Police prevent Linton from entering Parliament building

A police officer shuts the gate as Linton was told to leave the compound

The police have prevented Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, from entering the parliament building on Tuesday morning.

According to Linton, he wanted to take some papers from his office as Leader of the Opposition which is located in the Parliament building, for a meeting with Electoral Commission consultants from the Commonwealth Secretariat who are visiting Dominica.

He was already on the compound when he was told by police officers, dressed in military clothing, to leave.

After an exchange with one of the officers, Linton exited the compound.

“That is what we are being reduced to today in Dominica,” Linton said on a Facebook live broadcast.

He stated this is one of the reasons why Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit must resign.

“You understand why Skerrit must go,” he stated. “Skerrit must absolutely go because of this nonsensical behavior in a democracy. You have people standing up in the parliament building, in the compound telling the Leader of the Opposition he has no right in the compound of the Parliament, he must leave.”

Meanwhile, a small group of protesters stood outside the Parliament and state-owned DBS Radio with signs saying “Skerrit must go.”

DNO understands that they wanted to stage a protest outside the Financial Center in Roseau but the area was blocked off by the police.

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203 Comments

  1. The Snipper
    April 13, 2017

    Talk about level of ignorance! Every country has a system, rules and guidance. When did you ever heard of House of Parliament use as a residential or Office. The people who suppose to know better made the fool of themselves and yet has followers. Plenty of smart people on the Island now. Who is Skerrit. He can either be addressed as PM OR MR. Skerrit. Lack of home training have you all stressed out. I am hoping very soon you will contribute to comment on news on line.$20.00 per person

  2. KID ON THE BLOCK
    April 12, 2017

    Hear the hypocrite,” Doh touch me! Doh touch me! Doh touch me! De MAN alone that fighting with himself. Up till now he has not shown who was touching him but to make Matt believe, he was ragging and shouting… Doh touch me! Doh touch me! Doh touch me! Knowing this man you think if anyone touched that man at that moment you think is that he would be shouting? Maybe the House of Parliament yard paved. Thank God No stones or Zip bottles.

  3. Tony
    April 12, 2017

    Hello and good afternoon my people. First I would like to know why are our Officers in military uniform and guarding our Parliament . Now Mr Linton is an elected Official and the leader of the opposition party but regardless of his position any elected Official should be allowed to go to their office. The soldier should have escorted him to his office and This kind of behavior isn’t good for a Democratic society.

    • Powerful mind
      April 13, 2017

      I hope u will represent him in the FEDERAL COURT? Pleas publish me.

  4. NKRUMAH KWAME
    April 12, 2017

    Evil deeds are hatched and flourish in darkness. Curtailing the flow and the application of information is a form of manoeuvring that aims to blur and mislead. Suspicions and speculations are expected when forthwright clarifications are not forthcoming.
    HOTEP!

  5. Rasta for a while
    April 12, 2017

    Come on Mrs linton Election is long gone and it was proven that you will never be pm. Why are you still campaigning like election is next week? Are you that hungry for power? Why are you causing political unrest in our country? Why would you go to parliament building with others when parliament has been adjourned ? Were you the one who put Honorable Skerrit in office for you to ask him to leave?

    • April 12, 2017

      Why don’t you face reality do you remember when Donald Trump got elected it’s not yet 100 days and in the USA they are calling for impeachment because he’s causing more problems than solving them so would you say that shouldn’t happen some people even predict it want be to long, So ask yourself why don’t you believe that Dominicans as well as the Opposition leader don’t have the right to ask the PM to step down knowing all what is happening to Dominica, why a you offended by that thought is poverty more healthier .

    • April 12, 2017

      Why don\’t you face reality do you remember when Donald Trump got elected it\’s not yet 100 days and in the USA they are calling for impeachment because he\’s causing more problems than solving them so would you say that shouldn\’t happen some people even predict it want be to long, So ask yourself why don\’t you believe that Dominicans as well as the Opposition leader don\’t have the right to ask the PM to step down knowing all what is happening to Dominica, why a you offended by that thought is poverty more healthier .

  6. Doc. Love
    April 12, 2017

    Skeritt and his laborites once said no one in the world know of Lennox Linton, right now they are making sure the world knows who he is. It would appear since the CBS 2.5 second interview, Linton has been become more popular then the Prime Minister as far as the world media is concerned.

    • My 2 Cents
      April 12, 2017

      I don’t know about Lennox popular. I think it’s more like he is just creating negative attention for himself you mean and letting the world know he is a nuisance like we already know him as here in Dominica.

    • UDOHREADYET
      April 12, 2017

      Apparently to you and the like its a popularity contest at the expense of the country’s future.

  7. MR. PROLIFIC
    April 12, 2017

    This is not news on line ! This place is a gossip coloum.Everybody want to blame each other. Easiest example. You work in an office and something pop up you think the manager should know about it so you tell him. Police at the gate and a member of Parliament want access, the police will contact his superiors and they will advise him what to do. Big fuss over nothing. Mr. Lin is trying to distract the Police, like some one who wants to secure an ALIBI. Put your country before people.

  8. snowell
    April 12, 2017

    Having read all the above comments I can only feel sorry for all Dominican. On both sides you are all sick. lets take away politics do you guys mean to tell me that for the sake of a politics have you got it in your hearts to see your fellow neighbours fall?.
    Please when you digging a hole for some one else dig one for yourself you might fall in before them.
    Pray for Dominica and the government for changes and that includes the opposition. God does not help those with evil minds .

  9. Papa Dom
    April 12, 2017

    Another set of dotish comments by those skerritt supporters. If Linton is only supposed to visit the building when parliament is in session why then is official correspondence being addressed to him at that office.

  10. Let The Truth Be Told - Original
    April 11, 2017

    Lennox tried to enter Parliament Building while a protest was planned, to be held outside the Financial Center?
    Does this not appear to be suspicious? Lennox knew why he wanted to enter Parliament. He had an ulterior motive why he went there in the first place and wanted to enter the building.
    Lennox should be banned from Parliament Building.
    Did he ever apologize to the Speaker of the House and other members of Parliament including the Prime Minister?

  11. Joshua for P M #2
    April 11, 2017

    The opposition just have to gladly take their blows,because they do not take time off to meet resource persons to plan their actions prior to exposing a few members in harms way;, Q95 alone cannot do it, we have an ideal opportunity where the police is on a split position why not utilize the opportunity that presents itself. time for skerro to go, but time to display maturity sensibility, and responsibility.

  12. 000 percent
    April 11, 2017

    Police, you can disobey orders that are politically motivated. You did not have the authority to prevent Mr Linton form entering his office. Mr Linton has outsmarted you again.

    • Danziger
      April 12, 2017

      Linton think he boss over ppl put him OUT I say.

    • indira Ghandi
      April 12, 2017

      This this place seem to be getting from worse to worst.
      Too much nonsense going on
      Does the country belong to Skerrit?
      Does the Parliarment building belong to Skerrit?
      How much longer???
      Not much longer…
      Mr Linton, continue to pray and sing you theme song:
      YOU RAISE ME UP SO I CAN CLIMB ON MOUNTAIN.
      God will raise you up in due time.

  13. THE NANNY
    April 11, 2017

    Prime minister linton? NEVER!!!

  14. mine
    April 11, 2017

    HE is a desperate man seeing Lennox on this video he will do something real bad.

  15. jamma
    April 11, 2017

    The government is politically fearful of the leader of the opposition party,therefore is engage in trying to stifle democracy,however they are giving the opposition the upper hand .

  16. Let The Truth Be Told - Original
    April 11, 2017

    The type of person Linton is, his attitude in Parliament, the meetings/protests and the violence which occurred that night in February, it should be concluded that he cannot be trusted.
    One should ask, what was he really up to? Who knows what he had on him? He should have been searched prior to prohibiting him from entering Parliament.
    Linton has made a bad reputation for himself.

    • %
      April 11, 2017

      When will you stop your idiocy? Are you referring to the coup on February 7th which the stalled truck with speakers attempted on Skerrits government?. Your accomplished idiot….What I want to hear is Why was criminal MONFARED being shielded from the Iranian authorities while hiding at Morne Daniel…Those who were shielding him are criminals too….Did you, an accomplished numskull comment on this?. What about criminal NGLapseng? And Corallo? and Madueke? Try as hard as you can, this will not go away. Linton is as innocent as a lamb in the scheme of things…..You cannot compare him with the criminals that you grovel to.
      SKERRIT MUST GO !!
      SKERRIT MUST GO!!!
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!!!

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        April 12, 2017

        %%, Of course! Skerrit must go for another 20 YEARS.

    • Joshua for P M #2
      April 11, 2017

      clearly you are spreading and propagating hatred, this is the office of the leader of the opposition,this is not police compound, labour party compound or skerro property or his compound, this is the mans legitimate and rightful place and i like him should take note of the officer concerned and challenge the officer at the courts.

    • April 12, 2017

      Garcon go and sleep

  17. April 11, 2017

    Mr Linton stop exposing yourself just to give the media news. you too like a show man. Mr Linton knows when to do this nonsence just to go on Q95 to broadcast. what a leader. what an expected prime minister. And no one touch you, you making a video.

    Mr Linton as a Big man stop that papishow. Stop!

  18. jamma
    April 11, 2017

    The leader of the opposition should be able to to to his office.If he was going to the parliament chambers when there is no parliament in session.Parliament floor should be locked,not in session,unless permission is given

    • April 12, 2017

      When i read comments like this it is really making me feel sorry for duminicans like u.you will one day thsnk the likes of lennox for saving u from what is coming and planned for Dominica dummy.

  19. JOJOWELL
    April 11, 2017

    BONDJAY!!!
    Look Linton MOON climbing up. He make a video talking to himself ”””” Doe not to no no not to touch me.
    Daddy Benji of TRIPLE kay Make a song on dat.
    Guts Linton have like that…TITIWEE he folowin?

  20. Tj
    April 11, 2017

    Does I matter what !r. Linton wanted from his office? Logg him in and out, you guards know him behave as the sensible Dominicans you. Skeritt will not the P?M for life.

    • NUWPl
      April 11, 2017

      Girl y u so stupid? He had an appointment dre nah? A a. So toot fuh. D man chemaying we. Papamet. Look embarrassment we in day workers lol

    • April 12, 2017

      Dominicans deserve to be where they are today. Now all the officer had to do is ask Linton to wait while he checks with the commander in charge, then escort him to his office he takes whatever then escort him back out the end. But look at how things turned out and you believe he shouldn’t take picture, by the way do you know that mostly all cells phones takes pictures and videos
      Are Dominicans celebrating holly week of that doesn’t mean a hill of beans any more.

  21. T
    April 11, 2017

    Does I matter what !r. Linton wanted from his office? Logg him in and out, you guards know him behave as the sensible Dominicans you. Skeritt will not the P?M for life.

  22. South City to de bone
    April 11, 2017

    Yo faire bien!

  23. Karessa
    April 11, 2017

    Just now that police there going to be inspector :-D

  24. dissident
    April 11, 2017

    Obviously skerrit isn’t doing this to attract more support for DLP!
    If dat officer was my father I would hide my face in shame.
    Skerrit is on a down slide.
    When one sells one’s soul for power de end is self destruction.
    Humpty dumpty sat on a wall high up…….one day he fell flat on his face and no police could save him!!!!!!

    • DION
      April 11, 2017

      stop taking what is allu own and give it to people. I send it right back to you.

    • Rasta for a while
      April 12, 2017

      Haha you must hide your face your parents been hiding it since you born.

  25. April 11, 2017

    I thought de pm say too much politics in de country
    So is lie he lieing man look none sense in D/A

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      April 11, 2017

      You are being kept on your toes. Excitement in Dominica. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  26. South City to de bone
    April 11, 2017

    This man must be loosing it. That is desperation at its highest level. This just isn’t health opposition. At normal seating of Parliament he walks out; sometimes boycotts. He has never performed his duties as a legitimate opposition leader. Today he walks into Parliament building, with no activity concerning him and he expects to get in? Nothing this man tries ever work. Ah magway sa. Ti garcon sa la sot. Lennox no body would touch you; you getting too much blows already, blows like old clothes. Where would you pass, with Englebert? Ou paka vwe couman homme sa la ca sam Skerrit? Will and come again. Another failed strategy. The psychologist burst them again.

  27. KID ON THE BLOCK
    April 11, 2017

    Yes! That is DESPERATION!

  28. Washington D.C
    April 11, 2017

    Lets get to the facts. Why would the police officers refuse you from getting your papers. Something isn’t adding up there. And then, why all that showdown you making?? Rossie & Mike was in opposition too, and they never act the way you acting. You’re acting like you want to go into that office of PM now or never. You movement showing you out for blood. The road he taking, its not looking pretty for him. Take the fight to the people and convince them like a real leader why you need to be there. I think you can do better than that, humble yourself.

    • SALISBURY
      April 11, 2017

      Edison James, Roosevelt Douglas, Pierre Charles and Dame Eugina Charles were Prime Ministers as well and they did not behave like this Prime Mistake called Skerrit.

    • DION
      April 11, 2017

      why would he video himself. Has he done so before in parliament compound? This is a propaganda stunt.

  29. Monkey Hill
    April 11, 2017

    So why wasn’t you oppposition leader not escorted by an officer to his Office?

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      April 11, 2017

      It sounds fishy that Lennox wanted to gain entrance to Parliament buildings. The police did right not to take a chance on this one, at that time.

      • DION
        April 11, 2017

        Is that the same person who made reference to the fire in that same building? hmmmm

  30. The Eel
    April 11, 2017

    As you can see Mr. Lin is up to mischief. His part of the deal is to get the police away from the scene but, look it ! Blackmore got him covered and is going to catch him with his hands in the soup. He cannot be doing this alone, he is being used.

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      April 11, 2017

      I had stated, “Let us see what next Linton will try.” This is one of it. Thank God the police was quick to prevent him from entering. Who knows what would have occurred next?
      Linton had a plan and it was not a good one. If Linton was allowed in, once he got in, consider how many others would storm Parliament Building, destroy it and take over the government, giving Linton the leeway to oust the government and hold all Dominicans captive.
      Dominicans would be in shock, in tears and wailing. There would be unrest in the land which would create civil disturbance. Lennox activities must be closely monitored.

  31. My 2 Cents
    April 11, 2017

    Yes I. Lennox should take that performance to Hollywood. I was going by Dowasco to pay my bill and I saw the joker making his video. Will the man shouting do not touch me, do not touch me, NO one was around the man or even near him nuh. lol I even there sayig the man going mad. But when I saw it online I realize why he made the video and the really reason behind his acting performance. You notice in the video while he shouting don’t touch him, he not showing no one but himself. Know the kind of person Lennox is he would be to happy if someone was really there to show that person.

    • %
      April 11, 2017

      Dont think that he is going mad at all!!!..Think that he is the most level headed man on island ..On the contrary those who are hobnobbing with criminals like NG Lapseng,MonfaRed, Madueke and the other global criminals,I REALLY THINK SUCH people are mad..Dont you?
      SKERRIT MUST GO
      SKERRIT MUST GO,
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!!!

      • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
        April 11, 2017

        You’re standing by your man? You are in on his plans? Be careful. Watch your words.

      • April 12, 2017

        True i agree

    • UDOHREADYET
      April 11, 2017

      good one !

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      April 11, 2017

      Desperation and madness will cause some people to concoct a plan and carry it through, if given the opportunity.
      Yes! Maybe Lennox should go to Hollywood and sign up as an actor. He is determined to bring down the government, Dominica and nationals.

      • intelligence
        April 12, 2017

        best comment i have read for months

  32. MR. PROLIFIC
    April 11, 2017

    Let us not jump to conclusion. No one occupy House of Parliament as an office. Whilst the House is in progress every member has a desk and table and not an office. At the end of cession every member collect their belongings and leave. what Mr. Linton does not know is ,not every person who follow him are UWP SO , MESSAGES REACH THE OTHER PARTY.Shameless had enough no look it.

    • King Skerritt
      April 11, 2017

      Actually yes– that is where UWP Parliamentary OFFICE is located. When they asked to be relocated to the Financial Center– their request was denied.

  33. April 11, 2017

    The level of stupidity in Dominica is getting worst every day, An elected member of parliament is bared from entering his office and here are we making all kind of stupid comments to justify that. It seems like the more educated we say we are the more stupid we sound, or maybe we just dont care anymore about Dominica and our democracy

    • B E B
      April 11, 2017

      I never knew that Linton had an office at the Parliament Building. I know that all parliamentarians go to the House of Assemble, does what ever transactions they have to do, then leaves with all of their documents in their briefcase. I will have to meet him and ask him to show me his office there.

      If he was behaving himself as a parliamentarian and Leader of the Opposition, why should a police officer ask him to move from the compound?

      • B E B
        April 11, 2017

        Another thing again, Skerrit was never around at the time, for Linton to be saying, that is the reason for Skerrit must go, where was Skerrit at the time?

      • King Skerritt
        April 11, 2017

        If you didn’t know– then you need to inform yourself how your things are working in your country. That IS where his office is located. He was asked to leave because these toy police officers are putting party before country!! They serve Skerritt and not the people of Dca. Sad state of affairs.

      • NKRUMAH KWAME
        April 12, 2017

        So DEB, now you know.
        HOTEP!

      • Jonathan St jean
        April 12, 2017

        [email protected],you make it sound like if you don’t know of something then there is no way in hell that it can be so.The problem is your lack of educating yourself about the things you don’t know about.Time for some humility DEB

  34. YungMusician
    April 11, 2017

    Linton !! That’s why he won’t ever be PM. You bring your protest next to the parliament, tried to enter, then you would go on to say that the police are denying people access to you as opposition leader, when a few of them would try to enter the compound to go to your office. Then you talking about you were going to collect papers to meet commission. You would have had those papers days before, don’t try that.

  35. Papa Dom
    April 11, 2017

    I know that I wouldn’t have left. It is time there was real protest in Dominica to show this toy police commissioner and his boyish political director what people power is all about

    • Dumb
      April 11, 2017

      Which people?

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      April 11, 2017

      If Linton was allowed, you would not mind some bloodshed and whatever else would ensue? It seems you love such excitement. Where is your patriotism?

    • Be Good
      April 12, 2017

      you all looking for people

  36. Concerned
    April 11, 2017

    Dominicans need to ask skerrit about monfarred and stop asking linton questions. the protest was not a protest by the opposition party, the opposition party did not bring the people by DBS to protest, good citizens of dominica had enough enough of skerrit……the diplomatic passport issue that’s what is important right now in Dominica …MONFARRED MONFARRED MONFARRED AND ALL THE REST

  37. So Help Us God
    April 11, 2017

    To Hon Lennox Linton I say: “Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.”

    To Roosevelt Skerrit and his gang I say: For you shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

    To the true petriots: “Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.” “Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

  38. DSC Alumni
    April 11, 2017

    Well since Skerrit want to talk about party politics, I expect that officer be dismissed and charged by the end of the week. Nevermind, he is a blasted liar.

  39. jj
    April 11, 2017

    what change …. You all acting like the whole country want change , uwp pple that want change ok so take a chill pill and wait for elections with you all skerrit must go.where all you sending him .he was put there by us .so he will leave by our doing pass zort , zor too sort ..

  40. dady b
    April 11, 2017

    I am one with a forsite when i say somthing it comes not that i want it to but it dose

  41. April 11, 2017

    Linton is beginning to scare me, now. Dude, calm d own! It seems you losing your mind? You and Roosevelt are at each other throats, yet you expect his security/henchmen to allow you access? But I find you acting dangerous? Could you NOT find another person to drop off the papers? Did you HAVE to physically go there YOURSELF? Allu too like trouble; take what you get. 8-O

    • King Skerritt
      April 11, 2017

      Was Skerrit at the Parliamentary compound this morning? What honest justification can there be to prevent Lennox from entering his own office— in an empty compound?

  42. Dotish
    April 11, 2017

    Getting ready to read and laugh at all the dotish comments from the labarats.

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      April 11, 2017

      And your name is not Dotish for nothing. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

    • My 2 Cents
      April 12, 2017

      The only dotish people it have in Dominica is workers and their supporters.

  43. RoseauBlues
    April 11, 2017

    Linton has erred again. The issues are relevant but the tactics are awfully poor. We have become the laughing stock of Caribbean opposition politics . I am beginning to think of JOSH : The Roseau South MP as the best alternative to PM Skerrit in UWP.
    LENNOX MUST surrender to JOSHUA else 5 more years under Labor.

    • Idiot do you know the meaning of the word err, or erred?

      Your comment is so stupid if you have any shame you would run out and hang your stupid idiotic behind you stupid pedophile!

      How can a person error by attempting to go into his office to retrieve something which belongs to him?

      I do not believe Lennox have a personal set of keys for the parliament building, hence he went there when the building was not occupied, and deserted, he did not attempted to break in, he I imagine intended to enter by the front door legally, in the presence of police; so tell me where and how he erred.

      If I did not drop the word erred on here you would not be clamoring in it, and do not even know how to use the word!

  44. Demonstrator
    April 11, 2017

    It will take a supreme being to tell me that Mr. Lintin did nit know of the ongoing protest and that he was in the vicinity of Parluament Building to offer hs support to his supporters who were chanting Skerrit must go. I wonder ( my assumption) whether he had plans to meet with thw protestors inside his office. Whether he had plans to invite the “Skerrit must go” protester to meet with him inside the building. You mean Lennox important documentation in an office the State has full access to?

  45. EN BA LA
    April 11, 2017

    Dno the police officers photo take that down. You need to be responsible.
    The police officer not because I recognize him he is working given and following orders.
    Keep the photos inline with your story.

    • AP
      April 11, 2017

      They not feeling hot they look totally ridiculous in those outfits!!

  46. NO LINTON
    April 11, 2017

    Best we make JOSHUA our new leader because Linton lacks the proper temperament . We will surely lose with Lennox.

  47. Skerrit words are still on DNO where he pretended to complain about “party politics.”

    I introduce you now Roosevelt to a more appropriate word which is “partisan politics.” In any event we see partisan politics on display, when the goons enforcing your system of partisan politics when they prevented Lennox from entering his office.

    Lennox is an elected member of the opposition, hence the parliament also, and the building where it is assume he has an office; if the assumption is correct, the man at least have the right to go into his office to conduct any type of business which pertains to governance of the country, or even to retrieve a document with information needed to substantiate or support a verbal conversation.

    The Goons dressed like clowns without the red ornament on their noses had no right to obstruct Lennox entrance to any office assigned to him!

  48. JOSHUA 4 LEADER
    April 11, 2017

    Dear UWPITES

    This conduct is pathetic and brings our TEAM Dominica into serious disrepute. I am unimpressed with your confrontational Tivoli ”WHITE SHIRTS” TRUMPLIKE style of leadership . Many of us true objective Blues are disturbed at this hostile gangster approach to politics . You have to re-strategise and think as JOSHUA to bring moderate Labour people on board.

    You dont seem to be Prime Ministerial material . I believe that the young dynamic FRANCIS is best able to get us into office. He is bright and to a lesser extent more popularly loved than you LENNY. You act without thinking and your confrontational stance isnt working at all. No DLP folks are joining us and FREEDOM PARTY is insignificant . Concerned Citizens is Blue in disguised . LENNY you must CLEAR THE WAY FOR SIKIWEE he will pave the way to victory because he is for all-ah-we.

    These well intended protests are poorly planned , badly executed , impactless and demotivational. Same ole same ole fail…

  49. zeebee charles
    April 11, 2017

    he has no right on the compound.period parliament is not in session what is linton hidden agenda it will not work ok

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      April 11, 2017

      His action is scary. What will he plan next?

  50. Watching
    April 11, 2017

    As an aspiring leader of this country, Linton must be more responsible in his bebavior and judgement. While your party supporters are demonstrating outside of parliament, obviously there will be police presence to maintain safety and security, you as the LEADER for the protestors want to access the Parliament building?

    • April 12, 2017

      I agree wholeheartedly. His behavior has me on the fence. I am lost as to which one of them to trust. those boys are aggressive ad childish. Neither deserves to be PM,.

  51. hm
    April 11, 2017

    Something new everyday to bray about…. blah, blah,blah, blah.. :roll:

  52. Barrack
    April 11, 2017

    Why is this happening during Holy Week? It is shameful to say the least. I applaud the police…no protest ..no meetings .. no politics during this Holy Week.

    The politicians need to take some time to reflect.

    Shame on all the politicians in Dominica.

  53. Jonathan St jean
    April 11, 2017

    Skerritt is the one who said too much politics in Dominica and the next day this happens.I’m not at all surprised because I see a bigger meaning to his words.Skerritt wants an African style run country where the leader does what he wants,stays in power as long as he feels like,jails his opponents or disappear them.The results are backwardness and,poverty.Look at Mugabe.We will never tolerate that in Dominica Skerritt.Then why do police have to be dressed in military uniforms,is this a hostile, militaristic situation or a law enforcement exercise.Skerritt is delusional and high on power but full of nonsense,he has been a failure for the country and a laughing matter for the rest of the world and the region.It’s time for him to go so Dominica can once again take it’s rightfully place among serious, democratic and peace loving countries.

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      April 11, 2017

      This is only your opinion which does not matter. As a non-supporter it is all in your mind. If you have any sense you should know not all D/cans agree with you.

    • Be Good
      April 12, 2017

      no linton is the one who wants have Dominica like those African style run country

    • St joe massive
      April 12, 2017

      St jean I know u don’t like our pm but not everything linton does u have to agree with him where on earth linton has his office in the house of p come on man when it black say it black. The last time we had house we last year so it only now he want his paper

      IN LINTON WE RUST
      LINTON OUT

  54. Pioneer
    April 11, 2017

    If the guy has an office in there then he should be allowed to access his office, unless the law states that he can access his office only when parliament is in session.
    How come every little incident all you running for police in camouflage like that suppose to intimidate people nah?
    I am not supporting any political party in Dominica but there are a few questions that the government HAVE to answer and until these questions are satisfactorily answered the people should keep the fire blazing.
    The issues currently facing Dominica especially in the outside world is too important for us to be playing party politics…

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      April 11, 2017

      You are not referring to a store or a private office. You are referring to Parliament building. This is totally different.
      You are the ones making a mountain out of a molehill and making Dominica into what it is not.
      What was so important that Lennox felt he had to go to Parliament to retrieve some papers? Anyone would be suspicious of his motives. You cannot see through Lennox.

  55. April 11, 2017

    did you have you pass sir if not go home get your pass “

  56. follow the crumbs
    April 11, 2017

    lock the gate, lock the damn gate!

    • truth ,no lie
      April 11, 2017

      you saying to ,Lock the gate, But I hope when the gate will be locked on you,You wont call on lennox to open it for you?, remember, be careful what you wish for,Every pig have it’s saturday

      • April 12, 2017

        How can the gate be locked on him/her? This is not a politician. They should lock the damn gate for true. Linton looks like he could do will so well needed, sleep.

  57. Dorothy John Baptiste
    April 11, 2017

    The ignorance of some Dominicans is LAMENTABLE!!!!! Some Dominicans are a dictator’s dream. OMG!!

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      April 11, 2017

      Prior to responding to your comment, who Dominicans you referred to? Make yourself explicit.

    • Be Good
      April 12, 2017

      dictator’s right in front of you he want power with no vote think of it OMG!

  58. Just Passing Through
    April 11, 2017

    I was mislead by the DNO headline. It made me believe that Parliament was in Session and the Leader of the Opposition was not allowed to enter. I expected to read on DNO that Madame Speaker says he has to apologize before entering. Isn’t that still outstanding, that he cannot speak in there until he apologize?

    I didn’t realize there was a protest action taking place by the opposition. He actually would want to enter the parliament buildings then. I too would wonder why? Was he planning to bring the protest action in there?

    • FORKIT
      April 11, 2017

      the opposition was not protesting, it was a different group called patriots…

      • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
        April 11, 2017

        Under the banner of patriots? Do they not support UWP and Lennox? This is grounds for suspicion.

    • Not a herd follower
      April 11, 2017

      The article does explain why he wanted to enter the building. His office is there, and it is not the first time he is entering his office when the Parliament is not meeting. It seems you do not understand what you read.

    • Mac Vibes
      April 11, 2017

      Sometimes it’s better to stay silent than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

    • My 2 Cents
      April 11, 2017

      It’s So nice to see at least a few people can have some sensible comments. And you are right DNO is always misleading and obviously bias for UWP

    • April 11, 2017

      You are just as dam mad there were people who decided to be standing up for there Island as individuals, the Opposition Party or UWP was not having a protest action in place, so why don’t you get the facts correct before posting comments, so stop your scrap just passing through.
      The ignorance that is perminating in Dominica is unbelieveable I didn’t know I would have to agree that my people are so far gone when it comes to right and wrong..

      • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
        April 11, 2017

        You assume they are ignorant and far gone because they do not support UWP? I wonder who is more ignorant and far gone than whom?

  59. Phoenix
    April 11, 2017

    DNO, with all due respect, this is a bit of irresponsible reporting again. The story gave NO indication why Mr. Linton was ejected, If he had rights to be at Parliament today or any other day while it’s not in session, Are the police authorized to be on site?, Is Linton’s Parliamentary office to be utilized 24/7/365 by him or are there specific rules and regulations when it may be used and accessed? Were the police alerted of any intended action prior to Linton’s visit to Parliament today? Isn’t it convenient that protesters just all of a sudden showed up in these two locations today?
    In absence of answers to these questions and many more, which a discerning public may ask and need to know, this headline and story do nothing than stir up the passions of an already polarized nation. DNO you need to be responsible because reading this i get the impression that Linton is being victimized for a reason not even you, DNO, know or have published.

    • April 11, 2017

      Stay away from DNO then.Use inference to figure out the rest.Authors don’t tell you everything. Do they?Thats where his office is.Where does he have to go to your house,e sot.I don’t understand some of you. Do you want DNO to tell you what they don’t know.

      • Phoenix
        April 11, 2017

        Your comment just proves a point I’ve always made, that most people who support the opposition cannot have a reasonable conversation. You’re always quick to insult and denigrate when you have no defense or can’t support your argument.
        Please read and understand the rules before you seek to call me a “sot”. For your information the opposition leader has no office in parliament, except a designated space/room where he and his colleagues operate from during breaks and private consultations, during an active sitting of the house. Moreover no member can access the house at any time he/she feels and must get explicit permission to do so especially during off-session periods. And that’s the LAW!

    • April 11, 2017

      Only in Dominica those nonsense happens but there is a man above and he sees all things and judgement will come to all of those who cast the first stone, in the mean time I would suggest to all of you go and see the movie “Moses ” which is appropriate and open your mind and learn.

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      April 11, 2017

      DNO reports the news as far as it is told. At a later time, there should be further explanation of this situation of what occurred and why it occurred. You must be patient and await for the rest of the information.
      Generally the Media only give a brief version. When they are further informed, they will elaborate more on the story. This is the way it works with the Media in general.

  60. Thug life
    April 11, 2017

    Linton your heart is in the right place, but let’s face it, you are to thuggish to be the Prime Minister!!!

    • FORKIT
      April 11, 2017

      if skerrit not a thug and dont feel you are qualified to call anyone a thug

    • LifeandDeath
      April 11, 2017

      U’all prefer a Mafia PM right…lol..Jeezus!!

    • Papa Dom
      April 11, 2017

      Thuggish? Go and ask your so called president about being a thug and thuggish behaviour. This is the same building where they almost killed Mr Chambers, where saverin took Zaboca to disrespect the mace.

    • concern citizen
      April 11, 2017

      Dear Mr. Thug,
      Thanks for UR. comments, but with all due respect to U I am assuming that U don’t know the meaning of Thug
      (It is one of band of robbers and assassins), have U ever heard the honourable Linton name in any of these things, U said that Linton can’t be ….e …….r, but the one whom U look up to as the ….e …….r this is his name and that is the group he belongs to, U will remember the fire in St. Aromant on Christmas morning 2010 on the home of the 2 elderly Citizens, whose name that was mention, and where is the evidence pointing to, ask your self a question my friend before making those scoundrel statements

    • My 2 Cents
      April 11, 2017

      To illiterate also.

      • April 12, 2017

        You calling people illiterate, yet, you cannot decipher the difference between TOO and TO. Your comment above should read: TOO illiterate also. Nuff said.
        Deviwe lecole sackway sot.

    • %
      April 11, 2017

      Go buy a dictionary..He isnt a thug..He is a solid statesman.He has never sold passports.

      • Be Good
        April 12, 2017

        but he want come and sell it right

      • My 2 Cents
        April 12, 2017

        Uwp sold passports. And sold to many crooks. Why do you think we got blacklisted and have to get visa to go to Canada. % know what you try to talk about before you talk.

  61. Soldier boy
    April 11, 2017

    Linton how u can expect to walk into parliament any time you feel like without any prior formal request or in the abscence of a sitting of the house. Ou kopan ca say kai mamaw. You forget your papers? What I hearing dere na? All these buildings are secured for national security reasons. The officers are detailed to do there jobs in a professional manner for the safety of the state.

    • Tjebe fort
      April 11, 2017

      You thick head. Mr. Linton is a parliamentarian and the building is the House of Parliament, not so? He has as much right to be there as the P.M. . I really would like to know why the police barred him. Is he a security risk or does Skerrit believe that building is his alone? Man, Dominica turning more like Africa every day, corrupt , dictatorial and non-functioning and depending on handouts and I’m not proud of that at all..

    • April 11, 2017

      What are you saying that he is only allowed to go to his office when parliament is in session? REALLY

      • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
        April 11, 2017

        Why? Was he going to Parliament to work overtime? :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • truth ,no lie
      April 11, 2017

      My GOD , What a high level of ignorance, Soldier, I feel sorry for you,

      • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
        April 11, 2017

        He had a job to perform and did so effectively.
        What if he had allowed Linton to enter Parliament? Who gave Linton the permission to do so?
        It appears if he had allowed Linton to enter, he would have been the only one who gave Linton permission. Ask yourself. Did he have the authority to allow Linton into the building?
        He would have been in hot water for doing so especially if those “disguised so-called patriots” were really UWP supporters, posing as what they are not, protesting and were able to enter Parliament and create havoc there.
        The Police or, Soldier as you called him would have much to answer for and especially if all Hell broke loose in Parliament building, he, himself could have been killed.
        He is paid to do a job. If he allowed Linton to enter, he could have lost his job. He had every right to prevent Linton from entering the building.
        Read between the lines and utilize your common sense if you have any. Feel sorry for yourself.

    • concerned citizen
      April 11, 2017

      Linton had other intentions for the reason for turning up at the parliament building. Why all the protesters was there? Linton really need to do his job properly and stop bringing the country name to shame across the globe,

  62. Just Passing Through
    April 11, 2017

    I wonder about his description of how the police was dressed? Why the emphasis on that DNO? What does it matter? Aren’t some of them normally dress like that? If they were in their other police uniform would it make a difference that he was asked to leave if he had no business being there at that time?

    • Jon Jones
      April 11, 2017

      Is camoflage attire the usual uniform of a police force? What impression does such military attire bring?
      Is the Dominica police a military outfit or one to serve and protect the people? I do often wonder

      • My 2 Cents
        April 11, 2017

        Yes it is. Depending on what department of the police force you are in. You should know that.

  63. April 11, 2017

    Can never be too careful when it comes to the likes of Linton. Precaution is always better than cure.

    • Jon Jones
      April 11, 2017

      Precaution would have been a nice thing when handing out diplomatic passports.

      • My 2 Cents
        April 11, 2017

        Why didn’t you tell that to UWP when they were selling them to crooks and got us blacklisted and now have to get visas to go to Canada?

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      April 11, 2017

      You are so correct. I would not trust Linton with a ten-foot pole.

  64. April 11, 2017

    This smells of dishonesty, so you are going to get papers from your office and you are coming with protestors. Could Linton and his nonsensical supporters explain this rather strange phenomenon. It is sad that some people continue to fall for this garbage under the pretense of lack of democracy.

    • King Skerrit
      April 11, 2017

      Lies. Lennox was alone when he entered the compound. No one else was with him. The protest was planned to be held outside the Financial center. The police blocked them. So they went up outside DBS.

      • April 11, 2017

        The article stated that a small group of protestor was outside the Parliament. I never said that they entered the compound. So there was a planned protest, calling on Skeritt to step down. The police would be failing in their duty if they allowed Linton to access the Parliament building on a day that he planned to protest. Everyone can remember Linton telling his supporters. .” WE CAN DO WHAT WE WANT”

      • My 2 Cents
        April 11, 2017

        Protest for what again? You all like a case of diarrhea that wouldn’t go away. Why them miserable people wouldn’t go and find something constructive to do. So they want us to enter the Easter weekend.

      • google
        April 11, 2017

        Only 7 people were outside DBS. I mean really!!

    • %
      April 11, 2017

      You dont know the meaning of dishonesty..Squandering state resources is gross DISHONESTY…Going to his office is not..Go read and understand.He had no protestors with him.
      SKERRIT MUST GO!
      SKERRIT MUST GO!!
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!

    • vrai den
      April 11, 2017

      Did you see Linton come with protestors? He came down HIGH STREET, protestors were outside DBS on VICTORIA STREET, AND HE WAS ALONE. Did the police ask anyone else to leave?

  65. April 11, 2017

    The person in that live video had the look of a desperado, a marauder. Lennox, you weren’t checking for no papers, you had a hidden agenda.

    Good for the police for not letting up. They take a little leeway last time and all hell broke loose in Roseau.

    • King Skerrit
      April 11, 2017

      You’re just spewing DLP propoganda.

    • Jon Jones
      April 11, 2017

      Dear Roy
      Maybe you should take the blinkers off for a while and ask about the Panama Papers. While you are at it maybe the good police will tell you all about the guns in a barrel case that cant go anywhere because of who it would implicate

    • B E B
      April 11, 2017

      Where is this comment fitting ?

  66. grell
    April 11, 2017

    Skerrit days are numbered as ruler,this is not democracy and those who support it time will tell.Lennox has all his rights to enter the building.

    • My 2 Cents
      April 11, 2017

      Lennox father must of left it in his will for him.

  67. April 11, 2017

    If the police asked you to leave, and you want to act all high and mighty on it, you doe expect them to TELL you to get out? You too impossible tan!

  68. Daughter of the soil
    April 11, 2017

    Linton just like trouble chupes just wasted my time reading that foolishness

    • Cee Bee Eye
      April 11, 2017

      Am … the man has an OFFICE as LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION in the Parliament Building we :mrgreen:

    • Jon Jones
      April 11, 2017

      So Skerritt’s diplomatic passport crooks must be Linton fault? Grow up or do you have the mind of a child?

  69. Anansi
    April 11, 2017

    Highly nonsensical. At least provide Lennox with an escort or two inside the building into his office. You want to know what Dominica will look like soon? Take a cue from what is happening in Venezuela.

  70. Anthony Ismael
    April 11, 2017

    This is typical ruling party politics. I remember Patrick Roland John was notorious for holding long parliamentary sessions, while Dame Eugenia Charles was in opposition. His theorized that as a woman, she would not be able to work such long hours with very few breaks in between. It worked for a while, before “Mamo” eventually won elections and became Prime Minister.

  71. Din-din
    April 11, 2017

    This is allegedly the work of Corporal Blackmoore–

  72. April 11, 2017

    DNO, I did not know that parliament was in session? In all fairness Mr. Linton should state the reason he was given why he was not allowed to enter the building.

    • My 2 cents
      April 11, 2017

      Lennox Linton must go

      • April 11, 2017

        I have been saying that! #LintonMustGo #LintonMustGo

      • April 11, 2017

        They’re like Hilary and Trump: BOTH must go!!!! They too childish to run de damned country.

      • truth ,no lie
        April 11, 2017

        Do not worry , Lennox is not going , He is coming ,and no one will stop him ,no matter what you do or say

      • But Frances Shillingford you are undoubtedly a fool you know #Linton must go#

        What is that?

        Note: this symbol # cannot be used as a quotation mark, since it represents the word “number.” I suppose you are insinuating number Lennox must go number!

        How foolish is that, where is your commonsense how many days you spent in kindergarten?

        If you want to write quote, unquote do it like this: ” Frances Shillingford.” If you are saying something for the first time, saying something no one else has said. In this case I saw a star fell last night, and you someone to say they heard it first from you. you should write it thus ‘I saw a star fell last night.’ Note the difference in the quotation marks! (” “) and (‘ ‘).

    • King Skerrit
      April 11, 2017

      Listen to his live video. He was told Parliament is not in session so he has no business being on the compound. But that is where his office is as the duly elected Leader of the Opposition — so he should always be able to access his office, whether Parliament is in session or not. I am just in awe that Dcans continue to sit back and watch these travesties against democracy in silence.

      • kingman
        April 11, 2017

        It would be interesting to know when last he was in that office or how often that office is open for business!!!!!!

      • Ibo France
        April 11, 2017

        @King Skerriit – I agree with your statements. If the Opposition leader’s office is located in the parliament building then Mr. Linton should have access anytime of the day. This is not unreasonable. This show of military force is unwarranted. When a government begins to use the security forces to stifle opposition, this is a slippery slope. Vigorous opposition within the bounds of the law is good for our country. The Opposition has a responsibility not to engage in sensationalism though. The action taken by the security forces against Mr. Linton seems to be petty, spiteful and deliberately provocative. This action would further serve to splinter an already broken and divisive populace. The political tensions need to be lowered not heightened.

      • April 11, 2017

        There are a lot of missing parts here. Does Mr. Linton usually access his office when Parliament is not in session? There used to be an office for the leader of the opposition at government headquarters is it no longer available?

      • star
        April 11, 2017

        when they will want to talk it will be too late

  73. weh
    April 11, 2017

    Are we living in a dictatorship or a democracy?

  74. April 11, 2017

    So today of all days when allu plan allu ting you want to ‘take papers in’? They should strip search him, then allow him to go to the office, with two police escorts! Doe take no chance with that one there.

  75. Fake News
    April 11, 2017

    Are these American Soldiers in Syria? I hope that’s where they are because that’s where they belong

  76. Mary Black
    April 11, 2017

    Did he informed anyone that he was coming to the building for his papers in advance? If not, the guards had the right to reject him entry.

    • Sigh Sigh
      April 11, 2017

      Jeez he has an office there people

    • King Skerrit
      April 11, 2017

      Why should he inform them in advance to enter his own office? Is Dominica a democracy or communist state?

    • %
      April 11, 2017

      Whats your point?.The man does not have access to his office? Would they do the same to Skerrit?NO!!!
      SKERRIT MUST GO!
      SKERRIT MUST GO!
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!

    • April 11, 2017

      Mary Black-your last name says it all.Tell me is mR Linton allowed to go to his office only when parliament is in session? When will these DOMINICANS become literate in these days when the world is enlightened.SA QUA SOT

  77. April 11, 2017

    I wouldn’t let you enter either. Who knows what u have up your sleeve?

    • King Skerrit
      April 11, 2017

      What nonsense. Lennoz entered the compound alone, what exactly would he or could he have done? Stuuppps. Use your brain.

      • Dave Bertrand
        April 11, 2017

        A one man Coup of course. Maybe his sound system was hidden in his pocket.

      • Ceci
        April 11, 2017

        Which brain?

    • star
      April 11, 2017

      eh beh one man alone have power papa to try and do something with all these arm guards there,,,

  78. Really
    April 11, 2017

    So you just leave your papers in Parliament,so long the House adjourn and don’t you have an office nuh to put your papers.What kind of irresponsible behaviour is that for me nuh? And the man was out side with the 8 people and he just desert them we!!

    • Sigh Sigh
      April 11, 2017

      Historically the Leader of the Opposition HAS an office in the building which he can visit ANY time. When did this change

    • Yes really
      April 11, 2017

      you find you making sense? his office is in Parliament building. Whether parliament is in session or not he should be able to access his office. smh

      • South City to de bone
        April 11, 2017

        Did you ever before heard him made mention of his office? He has never taken his rightful place. This isn’t Hollywood and Lennox is nothing

    • King Skerrit
      April 11, 2017

      You have no idea what exactly he wanted. Lennox had a meeting to attend. He did not desert anyone. The people of Dominica have choosen to stand up against dictatorial rule. They don’t need Lennox there for them to do that. That’s how change really happens. When THE PEOPLE stand up!!

      • Dominican
        April 11, 2017

        So 8 people can decide that skerrit must go?

    • vrai den
      April 11, 2017

      I heard Mr. Linton say that he came from High Street when he approached the Parliament building, by himself. Whatever activity was going on in the area was outside of DBS, which is on Victoria Street. As far as I can understand, Mr. Linton WAS NOT part o whatever activity was going on outside o DBS, he was NOT in that are. We need to hear what is said and go on facts, and NOT what we want to say.

      • Piece of peace
        April 12, 2017

        DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you really believe the Mr Linton had no idea what was happening infront of DBS just because he says he came from high street?

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