PM Skerrit says there is no need for opposition in Dominica

Skerrit said members of the opposition are lazy

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has taken aim at the opposition in Dominica saying there is no need for such on the island and has described opposition members as lazy men.

Speaking at the launch of a housing project in Portsmouth on Thursday, he said it is “foolishness” to say there is a need for an opposition.

“Grenada and Barbados have taught us so, it is foolishness to talk about you need an opposition,” he stated. “We don’t need no opposition in Dominica.”

According to the Prime Minister, it is “a waste of money to give an opposition man money and he does nothing for us.”

“Useless, lazy people,” he said to applause. “Because let me tell you if you are a boss man and you are the boss man of Dominica with your vote, so you are our employers. If a man is not working for you, you fire him.”

He said members of the opposition are “a bunch of lazy men who have no interest in Dominica.”

“And I am saying to you that we should send them a clear message as they have done in Grenada and as they have done in Barbados,” Skerrit stated.

In general election in Grenada on March 13, 2018, Dr. Keith C. Mitchell’s New National Party (NNP) took all 15 seats in that country’s parliament, defeating the National Democratic Congress led by V. Nazim Burke.

A similar landslide victory took place in Barbados on 24 May 2018 when the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), led by Mia Mottley won all 30 seats in the House of Assembly.

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  1. Rassheed
    June 15, 2018

    I know who owns Dominica, and that owner is not a man. Just wait and see. A fool’s tongue is a loose tongue that will get the fool in trouble. There is but one God, and He is not no PM.

  2. JustForaMoment
    June 11, 2018

    It’s clear to me that the leader of an entire nation of people and country doesn’t give a damn about what he says, and how he says it.
    That’s not good.. what example is being set ? what do we represent as a people?
    Take heed of the signs right before your eyes people.

  3. Natural Dominican
    June 11, 2018

    And so it begins….Dominica pwii

  4. Ibo France
    June 11, 2018

    Mr. Skerrit, before you open your mouth, make sure that your tongue is connected to your brain. Many times your utterances are just unadulterated gibberish. It’s as though your tongue is completely detached from your brain.

  5. Music Producer
    June 11, 2018

    kim Jun Skerrit :mrgreen:

  6. jamie
    June 11, 2018

    Skerrit keep on dreaming,how your failing daily,a government that is placing his entire citizens on welfare,how can a country survive dude,your a complete waste.

  7. Scampy
    June 10, 2018

    Dr Skerrit for once is speaking the truth. Sadly, all government oppositions are a joke and totally useless. That is because, once you become a politician, you become a puppet of the satanic cabal controlling the world. It is they who decide what goes. However, we the dead sheep, must be given the illusion that someone has got our back. Look at all governments worldwide – they swing between a two party system in the main. Each promises things that they never deliver once elected, but once elected, they tend to all do the same things.

    For those of you who believe that Linton will ‘save’ Dominica – he won’t, he can’t. If he ever gets elected
    PM, mark my words, he will turn out to do the same kind of things as our current dictator.

    Such is life, bend over and take it like a man!

  8. Man bites dogs
    June 10, 2018

    Come on pm Dr Skerrit,call the big one it’s time to put those cockroaches out of their misery many of them has great physical or mental distress or illnesses!!!!!!!! :oops:

  9. Jj
    June 10, 2018

    The truth really hurts

  10. Roland Mitchell
    June 10, 2018

    Maybe Mr Skerrit wants to say, that the opposition should be formed of active business men and women, who play a more vital role in the development of the country. Journalists are of course excluded from that category.
    It is an interesting comment. What he may be saying is that he wants more constructive criticism and not just negative criticism.

    I can understand that.

    Probably we need a less confrontational form of government, where we co-operate more to run things more efficiently. This might be a very good idea.

    The level of hatred of recent years between the two main political parties is too much for a community of 50,000 people.

  11. Dominica
    June 10, 2018

    “Why was Patrick John removed from office as Prime Minister? It’s because he was a little dictator by his acts. So what has happened to the resolve of the citizens of Dominica that we are now willing to tolerate El Supremo, the Punjab doctor. Labour party became the party in power when as the opposition party they joined with Saverin to form the majority party. If there was no opposition parties in Dominica then Skerrit would have had no chance, except by coup to be leader of the country. This man can’t be in his right to say that there is no need for an opposition. If he understood the importance to work with the opposition he couldn’t open his mouth and utter such anti democratic sentiments. No wonder he put a deputy in place because he has gone mad with all of the pressure of his position as leader. There is no doubt in the minds of intelligent citizens that Skerritt is sick. Dominica’s image, among democratic countries, has once again been tarnished by these utterances”

  12. Seeing Eye
    June 9, 2018

    Mr. Prime Minister, please be reminder that good, constructive criticism provided by an Opposition Party can be very beneficial for the general well being and growth of our country when considered and valued. While you have an absolute right to voice your opinion on the current effectiveness or added value being demontrated by the Opposition, I believe it is counter-productive to our nation to advocate for the abandonment of a viable check, balance and oversight political entity. Both the Ruling and Opposition parties are ultimately beholden to the citizenery and are thereby obligated to apply a measure of honesty, objectivity and tolerance during the adminisration of their public service. My humble advice Mr. Prime Minister is to focus on leading in excellence and the populace, the ultimate evaluators, will determine your reward at the poles.

  13. Food
    June 9, 2018

    I think what the prime minister is trying to say is that there is no need for the CURRENT opposition (meaning the people in the opposition) that is here, because in his view they are not doing anything at this time which is equal to not having an opposition. But the prime minister should really choose his words more carefully because to the unlearned, this might be taken as grooming for a dictatorship and opposing media usually uses this kind of tactic to stir public opinion.

    • Shaka Zulu
      June 9, 2018

      Why you idiots making excuses for the PM. So the PM is that retarded he could not say what you just explained. He was an English teacher at high school and college so he of all people dont need you to inteprete. Let me point out a few thigs. Is Barbados and Grenada undergoing hardship from disasters like us? The answer is no. They gave opposition party total mandate because the government of tbe day was forming the royal ***. Secondly our master in Venezuela barred over 100 opposition leaders had a kangaroo election which was endorsed only by our dear leader. The guy is trying his best to eliminate any opposition in Dominica and the only reason Lennox linton is Still alive is because Skerrit knows if anything happens to linton like what happen to Rosie and Pierre Charles his demise will be ugly. Tbe guy has become increasingly paranoid like a criminal on the run knowing he will be caught anytime. Just look at the transformation of his security detail. Save your stupid breath.

    • Paul Rossnof
      June 10, 2018

      Just try and defend your PM. The truth is he ment every single word he said.

    • viewsexpressed
      June 11, 2018

      This is not food for thought, you are in denial and stop talking for and protecting your failed PM Skerrit, with your cover up and shameful denial talking about what you think the “Prime Minister is trying to say” You have been caught with you pants down, in shame of Skerrit’s hypocritical nuisances and you are obviously worried how shameful and poor this man is in communicating message It s beff we hear, that all.
      It is true he does not portray diplomacy in his talks therefore extremely weak and has not demonstrated intelligence in addressing political matters. He is extremely weak because he lacks decorum and as long he has a bunch on nincompoops surrounding him with fake scripts he is likely to read it out blindly and he will always be referred to as the failed unintelligent PM. He has failed Dominicans and Domininca.
      Skerrit must Go

    • Enough is enough
      June 11, 2018

      Hey Food, who are you ? The Pm special advisor? You have been hired to deal with social network business on the behalf of the Pm?

  14. Pioneer
    June 9, 2018

    Lol, Skerritt just jealous of the Prime Ministers of Grenada and Barbados. It’s the people’s choice man. If they want an opposition then they will have one. After losing three seats in the last elections, that should have been a wake up call to the Labour Party.
    I believe Skerritt received two great opportunities to show what a marvelous leader he is, after Erica and Maria, but he squandered it. Way too much political divisiveness went into the distribution of goods and services. People will remember and will express themselves at the polls.
    The Constitution needs to be changed to set up a better system of checks and balances in the governance of Dominica.

  15. Leroy
    June 9, 2018

    Skerrit is the most stupid prime minister to govern this land called Dominica and he needs to go asap. Can’t believe so much garbage can come from his mouth. Power hungry .

    • Pump Them
      June 12, 2018

      but he is in power moron is the opposition you referring to trying everything to be in power.

  16. Raggamuffin
    June 9, 2018

    Ageed! all about the place acting like VIP. Going and sample weed oil and soap ect, bad mouthing country all over the globe not to mention running and leave their followers after Maria. boy alas I wonder what kind of people support these kind of living things, if any member of my family come to me with their rubbish I poisoning them you cannot support poopoo.

    June 9, 2018

    Oh Dominica the land of greedy people…always want, but I need a top up eh…

  18. Rivers
    June 9, 2018

    Skerritt is Telling the truth, UWP is a HUGE waste of time. We don’t need them. They just criticise for no reason. If you ever hear their comments on Social media , they hate the PM. DNO you are very biased in reporting, you are not a true representation of fair news on the island.

    • Negmawon767
      June 9, 2018

      I guess you are saying you want a Dictatorship led country. Skerritt can tell all of you to march down to hell and all of you will be marching to hell with a smile. Sak-wae-Sot.
      Dominica has taken 60 step years backwards under Skerritt’s administration. Worst infrastructure in 50 years; worst state of tourism in 20 years; education system is appalling with children beating teachers in school; economic growth is non existent; Medical practice is at a crisis state with most half decent doctors going private; vicious crime and lack of accountability is at it’s highest ever; population growth is stagnant; Dominica is bankrupt and its only a matter of time before the debt collectors come to collect. Personal GREED is Dominica’s infestation. Dominica is in a sad state of affairs and At this rate Dominica is in steep competition with Haiti, poised to take over as the #1 poorest country in the Caribbean. and the fastest to make the cycle from Commonwealth to independence to dictatorship

    • viewsexpressed
      June 9, 2018

      You don’t read, you cant comprehend, you appear politically illiterate and you have the audacity to insult and ridicule yourself by talking crap and stupidity about the UWP is a waste of time. Have you heard of the Domininca Constitution, the legal document that has the decent Opposition, UWP in Parliament. You are hooked on a very boyish Labour Corrupt g0vernment and before you talk nonsense on pubic social media, please do your homework first and get help that yo are not seen as an illiterate wrapped around a very Corrupt labour Government.
      Now, you are forgiven, we ned you now to go promote Domininca and campaign with us to get rid of this corrupt Labour government and its npet failed PM, Skerrit. This Labour government is a waste of time.

  19. Yahoudim
    June 9, 2018

    DNO is the WORST NEWS AGENCY ON DOMINICA LOL. PM. Skerritt meant that in our present situation there is no need for Opposition which means people who are against getting the Job done and not utilising their resources to help. Once you are criticising efforts of Government and people who are trying to build their livelihoods post Hurricane Maria and not helping or doing your part, you are LAZY and the other Hand, the Opposition UWP continues to show that they are not reaDylan to be a Government of Dominica onew day, it is a total SHAME.
    If they were out looking for help they would’ve found ithis longtime.

    • viewsexpressed
      June 9, 2018

      Yahoudim, you seem to have a very dim view of the on going corruption and dirty politics of this corrupt Labour Labour government. Go about Domininca, get away from you cocoon and go see the increased poverty created by your failed Pm Skerrit. He has been hopeless, no clue of development and you are trying to educate on the illiterate message of Skerrit as to what he is trying to say? Man, yo have dim yourself around this corrupt Government too long. G take a walk.

    • sam
      June 12, 2018

      shut the hell up if it wasn’t for DNO you would not be able to read and comment ur rubbish. Skerrit and his goons must go. A leader of a country should know how to act and when and where he must open his dirty mouth to speak. its amazing how other country view him when he speaks.

  20. Winston Warrington
    June 9, 2018

    A loyal opposition is intended to represent the views and concerns of the minority not represented in the administration of the ruling Party. As such, it provides part of the system of checks and balances that moderate and not adulterate the authority of government. When the opposition exceeds its authority by ignoring civil statutes and inciting riotous behavior at home, it exists as an attractive nuisance to unsuspecting supporters; and when it travels abroad solely to discredit a duly elected government and conspire to punish the nation for crimes unproven by any credible source., that opposition hovers like the sword of Damocles over the government of the country. Mr Linton is ambitious; but he can’t execute what he does not understand. In the process he makes no worthwhile contribution to the business of the people.

    • viewsexpressed
      June 9, 2018

      I have not read such BS talk for a long time. You have no knowledge of the role of the Opposition UWP, you have been hanging about Skerrit and his failed illiterate government for too long. Wake up .

    • Sue Donym
      June 9, 2018

      Thankful I am not the only sane person in dominica. I could shake your big toe. Perfect comment…… Bunch of Lazy fellas

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      June 10, 2018

      Warrington, each time I read you these days I find you to be coming more and more ignorant! You are talking bunch of nonsense; your  sentiments at this time I would anticipate from illiterate person!

      What authority does the opposition have than to oppose any and all malfeasance, of the government; malfeasance  such as  their corrupted behavior, and conduct?

      That is the sole purpose of an opposition anywhere  a democratic system exists, and if demonstrating in the streets to ensure that the conduct of government is made know to the people of the country, and the rest of the, that exactly what the opposition must do!

      Charles Savern was in opposition in 1979 when he opposed Patrick John, creating a civil war, and overthrowing the duly elect Labor Party.

      Who is the president of our democracy in 2018?

      Charles Saverin who single-handily brought a government down, in which people got killed in the process: it is better to be quiet than to expose ones biases, and ignorance!

  21. Man bites dogs
    June 9, 2018

    You dopes misunderstood the prime minister words or is it that his English is too fine to understand by idiots, Let me explain to you guys in common language otherwise known as street talking to you and I PM Skerrit said the opposition leader and the rest of the workers party, Are to dam lazy to be in opposition, The prime minister was talking the truth he is no lair, So what’s wrong with that??

    • viewsexpressed
      June 9, 2018

      This attitude must have come from dam lazy people within the Corrupt Labour Party. When are you guys going to learn that you and your corrupt Labour Government and its inept PM Skerrit just are unable to rise to the intellectual of the UWP Opposition members. Your Leader just cannot compare in intellectual and analysis with the Opposition Leader and Prime Minister in waiting Hon. Lennox Linton. You al know that and all you do is try to talk him down, but it wont work.
      Labour is on its way out.
      Skerrit must Go

    • June 12, 2018

      Your grammar and punctuation skills are the glaring problems with your statement at this present time !!

  22. Man enough
    June 8, 2018

    The PM is very right, no opposition from his broken cabinet. Not one of those jokers in this cabinet can oppose him. No wonder this lazy, grabbing, nonsense cabinet n government cannot say a word to the nation without asking there king. Those who oppose him are put in naughty corner, n those who dance to his tunes are promoted or made mini – star. But Dominicans must begin to treat seriously those irresponsible statements by the PM. The opposition parties must rally together to get Dominica back on track. Its alike after Maria the government has further collapsed. They have collapsed in all areas. Right now the world is loling cause of those clowns ruling Dominica. The people of Dominica must wise up n rise up

    • viewsexpressed
      June 9, 2018

      Amen……I tod them that DLP are a waste of time……illiterate t real concept of governance and politics. Skerrit and his failed gang have failed Domininca.

  23. Bredon
    June 8, 2018

    Lord have mercy, The LORD hath made all things for himself : Yea , even the wicked for the day of evil . Everyone that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord. : thought hand join in hand , he shall not be unpunished. Pride goeth before destruction , and a hauty spirit before a fall. O Whosoever reward evil for good , evil shall not depart from his house . Even a fool , when he holdeth his peace , is counted wise : and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding

  24. Amino
    June 8, 2018

    You can’t have a democracy without an opposition and to have a great democracy you need a strong opposition to keep the party in power in check.

  25. June 8, 2018

    Well Dominican this Is no surprise to us the man was given us the signal long time Wake up Dominican

  26. Stubborn Facts
    June 8, 2018

    I will not be hard on Skerrit this time because sometimes one’s best form of defense is their offense. To his credit he must have understood the handwriting thats on the wall whichever clearly reads, Dominicans are frustrated with a lazy, corrupt and inept Skerrit and he will no doubt be voted out whenever next election is called. I believe it is with that in mind Skerrit said there is no need for opposition because he knows that’s where he is heading . The day he becomes opposition leader he will run out, so he making his plea early. Let’s not forget that in Barbados it was the incumbent that was voted out and the opposition swept all the polls. But I forgive Skerrit for his foolish talk because he is the first elected PM to serve as pm, without spending one day in opposition, so he could gain some experience. In fact before Pm he never ran not even a rum shop or a family. No wonder Da is where it is today! It’s like a child inheriting riches he didn’t work for

  27. roy
    June 8, 2018

    Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

  28. roy
    June 8, 2018

    It is obvious that a country without an opposition is a dictatorship. Do we really want a dictatorship in Dominica?
    For a start, the developed world would never stand for it and Dominica would be crippled.
    Shame on him for saying that after all the help we have received after hurricane maria from first-word democratic countries.
    Power Corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    • Tola laborite
      June 8, 2018

      The help we receive did any come from you or the opposition no stop bla bla and start helping your country *** hole

      • viewsexpressed
        June 9, 2018

        this person must be an *** hole…… dirty in there , yes….well get out of this *** hole corrupt Labour government. Look how low you can get. Shane on you>

  29. Ibo France
    June 8, 2018

    For Skerrit to utter such ridiculousness, it shows beyond any doubt, that this imposter does not even have a scintilla of respect for the Dominican people. ( two containers to build airport terminal, Red Clinic, coup d’état, etc.)

  30. Iamanidiot
    June 8, 2018

    But it was the opposition party that won in barbados…

  31. Roseau River
    June 8, 2018

    Irresponsible statement by the current PM. The office of Priminister is better than that

  32. hankoff
    June 8, 2018

    He should be arrested immediately….Police….arrest mister and lock him up… :oops:

    • Tola laborite
      June 8, 2018

      Lock up your bottom that would be better to lock

      • viewsexpressed
        June 10, 2018

        Typical Labourite,,,,,typical well wrong…….nothing of decency to say like their inept corrupt leader, all their minds and dirty tongue is smut talking. How can a be so ignorant about how a parliament and government functions with due process, that is a House with an elected government and also in partnership one with an elected Opposition party, in this case the decent UWP with its spirited and decent Opposition leader, Hon Lennox Linton.

        Good Bye Skerrit and hopeless failed Labour Corrupt Government.

  33. Al
    June 8, 2018

    We have seen this stupid and irresponsible statement and grand standing before from politicians who think they are larger than life. Lets provide some historical context here- In 1974 or so when PJ was at the height of his power, his late finance minister who hailed from Mahaut said in Parliament that useless opposition should be wiped out- or something to that effect. Well a few years later PJ was in jail and this guy was on the streets.
    A powerful Guyanese politician in the Forbes Burnham gov’t found himself selling underwears on a side street in Queens after Burnham was out of power. This guy Skerrit must be under some extreme pressure and stress and probably sensing that the end is imminent.
    Go figure–

    June 8, 2018

    But is true, Dominica don’t need no Opposition. Them fellas really lazy and of no use.
    They just eating the tax payers money for doing not a damn. Who drinking guinness, drinking guinness, who tuoring, touring, who going and smell ganja oil, going and smell ganja oil; who come back HIGH from smelling marijuana, well high; who always drunk always drunk, who have sticky fingers have sticky fingers, who playing christian, playing christian, who mad, mad.
    Just a bunch of useless parasites.
    Cannot wait for the election to call

    • Yahoudim
      June 9, 2018

      UWP real LAZY for true. They were even stifling Joseph Isaac. The man even said that they were lazy. The have no interest for the country, they don’t have the country at heart. The leader of the Opposition is like a slithering Snake with a bag of lies too. DLP and DFP all the way. UWP fell after Edison James bailed out.

    • viewsexpressed
      June 10, 2018

      Idiotic response. Show me your com[any, we tell you who you are!!!

  35. More Fire!
    June 8, 2018

    Moi Sav , you think is so? So much money you gave the Roseau South Parl. Rep. and not stroke of work, that is what you call lazy. That why we voted him out, so in Roseau Central and Roseau North. The lazy and greedy people are on the left,right,back and in-front you.

  36. My little take
    June 8, 2018

    I don’t think Skerrit really has a problem with opposition. I believe he has a problem with a strong and honest opposition leader like Lennox Linton, since he will not sell himself to Skerrit for no amount of money. Skerrit would like to be like Barbados where the opposition contested for the ruling party but the Bishop decided to cross the floor and become the opposition leader. Oh how Skerrit would like to have an opposition leader like Joseph Isaac who would disagree with him in parliament but sell himself to Skerrit in secret! But what Skerrit will soon find out is that he will be voted out and the thing he is afraid of the most, will come unto him.

  37. jin
    June 8, 2018

    D country is yours na, u will come out there tho

  38. Aa
    June 8, 2018

    Had this man gone mad?

  39. Ibo France
    June 8, 2018

    Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Power has turned Skerrit into an absolutely irrational, insane demagogue. With this sort of obsession with power, he is a colossal danger to democracy in Dominica. This utterly ridiculous statement only comes from the mouths of despotic leaders who will lie, cheat, bribe, and commit all sorts of illegal and atrocious acts to maintain power. Any fair minded person who compares Dominica to its neighbors in the OECS will have no choice but to conclude that Dominica is light years behind in development. ‘Compliments’ of a grossly incompetent, hopelessly unscrupulous, intellectually shallow, and incredibly narcissistic misleader and his spineless sycophants. Nothing is genuine with this man, everything he does is to gain votes. He sees people not as human beings but as votes.

  40. Man enough
    June 8, 2018

    What is going on here? Pm Skerritt is right to be saying such out of place and disrespectful things to the Dominicans, why because he gives them mana from his pocket.
    Grenada and Barbados current governments were in the opposition fighting against bad governance and they won. The opposition kept fighting n exposing the corrupt n questionable actions by the then sitting governments. The people of Grenada n Barbados listened n decided to vote out bad, oppressive and irresponsible governance. The people of Dominica must form the opposition to keep get Labour out of office once and for all. This Skerritt led government has brought Dominica on its knees. These days they are like scatter shots doing things like mad people. Now they talking bout apartments for Dominicans, but what about the payment plan? Where in the world everything free so? The pm think Dominica is a dictator state? Opposition parties must come together n work to get laboh out…

  41. Sams
    June 8, 2018

    Are you rosevelt Dominica look like is a piece of land they leave for you on there will pm you have to go I think your head is missing a screw you going to far now

  42. Neville
    June 8, 2018

    Of course Mr. does not like opposition in any shape or form. But the truth is a country without opposition is a dictatorship and that is the last thing Dominica needs for the future. Vote Skerrit out, he is playing and gambling with all you future!

  43. June 8, 2018

    That just shows how little respect Skerrit got for the constitution of Dominica
    Or he is just a magee :-D :-D

  44. LaPlaine Observer
    June 8, 2018

    This is the moment we thought would never come to our shores. When the Head of a country thinks there’s no need for constitutionally installed opposition, we are on the brink of a civil war in Dominica. The mere fact that he entertains this idea, speaks volume of his dictatorial affinity.

  45. June 8, 2018

    Desperation, Desperation, Desperation, Skerrit is in self-destruction mode :-D :-D
    That weed thing by Linton seems to blow Skerrit right out of the water :-D :-D :-D :-D
    Boy look a magee :-D :-D :-D :-D

  46. June 8, 2018

    The irony of it all……. what has the pm done for Dominica that has sustained somebody tell me secondly this man is off his rocker because clearly the opposition’s job is to keep the party In power in check and make sure they follow the laws of the land even with an opposition they still corrupt imagine that. Dominicans be very careful with Roosevelt skerrit because you see how subtle he bringing his point across……but any idiot would be fooled but no this one right here…….tell skerrit it’s time to get out he wasting people time here trust me……

  47. Jonathan Y St Jean
    June 8, 2018

    Why was Patrick John removed from office as Prime Minister? It’s because he was a little dictator by his acts. So what has happened to the resolve of the citizens of Dominica that we are now willing to tolerate El Supremo, the Punjab doctor. Labour party became the party in power when as the opposition party they joined with Saverin to form the majority party. If there was no opposition parties in Dominica then Skerrit would have had no chance, except by coup to be leader of the country. This man can’t be in his right to say that there is no need for an opposition. If he understood the importance to work with the opposition he couldn’t open his mouth and utter such anti democratic sentiments. No wonder he put a deputy in place because he has gone mad with all of the pressure of his position as leader. There is no doubt in the minds of intelligent citizens that Skerritt is sick. Dominica’s image, among democratic countries, has once again been tarnished by these utterances

  48. Patience
    June 8, 2018

    Jehovah has the final say. See how Chavez disappear from the face of the earth like he never existed. Be careful young man, be careful what seeds you try to sow.

  49. Lady
    June 8, 2018

    Said before and saying it again, Dominica in a dictatorship.

  50. June 8, 2018

    I saw it coming and for those of us who think that the boy-man was joking think again; remember the wise advise from a former US Ambassador “show me your company and i’ll tell you who you are”; you can judge a man by the company he keeps (Gaddaffi, Chavez). Dream on Punjab PhD who knows your dreams may just one day come true just remember the end of your tenure may not be what you envisage

  51. Shad
    June 8, 2018

    I find he took very long to say these words. Want to turn Dominica into a one party state Eh? I seriously don’t know what is wrong with our P.M!!

    Mr. Skerrit you want too much!! As you’ve said the constitution gives the Prime Minister too much power….smh

    • viewsexpressed
      June 10, 2018

      ” I seriously don’t know what is wrong with our P.M!! “.

      Well, we will tell you what is wrong, everything that is wrong with this failed PM. Skerrit is immature, knows not much of politics, and lack quality knowledge of how to run a very poor country, sinking deeper into poverty. Skerrit behaves like a child with a toy and knows not how to operate it…..that is where he is. Politics and running a country is for immature, well experienced and educated people at a level of exposure coming into office. Skerrit has failed all of the above and his blind supporters and are trying hard to keep his small mind at a level of berthing Bobolistc views and threatening views, nothing substantial or benefiting our struggling island. Skerrit must go ASAP, he and clown need to be dumped.

  52. Franky
    June 8, 2018

    Hahahah boi Mr getting mad now… haha my God hear what Mr saying.. hahaha boi Mr goin crazy… awa call the election garson ..your mad man

    • June 8, 2018

      you will see the mad man win again… well said Pm what means give the opposition money? They lazy all their followers lazy..go work for yall money

      • Channel 1
        June 8, 2018

        @NO OPPOSITION NEEDED – As a member of the Comments Reading Association of Dominica (CRAD), I am nominating your comment for the Most Dotish Comment award for June 2018.


  53. Ideal
    June 8, 2018

    Mr. is really crazy guess he will soon want a one man state. The parties that won in Grenada and Barbados were once the oppositions maybe the same thing might happen in Dominica. Lord have mercy on us we have a dummy leading Dominica astray.

  54. Ideal
    June 8, 2018

    This man is reall

    • Amino
      June 8, 2018

      The man has lost it… he is completely mad. He is a megalomaniac and needs to go for the sake of all in this country.

  55. LifeandDeath
    June 8, 2018

    Dominicans, if Skerrit says such things in Public, can you imagine what he says or even does in private or in secret?…Word to the wise.

  56. Never again dictatorship
    June 8, 2018

    Finally Skerritt has pronounced what many, many Dominicans, especially the patriotic Dominicans, have been witnessing, over those Years, that he would prefer a dictatorship, where there is no opoosition. Plain and simple. When, how again must Skerritt greet us with that chilling news, about DICTATORSHIP-style gov’t, with NO OPPOSITION for Dominicans to take heed?

    Remember SOMOZA in Nicaragua, Pinochet in Chile, and those other brutal dictators in Latin America? Papa and Baby Docs in Haiti? Remember those dictators too in Africa that worked with the colonialists to plunder the riches of Africa for their selfish, greedy means?, All stories of horrors of victimization, plunder, corruption, crimes and violence, self enrichment, bribery.

    Dictatorship. Take HEED. Skerritt has confirmed publicly, that which we know already, that he doesn’t want any opposition to his unilateral decisions, bad governance, selling of our passports to crooks and criminals, etc.


  57. wey
    June 8, 2018

    The arrogance of this man is unbelievable!

  58. cc
    June 8, 2018

    We need an opposition to keep you and your cabinet in check Mr PM

  59. Justice
    June 8, 2018

    Roosevelt this ultimate power mentality has proven to me that you want to be a dictator. I am appalled to hear such garbage being uttered from your mouth. I’ve given up on you my brother. I wish you well.

  60. ben
    June 8, 2018

    popa gad please help us, are there any more WISE men on the island? Wake up my people, wake up!

  61. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    June 8, 2018

    Roosevelt; are you mad, or are you so delusional that you believe you are a god or something! Roosevelt any place where there are no political opposition to the ruling government means such countries are under a dictatorship, govern by a dictator.

    Are you declaring yourself Dominica’s first dictator?

    It is nonsense to sit there talking fart as usual about the opposition is lazy. The opposition do not have any power to decide what should be done in sequence in the country. You are the one man government, with power over the government treasury.

    You dictate who gets what and when; you decide what part of the infrastructure to tackle first, the opposition purpose is to ensure  whatever you decide to do is appropriate, if it is good they can support it by agreeing in parliament, and vote to approve.

    If whatever is not in the interest of the people, they have every right to oppose, which is the duty of the opposition; stop  your cheap baloney; stop lying! 

    • travel
      June 8, 2018

      well said,even in the bible, satan trying to oppose God, come on mr prime minister-think first before talking

  62. Shadowgal
    June 8, 2018

    Mr.Skerrit are you listening to yourself?
    Does Dominica belong to you?
    You take over your whole cabinet, you take over their respractice positions

  63. What?
    June 8, 2018

    This just shows what is truly going on in this individual’s head. He cannot live forever, so relief will come. Be patient Dominicans, God works at his own pace, so remember, when God is ready, not even this guy can oppose him.

  64. REAL!!!!!
    June 8, 2018

    Skerrit has not mention anything about to Ross University to Pmouth people who’s economical survival heavily depends on the operation of Ross…ask yourself a question.

    This man goes constitution his party OWNS and don’t give them any economical hope and further humiliate them as they clap on hungry bellies. This is not right, so SAD…… I pity the people of Pmouths.

    Now he asking them to give him the mandate to declare no opposition is needed in Dominica bc they are worthless. But will not tell them is the same opposition in B/dos that sweep all the seat from the Ruling party.

    But he said it right, we wants the Dominicans to do the same as B/dos , which is they voted the Ruling party out and provide a clean sweep at the poles as an Opposition Party.


  65. we are watching you
    June 8, 2018

    We do not need no stinking opposition we need a dictatorship or king for life. Like Papa Doc of Haiti.

  66. Ah Chen!
    June 8, 2018

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Oh Gad Oh! Mesiegh! Look Jokes! The man doesn’t know what to do again! Papa met! But it’s the supporters I’m feeling sorry for.

  67. saint of the day
    June 8, 2018

    But Skerrit forgot is the opposition in Barbados that wiped out the lazy and incompetent Government there. The same government of David Thomson who he brought to Windsor park in his victory rally who promised to buy all Dominica’s agricultural produce. We have yet to sell not one christophine.

    • viewsexpressed
      June 10, 2018

      You may be right “Saint of the Day”…. We are not sure that Skerrit, immature in governance reads anything substantia to raise his ego, intellectual and that people may have some level of trust in him to run a country. Skerrit has failed big time. He` s a waste of time to Dominica and Dominicans.

  68. Shaka Zulu
    June 8, 2018

    Please note the Barbados party who won was the opposition party. Check the place he went and make that comment. Portsmouth, the town of people who has never voted on ideas nor issues. 40 years they voted for one party that have seen the deterioration of Portsmouth. The warf at longhouse useless, the warf at borough square gone, cabrits useless. Ross the mainstay of the town gone and PM did not have the courtesy to inform the population of how hard he is working to get them back. Possi is leading Dominica in lack of mental fortitude. This is the proclamation of a man who only care about himself and the power and privilege the office has given him and he will do whatever it takes not to loose even if the whole country suffers. How could our churches support such lies and madness. As i said before if Dominicans dont wise up mother nature will teach you guys. This is not a man that should have ever been put incharge of our government.

  69. JBaptiste
    June 8, 2018

    This feeble minded sapien should realise that in both cases it was the opposition that won the elections.

    • Joe
      June 8, 2018

      Really JB and you even calling the man name?????? i won’t correct you because i want the world to see how idiot you are…..

      • viewsexpressed
        June 10, 2018

        Joe…lol…lol….”i won’t correct you because i want the world to see how idiot you are…..”

        Cnfession is good for the soul. You are your silly failed M are killing our poor country. Time to go…get lost.

  70. Junebug
    June 8, 2018

    Lord help Dominica.There is an opposition in Barbados.One man had the integrity to step up.He also had the back bone.Skerrit you want this island to be a one party state so you can continue to run it ok one it’s your own money tree.God is watching.

  71. LifeandDeath
    June 8, 2018

    Yes yes Lord Master Almighty, we hear u!!…LOL..

    There is nothing wrong with Skerrit, he is only begging for Dominicans to relieve him from that yolk …18 years and Dominica is the least of the Apostles..All you relieve the man and send him rest.He can do no better than he has done so far…and I’m certain he will not stick around in opposition anyway…Many Dominicans are psychologically abused by this Man…Reminds me of the T-Shirt “I don’t need Sex, my Government ‘Fox’ me everyday”…

  72. Leah
    June 8, 2018

    “Useless, lazy people,” he said to applause. “Because let me tell you if you are a boss man and you are the boss man of Dominica with your vote, so you are our employers. If a man is not working for you, you fire him.”

    That is all.

    • AP
      June 8, 2018

      Yeah skerritt, you’re fired!!!

    • viewsexpressed
      June 10, 2018

      Yes Skerrit, You are fire, dismiss, failed us, Go away, you are useless, a failed Pm, the Worse in the Caribbean and Latin America. Skerrit is still at Kindergarten level as a man, not yet grown up and as a politician wearing the political clothes of his weird deceptive so called friends who prompt him everyday on best to deal with the intellectual Hon Lennox Linton.

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