PM Skerrit takes shot at Fontaine in DAAS funds controversy

 

Skerrit (left), Fontaine
Skerrit (left), Fontaine

Prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit has weighed into the controversy surrounding the transfer of funds from the Dominica Academy of Arts and Science (DAAS) account to the personal account of the organization’s then-treasurer, Dr. Thomson Fontaine.

Speaking on the Next Level program on the weekend, Skerrit challenged Fontaine to produce all bank transactions done by him during the time the monies were transferred.

“Thomson need to provide to us his bank statements during that period, provide to us the certificates, the CDs (Certificate of Deposit) that he said he placed the money in,” Skerrit said.

For weeks, Fontaine has been the subject intense criticism by some members of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) after it was revealed that he had transferred some US$27,000 from DAAS’ account to his personal account while he served as secretary and has been accused by the DLP of misappropriating the funds.

Skerrit has remained silent on the matter until the weekend.

He is now calling on Fontaine to make all records of transactions public “because you cannot say you are an economist advising governments on accountability and all those things when you yourself … you do not know what the word integrity and accountability and transparency is.”

According to the prime minister it is important that Fontaine make the records public because he had “serious financial problems.”

“Could he have used this money to pay his credit card, his used credit card debt, could he have used the money to pay his mortgage, could he have used the money for the several traffic tickets had in the US?” Skerrit said. “All these are legitimate questions but more fundamentally I believe … he need to present to us his certified bank transaction during that period of time and I am sure it will show that those funds went to DAAS to his account and to somewhere else.”

DNO attempted to contact Fontaine on the matter but was told the he is out of state.

A high ranking official of the UWP told DNO that Fontaine had already said he would not be responding personally to the issue.

However, speaking to privately-owned Q95 on Monday morning, leader of the UWP, Lennox Linton, described the entire matter as ‘nonsense’ and instead challenged Skerrit to respond to a number of matters he has been accused of.

“I think it is right of us to demand of Mr. Skerrit the truth about his possession of a French passport,” he said. “I think it is right of us to demand of Mr. Skerrit the truth about ……Mr. Chen’s $54-million. I think it is right of us to ask of Mr. Skerrit the truth of what is happening to all of those millions that he and others are pocketing from the sale of diplomatic passports and diplomatic immunity. I think it is right to ask Mr. Skerrit of the land transfer taxes where we see no payments of the interest ….that is where we have to go, we have to focus on these things because the public has been seriously injured by the cabal for $100-million…”

He said the country cannot afford to have a group of people in government fleecing hundreds of millions of dollars from the public interest “pretending that they care about people and then turning around to concoct stories on honest men of integrity so they can buy their way to another term in office…”

Dr. Clayton Shillingford, who was president of DAAS at the time Fontaine was treasurer, had already declared on radio that no funds were misappropriated during his tenure at the organization’s helm.

“Let me declare first of all that there was no misappropriation of funds from the DAAS while I was president,” Shillingford stated.

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196 Comments

  1. The Baptiste
    February 19, 2014

    Wher ignorance is bliss it is indeed folly to be wise. There are some good posts on here, but by George, even though the deserata declares that “Even the dull and the ignorant they too have a story” some of these who qualify as been dull and ignorant should be limited to post their nonsense on DAVibes.
    I wonder why some people choose to use the blog names of others to post their crap. I notice that someone uses the name boogo Roy, and BAPTISTE, to give the impression that they are the persons known by those names. Only laborites .

    Now I mentioned that the AIDB was not intended to make mortgage loans, and some functional illiterate equates a loan made to a commercial entity as a mortgage loan. For your edification that loan is categorized as a commercial and industrial loan. The fact that it may be secured by the building does not make it a mortgage loan Mortgage loans are made for residential facilities.

  2. February 18, 2014

    Knowing and Understanding that a human in this world forever, One Should Hear,Read,Keep,Do And Honor THE TRUTH.
    Mr.Skerrit P.M of Dominica Who are you grooming sir to take up the position of Minister Of Finance. Do You Remember how ‘Freely You Received, therefore Freely You must Give. Hope this may Remind You, “Give the young man a chance,we have the youngest prime minister in the world, our prime minister so handsome,have you seen those dimples,have you ever seen him smile?” Only After Years of being in the office Of the Prime Minister the conversation sounded like this “he cares for the old people”, (they did not take time to say The Elderly). Many including the young People waiting to See THE LOVE and Care You can Share With Young People.You promises were many.
    Can the legacy you printed there Stand? If so,why this type of reaction? It is Honorable and shows how Humble One is when He esteems His Brother Higher than himself. ‘Blowing your own trumpet’,which some say shows clear you have a problem. Do You not See how Blessed It Is and Will Be To Have A Qualified Minister of Finance? Or do You Believe that the expectant Minister of Finance is under or Over Qualified? Sir With this One may ask were You next in line to be Prime Minister of Dominica when You did and were You Qualified and best Qualified among Many to Hold the Many Positions You Occupy.
    Why did you shoot at Dr.Thompson Fontaine. So much so the article gave the headline it did. Remember Who GOD BLESSED,Man Should not curse. When THE LORD IS ON Our Side who can stand against Us.
    THE LORD SPEAKS.THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD IS WITH Us. Sir it Is Time For You and this government which You govern to Exit office. You have been told.Why not Believe? There Are Those Who Seek THE LORD AND Walks Upright Before THE LORD And Prophets. Sir You can Ask Of THE LORD And The Prophets. For THE Lord Will Do Nothing Unless HE Reveals HIS Secrets To HIS Servant The Prophet.

    Remember Only THE LORD IS ALL KNOWING, ALL SEEING, ALL PRESENT, ALL POWERFUL RULER AND AUTHORITY. Take Heed. It is Time To Embrace And Share LOVE.

  3. Anonymous
    February 18, 2014

    Lennox, we are counting on you for god governance and transparency. Please do the right thing in this Thomson Fontaine fiasco. We the people want answers. until all questions are answered Thomson Fontaine must be removed as the uwp’s candidate for the Grand fond constituency and possibly your Minister of Finance.

    • Shameless
      February 19, 2014

      :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: keep on dreaming. Thompson will run and win the Grandfond seat. You all hope he will quit so you can win but bonda zort fan! Change is a Must..

      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  4. Anonymous
    February 18, 2014

    WTH! Skerrit telling me to reveal their bank statement! SMH!

  5. web
    February 18, 2014

    Don’t steal the government hate’s competition. :-D

  6. NicE n NaughtY
    February 18, 2014

    Skerro if you looking for someone to be as corrupted as you, you don’t have to look far just check the animal farm program you wish you could find something on Thompson eh? i know Astaphans and Alick fishing for you.

  7. WESLEY FBI
    February 18, 2014

    QUESTION TO YOU SKERRIT

    on page 12 of the hand writen issy notes dated 12.02.09, why is SCG america, the same company building the college the malice palace and you further signing a 300 million dollar loan without going to parliament IS ON THAT LIST.

  8. Tyre hit de road
    February 18, 2014

    That is a ridiculous request that the PM is making
    DAAS is not The Dominica Government What Skerrit needs to do is ask Linton a few questions and let Linton ask him a few questions in the form of a debate. This Fountain situation is just a distraction

  9. Informant
    February 18, 2014

    Lennox is using a common technique in argument called “Red Herring” a logical fallacy where one introduces a new issue to take away attention form the real issue. Skerrit’s French passport and other Skerrit issues are not the matter at hand. If Dr. Fontaine is innocent then he should provide proof that he is and clear his name. It is that simple.

  10. belfasthouse
    February 17, 2014

    Mortgage is quite a chain on some people’s head.
    I think that Fontain is causing us a lot of pain and he has to tender his resignation to us and give us an opportunity to return to our people. This distraction is indeed hurting us in the uwp and I don’t love it at all. After all of that work. Look at what is happening to us now.

  11. preciously
    February 17, 2014

    Man just resign and go back to USA and leave us in peace to get rid of skerrit. We have people who are as qualified as you are in out Uwp such as mister Francis etc ti hold the post of Minister of finance.

  12. cookey jar
    February 17, 2014

    Two wrongs do not make a wrong. if we are going to attack the DLP on corruption then Fontaine must resign.

  13. susanna Irishla
    February 17, 2014

    Eh Beh That’s how life is . No man is a mountain and I think its time my cousin Fontaine to resign. Everyday labour is getting even stronger on the Constituency of Grande Fonde and that is worrying. I saw them yesterday and dat was a real nightmare. Stevenson is not a push over and The Uwp must seek a new candidate. This stuff is affecting us a lot.

  14. GF City
    February 17, 2014

    I singing Sankey for Fonti
    Workers party days are done
    We were there in GF Sunday LYO launching in our numbers
    Thank you UWP Fontaine continue to make mistakes

  15. shocked
    February 17, 2014

    my head is bursting like fire. My freaking shoulders dropped. Fontiane why did you did that to us ? Things was going on so nice; if not one fing is the other. Garcon you really mess things up for us workers.

  16. way papa
    February 17, 2014

    My god we blaming skerrit for touching and now look the deep water that Thomson has placed us in.
    Dats a sellout.

  17. February 17, 2014

    UWP starting to sound like the Republicans at the tea party

  18. The Baptiste
    February 17, 2014

    I wonder why my posts are deleted, while some very vile posts with derogortory statements about supposedly non labor cabalists are merely hidden but can be seen by clicking on the hidden.
    Tell me Mr. Durand, do you also have difficulties with truthful statements, which does not fit into your personal narrative? Or that it touches friends and/or associates? If that be the case, then get out of journalism, you obviously do not have what it takes to be a good, honest and effective journalist.
    Just my view based on observations, and my own foray into journalism, in which I earned a certificate from TransWorld Tutorial College, when distance learning was not as common and readily acceptable as now.

  19. February 17, 2014

    Fontaine you got caught with your hands in the cookie jar

  20. February 17, 2014

    Fontaine for PM he’ll no Skerrit all the way

  21. Dee
    February 17, 2014

    Why you all are so unfair. Fontaine is an honorable man why did he took the Daas funds and put in his account. When you in politics you should not have skeletons. His main word to the PM is corruption, I’am wondering what he did was honesty.

    • February 17, 2014

      Fontaine can’t lead he did to step down

  22. Shameless
    February 17, 2014

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: no Skerrit did not! Somebody pleaseeeee pinch me and tell me to wake the hell up because it seems that I am dreaming :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Let me answer Mr. Skerrit and his Cabal/ Blind supporters for a change:
    1. Thompson Fontaine is NOT a public official
    2. Thompson does NOT have to and will NOT disclose his personal financial information to you or anyone because he is NOT a public official
    3. DAAS is a US based organization and therefore there financial information is public records for all to see so go ahead and acquire them…I repeat it is public information
    4. DAAS through its past president has stated their position quite clearly, without any hesitation. Again, their records are public so go ahead and get it.
    5. Thompson has addressed this matter in a public forum and being human even acknowledged his error in judgement. Now it takes a man to do that unlike the zaman that exist in you Mr. PM

    Now Mr. PM, for years we have been calling for you to present the following with no success:
    1. Assets to the IPO. The said IPO is still waiting on the majority of your filings
    2. Binbobol explaination
    3. Land taxes
    4. You and Petter the Piper French Passports. Instead of being straight with us you hid behind technicalities to kingdom come but god is not a Dcan police officer.
    5. Justice for Mano…. babalen on all of you
    6. Accountability for passport monies
    7. Explanation for monies being distributed on your behalf by a certain lawyer…still you remain moo moo
    8. Profits from Petro Caribe fuel that was supposed to be passed on back to the people in lower prices….you ducking and weaving
    9. The $14000.00 check that it is alleged you wrote….hmmmm
    10. The Blair Court Apartments Ownership debacle….uhhhhhhhh

    And we could go on and on but you have told us in no uncertain terms to “GO TO HELL”. Unlike you Mr. PM, Fontaine hands are as clean as they come and that is further supported by the number of clients/ governments who seeks him out in times of economic crisis. And by the way, STOP hiding under the lawyer’ skirt and come face Fontain in a debate on financial/ economic issues. He has his degrees in case you are wondering and will bring it to you for publication so get your degree and present it for inspection. But be not troubled because Change Must Come because it is a Must, NOT an option.

    Assertive, NOT Agressive! :twisted:

    • Francisco Telemaque
      February 17, 2014

      3.” DAAS is a US based organization and therefore there financial information is public records for all to see so go ahead and acquire them…I repeat it is public information”

      Where it pertains to a the bank, and Bank account privacy, and relating to public information in this case, the only way one can obtain such records and information, one would have to get a lawyer to subpoena the records from the bank; with by way of a court order.

      Now one need to know, if Wachovia thought Fountain was attempting theft or engaging in anything cynical, they would have called the fraud squad immediately and have him arrested.

      They would find some way to keep him in the bank until the police arrived. One day someone got hold of one of my cheque book, they began extracting small amounts of money like a hundred, a fifty, a two hundred here and there. I had a hard time balancing my checking account.

      I thought I was the one withdrawing my money, without keeping track of it, so one day I was at home and Washington Mutual, associated with Wachovia, one of the same bank called me and ask me if I wrote a cheque to a certain lady, and told me her name.

      I had no clue who the person was, so I said I did not write a cheque to the person, I ask the bank official how much is the amount, I was informed they could not tell me, however, they had already called the police, so I decided to go over to the bank to see who the person was, however by the time I got there they told me the woman got suspicious, and ran out of the bank, the police did not catcher.

      One may ask how can money be drawn I had no clue I was not the one withdrawing. Well, some of us have debit card, which prevents us from always writing cheque’s. I drive across country, and buy everything on my debit card, I go to Vegas, spend a week gambling, and paying for hotel rooms, buying gas and whiskey, and rum, who keeps track of what they spend, and when not very often I manage that.

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  23. Anonymous
    February 17, 2014

    Uwp and their supporters must be aware that it’s not only uwp supporters who are reading these blogs. Believe it or not, if you all fail to show just a little bit of fairness it will prove to be very costly. From what I have been reading so far, some of uwp supporters are showing no sense of reason. Remember- transparency, good governance, integrity in government, where are these qualities that you all were preaching. Lennox and company- practice what you preach!

    • Mind your Mind
      February 17, 2014

      Lennox and co. are NOT in gov’t yet. Shouldn’t you require those currently in office to take the lead?

  24. I just come
    February 17, 2014

    The truth is, we should not waste our time giving skerit and blackmore all that attention. they know they talking garbage but they using a tactic to divert us from important topics like sale of diplomatic passports.

  25. UWP
    February 17, 2014

    I have said that and will say it again. We cannot be preaching against one story but defend it when it happens to one of us. What Thompson did was wrong. It doesn’t take a scientist to see that. I support the UWP but will not stand for or support corruption. We want to get the DLP out because of that, so we cannot condone Thompsom’s actions. Remember DR. Shillingford tried to water it down by saying that it was an error in judgement. This man is well verse in finance so he knew exactly what he was doing. Let us get that bad press out by asking Thompson to resign before he makes us loose the election.

    • ?????????????
      February 17, 2014

      Go on the Animal Show with that.Stop being a wolf in sheep clothing.A DARN HYPOCRITE. You need to be unmasked so that people see you for whom you are.

      • Free Thinker
        February 18, 2014

        Resign from what? He is not elected my friend. Strange you did not call on the PM to resign. He is the elected one.

      • Emile Zapatos
        February 18, 2014

        It is interesting that your logo are question marks(????????).You have a doctorate in mental illness so you can look in the mirror and see mad people and filthy people. Or you are like linton and fountaine posing as what you are not

      • UWP
        February 19, 2014

        I’m sure you haven’t contribute one dollar to the UWP and you are waiting for your turn to benefit as a parasite. I guess you do not know who I am so because I am not surporting blindly I belong to the animal show. No wonder we are still in the gutters because of people like you.You only have one vote and can’t convince anyone to vote UWP.

    • February 17, 2014

      That is exactly what you the PM and the DLP want Fontaine to do because as they believe they will have a better chance of winning the election so stop being on the fence with you so call comments we can see thru you and it will not work.
      Thompson Fontaine is here to stay and he will be able to tell Dominicans what he discover once he gets into the office, Skerrit is shaking in his boots because he dont want Fontaine in there.

      • UWP
        February 19, 2014

        I guess that we are no different from what we say they are.

    • phil me
      February 18, 2014

      that’s right

    • Emile Zapatos
      February 18, 2014

      Look deeper .Fountain will really have to show his credentials for me to believe that he has a doctorate or he worked for the I M F like he claims. Some people are already investigating him. The uwp cannot win any thing with their type of negative leadership. Just look at the non progressive comments their “supporters” make. Sometimes I think they are really not uwp supporters, but are only having fun and laffing inside while they write .

  26. The Baptiste
    February 17, 2014

    Moderator! How long again for my second post which was posted about half an hour after the first before it is moderated?
    Any way the post in question has been circulated to a wider audience, although it has not yet been moderated so that your readers can have the opportunity to get more information.
    Carry on, it’s your show, but I will speak come hell or high water

    TB

  27. LABOUR POWER
    February 17, 2014

    11-10 Labour Power. A win by one is still a win.

    • %
      February 17, 2014

      So where the 18-3 has gone to?
      You lie MAD MAN SKERRIT will win all the seats.
      Cannot wait to vote against his candidate.
      WORKERSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
      LINTONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

  28. Jake
    February 17, 2014

    How does that qualify as a controversy? Five years after an internal DAAS mater was dealt with the DLP revives it for political mileage and it suddenly becomes a controversy.

    Dr Fontaine resigned at the time because he felt his integrity was being questioned. Less than two years later he resumed as DAAS Treasurer. No one in DAAS ever questioned the man’s integrity. So why is the DLP allowed to make mileage with this?

    Dr Fontaine should demand that Skerrit makes his offshore bank account statements available to the public because there is where their interest lies; not in a none issue that was dealt with five years ago.

    • UWP
      February 17, 2014

      Please address these statements.

      Clayton Shillingford: “….We are confronted with a situation in which DAAS Treasurer, Thompson Fontaine transfered moneis in three transactions from the Wachovia DAAS acct US, to his own personal acct……..I was not comfortable with the arrangement and asked Thompson to restore the funds back to DAAS Wachovia a/c some months ago, he has not up to the present done so…”

      Gabriel Christian: …. “Where Thompson does not do as requested it becomes a matter of law enforcement, it is that simple”……

      Thompson Fontaine:”I hesitated in complying because of Claytons accusatory manner and that he had forgotten his role in having the money moved in the first…..”

      Come on people, we should hold all these politicians accountable for their actions. When we start this way, they will be better able to handle the countrie’s afairs with transparency, honesty and intergrity.

    • Anonymous
      February 17, 2014

      Five years ago Thomson Fontaine was not going up for political office. Believe it or not when you apply for certain jobs they dig into your past. This determines if you are fit or unfit for the job. Thomson Fontaine has shown that he is not fit for the job.

      • Grand Fond.
        February 17, 2014

        @Fontaine He Fontaine is surely fit for my vote, and he will get it.Can Skerrit be compared to Fontaine when honesty is the topic? Like so many bloggers i myself recommend that he visits Dr Bemjamin.

    • T
      February 17, 2014

      that’s why Skerrit will never debate, because he will be embarrassed, to the core.

  29. Asterix
    February 17, 2014

    I can’t believe that skerrit has the unmitigated gull to ask a private citizen, who is not duty bound to be accountable to the public; to make public his private bank account details. skerrit knows very well that Mr Fountain is not a public figure like him and Thompson only has a moral responsibility (only as he is seeking to be elected), and not one governed by law. This is the same skerrit, a public figure, who refuses to display that same accountability to the electorate, for which he is duty bound as governed by law. This is the same man who some years ago told the nation that he would publish details of his so called”modest 400,000 dollar” house in the newspapers, which he to this date is yet to do. A house which we know turns out to cost close to 2 million dollars. This is the same man who is very tardy in the declaration of his assets to the IPO commission for obvious reasons. This is the same man and the Minister of Finance at that, who never before and only until now out of desperation, made available details of money’s advanced to him for travel; for which he is again duty bound. Mr Fountain I support you 1000%, that skerrit who is duty bound to be accountable to the electorate; should lead by example, then others who are only morally responsible, will do likewise.

    • Anonymous
      February 17, 2014

      You have no concrete proof of what you are saying but we have proof of Fontaine transferring the funds to his private account. This very act alone is misappropriation. Yet there is much more to be brought to light.

    • For Richer Or Poorer
      February 18, 2014

      Once you put your as a Candidate in an up coming election You are no longer a private citizen.

      Why the UWP supporters do not want to realize that. You cannot want to dish it out and cannot take it. Either you are a politician or you are not.

  30. Harry
    February 17, 2014

    HE PUT HIMSELF IN THAT PROBLEM. He that tell Linton come into the ring. Well…….Hope :Linton will do better.

  31. %
    February 17, 2014

    To all the Labour party acolytes, and to those who were constantly going to Skerrit singing for their supper.TO THOSE OF YOU WHO WERE PRETENDING THAT SKERRIT WAS SO LOVED, WHY CAN’T YOU ALL HAVE HIM TIED, and brought to Dr Benjamin? What are the other signs that he has to demonstrate to you all? So that is how you all, ESPECIALLY THE FEW GREEDIES, WHO WERE TAKING WHAT THE NEEDY SHOULD GET.those greedies who were milking the cow, why
    can’t you all wickeds see that the man is da- mad. WHAT OTHER SIGNS DO YOU ALL NEED? Is it that hard to capture him, call the ambulance, call Dr Benjamin, and take him to PMH? ALL YOU LIKE TO SEE HIM LIKE THAT?( E FOO)!

    • JIM
      February 17, 2014

      Because of his height it is a kind of difficult to pin him, but they need to try.

  32. %
    February 17, 2014

    So Skerrit is so SHAMELESS that he is questioning someone about money? Skerrit needs help. THE MAN IS DEAD MAD! OMG! What a man!

  33. da
    February 17, 2014

    skerit you only blowing hot air, imagine that, a prime minister, Fontaine is just a candidate and look how this man scared, Fontaine don’t have to bring to public a dam thing, on the other hand your skerit is in office so you have to come clean with the Dominican people, you grabbing at straws skerit, your days are numbered and its really starting to hit you hard now, majority of the young people in Dominica are fed up with the unacceptable life they are living because of the lack of support from the government that is expected, try digging up, all you still cant get any dirt on mr fontaine, he is a man with much more credibility and integrity than you skerit, because the bottom line is, you have none of the above.

  34. ()
    February 17, 2014

    Linton is definitely too hot for Skerrit to handle. WOW!
    Can Skerrit answer these questions? No wonder he does not want to be exposed in a debate.

  35. Sochi
    February 17, 2014

    Eh la! Gardais lavie Skerro!!!

  36. Joeblo
    February 17, 2014

    DNO I heard the word “stole” or “steal” in the audio. Are these words to hot to handle? Did or did the PM not used these words? If this is the case I dont see them in your report.

  37. Isse
    February 17, 2014

    People the election is in play and Skerrit knows it and is making one last stance and plea. He still has a year to do it. Enjoy Mr. Skerrit while it lasts.

    Is PM Keith Mitchell still your best friend Mr. Skerrit and are you still of themind set that you will sweep the polls like he did? If so dream on, dream on.

  38. Jaime Lewis
    February 17, 2014

    Mr. Shillingford made a statement with reference to the funds that the PM is accusing Mr. Fontaine of misappropriating. Mr. Shillingford was clear that this was not the case. What else does the PM need? Is he calling Mr. Shillingford a liar? This is only to discredit Mr. Fontaine’s name. The PM should be ashamed of himself for indulging in such petty behavior. There are many more serious matters that he needs to focus on instead of trying to discredit Mr. Fontaine.

  39. observer
    February 17, 2014

    This is all a distraction of the real issue. I know Dr. Fontaine- an honorable man that loves his country, and a man that stands for justice. Someone close to the PM who worked as an executive member of DAAS during the time that Thomson served, expressed their dissatisfaction with the current political leader of UWP, but told me that their view of the UWP would be different (in a better light) if it was Thomson that was the leader. That says a lot about the integrity of Dr. Fontaine. PM grabbing at straws. alas. Soo many other issues pointed out by the UWP which you are accused of – millions upon millions, and you trying to distract us, but we will keep focused. Dominicans, don’t be distracted! Hold that man accountable. Dr. Fontaine and Dr. Shillingford have cleared the air on the matter, but some will never believe – that’s just the way it will be. But we need an explanation from the PM who is accountable to us. Your day is coming Mr. PM. When the UWP getting into office, the things that you are hiding will be uncovered, and only then the blinded people that are following you may come to realize your true colors. How long? Not long!

  40. No Name
    February 17, 2014

    Mr PM

    Who is without sin let him cast the first stone. Please clean your closet sir.

    • Anonymous
      February 17, 2014

      Who called for good governance and transparency let them now practice what they preach.

  41. Anonymous
    February 17, 2014

    So much for leading by example. It was Uwp that chose to ran on a campaign of good governance and transparency. Today we are asking them to be transparent about a matter involving their proposed minister of finance and the reply we are getting is well; you did this in the past and you did that in the past so we do not need to be transparent and answer questions from you. This is madness! What exactly you all are trying to change uwp? Are you all trying to change what you all alleged to be corrupt practices or are you all just trying to get in power so you all can practice the same things you all are calling corruption right now? Again, I say, uwp, you all are not credible. In other words, don’t do it but let me do it.

    Mr. Linton, in the name of good governance and transparency, which you were the leading advocate of, please address the Thomson Fontaine issue once and for all because we all know that there were a lot of contradicting statements made between the e-mails, Dr. Shillingford’s, Dr. Fontaine’s and Gabriel Christian’s statements. Mr. Linton, please be fair and balanced and do the right thing. It should not be the same old politics as usual. If we say we want change let us change. Changing personnel is not enough.

    Remember most of your accusations against DLP were found to be unsubstantiated by the courts, yet you all never waivered in your accusations nor admitted that you may have been wrong. At least, give the Dominican people the respect of dealing with this matter and putting it to rest. The explanations we are getting now are not doing it.

  42. %
    February 17, 2014

    OF THE TWO MEN VYING TO BE PRIME MINISTER, it is shameful to put Skerrit side by side with Linton.
    Skerrit is intellectually more retarded,
    He is not a communicator,
    He lacks understanding of the English Language,
    He is embrooiled in too many controversies
    He cannot defend and debate the performance of his corrupt party
    HIS gutter politics is an insult to the nation,
    He is MENTALLY UNSTABLE
    HE NEEDS TO BE REJECTED AND DISCARDED.
    Squeeze him more Linton, SHOW HIM THAT ARROGANCE AND INSULT HAS LED TO HIS MASSIVE DOWNFALL.
    I Love You Linton
    I Love Team Dominica and ILOVE DR FONTAINE!

  43. Possie Youth
    February 17, 2014

    There where you have strength on Kairi, your half and half man, no testicular fortitude to even debate. Run but you cannot hide one day you will be bound to answer questions. One day all ur evil will end.

  44. For Richer Or Poorer
    February 17, 2014

    DLP it seems, will no longer be turning the other cheek to get D-BLOWS dished out by the UWP and them. The DLP supporters couldn’t be happier with that.

    No more turning the right cheek to let another one land on the left. DLP will give as good as it gets and much better it seems because it stings on landing.

    No more letting things slide and the UWP dancing and singing that was another good one over and over for years even without proof but good tabloid type; so they got some False hope, believing that is how it would remain.

    The only problem is the UWP like to cry it bitter when they have a little taste of their own medicine.

    What happen to all the brave soldiers, they trading their blue boots and trying on Red boots for size and it squeezing them?

    We could have told them. Politics is not only on a radio console and internet message boards.

    Integrity, Honesty, sincerity and all the in between are not mere words but a way of life to be adhere to, especially those vying to represent people. They are practices for all and not just some. Live and Learn.

  45. Goodwill
    February 17, 2014

    I so want elections to be called , so we can vote this corrupt DLP out of office. I want Skerro to look in the mirror and ask this questions to himself.
    How can Dominicans live under these conditions.!!??

  46. Lang Mama
    February 17, 2014

    Bloggers let these son of a guns think that they are fooling us and then we will give them the shock of their lives . Nous que motwais yo kuma poul ca pon.

    ce vyais volere la en gouvelmen

  47. disgusted
    February 17, 2014

    What?? look guts!!! Skerrit have the gaul to come on air and open his big mouth and stretch his long tongue? En ben Skerrit ou pas feb. Who is Skerrit to ask anybody for that matter to bring financial statement? Skerrit not your dam business, swallow your own medicine, you dam rude. You grappling at last straws? You heard yourself Skerrit? you sounded so foolish, the points you were raising sounded lame and secondary. sounded like somebody prompted you and you sounded so stupid and foolish and out of place and rude. You don’t deserve the order of the day. And you better read all the messages. Copawazon!! fresh! yous till feel you have us under a spell? dictating to us as though we cannot think for ourselves? Skerrit stop that, your days are numbered, you used us enough…. enough is enough, you cannot walk in Thomson shoes so stay clear from him, you sound like a barking something, we still voting for him. Go and rest yourself

  48. Really
    February 17, 2014

    Don’t crucify skerrit but instead ask Thompson to justify the various withdrawals from the account of DAAS to his personal account.

    There is proof and it is clear that thompson misappropriated the funds.

  49. FAST N FURIOUS
    February 17, 2014

    According to the UWP;They do absolutely no wrong.All they say and do makes sense but with Skerrit and the Labor party what ever they do and say is non-sense.UWP makes genuine mistakes,with the case of Fontaine and the DAAS monies.It should be heard of and forgotten but if it was Skerrit, Lennox,Matt and Angelo would be writing a book;Q95 would have this as a theme song and Blasting would be Judge and Jury.They talk of bin.borbol and said money was returned yet the UWP claimed that as theft.The $27,000.00 Fontaine took and put into his account,when CAUGHT returned it,isn’t that also theft?Lennox,Fontaine and their desperadoes enjoy throwing stones at Skerrit and the government;once they are responded to,THEY say is dirty politics.How can UWP expect to be in a cage fight(POLITICS)to be throwing blows and don’t expect to receive blows?To THEM and their supporters they have every right to question Skerrit even on his private business but Skerrit has no right to question their wrongs.Is this DEMOCRACY?These guys should take a look in the mirror before telling someone else their face is dirty.DON’T THROW BLOWS IF YOU(UWP)CAN’T TAKE BLOWS!)

  50. fil
    February 17, 2014

    I’am not for no party, Fontaine was bashing the PM on corruption right now his name is being mentioned in the mess as an honest man he is, why is he so quiet. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Don’t trust no one I’am sure manybe is someone who was in DAAS gave out the information. There is never smoke without a fire.

  51. Really
    February 17, 2014

    If it was an accusation levelled against the DLP members the uwpites would make a run with it but because is uwp it is ok. According to Lennox error in judgement but these things have a way of back firing. It will come back to hunt the uwp.

    They dealt with it the wrong way.

  52. Stoney
    February 17, 2014

    This is not a issues for news i firmly think Q95 Management needs to be smart, Matt gave that too much air play this morning…

    Elections are all about strategy, not smart giving The Darkside all that air play..seeing the issue was clear by the Fontaine and the former DAS Boss.

    Come on Dominicans start thinking for once, i think Team Dominica and the Opposition forces needs a clever Management Team to review info!

  53. Scent
    February 17, 2014

    Let uwp run their mouth and they will find a way to lose.
    Patience. :mrgreen:

  54. Legally Speaking
    February 17, 2014

    I have one concern about this issue. I want Thompson to promise to go all the way and not act\settle like Matt Peltier did some years ago.

  55. angry for real
    February 17, 2014

    They say fish have gutts but de p.m have more gutts than fish. Skerrit u of all people should not question Mr.fontain about money,
    Shame on you skerrit and all your byass supporters.

  56. Not Me Alone
    February 17, 2014

    Dominicans, let us ALL stop playing partisan politics and let’s be real if we really want to see truth, justice and integrity in the peoples parliament. Let us STOP taking political sides and call for the following:
    1. Dr. Thompson Fontain to resign from the campaign because his behavior is questionable at this time.
    2. Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit MUST RESIGN from the nations cabinet and politics immediately and never to return because he hast left a very POOR example for others to follow. The man’s name, The name of Dominica, the office of the PM and minister of finance have all been filthy, contaminated and infected by mr. Skerrit and that cannot be the standard to follow.
    3. Mr. Ambrose George to resign from our government and politics immediately since he left questionable behaviors on our nation which resulted in him being fired by his own part three times.
    4. Mr. Julius Timothy to resign from the government and our politics immediately since he was referred to as being involved in corrupt practices when he was MOF under UWP from 1995-2000 and as member of the opposition, he is on record of calling Skerrit and the DLP corrupt and yet became part of that same team later.
    If we don’t stop this bug now I am sorry Dominicans, other politicians will take us for a joke and will use our cabinet to fatten themselves at the expense of our partisan politics. Let us show them who is in charge please.

    • T
      February 17, 2014

      I would not call Skerrit a leader at all. Is down the road we will get to know what kind of leader he was.

  57. Rass
    February 17, 2014

    DNO, ‘from some members of the DLP’ You can get the facts print it….

  58. Malcolm X
    February 17, 2014

    I am convinced that the PM has lost or is loosing his mind.

    • Emile Zapatos
      February 17, 2014

      It is a question of” do them back”.Here is a strong leader who is prepared to fight back. labourites have turned the next cheek too often. We have no more cheeks to turn. no one is loosing their minds. We are ready to go toe to toe. From now on it is blade for blade ,knife for knife and handgrenades for handgrenades. If you hit me once I will hit you back 3 times, if you hit me with dirt I will hit you with stones .so you expect to take me to court , but I have a right to defend myself.

      • JoJo
        February 18, 2014

        Eh shoes, remember what happened to brother Malcolm?
        Good.

  59. Mamizoo
    February 17, 2014

    Just when I thought that Skerrit had no more feet for his mouth he keep coming up with feet. I am sure many Dominicans could write a novel in response to Skerrit’s statements but eh sometimes letting someone fry themselves is like revenge served in a hot frying pan.
    My only comment on this is that I pity Roosevelt skerrit as the once poor dude from Vielle Case has been so manipulated by other self serving leaches who continue to ill advise Roosevelt. Clearly the young man does not have a mind of his own or one may even say a sound one . did someone ask him to come out a talk about this . Got to be kidding.
    I hope he realizes that Tony, Lennox Lawrence , Simeone , Karmala and others are not running for office. In addition Tony really has nothing to loose except to keep finagling his way with corrupt politicians in the region; As for Lennox Lawrence – time will tell. Simeone Albert let us see how this joiner will become an outcast.
    This is unbelievable- still in awe that Roosevelt skerrit could make those statements.

  60. linky
    February 17, 2014

    skerrit is getting more and more boaring

    • %
      February 17, 2014

      @linky E FOO!

  61. Bee
    February 17, 2014

    Skerrit is corparwaso and out out of place! He was the one voted in. Up to a day like today there are many issues hanging over his head that he refuses to come clean about, refuses to even talk about because is not our damn business. Jourdi jour he has the unmitigated gall to ask people to present bank statement? he forgot to pay $51 000 in taxes on his land transfer paid it two years later san interest but Thomson cannot have a lapse in good judgement where all the monies are accounted for?

    What is even more amazing is that his followers are so bent on getting the news and information from listening to the heng that they remain in the dark on so many critical issues.

    Hopefully for Dominica there are more intelligent people out there than those who rely on the heng for news, and those who know about his wrong doings but prepare to stay silent because of the crumbs he passing them under the table.

  62. Jah Kal
    February 17, 2014

    Dominicans wait, what I heard is it real skerro questioning Dr Fontaine about funds skerro u have no shame time will tell, the blind supports u have there eye will be open pretty soon we a waiting for your present in Jersey to tell u as it is. Dominicans in Dominica should no u treat the people in jersey better than them.More to come very very soon.

  63. pc
    February 17, 2014

    fontaine I am asking you to prove it. why did you take the money for fontaine? was it for das to get interest? clear the air on that fontaine.
    another thing you all claim to be different from the government. please do that. not because the prime minister dont show his assets an his acconts an where he getting his money from you all have to do the same. show dominica you all are different and show us your bank statement fontaine

  64. Doc. Love
    February 17, 2014

    At school, we were taught that a rat must destroy itself within three months after birth. Mind you, I am not calling the Prime Minister a rat. It saddens me that the Prime Minister appears to always want to destroy his own reputation, whether in three days, three weeks or three months by the statements he makes. Skeritt knows of the many allegations which surrounds him, for instance, the Bin and Fertilizer Boreball, Villas, the $54 million, the Dominican Passports to scamps and rogues, bonce checks, just recently the Olympic Passport scandal, therefore why does he allow his opponents to revisit all those allegations. Stop giving your opponents the necessary ammunition to politically destroy you, stop behaving like a rat, shut up.

  65. Fed- Up
    February 17, 2014

    Skerrit, it’s none of your dam biznis. Your own words. Wat is good for the goose is good for the gander.

    • Really
      February 17, 2014

      I hope you will not be saying something else later. So is who do that matters? Be careful.

  66. Rule
    February 17, 2014

    This is what desperation looks like.
    If Dr Shillingford said,“Let me declare first of all that there was no misappropriation of funds from the DAAS while I was president,” Shillingford stated.
    Why is Skerrit making these false allegations.

    • Rass
      February 17, 2014

      get the facts.

      • Rass
        February 17, 2014

        READ

  67. Emile Zapatos
    February 17, 2014

    As usual lennox is quick on the defence. But not good at providing explanations or showing transparency in any thing. And like the political bully that he is he is making a lot of accusations because that is all he has to offer. He is an investigative reporter with only one person investigated i.e the PM . Now he is posing as an elected official ,mascarading in a pappy show. He is asking for change . Undefined change. like the patois saying :he wants us to remove our bowels and replace it with straw. He is very good at throwing words around like Simbort. He and his crew who have taken over uwp cannot show one good thing to help Dominica but they make all kinds of claims to expertise and make all kinds of empty promises.The time is coming for people to remove their mask. Day massa yo.

  68. USA
    February 17, 2014

    I have a question, totally unrelated to this subject but then again. Should the DLP be elated or embarrassed as articulated by one of their ministers that, the war on pit toilets is one of the best ideas of the DLP in the past ten years, and ironically then went on to say that it was an idea developed by the WHO ?? just a question

  69. The Baptiste
    February 17, 2014

    This is becoming more hilarious each day. What is happening is that the dlp is using Q95 to reach the audience that Kairi no longer has, by taking gossip from the next level to the heng, and then reading it as news, and Q95 unwittingly perpetuates this garbage in the name of news. Very clever of dlp. Mr. Skerritt of course, has no shame, the truth is very difficult for him to deal with, since his entire career has been built on terminological inexactitudes. Very troubling in all of this, is what I heard from Mr. Blackmore more recently, and other ministers of government, and even the manager of the Agricultural Industrial & Development Bank (AIDB). Nowhere in those words or in the charter of the institution is mortgage included, but under this inept administration they have managed to alter the focus of the institution, which was intended to promote and provide the necessary capital for Agriculture, and manufacturing.
    This very significant deviation from the purpose of the AIDB has been missed by most Dominicans. Mortgage lending is not the function of the type of institution the AIDB was set up to be.
    Mortgage lending is the function of the regular deposit taking financial institutions, like the credit union, the retail and commercial banks, specially charted institutions like the housing board, etc. But low and behold it took this inept criminal enterprise that passes for a government to turn everything upside down, and inside out, and to staf them with some of the most incompetent people ever to come out of Dominica.
    How then do we expect Mr. blackmore to understand what a debate is? The man does not know the meaning of the word. And for Roosevelt Skerritt to be asking a private citizen to give him an account of his banking transactions involving a private club entity, speaks volume of this man’s intelligence, after all it is aledged that he had to be paid 40 thousand dollars by the late Rosie to contest the Vielle Case seat.

    • Emile Zapatos
      February 17, 2014

      The PM is clever as you say ,but he is not a trickster. The uwp is trying to trick people at home and abroad that they are elected officials representing all Dominicans. Those imposters have already claim to represent constituencies Lennox is posing an the leader of the country and Thompson as a minister of finance. The question is what are they up to.Their behavior is quite sinister

      • ?????????????
        February 17, 2014

        @Emile Zapatos Go on the ‘Animal Show’ with your filth.Is it that people do not listen to the garbage that people like you spew there? Why can’t you help the PM at his moment of need? CAN’T YOU SEE THAT HE IS MAD? ARE YOU A WICKED ONE TOO? Why can’t you volunteer to take him to Dr Benjamin? Would you not be right at the front if is money he was giving out?

    • dooms day
      February 17, 2014

      THE BAPTISTE, i hope all dominicans read your post, they must get something out of that, definitely.

    • Gary
      February 17, 2014

      Wow, you have written such jargon.Let me ask you this If someone goes to the AID Bank to borrow money to build a factory is that not classified as a mortgage,why are you talking such nonsense.Where is the evidence of your allegation regarding the AID Bank,with all the nonsensical allegations you made about.Haven’t you heard of the AID Bank reported increase in its net profit of 28.59% in the financial year 2012-2013 Politics can do strange things to the mind.You have made such a fool of your self regarding your last sentence of the late Prime Minister Rosie Douglas.Why what you said about him is alleged and what you say regarding the AID Bank is not alleged.

    • u good
      February 17, 2014

      You are trying your utmost to lure a real Baptiste or her or his family members who may be or who is a known colleague to Blackmoore and the PM Skerrit and Joshua Francis and friend of Ambrose into your political dog fight.

      I/we wish you all the best. There are ways of finding out things. ENJOY! and Do continue. The implications will be quite fascinating no matter what nomenclature is to be or is being employed! The free comedy persists from The Walls of Jericko or the Heights of Morne JamYam LOL….I/We love you.Walk faster or drive slower but don’t…..

  70. Not Me Alone
    February 17, 2014

    Skerrit’s call has opened a brand new can of worms that will stink in his very own face. By his call for integrety, accountability and transparency to Dr. Fontaine, mr. Skerrit seems to have finally agreed with Dominicans that these qualities are indeed necessary for public office, especially for a minister of finance. Mr. Skerrit has therefore put himself in a position to lead by example by making the following available to Dominicans:
    1. He now needs to present his passport to us so all could see if he was or was not qualified for the 2009 elections according to the requirements of the constitution. By the way, the DLP paid my ticket to come vote for Skerrit in 2009.
    2. Mr. Skerrit needs to come CLEAN with us by putting out all his bank statements from 2000 when he was first elected to the cabinet to Feb 16,2014.
    3. he needs to put out ALL bank statements both in Dominica, in the Caribbean and internationally, so we could see if monies were transferred to his account, by whom, for what reason and amount.
    4. Mr. Skerrit now needs to come clean about the EC$51,000 that was refunded to the treasury by his attorney on his behalf.
    5. Mr. Skerrit needs to come clean and tell us what he knows about the 2010 Christmas bombing of 5. Mr, GON Emmanuel’s house
    For the sale of time and the exceedingly long list of unanswered questions Dominicans have for Mr. Skerrit, I will stop now.

  71. Domnichen
    February 17, 2014

    Let Thompson Fontaine produce his bank statements– Labor all the way in the next elections !!!!!!!

    • pc
      February 17, 2014

      labour power!!!!!!!

      • !!!
        February 17, 2014

        U mean LABOUR POWDER!!!

      • dd
        February 17, 2014

        I am so sorry for all you, I doubt those labour power people have an education, because if they did, it would definitely be different, any sensible human being cane see what is going on, check Dominica GDP on the Caribbean market, I am so ashamed.

  72. proud dominica
    February 17, 2014

    really Mr. Skerrit…. who give you the right to demand anything from anyone when you cannot clear the air about any of your various issues….. for a man with a so called degree in english the language is surely beating you up…… MR SKERRIT, YOU ARE THE MAN IN THE MIRROR…. AND WE DEMANDING YOU MAKE A CHANGE….THIS MAN HAS NO SHAME…. KEEP ON POINTING THE FINGER SKERRO BUT SEE HOW MANY POINTING BACK AT YOU….(DLP… DA LIES PERSIST)

    • Emile Zapatos
      February 17, 2014

      Where does lennox and his team of political imposters get the right to defame Dominica at home and abroad. Your answer to that question will explain the PM right. If labour party was vindictive they would have the team of imposters arrested for making baseless accustions against a sitting government. their actions are that of terrorism. Even to the point that they are connected with drug and gun dealers and they want to shoot Chinese and Haitions

      • T
        February 17, 2014

        @Emile Sure you do not know the meaning of defame. You do not even know Skerrit is already discarded. He is in a battle for survival, and the electorate’s mind is already made up. by the way he is so scared he said he will win by a landslide.

  73. Baby machine
    February 17, 2014

    We voting Tompson all the way Grandfond Rivere Cyrique and Morne Jaun pm u have so much Cobb web in your closette clean them up before u ask others to clean theirs u rude and out of place

    • HMMM
      February 17, 2014

      How he’s rude and out of place.. Allu asking him all kinda questions so he can’t ask too then. What good for the Goose it’s good for the Gander!

      In everything there’s always two sides.. So everybody cannot be Labour nor UWP.

      Majority counts anyway and the majority is with Labour! easily!!!! and allu can dieeeeeeeee becuz of that!!!! smh :lol:

      • xx
        February 17, 2014

        Exactly so its none of his damn business what happen to the money. Source of the goose is source for the gander. You understand that?

      • Malissa
        February 17, 2014

        His Government is in office, we have asked him several questions and in return he told us Not our damn business. Mr. Fontaine is not answerable to us, we have not voted him in office.

    • Emile Zapatos
      February 17, 2014

      So only the cobb webs of labour party needs cleaning. And how have Thompson show us that he is able to represent anyone but himself

      • T
        February 17, 2014

        He cannot represent you, but Dr Fontaine can surely represent me. I AM SO SO SO SO SO PROUD OF THIS GENTLEMAN. By the way is Skerrit coming mad?

  74. dominican
    February 17, 2014

    Darlings wrong is wrong whether you su
    ppport Labour or UWP. Come on please account for the money, had it been Skerro, s party all you would be bawling put the money back it could go to good cause let us say to pay two people, s wage volere

    • proud dominica
      February 17, 2014

      account for what money…. there is no money missing…. thus it is accounted for….. but what needs to be accounted for is the money these DLP minister are using to fund their extravagant lifestyles…. where is it coming from…. cause its not from their salaries…. account for that skerro… show us your bank statements lets see a complete surrender of your finances to the dominican public… shut us up about your corruption …. show us that the accusations made by the opposition have no basis…… oh but you cant…. and why is that…. if somebody claim your eyes are blue but in fact they are black…. you just show them and clear up the matter…. just like that skerrit… but you cant because its all true…. every last accusation made against you sir is true….. prove me wrong…. we are all waiting…. (DLP….DA LIES PERSIST)

  75. grandbay boy
    February 17, 2014

    Mr. PM you are blessed. Lennox and them United Jokers Party could not and still cannot do all what DLP did for Dominica. If they went to Parliament they will know where all the monies were going. Absence from Parliament is like missing School so I declare UWP FAILURES.Debates are done at Parliament go there.

    I want to know why Thompson was fired from the IMF and why certain memebrs of UWP are still USA Citizens. Cleans up all you homes before you want to play maid at DLP own. Bunch of UWP hYPOCRITS.

    • Rule
      February 17, 2014

      @grandbay boy Thompson was not fired, he resigned. So get your facts right. Tell your boss to debate him and let the country decide.

      • February 17, 2014

        He was being fired so he resign instead don’t you see

    • Bee
      February 17, 2014

      ok time to separate the men from the boys……

    • M&M
      February 17, 2014

      Before i read you posting, i know you were from grand bay- keep wearing your ignorance as a badge

    • Emile Zapatos
      February 17, 2014

      The Lennox team is not representing U W P. That is becoming quite clear. The Team has an agenda of their own and are trying to confuse Dominicans with all their allegations. They take maters to court unsuccessfully. Now they want to by pass the house of assembly and the elected and nominated members of the uwp but are quick to talk about constitutional procedures when it suites them They try to use Q95, DNO and Dominicans abroad, but people will see through their bags of tricks. When the time is right they will be investigated and will not even become candidates much less win elections. Meanwhile let the fun continue

  76. Oh No
    February 17, 2014

    Again, the prime minister can make such ridiculous comments because the people of Dominica has given him free will to do such. He refuses to answer to the people yet he wants the people to answer to him. What a mess!

  77. ali
    February 17, 2014

    PM you are blessed. ALAS Dominicans all you not seeing the UWP team is a set of JOKERS that are looking for survival. ALL THE WAY WITH THE DOMINICA LABOUR PARTY. LA BASSSSS FOR WORKERS.

    • Forkit
      February 17, 2014

      blessed to lie … where is you morality

    • HMMM
      February 17, 2014

      And they thinking when they come and dislike our comments on DNO they win elections you know! lawdddddddd, Wosh!!!1

      All comments a lobourite would make they disliking it and for them is vote the cast and WORKERS win.. Zor tor sot!\

      • pc
        February 17, 2014

        so true. they think is there that is the polling station. lollol

      • change .
        February 17, 2014

        U bunch of monkeys sing for ur supper.i doe blame u all cuz they buy u all very cheap.sacray malfeteh lang boohoe alez I will hear about u all wicked people who only care about urself.people strugling poor in the country bills sky high cost of living ski rocketing and just because u all labourats geting benifits from ur pm and all is well with u and ur familly thats all u carre about.change is a must .

      • ?????????????
        February 17, 2014

        @HMMM Please do not burst your blood vessel, because THIS INSULTIVE LEADER does not know a nobody like you. He will only use you to get a vote, but otherwise this arroagant Skerrit only knows himself. A TERRIBLE LEADER. HE NEEDS TO BE VOTED OUT NOW.

  78. Da
    February 17, 2014

    To DNO.
    Do you want a new picture of Skeritt to be sent to your office??

    • warrington
      February 17, 2014

      :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: i agree

  79. Mahaut
    February 17, 2014

    Skerro is grabbing at strays. He will say anything to remove the focus from DLP failings.
    Shut-up and call elections. Then you will see the strength of the Dominican people.

    • February 17, 2014

      We want a debate if not Skerro call the election if you have the guts for loosing.

    • JB CHARLES
      February 17, 2014

      When Skerrit call election I hope UWP and Lenox tie their pants to their waist…… because this time around if not their pants will be caught at their ankles….. like 1999 SNAP ELECTION when they caught with their pants down…… LOLOLOL

  80. St.Joe
    February 17, 2014

    Mr. Thompson, you should feel proud of your achievements and desire to put develop Dominica. Skerrit and his deck-hands have realized that Dominicans are becoming educated and as such are trying to distract us.
    But I want to tell DLP and its weak regime that we are committed to remove them from office.
    Even in Skerrit’s own constituency the people are beginning to see the wrongs on this man.

  81. February 17, 2014

    THOSE WHO LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES SHOULD NOT THROW STONES.
    Why is Mr. Fontaine being so conspicuous on this matter when challenged?
    Mr. Fontaine and the UWP lightweights are now starting to realise and coming to terms with this dirty business called politics.

    If you are going to continuously throw mud in someone’s direction, by constantly accusing them of corruptive practices, then you should ensure that your own house is in order and bombproof.

    If Mr. Fontaine has nothing to hide, and all his financial transactions were above board then let everyone see how he managed his affairs.

    Until he does, that stigma and the smell of a rat will always be attached to him.

    The Prime Minister and the Labour Party has every legitimate right to challenge a prominent member of the opposition, who has constantly accuse the government on a number of baseless and irrelevant issues.
    My message to Mr. Fontaine and the UWP is; if you were to be elected into government, you will soon face the same levels of scrutiny, accusations of corruption, inundated with calls of malpractices, and soon to be, a very impatient and sceptical public expecting instant miracles of improved living standards.

    WELL IT DOES NOT WORK SO. WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF DIRTY POLITICS.

    • Not Me Alone
      February 17, 2014

      @Too much Bobol, you are right about “Those who live in glass house should not throw stone.” The only problem is, Mr. Skerrit is the one known to be living in thst GLASS HOUSE since he is an elected member of the house 14 years and has been PM for the past 10 yrs and never cared to repair that shattered ‘GLASS HOUSE’ that he himself shattered. Dr. Thompson is just trying to get in and therefore Skerrit needs to fix it before anyone gets in.

    • Mind your Mind
      February 17, 2014

      The PM is asking a private citizen to reveal his private bank statements for an accusation that all who were involved with said “case closed” money was NOT misappropriated. In the meantime, the PM and other ELECTED ministers who are being paid by our tax dollars refuse to comply to IPO investigations, revealing the immense change in income since they were elected.

      This isn’t dirty politics, this is foolish politics…politics that can only occur when the citizens of a nation support the leader who engages in such tom-foolery! Tell the PM that any standard he expects from a candidate and private citizen he should display himself as he is the sitting leader. Dominicans are dirty if they allow their politics to be conducted in this way!

    • Emile Zapatos
      February 17, 2014

      Good comments, but with one mistake Thompson like lennox are not members of the opposition, not an elected member of the house. People are not even sure he and lennox are members of the uwp. They are just trying to fool and confuse people. They are masters of confusion

    • ?????????????
      February 17, 2014

      @Too Much Borbol You cannot understand English. Skerrit is rude and out of place, or it could be that he knows not what he is saying, since he has a difficulty in understanding English like you.
      In any event, in matters involving money ,Skerrit should be ashamed to open his mouth and ask even half a question. HE IS TOO SHAMELESS, OR MAYBE HE IS A MENTAL CASE.

  82. we fedup with that
    February 17, 2014

    i vote labour because i come from a labour background. so bias when comes to that. i think i should cut my tradition and start thinking love of country instead of love of labour. skerrit is a young man that is full of energy and power where he could spent it employing young people and shaping the young generation to be better leaders of tommorow. the country is in a critical state where too many young people are out of jobs. ojn the other hand the upw has nothing solid to offer. they will do the same thing. ALL OF THEM IS POLITICIANS AND ALL WANT POWER TO RUN US CRAZY. skerrrit need to reconsider and let everybody enjoy the millions they like to talk about.. like i said i vote labour.. but i really have to talk it how i see it.

  83. joy
    February 17, 2014

    I am undecided in this election at this point ,I’m waiting to hear more about issues and policies,before I make up my mind .This is one time that the prime minister is WRONG, he should not get himself involved in that,if there are other people in the party who want to get in that let them carry on but not he as PM. When people live in glass house they don’t throw stones. I’m watching and waiting ,I really want my vote to be counted.

  84. Vielle Case
    February 17, 2014

    It is not Dominicans business to ask the P.M questions about where he get DLP moeney. He is a hard working man who distribute the funds evenly.

    • Anonymous
      February 17, 2014

      you cannot even spell

    • Itassi too
      February 17, 2014

      @Vielle case, First of all I wonder if you really from Vieille Case because from childhood we were taught to spell the name of our village with an ‘I” after V followed by another “I” before the double LL’s. Ask Swallow for help. Since you claim to be from Vielle Case and you don’t think Dominicans have a right to ask him questions about where he gets DLP money from because he is hard working and distributes the money evenly, then can you tell us how much money we pay him every month? Can you tell us how he has to distribute evenly? Can you tell us how much he spent on: his house; his adopted mothers house; his brothers house that is next to his house? Can you tell us how much loan he has to pay for each month for his property at Vieille case? Please help us because you seem to know somethings about him that the rest of us are not privy to.

      • February 17, 2014

        Why didn’t ask Euginia Charles that question

    • NiKa
      February 17, 2014

      “who distribute the funds evenly”.

      Yeah among themselves, “you know the other members of the DLP” Glad you can admit that>

    • Ideall
      February 17, 2014

      are you serious

    • Mamize
      February 17, 2014

      you forget to add the “go to hell part

    • Malissa
      February 17, 2014

      Maybe you should first learn to spell Vieille Case

  85. For Richer Or Poorer
    February 17, 2014

    Apparently what is good for the goose is not good for the gander, as some people would like. That is not so. If you want to be in the kitchen you must learn to take the heat.

  86. 767
    February 17, 2014

    so dno that alone allu doing in allu spare time, ani taking quotes from the pm and posting to create controversy…where are the quotes from the opposition when they’re on the radio??? best dno change der name to united workers party forum, cause that’s all that’s there. dislike my comment(the truth hurts).

    • Emile Zapatos
      February 17, 2014

      There are more negative comments coming from those who do not like the labour party on DNO. By the way the elected opposition is not in play

    • observer
      February 17, 2014

      Did you read the article? Wow.

  87. Krazy
    February 17, 2014

    all skerrit want to do is send empty gun shells with no bullets..

  88. warma
    February 17, 2014

    weh weh weh – dis man have balls. I am amazed that he said that with a straight face, because I cannot stop laughing.

  89. Tri-State Beauty
    February 17, 2014

    All you must stop lie on Skerrit. Roosevelt SKerrit can’t, wouldn’t, will not ever ask anybody for proof of any transaction! bondieu hoye, a jouvert lavway dat nah? Something is diabolically wrong with Roosevelt Skerrit.

  90. JB CHARLES
    February 17, 2014

    These people must stop lying Mr. Shillingford said the funds was moved into a CD by Thomson Fountain now Lenox is singing another tune. Thompson have to be transparent before he becomes a public servant if your main concern is PM Skerrit isn’t transparent show us Dominicans that you are a different individual. Thomson Fountain you are looking for integrity, accountability, and transparency from the Government please dance to your music. You lived in the USA and we all know how difficult it is to make it financially especially when you are out of a job. Show us what caliber of a man you are.

    • There you have it.
      February 17, 2014

      You are talking about Integrity in Public Office (IPO)? Dr. Fontaine is not yet in public office, but Skerrit is. So stop putting the cart before the horse.

  91. Lougaoo Mem
    February 17, 2014

    The honest citizens of our island must be saying to themselves how on earth we got where we are today? I am one who is confident that Roosevelt Skerrit really believes that most Dominicans believe everything he says on the radio and that he’s entitled to get away with it.

    If Dominicans do not take action and vote each and every candidate on the Labor ticket out of office next election, then, they have not seen anything yet. No other island nation in the Caribbean would tolerate what’s taking place in our country. It’s total madness and nothing less.

    • BAPTISTE
      February 17, 2014

      DNO don’t win elections…… UNUNITED WAR PARTY supporters are voting on DNO as if it is general elections it looks like they don’t know the difference. This is a NEWS website not the POLLING STATION. LOLOLOL

  92. Penville
    February 17, 2014

    Come fix the Playing Field in Penville and stop these silly distractions. You are the Prime Minister and stop behaving like “Gold” or “Ti-Boy”

  93. LADY
    February 17, 2014

    lesson

  94. want support UWP
    February 17, 2014

    Thompson needs to resign from the campaign. All this nonsense about off shore banking is a whole lot of baloney. He acted inappropriately and no sea or river can wash that away.

    • Not Me Alone
      February 17, 2014

      @want support UWP, I agree with you that Thompson should resign from the campaign. However, I need you to join me in calling on Mr. Skerrit himself, Ambrose George, and Mr. Julius Timothy to resign as well because all four especially those from the present government have left a very bad example and question marks in our politics and governance.

  95. LADY
    February 17, 2014

    boy i cannot wait for electon for us to teach uwp a good leason once and for all that dlp is here to stay

    • HMMM
      February 17, 2014

      I know right! They too dam confident man!!!

      Those pple acting crazyyyyyyyyyyy man! Uwp foo! lol

  96. Ryan
    February 17, 2014

    Mr Skerit you are the last person to question accountability, u have never been clear to the people of Dominica,we need u to declare your bank account..shame on u not me with Labour again

  97. Not Me Alone
    February 17, 2014

    I agree with Mr. Skerrit 100%! However, I believe the time has come and now is the time to bring some cleansing to our politics in Dominica. We cannot continue to allow our politics and governance of our country to go on a “not me alone, we all doing it basis.” With that being said and in the view of bringing some sanity to our national politics and governance, I want to make calls here:
    1. I call on Dr. Thompson Fontaine to withdraw his name from being a candidate for the next election on the basis of allegation.

    2. I am calling on the Hon. Prime Minister to resign forthwith from the DLP and a candidate for the next election. After all, while Fontain’s situation is an allegation and seems to be very unfortunate, especially since he was not paid a salary; That is not the case with Mr. Skerrit’s questionable behaviors. Let me just use one example out of the many transgressions of Skerrit. It is a fact that in 2007 Mr. Skerrit and his attorney refunded $51,000 to the treasury because of what they considered to be a tax calculation error, which took them 2 yrs to identify, only after pressure from the puplic.

    3. imilarly, I am calling on Hon. Ambrose George to withdraw his name from being a candidate for the next election. In his case his case was heard and judged by the DLP, which fired him no less than three times and therefore he needs to do the honorable thing and fire himself.

    4. I am calling on the Excellency the President, to use his good name and power, to declare a state of emergency in Dominica, and use his power to dissolve the house, install an interim government and call an election within 30 days without the likes of Dr. Thompson Fontain, Roosevelt Skerrit, and Ambrose George participating.

    • Ba Yo Bwa
      February 17, 2014

      “State of emergency?” On what basis. You can not be living on island. You see Dominica in crisis? The only thing we have is a crisis of commonsense and basic comprehension. And these no amount of political hijacking of Constitutional rule by any president can fix.

    • Anonymous
      February 18, 2014

      why would anyone take you seriously? You are mixing apples and oranges. Please remember that Fontaine is the one on trial here.

  98. Channel 1
    February 17, 2014

    Ah Roosevelt, each week, you becoming more and more confused eh.

    Aye Roosevelt, we would like to see the MOU you signed with China….

  99. MAMIE
    February 17, 2014

    Thompson should present his bank statements to remove all doubt once and for all that the money was not appropriated. Roosevelt should also present his to remove all doubt that his statement reflect what his legal income is- but all in all Roosevelt in in no position, certainly not moral or ethical to ask Thompson to make this declaration. Thompson served unpaid as a volunteer on DAAS-Roosevelt was elected and serviced this country in the capacity of minister. He is the once accountable to the public

    • Roseau
      February 17, 2014

      You are being ridiculous! You never questioned the wealth that DLP ministers have gathered over the short years and now you want to ask about a private matter?
      You most choose your priorities and ask the tough questions to the elected officials.
      How can a simple salary in Da pay for 3 houses and hotels?

      • Ba Yo Bwa
        February 17, 2014

        For your information, the DAAS was/is not a “private” institution. Google it online and you will find that it was or is a public entity, so sanctioned under the corporation laws of the United States. Under these laws, any doings pertaining to or on behalf of the DAAS satisfies the expectations for public scrutiny. What Fontaine is alleged to have done squarely meets the criteria for open analysis and debate.

        Do your homework and then come and talk. And do not allow partisanship to color your judgment.

  100. Stuppppezzz
    February 17, 2014

    Mr PM, is not that I want to hear about again – that all over the news paper… we pick it up… time to move on to something else now.

    DLP just like to drag on things, when one thing come out ‘every single member of dlp have to repeat the same thing over and over and over! From the misquoting of Lennox’s “more greedy benefiting that needy’, to’latrine eradication is the best idea of dlp in the last decade and how unfortunate it is that people laughing at that idea’ to this now… 27,000? boss that dealt with already. Now man up like fountain and attempt to clear your name in the villas, bin bobol, 2.6 million, mano case and all the other things your name calling in.

    Get a new topic man.. like Sustainable economic development which will alleviate the poorer members of our society.. or MR Gon Emmauel’s case or even better, talk about the justice that was delivered for the victims of the Rape attack (the little innocent child that was on vacation with her family)..

    • Anonymous
      February 17, 2014

      Meanwhile, we still hearing about bin bobol. Not so fast. We need answers.

      • observer
        February 17, 2014

        You got answer from Dr. Fontaine and Dr. Clayton. Didn’t you? Didn’t get the answer you perceived? Did we get answers from Skerrit about all these allegations?

  101. February 17, 2014

    Okay Mr.Prime Minister, the voters would like you guys to have a live debate on that issue and other issues face to face and challenge him on that so the people will have an idea on that issue, I guess he’ll challenge you as well, we eager to know the facts,

  102. Interested
    February 17, 2014

    P.M. with all due respect, you are blowing hot air. The DAAS’s president has accounted for what happened to the funds during Fontaine’s term satisfactorily. You need to have a solid issue when you make your comments or you risk seeming petty, like now. Furthermore, while Fontaine has never ran for public office and since he has not yet registered to run for elections, he is not liable to explain his actions (except on his own choice) in the way you are expected to. And as such, Linton has point in asking you to clear the air on all those alleged misappropriations. You’re in the leadership seat and you’re the one expected to be the most responsible and you have continued to deny the people clear explanations on important questions. So I find it most disturbing that in this circumstances for you to be the one calling on anyone to be transparent. Lead by example, sir.

    • Anonymous
      February 17, 2014

      And he left more questions than answers. He contradicted himself over and over

  103. ummmm
    February 17, 2014

    I find that Thompson case getting attention form DLP eh! $27,000.00 and you all all over the place – that was money from a company, that as far as I am concerned is of less priority than the 2. something million the PM’s minion has been accused of sharing on his behalf… why didn’t anyone of the dlp members make a statement on that case? surely 2.something million of allegedly public’s money is more deserving of clarification than 27,000 (which has already been explained and given that there is no evidence to suggest any misappropriation took place, all of it was handed back – this as far as I am concerned is a done deal.

  104. PetProjects
    February 17, 2014

    Look who calling on ppl to make all transaction record public “Skerrit” hhahahahahahahahah, The most tainted Controversial Prime Minister in D/ca history……But wa is it with this Madman from Vielle Case, “PM U yet to make the full MOU with China Public”!! ….

    Skerrrrriiittttt I want see that so called University Degree you claim to have in English & Psychology…..

  105. February 17, 2014

    Waw then dlp have guts we still waiting on the petro carib report from regi or the pm its more important that privite organizations and it ivoles millions come on pm we need to know please

  106. Moin
    February 17, 2014

    Skerrit, as far as I can remember, thee last time a news reporter ask you about where you got your money you said that Dominicans must “Go to Hell” and it’s not of their damn business. But it’s a good thing Dr. fountain is an Honorable man or he would tell you “Go to ^ Hell in a hand basket.

    • warrington
      February 17, 2014

      :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  107. Forkit
    February 17, 2014

    this is the most absurd statement I heard coming from a prime minister who have so many issues regarding corruption allegations and actual corrupt practices which have be uncovered like bin bobol, land sale tax reapoff, sales of diplomatic passports and the list goes on and on.

  108. warrington
    February 17, 2014

    PM you asking so many questions to one little thing de peoples not intrested in, but ONE question we asked you to what we are intrested in. What was your response? TO HELL with us its not our DAMN bizz. so y is DR.F your damn bizz?

    • Anonymous
      February 17, 2014

      Uwp and their supporters not interested. We are.

  109. help
    February 17, 2014

    boy Serrit you have guts wee!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
    “everything is upside-down,inside out,bact-to front”

  110. copawayzor
    February 17, 2014

    skerrit where french passport. boy behave urself ehhhhh

    • Straight Talk
      February 17, 2014

      That’s the same thing I was thinking. Why did he not submit his passport when there were questions regarding his citizenship?
      Is that the level of double standards our politicians display?

      God help us.

      • Anonymous
        February 18, 2014

        He won the case. this is when you move on.

  111. marksman
    February 17, 2014

    …cheap shot… 8)

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