PM Skerrit commends Matthew Walter on job well done

Walter is retiring from active politics
Walter is retiring from active politics

Prime Minister of Dominica, the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, has commended outgoing Parliamentary Representative for the Paix Bouche Constituency Honourable Matthew Walter for his sterling contribution to the development of the Paix Bouche Constituency.

Walter,, who is currently the Minister for Agriculture and Forestry is retiring from active representational politics come the Monday, December 8, 2014 general elections.

Prime Minister Skerrit expressed his gratitude to Minister Walter for his selfless service to Dominica, the people of the Paix Bouche Constituency and the Dominica Labour Party.

“I am not tonight paying him any great going-away tribute, because I have work for Matthew Walter in the new term. It might not be in the role of a minister but it will nevertheless be crucial to the continued development of this country. Suffice to say at this point, I value the competence and experience of the outgoing member and this Labour Party shall appropriately acknowledge its eternal debt to him for his many years of service,” the Prime Minister stated.

Honourable Matthew Walter has served as Parliamentary Representative for the Paix Bouche Constituency since the June 12, 1995 general elections. He has served as a member of Cabinet since 2000, first as Minister for Community Development, Gender Affairs, Culture and Information and currently Minister for Agriculture and Forestry.

Prime Minister Skerrit has welcomed Ms Roselyn Paul as the new Dominica Labour Party Candidate for the Paix Bouche Constituency. Ms Paul was launched at massive DLP meeting in Calibishie on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

“We have moved across the country in the last two weeks and introduced several of our new or returning candidates to you. Tonight, it is my honour to publicly endorse the candidature of Ms. Roslyn Paul. She has all the characteristics of a great Parl Rep in the making. She is humble, competent, caring and loving. In other words, she is nothing like her opponent!” the Prime Minister stated.

The new DLP candidate in Paix Bouche when elected to parliament intends to build on the strong platform already provided by the Dominica Labour Party by improving skills and introducing a business approach to agriculture and community tourism. Young people, in particular, will be empowered by being given the training, mentorship and capital to start their own small businesses. Everything done moving forward will be focused on self-sufficiency and employment. Ms Paul also intends push for improved main and farm access roads, enhanced sporting and community facilities, better housing and greater access to social programmes for those in need.

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48 Comments

  1. Pittsburgh Dominican
    November 24, 2014

    Thank you for your service to the country.

  2. Me
    November 22, 2014

    Shame on Matthew for some idiotic comments made…. No respect

  3. John Paul
    November 22, 2014

    Papa God! Skeritt put some butter on that dry bread of untruth!Matthew Walter did what kind of job as Minister of Agriculture?
    That take the cake !

  4. skerrit love walter
    November 22, 2014

    Prime Minister Skerrit expressed his gratitude to Minister Walter for his selfless service to Dominica, the people of the Paix Bouche Constituency and the Dominica Labour Party.

    Skerrit expressed gratitude to walter for his selfless service? Oh my God! And (Satan) saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me- Matthew 4:9.
    Well it seems to me that Skerrit really loves Matthew Walter and Paix Bouche, and I would not be surprised to hear one day that a mother from Paix Bouche names their son “Skerrit” just to make sure his name is stamped in Paix Bouche. Wouldn’t it be something else to hear Matthew Walter is the pawen of something else of that child? What if the first name of the child is Skerrit and his last name is also Skerrit? DNO, what I mean is “Skerrit” as first name and the child’s mother’s last name is also Skerrit, and as a result, the mother decides to pass on her last name to the child instead of the father’s last name, like in the cas of the PM who is carrying his mother’s last name. What if Matthew Walter is the one to adopt baby Skerrit just to make sure there is always a Skerrit in his life?

  5. For Real
    November 22, 2014

    Not grandson. Grand daughter

  6. November 22, 2014

    last week skerritt cry down the farmer so much saying he don’t want a farmer to go up for marigot so he got a doctor and Mathew walter never stand up for the farmer and tell skerritt stop talking nonsense. that is why skerritt commending him now.

  7. November 22, 2014

    what walter do for paix buche. the same things done is the same thing any one else in government have to do children would still go school. any young entrepreneurs that walter help them get on their foot apart from matham and worrena walter

  8. Think it Over
    November 22, 2014

    “Prime Minister Skerrit expressed his gratitude to Minister Walter for his selfless service to Dominica, the people of the Paix Bouche Constituency and the Dominica Labour Party.” – selfless service my foot! The man spent his time ensuring that all his children got scholarships to further their studies while the children from families in his constituency got nothing except crumbs from the Red Clinic. Walter’s son was made Acting Director of Trade when there are lots of very competent people who could do the job. Walter’s wife was rehired on contract as and Education Officer after her retirement when there are lots of other very competent people there waiting to be employed. And you call this selfless service !! Are we going mad in this country.

  9. Think it Over
    November 22, 2014

    This only proves that Skerrit lacks good leadership and management skills. Only an incompetent leader/manager would reward incompetency. Where did Skerrit learn about management and leadership. The man had no such experience when he became leader of this country. True he is a trickster and someone who likes people to come begging him for handouts, and as Man Himself says in his calypso “That man has Zess”, but this does not make you a good leader by any stretch of the imagination. No wonder things are so upside down!

  10. Prophet
    November 22, 2014

    God holds each man accountable for the words he utters….He also knows how to hold/keep individuals in position and to hold them and all in their household accountable for a day of judgement yet to come…., regardless of the outcome of Dec. 8th a day of judgement and justice is yet to come soon…..

  11. La Vie
    November 22, 2014

    Once again I am reminded of Napoleon from the book “Animal Farm.” Please Google the book Animal Farm and then compare for yourselves.

    When did we as a people become so comfortable with incompetence, and mediocrity. Are we actually swallowing the kool aide of the PM because it is served it a nice fancy crystal glass marked *SEWO*?

    When will we open our eyes and see what is really happening? There is absolutely none so blind as those who refuse to see.

  12. Aunty
    November 22, 2014

    How sad!!

  13. famalay
    November 22, 2014

    matthew smame u shame on skerrit shame on de dlp for sayin that garbage

  14. Titiwi
    November 22, 2014

    So Mathew Walter get the booby prize, the wooden spoon for keeping moumou! Mr. Walter you are even less of a man than your dictatorial benefactor. No respect, no respect at all!!

  15. interpol
    November 22, 2014

    Well do Mathew Walters you kill the banana industry welll done.the minister of argriculture killl bananas and is now fighting ebola lmao lmao lmao….

  16. Mark 2
    November 22, 2014

    Oh please !!!!!

  17. UDOHREADYET
    November 21, 2014

    allu can have opinions about whomever and hat they did or didn’t do… If I lived in pais bouche I would want a parl rep from the wining party… just saying.

    • Anonymous
      November 25, 2014

      Exactly that is why they are voting the blue candidate.

  18. goon
    November 21, 2014

    I’m hoping in the name of freedom of speech my comment will get through.. but we all knkw that mathew walters is resigning because Skerrit is the father of his new grand child. With that being said.. I wish Dominica a fair election.

  19. zamm
    November 21, 2014

    Oh boy, Skerritt have guts to come out publicly and lie about a person like this. Everything about Walter said by Skerritt is jus untrue. Why is now you saying such nice things. MR Walter must be in shock. Only fools would believe dat crap…. Labour must gooooo

  20. watcher
    November 21, 2014

    See Walter face nuh.He looking like them funny cartoon character. :lol:

  21. Mourning Mr. Walter
    November 21, 2014

    Mr. Walter, I don’t know you per say but based on the few statements made by the Hon. PM about you and your role in the DLP, you seem to be a very nice person and may have served Mr. exceptionall well, since I have never heard him speak so highly of any other politician. But Mr. Walter, I have a request that I want to throw at you. Sir, I do not know anything about you and DO NOT KNOW if you have children especially DAUGHTERS. In case you have daughters Mr. Matthew Walter, please, as a senior member of the DLP, and one who seems to be bowing out of politics according to the PM, please sir, for the sake of your daughters in case you have, please condemn the very un-prime-minister like statement Mr Skerrit made about Monel Williams in Calibishie the other night. Mr. Walter, in case you have daugters tomorrow they might very well want to follow the footstep of their dad and become politicians and may very well run against Mr Skerrit and in the event they make some mistakes in life that Skerrit gets to know about, he might very well do to them what he did to Monel William while you are still alive sir. I feel very passionate about his very nasty, vulgar, and un-leader like attack on ms. William because I myself have three very bright daughters that I would not want any one to insult like the Pm insulted Ms. Monel. So Mr. Walter, if all the nice things the PM said about you are true and if you do have daughters please, before you step out of politics, show Mr. Skerrit that you are a real man by condemning his statement against Ms. William. Remember sir, if you do have daughters, tomorrow it might be them on the receiving end. let’s kill the old snake in the bush before it bites us in our own house!

  22. Anonymous
    November 21, 2014

    Love all you love me so………You know damn well Calibishie dummies kept voting for you even if they were disappointing in you…….

  23. D Scars of Matthew
    November 21, 2014

    As a fellow villager of Paix Bouche, Matthew Walter will go down in our history as the FAR WORSE parl rep we have ever had, going back to the years of Mr. Bannis in the 70’s and I don’t believe we will ever produce another of his type. Stating with Mr. Bannis, to Jenner Armor and Rosie Douglas, who mark you, only served as an opposition in 1995. Mr. Skerrit, can you point at one single item we in the paix Bouche constituency got from the DLP and Mr. Walter in 15 years? As a laborite I voted for Mr. Walter every election but my God, how badly has this man failed us! As Mr. Walter, my former teacher prepares to leave office, we in the Paix Bouche Constituency could not wait to see him get kicked out by you, although we are left with the unforgiven scars he has left us with when he compared you to “Jesus”. These scars we will forever carry even many years after you have gone. To us in the Paix Bouche constituency this will go down as your only accomplishment as parl rep. That’s why I will never vote Skerrit again in my life because in his dealings with you I have found him to be the direct opposite of anything that looks like Jesus.

  24. Ras
    November 21, 2014

    well done walter.you completed the task skerrit wanted you to do. You killed agriculture.

  25. U Hear Lies!!!
    November 21, 2014

    I realize Skerrit said nothing of Matthew’s role as Minister of Agriculture, but however, the candidate for the Wesley constituency, Ms. Benjamin, made one statement in her profile/biography that truly describes the role of the out going Matthew Walter and his government, with the disaster caused to agriculture. Here is Athenia Benjamin: “I will work hard to rejuvenate the agricultural base of Wesley and Woodford Hill.” Rejuvenate means to restore, renew, resurrect, to bring back to use. So in essence, Athenia Benjamin is on record agreeing with us that her Skerrit labor Party lead by Matthew Walter, killed agriculture in her Wesley / Woodford hill constituency.

  26. November 21, 2014

    Paix Bouche constituency if Roslyn Paul did not stand up against Roosevelt Skerrit when he went on a ramp page on WOMEN, what does that tell you she is a product of her Boss and she should never get your vote, you have someone who have class and dignity in Mrs .Victor remember what she said she will do for you reach out to her and send DLP to the gutter where they belong . You have got to take a stand and send the message to her party. Change is a must.

  27. Voter
    November 21, 2014

    Please.. Skerrit is not the PM of Dominica. He is the leader of the opposition and former Prime Minister of the country. No sitting PM could be behaving in such vulgar manner.

  28. fantastic4
    November 21, 2014

    Walter is that the same Walter that wanted to fight with SKERRIT over a domestic dispute? Is that the same Walter that cried whenthey put him agriculture in what he termed a dying Ministry? Is that the same Walter that Timorthy say doh have work to do thats why he send him to the Eloba health meeting in Cuban ? Is that the same Matthew Walter that when he reach Cuba he forget is an Ebola meeting and he start talking Black Sigatoga ? is that the same Walter nuh all you?

    • Osanna Mowanga
      November 22, 2014

      Matthew go and remove that red shirt on you.
      go plant the bananas you allow to die
      and you know Skerrt does not want you. Remember to vote the SAW.

  29. Anonymous
    November 21, 2014

    Job well done, Skerrit says! Boy, oh boy I wonder if he is talking about somebody else? Walter has been a total waste of time for his constituency, what exactly has he done. Absolutely nothing, apart from watching Skerrit destroy agriculture, the same thing he was paid for to look after on behalf of the citizens of Dominica. What an incompetent and corrupt bunch congratulating each other. Time for change. We’ve got it in our hands now!

  30. is true it happen?
    November 21, 2014

    History will record the prostitution of our agriculture by Skerritt’s DLP Gov’t.

    Please someone answer those questions?

    Has the agricultural sector been neglected?

    Has the standard of living of the farmers and their families increased?

    Did farmers sell more produce and therefore made more money during Walters’ stint as agriculture Minister?

    Are there any serious concerns by Walters, any rift with anyone in DLP due to certain secret, troubling things within?

    Search your conscience grandson..

  31. too late
    November 21, 2014

    the pm must be nice to walter ehh. I mean dont forget the mix up that walter can just expose

  32. Oh No
    November 21, 2014

    Mayshastay!

  33. Francisco Telemaque
    November 21, 2014

    You know, one form of psychology employers usually use to keep a fired employee quiet, and prevent them from unleashing their disgruntled fury on the former employer, is by showering the fired employee with sweet sounding useless words, as Skerrit has done in Walters case.

    Sometimes the former employer will issue letters of recommendation to the useless fired employee. When I have a tenant who dose not pay their rent on time, rather than evicting them I advised them to look for another place to live, when they go out house or apartment hunting, and use me as reference, when their new prospective land lord calls me to find out if they are a good or bad tenant, I always give them a good report.

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    That is an easy method I used to get them out of my place, the other land lord now have to deal with their misery; that is Roosevelt tactics, and psychology he used on puppets as Walter!

    If indeed the puppet Walters did, and in reality contributed so much to the development of Paix Bouche, how come Skerrit nor Walter has named, or point to something visible that the human eyes can behold, and say yes; indeed without the efforts of Walter, this would not have materialized!

    They cannot point to anything, because nothing significant was done in the fifteen years, Skerrit held power in the country. The same thing applies to every constituency of which their representatives are fired.

    People the time has come for serious change in our country: Skerrit is an obstacle in the of development in Dominica, get rid of this guy, if he is reelected, nothing is going to change, Skerrit will repeat his actions, and if one maintains the status quo, the result will forever be the same.

    The only thing that can be expected, to come if Skerrit is reelected is that his dictatorship will no longer be hidden, he will show his true color, and rule Dominica under his dictates, eliminating the freedom of democracy in the country.

    I know some of my opponents, and critics, will run off their mouth saying I do not know what I am talking about. To those I say remember twenty years ago, I predicted with a Labor Party in power led by Rosie Douglas, Dominica would remain the same, my words did not fall, and so for the past twenty years under the Labor Party, Dominica has sunk deeper into poverty, it is time to remove these people who are only concern for themselves, and the rest of the nation eats the crumb the devil leaves at the gate hell. I am predicting again if Skerrit wins this election the lights in Dominica will cease to glow!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • DANZIGER
      November 21, 2014

      @Telemacologie shut the hell up. You sit in ppl country like a JACCO.

    • La Vie
      November 22, 2014

      Now where are the 100x like buttons when I need them. Mr Telemaque, once again “u hit de nail right on de head”. Love your comments. I surely do literally Laugh Out Loud making my colleagues look towards my office wondering what is so funny. Keep on writing my dear Sir. Kudos!

  34. Observer
    November 21, 2014

    Under Matthew Walter’s watch banana export fell to its lowest EVER.
    Somebody please tell me what Walter has achieved as Pal Rep for the past 20 years? It is a damning indictment on the constituents to have repeatedly elected someone to represent their interest!!
    And our tax money has to pay for his funeral!!!
    How do these people sleep at nights??!!
    What is his legacy??!!

    • Osanna Mowanga
      November 22, 2014

      what about the minister in St Thomas that getting big salary and doing nothing?

  35. minister let us Down
    November 21, 2014

    well Done Mr Matthew walter you leadership in the agriculture was so so so great today dominica the country just put a stop in importing green vegetable. how can you sleep???

  36. Bee
    November 21, 2014

    Biggest joke Skerrit.
    Where did Walter work? In community development? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    In Agriculture? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO as a matter of fact he kill it!
    Commended my big toe.
    But then again you ave to say something to save face

  37. truth to humanity
    November 21, 2014

    but wait grandson hahahahhahhha what all u saying seriously papamate

  38. Hmmmm
    November 21, 2014

    That man they calling Roosevelt Skerrit. All he can do is give maypwee and belittle people. He cannot speak of issues. Matthew Walters was an incompetent minister of agriculture. Completely ineffective and incompetent. Lord save us from these people.

    Change is a must!

  39. Mee3
    November 21, 2014

    Are you Serious….”a job well done”, man, this man spear headed the disapperance of agriculture, and you teliing us it was a job well done. If there is another reason why you’re say it is a job well done tell us but please do not tell us is the the job he did by killing agriculture or maybe that was the plan all along, kill it so these farmers can come beg us. Shame SHame SHAme SHAMe SHAME.

  40. truth
    November 21, 2014

    shame shame shame, You lie skeritt,
    You just have to spare mathew ,because he speared you first,
    ,I wonder if he is proud of his grand son

    • DA overs
      November 21, 2014

      Which grandson

  41. TRUEMAN
    November 21, 2014

    ******THE FORGOTTEN INDUSTRY******

    Notice that Hon; Walter was NOT commended for his sterling contribution to the agricultural industry!!!

    We know why!!

    As for his contribution to the Paix Bouche Constituency, that’s for the resident to decide for themselves.

    I don’t know!!

  42. Oh well
    November 21, 2014

    “‘ She is humble, competent, caring and loving. In other words, she is nothing like her opponent!” the Prime Minister stated.

    All those are qualities Ms Victor possess and has demonstrated – I have never heard anyone, not even labourites dispute that fact!

    Says a lot when to make oneself look good we have to say untruths about others or even mention them at all! And if Ms Paul agrees to that then she has a very flawed mindset!

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