New UWP senator told to always display ‘high level of dignity’

Williams is the new UWP senator replacing Ronnie Isidore
Williams is the new UWP senator replacing Ronnie Isidore

New United Workers Party (UWP) senator in the House of Parliament, Monelle Williams, has been cautioned that she should always conduct herself with a high level of dignity.

Williams was sworn in as senator on Tuesday morning and the advise came from fellow senator on the government side, Tammy Jean-Jacques.

“I would like to encourage senator Williams to conduct herself, both in and out of the parliament, with the highest level of dignity and respect at all times,” Jean-Jacaues stressed.

She pointed out that she has been the only female senator in the house since the 2009 election and was happy that the UWP brought in a female senator on its side.

“Senator Williams, I congratulate you,” Jean-Jacques stated.

Former prime minister and MP for Marigot, Edison James, told Williams that she should familiarize herself with the rules of the House.

“This is the highest court of the land. There are rules in this House and I would urge you, senator Monell Williams to be familiar with the rules,” he stated.

Opposition leader, Hector John, told Williams that he hopes she bring meaningful contributions to the House.

“Senator Williams bring to parliament gender balance,” he stated. “She is bright, she is articulate and she will be giving the people of the St. Joseph constituency meaningful representation in the House of Parliament.”

Prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, told the new senator that if she is looking for leadership and guidance, she should look to the Dominica Labour Party side of the House.

He noted that the absence of UWP leader, Lennox Linton, in parliament as a sign of the party’s “very little regard for women.”

“Senator Williams, I sympathize with you that at a time like this your political leader would be present to urge you along, to congratulate you, to give you that support because you’re coming into the Parliament for the first time,” Skerrit said. “But we are not surprised by this, Madam Speaker, because your party in the Parliament has had a record of giving very little regard to women in particular.”

Williams replaces Ronnie Isidore who has been at odds with the hierarchy of the UWP for some time now.

 

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108 Comments

  1. July 2, 2014

    @I often wonder July 2, 2014 Liz Canada hasn’t helped you become more aware ? All the good debates in the parliament there!
    As a former teacher as you proclaim, I wonder what ,how did you teach.
    Give someonelse your Canadian citizen ship so he she maybe exposed and become developed and aware. You failed and continue to make use of your presence in Toronto

    Apparently, you are an individual who knows a little bit about me–since you refer to me as Liz–but who the hell are you?.

    and so your judgment of me is as empty as the numskull whom you are; hiding being a fake name, I challenge you to write your real name before that comments of yours above or else I want nothing to do with cowards like you

  2. Anonymous
    July 2, 2014

    Thank God Senator Williams is in parliament to teach PM some etiquette. He needs to attend speech therapy for him to learn to speak properly. TO BE HONEST HE IS ONE OF THE WORSE PM WE HAVE HAD IN DOMINICA REPRESENTING US IN…THE MAN IS A BULLY….How long not long…..HE SHALL BE MOVED……

  3. Hiker
    July 2, 2014

    the Pm should be on the windies team: great spin doctor. he must have rehearsed himself with mud all over waiting for Lennox in the parliament with the help of his cheerleaders and his bodyguard madame speaker with their gutter politics legacy…. well skerro just debate him, the college organize something you get loose bowel aka vant menne and u sent ambassador A (mr shameless).
    And you miss Jean Jacques with your spin about woman displaying good values in parliament.. hello what about ” madame speaker, or ABK, or de “old speaker” enemy number one of laudat? I hope u caution Dr. Daroux with his explicits

  4. Not a herd follower
    July 2, 2014

    Senator Tammy Jean Jacques’ statement was the most welcoming and respectful of all the remarks made on the occasion of the swearing-in of Senator Monelle Williams.

    I could not believe the Prime Minister. No generosity of spirit from him. He showed the small man that he is, unable to get away from the gutter even for three minutes.

  5. Doc. love
    July 2, 2014

    It has been over ten years and Skeritt is yet to dump the political mapuis, rum shop talk, gutter politics, political garbage in the garbage bin. Senator Monelle has done nothing to him, why remind her of what happened at her former employment, as though she is the queen of tardiness. Parry once reported that Public Workers lacked the ability to produce, in other words, he lamented the fact that productivity was at a low in Government Offices. If this is the case, Skeritt’s problems should not have been with Senator Monelle Wiliiams but with public workers, who are right in his face.

  6. Neg Mawon
    July 2, 2014

    The more the PM speaks the better he gets so go one PM….

  7. Anonymous
    July 2, 2014

    These days the more Skerro talks the better he gets…keep on talking PM

  8. JoJo
    July 2, 2014

    I watched Roosevelt Skerrit perform in the House yesterday jabbing constantly with his finger and the thumb of his other hand stuck in his waist belt, just Benito Mussolini used to do. . All I could see was like a bully in the school playground, surrounded by his lackeys that must pander to him. Do you remember the type from your school days.? And then so obviously the Speaker indulging him like a favourite aunty, letting him have his say without interruption, with a mild ticking on the fingers if at all whilst she did everything in her power to curtail and frustrate the opposition with her absurd interpretations of her little bible. With no stretch of the imagination can that lady be called impartial. Didn’t you observe her rolling her eyes when Hon. Prevost was addressing the House? Disgraceful, distasteful, despicable! An embarrassment to the country.
    ?

    • Gary
      July 3, 2014

      Wow, Observations like this say more about the observer than what was observed.

  9. Shrink 4 RS
    July 2, 2014

    I do not know this guy named Skerrit but been following him since he was installed by the opportunists who allowed it.
    This guy is a ……………………………….(your choice, just fill in the blank.)He is always odd in comments and responses.
    This is an indication of a fundamental unresolved juvenile issue which affects his choice of responses. Now that he has slipped through the cracks and became P.M it will continue to be magnified( it cannot only be corrected) treatment for such personality disorders is irradication from office by any means available.

  10. Dominican
    July 2, 2014

    I think that the PM is right in saying what he said about Linton. He may not be a member of parliament but he is the leader of the UWP, in these historic events, a leader should go out of his or her way recognise a difference. Though I will not support the UWP’s disability, I will congratulate Ms Williams for becoming a senetor in the Dominica House of Assembly. Good for Dominica.

  11. Anonymous
    July 2, 2014

    Clear de way Kelvey. Monnie coming down!
    Congratulations to you ms. Williams.

  12. Track lover
    July 1, 2014

    @Lizavier4Jesus.Are you a fool when was Lennox elected to the parliament for him to give welcome speech in the house.He has already welcomed ms Williams, He was responsible along with other members of the UWP for her selection as a senator,so go speak you foolishness on the animal show;that’s where such garbage belongs not on DNO.

    Congratulation to Monelle I know you will continue to make us proud.

  13. Neutral
    July 1, 2014

    I always wonder why everything in Dominica has to be about politics. I now have the answer. The PM leads the pack, he sets the standard that the everyone else follows. The PM’s comments were totally uncalled for and inappropriate for the occasion.

  14. women in politics
    July 1, 2014

    Democracy means voices are heard the international paliarmentry union is committed to ensuring that wwmen half,of the world population are able to participate equally in politics if unique research and data on women political participation is widely used barometer on progress God bless ms monelle I say to the haters don’t touch. God anointed monellenwilliams.

  15. July 1, 2014

    So the PM does not even know how someone become a member of Parliament? He DOH call election yet but he seeing Lennox as Member of Parliament already. Mister must be losing it or he just dunce.

    Take your time Mr. PM the seat you now disgracefully hold in Parliament will soon be filled by Mr. LINTON in an honourable way.

    • CIA on the Watch
      July 2, 2014

      Careful what you ask for Hon Prime Minister. We recall when he invited Lenox Linton to come into the Political Ring and when Mr Linton respond they all get Mal vert (bad stomach)

  16. July 1, 2014

    Welcome Miss MONELLE/// :wink:

  17. dominican
    July 1, 2014

    But but but we not easy in this country jeanjaques have you told your friend darroux he must conduct himself in and out of Parliamen. Stop being hypocrites please. Where were you when a particular minister told a police officer to haul his mothers …. at world creole festival gate. Stop this bull. Is coming to parliament on time the best advice he could give ms Williams when his own ministers walks in late. Stop this game its a good thing you can’t get her fired out of the house. Her boss to this job is team Dominica And St Joseph constituency voters. Kelver get off your horses and stop hating you just keep trying to mimick Skerrit get your own identity.

    • For Real
      July 2, 2014

      St. Joe don’t need a fly by night. We need a person with integrity and morals. Where and what Monell has done before UWP took her out of Layou Park. Keep idolizing her and we will give you the true picture

      • Anonymous
        July 2, 2014

        Take that beam out of your eye first.

  18. I amwhatiam
    July 1, 2014

    We really have stupid people in the labour party. Ml dounce cats Lennox has no say in parliament, he is not a elected member of the house. His business is outside the house and not inside. The time will come when he will be elected he will surely present himself on behalf of the people of Dominica as the Prime Minister, you all are asking for him, you will surely get him.

  19. Sout Man
    July 1, 2014

    Focusing on Lennox Linton during a 5 minute swearing in ceremony is a distraction and is in poor taste, in my opinion. To declare him incompetent and disinterested as ‘Face the Facts” did, is a real stretch. Lennox cannot address the Chamber. He would risk being arrested by the sergeant at arms to even attempt to do so since he is not a member of the legislature.

    If Honorable Hector John can command the support of 10 other members of the House, tomorrow, July 2nd, he becomes the Prime Minister; not Mr. Linton. So, why focus on a non issue when the chamber is scheduled to debate the CCJ? The 5 minute ceremony is only procedural. Get a life!

    • A Doubting Thomas
      July 3, 2014

      Sout Man maybe you should be asking why The Honourable Hector John is not the Leader of the UWP.

  20. I amwhatiam
    July 1, 2014

    Skerrit is asking for Lennox imput in parliament and he is not a member of the house may be Skerrit was in dreamland he doesn’t want him there at the same time he wants him there. He wanted him in the ring, when he got there up to this moment he cannot accept him there. It wont be long he will surely be there, prepare for his coming.

  21. Reader
    July 1, 2014

    To Monelle Williams (if you read DNO): :-D

    While I do not support your party, I wish to offer my sincere congratulations to you on being sworn in as a senator in the Hon. House of Assembly. The House is in need of more female members and I am proud of you for answering the call. You have a great future ahead of you. Be guided by love of God, service to others and always let your conscience be your guide.

    • Papa Dom
      July 2, 2014

      I wish you would heed your own advice

  22. Amazed
    July 1, 2014

    I have come to the conclusion that something is definitely wrong with the PM. How can a none member of parliament speak in the house during a sitting? I think the PM should be given a Psychiatric evaluation because only a mad man is capable of making such nonsensical statement. Ms. Williams, I commend you for giving your time selflessly for your country and the constituency of S. Joseph. I would like to see a debate between Senator Williams and the present parliamentary representative of S. Joseph. A previous post asked for her credentials, let us St. Joenians hear both candidates. St. Joseph has become the poorest community in the island under the watch of the labor party and we need to hear from our present parlrep why this has happened, hence the request for a debate. I think the people of St. Joseph needs to know why they should re elect a labor candidate to represent them in the up coming elections; before Mr. Darroux, there was Mr. Henderson and St. Joseph has become the most unproductive community in Dominica and that is why I think we should hear from both candidates the plans that they have to create a renaissance in the St. Joseph community.

    Ms. Williams I know that God is on your side, he has opened a bigger door of opportunity for you that is bigger than the one that was closed a few months ago. keep up the good work, with God on your side all things are possible.

    • A Doubting Thomas
      July 2, 2014

      I think some of us deliberately try not to understand. Or we have poor listening skills. Where did the PM ask the UWP Leader to address the House?

      • Anonymous
        July 2, 2014

        Nice try at spinning this story Thomas but alas, I doubt you too.

      • Anonymous
        July 2, 2014

        If you change your name that will be a good start!

  23. July 1, 2014

    i am so sad because our pm is making the rest of the world look at dominica as a laugthing stalk of the world because is only members of the house can welcome eney new member into the house skerro when you are giving jokes give jokes on your own time when you are doing the people,s buisness in the house please be serious and don,t act like you are already mental best you wait for after the general elections result before you loose it labour must go change is a must not an option

    • A Doubting Thomas
      July 2, 2014

      I give up.

      Because I see there is an echo going on the blog. Think people, think.

      Have anyone of you ever went to see your son or daughter or best friend graduate? Or may you were the one graduating.

      Did you speak at the graduation or were you there to congratulate the graduate and when they or you looked in the crowd, you see the faces of those who care for you, beaming with pride and witnessing an important milestone in their life and sharing in your happiness and your achievement.

      I cannot see what there is to misunderstand.

      • Anonymous
        July 2, 2014

        “Have anyone of you ever went”? You are giving yourself away doubter. This typical, poor American misuse of English grammar. It should correctly read: ” Has anyone of ever gone”. I doubt you did your schooling in poor old Dominica, where any English teacher would have corrected you straight away.

      • Anonymous
        July 2, 2014

        “Have anyone of you ever went”? You are giving yourself away doubter. This is typical, poor American misuse of English grammar. It should correctly read: ” Has anyone of ever gone”. I doubt you did your schooling in poor old Dominica, where any English teacher would have corrected you straight away.

      • Drunk in love
        July 3, 2014

        Andddddd yourrr pointttt issssss??????? stupesssssssssss.

      • Gary
        July 3, 2014

        To Anonymous

        Thank God for The Mind. Nothing you have said regarding the grammatical error prevented me form understanding Doubting Thomas argument. You are so laughable with your correction, quote, Has anyone of ever gone” wow. I do understand what you meant to say. The lesson from all this let us first understand each other before criticizing.

    • Ce Sa
      July 2, 2014

      I told you he was LOCO!!!!!!!! :?: :-x

  24. ?
    July 1, 2014

    At a time like this de PM is urging Monelle to look to DLP for leadership.
    Hahaha ………you are so insulting.
    De same DLP that insulted monelle on de platform in her own village st. Joseph for the world to hear……. then tony and krazy lambasting de female on radio….not Eve this Jean Jacques
    girl showed any sympathy…….now she talking about dignity

    … don’t allow people to put words in your mouth
    After all that monelle has been through by the DLP it can’t break her drive, her spirit
    Where you been hiding jean Jacques you suddenly come out. Where is Jacinta charles?
    PM, why are you so obsessed with Linton to be around you?
    This may just be a strategy to allow de Dominican public to observe just how insecure you are
    Whenever I listen to kairi I look around and I keep my ears to the ground I certainly don’t get the impression that this is a government who got 18 to 3 constituencies in the last election……de pm fighting against a talkshow host/journalist to l
    After 10 years you unable to go into a debate with a novice like Linton and cut him down to pieces and put UWP to rest.
    Not impressive……. I voting my conscience this time around

  25. July 1, 2014

    Maybe DNO did not have to choose that particular saying of Mr. Skerrit for this news article–I am sure that this was not all he said–but they have a good reason to do so..

    Because a reader like me would wonder how come there is nothing said to Monelle at this special event of hers, by her party leader–Lennox Linton, And so, that is the reason we need to know.

    Mr. Skerrit has the right to mention this in his speech to Monelle; no one else should do it but him.

    • ()
      July 1, 2014

      Skerrit does not have the capacity to say anything good about those who oppose the wicked, corrupt, despotic ways that he is governing this country, but to use his gutter politics style to SELF DESTRUCT!

    • well!
      July 1, 2014

      oh jesus!!!

    • well!
      July 1, 2014

      oh jesus!!! :(

    • JoJo
      July 1, 2014

      Dear Lady. This is a cheap shot I somehow did not expect from you. First of all, mr. Linton is not a member of the House, so he has no business being there. Secondly, the very fact that Ms. Williams was appointed a Senator must tell you that Mr. Linton thinks very highly of her. I’m sorry but your remarks put you in the same low league as the P.M.

      • July 2, 2014

        I agree with you Ms.Williams have to be much sharper on her feet when it comes to being in side that pit hole call Parliament run by Skerrit. who should know that Mr Lennox Linton could not be in the house according to the Dominica Constitution

      • Gary
        July 3, 2014

        To jojo

        It is so sad at the foolishness you have written.There is something called the public gallery, Linton has all the right to sit in the public gallery and listen to The Parliament proceedings, as to his non attendance we do not know why, it is his decision.

      • Gary
        July 3, 2014

        To Citizen for Change

        I would like you to show us where in The Constitution that states Linton is forbidden to sit in the Public gallery and listen to The Parliament proceedings.

    • Anonymous
      July 1, 2014

      @lizavier4jesus. You read but you don’t understand doom doom. How the hell do you expect Lennox Linton to comment is he a member of the house. How pathetic.

    • Views Expressed
      July 1, 2014

      I do not expect anything better, decent or statesmanship from Skerrit. It is below par and with Monelle then in the house, he and his DLP people will have to rise and raise the standard and quality of decorum and decency in Parliament that Monelle brings.
      Good luck Monelle, do not allow this despicable Men to distract you.

      I know you will rise to the occasion……most of them Can`t.

  26. July 1, 2014

    thank you oh lord our prayers are being answerd monell will bring a lot of good discussion in the house in the area of gender balance woman power and give the st joe constituency some representation which was lacking the st joe people vote for a parlrep to enjoy a salary but the people are dying in poorverty what a shame on all the labour party parliamentarians are doing the same thing once they are elected they does not care about those people who voted for them time is now change is a must not an option make way for the blue we going all the way with james alexander in grandbay no more of fooling the people the people get wise

  27. A Valley Man
    July 1, 2014

    I think something is terribly wrong with the way Laborites think, why should lennox write to the House explaining why he miss the sitting of Parliament when he is not a member of Parliament .How can the Mr. Skerrit say that the absence of the Party’s Leader from Parliament is a sign of the Party’s “very little regard for women’ when it is that same party and its leader who replaced a man for a woman in Parliament. I think Skerrit is loosing it day by day whenever he speaks. He appears to be very disturb and frightened. Mr Skerrit should know that no other party in the history of Dominica except the UWP ever had three elected women in Parliament. Once again I say congratulation Senator Monel Williams, I have no doubt whatsoever that you give effective representation to women ,the youth and your people of the St Joseph Constituency. It is my hope that you will soon be the next Parliamentary Representative of the St Joseph Constituency.

    • %
      July 1, 2014

      @ A Valley Man
      Skerrit is Dominicas greatest DUNCE CAT! That,s why!
      Plus the pressure of packing up is on him, SO HE CANNOT THINK CLEARLY!

    • Channel 1
      July 1, 2014

      @A Valley Man – I agree with you. Either Roosevelt has lost his mind or his mind has lost him.

      He is clearly desperate. He is attempting to use whatever opportunity he gets to blast Lennox. If Lennox had shown up in parliament, Roosevelt would no doubt have found some twisted way to say something about Lennox being in the parliament.

    • Osanna Mowanga
      July 1, 2014

      This shows what kind of pm the cpountry has. the man does not know what he is talking about. what a poor ,disgraceful leader

    • Hamilton Joseph
      July 2, 2014

      To you the Dunce Cats ,The Valley Man JOJO,The Peritte Savanne Voter and the other Dunce Cats,i do believe that you all have no understanding on reading and understanding,the Prime Minister did not ask for Lennox Linton to give any speech all he said as I read on DNO is that the UWP leader Lennox Linton was not in Parliament ,which meant that he was not there to show any support to Miss Williams,he could have been there in the Gallery as a sign of respect to the new Senator wGo learn to read and understand hich I am definitely sure that he was the one who ask the Leader of the opposition to nominate her ,so he could have been there in the Gallery just like any other citizen.

      • Anonymous
        July 2, 2014

        You sound just like Skerro , pissed off because Lennox did not take the bait. You think Lennox sitting in the gallery for Skerro to throw mwpwui under the protection of the House? No garcon, he smarter than that. Sorry, you lost again.

    • Anonymous
      July 2, 2014

      Angelo said it in one of his recent shows. The P.M. would appear to be suffering from severe pathological NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder) and that is no joke.

  28. Top up
    July 1, 2014

    A total lack off Respect from the pm and others in the welcome to the new senator.
    Will Dominica ever command respect.

    • T
      July 1, 2014

      Did he ever have respect? The answer is NO! HE CANNOT DO BETTER. You cannot give what you do not have.

      • Ma Moses
        July 2, 2014

        You see that? What he wants most he can not get, repect. Poor man. I pity him.

  29. coey
    July 1, 2014

    Mr Skerrit Sir are you about to self destruct you say so many unnecessary things some times you leave people to wonder if there is something wrong with your mind, sir you are an adult think wisely before you speak. if you giving a joke you must say so.

    • Road boy
      July 1, 2014

      my good friend our so call pm is still a child so don’t look for nothing to good to come out his month that’s all I can say, you can see well that this C think Dominica is his and some of the rest kids with him

  30. Anonymous
    July 1, 2014

    We never see or hear from Senator Jean Jaques except when the House sits. Anyway, this is good advice and I hope especially the Speaker will take it to heart also and stop indulging Skerrit as a favourite wayward son.

    • Solo
      July 1, 2014

      But you must admit that whenever she speaks she gives some thought-provoking and meaningful contributions…just like today. Good advice indeed!

  31. JoJo
    July 1, 2014

    Lennox Linton looking for bigger things? To replace Roosevelt Skerrit as P.M.? I note mr. Linton has a more methodical approach and is not subject to the bouts of anger I see displayed in the P.M.’s demeanour. What I’m seeing is even his parliamentary colleagues cowering before him. That is not healthy.

  32. Wish I were there
    July 1, 2014

    How can Linton Urge Senator Williams along or congratulat her in the house when he is not a member of the house. Are non house members allowed to speak in the house now?

    Just asking

    • ??????????????????
      July 1, 2014

      Question for the brainless slaves of Skerrit to answer!

      • July 2, 2014

        Something that concerns me is that document that was served on Mr. Lennox Linton for comments he made at the St. .Joseph Youth Rally regarding young ladies and the conduct of some ministers, what I’m wondering why would these 18 ministers allow themselves to be ridicule and to destroy their careers with such a ridiculous Charge, and do they think of their families and how their children will be look upon in the Public I just don’t understand what calibre of Ministers we have in our GOV’T . It is my opinion that Tony / Lennox (lawyers) are willing to destroy these persons lives, but we are all waiting for the day and we are going to know and hear the ladies tell their stories plus the evidence Mr. Linton have in his possession these minister better think it over because this is not going to shake the people but encourage them not to vote them back in power, we the public are calling for CHANGE and we begin to see it Miss. Williams is in the HOUSE … Mr. Linton thank you .

  33. Morihei Ueshiba
    July 1, 2014

    Lennox Linton will be our next pm, skerro put that in your pipe and smoke it, your time is up.

    • Malpardee
      July 1, 2014

      Dream on..

    • Wey papa
      July 2, 2014

      Mucho evidence, boy look embarrassment, Ifeeling sorry for them Fellas :-|

  34. %
    July 1, 2014

    LINTON IS DOMINICA,S MOST POTENT ADVOCATE against women abuse and exploitation by leaders from amongst us. He will talk about it from the top of the mountain or from the depth of the deepest valley, and no Senior CuCum or DUNCE, INSULTIVE AND CLUELESS leader in government can stop him. THIS IS NOT LENNOX STYLE!!!!!!!!!!!.
    Monell would not join Team Dominica/UWP, if it did not have people who advocate strongly against women abuse, exploitation and denegration AND LENNOX LINTON IS THIS PERSON!!!!!!
    HOW LONG?
    NOT LONG!.

  35. Face the Facts
    July 1, 2014

    We are still waiting to know her credentials. We already know she is a woman which is quite obvious. Can she also spell and write properly and also prepare an excellent script without the help of others, at least basically?

    • Dorival John
      July 1, 2014

      Here we go again, commenting on something you have no idea of.

      Monelle gave the best speech at the UWP rally in Londonderry. Her speech was highly praised, even by detractors. And her credentials have been published in the media.

      You sit in Canada, knows nothing of what is going on in Dominica and yet pretends to know everything and even go as far as insulting people and even DNO.

      Why don’t you come to Dominica and see what is going on before you comment. Or just shut up.

      • JoJo
        July 1, 2014

        Hear, hear. Ms. Williams’ speeches are all crafted by herself, it all comes from her own mind. She is a natural talent and the opposition are lucky to have her in their camp. Dorival is right. You’re sitting there in Canada, pontificating on things you have no knowledge or experience of. At best you are a nuisance, at least an irritant.

    • I wonder why
      July 1, 2014

      Don’t be a hater, does being a senator require a high school diploma or a college degree? Look at all those educated people on the government side; what are they doing? They cannot even articulate a simple word. Give the woman a break, credentials or not she stepped forward to offer her service for her country what have you done.

    • Road boy
      July 1, 2014

      I cant help but to call you fulllllllll that’s how this pm have you and the rest that think after him there is no more the pm is the only young person in Dominica this days but his time come to go

    • AJ
      July 1, 2014

      And am wondering if you yourself have some wisdom. You appear to lack sense. If she could not spell she would not have been delivering those speeches at such high quality on the UWP platform. That’s the only thing some people good at; bringing down people . Give people their credit where they earn it ..SMH

    • Papa Dom
      July 2, 2014

      Funny you should ask that when your leader depends on a baja man to write a simple speech for him to inform the nation of the date for election.

    • Me
      July 2, 2014

      Oh please, Mr Obama who is an orator does not write his speech himself. I little kaka wat have written many speeches, for four different Ministers, including the PM and acting PM. So you comments does not hold any water.
      People have very good ideas that they can articulate but they may not be able to put it on paper the way they want to.
      Get your understanding in order.

  36. Lucy
    July 1, 2014

    Pity Skerrit the man cannot help himself- don’t get angry with him- In political, non political or policy affairs and matters, I have set the bar very low for this guy a long time ago.

  37. Anonymous
    July 1, 2014

    “Senator Williams, I sympathize with you that at a time like this your political leader would be present to urge you along, to congratulate you, to give you that support because you’re coming into the Parliament for the first time,” Skerrit said. “But we are not surprised by this, Madam Speaker, because your party in the Parliament has had a record of giving very little regard to women in particular.” :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: TO DIVIDE AND TO RULE, WILL ONLY TEAR US APART. SMH on the pm.

  38. *rollingeyes*
    July 1, 2014

    If uwp had little regard for women, Ms. williams would not be in the position that she is in now. and for your info she’s highly endorsed by Mr. Linton. He spoke about it on q95.

    good.

  39. %
    July 1, 2014

    Lennox Linton has won the hearts and minds of so many people that those people already know that whenever he is absent fromn functions like these, it is for matters THAT ARE ABSOLUTELY AND TOTALLY BEYOND HIS CONTROL. It’s not like Skerrit leaving the country and no one knows where he is going to on their tax money, Is it Vanuato, Cayman Islands, Venezuela, Macau, etc OR like Skerrit being asked a simple question and telling the people ” Go To Hell”…I am sure if Linton was given the opportunity to respond to Skerrit on the spot he Skerrit would stay MOO MOO, because he knows that compared to Lennox he is an accomplished DUNCE CAT, and Linton would treat him as such.
    Is it that Skerrit is jealous of the type of candidates that Team Dominica is attracting? Is it that he does not know that Monell WOULD NEVER EVER join such a Labour Party? Why can’t he go to school to learn that?.
    But nothing can stop the change that is taking place.
    Skerrit can try clutching at straws. IT CANNOT WORK!
    Linton will remain an advocate against WOMEN ABUSE AND INSULT,IN DOMINICA AND THE CARIBBEAN, AND THIS is resonating well with the electorate? Are you jealous Skerrit? AND NO ONE CAN STIOP THAT!
    HOW LONG?
    NOT LONG!

    • July 2, 2014

      Mr. Linton will never allow himself to fall into any trap of the PM and his supporters never,! Whenever Mr. Linton is not around it’s because he is out there doing business on behalf of the people of Dominica and Dominicans Ok.

  40. Young Lady
    July 1, 2014

    I just had a ‘lol’ moment at skerrit’s statement

  41. Lougaoo Mem
    July 1, 2014

    Congratulations Monelle Williams! Dominicans and women in particular are looking up to you, You’re an inspirational powerhouse, and the Almighty will continue to bless and guide you.

    You know what good leaders are made of. So it’s pointless that those who don’t have it tell you where to look for leadership. We know too well by their behavioral history that they lack the basics when it pertains to leadership.

  42. July 1, 2014

    Women are not easily swayed, mind you. Who rules the World, WOMEN.

    Excellent position, MONELLE. Put it to GOOD USE. SERVE YOUR PEOPLE RIGHT.

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    • Kamchatka
      July 2, 2014

      @Citizen – Since YOU claimed that it is women who run the world, is that the reason why the world (which you say women run) is in so much trouble of all sorts these days?

  43. Browne,C (Rastafari)
    July 1, 2014

    :mrgreen: Prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, told the new senator that if she is looking for leadership and guidance, she should look to the Dominica Labour Party side of the House. :mrgreen: Roosevelt Skerrit just does not know how to express himself fluently and/or coherently. He is like a fat kid in a cake shop! Go Monell, show mister how it’s done! :mrgreen: Show them some St. Joe pride and joy.

  44. shaka zulu
    July 1, 2014

    The PM cannot even bring himself to say congratulations. What statemanship. Even in absence he cannot help talk about Lennox. I think skeritt goes to bed and wakes with Lennox Linton on his mind. Be patient Mr. Prime minister you will soon have Lennox in the house. Hopefully the labour party will appoint you a senator when you lost your seat to Birmingham. If you so confident call elections tomorrow.
    Guess you cannot believe a half and half is now in parliament. Don’t worry you will not believe it when you voted out. Dominica and its treasury does not belong to u.

  45. grell
    July 1, 2014

    Her you go SKerro trying to put a division between the young lady and Linton,Linton am sure has a good reason why he is absent. When you live in a glass house dont throw stones.Due respect to you Ms.Williams am sure you will do an outstanding job representing the people of St.Joseph,not what i have seen by the incompetence of the sitting minister.Keep your head high always and let no one keep your morals down.Good luck to you.

    • damian
      July 1, 2014

      Unbelievable that the PM chose to have a political dig at Mr. Linton .
      He of all people, should know Man cannot be in two places at the same time. Whats he already attempting ”To Buy Miss Williams”?
      she dow have price , she too classy for that , her morality not for sale .

      • I often wonder
        July 2, 2014

        Liz Canada hasn’t helped you become more aware ? All the good debates in the parliament there!
        As a former teacher as you proclaim, I wonder what ,how did you teach.
        Give someonelse your Canadian citizen ship so he she maybe exposed and become developed and aware. You failed and continue to make use of your presence in Toronto.

      • Ma Moses
        July 2, 2014

        The P.M. remark were full of sarcasm, what a shame. Of course, they would like to have someone like miss Williams on their side.because they have no one that can match her style or caliber. But maybe mr. Skerrit would be scared for that too because she would rival him.

    • happy
      July 1, 2014

      I think the Prime Minister is correct when he said that linton has no regards for the women in this country, truth is truth, and must be spoken,, where is he toendorse this young female sanator hmm?? Is this the right way to present your senator?? Gush man!! What good reason can he have not being for not being there? In such an important time in miss William life?? Tell me.. And if there was a reason , he could have given in writing so that the house would see a level of responsibility in him..

      • %
        July 1, 2014

        @happy
        Your dam HYPOCRITE AND smoked brain. How many times have you asked Where is Skerrit, when he disappears out of state and his secret trips are being finacnced by tax payers money? Is it that you were scared that he would insult you? Can you remember the “Go to Hell”, said to puppets and crumb pickers like you THREE TIMES?.
        Lennox is such a statesman, that most of us do not have to even ask. ONCE HE IS ABSENT, WE KNOW THAT IT WAS JUST NOT POSSIBLE.
        Monnel knows that. Go ask her to get the kind of reply a soon to be government minister will give to you. Make sure you won’t hear “Go To Hell”.
        I GUESS LINTON IS ADVOCATING AGAINST WOMEN ABUSE SOMEWHERE . No wonder that he is so loved.
        HOW LONG?
        NOT LONG!

      • Princess
        July 1, 2014

        Stop repeating rubbish on DNO please. If Mr. Linton cant be there he just cant, you people screw up everything. sometimes the PM really makes me laugh.

      • Leaves you 2 wonder
        July 1, 2014

        My friend happy, please be reminded that Mr Linton is not an elected member of parliament, the leader of the Opposition Mr. Hector John will take care of business on behalf of the opposition that includes UWP Fredom Party And the Peoples Progressive Party, Just a small advise to you.

    • Anonymous
      July 1, 2014

      Linton absent already? Heeheehee

      • Ce Sa
        July 1, 2014

        Idiot :mrgreen:

      • rainbow
        July 1, 2014

        sac sot. Linton is not a member of parliament. you understand that?

      • >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
        July 1, 2014

        @Anonymous Your darn fool. You must be a GREEDY LABOURITE, writing this crap. Your Moron! IS LINTON IN PARLIAMENT?

    • Face the Facts
      July 1, 2014

      What the PM stated is correct . You are always quick to criticize the PM and not Linton, your god whom you exalt no matter what he does as if he is never wrong and can do no wrong.
      Who is incompetent? Why is Linton not present? What reason he had not to be absent and when a new UWP senator who was obviously approved and appointed by him was present in Parliament for the first time for her swearing-in ceremony. It appears that he is the incompetent one who is disinterested.

      • Dorival John
        July 1, 2014

        More flapping of gums.

        Lennox is not a member of parliament, so he won’t be seen in the chambers. Did Skerrit look in the visitor’s area where non members of parliament sit during parliamentary proceedings? Do you or he knows if Lennox was in there.

        Sit you rear end in Canada without knowing zilch and talk. Geez, everyone is tired of you already.

      • I voting for change
        July 1, 2014

        @ Face the facts you are a Lil monkey. The man is not part of parliament. U labourites look for all type of nonsense to feed on.so the pm doe no that? ) lol .This is the type of politics this labour party contributes .lies and deception.

    • Road boy
      July 1, 2014

      my friend the DLP is very good at that

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