PM Skerrit says he’s in politics not for fame or fortune

The Prime Minister addressed a rally on Sunday

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has said he is not in politics for fame or fortune but to assist the people of Dominica.

He was speaking at a Dominica Labour Party (DLP) rally in Portsmouth on Sunday and was responding to repeated calls by the opposition for him to resign.

“I am not in politics for fame or fortune, I am in politics to create a better way of life for my people and nobody, nobody, and I mean nobody, ladies and gentlemen, is going to get in my way to help you the people of this country,” he said. “I am in this because there are too many families in this country who still need help and I am committed to you the people of this country, ladies and gentlemen.”

The Prime Minister made it clear that he was given a mandate by the people of Dominica.

“I was elected by the people of Dominica to chart a path for the continued growth and development of this land,” he stated. “Lennox Linton and Roosevelt Skerrit offered themselves as Prime Ministerial Candidates in the last General Elections and Roosevelt Skerrit emerged victorious with an overwhelming mandate from the people of Dominica.”

Skerrit gave the indication that he isn’t going anywhere soon.

“They say Skerrit must go, I ask go where? Go where ladies and gentlemen?” he stated.

He also gave a hint of how long he will be sticking around.

“Let there be not doubt in anyone’s mind that with God’s blessings, Roosevelt Skerrit shall remain at the forefront of the cause,” he said. “I shall remain at the forefront of the cause right up to the next general election, ladies and gentlemen, and through the next general elections and for a period immediately there after ladies and gentlemen.”

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78 Comments

  1. jeff Francis
    May 9, 2017

    maybe not the fame …but surely for the fortune!!

  2. no name
    May 9, 2017

    Boy mister really think that people just wake up, no the foolish ones still sleeping so he can continue to fool them. Boy Boy boy, the Lord will deal with you.

  3. anonymous2
    May 9, 2017

    If that were true, he would step down not stay in.

  4. shrewd
    May 8, 2017

    The multi million dollar pastors and disciples say the same thing. If you are not in it for fortune why did you increase your salary by almost a 100%.? and why don’t you do like mr Nassief and take a dollar a year?. Money is all you concern about and you don’t care how you get it.

  5. %
    May 8, 2017

    THIS MAN SPEAKS SO MUCH FOOLISHNESS TO HIS FOOLS…..Hope you are working on ELECTORAL REFORM!!!! From year 2000, there has not been a fair election in Dominica….You know fully well in an election where those of us living on island have to decide, you will be thrown out of the window, no wonder your strength is on imported votes… WE THE CONCERNED PEOPLE MUST PUT A STOP TO IT!!!
    I personally think that your Crisis Management firm, is as dumb as you are.
    This MUCH TALKED ABOUT RALLY, was just an ordinary meeting, WITH GOOD REPRESENTATION FROM GRANDBAY AND PORTSMOUTH!!!
    SKERRIT MUST GO!
    SKERRIT MUST GO!!
    SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!

  6. Mike
    May 8, 2017

    Not in it for fame and fortune, though the yen bulging pockets would suggest differently; the people of the most beautiful spot on this planet are no longer foolish enough to believe what asstaphan tells you to say; Rosie this doesn’t work any more , Dominicans are savvy

  7. Ricky
    May 8, 2017

    Domingo, To my people of Dominica dont be missled Dominica is not ..going forward like Skerit said Dominica is dying backwards Dominica is one of the porest in the Caribbean, Skerit is a blasted Dictator he kill the lovely island Dominica he created begers,poverty,and misery in the country he got Dominican like the way he wanted by coming to him to beg for servival

  8. Music Producer
    May 8, 2017

    “…but to assist the people of Dominica.”…by helping them dispose of their loot, dignity, pride, sanity, bearing, conduct, nobility or elevation of character; worthiness: and anything else that they think they might possess that enables them to live as free men and women. Pant on fire my boy Scare-It

  9. Peace
    May 8, 2017

    Skerritt must go ON!! Labour!!

  10. LifeandDeath
    May 8, 2017

    If Skerrit would be serious about the things he says..it would be enough for him to simply show it and keep his mouth shut..but it seems even He is unsatisfied with his actions and thus he’s overcompensating in words..
    Not for Fame and Fortune he says, yet he publicizes help to the poor old ppl, this should be a simple institutional function set in place regardless of who is in power..He makes a media parading of any minute issue of “development” and hides from real issues of institutional reform. He has systematically projected himself front and center on every issue, overreaching on every Minister. ..And regarding Fortune, why has he dismantled the IPO commission? Why is he so scared to not be Prime Minister? Skerrit officially is among the most suspicious of Caribbean Leaders regarding illicit gains in public office, further he quite possibly is the lamest excuse posing as a Prime Minister anywhere on Planet Earth for his lack of transparency and dismal state of Dominican…

  11. IV CALL
    May 8, 2017

    They dressed in Red because they are all blood suckers. :twisted: Sucking the last drop out of our country.

  12. IV CALL
    May 8, 2017

    Skaerat, if is repent you repenting, tell that to God. Because we all know you lying.

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      May 8, 2017

      And Our Lord said: “Judge not that you may not be judged two-fold.” Keep that in mind.
      Whenever you judge anyone you are heaping punishment on yourself. Some of you do this all the time.

    • john paul
      May 9, 2017

      that is for sure

  13. scampy
    May 8, 2017

    The difference between Skerritt’s words and a bucket of human waste is the bucket.

    Sure, Mr. PM, tell us how you come to own a $USD7M apartment in New York from your salary as a public servant.

    Explain that us to please and in the meantime, prepare to go to hell for your sins against the people of Dominica.

    And another thing, who voted you in? The CBI passport folks, the boatloads of ‘new’ Dominicans’ exercising their voting rights?

    Explain.

    • Is So
      May 8, 2017

      Ooo stay the hell out our business. You have the Trumpets to deal with. How are jail bird like you could convince us. Take that sea of Red Army and smoke it. Peace off.

  14. Radio Kord kapi
    May 8, 2017

    The PM can make his statement more credible by showing his bank account then and now…a joke that man

  15. Fun&Frolic
    May 8, 2017

    Sure Mr PM. My name is Tellement Sotte, and I endorse your message 1000%!!

  16. Zandoli Claywat
    May 8, 2017

    Skerrit before you open a pipe in a village you have how much cameras and picture on Facebook, give me a break SKERRIT! Sacre Marti!

    • SMDH
      May 9, 2017

      Yes he has to because then people like you would say the government doing nothing. So he has to show what the government is doing. They have to show where money spending.

  17. Non-Dotish Dominican
    May 8, 2017

    And so the day parlaying continues….. Keep praying people; keep praying. More will be revealed ….

  18. June
    May 8, 2017

    yessa dey sh in their pants. lol skerro when God ready he will take u out. dey blue vex we. lets work together to build the country and stop looking for power. u think it easy to run a country. lenox will and come again. lenno just join the govt to make dominica better and stop fighting for power

    • NUWPl
      May 8, 2017

      If Lennox join Labour I leaving

    • concern citizen
      May 8, 2017

      JUNE, JUNE, When ever Satan and illuminate is at work the most high just seat in his ABODE waiting for them to call for repentance or on the judgement day he will deal with them, U don’t know why I say that but hear is why PROVERBS 15 : 3 tells us “The eyes of the LORD are in every place beholding the evil and the GOOD”
      U remember the FIRE of DECEMBER 2010 Christmas morning at St. Aromant and the one at Silver lake December last year the most High SEE the ARSONIST and he will deal with them at the appropriate time man committing atrocities just to get RICH and to control the MASSES and the Donkeys and the Mules can’t see that!

  19. Anansi
    May 8, 2017

    Skerrit? Not in it for fame or fortune? If he says he’s not, tell him to follow the trend of many political leaders who are now embracing transparency and good governance. Tell him to release his tax returns, both local and overseas, to the public.

  20. Ibo France
    May 8, 2017

    Really? This is astounding! I have become so disillusioned with politicians that voting in any future election has become too much of a bitter pill to swallow. Of all the professions, politicians are the most mendacious. Politics has been reduced to personal enrichment and a family and friends affair. Many of these politicians enter politics mere paupers but after a few years in government they become questionably opulent. If the PM remarks were to be sincere, he would enact policies where the country’s resources would be equitably distributed not just his party diehards getting fat from having their snouts in the government trough. Too many politicians are into politics for these three things: Money, Power and Sex.

  21. The MonfaRED Bridge
    May 8, 2017

    Skerrit and his gang talked about everything yesterday except to tell the people of Dominica why he is about to call an election with almost 3 years left and with a 15/6 majority. Skerrit needs to be man enough to tell us if his reason for planning an election has anything to do with our passports he dealt to wanted criminals all over the world. We know as a fact that Alison-Madueke’s received Dominican citizenship in a May 29, 2015, but I expected him yesterday to tell us if he sold it, how much, and why? We know as a fact that on March 27,2015, two months before she got our passport, it is alleged that she paid the National Electoral Commission (INEC) over N70million bribe to rig the 2015 general election results. It is a FACT that last Wednesday, one was convicted for accepting such bribe: https://www.today.ng/news/crimewatch/291755/court-convicts-inec-staff-accepting-n70m-bribe-diezani. In light of that I expected Skerrit to address that subject yesterday with her case in June

    • KaliBud
      May 8, 2017

      His already told u he never sold any passport. Ask Lennox and rijock for the proof

      • May 8, 2017

        so where he get all de money he giving away and to build that bridge seeing we have nothing to sell to make money*

    • Is So
      May 8, 2017

      Mister, they catch you with your pants down again or YOUR pants on fire Again? Instead of beating on Skerro which hasn’t worked try to accomplish something. We are tired of the rethrotic, show us you could move the country forward. Start advancing the cause of the youths, the elderly, the marginalize, get a crew and clean Roseau. We are tired with all the mouth garbage, Skeritte is working. Your smooth talk is overbearing now.

  22. THE DOGS FRIEND
    May 8, 2017

    is that so, why are you building all those million dollars business around dominica

  23. KaliBud
    May 8, 2017

    In the words of %:

    Skerrit must go on
    Skerrit must go on
    Skerrit must go on and on and on

    • Man bite dogs
      May 8, 2017

      @ KaliBub, you are just a stupid parrot, now repeat after me PM Skerrit and his administration is the best that Dominica have ever had to this day.

    • Man bite dogs
      May 8, 2017

      @ KaliBub​, this comment was not meant to be at you my mistake am sorry.

      • Anonymous
        May 9, 2017

        You see that dogbiter, you opening your mouth before you think! It confirms your low intellect.

  24. papa
    May 8, 2017

    Liar liar pants on fire

  25. Dominican
    May 8, 2017

    “PM Skerrit says he is in politics not for fame of fortune”. You could have fooled me Roosevelt. You definitely have become internationally infamous and notorious. Why else would you go to a simple bridge opening with a bullet proof vest and in a bullet proof vehicle flancked by half a dozen armed gorillas? As for fortune….. you certainly have not done badly financially on an ordinary Prime Minister’s salary, have you?

  26. May 8, 2017

    Who Jah bless, no man can curse!

  27. Baker's dozen
    May 8, 2017

    Famous words from the famous flip flopper….one day you stepping down “for one of those other guys there, the next day you “going nowhere anytime soon”…

    Man just say you install yourself as PM for life and finish with it.

  28. May 8, 2017

    Robert Mugabe of the Caribbean, we need term limit in Dominica .

  29. DA
    May 8, 2017

    Dominica nice boy, but their pockets empty. I have never seen this before, you all there begging and have Skerrit fouling you all , but everything must come to an end.

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      May 8, 2017

      The same as your life. How soon?

  30. May 8, 2017

    The most humble, most down-to-earth leader of the day! PM Skerrit, we will stick with you because you have stuck with us through it all. Forward we go with the man with a plan, forward we go with Skerrit!

    • Non-Dotish Dominican
      May 8, 2017

      Come ye forward all ye beggers

    • IV CALL
      May 8, 2017

      @ SHOY, as your name suggest, you should be living in N.Korea right now. :twisted:

  31. Tjebe fort
    May 8, 2017

    Garcon, has Roosevelt gone mad? He is piclkng a fight with the the trade union? Trade union gave birth to the labour party Roosevelt, to protect the interest of the common working class my boy. Have you forgotten that. I don’t understand why you don’t want to pay government emplyees a decent wage, no Sir I don’t understand that at all except that in your madness you want to show that you control everything and everybody. This must end in tragedy, trust me.

    • Non-Dotish Dominican
      May 8, 2017

      So true, so true. And this after he sang the praises of E.C. Loblack at the opening of the bridge

  32. zandoli
    May 8, 2017

    Skeritt cannot deny that politics has not been good to him. I have heard many people sing his praises. He definitely has helped a lot of poor people, but that does not mean he has not helped himself even more.

    Perhaps it has come to the point where he is satisfied that he has accumulated enough and there is no need to get much more, so he is dedicating himself to the cause of his people. Who knows. Only he and his banker/financial adviser can answer that.

  33. Erasmus B. Black
    May 8, 2017

    “Nobody, nobody, and I mean nobody, ladies and gentlemen, is going to stand in my way … “. The late comrade of North Korea, The Dear Leader, Father of the People, Guiding Light of the 21st Century, and Man of Deeds, is said to have expressed similar sentiments. In keeping with the tradition of establishing eternal posts for members of his dynasty , when he said nobody he really meant nobody. Now his son “Dear Marshal of the People, Supreme Leader ” is president. Recently there was a pronouncement from our Dear Leader, who has already declared himself a “Disciple” to the effect that he will only give up the reign when his son in grown up and having children of his own. And Jesus, “He that hath ears to hear, let them hear”

  34. Alice_In_De_Palace
    May 8, 2017

    Thank you for the apartment in Long Island it helping alot of poor people in vielle case. 8)

  35. May 8, 2017

    Last night I really felt the power of LABOUR!

    • Me
      May 8, 2017

      You mean Skerrit’s performance did not give you an orgasm?

  36. Anthony P. Ismael
    May 8, 2017

    The P.M. is absolutely correct. He is not in politics for fame or fortune. He already got his fortune. The expensive home in his village in the North. The Lilac Villas in Picard. The expensive apartment in Long Island City, New York. While he was celebrating the opening of a bridge, St. Vincent is quietly welcoming Air Canada to their new airport.
    He knows that his time is up. He is preparing for his exit from politics. Enough nepotism. The boys are well off now. They all got their many mansions, duty free vehicles, trips all over the globe …. Even Reggie flew home on a private jet costing $US10,000.00 an hour to operate. What else could they ask for? Many “Reds” received free house, free toilet and cold cash from the weekly “Red Clinic.”
    Well done Mr. Prime Minister.

  37. Shaka Zulu
    May 8, 2017

    If the people of Dominica were doing better by now every civil servant would get at least a three percent raise each year, people would be able to buy and build thier own toilets, there would be less people on welfare, or coming for funds at the red clinic, we would be able to replace the Bailey bridges on our own pockets using Dominican minds and hands, the established hotels would be doing so good that AID bank and national Bank would be scrambling to finance thier hotel growth in cabrits and elsewhere, with all the fertile land we would be the food supplier of the limestone base country like we once were…. Productivity and self worth is what you should be fighting for, financial Independence is what you should be fighting for. Justice for all is what you should be fighting for. I can tell you your policies cannot work to better Dominica. Socialism is a proven failure and only serves to exhault those in power. Your practices are deceptive and dishonest to say the least.

  38. DC
    May 8, 2017

    My PM remains at the helm because he knows politics. It is about the people. Linton continues to fail because he constantly seeks attention for himself by making videos of himself and running to the air waves rather than visiting the people on the ground. It was such a magical moment yesterday to witness the power of the people and their support for our PM, it brought me tears of joy because I know the PM loves his people and Country, and so the support is well deserved. Can you feel it? We love our PM. Our PM was born raised in Dominica, he staying right here. Can you feel it?

    • Non-Dotish Dominican
      May 8, 2017

      I hope when your PM is running for his life, he will remember you DC. Sa kway Sot

  39. May 8, 2017

    Amen Mr PM. And let them know you staying there until you have helped everyone who needs it!

  40. Me
    May 8, 2017

    Ee ka menti!Ee fou!

  41. Dan is de Man in de Van
    May 8, 2017

    Let it be known that you will never please everyone. U are not God. Even God himself was despised by some. With that said. There are many Dominicans still beliw the poverty line living in deplorable condions your actions are biased whilst your supporters are getting assistance . Others who do not agrre with your dictatorial style of Leadership are being oppressed. Now put water in your wine do things properly. you will be surprised hiw much peopke will love you. Once your intentions are genuine. Now good luck with that.

  42. Elephan
    May 8, 2017

    Skerro, if Lennox didn’t expose you in January you would still be pocketing the cash. My brother you always playing politics, think people stupid like your supporters still. All the projects that took 17 years all of a sudden being implemented? And nobody’s asking questions. This rally was set up to make a fool out of every single Dominican and that’s shocking assuming they are for the people. And a government that works to only win elections is a failing party. Time to stop the nonsense and DNO keep deleting the comments thinking I won’t repost them? Please..

  43. “Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has said he is not in politics for fame or fortune but to assist the people of Dominica.” (Roosevelt Skerrit).

    Roosevelt your joke is not even a laughable one, no need for me to call you a liar on this one, because only a blind fool who has never seen your face might have believed you. If you are not in it for wealth, riches, and the rubbish you are speaking; tell us the wealth you have accumulated over the years you are in politics where it came from; and how you manage to accumulate such wealth?

    Roosevelt any kindergarten student who can add, multiply, and do some division can calculate how much honest money was paid to you by the State since you became a politician, how do you account for the millions you have accumulated, even to what is alleged you own outside of Dominica, including the United States?

    You paid salary over the years of employment in government cannot substantiate your wealth!

    • KaliBud
      May 8, 2017

      Simple. He smarter than the opposition. Go to school and learn

    • Man bite dogs
      May 8, 2017

      @ Fransisco, you can make all the stupid noises like an old parrot but at the end of the day so called Workers crap party are all including you are all losers pass my message to that old man Edison James.

    • Kermit
      May 9, 2017

      Why you doesn’t come down and vote sot you playing like you have bachelors, masters and PhD with all those long comments. When 2019 come you will continue leaving comments on DNO for another 5-10-15 years. Sot

  44. Stupes
    May 8, 2017

    “Let there be not doubt in anyone’s mind that with God’s blessings, Roosevelt Skerrit shall remain at the forefront of the cause,” he said. “I shall remain at the forefront of the cause right up to the next general election, ladies and gentlemen, and through the next general elections and for a period immediately there after ladies and gentlemen.”

    lol, to me last month he said he will be making way for someone else in the party next election? Skerro changes his mind quicker than I can spit!

    Nice to see Herbert volney attacks on Dominica’s opposition are paying off!

  45. Kermit
    May 8, 2017

    Well I had always know when the PM say he stepping down after the next general election was just talk.

  46. The Dasheen House
    May 8, 2017

    “Skerrit, has said he is not in politics for fame or fortune but to assist the people of Dominica.” For fame, I will give Skerrit the benefit of the doubt, but fortune and to assist the people of Dominica? I wish we could get the late Piero Charles and Rosie to answer Skerrit because as a former supporter and executive of the DLP I can say without any doubt that both Piero and Rosie would say very loudly that Skerrit IS NOT in office to assist the people of Dominica. As far as for fortune is concerned there is NO one who can honestly say Skerrit is not in this for fortune. If not fortune then he needs to tell us what he made his fortune from? Did he win the US loto? What was his worth when he got into politics? What was his worth when Piero died and he became PM? And finally, what is his worth today and PLEASE give us a breakdown of you rich fortune

  47. May 8, 2017

    Ah PM…doh lie….you love both….Fame & Fortune….

  48. John Jay
    May 8, 2017

    D supremo is in a rally and his people can’t come up to the stage and hug him so COWARD is all this SECURITY OFFICERS he has around him SHAME and you want those people VOTES. I SAY SHAME ON YOU YOU CAN’T MINGLE WITH YOUR VOTERS.

    • Kermit
      May 8, 2017

      What are you talking about? You stupid? He was in the crowd jack!

      • John Jay
        May 8, 2017

        I hope you understand what I wrote if you don’t understand ask your Dr.Skerro.

  49. freshwaterlake
    May 8, 2017

    The grandeur of the stage. 3 public event in the past 2 weeks. I wonder what their budget is for hosting these kinds of events at the scale of which they are done. It is clear that the public sector is the only sector that is flourishing. Even che saw cutting back on their promotions because money tight, Create the enabling environment and cool out on the social hand outs. That doesnt help the economy to grow. create the environment that the private sector can flourish and jobs can be created without it being done by the government or government influenced.

    • freshwaterlake
      May 8, 2017

      che be saw* – typo

    • Baker's dozen
      May 8, 2017

      public sector flourishing??? 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O

      If that were true, he wouldn’t be quarreling with PSU to pay a 15% over a three year trienniuem….flourishing??? I have to laugh wi… :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  50. jihan
    May 8, 2017

    Skerrit who the hell are you fooling,the blind and dumb people only,release your assets for the past 16 years,Dominica has nothing to offer to the young peolpe,and you continue too fool them ,where is the hope,you wont be in power forever.

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