PM rubbishes claims of exorbitant travel allowances

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has dismissed claims that government ministers travel allowances are exorbitant and they receive a monthly health allowance.

Skerrit was responding to an opposition question in Parliament on Wednesday, on  the cost of travel for Government ministers in which it was suggested that government ministers travel exorbitantly and that all expenses by government officials are not accounted for.

According to the prime minister, members of the public can have access to travel entitlements of any public officer including President.

“In my case as prime minister I receive $100 US per day for meals and I believe $125 US for out of pocket expense,” he said. “When I go on state business and I have to meet with people….if I invite business people to my suite to have a meeting and I order room service and that bill comes up to $200 US, I cannot ask the treasury to refund me that. It comes from my out of pocket and meals.”

He said when public officers travel and they use their credit cards, it takes a very long time for the treasury to refund them. “I can say publicly without shred of contradiction that whenever we travel on business Madam Speaker, in most cases you are out of pocket…” he argued.

Skerrit also discredited claims made that government ministers receive a monthly health allowance. “No minister of government, including the prime minister, receives $1,000, $100 or five cents for medical every month, Madam Speaker,” he remarked. “We took a decision in cabinet, which is right I believe, that ministers should do a medical once a year. So no minister gets a monthly allowance for medical.”

Listen to the prime minister below on travel allowances.

 

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94 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    November 30, 2012

    I am sure he only stays st the holiday inn express or such like.when has a politician every taken advantage of tax payer-certainly that would thst would never happen in Dominica

  2. Dom
    November 30, 2012

    You people are ignorant. The job of the opposition is to provide basically “opposition” To ask questions, to demand answers, to critic. If the opposition sat and didnt do anything they wouldn’t be doing their job. Hence the reason we as a nation are where we are for the past 20years.

    Oh well.

  3. Mane
    November 30, 2012

    Oh Yea Mr Prime Minister
    I am a Dominican living in New York, and it is amazing how your so call officers jump from one location to another ,and i have been wondering why do they travel so much, and why do they have to attend so many functions? We are not stupid and some of your officers can’t keep their mouth shut they have to mention how busy a schedule they have jumping from one location to another in America. Why, why, why Mr Prime Minister. I been to so many Dominican functions in New york, New Jersey, and Connecticut,and i wish your officers would plead on the behalf of the needs of people of Dominica instead of trying to support events here in America.How often you invite people to your suite to discuss Dominica other than your friends. These things doesn’t add up. Mr Prime Minister smoke doesn’t come with out fire. We are not that stupid you need to do your home work. Dominicans are all over the word, and you know that is why we have a Parrot in the center of our flag. Dominican talk and you know we good at it.

  4. November 29, 2012

    To the one who calls himself/herself “Tell It All,” you’ve reall said it all; and that’s, ‘how stupid you are’). You are not intelligent enough to comment on what I wrote, so you call me ignorant.
    If you only knew me you would not so label me.
    To you and others like you, I say: “Don’t say/write any thing if you don’t have anything positive ( pro or con)to contribute__ Whether you have a college degree or not.

  5. DESIE
    November 29, 2012

    So allu tink when the PM go out in a five star hotel and invites high officials to meetings is braff and smoked wings or 2 dry bakes and Fanta he have to buy man?

    rite here in D/ca we have meals for $100.00 plus

    • Malatete
      November 30, 2012

      Desie, in my experience “room service” is part of your hotel bill (as would be phone calls, laundry/cleaning arranged etc. by the hotel). It would be extremely odd for the P.M. to pay separately for such charges out of his total U.S.$.225 per diem. Unless someone can confirm to us to the contrary I doubt that his office splits out these costs separately from his hotel bill, which would be charged in its totallity to his credit card.

  6. 4u2c
    November 29, 2012

    If our folks cared more about themselves they would hold these guys responsible. we more care about beauty and flash and NOT ACCOUNTABILITY!!!

  7. Anonymous
    November 29, 2012

    thank god people like the prime/ can go any where in de world and live / i owne twane passport and can go where ever a plane goes without no visa , and that is some of u al problem ; stop dig u al owne whole , stop worying of your self and move on ; kaiata to bocka / hush your smoul. yo no nasasite un profesa pa aprenda nada

  8. Tri-Sate Beauty
    November 29, 2012

    It is ONLY in Dominica that as much as we profess to be intelligent, reasonable and so called GOD fearing bible toters that we are afraid and defensive of having sobber reasonable discussions of national interest. I respect that the PM has to travel to conduct the affairs of the state and his expenses have to be met by the tax payers. However accountability is important and when you are spending other peoples’funds you can’t RUBBISH the questions.

    A few short months ago the General SVCS Administration of the USA was placed under scrutiny for lavish and exhorbitant spending. This dept is supposed to be the fiscal guards of all other government depts to avoid misuse of taxpayers dollars and they allowed themselves to be embroiled in the same chaos. Did anyone RUBBISH the journalists, the Treasury Dept and other agencies that got involved to demand accountability? This is nothing about Skerrit and we need to employ the values we shout down our neighbours ears with on Saturdays and Sundays. Wrong can’t be right based on political affiliation or who is under scrutiny.
    When the PM and other government officials travel on State business they must have receipts for the state Period. Per-Diem is not a way to increase your monthly benefits, neither to be kept by the officer. This has gone on way too long, even before Skerrit and it must be stopped.

    I can clearly state on record without any fear or bias that during Islands in the Park NY Dominicas’ travelling Tourism officers left the poorly stocked booth, which 2 white women took over to show off soaps from the netherlands,while the woman and her co-pilot were at MACYS! that is a fact. Dominicas’s flag and a few flyers were strewn about the place, while every other island had it’s people doing what they were paid to do that day-Tourism Promotion.

    People are sent on seminars all expense paid, they attend half the sessions and leave to roam or go visit their friends and acquaintances while tax payers are footing the bill this can’t be rubbish! MR PM lead by example

  9. Akhenaton
    November 29, 2012

    Mr PM
    Keep it up one day you shall fool all the people all the time

  10. RDD
    November 29, 2012

    I used to water down my comment so it would hurt anybody’s feeling but I can’t anymore. Of Skerrit would say that. Then all those monkeys it have in Dominica that cannot differentiate between the truth and the tall tales he tells, will stay there and drink down that garbage. Dominica will never get better if corruption continue to thrive.

  11. November 29, 2012

    Dominicans BLIND…

  12. Morihei Ueshiba
    November 29, 2012

    Skerro Give the Public Service there increase, , u want u alone to have. Maychanstay

  13. south
    November 29, 2012

    I BELEIVE THAT THE OPPOSITION SHOULD do their job as opposition and stop critizing the pm GIVE SKERRIT BREAK and go and sit in the house and do your jobs the country needs a strong opposition not a citiziser

    • him
      November 29, 2012

      I think that the opposition is doing a fantastic job. A brilliant job.Unfortunately your head is upside down.Maybe it has white dust in it so you won’t see it.

  14. lena
    November 29, 2012

    it makes me sad as a dominican, we focuss so much on critizing the PM or thinking that eddison should not speak atall,there are real issues destroying our country and all we do is fight each other shame on us. Crimes are happening every day, why aren’t the polititians working together to ammend the laws that continue to put criminals back on the street, and are allowing visitors to ridicle our justice system. thus continuing to frustrate the good police officers who are desperately tring to do the job that they are paid to do

    • tojourbien
      November 29, 2012

      i strongly agree Iena.As dominicans we allow this political nonesence to devide and corrupt our good judgement, while we sit back and pretend like all is well.

  15. Cesare Bonventre
    November 29, 2012

    As long as the working classes eagerly serve themselves up as steak for the ruling classes, they will be consumed!

    That is the law of the world!

  16. Tut-Tut
    November 29, 2012

    The first thing Dominicans should do before ranting and being political is verify he really gets only US $100 a day and US $125! I rest my case. Truth has no defense. Carry on.

    • Malatete
      November 29, 2012

      That comes to U.S.225/day (say E.C.600) without having to submit receipts for this money and regardless whether someone else picks up the tab for dinner, entertainment & out of pocket expenses. If the P.M. is out of state for 10 days every month that amounts to a very nice E.C.6,000 (tax free I presume). This may not ssem a lot in the context of international travel but it sure is for many of our locals struggling on $2,000/month, before tax. I’d rather see a system where we do away with this “per diem” arrangement and reimburse our officials for actual expenses incurred, within well defined guidelines of course.

  17. Anonymous
    November 29, 2012

    Well its not so much how much money is being spent but what are the returns. Ok so someone said Skerrit travels 20 days a month ok what does he bring back for the country? Does he inform opposition of what he has been up to when travelling who he has met what was discussed, what was negotiated and what will be the financial and social impact of these negotiations on Dominica.

    To me these are the issues not just how much is being spent and how often he travels.

    • tojourbien
      November 29, 2012

      oh stop it what is all that ranting and raving over tax payers hard earned dough, this was what we signed up for in the first place. more action and less chit chat i say! while skewo cut his cake :wink: and eat it too

  18. Civil Servant
    November 29, 2012

    Travel and subsistence allowance are governed by SRO 37 of 1995. The PM and President receive US$125 for meals and US$100 out of pocket. Ministers, the Speaker, leader of Opposition US$100 for meals and US$80 out of pocket. PS, DoA, Sol gen, CoP receive US$75 for meals and US$60 out of pocket. All other ranks receive US$60 and US $40.

  19. Rastar-Marn
    November 29, 2012

    But Pardner what bizniss allyou have like dat nuh to be going out of state like dat,,,

    Allyou have foreign trade nuh???

    D last ting we had exporting on a large scale stop long time wi???

    Oh wait I forget man allyou have all dat Economic Visa bizniss going on so all you need to go out and meet dem prospective Bizniss-men yeh aright den,,,

    Remember to include VAT yeah in allyou hexpenses,,,

    is State bizniss all you going to do so remember to charge state VAT,,,

  20. November 28, 2012

    I make no claims to be an educated man. (And it’s a good thing I’m not; otherwise I’d be writing foolishness like some of my learned compatriots. Come on man, you expect a minister of govt. to go on the country’s business at his own expense?. Dominicas are the only ones who say and write such stupidness. Stop making us the laughing-stock of the West Indies. If you can’t do better leave the internet alone. Don’t be such fools.

    • 1979
      November 29, 2012

      I think you left out “o-r-a-m” between the N and U in your name.

      you can thank me later 8)

      • Tell it all
        November 29, 2012

        You sure your name is not Ingorant Thomad

      • Anonymous
        November 29, 2012

        Ooohhhh. that’s a good one. LOL

    • ???
      November 29, 2012

      Is that you read and understand and you feel you brighter than others? sakway toneh man

    • Anonymous
      November 29, 2012

      Well said I.Thomas.

    • Malgraysa
      November 29, 2012

      Some ministers don’t need our help to make them a laughing stock. They are quite capable of doing so themselves!

    • tojourbien
      November 29, 2012

      YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK JUST LIKE THE ONES THAT YOU THINK.You need to understand sir that you dont want to refer to big men and women as fools.i presume you to be an ignorant fool.

  21. BALTARZANDOLI
    November 28, 2012

    CHUPES
    its time for this government to fall. Personally im sick tired and fed up with all of this deception.
    the silent majority must take to the streets in peaceful legal protest action.
    lets save our beloved dominica from this gang of thieves and criminals in high places and some churches.

    VICTIMIZE ME

    • Mie
      November 29, 2012

      But you are a part of a very vocal MINORITY.

      • Political Science
        November 29, 2012

        @ MIE…In America even with millions of Blacks and Latinos they are still referred to as MINORITY, matter of fact the white population is dwindling so much so Latinos are poised to become the largest Minority group the U by 2017.

        Before you put your foot further down your throat understand that in politics MINORITY isn’t about opposing numbers as much as it is about the MINUTE FEW who control the means of power and production on whom the real disgruntled majority depend for survival coupled with complacency.

  22. Looking in
    November 28, 2012

    Soon this PM will ‘rubbish’ Dominica and Dominicans when he loose election. Just like what Francois Barry after he lost..’… carib people too…….’, let the records speak for itself..

    • tojourbien
      November 29, 2012

      Mr political science get your facts straight “MINORITY” is’nt all about numbers ,and note she said very vocal!those fancy words and slurs was not necessary. Sure you not a political doctor? just thinkin….

  23. ROSEAU VALLEY
    November 28, 2012

    I am not necessarily one of those who indiscriminately criticize the PM on his travels.

    I understand that government officials, especially the PM must be provided adequate advances and /or allowances to defray the costs associated with reasonable and necessary official travels.

    However, we have heard from Sean Douglas and Pappy Joe that the PM makes a lot of extra money from his travelling related allowances. As per the unofficial quotes on the various radio talk shows, the PM gets up to USD 400.00 per day when he travels ut this has now been “rubbished”.

    Accordingly, the per diem paid is approximately USD 225 per day for meals and out of pocket expenses.

    Of course, we would recall that Rossie Douglas was known to be travelling widely as PM and we also recall the gripes of Labourites (Cecil), who wanted to tie the PM to his chair in Dominica.

    But let’s be honest, when any PM travels on official business on behalf of the country, he/she needs to be in a position to meet and discuss with people within certain accepted standards and we know that it is not cheap out there.

    Hence, unlike many of the commentators below, the only legitimate concern that I see, if indeed the rate quoted by the PM is correct- which is certainly not excessive, is the necessity, frequency, effectiveness and productivity of the travels undertaken by the PM, his ministers and his advisors.

    Guided by the pronouncement of the PM himself and the IMF, one may have reason to caution the PM and his ministers against unnecessary foreign travels as excessive travel related costs falls under discretionary spending that can be better managed.

    The PM may wish to send a clear signal to the Public Service Union that it means business about controlling public spending and tightening the public economic belt by reducing his official travel, reducing expenditure on per diem, be more prudent with the use of official government vehicles and possibly reducing the size of his Cabinet.

    As long as the travels of the PM are for the good and benefit of the country and its people, we ought not have any issue with that. However, in this contemporary world of advance technology, and the focus on austerity and sustainability, the questions will always be asked whether all that travelling is necessary and whether there are other ways in which we can achieve the same results without actually engaging in excessive travelling. In that regard, I suggest making more and better use of our overseas based ambassadors and more video and tele-conferencing.

    Just suggesting!
    Respectfully
    Roseau Valley

    • Mie
      November 29, 2012

      Good post. I totally agree with you.

    • Jude Nicholas
      November 29, 2012

      Roseau Valley

      You do not have to believe the PM if you wish. Please go to the Government Printery and request SR&O #37 of 1995. This is the Law which govern travel and subsistence allowances in the public service. This had not changed since 1995.

      The PM and President receive US$125 for meals and US$100 out of pocket. Ministers, the Speaker, leader of Opposition US$100 for meals and US$80 out of pocket. PS, DoA, Sol gen, CoP receive US$75 for meals and US$60 out of pocket. All other ranks receive US$60 and US $40.

      What is significant all amounts are prorated on a 24 hour basis. Therefore if the PM or another public official goes out for three days which is 72 hours but actually stayed out for 60 hours he is only entitled for allowances for up to 60 hours and would have to refund the balance.

      You also check with internal audit at the Treasury or the Director of Audit himself.

  24. November 28, 2012

    The UWP are asking the wrong questions about the PM’s travel.

  25. Big-Bannan
    November 28, 2012

    Skerrit’s demeanor is almost a direct portrayal of the dictators. That is exactly how they respond to the opposition. Last week China chose a new set of communist leaders that hardly anyone had heard of. But they are the leaders of the country.

  26. South Beach FL
    November 28, 2012

    Sadly Dominicans are just not smart citizens..

    All these travels have actually made Dominica the Poorest in the Eastern Caribbean..

    These travels have not shown any upswing in the local economy…

    But yet again Labour lacks ability to Govern..
    The catch a vote idea is way too small minded..
    But again Dominica is not know from brilliance in Big thinking….

  27. Anonymous
    November 28, 2012

    Coming with evidence like a graph as someone mentioned earlier is so elementary! So the fact that they didnt and just kept it to empty accusations may indicate that that graph would show a sharp increase between Freedom and UWP.

  28. TroubleMaker
    November 28, 2012

    Rose giving us blows boy….I Ya Yai!!! PM Keep on taking trips and living it up. DA is in Bad bad shape and getting worse everyday in every way. While PM getting fatter every day in every way. But Dominicans still love the PM. Woy! I cant wait to hear Checko new Calypso. Give it to us good Checko you must win this time!

  29. NYC
    November 28, 2012

    You guys on this board are dumb!!! So t :oops: he Prime Minister should go on official business and he should pay his own fare?? Well well where the hell were you guys when Edison James was in power doing absolutely nothing? Give me a break. Stop whining over pettiness. Skerrit is the best thing that happened to Dominica in a very long time.

    • ///////////////
      November 28, 2012

      @ NYC Especially for lazy sluggards like you catching crumbs, Skerrit must be a God..He must be the best thing ever. But the truth is that he has destroyed the country and all its institutions. Hard for you to swallow but the truth.He is the worst we have had since independense.

    • Aye Dominique
      November 29, 2012

      You must be one of those eating breakfast in his suite with him when he visits NY.

    • Anonymous
      November 29, 2012

      Does “NYC” mean you live in New York and not Dominica?

    • justsaying
      November 29, 2012

      stupes..shut up you to stupid.

    • Ptt
      November 29, 2012

      Well said

    • Amen
      November 29, 2012

      I concur.

    • Lance
      November 29, 2012

      WHen will you all stop Talking about Edison. Why is he always use as a point of reference. Gosh!

    • 1979
      November 29, 2012

      NYC nice….. Not true??????

      so you can STAY THERE…

    • Morihei Ueshiba
      November 29, 2012

      @NYC Lazy u Lazy, u just like going Red Clinic and don’t want to work hard, . :mrgreen:

    • curious
      November 29, 2012

      SHAME on u to call Dominicans dum.they have a right to voice their opions.And may i remind u Mary Euginia Charles was the best thing that happened to Da,not Skerrit.Who is in the kichen feels the heat not u in NYC.

    • Malgraysa
      November 29, 2012

      If htat is the best thing to happen to Dominica in a very long time, I’m afraid we still have a very, very long way to go!

    • November 30, 2012

      It never cease to amaze me that, all the Dominicans who think that Prime Minister Skeritt is the best thing that ever happen to Dominica are all residing in North America.
      If he is doing such a great job and life is good in Dominica, why don’t you go home?

  30. huh
    November 28, 2012

    I wanna travel free on tax payers money.

  31. Anonymous
    November 28, 2012

    His ability to discuss and debate is so poor,the most he can do is just to rubbish. Remembet the No Law No Constitution?

    • Finger Licking
      November 28, 2012

      True, True. Thanks for the reality check.

  32. Doc.Love
    November 28, 2012

    I wish to rubbish Skerrit’s exucuses as regards the amount of travellng allowances of Ministers of Government in particular to Skerrit receive.Yes Skerrit could be receiving US$100 a day as travelling allowance,it is alledged that he travels approximately fifteen to twenty days a month. He could dispel any notion that he makes an additional US $2000 a month by simply disclosing the total amount of cash he has received from travelling in 2012.A senseless statement he made as regards the returnings of funds from travelling in that through him securing grants,projects, he should not be criticisedfor not returning unused funds. It is the Prime MInister’s reponsibility to do the work that he is employed to do.

    • all eyes
      November 28, 2012

      I beleive that in the 70’s travel allowance was US$300/day. They going backwards, man.

    • Goya
      November 28, 2012

      A.A cannot argue that one. And I am not referring to the posterior man.

  33. Aye Dominique
    November 28, 2012

    These are some real misleading comments by the Prime Minister. Everyone knows this is where the buck is, in the Travelling, been there, done that PM. You need to sit down for a minute and try to figure a way to bring relief to the tens of thousands that rallied behind you in 2009. You need to sit and do your work and get rid of all these ceremonious advisors, Dominica cannot afford. Your ministers need to sit their butts down and do the job thry’re bring paid to do. Give the plane a break man. You also need to also start scrutinizing travel request from these traveling officers in the service. You need to stop just approving and really send officers out when there are real benefits to they going out there, especially when is our tax payers footing the bill.

    It’s too much irresponsible management of already scarce resources. Civil servants needs to demand their increase of pay from you because come election you will be throwing away millions for vote.

    All you too wicked and give you politicians a break, you all take advantage.

    • Gell- O
      November 28, 2012

      @ Aye Dominica: Your comment lacks reasoning. It is just a senseless rant. The Prime Minister has to travel to engagements overseas. What do you mean that he should take a break from the plane. What should he do,come and stay at your place?

      • Aye Dominique
        November 29, 2012

        Are you really serious? To ask the PM to sit his butt down and do the work he is being paid to do is senseless? And what exactly is he coming to my house to do? That would be infact senseless, because there is nothing there for him and my home has nothing to do with the people’s vote and trust that they’ve invested from which they have been realizing zero return.

        Dominica is a small and very poor country and we need to find ways to conserve our scarce resources. Why is the government asking public officers to make a sacrifice and endure the one percent being offered and those in authority is doing nothing to help conserve spending?

        Skerrit is going up and down the place too much, he and his ministers and some of the useless traveling officers. There is work to be done, serious brain storming needs to be done to come up with creative ways to grow the economy. Dominica has great intellect and creativity, let’s harness that to do something meaningful with our country and stop fooling the people with all those abstract superficial things that only sounds good to the ears.

        Now go ahead and rubbish that to O-Gell. I guess this is the new in-thing…”rubbishing”

  34. November 28, 2012

    everything 4 them fellas is an issue what spag,eddo,run green and the others doin to help dominica is all of us country is not skerrit country

    • T
      November 28, 2012

      What Skerritand the rest of the cabal doing? You know what? Fulling their pockets.We are now living in one of the poorest country in the Caribbean. This is due to the bad and wicked leadership we hav gotten from these people.They have destroyed everything in their path… POOR YOU. Are you a Red Clinic boy/girl?

  35. November 28, 2012

    is government ministers alone that gettin travellin allowance there are persons that are not government ministers such as Ps,Directors,chief of department and other government workers who travel on state buisness and they get travel alowance what is the opposition point when they were in office is there personal funds they use to use to do government work.grow up little boy U.W.P stop cryin who beat u guys.Skerro i will told him stop beatin all u.

  36. Dominican Man
    November 28, 2012

    Now tell us how many times you invited a dignitary to your suite.

    The way public officers travel create incentives for them to do a lot of travelling. It is an open secret that part of their compensation is suplimented by their travel allowance.

    I have a close relative who relocated to take up a position in Dominica. But for the fact that his income would be topped up by his travel allowance, he would not have taken the job. His base salary was much more where he was previously employed. Not even the PM believes what he said.

    These officers should be compensated for actual expenses and their supervisors should review the expenses before signing off on them. I travel extensively and that is how it is done. I submit my expense report monthly, accompanied by receipts for hotels, airfare, car rentals, meals, entertaining clients, mileage etc. I do not get a penny for money I don’t spend. I travel if I have to; not to top up my salary.

  37. Anonymous
    November 28, 2012

    But thats easy to find out. Its all public record. Opposition instead of just talk talk talk produce a graph of statistical facts of government allowances over the past 30 years. The figures are all there.

    • R
      November 29, 2012

      thank you. its public info. bring out. they just talking…

  38. ?????????????
    November 28, 2012

    Remember he has also rubbished our Constitution! So what else he won’t rubbish.

  39. Frank
    November 28, 2012

    Skerrit who paid for your knee surgey in Havanna?

  40. Poor malawais
    November 28, 2012

    So civil servants must sacrifice whereas the PM has $100 U
    S to spend a day. So SKERRIT when you spend $200 US you saying that the extra 100 comes from your pocket. What about the many many times you did not consume $100 US worth of food. Do you give that money back? Honestly
    So if you are allowed $125 US for out ofpocketexpensesyou still owe the state $25.00 US if you order a $200 US dinner or banquet.

  41. Duh
    November 28, 2012

    Who pays for the yearly checkup. The last time I did a checkup it cost me a few thousand dollars. So in addition to the 50% raise the government ministers have a paid yearly medical checkup. Civil servants ave zip.

    • Reader
      November 28, 2012

      Ummm … a check up cost you a few thousand dollars?? Ah wah. That had to be your first one in 60 years. Maybe all your parts falling down.

      • November 28, 2012

        Very funny. My parts are in order. By your comment i can tell that you haven’t had a checkup. I suggest that you do.

    • Nonsense
      November 28, 2012

      nonsense you talkin. being in government has to have perks for the ministers too. what yall think is your literal servants? do you all think yall could do half the work these ppl have to do? smh

      • T
        November 28, 2012

        @ Mr NONSENSE Don’t burst any blood vessel in your big and ugly head for these corrupt leaders Mr NOnsense. Take it easy. Think these people bother with you Mr Nonsense. ONly about thier pockests… Are you picking crumbs, and feeling satisfied? Well many of us are not Mr NONSENSE.

  42. CYRIL FRANCIS
    November 28, 2012

    to be a presedent of the S. S. A. you have to show the people you did not come there for the money;if you know you hanen got money stay your self at home and live poltic alone , poor people should not runing a country . stay at home . not because you can buy a few votes , STOP the coments and for the love of your country do the right thing and stop beging there are some who work the same 8 hour as you and cannot pay there rent . so if the money is not enought take a back seat , then you will see what you miss

    • ???
      November 29, 2012

      @ Cyril Francis, poor people shouldn’t be in politics but people who can’t spell and skipped out on hooked on PHONICS shouldn’t be on DNO telling others what to do either especially when the only thing they can spell is the name! HUSH

  43. Joe
    November 28, 2012

    UWP Parliamentarians are a real dissappointment boss!!!

    Imagine 2 queastions alone both by Norris Prevost, then all the BS they asking as follow-ups is a real shame… These guys nah ready yet and it is a real shame that our main opposition is so weak, it tells us that they spend way too much time digging and trying to destroy Roosevelt Skerrit and taking everything to Court…

  44. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    November 28, 2012

    But with all those overseas trips what the heck does the country benefit from? Things are becoming increasingly harder for the ordinary man/women and these imposters are always out of state… But remember this is a man who told Dominicans NO Law Not Even the Constitution Can Stop Him.
    A Country gets the government it permits.

  45. sayodityodit
    November 28, 2012

    Alrighty then. And that was said!

  46. LOL
    November 28, 2012

    My Prime Minister stays in suites!!!! How much does these suites cost????

    • Lance
      November 29, 2012

      all you not easy eh, what’s the big deal if he stays in a suite. I would hate to know that my PM was in just a little room while other ministers in suite. There is no issue here. NOn whatsoever.

      • 1979
        November 29, 2012

        leadership is an innate quality in Some..

        maybe your PM should exemplify to you how a little HUMILITY does not hurt… Then your BIG EGO will make you see that being in a little room will not detract from your GREATNESS….

        so some of you FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLS like to keep up with the jones’s and Bite what allu darn well know yall cannot chew..

        CHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  47. me
    November 28, 2012

    bla bla bla bla bla the man cant tell the truth so whats the point of asking him question like that….lets talk about the amount of crime and murder going on in DA, i lock every door and window now even when we home, how things change wee…..

    • me2
      November 29, 2012

      and that is what they call the next level.

  48. Anonymous
    November 28, 2012

    I wonder if that question from the opposition is what they use to do when they were in government.

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