PM hints at early elections

PM Skerrit
PM Skerrit

Prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has said he could call early elections if he is pushed by the opposition.

Speaking at the commissioning of a filling station in Scotts Head on Tuesday evening Skerrit said the Dominica Labor Party will be ready when elections are called.

“They called for election in 2009 and when I gave it to them they were totally naked,” he said, “So let them call for election…”

Skerrit said that he hopes when he calls elections the opposition is prepared. “All I will say to you tonight is that Roosevelt Skerrit, the leader of the Labor Party, is ready at any time the prime minister calls election,” he stated.

The next general election, constitutionally due in 2015, has been a topic of much discussion.

Addressing a large a crowd of his supporters at a rally in Roseau in early March, one day after an election petition against him and education minister, Petter Saint Jean, was dismissed by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC), Skerrit said he wanted a “clean sweep” whenever the polls are called.

He told supporters to help him ‘fight tooth and nail’ to accomplish that type of victory.

The opposition United Workers Party is presently undergoing a period of leader change but has said it will be ready whenever elections are called.

In April out going party leader, Edison James, described a party retreat as “the beginning of the intensification of our preparation for governmental operation and action.”

He said the UWP is poised to return to power and dismissed the Labor Party as a ‘government in hiding.’

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241 Comments

  1. Justice and Truth
    August 22, 2013

    The PM said he will call an election “if he is pushed by the opposition.” He did not, in reality say that he “will” call an election.

  2. Dominican by birth
    August 22, 2013

    GOOD THE EARLIER IT’S CALLED THE FASTER YOU GO

  3. manyways
    August 22, 2013

    “All i will say to you tonight is that i Roosvelt Skerrit, leader of the Labour party,is ready at any time the Prime minister calls election.
    1.Why is the PM speakeing in the context of the leader of a political party and not in the capacity of Prime Minister.
    2.Is there a Prime Minister in the shadows that the general public is not aware of.

  4. BRAIN DAMAGE
    August 22, 2013

    We grinding so much in D/ca. Things are tight.
    We are in need of a TRUE Government to take care of things.
    Skerrit needs to go. He failed us terrible.

  5. elsee
    August 21, 2013

    He ready anytime…I hope he’s ready to debate like big men do. That’s where he’ll show his worth.

    • Anonymous
      August 21, 2013

      Well you know how it go in DA…

    • orchid
      August 22, 2013

      Being able to debate a topic with an opposition has NOTHING to do with managing the affairs of a country. And for your information, debating is NOT shouting and saying things that one’s supporters want to hear. It is sticking to the point and backing one’s position with facts. one can win a debate even if he/she does not believe what he/she says. Have you ever taken part in a debate at school or listened to one?

  6. Black Pearl
    August 21, 2013

    We all know that the 2009 General Election was allegedly stolen. However, the real issue is not whether the next General Election will be called early or on the constitutionally due date. The real question Dominicans at home must ask themselves is “Am I better off today than I was in 2000?”

    • first
      August 22, 2013

      Much better, everybody have iphone and blackberry now…….

      • Black Pearl
        August 22, 2013

        Triple K sang “Eat d LaCoste and eat d Dockside”, but you may soon have to eat the iphone and the blackberry!

    • sugar
      August 22, 2013

      yes i am !!!!! and all shall eat when workers was in power my friends plate was full brand new bus living happy i never cry now my party in power i have food to eat now table turn she crying so is all you alone that want to eat the good time workers give all you it finish

  7. Black Pearl
    August 21, 2013

    We all know that the 2009 General Election was allegedly stolen. However, the real issue is not whether the next General Election will be called early or on the constitutionally due date. The real question Dominicans at home must ask themselves is “Am
    I better off today than I was in 2000?”

    • orchid
      August 22, 2013

      My answer to your question is—I am much better today.

  8. August 21, 2013

    It’s only a counoumounou that will continue to support Sherrit
    A maje, a sort, , nobody with a basic commonsense will support him :-D

    • orchid
      August 22, 2013

      Well it shows that those of you who have so much commonsense cannot use it yet. Please try to use all the commonsense you have to make that change happen.

    • ok then
      August 22, 2013

      Keep calling your fellow Dominicans such names and then call on them to vote for UWP..birds of a feather flock together, so all counoumonu, maje and sort etc will stay with their own kind….hmmm

  9. I DIE NU
    August 21, 2013

    Dem UWPites beating up themselves as though Skerrit worry about them about elections yesterday,elections today,elections tomorrow.Skerrit doh worry with them guyS.Skerrit just have them like a yoyo.They saying Skerrit fraid Lennox.Ofcourse,if I was in Skerrit place I would;Who is not afraid of a BOO-BOO?! They talking about change;It’s good to see all the change that taking place is in the UWP.See how many LEADERS they have changed and is still changing to fight one man-Skerrit.Yet the harder they come the harder they fall,One and ALL.

    • faceup
      August 21, 2013

      Ok Hater !

    • ....................
      August 21, 2013

      Stop getting heart attack bro. You think Skerrit bothers about you brother? Yes he wants UWP votes but he won’t get them! He should not get them! Think before you write crap.
      HE HAS FAILED THE COUNTRY,AND HE HAS LOST MY VOTE for sure.

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      August 21, 2013

      I read your post with the hope of learning some thing new but all I got was that you were beating yourselves worried that Skerrit is about to call elections.

      I note and agree with your sentiments that Skerrit is afraid of Lennox, who you have referred to as a Boo boo.

      It is also noted that you fear change and even if you are being led to the slaughter house, you will hang on to Skerrit.

      All that is fine but do not blame the rest of us who have decided to abandon the DLP sinking ship.

      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

      • I DIE NU
        August 22, 2013

        U got a democratic right,u are free to voice your concern or affiliate with which party you wish but don’t come back tomorrow and say..You do it so why can’t I do it…

    • %
      August 21, 2013

      You must start thinking wisely though! This means they have many capable leaders. Compare this to Skerrits “Labour Powder Party” where the clowns in there are saying ‘If Not Skerrit Who’? So a party like that should be voted out by the electorate. Among 21 candidates you are telling me ‘If not Skerrit Who’?

    • >>>>>>>
      August 21, 2013

      @The Dead man/Woman Among all the Skerrites (Not Labourites), why are you the one who is most afraid nah? What do you have to lose so when he is voted out?

  10. Pearl
    August 21, 2013

    When I saw they began to cut the grass on the side of the road…. I knew elections were close!!!

  11. zammy
    August 21, 2013

    In all honesty, what’s the link between a gas station and elections? Oh Dear! Gas station being opened means more spending. Has the price of gasoline gone down? Will there be a fisherman”s price or a labour or uwp price? absolutely not! Even in gas station can be found politics! Yet folks are under pressure and suffering most definitely without the basic things of life! Will politics provide parents with school supplies and food foer their hungry kids?
    Maybe folks drinking gas and eating politics so that’s a clean sweep! Silly season up in the air!

  12. August 21, 2013

    I hear a lady say ALAS PAPA BODYAY! WOKERS!

  13. Skerro
    August 21, 2013

    Dominica needs a absentee ballot law so Dominicans living abroad can vote without having to go back to Dominica to vote.

    • Anonymous
      August 22, 2013

      are you willing to pay 5% of your earnings to the state every month?

      • Skerro
        August 22, 2013

        People voting in Dominica elections should be able to get ballots at any Dominica consulate vote then return to consulate for counting and they should have to prove eligibility through birth or naturalization and residency on Dominica and not through simply having a purchased passport.

      • Anonymous
        August 22, 2013

        I am if I can vote and my money will be put in good use to help those at home including tax relief and import duties.

  14. Skerro
    August 21, 2013

    If Skerrit gets re-elected he is going to proclaim himself King of Dominica for life and have a statue of himself erected outside the courthouse.

  15. Skerro
    August 21, 2013

    Any time a politician tells you they may hold early elections is because they are planning to rig the election and stuff the ballots so beware. Dominica is turning into another Haiti.

    • >>>>>>>
      August 21, 2013

      Or ZIMBABWE.

    • I DIE NU
      August 21, 2013

      When UWP had call their early election,so that was their plan then?!

    • first
      August 22, 2013

      yeah, thats what uwpuwiii did in 2000 and they lost..

  16. Anonymous
    August 21, 2013

    I dunno man, but I doh like the idea that them politrictians can just play hoop sayway with people’s elections.

    The General Elections should have a set date every 5 years man and that is it!

    Oh and the Election Commission should be required to conduct thorough investigations on all contestants as to their legitimacy to contest said elections so you don’t have contestants suing each other after elections. What you guys being paid for?

    I will maintain that the contestants ought to have taken you guys to court instead of each other…

  17. serious thoughts
    August 21, 2013

    “He (Prime Minister Skerrit) is out of state and I can give you some good news, that he will be coming back with about 300 brand new jobs whenever he arrives in Dominica,” he said.

    According to Austrie, Skerrit went to Colorado to speak with one of the biggest call centers in that US state.(DNO)Reporting. so why is the priminister not reporting. he was away on tax payers money was he not?

  18. boneless tongue
    August 21, 2013

    Skerrit workers ready for you! We are not staying home. We are going out to put our X by the SAW! Man to Man, woman to woman we coming….bring it on!
    you can call election 2013,2015 we are ready!

    Change is a must not an option!

  19. black flag
    August 21, 2013

    Uwp dont hav money,sensible supporters,candidates dat make sence,just six noise box everyday braga braga..wat person under 40 in dominica now dat following uwp..wen I look around I cant see one seat dat uwp mabe takeback yet..only die hard uwp an disgruntled labourites dat follow uwp.I hope efter next election day will realize skerittr cany loose not now..make survey in all schools to see d love for skeritt..lobour could care less about marigot an salsbry..day can stay in there ,,skeritt is still young we hav another 15to20 yrs or skeritt

    • ?
      August 21, 2013

      Well just be happy.You should not even respond.

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      August 21, 2013

      We know that DLP has plenty money. Just like a degree is a high “desirable” to be a leader of a political party, plenty money is not a “necessity” to election victory.

      Be happy that DLP has wise and sensible supporters like Mammy ans Sogo, rich self made millionaire candidates like Skerro, quiet advocates and lawyers like LEN and As,who focus only on being critical of Lennox rather than advancing the empty development taking place.

      Based on the overwhelming support of the UWP, there must be many “disgruntled Labourites and die hard UWPistes in Dominica today. We wish Skerrit another 70 years as an individual but he must be counting his last few days as PM.
      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

  20. Mark
    August 21, 2013

    “They called for election in 2009 and when I gave it to them they were totally naked,” he said, “So let them call for election…”
    Any time this guy speaks you would think that he is under the Mango tree………..

  21. August 21, 2013

    UWP 12 seats Labour 5 seats, there are 4 seats that are toss up.

    • Anonymous
      August 21, 2013

      Name the 12 UWP and 4 toss seats

      • Mamize
        August 21, 2013

        1. Laplaine
        2. Grand Fond
        3. Castle Bruce
        4. Carib Reserve
        5. Wesley
        6. Marrigot
        7. Salisbury
        8. St. Joseph
        9. Roseau Central
        10. Valley
        11. Scotts Head
        12. too close to call…

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        August 21, 2013

        Roseau Valley?????? Who is the candidate? Are you talking to the people of Trafalgar or the people in Morne Prosper and Wotton Waven. Honestly, we are holding our breath in the Valley.

        Respectfully
        Roseau Valley

    • %
      August 21, 2013

      @ Mamize…. You don’t need to do that. Skerrit is already caught with his pants down. We have seen how long or short “it” is already. Just do the necessary work.
      AVOID DOING THAT IN THE FUTURE!
      STILL PLENTY! PLENTY! PLENTY! ;PLENTY! PLENTY! WORK TO DO!I have never stopped!

    • I DIE NU
      August 21, 2013

      Poor you boy!Next thing go and cry and say Skerrit bring plane and boat loads down to vote for him that is why…

      • I DIE NU
        August 22, 2013

        Dno.I wonder why when I post a comment you take two to three days before moderating my comment?

    • smh
      August 21, 2013

      lolol keep dreaming fool

  22. ()
    August 21, 2013

    There is a season for everything under the sun, including a season for bad, evil and corrupt leadership. THIS SEASON IS COMING TO AN END SKERRIT!

  23. ange
    August 21, 2013

    :-D lets goooo pm lets go, :-D

    • boneless tongue
      August 21, 2013

      lets go in the sea…because that is where that Labour party going…in the sea!

  24. Just Blaze
    August 21, 2013

    Labour in the house workers in the yard. Take care they doh boycott election like they boycott the house.

    • Anonymous
      August 22, 2013

      That is exactly what he is hoping for;a boycut of elections by the UWP. Now, tell me what does that say about this boy? It tell me that he does not care about Dominica and Dominicans, just himself. Any body in office who is prepared to provoke the population in violence to protect their democracy is a criminal and should be dealt with as such.

  25. Ive
    August 21, 2013

    ‘if he is pushed by the opposition…. he will be forced to call elections early’. I have one word to describe that ‘utter rubbish’. only his advisers will push him to do anything, not the opposition.

    • ()
      August 21, 2013

      He is dead scared, and he cannot call early election.He has more work to do now than the opposition. This time his pants are way down to his ankles. With every passing day it is becoming worse for him, and if he calls it now it is still bad. So the CABAL AND CABALIST are between a rock and a very hard place.
      EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN IS FOR A SEASON, INCLUDING BAD,CORRUPT AND EVIL LEADERSHIP!!!!!!

      • smh
        August 21, 2013

        lol dat was the talk in 2005 and 2009, what happen? lol all u workers is jus talk talk talk and more talk, stay outside and talk still, skerro lauging on the inside

    • Anonymous
      August 21, 2013

      tell him try it….call election early!

    • Neg Mawon
      August 21, 2013

      is Linton he fraid!!

  26. Beware
    August 21, 2013

    Dominicans be aware. My fellowmen and women take heed. A stitch in time saves nine. the onus is on you and you and you. Never allow Dominica to slide into fraudulent elections. That is disaster for everybody and country. When such illegalities occur it is hard to reverse.

    Don’t we listen to events in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East? Are we willing to learn any lessons from bad elections, cheating, fraud. Haven’t we seen the chaos that follow? Govt’s have manipulated the system to their benefit so much putting a dent into the true democratic process.

    The Electoral Rules, the Constitution again and again are being cast aside. It is in the interest of those who want to stay in power “ad infinitum.” Now, more than ever, in Dominica’s History, debates, discussions, talk shows, all citizens who love this Nature Isle must concentrate on ELECTORAL REFORMS.

    Responsible media, at all times, as much as possible, must assist the citizenry in their demands for Electoral Reforms. Why would any Govt, in this 21st. century be so reluctant to implement Electoral Reforms?

    Why in this 21st, century a Govt. refuses to bulge to the request of the Electoral Commission for funds to produce Voter ID Cards and to Clean up a “dirty,” bloated” VOTER’s LIST?

    What kind of Nation is Dominica, where a Govt interferes so much with an “Independent” Electoral Commission? Remember the famous E-mail about the madness the Commission in to ask for electoral Reform? You forget already? That’s where and when those Kokomakak begin.

    But the Commission has the right, by the Constitution, to request and receive funds from Govt. to make elections FREE and Fair. Is it not the Commission which asked, about 7 YEARS NOW, for voter ID cards? It was never National ID Cards the Commission asked for.

    Dominicans do not make that serious mistake of permitting any pre – election or post- election irregularities or acts against the Law. You are playing with your lives. Where Corruption and injustice will rule the people suffer.

    There must be a reason why Govt. does not want to acknowledge the genuine request of the Electoral Commission, but stubbornly going on with NID. The parroting and support for Govt. by the Chief Elections Officer and the Chairman of the Commission is in contradiction with what that same Commission really asked for.

    It asked for funds from Govt. to specifically produce VOTER ID Cards and to clean up the list to ensure irregularities, fraud, cheating, stealing of an election becomes a thing of the past. For how long now Dominicans begging Govt. to respect the Commission. The Laws. The Constitution. But No. Nada. People know is the Commission that is responsible for conducting elections. We are seeing, under our noses something different.

    Govt. has forced the Commission to renege on its previous plan to provide Voter ID Cards, not National ID Cards. Yes, the same “independent” Electoral Commission that wanted Voter ID Cards instead. Think for yourself, nuh?

  27. dca Massive
    August 21, 2013

    Time for change!

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      August 21, 2013

      We concur!
      CHANGE IS A MUST! NOT AN OPTION
      UWP THE PARTY FOR JOBS…
      THE ONLY HOPE FOR AN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

      Be sure to vote the SAW whenever elections are called.

      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

      • Anonymous
        August 21, 2013

        You’re so correct “change is a must” and its happening within the UWP. They really need a change.Don’t know if the changes they are making will work in the favor?????

      • Anonymous
        August 21, 2013

        definitely, I will do just that

        south east!

        we need jobs!

      • wow
        August 21, 2013

        i cannot vote a party that have soo many leaders, too divided papa

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        August 21, 2013

        As Michael Jackson sang if you want to change the world, start with the man in the mirror. In order for the UWP to effect any positive change in Dominica, it understands that it must embrace the change that begins with it.

        While you and others quarrel, the UWP is proud to be the agent of positive change. Peaceful, democratic and progress change.

        You will admit that without change there is no growth, no purpose in life. All living things must experience change to grow and that is what the UWP has been willing to embrace as a mature political party.

        Respectfully
        Roseau Valley

      • hhahah
        August 22, 2013

        Ananymous, u say is UWP that need a change but Roseau Valley is correct. is the government that need the change. it can be Pappy we vote but we need a change. UWP is our only other option really besides what we have so is they we rallying for. ALL IN WHITE??? I not political so doe look for me in blue, red or yellow. I in white and that means I surrender… I want a change and even if UWP change their name I will vote for them cus they is something other than what we have.

  28. Doc. Love
    August 21, 2013

    Here we go again, more lies, more promises. On 20th August, DNO is reporting Reggie promising Dominicans 300 jobs when Skerrit returns from his overseas trip. Skerrit, returned to Dominica, attends a ceremony at Scotts Head on 21st August, does not tell Dominicans how many jobs he has in his suitcase, but instead, is concerned about General Elections. How long are Dominicans going to be subjected to promises and more lies, not long.

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      August 21, 2013

      How long? Not long! It is just a matter of time.

      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

  29. White Plains Rd
    August 21, 2013

    Called it whenever you wish Sir, even make the announcement at the dead of night 2am or 4am any day of the week..

    Dominica the Fools Paradise!

  30. All of them blue vex
    August 21, 2013

    hahaha! i enjoy reading those uwp supporters comments on dominica news online LOL, all how a pro government person post , the anti government running and dislike! u people are sick! dont ya’ll have work to do smh!what allu need to do is vote on the day instead of running allu mouth on radio and dominica news online! but then again is there allu strong! yet the dlp still won 18-3 lmao

  31. Me again
    August 21, 2013

    to have a chance, UWP should borrow a page or two from Skerro’s book; i.e relationships with foreign governments.

  32. yoyoo
    August 21, 2013

    ok skerrit .where is the 300 jobs you tell austrie to tell us that you was bringing down(or let me guess,you lie to austrie or did austrie lie to us)

  33. rescue 911
    August 21, 2013

    but if as per skerrit .election is due in 2015,why the treat to call it before.big cities wait till the right date, in little mini dominica the pm(well skerrit)calls election when ever skerrit pleases.oh my people.

  34. faceup
    August 21, 2013

    Hey man, all you UWP out there in the world who want to come to DA at election time, just say you Labourite and get a free boat and plane ticket to the nature Isle !

  35. Loop Hole
    August 21, 2013

    DNO not intending to set your agenda but in the interest of sensationalism shouldn’t you guys also note that during the ceremony a dirty and childish comment was made by Roosevelt Skerrit regarding the UWP candidate for the Roseau Central district.
    Well this comment by Roosevelt Skerrit would really spark a debate on DNO ( not that there is a lack thereof) but I believe that politicians must be exposed particularly when they use public office to mepwesais people or to show off there financial prowess. Let us be real – if Roosevelt Skerrit was owing anybody in the way he is suggesting that the Roseau central UWp Candidate does then I am not sure he would openly criticize or call out anybody on their debts but then again these are the same politicians who call other politicians corrupt yet they are much more corrupt and dirtier than those who were first referred to as corrupt.
    Roosvelt Skerrit may want to attack the opposition on issues of job creation unemployment, integrity(wow I wish),poverty, stagnation and retrogression in the economy or maybe they may just want to go back to the Tony Astaphan rhetoric and fabrication of 1999.

    • Cyrique
      August 22, 2013

      My dear that’s politics! Welcome to the real world. Have you ever seen The Hoyse Of Commons debates?? Man up dear.

  36. My little country
    August 21, 2013

    Just give me time mr pm to come home to vote , love my country

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      August 21, 2013

      Do not worry, you will have time. The constitution mandates that you get a certain number of days after parliament is dissolved.

      Never mind all the talk, Labour is afraid. They ain’t ready either and the PM loves his job too much to call early elections, knowing that he will never be PM again and he may well have to account for all his lies.

      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

      • August 21, 2013

        Really are you so drugged from the peptobismol that uwp served you that you got verbal diaorhea? Afraid of who afraid of want? Get off your little bo pep syndrom.

    • %
      August 21, 2013

      They are caught with their pants down.
      Election CANNOT be called early! Labour has a monumental amount of work to do, and to add insult to injury, people are leaving this corrupt party everyday. TRUST ME SKERRIT IS AFRAID….It’s His fear is based mainly on the Linton factor,and off course he is aware that he has lost the dimples popularity he used so often to plunge Dominica in poverty.

    • August 21, 2013

      You love your country so much, why aren’t you there to toil like the rest of us to make it better? Talk all you like to talk.

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        August 21, 2013

        This is not right. It is not only those who reside in Dominica who love Dominica. In fact, there are many who are in Dominica who do not have its best interest at heart.

        Do you know of the significant contribution that overseas-based Dominicans have been and continue to make to Dominica’s development? According to the CDB and the World Bank, remittances from Dominicans abroad may be as high as the second or third highest contributor to the economy.

        Many overseas based Dominicans take loans from our local banks to build houses in Dominica.

        Can you imagine if these people did not go out there to educate and develop themselves in order to contribute to the development of Dominica? It is not necessary that one should remain and toil in Dominica to indicate the extent of his/her love to Country. Please rethink this. This is not what UWP is about, we are an inclusive party.

        Respectfully
        Roseau Valley

    • wise man
      August 21, 2013

      if i doh get a ticket i paying my ticket and come out right texas where i am and come down and help keep workers outside

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        August 21, 2013

        Again, that is your democratic right to vote one party in or out. However, we applaud your decision to exercise that right whether or not you are given a ticket to come do it. We respect you for that.

        Respectfully
        Roseau Valley

  37. Yam Babawoolais
    August 21, 2013

    “All I will say to you tonight is that Roosevelt Skerrit, the leader of the Labor Party, is ready at any time “I Roosvelt Skerrit ” calls election,”

    Can anybody pin point the difference between what Roosevelt Said to what is quoted in my blog.

  38. faceup
    August 21, 2013

    This time again, send me the plane ticket to come vote you out !

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      August 21, 2013

      Okay, but you know because of your love for country, try to fund the ticket yourself if they do not give one. Come and exercise your democratic rights and get the bastards out of town by voting the UWP and be sure of a better future with the saw.

      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

  39. DJ
    August 21, 2013

    All politicians are the same. One party is not better than the other. Dominicans will still vote this man Skerritt. But time will tell anyway, so people please put on your wise not thinking caps, hats but your brains.

  40. None
    August 21, 2013

    A fat cat.

  41. Joe
    August 21, 2013

    When will we understand that a ” clean sweep” is not a good thing – we need a strong and effective Opposition in every term !

    • ....................
      August 21, 2013

      I fully agree. Look at how Skerrit managed the country with an 18-3 mandate. He managed the country in the most pathetic way ever seen anywhere in the world. Misery rained on the houses of almost all Dominicans.

  42. john bess
    August 21, 2013

    It’s time for a change,progress is impossible without a change,this time around i am voting U.W.P for sure,i am tired of that labour pain.

  43. Undecided
    August 21, 2013

    I will vote for anyone who have a vision for Dominica! International airport, bring in private investors. Hotels,marina ,
    Factories and promised to stump out corruption. Lets thing big and make bold move, let’s the other Caribbean countries, learn from us, right now, we are after Haiti, in the in the Caribbean. SVG leave us in the dust. We speaks about tourism but their is no 5 Star hotel, we speaks about investors, but their is no international Airport for the investors to has there item ship in one day, to help bring down prices, and we speaks about progress, please…

  44. love for Country
    August 21, 2013

    the incumbent is testing the waters to see the response of the people concerning early elections. they are talking about job creations that we will never see and they are breaking ground to build all kind of infrastructure. its all political games at work.if the Chinese that are citizens of Dominica do not vote and the overseas citizens do not get cash to come home to vote then please call elections. we know the results already if elections happen fairly.

    • Skerro
      August 22, 2013

      No one holding a purchased passport who is not really a Dominican regardless should not be allowed to vote that’s what Skerrit is counting on all those Chines he sold passports to.

  45. PetProjects
    August 21, 2013

    Mr Skerrit I have a passion in my belly to see to it that you get out of office by all means necessary (except violence). Then you and your ministers/certain cabalist, who hav done ill to my Country put on trial….

    This madness needs to end, These guys been there for 13 yrs living good!! While am told to be patient. Bossman you hav denied me and many citizens a better life by keeping my Country poor..YOU hav to GO!!!..

    WOrkers Executive body yall better b ready because when u see next month reach I will be out swinging till election day has arrived..Skerrit if you think u going do what u did in 09 u lie!!

    Having done all my research I have the U.S State Department, OAS, OECS, British foreign & Commonwealth office (complains Department) Emails n Special Numbers to file complains against you… The amount I filing they either have to come for you or for me..I always believe tht one person can make a difference and I am going to make a difference.

    Forward with Lennox 2014-15

  46. sexy
    August 21, 2013

    canot wait boy :-P

  47. Massacre
    August 21, 2013

    Bring it on! From what I am seeing the UWP is ready for your one man party
    Just like the people of Grenada did, a clean sweep-out of the party in power.
    So go ahead and say when .

  48. August 21, 2013

    I just want him to lose in the Vielle Case constituency..that’s all…but he can win the other seats… :twisted:

    • Papamet
      August 21, 2013

      You sound like you in love with the PM…

    • @me..na..
      August 21, 2013

      If he loses his seat and the DLP wins the election I don’t think he would be eligible to be the PM.

    • Anonymous
      August 21, 2013

      Wishful thinking…..that will not happen…so you better accept it right now!

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      August 21, 2013

      Most likely, he will win in Vielle Case. His defeat may be espois mal papaye. But what seems interesting is the following selfish statement. “All I will say to you tonight is that Roosevelt Skerrit, the leader of the Labor Party, is ready at any time the prime minister calls election,” he stated.
      Roosevelt Skerrit, who is the PM, appears to be concerned only about the preparedness of Roosevelt Skerrit and his status as PM. To the extent that he is interested in Mc Intyre’s victory in the Valley or Reggie in Cottage , Julius in Roseau North or Ambrose in Roseau South is only as long as he remains the leader of the DLP and the PM.

      Unlike 2009, the PM and the DLP must understand that this time around, Dominicans at home and abroad are convinced that CHANGE IS A MUST NOT AN OPTION.

      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

      • Neg Mawon
        August 21, 2013

        vote the out…words have a way of coming back to haunt u, Skerro!!

      • Skerro
        August 22, 2013

        Sounds like he is already in the process of having that statue constructed they he will place in front of the court house when he proclaims himself King by this display of arrogance.

    • August 21, 2013

      Dummy against who? Are you nuts? Wait still!

  49. LCM
    August 21, 2013

    I was not there, but did the PM realy tell people go pay thier debt if they want to run for election? SMFH . Before you were incharge you were a teacher walking to school. Studied abroad on OAS scholarship. If you had money you would have paid your own school probably at IVY league. Now you boss and get all this wealth on Dominica account you insalting people who work hard to get what they want. Insalting the many students who have loans to get an education and the nany civil servants who have loans to build there homes working hard to take care of their family. What a shame.

    By the way i hope we can amend constitution to have a set day for elections. The people of dominica need to hear the reasons why each party should be elected. Last time elections were called within a month and in all the excitement the public is denied the opportunity to make an informed decision. Its like having a trial and the judge sentencing you without giving your lawyers time to prep your defense

  50. dasfd
    August 21, 2013

    No Money no Vote

    • de realest
      August 21, 2013

      well said! :-D

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      August 21, 2013

      That is not being a true patriot and lover of country. This is not what the UWP is about. As Tony Astaphan, the great lawyer and political mouth piece has said, “ask not what your government or party can do for you but what you can do for your country”

      Come on, take pride in exercising your democratic, constitutional right to vote in honour of your ancestors who fought hard so that you can have the power to elect your government and determine the future course of your country.

      We shall vote them out whether or not we are given money or whether or not we can match their budget. The joy of doing what is right for country is greater than collecting a few dollars from corrupt men.

      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

  51. 100 % Dominican
    August 21, 2013

    Hmmmmm, never mind de PM when he talks with such disregard for the people! Remember he said that he did not know what all the fuss was about since this is all just POLITICAL PEEKONG????? Well that might be the language of his Chinese friends but we need to remove the PEEKONG language from our politics if we want to be serious about our county’s development!!!!

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      August 21, 2013

      Ni hoa! The PM must understand that nous pas ca parlez Chinios en 2013, No peeking Chang.

      We are all speaking in a strong political voice this time for sure with the SAW in HAND.

      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

  52. John
    August 21, 2013

    I hope elections come soon… UWP 15 to 18 seats.. Lets kick the shoe party out!! :lol:

    • Anonymous
      August 21, 2013

      Wake up from your dreams dude!!!!!!!!

    • The Rising UWP
      August 21, 2013

      Well that’s a tough one. I think they will loose some seats but we 15 to 18. If we go with that mind set we will loose. We first have to keep our 3 and to be honest Roseau Central is a toss up.

      We have Grandfond, Wesley, Carib Territory, Castle Bruce, La Plaine, Marigot, Salisbury, probably St. Joe, the Valley and Soufriere. We still coming up short so me must take Roseau Central.

      Labour has Paixbouche, Penville, Portsmouth, Tatan, Caulihaut, Mahaut, Roseau South, Roseau North, Grandbay and Petite Savanne.

      The odds are against us and they have more money. We will put up a fight but will have them for sure the next time around.

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      August 21, 2013

      This is very optimistic and would require a lot more work from the opposition- which includes me, you and everyone who is interested in good and accountable governance and true economic prosperity of the country.

      Although, one may not be sure of that 15 seats yet, at this point in the political game, the SAW IS SURE in at least 11 of 21. And like 1995, under our constitution that is all we need to take the country back and put it on a new course of prosperity.

      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

      • OKOK
        August 21, 2013

        Good and Accountable governance and the people are still wondering who you are. Is that cowardice or stupidity? If you want to good governance and voice your opinion why hide behind the Roseau Valley coward?

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        August 21, 2013

        Some of us do not quite understand what is meant by good and accountable governance/government.

        We confuse this basic principle with the right of a private citizen to make a decision that affects him/her personally.

        Roseau Valley is a private group of concerned individuals from the Roseau Valley. How does this equate to good and accountable national governance by a group of people who have presented themselves for election to public office? There is no comparison. This is the same faulty argue by Crazy and others on Kairi who have called on Lennox to be accountable and transparent with the handling of funds that private Dominicans have entrusted him with in defense of our democracy.

        Roseau Valley is not interested in personality or personal matters. We leave this to Mammy and Sogo. Roseau Valley prefers to elevate the discussion to the level of important national socio-economic political issues and progressive ideas. Come meet us at that level rather than inviting us to your yours.

        Thanks though for declaring your interest in learning more about Roseau Valley. This is a strategic decision, which we have taken just like many other contributors to DNO- some of whom use five or more different names or sometimes maliciously using the name Roseau Valley to populate DNO with a single, narrow and negative point of view.

        Respectfully
        Roseau Valley

  53. Marcus Hill
    August 21, 2013

    For the first time in a long while Skerrit and the Labour Party on the defense.

    The buzz created around the new UWP candidates, the smooth stepping aside of founders James and Prevost, the excitement generated around September 1 and Castle Bruce all have Mr. Skeritt confused and playing catch up!

    My advise to UWP is to ignore Skeritt and his old talk!! Instead concentrate on:

    1. Continue to select quality candidates as you have done with Lennox, Isaac and Dr. Fontaine
    so far.

    2. Ensure a smooth Leadership change at Castle Bruce.

    3. Finetune in a simple manner your plans and programmes to develop Dominica after the next General Elections.

    • Jaun Pablo
      August 21, 2013

      The Buzz created around the new UWP candidates

      Continue to select quality candidates as you have done with Lennox, Isaac and Dr. Fontaine….Isaac said his qualifications don’t count, Fontaine qualifications don’t count because Lennox has none and you call this quality candidates.

      UWP does not repeat mistakes, the UWP makes new mistakes.

      • __________________
        August 21, 2013

        @Jaun Pablo You too as a lapdog of the cabal, never thought that Skerrit could be brought down. Hope you are sleeping at night, because you are not dreaming.HE WILL BE KICKED OUT SOON BY THE ELECTORATE. Dominicans are becoming fed up with GREEDY,LAZY, INCOMPETENT,AND ARROGANT LEADERS.You thought Dominica was Skerrit’sestate? POOR PITY!

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      August 21, 2013

      Very strong advice. Remain focus. Keep your eyes on the ball and ignore the noise.
      Ensure that excellent candidates are in place in all constituencies especially in THE ROSEAU VALLEY.

      Start consolidating all plans in a comprehensive manifesto ahead of time to have it issued in a timely manner both in hard copy and yes online to for all to read.

      Please do not do like the DLP, who has a picture of the supremo on every single page of the manifesto and as the representative of each constituency.

      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

    • Cyrique
      August 21, 2013

      I remember so well Eddison James’s visits to TheUK when he was PM. His entourage was bigger than Obama’s. something DOMINICA could ill afford at the time. I’m not a Member of any of the Political Parties therefore I’m neutral. Are you seriously saying that DOMINICA has not had huge benefits since Skerrit became PM? There has been progress in very many respects not to mention international benefits including those for Dominicans who travel to the US etc., During my visit to Puerto Rico recently I saw the DOMINICA flag flying amongst some others. I was ever so proud. It was the very first time and I travel to Puerto Rico often. This is certainly the result of diplomatic dealings. Our PM is tenacious. I read recently for example that we will be receiving EU funding!! We’re not even part of the European Union and our PM pulled this off. Give Jack his jacket. God bless DOMINICA.

      • Justice and Truth
        August 21, 2013

        All I can state, those critics do not utilize their good judgment if they have any. They are blind and sleeping not to see the progress in Dominica, the likes of which Dominica never had and probably did not hope to have. Call them ungrateful people.
        If they get what they want, my feeling is they will be punished.
        If I were in D/ca at election time, I would vote for DLP. I am not stupid.

      • August 22, 2013

        Justics and Truth you can afford to make such careless comments because you live outside of D’ica where you have everything to keep you and your family comfortable so get off yopu high chair and think of how the people in DA are sufering just for food for their families basic food putting up buildings that doesn’t even employed D’icans is good news for the Island.
        Yes I would have to say you are indeed stupid to believe having our Nationals in poverty is the best way forward what kind of person are you have your opinions but make it about the facts and about and not your party. Remember it’s beyond politic and parties now it’s all about our PEOPLE and after GOD they must be treated with dignity.

  54. August 21, 2013

    Why is there so much hatred and division among us Dominicans whenever it comes to the RED and BLUE? We as a people especially the young ones, should put the skills we possess into good use. Let’s stop wasting our talents that our parents pay so much money to help us develop and take charge run for our various constituencies and move this country in the direction that it needs to go. Forget about the parties, the present prime minister he has done his time, the past prime minister he is also gone and let’s look to the future. THOSE WHO DON”T LIKE WHAT I HAD TO SAY TOO BAD.

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      August 21, 2013

      That is positive vibes. However, this is simply the nature of politics. It has always been so from time immemorial. In fact, in Dominica, we have been very civil about our politics. The hatred that you speak of is not deep compared to what exists elsewhere. During political campaigns in Jamaica, Guayana and Haiti, people die of gun shots from inter-party rivalry.

      In some Asian countries, members of parliament engage in fist fights in the parliament. In spite of what the PM says, this country is not too free. We are generally a civil, polite, kind, respectable and intelligent people.

      Do not lose hope. Fear no more. We shall exercise our political option wisely as we cannot depend on the judicial system to do it for us.

      Come join us Youth 2000 in taking our country back. Be sure with the saw. Change is not an option but this time it is a must. No hatred.

      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

      • Justice and Truth
        August 21, 2013

        This is Dominica. Do not compare Dominica to those bloodthirsty people in those countries who are filled with hatred in their hearts. They have not yet learned to live in peace and harmony with one another.
        So what if some support one party and others another party. It is to be expected. However, why use pre-election and election day as a physical tug of war? This is for pagans, uncivilized people who have no conscience, no heart and who lack love for one another.
        This is no way to conduct oneself during an election with thousands of people murdered and others injured. It is nothing to be proud of, to applaud and exalt.
        They should learn from Canadians of all. This sort of hatred, paganism and uncivilized attitudes do not occur here, at least for now. I hope they never occur here.
        We are supposed to be a civilized nation. This is why many from those oppressed countries which lack peace flock here. They will do anything to come here and to obtain landed status. I feel safe here and during election. So far so good. Thanks be to God.

    • Justice and Truth
      August 21, 2013

      They have not learned to be free to agree or disagree amicably. They do not utilize psychology in their communication. They do not have the gift of it. I do feel they are vindictive, spurred on by the opposition.

  55. DC
    August 21, 2013

    Whenever elections are held, the UWP will be defeated. They are not ready, they keep hinting that election will be soon, however, they do not have all candidates in place, some of the new candidates don’t stand a chance. If Lennox is so strong as some claim, why can’t he contest on his constituency of residence? The answer… He wants to be Leader, and due to the outcome of past elections, he thinks he stands a great chance in Marigot. Not so easy Lennox. I have news for you. I will rent a vehicle if i have to and devote my time in the Marigot constituency. I will personally transport voters to the polls on election day, that is how committed i am to ensure that this bias, selfish man is defeated and the DLP conquer in Marigot. We want no parrot, we want a genuine patriot!

    • Marcus Hill
      August 21, 2013

      That is why I love the Kweole language. I couldn’t come up with the English equivalent for “Espoir Mal Papai”

    • Lang Mama
      August 21, 2013

      DC your comment is destined for the ” Hidden due to utter Rubbish box” so start the count down – tick tick tick tick

      It is all your doing sakwais sort.

      • DC
        August 21, 2013

        Is that all you have to offer? insults. I know there are UWP supporters on here campaigning aggressively. The same people give thumb downs from different PC’s, however, i fear no one but the Almighty and that is why I have chosen the Marigotp constituency to campaign. Lennox, your choice of leader wants everything handed to him on a platter. I am a risk taker sweetie. I will be in Marigot campaigning. Better believe it sweetie.

      • IPO
        August 21, 2013

        Fail

      • Justice and Truth
        August 21, 2013

        :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

      • Justice and Truth
        August 21, 2013

        Lang Mama, you have a long tongue. Be careful of stones that you throw.
        You are not God to predict the future. You may be in for a surprise and a rude awakening.

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      August 21, 2013

      How could you be seriously convinced of your bold statement that the UWP do not have candidates in place with new and powerful candidates in Gandfond, Marigot, Roseau Central, St Joseph, Castle Bruce and other strong candidates in Roseau North, Wesley, Carib Territory among others? Lennox is strong as an individual and as a candidate but he IS SURE WITH THE SAW IN MARIGOT!

      Having said this, however, we are concerned in the Roseau Valley.

      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

      • IPO
        August 21, 2013

        Its like a bus at the bus terminal….but there are no passengers and the bus never moves

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        August 21, 2013

        Yes, IPO..I agree . The DLP bus has broken down at the terminal of lies and deceit after picking up excess passengers at the last elections. It has called in mechanics from China, added fuel from Venezuela, and sought better stewardship from ALBA but a las, the engine of growth and economic prosperity is now broken, passengers who were one time joyfully singing “we shall not be moved” are stranded and disappointed by the waters. Some are left homeless, landless while those who are still riding he stalled bus call hem names like child making machines.

        Many passengers are now red vex and seeking to take a ride on the new BLUE bus that is now well tuned and ready to take us ….not to the next bus stop but to the terminal of the new international airport.

        Come enjoy the ride to a new level of prosperity.

        Respectfully
        Roseau Valley

      • Justice and Truth
        August 21, 2013

        “Grandfond”, if this is the correct spelling.

    • August 21, 2013

      no one can stop you after all u will be getting the money to rent the Bus from your supporter and the DLP but be prepared for the wipping u will get so come knowing you will get what is good for you, I would also suggest that your party Rep take the stadge for a debate with Linton can you pull that off or you wouldnt be able to see him be defeated.DC I thought better of you for you to stand up and say u would rather see the people of D’ica especailly MARIGOT VILLAGE live in poverity is just down right evil and evil folks my be put down.
      CHANGE WHEN DO WE NEED ” NOW”.

    • Justice and Truth
      August 21, 2013

      Whenever they do not like a response, they give thumbs down. It does not mean that what you stated make no sense. You did not insult anyone or hurt their feelings. You have a right to your opinion just as they have a right to theirs.
      DNO should have a regulation about that.
      I have an advice for DLP supporters during election, when it is called. Keep quiet on the matter of who you will be supporting. It is your personal affair. Other than attendance at meetings, do not make it known to the public or in public that you might live in peace and be able to vote in freedom and peace. The peace should always be kept.
      Pay no attention to those who make their support known. May God always be with you, now, prior to, at election time and afterward.

    • Lang Mama
      August 22, 2013

      Lang Mama doh support no party but Lang Mama have common sense. Lang Mama is not Nostradamus either but Lang Mama prediction always come through. The clock has stop tick tickin for DC – did it.

      oooooosh

      • Justice and Truth
        August 22, 2013

        Is Lang Mama dealing with the devil and consulting the devil? If so, you are to be feared. Those who use strange, evil means of predicting and knowing the future are not pleasing to God. I would not want to meet you, work with you or be a neighbor. In fact, if such a person, I would not want to meet you or pass you whatsoever.
        Some Holy Water sprinkled would make you run for your life. The devil knows all about the Holy Water, that it is blest by God Himself. He and his followers hate Holy Water. They run from it.
        I heard about strange things happening in D/ca by some evil people. May God protect his people from evil elements and evil people.
        The Holy Water could be used at a distance to bless people, countries and to drive away God’s enemies, all evil people, to also tie their mouths, hands and feet that they cannot harm others. If you do not know this, learn it.
        God is powerful, more than the devil. He is in control. He knows, sees and hears all things. I am never without Holy Water.
        I just blest Dominica with Holy Water and all its good people, including the PM against their enemies. I asked Our Lord to drive his enemy and all those who deal with him, far from them. In Jesus Name! Thanks be to God!

  56. no way
    August 21, 2013

    things can be so

  57. DOn't Edit!!!
    August 21, 2013

    I’ll be breaking my will no vote vow. for the first time in my 31 years of life I will go to the poles

  58. DOn't Edit!!!
    August 21, 2013

    man whatever. Just call elections, please! And if another party wins please pass a law that puts term limits on Elected members of Government. Two terms is sufficient for one man. Let your legacy be decided in two terms.

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      August 21, 2013

      Yeap. For real. Term limits on who is appointed PM. This is a promise of the UWP.

      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

  59. Dominican in Mia
    August 21, 2013

    :-D I am sure he is going to win again ,no question ask. I will be there just to give him that extra vote just so he can win. Leave our great PM alone.One love. WE love him.

    • faceup
      August 21, 2013

      OH WE ?? CHUPES !

    • Supporter of DLP
      August 21, 2013

      I agree, I will be giving him my vote so he can remain as PM. I just love my PM.

    • dafriend
      August 22, 2013

      What more can you say….? With people like that the country will get nowhere. I suspect you are the recipient of the regular ‘hand outs’!?

  60. DOMINICIAN
    August 21, 2013

    Come on skerrit call the election early so u can lost…dominicans fed up with all those corruption…UWP ALL THE WAY

  61. bhgjgbkh
    August 21, 2013

    Skerrit…the longest rope has an end and the longest road has a bend. You know ur days are numbered!

    • Supporter of DLP
      August 21, 2013

      I t will come to an end yes, but now is not the time. Laborrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

  62. Jbfox
    August 21, 2013

    America is the riches nation on earth and its heavily laden with debt,% if u don’t want any debt live like Tarzan go Zion u won’t pay light,water,phone and food.

    • looking
      August 21, 2013

      they are laden with debt but at least the business is better. But again who wants to be in debt. see the problems it caused in the credit crunch. So in the short term its good but the long term bad

    • Yam Babawoolais
      August 21, 2013

      Are you aware that Skerrit was criticizing the Roseau central guy for his debt as a business man?
      Boy you Laborats doh tired double talk

  63. Me again
    August 21, 2013

    LOL!!!! He got the money he went overseas for…Got the money for his re-election…What 300 jobs? That will be forgotten by the end of the week…It’s election time again baby!!!!!!

  64. grell
    August 21, 2013

    dont give a hoot about any election,you leaders need to stop this childish bickering,do right for the neddy and the youths of the country,man up.

  65. Jbfox
    August 21, 2013

    Our dear leader is doing a great jod he won’t be touch.

    • jp
      August 21, 2013

      poor fools

    • ???????????
      August 21, 2013

      Yes your dear leader is doing a great jod, but we need him to do a great job, which he can’t. So he needs to go.

  66. Doc. Love
    August 21, 2013

    Desperation,desperation, desperation,you see this talk about the new leader in the person of Mr. Lennox Linton of the United Workers Party, them fellars in red are not far from having the biggest headache in the history of the DLP. It was rumored that Skerrit is blaming the Bajan for advising him not to call an election earlier in the year. However, now that Mr. Lennox Linton has come on the scene and his popularity is said to be out of control, Skerrit feels had he held the election, he would have caught the opposition with the same old heads and same old team like 2009. He thinks he is ready, on the Ist of September when the New United Workers Party presents its new team under the leadership of Mr. Lennox Linton, I hope there will be sufficent paracetamol at the hospital.

    • Anonymous
      August 21, 2013

      Lennox popularity ‘out of control’ LOL. Man get off whatever you are smoking and stop fooling yourself by that regular Sunday afternoon doze of poisonous cool aid you drinking from Q. You blus will continue to get your pounding at the polls and then complain of fraud after the elections. You guys might possibly pick up a few seats more from what currently obtains, but trust me government far from all you grasps (stop the dreaming). It just aint gonna happen (especially under an uneducated, pompous, arrogant leader)!!!!!!!!

    • Just Blaze
      August 21, 2013

      On the contrary. When DLP hear is lennox that is the new uwp leader they breathed a sigh of relief cuz they know the election is in the bag. Woooooow.

    • Supporter of DLP
      August 21, 2013

      We got his Laborrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr what jab Lennox.

    • Mamize
      August 21, 2013

      I believe that the UWP has a chance to cause the DLP to pee pee in their pants.
      Simple, let there be a humongous crowd in Castle bruce on September 1st and trust me. Skerit not calling no elections till 2015.
      Show your support UWPites

  67. never
    August 21, 2013

    I really think that the laws need amending when comes to the length of time one man can be the Prime Minister. Skerrit has become complacent and i guess is a result of the power going to his head. Sadly I do not think they will loose the next elections because of two main reasons. This administration has successfully brainwashed a good bit of the populates and the opposition has yet to realize that the floating voters are those who are not looking for the hand outs and name calling and opposing everything for opposing sake. We need a viable alternative which the opposition has failed to present. So it appears that a poor plan is still more of a plan than no plan. UWP can do it but they need to start 2 years ago. Show us that you can Unite which is the first word of uwp. No in fighting and power struggles. We are looking for a leader who is working for Dominica and not one group of individuals.

  68. d/can
    August 21, 2013

    not really a politics person but I believe that, that’s not what the country needs right now and we need a leader that can push us forward and not have us at a stand still, In my opinion I do not see Lennox Linton being that person.

    • Yam Babawoolais
      August 21, 2013

      Who then and do you see Skerrit and this moomoo gang taking our beloved country out of this pit of poverty and plunging debt.Remember Skerrit is at the wheel so what do you prefer right now? Is it continuous precipitation into the dungeon of misery or do you want to take a chance with a new driver who is telling you that he or she can turn around the Next Level vehicle from plummeting to ascension. Remember too that you took a chance on Skerrit who showed no leadership qualities, and had never managed a fowl cage

      • d/can
        August 22, 2013

        Do a background check on MR linton…take ur time and do it!! and when u have done that come back and comment. Dominica is a mess right now, we need an educated and intelligent person to run this country. He or she can be from the workers or Labor party i dont care. We do not need an ignorant leader like Linton and we surely dont need Skerrit to bring the country in the gutters.

  69. SkerritDoThat
    August 21, 2013

    Skerrit Win Lose or draw u are the worse prime minister in Dominicas history

    • de realest
      August 21, 2013

      haha woyy my womb! u cudnt have said it better mehnnn

    • Supporter of DLP
      August 21, 2013

      So why haven’t we removed him as yet? Is good he too damn goood. Laborrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

  70. faceup
    August 21, 2013

    @ UWP, Please, please don’t bite Skrrits BAIT !

  71. cow jump over d moon
    August 21, 2013

    Mr. Hon. Prime Minister, before you call the elections please give Dominicans some answers re the following:

    1.Do you know that we are waiting on you to give us some good news in reference to the 300 brand new jobs acting PM Austrie told us that you would be coming back with? In case you forgot, Mr Austrie addressed a crowd in Penville during their village feast, and he had this to say: “I can give you some good news that he (Mr. Skerrit who was in Colorado), that he will be coming bag with about 300 brand new jobs when he arrives in Dominica.” Since you are arrived here safely sir, where are those jobs? Are they in your suitcase that you forgot on Liat?

    2.Mr. Skerrit, why did you not attend the Penville Village Feast yourself and had to send Mr. Austrie to fill in for you? After all sir, we all know that the Penville Feast is usually around August 15 each year and you are their Parlrep and they are the heart and soul of the DLP, why did you not attend their feast?

    3. Is it really because you had to attend a meeting in Colorado that would have yielded 300 jobs? After all sir, look you are already back in Dominica and as early as Tuesday you were able to address a gathering in Scotts Head. Are we to wonder if the true reasons for avoiding Penville at this time could be: A). You wedding day story that did not go very well in Penville? B).The FIASCO of the Penville road and water project?

    3.Did you listen to the speech acting PM Austrie delivered in Penville on your behalf? He told us that they (cabinet) are very worried about your much travelling as a young man? Sir, that left us very worried as well because it reminded us of our late beloved PM who was also traveling a lot, and one day upon his return from a long trip where he was suppose to bring us new jobs, he called some of his cabinet friends and they did not answer nor returned his calls. Boy we are very worried too!

    • Supporter of DLP
      August 21, 2013

      Look under your bed for the answers. Laborrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  72. August 21, 2013

    DOMINICANS>>>Yes your BELOVED, most Holy and Honourable Prime Minister is ready for an Election if and when called! Yes, your most Holy Prime Minister is wealthy and so is His Ministers. The Labor Party has millions of dollars in our reserve and the ability to give the gifts and donations that ultimately decides all elections in this beautiful and blessed Nation.
    Your most High and Honourable, Highly Esteemed Prime Minister is beyond reproach! The opposition accuse him of all manner of corruption and scandals that are not based on facts but on oppositionist propoganda! My people do you honestly believe that the Garbage Bin, The Passport Sale and the Petro Caribe Government Programs are not transparent and a benefit to all Dominicans? Do you believe that any of these programs benefit your Most Holy Prime Minister and his Cabinet of Great and Respectful Ministers and NOT all intelligent and informed Dominicans?
    The fact is my fellow Dominicans that Dominica has flourished under the management and control of your Most High, Honourable PM and his team of trustworthy Ministers! There is more Tourism, Agriculture, Business Ventures, Money and Opportunity in Dominica than during the term(s) of ANY previous administration.
    Your Most Holy, Honourable and Blessed PM is in fact the Saviour of this Country. Your Mighty and Most Powerful PM has world wide diplomatic connections that bring employment and prosperity to Dominica. The opposition may accuse your most holy PM of being in cohoots with Communist and Leftist Governments and Countries but look at the benefits that it has brought to little. tiny Dominica…Roads, Stadiums, Bridges and Shops, shops, shops, employing our youths and bringing vast reduction to crime Island-wide!
    So my people, my fans, my followers if not your Most Holy Prime Minister, then who? Lieing Linton Lennox? Let us all take a moment to laugh!!! Good! That was a good joke! Now let us go out and give them a CLEAN SWEEP!

    • country
      August 21, 2013

      most holy?? Holiness is reserved for only GOD ALMIGHTY.

    • August 21, 2013

      you are being sarcastic right? I am openly giving you the benefit of a doubt

      • kuba.
        August 21, 2013

        of he/she was just read between the lines

    • Lang Mama
      August 21, 2013

      ” Hidden due to rubbish content” – tick tick tick tick and one tock.

      Oh My goodness – DNO you can at least save us the embarrassment by not posting such garbage. But I still applaud DNO for letting all comments contend

    • how comes!!
      August 21, 2013

      lol… you singing for your supper!!!

  73. UWP
    August 21, 2013

    PM, because you know that you have about 12 sure seats you threatening people. We will be prepared for you after this election. We are in building mode. We will be back.

  74. hmmm
    August 21, 2013

    Skirret seems very arrogant …….just saying you will not be pm forever cause you and your corrupt greed driven politicians will be voted out …Too much unemployment, crimes and poverty and nothing is being done only that the politicians keep getting richer and getting more assets

    • Supporter of DLP
      August 21, 2013

      We will ensure he remain in power.

  75. Lougaoo Mem
    August 21, 2013

    You are preaching to the choir Sir! Your leadership style, arrogance should never be forgotten by the people of Dominica. You gave the people a record of three terms that they can judge who you are.

    Example: Grand Bay people were told that they were going to build an All Saints Med. University at the center, he also told the single parents in G/bay that he’d provide house for each and everyone of them. Instead, they built a Police Station to incarcerate in the proposed location. And the single parents know the rest of the story.

    How much more can our people tolerate? I am saying to you people, the young in particular, whatever monies they dish out for your votes, take it and vote them out of office on election day. That’s the only chance and choice you have in order to have a better tomorrow. Otherwise, it will be business as usual if you make the mistake to elect these individuals back in government.
    Thank You & God Bless Dominica!

    • Supporter of DLP
      August 21, 2013

      We will ensure our PM stays.

  76. pp
    August 21, 2013

    I guess red clinic will be extending their hours of operation?

  77. Pro
    August 21, 2013

    Always referring to himself in the third person, a clear sign of being an idiot. I dear you to call elections early.

    • UWP
      August 21, 2013

      Hey, lets show some respect here. If we want to win over labourites and independents we got to be more civil and respectful.

    • ...
      August 21, 2013

      as an english teacher speaking in the 3rd person is rather some of the most impressive writing.

    • The Authorities
      August 21, 2013

      dare dear deer (Voila la différence)

      An idiot is a mentally deficient person, or someone who acts in a self-defeating or significantly counterproductive way.

      If your comment is in support of the opposition, it is surely self-defeating or significantly counterproductive.

      • Pro
        August 21, 2013

        It’s idiots like you who support this stinking government, I am aware of the differences; dear as in dear friend, dare as in I dare you and deer the animal, but most of DNO readers are not petty as you and observed that it was a typo.

  78. country
    August 21, 2013

    IS this breaking news???????

  79. 007
    August 21, 2013

    in my opinion I believe election should have a set date in the Constitution every 5 years and not in the hands of the prime minister to call the election whenever he or she sees fit.

    • UWP
      August 21, 2013

      I agree. That made us loose the election.

    • hmm
      August 21, 2013

      if u do not realize the last election was called early because the opposition wanted it so they got it and lost

    • de realest
      August 21, 2013

      yah! #agree so so true well said again

    • New York Base
      August 21, 2013

      I agree with you but it happens all over the islands. That’s why i said a party in power should never loose an election.

  80. Inquiring Mind
    August 21, 2013

    “All I will say to you tonight is that Roosevelt Skerrit, the leader of the Labor Party, is ready at any time the prime minister calls election,” he stated.

    Skerro you sound like you and the Prime Minister are not one in the same. What are you really telling us? Or what exactly are you trying to say?

    • hmmm
      August 21, 2013

      i was thinking the exact same thing…seems something is cooking in the kitchen.

    • Marcus Hill
      August 21, 2013

      I guess he meant whenever Hartley Henry tells him to call the elections.

      Just guessing to see if we can make sense of this.

    • _____________
      August 21, 2013

      That’s why he should be COMPELLED TO DEBATE LINTON….Very poor use of the English language.
      Was he an English teacher? OMG!

  81. %
    August 21, 2013

    As a Prime Minister lead by example. Think before you speak. The world is listening.
    How many Dominicans are debt free? Maybe just you!

  82. lisa
    August 21, 2013

    Well we ready for the election we have a leader to wipe outttttttttttttttttttttttt.

  83. %
    August 21, 2013

    The statement made at Scotts Head by the PM was so abhorrent and distasteful, that it has pushed me further away form this Skerrit Labour Party. The man has virtually impoverished and crippled the country,made the people paupers, beggars, adulators,sycophants of the ruling party, and he is BRAZEN AND SHAMELESS ENOUGH, TO SAY TO DOMINICANS “””IF YOU WANT TO BE IN THE POLITICAL RACE GO PAY YOUR DEBTS”””..
    Mr Skerrit 99.9999999999% of all working Dominicans, (the Dominica you have brought to the gutters with poverty) are owing. I AM OWING ALMOST ALL THE DFINACCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN DOMINICA, Tom is the same, Dick is the same, Harry is the same, complements you and your cabal.
    What was even more distasteful is that there were gullible supporters cheering at this gutter and rum shop talk by a man who is supposed to be our leader.WHAT A SHAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    On the question of READYNESS, WE ALL KNOW HOW YOU ARE SCARED OF LINTON. I KNOW WHY, TOM KNOWS WHY ,DICK KNOWS WHY AND SO IS HARRY. This time around you are sweeting profusely. You are not being sold as a young man, or a dimples man or an 18-3 leader. All these have disappeared. Your Labour Party is in a battle for survival as far as this election goes.
    ALL SIGNS ARE YOU WILL BE DEFEATED. However the opposition must make sure that VOTERS ID ARE ISSUED, AND THE ELECTIONS LIST IS SANITIZED.
    I have never regretted disassociating myself from this party.
    Make sure you keep good to your promise of “”””GOING ALL OUT TO MAKE LINTON LOSE HIS DEPOSIT””””.. DON’T FORGET ”’YOU SAID IT”’

    • UWP
      August 21, 2013

      He cannot touch us in Marigot. Election time is on the way and we will hear more of that. I wouldn’t condem anyone yet because our party will be saying some things to. That is politics in DA and we cannot run from it. Don’t be dissapointed with us.

      • Just Blaze
        August 21, 2013

        I really want to know how somebody in their right mind actually thinks all the signs showing that skerrit going to loose election? This time i expect 20-1 the one being marrigot. Because marigot people dont know any better. Maybe if it was somebody else going up but Lennox can never ever beat skerrit. Not in this lifetime or the next. And after he loose I want to see what all the people that saying he going to win will have to say.

    • Mamizoo
      August 21, 2013

      Yah not withstanding the truckers who were owing the banks for 7 months and are still owing the bank cause of obvious government fiscal mismanagement

    • IPO
      August 21, 2013

      Yes everyone has debt, but the problem is when you refuse to honour your obligation..
      Honesty is not at your own choosing and when people are not looking or dont know but all the time……

      Food for thought

      • _____________
        August 21, 2013

        @ IPO They should not honour it. It’s Skerrit that brought Dominica to this level of poverty. That’s why he is on his way out.

    • ???????????
      August 21, 2013

      @ Just Blaze No You and Skerrit will win 25 out of 21 seats………
      Reggie Austrie said that Linton is a headache for him,but he seemto be a bigger one for you man!

  84. Just Blaze
    August 21, 2013

    Skerrit please call that election early so that UWP can loose again and make people realise that Dominicans do not want Lennox Linton as leader. And shut those blind ignorant clueless UWP sopporters up.

    • Supporter of DLP
      August 21, 2013

      We will win, its not a doubt. Laborrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    • Anonymous
      August 21, 2013

      @ Just Blaze, you sound like a parasite. I think you are aware as to what parasites do.

  85. Ohhh Dominica!
    August 21, 2013

    I hope whenever the election is called that the Dominican people teach you a very good lesson Roosevelt Skerrit.

    You can’t run a country on deceptiveness, trickery and bribes. Come what may God is a merciful God. While it is true the Dominican electorate made a poor choice by voting you in, God is a forgiving father, He will ensure that after this election you are no longer in power.

    Enjoy it while it last!

    • UWP
      August 21, 2013

      I like the discussion but lets keep God out of that. That is politics and what is said and done there doesn’t go hand in hand with God. He is a bi boastful now but if we don’t get him now we will the next election. We just have to respect the masses decision and let them see our way being respectful.

      • xxx
        August 21, 2013

        What is wrong to saying that God is a forgiving God which He is. When you woke up this morning it was God, God should be in everything we do politics or not. Take Him out and Dominica will remain the same.

        Like it or not, I said what I had to say.

  86. Thebushmaninda
    August 21, 2013

    If the Labor party is to have any hope .of .victiry Skerrit must call elections before the ent of the first quarter of 2014. if not, the econemy will be so bad that the labor party will have no chance.

    • Supporter of DLP
      August 21, 2013

      Watch us come back in power sot. Laborrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  87. Cumfreda
    August 21, 2013

    Dominica is too back forwards with its laws. The Prime Minister should not be the one to call election. it should be written in the law that ever 5 Years second Monday in November etc elections will be held for example. But trust me that labor kingdom will soon crumble because all good things as they say have a way of coming to an end. Carmem

  88. August 21, 2013

    Ok partner i’m happy for you.

  89. Dominiquen
    August 21, 2013

    No early elections Please,Mr. PM

  90. stupesssssssssssssss
    August 21, 2013

    I really feel sorry for some of you dominicans who support Skerrit simply because he is giving you handouts…what a shame eh…A leader of a country would much rather have his people beg than create jobs in order to become self sufficient it creates the impression that it is better to be dependent on a government for hand outs than to work hard for what you want to achieve….and this scheme is so obvious to the more intelligent persons whereas those who do not have much common sense will believe its the best thing that is happening on the island…Skerrit wants to make sure that he personally gives out to the beggars so they could be grateful to HIM hence a vote of thanks at the polls. PATHETIC!!

    • Supporter of DLP
      August 21, 2013

      Jump high, jump low is Laborrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    • ok then
      August 21, 2013

      And you want those beggars to vote for UWP? What will they get from UWP…if you cannot give dem biscuit doh take de bread out of dere mouth…simple as that!!!

  91. William
    August 21, 2013

    Don’t worry he can’t call it because the change is at hand hahaha

  92. Jaun Pablo
    August 21, 2013

    The DLP presently has 18 Seats in Parliament

    • T
      August 21, 2013

      No. They have 28, and come next election they will win 30…..So start feeling happy.

  93. Anonymous
    August 21, 2013

    Isn’t it due in 2014? and up to approx. 90 days after, which will give a no later than 2015 deadline

    • Ive
      August 21, 2013

      remember he called it early the last time but that does not change the fact that it is constitutionally due in 2015

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