PM Skerrit apologizes for Calibishie statement; Austrie not backing down

Skerrit said he is apologizing to anyone offended by his statement. Photo by the DLP
Skerrit said he is apologizing to anyone offended by his statement. Photo by the DLP

Leader of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP), prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit, has withdrawn statements made at a rally in Calibishie recently, while his colleague, Reginald Austrie said he is not backing down from any statements he has made on the campaign trail.

At the Calibishie rally Skerrit had said that if he had a daughter he would not want that girl to be like United Worker Party (UWP) candidate for St. Joseph, Monel Williams.

“If I had a daughter, ladies and gentlemen, I would wish for her to one day be a Catherine Daniel, to be an Athenia Benjamin, to be a Nurse Charles or to be a Roselyn Paul,” Skerrit told supporters. “I would definitely not wish for my daughter to be a Monel Williams because I might end up short of a grandchild.”

The statement created a firestorm of controversy and was widely discussed and harshly criticized on social media. It was condemned by the UWP and although the statement was not specifically mentioned, the Dominica Christian Council (DCC) and the Dominica Association of Evangelical Churches (DAEC) said they were “deeply concerned about statements made recently from the political platform and on the radio with respect to candidates.”

At a DLP rally held in St Joseph on Saturday evening, Skerrit drew a conciliatory note saying he was withdrawing the statement and gave the assurance that he will not say anything of that nature in the future.

“Before I go on this evening I want to deal with a matter,” he said. “As your chief servant I do listen to your advice and to your guidance all of the time, because as your leader I have a responsibility to listen to you. And last time I spoke in Calibishie I made a statement which some of you were not happy about and you indicated to me that you were not pleased with the statement.”

He continued, “I want to say to you tonight that I withdraw that statement I made in Calibishie last week and I wish to apologize to anyone of you who was offended by the statement and I give you the assurances from hence forth you shall hear nothing like that from Roosevelt Skerrit again.”

Austrie said he is not withdrawing any statements he has made
Austrie said he is not withdrawing any statements he has made

But at the St. Joseph rally, Austrie, who is the DLP candidate for the Cottage constituency, took a different road from his boss.

He said while he saluted Skerrit for his action, he was not withdrawing any statements he has made.

“I salute Skerrit for withdrawing his statement but this little coconut not withdrawing no statement,” Austrie said. “Whether they like it or not, it is not my business.”

Known for his fiery speeches, Austrie has been criticized on a number of occassions for statements made while campaigning, but according to him, he has not mentioned any names.

“I didn’t call nobody name, I didn’t say nothing. I have nothing to withdraw and if they look for me they will get me worse as elections gets closer. I will expose them,” he stated.

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345 Comments

  1. Barbara
    December 16, 2014

    This is a very weak apology – no indication of remorse. It appears that the PM only regretted offending his team/supporters. He could have well said, “I am not sorry but doing this because you asked me to.”

    Very lame. I’m embarrassed that people call this an apology.

    Shame on your Mr. PM. I’m disappointed in such apology that lacks humility.

  2. Gary
    November 25, 2014

    An apology from The PM is not enough, he should write a letter to Monel Williams.

  3. Zuma
    November 25, 2014

    Please take a look on YouTube, and search DLP campaign. Under which a certain video featuring the then PM being interviewed by Lennox Linton… 2000. I was very much impressed how such a human being like Skeritt is such a beautiful man, cool composed and collective, oozing confidence, a young Skerrit.. God created a gem… Notice how many times he referred to Lennox as Sir.. Don’t you believe he is respectful.. Now it’s a different story. Well all I can say is some of you wake up a sleeping lion…

  4. November 25, 2014

    Hello Sir..
    You call yourself a little coconut..but you certainly don’t look like a little coconut to me..you appear to be a hell of a big coconut..
    You’ve got it twisted…

  5. Titiwi
    November 25, 2014

    You imagine, Austrie’s children reading all that about their father!

  6. Anonymous
    November 24, 2014

    did Danny lugay appolozies to mr.lawrence?

  7. awa wi
    November 24, 2014

    Austrie worse than a little girl….these are the guys we want as leaders? You must be joking

    • Titiwi
      November 25, 2014

      Bad enough for Austrie to be minister but everytime he is made acting P.M. to represent our country I cringe. Vulgarity has no place in a leader of our country.

  8. chowmien
    November 24, 2014

    Come on Skeritt you can do better than that!(or can you?) This was a disgraceful outburst followed by a disgraceful excuse for an apology.

    To all the labour people who was laughing and egging him on, you are just sowing seeds. When harvest time approaches, please don’t blame anyone.

    At the end of the day we are all black people. All Dominicans. To this day most of you forgave and even revere the white slavers who brutalised and exploited your fore-parents for centuries, yet you find it so easy to diabolically hate your fellow black brother and sister to such a criminal level, simply for legally competing with you in the democratic process..

  9. Pawol Pou Ri
    November 24, 2014

    Someone wrote this and I totally embrace it.
    Politics is a dirty game you should hope for the best and prepare for the worse.
    The system is behaving like Americans so touchy about everything..ridiculous.
    Women have been fighting for equal rights with men for a long time and are getting what they asked for. Why do they want to be treated with kid gloves in some instances? Why is it okay to say anything about a man but treat women differently? Isn’t that double standard? I am a woman but I believe in equality across the board. A man is called a rapist, escamotere, voler, just to name a few, and there is no such outrage; yet, one little thing de man say offending all women activists. All of allu just too epokwete! It should be a level playing field. If a woman want to play cricket allu will say de bowler should not throw fast balls at her? Should she be treated as if she playing rounders?

    • Reader
      November 25, 2014

      So… …. … I must accept a man discussing my miscarriage. (A deep and tormenting issue that i have been dealing with for years) at a Political Forum as we being “equals?” BTW what does her miscarriage have to do with politics? Because GOD took a child away from her she is unfit to be a politician? You guys don’t realize that the politicians are simply distracting you from the truth. This is so sad. None of them discussing the future of Dominica. State college children can barely read and write but there is ‘Universal Secondary Education’. Students still remain in Dominica and cannot graduate from UWI after 5 years of hard work, due to the Government’s inability to pay their fees to the university. (But they can afford Destra, Beres and More and promise to have ONE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE PER HOUSE HOLD IN 2015- that’s 2 months from now eh…) Some of all you so BROKES you will never see the day you leave Dominica to see how the rest of the world spins. Everything you need you must go to a man and BEG for it. Your children are ashamed of you because you are BEGGARS. As a 15 year old, i get so embarrassed by the actions of these adults. cannot WAIT for the day i leave this country full of SMALL MINDED IDIOTS like yourself and move on to higher heights. Sad to say but true. There is no hope for the young we are suffering and our leaders DON’T CARE. Instead they attack the heart of a young lady for being the victim of a biological mishap. You guys are so gullible.

  10. Positively Dominican
    November 24, 2014

    Roosevelt Skeritt did not apologise directly to Monell Williams (the victim). He apologised to his supporters for the derogatory statement he made, not to Monell. Shame on Skeritt! He still owes Monell Williams an apology.

    • YouJustSawMe
      November 25, 2014

      Monel is a victim of WHAT..THE TRUTH..Didn’t she “lose” a child..the gurl need to grow up>

  11. Mee3
    November 24, 2014

    DNO I think you all should change the heading. Skeritt did not apologise to Monel. He said sorry to the DLP followers who he said may have been offended but he did not apologise to monel.
    I think the heading should read, “Monel waiting for Skeritt’s apology while Austrie Double down”.

  12. rescue 911
    November 24, 2014

    If we so love our pm we need to discipline him.we never want our children to do as the please because we love them above that.So many people are listening to us right now .

    • November 25, 2014

      Skerrit is not the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica from the time election was called, he became just an ordinary individual running for the position that office is vacant till December 8, 2014.
      He can be called of addressed as the ” EX PRIME MINISTER ” but not the PM

  13. i must speak
    November 24, 2014

    Austrie should be ashamed of himself!!!!! a :(

  14. rescue 911
    November 24, 2014

    It’s funny when something is said about the dlp the opposition is deciplined with harsh punishment, this country has reached its limits.sad to say.

  15. hmmmm
    November 24, 2014

    politics is not for the weak hearts..

  16. November 24, 2014

    What happened in the dark must come out in the light of day.Is data we seeing we . There is more to come watch and see. Desperation that doing data to demonstrate. All what they have to hide pressure and fire behind them.They are in a lot of trouble.

  17. Truth
    November 24, 2014

    From the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. Goodbye PM………….. Some mistakes are polictically fatal…..

  18. looking
    November 24, 2014

    An apology should have been on national radio after the news. But is it strange that when looking at the labour shirts in the mirror. The “Ka Twavay” shows 666. check the a’s.

    • Anonymous555
      November 24, 2014

      allu too like to look at foolishness thats the font thats like that…and if the a’s was 666 then you should be afraid cause that means that we are left behind god has taken his faithful so we are doomed for hell….jus to let you …read revelation and understand it ch 17-20…

    • Pawol Pou Ri
      November 24, 2014

      Rubbish

    • November 24, 2014

      looking; so in yr coment all yr a’s are just the same like the one you are speaking about so what’s yr point .

    • looking
      November 25, 2014

      Luke 16:31, “If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”
      Only God gives through Christ. It is wrong to take credit for what is of God. this is Blasphemy

  19. yes
    November 24, 2014

    Proverbs 12:18
    “Thoughtless speech is like the stabs of a sword,
    But the tongue of the wise is a healing”

    proverbs 26:22
    “The words of a slanderer are like tasty morsels;*
    They are gulped right down into the stomach”

  20. zicack
    November 24, 2014

    I am not even sure how some of these si called honorable men could even dare mepuisez people when some of them renting house for their concubines and at the end of the month the check to the land lord is a government check.

  21. Dawn
    November 24, 2014

    Austrie told the House of Assembly that he was educated in the Jungle. Well what do you expect from a man who was educated in the Jungle?–Yes worse than that so I am not sure why you people are so surprised. The lens that Reggie sees the world is from the Jungle. There is not cure for that—-wait for more salvos from Reggie- your countryman- not mine.

    • papamet oye
      November 25, 2014

      lol a coconut from the jugle haha :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  22. Domnichen
    November 24, 2014

    Women have been fighting for equal rights with men for a long time and are getting what they asked for. Why do they want to be treated with kid gloves in some instances? Why is it okay to say anything about a man but treat women differently? Isn’t that double standard? I am a woman but I believe in equality across the board. A man is called a rapist, escamotere, voler, just to name a few, and there is no such outrage; yet, one little thing de man say offending all women activists. All of allu just too epokwete! It should be a level playing field. If a woman want to play cricket allu will say de bowler should not throw fast balls at her? Should she be treated as if she playing rounders?

  23. November 24, 2014

    Austrie not going no where he is staying right there. Come December 8, 2014 the DLP and Hon. Roosevelt Skerritt will be victorious with twenty-one 21 seats. People don’t be surprised. It is going and will happen

  24. san wespay
    November 24, 2014

    Skeritt did not apologize to Miss Monelle he spoke to his supporters who are offended. But to add insult to injury he said in Salybia last nite he said that saying Change is a must is saying that they need to Change their Underwears.
    Holy Michael the Archangel Defend us from that evil Skerritt. He thinks the Medal Malzaire gave him is all. There is Man above Man skerritt remember that.

    • balanced
      November 24, 2014

      so politics cant have comedy anymore

      • Eh hey
        November 24, 2014

        That is so true. Everybody so damn uptight!!! In Mamo time they call he “iron tatay” say “she wearing galvanize panty” say “she cannot get man” Now everything said is a problem. Not that I condone what Skerrit did, though he withdrew the statement. And that Austrie? Oh Austrie your tongue need bleach to clean it.

    • Zuma
      November 24, 2014

      Skerit faire bien.. Insult them,, they did him too much..

    • Zuma
      November 25, 2014

      Skeritt faire bien.. So much bad things you all say on the man.. Now he giving all of you your change take it is change all you want 5 cent 10 cent 25 cents on a dollar.. Change….. Let’s go more skerry more bah yo bea.. Pas tout…

    • Zuma
      November 25, 2014

      Holy Michael… Shut up .. Look at all what they said on one man alone

      Skerit give them toilet
      Man with dimples he send his wife to us to make baby
      He from vielle case and he born poor
      Call Roosevelt and tell him a cannot pay that
      Let Lennox and them deal with him
      Bono list
      Rapist
      Voles
      And so much more.. All the personal info I have on skerit I got on DNO.. Is this the way you should treat your fellow man then he was the pm.. Have respect for all you selves and it will be returned.. Go and change all you underwear it’s time for change

  25. Anonymous
    November 24, 2014

    My people address your comments to the politicians not to each other, please, after all is they who going to be enjoying the big salary, fancy ride and diplomatic passports. Stop insulting each other over what one politician says to another on a platform, consider us in a different league. The voters vs the politicians and not the voters vs the voters. Allow people to make their comments freely without insulting them. As a matter of fact, if you want another person to see your point how is cursing or insulting them going to help them change their minds rather than have them curse you back?

  26. zamm
    November 24, 2014

    Skerritt continues to just fooool Dominicans. Dese guys have no respect for human beings in dat case women. Skerritt must apologise directly to monell. In all honesty,so far the uwp has kept in nice, not one piece of mapweee.
    MR Skerritt should fire Austrie,, for even being device in his speeech. Imagine de minister is not taking on Skerritt.
    Maybe austrie knows alot of stuff…..so he fraid .
    austrie…acordding to Austrie, jus doh let me talkkkkkkk
    Austrie is de boss….
    Labour party is just spreading lies about workers.. lying for vote……..
    Stop de lyingggh

  27. Hmmm, well well well
    November 24, 2014

    Hmmm, so when Skerrit withdraws his statement, everything is okay, but when Mr. Lugay apologized several times he still got arrested. Hmmm, bravo

    • YouJustSawMe
      November 25, 2014

      He got arrested because what he said was a crime..idiot..people can’t just apologize when they commit a crime.. smH..u people need to write—>read—>readOver—>think—>then submit..

  28. LeBlanc
    November 24, 2014

    “God is not a police ……!” lost for words to describe the PM’s comments and the lack of ….It reminds me what my great grand mother used to say ” they will show their true colors, just a matter of time for them to put their own foot in their own mouth!”
    my beautiful Island People Rise
    !!! with Ms. Monelle and all women in general, and restore the integrity of our people and Lovely Dominica! Change is a most! The women in these people lives should take note!

  29. nomorelaborinvain
    November 24, 2014

    Roosevelt Skerrit I can never refer to you as honorable. I despise you in your capacity as a prime minister but who I am to judge your personal life? So Mr. Skerrit tell me who are you to judge Monell? I hope you have no skeletons in your closet and all the women who are shouting and laughing I hope your closets are CLEAN. Monell keep your head up we love you God loves you and never stoop to the likes of Roosevelt Skerrit and Reginald Austrie

  30. Forever Amber
    November 24, 2014

    DNO, I submitted a short opinion on Nov. 23rd, which has not yet been published as follows:

    “The ONLY acceptable apology MUST be to Monel Williams, not to his so-called supporters whom, he claimed, were offended. Effectively SKERRIT DID NOT APPOLOGISE”.

  31. DA LOVER FOR LIFE
    November 24, 2014

    Please do not judge me by my mistakes……. But please judge me by my actions to correct my mistakes….

  32. Dob
    November 24, 2014

    The cheezy (rather orange and way too Photoshopped Chinese-made posters all ready the next day after the announcement), the insult to women (and the even worse so-called apology), the cash hand-outs, the concerts and the ‘tablets for children’ bribe. Nah, you’ve gone way overboard. You probably could have won it without all this but all you’ve succeeded in doing is leaving a very bad taste in my mouth. There are poor and hungry people out there – the money you wasted on all this crap (who paid for it by the way ?) could have helped the destitute. You’re on an ego-ride and you don’t care what you do to stay in power. Well, you’ve lost my vote man.

  33. Anonymous
    November 24, 2014

    Stuppzz i cant wait for Austrie to come out deer. Change is a most doh

  34. hhm
    November 24, 2014

    Is everybody from cottage like Reginald Austrie?

    Are all the people of Cottage that MALKASAY?

  35. madness
    November 24, 2014

    at first i thought the joke made to monelle was just a false statement and immaturity but then watching her breakdown having to bury her own child mister skerrit really did something like that now that is just to low and sad especially when he has kids of his own am sure he doesnt wanna bury and he tried to apologize but yet this austrie man still being a devil and disregards his apology wth is wrong with him he should be stoned with his ignorant stupid self cannot stand people like him needs to go thats just sad

  36. Baffled
    November 24, 2014

    Firstly, I would like to state that I am not yet affiliated to any party, as I am tasked with using my vote for the betterment of my people and country. So, on that basis, I do try not to get involved in irrelevant matters.

    However, this time I am astounded by the lack of comments by The Catholic Church, as the P M’s comments contravenes the Catholic teachings.

    P M, I believe that you have made a grave mistake in your comments about Ms Monelle, and your apology was even more debasing than the initial comments.

    Father Thonas, do you believe that I am being irrational or illogical? I would value your comments on this matter. Thank you.

  37. He married?
    November 24, 2014

    Does Mr Austrie have a wife? just asking cause once I heard him boasting about other people wife.

  38. Pondera
    November 24, 2014

    Mr Skerrit, you must withdraw the statement and apologize not only to your political audience but to Ms Monelle Williams and all the women in Dominica. Additionally, you must show yourself a leader by insisting that Mr Autrie apologize to Monelle as well. At the end of the day we all will realize that these things are not called for. Please gentlemen cool it.

    • !
      November 24, 2014

      why all the women in dominica? were all the women in dominica mentioned?

  39. mister talker
    November 24, 2014

    I have to say that’s what it comes to as for me the so called pm didn’t tell the young lady sorry he went to the people that jumped when he said those things so now I want to know how many that jumped when he said that an if those people took time to think as for Austrie ask him when he went to fish he an that man yrs gone back what did the wave do with the man he said the wave took from the boat I feel he was that wave the man never came up again an those girls he got make it clear his children before he talk bout people talk bout them an there dirty life style loving woman that’s what he needs to do as a father tell them that’s not good an step down before I put u in d light don’t think people don’t know u an that’s one less vote for u am more will follow cause we are fed up with u now

    • Anonymous
      November 25, 2014

      Your keyboard doesn’t have the full stop key, man? smdh

  40. femmedominique
    November 24, 2014

    Reggie, I know you for a very long time, I pray that you realize how hurtful words can return right back to you, you have children you must watch what you say my dear

  41. Francisco Telemaque
    November 24, 2014

    “Austrie said he is not withdrawing any statement he has made.”

    I did not want to make any comments about Austrie while I was dealing with Skerrit, I wanted to be specific so that none of the two idiots could claim that I was referring to one and not the other! There was a time in Dominica when we called a spade a spade; by the same token we called a watchman a watchman, these days we have elevated the position from watchman, to “Security Guard.” Austrie was a professional watchman employed at Ross University so we know that if he had any educational, even a secondary education, someone may have forced him somewhere in the civil service, maybe he would become a teacher, police officer, fireman, or something like that!

    If memory serves me correct I believe his father was a dumb police station in Portsmouth, that’s how he manage to be born in Portsmouth. With that said; what can one expect from someone as unethical as Austrie, a professional watchman. Suggesting that a “thing” like Austrie should apologize to Monel is like pleading with a two day old infant to stop crying. It would be like casting pearls in front of swine’s! Skerrit and the people in his cabal are all the same; whereas, Skerrit believe that he is invincible, this other crab Austrie believes he is indispensable. It is left to the people of Dominica to stop them dead in their tracts.

    Watch this!

    Someone who was employed as a watchman fifteen short years ago, before becoming a minister of government, had nothing, now he owns three houses, each one valued at more than a million dollars, that is not his total wealth, the man owns many dumps trucks, and I understand a yacht. There is no way a Dominica politician could have accumulated that amount of wealth, even if they had saved all the honest money he was paid as a minister of government in the country, from the day he first collected his first pay cheque to his November, 2014 cheque.

    Dominicans must take into consideration the wealth of these people, and wonder why they are the only rich people in the country. It is noted around the Caribbean that Skerrit is the richest prime minister in the Caribbean. Trinidad, and Barbados which are much richer than Dominica the prime ministers of the two islands are not was wealthy as Roosevelt Skerrit. I cannot understand that Skerrit offered a salary increase to the civil servants: he quoted X% increase, but when you calculate, and remove all of the zeros, the increase seems to be less than one cent on very dollar a civil servant earn. Why would a civil servant want to keep Skerrit in power by voting for the Labor Party? Why would someone retire from the civil service to join Skerrit cabal, when they know that Skerrit personal advisers, even the Bajan Hartley is paid more than fifteen ($15,000.00) dollars per month to give Skerrit ram goat advise; and he cannot give the civil servants a decent increase in pay!

    He gives that woman Barnis from Castle Bruce more than nine ($9,000.00) thousand dollars per month for doing nothing. How many civil servants in Dominica takes home nine thousand dollars per month, I doubt a permanent secretary takes home that much, when they are one’s with the burden of actually running the day to day affairs of the country. Very few Dominicans are aware of this fact. The politicians has the title of minister of something, they can dictate who gets what and when, but if, and when the permanent secretary say sorry, this cannot be funded, Skerrit simply have to shut his bloody mouth. Understand that Dominica, that’s the reality, until the up coming election is held and the new government is elected, the permanent secretaries are in control of the country. From the day parliament was dissolved they became the government of Dominica. So you see people, life will continue in the country without Skerrit, his gang of thives!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Anonymous
      November 24, 2014

      Francisco you continue to show how much of a fool you are, Austrie was a LAB TECHNICIAN at ross and he WENT TO UNIVERSITY IN GUYANA. NUFF SAID. :mrgreen:

      • Francisco Telemaque
        November 24, 2014

        You, seems to know plenty about Skerrit and Austrie: Again I ask you how can someone go from a Laboratory technician to becoming a watchman?

        Account for that if you can!

        I would suggest anybody who has knowledge; technical knowledge to be a lab technician, unless they are cleaning toilets to go from that to the status of a watchman, is a fool!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

        You know an outside toilet can also be called a laboratory, did you know that! To be a lab technician, you have to be skilled in something especial, it be something such as analyzing chemicals, and other specimens; and such skills require someone who know a tremendous amount of chemistry, from general, to organic chemistry and other forms of chemistry. There will always be fools and liars like you whom comes on DNO and talk crap about people are fools as you term me, but, anything I write on DNO can be authenticated; when you are simply talking crap; all of my comments are intellectual, yours are nothing more than gutter trash and feces combined.

        Right now you are running off your mouth, I do not know if you are a dog, or human, because you do not have a name, anybody without a name is a “nobody,” you do not exists as far, as I am concerned!

        You forgot to tell me you found Austrie name on the list of smart people who attend University’s, as far as I hear that goat does not even have a secondary education.

        Prove me wrong!

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • Francisco Telemaque
        November 24, 2014

        This is too much, are you really trying to impress Dominicans that Austrie Attended University in Guyana, and worked as a Lab Technician at Ross Medical School (university) in Portsmouth, and eventually was demoted to the status of a watchman?

        I might be a fool, but I am not dumb, and by the way we know also how to get information from institutions in the Caribbean too. And if you don’t believe me: ponder on this. A relative of mine a banker by profession went and apply for a position similar to what he held in Dominica. They tract all of his employment in Dominica, even contacting the bank where he worked in Dominica:

        What the vindictive people in the Dominica bank did they responded with some derogatory remarks against my cousin, their jealousy, and vindictive derogatory comments did not work, he still got the job, but this is only to prove to you that the world has shrunk, we now exists in a world of information okay, and liars like you cannot get away with your lies.

        If you said he went to the University of the West Indies, I might have believed you until I prove otherwise.
        For your information, we can also get information out George Town Guyana, be careful you do not drop in a farina copper pot filed with boiling water!

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Bomboclat
      November 24, 2014

      Oh hush there your gay jealous fish!

    • An Observer
      November 24, 2014

      I know Reggie, personally we have been friends from since he was a young boy, going to the Portsmouth secondary school. From PSS, he went to study in Guyana. Mr.Austri, his father was a head master,not a police officer.Reggie was a very progressive young man in his community, before he was elected as the PM for the Cottage constituency.
      Francisco, Please get the facts before putting your information out. Thank you. I am not in agreement with what he said & some of the things he has done;infact I am very dissatisfied with his representation,but please call the watchman a watchman. Hate the dog,but say it has white teeth.I am calling a spade,a spade.

      • An Observer
        November 24, 2014

        I meant PR not PM

      • Francisco Telemaque
        November 25, 2014

        Well boy, if that guy attended University in Guyana, and with a university education, he accepts a position as an watchman, that means he did not learn anything in Guyana. So, now I must plea with you to tell me what was his major.

        If you say to me he was a Laboratory Technician, tell me in what field in Lab technology he is trained to perform? Anybody who succeed in college or a university, and obtain a degree, or even a certificate, the certificate, or diploma will state in what field of study the person was engaged.

        You can lie for him, but you cannot fool me, try to fool someone who’s mentality, and education is at the level of yous and Austrie!

        Which job do you believe would pay more: a watchman job which requires no educational skills, or the one which requires the technician to have knowledge of Chemistry, or some scientific knowledge?

        So, disclose to us what sort of Lab technician is he. I once worked as an electronic laboratory Test Technician before becoming an electronic engineer. I worked at Wyle Laboratory, as an Environmental Test Technician prior to graduating as an electrical engineer.

        There is a difference in an Electronic Test Technician, and an Environmental Test Technician, By the same token there is a vast difference between an Electronic Engineer, and an Electrical Engineer. So, you can talk all the crap you wish, when people do not know better, they believe anything; I know better!

        I know that Austrie does not have any technical, nor any other professional skills, no one would be capable of working in a laboratory, be it an experimental, lab, or any other including a hospital Laboratory, except if it was in a toilet also called a lavatory, and leave only to become a watchman!

        Ooooooooooooppppppssssss!

        Sorry my mistake, I meant to use the more prestigious name such as “security guard.” And By the way why study in Guyana, when the top students traditionally Studied at the University of the West Indies, either in Mona Jamaica, Cave Hill Barbados, or St, Augustine in Trinidad. If you can convince me that there was a Campus of the University in Guyana, forty years ago, I will be prepared to submit, accepting your boy might be trained in Guyana other than that I will believe you are a liar!

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • DANZIGER
      November 24, 2014

      @ Telemaccologie, shut up and leave ppl business ALONE.

    • Eh hey
      November 24, 2014

      An outside toilet (or toilet ) is also referred to as a LAVATORY and not laboratory. And stop beating up yourself. every comment you make is an essay. People cannot and are not inclined to read all these long comments. Rather you should pen an article on DNO or otherwise write brief comments that people will read.

  42. Beware
    November 24, 2014

    On December 8th, the majority of persons on the voters list will turn out to choose men and/or women to form a government that they think most capable of meeting their needs and of looking out for them and the country in the medium to long term.

    I doubt it will be 100% of the electors’ list but enough people to form a clear majority. Whatever the results, one can only hope that voters right to choose will be respected by whichever party loses.

    Each eligible voter needs to listen to the presentations of both parties, consider all campaign activities and actions (including evidence of allegations made against each other), and use this voting privilege on December 8th to choose the candidate or party that he/she believes will act in the best interests of the people and country.

    Some things for voters to consider: who are the people who support either party? Do they really care about people in general? Are they compassionate? Would they assist you if you needed help and they had the means to help? Can they accept when people disagree with them or when they lose?

    If any two of the answers above is no, then you should know what to do.

  43. Tri-State Beauty
    November 24, 2014

    By the way didn’t Roosevelt aka sparrow gwand mouvement invite down to dead people in cemetery to st joe to hear him take on Arthie and deal with him? Wha happen? Arthie stomp all over you for days and poor Monelle you jump on. Answer Arthie you are no gentlemen neither are you apologetic. Chou pere ou pwen koowee. Not marjow you seeyaying noh with a clique of idiots backing you? Just slandering people and lying answer Arthie Roosevelt man up.

  44. Truth and Justice
    November 23, 2014

    As a objective observer, I am deeply saddened by the conduct of the PM and Mr. Austrie, but the PM took this to a new level of low. He did not apologize to the lady he attempted to hurt. Thus demonstrating his arrogance and lack of humility and the depth to which he will stoop to prostitute the people of Dominica. Yes I have said the PM by his arrogance is prostituting the women of Dominica and their pain. Any woman who has lost a child knows the pain of losing a child and to make political capital of a parent tragedy that is the lowest form of political pimping.
    Dominican women and men who care about women should therefore demonstrate that they are brighter than the PM and ensure that he not only loses the election but loses his deposit. This is a sick Dominica , a sick society that would find anything remotely laughable about such a matter and to cheer, and to continue to support such a one is a stain on Dominica society. time to ditch the PM to China.. Labourites he is not made in Leblanc clothes nor does he do honour to that noble name. Ditch him or return to the wilderness forever.

  45. A Doubting Thomas
    November 23, 2014

    I do not understand what all the fuss is all about. I listened to the statement and I cannot see what is the problem. How many people look at a ball game and prefer to be like one player rather than another?

    How many teams replay are looked at, to be able to play like certain players? If you had a daughter and she is interested in tennis or other sports like figure skating, would you not say Serena would be someone to try to be like, unlike the Olympian figure skater of a few years ago?

    So many things that are said by the opposition UWP and over the years and their supporters are mum on them. What is that saying to us? Is it possible that the UWP women respects the DLP more and expects a higher standard from them than from people of their own party? Have they dismissed their party as not too important individuals and have come to expect and accept certain things from them.

    Because I am yet to hear any re-action from anything said by the UWP which in my opinion is far worse than what they are angry about.

  46. The Facts
    November 23, 2014

    During election campaigns, it is to be expected that certain words will be stated. Just do not call anyone rapists and generalize and threaten others by saying you will annihilate them if you were not a Christian for it is unlawful.
    However, referring to someone’s lifestyle which is deemed immoral that everyone knows and one who will be representing some people, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. It is not a crime.
    To err is human. To forgive divine. Our Lord said, “Unless you forgive from the heart neither will his Heavenly Father forgive you.” How many are forgiving? How many forgive?
    Many of you have insulted and disrespected the PM, calling him derogatory names which were allowed and posted on this Website. I wondered how you got away with it.
    Why not commence with you? You owe the PM many apologies for all you have stated. Therefore, make it even by apologizing to him.

  47. Phoenix
    November 23, 2014

    This whole Monell issue is unfortunate for so many reasons. First of all Monell knows full well that the “talk” had nothing to do with her miscarriage…that’s an insurmountable pain for any woman to go through…I should know…my family has been through it.

    That being said it is:
    -unfortunate the the PM made such a statement about Monell…it was a low blow…even being one of his supporters…he went too far
    -unfortunate that we do not chastise all these statements on both sides but choose to ignore some and run miles with others.
    -unfortunate that Monell is milking this issue in an effort to misdirect the public…Monell I saw you cry tonight and I wasn’t impressed…you are using an unborn soul to score points and sympathy.
    -unfortunate that Monell is using one tragic incident to cover a premeditated one (she knows what I mean so no need to explain).

    It this incident teaches us anything is that none of us are perfect…we need to forgive, not judge and be tolerable…Change for the better should be a must….eh Bondieu Kay Twavai…

    • PROUD
      November 24, 2014

      Thanks for stating it sir! A bunch of hypocrisy….. and they all know that too well. But we shall see where all this leads.

      #labourkatwavay

  48. Julia
    November 23, 2014

    It takes a sincere and humble person to know when they are wrong to apologize I read some of your comments and it troubles me how many of us can say that we never say or do something that we regret let the one that have no sin cast the first stone none I rest my case

  49. November 23, 2014

    is it alie good night
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  50. DLP- The One Man Sho
    November 23, 2014

    Unacceptable apology. No regards to Monel Williams.
    Desperate times! Power Hungry! Stooping to the lowest level!

    FORWARD WE GO TO DICTATORSHIP>>>>>>>>> LABOUUUURRRRR! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  51. Francisco Telemaque
    November 23, 2014

    To the Facts (Fax), the S.. Machine, I wonder how come you have not find it appropriate to write a comment in support of Skerrit, and the way he disrespect and degraded Monel?

    Are you shucked; are you too ashamed to confront your beloved Skerrit, and chastise him about the way continues to insult Dominica women including his very own mama, and you too? How come I have not read a single comment on this: are your eyes opened now?

    Power is something if we are unable to deal with it: that power can go through our heads, and one of the first attitude we display, is that attitude of arrogance and invincibility! Skerrit who claimed a few short days ago that he is an humble man: as usual runs his mouth not aware of the damage he is causing to his person in the process. One of the first trait of a humble person is having respect for others, man woman or child.

    To be humble means the humble person cannot display an proud attitude, nor haughty attitude, the person should not be arrogant or assertive. Skerrit believes that Dominicans love him so much that he feels indispensable, and are at will he can disrespect, humiliate, and victimized every one in the country including women, men, and children!

    Someone need to remind Skerrit, that all humans are expendable, he is even more vulnerable at this time than any Dominican alive. Roosevelt must be taught a hard lesson, and the way he will learn that lesson is when he wake up one day and find out he is not a “god,” but just a little weasel dictator, another way he can be taught a lesson is through the power of the voting ballet, people need vote the labor party out of office, let Skerrit wake up on December 9th realizing that the power he so craved has slipped through his fingers.

    I once supported Skerrit hole heartedly, until I saw and learn his true nature, he is someone who is self-centered, wicked, and cold hearted. He believes the world revolves around, when people who knows that guy from the inside warned me about his viciousness, I defended him, only to find out that he is everything they said he is! The last straw was straw was drawn when he stood by and allow the police to arrest Luga, and then the suing of Lennox Linton, because he spoke the truth, which all Dominicans know that ministers of government do take sexual advantage of young women when they seek economic help from then as they look for job opportunities.

    The true nature of the beast has protruded out of his very soul! That man gives handouts to people and reproach them by going on a political platform, and talk about him feeding people, and how many he has fed and are feeding, that is the most humiliating thing any one should suffer from the mouth of a leader of a country. Now he is talking about how is chief servant or the garbage he spoke. All he is doing is imitating, the office of the president of the United States, where they say the president is the commander in chief! So, now he is Dominica commander in chief; people that boy is a very wicked person, vote him out before he destroys Dominica completely, that is his goal!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • The Facts
      November 24, 2014

      wholeheartedly
      Telemaque save your soul. Cease accusing others when you are no angel or saint.

      • Francisco Telemaque
        November 25, 2014

        If you believe I am accusing Skerrit, Austrie, or any of them especially Skerrit, he has connections to the United States of America, all he has to do is come out here wether in New Your, New Jersey, or in the states he graduated, and file a law suit against me!

        If he wish he can file it in Dominica, as long as I am officially served. I will return to Dominica to defend myself, he has one other option, and that is to wait until his American born son reach the age of 18 years old to file for residency for him, and if he succeeds in obtaining his green card, he can sue me then!

        And Madam The Facts/S.. Machine, don’t worry about my soul, it is already saved, based on the doctrine of God Jehovah, and his Son Jesus Christ, and not on some Roman Catholic false doctrine. Read their Catechism, try and understand it you will find they believe they have the authority to forgive people sins. No such thing because only God can forgive one’s sin.

        They believe their so called pope, represents God, on earth and intercedes on people’s behalf, no such thing because Jesus Christ is the only one who can do that, when he ascended back into heaven where he is seated at the right hand of his father pleading, and interceding for us believes on him.

        No so called pope has that authority: in their catechism, they emphasize that they have the authority which supersedes God power and authority, and that is why they believe they have some power to canonized, and declare people saints!

        So, you can continue to immersed yourself in false doctrines, and let Rome, and the pope lead you straight into hell!

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • An Observer
      November 25, 2014

      Francisco,I have come to the conclusion that u are no different from Reggie. Stop saying things u don’t know about. What are u the world’s investigator?

      • Francisco Telemaque
        November 25, 2014

        Who is Reggie, are you crazy, you seems to be comparing me with someone I do not know, only a fool would do that! What do you know about me?

        I invite you to give me a test on any subject you know well, and let me give one on any subject that I know well, and let’s see which of us may embarrass ourselves; I challenge you!

        Know who you are dealing with before you open your mouth okay! I do not assume things, I do not pull things out of thin air, whatever I say must have substance which can be proved scientifically, or otherwise.

        So watch it now!

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  52. 2bfree
    November 23, 2014

    But at the St. Joseph rally, Austrie, who is the DLP candidate for the Cottage constituency, took a different road from his boss.
    He said while he saluted Skerrit for his action, he was not withdrawing any statements he has made.
    “I salute Skerrit for withdrawing his statement but this little coconut not withdrawing no statement,” Austrie said. “Whether they like it or not, it is not my business.”

    Need I say more? This little coconut makes it plain for all to see exactly what he has in his little coconut. Now, where is the tree that this little coconut fell from? Let’s us light a boozai and go find it so that we can cut it down and ensure that we don’t get anymore crazy, testosterone-filled, angry and disrespectful little coconuts running around and creating havoc.

  53. Waylon
    November 23, 2014

    Thanks PM, the Lennox never apologise to us ladies and the young women plus the people who said how he hurt them. Never-ending bashing of how he made our elders felt because they bless. Skerrit. Be the man PM . Then Thank God for life n strengthen . Yes apologise it is the right thing watch your words and speech and talk to your teammates. Think no need
    Behave like the opposition. Labour already won, don’t be ungrateful stay postive
    I

  54. La Vie
    November 23, 2014

    Goodness Gracious! Is this Austrie person on steroids? The man is like a raging bull. Complete disregard for finesse and for what is right and proper. The man looks like he is always ready to throw off his shirt and settle matters in the street. This is 2014 with 2015 just around the bend. How long are we going to continue with this type of public MALCASAY from our elected leaders? Bad behavior to the extreme.

    Offering a half-arse apology just because you want to please your supporters is even worse than offering no apology at all. Skerrit and his band of Mal-lay-vay brothers have to wake up and realize the importance of women in the building of any society. They have to start giving women the respect they deserve. They have to acknowledge the fact that a woman’s right is a human right. Just because you are on the campaign trail does not give you the right to disrespect women or your opponent.

  55. Peace
    November 23, 2014

    Most of the comments below clearly show that the UWP will never accept a DLP win, come December 8th. We might be in for another 5 years of non-stop verbal warfare.

    • The Facts
      November 23, 2014

      Inform us, if DLP wins, what will UWP do about it that, as you stated, they will never accept a DLP win? Would be interesting to know from your point of view.

      • Uh-huh
        November 25, 2014

        Read it again my dear “We might be in for another 5 years of non-stop verbal warfare.”

    • Peace 2
      November 23, 2014

      I totally agree with u my dear.

  56. Impartial
    November 23, 2014

    I propose that we contribute towards a litigation fund to be used to sue the Prime Hampster (Freudian slip) on behalf of Monelle Williams.

    After all, if suing is good enough for the prime minister, why shouldn’t it be good good for Monelle?

    Alas, the p m has demonstrated his profound contempt for women,

    • The Facts
      November 23, 2014

      I do not see that this warrants to be sued. It is an election campaign statement and He apologized. Accept it and move on. Linton and Lugay stated worst.

      • Impartial
        November 24, 2014

        Did he really apologise?

        Could you please remind me of the reasons why DLP has been suing UWP members?

        I absolutely abhor your alias; you should change it to “the Shites” instead of The Facts. What a misnomer!

  57. A Voice
    November 23, 2014

    Well boy Skerrit apologized to his supporters, as for the others that are offended, oh well… power removes humility.

    As for the Austrie guy, this guy is a reflection of the people that votes for him. A bad tree produces bad fruits. This shows a lot about this guy’s limitation when his comfort zone seems to be only in the gutter.

    Our political leaders are the reflections of us as a society and our tolerances… I watchin’ still!!!

    • plato
      November 23, 2014

      I find you very disrespectful. Mr Austrie is a good person. I may not support his party and on the outside he may appear rough but he cares for his people people and they continue to give him massive wins because they recognize his worth.

  58. AMAZING
    November 23, 2014

    So let me see if I get this straight. There are ACTUALLY people,mainly women apparently, in Dominica, who believe that Lennox Linton called women prostitutes?

    Awah! Is either you people are straight up STUPID or just plain MAYSHASTAY. I am inclined to believe it’s both.

  59. Yardie
    November 23, 2014

    If I was in d pm place I would not make no dam apology people of d/a if you have good memory you will know that is uwp who started that type of politic in d/a so now they just getting a taste of there own medicine I have been a victim of uwp so there for I don’t feel sorry for them so take that in all you nen nen

    • Tijhan
      November 23, 2014

      you’re obviously an idiot but a PM should have impeccable conduct.

    • Peace 2
      November 23, 2014

      Only when tables are turned they feel the heat. But when they are firing their attacks they do not care. Skerrit is only a Prime Minister and not a human, so he has no feelings. For over 5 years the UWP have spent all their time trying to tear this man down. Now they have a “GRAVE DIGGER” as their leader, worst again. Alas Hon. Skerrit and Mrs. Skerrit I feel your pain. But the wickedness people do will most definitely come back to bite them. The UWP has blinded the eyes of their supporters and has placed an aggressive spirit within them. To the extent where they cannot even think for themselves. Alas, Oh Lord please protect my beloved country Dominica. Please don’t send your raft upon us even if we deserve it for our wicked ways.

    • Dyco
      November 24, 2014

      Are you stupid?

  60. J
    November 23, 2014

    Reggie my mum has a saying tanto tanto…….continue thinking that you are invincible. Time will tell when God is ready to show you who is in control. It is sickening that you cannot come on a podium to say what you have done or will do but instead belittling everyone who doesn’t support you, making fun of their disabilities. In time tocome sir. J

  61. Anonymous
    November 23, 2014

    Apology my foot. More like catch a vote

  62. cudos
    November 23, 2014

    Ok so Kudos to Roosevelt, he came close to an apology. I am convince that Reginald Austrie is frustrated. Why? He is not getting any! There is no way any woman is going to let Reginald breathe in her face after he is so disrespectful to women. On top of that, Ladies and Gentlemen, he is admiring other men’s wives in public. Which woman in her right mind is going to accept such ridicule. If Austrie is married, his room is on the north end of the house while the madam’s is on the south end. Regie Austrie doh have no ***!

    • plato
      November 23, 2014

      Austrie is married to one of the best women in this world. Intelligent and decent.

    • Anonymous
      November 23, 2014

      Talking from experience with reggie? :mrgreen: sorry for the disappointment but you wrong

  63. truth
    November 23, 2014

    i must say that i was not satisfied with the statements made by my prime minister….. i was actually disapointed tha the stooped down to the level of the workers party people……however i was glad he appologized it showed his ability to take correction and showed that he is a real leader…………….but monell is in the political ring , if she cannot take the insults then maybe she shouldnt be a politition……and also is it ok for them to say it, i recall linton called dominican women prostitutes and the ministers rapist which he is yet to apologize for doing……and monell has said quite a number of things about the pm…….but still they are not of pm skerrits standards and thatproves that they are not leadership type….pm you are better than this …… dont lower yourself to these peoples standards again……..but linton should still apologize since he has done worst

    • Tijhan
      November 23, 2014

      Disgusting behaviour for a PM. He should apologise to the woman not just to his supporters who were offended. Just shows that his apology is not heart-felt.

    • @ Peepip
      November 24, 2014

      Are you nuts? Reggie is a vermin so is Skrit the lawyers from posse who hide to do their canal stuff.One even tried to fool God. and the other one Gobbles or Hickmann (the Ambasador lol!don’t know which name suits him. Hickmann was a CIA agent after Hitler feel.
      A group of male VERMINs

    • WTH
      November 24, 2014

      your name should be “lies” and not truth

  64. Opportunity
    November 23, 2014

    If I waz Miz Monelle, I wud launch a campaign an’ charge 50 cents for every single time my name has been called on the media outlets and comments from the online media over the last week. Lead the way in creating opportunities, Miz Monelle. Creative minds and all that…… wat du yu fink?

  65. D Lion vs. a chickin
    November 23, 2014

    At the Wesley Rally, Skerrit also vowed that the dlp would take care of Arthie Martin during the St. Joe rally. Well I got excited and wen to the rally last night expecting to hear the dlp take care of Arthie. But to my surprise not one thing was said about the man. In fact Arthie laid down some questions at their throat that I at least expected them to respond to, but they stayed far away like diab scared of holy water. So their actions proved to me that Arthie is the lion and skerrit and dlp are BIG CHICKENS.

    • November 23, 2014

      de people will anser Arhie thak you time you will hear

    • A Doubting Thomas
      November 23, 2014

      Nah Man, if they didn’t mention him, they just letting him sweat a bit. There was much more important thing to talk about and I heard it rained heavily, so I guess the important things came first and if there was time, then they would talk about mister, but in the interest of time, they chose to speak on the important issues.

  66. Bod
    November 23, 2014

    It’s time to forget the cute dimples and the ‘charming’ attempts at dancing; this man clearly has absolutely no respect for women as equals. Only chauvinists, the ignorant and the downright simple-minded would support him.

  67. Straight
    November 23, 2014

    What you had to do is first ask God for forgiveness. Then apologize to Monelle Williams and ask her to forgive you , and then to the women in general. If you didn’t do that well I cannot and will not respect you.

  68. November 23, 2014

    Senjoians and Dominicans, please allow me to repeat what I stated on a friend’s FB page last week.

    How in God’s name can anyone refer to Roosevelt Skerrit as the Honorable Prime Minister? What can be honorable about someone who goes around denigrating the very people he has led for the past eleven years, and is once again seeking to be the leader of the country, of the very people, he continues to disrespect so blatantly? Is anyone out there listening? Is there something honorable about that? Dominicans, this man has gone completely mad. There is a virus that has has perverted the camp and running rampant within the Dominica Labour Party. This virus is highly infectious. Doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors please be on the alert because the one who is infected and quickly spreading the virus needs to be quarantine, now. Please hurry. Don’t delay in stopping the spread of this highly infectious disease. Some of those who have come in contact with this very infectious patient have already been infected themselves. Have you all inspected Reginald Austrie, Matthew Walters, and Peter Saint Jean? It seems like they are already infected by the virus which attacks the brain and causes the infected to spew garbage from the mouth. The virus has not been named but the medical authorities are planning to name it Skerribola.
    Ok, the jury is out and the verdict is in. He is suffering from Skerribola. Last night in Senjo the patient had the opportunity to redeem himself but I afraid to inform you that the infection has taken full hold of his mental faculties and he doesn’t have the ability to deliver a proper apology. One of those who has been infected, Reginald Austrie, has admitted that he too does not have the ability to function sanely. He as admitted that Skerribola has taken over his brain and he will continue to spew garbage from his mouth.
    What is going on in Senjo? Where have all the good people gone? Where are the Good Seventhday Adventist women who openly support this Skerribola patient? Have you all lost your Godliness? Are you all no longer spiritually pious? Is it just politics as usual or are you guys singing for your supper that you have become blinded by injustices around you? Do the financial benefits you and your family receive from the purse of the tax payers outweigh your spiritual convictions? Isn’t Monell Williams one of you, sorry, one of us? Didn’t her grandparents, Sonia and Tim Williams, and her father and mother invest as much in the community as you and your parents have. I am not one for calling out anyone but where are all the prominent leaders in the community I hear speaking out about women’s affairs? Where are the men who want their mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts and grandmothers, respected. How can you stand by and let a single individual insult your intelligence. Don”t you know what a real apology should sound like?
    OH FORGIVE ME! Labour Party Supporters are all infected with Skerribola.

  69. Truly Dominican
    November 23, 2014

    Skerrit apologised to his supporters, not to Monelle and other women who are not supporters of the
    Labour party. The question that Skerrit planned to ask Arthie was read by Reginald Austrie
    AFTER Skerrit’s fake apology. Isn’t that strange? But really, is Arthie a candidate for elections?
    Skerrit is running scared.

    Remember, Danny Lugay apologized, yet he was prevented from sitting in Parliament, and was even taken to court upon instructions of Tony and Skerrit. So, Skerrit, what do you say to that?
    MORE VOTES FOR DANNY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. Horrified
    November 23, 2014

    Is Austrie illiterate?

    His verbal diarrhoea is truly that of a dullard. How is this man electable?

    I pity those who vote for this ignoramus.

  71. PEACEFUL
    November 23, 2014

    DNO you consider that an apology? pm was talking to his supporters. He said and i quote ” i want to apologize to any one of u who were ofended.” he did not apologize to monelle williams. I AS A CITIZEN OF DOMINICA LOST ALL RESPECT TO ROOSEVELT SKERRIT FROM THE TIME HE SAID THIS COUNTRY IS TOO FREE IN PARLIAMENT. AS A TEACHER AND AN AVID READER I KNOW OF MANY COUNTRIES WHO ARE FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM. ALL THE UTTERANCES OF THE PM ARE NO SURPRISE TO ME.

  72. November 23, 2014

    why are we not hearing ms Williams voice on this issue…why is she so quiet… the UWP just exploiting the poor girl airing all her dirty laundry….it lookin like they waitin 4 d PM to get down on his knees and apologize again :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    • Anonymous
      November 24, 2014

      Check YouTube, you’ll see her crying.

  73. father skerrit
    November 23, 2014

    Matt. 15:11 ” It’s not what goes into your mouth that defiles you; you are defiled by the words that come out of your mouth” New living Version. So ‘jesus Skerrit’ the real Jesus I honor and serve says what comes from the mouth defiles us. So no matter how hard u try to apologize now, what came from your mouth at Wesley has already defiled you.

  74. Forever Amber
    November 23, 2014

    The ONLY acceptable apology MUST be to Monel Williams, not to his so-called supporters whom, he claimed, were offended. Effectively SKERRIT DID NOT APPOLOGISE.

  75. pastor / Enavgelist
    November 23, 2014

    Br. Skerrit,, although we all know the apology was not from your heart, we are still happy you apologized because I as a pastor / evangelist was very uncomfortable with it since I know I made similar and worse mistakes than the young lady while receiving a pay check as a civil servant, for advising politicians

    • Barbara Saunders
      November 24, 2014

      Pastor/Evangelist
      You made worse mistakes than the young lady while receiving a pay check as a civil servant? I hope you were not also a pastor/evangelist at the time?

      The lady made a mistake? What was the mistake? Care to share with those of us who are bewildered by all this tooing and froing on this medium. If the young lady made a mistake why is no one addressing her on her mistake so that she recognises that her mistake was wrong and she should not repeat it?

      Call for an apology from the PM by all means because he always needs to remember who he is, but why is the young lady’s mistake being whitewashed and she’s now the most offended person by a statement made on a political platform that I am yet to understand?

      Dominica must be really changing for the better, hats off, because the kinds of attacks that have been made on women in the not so distant past, on political platforms and in other places without much reaction, I am pleasantly surprised to see all guns blazing in this instance. What will we not do for a vote eh?

  76. Question
    November 23, 2014

    The PM is going to continue saying whatever he wants to to Dominicans because he know he can do that and get away with it. He speaks his mind, telling us exactly the type of person he is, and when he is called on it, he apologizes. He is disrespectful to Dominicans and that should not be tolerated. Last election, he told us to mind our own darn business, and where he gets his money is his darn business…we rewarded him with our votes. This time he is taking it up a notch by singling out certain individuals. It is obvious to me that Mr Skerrit has placed himself above us all, and when he sees that some of us are paying attention, he tries to take it down a notch. Childish behavior.
    To DNO: I know this is your page and you doing us a favor, but you are overly censoring my comments by posting them days after the story is posted. You are taking several days to post my comments, not sure why.

  77. Kaos
    November 23, 2014

    He said that to appease the crowd. He should directly apologize to Ms. Williams the same way he shouted her name that night. That is a man who isn’t sorry for what he said but only trying to win back the good graces of the people.

  78. Anonymous
    November 23, 2014

    well done PM we proud of u… according to austrie he doh call name who vex lost :p #5moreyears

  79. mark john
    November 23, 2014

    People look at the size of Austria head do you want
    expect anything good coming from it. He must learn to be humble in his statement because he need to remember the people of this country are his employer. Without voters there is no parliamentarians Austria grow up. This isn’t the young women that you make promises to. These are people that stand up and Want the voices of the masses they represent to be heard

    Your predecessor was once like you and today he is gone

    Concern citizen

  80. Apology to whom?
    November 23, 2014

    Please note carefully what Mr Skerrit said…..He apologised to his supporters who he offended. He DID NOT, please read his statement carefully………..and note he did not apologise to Ms Monelle only to his supporters.
    He thinks he is so smart.

  81. November 23, 2014

    I don’t think mr Austrie should be part of the Parliament any more he is very disrespectful, ,he should take time and think about it and give women the respect they deserve, its time we women get respect from men, and the women who support these verbal accusation. Should be a shame of there self mr Austrie stand for your actions.

  82. Doc. Love
    November 23, 2014

    Please don’t loose my comments in the mixed. I know things tight. I am a regular, I deserve a certain amount of priority.

  83. Jupe
    November 23, 2014

    I have completely lost all respect for that man !

    PM is a disgrace for the highest office in the land. He continues to show a lack of disrespect for women, democracy and the rule of law.

    Given the opportunity to apologize, I was expecting him to contact Monel Williams directly and apologize, as well apologize to all women. I think that would have helped him somewhat. Instead, he apologizes to his political supporters. How idiotic is that ??.

    He apologizes not because it was the wrong and disrespectful thing to say, but because his political supporters were offended.

    • concerned
      November 23, 2014

      Mr Skerrit disrespects his own cabinet ministers and they put their tails between their legs and take it. it has become a terrible joke.

    • Anonymous
      November 23, 2014

      Apologize to monelle for what?????? go sleep tan the man apologized to his supporters who were offended what monelle nah tell the woman keep herself proper

      • Toure
        November 23, 2014

        I hope you keep yourself proper ,remember it’s only politricks.

      • rescue 911
        November 24, 2014

        What a low class you are.

      • north man
        November 24, 2014

        My friend if that’s the way you talking it makes me want to think that you don’t have a mother or sisters, u say that like ppl that grow up on the streets , but again it came from your leader so I don’t expect better from you , I know if he did not apologies you all would still say that he did not say anything wrong

      • November 24, 2014

        Meaning? :?: :?:

  84. Rich Man Poor Man
    November 23, 2014

    Mr. Rossevelt Skerrit, I am a graduate of the CDCC class of 1992 and we use to hang together at the house on the corner of River street and Bath road. We studied together and lymed together so I can speak truth to power from an informed position. Do you remember the unscrupulous and high and mighty behavior you displayed at the PMH after your bus accident with the different females who came to visit?

    Having said this let me get to my point by staring with this question to the women of Dominica and the men who have love and respect for all women. What are the first signs of domestic violence? Especially the cases which climaxes in the death of one of the partners particularly the female partner? The abuser starts by abusing you verbally then he/she apologizes. They then moves on to physical abuses and again apologizes and if the partner on the receiving end of the abuse do not take a stand and put an end to the cycle the abuse continues and most times results in a lasting emotional or physical scar and in the most extreme case death. Bear in mind that the apologist rarely or nearly never accept responsibility in his/her apology but instead blame the victim or try to justify their reason for been abusive, saying things like you made me do it.

    Ask yourselves this, is the PM’s behavior any different, and if you think it is ask yourselves how much different? After you ask this question and answer it take a look at yourself and see whether you were/are/might be a direct victim of domestic violence or an acquaintance of someone who have been or who is a victim of domestic violence and ask whether this is the treatment that you would want for yourself or anyone else? Next ask yourself, am I willing to accepts this type of behavior from anyone and in particular the leaders or as Mr. Skerrit put it “your chief servant” of your beloved country and home?
    Women of Dominica show the world that you love yourselves and are not and will never harbor any abuser especially those whom you elect to serve you as your “chief servant.”

    Let me now try to address Mr. Austrie’s clearly demonstrated ignorance, stupidity, and fallacious thinking that everyone who does not support him and his party nor vote for them are as ignorant and stupid as himself. I want to make it clear that I do not know him personally like I know the PM but based on his first grade playground level of discourse I am capable of forming and informed opinion of him.

    My first is this only two sets of people are incapable of changing their minds, the fools and the dead. Mr. Austrie is not among the dead so it is quite clear and vividly obvious that he is a damn fool.
    Next I will attempt to replicate an analogy I heard from bishop TD Jakes. The turtle realizing that his thinking is not at the level of the giraffe invites the giraffe to come down to his level, however, the giraffe in his wiseness refuses and instead invites the turtle to get up to his level. He, the giraffe knows that if he tries to get down to the turtles level, blood will rush to his brain and he will feint. He also knows that there is not a chance in hell that the turtle can ever get up to his level of thinking.

    So, my question to you the electorate is what are you? The giraffe or the turtle? A dead or a fool or an informed, respectable, hard working, ambitious Dominican voter who are willing to associate with the people at the place where you want to go and who will stop associating with the people from where you want to leave?

    • UDOHREADYET
      November 23, 2014

      more nonsense! you act like women are angels and men are devils… take that feminist backward thing to the pit latrine you use everyday. Lets be honest and truthful not opinionated and jealous. In every relationship there is good and bad. there are nasty women there are nasty men, there are good women and good men. its half and half…every honest and experienced person will tell you so. Based on the laws and natural inclination men and women are in fact equal. If a woman is a lesbian and you call her a lesbian… whats the problem? If a man is a wromyell or a malnom and you call him such whats the problem? Stop acting like as if you high and mighty and better than anyone… you are just plain and simple looking for a reason to hate! Because the people you support doh have anything to offer the country… that document they presenting is just a copy of the document that was already presented, the more you hate the more we WIN!!!

    • November 23, 2014

      This is not a genuine apology . When an apology is made it must be done out of a contrite heart . He just took back the statement but that is all . the damage has been done more to himself than miss monell william. Now austrie is saluting skerrit for taking back his statement but say he will not back down. This is a GOOD COP ,BAD COP trick no one is going to fall for that . there are many other actions and utterances which skerrit must apologise for to the nation is waiting only that it is too late.

    • Tri-State Beauty
      November 23, 2014

      Well my dear it’s people like us who truly know Roosie who need to remind him of whence he came. Enjoying that river breeze and just living off. We made fun of the burglar bars on the porch. Bread and lime squash. Some of the same people Skerrit dined at their homes, Hung out with their kids today he’s verbally abusing these people. Then you have a set of misguided folks who know nothing but for the sake of hopeful scraps are defending his madness.

    • cudos
      November 23, 2014

      Hip hip hip! Hooray!

    • Peace 2
      November 23, 2014

      GRAVE DIGGER # 2
      LOL…. The heart of men are desperately wicked.
      What bringing the man past gonna do… Seriously???
      This just shows how little a person you are.
      GROW UP!!!!

    • November 23, 2014

      Loots of talk he is without sin cast a stone

  85. November 23, 2014

    Im,happy my pm take his actions for what was said at calibishe, but he should directly apologies to miss monell Williams.

    • concerned
      November 23, 2014

      thank you

    • November 23, 2014

      Monel should take him to Court.

    • Boo
      November 23, 2014

      YES IS PEACE. he must have gotten pressure to apologise but i dont think he means it because he knew well that was what the so called bishop was going to warn abou t and he didnt attend.You know how he is comfortable in telling lies. I dont believe hi is genuine in his apology.

      • November 23, 2014

        no mater what he do you will not believe the problem is with you

      • Anonymous
        November 24, 2014

        Of course he don’t. He still does not want his daughter to grow up to be like Monelle. He is apologizing because he should not have said it.

    • charlo
      November 23, 2014

      never forget how ever much he may regrette or apoligize this can never replace the damage done as much as that was willfully planed and said he will be paid back with his own change when the time is ripe be certain ;;time will surely tell,

  86. HA
    November 23, 2014

    This is NOT and apology!!!!!

    1. When you spoke on you platform you boldly called the lady’s name “Monelle”…..therefore your apology should incorporate her name as well “MONELLE” …..you cannot apologize to someone for something you said openly by giving a generalized ‘I apologize’….to whom and for what are you apologizing for??????

    2. ALL THE SKERRITITES (since there are no labourites anymore) shouted, “but what he said that was so bad’, “oh Monelle cry cry baby”, ‘UWP people just like to cry’, ‘but I doh see nothing wrong in what our PM said’, ‘Monelle if you cant take the heat you should come in the fire’……………………….ALL OF THESE THINGS, SOOOOOO WHAT IS YOUR PM SAYING?????? HE WAS WRONG TO SAY SUCH hateful and disrespectful things……….oooohhhhhhhh
    THAT’S WHY YOU ALL NEED TO THINK FOR YOURSELVES AND NOT (underline NOT) BLINDLY FOLLOW NOR BLINDLY SUPPORT ONE MAN, BECAUSE OF YOUR CRAZY OBSESSION AND EXPLAINABLE LOVE for this one man.

    3. Why have in the past Skerrit not apologized????? He has made soooo many statements and did some questionable deeds BUT HAS NEVER APOLOGIZED…..INSTEAD HIS LAWYER TAKES THE FALL OR HIS STATEMENT ARE JUSTIFIED BY HIS CLAN………HMMMMM SOMETHING HAPPENNNIINNNNGGGGG…….when hungry power men see their power slipping away they try to revert to humility…….aka “humble servant” LAST ELECTION (IN 2009)…..WE CAN COUNT HOW MANY TIMES SKERRIT CALLED HIMSELF A HUMBLE SERVANT WITH ONE FINGER!!!!!!! LOL LOL NOW HE IS DEEEEE MOST HUMBLE SERVANT!!!!!

    • Anonymous
      November 23, 2014

      He had no choice but to try to apologies this time the wrath he was facing. Wicked man. I really feel sad with the state of affairs in our DA. When people more interested in what band playing and what Melissa wearing and what shoes she have on you have to wonder if there is hope.

  87. skerrit/dlp movie
    November 23, 2014

    This is just a well put together movie that skerrit / Austrie/ DlP operatives put together, but unfortunately for them, it is unappealing to viewers as anyone can see the motive was to do some damage control but unfortunately for them, it even did more damage than when it was said at Wesley. Please notice the following:
    1. They broke their protocol. It was no coincidence that Austrie spoke after Skerrit. Why? Here is why
    2.The DLP realized that the statement hurt skerrit and the party so they asked him to pretend to apologize
    3. However, to ensure their well planned attack against women remains despite the fake apology, they had Austrie, who is not leader or deputy leader of the party to be the last speaker knowing very well what they told him to stay.
    4. Austrie followed the plan by first bigging up their jesus for apologizing, but as planned and put together by the dlp, he said he is not withdrawing no statement.
    5. why would he not follow the example of his leader? The answer is simply because the DLP is concerned, they like to continue to attack women and that message and practice they want to stand behind, even if they tried to make their jesus look good in the eyes of the public.

    • The Following
      November 23, 2014

      actually i think the end result was to put Skerrit back in good light by making Austrie come out and say he bigging-up skerrit for apologizing but he himself refuse to apologize. All this now puts the attention once again on what Austrie said, making people forget what skerrit said. diversion technique of PRO

    • Hawk eye
      November 23, 2014

      If this election is about leadership, I have not seen it on the platform. With due respect, PM needs to do much more; repudiate certain statements from his colleagues openly and when Autrie is uttering foolishness go up to him and say comrade I won’t accept this on my platform. That is leadership sir

  88. eye
    November 23, 2014

    The stating was eating him up inside he needed to apologize to feel better. Skerrit should seriously speak to regi. This gutter style politics should be of the past. Lets talk issues.

  89. Big stuff
    November 23, 2014

    What kills me is half the people shouting Laba ka trawvay are unemployed….the best thing is leave them ppl in their misery…come dec 8th I’ll still be enjoying $3000 plus salary while they will be begging a dollar…red clinic will once again close till next election and the will do the cycle of crying things tight…

    • Anonymous
      November 23, 2014

      and you saying DA hard? wicked you wicked, DLP all the way you will take it doh.

  90. Peeping Tom
    November 23, 2014

    Well done, P,M! It’s all about leadership.

  91. Anonymous
    November 23, 2014

    Come on people the PM apologized, but did Mr. Lionton when he said the women of his OWN country are using their bodies to get things from the government? He did not say there are some , he was referring to ALL .

  92. November 23, 2014

    Austrie wants to ruin skerrit , by showing the people he has more bawls in the party .

    • November 23, 2014

      Austrie is showing his true colors. It us up to the people, especially the women, to show them what they are made of.

  93. your brother
    November 23, 2014

    The four things that come back not are the sped arrow the past life the neglected opportunity and the spoken words, more so he apologized to his female supporters, not to those he insulted.

    • your brother
      November 23, 2014

      You forgot Danny Lugay apologized and with draw the statements he made yet skerrit crucified him, now is your time to face the cross.

      • UDOHREADYET
        November 23, 2014

        Lugay was trying to incite violence and by subliminally calling for the murder of certain individuals. He did it while campaigning for public office… that’s a crime. Calling a lesbian a lesbian… not a crime!

  94. Labour katwanai
    November 23, 2014

    I’m a supporter of the DLP…in calibishie when I heard pm statement about monelle…as a woman I was shock…..I wasn’t expecting. That of my pm …pm I done with you my boy ….sorry but I have to jump on the train for change … you jump from the gutter n you jump into the ocean ..at this time you are between the Pacific n the atlantic ocean ..now you need to call mayday mayday skerrit ship is sinking ..even if help is on the way to you ….they can’t find you …because the Pacific n atlantic ocean it to wide ./rough/n dangerous ….WOOT TOOT…change is a must…all those DLP.who talking about lennox..n the Rapist government man ….ask Reggie AUSTRIE …cheak his (beheavor) no manners .you’ll thin k dominica belongs to you’ll ..

    • yes and?
      November 23, 2014

      WOOP WOOP… Yes my sister, we whole-heartedly welcome you to the train :D yeeeess

  95. Big stuff
    November 23, 2014

    I hope when reggie skeleton is exposed he won’t try and sue….

  96. Dominican
    November 23, 2014

    Skerrit i am happy you apologized but this has left an indelible mark on your character. You have lost my respect as a woman.

    • UDOHREADYET
      November 23, 2014

      you must be loving you too… alas!

    • The Facts
      November 23, 2014

      Those whom the cap fit will wear it. If the cap did not fit, you would not get offended.

  97. zulu
    November 23, 2014

    I was just thinking that Maybe just maybe that’s the only way mr Austrie feels good about himself by making these nonsensical derogatory statements

  98. Be mindful!
    November 23, 2014

    Mr. Skerrit, for some reason, I think your apology was sincere and came straight from the heart, I think you deeply regretted what you said. Yes you did apologize to ALL concerned.

    It’s unfortunate Mr. Austrie did not follow suite. We should try to be humble and do the right thing. It’s normal at this time of campaigning that tempers may rise and the wrong things come out, but having reflected, only a good person will apologize. I’m proud of you Mr. Skerrit. Keep it up and move on.

    • Tijhan
      November 23, 2014

      you’re deluded. he didn’t apologise.

  99. Positively Dominican
    November 23, 2014

    Roosevelt Skeritt did not apologise to Miss Monelle Williams. He apologised to his supporters. Skeritt should have directed his apology to Miss Monell Williams.

    • Peace
      November 23, 2014

      Who was he speaking to when the unfortunate comments were made? He has withdrawn the comments directed to his supporters…for any normal person that would mean he no longer wants his followers to consider the statement.

      • Tijhan
        November 23, 2014

        so the supporters are appeased but the insult to the woman still stands? oh yeah, that makes perfect sense NOT!

  100. Mexican
    November 23, 2014

    A bad apology is no apology at all.

  101. Tri-State Beauty
    November 23, 2014

    Skerrit you owe Monel an apology. You have not said anything that should be considered an apology. You are trying the good cop bad cop game with the donkey from cottage. You all planned this to appease your base. You will say some nonesense ignore, Monel because your inner hatred for her daring to force you to work harder in a constituency you all considered a non factor. A constituency where rum and with a bag of chips and a 30.00 here and there always was a sure win, but there comes madam Monel with her half half half half self full of stride, poise,an excellent command of grammar etc etc. The audacity of that woman, three kids, no degree, no husband, just being herself and upstaging you!!

    You have never been a bright lightbulb and Monel keeps showing you up and exposing your weakness. You need to ask Vince how he feels honestly about what you keep doing to Monel. One last thing you have a lot of enablers. A lot of people defending your disrespect to Monel and others because they so badly want they want so badly to forget the filthy lives they have led and project it on to Monel and call it politics. I want to remind these folks that no amount of imaginary washed in the blood of some Christ will erase it. You yourself need to know their exist dossiers on you with text and salacious pictures that can get their own website. Carry on Roosevelt think anyone is obligated to hold your dirty low down secrets while you refuse to stick to issues and stop the slander. You and I both know our mutual friend has been threatening to derail you and put your body parts on the www for a while now. I’m done asking the person to let you be,let me see how your choir of false prophets will defend you. For someone with such a dirty conduct you sure like to break wood in your ears.

    • UDOHREADYET
      November 23, 2014

      He who is without sine let her cast the first stone… there you are saying nasty things about somebody because you think they said something about someone else… isn’t that ironic? sometimes its good to look in the mirror, some of us have a tendency to think its others that are the problem yet we fail to realize we do much worst daily. very sad! keep thinking you high ad mighty and Skeritt is low., hope it makes you feel better about your choices.

    • Anonymous
      November 23, 2014

      Monel is a disgrace to me a a woman she deserves no apology

      • Toure
        November 24, 2014

        Maybe you are a disgrace to yourself.It is very worrisome when someone who indicates they are a woman to take their God given Logic and comment on this low down,garden variety attack by the P.M . Stand in your mirror and look at the person looking back and ask who I’m I and what do I believe? Please click your keyboard for more things of substance.

  102. Knows better
    November 23, 2014

    Tell me who your friends are ,I will tell you who you are, Skerrit apologises to his supports, because he is a were of the among of ladies in his parties that have come short his ministers babys . I say Shame on you all who stand for this It could be own children , sister , aunty, how have come short …. It could be I your own house :?:

  103. God bless
    November 23, 2014

    Debate is long over due and time is running out .
    Debate is the way forward .
    Debate debate debate debate debate debate ………..”..”…………………………….

    • hmmph
      November 23, 2014

      Debate? Not after the embarrassment DLP faced at the last one. LOL You can’t debate if you have no valid points :mrgreen:

  104. BEYOND DE FENCE
    November 23, 2014

    are we a two face nation? wasn’t danny lugay’s apology rejected by the DLP for not including his victim’s name?

  105. November 23, 2014

    Mr Skerrit must apologise to our sister , yes she is our sister Monel. If she is hurt we are hurt that is a half hearted apologies not acceptable .Be a man and apologies properly. Who you think you are fooling.

    • UDOHREADYET
      November 23, 2014

      When you go an apologize to her bring a nice looking chic with you… that’s the only way she will listen to you.

    • Tijhan
      November 23, 2014

      he knows who he is fooling – his foolish supporters.

  106. Plain Jane
    November 23, 2014

    This is not a valid apology!!! “If I had a daughter, ladies and gentlemen, I would wish for her to one day be a Catherine Daniel, to be an Athenia Benjamin, to be a Nurse Charles or to be a Roselyn Paul,” Skerrit told supporters. “I would definitely not wish for my daughter to be a Monel Williams because I might end up short of a grandchild.” THE VERY SAME WAY HE COULD HAVE REFERENCED MONELLE’S NAME IN HIS DEGRADING STATEMENT HE SHOULD HAVE DONE SO!!!
    “I want to say to you tonight that I withdraw that statement I made in Calibishie last week and I wish to apologize to anyone of you who was offended by the statement and I give you the assurances from hence forth you shall hear nothing like that from Roosevelt Skerrit again.”
    THIS WASNT THE ONLY STATEMENT YOU MADE. NOWHERE IN THIS APOLOGY HE STATE HE IS APOLOGIZING TO MONELLE AND AS A WOMAN AND A CONCERNED CITIZENS OF DOMINICA I AM ONE OF YOUR LOST VOTES. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW FOR WHICH STATEMENT ARE YPU APOLOGIZING. YOU SPEND TOO MUCH TIME UNCOVERING USELESS INFORMATION. WHAT DOES PEOPLES PERSONAL BUSINES HAVE TO DO WITH POLITICS. I AM CERTAINLY SURE YOU AND YOUR OTHER 20 MINISTERS HAVE SOME SKELETONS IN YOUR CLOSET YOURSELF.

  107. November 23, 2014

    Praise where it is due . That apologise has helped Mr Skerrit. But austrie should not be elected as he is to big and too good to say sorry to the Back bone of Dominica the women. Sorry for you December the 9th , you made a big mistake.

  108. Speechless!
    November 23, 2014

    Mr. Austrie…a word to the wise… Pride comes before a fall…when your brother or sister falls don’t rejoice…yours will come tomorrow. And please to all our politicans on the trail represent our country well…the world is watching.

    • UDOHREADYET
      November 23, 2014

      wishing bad on other people is never a good thing. choose your words wisely.

  109. Food 4 thought
    November 23, 2014

    Your apology should be to all men and women, here and abroad but especially to Monel, because her lovely name was caled. Shame on you. Vince is your buddy and how does that make him feel, knowing that his sweet wife a vistim of your statement. That’s not comforting. 1 & then 2. Watch that womb of your wife, it was and still is capable of miscarriages. Good luck to you. Shame, ahame, shame. No more to the wise.

  110. Spectator
    November 23, 2014

    Dominicans are just a bunch of hypocrites. Everyone knows that during election time all party’s throw mud about each other! Is it correct of course not but that’s the way it is. Not so long ago the Team Dominica called the ministers in government rapists he went on to say that female supporters are prostituting theirselves he even spelt the word. Now a candidate who chose to run for election had some mud thrown at her and everyone up in arms. I did not decide to go into politics yet was called a prostitute. Now be fair who’s comment is worse.

  111. Shameless
    November 23, 2014

    Mr. Skerrit, this is a lame attempt aimed at pacifying voters who have walked away from the DLP and in particular our women after they finally saw right through you. Grow some cahunas and apologize tho Mrs. Williams personally because she is the one you attacked mercilessly NOT your supporters. A tiger can be defanged but its skin remains the same.

    The DLP planned this lame strategy but I will NOT work. Thanks but NO thanks. Reggie the Rottweiler (he named himself not me) came right after you and basically wiped your apology right into the dust bin. You all have shown a total lack of respect for women and the St. Joseph Constituency on a whole and as a result will be discarded come December 8th.

    I pray to god that Monelle will stay strong in the face of all this adversity for the only reason she is being vilified is because she choose to represent her constituency on a Team Dominica ticket. You all cannot fathom the idea that she would contest against the DLP Mafia. But the God that both Monelle and I serve is NOT a Dominican policeman and such she will persevere in the face of all these uncalled for assaults by those who should know better. Shame, Shame, Shame on the DLP and you Mr. Skerrit. I am again obligated to remind you sir that Change Is A Must, NOT an Option!

    Assertive, NOT Aggressive! :twisted:

  112. Noke
    November 23, 2014

    Skerrit looks smart to the stupid. Which is just about half the country when you check the Labour Party base.

    So they play this trick where he doesnt apologise to the person he insulted, but to his base, and then they end with Austrie giving the base confidence back by being loud and proud.

    You see for stupid people like most of these supporters, an apology is like admitting defeat, and so stupid people are wrong and strong. Laybaaaaaaa !

    The Skerrit – Austrie double act works for that iq of audience.

    The next thing is whether it works for the entire country and when you look at a whole crowd of people cheering for tablets which they admit they cannot afford and will never afford, man I dont hold much hope for Dominica. Imagine the man asking people if they can afford a tablet and the crowd proudly say NOOOOOO.

    You have a crowd of people cheering because their bossman tell them red clinic stays open because their prospect of being able to help themselves through employment is next to zero.

    And the labourites keep on shouting and laughing at themselves without even realising it.

    But you know what is even worse.

    The Dominicans overseas who busy readying themselves to come home to vote on labour tickets. They are as badly off financially. They cannot even afford a plane ticket to come home to vote for THEIR PM.

    They have to be induced and bribed to come home. Every other day DBS reading out the election rules and that is CLEARLY ILLEGAL.

    But those people as brokes in their own way as the wash your foot and come posse that on the ground in Dominica. They cannot even support their parents and grandparents which is why the same Labour party looking after their people and then telling them, look come and vote for me, else who going wash your granny for you.

    And all of them voting to keep a small small group of well off Labourites eating well BECAUSE THEY CANNOT SEE ANYWAY THEY CAN SURVIVE WITHOUT LABOUR SUPPORTING THEM.

    Dominica is well and truly screwed. The freedomites who in their hatred for Edison decided to create this beast that ate them have alot to answer for.

    Labour has Marpin, the Chronicle, DA Vibes, Vibes Radio, Kairi. They even put Vibes radio close to Q95 frequency to mess them up.

    Skerro even admit on platform that all the church leaders for Labour.

    We knew that already Skerrit. Which is why I man not going to no church again to sit there with those hypocrites. Let them pastors eat their flock like layba eating them young women.

    And like it or not, is a set of bom that making. EVERYONE KNOWS IT.

  113. Poison
    November 23, 2014

    Everyone putting blame on Skerrit but Lennox have said worst things about people…Dominicans will get what they looking for with that Lennox Linton.

  114. Jon Carson
    November 23, 2014

    The leader of the DLP has done the right and honorable thing in apologizing and doing so in a nice, and straight to the point manner. After all, he may be reading up on commentaries on DNO and its humbling to see that he is taking advice from us (myself including).

    I salute you for that Mr. Skerritt. Now, let’s get back to the issues and stay focus, because at the end of the day, that is what matters to us (quality of life in this country), and not all the artists and freebees, as they are of no significant after December 8th, 2014.

  115. Woman Scorned!
    November 23, 2014

    To all those who defended Skeritt and said that his statement about Monelle was not a derogatory or an offensive remark , what do you have to say now? : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    • Truly Yours
      November 23, 2014

      To: Woman Scorned: -Response: That he is a humble servant and a gentleman. Will this suffice? Mwah!

      • Woman Scorned!
        November 23, 2014

        @Truly Yours: so all the time you knew that the statement was wrong, but because your master said it, you saw no wrong in it. Now that your master says that it is wrong, you are admitting the injustice. Stop being a puppet, and get some individuality. Be a person of your own thinking. Try to be logical and objective in your rationality. Get familiar with the words impartiality and justice and fairness. I think these words will induce some ethics in you. With suck holes and pariahs like you, the country will never move forward.

      • Mamizoo
        November 23, 2014

        If you are honest you will read again and realize there was no apology to Monelle.

  116. Anonymous
    November 23, 2014

    Skerrit, this is a very hollow statement and you did not apologise to the UWP, the Dominican citizens or more importantly to Monelle. As far as that other one is concerned Skerrit should do for once the right and honourable thing and strip him of his candidacy in Cottage. That man is a loose canon and needs to be sorted. Who does he think he is???

  117. My People
    November 23, 2014

    Let him that hath no sin cast the first strong. Some Dominicans cannot be pleased no matter what, if is like they doh like you, they will find everything wrong with what you do and say………

    • My People
      November 23, 2014

      *stone

    • Tijhan
      November 23, 2014

      but what is worse are those Dominicans who think the sun shines out of someone’s proverbial and will not see sense. They can do no wrong in their eyes. The emperor is wearing no clothes!

  118. Ras
    November 23, 2014

    skerrit only put up dat show about apologizeing because he realize this time around the people are not into his crap. What about all the things in the past he refused to apologize for? things like ..go to hell is not allu dam bzness where labour get money….things like not even the constitution can prevent him from doing what he want ..when he knew what he was doing was against the constitution and many more alligations which I could list but these are gone and we the people of dominica are ready to move on….or at least the majority of us.

    Mr skerrit, years ago when you were a novice we the people trusted you. we said we will give you the young man a chance and we did….after the first term…you did not archive what you set out to do but we understood…we said that you were a novice and needed a little more time….but sir…you are tired and out of ideas. Please step aside. take time to spend with your young family. give way for some fresh ideas but don’t worry if they fail us they wont get as many chances like you did.

  119. Hugo Grotius
    November 23, 2014

    Wow Linton make skerrit apologize :-x

  120. ParoInRoseau
    November 23, 2014

    Skerrit owes each and every woman in Dominica an apology especially monelle and also to supporters of both parties because he is still the leader till the results are in on Dec 8th. I am not Monelle but when I read the comment that hit me hard much less for her she probably go in shock.

    • Unbelievable
      November 23, 2014

      ParoInRoseau – then Linton owes every woman an apology as well. Now everyone – move on.

      • Anonymous
        November 23, 2014

        Fool! Skerrit is the leader still he is the one that has to lead by example till further notice! So linton and all the other politicians like Austrie can say what they want their not running the country

    • The Facts
      November 23, 2014

      Soon you will say all women worldwide. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted:
      He apologized. Accept it.

  121. creative
    November 23, 2014

    But Skerritt did not apologize to the person he made the statement about. When he made the statement he could call the woman’s name quite clearly, but now that he say he withdrawing he cannot make direct reference to WHICH statement he talking about that he made in Calibishe. He made many statements that night. Skerritt think he can fool Dominicans, maybe his blind supporters. This is a cowardly withdrawal, and he should have realized that he had to withdraw the insultive statement he made about the young lady, from then time he made it, and not wait for all these groups and individuals to come out and speak against it. Skerritt, time will tell, God knows and sees everything, you can’t fool Him, like you try to do Dominicans. Don’t forget, God is in control, and we cannot decide our fate.

  122. real possie
    November 23, 2014

    Mr. PM as much as I back you 100 I will not sit here and say BRAVO. If you’re going to apologize you should have done it to the person you may have felt you should not have done that to, you did the same thing Lugay did. I hope you might see where some of the people might take offence to the statement you made and called it apologizing, I know you are bigger than that, I did not read any comments before I write this it’s just how I see it in my own eyes.

  123. November 23, 2014

    Respect to the pm, it takes a real man to appologise and admit he was wrong. What more do you “team dominicans” want? Ohhh and speaking about “team Dominica” if I see that name on my ballot sheet…I will vote it…if not?….labour 5 more years..

  124. Anonymous
    November 23, 2014

    Dominicains. Listen, read and and let this statement ponder in your hearts. If God did not forgive us today when we crucified him , made him suffer on the cross for our sins, we would not have eternal life after death.”

    The PM is seeking forgiveness, let it be done. This is a man of integrity, no matter what position he holds as a PM he is humbly asking us to forgive him. I accept your forgiveness Mr. PM

  125. Nyc
    November 23, 2014

    Reggie you right give them their own medicine,according to antiguans, they wash the pm skin on q95 for 5 yrs from morning noon and night,i never hear a cry from the losers,now every thing the pm or members of dlp says which they dont like,they crying like spoil babies..crying should be for every bad statement or false accusation made on both sides. you all need to see the crowd in st.joe and take a back seat ready to be in opposition again..remember to order valium to calm the nerves on dec.9th.labour ka twavay,,5 more yrs..

  126. microscope
    November 23, 2014

    come on people! can’t you see the arrogance in the pm. coming with is so called apology.
    he made the so call apology because he realized that his immediate family dirty laundry will be exposed.
    hubby #2 (that is his position). why did hubby #1 leave?
    as a man I would feel more comfortable to have a farmer woman on my arms as oppose a bar woman.

  127. Looking In
    November 23, 2014

    And Dominicans will continue to support those donkeys. Its a damn shame. With such people as leaders, who needs enemies?

  128. english language
    November 23, 2014

    I don’t understand why we ignorant Dominicans refuse to try and understand the English language before we make comments. Mr. skerrit did not apologize there is a difference between the two. He withdrew his statement and not apologize tobthebperson it was directed too. This is some serious BS and ppl think he did a great job. Squash that!!! These Laborites keep going back to a statement the Mr. Linton made that which was doctored to say something the man did not say. The man never called any female a prostitute….before we get so judgemental listen and understand and then comment. Mr. Skerrit is disrespectful and abusive verbally Mr. Linton plays with words intelligently and because mr. Austrie and the rest are not educated enough to understand the twist it around…………young people are listening.

  129. jomo
    November 23, 2014

    Come on Linton you have many to do.

  130. Debby R
    November 23, 2014

    Go on Austrie, Go on! Fly your kite. Today you are large and in charge. Enjoy the moment. Just remember that every rope has an end and we are all specs of dust before the King of Kings! Go on Austrie, Go on.

    You spew hate across the entire Dominican society deviding the nation and bashing everyone simply because they they have a different political view from yours.

    But wait! Isn’t Dominica a democratic country?

  131. hmmmm
    November 23, 2014

    Mr skerrit should have a new candidate for cottage etc cause Mr austrie don’t deserve it he is an disrespectful and insultive man an once is u dats d representative for cottage ull not get my vote I’ll give it to team Dominica instead

    • creative
      November 23, 2014

      How Austrie can LIE like that, to say he DID NOT call any name? The whole ofn DA, the whole world heard him, and what he said. But time will tell, GOD is not mocked. Skerritt trying to redeem himself, but he should think before he talk, and then have to come and
      withdraw statement, is a lot more he have to withdraw.

    • skerrit/dlp movie
      November 23, 2014

      @hmmmm, don’t be fooled by this movie and think Austrie is the bad egg. This thing was well put together and the moment Skerrit spoke before Austrie, I knew they had another role for Austrie so Austrie could be seen as the viay neg. But it is the nature of this skerrit DLP to plot and put together evil movies to try to do damage control

  132. The Needle
    November 23, 2014

    I am happy you took your injection immediately before you went to the meeting. It is the injection talking, not you.

  133. Cottage
    November 23, 2014

    Notice he did not apologize to Monelle and the non supporters of the Skerritism. What a farce.
    As for Reginald Austrie just take a look at the level of his English first ad then ask yourself whether you expect anythingf substance from Reginald Austrie.
    I heard Reginald insult his uncle and uncle’s wife on a politcans platform in cottage and I was dumbfounded , shocked , amazed , confused.
    We are in 2014 and maturity has evaded Reginald Austrie.

    • maindesk
      November 23, 2014

      Yet the people of cottage still vote for him. What does that say about them?

  134. Anonymous
    November 23, 2014

    Thats y the people of Dominica dont have respect for the pm because he have no manners fir the citizens of the country

  135. hmmmm
    November 23, 2014

    Skerrit should get a new candidate for cottage because Mr austrie don’t deserve it his too disrespectful an insultive

  136. noname
    November 23, 2014

    The PM apologized to his women candidates and his supporters but not to Monelle, he must will and come again.

    • your brother
      November 23, 2014

      i listened with interest and i support you on that .

    • Big stuff
      November 23, 2014

      He did that cuz he must have found out what he accused the young lady of one of the women that was seating in his company on stage was guilty of the same…one he would be proud to name his daughter off….so he was appologising to one of his fe,ale candidate ….

  137. Suga & Spice
    November 23, 2014

    For that then? Chupss you people are overreacting . What about all the things they said about Skerrit now ? Who apologized to him ? The man was clearly speaking his mind and ii agree with him because ii wouldn’t want my daughter to be a Monel Williams either LOL … Leave my PM and Mr. Austrie in peace please !!

    • dominican overseas
      November 23, 2014

      @ Sugar and Spice I’m sure Monel Williams would’nt want you for her mother either. You’re obviously a damn j******.

    • drone
      November 23, 2014

      But unlike a dim wit like you he knows he had to try to save facr. Nobody would name their roaming dog after you so keep barking.

    • WTH
      November 23, 2014

      you too sot and biased in your ….

      • Suga & Spice
        November 23, 2014

        In my what? Say it na chupss…let me tell you something I believe that every individual has a right to decide, say what they feel and vote for who they want soo i’m against UWP and you should respect my opinion!

    • ########
      November 23, 2014

      u cant be suga n spice, am sure a donkey has more sense than you. you support the pm of a country degrading a woman thru the lost of her child, which happened to no fault of hers. when u going and line up to beg for a lil a hand out, to feed you x amount of father less babies, does anyone ridicule you??????????? you dam infidel

      • Seriously?
        November 26, 2014

        You’re commenting about an insulting statement that was made and showing your opposition to it but in the same breath, you are insulting somebody when you don’t share their opinion. What is the point of the whole thing if the people who don’t support what the PM said are doing the same thing? You’re not being the best example. You guys are all the same. Shame Shame Shame.

    • Tijhan
      November 23, 2014

      simpleton.

  138. NY
    November 23, 2014

    I want to see if Dominicans are really going to vote those ignoramous for another trem in office! It is so disgusting the length these guys will go to remain in power. This is not normal

    • The Facts
      November 23, 2014

      They will not vote for another “trem” in office. They will vote them in for another “term.”

  139. Chris
    November 23, 2014

    Mr. Austrie you and your pompous arrogant attitude. I hope you know that when you stand before God, you have to give an account for every unkind, insulting, degrading word that you utter. So Sir proceed with your nonsense, it will not last forever. May God have mercy on you.

    • The Facts
      November 23, 2014

      I’ll say this goes for each and everyone; no exception, yourself.

  140. Oh No
    November 23, 2014

    There is something amiss in this so-called apology. You were careful enough to mention Monelle’s name when you bashed her, but now you gave a vague retraction. While it’s better than nothing it smells of pride and insincerity.

    • The Facts
      November 23, 2014

      I didn’t know that pride and insincerity smells; has a smell. Oh my! I would use another word. Due to your criticism, I will not make you wise.

  141. Weight Watcher T-DOT
    November 23, 2014

    Don’t worrry is your tongue that’s to long big fish in big pond but it’s all good until….

  142. Eyeballs
    November 23, 2014

    Thank you Mr. P.M for coming forward as a gentleman and apologizing for your actions. But unfortunately there are still some children who will not understand what apologizing is . Their brains are fried and they are so heated that the only thing left to come out from their eyes, nostrils, mouths and ears is smoke.

  143. Home grown
    November 23, 2014

    Hummmmm. Mr Pm tired to undo what he did but that just didn’t come out right. I mean please. Apology not accept. The way a man speaks about another woman, gives a clear indication of the level of respect he has for women in general. Election season or not. Austrie is suppose to be a grwon married man, with daughter plus conquebine . How would you feel sir had it been your daughter. But guess what if a man has little respect for his own then how will he have an ounce of respect for another.

    • The Facts
      November 23, 2014

      Who in the world does not try to undo what they did including you? Are you perfect in manner of speech?

  144. Hmph
    November 23, 2014

    As a young person, I had a lot of faith in the DLP and I was really going to vote the DLP but as a young woman, that statement made the party lose a lot of credibility for me. Reading this article now, he apologizes because the people were displeased and not because he felt what he said had gone too far. Just leaves a nasty taste in your mouth. I hate politics.

  145. country
    November 23, 2014

    PPL PUT COUNTRY FIRST ALL THESE POLITICS RORO EH CALL FOR FOR

  146. spiritual advisor
    November 23, 2014

    “As your chief servant I do listen to your advice and to your guidance all of the time, because as your leader I have a responsibility to listen to you. And last time I spoke in Calibishie I made a statement which some of you were not happy about and you indicated to me that you were not pleased with the statement.”
    So Skerrit, the ONLY reason you apologized is because some were not happy about and indicated to you that they were not pleased with the statement?”

    I wonder if any spiritual advisors chastised you on this, because your statement directed at Ms. Monel Williams, also pointed fingers at similar things and maybe worse, that they themselves were involved in while hiding behind their title. DNO, I am just wondering and not accusing anyone.

  147. November 23, 2014

    PM u cant please everybody especially dcans…it looks like they want u to go down on ur knees infront of mornelle….mornelle if what im hearing is true u did..i not gonna judge u…we all make mistakes in life and we r all human so all of those that want to judge her better stop everybody have their own defoe….Austie mem that little coconut is a vemin we all know that lol and he doesn’t care and we all look forward to his speeches….Lennox u r a big disappointment to the opposition supporters u finished kill d party I was so lookin forward to a strong opposition in dca but sadly it did not happen but don’t worry next election u wont b the leader Joshua Francis will b filling that position mark my words

  148. Taking Notes
    November 23, 2014

    If the apology is sincere, it was the right thing to do. But most importantly, the apology should be directed towards Monel. I do hope that the PM can learn from this. This will cost you a few votes. Now, the election is up in the air.

  149. Hate liars
    November 23, 2014

    Mr Austrie do right! workers, Linton, and Q95 blasting the pm and the cabinet whole year and because the give them a little taste of their medicine they blue vex………. LABOURRRRRRRRRRRRRRR POWERRRRRRRRRRR.

  150. Truth be Told
    November 23, 2014

    “I didn’t call nobody name, I didn’t say nothing.” Mr Minister did you not learn about double negatives at school. Correction: I did not call anybody’s name. Or, I called nobody’s name. I did not say anything. Or, I said nothing. How did such semi-literate people rise to govern Dominicans? How did Dominicans put such low individuals to govern the affairs of the State?

  151. Mother
    November 23, 2014

    Prime Minister Skerrit I am a young mother and one who supported you full time, but after you made that statement at Calibishie where I was also present you really hurt my heart. I was surprised you would mention those hurtful words. Remember they didn’t only affected the woman the statement was directed to, it also affected other women including myself. Maybe you forgot you have a wife, children and maybe some day God will bless you with a daughter. Every time I think of the statement made it makes me sick to the stomach. God help Dominica and the leaders! As for Mr. Austrie, no comments on that one. God will deal with everything and everyone else!

  152. Doc. Love
    November 23, 2014

    The man who once called himself a Rottweiler is behaving exactly as one would expect. He doesn’t have as much to loose as his boss. The political gimmickry that occurred at St. Joseph last night was because the general election is at Skeritt’s door steps. Since 1st September, 2013, the man has been relentless, he has been obsessed with the candidates of the UWP in particular Mr. Linton. We have heard many demonizing , degrading statements made against Mr. Linton and UWP Team Dominica candidates and despite a code of conduct their has been no toning down. He was in St. Joseph, Miss Monell comes from St. Joseph, what do you expect. It is going to be very interesting to see the reactions of the DLP supporters. Are they also going to call their famous radio station and also apologize for so vehemently supporting their leader’s statement. On Skeritt’s face book page, their are also some comments which appear to have gone unnoticed, on19th November, he wrote, ” I HAVE TWO SONS AND I WOULD BE PROUD FOR EITHER OF THEM TO GROW UP TO BE A NICHOLS ESPRIT OR A CASIUS DARROUX. I SURE WOULD NOT WANT THEM TO BE A HECTOR JOHN OR A JOSHUA FRANCIS AND I PROBABLY WOULD GO INTO SHOCK WERE EITHER TO BECOME A LENNOX LINTON.” On the 18th November, he wrote, “LINTON IS SUFFERING FROM FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE.” Is that man behaving like a wise leader. Regardless to the circumstances, the same way God loves you, Skeritt, you claim God is good to you all the time, therefore, he is good all the time, not only to you but to all his children like Mr. Lennox Linton.

  153. Its My Damn business
    November 23, 2014

    “I salute Skerrit for withdrawing his statement but this little coconut not withdrawing no statement,” Austrie said. “Whether they like it or not, it is not my business.”

    I don’t usually agree with Austrie but this time I agree with the man 1000%. A real man should not be a crowd pleaser to carefully think of what he was about to say, and then said what he had to say, and because it backfired, come and apologize at midnight like Skerrit did? No wonder Austrie addressed the man as Skerrit! Skerrit once again proved to us that his a big chicken, a turkey, a coward and damn hypocrite!

  154. natural dominican
    November 23, 2014

    your party is an embarrassment to women..i admire your attempt at an preposterous apology…it would of probably mean something if this fool Austrie had kept his a$$ quiet

  155. TRUTH
    November 23, 2014

    Well the world coming to an end ,
    sKERITT APOLOGIZE , First time in ten years as prime minister

    You can see the pressure is on , he smell something
    He is now looking for sympathy , wORKERS IN CONTROLL
    BUT ALL IN ALL ,GOOD MOVE FOR A YOUNG MAN, THE ONLY THING ,HE SHOULD HAVE LEARNED A LONG TIME AGO ,
    It IS SO SAD WHEN EVERYTHING YOU HAVE TO LEARN ,IS ON THE STREET YOU HAVE TO LEARN THEM ,
    lIKE SELF CONTROL , OH MY GOD , ONLY IN DOMINICA ,YOU COULD BE A PRIME MINISTER

  156. Damage done already
    November 23, 2014

    Skerrit took time to carefully think of his statement before he made it. To add insult to injury, the man, the prime minister of Dominica had his statement posted on his face book. Because it backfired on him and many persons who supported him before the Calibishie rally, especially women, saw what is inside the real man they were adoring, and are no longer going to vote for him, he apolologizes? Skerrit, the damage is already done and we saw you as you are. If the driver of a car made a mistake and ended up killing my friend or loved one and comes back to apologize, though with tears in my heart I will accept the apology. However, it is very different when a man takes the time to carefully load his gun and drives to where he knows my daughter is, and decides to shoot at her, and then comes and cries and apologizes to me at the court when he is about to be sentenced. To me, this attack is similar in nature (by this I mean it was carefully planned and not accidental) to the attempted murder of Mr. and Mrs. GON Emmanuel on the morning of Christmas of 2010, when some wicked and evil men firebombed his house when they knew both he and his wife were inside. Skerrit we heard your apology but better yet you revealed yourself to us during the Calibishi rally in which both me and my husband were present

    • Eyeballs
      November 23, 2014

      He apologized….Damn it! You still not satisfied….do you want him to go cut his head off? Some people I tell you….no matter what , things will never be enough for them. THE MAN APOLOGIZED!!!! Move the hell on with it. Wicked heart!!!

    • November 23, 2014

      u ppl makin a mountain out of a mole hill…u causing more damage to mornelle….u really want the PM to come out and break it down word for word what he meant by “short of one grandchild”..just let it go…ppl don’t care abou wat the PM said they r just thinkin mornelle did wat????? pls just try to save whats left of the young lady s reputation and just let it go

      • Tijhan
        November 23, 2014

        His insult does not need an explanation. His words are not a reflection of her character. They reflect on his own despicable being. He needs to apologise. But even if he does we now know it’s just because he was told to and he is a disgusting excuse for a man.

    • November 23, 2014

      Yes the damage is already done because DLP supporters cannot think for themselves when Skerrit say jump they don’t ask how high they just do it, it doesn’t matter what party you belong too the statement from Skerrit was insulting and demeaning , now he has tried to withdrawn the statement he made at Calibishie but what happened after his right hand Austrie saying he didn’t call any one name so he doesn’t have to with draw anything you know that’s how the plan was put into place by Skerrit and Austrie.
      Monel William you are a very fantastic person and God is in control of your life he has brought you a very long way and you will be victorious to the end.

    • 5 more years
      November 23, 2014

      So the damage wasn’t done for danny too? All u like a onesided ja, what’s more dangerous? To IMPLY someone threw their child,or to actually SAY “if I had your way u would KILL and mentioned names?humm

  157. MasterMind
    November 23, 2014

    Oh really now? Austrie had not mentioned any names. Yes fada.. dem fellas really taking us for dommy in cans. IS SO WE COME? !

  158. truth.the
    November 23, 2014

    Thank you PM, to Austrie God be with you, one thing you are not greater than God the Father.

    • Langue Salle
      November 23, 2014

      If the PM does not fire Austrie, that means he has agreed with Austrie and that he, the pm apoplogy was not sincere. He only tried something because the Bajan man told him to. Not the evangelists.

    • Cottage
      November 23, 2014

      Thank you PM for what – if he wants credibility he must publically apologize to Monelle . It is quite clear that he is only apologizing to the Laborites who thought that the statement was outrageous.
      I

  159. rosa parks
    November 23, 2014

    Skerrit you too tricky is Monelle you owe the apology and women supporters of uwp you don’t have to apologize to your female supporters they enjoyed every bit of the statement. I guess the evangelical leaders secretly called skerrit up and told him to apologize cause he making them look like fools. Ask for the Mr. Austrie you are not a healthy man I know that but you keep poking fun at monelle but just remember tomorrow is not yours

    • Anonymous
      November 23, 2014

      Why dont you ask Mr. Linton to apologize to the women of Dominica too?

      • rosa parks
        November 24, 2014

        It seems skerrit is your daddy… don’t burst a vain cause Danny’s apology was not accepted

    • Anonymous
      November 23, 2014

      And roas parks,u too sort,did danny apologize to who he wanted dead?jack a__.’

    • real possie
      November 23, 2014

      @ Rosa funny you should feel that way when Lugay did the same thing you called it an apology, but now it’s the other way around you can see he did not apologize which I will say he did the same thing Lugay did.

      • rosa parks
        November 24, 2014

        if is too much dog food they feed allu you better vomit it to unclog your brain

  160. November 23, 2014

    Only in dominica politicians can get away with that crap.

  161. Anonymous
    November 23, 2014

    This man Austri . He definitely needs to go….HIT THE ROAD JACK!! He has no common sense whatsoever. Peanut brain! He is not fit to stand as a government minister let alone represent the people of Cottage constituency. Obnoxious!

    • Anonymous
      November 23, 2014

      AUSTRIE, allu met jell, not going nowhere!

  162. Sunshine City Girl
    November 23, 2014

    He apologized? Who was the statement made about and who did he apologize to? DNO, a joke that man?

  163. Penvillle Massivve
    November 23, 2014

    I love Mr Skirrit. More votes for you. Because these people have disrespected you so many times in so many ways yet still you said one thing and they blow in out or proportion. But to God be the glory more votes for you. You are a humble servant.

    • 5 more years
      November 23, 2014

      I agree, cause if he didn’t apologize u would hear them,now the did they just the same, go pm 5 more years

  164. JBaptiste
    November 23, 2014

    Boss,the spoken words don’t come back.The damage has been done. Apologize all you want but its time to pack up and await your fate.
    I can bet before the 8th that dude will promise salvation and forgive sins.

    • Titiwi
      November 23, 2014

      Yep, another inedible stain on his character. Despite the larger than life billboards he is only human after all.

    • 5 more years
      November 23, 2014

      I want to hear u mr.johnbaptise on the night of the 8th, but seriously I would like u all to win and let me hear anyone of u crying later for me to shut u all up ,nonsense

  165. Madame So So
    November 23, 2014

    I am still waiting for an apology. What statements exactly did he retract because a lot was said. That little turkey thinking he smart now he feels like he don’t have to address Athie.

    I know that he only tried to retract his statements because he was unaware of how many of his supporters coming up short daughters, sons, sisters, brothers, cousins and grandchildren.

  166. hmmph
    November 23, 2014

    Austrie is so …….. and it’s “I didn’t say anything” not “I didn’t say nothing” Mr.Austrie.

    • Anonymous
      November 23, 2014

      Mr. Austrie it is also so …”I’m not withdrawing ANY statement” not “I’m not withdrawing no statement” and also so … ” I didn’t call ANYBODY’s name” not “I didn’t call nobody name” because in truth and in fact your 2 negatives are actually saying within (English grammar) that (1) you are withdrawing your statement, and (2) you did call somebody’s name!!!!! so Mr. PM do indicate to Mr. Austrie to publicly apologize or else…………..

  167. zulu
    November 23, 2014

    I really would like to know if Reginal Austrie is the clown of the DLP. I’m just disgusted by the way the man portrays himself and he think its funny i mean come on where’s your respect for your post in public office and just to makemy point clear iI’m a supporter of the DLP

    • Mamizoo
      November 23, 2014

      Maybe you shoud tell us why you support the DLP cause intelligent people don’t jst support somebody or something without a clear reasoning,

  168. Anonymous
    November 23, 2014

    skerrit and Reggie is on the same Level . In my view Skerrit is even worse than Reggie in the sense that he is not educated but Skerrit is. On the otherhand the supporters listening to that garbage coming from them its very telling on us as a people.

  169. committed Dominican
    November 23, 2014

    As a Dominican, am highly offended and definitely embarrassed at the so called pm and his to ton marcoot. These guys have really brought shame and disgrace to Dominica. That’s another reason why change is a must.

  170. Zuma
    November 23, 2014

    I agree with Austrie he I just a human being with feelings and an ego like everyone.. Hence his return of criticism, one can take only so much.. Whilst Austrie is different from the leader of the DLP he has his right to his opinions and also to his actions/ reactions… Don’t attack him if you can’t take his wrath…. I applaud the pm as wee as leader of the DLP good example.. However I would believe the opposition stop ther dirty tactics of politics and stick to the issues.. I don’t live in Ada but all what I have learn about the pm personal life is on zdNO isn’t it said for his fellowmen to show so much lack of respect for him.. Yet when he strikes back some persons gets upset… Why .. Is it because they are ashamed of what the have done and they gave been caught and exposed…..

    • CALL IT BY IT NAME
      November 23, 2014

      Why are people so ignorant? I do not understand if you speak the truth how does it become disrespect. There is a difference between speaking the truth and disrespect. Because we don not like the truth does not make it disrespect. Lennox Linton made a statement some time ago about ministers who influenced women to give sexual favours for assistance. This within a legal context is rape because the individual seeking assistance does not intend to give sexual favours. He further went on to say that rapist ministers should be removed from government. This is not peculiar to Dominica. Any where in the world ministers in government who engage in these activities should be removed and investigated. But before this is done it should be spoken about. This is the only way people will become aware of the injustice that are levelled at them. Instead the leaders of the labour party clean up there acts. They misconstrued the words of Mr. Linton to make it appear as if he called all Women in Dominica a prostitute. People are so gallible they are unable to recognise the difference between a turkey and a chicken. Very unfortunate. This tells me many things about the intelligence of our people. Very sad.

    • Lang Mama
      November 23, 2014

      Heee hor Heee hor Boowik . Dominica need more doneys to help farmers note decapitated feeder roads. Please come home and DLP brwwwwww

  171. November 23, 2014

    mr austrie you need to step down from politics not a good example you making us look shamefull

  172. November 23, 2014

    This is a bogus apology as it is not directed to Miss Williams. In fact it seem to be directed at the Labour supporters who felt offended. Therefore, the main person in Miss Williams needs a personal apology and no this will not do. In fact my observation is confirmed by the smart a Austrie who does not feel he has to apologize to anyone. So tell me who is in control of this mad running loose? If the owner of the aforementioned gave a half apology and he refuse to even start the healing process what exactly is this about? I believe these people continue to take Dominicans for granted and the pressure needs to be applied to all parties be it Labour or UWP. Shame on anyone who has an opportunity so perfect in senator Williams constituency, yet makes a complete fool of himself and the women of Dominica. What a stinking shame I refuse to accept this as a man and am waiting to hear women to unravel the real message from this bogus apology.

    • Nyc
      November 23, 2014

      You all ever ask linton the novice to apologies to the pm for all the accusation made against him? or when linton told the reporter don’t talk to him about labor party dirty politics and with the tone of voice? Where was the cry from you bad minded ,and one sided fools..what is good for the goose is good for the gander

  173. Not a herd follower
    November 23, 2014

    I doubt the sincerity of the Prime Minister’s apology. First, he did not apologize to Monelle Williams whom he maligned. Moreover, the DLP allowed Austrie to speak after the Prime Minister (which is not the standard protocol) so that he could continue with the mepuis that has typified the DLP platform both on the radio and at their public meetings. Readers must remember that the Prime Minister himself had earlier promised his supporters that the DLP will go on the attack after Athie Martin in St. Joseph. It was a silly attempt to distance the PM from the campaign of mepuis.

    • November 23, 2014

      Basically, this seem well thought of to nullify what Skeritt said in his half-apology, by bringing Austrie after him. In other words take that, Austrie is to take all the heat now and hopefully the public will forget the main target. Well, not so fast Skeritt, a few of us did not eat our school fees and I urge Dominicans to shine the light on you, because every cabinet member fears you and so does Austrie.

    • Spectator
      November 23, 2014

      Has Lennox Linton apologised to anyone for his statements????

    • Channel 1
      November 23, 2014

      @Not a herd follower – Good observation on your part about Austrie speaking after Skerrit. I also observed it and was like hmmmmmmmm, this is no accident. Skerrit and/or his covert handlers calculate all their moves. I think this was a calculated move to unleash Austrie on attack.

      It is possible that Austrie is the Labour party’s sanctioned attack machine. Did you all notice how Skerrit and his other minions on the stage were giggling and laughing when Austrie was speaking his garbage.

      Remember that this is the same Roosevelt Skerrit that just come out and ‘apologize’ yet just a few minutes later after he completed his verbatim of foolishness in that hoarse sounding voice of his, he was seen laughing and smiling away when Austrie was unleashing his salvos.

      Bunch of hypocrites!!!! Blatant bold-faced hypocrites that Labour Party is.

  174. Anonymous
    November 23, 2014

    Good job PM and let’s move on.

    • Anonymous
      November 23, 2014

      YA LETS MOVE ON? but u FAIL to see the damage has already been done.

      /

    • rainbow
      November 23, 2014

      what did you have to say when Danny apologised? well it should not be lets move on for skerrit either. just an observation.

      • truth
        November 23, 2014

        danny lugay commited a crime by makin those threats…skerritspoke the truth but i was still disapointed

  175. poe-ki-toe
    November 23, 2014

    zoorrr Reggie have bush? lmbo

  176. dca tori
    November 23, 2014

    This is not no oppology to his opponent he appologized to his supporters not to monelle skerrit the damage is already done and you cant take back spoken words mr ex pm. So this is no genuine appology you did it because you realise you loosing some votes

  177. Anonymous
    November 23, 2014

    He didn’t even apologize to Monelle he apologize to his supporters. What a weak man. And the entire world knows and heard what you said and that’s why you now running to withdraw statement. You are a disgrace to Dominica!!

  178. Aunty
    November 23, 2014

    PM Skerrit got it right this time.Let there now be civil bebate between the leaders and the parties.

    • Papa Dom
      November 23, 2014

      We would not have descended into this uncivilised state if skerritt had agreed to a debate from the start. The public would now be more focused on which leader/party had the better message. It would even have elementated the need for all this useless, expensive sewo.

    • The Facts
      November 23, 2014

      The debate is (always) among those who comment on this Website. No need for further debates. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  179. Anonymous
    November 23, 2014

    He didn’t even apologize to Monelle he apologize to his supporters. What a weak man. And the entire world knows and heard what you sa

    • Papa Dom
      November 23, 2014

      I can bet you will hear them calling for apology from Linton. This is an attempt at amateur psychology to try to secure political points but in no way was that a genuine apology

  180. SMH
    November 23, 2014

    Austrie u will be exposed. too many recordings around the place. In due time

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