PM says John shunned attempts at consultation

John (left), Skerrit

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has rejected claims by Opposition Leader Hector John that the prime minister failed to consult him on the appointment of Acting Police Commissioner Daniel Carbon.

According to PM Skerrit, his attempts at consultation were shunned by the opposition leader.

“He has to rise to the occasion.  If the prime minister calls you as leader of the opposition at 10 o’clock on Thursday and ask that you come to see him at 12 o’clock the following day,  you say you too busy?” the prime minister explained to DNO, suggesting that his efforts to consult Opposition Leader John were not afforded the priority the Salisbury MP should have given to that initiative.

The prime minister said John indicated that he was busy “with a lot of things and would get back to us”.

The prime minister said his office kept trying to reach the opposition leader, and he decided to write to John when the initial attempt to consult failed to materialise.

“We called several times, and he said he was busy – the prime minister is calling you you are telling him you busy,” PM Skerrit queried.

John on Monday alleged that the prime minister had again ignored the constitution by failing to consult him on the appointment of the acting police chief.

John said outgoing Commissioner Carrette’s departure has seen the prime minister giving the green light to Daniel Carbon to act in the post without engaging in the necessary consultation with the leader of the opposition.

Hector John insists he was not properly consulted.

PM Skerrit has suggested that the consultation process was not undertaken as it should have been because of John’s failure to respond to the official gestures made to him on the matter.

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210 Comments

  1. brinsley
    July 16, 2012

    I am not blind, we have no opposition!

    • a whole
      July 16, 2012

      Well if we do, I think they should be trying to get America to invade by now, with the kinds of accusation being hurled @ the Prime Minister, after all it sounds like treason, where is your reason Mr. John. You must be available to the Prime Minister @ normal working hours, and stop being so busy all the time, doing nothing.

  2. brinsley
    July 16, 2012

    Hector John attempts once again to filerbustre the prime Minister, but he must forget the American political tactics taught to him @ Monroe and get along with the Prime Minister to move the country forward.
    Well instead of trying to filerbustre, which has no place in our British style politics.
    Ihave a dream, that John will never become the Prime Minister unless he starts acting prudently. Come on, get of the bus stopping gossip trail and move your body when necessary, stop being manipulated by overwise fellass like Count James.

  3. The truth
    July 14, 2012

    Hector John in my opinion knew that whatever the pm had to say to him was obviously important. You’re not friends so the fact that he is even calling should indicate the importance of making contact. In such a case one should make an exception. On the other hand the pm has to chill and realise that the man is busy too and could find a way to communicate that electronically to leave some form of evidence to say he informed the man of the matter and gave him time to respond. You cannot just call and people come running, you don’t know the man circumstances. Overall, I think hector did try to push him to a side and avoid him but had he sent an email he could have done himself favours and say look, hear is the proof that hector refuse to contact me. I don’t get these grown men, running a country. Ever heard of teleconferencing? If you cannot afford that Skype is free! Stop the petty political nonsense, after all, we are the ones paying for you all faux pas

  4. zuma
    July 13, 2012

    Please allow me to comment. I am beginning to get the impression that this is a lovers affair. sorry , but Hector John and the PM going back and forth is like 2 femme deba according to local patios. you do this i do this and again and again the record stick unblock it . come on hector pleaSe just grow up and act responsibly.

  5. DA4real
    July 13, 2012

    Well this is one if the guys in the UWP who decided thy would not attend parliament to represent the people so it is likely that he did not want to consult with PM therefore PM’s option was to inform.

  6. poe-ki-toe
    July 13, 2012

    The leader of the country calls you on an important matter and you claim you to busy? Busy doing what? Planting fig? stupes and then you actually expect anybody to take you seriously? I voted Skerrit twice and I regret but if I had to vote again I spoiling my ballot rather than vote for Hector John and the UWP because is nonsense they doing. There are times when one has to put aside their political diffrences and work together for a common good, even Skerrit know that, so why Spags just opposing for opposing sake? He die nuh? stupes

  7. dominican
    July 13, 2012

    Mr. John acts like he is still in kindergarden. Opposition in this case does mean to oppose or to do the opposite but rather to represent the people who appointed you into office as “a party” who did not get the majority of the votes. You are appointed to do the people’s will and to govern, finding ways to improve their standard of living.

    • Al
      July 13, 2012

      The thing is . Ron and Edison looking at heSkaggs like a real fool . This man is a real embarrassment to Dominican politics. Shame shame…. Where are all the educated people Salisbury have .

  8. HaHa
    July 12, 2012

    Labor In NY!!! I voting Labor arh-gain !!!! Bring it on Spaggs.

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      July 14, 2012

      Guess after you get your free round trip ticket –right

  9. July 12, 2012

    Win ,Loose, or draw, and regardless of what we say we all drink the cool aide look at responses to political in fighting, “ARE WE THERE YET?

  10. pshhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!
    July 12, 2012

    let skerrit fool allu still :lol: …not me he selling thou…now alone he find to come and say he inform john….oh plzzz…guess he had to consult with his boss tony for the perfect excuse yet again…..man get a life and give dominica back to its pple….do what u want and then give pple a bunch of cork n bull….dont u worry Jah aint a police…time will tell and dominica will belong to its rightful own “its people” God Bless Dominica and its people….

  11. Joshua D.T. Drigo
    July 12, 2012

    Spags and his UWP fell on their own sword again.They did not recognise Carette when he was appointed, they do not recognise the “French Man”, they do not recognise our Parliament; there is nothing that this Government does that the opposition recogiise, so why do they moan and groan about what the PM and the Government does and why should expect the PM to “consult” with them about anything. The opposition has shot themselves in the feet for the ninety-ninth time.

    • Anonymous
      July 12, 2012

      Why can’t yoiu blame the government you so love for flagrantly violating the constitution? ZIs your head made of stone.It’s not Spaggs who did it. ITS SKERRIT. Your God!

    • Gwen coco
      July 12, 2012

      Joshua what happen to your young freedom movement. Hypocrite

      • Anonymous
        July 15, 2012

        like everything else in DA. Gone. But I must say they were young intelligent and respectful people like their leader the late great Dame Eugenia Charles and most of them are a success today.

    • tactical
      July 13, 2012

      And you shootng yourslf I wonder where missing the point – it is not about UWP it is about pinciple it is about our constituton but then again for people like you love Skerrit so much that whatever he does even if it is wrong it is not he is the UWP or the opposiion to be blame – people with no balls..what a hame.

      • dominican
        July 15, 2012

        Hector you need to grow up.I would like to know if these politicians really care about Dominica or their pockets.Something like that is so important if you hard something to do that day , then you shedule a time to meet the pm.You busy so ask him when is his next available time or give him your. thats if hector have a monthly planner. Man you are just showing us how ignorant and imature you are.Grow up.

  12. Pedro
    July 12, 2012

    Skerit would like to eliminate the Opposition to achieve his goal of ” A ONE PARTY COMMUNIST STATE”

    • stupes
      July 13, 2012

      But is fool the opposition doing

    • My Say
      July 13, 2012

      stypid Pedro…U cannot eliminate the opposition when there is not one….

    • b
      July 16, 2012

      Pedro, are you from Dominican Republic, seems so.

  13. Roz
    July 12, 2012

    It appears our constitution was written in a time when some level of mutual respect and understanding between top political heads was expected. That seems not the case today. Post of top cop (acting or not) is a serious state matter. Both leaders acting like is a peeing contest…who can pee the furthest. Sad thing, we the public getting pee’d on.

    Consult

    1. to seek advice or information from; ask guidance from: eg Consult your lawyer before signing the contract.

    2. to refer to for information: Consult your dictionary for the spelling of the word.

    3. to have regard for (a person’s interest, convenience, etc.) in making plans.

  14. Anonymous
    July 12, 2012

    The PM call you and you said that you are to busy.who the PM think he is God? When the master call, you just have to run like a puppy and say master, HERE AM I. This is totally nonsense and out of place. When he called, did he indicate the urgency of the matter and what was it all about. I am sure if he did, Mr John would have taken the time to meet and discuss with hiM. This man thinks when he calls you must put aside all what you are doing and attend to him like he is THE MASTER OF THIS COUNTRY. We have only one MASTER IN THIS LAND AND THAT IS NOT SKERRIT. Next time illegal PM, come better than that and stop STOP BEING THE AUTOCRATIC LEADER THAT YOU ARE OK.

    • Anonymous
      July 13, 2012

      well said!

    • Marlpardee
      July 14, 2012

      I second that!

  15. D'can By Marriage
    July 12, 2012

    Here is my take on this issue. The opposition in my view is part of the arm of government. If that wasn’t so the PM didn’t need to consult him. I do also believe that the Opposition Leader is the Head of the Public Accounts Committee and thus give them some weight in how DA is govern. I also do believe that Mr John was well aware that the tenure of Commissioner of Police was coming to an end. He could have gotten a head start on the Hon. PM and write to him with a copy to the President and enquire from the PM or even suggest some potential candidates for the Job of Commissioner,in this way he would have had alot more weight and would expose the Hon. PM to be a vindictive person who really don’t have the best interest of DA and its citizens at heart. He Hector John would then take that letter as evidence that he reached out (first) and we the electorate red or blue will see the PM for what e really is..Instead he waited till Skerritt out manoeuvred him again now he crying like a baby.. And for those of you who are so hung up on following due process every politician wants a leg up on the other so they will do or say what it takes to either bring them down or keep them down. When you are in the offices of Government a bit of dictatorship and clever twisting becomes the norm..It happens all over the world. Look at Government leaks on policies in Britain and the U.S. Politicians will do whatever it takes to keep ahead of the competition.
    Hector have you ever wondered why UWP membership bypass you and re-elect pensioner James back as leader. Think long and hard about it.
    .

    • Pure Skite.
      July 12, 2012

      You have it all wrong. You are opposed to the Dominica constitution.
      You last sentence is a pure lie. Hector has been opposition leader; Eddison James replaced Ron Green as political leader. You must get the facts first, learn the law and the constitution before .

    • RubbishUtered
      July 12, 2012

      You seem to put every thing back to front, upside down and inside out. You do not know protocol.
      Your last statement is a complete lie; Hon Eddidon James replaced Hon Ron Green as political leader. Hon John has been Opposition leader.

      Is that how you are showing your gratitude for being made a Dominican?

    • tactical
      July 12, 2012

      Bro you make no sense – the onus is not on Hector John – no twist no excuse can justify this outrageous action by Skerrit jump high jump low;he did 5 years ago when the Cab sec theb Mr. Gregoire came with the same kind of excuse when Carrette appointment was rushed when Hobbes Johnbaptiste the acting commissioner was about to return from leave – so Skerrit has set a precedence for disrespecting the people the constitution and the president- so please ,,,

      Then you speak of the happenings in DA is no different from the UK and the USA I challenge you to say differently that if OBAMA in the US or Cameron in the UK stood up to say that no law no constitution could stop them from doing so and so would they be still in power; they would be impreached long time; could the PM in London or the President of the USA say to the president or the Congress that he consulted with the opposition leader and in the same breath tell the public that there was no consultation with the opposition- let me hear you – it is highly impossible so please do not compare what is happening in Dominica with what is happening in the US or the UK, SO STOP BSing DOMINICANS.

  16. Petra
    July 12, 2012

    They say PM doh want to stand down Opp leader refuse to rise up, one lying dry and one facebooking all day wat a ting in dis place

  17. 2 much drama
    July 12, 2012

    Carbon supports lie detector test for police.

    https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/economy-development/carbon-supports-lie-detector-tests-for-police/

    Let’s see who lying, PM or Spaggs :-P :-P :-P

  18. lol
    July 12, 2012

    Seriously my people, is Spaggs the person we want to take us into the robot age after 2014? Lol poor us. This is not a laughing matter but helas wi. lol

  19. bs frustrating
    July 12, 2012

    Whether or not we think the notice was short or ought to be in writing, this was an ideal opportunity for Spaggs to act and take on Skerrit on the matter.

    Dominicans should not be here on DNO or radio guessing what should or should not be done? He is the d**** leader, that is for him to know.

    He could have demanded something in writing, boldly disagree with Skerritt’s short notice like a man, ask to delay the decision or meeting. He did NONE of these. He said he had no time!
    We can play politics if we want but that is pure children maylay and nonsense.

    • Wolpa
      July 12, 2012

      You are doing just what you opposed in the second paagraph. He he he,

    • tactical
      July 12, 2012

      Here we go Again makimg excuses for Skerrit so why Skerrit could not have been the man and say you know what ok lets do that on Monday – I would invite John for a glass of wine over the weekend talk about it and voila we have our commissioner on Monday – all u so called educated people just lacking common sense- what was the hurry and why is Spraggs the victim for what is clearly a total disregard by skerrit for procedure as defined by our constitution – shame shame shame.ar

    • Papa Dom
      July 13, 2012

      When did Mr. John say that he had no time? I believe skerritt is the one who has been caught with his pants down. He expected Hector to say that he was too busy, so that he could come to the public and state the the opposition not interested in the nation’s business, never did he factor in that these days, smart phones are just dat,SMART. So where as he has no way of instantly showing when the call/s were made to Mr. John, Mr.John on the other hand can do just that and say here is when I was call and when I called back. My guess is that had Hector made himself available, skerritt would have kept him waiting for an hour or two and if Hector says look I have another appointment so I have to leave he would then come up with the same no time for the nation’s business story. How am I able to say all this?

      • bs frustrating
        July 13, 2012

        I have bills to pay. Really not giving myself headache over what who say to who. We here arguing Spags say nothing yet? He will week after. Yall fail to see is pure bs that going on in Dca. We complaining about the government but we dont want to admit that the opp leader doing nonsense too. The opp needs to pull up its socks esp. the leader.

  20. Andrea
    July 12, 2012

    People are making all sorts of excuses for the manner in which the invitation was extended. In my humble opinion, I believe that most logical persons would prefer to be told in advanced in the event they wanted to meet with personal advisers before attending such important meeting. It was not a meeting to discuss a fundraising event or picnic by the beach. We have to understand that invitations are done on paper and in advance.

    Even at work, every little meeting and memo is done on paper. This is how the culture is set up, we make excuse when we like someone and dismiss the other if we do not like them. There is nothing to like or dislike here. Look at the situation and see what you as a person would have preferred.

    If Hector John was viewed as someone who should have been respected the office of the PM would have extended an invitation at the time the idea was being discussed. Basically, what I deduced from this is that, the opposition is seen as a non-entity and was treated as such.

    If as person call me to tell me that they are getting married tomorrow and they want me there, I think I would have a hard time attending.

    It could have been an over sight as well on the PMs part. But I think that encouraging such practice is not a good idea.

    Let brotherly love continue. We love our PM, we love our Hector. Lets just do things right and respect each other.

  21. WORKERS PARTY
    July 12, 2012

    THE PM PAYS HIM HE SHOULD ATTEND TO THE REQUEST.

  22. Anonymous
    July 12, 2012

    I would like one or two of the impartial members of the legal profession to please come out and educate me (and maybe others interested in being educated) on this matter of consult and inform. I don’t want to point fingers with regards to who was right or wrong before I fully understand how this works.

    Thank you!

  23. Anonymous
    July 12, 2012

    When is it ever going to stop? These grown men need to grow up and do what they were elected to do.

  24. Dorival John
    July 12, 2012

    To continue this……the constitution mandates that the PM consults with the leader of the opposition on appointment of a top cop, however the same constitution did not specify the way the consultation should be done. It did not say the leader of the opposition should be consulted within the confines of a face to face meeting, over lunch, over the phone, by email, by snail mail…etc….etc….

    Maybe the constitution, in all its wisdom, left it to the PM to determine the channel for consulting the leader of the opposition.

    I consult my co-workers by phone, BBM, even Facebook chat, all the time.

    Hahahahahahahaahahaha

  25. yes i
    July 12, 2012

    entertainment to the max!!!!!

  26. I AN I
    July 12, 2012

    THAT SOUND LIKE RUM SHOP TALK. I HAVE NO TIME FOR FELLAS THATS HIGH ON MONGAY AND BWA BANDE’

  27. PROF. WIKILEAKS
    July 12, 2012

    Check this links out people and judge for yourselves

    https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/politics/uwp-will-not-recognize-carrette-as-police-chief-john/

    https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/politics/opposition-boycott-will-not-hinder-public-service-appointments-prime-minister-says/

    https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/politics/john-accuses-pm-of-ignoring-constitution/

    Do we see a pattern here.

    The UWP has to create enuff confusion and “daybah” to stay relevant.

    I think numerous attempts were made to get Spags in for some consultation but he remained true to form. I love this guy as opposition leader.

    So after numerous attampts were made, the PM sent a letter saying that I am notifying you of who is acting Police Chief

    Daniel Carbon

    End of Story

    • July 12, 2012

      crap

      the PM violated the constitution…in the AM

    • loner
      July 12, 2012

      lets see what happens in september.

    • Papa Dom
      July 13, 2012

      Each one of us chooses to believe what or who we want to believe. I believe Mr. John when he said that all he requested was written confirmation of the invitation to meet with skerritt and the timing and purpose of that meeting. What he received as a response to that request was a letter informing him of what skerritt had “already” done. There is no mention in that letter of the date and time of the meeting being alluded to.
      Now let us for the time being accept that Mr. John said that he was too busy or that he could not have been able to meet at the time “stipulated” by skerritt, what then should have been the next step/s? Surely it should not have been a letter saying that “you are informed” and even in the event that it is, the letter should state why that approach is being adopted. So if you believe that numerous attempts were made to reach Mr. John, then surely that should have been mentioned in the letter, don’t you think?
      Everything which skerritt says and does is designed to boost his ego and prove to the world that he is well loved by “his people”. His only interest is in creating a spirit of political tribalism in Dominica so that he can continue to rule for his selfish motive but it is little surprise that he gets away with it. Having persons like you in his corner, intelligent enough to understand the issues but willing and able to misinform the public is a great help.

  28. Not a herd follower
    July 12, 2012

    Skerrit just cannot set up appointment at his convenience only. He has to give the Leader of Opposition respect. Then, both parties should be mature enough to set a date convenient to both. It cannot be ”my way or no other way.”

    • I and I
      July 12, 2012

      IS NOT FIRST TIME HECTOR TRYING THAT .He trying to play big…WELL IF HE BIG,THE PM BIGGER…case close.

  29. new yorker the Bronx
    July 12, 2012

    DNO, i want to play devil’s advocate, had the President of the United States call the Hon. Hector John on short notice to meet with him on a visit to Dominica, would he tell the president of the united states that you was too busy??

    • PROF. WIKILEAKS
      July 12, 2012

      Nice one

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        July 12, 2012

        No Prof. I would excuse New yorker the Bronx as he/she clearly stated that it was meant to be devils advocate but I am disappointed –not surprised that you endorse the notion implied in such a foolish and nonsensical question. In any event, the question is mixing apples with oranges.

        The President of the United States would not put a call to see the Leader of the Senate or Congress to discuss a Constitutional appointment on such short notice. The nature of politics in a developed society demands that the President engage in more tact and follow protocol in dealing with his fellow public officials in a more professional respectful manner, especially when dealing with matters of the Constitution;

        If the President of the US were call the Hon. Hector John on short notice to meet with him on a visit to Dominica, that trip would have been planned long in advance and an appointment would have been made with all security arrangements in place with regard to the place time and agenda for the meeting. It would have to be a real emergency situation to be invited to such a meeting. This is not the case here. Even so- since the US president is travelling, if for some mishap a meeting was not planned and scheduled, it would be anyone’s honour to meet on short notice as a courtesy call- not to discuss Constitutional appointments.

        But let’s deal with the facts – it is unreasonable and rude that the PM were to request an audience with Mr. John in such short notice. Everyone knew that Mr. Carete’s retirement was drawing nigh. The cab Sec and Mr. Skerrit played a clever political game and admittedly they won. Mr. John was outsmarted. However, as the intelligent person that you are, you should not support such conduct. We are talking about our Constitution for god sake. It ought not matter whether it was done by others before. We need to evolve and progress as people. Enough of this nonsense!.

      • PROF. WIKILEAKS
        July 12, 2012

        Roseau Valley, as lon as the uwp operates with so much hate and anger you all will always be found in the same position all the time.

        You need to stop and start listening to yourselves and maybe just maybe you will undestand what I am talking about.

        Remember the uwp said they will not recognize Carrette…why the hatred, why the anger.

        Now Daniel Carbon….alas papa bondieu…help me with the song nuh…workers…yo ka tombay fou tous par tous

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        July 13, 2012

        Prof. Whether we speak of recognition of Carette or Carbon, the individuals in question may change but the facts, evidence and applicable rules of law remain the same.

        Respect for the Constitution and laws
        Proper procedure and protocol
        Respect for the Office of the Leader of Opposition
        Transparency and accountability
        Acting in a mature and responsible manner etc. etc.

    • T
      July 12, 2012

      Yes he should if the reason is to appoint a new POlice Commissioner. So you are off already.YOu all Skerrit people have been fooled by Skerrit so much that all you hardly write sense.

    • Anonymous
      July 12, 2012

      Very good question!

    • yep
      July 12, 2012

      Hector John DID NOT SAY he was too busy.

      He asked that the request be put in writing, which was the correct thing to do.

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        July 12, 2012

        This seems very reasonable, practical. And appropriate. In fact, this is precisely what should have been done. An appointment should have been scheduled with the Leader of Opposition in advance of the retirement date of Mr. Carete.- All of this unnecessary fiasco would have been avoided. You are so correct

    • Andrea
      July 12, 2012

      The president of the USA would never do that that. He would do the honorable thing and ask to meet at least 2 weeks in advance. If it were a crisis situation then a last minute invitation could be accepted.

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        July 12, 2012

        You are so correct. I think this is such a foolish question under the circumstances

    • frenz
      July 12, 2012

      What ? Seriously ??????. Allah all you go to America and still remain ignorant

    • Malatete
      July 12, 2012

      1) The President of the U.S.A. would have given his opposite number fair notice.
      2) With all the imagination the world Roosevelt Skerrit is not Barak Obama.Furthermore, he is not the President of Dominica but its P.M. In comparison with the U.S.A. we are but a flea-bite and our politics parochial. Skerrit could have picked up the phone any time, well ahead of that appointment and asked John to meet for a discussion at a convenient time for them both, well ahead of the deadline. That would have been the sensibnle thing to do rather than having an undignified public spat now.
      3) Since Skerrit did not speak directlty to John on the subkject the allegation that the latter was too busy can only have been conveyed through a third source, if at all, and therefore is hearsay.

      I truly wish this could have been handles in a more mature manner instead of having this argument spread out globally to the discredit of our country.

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        July 12, 2012

        I wish we had more bloggers expressing that point of view. The Labour Party is paying people to monitor DNO and the Dominican.net and to give thumbs down to anyone who express a view in support of the UWP or against the DLP. Supporters UWP, the good name of Dominica, the Constitution and our laws must be encouraged to log on to these websites to voice their concerns and give thumbs up to comments like this. You do a great job as a member of the PVP on DNO. Thank you
        Like you I wish this was handled differently. Let’s keep hoping for change.

      • kakarat
        July 13, 2012

        Roseau Valley, it is ok to make this comment, but what evidence can you provide to convince me that this is so?

    • MARI- GO- TO
      July 12, 2012

      new yorker the bronx: 1. if the President comes to Dominica Mr John would be recognized as the leader of the opposition and would be treated as such . it is time that the the Prime Minister of Dominica start acting like a grown man and stop playing childish games.

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        July 12, 2012

        I cannot but agree with you. Very good point. Tell them.

  30. JP121
    July 12, 2012

    This is the concerned I have with Lennox Linton. I see him as a disgruntled citizen more than a concerned one. You mean you’re investigative journalist, and you never mentioned on your show last Saturday that the PM did reach out to spaggs to consult about the COP position! Now, I have to believe that you deliberately left that important piece of information out to suit your audience because to think the alternative option of spaggs not telling you and you not being able to figure that out using simple investigative techniques is to say the least , a disservice to the profession. After all, my grandmother at 92 would be able to tell that spaggs is full for faeces and surely take him to the cleaners.

    • GOM
      July 12, 2012

      Another brainless one. It’s holiday time, go to Summer School. Go to the Red Clinic on your Knees,Stretch your Hands, call the PM God,take the $25.00 and go and purchase a brain,or half a brain at NEFA OR LYNDHURST.Then you will have a little bit of sense to understand. This is not a Lennox Linton issue it is a PM Skerrit issue.Lennos seem to a thorn in your flesh,and that of the PM. That’s why instead of concentrating on matters of state, you and the PM concentrate on Lennox, while the country is plunging to hell.
      The PM disrespected the constitution, but this seem to be too bitter a pill for you to swallow. Instead you are writing crap… Didn’t you know that is how the country’s leader you call your God operate?

      • .
        July 12, 2012

        @GOM … Wow! Wow! Wow!

      • I and I
        July 12, 2012

        GOM,YOU FULL OF ..LENNOX CAN BE YOU ALL king,master,what the hell you all take him to be.Once someone talk of the PM you all are upset;WHY? I’VE NEVER HEARD LENNOX ON HIS TALK SHOW TELL YOU ALL THAT HE IS NOT A king,master or what.He acknowledges that he is king and master and fells great. Lennox and you concentrate more on Skerrit because of jealousy and hate and pretending you all care so much..Lennox mission is to see the downfall of Skerrit;but tell him he lie..WE THE MASSIS PUT HIM THERE WHEN WE ARE READY WE WILL TAKE HIM OUT.

    • yep
      July 12, 2012

      DNO how can you allow this garbage and block others out?

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      July 12, 2012

      Whereas I do not support your attack on Lennox, I actually think you are making a valid point, provided that Lennox knew the facts which have now been revealed. I too was taken off guard by the half truth statement of Mr. John. Perhaps Lennox did not mention that the PM did reach out to Mr. John “to consult” with Mr. John because he was not aware of that I do not think Mr. Linton deliberately left out anything. If anyone left out something it would be Mr. John and even I cannot forgive him for that just yet. I simply do not like that behaviour. regardless who does it. So please do not unnecessarily attack Mr. Linton

  31. En Ba La
    July 12, 2012

    DNO where is my comment. are you ANTI-me

  32. Elsa
    July 12, 2012

    Even if Skerrit had appointed God the opposition would oppose that’sjust the way it is. Carbon is a thoughtful, intelligent guy who can get the job done. Reserved but yet firm. Plus he is a no drama kind of guy. Let’s see how Carbon performs then judge. Enough with the politics. He is qualified!!

    • Tiger
      July 12, 2012

      Are you having a problem with basic comprehension? Where did you see Hector John complain about the person who was appointed? He is complaining about the process.

      • Elsa
        July 12, 2012

        Oh yes i understan clearly. You see Hector c :twisted: annot find a legitimate reason to attack Carbon so he must find a bogus reason to attack Skerrit himself. Give me a break! Like I said its the job of the opposition to oppose. Now guess what Carbon i is the new chief …..deal with it!!!

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        July 12, 2012

        It is unbelievable the garbage people internalize and write. No one has yet complained about Mr. Carbon’s appointment per se. The discussion is one the process people. Come on. Don’t display your ignorance in support of your King Skerrit.

    • JIM
      July 12, 2012

      @ Elsa. You are so political, that you can’t even reason… Why you all Skerrites (not Labourites),cannot call a spade a spade. Say to all you God (Skerrit)enough of the disrespecting of our Supreme Law, the CONSTITUTION.
      STOP MAKING YOURSELF A FOOL!

      • Elsa
        July 13, 2012

        @Jim and u r not political?? Come on. What was Skerrit supposed to-do? Remember Hector John was playing hardball meaning he was refusing to meet the PM halfway. like I said before the opposition is there to oppose that’s just the way it is Why do u think Hector refused to meet the PM?? IT’S because he had nothing on Carbon and he had to find something to accuse Skerrit of……it was all a plan. By refusing to meet he gave the PM no choice but to inform him who the new chief is…..Carbon……deal with it.

  33. hmm
    July 12, 2012

    Were all the calls on the same day?

    If he was too busy to go to a meeting the next day, why not talk on the phone and set a date.

    It is the norm to arrange meetings over the phone and then confimr via email or letter.

    Our law office does it all the time with opposing counsel.

    I do not get the big deal to say – here’s when i’m available, can we meet then, and after, please confirm with an email or letter.

    Cha…them little boys acting like young girls now

    • JIM
      July 12, 2012

      The leader of the opposition should have been contacted in a written form. This was not an emergency. Spaggs John should not even take the call.

      • yep
        July 12, 2012

        exactly

        everything is upside down inside out

  34. En Ba La
    July 12, 2012

    This is GROSS DISRESPECT. You did NOT VALUE Mr. John’s input. This whole RASH BRASH TYPE of leadership is getting us nowhere. Dominicans will see one day.

    The 2-year old mentality IS NOW OR NEVER – I WANT IT NOW.

    Something as important as this YOU GIVE PEOPLE TIME TO RESPOND. The time given to meet Mr. John is barely enough time for the man to respond.

    “If the prime minister calls you as leader of the opposition at 10 o’clock on Thursday and ask that you come to see him at 12 o’clock the following day…”

  35. A Voice
    July 12, 2012

    Boss that is just pure crap that going on there. I am in no way taking Skerrit’s side, but you are the Opposition Leader, if the Prime Minister calls you for a meeting on something of national importance, then you make the time and go, period.

    That doesn’t mean that you don’t go there skeptical and/or ready to fight and oppose, but you go because it is a matter of national importance and you represent the people. How can you be too busy to do the people’s work that you was elected to and swore an oath to do?

    You have the right to disrespect the PM how you want, that is your personal choice, but on matters of national importance all this flies through the window and you put the people’s business first. Likewise the Prime Minister has to do the same. It would be blatant disrespect and betrayal of his office for the PM to refuse to see you on issues of national importance.

    You guys are the political leaders of the country and this have to come first before any showmanship and grand standing. The people of Dominica should demand no less…

  36. Jacky Chan
    July 12, 2012

    This is just a he say she say childish coming from those so called leaders. What is interesting here is the blatant display of two individual who are both not suited for the position they hold in our country. Clearly Spags does not have the confidence, charisma and experience to lead the opposition in Dominica that is not to say that he cannot be a good public servant in government matters. With regards to the PM I have always held that this back door experiment conducted by the people who know themselves ( a number of them from Portsmouth) to place Roosevelt as Leader and PM was and continue to remain the biggest booboo in our history. Roosvelt never was and will never be a leader; it is obvious that Roosevelt even after 13 years does not understand the fundamentals for good management. The matter of selecting a top COP cannot be so difficult so much so that people have to be making petty excuses. A ministry and also a cabinet with so many people and resources could not even deliver a timely communication to one man in the opposition – got to be kidding. This speaks volume – it tells us about the machinery of this administration- broken bearings, leaking oil seals, over heating engine block and burning a lot of expensive gas and emitting toxicity.

    The bottom line is that the PM has disrespected the opposition leader in the past with regards to the selection of Top COP so it is no surprise that we are faced with the same situation regarding the selection of the new top COP. What is most intriguing to me though is the fact that the PM was quick to publically defend his action on an issue which I consider not that relevant simply because the final say in the matter would be that of the PM whether or not Hector would oppose. On the matter whether the PM signed the ALBA agreement for the expulsion of USAID the PM choose to remain silent. Instead he allowed his hench man Tony and the deceitful ambassador A to contradict each other and confuse the nation. th I am begging the PM to address the nation on that issue – In fact I dare you Mr PM to come tell us the truth or must I say a lie.
    He also chose to respond publically to Arthie’s suggestion that the the VAT should be eliminated. What a joke he doesn’t have time for rum shop talk and idle talking yet he jumps into mud slinging when he thinks he can afford a few splashes on his face.

    Note though this is a man that read a speech written for him stating that the country needs to dialogue. Let us Dialogue MR PM on the ALBA / USAID fiasco. Come dialogue but may I warn you that you never know what documents are out there.

  37. Anonymous
    July 12, 2012

    Please people, Mr John did not say he was not willing to meet with the PM. He asked that “the request to meet” be put in writing. Instead of receiving “the request to meet” in writing, he received an information letter. Even when my boss ask me to do things at work verbally, I ask her to “please send me an email on that”.

    Dear Mr John,
    You are cordially invited to a meeting with the PM.
    Date: July…..
    Time: 12.00 noon
    Place: Davo’s Bar
    Re: So we can have a beer or two..

    Looking forward to toasting with you.

    Sincerely

    …………………
    Signature of the PM or CAB SEC.

    Reply:
    Thanks for the invitation; however, since I do not drink beers I will pass on this one. How about we reschedule on August Monday at Pizza Hut?

    Regards

    …………….
    Hector/Spags John

    How simple is that?

  38. hehehehehe
    July 12, 2012

    I have read most of the comments here and i think we all missing a crucial point that was NEVER brought up!!!
    In my limited knowledge of proper procedures within the Government i might be wrong But i was thinking that if the P.M is going to consult on a new Police Commisioner…shouldnt the Opposition Leader given the files of the Officers selected to analize their strengths,weaknesses and come up with the one that is most qualified and/or suitable for the job????
    I do not see how that could be done hours before the decision was to be made public.
    And i think we need a new political party in Dominica cause these guys are not serious…NONE OF THEM!!!!!

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      July 12, 2012

      This is brilliant point indeed. If you wish to consult on such an important matter, you need to have studied the files and the documents related to the subject matter. Without the information one wonders what was there to be consulted on. How could one give an opinion on such an important mater without having the paper work to advise, comment, or to give an informed opinion

      You are not wrong my friend. This is actually an excellent observation. Like you -I do not see how one could engage in any constructive consultation a few hours before such an important decision.

      Maybe we do not need a new Party per se. We need good people like you and other intelligent members of the PVP of DNO to represent the people as part of the existing parties. There is room for us. I am all ready for the ROSEAU VALLEY

  39. ROSEAU VALLEY
    July 12, 2012

    This was an obvious set up and it has succeeded in achieving its objective. I can imagine the smirk on the faces of many like my friend Prof Wikileaks. I can imagine the beating of chests on the animal programme on Saturday and who knows- this story will resurrect the deceased Peeping Tom from the grave of shame and embarrassment.

    The Opposition Leader was deceitfully – but cleverly and successfully caught in a tight web of political maneuvering, deception and disrespect. He has repeatedly been out- played and outmatched by the wits and psychology of the PM and his team. They have once again gotten the better of him and it is happening too often. He needs to reflect on his readiness for the position.

    Anyone with a reasonably astute mind and a sense of perception and foresight could have seen this coming. It has happened before and everyone knew that Mr. Carette was soon leaving the post so that the need for that consultation would be approaching. Yes, attempts to consult could and should have taken place long before the 5 or 6 of July but this is no excuse now. It is water under the bridge. Sorry, Mr. John-you have failed this one. You cannot get a pass from me. I feel particularly betrayed by the Leader of Opposition for not advising us early last week of the attempts made by to contact him- even though he may not have known the reason for the meeting. He should have mentioned this in his earlier interviews with Matt and others. No excuses. I d not like it- Transparency and accountability is what ROSEAU VALLEY asks/demand from all our leadership.

    Of course, one could ask: Why would the PM wait only a day or two before making the appointment to make an attempt to consult?
    Why be so emphatic in stating that you did consult and now admit that someone attempted to initiate consultation on your behalf but was unsuccessful so you chose to inform?
    What then is the President to do, retract his appointment? We do not hold our breath.

    This was such an obvious setup. This move was taken from the same book of the modus operandi of the PM. It has happened many times before. We know that the PM has become a master of deception and lies. He has a track record of disrespecting the people, the Leader of Opposition and the laws of the country. He must have been well advised on his actions irrespective of how dubious the plan was- it worked well for him to the extent that Mr. John’s inexperience and insecurity has been exposed. He has lost all confidence in himself as a leader. It is Mr. John, who is now on the defensive for what he failed to do rather than the PM and his team for what they have cunningly and deceptively (but admittedly successfully) done in undermining the credibility of Mr. John.

    We have so much more to learn as we grow into mature politicians as individuals, as a serious political party and as we mature as a young democracy. The UWP must revisit this formula of Leader of Opposition and Political Leader. Let’s get it right.

    • Jude Nicholas
      July 12, 2012

      Roseau Valley do you actually believe that this was a set up? Do you believe that the Secretary to the Cabinet be an accomplice to set up the Leader of the Opposition?

      Even if the call was late that is out of the window. The Prime Minister sets a meeting at twelve noon on Friday the Sixth. Ask the Cab Sec to call Hon John which he did at 9.58am on the fith. John said he is too busy to meet the Prime Minister?

      What is worst is that he never mentioned with his interview that he was contacted by the Sec Cab. You may not agree with me but John is absolutely no match to Skerrit.

      John tried something and he got bamboozled.

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        July 12, 2012

        Of course it was. It is not just what I believe. It was in fact a set up based of past conduct and the modus operandi of the PM and his people. This is not the first time the same conduct is being replayed before our eyes.

        Do I believe that the Secretary to the Cabinet is an accomplice to set up the Leader of the Opposition? Yes, I do. Let me take it further. He was not just an accomplice but the perpetrator in chief.. In fact if he was not the perpetrator or an accomplice he was down right inefficient as a bureaucrat. He should have known the important of this appointment in light of the imminent departure of Mr. Curette and bring the matter to the attention of the PM much earlier ensuring that a meeting was set up in a timely manner to facilitate such consultation.

        Now, I concur with you that Mr. John ought to have mentioned his discussion with the Cab Sec when he was being interview on radio. I am now more disappointed than you that he did not inform us of the discussion- you may be gloating over it rather. If you read what I wrote properly you will see that I have conceded on the point that John appears to have been outplayed.

        Listen, Jude, I do not just write for the sake of writing. I am not a blind follower of a party like you , Peeping Tom and Prof . Wikileaks. I analyze and try to be consistent with my fair and balanced comments. I do not do like you do even on other websites. I have practical experience with these issues. I deal with them everyday. I do know what I am saying.- believe it or not.

        I shall not entertain the facts that you have presented. They are irrelevant.

      • Papa Dom
        July 13, 2012

        Hey Jude, I don’t know about anyone else but I firmly believe that the Cab. Sec. is an accomplice in a plot to set up the Leader of the Opposition. I have no doubt that if he were asked whether Mr. John told him that he, Mr John was too busy to meet with skerritt what we will receive is not an unequivocal yes but rather a long convoluted explanation of why what was said to him amounts to a refusal to meet.
        Do you understand why there will always be the appearance of political victimisation when ever administrations change? As skerritt has said, all those persons holding public office are his party hacks who should be grateful to him.

  40. I'mWondering
    July 12, 2012

    Both of them are immature.
    I can imagine Hector saying “I’m to busy” simply by the way he always responds to the PM’s actions. It’s not too farfethced to expect that he actually siad “i’m too busy’ wihtout proposing other times and dates.

    I can also see the PM pulling such a last minute stunt hoping that the Opposition will fall prey everytime.

    And the fact of the matter remains – if there is no Chief Commissioner then then has to be an interim one.

    At the end of the day – they both are playing DIRTY Politics and let’s blame the next one.

    Who end up being the idiots in this? Dominicans – because as usual they end up in the name calling and constant “hate each other” attitude which these men bring out in them.

    Both of them “HAS GOTS TO GO”….

    We need serious, forward thinking, GROWN UP men to lead the country

  41. tiny
    July 12, 2012

    DNO- we should be able to post without awaiting moderation

    better that way…you should not be responsible for comments made

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      July 12, 2012

      No! DNO has a legal responsibility to ensure that comments are not libelous or scandalous. DNO as a business is doing a fantastic job, providing us with this medium to express ourselves but this si not an entitlement or a constitutional right to have comments posted on DNO published. This is a matter that falls squarely within the discretion of DNO.

  42. Dorival John
    July 12, 2012

    Well Hector John just succeeded in making a fool of himself.

    In the DNO story “John accuses PM of ignoring Constitution” Hector never mentioned he got calls from the office of the PM. He only circulated a crumbled up letter to the media. I believed him on the basis a letter was just not enough.

    I repeat, never once, did he mention he was contacted by the cab sec.

    I was blown out this morning when I heard him confirming that he was actually called. Why didn’t he mention that the first time around? Why now is he saying he was called? OK, the calls were probably late, but he was called and the letter was not the only thing he received.

    When Matt was interviewing him, all he could do way bagayay and even Matt had periods of silence as he tried to digest this new info.

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    • T
      July 12, 2012

      Your calls from the office of the PM is not consultation on the matter by the PM.

      • Dorival John
        July 12, 2012

        The calls were for him to come to the consultation meetings.

        When that failed, the PM went ahead and informed him of his decision.

        If Hector was smart, he should have mentioned the calls when he made the crumbled up letter available to the media.

        He didn’t and ended up bagaying on Q95 this morning.

        Hahahahahahaha

    • Anonymous
      July 12, 2012

      @Dorival John. Your level of insult for the constitution is equal to that of the PM.YOu obviously did not understand what you read.
      The telephone calls does not amount to the consultation which is what the constitution mandates.

      • Anonymous
        July 12, 2012

        You seem to be one of the disgruntled bugs papa! Lighten up man.

    • Papa Dom
      July 12, 2012

      Some of you read but no not understand, hear but don’t listen and sometimes you listen but do not understand.

    • Rocks
      July 12, 2012

      The article never mentioned that the calls were to come to the consulting meeting. You are making an assumption.

    • Peeping Tom
      July 12, 2012

      Dorival John: «I repeat, never once, did he mention he was contacted by the cab sec.I was blown out this morning when I heard him confirming that he was actually called. Why didn’t he mention that the first time around? Why now is he saying he was called?»

      Come now, Dorival, did you really believe that Hon. John would have admitted freely such information? Such information doe snot help his cause. Lol! Why would he be telling the world the truth when the truth does not make him look good? Even worse, the truth flies in the face of his lies about not being consulted blah, blah, blah!

      The UWPwee is a desperate party that has lost legitimacy even as an opposition party. It will therefore continue to resort to dirty an desperate machinations in the hope that they will discredit its opponents and somehow, translate to a better image in the eyes of Dominicans.

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        July 12, 2012

        Peeping you seem to be having a field day with this one. Where were you? Thought you were dead. Admitted John did not advise us about the conversation with the Cab Sec and like most of us we were very surprised to learn of this morning. He should have mentioned it the first time around- Agreed.

        However, you need not be so critical of the UWPwee to call the party in the way you did…”a desperate party”. Desperate about what? For what? Power? I think it is those who are in control of the power who abuse it and would seemly do anything to preserve it.

    • Is so it is then
      July 12, 2012

      LMAO…it is true…i heard him on Matt and he was not very straight and forthcoming with his answers….it is like he crying foul when there was none…Mr. John you need to grow up and put all that behaviour behind and step up to the challenge of being in the opposition- these tactics only serve to make you look like a fool and no one wants to be represented by a fool

    • Democrat
      July 13, 2012

      It was not much of a bagay. Just a normal Dominican Bagay.
      Who use to bagay more than skerrit. Skerit use to Bagay just like Pappie. He has got a long way now.

  43. aaa
    July 12, 2012

    2 little boys in big man seat

  44. TRUTH
    July 12, 2012

    I think that this is an important issue that should have been discussed long before Mr. Corriette goes on vacation. We know that Mr. Carbon would still be the acting commissioner but as of courtesy, the PM should have consulted Mr. John properly it is only fair. It is not all what the PM does he is right, if we love him soooooooooooooooooo much when he is wrong we must tell him and don’t accept everything he does whether wrong or right. Mr. John though in opposition is human so is the PM, “what is good for the goode is good for the gander”. We all must one day face the creator and the PM is not greater than anyone, we voted him to be the servant of the people and NOT OUR MASTER. Remember election year is just around the corner, he better take heed, we are not sleeping.

  45. Morihei Ueshiba
    July 12, 2012

    John next time hang up on mister who de hell he think he is to tell u on such short notice!
    :wink:

    • ????????
      July 12, 2012

      @Morihei Ueshiba. Fullstop.! Matter closed!

    • Dorival John
      July 12, 2012

      And what good would that do?

      That will just make Hector look bad and give the PM more material to lambaste the UWP.

      Hehehehehehe

      • Anonymous
        July 12, 2012

        The good it would do is to inform him that i do not want to have any dealings with a Head of Government (a dictator)who can’t respect the constitution of the Commonwealth of Dominica.

    • Truth is not Fiction
      July 12, 2012

      It ia none of Dominicans damn business. Dominicans are too free! No law no constitution can stop me from doing what I want. Long live Chavez. When you do not see me, I will be in Venuzuela campaigning. I need 49.13 million from Susan Oldie and Superior Sing. for the campaign.
      I will tell the Spanish that Dcans all are kakadors because they swallow my kaka big time.

  46. kakarat
    July 12, 2012

    i see that comments here follow party lines. If it is true that the PM calls the Opposition Leader to a meeting at a particular time which is inconvenient to him, common decency would dictate that he informs that he will be unable to make it due to what ever compelling reason and even suggest a preferred time. To say that you are busy is not enough.
    Whether the timing of the meeting in relation to the Commissioner leaving office was too late is debatable. The PM, any PM has a lot on his plate and his time has to be scheduled and in some instances it is the secretaties who do the scheduling. To give notice of a day for a meeting considering the nature of the issue I think is reasonable since the other party is being paid for this activity.
    In ending, to sit behind our computers and decide that this one or that one is lying without any proof shows the level we have fallen to.
    Selah!

    • July 12, 2012

      Nonsense let us look at this from outside the box I refuse to follow the rest of those that are supporting party leaders the only thing that should be at play is the ” CONSTITUTION & RULE OF LAWE ”
      I agree with those who claim their are procedures that have to be followed and it’s time that we the people of D’ICA be honest with themselves sometimes I wonder how do the correct their children when they do wrong and why cant the same apply here when a politician steps out of line what is prventing them from execising that metter of correct it would be their right as the people og DOMINICA to speak out.
      The CONSTITUTION calls for the GOVT to consult with three official offices and the OPPOSITION PARTY is one of those offices their is also a protocal system that have to be folloed in this case the PM office must have the information or record of these high profile positions and the names of evey one in those positions therefore the retirement of the Commissioner of Police would be top on the list once that’s determined all individual persons are informed of the date and time of the consultation meeting of cause the Secretary who have knowledge of that information would already discussed it with the PM so he could boldly send out the invitation letter to the participant and it would be the participant resposibilty to respond and that’s what you call protocall doing things correctly unfortunately that was not done.
      No one needs a P.H.D to figure it out we just have say when something is not done in accordance with the CONSITUTION we must bring it forward and try to discuss it with the right frame of mind forget party line I do not see it that way at all.
      Another thing the OPPOSITION LEADER had a right to request the invitation in writing because he was going by the CONSITITUTION so I dont see anything wrong with his request because if it was done properly he wouldnt have too .
      The letter have a date on it Skerrit was out of the ISLAND the Secretary have the authority to sign on behalf of the PM why didnt he do so and foward the letter why say he couldnt devolve the contents because it have to be signed my PM first now look at when the letter was delivered and recieved informing JOHN of the appointment but yet you are inviting him to attend a 12:00pm meeting the same day so what was that meeting about because came before and he was notifed of the decision.
      I do believe that the office of the PM disrespected the rule of law and the CONSTITUTION and the people it suppose to govern.
      As for the President office that was highly disrespected and dishornest to say the least, it will be interesting to see how this play out.
      I also agree the Mr. John nust show more confident in himself have more guts to stand up and be counted stop acting as a school boy he knows the games that are been played by this administration stop being mR nice guy .
      I dont support eith parties but wheb something is wrong we have to see it as it is or we will never beable to move forward. DOMINICA belong to all of us and we do have a CONSTITUTION..

  47. JD
    July 12, 2012

    We are not doing things the right way in this country even if we do not respect the person holding these offices the office is suppose to be respected. My two cents on the matter is the PM had somebody else in mind and last minute he changes his mind leaving no time for consultation.

  48. .
    July 12, 2012

    I do not believe liars!

    • yep
      July 12, 2012

      at least here’s one person who does not believe mr. skerrit

  49. Smh
    July 12, 2012

    Mr PM wants to speak to you,you saying you busy ? lol.. D man time is yours ?…pfff

  50. Tiger
    July 12, 2012

    From the tone of the PM, it appears to me that he is borderline narcissistic. So he thinks because he is the prime minister everybody has to stand at attention when he bellows?

    Obviously, he knew the appointment was taking place well before 10 a.m the day before. He waited to the last minute to ask for a meeting with the opposition leader.

    People, do not let politics cloud your judgement. This is not about Hector John, this is about respect for our institutions. The prime minister has to lead by example. He cannot be playing politics with everything. He did the same thing with the previous appointment. There is no excuse for this one.

    I am sure Hector is also playing politics with his “I am too busy” nonsense. He ought to have made time for the prime minister and then point out the lack of respect the PM has shown for the office of the opposition leader.

    We can take political sides, but one day it is going to come back and bite us in the arse. Countries without strong institutions cannot progress, no matter how many roads or stadiums you build.

    • Malgraysa
      July 12, 2012

      Tiger, look up the symptoms of a personalty disorder called NPD and let us know what you find.

    • Anonymous
      July 12, 2012

      Right on target Tiger, but I would go a little further, It is NOT borderline, it crossed that line a long time ago! Alas poor Dominica.. Those people, the so called PHD’s who are looking for explanation, excuses and justification for Skerrit when he continues to violate the constitution and disrespect he people’s representatives and not doing Dominica any good, they are helping Skerrit take down Dominica, and they should stop repeating that nonsensical “I am Dominica Slogan” and instead say I am Skerrit.. Because they killing Dominica. Shame on them Shame! Shame! Shame!

    • Robyn
      July 12, 2012

      Tiger I would agree with you. We need to stop playing politics and see that these two young men elected to do a job are playing the fool. The PM notice might have been rushed but the situation sounded like it was urgent. Hector on the other hand is playing more politics by saying he busy (which I believe he did) and then coming on Matt chatting nonsense and deliberately leaving out the fact that he was contacted. Then making a bigger fool of himself because he had to admit he was contacted by phone. Hector stop crying, get down to serious business, do your job as an opposition leader. As for Skeritt, there is a lot to be said and I will leave it at that.

  51. Referee
    July 12, 2012

    If this story is true, and I see no evidence of rebuttal from Mr. John, it is evidence of bad faith and dishonest politics by the opposition.
    When will this chirade come to an end?
    Everyday we read in the press of some nafarious actions taken by the prime minister and how he has become a dictator, and we tend to believe those stories.
    Well, guess what? I am now beginning to conclude, and I suspect more and more people will come to the conclusion that the opposition is playing games. For Mr. John to be invited for consultation and to decline the invitation while making a bogus claim about the Pm dissing the contitution, to me represents the worst kind of vile and irresponsible politics that cast a dark shadow on their claim to want to replace the current leadership.
    I am so outraged by this episode that I call on the entire leadership of the UWP to come forward and address what I would describe as a crisis of leadership within the ranks of the opposition party.
    The UWP must understand that credibility n opposition is a prelude to credibility in office and that if they cannot be trusted with responsibility in opposition, they cannot be expected to be taken seriously as a future government.
    Voters can be forgiven if they view Skerrit as irreplaceable because quite frankly, this debacle over consultation in the appointment of the new police chief has left the opposition with a black eye and egg on their face.
    Shame on you, Mr. John.

  52. Blue Ray
    July 12, 2012

    I Voted and supported Labour , but the recent action of the PM is some what concerning and seem to be arrogance.I still dont have enough confidence in Mr John yet to vote UWP, but cant sleep well knowing that I still support whats going on.

    • PROF. WIKILEAKS
      July 12, 2012

      Okay Blue…I forget your last name

  53. tactical
    July 12, 2012

    It is now clear as broad day light that the PM is a foriegner to the truth. The PM says John should rise to the occassion but the PM by now should have gained some maturity to deal with important matters such as this in a much more honorable and mature way.

    The PM knew that Carrette was approaching the date of retirement so he has absolutely no excuse to do things at the eleventh hour; remember the very same thing happened in the appointment of Mr. Carrette over Mr. Hobbes Johnbaptiste a few years ago- the same nonsense about consultation arose; the Cabinet Secretary at the time seem to suggest that a letter was sufficient to qualify as consultation as rediculous as it may sound- you mean we have not learn. – so I am now convinced that this action by the PM was deliberate, it was disrepectful not only to Mr. John but to the President, to Mr. Carbon, to Mr. Johnbaptiste, to the constitution and to the people of Dominica. Enough of that blasted nonsense and the top Public Officers who know better are allowing themselves to be used to facilitate those blatant acts of bad governance- WHAT A SAD WAY TO ESTABLISH PRECEDENCE- WHAT SHAME!! fire WILL burn them.

  54. Anonymous1
    July 12, 2012

    It is clear that no consultation took place. This attempt at correcting this thru this misinformation is hilarious. Will the PM be defending himself on the ALBA/USAID Matter?

  55. acer banton
    July 12, 2012

    i am a civil servant and i must say that this whole issue is unfortunate… government business of that nature should not have any phone conversation involved in it, it should be documents involved.. office of the prime minister should have written to the office of the opposition leader outlaying the full content of the meeting which should be done long before the resignation of the outgoing commissioner.

    skerrit is god and above the law

    • En Ba La
      July 12, 2012

      General business practice and I am former public officer – we know there is protocol in everything. Seems like the protocol ONLY applies when one is dealing with the PM and not when he is dealing with others

  56. labourite at heart
    July 12, 2012

    hector does not have time for consultation. he has time to consult beers!

    • people voice
      July 12, 2012

      you not a labourite at heart, if you were, you would have seen the party falling through a freedomite, freedomites way of destroying labour, open your eyes labourite

  57. Malatete
    July 12, 2012

    Astonishing! When the P.M. calls you are supposed to drop everything and give him priority over anything-, and anyone else? Is this a command? Wow!
    All I know for certain in this case is that whereas the P.M.’s letter to Hon. John, was purportedly issued from the P.M.’s office in Roseau on 5 July,the P.M. was physically in St. Lucia at the 5-star Standard Grande St. Lucia, Gros Islet, that very same day. Unless he has magical powers he can not be present in two places at the same time.

  58. Marcus Hill
    July 12, 2012

    I “fought” condi Jean Woso, that Skerrit would come with a new excuse this year.

    Is not that same thing he said last year nor? I even had to look at the date of the article to see if is not a repeat DNO running.

  59. loyal citizen
    July 12, 2012

    oh please look at the bigger picture you dont just call someone on the day before to come to your office because am not the pm does that mean i dont have a previous engagement thats not manners put politics aside u new it was coming up why not decide on adate early enough to suit both parties

  60. ROSEAU VALLEY
    July 12, 2012

    Enough of the display of immaturity and childish behaviour by men who are suppose to be at the helm of political leadership in Dominica. We have heard the same thing on at least three occasions. It happened with the appointment of previous Commissioners when Mr. Gregoire was Cab Sec. It also happened with regard to a matter related to funds spent on the repair of feeder road in Salisbury. Underlining all of this is a total lack of respect for the Leader of Opposition. Sometimes it is not what is done but how it is done. Someone is abusing his power and someone has decided that no one will make me a l lesser person than I am. This seems to be all about male chauvinistic ego at the highest level.

    This is becoming a circus. Our constitution has become a football for some young men who are filled with pride and are not taking their positions and responsibilities seriously. It is distasteful, repugnant, disgusting and repulsive. ROSEAU VALLEY does not like it. We want truth in our politics lest Dominica remains stuck in a rut and nothing gets done properly, please. Never mind what Ambassador A says. Someone, everyone is lying to us it seems.

    Please tell us the truth—someone….anyone..?

    As I stated in a prior posting although the constitutional duty to consult rests with the PM and the political, legal and constitutional embrace of the decision in finding genuine ways of working with the Opposition would be a victory for the State. the Leader of the Opposition has a duty to facilitate a productive consultation processes. The process of consultation does not at any time and in no way gives the Leader of the Opposition a veto power over the decision of the PM in advising the President.

    We want the truth from our leaders whether they are political, religious or otherwise-.please!!.

    This is not a joke now

  61. PROF. WIKILEAKS
    July 12, 2012

    Hector John is the best leader of the opposition…I love this man

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      July 12, 2012

      Sure-anything that would advance your narrow partisan objective is very good. Had Mr. John demonstrated maturity, proficiency, confidence, conviction and astuteness in handling this matter-as Mr. james would have done-you would have said that he is the worst Leader of Opposition.

  62. Rocks
    July 12, 2012

    People their is a distinct difference between supporting someone and holding that same individual responsible for his or her actions. Please don’t confuse them. From reading the above article it is my opinion that Mr. Skeritt did not properly consult with Mr. John prior to appointing the new police commissioner. Mr. Skeritt should have more respect and courtesy to schedule a meeting with Mr. John, with a detailed agenda. Reading from above, it seems to me that even in the so-called meeting that Skeritt planned, he was going to inform Mr. John who the next P.C. was going to be and not neccessarily wanted Mr. John’s opinion. Dominicans, wrong is wrong. Stop supporting the actions of a man just because you support the man’s political party. It’s ok to say PM Skerit you are wrong on this one. One day you going to wake up and it’s going to be too late.

  63. yep
    July 12, 2012

    I AM ,LISTENING TO MAT HERE AND JOHN SAID HE SIMPLY ASKED TO PUT THE REQUEST IN WRITING…WHICH IS THE PROPER THING TO DO AT THIS LEVEL.

  64. Dramatist
    July 12, 2012

    It is very clear to see through the PM. He is in over his head. He will certainly get that reality check which he so badly needs and deserves.

  65. anonymous 2
    July 12, 2012

    Hector John is lying. Disorganised person, disorganised party. People can say what they want but at the end of the day I am quite sure we vote for the lesser of two evils ; ie. those who can show what they can do for us. All you hear the opposition do is complain complain. I mean your job is to oppose but come on really. It’s time to grow up when you can be the bigger man I ‘ll think about voting for you until then …

  66. ????????
    July 12, 2012

    When a PM does not know the difference between inform and consult, tell me if i should be surprised at the inept,reckless,bad and corrupt leadership that this failed couontry is going through.

  67. Original Eagle-Eye
    July 12, 2012

    With all due respect and knowing Skerrit very well I have my reservations about his claim. However if Mr John kept saying he was busy then he has to take what he gets! A bunch of school boys with toys and a super large playing field, yet each one still crying that one in my corner, that one push me, that one doh want to play with me!

  68. Political Observer
    July 12, 2012

    Knowing the track record of the PM, as it pertains to the truth, I would like to see a chronological proof on what he is saying based on John’s action. However, after hearing and seeing the reaction of Hector the first day he announced his political intent to run and after he very first appearance in the house, lease me to wonder that there must be some truth to what the PM is saying. However, I would need to see hard facts. But Hector is just a political misfit anyway you look at it, he needs to grow up and get a speech coach and researcher. Heard him tell Matt the other day that in 1978,our four fathers brought us to independence. A bit oxymoronic if you ask me.

  69. Jayson
    July 12, 2012

    Both Skerrit and John need to GROW UP!!

    • willy
      July 12, 2012

      John needs to grow up and behave in a manner that is respectable to the office that he now holds

      • Concerned citizen
        July 12, 2012

        An important decision like this should be done in writing! You can not say “PM calls Mr. John and he is saying he is too busy!” So people just have to drop down and run then!

        This entire situation is unprofessional and downright WRONG!!!

      • willy too
        July 12, 2012

        Skerrit needs to grow up and behave in a manner that is respectable to the office that he now holds

  70. the truth
    July 12, 2012

    the past leaders of dominica must be turning in there graves ,and those that are still alive are wondering what did they do wrong,dominica is in a mess.both Hector john and Roosevelt SKerret needs to go,some times i wonder if its cartoon am watching tom and jerry thats how my country has become

  71. July 12, 2012

    Clowns to the left jokers to the right. I am not any party supporter , I do believe however, that concerning matters of statethe opposition should be there at short notice.

  72. Myra
    July 12, 2012

    ‘We called several times, and he said he was busy – the prime minister is calling you you are telling him you busy,” PM Skerrit queried’. Mr. Skerrit if you gave Mr. John the due respect he would return the favour as well. Your arrogance is getting the better of you and will end up destroying you………IN TIME.

  73. Mujahardin
    July 11, 2012

    After reading the story I immediately noticed that in the letter the PM wrote to the Leader of the Opposition informing him of the appointment of the acting police chief, the PM made no mention of all his failed attempts to contact the Leader of the Opposition. PM has admitted that consultation did not take place but the President has told us that the PM told him that he (PM) consulted with the Opposition Leader. The President said that he believed the PM when he said that he consulted. Now we hear the PM admitting that he did not consult for whatever reason, The question is did the PM lie to the President? and in light of this public admission by the PM that he did not consult, should the appointment of the acting chief be rescinded on constitutional grounds?
    If the Leader of the Opposition behaved in the way that the PM said, the PM would have taken the opportunity to make political mileage to show up Hector John as one who disregard the constitution by trying to frustrate due process. He would have done that before sending any letter. Further more if the opposition Leader behaved as the PM said; there would definitely be some mention of such behavior in the letter of information which he sent to the Leader of the Opposition. With all due respect to the PM I don’t believe that he is speaking the truth. Out of his own mouth comes his condemnation. He tells the President that he consulted then with the same tongue in the same breath on the same matter he tells the media that there was no consultation. WHAT A WONDERFUL PM

  74. observing
    July 11, 2012

    Our public servants are really 80% imcompetent. The letter should have referred to attempts to contact Mr. John which proved futile. Or probably there were no attempts to write about. Mr. PM please come clean. Remember the last time you said that informing was consulting to you?

  75. Loner
    July 11, 2012

    he was busy posting on facebook, listening to linton and reading the dominican.net propaganda.

  76. July 11, 2012

    What I am hearing, Hector John is the opposition leader. I am sorry for my sweet Dominica.

  77. BRAIN DAMAGE
    July 11, 2012

    Skerrit will continue to fool all Dominicans, including The Opposition Leader but excepting Brain Damage.

  78. Joshua D.T. Drigo
    July 11, 2012

    When Police Carette was appointed the opposition behaved in a similar fashion. So no suprise here. In every country across the Globe when the Leader of the Nation calls on the opposition they make no excuses; at least in the interest of their constituency and country. Dominicans are well aware of the insults and rudness that comes from the opposition. My God! We are not stupid, so stop insulting our intellegance. The opposition refers to Dominicans as BEGGARS on their Knees. We are a proud hard working people. The opposition refers to Dominicans as eating from the TROUGH. We all know that in Pigs eat from TROUGH. Dominicans are not Pigs. Then you guys says that the P.M BEGS. Question! If he BEGS for the Nation, does he not also beg for Spags, Eddison, Papy, Pestaina? And yes. He BEGED for a Stadium and members and supports of the oposition were sitting all over the stadium and some of them in the VIP section, enjoying ball by ball live international cricket action? Shame on the opposition. They do not have the silghtest clue on how to manage their own political business and for sure did not, cannot and will never be able to manage the affairs of our country. I smell another CLEAN SWEEP. Power to the people.

    • Concerned citizen
      July 11, 2012

      Dear sir madam
      Democracy entails proper consultation and views of the opposition party and not only leader so one days notice by phone is not politics but every word should be documented by a proper letter of invitation and dialog thus giving time to the opposition to prepare to debate.
      This one man politics should stop and democracy should prevail .
      I’m not about politics but a concerned citizen of the country .
      Peace and justice should be our primary concern in these last days would’nt you agree .
      God always delivers justice.

    • portsmouth
      July 12, 2012

      stop sitting in the shop be a man

    • Rocks
      July 12, 2012

      Joshua you can’t be serious. Both parties are a joke and PM Skerit is the biggest joker. Base on Skerit quote in the above article you consider this proper consultation. “the PM wants to see you.” Who is the PM to talk to a grown man like that. The PM should have the courtesy to request a meeting with the opposition on a set day and time with a detailed agenda for the meeting….You guys can’t be serious. This is how our country is being run?

  79. hmm
    July 11, 2012

    That’s all Hector does oppose…C’mon man not one time to agree?

  80. Looking in
    July 11, 2012

    Skerrit just think everybody are like them puppets he stringing around….when he say jump ..no questions ask,,,,you just have to jump. Why couldn’t he set up a meeting with Mr John a week or so in advance?

    • no name no warrant
      July 12, 2012

      oh please. What is John too busy doing? sitting at the bus stop sipping beer????? He has his priority and the PM has his

      • acer banton
        July 12, 2012

        who tell you skerrit told the truth

    • budman
      July 12, 2012

      i am no Skerrit defender but unless you are sick you cannot be too busy to attend a meeting called by the leader of your country. period. furthermore what can the opposition in ANY country be too busy doing??? especially when there is no election due shortly?

  81. AFAN
    July 11, 2012

    what is consulting people? from what i understand, it means more than just being informed, and if we are to consult on something shouldn’t the other party at least have a say in the time of the meeting ? And wouldn’t there be some sort of documents to be reviewed, cause one would figure that there were more than one person considered for such an important job. In my opinion if this process was being followed in good faith a consultation of this importance should actually consist of at least more than a one time meet and take a decision, i would have expected that some sort of documentation be forwarded before and me given time to actually have something to contribute in the conversation. Maybe i am just a bit slow!!! but i don’t see how the PM can call what was done as consultation and even if its the Prime Minister talking, he is not lecturing his secretary or talking to his PS or some party official he is talking to Leader of the Opposition. The leader of the Opposition is his own man, and one phone call to say you need to be here tomorrow at 12 is not a attempt to consult, as choosing a commissioner isn’t life or death decision which need to be taken within a day or some sort of window closes, people act as commissioner for long time and the force continue as usual. so even though this is a nice try by the PM and co to pull the wool over eyes, any reasonable person will see that he is surely being disrespectful to the protocol of governance as laid down in the constitution of the land.

    • willy
      July 12, 2012

      if John had gone to the meeting the following day don’t you think he would have a chance to agree or disagree? Then the consultation would begin and the appointment of a commissioner would have been pushed further back.

  82. HYPE
    July 11, 2012

    I am going to make clear the definition of consult, to ascertain, whether Prime Minister Skerrit did consult with Hector John and then you, the public are the judges, as to whether the Prime Minister should have waited till the consultaion took place. So, Consult, it this: to seek advice or information from; ask guidance from/ to have regard for (a person’s interest, convenience, etc.) in making plans. One final question lies; does Skerrit like to seek advice from, or does he like to make a final decision, then inform and listen to comments?

    • Peeping Tom
      July 12, 2012

      HYPE: «to seek advice or information from; ask guidance from/ to have regard for (a person’s interest, convenience, etc.) in making plans.»

      Then, by your own definition, you are damning Hon. John for not responding favourably to the PM’s invitation for discussion on the matter.

      You know, Hon. John also had the choice of proposing alternative dates and times. Did he?Additionally, aren’t you a bit suspicious that subsequent calls from the PM’s office to Hon. John’s number were not taken? Is this not an eye-raiser to you?

      There is a pattern of behaviour between teh Opposition and the Cabinet. It has been in place since 2000. It goes like this…. A UWPwee that has lst credibility in teh eys o fth electorate seeks further ways of reinforcing its legitinmacy. It clings jealously onto teh vestiges of power that makes it look like an organized party. One of these trappings of power if the right to have a say in certain political decisions. So, in an attempt to flex its power, «to show Skerrit who is boss», the UWPwee seeks ways to humble the PM…to make him bow and «ask nicely», to do it their way; not necessarily to humiliate him (although this is sometimes the case, i suspect), but to remind him that they, the UWPwee have also won a percentage of the votes. This, my friends, is the reasoning behind the school boy antics of the UWPwee leadership. Loss of legitimacy forces political leaders to look like little boys (and girls)

      Of course, Hon, Skerritt, is the PM. The head. Whether we like him or not is irrelevant. Respect is due. Respect is also due on another level, he is also a parliamentarian. A further level, is that he is a minister with a very significant portfolio. I cannot imagine that Hon. John is so «busy» that he cannot squeeze in time to meet with our PM to discuss matters of state…OUR business. On the other hand, i can understand how a PM (any one) can be really pressed for time and can have a very limited window for meetings. Yet, the record shows that the PM’s office tried. This repeated effort is praiseworthy.

      If the UWPwee wants to be taken seriously, let them start acting seriously.

  83. tect nee cal lity
    July 11, 2012

    boy all you people;leader; opposition leader, farmers and all players of the economic spectrum, is time all you put aside all you pettyness and think of the children,you all have no concern for the youth, then you want them to live up to all you expectation.
    Dominica is too big compare to most carribean island with the least population, for you to tell me we can’t get along.
    within the next ten years 3/4 OF THE POLITICIAN may not be here including me, so why not pave the way for the future of the country sincerly.
    POLITIC and RELIGION are the biggest killers of society,there is no hope with this two headed monster.

  84. ??????????
    July 11, 2012

    This PM is really sounding laughable. Who believes this nonsense!

  85. >>>>>>>>>>
    July 11, 2012

    It does not matter how much damage control the PM tries to make out of this blatent disrespect for our constitution, level headed Dominicans have come to understand that the constitution means nothing to you Sir PM, and this is indeed a dangerous thing,for the country and all its citizens.
    Once is a mistake,but two and even a thousand times is a habit.
    The damage control is for the unsuspecting and gullible ones. The Red Clinic grovellers,but not for level headed people who knows what the PM is now famous for. I DONT BELIEVE!

  86. Gwen coco
    July 11, 2012

    What lie. The pm seem to have no respect for hector. Would he make time for hector on hours notice?. THE leader of the opposition deserve respect.
    In this age of advance technology an email would have been appropiate ;one explaining the urgency of the matter. An email would have validated the pm ‘s claim

    • Anonymous
      July 12, 2012

      I guess Hector was too busy siting on the road side in Salisbury to be consulted !!!! :cry:

  87. July 11, 2012

    MY PM IS REALLY HANDSOME…..GIVE THE PM A BREAK.

    • Govt-Sucks
      July 12, 2012

      @Jay What?? A man calling another man handsome! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  88. LIAT Quik Pack
    July 11, 2012

    Something is not right here….

    Admin or Mr PM correct me if I am wrong…

    1. Your Letter to Mr John is dated July 5th 2012
    2. You were out of state during the 5th because you were attending the CARICOM meeting in St Lucia.
    3. You returned to Dominica on the 6th.
    4. So the Letter to Mr John was signed and delivered on the 6th.
    5. Your letter only seek to inform Mr John.
    5. The appointment took effect on the 7th.

    Mr PM, something is definitely wrong with that picture.

    • Peeping Tom
      July 11, 2012

      DNO: “The prime minister said his office kept trying to reach the opposition leader, and he decided to write to John when the initial attempt to consult failed to materialise.”

      • Quasimodo
        July 12, 2012

        I myself don’t know what kind of understanding all you Dominicans have nuh. You all never heard of what they call a PS??? The Prime Minister don’t have to be there in person, his PS can write correspondence on his behalf. STUPES!

      • acer banton
        July 12, 2012

        bull crap… government business should not be conducted on the phone..

      • Malgraysa
        July 12, 2012

        But Papa Bon Dieu! P.M. can not cal Hon. John direct then, send him a text or e-mail even? He does not have his Blackberry? He too “busy” for that? What’s the matter with that man?

    • PROF. WIKILEAKS
      July 11, 2012

      Bro you are in the wrong theatre…you are looking at the wrong picture

    • HYPE
      July 11, 2012

      Very Interesting. If so, really Hon. PM, tell us whether this letter was mainly to inform and not geared towards consulting. It seems that, based on what Hector John saw, he came to the conclusion that you had already made a decision and a final one too. So, am, no need to see you, right.

      • Hod Kai Ché
        July 12, 2012

        FYI the final decision is the Prime Minister’s to make, he is simply supposed to “consult” the leader of the opposition – which he did!

        At the end of the day, the Prime Minister is responsible and he took the necessary action… while sprags set on the roadside drinking beers.

    • July 11, 2012

      very good, i agree and u missed one thing even claiming to call mr. John at 10 am on thursday is already late notice because the appointment came on friday which is the day after. Who is skerrit trying to fool? I guess those who are already fooled.

    • Anonymous
      July 12, 2012

      The office of the PM can act on his behalf incase you did not know.

    • Truth
      July 12, 2012

      Doesn’t the PM have a designated person to sign on his behalf when he is not available? Is he the one who signed the letter? Anytime the opposition is called upon for an emergency meeting he must present himself forthwith. You cannot say you are too busy, you should never be to busy to tend the the nation’s business. Probably he should have informed the messenger that he will get back to them on a certain date, since he had only just received the letter and would need more time to prepare.

  89. One more to come
    July 11, 2012

    Waiting on the other side of that story

  90. his lover
    July 11, 2012

    I just knew that hector john was lying. I knew it!!!

    • woy woy woy
      July 12, 2012

      and we all know now that you are stupid and ignorant. WE KNEW IT!!!

  91. Dorival John
    July 11, 2012

    Didn’t John say the only thing he got from the PM was a letter? (the crumbled up letter was shown on DNO). Hmmmmm

    So he so busy that he don’t have time for matters of state? That is rather interesting.

    • July 11, 2012

      Please give me a brake why is it that some folks in DA just cannot think things thru before they open their mouth where is you brains the almight father gave us all use it forget party line

    • ___________
      July 11, 2012

      You are obviously one of those who just cut and swallow anything the PM says. You need a new brain, or at least half of a good brain.
      When a man is a liar he can hardly talk the truth, and even when he is truthful, he will not be believed… TO ME TRUTH HAS A LOT TO DO WITH POLITICS!

    • PROF. WIKILEAKS
      July 11, 2012

      So he so busy that he don’t have time for matters of state?…His matter of state is on Facebook

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        July 12, 2012

        SO the PM and his Cab Sec is so busy that they could not have scheduled a meeting with the Leader of the Opposition knowing that Carete was about to retire. The PM and his Cab Sec were so busy that the meeting could not have been scheduled for another time? The issue is not about the availability of Mr. John. The problem is the disrespect for the Opposition Leader.

        If you say his matters of State are on Facebook that is great at least we have some openness and transparency and he will be held account for what he posts.

  92. Country
    July 11, 2012

    So Skerrit thinks that everyone is his little boy or girl. U calling the man 10 o’clock not sure if is p.m. or a.m. cause there was not indication and wants him to meet with you the very next day – utter rubbish.

    • Truth
      July 12, 2012

      Are you for real, is it the first time you ever hear meetings being called immediately. What is it was to discuss strategies for a hurricane that was just around the corner? Would he have been too busy too. Matters of state should be responded to ASAP, no question about that. He is my cuz, and I am still not ruling out the fact that he felt disrespected for being informed just a day or couple hours before a meeting. But these things happpen, even out of politics.

      • Malatete
        July 12, 2012

        Truth is that the replacement for Mr. Carette was not unpredictable and certainly not a hurricane. it was known, long in advance, that his contract would expire by 7 July and to call for a meeting to “consult” on his successor the day before that is bad planning and irresponsible, to say the least.

  93. DANZIGER
    July 11, 2012

    Some politians are in pawol pour rire show but praise god I know them very well.

  94. please
    July 11, 2012

    What is hector john doing as opposition leader anyway. Is the uwp serious with this guy in such a leadership role?

    Uwp will stay and kani with them kinda man leading their charge.

    • July 11, 2012

      u dont seem to understand the political science of your country.

    • Choice
      July 11, 2012

      UWP is just another political party, It is not them that would ‘kani’ since a party is not a person or a thing. On the other hand the people and the country of Dominica stand the most to lose if the electorate continues to take the immature route with their political destiny.

      Des-respect and/or disregard of the constitution never augurs well for any fledgling democracy. It is time one stop counting dimples as a measure of political viability and use experience and principles instead.

      Dominicans must stop treating these things as a joke, remember your children are the ones who will inherit this weird political system, and they will never forgive you for the approach you took

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