective for them. The want someon shoo is Partisan and bias

      • POSITIVELY DOMINICAN
        September 26, 2013

        Correction ….. They want someone who is partisan and bias

  71. grell
    September 26, 2013

    Is the prime minister mad,he forces Savarin to resign the nominate him as president,just so he can have his way in the parliment,outrageous.Lennox am calling on you and the people of Dominica to stop Skerro.This guy really doesnt respect the constitution.

  72. Sparky
    September 26, 2013

    No one seems to have seen that comming.
    BOOM . . UWPites, Take that! BOOM . . Freedomites, Take that!
    Laborites, don’t have a problem with what the Migthy one does!

    • Jay
      September 26, 2013

      Sparky, rejoice now because there will be little time left before we’ll be snlaved again.This is only a prelude to Roosevelt Skerrit’s own inauguration as executive Prisdent, for him to rule as he sees fit, beyond the reaches of the law.I don’t care which party you support, this will be darkest day in the history of Dominica for all of us. The day when we will have lost our freedom, thanks to the betrayal by the man who once led the Freedom party.
      History creates is own irony.

  73. No!
    September 26, 2013

    He is a High school DROPOUT too!

    Is ok to have a president without a degree but they bashing Lennox?

    Dominica FINI

    • Anonymous
      September 26, 2013

      Is that a fact. This man taught me in D.G.S. How come a high school drop out can be a high school teacher.

      • U follow
        September 26, 2013

        Assuming you are that old, consider how many of your children’s/neice’s/ nephew’s highschool teachers do not have a degree.

        I am only going by the Labor Party definition of highschool dropout, that is somebody without a degree, not somebody who literally dropped out of high school.

        U follow

    • look what you don't
      September 26, 2013

      Charles Savarin was a government scholar from Portsmouth attended and completed the Dominica Grammar School. He sat Alevels and did very well also he taught at the DGS. He joined the trade union movement and attended university in the united kingdom, was the Ambassador under the DAME and you know you had to be qualified ask LENNOX he should know about that. Has held many high level positions in the public service. the ONLY reason the opposition is crying foul is because they will not be able to push this president around. Well you had Mrs. Lafond and you cried wolf cry wolf once again come MONDAY he WILL be PRESIDENT and by TUESDAY all lennox and co will do is what they have for decades TALK and get nowhere.

      • #Behonest
        September 26, 2013

        and graduated with what? A degree in AIR?

    • Dominiquen
      September 26, 2013

      Charles Savarin taught at the DGS for many years.

  74. time to go
    September 26, 2013

    charlo dont love DOMINICA……………..boi pray for domincca…….we need helpppppppppppppppppppppppppppp 8-O 8-O 8-O

  75. zouk
    September 26, 2013

    bt wat madness dat nuh………….dominica in A STATE OF EMERGENCY………..this is one of the person dat is to blame for the damage being done in dominica..we doh want charlo…we doh want charlo…we doh want charlo……………time for labour to go…i cant take this anymore……………..

  76. lennox skerrit
    September 26, 2013

    Profound absurdness

  77. chow mien
    September 26, 2013

    Hey DNO,

    could you please arrange a peoples poll to determine the general consensus of the people on Mr. Savarin?

  78. Just so you know....
    September 26, 2013

    OMG this is pure madness!

  79. francis charles
    September 26, 2013

    I wish to congratulate Charlo,he is de best man for this post,most experienced and most confident

  80. really
    September 26, 2013

    oh this country need prayers

  81. John Jay
    September 26, 2013

    Are we forgetting what this man did in 1979 , he and his bands of hentchmen . This man should never be close toan Administration. Is it desperation time why you choose this guy. So many good citizen we do have in the country, Ma Leevy, Mrs. Charles former GM Aid bank, Audrey Thomas or even somebody from the north or Vielle case Magasay. That’s what we come to in Dominica. Let’s pray for someone good for President. The DLP should reconsider this appointment.

    • an observer
      September 26, 2013

      charlo help people like you today to seat behind your computer and say what you want. when he was negotiating for the people of Dominican, all edo and the rest enjoyed the forty days strike. had he not do what he did, the madness that some of do, and say is freedom of speech would not have that privilege. He did not put weapons in any bodies hand and say go fight. He was negotiating on every bodies behalf, and after the strike everybody was happy to stay home and still get paid. check the history. he did not ask defense force to open fire on people and kill young timothy, the only memory Dominicans had to remind them Edison came and whip it out. So if we want to blame, blame ourselves, because we all enjoyed what he did at the time. as the good book always say, those without and absolutely no sin cast the first stone.

      • mosqiut
        September 28, 2013

        Sabroache was a member of the trade union with Charlo. Did you know?

  82. 2 CuTe
    September 26, 2013

    I think Carlo is a good person for President is just that he is a Labourite ..

  83. KIP
    September 26, 2013

    Good Choice..

  84. Amen
    September 26, 2013

    Heavenly Father, we need your presence more than ever before in our blessed land. Deliver us from this blight that Labour has place on us. Bless, guide and protect us. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

  85. open eye
    September 26, 2013

    this country has just knock rock bottom, and we gotta get these bunch of communist out. its our kids that is gonna pay for these wrong doings in the near future

  86. carnation
    September 26, 2013

    Savarin????? 8-O ? Not even Eugenia Charles that would agree to that. That’s how our country come? Skerrit looking for people that he can control and take his . Shame on this people. Our country falling slowly and we Dominican’s need to do something about that.

  87. hmmmm
    September 26, 2013

    Charles Savarin! Oh my God! Are we that desperate! I remember the strike Charlo! I rememember! I remember how you tried to take food out of hard working people’s mouth. That’s my personal view. So many people in the country. If is so leave Eluid Williams. What is wrong with him anyway? You guys keep coming up with some strange choices. Just watching.

  88. Anonymous
    September 26, 2013

    Sick sick people ! No integrity, all they want is position.

  89. 4u2c
    September 26, 2013

    Charlo you will be verified if you meet the requirements of the constitution. I think this is a sign of desperation and I don’t think you are the best choice for president. But again, forget about what I think and lets us go on the basis of the constitution. You meet the requirements, then so be it!

  90. Thinking
    September 26, 2013

    Go ahead and hit the dislike button I don’t care but wasn’t this man on maternity ward some time aback nar?

  91. Yes I
    September 26, 2013

    lol….ok i must be dreaming. someone plz tell me this a joke…

  92. Nomination committe
    September 26, 2013

    Congratulations Charlo

  93. Tall
    September 26, 2013

    Seriously?

  94. ROSEAU VALLEY
    September 26, 2013

    What is worse about this situation is that the PM continues to disrespect our constitution and he is now insulting Dominicans.

    Once again there is no consultation with the Leader of Opposition. The PM is not even allowing the Leader of the Opposition the opportunity to disagree with him this time. No 14 days for Charlo-it is straight to election.

    Unlike Mr. Williams and Ms.Lafond, who did not deserve this kind of row-row appointment, Charles Saverin deserves it but not Dominica.

    Enough is enough. Will Charlo bring us another 1979 with him on the receiving end of the coolwash brigade this time. What goes around usually comes around.

    Respectfully
    Roseau Valley

  95. babalene
    September 26, 2013

    what has the Presidency come to my GOD! Please forgive them for they know what they do!!

  96. Anonymous
    September 26, 2013

    Well well skeritt this is a sad day in Dominica. No respect for the constitution at all. That’s why you always find yourself at odds with the opposition they will challenge the appointment there was no consultation you just doing as you please and this is the best you can do.wow you must know something the rest of us don’t know

  97. Hard Sheep
    September 26, 2013

    I smell an “in your face” stance being made there. And the equipment brings back Tony finger print.

    NOT GOOD FOR DOMINICA.

  98. NEVER
    September 26, 2013

    this is BS. I do not support this move. Really Skerrit? Charlo?

  99. RPSEAU VALLEY
    September 26, 2013

    No long post is required. We have nothing more to say beyond another reject to be DISCARDED.

    Respectfully
    Roseau Valley

  100. C
    September 26, 2013

    So it was true all the time? Mr Savarin had to vacate his seat as senator/minister to provide for a DEFECTION of one of the UWP executive members to move across as a senator/minister.

    It would appear that Alix and Jennifer Wallace were nothing but smoke screens.

    Indeed Mr. Skerritt contends he has executed the proverbial ‘coup de grace’on UWP, however it appears more like ‘hari-kari’ on Labour.

    Folks standby! you are in for a rough ride, there will be a lot of shocks and surprises in the next few days.

  101. Shameless
    September 26, 2013

    OK…”HELL NO TO CHARLO”……time for change in government…..we need MASSIVE PROTESTS in Dominica around the parliament building on Monday morning ala 1979. From Londonderry on Sunday to Roseau on Monday. All able bodied men, women, children should make themselves available to end that constitutional crisis once and for all. “Change Must Come” and that time begins NOW.

    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  102. Yoland Jno Jules
    September 26, 2013

    I want to be among the first to say congratulations to Mr. Charles Savarin as the new President of Dominica. These are the type of People we need to be in those positions, people who stayed here and serve the country from their youth to the age of senior citizen. Regardless of what others may say He served Dominica with distinction and that is the best choice for President weather he was minister or not he served as the best union leader, best politician, The man with the longest record of Public service in the Common Wealth of Dominica Congratulations to you Sir and good thinking of the Prime Minister Congrats. I wish you the best and will continue to pray for you May the Holy Spirit guide you both in all your doing and continued service to the Nature Island GOD BLESS YOU

  103. On My Own!!!
    September 26, 2013

    Congrats Charlo…..U served your country well!!!

  104. D/can2debone
    September 26, 2013

    I don’t think Dominicans forget the strike by CHARLO. Are you mad oh

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      September 26, 2013

      It is not even about the strike. That was a different time and different action may have been required then. However, in 2013-Charle as President is a great insult to Dominicans.

      We have to say NO!

      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

    • KIP
      September 26, 2013

      He must have been the only one demonstrating on the streets…

    • Realestl dominican
      September 26, 2013

      All positive changes come through revolution!

    • BLUEVEX
      September 26, 2013

      bla bla bla charlo for President like or not.

    • Sam
      September 26, 2013

      This is exactly why he should be President of Dominica. He knows first hand about constitutional crisis and has had experience in National conflict resolution.

      • babalene
        September 28, 2013

        so what you are really saying is install him so that we can have a national conflict for him to solve don t get it. The man hasn’t yet been installed and already he is a national conflict-

  105. john bess
    September 26, 2013

    This is so unacceptable,savarin must not be allowed to become president,this is horrific and destructive for Dominica.

    • way
      September 26, 2013

      Hi John Bess please explain

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      September 26, 2013

      Unacceptable is an understatement.

      This is despicable, shameful, disrespectful, distasteful, sickening, disgraceful, repulsive, nauseating, ghastly, unsatisfactory, below-par, outrageous, contemptible, offensive, shocking, shameful, boldface, wicked, appalling, vile………go ahead add some more!

      No respect to the Nominee
      Roseau valley

    • Realestl dominican
      September 26, 2013

      Obviously you a non supporter… that think ya should bun down all politician

    • BLUEVEX
      September 26, 2013

      Really what is wrong about it. UWP said they doh mind is savarin instead of Boyd. What is the problem.
      HE IS PRESIDENT AND A GOOD STATES MAN.

  106. iDoeNoBut . .
    September 26, 2013

    why does it appear difficult to get a sensible nominee? Charles Savarin? Really?
    Maybe the president needs to be elected by the people.

    • Joe
      September 26, 2013

      Ask the UWP cause up until now they CANNOT PRESENT A NOMINEE!!!! I guess it must be really very hard right!!!

      • JoJo
        September 26, 2013

        Joe if you want to go down with a sinking ship that is you but I jump already and swimming to shore and see many swimming around me. Your captain already has his lifeboat on the other side, out of sight while you still shouting on deck. Not me karson!

  107. Desmond
    September 26, 2013

    Lets see what the little god Linton and his band wagon has to say, but putting all jokes and jokers aside, this is a good man who has served Dominica very well, he has a very steady head on his shoulders and he knows his onions and I have every confidence based on his recent years and stewardship as a public figure that he will do the Country exceedingly well, and as a God fearing man he has no better guide.

    • Anonymous
      September 26, 2013

      obiviously he cannot be objective

    • Doc. Love
      September 26, 2013

      I hope you were not born in 1979. If you were at the hospital as a baby during the forty seven days strike, you should ask your mom what happened at the hospital.

    • Country Woman
      September 26, 2013

      U just come or you drink something?

    • Anonymous
      September 26, 2013

      You think so? I think his Ministry is one of the worst. Corrupt police, sale of passports, workers not receiving appraisals and the Fire Department….

    • NONESENSE
      September 26, 2013

      You think? Then you should ask people his age group about the unrest that occurred somewhere in the 1970’s when someone was shot to death and the country went into shutdown even having to ration basic food supply. According to them he instigated the whole process…it was like when hurricane david pass everything was from bottom up again. IS that what you are hoping for your children and their children and their cousins if they have any. A good man you say he put a curse on Brisbane business now almost 500 of us out of work…you think he’s going to offer to pay the bills and the money we owe to the bank for the roof over our head. The things they did in the past is having a damaging effect in 2013. Come with someone better. Again I don’t see the reason for ousting Mr Eluid Williams. In that short time he have proven worthy of the job.

  108. Looking in
    September 26, 2013

    Opposition, what is you all input on this crazy situation?

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      September 26, 2013

      Well not only the opposition. The constitution allows any (3) three members of the House to present a nominee of their choice for election. Therefore, we expect the “good men and women” among the bunch of parliamentarians to stand up for Dominica and be counted.

      Dr. Mac and Ian could lead that charge. For once, please stand up gentlemen and be counted for something lest you all fall for nothing.

      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

    • Mojo 1
      September 26, 2013

      Its not about the 3-man opposition team. It is a struggle for all Dominicans. So is what you and the many others say that matters. The real opposition is in the masses of disaffected people. So stop sitting idly around and expecting the measly 3-man opposition to do everything for you.

    • NONESENSE
      September 26, 2013

      I guess the opposition were still asleep eh cause according to this information the PM announced this this morning on DBS RADIO. Well well well this is the next level…that’s it then we have arrived.

  109. September 26, 2013

    We need Constitutional Reform. You cannot be a politician today and the following day be appointed President. Pure madness…

    • iDoeNoBut . .
      September 26, 2013

      so how much time must pass since one was a politician?
      who will verify that he/she is no longer a politician?

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      September 26, 2013

      yes,we do. But for now, we need to see the back of the DLP first. This is the more immediate challenge before us. The DLP simply has to go! Sjerrit, the Speaker, Dr. Mac and the rest must go with Charlo!

      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

    • D/can to De Bone (F)
      September 26, 2013

      I agree with Trevor. How on earth can we the people allows this to happen. We as dominican whether we are labourite , Uwpite member of parliament of all parties we should stand up to the quick fix appointment . While I support the government onn leading the country development I am totally disappointed on this choice as President . Pleople needs to talk and demonstate on the matter.

  110. Ferbreze
    September 26, 2013

    I SAY NO TO YOU CHARLO, GO HOME RETIRE AND GO AND RELAX

    • Anonymous
      September 26, 2013

      You got a president nominee?Nominate that person. If u don’t then shut the hell up.

      • time to go
        September 26, 2013

        wicked u wicked man………….. :twisted:

      • sense
        September 26, 2013

        in this day and age you displaying such ignorance in a democratic country. seriously. When people stop talking they start to act out.let people talk eh in this country we have enough fighting and killing in this world.

      • ???
        September 26, 2013

        You have your say let the other person gave theirs and get some respect. Anonymity does not give you the right to insult someone else.

      • Malgraysa
        September 26, 2013

        You sound remarkably like the Hon. Austrie??

      • love dominica
        September 26, 2013

        anonymous,you sound like ur “pm”.SHAME!!!!!!

      • CRYING
        September 26, 2013

        YOU ignorant hypocrite…go sing at the red clinic. shame,shame on you Dominicans.. you all cant tell the difference between forward and backward. Backwardness crippling the nation.

    • Putting it Right
      September 26, 2013

      But is relax he is going to relax. He is going to do exactly what you suggest – no ministerial pressure; no constituency pressure; no wondering whether he would be appointed senator next time around; just go and declare whatever/wherever open; take the salute when required; assent to his laws and be a thorn in you all’s side because you all don’t know who is the best person.

      Sala pweh zor!!!!

  111. Yes I
    September 26, 2013

    Why didn’t Skerrit just resign and become President. I smell desperation. I see self destruction.

    • then
      September 26, 2013

      then you would faint

    • RPSEAU VALLEY
      September 26, 2013

      We concur.

      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

    • Just sayin'
      September 26, 2013

      I think that was the plan, then he was not sure he would get the palace…

    • Real World
      September 26, 2013

      What the PM is doing is playing chess. Charlo would have never resigned if he wasn’t sure to get the position, either way, if we take it peaceful, Charlo stays, they win, if we rally, riot or war, the PM will declare a state of emergency, suspend the constitution and make himself the head of the executive a.k.a President. It’s not the came or the circumstance you are in it is how you play your game. We the people are stronger than the government and God is stronger than any force which is against our right to live abundantly. We need to pray, and we need to vote for a change. I am not against Labour, nor for workers, I am for country. I voting for a change!

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