Opposition demands PM “step aside”; PM legal team contemplates legal action

From left: Linton, Skerrit, Astaphan
From left: Linton, Skerrit, Astaphan

Leader of the Opposition, Lennox Linton, has written to Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit demanding that he resigns within 30 days in light of a still unfolding bribery scandal at the United Nations (UN).

The letter, dated October 30, Linton demanded that the Parliamentary Advisory Group on National Reconstruction, formed after the passage of Tropical Storm Erika, meet by November 6, and among other things, an agreement that Skerrit step aside aside for 30 days while the FBI completes its probe in the UN matter.

The Prime Minister’s legal team is not taking the matter lightly with Senior Counsel, Anthony Astaphan, describing the letter as disrespectful and malicious.

“That is the reason why Mr. Lennox Lawrence, on instructions of the Prime Minister, wrote him indicating that his letter was defamatory and out of place and that the Prime Minister intends to sue him,” Astaphans told privately-owned Kairi FM.

The matter began recently when Chinese billionaire, Ng Lap Seng, was arrested in New York and a federal prosecutor charged him with playing a central role in a $1.3 million bribery scheme to corrupt a former president of the United Nations General Assembly. Former Antiguan diplomat, John Ashe, and Francis Lorenzo, a diplomat from the Dominican Republic, were also ensnared in the matter.

Members of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) have been asking questions since the Prime Minister was seen in a photograph, taken before the arrests, with the men in Macau.

In his letter to Skerrit, Linton said, after TS Erika, Dominica “has been plunged by your dangerous affiliation with an alleged ‘Macau Crime Lord’ now charged for international racketeering, money laundering and other crimes …”

He wrote since the last time the Parliamentary Advisory Group met on September 21, 2015, “continuing revelation from a probe into corrupt practices at the United Nations by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in the US has severely tarnished the integrity on Dominica’s leadership and its capacity for good governance.”

“As members of Parliament elected to serve the public interest ‘without fear or favor of ill-will,’ we are duty bound to demand prompt resolution of this unfortunate state of affairs,” Linton wrote.

Further down in the letter Linton wrote, “In the civilized world, leaders in similar situations, take the honourable course of action and resign to clear themselves as fit and proper for leadership responsibility. Dominica deserves and therefore should demand no less.”

But Astaphan said the letter was the most disrespectful and malicious accusation one could make against a sitting Prime Minister, especially as Linton tries to tie them to investigation and charges that have been filed against those accused by the FBI.

He said the FBI’s investigation has been going on for five years and an affividavit made public by the FBI did not mention Dominica nor the Prime Minister.

“The affidavit has been circulated publicly, 37 pages longs, 53 paragraphs of detailed analysis of emails and evidence and not the slightest mention of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit or Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica,” Astaphan noted.

He stated the matter has to do with politics.

“We think it is absurd and outrageous that a man could put pen to paper like that to try to bring the country into disrepute simply as part of his own political gain …” he said.

He went on to say that is the reason why Linton was written to, indicating the defamatory nature of the letter and the Prime Minister intends to sue him.

Linton also asked Skerrit to disclose all information of any agreement signed in Macau on August 26, 2015.

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242 Comments

  1. dissident
    November 11, 2015

    SOMETING WONG!!!!!!
    get it right DNO!
    your first paragraph reads: ” Leader of the Opposition Lennox Linton, has written to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, demanding that he resigns within 30 days…”
    second paragraph : “The letter dated October 30, Linton demanded …….an agreement that Skerrit step aside for 30 days…..”
    You really blew it!
    Is lennox Linton asking de PM to resign in 30 days altogether?
    Is Lennox Linton asking the PM to step aside for 30 days?
    YOU BLEW IT!!!!!
    You know de contents of de letter and you have to be fumbling with what you really trying to say.
    LENOX LINTON ASK DE PM TO STEP ASIDE FOR 30 DAYS………HE DIDN’T ASK DE PM TO RESIGN WITHIN 30 DAYS!!!!!!
    YOUR CREDIBILITY WILL SINK!

  2. birds of a feather
    November 11, 2015

    There is a blogger called Lawrence Ettiene who is known to be one ‘ Covered by the blood’ I wonder if he still stands in the corner for Roosvelt and Lapseng

  3. too late
    November 11, 2015

    Dominicans shoukd be tired with dem fellas by now and their lawsuits. here are some issues that need addressing
    lapseng scandal
    corallo scandal
    zampolli scandal
    Olympic skiers scandal
    garbage bin scandal
    defraud bank scandal
    fertlizer scandal
    land transfer scandal
    passport racketeering scandal
    ship registration scandal
    alleged sexual abuse scandal
    1.5 million dollar scandal
    10,000 check to foreign minister scandal( where is it?)
    bloated electoral list scandal
    GOn Emmanuel scandal
    Villa scandal
    dual citizenship scandal
    300 million dollar loan scandal( where is it?)
    Bit coin scandal
    children’s hospital scandal
    my dominica trade house scandal
    gon emmanuel scandal
    seeko sehko scandal
    ditribution of cash by easy – door scandal
    bloated electoral list scandal
    Bribery scandal
    importation of voters scandal………….

    Elizabeth Xavier must love all these scandals

  4. camalah A Rum is a beach
    November 11, 2015

    seem like lennox Linton unsettled tony, pm and his gang. why these fellas seem on edge?

  5. Doc. Love
    November 11, 2015

    DNO has still gotten the headlines wrong, it should read, ” the Opposition demands Roosevelt Skeritt step aside, Roosevelt Skeritt legal team comtemplates legal action.” The letter was sent to the Prime Minister, from the leader of the opposition not Skeritt, therefore, any legal action to be taken should have been by the Attorney General Office. Are Dominicans to believe it was Skeritt who received the Mercedes Benz from NG not the Government. Are Dominicans to believe when Skeritt signed the documents with reference to the South South Corporation it was on his behalf and not on behalf of Dominicans. It is alleged NG has a diplomatic passport, are Dominicans to believe , it was a personal gift from Skeritt and not from the Government of Dominica. Are Dominicans to believe when the allegations were made that Skeritt intended to borrow $20 million from Ng, the money wasn’t for the Government. Are the hiring of the outside attorneys, jobs for the boys.

  6. The Real Facts
    November 10, 2015

    St. Vincent will be going to the Polls in December. It appears Linton wants an election soon. He wants the PM to step down so an election will be called.
    Prime Minister Skerrit, hold your ground. You were elected for four years. With the help of God may you complete them with health and strength. Keep praying and also for your enemies that God will confound them and put them to shame.
    May all fair and just Dominicans, good and genuine Christians pray for the PM and for his success in office for the next four years.
    One day at a time Sweet Lord Jesus, that’s all we’re asking of You. . . .
    God bless Dominica! God bless the PM! God bless all Dominican residents.
    God’s peace, harmony and unity!

  7. Caretaker
    November 10, 2015

    When something is too good to true then it is not true. One person is allowed to make 10 comments under an assumed name about the same subject. So where does the fault lies. You all don’t try to make sense out of something instead you are having goes at each other,don’t you realize that somebody somewhere is having a good laugh at you all. You all are campaigning who for, another 4 years. Stop these foolish comments and think of something positive, You all are too easily mislead.

    • too late
      November 11, 2015

      how does it affect you the number of comments a person makes? do u want to set a limit o the number of comments a person can write? i am sure this is the kind of thing roosvelt and his team would like to do to muzzzle those like mr linton who speak up against corruption

  8. Bagaila Bande
    November 10, 2015

    What a waste of ink and paper and most importantly brain cells! DNO stop wasting your megabytes and cyberspace with those nonsense stories! Dominicans need people who can help them solve their problems, not people who are so desperate for power that they will see a mouse and tell people they saw an elephant!

  9. November 10, 2015

    Happiest day of my life will be when Skerrit gets chatged for treason. It is long overdue. Until then Dominicans will suck salt.

  10. zuma
    November 10, 2015

    Lipton one would think that you are god fearing citizen. But that is so far away from the truth. Your campaign to bring down one man because of jealousy and greed. Your record speaks for itself. You r not able to keep a job to take care of your family. U r waiting to get at the helm of the ship so you can make big money as well since this is the position for that. Why are you routing for the downfall of the pm. U really want to see him in prison suffering away from his family his wife and kids. I call tell this is pure vengeance out of greed. I hope to god u r praying because god forbid you will be the one to fall head first first in the empty pool u r preparing for your brother in christ…this is not about dominica this is about u and the power u crave.

    • November 11, 2015

      @zuma November 10, 2015

      Yes indeed! You have spoken on my behalf!

      People like Lennox Linton do not know they must humble themselves so that God will exalt them. They don’t know that they will fail or be defeated in every plan to victimize their fellow brothers and sisters.

      This kind of mentality is deplorable–much, much, worse than what they are claiming to be corruption

  11. ML
    November 10, 2015

    Lennox stop dreaming you will never seat in that chair, you trying to destroy my PM name, til

  12. THIS IS THE LAND OFF MY BIRTH
    November 10, 2015

    take time linton you will never b dominica prime minister..

    • bare face
      November 10, 2015

      He so will be when the corruption scheme will decouver

    • HA!
      November 10, 2015

      Hey simpleton! Its not about Linton being Prime Minister. It’s about the rule of law and intergrity in p[ublic office.

  13. 4-cars
    November 10, 2015

    Take them down Linto. This is the beginning of the END for somebody / people, who thought they “owned” Dominica. Keep the fire burning under their potbutt. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  14. Anonymous
    November 10, 2015

    Why does Ng Lap Seng have a Dominican passport? Why haven’t we heard of this “Technology Transfer” centre in Dominca? Mr Linton is being bashed but so many questions remain unanswered, ignored or simply played down that I can’t help but go digging myself.
    https://www.beaconreader.com/matthew-russell-lee/in-un-scandal-ngs-dominica-passport-echoed-by-italy-interpol-fax-to-qatar

    • Doc. Love
      November 10, 2015

      I hope Tony Astaphan and his legal team read this article by Mr. Matthew Russell Lee of Inner City Press, based in New York and redirect his legal action to him. He might be afraid. His interest is to try to muzzle Mr. Lennox Linton, that will not work, because the commess Skeritt has found himself in, is now international.

    • November 10, 2015

      He bought it like many others, some bought theirs during the DFP administration and some during the UWP administration. You see, Skeritt was not the one who started the sale of Dominican passports, when it comes to the sale of passports all parties have blood on their hands. Ask the UWP about the Australian who was wanted by the Australian authorities and received a Dominican passport without showing up in Dominica and you can also ask them why do Dominicans now need a visa to travel to Canada.

    • RastarMarn
      November 10, 2015

      This is some serious stuff this link and its article should be printed and distributed all over Dominica for all to read and start asking the more serious questions!!!

    • The Real Facts
      November 10, 2015

      Why should this surprise you? If Ng has a D/can passport it is because he was a prospective investor just as others who have passports. The man proved he is rich or well off and no doubt showed an interest to invest in Dominica. Therefore he was given a passport. You know this is handled by some office; not in D/ca.
      I am doubtful that the PM was not aware of this man’s secret dealings which is exactly what they are. The PM is not the FBI, Interpol, an investigator or the likes of such.
      Do you not think if Ng was involved in shady dealings he would reveal it to the PM? Some of you depict that you have no sense whatsoever for you do not utilize it.
      Any PM of the world or other dignitary could have been in the presence, close to this man and his associates. Many were present as you saw in the picture.
      If the PM was signing a private document, would it have been in the presence of everyone who was present at that gathering, on camera? Let common sense prevail.

      • Francisco Telemaque
        November 11, 2015

        A prospective investor in what kind of business?

        Are you talking bribery, and investing in corruption, and thievery?

        When will you get smart lady Facts, my friend with no name; and recognize the difference between a shovel and a spade!

        You want to know how I became convinced that you are Dominica born?

        Okay, I became convinced when I read where you wrote a statement, in which you wrote the word “leave” it should have been “live.” Only someone with a Dominica accent could have wrote that!

    • The Real Facts
      November 10, 2015

      The thought crossed my mind. Would the PM be signing a birthday card? If I recall it was Ng or one of the others birthday. Correct me if I erred, about the birthday.

  15. elizabeth Sacway SORT Xavier
    November 10, 2015

    I Love My Pm :lol:

    • bare face
      November 10, 2015

      I love him too but not his corruption

  16. Idea
    November 10, 2015

    At long last Dominicans are waking up. raise your voices and let Skerritt leave.

  17. Angel
    November 10, 2015

    A Good Opposition Leader works along with the present Government to ensure that Dominica is the place that everyone benefits but what i’m seeing here is a power hungry individual who just oppose for opposing sake and defaming the good name of Dominica to the United Nation, if he could write to the Queen i’m sure he would do that.
    When David was anointed to be King of Israel, he never opposed the king he worked along with his King and supported his nation. Lennox should know that corruption happens everywhere. Corruption was even in heaven when LUCIFER TRIED TO OVERTHROW GOD and he was cast down. Just saying LENNOX- LUCIFER hmmm.

    • bare face
      November 10, 2015

      You are no angel. Just the devil in disguise

    • bare face
      November 10, 2015

      Are you calling Skerro God and Lenox Lucifer. Well nothing new he was called Jesus and Eddison James barabas . Eventually we will see who is who. Don,t take the name of the Lord in vain

    • Bon Dieu
      November 10, 2015

      So Lennox LInton’s letter is defaming the “good name” of Dominica but all the criminal characters touting Dominican DIPLOMATIC passports and appearing in international media is doing what? Giving good name to the country?? Skerritt must really be playing or paying you clowns well to spout some ignorant nonesense.

      Just think in the last couple of years the biggest international press Dominica has received has been in negative light….Olympic skiers, Corallo, Lap Seng, Zampolli. Our isle of beauty has become a laughing stock and you all want to blame that on Lennox Linton?

    • KIlo
      November 10, 2015

      Dominica ‘Worthless “Opposition Leader Linton strikes Again
      RICHMOND, Virginia — The Honorable Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has instructed his lawyers to institute legal proceedings “promptly” against Opposition Leader Lennox Linton over the publication of a letter that sought to link Skerrit with an investigation in the United States involving the former president of the United Nations, John Ashe.
      Attorney Lennox Lawrence said Prime Minister Skerrit has described as “manifestly false” the allegation contained in the October 30 letter by Linton that the prime minister had “subjected the country’s independence to a crime syndicate and the compromising influence of international criminals”.
      In addition, Skerrit states that the letter “carries with it seriously false and defamatory innuendoes or inferences penned not on fact, but solely on reckless, if not intentional allegations fabricated by” Linton and other members of the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP)…

    • Francisco Telemaque
      November 10, 2015

      ” Lennox should know that corruption happens everywhere. Corruption was even in heaven when LUCIFER TRIED TO OVERTHROW GOD and he was cast down. Just saying LENNOX- LUCIFER hmmm.”

      I will address this in two separate phases!

      There is corruption as you claim everywhere: If that is true, are we supposed to tolerate, and condone corruption in Dominica Government? If Skerrit lived in any modern country, where he would probably be a nobody, who held a positions where he dealt with money, thy guy would live in jail!

      Now that nonsense you wrote about Lucifer try to over throw God, is nonsense: If you wish to go there maybe you had said Satan wanted to be like God, hence I tried to exalt himself over God, and that does not constitute corruption!

      Exalt is an excessively intensified sense of well being, power or importance! Corruption is the impairment of integrity, virtue, or normal principal.

      • Francisco Telemaque
        November 10, 2015

        And I will compound that by saying corruption is the inducement to wrong by improper, or unlawful means such as bribery. It is a departure from the original, or from what is pure or correct!

        With that said; are you suggesting we should simply accept Skerrit’s corrupted ways of buying people and votes?

        “The upholder is worst than the thief, anybody who wish to accept any form of corruption in our country are worst than those who practice corruption!

    • November 10, 2015

      @Angel November 10, 2015

      You make me laugh; but you have a point here.

      That is the way it should be–the bloggers here, who choose to oppose or agree, they should give some sort of evidence to support what they oppose agree with–but they cannot do that, because they are nothing but empty barrels with their loud and futile noises.

      You are right about David and Saul–the King of Israel, at the time. David could have killed Saul; his army was ready to draw their sword. But David stopped them–he told them that they cannot lay hands against God anointed–that was Saul. And yet Saul wanted to kill David, because he was afraid that God had chosen David to be KIng over him.

      Today people are speaking all sorts of rude commands and disrespect against the Leader and government of the country, not to mention the attitude of bloggers here–it is appalling!,

    • Francisco Telemaque
      November 11, 2015

      “When David was anointed to be King of Israel, he never opposed the king he worked along with his King and supported his nation. ”

      I challenge you and that evil Elizabeth to quote a passage of Scripture to substantiate what you wrote in the quote above!

      David was anointed King over Israel, however he never opposed the king, what nonsense is that; are you suggesting there were two kings over Israel at the same time?

      I will pay you and Elizabeth to quote a passage from the King James version of the Bible which substantiate that!

      Fools Rush In Where Angels Fear to thread (Enter).

  18. Slim
    November 10, 2015

    It’s not Erika that has set Dominica back 20 years, it is the country’s incumbent PM. He makes so many international trips; either begging for money, loans or grants; agreeing trade deals such as the Morrocan hotel; or signing agreements with extremely questionable people. And none of it is transparent. Dominicans have absolutely no idea what he is doing when he is overseas and, it seems to me, many prefer to simply wallow in ignorance, hoping he will bring them stuff for free when he returns. And that is the foundation of the new Dominica; a country beset with a culture of begging and expecting hand-outs. The concept of working for a living has long since disappeared, as it seems has any sense of pride or dignity. On the world stage no-one pays any attention to Dominica and the activities of its PM because the country is completely insignificant – in other words, he can simply do as he pleases and even his own people don’t seem bothered about it for they have become no better than…

  19. weareallfoolsindominica
    November 10, 2015

    that government makes me sick.
    you want to sue for everything
    i will see your downfall
    for opressing the people of this country.
    you will fall one day
    all of you ministers full of preference
    everything is political in this country.
    you get no where and nothing if you are not a laborite.
    i hate this place now
    a country i loved so much

    tears
    tears

  20. November 10, 2015

    @too late

    Whoever and whatever you are, just watch your stinking mouth and the name calling pertaining to me, oaky!

    You have chosen whom you want to support, and so have I; if you and your counterparts have a problem with that, then so be it, but get off my back

    If you individuals are expecting that God will glorify Linton against Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit–then all of you are much more than the fools which I am thinking of all of you–including Linton himself.

    So don’t wait for any answer, if you all are praying to God, you ain/t gonna get it because He has turned a deaf ear towards those kinds of prayers.

    Also! Even if I am living in Dominica I would want nothing to do with money from the government, much more that I live in Canada at present time. As a matter of fact, if I am in Dominica, I would be contributing to the economy, because I would be spending my money there–so go take care of your mind it its unproductive condition and shut up!

  21. HA!
    November 10, 2015

    Meanwhile, there is a monkey business coco makak group calling itself THE LEAGUE OF DEMOCRACY AND CIVILITY calling fo rthe resignation of Lennox Linton. When are these people going to stop SERVING the EVIL that their BAPTISM was suppose to defend them against?

    I was tempted to respond on DA Vibes but I did not want to disclose my e mail for fear of victimization.

  22. Emile Zapatos
    November 10, 2015

    once again we see La Lie on the prowl to grab headlines. Once again we see his cluelessness and his inability to understand parliamentary procedures. The man does not read and inform himself, but runs his mouth on anything that hits his mind. You do not ask for the resignation of a P M . What you do is move a motion of no confidence in the House.
    I hope he is taken to court for treason. I hope he is arrested and jailed. That is the only way he will learn. Tony I hope you sue the publishers of this story. All the people La Lie accuse should sue him and his publishers at home and abroad.

  23. anonymous2
    November 10, 2015

    It will be a cold day in hell when Skerritt voluntarily resigns. How he can be forced out is up for debate.

  24. Doc. Love
    November 9, 2015

    Mr. Linton should seriously contemplate taking legal actions against Tony Astaphan because of the untruths which were levied against him on Marpin news tonight. Those of us who heard Marpin 8pm news tonight ,heard Tony accusing Mr, Linton of sending the famous resignation letter of Skeriit to the news paper. The letter was first published in the Inner Circle Press which is based at the UN in New York, by Mr. Matthew Russel Lee, under the headlines,” In UN Fallout, UNDP Deal and Resignation of Dominica PM Skeritt Demanded. ” Subsequently, DNO published the letter, therefore, Tony lied when he told Dominicans and the world by extension that it was Mr. Linton who sent it to the press. Mr. Linton should look at the matter seriously. This is not the first time Tony has publicly told an untruth about Mr. Linton. Remember the Prime Minister’s financial report.

    • Titiwi
      November 11, 2015

      Thanks Doc. but it is Inner City Press, not Inner Circle Press. These details are important when reporting and dealing with legal matters.

  25. an island son
    November 9, 2015

    The ‘Clue’ is in the source of the funding of the Labour Party 2014 election budget. Expose the source, and see what is revealed.

    For the faithful disturbed by the utterances of the blogger ‘Labouroflove’, this is ironic satire long passed it’s sell by date.
    Cast your mind back to pre-election 2014, when he was ‘ troublesum’ and revealed himself at the eleventh hour as one of the faithful. His purpose is to rub the ignorant’s noses in it, not realising that there is a difference between scratching your A*se and tearing it.

  26. duck1951
    November 9, 2015

    What transparency nonsense is this ? Until there is clear cut evidence that there is an investigation re Skeritt, in regards to the matter at hand there is no need to divulge any information . Do you think that the Government is going to release details of every one that they business with. Please stop the fishing expedition and let the chips fall where they may.

    • Tjebe Fort
      November 10, 2015

      Duck, you know I did fish and guess what. I had a shark on my line.

  27. Francisco Telemaque
    November 9, 2015

    “Leader of the Opposition, Lennox Linton, has written to Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit demanding that he resigns within 30 days in light of a still unfolding bribery scandal at the United Nations (UN).”

    You see Mr/Miss/ Mrs/ Madam Point. I read the whole article I did not read anywhere where it states Lennox Linton wrote any letter to the FBI suggesting, or influencing them to investigate Skerrit. You need to be informed that no politician, or anybody in the judicial system in Dominica can influence the FBI to investigate anybody in Dominica.

    A crime was committed in the United Nations, in America, on American soil, anyone connected to that crime will be investigated, if Skerrit is connected in any way, he can count his days numbered, and Dominica, law, or his title of prime minister cannot protect him!

    The crime was committed in America, therefore if the FBI becomes involved, anybody who is involved or associated with the criminals who are involved will be…

    • Francisco Telemaque
      November 9, 2015

      The crime was committed in America, therefore if the FBI becomes involved, anybody who is involved or associated with the criminals who are involved will be investigated, and if found to be involve in slightest way will be arrested and charged. Tony made the claim that the investigation took five years; he need to be informed it might have taken five years to investigate the arrested three.

      Nevertheless, it might take another five years before they confirm wether or not Skerrit is involved if he is; his arrest will take place. Tony perhaps believe he knows the system but he is simply catching smoke. As I said I have a friend who went to Iraq, as an Major in the military he returned a multimillionaire . Some of his colleagues in the same crime, and their wife’s are serving up to forty years in jail.

      More than five years went by, until one day police helicopters started circling his house, fortunate he and his wife probably suspect they were about to arrest them, so they went…

      • Francisco Telemaque
        November 9, 2015

        More than five years went by, until one day police helicopters started circling his house, fortunate he and his wife probably suspect they were about to arrest them, so they went to another State, he later turned himself in. During the five years or more they investigated him, all his friends including yours truly came under scrutiny, my house, office, and cell phones were monitored. If they heard a conversation where they heard I got and spent one dime of that Iraq money, I would have gone to jail too.

        Tony is familiar with Dominica law, and investigating horror which usually becomes dormant in a few days, or when some lawyer or politician pick up a phone and tell some puppet to drop it, in America that does not happen, if he believe he knows the American justice system, perhaps he heard the term “Cold CASE” but investigation goes on until the guilty is arrested and charged

    • November 10, 2015

      Mr. Telemaque, I never stated that Mr. Linton wrote to the FBI, what I said was this….”Mr. Linton may have branded Mr. Skeritt a criminal and by is utterances invited the FBI to investigate Skeritt for criminal activities…”.. How does Mr. Linton know that there is an ongoing FBI investigation at the UN involving Mr. Skeritt that would cause him to ask Skeritt to step aside? Or is there any ongoing investigation that involves Skeritt at all. I read the letter in its entirety and this is just another pitch to get Skeritt out of office, it has nothing to do with good governance or love of country it is all about power. The letter states that Skeritt should step aside within 30 days but there is no mention as to who or what will replace him.

    • November 10, 2015

      Mr. Telemaque, I never said that Mr.Linton wrote to the FBI requesting that Mr. Skeritt be investigated. What I wrote was that the utterances of Mr. Linton was like an invitation to the FBI to criminal investigate Mr. Skeritt. After having read the letter in its entirety I am left to wonder who informed Mr. Linton that the FBI had an ongoing investigation at the UN with Mr. Skeritt as a possible target. Or is this just wild and reckless speculation? Is Mr. Linton a US under cover operative? He seems to know more than the premier investigative agency about its investigative schedule at the UN. This letter by Mr. Linton is nothing more than the continuing actions of the UWP to get rid of Skeritt by any means necessary, it is the game of political power and has nothing to do with good governance or love of country. It is all about Lennox Linton and how he can bring about the demise of Roosevelt Skeritt.

  28. bird of paradise
    November 9, 2015

    skerro doing the dirty deeds and you blaming linton, when they come for skerro I hope all you labourites say take me instead and leave skerro because he is a mad man and don’t know what he is doing. please shock his brains back to reality and drag tony by his feet in the cemetry and give him to our ancestors to torture him

  29. Stinking Poopoo pants
    November 9, 2015

    The way Skerrit and his lawyers treated the letter of Mr. Linton is enough to tell me that those boys are very, very, very disturbed about something.

    I have a feeling deep inside that Skerrit may have met with the FBI during his recent baby trip to NY, and they must have told him that if Dominicans show they are outraged about the Macau signing of August 26, 2015, that would prompt the FBI to speed up their investigation.

    You could tell those boys are not concerned about Lennox’ letter even if as long as it remains local. However, the fact that it has hit the airwaves of the USA through the wall street journal and Inner City press, really has them poopooing on their pants, and therefore they have to try to do some damage control.

    It reminds me of the incident in Acts 4:13-18, where the apostles were forbidden to teach in the name of Jesus. So to stop the spread of the message they were threatened, jailed and beaten; but none of that stopped them. That old trick started…

  30. come ye foward sons and daughters
    November 9, 2015

    I want to call on Hon. Linton and the opposition to tender their resignation forthwith and let those foolish and wicked Dominican stay in their mess. In fact you guys along with those faithful patriots, and all those who voted against the evils of Skerrit, now need to think of migrating and allow those wicked fools to take all their blows under Skerrit. That’s what they want so let them have it.

    When Israel wanted a wicked king, God gave them Saul and he they embraced and loved until he became a weep to them 1 Samuels chapters 8 & 9. Furthermore, when Herod wanted to save Jesus from the evil system, they chose Barabbas, a murderer, instead of Jesus who had healed them and provided for them Lk. 23:25.

    By skerrit giving birth to his children in the US and Tony moving his family to the US as well, is a sign that they see trouble ahead and have decided to secure themselves from the wrath to come. So you patriots need to do like the Cubans did years ago, and leave those fools alone

    • MY 2cents
      November 10, 2015

      You to stupid. Where linton and any of them unemployed failures going. Certainly not America. Because linton will have to pay the hospital bill he run on. The team of clown in uwp not even qualified for a apple picking job overseas.

  31. November 9, 2015

    Captian the ship is sinking captian the seas are rough. Should we abandon ship or should we stay on it.. And very slow we doe know we doe know captian you tell us what to do.

  32. Tony
    November 9, 2015

    Hello and good evening my people. First I must say that I don’t vote or take political sides in my sweet Dominica. If the Prime Minister is in a country that’s not America or their territory then why should the FBI have any jurisdiction as to what happen in that country. The FBI on behalf of their government behave like they have world wide jurisdiction to investigate any alleged crime. Take a look at the FIFA investigation and arrest made. The alleged crime is that money transfer pass through American banking system on the way to Brazil so that gave them authority to make arrest. We must join the Russian ,China and BRICKS banking system.

  33. Caretaker
    November 9, 2015

    Mr. LIN YOU ARE A STAR. To every time you open your mouth we got much comments and more people buy news paper, this must count for something. On the other hand if you know something about the bribery you must tell the FBI OTHERWISE, The FBI CAN hold you for questioning. WHAT all this comment is all about? Call crime stoppers if you know of any crime. You ALL make mountain out of nothing. At a meeting they discuss what is on the agender,after the meeting is over some left and others who have private things to discuss stayed behind. This bribery business was not on the a gender so Pm does not know, the Fib got the assailants. Read your Bible to expand your brain power

  34. Chief Jacco
    November 9, 2015

    And Lennox prove to de audience that you have all de proof to make Skerrit jump to your demands. You are the “Truth to Power” and your words cannot be false nor your character blemished by sin. Show them the picture again and astonish them with the hard fact that if he in the picture with dem he one of dem. Make dem know that you better than de Chief Justice, de court and de whole police force and you on par with de FBI, and on your professional advice Skerrit should be charged for international racketeering, money laundering and other crimes …” Show dem de affividavit with Skerrit on de list, because if you doh take my advice crapaud smoke your pipe and world leaders will be laughing at your desperate antics.
    Your rationale is that all Rastas grow locks, so if I grow locks I am a Rasta too. Take a count more Babylon have locks than Rastas.

  35. November 9, 2015

    Skerrits resignation is long long time overdue, since Skerrit went to China without parlaments approval to break ties with Taiwan

    • Titiwi
      November 10, 2015

      In my book that was paramount to treason. Pierre was too soft for these weasels and should have fired them, Skerrit first.

  36. Passing cloud
    November 9, 2015

    Tony Astaphan and Lennox Lawrence, you guys are trying to make a problem out a very simple matter. Instead of all these threat of law suit, as though you all own the justice system in Dominica; Why not just encourage Mr. Skerrit to make available to the public the document we all saw him signing in the presence of NG Lap Seng, John Ashe and others, on August 26 2015, who were all arrested and charged two weeks later.

    We know Skerrit told us that it was a communique he signed. But if that’s the case why play that hide and seek? Why not just showed the communique in the interest of transparency? After all, Dominica belongs to all of us and we cannot have any PM sign anything on our behalf without telling us anything.

    Tony and Alick as business owners and a few employees would you allow any of your employee to sign on your behalf without telling you and when you ask for proof they threaten to sue?

    Boy the court system here is so messed up and that’s why Tony them know. Hell…

    • Angel
      November 10, 2015

      Tony is right, all you wouldn’t like him but i’m glad that Tony stopping the Lennox Lucifer in his tracks.

      • out of south city
        November 10, 2015

        GET OUT OF HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. November 9, 2015

    Mr Linton let the FBI do their work this is an investigation that has been going on for the past 5 yrs if Skerritt was involve or is involve they will get him so just be patien and relax yourself man aa

  38. Shameless
    November 9, 2015

    Garson Tony behave yourself. Is that in keeping with your threats against the people earlier? No amount of threats or filed lawsuits on the books will deter patriotic Dominicans like Lennox to keep quiet. Go ahead file the suit and we will raise funds to defend it and take this perfect opportunity to have Skerro cross examined in court. He tired hide under your skirt.

    Now Mr. Linton and the opposition need to get in touch with the Chambers of Richelieu Alberton, in Castries, St. Lucia to handle you in the court. That is the only man you scared of I believe so he can combine with Joshua and Gildon to daycarlay you and your posse. Calling Mr. Richielieu Alberton….

    Assertive, but never Aggressive! :twisted:

    • Angel
      November 10, 2015

      God ‘s People are never afraid of The Devil’s agents. God put Skerritt there, he’s blessed and no man can curse him. The Prime Minister is well supported by the diaspora. Do and say what all you want yall will never get Skerritt out of Government. You all will leave.

      • Tjebe Fort
        November 10, 2015

        And if we all leave, who is going to pay the taxes? The diaspora that came to vote to sell their soul to the devil? When I leave I will switch the light off because those staying behind can not afford to pay Domlec anyway.

      • out of south city
        November 10, 2015

        This is pure rubbish.

  39. November 9, 2015

    See them fighting for power ,but they know not thee hour (Bob Marley)

  40. UserName
    November 9, 2015

    When LL starts on this tangent, he really gives SC grounds for pressing charges. The WRITTEN WORD is what it is and by reading, the CHOICE of certain words makes a good platform for libel and slander. In short, lack of political craftiness and wit. Far from the best team Dominica!!
    “…..By your dangerous affiliation” The choice of “Public” Affiliation would have served just as well.
    “….. FBI in the US has severely tarnished the integrity of Dominica’s leadership” “has the potential to eventually tarnish the integrity…” would have served just as well.
    “Allegations of bribery and corruption under the cover of the United Nations swirling around the leadership of Dominica…..”
    “… given the emerging evidence of the extent to which you have subjected our independence to the influence of an alleged crime syndicate…” This one hard to digest..
    “… the resolution of whatever unlawful agreements….”
    “…. Zampolli .. using august body as a cover for his…

    • November 9, 2015

      I am listening to a guy exposing Tony Astaphan each and every day challenging him, Tony is yet to say a word, but before Mr Linton poopoo the fly is all over it, Tony swing high swing low, you day will come, as my old grandpa used to say, where the fence is low that’s where the cows do jump, and lizards know which tree to jump on, Tony why not answer to Mr Robinson’s challenge, you Tony will be expose to the world for what you are, and who you are

    • 4sure
      November 10, 2015

      Excellent catch!

  41. too late
    November 9, 2015

    elizabeth xavier are u really a dominican a dummy ni can or a dommae in a can? you seriously support a man just going out there and signing documents and never utter a word to us about it? are you that naive and gullible?

    • Shameless
      November 9, 2015

      Doh worry your head with Elizabeth, noticing she like :twisted: . Her bed well make in Canada so she really don’t give a hoot about Dominica other than when she visit to have a good time with them politicians she there sucking up to. :twisted: . But god is good thats why the longest rope has an end just like the longest rope has an end. :twisted:

      Assertive, Never, Ever Aggressive! :twisted: :twisted:

  42. too late
    November 9, 2015

    elizabeth lina xavier , labour of love and some other bloggers here may be some of those receiving gifts and handouts from tax payers money so they wont even ask their blessed loving and Christ like PM about what he is signing on the behalf of Dominica. So even if the most holy anointed one sell us to lapseng and those other suspect and questionable characters, even if he does not pay the poor truckers, even if he says that 500 houses were rebuilt in two months or even if they send $100 for a $30 garbage bin, elazabeth xavier and labour love wont utter a word because they may be be getting their cut.

  43. real deal
    November 9, 2015

    U guys still don’t get it. These government minister are not true labourites but freedomrites under the name of labour. See who is the President. After Rosie Pietro and others worked hard to get labour in power u think either one of them would make Charles President. They are not labourites my people. Take a look into the mirror examine their Horns.

    • November 9, 2015

      They are young freedom movement who was advised by Ma Charles to merge with labor which they did and took over the labor party claiming to be labourites, Ithey are trying to rebuild freedom party,I for one will never be a freedom party supporter anymore, for I can no longer trust the party, and even worst Papa Mosesis gone and was treated badly by Ma Charles winning his seat vor years and she choose not to give him a Minister Position, I am done with voting, I am right now awaiting my call from my creator

  44. Views Expressed
    November 9, 2015

    By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive

    UNITED NATIONS, October 30 — At his bail hearing on charges of paying bribes at the UN, through President of the General Assembly John Ashe, Dominican Republic Deputy Permanent Representative Frank Lorenzo and others, Macau businessman Ng Lap Seng was said to have five (5) passports.

    That is a lot of passports for a single individual, but four of them made near immediate sense: China, Portugal (Macao was a former Portuguese colony), Lorenzo’s Dominican Republic and Ashe’s Antigua and Barbuda.

    But what about the fifth one, Dominica?

    This is part of a wider story. Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit was photographed at Ng’s and UNDP’s “South South” conference in Macau in late August 2015, ostensibly signing an agreement including Ng and UNDP’s Teresa Liu for “Technology Transfer” center in Dominica. Earlier, Skerrit reportedly negotiated with Ng about investing in a hotel and even casino project and had other…

  45. Joe
    November 9, 2015

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/288804683/Dominica-Opposition-Letter-to-PM-Skerrit-Demanding-Ng-UNDP-Document

    I want you all to read the letter and tell me if it is not rude and defaming!!!!!

    • Titiwi
      November 9, 2015

      Joe, you obviously did not read the entire DNO article because a copy of the letter is attached to it. And by the way, it does not matter what you or I think. If mr. Skerrit believes he has a case let him take it to court. We have little enough entertainment in Dominica as it is.
      I’ll let the court decide but one thing is clear. By asking his lawyers to act the way he did mr. Skerrit has managed to draw far more attention to the underlying Ng Lap Seng saga than he ever intended, I’m sure of that.

      • The Real Facts
        November 10, 2015

        Where is your sense to comprehend this entire saga which Linton commenced? PM Skerrit did not start this. Linton started it. He is the one who drew attention to it. Linton first went to the Media as DNO with it and by writing a letter to the PM. So just what are you stating? Do not get me angry! Be fair! :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

    • come ye foward sons and daughters
      November 9, 2015

      @Joe I read the letter and it just confirmed how much of a BIG FOOL you are!!! I hope 50% of the 72,300 people we have are not as foolish as you are. If that’s the case, Dominica is finish and gone to hell according to Skerrit

  46. Me
    November 9, 2015

    SKERRIT GO!!!

    You are giving the country a bad name

    • MY 2cents
      November 9, 2015

      Skerrit not giving the country no bad name. It’s Lennox Linton with his greed for power and willing to bring the country to it’s knees with all his made up stories that is giving the country bad name. Just a pity it’s only the illiterates in Dominica that support him that don’t realize that.

  47. Stanley
    November 9, 2015

    Mr. Attorney can you cite case law as a precedent for your law suit? We must applaud Mr. Linton for his leadership and openness No matter what political side you roll with.

    Its high time for this accidental PM to understand that Dominica belongs to Dominicans and not to him and a bunch of opportunistic men and a few ladies.

    So go ahead and sue because that is all you know. In the meantime we will have a go fund for this case- not for Mr. Linton but for Dominica. By the way according to the U.S authorities the investigation regarding the the UN matter continues….. Can wait for that conclusion Mr. Lawrence. In the meantime do what you have to do–talk, talk, talk and more talk!!!!!

  48. Truth Be Told
    November 9, 2015

    Labour Party almost destroyed Dominica once, and this time they are making sure that they finish the job! Labour Party under this worst leadership in Dominica’s history is sinking Dominica like quicksand!

  49. mastermind
    November 9, 2015

    How will this legal suit solve Dominica’s recovery woes. We need over one billion dollars and Skerrit has not even got 30 million yet. Come on Tony and crew now is not time for that. Mr. Linton that letter was unneccessary. I think Mr. Skerrit needs to come clean with Dominicans but this letter went above and beyond. Please forget that useless letter and let us concentrate on the recovery effort

    • MY 2cents
      November 9, 2015

      Forget that letter? No way. I think it is time that that lunatic lennox be taught a lesson. And even if Skerrit was to step down what makes that fool lennox think he will be the new PM.

  50. November 9, 2015

    Labour of love i read your comment and i cannot believe that a grown person can be so naive. but as you and i know there’s a saying it goes like that show me your company and i will tell you who or what you are.can you remember this old adage?do you know that it is alleged that your honourable supreme leader,the chrislike and compassionate ordained knight of the holy catholic church got a bullet proof bmw costing four hundred thousand us dollars from ng lap seng, have’nt you heard of the gabbage cans costing $15us they told us cost $104us? he was and still is the finance minister. Do you call that legal?if not what is your point in saying that he can never be involved in illegal activity? and for your information the only thing the results of the polls last december proved was that the labour party had more money to throw away and as a result could buy more votes both here and in the diaspora

    • Me
      November 9, 2015

      It was not a BMW Charles but a Mercedes S-class. The 700 series BMW went to President Savarin. The irony is that these vehicles azre not even suitable for our roads.

    • November 9, 2015

      charles Joseph, could you tell us who owns this BMW? If it exist is it registered in the name of Roosevelt Skeritt or the Government of Dominica. The only way one can have an issue with this is if it is registered in the name of Roosevelt Skeritt.

  51. Cool
    November 9, 2015

    Sure Sue sue don’t leave him with the pants he is wearing. .

  52. Doc. Love
    November 9, 2015

    In 2013 at the Labor Party Convention in Point Michelle, in the presence of Mr. Gaston Brown now Prime Minister of Antigua, Mr. Donville Inniss of the Barbados Democratic Party and other foreign dignitaries, Skeriit was unpleasantly severe on Mr. Linton, accusing him of being an errand boy and had received US $3 million from European Colonizers for the funding of the UWP political campaign. In 2014 at Lagon in Roseau, he accused Mr. Linton of receiving unaccounted hundreds of thousands of dollars in St. Kitts from, as he put it, white eyed influential Europeans. He has never produced any evidence. I am asking, which was more disrespectful, malicious and defamatory, the letter from Mr. Linton, requesting his stepping aside as Prime Minister or the pit bull attack of Skeritt on Mr. Linton, in the presence of those dignitaries.

    • November 9, 2015

      @doc love, what you have attributed to Skeritt as saying about Lennox no where did Skeritt accuse Lennox of criminality. According to you Skeritt only stated that Lennox received money he did not say that the money was stolen or that it came from criminals. So you are just comparing apples to oranges.

      • Emile Zapatos
        November 10, 2015

        @ Point……..There is a difference between saying and writing. There is a difference between vocal evidence and written evidence. La Lie is wide open for all kinds of legal action both at home and abroad .And the people who are goading him will not help him. He stands alone because only he has signed the letter. He is just proving he is not fit to lead and will become a detriment to his party.

      • Doc. Love
        November 10, 2015

        What do you know about the European Colonizers Mr. Linton is accused to receiving money from.

  53. Don Ragga
    November 9, 2015

    All you Dummies dont realize too late will be your cry – You and you children will pay the price when skeritt is done with you stupid Dominicans……….who already rebuilt 574 homes in 2 months. The man has desserted you all post disaster was gone half of last month and is gone again – he is now begging in Vietnam of all places – The same man who got 32 million to buy an election –

  54. island girl
    November 9, 2015

    I keep saying time and time if the matter is being investigated Let the FBI continue
    their investigation .If the evidence shows Mr Skerrit is probably guilty of a crime
    and he will be prosecuted in a court of law but unless Skerrit is charged
    found guilty I don’t know y all this confusion .I was hoping that Erika would
    change things for better but the Division continues and to me has gotten worse
    All this propaganda is not doing good for DOMINICA .There is so much to be done
    for Dominica and all this just does not help us

    • The Real Facts
      November 9, 2015

      The FBI are thorough in their investigations. They do not leave one stone unturned. Linton is trying to perform the work of the FBI. May it not backfire in Lintion’s face.

    • 4sure
      November 10, 2015

      yes, the land and the ppl needs time to heal.

  55. Winston Mcpherson
    November 9, 2015

    We going down slowly’ slowly’ slowly

    • winston mcpherson
      November 9, 2015

      To much talking ever day is the same thing we are the ones bring down our country. slowing slowing if we d’ont stop it now

    • island girl
      November 9, 2015

      Believe me we are doing it ourselves

    • The Real Facts
      November 9, 2015

      Linton is causing this and he is taking you down with him.

  56. November 9, 2015

    This time Linton did not say immediately; he gave so much as 30 days–good Lord!.

    The day that this man comes to terms and to realize that he doesn’t have the right to make such demands–especially not to the Prime Minister, it will be the day that our God fearing people in Dominica will begin to know peace and unity.

    Even if I live in Toronto, and can choose to die here–but I don’t want to–it makes me feel unhappy to read those kinds of news, much more for us living in Dominica.

    Dear God, You alone knows why this man is so overwhelmed by the desire to cause, disunity, strife, and discord in our Dominica; only You know how far he plans to take it; and only You can stop him.

    Make haste O God, Your people in Dominica are calling for Your deliverance. Please don’t allow that man to continue with the darkness he is trying so hard to overshadow our Dominica; please do not allow him to go any further than this time –he has already way too far!

    • LifeandDeath
      November 9, 2015

      OmGoodness..There is none so blind as he who would not see..Really?!!..This coming from someone living in Canada..If the Diaspora would come home for 6 months and feel the heat, then their point would be warranted..Thank that same God that Mr. Linton is helping the Dominicans living in this hardship to open their eyes and see that there is a choice beyond Crooked governance..there is a better and more dignified way of life than to be risking our sovereignty to questionable characters..where a gov’t is not held responsible to it’s Citizens there is bound to be chaos..why is this simple request so offensive?..If Mr. Skerrit has nothing to worry about why so nervous?

    • Views Expressed
      November 9, 2015

      Elizabeth wake up or shut up. Get real. This is the island where today people who live in poverty in the very rural villages are still given Public Convenience to use. Not even the decency in 2015 to have a national plan to raise the dignity of people with own toilet and eradicate poverty and squalor and you there talking about deliverance. Are you for real woman.
      I sincerely hope you have nothing more to say because you and your thoughts are outdated,

      • The Real Facts
        November 9, 2015

        You are a Linton follower. This is expected of you and the others who support him.
        So you expect all Dominicans to agree with and applaud Linton? We are not one and the same. We do not have the same mind. We do not all think alike.
        Have you ever heard and read “Free to agree or disagree?”
        Some of you are projecting your ignorance of lack of communication and amicably. You are the instigators and cause of division and disunity in Dominica.
        If someone does not agree with you, this does not mean they are wrong. You and the critics could be the ones who are wrong. You will find out sooner or later.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      November 9, 2015

      Elizabeth, shut up! Lennox is legitimately elected by the people in a constituency in Dominica. He was elected the same as Skerrit and the rest of his goons are elected. The only difference is that, Lennox did not pay nor bribe anybody to vote for him!

      The reason they voted for him is because of his honesty; his professionalism, and his trust worthiness; as such he has every right to speak out against corruption, thievery, dishonesty and victimization. If believes that the Prime Minister is involved in any illegal activity, he is duty bound to exposed the wrong …….

      When Skerrit went to Macau; stood between the two arrested …. cut a cake, and drank Champagne in celebration of a soulfully transaction, the FBI saw that picture: Skerrit brought the focus of the FBI on him.

      • The Real Facts
        November 9, 2015

        Telemaque, it is a bad habit you and the other critics have. When will you mature and comprehend that you have your views and people have theirs? Others are free to agree and disagree with you. Cease being narrow-minded. Grow up! We do not have to agree on any issue. You support Linton and they do not. Should you, if you have any intelligence and common sense not realize that and accept it? We accept your comments, stupidity and consistent critiques. We respect your views. Learn to respect the views of others.
        You are disrespectful. You do not have respect for women. Man, you hide yourself and shut up! :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

      • November 10, 2015

        @The Real Facts November 9, 2015

        Amen to that! And I say again! Amen and Amen!

      • Francisco Telemaque
        November 11, 2015

        Facts, you crazy eh!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

    • out of south city
      November 9, 2015

      Your god is the reason why there is so much chaos, distrust, lies, manipulation, corruption, envy, greed, etc., in this world. Just look at who these religious folk worship. The son of god, the mother of god, the holy spirit and god, who is referred to as a male figure. Too much illusion, confusion myth and allegory.

      The Opposition leader has a right to conduct his investigations if he deems it necessary.

      UNAPOLOGETIC

  57. November 9, 2015

    Dominica’s state is truly sad. When we cannot demand transparency from our elected leaders. Maybe a coup in Dominica would be more effective. Bring more light to our leadership situation.

  58. Jamay
    November 9, 2015

    Linton u have already lost the battle. Accept your defeat. Skerrit won by the ballot boxes . I think you Mr. Linton is being pressured by your predecessor, Mr Edison James, who did the same to SPARKS john. Please come again my friend.

    • Views Expressed
      November 9, 2015

      Skerrit won, Dominica lost….you are so right

    • The Real Facts
      November 9, 2015

      There are some people who just love trouble and loves to create trouble. Linton is looking for more trouble. He will get it. I hope he has a lot of money to defend himself. What he sows, he shall surely reap. Wait and see.

  59. come ye foward sons and daughters
    November 9, 2015

    Mr. Linton you have played your part in the war that Dominica found itself in. You are now clear and now is time for the rest of us, sons and daughters to stand up in defense of our country. DA does not belong to Skerrit, Tony Astaphan and Lennox Lawrence. It belongs to the 72,300 nationals and therefore it is time for us to demand and get rid of this corrupt leader and government, once and for ever. I AM DOMINIC, ARE YOU? If you are, it’s time to come foward

    • southEast
      November 9, 2015

      I hope you are rallying as hard to help Linton pay Keron Pinard Byrne

      • come ye foward sons and daughters
        November 9, 2015

        @ south east, all I will say to you directly is what Skerrit said to all of us; Go to hell! Go to hell! Go to hell! You wicked person whoever you are

  60. come ye foward sons and daughters
    November 9, 2015

    Less than a week ago we celebrated our 37th independence anniversary, and we all sang the “Isle of beauty” song especially the part that says “Come ye forward sons and daughters.” If there is a time to respond to this call is now.

    Folks, Dominica is in serious trouble. We were all but flattened by TS Erica less than three months ago, and according to PM Skerrit, who is also the finance minister, we need $1.3 billion dollars to rebuild our country. On independence day, the same PM told us that as of date, the country had only received $16 million. Folks. If in the midst of crisis we did not receive help, do not expect us to get any help under Skerrit and his DLP, because it is clear that no democratic country will help.

    As we speak Tony resides in the USA, Skerrit’s wife is US citizen and both of their children are Americans. In other words, they don’t see a future in Dominica.

    This is not a Linton problem but Dominica problem. We all need to come forward to save our…

  61. smh
    November 9, 2015

    set of little fassies that are our leaders man? be a man! you think Mamo would worry with that? a real man would smirk, whether accusations are true or not, crumple that letter up into nice ball and trash that.

    • The Real Facts
      November 9, 2015

      You are a small thinker with a small mind. Expand your mind. Do you not know that people have a right to defend themselves and against libel? It is not wrong to do so. Those who accuse others deserve to be hauled before with the Court. They ask for it. Be broadminded and fair.

  62. memoi
    November 9, 2015

    I agree with Mr. Linton. He is not saying that he want to be the PM, all he asking the PM to do is resign, that is all. Somebody else from the DLP can be prime minister. I honestly don’t see what Tony talking about. The people, he know quite well that are the PM friends are in hot water and one week before they were help up the Pm was seen with them, come on man, don’t you think there is reason for people to be concerned. No one is saying PM in involved in anything but why is he so tight lipped and not telling us about his relationship with those people and if he has any deals with then and what they are. Are we that stupid? there are pictures of them drinking together. Well you know what, that picture maybe was photo shopped. Good job by the person who did it…… Give us a break.

    Sad Times In Dominica…sad times

    • %
      November 9, 2015

      Well written, wellI put together letter. It’s a shame that Dominicans who love this country are not on the streets asking Skerrit to explain to us the letter he was singing in Macau. Threats of law suit, scares nobody these days.WELL DONE HONOURABLE LINTON.

  63. too late
    November 9, 2015

    I am not sure if Mr Linton has libeled Mr skerrit in his letter. A matter for the legal minds to battle. However, it would be naive of us to just shout ‘I love my Pm’ and not want to know what he is signing on our behalf, whether the treasury pays for all his trips, and why a number of international persons he has connections with seem to be in trouble with the law. I may agree with Mr Linton that the PM’s reputation of dealing with this shady characters may obstruct the amount of money we need to receive for rebuilding.
    I think the stage where we are at now can be totally blamed on the people of Dominica since we never asked questions of this PM and government we never required transparency from them. We were bamboozled with hand outs, gifts , propaganda about the might of this PM and now according to blessings he seem to be a monster full of momentum.
    To this end I would like to urge Dominicans to read more make decisions based on information and stop just loving the…

    • November 9, 2015

      how sad it is , you are asking us to read more , but your comments clearly indicates that you have not been reading up on the FBI`s report . the only accusations are those coming from Linton and company .

      • Bon Dieu
        November 9, 2015

        Lap Seng has a DIPLOMATIC passport from Dominica. So one of our diplomats is being sued by the US and we shouldn’t bat an eye at Skerrit? What investment has he made in Dominica to warrant such an honor?

        You guys are really in a fools’ paradise! Wait for the FBI to put your interests first. Your children and grandchildren will thank you!

      • The Real Facts
        November 9, 2015

        I cannot wait to see Linton pay for this. Even the FBI should sue him. That man is too stupid and vindictive.

    • Joe
      November 9, 2015

      Well ‘Too Late’ of the 2 leaders Skerrit all the way, Lennox haven’t proven to me yet that he is capable of managing this country, in fact he haven’t proven to me he even understands parliamentary proceedings…Hyperthetically speaking let us say Skerrit agrees to step aside as PM and resign for 30 days (what rubbish is that a suspension from work?) Who is he recommending to hold not Act the person will have to be appointed by the President of Dominica as PRIME MINISTER….. Now the constitution gives this new PM authority to do many things including creating their own Cabinet, but that person MUST come from the party with the majority in Parliament, what is he suggesting that it is okay for any other DLP elected Minister to be PM so is it a personal thing against Roosevelt Skerrit??

      LL logic is a killer to understand, it is confusing and frankly am lost!!!!! LL has no clue on what being PM entails!!!!!

      • MY 2cents
        November 9, 2015

        You are so right. But that is to much for an illiterate novice like lennox to understand. That fool lennox think Dominicans so stupid as to make him pm and make history of the world as the country with the most uneducated, illiterate fool as a leader. Tell lennox wheel and come again. He can make alllll the stories he want he will NEVER be PM

      • The Real Facts
        November 9, 2015

        It is a personal thing against Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.
        Linton hated him from Day One and worst when he won the election. Linton cannot wait for an election. He thinks that he is so popular that he will win. He may very well fall flat on his face.
        Linton is full of rubbish. He is projecting what he is, what is in his mind and heart. He is trying all ways to oust the Prime Minister. He is jealous of him. Linton is doing his utmost to get all Dominicans on his side and against the PM. His supporters are too blind to as much as visualize it.
        Linton is not a fair person. He loves to create trouble, cause division and disunity. His followers are too blind to see that. They expect every D/can to agree with them. They are not smart to know that we are not all one and the same and have a mind of our own.
        Linton! He will pay for this! Those who create and stir up trouble will get trouble, more than they could ever fathom. Mark my words!

  64. TRUTH BE TOLD
    November 9, 2015

    Mouth open story jump out. You see LINTON writting to UN and because of that Dominica is already in the spotlight to become a Home for Refugees from Syria. Open all you eyes Dominicans and see that the Oppositions is corrupting the name of Dominica. There are more to come because someone made a deal with the UN to grant them POWER ON DOMINICA TO ALLOW THIS GREAT ATROCITY.

    • November 9, 2015

      U t asking a lot of crap.did u go to school or are u just plain stupid

    • Truth Be Told
      November 9, 2015

      How can you write such foolishness in the name of Truth when it is clear that the PM of Dominica is the furthest away from truth as anyone could be! Labour Party almost destroyed Dominica one, and this time they are making sure that they finish the job! Labour Party under this worst leadership in Dominica’s history is sinking Dominica like quicksand!

    • The Real Facts
      November 10, 2015

      Linton is doing a great job of that, tarnishing the good repute of Dominica and the PM’s good name. Linton thinks his name is better and superior to the PM. He is competing with the PM. He does not know his place and status as opposition leader. He is still a novice who has much to learn. A training course should be offered for opposition leaders.
      He lost the case against Pinard. One would think he would keep quiet and get on with the business of Dominica and nationals. He is restless. He prefers making trouble and causing confusion in the land. Let him. In time, he will find out that it just does not pay.

  65. WELL WELL WELL
    November 9, 2015

    Stupid Dominicans will be stupid to allow Linton to be PM of Dominica. No way PM Skerritt stays here or else there will be MASS DEMONSTRATIONS AND PROBLEMS. The UN would have to step in. Labor Forever. NO WAYYYY. Skerritt stays.

    • memoi
      November 9, 2015

      I cannot remember reading anywhere linton said he wanted to be prime minister. There are other labour ministers so what make you think linton would be or was asking to be PM. Listen to your idiotic words, is people like you that have Dominica back and heading backwards. You just like most of the Labour party leaders, just throwing spaghetti on a wall and hope that it stick. You sounding just like jack the donkey……. and one more thing… go learn to spell your party name.

    • stupes
      November 9, 2015

      u have 5 grand saved in your savings account????? stay der still.crab!!!

    • Views Expressed
      November 9, 2015

      Linton is decent, honourable, a good reputable rack record……
      Disciplined with developmental values and is with a strong and decent team.

    • The Real Facts
      November 10, 2015

      Good for you! I have written much on this.

      Some of us not only have eyesight,
      We have insight.

      It rhymed. :lol: :lol: :lol:
      If Linton would ever be PM, woe to Dominicans. Dominica would finis bat.

  66. Bon Dieu
    November 9, 2015

    Interesting that no one seems to recall we need to raise $1.3 billion in order to rebuild the country. The PM said he is concerned that whining men would deter foreign donors. But we shouldn’t be concerned that Lap Seng was given a diplomatic passport from Dominica when there is no known investment made in the country? You don’t think the very same donors will be concerned that Dominica has been doling out diplomatic passports to quite a few shady, criminal actors?

    Come on Dominicans and laborites. You don’t have to like Mr. Linton’s tactics, but you know darn well he is correct on this issue!

    • La Dominic
      November 9, 2015

      You know well he is NOT correct. It is necessary for individuals to question issues that affect the country in which they live and the more people who can come out and show their concern is the better. But, when we decide to question we need to do so with a certain amount of responsibility. Because I believe we would be taking on these issues in order to find solutions to problems that emanate from them. Therefore, it is not in our country’s best interest to just keep on opening our mouths saying things that are untrue whether it is about our PM, our family or church members, our colleagues our neighbours or community members. There is so much to be done post Erika and we are just spending an excessive amount of time talking nonsense. Let us wake up and make maximum use of our brains and hands and give our tongue a vacation. I AM DOMINICAN !

      • Francisco Telemaque
        November 11, 2015

        Just another fool’s thought!

        Do you believe the comments you read on DNO submitted by the contributors are untrue?

        You are mad! If you believe Skerrit and the bunch of thieves in his government, rather than those of us who knows the truth, you are a fool! How come you talk your trash under some stupid fictitious, and not a name. Who are you?

        The reason most of you cannot identify yourselves, is because you are of no significance. A nobody from nowhere!

    • The Real Facts
      November 10, 2015

      Tell that to Linton. He is doing his utmost to distract all of you from assisting to re-build Dominica. So much he cares. Blame him for that.

  67. Francisco Telemaque
    November 9, 2015

    “The Prime Minister’s legal team is not taking the matter lightly with Senior Counsel, Anthony Astaphan, describing the letter as disrespectful and malicious.”

    I fail to see what is so disrespectful, and malicious for someone to make a request; hell Skerrit is just another man, another human, who the hell is he that someone cannot request that he step aside? Skerrit is most controversial prime minister the history of Caribbean politics.

    He would rather die today than to do what right: If Dominicans were not as dumb as they are they would have got rid of Skerrit a long time ago! Dictators such as him crave power………. Meanwhile the country lags behind in development.

    • November 9, 2015

      Mr. Telemaque, if you read the blogs or listen to political commentary in Dominica you will hear and read calls for the PM and his cabinet to resign for what is perceived by those who oppose the government to be mismanagement and corruption, that in my opinion is fair political comment, no one can be sanctioned for referring to a government as corrupt even if it is not true. However Mr. Linton may have branded Mr. Skeritt a criminal and by his utterances invited the FBI to investigate Mr. Skeritt for criminal activities because of his association with with Ng Lap Sent, based on that Mr. Skeritt has the right protect his reputation by taking Mr. Linton to court where Linton will have to present evidence of the criminal activities of Skeritt. If Linton is unable to produce the evidence of criminality he might be liable for heavy fines. Linton was just schooled by the Law Lords of the Privy Council yet he hasn’t learned and with supporters like you his learning period will long and hard.

      • November 9, 2015

        @point November 9, 2015 “Linton was just schooled by the Law Lords of the Privy Council yet he hasn’t learned and with supporters like you his learning period will long and hard.”

        I was thinking the same thing as is written above! But then again Linton claimed that his head is blooded but not bowed–I suppose he is searching for another head beating and more blood–before that learning period of his will be fulfilled–if it ever will

        May God continue to guide His people in Dominica

      • Views Expressed
        November 9, 2015

        My tax money pays Skerrit and the corrupt DLP. I have a right, so is Linton to ask him to step aside ands or resign because of questionable acts we need clarification for.
        Lennox is not the issue, Skerrit is. Get him out

      • Francisco Telemaque
        November 9, 2015

        Let me tell you again; my grandmother lived to be 103 years old, when she was about 96 years old she called me; said she want to talk with me. I went home and for five days we reminisced on the way she taught, and raise me; and advised me not to deviate from what she taught me. The last thing she said to me was “you have been a good child to me, you respected me, and did did your best for me: then she said God will always bless you God bless you and if we never see each other again in this life don’t worry about it.”

        I took care of her long after she died, I kept sending money home to support her she died and was buried six month before I found out, it did not matter, because she knew they were not going to tell me she died! On the other hand the day my mother died, one of my brothers decided to bury her the very next day, nevertheless the expense of burying her fell on my shoulders.

        Pick the mote out of your own eye, before attempt to remove mine!

      • November 10, 2015

        Why your grandmother. where was your mother? Why not the hugs and kisses from her–including that lecture which you mentioned here–not from your grandmother.

        But then again you lie so much–who can believe what you speak or write.

        I hope you know what I am talking about–my son lived with me until he was 30 years old.

    • La Dominic
      November 9, 2015

      Have you read the said letter? I have a copy and you can read it “online”. Just “check it out” and with your very good reading skills , you should understand what the letter is implying. You do not even need to use high level reading skills such as comprehension, analysis or evaluation; all you need is the very basic skill called “knowledge” meaning, the information you need to draw a conclusion is “right in your face”

    • The Real Facts
      November 10, 2015

      What are you a parrot? I always thought so. You always keep repeating what DNO posted and what we already read.

  68. Annoyed
    November 9, 2015

    oh really now Linton? why are you son concerned with what the Prime Minister does on a daily basis no one pays such close attention to your life so why do you spend so much time watching the PM’s every move. Yes if he is doing something wrong he should have the morals to just come clean but you Mr Linton seem to be digging into something that literally is nothing if it is something let the Prime Minister come and say whatever he is doing Linton should not be acting like that stirring up trouble the country has to much on its plate caused by the devil Erika to putting its foucs on Linton wanting the PM to resign i mean UWP should be getting there investment group together to raise funds for the country not looking at SKerrit…. or was the hype about the investment group just for show

    • Ex DA Law Man
      November 9, 2015

      You drank the pm kool-aid too.Stupid Dominicans.

    • Views Expressed
      November 9, 2015

      YOu Annoy me Annoyed,,,,,,,,,go read again that crap you just wrote and posted on DNO..
      Wake up, there is no investment taking place in Dominica. Stop protecting Skerrit

    • Francisco Telemaque
      November 9, 2015

      You know you are so stupid, the breath you breath is stupid, each of you heart beat is stupid! Skerrit created the situation for himself. If the FBI is investigating Skerrit it is his fault!

      And if he is involved, he is going to jail, Dominica crooked and bogus law will not protect him in America. In America he is nothing: big as they think they are in Dominica, they are nothing in North America.

      Your profession, your family name, your money matters nothing to anybody in this country, because if is education you want you can get; if is money you want you can get it by working; and investing into the right thing, if you are a thief, a drug dealer, or a crooked lawyer, or politician, you will eventually get caught, and will be sent to jail!

      Skerrit is a man like to be controversial, he draws controversies into his life simply because he believes he is someone important when he is nothing; he is what he is in Dominica because idiots like you make a god out of him. How can you…

      • Francisco Telemaque
        November 9, 2015

        How can you in your ignorance blame Lennox, or anyone else for Skerrit’s own conduct? Some of you will defend him even if you saw him use a knife and cut his own throat; you will confess to the crime he committed against himself, you will take the blame in order to prevent his psychotic and homicidal thoughts be know to the rest of the nation that he took his own life.

        You will blame his actions on Lennox Linton, and the rest of Dominica, only to prove your loyalty even with the knowledge that he took his own life!

        The Bible teaches to us; believers in God to “fear” the wicked” and all of you who are defenders of Skerrit are the wicked, and the rest of Dominica, should watch out in fear of the devils children like you!

    • The Real Facts
      November 10, 2015

      That is all Linton does, scrutinizing the PM in a wicked manner. What work does Linton do as opposition leader? We have heard nothing of his achievements. The public needs an account of what he is doing.
      During the election campaign and since Linton took office and recently was elected, thanks to James who relinquished his position so that Linton could win the Marigot riding, this man has been at the throat and on the back of the PM. It is visible and conspicuous.
      I tell Linton to take a back step and get lost. Give the PM room to breathe and to exercise his elected duties.

  69. Derick Gonsalves
    November 9, 2015

    Lennox when will you stop making yourself pass like a ………? Where in this entire FBI investigation did you ever see Skerrit Name. Dominica Name mentioned??? When will you grow up sir??? After 16 years your party still has not realised that empty belly acheing will never Make you win an election in dominica. So sick of the actions of this weak oposition.

    • The Real Facts
      November 10, 2015

      They will not give up. They are angry and are grinding their teeth. Behind closed doors they may be planning, thinking that if the PM steps down, they will win the election. They think they have the people, all of them, on their side. High hopes and presumptuous people. Should this ever occur, Dominica would be in chaos.
      Linton is making himself a laughing stock. If the FBI and other authorities hear of this and read about it, they will laugh at him.

  70. mark
    November 9, 2015

    The days of Freedom & labour pls come back. From the day that UWpeeee com is fighting, Poor opp.Allway lies lies.Been to court 10 times lost all ,plse stop it LINTON & CO.

    • The Real Facts
      November 10, 2015

      Do not make me laugh about the many times of the Court cases and losses. :lol: :lol: :lol:
      Yet, Linton will not give up. Can his supporters not see that? They follow a person who is constantly causing trouble, a troublemaker and always in Court. This seems to be a trait he excels in and that alone. I am wondering if he is not possessed or has another severe problem..

  71. Papa Dom
    November 9, 2015

    Just one question for tony. Was that letter published or or the contents circulated to the public by Mr Linton? If not what is the basis for the defamation claim?

    • FORKIT
      November 9, 2015

      you must be a very smart person because their claims are bogus and is meant to muzzle a righteous man.

      • The Real Facts
        November 10, 2015

        And you did not even think that Linton’s case is not a bogus one? The FBI has not even called the name of the PM. If there was anything to it, the FBI would already have contacted the PM and whatever else.
        Linton is a fool. He is in deep trouble and in hot water. He will get burned of his own doing. He set a trap for himself. They have a right to sue him and for some big money. They should not relent.
        Consider if someone consistently spoils your good name, what would you do? Sit back and grin and bear it? I bet you would not. Therefore, place yourself in the position of the PM and his Attorney. What they do, they have every right to do. What makes Linton think he will get away with that? I think Linton is tormented out of his own accord.

    • Me
      November 9, 2015

      The letter was copied to all members of parliament as well as the President at the same time as it was sent to P.M. Skerrit.

    • La Dominic
      November 9, 2015

      The letter is ONLINE. Before you wrote your comment you should read it. This is the same thing we should try to avoid–saying and writing things without first getting the facts. Get the facts then express yourself in an intelligent way even if you are more bent to take one side over the other but be fair.

      • Papa Dom
        November 10, 2015

        The letter being on DNO doesn’t mean that it was published there by Lennox

  72. November 9, 2015

    Linton it would appear is incapable of learning. LENNOX LINTON has to be the worst opposition leader in the caribbean. That man is a total embarrassment to any sane or someone with half a brain. He is void of any sense of reality. He lives in a world of his own and is continued to be led by the partially sighted namely the supporters of the unelectable pappy show party. Mr Linton the privvy council showed you up for what you are incaple of recognizing the truth, especially where the prime minister is concerned. You just carry on regardless, spouting what you perceive to be tbe truth, without facts or evidence. Why is it the supporters of this flawed character, keep blaming the messenger i.e Tony Astaphan. I would advise the UWP to get themselves a ‘Tony Astaphan’ who knows what he is talking about concerning The Courts and Law in general, his record proves it. Then UWP would not keep losing every case in the courts.

  73. zammy
    November 9, 2015

    Is Tony the attorney general? Would like to hear from the office of the AG and not Tony..
    Being SC does not mean that Toni can treat with matters of the state with such authority as if he represents the office of AG.. This is a matter of national interest concerning the office of PM of Dominica. Investigate the matter , clear the air…….
    Dominica is a strange country. .
    Could the PM speak out…. why is Toni one hearing from…….
    Dominicans don’t have any pm called Toni. . The pm is Mr SKerrick
    The pm is hiding behind Toni and Toni blocking for pm or what
    Can’t believe that Toni wanna sue everybody that just say pm or am

  74. November 9, 2015

    Am so sick of this 3rd world countries fighting .why don’t you guy fix you’ll country and stop putting division among the people. Look at the mess Dominica is in.I really don’t have any interest in moving back to Dominica. To much going on and there no trust among the leaders and the people. Lord have mercy on Dominica.

    • Molly
      November 9, 2015

      Hi Sanka, you never lived in Dominca to begin with. The same thing is happening in your country too. Go figure!

      • Francisco Telemaque
        November 10, 2015

        Identify the country in which the person resides; let’s see if what is happening in Dominica is the same in the county in which he lives.

        You see the reason their will never be change in Dominica is because of such nonsense where some of you believe the crap you hear. Examine the rest of the Caribbean, and decide if Dominica can be compared to any of them. Let me show you how dumb you people are. Antigua has no fresh water river, however Dominica is buying water from Antigua! Dominica has more farm land than Antigua, nevertheless, Antiguans are selling sweet potato to you dumb people.

        Antigua two rivers are the two muddy ponds one pass along the way to the village of Freetown. What is Antigua buying from Dominica? Skerrit told you all that Dominica and America are on the same level, he told you all that Obama has money in the White House just as he has in the red clinic, and when people go to Obama he puts his hands in a draw just like Skerrit, pulls money and give it to his…

    • Oh plz
      November 9, 2015

      Nobody wants u bck….stop full ur illegal alien self up

    • Bon Dieu
      November 9, 2015

      Do you not think demanding transparency of a leader is a worthy fight??? You really think in the name of “fixing country” people should not ask questions when they hear all sorts of international criminals are surfacing with DIPLOMATIC passports from Dominica?

      Lord will have mercy when people stand for whats right. Burying your head in sand and hoping for the best is not exactly a Godly endeavor!

    • The Real Facts
      November 10, 2015

      I have relatives and friends in Dominica and they have done very well for themselves. They are not complaining. We, in the outside world are the ones who are complaining.
      I would think it is the other way around. We should have remained in Dominica.
      Aside from TS Erika, Dominica was doing very well. Those critics need to pray, be humble and love their fellow people, whatever the Party they support.
      The wicked ones are bringing down the wrath of God on Dominica. This is why Linton who, it appears in his heart and mind is eager to be PM, stirs up so much trouble.
      Prior to the Lord’s Passion, Death and Crucifixion, He said, “This is My Command that you love one another as I love you including your neighbor.”
      He also said, “Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you. Pray for those who persecute you.”
      How well is everyone doing in this respect? Let everyone examine their conscience.
      We must pray for Linton. He really needs a lot of prayers.

  75. Erasmus B. Black
    November 9, 2015

    Politically, the letter is fair game except, in my opinion,the call for the Dear Leader’s resignation within thirty days which I think goes too far. The reaction from the Attorneys however smacks of desperation and shows that they are extremely worried about something. By going for the overkill they may be exposing Dear Leader to even greater scrutiny. The questions remain, who is Paolo Zampoli and what is he doing at the Dominica Mission to the United Nations in New York? What was that document that the Dear Leader was seen signing in the photo with the three other men who have all been arrested by the FBI?

    • Felix AAron
      November 9, 2015

      Erasmus B. Black, You are missing the point.
      If the leader of the opposition was genuine in his question, what was the purpose of circulating it to the international media if he meant no harm to the Honourable Prime Minister and on what evidential basis did he accuse the Prime Minister of being under the influence of a criminal enterprise?

    • Professor Rankin
      November 9, 2015

      Paolo Zampoli : a look up on Wikipedia states in part” in October 2013 the Honourable Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit appointed Mr Zampoli as United Nations Ambassador for Oceans and Seas of the Comminwealth of Dominica. “. Yes my people we do gave an Ambassador for Oceans and Seas. Wonder why an announcement was not made in Dominica. You can read the full profile on Wikipedia.

    • La Dominic
      November 9, 2015

      What are you saying? Are you inferring that the FBI is afraid of our PM? if he was implicated in this horrible thing you all are talking about would they pick up the rest and allow him to go scot free. Are you listening to yourself or reading what you write before you post it? You do not seem to be engaging your commonsense or basic logic. Try to do a little thinking for yourself.

  76. Cicero
    November 9, 2015

    THE PROBLEM: Political infighting is clearly hampering the Government’s effectiveness in the managing and orchestrating the reconstruction of our country. Mr. Linton’s call for the PM’s resignation is not supported by the evidence before us – the FBI affidavit does not mention the PM; we have not heard of a FBI “target letter” directed to the PM; none of the current suspects have implicated the PM. That said the letter is clearly not libelous.
    THE SOLUTION: A “Reconstruction Czar” should be appointed to oversee and coordinate all reconstruction projects. This person would come from outside of the government and have broad authority to allocate and track donated funds; contract with vendors and prioritize projects based on a recovery plan not political affiliation. The person should be a skilled administrator with a background in public works/construction/ engineering. Any nominees?

    • too late
      November 9, 2015

      they would nominate some one like Parry and who would declare his PM the most loving and most honest. same old same old

    • Titiwi
      November 11, 2015

      Cicero, Mr. Linton did not call for Mr. Skerrit to resign. He called for him to step down, temporarily, pending the outcome of an investigation. There is a difference.

  77. Same old same old
    November 9, 2015

    It is clear that Dominica has now become the republic plantation of Tony A, Roosevelt Skerrit, and . Lennox Lawrence man? These guys want to behave as they wish and do not even want the nation’s elected opposition to question Skerrit, when the man’s name appears in so many leading media houses in the USA?
    Tony how are they disrespecting the PM? Tony, you now reside in the USA and I am quite sure you know how the president of the USA is bound by law to answer the questions of the people. Not only that Tony, but every player of any major sports in the USA, whether is NBA, MLB, NFL,NHL are bound by law to be interviewed by the media after any game.

    Skerrit does not address our concerns here and he does not speak to the media, though when abroad he speaks to the media. Do we not have a right to know what is happening to our country?

    I urge you to sue Inner City Press, Wall street Journal, ABC and others as well because they are all raising the same questions of the elected…

  78. Yes
    November 9, 2015

    You know what’s funny? Letting the FBI and the UNITED STOLEN STATES (OCCUPIED by European Americans) dictate moral authority over a system (United Nations) whose rules they break more than any other country.

  79. Neso
    November 9, 2015

    Linton Linton Linton…take a chill my brother!!! Stop making a fool of yourself…Take a page from Honourable Joshua Francis and the way he does his politics as an opposition representative…awa we…you will learn one of these days….

  80. LifeandDeath
    November 9, 2015

    It is so ridiculous how Dominicans keep undervaluing themselves..apparently our leaders must remain devine and unquestioned even by the same people they vow to be accountable to and for..This slavish attitude will build the path to our eventual downfall.
    Every time questions are asked there is always a looming threat of victimization and legal torture..Is Dominica going anywhere?
    When a man can go on an International interview and say we’ve already rebuilt 574 homes after Erika, when just days ago he said ppl are housed in guest houses and the likes..I mean isn’t it more than time to examine his horn? aren’t there questions to be asked?..Tony dem bread well butter tho..woe unto the poor farmer and his children.unto the young professional trying to raise a family, unto the truck drivers and fishermen and small contractors..we’ll toss and turn on the bed of stones we’re preparing….Don’t call on Jah in the end..

  81. Zandoli
    November 9, 2015

    I am by no means a supporter of Skerrit, but I have not seen any evidence that suggests a connection between him and there people.

    If Linton has such evidence, he ought to bring it forward. From what I see, he is trying to create an impression of impropriety simply on the basis of a photo. If that is all he is basing his suppositions on, I think he should stop doing that. It does not serve anybody’s interest and further it brings his (Linton’s) reputation and judgement into question.

  82. Big Bannan
    November 9, 2015

    Although this one is a bit rough , can you imagine the condition Dominica would be in without that type of opposition ?

    • TRUTH , No lie
      November 9, 2015

      SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO true
      Thank GOD for lennox linton,
      Skerrit’s worst night mare

      • November 9, 2015

        KPB, Lennox worst nightmare. I hope you help him to pay the tens of thousands of $$$$$$ he is going to have to pay KPB!!!!!!!!!

  83. only me
    November 9, 2015

    Let us get the Country back on its feet and then go start all the politics and trouble. As of now all i want to here is How fast can we bring Dominica running again. Forget Linton and Skeritt

    • Views Expressed
      November 9, 2015

      I have gotten rid off and forgotten Skerrit, I do not trust him and government and his questionable governance.
      I wholeheartedly trust Hon. Lennox Linton and his Honourable Team….they are honest, open, transparent and decent honourable men and women.
      Let us put Dominica first and have honest men and women to represent us. First …..we have to get rid of Skerrit and band of…………………..no good people

  84. Speedy
    November 9, 2015

    This behavior is so childish for a serving PM and an opposition leader. If someone say something negative about you just shrug it off and move on. I know it’s easier said than done but this kind of politics in Dominica have to stop. Linton and the UWP needs to grow up, use that energy towards contribution to state instead of self.

    • Views Expressed
      November 9, 2015

      I am really lost….what on earth are you talking about…
      Linton and UWP are mature professionals, honest and decent to serve Dominica.

      I trust them . We Do NOt Trust Skerrit and this corrupt DLP.

      Stop throwing out Nonesense without any substance

    • Looking
      November 9, 2015

      But you are contradicting yourself

    • TRUTH , No lie
      November 9, 2015

      Speedy? how do you want linton to contribute to state again ? to join the corruption?
      Shame on you ,
      Linton have been challenging every corrupt act of this government ,What else do you want him to do?

  85. Doc. Love
    November 9, 2015

    Tony, Skeritt and Lennox can try their best to muzzle Mr. Linton, the matter is not a national issue, it is an international issue. It would appear Tony and the rest are afraid of Mr. Mathew Lee of the Inner Circle Press, based in Washington. Most of the questions Mr. Linton are requesting answers were asked to the Secretary General of the United Nation by the international press. In fact, apart from the involvement of the FBI, the Secretary General has appointed a staff member of the United Nation to investigate many of the questions asked by the press in Washington. Therefore , Skeritt and the rest should direct their legal papers to the Inner City Press. Apart from asking Skeritt to resign, Mr, Linton has nothing to do with this international scandal.

    • Me
      November 9, 2015

      Thanks Doc. but for the record Inner City Press are based in New York, the Bronx to be exact and are accredited to the U.N.

      • Doc. Love
        November 9, 2015

        Thank you, Sir, whether it is in New York or Washington, Skeritt and Dominica are scheduled to have some serious headaches in the coming months. This international scandal is not going to go away anytime soon. If we think Erika was devastating, wait when Ng Lap Seng is brought before the courts, therefore, brace yourselves Dominicans.

      • Me
        November 9, 2015

        I agree Dock. Things are beginning to fall apart fast. Wait till there is not enough money in th treasury to pay salaries before christmas and you will see real fireworks and hear gnashing of teeth, stammering:”if only we had known”.

    • November 9, 2015

      @doc love inner city press has not accused the PM it has simply stated information that has not been disputed. Furthermore nothing that inner city press has printed accuses Skeritt of any wrong doings it also does not absolve him of any wrong doings, that’s just smart reporting in the absence of conclusive evidence. Mr.Linton on the other hand is directly accusing the PM of criminal involvement and recommends that he steps aside for 30 days to allow the the FBI to investigate him. What utter rubish, as the investigations have been completed, indictments have been handed down and arrest made. So is Mr. Linton going demand of the FBI to reopen the investigation with special focus on Roosevelt Skeritt and his appointments Permanent representatives to the UN, is he going to further demand that their investigation be within 30 days. No one wants to muzzle Lennox as his verbal diarea is a financial comfort for people like KPB. I hope you help to pay his legal bills.

  86. whatever
    November 9, 2015

    You all swear people don’t get fed up of the UWP’S nonsense! Yes they do…..instead of trying to build the nation all they do is look for ways to bring it down.

    • ma
      November 9, 2015

      how can the nation be built when crime and corruption is the norm ………. You may not have enough but we who are concern have enough. it is time that they go and not just go but be exposed.

      I understand how ignorant of the fact you are but many of us are not …….

      • November 9, 2015

        What facts? The FBI investigated this matter for 5 long years, it was not a weekend investigation. So what are the facts that you have that is not available to the FBI. On the other hand the FBI does not depend on inner city press for its information it has more sophisticated ways to get information, that’s why the investigation took 5 years.

      • d-a born
        November 9, 2015

        Crime and corruption, lol…somebody never left their village

    • TRUTH , No lie
      November 9, 2015

      Whatever? Can you bring down something which is already down?

    • Just Me
      November 9, 2015

      Is it the same UWP that was accused of being corrupt for 4 straight years by the DLP? I am amazed of how we react when the shoe is on the other foot.

      I love my PM but I am curious as to what he was signing, all smiles eh

    • StayPositive
      November 9, 2015

      Oppressors!! , Come on people….If you need facts or fiction you can “google it”. Stop tearing down!! each other!, build up. It is so sad..Dominica will remain like this if we continue to hate ourselves and hate others. The fact is, What happens in the dark must come to light. No party has to stir anything.. Stop the negativity and Build Dominica.

  87. no man!
    November 9, 2015

    AWA WI…..Lennox Linton need to chill!!!!

    • November 9, 2015

      Skir is the one to chill m because he is the person giving Dominica the dab rap,all over not globe, citizens in a civilized country would be bemanding the same from their leader, only in Dominica it’s citizens will tolerate all thes dab behavior from their leader, when you all will want to wake up from whatever Skerrit did to hypnotized you all it will be too late, many of you will stay with you all mouths wide open by then it will be too late, for time will tell.

  88. Views Expressed
    November 9, 2015

    Alliance by association is questionable and that is why the UWP, Opposition Party in Parliament is asking by association that the PM step aside, take absence of leave to step down until matter is closed, therefore the UWP on behalf of all Dominicans is right.at of Dominica.

    Well done Leader of Opposition. Thanks for looking out for our interests and that of the people.
    Please do nor be distracted by funny thinking lawyers, nor to be distracted by political threats. Dominica needs answers

    • CD
      November 9, 2015

      Ok. So by being associated with Earl Williams, former leader of the UWP, the UWP and Edison James should be implicated in his money missing and absconding scandal? Really?

    • Observer
      November 9, 2015

      “Alliance by association” Does it mean that the UWP leadership is, has been tarnished by their association with Earl Williams alleged wrong doing with clients money?

      • Views Expressed
        November 9, 2015

        YOu are scared to call Skerrit name…. like Tony and Lawrence, and Lap Seng……..etc.. and in Macau…..Hanoi etc…. that’s the allowance by association….look it up.
        We are dealing with the here and now….you seem unable to deal with truth and reality. The truth is we have a corrupt DLP government in office and a questionable PM

  89. November 9, 2015

    Oh no!!! NO NO NO!!! This “Novice”in opposition is out of place, disrespectful and arrogant beyond words. To insinuate or imply that our great and wonderful Supreme Leader is involved in the “alleged” criminal activities of Ng Lap Seng and others is absurd and utterly ridiculous. The right and honourable Supreme Leader, the Christ-like and compassionate ordained Knight of the Holy Roman Catholic Church, Dr. Roosevelt M. Skerrit is a law-abiding, God-fearing man who will NEVER get involved in illegal activities or actions that goes against the best interest of his beloved Dominica. To suggest that our most loved and respected Prime Minister should step down is insane. Dr. Skerrit is a duly elected Prime Minister who has gone above and beyond the call of duty for the betterment and development of Dominica. The results at the polls last December proved that there is overwhelming support for the Prime Minister. This has never changed. The…

    • smh
      November 9, 2015

      I can sense your sarcasm to give the impression that this was written by a labourite

  90. UDOHREADYET
    November 9, 2015

    Is Lennox Linton crazy or mad? This guy is desperate and short sighted. Is this article for real or a joke, I cant believe he actually did that! No one can be that ignorant… impossible!

    • Bon Dieu
      November 9, 2015

      Your country needs a billion $$ to rebuild. Your country was already a billion in debt. Your leader cancelled the biggest foreign-income earning event at a time when funds are critically needed. Your leader is gone 20+ out of 65 days after a national disaster. He is seen signing docs with a dude who is arrested on bribery and money laundering charges days later. He won’t disclose the docs.

      But it’s Lennox Linton that you think is mad for asking this leader to disclose documents and step aside for proper leadership?

      I think you know someone “that” ignorant better than you are willing to admit. check a mirror!

  91. Titiwi
    November 9, 2015

    I really do hope that Roosevelt Skerrit is bold enough to sue and that the case is heard in open court so the P.M. can be questioned under oath. We need answers folks.

    • jay
      November 10, 2015

      the sue is a tactic, to keep linton shut. this will never go to court. Once the judge approves and the case is set in motion. Linton can’t go in the public and talk about it. But the date for court will never come, when it does, it will be forwarded to later date.

      • Tititwi
        November 10, 2015

        Thanks Jay. They call that a judicial review and if all else fails a doctrine of necessity I believe. Can’t believe our judges swallow all this crap.

  92. Interpreter Found
    November 9, 2015

    To be very honest, we as the citizens need to know what documents our leader is signing on our behalf, no matter how small the matter be, we have the RIGHT to know. This is one of the major problems in not only Dominica, but in most small third world countries as the populous does not think that it is their right to know what the PM is doing with the country’s money as it “belongs” to the Government. This is a serious issue as it pushes the government into acting as a opaque dictatorship, rather than the transparent diplomacy that we should be.

    Mr. Linton is however clearly playing politics, as we all know Prime Minister the Hon. Skerrit has been having dealings with this Ng Lap Seng gentleman, however there is no mention of any criminal dealings between Dominica and as such, the point on this letter’s accusations are baseless (in the court of law).

    I am hoping for Mr. Linton to be made a lesson of for playing politics, but still allowing for transparency in the Parliament.

    • November 9, 2015

      For what it’s worth, this isn’t just a problem in economically developing countries. The whole Trans-Pacific Partnership, a major trade agreement pushed by the U.S. on mostly Asian countries, was negotiated entirely in secret, then presented as a completed agreement to the people of those countries, including Americans. It was a stunningly anti-democratic process.

      • Views Expressed
        November 9, 2015

        what’s you point sir?

      • Francisco Telemaque
        November 10, 2015

        Steve you are making comparison with apples to oranges. Whatever trade agreement is conceived by the president of the United States, can’t take effect unless both the congress of the United States, which includes the upper, and lower house debate the bill and unanimously approve of the agreement.

        I Dominica, Skerrit is a one man band, he whatever he does, goes into effect as long as he said it is good for Dominica. A good example is what you called the treaty, which I know to be recognized as an agreement in which he signed allowing criminals from Jamaica to usurp his authority!

        The man is so dumb, I doubt he reads before signing, I guess he looks around, and say to himself: Well, since everybody signing, it must be good, so, before they laugh at me, I signing too!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

      • November 10, 2015

        It seemed like Interpreter Found was suggesting that political secrecy primarily occurs in small, economically developing countries, but sometimes it’s helpful to remember that some of the political challenges Dominicans face are also found in large, wealthy countries — the better a problem is understood, the better one can consider solutions for it. That’s all.

    • Bon Dieu
      November 9, 2015

      You are hoping for Linton to be taught a lesson, but ALSO wish for people to know what the leader is signing? Clearly, if your first request is fulfilled, the latter will not.

      If an opposition leader who’s mandate is to ask questions, is being sued for doing so, who else do you think will be able to hold the ministers accountable? Look how quickly Astaphan is willing to sue, just to shut Linton up. Don’t you think he’ll sue others as more questions surface.

      Dominican people really need to step into the 21st century! This voluntary ignorance, then cry for help and charity has gone overboard at this point. We can’t be both financial and intellectual beggars! Geez!

      • Interpreter Found
        November 9, 2015

        I meant that Mr. Linton should be a smarter man than trying to sue the standing leader of a state for something that he is not implicated in at all. I fully agree that we should know what we are in business with this NG Lap Seng gentleman, but that is IF we are, we have no proof that there is any transaction being done between Dominica and NG.

        Honestly, this if proved incorrect is a gross defamation of character, and any professional person who cares about their reputation would likely sue also.

      • dissident
        November 11, 2015

        @ Interpreter found
        my boy tell Skeritt could have done de same years ago for other accusations.
        De conference in Malaysia is now being linked to N G Lap seng bribery and dubious motives.
        It is perfectly legitimate for our PM to either step aside for a while or clear his name.
        why doesn’t skerrit try to sue de reporter at inner city press too?????

  93. Cornelius
    November 9, 2015

    Linton is just too desperate. MAKE HIM PAY!!

    • Don Ragga
      November 9, 2015

      You and you children will pay the price when skeritt is done with you stupid Dominicans

  94. My Conference Room
    November 9, 2015

    60% of the population put him in and we see no reason why he has to resign. Next election like it or not it will be 80%.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      November 9, 2015

      Well, Rosie Douglas was supposed to be there forever, Pirie Charles also claimed political immortality, when he said he was ill and wanted to retire, he was advised that there are other prime ministers in the Caribbean who are sicker than he was.

      Man appoints, God disappoints, whereas they wanted to reign forever, and DLP monopolized politics in the country; God had another plan; the voters could not rid the country of their power, however, death which no one can evade did what the voters could not do!

      It is only a matter of time, no man can do more than his share, evil, or good on this earth, Skerrit is an wicked and evil man, his reign might end overnight, he will not even know it when his reign of terror, buying votes, bribes, victimization, and corruption comes to an end!

  95. faith
    November 9, 2015

    I thought that storm erika would unite the country but when things start to get to normalcy, here we go again. More controversy. Although there ia little earthquakes to give us a wake up call that we nees to unite. We arr each others keeper. All upu still fighting and misehaving. I am not even addressing the issue, just want you all to know that Domjnica does not belong to anyone of uou. We all have to go siz feet empty handed. So though matter how much wealth you accumulate, you will enjoy it just for a time.

  96. miss Quinzy
    November 9, 2015

    Linton when will u grow up????

    • Views Expressed
      November 9, 2015

      He has,,,,,,where are you?

      What have you done lately for Dominica to clean up its corruption and bobol

      • Poor Us
        November 9, 2015

        oh please, people like you that have Dominica corrupted….Grow up LINTON!!!!!

    • Me
      November 10, 2015

      A quinsy is peritonsillar abcess, very nasty! I recommend you gurgle with balsamic vinegar and lime to disinfect your throat so you can utter more melodious words and feel less cantankerous. May you get better soon.

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