Prevost to join independence protest

Norris Prevost
Norris Prevost

Roseau MP, Norris Prevost, has vowed to boycott two events during the independence celebration in protest of the installation of Charles Savarin as president of Dominica and is calling on all Dominicans to do the same.

“I am boycotting the Skerrit/Savarin Presidency for the good of my country, Dominica,” Prevost stated pointing out that the presidency “is bad for Dominica.”

The United Workers Party MP said he will continue his peaceful protest “for as long as it take” until Savarin does the right thing and step down “and allow Dominicans to unite our beloved country.”

“I will not be attending the National Youth Parade. I will not be attending the National Day Parade on November 3rd. I will not be sending the children under my care and supervision to the National Youth Rally,” Prevost said on Friday. “As one who has served Dominica in Parliament for 25 years, I believe this peaceful protest called for by the United Workers Party, is right. I am therefore in good conscience and for the good of Dominica, calling on  all the citizens of Dominica, to ‘Do the Right. Be firm. Be Fair’, as we are encouraged to do by our National Anthem. In this regard, I took my first small peaceful action, by remaining seated, at the recent FIFA trophy tour, when Mr. Savarin entered, and we were asked to stand for the President.”

Prevost noted that for prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit “to transfer” Savarin from  Minister of National Security in the Cabinet of his Government and within a matter of days make him President of the Dominica, “is a deliberate and dictatorial move to turn Dominica into a one-party state where Skerrit, the ‘Little Dictator,’ controls the Cabinet, controls the President and even controls the appointment of magistrates and judges to the courts.”

“This is bad,” he said. “Mr. Skerrit knows this is bad. Mr Savarin Knows this is bad. If we Dominicans do not remove the bad apples from the rest, the little that we have left of our Dominica will be spoilt.”

He went on to say that UWP political leader Lennon Linton once stated, “the Skerrit/Savarin Presidency, even if made, it will not stand.”

“It was the late John F. Kennedy who said to America in the early 1960’s  ‘Ask not what your Country can do for you, but what you can do for your Country.’ We don’t have to throw stones and burn down property like Savarin and others did in 1979. Let us show the world that we Dominicans, led by Lennox Linton, can protest peacefully like, Ghandi, like Martin Luther King Jr, and like Mandela, and save democracy in our country,” Prevost said.

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200 Comments

  1. Children, Children!
    October 27, 2013

    Yes Daddy. Boycot the youth rally. The PM said he has no respect for the law, the education minister is teaching a doctrine of hypocrisy.
    And children, children, we are not going to the Independence day celebrations. The president is evil and the prime minister is corrupt.
    And children, children, do you know what occured when the communion was given to the president at Bagatelle? Well,well we go talk about that.

  2. Creole767
    October 22, 2013

    It is very clear that Mr Prevost has either: not read the Constitution, does not understand it, or is deliberately seeking to mislead and misinform the supporters of the UWP. Section 35 (3) of the Constitution is so clear that even school children would understand that a member of Parliament can be elected President of Dominica and having been elected is required to resign as a member of Parliament.

  3. Creole767
    October 21, 2013

    It is clear that Mr Prevost has either: not read the Constitution, does not understand it, or is deliberately seeking to mislead and misinform the supporters of the UWP. Section 35 (3) of the Constitution is so clear that even school children would understand that a member of Parliament can be elected President of Dominica and having been elected is required to resign as a member of Parliament.

  4. as i see
    October 21, 2013

    I would like to know who is making this a one party state? Everytime you urge your supporters to stay away you are the ones making this state a one party state. THINK GENTLEMEN and be HONEST. I understand how hard it must be for you to stand when Saverin enters a room or to be in the sidelines on Independence day after Independence day. But if you really think that you are going to be in Govt. one day then GRIN and encourage people to celebrate their Independence with pride!!

  5. Anonymous
    October 21, 2013

    Nobody, or in fact who going and miss you Prevost? Nobody. Your absence will be unaffected and go unnoticed by most. :mrgreen: But I know you will be watching it on your television in the solace of your bedroom. All of all you will be doing just that. Sackway Sot. Unpatriotic Dominicans you are. pretenders. Do so never like so.

  6. Who fool u
    October 21, 2013

    Where are the UWPites getting their poll numbers from to claim that thousands of Dominicans have turned on Skerrit.Who fooling allyou..

    De marchee allyou making giving Skerrit more rope.Personally, Lennox as a leader has gone loco, mister cannot be in his good senses. Wanting to divide and rule so eagerly and figure if its not his way, its no way. Lennox garcon behave cours.
    You are from Marigot, why are you not running in Marigot? |that is first question you should be asking. If you cannot run an election in your hometown and win that speaks volume..Who fool u? PM? Zors malade….

  7. Turning in out large
    October 21, 2013

    Dominicans , please i would like to make a special plea. Can you mobilize entire constituencies to attend the military parade on Independence Day to prove to UWP what it means to love your country.
    Celebrations cannot mean the same as Destruction, the hallmark of the UWP. They will pay bigtime when the roll is called. Lest we forget.
    Make them Pay

  8. me
    October 20, 2013

    In all the time i’m reading dno articles I have never seen this man prevost make a meaningful and intelligent contribution.

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      October 21, 2013

      Please stay on topic. You need to be boycotted on DNO.

      • mac
        October 21, 2013

        Boycott uwp!!!!Their masterplan for the country is to boycott everything DLP does.

      • Tell it like it is
        October 22, 2013

        At Roseau Valley… I don´t know who made you an authority on Dominica. You write long comments on DNO as if you know the heart and mind of every Dominican. Please be reminded that you are only representing yourself with your comments. You are obviously a very biased individual and cannot be taken seriously. So you are really no better than the people you are so against. Biasness will get you nowhere, nor the party you seem to support, or is it that you are just singing for your supper?
        You people are so predictable! God forbid that Lenox should become prime minister and not give you what you want, I can already foresee you being the first one to turn against him just as you turned against Skerritt for not giving you what you wanted. You are just an opportunist! Stop making your biased comments on DNO, please.
        DNO please publish!

  9. me
    October 20, 2013

    You all need to turn the page on this one. Dominicans are feed up with this crap. uwp is a disappointment and this will be reflected at the polls come next general election.

    • blind bat
      October 21, 2013

      I support you fully bro. I have a question for the UWP faithfools. Let us assume that UWP secures 11 seats at the next Elections. How would Lennox Linton be sworn ion as Prime Minister? How would he then appoint his Cabinet? Would UWP nominate their People’s President for the nomination and appointment of Minsters to form their Cabinet? HAHAHAHAHA what an empty Party!!!! Would they recognize the President then???

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      October 21, 2013

      I suppose just as we have repeatedly been turning the pages in the past for so many other violations of our constitution. you are now asking us to do the same now.
      When will it stop? In that regard, we need another Savarin, who will say that the country will not work. The port will not work. The fire services will not work. The hospital will not work. The civil servants will not work and the country should be shut down to bring the message to Skerrit.
      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

      • Creole767
        October 21, 2013

        @Roseau Valley and the UWP clearly have a problem for which they should consult Dr Benji. On one hand they attack Savarin saying he is a divider, an agitator, unloved, unelected and committed all sorts of crimes against the country on May 29th, and on the other hand, they are desperately looking for someone who can be a Savarin, to stand up for what “they” claim are violations of the Constitution. Isn’t that what Dr Benji would call a split personality?

      • Creole767
        October 22, 2013

        Roseau Valley and the UWP clearly have a problem for which they should consult Dr Benji. On one hand they attack Savarin saying he is a divider, an agitator, unloved, unelected and committed all sorts of crimes against the country on May 29th, and on the other hand, they are desperately looking for someone who can be a Savarin, to stand up for what they claim are violations of the Constitution. Isn’t that what Dr Benji would call a split personality?

  10. BRUTUS
    October 20, 2013

    the uwp are stepping on shaky grounds, by encouraging our children from attending the youth rally, and by teaching them to be disobedient and disrespectful, the country did without the uwp for so many parliamentary sessions, and the business of the country moved on until they were able to receive payment for doing nothing, it’s time for that to stop. the government has more than 2/3 majority, think of that.

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      October 21, 2013

      Yes, the UWP is stepping on the shaky ground of the DLP because the UWP is fighting for the rights and future of our children.
      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

      • Tell it like it is
        October 22, 2013

        I wonder what you consider fighting for our children´s future to be. This kind of behavior by a political leader who is not even a member of parliament is just unbecoming. Anyone who calls for the boycott of our independence celebrations should be condemned! So you can jump high or jump low, that´s the way it is! And I suggest to you, Roseau Valley, whoever you are, go and find work for you to do and stop singing for your supper on DNO.
        I have always been annoyed at the UWP for their constant boycotting and walking out. This is very childish… for big men, this is so unbecoming. You guys need to grow up. This is not the behavior I except from people who want to lead my country.

  11. October 20, 2013

    Mr Prevost is absolutely dishonest in his statement. He was “forced” to stand by someone with lokcs next to him!!!!

  12. Joe Burton
    October 20, 2013

    Prevost is well qualified to be President or Prime Minister.He is a qualified lawyer,has a degree in Agriculture and experience in retail business a la buy-trinee.NOT BIUY DOMINICAN.As an Agricultural Officer he sold clothes made in Trinidad from the trunk of his car.As a Parliamentarian he promoted boy-cott of Parliament ,but he went to the meeting of the house not to the boycott.no show.He was a strong supporter and participant in the 47 day strike,with Linton and others,like Brian Alleyenne as the illegal A G and D P P who created the first political prisoners with his false arrest of labour party people.So why should Charles Savarin not be President if Prevost can be a Minister of Government.What did Prevost ever did for his country that was not for himself personally.

    • me
      October 21, 2013

      Prevost seems to have lost his way.

    • Tell it like it is
      October 22, 2013

      UWP have selected memory. They can only remember what Charles Saverin did but they cant remember the actions of many of their supporters back then! These guys are just a bunch of jokers as far as I am concerned! I pray God that they never become a government in this country!

  13. Tell it like it is
    October 20, 2013

    Who cares if Prevost doesnt attend nah? We are used to not seiing him there, so whats the big deal? These guys really need to grow up and start acting like the adults that they are supposed to be. Plus its time for them to get out of politics and make way for Young blood!

  14. Popam
    October 20, 2013

    All those who are protesting should gather somewhere, where we can all see them.

  15. Righteous
    October 20, 2013

    Another great move by a stalwart of the UWP right? Boycotting the Youth of the country. You are boycotting the National Youth Rally. This is not a Skerrit or Savarin Event….It is a National Youth Event. You guys keep turning your back on the people who chose you to represent them. Peaceful protest can be attending the event for the benefit of the Youth and the Nation, but uniformly wearing a certain symbol, sign etc in silent protest if you indeed truly believe that the installation of the president is unconstitutional or illegal. Bring up some event in the past which someone participated in or because you do like how the process was done, is not a good reason to continue to turn your back on the Future of Dominica.

    One Love Dominicans.

    Remember: Let us believe neither half of the good people tell us of ourselves, nor half of the evil they say of others.

    • Joe Burton
      October 20, 2013

      Both Prevost and Lennox are good at turning their backs .They both turn their backs on Marigot because they wanted to live in an urban upscale place like unban noblemen.They refuse to believe that nothing is wrong with coming from out of town

  16. scott's head
    October 20, 2013

    Well Well change is a must so we are moving in with u smart man Prevost we are all the way with u on your mark we go

  17. CONRAD CESSAR
    October 20, 2013

    I will be there i have a debt to be paid oh how i regret the choice i made hats off to the WORKERS guys u are on the right track do for the children of tomorrow as i have nieces and nephews thanks much i take comfort cause they won’t attend any of the event.

  18. dog bite
    October 20, 2013

    Let’s name dno, UWP news online instead. What a bias news media. It’s sad :(

    • Joe Burton
      October 20, 2013

      I agree ,even if they deny it.By and off their fruits you shall know them

  19. dog bite
    October 20, 2013

    Let’s name dno, UWP news online instead. What a bias news media.

    • Joe Burton
      October 20, 2013

      They are not a news media.they are the tabloid and scandal sheet of the U W P .Just like Q95.They are like the Chronocle,Herald and the Star during the 47 day strike.They have a right to be.It is a free country..

      ADMIN: IF we are not a news media and is a scandal sheet, why are you on here every day commenting? Additionally we accept all your comments. We could simply block you out while you go in search of a real news media.

      • Anonymous
        October 21, 2013

        nice man you all do dam right dno

      • Joe Burton
        October 21, 2013

        The truth offends and the truth set us free

      • Anonymous
        October 24, 2013

        DNO is there a way you could restrict comments to 1 per computer? These DLP people have taken over your webpage and one or two individuals are operating like a machine producing comments under different names in favour of the DLP to give a false impression as part of the DLP’s continued manipulation of people’s perception.

  20. Dry Bone
    October 20, 2013

    I do believe that there are too many bias people in Dominica.

    Eugenia Charles sold passports and UWP was hot against it. UWP sold passports and Labour was hot against it. Now labour is selling passports.

    UWP came up with the VAT idead and Labour was hot against it. Now Skerrit introduced VAT.

    Freedom boycott independence in 1978 and 1998 and no one paid attention. Labour boycott independence in 1999 and no one paid attention.

    Now UWP call for boycott in 2013 and the same people who supported boycott in the past are now vex about it. Why?

  21. Solution
    October 20, 2013

    Solution to the UWP Candidates. Please Boycott elections because you gonna loose elections anyway and you are disorganised. Please boycott your paychecks every month because they come from the Government that you hate soo much. Please boycott yourselves for being Dominicans and I know that eddo and greeney are US Citizens so yall don’t give a damn about Dominicans anyway because you done sell your flags and above all we won’t miss you guys and the demagogue from q95 at the independence parade. We the people are true patriots we will support our nations children thats a time we forget about government to thank god for bringing us thus far.God Bless DOMINICA, HER PEOPLE AND HER LEADERS.

  22. ROSEAU VALLEY
    October 20, 2013

    THE QUINTESSENTIAL REASON FOR CELEBRATING OUR INDEPENDENCE

    In light of the statements of the President of the National Youth Council and others who have criticized the boycott called by Mr. Lennox Linton, the new leader of the UWP, it is necessary to reminded the nation for the reason in law for our Independence Celebrations- the reason that our most famous Constitutional lawyers will not share with us.

    When we celebrated our first Independence day on 3rd November 1978, as we ought to be doing every successive year, the occasion was based in law. We did not celebrate nor should we profess to be celebrating for the reasons advanced by the partisan National Youth Council and others. We are not celebrating Independence simply for the sake of celebrating, feting, receiving salutes and massaging the egos of officials. Our celebrations ought to have more fundamental meaning, rooted as it were, in law. Our Independence celebrations gets its true purpose and value from the legitimacy of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Dominica of 1978, updated through Act 22 of 1984.

    The preamble of our Constitution states,
    “Whereas the status of association of Dominica with the United Kingdom is to terminate on 3rd November 1978 [the day of Independence] and it is necessary to establish a NEW CONSTITUTION for Dominica as a sovereign democratic republic within the Commonwealth styled the Commonwealth of Dominica.”

    Therefore, when we became an independent state on 3 November 1978, we effectively celebrated the revocation of “The Dominica Constitution Order 1976 (b), the Dominica Constitution (Amendment) Order 1971(c) and the Constitution (Ministerial Provisions) (Amendment) Act, 1975(d), which made provision for the constitution of the Associated State of Dominica null and void. Consequently, what we are celebrating is the commencement of our existence as a new nation of laws under the said Constitution..

    If we were to be honest about what we are truly celebrating every year, we must find that the boycott called for the Mr. Lennox Linton is legally, constitutionally, morally and politically justified. Patriotic Dominicans ought not remain silent and simply allow the government to repeatedly engage in violations of our Constitution and then tell us that we must unite because it is Independence. Our celebration of Independence is a celebration of out Constitution as a new nation-born on 3rd November 1978.

    Therefore, based on the above, the argument of those who say that we should not boycott the Independence celebrations because it is a moment of pride in country and remembrance, do not have a clue as to what we are really celebrating.

    What we are celebrating is deeply rooted in the operation of law and has very little with all the ceremonial activities that they claim should be handsoff by politicians calling for boycott. The fundamental thing that we celebrate on our independence is the revocation of the old laws and the commencement of what we now recognize as our fundamental law under the existence of our new nation -the Commonwealth of Dominica by the Constitution Order 1978. This was and ought to always be the quintessential reason why we celebrate and no other reason as suggested by others including the opportunity to show pride in country, to participate in a parade and to receive awards are more important than respecting our Constitution.

    Respectfully
    Roseau Valley

    • Tell it like it is
      October 20, 2013

      Everybody in Dominica Turn lawyer overnight just to advance their own agendas…. people stop this nonsense and contribute to your nation´s development. I dont know if this person(Roseau Valley) has no work to do… why do you want people to accept your point of view? Someone paying you? Gesssssss man!!!!!!

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        October 21, 2013

        Some also became lawyers over a seven year period.

        Respectfully
        Roseau Valley

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        October 21, 2013

        No amount of money should be enough to buy patriotism and pride in country. The sacrifice has to be made in defense of our country, our democracy and our constitution.

        Respectfully
        Roseau Valley

      • me
        October 21, 2013

        Do you even know the meaning of the word patriotism? You are the classic example of a blind follower.

    • Creole767
      October 21, 2013

      The only comment I wish to make is that if I ever had a matter and required a person to represent me, I would certainly not ask Roseau Valley.

    • Creole767
      October 22, 2013

      The only comment I wish to make is that, if I ever had a matter that required a person to represent me, I would certainly not ask Roseau Valley.

  23. ROSEAU VALLEY
    October 20, 2013

    THE PRESIDENT AND OUR INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS
    Let’s focus on the provisions of Chapter II and IV of our Constitution that which we celebrate on the day of our Independence. Chapter II, Section 18 discusses the establishment of Office of the President, who shall be in office for 5 years and who shall perform certain functions as are prescribed by this Constitution and such additional functions (if any) as may be prescribed by Parliament, provided that no such additional functions shall be conferred upon him without his consent signified by writing under his hand addressed to the Speaker.

    Section 19.1 of the Constitution has suffered repeated abuse by the Roosevelt Skerrit Administration. This is the most abused provision of our Constitution, yet the AG, Tony and others keep asking what section of the constitution has been breached? The answer is so clear that it is Section 19.1. We have heard many foreign and intellectually dishonest interpretations of this Section, but all lacking common sense and/or following any of the rules of legislative interpretation.

    It is very obvious that Section 19.1 of the Constitution has been violently breached by Roosevelt Skerrit, the Speaker and the 19 members of Parliament, who voted for Charles Savarin to be President of Dominica.

    Section 19.1 states, “Whenever the office of President is vacant or the term of office of the President is due to expire within not more than ninety days, the Prime Minister SHALL CONSULT WITH THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION AS TO THEIR JOINT NOMINATION OF A SUITABLE CANDIDATE for election as President.

    Note, the consultation is to arrive at a JOINT NOMINATION. The Joint nomination is for a SUITABLE CANDIDATE FOR ELECTION. This is the only constitutional reason for the consultation. It did not take place for Charlo. Therefore, in this case as Mr. Skerrit did not wish to have a Joint Nomination, he lied and informed the Speaker that there was no agreement because he failed to consult, albeit the Constitution mandated that he shall consulted.

    Therefore, even before Charles Savarin was sworn in as President, he violated the very Constitution that he swore to uphold and therefore one can argue that he satisfied the qualification for removal as President under Section 24 of the very Constitution which states, “the President may be removed from office under section 25 of this Constitution where (a) he willfully violates any provision of the Constitution; and (b) he behaves in such a way as to bring his office into hatred, ridicule or contempt.”

    So Charlo is not exactly out of the woods yet. He is not sure of serving the full five years as President, if the UWP were to get 14 seats in the upcoming elections. Were he to have any intention to frustrate the UWP were it to get a two-thirds majority in Parliament after the next election, he can be dealt with appropriately under Section 25. A UWP government with 14 seats can get rid of Charlo.

    Respectfully
    Roseau Valley

    • Solution
      October 21, 2013

      The UWP are a bunch of BIASED POWER HUNGRY GUYS.They are not just.I support the government to keep them away. They are not fitt to be opposition

    • Creole767
      October 21, 2013

      Roseau Valley makes reference to Section 19.(1) of the constitution, he does not tell us however that the Prime Minister consulted with the leader of the Opposition on the candidacy of his fellow Roseau Valley resident the Speaker Alix Boyd-Knight. He does not tell us either that having consulted in keeping with Section 19. (1) and the opposition not having agreed with the Prime Minister’s nominee, what remains to be done is provided for in Section 19.(3) which states that: (3) If the Prime Minister is unable to agree with the Leader of the Opposition as to their joint nomination of a candidate for election as President, he shall notify the Speaker to that effect and the Speaker shall inform the House accordingly. That process was set in train and a meeting of the House was called. However, before the House met, the UWP engaged in an orgy of criticism of Mrs Knight in such derogatory and virulent terms that she withdrew her candidacy as a result of concerns of safety for herself and for her family.

      In the days before the meeting of the House, the Prime Minister proposed another candidate, Mrs Jennifer Lafond, and although not required to do so, did inform the leader of the opposition and asked that he signifies his agreement or otherwise. The leader of the opposition did respond but indicated that he wished to receive the CV of Mrs Lafond and to be given the opportunity to interview her in the office of the Leader of the Opposition before he deciding whether he agreed or not. So clearly there was no agreement on the second nominee.

      When the House met on the date notified, there was no agreement between the Leader of the Opposition and the Prime Minister on a joint nomination and the House was so informed. This being the case, Section 19.(4) of the Constitution then falls into play. Section 19.(4 )reads : (4) The Prime Minister or the Leader of the Opposition or any three members of the House may, during the period expiring fourteen days after the day on which the House has been so informed, submit to the Speaker by writing under their hands nominations of candidates for election as President and the Speaker, shall at the first meeting of the House after the expiration of that period and before the House proceeds to any other business inform the House of the nominations he has received and to which the candidates concerned have consented.

      It is clear therefore not only is there no provision for further consultation but that the Prime Minister, in his own right, without consultation with any other person, and the leader of the opposition also in his own right without consultation with any other person, may each nominate a candidate to be elected President. Additionally any three members of parliament may make a nomination in their own right during the fourteen day period following the announcement by the Speaker to the Parliament that there had been no agreement between the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.

      When the House met after the 14 day period, only one nomination had been submitted to the Speaker in accordance with Section 19.(4). The House therefore had to proceed in accordance with the provisions of Section 19.(5) which reads as follows: (5) An election of the President at which the candidates shall be those of whose nomination the House has been informed by the Speaker, shall thereafter be held at the meeting of the House referred to in subsection (4) of this section (or if proceedings under section 22 of this Constitution are pending before the Court of Appeal, at a meeting of the House held as soon as is practicable after those proceedings) and the Speaker shall declare the candidate who has at that election received the votes of a majority of all the members of the House to have been duly elected: Provided that when the question of the election of the President is put to the vote, the votes shall be given by ballot in such manner as not to disclose how any particular member of the House votes.

      Since there was only one candidate who had been properly nominated in accordance to Section 19.(4), the Members of the House therefore proceeded in accordance to Section 19.(5) to cast their ballots for the election of the President. There were 19 members present in the House, and 19 votes cast in favor of the only candidate Charles Savarin, and he was therefore duly, legally and constitutionally elected as the President of the Commonwealth of Dominica

      Roseau Valley may wish to extend “his” interpretation of the constitution to all of Section 19 and not just Section 19.(1).

    • Creole767
      October 22, 2013

      Roseau Valley makes reference to Section 19.(1) of the constitution, he does not tell us however that the Prime Minister consulted with the leader of the Opposition on the candidacy of his fellow Roseau Valley resident the Speaker Alix Boyd-Knight. He does not tell us either that having consulted in keeping with Section 19. (1) and the opposition not having agreed with the Prime Minister’s nominee, what remains to be done is provided for in Section 19.(3) which states that: (3) If the Prime Minister is unable to agree with the Leader of the Opposition as to their joint nomination of a candidate for election as President, he shall notify the Speaker to that effect and the Speaker shall inform the House accordingly. That process was set in train and a meeting of the House was called. However, before the House met, the UWP engaged in an orgy of criticism of Mrs Knight in such derogatory and virulent terms that she withdrew her candidacy as a result of concerns of safety for herself and for her family.

      In the days before the meeting of the House, the Prime Minister proposed another candidate, Mrs Jennifer Lafond, and although not required to do so, did inform the leader of the opposition and asked that he signifies his agreement or otherwise. The leader of the opposition did respond but indicated that he wished to receive the CV of Mrs Lafond and to be given the opportunity to interview her in the office of the Leader of the Opposition before he deciding whether he agreed or not. So clearly there was no agreement on the second nominee.

      When the House met on the date notified, there was no agreement between the Leader of the Opposition and the Prime Minister on a joint nomination and the House was so informed. This being the case, Section 19.(4) of the Constitution then falls into play. Section 19.(4 )reads : (4) The Prime Minister or the Leader of the Opposition or any three members of the House may, during the period expiring fourteen days after the day on which the House has been so informed, submit to the Speaker by writing under their hands nominations of candidates for election as President and the Speaker, shall at the first meeting of the House after the expiration of that period and before the House proceeds to any other business inform the House of the nominations he has received and to which the candidates concerned have consented.

      It is clear therefore not only is there no provision for further consultation but that the Prime Minister, in his own right, without consultation with any other person, and the leader of the opposition also in his own right without consultation with any other person, may each nominate a candidate to be elected President. Additionally any three members of parliament may make a nomination in their own right during the fourteen day period following the announcement by the Speaker to the Parliament that there had been no agreement between the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.

      When the House met after the 14 day period, only one nomination had been submitted to the Speaker in accordance with Section 19.(4). The House therefore had to proceed in accordance with the provisions of Section 19.(5) which reads as follows: (5) An election of the President at which the candidates shall be those of whose nomination the House has been informed by the Speaker, shall thereafter be held at the meeting of the House referred to in subsection (4) of this section (or if proceedings under section 22 of this Constitution are pending before the Court of Appeal, at a meeting of the House held as soon as is practicable after those proceedings) and the Speaker shall declare the candidate who has at that election received the votes of a majority of all the members of the House to have been duly elected: Provided that when the question of the election of the President is put to the vote, the votes shall be given by ballot in such manner as not to disclose how any particular member of the House votes.

      Since there was only one candidate who had been properly nominated in accordance to Section 19.(4), the Members of the House therefore proceeded in accordance to Section 19.(5) to cast their ballots for the election of the President. There were 19 members present in the House, and 19 votes cast in favor of the only candidate Charles Savarin, and he was therefore duly, legally and constitutionally elected as the President of the Commonwealth of Dominica

      Roseau Valley may wish to extend “his” interpretation of the constitution to all of Section 19 and not just Section 19.(1).

  24. ROSEAU VALLEY
    October 20, 2013

    SHOULD THE UWP BE SWORN–IN BY CHARLO IF IT WERE TO WIN THE NEXT ELECTIONS?

    The UWP is not interested in plunging Dominica in yet another Constitutional crisis. This is a Party that abides by the rule of law and is jealous of good governance in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of Dominica.

    Carlisle Jno. Baptiste, the newest investigative journalists on Island has asked and the apologists of the DLP have been running wild with the questions – Whether the UWP would allowed Charlo to preced over the swearing in of Leniox Linton were to win the next general elections and if so whether Mr. Linton would be illegally sworn-in by an illegal President? They further question whether this would mean that once again we would be in a position of having an illegal Prime Minister and an illegal President?

    Of course, this is a nonsensical non-issues. Notwithstanding, the protest action now being called for by Lennox Linton, as far as it stands, until successfully challenged before an appropriate court of law, all actions taken by Savarin is is deemed to be taken legally as the occupant of the Office of President. Therefore, when Charlo is called upon to swear- in Lennox as Prime Minister, he will be doing so in accordance with his constitutional authority under Section 59 and 63 of the Constitution. There will be no doubt that he will be acting in strict compliance with his constitutional responsibilities and authority.

    The fact that the UWP does not wish to recognize and/or respect Savarin as President of Dominica does not mean that he is not, for all intent and purpose, the legal President of Dominica- Only an appropriate court could decide on the legality of the President. The fact is, the Presidency of Charlo has not been challenged in any court and his presidency has yet to be declared as illegal.

    Per Section 63 of the Constitution, in the exercise of his functions, the President shall act in accordance with the advice of the Cabinet or a Minister acting under the general authority of the Cabinet and under Section 59, the Constitution stipulates that there shall be a Prime Minister of Dominica, who shall be appointed by the President.

    The Constitution also provides that there shall be, in addition to the office of Prime Minister, such other office of Minister of the Government as may be established by Parliament or, subject to the provisions of any law enacted by Parliament, by the President, acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister.

    These are Constitutional mandates that the President of Dominica is under an obligation to honour, notwithstanding any uncontested allegation of his/her illegality in Office.

    What is very interesting though is the fact that the DLP is at least prepared to recognized the specter of the possibility of the hypothetical question, which may well be the shadow of the coming reality. The UWP will win the next elections. Savarin, will preside over the official swearing in of Mr. Lennox Linton as Prime Minster of Dominica and then he may continue to serve at the behest of Lennox Linton as the Prime Minister of Dominica.

    Respectfully
    Roseau Valley

  25. ROSEAU VALLEY
    October 20, 2013

    We understand that we may not have everyone with us on this matter but we must keep fighting. We know that not everyone will agree with the approach being employed by Lennox Linton and the UWP but everyone must understand that this is a cause that is worth fighting for. It is a fight to save our country and some of us are convinced that we are fighting a principled and right fight. Therefore we must keep pressing on and be courageous in that fight. Those who truly understand the cause must stand with us.
    Respectfully
    Roseau valley

  26. ROSEAU VALLEY
    October 20, 2013

    Dominicans must remember, this is the same country in which Charles Savarin and his parliamentary colleagues with the exception of one, boycotted the National Youth Rally at Castle Bruce in 1998.

    Savarin’s lousy argument then was that all national events must take place in the city Roseau, when the UWP took a decision to decentralize the celebration of our independence by moving it to different parts of the country on a yearly basis.

    Let us not forget people that it is Charles Savarin who has taught us to boycott and how to protest. We are not even doing the destructive things that he talk us from the birth of our Nations in 1979. Lennox and the UWP are not asking us to shut down the country.
    They are not saying that the Hospital will not work
    The Port will not work
    The Courts will not work
    The police will not work
    The teachers will not work
    Civil Servants will not work etc.
    This is a mild peaceful protest of Skerrit and Savarin for plunging Dominica into a constitutional crisis and for the installation of a second consecutive unconstitutional installation of the highly unsuitable Savarin as President at gunpoint. This is why we need to fight people. Please remain focused here and support Lennox Linton and the UWP.

    Respectfully
    Roseau Valley

  27. ROSEAU VALLEY
    October 20, 2013

    While we ought to acknowledge the comments of those who disagree with Lennox’s approach, we cannot forget the history of protest action the world over. There has always been a loud majority who criticized those who are prepared to protest against what is obviously wrong. People often propose bright alternative ideas but we must appreciate that it has always been that way in history.

    The English Colonial masters scolded Ghandi for his peaceful protest movement in India but he was eventually successful. The white federal government of the US condemned Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and others during the Civil Rights era. Who could forget what transpired in South Africa during the days of Apartheid. The white politicians of South Africa and sadly even some blacks on whose behalf he was fighting condemned Mandela and the ANC. Bad strategy they say. You will never win. But were they proven wrong.

    The UWP is continuing to call for the boycott of Skerrit and Charlo, while it continue to reach out to people on the streets, in their villages, on their farms etc. Moreover, as a party, the UWP can do only so much. It is time that Dominicans themselves start taking responsibility for their own political, economic, spiritual destiny. We tend to rely too much on the PM, the President, the Opposition leader, the Priest, the Pastor or the Economists. Let’s take away the labels and identify the real issues that confront us

    Respectfully
    Roseau valley

  28. ROSEAU VALLEY
    October 20, 2013

    Unfortunately, some of us seem to think that the UWP should change its strategy and do not encourage dissent or protest. They claim that protest and walk-outs do not seem to be effective and in lieu of such actions, the UWP should focus on having town hall meetings, and meeting the people on the ground, as if to suggest that this is not happening and peaceful protest no longer have a positive impact in our current political environment.

    Roseau valley vehemently disagrees.

    The UWP started off a grassroots party. It is a party of the people, by the people and for the people. The UWP is the only party in Dominica that truly embraces open dialogue with the people. This is a party that grew out of the concerns of the people and knows how to meet the people, get their feedback with a view to implementing policies to their benefit.

    The fact is the UWP is not leaving any stones unturned. This is a fight for Dominica. We cannot underestimate the extent to which this DLP is destroying our Country. We cannot underestimate the need to fight in defense of our constitution and the rule of law.
    Everything must be considered at this juncture. Everything must be on the table in this fight to take Dominica back from these bastards. Yes, this includes Town Hall meetings, public gatherings, radio programs, debates, newspaper articles, face book, postings, social media debates and yes PROTEST TOO.

    Each and every action will produces result and reaction. Not everyone will agree with every action but we must remain focus on the ultimate outcome that we hope to achieve. This mild protest action called for by Mr. Linton is nothing compared with the damage that Skerrit and his Cronies are doing to the Country.

    Respectfully
    Roseau valley

    • Joe Burton
      October 20, 2013

      Nothing is wrong with fighting for your rights.But if the appointment is illegal take it to the courts.Fight it legally not with Hitler style properganda and name calling.

  29. national
    October 19, 2013

    what is wrong with politicians in this country, they are all black yet they fight each other,the white massers realy put somethings in their heads,let it be its black fighting black

    • Cosmopolitan
      October 20, 2013

      Please read and digest, the ‘Willy Lynch Letter of 1712’ or the ‘African Holocaust’. The answer is there.

  30. joy
    October 19, 2013

    Boycott or no boycott.protest or no protest. the independence celebration will go on. Caribbean people espescially Dominican like cricket,carnival and independence and you guys cannot kill that spirit it will kill all you instead.Dominicans are fed up of this,it achieves nothing,because its happening too often. find another way.

  31. yes i
    October 19, 2013

    ha aha ha ha is that any thing new.who cares i dont. and take a look at what u are saying,is children in control of them self.u are asking children to boy cut oh plz children and not the mother and father stop and take a look sir.and who is going to lead us???? he will lead u not me oh plz get a life.

  32. For Richer Or Poorer
    October 19, 2013

    Didn’t The UWP protest the then President Williams at the last Parliament opening? So what is Mr. Prevost talking about? We have grown accustom to their protest, nothing new there. Never disappoint us Mr. prevost keep doing what you are doing.

  33. Justice and Truth
    October 19, 2013

    Prevost, for a man of your calibre, a politician called honourable, you are a disappointment. Your attitude pojects that of a radical and of disrespectfulness which does not impel obedience to the youth. You have projected a bad example to them of all. You guys are making your bed and will lie in it.

  34. dominican
    October 19, 2013

    i am not in any political party but am a dominican and i just find this is nonsense.. u guys want to be in power and thats the way u behave. if i had any thoughts of voting for u guys i would change my mind,,u cant get the kids involved in that kind of behavior. u need to set example for the young ones.. they need to have respect for the people in office. i know that we do not like how it was done but still yet he is the one there so we have to respect him not just as a president but as a human being..i hear some people say when they see charles saverine they will tell him things, no u cant do that. we will not like it to happen to us, so dont do it.. all u want to protest go outside his office in large number to protest dont mix politics in dominicas annual celebrations. when i was in school i use to look forward to the day to put on my nice clothes and my hair comb not a strand out of place. the kids enjoy this day dont take it away from them.. i like going to see them drill..they look so cute in their uniform and u feel so proud…reconsider all u decision mr prevost.

  35. DANZIGER
    October 19, 2013

    A few years ago de man demonstrate with a wooden cross and an ALCOPAL SUIT, GRAND NOMME PA KA HONTE.

  36. Ben Dover
    October 19, 2013

    Some times I think Dominicans are a bunch of idiots. No wonder they are being led astray so easily by Skerrit.

    Didn’t Charles Savarin and his parliamentary colleagues in opposition, with the exception of Kelly Graneau, BOYCOTT the National Youth Rally at Castle Bruce in 1998 to protest a government decision to decentralize the National Youth Rally by hosting it in a different part of the country every year?

    Didn’t Labour Party BOYCOTT the 1999 Independence Celebrations because, according to Pierre Charles “the Labour Party was not interested in eating and drinking”?

    So everybody forget that now?

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      Pertaining to the NYR at Castle Bruce, it was not the Dominica Independence Day. Note the difference.
      Is the Labour Party boycotting the Independence Day Celebration?
      Was the PM a member of this Party at that time? If so what was his position? You could inform some of us who are not aware of that.
      In any case, two wrongs never make a right.

      • Ben Dover
        October 19, 2013

        What difference? Are you an idiot? Linton is calling for the boycott of the National Youth Rally plus the National Day Parade.

        It is the same National Youth Rally the Labour Party boycotted in Castle Bruce.

        The Labour Party boycotted the entire independence in 1999 not just the National Parade.

        You can stay in Canada and blabber your mouth. If you think Dominica is so rosy, I challenge you to move here and live. I am sure you would sing a different tune.

    • Santa Claus
      October 20, 2013

      You are so right @Ben Dover. They sit in Canada on their fat woman like bottom and think they represent the truth of what is going on here. Now he wants to find out if Skerrit was part of it. If he really doesn’t know, Charles Savarin who is now the sitting president of Dominica, was part of it. You guys want to kill by the sword but live by Truth and Justice. Hypocrisy that!

      • Justice and Truth
        October 21, 2013

        You and Ben Dover know nothing. You are encouraging disunity. Up here we are broadminded. We do not carry-on as you do. Dominica is too small an island for small-minded people like you to cause divisions and lack of peace. The scene as far as I am reading is not good at all. It is people like you that cause us to remain residing abroad. Why live in such a melee and among such types of people who are causing a disturbance in the land?
        You need to educate yourself and become broadminded. You lack patriotism.
        Is life in Dominica a consistent tug-of-war? Is this what some of you have reduced it to with all its progress? This is what some of you are turning Dominica into, a once peaceful Nation.

  37. Afriko
    October 19, 2013

    But this is nothing new. They have always boycotted national events.

  38. workhardener
    October 19, 2013

    My two sets of twins will not go, my dog will not go, my neighbor will not go, my uncles will not go, my aunts will not go, my nieces will not go, my nephews will not go, my boss will not go, his wife will not go, his children will not go, his mother in law will not go, her husband will not go. I could go on and on.

    • Anonymous
      October 20, 2013

      And you think we will notice?

  39. geeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    October 19, 2013

    u people talking about the uwp boycott the independence but u have to look at wat brings us to that boycott ,it was the lack of respect for the laws of dominica by mr pm u all not saying wat mr pm did was not right but is wat the uwp did u know some thing in da we to like to compromize and so wrong things and trys to up hold them

  40. October 19, 2013

    Who cares about you and the children in your care not attending the youth rallies. THIS TOO WILL PAST. I HOPE THAT DNO AND ALL THE MEDIA HOUSES ARE SAVING THOSE NEWS CLIP FOR LATTER DATES!! HA HA HA

  41. Play Ball
    October 19, 2013

    As long as Charles Savarin is President of Dominica , UWP will not get my vote!!!!!!!

    Why? Because UWP has selected principles!!!

    Why should UWP partake in a General Election with or without ID cards when is the President Charles Angelo Savarin the Prime Minister has to advise to dissolve the House?

    Wouldn’t any move or decision the President makes in the persons of Charles Savarin be unconstitutional since UWP says his election was a violation of the constitution?

    Let the games begin

  42. truth
    October 19, 2013

    Mr Prevost, take a good look at the comments here. Majority are against your decision. Are you people not tired of boycotting events? Do you have absolutely no other tactic?

    For a man such as yourself who claim to have served for 25 years, i would have liked to think that your thinking would have evolved. Can you not see that the minds, needs and wants of the Dominican Public has changed. Can you not deduce that after so many years in the opposition the things you have tried have not worked and it is therefore time to change?

    How can we as a young nation support these old tactics?

    By saying that President Savarin should be boycotted because he asked for the boycott of Brizee mart and Jerry Brisbane makes no sense.

    i can tell you certainly of these:

    Jerry Brisbane does not care about Dominica because he wrote to the countries aiding us to sop what they are doing. was that patriotic?

    Maybe we should ask ourselves why people stopped patronizing Brizee mart. I do not think my comment will be posted if i told you the real reason.

    UWP and its members should please start acting maturely. Stop lying to Dominicans

    You have chosen a leader who has been on the radio blasting this Government for over a decade. yet still people left your party. If it was a good idea to bring him on he would have shown you steady signs that he is capable to bring back your support through his Journalism.

  43. anonymous
    October 19, 2013

    The only office UWP will hold is the Boycott Office.smdh.

  44. the sage
    October 19, 2013

    One vision can have many interpretations

  45. Anonymous
    October 19, 2013

    if I am not mistaken, the UWP has protested every single thing and boycotted everything for the past 15 years….this is nothing new to Dominicans

  46. Chobom
    October 19, 2013

    Going in circles.

    I remember Labour and Freedom boycotting Vernon Shaw presidency.

    It all comes home to roost. Now those same people calling for national unity.

    Life is funny.

    • anonymous
      October 19, 2013

      When did this Boycott of the Shaw presidency took place :?: :?:

      • simplygorgeous70.
        October 21, 2013

        If you are concern be so for all are u saying u remember only the ONES U HATE BE real and patriotic . u only remember the night to the morning so sad.

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      Since you mention this, you could inform us all how many years ago was that. Of all, educate the youth and younger ones about the year this occurred. Some adults of today were youths then.
      I know, if this occurred, it was some years ago and that some of the UWP supporters were not yet born. I wonder if they were yet conceived. How old was Linton?
      Cease digging up the past and bringing up this past. It is long gone and so are some of them who were in the Labour Party or not.
      We are in the year 2013 and it no longer matters. It is water which has long since passed under the bridge.
      I always say, our faces are in front of us and not behind us. God ordained this for a good reason that we should not look back at especially such a matter which does no good and will not help the situation.
      Therefore, look in front and forward and do what is right to do as a citizen of Dominica. Attend your Independence Day Celebration. God is taking note of the lack of love in your heart and lack of patriotism for your country.
      Show your love and patriotism for Dominica. Encourage others to do likewise. This is one of your obligations as a national.

  47. HmmmI
    October 19, 2013

    I love my PM but I think that presidency issue was wrong from the start.

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      Hope you attend the celebration.

  48. Amen
    October 19, 2013

    Good call by Prevost!

  49. AbsoluteLY
    October 19, 2013

    Good Stuff! I don’t think Lennox will be a good leader but Mr Prevost has a point.

  50. MeCamem
    October 19, 2013

    I hold the UWP’s inability to win parliamentary seats responsible for what is happening country today. You have been disorganized for too bloody long!!! Instead of uniting around issues that affect the people in the country, you choose to protest… and that is from the time you got your butt soundly kicked by the DLP in the last election. Look how the UWP bourgeois have disrespected Spaggs: Norris, did you help Spaggs with his response to the Budget speech, or were you one of those in the UWP hierarchy who was laughing at his response? Don’t you think we know the truth about the disorganization construct that exists within your upper class rank!!!

    I believe no one should be in power for that long, but what you guys are presenting as opposition is pure and simple Sugar-Cake… which can be washed away by the first rainfall…. Get behind some real issues that affect the country, and make this the forefront of your attack, and cut this protest short crap.

    In the Parliamentary system of Government, the opposition represents the voice of the people. You have done the country and people a disservice by not winning more seats. What is the ultimate objective of the protest: So what if Charles is removed…?

    Within the context of the John F. Kennedy’s speech you referenced, please tell me Sir: What will this protest do for the country. I see this as a political tactic that is not necessarily in the best interest of the country, but in the best interest of UWP – which is not what, I think, Kennedy meant.

    You guys have been complaining and winning ever since the last election. Historically, parties have brought Dominicans living abroad to vote. This happened since I was a little boy in DA – and UWP did it too. Labour just did it on a grander scale during the last election….

    Man cut the crap; go and reorganize. Develop a strategy that will show Dominicans you are gearing up for the battle ahead. And win some darn seats on the behalf of the people – in Government or not- so that you will eliminate the dictatorship created by your inability to win elections, and then you will create a true democratic process in the country where you can block anything you think that Skerrit is trying to ram down the people’s throats.

    • Nel
      October 19, 2013

      Very well said. *shake your hands*

    • Tweety Bird
      October 19, 2013

      @ MeCamem but why u not infront me??? U hit the nail on the head. I really wanna shake your hand

    • geeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
      October 19, 2013

      if u do listen to uwp programs u will see that they are making there plans known on how they will be doing it ,we have made da an upside down country for to long and u people are not blaming the pm for the things that they do ,all the wrong things that is happening ,but will blame th uwp for standing for wat is write ,my GOD wat an ungodly nation we are becoming wrong becaomes right and right be comes wrong father help

    • ()
      October 19, 2013

      This is a MAJOR ISSUE, that they should NEVER EVER give up on.IN FACT IT HAS TO BE AMONG THE TRUMP CARDS OF THEIR CAMPAIGN.
      Do you know the number of Labourites who have (swung) CHANGE SHIP because of this Savarin issue? KEEP ON SLEEPING. Skerrit is fully aware, while you are sleeping.

    • SMH
      October 19, 2013

      My basic question? Where do you reside? If you live in Dominica what are you doing to thrive. All the people I know living here in DA are barely surviving. So paying 4,000.00 dollars a person to bring them to vote is a bit extravagant for a country that has a hospital where you have to bring your own bedding and paracetamol.Don’t you think the people would be better served putting all that campaign money into a hospital to serve the folks living and dying in Dominica. Even Saverin himself was airlifted out of DA for health care. The people living over seas are just seeing a free trip home and that is not fair. Dominica has deteriorated so much in the last 10 years it is sickening. This DLP is only in it for itself. During the campaign they say other but YOU know that Actions speaking louder than words.
      This makes me so sick.

    • Anonymous
      October 20, 2013

      @mecamen
      I bet you would tell rosa parks to stand up in the bus to give a white man the seat after all it is the law and what difference would one person make.
      You talk about UWP complaining since the last election why are you not talking about the rampant corruption in government, right now there is a housing revolution in Dominica I see people getting money to build house and they not even on island, should we just sit down and shut up. Dont feel sorry for spaggs he had the courage to try to respond to a budget that not too many of us understood so before you start criticizing take a good look in the mirror. You are just to bias.

      • me
        October 21, 2013

        Basic human rights. Fighting to be able to sit on a bus.

  51. Neg
    October 19, 2013

    Mr. Norris Prevost, you are our hero in Roseau.

    • ()
      October 19, 2013

      I JUST LOVE THIS MAN.One of Dominicans smartest politician.

    • Really!
      October 19, 2013

      You people think that Prevost studying all you! He has absolutely nothing to lose. He does not have young children to send to the parade and he might just be too tired to attend any way. Further more, he does not need Prime Minister Skerritt or the DLP or The Boycott Opposition party for anything. He well fix. He is a millionaire.

  52. PetProjects
    October 19, 2013

    I stand with you Mr Prevost….

  53. Lol
    October 19, 2013

    Is there somebody more foolish that mister. What a stupid statement?

    • %
      October 19, 2013

      @Lol Yes there is! YOU ARE MORE MORONIC AND STUPID THAN HIM. Actually he is one of Dominica’s bright minds. HE IS STANDING FOR A JUST CAUSE. His stance will help you one day help you to live in a better Dominica.Not a Dominica led by thieves and liars, but one led by upright citizens.

  54. boss
    October 19, 2013

    and who gives a damn u dont come who.gonna miss u.

    • ?
      October 19, 2013

      You seem to care 100%,and I support you that you care so much. I also care since he is standing firm for a just cause.

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      Hope he will still be still alive then. Tomorrow belongs to no one. It is better to do good than bad.

      • kissasser
        October 20, 2013

        who ae you big , to call on people death. Hope you will live forever. You are a cold blooded creature.
        I will not attend!

  55. Tweety Bird
    October 19, 2013

    Sorry *every* was typing fast

  56. Tweety Bird
    October 19, 2013

    Prevost you aself so take a seat! if u wanna join them idiots of UWP to boycott the 2 events that is your choice butI will be there evedry step of the way to celebrate my country independence. Keep the politics out of independence.

    • SMH
      October 19, 2013

      If you continue to support Skerrit and Astaphan Independance will not mean anything. You will soon see.

  57. lolopop
    October 19, 2013

    amn right. not my children that going in that.offcourse a lot of people will attend why? because the labour party buy so many of them already so they will die labourand be buried poor in a red casket :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    my god why do Dominicans alow a single man to control them and they wont give u father god the attention and respect u deserved. some of them even pray to skerite instead of u.have merci on there soul.

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      Silly statement. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

    • bachelorette
      October 19, 2013

      How you know who we praying too. In my church we pray for the leaders. read your bible. God puts up and puts down Governments. Not men

  58. spicegirl
    October 19, 2013

    That’s not nothing new! You people boycott everything anyway.

  59. Fight the good fight
    October 19, 2013

    I meant to say ” taking a stand against dictatorship”.

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      What fight the good fight? What dictatorship? You do need a dictatorship government. Only then you will know and experience what a dictatorship government is and the meaning of dictatorship. You who, like the wolf that cried foul, maybe you should get one.

  60. Fight the good fight
    October 19, 2013

    I am proud of you sir, for taking a stand and sticking with it. Too many of us are cowards and are afraid to stand up for what we know is right, and just so we sit idly by and allow our nation to be stolen right out from underneath of us. You will remain on the right side of history for taking a stand again dictatorship in this country.

  61. lee
    October 19, 2013

    Please don’t include Dr. King and Mandela in you all nonsence these men had no hatred and malice like you all. Mr. Prevost all the boycotting did not do you any good. You all kept boycotting parliament and still get paid for being absent. Everyone is the same. God is the one who knows what is good for Dominica. People Let God do his work id he did not want Savarin to be President he would not given the title.

    • geeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
      October 19, 2013

      every thing that happen is not always God so know that when a nation is wicked it people ask for wicked kings,we where born with choices and the choices we make we will leave with them so to say god choose sarvern it is not bible

    • Anonymous
      October 20, 2013

      Keep god out of your ignorance. Go look up the meaning of protest people do that all over the world. Look how long mandella was in prison. After all these years he is only now considered a great leader.
      God has nothing to do with Charlo being president bad things happen everyday because of mankind poor judgement.

  62. Pedro
    October 19, 2013

    Those who support Charles Savarin as president are sending the wrong message to the Young people of Dominica. Savarin has been the most destructive, negative force in the history of the country since the abolition of slavery. Young people stay away from this man, give your support to positive action.

    • Joe Burton
      October 20, 2013

      The same thing can be said of Lennox

  63. patriot
    October 19, 2013

    You will not be missed. I think it is a good idea to stay home and rest in peace you need it.

  64. DA in TX
    October 19, 2013

    I fully agree i don’t know when it’s gonna be a better time to stand up for our country and it’s law Some may say it’s boycotting independence but it’s not the truth is who’s gonna do it for us if we don’t

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      So what after that? What satisfaction will you derive from it when the day is over, the night and the day after follow? Will you not be the same person with all your life’s problems?

  65. Anonymous
    October 19, 2013

    Stupes!

  66. laplaine
    October 19, 2013

    If you want change win elections give the people. a reasons. to vote for you .you cant judt protest everything and expect people to vote for you

  67. Dcauk
    October 19, 2013

    He would join, same clan and that is the kind of ppl that want to run my country..

  68. Riverside
    October 19, 2013

    Sorry Hon. Norris Prevost we all are going, hope you see us on Mappin. While you are home, take the time to groom yourself a little better.

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      This is being patriotic. No one possible, if they are in good health should miss this annual celebration.

    • Grand Bay Girl
      October 20, 2013

      LOL LOL :)

  69. Looking Good
    October 19, 2013

    CHARLO u ask for boycott in so many activities held in the county even on national day now u paying for your sins u had ask to boycott national youth rally because it was held at castlebruce so in your own coins take that

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      That was way back when and for a totally different reason which has no bearing on Dominica’s Independence Day Celebration.

  70. K K
    October 19, 2013

    These are the leaders that you all want to run this country. Lennox hasnt been in governmemt but the first thing he calls for is a boycott. Really Sir.
    Mr Savarin is better off where he is right now because he has been of no use to this country for years.
    People get this right Lennox has been a good radio host and this is where he should remain. He is already making promises with no economical support being established. Mr Francis may have good intentions but he wont last an entire term. Look and crazy T, we are buddies but right is right, he said so much about the government, today see where he is at. Mr Julius is another, he was the biggest thing in UWP said so much about the governmemt today where is he at. Common people wake up.
    Then someone has the nerve to say I am out there, why dont I return to contribute to my country. Really am I that Stupid. This country has been stagnant in its old ways where everything is a political issue. I Have no time for that rubbish. I do agree that America has its issues as well but we get it together quickly. YES WE.

    • geeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
      October 19, 2013

      alu people for get he the sarvin boycott da and even some body was shot and killed he made people stone some of the same labourite domininican had the to leave day because he had a boy cott ,wat you do in life will leave with u not after u wat he has sown that is wat he is reping now who do so never like so plenty of labour people not in favor of him been the presedent but they will sit and say nothing ,but mr pm your real friend are those that tell u the truth not those that tell u wat u want to hear but one thing i am saying when the wrafe comes down on u all of the will say they did not now wat u where doing mr pm

      • Joe Burton
        October 20, 2013

        One thing is true Labourites are the strong silent type.they know that anything and everything the P M does will be met with opposition.So when they harassed his choice of Mrs Boyd and Mrs Lafond he knew he had to appoint someone with guts that the U W P people could not budge with their mischief and disrespectful attitude.Charles has been at both ends of the court and is the most suitable to stand up to their properganda.If they had allowed Mrs Boyd appointment to stand…..so they got what they deserve.Now we can see their true colars,their sound and dance.With Charlo as a Ministert it was 18 to 3 .Now it is going to be 21 to 0.Skeritt will remain the youngest P M of the world with an other record win,the world record win.The Labour Party knows how to win election.U W P will remaim a one term party,a lame duck.

      • Joe Burton
        October 21, 2013

        Talking about Labour party electoral victory record .Leblanc has the world record.10 to 1 over the freedom party.It was murder.21 to 0 will be the new record .It will be called “slaughter”

  71. Anonymous
    October 18, 2013

    Good move

  72. Shameless
    October 18, 2013

    Very well said and done Mr. Prevost 8) !!

    A very stack reminder that Change Must Come to my land sooner rather than later under the leadership of the great Mr. Lennox Linton.

    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

    • concern
      October 19, 2013

      You forget to put uneducated, ignorant, and full of it, and much more but not a great leader,

    • dog bite
      October 19, 2013

      If Lenox is assertive I would really like to know what the word aggressive means. Think before you use words. And because they rhyme

    • kk
      October 20, 2013

      Under who Lennox, please. Without being in government your first solution to an issue is to protest. what about some form of diplomatic strategy. Whether the present government did it in the past, thats ok. Demonstrate that you are the bigger person here.

  73. contact
    October 18, 2013

    WELL SAID

  74. th
    October 18, 2013

    long time this boycotting taking place. stale news. we will boycott lennox too

  75. j
    October 18, 2013

    since you all lost the election, boycott started. nonesence mr prevost

  76. j
    October 18, 2013

    foolishness

  77. patriotic
    October 18, 2013

    this is our culture. mr prevost as a church man you should encourage your people to be patriotic people and stop using politic in everything

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      It shows! He does not love God and others. Some Christian, eh! Just wait!

  78. cc
    October 18, 2013

    mr prevost stop using charles saverin the president name. over the years you all have boycott many activities during the independence time. this is old news.

  79. Anonymous
    October 18, 2013

    the way to go. savarin shows no remorse for statement made against a business man and his business. Dominicans you cannot put politics with someone business, just like you cannot put politics with national day celebration. we said nothing when this man called on people to boycott a business place just because the man share his views on contracts given by the government on key projects. we really have fowl memory.
    if we give skerrit another chance I sorry for us

    • Joe Burton
      October 20, 2013

      As a minister Charlo had power to close a retail bisiness.WAW. My gosh.And as President you think you can boycott him .Good try.

  80. concern
    October 18, 2013

    Are you kidding did you just say Linton the warmanger is going to march peacefully, well you are just as mad as he is,all the man is trying to do is bring down Dominica the man does not have one ounce of decency in him he is a bully, give me a break and help to build Dominica and not tear it down.

  81. fil
    October 18, 2013

    Where is Hector? People for God sake give peace a chance. Mr. Prevost I thought your were different shame on you. Why let power fool your all to me hatred is destroying the Island. Let God do his will. Honestly speaking you all are just like the Tea Party time will tell.

  82. da stone cols
    October 18, 2013

    It makes no difference what prevost and the uwp says cause they have been protesting everything for about 10 years now.

  83. Neg Mawon
    October 18, 2013

    True dat!

  84. lisad
    October 18, 2013

    Strupes

  85. Roseau
    October 18, 2013

    Who will miss you at these Independence celebrations??? NO one!!!

  86. Nmc
    October 18, 2013

    It took one brave woman in Dominica to protest against the unconstitutional selection of Charles Savarin by Skeritt for President on the day the labour Party install him at gun point in Parliament. Like Rosa Parks her protest ignited the Civil rights Movement and successfully change racial discrimination in America.It is for the same reason I support the call of the Hon. Norris Prevost and the UWP to boycott the Youth Rally and the Parade to demonstrate the people dissatisfaction for violating the provision of the constitution. Charles Savarin has done and would have done worst than that.

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      You compare that woman to Rosa Parks? You have a problem. This is the height of stupidity and lack of US knowledge of all.
      Leave Rosa Parks out of your foolishness. Find her book and read it and educate yourself about her and what she did for the entire US black community including migrants and visitors of likewise race to the US.
      Never will they ever have to be segregated in schools, not being able to attend college and universities, participate in certain functions, seat in designated areas and in other government areas, sit in the back of a bus again; refuse employment because of the color of their skin, not being served in public places as also restaurants and allowed to use only designated toilets.
      This is what Rosa Parks did for her race that was inhumanely discriminated against for years. Do not insult that dear, brave lady “who genuinely fought the good fight” for all US members of her race and of the entire world for that matter. She risked her life to do so. She is a true hero.
      What has this woman done for Dominica and all nationals? From now on never mention Rosa Park’s name in this context to compare her to that woman.

  87. DA Soil
    October 18, 2013

    That is no surprise. UWP should change their name to BOYCUT Party since in yhr 25years he claim to be in Parliament this is the most he has done for the people he claims to represent. SHAME
    on you. The country is still progressing. Don’t you see this is Not effective.

  88. FAST AND FURIOUS
    October 18, 2013

    Prevost who cares.Think Savarin worry about you and your gang!All you scared because all you cannot do him what all you do to Alix B Night.Hope you don’t look at the activities on TV too.

    • Joe Burton
      October 20, 2013

      Charles Savarin is not afraid.The man has no fear.He is more than a match for them

  89. for better not worst
    October 18, 2013

    Ehbah look problem in Dominica :cry:

  90. sherily Allan
    October 18, 2013

    mr prevost take a rest linton stop ur ignorance i am not in accordance with u all

  91. concerned citizen
    October 18, 2013

    Oh DO shut up Mr. Prevost. You have been replaced, so you really don’t matter.

  92. dog bite
    October 18, 2013

    Prevost I think it is total disrespect when you and your colleagues use these sensible people as you mentioned in you all ignorance, hatred, stupidity and divisiveness that you guy’s are going on with. A person in your position should be uniting the people not dividing them. This is not the dark ages.

  93. Met Yo
    October 18, 2013

    And another thing you must think we went to school behind the church on saturday man……..the constitution of Dominica expressly says that a politician/senator shall resign his seat if nominated to serve as President we read we are an educated people(thanks to the UWP for insituting universal secondary education)which consitution you and lennox reading from eh????certainly not Dominicas…..mahybe is Taiwan

  94. right-on
    October 18, 2013

    if prevost was the leader of the opposition, many persons would have voted him in to be prime minister, for he has the qualities to make a good leader, however these guys only play for power, so you have prevost well ripe and ready for action (after all these years) but still on the back burner. having guys like hector john, ron green, and look now lennox linton. are u guys serious? don’t u wanna win the election? put in prevost as leader brother, that is the only match for skerrit, u putting in a tv announcer to be prime minister? not joke u making na bro? skerro will swallow u guys whole. number 1. break-off completely from the clutches of eddo. 2. properly reform the leadership by placing prevost as leader of the opposition, and 3. finally give skerro something to keep him up all night before going to bed. but u guys do things like u don’t know what you’re doing. Lennox isn’t the right guy for the job, what is he gonna do if elected? read news? give the weather forecast? boy put in prevost and give skerro a run for his money. otherwise there is no way uwp winning there, and next year when u lose by another landslide, u gone say “oh it was the ballots” bla bla bla….put in prevost!! and that’s all!!

    • Joe Burton
      October 20, 2013

      We do not who the leader of U W P is.Prevost Green, Edison, John and Lennox all profess to be leader.The 5 make a handful but ther is no hand.

  95. Met Yo
    October 18, 2013

    Whatever Prevost…..wait nah UWPwie will never hold office in DA anytime soon thats a promise……..all you and lennox and the pack of jokers have established is that you have no respect for Dominica or dominicans. at the end of the day Mr Savrin IS the president of Dominica and for you to not stand to respect not him but the office he holds is well….unfortunate to put it nicely…..dont worry you have seeen the response to your new leaders stunt in the dno poll……we will remember come polling day

  96. Anonymous
    October 18, 2013

    So you “served” in Parliament for 25 years and you still come there in a PURPLE shirt? You mean you did not know the legislation dealing with the dress code for the House does not permit such a colour? I do not suppose you know that Section 35(3)(d) of the same constitution you fellas always talking about contemplates the swift movement from Minister or Speaker or Senator or ordinary member of Parliament to PRESIDENT? It is there… Read it!! So Norrie boy, exactly what did you learn over those 25 years? Oh yes!! I know!! You learned how to boycott. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  97. Really!
    October 18, 2013

    Mr. Prevost was it unconstitutional??? If it was take it o the courts. Your feelings have nothing to do with the majority of Dominicans. Don’t be disillusioned, the majority of Dominicans do not support the Boycott opposition!! I hope you and your supporters will continue to boycott as long as President Savarin remains President, because its going to be for a very long time . Take it to the courts Prevost, if President Charles is illegal.

    • Joe Burton
      October 20, 2013

      MY views exactly.Test it in the court which can null and void it if it is illegal.Prevost and Brian Alleyne knows that.They are Qualified lawyers.Mabe they can advise Lennox who does not understand it.HE only learnt bulling before he dropped out and went to properganda school behind the church on Saturdays

  98. ON POINT
    October 18, 2013

    Please don’t compare you all saga with that of the great men who went before us. They must be turning in their grave. Not one of these great men exploited our youths for political gain. They did put country first and I would expect that you would do the same. Shame on you guys for disrespecting our independence and spreading division.

    • Joe Burton
      October 20, 2013

      This men had causes to fight for. They had no selfish ambitions.They did not have to invent issues with properganda and name calling to get international support.They did seek revenge on their enimies.

      • Joe Burton
        October 21, 2013

        Sorry,I wanted to write “THEY DID NOT SEEK REVENGE”

  99. forreal
    October 18, 2013

    prevost for twenty five years,you have served in dominicas parliment,what have you to show for all these years,all i remeber you having ,was a shoe store in roseau,why dont you guys just go back to marigot and get lost,we do not need marigot people to advance our country,marigot people are boastfull people,eddison james had an issue with mammo for a position,he got a position and did nothing for dominica,except marigot,you think we going down that same road again,we are not in this village thing again,we get rule by grandbay,portsmouth,roseau,marigot,now castle bruce,laplane,or where the hell skerrit comes from,we are no longer into these country boys war,this thing been going on for to long,and do not tell me that i do not no what i am talking about,i am dominican,i am fifty three years old,i no how
    dominicas society is shaped and how my people think,so get you all act together,times are serious,the world wont wait,children got be fed,you all keep this up,and dominica will erupt in a seriuos conflict,when people can not take it no more,take this as warning,stop playing politics,with people life.

    • %
      October 19, 2013

      @ forreal. Take me out of the “We” rubbish you are talking about. DID YOU ASK WHAT PREVOST ACCOMPLISHED IN GOVERNMENT? I was a blind Labourite while he was in government.But these are just a few of the things he accomplished.’The Grandbay Secondary School”, The Delice Petite Savanne Road, The Fab Road, Castle Bruce Secondary School,Concord Primary, Addition of Classes to the North Eastern secondary, the World Creole Music Festival, The Purchasing of land to Construct the Jet airport, The Pointe Mitchel Seawall, a higher standard of living for the people, Increased non-banana exports,etc, etc, etc,.
      Somebody else will help me with the list, since at that time I WAS A BLIND LABOURITE LIKE YOU. What the UWP accomplished in 4 and a half years Labour Powder has not done in 13 years.

      • forreal
        October 21, 2013

        does any of the crap that you have listed here,surpass what the present government is doing for education,we are even looking to educate your present party leader,traitors like you,are like saul,what you wanted you did’nt get?so you skip ship,if he had done so much,why you did’nt abandon ship long ago,you was looking for something,not a labourite,a labourlech.

    • me
      October 19, 2013

      Marigot is part of Dominica.

      • forreal
        October 20, 2013

        yes that is true,but the bigger picture is,that eddison formed the UWP on an asumption,with an intension to fight roseau people for power,it was not built on good faith,he had a problem with mammo,and right now that standing issue still exist,look at the front line prevost linton eddison,do not mind his so called resignation,that’s a front,they are marigotians and proud of it,he will be made president and control the party,like puttin in russia,UWP is a marigotian party,they do not hold the entire country’s interest at heart,it will be revenge,and that will bring conflict,good skerrit,bad skerrit,dominica has made more progress under his labour party adminstration,than any other party in dominicas history,so this attitude of village vs village, country boys,town boys,VS one another or where you are from got to go,give real people a chance to do real things for the betterment our children’s future,enough is enough.

  100. Santa Claus
    October 18, 2013

    Mr. Prevost, I fully understand your position and that of the UWP. The harm Skerrit and Savarin have done to our country in years to me is irreparable. I am not just talking about unemployment but the damage done to the rule of law, the corrupt practices which have become the norm now, the manner in which they treated the GON Emmanuel fire bombing on the Lords birthday, make it worse to hear statements made by Savarin on Kairi as MINISTER for NATIONAL SECURITY to the point that most persons are of the opinion that he did more to help hide the criminal(s) than to ensure that justice was served. In fact based on how they played it out on the animal program many question their innocence. To salute this same gentleman as president today? What a disgrace! Furthermore, this is the same person that called on Dominicans to boycott the supermarket of Breezee’s Mart which eventually forced them to close it down and send Dominicans home. Needless to talk about his role in the 1979 civil unrest in which resulted in our first president having to fly to England for shelter and never returned, the death of Timothy and the personal threats on many others. These crimes cannot be and should never be forgotton or forgiven but instead, Skerrit is telling us to salute this same person as president of Dominica. According to their own attorney this is “Utter rubbish” and pure hypocrisy.
    In as much as I, for nation peace do not like the call made by Mr. Linton and the UWP, when you think of the damage done to our country or better yet, the transgressions committed and supported by this duo, is enough to cause any patriot or law abiding citizen to be upset and call for a boycott of our 35th independence. Do I like the move? absolutely not! Is it justifiable? A BIG YES!

  101. Anonymous
    October 18, 2013

    Good for Mr. Prevost. I applaud his warp sense of patriotism. He and the UWP have been protesting since 2000. So what is the difference now. Just more of the same.

    They have not and cannot get over losing the 2000 elections so they do the only thing they know how to do best. Remember that Calypso, was it last year or the year before, where they called to disrespect the Head of State and all Leaders. Savarin was not President then was he? That is just another smoke screen. What is it they do not want Dominican to discuss or know about?

    Dominica and Dominicans will see this one through also. Especially our students a The UWP still will not be the Government of Dominica in a very long while.

    So let their protest continue for as long as they want, they are just showing us what and who they are.

    Continue you protest Mr. Prevost.

  102. Xavier
    October 18, 2013

    Excellent Move, Prev……

    Don’t worry the two events will be lack lustre..
    They will get the notice…

    Labour must feel it harshly at all times…

  103. October 18, 2013

    Forget Charles Savarin on Independence Day. Deal with him later. You all are asking the young people who are looking forward to celebrate, and who have been celebrating all of their lives to BOYCOTT SAVARIN.

    How about BOYCOTTING PREVOST? You have done your service to the Island, step aside and allow one of the YOUNG PEOPLE you all are trying to recruit against Charles fill your position, and who knows, another young person may eventually take over Charles’ position.

    I WISH WE WERE FIGHTING FOR PEACE, AS MUCH AS WE ARE FIGHTING FOR POSITION.

    • T
      October 19, 2013

      You are such a HYPOCRITE AND AN ACCOMPLISHED FOOL. Why don’t you call on Savarin to step aside instead? Prevost has 95% or more done so.As far as i know it Isaac will contest Roseau Central for UWP. Now you stop being a RED FOLLOWER,part of those Skerrit himself consider his his fools. ASK OR DEMAND LIKE PREVOST THAT SAVARIN STEP ASIDE.Do you know Savarin’s age?

  104. papamet
    October 18, 2013

    I dont think the thousands of children will miss you. Less boring speeches to listen to

  105. Good Move
    October 18, 2013

    I 100th fold the motion. My boots will be silently on another ground planting peas to make a little money. No Koolwash brigade, no armed forces-that belongs to Charlo.

  106. OMG
    October 18, 2013

    Who cares? You will not be missed

  107. %
    October 18, 2013

    I am in absolute and total support with you HONOURABLE PREVOST!

  108. looking on
    October 18, 2013

    Prevost needs to shout the hell up and stop dividing the Country, Prevost and Lennox needs to go and vote when they should be voting or shout up, nobody got time for that.

    • ?
      October 19, 2013

      You lie we. I HAVE A LOT OF TIME FOR THAT.These are some of the things that matters to me.But thanks God Skerrit is on his way out, DISCARDED BY THE PEOPLE, so all these nonsense will soon end.

  109. love for all
    October 18, 2013

    why dont this poeple leave us alone to enjoy ourself

  110. Concerned
    October 18, 2013

    Well said, Norris, I am with you all the way.

  111. James
    October 18, 2013

    Well said Mr. Prevost. This will also be my stance on the matter!

  112. vieille case
    October 18, 2013

    mr pre we are with you all the way be for peace there is war

  113. One Love
    October 18, 2013

    YES . .. YES . . . YES that is man!!!

  114. uwp
    October 18, 2013

    that’s no surprise

  115. Not happy anymore
    October 18, 2013

    Prevost and d rest mad in silence. All u thinking and fighting for power, but if dat is the behavior, D/cans are like milk they turn fast

    • _________________
      October 19, 2013

      WELL THEY ARE TURNING IN VERY LARGE NUMBERS away fron the Labour Party.This is the headache that Skerrit has.HE IS LIKE A MAD MAN NOW!

      • Moire
        October 20, 2013

        Wishful thinking!

      • Joe Burton
        October 20, 2013

        Yes ,we turned to let Freedom party win,we turn again to let U W P in,then we turn again to let Skeritt win again with a convincing 18 to 3 world record.We tested the Q B and we pick the right one to lead the country. U W P cannot turn again.we are going to throw them in the discarded pile with the D U P P and the Freedom Party.We cannot be fooled again.We have over 70 years of experience .They even sang sanky for us .This time around we shall not be moved.

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