UPDATE: UWP leader, supporters protest (PHOTOS)

United Workers Party (UWP) leaders on Monday led a protest against Speaker of the House of Assembly Alix Boyd-Knights and the Roosevelt Skerrit administration outside the House of Assembly, which eventually spilled over into other streets in Roseau.

UWP parliamentarians walked out of the sitting of the House – the second consecutive time – and joined in the protest with supporters – some waving placards calling for democracy and equal rights.

The opposition is alleging that the Boyd-Knights is using her powers to prevent questions which are targeted at certain ministers of government in parliament.

“We referred to standing order 31 which allows for a motion to be moved to adjourn the House.We sought to have the House adjourned so that the five questions which we submitted would be considered by the ministers. They did not get into the ministers’ hands because the Speaker blocked them. We found no opportunity in the House of Assembly … to be heard and to participate,” Green said to media after walking out of parliament.

“…And that is why we have walked out of the House there because the Speaker has not seen if fit to consider the fact that five out of eight of our questions – the first time in the history of this parliament – have not been considered and she has not seen it fit to adjourn the House in order that those questions can be put forward to the ministers,” he stated.

Green also accused the Speaker of disrespecting the UWP’s members of parliament in the House this morning.

Opposition Leader Hector John, who also spoke to media after the “walk out”, said that Boyd-Knights was trying to block the opposition’s efforts in every way.

“We called her, we tried to ensure that we participate in the House and she find every way possible to block us out….This is not about the United Workers Party. The speaker is protecting the prime minister,” he said. “The prime minister came on the radio …saying that no question has reached him and he would answer any question, but the damage was already done; he knows today is the House and we have no time to resubmit questions to the Speaker.”

Meanwhile, President of the party, Edison James, said that the Speaker’s actions was part of a direct plan to frustrate the people of Dominica.

“What we see happening here is a determined plan by Alix Boyd-Knights in collaboration with Roosevelt Skerrit to frustrate the people of this country with respect to two matters,” he stated.

John and Green along with other UWP parliamentarians addressed cheering supporters outside parliament.

Simultaneously, the Speaker of the House told parliament this morning that her decision regarding the UWP’s questions were justified and in keeping with House rules.

More on Mrs. Knight’s response in a subsequent report.

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140 Comments

  1. Tarmac
    December 1, 2010

    Here we go again! All of us sliding away on a tangent to the state of oblivion, and we have forgotten that the root of Dominica’s problem is a weak and ineffective Oopposition lacking the competency to stand up and fight Skerrit’s government and the Speaker of the house in the arena which was built fo such a matter, that is the parliament.

    It is time for the Opposition to stand up as real men instead of running away from parliament like cowards and hiding their fear behind the backs of the few diehard followers they have.

    • Mujahardin
      December 3, 2010

      Rubbish Tamac. Are you not aware of the fact that the Speaker deliberately throws out opposition questions asked in Parliament even quoting rules which does not exist to justify her mad and undemocratic actions? Have you forgotten that the opposition is in the court with the speaker about questions from the opposition that she prevented from been asked in Parliament? It is clear that you know nothing about the practical role of parliament. Are you aware of the fact that the PM has revealed himself to the world that he is a dual citizen, and as such according to our constitution he is unfit to hold elected office? The Parliament of Dominica is a sham. The PM is unqualified to be in parliament, compounded by the fact that the last General Elections were clearly and simply stolen. We heard revelations from Tony outlining Skerrits clear intentions to prevent electorial reform in Dominica. The Opposition needs to continue highlighting the fact that our Parliament is illegally constituted, and without election reform Skerrit will continue stealing elections in order to protect his program of corruption and crime in government. What once was the House of Parliament, has now become the House of Alix Boyd Knight. The Opposition will be better served if they leave Alix House for Skerrit and his band of liars and thieves. COME OUT FROM AMONG HER MY PEOPLE.

  2. natasha
    November 30, 2010

    just a set of puppets… Sprags i thought with you being young, motivated and smart you would lead the people the right way but its just politricks again… stoppp campaigning and get down to the people’s business..

    • mandesa
      November 30, 2010

      yu stupid

    • mandesa
      November 30, 2010

      oh hi yu doom or smart go and sleep

      • natasha
        December 1, 2010

        learn to spell, and learn to write proper english.. Everyone got there opinion right? so fall back

    • Mujahardin
      December 3, 2010

      Natasha, please pay close and honest attention to what is happening in our country. It is alright to have an opinion, but that opinion must be an informed and honest opinion. Don’t let Skerrit steal your brain. Think for yourself. Your opinion is not based on facts and it sounds very much like Skerrit’s demon talking through you. Be careful Skerrit is evil personified. Protect yourself. I must give it to you as straight as I can. You must tell Skerrit to stop stealing and lying and get down to the people’s business. It is clear that the supporters of Skerrit are so uninformed that it is painful.

  3. waiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
    November 30, 2010

    a u lard, look it poor dominicans all you still follwoing these bunch os … to go and form the full wat a shame. go get work for all yoyu to do. ron green lazy bastard stop hiding your face sacrea sort. all of all you are stupidos

    • Mujahardin
      December 3, 2010

      Empty and illiterate. You are an IDIOT!! Get off the site if you have nothing substantial to contribute. IDIOT.

  4. MASTER CHIEF
    November 30, 2010

    IF I WAS ON DUTY AT DAT POINT I DOE THINK WII THE OFFICER’S WOULD NEED THE GREEN’S.
    PPLE JST CROSSING THE POLICE GATE’S. DATS WHY I LOVE MY JOB

    • Looker
      December 1, 2010

      are you an employee of skerit or are you an employee of the state. most of these people there are working class people the reason you have a job 8) so it shows more and more, even from your coment that Dominica is becoming a police state you are sopose to be upholding the law not your feelings :lol:

    • Mujahardin
      December 3, 2010

      You are simply a fool with a job. NO LIE CAN LIVE FOREVER.

  5. waaaaaaadooooo
    November 30, 2010

    Did those pictures taken on Dominica or some other place. All those people look like people who can’t read or write. I mean they cannot see Black on white. Alas poor us.

    • The Guard
      November 30, 2010

      Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaadoooooooo, you are the last person on earth to say people cannot read and write.. “”Did those pictures taken on Dominica “” If you think you can read and write with this kind of gramma you are delussional, and I am sure all the people who were at this demonstration would and can do better than that.. Check yourself buddy! LOL

  6. Out of town
    November 30, 2010

    :mrgreen:

    Look commotion People live the politics out for now lets look forward in development. Those question have nothing to do with progress.

    • Mujahardin
      December 3, 2010

      Get out of town with your rubbish. Many of you simple minded Skerrit supporter believe that since the government is building roads, it is alright for Skerrit to lie, steal and enrich himself at the expense of the State. Are you saying that progress and development is all about supporting and defending Skerrit the French man who is a proven thief and consumate liar? Boss GET OUT OF TOWN.

  7. Eyes on Dominica
    November 30, 2010

    If in the opinion of the leadership of the United Workers Party if they have a reason to demonstrate, so be it. There is no right or wrong to this issue. I just believe that they can also get results if they went to Parliament as well. But if they believe that they will not get the attention and the respect they are demanding in parliament, then…???

  8. MAD
    November 30, 2010

    Democracy is well and alive in DA. I feel proud the UWP can protest. I feel proud the police did not stop them. I feel proud the state did not stop them.

    I feel proud we each can make a contribution on DNO for or against. I am a very happy DA man.

    My country is living a life of democracy. I feel proud that the radio talkers and host a free to speak.

    I feel proud we each can back red,blue or green. It is the right of each one to have his/her own views.

    Long live DA……FREEDOOM IS ALIVE IN DA.

  9. focus deep
    November 29, 2010

    we must selah. This thing isn’t about Pm or Opposition. Look at our Nation being run by lies and deceit.There is an i dont care sickness where does in Authority fail to give positive response to answers.Always looking for a way to defend a lie.How long is it going to last.Aman will reapwhat he sows .I believe they are reaping what they sow.They dug a pit of corruption they are drowning in it.Who is going to save them but themselves by speaking the truth.The words of the good book.THE TRUTH WILL SETMAN FREE.SWALLOW YOUR PRIDE THIS WIL SAVE YOUR FUTURE BY TELLING THE TRUTH.

  10. sorry
    November 29, 2010

    My Advice to Dominicans its keep writing Letters to the various agencies as Brizze did the more letters written will eventually cause more attention globaly and these issue will be spread across the globe Labour has to learn de damm hard way indeed…

    it will drawn attention that the demorcay is under treat in Dominica so my best advice is that firms and citizens so keep the letter writing showcase as a form of protest and outrage as dominicans are be surpressed by this corrupted labour regime ever in the history of dominica…

    that the road that will bring comfort peace and honest governance to dominica…its the KEY!!

  11. Magwaysar
    November 29, 2010

    The United Workers Party is really letting its supporters down. I think its time they listen to persons like Brian Alleyne and do the work that they were elected to do. They are wasting the tax payers money and should resign if they wish to continue staying out of Parliament. The advice they are receiving are not in the interest of the country. Its time they settle down and rethink their strategy. Just my 2 pence. Dominica deserves better and the people from Salisbury and Marigot deserves better. One day the lies they are spreading will return to them. Earl Williams was first, who will be next. It does not seems the UWP are learning or they are just power hungry.

  12. Mafia
    November 29, 2010

    What circus is that? Was that a protest? UWP are a bunch of JOKERS.

  13. Who not corrupt?????
    November 29, 2010

    All those Diaspora working overseas for minimum wage, cannot even afford to visit home who like to run their mouth shut up…………Dominicans went to the polls to elect the Labour party and if Dominicans choose to kick them out it will not happen before general elections. That is what democracy is.. Ron has to wait in line… like every body else

    • natasha
      November 30, 2010

      thank you… that was the exact thing i said.. Let the folks that live in dominca dispute and add there two cents because they are the ones feeling whatever is going on. I am not taking sides but just listening. Alot of people hide behind the computers and just follow the band waggon. they always say “they” say when you ask them who is “they” no answer.

  14. Lover of Dominica
    November 29, 2010

    :lol: I am a first time blugger. The comments on this issue has led me to write. I am very proud of the U.W.P and this demonstration. The crowd that was present is standing for all of us who could not be there in person. The people are starting the road map to our democracy.
    I feel sorry for the Labourites who do not see the real picture. They are satisfied with the crumbs from the table while the boys are having a full banquet.

    I pray for these people that one day there eyes maybe opened. The time is near. Justice will come to our country and all the lies, corruption and deceit will be no more.

    I thank God for Lennox, Jerry Brisbane, Angelo, Athie, Father Jolly, Matt, and all theothers who are fighting for justice. Keep up the fight. No LIE CAN LIVE FOR EVER.

    Blessing.

    • Power to the People
      November 29, 2010

      What h*** “First Time BLUGGER”??? Who you think you fooling? Feel sorry for yourself and your cronies. You all UWPites still cannot realize that the Dominica Labour Party won the election because you all are still suffering from Loss Of Power Syndrome. Wake Up and smell the coffee. We are in 2010 and heading into 2011. Elections will soon be called again and the PEOPLE will again decide who they want to run the country. It won’t and will never be decided by a few disgruntled few. You thought Labourites are not blind but you are well wrong. We are well organized and we have a strong and well respected leader. Nothing all you say can touch us. Who is your Leader? A three-headed monster??? Dominica is not going backwards again but forward with LABOUR!!!!

      • Mujahardin
        December 3, 2010

        Fool. Labor party did not win any elections, they stole the elections and you know that well. But again what do you expect from laborites, when your accepted way of life is to tell lies and steal. Didn’t you hear Skerrit homself say that he was a French man? that fool makes him unqualify to be the PM. I wonder if you are understanding. Poor fools you love to lie so much that you have become a complete stranger to the truth. Laborites need alot of prayers, their evil is slowly destroying our country.

    • DominicaFirst
      November 29, 2010

      Did you mean blogger?

  15. curves
    November 29, 2010

    :cry: :lol:

  16. looking in from the outside
    November 29, 2010

    All of you people who thinks Ron Green and the others who are fighting for our rights are fools,,,,,think again….Do not forget that Skerro is a citizen of somewhere else, so when things get hotter,,,he will just slide out and leave us to burn ( why you all think he has been in and out of Dominica so often lately?) He looking for himself. Look a lawyer is being charged with all sorts of dishonesty,,,,skerritte name come up again…
    All you people who wants to turn a blind eye(s) towards what is really going on………Time will tell.

    • prissy
      November 29, 2010

      Can you find some news that is updated? That Skeritt news is getting old already.
      You all need some new material. Deed Edison get the whole of Marigt to show up?
      The people in the crowd look alot like Marigotians.

      • Mujahardin
        December 3, 2010

        Updated news: Skerrit continues to lie and .. while some Dominicans believe that it is old news. Prissy can you tell us what has Edison James ever done to you? because I have noticed that the haters of Edison are just jealous of his brilliance, many of them say in their minds, how can one so black and ugly like Edison James be so smart? Stop hating, Marigot people continue to make significant contributions to Dominica’s development. Didn’t you hear on the news that Edison James is the biggest banana producing farmer in Dominica?

  17. People have the Right to peaceful Protest
    November 29, 2010

    SOMETHING’S HAPPENING AND IT”S SO EXCITING. The MASSES’ PROTEST Sent a strong Message. The PEOPLE can’t TAKE it no more. Peaceful, effective protest. Relevant Messages on the Placards. The Masses are expressing their disgust with that CORRUPT, INEFFICIENT, GREEDY, ARROGANT DLP GOVT. You TREMBLING already NUH? PM Skerritt you ain’t see Nothing Yet. That is just the beginning. ELECTORAL REFORM NOW. ANSWER those BURNING QUESTIONS. Who can prevent those questions from coming?

    The Speaker trying to protect PM Skerritt and her friends in Govt. But for how long Madame Speaker? Why not allow the genuine pertinent questions to be asked of Govt?. So the MASSES not suppose to be informed about the issues? The ‘POWER’ you think you are exercising now can never last forever. The people want answers to the questions about all those corrupt practices taking place in our lovely Dominica. Too many secret, controversial deals.

    ELECTORAL REFORM NOW. The MASSES want it. The INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION and the people of Dominica are pleading for about 7 years now for electoral reform. The Commission recommended provision of VOTER ID CARDS and CLEANING of the VOTERS’ LIST. The Minister of Finance, PM Skerritt, refuse to dish out the money. PM Skerritt save yourself and your Govt. from embarrassment by giving the Commission the money to provide the VOTER ID CARDS.

    The CONSTITUTION gives the Electoral Commission the MANDATE to conduct elections. Govt. must abide by the laws of the land to release to that Commission the dollars for them to do their job more effectively to ensure FREE and FAIR ELECTIONS. Plenty dollars could be taken from our money in the treasury for purchase of Bins to make big profits for some, but Skerritt boldly refuse to give the Commission dollars from our own Treasury to provide VOTER ID CARDS. Skerritt is not you money. It is the people’s money.

    A young man like you, you already trying to be the Master of Dominicans. A BUDDING DICTATOR? The MASSES will not stand up to your dictatorial style. TRUST ME. We Dominicans will never allow you to continue to bring back MASSA DAYS. Remember the E-mail by Tony Astaphan to PM Skerritt telling hm that MADNESS is Going on in that Commission by they requesting Electoral Reform? Which law gives Astaphan that right to BLOCK the requests of the LEGALLY CONSTITUTED Commission? Is it his intention in collaboration with Skerritt and the Govt to prevent FREE and FAIR elections in Dominica?

    Is it Astaphan’s intention to preserve the LEGACY of Skerritt to continue winning elections by FRAUD and disrespect for the ANTI-BRIBERY law? Bribery , giving Free tickets and plenty money for people to travel just to come to vote and take off next day, closing our Nation Station DBS ,so that other parties views will not be aired, A BLOATED VOTERS LIST, NO VOTER ID CARDS must be a thing of the past. The Masses must PILE UP THE PRESSURE on Skerritt and his Govt. It is the MASSES who will force that incompetent Govt. to institute ELECTORAL REFORM and also FORCE that arrogant Speaker to allow questions to be asked of the Govt. What Skerritt is afraid of ? It is the people’s RIGHT to KNOW.

    PM Skerritt has involved himself in all kinds of DAYBAS. Remember Susan Olde and the US$4000,000.00 matter, secret Trafalgar Land deal, RUBBISH and FERTILIZER BOBOLS, Ownership of VILLAS, DUAL CITIZENSHIP, million dollar PYRAMID Scheme, BLOCKING Electoral reform and the list goes ON and ON and ON. Those are some of what we know. What about those that Dominicans are yet to know about. ELECTORAL REFORM NOW. ANSWER those QUESTIONS UNLESS PM Skerritt have many things to HIDE.

    • prissy
      November 29, 2010

      MASSES! MASSES! MASSES! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? WHO ARE YOU TRYING TO FOOL ?
      YOURSELF OBVIOUSLY.

      • Mujahardin
        December 3, 2010

        Prissy I really do hope you realize how empty your response is. Typical Supporters of Skerrit, Lacking substance. Open your eyes Prissy, don’t be scared of the truth. The truth shall set you free from the evil bondage of Skerrit.

  18. Oh My!
    November 29, 2010

    I see the numbers are increasing for protest action. I am impressed, though it should be much more. Keep it up.. Dominica needs deliverance.

  19. marzhie alone
    November 29, 2010

    bi election again please…….

    • Anonymous
      November 29, 2010

      LOL stop dreaming and come back to earth please……

  20. FED UP DOMINICAN
    November 29, 2010

    Technically it was not a failed mission, as it is continuing to divide the people. Sadly it is in someway ‘Mission Accomplished’.

    i as a lay person and not one to profess to be politically minded (just savvy enough) I can see that there are some who relished today. The people (300 plus) came out to demonstrate (as it is their right). The instigators walk into parliament and then swiftly walked out. Some of the people have lost a days pays, the instigators will collect their days pay.

    I listerned to the speaker on DBS this morning, and she claims not to have blocked the 5 infamous questions. She claims to have requested that the questions be worded differently/correctly. One question required an answer that relates to events that started 32years ago. She claims no amendments were ever received. Why did the oposition not comply to this request and resubmit.

    If the speaker speaks the truth, then I take it personally that the oposition thinks that I can be fooled into thinking that once again they have been victimised by this bias speaker.

    The question any sane Dominican should be asking is, who is lying. Who is trying to bring disrepute to Dominica. Who has most/less to gain.

    Mind you DLP supporters will be saying today was a wash out and UWP supporters will be saying ‘we showed them’. The truth is there are no winners. There is a loser (big time) and that is the island of Dominica.

  21. Brother maths
    November 29, 2010

    poor workers… they doesn’t learn, they doesn’t give up…. one day they’ll get in office lol

    • Lover of Dominica
      November 29, 2010

      I am praying that you learn. Do not feel sorry for the supporters of united workers party. We are resilent people that will not sell our souls for crumbs. If you truly love Dominica and have a child/children come and join the protest. You are not sure what nationality you will be next morning at the past things are happening in Dominica.

      I feel sorry for you for i don’t think you understand the issues. Get yourself informed.
      Love

  22. Mouth Fool
    November 29, 2010

    Jerry Brii sbane should have given his employees time off to protest but profit before love of country and the Democracy he is trying to protec. Money first

  23. WANT TO SEE CHANGE
    November 29, 2010

    For a moment there I thought Dominicans had lost their ability to stand up for their democratic right/freedom of expression and plain and simply what is right. Thank You HON. RONALD GREEN, the TRUE PAL. REP. for La Plaine. Thank you for believing in transparency and fighting for honestly within our government.

  24. One Love
    November 29, 2010

    :-D pleasantly surprised guys . . . ITS GROWING …….. keep up the GOOD WORK

    NOBODY’S LAUGHING NOW …. they talking retaliating WORKERS STANDING FIRM

  25. Triple Kay Global Jam
    November 29, 2010

    :idea: so dominicans left their paying jobs to go make noise in a protest that accomplished nothing… best allu had call Benji dem and have a jam one time eh…

  26. Typical Dominican
    November 29, 2010

    woii… WORKERZZZZZZZZZ!!…ALL D WAY.. yes ii.. all u stand out!!.. all them labourites dat dre guilty dats why they have to be commentin stupidly . Just now skerrit out carmem.

  27. Proud Dominican
    November 29, 2010

    Yesiii Workers, you all are truely a bunch of jokers. N those of you who are hell bent on tarnishing the image of our prime minister, i am telling you that you will not succeed in this attempt. If you all listened to the speakers remarks on the matter, you will hear that she simply asked the UWP to change the structure of the questions, and I absolutely find nothing wrong with that. I pray that you all give Mrs. Knight a break. Long live PM Skerrit and the DLP.

  28. riverside
    November 29, 2010

    I guess Charles Savrian have to fight very hard for his job he is a negative person and not a roll model for young people of DOMINICA to follow at all just hear how he speaks in the HOUSE this ppl need a good lesson in public speaking I suggest that he take some night courses that will help him in the long run.
    The PM gave him a job he didnt work for it but their was a reason and now we can see why, but I would like him to stop saying and using or mentioning that what they are doing is on behalf of our young people it is not, how many of them were consulted in any decisions I laugh whenever I hear these politicians from either parties say what they are doing is on behal of or young people or the people of DOMINICA quit the opposite.
    Right now their are no roll models for young persons in DIOMINICA and that is so sad my suggestion to them is tio take up the BIBLE and follow the text trust only in GOD and yourself and please dont allow any one to use you in any way possible educate yourselves and dont forget to educate yourselves with the CONSTITUTION which is the LAW of the Land.

    • Labor
      November 29, 2010

      I’m not a UWP supporter but, good point :wink:

    • DA MAN
      November 29, 2010

      Which point you referring to that is good? You supporting that written nonsense. This is just one individual who seem to have lost his or her way. You need to ask what is this individual plan regarding self development and nation building?

      • Observer
        November 30, 2010

        What many of us fail to realize is that time is telling its tale. EVERYTHING that is done under the cloak of sinfulness and evil will be brought to light. Remember we were told that Anguilla and Antigua had received money from the Government of Dominica? We were told boastfully so, that our economy was not being affected even though the WORLD over unemployment was on the rise. Now that Coca-Cola will be cutting at least 10 jobs, I would like to think that there are plans in place to provide employment for these people because we can afford it? Not forgetting the many graduates who want to return to Dominica??

        Everyone wants to be an expert defense lawyer for the Government or even the Opposition, but let us never forget that there are certain privileges and knowledge that come with these positions and we the people on the ground may never be privy to the REAL truth, with that said, there has to be fire where there is smoke. Let us not swallow all the easy defenses by the PM, neither the accusations easily swung by the Opposition…my people it is time to start educating yourself!!! Stephen Isidore’s true character is being brought to light!!!

        And so the story will reach its climax in due time..just wait and see. Whenever we call on Jah name, he will answer. It is amazing how priests can say mass everyday and be responsible for sexually molesting little boys…years after there are people still coming forward…you really think that all those so-called “innocent” Ministers of Government are 100% innocent?? TIME WILL TELL!!!

  29. The Third Side
    November 29, 2010

    uwp has been reduced to ti-ti-wi

    • for real?
      November 29, 2010

      I GUESS THEY JOIN YOU!

    • Anonymous
      November 30, 2010

      tell u.w.p leaders to go mind there hotels they build in st.lucia,barbados etc.if they so love da why nothing was build in da.those hypocrite should not be allowed on the radio with never a solution always a cretism. jah bless the pm uwp can’t stop him

  30. wang
    November 29, 2010

    One thing Labour Party is massively Corrupted…WOW

    De Prime Minister may die from a sudden heart failure due to his sins of evil doings he did on dec 18th 2009…….you cant server two masters….let your Bishop pray for you and remove that evil charm you have towards Power!!

    • way papa
      November 29, 2010

      And wang when your turn reach remember us in hell because you going straight to heaven. May God bless your sinless soul and may you die of old age…. Sack sort

    • LALA
      November 29, 2010

      The pit you digging for the prime minister it may be yours therefore you may be the one who will die with the heart failure

      • prissy
        November 29, 2010

        For all you know he or she may be the biggest leach sucking the PM’s blood.

        • One Love
          November 30, 2010

          but skerritt sucking dominica blood so if somebody sucking skerriittt blood so what

  31. go ahead
    November 29, 2010

    Dominicans i mean the citizens have the right to force Alix Boyd Knight out…keep the pressure on

    They can take a page from the Brizze Guy….Please write the UN Caricom etc put it out for ther world to see thats how you can effect change and make your voice be heard around the globe

    KEEP WRITING LETTERS DOMINICANS EVENTUALLY IT WILL BREAK THE BACK OF THIS CORRUPTED GOVERNMENT AND STIFFLE THEM IN THE TRENCH….

    THEY TOO DAMM WICKED AND EVIL….IM VOMMITTING WHEN I SEE THAT….

  32. Power to the People
    November 29, 2010

    UWP must find workers to do. They have some stooges following them around hoping, yes HOPING, that one day their Joker party will return to hold power in Dominica. BUT Dominicans are not fools. WORKERS, NO WAY!!! You all had your chance and you failed. Stop the crying………. who beat you???

  33. Devoted Dominican.
    November 29, 2010

    DOMINICANS, IS THIS WHAT YOU ELECTED RON GREEN, EDISON JAMES AND OTHERS TO DO? I THOUGHT THAT THEY WERE ELECTED TO SERVE THE PEOPLE OF DOMINICA AND NOT DESTROY THE IMAGE OF THE ISLAND THROUGH THE EYES OF THE WORLD. AGAIN I SAY THAT THE ONE WHO WILL SUFFER THE MOST ARE THE POOR, THE ELDERLY AND THE CHILDREN. FOR THOSE ARE THE ONES WHO CANNOT HELP THEMSELVES. UWP WILL BE THE ROCK THAT DESTROYS DOMINICANS AND IT’S PEOPLE.

    • for real
      November 29, 2010

      we elected skerrit, and yes, that is how we suffering under labour!

    • for real?
      November 29, 2010

      Workers dat destroying de country? You are a ig hypocrite just like your tiefing leader!

      • LALA
        November 29, 2010

        well all you really BLUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE VEXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    • More propaganda
      November 30, 2010

      But the people are suffering – every single one who is disfranchised in DA is suffering – the poor, the young, the farmers – EVERYBODY. Under the lies, deceit, corruption and greed from the DLP and the HNIC – Roosevelt Skerrit.
      The DLP will be the rock (is the rock) that has destroyed Dominica and its people. And that is real.

  34. true dat
    November 29, 2010

    Time for Alix TO GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Observer
    November 29, 2010

    I am not supporting any party at this time, but I listened several times to house of assembly and it is disgusting how bias that speaker is.

    • way papa
      November 29, 2010

      Is she as biased as the speaker who was appointed when Workers was in power. DOminicans get a life. We are too bitter when our party not in power…

      • True Dominican
        November 30, 2010

        Thank you very much!!!! Some of us only remember what we want to! What suits us best! Let UWP come into office and put in a new Speaker of the House and see what happens!! It’s the same thing with all governments in power! It did not start with Labour and surely will NOT end with them!! Let’s be real here!!

  36. mom doh raise no fool
    November 29, 2010

    ONE OF THESE DAYS THIS REGIME OF LAWLESSNESS WILL COME TO AN END AND IT WILL BE D LABOURITES AND LOST THEIR WAY FREDOOMRITES THAT WILL PUT THEIR BOOTS ON THE GROUND,UNTIL THEN I WAIT. IT WILL NOT BE THE UWP PEACEFUL PROTEST ACTION WHICH WILL BRING THEM TO THEIR KNEES . U D PM SUPPORTERS WILL DO IT FOR ALL OF US

    • Go to
      November 29, 2010

      Well said!!! I share those same sentiments. We will all watch them in tears. We will say its too late!!

      God is always in control. No lie can live forever!!!

  37. SPY
    November 29, 2010

    What we plant today thats what our children ,children will harvest in time to come.. my friends many people died
    for those same cause. wake up my peolpe before its too late,its not about Edison and Ron green.
    these men can migrate,what about the poor people who cannot. come now we have to be fair.
    we cant sit around and allow people to command us around.my goodness we are not slaves.or are we? hmmmmmmmmmm.

  38. 365 RIVERS
    November 29, 2010

    WHEN I see some of us dominicans denouncing the right of other dominicans to gather in objection of any action it saddens me that we have gotten so low. My people, it is their constitutional right to protest!! And that should be protected at all cost even if we agree or not with their subject matter.

    I for one think that the UWP should seat in parliament and hold the demonstration after it was ajourned.They need to lay out a plan for Dominica. So what if the P.M answer all their questions and the Speaker of the House adhere to their requests?? What next will they do??

    I have read some onesided comments and I think it is time we Dominicans open our eyes and call out wrong when it is wrong even if it is out party memebrs that is doing it.

    Fair game is fair game.

  39. Dale
    November 29, 2010

    Just for you Dominicans for whom Lord Skerrit (the Kim Jung Ill of Dominica) cannot do any wrong, this protest action is for you and our island home in the final analysis- This is not a UWP issue- it is Dominican issue. Have you examined clearly what the UWP is saying?

    What about the rude and obnoxious ‘Lady in the House’? Is she out of order and out of place? These are the fundamental questions and the main issues for our island home-not whether your support Skerrit or UWP.
    Before you hide behind your computer screen and write your ‘stuff’, and hurl insults, please understand what the ‘real’ issues are.
    In so doing, you might feel better about yourself and also helping to foster a constructive debate forward.

    As the saying goes, if you can’t do it for yourself maybe some one else will do it for you.
    —Perhaps the Chinese will grab all the land that can with no one to stop them or the American military will come calling in their backyard. —–Perhaps you may want to consult with the Grenadians who witnessed the invasion of their island in 1983 -or the Mexicans with a near fail state……Hiding behind your computer screen hurling insults is not the way to move forward.

    .

    • Labor
      November 29, 2010

      Hiding behind your computer screen hurling insults is not the way to move forward, but you referring to Skerrit as “the Kim Jung Ill of Dominica” is an insult. Maybe we should start practicing what we preach first.

    • Chief
      November 29, 2010

      Kim Jung Ill was not voted into office with over 80 percent of the parliamentary seat. lol

      • Dale
        November 30, 2010

        You mean the Kim Jung Ill of Dominica only won 80% in the ‘Vep’ for Vote elections a year ago. Nuff said–He did not win the elections -he bought 80% of it–and that is fact. He only got 1000 more votes and how many people got veps in exchange for votes? Democracy or demo-crazy–Kim Jung Ill style!!!

    • POPE
      November 30, 2010

      DALE, I SECOND YOU . AMEN BROTHER THEY HAVE TO FALL!

  40. Food for Thought
    November 29, 2010

    Anyway, anyway, anyway, look nonsense in this place, what is the objective of the UWP what will be there legacy…walk outs, boycotts, boots on the ground, asking for things (observers, elections, etc) when they get it its another story, am on stage and in charge, run the country broke, shortest term of a government ever, and the number one legacy go into Parliament register present, get their money for the month and walk back out – NO REPRESENTATION, NO MONEY, Madame Speaker is that in the Rules?

  41. people
    November 29, 2010

    there are alot of UWP supporters, but i suspect they are scared of discrimination so they hide behind close doors.

  42. dok
    November 29, 2010

    hahaha in dat hot sun with 20 people ehh SPAGZ AND RON ?

  43. The Guard
    November 29, 2010

    Alas poor Dominicans. I used to hear somebody say during the last election that it would say more about Dominicans than it would say about Skeritt and his regime, but Lord have mercy, post election is really showing what Dominican really are, and DNO has given them a platform to prove their ignorance, and the lack of values and ethics, and they are doing a good job. What has happened to Dominica and Dominicans? What have they become?

    OH Lord I pray clense my country of the forces that are cotrolling them right now.. Show them the way Lord! Most of them have fallen under a spell of perpetual ignorance and backwardness.. A crooked Government could not ask for more.. Dominicans are a dictators dream.!!! I wonder how of them would say no to Hitler? The answer is in the things they write and say.

    • Anonymous
      November 29, 2010

      thanks for showing your ignorance as well sir. :oops:

      • The Guard
        November 29, 2010

        The revolution will not be televised!!! This is the begining of something. At last what took you people so long? That’s the idea peaceful, non-violent rebolution. Enough is enough! Dominica is calling on it’s patriots to save her from the moral decadence has been brought upon it.. Please do not let Ma Domique down she is in tears! Can’r you hear her? can’t you teh tears streaming down her face? Come ye forward, son and daughters, do the right, be firm to fair, strive for honor sons and daughters, we shall overcome, I know deep in my heart that we shall over come and Ma Dominiue will stand proud and dignified again.. Solidarity!! Oh how I wish I could be there with you. I coundn’t be there physically but know that my spirit is with you.. Keep up the struggle.. Peace and Love!

  44. following u Ron
    November 29, 2010

    u pple r just too confusing. allu say the UWP is all talk n no action. brisbane took some action, allu have problem with dat. look now the UWP protesting…all dat is taking action…allu still calling them names. it doh matter if 5 pple followed, or 500, the fact is the media is following, n everybody who is supposed to hear is hearing n listening. even all u to cuz y’all r the ones leaving those ridiculous comments. the UWP will fight for as long as they have or need too. n one day all that nonsense this administration is doing will be over. according to skerrit no law or constitution will stop him, just u wait. we using that same law n constitution to over throw ur adminstration n alix boyd knight is right behind u.

  45. possie
    November 29, 2010

    boy i tell u look at a handfull of u know what these guys go in walk out then collect thier check
    then home sweet home they go how much off u people got paid for taking off dont get me
    wrong people have to protest but not what these guys protesting about now while they out there
    my pm working passing every thing so is more protest to come when they see what he did while they out side what a bunch off fools and them marigoatian backing edo them what do they have to show in marigot that this guy did for them nada not one thing oh well some people like some
    woman more they get blows is more their man love them untill he kill them

  46. The Third Side
    November 29, 2010

    OMG…look they have reduced Ron Green to a uwp….ALAS

  47. As I See It
    November 29, 2010

    The UWP Parliamentarians is a Bunch of Waste.

  48. cord capi
    November 29, 2010

    another failed event by the handfull of carbel calling q 95 day in day out we now know of the kind of support u have long live the D L P weve come a long way

  49. Sandra
    November 29, 2010

    Stueps! Stupes! Hector you are young. But I not seeing the President picture again! What is wrong with our poeple? You mean employers gave workers time off.

  50. Patat
    November 29, 2010

    Was that a protest or a crusade match for Jesus?

    Looks like one was injured or exhausted.

    Oh dear!!

  51. Truth B Told
    November 29, 2010

    What a waste of time… the UWP cannot even organise a demonstration! They lack a clear vision and sense of purpose, all they want to do is disrupt Dominica’s progress. They are lack ideas to improve the lives of the Dominican public and they are always so negative.

    It is really a sad to see such a group of negative time wasters with nothing to contribute to Dominica’s development.

    • One Love
      November 29, 2010

      :-D EU watching : USAID watching : CHINA watching : AID DONORS WATCHING ………. GO GUYS GO : DIASPORA WATCHING TOO . . . . .

  52. Laughing out loudly
    November 29, 2010

    FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL…… SING ALONG WITH ME. FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL…..and for a no days pay lol!! :lol:

    • POPE
      November 30, 2010

      GO AND GET BREAD IN THE CLINIC, HUNGRY

  53. FIRE
    November 29, 2010

    LET’S ADMIT IT.EDDOES CAN’T LIE OR BEG LIKE SKERRO.SO WHAT IF SKERRO HOLD SOMETHING IN HIS POCKET YOU WOULD DO THE SAME.

    • POPE
      November 30, 2010

      WE DO NOT WANT NO THIEVES IN GOVERNMENT. NOT EDDO, NOT SKERRO

  54. simple mind
    November 29, 2010

    Mind you , am not –am neither a member nor supporter of the UWP,but after reading some of the coments posted u will agree that only 2 things some of u have in your head, iseither papa skerro’s $$$$’s or kaka pool,if not u must be cleaners of a behind.I’m sorry 4 u all…but again your masters like it….alaaaaa

  55. Chief
    November 29, 2010

    So the UWP’s idea of “attending” parliament is walking out during the sitting. In essence collecting their cheques for doing nothing. And I’m sure that cheque is more than what the average Dominican earn.

    By the way, huge crowd. lol. How much of Dominica does it represent? 0.01 percent, maybe? lol

    On a serious note, by now the UWP should know their present strategy is not working.

  56. WikiLeaks
    November 29, 2010

    Hey If anyone’s been looking at International News Lately, Wikileaks has published 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables, the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain. The documents will give people around the world an unprecedented insight into US Government foreign activities.

    The cables, which date from 1966 up until the end of February this year, contain confidential communications between 274 embassies in countries throughout the world and the State Department in Washington DC. 15,652 of the cables are classified Secret.

    The Commonwealth Of Dominica is included in those Intelligence records with 55 records..

    @DNO and other Journalists you may want to look into it and possibly access those records which may most likely reveal a lot of intel obtained by the US Government on Dominica.

    • Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
      November 29, 2010

      This is not presently relevant to the political situation which is occurring in Dominica.
      President Obama has reasons to be upset about this WikiLeaks. In fact, in the interest of amicable communication and cooperation, every government, whether democratic or non-democratic has every reason to object to any such document being released.
      This is a serious matter and by no means is it “Much ado about nothing.”
      The man who owns WikiLeaks is dangerous and scandalous. What is his motive and what does he hope to achieve from this?
      He is not patriotic and should be tried for treason and be punished. Keep this in mind.

      • Disney Land
        November 30, 2010

        You exalted freedom of speech when Jerry sent and published his letter; in your opinion he is not unpatriotic. what is the difference between him and Julian Assange? Yet you want Julian Assange to be tried for treason and be punished why the double standard?

  57. The Guard
    November 29, 2010

    The revolution will not be televised!!! This is the begining of something. At last what took you people so long? That’s the idea peaceful, non-violent rebolution. Enough is enough! Dominica is calling on it’s patriots to save her from the moral decadence has been brought upon it.. Please do not let Ma Domique down she is in tears! Can’r you hear her? can’t you teh tears streaming down her face? Come ye forward, son and daughters, do the right, be firm to fair, strive for honor sons and daughters, we shall overcome, I know deep in my heart that we shall over come and Ma Dominiue will stand proud and dignified again.. Solidarity!! Oh how I wish I could be there with you. I coundn’t be there physically but know that my spirit is with you.. Keep up the struggle.. Peace and Love!

  58. ,,
    November 29, 2010

    BRIAN LINTON WAS TRYING TO TELL DEM BOYZ TO ORGANIZE TRANSPORTATION, LIVE ON THEIR WORKERS PROGRAMME THEY CUT HIM OFF, BRIAN YOU SHOULD ASK N YOUR BRO LENOX TO TELL DEM DAT. THEY WILL LISTEN TO LENOX……….. ALAH COPEL COULD ORGANIZE THE PROTEST FOR DEM……. THEY SHOULD HAVE THE PROTEST ONLINE……..LOOK JOKERS

  59. Looking in from the outside
    November 29, 2010

    Boots on the ground!! lol

  60. CB CUZ
    November 29, 2010

    So is dat alone RonRon doing is protest and cause disruption…somebody give dis guy another hobby or a job cause he have too much free time on his hand…stupes stupes stupes..I tired see Ron Green doing nothing productive with his time…..I wonder wat dis protest accomplishing

  61. doctor love
    November 29, 2010

    THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FAILED MISSION WHEN THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING OR LISTENING.I HAVE TOLD THE UWP ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS THAT UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT THE UNIONS, COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES,CHURCHES ARE INVOLVED IN A PROTEST OR STRIKE DONT EXPECT MANY DOMINICANS TO BE PRESENT.CAN YOU IMAGINE A MAN OR WOMEN WITH SMALL SALARY OF TEN DOLLARS A DAY APPEARING IN A PROTEST WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF THE EMPLOYER . IF ALL THE INSTITUTIONS MENTIONED DECIDES TO CLOSE THEIR BUSINESSES FOR ATLEAST THREE HOURS ONLY THEN YOU WILL SEE PEOPLE ATTENDING A STRIKE OR PROTEST.

  62. BIG JOKE
    November 29, 2010

    that’s why Late and the rest will never get it..and would be pleasantly suprised when allu master falls…

    the protests has started and will continue…and will grow in the process…read your history…find out how May 1979 all started…

  63. Democratic lover
    November 29, 2010

    this is sad a sad day in dominica. An opposition who cannot recognise that the next election will be in four years time. Are they planning a manifesto about where they want the country to go, and what they intend to do for the people of Dominica.
    The issues they are staying out of parliament for are not the most important to the countries developement they are side issues. Not the major issues we need to discuss, like unemployment and crime. What is the opposition plan for these issues.

    • One Love
      November 29, 2010

      :-D ssssssssssssoooooooooooooooo THERE IS UNEMPLOYMENT AND CRIME EH ?????

  64. Fet SaL
    November 29, 2010

    Every demonstration is getting smaller and smaller. All I can see in the crowd are people from Marigot and Salisbury. They too will soon disperse. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  65. Truth
    November 29, 2010

    I would have put all of them in jail. Let them go and cool off. 18 – 3. So you all dont have no shame? The little that came out is from the 3, which means that 18 still coulndt care less what you all say about the Prime Minister. UWP you are still far away from the yard muchless to get in the house. Wasting people time. Next thing you will hear that employers taking out in people pay because they was out encouraging this ignorance. Who going to pay them for their day?

    • One Love
      November 29, 2010

      :-? but all of us in jail anyway . . . . DA is one big JAIL . . . . SKERRO is CHARTER

      • curves
        November 29, 2010

        well said

      • lol
        November 29, 2010

        Workers are worn out. Ron needs to go rest his bones.. I agree being in Government well sweet papa because ROn and his co pilots cannot accept defeat. The Dominican public elected the Labour Govt. Ron you need to respect that and wait next election to try again. If somebody can point out one party that’s not corrupt I will agree. Workers cripple the dang country with their high interest loans and want to come like they were saints. I think that Skerrit is one of the smartest politicians to hit DA and if you people think there are good politicians you are fooling yourselves….Give me a break eh DOminicans…

  66. Anti-hate
    November 29, 2010

    how about a wide shot so we can see the full size of the crowd? (i’m using the word crowd generously by the way)

  67. Dominican girl
    November 29, 2010

    What is these UWP people problem???? If they were really serious about the development of the country they would find themselves in the different communities helping to better the lives of our people. They have no agenda. All they want to do is cause confusion and disruption. I believe that the DLP government is trying their best to move the country forward in these hard economic times. Look at Marigot……. ….. what has Mr. E James done since he was ousted for the development of Marigot? Nothing….nada…….Where is there plan for development? Just walking and protesting is their plan? Come on people. Edison and Ron need to go roll their rosaries right now.

    • Brighter future
      November 29, 2010

      Girl you must educate yourself, what serrit give you to drink? open your eyes girl…wake up and smell the cuffy

  68. d minister
    November 29, 2010

    i like to see that,,,,10 more years i giving skerro n he out,,,that labour train have to come to one solid hault eh,,,,,doh worry allu will get it eh,,,,allu say skerro have 25 more yrs in power lol,,,maybe 1 more term he might have,,,,workers never dead n little by little those in the diaspora will see the light

    • DOMIES
      November 29, 2010

      long live the DLP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • chord
      November 30, 2010

      doh tink so nuh?he will go longer than that.ok..if you alone vote him out..who will you put in office to run d kuntree?

  69. HMMMM
    November 29, 2010

    ANOTHER FAILEDDD MISSION!!!!!!

  70. Edwin
    November 29, 2010

    Clean voters list, voters ID card, Allow observers? Election is Decenmber 18th 2010? But the leader said the protest was against the speaker of the house for not including their questions on the order paper. Those fellas confusing ppl.

  71. Late
    November 29, 2010

    Another failed attempt at organising an event. You guys should get the message by now. people are fedup with your nonesense.

    Good luck trying to gather a reasonable crowd.

  72. Anonymous
    November 29, 2010

    Wow. Wat a bunch of fool doin wat. The do best I am gonna say that the people who vote for ron and the uwp are fool and lossers I am a dominican from abroad and always check up on the state of me country

    • Channel 1
      November 29, 2010

      Since you have labelled UWP supporters as a bunch of fools and losers, what label have you reserved for DLP supporters?

      Also do you really objectively follow what is going on in Dominica?

      Since you are implying that things in Dominica are great, I trust you will consider permanently returning home soon to enjoy the ‘great times’.

    • minding my own
      November 29, 2010

      you should come in to d/ca to make a difference and stop critizing those who are fighting for democracy

  73. joseph francis
    November 29, 2010

    Our DEMOCRACY Has met its Death..

    LONG LIVE A STATE OF LAWLESSNESS..

    DOUGHLADY’s DAY WILL COME …FOR EVERY PIG HAS ITS SATURDAY

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