PM calls on his parl reps not to abandon their constituents

PM SKerrit

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has called on his ministers of government and parliamentary representatives not to abandon their constituents.

“I say to them that they cannot not answer the phone when you call. They must make time for you because you are the ones who have placed your trust and confidence in us and you must always show gratitude and support and recognition for them,” he said at the Dominica Labour Party’s Red Day event at Macoucherie on Sunday.

The prime minister also told parliamentary representatives, “We must never abandon the people who have placed us here to represent them. I say to my parl reps that they have to make themselves available to you at all times to represent your interests.”

He promised that the government would also not abandon single mothers, the elderly and less fortunate in the coming years.

“There are many single mothers who have been abandoned by their boyfriends and their childrens’ fathers. We have to look out for these people,” he said.

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67 Comments

  1. October 12, 2014

    lol serious 8)

  2. LADY SAW
    December 28, 2010

    But why the Parl reps need to do anything nah ??? Is Skerro everybody vote. He should be parl rep for all the constituencies.

  3. pisces princess
    December 28, 2010

    please give dr. darroux a chance. he’s just come into the political arena and he’s tryin his very best. everybody wants everything at the same time. he cant do everything in just one year in office. he’s just one person with a ministry to run. i feel sorry for him. please just let him do wat he has to do in the right time. we’re on ur side doc. be strong. will keep prayin for u

    • a fan
      December 29, 2010

      Oh please. stop sound like a lovesick puppy, this is politics not a village popularity contest.

  4. anonymous
    December 28, 2010

    Tell that to ambrose .. roseau south … he not doing nothing for the people that voted for him…. no housing relief for the people who voted for him… there are persons who need there houses fix, one family member working bills to pay child to send to school parent to take care off .. wat is he doing .. only one set benefiting
    Skerro next time is u straight i’m coming to if i do not see a positive start

  5. roseau valley
    December 28, 2010

    Hon. Parl. Rep for de Roseau Valley…take note….i think i speak for everyone who took time off to vote you on 18th December 2009….we are totally disappointed in you!!!!!!!!!!!! Parl Reps remember….you will be seeking votes from your constituents very soon again….hope you will find when you really need them.

  6. beetle
    December 28, 2010

    Our deceased beloved prime minister, Roosevelt Douglas showed the example for all of us to see. He lived for the people, he did not live off the people, like all the hungry for power and wealth, parasitic fools, fake ass politicians are doing now. down with them.

  7. Roseau Valley
    December 28, 2010

    tell it to them again, because there is a particular one when he sees members of his constituency he just raises his cellular to his ears and pretends like he is on a call; that is simply to avoid the person….. he comes to the village and he goes at one family house; but he must realize that is not one family that caused him to win in his constituency! those lazy ministers are giving the PM too much work to do during election time; they must step up and play their part. rally/campaign for the five years and more with your constituency, because at the end of the road they are the ones who will make you or break you!

  8. notnice
    December 27, 2010

    i’m sorry but for you uneducated ppl, skerro just clearing the road for when a chinese become prime minister. Here’s the fact that no one keeping track of how many chinese coming in da b4
    you know it chinese going to be the majority. All because all you prime minister agreement with
    the chinese wasn’t transparent. So 60,000 dominicans, how many chinese man we have now in d.a.
    so who vex they lost then, i good where i am in states. All you dottish down there will be vex and cannot do anything about it. lol

  9. Seneca
    December 26, 2010

    Mr. Skerrit, we love you we know that you’re not GOD but, you’re trying your best to see tha evryone in Dominica are well taken care off.
    Dominicans live in a state of Utopia that you shoud call all 70 000 people to find out how they’re doing.

    You have a very difficult task on your hands, if I were youi would have get the ell out of here, but you have gutts especally with those israelites who seem to forget that you must go thru hardship to come out as pure gold.

    GOD BLESS SKERRITT, THE DLP, UWP, DFP AND DOMINICA ON A WHOLE. MY WISH IS TO SEE ALL WORK TOGETHER.

  10. In my Time of Need
    December 26, 2010

    PM tell that to my Parl Rep in the Roseau South constituency….cuz he is beoming a pain in the rear now, he jus talking and eh saying nothing and doing nothing, we hve potholes like craters in our roads…plus is only one set that scoring or moving to the next level….he surround himself with persons that wont tell him is nonsense he doing, insteas they will say how high to jump….PM do something about this man bfor next election pls, cuz u know he only win bc of u!

  11. a fan
    December 26, 2010

    Tell dat to Dr. Darroux, when he pass and all he doing is blowing his horn with his glass well up. Darroux what you doing for the people that put you there, you not interested unless is time for rounding up votes. All u parl reps just for show, take Sherro seriously, word travels fast.

    • Ti Savanne
      December 26, 2010

      Well stated! We put Dr. Darroux there for show and nothing else! Just look at the state of the road man….when will something be done? Ah, magway sa! I suppose we will see some shoddy work done before 31 December because ministers etc will be attending the official funeral service of former Magistrate Davis Moise. Dr. Darroux, you have disappointed me BIG TIME!

  12. Lockdown
    December 25, 2010

    you cant put a good man down

    • Anonymous
      December 26, 2010

      the saying goes like this, “you can’t keep a good man down” Oh yea lockdown we can put a untruthful man down

  13. Anonymous
    December 25, 2010

    them ministers don’t care. they are where they want to be and to hell with who put them there and this sentiments applies to the p.m. he uses and discard people like old clothes. his ministers learn from him. every single one of them have no time for the people who put them there, they only want to be associated now with the who is who. the sad thing about it is when election come around they will kiss your behind to get back in and the circle continues. we have a high tollerance for rejection and accept those behavior. learn my people the next time around.

  14. cal
    December 25, 2010

    PM that to Blackmore cause he seem to have forgotten Campbell. Pls mr. Blackmore come to Campbell dont come on your van take a car and come. the state of the road there i guarantee you, you wont go back with it in one peice.

  15. dkt
    December 25, 2010

    y people like the GRENCH continue to growdr ignorance s barg of honor? its sad that im a dominican wit these people still. y dnt u all stick in2 u al brains dat we LOVE OUR PM THOUGH MATTER WAT ALL U SAY. NOTHING ALL U SAY HAVENT DIDNT AN WILL NEVER CHANGE OUR MIND. LABOUR WE LOVE AN PUT IT IN ALL U HEAD. WE DNT WANT TO HEAR LENNOX EDISON SPARGATY SPRGS JOHN AN D REST. MAYB WE NEED TO TURN ALL U ON LL U HEAD TO MAKE U AL WALK SO U WILL NDERSTAND. IN CLOSING PPL OUR PM IS THERE TO STAY.

  16. simple mind
    December 25, 2010

    but not to long I happen 2 pass thru the P.m constituency and was told that he passes thru Thibaud but does’t visit.4 that matter they were even scared they would’nt get ham &turkry;grapevine reported they got anyway.

  17. The Grinch
    December 25, 2010

    Please Dominicans. EDUCATE yourselves. Skerrit makes no sence. For the smart ones who really understand, nice work. I’m sorry that u have to put up with such stupidity on a daily basis. Oh..and by the way.CHAVEZ is the one to thank for putting them into office… :D

  18. watchthat
    December 25, 2010

    the PM saying deeper things that all u little fools saying read between the lines. Theman way pass all u little politics in Dominica is big thing that going on there. Mr Walter and Mrs Shillingford I love all u get out of that mess before it get worst.

    • DEM TOO
      December 26, 2010

      dats why i myself well surprised…in dem…………

      .Ma shillingford done ignore her ppl from what i gathering….they expected better

      as for Walter………..another story .all together……………

  19. worried dominican
    December 25, 2010

    you all suppport the pm but the ministers do care about you all haha

  20. dominican
    December 25, 2010

    Mr skerrit so right about those parl Rep but Colihaut Parl Rep told some constituents dat during election they did not want him, They said they voting for Skerrit so he not bound to do anything for them let Skerrit do.Constituents dont know where mister is.

  21. True Dat
    December 25, 2010

    Toulon should hear that he should answer his phone and when constituents want to talk to him he should not pretend he on that same phone then boast about it to his girlfriend.

    • jah guide
      December 25, 2010

      live the man alone,but all you did not vote for him is daddy skerro all you voted for.

  22. Draconian
    December 25, 2010

    Mr PM don’t forget to take the wheel back as Tony Astaphan seem to be in charge and driving you rig. It is just a matter of time before the State Patrol confiscate your rig and take your operating license . Seem like you abandone your post to a reckless liar inTony Astaphan . Stop letting Tony dictate and be open and honest with the people of Dominica. Only then I will take you and your little Moomoos seriously. Right now I remain fearful.

  23. Same Lie
    December 25, 2010

    Abandone your base and return in five years. The minister Peepeep that use to do manicure and pedicure on the cadavres at ross university don’t even give a darn about his constitutency.The late honorable Alleyne Carbon must be turning in his grave. Mr Carbon was a model of what true representation was all about. Mr Carbon worked hard and held no grudges against non supporters , he was always in his constituency helping. We will always miss Mr Alleyne Carbon. The current representative need to pack up all what he gain (HMMMMMmmm) and get the hell out.

  24. Poule Coutouni
    December 25, 2010

    WHO FIRE BOMBED GLENWORTH EMANUEL’S HOME AT ST. AROMENT!. Please tell us?

  25. observer
    December 25, 2010

    Lol!

  26. BAD MAN
    December 25, 2010

    LIKE U ANY DIFFERENT.U CARE NOW.WHY NOW.BOSS???????????SORRY.

  27. CHRISTMAS DAY
    December 25, 2010

    HON P.M SKERRO I AM FAVOURING THIS STATEMENT TO THE FULLEST… YOU ARE SO RIGHT ABOUT THIS STATEMENT…

    I DONT SUPPORT THESE LITTLE FLY BY NIGHT INCOMPETENT MINISTERS….

    LIKE KELVER DARROUX ,,, LITTLE BOY JUST THERE GETTING BIG MONEY FROM MY TAX MONEY FOR HIS $5000+ SALARY… DOING NOTHING

    I ONLY LOVE SKERRIT NOT THOSE OTHER MINISTERS… IF IT WASNT SKERRIT THESE MINISTERS WOULD NEVER BE IN OFFICE

  28. naturelover
    December 25, 2010

    Magway -sa,folks is that now how parlreps should be,so why not support the call—–we all give parlreps bad -habits so they need as reminder now and then—-we expect parlreps to solve all our financial issues and we are never satisfied so they must #duck# some supporters–

  29. jupiter
    December 25, 2010

    a certain north eastern constituency.

  30. CHUCK
    December 25, 2010

    skerrit is sending this message out to the parliamentary rep. for paix-bouche with whom he has serious issues and on the complaint of esp the calibishe area. that skerro is still a school boy.

  31. Righteous!
    December 24, 2010

    Possie Pal Rep…..Take Note……and if you feel politics is not for you….please leave and tell the people how you really feel about your friends…Are they for real or a bunch of bogus crooks.

  32. true dominica
    December 24, 2010

    That is just talk , when u standiing in front of them.

    those parl Reps dont care about the people who put then there at all.

    but i am waitint for them next 5 yrs,

    • jah guide
      December 25, 2010

      stupsss,u will still vote for them.

  33. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    December 24, 2010

    “ I say to them that they cannot not answer the phone when you call. ” (RMS).

    Mr. Prime Minister, not only they will not answer the telephone, there are situations where people have written letters to ministers, asking questions, or drawing certain conditions, and bad situations to some of your ministers attention; who has refused to even acknowledge receipt of the correspondence they receive.

    Some people have written to ministers, offering their expertise in certain fields, only never to get a response form the minister to whom they wrote.

    These ministers are behaving the same way as some of the UWP ministers behaved in the day the UWP held power.

    When a government minister intends to ignore, or refuse to respond to the people, individually, or collectively, that in most cases seals the faith of the party, for that sort of behavior may have cost the UWP the election in 2000, or around that time.

    Strange enough around election time, these same ministers are the ones who can wave the most to everyone, even a baby, who’s eye is not focusing in the direction of the politician.

    They find the time to talk to the dirtiest person in the streets, however the day after election, or the night of election after the votes are counted, and they learn that they are elected, amnesia immediately sets in.

    They forget their mothers name, all their associate, and relatives become foreign to them, as a matter of fact they even forget their own names.

    The dirtiest person in the streets they once spoke with, now becomes invisible to them, because their votes are no longer needed until the next five years.

    As for the baby; no more attention, and kissing of the baby, because mucus from the baby’s nose, and urine is likely to soil the new outfit they are wearing.

    Their ultimate goal is to collect their monthly pay cheque, and to hell and back with the people who made it possible for them to enjoy life in most cases better than they lived before they were elected.

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • youthermist
      December 25, 2010

      @Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      I too have experience non response of correspondence to ministerial departments. My advice is to stay the course and just keep up the pressure via email,radio phone in and other media outlets that are available to you, as you can see its already having an effect. The PM IS STATING THE OBVIOUS

  34. Students call for help need answers to............
    December 24, 2010

    …………
    the worst of it all is Parl Reps who promise students assistance and never try to assist.

    Reps MUST remember that these students have uncles,pawen,husband,boyfriends, aunties.and sisters.which.is like a chain…………..one student unhelped may mean a chain of 50 or more votes lost…………….

    • Iindat
      December 27, 2010

      I agree with you, Blackmoore did that to me….
      But when election comin he go tell me come down and vote…………

  35. communities already abandoned Big time
    December 24, 2010

    Who abandoned the Layou community? Skerritt and his entire DLP Govt. When the people of Layou were pleading for support against the BIG MONEY BUSINESS MAN from foreign, where were you all Skerritt? All now so, Layou residents are being poisoned by the toxic fumes from Gardakhan’s ASPHALT PLANT. The Minister of the Environment, a medical doctor, sided with Big business. The parl. Rep kelver Darroux, was MOO-MOO when Layou residents were bawling for help.

    Planning Dept. and all the DLP Cabal and supporters never came to the rescue of the people who were pleading for representation, for someone from govt. to at least listen to their plight. Their health are at risk. Their Eco-tourism projects are being negatively impacted. The youths find great difficulty in breathing properly when they play football opposite the Hillsborough gasoline station.

    Skerritt and his inefficient DLP Govt. are not Transparent or Accountable to their constituencies and the nation at large. People are not consulted or given the opportunities to participate in the development of their communities. Dictatorial leadership negates people’s participation in meaningful National development. The communities are not informed and are left out. They are BYSTANDERS in the process, just seeing and hearing things going on.

    Who sought the ideas of Dominicans regarding the Rubbish Bin Bobol? The Coffee plant from Chavez? Which farmers in the rural communities knew about the Fertilizer secret deals, until the investigator revealed the corrupt practices that were taking place? Which Parl. Reps. consult their communities for ideas regarding projects in their communities?

    Which persons in the Parl Reps’ communities will be employed in the $27,000,000.00 President palace? How many local persons in construction will be employed in that huge capital project? Wouldn’t that amount of money benefit the rural people much better in boosting agriculture or food-processing or engage women in cottage projects? If any Parl Rep had consulted or discussed with those communities about the proper use of that big sum of money for a President palace, I am sure the rural folks would come up with alternative plans that would benefit them and their communities immensely. Who sanctioned that project?

    Skerritt himself has abandoned and mistrusted the people. He does what he wants, any and every time. So now he is exercising his power to order his little boys around when he is guilty of not listening to or informing the People. He pays the pipers, so he is calling the tunes which are devoid of any harmony or melody. In the first place, due to Skerritt’s dual citizenship status at the time of nomination in the last elections, he is an illegal leader of the country according to the Constitution. Dominicans have lost respect for him. Corrupt practices, cheat, secret deals, lies, manipulation and control of institutions are the order of the day.

  36. ZERO
    December 24, 2010

    More hypocracy from this deceitful leader..But Mr PM you yourself have abandoned the Dominican people because of your greed, your arrogance, your deceipt ,your meteoric accumulation of wealth, your inability to stem corruption in government, your failure to address poverty and unemployment, your creation of a lazy and mendicant state, you connection with foreign crooks, your neglect ot agriculture,your disregard for the constitution,etc, so what really are you talking about…YOUR GOVERNMENT IS INEPT,CLUELESS, INCOMPETENT,AND WE ARE SEEING THE RESULT DAY BY DAY…TRUST ME 2050 BELONGS TO GOD AND NOT YOU!!!!!!!!!

  37. More propaganda
    December 24, 2010

    Boy, that man not easy nuh! 8-O
    Talk about using emotional language with a psychological hold upon the nation.
    I have to give it to Skerrit though, he has got the clueless locked down into some kind of stranglehold with the emotive and powerful words he is using in this speech. Time for drinking the KoolAid folks.

    Open up your eyes Dominica!
    Whilst he speaks that he will not ” abandon single mothers, the elderly and less fortunate in the coming years.

    and than goes on to further state:

    “There are many single mothers who have been abandoned by their boyfriends and their childrens’ fathers. We have to look out for these people,” he said.

    I hope that he stays around in the next hurricane season and that Skerrit will not abandon us like he has done before previously. Just stating.

  38. KKK
    December 24, 2010

    TRUE THAT BROTHER SKERRO

  39. ....
    December 24, 2010

    PM BOY YOU HAVE JOKES…………AHHHHHHHH PM YOU HAVE GUTS,,,,,,,,,,,,,WHEN YOU GUYS SAVE PEOPLE NUMBER ALLU DONT ANSWER THEIR CALLS, PM PLEASE TAKE YOUR OWN ADVISE OK………WE STILL LOVE YOU

  40. DA man
    December 24, 2010

    stop fooling the people skerret u already abandon the people you just blowinghot air,you want me to bealive u create jobs ,why u dont adress job creation u only talk about hand out we don’t want hand out we want jobs jobs jobs

  41. Dominican to the bone
    December 24, 2010

    well COLIHAUT CONSTITUENCY HAVE ONE SELF HE NOT IN IT AT ALL,MISTER PM GIVE HIM A LECTURE ON THAT BECAUSE MONTHS PASSING AND WE AINT SEEING THE MAN.

  42. youthermist
    December 24, 2010

    @The PM,
    I second that motion. Ministers and parliamentarians should set aside a day each week in their constituencies, to listen and take note, be more proactive in the issues affecting the lives of all Dominicans. Jobs, Education,Housing, Health, Policing, the Environment,etc.
    Ministers should be getting involve with the grassroots by mingling with the people in the towns and villages,to highlight and publicize their goals and achievements.
    Get the people to participate in the big issues affecting their lives by hiring school halls around the country. They should debate the issues in a question and answer session in their constituencies.
    TV and radio interviews are too remote for the general public, therefore whatever is debated is of just passing interest. The PM should make it a new year resolution for him, and his ministers to get involve around the Island in all the big issues affecting the country and debate it with the grassroots.

  43. Labourite to de Bone
    December 24, 2010

    Well said Mr Skerrit!
    I hope they hear you loud & clear, because there are some of them that need to hear that over & over.
    If what’s going on now continues, i can tell you there are quite a number of us who’ll not be going to the polls the next election!!

  44. Truth, Justice & Righteousness
    December 24, 2010

    Why don’t you answer all the questions the Dominican citizens have for you Skerrit!! The respresentatives are following your lead Skerrit! You feel you are not accountable to anyone, so do they!! How do you look out for these people Skerritt? have you heard about the say “Give a man a fish and you have to feed him for the rest of his life, teach a man how to fish and he will be able to feed himself/ You don’t want to teach Dominicans how to if, because you want them to depend on Papa Skerritt ala Papa Doc! That’s the way dictators do, they thrive of the hungry and the ignorant, so it in their best interest to keep people hungry and ignorant… You are doing a disservice to the people of Dominica! I hope they will be enlighteened in the coming year, that’s my wish for my people…

    • Anti-hate
      December 24, 2010

      Wow even on Christmas eve u’re still spamming DNO with the same thing in different words on every story with the word Skerrit.

    • Billy
      December 24, 2010

      Well his excuse is that uncle Tony answers them for him and he does an excellent job.

  45. ghetto youth fr senjo
    December 24, 2010

    thank u PM cause Kelver need that wake up call

  46. True Dominican
    December 24, 2010

    I don’t think the Parl Reps are hearing you Mr. PM. But I am waiting for them when it’s election time again!!! Then they’ll want to be everybody’s friend and even call us by name!!! SMDH… They keep forgetting is us put them where they are now. They instead choose to look down on us! Parl Reps listen to your PM!!!!

  47. Good Message
    December 24, 2010

    Advice BlackMoore not to be vindictive and hold petty grudge BE A MAN AND TAKE CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM.

    Message from DLP supporter

    • marzhie alone
      December 24, 2010

      DLP ….SUPPORTER…ALLU CREATED A MONSTER IN BLACKMOORE THE MAN IS UNTOP THE WORLD AND OVER U …..U ARE LIKE THAT PARO LOOKING PPL THAT WAS SALISBURY ON SUNDAY…JUS GIVE U RED CAP AND U OK …REAL TALK ….

    • One Love
      December 25, 2010

      SINCE BEFORE ELECTIONS MR BLACK WARNED THAT “NOBODY PUT ME WHERE I AM TODAY . ITS MY EDUCATION THAT PUT ME WHERE I AM”

  48. yout
    December 24, 2010

    and you aself abandon your people in webs of deceit!!!!

  49. marzhie alone
    December 24, 2010

    and tony marco tooo ….alllu kill his mann

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