PM rubbishes claims of interest in Cost-U-Less

PM Skerrit
PM Skerrit

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has dismissed claims that he has an interest in supermarket chain, Cost-U-Less in Barbados, saying that they are ‘unfounded’ and ‘baseless.’

The prime minister’s name popped up on a blog site, Barbados Underground, in an article named “Who Are the Local Partners in Cost-U-Less?” posted on April 27, 2013.

The post stated, “The word making the rounds is that Leroy Parris, The Estate of the late David Thompson, Hartley Henry and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit represent the local interest. These names will cause many to ask many questions.”

One of the questions the site posed was, “If Skerrit is so friendly with decision makers in Barbados why have we not been able to establish a bilateral trade agreement with Dominica which was promised when the 2008 Thompson government was ‘inaugurated’?”

The matter was picked up by some in Dominica who have been questioning whether Skerrit actually had interest in Cost-U-Less or not.

But speaking on “Focus on Government and Development” radio program on Thursday evening the prime minister said the claims are typical of critics who “say a number of foolish things, a number of unfounded baseless things, anything to criticize the government then they would would say it.”

According to Skerrit information posted on the blog site is untrue.  “It’s just like these guys went on some blog site in Barbados called Underground and some persons wrote that Roosevelt Skerrit, the prime minister of Dominica has some interest in Cost-U-Less in Barbados,” the prime minister said, “which is totally untrue.”

He noted that the information is taken from an ‘unknown source’ and some people are “treating it as if it is the Gospel according to Luke.”

“Our critics will criticize for all sorts of things….” he said.

Disclaimer: The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of DominicaNewsOnline.com/Duravision Inc. All comments are approved by DominicaNewsOnline.com before they are posted. We never censor based on political or ideological points of view, but we do try to maintain a sensible balance between free speech and responsible moderating.

We will delete comments that:

  • violate or infringe the rights of any person, are defamatory or harassing or include personal attacks
  • a reasonable person would consider abusive or profane
  • contain material which violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law
  • promote hatred of any kind
  • refer to people arrested or charged with a crime as though they had been found guilty
  • contain links to "chain letters", pornographic or obscene movies or graphic images
  • are excessively long and off-topic

See our full comment/user policy/agreement.

101 Comments

  1. D/can in Barbados
    May 5, 2013

    I made a comment that I heard of Skerrit’s interest in cost U less in Barbados and DNO refuse to post my comment. But that is ok the people of Dominica will know what exactly the truth is cause the truth never lies.

  2. Hans
    May 5, 2013

    Wait my people wait for the bomb shell to land. Tony, Ian, Charlo, and father priest was on the animal show covering Skerrit but poor them have no idea all the dealings that went t on with Skerrit and his businessmen.
    Wait there is much more to come.

  3. dominican young man
    May 5, 2013

    As a DOM/IN/CAN my self ill like somebody any body some where to name one more PRIME MINNISTER in there lifetime that ever keep coming up in all kind of bad doing please help am 42 years and I just cant find a PM in somuch things yet

    • For Richer Or Poorer
      May 5, 2013

      I think young Dominican man – a better question might be why do some people go to bed each night and wake up each day with one man on their mind.

      Sounds to me it is like a love/hate relationship. And that Nike Commercial comes to mind..”I want to be like Mike.” It is an obsession.

  4. Morihei Ueshiba
    May 5, 2013

    “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”
    Psalm 9:17

  5. Curious
    May 5, 2013

    So, does the PM need to call a press conference to deny unsubstantiated claims made by anonymous writers through internet blogs?
    Wouldn’t it be more responsible of the Critics (Q95 for example!) to investigate before propagating all/any anti Skerrit allegations?
    If Q95 came across damning information about Edison James, Lennox Linton or Sheridan Gregoire for example, would they be as quick to publish it?

    • Louis Bernard
      May 5, 2013

      Curious, I guess when Skerritt said in the parliament that Dminicans were to free he was referring to persons like yourself, and surely you need not be the constant reminder of the late Pierre Charles’ statement, that “Dominicans wear their ignorance like a badge of honor” Neither of these people mentioned by you is the prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Dominica, neither off them have denied owning numerous properties, neither of them have publicly stated that they were building a modest $400,000.00 home that turned to have exceeded two million dollars, to date, neither of the names you mentioned were frequent flyers on private jet owned by CLICO the insurance company of which Mr. Leroy Parris was a senior executive, that robbed Dominicans of millions of dollars of their life savings.
      It is people like you that helps to facilitate the excuse that passes for governance in Dominica, it is people like you that shouted from every rooftop in Dominica about corruption during the UWP government, called some members of the UWP greedy business men, ranted and raged about using public office for private gain, but now that such corrupt practices have literally overtaken the country under this Skerritt led malistration, you have become deaf, dumb and blind.
      Never mind my friend it has been said that the thief has 99 days but the watchman has only one, and believe me that one day of the watchman is at hand. How Long? Not long for in the words of Gilbert Holland lo Freedom weeps! Wrong rules the land; and justice in waiting, PERVERTED sleeps.

    • Just Reading
      May 5, 2013

      My question to you….why would an underground blog tied Skerrit with Cost-U-Less interest? Why didn’t they tie Mr. Ambrose George, Mr. Blackmore, Mr. James. etc to it?

      Isn’t Hartley was or is still is one of Skerit’s advisers? Why are the two names associated with the same interest?

      Both you and Mr. Skerrit need to answer these questions.

      We need to be objective, weigh all sides before we come out as idiotic aficionados to the Red Elephant.

      • May 5, 2013

        Did you know that bloggers blog all the time about things that are not true. Hey, if Roosevelt is guilty, his conscience will tickle him eventually. We do have to weigh all sides in order to find the truth. Until then we should view this matter as just a BLOG.

    • T
      May 5, 2013

      You are a typical Skerrit puppet. An accomplished fool.It is people like you he uses to plunge this country into deeper poverty than it is now. Agriculture, tourism, health services,etc all in limbo. He must be very happy with the type of responses buffoons like you give when questions are being asked of him.
      Rest assured though, even if it takes time these questions MUST be answered.

      • May 5, 2013

        Skerrit has puppets? I am from Vieille Case but I do not live in Dominica so I do not really know what is going on. I comment to things I read, I agree upon, and disagree upon. Never mind, I am not one of his puppets even if I was born and raised in Vieille Case. My comment to your post is that Roosevelt DID NOT plunge Dominica into deeper poverty. I think the people of Dominica itself plunged Dominica into deeper poverty because of their GREED. If I am wrong please explain how you figured that. I am all for Dominica getting back to somewhere and putting us on a trail to success.

    • For Richer Or Poorer
      May 5, 2013

      Three simple answers to your question.

      No, Of course not, and never.

    • Doc. Love
      May 5, 2013

      Skerrit, as a Dominican, reserves the right to answer to allegations or stay quiet. But, as the Prime Minister, when serious questions relating to the country are aked,he just cannot cherry pick. Matt has aked a simple question,”Mr. Prime Minister, do you have interest in the Supermaket, Cost-U-Save,”and it is referred too, as being irresponsible and propaganda. Should Curious dig up some dirt about Lennox, Edison and Sheridan and believe me Q95 will be very happy to seek explanations. It is a terrible injustice to compare the true and honest work that is the hallmark of Q95 with the horse manure on the animal show.

      • Doc. Love
        May 5, 2013

        My apologies,it should be Cost-U-less and not Cost-U-Save.

    • Malate
      May 5, 2013

      I trust Q95’s expose of today has answered you.

      – it was not Q95, or any political party organ for that matter, wchich first made these allegations public but a Barbados site.
      – Nonethelss, Lennox Linton on Q95 today revealed details, which will be very difficult to refute by Roosevelt Skerrit.

  6. MD
    May 4, 2013

    One day my friend you will have to answer. You only rubbish all sorts of claims that are made against you yet you wont take anyone to court or even ask for an apology. However in the passage of time, there always seem to be a paper trail or something very pointing showing up. Sir it is high time we put our love and admiration for you aside and hold you accountable. Jah Jah sees and knows and with the passage of time all things will be made known as he always gives us ann opportunity to come clean, so my advice to you as a brother is to ensure that you are on the right side of the law when the long arm of the law reaches you.

  7. Things
    May 4, 2013

    Since so many people take the USA for an example, our salaries and tax rate should be that like the good old USA so we can develop our lovely little island. Let justice be served where it should be served. All public servants especially politicians should be kept under a close eye all the time.

  8. Anonymous
    May 4, 2013

    Bayo yo babalen

  9. Doc. Love
    May 4, 2013

    The Barbados Underground has again replied to my comments concerning Skerrit’s interest in the Cost-U-less fiasco they have aked Skerrit, Artley Henry and the other alleged Directors to produce a list of the share holders. It will be interesting to see what follows. By the way, my comments were posted on the Barbados Underground last night at 11.20 pm,the same time with DNO, my comments are still awaiting moderation from DNO.

    ADMIN: Do you know who runs Barbados Underground? Anybody anywhere in the world can run a blog site anonymously. We at DNO don’t have that privilege. We have to make sure that what we publish is credible. Not because something’s on the internet, it is necessarily true or credible. We have an obligation to be responsible in our reporting and to avoid exposing DNO to possible legal action.

    • Dorival John
      May 4, 2013

      ADMIN, I agree with you on that point. To many times we think that since it is on the internet it is true.

      I believe that something like that, if credible, would have already hit the mainstream press in Barbados, because I think the press in that island is not constraint, probably like Dominica.

      I may be wrong but big names in Barbados are being mentioned and not one press organization in that country has picked it up? Unless the press in Barbados is severely controlled.

      What next? Information from a Facebook page?

    • Doc. Love
      May 4, 2013

      That moderation was fast,what about the comments that were written since yesterday. I have said it before, DNO is the best news outlet in Dominica. My problem is the time it takes to post our comments. Their is another news outlet creeping up on you, you better be careful.By the way,why dont you use a disclaimer like everybody else.

      Admin: Thanks for your compliment but there IS a disclaimer which appears at the bottom of EVERY article above the comments box. Please take some time to read it.

    • Cor
      May 5, 2013

      *do not*

    • Doc. Love
      May 5, 2013

      You reserve the right to do whatever you want with your news outlet,but you have to be consistent. You cleared for reading a comment I sent you on the 4th May,in fact you even put a sitting down in my tail. However, their were two comments sent since 3rd May concerning the same issue as that of 4th May,for what ever reasons they have been moderated.

  10. LABOR
    May 4, 2013

    NEVER NEVER NEVER IN THE HISTORY OF LEADERS IN OR PROBERLY IN THE REGION HAS ANY LEADER NAMED IN SOOOOOOOOO MUCH MESS. ITS LIKE EVERY WEEK OR TWO SKERRIT NAME IS POPPED UP IN SOME FRAUDULENT OR OTHER NEWS. WHO IS THIS GUY? WHY IS THAT HE IS INVOLVED IN SOO MUCH NONESENSE SOME OF WHICH DONT MAKE THE AIRWAVES TO DIRTY AND TOO SHAMEFUL TO AIR. MR. SKERRIT DO YO HAVE AN ANSWER. AND I AM CERTAIN THERE ARE MORE TO COME. MAYBE A FINANCIAL BUSINESS ABROAD OR A NEXT WIFE ETC. ITS LIKE EVERY WEEK THIS YOUNG MAN IS IN A NEWS HEADLINE. SHAME SHAME MR LEADER.

  11. Red-Antz
    May 4, 2013

    PM if u have shares please hurry and bring the business to Dominica, create a couple more jobs and bring a better shopping experience to us dominicans. I’ll defenitely shop at Cost-U-Less.

  12. truth
    May 4, 2013

    Dominicans have not seen or heard anything yet. How many of those revelations involving Dominicans PM are True, nuh? None of them? Even when facts and evidence prove otherwise?

    Some NOT TRUEs? Bin and fertilizer Bobols, secret land deals, ownership of villas, “Red clinic,” diplomatic passports given to foreigners, just like that Ambassadors for Dominica and we are not told, but get to know through the ‘grape vine?”

    What else is not true? A classic. Is it true Mr. PM, that you were a holder of a French passport? If so, where is the passport? If not, why did you denounce your French citizenship by writing to the French Embassy?

    Did you borrow $27,000,000.00 from China and award the contract to build a State Palace to chinese workers, while Dominicans remain out of work, but have to pay back that loan? Is not true?

    What would set us FREE, “The Truth or Lies?” So many believe their own lies.

  13. truth offends
    May 3, 2013

    Even if I would like the young PM the benefit of the doubt, his actions suggest something different. I mean if is really “rubbish” according to him, then why not hold a press, conference and clear the air for once? Why hide behind a “Focus on Government Development radio program” where no one can question you? Do you think we all fools sir? If it’s all clean and there is nothing to hide, why not clean up the rubbish? After all, it is your money and you are free to invest wherever you feel safe. The only thing people will do is maybe question your salary and compare it with your investment. But again, if you making a good salary then that should not be a problem. But his actions are very conspicuous.

  14. Doc. Love
    May 3, 2013

    The Barbados Underground has replied to my comments concerning the Skerrit’s affair by referring me to this DNO article.In my opinion, this isn’t good enough. Skerrit has not only denied the allegations but he gave the impression, at least, as far as I am concerned, them guys who are operatng the Underground are liars and have a political agenda. The onos is now on the Underground to prove to Dominicans that it isn’t just allegations, but the whole truth. Mr. Underground, you either produce the evidence or shut up.

  15. J
    May 3, 2013

    There is one Supreme being who knows all and sees all. Hon. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, GOD knows and sees all. You too have to give an account to him since you have proven that you are accountable to no one in Dominica. I pray that my God will have mercy on you. You are entrusted with much, and much is expected of you. One day PM, one day. Enjoy it while it all lasts. Read Eccl 9:11-12. God bless Dominicans, we are a brave and stipid people.

  16. Not True? Not True?
    May 3, 2013

    Skerritt say is NOT TRUE:

    Ownership of Villas – Not True

    Secret land deals – Trafalgar – Not True
    Treasury defrauded of $$$$$$ re. deal – Not True
    Secrets revealed. Culprits quickly went back to pay money in Treasury – Not True

    Possess French Passport – Not True
    Refuse to display French Passport – Not True
    Denounced French citizenship – Not True

    D/CA Diplomatic Passports given by Supremo to foreigners with serious problems with the law, fraud/corruption – Not True
    A few foreign D/Ca Ambassadors with our diplomatic passports have been caught or in jail -Not True. Rudolph King in jail – Not True.
    Another foreigner with our passport wanted by Italian Police Not True?

    Not True. Not True. Not True.

    GON Emanuel and his wife firebombed – Not True?
    Investigation stalled – Not True?
    Dominicans know why and who alledgedly involved – Not true?

    Space too small to pinpoint all the alledged secret deals the Supremo have been involved in. Facts and evidence too much to prove. Many more to come. Do not be surprised. Corruption to the Bone.

    Who are those condoning such corrupt practices? Enslaved mentally? Grovelling?

    The Inland Revenue should find out about Skerritt’s interest in Cash-4-Less in Barbados. The same Leroy Parris, former boss of CLICO, where millions of $$$$$ of Dominican people money was fleeced.

    The same Leroy Parris with our diplomatic passport and talk of funding Skerritt’s DLP campaign in 2005., is the supremo good partner.

    Not True. Not True. Truth is trhe enemy of that Cabal. Truth is a thorn in the side of the Supremo. Dominicans beware of the LYING TONGUE.

    • .
      May 5, 2013

      @ Not True. I Agree totally.

  17. Lougaoo Mem
    May 3, 2013

    DNO, I just do not understand why my comment awaiting moderation takes so many hours, especially when it doesn’t violate your disclaimer’s rules. I just wish I knew what’s wrong.

    ADMIN: I guess you think that we have to sit before the computer all weekend long waiting for you to comment like we don’t have lives or families too.

  18. %
    May 3, 2013

    There is no smoke without fire.With time, this allegation and all the others must be answered to, WIN,LOSE OR DRAW.I must say thank you to the source that brought this to the attention of all Dominicans.
    Do we have an IPO on island?

  19. I DIE NU
    May 3, 2013

    Go to H…,Is not all you D..B……. what the PM do with his money!

    • I DIE NU
      May 4, 2013

      Still awaiting moderation.

    • ()
      May 5, 2013

      Anyone with a history of telling lies cannot be believed even if/when he/she is telling the truth. This one again needs investigation.

  20. Louis Bernard
    May 3, 2013

    Some one once said “That if you wish to hide information from some black people just put it in writing”, how abtly this saying fits too many Dominicans.
    Some of us do not need to relive on a daily basis the words of the late Pierro, that Most Dominicans wear their ignorance like a badge of honor.
    I am amazed at the type of rank ignorant comments posted by some people. Even more amusing is that these ignoramouses likem cows want to jump where they think the gate is low.
    Now if I recall, this story was put on the Dominican airwaves, and in the Dominican public domain, not by Lennox nor Matt, but by a caller to Angelo’s weekly headlines show on Sunday April28, 2013, four days after it appeared in the Barbados Underground, a very reputable online publication, that contained other very educational topics.
    Like every other question asked of the primr Minister concerning assets that he owns, case in point $1 million dollar assets $5,000.00, monthly salary, which he eventually had to settle quietly out of court, the amount of taxes paid to the treasury on the value of lands he bought, his dismissal as clerical error the over 500 hundred thousand dollars returned to the treasury, the modest $400,000.00 home that turned out to exceed 2 million dollars.
    All this suggests to me that the primr Minister is prone to terminological inexactitudes, making very difficult for most people to believe his flippant dismissal as untrue.
    Strange that he has not threatened legal action for making the statement.
    Is that part of the reason that Parris via CLICO was able to rip off millions of Dominicans insurance premium money with such impunity?

  21. May 3, 2013

    YEP!!!
    ANOTHER ONE

  22. Watch Dog
    May 3, 2013

    Well he denied he owned the Villas, didn’t he?

  23. Peepeerit woso
    May 3, 2013

    Skerrit always in a tie. Alas papa Mr Skerrit something wrong somewhere. I don’t know what, but something not right. John Gotti was dubbed the Teflon Don, because no matter what he did, he got away with it, each time he was taken before the courts it was a win and a showdown. He even threw lavish community parties and handed $100 to street beggars. Eventually it was his own showmanship, self aggrandizement, answer to no man, lack of humility and big boss style that did him over. Everyone blames Sammy “THE BULL” Gravano however is his tongue that tie him. Pwengarde Skerro. Is not those who are rushing to defend you and take out maypuis that love you. When people speak to you about these things, to peteying lelmie. You have come to love the sound of your name and false praises, be careful.

    Friends should tell friends don’t drive drunk..analogy

  24. Lougaoo Mem
    May 3, 2013

    Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit,
    Whenever it pertains to allegations, accusations of corruption, I didn’t do it. So was the fertilizer and garbage bin, the land deal, diplomatic passport sale to criminals etc. etc. I didn’t do it! And furthermore, it’s none of your darn business.

    Friends, countrymen, Dominicans, when is enough is enough? Can’t you see what you are dealing with? No wonder that Barbadians think of us as, you know? I can’t think of any other nation in the civilized world that would tolerate this kind of garbage.

    Mr Skerrit, you have a moral responsibility and duty as the leader of the country, to explain to the Dominican people why your name is included along with your associates, the disgraced former chairman of CLICO Holdings Barbados Ltd. Mr. Leroy Parris and your political strategist Hartley Henry as local partners in Cost-U-less business in Barbados.

    However, we do not expect anything more but what we’ve heard from you so far, because the track record speaks for itself.

    Thank you!

  25. Anonymous
    May 3, 2013

    Do we have critics of the Barbados Govt here in Dominica!!!! So why would DAVID all the way in Barbados running the BU want to criticize the Dominica Government??? If the information on the blog site is untrue then I beg you to be Goliath and go take DAVID to court for slander and defamation!!! Some person just did not write on the blog… it was written by DAVID!!! What happen you afraid you get if getting licks with a Donkey Jaw Bone!!!!

  26. emelia
    May 3, 2013

    why did internal revenue visit the former prime minister when the understood that he was owner of a hotel in the same island .everyone must be treated the it was r ight to question Mr james it is right to question. be fair people.

    • May 3, 2013

      is skerrit
      the man above d law

  27. Anthony P. Ismael
    May 3, 2013

    So what if he has an interest in a supermarket chain in Barbados? Big deal. It’s only an issue if the laws of Dominica prohibits him from engaging in private enterprise while he is holding the office of Prime Minister.

  28. deed
    May 3, 2013

    And what if it is true? the man has the right to invest wherever he feels like. do what you want to do with your money.

    • Malgraysa
      May 3, 2013

      If it is his money, rightfully and legally obtained, no problem, Still, that leaves the vexed question why invest it abroad when he is persuading others, including Domincans overseas, to come and put their money here. You have any answer to that?

      • I DIE NU
        May 3, 2013

        Do as I say not as I do,,,I and I control my destiny.

    • Amazing
      May 3, 2013

      @ DEED well tell him that. If as you saying it’s his right, and I agree with you, tell him he has nothing to hide, so admit it and move on. No need to huff and puff

    • May 3, 2013

      When will you take the time to educate yourself isn’t about time come on stop being so foolish and put on your thinking cap

    • >>>>>>>>>>>>>
      May 3, 2013

      @deed You are obviously one of the block headed fools who can’t understand what being in government represents. Are you interested in whose money, (if the allegations are true) it is that he could have invested in the business. Obviously Dominica will remain in the poor and sorrowful way/state in which it is once there are brainless people like you on island.

    • FLORIDA
      May 4, 2013

      How you so sure it is his money and not money given to him to invest in the country. As a leader of the country he has to right to disclose publicly all investments. Did he take a loan like me and everyone else to invest out side of Dominica. If you don’t care to know…then I would like to know. He the PM is a public figure and what ever he does the people has to know…if you don’t care there are other people like me who need to know. Can his salary be held a countable? did he take a loan?

    • Just Reading
      May 5, 2013

      I expected him to invest it in Dominica…it might help to put one or more jobless youth to work…

  29. Anonymous
    May 3, 2013

    What is wrong with asking the PM a question. People not easy. When UWP was in power I voted for Labour because Labour said UWP was corrupt and Edison had hotel in Barbados and the minister were enriching themselves. This was said without any proof at all. It was proven (in court and otherwise) that these allegations were false. So what does Labour expect me to do now? Vote for them with all these allegations. I not voting for none of them.

  30. Doc. Love
    May 3, 2013

    Accordindg to a famous U.S. President,” here we go again.”A serious allegation like that involving another country,all Skerrit can say is that the story is untrue.Mr. Skerrit, Sir, please call a press conference and address the untruth. As Prime Minister,you just cannot hide under the skirts of G.S.I and simple say they lying on me.Please DNO,for the benefit of your readers, call Skerrit and have a sincere interview with him.

    • jeremy sinclair
      May 3, 2013

      that will be the day

    • Serving the Public!!
      May 3, 2013

      We dont have time to waste.

    • Peepeerit woso
      May 3, 2013

      You will quicker see Cock crochet vest and crapaud make sandals to wear before Skerrit takes a responsible position and answer the myraid of questions swirling around him. All he will do is say is nonesense and his supporters will help him take out maypuis even though they are clueless. I find it strange that this man of all leaders name always up in some monkey business.

    • I DIE NU
      May 3, 2013

      DNO is the PM father man.All you even want to tell the PM what to do with his money!Ebien sor pas feb!

  31. Serving the Public!!
    May 3, 2013

    Hold on tight my PM. They will come in all sorts of forms, uttering all types of rubbish. We are there with you, now and always. You are in our prayers daily. We love you.

    • Anonymous
      May 3, 2013

      i love him too but i hope you can take the new taxes when they come

      • May 3, 2013

        I am proud of you to be able to seperate your love for the PM and the love of your Country I just wish some others would be able to do just that No one is saying that you cannot love him but think of the Island and what it’s going thru.

    • Yeah
      May 3, 2013

      I Hope he will give you a share of the profits of his investments where ever they are.

    • kiss kiss
      May 3, 2013

      I hope all u will hold tight time will tell with skero

      :-P

    • looking In
      May 4, 2013

      Image such undying devotion to a mere mortal..how much more, I can only image you give to God on high. If the PM is innocent the he should have no fear of any manner of uttering and rubbish, but again its difficult to wash away corruption from hands so soiled!

  32. candy eye
    May 3, 2013

    what is your problem pm,can one ask a question,with you not always getting high and mighty,who die and make you king.people talks about God and some thinks that there is no God.and still when they are in trouble and pain they call on him.and he is there helping them so please..so take a chill pill and fix Dominica.so that it children will stop running from it.create work .and fix the cost of living,then and only then we will crown you best PM ever.

  33. lisad
    May 3, 2013

    So why would they mention the Prime Minister out of the blue? Mr. Skerrit,if there is something we need to know just tell us . Don’t allow that to become another political distraction for Dominica.But just out of curiousity, how come Lennox Linton did not get that news before? Honestly when it comes to these things about the Prime Minister, if Lennox doesnt say it, I wont believe it.

    • D/can in Barbados
      May 3, 2013

      Lennox nor Matt control the dissemination of information on the web. This information had been out in Barbados a long time ago. I heard this story before David Thompson died

  34. 888
    May 3, 2013

    well look it!

  35. May 3, 2013

    Thats called invesment.

    • boni
      May 3, 2013

      Exactly.. an investment! It’s his money..he can do whatever he wants with it. Why does he have to “rubbish” those claims. He is a human being..he has to look of for himself and his future. He always denies everything…….WHY?

      • why
        May 3, 2013

        And he knows the IPO that he put there, afraid to question him. They only attack the opposition.

      • Ideall
        May 4, 2013

        why not invest in Dominica?

    • Shameless
      May 4, 2013

      Yes but with whose money? Not saying the allegation is true but “IF” there is an iota of truth to this story it proves once again that the PM is:
      1. Lying to the people
      2. Lying to the IPO
      3. Is involved in “extra-curricular (spelling??) activities” since his salary cannot support such investments
      4. Needs to come clean and tells us where he “borrowed” the money to invest
      5. Tells us why he has not declared it to the IPO “IF” it is true.

      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  36. May 3, 2013

    So WHAT

  37. Ti-Ti
    May 3, 2013

    but wait….Matt and Lennox say that on Q95. How all you expect me to believe the PM? Matt/Lennox we waiting for the next allegation because some of us will believe anything that you say. Bring it on because your credibility is at it’s highest…lol.

    • Yentosir
      May 3, 2013

      Go read for your self you lazy fool go read.

    • Me again
      May 3, 2013

      As far as I recall, Matt/Lennox made reference to the article in the Barbados Underground. They did not claim the report was true or false, but asked the PM whether, in fact, he had an interest. The PM has denied it.

      Equally, the PM is wrong to say, “… some people are “treating it as if it is the Gospel according to Luke.”

    • ....
      May 3, 2013

      I don’t understand you people. Lennox and Matt is just making you all aware of what is being said in Barbados. They did not say it was true. They asked the PM if it was true and he said no. end of story

    • Anonymous
      May 3, 2013

      And whatever the PM says you will believe. “My people die for the lack of knowledge”. According to the professor,… GO READ A BOOK

    • ()
      May 3, 2013

      !Ti-Ti Your accomplished fool. Why can’t you go and read it,if you are literate? It is not strange though, because you are one of those who are picking the crumbs from under the table.

  38. Soon Come.
    May 3, 2013

    The man is young and he is ambitious. SO WHAT? Should he stay like some of you?
    Everyone has a right to choose what kind of tablet they want to sell to make their money.
    It’s a free world.

    • Sighting
      May 3, 2013

      And you still poor!!!!!!!!!

    • May 3, 2013

      That’s to tell you have very little knowledge of what a person in Government is allowed to do from one in public life so you need to educate yourself And can you say with all fairness that the money that been invested belong to him.

    • looking In
      May 4, 2013

      Is that what you tell you children? find whatever tablet they want to sell to make money? If memory serves me right hot tablet burns with a lasting mark! So, go PM sell your tablet…just be aware of the warning signs printed in small words…

    • 4u2c
      May 4, 2013

      This is a statement from someone who don’t understand being in PUBLIC OFFICE or is just a extremly highly level of STUPIDITY!
      World news must be complicated to such individual!

  39. Lovely
    May 3, 2013

    Persons need to stop spreading lies about other people this is just trying to destroy people’s character

  40. Kryptonite
    May 3, 2013

    well lets hope so for your sake that the so called story is untrue like you said, truth has a way of coming back and bite you in the hiney.
    one question i have is,what does the Babados underground stand to gain by criticising you they are not running for the next Dominica general elections.
    just a little thing for you to think about.

    • Anonymous
      May 3, 2013

      so what? :(

  41. Malatete
    May 3, 2013

    Can Mr. Skerritt confirm or deny that he ever met/ had disussions with Brian Rose, V.P. of CostUless in Dominica?

  42. Develop DA
    May 3, 2013

    Sounds like a good business to me!!! So when is the government going and give the approval for that type of business to operate in Dominica? It would be nice to have save-a-lot , cost-u-less, Wal-Mart, Pay Less shoe Stores, Home Depot, and Burger King in Dominica.

    • budman
      May 3, 2013

      why would you want those foreign companies here? the money doesn’t stay here. furthermore, you want burger king here???? really?

      • Malatete
        May 3, 2013

        Budman, for your information there is a Govt. sponsored organisation, “Invest Dominica”, dedicated to persuading companies to invest in Dominica, foreign or home-bred, makes no difference.
        By the way, nobody forces anyone to frequent Burgerking, KFC, Pizza Hut or Subway for that matter. Personally, I would not want to dictate to people what, or where they eat.

  43. IPO
    May 3, 2013

    what the critics are not telling us that he might have interest in DNO, Chronicle, SUN, Q95, the Rain, the Sun, the Moon….shoot…he has interest in the Sea.

    75% of the earth’s surface is covered by water.

    The oceans contain 97.5% of the earth’s water.

  44. Anonymous
    May 3, 2013

    AND SO WHAT? :(

    • Jude
      May 3, 2013

      And so the PM must declare his interest to IPO and the inane revenue and the people of Dominica have a right to know.
      And so what ? Is that what you said when Tony and others said that Edison had a bed and breakfast in Barbados?
      You people are spiritually sick and that includes pastors, bishops, priests.

      • Agree
        May 3, 2013

        And you forgot the spiritually sick charater, justice and truth whose mindset is just like the parents of the Boston bombers. They twist and deny the truth, even though it is staring them right in the face.

      • kiss kiss
        May 3, 2013

        Inland revenue

      • LawieBawie
        May 4, 2013

        But aren’t they all hard working men making an honest living and don’t they all have the right to invest their hard earned money or otherwise dispose of it in the manner in which they choose to? I guess that I am missing something here.

    • Anonymous
      May 3, 2013

      Exactly what are you asking or implying, Annonymous?

    • Me again
      May 3, 2013

      What exactly are you asking or implying, Anonymous?

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

:) :-D :wink: :( 8-O :lol: :-| :cry: 8) :-? :-P :-x :?: :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: more »

 characters available

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close