Petter Saint Jean questions UWP’s motive in La Plaine

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Saint Jean (right), Ron Green

The Parliamentary Representative for the La Plaine constituency, Petter Saint Jean, is questioning the United Workers Party’s (UWP) motive for selecting Ron Green to contest the seat in the next general election.

Green announced on Tuesday that he will contest the La Plaine seat after losing to the Dominica Labour Party’s (DLP) Saint Jean in the 2009 general elections.

He said his primary decision was because of Saint Jean’s failure to effectively represent the people.

Green had hinted in the past that he would be calling it quits in terms of politics. “There comes a time when the person who has been seeking political office may step behind and allow others to step forward,” he told DNO earlier this year. “I believe the time is coming but to tell you when it’s coming, exactly what date, is something I cannot do at this time.”

Green’s announcement that he will indeed contest the elections prompted Saint Jean to say that the party is incapable of finding a suitable candidate for the constituency.

“Ron Green is the lone surviving hard core true breed communist in the Caribbean,” he said. “It is pathetic that after 30 years as a seasoned politician and 15 years as parliamentary representative of the La Plaine constituency, Ron, as a veteran cannot now find a young person in La Plaine to now succeed him.”

According to Saint Jean, the UWP is only “recycling this old, tired, lazy politician and presenting Ron Green to the people.”

Saint Jean said the La Plaine constituency has seen much development under the Dominica Labour Party regime.

“We have scores of young people studying in the United States, Venezuela, Morocco and other places around the world,” he noted. “We have seen massive improvement in the road networks. For 30 years there was not police station in La Plaine and for 15 years Green was MP, and now we are having a $3.2-million police station in La Plaine.”

The La Plaine MP also spoke of the Yes We Care Program in La Plaine, the organization of farmers groups, transportation for students and tuition for students at the Dominica State College.

“It is very clear that Ron Green is bitter, lazy, exhausted politician who has outlived his productive shelf life and in his desperation to hold onto power, he destroys everything in his path,” Saint Jean remarked.

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147 Comments

  1. lagon
    December 13, 2013

    Oh so communist bad now, is not that same labour that boast of being a member of the chinese communist part?

  2. December 13, 2013

    If you can’t take the heat get out of the kitchen. Ron called Petter names first. Said Petter denied 11 individuals jobs. All these things are untrue and some of you dont seem to have a problem with the lies of the opposition. Ron is a social man, knows how to interact i give him that but how many of you go to Ron for assistance with all the niceness he has in his heart? Hypocrites behave. The same set of people who run to the Labour constituency office before school close for shoes, books and all kind of things are the same ones bashing the man. We all are supposed to be people of God and i dont blame Petter for lashing back. He has taken alot from the idleness of the UWPites of La Plaine. Going in his face with blue flag and all. He’s a man just like me and you and Hon. minister you do right, tell them what you think. Everybody looking for their self. Educate yourselves to gain employment. Educate yourselves to see Ron has not done anything than transport the youth up and down to football and basketball games and provide KFC money. Concentrate on the buses which are free because alot of you bus drivers would not take your kids to school because of the amount of money you owed them. Thank Skerritt and his team. Mal-o-bli-gen.

  3. Straight Talk
    December 13, 2013

    What business of his it is who UWP sends to represent the LaPlaine Constituency? He is just scared that the seat that was handed to him will be in jeopardy if Ron will be contending.

  4. FAST N FURIOUS
    December 13, 2013

    Oh!Is so all you UWPites are then!All you want to tell people all that all you want when you get answer all you like mama poule on DNO! Well we all are made of flesh and blood;when you live in glass house don’t pelt stones because the window you brake might be your own.

  5. FAST N FURIOUS
    December 13, 2013

    WORKERS,why RON was slamming Petter at the UWP meeting in LaPlaine none of you didn’t call on him to stop saying those things about Petter? You all enjoyed,laugh,and clapped.Now Petter is talking the truth,and nothing but the truth about Ron you all have so much things to say.UWPites you all must remember, “SEY REPONSE KI CA BWELAY”; Leur ou fugonnay caca ou kay pond lodiey.

  6. I will take Ron
    December 13, 2013

    I am a woman and when i compare the two faces etc i would fall for Ron in a heart beat over saint jean. So please saint jean go take a look in the minor. Ron always look relaxed and at ease you on the other hand looks so hard , bone face and tired. For a 70+ man he looks dam good.

  7. alah
    December 13, 2013

    Petter dont have a choice.He must do what chief tell
    him to do

  8. Mojo1
    December 13, 2013

    It is rather hypocritical that the VERY Labour Party who this present week, are touted Nelson Mandela, as a this great and wise leader who should be emulated. What they don’t say is that Nelson entered the leadership of south Africa at age 72. He as a frail man, weathered from 27 years of hard-labour in prison.

    Senator Ron Green on the other hand is not entering politics for his 1st time, seeing that he has been a parliamentarian for almost 20 years and served a term as a minister and is active in village council affairs as well as a vigorous sports coach and administrator.

    In the era of globalization the desperate view shared by Petter is an example of a primitive lack of consciousness. Age discrimination is frown upon by civilized nations. And Remember,everyone grows old even peter st.jean.

    • John Paul
      December 13, 2013

      By Skeritts calculation He expects to be Prime Minister well into His mid seventies so what is wrong with Ron Green and all His experience ?Charles Savarin is 70 Mr. Maynard God Bless His Soul He died with His boots on making Skeritt look good!

  9. lReally
    December 13, 2013

    Regardless if Peter lose,there is no way UWP getting 10 seats.So please. As far as I see it they’re getting Marigot,Salisbury for sure I am giving them Castle Bruce and I will still give them La Plaine. So where do you guys stand? Still Opposition. pram pram

    • C
      December 13, 2013

      Is a good thing is not u that “gives” seats. It’s a collective of the people.

      The governance of the country does not belong to the labour party. Do not insult the decision making ability of the electorate.

      Dominica is not North Korea, Syria or china. It is a fully democratic state where the people are entitled to a plurality of views and governance

    • Patriot # 3
      December 13, 2013

      You talking about who can get what , but guess what, It’s no way this corrupt, incompetent, brain –dead and dishonest labour party can win a general election without the diaspora vote, you all cannot win with a clean and sanitized electoral list, and you all will lose without the diabolical use of state funds and voter ID cards . Put that in your pipe and smoke it

  10. Anyway Mr PM
    December 13, 2013

    “It is very clear that Ron Green is bitter, lazy, exhausted politician who has outlived his productive shelf life and in his desperation to hold onto power, he destroys everything in his path,” Saint Jean remarked.
    Oh my God , saint jean you are the minister of Education and a christian and that’s how you describe a human being , i hope you have a special place but not in heaven. i really wish you guys would be voted out. The way you people are describing other human beings who has and is still making contribution to Dominica when you were just a primary school teacher is driving me insane , i don’t even know what to tell my children again about you labor party politicians and the ministers they think are smart and want to be like . Honestly i am not voting labor again .

    • FAST N FURIOUS
      December 13, 2013

      Anyway you never voted Labour. All of you that say you were a labourite and not voting labour again are blasted liars.No true labourite speaks you all language.You all are pretenders and make believes.Labourites know the anti Labourites just like that!

  11. helloooooo
    December 13, 2013

    Petter my teacher please do not stoop so low leave that to Skewo. As a man of the cloth who taught me so well in primary school i am ashamed of you. You sold your soul to the devil called Skerritt for What? mortgage paid child to go study and a better salary than a teachers stipen? Petter ask for forgiveness and please stay out of that name calling because at 70+ Rod is more man than you will ever be. Your leing and kissing up to Skerrit can’t be right with God lets pray they do not bring you into their nicromancy thing next election…Pray Petter Pray least you be tempted…keep awake coping teacher….

  12. jackie
    December 13, 2013

    Petter St.jean are u a Christian? Christians don’t act like that, Ron is a respectable man and will win the next election. I did not vote last election because I was out of the country and as a labourite from viellcase I am soooo disappointed in you and skeritt. next election I will be in d/A to vote against Skeritt, he is just a little boy singing for his supper. I can no longer associate myself with that party and you Mr. petter needs a revelation. change is a must not an option.

  13. pedro
    December 13, 2013

    Dominicans please examine your life and life in your various communities before Labour. This should help you understand what the Labour party has done to our beloved country. The country resources are being used for politicking rather than improving the lives of the poeple.

  14. now i start
    December 13, 2013

    what you need to do is fix the road and stop calling people old!
    create jobs in the south east to keep the young people, especially the young mean off the streets and stop calling people old!

    provide constant flow of water to homes, not only when rains and stop your nasty talk!

    you in government so show your progress!

    ….and you need prayers!

  15. now i start
    December 13, 2013

    Peter calling the man old. if you don’t want to get old drop dead now!

  16. Hint Hint
    December 13, 2013

    Give the people what they want (Ron Green)Saint Jean
    know he did not win the last election it was stolen so he’s a man filled with fear right now, Saint Jean have done absolutely nothing for the people of La Plaine but full his own pocket a man who said he’s a man of the cloth is so greedy with such filth coming from his mouth ever so often, if those La Plaine people doh learn by now they will never learn again…

  17. what is this?
    December 13, 2013

    so is maypwee that is labour strategey? even the pastor join now?

  18. commie
    December 13, 2013

    That anti-communist line is so outdated that it can be self destructive. Who is he talking to when he call Ron a communist?

  19. south east voice/MJ
    December 13, 2013

    La plain seat is a very unbalance one and i don’t think i would risk sending a new face for La plain on a uwp ticket,,Mr green still have the energy i would use him to get uwp back in office and mold a young person in the mean time for future representation,,a new face is a victory for peter thats what he thought would happen ,now he is running scared,,run is able and he will take his seat back,
    BASED ON A RECENT POLL CONDUCTED UWP IS SAFE ON THE EAST FROM MARIGOT TO LAPLAIN,,,GOOD WORK GUYS KEEP IT UP,,
    MORN JAUNE WE SAFE,,

  20. hahaha
    December 13, 2013

    Is this my Parl Rep that said he would have assisted me….had me waiting and waiting for assistance for schooling, then who finally faced up and said it is out of his hand and is Mano that makes decisions.He can only suggest but at the end he has no say, all in an effort to make me feel sorry for him. You dont have a backbone to stand for your community you talking steupsssss!!!!!! Parl Rep You are just a puppet on a string, just there for looks!!! Just like every other minister……Why dont you all just sit down n let the PM run the country openly, let everybody see how he n his trusted advisor mirco manage the whole friggin country. MAN I VEX. #teamdominica all the way!!!!!! RON WE WITH YOU!!!!!!

  21. Graham Chambers
    December 13, 2013

    Petter St. Jean would like to dismiss people over 60 from active politics…Except of course, President Charles Savarin approaching 80…UWP….including young, women, old, and men…all inclusive…

  22. help
    December 13, 2013

    If the head is sick , the other parts of the Body is sick also . Prov. 29:12, if a ruler harken to lies , all his servant’s are wicked . Lord help us to vote them out of power .

  23. Zammy
    December 12, 2013

    What did these labour party failed representatives eat or drink? Are these guys for real or normal? Suddenly they are all going crazy and afraid of their opponents. Why are they so afraid? They know for a fact that, when it comes to performance they all have failed in every possible way! Mr St Jean, Ian and all of those who are talking loud now are simply afraid.
    You all ready drive through you all constituency at nights so you guys have no idea of the real life struggles of you all own people. You now hearing of people studying in this and that place: Mr St Jean, How many youths from your own constituency who are studying foreign and where are they studying? You all are just a group of oppressors who will only help those who vote for
    you all. Mr St Jean and Mr Ian where is the development and advancement in you all constituency? Guess if Grass, Bush and tress are considered development you all are right. Guess, young men and women idling all day is development in the reverse. If a police station is built so what! Police station for real because to many youths are idle hence finding themselves in trouble with the law. You Right! Lock them UP!
    This Labour Party has left such darkness in Dominica, its not funny!
    Instead of these labour party politicians coming now to score cheap points, its better you all just remain quiet! If you guys were really performing, there would have been no reason to fear!
    Truth be told! You guys are rude and out of place! Just another reason why you guys should be voted out of office! Mr St Jean, you just cant come in Ron’s shoes! Ron is well educated, polite, respectful, for the people not for party, a man on the ground, Godly, decent, with integrity… he walks with the common man, from the entire south east.. Mr St Jean, you drive on the common man in the south east.. Ron has always been there for the sports and culture. Mr St Jean I know Ron but i just don’t know you? Who are You to call the man communist when the biggest communist is right in your face! You won by a few votes, this time you will go and cry for Skerrit! Laplaine people will teach you a lessson for your rudeness and lace of representation…The only sure votes you guys have are from those you all fixing up with money, land, house, materials, jobs, vehicles and so forthhhhhh…. And stop this non- sense of just fooling poor people, passing around and taking names of people who want help, You all en tired embarrass the poor people? Stop that foolishness Now! Ron go dakalayyyy you dis rounds… Oh you wanted a walk over, not now,, after Ron teach you a lesson, then you will see a younger person. You afraid, you begging now……. You should call all labourites and preach to them, look your leader now quoting scriptures now! But what is wrong with these felllas nah? Its like the PM called you all in his office and gave you all some medication so now every week someone coming to say something strange! You all had foot in mouth disease for the past three and half years, now its verbal diarrhoea

  24. daniel thomas
    December 12, 2013

    U.W.Pie has so far spent Thirteen years on a radio talk show kiddnaping the character of all Dominican that do not share their view, they calling the PM all sort of names no respect for the office, no respect to any one, but when a member on the Government respond in kind it hurting there soar/saw what kind of double standard is this, what is good for the goose is also good for the gander, put it in your all pipe and smoking.

    • ????????
      December 13, 2013

      Yes Daniel Thomas … when they disrespect, it is ok but if a member whom they have disrespected over and over again, say just one little thing, then they go raving mad and look for all kind of excuses. The blue party people are very disrespectful. They refer to the PM by his name and say so much hurtful things about him.

  25. Former Laborite
    December 12, 2013

    I voted Labor last elections because i have been a laborite for many years. But now i’ve had it. I cannot vote a bunch of people to represent me that has absolutely no respect for others. Even if it’s politics, understand that they are still your brother. We are all citizens of DOMINICA and our main goal and objective is to move the country forward…..together…. Why are you and (m)r skerrit and the rest of your cronies insulting others like that? Isn’t it the democratic right of any Dominican to contest for the office of Parl Rep? Just last week a young man from the valley got Nominated to represent the valley. And mr skerrit had so many things to say about the guy. And by the way, Ronald charles wasn’t just a WORKER at Island Car Rentals. He was the MANAGER. He remained the manager till he left to pursue higher education and better himself for the sake and betterment of our country. Grow up Laborites. Also, 6 months ago, most comments that were made on DNO that would put the government in a bad light were thumb’d down. And now??? Negative comments about UWP are given thumbs down. What does that say?? It’s a secret poll! Don’t y’all see? Without even realizing it Labor is loosing sooooo many voters. Including myself. Workers is the new order of the day! Jah Bless we!

    • FAST N FURIOUS
      December 12, 2013

      Who you fooling?You are nothing more than a sheep in wolf clothing.

      • FAST N FURIOUS
        December 12, 2013

        bet yet..A wolf in sheep clothing!

      • Anonymous
        December 12, 2013

        Get a life before you crash “fast and furious”

    • migrate
      December 12, 2013

      you are a damn liar..who you think you fooling to say you been voting labor..

    • sierra madeba
      December 12, 2013

      it is really disgraceful the manner in which our Leaders in Govt. speak of others .
      Mr StJean, are you not supposed to be a representative of Christ? who do you follow? Christ or Skerrit?
      Have you lost your savour? are you now good for nothing> Dont you truly and honestly know that Ron still has a lot of ability and capabilities within him? dont you know he is more capable at representing the Dominican people than you? Shame on you if that is how you speak of others. Hope when you finish with politics you will be able to face the people and preach the gospel to them.

    • now i start
      December 13, 2013

      I can never stand for those crappy talk! nasty, maepwiza talk!
      that is all the leaders of the labour party do and their followers are no different!

  26. Love I
    December 12, 2013

    THE PEOPLE want Ron Green….and so it shall be…

  27. December 12, 2013

    petter what did you do for lapl;ain

    • lReally
      December 13, 2013

      All the scholarships La Plaine school used to get was under Peter. how many you guys getting now? All those parents used to be happy when he was teaching their children and even giving extra lessons for free, yes FREE because I see a certain someone on fb saying they paid, you lie. ZOR JEAN LAPLAINE TORT ENGWAH.Not because is politics we have to forget the good of Peter.

  28. FAST N FURIOUS
    December 12, 2013

    Ron Green hinted DNO said,but DNO,Was it not offically declared that Edison James,Norris Prevost and Ron Green will not be contesting the up coming general elections and are Trustees in the UWP?
    Why the recycling?Is it because of greed for power or selfishness Ron changed his mind?

    • Nac Vibes
      December 12, 2013

      You people are so sure of your victory yet you crying the man, what happen you afraid?

    • lReally
      December 13, 2013

      Greed,he will not retire till he win again,and when he wins he will resign and there will be a ba election but that is not a good thing.

  29. FAST N FURIOUS
    December 12, 2013

    All I know is not the Laplaine village alone that forms the La Plaine constituency.

  30. FORKIT
    December 12, 2013

    isn’t that man the pastor, politican who took an oath and lie on the bible?

    you shall know these men true nature because of money.

  31. open minded
    December 12, 2013

    Helloooooo, politics time. We are hearing this sort of thing from both sides. Dont blame St Jean for talking about Ron when Ron bashed him on the platform at la plaine knowing Petter was out of state and could not defend himself. Truth be told Ron green should have stepped aside and allow one of his people to take lead. Oh by the way none could be found. What about LYSA? That dead to and all the money gone. La Plaine people open your eyes. The one working social security said that on the platform. Ron should have helped people like her do extra subjects to get promotion. Go Petter go. We are with you 120%. Who jah bless no man curse

  32. There you have it.
    December 12, 2013

    There you have it – the ravings of a scared man. Ron is going to beat the ‘crap’ out of him. Just you wait and see.

    • lReally
      December 13, 2013

      Which crap good thing we coming down to vote more people than last time. Take dat backside.

      • morne pros
        December 13, 2013

        so is 11 of all u that come down the last election St. jean won by 11 votes last election (stolen votes)

      • Anonymous
        December 14, 2013

        Yes when you done run run run as fast as you can back to where you come from. Pouchi ou paka waitai la pon mesere la epi nous.

  33. Prodigy
    December 12, 2013

    Oh is so then. Ron and his people can talk about Petter but he cannot answer and call name tooo. Well man better man. La Plaine has better representation with the DLP. Show me what Ron did in all the years he spent in politics. Yes is true it is recycled material. Where are all the young people they claim that Ron molded? Is not kicking balls alone in a playing field the youth need. Petter you are a rock!!!! We shall overcome.

    • Anonymous
      December 12, 2013

      I am beginning to really believe that those who profess christianity has no place in politics. This does not represent the character of Christ. Pleasing God should take precedence but oh well I suppose anything goes and we will all make it to heaven. Where is the difference Mr. St Jean? Where is the light and salt.

  34. December 12, 2013

    peter boy you supprising me each time you open your mouth. You know green beat you last time. Put your tail in your bottom and go and sit down.

  35. Finn
    December 12, 2013

    Petter as someone who grew up with you in the La Plaine Valley I am forced to respond to your disrespectful tirade. You sound like a desperate man who knows that time is running out for him and the end is imminent. I am not sure what has happened to you over the last few years, but in my opinion and that of ours in the community are that your behavior and value system have deteriorated immensely. But I know for sure your late hard working father who was a highly respected man in the village did not raise you and your siblings in the matter.
    I am not mad with your politics, I am angry and outraged at your belligerent mannerisms and vagabond behavior. You walk and talk like you are the commander of all forces and people in the east. Who gave you permission? What ever happened to your Born Again Christian values? You have made a mockery of yourself, La Plaine and your late parents. Shame on you. How do you feel when everyone in La Plaine knows that Skerrit was about to dump you off the ticket like a rejected banana ? The only reason why you are still in the ring is that no one took his offer. Not the Dispenser at the Health Center or the gentleman from Delices.
    Now Petter, you have left me and the other La Plaine folks at home and abroad with no other choice but to see that you are crushed at the polls next election in spite your free Diaspora excursions from New Jersey and elsewhere. It’s high time you return to the pulpit and on your knees and ask for forgiveness Brother St. Jean.

    Emanuel Finn

    • FAST N FURIOUS
      December 12, 2013

      You are just like the fish they call “SAUL”. Only on one side you seeing!

  36. Toomatoe Tomato
    December 12, 2013

    So when is the election anyway? We know constitutionally elections are due in 2015.

    But all that serious campaigning where is the Leader of the UWP really running or will he be contesting the next general elections? We heard at one time or other, Salisbury, Marigot, Roseau North as possibility that is already three constituencies and yet nothing definite.

    But again there is still plenty of time, there is still approximately 1.5 years remaining in the longest campaign ever for him to find somewhere to run.

    • Nac Vibes
      December 12, 2013

      What are you fresh from Mars, look what happen when people try to play smart

      For your information he is the candidate for Marigot, hope this clears it up for you.

  37. December 12, 2013

    Petter have to sing for his supper because when the PM told him that he did not want him to run in La plaine again he start to cry

    • sierra madeba
      December 12, 2013

      Skerrit have a lot of them to kick out. from territory to delices. I hear he want Austell for Castle Bruce. way papa. castle bruce really finish

  38. I am From Delices
    December 12, 2013

    Most of the comments here are on this blog without the writers having a clue as to what the Constituents think and say.

    Ron is extremely bitter, having been the first opposition leader to be defeated at the polls. After Ron asked several people to include prominent labourites to contest the constituency, and after they having refused he decided we cannot just allow Peter to run unchallenged, hence the resurgence of Ron. Ron at their last meeting in La Plaine which included the Etienne boy, a group decided Peter had no challenge, so Ron decided not to allow Peter to run unopposed and connived against the Etienne boy. What a selfish guy.

    At 73+ the following Eric Gairy, Errol Barrow, Tom Adams, John Crompton, Pierre Charles and Rossie Douglas have something in common, Ron wishes to joint that elite group. He is selfish and thinks he must never stop.

    Go home Ron is super time. Your lovely wife Joycelyn is waiting. Spend time with her instead of running here, there and every where which cannot nourish you or your soul.

    Go home Ron it’s super time. Go kill me but it’s true and Ron is know it.

    • Anonymous
      December 12, 2013

      I guess there will be no need to bring in votes next election then. If Ron and all the other UWP candidates are so weak, why depend on foreign voters to win? Maybe you have not clue what’s happening on the ground.

  39. Doc. Love
    December 12, 2013

    I need to ask Mr. Lennox Linton whether Petter St. Jean is a member of the UWP executive and if he gave him the authority to select candidates on behalf of the UWP. Why does the DLP gets a headache as to who the UWP select to be their nominees in the various constituencies. The UWP selected six young gentlemen who are University Graduates, Skeritt has a problem. The UWP selected a young lady, Skeritt referred to her as a half and half. The UWP selected an experienced Senior Citizen, this time Petter St. Jean has a problem. Maybe the UWP should select, Bouffond, Pappy and Yellow.

  40. change is a must
    December 12, 2013

    petter best u question labour motive in Roseau south!!!!

  41. Just Blaze
    December 12, 2013

    Well it is clear that DLP strategy is to attack the character of UWP candidates which I believe is wrong. As a party in power for 13 years you all should show people what you did for Dominica over that time and what u plan to do to take us further.

    If you show me that u do so much for laplain in the 15 years labour was in power there is no need to insult the man running against you.

    But as if I do believe Ron sould let a young vibrant man run instead. I think his time pass. Just dont think Peter should be stressing on that.

    • sierra madeba
      December 12, 2013

      we do need some of the older heads.

    • ????????
      December 13, 2013

      Just Blaze is it ok for the UWPites to insult the PM especially and others and when a Labourite answers you say that they are disrespectful? Tap your brakes and be objective. They both do it!

  42. Child of God
    December 12, 2013

    Mr. St.jean I am an unemployed political strategist. I would really like to work for you to help you win this election, If our work relationship has already started, I would have advised you to keep quiet on the matter if that’s how we felt about Mr. Green unless of course you are playing Brer Rabbit and the Briar patch..wink wink.
    I would advise you to encourage the UWP to send up Mr, Green if we are confident that we can beat him.I wont charge much, and you will benefit from my advice, As a minister of Government I would advise you to smile more so your face dont get so hard especially since you are talking about people being old, because at that rate when you get to Ron’s age you will look 150 years old.
    Be happy that the UMP is running an old , tired lazy man so you can win your election, why are you tipping them off? call me before they do so I can give you the real advice.

  43. Yes I
    December 12, 2013

    all the DLP can do is cry about the Opposition Candidates. If they are so weak and lazy then u all should be rejoicing. then wipe them for the next general election. just sending maypwee each and every day, go do the countries work.

  44. December 12, 2013

    peter is trying to cover his track all dominican knows that peter never win the larplain seat the labour party stole the people wish but in the next election they will find out what ron will do to peter labour party has fail the people of dominica their policy is some shall eat all wile majority dominican can only eat back and neck with banana everyday ministers building million dollar house

  45. Anonymous
    December 12, 2013

    DNO Your Political Headquarters. The next step is the introduction of DNO Evening news package.

    On a more serious note, I would prefer read stories from Dominican on the street regarding the state of the economy in Dominica. The people are the ones voting, maybe dno should go out there and interview random cross section of people and publish their comments. That would make interesting reading.

  46. Rule
    December 12, 2013

    Seriously Peter! you’re in the name calling business just like your boss? Calling Ron lazy, I sense some bitterness undertones in your statement. Although you had over one hundred illegal voters from Laplaine who came down and voted for you, the results said you won by 2 votes after you were down by 12 the election night. Be reminded Peter, had it not been for these overseas voters, Ron would have won by a landslide. Enjoy your final term.

  47. 4CARS
    December 12, 2013

    Go get them Ron! and put the Labor Patrack on the run.

  48. iam there
    December 12, 2013

    peter is right, Ron is too lazy. There is nothing wrong with skerrit team, they love to see people grow in what they do.Skerrit and his team, brilliant.Constant recycling will .not helpDominica.One day you guys will understand where Peter is coming from.We labourites think outside the box.

    • Nac Vibes
      December 12, 2013

      Why is it bothering you so?

  49. December 12, 2013

    If I was Petter, I would remain silent, because if Ron is all what he say, then it should be a walk in the park :-D

  50. Plaissance
    December 12, 2013

    Who cut the fowls feet for digging his plants?
    Who picked the ALL the mangoes on the tree because kids were climbing the tree?
    Who said that going to teach at Beotica was going backwards?
    Who took a teacher chalk and embarrassed her in front her students?
    Who prevented a few young men from La Plaine from getting jobs?
    Who cheated on their exams overseas while on a teacher’s course?

    • Shameless
      December 13, 2013

      :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Good questions so I hope the guilty answer soon. But Change Must Come..

      Assertive, NOT Agressive :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  51. FAST N FURIOUS
    December 12, 2013

    RESPECT?!..UWPites should not be talking about respect for people when DISRESPECT is manufactured in their party by their leader Lennox LINTON.Lennox Linton has disrespected every office in the state.From President,PM,Police,Church,Elderly,Needy,just name it that Novice has disrespected.Shame!

    • Nac Vibes
      December 12, 2013

      Oh please give it a rest all this character assassination is doing is show that you do not have the capacity to debate sensibly so all thats left is to spout nonsense.

      If your thought is they call my people names so I will do it too, you would do better in convincing me that labour is the way to go by taking the moral high ground.

  52. Anonymous
    December 12, 2013

    “Ron Green is the lone surviving hard core true breed communist in the Caribbean,” … what did you actually mean by that!!! Last time we checked the DLP GOVT. had bilateral relations with a number of leftist ideology sovereign states, need we mention. So what was the intent of that particular statement.

    • Nac Vibes
      December 12, 2013

      Brings to mind the saying “pot calling the kettle black”

  53. John Jay
    December 12, 2013

    Is this a guy a savior for the Almighty, isn’t a so called Christian and saying all this? This guys will do anything to catch a vote. We watching.

  54. Uremetgel
    December 12, 2013

    Peter u so arrogant and selfish who r u to speak of Ron like they it’s true Ron was there for 15 years but ure govt never gave any money for development In laplaine or any other community bcuz they feel like they would b supporting the uwp and not the people Another thing is u and skerrit have no sense as to how to debate the issues but get low down with slinging mud about other folks

  55. St. Joe Massive
    December 12, 2013

    Not the same Peter that cried noh? Boy temp wed have guts papa

  56. Culirou
    December 12, 2013

    Is this Peter St Jean speaking? The DLP candidate which was hand delivered a seat he did not win? An arrogant, self-centered evil minded, laid back purchased, liar, preacher who turned his back on his church and people for the loss of politics?
    The guy who never receives his correspondences when it comes from his schools, groups, or people from his constituency?
    What have this guy done to bring development to his constituency? For the ten years he have been sitting in parliament?
    Oh I can remember a few … divided the Jones Beaupierre school, Transfer teachers because of their Face Book comments and profile, Ignore request for his ministry assistance from JBS and other community groups in the community, Used funds for the reconstruction of the playing field for GOD knows what, bear false witness in court for his labour friends, divide the village council, lie for everything and GOSSIP.
    Peter, Ron is an Educated, hard-working, honest gentle man who before politics has done and is still doing a lot towards the development of La Plaine and its people and you need to take some pages of his book if you want to make it in anything life. You started your “political” career on the wrong foot and you going to end it on the wrong foot

  57. laplaine
    December 12, 2013

    peter you are young and you do not socialize with the young people in any activity. Mr. green is the one organizing all sporting activity, the LYSA academy will invite you to there programs and you wont attend. you are so selfish you are just for the members of your Church

  58. SMH
    December 12, 2013

    I pose this question to Petter St. Jean again, where were you when Ron Green was working hard in Laplaine even before he was in active politics? where were you when Ron Green was volunteering in Laplaine working with the people with little compensation? Where were you when Ron Green brought sports development to Laplaine? Where were you when Ron Green was working with the young people in Laplaine? Ron Green did more for Lalplaine out of government and in government than you did for Laplaine while you were in government. Why are you so desperate? Stop denegrating Ron Green. If you need him to help you win the Laplaine seat he can help you and still win it from you fair and square. That is why you are such a desperado. Stop belching lies and spitting hate. If you are a true christian,go back to the pulpit and leave politics alone.

  59. >>>>>>>>>>>>
    December 12, 2013

    Petter stop spitting crap. His motive is to defeat you and bring an end to corruption in government that has characterised our country during the past years.
    PUT AN END TO CORRUPTION IN GOVERNMENT. VOTE RON!

    • Toomatoe Tomato
      December 12, 2013

      So Age is only a problem when you are not a member of the UWP?

      That is good that the UWP does not discriminate where age is concern in their party. If only they could do the same for all Dominicans.

      Have a good run Mr. Green but Mr. St. Jean will remain the Parliamentary Representative for the La Plaine Constituency.

      Don’t fix it if it isn’t broken.

  60. sandy
    December 12, 2013

    Tell Peter the ballots are stronger than the used bullets he keeps firing at Ron Green. Peter you have failed the people of your constituency again and again with your cold and timid soul. who spend himself in worthy causes? who triumphs for high achievement for the said constituency? Ron Green. Peter change is a must.

  61. Not a herd follower
    December 12, 2013

    So, it is becoming clear that the Labour Party’s strategy to beat the UWP in the upcoming general elections is to give them mepuis, to be deragatory about their political opponents. The people of Dominica should not accept that from the DLP. WE DESERVE BETTER, Skerrit, Ian, Petter and company.

  62. angry for real
    December 12, 2013

    To be a member of the DLP u have to be able to do and say the things that the p.m would but petter remember what the palrep for Portsmouth say if u go in the fridge for a glass of water the p.m talking about you, so petter doh get to comfi in the house of the p.m and talk bad about ron. tato tato ou ka sarv

  63. Dominican
    December 12, 2013

    No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, says the LORD.Isaiah 54:17

    Petter St Jean.. if Ron is running against you..what shall you fear…! Ron for Laplaine..!

  64. Gee
    December 12, 2013

    but who the hell is Petter……Petter you scared man..

  65. artfield
    December 12, 2013

    Labor party seems scared

  66. anonymous
    December 12, 2013

    Modjay, those Christians drink red kool aide. But God will deal with them. No further comments.

    • FORKIT
      December 12, 2013

      you forgot to put the word ‘so call’ pastor…

      this is a monkey see monkey do syndrome, skerrit go and blast the opposition about who not employed, ian tried to blast lennox, now petter had to blast, ron green….

      i wonder who go blast next…grown men who could be skerrit father behaving like little FOOLS and folowing skerrit non sence

  67. angry for real
    December 12, 2013

    To live in rome you have to live like the romans. For a man that would stand infront of a church and preach the word the of god, shame on you saint jean.

  68. Annica Alethea
    December 12, 2013

    The Labour Party poll show Petter St Jean will get 22% of the votes.
    Goodbye Petter, your days are coming to an end, the Old Man is going to send you to political oblivion.
    You get on like a real vagabond and you deserve to be sent out.
    For a so-called church man you have a real NASTY TONGUE which deserves a VACATION.

  69. Big
    December 12, 2013

    Pettter why are you soooo afraid? time will tell when we from La plain will get you out !!!!!!!

  70. Ambrose B, NY City
    December 12, 2013

    If Savarin can be holding the office as president at 70 with all these dark political clouds hanging over his head why not Ron Green who is not tainted like the Hon Prime Minister, and why discrnminate about ones age to hold public office, Mr St jean there were questions to be answered by you and the PM after the last elections, you guys were saved by the hopless judicial system, if you St Jean can run, Ron will run

  71. unnamed
    December 12, 2013

    Peter communists no longer exists. you take on politics appear antiquated. you can’t boast of anything that the Labour Party has done in the constituency after three terms; or maybe you can? you can boast of your increasing arrogance, your elevation from poverty, your outright disrespect for the college when your daughter did not have on her uniform and the attrition taking place in Laplaine as a result of unemployment. so you have a lot to gloat about

  72. Cyrique
    December 12, 2013

    I am not a member of any political party. The heat is obviously on and the stone throwing and manure pelting is in full force. I think it’s healthy and can be exciting even though it won’t always be clean. As an educationalist I have kept a very keen eye on Peter St Jean and his policies and objectives and I have to say that his heart is definitely in the right place. Our students have a mentor as the protector of their future. They are safe in his hands. Ron needs a seat but he’s chosen the wrong Constituency. His decision to challenge Peter is folly. Peter is admired by many. God bless you Peter. Good luck and thank you for all that you do for our people!!!

  73. Jay
    December 12, 2013

    Hon. St. Jean, you refer to Hon. Ron Green as a “…hard core, true breed Communist”, presumably in an attempt to sully his image and scare away the voters. You should have consulted your memory Sir before scoring an own goal of such magnitude, or at least, spoken to your leader first.

    In March of 2011 representatives of the CPC (Communist Party of China), met P.M. Roosevelt Skerrit in his office in Roseau at his invitation, as per Mr. Chen Fengxiang, the Vice Minister of the International Dept. of the CPC Central Committee. who led the delegation (see the Cina Govt. website Gov.cn.web for 10 march, 2011).
    Roosevelt Skerrit is reported as saying on that occasion: “…critically and importantly is the relationship which exists with the Dominica Labour Party and the Communist Party of China” ( “The Gleaner” -source CNC-, also of 10 March 2011).
    Whilst I do not support a communist doctrine I do rate Mr. Green highly as an individual, who has always had the interest of the common man at heart, easy to read, sincere and without ulterior motives.
    Mr. Green’s nomination as the opposition candidate may have taken you by surprise but there is only one motive for this. To reclaim the seat, which was rightfully his at the last election and undo the skulduggery that precipitated it. That old warhorse has a lot of experience and still a lot of stamina left in him.

  74. faceup
    December 12, 2013

    Ron Green I cant believe you are running again. You must be kidding me, Man stay home and plant your produce in Laplaine. I feel you like a bobo in our UWP party. CHUPES MAN, !LABOUR MUST GO !

  75. December 12, 2013

    What does that sound like to you? – a cut from the very same cloth. It seems lately like mud slinging is the MO of the DLP. But St. Jean, truly, I expected so much more from you. You supposed to know better. Arent’ u in church every sunday or do you only wear sunday clothes when its appopriate. FYI, you’re not half the man that Mr. Green is.

  76. DC
    December 12, 2013

    You see, most people fail to understand the nature of politics. It is all about maximising votes. Mr. St. Jean knows politics. Mr. Green must do what is right for the party at this time, he must pass on the baton. With Mr. Green as the candidate, the DLP will capitalize by winning the seat with a bigger mandate. Stop attacking each other unnecessarily people. One Love!

  77. Aye
    December 12, 2013

    The political demons are loose now. Pastor putting bible aside and ridicule people.

  78. Daba
    December 12, 2013

    Is Petta the guy who started crying when Skerrit and Hartley Henry told him that he wont be on the ticket. He even threated the Skerrit and Hartley henry administration to run as an Independent candidate.
    But Petta – what about Ambrose George. I believe Timothy is in the same age group as Ron.

    Petta St Jean you can never walk in the shoe of Ron.

    Can you imagine in 2013 these guys are talking about who is communist. Don’t forget Rossie douglas was labeled communist extra ordinaire. Petta don’t forget many of your support base are people who support Fidel Castro.

    It is immature and asinine to run away from the rel issues to throw mepwi.

    • C
      December 13, 2013

      Petter and his party, main foreign benefactors are china, cuba and venezuela, yet he wants to condemn a man who was once associated with socialism over 30 years ago. Than man is the epitome of double standards.

  79. FAST N FURIOUS
    December 12, 2013

    Respect!? UEPites should not be talking about respect for people when disrespect is manufactured in their party.Their leader Lennox linton has disrespected every office on the island..PRESIDENT,PM,POLICE,CHURCH,ELDERLY,NEEDY, just name it.

    • Nac Vibes
      December 12, 2013

      maybe just maybe if you say it one more time even your mama will believe you.

  80. gmmm
    December 12, 2013

    Ron Green is the lone surviving hard core true breed communist in the Caribbean,” he said. “It is pathetic that after 30 years as a seasoned politician and 15 years as parliamentary representative of the La Plaine constituency, Ron, as a veteran cannot now find a young person in La Plaine to now succeed him. QUESTION TO YOU PETER, WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID?

  81. mosbo
    December 12, 2013

    This peter, he must know he can fool skerrit but for sure he cannot fool god. Peter u have no shame, u cry when skerrit was kicking u out of his camp, u have no respect, but let me tell u the young people of la plaine will show u who Lazy. u too desperate, but god’s plan is not your’s. This time around u sure will not steal Mr.Green.Go and search ur heart, god will deal with u.

  82. Delice
    December 12, 2013

    Give it to them Petter. It’s a shame they can’t find someone to represent them at La plain,Delice or Boetica.That says a lot.

    • anonymous
      December 12, 2013

      What you mean they cannot find someone, who then is Ron Green.

    • lol
      December 12, 2013

      I sense a pinch of FEAR lol …Y sld the opponent matter?

    • Asterix
      December 12, 2013

      @Delice: I think you have it twisted. The labor party political advisor had advised skerrit to replace petter and he was about to do just that but the fact is he can’t attract any credible replacement. Ron Green on the other hand had decided to call it quits but his people has asked him to stay on longer for the sole purpose of defeating petter again as he did in 2009, after which the seat was stolen from him the following day.

  83. grell
    December 12, 2013

    Peter you a rooster crowing for corn,Laplaine people have never depended on government for anything,they are hard working people.you calling Ron lazy,is showing that your a coward not up for the fight,politics in dominica by you men are like women on the back road taking out maypwe,grow up you fools.

  84. Drama
    December 12, 2013

    Mr Petter St Jean for a Christian we the people expect better of you.Dont you read the Bible ooops I forgot you must be reading upside down.hAVE YOU FORGOTTENN EVERYDAY IS NOT PROMISED.HMMMMM.You will never turn old.Remember also MR SKERRIT AKA PM trying as well as the UWP tofind someoneto replace you……What you wish will hunt yur

    • Toto
      December 12, 2013

      As a cristian one must tell the truth, so preach brother.

  85. FAST N FURIOUS
    December 12, 2013

    Ron, “Peter,you hear I warning you.Stop calling my name!”
    Peter,”Ron, boy stop coming in my face.”

  86. laplainian
    December 12, 2013

    Seems peter forget they were tryin to replace he aself! Leave ron alone!! Wait for d beatin wen election call!

    • ()
      December 12, 2013

      Can they get anyone of substance to represent them? Genuine people will not follow this party.

      • Nac Vibes
        December 12, 2013

        You are so right, genuine people don’t follow the labour party, they have morals and are not thieves.

  87. maindesk
    December 12, 2013

    Just debate Ron Green and let the people decide.

    • Nac Vibes
      December 12, 2013

      He will never in a million years do that, i’d bet my life on that. Much safer to character assassinate and the sheep will follow.

  88. Sunshine City Girl
    December 12, 2013

    The PM gave all his ministers the same water to drink. How sad that these are our representatives.

    • Anonymous
      December 12, 2013

      Must be the leftover of the water Linton was drinking for the past 14 years.

  89. Anonymous
    December 12, 2013

    But petter st jean forget mr Skerrit aka Pm trying find someone to replace him . lol asking entel,tom ,harry to go up for la plaine instead of he mR st jean.I hope u will never grow old.to is mr green tomorrow is yours. Everyday on this earth is not promised Christian u call yurSelf MR PETTER

  90. STOP!!!!
    December 12, 2013

    Stop with all that politics ehh…too much division already in d place. I’m hearing too much of this nonsense. What we should be focusing on is the bringing love and happiness to our beautiful country. Too many fingers pointing at each other. Now is not the time for all that comess. Workers against Labour and Labour against Workers. Awa nah…get something better to do.

    • Anonymous
      December 12, 2013

      Say dat again and again and again! Wat happened to moving our country forward? With all the backbiting we are going backwards quickly

    • Dominican
      December 12, 2013

      Ask your PM what better to do..!

    • St Thomas
      December 13, 2013

      But if Mr.Green is tired,old and lazy there in no need for Peter to be afraid.But he knows very well they didn’t won the election.so he is scared.Is not that same Peter the P.M told go and do his homework to win an election because he never won one? And they were also going to replace him? If only the pharmacist had agreeded Peter you would be kicked out along ago.

  91. Hey
    December 12, 2013

    don’t use church to hide your faults that is just the kind you are, the dirty politics will take you no where good

  92. ummmm
    December 12, 2013

    According to Saint Jean, the UWP is only “recycling this old, tired, lazy politician and presenting Ron Green to the people.”

    St. Jean go and find matters and respect – Mr Green is older than you – by all means you can show how he misrepresented the people, but you cannot describe an elder as old and tired and lazy – brother you all in DLP must be taking the same medecine as the PM. You all have no respect for anyone it seems!

    • ummmm
      December 12, 2013

      typo.. manners.

      Mr St Jean I am so disappointed in your, not only as a minister of education but also has a gentle man – brother you cannot disrespect people like that. You cannot let politics and lack of valid economical and meritorious arguments against your opponent lower you to ridicule!

    • Grand Bay Girl
      December 12, 2013

      Maypwee

    • concern citizen
      December 12, 2013

      Your leader Linton have respect for Peter R. Augustine’s, mammy, the former President Mr Liverpool and Steinberg Henry. You people are so funny.

      • ST.LUCIAN
        December 12, 2013

        I am just wondering how old is Charles savarin, Julius Timothy? Are you all going to continue using them? I hope not. Mr. Petter for a Christian and minister for education your judgment is so poor. You boost the “

      • Papa Dom
        December 12, 2013

        What did Mr Linton say to Steinberg? The guy came talking crap and was put straight. When people who know better try to use their education to mislead then they have to be firmly chastised and that is exactly what happened to Steinberg.

    • Toto
      December 12, 2013

      So what about talking the truth. Should his characteristics be ignored?

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