PM Skerrit fires salvo at opponents

PM Skerrit
PM Skerrit

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has taken a swipe at his political opponents and critics including new United Workers Party candidate for Roseau Central, Joseph Isaac.

Speaking at the commissioning of a filling station in Scotts Head on Tuesday evening, Skerrit questioned those who criticize his social programs.

“How could you criticize us for helping a poor person with a home, how could you criticize us helping a child get to school through the provision of a school bus, how could you criticize that?” he queried.

In an apparent swipe at Isaac, although he did not mention his name, Skerrit stated, “And I am hearing all of them with interest in politics these days, enunciating all kinds of things but I am saying to them, especially those in the Roseau Central Constituency, that monies you owe anybody go and pay it first and then make yourself available to the people of Dominica.”

When contacted on the matter, Isaac said he will respond to the prime minister’s remarks “at the appropriate time.”

Earlier in the month reports from the United Workers Party (UWP) indicated that Issac will be replacing current Parliamentary representative, Norris Prevost.

In an interview with Dominica News Online Issac indicated that he had the full support of the executive of the party and the supporters of the UWP in the Roseau constituency.

Isaac also emerged as a nominee for the position of UWP ‘s deputy political leader at the party’s nominations council meeting last week.

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173 Comments

  1. October 30, 2013

    I all the time emailed this webpabe post page to alll my contacts, since if
    like to read it then my friends will too.

  2. Black Infinity
    August 24, 2013

    I am enjoying tax free. Ha ha ha ha. My pawen is setting me up nicely. Booo boooo to you Dominicas.
    However, I must confess that my conscience has been pricking me heavily and I’m now spotting in the same infinity. No shades on.
    Don’t joke with conscience.

  3. simplygorgeous70
    August 24, 2013

    i am from Scott’s Head but not of Scott’s Head in Scott’s Head we have alot of educated people who have no commonsense nor wisdom so the P M knows that so He will use any these time to air out his bad airs and the people will scream forgive them they know not what they do their children is ashamed of them

  4. trolol
    August 23, 2013

    We shall not be moved, nothing can remove DLP!

    • marion
      August 26, 2013

      why dont you ask the dlp to produce the stock certificates from liat? you ignorant fool,

  5. dayandnightvision
    August 23, 2013

    I really do not understand the UWP supporters. So many things all you saying on the PM and as soon as he open his mouth all you ‘enwayghay’ Come on man. Is a give and take situation. So give the PM a break. He is coming back to ‘rock all you world’ at the next elections. Is fraid all you fraid

    • Truth Hurts
      August 23, 2013

      Your catarac is over ripe by now.

  6. Ludermy
    August 23, 2013

    Are you starting to grab at straw Mr PM?

    • politics
      August 23, 2013

      the pm is not grabbing anything remember in the time of u w p edison use to run dominica under terrorist money and when they started to ketch up on ben laden that is lost election do you want to hear more st.joe

  7. St.Joe
    August 23, 2013

    I mean, how can a P.M go on national radio and try to justify , hand delivery of cash to the populace?? (without any checks)Saying how can some people have a problem with helping poor people!! In this 21 first century!This sort of politics is still going??
    Have we the educated people of Dominica really sat down and listen to who we have voted for??
    It tells a lot about us.

  8. Mahaut
    August 23, 2013

    Skerro, Have you and the DLP heard this term? ” Give a man a fish and he will have food for today , but teach him to fish and he will have food for ever.”
    I think you and DLP want Dominicans to be fed for one day so that they will be dependant on DLP for ever.
    This is ashame on your part,and these are among the reasons why we need change in Dominica.
    Another thing is am so shocked at, the number of people who are swallowing your crap that you are saying and even clapping evertime you open your mouth. I mean who are these people who can’t see through your lame lies??

  9. Ted boy
    August 23, 2013

    Ted boy,some people like you try to raise the level of debate and conversation on issues. The p.m knows exactly what he is doing with these comments or so called maypwee. He is just energizing part of his base.
    Those are the people who are given hand outs close to election,those who think that free bus ride to school is development, those who will proclaim how much they love their pm because drains are being built in lagoon and work is being done on the cottage road.
    Ted how will these politician become competent, accountable and responsible when in addition to his base who love to hear their pm and Reggie give maypwee you have a dentist from lagoon,prominent business men-hardware store owners , a famous pastor, so called villa owners supporting them and refuse to admit the dishonesty and lack of transparency in this administration. By the way some of these supporters preach in church and so eh. I don’t know if they ever preach about honesty, integrity and soo..

    Ted you know how many houses Reggie has? Have you seen the expansion of his home? While he is able to develop himself his supporters settle for a handout every election and they love their p.m

    Ted what u gonna do?

  10. Dcamassive
    August 23, 2013

    Woy woy woy Nothing Happening and their head they losing…

    Time for Change!

    • politics
      August 23, 2013

      there is no way labour is going lost this election next year if the freedom party were there yes you could talk but all freedom votes are for labour and all those who are u w p look at them good good good you know what a donkey have on its back thats what they are thank you

  11. Dominican by birth
    August 23, 2013

    DO NOT RESPONSE it’s because of bad governance which made us poorer and poorer that everyone now owes if it’s not the utility companies is the bank..whose without debt?? please rubbish talk belongs in the gutter

  12. Dominican by birth
    August 23, 2013

    This man behaves and talks like real ghetto, what i want to hear is a debate between the new leader of the opposition and Mr. Skerrit

    • Big Teeth
      August 23, 2013

      The PM will never accept the challenge because he knows he will be the looser of choice not by chance.

      I am surprised that as an English teacher, he has no debating skills.

  13. ????????
    August 23, 2013

    Dr Benjamin be on the alert. Give him the injection in his head, if is mad he mad.

  14. Doc. Love
    August 23, 2013

    Put a pig in a palace,it still remains a pig. Regardless, to who represents the Labor Party, the mapuis, the roro business is part of the organization. It is like a culture. My Dad once told me that during a political meeting, a Minister of the Labor Government, told his supporters he knows the price and colour of underwear Miss Charles wears. In resent times, we have heard of several derogatory remarks coming out of the foul mouth of a man called Tony, with no respect for Dominicans especially members of the opposition. Those of us who listen to the so-called animal show, are familiar with the description and language that comes out of the mouth of a Senior Citizen who vehemently supports the Skerrit Labor Party Government. When I hear Skerrit with this mapuis, roro, rum shop talk, I wonder wether the leadership qualities of the man is overrated.

  15. Malgraysa
    August 23, 2013

    Oh, and when did Mr. Skerrit’s Govt. pay their own Public Works Corp. on time? When did they ever pay their light- and telephone bill on time, eh? We have an old saying about that big pot calling the kettle black, not true? I don’t know about Mr.Isaac owing money but surely, you should check yourself first before coming with such talk because it can easily bite you.

  16. Anonymous
    August 23, 2013

    Are we Dominicans the most emotional or are we just playing politics? Words seems to break our bones even if it’s not dirrected at us, that’s a sign of personal weekness. Whatever is said to someone should only hurt them if they allow it to, a strong person who is being told something negative should either not answer or answer strongly, instead a crying it hurting. Everywhere in the world you listen to politics you know it’s a dirty game with alot of words and most times it do get dirty. Here we seem to think that it should be all sweet talk well I am ready for all the negatives that will be said about me for my post but I am not a cry baby.

  17. Anonymous
    August 23, 2013

    Why does citizens always thinks it’s their job to answer for a politician? Shouldn’t a politician be able to answer for his/herself? DNO did the smart think as always to go straight to Isaac for his response yet we have people here answering for him although he chose not to comment yet. People please let the politicians argue on our behalf stop acting as if they ask for your help.

  18. Anonymous
    August 23, 2013

    Say what all you want, curse me, call me all sorts of names, give me all thumbs down, I could care less, but I giving this government 2-3 more terms in office because I don’t wish to be fooled again into thinking that politicians who outside talking going to come in and do any better. The present government have made many mistakes but atleast they have the experience. Therefore a new party would simply come and have to make too many more mistakes before they can gain the experience to do better. In an island as difficult as Dominica to develop I believe a government needs alot of time to do work. Countries like the US and Uk have had their democracies for a very long time so hence the country is strong so they can afford to change government more often but we need time. The UWP is now rather a new party so there is no guarantee that they can just pick up the ball and run with it and who can’t see that must be living in dreamland, where that is. It has never happened in the past and certainly won’t happen now if you were to follow the history of Dominica you would notice under every government people cried out about poverty and so to migrated.

  19. John
    August 23, 2013

    Skerrit needs to put all that money collected from the sale of passports out in the sunlight and explain where it is, who got it and which bank account it is located overseas. If it is in the treasury there needs to be full accounting.

  20. PoKeSa
    August 23, 2013

    This isn’t Prime Ministership behaviour what our PM has said about Joseph Isaac about monies owed. Isn’t it under the Labour Party administration that D/ca is owing other nations Million of EC/US$ Dollars.

    Why throw stones when you’ve got glass windows too?

  21. John Paul
    August 22, 2013

    Does it help the Poor to build a 27 million Dollar Palace? Does it help the Poor to build a Palace using foreign workers ?Does it help the Poor to build a State College with Foreign Workers?
    Is it not that same Poor who pays VAT on everything they consume who still has to pay back those loans You took ?
    You are helping Yourself in the name of the Poor but You are not helping the Poor!If You were helping the Poor You would have negotiated JOBS for the Poor!

  22. first
    August 22, 2013

    Labourrrrrrrr powerrrrrrrrrrr, Dominica is on the international vibes with our Young P.M Skerrit…!!!

  23. August 22, 2013

    It’s time for Labor Party’s performance evaluation under the leadership of PM Skero:

    Roads A+
    Social Programs A+
    Aviation / Airport Improvements / Update A+
    Health & Education A+
    Employment / Job Creation A+
    Foreign Policy / Trade B+
    All Others / General B+

    Advice – All other political parties should join the present administration, the Labor Party, and assist them in economic progress and development for the good of Dominica. Lets keep the momentum.

  24. HomeAlone
    August 22, 2013

    Because you are NOT alleviating poverty. You are making them dependent. ” give a man a fish he will be hungry eventually! Teach a man to fish and he will never grow hungry”

    Mr. PM put programs in place so that the poor and less fortunate can work and earn a living. Stop talking ” zordie.”

    You can help in other ways besides giving HAND OUTS!!!’ That’s what they mean….

  25. Anonymous
    August 22, 2013

    Skerrit is using the poor and the week as a stepping stone to ferther his agenda. That;s all. Shame on him for using people when they are at their weekest. Shame shame.

    • Justice and Truth
      August 22, 2013

      This is a downright lie. Do not misconstrue what he stated. As PM he must assist the poor who are in need of. Will you help them or who will?
      He is making a point of what he has done for Dominica and you opposition and critics are ungrateful. You still give him a rough time. Some of you people lack love. Your hearts are hard as rock. How could such a Party want to rule Dominica?
      When election time rolls around I hope Dominicans put on their thinking cap (before that) and vote wisely. If they do not, they will bear the repercussion of their words, emotion and actions.
      Me, personally, I would vote for the Party/person who has done the most for Dominica and will do more for it. This is how I vote in Canada. No one pulls the wool over my eyes.
      God is depending on Dominicans to vote wisely for the good of the country and all nationals, not by your emotions and coercion. You should know what I mean. Be smart. Learn appreciation and gratitude. Be fair.

  26. didi
    August 22, 2013

    all the comments that we dominicans are making we all have to say thanks to dlp because eddie did notthing at all he first killed bananas which was one of our main industri our sand god send to save dominica they sold it under table for money and so many more to talk a bout uwp pm keep it up you have the gold for dominica you will stay for ever big up labour once more they ashame uwp .

    • St. Joe Massive
      August 23, 2013

      Charma ni pli cher pasay fwisee.

  27. Jbfox
    August 22, 2013

    From what am reading laborites are not on social media crying foul.UWP supporters are calling the prime minister all kind of names one can think off but the moment he opens his mouth and respond to them they are crying.When u give blows prepare to get blows.

    • POSITIVE
      August 23, 2013

      I CONCUR

    • Massacre
      August 23, 2013

      Laborites have been told to stay away from educated discussions, because DLP don’t want them to hear or read the truth.
      As soon as I meet one of them and seat to discuss any matter about the situation in Da, they always tell me that they don’t have time and leave.

  28. ????????
    August 22, 2013

    Ha! Ha! boy Skerro. The pressure is on now boy.
    You already get a loose screw.!
    That is just the beginning.

    • Justice and Truth
      August 22, 2013

      I do think that you have one. :twisted: :twisted:

    • Malgraysa
      August 23, 2013

      Is not only the screw, is the loose hinge I’m more worried about.

  29. UDOHREADYET
    August 22, 2013

    The prime minister is gearing up for a tough political debate… but it’s obvious he’s going to win. Let us take the opportunity of debates and the election process to challenge him on whether he invests in technology for Dominica and his strategy in the long-term and short term to alleviate Dominica from the heavy burden of debt. Stop selling passports, stop selling land and expand Dominican based businesses internationally, we can export our quality and knowledge without selling our country and culture!

  30. say it loud
    August 22, 2013

    The problem is there are too many political parties in a small country like Dominica. Every body is power hungry
    .

  31. %
    August 22, 2013

    Mr PM Sir You are My Good Friend Sir BUT recent Developments have Me very very Much concerned about your Sanity Sir.I have realized that being PM of Dominica is something you have enjoyed,and basked in Sir and you would like it to perpetuate forever Sir….But as you have been warned in the Bible Sir, there is a SEASON FOR EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN SIR!
    CAN YOU NOW READ THIS MR PM?
    “””MY GOD IN Heaven””””””…There is a disease Blowing In The Wind and It’s Called Madness….
    I Say “””””There is a Disease Blowing In The Wind and It’s Called Madness””””””
    I Don’t Know If is Something That I Must Have eaten Or I Must Have Drunk When I Was Small, But To Me It Seem As If I am Going Mad!!!!! Mad! Mad! Mad!
    I WILL KEEP ON PRAYING FOR YOUR SANITY SIR!!!
    “”””””LABOUR POWDER!!!!!!!!

    • Justice and Truth
      August 22, 2013

      Save your energy and wind. Pray for him. When last you prayed for politicians, other nationals and your country?

    • Natiwel
      August 23, 2013

      You are the one going mad, according to you. What did you really mean to say?

    • uhumm
      August 23, 2013

      lolol/…. poooooffff

  32. forkit
    August 22, 2013

    skerrit you are not helping poor people by giving them all the time, you must creat an opportunity for them to be self dependent, in other words creat jobs, be it directly or indirectly that can impact their lives positively.. ..
    and secondly if you want to blow steam why dont you debate with the young man and put him in his place once and for all….

    now after i listened to you for thirteen years, you make me thing that a degree does nothing for someone, because you sure behave like a mepweais. you have no words that could be quoted long after you are gone…

    you should be deleted

    • Justice and Truth
      August 22, 2013

      You would do your country a favor to do something good for it and for the economy.

    • Cool J
      August 23, 2013

      I agree with you. I have nothing against feeding someone, but am not going to give you fish everyday.. I’ll teach you how to fish. I see people who have the ability to work, plant a garden or do something for themselves just sit there and wait for govt check and if its not on time they even quarrel.. that is nonesense… they even think about the fact that they are not contributing to social security and when they reach retirement age they will have no source of income.. or maybe they will be still going to red clinic.. this is ridiculous and has to stop.

  33. Immature Politicians
    August 22, 2013

    As a young lady looking to make a decision as to which political party best suits me, I am disheartened to hear the leader of our country for the second time mentioning that citizens owe money, and what they should do. Now, let’s look at this holistically; does Dominica owe anyone? Why do we have banks and what is one of their main functions? I mean need I elaborate any further? This scare tactic foolish and childish attitude need to stop ASAP. I am in touch with many young people like myself who just graduated from college and owe the bank, and sad to say these very same politicians have not provided the enabling environment for business to flourish and employ young people talk shop. First, I want you to know Mr. PM the young people of this country who I interact with and are without jobs will make their feelings known at the poling stations next election. You and your cronies who have turned this country from dealing with issues that affect employment and other pertinent issues will hear from the youth of Dominica. It’s is a promise! Do not be fooled by our lack of chatter in the public domain, we are listening.

    • John Paul
      August 22, 2013

      If You owe You can always pay those who loaned to You but if You steal You may have large sums of money stashed away in secret accounts but You will always be a THIEF!

    • orchid
      August 23, 2013

      When CITYIZEN OWES MONEY, he owes money. What is your problem with that? And if you live in Dominica Immature Politician, you should have been reading and watching the news about the varied programmes designed to help YOUNG PEOPLE like yourself come up with small businesses. For your information, many are doing very well in their business. Where have you been ALL this time? If you are serious about working to help develop your country and do not know where to turn there are people who can direct you to the proper place and help you make a good decision.

      • Immature Politicians
        August 24, 2013

        I have a homework assignment for you Orchid: Go Roseau and write down the local business places both existing or not; then record if they are not there which business is in their place. Finally, the small business you spoke of interview the current owner to find out how are they doing.

  34. >>>>>>>>>>:>
    August 22, 2013

    Isaac stay away from the dirty gutter. Don’t go down there to meet any man that is getting off his normal senses.

    • Justice and Truth
      August 22, 2013

      Have you nothing better to state? One makes such a statement and the others follow. Monkey see, monkey do and say – copycats. How can anybody take people as you seriously? You are antagonists and cantankerous.

  35. Jill
    August 22, 2013

    ‘And I am hearing all of them with interest in politics these days, enunciating all kinds of things but I am saying to them, especially those in the Roseau Central Constituency, that monies you owe anybody go and pay it first and then make yourself available to the people of Dominica.”

    The pressue is on and let the games begin. Time is running out for this guy and his crew.

  36. civil servant
    August 22, 2013

    Let me answer him for you Isaac …..Skeritt, 8) …”it is none of your damm business, who Isaac owing money….go to hell… go to hell… go to hell….”
    :-D :mrgreen: :lol:

    • Mamize
      August 22, 2013

      Lololololololol, Civil Servant, I Like!!!!
      In your skin!!!
      Use his own words to whip his bottom!

      Seriously, Isaac, don’t go there with Skero in the gutter. Rise above that, show him you are much more mature than he is.

    • John Paul
      August 22, 2013

      lol lol lol

    • orchid
      August 23, 2013

      So civil servant you know that Isaac owes money? So you must be working at the inland revenue department then? You are now guilty of putting Isaac’s private business in the public domain. The Prime Minister’s comment had NO ISAAC in it. If you are a REAL CIVIL servant you are unethical and should mend your ways.

  37. %
    August 22, 2013

    The Leader of “””””LABOUR POWDER”””” is losing it.
    HE REQUIRES HELP RIGHT NOW!!!!
    Isaac do not respond to that, but do help him if you see him acting funny on the street.Remember he is still Dominican.
    “”””LABOUR POWDER”””””

  38. %
    August 22, 2013

    I would like to advice Issac NOT TO RESPOND TO THIS RUM SHOP AND GUTTER politics from the PM.If you are going to do something at all,please contect Dr Benjamin and put him on the alert, since he will soon have a high level mental case to deal with. The PM’s problem is not Issac you know. The man has got deranged from the time he heard that Linton is in the race. Wonder if he is sleeping well at nights.
    Well Mr PM you are not dreaming, Mr Linton will be our next PM. You must come out and tell us why you have gotten so sick of the announcement!!!!!!! Remember you were the one who told him to get into the ring.
    LIKE A WARRIOR,HE IS THERE NOW!!!
    You are now between a rock and a hard place SIR.
    1. will you go all out for Linton to lose his deposit MR PM?
    2.Do you really expect Issac to get down to your level (next level) and respond to that rum shop rhetoric?
    3.You thought that Linton was afraid of the political ring?
    4.Why do you sweat so profusely, now that Linton is in the race?
    5. Why has all the 18-3 talk, the young man talk, the dimples talk of 2009 disappeared into thin air Mr PM? Is it because you are now an elderly citizen?
    6.Thought running a country was a BEAUTY CONTEST MR PM?
    7.When is the first debate between you and Linton MR PM?
    8. Will you tell him go to Hell at a certain point in the debate?
    9.Are you caught this time with your pants down MR PM?
    10. IF YOU ARE A BULLY CALL A SNAP ELECTION MR PM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    MY VOTE IS FOR LINTON’S CANDIDATE.

    • Really!
      August 22, 2013

      I can’t believe that those UWPites are talking about dirty politics and that Skerrit is scared of Lennox Linton. Really!! Are you people serious. Linton. The so called propaganda journalist, who all of a sudden turned politician! Is that the best leader that UWP could come up with? Trust me people, Skerrit and the DLP are laughing, because it’s a big JOKE.
      A man with no political experience, no credentials, not even a class from a college, much less a Degree!

      U W P is creating bullies on this Island. They believe that they have the right to disrespect people and their positions, on their Q Radio station. It is a shame and a disgrace! Now their new bullying tatics is that that The PM, the honorable Skerrit is Mad. But trust me, you all will have to deal with that Man for a very long time- because the Labour Party I’ll be Back, again with a landslide victory.

  39. Neg Mawon
    August 22, 2013

    That is how Mr. Skerro is the dirty gutter politics instead of rising up to the occasion and be an example!!

  40. Hmmmmm
    August 22, 2013

    That’s why politics in Dominica don’t interest me. Maypwe alone they giving. Low and dirty politics. Where is the decency, integrity and gentlemanly behavior. No real discussions of issues. Just throwing words like little children in a schoolyard. smh

  41. August 22, 2013

    Mr Issac keep your head high don’t bow to such rubbish,keep talking about the issues.

  42. August 22, 2013

    Mr.PM you have reached your lowest ebe its really time for you to go.That is just a foolish comment.Mr PMare you debt free.You are confirming everything your critics have been saying.Hope they vote labour out,but your keep your seat so you can be shamed in the house.

  43. Better Government
    August 22, 2013

    The fat lady just walked into the room. She is clearing her throat. I think the end is near.. The singing will soon begin..

  44. do not edit
    August 22, 2013

    He no longer owes cause he used our money to pay his debts. And to line his wallet.

    • T
      August 22, 2013

      I am in a poor working Dominica,srtuggling like no body’s business. I am owing all the banks plus the main Credit Union.Only one man in Dominica that is not owing.
      First time I am hearing a PM giving the people that he serves MAY PWEE WE!

  45. Sa Ca Fete La
    August 22, 2013

    Ou mon chabai meu. I can’t believe is a head of state employed by the people giving such a speech.
    Shame on us

  46. ole sea dog
    August 22, 2013

    after 13 yrs in power no plan. Yet They want more. Off with their heads I say!

  47. B WARNED
    August 22, 2013

    issac better don’t come and do like skerrit u know with that mepwe business..don’t do no little boy game there at all…let skerit see u r grown…u cannot go responding to this? everybody owing somebody duh…do not disappoint me and answer skerit ok otherwise u lose my vote..u cannot do like those little boys..do not let them make u lose your focus conscentrate on how u want to move the country forward with your team..PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO SKERRIT. EVEN IF U OWING,,I OWING HE OWING, EVERYBODY OWING SO WHAT…DO ANSWER THE LITTLE BOY OK. SMDH I WARNING U.

    • B WARNED
      August 22, 2013

      DO NOT ANSWER I MEANT TO SAY

    • babalene
      August 22, 2013

      Well I differ; answer him self – he have us Dominicans by virtue of the national debt owing every Tom Dick and Harry therefore tell Skerro before he come back for our vote go pay all those people he owe – especially those he owe without getting our consent first.

    • ()
      August 22, 2013

      LEAVE THE GUTTER FOR HIM! Don’t respond!

  48. thiny
    August 22, 2013

    Parks such as the one called the gardens in Roseau should be common on the island,…encourage the youth and volunteer workers to help make that possible……please set aside land for that purpose

  49. thiny
    August 22, 2013

    Yep ..I agree please we need more public parks, only one plaground for miles and miles, about 10 public parks in Dominica, this is BASIC STUFF…….you all should not have to be reminded of that, place land aside in newly developing areas for PARKS,…existing communitiies too

    • thiny
      August 22, 2013

      Playgrounds for kids and the youth…yes it is VERY IMPORTANT

  50. Tell it Like it is
    August 22, 2013

    I have commented before on many issues, especially political issues on DNO. I am a Dcan by birth and upbringing. I have lived in Dca all my life. I was an avid support of Ms Charles because I believed in her visión for the country. She was not perfect. She had her flaws like everyone else… but one of the things we are all overlooking in Dcan politics is the people behind the scenes. They are the ones really responsable for the governance of this country, good or bad. And this is true for all our political parties, be it DFP, DLP, DLM, UWP. There are quite a few of them, and God alone knows what damage they are cuasing to our beloved nation. We dont know because we dont see them.. we may sometimes hear them or of them.
    My point is, our political culture is as corrupt as the come.. has always been! Who is going to take the responsibility of changing it? To do so, is tantamount to political suicide and they all know it. For example, UWP didnt clean up the electors list in their time. It wasnt in their best interest to do so… and I dont see any other party in power doing so, not even the same UWP who is asking for it now.
    Unemployment is another big issue. Dcans have always migrated in groves – we are all over the world. Do you honestly believe that any one political party can change the unemployment landscape? Ms Charles couldnt, Mr James couldnt, Mr Skerrit cant and certainly Mr Linton wont be able to. Where does that leave us?

    • babalene
      August 22, 2013

      Tell is as it is so what you are saying roll over and play dead! I mean are we that hopeless just to be greatfull for what we get and stop complaining because no one can change it!!1 well yes we reach a stage in Dominica- man I tell you.

  51. rolling in my grave
    August 22, 2013

    let suppose.well just suppose skerrit wins the election(well i will not be surprise if he wins all 21 seats ,because he already claim all ,and of corse he wont accept a recount)thats it for dominica. gone,gone,gone.they already try to change dominica name ,the try to re name the mountains,they already want to make it mandatory that all students learn chinesse .they already susceed in changing the flag from a sisserou to a colourful pigeon .the only thing left to do is add skerrit name in dominica or dominica name to skerrit ,whichever one is better.id say skerritica or dominiske. :lol: :lol:

  52. Anonymous
    August 22, 2013

    The heat is on….the pm gone mad

  53. islandboi
    August 22, 2013

    What Skerrit need to make us Dominicans know is the DEAL that he made with CHINA or Memorandum of Understanding which he fails to Disclose.
    What is in this Memorandom of Understanding.We do THIS for you and you give us THAT in return.
    With all what China is doing for us for free,what is it we give them in return..What do they hold against us.It is the same with TIBET;China did stuff for them assisted them in many ways….why do you think the Buddist Monk Dalai Lama is in constant hiding.?
    The Chinese finally took over Tibet,because Tibet could not deliver what ever deal was in the Memorandum and now wants to imprison the Dalai Lama Buddist Monk.

  54. paper trail.
    August 22, 2013

    I can smell fear boy. Lennox linton and those new candidates have you trembling. And when lennox come p m, we will no who owing who. workersssssssssss.

  55. faceup
    August 22, 2013

    Skerrit must GO !!

  56. Frenz
    August 22, 2013

    I cant remember hearing Isaac attacking help for poor people nor for school children. If Isaac did that that would be mighty stupid of him.
    Nevertheless if that is what the PM and his crew want to latch on to for campaign reason then that is sad.
    Are you going to argue that you provided school children with bus ride and a few houses to laborites and yet the economy is long came to a grinding stop. As far as I know social programs were already in place before the Freedom Party and continued thru with the UWP and now this counterfeit Labor Party.

    • ____________________
      August 22, 2013

      He is ‘going Mad’…Linton’s pressure! We know why!!!! “Off you Go Skerrit” at the nest election.

  57. Sapphire
    August 22, 2013

    ALL U DOE WANT D MAN TO TALK DEN A A. STUPPS

    • ()
      August 22, 2013

      I am sure you don’t talk ‘Koshonyee’ like him. Encourage him to visit the doctor that is taking care of mad people instead noh! You doh say you love him.

    • forkit
      August 22, 2013

      idiot go and learn to write properly

  58. rescue 911
    August 22, 2013

    mr p.m.you still didnt tell us about the 300 jobs.we are still waiting.

  59. I DIE NU
    August 22, 2013

    I see. All you(uwpit)want to throw blows and cannot take blows.The PM is created of flesh and blood like everyone else.You all want to tell him what you all feel like and he just has to sit and digest.Hell No..When you jump in the POLITICAL Arena make up your mind for it.Politics is Dirty.So because Issac is a businessman and employs people and his debts are in areas and he owes taxes to the Government he shoundn’t be reminded of that?…Bother when you all(UWPies)live in glass houses you all must learn not to throw stones…Just a matter of time.You all god Lennox will answer.Just listen all that Lennox has to say every year,every month,every week,every day,hour,minute and every second about Skerrit.Is only Skerrit,Skerrit,SKERRIT..The moment Skerrit mention LENNOX,he gets so offensive and goes crying on Between You and Me like a baby; as if Skerrit worry about his cry.

    • Pass by
      August 22, 2013

      tell me when Isaac attacked skerrit. give an example

    • MARIGOT
      August 22, 2013

      alas i feel for you :cry: :cry: :cry:

  60. Dominica BFF in UK
    August 22, 2013

    Skerrit too little boyish. He needs to grow up n speak n represent wat people wants. Its nt skerrit business who wants to enter politics as its for any one, he seems scared. If people r nt fedup of dis man n d way he wants to rule Dominicans then they r lost.

  61. trolol
    August 22, 2013

    Workers want Freedom but we need hard Labour! LLAABBOUUURRR! :lol: :lol:

    • WE VOTING UWP
      August 22, 2013

      Oh tollolorloor. You are so high on the Skerrit red cool aid. There is room for you in the UWP

      Change is a must not an option
      FEAR NO MORE
      BE SURE WITH THE SAW

      • Hector
        August 22, 2013

        James had tell us dat in 1995 that it had room in the UWP for all of Us and his first Independence day speech he watched us and tell all of us after we lend him our vote is he in charge!!! That statement was worse than saying go to hell.

        So we take back our vote and we see to it he will never ever be in charge and on stage again!!!

        What have we learned since 1995? Politicians must not beg to be our friends and beg for our votes. Alas is long it have Facebook in Dominica – all politicians only sending friend requests and begging for votes. :mrgreen:

  62. lord help us
    August 22, 2013

    When a leader cannot talk about his success story as the reason why we should re-elect him, then he has to turn to things like maypwee and curse words to get supporters to applaud him.
    But then again the man has a right to talk like that you know. If the nation would get serious and question him about monies spent by I am quite sure he would be left owing the country.
    For example, ask him about the Penville road / water project. Ask him how much was spent on the original water project? Ask him who was the contractor? Ask him what is the qualification of the contractor? Ask him why it is that after millions of tax payers dollars were spent on the project which failed to deliver water, why was the contractor not held responsible to correct the problem? Since we all know that the said contractor is from his constituency and home village, can the honorable PM also tell the nation if he has any shares in the said investment? Can he also tell us what were the terms and conditions of the said contract, if any? If there wasn’t then why? Tell us why another contractor was hired to do the same job that was paid for already? If according to the story given by them that failure was due to manufacturer problem, did they get the company to compensate the Dominica?
    DNO please do not delete because I did not make any false accusation, I am just simply asking pertinent questions because tax payers money is our money and we need to know how our monies were spent. This is not the DLP money that they can spend as they want.

    • John Paul
      August 23, 2013

      He still bathing in Loubiere water then ? according to Him

  63. Anonymous
    August 22, 2013

    Pure little boy politics. Mr.Skeritt needs to grow up man this is so annoying hearing those kind of talk from the leader of a country. This sucks

  64. Observer
    August 22, 2013

    The PM has been called a thief, a gangster, a this a that. Every effort to paint the Pm as a highly flying criminal of the highest order has been levelled at the PM and given prominence as the truth in certain sections of the media. He has been referred to as highly immoral without a morsel of respectability and decency in him. He has been called all manner of evil. In large measure he has taken it in strides although some have stood in his defence. Opposition criticisms goes with the territory as the PM says. However, the moment he opens his mouth and utters one word, the rules change. He the PM should not say anything, Just sit back and take all manner of blows sent his way. Not even his moment in the sun (wedding day) was accorded any respect. One salvo at Scotts Head and the hornet’s nests is blown wide open.

    Joseph Isaac is on the record as saying that “papers” is of no real significance in Dominica because we are a small country. It is more important in America or Europe. He said he is a trained Industrial Engineer and he does not need papers to do his work. That statement has not captured the attention of certain media houses. Was Mr. Isaac misinterpreted? I suppose he blamed the “enthusiastic” being on radio with a host that asks direct and not flattering questions. Mr. Lennox Linton is on the public record as “daring” Pastor Peter Augustine to “take him” on the issues he, Lennox is championing in what he referrs to as central to the governance of this country. Should Pastor Augustine not heed Lennox’s warnings, he, Lennox Linton will personally see to the removal of the “ointment” from Pastor Augustine’s “anointing”. How he proposes to do that? Pastor Augustine I understand was prayingfor the leaders of our country and asking God’s help to protect them form mischief making people. did he call Lennox Linton by name? Did he refer to Lennox’s crusade as unimportant and evil? Did he ask for God to rid Dominica of the Lennox Linton’s of this world? I do not know? I did not hear the goodly pastor’s statement. What is sure, there is a voice recording of mr. linton making that threat to pastor Augustine. Was the recording doctored? was Linton’s statementtaken outof context?

    For certain sections of the media, that statement was never made and if the public is reminded (as they must)that the statement was indeed made, then we are told that it is precisely because Mr. Linton is a threat to the ruling party why the public is being reminded of that statement which is on the public record. Give me a break.

    • Frenz
      August 22, 2013

      Observer you have the audacity to come here seeking sympathy. Are you kidding me. Skerrit is on record calling the then UWP government corrupt; The Labor Party got in power on allegations of corruption which tony Astaphan who was part of the brigade was paid to investigate the allegations. You know that don’t you. Well the accusations thrown at Skerrit is certainly poetic justice and if one is not bias he or she can simply follow the dots and find the glaring truths.
      You want to fight Peter Augustine’s fight . It is obvious that Peter Augustine choose to step into the ring to throw his punches so he must be prepared to get hit. As simple. Let us not be hypocrites – when peter make certain comments we all know who or what he is referring to. So my suggestion to Peter and Observer is that if you are truly doing the work of god do so without the political antics. It is only right to let Peter Know that we all have impurities in our ointment and his anointment is no exception and a Peter should find that part of the Bible that talks about playing with dogs twill bring you fleas.

      I am non religious so I don’t know where but I believe that there is a Levi or Leviticus ( something like that) in the bible to so check it out.

      • John Paul
        August 23, 2013

        Not only was the argument about corruption but He the now PM promised TRANSPARENCY.

    • Papa Dom
      August 22, 2013

      Observer, what exactly is the purpose of coming on here to spew all that garbage? Don’t you know that the mayor of Roseau got over 1000 bins from Dupwell? I suggest that you go down to the city council office and get/buy one of those to store you garbage, ok. You seem to have a problem with all the truths revealed about skerrit’s dishonorable conduct which has me rather baffled.
      In every country under the sun, people who rub the revenue of taxes are regarded as criminals. So to the extent that skerrit has done so on a number of occasions, then yes, he is a criminal and a thief! Any man who goes on official government business and tries to get into the pa… of every woman he sets eyes on is immoral. Skerrit has no choice but to take the criticisms because he knows that everything said about him is the truth. AS for all those who come to his defense, “is fass dey fass”.
      “And I am hearing all of them with interest in politics these days, enunciating all kinds of things but I am saying to them, especially those in the Roseau Central Constituency, that monies you owe anybody go and pay it first and then make yourself available to the people of Dominica.”
      Did skerrit have a memory lapse when he said that? Has he forgotten that the gentleman debated him on Mapin tv in 2000 as a member of the UWP? The fact is that the boy skerrit has a habit of saying those things to people. Why? because he has access to the state’s resources and has become wealthy while others have to struggle to do business in a hostile economic climate, while providing jobs for others.
      As for your friend peter Augustine! It is a fact and I believe Pastor Rodney when he said that he peter augustine never made himself available to pray with the cabinet of Mr. James during the four and a half years in office. Can you believe that? Do you know how many weeks there are in 41/2 years observer? Peter Augustine is the last person to talk about “protection form mischief making people” as a civil servant and school principal, he was on the frontline making mischief against the labour party in the 1970’s and then again between 1995 and 2000 against the UWP government.
      So friend when you have you garbage please find somewhere else to deposit it. People like you enjoy the fact that you can hide behind your computer screen so no one can challenge you but doh fraid, as they say two mountain cannot meet but two people can.

    • MARIGOT
      August 22, 2013

      blah blah blahhhhh when the anoInited ones refuse to take a stand for truth and righteousness Lennox is right TAKE OUT DE ANOINITING FROM HIM GOD DOH LIKE UGLY AUGUSTINE IS A MAN LIKE LENNOX NOT A god.aa HE WAS ORDAINE TO DO GOD’S WORK NOT SKERRITTS

    • Anonymous
      August 23, 2013

      DNO admin. Why is my reply to this post not published? Is it because it was too factual?

    • Observer
      August 23, 2013

      Oh boy “Frenz” you missed my point. Did you not read that I said that the PM consider criticism of him,whetehr is true of orchestrated as natural for who and what position he hold in society? I am sure you did, but chose to side step it. He still does. I was looking to see if you would have explained away Joseph Isaac’s take on education and “papers”. for whilst he was saying that “papers” are not important in a small country like ours, he was at the same time promoting his “papers” to the embarrassment of the man he is publicly defending for not having any papers. Imagine in todays Dominica we can justify selecting a man with absolutely no academic credentials to be head of government ahead of others in his same grouping with excellent academic “papers” who are more experienced than him in the practice of politics.

      You want to quote Bible, when King David was anointed King, his predecessor Saul was ill at ease with the new soon to be king. Saul had fallen away form God, yes God. Saul went on a rampage to kill David. God protected David. When David confronted Saul in a cave sleeping, he was urged to do what most of us would do and that was to kill Saul, the king who was chosen by God and then fell away from God. You know what David said, I will not touch the Lord’s annointed and walked away. By the way what did Peter Augustine say about Lennox. Did he criticize lennox’s tactics? Even if he did, so what? Is Lennox above reproach and cannot be criticized? I can imagine when he ‘becomes PM”. Papa Bbondieu, help us!!!!

  65. Tell it Like it is
    August 22, 2013

    Dominicans areset of biased people. Everybody wants to have his/her way in this country, and when it doesnt happen, they extremely critical with no logic whatsoever! I mean, all our lives politics has been a dirty business, why all of a sudden people what it to be different? When it suits them, right? So its ok for Lenox and all the others on Q95 to blast the PM, but its not ok for him to blast back! Only he has to be a gentleman… smh… what a people we are!

    • Pass by
      August 22, 2013

      both the pm and lennox should act as gentlemen. The PM should show lennox how to be a gentleman and not get down in the mud with him

      • Anonymous
        August 22, 2013

        Excuse me! Have you gone completely mad?

      • August 22, 2013

        The PM likes the mud whenever someone disagrees with him and he’s backed in cornner he comes out winging he is the PM and he should act the part untill we put him out of the job so if you a so concern about him tell him to get help.

  66. john bess
    August 22, 2013

    The nature of a democracy consist to an important degree in the right of the people to criticize problems and mistakes.Skerrit is fully responsible for the mess our country is in,change is coming.

  67. Doc. Love
    August 22, 2013

    Interesting, Mr. Joseph Isaac in an interview said, he is prepared to debate Skerrit. Subsequently, a response from Skerrit, ” and I am hearing all kinds of things but I am saying to them, especially those in the Roseau Central Constituency, that monies you owe ,anybody go and pay it first and then make yourself available to the people of Dominica.” Mr. Isaac is the United Workers Party nominee to replace Mr. Prevost in the Roseau Central Constituency. When will the mapuis and repochai end.

  68. Just Blaze
    August 22, 2013

    I want to know what happen to Lennox Linton in Antigua. All the people that think he is a hero on here. Tell me what happened to him in antigua.

    • faceup
      August 22, 2013

      Who cares, but SKERRO MUST GO!

  69. Nkrumah Kwame
    August 22, 2013

    Totally unbecoming from the mouth of the leader of the nation!!! And i thought that the PM, not so long ago, was calling on YOUNG people to enter politics; seems that he was talking to young people who SUPPORT his party and its philosophical underpinnings. If you are young, want to participate in the political process, you must do so on a a DLP ticket!!?? When, honourable Skerritt, are you going to lead by example and end the division of our country? There is still time to retract all these silly and puerile statements that have emanated from your mouth.

  70. NOBODY
    August 22, 2013

    SHAME SHAME SHAME…..SHAME#1 AT OUR PRIME MINISTER WHO GOES PERSONAL ON A PUBLIC SPEECH….SHAME#2 AT SOME OF OUR COMMENTS, LEAVE ME TO UNDERSTAND THAT SOME PPL WILL NEVER SEE BEYOND THEIR OWN NOSES….AND FINAL SHAME TO THOSE OF US WHO CAN MAKE IT BETTER BUT JUST SIT AND GOSSIP AND TALK TALK TALK….WE ARE ALL PARROTS AND CANNOT STAND FOR OUR RIGHTS AND OUR OWN LIVES!!

    • anonyme
      August 22, 2013

      Aha. here we go again. So it is referred to as personal when it hit a nerve? Well lest we remember that the incoming candidate is entering public life. if you have cocoa in sun you better look for rain.

  71. w
    August 22, 2013

    my PM is soo immature…….nobody trying to criticize u for helping poor people get homes or getting school transportation…….rather it is the way u run these actual programs and de real benefit or impact it should bring to these people…

    dat Roseau central seat have u shaking in ur boots……u trembling so hard de entire Nation is seeing and hearing ur frustration against Mr. Joseph Isaac………de man was in 5th form about to graduate, even on de Student Council while u were just a junior student in 2nd form most likely, hehehehehehe………..one ting u does show off ur sweat easy eh…….we not even on de campaign trail yet but hear u…hehehehehe

    “de monies u owe anybody”…….hahahaha
    boy if it was de treasury he was owing u and de government auditor would be having de biggest laugh right now……..who he owing……..Krazy T, Kairi, Dons and Diva’s ……………hehehehehehe

    boy look joke…….stand up comedy boy hahahahahaha

  72. TED Lewis ( Posie)
    August 22, 2013

    Congratulation Pm. You seems to be well informed.

    While you at it tell us why one big contractor our partner cannot get to do more government houses under his name. Just to open your mind.

    Mr. Pm you must realized everybody have a best friend and nobody keep secret. You need to stop attacking people personally and debate the real issues of the country. Giving houses and buses for school children is good argument. Stay on that line and defend your performance. criticize the recommended policies of the opposition.

    When you go Attacked people personally like DLP people is saint and above board you will cause people like me to loose a lot of friends. cause we will talk.

    Whats wrong if the young man have debts. If you have business then the likely hood is that you may have to borrow.
    It seems you don’t want this country to have an opposing point of view.
    Once one don’t support your regime they dunce, thief ,after money etc

    The sad thing is your followers repeat everything you and Astaphan says. you don’t realized the amount of people that actually believe in you and is time you raise the level of your debate so you can educate your followers.

    You are not infallible. so yes you will be criticized on certain policies and there are also people that think your contribution have been optimize and its time for new ideas , new process , new management.

    I for one have stated on numerous occasion that i would not support any government that oppose an international airport for Dominica. Along with that i said your government had some good ideas but very poor implementation.

    Eg – numerous people get monies for small business and nothing to show today. why. there were no follow up by the government with person who receive the monies. i would have had project managers going around the country to monitor these investment even giving advice etc to the young entrepreneurs.

    Your housing revolution, again good idea but giving an 18 years old a house, giving a house to people in their 70’s and 80’s who have young hard back kids selling drugs not making any contribution in the country to inherit these houses when their elders pass away. No way. i would build more home for the elders and higher social workers to take care of these people when one die some body else comes in .

    Teacher who loving doctor ( hope my partner eh vex with me)get government houses in chance zicack, 4 person ( young hard working) from same family get land and house in zicack when there are countless poor people left behind. your program good but is not properly targeting those in need.

    Giving away prime land with commercial value to individual just for votes . madness

    Chinese displacing local entrepreneur .

    Low level of wages while prices is on the rise.

    No improvement in our agricultural sector .

    Manufacturing is almost non existence.

    Health care services is very poor. Can i do an MRI at the hospital . its 2013 .

    Not enough playing facilities , courts for basket ball , netball ,tennis etc. facilities need lights and for free. Get the youth of the street man.
    No recreational areas other than the gardens , yet you just giving land with now plan for community center, daycare/ pre -school centers, playing field and recreational centers and a polyclinic. look at chance zicack, last election you gave away acres to those who had occupied buck( the land of flake at cotter hill). now your minister asking to do the same in george town and you cutting more plots for people in cotten hill without the necessary amenities i have mention.

    How many community computer access centers are there?

    how many free hot spots are there around Dominica?

    The great Robert solow in his noble prize winning economic growth model articulated that long run growth is achieved via increase in technology. Are we doing all we can in this area.

    Tell Ian and Reggie we need a rehab center in Portsmouth too much damn paro in the place man.

    Could go on but these are just some of the reason y i am not supporting your administration. and also beside my criticism i must take time to say that you gets an A plus from me when it comes to infrastructural development and tertiary education. Like i said no government can never do all good nor all bad.

    • WE VOTING UWP
      August 22, 2013

      This is it my Posie friend. Tell them that we voting UWP this time. If Ian does not stop singing, we shall make sure that he is moved.

      Change is a must not an option
      FEAR NO MORE

      • Tell it like is
        August 22, 2013

        …. & wat is there to FEAR ? worker are no more. So well said FEAR NO MORE, NO MORE WORKERS(UWP)

    • Lagoon
      August 22, 2013

      Ted boy Lagoon people will decalais you garcon. Leave those people Labor alone even if they in misère . Once election comes and reggie give them a little something they will be satisfied while reggie will build his 4 th house.

    • Anonymous
      August 22, 2013

      An expat Dominican friend of mine visited recently. I asked how are things in Dominica. She told me “Oh it’s a very good government. They are building nice roads.”

      To this day they are still mamagying people with “roads”. There was a time when Dominica really needed roads, and that has stayed in the collective consciousness as a sign of progress. Today, however, Dominica needs a sustainable job market.

      When Patrick John pushed for independence we were told it would be better for the people and for the country. It has turned out to be a lie.

      • John
        August 23, 2013

        The worse thing Dominica did was let Patrick John talk them into asking for and getting independence from Britain.

  73. LUCLU
    August 22, 2013

    Somebody has to take the higher road in politics in Dominica, either the opposition or the current party, because this ‘maypuis’ business is unprofessional and disgusting….

    • WE VOTING UWP
      August 22, 2013

      That is why we must elect the UWP lead by Lennox Linton and men of integrity, competence and honesty.

      Change is a must not an option
      FEAR NO MORE
      BE SURE WITH THE SAW

  74. Listening!!!
    August 22, 2013

    Skerrit is Mr. Personality and only thrives on personal attack.

    Not sure why the Finance minister would have a problem with a small businessman or woman risking and taking on debt to run a business that helps to create employment. That means he is not interesting the private sector development and employment creation because 95% of them have debt.

    So for you to get in the political arena you must pay off your debt as a business or a taxpayer…..

  75. Anonymous
    August 22, 2013

    A prime minister conducting himself like this,no class, if you had any kind of culture you would show you are a true gentleman who could handle anything without stooping this low

    • Cyrique
      August 22, 2013

      There is no gentleman in politics It’s called ‘dog eat dog’. Do you remember what Hilary Clinton said and did to Obama in the first primary ? It was disgusting – and they were in the same Psrty !’!!! The PM is an astute Politician – well educated. He isn’t doing anything which isn’t done in politics. Mepwe? You haven’t seen anything yet! He’s a Dominican and will give as good as he gets. The heat is on. He’s thrown the gauntlet !!!

      • Observer
        August 23, 2013

        And how did Obama handeled it? like a gentleman, he never disrespected Hilary.

  76. ROSEAU VALLEY
    August 22, 2013

    One must admit that politics can be a dirty business and the type of rhetoric often used by the PM comes with the territory.

    One must be prepared to face the music and dance to the tune once an interest in running for political office is declared.

    This is especially true in the context of DLP’s nasty politics. This is the DLP’s idea of the next level of the low, “Mammy, Sogo and Crazy ” politics. It has always been so and it will remain so until the voters of Dominica send them a clear message that this level of politics is unacceptable.

    The PM has repeatedly demonstrated his comfort in stooping low in the political gutters with such “un-primisterial” remarks. He feels that he could use confidential banking information of private citizens, information obtained by virtue of his position or information passed on to him through privileged attorney-client relations to vilify, malign, belittle, speak ill, and denigrate his opponents, who are honest and hard working Dominicans. Even our courts have been drawn into rendering maipuis filled judgments as in that of Justice Cottle in the defamation law suit by Pinard-Byne against Lennox Linton.

    This is what the PM and his mouthpieces on the “Animal Show” attempted to do to Sir Brian Alleyne, Dr. Francis Saverin and continue to do against Dr. Fontaine. This is what they are doing to Lennox Linton, Joseph Issac and this is what they will continue to do to anyone who presents him/herself for public office against them. This is their modus operandi. They thrive on gossip, character assassination and personal attacks against their opponents. This is the reason that they cannot engage in constructive, educational and professional debates on ideas and issues.

    Imagine, for weeks now following a budget presentation, all they seem to be doing on the “Animal show” is mercilessly attacking and trying to re-defining Lennox Linton, who is destined to be the next political leader of the UWP. You hear men without any formal education being critical of Lennox for not having the same.

    It is the hope and intent of Roseau Valley Group that in this round of political campaigning we can raise the level of political discourse to the next level and focus more on debating real issues and ideas for our development rather than paying so much attention to this type of negative, gutter, mudsling, mercenary and personally attacking politics.

    Respectfully
    Roseau Valley

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      August 22, 2013

      DNO- Just to ensure that this is the real Roseau Valley and not the fake Roseau valleys on DNO? Error in email address.

      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

    • WE VOTING UWP
      August 22, 2013

      We are with you ROSEAU VALLEY

      Change is a must not an option
      FEAR NO MORE
      BE SURE WITH THE SAW

    • Mamizoo
      August 22, 2013

      Roseau Valley You have obviously raised your intensity. Not only that you were operating at ring side now I see that you even removed the boxing gloves and swing like a boxer gone mad. Well Roseau Valley ( I wont use your initials) you may not be doing yourself justice by coming into the ring with a mask. Bernard Hopkins enters the ring with a mask but everyone know who he is and what he stand for so Roseau Valley show your face.

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        August 22, 2013

        And by the way who is Mamizoo, IPO, I Die Non, Masterpiece, Anonymous, Pet Project, Met Yo, Prof Weakileak, PRO, Doc Love, A Douglas etc. etc.

        You see it does not and should not matter.

        Let’s just express our views without fear but in a respectable and civil manner. Focus more on the issues and ideas and less on the individual. Internalize, scrutinize and process the message without being overly concerned with the messenger.

        ROSEAU VALLEY had no intention to come out swinging as you put it. However, since some individual(s) decided to use the blogg name Roseau Valley to mislead people on DNO- we have decided to let the name ROSEAU VALLEY speak and speak we must speak because their is a need for it.

        Respectfully
        Roseau Valley

      • Giorgio/Armani
        August 22, 2013

        You should lead by example.

  77. masterpiece
    August 22, 2013

    Act as a PM and not as someone in a kabaway ….gutter politics

  78. PRO
    August 22, 2013

    Come on Skeritt that kind of politic you are above that leave this little boy mepwe are for the new comers after 13 years tell us what are the future plans for the people and early elections just shows you and the party is weak and afraid of something just saying.

  79. DC
    August 22, 2013

    Year after year the UWP has attempted to tarnish the PM’S reputation. They have used the most derogatory terns to address the PM, they have accused him of all sorts of wrongs, still, the PM kept his head up and did not give up, asking someone to clear their debts before presenting himself as a candidate should be a requirement and not used in attempt to score political points. Making this s big issue, in comparison to all the libel and slander some have subjected the PM to, is pathetic. PM, keep your head up, they cannot touch you.

    • Toma
      August 22, 2013

      You must have got paid or you just blind or too ashamed of your vote

    • forkit
      August 22, 2013

      DC if you cannot see the pileage and damage and poverty that man bring to dominica then you must have red colored eyes only…

  80. 007
    August 22, 2013

    speaking as an independent I do not support any of the current political parties I am supporting whoever is going to do the better job in moving the country forward.we have given the current administration a chance and they have failed. we cannot continue like this we need a change

    • commonsence
      August 22, 2013

      I agree.Politicans can identify all the things that are wrong and thats good,but most important to me is not only the things that are wrong but tell me how and what ur plans are how u going to
      solve the problems and how u going to get around to doing it and then u goe my vote.I feel my vote is not only for my parents who work so hard to build this country and I want to know how u going to do it differently that the one who u said did so badly.

  81. ?
    August 22, 2013

    The level of unprofessionalism exhibited by this PM is just astounding. What immaturity! No example to the youth who may want to pursue politics. Shame.

  82. Richards
    August 22, 2013

    Before entering politics or more specifically, becoming a member of the labor party, Skerrit owned nothing; not even an old vehicle and now he has manipulated the system, committed all his white color crime and enriched himself with ill obtained wealth, he throwing derogatory remarks at someone who has acres upon acres of agricultural and commercial land and significant investments in Roseau central that employs people.

  83. Locusts
    August 22, 2013

    education degree Mr.Skerrit??…. i swear you owe Spaniards and Chinese millions… smh :-?

  84. Frenz
    August 22, 2013

    Sakwais gas if I can operate a slush fund through my lawyer with cash of more than $2 Million why not laugh at those who work hard to make an honest living , take risk/loans in an economy that is bummed out.

    But you know what – the truckers owed and is still owing the bank. I know of truckers who “kwedir” and still cannot pay their creditors simply because (1)They were not paid for 7 months; Now we understand why some of these truckers were so afraid to come out and talk. Instead they were asking Q95 and the listeners to talk speak them. Had they demonstrated many of their ” Zanfen” would have been exposed.

    Oh by the way I would like to hear people like Lennox Lawrence jump on the band wagon “mepwesaiying” people who have debts.

    Another thing Mr PM pay Venezuela their money and pay the people who have worked on government project more than 5 months ago and are yet to get paid.

  85. Facts
    August 22, 2013

    Dear Mr. PM,

    The problem is not with helping someone. The issue is how you do it. Community empowerment is not simply giving people money. Community empowerment is for example hiring people with no jobs to cut the weeds growing on your way to villages every 2 -3 months like is being done in St. Lucia. Community empowerment is opening a small factory in villages and hiring people to do woodwork etc and the money from doing that is injected right back in the economy. That is what you call helping people.

  86. I am
    August 22, 2013

    Very good Mr. Issac do not go down in the gutter with Skerrit, Stay on the high road!

  87. DOUGLAS A $ 56000
    August 22, 2013

    getting into politics is like clearing financial dept nowadays for some people….money to resign job. money for pension and gratuity and other emoluments AND MONEY to run the campaign. We the people WILL HAVE TO PAY .

    don’t BE FOOLED ITS NOT ALL WHAT HAVE A FAKED GLITTER IS GOLD…MORE TO COME…MORE ARROGANCE AND CONCEIT.

  88. curious
    August 22, 2013

    That’s how they do it “voyez mapuis” if you cannot reason with the individual attack the character. If he owing is probably because there is no growth in the country and he cannot generate a profit after heavy taxes, but at least he putting himself out there as entrepreneur and trying to create employment. Same so he blast Ms Pestiana and tell her to go and paint her hotel. Where was she getting money to paint it if things are not in place to attract more tourist? But that’s how our people love it, go and see them clap and wave even if they themselves owing and cannot pay their light bill. Maypuis season is upon us again!

  89. PetProjects
    August 22, 2013

    Throw your mahpwee PM, That will full your Supporters belly…

    Forward with Lennox 2014-15

    • WE VOTING UWP
      August 22, 2013

      You see, the UWP believes in true democracy. Lennox may be elected as the leader of the party but really we invite people to come forward and join the struggle with the U W P for the development of the country. We do not believe Ina one man party like the DLP.

      Therefore, forward with the UWP and forward with Dominica’s development.

      Fear no more, there is nothing to fear anymore.
      Change is must and not an option.

  90. boss
    August 22, 2013

    but skerrit….wat is ur point????? dominica is currently owing ppl millions

    • PetProjects
      August 22, 2013

      @boss: You are so right.. :lol:
      This PM in his own little world…

  91. Jaun Pablo
    August 22, 2013

    All you can say all sort of negative things and nasty things about PM and you all DNO and UWP celebrate at it, but the moment he says one things you all start crying like little girls.

    You all don’t see nothing yet….when Skerrit ready for all you DNO and UWP politicians all you will look like Mitt Romney or John McCain and Republicans

    • Richards
      August 22, 2013

      I feel sorry for people like you; what a shame. But then again, maybe you were bought or somehow misled.

    • Invest
      August 22, 2013

      “Juan Pablo” why are you so passionate about a party that kept the unemployment rate so high for 13yrs.

      • August 22, 2013

        Mr must be from Venezuella man. after all, they have more say in whats going on in DA than DA people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Anonymous
        August 22, 2013

        We can actually talk of unemployment because there are more young people graduating and are employable. something to ponder on

      • DC
        August 22, 2013

        Why are you passionate about a party who has failed in every aspect? The UWP cannot get anything right, and so we won’t be a part of this bandwagon of hate and division. We will be on this site to defend our PM like white on rice, no matter how many thumb downs, no matter how long they take to post our comments. We won’t give up. DLP for the continued development of Dominica.

      • Jaun Pablo
        August 22, 2013

        You want me to be passionate about UWP…a new uwp leader who is arrogant, pompous, rebellious and expelled from School and a new deputy leader who said education is not important but overblown.

        You want me to be passionate about Hector John, Blessing and Groovy Bat.

        What is there to be be passionate about UWP

        For the last 2 decades UWP seems synonymous with RORO, Twakka, comess, coshoniee, vexation, loud mouth, trouble…

        Stay with your lennox and Isaacs of the world, I will keep my sanity and stay with Dominica

      • Dom/BVIslander
        August 22, 2013

        Unemployment has always been high in DA. I am in my mid sixties living abroad and for as long as I can remember DA has always had a high unemployment rate that is the reason why so many of us migrate to other places. Skerrit was not born when I left DA so stop blaming him for the unemployment in DA it has always been this way and it will remain this way.

    • SADIST
      August 22, 2013

      SO U SAYING THAT DNO is like nbc; fox abc; and SKERIT IS LIKE president O?

    • 2 cents
      August 22, 2013

      yes pablo tell them. we labourites are not talking. just going about our daily lives. when we ready we can snuff their candles

    • Lang Mama
      August 22, 2013

      Destined for the “Hidden due to garbage content Box” Tick Tick Tick and plenty tuck.

      Lang Mama is no Nostradamus but my predictions always come through. Ladies and Gentlemen start your engine

    • TED Lewis ( Posie)
      August 22, 2013

      @ Juan Palbo. You actually thought Romney was that bad. Obama won the election by promising to legalize Gay marriage and Abortion. I mean give me a break. Imagine you see your son having sex with a next man or people just taking pill going by doctor committing murder.
      By the next fifteen years America will debate the possibility of legalizing the use of cocaine as recreational drug . mark my words. Remember they argue that it’s one choice to have an abortion and we should not take take that right away from women. However it’s also one choice to take drugs or commit suicide. etc
      what you don’t understand is that we have a failing world because we’ve lost values to keep power. When we loose our christian values we will surely fade away.
      Is no wonder i have heard big educated men in Dominica state that ministers under freedom die poor so them minister now have to look about themselves. hmm

    • WE VOTING UWP
      August 22, 2013

      We hear you loud and clear Pablo.. Join the UWP for good honest and responsible government.

      Change is a must not an option
      FEAR NO MORE
      BE SURE WITH THE SAW

    • PetProjects
      August 22, 2013

      @Dom/BVIslander: I was born in mid 80s, U best come with a better excuse with ur garbage talk..

      As a leader of a country its HIS DUTY to make life better for his citizens….Tht is what I look for in a leader….Ur comment is pure insult to US young citizens…

    • Papa Dom
      August 22, 2013

      don’t hurt your head, no candidate of the UWP will answer to such filth. But the answers will come and come they will. We supporters of the UWP will take on that fight. We will engage small groups on street corners and in open spaces. We will tell them about those who have the distinction of being the most lazy civil servant, we will tell them about those who ran off with petty cash from a small group playing dominoes. So doh hurt your head, there is more to come but not from skerrit.

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