PM frowns on idea of James as political leader of UWP

Skerrit (left), James

“Something must be fundamentally wrong” were the words of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit in describing a decision by the Constituency Associations of the United Workers Party (UWP) to selected James as their nominee for the party’s delegates conference carded for the 8th of January 2012 at La Plaine.

The Saturday decision has paved the way for James to become political leader of the party.

Skerrit told the Kairi FM’s Heng Program on Monday that if after three terms in opposition, the UWP is forced to return to the very leader that earned their defeat and whom the party acknowledged on countless occasions was long past his best by date, then something is wrong.

“I will look on with interest to see the marketing job that the UWP will attempt to make about a man who they said two elections ago was not relevant to the times. If 10 and 15 years ago you were expired, how you can be good for eating three years later?” the prime minister questioned.

James’ nomination by the Constituency Associations must first be presented to the Management Committee of the party which will then send its report to the UWP delegates’ conference.

Also, even if James was the sole nominee of the party’s constituency associations, the party’s rules allow for other nominations to be made at the delegates’ conference.

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131 Comments

  1. Road To Kill
    December 21, 2011

    Haha way papa! been reading the comments and i must say all those that saying the pm should not involve himself in uwp business wrong!!!!!!! so allu mean to tell me is those day-zo-lay people allu wicked dominicans want to put in power! Allu forget timtim cross the border including the others…eddison so greedy for power he not letting nobody into the party if he feels that they are a threat to him remaining political leader….take that and smoke it….we giving them road to kill themselves. LABOUR!!!!!!!

  2. Que?
    December 20, 2011

    the man already said …not all movement is forward.so what?

  3. Reader
    December 20, 2011

    Get it rtight DNO the right Honorable was Nominated By the Marigot Constituency association

  4. Anonymous
    December 20, 2011

    I AM WRITING IT AGAIN!The Honurable Eddison James is a better man,in all aspectS than skerrit!All skerrit can do it beG!Where is the country’S sustainable development!?the sustainable development is to beg!T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    the roads that resurfacing now would have been done by any other gov’t that was there.under the UWP gov’t ,which was in gov’t for just 4 and the half years, new roads were built!If the UWP WAS IN GOV’T WE WOULD HAVE AN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NOT WHAT THAT IS IN MELVILLE HALL THAT IS MAINLY FOR LIAT WHICH IN ITSELF DO TRAVELLERS WHATEVER THEY WANT!I COULD HAV CONTINUE….

  5. original stupes # 1
    December 20, 2011

    I FEEL NO PITY FOR HECTOR JOHN HON. CAUSE HE WAS PART OF THE SAME BETRAYAL METTED OUT TO EARL WILLIAMS CAUSE HE KNEW THAT HE WOULD BENEFIT INSTEAD OF SHANKS TO CONTEST THE SALISBURY SEAT. EVEN WHEN THE COMMITTEE CHOSE SHANKS HECTOR BECAME THE PARTY’S CHOICE, AFTER SHANKS SERVED AS SENATOR BEING GROOMED. WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND. EDO IS A MASTERMIND AND WILL ONLY GIVE UP POWER TO ANOTHER OPF HIS KIND AND A MARIGOTIAN. TAKE THAT SALSIBURY. STUPES.

    • .
      December 20, 2011

      What has happened to Hector John that would have you feeling sorry for him? You are even making me call the man’s home..MAN GO FEEL SORRY FOR YOURSELF AND YOU SINS.Hector John is plenty times better of than you in ALL respects..Your idiot stop the crap talk!

    • Anonymous
      December 20, 2011

      you have no idea wat u are saying!

    • Anonymous
      December 20, 2011

      what are u really talking about!you have no clue!

  6. Anonymous
    December 20, 2011

    SCARED HE SCRAED OF THE HONOURABLE EDDISON JAMES!HE TREMBLING!TRUST ME HE GOIN TO GET SMALLER THAN HOW HE GOT DURING THE LAST ELECTION IF EDDISON JAMES DECIDES TO RUN AGAIN! I WISH HE DOES!I PRAY HE DOES TO GIVE THAT LITTLE BOY A NASTY BEATING AT THE POLLS!I AM PRAYING TO GOD THAT HON.EDDISON GIVES IT ONE,JUST ONE MORE CHANCE!

  7. tumble, backkick
    December 20, 2011

    The PM has commented openly on the opposition’s move. This can mean two things; he is overconfident about his prospects in the next elections or worried about Eddie who may the one to bowl him out with a googly.

    • Anonymous
      December 20, 2011

      he damn afraid!

  8. Neutral - I am
    December 20, 2011

    I agree with the PM; something is fundamentally wrong. Edison is almost 70 years old and well past his prime, and he is one of only a few people willing and able to lead the opposition party. That’s a shame, not on Edison James but on DA and where the country is going. It is a shame that all the promising young people that could create political competition for the ruling party, and possible force the ruling party to do better have lost interest. It is a shame because DA is now in a state where the ruling party has no reason to improve because the populace will not hold them responsible to do so. It is a shame when the majority of Dominicans will still cast a vote because of a few pennies they receive, as opposed to a vote that is based on ethics and having the best person for the job. It is indeed a shame when we are able to simply turn a blind eye to crime and corruption. Many young, educated and energetic Dominicans can contribute to the country’s political development in so many ways, but alas, Dominica does not want them to do so, therefore, a 68 year old Edison James remains an option as opposed to retiring. We should lift our hats to Mr. James. In my book, he is one of our heroes.

  9. T. Winston
    December 20, 2011

    I don’t see the news it’s not like he wasn’t the leader behind the scenes all along anyway… He never really relinquished power he just relinquished face time.

  10. West Coast
    December 20, 2011

    News of Mr James return to the leadership of UWP came as a resurrection doze for me. I admired the man then and I admire him the more today. James had shown himself to be a statesman of the highest standard. The man has energy, intellect and the requisite tenacity to give honest direction to Dominica. I had vowed my departure from politics, but with James return, I am fully on-board. There is a sight of relief and silver lining for Dominica. I love the man and I’m inspired to ask others to support him.

  11. dogaman
    December 20, 2011

    ah papa bondieu ME WORKERS FINI

    • way papa
      December 21, 2011

      you can say that again!

  12. D'can By Marriage
    December 20, 2011

    The Hon. Prime Minister is correct in frowning on the prospect of Eddo de Deaddo returning to lead the United Wrecking Party.When The Hon. Pierre Charles(may his soul rest in eternal peace)had passed, the DLP went for the future and selected He Skerritt to lead not only the party but this lovely Caribbean Country the Nature Island. This shows progress from old leadership to future. Eddison James never really left the forefront of UWP and I too think that it would be 10 steps backwards for UWP at a time when they need to build for the future not for just one election cycle. Let’s look at Jamaica PM Bruce Golding who in his first year of Premiership removed himself from leading his country and party and pass the mantle on to young upcoming Politician. Some may claim we need a experience hand at the helm but at this time I do believe the UWP should be moulding and grooming a young vibrant Politician that can take them into next election and even if they don’t win any seats the seeds of growth would have been sown. Its very selfish of Eddo and Ron Green to want to hold on and stifle Young Aspiring Dominicans who can relate and move with the new technological systems in world government. Let me say this boldy The Rt Hon Roosevelt Skerrit is not afraid of Eddison James and his already woundead Soldiers…..

    • ....................
      December 20, 2011

      You should comment on how the youthful leader has taken the country to Hell. This is the worse leader the country has ever had. WHERE THERE IS NO VISION THE PEOPLE SHALL PERISH.We are all perishing one by one under corruption. DONT BE SO BIAS MENTION THAT ALSO.

  13. Met Veye
    December 20, 2011

    If You were expired 10 to 15 years ago. How can you be good for eating three years later? hahahaahha nice one. DA must be going backward for that to happen. hahahaha

  14. apache
    December 20, 2011

    pedro u say dominica has gone back 50 years under skerrit.either you are too young or you just feel to write for the sake of writing.revise your history.

  15. Met Yo
    December 20, 2011

    Well well well…Their MET is back!

    I have a few corrections for the idiots who are in the minority under this news item. Roosevelt Skerrit DID NOT “beat Edison 3 times”. Mr. James went up against Skerrit ONE and ONLY ONE time in 2005. In 2000, Mr. James went up against 2 parties who could only beat him by joining together in a marriage that turned VERY SOUR. At that time Skerrit was no where close to leadership of the DLP. In 2009, Skerrit went up against RONALD GREEN and had to undertake alot of extreme, illegal and corrupt acts to secure a win by a very small margin in various seats – Lapline 12, Grandford 2, Wesly 70 and the list goes on. If you add up all the margins in the major swing constituencies, it is even less than the total amount of people who were flown to Dominica to voted illegally. The DLP is NOT as powerful was they and their idiot supporters would want us to believe.

    Mr. Skerrit, listen…and listen well…contrary to what you, your disciples and defenders want or think..Mr. Edison Chenfil James of Marigot will put plenty pipe on the Dominica Labour Party whenever an election is called. Your supporters are busy saying who will and will never be returned to office in Dominica, but they are forgetting that you are awaiting a judgement in the court which WILL end your political career if the ruling goes against you. So while those idiots talking about who will and will never, they need to start thinking…..what if Skerrit lose that case?….LMAO

    So yeah, Eddo is back and that’s a fact. I notice some people spoke of Compton and Eddo is no Compton. I wanna agree with them because Compton was 20 years older than Eddo when he returned and beat the SLP. So if you referencing back to the St. Lucia situation, Eddo is a spring chicken. The man looks well, the man is healthy, the man takes care of himself, the man has no cancer, no illness. The man’s age is the average age and in some cases BELOW that of majority of the Prime Ministers in the region…in Barhamas…in Barbados..and other DEVELOPED and DEVELOPING countries that waaaay ahead of us.

    I said it before and I shall say it again, TIME TELLS WONDERFUL STORIES.

    • BORGARA
      December 20, 2011

      WELL WELL WELL

      WORKERS UWPWEE ENCORE

      WHAT HAPPEN TO RON GREEN AND SPRAGGS

      WELL TAIWANESE CAMPAIGN MONEY IS NOW IN FULL CONTROL OF YOU KNOW WHO

      I THINK SOUR SOUR MUST JOIN UWP

      I THINK CHALLE MOW MUST GET A MEMBERSHIP FORM FROM BOFORM ON THE BAYFRONT FOR UWP

      THE WAY FINGS GOING ON THERE IS LIKE UWPWEE WANT TO GET LYRICS FOR CALYPSO MAN BECAUSE LOOK STUPIDNESS

      MIKE AND ROSIE AND PIERRON AND JEFF JO MAYBE HAVING A BIG LAFF IN HEAVEN OVER DAT IN D HAPPY HOUR !

      I JUST CANNOT UNDERSTAND UWP AND THEY SO GULLIBLE YOU KNOW. tHE DONT UNDERSTAND LABOURITES AT ALL YOU THINK SHANWN DOUGLAS GOING TO HATE DLP YES HE HAVE ISSUES WITH SOME OF THE LEADERSHIP BUT TRUST ME BY D TIME OF D NEXT ELECTIONS DEM MAN GOING TO BURY THE HATCHET…AS FOR D MADGISTRATE ALL HIS BOWELS IS LABOUR AND YOU KNOW WORKERS WANTED TO GET DEM POTO LABOURITES TO JOIN THEIR CAMP. tHEY WILL NEVER SEE THAT. yOU THINK DOUGLASS PEOPLE FOOLISH. dEM PEOPLE DO SO MUCH WORK FOR DLP YOU THINK THEY GOING TO TURN THEIR BACKS NOW. WHO FOOL ALLU? DOUGLAS PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS SPEAK THEIR MIND, ALTHOUGH THEY TALK A LITTLE TOO MUCH BUT AT D SAME TIME THEY ARE DEFINITELY NOT DOUNCE!

      WORKERS WE AWAITING D NEXT MAJOR BLUNDER.

      AH LOOK AT WHAT THEY DO TO SPRAGGGS/RON !

  16. shame on p.m
    December 20, 2011

    Skerro will never agree to debate.first time i see a p.m who so scared of facing the media.its a shame his supporters refuse to ask any questions of him but rather just look forward to hand outs.pure ignorance

    • KALINAGO
      December 20, 2011

      WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO D DEPUTY LEADER SANFORD. I THINK IF THE LEADER CANNOT MAKE IT ITS HIS DEPUTY? THEY DID NOT EVEN CONSIDER MISTER. ……BONDIEU !

      EVEN D JOURNALIST WANT TO RUN FOR WORKERS NOW. lORD HELP US LORD GRACIOUSLY HEAR US.

      BIG ENGLISH LOTS OF QUALIFICATION SO MANY EXPERTS SO MUCH VOTES LOSING SO MUCH SEATS LOSING EBEH LOOK IT !

      DATS A BIG SHAME WHAT HAPPENING TO you double you p.

  17. .
    December 20, 2011

    Tell Skerrit to engage Eddison in a debate for Eddison to make him barvay.

  18. AMMM
    December 20, 2011

    We have no idea what we want in this Dominica of ours.

  19. MR GORDON
    December 20, 2011

    THE UWP IS AGAIN UNRAVELLING.
    HOW WILL THE PROUD PEOPLE OF SALISBURY AND THEIR MP RESPOND TO ALL OF THIS ?

    SUCH A SCENARIO IS UNPRECEDENTED IN THE ANNALS OF OUR COUNTRY HISTORY.

    WHAT HAS GONE WRONG AGAIN WITH OUR THINKERS ?

    ARE OUR POLTICIANS ON THE GROUND IN THE UWP ?

    TO WHOM ARE THEY LISTEMING TO ?
    THIS IS A MAJOR POLITICAL BLUNDER AND UWP IS IN A LOSE LOSE SITUATION.

    the labourites are laughing and uwpites are confused.

    The return of EDDO as leader maybe backward step and definitely might not increase the uwp’s prospects.

    With all due respects to the legacy of my fellow northerner there is a time when we have to say bye bye. At 18 yaers every parent has to say to himself that their kid is an adult and while they have an eternal role to play out of love in that child’s life but we have to losen up and allow that child to move on in an independent a manner as possible. Thats how real growth can take place.

    its 18=3 now I suspect a 20–1 is in the making !

  20. BAWI
    December 20, 2011

    I am VERY much concerned about these recent developmenys and I do hope that THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE UWP takes on PM SKERRIT adivice and flatly reject the nomineee of teh constuuency associations for leadership of our party.

    I jave very serious doubts over all of this working for the betterment of our country and party. Its high time that youth is given a chance in Dominica. Look at the decision in Jamaica to give a youngman leadership of the JLP and now he is Prime minister. We have the Skerrit EXAMPLE. wHEN IS OUR UWP GOING TO LEARN ? wHAT i WAS HOPING IS THat HECTOR would have been made the natural replacement of RON GREEN WHO IS OBVIOUSLY TIRED AND BEATEN ; so that the leader of the opposition position and that of party leeader would be in the hands of one person.

    so what are we going to have now ? lenos os going to be uwp President replacing EDison James or will ROn take up that post ? Its a direct hard slap in the face of us Salisbury people, Its also a vote of no confidence in SPRAGGS no wonder they continue to stiffle him withEddison as laeder sprags role is just ceremonial. Now Im seeeing the real reasin for not going in parliament. ALL dat tlak of free elections and voter Id is nonesense now a big camoflage! SO our Parl rep have mouth but no teeth to bike. Thats a major disrespect. I think we need an emergency BAWI MEETING tO DEAL WITH SUCH A MATTER. iF rON GREEN IS NOT INTERESTED WHI IS IT THAT spaggs was not nominated by the association from the constutuencies to be leader/ What is wrong with Spaggs how can he be good enough to be leader of the oooposition and not be good enough to be given a chance to be leader of the party ?

    sad sad sad lets opem our eyes !!!!!

    Who wants to control campaign money ?

    Who will be going to St Kitts to pick up d bullow ?

    the biggest obstacle to uwp is uwp

  21. Jude Nicholas
    December 20, 2011

    N o Prime who has been defeated at the polls have been re elected to be PM in Dominica.

    Check your history. Eddison James is dead meat I mean workers has its support but Eddison just cannotbeat Skerrit. PERIOD

    Next Election 19-2 in favour of the DLP.DLP will not loose a single seat from those it is now holding while DLP will now take Roseau Central>

    Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

    • Anonymous
      December 20, 2011

      how yo so sure about that!eddison can beat him anytime!

  22. Graduado
    December 20, 2011

    POLITICAL COMEDY NEVER CEASE TO EXIST,SEEMS LIKE NO GOVERNMENT WAS IN POWER FROM 1995 TO 2000 AND NO MISTAKES WERE MADE ,NO CORRUPT ACTS,NO NEPOTISM ,NO CRIME,ALL WERE EMPLOYED,,NO POTHOLES,SOCIAL SECURITY WAS NOT OWED MONEY COLLECTED FROM CIVIL SERVANTS BUT NOT PAID,PUBLIC WORKS WAS NOT BROKES,NO DIPLOMATS WERE REJECTED,DBS WAS OPEN TO ALL CITIZENS ,NO VICTIMIZATION,,,FOR THOSE WITH SELECTED MEMORIES,,,KINDLY REWIND….I STILL AWAITING THE UWP MANIFESTO SINCE 2009,,,,OH FORGOT IT STILL UNDER THE LINE HA,HA,,,EACH PACK OF CARDS HAS A JOKER–MAKE YOUR PICK?????

  23. Aye Dominique
    December 19, 2011

    I never thought you would do it again….but here we go….exactly what Dominica needs right now.

    Edison James is a statesman, a mature, level headed leader.

    All the way with you Eddo, and get some good guys on there with you, a solid team, I saw Lennox might be on board…..we need a great team to dayfonsay Skerrit come next election.

    He can puff all he want….Dominica was not willed to him. He thing he was going to fall and die like Lil Kim, and leave his son to run Dominica…..not this time…..

    This guy is sickening. How much longer you want to remain in power….he better go up to North Korea, they crying all now so for a dictator….they will welcome him.

  24. KEVIN
    December 19, 2011

    we have them trembling

  25. Anonymous
    December 19, 2011

    you see saverin cannot give his comments any more,so too they all will be oo moos one by one

    • Roseau
      December 20, 2011

      Do not make fun of sickness you could put a spell on your own self. Be careful.

      • Anonymous
        December 20, 2011

        nonsense,what he do that he see,payiny for his sins.

  26. Anonymous
    December 19, 2011

    FUNDAMENTALLY WRONG alone u want to say. This is not ur party but our party. And is not ur business who rule it. Expire or not expire we love and want him. IN UR FACE. Are u scared or what………

  27. Conscious
    December 19, 2011

    Skerrit is not your business what UWP does in its internal organisation. Nobody outside tells you how to run your personal vehicle called the DLP, why you want to advise the UWP on who it should select as its leader. Are you starting to tremble?

  28. bawi for life
    December 19, 2011

    BLUE BLUE BAWI LOVE U :mrgreen:

  29. WATCHMAN
    December 19, 2011

    PM SKERRIT

    It was under EDDISON watch that we were able to use our Passport to help bring to Dominica Two major Hotel Jungle Bay and Garaway; you are still making mention of them in your discussion on sale of Passport. EDDIE is the Man for the collision Government

    • SHIRLY
      December 20, 2011

      Sir, ASK Mr. Eddy James 8) and
      former minister of tourist Mr. PREVOS 8-O
      about the
      HOTEL project “LOS NOMADOS” with golfcourse ?
      at Portsmouth.

    • ....Malatete
      December 20, 2011

      …COLLISION indeed!

  30. sexy Balaw
    December 19, 2011

    Madam speaker Dominicans are too free, Dominicans are too free. How can they vote for Eddison. They should vote for me all the time in labour,in uwp and any other party that may come I should be the political leader. I will have to pass laws to prohibit such in the future.

  31. yeppee
    December 19, 2011

    This is a wonderful decision. Great move!

  32. D
    December 19, 2011

    I would love to see these two in a political debate.

    • kicks
      December 20, 2011

      u mad man mister fraid Eddoe.. he ducked that debate twice..you want to see more frost around Skerro mouth like when last year he was asked about de villas..
      you do see everytime he talk Astapahan have to do clean up his mess

  33. Blue Blue
    December 19, 2011

    Skerro get lost! Edo allllllllllllllll the way!!!

  34. December 19, 2011

    Well all UWP care about is for them to be back in office.They refuse to go to the house so whatever happen to the country today Eedison James and company should also be responsible.I hope next election Dominicans teach UWP the lesson of not listening……Electoral reform will never get u all back into office……trying to prevent Dominicans overseas from voting….Next election I wanna see 4 caribbean cruise line on the bayfront full of Dominicans.

    • ,,,,,,,,,,
      December 20, 2011

      Which House are you referring to? You need to make yourself clear or else you will appear to be a fool.If there was one i am certain that the UWP would attend.

  35. hmmmm
    December 19, 2011

    Afraid of WHO…Afraid of WHAT…since WHEN???…..Skerro FRAID!!!!!! :lol:

  36. Gr8
    December 19, 2011

    Edison is leader for life….He is well seasoned and well grounded, ethical, educated and care for our people.

  37. December 19, 2011

    WE WANT A DEBATE BETWEEN EDISON AND SKERRIT.

    ENGLISH ON ONE SIDE AND BAYGAYYAY AND MAYPWEE ON THE OTHER

  38. WIKILEAKS
    December 19, 2011

    What is going to happen to Hector John

    Is he going back to meet Earl????

    • .
      December 20, 2011

      We the people of Salisbury will take care of our beloved Hector John, and he will be in parliament together with Honourable Eddison James. PLEASE STICK TO THE TOPIC.

      • Anonymous
        December 20, 2011

        we love hector,we love eddo and we want eddo to resort character and integrity back in dominica.

  39. December 19, 2011

    EDISON HAVEN’T GOT BIG HOUSE WITH SWRMMING POOL THAT HE GOT OVER NIGHT
    AND THAT HIS SALARY CANNOT EXPLAIN

  40. Gr8
    December 19, 2011

    Edison is leader for life….

  41. One Love
    December 19, 2011

    8-O What is the average age of the REPUBLICAN Candidates?

  42. LATITUDED810
    December 19, 2011

    we labour rites are not concerned as to who the uwp puts as its leader it fact we now that both lennox and eddison are the same lennox in wesly and eddison in marigot and the winnwe will still be labour.john compton was the father of the nation in st.lucia. eddison had to pay miss charles for his toungue. he lead th uwp to two defeats with ron having the worst defeat ever, sprags biggest word in his voucab is “BIG DISRESPECT”. none of those wanted sprags to lead them, and the opposition leader is EDDISON AND OUT GOES SPRAGS CLEAN BOWLED. UPITES STAY IN YOU ALL ROWROW, WE HAVE ONE LEADER SKKKERRROOOO AND THE WINNER OF 2014 ELECTION IS LABBBBOUUURRR POWERRRRR.

  43. Concerned Citizen
    December 19, 2011

    Honestly as a young individual, young politicians have disappointed. We need leaders who are experienced and have had a proven track record. You people are prone to corruption…..

  44. Anonymous
    December 19, 2011

    He can frown till his forehead is disfigured, i have nothing to do with corruption in government.I wasted my vote in 2009. NEVER AGAIN WILL I BE SO NAIVE.

  45. Pedro
    December 19, 2011

    Dominica has gone back 50 years under Skerit. The people of Dominica needs an experience leader to take the Country out of this big hole, the poorest island in the Eastern caribbean. Thanks Mr. James for presenting yourself to the people of Dominica again, your performance as PM is there for all to see. “Money was meeting money”. home and abroad will be greatful for your

    • Brenda
      December 20, 2011

      skerrit have more experience as Prime Minister than Edison so if we looking for leadership with experience Skerritt is the man.

  46. .
    December 19, 2011

    Mr Skerrit can Cu Cum be charged a second time for calling the Judge a thief? I LOVE MR EDDISON JAMES AND I WILL VOTE FOR HIM INSTEAD OF YOU!

  47. real vibes
    December 19, 2011

    just another red herring thrown to distract the crowd. how come u cannot talk about the major issues confronting dca? instead u intend to create uproar by your statements. that should buy u a couple weeks of useless talk while the issues still remain unanswered.lol

  48. Anonymous
    December 19, 2011

    ‘Hate a dog but say its teeth is clean’.Under Eddison Dominica was never the laughing stock of the world. If it boils down to Eddison or Skerrit for PM i will go with Eddison.Skerrit can bring all the Money or Ham or Turkey or whatever he has. HE HAS DONE ENOUGH TO THIS POOR COUNTRY. WHAT ABOUT OUR CHILDREN? What will they inherit?

  49. December 19, 2011

    skiret is afraid of edo that why he is frowning debate next all the way with edooo i love this man they say they were corupt but is now we have curuption in government passport binbobol fertilizer all kind of things happening in dominica now edo all the way

  50. coco
    December 19, 2011

    Gosh man this politics thing getting to me now.I’m so sick and tired of all this politics that’s going on ppl its time to come together and develop the country.its like election never finish in this place.time to move forward ppl.weather yur blue,green or red really don’t care need to put politics aside and start doing something man.

  51. ....................
    December 19, 2011

    You do the frowning i do the voting. I CANNOT BE FOOLED AGAIN,ONE THING I KNOW.You do the frowning i do the crowning. THAT’S ALL. I cannotttttttttttttttttttt be fooled againnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

  52. Country
    December 19, 2011

    Skerrit, it is not your business who we choose as our political leader.

    • me camem
      December 19, 2011

      Do not be an idiot. Skerrit is YOUR Prime Minister. It is time these people give way to new and vibrant blood. UWP would be absolutely idiotic to choose that looser as its leader. And Skerrit is moste definitely correct; even if I am not the greates of supporter of Skerrit hi chen de danye blan… Some one help me with the translation. I have left DA for too long.

      • Papa Dom
        December 20, 2011

        That is why the youth have no respect and why your child/children will beat you in your house when you open your mouth.
        Skerritt had demonstrated that he is capable of running the country, why else would he have people like henry, charles maynard, charles savarin and others on his team. These men are older than MR. James and have no track record of doing anything worthwile, so stop with your foolishness about young blood.

      • Met Yo
        December 20, 2011

        good, so stay where you are and keep quiet.

    • real man in chicago
      December 19, 2011

      my freind i agree with u,Tell skerrit it none of his business who we choose as our political leader

  53. Jada
    December 19, 2011

    Apparently Mr. Skerrit this is your new strategy. You know it wont work this time around. We were fooled into thinking that Mr. James was a corrupt man but we know better now. The level of corruptness going on in this country make our head spin. I must say we were wrong to believe the DLP and we are now reaping the consequencies. Therefore your strategy of calling this gentleman expired is so low and unbecoming of a socalled prime minister. You will never be a stateman…you will go down in history as the man who brought shame to us.
    So we welcome Mr. James to lead us…The food anology is so terrible…

  54. Take note
    December 19, 2011

    lets check the records and be honest with your self. Under whose tenure has Dominica been taken to the lowest of lows Eddison or Skerrit?

    • Anonymous
      December 19, 2011

      Eddison

    • mouth of the south
      December 19, 2011

      i can’t recall a low time under eddison’s tenure… u shouldn’t have even put eddo name in that, patrick john would have been more suitable

    • December 19, 2011

      DUURR
      SKERRIT OF COURSE!!!!

      WE NEVER HAD ALL DAT FRACKA UNDER EDISON…AND I DIDN’T SUPPORT HIM THEN.

    • forreal
      December 19, 2011

      that is question for your self right,are you living in dominica.

  55. Eddie all the way
    December 19, 2011

    I did a rejected ballot last election because i did want Sabie, and I was surely not going to vote u or ronald ….Eddie just send someone Good for colihaut area and you got my vote!

  56. Yea
    December 19, 2011

    He can frown all he want. Eddison will give you a licking come next election. You claim Eddison corrupt eh?

    • D/CAN TO THE BONE
      December 19, 2011

      FOOL ARE DREAMING?ON WHICH PLANET YOU LIVE?BE REAL AND HONEST WITH YOURSELF..THERE IS NO UWP GOING TO WIN ELECTION IN DOMINICA RIGHT NOW..WILL AND COME AGAIN WITH YOUR WISHFUL THINKING..REAL EDIOT!

  57. Doc. Love.
    December 19, 2011

    DHONI,AS CAPTAIN OF THE INDIAN TEAM HAD RECEIVED THE WORST BEATING A INDIAN CRICKET TEAM HAD EVER RECEIVED,YET BECAUSE THE INDIANS HAD CONFIDENCE IN HIM,HE WAS SELECTED TO CAPTAIN THE TEAM IN AUSTRALIA.TIM TIM WAS THE WORSE FINANCE MINISTER IN THE HISTRY OF DOMINICA’S GOVERNMENT ACCORDING TO YOUR LEGAL ADVISOR,WHERE IS HE TODAY.AMBROSE WAS FIRED AS A MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT AT LEAST TWO TIMES,WHO REHIRED HIM.MR. PATRICK JOHN WAS PELTED WITH STONES OUT OF GOVERNMENT,ARE YOU AWARE YOU LABOR PARTY PEOPLE ELECTED HIM LATER TO REPRESENT ST. JOSEPH. CHARLES SAVARIN WAS REJECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF ROSEAU,WHERE IS HE NOW AND WHO REHIRED HIM. YOUR FRIEND KENNY ANTHONY OF ST.LUCIA WAS RESENTLY ELECTED AS PRIME MINISTER,ARE YOU AWARE THAT HE TOO LOST PREVIOUS ELECTIONS AS LEADER OF THE UWP.YOU NEVER LIKE TO TAKE THE PEOPLE’S ADVICE,BUT I WILL ADVICE YOU ALL THE SAME,IF YOU ARE STILL GOING TO BE IN POLITICS BY THE NEXT ELECTIONS YOU SHOULD CONCENTRATE YOUR EFFORTS ON MR.LENNOX LINTON.

    • Abu Sulayman
      December 19, 2011

      Please “Doc Love,” I’d like to read your comments but it makes it difficult as you have them all in caps, I’m sure other people will agree with me. Thank you so much “Doc Love.”

  58. Lougaoo Mem
    December 19, 2011

    What is fundamentally wrong, is the fact that a majority of the people still believes in you sir, for so long. Have you ever given it a thought? How could a leader be so blind of the truth, and have so many blind followers ready to fall off the roof? Lougaoo Mem continues to take notes while enjoying the natural beauty of his homeland.

  59. Sunshine
    December 19, 2011

    Let not your hearts be troubled. I guess some folks were happy that UWP has been a team without a solid leadership, now that it appears that they have taken a stance to get a grip why is it a problem. If Mr. James led the UWP to10 defeats and they want him back, then let it be their own loss, I doubt the current govt is really concern about who leads the UWP.

  60. Boyzie
    December 19, 2011

    Skerrit you fraid now. You never thought Eddie would be leader again. You have my full support Eddison. We have all of them trembling.

  61. catapillar
    December 19, 2011

    Sketchy we are waiting for you to debate Edison. Can dig that.

    • stunned
      December 19, 2011

      ya he dont have the balls to face Eddoe.. 2 elections now he running…sakwe capon

  62. nash
    December 19, 2011

    i do respect the contribution, mr james have done for dominica and its people, but is there any other young party member willing to take dominica to the next level

  63. ME
    December 19, 2011

    EVERYTHING IN DOMINICA IN CIRCLES. NOTHING GOES ALL THE WAY UP. RON REACH HALF WAY THEN BACK DOWN. SPAGS 1/4 WAY THEN BACK DOWN, ALL I AM TELLING LENOX, TWO MALE CRABS DON’T STAY IN THE SAME HOLE

    • sexy Balaw
      December 19, 2011

      Talk about two males in the same hole? Ask the fan and the vet

  64. Possible
    December 19, 2011

    Even at edison skertit cannot walk in the shoes pod Edison.

  65. Anonymous
    December 19, 2011

    UWP is a blue three-headed monster. maybe if they chop off two heads it might begin to seem a little normal so let the members build their party. lol

  66. Wait A Minute
    December 19, 2011

    Dream on folks!!!!

    Try as you may, a lot of you guys will remain ‘BLUE VEX” for a VERY LONG TIME to come!!!! Just live with it nuh and stop trying to resurrect the dead. SHUCKS!!!!!!!

    • D/CAN TO THE BONE
      December 19, 2011

      LOVE THAT..LOL

  67. Stranger
    December 19, 2011

    The Biggest Mistake the UWP ever made was not making Timothy the Leader of the Party when they had to do so and as such that lead to his departure. That is something people from both Labor and Workers should be able to agree on and I think somewhere within the UWP ranks they are regretting they ever made the decision not to.

    • sexy Balaw
      December 19, 2011

      He left because he could not be leader of the uwp. I hope he enjoys being leader where he is now

    • Papa Dom
      December 20, 2011

      I beg to differ sir/madam. The leadership of the party was timothy’s if he had the dignity to be where he was supposed to be but he chose instead to go play like a little boy. As the saying goes, God is not a police, so what happened was for the best because with timothy as the leader of the UWP the party would really have died. Take the recent incident with Hillary Shillingford as an example. I believe Hillary when he said what timothy told him at Robo’s. He never expected the guy to come out in radio so soon after to expose him so he is trying to do some damage limitation. The guy, for an adult is very immature and free with his mouth. He says foolish thing and when he is found out to be talking “utterrubbish” all he says is; that’s politics. So no my friend it was a very good thing the UWP did in not handing timothy the leadership of the party.

  68. Anonymous
    December 19, 2011

    wow look tory in D/A lost of power syndrome eddo have wi boy

  69. Marcel
    December 19, 2011

    I just find that is not Skerrit business!!

    He has his own party business to take care of with the court decision coming up and Blackmore and Reggie waiting in the slips!

  70. kaiso man
    December 19, 2011

    james should have never been removed. thats the only problem that weaken the uwp putting the likes of earl to lead. james all the way .. james is pm material

  71. CIA on the watch
    December 19, 2011

    Hon. PM, pl note John Crompton won Kenny Anthony in 2006/2007 election, he was 80yrs then, Pl becareful with the word expired, lets hope you wont expire before Mr James, i am assuming that you want to dictate who should be the leader of the UWP, well sir it was done by the democratic process without imported votes

    • DVT
      December 19, 2011

      I know some dotish was going to come up with this ridiculous analagy. But note that Skerrit has beaten Edison already and Edison James is NO JOHN COMPTON…. Edison James is expired, he is finished, he is politically dead!!! He will NEVER be Prime Minister again

      • CIA on the watch
        December 19, 2011

        will keep this response for my records, you might get the shock of your life soon

    • dominique
      December 20, 2011

      True saying, I love that.

  72. Intrigue
    December 19, 2011

    ” If 10 and 15 years ago you were expired, how you can be good for eating three years later?” the prime minister questioned”…

    Maybe that is something you need to ask yourself in reverse order Mr PM. Nuff Said!

    • ?????
      December 19, 2011

      The PM needs an evaluation. POOR CHAP !

      Do the people listen to what Pm has to say on matters like these?. He needs to open his mouth and talk about our passport sales, and who has collected millions,and how much is in the treasury.. This is what is blighting Dominica presently, and no red herrings will have us to divert our attention.JAMES IS MORE HONOURABLE THAN SKERRIT BY MILESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS .

    • Truth Seeker
      December 19, 2011

      Come on, make a sensible contribution.

  73. Anonymous
    December 19, 2011

    And what is so wrong about That Mr.PM? Everything is wrong with the direction DA is taking…Thats what you should address

  74. WENDY
    December 19, 2011

    MR PM FROWN ALL YOU WANT THAT YOUR RIGHTS TO DO :-| BUT THIS TIME AROUND WHO FROWN LAST WILL FROWN BEST. FROWN :cry: FROWN :cry: FROWN MR PM :cry: .

  75. Devoted Dominican
    December 19, 2011

    DOMINICAN, AS I HAVE OFTEN SAID BEFORE THAT THE ON REASON WHY THEY CHOSE THAT NAME FOR DOMINICA IS BECAUSE THE MAJORITY OF YOU ALL ARE DUMB.AND TO PROVE THAT YOU ALL ARE THINKING OF BRINGING BACK THIS INDIVIDUAL NAME JAMES INTO THE POLITICAL PARTY, THIS WILL ONLY PROVE MY POINT THAT THE NAME DUMB IS WELL SUITED. JAMES SHOULD BE TREATED AS A NON CITIZEN AND NOT AS HE IS BEING NOW TREATED. TO KILL A SNAKE YOU MUST FIRST CUT OFF THE HEAD.AND MAKE DOMINICA HOLE AGAIN.

    • GOM
      December 19, 2011

      Your illness cannot be cured on DNO. GO TO A DOCTOR.Can you tell the people what to do with their votes.Can you for example tell me to vote for a representative of thei corrupt govt, as opposed to the James administration..I was in that Labour Party before Skerrit. I left this rotten crew long ago.

      • D/CAN TO THE BONE
        December 19, 2011

        BECAUSE YOU WAS NOT IN IT FOR COUNTRY,IT WAS FOR SELF,AND BECAUSE YOU DID NOT GET WHAT YOU WANTED PERSONALLY YOU JUMP SHIP THAT IS ALREADY SUNK..SACKWA SOT.

    • Anonymous
      December 19, 2011

      Lets go Mr. James, I am offering myself as a candidate under your leadership, Skerrit can frown if he wants, he is already shaking because he thinks he will be PM for life because Alex Royer left DA on his will for Skerrit. Look out Skerrit

    • pawol
      December 19, 2011

      This is not a good contribution to the dicussion. Please note that we are all Dominicans. What we are discussing is how best to bring Dominica forward.We are all entitled to our opinion.We do not have to agree all the time but the last time I checked all citizens whether by birth or naturalization are Dominicans.

    • nitro
      December 19, 2011

      Devoted DUMB..donkey

    • dumb
      December 20, 2011

      U sir are dumb. U r very rude and condescending. We would be dumb if we did not take note of the crisis that our country is in, our kids cannot get proper jobs because we importing Chinese to do it for us. We are becoming immigrants and beggars in our own country for the like of one idiot, self obsessed, arrogant and pompous fool. He needs to go back to school and take political science 101 and leave the running of the country who cares about the welfare and well being of its patron and not so much about notoriety and image…. so if that makes us dumb to want a better life in this day and age then so be it… we are dumb people who yearns for a better and comfortable life.

  76. ....................
    December 19, 2011

    What else do you expect Skerrit to say.But the reality on the ground is saying a different story.Unemployment and passport selling to crooks,and criminals, wastage of finance (loan money)in construction of a house as opposed to a hospital,insults at the constitution, cursing of the people of the country are our main concern.It could have been Ugly Willy for PM, i would go with him rather than Skerrit.

  77. 1979 MILLION OVRNITE
    December 19, 2011

    hahahahah that suckr thought he would continue to go unchallenged, i will vote for a dog dressed in a suit once its name is not R M S!!!

  78. Anonymous
    December 19, 2011

    I think the PM should look at what happened in St. Lucia with Compton. That should be his guide. He should realise that the very young leaders have lost their way straight to their wallets therefore we need to bring back the old school leaders who looked after the interest of their people and not their wallet.

    • jamo
      December 19, 2011

      this is funny. can’t stop laughing.

    • Anonymous
      December 19, 2011

      Mr.James lost three (3) elections as head of the party.

      This cannot be the same as St.Lucia. John Compton Lost one election that of 1979.

      His (Compton) party never ask him to step down.

      Please get your facts,before making your comments.

      • Anonymous
        December 19, 2011

        He could have lost 100. Fact is we are looking for an honest leader.Your head is a rock man! WE ARE DETERMINED ! DOMINICA AT THIS POINT IS IN THE GUTTER.We want to rescue it.!

      • Papa Dom
        December 19, 2011

        and he did just that. Now that the PARTY has realised the folly of their ways and understand that the greedy, unethecal individual took them for a ride, the PARTY is asking for his return.

      • Anonymous
        December 19, 2011

        Apparently it is you who does not have the facts my boy, not me

      • Robin
        December 19, 2011

        Anonymous, do you have any facts on St. Lucia politics? Do some research.

    • Truth Seeker
      December 19, 2011

      Sorry to bust your bubbles, but Edison James is no John Compton.

      • Anonymous
        December 19, 2011

        You’re right. He is better.

      • V.C
        December 19, 2011

        you darm right he is not!

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